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Stories from Sunday, May 8, 2011

'New and strange terrors': More than 70 years ago, Birds Point levee was breached because of icy winter flood (05/08/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A flood is one thing. A flood of biblical proportions is another. But a freezing flood is unmitigated misery. Betty Hearnes remembers. She was 9 in the winter of 1937, when the water took nearly everything. What she remembers most is how cold it was...
Floodwaters fall, but much in Olive Branch still underwater (05/08/11)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Dena Wood pointed to the wood paneling on her living room walls, about 5 feet up. That's how high the water climbed when it burst over Highway 3 early Tuesday morning, destroying the home her family has lived in for more than 15 years...
Corps of Engineers trying to find pumps to drain East Prairie (05/08/11)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- The waters are bulging from their banks along every roadside ditch in town. Front yards have been transformed into tiny lakes, forcing residents to pull on boots just to check their mail.
MoDOT: Latest road closings (05/08/11)
SIKESTON - The Missouri Department of Transportation has closed routes in Southeast Missouri due to the recent flooding. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution and plan alternate routes. Routes that are closed as of 3 p.m. Saturday include: For more information, please contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit the Traveler Information Map at: http://maps.modot.mo.gov/timi/index.aspx......
Farmers allowed back in floodway to inspect properties Monday (05/08/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri farmers and property owners whose land is now under water because of the activation of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway will get their first up-close glimpse of the damage Monday. Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore announced to about 60 residents at a special meeting Friday that he would allow them access to the floodway Monday -- and Tuesday, if necessary -- from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m...
Blanchard kindergartners release butterflies they nurtured (05/08/11)
The curriculum is about life cycles of the butterfly, but the little ones in Crystal Williams' kindergarten class learned a life lesson Friday morning -- all about watching something grow to let something beautiful go. At about 9:15 a.m., the 24 Blanchard Elementary School kindergartners released five Painted Lady butterflies that the students, with the help of their teacher, helped nourish and nurture through three of the four stages of the insect's life cycle. ...
National Guard soldiers rescued after getting stuck in floodway (05/08/11)
WYATT, Mo. -- A Black Hawk helicopter airlifted 23 soldiers and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers to safety this morning after a night spent on a levee in the floodwaters near Wyatt in Mississippi County.
Five Leadership Cape groups pitch community ideas at First Friday (05/08/11)
If each of the five ideas presented Friday morning at the Show Me Center were to come true, patients and their families with prolonged stays in Cape Girardeau hospitals could find affordable lodging during their health crisis. Upon getting better, they could use free citywide Wi-Fi to access a new destination-type website. ...
Ky. optimistic state has seen worst of flooding (05/08/11)
HICKMAN, Ky. -- As Memphis readied for the mighty Mississippi to bring its furor to town, some Kentucky residents upstream returned to their homes Saturday, optimistic the levees would hold and that they had seen the worst of the flooding.
State announces flood insurance information site (05/08/11)
The Missouri Department of Insurance has put together information about insurance claims for flood damage at its website, http://insurance.mo.gov/consumer/weather/floodresources.htm. The online resources include details for how flood damage is covered, depending on whether it affects homes, cars or crops...
Ramsey Creek bridge work starts Tuesday (05/08/11)
Work to replace the U.S. 61 bridge over Ramsey Creek in Cape Girardeau County will begin Tuesday, weather permitting. Five 130-foot bridge beams will be transported to the construction site on southbound Kingshighway from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. that day. ...
I-55 reduced to one lane for bridge repairs (05/08/11)
North- and southbound Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane next week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge repairs. The bridge is at Highway 105, the span over U.S. 61 at Fruitland. Weather permitting, work will begin Wednesday at 7 a.m., and the bridge will reopen Friday at noon...
Pipe work closes Route J in Perry County (05/08/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route J between Highway 51 and County Road 720 in Perry County will be closed Wednesday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the road. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m...
Bridge replacement on Route W beginning (05/08/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Work to replace the Route W bridge over the District 3 Main Ditch in Scott County is scheduled to begin Monday, weather permitting. As construction is underway, the road will remain closed from Route CC to Highway 77. Completion is anticipated in late June. ...
