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Stories from Sunday, February 27, 2011

Police eyeing two suspects in alleged chop shop on Highway 25 (02/27/11)
Two suspects are being sought by police in connection to an abandoned shop on Highway 25 that Cape Girardeau County sheriff's detectives say was being used as a chop shop. "We've got two people we're going to pick up here soon," said Sgt. Eric Friedrich with the department's detectives division. "They're people we feel pretty good about. It's just going to be a matter of running them down. With the news that came out, I'm sure they know we're looking for them."...
DESE official says preschool programs 'not in good shape'; area educators say space is biggest challenge (02/27/11)
Of all the numbers in early childhood education, perhaps the two most telling are these: 3 and 85. Reams of research show 85 percent of the core structures of the brain are formed by age 3. Yet a fraction of public education dollars is marked for the nation's youngest learners. With Missouri lawmakers toiling to fill a half-billion budget shortfall and Congress gearing up for deep spending cuts, early childhood funding looks to be on the chopping block again...
Smoke-free Cape reports $10,680 in donations (02/27/11)
The citizens group working to get a city smoking ban passed in Cape Girardeau has collected $10,680 in contributions, all but $340 of which came from the American Cancer Society as an in-kind contribution.
Perryville teen killed in Thursday morning accident (02/27/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A 16-year-old Perryville boy died Thursday morning from injuries suffered in a car crash. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Chad Hotop was killed after he lost control of his 1998 Ford F-150 while traveling southbound on Route B, a half-mile south of Perryville at 7:40 a.m. ...
Preliminary hearing set for Bertrand man suspected of heroin trafficking (02/27/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A preliminary hearing has been set for March 16 for a Bertrand, Mo., man, accused of trafficking large amounts of heroin into Southeast Missouri. Daniel Shemar Murray, 28, will go before Judge T. Lynn Brown, who will determine whether there is sufficient evidence to bind Murray over for trial...
Trial date set for Southeast Missouri man charged with 20 sex crime counts (02/27/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- An Aug. 1 trial date has been set for a registered sex offender from Zalma, Mo., who will face 20 felonies that accuse him of having sex with a person younger than 14. James L. Borders, 50, of Zalma lived in Scott County from 2006 to 2009, when the incidents allegedly occurred. ...
Poplar Bluff man accused of stealing from theater production group (02/27/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A warrant has been issued for Poplar Bluff man accused of stealing more than $15,000 from The Stage Company over the last two years. Ronald Gilliland, 62, of the 500 block of North Main Street was charged Tuesday with felony stealing by Butler County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Paul Oesterreicher...
Census: Cape Girardeau population more diverse than in 2000 (02/27/11)
Sharon Armour has made a life of taking care of people in Cape Girardeau. Armour, 57, owns and operates Jefferson Manor on the city's south side. "I love people. I take care of people," she said, while filling her minivan with groceries Friday afternoon in the parking lot of Save-A-Lot on South Sprigg Street. "What color, that doesn't matter. We're all God's children."...
Cape to redraw ward boundaries, create transport policy group because of census data (02/27/11)
The release of the U.S. census data will serve as the launching pad for two developments in Cape Girardeau in the coming months -- the redrawing of the city's ward map and the creation of an organization that will make key recommendations for regional transportation needs...
Artists donate time to help Celebrate HOPE fundraiser (02/27/11)
As the celebrity ambassador for the Susan G. Komen foundation, country music artist Candy Coburn is no stranger to performing for a cause. So when the Dexter, Mo., native was approached by sister Chantelle Becking to perform at Saturday evening's Celebrate HOPE fundraiser, she was more than happy to oblige...
Two men accused of stealing car in Mississippi arrested in Scott County (02/27/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- A routine traffic stop by a Scott County sheriff's deputy led to the arrest of two men wanted for a home invasion and stealing a car. Jordan L. Smith, 21, of Jackson Miss., is charged with tampering with a motor vehicle. He is being held in the Scott County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bond...
