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Board of regents OKs $38 million in construction, improvement projects (03/27/11)
A building boom is about to hit Southeast Missouri State University, and area contractors are expected to be the biggest benefactors. At its meeting Friday, the university's board of regents approved a fiscal year 2012 schedule of capital improvement projects, a list topping $38 million. Much of the work -- about $27.83 million worth -- includes the estimated portion of bond funds targeted for Southeast's massive campuswide renovation and maintenance project...
Crowd airs opinions at Saturday smoking ban discussion (03/27/11)
Everyone was in agreement Saturday on one point: It all comes down to rights. Supporters of a proposed smoking ban in Cape Girardeau argued that people have a right to breathe smoke-free air in public buildings, while opponents maintained that property rights and a consumer's right to choose are paramount...
'Spamalot' entertains with silliness and song (03/27/11)
In keeping with the spirit of silliness that Monty Python fans have come to expect, a news release titled "Spam Facts" for the national tour of "Spamalot" guarantees that "one knight will lose their head every night."
Coping through cutting: Statistics conflict on prevalence of self-injury, but the behavior may be on the rise (03/27/11)
She couldn't cope. More than that, she couldn't feel. The teenage girl was a victim of incest, and all that she endured, all the emotional damage that she carried, she buried. "She just had bottled up her emotions, all this pain. She just couldn't feel anymore," said Jeff Johnston, a psychotherapist with Cape Girardeau-based Associated Counseling Services...
SEMO president pitches hotel idea (03/27/11)
Imagine a multistory hotel rising from Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus, part of a partnership between private development and the public university that would bring a commercial/academic complex to Cape Girardeau's riverfront. Southeast Missouri president Ken Dobbins would like to see Southeast get into the hospitality business, so to speak, a viable answer, he believes, to the burgeoning River Campus' growing pains and residential needs...
Mike Huckabee to appear at invitation-only fundraiser for Three Rivers College (03/27/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Invitations were to be mailed today inviting area residents to participate in a special reception with Fox News Channel talk show host and possible 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. The former Arkansas governor is scheduled to speak at Three Rivers College commencement May 22 at the Black River Coliseum. Ceremonies begin at 4 p.m. Admission will be free and open to the public...
Steam engine will stop in Cape Girardeau (03/27/11)
A Union Pacific steam engine will make a stop in Cape Girardeau this summer on its Little Rock Express route from Kansas City, Mo., to North Little Rock, Ark. The steam locomotive, Union Pacific's No. 844, will make an overnight stop in Cape Girardeau as part of its tour, according to a Union Pacific news release...
Two Cape men charged with assault in March 20 beating (03/27/11)
Two Cape Girardeau men have been charged with first-degree assault in a beating so severe police said that the victim's blood was splattered on the walls of the home where he was found on Bloomfield Street on March 20. The victim remained hospitalized Friday in serious condition, said Cape Girardeau Police Department spokesman Darin Hickey...
Some changes coming to Sikeston rodeo and accompanying events (03/27/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- There are some changes coming to this year's Sikeston Jayce Bootheel Rodeo, event organizers said Thursday. "We are very excited about the 59th annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo," Cal Crader, general chairman for this year's event, said in a news conference Thursday in conjunction with the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. "There is good news on many fronts."...
Candidate questionnaire: Sally Porch (03/27/11)
NAME: Sally Porch AGE: 53 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Tim Porch -- spouse Matt Porch -- child Jana Porch -- child OCCUPATION: Registered nurse EMPLOYER: Anthem BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART: Interior Plus, Inc...
Candidate questionnaire: Dalton Denman (03/27/11)
NAME: Dalton Denman AGE: 37 PLACE OF BIRTH: Fredericktown, Mo. SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Libby Denman Kylee Denman -- 7 years old, currently in first grade. Madisen Denman -- 5 years old, will be starting school next year. Derrick Denman -- 1-1/2 years old...
Candidate questionnaire: Joshua Angle (03/27/11)
NAME: Joshua Angle AGE: 30 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Wife: Rebecca Angle Son: Elijah (4 years old) Daughter: Josie (2 years old) OCCUPATION: Process engineer EMPLOYER: TG Missouri PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT: Ran for school board last year...
Candidate questionnaire: Beverly Welker (03/27/11)
NAME: Beverly Welker AGE: 38 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Shane Welker, husband Mollie Welker, age 11 Wyatt Welker, age 5 OCCUPATION: Loan officer EMPLOYER: Bank Star Mortgage PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT: Treasurer for Northern Bollinger County Athletic Association for past three years (current)...
