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Cape Girardeau city officials express relief at end of Commander eviction process (10/13/11)
The eviction of Commander Premier from the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport proceeded as expected this morning, with little fanfare. Just after 9 a.m. Scott County sheriff's deputies came to the hangar the aircraft manufacturer had occupied rent free for almost four years and escorted one employee, Carl Gull, from the premises. Gull was vice president of operations for Commander...
'Star of Broadway:' $2.4 million project to transform Cape's Esquire into indie theater (10/13/11)
The Esquire Theater on Broadway will show movies once again. City leaders and developers gathered at the theater to make the announcement at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The theater, which closed in 1986, will be renovated and reopened...
Jackson Planning and Zoning Commission tables new requests by quarry (10/13/11)
The Jackson Planning and Zoning Commission delayed action in rezoning and special permit requests by Heartland Materials quarry and landowners in its monthly meeting Wednesday, pending further study. The quarry, along with Joe Hoffmeister, Hoffmeister Farms and Hoffmeister Real Estate made simultaneous applications to the city Oct. ...
Arraignment next week in Perryville overdose case (10/13/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A Fredericktown, Mo., man charged with murder after allegedly giving drugs to a woman found dead in a hotel room had his case bound over to Perry County Circuit Court on Tuesday and will appear in court again next week.
2 hospitals join for conversion to electronic records (10/13/11)
SoutheastHEALTH and Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo., are teaming up to tackle the conversion to electronic medical records. The two hospitals are forming a company, Servir LLC, to build and manage a common data center for both organizations to be located near SoutheastHEALTH's new Cancer Center in Cape Girardeau, according to a news release...
Forum at SEMO addresses immigration issues (10/13/11)
Hispanic populations are moving into areas of the country not typically associated with having large immigrant populations, including Southeast Missouri, a Southeast Missouri State University professor said Wednesday at a forum on immigration.
Second man charged in brutal Cape Girardeau assault pleads guilty (10/13/11)
One of two men accused of beating a Cape Girardeau man so badly that blood was splattered on the walls of his home pleaded guilty Tuesday.
One of three accused Cape house party attackers pleads guilty to misdemeanor (10/13/11)
A man involved in an incident at a Cape Girardeau house party in May that put one person in the hospital with stab wounds pleaded guilty to assault Tuesday.
Route D in Cape County reduced for pavement work (10/13/11)
Route D from Cane Creek bridge to Route KK in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane with an 11-foot width restriction Monday through Oct. 22 while contractor crews resurface the roadway, which was milled this week. Weather permitting, the resurfacing will take place from 7 a.m. ...
Paving repairs set for Route E in Cape County (10/13/11)
Route E from U.S. 61 to Route B in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane with an 11-foot width restriction today through Saturday while contractor crews resurface the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ...
MoDOT hosts public meeting in Cape on future of rail (10/13/11)
The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking public input on the future movement of goods and people in Missouri by rail at a public open house meeting in Cape Girardeau. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Oct. 27, at the Osage Centre. ...
Former lineman speaks at Fields of Faith event at Central High School (10/13/11)
Former NFL offensive lineman Rich Garza speaks to students during the Fields of Faith event Wednesday at Cape Girardeau Central High School. Area coaches and students gave talks at the event, which aimed to promote Christianity in high school and college students...
Deer numbers down from Mo. urban hunting season (10/13/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri conservation officials say fewer deer were killed during this year's urban hunting season. The season was started in 2003 to help control deer populations around St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and the Columbia and Jefferson City areas. Hunters only can kill antlerless deer...
Judicial panel to consider Missouri redistricting (10/13/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri citizens are being invited to make suggestions on how to draw new borders for the state's legislative districts. A commission of six appeals court judges has taken over the redistricting of the state House and Senate, after a bipartisan panel was unable to reach agreement on the new maps earlier this year...
Continuing dry weather hurts Missouri crop yields (10/13/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri's agriculture statistician says lack of rainfall across the entire state in the last several weeks has made it easy to harvest this year's crops, but yields are falling as soil moisture evaporates. "The extreme growing conditions of this season have continued on through harvest," said Gene Danekas, director of USDA-Missouri Agricultural Statistics. "Well below normal rainfall the last two months has provided little to improve this year's crops."...
N.Y. man: Benefactor hired him to help find missing baby (10/13/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A New York-based security consultant who said he was hired by a wealthy benefactor to help search for a missing baby in Kansas City got little response Wednesday from police who have been looking for the child for more than a week...
Liberty Memorial in Kansas City to get repairs (10/13/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City's Liberty Memorial will undergo a $3.6 million renovation beginning next month. The city's park board Tuesday approved a contract for the work. The improvements will include reconstructing and water-sealing the Generals' Wall in front of the memorial. The wall includes bronze images of five World War I Allied military commanders who met in Kansas City...
1 killed in traffic accident at Fort Leonard Wood (10/13/11)
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Military police have identified a civilian motorist killed in a two-vehicle collision at a southern Missouri post. Officials at Fort Leonard Wood say 39-year-old Christine Boone, of Bucyrus, Mo., was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday afternoon. A passenger in her car remained Wednesday at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia...