Four teenagers to stand trial in Poplar Bluff church arson (02/27/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Four Poplar Bluff teenagers have been ordered to stand trial for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails into a local church, and then setting the church on fire when the devices didn't work. Robert Benjamin Rushin, 18, of the 700 block of County Road 456; Zachary Edward Surque, 18, of the 100 block of County Road 4703; and Dylan W. ...
Club news 2/27/11 (02/27/11)
The Feb. 17 meeting of the Young Americans 4-H Club was called to order by Tori Schweer. It was held at Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Gary Schweer, and Tyler Kirchdoerfer led the 4-H Pledge. Roll Call was answered by "name your favorite Valentine candy." There were 17 members and 12 adults attending the meeting...
Missouri lawmakers renew call for Internet sales tax (02/27/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Kelly von Plonski's bookstore is struggling to keep its doors open. Sales at Subterranean Books, located two miles from Washington University in St. Louis, were down 25 percent in January. The recent economic downturn hurt sales, but von Plonski says the biggest burden on the store is the 9.4 percent sales tax it must pay to the city and the state -- that its online rivals avoid...
Washington couple trapped in snow for 4 days (02/27/11)
SEATTLE -- John and Patricia Norvell kept thinking someone would come help them as they sat trapped for four days on a secluded, forest road near Mount St. Helens with only jelly beans to eat and snow for water. But as the third and fourth days approached, John said he felt dark at times, even as his wife's spirits remained high...
Lawmakers closer to deal on budget cuts (02/27/11)
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers appear to be moving closer to a compromise that would prevent a government shutdown, at least for now. Democrats say they're encouraged by efforts to narrow the gap on possible spending cuts, but are pushing back against Republican efforts to force their position on Congress...
Volunteers help Wisconsin protesters keep up the fight (02/27/11)
MADISON, Wis. -- Harriet Rowan was among the first to join what has become an almost two-week-long rally at the Wisconsin Capitol, and she said with the arrival of thousands of others, confusion, misinformation and rumors quickly spread. "I came back on Tuesday night and there was absolutely no organization," Rowan said. "People needed people to go up upstairs and testify all night to keep the building open ... people were going around just waking people up ... it was chaotic."...
Tribes turn against Yemeni president (02/27/11)
SANAA, Yemen -- Yemen's embattled president suffered back-to-back blows Saturday. Hundreds of thousands called for his ouster in the largest anti-government rallies yet and two powerful chiefs from his own tribe abandoned him. The huge turnout reported in towns and cities across Yemen and the defection of the tribal chiefs were the latest signs that President Ali Abdullah Saleh may be losing his grip on the impoverished, conflict-ridden country...
New Zealand quake toll at 146 dead (02/27/11)
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand -- New Zealand's premier said the Christchurch quake may be the country's worst disaster ever, as officials raised the toll to 146 dead and more than 200 missing while giving a grim prognosis for the city's downtown. Residents said prayers for the dead and missing at church services Sunday local time in Christchurch and across New Zealand. ...
Armed pro-Gadhafi gangs roll in Libyan capital to quash dissent (02/27/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- The embattled Libyan regime passed out guns to civilian supporters, set up checkpoints Saturday and sent armed patrols roving the terrorized capital to try to maintain control of Moammar Gadhafi's stronghold and quash dissent as rebels consolidate control elsewhere in the North African nation...
Iran to unload nuclear plant fuel (02/27/11)
TEHRAN, Iran -- In a major setback to Iran's nuclear program, technicians will have to unload fuel from the country's first atomic power plant because of an unspecified safety concern, a senior government official said. The vague explanation raised questions about whether the mysterious computer worm known as Stuxnet might have caused more damage at the Bushehr plant than previously acknowledged. ...
Central boys basketball team wins first district title since 1997 (02/27/11)
The Central boys basketball team beat Jackson 46-32 in the Class 5 District 1 title game.
