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Advocate for South Cape sees dream fulfilled with new Shawnee Park Center (03/30/11)
When Robert Harris was diagnosed with a potentially fatal form of cancer a few years back, he almost gave up everything -- his seat on the city parks board, his job driving a school bus and even his volunteer work for the community gardens that he helped create...
Illinois House votes to lift smoking ban at casinos (03/30/11)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois House approved Tuesday legislation that would exempt casinos from the statewide smoking ban if they operate near a neighboring state that permits smoking in casinos. Supporters of the bill, which was sent to the Senate 62-52, said Illinois casinos are losing business to competitors in Indiana, Iowa and Missouri...
University production of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' begins sold-out run (03/30/11)
The theatrical production of the classic Harper Lee novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," which opened Tuesday at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus, has been sold out for more than two weeks, with a waiting list of about 60 people hoping for cancellations.
Postal service raising rates on some kinds of mail in April (03/30/11)
The price of a postage stamp will stay the same, but many other mailing rates are going up April 17. The rate for first-class mail over 1 ounce will increase from 17 cents to 20 cents for each additional ounce. The cost to mail a postcard will jump one cent, from 28 cents to 29 cents...
Smoking ban debates aren't changing minds before vote (03/30/11)
When Butch Hammontree walked into the Show Me Center Tuesday night, he was already leaning toward voting in favor of the proposed Cape Girardeau smoking ban in Tuesday's election. For an hour, he listened as both sides of the issue debated the real or imagined dangers of secondhand smoke, the strong or zero impact a ban would have on business and even a brief foray into a discussion on the Federalist Papers and what they say about property rights...
Alternative Education Center principal tapped to head Cape Girardeau Central Junior High (03/30/11)
Carla Fee has long worked in the helping business, from her not-for-profit work to her career education experience at Metro Business College. But it was in her late 30s, when she began teaching middle school students, that Fee said she found her calling.
Two Scott City Council seats contested (03/30/11)
Over the next two years, the Scott City Council may be making plans to develop an amphitheater and a community center in the city, but first residents will decide April 5 who will help make the decisions. Council seats in Ward 3 and Ward 4, both two-year terms, are up for grabs and incumbents Robert E. Tyler and Jordan Heisserer both have challengers in Tuesday's election...
Cape Girardeau man arrested in connection with transit van robbery (03/30/11)
A 19-year-old Cape Girardeau man was charged Tuesday with first-degree robbery, a crime authorities allege he committed early in the day while riding in a Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority van. Malcolm U. Harris is being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond...
Purcell settling into new duties at parks department (03/30/11)
More than a month after announcing that he would assume many of the duties of Cape Girardeau County's park superintendent, Commissioner Jay Purcell says he has identified $3,000 worth of savings. But Purcell said his drive to make the parks department leaner and more cost-effective is just the beginning of his pursuit to trim the expense of county government...
Search for missing plane to continue today (03/30/11)
OXLY, Mo. -- Civil Air Patrol pilots and ground crews covered more than 1,600 square miles Monday, but found no sign of a single-engine plane that disappeared from radar two days ago over the Oxly area. Tuesday's search was called off due to bad weather, said Lt. Col. David Miller with the Civil Air Patrol...
Candidate questionnaire: Chad Schott (03/30/11)
NAME: Chad Schott AGE: 39 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Jodie, Aaron, Jordan and Alexis OCCUPATION: Logistics EMPLOYER: Self-employed BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART: Schott Transportation and Logistics PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT:...
Candidate questionnaire: Bryan Stroder (03/30/11)
NAME: Bryan Stroder AGE: 42 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Cathy, Chelsey, Kyle OCCUPATION: Estimator EMPLOYER: American Railcar Industries PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT: I served on the school board for one term. WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING LEOPOLD PUBLIC SCHOOLS?:...
Candidate questionnaire: Kenny Rhodes (03/30/11)
NAME: Kenny Rhodes AGE: 39 PLACE OF BIRTH: Chaffee, Mo. SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Spouse -- Mekesha Children -- Natasha, Lauren, Brandon, Makenna EMPLOYER: Self-employed BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART: Welker Pump Service PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT:...
