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Stories from Friday, May 27, 2011

State formula provides varying funding to summer schools based on districts' assessed valuation (05/27/11)
Those lazy days of summer were short-lived for the seven students in James Brake's history class Thursday afternoon at Cape Girardeau Central High School. It was the first day of summer school for Tigers who have fallen behind in their studies, joining thousands of public school students throughout Missouri for the annual summer session...
More counties added to federal disaster declaration (05/27/11)
Five more Southeast Missouri counties have been added to a federal disaster declaration that includes seven other local counties cleaning up after recent flooding. Residents in Bollinger, Dunklin, Pemiscot, Reynolds and St. Francis counties are now eligible for individual federal assistance to cover uninsured losses or expenses, such as temporary housing, home repair, replacement of household items and medical bills...
Cape, Jackson swim facilities aren't affected by pool drain recall (05/27/11)
While swimming pools across the country could shut down this weekend after the recall of 1 million pool drain covers that prevent children from getting trapped underwater and drowning, Cape Girardeau's two swim facilities won't be affected, city officials said...
Mississippi County commission hears report on flood-related road damage (05/27/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Flooding in Mississippi County has taken a heavy toll on both state and county roads, according to county officials. "We've been working on everything this side of the levee," Richard Wallace, county road and bridge superintendent, reported during the regular county commission meeting Thursday. "We just now have them passable."...
Residents lament loss of trees for Bloomfield Road project (05/27/11)
Dozens of trees have been marked with a red X along a half-mile stretch of Bloomfield Road. When Lorene Wood sees them, she sees the death of one of the most scenic roadways in Cape Girardeau.
New Highway Patrol information officer gets intense introduction to new job (05/27/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- In the weeks since taking over as the Missouri State Highway Patrol's new public information/education officer, Trooper Clark Parrott's dream job has involved plane crashes and devastating flooding in Troop E. "My first day was March 28; I came in at 7:45 (a.m.) … and by 7:48, a radio (operator) walked in and said 'Are you aware we have a downed plane in Ripley County,' and the phones started ringing," explained Parrott, an eight-year veteran who replaced Sgt. ...
Area doctor receives second five year sentence for abusing patients (05/27/11)
KENNETT, Mo. -- A former Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Malden, Mo., doctor was sentenced to another five years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to inappropriately touching a female patient. Dr. Martin McDonald, 52, of Wappapello, Mo., pleaded guilty to felony sexual abuse before Presiding Circuit Judge Stephen Sharp, according to Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney Steve Sokoloff. McDonald's plea preempted his trial, which was set for Friday...
Jetton pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault (05/27/11)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Former Missouri House speaker Rod Jetton pleaded guilty Thursday to a reduced charge of misdemeanor assault, avoiding the possibility of jail time with the admission he struck a woman in the face and choked her during sex at her Sikeston, Mo., home in November 2009.
EPA: Low level of E. coli in Missouri floodway (05/27/11)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The Environmental Protection Agency said tests on receding floodwaters in Southeast Missouri's Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway show low levels of E. coli bacteria. The EPA's regional office in Kansas City, Kan., said Thursday that sampling taken Tuesday showed E. coli bacteria levels well below Missouri's official standard for swimming. The testing was done to determine if there were any threats for emergency responders who could come into contact with the floodwaters...
Cairo to hold service of thanksgiving (05/27/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- A community service of thanksgiving is planned in Cairo to celebrate the town's survival after recent flooding. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. June 4 at the Cairo High School gymnasium. Mayor Tyrone Coleman and representatives of Cairo's faith community will offer prayers and praise in the hourlong service...
Cape embalmer helps at makeshift mortuary in Joplin (05/27/11)
Mark Seesing has a mantra: dignity, respect, privacy. The Cape Girardeau resident is manning a makeshift mortuary near Joplin, Mo., where the death toll from Sunday's tornado is now at 126 people. It is a grim and daunting task. "We try to handle each individual as an individual and treat them with the respect and dignity they are due," said Seesing, a funeral director and embalmer at Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. ...
United Way hands out annual Spirit awards (05/27/11)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri awarded three annual Spirit awards Thursday. The Spirit of Community Award goes to a local company that has led the efforts in supporting the organization. The city of Cape Girardeau won this year's award. United Way executive director Nancy Jernigan said though the city is not known for overpaying employees, the workers are generous in giving a share of their earnings much higher than average...
Cape County Commission OKs plan to eliminate park superintendent position (05/27/11)
Purcell's plan is in the books. The Cape Girardeau County Commission on Thursday unanimously approved Commissioner Jay Purcell's proposal to permanently eliminate the parks superintendent position, which has been vacant since Feb. 9, when Bruce Watkins left the post...
