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Blue and Gray: Cape Girardeau region was divided in its loyalty during Civil War (04/17/11)
For Civil War enthusiasts, the ghosts of the conflict are everywhere in Southeast Missouri. They can feel them rising from the early morning mist of the Mississippi River, once filled with Union steamers carrying men, munitions, supplies, the injured, the dying and the dead. ...
Four events to commemorate Cape's role in Civil War (04/17/11)
Several events are slated this year to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and Cape Girardeau's role in it. The Cape Girardeau Historic Preservation Commission and the Friends of Fort D are coordinating four events with a Civil War theme to mark the 150th anniversary of America's bloodiest war...
Cobden, Ill., man charged in fatal Interstate 57 accident (04/17/11)
A Cobden, Ill., man has been indicted on charges of reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence of drugs related to a crash last month on Interstate 57 that killed an Anna, Ill., man. A Union County grand jury Wednesday indicted Daniel J. Bible, 27, according to a new release issued Saturday by Union County State's Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds. Bible also was charged with driving while suspended and endangering a child...
Funnel cloud makes Chaffee firefighters take cover during Friday fire (04/17/11)
Firefighters in Chaffee, Mo., were hit by dual disasters Friday afternoon, battling a house fire in the midst of a thunderstorm that spawned a funnel cloud.
Men at the Cross holds first conference in Cape Girardeau (04/17/11)
A night of discipleship, teaching biblical truths and preparing others to spread those truths, was held Friday at the Men at the Cross conference at Cape First. The national organization began in 2008 to encourage and equip men to know who they are in Christ and go and train others to do the same. Men at the Cross vice president Jimmy Wilferth said the foundation of the ministry is men consistently serving as Biblical leaders in society...
Sikeston, Mo., woman accused of stealing from her employer (04/17/11)
MINER, Mo. -- A Sikeston woman has been charged for stealing from her employer. Kimberly Marie Hodge, 33, is charged with felony stealing. She was released on $5,000 cash-only bond. The Miner Police Department was called to investigate allegations of an employee theft from Heartland Wood Products Inc. ...
Cape Girardeau City Council to consider ordinance that would allow creation of outdoor music permit (04/17/11)
Eight months of sometimes heated discussions, the creation of a review committee, a public hearing and an outdoor noise demonstration have all led up to Monday night. That's when the Cape Girardeau City Council will introduce an ordinance that allows a new type of permit that city officials hope will offer a middle ground for a downtown business that has outdoor bands and nearby residents who want the music turned down...
Highway 34 fire was accidentally started, fire chief says (04/17/11)
Children accidentally started a house fire Thursday in the 8000 block of Highway 34, fire officials said. Reports of a fire at the ranch-style residence were called in at about 7 p.m. Thursday, and firefighters from four departments battled the blaze for three hours before it was fully extinguished, said Millersville Fire Chief John Haimes. The fire was fully involved when firefighters arrived and Haimes said the house was a loss...
Missouri Farm Bureau wants conservation department to pay for elk damage (04/17/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- By the end of the month, Missouri once again will be home to elk, and the Missouri Farm Bureau says the Department of Conservation needs to pick up the tab for any damage they do. Conceding defeat in their battle to stop the department from bringing the animals in to the state, MFB President Blake Hurst told the Conservation Commission Friday that the department should pay for any damages elk do on farm or other residential property...
Nixon raises $1.7M; Kinder raises $771,000 (04/17/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has reported raising about twice as much campaign money as Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder in the past six months. Nixon's campaign committee said Friday it raised $1.7 million during that period and had $2 million in the bank at the end of March. Kinder's campaign reported raising $771,000 and said it had $902,000 on hand...
Students to converge on Show Me Center next week for Math Field Day (04/17/11)
Some 575 students from 27 schools throughout the area will compete Tuesday at Southeast Missouri State University's 34th annual Math Field Day. Team events begin at 9:30 a.m., while individual testing will be held from 10:10 to 11:30 a.m. At noon, students will engage in a problem-solving event, Mathletics. All events will take place at the Show Me Center. An awards ceremony will be held at 1 p.m...
