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Corps of Engineers to explain claims process in East Prairie (06/01/11)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Officials from the Army Corps of Engineers' Memphis District will host an informational meeting Thursday in East Prairie to discuss the claims filing process for floodway residents and property owners. According to a news release sent out Wednesday, Memphis District commander Col. ...
FEMA: $5.8 million in assistance paid to Southeast Missouri (06/01/11)
More than $5.8 million in individual assistance has been granted to Southeast Missouri flood victims by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Scott County search, rescue team returns from Joplin (06/01/11)
With sirens almost constantly sounding, backhoes and other equipment causing commotion among miles of debris, Christa Tucker of the Scott County K-9 Search and Rescue Team worried her dog Taz wouldn't stay focused on their mission in tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo...
Some area firms expanding, taking advantage of low prices or are looking to relocate (06/01/11)
After remaining flat for the past two years, Cape Girardeau County's commercial real estate market is trending up. Some businesses are expanding to meet demand, others are taking advantage of low prices or looking to locate in a new market. "People who've been looking at the market for some time are deciding now is the time to pull the trigger," said Tom Kelsey, commercial real estate broker with Lorimont Place, Ltd...
Two charged over East Cape shooting return to court June 10 (06/01/11)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Two Illinois men charged in connection with the late April shooting death of an Oklahoma City man at an East Cape Girardeau strip club will both appear in court again June 10.
DNR grants quarry permit near Fruitland (06/01/11)
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources Clean Water Commission has granted Strack Excavating an operating permit at the site of its proposed quarry development off U.S. 61 near Fruitland.
City manager: New Cape parks director to be named by next week (06/01/11)
A new Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department director is expected to be named no later than the end of next week, city manager Scott Meyer said Tuesday, though he acknowledged an announcement could come within the next few days.
Construction of new $120,000 Cape skate park could start this winter at Arena Park (06/01/11)
There has been talk for years, but Cape Girardeau parks officials and organizers say they're closer than they've ever been to launching plans for a new skate park that -- in their best-case scenario -- would cost upward of $120,000 and be built in Arena Park sometime this winter...
Union Pacific steam locomotive to be on display Sunday in Cape (06/01/11)
The sounds of whistles, horns and chugging wheels will fill the air Saturday afternoon as Union Pacific Railroad's steam locomotive No. 844 rolls into town.
Postmaster retires from Benton post office (06/01/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- After 33 years and eight months of employment, Benton's postmaster has retired from the United States Postal Service. "I'm really going to miss the people," said Danny Kern, who has worked at the Benton branch since 1996. Before that, he was a postmaster in Gordonville and Anniston, Mo., and began his career with the Postal Service as a part-time clerk in Chaffee...
Citizens Electric closing Altenburg, Mo., office (06/01/11)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Citizens Electric Corp. will close its Altenburg office July 29. Its customer service personnel will be relocated to Citizens' Perryville, Mo., office; however, operations personnel will still work from the Altenburg site at 303 Maple St.
Ohio Valley Silver and Gold Roadshow in town to appraise treasures (06/01/11)
Field manager with the Ohio Valley Gold & SIlver Refinery and Roadshow David Rain ads a hen and chicken mechanical coin bank from the late 1800's to the display of items from past roadshows on display at Holiday Inn Express Tuesday, May 31, 2011 in Cape Girardeau. The roadshow will be at the Holiday Inn Express through Saturday for people to bring in their treasures for appraisal.
Suspect arrested following Cape Girardeau armed robbery (06/01/11)
Cape Girardeau police arrested an 18-year-old homeless man Tuesday morning after he allegedly robbed a convenience store.
Bloomfield Road to close between Stonebridge and Benton Hill Road (06/01/11)
Bloomfield Road will be closed between Stonebridge Drive and Benton Hill Road (County Road 206) beginning today, according to a news release from the city of Cape Girardeau. No traffic will be allowed through this section of road. It will be rebuilt with a new concrete surface, curbs and gutters
Southbound I-55 in Ste. Genevieve County will be reduced for pavement repairs (06/01/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Southbound Interstate 55 in Ste. Genevieve County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction next week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. This section of road is between routes DD and Y. Weather permitting, work will be done from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Monday through Friday.
Highway 25 in Stoddard County to be reduced to one lane (06/01/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 25 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane today and tomorrow while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make concrete repairs. This section of road is from U.S. 60 to Route E. Weather permitting, work will be done from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Signs will mark the work zone, and motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For additional information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Search for missing Missouri fisherman continues (06/01/11)
PIGGOTT, Ark. -- Arkansas authorities resumed their search Tuesday for a Campbell, Mo., man missing in the St. Francis River after his boat capsized over the holiday weekend. After searching all day Sunday and Monday for Charles Dickens, 30, authorities switched their efforts to a recovery operation late Monday afternoon, according to Clay County, Ark., Sheriff Gerald McClung...
