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Stories from Sunday, May 1, 2011

Illinois official criticizes Missouri filing with Supreme Court (05/01/11)
CAIRO, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says Missouri is making "yet another unfortunate and legally unjustified attempt" at keeping federal authorities from protecting Illinoisans. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Sunday to block federal officials from destroying a Mississippi River levee as they try to prevent flooding in the small Illinois city of Cairo...
Red Cross shelters open in Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois (05/01/11)
The American Red Cross announced it had the following shelters open for flood victims in Southeast Missouri as of Sunday morning: n Osage Centre, 1625 N. Kingshighway. Twelve people were in the shelter overnight Saturday. n Advance High School Gym, 201 E. School St. Advance...
Morehouse flooding exacerbated by state-built levee to save U.S. 60 (05/01/11)
MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- The floodwaters crept into Scottie Parks' home as he slept. He woke up and put his feet into 6 inches of it. "Now it's throughout my entire house," said Parks, the assistant fire chief. "It's ruined. We've lost everything." Morehouse, a community of about 1,000 people, is about six miles from Sikeston in New Madrid County. ...
Corps general orders barges in position for possible Birds Point levee breach (05/01/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- With the rains returning and the flood gauge at Cairo, Ill., expected to match all-time highs by Monday, Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh gave the order Saturday to move barges carrying 250 tons of explosives to Wickliffe, Ky., putting them in position to blow the Birds Point levee in Mississippi County.
Cairo mayor issues order for mandatory evacuation (05/01/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The mayor of Cairo ordered everyone in the city to leave by midnight on Saturday afternoon, just hours after meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers commander of area flood-control operations.
Cape Girardeau school bus bid comes with prices not seen in years (05/01/11)
The Cape Girardeau School District's new three-year contract with its longtime transportation services provider comes with competitive prices not seen in years, according to a district official. Last week, the Cape Girardeau School Board unanimously approved the agreement with Cincinnati-based First Student Inc., the low bidder...
Floodwaters close 15 Cape streets, are receding at Dutchtown (05/01/11)
Robert Jones is waiting. He's watching as the water creeps closer and closer to his home at the corner of Spanish and Second streets in Cape Girardeau. "I'm holding my own," he said Friday. For three days, he's been pumping out water from the ever-sprawling Mississippi River as it seeps into his basement...
Elk reintroduction delayed for further testing (05/01/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The reintroduction of elk to the state of Missouri has been delayed so extended health tests can be completed. The herd of elk, which was scheduled to be released at Peck Ranch Conservation Area this weekend, being held to an undetermined date while testing is completed on one of the animals in the herd whose initial tests were termed "inconclusive." The elk are currently being held in Kentucky while they wait to be brought into the state...
If word comes ... Corps of Engineers ready to blow levee (05/01/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stands ready to launch a precise, technical -- and hopefully highly effective -- 48-hour operation that will begin with barges of explosives moving upriver and culminate with the ebbing of unforgiving floodwaters through the floodway's reach...
Southern Illinois locked in battle with two rivers (05/01/11)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- The river is winning. For the flood fighters who spent three days trying to save the Mel Grah subdivision in this small Southern Illinois farming community, the water began to feel like an aggressive cancer of the land, its appetite insatiable...
Nixon vetoes redistricting map; GOP planning override attempt (05/01/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon rejected a proposed congressional redistricting map on Saturday and urged lawmakers to come up with a new plan that better represents "all regions of the state" within two weeks.
Morehouse school to temporarily relocate because of flooding (05/01/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Due to flooding in Morehouse, students and staff of the town's school will temporarily operate out of other Sikeston buildings beginning Monday. Sikeston superintendent Steve Borgsmiller said students in Morehouse Elementary's first through fourth grades will attend classes at the Alternative Center, 835 W. Murray Lane, while kindergarten students will attend the Kindergarten Center, 1310 E. Salcedo Road...
Cape Girardeau man charged for damage to city jail (05/01/11)
A Cape Girardeau man was charged with a felony for allegedly damaging the Cape Girardeau city jail early Friday morning. According to Darin Hickey, spokesman for the Cape Girardeau Police Department, Travis Shavers, 27, was on a 24-hour hold at the jail for another pending case when he became very angry...
