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Weather service: Two inches of snow recorded near Benton (02/09/11)
About two inches of snow fell across the region Wednesday, according to early reports submitted to the Paducah, Ky., office of the National Weather Service. The only report from Southeast Missouri that was available just before 4:30 p.m. was from two miles east of Benton, where two inches of snow had fallen ...
Mo. Senate amends workers' comp bill to include secondhand smoke (02/09/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Senate approved final amendments to a bill revamping the state's workers' compensation programs on Wednesday that could allow for claims to be made for illnesses arising from exposure to secondhand smoke. The bill prohibits workers' comp claims for other prolonged exposure to chemicals or inhalants, but Sen. ...
Cape Girardeau County board taking over case management role (02/09/11)
The Cape County Board for Developmentally Disabled is in the middle of taking up the case management work currently being handled by the Missouri Department of Mental Health's regional office. Bob Dale, board executive director, said since hiring new case managers in February, the transitioning of workload from the office in Sikeston, Mo., is going well...
Removing minimum wage escalator on business groups' agenda in Jefferson City (02/09/11)
Five years ago, voters said they wanted Missouri's minimum wage to automatically adjust for cost-of-living increases. Now legislative efforts backed by business interests are underway to stop that. Since voters approved Missouri's minimum wage escalator in a statewide ballot initiative in 2006, the state's business climate has changed, prompting business groups, including the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Missouri Restaurant Association, to advocate eliminating it...
Federal judge rules against atheist in Bald Knob Cross suit (02/09/11)
A federal judge in Illinois tossed out a Chicago-area atheist's lawsuit that requested the Friends of the Bald Knob Cross return a state grant given to help with the restoration of the Southern Illinois landmark, The Associated Press reported Tuesday...
Revenue from Cape Splash may pay to demolish Capaha Park pool (02/09/11)
The Capaha Park pool was rendered obsolete in part by the opening of the hugely popular Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center last summer. Now, the water park has one more role in the pool's demise: It will pay to tear the old pool down.
Jackson schools foundation fundraiser is Saturday (02/09/11)
It will be another affair to remember this weekend for the Jackson R-2 School District Foundation. The Second Annual Red and Black Affair, a fundraiser for educational and community projects, will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Arena Building in Cape Girardeau...
West Lane program focuses on good behavior (02/09/11)
Some exceptional students at West Lane Elementary have a lunch date today with some Jackson High School celebrities.
Jackson man wins $10,000 in Missouri Lottery (02/09/11)
A Jackson convenience store clerk is the winner of a $10,000 Missouri Lottery prize after playing "Casino Cash." Andrew Yount, 25, won the prize after buying the ticket at the end of his shift recently at ZX Easy Street on East Jackson Boulevard. The Missouri Lottery announced Yount's win Tuesday in a news release...
Weather, crash close Interstate 55 near Pemiscot/New Madrid County line; crash closes lane in Cape Girardeau County (02/09/11)
The Missouri Department of Transportation reported via news release just before 1 p.m. that Interstate 55 was closed in both directions near the Pemiscot/New Madrid County line at mile marker 32, not far from the Arkansas border. MoDOT cited a crash and "worrisome weather conditions" as the reasons for the closure...
Bootheel fire department rescues reptiles from burning box truck (02/09/11)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Several alligators, snakes and other reptiles were rescued from a burning vehicle in Kennett on Friday while sleet and freezing rain pelted firefighters. The Kennett Fire Department responded to a fire at the Eagles Club on Friday night involving a vehicle belonging to Ken Henderson, known as "The Alligator Man."...
Scott City street reduced to one lane (02/09/11)
The Missouri Department of Transportation's contractor will reduce a portion of Mulberry Street in Scott City to one lane from Route K to Warner Street for installation of drainage structures as part of the Ramsey Creek Outer Road project. Weather permitting, work will begin Feb. ...
Route ZZ bridge in Scott County reduced to one lane (02/09/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Work to make minor repairs to the deck of the Route ZZ Drainage Ditch No. 2 bridge in Scott County will begin Tuesday. Weather permitting, work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for two to three weeks. The bridge will be reduced to one lane while work is underway. ...
