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Stories from Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Jetton assault trial rescheduled for June (01/25/11)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- For the second time since the case was moved to New Madrid County, Circuit Court Judge Fred W. Copeland agreed Tuesday to reschedule a two-day jury trial for former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton, who's charged with felony assault.
Charges added against Stoddard County man who left state to escape arrest (01/25/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Chris Rauscher, the Malden, Mo., man previously charged with stealing a vehicle from a local car dealership after he was suspected of taking part in a local burglary, now faces further charges. Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Oliver had indicated late last week that the 31-year-old former Dexter man would likely face charges of burglary in addition to charges filed in 2010...
Stoddard County prosecutor pledges crackdown on persistent drug offenders (01/25/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Stoddard County's new prosecuting attorney promises to take a strong stand against drug crime. Oliver said he has taken a "hard line" on people with two or more previous drug convictions. State statutes, he said, allow for penalty enhancement for prior offenders...
Bridge work means summer of detours for some Cape Girardeau County residents (01/25/11)
Cape Girardeau County residents living near Burfordville will have a summer of road detours ahead of them as MoDOT replaces three area bridges on Highway 34 as part of its Safe and Sound bridge improvement program. Program field engineer Andy Meyer told county commissioners Monday that bridges crossing Whitewater River, Whitewater Overflow and Byrd Creek are scheduled to be replaced starting May 15, prompting about three months of road closures along the highway...
School nurses plan ahead to help students with health challenges succeed in school (01/25/11)
This one's a big problem. Alana Alford is up to the challenge. The second-grader at Orchard Elementary School in Jackson struggles at first with the math problem on the board: 53-26. Her teacher provides a little direction, a reminder on borrowing. Alana counts on her fingers, eyes focused. She taps a pinky on her desk, and she's got it. She writes the answer in red marker on her dry-erase board...
Prosecutor alleges Dickerson padded company's financial data on application (01/25/11)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Prosecutors in Stoddard County have added deceptive business practices to the crimes they believe were committed by Weaver Dickerson, the former president and CEO of a proposed Cape Girardeau medical clinic, thereby violating his probation...
Blair Packaging Inc. requesting tax abatement for Thorngate property (01/25/11)
A packaging company is asking the city for a $369,398 property tax abatement over the next 10 years. Blair Packaging Inc. of Scott City announced earlier this month it will open a paper box manufacturing facility this spring in the former Thorngate Ltd. building. The project is a $2.5 million investment promising 30 new jobs this year and more in the future...
Cape Girardeau downtown noise committee to make recommendations (01/25/11)
A proposed downtown Cape Girardeau noise ordinance aimed at outdoor bands would make it a citable offense if noise levels could be heard at greater than 300 feet at any time, though that distance shrinks the later it gets. A committee tasked with taking a look at the city's noise ordinance will make its recommendation to the Cape Girardeau City Council at its 5 p.m. study session Tuesday...
Cape schools seeking state technology grant (01/25/11)
The Cape Girardeau School District is hoping to land a state grant to help upgrade computer technology. On Monday, the Cape Girardeau School Board approved a Business Technology Program Enhancement Grant. The proposal calls for the purchase of 70 desktop computers for students, another six for teachers, scores of monitors and business software, at a cost topping $103,000. ...
Cape Girardeau County Commission adjusts clerk's office budget (01/25/11)
Cape Girardeau County Commissioners approved an adjustment to the clerk's 2011 budget to allow for training on payroll software. County Clerk Kara Clark Summers asked for permission to bring a consultant with Springbrook, developer of the county's payroll software, from Portland, Ore., to work with staff members on best uses of the system...
Man charged with selling drugs to Cape Girardeau murder victim (01/25/11)
A Charleston, Mo., man recently extradited to Missouri from DeKalb County, Ga., has been charged in Cape Girardeau County with distribution of cocaine and Monday was granted a change of venue to Mississippi County. Authorities in Cape Girardeau sought to interview Armster "Bud" Robinson III, 20, last summer, after an Illinois man charged in the June murder of Matthew "Woody" Ervin linked him to the scene of the crime -- the intersection of Park Drive and Fountain Street in Cape Girardeau...
Benton business destroyed in early-morning fire (01/25/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Scott County heating and cooling business just outside Benton was destroyed by fire early Monday morning. NBC Fire District incident commander Phillip Sturgon said he was the first on scene about 1:30 a.m. at K & H Heating and Air -- to find the building fully engulfed with flames. He said the firefighters' main concern was a 500-gallon propane tank behind the building...
Cape Girardeau man gets 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to child sex charge (01/25/11)
Circuit Court Judge Benjamin F. Lewis accepted a plea agreement Monday between attorneys handling the case of Terry E. Headrick, a Cape Girardeau man who pleaded guilty to an amended felony charge of attempted child molestation. Headrick, 43, initially charged with child molestation, was sentenced to 10 years in prison...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda for 1/25/11 (01/25/11)
City hall 401 Independence St. Study session, 5 p.m. today Meeting, 7 p.m. today Study session items Meeting Public hearings Consent agenda New ordinances Appointments Other business ...
