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Stories from Sunday, February 5, 2012

On 75th anniversary, flood of '37 draws parallels to, questions about last year's high water (02/05/12)
"You can drown downtown, when the water is high It's been happening here, since I was a child There ain't nothing you can do to stop it Just hope for the best, and mop up the rest." -- "Get Down, River," by the Bottle Rockets...
Ameren Missouri seeks 14.6 percent rate increase (02/05/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Customers of Ameren Missouri would see their average monthly electric bills rise about $14 under a rate increase proposal filed Friday with the Missouri Public Service Commission. Ameren Missouri asked regulators to raise electric rates by $376 million, or 14.6 percent. ...
Community Counseling Center to break ground on housing for people with mental health problems (02/05/12)
A new apartment complex in Cape Girardeau will provide affordable housing for people struggling with mental illness. The Cape Girardeau Community Counseling Center will break ground at 1 p.m. Friday at 549 N. Silver Springs Road on the $1.4 million project funded by a U.S. Housing and Urban Development grant...
Missouri attorney general authorizes new lawsuit contesting Jackson annexation (02/05/12)
With the election set for Tuesday, a new lawsuit has been filed with the blessing of Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster to contest Jackson's annexation of a strip of land along Interstate 55 and U.S. 61. If it is eventually successful, whatever voters say about the proposed Fruitland annexation Tuesday won't matter...
Director of Missouri Department of Agriculture speaks to Cape Chamber of Commerce members (02/05/12)
Many people underestimate the reach of agriculture, according to Dr. Jon Hagler, the director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, who spoke to the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce on Friday morning at the Show Me Center. "Everything that feeds, fuels or clothes the world -- that's agriculture. We impact every single thing in your life in almost every way," Hagler said...
Hundreds take plunge at Trail of Tears on Saturday for Special Olympics (02/05/12)
More than 300 people took a dip in Trail of Tears State Park's Lake Boutin on Saturday to help raise money for a good cause. The sixth annual Cape Girardeau Polar Plunge was part of a statewide fundraising effort for the Special Olympics. Before Saturday nights' Post Plunge Party, which included dinner and a silent auction, $39,265 had been raised toward the goal of $50,000. ...
Two charged in Bollinger County pit bull death (02/05/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Two Marble Hill men have been charged with misdemeanor offenses related to the death and disposal of a pit bull. Levi Snider, 24, is charged with animal abuse for having allegedly killed the dog under circumstances not allowed by law. Travis Reed, 28, is charged with littering for having improperly disposed of the carcass by allegedly placing it upon premises that were not his own...
Three honored by highway patrol for rescue efforts (02/05/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The motto of the Missouri State Highway Patrol is "Service and Protection." On Thursday, the Patrol honored not their own but three citizens for the service they rendered. Capt. George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E, presented Larry Thresher of East Prairie, Mo., with an Honorary Trooper certificate and Bill E. ...
Cape naval reserve center reports burglary (02/05/12)
They don't know exactly when or how much was taken, but Naval Reserve Center officials have reported a money bag stolen from their offices at 2530 Maria Louise Lane in Cape Girardeau. The burglary and stealing report was made to the Cape Girardeau Police Department at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, said department spokesman Darin Hickey. The center's commander told police he had arrived at the center Monday and found that a money bag that contained an undetermined amount of money was missing...
75 students attend Camp Enterprise (02/05/12)
Dr. T. Wayne Lewis, right, guides players' work on a business game Friday during Camp Enterprise at the Career and Technology Center in Cape Girardeau. From left are Bethany Miget from Eagle Ridge Christian School, Haley Reed from Ste. Genevieve High School and Kyle Tenkhoff from Oran High School. ...
Club news 2/5/12 (02/05/12)
St. Mary Council of Catholic Women held their meeting on Jan. 19 in the Huels Room. Dr. K.S. Andrews and Wanda Leimer presented the program on arthritis. Thank-you notes were read from the Rev. Patrick Nwokoye for the Christmas gift and invitation to the dinner; from Mary Meyer for the quilt; Lucille Zerr for the expressions of sympathy on the death of her sister and for the Christmas gift. ...
GOP presidential candidate Santorum says Missouri important to his campaign (02/05/12)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Conservative Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says Tuesday's Missouri primary will show how he could do in a primary race with no Newt. Speaking to a news conference in Hannibal on Friday morning, Santorum said he can beat Mitt Romney one-on-one if Newt Gingrich is out of the picture...
