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Stories from Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Officials keeping eye on site of accidents on Perryville Road (01/03/12)
Kathrinn Schaefer occasionally walks down to a steep ditch alongside Perryville Road just outside the Cape Girardeau city limits and freshens the wreaths, crosses and signs that line the road. She makes sure they face the road and are not blown over by wind or passing cars in hopes passers-by will remember Cecily McAdams, a person Schaefer will never meet...
Teens injured in New Year's Day crash (01/03/12)
Two teenage girls were injured early New Year's Day in a one vehicle accident off County Road 233 near Allenville. Breanna M. Maine, 15, of Cape Girardeau was driving a 2000 Oldsmobile northbound on County Road 233, one mile north of Allenville, at 12:06 a.m. Sunday when the vehicle traveled off the west side of the roadway and overturned, ejecting passenger Tiffany L. Kerber, 17, of Cape Girardeau, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Former Sikeston mayor to run for 148th House seat as 'Reagan-style' Republican (01/03/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- From Capitol Hill to Sikeston City Hall, Josh Bill has worked in various levels of government. Now, the former Sikeston mayor hopes voters will give him the opportunity to serve once more -- this time in Missouri's House of Representatives in the new 148th District...
Preliminary hearing for Caruthersville police chief to be next week (01/03/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- A preliminary hearing will be held next week for Caruthersville police chief Chris Riggs, who has been charged with allegations of forgery and stealing thousands of dollars from the city's Criminal Investigation Fund. Riggs was scheduled to be in court for the hearing Nov. 14, but his lawyer, Curtis O'Bannon Poore of Cape Girardeau, filed a motion to push the hearing back. A new court date was set for Jan. 9...
Two arrested after shots fired on Cape street (01/03/12)
Two Cape Girardeau men are in custody and another is at large after shots were fired in the city Sunday night. Dejuan McClung, 25, and Tyran Marks, 26, were arrested after residents in the 300 block of North Fountain Street told police they heard gunshots and saw three men in the area, police spokesman Darin Hickey said. A man fled the scene when police arrived, Hickey said. A firearm was found near where the two suspects were arrested...
Sikeston police receive new radar unit (01/03/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Southeast Coalition for Roadway Safety has awarded a new radar unit to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. The unit, valued at $2,700, has been added to a patrol car to aid in enforcement of speed limits. "The city of Sikeston is extremely pleased with the new radar gun," said Sikeston Department of Public Safety Lt. William Mygatt. "The unit has been placed in a front-line patrol car and is being used on a daily basis."...
First baby of new year born at Saint Francis (01/03/12)
FRED LYNCH ~ flynch@semissourian.com Brandon and Sinthia Whitworth of Chaffee, Mo. hold their 6-pound, 6-ounce baby boy, Mason Joaquin, Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was the first baby born on New Year's Day in Cape Girardeau, arriving at 5:40 a.m....
Road funds at risk in some states over safety rule (01/03/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Stuck in a financial pothole, Missouri's highway department has been selling equipment and eliminating employees to scrounge up enough money to repair its roads. Unless it also changes state law, it could lose tens of millions of federal highway dollars as a penalty for not adopting new safety requirements for commercial truck drivers...
GOP candidates vie for voters' trust in fluid Iowa (01/03/12)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Throwing elbows to the end, Republican candidates jostled over their conservative credentials and appealed to Iowa residents who were casting the first votes of the 2012 presidential race on Tuesday for a strong send-off into the long campaign season ahead...
U.S. auto industry looks ahead to another good year (01/03/12)
DETROIT -- After hitting a 30-year low in 2009, U.S. auto sales are poised for a second straight year of growth in 2012 -- the result of easier credit, low interest rates and pent-up demand for cars and trucks created by the recession. The sales forecast bodes well for the industry's continued recovery and for the broader American economy...
Man arrested in LA arson spree (01/03/12)
LOS ANGELES -- Authorities arrested a man Monday in connection with dozens of suspected arson attacks that destroyed parked cars, scorched buildings and rattled much of the nation's second-largest city over the New Year's weekend. Harry Burkhart, 24, was booked for investigation of arson of an inhabited dwelling and was being held without bail, authorities said...
Today in History (01/03/12)
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2012. There are 363 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 3, 1959, Alaska became the 49th state as President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a proclamation. On this date: In 1521, Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Leo X...
Iranian navy tests cruise missile in drill (01/03/12)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran test-fired a surface-to-surface cruise missile Monday in a drill its navy chief said proved Tehran was in complete control of the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the passageway for one-sixth of the world's oil supply. The 10-day naval maneuvers, which are scheduled to end today, were Iran's latest show of strength in the face of mounting international criticism over its nuclear program. ...
