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Stories from Sunday, December 18, 2011

Moving forward: More than 650 graduate from Southeast Missouri State University (12/18/11)
Tiffani Stone was not supposed to be here. Not on this day. Not with these people. She knew the statistics, had studied them to help get herself here: 50 percent of people like her drop out of high school. Of that number, a scant 3 percent will go on to receive college degrees...
Mo. Gov. Nixon proposes to tap university reserves, including SEMO (12/18/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon wants five of Missouri's largest universities to consider tapping their reserves to help plug a hole in next year's state budget and avoid deeper cuts to the state's higher education system.
Sandfort plans to run for Cape Girardeau County Commissioner against Purcell (12/18/11)
Maurice "Moe" Sandfort announced Friday that he plans to run for associate commissioner in Cape Girardeau County District 2 against incumbent Jay Purcell.
Jackson's sold-out Santa Express adds one more run (12/18/11)
The Santa Express tourist train operated by the St. Louis Iron Mountain Railway in Jackson announced Friday that it would add one more opportunity to take a ride with the jolly old elf this year. Customer demand prompted expanding the schedule, as tickets for the round trip holiday-themed rides between Jackson to Gordonville have been sold out for weeks...
Last-minute holiday shoppers hit stores with one week left (12/18/11)
Packed parking lots and shoppers standing in long lines carrying bags are all signs of a strong holiday shopping season seen in Cape Girardeau this weekend. But some shoppers seem to be spending less this holiday season, while others are spending more, local retailers say...
Northbound rest area at Fruitland to close (12/18/11)
The Fruitland rest area on northbound Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau County will be closed while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. The rest area will close at 8 a.m. Monday and will reopen at noon Wednesday. For more information, call MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Highway 177 reduced for pavement repairs (12/18/11)
Highway 177 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. This section of road is from Route W to Route V. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily, Tuesday through Friday. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Dexter man facing child porn charges has case continued (12/18/11)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Dexter, Mo., man now facing more than 60 child pornography charges had his case continued during a court appearance Thursday afternoon. Arlie Richard Lewis Jr., 26, was supposed to appear before Associate Circuit Judge Joe Satterfield for a preliminary hearing on possession of child pornography and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use...
Missouri Foundation for Health awards grant to Cape Girardeau School District (12/18/11)
A grant to the Cape Girardeau School District from the Missouri Foundation for Health will create various ways to educate students in kindergarten through 12th grades on health care careers.
State report says Three Rivers among fastest growing colleges in state (12/18/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Growth in enrollment at Three Rivers College is outpacing nearly all two- and four-year schools in the state, according to a report from the Missouri Department of Higher Education which was presented Wednesday during the monthly board of trustees meeting...
Club news 12-18-11 (12/18/11)
The New McKendree United Methodist Women met Dec. 6 in the church fellowship hall. The meeting was opened with the reciting of the UMW Purpose. The minutes were read by Gale King, secretary, and approved as read. The financial report was given by Mary Klaproth, in the absence of Marilyn Fronabarger, treasurer. Betty Henry moved to accept the financial report as presented. Elwanda Corbin seconded. The motion passed...
Mizzou research helps create chicken substitute (12/18/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A Maryland-based company using University of Missouri research plans to launch a new soy-based chicken substitute that tastes just like, well, chicken. Savage River Farms plans to produce and sell the product in markets across the country through food service companies, hospitals, universities and corporate dining operations...
Cellphone debate not academic for some (12/18/11)
ST. JAMES, Mo. -- The text was about something innocuous: A request to go to the county fair. It set off a highway pileup that took two lives, injured dozens and left two school buses and a pickup truck in a crumpled heap. As the nation debates a federal recommendation to eliminate cellphone use in cars, the high school band students from St. ...
Missouri State interim president apologizes for band playing ‘Dixie' (12/18/11)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri State University's interim president has apologized for the school's Pride Band playing the song "Dixie" on Springfield's downtown square last month. Interim president Clif Smart says the song was an "unfortunate selection" that will not be played again in a public venue...