Suspect pleads not guilty in deadly Ariz. shooting (01/25/11)
PHOENIX -- The suspect in the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords smiled and nodded but didn't speak as he appeared in court Monday and his attorney provided the 22-year-old's first response to the charges: a plea of not guilty. In the two weeks since the deadly attack outside a Tucson, Ariz., grocery store, Jared Loughner's hair -- shaved in the mug shot that's become an enduring image of the tragedy -- has grown out slightly. ...
Bombing at Moscow airport kills 35 (01/25/11)
MOSCOW -- Terrorists struck again in the heart of Russia, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up Monday in Moscow's busiest airport and turning its international arrivals terminal into a smoky, blood-spattered hall of dismembered bodies, screaming survivors and abandoned suitcases. At least 35 people were killed, including two British travelers...
Braves rout Oran for tourney title (01/25/11)
SCC captured the Scott-Mississippi Conference title with a 99-47 victory
Chaffee blocks Rams' path to third-place trophy (01/25/11)
Chaffee claimed third place at the Scott-Mississippi Conference tournament with a 52-47 win over its rival.
High school roundup: Meadow Heights girls cruise past Oran (01/25/11)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Scott City's Shemonia is the Southeast Missourian Runner of the Year (01/25/11)
It would be easy to mistake Brandon Shemonia for an average teenager. He stands about 5 foot 8 with floppy blond hair. He's a well-spoken, polite kid. But any high school cross country runner who sees Shemonia as average doesn't stand a chance. The Scott City junior finished second at the Class 2 state cross country meet for the second consecutive year after dominating many of his races this season. ...
Avalanche beat slumping Blues (01/25/11)
DENVER -- Brandon Yip scored twice and Kevin Shattenkirk broke a third-period tie on a power play, helping the Colorado Avalanche snap a two-game skid with a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night. Ryan Stoa added a valuable insurance goal and Peter Budaj stopped 21 shots...
Proposed federal guidelines would make school lunches healthier (01/25/11)
WASHINGTON -- School cafeterias would have serve children more whole grains, fruits and vegetables -- and fewer fries and other starchy foods -- under the government's plans for the first major nutritional overhaul of students' meals in 15 years...
Free bone marrow donor drive today in Cape Girardeau (01/25/11)
It is a cause that has intrigued Emily LaValle for years, and with procedures simpler and more affordable than ever, she wants to spread bone marrow donation awareness throughout the community. As the former president of the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society Alliance, LaValle said she wanted to sponsor a bone marrow drive in the community and knew the alliance would help. She presented information to the alliance board and the group set today for the drive...
James Blunt (01/25/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- James Clark Blunt, 98, of Perryville, formerly of Steelville and Rockaway Beach, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 at Holiday Residential Care in Perryville. Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville...
Dorothy Valle (01/25/11)
Dorothy Valle, 90, of Cape Girardeau, died at 11:02 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Mary Vogt (01/25/11)
Mary Beth Vogt, 95, of Jackson, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jimmy Corbin officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau...
Mary Jane Pfefferkorn (01/25/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mary Jane Pfefferkorn, 72, of Chaffee died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at her home. She was born Feb. 7, 1938, in Benton, Mo., the daughter of Earsel Joseph and Josephine Sophie Niederkorn Thompson. She married Paul DeWayne "Flip" Pfefferkorn on Oct. 24, 1959, at Benton...
Blanche Mason (01/25/11)
Blanche M. Mason, age 86, of Jackson, passed away Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at the Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Jan. 31, 1924, at Jackson, daughter of Emil and Hettie Fulbright Burgfeld. She married Gerald P. "Jerry" Mason on Feb. 23, 1957. He preceded her in death June 4, 1995...
James Jacobs (01/25/11)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- James "Jamie" H. Jacobs, 61, of Advance, was born Aug. 15, 1949, at Cape Girardeau, the son of Hardy and Bessie Kemp Jacobs, and passed away Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Jamie was a 1967 graduate of Advance High School. He attended Southeast Missouri State University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Putnam. He was a member of the Advance United Methodist Church...
Births 1/25/11 (01/25/11)
Son to Andre' Tremayne Bailey Jr. and Katessa Marie Powell of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 7:27 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. Name, Key'Andre Tremayne La'Shaun. Weight, 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Third child, third son. Powell is the daughter of Dianne White of Cape Girardeau...