Former Woodland principal arraigned on domestic assault charge (05/01/11)
The Woodland High School principal accused of assaulting his girlfriend at a principals' conference was arraigned Thursday in Camden County (Mo.) Circuit Court. Hershel Delane Beckwith is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m., June 27, before Judge Bruce Colyer, according to a an official with the court...
Appeals court won't block plan to blow Birds Point levee (05/01/11)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A federal appeals court cleared the way Saturday for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to blow a hole through a Mississippi River levee in Missouri to try to prevent flooding in a small southern Illinois town.
Mississippi County government: Levee breach would come at huge cost (05/01/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Covering the local share of the cost to deal with infrastructure damage from backwater flooding will be tough for Mississippi County. A breach at Birds Point would be devastating. "Over the last four or five days, all the new business is the water," Commissioner Steve Jones said during their regular weekly meeting Thursday...
Lexington Avenue repairs to begin Monday (05/01/11)
Repair work on Lexington Avenue from West Cape Rock Drive to Old Sprigg Street Road will begin Monday and end, weather permitting, by May 16. Work will start in the eastbound lane and will last about one week. Eastbound traffic will be detoured north onto West Cape Rock Drive, then south onto Old Sprigg Street Road, ending at Lexington Avenue. ...
Gaslight sing canceled (05/01/11)
Southeast Missourian The 15th annual Apple Creek Gaslight Sing that was going to be held today has been canceled because the weather has made parking too difficult.
Club news (05/01/11)
The Nancy Hunter Chapter NSDAR met Thursday at Cape Girardeau Public Library. Sheila Holloway, regent, led the group in the rituals plus read "The Indian Minutes." Jackie Lowes read the President General's message. LaFern Stiver gave the treasur's report and Catherine Allison read the minutes. Both were approved...
Volunteers tend to victims in storm-ravaged South (05/01/11)
PRATT CITY, Ala. -- Whether it's refilling blood-pressure medicine or patrolling neighborhoods in a grocery-filled pickup truck, tornado victims in splintered Southern towns say volunteers are ensuring they're well-fed and warm at night. At least a few, though, say they need more from the government: Help getting into their homes and cleaning up endless debris...
Salon can challenge Arizona rules on fish pedicure (05/01/11)
PHOENIX -- An Arizona appeals court says a business owner is entitled to challenge the constitutionality of state rules barring her from using fish in her salon pedicures. The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Friday that Cindy Vong can sue over the Arizona Board of Cosmetology's threat to pull her license if she didn't stop offering the pedicure, which uses fish to eat dead skin off clients' feet...
Strike kills Gadhafi's son, but leader escapes (05/01/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- A NATO missile struck a house in Tripoli where Moammar Gadhafi and his wife were staying on Saturday, missing the Libyan leader but killing his youngest son and three grandchildren, a government spokesman said. Seif al-Arab Gadhafi was the sixth son of Gadhafi and brother of the better known Seif al-Islam Gadhafi. The younger Gadhafi had spent much of his time in Germany in recent years...
Iraqi lawmakers OK $400M payment to Americans (05/01/11)
BAGHDAD -- Iraqi lawmakers approved a controversial $400 million settlement Saturday for Americans who claim they were abused by Saddam Hussein's regime during the 1990 invasion of Kuwait. The settlement is part of a deal reached between Baghdad and Washington last year to end years of legal battles by U.S. citizens who claim they were tortured or traumatized, including hundreds held as human shields...
Many gather at vigil for John Paul (05/01/11)
ROME -- Thousands of young people flooded an ancient Roman field Saturday for an all-night prayer vigil honoring Pope John Paul II on the eve of his beatification, remembering his teachings, travels and his own suffering. Pilgrims waving flags from Poland, Spain Germany and Brazil filled the Circus Maximus, which twinkled with the light of thousands of candles as choirs from John Paul's native Poland, the Philippines and Italy sang. ...
Prince William marries Kate while billions watch worldwide (05/01/11)
LONDON -- With not one but two kisses and tender whispered words, Prince William and Kate Middleton smiled and blushed Friday as they started their life as future king and queen. A day of seamless pageantry inspired hopes that this royal couple might live happily ever after...