Perryville man arrested after leading police on search (05/27/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A Perryville man wanted for felony theft in connection with an earlier crime was in jail Thursday after a Perry County deputy spotted him walking down South Street near the center of town. When the deputy circled back to arrest him, Brandon Morse, 22, fled on foot, prompting a search for several hours until early in the afternoon when he was arrested at his mother's apartment, said Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf. ...
Local bands lend songs to benefit CD (05/27/11)
Most of the time, a CD comes out to promote a band, further one musician's career or make a name for a new artist, but not this time. Alex Beaird, lead singer and guitarist with Bull Mountain Revelry, recruited bands in Southeast Missouri to lend a song to a compilation CD, the proceeds from which will be donated to the American Red Cross Southeast Missouri chapter to help with flood relief in the area...
Cape man faces marijuana charge (05/27/11)
A Cape Girardeau man was arrested early Thursday morning on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Lyonel M. Heard, 40, was in custody Thursday afternoon at the Cape Girardeau County Jail on a $7,500 surety bond. At about 1:05 a.m., police responded to suspicious activity near Bloomfield and Hanover streets. ...
Sikeston man charged with rape, armed criminal action, forcible sodomy (05/27/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston man was arraigned Wednesday on several sex charges involving minors. Following reports from three young females, Ronald Dean Sherrod, 59, was charged with several counts of rape, armed criminal action and forcible sodomy, all felonies...
Wayne County, Mo., family caught in path of powerful storm Wednesday (05/27/11)
SILVA, Mo. -- When Sharon Russom woke up on the muddy ground Wednesday afternoon, halfway between her Silva, Mo., home and the storm cellar where her family had tried to take shelter from an approaching tornado, she feared the worst. Two large trees, ripped up by their roots, now lay in the yard in front of her, where her son and soon-to-be daughter-in-law had stood moments before...
Holiday alters trash pickups (05/27/11)
Cape Girardeau City Hall, customer service, parks and recreation department and public works will close Monday for Memorial Day. Monday trash and recycling customers will run Tuesday. Tuesday trash and recycling customers will run Wednesday, and the rest of the week is unaltered. Call 339-6351 with questions or for more information...
Poplar Bluff man charged with exploiting teens (05/27/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff man was charged Tuesday with sexually exploiting two local teenagers by having them expose themselves so he could videotape them. Ronald L. Vaughn, 54, of the 1000 block of Franklin Street was charged with two felonies of sexual exploitation of a minor by Butler County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Paul Oesterreicher...
U.S. 61 bridge in Perry Co. to be replaced (05/27/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Work to replace the U.S. 61 bridge over Apple Creek in Perry County will begin June 13, weather permitting. As work continues, the road will remain closed from Route F in Perry County to Route KK in Cape Girardeau County. Completion is anticipated in mid-August. ...
Death toll rises to 132 after Joplin, Mo., tornado (05/27/11)
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- The death toll from the massive tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo., reached 132 Friday, a city spokeswoman said, while the state worked to pare down the list of people missing and unaccounted for since the storm. Joplin city spokeswoman Lynn Onstot confirmed the new death toll to The Associated Press shortly before state officials announced that the missing list had been trimmed to 156 people...
First on Joplin missing list found alive (05/27/11)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- As emergency workers in Joplin searched Thursday for more than 230 people listed as missing after a tornado tore through the city, one was sitting on a wooden chair outside the wreckage of her home, cuddling her cat. Sally Adams, 75, said neighbors rescued her Sunday after the storm destroyed her house and took her to a friend's home. When The Associated Press told her she was on the missing list, Adams laughed and said "Get me off of there!"...
Tornado victims often uninsured (05/27/11)
ATLANTA -- Many of the states hammered by what's already the deadliest year for tornadoes in more than half a century have among the nation's highest rates of homes without hazard insurance despite being among the most twister-prone, data analyzed by The Associated Press shows...
Blunt: Feds should fully cover Joplin cleanup (05/27/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt says he is urging the federal government to pick up a greater-than-usual share of the cleanup costs from a deadly tornado that tore through the southwest Missouri city of Joplin. The federal government typically covers 75 percent of the costs of responding to disasters, with state and local governments picking up the rest...
All staff, most students accounted for in Joplin School District (05/27/11)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- The Joplin School District has accounted for all of staff and 90 percent of its students. Superintendent C.J. Huff made the announcement Thursday. Officials had asked all students and staff to contact the district after Sunday's tornado...