Bridge work to close Route NN in Perry County (03/30/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route NN in Perry County will be reduced to one lane next wee, while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make bridge repairs. This section of road is from County Road 820 to County Road 829. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. ...
Perry County's Route M reduced to one lane for bridge repairs (03/30/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route M in Perry County will be reduced to one lane Tuesday through April 7, while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make bridge repairs. This section of road is from County Road 806 to County Road 814. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. ...
Highway 51 in Perry County reduced for pavement repairs (03/30/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Highway 51 in Perry County will be reduced to one lane while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. This section of road is between Edgemont Boulevard and Route T. Weather permitting, the work will begin at 8 p.m. ...
Route B in Cape and Perry counties reduced for pavement repairs (03/30/11)
Route B in Cape Girardeau and Perry counties will be reduced to one lane through Friday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. This section of road is from Route O to Highway 72. Weather permitting, the work will done from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
'Church Basement Ladies' strut their stuff on stage (03/30/11)
Southeast Missouri State University hosting international celebration (03/30/11)
Southeast Missouri State University is prepared to seize the day as the campus celebrates its diversity. "Carpe Diem Extravaganza: Where the World Comes Together" is planned for Saturday at the university. The free campuswide event, presented by the Office of Residence Life and Dining, Student Government, and the Office of the Dean of Students, is scheduled for 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom...
Missouri House advances $23B operating budget (03/30/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri House members gave first-round approval Tuesday to a more than $23 billion state operating budget that holds K-12 education spending steady, trims public university budgets and restricts the governor's ability to travel on the state's dime...
Wal-Mart sex-bias case hits possible court block (03/30/11)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court appears ready to block a massive sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart on behalf of up to 1.6 million women, and that could make it harder for other workers nationwide to bring class-action claims against large employers...
Home price declines deepen in several major U.S. markets (03/30/11)
NEW YORK -- Damage from the housing bust is spreading to areas once thought to be immune. In at least 14 major U.S. metro areas, prices have fallen to 2003 levels -- when the housing bubble was just starting to inflate. Prices will likely drop further this year, making many people reluctant to buy or sell. That would push down sales and prices more...
Judge puts hold on bargaining law in Wis. (03/30/11)
MADISON, Wis. -- A Wisconsin judge for the second time directed the state to put on hold an explosive law that strips most public workers of nearly all their union bargaining rights, ordering officials on Tuesday to follow her original instructions to stand down...
Gunmen kill 56 people in hostage siege in Iraq (03/30/11)
BAGHDAD -- Wearing military uniforms over explosives belts, gunmen held a local Iraqi government center hostage Tuesday in a siege that ended with the deaths of at least 56 people, including three councilmen who were executed with gunshots to the head...
Japan: Not enough safeguards to protect nuclear plant (03/30/11)
TOKYO -- Japan's government admitted Tuesday that its safeguards were insufficient to protect a nuclear plant against the earthquake and tsunami that crippled the facility and caused it spew radiation, and it vowed to overhaul safety standards...
Libya rebels flee Gadhafi assault as world debates (03/30/11)
RAS LANOUF, Libya -- Moammar Gadhafi's forces hammered rebels with tanks and rockets, turning their rapid advance into a panicked retreat in an hours-long battle Tuesday. The fighting underscored the dilemma facing the U.S. and its allies in Libya: Rebels may be unable to oust Gadhafi militarily unless already contentious international airstrikes go even further in taking out his forces...
Jackson baseball team rallies past Central (03/30/11)
Jackson senior Logan Bartels kept an eye on the weather during classes Tuesday. The forecast called for rain, but that was the last thing Bartels wanted. Indians baseball coach Tatum Kitchen told Bartels in practice a few days ago that Bartels would start against rival Central on Tuesday, as long as they played. Bartels wanted a chance to face the Tigers, but he needed the rain to hold off...
Oak Ridge baseball team pounds Charleston in 5 innings (03/30/11)
Senior Brett Thomas earned the win and was 3 for 3 at the plate with four RBIs.