Afghan Taliban says spring offensive underway today (05/01/11)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The spring fighting season in Afghanistan geared up this weekend with a war of words. The Taliban announced they will begin their spring offensive today, pledging to attack military bases, convoys and Afghan officials, including members of the peace council working to reconcile with top insurgent leaders. Saturday's declaration came a day after a new Pentagon report claimed the militants were experiencing low morale after suffering heavy losses on the battlefield...
Hayes delivers key blow in Notre Dame baseball team's win vs. Jackson in SEMO Conference tourney semifinal (05/01/11)
The Notre Dame baseball team defeated Jackson 9-3 on Saturday.
Central baseball team falls 2-1 to Kennett on seventh-inning hit in SEMO Conference tourney semifinal (05/01/11)
The Central baseball team lost to Kennett 2-1 on Saturday.
High school roundup: Oran baseball team remains perfect despite not capturing Chaffee tourney crown (05/01/11)
All the scores from Saturday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Solid fundamentals key to Central baseball team's 5-1 victory over Sikeston in SEMO Conference tourney opener (05/01/11)
The Central baseball team defeated Sikeston 5-1 on Friday
High school roundup: Woodland baseball team knocks off Scott City (05/01/11)
All the scores from Friday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Jackson baseball team scratches out win vs. Poplar Bluff in SEMO Conference tourney opening-round game (05/01/11)
The Jackson baseball team defeated Poplar Bluff 3-2 on Friday.
Defense bests offense in Southeast Missouri State's spring football game (05/01/11)
The Southeast Missouri State football team wrapped up its spring practices Saturday.
Southeast Missouri State baseball team sweeps Murray State (05/01/11)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team held on to beat Murray State 5-4 in Game 1 then creamed the Thoroughbreds 17-7 in Game 2.
Southeast Missouri State softball team clinches berth in OVC tourney with wins (05/01/11)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team swept host Morehead State to improve to 16-10 in the conference
Espiricueta finishes second in javelin to lead Southeast Missouri State track team (05/01/11)
Senior Samantha Espiricueta finished second in the javelin at the prestigious Drake Relays.
St. Louis selects offensive weapons (05/01/11)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams loaded up on options for new offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels after adding a pass rusher in the first round of the NFL draft. The Rams selected their second straight wide receiver in the fourth round Saturday, taking prolific Greg Salas of Hawaii. They took Wisconsin tight end Lance Kendricks in the second round then added Austin Pettis of Boise State in the third round...
Rams take TE in second round (05/01/11)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams drafted Lance Kendricks of Wisconsin with the 47th overall pick Friday night, adding one of the nation's best tight end prospects to what already appeared to be a team strength. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Kendricks set career highs with 43 receptions for 663 yards and five touchdowns as a senior and averaged 14.7 yards per catch in college. He was the Badgers' top receiver last year with speed in the 4.6-second range...
Laird triples in winner for Cardinals (05/01/11)
ATLANTA -- The St. Louis Cardinals closed the first month of the season with thrilling back-to-back late-inning comebacks. Gerald Laird's ninth-inning triple capped a late rally to give the Cardinals a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday...
NFL rookies wallow in lockout limbo (05/01/11)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- There wasn't much time to celebrate during Christian Ponder's first day as a Minnesota Viking. The Florida State quarterback, drafted 12th overall to take over for the departed Brett Favre, knew time was of the essence when he arrived at team headquarters Friday. He spent all day meeting with coaches and going over Xs and Os while the lockout temporarily was lifted...
Adopt Star (05/01/11)
Adopt Milo (05/01/11)
'Simple hospitality:' Family takes in orphaned girl (05/01/11)
When Jim and Angela Beise made the decision to take a 17-year-old orphaned girl into their home during the summer of 2009, they didn't think it was such a big deal. After all, two of their children had already left home. Even though they still had teenagers Rachel and Michael at home, they had a big house and they had room at the dinner table...
FYI 5/1/11 (05/01/11)
Abbey Road Christian Church will have musical ensembles perform starting at 6:30 p.m. today, May 15 and May 22 in the band shell at Capaha Park. A picnic meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs to this free event. Everyone is invited. Barefoot on Sunday, New Life Singers and the Abbey Road Praise Team will all perform. For more information, call 335-3422...