Club news 5/8/11 (05/08/11)
The Oak Ridge FCE Homemakers Club met April 19 with an Easter and spring theme. There were 10 members present at the home of Barbara Barks. Club president Jean Rehak called the meeting to order. A poem written by Joanna Fuchs, "Easter Joy," was read by Barbara Barks as part of the devotion...
Mo. lawmakers advance texting-while-driving ban (05/08/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's ban on sending and reading text messages while driving would be expanded to all drivers under legislation moving to the Missouri Senate with one week left in the legislative session. The measure has become part of a larger public safety bill that passed the House last month and is pending before a Senate committee this week...
New K.C. housing is for grandfamilies (05/08/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A new housing project in Kansas City is devoted to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Pemberton Park is one of a handful of housing projects of its kind across the country and the first like it in the Kansas City area. Kansas City Housing Authority officials say it's devoted to "grandfamilies" -- families in which grandparents or other relatives 55 and older raise children from their extended families, according to The Kansas City Star...
Candid videos show rare view of unkempt bin Laden (05/08/11)
WASHINGTON -- From a shabby, makeshift office, he ran a global terrorist empire. The world's most wanted man watched newscasts of himself from a tiny television perched atop a rickety old desk cluttered with wires. For years, the world only saw Osama bin Laden in the rare propaganda videos that trickled out, the ones portraying him as a charismatic religious figure unfazed by being the target of a worldwide manhunt...
Automatic budget cuts have spotty record on federal level (05/08/11)
WASHINGTON -- Congress and President Barack Obama are proposing ways to automatically trigger budget savings if they can't rein in deficits the old-fashioned way, by enacting laws to cut spending or raise taxes. Similar efforts in the past have a spotty record...
Volunteers pour in to help tornado-ravaged Alabama (05/08/11)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Thousands of volunteers flooded the hard-hit home of the University of Alabama with chain saws, wrecking bars and food Saturday, offering help and hugs to tornado victims and causing traffic tie-ups reminiscent of a fall football weekend...
Fannie Mae reports $8.69B loss for quarter 1 (05/08/11)
WASHINGTON -- Mortgage buyer Fannie Mae reported a loss of $8.7 billion for the January-March quarter and asked for an additional $8.5 billion in federal aid. The new request is more than three times the $2.6 billion in government aid it sought in the final three months of last year...
Gas prices to fall as oil joins commodities plunge (05/08/11)
NEW YORK -- Investors hit the brakes on oil, gold, silver and food prices. Last week's sharp sell-off doesn't mean commodity prices' rise over the last several months is over, but it is good news for anyone planning a road trip this summer. Oil prices fell 15 percent last week, the steepest decline in two and a half years, just as average U.S. ...
Gadhafi forces bomb fuel depot in rebel-held city (05/08/11)
BENGHAZI, Libya -- Moammar Gadhafi's forces rocketed the main fuel depot in Misrata on Saturday, intensifying a two-month siege on the rebel-held city that has claimed many civilian lives and prompted warnings of a humanitarian crisis. Government forces sent Grad rockets slamming into the depot, which contains vital stores of fuel for cars, trucks, ships and generators powering hospitals and other key sites in a city left darkened by electricity cuts, residents said...
Venice gets first papal visit in more than two decades (05/08/11)
VENICE, Italy -- Pope Benedict XVI greeted thousands of faithful packed into Venice's St. Mark's Square Saturday for a pastoral visit, the first by a pope since his predecessor John Paul II plied the canals 26 years ago in a gondola styled for Venice's Byzantine-era rulers...
Cubans to learn more about changes to their economy (05/08/11)
HAVANA -- Cubans will soon get their first look at the details of highly anticipated economic changes that were approved at last month's Communist Party Congress, official news media said Saturday. An announcement in party newspaper Granma said copies of the document will be available for four cents starting Monday in newsstands and post offices. A 48-page explanation of the guidelines and what changes have been made from last year's draft proposal will also go on sale, for eight cents...
