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Sikeston police prepare for rodeo (08/09/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Sikeston Public Safety Department is getting ready for the 59th annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. Officers will attend all four nights of the rodeo, which begins Wednesday, and will assist with Saturday's rodeo parade...
Reward offered in case of missing Bootheel girl (08/09/11)
SENATH, Mo. (AP) -- A total of $45,000 in reward money is being offered in the search for a 3-year-old Southeast Missouri girl missing since Saturday. The FBI is offering $25,000, and the Senath Marshal's office is offering $20,000 in the effort to find Breeann Rodriguez. She was riding a small bicycle with training wheels in front of her Senath home on Saturday when she went missing. Police say neighbors did not see anyone suspicious...
Hackers tap into 70 law enforcement websites, including Cape County sheriff (08/09/11)
The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department is among the more than 70 law enforcement agencies that were cyberattacked over the weekend by an infamous global group of computer hackers known as Anonymous.
Clay Waller's construction sites have been part of investigation, authorities say (08/09/11)
The fact that Clay Waller works in construction has not been lost on law enforcement officers, who said Monday that his job sites have been a part of the investigation since his wife's disappearance more than two months ago.
Smaller schools see varying results in raising MAP scores (08/09/11)
Small area school districts attempting to meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act are seeing varying results this year as the Missouri Assessment Program proficiency targets are higher now than ever before. Even though the bar has been set higher, some districts that failed to make adequate yearly progress last year prevailed this year...
Cape Girardeau County clerk proposes restructuring (08/09/11)
Cape Girardeau County Clerk Kara Clark Summers is looking at restructuring her department and making changes to the county's payroll process. Clark Summers gave the county commission a letter at Monday's meeting concerning the retirement of Judy Beussink, the clerk's office chief deputy and payroll clerk, who has been a county employee for 46 years. Beussink will retire in December...
Jobs bill unlikely this year, Sen. McCaskill says during Southeast Missouri tour (08/09/11)
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill visited what she called "ground zero in terms of job creation" during a tour of three Southeast Missouri companies Monday. The Democratic senator visited Sabreliner in Perry County, Procter & Gamble in Cape Girardeau County and Alan Wire Co. in Sikeston...
FBI joins search for missing Bootheel girl (08/09/11)
SENATH, Mo. -- The search continued Monday for a 3-year-old Southeast Missouri girl has been missing for two days.
Police seek charges against man injured in weekend Cape Girardeau shooting (08/09/11)
The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public Safety is working with the Cape Girardeau Police Department in seeking charges against a 20-year-old man who remains hospitalized after a shooting incident and car crash early Saturday morning...
Southeast Missouri task force gets $105K to fight Net crime (08/09/11)
The Missouri Department of Public Safety has awarded a grant to the Southeast Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force to help protect local children from online predators. The Southeast Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force in Poplar Bluff will receive $105,206 to continue its fight against Internet crime. ...
Benton, Mo., man charged with DWI after Cape Girardeau accident (08/09/11)
Police said a drunken driver was the cause of a three-vehicle crash Monday morning at Highway 74 and Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. Jared D. Stone, 33, of Benton, Mo., failed to stop at a red light at the intersection just before 10 a.m. Monday morning, said Cape Girardeau Police Officer Darin Hickey. Stone was later arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and running a red light...
Suspects accused of torching Lt. Gov. Kinder's car appear in court (08/09/11)
Two Cape Girardeau men suspected of stealing and setting fire to Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's campaign car were in court again Monday, with both resulting in court appearances scheduled for later dates. Adam D. Cromer, 20, had an arraignment set for Oct. 11, said his lawyer, Stephen Wilson. The other defendant, Jacob Shephard, 18, was given a continuance until Aug. 29 because he has two unrelated probation violation cases pending in Scott County, according to his lawyer, Scott Reynolds...
Trial date set for suspect in Cape Mart robbery (08/09/11)
A trial date has been set for a homeless 18-year-old man that Cape Girardeau police have connected to three June robberies, two of which took place at Cape Mart on North Fountain Street. Courtrel Walker was in court in front of Judge Benjamin Lewis on Monday, when a jury trial was set for Jan. ...
A bike lesson after the rain in Cape (08/09/11)
Jasten Pickel tries out his new bicycle, a gift from his parents, Jason and Jessica Pickel of Jonesboro, Ill., for his third birthday Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 at Arena Park. His father's work schedule was interrupted by rain earlier and with the forecast for more, the family decided to gather in Cape Girardeau for Jasten's first bike lesson...
