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Stories from Sunday, May 22, 2011

Former area teacher Sherry Copeland returns as Cape assistant superintendent (05/22/11)
Sherry Copeland is coming back home. The self-described "military kid" who traded law school dreams for a vocation in education is returning to Southeast Missouri to serve as assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for the Cape Girardeau School District. In March, the district announced Copeland was hired to replace veteran educator and assistant superintendent Pat Fanger, who is retiring this summer after eight years at Cape Girardeau's public schools...
After one year, resident response to Cape's recycling program still strong (05/22/11)
Most see soda cans, plastic bags and empty milk containers as nothing more than trash. Casey Mills sees opportunity. Throughout the week, Mills and his roommate toss junk mail, pizza boxes and sticky soda cans -- unsorted -- into their big green recycling cart. Every Thursday, one will wheel the 96-gallon bin to the curb, where it will await the relatively new city trucks and their lanky grappling arms that collect the refuse and haul it away...
FEMA adds eight counties to list of federal disaster areas (05/22/11)
More people affected by flooding are now eligible for federal assistance after eight more Missouri counties have been declared federal disaster areas. The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday added Cape Girardeau, Howell, McDonald, Pulaski, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard and Stone counties to a federal disaster declaration that already included New Madrid, Mississippi and Butler counties in Southeast Missouri as well as St. Louis and Taney counties...
Rain, weeds cause Teen Challenge to cancel Saturday's strawberry festival (05/22/11)
Heavy rains and even heavier weeds have conspired this spring to create an abysmal crop, prompting Teen Challenge International of Mid-America to scratch its annual strawberry festival.
USDA official tours Birds Point, talks to farmers (05/22/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A top official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture toured damage to Mississippi County farmland Friday as part of a two-day trip up the flooded Mississippi River. Standing at the edge of a small cliff where on May 2 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intentionally breached the Birds Point levee, Michael Scuse, Acting Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, saw acres and acres of farmland still underwater...
Government scientists test water at Birds Point (05/22/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Government scientists are evaluating samples of Mississippi River water taken from the area protected by the Birds Point levee in Southeast Missouri to see what sort of contaminants are flowing over fields and into homes following the intentional break.
Restoration of Mississippi County roads will take '50-truck operation,' commissioner says (05/22/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Repairing Mississippi County's infrastructure is going to take a lot of time or a lot of money -- and maybe both. With water receding enough in some areas of the spillway to reveal land again, county commissioners began discussing disaster recovery efforts during their regular meeting Thursday...
Jackson teen dies after Thursday accident (05/22/11)
A Jackson teenager is dead following a Thursday night crash in Cape Girardeau. Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton said Cecily McAdams, 18, of Jackson, died after a one-vehicle crash on County Road 621 that left two others injured.
Corps of Engineers opens gates at St. John's Bayou (05/22/11)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Backwater flooding may soon be diminishing. The Army Corps of Engineers reported the flood gates from the St. Johns Bayou into the Mississippi River were opened at 2:25 a.m. Thursday. Previously the Corps was using five pumps near New Madrid to move some of the water from the bayou...
Police seek man who led them on foot chase (05/22/11)
Cape Girardeau police are still searching for a man who led an officer on a foot chase Friday. The chase began near Highway 74 and Kingshighway, according to department spokesman Darin Hickey. An officer attempted to make contact with a suspicious person, but the man fled from the officer, Hickey said. The man has not been found, and the investigation continues as to why he fled...
Suspect in Kinder car theft case waives preliminary hearing (05/22/11)
A Cape Girardeau man suspected of stealing and setting fire to Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's campaign vehicle was in court Thursday. Adam D. Cromer, 20, was bound over for his arraignment, slated for May 31, after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday in Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court. Judge William Syler will hear the case...
Jackson firefighters investigating Friday fire (05/22/11)
Jackson firefighters on Friday evening still were investigating the cause of a fire early Friday morning that destroyed a vacant home on Oak Street. The blaze began after 1 a.m., at the empty residence on 710 Oak St., according to an official from the Jackson Fire Department. As firefighters arrived, the property was fully engulfed in smoke and flame on every side, according to the department...
