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Student cast brings energy, enthusiasm to 'Anything Goes' (02/24/11)
Southeast Missouri State University's Department of Theatre and Dance said, "Welcome aboard!" with their opening night production of Anything Goes, which features music and lyrics written by Cole Porter. This musical features numbers like "I Get a Kick Out of You" and "It's Delovely."...
Home improvement retailer Menards to bring 150 jobs to Cape (02/24/11)
The nation's third-largest home improvement retailer, Menards, is coming to Cape Girardeau. The new development, totaling more than $8 million, will be at the southwest corner of Siemers Drive and Bloomfield Road, according to a preliminary site plan filed at city hall...
Students have to find balance between school and increasing time spent on extracurricular activities (02/24/11)
Children today are more involved than ever in extracurricular activities. While there are many advantages associated with sports, dance, music and other interests, counselors and other professionals say there needs to be a balance. According to a recent Pew Research Center study of 1,100 American middle school to high school students, 83 percent said they participate in at least one extracurricular activity...
Cape City Council to set second wastewater election for June as precaution (02/24/11)
Cape Girardeau residents haven't even had the chance to vote on a new wastewater treatment plant yet, but city officials are already planning to set a second election in June should voters shoot down two April 5 ballot measures that would finance $72 million for the new plant...
Two men charged in Benton apartment burglary (02/24/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Two Southeast Missouri men have been charged in connection with a recent burglary at a Benton apartment building, the Scott County Sheriff's Department said in a news release Tuesday. Jacob Patrick, 19, of Cape Girardeau, and Tyler Hyde, 19, of Sikeston, Mo., are each charged with second-degree burglary, felony stealing and second-degree property damage...
Public defender request denied for tanning salon owner accused of spying on customers (02/24/11)
MALDEN, Mo. -- A Malden businessman who was recently charged with several counts of invasion of privacy and possession of child pornography following an investigation at his tanning salon has been denied in his request for a public defender. Court records show that Joseph Layland, Jr., 36, filed an application Tuesday for public defender services...
Three Rivers College to host regional spelling bee Saturday (02/24/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- On Saturday, one Southeast Missouri student will win the chance to compete in the National Spelling Bee. 2011 marks the second year Three Rivers College will host a regional Scripps Spelling Bee for area elementary and junior high school students...
Perryville woman charged with stealing $25,000 from employer (02/24/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- An investigation by the Perryville Police Department recently led to the arrest of Leslie M. French, a former Bening Ford employee police allege embezzled approximately $25,000 from the company's payroll accounts. Charged at the end of January with 32 felony counts of stealing and one misdemeanor count of stealing, French will appear before a Perry County judge April 12 for a preliminary hearing. French has posted a $25,000 cash-only bond...
Mo. vocational rehab officials gather input at meeting (02/24/11)
Reach those with disabilities at a younger age. Educate parents about services. Work on improving transportation issues. And make transition into the workforce smoother and more integrated. Those were a few of the suggestions given Wednesday to representatives of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's division of vocational rehabilitation. The division's goal is to provide the tools it takes to get adults with disabilities into a sometimes unaccepting workforce...
Zalma schools closing at 12:45 p.m. (02/24/11)
ZALMA, Mo. -- The Zalma R-5 school district reported it will close at 12:45 p.m. today on the KZIM-KSIM school closings website. TV station KFVS12 reported during its noon newscast that the closure was due to a loss of electricity...
Allen Creek bridge to close for improvements (02/24/11)
Work to replace the Route U bridge over Allen Creek in Cape Girardeau County is expected to begin March 21, weather permitting. The road will remain closed from Highway 34 to Route A during construction. Completion is anticipated in early May. Signs and warning devices will be in place as work continues. For more information, contact field engineer Andy Meyer at 573-472-5296, assistant resident engineer David Wyman at 573-840-9781, 888-275-6636, or visit www.modot.org/southeast/safeandsound.htm. . ...