134 now confimed dead after Joplin tornado (06/01/11)
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Everyone reported missing since last week's massive tornado in Joplin has been accounted for, state officials said Wednesday, and at least 134 people have been confirmed killed. The Missouri Department of Public Safety said the confirmed death toll of 134 includes 124 people who had been on the unaccounted-for list, seven people who were taken immediately to funeral homes after the storm, and three people who have since died in the hospital from their injuries...
Joplin begins long task of rebuilding (06/01/11)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Home Depot employees in orange vests were busy helping customers Tuesday in the parking lot of the Joplin store flattened just nine days earlier by a tornado. There wasn't a lot to choose from just yet, but the store's reopening and quick sales of roofing material, lumber and other necessities showed city residents' determination to begin rebuilding quickly after the May 22 tornado that cut a six-mile swath through the community of nearly 50,000 people. ...
Officials track origin of major E. coli outbreak in Europe (06/01/11)
BERLIN -- The foodborne bacterial outbreak that has hit Germany and other European nations is unlike anything Western experts have seen: 16 dead and more than 1,000 sick, including nearly 400 suffering severe and potentially fatal symptoms. But several days into the health threat, scientists remain unsure what produce -- and what country -- is responsible...
House rejects debt limit increase (06/01/11)
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans defeated their own proposal for a $2.4 trillion increase in the nation's debt limit Tuesday, a political gambit designed to reinforce a demand for spending cuts to accompany any increase in government borrowing. The vote was lopsided, with 97 in favor of the measure and 318 against...
Nokia shares plunge after warning (06/01/11)
HELSINKI -- Nokia Corp. on Tuesday warned its second-quarter sales and margins will be much lower than expected as rivals challenge the world's largest handset maker in both smartphones and low-end devices. The announcement sent Nokia shares down more than 17 percent to a 13-year low of $6.83 in late Helsinki trading...
Cellphones a 'possible' carcinogen, panel says (06/01/11)
LONDON -- A respected international panel of scientists says cellphones are possible cancer-causing agents, putting them in the same category as the pesticide DDT, gasoline engine exhaust and coffee. The classification was issued Tuesday in Lyon, France, by the International Agency for Research on Cancer after a review of dozens of published studies. ...
Heuring brothers help power Oran baseball team to final four (06/01/11)
Alex and Tyler Heuring have played a pivotal role in the Oran baseball team's success this season.
Oran baseball team out for elusive first state crown (06/01/11)
A preview of the Oran baseball team's Class 1 state semifinal game.
Area digest 6/1/11 (06/01/11)
The team of Randy Grady and Terrie Rose took first place in the SEMO Horseshoe Association's 14-team tournament at the Benton American Legion. Larry Glastetter and Lachelle Cook took second, while Tyler Elfrink and Melody Williams were third. The next tournament is scheduled for Sunday at the Leopold Knights of Columbus...
Cardinals rally to shrink Giants (06/01/11)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals got another positive sign from their former closer while taking down the San Francisco Giants' bullpen. Light-hitting Skip Schumaker capped a three-run eighth with a go-ahead infield hit after Ryan Franklin kept it close in the top half of the inning by striking out the side, leading St. Louis to a 4-3 victory Tuesday night...
From dingy to divine: how to update your furniture (06/01/11)
For many homeowners, spring has brought the itch for change but not the money to do much about it. But that doesn't mean you're stuck with Aunt Edna's floral couch another year. More and more homeowners are rolling up their sleeves and refurbishing tables, chairs and couches themselves, designers say...
Making the most of strawberries, asparagus (06/01/11)
Strawberries and asparagus are fresh at the farmers market and in the supermarket right now, and they are delicious. We have had some enjoyable strawberries from Aldi that are smaller and meaty and taste like old-fashioned berries we had at home growing up. I have included a few strawberry recipes and a couple of asparagus recipes for you to enjoy while the produce is at its peak of freshness...
Helen Cook (06/01/11)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Helen V. Cook, 84, of Arkansas, formerly of McClure, died Monday, May 30, 2011, at her home. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home...
Dean Allen (06/01/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- Dean C. Allen, 84, of Anna died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Marion Rehab and Nursing Center in Marion, Ill. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna...
Blake Jones (06/01/11)
Blake L. Jones, 20, of Jackson died Sunday, May 29, 2011, in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, and from 9:30 a.m. to service time Friday at New McKendree United Methodist Church...
Peggy Stanfield (06/01/11)
Peggy A. Stanfield, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
Margaret Gilliland (06/01/11)
Margaret Helen Gilliland, 83, of Cape Girardeau passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born June 19, 1927, at Fornfelt, to Elvis A. Blanchard and Ella Nora Campbell. She and Frank Gilliland were married June 18, 1949, at Fornfelt...