Rod Blagojevich denies charges, talks Little League (05/27/11)
CHICAGO -- Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich on Thursday began addressing -- and denying -- some of the corruption allegations against him, but only after about six hours of testimony about his upbringing, his first Little League hit and his college-age insecurity...
N.J. plans to pull out of greenhouse gas initiative (05/27/11)
TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey is dropping out of the Northeast's program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Republican Gov. Chris Christie announced Thursday, calling the pact a failure at cutting pollution and a burden to taxpayers. The decision to withdraw from the 10-state cap-and-trade program at the end of the year marks a turnaround for New Jersey, a heavily industrialized state that was an early backer of efforts to curb the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming...
Men narrow women's population advantage (05/27/11)
WASHINGTON -- Women are continuing to outlive men, but men are gaining on them in numbers thanks to medical improvements. 2010 census figures released Thursday show men are narrowing the female population advantage, primarily in the 65-plus age group. It's a change in the social dynamics of a country in which longevity, widowhood and health care for seniors have been mostly seen as women's issues...
President Obama signs Patriot Act extension (05/27/11)
WASHINGTON -- Congress on Thursday passed a four-year extension of post-Sept. 11 powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit of terrorists. Votes taken in rapid succession in the Senate and House came after lawmakers rejected attempts to temper the law enforcement powers to ensure that individual liberties are not abused...
White House unveils plans to curb regulations (05/27/11)
WASHINGTON -- Oil spill prevention requirements will no longer apply to spilled milk. Gasoline pumps wouldn't need devices for trapping vapor pollutants, and there would be fewer bureaucratic hurdles for doctors who want to dispense medical advice to a distant patient...
High energy prices held back economic growth in 1st quarter (05/27/11)
WASHINGTON -- High gasoline prices, government budget cuts and weaker-than-expected consumer spending caused the economy to grow only weakly in the first three months of the year. The Commerce Department estimated Thursday that the economy grew at an annual rate of 1.8 percent in the January-March quarter. That was the same as its first estimate a month ago...
Google launches trial of tap-to-pay phone system in N.Y., San Francisco (05/27/11)
NEW YORK -- Google Inc. launched its bid to dominate a world where the smartphone has replaced the wallet as the container for credit cards, coupons and receipts. It's a vision shared by others. The Internet search and advertising company faces tough competition from cellphone companies and Visa, which all want to play a central role in tying together phones, retailers and banks into a new payment system...
7 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan (05/27/11)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Nine NATO service members were killed Thursday in Afghanistan, including seven U.S. troops among eight who died when a powerful bomb exploded in a field where they were patrolling on foot, officials said. Two Afghan policemen also died and two others were wounded in the explosion in the mountainous Shorabak district of Kandahar province, 12 miles from the Pakistan border, said Gen. Abdul Raziq, chief of the Afghan border police in the province...
Fugitive Ratko Mladic appears in court following 16-year hunt (05/27/11)
BELGRADE, Serbia -- Sixteen years after the bull-necked military commander went on the run, a pale and shrunken Ratko Mladic was hauled into a courtroom Thursday to face charges of genocide in ordering torture, rape and the slaughter of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in 1995...
Obama, Medvedev work to overcome nations' mistrust (05/27/11)
DEAUVILLE, France -- President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev emerged from private talks Thursday unable to show progress on the issue of missile defense, underscoring an enduring mistrust underlying the U.S.-Russia relationship despite gradual thawing...
29 dead, 700 flee as gang battles hit west Mexico (05/27/11)
MORELIA, Mexico -- A gunbattle between rival drug gangs in western Mexico left 29 bullet-ridden bodies in fake military uniforms heaped across a road and inside bullet-riddled vehicles in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit, the army said Thursday...
Suicide bomb kills at least 32 in Pakistan (05/27/11)
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A suicide bomber in a pickup truck detonated his explosives near several government offices in northwest Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 32 people, in the latest violence to hit the country since the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden...
Jackson's Smith ranks second among qualifiers for Class 4 long jump (05/27/11)
Jackson senior Blake Smith enters the Class 4 state track and field meet after recording the second-best long jump in last weekend's sectional round. He likes knowing someone was better.
Central, Oran will attempt to play quarterfinal baseball games today (05/27/11)
Wet fields again stood in the way of two local baseball teams' attempts to punch their tickets to the final four. Central and Oran will try to play their quarterfinal games today. Central is scheduled to host Vianney at 4:30 p.m. in a Class 4 quarterfinal. The Tigers, who enter 17-9, are searching for their first final four berth since 1994 when they won the state title...