Bidding on Cape Girardeau federal building extended again (08/09/11)
Bidding on the former federal building in Cape Girardeau was extended again Monday.. An offer of $525,000 was posted on Monday and currently stands as the high bid. The bid was submitted in the U.S. General Services Administration's online auction of the building, adding another 24-hour extension to the auction...
Sunday night storms blow down trees, take out power around Poplar Bluff (08/09/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Wind gusts up to 64 mph during a severe thunderstorm Sunday night blew tree limbs onto power lines, causing outages to more than 6,000 customers in parts of Southeast Missouri five counties. Power was knocked out to 600 customers in Poplar Bluff, said Bill Bach, general manager of Municipal Utilities in Poplar Bluff...
Dexter man arrested after weekend crash on U.S. 60 (08/09/11)
MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- Four people were injured in a three-car accident that led to one arrest on U.S. 60 on Saturday night. The accident occurred at 8:20 p.m. when a vehicle driven by Robert Stoner, 49, of Dexter, Mo., was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of U.S. 60, one mile west of Morehouse. Stoner's vehicle struck a vehicle driven by Orpal Crowe, 63, of Caruthersville, Mo., before striking another vehicle driven by Heather Gatewood, 27, of Sikeston, Mo...
British adventurer passes by Cape (08/09/11)
Dave Cornthwaite stands on his paddleboard along the Cape Girardeau riverfront Monday. Cornthwaite is a British adventurer, motivational speaker and author who is traveling the entire length of the Mississippi River aboard his stand-up paddleboard. The trip is the fourth part of his Expedition1000 project, in which he aims to complete a series of 25 journeys of at least 1,000 miles, each using a different mode of nonmotorized transport...
Another Missouri city passes pseudoephedrine restrictions (08/09/11)
CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Another Missouri city is requiring a prescription to purchase cold and allergy pills containing pseudoephedrine -- a key ingredient used to make methamphetamine. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the city council in Crystal City voted 5-2 Monday in favor of the measure...
Missouri Senate redistricting panel seeks to reach deal (08/09/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A special commission drawing new boundaries of Missouri state Senate districts is struggling to reach agreement ahead of a deadline next week. The panel of five Democrats and five Republicans met Monday in Jefferson City and adjourned without reaching a deal on a new map for the 34-member Senate...
Stocks swing wildly after statement from Fed (08/09/11)
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Federal Reserve spoke -- and financial markets swung wildly before rallying. The Dow rose nearly 200 points about an hour after the Fed's statement was released.
Politicians question S&P's judgment (08/09/11)
WASHINGTON -- The S&P downgrade was more of a statement on the toxic political landscape in Washington than a comment on the nation's ability to pay its bills. But S&P has its own checkered history. Just a few years ago, the company gave its top triple-A rating to some of the mortgage-backed securities that helped cause the recession...
Woman: Alleged Ohio killer of seven embroiled in estate dispute (08/09/11)
COPLEY, Ohio -- Police on Monday identified the man responsible for shooting and killing seven people in a rampage over the weekend in this small Ohio town, and a woman who knew him said he was an unpleasant, disliked person who was involved in an estate dispute...
States to get waivers on No Child tests (08/09/11)
The Obama administration unveiled plans Monday to give school districts a break from the stringent testing mandates in the No Child Left Behind Law, as long as they pursue other reform efforts. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said that President Barack Obama has authorized him to grant the waivers because Congress has failed to act on a long-overdue rewrite of the widely criticized law...
Fallen SEALs remembered as heroes (08/09/11)
Just three months after the nation lauded the anonymous Navy SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden, it is getting to know in poignant detail about their colleagues who died aboard a downed helicopter in Afghanistan. They came to the special forces from far-flung corners of the country -- some of them motivated by the 9/11 attacks that bin Laden masterminded. They were intensely patriotic and talented young men with a love of physical challenges and a passion for the high-risk job they chose...
Maryland mom who killed son agonized over school (08/09/11)
WASHINGTON -- Ben Barnhard finally had reason to be optimistic this summer: The 13-year-old shed more than 100 pounds at a rigorous weight-loss academy, a proud achievement for a boy who had endured classmates' taunts about his obesity and who had sought solace in the quiet of his bedroom, with his pet black cat and the intricate origami designs he created...
Dow Jones suffers 6th-worst one-day loss (08/09/11)
The stock market buckled Monday under the weight of a crisis in Europe and danger of recession at home. Reeling from a downgrade of American debt, the Dow Jones industrials plunged 634 points.
