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Stories from Sunday, April 24, 2011

Cape Girardeau County follows statewide trend of salary increases that far exceed Consumer Price Index (04/24/11)
Through the good times and the bad, from the economic boom of the late 1990s to the financial collapse of the Great Recession, Cape Girardeau County elected officials could count on one thing: a raise. County officeholders effectively have given themselves cost-of-living increases each of the past 14 years, pushing their average annual salaries to more than $69,000 in 2010, according to an analysis by the Southeast Missourian. ...
City to start eviction proceedings on Commander (04/24/11)
Commander Premier missed its deadline Friday to pay up or get out and Cape Girardeau officials intend to start eviction proceedings next week that would end the city's rocky, six-year relationship with the long-struggling aircraft manufacturer. "As of the deadline, we hadn't received anything," city manager Scott Meyer said. "The next procedure is eviction."...
Missouri's rivers keep rising after several days of rain (04/24/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Crest predictions were on the rise Saturday along the Mississippi River and other waterways in Missouri, the result of several days of heavy rain. The state has been hit by strong storms all week, and a respite was still a long way away. More rain fell Saturday in the eastern part of the state. Forecasters called for rain, often heavy, through Wednesday...
Faithful come out for Way of the Cross despite bad weather (04/24/11)
Eva Hillis believes the inclement and gloomy weather, which forced a venue change for the Way of the Cross event that was held on Good Friday, served a certain significance -- creating a more somber atmosphere conducive to internal reflection. Hillis, executive director of Love in the Name of Christ of Southeast Missouri and a participant with the Downtown Council of Churches, said the event was a great opportunity to show unity in the community...
Southeast Missouri man records stories of area mule teams (04/24/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri farmers watching the price of fuel tick higher may want to think about an alternative power source -- the mule team. It's not a bad idea said Lonny Thiele, author of a new book about mules and those who farmed with them...
Cape home catches fire after struck by lighting (04/24/11)
As a thunderstorm passed through Cape Girardeau early Sunday morning, fire crews responded to a home at 1923 Silverthone Trail neighbors said was struck by lighting. The Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to the location just before 4 a.m. to find a large amount of smoke coming from the roof...
Sikeston man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2007 shooting case (04/24/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston man pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter for his role in a fatal shooting nearly four years ago. Robert Eldridge, 49, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter for shooting Roger Winfield, according to Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd. The sentence was ordered suspended and Eldridge was placed on five years supervised probation by Circuit Judge Fred Copeland...
Sheriff: Two Scott County men arrested on suspicion of meth manufacturing (04/24/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Two Scott County men were arrested late Wednesday on suspicion that they were making methamphetamine at a home near Benton. Gary Turner, 55, and Robert Raneri, 53, are charged with attempting to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the Scott County Sheriff's Department...
Winning Lotto ticket sold at Bootheel liquor store (04/24/11)
CARDWELL, Mo. -- Missouri Lotto winners came from both ends of the state after Lottery records show that two tickets sold matched all six numbers drawn to share the Wednesday jackpot worth $2.8 million. One winning Lotto ticket was sold at Pick-A-Dilly, 100 S. First St. in Edina, and another winning ticket was sold at Mr. T's Liquor Store, 510 U.S. Highway 412 in Cardwell...
Candidates selected for election to replace jailed Carter County sheriff (04/24/11)
VAN BUREN, Mo. -- Carter County voters will decide June 7 whether a former Van Buren police chief or a retired U.S. Navy captain will be the county's next sheriff. The slate of candidates for the special election was finalized Wednesday when Democrats chose Bruce Van Belle as their candidate, according to Carter County Clerk Becky Simpson Gibbs. Van Belle is an Eastwood, Mo., resident...
LaSalle Avenue repairs begin May 2 (04/24/11)
City of Cape Girardeau Public Works crews will begin LaSalle Avenue repairs May 2. Completion is expected in two weeks, weather permitting. Westbound LaSalle roadwork will be completed first, followed with the eastbound side. Two-way traffic will continue through the work zone during repairs...