Monday afternoon accident sends three teens to hospital (02/09/11)
Three teenagers received moderate injuries in a Monday afternoon accident at 12:10 p.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the 1997 Audi driven by Emilie J. Davis, 16, slid sideways on the road, ran off the road and struck a metal culvert on County Road 335, one-half mile from Jackson...
Bridge briefing scheduled in Stoddard County (02/09/11)
DEXTER, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold an open-house community briefing Thursday to discuss upcoming Safe & Sound bridge improvement projects in Stoddard County. The briefing will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Bearcat Event Center at Dexter High School. ...
Missouri driver's license applications won't be processed Feb. 19, 21 (02/09/11)
Missouri's license offices will not process applications for new and renewal driver licenses and permits Feb. 19 and 21 due to an upgrade of an information system, the Missouri Department of Revenue announced Tuesday. The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators has informed all states about the upgrade...
Sikeston sees modest increase in construction in 2010 (02/09/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston saw a decent gain in new home construction last year as compared with 2009 but couldn't match the '09 figure for commercial construction. Construction in 2010 totaled just under $6 million in total value with $17,000 paid to the city in building fees, the Sikeston Scanner, a monthly newsletter published by the city government, recently reported in a special year-end edition...
Missouri Senate committee considers union legislation (02/09/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A push to make Missouri a "right-to-work" state has started before an overflowing Senate committee room. Senators are considering legislation that would bar workers from being required to pay dues or fees to labor organizations. Local prosecutors and the attorney general's office would be responsible for investigating alleged violations...
AG Koster leads bipartisan effort to strengthen system battling domestic violence (02/09/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In the seven years Rep. Chris Kelly presided as judge over Boone County's domestic violence docket, one case in particular haunts him. And, he told reporters Tuesday, if legal reforms outlined by Attorney General Chris Koster are adopted as law, other judges may escape his fate...
Mo. lawmakers seek to restrict funeral protests (02/09/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Months after Missouri's restrictions on protesting at funerals were declared to be unconstitutional, state House members Tuesday proposed trying again to enact limits for pickets around the ceremonies. Sponsoring Rep. Ward Franz, R-West Plains, said people should be able to mourn without harassment from protesters and that it was disappointing a law was needed...
U.S. corn reserves hit lowest level in 15 years (02/09/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- U.S. reserves of corn have hit their lowest level in more than 15 years, reflecting tighter supplies that will lead to higher food prices in 2011. Increasing demand for corn from the ethanol industry is a major reason for the decline...
U.S. economic stress is up (02/09/11)
The nation's economic stress inched up in December because higher foreclosures outweighed lower unemployment, according to The Associated Press' monthly analysis. Bankruptcy levels remained largely unchanged from November. But the depressed housing market took a toll. Foreclosure rates rose in 33 states, most sharply in Utah, New Jersey, Nevada and Arizona...
Government investigation finds no electronic flaws in Toyotas (02/09/11)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's investigation into Toyota safety problems found no electronic flaws to account for reports of sudden, unintentional acceleration and other safety problems. Government investigators said Tuesday the only known cause of the problems are mechanical defects that were fixed in previous recalls...
Business travel rebounds as economy improves (02/09/11)
NEW YORK -- Business travel is bouncing back. U.S. companies are forecast to spend 5 percent more on travel in 2011 than they did last year -- a sign of confidence in the economy that is giving a boost to airlines, hotels and rental-car companies. That's double the growth rate from 2010, which followed two years of decline...
Some breast cancer patients can skip lymph node surgery (02/09/11)
CHICAGO -- Many breast cancer patients can skip aggressive lymph node surgery without increasing their chances of a recurrence or death if their disease shows limited spread, according to a study that has prompted changes in practice. Under current guidelines, the often-debilitating surgery is done if the cancer has spread outside the breast to any lymph nodes...
