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Stories from Monday, May 16, 2011

MoDOT's latest road closings (05/16/11)
Cape School Board to consider unfreezing salaries, increasing school lunch price (05/16/11)
Frozen salaries in the Cape Girardeau School District could begin to thaw. The Cape Girardeau School Board tonight will consider a total salary increase of 1.24 percent for certified positions -- teachers and administrators -- for the 2011-12 school year. ...
FEMA wraps up Stoddard County assessments (05/16/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- FEMA representatives have completed initial assessments for individual assistance in Stoddard County, according to the county's emergency management/flood response director, Kent Polsgrove. "The task now is for them to submit the information they've gathered, and then wait for word on our eligibility status," Polsgrove said Friday...
Handful of skaters turn out for competition (05/16/11)
Although only seven skateboarders participated in a Sunday competition in Cape Girardeau, the event drew a few boys from outside the area, including an 8-year-old from near Jefferson City, Mo. "I justed wanted to get into more competitions this year," said Jarrett Wieberg, who won second place for his age group...
In fighting flood, Mo. inmates get chance to give back (05/16/11)
When the raging floodwaters threatened communities throughout the region, Missouri's criminals came to the rescue. From Dutchtown to Caruthersville, scores of inmates from the Missouri Department of Corrections system worked long hours bagging and stacking sand, building temporary levees and toiling in the muck and rain to protect Southeast Missouri lives and property from the ravages of the historic flood of 2011...
Ohio River bridge between Cairo, Wickliffe reopens (05/16/11)
The Ohio River bridge on U.S. highways 51/60/62 between Wickliffe, Ky., and Cairo, Ill., could reopen in time for the Monday morning commute, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers said Saturday. In a news release the agency said its engineers were "optimistic" the bridge might open in time for the work week...
Authorities searching for armed robbery suspect (05/16/11)
Authorities in Cape Girardeau County are searching for a man they say was involved in an armed robbery at Rhodes 101 in Fruitland Sunday morning. Around 8:30 a.m., a man entered the convenience store, showed a gun and demanded money, according to a deputy at the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department...
Bridge work to close part of Highway 34 (05/16/11)
More construction is set to begin in Cape Girardeau County on May 23, weather permitting, when crews begin to replace three bridges along Highway 34. The projects are part of the Safe and Sound Bridge Improvement Program that will improve more 800 bridges in Missouri by the end of 2013...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 5/16/11 (05/16/11)
City hall 401 Independence St. Study session, 5 p.m. today Meeting, 7 p.m. today Presentations Public hearings Consent agenda Items removed from consent agenda New Ordinances Appointments...
Opening of floodgates empties many Cajun towns (05/16/11)
BUTTE LAROSE, La. (AP) -- Cajun-country towns in the path of Mississippi River floodwaters were all but deserted Monday as residents heeded warnings to seek higher ground after a major floodgate was opened for the first time in four decades...
With Huckabee out, GOP field vies for his backers (05/16/11)
WASHINGTON -- Mike Huckabee's decision to forgo a shot at the presidency further muddies the field for a Republican challenger to President Barack Obama, and leaves America's social conservatives without a clear candidate to throw their support behind...
With floodgate open, residents in Louisiana's Cajun country move to high ground (05/16/11)
KROTZ SPRINGS, La. -- Deputies warned people Sunday to get out as Mississippi River water gushing from a floodgate for the first time in four decades crept ever closer to communities in Louisiana Cajun country, slowly filling a river basin like a giant bathtub...
After tornadoes, junk donations a challenge for relief agencies (05/16/11)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Relief officials inundated with donations after the flurry of twisters that killed more than 300 people across the South are sorting through the broken toys and used underwear they don't need while hunting for places to store mountains of vital supplies like canned food...
Thousands of Arab protesters descend on Israel's borders (05/16/11)
MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights -- Mobilized by calls on Facebook, thousands of Arab protesters marched on Israel's borders with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday in an unprecedented wave of demonstrations, sparking clashes that left at least 15 people dead in an annual Palestinian mourning ritual marking the anniversary of Israel's birth...
Austin Peay clinches OVC baseball crown against Southeast Missouri State (05/16/11)
Austin Peay won the OVC regular-season crown with a 7-5 victory
Southeast Missouri State softball team' falls in title game of OVC tourney (05/16/11)
The Southeast softball team fell 9-5 to Jacksonville State in the championship game
Reds sweep Cardinals as tempers flare (05/16/11)
CINCINNATI -- The Reds emphatically put a stop to Chris Carpenter's five-year streak of dominating them. Those bad feelings? Judging by the final out, they're not going to end anytime soon. If anything, the NL Central's rock 'em, sock 'em rivalry keeps getting livelier...
Southeast basketball schedule takes shape (05/16/11)
Southeast Missouri State's 2011-12 men's basketball schedule is close to being finalized, with the entire slate expected to be released by the university in the next several weeks. I recently wrote that the Redhawks will open the season at the University of Missouri, with Southeast receiving $90,000 for one of its annual "guarantee" games...