Taliban attack government installations in Afghanistan (05/08/11)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- The Taliban unleashed a major assault Saturday on government buildings throughout Afghanistan's main southern city, an attack that cast doubt on how successful the U.S.-led coalition has been in its nearly yearlong military campaign to establish security and stability in the former Taliban stronghold...
Ivory Coast begins questioning former leader who ignored election results (05/08/11)
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- An official in Ivory Coast says the arrested strongman has been questioned for the first time over human rights abuses committed while he was in power. Prosecutor Simplice Kouadio Koffi says Laurent Gbagbo was questioned Saturday by judicial officials and that his French lawyers were not present. He said Gbagbo's French lawyers were turned away Friday for not having proper visas. He saie Gbagbo's wife will be questioned today...
Central's Deisher sails to school-record heights in pole vault at SEMO North Conference meet (05/08/11)
The Central boys team won Friday's SEMO North Conference track and field meet.
High school track roundup: Scott City boys capture district championship (05/08/11)
All the track and field scores from Saturday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Central's Connell, Jackson's Werner earn trips to state golf meet (05/08/11)
Central's Corey Connell and Jackson's Tanner Werner advanced from Friday's Class 4 Sectional 1 golf meet.
Notre Dame track team finishes fourth at Hillsboro meet (05/08/11)
Notre Dame sophomore Jessica Menz set a school record in winning the discus at the Hillsboro Invitational on Friday.
High school roundup: Central baseball team escapes with win in eight innings (05/08/11)
All the scores from Friday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Jackson girls soccer team fights off St. Vincent on penalty kicks (05/08/11)
The Jackson girls soccer team defeated St. Vincent on penalty kicks Friday.
Fill-in starter excels in Oran baseball team's win vs. Chaffee (05/08/11)
Senior Zac Chasteen led the Oran baseball team to a 3-2 victory over Chaffee on Friday.
Dickerson leads Jackson girls to conference title (05/08/11)
Nothing seems to stop Jackson junior Taylor Dickerson when it comes to running these days. Dickerson recently ran for student body president at Jackson High School for next school year. She won. Dickerson was running again Friday. This time on the track at the SEMO North Conference track and field meet at Jackson Junior High School...
Southeast Missouri State softball team sits a game out of third place in OVC (05/08/11)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team split Saturday's doubleheader with Eastern Kentucky.
Southeast Missouri State teams grab second at OVC track meet (05/08/11)
Southeast Missouri State finished second in both divisions during the Ohio Valley Conference outdoor track and field championships Friday and Saturday in Murray, Ky.
Southeast Missouri State baseball outfielder Adamson earns academic honor (05/08/11)
Southeast Missouri State senior left fielder Michael Adamson was named to the Capital One Academic All-District first team.
Area digest 5/8/11 (05/08/11)
Colby Rushing won the stock division, while Jeston Deworck won the super stock at the Cape Girardeau Rotary Club's soap-box derby Saturday. Results Stock Division -- 1. Colby Rushing; 2. Reyt Middleton; 3. Camdyn Shemonic; 4. Justin Litzelfelner...
Garcia dominates Brewers in Cardinals' Friday win (05/08/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Jaime Garcia had so much movement on his fastball that teammate Ryan Theriot said he could have beaten any team with just that pitch. Garcia carried a perfect game into the eighth inning and finished with a two-hitter, dominating the punchless Milwaukee Brewers with his other pitches, too, in a 6-0 victory for the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night...
Brewers' Gallardo outduels Cardinals' Lohse (05/08/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Kyle Lohse regained his form one start after his 22-inning scoreless streak ended. He just couldn't quite match Yovani Gallardo. The St. Louis Cardinals right-hander allowed only one run in eight innings but left trailing against a pitcher who carried a no-hitter into the eighth in the Milwaukee Brewers' 4-0 victory Saturday...
Mother's helpers: Birthright provides guidance, support, supplies to moms (05/08/11)
Some mothers around Southeast Missouri will celebrate Mother's Day with a new outlook on life, thanks to the efforts of Birthright and other agencies in Cape Girardeau. Carol Berens with Birthright has an enthusiasm when she speaks about helping new mothers, but the task keeps her busy...
