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Stories from Sunday, August 14, 2011

Waller search postponed until today (08/14/11)
Citing weather concerns, the group organizing Saturday's search for Jacque Waller has postponed the search until today. The weather forecast for Saturday called for scattered thunderstorms, and organizers say now the search will be today. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Rhodes 101 convenience store in Fruitland, Mo., at 8 a.m...
Southeast expects a record number of campus residents this semester (08/14/11)
After 16 hours on a plane from China and two more on a shuttle from the St. Louis airport, Tisu zu Zhu looked relieved Saturday to see his new room in Dearmont Hall on the Southeast Missouri State University campus. "My arm is burning," he said, as he dragged his final suitcase into place beside his bed...
Special Olympics athletes relax and socialize (08/14/11)
Whether it's on the softball diamond, the tennis court or the golf course, the athletes gathered in Cape Girardeau this weekend for the Special Olympics Missouri 2011 State Outdoor Championships are here for the competition. But the emotional and social benefits that Special Olympics offers are an important part of the mission of the organization...
Cape Girardeau considers utility assistance program (08/14/11)
When Michelle Dixon opened her utility bill this month, she glanced at the bottom line. Then she looked again, this time a bit longer. "It had jumped way up," said the Cape Girardeau resident. "I couldn't believe it." The bill had increased by $25 to more than $200, an increase that could cost her family an additional $300 a year. That's way too much, Dixon said, especially considering that she lives on a fixed income...
Bids in federal building auction top $600,000 (08/14/11)
The bidding war for the former federal building in Cape Girardeau continued Friday, with the highest bid now sitting at $605,000. That amount is up from Thursday's bid of $585,000, with two of the four bidders jockeying for the top spot and extending the auction with last-minute offers for more than a week...
Perryville man wins $250K playing lottery's Mega Millions (08/14/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mark Schaaf, 59, of Perryville, matched all five white-ball numbers in the Mega Millions drawing Aug. 5, claiming the second-level prize of $250,000, according to a Missouri Lottery news release. "You just never know," said Schaaf. "You can't win if you don't play."...
Scott County mourns loss of recorder of deeds (08/14/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County Recorder Tom Dirnberger didn't mind coming into the office on a Saturday to issue a marriage license to newlyweds who had forgotten they needed one for their big day. During the holidays, he'd stay in the office so his staff could go enjoy Christmas lunch with the other county workers. Keeping the doors open was always a point of pride for Dirnberger...
Cape Girardeau women receive state awards for downtown revitalization (08/14/11)
Two Cape Girardeau women received state awards for their downtown revitalization efforts at the Missouri Main Street Conference.
Neighbor charged with murder in connection with girl's disappearance (08/14/11)
SENATH, Mo. -- A neighbor of a 3-year-old girl missing from Senath since Aug. 6 has been arrested and charged with her murder while multiple law enforcement agencies continue to search for her body in rural Dunklin County. According to the Daily Dunklin Democrat, Shawn Morgan, 43, has been charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and tampering with physical evidence in connection with the disappearance of Breeann Rodriguez...
Federal, state disaster aid tops $17M in Illinois (08/14/11)
Federal and state grants and loans for disaster assistance for Southern Illinois residents recovering from severe storms and flooding total more than $17 million, according to a news release from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Alexander County had significantly more applications for assistance than any other Southern Illinois county with 1,230 people filing for aid...
Friday morning fire damages vacant home (08/14/11)
A fire severely damaged a home Friday morning on South Hanover Street in Cape Girardeau. According to a Cape Girardeau Fire Department news release, the vacant home at 128 S. Hanover St. received about $85,000 worth of damage when fire ripped through the house. ...
Trial date set for Jackson man accused of molesting teen (08/14/11)
A Jackson man will be tried in November on two counts of statutory sodomy with an underage girl. A trial date of Nov. 29 was set Friday for Kenneth G. Higgins, 47, before Judge Ben Lewis. A pretrial conference will be held Nov. 14. Higgins was arrested in 2010 on two counts of statutory sodomy for allegedly having deviate sexual intercourse with a girl less than 14 years old...