High school roundup: Jackson girls soccer team routs rival Central (03/30/11)
All the area high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Scott County Central's Porter leads three locals on Class 1 all-state first team (03/30/11)
Players from Southeast Missouri made up 30 percent of the media's Class 1 all-state first team. Scott County Central seniors Stewart Johnson and Otto Porter were joined by Oak Ridge senior Brett Thomas on the first team. Porter and Johnson led the Braves to their third consecutive Class 1 state title...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Corey Connell (03/30/11)
Central junior golfer Corey Connell got a quick lesson from an experienced teacher Monday. It helps when that experienced teacher is your father. Connell, the son of Dalhousie Golf Club director of golf Jack Connell, fired a 73 at Bent Creek Golf Course to earn medalist honors at Monday's Notre Dame Invitational. The 73 came after a little session with his father earlier in the day...
Southeast Missouri State baseball concludes homestand today (03/30/11)
Southeast finishes a seven-game home stretch when Mid-Continent visits Capaha
Cardinals baseball Garcia looks better in final spring outing (03/30/11)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Javier Vazquez pitched 6 2/3 innings of five-hit ball and the Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Tuesday to extend their unbeaten streak to 10 games. Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia struck out seven over six sparkling innings in his best start of the spring. He gave up one run and three hits...
Cardinals enter 2011 with big concerns (03/30/11)
St. Louis takes on a new season without its top pitcher and Pujols likely headed for free agency
A fresh, sweetly savory chicken soup for spring (03/30/11)
Getting your children interested in food and cooking really can be as simple as asking, "Hey, do you want some mangos?" To which my 6-year-old son, an otherwise bored participant in the grocery shopping that day, responded with an all-too-teenager-like, "Sure."...
By the numbers: Different fertilizer combinations affect how plants grow (03/30/11)
A common conversation with a vegetable gardener goes like this: "I planted tomatoes last year in my garden. They grew to be 6 feet tall. The plants looked healthy, but I only got a few tomatoes. What happened?" My response to the gardener is another question: "What kind of fertilizer did you use?"...
Breakfast recipes fit for any meal, any season (03/30/11)
Our children's favorite meal of the day is breakfast. Or, I should say, their favorite food is breakfast foods. We often have breakfast foods after church on Sundays and occasionally we enjoy them at supper time. I am always eager to try new breakfast recipes. ...
Richard Walker (03/30/11)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Richard Walker, 67, of McClure died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Katie Staley (03/30/11)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Katie Jo Staley, 54, of Mounds, formerly of Belleville, Ill., died Monday, March 28, 2011. The funeral will be at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville. Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge, Ill., was in charge of local arrangements.
Dr. Paula King (03/30/11)
Dr. Paula Raye King, 65, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 28, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. There is no service.
Charlotte Edmonds (03/30/11)
Charlotte Gale Edmonds, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Life Care Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Wayne Krohe officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson...
Rev. Henry Miller (03/30/11)
GRASSY, Mo. -- The Rev. Henry R. Miller, 83, of Grassy passed away Monday, March 28, 2011, at the home of a dear friend, Barbra Halter of Delta. He was born May 16, 1927, at Advance, Mo., son of Willie Albert and Minnie Ann Shell Miller. He and Ruby Lee Brown were married Sept. 29, 1956. She passed away March 12, 1998...
William Blue (03/30/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- William Keith "Bill" Blue, 85, of Rolla passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2011. He was born in Poplar Bluff, Mo., March 31, 1925, to the late Ernest Keith and Mabel Beatrice Nicewarner Blue. Bill attended Southeast Missouri State University and was an accomplished athlete...
Estella Gooch (03/30/11)
Estella Gooch, 68, of Whitewater passed away Monday, March 28, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 5, 1942, in Grandin, Mo., to Fred and Ruth Boyer Tubbs. She and John M. Gooch were married May 18, 1959. In 1988, the Gooch family moved from Texas to Missouri. They have been residents of Whitewater since 1993...
Elsie Boren (03/30/11)
Elsie Edna Boren, 88, of New Wells passed away Monday, March 28, 2011, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. She was born Feb. 2, 1923, in the ridge community near Wittenberg, Mo., daughter of Theodore Martin and Caroline Wilhelmine Stueve. She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Mo. She and Norris Boren were married Nov. 22, 1942, in Altenburg...
