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Stories from Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New road connects farmers to port, customers to businesses (10/18/11)
Safety was cited over and over agin as the biggest benefit of Route AB, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the opening of the new road Tuesday. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, past and present Cape Girardeau County commissioners and State Representatives Billy Pat Wright and Ellen Brandom were on hand for the ribbon cutting, moved inside the Missouri Department of Transportation garage off Route AB due to rain...
U.S. 60 bridge in Stoddard County opens (10/18/11)
The U.S. 60 bridge over Lateral Ditch No. 2 in Stoddard County is open to traffic. The project was completed as part of the Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program, which is repairing or replacing over 800 of the state's lowest-rated bridges by winter 2013...
Cape Civil War monument still has faint traces of graffiti (10/18/11)
After workers used a high-powered solvent to remove graffiti on a Civil War monument on the grounds of the Common Pleas Courthouse, remnants of the vandalism still remain, and officials have decided to leave it that way. Liley Monuments used a solvent from Minnesota on Friday to try to clean the monument, which was vandalized Oct. ...
Steel skeleton of Menards building being erected in Cape Girardeau (10/18/11)
The construction of Cape Girardeau's newest home improvement retailer, Menards, is moving right along.
After weekend crash, Discovery Playhouse to reopen Tuesday (10/18/11)
About half a dozen people spent the past two days cleaning up Discovery Playhouse after a car crashed into the downtown building Saturday. The museum will reopen Tuesday at 10 a.m. Two large glass windows were broken when driver who was reportedly drunk drove his car up over the sidewalk and into the front of the building at 502 Broadway...
Cape Girardeau City Council unanimously rejects Sunday alcohol sales for Cape Mart (10/18/11)
Owner Shah Faisal came armed Monday night with a lawyer, a petition with more than 200 signatures and about 15 supporters who all said they believed that allowing his Cape Mart store to sell alcohol on Sunday was the right -- and fair -- thing to do...
Cape to appoint committee to look more closely at urban deer hunting (10/18/11)
Cape Girardeau may still be a ways from adopting an urban deer hunting program -- if it does at all -- but city leaders Monday night asked for details and called for the creation of an ad hoc committee to more fully study the matter. During the Cape Girardeau City Council study session, four representatives of the Missouri Department of Conservation told of how such a program could work in the city limits to reduce the number of deer that have been causing accidents and terrorizing lawns.. ...
Public hearing set for Jackson quarry annexation issue (10/18/11)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a resolution to accept a voluntary annexation petition by Heartland Quarry and landowners of more than 200 acres bordering the Jackson city limits and set a public hearing on the matter for 7 p.m. Nov. 7...
Cape Girardeau School Board awards more bids for performing arts center (10/18/11)
A new performing arts center for Cape Girardeau Central High School came a step closer Monday night with the school board approving bids for roofing, an elevator and fire protection. Bidding approval for seating, sound systems and other equipment for the center's theater still remains...
Ribbon cutting for Route AB extension moved (10/18/11)
The Missouri Department of Transportation and Cape Girardeau County Commission ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the extension of Route AB in Cape Girardeau, which is set for 8:30 a.m., will be moved to the Cape Girardeau Maintenance Facility at 3359 East Outer Rd. North in Scott City. The public and media are invited to attend...
Themis Street closure continues (10/18/11)
Detour signs are expected to remain at the 1500 block of Themis Street through Oct. 26. The block was closed to through traffic as crews replaced an old sewer main in the area and will remain closed while crews repave that stretch of Themis Street.
Cape theater group to hold membership meeting Wednesday (10/18/11)
The River City Players will hold its yearly general membership meeting this week to educate people about the community theater group and its mission. The group will explain the behind-the-scenes jobs available as well as the acting portion of the club. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Captain's Quarters at Port Cape. For more information, call 335-8120...
Northbound I-55 in Scott County reduced for pavement repairs (10/18/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Northbound Interstate 55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction today and Wednesday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. Traffic will be reduced to one lane from Route HH to half a mile north of Route HH. ...
Cape County Commission considering prepaid legal services contract (10/18/11)
County Clerk Kara Summers presented a proposal to the Cape Girardeau County Commission Monday for a prepaid legal services contract with the Missouri Association of Counties. Summers said that services through MAC are used in many counties throughout the state and that MAC's legal staff has specific training and experience in advising counties. ...
Man hit by truck in Caruthersville (10/18/11)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- A pedestrian was injured when he walked into traffic. Caruthersville police said that at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, a 34-year-old man was walking westbound on Highway 84 when he entered traffic and was struck by a passing pickup truck...
