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Stories from Sunday, August 21, 2011

Gerau returning to Jackson Chamber of Commerce (08/21/11)
Less than a month after leaving his post as executive director of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, Brian Gerau has his old job back.
Along with everyone else, Waller triplets awaiting answers (08/21/11)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- It's a sunny, late-summer morning and the 5-year-old Waller triplets are goofing off. Addison, the high-spirited redhead, is riding her bike outside. Avery, the blond who likes to dance and wear sunglasses, is offering a quick tour of the room she shares with her sister, annoying her aunt with the music cranked up...
TV host and car lovers join to support MDA at Arena Park (08/21/11)
Television personality Rick Bacon appeared at Saturday's car show fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Bacon, host of the popular Spike TV show "MuscleCar," painted and auctioned several items at the Arena Park show, which was organized by Cars for Kids, an organization of classic car and truck enthusiasts. Members of the organization use their passion as a means to raise money to help children in need...
Cape School District to consider construction consultant (08/21/11)
The Cape Girardeau School Board will hear a proposal to create a position within the district for a construction management consultant and owner representative during Monday night's meeting. Superintendent Dr. James Welker and administrative services director Neil Glass will propose the board hire Keith Fairchild, a former project manager for McCarthy Building Cos., the company that is overseeing the district's ongoing $40 million school improvement building plan...
Former Carter County sheriff indicted on federal weapons charges (08/21/11)
Former Carter County sheriff Tommy Adams will face federal charges in addition to state charges for alleged drug activity while he was still sheriff. Adams, 31, and former deputy Steffanie M. Kearbey, 23, were both indicted Thursday on federal weapons charges by a grand jury in Cape Girardeau, according to a news release from the federal prosecutor's office. ...
Emerson visits local bee farm on agriculture tour (08/21/11)
Surrounded by buzzing bees and wearing a veiled hat, Rep. Jo Ann Emerson got a close look into the business of bringing up bees in Jackson as part of her annual agriculture tour Friday.
Missouri prison worker dies from apparent electrical shock (08/21/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A maintenance supervisor at the prison in Charleston, Mo., has died after an apparent electrical shock in the food service area of the prison. The Missouri Department of Corrections says 39-year-old Michael Walker died Friday morning at a hospital after he was shocked at the Southeast Correctional Center. An investigation continues. A Corrections Department spokesman declined further comment...
Sikeston man accused of raping 5-year-old girl (08/21/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston man remains in custody for the reported rape of a 5 year old. Gabriel Dron Mitchell, 20, is charged with first-degree statutory rape, sexual intercourse with a child less than 14 years of age. He is being held in the Scott County Jail in lieu of a $150,000 cash-only bond...
Local school districts report opening enrollment numbers (08/21/11)
First day enrollment numbers at area schools show a slight variation from last year. According to the Cape Girardeau School District superintendent's office, 4,060 students in kindergarten through 12th grade attended classes on the first official day of the school year Thursday. The number is down from 4,100 students last year...
Gov. Nixon appoints senior deputy in recorder's office as new Scott County Recorder of Deeds (08/21/11)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Scott County's senior deputy clerk, Tara L. Mason, of Scott City, as the new Recorder of Deeds for Scott County, according to a news release issued by the governor's office. Mason will fill the vacancy created by the death last week of Recorder Thomas Dirnberger...
Three Rivers College enrollment up 12.5 percent over previous fall semester (08/21/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three Rivers College for the first time in its history began the fall semester with more than 4,000 students enrolled. Classes resumed Monday with 4,199 students, a more than 12.5 percent increase over the previous fall. It comes with a nearly 15 percent increase in credit hours taken, to 46,303...
Cairo man sentenced for role in nightclub shooting (08/21/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- A Cairo man will serve three years in prison for his role in a fatal shooting outside a nightclub in 2010. Melvin Hadley, 28, was sentenced Thursday in an Alexander County courtroom by Judge Mark Clarke. Hadley faced up to five years in prison for shooting Jeserick Pilgram of Mounds, Ill., outside Mary J's Lounge on July 1, 2010. ...
