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Stories from Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Power restored to nearly all Ameren customers in Cape (06/15/11)
Power has been restored to most of the more than 2,600 Ameren Missouri customers in the Cape Girardeau area who were left in the dark after an afternoon storm. At 9:40 p.m., only 182 customers remained without power in the Cape Girardeau area, according to the utility's online outage map.
Corn prices rise as multiple floods cut into crop (06/15/11)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Brian Peterson admitted it's hard to watch as floodwaters envelope the bright green cornstalks now about knee-height, but he said he'll survive the loss at his farm along the Missouri River in western Iowa. And experts said the nation will be OK, too, even after another in a series of events that have cut into the supply of corn, a crop that is the backbone of much of the world's food supply...
Family taking donations to help children, offer cash reward in Waller case (06/15/11)
The family of missing woman Jacque Sue Waller is now offering a reward to anyone who gives authorities information that leads to Waller or an arrest in connection with her disappearance. Waller's family also recently opened up a fund for Waller's triplets. ...
Dale removed as director of Cape County disabilities board (06/15/11)
Bob Dale, just six months on the job, is out as executive director of the Cape County Board for Developmental Disabilities. Dale confirmed that he was no longer employed there following a closed meeting Tuesday morning. Dale said he was asked to resign or he would be fired. He didn't give them an answer and was not present when the board actually voted. He was also asked to vacate the premises where he worked at the board's Jackson targeted case management office at 902 E. Jackson Blvd...
NARS announces new jobs at Cape Girardeau facility (06/15/11)
National Asset Recovery Services is adding at least 100 new positions to its Cape Girardeau staff,Chris Buehrle, NARS founder, announced Tuesday. "These new customer care positions will bring our workforce to over 600 people and growing," said Buehrle, a native of Cape Girardeau...
Man arrested in Schnucks incident (06/15/11)
A 33-year-old Cape Girardeau man was arrested early Tuesday after a confrontation inside Schnucks. A Schnucks employee called police about 2 a.m. Tuesday after seeing a couple arguing inside the store. Cape Girardeau police spokesman Darin Hickey said Brandon Wadlow allegedly struck another person with a cart and there were abrasions on the victim's hand...
Water district residents complain about road damage in Egypt Mills (06/15/11)
A number of residents attended the board meeting of Public Water Supply District No. 5, which serves the Egypt Mills community, on Tuesday to discuss reparation for road and property damage stemming from recent water supply construction. According to residents, Yupic Lane sustained extensive damage resulting in potholes and open ditches from heavy trucks used in the water district's construction. Residents said the damage has made the road almost undrivable...
Former state representative bows out of area Senate race (06/15/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A former Poplar Bluff state representative has changed his mind about running for state senator in District 25 in 2012. "All our children and grandchildren want grandma and grandpa to be available for them," Gayle Kingery said Monday. "I started telling people at church Sunday."...
Jackson teachers to receive small pay increase (06/15/11)
Teachers in the Jackson School District will receive a total 1.7 percent salary increase in the coming school year, similar to the slight increase they received in 2010-2011. The Jackson School Board on Tuesday approved a 1 percent increase for vertical movement on the certified employee salary schedule, with higher raises for teachers who have completed advanced education on the horizontal side of the chart...
Jury trial delayed when defense lawyer fails to show (06/15/11)
Judge -- Check. Prosecuting attorney -- Check. Criminal defendant -- Check. Defense attorney -- missing in action. The jury trial of Billy L. Schaefer, facing a felony methamphetamine charge, was postponed Tuesday morning when Schaefer's attorney Lisa Dawn Coatney failed to show up for the proceedings in Scott County Court...
Bridge repairs reduce I-55 in Ste. Genevieve County (06/15/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- North- and southbound Interstate 55 between routes J and Z in Ste. Genevieve County will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction June 20 through 24 while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Route C to close for pipe replacement (06/15/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route C in Perry County will be closed Thursday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe underneath the roadway. The first section of road is between Route E and County Road 222. The second section is between county roads 228 and 218. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Signs will mark the work zone...
Pemiscot County I-55 ramp closed for repair (06/15/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The southbound Interstate 55 ramp in Pemiscot County will be closed so a contractor can make concrete paving repairs. The section of road that will be closed is the ramp from southbound I-55 at Hayti to Highway 84. The detour, which will be marked with signs, will begin at exit 27 to Route J to Highway 84 and back to I-55 South. ...
Cape business reports delivery truck stolen (06/15/11)
A Cape Girardeau food distribution business reported a delivery truck stolen Monday. A representative of Gourmet Foods, 1249 S. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau, told police a delivery truck and food were missing shortly before midnight. The truck was later recovered by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, abandoned and parked off County Road 314. ...