Ads target Mo. bill on cold medicine prescriptions (03/27/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- An industry group representing manufacturers of over-the-counter drugs has begun running radio ads against a Missouri proposal requiring a doctor's prescription to buy certain cold medicines that can be used to make the illegal drug methamphetamine...
Candidate questionnaires for primary election are now available (03/27/11)
The Southeast Missourian recently mailed letters to candidates in contested April 5 races in Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Perry and Scott counties, and candidates for the Advance School Board, inviting them to fill out an online questionnaire for publication in our election guide the Sunday before the April 5 election...
I-55 in Scott County continues to be reduced for pavement repairs (03/27/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Southbound Interstate 55 in Scott County will continue to be reduced to one lane this week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. Traffic will be reduced to one lane from Highway 77 at Benton, Mo., to U.S. ...
Guardrail repairs reduce Highway 25 in Stoddard County (03/27/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 25 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane Monday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews repair the guardrail. This section of road is between Highway 91 and Route OO. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area. For additional information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Paving work scheduled for Route M in Butler, Stoddard counties (03/27/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route M in Butler and Stoddard counties will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction from April 11-15, while contractor crews perform asphalt paving. This section of road is from Route CC in Butler County to Highway 25 in Stoddard County. Weather permitting, paving work will be done from 6:30 a.m. ...
Kennett police: Gas drive-off leads to high-speed chase (03/27/11)
KENNETT, Mo. -- A 23-year-old Blytheville, Ark., man and a 32-year-old Kennett man were arrested Thursday following an alleged gas theft that ended with a high-speed chase. According to Kennett Police Department Cpl. Jeremy Yates, officers attempted to stop a silver SUV on Independence Avenue after observing the vehicle driving at high speed...
Highway 25 in Stoddard County reduced for pavement repairs (03/27/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- North- and southbound Highway 25 in Stoddard County will continue to be reduced to one lane this week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. This section of road is between U.S. 60 and Business Route 60. Weather permitting, the work will be done Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. ...
Club News 3/27/11 (03/27/11)
Town and Country FCE Club met March 10 at the home of Sue Jones. Darlene McCain, president, opened the meeting. Jones gave the devotion titled "After the Winter God Sent the Spring" by Helen Steiner Rice. Mary Klaproth provided a game on "Books of the Bible."...
First female VP candidate Ferraro dies (03/27/11)
BOSTON -- Geraldine Ferraro was a relatively obscure congresswoman from the New York City borough of Queens in 1984 when she was tapped by Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale to join his ticket. Her vice presidential bid, the first for a woman on a major party ticket, emboldened women across the country to seek public office and helped lay the groundwork for Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential candidacy in 2008 and John McCain's choice of his running mate, Sarah Palin, that year.. ...
'Brain waste' thwarts immigrants' career hopes (03/27/11)
NEW YORK -- After finishing medical school in Bogota, Colombia, Maria Anjelica Montenegro did it all -- obstetrics, pediatrics, emergency medicine, even surgery. By her estimate, she worked with thousands of patients. None of that prepared her for the jobs she's had since she moved to the United States: Sales clerk. Babysitter. Medical assistant...
Tsunami threat could catch Northwest off guard (03/27/11)
CANNON BEACH, Ore. -- When the big one hits the Pacific Northwest, the best place to escape the wall of water moving at jetliner speed from 50 miles off the coast may be a city hall on stilts. Once the ground finishes two to four minutes of lurching and shaking, residents and tourists in Cannon Beach would flock to the refuge on concrete columns 14 feet above the waves racing beneath...
Pentagon says U.S.-led strikes help Libyan rebels retake city (03/27/11)
WASHINGTON -- A barrage of U.S.-led airstrikes opened the door for Libyan rebels to retake the eastern city of Ajdabiya on Saturday, handing President Barack Obama a tangible example of progress as he defends the military action to war-weary Americans...
Japan's government criticizes operator of nuclear power plant (03/27/11)
SENDAI, Japan -- Japan's government revealed a series of missteps by the operator of a radiation-leaking nuclear plant Saturday, including sending workers in without protective footwear in its faltering efforts to control a crisis. The U.S. Navy, meanwhile, rushed to deliver fresh water to replace corrosive saltwater now being used in a desperate bid to cool the plant's overheated reactors...