Lowe's pulling ads from Muslim TV show sparks protest (12/18/11)
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Protesters descended on a Lowe's store in one of the country's largest Arab-American communities Saturday, calling for a boycott after the home improvement chain pulled its ads from a reality television show about five Muslim families living in Michigan...
Vermont fraternity closed over rape survey (12/18/11)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- A University of Vermont fraternity whose members are accused of circulating a survey that asked who they would like to rape has been closed indefinitely. The national Sigma Phi Epsilon made the announcement Friday after an internal investigation and lengthy discussions with the university in Burlington...
Soldier's sexual orientation raised at hearing (12/18/11)
FORT MEADE, Md. -- The young Army intelligence specialist accused of leaking government secrets spent his 24th birthday in court Saturday as his lawyers argued his status as a gay soldier before the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" played an important role in his actions...
Neighbor says Illinois mom shot child in yard (12/18/11)
PONTIAC, Ill. -- A burst of gunfire sent Annelise Fiedler running out of her home to see what the noise was. In the yard next door, she saw 30-year-old Sara McMeen hovering over her baby as if she had dropped her. Fiedler asked McMeen if everything was all right...
Senate OKs $1 trillion budget bill, Social Security payroll tax cut (12/18/11)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed legislation Saturday extending a Social Security payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for just two months, handing President Barack Obama a partial victory while setting the stage for another fight in February. It also brought a peaceful end to a yearlong battle over spending by passing a $1 trillion-plus catchall budget bill that wraps together the day-to-day budgets for 10 Cabinet departments and military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. ...
Occupy New York protesters scale fence at vacant lot (12/18/11)
NEW YORK -- Dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested Saturday after they scaled a chain-link fence or crawled under it to get to an Episcopal church-owned lot they want to use for a new camp site. Protesters used a wooden ladder to scale the fence or lifted it from below while others cheered them on. A man wearing a Santa suit stood on the ladder among others, as they ignored red "Private Property" signs...
Background checks not always accurate (12/18/11)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A clerical error landed Kathleen Casey on the streets. Out of work two years, her unemployment benefits exhausted, in danger of losing her apartment, Casey applied for a job in the pharmacy of a Boston drugstore. She was offered $11 an hour. All she had to do was pass a background check...
Jurors deadlock in $1 billion lawsuit against Microsoft (12/18/11)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Attorneys for a Utah company that brought a $1 billion antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. said it will seek to retry the case with a new jury after a federal jury failed to reach a verdict. Novell Inc. sued the software giant in 2004, claiming Microsoft duped it into developing the once-popular WordPerfect writing program for Windows 95 only to pull the plug so Microsoft could gain market share with its own product. ...
Thieves pocket-dial 911, leading to arrest (12/18/11)
MADISON, Wis. -- Police in Wisconsin's capital city barely had to try to catch a pair of unlucky suspected thieves. Madison police said two men in their late 20s stole DVDs and computer games from a Target store Tuesday and discussed their plans to fence the goods while driving away. ...
Cable guy finds bear asleep in basement (12/18/11)
HOPATCONG, N.J. -- A cable TV repairman got quite a surprise when he walked into the basement of a New Jersey home. There was a 500-pound bear sound asleep on the floor. The bear had been spotted wandering in the neighborhood in Hopatcong earlier Wednesday. ...
Police say fake bills were photocopies (12/18/11)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- It didn't take special training for workers in South Dakota to spot the fake $20 bills that were being passed off as real money this week. Police said the phony bills were simply low-tech color photocopies. Sioux Falls police spokesman Sam Clemens said the reason someone was able to get away with passing off about $200 worth of the bills is that he wrapped the phony ones inside of a real one, then rushed out the door before employees could stop him. ...
Thief slips away with truckload of margarine (12/18/11)
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Authorities are searching for a thief who slipped away with a truckload of margarine bound for an Iowa warehouse. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported that authorities said a semitrailer packed with the spread, about $50,000 worth, disappeared during the weekend from a truck stop in Elks Run, near Waterloo. ...