Next moves on jobs bill uncertain (10/13/11)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in the Senate promise additional votes on pieces of the president's $447 billion jobs bill, but how those pieces might be arranged and when the votes might be taken is up in the air...
Gov't pulls back on junk food marketing proposal (10/13/11)
WASHINGTON -- Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam can rest easy. Government officials fine-tuning guidelines for marketing food to children say they won't push the food industry to get rid of colorful cartoon characters on cereal boxes anytime soon. Allowing the brand icons from popular cereals to remain untouched is one of the concessions officials say they are likely to make as they work to convince food companies to curb junk food marketing to children...
Hispanics protest Alabama's strict new law on immigration (10/13/11)
ALBERTVILLE, Ala. -- At least a half-dozen poultry plants shut down or scaled back operations Wednesday and many other businesses closed as Hispanics in Alabama skipped work to protest the state's toughest-in-the-nation immigration law. The work stoppage was aimed at demonstrating the economic contribution of Alabama's Hispanic immigrants. ...
BlackBerry service outages spread to North America (10/13/11)
NEW YORK -- BlackBerry users across the world were exasperated Wednesday as an outage of email, messaging and Internet services on the phones spread to the U.S. and Canada and stretched into the third day for Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa...
European Union speeds up capital rules for big banks (10/13/11)
BRUSSELS -- The European Union plans to force the region's biggest banks to raise billions of euros in capital to better withstand market turmoil over the high debt in several euro countries, the European Commission's president said Wednesday. Jose Manuel Barroso also warned that key European banks should not be allowed to pay out dividends or bonuses until they have raised their capital buffers to the new standards...
Myanmar begins releasing dissidents (10/13/11)
YANGON, Myanmar -- Myanmar freed an outspoken critic and a major ethnic rebel as it began releasing 6,300 convicts Wednesday in its latest liberalizing move, but it kept some political detainees behind bars, dampening hopes for a broader amnesty...
Thai flooding turns roads to rivers in hard-hit city (10/13/11)
AYUTTHAYA, Thailand -- The lucky ones traverse this flood-submerged Thai city in navy boats and motorized canoes. The rest float on whatever they can find -- inner tubes, swan-shaped pedal boats, even huge chunks of muddied white plastic foam...
Notre Dame softball team falls to De Soto in Class 3 sectional (10/13/11)
The Notre Dame softball team's season came to an end with a 5-0 loss to De Soto.
High school roundup: Scott City downs Jackson for volleyball conference title (10/13/11)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Guard Niemczyk eager to pick up where he left off for Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team (10/13/11)
Nick Niemczyk proved to himself that he could succeed at the Division I level while playing in just five games last year. Knee problems cut short Niemczyk's rookie basketball season at Southeast Missouri State, but he now is healthy and ready to build on his short-lived 2010-11 success.
Center gives verbal commitment to Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach Dickey Nutt (10/13/11)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball program received its first verbal commitment for the 2012-13 season. And it's a big one -- as in 6-foot-10, 250-pound Colin Ferguson, a raw but promising senior center at De Soto (Mo.) High School.
Bullpen big, Cardinals edge Brewers 4-3 (10/13/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit an RBI double during a four-run first inning and the St. Louis bullpen bailed out Chris Carpenter as the Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 Wednesday night for a 2-1 edge in the NL championship series. In a matchup of aces, neither Carpenter nor 17-game Yovani Gallardo made it past the fifth. The one-run lead Carpenter handed over was just enough, as four relievers combined for four perfect innings...
Bradford returns to Rams refreshed after bye week (10/13/11)
ST. LOUIS -- The bye week gave Sam Bradford time to heal from a brutal first four weeks. There's no telling how long that refreshed feeling will last. No quarterback has been sacked more than the St. Louis Rams' second-year man. And he has taken a lot of hits after letting go of the ball during an 0-4 start that's been a collective kick in the teeth for a team that had appeared ready to contend...
FFA fruit, meat fundraiser has become a tradition in Jackson (10/13/11)
Food, relationships and agriculture are the focus of annual fundraisers by National FFA Organization groups nationwide.
neXt up 10/13/11 (10/13/11)
"The Big Year," rated PG @AMC Town Plaza 5 "Footloose," rated PG-13 @Cape West 14 Cine "The Thing," rated R @AMC Town Plaza 5 SUNDAY "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," PG-13 "Bad Teacher," R "Monte Carlo," PG...
Hooked on Science: Tea bag rocket (10/13/11)
A tea bag can be used to create a rocket. This experiment should be done with adult supervision. Materials Instructions STEP 1: Remove the staple and string from the tea bag. STEP 2: Open the tea bag and remove the tea leaves. STEP 3: Open the bag to form a cylinder...
Who's next 10/13/11 (10/13/11)
DEADLINES -- From staff reports...
Martha Robertson (10/13/11)
Martha Rae Minner Robertson, 58, of Jackson died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Monticello House. She was born Dec. 13, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, to William Thomas and Marie Lee Reagan Minner. She married Jack Ray Robertson on Dec. 29, 1982. He preceded her in death Nov. 18, 1995...