Jesuits settle abuse claims for $166M (03/27/11)
SEATTLE -- In one of the largest settlements in the Catholic Church's sweeping sex abuse scandal, an order of priests agreed Friday to pay $166.1 million to hundreds of American Indians and Alaska Natives who were abused at the order's schools around the Pacific Northwest...
Palestinian president meets Hamas to talk unity (03/27/11)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Palestinian president met Saturday with his rivals in the Hamas militant group in an attempt to end nearly four years of infighting that has complicated the quest for a Palestinian state. With the collapse of peace talks with Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his Western-backed government have turned their attention to reconciling with the Iranian-backed Hamas movement that ousted his forces from the Gaza Strip in 2007 and left him governing only in the West Bank. ...
Air raids force Gadhafi to retreat; rebels seize east (03/27/11)
AJDABIYA, Libya -- Libyan rebels clinched their hold on the east and seized back a key city Saturday after decisive international airstrikes sent Moammar Gadhafi's forces into retreat, shedding their uniforms and ammunition as they fled. Ajdabiya's initial loss to Gadhafi may have ultimately been what saved the rebels from imminent defeat, propelling the U.S. ...
Syrian port city rocked by unrest; tensions widen (03/27/11)
DAMASCUS, Syria -- A scenic seaside city echoed with gunfire Saturday as protesters defied government forces in Syria's second day of nationwide unrest, burning tires, attacking businesses and setting the offices of the ruling party aflame. At least two people were killed by rooftop snipers in the religiously mixed Mediterranean city of Latakia, officials said, and President Bashar Assad's government of minority Alawite Muslims blamed a major Sunni cleric in Qatar for inciting the unrest...
2011 Southeast Missourian high school baseball preview capsules (03/27/11)
A look at the Southeast Missourian coverage area's high school baseball teams
2011 Southeast Missourian high school girls soccer preview capsules (03/27/11)
A look at the high school girls soccer teams in the Southeast Missourian's coverage area
Southeast Missouri State baseball player Trenton Moses better than before surgery (03/27/11)
Advance High School graduate Trenton Moses is leading the Southeast Missouri State baseball team in batting after undergoing shoulder surgery last season.
Southeast roundup: Southeast Missouri State just miss softball sweep (03/27/11)
A roundup of the weekend's news in the world of Southeast Missouri State athletics
Blues blast Wild (03/27/11)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The St. Louis Blues still are showing some fight despite slim playoff hopes. The Minnesota Wild, meanwhile, are spiraling rapidly toward postseason elimination. Chris Stewart and David Backes scored 23 seconds apart in the second period and the St. Louis Blues dominated the Minnesota Wild 6-3 on Saturday night...
Pujols belts pair in Cardinals loss to Marlins (03/27/11)
JUPITER, Fla. -- The St. Louis Cardinals got off to a terrific start thanks to Albert Pujols and Chris Carpenter. Ryan Franklin just couldn't close it out. Pujols homered twice and Carpenter pitched a spring-high six innings, but the Florida Marlins rallied for three runs off Franklin in the bottom of the ninth to beat St. Louis 6-5 on Saturday...
11 fun things to do in 2011: Close to home or a short drive away, Southeast Missouri and its neighboring states offer plenty of opportunities for adventure (03/27/11)
1. Kentucky Dam Village is one of three state resort parks near Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, a 170,000-acre wooded peninsula bound by Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Special events held there include a spring craft festival and a car show in August...
Church changes affiliation, preserves founders' doctrine (03/27/11)
As of January, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pocahontas has become a member congregation of The American Association of Lutheran Churches. The AALC is a conservative church body based on the theme: "Faith Alone, Grace Alone and Scripture Alone."...
Pet of the week 3/27/11 (03/27/11)
Pet name: Jezzie Owner: Kate Seabaugh Favorite activity: Watching saxophone concerts from the instrument's case. ...
FYI 3/27/11 (03/27/11)
Notre Dame Regional High School is hosting a senior citizen spring dance from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the school cafeteria. The Notre Dame Family Career and Community Leaders of America will be sponsoring a dance for area senior citizens. The dance will feature sounds from the All Stars Band. Join Notre Dame students for an afternoon of dancing and fun. Snacks and drinks will be provided...
