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Stories from Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Red Cross says cash now primary need in Joplin (05/24/11)
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - The Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross is asking those wanting to help Joplin residents to send money, rather than other donations. The organization says it is currently not accepting food, clothing, water or other basic supplies at Missouri Southern State University...
Perryville recovering from April windstorm (05/24/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The people of Perryville know what it's like to be beaten up by angry winds. A little more than a month after the community was hit by straight-line winds that its residents say felt a lot like a tornado, Perryville residents watched the images coming out of Joplin, Mo., pummeled Sunday by a twister that claimed at least 116 lives...
Corps sets March deadline for temporary fix of breached Birds Point levee (05/24/11)
The message sure to infuriate property owners in the Birds Point-New Madrid floodway came down as a tweet Monday from Col. Vernie Reichling. "Just visited the inflow of the BPNM, water is slowly stopping. Memphis engineers developing alternatives to reset levee by 1 Mar 12," Reichling, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District, wrote on Twitter...
Locals gear up to help fellow Missourians in devastated Joplin (05/24/11)
Missouri residents may have sent their prayers to Joplin, Mo., Monday, but organizations and communities statewide, including in Cape Girardeau and other parts of Southeast Missouri, were preparing to send personnel and supplies, too.
Health care policy experts discuss reform law (05/24/11)
People attending a town-hall meeting Monday night agreed the country needed health care reform, but they weren't convinced the nation got the reforms it needed. Health care policy experts Ryan Barker and Thomas McAuliffe of the Missouri Foundation for Health talked with about 25 small-business owners, health care workers and senior citizens who came with questions about how federal health care reform will affect them...
Cape city officials address resident concerns about Broadway project (05/24/11)
Cape Girardeau business owners and residents came out to voice concerns and gain more information on the Broadway Corridor Enhancement Project at a public forum Monday night at the Discovery Playhouse. The forum was led by Cape Girardeau city officials along with representatives from Horner and Shifrin Inc. and SWT Design, both of St. Louis...
Overnight, afternoon storms cause damage in Southeast Missouri (05/24/11)
Storms that blew through Southeast Missouri Sunday night and Monday afternoon left damaged trees and building in their wake. A storm that hit Cape Girardeau Sunday night left damaged trees on the south side of the city.
High school student tackles stealing suspect (05/24/11)
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...
Three Rivers expects $1.3 million in revenue from off-campus sites (05/24/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three Rivers College expects to see more than $1.3 million in revenue from its five off campus sites this fiscal year, as officials make plans to establish a presence in additional locations. The information was given to the board of trustees during Thursday's monthly meeting. ...
Sikeston girl dies after being hit by vehicle (05/24/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston, Mo., girl was killed after being struck by a vehicle Sunday in Mississippi County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 5:30 p.m., a 5-year-old pedestrian, Madison Hart of Sikeston, was in a ditch of tall grass on the shoulder of County Road 326, five miles south of Charleston. David L. Sutton, 20, of East Prairie was traveling westbound on the gravel road when the girl stepped out of the tall grass and into the path of Sutton's vehicle...
Cape County accident claims second life (05/24/11)
A Belleville, Ill., man died Monday as a result of injuries he received in a vehicle crash that occurred in Cape Girardeau County Thursday. Erick Faile, 21, died as a result of massive trauma, Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton confirmed late Monday afternoon...
Route N in Cape County reduced for bridge repairs (05/24/11)
Route N between county roads 251 and 253 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge maintenance. Weather permitting, work will be done from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Kingshighway in Cape will be reduced to one lane for pavement repairs (05/24/11)
Kingshighway from Good Hope Street to Bloomfield Road in Cape Girardeau will be reduced to one lane today and Wednesday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. Weather permitting, work will be done from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
County commission approves new computer purchases for three offices (05/24/11)
The purchase of new computers for the Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Mapping Office and Assessor's Office was approved by the Cape Girardeau County Commission at its Monday meeting. Cape Girardeau County information technology director Eric McGowen presented proposals for the equipment purchases, which county officials called necessary...
