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Stories from Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Construction of Veterans Memorial Drive begins (11/01/11)
Construction of Veterans Memorial Drive Phase 1 in Cape Girardeau County began early Tuesday. County Road 618/620 is closed north of the Bainbridge Road intersection and west of Cloverdale Ranch Road. Detour signs are installed to the east of the project along Route W. Bainbridge Road west of South Old Orchard Road is closed due to reconstruction...
Counterfeit bills turn up again in Cape Girardeau (11/01/11)
Another counterfeit bill was passed at a Cape Girardeau retailer Friday, marking the sixth incident involving fake bills in the city in the past month. Around 1:50 p.m. Friday, Cape Girardeau police responded to Alliance Bank where bank officials said they had received a counterfeit $20 bill from a deposit from Kidd's Oil Company, 1759 Wilson Road...
SEMO instructor to challenge Summers for Ward 3 (11/01/11)
Looks like there will be a Ward 3 race after all. On Monday, Southeast Missouri State University speech and communications instructor Ellen Dillon signaled her intentions to run for Cape Girardeau City Council against Trent Summers in the April 3 election...
Cape asks for sign compliance, registration of temporary signs (11/01/11)
Dennis McDonald knows how serious Cape Girardeau officials can be about enforcing the city sign ordinance -- he spent five days in the city jail in 2007 for refusing to take one down. The owner of The Mattress Guys at 351 N. Kingshighway said he was anxious to see if he received a letter this week asking that banners like his be removed by Nov. 14 to comply with a new sign ordinance that was enacted late last year...
Cape County judge denies man's request to be released to parents (11/01/11)
Despite having his parents guarantee they will take him back to Pennsylvania and return him for any court dates, the man accused of assisting in a shooting will be staying put. Seth Summers, 31, has been held at the Cape Girardeau County Justice Center on a $200,000 cash bond since an Aug. 28 shooting that left a man with a gunshot wound to the head and asked Judge William Syler if he could be released to his parents, who live in Carmichael, Pa...
Shawnee National Forest to begin burning program (11/01/11)
Smoke seen in the Shawnee National Forest in November may be from fires that improve the forest instead of harm it. About 4,700 acres are involved in a program of controlled fires through May. Goals are to manage native vegetation, improve wildlife habitats, better the visual quality of the area and reduce the likelihood of wildfires...
Arkansas man accused in Cape house party stabbing changes plea (11/01/11)
The man who pleaded guilty last month to assaulting four people at a Cape Girardeau house party in May changed his plea to not guilty during his sentencing hearing Monday. Brandin Rowe, 20, of Jonesboro, Ark., pleaded not guilty to four counts of first-degree assault and armed criminal action. Police allege Rowe was in possession of a knife and stabbed one of the victims and injured the others...
Cape man who pleaded guilty to domestic assault gets seven years in prison (11/01/11)
A Cape Girardeau man who pleaded guilty to beating his girlfriend and a romantic rival received seven years in prison Monday. Benjamin C. Orwig, 36, pleaded guilty last month to second-degree assault, first-degree burglary, misdemeanor assault of a law enforcement officer, third-degree assault and resisting arrest in connection to an early morning altercation in July. Cape Girardeau County Circuit Judge William Syler sentenced him to seven years in prison Monday...
Officials mark 10th anniversary of prison at Charleston (11/01/11)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Missouri Department of Corrections officials and employees were joined by locals in celebrating the Southeast Correctional Center's 10 year anniversary -- and the people who helped make it possible. While there were others who worked toward getting Charleston selected as the site for a new prison, the SECC would not be where it is today without former state representative Betty Hearnes, according to George A. ...
Area Toys for Tots campaign begins (11/01/11)
The annual Toys for Tots toy collection program kicks off today for Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Perry and Scott counties. Members of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, which heads the campaign, were at Toys R Us in Cape Girardeau on Monday to announce the program's start...
Police: Heroin becoming problem in Poplar Bluff (11/01/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Police say heroin is taking over as the "drug of choice" locally, and police officials plan to use all their resources to prevent the drug from getting a foothold in Poplar Bluff. "Fifteen to 20 years ago, I was among others telling people we've got a meth tidal wave coming our way, and no one wanted to listen; I'm telling you we've got another on the horizon with heroin," said Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley...
