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Stories from Sunday, September 25, 2011

Networking websites changing how class reunions get organized (09/25/11)
Imagine trying to track down 300 to 400 people, many of whom haven't seen or spoken to one another in 20 years, or 40 years. Then invite them all to a weekend full of events. Those tasks were taken up by Cape Girardeau Central High School graduates like Joyce Barylski and Rebecca Ogborn Zytynski, among many others who have helped organize this year's reunions of the classes of 1971 and 1991...
Missouri ponders waiver of No Child Left Behind (09/25/11)
An announcement that states can apply for waivers to some requirements of No Child Left Behind has some local administrators ready to sigh with relief while others wonder how Missouri will meet the waiver conditions. According to a news release from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, waivers will allow states to set their own standards as long as they meet guidelines established by the Obama administration. ...
Rainy conditions don't deter attendance at East Perry Community Fair (09/25/11)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- The rain and mud Saturday didn't stop the crowd from coming out to the East Perry Community Fair. The fair, which began in 1937, is held annually at the fairgrounds in the middle of Altenburg. Fair official Fred Eggers said Perry County basically closes down the weekend of the fair so people can attend the festivities. "It's like a regional holiday," he said...
Electric car enthusiasts drag race at Cape Girardeau airport (09/25/11)
Electric powered cars ranging from a Ford Ranger pickup truck to a Porsche and even one custom-built car competed Friday night at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport as part of the first-ever Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention. "Everyone converts what they like, what they have or what's available," said Kevin Smith of Illuminati Motor Works in Springfield, Ill...
Enterprise zone designation provides another economic development tool, officials in Cape County say (09/25/11)
Area community leaders are more confident of their efforts to lure companies here now that the Missouri Department of Economic Development has approved an enhanced enterprise zone for most of Cape Girardeau County. New and expanding businesses in the zone are now eligible for state income tax credits and a 50 percent local property tax abatement for 10 years...
Missouri Gun and Knife Show returns to Show Me Center (09/25/11)
Southeast Missourian A record number of vendors took part in the Missouri Gun and Knife Show at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, exhibiting collectibles and sporting firearms, knives, accessories and military memorabilia. The venue was packed to capacity with 430 tables and already buzzing early Saturday morning. ...
People in town near earthquake's epicenter felt varied intensity of shaking (09/25/11)
GRANDIN, Mo. -- People in the small Carter County town of Grandin reported feeling a minor earthquake that rattled the city Thursday for the second time in six months, though the intensity of the reported shaking varied. The 3.6 magnitude temblor occurred shortly after 6:30 p.m., and had an epicenter 3 miles southeast of the town of about 230 people, according to the Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI). ...
Suspect arrested in connection to Wednesday shooting in Sikeston (09/25/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston man has turned himself in for a shooting that critically injured another. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety reported today that Raymond Ray Mitchell, 23, is in custody at the Scott County Jail. Mitchell is charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action for the assault on 23-year-old Eric Tucker of Sikeston...
Cape Girardeau business burglarized Friday morning (09/25/11)
Cape Girardeau police are investigating an early Friday morning burglary and theft of jewelry from a local business. According to Cpl. Ike Hammonds, an officer responded to an alarm sounding at B&L Coins located 354 S. Plaza Way at approximately 4 a.m. Friday. Upon arriving at the business, the officer found the front glass door had been broken to gain entry...
Police: Two women tried to steal TV while resident was home (09/25/11)
Two women who allegedly broke into a house on North Henderson Avenue and attempted to steal a woman's television while she was at home are charged with first-degree burglary. According to Cpl. Ike Hammonds of the Cape Girardeau Police Department, Portia N. ...
Club news 9/25/11 (09/25/11)
Grace United Methodist Women met Sept. 6 at South County Park. A program on the history of Old McKendree Chapel was given by Nancy Haertling, a member of the board of Old McKendree. The group returned to the church for a sack lunch and business meeting...
Lawsuit challenges Missouri congressional map (09/25/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A lawsuit filed Friday and financed by the National Democratic Redistricting Trust alleges that the state's new congressional districts were drawn to benefit Republicans in violation of federal requirements that they be shaped in a compact manner and protect the rights of all voters.