I-57 bridge at Cairo reopens (08/21/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The Interstate 57 bridge spanning the Mississippi River between Cairo and Charleston, Mo., reopened to traffic at midnight on Thursday. The bridge was closed for three days to allow contractors to make necessary repairs. During its closure, many motorists were forced to drive far out of the way to get between Missouri and Illinois, due to the closure of the Mississippi River bridge on U.S. 60/62 at Cairo...
24th annual Hutson auction held at River Campus (08/21/11)
Bill and Marian Green of Cape Girardeau look over the silent auction items for the 24th annual Charles L. Hutson Auction on Saturday at the River Campus. The fundraiser for Old Town Cape was sponsored by Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. and Southeast Missouri State University...
Club news 8/21/11 (08/21/11)
The Capaha Scottish Rite Women's Club met Aug. 8 at Delmonico's in Jackson. Games and fellowship were enjoyed by all. Luella Armstrong led in a game of the "Price is Right," where participants guessed the right price of all the items, and if it was right, that person could keep the item...
Blunt: Funding for Mississippi, Missouri River levee repair inadequate (08/21/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt calls funding for levee repair and replacement along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers is inadequate. In a conference call with reporters, Blunt says he was worried about the funding request for the rivers in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' budget even before flooding began on the two rivers. He says the president's budget request rests too heavily on issues other than flooding and river control...
Missouri teachers group sues over social networking law (08/21/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri teachers union said Friday it is challenging a new measure that restricts teachers' use of social networking sites and their contact with students, saying it violates their constitutional rights.
Hundreds say goodbye to slain Missouri 3-year-old (08/21/11)
SENATH, Mo. -- Hundreds of mourners said goodbye Saturday to a 3-year-old Southeast Missouri girl whose body was found on the banks of a drainage ditch 10 days after she disappeared. Breeann Rodriguez was last seen Aug. 6 riding her pink bicycle with training wheels near her home. ...
7 governors along Missouri River ask corps for better flood control (08/21/11)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Governors from seven states hit by this year's historic Missouri River overflow pledged Friday to work together for the first time to convince the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to make flood control its top priority for the nation's longest river...
Missouri auditor questions budget cuts by governor (08/21/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri auditor's office questioned Friday whether Gov. Jay Nixon exceeded his authority when making budget cuts that he has said were necessary in part to pay for disaster recovery. Auditor Tom Schweich, a Republican, said in a letter sent to Nixon, a Democrat, that there is nothing in the Missouri Constitution that allows governors to trim the budget approved by the legislature to pay for expenses that had not been anticipated...
2012 GOP contender Bachmann seeks to broaden her appeal (08/21/11)
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Pigeonholed as a right-wing disciple, Michele Bachmann is offering herself as a presidential candidate who can unite the GOP's disparate base and appeal to Republicans of all ideological stripes. "Fiscal conservatives -- I'm one of those. National security conservatives -- I'm one of those. Social conservatives -- I'm one of those. And the tea party -- I'm one of those," the Minnesota congresswoman said repeatedly in South Carolina this past week...
President orders federal agencies to cut their budgets (08/21/11)
WASHINGTON -- It's a microcosm of the budget battling that has consumed Congress all year: The Obama administration wants federal agencies to save money while Republicans push for additional savings to take a substantial bite out of the government's pile of IOUs...
Three dead in Pittsburgh flash flooding (08/21/11)
PITTSBURGH -- A pair of storms that pounded Pittsburgh on Friday cut electricity to hospitals and universities and submerged more than a dozen vehicles in a flash flood that killed a woman and two children and left another person missing and presumed dead...
N.M. man who saved girl says he's illegal (08/21/11)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The man who chased down a suspected child abductor and saved a 6-year-old girl from what could have been a horrible fate will be honored as a hero Friday. But he is also gaining a new kind of celebrity: as a poster child of sorts for immigration rights in state and national immigration debates...