Club news 4/24/11 (04/24/11)
The Altenthal-Joerns American Legion met March 8. The minutes of the February meeting were approved. Larry Koehler, finance, announced that Jackson Homecomers will be July 26 through 30 and that Daryl Gallagher will assume foreman duties for building the stage...
Tornado cleanup starts quickly in St. Louis area (04/24/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Debris from splintered homes covered the ground in neighborhoods around St. Louis, while toppled trees and overturned cars littered lawns and driveways. From the air, one home looked like a dollhouse that had had its roof lifted off. Looking down, the dining room table and other contents could be seen, damp in lingering rain...
FAA falls short on plan to aid fatigued workers (04/24/11)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Aviation Administration told a government watchdog group nearly two years ago that it was prepared to let air traffic controllers sleep or rest during work shifts when they weren't directing aircraft. It still hasn't happened...
120 dead after 2 days of unrest in Syria (04/24/11)
BEIRUT -- Syrian security forces fired at tens of thousands of people joining funeral processions Saturday after the bloodiest day of the monthlong uprising against President Bashar Assad, bringing the death toll after two days of violence to more than 120 and prompting two lawmakers and a local religious leader to resign in disgust over the killings...
Thousands mark holy fire rite in Jerusalem church (04/24/11)
JERUSALEM -- The small doorway to the traditional site of Jesus' tomb cracked open to reveal a bright flame and tens of thousands of worshippers cheered ecstatically, marking the pinnacle of Easter Week's holy fire ceremony in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher...
Southeast Missourian boys basketball player of the year: Genes, hard work combined to help Otto Porter excel (04/24/11)
Otto Porter Jr. was born a basketball player. He wasn't destined to become one or sure to want to be one. But if anybody can be born anything, Otto Porter Jr. was born a basketball player.
High school wrestling divisions could get a facelift (04/24/11)
The National Federation of State High School Associations is looking at changing the weight classes for high school wrestling.
Jackson's Smith leaps to win at prestigious track meet (04/24/11)
Jackson senior Blake Smith led a strong contingent of local high school track and field athletes at the prestigious Kansas Relays, where he won the long jump by more than a foot.
Harris adds pop since return to Southeast Missouri State baseball team's lineup (04/24/11)
Harris, a senior from Alabaster, Ala., is batting .500 (10 for 20) with a home run, three doubles and five RBIs in seven games since returning from a knee injury.
Southeast Missouri State baseball team grabs split in tough-fought twin bill (04/24/11)
The Redhawks captured a homer-filled opener 9-8, and the Gamecocks won 5-2 in the seven-inning nightcap that was a one-run affair until the final frame.
Southeast Missouri State softball team sweeps Williams Baptist (04/24/11)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team wrapped up a six-game homestand Friday by sweeping a nonconference doubleheader from Williams Baptist.
Area calendar 4/24/11 (04/24/11)
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Area digest 4/24/11 (04/24/11)
Edgar Stoverink and Cori Stoverink teamed to win the SEMO Horseshoe Association's season-opening tournament at the Jackson Knights of Columbus. Danny Williams and Lachelle Cook took second, while Lester Powell and Marilyn Landewee took third. Ron LeGrand and Cook joined forces to win the tournament at the Benton American Legion...
Cardinals miscues prove too costly in 5-3 setback (04/24/11)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Lance Berkman had an uneasy feeling about Saturday's game with the Cincinnati Reds. "We were living on the edge because we kept giving them chances and they came through," Berkman said. Miguel Cairo hit a two-out, two-run, go-ahead single in the eighth inning to lift the Reds to a 5-3 rain-delayed victory against the St. Louis Cardinals...
Cards beat Friday rain delay, Reds (04/24/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Tony La Russa guessed right, saving his starting pitcher for after a lengthy rain delay. Then it was up to Kyle McClellan. McClellan worked six-plus innings after substitute starter Miguel Batista had time to throw only six pitches in a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night...