Charges filed in Caruthersville murder case (04/17/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- A 50-year-old man has been charged by Pemiscot County Prosecutors in connection with a Wednesday shooting. According to officials, Charles Cecil has been formerly charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection to the shooting death of Stephen "Stevie" Francis Smith, 29, of Caruthersville...
Charges filed after Kennett, Mo., animal control officer attacked by dog (04/17/11)
KENNETT, Mo. -- An attack on a local animal control officer by a Rottweiler resulted in the animal's owners being issued a summons to appear in court. According to Dunklin County prosecutors, a father and son have each been charged with misdemeanors in connection to an incident that occurred on April 6. The charges consist of animal abuse for failing to exercise adequate control over their animal and assault of a law enforcement officer by allowing their animal to attack the officer...
Northbound I-55 in New Madrid County will be reduced for pavement repairs (04/17/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Northbound Interstate 55 in New Madrid County will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction this week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. The section of road is from Highway 80 to one and a half miles north. ...
Sewer repairs to close Cape intersection a week (04/17/11)
City of Cape Girardeau crews will replace a storm line at the intersection of Kingsway and Kingsbury drives beginning April 25, weather permitting. Repairs should take one week. Traffic detours in the area will be set up by the traffic division. For more information, contact storm water/sewer maintenance supervisor Stacey Beasely at sbeasley@cityofcapegirardeau.org, traffic operations manager Bob Kutak at bkutak@cityofcapegirardeau.org or call 339-6351...
Club news 4/17/11 (04/17/11)
Jane Clark was hostess when the Kage FCE Club met at her home for its regular monthly meeting. Kara Clark Summers was a guest. The devotional was presented by the hostess. President Dortha Strack presided. Dortha's tip of the day was, Baking powder will remove coffee and tea stains from china, etc...
Blagojevich: I acted 'with my heart in the right place' (04/17/11)
CHICAGO -- Rod Blagojevich said Saturday he never considered a plea deal with federal prosecutors even though the impeached Illinois governor could face the possibility of spending decades behind bars if a jury finds him guilty during his upcoming second trial on corruption charges...
At least 4 killed in N.C. storms; death toll from system at 21 (04/17/11)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A spring storm raged across North Carolina on Saturday, flattening businesses, flipping cars and destroying homes, leaving at least four dead from a system already blamed for killing 17 people in four states. The death toll was likely to rise. North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue said there were fatalities in four counties but would not confirm an exact number, saying officials wanted to wait until this morning...
Puppy on parade (04/17/11)
Investigator: IRS paid $513 million in undeserved homebuyer tax credits (04/17/11)
WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service has paid out $513 million in homebuyer tax credits to people who probably didn't qualify, a government investigator said Friday. Most of the money -- about $326 million -- went to more than 47,000 taxpayers who didn't qualify as first-time homebuyers because there was evidence they had already owned homes, said the report by J. ...
Syrian president vows to lift emergency law (04/17/11)
BEIRUT -- Bowing to pressure from a popular uprising, Syria's president promised Saturday to end nearly 50 years of emergency rule this coming week but coupled his concession with a stern warning -- that further unrest will be considered sabotage...
Raul Castro proposes political term limits for Cuban officials (04/17/11)
HAVANA -- Raul Castro proposed term limits Saturday for Cuban politicians -- including himself -- a remarkable gesture on an island ruled for 52 years by him and his brother. The 79-year-old president also lamented the lack of young leaders in government, saying the country was paying the price for errors made in the past...
Southeast Missourian girls basketball player of the year: Notre Dame's Allyson Bradshaw served as the team's floor leader (04/17/11)
Notre Dame senior Allyson Bradshaw averaged 17.1 points, 3.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds this season.
New high school football playoff system draws mixed reviews from coaches (04/17/11)
MSHSAA again is tinkering with its football postseason tournament.