Ariz. Rep. Giffords now knows who shooter killed Jan. 8 (08/21/11)
PHOENIX -- For months after the spasm of violence that shattered her world, Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shielded from the wider scope of that January morning, when a gunman shot her in the head, badly wounding her and 12 others outside a Tucson political event...
Israel apologizes to Egypt for soldier deaths (08/21/11)
JERUSALEM -- Israel apologized to Egypt on Saturday for the deaths of three Egyptian soldiers during a cross-border clash with Palestinian militants, hours after Cairo threatened to withdraw its ambassador to protest the killings. Israel said the militants, who attacked Thursday, came from the Gaza Strip and went through Egypt's Sinai desert, which borders both Israel and Gaza. ...
Iran sentences American hikers to eight years in prison (08/21/11)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Two American men arrested more than two years ago while hiking along the Iraq-Iran border have been sentenced to eight years in prison on charges that include espionage, state TV reported Saturday, a sharp blow to hopes their release was imminent...
Libya rebels claim to have reached nation's capital (08/21/11)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- Libyan rebels said they launched their first attack on Tripoli in coordination with NATO late Saturday, and Associated Press reporters heard unusually heavy gunfire and explosions in the capital. The fighting erupted just hours after opposition fighters captured the key city of Zawiya nearby...
Central, Jackson unveil new faces at football jamboree (08/21/11)
Both squads displayed new talent after losing players to graduation
Perryville, Scott City, St. Vincent work out kinks at football jamboree (08/21/11)
Perryville held the upper hand in the scrimmage against Scott City, St. Vincent
Southeast Missouri State football team conducts final scrimmage (08/21/11)
The Southeast Missouri State football team put the wraps on by what most accounts was a solid two-week preseason camp with a final scrimmage. Saturday's session at Houck Stadium lasted about 70 minutes and featured plenty of situational work as well as the scrimmaging...
Southeast Missouri State soccer team wins season opener at Illinois State (08/21/11)
The Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team got its season started on the right foot Friday, beating host Illinois State 3-2 in a matchup of squads expected to contend for their respective league titles. Southeast is picked to finish second in the Ohio Valley Conference while ISU is tabbed second in the Missouri Valley Conference...
Cardinals' plunge continues (08/21/11)
CHICAGO -- The St. Louis Cardinals continued their season theme Saturday, hitting into their major league-leading 135th and 136th double plays. Matt Garza pitched seven sharp innings, Aramis Ramirez homered and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cardinals 3-0...
Rams win preseason game on late FG (08/21/11)
Josh Brown's kick as time expired lifted St. Louis to a 17-16 win vs. Tennessee
A House divided: Artifacts at state exhibit help tell Civil War story (08/21/11)
A large cannon guards the entrance to "Civil War Missouri: A House Dividing," a new exhibit at the Missouri State Museum on the first floor of the Capitol in Jefferson City. But it's a much humbler-looking weapon inside that Julie Kemper, the museum's curator of exhibits, picked as her favorite among the artifacts on display...
Adopt Macon (08/21/11)
Macon is 8 weeks old. He is available for adoption at the Humane Society, 573-334-5837.
Adopt Clarence (08/21/11)
Clarence is a 1-year-old lovable cat with a laid-back personality and is quite the charmer. His person went to Afghanistan, and now Clarence needs a new home. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823.
FYI 8/21/11 (08/21/11)
Southeast Missourians can learn about Medicare parts A, B, C and D at a Medicare "boot camp" organized by the SEMO Area Agency on Aging. The boot camp will help people becoming eligible for Medicare or those who have questions about how it works. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. Register by calling 335-3331 or 800-392-8771...
Your generosity 8/21/11 (08/21/11)
Target donated 12 gift cards to the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau. The Salvation Army used the gift cards to help 12 local children buy school supplies and clothing at a shopping event held Aug. 5 at the Target store in Cape Girardeau.