Athlete plays several sports (08/14/11)
Name: Eric Sanders Age: 25 Hometown: Cape Girardeau Parents: Kathy Shepard Years in Special Olympics: 11 Team and position: Eric is a backup pitcher for the Cape Tornadoes softball team. Other sports played: He enjoys basketball, bocce and bowling...
Special Olympian won gold medal in Athens (08/14/11)
Editor's note: These are the third installment in a series of profiles of athletes who will participate among hundreds of others in the Special Olympics state Outdoor Championships through today in Cape Girardeau. Name: Kizzy Dutton...
U.S. 60 reduced for bridge replacement (08/14/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Construction is underway to replace two bridges on eastbound U.S. 60 in Stoddard County. Work to replace a third bridge near the Stoddard/New Madrid county line on westbound U.S. 60 will begin Aug. 22, weather permitting. As bridge replacement is underway, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Highway 51 to U.S. ...
I-57 Mississippi River bridge to be closed (08/14/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the Interstate 57 bridge at Cairo, Ill., will be closed for repairs. Beginning Tuesday, the bridge over the Mississippi River connecting Missouri and Illinois will be closed to north- and southbound traffic. ...
Dobbins receives alumni award from Kent State University (08/14/11)
Southeast Missouri State University president Dr. Ken Dobbins has received special recognition from Kent State University in Ohio. Dobbins has been selected as a 2011 Alumni Leadership Award recipient for Kent State University's College of Education, Health and Human Services second annual Hall of Fame Awards...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (08/14/11)
City hall 401 Independence St. Study session, 5 p.m. Monday Meeting, 7 p.m. Monday Items for discussion Public hearings Consent agenda New ordinances Appointments Other business...
Obama wants voters to let Congress know their frustration over infighting (08/14/11)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says people are frustrated by the partisanship that has gridlocked Washington and he wants them to tell lawmakers they must compromise for the sake of the country. The president used his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday to try to position himself on the side of the public and against a Congress with abysmal approval ratings after the fight over increasing the nation's borrowing limit...
Texas governor joins 2012 GOP race (08/14/11)
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry officially joined the Republican presidential race Saturday with a promise to reduce the role of the federal government, saying his goal as president would be to make Washington "as inconsequential in your lives as I can." The Texan cast himself as a Washington outsider who would restore fiscal responsibility at home and U.S. "exceptionalism" in the world...
Bachmann wins GOP 2012 test vote (08/14/11)
AMES, Iowa -- Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann won a test vote of Iowans on Saturday, a show of popularity and organizational strength for the tea party favorite five months before the state's caucuses kick off the GOP presidential nominating season...
Maryland man held in Aruba traveling companion's death had a troubled past (08/14/11)
GAITHERSBURG, Md. -- The man authorities suspect was involved in the death of his travel companion while visiting Aruba courted other women with his blue-green eyes, offers of cruises and vacations, and his $1.3 million stone mansion. But Gary V. Giordano's ex-romantic interests say the allure was only surface-deep...
Appeals court strikes health insurance requirement (08/14/11)
ATLANTA -- A federal appeals panel's ruling striking down the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul moves the question of whether Americans can be required to buy health insurance a step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court. A divided three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that Congress overstepped its authority when lawmakers passed the so-called individual mandate, the first such decision by a federal appeals court. ...
Shoppers lift economy during May, June, July (08/14/11)
WASHINGTON -- The economy might not be on the brink of another recession after all. Consumers, who drive most economic growth, spent more on cars, furniture, electronics and other goods in July -- and more in May and June than previously thought. That burst of activity is encouraging because it shows many Americans were willing to spend despite high unemployment, scant pay raises, steep gas prices and diminished wealth...
Dow finishes wild week with gains (08/14/11)
NEW YORK -- The wildest week on Wall Street since the financial crisis in 2008 ended with a second day of gains. The Dow Jones industrial average finished Friday with a gain of 125 points. Most other times it would have been a fairly big day. By this week's standards, it was a sleeper. Friday capped a week when the blue-chip index had four 400-point swings in a row for the first time in its 115-year history...
