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Missouri House gives preliminary approval to welfare drug testing (01/26/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Missouri House has given first round approval to legislation that would disqualify adults found to be using drugs from receiving their payments under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families act. Sponsor, Rep. Ellen Brandom, R-Sikeston, said taxpayer money should not go to subsidize drug habits of adults who receive public assistance. ...
Missouri Senate committee approves texting while driving ban (01/26/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri Senate committee has approved legislation that bars all drivers from texting while driving. Currently, only drivers 21 years old and younger are prohibited from sending cell phone text messages while driving. But the Missouri State Highway Patrol says it is hard to tell how old a driver is if an officer sees them texting...
Council asks for demonstration before looking at noise ordinance (01/26/11)
Before the Cape Girardeau City Council takes a look at a new downtown noise ordinance, its members want to take a listen. At its study session Tuesday night, council members asked city staff to set up a sound demonstration to show them what would constitute noise at various distances. The council heard recommendations from a special citizens committee that suggested a new ordinance be drafted to sets parameters for outdoor bands in the downtown district...
Jetton trial rescheduled for summer (01/26/11)
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...
Cape Girardeau County Clerk certifies Fruitland annexation petition (01/26/11)
The Cape Girardeau County Clerk has certified a petition from a group of Fruitland residents requesting annexation to Jackson and city officials said they are now researching the effects of extending their borders. "We're running the numbers. We're looking at money generated from tax revenue, real estate, sales tax," city administrator Jim Roach said...
Trends in classroom technology shifting (01/26/11)
The classroom of the future will feature textbooks on touch-screens and more interactive learning systems. Technology is changing at the speed of light, and e-readers, particularly the iPad, are redefining how learning materials are distributed to students...
'Riverdance' fans turn out for Cape Girardeau show (01/26/11)
Rita Burk of Cape Girardeau said she and her husband Marl don't get out and drive much after dark anymore because of his eyesight. But the Burks made an exception Tuesday evening. The Burks were among an enthusiastic crowd of 1,633 on hand at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau to see "Riverdance," the production that has thrilled audiences worldwide and helped to popularize Irish stepdancing...
Midget wrestling coming to Cape Girardeau (01/26/11)
Things are looking up for fans of midget wrestling in Cape Girardeau. After a midget wrestling event at Pink Galleon Billards and Games was canceled in October, the club's owner plans to bring a different group of tiny fighters to town Feb. 24. Reality TV's Champion Midget Wrestling organization is cooperating with the Missouri Office of Athletics to follow licensing guidelines, unlike the group booked last year, said Pink Galleon owner Chris Seib...
Chaffee man dies in single-vehicle accident in Cape Girardeau County (01/26/11)
A driver for MFA Oil was killed Tuesday morning when he lost control of the tanker truck he was driving. The accident happened on Route KK in northern Cape Girardeau County, about three miles west of Interstate 55. The driver of the truck ran off the road, overcorrected, then crossed the road and overturned, according to accident investigators. He was wearing a seat belt, but was pinned inside the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene...
Perryville, Mo., woman appointed to state board (01/26/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Janette Call of Perryville has been named to the Board of Examiners for Hearing Instrument Specialists. Her nomination was sponsored by Sen. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, and was approved by the full Missouri Senate on Monday...
Spring enrollment at Three Rivers Community College sets record (01/26/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three Rivers College reported an enrollment of over 3,700 students for its spring 2011 semester, which began Jan. 18. As of Jan. 19, enrollment stood at 3,710 students, a 6.8 percent increase over last year and a record for spring enrollment. Credit hours are at 39,780, almost a 10 percent increase...
Jackson kindergarten enrollment expected to be high for 2011-2012 (01/26/11)
It's kindergarten enrollment time, and in Jackson many of the incoming kindergartners are homegrown. Rita Fisher, assistant superintendent of the Jackson School District, said next year's kindergarten class will be comprised of about 150 students from the district's preschool program...
Effort to repeal dog breeding law begins (01/26/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Pet owners, commercial breeders and animal rights activists packed a Missouri House hearing Tuesday as lawmakers considered whether to repeal or roll back a voter-approved law that toughens oversight of dog breeders. A bill by state Rep. ...
Text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech (01/26/11)
The following text was provided by the White House Media Affairs Office. THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Tonight I want to begin by congratulating the men and women of the 112th Congress, as well as your new Speaker, John Boehner. ...
