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Money, cigarettes taken in convenience store robbery (03/06/11)
There were no injuries in an early morning robbery Saturday at a south Cape Girardeau convenience store. Cape Girardeau police officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at Don's Store 24, 341 South Sprigg St., at 5:28 a.m. Saturday. Officers were told that two black male subjects wearing ski masks entered the store demanding cash and cigarettes from the clerk. ...
Mental health services limited locally (03/06/11)
A patient arrives in a local emergency room after having made a serious attempt to take his own life by swallowing too many pills. Doctors rush to get the dangerous drugs out of the patient's system, preserving his physical health. But they know he clearly has a mental health problem that must be treated to truly save his life...
Air battle: Four Missouri cities considering smoking bans next month (03/06/11)
Both sides have been gearing up for the April 5 election for months, the day local voters will end the debate about whether a smoking ban will pass in the city. One side gathered 1,200 signatures to get the ban on the ballot. The other side vowed to fight back, launching an oppositional website, forming a committee and lashing out at what it called "overly restrictive" ordinance language...
Accident on Highway 25 blocks traffic Friday (03/06/11)
Highway 25 between Highway 74 at Dutchtown and Route K at Gordonville is closed due to an accident, the Missouri Department of Transportation reported in a news release shortly after 11 a.m. today. The back end of a tractor-trailer appears to have slid off the road just north of the intersection of highways 25 and 74...
Illinois driver crashes into Cape Pizza Hut (03/06/11)
The sunroom of a popular Cape Girardeau pizza place is in need of renovations after a motorist drove through its brick wall Friday morning. Josh Murray, of Anna, Ill., was driving north on Kingshighway, he said, and took a sharp left turn into the Pizza Hut parking lot...
Elk being held in Kentucky to enter Missouri by April (03/06/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's first wild elk herd since before the Civil War is said to be in good shape and on schedule to be brought to what will be its new home range by mid-to-late April. That's the word given to the Missouri Conservation Commission Friday by Ron Dent, the elk restoration project coordinator. ...
Illinois man extricated after Interstate 55 accident (03/06/11)
An Illinois motorist suffered minor injuries Friday after he lost control of his vehicle and overturned on Interstate 55. The 68-year-old man had to be extricated, according to Sgt. Jason Selzer, Cape Girardeau police department spokesman, after the accident occurred just after 5 p.m. at the 94-mile marker...
Cape Girardeau man accused of sex with missing Boone County, Mo., teenager (03/06/11)
A Cape Girardeau man charged with second-degree statutory rape Friday is accused by authorities of having sex with a Boone County, Mo., teenager missing since November. Authorities say they found the 15-year-old girl living with Michael J. Lee, 28, on Thursday, after receiving information about her possible whereabouts from the Boone County Sheriff's Department...
Old Town Cape announces opposition to proposed smoking ban (03/06/11)
While Old Town Cape has endorsed both wastewater issues on April's ballot, the group is opposing the proposed smoking ban in Cape Girardeau. Executive director Marla Mills said while the group's board doesn't disagree with the ban's intent, it had a problem with the execution...
Cape Girardeau city manager explains wastewater issues at Chamber of Commerce event (03/06/11)
Cape Girardeau's city manager told local business leaders at the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce's First Friday breakfast the city will build a new wastewater treatment plant, but the upcoming vote will determine how much residents will pay...
Cape Girardeau County prosecutor charges two more parents with educational neglect (03/06/11)
Two more parents face jail time and fines under the Cape Girardeau School District's tougher attendance policy. The Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has charged Yvonne Rachelle Garza, 33, of 439 S. Sprigg St., Apt. 16 C, with educational neglect for violating the compulsory school attendance law, a Class C misdemeanor. Her arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday in Cape Girardeau County court...
Participants at Poplar Bluff redistricting hearing advocate keeping district rural (03/06/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Preserve the rural nature of Missouri's 8th Congressional District -- that was the message area residents gave the House Special Standing Committee on Redistricting, which met Thursday at Three Rivers College. The Poplar Bluff stop marked the third hearing of four held across the state in recent weeks. ...