Poplar Bluff Dairy Queen damaged by morning fire (10/18/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Business owners, Poplar Bluff Fire Department officials and insurance agents continued to assess damages to the Dairy Queen on Monday after an early morning fire resulted in extensive interior smoke damage. Those on scene were unavailable for comment, but fire department Capt. Roy Lane was on duty when the department received the call at 1:32 a.m. A heat sensor in the kitchen alerted the department. Three trucks responded...
Mo. Lt. Gov. Kinder criticizes home-care backlog (10/18/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder accused Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday of risking the lives of seniors and the disabled by acting too slowly to reduce a backlog of residents awaiting state approval for in-home care services. Kinder's confrontational tone comes as the Republican lieutenant governor is preparing to make an announcement next month about his potential challenge to the Democratic governor in the 2012 election. ...
Mo. Gov. Nixon's fundraising triple that of Kinder (10/18/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has opened a considerable cash advantage over his potential 2012 challenger, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder. Quarterly finance figures released Monday by Nixon's campaign show he raised about $1.5 million during the past three months, easily tripling Kinder's quarterly fundraising total of more than $400,000...
Mo. Senate opts not to negotiate on business bill (10/18/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri lawmakers appear increasingly likely to end their special session without passing an economic development bill that had been their main objective.
Kansas City mom says she was drunk night baby vanished (10/18/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The mother of a missing Kansas City baby said Monday that she was drunk when her daughter disappeared, may have blacked out and actually last saw the child hours before the time she originally told police she checked on her...
‘Kudzu bug' threatens to eat U.S. farmer's paycheck (10/18/11)
BLACKVILLE, S.C. -- Kudzu -- the "plant that ate the South" -- has finally met a pest that's just as voracious. Trouble is, the so-called "kudzu bug" is also fond of another East Asian transplant that we happen to like, and that is big money for American farmers...
Disabled victimized by theft scheme (10/18/11)
PHILADELPHIA -- The landlord of the apartment building at first thought a circuit breaker had tripped when he went to the basement Saturday and found all the lights were out. Then he realized all six bulbs had been removed, and he heard dogs barking inside a boiler room, its door chained shut...
Panetta hopeful of Iraqi deal on troops (10/18/11)
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressed hope Monday that the United States and Iraq can soon reach agreement on a possible U.S. military training role in Iraq beyond Dec. 31, when all American troops are scheduled to depart. Panetta's remarks contrasted with indications from a senior Obama administration official and a senior U.S. ...
Boston fire may have been suicide attempt (10/18/11)
BOSTON -- An explosion and fire at an apartment building early Monday may have been the result of a failed suicide attempt, according to a preliminary police investigation. Firefighters rescued at least 15 people from a large apartment building in the city's Roxbury neighborhood...
East Jerusalem Jewish housing plan clears key hurdle (10/18/11)
JERUSALEM -- A plan for settling thousands more Jews in a strategic part of Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem has quietly cleared a key bureaucratic hurdle, threatening to cut a link between Jerusalem and the West Bank and endanger already slim peace prospects...
High school roundup: Perryville fends off Jackson for volleyball win (10/18/11)
All the scores from Monday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian
Southeast Missouri State football coach Samuel stresses axing turnovers (10/18/11)
The Southeast Missouri State football team committed six turnovers in its 41-17 loss at Eastern Kentucky.
Cardinals enjoy home-field advantage in the World Series (10/18/11)
ST. LOUIS -- That chant of "Happy Flight! Happy Flight!" has been exceptionally joyful lately for the St. Louis Cardinals. They celebrated in Philadelphia after knocking off the favored Phillies in the National League division series, then hushed a packed crowd in Milwaukee and sprayed champagne in the visitor's clubhouse after winning the franchise's 18th pennant...
Unfamiliar foes to meet for World Series championship (10/18/11)
The Rangers and Cards only have played three games all time
Bradford's status uncertain for Sunday's Rams game at Dallas (10/18/11)
The Rams exchanged a conditional pick for Denver receiver Brandon Lloyd
Half of teens are shy, but for a few it's more serious (10/18/11)
WASHINGTON -- Does your teen show normal nerves about the weekend party, or always stay home? Nearly half of teenagers say they're shy, perhaps a bit surprising in our say-anything society. But a government study finds a small fraction of those teens show signs of a troubling anxiety disorder that can be mistaken for extreme shyness...