Highway 91 in Scott, Stoddard counties reduced for shoulder repairs (11/01/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 91 in Scott and Stoddard counties will be reduced to one lane this week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform shoulder repairs. This section of road is from U.S. 61 in Scott County to Highway 25 in Stoddard County. ...
Route AB in Stoddard County closes for pipe replacement (11/01/11)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route AB between Highway 25 and County Road 503 in Stoddard County will be closed today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe beneath the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
St. Louis E. coli investigation focuses on grocer's salad bars (11/01/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Health officials trying to determine the source of an E. coli outbreak in St. Louis are looking at salad bars at the region's largest grocery chain. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is doing tests to confirm whether E. coli is responsible for sickening 35 people in St. Louis city and four surrounding counties. So far, 28 of the illnesses are confirmed as E. coli...
Opposition group forms to Mo. sales tax proposal (11/01/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A coalition that includes Missouri business and education groups has been formed to fight a proposal to replace the state income tax with an expanded sales tax. The group is called the Coalition for Missouri's Future, and also includes the Missouri AARP...
Missouri drops in math on national test (11/01/11)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- While students in most states showed improvement on a national test, Missouri held steady in some areas and lost ground in others. The results released Tuesday from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, which is conducted every two years, show the nation's fourth- and eighth-graders are doing the best ever in math. In reading, eighth-graders showed some progress...
Mo. cold weather rule takes effect this week (11/01/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A rule that prohibits many utilities from cutting off heat to Missouri homes in cold weather takes effect this week. The Public Service Commission's cold weather rule bars the shut-off of natural gas or electricity to customers with overdue bills when subfreezing temperatures are expected. It applies to gas and electric companies regulated by the agency...
Power restoration in snowy East could take days (11/01/11)
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Residents across the Northeast faced the prospect of days without electricity or heat Monday after an early-season storm dumped as much as 30 inches of wet, heavy snow that snapped trees and power lines, closed hundreds of schools, and disrupted plans for Halloween trick-or-treating...
Ugly end to October on Wall Street (11/01/11)
NEW YORK -- October is somewhat cursed for the stock market -- the Crash of 1929, Black Monday in 1987, a slow-motion meltdown in 2008. This time, the demons made a last gasp, but Wall Street still managed to break the jinx. Stocks had their best month in almost a decade, rising from their low point of the year in an almost uninterrupted four-week rally. The juice mostly came from Europe, which appeared to finally find a strategy for taming its debt crisis...
Today in History (11/01/11)
Today is Tuesday, Nov. 1, the 305th day of 2011. There are 60 days left in the year. This is All Saints Day. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 1, 1861, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln named Gen. George B. McClellan General-in-Chief of the Union armies, succeeding Winfield Scott...
Palestine becomes member of UNESCO; U.S. cuts funds (11/01/11)
PARIS -- Palestine won its greatest international endorsement yet on Monday, full membership in UNESCO, but the move will cost the agency one-fifth of its funding and some fear will send Mideast peace efforts off a cliff. In an unusually dramatic session at the Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, there were cheers for "yes" votes and grumbles for the "no's" and abstentions. ...
U.N. marks population milestone (11/01/11)
LAGOS, Nigeria -- One South African mother, just 19, named her newborn "Enough" and shrugged off a nurse who questioned whether she was old enough to know how many children she wanted. In Nigeria, newborn twins have to share a bassinet in a crowded public hospital that doesn't have enough electricity...
Perryville soccer team ends Notre Dame's season in penalty kicks (11/01/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Senior Matthew Clinton changed his mind at the last moment. His low shot to his left that just sneaked inside the goal post set off a wild celebration Monday. Clinton's ability to convert his penalty kick handed Perryville a victory over Notre Dame in a Class 2 District 1 boys soccer semifinal...
Central soccer team reaches district semis with 3-1 win against Mules (11/01/11)
Central ended Poplar Bluff's soccer season for the third time in the last four years Monday night. Central defeated the Mules 3-1 in the first round of the Class 3 District 1 tournament after Poplar Bluff tied the score early in the second half. The host Tigers used an unconventional goal and a penalty kick to snap the deadlock and move into today's semifinal against top-seeded Jackson...
