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Stories from Tuesday, May 10, 2011

USDA hosting flood assistance meetings Friday (05/10/11)
The USDA will host flood assistance information meetings Friday at three locations in Southeast Missouri. Meetings will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in New Madrid; from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Miner Convention Center in Miner; and from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Dexter Eagles Club in Dexter...
MoDOT's latest road closings (05/10/11)
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 1 p.m. 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......
Nixon pledges $25 million for disaster aid (05/10/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is pledging $25 million of state aid to help communities recover from flooding. Nixon said Tuesday that the money will help local governments with rebuilding costs and pay for deploying about 800 Missouri National Guard members who helped with the flood response...
Farmers report severe losses after visiting operations in floodway (05/10/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- When Neal Tinnon hopped into his boat Monday morning, he hoped to come back with word that his buildings were still standing, his diesel tanks were anchored down tight and that his farm cat and her newborn kittens had somehow found safety...
USGS: Damage from breach might be milder than expected (05/10/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A flood expert with the U.S. Geological Survey believes there is a good chance that damage to agricultural land behind the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri won't be as bad as damage from other major levee breaches. The Army Corps of Engineers intentionally breached the Mississippi River levee last week to relieve pressure at Cairo, Ill., and other places. No one will know how bad the damage is until water recedes, and that could be months...
Birthday celebration to benefit Room for One More Child (05/10/11)
She went from a doorstep in South Korea to organizing the runway in Cape Girardeau for a charity that assists families with national and international adoption processes. Nikki Stallion Brewer was discovered in 1973 as an infant on the doorstep of the mayor of BooChun City in South Korea. She lived in two different foster homes in her homeland for the following year and a half. At 21 months old, she was sent to America to live with her adoptive parents...
Cairo city government sets curfew for remaining residents (05/10/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Cairo Mayor Tyrone Coleman has established a curfew for the approximately 100 residents that remain in the city. From 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. no one except emergency personnel may be on the city streets, the city announced in a news release Monday. ...
Corps sending five pumps to floodway (05/10/11)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- The pumps are coming to provide relief to communities near the floodway. East Prairie Mayor Kevin Mainord said he was notified Monday by the U.S. Corps of Engineers that it would send three 18-inch pumps to attack the backwater that has collected in the lower part of St. ...
Sikeston, Mo., man arrested in Iowa on warrant from '85 killing (05/10/11)
ANKENY, Iowa -- Ankeny police have arrested a man wanted for a decades-old killing in Missouri. Officials say Monday that 49-year-old Brian McBenge, of Sikeston, Mo., was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Crawford County, Mo. He's suspected in the 1985 slaying of Harold Messler in St. Charles, Mo...
City to begin hydrant tests today (05/10/11)
The Cape Girardeau Fire Department will test fire hydrants in the city in the coming days. Customers may notice discolored water and a drop in water pressure while the tests run. Pressure should quickly return to normal. Let water flow for a minute and it should run clear. These tests -- which start today and last through May 21 -- are regular maintenance for the city's hydrants...
Floods extend school year for some; districts deal with displaced students (05/10/11)
Students in the Egyptian School District return to school today, nearly two weeks after historic floods washed out classes and some of the communities the school system serves. For many of the students, the classroom will be the one dry, stable home they can count on -- for the foreseeable future anyway...
GOP's right-to-work efforts faltering in state legislatures, including Missouri's (05/10/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Not content to target only public-sector unions, Republican lawmakers in more than one-quarter of the states this year launched their most ambitious attempt in about a generation to break up union shops in factories, offices and other private-sector workplaces...
Four Missouri Science & Technology graduates die in accident (05/10/11)
ROLLA, Mo. -- Relatives were making funeral arrangements from afar Monday for four Indian students from the Missouri University of Science and Technology killed in a weekend wreck while their classmates sat at the hospital bedside of a fifth student who was critically injured...
Akin to decide soon on U.S. Senate race (05/10/11)
Akin to decide soon on U.S. Senate race JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Congressman Todd Akin says he is "very, very serious" about a potential challenge to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and will announce a decision soon. Akin, a Republican, spoke Monday about the potential 2012 Senate race during a visit to Missouri's Capitol. ...
Dead infant found in duffel bag in Mo. pond (05/10/11)
HIGBEE, Mo. -- A Missouri woman has been arrested following the discovery of an infant's body inside a duffel bag floating in a small pond. A man and his girlfriend spotted and retrieved the bag Sunday while walking on private property in central Missouri's Randolph County. Sheriff Mark Nichols said the investigation led Monday to the arrest of a 25-year-old woman from Moberly, Mo., about nine miles from where the baby's body was found...