Missouri lawmakers repeal teacher-Facebook law (09/25/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Friday to repeal part of a new law that had prohibited teachers from chatting privately with students over Internet sites such as Facebook. The House voted Friday to send Gov. Jay Nixon a bill repealing a Missouri law that barred teachers from using websites
Clint Eastwood, Jimmy Buffett among celebrities on CD honoring Mark Twain (09/25/11)
A range of performers -- from Clint Eastwood to Jimmy Buffett to Emmylou Harris -- are part of a new tribute to the favorite son of Hannibal, Mo. The CD, "Mark Twain: Words & Music," will be released Wednesday. It tells the story of Twain in spoken word and song, and features narration by Garrison Keillor. Eastwood is the voice of Twain. Buffett is the voice of Huckleberry Finn...
Missouri lawmakers part ways on business incentive bill (09/25/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers sent Gov. Jay Nixon a bill creating an incentive fund for science-based companies but parted ways Friday without agreeing on a broader overhaul of the state's business enticements that had been marketed as the marquee issue of a special legislative session.
World powers seek to contain European debt crisis (09/25/11)
WASHINGTON -- Under pressure from skeptical financial markets, the world's economic powers scrambled Saturday for ways to keep Europe's debt crisis from spiraling out of control. The continent's financial woes grabbed the attention of the policy-setting committees of the 187-nation International Monetary Fund and the World Bank during the lending institutions' annual meetings...
Satellite likely in ocean, but may have hit U.S. (09/25/11)
WASHINGTON -- It's as big as a bus and weighs 6 tons, but officials probably will never be able to pinpoint exactly where a massive NASA satellite plummeted to Earth. NASA space junk scientists believe that all -- or nearly all -- of the parts of their 20-year-old dead satellite safely plunged into the Pacific Ocean, likely missing land. But if their estimates are off by only five minutes or so, fiery pieces could have fallen on parts of northwestern North America...
Odor complaints abound for Seattle compost company (09/25/11)
EVERETT, Wash. -- A year after the city of Seattle required residents to recycle food scraps, the results have been impressive: In 2010, the city's contractor diverted 90,000 tons of Seattleites' banana peels, chicken bones and weeds out of landfills and converted that waste into rich compost prized in gardens...
Pope speaks to German believers, calls for common front with Orthodox Christians (09/25/11)
FREIBURG, Germany -- Pope Benedict XVI called Saturday for a common front with Orthodox Christians to defend traditional church values, warning of threats posed by abortion and gay marriage. Facing discontent within his German flock, the pope said religion must not be banished from public life and that Christian churches "are walking side by side" in the battle...
Iranian president open to ‘hotline' with United States (09/25/11)
NEW YORK -- Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he would welcome a "hotline" with the United States or any other way to head off conflict in the Persian Gulf. He told a news conference Friday that there was no reason for any clashes and "any tool that can prevent clashes or potential conflict, we welcome that tool."...
Palestinian leader nixes international peace plan (09/25/11)
UNITED NATIONS -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas strongly suggested Saturday that he would reject a peacemaking blueprint put forward by international mediators, saying he would not agree to any proposal that disregarded Palestinian conditions for the resumption of peace talks...
Former Russian president Putin to run for another term in next election (09/25/11)
MOSCOW -- Vladimir Putin's decision to reclaim the presidency next year sets up the possibility that he could rule Russia until 2024 and foreshadows a continuation of the strongman rule that many in the West have called a retreat from democracy...
Big third quarter pushes Central football team past North County (09/25/11)
Central rushed for 124 yards and three touchdowns in the third quarter alone and went on to win 44-7 at home.
Winning streak eludes Perryville football team (09/25/11)
The Perryville football team failed in its bid to post a rare two-game winning streak, losing to visiting Fredericktown 19-0 Friday night.
High school roundup: Scott City's Shemonia wins Hancock Invitational cross country race (09/25/11)
All the scores from Saturday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Sikeston football team jumps on Jackson early (09/25/11)
The Sikeston Bulldogs played perhaps their best football that they've played all season in the first quarter against Jackson on Friday night. The Bulldogs exploded for 21 points to open the game, which was more than enough to propel them to their fourth consecutive victory, a 35-9 decision...
High school roundup: St. Vincent football team downs St. Pius (09/25/11)
All the scores from Friday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Scott City football team bests rival Chaffee (09/25/11)
Scott City receiver Austin Atchley caught two touchdown passes and running back Travis Phillips ran for one in Scott City's 34-20 win over rival Chaffee.
Southeast Missouri State roundup: Redhawks women's soccer team wins OVC opener (09/25/11)
News from around the world of Southeast Missouri State athletics.