Germans mark wall's 50th anniversary (08/14/11)
BERLIN -- The Berlin Wall's construction 50 years ago must be a constant reminder to citizens today to stand up for freedom and democracy, the city's mayor said Saturday as a united Germany commemorated the bitter anniversary. Seeing Berlin divided by the wall tore apart the country as well as separated the city's streets, neighbors and families, mayor Klaus Wowereit said at a televised ceremony...
Fidel Castro turns 85; retired, he's still a force in Cuba (08/14/11)
HAVANA -- Revolutionary icon Fidel Castro marked his 85th birthday behind closed doors Saturday as the aging leader famous for railing against Washington increasingly fades from the spotlight -- even if his outsize persona continues to cast a long shadow over Cuban society and U.S. relations...
Using bed sheets, five prisoners escape from Lebanese jail (08/14/11)
BEIRUT -- Five prisoners escaped a high-security Lebanese prison Saturday by scaling down the building's walls with bed sheets before mixing with visiting relatives and walking out of the compound with them, the interior minister said. The minister, Marwan Charbel, blamed the escape from the Roumeih prison east of Beirut on "the pure negligence" of the guards and demanded that officers who were in charge when the jail break took place be punished...
Amid heavy clashes, Libyan rebels enter key city closer to capital (08/14/11)
BIR SHAEB, Libya -- Libyan rebels fought their way into the strategic city of Zawiya west of Tripoli on Saturday in their most significant advance in months, battling snipers on rooftops and heavy shelling from Moammar Gadhafi's forces holding the city...
Gunmen abduct U.S. man in Pakistani raid (08/14/11)
LAHORE, Pakistan -- Gunmen kidnapped an American development expert after tricking his guards and breaking into his house in Pakistan on Saturday, a brazen raid that alarmed aid workers, diplomats and other foreigners who already tread carefully in this country rife with Islamic militancy and anti-U.S. sentiment...
British police charge 2 in killings during London riots (08/14/11)
LONDON -- A man and teenager were charged Saturday with the murder of three men in a hit-and-run attack during riots in the English city of Birmingham, the deadliest attack during the past week's street unrest in Britain. Both males will be arraigned this morning at Birmingham Magistrates Court on three counts each of murder, police said...
Southeast Missouri State football team's offense shines early in first scrimmage (08/14/11)
The offense dominated the defense in the early going during Southeast Missouri State's first scrimmage of preseason camp.
Missouri football team's' depth a plus after high-profile departures (08/14/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri lost a pair of top 10 NFL draft picks in April, one on each side of the ball. Yet both offense and defense appear every bit as strong as last year. James Franklin was impressive in several cameos last season as the backup to quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who's opening the preseason as the Jacksonville Jaguars' starting quarterback. ...
Scott wins second gold medal at meet (08/14/11)
Cape Girardeau's Susan Beth Scott won her second gold medal at the Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships in Edmonton, Alberta. Scott was part of the victorious 400 medley relay, joining Anna Eames, Jessica Long and Mallory Weggemann. Scott then took silver in the 100 freestyle with a personal-best time of 1 minute, 1.62 seconds. She added bronze medals in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke...
Rams thump Colts in preseason opener (08/14/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Josh McDaniels' debut as St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator was a big success, while the Indianapolis Colts got a reminder just how much Peyton Manning means to the franchise. Sam Bradford produced 17 points in four possessions with big help from a defense that jumped on Manning's backups for a pair of early interceptions to help the Rams open the preseason with a 33-10 victory Saturday night...
Gonzalez, Rockies overpower Cardinals (08/14/11)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis left-hander Jaime Garcia would be happy if he never saw the Colorado Rockies again. Garcia gave up five runs on six hits Saturday as the visiting Rockies rolled to a 6-1 win. Garcia surrendered a career-high 11 earned runs in a 15-4 loss at Colorado on May 28. He is 0-2 with a 17.28 ERA in two starts against Colorado this season...
Battlefield Missouri: 1864 was a busy year for the Show Me State as it warred with the Union (08/14/11)
Editor's note: The following is the second in a series about Missouri and its involvement in the Civil War, which began in April 1861. The third part of the Civil War series will visit central Missouri to see "Civil War Missouri: A House Dividing" at the Missouri State Museum and site of the First Battle of Boonville. Look for it and the remaining entries in Good Times each week....