Adopt Esmerelda (03/27/11)
Adopt Gabby (03/27/11)
A return engagement: Roop serving at Bethel second time in his life (03/27/11)
The Rev. Phil Roop is serving at Bethel Assembly of God for the second time in his life. Roop was the youth pastor and intern team director from January 1989 to May 1996, he returned as senior pastor in April 2005. "I want to encourage with prayer, inspire with Christ's words, lead by example and serve as Jesus plainly lived out while on this planet," Roop said. ...
A little Nibble (03/27/11)
Auxiliary donates $40,000 for cancer center landscaping (03/27/11)
SoutheastHEALTH Auxiliary recently donated more than $40,000 toward construction of a landscaped garden at the Southeast Cancer Center. The auxiliary raised the money from specialty sales and gift shop proceeds. In all, volunteers raised more than $75,000 for SoutheastHEALTH projects and programs this past year...
Cape Girardeau Roller Girls give back to community (03/27/11)
A portion of the proceeds from the Cape Girardeau Roller Girls' home competitions are donated to local charities. So far this year, the roller girls have donated almost $2,000 to local charities. They donated $850 to Old Town Cape in February and $950 to Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary in March. The team's next bout, on April 16, will benefit the SEMO Network Against Sexual Violence, which is changing its name to Beacon Health Center at the end of this month...
Young artist's special project (03/27/11)
Emma Kate Worley of Dexter has raised over $8,000 in the last three years in support of Stoddard County's Relay for Life. The 5-year-old calls it "The Auntie M Project" and hopes to raise money this year. On April 9 at Bootheel Pediatric Therapy children are invited to paint their own wooden items for "The Auntie M Project." Cost is $25 but $20 for early registrants and every child will receive a T-shirt...
American Cancer Society event brings together good food, good times (03/27/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Lynn Feeler is working on her menu for April 7 -- tea cakes, tiny pastries and perhaps some small sandwiches. It will be just a taste, but then, what else would you expect at the fifth annual Taste of Sikeston and Southeast Missouri...
Prayer, planning vital to a successful outcome (03/27/11)
I have become fairly successful at being a handy man, a DIY kind of guy. Granted, my qualifications for success are somewhat jaded. For me, DIY success consists of a strict adherence to the "no blood" policy and having my product fairly closely resembling the original plan...
Enthusiasm and curiosity bring life (03/27/11)
A teenager is excited about eighth-grade graduation, shopping for a dress or making the basketball team. Everything he or she does is an exciting adventure. That's the stuff youth exudes. Their enthusiasm and curiosity are contagious. Enthusiasm and curiosity attract followers...
Spring brings arrival of snakes, flowers (03/27/11)
With recent daytime temperatures reaching into the 70s, spring is certainly here. And with spring comes the inevitable: beautiful small flowers and snakes. The speckled king snake is only one of many Southeast Missouri snakes. It is native and nonpoisonous. Many people treasure the presence of speckled king snakes on their property...
Margaret Richards (03/27/11)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Margaret Ann Palmer Richards, age 67, of Mounds passed away at 6:29 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2011, at her home. Margaret Ann was born Jan. 1, 1944, at St. Louis, daughter of the late Gerald L. Palmer and Edith Jackson Palmer. Margaret Ann was raised by her grandmother, Ethel Palmer, and by three special Aunts, Margie Rives, Lelia Ruth Palmer, and Mermie Reeves...
Samuel McVay Sr. (03/27/11)
Samuel Emmitt "Sam" McVay Sr., 68, of Jackson was born April 22, 1942, in New Madrid County, Mo., to George Harp and Johnnie Gordon Beeson McVay. He went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 20, 2011, in Ghana, Africa, while serving with his wife, Linda, as short-term missionaries to the Father's House Ghana for children rescued from slavery...
Betty J. Goodlin (03/27/11)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Betty J. Goodlin, 84, of Mound City died Friday evening, March 25, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 9,1926, in Cairo, the daughter of the late Henry J. and Lizzie Farley Lieb. She was married to John Goodlin, who also preceded her in death. ...
Betty Stegle (03/27/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- Betty L. Stegle, 82, died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Union County Hospital in Anna. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna, Ill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Rev. Kathy Motria officiating. Interment will be in Anna Cemetery...
Christy Brown (03/27/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Christy L. Brown, 52, of Perryville died Friday, March 25, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Joplin, Mo. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Young and Sons Funeral Home, with a Catholic wake at 5 p.m. Visitation will continue from 6:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, with a rosary at 8:15 a.m...