Mubarak trial resumes amid acquittal speculation (01/03/12)
CAIRO -- The trial of Hosni Mubarak resumed Monday amid speculation that a recent acquittal of policemen tried in the killings of protesters could be a prelude to the dismissal of charges against the ousted Egyptian leader. Mubarak is charged with complicity in the killing of more than 800 protesters during the uprising that toppled his 29-year regime last year...
High school roundup: Perryville girls basketball team rallies for win (01/03/12)
All the local high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team improves to 2-0 in OVC (01/03/12)
The Southeast men had another fast start in a 74-56 win against Jacksonville State
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team picks up first OVC win (01/03/12)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team fell just short in its first two Ohio Valley Conference games, losing to Morehead State and Murray State by a combined nine points. Southeast left no room for doubt Monday night, taking out its frustrations against Jacksonville State...
Rams fire Spagnuolo, Devaney (01/03/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Next year will be Chris Long's fifth season with the St. Louis Rams. The defensive end will be playing for his fourth coach in a seemingly endless cycle of futility. Having survived Scott Linehan, Jim Haslett and Steve Spagnuolo, who knows what's next? And this time, the Rams also are shopping for a general manager...
Sundays at Three series brings chamber music to Cape Girardeau (01/03/12)
When violinist Dr. Brandon Christensen joined the faculty of Southeast Missouri State University, there was something missing in his eyes: a professional concert series. "I saw that the university was offering a tremendous number of concerts," Christensen says, "but everything tended to be student-related. There was a niche to be filled."...
Meet the adult volunteers behind Central Junior High's famous musicals (01/03/12)
For more than 20 years, Mike Dumey has been known for spearheading awesome student musicals in Cape Girardeau. But the stage choir teacher at Central Junior High School says none of that would be possible without the help of his adult volunteers. Some of them -- including Pat Renard, Mimi Higgins and Dumey's father, Ralph -- have been there from the beginning, when Dumey started out at Schultz School...
How and where to find the best deals this year (01/03/12)
Christmas items. Almost every store will have its Christmas goods discounted 50 percent or more after Christmas, says Sandi Williams, a Cape Girardeau mom of four and avid couponer. Some make huge markdowns even in the days before Christmas. "That's a great deal, so I stock up on everything I need for the next year the day after Christmas," says Williams...
Hot soup recipes for cold winter nights (01/03/12)
Zesty tomato soup Submitted by Janet Anders, registered licensed dietitian at Fitness Plus (via www.chosemyplate.gov) Ingredients 1 can (14.5 ounces) no salt-added diced tomatoes 1 cup roasted red peppers, drained 1 cup evaporated milk, fat-free...
Around the bend Vicksburg, Miss., to Mile Zero (01/03/12)
Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 Well, we didn't meet any alligators last night, but I did take a mental inventory of all the logs laying around our tents before turning in. Each time I got up during the night, I took notice of the number and location of the logs before stepping out of the tent. This ol' Missouri boy didn't come all this way to wind up seeing the end of this river from inside a gator's belly!...
Tips for reaching weight, cholesterol and blood pressure goals in 2012 (01/03/12)
If "get healthier" was on your list of new year resolutions, we've got some tips to help you. Numbers -- weight, cholesterol, blood pressure -- often are indicators of health. Here are some ways to lower those numbers in 2012. The good news: Lowering one, often leads to the others going down, too...
Downsizing your home with ease (01/03/12)
Your kids have grown up and moved out, and you and your spouse are feeling like you have more house than you need. Should you consider downsizing? Glenda Quinn, owner of Smooth Moves by Glenda, a Cape Girardeau company that assists seniors in the relocating process, recommends that the first thing you should do is sit down with your accountant, spouse or a trusted family member and decide what you can afford...
Tips for winter travel (01/03/12)
Though summer seems synonymous with vacations, winter can be a great time to travel. For one thing, you can escape the winter chill in Southeast Missouri for a few days, or more if you like. It can also be more affordable to travel in winter, with hotels and resorts offering off-season deals and prices...
Soybeans are leading the way in exports for Southeast Missouri (01/03/12)
Growing demand for U.S. commodities in developing countries is creating a new golden age of agriculture for Southeast Missouri farmers. Soybeans are leading the way when it comes to exports in Missouri, with $1.39 billion of them exported in 2010. Missouri was the tenth-largest exporter among all states in 2010...
Local microbrewery to distribute beer this spring (01/03/12)
A new microbrewery, John A. Huber Brewing Co., has opened near Fruitland and will begin distributing its flagship beer, a blonde ale called Hubrew, this spring. Owner John Huber has tried brewing more than 100 variations since receiving a home brewing kit for Christmas in 2003. ...