Awards / Accomplishments 8/21/11 (08/21/11)
The Inventors Club of Kansas City hosted its sixth annual national Invention Contest on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Inventors and entrepreneurs from all over North America arrived at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center to present their US Patented or Patent Pending products for a chance to win cash prizes and the opportunity to have their consumer product licensed, marketed and sold. ...
A long road to prom: Woman's dream comes true (08/21/11)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A lifelong dream was fulfilled Monday for a local woman who felt she missed out on a special event in high school. Karen Oldham attended a prom specially arranged in her honor. "I told my sister I have never had a prom, and I wanted to have one," said Oldham who graduated from Dexter High School in the late 1960s...
Cat spraying is animal's way of conveying message (08/21/11)
LOS ANGELES -- Cats that spray are most likely communicating distress rather than misbehaving, so piling on more anxiety through punishment is counterproductive, veterinarians said. "It's like graffiti, scented graffiti," said San Francisco Dr. Sophia Yin, executive board member of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior...
Pet of the week (08/21/11)
Pet name: Coco Owner: Danielle Brown Favorite activity: Coco is a 4-month-old Lhasa Poo who loves to play. ...
Be an example, even in your youth (08/21/11)
School is starting again. For some of us, that means we'll be attending the school we've gone to our whole lives for seven hours a day. For others, it means moving into a dorm room hours from home (or maybe across town). Wherever it is that August and a new school year is taking you, be excited: God has so many adventures planned for you this year, and he wants us to take him with us into our classrooms, hallways, cafeteria, practices and residence hall, to be his love to our peers and teachers who need to see his face. ...
Show, don't tell (08/21/11)
Before moving to Cape Girardeau in 2005, our family spent 16 years in St. Louis County. Up north, this is the question that people ask one another: "Where did you go to high school?" (There are, to be fair, lots of high schools in the St. Louis area.) The high school identifier is a way to locate you geographically...
A male cardinal resting on a branch (08/21/11)
Pictured here is one of Missouri's most beautiful songbirds. The male northern cardinal is also one of my favorite subjects to photograph. This image captures great detail in the wing feathers and the tail from an angle not often taken. The bright red breast is not showing, but we all know it is there...
Todd Roth (08/21/11)
Todd William Roth, 45, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at his home. He was born Jan. 31, 1966, in Cape Girardeau, to Robert and Betty Mae Birk Roth. He and Karen Glick were married April 21, 1995, at Glendale Presbyterian Church in St. Louis...
The Rev. R.L. Robinson (08/21/11)
The Rev. R. L. (Rufus Lorn) Robinson, 86, of Jackson, passed away peacefully, with family at his bedside, on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 28, 1925, at Chaonia in Wayne County, Mo., to Ola Pat and Marie Moore Robinson...
Gerald Lee Dunn (08/21/11)
Gerald Lee "Jerry" Dunn, 70, of Jackson, Mo., died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Aug. 1, 1941, in Egypt Mills, Mo., to Pierce Lee and Hazel E. Rehkopf Dunn. Jerry graduated from College High School in 1959. He and Betty L. Benton were married March 16, 1962, at Cape Girardeau...
Willa Propst (08/21/11)
Willa Dean Propst, 79, of Jackson passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 5, 1932, at Arbor, Mo., to Cyrus Eugene and Flora Agnes Hitt White. She and Charles Edward Propst were married July 14, 1951, at Arbor General Baptist Church. They had been married 54 years when Charles passed away Nov. 12, 2005...
Howard Hunze (08/21/11)
Howard W. Hunze died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011. He was the loving son of Charles L. Hunze Sr., and the late Edna Howard Hunze; the loving fiance of Patricia "Patty" Faul; dear brother of Charles L. (Ruth) Hunze Jr.; dear cousin; and friend to many. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Alexander-White-Mullen Funeral Home, 11101 St. Charles Rock Road in St. Ann, Mo...
Billy Walter (08/21/11)
Billy Aaron Walter, 58, of Jackson, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Kindred Hospital in St. Louis. McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.