Today in History (12/18/11)
Today is Sunday, Dec. 18, the 352nd day of 2011. There are 13 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 18, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery, was declared in effect by Secretary of State William H. Seward...
Tunisia fetes poor town where year of revolt began (12/18/11)
TUNIS, Tunisia -- Exactly one year ago, in a hardscrabble town in Tunisia's arid interior, the death knell sounded for the decades-old system of dictatorships across the Arab world. With a desperate act of self-immolation, a 26-year-old Sidi Bouzid fruit-seller unwittingly unleashed a year of turmoil that toppled at least three autocrats in a region once thought to be immune to democracy...
Arab League likely to turn to U.N. over Syria (12/18/11)
BEIRUT -- The Arab League has given Syria until Wednesday to allow observers into the country or else it will likely turn to the U.N. Security Council for action to try to end the deadly violence against regime opponents, Qatar's prime minister said Saturday...
Egypt's military clashes with protesters; nine people killed (12/18/11)
CAIRO -- Hundreds of Egyptian soldiers swept into Cairo's Tahrir Square on Saturday, chasing protesters and beating them to the ground with sticks and tossing journalists' TV cameras off balconies in the second day of a violent crackdown on antimilitary protesters that has left nine dead and hundreds injured...
400 killed in Philippines flash flooding (12/18/11)
MANILA, Philippines -- Flash floods devastated a southern Philippines region unaccustomed to serious storms, killing more than 400 people while they slept, rousting hundreds of others to their rooftops and turning two coastal cities into muddy, debris-filled waterways that were strewn Saturday with overturned vehicles and toppled trees...
Foltz secures Notre Dame's first title at Tiger Classic wrestling meet (12/18/11)
Four Jackson wrestlers also earned title at the Tiger Classic, which ended Saturday.
High school roundup: Perryville boys basketball team suffocates Farmington (12/18/11)
All the scores from Saturday that reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Seniors propel Notre Dame boys basketball team past Sikeston (12/18/11)
The Notre Dame boys basketball team defeated visiting Sikeston 62-54 on Friday.
Tisdell, Central boys basketball team tame Farmington (12/18/11)
Central got 31 points from its standout in the win
Robert, Cotner lead Scott City boys basketball team past Advance (12/18/11)
The Scott City boys basketball team defeated host Advance 73-63 on Friday.
High school roundup: Oran boys basketball team dumps Delta (12/18/11)
All the scores from Friday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Bengals look to re-launch playoff push vs. Rams (12/18/11)
ST. LOUIS -- The Cincinnati Bengals no doubt have some issues. They've sprung leads in the secondary and on the offensive line while losing four of five against a succession of division leaders. The Bengals, once a promising postseason contender, have fallen a game back in a packed contest for the last wild card berth in the AFC...
Blues trip in shootout (12/18/11)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- David Legwand scored the only shootout goal, Pekka Rinne finished with 39 saves and the Nashville Predators beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory. Legwand drifted to his right before lifting a backhander over the outstretched glove of St. Louis goaltender Jaroslav Halak to snap the Blues' four-game winning streak...
Model trains: The display brings holiday cheer to young and old (12/18/11)
Don Reader first fell in love with electric model trains at age 5 with a gift from his father. Now 84, his passion for the hobby is still going strong. Reader and fellow model train hobbyist Paul Davis are bringing their passion for trains public with two displays this holiday season. One display is at the Fountainbleau Lodge Rehabilitation Center on North Kingshighway, and the other is at the Cape Girardeau Public Library...
Adopt Betsy (12/18/11)
Betsy has a sweet meow and loves to "talk." She is a very friendly cat and is only 1 year old. Betsy has a sweet meow and loves to "talk." She is a very friendly cat and is only 1 year old....
Adopt Nicole (12/18/11)
Nicole is 2 years old. She is available for adoption at The Humane Society 334-5837. Nicole is 2 years old. She is available for adoption at The Humane Society 334-5837....
God acts at the right time (12/18/11)
On the refrigerator in our kitchen is an Advent calendar. This simple calendar is a little larger than an regular sheet of paper. The picture on it is of the Nativity. Scattered throughout the picture are 25 little doors. Each door, in 60 characters or less, tells a little bit about the Christmas story...