Terrell's big night rushing helps Southeast Missouri State football team's offense find rhythm (09/25/11)
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State's patented rushing attack had been grounded to start the season. That changed Saturday during Southeast's Ohio Valley Conference opener at Tennessee Tech. The Redhawks rushed for 302 yards after they had gained just 204 yards in their first two games. They finished with 495 yards on offense after having only 414 during their opening two contests...
Oklahoma football team rallies to dump Missouri Tigers 38-28 (09/25/11)
NORMAN, Okla. -- Landry Jones threw for 448 yards, including three touchdowns to Ryan Broyles, to lead top-ranked Oklahoma back from a rare home deficit to beat Missouri 38-28 on Saturday night. With two starting receivers out of the lineup, Broyles had to play up to his usual All-American standard without proven sidekicks. Kenny Stills, who caught the go-ahead touchdown in a win at then-No. 5 Florida State last week, was out with a head injury and Trey Franks is suspended indefinitely...
Southeast Missouri State football team opens OVC play with loss (09/25/11)
The Southeast Missouri State football team opened Ohio Valley Conference play with a 38-31 loss at Tennessee State on Saturday night.
Rams coach Spagnuolo hopes for happy handshake in Week 3 (09/25/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Steve Spagnuolo, who was smarting from a poor performance, barely broke stride for the obligatory postgame handshake after the St. Louis Rams' Monday night loss to the New York Giants. No matter that the hand was being extended by mentor Tom Coughlin...
Patience keeps Cardinals' playoff hopes alive (09/25/11)
ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals stayed alive in the NL wild-card race by keeping their bats on their shoulders Saturday. Carlos Marmol forced home the tying run with a bases-loaded walk to Ryan Theriot and followed with a game-ending wild pitch with two outs in the ninth inning, giving St. Louis a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs...
Cuban Dinner in Cape helps sister church overseas (09/25/11)
Nearly 10 years ago, three local Presbyterian churches -- First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau, First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, and Westminster Church in Cape Girardeau -- joined forces to form the Global Mission Committee. The committee came together because members felt "collectively we could be more effective than our working individually," said Bill Port, a member of the committee and of First Presbyterian in Cape Girardeau. ...
SoutheastHEALTH's Building Blocks Program receives Ronald McDonald House Charities grant (09/25/11)
SoutheastHEALTH's Building Blocks program has received a $4,500 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities to purchase children's books. Pictured from left to right: Sheila Beussink, SoutheastHEALTH Home Care administrator; McDonald's representative Kathy Forrest; SoutheastHEALTH Foundation executive director Mary Burton-Hitt; and McDonald's representative Cheryl Farrow...
Big River Telephone receives Patriot Award (09/25/11)
Big River Telephone Co. has been awarded the Patriot Award from the Missouri National Guard and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. The Patriot Award is awarded to employers who show exceptional support for their National Guard employees. ...
Local outreach ministry plans concert fundraiser (09/25/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A two-day free concert featuring Christian rock music one day and Southern Gospel the next will be presented Oct. 15 and 16 at the new municipal stage in Magnolia Park.
Ex-Poplar Bluff resident's book tells of God search (09/25/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Former Poplar Bluff resident Tony Leonard discusses his search for God in "The Vines," a self-published book to be released in October.
FYI 9/25/11 (09/25/11)
The Salvation Army, 701 Good Hope St., will serve meals from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. Any individual is welcome to come and enjoy a hot, nutritious meal in a cool, friendly atmosphere at no cost. For more information, call 335-7000. Genealogical Society book sale...
Guide dogs deal with more distractions now (09/25/11)
LOS ANGELES -- Guide dogs and their handlers have always undergone intense training on dealing with distractions from squirrels to skateboarders. But today's guide dogs have a whole new generation of things to worry about: quiet cars, button-activated walk signals, stroller traffic on handicapped curb-cuts, and a greater likelihood of interacting with other dogs...
Take a moment to look around you (09/25/11)
Recently a good friend's son attempted suicide but failed in his attempt. After an eight-hour surgery with many more to come and facing a strong possibility of paralysis, he will live another day. I spent the afternoon with the family the day this happened. The principle of "Rejoicing with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep" found in Romans 12:15 could not have been more real...
Think about it a little more (09/25/11)
The young woman wondered if she should attend nurse training. She had always wanted to enter the field, but frankly, she questioned if she could manage the difficult subjects she would have to take. She would have to think about it a little more, she thought...
American lotus seed pods (09/25/11)
These are seed pods of a native aquatic plant called the American lotus.The American lotus is recognized as an emergent plant because of its ability to seemingly appear from nowhere and fill a shallow lake. Its living root system stays hidden for many months during late autumn, throughout winter and into the spring...
