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Stories from Monday, May 23, 2011

Cape County Sheriff's Department releases robbery suspect photos (05/23/11)
The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department has released five surveillance camera images that were shot during two different armed robberies at two Fruitland convenience stories. The first happened May 15 at the Rhodes 101 in Fruitland. The second took place Sunday at the Little Country Store...
Cape Girardeau hosts public meeting on Bloomfield Road projects Thursday (05/23/11)
The City of Cape Girardeau will host a public meeting regarding phases four and five of the Bloomfield Road Improvement Project at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Osage Centre. The city will provide information regarding traffic control during phase four, which is scheduled to begin in mid-June. Areas within phase four include Bloomfield Road between Stonebridge Drive to just south of the Benton Hill Road intersection...
Mo. gov expects deaths, rescues to rise in Joplin (05/23/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Nixon said he fears the death toll from a tornado that leveled a large swath of Joplin in southwest Missouri will rise Monday but also expects survivors to be pulled from the rubble. At least 89 people have been confirmed dead from the tornado that struck Sunday...
Storm center says bad weather expected all week (05/23/11)
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - More tornadoes are expected across the nation's midsection through the middle of the week, but it is unlikely that any outbreak will be as widespread as one that hit the South last month. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., says more violent weather is expected after a tornado killed at least 89 people at Joplin, Mo., on Sunday. ...
East County Fire Protection District celebrates its history, shows off its equipment with open house for community (05/23/11)
Even if it took a wagon and a five-gallon bucket, a group of men living in east Cape Girardeau County were determined to bring a fire protection service to their neighbors. That was March 1981. With an increasing number of volunteers, the East County Fire Protection District has come a long way since its humble beginnings 30 years ago. Currently, 37 men and women volunteer for the department...
Cape County deputies searching for suspect in Sunday robbery (05/23/11)
Cape Girardeau County deputies are investigating a Sunday morning robbery that occurred at a convenience store near Procter and Gamble. According to the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department, the Little Country Store was robbed just after 7 a.m. Deputies responded after a store clerk called 911...
Southeast Missouri State University staff, offices move in advance of campus renovations (05/23/11)
People are packing up and preparing to move out around parts of the Southeast Missouri State University campus. It's not the annual end-of-spring-semester exodus of students heading home for summer. That's already in the books. The big move involves staff and faculty members over the coming months, and it's all tied to the start of Southeast's massive campuswide renovation plan...
Cape River Heritage Museum unveils memorial to Kim McDowell (05/23/11)
Friends of the late Kim McDowell remember her for her involvement in community activities such as the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, the United Way, Old Town Cape and the Cape River Heritage Museum. But when many of those friends gathered at the museum to unveil a tribute in McDowell's memory Sunday afternoon, it wasn't what she did that they talked about, but rather what kind of person she was. ...
High school student tackles stealing suspect (05/23/11)
JONESBORO, Ark. -- A Poplar Bluff, Mo., teen is credited with thwarting a robbery last Sunday in Jonesboro. Luke Latourette, 17, a junior at Poplar Bluff High School, was helping a friend collect ticket money Sunday afternoon for a baseball tournament at Joe Mack Campbell Park in Jonesboro. Suddenly a young man approached them from behind, grabbed a bag with close to $1,500 in proceeds and fled. Latourette, a linebacker for the PBHS Mules, didn't want to let him get away with the money...
No clear frontrunner in race to take on McCaskill (05/23/11)
WASHINGTON -- From the moment she was elected in 2006, defeating U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill became a top priority for the Missouri GOP in 2012. A little more than a year before voters select a nominee, Republicans are facing a crowded primary, which could leave the eventual nominee worn down and with less cash by the time the general election campaign starts. ...
Prices at gas pump painful for 4 in 10 Americans (05/23/11)
WASHINGTON -- As $4 a gallon gasoline becomes commonplace, drivers have made tough choices: scaling back vacations, driving less or ditching the car altogether. And a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows the impact of sustained high prices is spreading among seniors and higher-income Americans...