What are we searching for? (12/18/11)
"Mom always told us we should celebrate the spirit of Christmas every day of the year, not just on Christmas Day," the man said. The conversation turned to religion when I asked the young waiter at a local restaurant whether he had put a Christmas tree up and whether he was through shopping. This was when he told me that, within his religion, people did not believe in observing Christmas the way most do...
Area churches hold live Nativities (12/18/11)
Few activities bring the Christmas season to life like live Nativity scenes. Area churches see live Nativities as a way to serve the community and provide seasonal events. First Presbyterian Church of Cape Girardeau held its second annual live Nativity on Dec. 10 on the grounds of the downtown Cape Girardeau church...
Groups discourage pet store sales (12/18/11)
LOS ANGELES -- More puppies are sold at pet stores during the holiday season than any other time of year. Now the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and other groups are stepping up efforts to stop the sales, saying many of the dogs come from puppy mills...
'Street reacher' comes to Bootheel towns (12/18/11)
"Jesus Saves." Two simple little words "the Street Preacher" has been sharing for the past 28 years. And he has now brought his mission to the streets of Southeast Missouri, recently visiting Portageville, Kennett, Steele and other areas in the Bootheel...
Pet of the Week (12/18/11)
Pet name: Sammy Owner: Debbie Knox Favorite Activity: Sammy's pups got very hungry as Sammy tried to go inside the house. Submit photos of your pet and look for pictures of other people's cuddly companions in a special section on the Your Photos page on semissourian.com...
Your Generosity (12/18/11)
Chad Pender was 25 when he was diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine cancer and 25 when he died Sept. 2. Chad's brother Brian and his friend Kristen Woods organized a memorial softball tournament during the first week of October in Chad's name. After expenses the check was for $720. ...
Awards (12/18/11)
Ryan Erickson, of Fort Worth, Texas, earned his Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America in September. He is a member of Troop 499 in the Longhorn Council and he has previously served as senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader and troop guide. He is the grandson of Paul (deceased) and Jean Dumey and the nephew of Brenda McDonald, all of Jackson, He is the son of David and Donna Erickson of Fort Worth...
FYI 12-18-11 (12/18/11)
Harmony Church will be performing "Arrest These Merry Gentlemen" Christmas Program at 6 p.m. Dec. 18. Everyone is welcome, refreshments served following the program. Big River's 8th annual Holiday Turkey Drive Big River Telephone is hosting their 8th annual Holiday Turkey Drive in two locations, Cape Girardeau and Farmington, Mo., ends Wednesday, with help from the Salvation Army, Schnucks (Cape Girardeau), Country Mart (Farmington), Withers Broadcasting and J98 "The Boot." Donation vouchers may be picked up in either city: Country Mart and J98 "The Boot" in Farmington or Schnucks and the Big River Telephone office in Cape Girardeau. ...
Food drive for Jackson backpack program (12/18/11)
Curves in Jackson held a food drive for the Jackson BackPack for Fridays program. Katie Farrar of Curves is pictured with the outcome of their food drive. ...
A dominant doe leads the herd (12/18/11)
The most alert whitetail deer in the herd is the dominant doe. The dominant doe is the deer herd's leader and decision maker. She is generally the oldest and wisest doe in the herd. She leads the herd from place to place in search of the three things the herd needs to survive -- food, shelter and water...
Russell Ramsey (12/18/11)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Russell Ramsey, son of the late Lloyd Ramsey and Alveda Baker Russell, was born Oct. 25, 1946, in Marble Hill and passed away at his farm Dec. 10, 2011, at the age of 65. He had been a resident of Puxico, Mo., for 40 years. He attended Woodland High School in Marble Hill...
Barbara Dowdy-Trabke (12/18/11)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Barbara Ann Dowdy-Trabke passed away Dec. 13 in Reno, Nev., from complications of breast cancer. She was born Barbara Ann Kluesner on the family farm in New Hamburg on Nov. 17, 1946, to Norbert and Arabella Kluesner. ...
