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Stories from Monday, March 28, 2011

Cape School Board to consider using Schultz School funds for library annex (03/28/11)
The Cape Girardeau School Board at its meeting tonight is expected to vote on a resolution to use $1.37 million in public trust funds from the sale of the Schultz School property to help pay for a library annex at Cape Girardeau Central Junior High School. The board also will take up a number of curriculum changes...
Business groups want state to issue bonds to repay $825 million it borrowed to cover unemployment benefits (03/28/11)
Missouri's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund is bankrupt. The state has borrowed $825 million from the federal government to pay its unemployment claims. If it doesn't pay these loans back by November, Missouri businesses will lose federal tax credits...
Bootheel Counseling Services opens medical clinic (03/28/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A new health care facility in Sikeston is focused not only on meeting the needs of the community, but also making services more accessible to mental health patients. Bootheel Counseling Services opened its Family Medical Clinic in January, following a comprehensive, year-long study looking into its benefits...
Symphonies to team up for joint performance at Bedell (03/28/11)
Two major symphony orchestras will join forces today when the Southeast Missouri Symphony and the Southern Illinois Symphony perform together on the Bedell Performance Hall stage. The joint program, "Pictures at an Exhibition," begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available...
VIP files breach-of-contract suit against Cape County Board for Developmentally Disabled for $200,000 (03/28/11)
VIP Industries has filed a lawsuit seeking nearly $200,000 from the Cape County Board for Developmentally Disabled, an amount it claims it is owed for six months of insurance, maintenance and other costs related to operating the sheltered workshop that employs more than 150 developmentally disabled workers...
Candidate questionnaire: Tom Schreiner (03/28/11)
NAME: Tom Schreiner AGE: 43 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Linda (wife) Andrea (2008 graduate of Oak Ridge schools) Alison (daughter) OCCUPATION: Director of Technology EMPLOYER: Jackson R-2 School District PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT:...
Candidate questionnaire: Greg Birk (03/28/11)
NAME: Greg Birk AGE: 41 PLACE OF BIRTH: Sikeston, Mo. SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Jennifer -- Wife Rachel and Caleb -- Kelly High School Aaron -- Kelly Middle School and Adam -- Kelly Elementary OCCUPATION: Farmer EMPLOYER: Self-employed...
Candidate questionnaire: Tom Ritter (03/28/11)
NAME: Tom Ritter AGE: 47 PLACE OF BIRTH: Perryville OCCUPATION: Retired aerospace scientist that currently manages a grass fed beef farm, and talk radio host. PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT: Though I successfully lead many multimillion dollar secrets projects as an aerospace scientist, my rewards in my volunteer efforts have dwarfed that work. ...
Candidate questionnaire: Sandra (Oliver) Stuart (03/28/11)
NAME: Sandra (Oliver) Stuart AGE: 35 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Two sons: Samuel, age 5 and Adrian, age 2 OCCUPATION: Independent contractor- sales representative EMPLOYER: Health Focus Media PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT:...
Candidate questionnaire: Scott Hahs (03/28/11)
NAME: Scott Hahs AGE: 43 PLACE OF BIRTH: Oak Ridge, Mo. SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Jill Hahs Children: Jessica, Bryce and Carson OCCUPATION: Warehouse, farmer EMPLOYER: Do It Best Corp. PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT: Oak Ridge School Board 2008-2011...
Candidate questionnaire: Linda Schoen (03/28/11)
NAME: Linda Schoen AGE: 57 PLACE OF BIRTH: Perryville, Mo. SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Spouse -- Vernon Schoen Daughter -- Renee Balch Son -- Charley Schoen Grandchildren -- Kaylee (11) & Lauren Dixon (9), Devon Balch (4), Parker Schoen (2)...
Candidate questionnaire: George Below (03/28/11)
NAME: George Below AGE: 47 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: I am married to Deborah Below and our son, Ryan Below, is a freshmen at Oak Ridge High School. OCCUPATION: Heavy equipment instructor EMPLOYER: Mingo Job Corp in Puxico, Mo...
Candidate questionnaire: Beth McDonough Cox (03/28/11)
NAME: Beth McDonough Cox AGE: 39 PLACE OF BIRTH: St. Louis SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Married to Matthew Cox for 18 years; two sons, Hunter (17) and Braden (12) OCCUPATION: State regulatory compliance director EMPLOYER: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART: Matthew Cox Farms...
