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Corps of Engineers to start work on rebuilding levee today (06/16/11)
The rebuilding begins now. Hours after Gov. Jay Nixon announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would immediately rebuild the Birds Point-New Madrid levee, it appears the agency isn't wasting any time coming through on its word. "We have crews rolling north right now, and we expect to go to work this afternoon, to start moving work," said corps spokesman Jim Pogue. "Needless to say, we're anxious to get started."...
Area football coach gets more criminal charges (06/16/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A warrant was issued Tuesday charging the former head coach of the Poplar Bluff Mules football team with breaking into the home of his former girlfriend in hopes of reconciling with her. Michael "Shane" Kearbey, 38, of the 5500 block of U.S. 67 was charged with first-degree burglary by Butler County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Paul Oesterreicher...
Lawyer's failure to appear for client's trial adds to legal trouble (06/16/11)
If Lisa Dawn Coatney is guilty of anything, the lawyer's attorney asserts, it's of being "zealous" on behalf of her clients -- most of whom live in poverty and don't have access to high-priced legal counsel. Several allegations of professional misconduct, however, paint a different picture of the Sikeston, Mo., lawyer, who faces the suspension of her law license or even disbarment. ...
Corps general gives order to repair Birds Point levee (06/16/11)
Six weeks ago, Southeast Missouri farmers watched as their levee was breached, allowing in a swollen Mississippi River to wash away their land, property and livelihoods. So when word came Wednesday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was preparing to "immediately" repair the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway, they were more than pleased.
Three arrested in connection with alleged Perry County anhydrous ammonia thefts (06/16/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A tip from the public led to Monday's arrest of three Missouri men allegedly attempting to steal anhydrous ammonia from a storage tank at a farm on Route M in Perry County. In a Wednesday news release, Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf said the sheriff's department received tips of ammonia thefts from the location occurring at least twice a week, so deputies were assigned to surveillance in the area. ...
Hearing set for Strack quarry expansion near Dalhousie (06/16/11)
Residents of the Dalhousie subdivision will present their case for why a nearby quarry should not be able to expand at a hearing in Jefferson City set for Aug. 22. Strack Excavating is asking the Missouri Land Reclamation Commission for a permit to expand the boundaries of its existing 10-acre quarry, off Highway 74, by four acres...
Cape/Bollinger major case squad rarely used in missing person cases (06/16/11)
In August 1994, James "Bud" Brown, 50, left his home in Jackson to meet a man who'd agreed to buy his Ford F-100 pickup. He never came back. In 2002, Ralph L. Lape Jr., 54, was last seen by his family at a Fourth of July bash. Lape missed a bachelor party he said he'd attend and also missed an appointment to finalize the details on the sale of his home...
DNR crews work on beach at Lake Boutin (06/16/11)
LAURA SIMON~lsimon@semissourian.com Crews from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources work on a sidewalk and picnic area addition to the beach at Lake Boutin Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at Trail of Tears State Park in Cape Girardeau. The lake has been closed to swimmers since 2008....
Southeast teacher named to Hall of Fame (06/16/11)
A Southeast Missouri State University educator has been named one of five finalists for The National Teachers Hall of Fame. Carol Riemann, a literacy specialist in Southeast's Regional Professional Development Center and former Missouri Teacher of the Year, spent 33 years as a first-grade teacher. During her time as a teacher, Riemann says she loved to see "aha moments" with her students, according to a Southeast news release...
Short afternoon storm damages property in Southeast Missouri (06/16/11)
LAURA SIMON~lsimon@semissourian.com Crews from Ameren Missouri inspect a large tree limb laying across power lines on Roberts St. ...
Monsanto, Taiwan contribute to Missouri agriculture relief fund (06/16/11)
Donations received by the Missouri Department of Agriculture will be used to set up a disaster relief fund to help Missouri farmers recover from recent flooding. Monsanto donated $100,000 to the fund Tuesday and Taiwan also contributed $50,000. The fund will be administered by the agriculture department and Small Business Development Authority. Grants will be available in three categories...
Father rescues baby from burning building in Kennett (06/16/11)
KENNETT, Mo. -- A 14-month-old infant was rescued from her home Tuesday just before it burst into flames, according to Kennett Fire Marshal Scott Tutor. Tutor said the baby was upstairs asleep while her parents, Daniel and Jennifer Walton, were beginning to do yard work. The father noticed smoke coming from the structure, Tutor said, and immediately ran upstairs to get the infant...