Obama calls for Republicans, Democrats to 'move forward together' in State of the Union (01/26/11)
WASHINGTON -- Pleading for unity in a newly divided government, President Barack Obama implored Democratic and Republican lawmakers to rally behind his vision of economic revival for an anxious nation, declaring in his State of the Union address Tuesday night: "We will move forward together or not at all."...
Former frequent restaurant diners learn to love their ovens (01/26/11)
Eating at home may be one of the few behavioral changes from the recession that stick. Forced to eat more meals at home when money was tight, people learned new habits. Some discovered they enjoy cooking and dining in. As the economy improves and families have more spending money, they're still saving restaurants for special occasions...
Braves breeze past Bulldogs (01/26/11)
Notre Dame accomplished its goal of forcing Scott County Central to play in the half court. The Bulldogs' problem was that the Braves proved adept at it. The Braves leaned on a balanced attack that saw five players score at least 11 points in their 86-55 victory over the host Bulldogs on Tuesday...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Jackson's Allison Hobbs (01/26/11)
Hobbs helped lead her team to a third-place finish at the City of Roses Invitational on Saturday at Central High School pool, the best result the team has ever achieved at the meet.
High school roundup: Oak Ridge trims Oran 51-49 (01/26/11)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Jackson succumbs 60-32 to top-ranked Sikeston (01/26/11)
The Bulldogs improved to 17-0 with their second win against the Indians
Southeast indicates Samuel will return (01/26/11)
AD is Silent on coach's status, but Samuel is scheduled to speak at a recruit signing party two days after his contract is due to expire
JUCO transfer excels for Mizzou (01/26/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Ricardo Ratliffe was an eighth-grader before he started playing competitive basketball. He sure has beefed up No. 11 Missouri's inside game as one of the top junior college recruits. The junior is averaging 12.8 points and seven rebounds since the Tigers (17-3, 3-2 Big 12) began conference play. He's been an intimidator at times with a pair of six-block games, the latest in Saturday night's rout of Iowa State, to go with a feisty offensive game around the lane...
Redhawks' Kahle named OVC field athlete of the week (01/26/11)
Southeast Missouri State senior Rachel Kahle was named the Ohio Valley Conference field athlete of the week Tuesday. Kahle, a Jackson High School graduate who has had an impressive track and field career for the Redhawks, earned her first OVC weekly honor...
Eat rich, eat right for Chinese New Year (01/26/11)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Have your luck and eat it, too. That's the philosophy behind traditional Chinese New Year's dishes, which are loaded with symbolic meaning auguring prosperity for the coming year. Want to live long? Eat long noodles -- just be sure not to cut them...
Standby recipes from days gone by (01/26/11)
Recently I returned to Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake, Ill., for my high school homecoming. It was so good to see old friends and hear about their children and accomplishments. I enjoyed reminiscing about fun times in the home economics room. One year we made homemade cream horns as a fundraiser to go on a trip to Nashville, Tenn., and stay at the Opryland Hotel. ...
'The King's Speech' leads in Oscar race (01/26/11)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Queen Elizabeth II's dad, Albert -- the gentle, stammering Duke of York -- never was meant to be king. And from Hollywood's early honors this season, a drama based on his life never seemed destined as heir-apparent at the Academy Awards...
Dorothy Valle (01/26/11)
Dorothy Lee Valle, age 90, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at home in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 9, 1920, in Flat River, Mo., to Joshua and Maude (Montgomery) Gallagher. She was married to Thomas Boyd Valle on Aug. 29, 1941, and he preceded her in death March 15, 2004...
Carole Stone (01/26/11)
Carole Lorraine Stone, age 71, of Cape Girardeau passed away after a long battle with cancer Jan. 23, 2011 at Southeast Hospital, with her husband by her side. She was born Aug. 21, 1939, in Lutesville, Mo.; she was the oldest of six children born to Ferneita A. DuLaney Hahn and the late Willard R. Hahn. She and Jerry B. Stone were united in marriage Sept. 22, 1957...
Dora Schrock (01/26/11)
Dora D. Schrock, 86, of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 19, 1924, in Cobden, Ill., to Ernest and Wilma Theis Grabow. She and Hadley G. Schrock were married Jan. 5, 1946 in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her Oct. 18, 1970...
Roger Hamm (01/26/11)
Roger Hamm, 58, of Kelso, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, in Cape Girardeau County. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Scott City.
Helen Evans (01/26/11)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Helen Marie Evans, 75, of Dexter, formerly of Marble Hill, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at her home. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. today at Mount Zion Church near Scopus, Mo. Inurnment will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery...
David Mason (01/26/11)
David Ollie Mason, 64, of Scott City died Jan. 24, 2011, in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Scott City.