AT&T awards $25K to United Way (03/06/11)
AT&T has awarded United Way of Southeast Missouri $25,000 to support the agency's family engagement plan for families with students in grades eight through 12 in the Cape Girardeau School District. United Way of Southeast Missouri was one of 15 local United Ways in the U.S. ...
I-57 to be reduced for pavement repairs (03/06/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Southbound Interstate 57 in Mississippi County will be reduced to one lane while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement and bridge repairs. This section of road is between Highway 105 and County Road 401, two and a half miles south of Highway 105. ...
Interstate 55 reduced for pavement repairs (03/06/11)
Southbound Interstate 55 from U.S. 61 at Scott City to Highway 77 at Benton, Mo., in Scott County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot restriction while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily March 14 to 18. The work zone will be marked with signs...
Route UU to close for pipe replacement (03/06/11)
Route UU between county roads 336 and 354 in Cape Girardeau and Bollinger counties be closed Monday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the road. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs...
Route U closed for pipe replacement (03/06/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route U between Route H and County Road 651 in Stoddard County will be closed Monday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe beneath the roadway. Weather permitting, work will be done from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs...
Guardrail repairs to reduce Interstate 55 (03/06/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Southbound Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County will be reduced to one lane Tuesday, while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform guardrail repairs. This section of road is from two miles north of Route O to Route O. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (03/06/11)
401 Independence St. Study session, 5 p.m. Monday Meeting, 7 p.m. Monday Study session Public hearing...
Club News 3-6-11 (03/06/11)
The Nancy Hunter Chapter NSDAR met Feb. 23 at the Cape Girardeau Public Library in the Geraldine Hirsch Community Room for their Good Citizens Awards Presentations. Regent Sheila Holloway welcomed the students participating in the essays, their parents and some principals of their school. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Catherine Allison, secretary. "The American's Creed" was led by Dorothy Points, chaplain, and the group sang the national anthem...
Mo. bill requires conservation agency to own elk (03/06/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri conservation officials are bringing elk back to the state for the first time since the Civil War. Now, some state lawmakers want the agency to pay for damage the animals cause. The state Conservation Commission this past fall approved a plan to restore wild elk in a 346-squre-mile protected zone in parts of Shannon, Carter and Reynolds counties. Up to 150 animals could be introduced into a largely wooded area of southeastern Missouri later this spring...
Groups differ on effect of human rights laws (03/06/11)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Changes to Missouri's employment discrimination law could make it harder for victims to win cases against their former employer and would limit the amount of damages that plaintiffs could take home if a jury found in their favor...
Democrats unveil counteroffer easing Republican cuts (03/06/11)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats unveiled a detailed counteroffer Friday seeking to undo tens of billions of dollars in cuts Republicans would make to education, housing and other domestic programs. With the two parties maneuvering for advantage in their budget clash, the Democratic plan conforms to President Barack Obama's opening gambit to cut another $6.5 billion from domestic agencies. ...
U.S. increases pressure on Sri Lanka over slain civilians (03/06/11)
WASHINGTON -- The United States is increasing pressure on Sri Lanka to investigate the deaths of thousands of civilians at the end of its civil war. Rights groups contend a Sri Lankan government commission has demonstrated no intent of doing it...
Surge in oil prices sends stocks lower (03/06/11)
NEW YORK -- Stocks dropped Friday after another spike in oil prices overshadowed a report that the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in nearly two years. Crude oil rose 2.5 percent to $104.42 a barrel, the highest level since September 2008, after fighting in Libya escalated. Markets have been rattled over the past two weeks as higher oil prices threaten to undermine the economic recovery by increasing transportation and production costs...
Tucson suspect charged with murders of judge, aide (03/06/11)
PHOENIX -- The suspect in the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was hit with dozens of new charges as federal prosecutors formally accused him of killing six people and wounding 13 others during a Tucson shooting rampage. Jared Lee Loughner was charged in a 49-count grand jury indictment last week stemming from a Jan. 8 shooting at a political event held by Giffords outside a grocery store...
Residents wrestle with cuts in union strongholds (03/06/11)
RACINE, Wis. -- There once was a time when Harry and Nancy Harrington -- their teenage children in tow -- walked the picket line outside the nursing home where she was a medical aide, protesting the lack of a pension plan for the unionized work force...