Candidate questionnaire: Kenneth Cook (03/28/11)
NAME: Kenneth Cook AGE: 55 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Wife: Diane Cook Children: Michael Cook, Marianne Cook, Erin Carlton, Rebecca Cook, Sarah Cook OCCUPATION: Production technician EMPLOYER: Procter & Gamble PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT: Chaffee Alderman 3 years, Delta School Board 6 years...
Candidate questionnaire: Scott A. Bond (03/28/11)
NAME: Scott A. Bond AGE: 42 PLACE OF BIRTH: Southeast Missouri Hospital SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Erin Jonathan Hannah OCCUPATION: Registered nurse -- emergency department EMPLOYER: Southeast Health PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT: None WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING THE DELTA SCHOOL BOARD?:...
Candidate questionnaire: Branden E. Caid (03/28/11)
NAME: Branden E. Caid AGE: 37 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Wife Laurie Caid, children Lucas, Allison OCCUPATION: Sheriff's investigator EMPLOYER: Scott County Sheriff PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT: None WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING YOUR FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT?:...
Candidate questionnaire: Randy J. Leible (03/28/11)
NAME: Randy J. Leible AGE: 54 PLACE OF BIRTH: Perryville, Mo. SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Married to Teresa Leible. We have two children. Amber Leible, who is a teacher in Cape Girardeau at Clippard school, and Wade Leible, who is a sophomore at the University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo...
Candidate questionnaire: G. Scott Cooper (03/28/11)
NAME: G. Scott Cooper AGE: 52 PLACE OF BIRTH: Fredericktown, Mo. SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Cheryl Cooper, married 29 years Josh, son, 26 Jessica, daughter, 24 OCCUPATION: General manager, Big Muddy Motorsports EMPLOYER: Big Muddy Motorsports BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART: Cooper Crafts...
Candidate questionnaire: Tom Guth (03/28/11)
NAME: Tom Guth AGE: 55 PLACE OF BIRTH: Perryville, Mo. SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Spouse Nancy Guth, children Matthew, Mandy, Cicely and Whitney. OCCUPATION: Co-owner of Earth First Contractors EMPLOYER: Self-employed PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT:...
Candidate questionnaire: Mark Gremaud (03/28/11)
NAME: Mark Gremaud AGE: 54 PLACE OF BIRTH: Perryville, Mo. SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Patti -- spouse Children -- Kelsea, Courtney, and Trenton OCCUPATION: Farming EMPLOYER: Gremaud Farms BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART: Part owner with brothers...
City to hold open house for development code today (03/28/11)
The city of Cape Girardeau will host an open house today for three sections of the development code. The open house will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the city council chambers at city hall, 401 Independence St. The three proposed sections to be discussed are: subdivisions, site plans/improvement plans and utilities...
Route J in Stoddard County reduced for paving work (03/28/11)
SIKESTON, Mo.-- Route J from Highway 51 to Route AA at Bloomfield, Mo., will be reduced to one lane with a 10-foot width restriction from April 4 to 11, while contractor crews perform asphalt paving. Weather permitting, the paving will be done from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. For more information call resident engineer Steve Bubanovich at 573-840-9781 or the Missouri Department of Transportation Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Route N in Bollinger County remains closed for pipe replacement (03/28/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route N in Bollinger County will continue to be closed this week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway. Work is being done at various locations between County Road 416 and Route F. Weather permitting, the work will take place Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Proposal would make Mo. districts responsible for college success, too (03/28/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri is proposing sweeping accreditation changes that would add a series of new tests and require districts to better monitor how their graduates fare in college. The state would no longer take into account such things as the ratios of students to teachers, administrators and counselors and whether districts offer certain courses such as art and physical education. ...
Lawmakers to consider renewable energy mandate (03/28/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers this week are preparing to take another crack at dealing with a requirement that utilities use more renewable energy sources to produce electricity. A House committee was expected to reconsider legislation dealing with the renewable energy mandate that was approved more than two years ago by voters and requires utilities to use steadily increasing amounts of renewable energy to generate electricity. ...
Supreme Court to take up sex bias claim vs. Wal-Mart (03/28/11)
WASHINGTON -- Christine Kwapnoski hasn't done too badly in nearly 25 years in the Wal-Mart family, making more than $60,000 a year in a job she enjoys most days. But Kwapnoski says she faced obstacles at Wal-Mart-owned Sam's Club stores in both Missouri and California: Men making more than women and getting promoted faster...