Sheryl Donner (09/25/11)
Sheryl Ann Donner, 68, of Whitewater passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 27, 1943, in Gideon, Mo., daughter of Roland and Alice Smith Ramage. She and Ray Donner were married Oct. 9, 1962, in Holcomb, Mo...
Milo Edward Rains (09/25/11)
Milo Edward "Sonny" Rains, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. He was born Sept. 3, 1937, in Murphysboro, Ill., to Milo Samuel and Florence Ardell Blackwell Rains. He and Imogene D. Foeste were married April 28, 1972, at Cape Girardeau...
Louis E. Sanders (09/25/11)
Louis Edward Sanders died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at the home of his daughter, Sharon K. Sanders, in Cape Girardeau. He was 93 years old. Sanders was born Sept. 27, 1917, near Commerce, Mo., the son of Henry Sanders and Hulda Sander Sanders Hilleman. He married Frances M. Stehr on May 28, 1956, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Cape Girardeau. She preceded him in death Feb. 8, 2004...
Shirley Waggener Faiks (09/25/11)
Shirley Young Waggener Faiks, known to many as "Honey," was born July 23, 1924, in Cape Girardeau and passed away Sept. 23, 2011. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Don Waggener, and her husband of 20 years, Carl Faiks. She is survived by son Brad Waggener; daughter Laura Hellums and husband Nelson; and granddaughter Lee Ann Hellums; Carl's daughter, Cindy Britton and grandchildren Chris Chapman and Lisa Greenstone and their children; brother E. ...
Births 9/25/11 (09/25/11)
Son to Travis Doran and Lisa Ann Ray Sr. of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. Name, Travis Doran Jr. Weight, 9 pounds, 3 ounces. Third child, second son. Mrs. Ray is the former Lisa Overbeck, daughter of Bob and Ann Overbeck of Effingham, Ill. She is employed at Signature Packaging and Paper. Ray is the son of Albert and Diane Ray of Cape Girardeau. He is a student...
Phillips - Lincoln (09/25/11)
Tara Nichole Phillips and Robert Darren Lincoln were married Oct. 9, 2010, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Organist was Betty Vandeven of Chaffee, Mo. Vocalists were Alisha Curtis of Fruitland and Jim Simmons of Benton, Mo...
Heath - Urquhart (09/25/11)
Jacqueline Suzzanne Heath and Paul James Urquhart were married April 16, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. The Rev. Grant Gillard performed the ceremony. Pianist was Laura Bollinger and vocalist was Lexi Halter, both of Jackson. The bride is the daughter of Mitch and Christey Heath of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Ian and Sandra Urquhart of East Lothian, Scotland...
Oehl - Allen (09/25/11)
Maria Renee Oehl and Brock Kenneth Allen were united in marriage July 2, 2011, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. The Rev. John Harth performed the ceremony. Music was by John and Elaina Piccoli of Wildwood, Mo., Brad Hood, Brad Kiel and Joe Sealy of St. Louis, Geri Beussink and Jane Oehl of Jackson, Sherry Mueller of Old Monroe, Mo., Jeanette Menne of Silex, Mo., and Barb Wehde of Winfield, Mo...
Thomas - Corgan (09/25/11)
Emily Meghan Thomas and Chad Ian Corgan were married Sept. 24, 2010, in a private ceremony at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Dickson, Tenn. An outdoor wedding for family and friends was held Sept. 25 at Blue Birds A Flying Farm in Dickson. The Rev. Mathew Prerumpally performed the ceremony. Cellist was Casey Kaufman and guitarist was Donavan Dailey, both of Nashville, Tenn...
Huber - Elfrink (09/25/11)
Brooke Kimberly Huber and Christopher Joseph Elfrink were united in marriage July 9, 2011, at St. John's Catholic Church in Leopold, Mo. The Rev. John Harth performed the ceremony. Organist was Daniel Seiler of Leopold, and soloist was Morgan Bass of Cape Girardeau...
McElreath - Lindsley (09/25/11)
Ashley Elizabeth McElreath and Brent Michael Lindsley were married July 10, 2010, at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Nathan Burgell performed the ceremony. Organist was Marty Roth of Cape Girardeau. Scripture reader was John W. Volkerding of Jackson, brother of the bride...
Richardson - Wright (09/25/11)
Joe and Suzie Richardson of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Chayli Richardson, to Blake Wright. He is the son of Kelly and Chrissi Wright of Jackson. Richardson is a 2010 graduate of Central High School. She is employed at David's Bridal...