American guns getting to Mexico despite efforts at U.S. border (03/06/11)
BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- Federal agents are barely able to slow the river of American guns flowing into Mexico. In two years, a new effort to increase inspections of travelers crossing the border has netted just 386 guns -- a small amount given that an estimated 2,000 slip across each day...
Oman replaces 3 high-level officials amid protests (03/06/11)
MUSCAT, Oman -- Oman's ruler replaced three top government officials Saturday, a second major shakeup that was celebrated by some protesters but failed to quell more than a week of widening demonstrations calling for jobs and political reforms in this strategically important nation...
Success on both sides sows fear of Libya civil war (03/06/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- Moammar Gadhafi loyalists swept into the opposition-held city closest to Tripoli on Saturday, tightening security around the regime-held capital. To the east, rebel forces captured a key oil port as the country veered toward civil war...
St. Vincent girls basketball team rides its defense to district title (03/06/11)
The St. Vincent girls basketball team defeated New Haven 37-30 in the Class 2 District 4 title game
Southeast Missouri State baseball team loses at Troy (03/06/11)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team fell to host Troy University 2-1 in 10 innings Saturday. Logan Mahon took the loss, which dropped the Redhawks to 7-4 this season. Read more about the game in Sunday's Southeast Missourian.
Kansas tames Missouri men's basketball team (03/06/11)
Missouri fell to the Jayhawks for its first home loss this season
Southeast Missouri State roundup: Redhawks gymnasts grab second place at four-team meet (03/06/11)
A look at the weekend's action in the world of Southeast Missouri State athletics
Unlikely source buries St. Louis Blues (03/06/11)
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Not only did defenseman Andrew MacDonald have his first two-goal game of his NHL career, he nearly found the net a third time. Only a goal post prevented that unlikeliest of feats in the New York Islanders' 5-2 win over the St. Louis Blues. MacDonald, who entered his 100th NHL game with only three career goals, has three in two games. Both markers Saturday gave the Islanders a three-goal lead...
McClellan impressive in first tryout for starting role with Cardinals (03/06/11)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Kyle McClellan's first audition to join the starting rotation for the St. Louis Cardinals impressed manager Tony La Russa. McClellan, bidding to move from the bullpen to the fifth spot, pitched three scoreless innings and the Cardinals beat a Houston split squad 1-0 on Saturday in a brisk 1 hour, 52 minutes...
Parks and rec employees receive commendation (03/06/11)
The Ramblewood Garden Club and the Cape Girardeau Council of Garden Clubs presented Citation of Commendation to Dan Muser, director of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation; Brock Davis, parks manager; and the employees of the Parks and Recreation Department. The citation recognizes the help Muser, Davis and the park employees have given to maintain the Capaha Park Rose Garden, the adjoining Butterfly Garden and Azalea Garden...
'Only' limits the possibilities of what we can do with God (03/06/11)
"I'm only a cup bearer; what can I do? I spend my days standing in the gap between the king and those who wish him harm. Day after day, meal after meal, I receive the cup, then carry the cup to the king and sample the contents in his presence. Then we all wait with bated breath to see what harm happens. ...
In the interim: Vincent served at churches in Ohio, Illinois and Washington, Mo. (03/06/11)
The Rev. Bill Vincent, interim pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Cape Girardeau, served at churches in Ohio, Illinois and in Washington, Mo., before being led to interim ministry. Vincent said he has studied church transformation and transitional ministry the past several years. ...
Photographers share talents, hone skills in club (03/06/11)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- When Christi Ashley bought a new camera, she wanted to learn more about its operation and photography. She found the help she needed in her hometown when she joined the Hart-Stepp House Photo Arts Club. Formed a little more than a year ago, the group is a blend of area amateur and professional photographers along with those interested in creating their art on canvas with paints or pencils. Together they plan outings or organize workshops to improve their skills...
Dogs help sniff out other species (03/06/11)
Not many dogs get to go for a walk in the woods and call it a job. But when CJ the chocolate Lab sniffs at the ground and sits, he's doing some important work. CJ is a conservation detector dog, trained by PackLeader dog training in Gig Harbor, Wash. He has traveled the world helping researchers working on various species, including maned wolves in Brazil, bobcats and bats in New Mexico, and spider monkeys in Nicaragua...