Corps of Engineers posts damage claim information on website (05/24/11)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has posted information on its Mississippi Valley Division website for people who believe they have sustained damages as a result of floodway operations to file claims for compensation. The website includes a simple claims process statement, detailed claims process information and a form to file claims for damage, injury or death...
Sikeston man injured when train strikes tractor (05/24/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston man received serious injuries after the tractor he was driving was struck by a train Saturday in Sikeston. The accident reportedly occurred Saturday afternoon as a Sikeston man operating a tractor crossed the railroad tracks behind Sikeston Walmart and was struck by a moving Burlington-Northern Santa Fe train. The driver of the tractor was ejected from the tractor and taken to a Cape Girardeau hospital. He was later transferred to a hospital in St. Louis...
Feds seek to derail H&R Block's deal for TaxACT (05/24/11)
BOSTON -- The Department of Justice is trying to halt H&R Block's plans to acquire the creator of TaxACT software, saying the deal would leave just two major competitors in the do-it-yourself tax preparation market. The agency on Monday filed an antitrust lawsuit arguing that the transaction would eliminate a strong rival of H&R Block Inc. and Intuit Inc., maker of such programs as Quicken and TurboTax...
Radio host says doomsday actually coming in October (05/24/11)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- California preacher Harold Camping said Monday his prophecy that the world would end was off by five months because Judgment Day actually will come Oct. 21. Camping, who predicted that 200 million Christians would be taken to heaven Saturday before the Earth was destroyed, said he felt so terrible when his doomsday prediction did not come true that he left home and took refuge in a motel with his wife. ...
High court to Calif: Cut prison inmate population by 30,000 (05/24/11)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday narrowly endorsed reducing California's cramped prison population by more than 30,000 inmates to fix sometimes deadly problems in medical care, ruling that federal judges retain enormous power to oversee troubled state prisons...
U.S. stock markets plunge on European debt worries (05/24/11)
NEW YORK -- After three days of bad news about Europe's debt crisis sent Asian and European markets down Monday, it was Wall Street's turn. The Dow Jones industrial average fell as many as 180 points before paring back some of its losses. Another steep downgrade of Greece's credit rating, a warning on Italy's debt and a major defeat of Spain's ruling party caused new worries about Europe's debt crisis...
Obama in Ireland: 'I've come home' (05/24/11)
DUBLIN -- He downed a pint of Guinness with a distant cousin and checked out centuries-old parish records tracing his family to Ireland. From the tiny village of Moneygall to a huge, cheering crowd in Dublin, President Barack Obama opened his four-nation trip through Europe on Monday with an unlikely homecoming far removed from the grinding politics of Washington and the world...
NATO airstrikes hit Libyan capital (05/24/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- NATO warplanes bombarded targets in Tripoli with more than 20 airstrikes early today, striking around Moammar Gadhafi's residential compound in what appeared to be the heaviest night of bombing of the Libyan capital since the Western alliance launched its air campaign against his forces...
Weather pushes baseball sectionals to today (05/24/11)
Rain proved the winner in Monday's scheduled Class 1 sectional baseball games. The Naylor at Oak Ridge game never got started. The game was postponed around 11:30 a.m. because of the threat of storms. The game was rescheduled for 4 p.m. today, but the Oak Ridge field was wet before Monday's rain and the game could be moved to another location...
Sectional-bound Central baseball team is big on freebies (05/24/11)
Central will try to beat Hillsboro in a telltale statistical department today in the Class 4 sectionals
Redhawks' Moses collects his third player of the week award from Ohio Valley Conference (05/24/11)
Southeast Missouri State junior third baseman Trenton Moses has been named the Ohio Valley Conference player of the week for the third time this season. Moses batted .692 (9 for 13) in four games last week. He had two doubles, a home run, six RBIs and six runs scored to help the Redhawks go 3-1...
