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Stories from Wednesday, July 27, 2011

22 working in area disaster recovery program; more start this week (07/27/11)
Under a scorching summer sun, with the heat index hovering at 100 degrees, Don Freeman and Oscar Patterson slap shovelfuls of asphalt onto Scott County Road 212. It's hot, hard work. But after months of standing in unemployment lines, they say it's work they are grateful to have. They're proud to be earning a paycheck again...
Broadway building rehab has started ... slowly, owner says (07/27/11)
On July 6, developer Kenny Pincksten said work would begin the following week to rehabilitate one of Cape Girardeau's oldest buildings that sits at one of the city's busiest intersections. Three weeks have passed, prompting some to ask why the project at the corner of Broadway and Sprigg Street has yet to begin...
Jacque Waller's father expects break in the case this week (07/27/11)
Stan Rawson, the father of Jacque Sue Waller, said Tuesday he has reason to think that there will soon be a break this week in the case involving his daughter's disappearance nearly two months ago. And it's more than a hunch, Rawson said -- his prediction is based on recent conversations he's had with police officers investigating the case...
Cape museum's Marjorie Thompson remembered for her dedication (07/27/11)
A champion of the preservation of Cape Girardeau's history, Marjorie Thompson spent more than 25 years archiving the city's heritage with her work for the Cape River Heritage Museum. Thompson, 86, who served as the director of the Cape River Heritage Museum from 1999 to 2008, died Tuesday morning after a battle with cancer...
DNA match leads to court date for convicted rapist (07/27/11)
A man convicted of the kidnapping and rape of a 15-year-old girl nearly 30 years ago in Cape Girardeau County will appear in court Aug. 25 to face new charges.
Anhydrous theft cases proceed in Perry County (07/27/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Two St. Louis-area men facing felony theft and other charges for allegedly attempting to steal anhydrous ammonia were bound over to circuit court for a second appearance after a preliminary hearing Tuesday.
Several Southeast Missouri post offices being studied for closure (07/27/11)
The U.S. Postal Service is studying the potential closure of 3,700 post offices across the country in an effort to "right-size" its retail network. Local post offices in the study announced Wednesday are Blodgett, Brownwood, Daisy, Dutchtown, Gipsy, Old Appleton, Perkins, Sturdivant, Vanduser and Whitewater.
Irrigation Energy Field Day set in Portageville (07/27/11)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri farmers continue waiting for Mother Nature to bring more rain. In the meantime, many of them will learn ways to cut down on waste and costs through this week's Irrigation Energy Field Day in Portageville...
New site chosen for Cape County all-accessible playground (07/27/11)
A site on the west end of Cape County Park North will be the definite location of Melaina's Magical Playland, as determined by several entities involved in a planning meeting held Tuesday at the Missouri Department of Conservation's Nature Center, located at the park...
Former Emerson campaign staffer announces bid for state rep (07/27/11)
Holly Rehder is ready to step out from behind the scenes. The former campaign staffer for U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson has announced her intention to run next year for the 160th House District seat.
Interactive exhibit on agriculture coming to Sikeston today (07/27/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri residents will get a sneak peek into the life of an American farmer when the new America's Farmers Mobile Experience visits Sikeston this week. A traveling 53-foot trailer that expands into 1,000 square feet of exhibit space, the new Mobile Experience immerses visitors in the lives of America's farm families. Tours will run from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lambert's Cafe in Sikeston...
I-57 bridge to close for repairs three days (07/27/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Illinois Department of Transportation announced the closure of the Interstate 57 bridge over the Mississippi River beginning Aug. 16. The closure is anticipated to last three days as IDOT's contractor makes repairs to the bridge. Marked detour routes will be in place for north- and southbound traffic. For more information, contact IDOT construction engineer Keith Roberts at 618-351-5253...
Sikeston man sentenced to 25 years in prison for infant murder (07/27/11)
ST. LOUIS -- A Sikeston, Mo., man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday for the death of an infant in his care. Kevin Dixon, 20, was sentenced to 25 years for second-degree murder and 25 years for child abuse with the sentences to run concurrently. Dixon, who was charged in the March 24, 2009, death of 8-month-old Jamieon Quanterius Jatwaun Mosby in Sikeston, was sentenced by St. Louis County Judge Colleen Dolan, who heard the case on a change of venue from Scott County...
Semi carrying ice cream catches fire near Fruitland (07/27/11)
Traffic on northbound Interstate 55 near Fruitland was delayed Tuesday afternoon by a tractor-trailer that caught fire. Fruitland fire chief Dean Riley said the fire destroyed the semi and spread to the trailer, which was carrying ice cream. No one was injured and the cause of the fire is unknown, he said...