Trust doates $1,000 to CASA (03/06/11)
The C.W. Rushing Charitable Trust made a $1,000 donation to Court Appointed Special Advocates on Feb. 14. The money for the donation was raised during 2010 Captain Woody Rushing Golf Tournament at Kimbeland Country Club in Jackson. ...
Farmer wins $2,500 for Delta school (03/06/11)
Delta Elementary School students will benefit from a local farmer's good fortune. Charles Hinkebein of Chaffee, Mo., has been selected as a winner in the America's Farmers Grow Communities program, which gave farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local not-for-profit organizations. ...
FYI 3-6-11 (03/06/11)
The New Salem United Methodist Church in Daisy will have a grilled sausage dinner at 3 p.m. today in the fellowship hall. The meal will include buttered potatoes, green beans, sauerkraut, apple sauce, homemade bread and pie for dessert. Price for adults is $7, $3.50 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger...
Teens collect jeans for others (03/06/11)
Students from Cape Girardeau Central Junior High, Jackson Junior High and Jackson High School participated in Aeropostale's Teens for Jeans campaign and collected a combined total of 733 pairs of jeans. The jeans will be distributed to homeless teens and families across the United States and Canada. For more details on the campaign visit www.teensforjeans.com...
Adopt Tara (03/06/11)
Tara is 8 months old. She is already spayed. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837. ...
Pets of the week (03/06/11)
Pet names: Angel and Callie Owner: Pat Hill Favorite Activities: Chasing each other and cuddling for long winter naps. ...
Adopt Joe Boxer (03/06/11)
Joe Boxer is a 3-year-old cat who has a gentle personality. If given a chance, he would make a great companion. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Season of renewal: Ash Wednesday marks beginning of Lent, 40-day penance period for Christians (03/06/11)
On Wednesday Christians will celebrate the beginning of the Easter season. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period that culminates in Easter, which is April 24. The 40 days of Lent, excluding Sundays, represents of the time Jesus spent in the desert before he started his public ministry, according to the Bible...
Dexter woman seeks Mrs. America title (03/06/11)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A Dexter woman who isn't afraid to skip out on gym time to play "superheroes" with her son and jokes about being a "MacGyver pageant queen" will represent Missouri in next month's Mrs. America Pageant. Rachel Watson was crowned as Mrs. Missouri last month in Branson. Now the 25-year-old real estate agent will compete in the 35th Mrs. America Pageant on April 14 in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. The pageant will be televised Mother's Day weekend with a network to be named...
Interpretations of the Bible are open to error (03/06/11)
Some of what I read just seems fabricated to me. Which is to say, it's hard for me to believe some quotes have been attributed accurately. Maybe it is that I can't accept that people will say certain things. Case in point: USA Today, in its Feb. 28 edition, quotes a moderately well-known radio evangelist -- for whom one of my uncles used to work -- as saying environmentalists are mistaken in their efforts to save planet Earth. ...
Ring culling improves timber stand (03/06/11)
This picture shows where the landowner used a chain saw to cut three rings slightly deeper than a cull tree's bark into its trunk. The culled tree is a sweet gum that had been damaged by fire years ago and had become hollow. Nearby young poplar trees were trying to grow up under the canopy of the sweet gum. Left alone the poplars would likely have continued to grow and become deformed from the struggle to reach sunlight during the growing season...
Richard Banville Jr. (03/06/11)
Richard J. "Dick" Banville Jr., 79, formerly of Escondido, Calif., passed away Friday, March 4, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 25, 1931, in Everett, Mass., to Richard and Sadie King Banville Sr. He and Virginia Elliott were married March 12, 1955. She passed away Jan. 26, 1999...
Nellie Bishop (03/06/11)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Nellie G. Bishop, 88, of rural Olive Branch died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 3, 1922 in Thebes, the daughter of Gilbert "Gibby" and Milbry (Dyer) Thompson. She married Walter H. Bishop on Aug. 14, 1941. He preceded her in death Feb. 10, 2011...
Anna Hedge (03/06/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Anna Katherine Dippold Hedge, 74, of Perryville was called to her eternal home Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. Anna Kay was born June 22, 1936, in Idaho Springs, Colo., fourth daughter of the late Victor and Margaret Edwards Johnson...
