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Stories from Saturday, January 7, 2012

Today in History (01/07/12)
Today is Saturday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2012. There are 359 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 7, 1942, the Japanese siege of Bataan began during World War II. (The fall of Bataan three months later was followed by the notorious Death March.)...
Earl Thomas Blackwell (01/07/12)
Earl Thomas Blackwell, 89, of Jackson, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Monticello House in Jackson. He was born Feb. 15, 1922, in Lilbourn, Mo., to Thomas G. and Mary A. Craig Blackwell. He and Dorothy Sides Link were married Aug. 22, 2009...
Gregg Huff (01/07/12)
Gregg F. Huff, 52, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at his son's home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 6, 1959, in St. Louis, son of George and Ruth Groves Huff. He and Robin Swope were married May 8, 1982. Loving survivors include his wife of 29 years; a son, Samuel Huff of Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Bailey and Zoe Huff of the home; his parents, George and Ruth Huff of Piedmont, Mo.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Charity Huff of Jackson, Brent and Jill Huff of Lowndes, Mo.; 12 nieces and nephews.. ...
Alvina Forrester (01/07/12)
Alvina "Beenie" Forrester, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. She was born April 2, 1932, in Charleston, Mo., to William Henry and Lucretia Schaffer Hart. She and Herbert Glenn Forrester were married July 26, 1951, at Charleston...
Mary Lou Bollinger (01/07/12)
PARK HILLS, Mo. -- Mary Lou Bollinger, 87, of Park Hills passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at her home. She was born Aug. 8, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Charles E. and Lora Mae McDowell. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lee E. Bollinger Aug. 9, 1999; a brother, Charles Raymond Riemann; a sister and brother-in-law, Wib and Ann Dean Lohman...
Helen Bryant (01/07/12)
Helen Louise Bryant, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at the home of a son in Hickman, Ky. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Gary Brothers and Charles Lance officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park...
Pearler Whitfield (01/07/12)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Pearler R. Whitfield, 83, of Cairo died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to service time Sunday at Klondike Holy Trinity Church of Deliverance...
Out of the past 1/7/12 (01/07/12)
Attorneys for the city of Cape Girardeau have filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider hearing the Westborough Mall case, following a ruling by the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for a new trial. Cape Girardeau Mayor Gene Rhodes says special presentations are taking up too much time at City Council study sessions, crowding out discussion of items that are on the agenda; he'd like to see more special council meetings to deal with complex issues and special presentations...
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