Trial date for Orman murder case suspect pushed back (05/22/11)
A trial date scheduled for Friday for Michelle Lawrence, charged with a single felony count of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, was postponed by Circuit Judge William Syler to 2 p.m. June 24 at the Bollinger County Courthouse in Marble Hill...
Stoddard County jury finds Cape man guilty of statutory sodomy (05/22/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Cape Girardeau man has been found guilty of three counts of statutory sodomy for allegedly molesting a girl who was 9 years old at the time. Gary D. Bice, 44, was found guilty by a Stoddard County jury on Wednesday following a two-day trial that was heard there on a change of venue, according to a news release from Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle...
Route H overpass near Blodgett, Mo., to close (05/22/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Work to replace the Route H overpass over Interstate 55 south of Blodgett, Mo., is scheduled to begin June 18, weather permitting. The project has been delayed by material availability. As construction is underway, Route H will remain closed from Route HH to Highway 77 in Scott County. Completion is anticipated in August. ...
Three Rivers hopes Huckabee fundraiser will bring in money for trust (05/22/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A fundraiser to be held Sunday with former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is expected to raise more than $40,000 for the Three Rivers Endowment Trust, according to information released Thursday. The funds will cover Huckabee's speaking fee for the Three Rivers College 2011 commencement and provide seed money for an $11 million capital campaign undertaken by the trust to raise funds for two new structures at the Poplar Bluff campus, an event center and a classroom building.. ...
Club news 5/22/11 (05/22/11)
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 63 met May 11 with 19 members and one guest in attendance. Gladys Lawrence and Vergie Templeton served as hostesses. A memorial service was conducted for three deceased members, Jewell Lincecum, Marilyn Ritter and Imogene Yallaly. As their names were read, a white peony was placed in a vase, with a prayer by chaplain Cathryn Allison, followed by a tape of "God Rest High on That Mountain."...
Kansas City won't get anti-terrorism grant (05/22/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City is one of several cities across the country that will lose federal anti-terrorism funding that began after the Sept. 11 attacks. The Department of Homeland Security said last week that narrowing the list of cities eligible for Urban Areas Security Initiative grants is part of larger budget cuts that eliminated more than $780 million in grant money. ...
State adoptees could get more access to information (05/22/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missourians who have been adopted could have a little easier time getting information about their biological parents. Currently, adults who were adopted as children can obtain nonidentifying information -- such as physical appearance, nationality, religious background and medical history -- about their biological parents and siblings. ...
New app another tool for workers in wage disputes (05/22/11)
WASHINGTON -- Workers who don't trust the boss to keep track of their wages can now do it themselves with a new smartphone application from the Department of Labor. But employers worry that the time sheet app, along with other new initiatives, could encourage even more wage and hour lawsuits...
Oil tanker terror hijackings are easy, but attacks are much more complex (05/22/11)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Supertankers -- the hulking, slow-moving ships that transport half the world's oil -- have few defenses against terrorist hijackers like those envisioned by Osama bin Laden, security experts said Saturday. Al-Qaida operatives with enough training could easily manage to capture ships carrying millions of gallons of oil or liquefied natural gas. ...
Cain enters 2012 presidential race (05/22/11)
ATLANTA -- Herman Cain has run a pizza chain, hosted a talk radio show and sparred with Bill Clinton over health care. He's never held elected office. Now the tea party favorite wants to be president. "In case you accidentally listen to a skeptic or doubting Thomas out there, just to be clear ... ...
Malone's Barnes & Noble bid a bet on Nook (05/22/11)
NEW YORK -- Why buy a bookstore? John Malone, who made a fortune in cable television, is offering $1 billion for Barnes & Noble -- trying to jump into a business so sick that its No. 2 competitor, Borders Group Inc., is on life support. The difference is that Ma- lone and his Liberty Media conglomerate aren't betting on the books-and-mortar past, analysts say, but the promise of the electronic future...
George Washington items bring more than $167,000 (05/22/11)
DALLAS -- George Washington's compass and an assortment of other personal items, including pieces of his coffin, sold at auction Saturday for more than $167,000. The items passed down through generations of Washington's family were among hundreds related to the nation's first president offered for sale by Heritage Auctions in Dallas. They were put up for auction by descendants of Washington's brother Bushrod. The first president had no direct descendants...