Births 8/21/11 (08/21/11)
Son to Daniel Christopher and Jennifer Diane Boyd of O'Fallon, Mo., St. Anthony's Medical Center, 8:29 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011. Name, Joesph Wallace. Weight, 6 pounds, 14 ounces. First child. Mrs. Boyd is the former Jennifer Hotop, daughter of Kenneth and Cynthia Hotop of Jackson. She is a Disability Determinations counselor with state of Missouri. Boyd is the son of Bob and Peg Boyd of St. Peters, Mo. He is an information security engineer with Savvis...
Parres - Bollinger (08/21/11)
Whitney Danielle Parres and Seth Zachary Bollinger were married May 28, 2011, at Immaculate Conception Church. The Rev. John Harth performed the ceremony. Pianist was Jerry Ganiel and soloist was Allie Baugh, both of Jackson. The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Debora Parres Jr. of Jackson. The groom is the son of David and Debra Bollinger of Jackson...
Cannon - McKlin (08/21/11)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Amanda Annette Cannon and Bradley James McKlin Jr. were married Oct. 9, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Chaffee. The Revs. Matthew Butrum and Cliff Day performed the ceremony. Organist was Sue Wessel of Gordonville and soloist was Amanda Jackson of Chaffee...
Shy - Merritt (08/21/11)
Tammy Lee Shy and Clifton Orville Merritt were married Dec. 4, 2010, at Cape Bible Chapel. J.T. Thomason performed the ceremony. Pianist was Shane Steck and soloist was Tonya Skinner, both of Cape Girardeau. The bride is the daughter of Raymond and Cathy LeGrand and Sammy Shy, all of Oran, Mo. The groom is the son of Janice Merritt of Dagsboro, Del., and the late Demmy Merritt...
Stepenoff - Parent (08/21/11)
Hannah Evelyn Stepenoff and Joseph Matthew Parent were married Aug. 6, 2011, at Rose Ben Inn. The Rev. Bob Towner performed the ceremony. Music was by The Big Idea of Cape Girardeau. The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Bonnie Stepenoff of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Bob and Bonnie Kilmer of Cape Girardeau...
Beecher - Cochrane (08/21/11)
Holly Ann Beecher and James Anson "Jamie" Cochrane IV exchanged vows June 25, 2011, at Buckner Brewing Co. The Rev. Bob Beecher, father of the bride, performed the ceremony. Reader was Alisha Bonner of Decatur, Ill., sister of the groom. The bride is the daughter of Bob and Cindy Beecher of Wausau, Wis. The groom is the son of James "Jim" and Sarah Cochrane of Cape Girardeau...
Ward - Cunningham (08/21/11)
Brad and Marnie Ward of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Hailey Lynn Ward, to Robert Allen Cunningham, both of Henderson, Tenn. He is the son of Sheri Cunningham of Whitewater and Jack Cunningham of Cape Girardeau. Ward is a 2009 graduate of Jackson High School. She is attending Adamsville Institute of Hair Design...
Stanfield - Strickland (08/21/11)
Kevin and Susan Stanfield of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Cortney Lynne Stanfield, to Matthew Kyle Strickland. He is the son of Robert "Bob" and Jeanette "Jenny" Strickland of Cape Girardeau. Stanfield is a graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008. She is a customer service representative and Junior Savers director at First State Community Bank...
Stovall - Brown (08/21/11)
William and Kimberly Stovall of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kassie Nicole Stovall, to Kristopher Todd Brown. He is the son of Gregory and Katherine Brown of Jackson. Stovall is a graduate of Central High School. Brown is a graduate of Jackson High School, and Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. He is employed at Air Solutions in Poplar Bluff, Mo...
Cummings - Kuykendall (08/21/11)
Scott Cummings and Carol Cummings of Jefferson City, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacy Cummings, to Chris Kuykendall, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Jeff Hart and Kathy Kuykendall of East Prairie, Mo. Cummings is a 2003 graduate of Helias High School in Jefferson City. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in 2007. She is a registered nurse at Southeast Hospital NICU...