Scott County mails assessment lists (02/24/11)
The 2011 personal property assessment lists for Scott County have been mailed. The lists should be returned by Tuesday in order to avoid penalty. Anyone who owns personal property who moves county to county needs to notify both county assessors' office to report address changes. If you have not received an assessment list or need assistance filling it out, contact the Scott County assessor's office at 573-545-3535...
Route A bridge closing for improvements (02/24/11)
Work to replace the Route A bridge over Beam Branch Creek in Cape Girardeau County is expected to begin March 7, weather permitting. The road will remain closed from Route F to Highway 25 during construction. Completion is anticipated in late April. Signs and warning devices will be in place...
Authorities accuse Advance man of ramming patrol car during chase (02/24/11)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- An Advance man was in the Stoddard County Jail under a $75,000 cash-only bond Tuesday facing numerous charges following an incident that began Thursday. Timothy Allen Delay, 32, from Advance, is charged with first-degree assault of a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action (two counts), driving without a license, leaving the scene of an accident and felony resisting arrest...
Bloomfield man charged in connection with weekend house fire (02/24/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Bloomfield man was arrested late Sunday in connection with a fire that destroyed a vacant home in Bloomfield and damaged two nearby homes. According to Bloomfield assistant fire chief Michael B. Smith, the call came in shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday that there was a structure fire on Route J across from Golden Living Center...
Missouri House panel backs sales tax proposal on party vote (02/24/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A House committee voting along partisan lines advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let Missouri voters decide whether to replace the state's income tax with a higher sales tax charged on a wider variety of products and services.
Mo. House wants details of governor's plane travel put online (02/24/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri House voted Wednesday to require information about the governor's travel to be posted on a state website, emphasizing lawmakers' concern about how Gov. Jay Nixon has used state planes. House members voted without dissent to require that gubernatorial travel records be posted to an existing website that already includes information about state expenses. ...
Congressional delegation has differing ideas on federal budget (02/24/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Fourth District U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler said the U.S. House did its job by cutting the federal budget by $100 million, but Sen. Claire McCaskill said those cuts cannot stand alone. The comments came as the members of the Missouri congressional delegation addressed a meeting of the state chamber of commerce in the capital city Wednesday. ...
NW Mo. school district goes to four-day week (02/24/11)
ALBANY, Mo. -- A small northwest Missouri school district has decided to go to a four-day week, beginning in the next school year. The Albany School Board voted Monday night to make the change for the district's 450 students starting in August...
Ford plans recall of 150,000 F-150 pickups over air bags (02/24/11)
WASHINGTON -- Under government pressure, Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it will recall nearly 150,000 F-150 pickup trucks to fix air bags that could deploy without warning, a fraction of the vehicles the government contends should be called back and repaired...
Higher oil prices would hamper global economy (02/24/11)
WASHINGTON -- Just as the U.S. and global economies are finally strengthening, they face a new danger: oil prices, which topped $100 a barrel Wednesday. The U.S. economy can likely absorb $100 oil and keep expanding, even though gasoline prices would rise further and growth would slow. But it would hurt...
On prank call, Wis. governor discusses his strategy (02/24/11)
MADISON, Wis. -- On a prank call that quickly spread across the Internet, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was duped into discussing his strategy to cripple public employee unions, promising never to give in and joking that he would use a baseball bat in his office to go after political opponents...
Libyan rebellion gaining ground (02/24/11)
BENGHAZI, Libya -- The scope of Moammar Gadhafi's control in Libya was whittled away Wednesday as major cities and towns closer to the capital fell to the rebellion against his rule. In Libya's east, now all but broken away, the opposition vowed to "liberate" Tripoli, where the Libyan leader is holed up with a force of militiamen roaming the streets...
Central boys basketball team whips Northwest to reach district championship game (02/24/11)
Central will play Jackson for the Class 5 District 1 championship.