Saturday goes by without apocalypse (05/22/11)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- They spent months warning the world of the apocalypse, some giving away earthly belongings or draining their savings accounts. And so they waited, vigilantly, on Saturday for the appointed hour to arrive. When 6 p.m. came and went at various spots around the globe, including the continental United States, and no extraordinary cataclysm occurred, Keith Bauer -- who hopped in his minivan in Maryland and drove his family 3,000 miles to California for the Rapture -- took it in stride.. ...
Water inches closer to Louisiana homes (05/22/11)
BUTTE LAROSE, La. -- The final wave of holdouts has mostly packed up and left this town as water from the swollen Atchafalaya River inched toward their homes, their frustration and hope painted on signs outside their now-abandoned homes. "Nothing left worth stealing," read one. ...
'Jeopardy!'-winning computer now being programmed with medical knowledge (05/22/11)
YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Some guy in his pajamas, home sick with bronchitis and complaining online about it, could soon be contributing to a digital collection of medical information designed to help speed diagnoses and treatments. A doctor who is helping to prepare IBM's Watson computer system for work as a medical tool said such blog entries may be included in Watson's database...
Pope blesses orbiting astronauts (05/22/11)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Pope Benedict XVI had a direct line to the heavens Saturday, with NASA's help. Speaking from the Vatican, the pontiff bestowed a historic blessing upon the 12 astronauts circling Earth during the first papal call to space, wishing a swift recovery for the shuttle commander's wounded congresswoman wife and condolences for a station astronaut mourning his mother's death...
27 killed in Syria; stalemate possible (05/22/11)
BEIRUT -- Thousands of Syrians flooded the streets across the country Friday, defying a government crackdown that has failed to crush a two-month uprising against the country's authoritarian regime. Human rights activists said security forces opened fire, killing at least 27 people. ...
15 people killed in NATO fuel tanker explosion in Pakistan (05/22/11)
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Militants in northwest Pakistan blew up a tanker carrying oil for NATO forces in Afghanistan on Saturday, and a secondary explosion killed 15 people as a group gathered to try to siphon off some of its fuel. Another bombing damaged 14 NATO tankers in a nearby border town, but no one was hurt...
Ouattara inaugurated as Ivory Coast leader (05/22/11)
YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast -- President Alassane Ouattara was inaugurated Saturday as Ivory Coast's president in the ceremony he should have enjoyed six months ago, but was prevented from holding by the entrenched ruler who refused to accept his election defeat and nearly dragged the nation into civil war in a bid to stay in power. ...
New U.S. rules promise legal Cuba travel for many (05/22/11)
HAVANA -- The forbidden fruit of American travel is once again within reach. New rules issued by the Obama administration will allow Americans wide access to communist-led Cuba, already a mecca for tourists from other nations. Within months or even weeks, thousands of people from Seattle to Sarasota could be shaking their hips in tropical nightclubs and sampling the famous stogies without having to sneak in through a third country and risk the Treasury Department's wrath...
Suicide bomber kills 6 at military hospital (05/22/11)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A Taliban suicide bomber targeting NATO medical trainers infiltrated Kabul's main military hospital on Saturday and blew himself up in a tent full of Afghan medical students eating lunch, killing six and wounding 23. No foreign medical doctors or nurses were among the dead or wounded, Afghan and NATO officials said...
Scientists: Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano erupting (05/22/11)
REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- Scientists say Iceland's most active volcano, Grimsvotn, has started erupting. Iceland's Meteorological Office confirmed Saturday that an eruption had begun, and local media said smoke could be seen coming from the volcano...
Saudi woman held for defying driving ban (05/22/11)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Authorities detained a Saudi woman Saturday after she launched a campaign against the driving ban for women in the ultraconservative kingdom and posted a videotape of herself behind the wheel on Facebook and YouTube to encourage others to copy her...