The Central boys basketball team chokes Jackson offense after break (02/27/11)
The Central boys basketball team defeated archrival Jackson 46-32 in the Class 5 District 1 championship game Friday
Sikeston boys basketball team proves too potent for Notre Dame (02/27/11)
The Notre Dame boys basketball team lost to Sikeston 66-52 in the Class 4 District 1 championship game Friday
The Jackson girls basketball team suffers heartbreaker in overtime (02/27/11)
The Jackson girls basketball team lost to Poplar Bluff 38-36 in the Class 5 District 1 championship game Friday
Young Dexter girls basketball team fends off Notre Dame's rally (02/27/11)
The Notre Dame girls basketball team lost to Dexter 56-52 in the Class 4 District 1 title game Friday
High school roundup: Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team upsets Kelly in overtime (02/27/11)
All the scores from Saturday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Oran girls basketball team exacts revenge vs. Chaffee (02/27/11)
The Oran girls basketball team beat Chaffee 52-25 in a Class 2 District 3 opener.
Otto Porter scores 32 points in Scott County Central boys basketball team's 90-48 rout of Delta (02/27/11)
Otto Porter netted 32 points to lead the Scott County Central boys basketball team to victory in its regular-season finale Friday. The Braves raced out to a 22-point lead after the first quarter and cruised to a 90-48 win over host Delta. Dominique Porter added 15 points in the winning effort...
Meadow Heights boys basketball team suffers loss in district opener (02/27/11)
The Meadow Heights boys basketball team lost to Lesterville 69-62 in a Class 2 District 2 opener
Errors doom Southeast Missouri State baseball team in extra innings (02/27/11)
Southeast Missouri State baseball team lost to Ball State 6-2 in 13 innings Saturday
Loss at Austin Peay costs Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team berth in OVC tourney (02/27/11)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team lost at Austin Peay 71-51 on Saturday.
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team finishes tied for seventh in OVC (02/27/11)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team lost to Austin Peay 75-52 on Saturday night in Clarksville, Tenn.
Southeast Missouri State roundup: Redhawks women's, men's track teams both take third at OVC indoor meet (02/27/11)
A roundup of the weekend action in the word of Southeast Missouri State athletics.
Southeast Missouri State baseball team's quick start enough to beat Ball State (02/27/11)
Southeast Missouri State downed Ball State 12-7 in Friday's game
Missouri men's basketball team falters at Kansas State (02/27/11)
The Missouri men's basketball team dropped to 1-6 on the road in the Big 12 Conference.
Area calendar 2/27/11 (02/27/11)
Baseball Basketball Golf Miscellaneous Running Softball n Softball meetings: The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will have coaches meetings in the upcoming weeks for its summer softball leagues. The co-ed, men's and church league will meet 6:30 p.m. March 22 at the Osage Community Centre. Deadline: March 25. Info: Chris Eastridge, 334-2523 or 339-6340...
Area digest 2/27/11 (02/27/11)
Notre Dame Regional High School graduate Mindy Siebert was named to the NCCAA All-America women's soccer first team. Siebert, a sophomore forward at Greenville College, scored 21 goals and added 10 assists for the Panthers. The team finished the season 14-7-2...
McClellan angles to join rotation (02/27/11)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Kyle McClellan says he is ready to become the fifth starter in the St. Louis rotation, and he might be the favorite. Cardinals manager Tony La Russa isn't ready to make that decision yet. "The overriding part is that we want to have an effective starting rotation and an effective bullpen," La Russa said Friday. ...
La Russa looks for energy from Punto replacement (02/27/11)
JUPITER, Fla. -- St. Louis manager Tony La Russa wasn't looking at execution as much as he wanted to judge attitude during the Cardinals' first controlled scrimmage of the spring. While the mock game didn't feature any player expected to be in the opening-day lineup, all those vying to replace injured utility infielder Nick Punto were on the field...