Fuel prices expected to drop this summer (05/16/11)
A drop in crude oil prices this month may help ease the pain drivers are feeling at the pump. After months of crude oil prices at more than $100 a barrel, for the past two weeks oil has been trading lower. Americans drive less when gas prices get high, so concerns about slowing demand are helping to send oil prices tumbling from $114 at the start of May to about $97 on Friday...
How providers are battling bad health ratings in Southeast Missouri (05/16/11)
Despite the variety of health care providers in Cape Girardeau, many of its neighbors are greatly underserved, according to a recent study. Nine of the 10 least healthy counties in Missouri were found to be in Southeast Missouri, reported the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. ...
People on the move 5/16/11 (05/16/11)
Tyson Schoolfield of Jackson is now a regional salesman for Canedy Sign and Graphics in Cape Girardeau. Schoolfield previously worked in sales at Withers Broadcasting. In his new position he will represent Canedy Sign throughout Southeast Missouri as well as Paducah, Ky., and Marion, Ill. ...
Talking Shop with Scott Starzinger and Drew Balsman of HD Media Systems (05/16/11)
Scott Starzinger and Drew Balsman have grown HD Media Systems from a part-time job to make extra money on the weekends into an award-winning business. The company received the 2011 Electronic House magazine Home of the Year Award for audio, video, lighting and home automation systems installed in the Cape Girardeau home of Shannon and Angie Davis. ...
Small business checkup: Restaurants take hit from rising food prices (05/16/11)
Throughout the economic recession, small business owners have seen price increases in everything from gasoline to health insurance to electricity. Now, food prices are going up, too, taking an extra hit on the food industry. According to government statistics released April 15, the Consumer Price Index has risen 2.7 percent in the past 12 months, the largest increase since 2009. ...
Health briefs (05/16/11)
ALLERGY CLINIC OPENS IN CAPE Allergy Solutions opened at 1417 N. Mount Auburn Road, Suite D, Cape Girardeau. Affiliated with United Allergy Laboratories, Allergy Solutions specializes in pain-free skin allergy testing and also offers oral in-home allergy treatment. Allergens tested are molds, pollens, dust mites, grasses, trees, pet dander and weeds...
Tools for success: SEMO program helps aspiring entrepreneurs (05/16/11)
The Operation Jump Start program is equipping would-be business owners in Southeast Missouri with the tools they need to succeed. More than 550 people in Southeast Missouri have completed this free six-week entrepreneurship training program offered by the Southeast Missouri State University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship since 2006...
Public preschool may take away from private business (05/16/11)
Cathy Clark says there is a place for preschool in public schools, but she worries that it may have hurt her own business in recent years. Clark, co-owner of A Small World Preschool, says enrollment at both her Cape Girardeau and Jackson locations is down 20 percent from previous years. She sees the increasing availability of preschool programs in the Cape Girardeau and Jackson school systems as a reason...
Locally grown: Local produce becoming price-competitive (05/16/11)
Farmers markets sound wonderful and wholesome -- bushels of fresh produce and loads of friendly folks seem the essence of the good life in a small town. Yet for many of us, this idyllic scene is like so many other nice ideas: something we would like to do, but just don't have the time or money for. It is easier and cheaper to run into Wal-Mart to grab a bag of salad along with a gallon of milk and bar of soap. Or is it?...
Ask the experts: Direct marketing (05/16/11)
What is direct marketing, and why is it important? JOHN CHERRY: Well, simply, it's everything your buyer needs right here, right now: price, what you get, when and where and all the information needed to close the deal. The buyer's address, phone number and email. ...
Tax liens (05/16/11)
Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the offices of area recorders of deeds during April are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue, except as indicated by IRS designation. For more information, contact the recorder's office...
Business licenses (05/16/11)
Business licenses issued in Cape Girardeau during April include the following:Cape Ag Services LLC, out of town Cathy's, 2068 Silver Campine Lane Ducketts Power Washing, out of town El Torito, 1740 Broadway El Torito (liquor license), 1740 Broadway Element Night's, 807 Perry Ave. B...
Bankruptcies (05/16/11)
Bankruptcies filed through April for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Names in the news (05/16/11)
BISHOP HONORED FOR SERVICE SIKESTON, Mo. -- Lee Bishop, service technician with Presley Sales & Service, was honored for 15 years of service. He started in the HVAC field in 1987 and has worked at Presley since 1996. BLOOMFIELD CHAMBER PRESENTS AWARDS...
Business briefs (05/16/11)
Collection of short bits of regional business news compiled for Business Today's June 2011 edition.
Teaching to farm: Farmer tries to better ag industry and own community (05/16/11)
Charles Hinkebein admits farming can be a risky business. It's expensive, unpredictable and a long-term investment. But he's worked the Southeast Missouri land for most of his life, and he still believes farming is one of the best careers a guy can ask for...
Robin Pettit (05/16/11)
Robin Pettit, 54, of Jackson, died Sunday, May 15, 2011, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Mary Gannt (05/16/11)
Mary Elizabeth "Beckie" Gantt, 49, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Ruth Allen (05/16/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- Ruth Allen, 64, died Friday at Union County Hospital in Anna. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the Rev. Charles Allen officiating...