Founding member of band America dies at home in Farmington (07/27/11)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Dan Peek, a founding member of the popular 1970s band America and singer of high harmonies on hits that included "A Horse With No Name" and "Ventura Highway," has died, his father said Tuesday. He was 60. Peek's wife, Catherine, found him dead Sunday in bed in his home in Farmington, Milton Peek said. The cause of death was not known, and an autopsy was planned. Dan Peek suffered from arthritis, but it wasn't known if that was a contributing factor...
Sheryl Crow auctioning off car to aid Joplin, Mo. (07/27/11)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Some winning bidder will soon be cruising life's winding road in Sheryl Crow's 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster. The Grammy award-winning singer said Monday that she's auctioning off the classic car next month and that the proceeds will go toward helping rebuild the tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo...
Conservative ire threatens GOP debt plan in House (07/27/11)
WASHINGTON -- Thwarted by conservatives in his own party, House Speaker John Boehner scrambled Tuesday to secure enough GOP votes to beat a fast-closing Aug. 2 deadline and stave off the potential financial chaos of the nation's first-ever default...
Study: Medicare prescription plan saves program $12 billion a year (07/27/11)
CHICAGO -- A new study suggests that Medicare's 5-year-old prescription drug plan is keeping seniors out of hospitals and nursing homes, saving the federal program an estimated $12 billion a year in those costs. The savings only offset a portion of the $55 billion a year the government spends on Medicare Part D, as the drug plan is known. But the study's authors say it means seniors are staying healthier and enjoying a better quality of life...
U.S. issues global travel warning (07/27/11)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration says Osama bin Laden's death has raised the risk of anti-American violence worldwide. The State Department said in a global travel warning Tuesday that Americans should take precaution and maintain vigilance about terrorist threats, demonstrations and the possibility of violence against U.S. citizens...
U.S. debt close to value of economy (07/27/11)
WASHINGTON -- Wealthy countries all over the world are dealing with debts and strained budgets as they mop up after the recession and brace for the budget-busting retirement of the baby boomer generation. But the United States is in a bigger fix than almost anyone else...
Ousted Egyptian president weak from not eating (07/27/11)
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt -- Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has refused to eat for four days, has lost weight and is weak, his chief doctor said Tuesday, increasing speculation that the ousted leader won't stand trial next week as scheduled...
Central graduate Thomas to run track at Illinois (07/27/11)
The recent graduate expects to compete in the 400 meters at Illinois
Capahas' winning streak ends at 11 games (07/27/11)
Plaza Tire Capahas manager Jess Bolen expected his squad to face a big challenge as it tried to extend its winning streak. Bolen was accurate in his assessment of the opponent the Capahas faced Tuesday. A club from Jacksonville, Fla., handed the Capahas a 10-8 loss during their third game at the Union Printers tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla...
Cardinals use pair of HRs to beat Astros 3-1 (07/27/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols really has gotten the St. Louis Cardinals off to quick starts lately. The slugger homered in the first inning for the third time in the last six games and starter Jake Westbrook made it hold up with six innings of one-run ball as the Cardinals defeated the slumping Houston Astros 3-1 on Tuesday night...
Rams Park bustles day after accord (07/27/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Steve Spagnuolo said hello to Sam Bradford, then let the quarterback get to work. The St. Louis Rams' coach noted Tuesday that soon enough he'd be spending a lot of time with last year's NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and he didn't want to "bog down" Bradford...
All Happy Meals to have apple slices (07/27/11)
NEW YORK -- McDonald's said Tuesday it would add apple slices and reduce the portion of french fries in its children's meal boxes this fall, taking away consumers' current choice between either having apples with caramel dip or fries as a Happy Meal side. McDonald's also said it is reducing sugars, saturated fats and calories in its main menu items...
The salad days of summer (07/27/11)
With summer upon us, I thought you might enjoy a few cool salad recipes. I also love grilled fresh peaches, so I am sharing this recipe with you that includes another favorite of mine: raspberries. All of these recipes are from a new cookbook I picked up, "Picnics, Potlucks and BBQs" published by CQ Products. ...
James Mitchell (07/27/11)
James Mitchell, 94, of Jackson died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Jackson Manor. Visitation will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson...
Terry Camp (07/27/11)
Terry K. Camp, 55, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, July 25, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Don Estes officiating...
Marjorie Thompson (07/27/11)
Marjorie Helen Miller Thompson, 86, of Cape Girardeau passed at the heritage home of her birth, 100 Longview Place, Cape Girardeau early Tuesday morning surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 13, 1925, at "Longview" in Cape Girardeau to parents Bertram A. ...
Irene Farris (07/27/11)
OLIVE BRANCH, ILL. -- Irene Farris, 89, of Olive Branch, formerly of Miller City, died at 4:40 a.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 8, 1922, in Tamms, Ill., to William and Bertha Mae Brown Huffman...