Colyer - 50 Years (08/21/11)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Mr. and Mrs. William E. "Bill" Colyer of McClure celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner July 8, 2011. An open house planned for July 9 was cancelled because of floodwaters. Colyer and Marilyn "Mitzi" Flowerday were married July 8, 1961, at the United Church of Christ in Seward, Neb., by the Rev. John Ekwall...
Stone - 60 Years (08/21/11)
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Stone Sr. of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner May 21, 2011, at Delmonico's in Jackson. Hosts were their children. The couple also took a trip to Las Vegas. Stone and Wilma F. Petzoldt were married May 19, 1951, in Pocahontas, Ark...
McBride - 50 Years (08/21/11)
Mr. and Mrs. Don McBride of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a second wedding trip to Destin, Fla., with their entire family. McBride and Judi Mahan were married Aug. 19, 1961, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Blackwell - 40 Years (08/21/11)
John and Cathy Blackwell of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a family dinner Aug. 20, 2011. Hosts were their children. A trip to Barbers Point, Hawaii, is also planned. The couple was married Aug. 14, 1971, at Old St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church...
Maher - 30 Years (08/21/11)
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Maher of Cape Girardeau are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary today. Maher and Cindy Greif were married Aug. 21, 1981, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The couple has a son, Liam Maher of Cape Girardeau. ...
Cape Girardeau fire report 8/21/11 (08/21/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday...
Jackson fire report 8/21/11 (08/21/11)
*** FIRE Firefighters responded to the following call Thursday: * A medical assist on East Main Street. *** Firefighters responded to the following call Friday: * A citizen assist on Sue Drive.
Cape Girardeau police report 8/21/11 (08/21/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Cape Girardeau County The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 8/21/11 (08/21/11)
BENTON, Mo. -- The Scott County Historical Society purchased the former Bank of Benton building from the Benton Jaycees last year, with plans to use the building for the society's Scott County Museum; however, the society voted recently to demolish the old building and construct a new one in the future...
School menus for Aug. 22 to 26 (08/21/11)
Cape Girardeau Elementary MONDAY--Chicken bites or turkey & cheese on bun, candied carrots, cinnamon applesauce, Krispy Kreme wafer cookie. TUESDAY--Crispito with nacho cheese sauce or turkey & cheese on bun, corn, pears. WEDNESDAY--Cheeseburger or turkey & cheese on bun, fries, peaches...
Special Olympics (08/21/11)
Last weekend 636 athletes and 170 coaches, along with a number of family members, were in Cape Girardeau for the Special Olympics Missouri 2011 State Outdoor Championships. Thanks to the participants, organizers and almost 400 volunteers this year's event was a great success...
Special Olympics success (08/21/11)
On behalf of Special Olympics Missouri, please extend my deepest gratitude to the volunteers, organizers, sponsors and spectators from Cape Girardeau and the surrounding areas that made the 2011 State Outdoor Championships an incredible success. We couldn't have done it without each and every one of them. Everyone, from athletes to staff members, benefited from the endless hospitality and support from the community...
Speak Out 8/21/11 (08/21/11)
ABOUT this so-called anti-teacher Facebook law: This will not keep out pedophiles but will keep out positive roll models -- especially at a time in a student's life when they need them. Another flaw in this law is it only singles out teachers and says nothing about priests, youth pastors, neighbors, family members, soccer coaches or music instructors...
Prayer 8/21/11 (08/21/11)
O Lord, we praise you and are grateful for all the blessings you have bestowed on us. Amen.
ALS Scholarship (08/21/11)
Final Week for RASCALS Foundation Scholarship Applications ST. LOUIS, August 20, 2011 -- The Robert A. Stehlin Campaign for ALS (RASCALS) is reminding the community that applications and essays for the inaugural RASCALS Higher Education Scholarships must be submitted by...
Hawk stops by for lunch (08/21/11)
This hawk wouldn't move even as I got closer and closer to him while he was feasting on a kill. The bird was rather intimidating, and I didn't want to move closer. He did a little posing for me, though.
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