Cummins - Sanford (09/25/11)
Ron and Annette Cummins of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittney Faith Cummins, to Steve Alan Sanford Jr., both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Steve and Brenda Sanford of Scott City. Cummins is a 2007 graduate of Scott City High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in 2011. She is a registered nurse in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Southeast Hospital...
Honey - 50 Years (09/25/11)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Honey of Tamms will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a party Oct. 2. The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tamms Community Center. Honey and Edna DeLashmutt were married Sept. 30, 1961, at Lake Milligan Baptist Church in Miller City, Ill...
Maevers - 40 Years (09/25/11)
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Maevers of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a dinner Sept. 18, 2011, at Lambert's in Sikeston, Mo. Hosts were a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Jerry Workman of Texas. Guests attended from Texas; Whitewater, Altenburg, St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, and Doniphan, Mo.; and Memphis, Tenn...
Out of the past 9/25/11 (09/25/11)
A name -- "Liberty Center" -- is proposed for the Southeast Missouri State University-Cape Girardeau multipurpose building in commemoration of veterans; Tony Chivetta, chief architect on the project, submits the name for consideration. The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents announces the SEMO Track and Field Complex will be renamed the Abe Stuber Track and Field Complex; Stuber is a former Southeast football, track and basketball coach who had a long, successful career in collegiate and professional athletics.. ...
School menus Sept. 26 to 30 (09/25/11)
Cape Girardeau Elementary MONDAY--Chili dog with cheese or turkey & cheese on bun, candied carrots, pineapple. TUESDAY--Cheeseburger or ham & cheese on bun, fries, grapes. WEDNESDAY--Spaghetti or turkey & cheese on bun, broccoli with cheese sauce, french bread, mixed fruit cup with grapes and blueberries...
Be safe (09/25/11)
Bicycling is a wonderful form of exercise, and with the recent fall-like temperatures it's no wonder more individuals are taking to the trails and streets for a ride. Bicycling is also a mode of transportation that more and more people across the country are considering for health, environmental and economic reasons...
Standing on the corner (09/25/11)
Standing on the corner all alone watching the world go fastly by. Standing on the corner wondering why people don't care any more. Standing on the corner knowing that I am lost. Standing on the corner and realize that God's standing there beside me showing me the way back home...
Speak Out 9/25/11 (09/25/11)
I would like to comment on the Jackson Indian and Cape Central Tiger football game. We should be very proud of both teams and how both teams represent their communities with young men that are coached very well. We should be grateful and proud of the players and the coaches who are spending valuable time helping our young people in football and in life. My hat is off to our players and coaches...
Prayer 9/25/11 (09/25/11)
O Lord Jesus, bless our pastors who stand strong on the Word of God. Amen.
Girardot Chapter awards Scholarship (09/25/11)
International Association of Administrative Professionals® Girardot Chapter 556110 9/20/2011 ·FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., September 20,2011 - Amy Bregantini, of Cape Girardeau, MO, a student at Metro Business College, has been awarded the International Association of...
New Book Release by Mo. Author, Barbara Watkins (09/25/11)
October 31, 2011 R.J. Buckley will release new novel "Hollowing Screams." This is one outstanding novel whose characters teach you the true meaning of treachery, fear, deception, lies, and betrayal. Fran Lewis, Amazon Reviewer/Internet Talk Show Host...
Operation Christmas Child Countdown Event (09/25/11)
Monday Sept 26, 2011, Countdown to Shoe Box National Collection Week will begin. Crossroads Fellowship Church in Jackson will host the event starting at 6:30 PM. Our guest speakers will be Daniel and Melinda Kumar of Trinidad. They will be sharing what impact the shoe box gifts have on the children of Trinidad. ...
Mean Machine Football (09/25/11)
5th / 6th Grade Mean Machine Football Game
Collage of Southeast Missouri (09/25/11)
In this photo you will find the Bollinger Mill, and covered Bridge, Castor River Shut Ins, Elephant Rock and the Robert Delaney Lake.
Lake Morraine, Banff National Park, Canada (09/25/11)
Lake Morraine is another glacial melt fed lake in Banff National Park, Canada. As in lake Louise, the galcial silt reflects the sunlight and gives the lake its wonderful color. Behind is several of the 10 peaks that border part of the lake.
Glacier in the Canadien Rockies (09/25/11)
This is one of the glaciers above Lake Morraine in Banff National Park, Canada. The glacial melt keeps the lake full and provides the silt for the color.
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