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Stories from Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Woman dies after vehicle overturns into ditch (06/22/11)
KEWANEE, Mo. -- A New Madrid, Mo., woman was killed after her vehicle overturned into a water-filled ditch Tuesday in New Madrid County. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 2:20 p.m., Melissa D. Hunter, 53, was traveling eastbound on Route P, three miles east of Kewanee, when her vehicle ran off the road, struck a bridge and overturned into a water-filled ditch...
Deadline to apply for disaster benefits looms (06/22/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The deadline is approaching for victims of Missouri's recent storms, flooding and tornadoes to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The deadline for all storm survivors from around the state is July 8...
Tennessee man injured in late night Cape shooting (06/22/11)
A 21-year-old Tennessee man was injured late Tuesday night in a shooting, according to Cape Girardeau police. Sgt. Jason Selzer, a spokesman with the Cape Girardeau Police Department, said police received a call aroud 10:55 p.m. of shots fired in the area of Bloomfield and Hanover...
Watered down: Wet weather causes lag in Cape Splash numbers (06/22/11)
For Amy Romine and her two "water babies," the Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center doesn't offer an occasional break from the searing summer heat. Since they moved to Jackson from northeast Missouri last year, it's a rare day that they don't go. So on the first afternoon of summer Tuesday, with temperatures reaching into the high 80s, the Cape Girardeau water park was naturally where they were -- Romine peacefully reading her paperback as Ashley, 9, and Garrett, 6, cooled off traipsing through a splash pad, floating on the lazy river or screaming down a water slide.. ...
State disaster committee encourages public to attend Sikeston meeting (06/22/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A state legislative committee formed to address disaster recovery will meet later this month in Sikeston. The Interim Committee on Disaster Recovery will meet at 1 p.m. June 30 at the Clinton Community Building, 501 Campanella Drive, according to a news release. The committee will look at continuing efforts to help areas of Missouri affecting by spring disasters including flooding and tornadoes and research how the state can best aid in the immediate recovery process...
Preliminary hearing set for father charged with abusing infant (06/22/11)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A preliminary hearing is set for a man accused of assaulting his 1-month-old son. Ricky Garza, 19, of Canalou, Mo., was arraigned Monday in Division II of New Madrid County Circuit Court on a charge of first-degree assault and bond set at $100,000 cash only. Associate Circuit Judge Charles Spitler set a preliminary hearing for 1 p.m. Aug. 4...
Cape City Council reviews rewrite of restrictive covenants on Broadview (06/22/11)
Revisions to development restrictions along Broadview received preliminary approval Monday night from the Cape Girardeau City Council in an effort to attract a new skilled nursing facility. The new declaration of restrictive covenants for businesses along Broadview, between William Street and Bloomfield Road, replaces outdated regulations put in place in the 1980s when K's Merchandise and Central Hardware were developed...
Physical therapist assistant program at CTC clears accreditation hurdle (06/22/11)
A physical therapist assistant degree program, delayed earlier this year by an accreditation derailment, is back on at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. CTC director Rich Payne said the program is slated to begin Nov. 1 after the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, or CAPTE, approved the course for candidacy, a critical step on the path to full accreditation...
New, graphic warnings to appear on cigarette packs next year (06/22/11)
Rotting teeth, cancer-riddled lungs and dead bodies will soon offer graphic visual warnings of the consequences of smoking to anyone buying a pack starting late next year. The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it will require new warning labels in all cigarette advertisements and on all cigarette packs starting September 2012. ...
Pipe replacement closes Bollinger County road (06/22/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route B in Bollinger County will be closed today and tomorrow while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the road. This section of road is between County Road 314 and Route M. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs...
Stoddard County bridge reduced (06/22/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Work to waterproof the asphalt of the Highway 114 bridge in Stoddard County will begin today, weather permitting. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and is expected to be completed Friday. The road will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction from County Road 731 to County Road 737. ...