Photo ID, early voting to appear on ballot (05/10/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri voters will get to decide whether they should be required to show photo identification and whether it should be easier to cast an early ballot. State lawmakers gave final approval Monday to a two-part measure that, if approved by voters in 2012, would amend the state constitution to allow for laws creating an early voting period and a photo ID mandate...
Martin drops Mo. Senate bid to run for Congress (05/10/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican lawyer Ed Martin dropped out of the U.S. Senate race Monday and instead declared that he will run in a newly redrawn congressional district in suburban St. Louis. Martin is the second Republican in two weeks to express an interest in the 2nd Congressional District -- an indication that the incumbent in that district, Republican Todd Akin, may be edging closer to launching a challenge of Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill...
River rising in Memphis, but music landmarks dry (05/10/11)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Mississippi crept toward the highest level ever in the river city, flooding pockets of low-lying neighborhoods and forcing hundreds from their homes, though the water was not threatening the music heartland's most recognizable landmarks, from Graceland to Beale Street...
Biden, Clinton lecture China on human rights (05/10/11)
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton both expressed concerns Monday about the recent security crackdown that has occurred in China. Biden and Clinton jointly raised the issue at the opening session of two days of high level talks between the United States and China. ...
Charity hospitals reach brink of closure (05/10/11)
CHICAGO -- Two charity hospitals in Illinois are facing a life-or-death decision. There's not much left of either of them -- one in Chicago's south suburbs, the other in impoverished East St. Louis -- aside from emergency rooms crowded with patients seeking free care. Now they would like the state's permission to shut down...
Stocks rise with commodity prices (05/10/11)
NEW YORK -- Commodity prices recovered some of last week's losses Monday, helping to lift the stocks of energy and materials companies. The broader market also rose despite new worries about Greece's debt problems. Oil prices once again moved above $100 a barrel and pushed energy stocks higher. ...
Facebook sharing sending readers to news sites (05/10/11)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook is influencing what news gets read online as people use the Internet's most popular hangout to share and recommend content. That's one of the key findings from a study on the flow of traffic to the Web's 25 largest news destinations. The study was released Monday by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism...
Chile plans $7B dam project in Patagonia (05/10/11)
SANTIAGO, Chile -- A $7 billion project to dam two of the world's last remaining wild rivers for electricity was expected to receive environmental approval from a Chilean government commission, despite a groundswell of opposition. At stake is a mostly roadless region of remote southern Patagonia where rainfall is nearly constant and rivers plunge from Andean glaciers to the Pacific Ocean through green valleys and fjords. ...
Quake shifted Japan; towns now flood at high tide (05/10/11)
ISHINOMAKI, Japan -- When water begins to trickle down the streets of her coastal neighborhood, Yoshiko Takahashi knows it is time to hurry home. Twice a day, the flow steadily increases until it is knee-deep, carrying fish and debris by her front door and trapping people in their homes. Those still on the streets slosh through the sea water in rubber boots or on bicycle...
Tensions mount between Pakistan, U.S. (05/10/11)
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's prime minister defended his nation's military and intelligence services Monday and said Pakistan was not solely to blame for the failure to detect Osama bin Laden's presence in a garrison town close to the capital. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, in his first address to parliament since the covert U.S. ...
Perryville girls soccer team rides wind past Poplar Bluff (05/10/11)
The Perryville girls soccer team rallied to defeat Poplar Bluff 3-2 on Monday.
High school roundup: Notre Dame soccer team beats Central 4-0 (05/10/11)
All the scores from Monday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Walks, errors bite Scott City baseball team vs. Poplar Bluff (05/10/11)
Scott City dropped a 17-14 slugfest to Poplar Bluff on Monday.
Missouri college football team loses its second Gabbert (05/10/11)
Redshirt freshman quarterback Tyler Gabbert announced his plans to transfer to another school
Cards find relief with combo in closer role (05/10/11)
ST. LOUIS -- It's been more than a week since Ryan Franklin pitched and the St. Louis Cardinals seem to be doing fine without their deposed closer. The 38-year-old Franklin has been idle since May 1 after blowing four of five save opportunities...