Obama clarifies stance on '67 Israeli borders (05/23/11)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama defended his endorsement of Israel's 1967 boundaries as the basis for a future Palestine, telling America's pro-Israel lobby Sunday that his views reflected longstanding U.S. policy that needed to be stated clearly...
Militants attack Pakistani naval base (05/23/11)
KARACHI, Pakistan -- Islamist militants stormed a naval base in the Pakistani city of Karachi late Sunday, destroying a U.S.-supplied surveillance aircraft, firing rockets and battling commandos sent to subdue them in one of the most brazen attacks in years, officials said...
Central baseball team uses signature defensive gems to reach Class 4 sectionals (05/23/11)
Trey Gardner, a lifelong shortstop on the baseball field, laughed as he recalled the growing pains of a less than graceful attempt to play the outfield last season with the Central Tigers. "I took a fly ball off the head, so I was a little uncomfortable," said Gardner, a senior. "I wasn't used to playing outfield. I was used to playing short. I had to come in and I was like in a rush and just took my eye off the ball for a second and got hit."...
Cardinals pocket wild 9-8 win against Royals (05/23/11)
Kansas City pitchers issued 13 walks and hit a batter in the 10-inning game
Redhawks seek tournament title this week (05/23/11)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team, one of the most consistently successful programs at the university, wrapped up another strong regular season over the weekend. The Redhawks (32-20) now turn their attention to the all-important Ohio Valley Conference tournament that begins Wednesday in Jackson, Tenn. The winner of the six-team event earns the league's automatic NCAA regional berth...
Saint Francis partners in Poplar Bluff hospital (05/23/11)
Hospitals are traditionally thought of as having lots of rooms to care for lots of sick patients, but Saint Francis Medical Center is a partner in a new hospital planned in Poplar Bluff, Mo., licensed for just three patient beds called Black River Community Medical Center...
Talking shop with Billy Sisco, owner of Sisco's Barber/Hairstyling (05/23/11)
After 50 years of service, Billy Sisco feels as though he has never worked a day in his life. Following in his father's footsteps as a barber, Sisco received his certification from Moler's Barbering College in St. Louis on June 12, 1961. He has worked at five locations in downtown Cape Girardeau, where he has also lived his entire life. For the past 17 years, Sisco's Barber/Hairstyling has maintained its current location at Broadway and Sprigg Street...
People on the move 5/23/11 (05/23/11)
Stephanie Deing has joined Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, The Hahs Group of Cape Girardeau as director of development. A native of Cincinnati, Deing received a bachelor of science and business administration degree from Xavier University. She participated in the Northwestern Mutual internship program in Cincinnati...
Louis Gendron (05/23/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- Louis Lesar Gendron, of Anna, formerly of Thebes, Ill., died Saturday, May 21, 2011, at his home. Arrangement are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro, Ill.
Jessie King (05/23/11)
Jessie N. King, 65, formerly of Jackson, passed away Friday, May 20, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis. Jessie lived and worked many years in St. Louis and Belleville, Ill. He was born June 15, 1945, in Cape Girardeau to Jack H. and Louise Howard King...
Marie Wibbenmeyer (05/23/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Marie T. Wibbenmeyer, 89, of Perryville died Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Holiday Residential Care in Perryville. She was born Nov. 2, 1921 at Biehle, Mo., to Adolph and Elizabeth Renaud Zoellner. She married Wilfred Wibbenmeyer on May 25, 1946. He preceded her in death on June 14, 1976...
Chadwick Tipton (05/23/11)
Chadwick Jauch Tipton, 17, of Cape Girardeau, completed his journey on earth to begin his new journey in heaven on Friday, May 20, 2011, where he now resides in the arms of his Heavenly Father. Chad was born Jan. 7, 1994, in Cape Girardeau, the son of W. Thomas and Julie Ann Jauch Tipton...