Sam's Club donates $4,000 to food bank (02/27/11)
Sam's Club of Cape Girardeau donated $4,000 to support the Southeast Missouri Food Bank's Mobile Pantry Program. In addition to their donation, employees from Sam's Club and Walmart will donate their time by volunteering at each mobile pantry. Southeast Missouri Food Bank will be able to provide eight mobile food pantries to local communities in a 16-county service area. Up to 2,800 families will receive assistance through the donation...
'Let them come:' Dr. Bird has served at Greater Dimension Ministries since 1964 (02/27/11)
Apostle Dr. William Bird has served at Greater Dimension Ministries since 1964. The church was called Futrell Temple Church of God in Christ when he began his service there, but it underwent a name change in 1994. The Tiptonville, Tenn., native was the assistant pastor until 1981, when he became the pastor. ...
Swoboda is new military police commander (02/27/11)
*** New MP commander First Lt. Nicholas Swoboda of Jefferson City, Mo., has been appointed the new commander for the 1137th Military Police Company in Kennett, Jackson and Doniphan, Mo.
FYI 2/27/11 (02/27/11)
Noon Optimists Chili Day will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Arena Building in Cape Girardeau. Music will be provided by the local group Back in Black and the money raised will be used for the club's projects that benefit the youth of Cape Girardeau. The organization is a major funder of Malaina's playground, an all-access playground for children with disabilities. Tickets are $6 and carry-outs will be available...
Go take a hike: Exploring Missouri's 10 best state park trails (02/27/11)
After being cooped up all winter, most people are ready to get outdoors. Missouri's state parks offer a variety of hiking trails that are perfect for exploring nature and stretching your legs. And spring, with its longer days and warm temperatures, is a great time to explore before insects and humidity arrive with summer...
Pet of the week (02/27/11)
Pet name: Babygirl Owner: Jeaninia M. Taylor Favorite activity: Waiting for spring.
Adopt Tank (02/27/11)
Tank is a 3 1/2-month-old German shepherd mix. He is adorable. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837.
Adopt Scoobie (02/27/11)
Scoobie is a 3-year-old tabby cat who will paw at you when she wants to be petted. She would like to be the only cat or not be with very many cats. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823.
Southeast Mo. native honored for work with NASA (02/27/11)
Last year Zalma, Mo., native Jerry J. Clubb received the National Rotarian NASA Stellar Award for "Outstanding technical excellence in the fields of spacecraft avionics development and operations with significant contributions to America's flagship human space flight and exploration programs."...
Arts and crafts kits for kids get more creative (02/27/11)
Not so long ago, it was hard to find an art kit for children that involved much more than some pompoms, glitter and a few pipe cleaners. Today's creativity kit is a whole different pot of paint. Some introduce new artistic techniques, while others offer open-ended project possibilities...
Facebook dog sensation Noble meets his man (02/27/11)
LOS ANGELES -- Noble is a four-legged Facebook star with thousands of friends. Sam is a 23-year-old Marine who was paralyzed in a car accident. After months, the two have been matched. Noble, a golden retriever, was raised from a pup and trained as a service dog as his online fans logged in every day, sharing stories and offering words of encouragement...
Sinn places first at district science fair (02/27/11)
Justin Sinn, a student at Nell Holcomb School, won first place at his district science fair for a project on the difference between treated and untreated soybeans. The eighth-grader and his father planted 120 rows of soybeans -- 60 rows each of treated and untreated beans -- May 17. The soybeans were fertilized and later harvested. The experiment's results showed that the treated seed produced better results than the untreated seed...
Deed of the Week: Trio helps set up quilt project, shovel snow for workers (02/27/11)
Ronnie Wright, Ethan Weatherspoon and Josh Henson helped set up the "Ugly Quilt" project at St. Joseph Parish gym in Scott City on Jan. 21. They also shoveled snow so workers could safely enter St. Joseph Parish on Jan. 22. The women working on the "Ugly Quilt" project finished 22 sleeping bags for the homeless in support of the Council of Catholic Women of St. Vincent DePaul Parish...
