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Work on I-55 overpass moves from demolition to construction (06/20/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- As work to replace the Route H overpass near Blodgett, continues, Interstate 55 will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction. The restrictions will be in place on northbound and southbound I-55 at mile marker 71. ...
Black bears may have never left Ozarks, Department of Conservation study suggesting (06/20/11)
The 275-pound male is Jeff Beringer's third bear of the day. Lying six feet away in the wooded remoteness of northern Oregon County is bear No. 4, a 130-pound, glossy-coated subadult black bear. Waiting for Beringer a few miles down the rutted dirt track road is bear No. 5...
Fundraisers to benefit missing woman's triplets (06/20/11)
Friends, family and co-workers of Jacque Sue Waller, missing from Jackson since June 1, are doing everything they can to keep their loved one's memory alive. Tina Burrows Hitt of Cape Girardeau, who has recently set up a committee to help organize fundraisers to benefit Waller's triplets, knows her friend of many years would do the same for the people in her life...
More people seeking Southeast Missouri food banks' help (06/20/11)
Unemployment and rising gas prices are forcing more people to seek first-time help from local food pantries, area organizations say. Tina Rodgers, a case manager with the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau, said her organization noticed a recent surge of families needing help...
Missouri House panel to examine 911 systems (06/20/11)
If he weren't a public official it's likely Scott County Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger wouldn't have a land-line telephone at his home. Like a growing number of Missouri residents, he doesn't see the need. His cellphone is what he uses to make calls the majority of the time...
Cape Girardeau County Commission holding off on recorder, auditor proposals (06/20/11)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission won't yet formally discuss a response to proposals from the county's recorder and auditor to give promotions and raises to department workers by way of attrition, although the issue was agreed upon by the commission at its June 6 meeting to be revisited in two weeks...
Sikeston Jaycees gearing up for the rodeo (06/20/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- With less than two months to go until the 59th annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, it's crunch time for the club to get everything ready for the event, which begins Aug. 10. "Our work parties are in full swing pretty much every day," said Cal Crader, general chairman of the 2011 events...
Budget before Cape Girardeau School Board today (06/20/11)
The budget tops the agenda at tonight's Cape Girardeau School Board meeting. Board members are expected to approve the Cape Girardeau School District's 2011-2112 budget and a budget amendment. The board also is scheduled to take up construction bid packages for districtwide access control and video management systems, part of the district's $40 million facilities renovation project...
Jackson School Board member completes certification (06/20/11)
A Jackson School Board member has achieved master certification in the Missouri School Boards' Association Certified Board Member program. Bruce V. Thomas completed the program established by MSBA to help local school board members. Master certification is the higher of two levels of certification available above the state's required training. ...
Longtime Stoddard County agronomist to retire (06/20/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- After a lifetime career in agronomy a local farming specialist plans to retire at the end of June. David Guethle will be leaving his post as an agronomy specialist at the University of Missouri Extension office in Bloomfield...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 6/20/11 (06/20/11)
City hall 401 Independence St. Study session, 5 p.m. today Meeting, 7 p.m. today Items for discussion Consent agenda Items removed from the consent agenda New ordinances Appointments...
Levees breached, overtopped in northern Missouri (06/20/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Several levees in northern Missouri were failing Sunday to hold back the surge of water being released from upstream dams. Authorities said water -- some of it from recent rain -- began pouring over levees Saturday night and Sunday morning in Holt and Atchison counties, flooding farmland and numerous homes and cabins...
Pakistanis tipping off militants, say U.S. officials (06/20/11)
WASHINGTON -- In another blow to Washington's relationship with Pakistan, U.S. officials say Pakistan failed another test to prove it could be trusted to go after American enemies on its soil by intentionally or inadvertently tipping off militants at two more bomb-building factories in its tribal areas, giving the suspected terrorists time to flee...
FBI: No bomb found on plane at Washington, D.C. airport after threat (06/20/11)
WASHINGTON -- A bomb threat made by someone at a Dayton, Ohio, airport ticket counter caused flights at Reagan National Airport to be grounded as authorities searched a US Airways plane but found no explosives, authorities said Sunday. FBI spokesman Andrew Ames said no hazards were found aboard the plane that landed about 1 p.m. at the airport just outside Washington, D.C...
Libyan officials say warplanes struck residential neighborhood; NATO admits airstrike went astray (06/20/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- Libya's government said NATO warplanes struck a residential neighborhood in the capital Sunday and killed nine civilians, including two children. Hours later, NATO confirmed one of its airstrikes went astray. The incident gave supporters of Moammar Gadhafi's regime a new rallying point against the international intervention in Libya's civil war...
New report shows early chaos at Japan nuke plant (06/20/11)
TOKYO -- A new report says Japan's tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant was so unprepared for the disaster that workers had to bring protective gear and an emergency manual from distant buildings and borrow equipment from a contractor. The report, released Saturday by plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co., is based on interviews of workers and plant data. ...