High school roundup: Oran baseball team completes perfect run at Malden tourney (04/17/11)
All the scores from Saturday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Jackson girls soccer team suffers first soccer loss (04/17/11)
All the scores from Friday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State baseball team sweeps Tennessee-Martin (04/17/11)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team moved into a tie for second place in the Ohio Valley Conference with its sweep of Tennessee-Martin on Saturday.
Logan Mahon offers more stability at back of Southeast Missouri State baseball team's bullpen (04/17/11)
Logan Mahon has emerged as a stalwart in the Southeast Missouri State baseball team's bullpen.
Southeast Missouri State softball team sweeps Murray State to keep hold on fifth place in OVC (04/17/11)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team defeated Murray State 10-9 in eight innings then 11-4 in the nightcap.
Missouri quarterback candidates battle in spring game (04/17/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- All eyes were on James Franklin and Tyler Gabbert heading into Missouri's spring game to see who would emerge as the leading candidate to replace likely first round NFL draft pick Blaine Gabbert at quarterback. It's clear that the battle is just getting started after a windy Saturday in which both candidates struggled...
Cardinals down Dodgers for fourth consecutive victory (04/17/11)
LOS ANGELES -- Allen Craig hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the slumping Los Angeles Dodgers 9-2 on Saturday night to win their fourth in a row and sixth in seven games. It was the seventh straight game that the Cardinals scored six or more runs and the first time in six games that they didn't put up at least 14 hits. They had 13, including five straight in the ninth off Ramon Troncoso, to win their third in a row over Los Angeles...
Pets of the week 4/17/11 (04/17/11)
Pet name: Tess and Kuma Owner: Bonnie Clay Favorite activity: Momma Tess teaching Kuma to play ball. ...
Shriners clown around to help sick children (04/17/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The clowns' antics draw laughs from the audience. With a twist here and a turn there, they make a balloon creation bringing bright smiles to youngsters. But behind the funny faces and comical clothes, there is a serious purpose. The goal of each and every SEMO Shriner Clown is to raise money for the Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis...
FYI 4/17/11 (04/17/11)
The Gordonville Grill in Gordonville will have 10 percent Tuesday this week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the World War II Veterans Honor Tour. The World War II Veterans Honor Tour funds trips to Washington, D.C., to visit the World War II memorial and other monuments...
Bank gets grant for Mending Hearts (04/17/11)
First Missouri State Bank has secured a $72,000 grant for Mending Hearts Recovery. Mending Hearts Recovery is an organization that helps integrate women from prison back into society. The grant will be used to purchase the organization's current property. With cheaper housing expenses, Mending Hearts Recovery will be able to focus on helping women in the community...
Bunnies can make good pets, with work (04/17/11)
LOS ANGELES -- Every year in the weeks and months after Easter, a wave of rabbits turns up at animal shelters, abandoned by people who bought them for the holiday but changed their minds. Turns out, cute little bunnies can be challenging pets. If you're thinking about getting one for Easter or any other time, here are a few things to keep in mind from Marc Morrone, host of Hallmark Channel's "Petkeeping with Marc Morrone," where one of his sidekicks is a rabbit named Harvey, brought to him by police who found him abandoned 10 years ago.. ...
Adopt Star (04/17/11)
Star is a 1-year-old German shepherd mix. She is a happy, friendly dog. Star is spayed, heartworm-negative and up-to-date on shots. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Adopt Patches (04/17/11)
Patches is 5 years old. He is neutered and declawed. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837. ...
Business collects $20K for Japan aid (04/17/11)
TG Missouri Corp. and the Perryville community raised $20,000 for earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan. TGMO collected money from employees and donations from business and individuals in the community. The money was presented to the Southeast Missouri chapter of the American Red Cross...
Cape Central High School raises money for Safe House for Women (04/17/11)
Cape Girardeau Central High School raised $1,200 for the Safe House for Women with its annual Big Man on Campus contest. The winner of the contest was Will Anderson. ...
Stream Team No. 3001 picked up trash (04/17/11)
Stream Team No. 3001, the Missouri chapter of the Missouri Smallmouth Alliance, collected over 800 pounds of trash near Marquand on March 19. Jordan Cracraft releases a smallmouth bass he caught while collecting trash on the Castor River. ...