'A place filled with love:' Roethemeyer has served as pastor since 1988 (05/08/11)
The Rev. Sam Roethemeyer has served as the pastor at Emanuel United Church of Christ, 304 E. Adams St. in Jackson, since 1988. In those nearly 23 years, Roethemeyer says, he has seen many people grow up in the church and become leaders in both the church and the community. ...
Adopt Talula (05/08/11)
Adopt Duke (05/08/11)
FYI 5/8/11 (05/08/11)
Karen Linduska, who works at Calico Country quilt shop in Carbondale, Ill., will present a program called "Painting with Thread" at 6:45 p.m. Monday at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. She is the guest for the River Heritage Quilt Guild's May meeting. For more information on the program, contact Vickie Howard at 335-3356...
In this world, you will have troubles to overcome (05/08/11)
This isn't exactly the biblical promise that most of us gravitate toward for encouragement. It would be more than fair to say that when people, even people who do not necessarily believe in God, look to the Bible for inspiration only to find the promise of trouble, it is not exactly the boost they are looking for. If trouble is certain the question for our lives quickly becomes not "why do we have troubles?" but" how do address them when they come?"...
Why do things happen? (05/08/11)
"Why do things happen?" said Tom, the little boy in the back seat. We were driving around the area and looking at the results of various forces of nature, and I, too, wondered, "Why do things happen?" Although it looked like bad things happened, God probably held a different view. ...
Pet of the week 5-8 (05/08/11)
Pet name: Scooby Doo Owner: Justin Grayson Favorite activity: Laying around. ...
Missouri man walking Trail of Tears to preserve history (05/08/11)
PARK HILLS, Mo. -- He is a Comanche and a Kiowa recreating a trail of Cherokee tears, but the names of the tribes are not the important thing, Ron Cooper says. The tears all had the same salt and copper tang, no matter which tribe shed them. "The Trail of Tears is all part of the same story," Cooper said. ...
Protecting pets from heartworm (05/08/11)
LOS ANGELES -- On an X-ray, if your dog's heart looks like it's clogged with cooked spaghetti, the diagnosis is likely to be heartworm. Heartworm is transmitted by mosquitoes and can be prevented by a prescription pill. It's endemic to the Southeast, and veterinarians agree that pet owners in this region -- especially those along the Mississippi River -- must give their animals preventive medicine year-round or face a strong risk that their pets will contract a disease that's fatal if untreated.. ...
McDonald's donates portion of proceeds to American Red Cross (05/08/11)
McDonald's on Williams Street recently hosted a night when 25 percent of the proceeds collected between 4 and 8 p.m. were donated to the Southeast Missouri chapter of the Red Cross. The restaurant raised $650 for the Red Cross. Pictured from left are Sara Gerau and Cheryl Klueppel from the Red Cross, McDonald's store manager Carol Limbaugh and McDonald's area supervisor Cheryl Farrow...
VFW Post 3838 donates $500 to Shriner's Hospital for Children (05/08/11)
At the March meeting of VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau, a motion was made and approved to give $500 to Shriner's Hospital for Children in St. Louis. Pictured from left are E.W. Robbison, chairman of the House Committee for Post 3838, presenting a $500 check to Clem Crain, past commander of the Cape Shriners...
Teams help flood victims (05/08/11)
Members of local baseball teams stepped up to help communities with flood devastation. The Sikeston Bulldogs, Scott County Central Braves and Charleston Bluejays all had members helping out. The Bulldogs sandbagged houses last week with help from the sandbagging station at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo grounds. ...
Generous VFW (05/08/11)
At the March meeting of VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau, a motion was made and approved to give $500 to Shriner's Hospital for Children in St. Louis. Pictured from left are E.W. Robbison, chairman of the House Committee for Post 3838, presenting a $500 check to Clem Crain, past commander of the Cape Shriners...
Lasso in the rain (05/08/11)
While out recently on a rainy April morning, I was surprised to see this interesting if not poetic configuration of a vine encircling the top of a sassafras shoot. I thought this to be a timely sight with all the heavy rain and flooding we have been having...
