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Stories from Monday, July 11, 2011

Salvation Army opens up Cape Girardeau cooling center (07/11/11)
The Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau opened its doors as a cooling center at 6 a.m. today, according to a news release from the organization. The facility, at 701 Good Hope St., will be open all week from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., the news release said. Maj. Ben Stillwell of the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau said the organization is also giving away fans during the current heat wave. To donate new or used fans, bring them to the Salvation Army office. Those needing a fan should call 335-7000...
Southern Illinois residents considering flood buyout option (07/11/11)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Two days after Easter, Clinton and Susan Pecord watched as floodwaters rose about an inch per hour. They'd already moved most of their belongings out of their home in the old Alexander County town of Cache, Ill., about two miles from the Highway 127 and Highway 3 intersection. A few days later, they brought in a pontoon to haul out their furniture...
Benton, Mo., farmer's bison draw interest from passers-by (07/11/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- For years, farmer Don Scherer of rural Benton has been interested in bison. Last year, he had extra pasture space, so he purchased a small herd of the North American species of buffalo. The bull and nine cows have since added five calves, with another four expected...
Nixon signs bill that lets Cape Girardeau County consolidate courthouses (07/11/11)
Building a new courthouse and consolidating county services in Cape Girardeau County are becoming closer to reality with a bill signed by Gov. Jay Nixon on July 1. House Bill 340 revises language in Missouri statutes that required the county to hold court and maintain circuit clerk and probate division offices in Cape Girardeau and Jackson. ...
New Cape Girardeau parks director takes helm today (07/11/11)
Julia Thompson has lived and worked almost all of her life in Florida, a state she has always adored. She speaks of the Sunshine State in glowing terms, talking of its beautiful mystique, gorgeous scenery and plentiful environmental gems. But some of Thompson's favorite childhood memories are of the many long, lazy summers she spent in Cape Girardeau...
Insurance agents along Missouri River complain FEMA creating confusion (07/11/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Insurance agents in states along the swollen Missouri River basin say federal officials are causing widespread confusion among property owners by pushing the sale of flood insurance policies that might not cover damage from the river flooding that began this month...
SEMO tries mix of online, classroom instruction to widen offerings (07/11/11)
The college classroom model for the future is being showcased now at Southeast Missouri State University. Southeast, working in collaboration with many of Missouri's 13 comprehensive universities, is expanding a pilot program of online and face-to-face instruction...
Plane crash leaves Fisk, Mo., man dead (07/11/11)
DUDLEY, Mo. -- A 53-year-old Fisk, Mo., man died in a rural plane crash Saturday morning Authorities said Richard Bowie died shortly before noon after his lightweight aircraft crashed in a field just southwest of Dudley. Bowie was a well-known flier from the area and, according to family members at the wreckage site, he built the small aircraft in which he perished...
Medical malpractice bill raises ethics questions about state senator (07/11/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ethics questions are being raised over a Missouri state senator's handling of a medical malpractice insurance bill. The Kansas City Star reported that Sen. Rob Schaaf, vice chairman of the committee where the bill died, has a business that would have faced stricter regulations had the legislation passed...
Obama sets 10-day deadline on debt deal (07/11/11)
WASHINGTON -- Grasping for a deal on the nation's debt, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders remained divided Sunday over the size and the components of a plan to reduce long term deficits. Saying "we need to" work out an agreement over the next 10 days, the president and lawmakers agreed to meet again today...
U.S. suspends military aid dollars to Pakistan (07/11/11)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's decision to suspend $800 million in aid to the Pakistan's military signals a tougher U.S. line with a critical but sometimes unreliable partner in the fight against terrorism. President Barack Obama's chief of staff, Bill Daley, said in a broadcast interview Sunday that the estranged relationship between the United States and Pakistan must be made "to work over time," but until it does, "we'll hold back some of the money that the American taxpayers are committed to give" to the country's powerful military forces.. ...
Space shuttle's final hookup brings hugs, tears and emotions (07/11/11)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- As the miles melted between Atlantis and the International Space Station, the emotions grew -- in orbit and on the ground. At Mission Control on Sunday, lead flight director Kwatsi Alibaruho declared "this is it" as he gave the OK for the final docking in space shuttle history. ...
Capahas conclude 4-0 weekend with 11-2 rout of Perryville (07/11/11)
The Plaza Tire Capahas and Perryville played just one game Sunday instead of the scheduled doubleheader. The abbreviated day of baseball was due to concerns over the high temperatures and humidity. However, it didn't prevent the Capahas from keeping the heat on the Longhorns...
Potts throws no-hitter for Cobras (07/11/11)
Brad Potts pitched a five-inning no-hitter as the Southeast Missouri Cobras defeated the Lids Missouri Bulls 11-0 on Sunday in the SIU Showcase. Potts struck out nine to help the Cobras finish 3-1 in the tournament. Calvin Lovig, Caleb Koehler, Travis Phillips and Potts all had two RBIs for the Cobras (18-7)...
Cardinals enter All-Star break with win (07/11/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Fortified by a pregame pep talk from the St. Louis Cardinals' two hitting instructors, David Freese belted his first home run in almost three months. Freese hit a tie-breaking two-run shot in the third inning and Jaime Garcia won for the sixth time at home as the Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 on Sunday for a four-game split heading into the All-Star break. ...