Highway 91 in closed for pipe replacement (06/22/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 91 in Stoddard County will be closed today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe beneath the road. This section of road is between county roads 307 and 315. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. ;The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Three more Missouri counties are eligible for federal disaster assistance (06/22/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Residents and households in three more Missouri counties hit by severe weather since mid-April are now eligible for federal disaster assistance. The declaration for Carter, Lawrence and Wayne counties means qualifying residents can seek federal help for uninsured losses and expenses including temporary housing, home repair and replacement of household items...
Joplin council puts hold on rebuilding (06/22/11)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Despite fears that it will force some residents to move away, the Joplin City Council has placed a 60-day hold on issuing new building permits for property owners whose homes were destroyed or damaged by the May 22 tornado. City staff said the hold is necessary to help speed debris removal from the most devastated neighborhoods, saying work to remove acres of residential rubble could eventually bankrupt the city if it isn't completed by Aug. ...
Bus crash victims' families settle out of court (06/22/11)
DALLAS -- Eleven of the companies and individuals sued by the families of victims in the 2008 Texas bus crash that killed 17 people on their way to a religious retreat in Missouri have agreed to out-of-court settlements, according to a recent court order...
Obama likely to cut 10,000 troops from Afghanistan (06/22/11)
WASHINGTON -- Facing a war-weary public, President Barack Obama is expected to call for a major withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan tonight, with roughly 10,000 coming home to the U.S. in less than a year. The phased drawdown is likely to start with 5,000 troops recalled this summer and an additional 5,000 by winter or spring 2012, according to a senior U.S. ...
Health care law could allow middle-class to have nearly free insurance (06/22/11)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's health care law would let several million middle-class people get nearly free insurance meant for the poor, a twist government number crunchers say they discovered only after the complex bill was signed. The change would affect early retirees: A married couple could have an annual income of about $64,000 and still get Medicaid, said officials who make long-range cost estimates for the Health and Human Services department...
Huntsman joins presidential race, promising jobs, civility (06/22/11)
JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Republican Jon Huntsman joined the presidential race Tuesday with the Statue of Liberty over his shoulder, asserting that he and President Barack Obama both love their country but have far different visions of its future. He pledged to halt an "un-American" fading of national confidence and power...
Seven people killed in Syria as government protests turn violent (06/22/11)
BEIRUT -- Syrian president Bashar Assad's effort to drown out pro-democracy protests exploded into clashes between government supporters and opponents Tuesday, and security forces opened fire and killed seven people, including a teenager, activists said...
Coaches name St. Vincent soccer player Storm French Class 1's top defender (06/22/11)
St. Vincent landed four players and Jackson one on the first-team all-state list
Southeast Missouri State baseball player Trenton Moses adds honor (06/22/11)
Southeast Missouri State baseball player Trenton Moses has received another impressive honor. Moses, an Advance High School graduate, has been named to the 2011 College Baseball Lineup All-Star team. The squad consists of 40 players from across the country and includes at least one player from each conference. Moses is the lone Ohio Valley Conference representative...
Cape Girardeau Senior Legion pulls away late to beat Jackson (06/22/11)
The Cape Girardeau Ford and Sons Post 63 American Legion baseball team has not been known as a home-run hitting squad for most of the season. That might be changing if the past few games are an indication. Cape drilled three homers -- all over the final two innings when Post 63 scored all its runs -- during an 8-3 victory over host Jackson Post 158 on Tuesday in the District 14 opener of a doubleheader...
Jackson Senior Babe Ruth splits doubleheader (06/22/11)
The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team earned a split in a doubleheader for the second consecutive night Tuesday. Jackson defeated Bloomfield 10-1 in Tuesday's opener. Jon Winkler allowed eight hits in a complete-game effort. Trent Steffens smacked three hits, while Spencer Sander and Alex Beussink both had two...
Cardinals' bullpen implodes in 10-2 loss (06/22/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Placido Polanco took one for the cause. So did a lot of his teammates. The Philadelphia Phillies' fifth-place hitter got plunked on a full count with the bases loaded for the tying run, fueling a season-best nine-run eighth in a 10-2 rout against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. He bruised his left pinky and was removed for a pinch hitter but felt OK afterward...