Cape Senior Legion finishes tourney 4-0 (06/20/11)
The Cape Girardeau Ford and Sons Post 63 Senior American Legion baseball team won both of its games Sunday in the Diamond Promotions tournament. Trey Gardner went 2 for 3, including a homer, and knocked in a pair in Post 63's 5-2 win over the Trailblazers from Columbia, Mo...
Pujols injures shoulder, wrist in Cardinals' victory (06/20/11)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals found a way to rally past the Kansas City Royals despite losing Albert Pujols to an injury. Pujols sprained his left wrist and hurt his shoulder trying to make a tag at first base, but the Cardinals recovered to beat the Royals 5-4 on Skip Schumaker's ninth-inning homer Sunday...
Shafer deserves credit for cleaning up department (06/20/11)
Last week's announcement that Southeast Missouri State athletic director John Shafer is retiring probably came as a surprise to many, myself included. But the main reason Shafer gave for stepping down, effective June 30 -- that he and his wife Dianne both have parents who are in need of some assistance -- certainly is valid and easily understood...
New comic book to tell Martha Stewart's life story (06/20/11)
PHILADELPHIA -- Martha Stewart's media aspirations just got bigger: Meet Martha Stewart, comic-book heroine. The woman who created her own media empire -- television, magazines and more -- is getting a biographical treatment in her own comic book next month...
Health briefs (06/20/11)
LINNES RESIGNS FROM SOUTHEAST Debbie Linnes has resigned her position as CEO of SoutheastHEALTH, citing differences in management philosophy, according to a hospital statement released June 13. Linnes came to Southeast in September 2009, after serving as CEO at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. Wayne Smith has been named interim CEO. He joined Southeast in September 2010 as vice...
Bankruptcies (06/20/11)
Bankruptcies filed through May for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Business licenses (06/20/11)
Business licenses issued in Cape Girardeau during May include the following:Brockmiller Construction Inc., out of town Concrete Construction Innovations, out of town Evolve Hair Studio, 3100 Pioneer Drive, No. 33 HD Media Systems, 2126 Kingsway Drive...
Tax liens (06/20/11)
Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the offices of area recorders of deeds during May are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue, except as indicated by IRS designation. For more information, contact the recorder's office,
Names in the news (06/20/11)
BRAND JOINS SOURCE YOGA The Source Yoga 'n More, Cape Girardeau, hired Stephen M. Brand as an instructor of IntenSati, a workout that fuses aerobics, martial arts, dance, yoga, strength conditioning and spoken affirmations. Brand previously taught IntenSati at the Greenville Aquatics and Fitness Center in Greenville, N.C. He began teaching classes at the Cape Girardeau studio on June 15...
Business briefs (06/20/11)
PERRYVILLE CHAMBER HOLDS RIBBON CUTTINGS PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Perryville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting April 11 for A Caring Corner Preschool. Additionally, ribbon cuttings were held April 18 to welcome new members L&R Electrical Service, and Juice Plus representative Pam Young. Other new chamber members incude Earth First Contractors, VNA-TIP Healthcare, Ultimate Tae Kwon Do and SADI...
Wellness at work: How community wellness programs can help employees save on health care costs (06/20/11)
In the fall of 2010, the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored its first-ever attempt at helping employees of local businesses, large and small, to become healthier. The result: a participation rate four times higher than executive director Missy's Marshall's expectations...
Flood of business: With epic spring rains, storms and floods, it hasn't exactly been 'business as usual' in Southeast Missouri (06/20/11)
It's been almost two months since heavy rainfall dumped over a foot of water on Southeast Missouri, flooding roads, homes, farmland and businesses. Though much of the water has receded, local businesses are still dealing with water damage and mold growth...
Banking on the go: Local banks balance technology and interpersonal relationships (06/20/11)
Twenty-first century banking is being driven more and more by the information superhighway. The digital age has made it simple to bank anytime, anywhere, through a growing number of ways. Business Today talked to three Southeast Missouri banks that are moving through this brave new world of banking. ...
Banking report: A look at the Missouri Division of Finance's Annual Report, with input from local bankers (06/20/11)
Last year was a challenging time for banks across Missouri, according to a new statewide report. During 2010, assets, deposits and loans at Missouri banks all decreased from the previous year. A new report issued in April by the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration details the state's banking industry...
Escaping a scam: Local bankers discuss financial safety (06/20/11)
On April 20, the Missouri Division of Finance sent a news release stating that scam artists have been targeting consumers who hold mortgages, apply for loans or do other finance-related business in Missouri. Local bankers say they have not seen local cases of these scams, which arrived via telephone and through the mail. Still, it's as good a time as any to be wary of phone calls and mailings when it comes to finances...
Ask the experts: Making a marketing plan on a limited budget (06/20/11)
How can I develop a good marketing plan with a limited budget? JOHN CHERRY: A good marketing plan is the product of a clear view of what's possible, balanced against what exactly you're trying to achieve. We'll get to budget in a moment, but for now, remember that you can't fix every problem or maximize every opportunity in one fell swoop...
