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Region making plans to fight flood, help victims; Red Cross calls event 'widespread' (04/25/11)
As rain continues to fall and the Mississippi River continues to rise, several local agencies are working to respond. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri National Guard and American Red Cross were all making plans to help those affected by flooding Monday afternoon...
1,000 residents, fearing levee break, flee homes in Poplar Bluff (04/25/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) -- A thousand residents fled their homes in southern Missouri on Monday as heavy rains falling on saturated ground threatened to break the levee protecting their town. Smaller evacuations also took place from Kentucky to Arkansas as rivers and lakes continued to rise, and it was only expected to get worse...
Nixon activates National Guard to help with flood response (04/25/11)
Gov. Jay Nixon has activated the Missouri National Guard to help with response efforts in Southeast Missouri and other parts of the state affected by flooding. The move, made today, directs Guard units to be deployed immediately to support local emergency agencies. ...
Eighteen immigrants take oath to become U.S. citizens (04/25/11)
Daniel McCarty came to the U.S. from Canada 13 years ago as a self-described college student with "absolutely nothing." Today, he describes the life he's built here quite differently, one that now includes a home, a family and his own business. McCarty said he owes it all to the opportunities he's found in America, which is why on Monday he expressed much gratitude after becoming a U.S. citizen during a naturalization ceremony at the Rush Hudson Limbaugh Sr. U.S. Courthouse in Cape Girardeau...
Flash flooding, river flooding cause concern in region (04/25/11)
With the ground sodden and waterways swollen across Southeast Missouri, the National Weather Service warned that more heavy rain is on the way.
Nash Road falls outside county's fire protection districts (04/25/11)
Given their mission -- to protect lives and property -- firefighters may find it hard to watch a business or residence burn to the ground. But on Nash Road in Cape Girardeau County, the only stretch of county road unincorporated into a fire protection district, the scenario isn't at all unlikely...
Circus brings more than 9,000 to Show Me Center for six shows (04/25/11)
A mixture of comedy, magic, musical and daring acts with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus charmed crowds at six different shows at the Show Me Center this weekend, drawing 9,314 to the venue on the Southeast Missouri State University campus...
MoDOT closes several roads due to flooding (04/25/11)
Several roads and highways have been closed due to flooding. The following is a news release issued by the Missouri Department of Transportation: Flooded Roads in Southeast Missouri Update 2:30 p.m. SIKESTON - The Missouri Department of Transportation has closed routes in Southeast Missouri due to the recent flooding. Several routes have water over them but have not been closed and motorists are urged to use extreme caution and plan alternate routes...
Dobbins gets interest for River Campus hotel idea (04/25/11)
Southeast Missouri State University president Dr. Ken Dobbins' River Campus hotel concept appears to be moving closer to reality. Dobbins said that at least a half a dozen parties from the hospitality industry have shown interest in his plan to build a multistory hotel, which would double as student housing for River Campus students during the academic year...
Jackson to begin restriping project (04/25/11)
The city of Jackson plans to begin the process of restriping city roadways by May 1. Stephen Hendrix, the city's street superintendent, said the process was supposed to begin in early April but had to be pushed back because inclement weather. He said the high traffic areas such as uptown Jackson, school crossings and the walking trail areas, will be the first to receive fresh paint. Major stop areas, east main street and two-way stops will follow in the process...
Work starting May 3 on Ramsey Creek bridge project (04/25/11)
Construction will begin May 3 on the U.S. 61 bridge over Ramsey Creek in Cape Girardeau County, the Missouri Department of Transportation announced recently. Weather permitting, workers will first transport five 130-foot bridge beams to the site between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. ...
Three Rivers president on list for top job at Florida college (04/25/11)
A day after Three Rivers College trustees completed a positive review of the institution's president, information was released Thursday that Dr. Devin Stephenson may have an opportunity to accept a position in Florida. Stephenson is one of 35 people in the running to head Daytona State College. The Daytona Beach, Fla., community college's new president is expected to assume office by July 1, or as soon as possible thereafter...