'Idol' alums Abdul, Cowell reteam as judges on Fox's 'The X-Factor' (05/10/11)
NEW YORK -- Paula Abdul will be back at the judging table with Simon Cowell, this time on Fox's "The X Factor," a person familiar with the negotiations said Saturday. Though widely expected, confirmation of Abdul's joining the new singing contest was held up as negotiations continued until the eve of the show's first taping, according to the person familiar with the talks...
A new use for Botox: Treating migraines (05/10/11)
Botox isn't just for wrinkle removal -- it can also treat chronic migraine headaches. While the treatment itself is nothing new, the FDA approval granted last fall is a step forward. "We've known for some period of time that relaxing the head and neck muscles can relieve migraine headaches or reduce the severity quite a bit," said Dr. Matthew Karshner of Southeast Physical Medicine and Physical Rehabilitation...
Study finds higher rate of autism in children (05/10/11)
CHICAGO -- A study in South Korea suggests about 1 in 38 children have traits of autism, higher than a previous U.S. estimate of 1 in 100. By casting a wider net and looking closely at mainstream children, the researchers expected to find a higher rate of autism characteristics. ...
A pizza that you can feel good about indulging in (05/10/11)
Faced with a choice between cheesecake and fruit salad, most of us will ignore our guilt and go with the pleasure. So we decided to create a dessert that would let you have your pleasure without the guilt. The beauty of our strawberry-kiwi dessert pizza is that it looks like it should be a diet buster, but it really isn't...
Henry Griner (05/10/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Henry A. Griner, 72, of Perryville died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at his home. He served 25 years in the U.S. Navy. Private services were held. Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville provided the arrangements.
Jewell Gordon (05/10/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Jewell Gordon, 78, of Chaffee died Monday, May 9, 2011, at the family home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Charles Marshall (05/10/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Charles R. Marshall, 67, of Charleston, formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Friday, April 29, 2011, at his home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. There is no visitation. Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mound City National Cemetery in Mound City, Ill., with Robert D. McCoy officiating. Military honors will be conducted by area veterans organizations and the U.S. Army...
Lucille Ford (05/10/11)
Lucille Ford, 86, of Jackson died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. A celebration of life memorial service will be at 11 a.m. June 25 at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. A full obituary will be posted at a later date...
Leslie Eagle (05/10/11)
Leslie George Eagle, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. Parish prayers will be at 7...
Roy Nanney (05/10/11)
Roy Edward Nanney, 71, of Jackson died Monday, May 9, 2011, at Jackson Manor. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with burial in Lessley Ridge Cemetery in Bollinger County...
Etheleen Crider (05/10/11)
Etheleen D. Crider, 89, of Cape Girardeau passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Nov. 24, 1921, in Advance, Mo., to James and Mattie Nothdurft Dunning. She and Harold N. "Hal" Crider were married March 28, 1968, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her May 2, 1991...
Steven Mungle (05/10/11)
PATTON, Mo. -- Steven Lee Mungle, 43, of Patton passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011. He was born April 15, 1968, in Perryville, Mo., son of Harry Edward and Rosa Lee Webb Mungle. Mungle worked for Nip Kelly Construction Co. Survivors include his father, Harry of Fredericktown, Mo.; his fiancee and her daughter, Cindy and Sonnie Willis of Perryville; eight brothers, Gary Mungle of Dennison, Texas, Paul, Kenneth and Robert Mungle, all of Patton, and Michael, Larry, Jeff and Edward Mungle of Sedgewickville, Mo.; three sisters, Katherine Nettles and Karen Mungle of Sedgewickville and Sharon Eftink of Marble Hill, Mo.. ...
Lucille Schneider (05/10/11)
Lucille Mildred Schneider, 78, of Jackson passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 22, 1932, in Shawneetown, daughter of Edwin B. and Frieda S. Wachter Schneider. Lucille was a 1951 graduate of Jackson High School. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shawneetown. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson and the church choir. Lucille volunteered at the St. Paul Church and School library...
Dorothy Vaughn (05/10/11)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Dorothy M. Vaughn, 80, of Olive Branch died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 22, 1930, in Barlow, Ky., daughter of Chester B. and Elsie May Rollins De Weese. She married Frank Vaughn Sept. 6, 1947, in Harrisburg, Ill. He preceded her in death Nov. 3, 1999...