Southeast Missouri State football team continues to pursue goals (11/01/11)
Southeast Missouri State's hopes of an unprecedented second consecutive winning season on the Football Championship Subdivision level ended Saturday with a 38-30 loss at Tennessee-Martin. But the Redhawks said afterward they still are motivated to win as they end the year with three consecutive home games, beginning 1 p.m. Saturday against NAIA Central Methodist...
La Russa announces retirement after winning World Series (11/01/11)
ST. LOUIS -- Tony La Russa waited until after the championship parade and then called a team meeting with his players.
Rams' Bradford sheds boot, begins working out (11/01/11)
The quarterback may practice with the team Wednesday
Government panel says HPV vaccines for boys will help prevent spread of the disease (11/01/11)
ATLANTA -- A government panel wants young boys as well as girls to get the controversial HPV vaccine, in part to prevent them from spreading the sexually transmitted virus to girls. The HPV vaccine has been recommended for young girls to protect them against cervical cancer and genital warts for the last five years. But the vaccine has been slow to catch on -- only about a third of adolescent girls have gotten all three shots...
Lean and fat trimming makes beef a part of healthy diet (11/01/11)
Simply put -- I am a very happy carnivore. Life without beef would be ... depressing. Yes, I know the anti-meat cops have declared that one person's steak is every person's poison. But I believe beef can be part of a healthy diet. It's high in protein, B vitamins, iron, zinc and other minerals. And when the right cuts are trimmed of any visible fat, beef can be nearly as lean as a boneless, skinless chicken breast...
Alvin Bess (11/01/11)
Alvin R. Bess, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley, Ala. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Luther Rhodes officiating. Entombment will be in Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum...
Vesta Schirmer (11/01/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Vesta M. Hansen Schirmer, 95, of Perryville died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Holiday Residential Care Center in Perryville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Family Funeral Home, and 9 a.m. to service time Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville...
Timothy Lauderdale (11/01/11)
ANNA, Ill. -- Timothy P. Lauderdale, 47, of Anna died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Randy Morgan officiating. Burial will be in Anna City Cemetery...
John Benkowich Sr. (11/01/11)
John Anthony Benkowich Sr., 53, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at Southeast Hospital. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau was in charge of arrangements.
Wilma Whitener (11/01/11)
PATTON, Mo. -- Wilma Whitener, 90, of Patton passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 28, 1920, in Marble Hill, Mo., oldest daughter of Charles J. and Ida Yount Wallis. On Oct. 12, 1940, she married Wendell M. "Jack" Whitener at Liberty Congregational Methodist Church near Marquand, Mo...
Grace Osburn (11/01/11)
Grace Osburn, 95, of Jackson, formerly of Patton, Mo., died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at her home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Liley Funeral Home in Patton. The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tisha Mundy officiating. Burial will be in Patton Cemetery...
Births 11/1/11 (11/01/11)
Son to Michael James Stringfield and Erica Lee Sadler of Scott City, Saint Francis Medical Center, 9:48 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. Name, Levi Michael. Weight, 4 pounds, 8 ounces. Ms. Sadler is the former Erica Bartusch, daughter of Lonnie Bartusch of Quincy, Ill. She is employed at Hobby Lobby. Stringfield is employed by CGB...
Police report 11/1/11 (11/01/11)
The Department of Public Safety released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Theft...
Cape Girardeau fire report 11/1/11 (11/01/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Jackson police and fire report 11/1/11 (11/01/11)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 11/1/11 (11/01/11)
With the exception of the usual harmless pranks, authorities report a quiet Halloween night; there were no reports of any injuries or serious vandalism; Scott City police officers did confiscate about eight dozen eggs that had been intended to be used for purposes other than eating...
Jackson's grant proposals (11/01/11)
Like every other municipality, the city of Jackson is always searching for any grant possibilities that might save money for our city. As a small, fiscally conservative city, we do not have a person on our staff whose principal responsibility is to write grants. Basically, each department seeks out and writes the grants appropriate for that particular department. Since getting very competitive grants requires accurate, tedious work, we are always pleased when we receive one...
World Series champions (11/01/11)
Sunday afternoon tens of thousands of fans lined the streets of downtown St. Louis to see the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals in a parade route that ended with a celebration inside a packed Busch Stadium. The parade was an exclamation point on an incredible season that included a historic World Series, including an epic Game 6...