Wash. woman surprised to find she was listed as murder victim (08/09/11)
KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Cheri Schumann would like Kennewick High School's class of 1971 to know she is very much alive. A story in Saturday's Tri-City Herald about Kennewick High's reunion focused on seven classmates who were slain out of 80 who had died. Schumann -- now Cheri Taylor -- was included...
Obama seeks to reassure faith in American credit (08/09/11)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday dismissed an unprecedented downgrade in the nation's credit rating, insisting investors will stand by the United States even as stock markets plunged. Obama said Washington can fix its ills by showing more political will...
Crash highlights role of special forces (08/09/11)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The loss of dozens of elite American troops to a Taliban rocket-propelled grenade is a window on the war to come -- focused increasingly on the type of special operations the troops were pursuing when their helicopter crashed...
Syrian defense minister is replaced amid crackdown (08/09/11)
BEIRUT -- Syrian President Bashar Assad replaced his defense minister Monday with the army chief of staff in the midst of a brutal military crackdown on a 5-month-old uprising, the state-run news agency said. Gen. Ali Habib, the country's defense minister since 2009, was removed from his post because of health problems, the SANA report said, but some analysts said the general was unhappy with the crackdown...
Riots spread through U.K. cities (08/09/11)
LONDON -- A chaotic wave of violence and looting raged across London and spread to three other major British cities early today, as authorities struggled to contain the country's worst unrest since race riots set the capital ablaze in the 1980s...
Southeast Missouri State football team returns experience at linebacker (08/09/11)
The Southeast Missouri State football team lost talent at most positions from last season, linebacker included. But the way the Redhawks rotated their linebackers a year ago makes that group among their most experienced and well-stocked units for 2011...
Southeast Missouri State gymnasts land title of 2011 academic national champion (08/09/11)
The Redhawks' 3.91 GPA earned the 2011 academic national championship
Adding a little fat gives salmon a lot of flavor (08/09/11)
Though relatively high in fat -- especially compared to most white fish -- salmon is a great choice for a healthy diet. That's because salmon's fats fall mostly in the good-for-your-heart unsaturated category. Which is a happy coincidence, because that fat happens to be key to salmon's moist texture and rich, indulgent flavor. It also makes it a breeze to cook. The oils in salmon make it hard to overcook and dry out...
Pediatricians: Sports in hot weather OK with precautions (08/09/11)
CHICAGO -- Playing sports in hot, steamy weather is safe for healthy children and teen athletes, so long as precautions are taken and the drive to win doesn't trump common sense, the nation's largest pediatricians group says. New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics arrive just as school sports ramp up in sultry August temperatures. ...
Study finds healthy eating means paying more at store (08/09/11)
SEATTLE -- A healthy diet is expensive and could make it difficult for Americans to meet new U.S. nutritional guidelines, according to a study published Thursday that says the government should do more to help consumers eat healthier. An update of what used to be known as a food pyramid in 2010 had called on Americans to eat more foods containing potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin D and calcium. ...
Loretta Lynn forced to cancel dates due to knee surgery (08/09/11)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Loretta Lynn has been sidelined by knee surgery. A statement said the country music icon will cancel dates through a Sept. 3 show at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. She is scheduled to undergo reconstructive knee surgery and needs time to recover. Lynn said in the statement she's "sad" to cancel the shows, "but they tell me I've just got to stay off this knee for a while."...
Larry Mueller (08/09/11)
Larry W. Mueller, 49, of Jackson died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at his home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Donny Ford officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park...
James Modglin (08/09/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- James L. Modglin, 88, of Anna died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at St. Sophia Health and Rehab Center in Florissant, Mo. He served 27 years in the U.S. Navy. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Jonesboro Cemetery, with the VFW chaplain officiating. Military honors will be conducted by Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455 of Anna and Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors Team of Marion...
Elvera Campbell (08/09/11)
Elvera L. Campbell, 85, of Conroe, Texas, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, July 25, 2011, at Good Day Assisted Living Home in Conroe. She was born Sept. 2, 1925, in Oran, Mo., to Frank J. and Anna Halter LeGrand. She and Walter Greaser were married Nov. 28, 1946, at Oran. He preceded her in death Sept. 2, 1965. She then married George Campbell April 24, 1986, in Cape Girardeau. He also preceded her in death...
Jane Morrill (08/09/11)
Jane A. Morrill, 56, passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. She was born March 3, 1955, at St. Joseph, Mo., to William K. and Gladys C. Hartmann Wedekind. Jane lived in numerous locations throughout Missouri, touching the lives of those around her wherever she went. ...