Giving back: Local organizations offer variety of volunteer opportunities for all ages (04/17/11)
Making someone smile is what Geneva Ruesler said makes her day while working as a volunteer. Ruesler, a 75-year-old resident of Jackson and volunteer at Southeast Hospice, was one of several volunteers honored Thursday at the United Way of Southeast Missouri annual luncheon held at Drury Lodge in Cape Girardeau...
Valuing what our critics say, however hard it may be (04/17/11)
I bought my wife a color Nook for her birthday. She really loves it. A Nook is like a Kindle. If both those words have no meaning for you, let me help. They're electronic devices on which you can read books. You can download a whole bunch of older books on these gizmos for free and you can buy newer titles that come right up on the screen. The bottom line is: With a Nook (or a Kindle), you need never buy or borrow a book again that you have to hold in your hands and turn the pages...
On the lookout for morels (04/17/11)
The day after a warm April rain is a good time to hunt morel mushrooms in Southeast Missouri. A piece of ground that shows no sign of morels on a sunny Saturday may come alive with them Tuesday after a rainy Monday. Generally in spring, if the daily low temperature remains above freezing for two weeks, you can count on morels popping up. After that be aware of wet conditions that morels need to thrive...
Willie Varnado (04/17/11)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Willie Varnado, 72, of Olive Branch died Thursday, April 14, 2011, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mound City National Cemetery with military honors by area veterans groups...
Jerome Schnurbusch (04/17/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Jerome T. Schnurbusch, 83, of Perryville died April 15, 2011, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 13, 1927, in Apple Creek, Mo., son of the late Theodore and Regina Wibbenmeyer Schnurbusch. He and Virginia Linebarger were married April 26, 1952. She survives in Perryville...
Births 4/17/11 (04/17/11)
Son to Matthew Alexander Dodson and Ashley Leeann Frymire of Dexter, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 6:30 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2011. Name, Johnothen Michael Lee. Weight, 7 pounds, 2 ounces. Second son. Ms. Frymire is the former Ashley Powers, daughter of Buddy Powers of Morley, Mo., and the late Jackie Webster. Dodson is the son of Dewayne Dodson of Parma, Mo., and Joan Dodson of Risco, Mo. He is a farmer...
Kirby - Kluesner (04/17/11)
Heather Ann Kirby and Nathan Joseph Kluesner were married Aug. 7, 2010, at Immaculate Conception Church in Jackson. The Rev. John Harth performed the ceremony. Music was by Geri Beussink, and soloist was Jane Oehl. Parents of the couple are Mike and Becky Kirby of Jackson, and Tim and Renee Kluesner of Cape Girardeau...
Quade - Berkbigler (04/17/11)
John and Ann Quade of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Ann Quade, to Christopher Michael Berkbigler of Perryville, Mo. He is the son of the late Lester Perry Berkbigler of Friedheim and the late Elizabeth "Betty" Berkbigler of Biehle, Mo...
Walther - 65 years (04/17/11)
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Walther of Jackson celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a dinner at Jackson Senior Center Feb. 27, 2011. Hosts were the Walthers, their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Walther and Aleen Willa were married Feb. 24, 1946, at St. John's Evangelical Church in Fruitland, by the Rev. Joseph Mayer...
Cape Girardeau police report 4/17/11 (04/17/11)
DWIs...
Cape Girardeau fire report 4/17/11 (04/17/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: nAt 11:54 a.m., a citizen assist on Lakewood Drive. nAt 4:18 p.m., smoke or odor investigation on Independence Street...
Jackson police and fire report 4/17/11 (04/17/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Out of the past 4/17/11 (04/17/11)
At the request of Joe Mirgeaux, a Cape LaCroix-Walker Creek Levee District commissioner, the Cape Girardeau City Council agrees to ask the Missouri National Guard to undertake a flood relief project along the southern reaches of Cape LaCroix Creek; if the plan is approved, the Guard would provide the equipment and manpower while the levee district would furnish the fuel and pay the cost of insurance the Guard requires for the project...