Southeast Missouri State baseball team wins pair Friday to stay alive at OVC tourney (05/27/11)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team is still alive at the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. Second-seeded Southeast posted its second elimination win Friday, downing fourth-seeded Tennessee Tech 6-1. Southeast (34-21) is one of three squads remaining in the six-team, double-elimination event in Jackson, Tenn...
Southeast Missouri State baseball team falls into losers bracket at OVC tourney (05/27/11)
Southeast fell into the losers bracket with an 8-2 loss to Jacksonville State
Southeast baseball beats UTM at tournament (05/27/11)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team staved off elimination, at least for a while, at the Ohio Valley Conference tournament Friday. Second-seeded Southeast beat sixth-seeded Tennessee-Martin 12-7 in the losers bracket of the six-team, double-elimination event in Jackson, Tenn...
Harris answers bell for Southeast Missouri State baseball team despite banged-up knee (05/27/11)
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State senior Nick Harris was especially glad to be back on the field Thursday. That's because it looked like there was a chance Harris would miss the Ohio Valley Conference tournament for the second straight season to end his college career...
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball coach hires two assistants (05/27/11)
New Southeast Missouri women's basketball coach Ty Margenthaler hired assistants Ben Coomes and Heather Ezell on Thursday to fill the final two spots on his staff. Coomes and Ezell join Dionnah Jackson, who was an assistant at Southeast last season...
Jackson Jr. Legion debuts with win (05/27/11)
The Jackson Junior American Legion baseball team opened its season with a 16-2 victory over Charleston Babe Ruth on Thursday in the Jackson Memorial Junior Legion tournament. Ryan O'Rear, Dylan Miller and Steven Eddy all had two hits for Jackson. Eddy collected the win on the mound, allowing three hits in five innings. He struck out three...
Cards thrive despite one win from its aces (05/27/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Nearly two months in, the St. Louis Cardinals have one victory from twin aces Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright. Woe is them, right? Nope. The Cardinals lead the National League Central because the rest of the arms have been strong enough to withstand two big hits, Wainwright's elbow reconstruction in February and Carpenter's roughest stretch by far since joining St. Louis in 2004...
Broadway visions (05/27/11)
Entertainment lives downtown. Sure, it takes vacations to other parts of the city at places like the Show Me Center or Rhymer's in Town Plaza, but entertainment lives downtown. When friends or family come in from out of town, I take them downtown. I walk them by the floodwall to see the murals. We pop into the shops along Main Street...
The big storm (05/27/11)
If you are reading this -- and, obviously, you are -- it's good news. It means you survived the severe storms predicted for Wednesday afternoon and evening. Our nerves are acutely aware of the deadly power of storms after Sunday's horrific tornado in Joplin. If all those deaths are not to be in vain, let's hope that the 120-plus lost lives in Joplin will serve as a grim -- but real -- caution that we should heed those storm sirens when they go off...
Even in retirement Judy Barks-Westrich will practice the art of teaching (05/27/11)
Even in retirement, Judy Barks-Westrich plans to teach. The art educator retired this year after nearly four decades in the classroom. She started in the Sikeston School District, where she taught art at every level over 23 years before coming to Cape Girardeau Central High School in 1995. She watched her last group of graduating art students leave earlier this month...
Southeast Missouri native David Nail headlines flood relief concert in Sikeston (05/27/11)
In times of crisis, people join together to help out in any way they can. As Southeast Missouri recovers from flood and storm damage, one Kennett, Mo., native is using his talents to help his roots. MCA recording artist David Nail will perform today at the Sikeston Field House in a concert to benefit the SEMO Health Network, which is helping flood and storm victims in Southeast Missouri. ...
Best Bet: Giant City Slickers at Tunes at Twilight (05/27/11)
After some stormy weather earlier in the week, today's forecast is sunny and 70s. Take advantage of it with Old Town Cape's Tunes at Twilight concert series, this week featuring Giant City Slickers. This Western swing band from just across the river in Southern Illinois includes Mark Stoffel on electric mandolin and fiddle, Dan Goett on lead guitar, Alex Kirt on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Nate Graham on upright bass and two part-time drummers. ...
Oprah's finale a 'love letter' to her fans (05/27/11)
CHICAGO -- There were no free cars or vacations. No favorite things or makeovers. No celebrity guests on stage -- though there were plenty in the audience. The finale of Oprah Winfrey's talk show, taped Tuesday and aired Wednesday, was all about the one thing that made her a billion-dollar success: the unique connection she made with millions of viewers for 25 years. In what she called her "love letter" to fans, she made clear that to her, all those TV friendships went both ways...