Illinois elementary school on track to reverse obesity (10/18/11)
DANVILLE, Ill. -- Five-year-olds dance hip-hop to the alphabet. Third-graders learn math by twisting into geometric shapes, fifth-graders by calculating calories. And everyone goes to the gym -- every day. In the middle of America's heartland, a small public school, Northeast Elementary Magnet School, has taken on a hefty task -- reversing obesity...
Early Paul McCartney letter offers drummer tryout (10/18/11)
LONDON -- Somewhere, an aging drummer (identity unknown) is probably still kicking himself. A newly discovered letter found folded in a book at a Liverpool yard sale has shed new light on the Beatles' early days, revealing that Paul McCartney offered an audition to a mystery drummer in 1960, just a few days before the band left for a two-month gig in Hamburg, Germany...
Shawn Steffen (10/18/11)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Shawn G. Steffen, 45, of Cairo died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at his home. A memorial service will be held later in California. Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of arrangements.
Miles Hartman Jr. (10/18/11)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Milton Miles Hartman Jr., 93, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was a veteran of World War II. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge, Ill. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Larry Miller officiating. Burial will be in Mound City National Cemetery in Mound City, Ill. Full military honors will be provided by Illinois National Guard and area veterans...
Esther Been (10/18/11)
Esther Tant Been, 98, of Webster Groves, Mo., formerly of Jackson, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Laclede Groves Lutheran Convalescent Home in Webster Groves. Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Esther Wills (10/18/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Esther Emelie Wills, 102, of Perryville died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Independence Care Center of Perry County in Perryville. She was born April 11, 1909, in Adams County, Neb., daughter of Carl Robert and Emma M. Ruhter Hohlfeld. She and Roy Wills were married Jan. 22, 1928, in Arriba, Colo. He preceded her in death Nov. 15, 1980...
William Tally (10/18/11)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- William Richard "Dicky" Tally, 55, of Jonesboro went home to live his life eternal Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. He was a Christian man of great faith and a friend to all who knew him. He was a loving husband, father and "daddo." He was born Sept. ...
Margaret Mouser (10/18/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Margaret Louise "Marge" Mouser, 72, of Marble Hill died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at her home. She was born Jan. 31, 1939, in Flora, Ill., daughter of Vincent and Bertha Iffert Dunnigan. She and Donald D. Mouser were married Aug. 15, 1959...
Shari Ziegler (10/18/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Sharon A. "Shari" Ziegler, 57, of Bloomfield died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 19, 1954, at Benton, Mo., to Mary Kraust Urhahn of Bloomfield and the late Clemens Urhahn...
Marie Meyer (10/18/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Marie Helen Meyer, 89, of Perryville died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Independence Care Center of Perry County in Perryville. She was born Nov. 23, 1921, in Silver Lake, Mo., daughter of Leo and Mary Ulila McLain Tucker. She and Ewald Joseph Meyer were married April 8, 1943. He preceded her in death April 20, 1994...
Jane Holley (10/18/11)
Claire Jane Holley, 53, of Chesterfield, Mo., passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. She was born July 28, 1958, in Cape Girardeau, to William "Dick" and Betty Steck Holley. Jane graduated from Central High School and graduated magna cum laude from Southeast Missouri State University with bachelor degrees in journalism and computer science...
Jerlene Mills (10/18/11)
Jerlene B. Mills, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Nov. 22, 1918, in Idalia, Mo., to Eli S. and Mary I. Benton BeCraft. She first married Lester Hobbs Jan. 11, 1936, in Jonesboro, Ill. He preceded her in death April 28, 1944. She then married Charles Mills Sept. 5, 1946, at Bloomfield, Mo. He preceded her in death Nov. 11, 1995...
Births 10/18/11 (10/18/11)
Cresto Son to Joseph Eugene and Emily Susan Cresto of Cobden, Ill., Southeast Hospital, 10:10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. Name, Allen James. Weight, 7 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces. Mrs. Cresto is the former Emily Arnold, daughter of Vivian Goodman of Scott City and Sammy Arnold of Magee, Miss. Cresto is the son of Toni and Steve James of Cobden, and the late Eugene Cresto. He is employed at Fur Babies Dog Grooming...
Cape Girardeau fire report 10/18/11 (10/18/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 10/18/11 (10/18/11)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Jackson police and fire report 10/18/11 (10/18/11)
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Out of the past 10/18/11 (10/18/11)
Work is running ahead of schedule on the construction of the city-university multipurpose building on the Southeast Missouri State University campus; with the structure under roof, contractors expect to complete it in about eight months. Illinois Senator Paul Simon, campaigning in Cape Girardeau for Democratic congressional candidate Wayne Cryts, predicts that Democrats will emerge from the 1986 elections with a majority in the U.S. Senate...