Jackson boys basketball team beats Poplar Bluff to reach district title game (02/24/11)
The Jackson boys basketball team got off to a great start in its Class 5 District 1 semifinal against Poplar Bluff on Wednesday at Central. The Indians made five of the first eight 3-pointers they attempted on their way to building a double-digit lead early in the second quarter, which coach Darrin Scott naturally was pleased about at the time...
High school roundup: Notre Dame girls basketball team ousts Sikeston to reach district title game (02/24/11)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State track and field team snares two OVC awards (02/24/11)
The Southeast Missouri State track and field program won two of the Ohio Valley Conference's weekly awards, with one going to a local product. Jill Schnurbusch, a sophomore from Notre Dame Regional High School, earned her first career OVC honor. She was named female field athlete of the week...
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team set to jockey for OVC tournament position (02/24/11)
A preview of the Southeast Missouri State men's and women's basketball games.
Missouri men's basketball team whips Baylor 77-59 (02/24/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Ricardo Ratliffe heard plenty of trash talk right after tipoff. Then Missouri's forward silenced Baylor's big men. "Yeah, they're weak, they're small," Ratliffe said he overheard from J'Mison Morgan, who scored on a putback for the first basket. "Then we started getting more aggressive and he started kind of being friendly with me...
For many teens, Facebook is a parent-free zone (02/24/11)
Taylor Thompson has a lot of friends on Facebook -- his mom isn't really one of them. It's not that the Notre Dame Regional High School senior doesn't enjoy his mother's company. It's just that a guy needs his space. His Facebook page is his domain, and, at least for now, parents need not apply...
who's neXt 2/24/11 (02/24/11)
Scholarships The following students received scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University: Honors, achievements -- From staff reports ...
Hooked on Science: Collapsing soda can (02/24/11)
It's around us, but we don't notice it until it changes. We're talking about air and using a few materials from around the house you can see what happens when you remove the air from inside a soda can. STEP 2: Place 1 tablespoon of water into the empty soda can. Turn the hot plate on high and place the soda can on the hot plate...
what's neXt 2/24/11 (02/24/11)
What's happening this weekend
Taking control (02/24/11)
Feb. 24, 2011 Dear Frank, By the time the unrest raging in the Middle East ends the world may look very different to the many millions who have spent their lives under the control of dictatorships and oligarchies. Their leaders belong to a world that does not exist anymore, due in large part to communication technologies they can't control. The fear of Big Brother yields to the wonders of freedom...
Mary Dickey (02/24/11)
Mary Louise Dickey, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at her home. She was born March 9, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of William Frederick and Coletta Halter Ulrich. Dickey was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Oran, Mo...
Johnny Self (02/24/11)
Johnny Wayne Self, 58, of Randles died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 15, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, son of Charles Wayne Self. Johnny served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Bar, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Vietnam Service Medal with Campaign Star...
Jacqueline Mullins (02/24/11)
Jacqueline L. Mullins, 66, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Cape Girardeau, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. Beloved sister of Terry (Charlotte) Wade of Cape Girardeau, Raymond Lacey Jr. and Carrie (Gary) Turner of Kansas City, Mo.; niece of Mildred Gregory and Mary Mason of Seattle, Wash., Gilbert Daye of Wichita, Kan.; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and loving friends...
Edward Hensley (02/24/11)
Edward Lee Hensley, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at the Lutheran Home. He was born March 3, 1931, in Springfield, Mo., to Edward Robb and Lillian Lucille Inks Hensley. He first married Leona Brennecke in 1953. She preceded him in death. He then married Willie Caroline Crader on Feb. 14, 1976, at Lutesville, Mo...
DeWayne Winchester (02/24/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- DeWayne Howard Winchester, 38, of Marble Hill passed away Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at his home. He was born Feb. 13, 1973, in Advance, Mo., son of Donald and Barbara Griffard Winchester. He and Tonica Tyler were married Aug. 8, 1998, in Poplar Bluff, Mo...