Stability endures the hard times (02/27/11)
"Little pig, little pig, let me in," said the big bad wolf. "Not by the hair of my chinny chinny chin," said the little pig, and so the story goes. The houses that were quickly built and of poor quality were unable to withstand the huffing and puffing of the wolf. However the sturdy house that was built with care using strong materials survived the wind from the wolf. The same holds true of what has substance in life...
Overcoming resistance is the hardest part of change (02/27/11)
At the beginning of the year I became one of those guys crowding in with the rest of the "new year's" people at the gym. That's me taking your favorite treadmill and bumbling through the equipment. Slowly I'm becoming a regular, though. The past couple of months of regular exercise have reminded me of the correlations between physical and spiritual health. ...
Battle between vine and tree (02/27/11)
This photo shows a form of tree strangulation. In this case the tree is a sapling black gum about four inches in diameter and the vine strangling it is invasive non-native Japanese honeysuckle. The small tree is attempting to grow over the vine that has wrapped around it. Most likely the vine will kill its host after a silent struggle that may last for years. If the vine dies or is cut away soon enough, the deformed tree may survive, recover and grow into an adult tree...
360-degree cameras available to online viewers during the Oscars (02/27/11)
LOS ANGELES -- Celebrity watchers won't need to dress up to feel like they're at the Oscars this year. For $5, they'll be able to gaze around at whomever they wish, focus in on a dress or a bow tie and watch A-listers brush past them up the steps to the Kodak Theatre -- all on the Internet...
Answers to the Oscars quiz (02/27/11)
1. Who was the first African-American to win an acting award? D. Hattie McDaniel, for best supporting actress as Mammy in "Gone With the Wind." 2. Who has received the most acting nominations? B. Meryl Streep with 16. She's won twice. 3. What was the first color movie to win best picture?...
Eye Care Specialists (02/27/11)
Eye Care Specialists is a state-of-the-art practice that initiated the multispecialty ophthalmology focus in Southeast Missouri. In 1989, David Westrich, M.D., founded a practice specializing in vitreoretinal disease and surgery. The practice grew from a one-M.D. ...
Port Cape (02/27/11)
Port Cape Girardeau is Cape's landmark restaurant. For nearly four decades Port Cape has welcomed hungry diners to its riverfront door. Port Cape is classic American cuisine specializing in fantastic hickory slow smoked BBQ. The restaurant features splendid dishes and a great atmosphere on the banks of the Mississippi River in Old Town Cape. ...
Saint Francis Emergency Department expansion meets increasing need (02/27/11)
Saint Francis Medical Center has completed the expansion and renovation of its Gene E. Huckstep Emergency and Trauma Center to meet the increasing need for emergency care in the Cape Girardeau region. The project is especially important to the area because it is the region's only state-designated Level III Trauma Center. ...
Joint Replacement Program Ranked #1 (02/27/11)
Saint Francis Medical Center's Center for Joint Replacement has ranked best overall for excellence in joint replacement surgery in a recent study by Marshall | Steele, a physician-led healthcare services firm focused on transforming traditional hospital service lines into Destination Centers of Superior Performance. ...
Casino plans, related city projects, move ahead (02/27/11)
In November, Isle of Capri won favor from Cape Girardeau voters. In December, the casino business won favor from the state's gaming commission. Now, the task of winning the favor of its neighbors and customers is taking shape as Isle moves forward with plans for a $125 downtown development...
Saint Francis opens Revolutionary Neurosurgery Hybrid Suite (02/27/11)
Patients at Saint Francis Medical Center now have access to the region's most advanced minimally invasive neurosurgery facility. Saint Francis has built a hybrid suite for endovascular neurosurgery. Endovascular neurosurgery is the minimally invasive treatment of neurovascular disease affecting the brain and spinal cord, such as cerebral aneurysms, narrowing of the carotid artery, stroke and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)...