Louise Johns (03/30/11)
Helen Louise Johns, 93, of Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, March 28, 2011, at Ratliff Care Center. She was born Aug. 18, 1917, daughter of Frank and Viola Moss Beard. She and Norman Johns were married Dec. 11, 1941, in Corning, Ark. He preceded her in death in September 1979...
Cape Girardeau police report 3/30/11 (03/30/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police report 3/30/11 (03/30/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 3/30/11 (03/30/11)
ALTO PASS, Ill. -- Continuing a tradition that began 50 years ago, an Easter sunrise service is held at Alto Pass, site of the Bald Knob Cross of Peace, which was completed in 1963; guest speaker is the Rev. A. VanHoose, who was also the guest speaker at the 1940 Easter service...
Photo ID requirement a reasonable request (03/30/11)
Coming on the heels of a massively successful November election by the GOP, nearly half the states -- including Missouri -- are offering legislation to mandate some form of photo ID for voting. This has long been an agenda item for conservatives...
Student ingenuity (03/30/11)
Two future engineers from Cape Girardeau Central High School will travel to Huntsville, Ala., this week to participate in the 18th annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race. Lars Monia and Mary Dohogne, both seniors at the high school, have spent many hours working to perfect their pedal-powered moonbuggy. ...
Vote yes for a healthy community (03/30/11)
I have followed the discussions about the proposed smoke-free ordinance in Cape Girardeau. There are several valid questions with regard to personal rights and community health. However, when all the dust has settled, there are, in my opinion, several truths which should be acknowledged...
Secondhand smoke and restaurants (03/30/11)
I am not a member of the Smoke-Free Cape committee, but I sincerely hope that the measure passes. Restaurant owners are afraid of losing business if the measure passes, but they already are. There are restaurants I avoid because of the smoke. Many restaurants only pretend to have nonsmoking sections. ...
Coverage on McCaskill plane (03/30/11)
To my astonishment, I read an article in the Southeast Missourian recently one morning about the Wisconsin governor and the public union unrest there. However, I did not see anything in the paper about the senior United States senator from Missouri who has a tax problem over a personally owned airplane...
Speak Out 3/30/11 (03/30/11)
EVERYONE needs to contact our president and tell him he needs to step up and do something to reduce these gasoline prices. THE media is bombarding us about how to seal ourselves off in our homes to protect ourselves from radiation, should it should come to that. We learned all that in the 1960s. I'm thinking about sealing myself off from the media that gets all hyped up about everything. Enough is enough...
Prayer 3/30/11 (03/30/11)
Almighty Father, may we live our lives in praise to you, our great creator. Amen.
Central musicians and vocalists excel at District (03/30/11)
The Cape Central High School Freshman Band, the Symphonic Band, as well as the Chamber Choir, received Superior ratings, and the Varsity Orchestra received an Excellent rating at the District Music Festival this weekend at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus...
Cape Central High CIA is first in tournament play (03/30/11)
The Cape Central High School Scholar Bowl Team, known locally as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), finished in first place at their weekend invitational tournament, defeating Poplar Bluff in the championship game. Joshua Sander led the team in scoring, as the CIA lost only one of five games on the way to the championship. ...
Red Cross Receives $5,000 Grant From Ameren (03/30/11)
Cape Girardeau MO -- The American Red Cross Southeast Missouri Chapter received a $5,000 grant from Ameren. With this donation, Ameren was recognized as a Hero for the American Red Cross, helping to ensure the Red Cross has the financial resources to help families and meet its commitments to the community...
G.O.A.L.S. Camp- Global Outlook and Local Soccer (03/30/11)
Cape Girardeau--CENET: Cultural Exchange Network will host a summer day camp for area students entering grades 2-8. G.O.A.L.S. Camp will be held at Southeast Missouri State University on July 11-14th. On Friday, July 15th, the campers will enjoy a field trip to visit the 1904 World's Fair Exhibit at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis...
Our Iron Perch (03/30/11)
For the past two weeks, we have had hundreds of these yellow finches feeding at the feeders. It is hard to tell if they are the same batch each day, or new flocks going through. A site to behold!
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (03/30/11)
Macy is a 3 year old Dalmation/English Pointer mix. She is housebroken and spayed. Macy is available for adoption at The Humane Society, 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
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