Pujols hopes to beat timeline for return to Cardinals lineup (06/22/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols feels healthy enough to be in the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup. Too bad for him, he's wearing a soft cast for a broken left wrist that's expected to sideline him for six weeks. "To tell you the truth, I feel like I can play," Pujols said. "I'll just be positive and be in the lineup before you know it."...
Choose bamboo carefully to avoid spreaders (06/22/11)
Gardeners are often bamboozled by bamboo, particularly the running kinds that are notorious spreaders. Most of the clumping varieties can be contained, however, growing quickly into attractive specimen plants and screens. It's important to know the difference before you buy...
Southern food specialist blends familiar, unique (06/22/11)
For Southern cooking doyenne Martha Hall Foose, a memorable salad is a contrast of the common and the unexpected. "Great salads are a balance of familiar and unique," she said in an email interview. "I like a combination of textures and an interesting blend of flavors. I love the classics for summer get-togethers. But I always enjoy salad innovations."...
Cool down this summer with flavored iced tea (06/22/11)
Iced tea is always my beverage of choice, and on hot days there is nothing better. I remember as a child my mom made fresh tea every day. Nothing tasted better than that quart jar of iced tea wrapped in newspaper when we got to the end of the soybean row from chopping weeds from the bean rows in the field. Today I am featuring flavored iced tea recipes that you might enjoy on a hot day. The Food Network cookbooks or the website are full of beverage recipes...
Virginia McIntyre (06/22/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- Virginia M. McIntyre, 82, of Anna died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Union County Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Anna.
Bobby Lincoln (06/22/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Bobby C. Lincoln, 73, of Marble Hill passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at his home. He was born July 30, 1937, at Hurricane, Mo., son of Joe Curtis and Elevanor Doggett Lincoln. He and Joyce Schreiner were married April 25, 1959...
Stanley Wilson (06/22/11)
Stanley Wilson, 89, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Anna, Ill., died Monday, June 20, 2011, at his home. He was a combat veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to service time Thursday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna...
John Skaggs (06/22/11)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- John F. Skaggs, 49, of East Prairie died Friday, June 17, 2011, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident that occurred June 9 near Scott City. He was born June 28, 1961, in Festus, Mo., to Bill and Norma Roderick Skaggs...
Olida Bartels (06/22/11)
Olida W. Bartels, 81, of Millersville died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Betty Knapp (06/22/11)
Betty June Knapp, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 20, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. She was born July 1, 1938, in Perry County, Mo., to Joseph and Viola Mary Tucker Triller. Betty moved to Cape Girardeau in 1974 from O'Fallon, Mo. She was a supervisor with VIP Industries more than 30 years...
Charles Hargraves (06/22/11)
Charles R. Hargraves, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. He was born March 24, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, to Robert and Hazel Harmon Hargraves. Charles worked at VIP Industries in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include a brother, David (Gloria) Hargraves of Altenburg, Mo.; and a sister, Joy (Donnie) Dunn of Cape Girardeau...
Virginia Kratz (06/22/11)
Virginia Kratz, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. She was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Washington, Mo., to John H. and Ethel Cole Brinkmann. She and Dr. Paul Kratz were married June 12, 1943, in Washington. Kratz was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. ...
Lucille Ford (06/22/11)
Lucille Ford, 87, of Jackson passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. She was born June 27, 1923, in Jackson, daughter of Vera Gale "VG" and Zelma Talley Taylor, and a twin to Catherine "Louise" Taylor. She and Charles Ford were married Dec. 6, 1954, in Abeokuta, Nigeria...
Virginia Cline (06/22/11)
Virginia Lynn "Ginny" Cline, 64, of Scott City died Monday, June 20, 2011, at her home. She was born Feb. 18, 1947, in Sikeston, Mo., to Clifford and Delsie Lambert Campbell. She and William Edward "Dub" Cline Jr. were married May 17, 1975. He preceded her in death Nov. 21, 1991...