Southeast Missouri State track team sends 11 athletes to regional (05/24/11)
Southeast Missouri State track and field coach Eric Crumpecker considers qualifying for NCAA regional competition a notable achievement and a reward for a strong season. Eleven of Crumpecker's athletes earned that distinction and will attempt to take the next step Thursday through Saturday at the NCAA West Regional on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene...
Area digest 5/24/11 (05/24/11)
The team of Ron Underwood, Dana Underwood, Ron Seabaugh and Davis Johnson scored a 59 to win the Susan G. Koman Rally for the Cure golf outing at Cape Girardeau Country Club. The team of Mary Ellen Bean, Frank Bean, Cindy Schmoll and Al Whorton carded a 60 for second place...
Pujols ends HR drought in Cards' 3-1 victory (05/24/11)
SAN DIEGO -- Albert Pujols hit his first homer in 106 at-bats to end the longest drought of his career and the St. Louis Cardinals scored two runs off Heath Bell in the ninth to beat the struggling San Diego Padres 3-1 on Monday night. The NL Central-leading Cardinals won for the seventh time in eight games. The Padres have lost six of seven, and their 8-19 home record is the worst in the NL...
Baby boomers fueling boom in knee, hip surgeries (05/24/11)
SAN DIEGO -- We're becoming a nation of bum knees, worn-out hips and sore shoulders, and it's not just the Medicare set. Baby boomer bones and joints also are taking a pounding, spawning a boom in operations to fix them. Knee replacement surgeries have doubled over the last decade and more than tripled in the 45-to-64 age group, new research shows. Hips are trending that way, too...
A speedy, healthy meal for hot summer nights (05/24/11)
Beautiful spring weather and longer days often mean a good, home-cooked supper falls by the wayside. But don't give in to the temptation of greasy takeout or frozen dinners. There are plenty of shortcuts that can help you get a healthy meal on the table in a surprisingly short amount of time...
Brandon Menz (05/24/11)
ORAN, Mo. -- Brandon Paul Menz, 25, of Oran, formerly of Scott City, died Saturday, May 21, 2011, at his home. He was born Sept. 12, 1985, at Chaffee, Mo., son of Mark Edwin Bowers and Sherry Lynn Menz. He was employed at Stockade Buildings near Morley, Mo...
Chadwick Tipton (05/24/11)
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...
Jeremy Hancock (05/24/11)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Jeremy Hancock, 32, of Jonesboro, formerly of Ware, Ill., died Friday, May 20, 2011, in Douglas, Ga. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Danny Jones officiating. Burial will be in Busby Cemetery...
Maurine Richardson (05/24/11)
Maurine M. Richardson, 90, of Fresno, Calif., died Saturday, May 14, 2011, in Fresno. She was formerly of Cape Girardeau. A graveside service was held May 20 at Hillcrest Memorial Park Valley View Lawn. Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary in Bakersfield, Calif., was in charge of arrangements...
Peggy Spencer (05/24/11)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Peggy A. Spencer, 72, of Villa Ridge, formerly of Mound City, Ill., died Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. There is no public visitation or service. Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge is in charge of arrangements...
Rev. Edward Sullivan (05/24/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Rev. Edward Hartrick Sullivan, 91, died Sunday, May 22, 2011, at St. Mary's of the Barrens in Perryville. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1957. Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mary Mother of God Chapel at St. Mary's of the Barrens, with a wake service at 7:30...
Births 5/24/11 (05/24/11)
Daughter to Cody Don Abernathy and Erin Marie VanMatre of Advance, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 9:42 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2011. Name, Kyndra Marie. Weight, 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Ms. VanMatre is the daughter of Kenneth VanMatre and Janice VanMatre of Advance. Abernathy is the son of Patsy Birk of Cape Girardeau and Gary Abernathy of Advance. He is employed by Randy Kinder Excavating...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/24/11 (05/24/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Cape Girardeau fire report 5/24/11 (05/24/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Jackson police and fire report 5/24/11 (05/24/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Out of the past 5/24/11 (05/24/11)
The Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce added 100 members during its annual membership drive May 13; the local chamber is now one of the largest in the United States in cities under 50,000 population, with 1,063 members. University High School held its final commencement last night, when 31 seniors and nine graduating juniors received diplomas at Rose Theater; University High phased out its secondary operation this spring, and next year will phase out the elementary part of its program...