People on the move 1/2/12 (01/03/12)
Nurses Cathy Ulrich and Lalita Toeniskoetter, care coordinators in the Case Management Department at SoutheastHEALTH, have passed the American Case Management Association certification exam and are now accredited case managers. Ulrich has worked at Southeast since 1985. ...
Getty Cicchette (01/03/12)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. — Getty Cicchette, 80, of Olive Branch died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.
Martha Gross (01/03/12)
Martha LaVerne Gross, 81, of Jackson died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Friday at Christ Lutheran Church in Gordonville. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the church, with the Rev. Gary Hoffstetter officiating...
Raymond Goodson (01/03/12)
Raymond F. Goodson, 84, of Jackson died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Grant Gillard officiating...
Woodrow Obermann (01/03/12)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Woodrow "Woody" Obermann, 85, died Saturday, Dec. 31., 2011, at his home in Fredericktown. He was formerly of Dutchtown. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home...
Dorothy Martin (01/03/12)
ANNA, Ill. — Dorothy Martin, 82, of Anna died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro.
John Miller (01/03/12)
John R. Miller, 83, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at his home in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until time of service Sunday at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mike Shupert officiating...
Milton Hecht (01/03/12)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Milton Hecht, 86, of Altenburg died Dec. 31, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis. He was born July 14, 1925, in Perry County, Mo., son of the late Martin and Clara Weseloh Hecht. He and Aline Schmidt were married Oct. 24, 1948. She preceded him in death March 5, 2009...
Barbara Nolen (01/03/12)
Barbara J. Nolen, 61, of Jackson, formerly of Mississippi County, passed away Sunday Jan. 1, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born on June 15, 1950, in Texas County, Mo., near Houston to Wanda Evelyn Pemberton Brooks Salyer of Anniston, Mo., and the late Bill Brooks, Barbara lived in Jackson for 20 years. ...
Margaret Kies (01/03/12)
Margaret J. Kies, 91, of Jackson died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 8, 1920, in Portage, Pa., to Michael and Mary Gerchock Matvy. She married Dr. Vineyard L. Kies on March 23, 1950. He died June 15, 1990...
Jackson police and fire report 1/3/12 (01/03/12)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Burglary Thefts Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 1/3/12 (01/03/12)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 1/3/12 (01/03/12)
The proposed widening of the Kingshighway and Independence Street intersection is expected to get the green light from the Cape Girardeau City Council on Monday; plans call for the approximately $230,000 project to be done this upcoming construction season by the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department, with the city providing the majority of the funding...
Flood insurance a good move based on recent history (01/03/12)
2011 will go down in the record books, but not in a good way. Hundreds of residents along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers saw their hopes and livelihoods washed away by raging flood water that set records throughout the Midwest and across the plains...
Robotics team (01/03/12)
Over the years robotics have come a long way. Those who saw the movie "Star Wars" when it was originally released probably thought the concept was closer to science fiction than reality. But technology has made great strides over the years, and today robots are used in nearly all areas of life. From automobile manufacturing to health care, robots are commonplace in the marketplace...
Thanks for Christmas basket support (01/03/12)
Every December the Jackson Elks Lodge, with the help of the Jackson people, put together a Christmas basket program. The district children collect canned goods and coins while the police department collects toys. The Oak Ridge Homemakers collect clothing of all sizes and the Elks Lodge finds monetary benefactors to support the project...
Speak Out 1/3/12 (01/03/12)
I'D like to thank the Notre Dame students who sang Christmas carols at the Life Care Center the Friday before Christmas. It was very enjoyable, and I am sure that the residents and visitors appreciated it. Thank you THANK you to all the people who helped my daughter and grandchildren after their house was severely burned. ...
Prayer 1/3/12 (01/03/12)
O Lord Jesus, give us courage to change the things we should. Amen.
Jackson Art Group January Activity (01/03/12)
The Jackson Art Group participated in the uptown Jackson Christmas window painting contest along with other fellow artists and is pleased to announce the winning of the People's Choice award for their snowman artist scene. The Jackson Art Group's second Saturday of the month gallery opening in January will feature an activity for all those with a heart for children. ...
Fireplace Puppy (01/03/12)
10 Week old lab mix puppy, Kahlua, adopted from the Humane Society loves the warmth of her new home's fireplace.
Grandma's Little Deer's (01/03/12)
Grandma's Little Christmas Deer's... Malerie Harris And Her Cousin Sydney Essner
Gives to Locks of Love (01/03/12)
Tori Scott is 8 years old and had her hair cut at Rhonda's Family Hair Care in Marble Hill, Mo. This is the third time she has had her hair cut for Locks of Love since she was 4 years old. She is the daughter of Eric and Lori Scott of Cape Girardeau...
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