Hospital staff holds party for patient (05/01/11)
Nurses and staff members at Southeast Hospital surprised patient Gene "Doak" Dawson of Sikeston, Mo., with a "tailgate" party in his room April 21. Dawson is a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and enjoys watching baseball games in his hospital room. Partygoers wore Cardinals gear, decorated the room, ate hot dogs and Cracker Jacks and peanuts and sang "Take me out to the ballgame."...
Notre Dame graduate completes Air Force basic training program (05/01/11)
Air Force Airman Elliott N. Vance graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Vance completed a program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. He graduated from Notre Dame Regional High School in 2005...
68 years together and still smiling (05/01/11)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Some might say the bride robbed the cradle just a bit when Chlora Lemons married Truman Christian 68 years ago. She was his senior by not quite a month, and she was all of 16 years old. The 15- and 16-year-olds got a ride in a 1942 Chevy with friends and a few family members -- seven in all -- on an April day in 1943 to Piggott, Ark., where many young couples of the day traveled to get married. ...
Thompson is the senior minister at Mount Auburn Christian Church (05/01/11)
The Rev. Dan Thompson is the senior minister at Mount Auburn Christian Church, 930 N. Mount Auburn Road. Originally from Crown Point, Ind., he is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and received his theological training at Liberty University and Liberty Theological Seminary. He said he and his wife Lara were high school sweethearts, and they have been blessed with three daughters...
Gardening gifts for mom (05/01/11)
For a lot of moms, the urge to nurture extends to plants and flowers, outdoors and in. So for Mother's Day, instead of getting her a traditional floral arrangement that lasts just a few days, consider other options for or from the garden. If mom spends some of her happiest hours in her backyard garden, you might sign her up for Plantjotter.com's online organizer. ...
Downtown gems included on home and garden tour (05/01/11)
The second annual Downtown Historic Home and Garden Tour will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Seven homes and two bonus properties along with their yards will be showcased during the tour organized by Old Town Cape and sponsored by Realty Executives...
Treating pets for fleas easy, necessary (05/01/11)
LOS ANGELES -- Veterinarian Kim Nicholas lost several patients because fleas sucked the blood out of them. He was skeptical 10 years ago when the first topical treatments came out, but for his patients' sake, he decided to give them a try. A 10-pound cat was brought in covered with thousands of fleas and already suffering from anemia. Nicholas put a dose of the new product on the cat, laid it on a white towel and put it in a kennel...
Cape Girardeau School District receives Distinction in Performace from state (05/01/11)
The Cape Girardeau School District received the Distinction in Performance award from the state of Missouri. The Distinction in Performance recognition is based on the 14 academic performance standards including scores from the state-mandated MAP tests, high school end-of-course exams, graduation rates, ACT scores and other measures...
Cape Girardeau Burger King among those honored for water safety promotion (05/01/11)
The National Water Safety Congress recognized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wappapello Lake and Burger King's Midwest corporate office for promoting public safety. Burger Kings in Festus, Poplar Bluff, Cape Girardeau and Perryville, Mo., Jonesboro and Blytheville in Ark., and Marion, Ill., displayed graphics on digital marquees and messages printed on customer receipts saying, "Buckle up and save lives. ...
St. Mary's fourth-grader among finalists in state handwriting competition (05/01/11)
Sierra Greaser has just been named a state finalist in the Zaner Bloser Handwriting Contest. The fourth-grade student at St. Mary Cathedral School is one of 16 finalists chosen from 220,00 handwriting entries. The winner of the contest will be named in May...
Room in the boat (05/01/11)
This column originally appeared as a Discover Nature blog on semissourian.com/blogs. There was a particular news story during the Hurricane Katrina evacuations in 2005 that grabbed my heart more than others. I don't know who wrote it, or what publication it was in, but there was a little boy who cried after his dog, Biscuit, when he had to evacuate by bus and leave his beloved puppy at home. ...
Keeping goal in focus can overcome negative criticisms (05/01/11)
To this day I have not met anyone who enjoys criticism. Positive criticism from friends can be helpful, but negative criticism is awful. Criticism cuts even deeper when it is aimed toward something that you are deeply and personally invested. In the Old Testament, Nehemiah, by God's good hand, rallied the people of Jerusalem together to begin to rebuild the walls and the gates of the city...