Local deal site offers big savings (06/15/11)
Area bargain hunters took part in a new online deal program Tuesday, and they'll be tanner at a much lower cost because of it. The Southeast Missourian website, in conjunction with the Cape Girardeau and Jackson chambers of commerce, launched a "Today's Deal" website that enables businesses to promote high-value discounts, helping them to draw in new customers and expand their customer base...
Disaster recovery center to open in Cairo (06/15/11)
MARION, Ill. -- A temporary Disaster Recovery Center will open Wednesday in Cairo to allow people to meet with disaster recovery specialists. Residents will also be able to check on the status of their disaster assistance application and find out about other disaster programs available from the U.S. ...
Cape Girardeau man who died in Colorado bike tour identified (06/15/11)
MINTURN, Colo. -- A 67-year-old Missouri man who died after crashing on a western Colorado mountain pass in the Ride the Rockies bicycle tour has been identified. Jim Deblois of Cape Girardeau was found Monday on Tennessee Pass, a road peaking at 10,424 feet in central Colorado. Eagle County coroner Kara Bettis released his name Tuesday and said an autopsy was being conducted...
Wallet relief: Reports point to lower food prices, more hiring (06/15/11)
WASHINGTON -- Americans are finally getting some relief from high gas and food prices. Wholesale food prices fell last month by the most in nearly a year, and gas prices keep dropping after peaking in May. A separate survey suggests CEOs are feeling more optimistic and will hire more in the second half of this year...
Senate sidetracks move to repeal tax breaks for ethanol producers (06/15/11)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate refused to kill a $5 billion annual subsidy for ethanol on Tuesday, backing continued government aid for a Farm Belt-based industry over deficit reduction in an era of record red ink. The 40-59 vote, far short of the 60 needed to advance the measure, reflected regional as well as partisan differences, a split among Republicans -- and anything but the final word on the issue...
Stocks shake off two-week slump (06/15/11)
NEW YORK -- A better than expected retail sales report reversed a two-week slump in the stock market Tuesday, sending indexes higher for only the third day this month. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped back above 12,000 and all three indexes had their best day so far in June...
Area digest 6/15/11 (06/15/11)
Gabby Vieira broke the Gators swim team's record in the girls 13 and 14 100-meter backstroke and 400 individual medley in helping her earn the high-point winner at the USA Swimming Elizabethtown Summer Classic meet. Vieira swam the 100 backstroke in 1 minute, 9.83 seconds, good enough for second place, and the 400 individual medley in 5:21.97. She won the 100 butterfly, 1,500 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 200 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 400 freestyle, 400 individual medley and 50 freestyle...
Area calendar 6/15/11 (06/15/11)
Baseball Basketball Football Golf Miscellaneous Soccer Softball Tennis Wrestling Submit items by mail, fax or email to be included in the calendar as space permits....
Cardinals fold in nation's capital (06/15/11)
WASHINGTON -- Ryan Zimmerman's return may have been the spark the Washington Nationals' offense was waiting for. Zimmerman certainly made a difference Tuesday night. The Nationals' All-Star third baseman hit a run-scoring double in his return from the disabled list to spark a six-run seventh inning to help Washington beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-6...
Ice cream your way (06/15/11)
How is it that ice cream can come in so many varieties, yet we still can't find a flavor that is exactly what we want? Blame our culture of customization. We're so used to the have-it-your-way business model, it's easy to be frustrated that while you can find pints of cake batter ice cream and pints of chocolate cookie ice cream, you won't find chocolate cookie cake batter ice cream...
Feeling saucy: Try some new barbecue flavors (06/15/11)
Summertime and barbecue just seem to go hand in hand. Our daughter is a condiment lover, especially barbecue sauces. We have purchased nearly every bottle that the stores carry, and when we visit other parts of the country, she is always trying and rating the barbecue sauce. To start out this week, I will share five sauce recipes sent in by Rob Weeks of Cape Girardeau. I am certain we will try all of these at our house...
Raymond Beasley (06/15/11)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Raymond Beasley of Tamms died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.
Felita Hutton (06/15/11)
Felita Hutton, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Jonesboro Rehab and Care Center in Jonesboro, Ill. Service will be private. Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.
Barbara Gates (06/15/11)
Barbara Ann Woolf Gates, 76, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011, at her home in Jackson. She was born Sept. 3, 1934, in Center Hill, Fla., to William Hermon and Florence Marie Hawkins Woolf. Many of her happiest years were spent as a teenager living with her beloved grandmother, Minnie Poindexter Woolf, in Center Hill...