Home sweet homeschooling (08/14/11)
The big rap against homeschooled kids seems to be that they aren't "socialized." I asked a longtime member of a big-city school board about homeschooling, and he shook his head and rolled his eyes. "Those kids are nothing but problems," he said. "They're not socialized. ...
Time-saving tips for preparing healthy family meals (08/14/11)
Keeping up with busy schedules and making nutrition a priority is a challenge many families face year after year. For those families that are time-crunched, there are plenty of ready-to-use or quick-use products to substitute in recipes to save time. Uncle Ben's Ready Rice products are Ready to eat in just 90 seconds, they can be enjoyed as part of a balanced meal plan with zero grams trans fat and zero saturated fat...
Try each day to make a difference (08/14/11)
The crayons, notebooks, paper and hand sanitizers are neatly tucked into the backpacks waiting to be unleashed upon the unsuspecting new school year. Every last moment of the final few days of summer freedom are being drained dry. To the chagrin of many students and the joy of some parents, school is soon to be back in session. Bring on those pencils, bring on those books bring on those teachers and their dirty looks...
Believe, and you can do it (08/14/11)
"I can't do," said the young boy. Eight-year-old Sam was entering swimming lessons at level three for the second time. He was unable to complete all the requirements the year before. This season, due to a shortage of students in his grade he had to enter a group of fourth and fifth level swimmers. As Sam struggled to swim across the pool in 10 to 13 feet of water, I called from the sidelines. "Come on Sam, you can do it."...
Awards 8-14-11 (08/14/11)
The Louis K. Juden Post 63 American Legion baseball coaches were given special recognition at the District 14 quarterly meeting at Post 63 in Cape Girardeau on Aug. 7. Cape Legion Post 63 Junior coach Jacob May led his team to a district AA championship and played host to the AA Zone Tournament. ...
Pet of the week 8-14-11 (08/14/11)
Pet name: Dozer Owner: Kelsey Welch Favorite activity: Looking for trouble. ...
Adopt Bubblegum (08/14/11)
Bubblegum is a 10-week-old playful kitten. Bubblegum and her many kitten friends are available for adoption. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Adopt JoJo (08/14/11)
JoJo is a 2-year-old beagle mix. She is already spayed. She is available for adoption. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837. ...
FYI 8-14-11 (08/14/11)
On Saturday, the Friends of Cape Girardeau Public Library will sponsor a "friendraising event" from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center in Cape Girardeau. Everyone is invited to come and wind down the summer season and celebrate the start of the school year with the library's friend organization. ...
Bracelets for money to help Red Cross (08/14/11)
Autumn McMahn of Wolf Lake, Mo., made bracelets and sold them to raise money for American Red Cross relief efforts for Joplin, Mo.
Kiwanis Club donates $2,100 toward Melaina's Magical Playground (08/14/11)
Members of the Cape Girardeau Kiwanis Club presented checks for $2,100 to Jeff Cunningham to be used toward the construction of Melaina's Magical playground in Cape Girardeau. The playground was inspired by Melaina, daughter of Jeff and Andrea Cunningham. ...
Pitching in for the community (08/14/11)
In June, Cape Girardeau resident Karen Cox and members of the church she attends traveled to Joplin, Mo., to volunteer and help with disaster relief efforts. "Several of the men and women that went had full- time jobs in which they asked those they worked for if they could be sponsored," Cox said. ...
Call of God (08/14/11)
Pastor Zack Strong started his ministry at Christ Church of the Heartland, 720 Bertling St. in Cape Girardeau, 14 years ago. During that time, the Paducah, Ky., said his greatest achievement has been making an impact on the lives of his church members by sharing the word of God...
A little blue heron looks for its food (08/14/11)
The little blue heron is similar in many ways to the better known great blue heron. Both are native birds with long legs and long necks. The little blue heron I show here is an adult of breeding age evidenced by the purple head and neck and dark legs...
David Hutchison (08/14/11)
PEORIA, Ill. -- David Hutchison, 82, of Peoria, formerly of Tamms, Ill., died Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at his home. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery...