The power to effect change (05/01/11)
Alfred Nobel was appalled at what he read. In 1888, a French newspaper reported erroneously that the Swedish chemist and armaments manufacturer had died. A very much alive Nobel obtained a copy of the report and was startled to read in the obituary the following sentence: "Dr. Alfred Nobel, who became rich by finding ways to kill more people faster than ever before, died yesterday." (Nobel is the inventor of dynamite.)...
Oak trees a favorite host for gall wasps (05/01/11)
Hundreds of species of small wasps called gall wasps live in the forests of North America. Hundreds more species of them are spread worldwide. In Southeast Missouri oak trees are a favorite host plant for gall wasps. A gall (hollow ball-like growth) will develop on an oak leaf after a female gall wasp lays one or more eggs inside the walls of a growing leaf...
Shorty Raines (05/01/11)
Norman Edward "Shorty" Raines, 77, of Scott City passed away Friday, April 29, 2011, at his home. He was born Oct. 30, 1933, in Scott City (Illmo) to Frank and Pauline Leible Raines. He and Betty Louise Burger were married July 11, 1953, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso...
Alice Manes (05/01/11)
Alice Thyr Manes, 91, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Jackson, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at her home. She was born Dec. 24, 1919, in Kansas City, Mo., to David E. and Frances E. Swedlund Thyr. She and Stone Manes were married Nov. 25, 1979, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Beaumont, Texas...
Derickson - Statler (05/01/11)
Elizabeth Derickson and Jeffrey Statler were united in marriage April 9, 2011, at Grace United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ron Watts performed the ceremony. Music was by Tammy Smee of Cape Girardeau, sister of the groom. The bride is the daughter of Juel Derickson of Jackson and Paul and Martha Derickson of Moorestown, N.J. The groom is the son of John and Dorothy Statler of Cape Girardeau...
Horst - Renz (05/01/11)
Jennifer Anne Horst and Nicholas Robert Renz were married Sept. 4, 2010, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The Rev. Robert Henrichs performed the ceremony. Pianist and organist were Matthew and Pat Palisch of Jackson, and vocalist was Matthew Palisch...
Simon - Voelker (05/01/11)
Kimberly Christine Simon and Kenneth Darren Voelker of Cape Girardeau announce their engagement. Simon is a graduate of Fredericktown High School. She is campaign director at United Way of Southeast Missouri. Voelker is a graduate of Jackson High School. He is district manager with J.D. Streett and Co...
Hagene - Reed (05/01/11)
William and Mary Hagene of Smithton, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Bailey Hagene, to Aharon Reed, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of John and Cheri Reed of Cape Girardeau. Hagene is a graduate of Freeburg High School. She received a degree in early childhood education from Southeast Missouri State University. She is lead teacher of the toddler room at Community Day School in Cape Girardeau...
Allgier - Ruch (05/01/11)
Mike Allgier of Portageville, Mo., and Laura Riley of New Madrid, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Courtney Allgier, to Jeremy Len Ruch. He is the son of LeRoy Ruch of Millersville, and the late Anna Lou Ruch. Allgier is a 1999 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School. She received a bachelor's degree in health management from Southeast Missouri State University in 2007. She is activity director at Monticello House in Jackson...
Freed - 25 Years (05/01/11)
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Freed of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a cruise in April to Cozumel, Isla Roatan, Belize, and Cayman Islands. Freed and Kim Givens were married April 26, 1986, in Cape Girardeau. Their attendants were Tammy Huckstep and Jack Huckstep...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/1/11 (05/01/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 5/1/11 (05/01/11)
Cape Girardeau police chief Ray Johnson believes separate dispatching services of the city's police and fire departments could be combined sometime this summer; although nothing has been done that might lead to the merger, Johnson says the city manager has asked him to prepare a proposal on combining the operations...
School menus May 2 to 6 (05/01/11)
Cape Girardeau Elementary MONDAY--Chicken bites & bread or ham & cheese on bun, whipped potatoes, country gravy, mixed fruit cup, Krispy Kreme wafer cookie. TUESDAY--Crispito with nacho cheese sauce or turkey & cheese on bun, corn, banana...