Eastern snow melts, revealing trash piles, potholes, bodies (02/09/11)
NEW YORK -- The mountains of snow that have covered the Northeastern landscape for the past month and a half are finally melting, revealing oozing lumps of garbage, gaping potholes, bicycles, rat-infested sofas, discarded Christmas trees -- even bodies...
Freed leader energizes protests in Egypt (02/09/11)
CAIRO -- A young Google executive who helped ignite Egypt's uprising energized a cheering crowd of hundreds of thousands Tuesday with his first appearance in their midst after being released from 12 days in secret detention. "We won't give up," he promised at one of the biggest protests yet in Cairo's Tahrir Square...
Afghan, NATO forces brace for offensive (02/09/11)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Ten loud explosions that rocked Kandahar one day last week actually signaled good news on the front line of the war against the Taliban. The blasts -- one every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. -- were from Afghan and coalition forces blowing up more than 6,000 pounds of Taliban AK-47s, bomb-making equipment, homemade explosives and rocket-propelled grenades...
Chechen rebel leader claims airport bomb (02/09/11)
MOSCOW -- A website affiliated with Chechen rebels has released a video in which insurgent leader Doku Umarov claims responsibility for last month's deadly suicide bombing at Russia's largest airport and threatens more bloodshed if Russia does not leave the region...
U.S. turns up pressure on Pakistan over detainee (02/09/11)
ISLAMABAD -- The United States may scrap upcoming talks with Pakistan about the war in Afghanistan to further pressure Islamabad to free an American who shot dead two Pakistanis, U.S. officials said. Washington insists the detained American has diplomatic immunity and killed the Pakistanis in self-defense as they tried to rob him at gunpoint. It says the man's detention is illegal under international agreements covering diplomatic ties...
Octogenarian burglar back in custody (02/09/11)
BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Hungary's notorious octogenarian thief is not ready for retirement. The 84-year-old woman, known as "Flying Gizi," whose criminal record goes back to the 1950s, is again in custody for suspected theft, police said Tuesday. Fejer County Police spokeswoman Agnes R. Szabo said the burglar, whose real name is Gizella Bodnar, is suspected of taking the equivalent of $75 from a home in Bicske, a town in central Hungary...
Central rolls past Jackson in rematch (02/09/11)
It was suggested to Jackson boys basketball coach Darrin Scott that his Indians ran into a buzz saw. Scott didn't disagree after the Indians were dismantled 68-50 by rival Central on Tuesday night at the Show Me Center. "I thought they played very well," Scott said...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Central's James Lane (02/09/11)
Lane scored a game-high 21 points in the Tigers' 58-48 victory over Notre Dame at the Show Me Center.
High school roundup: Zalma turns back Chaffee in OT (02/09/11)
All the local high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Dexter upends state-ranked Panthers (02/09/11)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A young Dexter girls basketball team earned its biggest win of the season Tuesday by defeating the No. 2 team in Class 2. The Bearcats knocked off visiting Meadow Heights 58-54. Dexter's team of freshmen and sophomores built a 14-point advantage heading into the fourth quarter...
Perryville comeback falls short against ND (02/09/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Joel Roth had seen enough at halftime. He was tired of watching his team wilt against bigger-name programs. He witnessed Notre Dame jump out to a 23-5 lead after the first quarter Tuesday. Roth's frustration finally boiled over, but he was hesitant to share his words after Tuesday's loss to Notre Dame...
Jackson shows new scheme in 81-47 win against Central (02/09/11)
The Jackson girls basketball team debuted a new defense against Central on Tuesday night at the Show Me Center. "We'd been working a little bit on our full-court defense and we talked about rotating better out of it," Jackson coach Shelia Haertling said. "I think that helped us. We came out tonight just focusing on really good defense and playing our game. It just happened to work for us."...
Heard resigns as Southeast volleyball coach (02/09/11)
Renata Heard said her recent decision to step down as Southeast Missouri State volleyball coach was not an easy one. But Heard said putting family above her profession was the deciding factor. Heard's husband, Grant, recently was hired as an assistant football coach at Arkansas State University. She will make the move to Jonesboro, Ark., with him and their young child, who was born in April...
