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Stories from Monday, February 21, 2011

Winds force closure of Missouri-Kentucky ferry (02/21/11)
DORENA, Mo. -- High winds have forced the closure of the Mississippi River ferry between Missouri and Kentucky at Dorena and Hickman, according to a news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The ferry is scheduled to reopen Tuesday morning at its regular time. Winds in the area were reported at 13 miles per hour, with gusts of 25 miles per hour...
Homes being torn down to make way for casino give local fire departments chance to hone skills with controlled burns (02/21/11)
Without even breaking ground on its $125 million casino, Isle of Capri has made hundreds of Southeast Missouri firefighters, most from the Cape Girardeau department, feel like they've hit the jackpot. Using more than 20 vacant properties -- some commercial and some residential -- belonging to Isle, more than 100 firefighters from at least a dozen fire departments have spent numerous days this month north of downtown Cape Girardeau, carrying out extensive training exercises...
Sikeston, county officials to discuss 911 options (02/21/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston city officials will meet with area county officials Wednesday to discuss 911 dispatching issues and options. "One of the things that came out of our VISION meetings when we talked about ways to improve not only Sikeston but the region was the idea that 911 might be something we could do regionally," city manager Doug Friend said...
Area legislators back English-only driving tests (02/21/11)
When Wei Han took her driver's license exam after moving to the U.S., she took it in her native language. If she hadn't, Han doesn't believe she would have passed it. The China-born Cape Girardeau resident, who now works at a local restaurant her husband co-owns, didn't speak English well then. But she badly needed a driver's license immediately to search for a job and especially to get to the store to buy formula for her newborn son, she said...
State's vocational rehabilitation officials seek public input on services (02/21/11)
For many adults with disabilities, securing individualized job training and assistance is critical to finding meaningful employment. One government agency providing those services to thousands across the state is the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's division of vocational rehabilitation...
CTC's planned physical therapy assisstant degree doesn't receive accreditation (02/21/11)
Dean Whitlow likens it to going through the stages of grief -- but heavy on the shock and anger. After more than two years of preparation, the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center was forced to delay the launch of its planned physical therapist assistant degree program last month...
Case of missing Missouri women gains attention (02/21/11)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield police say they are considering digging up a parking lot where some people have speculated that three missing women may be buried. Springfield police chief Paul Williams has renewed interest in the case of 18-year-old Stacy McCall, 19-year-old Suzanne Streeter and Suzanne's mom, Sherill Levitt. The three vanished from Levitt's home in June 1992...
Analysis: State may shed oversight duties to save money (02/21/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Maintenance workers at the Missouri Capitol and police in St. Louis may have something new in common. Both could be freed from direct state oversight under proposals receiving fresh consideration from lawmakers because of their potential cost savings...
New York City's smoking ban to cover outdoor areas, including parks and beaches (02/21/11)
NEW YORK -- The smokers of New York huddle in phone booths, hurry down cold streets and hover at office-building doorways during breaks, puffs of smoke giving them away. They are an endangered breed. Their numbers shrinking through loss of habitat, come summer they will have even fewer places to light up as a ban on smoking in parks, beaches and public plazas goes into effect -- including Central Park and swaths of tourist-packed Times Square...
Wisconsin Republicans increase pressure on Democratic lawmakers to return (02/21/11)
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Republicans on Sunday upped the pressure on Democrats who fled to Illinois to return home and vote on an anti-union bill, with the governor calling them obstructionists and a GOP lawmaker threatening to convene without them...
Texas poised to pass bill allowing guns on campus (02/21/11)
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas is preparing to give college students and professors the right to carry guns on campus, adding momentum to a national campaign to open this part of society to firearms. More than half the members of the Texas House have signed on as co-authors of a measure directing universities to allow concealed handguns. ...
Gadhafi's son warns of civil war in Libya (02/21/11)
CAIRO -- The son of longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi warned in a nationally televised address that continued anti-government protests that have wracked Libya for six days might lead to a civil war that could send the country's oil wells up in flames...
Eagle Ridge boys place fourth at state tourney (02/21/11)
Eagle Ridge Christian fell to Faith Community 53-43 in the third-place game of the Missouri Christian School Athletic Association Class 2 boys basketball tournament Saturday in Joplin, Mo. Josh Carbaugh led the Eagles (4-18) with 18 points, while Aaron Margrabe had 12...
Southeast baseball team tastes first loss in series finale (02/21/11)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team's good weekend in Lafayette, La., fell a bit short of being great. Southeast, which already had locked up a season-opening series win over the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, missed a sweep with Sunday's 4-2 loss...