Mary Jo Westrich (05/08/11)
Mary Jo Westrich, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, May 6, 2011, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born Sept. 16, 1933 in Thebes, Ill., the daughter of Merlin C. and Mary C. Roberts Willett. She and Walter Westrich were married Oct. 27, 1958, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death June 18, 2010...
Lucille Ford (05/08/11)
Lucille Ford, 87, of Jackson died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Sam Vinyard (05/08/11)
Sam Vinyard, 90, of Jackson died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Clara Sitzes (05/08/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Clara Charlene Sitzes, 87, of Kokomo, Ind., and formerly of Glenallen, Mo., died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at the Fairmont Nursing Home in Kokomo. She was born Nov. 17, 1923 in Carryville, Ark., daughter of William Harvey and Nellie Smith Simmons. She and Willard "Jim" Leo Sitzes were united in marriage Dec. 14, 1942. He passed away Sept. 11, 2008...
Births 5/8/11 (05/08/11)
Son to Michael Manuel and Tonya Michelle Pesina of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 6:03 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Name, Michael Manuel. Weight, 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Pesina is the former Tonya Hammett, daughter of Deanna Bayless of Dexter, Mo., and Charles Hammett. Pesina is the son of Olivia Pesina of Jackson and Larry Houchins of Bloomfield, Mo. He is employed at Buffalo Wild Wings...
Goodman - Essner (05/08/11)
Malerie Phillips Goodman and Brent Michael Essner were united in marriage Oct. 2, 2010, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The Rev. Gary Hoffstetter of Christ Lutheran Church in Gordonville performed the ceremony. Readers were Cindy Seyer of Jackson and Christy Phillips of St. Louis, godmothers of the bride, and Donna Scherer of Kelso, Mo., godmother of the groom. Organist was Matt Palisch and vocalist was Robyn Hosp...
Essner - Scroggins (05/08/11)
Renee Catherine Essner and Matthew Ryan Scroggins were married July 17, 2010, at St. Augustine Church in Kelso, Mo. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Organist was Hope Essner of Kelso. Vocalists were Roger Seyer of New York, Teresa Givens of Cape Girardeau, and Amanda Houp of Willard, Mo...
Messmer - Cooley (05/08/11)
Cabrina and Tracy Messmer of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Renee Messmer, to Joshua Dibrell Cooley. He is the son of John and Lisa Cooley of Jackson. Messmer is pursuing a degree in early childhood at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Just Babies in Cape Girardeau...
Parrish - Heirbaut (05/08/11)
Buddy and Marsha Parrish of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Tammy Marie Parrish, formerly of New York City, to Jim Marinus Florentinus Heirbaut of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is the son of Peter and Adrie Heirbaut of Wouw, The Netherlands...
Hrabik - Kochert (05/08/11)
Robert and Linda Hrabik of Oak Ridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Hrabik, to Joseph Kochert, both of Columbia, Mo. He is the son of Steve and Jamie Kochert of Columbia. Hrabik is a 2002 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in fisheries and wildlife from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2006. She is employed by Engineering Surveys and Services in Columbia...
Bundaog - Johnson (05/08/11)
Mr. and Mrs. Agustin B. Bundaog of Dapitan City, Philippines, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nelia G. Bundaog, to Kent Johnson. He is the son of Bettie Johnson of Jackson, and the late Ernest Johnson of Cairo, Ill. Bundaog is a graduate of Jose Rizal University. She is a secretary at Soriano and Associates Ltd. in Manila...
Zoellner - Holzum (05/08/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Steve and Gail Zoellner of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Zoellner, to Kevin Holzum. He is the son of Melvin and Dianne Holzum of Leopold, Mo. Zoellner received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Truman State University, and a master's degree in business from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed by Zoellner Construction Co...
Parres - Bollinger (05/08/11)
Thomas and Debora Parres Jr. of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Danielle Parres, to Seth Zachary Bollinger. He is the son of David and Debra Bollinger of Jackson. Parres is a 2006 graduate of Jackson High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from Southeast Missouri State University in December. She is a Kids Plus attendant at Fitness Plus in Cape Girardeau...