Betty Adams (05/10/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Betty J. Adams, 59, of Perryville died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at her home. She was born May 31, 1951, in Perry County, Mo., to Herbert and Myrtle Bohnert Baer. Adams had worked at Prince Gardner. She was of the Catholic faith. Survivors include her mother, Myrtle Baer; a son, Doug Hahn; a daughter, Kelly Hahn, all of Perryville; and seven grandchildren...
Samuel Vinyard (05/10/11)
Samuel C. Vinyard, 90, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011, at his home in Jackson. He was born Aug. 31, 1920, in Jackson, to Charles and Mary Louise Steimle Vinyard. He and Nora Marie Niswonger were married July 18, 1942, at First Baptist Church in St. Louis. They were blessed with three wonderful children...
Marsha West (05/10/11)
ZALMA, Mo. -- Marsha Renee West, 42, of Zalma passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011, at her home. She was born Feb. 13, 1969, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Larry P. and Anna J. Fish VanGennip. Marsha had been a registered nurse at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, for home health care. She was a member of Brush Creek Missionary Baptist Church...
Dorothy Oberndorfer (05/10/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Dorothy Jane Oberndorfer, 80, of St. Louis passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011, at her home. Dorothy was born Oct. 17, 1930, in Old Appleton, youngest of eight children to Oscar and Helen Meyer Dambach. Beloved wife of 62 years to Marvin T. ...
Mary McBride (05/10/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mary Stanley McBride, 90, of Perryville, Mo., formerly of Chaffee, died Monday, May 9, 2011, at Perry Oaks Rehabilitation Center in Perryville. She was born Nov. 22, 1920, in Cape Girardeau, to Marshall and Nellie Johnson Stanley. She married Harry Calvin McBride March 10, 1956. He preceded her in death Jan. 12, 1990...
Out of the past 5/10/11 (05/10/11)
A small but enthusiastic crowd of supporters shows up for the "Hands Around the Mall" project, which is a promotional exercise for the national fundraiser "Hands Across America," at West Park Mall; the line of volunteers stretches from the north side entrance of the J.C, Penney store to the front entrance of the mall...
Voting record of improving Cape Girardeau (05/10/11)
I am so proud of our Cape Girardeau voting citizens. I find, as I reflect back over voting history, that our citizens have voted positive on numerous issues that have meant so much to the future of our growing city. This history review was prompted by the overwhelming 80 percent positive vote to approve the funding methods to build our much-needed wastewater treatment plant...
State competition (05/10/11)
Three Jackson High School seniors recently competed at the Missouri State High School Activities Association's 2011 Speech, Debate and Theatre Championship. Sweeping the district-level Lincoln-Douglas debates this year, Jessica Stearns qualified for the state competition for the second year in a row. Stearns, who says she frequently debates her father, plans to attend St. Louis University to study in the school's pre-law scholars program...
Speak Out 5/10/11 (05/10/11)
I hope everybody recalls the blowing of the Birds Point levee years to come whenever the same government that just made this decision will be making the decisions regarding everybody's health care, deciding who might get to live and who might get to die when there's not enough money to go around...
Prayer 5/10/11 (05/10/11)
Thank you, O God, that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Jackson Art Group Second Saturday in May (05/10/11)
Jackson Art Group's Second Saturday in May Jewelry artist, Susan Welker will have an opening reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at the Steck House Gallery. This self taught artist has spent several years making jewelry that many consider great for gifts...
President's Academic Excellence Award (05/10/11)
Thirteen Perryville Elementary School fourth grade students were recently awarded the President's Outstanding Academic Excellence award. In order to qualify for the award, each student had to maintain grades no lower than an A or A- and they had to have scored an 85 percent or above on the MAP test in either math or communication arts...
Children's Museum Hosts FUNdraiser (05/10/11)
With the whimsy of Dr. Seuss and the sound of jazz music in the air, supporters turned out to celebrate the year since Discovery Playhouse officially opened its doors. Held on the Museum's second floor, partygoers dined on culinary concoctions catered by Ray's of Kelso. ...
Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary's Adorable Adoptable (05/10/11)
My name is Celine and I have quite the lady-like personality! I'm a sweet little gal who would love to sit with you on the couch and be petted. My birthday was July of 2008. Do you have a couch with my name on it? I'm ready to enjoy a home where I'll be loved! I am available for adoption at Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary, 573-243-9823. Please view other adorable adoptables at safeharboranimalsanctuary.org...
4H Rodeo at Bollinger County 5-7-11 (05/10/11)
Clayton Ratliff calf roping event 4H Rodeo in Bolling Co
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