Hansbrough works hard in second NBA season (02/21/11)
The former Poplar Bluff star tested his progress last week against the Heat
Area digest 2/21/11 (02/21/11)
Bryan Kelpe of Cape Girardeau finished first among 90 competitors at the recent Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run 50K in Kansas City, Kan.  His winning time of 4 hours, 31 minutes, 6 seconds was more than 20 minutes ahead of the second-place finisher. ...
Cardinals take it slow with Freese (02/21/11)
The third baseman is looking for a healthy season after two ankle surgeries last year
Redhawks' rebuilding project shows signs of progress (02/21/11)
Dickey Nutt's reclamation project with the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team hasn't been smooth and easy. But the Redhawks, who have been scuffling along during Nutt's second season, gave their fans a glimpse of perhaps what's in store for the future with Wednesday's scintillating 64-57 home victory over Murray State...
Loan fund to help downtown beautification (02/21/11)
Downtown Cape Girardeau business leaders looking to spruce up their storefronts can now apply for assistance through a new program coordinated by Old Town Cape Inc. The Cape Girardeau Area Community Development Corporation and the Industrial Development Authority of Cape Girardeau County have partnered to establish a $30,000 loan fund for building facade improvements...
Talking Shop with Janet Esicar (02/21/11)
This year's Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce Rush H. Limbaugh Award winner is Janet Esicar. The award is presented annually to a successful professional who gives back to the community. Esicar is the second woman to receive the award since it was created in 1989. ...
People on the move 2/21/11 (02/21/11)
Jessica Hanna, a registered nurse, has been named patient care manager of inpatient rehabilitation services at Saint Francis Medical Center. She will report to Gerry Salter, service line director for orthopedics. Before joining Saint Francis, Hanna spent three years at University of Missouri HealthCare in Columbia, Mo. ...
Desired outcomes: A comparison of how businesses are stepping up their marketing efforts to make the most of a slow economy (02/21/11)
The economy's been rough, and business owners are taking a new look at their advertising strategies. "Whether the goal has been to increase revenue, awareness, foot traffic or change consumer attitudes, the focus seems to have revolved around inexpensive, yet efficient ways to communicate," says Dana Hukel, president and CEO of BOLD Marketing. ...
Health briefs (02/21/11)
A collection of news about the regional health care industry compiled for the March issue of Business Today.
Marketing 101: A guide to advertising success, brought to you by the Southeast Missourian (02/21/11)
Take time to decide what your business goals are for the year and how marketing can help you achieve them. An effective marketing plan is critical for success. A marketing plan is like a road map for your business. It helps you know which direction to go and keeps you from making hasty decisions. Your marketing plan should include:...
Marketing metamorphosis: Advertising critical in medical field (02/21/11)
It wasn't long ago that marketing and advertising were rare -- even frowned upon -- in the medical field. "No one advertised on billboards or on TV, and rarely in the newspaper," says Robyn Crocetti, administrator of Gastroenterology Associates and GA Endoscopy Center, who started her career at a family practice in 1982. ...
Marketing to gender: Men and women are different when it comes to their health care needs (02/21/11)
Women account for 85 percent of all consumer purchases, according to Ogilvy & Mather, an international advertising and marketing agency based in New York City -- and that includes health care. "Today, women are very savvy health care consumers," says Felecia Blanton, marketing manager at Saint Francis Medical Center. ...
Business licenses (02/21/11)
Business licenses issued in Cape Girardeau during the month of January include the following
Tax liens (02/21/11)
Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the offices of area recorders of deeds, during the month of January are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue, except as indicated by IRS designation.
Bankruptcies (02/21/11)
Bankruptcies filed through January for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Names in the news (02/21/11)
A collection of news about regional businesspeople compiled for Business Today's March issue.
Business briefs (02/21/11)
A collection of short bits of business news compiled for Business Today's March issue.
Becoming social: Local business owners and marketing experts share tips and tricks for conquering social media (02/21/11)
Local businesses share how they're using social networking services to maximize their customer base.
Michael Sprenger (02/21/11)
Michael S. Sprenger, 63, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 29, 1947, in Cape Girardeau to Harold and Wilda Mae Smith Sprenger. He was a graduate of College High School where he played basketball. He loved fishing and hunting...
Helen Ponder (02/21/11)
HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. -- Helen A. Ponder, 73, of House Springs, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 6:30 to 9:50 a.m. Tuesday at Miller Family Funeral Home in Perryville...
Wilma McCrary (02/21/11)
MCCLURE, Ill. — Wilma McCrary, 76, of McClure died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at her home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Goddard (02/21/11)
Mary L. Goddard, 74, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson.
St. Denis School (02/21/11)
St. Denis School 3rd grade: Haley Burger, Krista Dirnberger, Britt Gage, Addie Gage, Mallory Glastetter, Haleigh Halter, Devin Heuring, Macy Landeros, Andrea Richman. 4th grade: Landon Cureton, Sydney Dittlinger, Peyton Eftink, Ragan Schlosser, Allison Seiler, Grace Urhahn...