Jackson Municipal Band tunes up for the 2011 season (05/27/11)
The Jackson Municipal Band begins its 91st season Monday with a performance at the American Legion Memorial Day ceremony at the city cemetery in uptown Jackson. The band begins its regular Thursday night performances at 8 p.m. June 2 at the Jackson band shell. It will continue weekly until the final concert Aug. 11, which will be at the courthouse gazebo, where the band played when it first began...
Louise James (05/27/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Esther Louise James, 59, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hutchings Funeral Chapel. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery near Marble Hill...
Barry Butterfield (05/27/11)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Barry Butterfield, 47, of Dongola died Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Ill. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Cripps officiating. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery...
Jean McDannold (05/27/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Jean Elizabeth McDannold, 85, of Poplar Bluff died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at her home. Mrs. McDannold was born Nov. 6, 1925, in Hannibal, Mo. She was a member of Park Methodist Church in Hannibal. She retired in 1983 from Hughes Aircraft in California. After retirement, Mrs. McDannold and her husband moved to Mountain Home, Ark., then Jonesboro, Ark., before settling in Poplar Bluff. She enjoyed fishing, gardening and flowers...
Nellie Blankenship (05/27/11)
Nellie Flora Blankenship, 96, of Carthage, Mo., formerly of Jackson, died Thursday, May 26, 2011, at St. Luke's Nursing Center in Carthage. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Births 5/27/11 (05/27/11)
Son to Lee Robert and Carrie Ann Neumann of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 3:41 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Name, Steven Lee. Weight, 4 pounds, 3 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Neumann is the former Carrie Miller, daughter of Linda Miller of Jackson, and the late Raymond Miller. Neumann is the son of Martin and Susan Neumann of Jackson. He is a technician at Procter & Gamble...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/27/11 (05/27/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police/fire report 5/27/11 (05/27/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 5/27/11 (05/27/11)
James Varner Parker, director of Southeast Missouri State University Museum, unveils the design for a downtown mural that will be painted on the John Jones building overlooking a parking lot at Water and Themis streets. Dr. Frank A. Wiley, superintendent of the Jackson School District, calls for an increase in the district's operating levy in a report on a proposed 1986-1987 budget he terms "meager."...
Joplin's recovery (05/27/11)
Sunday evening at 5:30, Joplin, Mo., was hit by an EF5 tornado said by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to be the eighth deadliest in U.S. history. The tornadic winds of at least 200 mph have led to more than 100 deaths and destruction to one-third of the city...
100-Mile Yard Sale (05/27/11)
Yesterday the 100-Mile Yard Sale kicked off and will run through Monday. The 13th annual event will take place along Highway 25 starting in Jackson, making its way through several Southeast Missouri towns, and ending in Kennett. This event attracts hundreds of individuals looking for hidden treasures. If you plan to attend or will be traveling nearby, have fun but be safe...
Speak Out 5/27/11 (05/27/11)
HOW would Americans feel if we were told the borders of the United States should be pushed back to what they were before 1835? No country that has fought for their land would agree to return it to the losers. Obama has once again shown what an inept fool of a president he is. And before anyone cries Israel stole the land, America was stolen from the American natives and you reap the rewards...
Prayer 5/27/11 (05/27/11)
O Heavenly Father, thank you for watching over us and drawing us close to you. Amen.
Relief Fund Established to Help Girl Scout Members (05/27/11)
Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland continues to send its thoughts and prayers to those who have suffered from recent natural disasters across our area. We are proud of our Girl Scout members, sisters, and friends who have reached out to each other in this time of great need...
Drop off point for Joplin relief (05/27/11)
Midwest Agri-Chemico and affiliates(Midwest Grain and Barge, Agri-Trans, and First Missouri Terminals) is staging a drop off point for Joplin relief supplies at our Agri-Trans truck terminal on 4014 Nash Road ( first building on right past the food bank). ...
Perryville Career Center Students Complete CNA (05/27/11)
Twenty-six students from the Perryville Area Career and Technology Center Health Occupations class recently completed the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) course. The class is taught by Sheila Brown, R.N. Several of the students will be working at local health care facilities and many of them will attend colleges and universities to pursue careers in the health care field...
Perryville Career Center Students Complete CNA (05/27/11)
Twenty-six students from the Perryville Area Career and Technology Center Health Occupations class recently completed the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) course. The class is taught by Sheila Brown, R.N. Several of the students will be working at local health care facilities and many of them will attend colleges and universities to pursue careers in the health care field...
PHS Students Earn JCAA Academic Award (05/27/11)
Ninety-six Perryville High School students recently received the JCAA (Jefferson County Athletic Association) Academic Award. To earn the award, students had to participate in one sport and maintain a 3.33 GPA on a 4 point scale for 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter. Those receiving the award were:...
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