Raymond Shackles (06/22/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Raymond Earl Shackles, 78, of Lynden, Wash., passed away Thursday, May 26, 2011, in Casa Grande, Ariz. He was born March 30, 1934, in Rockview, Mo. He graduated from Chaffee High School. Shackles served 21 years in the U.S. Air Force and was a Vietnam veteran...
Leroy Oberle (06/22/11)
Leroy "Rip" Oberle, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 20, 2011, at his home. He was born May 28, 1926, in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., to Julius and Josephine Oberle. He and Doris Braun were married Sept. 21, 1949. Oberle was employed 37 years as a supervisor at Southwestern Bell, retiring in 1983...
Frederick Beccue (06/22/11)
PORTAGE, Ind. -- Frederick E. Beccue, 94, of Portage passed away Monday, June 20, 2011, at his home. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Joines-Appleby Funeral Home in Newman, Ill. Mr. Beccue's stepson, Jack Virgin, will officiate. Burial will be in Newman Cemetery...
Notre Dame Regional High (06/22/11)
Notre Dame Regional High School A Honor Roll 9th grade: Madison Baumgart, Hailey Bedell, Amy Blattel, Madison Buelow, Colleen Compas, Derek Dittlinger, Christopher Dixon, Benjamin Dohogne, Michelle Dominguez-Salinas, Mitzi Dominguez-Salinas, Rebecca Earley, Conner Elfrink, Taylor Feeney, Lindsey Grojean, Brock Hammers, Matthew Hayes, Andrew Hobeck, Ross James, Joshua Jansen, Reagan Kapp, Mary Klueppel, Collin Kramer, Sara Long, Nicholas McMillan, Jacob Meadors, Brooke Messmer, Michael Nelson, Alexia New, Matthew Parker, Emma Pickett, Ethan Pobst, Karsen Powers, Zachary Raines, Abby Ritter, Madeline Rosenquist, Mollie Ross, Claire Schafer, Megan Schmittzehe, Katherine Sellers, Anna Marie Siebert, Christen Siebert, Griffin Siebert, Adele Soutar, Sarah Stroup, Megan Thompson, Dorothy Turner, Anna Unterreiner, Benjamin Wedemeier, Kaitlin Welter, Matthew Westrich.. ...
Jackson Middle School (06/22/11)
Jackson Middle School Scholastic Honor Roll 7th grade: Lindsey Breer, Mikelle Culbreth, Chelsea Drum, Sara Gholson, Kayla Keith, Bailey Lape, Mabrey McCallister, Caitlyn Palmer, Kathryn Sebaugh, Gabriel Shoemaker, Moeryae Smith, Julia Todt, Austin Venable, Kacie Walley...
Jackson police and fire report 6/22/11 (06/22/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Firefighters responded to the following call Friday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/22/11 (06/22/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/22/11 (06/22/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 6/22/11 (06/22/11)
Children's Day is celebrated at Evangelical United Church of Christ with a special combination service; there are no Sunday school classes, but the children present songs and skits, along with a performance by the youth choir, during the service; the Rev. Walter Trost, pastor of Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Chicago, is guest speaker...
A hybrid approach to solving our economic troubles (06/22/11)
I am becoming increasingly convinced that the nation's economic troubles are beyond our ability to solve. The two sides of this financial issue both pose radically different solutions. Unfortunately, both approaches lack the substance to affect long-term improvements...
Fireworks safety (06/22/11)
July 4 is just a couple of weeks away, and over this period leading up to Independence Day many will light fireworks and enjoy firework displays. For young and old alike fireworks can be enjoyable, whether lighting your own bought through an authorized dealer or simply watching the professional displays. And while we hope everyone has a chance to enjoy this midsummer fun, we also encourage individuals to heed proper safety precautions...
