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Stories from Monday, June 13, 2011

Disaster aid to Missouri tops $21 million (06/13/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri residents have been approved for more than $21 million of federal disaster aid following tornadoes and flooding. And that number is likely to keep rising. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday that more than $12 million has gone to individuals hit by the Joplin tornado. The rest has gone to people affected by flooding in southeast Missouri, a tornado that struck St. Louis and other severe weather since May 9...
FEMA opens disaster recovery center in Cape (06/13/11)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a mobile disaster recovery center in Cape Girardeau this week in an effort to better serve the area's storm victims, according to a news release. The mobile recovery center opened Monday at the Shawnee Park Center, 835 S. West End Blvd., according to a news release. FEMA encouraged storm victims to visit the center for answers to any questions they have about registration status or disaster assistance, the release said...
County commission approves bids for surplus vehicles (06/13/11)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission approved bids for the sale of three surplus vehicles at its Monday meeting. B&B Auto Salvage won bidding for two vehicles for total of $670. Steve's Cleaning Service won the other with a bid of $752. The commission also reappointed Teresa Mauer to the Senior Citizens Service Fund Board...
United Way: Void left by Cape Area Family Resource Center will be filled (06/13/11)
As the Cape Area Family Resource Center moves to close its doors, ending 14 years of service to impoverished residents in South Cape, officials with the United Way say there will not be a disruption of programs to the people the center serves -- particularly the south side's children...
New Madrid County waits for aid with flood recovery (06/13/11)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- It was -- and still is -- a waiting game. New Madrid County officials watched and waited as the water inundated the county. Then waited some more as the waters began to recede. Now, the wait is to learn how much assistance will be received...
Atlatl competitors take aim with ancient weapon (06/13/11)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Like a pitcher preparing for the perfect fastball, Ron Mertz firmly planted his feet, squared his shoulders, aimed at his target and launched his dart. He missed the wild boar he aimed for first, but got lucky with a short shot at a bobcat, landing his spear -- made of river cane -- in the "kill zone."...
Sunday power outage in Jackson caused by car hitting pole (06/13/11)
An automobile accident in Jackson Sunday night took out a utility pole, causing power outages to 3,500 people, according to Chuck Reed, Jackson's electricity power plant operator. Of those customers, 1,500 had power restored within 45 minutes. The rest were without power for four hours...
Mississippi County works to repair roads in floodway (06/13/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Mississippi County officials are doing their best to restore roads in the Birds Point-New Madrid floodway. Richard Wallace, county road and bridge superintendent, has county crews building low-water crossings and is getting permission for alternate routes across private land where needed, county commissioners said during their regular meeting Thursday...
Cities along Missouri River hope levees block flood (06/13/11)
OMAHA, Neb. -- The scramble is nearly over to fill thousands of sandbags and construct last-minute levees to heights that haven't been needed in decades, but those preparations were only the first round of what's likely to be a summer-long battle against the bloated Missouri River...
Nixon faces veto choice on voting laws (06/13/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As a candidate, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon denounced a proposed photo identification requirement for voters as an "onerous requirement." Now that he is governor, Nixon will have to decide whether to follow through with his earlier convictions and veto legislation that would implement a photo identification requirement. The catch is that the measure is paired with a provision allowing an early voting period before elections -- a proposal that Nixon supports...
First photos of Giffords released since shooting (06/13/11)
HOUSTON -- Images of a smiling Rep. Gabrielle Giffords were posted Sunday on her Facebook page, two photos that show her with shorter, darker hair but few signs that she suffered a gunshot wound to the head. The photos were taken May 17 outside the Houston rehabilitation facility where Giffords has been undergoing treatment since she was wounded five months ago at a meet-and-greet event with constituents. Six people died and a dozen others were hurt in the Jan. 8 attack in Tucson, Ariz...
Syria's army seizes back town after mutiny (06/13/11)
BEIRUT -- Elite Syrian troops backed by helicopters and tanks regained control Sunday of a town where police and soldiers joined forces with the protesters they were ordered to shoot -- a decisive assault from a government prepared for an all-out battle to keep power...
Capahas rebound from first loss with sweep of Fairview Heights (06/13/11)
The Plaza Tire Capahas used stellar pitching and just enough hitting to bounce back from their first defeat of the season. Plaza Tire started a new winning streak Sunday, sweeping a doubleheader from the visiting Fairview Heights (Ill.) Redbirds 4-3 and 3-1. Both games were seven innings...
Area digest 6/13/11 (06/13/11)
The Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons Post 63 American Legion baseball team won a pair of games Saturday in Paducah, Ky. Cape first defeated Metropolis (Ill.) 14-4 in five innings, then posted a 7-6 victory against Paducah. Josh Meyer allowed four hits and one earned run in Cape's rout of Metropolis...
Pete's Blues captures Kelso Klassic (06/13/11)
Pete's Blues from Mascoutah, Ill., has been a solid Kelso Klassic participant over the years but had never been able to win the championship. That changed Sunday as Pete's Blues claimed its first Kelso Klassic title, beating the Memphis (Tenn.) Firebirds 5-1...
Brewers sweep, evict Cards from first (06/13/11)
MILWAUKEE -- The St. Louis Cardinals quickly were trying to put their lost weekend in Milwaukee behind them. Prince Fielder's go-ahead homer in the sixth rallied Milwaukee to a 4-3 victory over St. Louis on Sunday as the Brewers knocked the Cardinals out of first place in the NL Central with a three-game sweep...
Redhawks' Mahon first OVC player taken in draft (06/13/11)
The Ohio Valley Conference didn't have quite the haul this year as in 2010 when it came to baseball's amateur draft. But the OVC still had a strong representation during last week's annual 50-round, three-day event. One year after having a conference-record 13 players selected, the OVC saw eight players picked. That gives the league 46 players drafted over the past five years. Not too shabby...