SBA loans available in Mo. counties (06/16/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is making low-interest disaster loans available in Missouri counties affected by spring flooding. The SBA said in a release Wednesday that loans would available to non-farm and small businesses in 51 Missouri counties affected by excessive rain, high winds and flooding that began April 1. The agency said the loans would also be available in neighboring counties in Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee...
Feds plan biomass projects in Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas (06/16/11)
TOLEDO, Ohio -- The U.S. Agriculture Department will begin signing up farmers in four states this summer who are willing to grow a hybrid grass that can be converted into heat and electricity. Growing and processing the grass into energy has the potential to create 4,000 jobs in Ohio, Arkansas and Missouri, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said Wednesday...
Grand jury indicts former owners of US Fidelis (06/16/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The brothers who formerly owned one of the nation's top marketers of auto service contracts were indicted Wednesday on charges that include stealing, unlawful merchandising practices and insurance fraud. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced a 14-count indictment handed up by a St. ...
Idaho couple's dream home was infested with thousands of snakes (06/16/11)
REXBURG, Idaho -- They slithered behind the walls at night and released foul-smelling musk into the drinking water. And they were so numerous that Ben Sessions once killed 42 in a single day. Shortly after buying their dream home, Sessions and his wife discovered it was infested with thousands of garter snakes. More than a year after they abandoned the property, the home briefly went back on the market, and they fear it could attract another unsuspecting buyer...
Breaches don't change Missouri River flood outlook (06/16/11)
HAMBURG, Iowa -- Construction crews on Wednesday put the final touches on a makeshift levee standing between a small Iowa town and the creeping advance of Missouri River floodwater, as communities downstream took advantage of a temporary dip in water levels to bolster their own strained defenses...
Rep. Giffords released from Texas hospital (06/16/11)
HOUSTON -- Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was released from a Houston hospital Wednesday, five months after being shot in the head during a political event. Giffords will move to League City, a town 26 miles south of Houston, to a home owned by her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. She will continue therapy at TIRR Memorial Hermann, where she has been undergoing intensive rehabilitation since late January...
U.S. births down for third year (06/16/11)
ATLANTA -- U.S. births apparently have declined for a third year in a row, probably because of the weak economy. Births had been on the rise for years, and the number hit an all-time high of more than 4.3 million in 2007. But the count has been dropping since then. Last year, it fell 3 percent to slightly more than 4 million births, according to preliminary figures released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Pakistan denies major's arrest for CIA links (06/16/11)
ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistani army denied Wednesday that one of its majors was among a group of Pakistanis who Western officials say were arrested for feeding the CIA information before the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The New York Times, which first reported the arrests of five Pakistani informants Tuesday, said an army major was detained who copied license plates of cars visiting the al-Qaida chief's compound in Pakistan in the weeks before the raid...
U.S. envoys try to renew Israeli-Palestinian talks (06/16/11)
JERUSALEM -- Senior U.S. diplomats have returned to the Middle East for an unannounced visit to try to find a way to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks that collapsed last year and now face new challenges. Dennis Ross and David Hale's visit, confirmed by Israeli and Palestinian officials Wednesday, is their first to the region since special Mideast envoy George Mitchell resigned last month after failing to break the negotiations deadlock...
Militants seize parts of Yemeni city (06/16/11)
SANAA, Yemen -- Islamic militants emboldened by months of turmoil in Yemen launched a surprise dawn attack Wednesday on a southern city, seizing entire neighborhoods for nearly 12 hours before withdrawing to farmlands on the outskirts, security officials said...
Southeast Missouri State athletic director announces retirement (06/16/11)
Southeast Missouri State athletic director John Shafer announced Thursday that he'll retire on June 30 after 40 years in college sports administration. Shafer, who was named to the position in December 2008, was formerly director of athletics at Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Mississippi...
Area digest 6/16/11 (06/16/11)
Carr Vernon shot a 75 to win the boys 16 to 19 18 holes tour division at the Gateway Junior Series tournament at Dalhousie Golf Club. Brady Dixon finished second with a 76, and Tyler Arpin carded an 80. Nicholas Woolard won the boys 14 to 15 18-holes tour division with a 79, thanks in part to a hole-in-one on hole No. 13...