James - 50 years (05/08/11)
Mr. and Mrs. Milton James of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner Feb. 5, 2011, at St. Paul Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Hosts were their children and grandson. James and Arlene Petzoldt were married Feb. 5, 1961, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, by the Rev. Walter Keisker. They were the last couple to get married in the old St. Paul Church...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/8/11 (05/08/11)
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. DWI n Robert McGraw, 44, Cape Girardeau, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrants for failing to appear for driving while intoxicated and for no operator's license...
Jackson police report 5/8/11 (05/08/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Out of the past 5/8/11 (05/08/11)
The Capahas will be able to play baseball as usual in Capaha Park this year; the Cape Girardeau City Council last night voted to waive a requirement that the club carry liability insurance; Jess Bolen, manager of the team, said purchase of the insurance would cause a financial hardship on the Caps...
School menus May 9 to 13 (05/08/11)
MONDAY--Corn dog or ham & cheese on bun, corn, pears, chocolate ice milk bar. TUESDAY--Cheeseburger or turkey & cheese on bun, fries, mixed fruit cup. WEDNESDAY--Spaghetti or ham & cheese on bun, vegetable blend with cheese, garlic breadstick, peaches...
What Osama bin Laden's killing means going forward (05/08/11)
By Dr. Wayne H. Bowen The killing of Osama bin Laden was an unequivocal victory for the United States, the West and the more than 90 percent of Muslims worldwide -- as measured in elections and polling -- who do not support global jihad. He was the most public enemy of western civilization, destroyed the World Trade Center, attacked the Pentagon, and inspired attacks by local al-Qaida affiliates throughout the world, killing tens of thousands, mostly Muslims. ...
Mother's Day (05/08/11)
Eighteenth-century woman Martha Ballard coined a now popular phrase in her journal Nov. 26, 1795, "A woman's work is never done as ye song says, and happy She whose strength holds out to the end..." For mothers, this phrase is all to fitting considering the juggling act many sustain. From raising children to managing a household to working outside the home, many of today's mothers are nothing short of a modern day superhero...
Speak Out 5/8/11 (05/08/11)
I, too, believe tea partiers are troublemakers. This is America. If you don't like the way it's run, vote your mind not your party. Running around with anti-government signs only influences our children in a negative way, and I'm sure they will be the first in line for disaster checks from, you guessed it, the government...
Prayer 5/8/11 (05/08/11)
We praise you, O Lord, for you give us beauty for ashes. Amen.
Celebrity Impersonator Show Opens Downtown Cape (05/08/11)
Professional Reba McEntire Tribute Artist, Mr. Brad Fennel, has now opened his own Celebrity Impersonation/Variety Show at the Buckner Brewing Company 'River View Room', in Downtown Cape Girardeau, MO. Mr. Fennel has appeared as Reba in professional casino look-a-like shows in Tunica MS, Lake Tahoe NV, Ft. Lauderdale FL, and on the Dutch Island of Aruba. He's also been seen on The Sally Jesse Raphael Show, and KFVS-12...
Boys & Girls Club in the Running for $50,000 Grant (05/08/11)
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, May 7, 2011 -- The Boys & Girls Club of Cape Girardeau is currently battling it out in the Pepsi Refresh Project to win one of ten $50,000 grants. In the past few days we have dropped from 9th place to 85th. We need publicity! With the recent bad luck of Southeast Missouri, we see this as a good way to lighten the mood...
cow by pond (05/08/11)
cow by pond
Goldfinch On Feeder (05/08/11)
goldfinch on feeder
bin by the water (05/08/11)
rising waters approaching a series of grain bins in Mississippi County Missouri
Hubbard House (Allstun Farms) Dorena, MO (05/08/11)
Aerial view of the Hubbard House (Allstun Farms) in Dorena, MO. Location Hwy 102 and "YY" junction. House was built in 1939.
Hubbard House (Allstun Farms) Dorena, MO (pic#2) (05/08/11)
Aerial photo of the Hubbard House (Allstun Farms) 2nd Photo. Hwy 102 and "YY" junction. House built in 1939.
Bruce Larkin House. Dorena, MO (05/08/11)
House under water from Birds Point Levee break.
Choate Farms (05/08/11)
Farm under water from Bird Point Levee Break.

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