Lutrudis Schemel (12/18/11)
BIEHLE, Mo. -- Lutrudis C. Schemel, 92, of Biehle died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 17, 1919, in Apple Creek, Mo., daughter of August and Cordula (Welker) Wibbenmeyer. She and John S. Schemel were married June 28, 1952. He preceded her in death July 16, 1991...
Carl Mayfield (12/18/11)
SCOPUS, Mo. -- Carl Ray Mayfield, 68, of Scopus passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at his home. Born Aug. 11, 1943, near Scopus, he was the son of Lynn Darce and Jacie Fern Hahs Mayfield. On Feb. 16, 1974, he married Linda L. Hawkins in Marble Hill, Mo. Carl was a self-employed businessman, owning Mayfield Garage and C & L Wood Products...
Nollie Moore (12/18/11)
Nollie G. Moore Sr., 62, of Pocahontas passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 26, 1949, in Cape Girardeau to Fred A. and Patricia F. Diamond Moore. He and Rhonda K. Riehn were married April 13, 1968, at the former Neelys Mission in Neelys Landing...
Martha Wagner (12/18/11)
Martha Louise Wagner, 86, of Jackson died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. She was born Dec. 10, 1925, in Jackson to Martin Henry and Bessie Henry Wagner. Miss Wagner was a graduate of Jackson High School and Southeast Missouri State University. While going to school, she worked at her dad's bakery (Wagner's) in uptown Jackson...
Births 12/18/11 (12/18/11)
Son to Enrique Diaz Rey and Arlena Michelle Cameron of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Hospital, 1:15 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. Name, Enrique Sylas Cameron. Weight, 4 pounds 4 ounces. Second child, first son. Ms. Cameron is the daughter of David Cameron of Steele, Mo., and Robin Norwood of Cape Girardeau. Rey is the son of Manuel Vidal and Silvia Euevara, both of Orizava Veracruz, Mexico. He is employed at Texas Roadhouse in Cape Girardeau...
Herbst - Bieser (12/18/11)
Erin Jessie Herbst of Cape Girardeau and Jared Michael Bieser of Overland Park, Kansas, were united in marriage Oct. 15, 2011 at Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Thomas Sullenger performed the ceremony. Matt McFarland of Oran, Mo., was organist, Graeme Allen of St. Louis was vocalist and Kyle Bieser of Chesterfield, Mo., was guitarist...
Simmons - Voss (12/18/11)
Laura Rose Simmons of Cape Girardeau and Justin Timothy Voss of Columbia, Mo., were united in marriage on Oct. 1, 2011, at St. Mary Cathedral in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Tom Kiefer performed the ceremony. Kathy McLain of Cape Girardeau was cantor, Lisa Simmons of Cape Girardeau was soloist and Leann Hendrix of Cape Girardeau was pianist...
Deevers - Kirchhoff (12/18/11)
James and Melissa Deevers and Dwayne and Kathy Kirchhoff, all of Cape Girardeau, announce the engagement of their children, Hannah Elizabeth Deevers and Matthew Charles Kirchhoff, both of Cape Girardeau, Deevers is a 2010 graduate of Cape Girardeau Central High School and is attending Southeast Missouri State University...
Marcum - Wittenborn (12/18/11)
Michael and Susan Marcum of Sedalia, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelley Renae Marcum, to Scott Michael Wittenborn, both of Columbia, Mo. He is the son of Brad and Michele Wittenborn of Cape Girardeau. Marcum received a bachelor of science degree in secondary education and English literature from the University of Missouri in 2010. ...
Wroble - Thompson (12/18/11)
James and Anne Wroble of Colleyville, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth Wroble to Justin Ray Thompson of Dallas, Texas. He is the son Stan and Kay Thompson of Jackson. Wroble is a 2001 graduate of Trinity High School in Euless, Texas. She received a bachelor's of arts degree in advertising from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas in 2005. She is marketing director with Premier Communities Management Co., in Dallas...