Dorothy Niswonger (03/06/11)
Dorothy Lee Niswonger, 84, of Jackson died Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Monticello House. She was born March 12, 1926, in Cape Girardeau County, to Claude and Laura Ward Farrow. She and Lester Lee Niswonger were married in September 1942 in Jackson...
James Favier (03/06/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- James E. Favier, 68, of Perryville died Thursday, March 3, 2011, at St. Louis University Medical Center. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to time of service Sunday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jim Matthews officiating...
Martin Wuesthoff (03/06/11)
KELSO, Mo. -- Martin Carl "Marty" Wuesthoff, 57, of Kelso died Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 22, 1953, in Detroit, to Robert Earl and Elizabeth DeWaelsche Wuesthoff. He married Carol Lynn Hrudicka on June 24, 2000, in Doniphan, Mo...
Billy Farmer (03/06/11)
MARION, Ill. -- Billy Joe Farmer, 72, of Marion, formerly of Cairo and Villa Ridge, Ill., died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge...
Geraldine Stroup (03/06/11)
Geraldine "Gerry" Stroup, 90, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Benton, Mo., died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo.
Nicholas Bledsoe (03/06/11)
OKAWVILLE, Ill. --Nicholas Scott Bledsoe of Okawville departed this life at 10:05 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011, in the emergency room of the Washington County Hospital in Nashville, Ill., due to injuries sustained in a farming accident. He had attained the age of 19 years, 3 months and 5 days...
Births 3/6/11 (03/06/11)
Daughter to Jason Lynn and Ashley Dawn Bowers of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Hospital, 1:07 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. Name, Daegan Claire. Weight, 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Bowers is the former Ashley Fitzgerald, daughter of Ron and Cathy Kahler of Dalton, Mo., and Larry Fitzgerald of Sunrise Beach, Mo. ...
Smith - Uelsmann (03/06/11)
Summer Nicole Smith and Keith Douglas Uelsmann were married Oct. 16, 2010, at Old Bethel Baptist Church. The Rev. Steven Vester performed the ceremony. Music and vocals were provided by Brent and Christy Horton. The bride is the daughter of Rick Sinclair of Morley, Mo., and Vicki Newell of Patton, Mo. The groom is the son of Marci Stone of Jackson and Herman Uelsmann of Cape Girardeau...
Toon - May (03/06/11)
Laura Ashley Toon and Donald Lawrence May III were married Oct. 30, 2010, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman, Ill. The bride is the daughter of Sandra Toon of Hoffman. The groom is the son of Donald and Mary Jo May of Centralia, Ill. Maid of honor was Alison Schmidt. Bridesmaids were Casie Brake, Kimberly Schomaker and Emily Donaldson...
Brown - Overbey (03/06/11)
Katherine Suzanne Brown and Douglas Marvin Overbey were married May 29, 2010, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. David Hulshof performed the ceremony. Readers were Audrey Camren of Benton, Mo., and Danielle Rodriguez of Texas, cousins of the groom...
Underwood - Hoberock (03/06/11)
Sonny and Cindy Underwood of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Ann Underwood of Mission, Kan., to Douglas Austin Hoberock of Prairie Village, Kan. He is the son of Greg Hoberock and Barb Hoberock of Washington, Mo. Underwood is a graduate of Central High School. She received a master of physical therapy degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is employed at the Athletic and Rehabilitation Center in Independence, Mo...
Huber - Elfrink (03/06/11)
David W. and Rebecca Huber of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Kimberly Huber, to Christopher Joseph Elfrink. He is the son of Nicholas J. and Geraldine Elfrink of Marble Hill, Mo. Huber is a 2006 graduate of Central High School. She is pursuing a degree in child development at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Christian School for the Young Years in Cape Girardeau, and at The Andrew Jackson Bridal and Tuxedo in Jackson...
Hiett - Rhodes (03/06/11)
Brad and Brenda Hiett of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittney Dawn Hiett, to Lance Rhodes. He is the son of James and Debbie Rhodes of Sikeston, Mo. Hiett is a 2006 graduate of Central High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She plans to pursue a master's degree this fall...