Adele Blattel (10/13/11)
Adele Margaret Blattel, 89, of Scott City died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at Mercy Hospital in Scranton, Pa. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Scott City, with the Rev. Rennie Phillips officiating. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements...
Rev. Gene Robbins (10/13/11)
GRASSY, Mo. -- The Rev. Gene Irven Robbins, 78, of Grassy went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. He was born Oct. 1, 1933, at Grassy, son of Jasper and Iva James Robbins. He first married Laverne "Butch" Barton on Oct. 15, 1953. She passed away Jan. 3, 2005. He then married Joyce Ann Hancock on July 16, 2010...
Cape Girardeau police report 10/13/11 (10/13/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 10/13/11 (10/13/11)
Firefighters responded to the following Wednesday:...
Jackson police and fire report 10/13/11 (10/13/11)
The Jackson Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest...
Out of the past 10/13/11 (10/13/11)
Southeast Missouri Builders Supply Inc. is under new ownership but will continue operation under the same name; John L. Essner, Mark Beaudean and Tom Spitzmiller have purchased the 81-year-old company; Essner is the son of the previous owner, John A. Essner, who retired from the business in January...
China's global strategy (10/13/11)
China not only is a strategic threat to the United States but has long-term plans to challenge us in every conceivable arena. With a massive defense buildup, ambitious space program and growing economic leverage, it will soon have the means to confront this nation at points of its choosing. ...
Council elections (10/13/11)
It's election season, and for those wishing to run in next year's Cape Girardeau City Council election the race begins now. Council members Loretta Schneider and Mark Lanzotti, representing Wards 4 and 5, respectively, have picked up petitions and are collecting the required 50 signatures from their respective wards to run for re-election. Ward 3 representative Debra Tracy, whose position is also up for election, said she will not seek another term...
Thanks to Marching Tigers (10/13/11)
Can you imagine a world without music? For 100 years educators at Cape Girardeau Central High School have helped students learn and appreciate music -- a gift that lasts a lifetime. For many of those years, students have built character and learned valuable life lessons such as hard work, discipline and team building by participating in marching band...
Speak Out 10/13/11 (10/13/11)
I would like to thank the lady who found the roll of stamps that I dropped in the Jackson post office parking lot recently. Bless you for your honesty. THE whiner about bikers on Route W needs to quit whining. Yes, they're a hassle, but actually the law is that they can take a whole space that a car can take. Now, they shouldn't really do this, in my opinion. They should move over and let the cars around them. But the point is they have a legal right to be on the road...
Prayer 10/13/11 (10/13/11)
We delight in you, O God, and thank you for giving us the desires of our heart. Amen.
Decoys Make a Splash at the Nature Center (10/13/11)
Cape Girardeau, Mo. -- Families took time to learn how to make duck decoys together this weekend at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center's Duck Decoy Making workshop. Along the way, they also made memories that will last a lifetime. "My favorite part was learning how to identify the ducks, I didn't know there were so many kinds," said Grace Seabaugh, 9, of Altenburg. ...
Original look at New Madrid's massive earthquakes (10/13/11)
Original look at New Madrid's massive earthquakes reveals residents' terror Two years ago, photographer/artist David Anton of Santa Fe, New Mexico presented an original "look" at New Madrid's devastating earthquakes in the book, "New Madrid: A Mississippi River Town in History and Legend " (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2009). ...
2nd Annual Breast Cancer Benefit (10/13/11)
Saturday October 15, 2011 the 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Benefit and Poker Run will be held, rain or shine, at Whiskey River 1444 Independence Street Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The event, held in loving memory of Scott City's own Malissa King-Mier, who lost her courageous battle against breast cancer August 30, 2011. The event is to honor everyone who is fighting, has survived, or who has been lost to breast cancer...
Train Robbery on the Iron Mountain Railway (10/13/11)
The Iron Mountain Railway in Jackson will depart the depot at 1 p.m.on Saturday, Oct. 15, for the first run of the season. The two-hour ride will feature a train robbery by the James Gang, and special activities for children, including face painting, balloon animals, an auction for kids only and pumpkin decorating...
Girardot Chapter attends IAAP meeting in Montreal (10/13/11)
On July 23-26 the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Educational Forum and Annual Meeting met in Montreal, Canada. Administrative Professionals arrived from all over the world, including 10 members from the Girardot Chapter of Cape Girardeau, to attend this event...
Fall Colors (10/13/11)
Fall Colors in Southeast Missouri.
Dalton Rhodes's photography (10/13/11)
My youngest sister Cheyenne Faith posing for a fall day photo shoot!!
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (10/13/11)
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Jenna, Jasper & Juri are 7 week old heeler mixes. There are 6 in this litter and all are adorable! They are available for adoption at The Humane Society 573-334-5837. See more available pets at www.semopets.org
Role reversal: deer hunts the hunter (10/13/11)
Rachel made these pumpkins into a fall scene on our front porch. The deer is in a tree stand and shooting at the hunter. Grandparents: Truman and Ruth Smith
Fall (10/13/11)
Fall leaves in a campground at Makanda Illinois.
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