Redhawks sign three prep players (02/09/11)
The Southeast Missouri State women's soccer program recently signed three high school seniors to national letters of intent. Torey Byrd, Julia "Ellie" Hight and Erin Shulman will join the Redhawks for the 2011 season. Byrd, a midfielder from Columbia, Ill., has 28 goals and 18 assists during her first three years of high school. She had 16 goals and 13 assists as a junior last season...
Nutt classifies Allison as 'day to day' following injury (02/09/11)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team received good news regarding senior guard Anthony Allison. Southeast coach Dickey Nutt said Tuesday night that X-rays on the shoulder Allison injured during Monday's 83-63 win at SIU-Edwardsville were negative...
Redhawks get second in OVC baseball poll (02/09/11)
Southeast placed six players on the preseason all-OVC team
D'Agostini lifts Blues to victory (02/09/11)
SUNRISE, Fla. -- The St. Louis Blues think they have what it takes to make a run at the playoffs in the second half of the season. Matt D'Agostini scored the tiebreaking goal with 4 minutes left and St. Louis beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Tuesday night...
Rising chocolate prices won't make for bitter Valentine's (02/09/11)
Cupid got off easy this Valentine's Day, but spikes in cocoa bean and sugar prices may have the Easter bunny digging deeper into your pocket for those chocolate eggs and rabbits. Chocolate prices are going up, but Valentine's chocolates are mostly already on shelves with prices set. It's possible high-quality Valentine's products could cost a little more, but by Easter prices likely will rise, possibly by as much as 5 percent, said Marcia Mogelonsky, U.S.-based global food analyst for Mintel...
Embracing garlic in a fast Valentine's Day dinner (02/09/11)
As long as you follow the No. 1 rule of garlic and romance -- both of you eat it or neither of you eat it, never just one -- you're safe adding some serious garlic to your Valentine's Day dinner. Best yet, it's such a high-flavor ingredient, it's easy to make a fast dinner with serious wow! factor...
Show some love to trees and shrubs, too (02/09/11)
I know it is early February, but I am thinking spring. Who would have thought that a gardener was thinking spring in the winter? I was recently talking with Dr. Mike Aide, professor of soils at Southeast Missouri State University, about fertilizers. ...
A 14-year-old birthday girl's favorite foods (02/09/11)
Our daughter is celebrating her birthday, and we are excited to have a 14-year-old in the house. Lexie is adventurous in the culinary world. She enjoys trying new ingredients and new recipes and does not snack like most teenagers. For snacks she likes what she calls "real food," just in small quantities. Therefore, I need to have cooked items on hand that she can warm up for after-school snacks or a second meal of the evening...
Elton John, Paul Simon to be Rock Hall presenters (02/09/11)
NEW YORK -- Elton John recently made an album with his longtime idol, Leon Russell. Now he'll do the induction honors when Russell is ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. Russell and John are up for a Grammy award for their work on the joint album "The Union."...
Venita Daniel (02/09/11)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Venita Faye Daniel, 56, of McClure died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at her home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Walter Rybicki (02/09/11)
Walter E. Rybicki, 74, of Millersville passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. Parish prayers will be at 7. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson, with the Rev. John Harth officiating...
Gloria Thomas (02/09/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Gloria Jean Thomas, 72, of Cairo died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Thursday at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the church, with Christopher Barnes officiating. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Memorial Park in Mounds, Ill...
Mary Schlegel (02/09/11)
Mary G. Schlegel, 70, of Jackson died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, and from 9:30 a.m. to service time Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson...
Alversie Morris (02/09/11)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- Alversie Morris, 90, of Olmsted died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis, Ill. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at Caledonia Community Church. The funeral will be at noon Saturday at the church, with Jesse Morris and John Winding officiating. Burial will be in Rhinnie Hill Cemetery in Grand Chain, Ill...
Joyce Ross (02/09/11)
Teddy Joyce Ross, 72, of Jackson passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 25, 1938, in Cincinnati, daughter of Clarence and Martha Weaver Hughes. She and James Ross were married July 4, 1961. Joyce served in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged March 5, 1959...