Expanded Womancare to offer patients quicker mammography results, new minimally invasive Biopsy Technology (02/27/11)
While about 70 to 80 percent of breast abnormalities detected through mammography screenings and clinical breast exams are noncancerous, waiting for the results can cause great anxiety. Saint Francis Medical Center's expanded Womancare facility, opening in early May 2011, will reduce that wait significantly...
Cape Medical Weight Loss (02/27/11)
Cape Medical Weight Loss isn't talking about what it gained in 2010--its big boast is what it lost. Owner Mary Janes says they are shrinking the population one happy customer at a time! The physician supervised weight loss center has actually helped clients lose a total of 20,000 pounds--most of it in 2010!...
W.E. Walker-Lakenan LLC (02/27/11)
W.E. Walker Co., owned by Joe Stahly, and Lakenan Insurance Co. of Jackson, owned by Chad Hartle, merged their two independent insurance agencies on Aug. 1, 2004. Current owners are Stahly, Hartle, Bill Talley and Doug Mueller. W.E. Walker-Lakenan LLC is a Trusted Choice/Independent Insurance Agency with locations in Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Benton, Mo...
Funding for anti-meth projects in question (02/27/11)
Already frustrated with their prediction that Missouri will lead the nation for the 10th straight year in methamphetamine lab seizures, state and local law enforcement officials fear federal funding to fight the drug epidemic will not be available in 2012...
School construction ongoing; local contractors benefit (02/27/11)
For its supporters, the mood was elation. On April 6, 2010, voters in the Cape Girardeau School District overwhelmingly approved a $40 million bond proposal to replace an elementary school, build an event complex and address deferred maintenance throughout the district, among other projects. The issue, which required 57.2 percent for approval, garnered 61.26 percent of the vote...
Sales tax revenue climbed in 2010 (02/27/11)
Cape Girardeau County experienced an increase in revenue generated through sales tax in 2010, and Treasurer Roger Hudson anticipates that despite a slower than expected start to 2011, this year will see growth as well. "January 2011 was surprisingly down, 16.56 percent. Wow," he said...
United Way (02/27/11)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri serves as the leader in uniting people with resources to build a stronger and healthier community. Our focus is education, income and health; necessities for a good quality of life. United Way has been studying education in our area and challenges students face to graduate from high school and prepare for college, trade school or work. ...
Rental Land (02/27/11)
Mark Kasten walked to work every day after school from Central High School on Caruthers Ave. to the family business at 1455 Independence St., just a couple blocks away. The company has changed its residence and increased its offerings since Gene Kasten opened its doors in 1966, but one thing never changed...
Stereo One (02/27/11)
During its 30 years in business, Stereo One has lived up to its name. Owner John Selby said Stereo One sold the first VCR, the first CD player for home and car, the first DVD player, the first camcorder and the first Apple computer in the region. It sold the first plasma TV in Missouri...
Zoomin' Groomer (02/27/11)
If your dog enjoys being pampered at the groomer but hates the experience of being forced into an animal carrier or the car to make the trip, Ashley Hahs' new business may be just for you. Hahs opened her business, Zoomin' Groomer Mobile Dog Salon, in July. Hahs will bring her salon on wheels to your residence to groom your dog, including bath, blow dry, ear cleaning, nail clipping and, if desired, hair trimming...
Notre Dame Regional High School (02/27/11)
Notre Dame Regional High School is building on excellence. Halfway through a $5.5 million campaign, the Catholic high school in Cape Girardeau is building for both current and future needs. It is the 86-year-old school's first multiphase expansion project since moving into its current home at 265 Notre Dame Drive, off Route K, in 1998...
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network (02/27/11)
The Northwestern Mutual Financial Network's Hahs Group sees itself as a catalyst for financial success for the people it serves. The company exists for the benefit of its policy owners and clients, helping them protect against financial risk and achieve financial security. ...
ODACS Inc. (02/27/11)
From drug testing to background checks, ODACS Inc. provides proactive business tools for a drug- and alcohol-free workplace. ODACS, which stands for Occupational Drug & Alcohol Collection Solutions, has offices in Cape Girardeau and Park Hills, Mo. The company helps employers find honest and dependable employees...