Paul Essner (08/14/11)
KELSO, Mo. — Paul Essner, 80, of Kelso, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Chapel in Scott City.
Norma Cook (08/14/11)
MORLEY, Mo. — Norma J. Cook died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Chapel in Oran, Mo.
Margaret Young (08/14/11)
MOUNT AIRY, Md. -- Margaret M. Young, 89, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at the Kline Hospice House in Mount Airy. She was born Jan. 28, 1922, at Cape Girardeau to William D. and Hilda Philipps Masters. She was the wife of the late James W. Young...
Dellie Price (08/14/11)
Dellie Elizabeth Price, 83, of Jackson died Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Dec. 16, 1927, in Senath, Mo., to Peter R. and Amanda Elizabeth Farrell Lane. She and James Owen Price were married Sept. 1, 1945, at Kennett, Mo. He preceded her in death July 26, 1976...
Births 8/14/11 (08/14/11)
Daughter to Kevin Ray Craft and Carol Christina Grebe of Jackson, Southeast Hospital, 12:13 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2011. Name, Lilly Mae. Weight, 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Grebe is the daughter of Angie Coomer and Joe Krigger of Marble Hill, Mo., and Chris Grebe of Jackson. Craft is the son of Betty Lampe of Jackson and Matt Craft of Arab, Mo. He is employed by the city of Cape Girardeau...
Schaefer - Mumiukha (08/14/11)
Kristin Jane Schaefer and Francis Mumelo W. Mumiukha were married Jan. 1, 2011, at St. Augustine Church in Kelso, Mo. The Rev. Oliver Clavin and the Rev. Kizito performed the ceremony. Organist was Betty Ressel and soloist was Renee Reinagel, both of Kelso...
Shirrell - Roop (08/14/11)
Kristin Brooke Shirrell and Jared Franklin Roop were married Aug. 7, 2010, at Bethel Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Phil Roop performed the ceremony. Pianist was Heather Sneed and soloist was Molli Young, both of Cape Girardeau. Parents of the couple are Clayton and Sherri Shirrell and Phil and Denise Roop, all of Cape Girardeau...
Birk - Gaines (08/14/11)
Heather Diane Birk and Bradley Wayne Gaines exchanged vows June 11, 2011, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jackson. The Rev. Mark Boettcher performed the ceremony. Organist and pianist was Wanda Aufdenberg of Jackson, cousin of the bride. Soloist was Erika Beasley of Cape Girardeau...
Lorenz - Heise (08/14/11)
Lynda Sue Lorenz and Carl Franklin Heise were married June 11, 2011, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church. The Rev. Mark Martin performed the ceremony. Pianist was Susan Ahrens. The bride is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.D. King. The groom is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Heise...
Crabtree - Essner (08/14/11)
Gayla Crabtree of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of her daughter, Tabatha Ann Crabtree, to Wayne Thomas Essner. He is the son of Ralph and Donna Essner of Kelso, Mo. Crabtree is also the daughter of the late Michael Crabtree. Crabtree is a graduate of Scott City High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Cargill in Sikeston, Mo...
Holloway - Raney (08/14/11)
Ronald and Paula Throop of Kelso, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Holloway, to Craig Raney, both of Jackson. He is the son of Robert and Rebecca Raney of Mt. Vernon, Ill. Holloway is a 2002 graduate of Scott City High School. She received a bachelor's degree in secondary English education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005, and a master's in secondary education from Southeast in 2008. ...
Meyer - Reagan (08/14/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dale and Lisa Meyer of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Chantelle Renee Meyer, to Derik Ivan Reagan. He is the son of Mike and Cathy Reagan of Patton, Mo., and Joseph and Melissa Chacon of Albuquerque, N.M...
McCuan - schlichting (08/14/11)
Richard and Kathy McCuan of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin McCuan, to Brian Schlichting. He is the son of Roger and Christine Schlichting of Frohna, Mo. McCuan is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and is taking courses through American Institute of Banking to earn a bank marketing degree. She is employed at the Bank of Missouri...