Births 1/26/11 (01/26/11)
Daughter to Ricky Alan King and Anna Irene Barron of Oran, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 12:58 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2011. Name, Alexandria Hazel. Weight, 7 pounds, 1 ounce. First child. Barron is the daughter of Mary and Joseph Barron of Oran. She is a CNA with Saint Francis Medical Center. King is the sone of Rick and Yvonne King of Oran. He is an installer with Capitol Insulation...
Oak Ridge Middle & Senior High (01/26/11)
Oak Ridge Middle & Senior High 12th grade: Lacey Dowdy, Caleb Elam, Zach Huffman, Kirsten Johnston, Breanna McClellan, Garrett Moll, Dakota Oehl, Jim Pieper, Joe Pieper, Stacy Roberts, Lucas Rohde, Luke Sauerbrunn, Terry Schoen, Kaycie Seyer, Ethan Siemer, Brett Thomas, Amanda Wunderlich...
Jackson police and fire report 1/26/11 (01/26/11)
Police The Jackson Police Department released the following item. Theft Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Monday: Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/26/11 (01/26/11)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/26/11 (01/26/11)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Thefts Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 1/26/11 (01/26/11)
Prisoner of War Prayer Day, a national observance, recognizes the 2,441 American soldiers still listed as prisoners of war or missing in action in Southeast Asia; at Southeast Missouri State University, cadets with the school's two ROTC groups -- the Arnold Air Society and the drill team -- stand guard around the flagpole in front of Academic Hall in a 24-hour vigil...
Looking ahead to 2012 election (01/26/11)
The Presidency depends on more than unemployment
Wastewater vote (01/26/11)
Cape Girardeau voters will be asked to vote on two critical issues in the upcoming April election regarding financing for a new wastewater treatment plant and system improvements. The current plant is operating over capacity and has been in violation of state and federal standards since 2009. ...
Speak Out 1/26/11 (01/26/11)
There are more than 400 police and FBI agents working on the case of the Arizona shooter, Jared Loughner. There is no question he was the shooter. Why are they spending so much money to do all the investigation, most of which is wasted time? It would be interesting to know how much they are spending. I would hate to even guess...
Prayer 1/26/11 (01/26/11)
O Lord, we take comfort that you have plans to prosper us and not harm us. Amen.
Benton Boy Scout Pack 36 competed in Kennett (01/26/11)
On January 15, 2011 Benton Boy Scouts Pack 36, attend a day of events hosted by the Kennett Scouts Pack 272. The three hour events consisted of games such as, Torch Run, Whistle Marathon, Bean Toss, Paper Discus, Cracker Whistle, Javelin, Shot Put, Biatholon, Foot Race, and a Block Push. Scouts from all over the area came to compete...
Annie Laurie's Next Top Model (01/26/11)
At Annie Laurie's Antiques we love to mix things up and have fun. Most of our promotional materials, I love to use local individuals, such as theater students, artists etc. We decided this year to make it a contest and have some prizes. Please see the following link for out exciting contest...
Scott City, Mo. Welcomes Nashville Star " TARIA " (01/26/11)
NASHVILLE, TN. Recording Artist TARIA and her Band will perform Live at SCHOCK'S PUB in Scott City, Mo. on Friday, Jan. 28th at 9pm!!! "A Party with Taria" ... FOOD, FUN, and FREE GIVE-A-WAYS! www.Taria.com Taria is no newcomer to the country music scene. Taria, at age 15, made her debut on the Grand Ole'Opry. Later that same year, while singing at the legendary Nashville Palace, Taria caught the ear of Columbia recording artist, Vern Gosdin, who she began performing with for the next year...
Cape students practice compassion (01/26/11)
The holiday spirit was evident at all ten campuses of the Cape Public School District, and one of the most ambitious efforts was at Central Middle School, 1900 Thilenius. Middle School students prepared 33 Military Care Packages in cooperation with USA Veterans, VFW Aux. ...
Long Winter's Nap (01/26/11)
Smores and Rollie
Bell Boy (01/26/11)
This big guy enjoys nothing more than watching the Twilight movies on his sister's bed and licking fingers.
Pet of the Week candidate (01/26/11)
Dusty sleeping in "Momma's" pajama drawer.
ADOPT TEMPO (01/26/11)
Tempo is a 3 year old Beagle/Basset Hound mix. He's a sweet boy! Tempo is available for adoption at The Humane Society, 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
Sledding siblings (01/26/11)
Mason and Piper are being pulled on the sled by Grandpa Landgraf!
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