Speak Out 6/22/11 (06/22/11)
I live in Woodland Hills subdivision, and I want to complain about our mail service. We had a wonderful mail carrier named Bill and he retired. And now our mail carriers don't get our mail out here until 5 or 6 in the evening when before we always got it by 2 in the afternoon or even earlier. I really think this stinks...
Prayer 6/22/11 (06/22/11)
O Lord, we praise you for you are the Great Physician. Amen.
Jenny Duncan Selected: StL Muny Kids Touring Co. (06/22/11)
Jenny Mae Duncan of Jackson, MO has been selected to perform this summer at the St. Louis Municipal (Muny) Opera as a member of the cast of The Little Mermaid. Performances of the "Mermaid" are scheduled nightly July 6 through July 14. This is the second consecutive season for Jenny to be selected from hundreds who auditioned, having been selected to perform last summer at the Muny in Disney's Beauty and the Beast...
Preacher in Overalls: (06/22/11)
Preacher in Overalls: The Story of Clarence Jordon and Koinonia Farm will be presented at First Baptist Church 1289 Lexington in Cape Girardeau this Sunday, June 26th at 10:45 am. Koinonia is a Christian farm community located in Americus, Georgia,founded in 1942 by Clarence & Florence Jordan and Martin & Mabel England. ...
June Dairy Month:Celebrate the Power of Dairy Food (06/22/11)
June is National Dairy Month-the perfect time to raise a glass of milk to honor America's dairy farmers. Observed since 1937, first as National Milk Month, then as June Dairy Month, the designation focuses attention on the importance of including dairy foods in the diet...
Old Town Cape Celebrates Clock's 25th Birthday (06/22/11)
OLD TOWN CAPE CELEBRATES DOWNTOWN CLOCK'S 25TH BIRTHDAY Cape Girardeau, MO -- 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...
Adrian Taylor to Executive Produce Mahalia Jackson (06/22/11)
Adrian Taylor to Executive Produce Mahalia Jackson Movie starring Fantasia. A movie about the life of songtress Mahalia Jackson entitled Mahalia is in the works. Adrian Taylor is Executive Producer. Taylor is responsible for the financing and distribution. Talks continue with a division of Sony Pictures for North America righs. Special marketing will follow the same plan as The movie The Passion of the Christ...
OPEN AUDITIONS (06/22/11)
River City Players, Cape's Community Theatre is holding auditions this Saturday and Sunday at Port Cape in the Captain's Quarters at Port Cape from 1:00-3:00 P.M. The name of the play is "Academia Nuts". The show will be directed by Mike Craig. There are roles for 2m and 2f. ...
US Bank donates $1000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters (06/22/11)
US Bank employees Amanda Nifong, Daryl Leine, and Jim Ham present donation check of $1000 to Ashley Beggs, Executive Director with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri.
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (06/22/11)
Bailey & Mojo are 5 year old terrier mixes. They are available for adoption at The Humane Society, 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
"He flies thru the air with the greatest of ease" (06/22/11)
My neighbor's dog Rocky wins in rousing game of 'Fetch' (or 'Catch me if u can!)
Tug of War (06/22/11)
"That's My toy!" "Finders Keepers!" "Give it back! "Fat chance wrinkley!" "Let go peanut face!" "Hey!I have a Pedigree!" "That's not all you'll have if you don't let go! (Bff's & neighbors Chuy (Sharpei) & Rocky (Boxer)enjoying a lil friendly competition )...
Teekah catching snowflakes. . . (06/22/11)
I almost made a mistake that would have cost me the best friend I've ever had.In 1998, I took my 6 wk old puppy Teekah, to the pound in a moment of extreme stress & they didn't want to give her back the next morning. I had cried all night & in desperation,I called a lady who was on the Board of Directors. ...
"Ready. . . Set. . . Fetch!" (06/22/11)
My 4y/o Sharpei Chuy waits anxiously with his bff Rocky for the ball, Hoping in vain he'll be fast enuff This time.
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