Floyd Wagoner (08/09/11)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Floyd Wagoner, 79, of Colorado Springs succumbed to his courageous nine-year battle with cancer Saturday, July 23, 2011. He was born Dec. 30, 1931, in Painton, Mo., to the late Louis and Viola McGuinnes Wagoner. Floyd served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict...
Robert Zoellner (08/09/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Robert L. Zoellner, 69, of Perryville died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 11, 1941, in Biehle, Mo., son of Henry and Emma Schumer Zoellner. He and Betty L. Behrle were married Aug. 5, 1967...
Births 8/9/11 (08/09/11)
Daughter to Frank J. and Louisea Jo Dietiker of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Hospital, 9:32 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011. Name, Lydia Rhea. Weight, 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Mrs. Dietiker is the daughter of Roger and Jane Raines and Joe and Terri Prost of Cape Girardeau. She is a registered nurse in PACU at Southeast. Dietiker is the son of Frank and Pat Dietiker of Cape Girardeau. He is a partner with Stanley, Dirnberger, Hopper and Associates CPA firm...
Jackson police and fire report 8/9/11 (08/09/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls on Saturday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/9/11 (08/09/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 8/9/11 (08/09/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Out of the past 8/9/11 (08/09/11)
Encouraging students to become actively involved in life following graduation, Dr. Joseph H. Low Jr. addressed graduates of the 1986 summer commencement at Southeast Missouri State University last night; Low is a professor of speech and theater at the university...
Latest from Scott City; a message from my grandson (08/09/11)
Finally I have found the time to sit down and try to write this column. I have put off the Missourian for several weeks and feel bad about doing so, but work, family and city business have not left me with much free time. It seems to me that a balanced budget and a controlled debt limit are achievable at any level of government. ...
Qualifying event (08/09/11)
Last week 77 golfers from eight states and Canada participated in an U.S. Amateur qualifying tournament at Dalhousie Golf Club. The field of golfers, which included several from Southeast Missouri, were vying to finish in the top three positions to qualify for the U.S. Amateur taking place Aug. 22 to 28 at Erin Hills, a public course in Wisconsin...
Short-term fix to long-term problem (08/09/11)
Yes, the president and the Congress averted default this time, but next time they will not and next time will arrive sooner than you think. The reason for this calamitous situation is that the long-term debt problem has not been addressed. The problem addressed was the short-term deficit. It was addressed by providing more money that we don't have to get us to early 2013 and shortly thereafter. The real problems of lack of resources and excessive entitlements were not confronted...
Speak Out 8/9/11 (08/09/11)
THIS is about Esicar's meat store. It caught on fire in the spring and I was told it was going to reopen. Would someone please let me know if it's going to reopen, because I bought my mother and my father a $40 gift certificate for Christmas. We have tried several times to get a hold of the people, having called the number on the side of the building. ...
Prayer 8/9/11 (08/09/11)
O Lord, may we devote ourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. Amen.
Jackson Art Group Holds August "Second Saturday" (08/09/11)
Jackson Art Group holds August "Second Saturday" Photographer Gila Todd will be the Jackson Art Group's featured artist for the month of August at the Steck House Gallery, 210 E. Washington St., Jackson. Visit Gila Todd's website and then see her work in person at the Steck House Gallery. The artist's reception is August 13th--the second Saturday in August, from 10 am to 5 pm...
Smiles for Joplin (08/09/11)
Autumn McMahn of Wolf Lake made bracelets and sold them to raise money for American Red Cross relief efforts for Joplin. Autumn you rock!
4-H Members Go To Washington, DC (08/09/11)
4-H members from Bollinger, Cape Girardeau and Perry Counties recently attended the 2011 4-H Citizenship Trip at the National 4-H Center in Washington, DC. This was the largest group ever to participate in this trip from the Southeast Region. Front row: Corvin Schoen, Bridgett Schumer, Amanda Lappe, Morgan Bangert, Faith Revelle, Ryan Schumer...
Tracker Celebrates his 11th Birthday! (08/09/11)
The Southeast Missourian Jr.'s beloved mascot, Tracker, celebrated his 11th birthday at Discovery Playhouse on Friday, August 5th. Tracker would like to thank everyone who come out and brought a donation for "Treats for Tracker's Friends".
Looking for former Smelterville residents (08/09/11)
I'm trying to locate people I photographed in Smelterville in 1967 for a project I'm working on. http://www.capecentralhigh.com/cape-photos/people/smelterville-1967-where-are-they/ Do you recognize any of these folks and / or know where they are today?...
The Audacity of a Monday Morning Sunrise (08/09/11)
Six AM on a Monday morning, audacious skies over the Mississippi.
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