Downtown clock strikes 25 year milestone (06/13/11)
Old Town Cape and the Special Business District will recognize the 25th birthday of the clock at Main and Themis streets in downtown Cape Girardeau at 5:30 p.m. June 28 with a community celebration. "It's a way to highlight all the improvements at the riverfront area," said Marla Mills, executive director of Old Town Cape. "It's not just about the clock. It's a way to celebrate all the Special Business District has accomplished."...
Talking Shop with Lynn Spriggs, CEO/administrator of The Chateau Girardeau (06/13/11)
Lynn Spriggs' first experience with Chateau Girardeau was visiting her grandfather when he lived there. Today, after working in several different capacities, she serves at CEO/administrator of the retirement community in Cape Girardeau. Question: How has your career evolved to get you to where you are today?...
People on the move 6/13/11 (06/13/11)
James "Jim" M. Childress has been appointed president-Cape Girardeau for First Community Bank Missouri. Childress is a 1999 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor of science degree. He began his commercial banking career with First Community Bank in June 1999. ...
Jane Werner (06/13/11)
Jane Werner, 95, of Jackson, died Sunday, June 12, 2011, at her home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
LeRoy Ruch (06/13/11)
MILLERSVILLE -- LeRoy J. Ruch, 82, of Millersville passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011, at the Monticello House in Jackson. He was born May 23, 1929, in Friedheim, Mo., son of John O. and Corine Welker Ruch. He and Anna Lou Hahs were married on June 17, 1950. She preceded him in death on July 24, 2006...
Shirley Brown (06/13/11)
BROWNWOOD, Mo. -- Shirley Ann Brown, 66, of Brownwood died June 11, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 8, 1944, at Callou, Mo., the daughter of Charles and Opal Bishop Abernathy. Shirley was a homemaker and was a member of Hoe Baptist Church in Bell City, Mo. Shirley and Waymon Brown were married in 1960 at East Prairie, Mo., and he survives of the home...
Thomas Uelsmann (06/13/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Thomas A. Uelsmann, 85, of Benton, finally gave up the battle and went home to his Heavenly Father Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Thomas was born on April 8, 1926 at Illmo, Mo., to Walter H. and Eva L. Edmonds Uelsmann. He married Mary Belk on Sept. 8, 1946, at Illmo; they were married for over 64 years...
Edna Job (06/13/11)
Edna I. Job, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 11, 2011, at The Lutheran Home. She was born April 3, 1922, to Solomon and Sophia Blattel Heisserer in Kelso, Mo. She and Albert W. "Bud" Job were married on Saturday, June 26, 1948, at Kelso. He preceded her in death July 31, 2008...
Emma Lou Ayers (06/13/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Emma Lou Ayers, 92, of Charleston died and went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky. She was born Jan 15, 1919, in Charleston, daughter of George Andrew and May Dyer McElmurry. She was first married to Roy Bastien, who preceded her in death. She later married Jerald Ayers in 1955, who also preceded her in death in 1967...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/13/11 (06/13/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 6/13/11 (06/13/11)
Southeast Missouri won't be declared a federal disaster area because the Federal Emergency Management Agency feels the state and local governments will be able to manage the cleanup from recent tornadoes and flooding. Former governor Kit Bond, who is seeking his party's nomination for the U.S. Senate, is in Cape Girardeau for a fundraising event at the home of Lehman Finch...
Capahas summer (06/13/11)
According to our newspaper archives, the Capahas baseball team was organized in 1894, named after a sponsoring flour company, and not the Capaha Indian tribe. Today Plaza Tire has replaced the sponsorship, but the Capaha name still lives on 117 years later...
Speak Out 6/13/11 (06/13/11)
FOR Tuesday, June 7, the bicycle person that blew through the red light that was sitting at Lexington and U.S. 61, if you guys want all the same rights that we've got, then you need to follow them. If I have to stop, that means you have to stop, OK? Then, if you should be crossing sometime and should be coming down the road and you hit my pickup, it's going to make a dent in my pickup but it's going to put a huge, huge hurt on you...
Prayer 6/13/11 (06/13/11)
Give us grace, O God, to withstand our suffering with the promise of your glory. Amen.
Charlie and Me (06/13/11)
I. Be sure to keep food out of range. Beagles will ignore all training for a tasty snack. Charlie doesn't seem to know the difference between my food and his. He wiggles all thirty pounds of his hairy little body onto my lap, and sits patiently waiting for me to drop a beloved slice of bacon. ...
AVON CARE MOBIL UNIIT to Hand out Free care pkg. (06/13/11)
Monday, May 23, the Avon Cares program deployed two 17-foot trailers making over 40 stops in communities throughout the affected region, starting in Tennessee and culminating in Mississippi. Avon will be giving away nearly 170,000 personal care products, including lip balm, shower gel, deodorant, and insect repellent, based on reported need by local residents. ...
Parker inducted into Phi Beta Kappa (06/13/11)
Adam Parker of Cape Girardeau was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society on May 14, 2011 and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland OH on May 15, 2011 with honors in both Political Science and Economics. He was awarded the H.W. Knieser prize in Economics and the 2011 Outstanding Senior Capstone Project. Adam will be attending graduate school at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas -- Austin...
NEWEST CAPE DIVA: "PEACHES" (06/13/11)
We welcomed PEACHES to our household June 3rd. She was born in New Hamburg. She is now 10 wks old & weighs 20 ounces. She is going to have a very exciting life. We live in Cincinnati, OH but travel the great USA both in our motorhome & by air. She already has her Guaranteed Boarding Pass Airline Carrier so she can be in my lap...
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