Growing banks: An interview with Greg Steffens, president and CEO of Southern Bank in Poplar Bluff, Mo. (06/20/11)
Southern Bank, based in Poplar Bluff, Mo., was named to SNL Financial's listing of the top 100 community banks for 2010. It ranked second among all publicly traded community banks in the U.S., and 13th among all public and privately owned community banks on the list. Southern Bank was chosen based on its profitability, asset quality, efficiency and loan growth. Business Today caught up with Greg Steffens, president and CEO of this award-winning bank...
Talking shop with Kevin Greaser of Alliance Bank (06/20/11)
Kevin Greaser is a lifelong resident of Cape Girardeau who serves as community bank president at Alliance Bank. In addition to his duties there, Greaser takes time to work with such organizations as Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army. Although he cites his position at the bank as his greatest professional accomplishment, Greaser gains a sense of personal fulfillment from his work in the community and his time at home with his family...
Floodwaters still a problem at Buzzi Unicem (06/20/11)
Although the Mississippi River has been dropping for weeks, flooding problems persist at Buzzi Unicem on South Sprigg Street in Cape Girardeau. About two-thirds of the quarry is still underwater, said Steve Leus, plant manager. Its primary crushing machine is also underwater...
People on the move 6/20/11 (06/20/11)
Michelle Long of Jackson has joined J.P. and Associates as an independent agent representing Aflac. She has more than 17 years of marketing, sales and public relations experience. Long is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, a member of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce, a 2008 graduate of Leadership Cape and has served as a member of the Chamber Ambassadors, Cape Girardeau Rotary Club and volunteer projects in the Cape Girardeau Area. ...
Benjamin Baker (06/20/11)
Benjamin Justin Baker, 34, of St. Peters, Mo., passed away Thursday June 16, 2011. He was born May 16, 1977, in Cape Girardeau, son of Richard William and Judy Glastetter Baker. Ben graduated from Jackson High School and received his degree from University of Missouri-Columbia in 1999. He was a member of New McKendree United Methodist Church of Jackson. He lived and worked in the St. Louis area as a computer engineer. He was fortunate to have found many good friends who will greatly miss him...
Joseph Thomure (06/20/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Joseph Leroy Thomure, 71, of Perryville died June 18, 2011, at his residence. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville with a Catholic wake at 7:30, and from 6:30 to 9:15 a.m. Tuesday with rosary at 8:30 a.m...
Bobbie Fornkohl (06/20/11)
Bobbie Gene Fornkohl, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Virginia Kratz (06/20/11)
Virginia Kratz, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Kelly Middle School (06/20/11)
Kelly Middle School A Honor Roll 6th grade: Anthony Agin, Bryston Beggs, Meghan Foley, Anna Hughes, Austin Kerr, Rebecah Nall, Abigail Ratledge, Melinda Scheffer, Maegan Walker, Johnathon Watkins. 7th grade: Kama Collier, Katelyn Cray, Allisyn Holifield, McKenzie Hutson, Makenzie Ikerman, Ashley Jenkins, Mckynlee Neumeyer, Adison Shoaf, Clayton Skelton, Cassidy Stone...
Meadow Heights Junior & Senior (06/20/11)
Meadow Heights Junior & Senior High Superintendent's Honor Roll 7th grade: Sara Haupt, Kelsey Reed, Brittany Shrum, Taylor Wyatt. 8th grade: Emma Cook, Cheyenne Curry Kiana Hotop, Alaina Lochirco, Rebecca Mayfield, Morgan Politte, Destiny Ramos, Tereena Wagner, April White...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/20/11 (06/20/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police and fire report 6/20/11 (06/20/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest...
Out of the past 6/20/11 (06/20/11)
Riverfest kicks off in the evening in downtown Cape Girardeau, offering arts, crafts, games, Amtrak passenger train rides and more. The former Food Horizon's IGA store in Town Plaza has been purchased from Wetterau Inc., by Kenneth Storey of Sikeston, Mo., and is now a Storey's Food Giant...
Jacque Waller (06/20/11)
Our hearts break for Jacque Waller's family. Missing since June 1, the mother of triplets has not been located despite desperate search attempts. Family and police fear the worst. Jacque, a dependable worker and devoted mother, would not have disappeared on her own...
Speak Out 6/20/11 (06/20/11)
I travel throughout the Midwest on a weekly basis for my job but live in Cape Girardeau. I'm absolutely disgusted at how inept the Missouri Department of Transportation is. Interstate 55 is routinely down to one lane for 10 or more miles. I-270 is a veritable money pit and is under construction literally year round. ...
Prayer 6/20/11 (06/20/11)
Give us wisdom, O God, to make our best ideas become reality. Amen.
Ice Cream Social for Girls and their Dolls (06/20/11)
Patches in Cairo, IL will host an old fashioned Ice Cream Social this Sunday, June 26, 2011. Young girls are invited to bring their favorite doll and adult (aunt, mother, grandmother, neighbor, etc). Girls will enjoy ice cream and cupcakes decorated in the red, white, and blue theme for the social. They will make matching sun visors for their dolls and themselves. And have plenty of time to explore the store and all Patches has to offer...
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