School menus April 18 to 22 (04/17/11)
Cape Girardeau Elementary MONDAY--Chicken nuggets or ham & cheese on bun, vegetable blend with cheese, mixed fruit cup, assorted puddings. TUESDAY--Breaded fish sticks & corn bread or turkey & cheese on bun, baked beans, peaches. WEDNESDAY--Beef steak & brown gravy or ham & cheese on bun, whipped potatoes, brown gravy, roll, cinnamon applesauce...
Raising the debt limit necessary to preserving our fiscal credibility (04/17/11)
Recently we narrowly averted a disastrous government shutdown. I was pleased that we were able to set aside political games and settle on a compromise at the eleventh hour that kept our government running and our economic recovery on track. Now it's time to refocus on the challenges that lie ahead in terms of addressing our long-term debt and deficits...
Debt limit vote must include spending cuts (04/17/11)
Just like every American who faces a credit card limit, the federal government has a maximum amount of debt that it can acquire -- or a "debt ceiling." According to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Washington is very close to "maxing out" that massive $14.3 trillion federal borrowing limit next month on May 16...
St. Vincent de Paul (04/17/11)
Last weekend members of St. Vincent de Paul Parish celebrated the church's 175th anniversary. But the celebration was more than a historical marker of a building, it's a testament to the faith of its thousands of members. St. Vincent de Paul, which has 4,496 registered parishioners, of 1,520 households, has had a strong outreach ministry over the years...
Franklin Elementary School (04/17/11)
I realize the sometimes in the name of progress new facilities are created. I was a student at the existing Franklin Elementary School from 1936 to 1944 and am saddened by the impending demise of a beautiful building. BEN McKEE, Florissant, Mo....
Speak Out 4/17/11 (04/17/11)
THE language in the play "Rumors" is mild compared to that which will be blared out as so-called music heard by those on I-55 passing by a Central High football game on a Friday night. FOR several years I have thought that fighting wars against the terrorists was counterproductive. ...
Prayer 4/17/11 (04/17/11)
O Hosanna in the highest, praises be to you, our God. Amen.
2011 Art Contest finalists announced (04/17/11)
The award presentation for the 2011 Art Contest sponsored by the Jackson Heritage Association in cooperation with the Jackson R-II Art Departments and the Bank of Missouri was held April 10 at the Jackson Senior High School Commons Area. The contest featured Hubble Creek and the Jackson City Park...
Owner/CEO of DUB Magazine Visits Heartland (04/17/11)
Founder of DUB Magazine Visits New Madrid Bend Youth Center Myles Kovacs, co-founder of DUB magazine, visited New Madrid Bend Youth Center last Friday. At age 37, Myles is a leading voice of the influential, trend-setting youth segment. He connects with young consumers though America's influencers -- entertainers, media, hot- product designers and mainstream corporations...
Nature's Popcorn (04/17/11)
Hail stones jumping around the front yard during the recent storm in Cape.
SMSC AMBUSH City of Roses First Place (04/17/11)
SMSC Ambush U10 City of Roses Champions April 15-17, 2011 Cape Girardeau, MO (Back Row, Left to Right)Emma Brune, Clare Fennewald, Kirstin Jannin, Cassidee Wunderlich, Emily Hermann, Lynsey Powers, Livia Wunderlich, Abby Wilson, Paige Cummins, (Front Row) Kristen Tarno, Taylor Nelson, Mackenzie Laurentius, Megan Heisserer, Julia Williams...
Pinecrest Azalea Gardens (04/17/11)
Spectacular spring beauty at nearby Pinecrest Azalea Farm. http://www.pinecrestazaleagardens.com/index.html
Evacuating the roof when a funnel cloud is spotted (04/17/11)
Firefighters at the Chaffee house fire Friday were quickly evacuated from the roof when a large funnel cloud was observed at 3:15pm just west of the incident. The fire caused extensive damage to the garage and the two vehicles inside. Two pumpers from Chaffee Fire Department, one pumper from Delta Fire District, the Chaffee Police Department, North Scott County Ambulance and sixteen firefighters responded to the alarm...
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