Wood - Merideth (12/18/11)
Rick and Marla Wood of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaleigh Rhea Wood, to Ross Martin Merideth of Sikeston, Mo. He is the son of Mike Merideth and Nancy Driskill, both of Sikeston. Wood is a 2005 graduate of Kelly High School in Benton, Mo., and received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in December 2010. She is a registered nurse at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Hahn - 50 years (12/18/11)
Ronald and Frances Hahn of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday with a dinner hosted by their daughters in Jackson. Hahn and the former Frances Mondragon were married Dec. 16, 1961 in Raton, N.M., by Hazel Hedge, a justice of the peace. Their attendants were George and Dolores Mondragon, brother and sister-in-law of the bride...
Miller - 60 Years (12/18/11)
Mr. and Mrs. John Raney Miller of Cape Girardeau recently observed their 60th wedding anniversary. Miller and Mary Lee Burciaga were married Oct. 20, 1951, at First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, by Dr. Lawrence Cleland. A celebration trip is planned at a later date...
Kimbrel - 60 Years (12/18/11)
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kimbrel of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last week. Kimbrel and Patsy Ravenstein were married Dec. 15, 1951, at Grace United Methodist Church. Their attendants were Genieve Hawkins and Carl Ryan. The Kimbrels are longtime residents of Cape Girardeau. They are members of Grace Church and American Legion...
Cape Girardeau police report 12/18/11 (12/18/11)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summonses Burglary Assaults Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 12/18/11 (12/18/11)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Jackson police and fire reports 12/18/11 (12/18/11)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Thefts Property damage Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Thursday:...
Out of the past 12/18/11 (12/18/11)
Development of a parks master plan and substantial renovations to Capaha Park lagoon are among the top capital improvement priorities of the city's Parks and Recreation Advisory Board; three other capital improvement projects being recommended by the advisory board are: development of parking lots in the parks, Arena Building kitchen improvements and construction of a new chemical room for the Central swimming pool...
School menus Dec. 19-23 (12/18/11)
Cape Girardeau Elementary MONDAY--Chili dog with cheese or turkey & cheese on bun, candied carrots, pineapple. TUESDAY--Cheeseburger or ham & cheese on bun, fries, pears. WEDNESDAY--Cheesy baked lasagna casserole or turkey & cheese on bun, candied carrots, garlic breadstick, cinnamon applesauce...
Freedom vs. fairness: Will America succumb to the politics of envy? (12/18/11)
There is a new obsession in American political life -- a rising concern over the issue of "fairness." But how fair is "fair?" By Andrew B. Wilson As the third of seven children, I grew up in a family where fairness issues were constantly bubbling to the surface. ...
Girls tournament (12/18/11)
A tradition for many in Southeast Missouri this time of year is watching high school basketball. And what better way to catch a few girls basketball games than at the Show Me Center? Tuesday afternoon the annual Show Me Center Girls Basketball Holiday Classic will kick off. ...
Speak Out 12/18/11 (12/18/11)
THE historic Glenn House in Cape Girardeau is a wonderful place to tour during the holidays. It is decorated beautifully, and the hosts and tour guides are dressed in period costume. The Westminster Presbyterian Church choir sings Christmas carols in the carriage house while snacks are served. It will really get you in the Christmas spirit...
Prayer 12/18/11 (12/18/11)
Thank you, O Heavenly Father, that the joy of the Lord is our strength. Amen.
Ride of the Week submission (12/18/11)
Make and model: 1957 Chevy Bel-Air Owner(s): John Mayfield Owner's hometown: Cape Girardeau 350 Chevy engine, 350 Turbo tranny, power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning, polished aluminum wheels. I have dreamed of owning a Chevy since I was in high school, but had to settle for driving Fords until I found the car of my dreams at the Smith Auto Auction. Now I understand why so many of my buddies have been driving Chevies all these years...
Raindeer Dog (12/18/11)
Judy is in the Christmas mood
Albino deer (12/18/11)
Photo taken July 2011. He is breathtaking. Please let him survive.
Albino deer (12/18/11)
Photo taken October 2011. He is about 4 years old and should be able to mature into a true legend.
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