Cape Central Junior High (01/25/11)
Cape Central Junior High School A Honor Roll 7th grade: Rikki Aaron, Brooke Anderson, Jessica Anderson, Sarah Boerboom, Hanna Borders, Madison Boyer, Hannah Braswell, Sydney Deneke, Reed Dickson, Anna Garner, Steven Hendricks, Garrett Jackson, Lauren Kimberly, Hannah Knight, Hattie Madsen, Bailey Manley, Peyton Mink, Jovanny Miranda, Clayton Monia, Shelby Powers, Jennifer Ramsey, Izabella Sander, Megan Sheeley, Samartha Shrestha, Alexander Smith, Thomas Sparkman, Matthew Stearns, Belinda Strack, Lauren Uhls, Adrienne Underwood, Casey Vaughn, Gabriela Vieira, Anne Wilferth, Rachel Williams, Sophia Wilson, Bailey Wooten, Shane Wright.
Immaculate Conception School (01/25/11)
Immaculate Conception School 2010-2011 A Honor Roll 4th grade: Ian Bartholomew, Laura Bertrand, Megan Engelen, Seth Essner, Ashley Hanners, Benton Keran, Colten Seyer, Livia Wunderlich, Braden Vaugier. 5th grade: Kate Appleman, Shelby Bauwens, Allison Bray, Hannah Brugger, Claire Essner, Ethan Gatzemeyer, Matthew Gibbs, Harper Guilliams, Megan Jansen...
Notre Dame Regional High Schoo (01/25/11)
Notre Dame Regional High School A Honor Roll 9th Grade: Madison Baumgart, Hailey Bedell, Amy Blattel, Collin Boner, Madison Buelow, Abigail Charlier, Colleen Compas, Derek Dittlinger, Christopher Dixon, Benjamin Dohogne, Michelle Dominguez-Salinas, Mitzi Dominguez-Salinas, Rebecca Earley, Samantha Easley, Conner Elfrink, Taylor Feeney, Krissy Gaines, Lindsey Grojean, Kristen Haberkorn, Richard Hagedorn, Brock Hammers, Matthew Hayes, Rachel Hearnes, Caleb Heisserer, Andrew Hobeck, Ross James, Joshua Jansen, Reagan Kapp, Mary Klueppel, Collin Kramer, Nicholas LeGrand, Maci Long, Sara Long, Halle Lynch, Nicholas McMillan, Jacob Meadors, Andrew Moore, Michael Nelson, Alexia New, Maris Parker, Matthew Parker, Emma Pickett, Ethan Pobst, Karsen Powers, Zachary Raines, Abby Ritter, Madeline Rosenquist, Mollie Ross, Edith Salter, Claire Schafer, Megan Schmittzehe, Katherine Sellers, Anna Marie Siebert, Christen Siebert, Griffin Siebert, Adele Soutar, Sarah Stroup, Megan Thompson, Dorothy Turner, Anna Unterreiner, Benjamin Wedemeier, Kaitlin Welter, Matthew Westrich, Andrea Younghouse.. ...
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/25/11 (01/25/11)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Jackson fire report 1/25/11 (01/25/11)
FIRE Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/25/11 (01/25/11)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Arrests Thefts Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 1/25/11 (01/25/11)
One of Cape Girardeau's longtime city officials, public works superintendent L.W. "Bill" McDowell, is retiring at the end of this month after 27 years of service, including more than 16 years as superintendent. Cape Girardeau Board of Education member Catherine Otto, who in December said she wouldn't seek another term, has filed for re-election...
Blair Packaging (01/25/11)
While the national economic picture is still concerning, a recent announcement by a Southeast Missouri company has generated reason for excitement locally. Blair Packaging Inc. of Scott City announced earlier this month that it would be opening a paper box manufacturing facility in the former Thorngate Ltd. building in Cape Girardeau. The operation, called Blair Best Box, will manufacture a new high-end box line...
Speak Out 1/25/11 (01/25/11)
I went out Saturday night to a private club and then downtown to hear a band. The next day my lungs were wheezing and my ears were draining from the smoke. I cannot go out anymore because of my severe allergies to smoke. You smokers really don't know how sick your smoke makes us...
Prayer 1/25/11 (01/25/11)
O Lord, we praise you, for you are the great I Am. Amen.
Ronald McDonald House Charities donates to St Paul (01/25/11)
St. Paul Lutheran School has received $4598 from Ronald McDonald House Charities to purchase additional technology for its classrooms. The teachers use interactive boards and slates to engage students and enhance student learning. RMHC supports non-profit childrens' programs in the areas of education, health and social well-being, and the cultural arts. The local chapter has awarded over $200,000 in grants to projects in the tri-state area in 2010...
Ronald McDonald House Charity donates to Oak Ridge (01/25/11)
Oak Ridge Elementary School has received $5,000 from the Ronald McDonald House Charities to purchase ten new computers. The new computers will allow the students to use updated software, such as the Reading Renaissance program, that the current systems cannot utilize...
Racoon (01/25/11)
We spotted this racoon while hiking at Lake Tywappity Sunday afternoon.
My best friend Jake (01/25/11)
My Best friend Jake is getting pretty old (much like me)but we still love the outdoors :)
Winter road (01/25/11)
Hiking the trails of Watkins Conservation area by Morley Mo.
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