Zetie Adams (03/27/11)
Zetie Adams, 50, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Laverne Buchheit (03/27/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Laverne Mary Buchheit, 87, of Perryville died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 16, 1923, in Belgique, Mo., daughter of August William and Ida Christine Kirn Berkbuegler. She and Herbert Buchheit were married Jan. 5, 1942...
August Eftink Sr. (03/27/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- August Eftink Sr., 79, of Marble Hill died Friday, March 25, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 29, 1931, son of Henry and Mary Laurentius Eftink. He and Margie Peters were married Nov. 12, 1955, at St. John's Church in Leopold, Mo...
Carolyn Wright (03/27/11)
Carolyn Jean Wright, 72, of Scott City died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. She was born Dec. 8, 1938, in Benton, Mo., to Harrison and Jueldeen Palmer Young. She and Gary Jerriett Wright were married Nov. 20, 1954, in Benton. He preceded her in death April 2, 1993...
Anna Huffman (03/27/11)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Anna "Lois" Huffman, 82, of Advance passed away Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 24, 1928, at Whitewater, daughter of Almon and Ethel Woodfin Eaker. She and Loyd Huffman were married Nov. 27, 1946, at Whitewater. He preceded her in death April 2, 2009...
Bernard Goskie (03/27/11)
Bernard Goskie Bernard "Bernie" Goskie, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Missouri Veterans Home. Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Fred Ritter officiating. Burial will be in Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery near Marble Hill, with full military honors to be conducted...
Births 3/27/11 (03/27/11)
Son to Chad Joseph Kinder and Courtney Renee Klob of Jackson, Southeast Hospital, 11 a.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011. Name, Chase Parker. Weight, 8 pounds, 2 ounces. Ms. Klob is the daughter of Al and Becky Klob of Jackson. She is a teacher at Just Kids in Perryville, Mo. Kinder is the son of Kirk and Tammy Kinder of Daisy. He is attending welding school in Tulsa, Okla...
Holmes - Lents (03/27/11)
Larry and Helen Holmes of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Loretta Rose Holmes, to Robert Stefan Lents, both of Jackson, Mo. He is the son of Dr. Russell and Robyn Lents of Jackson, Tenn. Holmes is a 2003 graduate of Scott City High School. She received a doctor of pharmacy degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2009. She is manager of Kmart Pharmacy in Cape Girardeau...
White - Roempagel (03/27/11)
William Andrew White of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of his daughter, Lacey Leigh Marcella White, to Thor Edward Roempagel. He is the son of Kyong Ae Roempagel of Cape Girardeau. White is a 2006 graduate of John A. Logan College of Cosmetology...
Carpenter - Niswonger (03/27/11)
Karen and Woody Woelfle of Drummonds, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Edie Allison Carpenter of Rochester, N.Y., to Christopher Niswonger. He is the son of Rick and Patti Niswonger of Munford, Tenn., formerly of Cape Girardeau and Jackson...
Culbertson - Helderman (03/27/11)
Dan and Dixie Culbertson of Springfield, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Alaina Dee Culbertson, to Matthew Helderman, both of St. Louis. He is the son of Aaron and Mary Helderman of Whitewater. Culbertson expects to receive a master's degree in library science from the University of Missouri in December. She is employed at St. Louis University Law School Library...
Green - Colyer (03/27/11)
WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- Robby and Marcey Smithey of Wolf Lake announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Elaine Green, to Trenton Colby Colyer, both of McClure, Ill. He is the son of Randy and Angie Colyer of McClure. Green is a 2009 graduate of Shawnee High School. She is employed at Trinity Lutheran Day Care in Cape Girardeau...
Hathaway - Huebel (03/27/11)
Sam and Sandra McMillan of Parkton, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Hathaway, to Dan Huebel, both of Fayetteville, N.C. He is the son of Tom and Barbara Huebel of Smyrna, Tenn., formerly of Cape Girardeau and Jackson. Hathaway is a registered nurse case manager at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville...
Hinton - Adams (03/27/11)
Steve and Jamie Hinton of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli Elizabeth Hinton, to Richard Alex Adams, both of Jackson. He is the son of Charlie Adams and Royce Kessel of Cape Girardeau. Hinton is a 2005 graduate of Jackson High School. She graduated from the practical nursing program at Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center in 2010. She is a licensed practical nurse at Chateau Girardeau...