Jackson fire report 7/27/11 (07/27/11)
Cape Girardeau police report 7/27/11 (07/27/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 7/27/11 (07/27/11)
All-day services are held at New Faith Tabernacle Church; dinner is served at noon, and the Billy Stein Gospel Chorus appears at a community sing in the afternoon. Scott City Furniture is moving its operation; Brad and Nancy Duschell have acquired a building at 3301 William St., in Cape Girardeau and will relocate their furniture store there after 12 years at the Scott City location...
The battle for flood protection (07/27/11)
During the late spring and recent flooding, the federally sponsored project known as the Mississippi River & Tributaries project prevented an estimated $108 billion in damages throughout the Mississippi River Valley. Beyond its flood protection, the MR&T provides benefits crucial to throughout the Mississippi Delta region, including stable drinking water supplies, food production, power generation, navigation and commerce, economic development and recreation...
Discussions more about politics than economy (07/27/11)
I would suspect that this time next week, Congress will have raised the debt ceiling with some hybrid plan that reduces spending. But the much larger question centers on whether this last-minute plan will actually address the spending problem that threatens this country...
Partnership on track (07/27/11)
With the fall semester just around the corner, officials with the Cape Girardeau Partnership for Higher Education are pleased with the center's first year results. In its first semester last fall, the partnership -- which includes Mineral Area College, Three Rivers College and Southeast Missouri State University and is based at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center -- saw 189 students enroll for classes. ...
A test of time (07/27/11)
I have several thoughts when I think of a test of time:n My lovely bride Fran buried her father (Truman Moore) this past June following a marriage of 72 years with her mom Bonnie. I am proud of all the past leaders of Bethany. Donny Ford immediately comes to mind as a great man of God, serving Bethany from 1991 through 2002. And I am proud of the present Christian leadership displayed by Dr. Shawn Wasson, who has led Bethany since October 2003...
Speak Out 7/27/11 (07/27/11)
LATELY conservative politicians have tripped over each other to sign pledges. They pledge to balance the budget, not raise taxes, tout family values and yes, even discriminate against groups they consider immoral. Frankly, politicians of any philosophy should make only one pledge and that is to uphold and protect the Constitution of the United States. ...
Prayer 7/27/11 (07/27/11)
O Lord, we thank you that through your grace, we shall be saved. Amen.
SEAL Swim Team Qualify 9 for Regional Champioship (07/27/11)
Nine athletes swimming for the SEAL Swim Team will represent Southeast Missouri at the Ozark Conference Long Course Championships on July 29, 30 and 31, 2011. The annual conference championship swim meet will be held in Carbondale, IL and will also be attended by several teams from St. Louis and southern Illinois...
Boy's Summer Basketball League Champions (07/27/11)
The Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department would like to congratulate all 2011 Boy's Summer Basketball League champions. Tournament champions include: Varsity - Scott City, Junior Varsity - Jackson, Freshmen - Cape Stars, and Junior High - Scott City 8th Grade. Regular season league champions include: Varsity - Jackson, Junior Varsity - New Madrid Eagles, Freshmen - Hustlers, and Junior High - Scott City 8th Grade. Thanks to all teams that participated in the league...
Girl's Softball League Champions (07/27/11)
The Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department would like to congratulate all Girl's Softball League Champions. Playoff champions include: AA Division - Dr. Anne Heisserer, AAA Division - SEMO Aquatic Center, Majors Division - Balls 'N' Strikes. Regular season champions include: AA Division - Carns Financial, AAA Division - SEMO Aquatic Center, and Majors Division - Balls 'N' Strikes. Thank you to all Girl's Softball League participants and sponsors...
VBS Water Wonders @ First Baptist Cape (07/27/11)
Vacation Bible School with a SPLASH! Water Wonders VBS Monday, August 1 through Friday August 5. Time: 5:30 -- 7:30 pm. For ages 4 through completed 6th Grade. Water Wonders will be an exciting time of music, singing and action songs, activities, crafts, snacks and small group times with different topics to choose from. ...
ACS joins forces with Saint Francis Medical Center (07/27/11)
American Cancer Society joins forces with Saint Francis Medical Center The American Cancer Society is proud to announce Saint Francis Medical Center as this year's Presenting Sponsor for the upcoming A Cure for Cape Annual Cancer Gala to be held on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Plaza by Ray's in Cape Girardeau. ...
Blackwood Brothers in Concert (07/27/11)
Get down to the heart of gospel, July 29 by attending a live concert of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet at the Anna Arts Center in Anna, IL. This Friday night concert begins at 7pm and according to Joanne Blakley, President of the Anna Arts Center, the public is invited to attend...
Daisy enjoying a Saturday in the pool. (07/27/11)
Our precious Boston Terrier, Daisy, decided she needed to enjoy a hot Saturday afternoon in the pool with us last weekend!
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (07/27/11)
Faith is 4 months old. She is very sweet! Faith is available for adoption at The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
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