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Menards construction in Cape to start next month (07/25/11)
Construction on Cape Girardeau's newest home improvement center will begin in mid-August, according to a company spokesman. Menards, the nation's third-largest home improvement retailer, closed on the purchase of the 16-acre site at the southwest corner of Siemers Drive and Bloomfield Road from a Drury subsidiary last month. ...
Grounds at Stoddard County's oldest home explored using radar device (07/25/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A professor from Southeast Missouri State University was in Bloomfield last week using technology to see into the past. Dr. John Kramer, professor of environmental biology, arrived at 9 a.m. Tuesday with his ground-penetrating radar in an effort unlock the past underground at the Miller house...
Site of playground at Cape County Park North may be switched (07/25/11)
A state-of-the-art playground designed with the needs of disabled children in mind may end up in a different location in Cape County Park North than originally planned. Although groundbreaking on Melaina's Magical Playland was to be this past spring, several concerns with the proposed site near the park's entrance have caused the county's park board to look for an alternative, said Andrea Cunningham, executive director of Melaina Cunningham and Friends Park Fund Inc...
Missouri summer camp lets young burn victims 'blossom' (07/25/11)
For most children, camp is an enjoyable diversion during summer break, but for those who attend the Missouri Children's Burn Camp in Rocky Mount, Mo., it's a chance for a new beginning. Gordonville resident Butch Amann, a fire investigator with the Missouri Department of Public Safety, volunteered as a counselor with the camp for 10 years...
Motorcycles blessed at Old St. Vincent's (07/25/11)
The Rev. Patrick Nwokoye conducts a "blessing of the bikes" after morning Mass at Old St. Vincent's Church Sunday, July 24, 2011, in Cape Girardeau. Among the bikers present were Tom and Dee Dee Siebert.
Motorcycle show held at Applebee's in Cape (07/25/11)
Floyd Ware, left, of Advance, Mo., shows his 2004 American IronHorse Legend to Matt James of Jackson at a motorcycle show Sunday, July 24, 2011, at Applebee's in Cape Girardeau.
Joplin digs out from twister debris (07/25/11)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Empty concrete pads where houses once stood. Untouched playgrounds still riddled with broken glass. A once-bustling retail district, eerily quiet on a weekend night. Two months after a huge tornado split Joplin in half, the recovery here has barely begun, and the city remains focused on cleaning up massive mounds of debris. But local leaders say Joplin and the neighboring village of Duquesne already face another question: How much to rebuild and how much to reinvent?...
PETA-financed scientist draws ire of farm groups (07/25/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Some Missouri farm groups are crying foul over the recent hiring of a University of Missouri scientist whose research is paid for by animal rights activists. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Nicholas Genovese joined the university's flagship campus in Columbia as a visiting scholar earlier this month. His research involves artificial meat created in laboratories from animal tissues...
GOP and Democrats ready rival debt plans (07/25/11)
WASHINGTON -- With bipartisan talks stalled, House Republicans and Senate Democrats readied rival debt-limit emergency fallback plans in hopes of reassuring world financial markets on Monday the U.S. government will avoid an unprecedented default in barely a week...
Ms. Alabama Nursing Home beauty pageant ends today (07/25/11)
HOOVER, Ala. -- When Alabama's newest beauty queen is crowned this week, she might have more silver hair than your average beauty pageant contestant. The Ms. Alabama Nursing Home pageant comes to a close Monday at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover. The top 10 finalists from nursing homes across the state will compete for the crown...
Mennonite group works to rebuild homes and spirits (07/25/11)
LITITZ, Pa. -- Rebuilding a community from the ruins of natural disasters requires more than hammers and strong arms. There's emotional damage, too, and those repairs can be the biggest challenge. That's one key lesson that members of the Mennonite Disaster Service have learned over 61 years responding to the devastation and heartbreak of earthquakes, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes. ...
Accuser in former IMF chief's sex case tells her story (07/25/11)
NEW YORK -- The hotel maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in a Manhattan hotel room shattered her silence Sunday, saying in a published report that the former International Monetary Fund leader grabbed and attacked her as she implored him to stop...
Gay weddings in New York draw protesters (07/25/11)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Thousands of opponents of gay marriage took to the streets in loud and sometimes tense protests Sunday, the first day that legal same-sex weddings were performed. The National Organization for Marriage held rallies in New York City, Albany, Rochester and Buffalo, saying Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers redefined marriage without giving voters a chance to weigh-in, as they have in other states. Protesters chanted "Let the people vote!" at rallies across the state...