Capahas thump Golden Spikes, avenge lone loss (06/16/11)
Plaza Tire improved its record to 10-1 with a 10-1 road victory
Cardinals lose fifth straight game (06/16/11)
WASHINGTON -- Not much is going right for the St. Louis Cardinals these days. Not even for Albert Pujols. Pujols made two errors at third base that led to a pair of unearned runs and the Cardinals lost their season-worst fifth in a row, falling 10-0 to Livan Hernandez and the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night...
who's next 6/16/11 (06/16/11)
ScholarshipS ACCOMPLISHMENTS Kenneth Tiffany and Cory Novak of Notre Dame Regional High School and Elliott Berry of Cape Girardeau Central High School will each take part in a summer session this month; Tiffany will attend from June 19 to 23. ...
They're No. 1: Lisa Henderson, Delta High School valedictorian (06/16/11)
Lisa Henderson School: Delta High School Hometown: Delta Parents: Tom and Carol Henderson Post-graduation plans: I will be attending Maryville University in St. Louis in the fall, pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy...
They're No. 1: Alex Harris, Jackson High School valedictorian (06/16/11)
Alex Harris School: Jackson High School Hometown: Jackson Parents: Lisa Stearns and Don Harris Post-graduation plans: I'm going to attend The Ohio State University to major in mathematics and Japanese or Korean. High school activities: I was in French Club for two years and Academic Team for three years...
neXt up 6/16/11 (06/16/11)
What's happening this weekend
Welcoming Baby Gill (06/16/11)
June 16, 2011 Dear Patty, After Kristin Gill found out she was pregnant, the second-graders in her class at Blanchard School began work on a book about the baby. The class had a "baby talk" session every Monday, discussing their ideas about pregnancy, writing them down and drawing pictures of Baby Gill-to-be...
Earl Archer (06/16/11)
Joseph Earl Archer, 78, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 7, 1932, in Gideon, Mo., son of Joseph Alexander and Clara Ethel McBride. He and Imogene Turner were married Feb. 24, 1951. She passed away Nov. 6, 2002...
Mari Womack (06/16/11)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Mari Rita Nall Womack, 68, of California, formerly of Advance, passed away last week. She was the daughter of Truman and Rita Van Gennip Nall. After graduating from Advance High School, she moved to California with her husband, Roland Womack...
Jean Camren (06/16/11)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Jean Camren, 83, of Advance passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at Advance Nursing Center. She was born Nov. 16, 1927, in Portageville, Mo., daughter of Charles and Alice Gillihan Richardson. Jean was a seamstress. She had also worked at Inland Shoe Factory in Advance and farmed with her husband. She loved gardening and tending to her flowers...
Raymond Beasley (06/16/11)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Raymond V. Beasley Jr., 56, of Tamms died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 20, 1955, in Cairo, Ill., to Raymond V. and Mildred Eileen Livesay Beasley Sr. He and Pam Burton were married July 10, 1982...
Lloyd Summers (06/16/11)
Lloyd Summers, 87, of Jackson died Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Births 6/16/11 (06/16/11)
Daughter to Aaron William Weibrecht and Jennifer Ann Hayden of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 8:28 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011. Name, Kinsley Elizabeth. Weight, 9 pounds, 6 ounces. Ms. Hayden is the daughter of Joe and JoAnn Hayden of Perryville, Mo. She is human resource manager and safety director at Wahlco DW Tool. Weibrecht is the son of Allen and Veronica Weibrecht of Perryville. He is a maintenance worker at Noranda Aluminum...
Oran Elementary School (06/16/11)
Oran Elementary School 3rd grade: Paige Bradley, Heather Gosche, Tristin Schlosser, Jada Tyler, Leah Urhahn, Lyndsi Bryant, Kenna Graviett, Caden White, Bryant Hahn, Tyson Loper, Lucah McIntosh, Alexxes Phillips, Landon Stanberry, Sonya Whitmore. 4th grade: Alexandria Hornback, Laney Koch, Claire Ramsey, Calen Read, Layne Robinson, Jacob Shoemaker, Sam Smith, Katelyn Streeter, Avery Mitchem...