Spiritual mentor: Sullenger felt called to the ministry (04/24/11)
The Rev. Tom Sullenger felt called to the pastoral ministry when he was 27 years old, and he took his first church appointment in 1980. Since then, Sullenger has served all but one year of his ministry as a pastor in Missouri. Now he is the pastor at Grace United Methodist Church, at Broadway and Caruthers Avenue. ...
Morse's code: Steve Morse has saved hundreds of lives through blood and platelet donations (04/24/11)
Steve Morse looks nothing like a superhero. He's 70 years old with a more-salt-than-pepper beard. He's a baseball cap guy. He wears plain blue jeans and T-shirts. Rather than a barrel chest, he's better known for a fun-loving, ornery chuckle that, when thinking of appropriate superhero names, you might go with The Teasernator...
FYI 4/24/11 (04/24/11)
Victory Outreach Ministry, 1000 Big Bend Road, has opened a second location in Morley, Mo., at 102 Kennett St. Victory is an outreach ministry that helps people who are hurting because of a broken home, drugs, child abuse, alcoholism or other issues. The Revs. Jerry Respondek and Henry Miller are in charge of services. Cape Girardeau services are Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Morley services are Fridays at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m...
Adopt Chloe (04/24/11)
Pet of the week 4/24/11 (04/24/11)
Adopt Newman (04/24/11)
Mixing 10 fundraiser collects money for MS Society (04/24/11)
Mixing 10 held a fundraiser last month for the Gateway Chapter Multiple Sclerosis Society. Mixing 10 raised $760 from weekend sales. Pictured are raised $760 from weekend sales. Pictured are David Creech from Mixing 10 and MS representative Catherine Buchanan...
University students raise money for Japanese disaster relief (04/24/11)
Students at Southeast Missouri State University have raised money for victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Members of the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity raised $145.72. Japanese students at Southeast also raised money for disaster victims. Over a two-week period in March, they raised $4,025.80. Both collections were given to the American Red Cross Southeast Missouri Chapter for the Japan relief effort...
National Guard soldiers give back (04/24/11)
Soldiers of the Headquarters Company, 1140th Engineer Battalion and Company E Recruit Sustainment Program recently supplied several blow-up obstacle courses, Humvees and water for the kids to enjoy at the Bikers Against Child Abuse of Southeast Missouri Chapter's 3rd annual Kid Fair...
When it all gets turned upside down (04/24/11)
Much has been written about change, but when your world's realities shift all at once it makes you stop and think. Then you know you need at least one foundation that is constant. What is it? Jackie was experiencing numerous inconsistencies causing her to revaluate her whole outlook on life. ...
Easter time of redemption, forgiveness, eternal hope (04/24/11)
"He has risen!" "He has risen indeed." Among the bonnets, little girls in dresses and little boys in suits, the old responsive call to worship rings out on Easter Sunday. Yet the first Easter morning there wasn't so much confidence. Worry and grief plagued the women as they stumbled to the grave, while fear and shock drove the men into hiding...
Goldenseal is a rare find (04/24/11)
Goldenseal is a native woodland plant found in parts of southeastern Canada and northeastern United States. Once widespread and common, its range is diminishing. Today goldenseal is most prevalent in the Appalachian and Ozark mountains. American Indians once used the parts of this plant for medicinal purposes. Even today its yellow roots are sometimes harvested for medical use. This has lead to overharvesting of wild goldenseal, whose roots once brought a premium price in the marketplace...
Rachel Shell (04/24/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Rachel B. Shell, 89, of Marble Hill died April 21, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Baker Cemetery...
Victor Brant (04/24/11)
Victor L. Brant, 89, of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, April 21, 2011, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 14, 1922 in Ancell to Iven D. and Clara E. Diebold Brant. He and Willie B. Sherwood were married March 8, 1950, at Eunice, N.M...
Hester Glueck (04/24/11)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Hester Glueck, 78, of New Hamburg died Friday, April 22, 2011, at Chaffee (Mo.) Nursing Center. She was born in Fornfelt, one of triplets born to the late Lester and Nona Bell Lincoln Welker. She married Glen C. Glueck on Aug. 12, 1950, and he passed away Oct. 29, 1976...