Steve Morse (05/01/11)
How many lives have helped save recently? While most of us probably can't give a definitive answer to that question, Steve Morse can. It's 402. A 70 year-old gentleman from Benton, Mo., Morse has given blood 402 times over the past 42 years. Making the 17-mile trip from his home every other Friday, Morse has selflessly given the equivalent of 50 gallons of blood...
Increase taxes to balance budget (05/01/11)
In the national media there is a great deal of discussion taking place about the federal budget. In this regard it is interesting to look at some of the Congressional Budget Office's information concerning the country's fiscal history. The most recent time the federal budget was balanced during a Republican administration was fiscal year 1960. Eisenhower was president. In this year the top personal tax rate was 91 percent and for corporations it was 52 percent...
Thanks for keeping us safe (05/01/11)
The cast and crew of River City Players' current show "Faith County" were sent into the kitchen at Port Cape Girardeau recently during the tornado warnings. Everyone from the restaurant as well as a large party upstairs was crammed into the kitchen. Thanks to Port for keeping us safe...
Speak Out 5/1/11 (05/01/11)
I'D like to address the person who said tea partiers are trouble makers. Tea partiers want: A) America to be a more self-sufficient country; B) Export more than we import; and C) Have less government and taxes. More government means more taxes. Do we really need more failure to pay for?...
Prayer 5/1/11 (05/01/11)
We rejoice in you, O Lord Jesus, the God of our salvation. Amen.
Annual Childrens Charity Golf Tourney Cancelled (05/01/11)
Due to the continued inclement weather and area flooding the Beacon Health Center (aka SEMO Network Against Sexual Violence) has cancelled its golf tournament scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2011 at Dalhousie. The agency will be rescheduling for a later date...
Commerce MO flooding situation (05/01/11)
From Commerce MO. The flood waters from the Mississippi continue to rise. The community contiues to reel from its devistaion. The water is higher than in both 1993 and 1995. There are two residences that have been evacuated. Sandbags are added daily in an attempt to protect one of them. ...
St. Mary Girl Scouts Receive Religious Award (05/01/11)
On April 28, a special Awards Ceremony was held at Old St. Vincent's Church in Cape Girardeau. Bishop James Vann Johnston, Jr. Sixth Bishop of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese officiated the ceremony. He presented Religious Award Medals to a number of Girl Scouts who completed their official religious recognition program of the Roman Catholic Church...
Caruthersville Humane Society (05/01/11)
The following is a release I received from the Caruthersville Humane Society. For those who may not be aware, Caruthersville is a major receiver of both large and small animals during natural disaster. The past week they have been experiencing a record number of animals being displaced due to the extreme weather conditions...
Wappapello lake Chionia Landing (05/01/11)
Fly over of Wappapello Lake on Friday afternoon. Chionia Landing Parking lot under water.
Rain Rain GO AWAY!! (05/01/11)
This is a picture of PosterCat on the back porch during one of the many recent torrential downpours. Even though he was prepared for the rain with an umbrella, he loves water!!
Hampton Oliver (05/01/11)
Hampton is enjoying the sunshine coming through the window.
Another from Lake Wappapello on the lake (05/01/11)
The red house at the Girl Scout Camp on Lake Wappapello, taken April 30 2011
Light pole at Sundowner Boat Launching Ramp (05/01/11)
Light pole next to the boat launching ramp at the Sundowner parking area
Closer shot of Peoples Creek beach? (05/01/11)
Restrooms at Peoples Creek beach and swimming area
Wappapello Lake, Peoples Creek swimming area (05/01/11)
Saturday afternoon April 30 cruise on Lake Wappapello Peoples Creek swimming area, beach?, picnic pavilion and restrooms
National Guard Relief (05/01/11)
I happened to find this Army Convoy following me down I-55 on Friday. I didn't see them until I took the Nash Road exit to turn around. There were 20-30 vehicles. They went to the Truck stop to fill up with gas. After talking to one of the Army guys, I found out they were heading to Kennett to help out. I thanked him for serving in the many ways that they do and told him to tell the others as well!! Thank God we have them to help in times of distress...
Leader of the Pack (05/01/11)
As you can see, this guy was the head of the convoy. It was really cool to see all these trucks going to help out with the flooding.
Ready to Roll (05/01/11)
The convoy lined up waiting for the rest of the vehicles to get filled up with fuel. Thanks to all servicemen and women serving the U.S. as well as abroad!!
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