Juanita Davis (02/09/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Juanita Davis, 60, of Cairo died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Daystar Care Center. Visitation will be from noon to service time Friday at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Larry Barnett Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Memorial Park in Mounds...
Kenneth Willis (02/09/11)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Kenneth Willis, 72, of Olive Branch died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Calvin Johnson Care Center in Belleville, Ill. He was born Nov. 14, 1938, in Alexander County, son of Carl and Althea Snookie Willis. Kenneth was a retired farmer. ...
Elgin Walton (02/09/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Elgin "Bud" Walton, 74, of Chaffee died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 21, 1936, in Illmo, son of B. and Laura Bell Ross Walton. He and Betty Windeknecht were married Jan. 28, 1999...
Nicholas Demopoulos (02/09/11)
Nicholas "Dino" Demopoulos, 81, of Cape Girardeau was born March 29, 1929, in Meropi, a small village in southern Greece. He passed away Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. Prior to his marriage to Fotoula Goumas in 1957, Nick served with the 15th Mission of the Greek Expeditionary Force, which was attached to the 15th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. ...
Births 2/9/11 (02/09/11)
Son to Bobby Joseph and Lainey Elizabeth Wells of Leopold, Mo., Southeast Hospital, 11:37 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011. Name, Devin Lane. Weight, 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Third son. Mrs. Wells is the former Lainey Engelen, daughter of Leonard and Barbara Engelen of Leopold. She is employed at Country Mart in Marble Hill, Mo. Wells is the son of Tommy and Brenda Wells of Marble Hill. He is employed by K&F Insulation at Crump...
Jackson police/fire report 2/9/11 (02/09/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Monday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 2/9/11 (02/09/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public Safety reported the following item. Theft...
Cape Girardeau fire report 2/9/11 (02/09/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 2/9/11 (02/09/11)
The business name of Danver's Restaurant, 2123 Broadway, has been changed to Baker's Restaurant; John A. Baker is the managing partner of the business; the Baker name has been associated with restaurants here for two generations; Baker's parents operated Baker's Big Burger in downtown Cape Girardeau for many years...
Washington's financial hot potato (02/09/11)
The Missouri Legislature is struggling with an interesting problem on just how, when or if to spend $189 million in federal funds to help struggling school systems pay their staffs. The funds are part of the Obama administration's attempt to infuse tax dollars into the struggling economy. But as with so many other issues in Washington, the funds come with little direction...
Drug testing (02/09/11)
Last week the Missouri House passed legislation that would allow for drug testing of welfare recipients suspected by the state of using illegal drugs. The bill is now headed to the Senate, where similar legislation is also being debated. The bill, HB 73, would suspend the direct payment of benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program for one year should the recipient test positive for illegal drug use. ...
Home business a great option (02/09/11)
In response to the Southeast Missourian article titled "Board ofaldermen to vote on in-home massage business that neighbors oppose":Massage therapy is a licensed and professional business with specific professional client guidelines to maintain licensure. A home business would not affect the quiet of a neighborhood or have a traffic effect, as one client is seen at a time...
Bone marrow donations (02/09/11)
The article in the Southeast Missourian titled "Free bone marrow donor drive today in Cape Girardeau" does a great job describing the need for more people to join the Be The Match Registry as a potential marrow donor. The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), which operates the Be The Match Registry, does want to clarify, however, that we do not charge $100 for new members to join the Be The Match Registry. ...
Local control a positive step (02/09/11)
Since the Civil War, the St. Louis and Kansas City police departments have been controlled by the state of Missouri. However, last November, in a nonbinding resolution, 69 percent of St. Louis voters asked the state to leave and return the department to local control. I agree and here's why...
Thank you to road crews (02/09/11)
We bought a home in Scott City a couple of years ago. It is the last house on a dead-end street at the bottom of a hill. The neighbors said the street never gets taken care of during snow or ice conditions. I suffer from a heart condition, and we actually wondered if we had made a mistake buying this house. Since we moved here there have been times when the street was iced over or covered in snow, and the hill would have been impossible to climb in a car or pickup unless the street was plowed...