Guardian Angel School (02/21/11)
Guardian Angel School Super Students 1st grade: Hailee Baker, Jordan Diebold, Brittany Dirnberger, Traci Hency, Hayden Kimball, Lauren Kimball, Camryn Lynch, Aubrie Rash, Logan Rose, Lydia Tankersley, Emily Williamsen. 2nd grade: Kennedi McVay, Evan Montgomery, Cooper Priggel, Chloe Prindle, Langdon Scheeter, Myles Trankler, Katie Webb...
St. Augustine School (02/21/11)
St. Augustine School A Honor Roll 4th grade: Eli Campbell, Collin Dumey, Clare Fennewald, Megan Heisserer, Ben Jansen, Kassidy Leimbach, Adam Moeser, John Scherer. 5th grade: Grant Beussink, Mariah Dirnberger, Abagail Estes, Madison Heisserer, Danielle Kluesner, Grant Wilson, Addie Ziegler...
Kelso C-7 School (02/21/11)
Kelso C-7 School A Honor Roll 2nd grade: Christopher Arnold, Dalton Bregantini, Carter Heuring, Alaney Moore, Allison Owens, Christian Owens, Madison Owens, Ariel Pequeno, Harley Ressel, Kimberly Seabaugh, Cameron Westrich, Lauren Westrich, Wes Wilburn, Brittany Young...
Cape Girardeau fire report 2/21/11 (02/21/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 2/21/11 (02/21/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police and fire report 2/21/11 (02/21/11)
POLICE Summons FIRE...
Out of the past 2/21/11 (02/21/11)
Members of the Cape Girardeau City Council are split on a proposal to build a state prison here; while David Barklage and Loretta Schneider say they don't want a prison in the Cape Girardeau area, Robert K. Herbst, Peter Hilty, Donald Strohmeyer, Curtis S. Smith and Mayor Howard C. Tooke are unopposed to the plan...
Changes to utility financing regulations necessary for cleaner, more efficient energy (02/21/11)
The state of Missouri, like many governments, has decided that utilities are to be treated differently than other industries. Private, investor-owned utilities are granted monopoly jurisdiction within certain areas, and their prices and fiscal structure are subject to strict regulation by state law and the Public Service Commission (PSC). ...
Presidents Day (02/21/11)
Presidents Day. It's a day some only remember as the Monday in February when banks are closed and federal workers and children have a day off. But the meaning of the day goes far beyond an excuse for a three-day weekend. Before 1968, two presidential birthdays were celebrated as holidays -- George Washington's and Abraham Lincoln's. ...
Secondhand smoke kills (02/21/11)
As a health professional I know that secondhand smoke kills. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has concluded there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke. Secondhand smoke knows no boundaries. It affects children and adults, smokers and non-smokers alike...
Vote against smoking ban (02/21/11)
I urge adults to vote no on the smoking ban in April. I agree with the fact that smoking is bad and can cause life-threatening and even fatal health problems, but I don't agree that the government can tell a private or public business what they can or can't do. ...
Speak Out 2/21/11 (02/21/11)
HERE'S a tip for business owners. If you are having trouble getting your part-time employees to work extra, you may want to double check their salaries. When was the last time you gave them a raise? How much was that raise? I work two part-time jobs. One pays a better salary. So when I have a choice between the two jobs, I, of course, will work the one with the best pay...
Prayer 2/21/11 (02/21/11)
O God, we're thankful that your blessings on our lives are not limited to our circumstances. Amen.
Girardot Chapter IAAP Supports the Cape Girardeau Heart Walk (02/21/11)
Members of the Girardot Chapter IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals) participated in the annual Cape Girardeau Heart Walk, Saturday, February 12, 2011. Walkers representing the chapter collected pledges and donations. Actual walkers included team captain Doris Dumey CPS/CAP (Girardot Chapter Vice President), Cecilia Larson CPS and Rhonda Zeilinger CPS/CAP (Girardot Chapter President). ...
Auditions for "Faith County" (02/21/11)
This coming Sunday, February 27 River City Players will be holding auditions for the first production of the 2011 Season. The auditions take place from 2:00-4:00 at Port Cape. There are roles for 3m/6f and no prep is needed. This is just a cold reading from the script of "Faith County". ...
Cape Central orchestra to perform at River Campus (02/21/11)
Cape Central Junior High and High School students will join forces with the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, March 1, for the "Serenade for Strings" concert of music written for string orchestras. Featured during the first half of the program will be special guest artist, Juliette Buchanan, harp soloist, performing music by Debussy and Grandjany. ...
It's Girl Scout Cookie Time (02/21/11)
Girl Scout Cookie booths are popping up all over.
Red Barn (02/21/11)
Red Barn in field in Rural Scott County Missouri
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