St. Paul Lutheran School (06/16/11)
St. Paul Lutheran School Scholastic Honor Roll 5th grade: Carson Barnes, Nate Hartmann, Laurel Mueller, Alexa Pewitt, Jacob Vaught. 6th grade: Noah Franke, Brock Murphy, Alyssa Ogle, Allyson Shaw, Katelyn Strange. 7th grade: Emelia Baer, Jack Bagley, Chloe Kasten, Elizabeth Kiefner, Grace Mirly, Brianna Mueller...
Leopold Junior & Senior High (06/16/11)
Leopold Junior & Senior School A Honor Roll 7th grade: Brittany Garland, John Gray, Emily Seiler, Garrett Thele, Lexi Vandeven 8th grade: Ashlyn Bucher, Austin Bucher, Maria Calvert, Bailee Cope, Zach Elfrink, Caitlyn Landewee, Leah Landewee, Lindsay Thiele...
Meridian High School (06/16/11)
Meridian High School High Honor Roll 9th grade: Alexxus Blake. 10th grade: Brittany Johnson, Sharonne Lambert. 11th grade: Cameron Ballard, Brock Moore. 12th grade: SheNequia Bailey, Jamarah Durham, Brent Kennedy, Jazmine Meeks, Naomi Nelson. Honor Roll...
Oran Junior & Senior High (06/16/11)
Oran Junior & Senior High School 12th grade: Abbey Anderson, Bailey, Brittany Blankenship, Zac Chasteen, Dylan Dannenmueller, Bethany Essner, Haley Glastetter, Cheyanne King, Reece Mangels, Kathleen Mansker, Nathan Michelsen, Jon Morrow, Jennifer Rasnic, Preston Scherer, Shelbie Seyer, Nolan Urhahn, Roxanne Walter, Halle Woodfin, Anthony Yates, Amanda Young...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/16/11 (06/16/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/16/11 (06/16/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 6/16/11 (06/16/11)
Members of the Cape Girardeau City Council discuss "Bad Street," with Mayor Gene Rhodes expressing concern about the increasing problem of violence among youth who congregate along a stretch of West Broadway near Kingsway Drive; the problem has received a lot of attention since the June 7 stabbing death of a 21-year-old Scott City resident...
New parks director (06/16/11)
Cape Girardeau city officials recently announced it had found a new parks director. Julia Thompson, who has lived in Florida for nearly 30 years, will be returning to the place where she attended college. Her mother, Marge Thompson, lives here. Her great-great-grandfather was Cape Girardeau's mayor...
Prayer 6/16/11 (06/16/11)
Help us, O God, to make sound decisions when facing complex problems. Amen.
Miss Jackson second runner-up at Miss Missouri (06/16/11)
Mary Bauer, representing Jackson, competed in the Miss Missouri pageant held June 11, 1011 on the Missouri Military Acadamy campus in Mexico, Missouri and was chosen second runner-up. In addition to the $3000 scholarship awarded to the second runner up, Mary Bauer received additional scholarships as a preliminary Talent and Evening Gown winner, Commerce Bank...
Support Our Troops Event!! (06/16/11)
NEWS RELEASE Contact: Erin Hente, erin.hente@thrivent.com, 573-243-5300 Local Military Men to benefit from Thrivent Financial Support Our Troops Event Jackson, MO (Month Date, 2010) -- Members from the local chapters of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are hosting a Support Our Troops Event to help local military men who are currently serving overseas. The activity will be held Saturday, July 16th, 2011 at Saxony Lutheran High School from 8:00 am to Noon...
Southeast Missourians go voluntouring (06/16/11)
MORE PEOPLE ARE TURNING THEIR VACATIONS INTO VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES, BOOSTING THE HUMANITARIAN TOURISM INDUSTRY AND CHANGING THE WORLD, ONE TRIP AT A TIME. "There's no way to go and not be changed." That's how Carolyn Kempf describes her recent humanitarian trip to Haiti, where she and a group of other Cape Girardeau area women delivered birthing kits, worked in a children's hospital and visited Heartline Ministries, a program targeting disadvantaged women...
Another Perspective of Capaha Park (06/16/11)
Armed with only a school book and a sandwich from JJ's, I came to the park this evening ill-equipped to take any quality photos. But found this view so pleasant, I had to capture it with all I had at the moment. My IPhone doesn't do it justice, but still had to share...
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