Enderle - 65 Years (03/27/11)
ORAN, Mo. -- Albert "Felix" and Georgiann "Boob" Enderle of Oran celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a dinner and dance Feb. 26, 2011, at the American Legion Hall in Benton, Mo. Hosts were children and grandchildren. Enderle and Miss Glastetter were married Feb. 26, 1946, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. Their attendants were Junior Burger, Vera Burger, Harry Enderle and Stella Dennis...
Meystedt - 40 Years (03/27/11)
Kermit "Moose" and Sandy Meystedt of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Nov. 6, 2010, by renewing their vows at Gaither Chapel in Montreat, N.C. In attendance were their children, Madra (Mike) Jones, Jay (GiGi) Meystedt, Aron Meystedt, and grandson Graesen Meystedt...
Boswell - 50 Years (03/27/11)
Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Boswell of Scott City celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception and dinner Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Hosts were children and grandchildren. Boswell and Suzanne Rendleman were married March 4, 1961, at the Methodist Church in Shawneetown, Ill., by the Rev. John Hunt. Their attendants were Sharon Grimes and Bob Perry...
Cape Girardeau police report 3/27/11 (03/27/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Jackson police/fire reports 3/27/11 (03/27/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Jackson The Jackson Fire Department responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 3/27/11 (03/27/11)
Cape Girardeau appears to be out of the running as a site for a new maximum-security prison because it is not an economically depressed area. Cape Girardeau County Sheriff Dwight Thomas requests that the county commission retain 12 of his employees as noncommissioned deputies, ending more than two weeks of uncertainty regarding their status; included among the position changes are the department's two chief deputies, Capts. Terry Curtis and Leonard Hines...
School menus March 28 to April 1 (03/27/11)
Cape Girardeau Elementary MONDAY--Hot dog or ham & cheese on bun, mac & cheese, pears. TUESDAY--Cheeseburger or turkey & cheese on bun, potato tots, grapes. WEDNESDAY--Spaghetti or ham & cheese on bun, broccoli with cheese sauce, roll, peaches...
Missourians must make an effort to understand health care reform (03/27/11)
By Dr. James R. Kimmey and Ryan Barker Just a year ago, the President signed into law the historic, yet controversial, Affordable Care Act. Missourians remain sharply divided in their opinion of the law, as half of respondents oppose it, 30 percent support it, and 20 percent were undecided, according to a survey by the Missouri Foundation for Health...
Sam McVay (03/27/11)
Sam McVay certainly had a servant's heart. Last Sunday the former executive director of the Missouri Veterans Commission passed away in Ghana, Africa. While serving on a mission trip in Africa with his wife Linda, McVay, 68, collapsed on a beach. While he will surely be missed by family and friends, his life was filled with purpose. ...
Time to reclaim America (03/27/11)
It is time someone gave a rebuttal to David Limbaugh's continual indictments of the Democrats. In a recent column, Limbaugh said, "Senate Republicans, following the House plan, proposed $61 billion in cuts for the current year, while Senate Democrats proposed a paltry $6.5 billion." This proves the Republicans do not understand the problem or know what to do about it...
No on sewage tax (03/27/11)
Whether or not you intend to vote for the $70 million bond issue to finance the proposed sewage treatment plant, vote no on extending the quarter-cent sales tax to pay for it. There is a better way, and the sales tax in Cape Girardeau is too high anyway...
Speak Out 3/27/11 (03/27/11)
THE comments in a recent Best of the Web section show the people in the Cape Girardeau area are waking up. Any noise ban should be citywide and include all noises, including cheering and outdoor football games. THANK you, MoDOT, for picking up the deer and for trying to patch the holes on Route F going to Tilsit. But you guys missed a bunch of holes. The road is pitiful. It needs to be resurfaced with hot mix...
Prayer 3/27/11 (03/27/11)
Lord Jesus, Messiah, you are God over all and are worthy to be praised. Amen.
Welcome Home Vietnam Vets Day (03/27/11)
Thank You, Vietnam Veterans By LTC. Carolyn Abell, US Army, Retired "No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now. Rarely have so many people been so wrong about so much. Never have the consequences of their misunderstanding been so tragic." -- Richard Nixon from his book, "No More Vietnams"...
Bill Engvall (03/27/11)
Bill Engvall performing his "Blue Collar" comedy at Sikeston Field House in Sikeston, MO.
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