Study: Big quakes don't set off others far away (03/28/11)
NEW YORK -- Here's some good news in the wake of Japan's disaster: A new study says big earthquakes don't set off other dangerous ones around the globe. Big quakes do trigger local aftershocks, but researchers found no sign of setting off moderate-sized events beyond about 600 miles away...
Radiation in rain in Massachusetts likely from Japan (03/28/11)
BOSTON -- Health officials said Sunday one sample of Massachusetts rainwater has registered very low concentrations of radiation, most likely from the Japanese nuclear power plant damaged earlier this month by an earthquake and tsunami. John Auerbach, the Massachusetts commissioner of public health, said radioiodine-131 found in the sample -- one of more than 100 that have been taken around the country -- is short lived. ...
Alaska Airlines: Most flights on time (03/28/11)
WASHINGTON -- Alaska Airlines and its Horizon Air affiliate say they have resolved a computer outage that led to the cancellation of 150 flights Saturday, disrupting travel plans for more than 12,000 passengers of the regional airline. The company says most flights are now operating on time, though about a dozen have been delayed due to crew scheduling issues. The company recommends passengers check their flight's status online...
No increase again in Social Security payments (03/28/11)
WASHINGTON -- Millions of retired and disabled people in the United States had better brace for another year with no increase in Social Security payments. The government is projecting a slight cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security benefits next year, the first increase since 2009. But for most beneficiaries, rising Medicare premiums threaten to wipe out any increase in payments, leaving them without a raise for a third straight year...
Air raids hit Gadhafi stronghold in Libya (03/28/11)
RAS LANOUF, Libya -- International air raids targeted Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte for the first time Sunday night as rebels quickly closed in on the regime stronghold, a formidable obstacle that must be overcome for government opponents to reach the capital Tripoli...
Southeast Missouri State baseball team splits OVC opener with Morehead State (03/28/11)
Southeast rallied to defeat Morehead State 3-2 but then dropped the nightcap 14-4
Southeast Missouri State softball drops series to JSU (03/28/11)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team suffered its first Ohio Valley Conference series loss of the season, thanks to a second straight tough defeat. Jacksonville State scored eight runs in the fifth inning Sunday to wipe out a five-run deficit. The Gamecocks went on to post a 13-8 victory...
McClellan finishes excellent spring (03/28/11)
newcomer to the Cardinals rotation shined again in a preseason victory
March Madness does not disappoint (03/28/11)
I don't know how the NCAA men's basketball tournament could have been any better so far. There have been numerous sensational games and stunning upsets, many featuring buzzer-beating finishes. When all the dust cleared from the weekend, not a single No. 1 or No. 2 seed was left standing. That is simply amazing...
Bank opening another branch in Cape Girardeau (03/28/11)
First Missouri State Bank of Cape County has purchased property for a branch location at 800 North Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau, most recently home to Bank of America. The bank has secured the proper approvals from the Missouri Division of Finance and the FDIC to proceed with opening a branch...
Talking Shop with Fred Elias, owner of Elias Ace Hardware (03/28/11)
Fred Elias was born into the hardware business and growing up never considered anything but following in his father and grandfather's footsteps. Now that spring is here, he's gearing up for the busiest time of the year at Elias Ace Hardware in Cape Girardeau...
People on the move 3/28/11 (03/28/11)
Lucas Haley received the 2010 Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction Excellence for the Future award in corporate finance. This award recognizes the highest academic scores and achievements in corporate finance coursework at the University of Missouri School of Law. ...
Billie Bonds (03/28/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Billie Bonds died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at Health South Deaconess Rehab Hospital in Evansville, Ind. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo.
Mary Baylor (03/28/11)
Mary Louise Baylor, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at her home. She was born Oct. 5, 1936 in McClure, Ill., to Clyde Marion and Mable Louise Dover Jackson. She and James Baylor were married in May 1976 at Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death in October 1999...
Gerry Slinkard (03/28/11)
Gerry Slinkard died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel.
Rosebud Call (03/28/11)
Rosebud M. Call, 92, of Jackson died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Henrichs officiating...
Cape Girardeau police report 3/28/11 (03/28/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public Safety released the following item. Theft...
Cape Girardeau fire report 3/28/11 (03/28/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Jackson fire report 3/28/11 (03/28/11)
Firefighters responded to the following call Friday:...