Jackson police and fire report 3/6/11 (03/06/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Assault Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 3/6/11 (03/06/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrest do not imply guilt. Arrests The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 3/6/11 (03/06/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Out of the past 3/6/11 (03/06/11)
A sharply divided Cape Girardeau City Council narrowly gave final approval to a recommended increase in sewer rate charges following a series of tie votes yesterday that Councilman Peter Hilty said amounted to "quibbling over a few pennies"; the ordinance established a $2.40 monthly service charge and a volume charge of 47 cents per 100 cubic feet of water usage...
School menus March 7 to 11 (03/06/11)
MONDAY--Chicken bites or ham & cheese on bun, broccoli with cheese sauce, mixed fruit, sugar cookie with sprinkles. TUESDAY--Crispito with nacho cheese sauce or turkey & cheese on bun, corn, pears. WEDNESDAY--Breaded mozzarella cheese sticks with marinara sauce or ham & cheese on bun, green beans, peaches...
Census, Beck, health care and e-mail profundity (03/06/11)
The recently released 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data showed the city of St. Louis population declining from 856,796 in 1950 to 319,284. Reason enough for the city to continue its analysis to become part of St. Louis County. Note: Greater St. Louis' population is 2,845,298; Kansas City has a population of about 485,000 and a Greater Kansas City population of about two million...
Early education (03/06/11)
Early education is critical to the future development of children. However, in times when most states -- including Missouri -- are facing tight budgets, fully funding quality education programs is not always an option. As was pointed out in a recent story by the Southeast Missourian's M.D. Kittle, research shows that 85 percent of the brain's core structures are formed by the age of 3...
Speak Out 3/6/11 (03/06/11)
I think drive-through windows at most places of business could be closed. The vehicles sit in line with motors running, and the exhaust fumes fill the car as soon as the window is opened. Have we, as a country, gotten so lazy that we can't get out of our cars and walk through the front door to purchase our goods?...
Prayer 3/6/11 (03/06/11)
Praise be to you, O God, for your love endures forever. Amen.
Soles4Souls Shoe Collection Week Begins April 10th (03/06/11)
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, and Marcy's Planet Shoes are partnering to launch Soles4Souls shoe collection week for the region - April 10th - April 17th!!! We're hearing about churches,civic groups, schools, and businesses planning to participate and hope this includes you! We have a limited number of donated fiberglass barrels that will be great for collecting shoes at your location. Just let us know if you're interested, and we'll work out the details!...
3rd Annual Ballgowns for Babies (03/06/11)
3rd Annual "Ballgowns for Babies" Prom Dress Resale to benefit the March of Dimes Sunday, March 13, 2011 Cape Central Jr. High School Gym 205 Caruthers, Cape Girardeau, MO Fashion Show at 1:00 p.m. Emcee is Tyler Profilet, KFVS 12 Heartland News Dresses available until 4:00 p.m...
Cape Christian School honors Dr. Seuss. (03/06/11)
Cape Christian School honors the 107th birthday of Dr. Seuss. Cape Christian School 7th grader, Stephen Lies, reads The Cat in the Hat to Mrs. Stevens' First Grade class. Stephen visited many of the elementary classes during this birthday week to grow interest in reading and appreciation for the many gifts that Theodor Geisel -- Dr. Seuss left us...
Silent swing (03/06/11)
Rural home in Cape Girardeau County, before IPods, before Facebook, before Twitter before internet before NBA, NFL, MLB before TV people would sit out on the porch swing and watch
Trinity Lutheran Prayer Shawl Ministry (03/06/11)
Brenda Shipman and Eldine Engelmann hold afgan made from leftover yarn from prayer shawls made by the Trinity Prayer Shawl Ministry. Silent bids were taken and donations were used to further the Ministry.
Imagination (03/06/11)
This is a hole in my Grand kids " Pirate ship" (papa's utility trailer) and they were looking for sharks...Yikes..I love their imagination...To bad we loose it as we get older....
Oscar on the Woodpile (03/06/11)
Daughter's cat Oscar on the woodpile
Sunrise in Destin, Florida (03/06/11)
This was taken as the sun was rising from our condo at Miramar Beach in Destin, Florida. It was my first time visiting the ocean.
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