Landslides kill 15 boys, one adult at Malaysian orphanage (05/22/11)
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Two landslides that hit a Malaysian orphanage killed 15 boys and one adult but nine other people survived, police said Sunday. District police chief Abdul Rashid Wahab said the bodies of 15 boys, aged 8 to 18, and a 34-year-old caretaker had been recovered. Six boys and three wardens who were critically injured in Saturday's landslides have been hospitalized, he said...
Chaffee boys relay teams capture two state championships (05/22/11)
The Chaffee boys track team won two Class 1 relay state championships at the state meet.
Scott City boys track team ties for fourth place at Class 2 state meet (05/22/11)
The Scott City boys track team tied College Heights Christian for fourth place in the Class 2 team standings.
Sectional track roundup: Central boys track team wins three sectional crowns (05/22/11)
A roundup of Saturday's Class 3 and Class 4 sectional track and field action.
Southeast Missouri State baseball team earns first-round bye in OVC tourney with victory (05/22/11)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team defeated Eastern Illinois 8-7 on Saturday to lock up second place in the OVC.
Southeast Missouri State baseball coach Hogan reels in win No. 500 over weekend (05/22/11)
Southeast Missouri State baseball coach Mark Hogan recorded his 500th win as the Redhawks skipper over the weekend.
Southeast Missouri State baseball team's offense finds rhythm in doubleheader sweep (05/22/11)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team swept Eastern Illinois in a doubleheader Friday.
Area digest 5/22/11 (05/22/11)
Jackson's Aaron Gold used a 9-iron to record a hole-in-one on hole No. 4 at Kimbeland Country Club. The hole was playing 138 yards. Doug Sievers witnessed the shot. Cape Girardeau's Dixie Jones used an 8-iron to card an ace on hole No. 4 at Kimbeland Country Club...
Holliday, Westbrook lead Cardinals past Royals 3-0 (05/22/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Beating Kansas City was as easy as 1-2-3 ror Jake Westbrook and the St. Louis Cardinals. Westbrook got Jeff Francoeur to pound a grounder right back to the mound with the bases loaded and nobody out in the fourth inning of a scoreless game. Westbrook reacted quickly and threw to catcher Yadier Molina for one out, then Molina whipped the ball to first base to complete the 1-2-3 double play. The Cardinals went on to shut out the Royals 3-0 on a bright, breezy afternoon...
Francis bests Carpenter in Friday duel (05/22/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chris Carpenter has pitched long enough to understand that some games are just a part of the fabric of baseball and getting upset about them only leads to more failure. The St. Louis right-hander threw well Friday night, but Jeff Francis threw a little better, leading Kansas City to a 3-0 victory over Carpenter and the Cardinals...
Climbing with purpose: Gerecke, others raise money for Heart for Africa's Project Canaan (05/22/11)
Cape Girardeau native Kyle Gereke will be taking on the tallest mountain in Africa for a great cause. Gereke, along with his girlfriend Bethany Taylor and six other experienced climbers, will be reaching for the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania...
School's trike-athon raises $300 for St. Jude Children's Hospital (05/22/11)
A trike-athon that promoted riding and toy safety at Kids College in Kennett, Mo., also raised money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. The children who participated raised nearly $300. A section of the parking lot at Kids College was roped off for children to ride. Children receive donation and sponsorship forms through St. Jude's. Individuals can sponsor a child to ride...
Pet of the week 5/22/11 (05/22/11)
A gift that lasts a lifetime: Vineyard hosts fundraiser for Heifer International (05/22/11)
Summer weekends in Southeast Missouri are a great time to visit local wineries and spend a relaxing afternoon with friends and family, but today, Alto Vineyards in Alto Pass, Ill., winery visitors will be supporting a greater purpose, a program called "Heifer in the Vines."...
Adopt Johnny (05/22/11)
Adopt Pan (05/22/11)
FYI 5/22/11 (05/22/11)
May is Invasive Species Awareness Month in Illinois, and Giant City State Park in Makanda, Ill., is hosting a "Going Native" workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. today to promote using local plants. Topics will be landscaping with native plants, invasive plant management, natural areas and activities for children. ...