Wilma McCrary (02/24/11)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Wilma McCrary, 76, of McClure died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at her home. She was born July 2, 1934, in Paragould, Ark., to Bill and Pauline Scheaer Branch. She and Joel McCrary Sr. were married Feb. 26, 1951, in Leachville, Ark. He preceded her in death Nov. 29, 2004...
Dennis Slinkard (02/24/11)
Dennis Harold Slinkard, 86, passed away Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Springfield, Mo., his body and spirit letting go after battling Alzheimer's and other maladies. He lost his wife of 63 years, Charlotte Jean Scott Slinkard, in November 2009. Since that time, he has resided with family in Branson, Mo...
Norma Chapman (02/24/11)
Norma Viola Benton Chapman, 87, of Fruitland passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at her daughter's home in Fruitland. She was born Oct. 23, 1923, in Wittenberg, Mo., to Victor and Dorthea Kasten Roth. She and Charles "Zeke" Benton were married Nov. 16, 1941, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded June 23, 1988. She then married Raymond Chapman Feb. 8, 1993, who preceded her Dec. 10, 1999...
Dorothy Heuring (02/24/11)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Dorothy Heuring, 62, of New Hamburg died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 5, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Herman Michael and Antoinette Martha Westrich Dirnberger. She and Norman J. Heuring Sr. were married May 31, 1969. He died July 24, 2007...
Cape Girardeau fire report 2/24/11 (02/24/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 2/24/11 (02/24/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Jackson police and fire report 2/24/11 (02/24/11)
POLICE The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. FIRE...
Out of the past 2/24/11 (02/24/11)
An Eagle Scout court of honor was held yesterday at Rose Theatre on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University, with 8th District Rep. Bill Emerson acting as class sponsor. The first Cape Girardeau County grand jury in two-and-a-half years is convened in the afternoon by Presiding Circuit Judge A.J. Seier; the six-man, six-woman jury will investigate a Feb. 2 automobile accident involving a county sheriff's official...
Investing in early education is vitally important (02/24/11)
Newly elected lawmakers across the country face two major challenges: managing shrinking budgets and supporting policies that will strengthen America's workforce and get our economy growing again. Our nation's prosperity depends on both...
Basketball stars (02/24/11)
As the high school basketball season comes to a close and March Madness approaches, it's appropriate that we recognize some Southeast Missouri basketball stars. Scott County Central High School sensation Otto Porter was recently selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic high school basketball all-star game April 16, which will be televised on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. ...
Speak Out 2/24/11 (02/24/11)
I don't smoke, and I agree that we need a smoking ban. There should be exceptions made for bars, private clubs and some restaurants. If those places could provide a separate area with sufficient ventilation, I could live with that. As for those of you that seem to think that nonsmokers should quit going to places that allow smoking, think about it. How many bars, clubs and restaurants are there in Cape Girardeau that are smoke-free? The "I got rights" thing is getting worn out...
Prayer 2/24/11 (02/24/11)
Almighty God. help us persevere through life's trials. Amen.
Missouri National Guard's McNeely earns promotion (02/24/11)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Cody McNeely, of Scott City, was recently promoted from the rank of private first class to specialist in the Missouri Army National Guard. McNeely has been with the National Guard for one year. He is a military policeman with Detachment 1, 1137th Military Police Company in Jackson...
Missouri National Guard's Shepard earns promotion (02/24/11)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Stephanie Shepard, of Jackson, was recently promoted from the rank of private first class to specialist in the Missouri Army National Guard. Shepard has been with the National Guard for two years. She is a military policeman with Detachment 1, 1137th Military Police Company in Jackson...
Sunrise (02/24/11)
Another gorgeous sunrise in Bollinger County. You had to be up early to see this as the clouds quickly covered the sun this day.
Sign of Spring (02/24/11)
Daffodils are starting to bloom on the south side of the house announcing spring will soon arrive.
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