Dewayne Brown (05/16/11)
Dewayne Brown, 64, of Cape Girardeau passed away Friday, May 13, 2011 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born April 28, 1947 in New Madrid County, Mo., to Bennie Francis and Nora Francis Brown. He and Sandra Lufcy Brown were married June 19, 1971 in Cape Girardeau...
Cape Girardeau fire report 5/16/11 (05/16/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/16/11 (05/16/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Jackson police and fire report 5/16/11 (05/16/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Property damage Jackson firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday:...
Out of the past 5/16/11 (05/16/11)
Businesses in Cape Girardeau's west end are a weary brigade of buckets and mops as tedious cleanup begins on what longtime merchants say is the worst flooding ever in that area; Gov. John Ashcroft arrives in the city before noon to survey the damage firsthand; many merchants are angry over lack of flood control in the area, saying that talk has gone on long enough and the time has come for action...
Leaderships Cape, Jackson (05/16/11)
Participants in the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Cape program presented their group projects at this month's First Friday Coffee. This year's proposed projects were a free citywide Wi-Fi connection; a patient lodging facility for family members to stay while their loved ones are in the hospital; a regional event highlighting cuisine, art and music; a destination website for the city; and a summer theater festival...
Speak Out 5/16/11 (05/16/11)
HAS anybody thought about the wildlife that was killed during this flooding, let alone the people on the Missouri side who are now without homes, barns, animals and a livelihood? The people they hired are without jobs. All for Cairo, Ill. Cairo, a town that was already underwater...
Prayer 5/16/11 (05/16/11)
O Heavenly Father, may we always remember that victory comes from you. Amen.
Warchild 7th Annual "Rebel Yell" Biker Rally (05/16/11)
The countdown has begun, till Warchild Rg will host their "Rebel Yell" Biker Rally right here in Southeastern Missouri, just out side of Chaffee. "Rebel Yell" is an Annual benefit to support the St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis. $20 will get you in for the ENTIRE weekend!!! Its a good time for a GREAT CAUSE!!!...
Put Your Faith In Liberty, Not Government (05/16/11)
As I was cleaning out my apartment this weekend I came across a stack of cards and letters I received a few years ago. They were sent from family and, mainly, friends when I was in the hospital for a couple of days a few years back. After sifting through a number of them, I was reminded warmly of my support system and the community where I was raised...
The Slow Erosion of Freedom (05/16/11)
In 1776, the founders of this nation agreed that it would be better to die than to live under the tyrannical rule of an unjust and unrepresentative government. 235 years later, the very rights people once died to preserve are slowly being stripped from us piece by piece. The sad and unfortunate truth is that it is being done quietly in the name of fairness and equality, when in reality, it simply weakens the power of the people...
Jackson FFA Holds Annual Banquet (05/16/11)
On May the 3rd, the Jackson FFA held its 71st annual FFA parent -- member banquet at the Jackson Knights of Columbus Hall. Over 350 members and guests were present to recognize students and honorary FFA degree recipients for their hard work and successes throughout the year. ...
Secret Garden Lighting in Memory of Kim McDowell (05/16/11)
Old Fire Station #1 has a secret garden built by firemen to beautify the fire Station many years ago. Firemen would rest from the heat under the shade tree and watch the people who arrived and departed the bus station located behind the fire station. ...
Cafe Soupe Grand Opening (05/16/11)
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release May 10, 2011 Café Soupé Grand Opening Cape Girardeau, Mo. -- PAJCO, Inc. is excited to announce Café Soupé's Grand Opening Celebration on Friday, May 20, 2011 from 11am-6pm. Grand opening activities begin with a ribbon cutting at 11am, followed by food sampling until 6pm. ...
National Nursing Home Week (05/16/11)
What a busy week it has been at Woodland Hills. The residents, staff, friends and family all celebrated National Nursing Home Week May 8 -- 13. There were fun games and activities taking place every day of that week. On Sunday, everyone celebrated Mother's Day with some tea, coffee, punch and cookies. ...
Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary's Adorable Adoptable (05/16/11)
My name is Humphery and I'm a big guy who is very loving - a real lap cat! Being petted and receiving attention are my favorite things. I am 9 years old, but still have the heart of a kitten. I'm such a sweetheart that it would be a win-win for you and I if you take me into your home and make me part of your family. Please come see my other furry friends at Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary, 573-243-9823. Please view other adorable adoptables at safeharboranimalsanctuary.org...
Last touch of Daddy's hand (05/16/11)
On the right side our son SFC David Little deployed to Afghanistan April 13, 2011. He is shown touching his son (our grandson) Ethan who is held by his mother SPC Ashley Moore just before he is leaving.
Perry County School Dist. No. 32 Receives Award (05/16/11)
The Perry County School District No. 32 was recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a school district with Distinction in Performance. The award was presented at a banquet sponsored by the Southeast Missouri Regional Professional Development Center held at Southeast Missouri State University on April 14, 2011...
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