Volunteers help update valuable Mo. records (05/22/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- They might be dirty, even singed by fire. They might be difficult for modern eyes to read, due to the heavy handscript. Sometimes, there are multiple copies and redundant information. But within the document holdings of the Missouri State Archives are treasures waiting to be found...
New Madrid promotes town's Civil War history (05/22/11)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- As the North and South battled for control of the Mississippi River during the Civil War, New Madrid and its nearby river island were viewed as a strongpoint. The Confederacy built a fort at New Madrid to protect its interests. Then in late February 1862, Union troops traveled overland from Commerce, Mo., to lay siege to the town while a U.S. Navy flotilla moved on the community by water...
Products help train cats to use toilet (05/22/11)
LOS ANGELES -- Barbara Ogburn was waiting for guests to arrive for a dinner party when her Siamese cat Toby went to use his litter box. "The guest bathroom smelled horrible and there was litter everywhere," Ogburn said. "I looked at him and said, 'Dude, your litter box is gone.'"...
Charleston elementary students explore nature at Solar Day (05/22/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- For one day a year for more than 20 years, a Charleston family farm transforms into an outdoor classroom to help local students discover nature. Tuesday marked the annual event known as Solar Day. More than 200 third- and fifth-graders and teachers from Hearnes Elementary and St. Henry School in Charleston, along with presenters and volunteers, flocked to the Wayne Corse family farm near Charleston...
Cape Christian School students advances to National Spelling Bee (05/22/11)
Jade Samanta represented Cape Christian School at the Association of Christian Schools International District Spelling Bee in St. Louis in January 2011. Samanta won first place at the fifth-grade level and first place overall. He went on to represent his school at the Regional Spelling Bee in Dallas in March, where he also won. He will compete in the National Spelling Bee later this year...
Chaffee High School graduate completes Air Force basic training (05/22/11)
Air Force Airman Christopher L. Thomas graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. ...
Central Middle School shows support for troops (05/22/11)
Students and faculty at Cape Girardeau Central Middle School participated in "Wear Red to Support Our Troops." They collected soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, candy and snacks for our troops. Also included were cards and letters from students in kindergarten through high school. Other organizations like USA Veterans, the Marine Corp League Auxiliary, Kiwanis and the Ste. Genevieve VFW Auxiliary 2210 helped with the project...
Hanging by a thread (05/22/11)
A mother has two adult daughters. Both are ill, but they are surviving and their health is seemingly improving. You might guess, and even offer the opinion, that their lives are hanging by a thread. But how can someone assume that sick people are more in danger of losing their lives prematurely than those who appear to be normal? Isn't every life hanging by a thread? After hearing about a number of such scenarios and visiting with their families, I began to dissect and attempt to put a theory together.. ...
Trust God and his dreams for you (05/22/11)
Mark Twain is known for his pseudonym, his novels and his one-liners. One of his many famous quips is: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."...
Black walnut is a treasure of a tree (05/22/11)
Native to the Midwest, the black walnut is one of North America's most treasured trees. The wood is excellent for many uses, from durable, beautiful gun stocks to fine veneer on pianos. Long prized for its edible seed meat, the black walnut is a common yard tree throughout rural Missouri. Missouri produces more than half of the world's harvest of wild black walnuts...
Irene Baudendistel (05/22/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Irene A. Baudendistel, 91, of Perryville died Saturday, May 20, 2011, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born April 15, 1920, at Biehle, Mo., daughter of John and Anna Gebhardt Baudendistel. She worked at International Shoe Co. and was a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church...
Margaret Crites (05/22/11)
Margaret A Crites, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, May 20, 2011, at Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born May 24, 1924, in Scott City, to Burette and Mamie Zimmerman Cook. She and James R. Crites were married June 15, 1944, at Cape Girardeau. They both enjoyed traveling around the world. He died March 31, 1987...
Guillermo Puig (05/22/11)
GRASSY, Mo. -- Guillermo Puig, 47, of Grassy died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Southeast Health Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill, Mo. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. William Hennecke officiating. Burial with military honors will be at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield...