Lowell McElvain (06/01/11)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Lowell Edmond McElvain, 70, of Fredericktown, formerly of Marble Hill, Mo., passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, at Stockhoff Nursing Home in Fredericktown. He was born Jan. 24, 1941, in Glenallen, Mo., son of Jess Edward and Ella Mae Kirkpatrick McElvain. He married Julia Kay McElvain on Feb. 9, 1964. She passed away Nov. 1, 2000...
Omyle Harbin (06/01/11)
Omyle Harbin, 87, of Cape Girardeau passed away at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau. Omyle stepped into the arms of Jesus, her savior, Monday, May 30, 2011. She is now experiencing what we are anticipating. She was born Oct. 8, 1923, to Ernest and Bessie Dowell. She married William A. "Dub" Harbin June 5, 1942, in New Mexico...
William Elfrink (06/01/11)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- William Nelson Elfrink, 71, of Leopold passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Landmark Hospital. He was born Aug. 25, 1939, son of Martin and Anna Beel Elfrink. He married Donna Rae McCormick on May 18, 1963, at St. Joseph Church in Scott City...
Layton Mayfield (06/01/11)
Layton W. Mayfield, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at the Lutheran Home. He was born June 17, 1932, in Illmo, to Layton and Hazel Mae Shirrell Mayfield. He married Margaret S. McLane on Aug. 15, 1954. Mayfield was a mechanic with ABF Trucking Co. and was a member of SEMMA model airplane club and Illmo Baptist Church...
Inez Morrison (06/01/11)
Inez M. Morrison, 102, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Nov. 19, 1908, in Bowen, Mo., to Cyrus and Mary Cartwright Hammond. She and Daniel K. Morrison were married June 30, 1931, in Edwardsville, Ill. He died in April 1958...
Jackson police report 6/1/11 (06/01/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Property damage...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/1/11 (06/01/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/1/11 (06/01/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 6/1/11 (06/01/11)
The Church of God, previously at 1012 S. Ellis St., has purchased and relocated to property at the corner of West Cape Rock Drive and Jean Ann Drive; the new property previously housed Pace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Land in Cape Girardeau's Industrial Park will be made available to industries in the city that suffered damage during the recent flood and would like to move; the Greater Cape Girardeau Development Corp., which owns about 200 acres along Nash Road, will offer the land at its cost to industries hurt in the flood.. ...
Obama's 2012 strategy (06/01/11)
The political season is in full swing as the Republicans one by one start to plunge their names into the presidential campaign. The early runners must now make way for the more prominent names, and there remains a host of lesser-known hopefuls who are starting to make waves...
Board appointments (06/01/11)
Uncertainty remains for two members of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents on whether they will be reappointed to continue their service. The governor is understandably distracted by the devastation in Joplin, but as soon as possible, he should end the delay and make a final decision about these important positions...
Speak Out 6/1/11 (06/01/11)
THIS is to all the extreme couponers out there. When you go buy your newspaper, you buy one. If you take more than one, you're stealing. I just witnessed a lady who put her money into a newspaper box and instead of taking one paper, she took eight. That's theft. That's why the newspaper prices keep going up. You pay for the number of papers you get. If you need more than that, pay for it...
Prayer 6/1/11 (06/01/11)
For lifetime commitments of earthly love, we give thanks to you, O God, Amen.
Dexter Missouri Native, National APRO Finalist (06/01/11)
Derek Ford is a store manager with Heartland Furniture and Appliance in Dexter, Missouri. Ford is a leader in his store and in his community by joining with Heartland in the company's many community outreach events. Ford last year, assisted in selling 100 air conditioners at a discounted rate to the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation, a private, non-profit, which then provided them to low income communities for free...
Writing Conference June 3-4 (06/01/11)
The Heartland Writers Guild invites writers to the 2011 Heartland Writers Conference to be held June 3 & 4 at the Coach House Inn in Sikeston, Missouri. The conference will begin at 6 pm on Friday evening and conclude with an awards banquet Saturday evening...
Operation Cover UP (06/01/11)
The AT&T Pioneers were asked to help donate storage container and tarps to cover Joplin survivors belongings. Jeannie Pickard of Malden Mo. called several cotton gins in the area and asked for a donation of cotton module tarps. The Sandy Ridge Cotton Gin came through with a donation of 400 tarps now we had to get them delivered to Joplin. ...
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (06/01/11)
Mavis is an adorable kitten! She is available for adoption at The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
Pink Rocks (06/01/11)
A rainy day at Pink Rocks brings out the color in the rocks. The water was still high from the recent rains.
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