Out of the past 3/28/11 (03/28/11)
After serving only 14 months of a four-year term, Cape Girardeau County Sheriff Dwight Thomas resigned yesterday in the wake of a grand jury investigation; Thomas handed his badge over to his successor, Norman W. Copeland, a 28-year veteran with the Missouri Highway Patrol...
College affordability (03/28/11)
Missouri was recently ranked 49th in the nation in the change in total higher education spending per student between 2005 and 2010 in the State Higher Education Finance Report. Nationally, per student spending increased 3.4 percent during this time frame. ...
Your life is worth living (03/28/11)
As I began to read my paper recently one morning I gasped at the headline of the suicidal woman. My family experienced the devastation of suicide five years ago. We'll remember that day for the rest of our lives and always ask the question "why?" Left behind were a 2-year-old daughter, a spouse, parents, siblings and many family members...
Celebrating health care (03/28/11)
Lutheran Family and Children's Services is a not-for-profit agency that works with children and families across the state of Missouri. We provide adoption services and support for families, training for foster families, assistance and support to women faced with unplanned or crisis pregnancies, as well as counseling and other services for seniors. ...
Whittling away rights (03/28/11)
I would like to respond to all of the nanny-state people who want to ban smoking in Cape Girardeau. I'm a smoker, but I don't smoke in restaurants out of respect to others -- even if smoking is allowed. What I'm getting at is the loss of freedom these individuals are proposing that we as Americans should give up to further their vision of what they think America should look like. No thanks!...
Speak Out 3/28/11 (03/28/11)
I get a real kick out of Gene Lyons. It doesn't bother me to read about somebody ignorant. But he says they need to look for a Democratic Glenn Beck. Listen, they've tried this. Didn't you hear of Air America? They tried it; nobody listens to a liberal Glenn Beck...
Prayer 3/28/11 (03/28/11)
Almighty God, our hope is in you, and you alone. Amen.
The Michelle Bundy 5k (03/28/11)
Michelle Bundy is a young mother with two small children, Addy, 2 and Bentley 8 months living in Scott City. Shortly after the birth of Bentley, Michelle was diagnosed with Epitheloid Angiosarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Her prognosis is not reassuring at this time, but her family remains hopeful. ...
Central Junior High Jazz Band receives accolades (03/28/11)
The Cape Central Junior High School Jazz Band recently traveled to Carbondale to perform at the 3rd Annual SIU-C Jazz Festival, where it received a Superior Rating as well as the "Most Outstanding Jr. High Jazz Band" award. In February, the jazz band also received a "Superior" rating at Southeast Missouri State's Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival. ...
BSA Troop 210 Fundraiser Success!! (03/28/11)
Boy Scout Troop 210 of Jackson, MO recently held a fundraiser at The Gordonville Grill in Gordonville, MO. Andy and Amy Hancock, the owners of the Grill, donated 10% of all profits to the troop. The donation will be used to help fund camperships for the boys, as well as adult leader training. ...
FREE EASTER EVENT YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS (03/28/11)
"Awakening" Growing in Grace & Knowledge Since the mid 1980's, First Baptist Church of Jackson has been performing an Easter Pagent. Each year it is shown in a different way. This year's Easter pageant will tell the story of two modern-day students who journey through Scripture to show how Old Testament prophecy has been fulfilled, and what is yet to come. ...
Perryville Student Selected for People to People Program (03/28/11)
Samantha D. Pohlman, a senior at Perryville High School has been accepted into the People to People Student Ambassador Program for the second year in a row. People to People is an educational travel program founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He believed that ordinary citizens of different nations, if able to communicate directly, would solve their differences and find a way to live in peace...
Michelle Bundy 5K (03/28/11)
Michelle and Baby Bentley
Spring is Here (03/28/11)
This picture was shot from my kitchen window.
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month (03/28/11)
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for March are (front row from left) Logan Nunnally, Ta'Liyah Thompson and Madalyn Gutierrez; (second row) Skylar Deimund, Steven Sundstrom and Kirstin Weinzetl; (third row) Kiana Winters, Trent Leimer and Ethan Arnn. Not pictured is Abby Hoxworth. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month (03/28/11)
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for March are (front row from left) Taylor Estraca, Cassandra Martin, Chastity Sneath and Julie Castle; (second row) Morgan Kluge, Leanne Alpers and Erika Jones; (third row) Aarion Coleman, Cooper Crosnoe and Jacob Connor. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
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