Miles Smith continues to blaze and amaze (07/11/11)
Miles Smith ranks on the short list among my all-time favorite Southeast Missouri State athletes I have covered. That's why I was excited when the former Southeast track and field standout recently made his second world team. Smith was picked to represent Team USA as a member of the 1,600-meter relay pool at the World Championships from Aug. ...
Sheryl Crow helps group fighting Nev. horse roundup (07/11/11)
RENO, Nev. -- Singer, songwriter Sheryl Crow said she'll donate part of the profits from an upcoming concert in Wyoming to a wild horse protection group that is suing the government to try to stop a big mustang roundup in Nevada. Crow said the Colorado-based Cloud Foundation will get a share of the gate from her show with Kid Rock at Cheyenne Frontier Days on July 22...
Unemployment numbers ratcheting up (07/11/11)
Unemployment is trending up, both nationally and locally. On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its June jobs report showing that national unemployment has climbed three straight months and is now at 9.2 percent. This is the highest rate of the year so far...
Talking shop with Dr. Edwin Noffel, Center for Orthodontics (07/11/11)
For half a century, Dr. Edwin Noffel has made the smiles of local children and adults beautiful. The Portageville, Mo., native said the biggest thrill he gets from practicing orthodontics is seeing how his work affects the lives of his patients and forming lifelong friendships with them. ...
People on the move 7/11/11 (07/11/11)
The Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri elected Kathy Sanders of Flowers by Sanders in Hayti, Mo., as chairwoman effective July 1 to replace John Moorman of Versa Tech Inc. in Fredericktown, Mo. Moorman had been chairman for the past four years. He remains on the board as the Madison County representative. Sanders has been on the board since 1999. The Workforce Investment Board operates Missouri Career Centers in 13 Southeast Missouri counties...
Cora Huter (07/11/11)
Cora Anna Pauline Huter, 102, of Cape Girardeau passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 26, 1909, at Gordonville, to Henry and Anna Marie Kester Bodenstein. She and Walter Huter were married June 1, 1935. They were married 56 years when he passed away on Nov. 3, 1991...
Charles Compas (07/11/11)
Charles Compas, 86, of O'Fallon, Mo., formerly of Kelso, Mo., died Sunday, July 10, 2011, in O'Fallon. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Roger Allmon (07/11/11)
Roger Neil Allmon, 60 of Jackson died Saturday, July 9, 2011. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, with a Masonic service at 7:30. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bollinger County Memorial Park in Marble Hill, Mo...
William Dalton (07/11/11)
William Clifford "Butch" Dalton, 62, of Gordonville died Friday, July 8, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Oct. 19, 1948, in Cape Girardeau to Clifford A. and Imogene Dickison Bollinger. He graduated from Central High School and from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in agriculture and forestry...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/11/11 (07/11/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/11/11 (07/11/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Jackson police report 7/11/11 (07/11/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts...
Out of the past 7/11/11 (07/11/11)
A continuing problem with trash from Cape Girardeau's landfill washing onto private property and spilling into a nearby creek has prompted the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to issue a notice of violation to the city, which calls for municipal officials to take immediate steps to correct the problem...
Broadway project (07/11/11)
City leaders are preparing a $3.85 million project to improve the Broadway corridor in downtown Cape Girardeau. The project, which will cover a 3,500-foot stretch from Pacific to Water streets, is an endeavor made possible by $2.85 million from the voter-approved Transportation Trust Fund and $1 million from the proceeds from the city's land sale to Isle of Capri Casinos. Construction is slated to start this fall...
Speak Out 7/11/11 (07/11/11)
TO the people complaining about the time your mail comes, Cape Girardeau Post Office happens to have four routes without regular carriers on them. There is a hiring freeze on. We have carriers that have been out with serious illness. We have carriers out on vacation. ...
Prayer 7/11/11 (07/11/11)
Thank you, O Lord Jesus, for the peace that comes through your salvation. Amen.
Unilever Foundation donates to American Red Cross (07/11/11)
For immediate release: July 11, 2011 American Red Cross Receives $10,000 from Unilever Foundation Cape Girardeau, MO -- The American Red Cross Southeast Missouri Chapter received a $10,000 donation from the Unilever Foundation. With this donation, the Unilever Foundation was recognized as a Hero for the American Red Cross, helping to ensure the Red Cross has the financial resources to help families and meet its commitments to the community...
Keep Cool with No-Bake Recipes (07/11/11)
August brings us the last full month of summer, and along with it, lots of heat and humidity. As the mercury outside continues to climb, it's a great time to keep the kitchen cool. Create a light snack by pairing slices or cubes of cheese with food that brings out its unique flavors, such as fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, crusty bread or whole grain crackers. ...
3rd Annual Mouse Races for MS a Huge Success (07/11/11)
On June 25th, 2011 history was made--mouse history. The 3rd annual Mouse Races for MS hosted by Sandy Hoffman of MedAssets and Jeanne Churchill of Capaha Bank took place at the local VFW and gathered a record-breaking crowd raising over $5,500! Dave Weber, the Mouse Man from Cheese Hill Downs announced the races, while radio personality, Faune Riggin kept the night's events running smoothly...
Madison's 1st Popsicle (07/11/11)
Our daughter, Madison enjoying her first popsicle. Yum
Multitasking (07/11/11)
multiple exposures over time. Tywappity Conservation Area
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