St. Louis assesses tornado damage (04/25/11)
BRIDGETON, Mo. -- The St. Louis area's most powerful tornado in 44 years rips into an airport and through a densely populated suburban area, destroying up to 100 homes, shattering hundreds of panes of glass at the main terminal and blowing a shuttle bus on top of a roof. Yet no one is killed, or even seriously hurt, and the airport reopens less than 24 hours later. How?...
Missouri lawmakers may renew water fees (04/25/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Senate committee could consider this week whether to reinstate expired fees that had provided more than one-quarter of the funding for Missouri's water regulation programs. The fees expired in December, and that has led to concerns from some that the federal Environmental Protection Agency might eventually take over regulation in Missouri...
Analysis: Missouri prescription drug program could end (04/25/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For a dozen years, Missouri has offered low-income senior citizens some type of aid to pay for their prescription drugs. But that may be about to end. The Missouri Rx Plan, which helps pay the medicine costs of 212,000 seniors and disabled residents, is due to expire Aug. ...
Buildings unplug from water grid (04/25/11)
SEATTLE -- In one of Seattle's most urban neighborhoods, a small elementary school is trying to wean itself off the city's water grid. The classroom toilet composts and treats waste on site rather than flushing it into city sewer pipes. Water washed down sinks doesn't flow into storm drains but recirculates to a 14-foot high wall filled with plants, which will eventually soak it all up. For now, excess flows through the wall...
Scientists fret over BP funds for Gulf research (04/25/11)
NEW ORLEANS -- Scientists say it is taking far too long to dole out millions of dollars in BP funds for badly needed Gulf oil spill research, and it could be too late to assess the crude's impact on pelicans, shrimp and other species by the time studies begin...
NATO strike on Gadhafi compound damages buildings (04/25/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- NATO airstrikes targeted the center of Moammar Gadhafi's seat of power early today, destroying a multistory library and office and badly damaging a reception hall for visiting dignitaries. Gadhafi's whereabouts at the time of the attack on his sprawling Bab al-Azizya compound were unclear. A security official at the scene said four people were lightly hurt...
ND grad sets vault record at Southeast (04/25/11)
Jill schnurbusch established the new school mark at the Mississippi Open
Molina blast powers Redbirds (04/25/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Working on three days' rest for the first time in his career, Jake Westbrook was at his best. Distancing himself from four shaky starts this month, Westbrook threw six innings of three-hit ball in the St. Louis Cardinals' 3-0 victory Sunday night...
Sources: Southeast basketball will face Mizzou (04/25/11)
The college basketball season is more than seven months away but excitement already is building for the Southeast Missouri State men's team. Southeast returns most of its top players from 2010-11, gains the services of Missouri transfer forward Tyler Stone and Missouri State transfer forward Michael Porter and has added several key recruits, including All-American junior college shooting guard Corey Wilford last week...
ReStore moving to larger location (04/25/11)
Habitat for Humanity ReStore is moving, allowing it to nearly double in size. ReStore, previously on North Middle Street in downtown Cape Girardeau, will relocate to 2365 Rust Ave. The store will remain closed until it reopens at its new location at noon May 5...
Talking Shop with the Lysell family of State Beauty Supply (04/25/11)
The Lysell family's wholesale beauty supply business has grown steadily in an economy where many others have struggled. It was recognized as State Beauty Supply Store of the Year for 2010 out of 225 State Beauty Supply stores in 18 states. Siblings John, Lindy and Emilie Lysell started working together 19 years ago and continue to see the business grow...
People on the move 4/25/11 (04/25/11)
Saint Francis Medical Center recently named Lisa Mileur as the administrator of the American Heart Association Training Center. She will report to Marie T. Gladue, director of training and development. Mileur will be responsible for coordination of the training center, including all affiliate training sites and instructors. ...
George Heuring Jr. (04/25/11)
George Heuring Jr., 81, of Scott City died April 23, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo., with parish prayers at 7. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Oliver Clavin officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in St. Augustine Cemetery in Kelso...