Dorothy Bowers (05/22/11)
Dorothy A. Bowers, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at her Saxony Lutheran duplex. She was born Feb. 8, 1933, in Advance, Mo., to Franklin O. and Edith I. Humphrey Farrar. She and James L. Bowers were married July 20, 1951, at Essex, Mo...
James Kuehn (05/22/11)
James Robert Kuehn, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 21, 2011, at his home. He was born Sept. 12, 1940, in Cape Girardeau to John Michael and Jeannita Goze Kuehn. He and Martha Jane Martin were married April 18, 1964, at Jackson. James worked for Superior Electric from January 1957 to August 1982. He later worked for Blair Packaging in Scott City from December 1983 to September 2007...
Frances Green (05/22/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Frances Etta Green, 84, of Sikeston, died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday. Burial will follow at Armer Cemetery near Bertrand...
Claranelle Sykes (05/22/11)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Claranelle Sykes, 95, of Denton, Texas, formerly of Cairo, Ill., and Dongola, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Presbyterian Hospital in Denton. Visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bethel Cemetery in Bellmont, Ill...
Margaret Sansone (05/22/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Margaret P. Sansone, 67, of Perryville died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Perry Oaks Nuring and Rehabilitation Center in Perryville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Young & Sons Funeral Home in Perryville.
Alma Whitener (05/22/11)
MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Alma Lee Whitener, 70, of Matthews, formerly of Fredericktown, Mo., died Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at the Sells Rest Home in Matthews. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Friday at Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown, with the Rev. Clyde Berry officiating. Burial was in the Mount Pisgah Cemetery near Fredericktown...
Clarence Hammer (05/22/11)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Clarence C.D. Hammer, 74, of Olmsted, Ill., and formerly of Mound City, Ill., died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Jonesboro Rehabilitation Heath Care Center. Friends may call from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge, Ill...
Mary Unnerstall (05/22/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mary Hazel Unnerstall, 98, of Perryville died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Perryville. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery...
Charles Sitze (05/22/11)
GRASSY, Mo. -- Charles Lindell Sitze, 78, Bethalto, Ill., died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at his home. He was born Aug. 18, 1932, in Grassy, the son of Elmer F. and Bertha (Turner) Sitze. He married Joyce "Gayle" Kirkpatrick on June 4, 1955, in Grassy. He worked for Olin Brass for 42 years, retiring as director of Manufacturing, Brass Mill, in 1994. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Cecily McAdams (05/22/11)
Cecily J. McAdams, 18, of Jackson, died at 7:40 p.m., Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 7, 1992, in Cape Girardeau to Bruce Lee Jr. and Beverly Michelle Markham McAdams. Cecily loved music and enjoyed singing and played several instruments. She had been accepted to University of Missouri in Colombia and was planning on attending in the fall...
Johnson - Martin (05/22/11)
Amy Beth Johnson and Jesse David Martin were married May 15, 2010, at St. Mary's Cathedral. The Rev. Tom Kiefer performed the ceremony. Organist was Leanne Hendrix of Cape Girardeau and soloist was Michelle Spooler of Jackson. Parents of the couple are Doug and Alice Johnson of Cape Girardeau, and Steve and Linda Martin of Jackson...
Moreland - Trenshaw (05/22/11)
Tom and Anne Moreland of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Renee DaSilva Moreland, to Aaron John Trenshaw. He is the son of John Trenshaw and Pat Knoll of Linn, Mo. Moreland received a degree in civil engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology in May. She is employed by Aquaterra Environmental Solutions in Columbia, Mo...
Vandeven - McCall (05/22/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Gary and Kim Vandeven of Marble Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Wendy Lynn Vandeven, to Daniell Scott McCall. He is the son of Jenny Long of Marble Hill, and the late Lester Crader. Vandeven is a 2004 graduate of Leopold High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008. She is a registered nurse at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Ballard - Shelton (05/22/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Steven Ballard of Anna, Ill., and Donna Ballard of Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Ballard, to Brian Eugene Shelton. He is the son of Jim and Denise Shelton of Blodgett, Mo. Ballard received a bachelor of science degree from Murray State University in 2008, with majors in broadcast journalism and sociology. She expects to receive a teaching certificate in secondary education English and literature from Southeast Missouri State University in December...