Births 4/24/11 (04/24/11)
Son to Scott and Lisa J. Blank of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Hospital, 2:07 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2011. Name, Benjamin Will. Weight, 5 pounds, 15 ounces. First child. Mrs. Blank is the former Lisa Orso, daughter of Thomas and Susan Orso of O'Fallon, Mo. She is fiscal and administrative manager with Cottonwood Residential Treatment Center. Blank is the son of Bob and Gaye Blank of Cape Girardeau. He is the owner/operator of Bi-State Oil Co...
Moyers - Robertson (04/24/11)
Ronnie and Pamela Moyers of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Marie Moyers, to Devin Earl Robertson. He is the son of Scot and Jill Robertson of Grinnell, Iowa. Moyers is a 2009 graduate of Jackson High School, and is attending Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Mo...
Stricker - Moss (04/24/11)
Bob and Judy Stricker of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Jean Stricker, to James Larry Moss, both of Scott City. He is the son of Pam and Don Spurlock of Scott City and John and Sheila Moss of Jackson. Stricker is a 2000 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. ...
Jones - Mills (04/24/11)
Dr. Richard Burns and Mercedes Fort of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Fort Jones, to Clark Ryan Mills. He is the son of Steven and Heather Mills of Chatham, Ill. Jones received a juris doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale. She is a partner in the Fort Law Firm, LLC...
Jackson police and fire report 4/24/11 (04/24/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 4/24/11 (04/24/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Out of the past 4/24/11 (04/24/11)
A proposed landfill site adjacent to the existing Cape Girardeau city landfill appears to have the backing of the city council; county commission members say area residents have come to them with concerns about possible contamination of drinking water from the proposed landfill, but the commissioners say they have no authority in the matter...
School menus April 25 to 29 (04/24/11)
MONDAY--Hot dog or ham & cheese on bun, mac & cheese, apple crisp. TUESDAY--Cheeseburger or turkey & cheese on bun, fries, banana. WEDNESDAY--Spaghetti or ham & cheese on bun, broccoli with cheese sauce, french bread, peaches. THURSDAY--Taco salad or turkey & cheese on bun, candied carrots, mixed fruit cup...
Autism awareness spans more than a month (04/24/11)
By Taylor Crowe April is Autism Awareness Month -- except to me and many people I know. For us, every month is Autism Awareness Month because for a person with autism, their family or their teachers, autism awareness is important every single day of the year...
Easter (04/24/11)
A miraculous event 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem changed the world. On this Easter morning, the story is presented again from the Holy Bible (the Gospel according to St. Matthew, Chapter 28):In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. ...
Speak Out 4/24/11 (04/24/11)
JACKSON has the best recycling center. It is clean and easy to separate plastics. Also it is easy to find and it is not out of the way. I may be wrong, but I think Gary Busey's endorsement of Donald Trump will put Trump over the top and secure for him the Republican presidential nomination...
Prayer 4/24/11 (04/24/11)
Lord Jesus, today we celebrate your resurrection and praise you, O God. Amen.
Cape Christian School Honors Jade Samanta (04/24/11)
Cape Christian School would like to recognize Jade Samanta who represented CCS at the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) District Spelling Bee in St. Louis, Missouri in January 2011 where he won First Place in the 5th Grade Level and First Place Overall. ...
Light shines through the trees (04/24/11)
photo of cape rock drive, after the storm went through. light shines through the trees. Cape Girardeau Missouri.
Clouds after the storm (04/24/11)
Clouds after the storm. ~ Missouri.
Happy Birthday (04/24/11)
Happy 4th Birthday to Kendall Reese Burger and Happy 4 months to her little brother Rocky James Burger. At LeBounce for her birthday party!
Happy Easter (04/24/11)
Bailey loves to slip on the bunny ears, die some eggs and hop, hop hop into Easter.
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