Prayer 11/1/11 (11/01/11)
O God, may we be strong through the grace you give us through Christ Jesus. Amen.
AID Stirs up Enjoyment of Cooking (11/01/11)
While learning there are many different recipes one can make with fruit, one culinary student recently learned that fruit smoothies are not his favorite. However, this is knowledge Michael Rodgers would not have known if he had been hesitant about trying new food...
Veterans Honor Service at First Pentecostal Church (11/01/11)
12th annual Veteran's Honor Service First Pentecostal Church, 3054 Lexington Ave in Cape Girardeau will host the 12th annual Veteran's Honor Service on Sunday, Nov 6th from 11 am to 12 noon. The Community is invited. The service will include speaker Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Morgan, Navy Seabees, USNR, Retired, a special musical presentation honoring all branches of the service by celebrated trumpeter Larry Herron, Veteran's Biography displays of over 70 Veterans connected to FPC, special music by the Bible Discovery Youth Choir, Kaylee Teague & Julia Duff Thrower, video presentations, PGR Flag Line, Avenue of Flags and more. ...
MARLENE CHISM SEMINAR (11/01/11)
On October 26 at the Drury Lodge in Cape Girardeau the Girardot Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) hosted a seminar featuring Marlene Chism. She presented "Stop Workplace Drama" at the morning session and "Communication Skills for Managing Change and Navigating Through Negativity" at the afternoon session. ...
First real Halloween (11/01/11)
Aiden's first time trick or treating - Halloween 2011
Halloween 2011 (11/01/11)
Erica Essner and her 6 year old daughter Malerie Harris of Cape Girardeau
Benton Missouri (11/01/11)
My home town Benton MO
Grammy's Halloween goblins 2011 (11/01/11)
This photo is of our grandchildern. Holden Keele 5 days old, Bailey Rees 4 years old and Lain Rees 19 months old.
Locks of Love donation (11/01/11)
Destiny, age 8, and Savannah, age 5, decided to cut and donate their hair to Locks of Love. Ponytails were 11 and 13 inches long, respectively. They are the daughters of Brian & Gina Matysik of Cape Girardeau.
Aaliyah Renee's 1st Halloween (11/01/11)
Aaliyah Renee Brown in her Ms. Kitty costume. This was her 1st Halloween.
A beautiful day at the Pumpkin Patch! (11/01/11)
Bryce found the perfect little pumpkin!
The duck hunter and the duck on Halloween (11/01/11)
Lawson and Lydia on Halloween.
Bailey the Saloon Dancer (11/01/11)
Bailey Rees as a Saloon Danccer for Halloween
Lain as THE HULK (11/01/11)
Lain Rees as THE HULK for Halloween
Little Monkey (11/01/11)
Getting ready for Halloween!!
A Walk Through the Woods (11/01/11)
What might look spooky to some, with the grown-up yard and the old chimney still standing, are pleasant memories of the warmth of the fireplace and my childhood there.
Making Memories (11/01/11)
Celebrating the Birthday of a Centenarian, plus 5! She enjoyed the party to the last piece of cake with family and friends.
Bank of Missouri- The Best Gifts Come in Small (Plastic) Packages (11/01/11)
The Bank of Missouri is pleased to offer VisaŽ Gift Cards. It's the perfect gift because it gives the recipient and you complete flexibility and convenience. Gift cards may be purchased at any Bank of Missouri location or online. The recipient is able to use the Gift Card anywhere VisaŽ is accepted either in person, on the phone or online...
Bank of Missouri Santa Bucks (11/01/11)
It's legal, spendable, and bankable. Each Santa Claus dollar bill comes in a handsome gift envelope perfect for stocking stuffers or for enclosure with cards. (If you ever have a desire to spend, simply peel off Santa and George will appear.) (available in Perryville only)...
Bank of Missouri Collector Coins (11/01/11)
The Bank of Missouri has a variety of collector and uncirculated coins and sets available. These make perfect gifts for that "hard to buy for" person on your Christmas Shopping List. Available at all of our locations!
Bank of Missouri 120th Anniversary Commemorative Cookbook (11/01/11)
Celebrate 120 years of tradition with our 120th Anniversary Commemorative Cookbook. Pre-order today! Call 888-547-6541 or visit our website at www.bankofmissouri.com
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