Developing leaders (10/18/11)
Learning key concepts in math, science and language arts are vital to a solid educational foundation. But also important, and a confirmed need according to area businesses, is that students develop soft skills and a strong work ethic -- important leadership skills...
Making financial sacrifices (10/18/11)
It has been recently announced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that it will cover extra costs for veterans who struck deals on home loans and faced the possibility of higher fees when Congress delayed a rate drop until November. With my 3 1/2 years in the U.S. ...
Speak Out 10/18/11 (10/18/11)
CONGRATULATIONS to the Central Junior High School seventh-grade boys football team for going undefeated this season, 6-0. We are so proud of you boys. DISCOVERY Playhouse will be offering two full days of family-friendly activities at its annual Pumpkin Days event. There will be crafts, treat stations, goody bags and activities. The event is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 29...
Prayer 10/18/11 (10/18/11)
We praise you, O Lord Jesus, for you can do more than we could ever imagine. Amen.
Ride of the Week submission (10/18/11)
Make and model: 1933 Chevrolet "Vickie" Owner(s): Paul and Beth Vrbosky Owner's hometown: Jackson, MO Names of people in photo: Paul Vrbosky Special features: 383 Chevy stroker, 700R tranny, 57 Chevy rear end, Mustang II front suspension, manual R&P steering, disc brakes, heat and air, cruise control, power windows, remote entry...
Ride of the Week submission (10/18/11)
Make and model: 1971 Chevelle Owner(s): Rick Horrell Owner's hometown: Jackson, MO Names of people in photo: Rick Horrell Special features: Big Block engine, automatic transmission, Posi-Trac rear end, Cowl Induction hood How I fell in love with my ride:...
Ribbon Cuttings scheduled at Cape schools (10/18/11)
A ground breaking for a new library at Cape Central Junior High School (CJHS) is set for 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct 20, at 205 Caruthers, and ribbon cuttings are scheduled at Jefferson, Alma Schrader and Clippard Elementary Schools. Construction projects resulting from the $40 million bond issue approved by voters last year have been completed at these three elementary schools, and scheduled completion date for the CJHS library is August 2012. ...
MO Division Leadership Workshop - Girardot Chapter (10/18/11)
The International Association of Administrative Professionals, Missouri Division Leadership Workshop was held at the Days Inn Conference Center in Columbia, Missouri on August 13. This workshop is held annually to prepare the newly elected officers of each Missouri chapter for their positions. ...
Local School Leaders attend MSBA conference (10/18/11)
Cape Girardeau School Board Members Stacy Kinder, Tony Smee, Don Call, Kyle McDonald, Phil Moore, Paul Nenninger and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jim Welker attended the 2011 annual conference sponsored by the Missouri School Boards' Association in cooperation with the Missouri Association of School Administrators. The Sept. 29 event at Lake of the Ozark is the largest gathering of education leaders in Missouri...
New pharmacy technology available to nursing homes (10/18/11)
JOHN'S RX, A DIVISION OF JOHN'S PHARMACY IS THE FIRST LONG TERM CARE PHARMACY IN THE REGION TO OFFER NEXT-GENERATION DISPENSING AUTOMATION DOSIS L60 Automates Dispensing, Increasing Accuracy and Efficiency With State-of-the-Art Technology. CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO October 2011 -- John's Rx is a division of John's Pharmacy dedicated to servicing nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. They are one of the largest nursing home providers in Cape Girardeau...
Our Father you have become. (10/18/11)
"You should always know even though my children and myself are not your blood kids, I will forever consider you my Daddy. Thanks for picking up with that responsibility when others tossed me to the side. I Love you very much and am very proud to call you my Father...
my first biggun! (10/18/11)
Matthews 4 1/2 pnd large mouth bass. Measured in at 18 inches. His biggest catch to date and working on catching a bigger one! It was caught in a friends pond in Kelso,Mo.
fort massac re-enactment (10/18/11)
Fort Massac's annual re-enactment
Scott County 4-H Recognition Banquet (10/18/11)
Scott County 4-H members behind Tyler Lappe, State 4-H President and Bridget Schumer, Southeast Missouri Regional 4-H Representative Over 90 4-H members and parents celebrated another successful year in Scott County. Members from four clubs, the New Hamburg Eager Beavers, the Kids Rock 4-H Club, the Scott County Trailblazers and the Scott County Rodeo Club gathered Sunday October 16th at St. ...
Cash Rodgers (10/18/11)
Cash Rodgers, son of Deidre and Adam, is kicked back and ready to watch the Cardinals win!
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