Rachel Shell (04/25/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Rachel Bridgett Shell, 89, of Marble Hill, Mo., died Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Lutesville Presbyterian Church in Marble Hill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with Rev. Tom Bass officiating. Burial will be in Baker Cemetery...
Vincent Schwartz (04/25/11)
Vincent Schwartz, 90, of Jackson died Sunday, April 24, 2011, at home. Arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson.
Births 4/25/11 (04/25/11)
Daughter to Christopher Anson Caldwell and Wendy Diane Gadberry of Advance, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 3:17 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2011. Name, Stephanie Afton Dawn. Weight, 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Third child, second daughter. Ms. Gadberry is the daughter of Rhonda Hitt of Nashville, Tenn. She is employed at Bits of Heaven. Caldwell is the son of Mark and Kimberly Stepp and Warren Caldwell of Advance. He is employed by Ed Roper Construction...
Cape Girardeau fire report 4/25/11 (04/25/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Out of the past 4/25/11 (04/25/11)
Beekeeper Charles Terry of Jackson comes to the rescue of Maurine Northcutt, 24 S. Benton St., who discovers a honeybee swarm clinging to the corner of a wheelbarrow in her yard; wearing protective gear, Terry collects the bees and transports them to their new home in Jackson...
Autism support (04/25/11)
There are many day-to-day tasks that we all too often take for granted. Communicating, for example. Cynthia Brown, a Poplar Bluff, Mo., doctor recently spoke of her frustration when at the age of 3, her son Rex could barely speak. But more than a year ago, Brown took her son, now 14, to the Southeast Missouri State University Autism Center for Diagnosis and Treatment. ...
Speak Out 4/25/11 (04/25/11)
SIDEWALKS are a much better idea than bike lanes. Everyone needs to walk more. IT is unconscionable that the Cape Girardeau City Council or other members of the community continually bemoan excessive government spending but lapse into ecstasy to the point of embarrassing expressions of gratitude when we get some free taxpayer money from the state for constructing sidewalks...
Prayer 4/25/11 (04/25/11)
O Heavenly Father, thank you for your protection through the storms of life. Amen.
Heartland Writer's Guild Announces 2011 Conference (04/25/11)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Heartland Writers Guild Announces Its 2011 Conference Heartland Writers Guild P. O. Box 652 Kennett, MO 63857 www.heartlandwriters.org Contact: John Fisher heartlandwriters@yahoo.com 573-888-3620 Jackson, Missouri (April 25, 2011)-The 2011 Heartland Writers Conference will be held June 3, 4 at the Coach House Inn in Sikeston, Missouri. ...
Delta Firefighters rescue trapped driver. (04/25/11)
Delta Firefighters transport the driver of a car who was trapped in a ditch on Cape County Road 249 just north of Missouri Highway EE. The car was driven into water and field debris on the road which splashed onto the windshield and obstructed the drivers view...
flooding in scott city (04/25/11)
my dog almost got swept away in the current
Hubble Creek by Jackson Bait & Tackle (04/25/11)
Raging water during this weeks storms
Scooby Doo (04/25/11)
He is having fun laying around but don't let him fool you he is a cute but yet a little devil lol.
A taste of Spring (04/25/11)
I caught this Majestic Butterfly enjoying sweet nectar from my butterfly bush, I enjoy watching them fly around and like to think of them as Nature's Fairies, I'm not sure what kind it is, but looks real close to a spicebush swallowtail.
Storm Damage at Cairo Airport (04/25/11)
Damage from the windstorm Friday night at the Cairo Airport. Photo is a video frame from a camera mounted on my R.C. Sailplane. The large hangar on the west side was destroyed, and it's debris path can be seen trailing off to the north-east. The other buildings sustained some damage, but survived the storm...
Flood control pays off (04/25/11)
I'm betting this mid-80s flood control project kept water from being three feet deep in the Town Plaza like it was in the old days. http://www.capecentralhigh.com/cape-photos/rains-winds-and-flooding/
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