Roller rink shooting leaves 6 dead in Texas (07/25/11)
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas -- The owner of a Texas skating rink said Sunday that he pushed children out of harm's way when a parent suddenly opened fire on his estranged wife and her relatives at their son's birthday party. The Saturday night shootings that left six dead, including the gunman, lasted just moments, said Forum Roller World owner Walt Hedrick...
Bottled water poses dilemma for Vermont state offices (07/25/11)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- At the state maintenance garage where Lori Girard-Pion works, the water cooler isn't a luxury. It's a necessity, especially for the mechanics who maintain the Vermont State Police vehicle fleet. So when the state of Vermont said it was doing away with bottled water deliveries for state government offices and buildings in favor of drinking water from the tap, she wasn't happy...
Navy submarines to get female officers for first time in history (07/25/11)
HARTFORD, Conn. -- For Ensign Peggy LeGrand, the biggest concern about serving on a submarine is not spending weeks at a time in tight quarters with an entirely male crew. What worries her is the scrutiny that comes with breaking one of the last gender barriers in the U.S. military...
Restaurants realizing value of a few 'lunatic customers' (07/25/11)
NEW YORK -- Adam Moore once drove 500 miles just to eat a burrito at a Chipotle he'd never been to. Alan Klein is working on a smartphone app to help fellow enthusiasts track down the transient McRib sandwich. And Ben Skelton made an unusual choice for best man in his upcoming wedding: the Chick-fil-A cow...
Manifesto gives motive of Norway shooting suspect (07/25/11)
OSLO, Norway -- The man blamed for killing at least 93 people during terrorist attacks on Norway's government headquarters and an island retreat for young people wanted to trigger an anti-Muslim revolution in Norwegian society, his lawyer said Sunday...
Ancient bell found in Jerusalem Old City sewer (07/25/11)
JERUSALEM -- A tiny golden bell pulled after 2,000 years from an ancient sewer beneath the Old City of Jerusalem was shown Sunday by Israeli archaeologists, who hailed it as a rare find. The orb half an inch in diameter has a small loop that appears to have been used to sew it as an ornament onto the clothes of a wealthy resident of the city two millennia ago, archaeologists said...
Toddler found alive in rubble of China train collision (07/25/11)
BEIJING -- A toddler was rescued about 21 hours after a crash involving two high-speed trains in eastern China killed at least 43 people and injured more than 200 others, state media reported Sunday. Xinhua News Agency said the unconscious child was found early Sunday evening while rescuers were clearing one of the train cars just as the cleanup efforts were almost completed. It cited an unnamed firefighter...
North Korean official to visit U.S. to discuss starting nuclear talks (07/25/11)
BALI, Indonesia -- A senior North Korean official will visit the United States this week to discuss the possible resumption of long-stalled international negotiations on ending Pyongyang's nuclear programs, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday...
Capahas extend winning streak to 10 games (07/25/11)
Plaza Tire blasted a team from Chicago 20-1 in the Union Printers tournament.
Kansas champ ousts Squids (07/25/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The Chaffee Senior Babe Ruth Squids baseball team dug itself a big early hole for the second straight day. That normally is not a recipe for success. It wasn't for the Squids. Chaffee fell behind 12-0 after three innings Sunday and lost to Kansas state champion Columbus 12-8 in an elimination game of the Midwest Plains Regional at Hillhouse Park...
Festus turns back Dunklin Co. to capture Zone 4 tournament (07/25/11)
The Festus Senior American Legion baseball team has been strong for a long time. But Festus has taken things up several notches in recent years. Festus won its fourth straight Zone 4 tournament title Sunday, beating Dunklin County 10-7 at Capaha Field in the if-necessary championship game that was set up by Dunklin County's 12-8 victory over Festus on Saturday night...
Jackson Junior Legion falls short in bid for state championship (07/25/11)
The Jackson Junior American Legion baseball team saw its season end Saturday night with a 9-6 loss to Dixon in an elimination game at the state tournament hosted by Jackson. Dixon broke a 6-6 deadlock with two runs in the top of the seventh inning and added an insurance run in the seventh...
Miscues cost Cardinals a sweep of Pirates (07/25/11)
PITTSBURGH -- The St. Louis Cardinals have mashed their way back into the NL Central race behind their might. They lost a chance to put some distance between themselves and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday with their miscues. Pittsburgh's Xavier Paul took advantage of his speed and some sloppy play by the Cardinals to earn a 4-3 win in 10 innings and prevent St. Louis from completing a three-game sweep...
Redhawks' standing should improve in OVC football poll (07/25/11)
The Ohio Valley Conference's preseason predictions and all-league teams for the 2011 football season will be announced today as voted on by the OVC coaches and sports information directors. Just about every publication I've seen so far has Southeast tabbed for the upper division in the nine-team OVC, which is a far cry from where the Redhawks have been projected in the past...