NARS (02/27/11)
National Asset Recovery Services Inc. continues to prove itself as a rapidly growing company. In 2010, NARS increased its call center footprint, expanded its service offerings and added employees -- thanks to the acquisition of Pinnacle Financial Group Inc., a leader in third-party debt collection services...
Miracle Ear (02/27/11)
Joyce Hill-Cooley, R.N., BC-HIS, COHC and franchisee of Miracle-Ear Centers in Southeast Missouri, is proud that Miracle-Ear has served in this area for 24 years. During this time, Cooley and her staff have dedicated themselves to continued excellence in dispensing hearing aids...
McDowell South Outdoor: Where rustic is topic No. 1 (02/27/11)
Trying to bring that "log cabin experience" to your home? You don't need to travel too far to turn your home into a rustic-themed retreat. McDowell South Outdoor Home and Cabin, which opened on Black Friday in 2009, boasts the largest log furniture and wildlife dcor selection in the region. The Jackson business, owned by Kyle McDowell, caters to the outdoor enthusiast, selling a variety of unique products that help bring nature to life...
SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence (02/27/11)
The SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence, Inc., more popularly known as SADI, has been assisting people with disabilities in Southeast Missouri for over 25 years. Founded and still managed by executive director Maryann "Miki" Gudermuth as a polio support group, SADI now serves people in Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Mississippi, Perry and Scott counties, as well as the city of Sikeston...
Andrews Chiropractic (02/27/11)
You know you are in a place of healing when you step inside the door. Rows of letters and testimonials, penned by grateful patients, flank the entrance. The waiting room is filled with people anticipating their visit with the doctor. A busy receptionist answers a call, "Andrews Chiropractic, I can help you!" The positive energy of the place is almost palpable...
Advanced Pest control (02/27/11)
In a pest control market dominated by corporate-owned exterminators, Advanced Pest Control Systems attributes their local presence and service-first philosophy to their success. "We're the largest family-owned pest control business in the area," said Gene Schuessler, who with wife Dorothy have operated the business for 31 years. ...
Salvation Army (02/27/11)
Since 1898, the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau has been providing food, shelter, assistance and Christian leadership to countless people in local communities. The Salvation Army is based at 701 Good Hope St. in Cape Girardeau, and maintains two thrift stores: one at 416 Morgan Oak St. in Cape Girardeau and one at 1969 E. Jackson Blvd St. in Jackson. The Cape Girardeau location is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Jackson store is open one hour later...
Rust and Martin (02/27/11)
Making the move from 2502 Tanner Drive to their new location at 1610 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau is just another step in the growth and evolution of Rust & Martin Inc. Since Rust & Martin's establishment of a small re-upholstery shop on North Sprigg St. by founders Wayne and Eva Rust in the spring of 1933, the business has moved five times, seeing two addresses on Broadway and one on South Kingshighway, in addition to Tanner Drive...
Reveal Graphics (02/27/11)
Opening for business at the beginning of this year, Reveal Graphics LLC already has big plans. Owner Rick Feiner hopes to grow his full-service, wide-format printing and design company into a regional market leader. Reveal Graphics, on Cape Girardeau's South Kingshighway, specializes in helping businesses use the latest printing technologies to enhance their image, promote products and services, and get noticed by prospects and customers...
Plaza Tire Service (02/27/11)
Plaza Tire Service increased its service to north Cape Girardeau with a new 10-bay store located at 1638 N. Kingshighway, replacing a nearby four-bay location. Hours of operation have been expanded since the move; it is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays...
Southeast Missourian (02/27/11)
The Southeast Missourian continued to grow its audience in 2010, expanding its brand and offering new products that connect advertisers with consumers. The newspaper's primary website, semissourian.com, is showing impressive growth. In January, the site drew 17,128 unique visitors (IP addresses) per weekday and a record 102,748 pageviews for the weekday average. That's a 19 percent increase in pageviews over the same month in 2009, and 20 percent more unique visitors than the previous January...