Wherley - Koenig (08/14/11)
Jim and Kristin Wherley of Ozark, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Wherley, to Andrew Koenig. He is the son of Larry and Tammie Koenig of Jackson. Wherley is a 2008 graduate of Ozark High School. She expects to receive a degree in magazine journalism and sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2012...
Hurst - 50 years (08/14/11)
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Hurst Sr. of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner and reception July 9, 2011, at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Jackson. Hosts were their children and grandchildren. Hurst and Barbara Butler were married July 2, 1961, at First Baptist Church, by the Rev. Rex Henderson...
Dew - 45 Years (08/14/11)
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dew of Clarksville, Mo., celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary with a dinner Aug. 13, 2011, in Clarksville. Hosts were their daughters. Dew and Judy Burmeister were married Aug. 13, 1966, in Evanston, Ill. The couple shared a lifelong dedication to the teaching profession...
Vandeven - 50 Years (08/14/11)
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Vandeven of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner Aug. 13, 2011, at Port Cape. Hosts were their children, Sandy (Jon) Hinton of Cape Girardeau, Jeff (Debbi) Vandeven of Parkville, Mo., and Angie Vandeven of Overland Park, Kan...
Moore - 50 years (08/14/11)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Moore of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner and reception Aug. 5, 2011, at My Daddy's Cheesecake. Hosts were their children. Moore and Mary Ann Marberry were married Aug. 6, 1961, at First Assembly of God Church in Cape Girardeau, by the Rev. James Standifer...
Giles - 50 Years (08/14/11)
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Giles of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a second wedding trip to Paducah, Ky., and a family dinner Aug. 12, 2011. Giles and Gail Anderson were married Aug. 12, 1961, at First Christian Church in Cape Girardeau...
Roberts - 45 Years (08/14/11)
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Roberts of Jackson are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary with a family dinner today. Hosts are their children. Roberts and Bonnie Dill were married Aug. 14, 1966, at First Baptist Church in LaGrange, Mo., by the Rev. Mason. Linda Dill Brooks was matron of honor, and bridesmaids were Linda Stice and Connie Ware. Best man was Harold "Smoot" Roberts...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/14/11 (08/14/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police and fire report 8/14/11 (08/14/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 8/14/11 (08/14/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Out of the past 8/14/11 (08/14/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- Democratic Sen. John Dennis has announced he plans to seek a fourth term in 1988 after hinting two years ago he would not seek re-election. Country singer Merle Haggard has canceled his Sept. 11 performances at the SEMO District Fair along with his other scheduled appearances this season because of health problems; replacing him at the fair here will be country musician and singer Roy Clark...
School menus for Aug. 15-19 (08/14/11)
THURSDAY--Chicken nuggets or turkey & cheese on bun, vegetable blend with cheese, mixed fruit cup, pudding variety. FRIDAY--Cheese or pepperoni pizza slice or turkey & cheese on bun, green beans, peaches, chocolate fudge bar. WEDNESDAY--Dismiss at 11 a.m.; no lunch served...
Forever grateful (08/14/11)
Last Saturday morning 30 Americans were killed in eastern Afghanistan when insurgents shot down a U.S. military helicopter. The crash brought the death toll of coalition troops in Afghanistan to 365 for the year and 42 this month. Among those killed Saturday were 22 Navy SEALs belonging to the same unit, though not part of the team, which killed Osama bin Laden a few months ago. ...
Speak Out 8/14/11 (08/14/11)
WE should be a nation in mourning for the loss of our Navy SEALs and 30 of our brightest and bravest patriots that reminded us of the horrific cost of war, both to our nation and much more to the families of those lost. Should we not fly our flags at half staff every time we lose one of our protectors of freedom? Our respect is the least we can give...
Prayer 8/14/11 (08/14/11)
Thank you, O God, for being our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Amen.
Annabelle (08/14/11)
Taking time to smell the flowers.
Butterfly on sunflower (08/14/11)
Butterfly on a sunflower in my son's garden
Feeder Stand Off (08/14/11)
This Downy Woodpecker had been playing around on our stair railing for days and then all of sudden got thirsty and decided to share some Hummingbird syrup. They're actually looking at each other as if to say "What are YOU doing here?"
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