Brandon Merz (05/23/11)
Brandon Paul Menz, 25, of Oran, Mo., formerly of Scott City, died Saturday, May 21, 2011, at his residence. He was born Sept. 12, 1985 at Chaffee, Mo., the son of Mark Edwin Bowers and Sherry Lynn Menz. He was employed at Stockade Buildings near Morley, Mo...
Jackson police report 5/23/11 (05/23/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Theft...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/23/11 (05/23/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 5/23/11 (05/23/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- A recurring plumbing problem in the Scott County Courthouse may force the public defender's office to move or close and could lead to legal action against the county, says public defender Nancy Hentig Narrow. Planning for Sunday's Hands Across America is almost complete, says local coordinator Tom French; French says the line through Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois will be very full...
Student athletes (05/23/11)
Student athletes are to be commended for their dedication to their academics as well as their sport. It's not easy managing the demands of both academics and athletics, but many brave souls attempt the feat and succeed in their endeavors. Southeast Missouri State University has many student athletes on both men's and women's teams and across all sports who have had exceptional collegiate careers both academically and athletically...
Speak Out 5/23/11 (05/23/11)
WHAT happened to the "Keep right except to pass" signs? Seems like the right lane on most roads, including interstates, is the new passing lane. A lot of people get in the left lane and stay there. It's particularly annoying at night when they leave their headlights on bright...
Prayer 5/23/11 (05/23/11)
O Lord Jesus, bless those who selflessly help those in need. Amen.
Copperheads Clinch First Play-off Berth (05/23/11)
The Semo Copperheads rallied together, in what was thought to be possibly there very last football game this season and defeated cross-town rivals the Jackson Apaches 38-28 in a hard fought battle. This win guarantee's them there very first play-off berth in team history. ...
Rubbermaid Donates to Red Cross (05/23/11)
Recently we at Rubbermaid wanted to do something for the flood victims in Southeast Missouri. Craig Raney, HR Leader at Rubbermaid, in Jackson, suggested that we ask our sister Rubbermaid plant in Winfiled, Kansas to donate some coolers and totes. As a result several skids of this product were received and Craig made arrangements to donate the coolers and totes to the local Regional Red Cross of Southeast Missouri for the flood victims. ...
Rubbermaid Donates Coolers to Healthpoint (05/23/11)
Shawn Holt an employee at Rubbermaid recently received some coolers and jugs from Rubbermaid to donate to the Jackson Healthpoint. According to Scott Givens, Manager for Jackson Healthpoint, the coolers and water jugs will be used for Jackson athletic activities as well as summer youth programs...
Breast Feeding is Natural, Normal, and Healthy (05/23/11)
When a mother is breastfeeding her child in a public space, these simple courtesies will help you in any situation. 1. When you happen to see a mother feeding and you make eye contact but are unsure of what to do, just smile (perhaps give a nod). CAUTION: Do not grin, she may get the impression you are a perv...
Mr. Smiley Face (05/23/11)
Is this "Mr. Smiley Face" shyly peeking out of his "pink palace" or is he settling down into it for a nap?
Rubbermaid Donates Coolers to Scott City Fire Dept (05/23/11)
Doug Hargrove, Rubbermaid employee, recently asked and received some coolers from Rubbermaid and donated them to the Scott City Fire Department. Here is Doug presenting the coolers to Jay Cassout, Fire Chief for Scott City. According to Chief Cassout the coolers will be filled with water and gartorade and carried on the fire apparatus to replenish fluids lost by fire personnel on emergency scene's...
Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary's Adorable Adoptable (05/23/11)
Well I was right in the middle of my nap when the photographer captured my picture! My name is Jynx and I was born in 2000. I have a beautiful gray coat! Do you have a sunny spot at your house so that I could stretch out and take a cat nap?? Please call Safe Harbor at 573-243-9823 if you do and I'll pack my bags! Please also visit safeharboranimalsanctuary.org to see others that are available for adoption...
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