Childers - Magana (05/22/11)
Tracy and Debbie Childers of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Aimee Elizabeth Childers, to Kendall Magana of Murray, Ky. He is the son of Edward Magana of Arlington, Texas, and Melissa Sayre of Grand Prairie, Texas. Childers received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University in May...
Fowler - Grossheider (05/22/11)
Jim and Janie Fowler of Chaffee, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kori Ann Fowler, to Neal David Grossheider, both of Pensacola, Fla. He is the son of Donna Kielhofner of Jackson and Don and Lorie Grossheider of Cape Girardeau. Fowler received a bachelor's degree in fashion merchandising from Southeast Missouri State University in 2010. She is assistant manager of the Flight Deck Store and is also a merchandiser in Pensacola...
Ray - Curry (05/22/11)
Dennis and Julie Ray of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Natalie Anne Ray, to Benjamin Ray "B.J." Curry. He is the son of Bill and Kathy Curry of Eagle Rock, Mo. Ray is a 2001 graduate of Troy Buchanan High School in Troy, Mo. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in social work from Washington University in St. ...
Ringwald - 60 Years (05/22/11)
Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Ringwald of Jackson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception and dinner April 9, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Jackson. Hosts were their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Ringwald and Verna Mae Crites were married April 14, 1951, at Delta, by the Rev. Hackley. Their attendants were Mary Crites and Dan Ringwald...
Cape Girardeau fire report 5/22/11 (05/22/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/22/11 (05/22/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police report 5/22/11 (05/22/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 5/22/11 (05/22/11)
Gov. John Ashcroft says he has requested President Reagan to declare five Southeast Missouri counties -- Cape Girardeau, Scott, Madison, Bollinger and New Madrid -- major disaster areas as a result of recent tornadoes, severe storms, high winds and torrential rains...
Summer school menus May 23 to 27 (05/22/11)
MONDAY--Chicken patty on bun, noodles, fruit. TUESDAY--Grilled cheese, green beans, fruit. WEDNESDAY--Hot dog, tater tots, fruit. THURSDAY--Chicken strips, mashed potatoes & gravy, fruit. FRIDAY--Pizza, salad, fruit...
School menus May 23-26 (05/22/11)
MONDAY--Deli wrap, chips, veggie sticks, trail mix. MONDAY--Cooks choice. TUESDAY--Sack lunch; play day. WEDNESDAY--Half day; deli sandwich, chips, cookie, fruit roll-up. MONDAY--Cooks surprise. TUESDAY--Sack lunch for field trip...
Coordinated efforts (05/22/11)
It's not uncommon for editorials in this space to recognize groups like the Red Cross or faith-based organizations that strive to help those in need. But it's especially exciting to see these types of groups coordinate efforts to make the most difference in disaster-struck communities. That's exactly what's been happening in Morehouse, Mo., recently...
Economic stupidity must stop (05/22/11)
The headline of a major national newspaper recently read: "Obama to pledge new Mideast aid." I have a serious issue with that plan. The country is broke. What part of that does the president not understand? We are so far in debt, who knows if we will ever recover? We are borrowing money to pay the interest on the money we owe. This is unsustainable...
Speak Out 5/22/11 (05/22/11)
INNOCENT or guilty, who is footing the bill for this Casey Anthony nonsense? Once again they are making a mockery of a child's death and the judicial system. IT is a myth that Ronald Reagan never raised taxes. He did. TUITION going up again, they say only 5 percent. ...
Prayer 5/22/11 (05/22/11)
We sing praises to you, O Lord God, the Rock of our salvation. Amen.
Art Academy (05/22/11)
Southeast Missouri State University's Summer Art Academy for students ages 6-18 is a fun, interactive, and hands-on approach to develop creative problem solving strategies. Classes in Ceramics, Sculpture, Drawing, Painting and Mural Painting still have a few openings. For additional information contact: 651-2143 or www.semo.edu/art/art_academy.htm...
Elvis happy cat (05/22/11)
There is not a day that does not itself produce Vain, Elvis has just like that.
After the Rains (05/22/11)
Tablerock Lake picnic area, swollen but still beautiful.
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