Cape Kil (02/27/11)
"Bedbugs are the smallpox of the insect world," says Elizabeth Knote, president of Cape Kil Pest Control. "To prevent the ensuing bedbug epidemic from developing here, concern citizens need to 'quarantine' the bedbugs". For travelers, that means quarantine their luggage in hotel rooms to prevent infestation. If bedbugs are discovered, quarantine the bedbugs in the infested object...
SoutheastHEALTH Provides Award-Winning Care to Region (02/27/11)
Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau provides award-winning care that places it among the nation's best hospitals and part of a growing health system. Last year, a new brand, SoutheastHEALTH, was established. The name better reflects the health system's role in healthcare...
SoutheastHEALTH Opens State-of-the-Art Cancer Center (02/27/11)
Southeast Cancer Center offers an innovative, patient-focused approach to cancer care that's unique to the region. From its sleek architectural style and state-of-the-art technology to Southeast's leading cancer specialists and revolutionary approach to patient care, the new Southeast Cancer Center ushers in a new era of caring to the region that focuses on life, hope and each patient's journey...
McDonald Company Inc. (02/27/11)
For 65 years, the McDonald Company Inc. has helped pave the way for growth in Southeast Missouri. The long-standing family owned and operated business, at 55 N. Broadview St. in Cape Girardeau, has supplied ready mix concrete for everything from hospitals and schools to streets and bridges...
Kasten Masonry Sales, Inc. (02/27/11)
Having been in the masonry business for 116 years, the name Kasten Masonry Sales is synonymous with brick and concrete blocks to those in the building trades. "We've been making brick the same way since 1926 with the same brick presses," said assistant general manager Quent Kasten. "We are the only dry-press face brick manufacturer left in the U.S."...
Jackson Chamber of Commerce (02/27/11)
The business of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce is business. In 2010, business was good. The Jackson chamber membership base is continually growing. In addition, the chamber added new businesses to its list of corporate partners. The chamber is growing, says executive director Brian Gerau, because it helps its members to grow their businesses...
Montgomery Bank (02/27/11)
Montgomery Bank customers have noticed a new look when visiting their 2027 Broadway branch in Cape Girardeau, but the institution's commitment to community involvement hasn't changed a bit. The past year saw the bank complete renovation at the Broadway branch aimed at providing a more inviting and comfortable environment for its customers...
Healing Rays (02/27/11)
Healing Rays was established in 2007 for one purpose: to provide treatment for people in the community who have psoriasis, eczema or other troublesome skin conditions. After careful research, owner Marcia Schlueter chose equipment that utilizes narrow-band UVB light because research has shown that it achieves the best results and the long remission times. Using UV light as treatment is called phototherapy...
First State Community Bank (02/27/11)
During the recent economic downturn, many financial institutions have been pulling in their figurative horns, riding out the hard times. Not First State Community Bank. "We have continued to grow and extend our footprint during these recent difficult financial times," said Henry "Butch" Holyfield, bank president...
The Lutheran Home/Saxony Village (02/27/11)
In the 1960s, Southeast Missouri Lutheran churches noted that elderly congregations were in need of long-term health care facilities with skilled nursing. The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau was started from those churches and has grown into a place where Christians and their families can depend on comfort and compassion in the later years of life...
GA Endoscopy and Gastroenterology Associates of SEMO (02/27/11)
Health care is changing in southeast Missouri and across the United States. Despite these changes, Gastroenterology Associates of Southeast Missouri continues to be an independent professional corporation dedicated to specialty care in the field of gastroenterology (the study and care of diseases of the digestive system)...
First Missouri State Bank (02/27/11)
First Missouri State Bank relies on our "people" as opposed to our "systems." Certainly having a state-of-the art delivery system and taking advantage of the wonderful technology that is available is critical, but we absolutely believe that our people are what define our bank...
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