Gertrude Jenkins (06/15/11)
Gertrude Jenkins, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 13, 2011, at Puxico Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Puxico, Mo. She was born Jan. 3, 1923, to Roscoe and Aline Smith Langston. Survivors include a daughter, Vickie Chapman of Puxico. She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and two sisters...
Birth 6/15/11 (06/15/11)
Son to Christopher Brian and Courtney Sue Phillips of Perkins, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 4:03 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 2011. Name, Easton Cole. Weight, 5 pounds, 2 ounces. Mrs. Phillips is the former Courtney Nenninger, daughter of Darrell Nenninger and Virginia Nenninger of Oran, Mo. ...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/15/11 (06/15/11)
Cape Girardeau DWI...
Jackson police and fire report 6/16/11 (06/15/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/15/11 (06/15/11)
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Out of the past 6/15/11 (06/15/11)
St. Mark Lutheran Church celebrates its 20th birthday; the Rev. John Schroeppel, a former pastor, is the special guest and makes remarks at a potluck dinner at noon. The Rev. Bradford Robinson is the new associate pastor at the First Pentecostal Church...
Thugs are serious matter (06/15/11)
Last week I penned this column on the topic of "flash mobs" that were wreaking their unique brand of violence on a number of urban areas over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. It was the sheer volume of these incidents that caught my eye. Several reports of violence, vandalism and general mayhem were reported from Miami to Chicago and all fell under the same description -- gangs of young people roaming the streets and stores in search of victims...
Local employment (06/15/11)
The talk of economic recovery on a national scale has soured somewhat in recent weeks, and the biggest reason for the mood is the national unemployment rate, which is stubborn at 9.1 percent. There are many reasons why employment is still struggling. ...
Purcell's savings, costs (06/15/11)
How is it, that whenever I see cost savings and Jay Purcell mentioned in the same sentence, I get severe nausea in the pit of my stomach? Did Commissioner Purcell conveniently forget, in his selective memory moment, that he squandered taxpayer money not so long ago? He touts his success in eliminating a county position and saving the county so many thousands but ignores the fact that he cost the taxpayers $26,350 in a frivolous lawsuit. ...
Speak Out 6/15/11 (06/15/11)
SIGH. After slogging through all 25,000 of Sarah Palin's emails when she was governor, I became so nostalgic for the Sarah of old, the time when she was competent. I congratulate the city for repairs being done at the Central Municipal Pool. But as I drive by I see the tall lights burning day and night. I wonder will it be possible to turn those lights off during daylight? That must use a lot of electricity. Hopefully this can be rectified soon...
Prayer 6/15/11 (06/15/11)
Open our hearts, O God, to respect for and forbearance toward others. Amen.
Garden Inspires Developmentally Disabled (06/15/11)
If you have a question about gardening, Marcus Griggs is the man you want to ask. Griggs, an employee at VIP Industries in Cape, was happy to learn about the new garden project at the workshop, as it brings back many memories of his childhood. Countless hours have already been devoted to preparing and taking care of a small plot of land in the hopes of harvesting vegetables...
Jay Ruark graduates from U of L dental school (06/15/11)
Jay Ruark, a 2003 graduate of Cape Central High School graduated with a DMD degree from the University of Louisville College of Dentistry. The graduation took place on Saturday May 14th,2011 in Louisville, Kentucky. Jay is the son of Mark and Rhonda Ruark of Cape Girardeau,and of Mike and Deandra Schriener of O'fallon,Mo. Dr. Ruark has accepted a position in New Orleans, LA...
Downtown Golf Tournament (06/15/11)
The First 6th Annual Louis J Lorimier Memorial World Famous Downtown Golf Tournament and All You Can Eat Catfish Buffet will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2011. Registration begins at 12:30pm with a 1:30 tee time. Take advantage of the opportunity to whack a BirdieBall through the alleys and streets of Downtown Cape Girardeau...
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (06/15/11)
Gibson, Brody & Coleman are 8 week old brothers who are available for adoption at The Humane Society, 573-334-5837. See more available pets at www.semopets.org
Wonderful Father (06/15/11)
My husband and son on the Historic Preservation walk held in May 2011. Both of them came out to support my love for historic preservation.
EVERY day can be Father's Day (06/15/11)
I ran across these pictures of my Dad and my son taken in the summer of 1976. They are special to me because Dad died the next summer. http://www.capecentralhigh.com/cape-photos/people/thinking-of-dad/ Father's Day is more than a date on a calendar...
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