Summer fun, landlord association and other news from Scott City (05/24/11)
Well, the rainfall finally quit. Scott City made it through with little damage. We did lose our entry road to our lagoon due to the rain, but we have rebuilt it. Unfortunately, a lot of our Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois neighbors didn't fare so well. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the many individuals and communities that sustained extensive damages. I think it's time to define what a 100-year rainfall really is...
Greene CIE (05/24/11)
Some of the initiatives, facilities and programs at Southeast Missouri State University have been made possible by generous friends of the university. The Southeast Missouri State University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was recently dedicated in the name of one such individual, Douglas C. Greene...
Long-overdue renovations (05/24/11)
While I am certainly pleased that necessary renovations are being made at my alma mater (and former employer), I am left wondering if there are any improvements planned for Grauel Building. I've been told that this is the building in which the highest percentage of all Southeast Missouri State University students attend a class during their time in college due to the composition and literature requirements for degree programs...
Speak Out 5/24/11 (05/24/11)
MICHIGAN has a $2 million lottery winner that has no shame and is accepting food stamps 11 months after winning. The state of Michigan says their hands are tied and he is eligible. Now, explain how they can make that kind of claim while people trying to better themselves by working are kicked off as soon as possible...
Prayer 5/24/11 (05/24/11)
Lord Jesus, provide an extra measure of strength for those recovering from devastating storms. Amen.
Jackson FBLA Shows Success at State (05/24/11)
The Future Business Leaders of America chapter from Jackson High School participated in the Missouri State FBLA Leadership Conference in Columbia, Missouri, April 17-19, 2011. Three advisers and 26 students attended the conference. After opening with competitions on Sunday, chapter members ran a campaign for Kathy Scienski for State Secretary, which included a campaign booth on Sunday evening and a skit and speech on Monday morning. ...
Smartstyle is asking for your help! (05/24/11)
Smartstyle in Cape Girardeau Walmart is asking for your help to support victims of the Joplin tornado! We wish to help our fellow staff, whose salon and homes were completely ravaged, as well as their community members. We are asking for new and gently used donated items such as clothing, household supplies, personal care items, baby formula, pet food, and nonperishable food and drink. All donations will be taken directly Tuesday, May 31, 2011 to those in need...
Sampson (05/24/11)
This is Sampson my Great Pyrenees. I hope for pet of the week!
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (05/24/11)
Maple is a 10 month old Boxer mix. She was found starved. After being in foster care and gaining some weight she is ready for a new home! Maple is available for adoption at The Humane Society of SEMO 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org...
LFCS 2011 Boas and Bling (05/24/11)
Lutheran Family and Children's Services' First Annual Boas and Bling Event held at Ray's Plaza Conference Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. All proceeds from the event were for Lutheran Family and Children's Services.
Waiting for Worms (05/24/11)
These baby Bluebirds were in the grass in my back yard , waiting for the momma bluebird to feed them, it was fun to watch the momma bluebird feed them bugs and worms.
Buzzing the Flowers (05/24/11)
A Bee on a flower at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Youth in Government Day (05/24/11)
Cape Central and Notre Dame Students Pose for their City Council Member picture at Youth In Government Day sponsored by The Evening Optimist Club of Cape Girardeau.
Are we going to lose Bloomfield Road? (05/24/11)
There's a meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 26, a 6:30 p.m. at the Osage Center to discuss Bloomfield Road "improvements." I hope those "improvements" aren't going to include widening the road, cutting down the trees and destroying the rural feel of the road...
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