Shatner gives fans at Comic-Con a peek at his 'Captains' flick (07/25/11)
SAN DIEGO -- William Shatner says he always loved "Star Trek," but he recently developed a new fondness for his fellow starship commanders. Shatner came to Comic-Con in San Diego on Friday to discuss his new documentary, "The Captains," in which he interviews the various actors who have played "Star Trek" captains. The film is set to premiere Friday night on the Epix TV channel...
Talking shop with Larry Angle, Bank of Missouri (07/25/11)
Larry Angle, vice president of consumer lending for the Bank of Missouri, has spent the past 50 years working in the profession and has seen it change with new technology and fluctuations in the economy. The Cape Girardeau native said that although he is proud of his many professional accomplishments, spending time with his wife and family bring him the most satisfaction...
Few details on Capri subcontracting process (07/25/11)
Isle of Capri isn't revealing much about its process to select subcontractors for the $125 million casino project in Cape Girardeau. Companies interested in bidding on portions of the casino project were required to submit prequalification documents by July 15, according to a public notice printed in the Southeast Missourian. ...
People on the move 7/25/11 (07/25/11)
Beth Bowlin, Tracy Curtis, Robin Drury and Lauren Jones of the Source-Yoga 'N More recently completed YogaWall Level 1 teacher training at the Agape Yoga Studio in St. Louis, with Iyengar Yoga National Association-certified instructor Bryan Legere of Ventura Yoga in Ventura, Calif. ...
Ronald Thompson (07/25/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Ronald J. Thompson, 69, formerly of Cairo. died Dec. 25, 2010, at his home in Thailand. There is no visitation. Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the U.S. National Cemetery in Mound City, Ill., with the Cairo High School class of 1959 officiating and military honors by area veterans organizations and the U.S. Army...
Jackson police report 7/25/11 (07/25/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summons...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/25/11 (07/25/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/25/11 (07/25/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Out of the past 7/25/11 (07/25/11)
A momentary fault on a Union Electric 161,000-volt feeder line between Cape Girardeau and Joppa, Ill., resulted in a 30- to 40-minute power failure in parts of the Cape Girardeau area last evening. The recent closing of Independence Street west of Kingshighway in connection with the replacement of a bridge there has led to increased traffic through Arena Park from motorists who have found it a convenient detour...
Serving in Africa (07/25/11)
Reno Anderson has a heart for others, especially for young women in Africa. Anderson, who moved to Cape Girardeau in 2006, was initially connected to young African women through she and her family's sponsorship of a young girl named Seba. And although sponsorships through charitable organizations are important, Anderson wanted to do more...
Speak Out 7/25/11 (07/25/11)
JUST one in five voters said they want the debt deal to include spending cuts only -- the path outlined by House and Senate Republicans who say they will refuse any plan that raises taxes. More surprisingly, just 26 percent of Republican voters said they wouldn't support a deal if it included tax increases. Just shows you how far wrong the Republican party is and has been for the past 10 years or more...
Prayer 7/25/11 (07/25/11)
O Lord, may we walk in love, just as you love us, and be a blessing to others. Amen.
Local Girl Scouts Attend Day Camp (07/25/11)
Fifty four Girl Scouts from Jackson, Cape Girardeau and Marble Hill joined together for a week long camp on July 11 at various locations in Cape County. Activities included fire building, outdoor cooking, and a camp out at Trail of Tears State Park, alternate sources of energy and recycling at Jackson Public Works, and Litz Park, crafts and old-fashioned fun at Old McKendree Chapel, and basic water rescue at SEMO's Aquatic Center. ...
Japanese Beetle pheromone trap (07/25/11)
First, I would like to thank and commend Paul Schnare for his excellent June 29 article on the subject. I think he covered all aspects of the problem. The only reason I am writing is to emphasize what a horrible scourge to gardening these critters are. ...
Creek along the trail to Ramsey Cascades (07/25/11)
A view along the trail to Ramsey Cascades in Great Smoky Mountain National Park
U10 Cape Outlaws (07/25/11)
U10 Cape Outlaws,Storm Tournament 2nd Place jackson, Mo Summer 2011
Heartland Nationals Midwest Regionals 2nd Place (07/25/11)
Heartland Nationals 14 and Under All Star Softball Team take 2nd in the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament held in Sikeston, Mo. Members of the team are from the communities of Delta, Advance, Kelso and Chaffee.
Beat The Heat (07/25/11)
I received this by e-mail. It is too cute not to share.
Heartland Heat U14 Softball Team (07/25/11)
Heartland Heat U14 Girls Softball Park and Rec's Wednesday Night Champs & U14 Jackson,Storm Tournament Winners 2011
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