Speak Out 2/9/11 (02/09/11)
FOR David Limbaugh to say that Obama's "at war with American business and the free market" is preposterous. It's hard to respect a publication when it prints garbage like this, even on the opinion page. RECENTLY, I was behind a young mother with one baby. ...
Prayer 2/9/11 (02/09/11)
O Lord, may we daily strive to be peacemakers. Amen.
Isle of Capri donates to American Red Cross (02/09/11)
American Red Cross Receives $5,000 from Isle of Capri, Inc. Cape Girardeau MO -- The American Red Cross Southeast Missouri Chapter received a $5,000 donation from Isle of Capri, Inc. With this donation, Isle of Capri was recognized as a Hero for the American Red Cross, helping to ensure the Red Cross has the financial resources to help families and meet its commitments to the community...
Doctors' Teamwork Saves College Student's Life (02/09/11)
Twenty-year old Kaitlin Haywood, a junior at Southeast Missouri State University, was walking across campus last June when she started feeling ill. She made it inside Parker Hall, where she coaches a children's competitive gymnastics team, before passing out...
Vascular Procedure Aids Bootheel Man (02/09/11)
Theodis Maltbia found it painful just to walk to his mailbox. "I couldn't walk as far as the street. I would just be in excruciating pain in my legs and feet," the New Madrid, Mo., man recalls. Maltbia suffered from peripheral vascular disease, a condition of the blood vessels that leads to narrowing and hardening of the arteries that supply the legs and feet. "My feet were turning black," he says, recalling the vascular problem...
Fitness Plus to Host Indoor Triathlon (02/09/11)
Area residents can test their endurance at the sixth annual Fitness Plus Indoor Triathlon on Saturday, March 5, beginning at 9 am. Held in the Saint Francis Health and Wellness Center, 150 S. Mount Auburn Road, the Indoor Triathlon will be a fun and challenging event for individuals of all interest and fitness levels...
Saint Francis Scholarship Applications Available (02/09/11)
Applications for the 2011 Saint Francis Foundation and Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarships are now available. The program awards scholarships of up to $2,000 annually to students pursuing a healthcare-related career. Applicants must have successfully completed one year of an accredited healthcare program and have at least a 3.0 grade point average. ...
Cardinal nestled in the branches (02/09/11)
This beautiful Cardinal was nestled in the branches of a tree in our front yard.
Bald Eagle (02/09/11)
We saw this bald eagle near Patton on Sunday 2/6.
Snow Day (02/09/11)
My kids were so proud of their 8ft tall snowman that I had to share this pic. Jake & Kalli Mayfield 2/7/11
Snow Choppers (02/09/11)
Airport Lineman Mark Perry pours Jet A fuel into a Bell 212 Twin Huey as it's crew secures the helicopter's engine and blade covers. Flying out of Canada, the two heavy lift helicopters are being ferried to their new owners in Brazil, and stopped at our airport for fuel and a night's rest...
Let It Snow (02/09/11)
A beautiful sight, seen from our windows.
SE MO-ian snow box (02/09/11)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN--"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." (borrowed from US Postal Service; origin from Herodotus). additional info, as follows, at: http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/50/messages/270.html...
ADOPT TUCKER (02/09/11)
Tucker is 9 months old. This handsome boy is already housebroken! Tucker is available for adoption at The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
Dig for Life Raises $20,100 to Fight Breast Cancer (02/09/11)
Southeast Missouri State University volleyball coach Renata Heard and the Redhawks volleyball team present Steven C. Bjelich, FACHE-D, President and Chief Executive Officer at Saint Francis Medical Center, with a $20,100 check from the Dig for Life campaign to be used for breast cancer detection and awareness. ...
Robins Come Early and Find Snow (02/09/11)
Some of the sixty plus robins in our back yard on February 9, 2011.
Snowgirls (02/09/11)
Courtney Penzel and snowgirl show off that Innovative Orthodontics smile.
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