More cities consider parades for Iraq War vets after St. Louis success (02/05/12)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis parade welcoming home Iraq War and other post-Sept. 11 veterans is spurring talk of similar parades in at least 10 other cities. Organizers of the parade that drew an estimated 100,000 observers and 20,000 participants in St. Louis on Jan. 28 say they have been approached by officials in Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Seattle, Tucson, Ariz., Nashville, Tenn., Greensboro, N.C., and Clinton, Iowa...
Mo. Senate passes health insurance measure (02/05/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri senators have approved a measure that would require approval from lawmakers or voters before the state makes efforts to set up health insurance exchanges. Health insurance exchanges allow consumers to shop online for health insurance. The federal health care law gives states until 2014 to establish their own exchanges or have one operated by the federal government...
Missouri tax revenues still lagging behind budget (02/05/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's revenues continue to lag behind what's needed to balance the budget. Figures from January show that net state revenues grew 2 percent over the same month last year. For the first seven months of the 2012 fiscal year, which began last July, Missouri's general revenues were up 1.3 percent...
New Jersey museum finds recording of Otto von Bismarck (02/05/12)
For the first time, 21st-century audiences are able to hear the voice of Otto von Bismarck, one of the 19th century's most important figures. The National Park Service announced last week that the German chancellor's voice has been identified among those found on a dozen recorded wax cylinders, each more than 120 years old, that were once stored near Thomas Edison's cot in his West Orange, N.J., lab. ...
Police clear D.C. Occupy site; seven arrested (02/05/12)
WASHINGTON -- Dozens of U.S. Park Police officers in riot gear and on horseback converged before dawn Saturday on one of the nation's last remaining Occupy sites, with police clearing away tents they said were banned under park rules. At least seven people were arrested. ...
Former Komen supporters can't forgive, forget (02/05/12)
NEW YORK -- When Dorothy Twinney first saw a Race for the Cure walk for breast cancer -- "a sea of pink" traveling through her hometown of Plymouth, Mich. -- she was so moved she sat in her car and wept. Last week, after watching The Susan G. ...
Snowstorm blankets Nebraska after dumping on Colorado (02/05/12)
OMAHA, Neb. -- A powerful winter storm that covered parts of Colorado with up to 6 feet of snow crept east across the Plains on Saturday, knocking out electricity to thousands in Nebraska as the blanket of heavy, wet precipitation downed power lines and made travel treacherous...
Romney victorious in Nevada primary (02/05/12)
LAS VEGAS -- Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney cruised to victory in the Nevada caucuses Saturday night, notching a second straight triumph over a field of rivals suddenly struggling to keep pace. "Thank you NV!," his campaign tweeted as the results were announced. "Our message of restoring America's greatness continues to resonate through the west & across the country."...
Today in History (02/05/12)
Today is Sunday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2012. There are 330 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 5, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed increasing the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices; critics accused Roosevelt of attempting to "pack" the nation's highest court. (The proposal failed in Congress.)...
Greece pressured to finish debt talks (02/05/12)
ATHENS, Greece -- Greece is under heavy pressure from its creditors to implement further austerity and structural measures if it wants to get a second, $171 billion bailout and avoid bankruptcy. Representatives of Greece's public creditors -- the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund -- have concluded a meeting with Prime Minister Lucas Papademos, who, in turn, will meet the leaders of the three parties backing his three-month-old coalition government this afternoon.. ...
Tens of thousands rally against Putin's rule (02/05/12)
MOSCOW -- Tens of thousands of protesters marched through downtown Moscow on Saturday to keep up the pressure on Prime Minister Vladimir Putin one month before a presidential election that could extend his rule for six more years. The protesters have few illusions that they can drive Putin from power now, but for the first time in years Russians are challenging his control and demanding that their voices be heard...
Heavy snowfall strands many people in Bosnia (02/05/12)
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Bosnia's government declared a state of emergency in its capital Saturday after Sarajevo was paralyzed by snow, and hundreds of people remained trapped in their homes and vehicles throughout the country. After a weeklong cold snap that has killed scores of people across Eastern Europe, more than three feet of snow fell in Sarajevo on Saturday, closing roads and public transportation...
Russia, China veto U.N. resolution on Syria's Assad (02/05/12)
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council failed again Saturday to take decisive action to stop the escalating violence in Syria as Russia and China blocked a resolution backing an Arab League plan that calls for President Bashar Assad to step down. The double-veto outraged the U.S. and European council members who feared it would embolden the Assad regime...
Notre Dame girls basketball team romps past Rebels (02/05/12)
The Bulldogs forced 41 turnovers in a 74-26 victory
Jackson girls basketball team crushes Farmington (02/05/12)
The Jackson High School girls basketball team had hit a rough patch after a sizzling start to its season. Jackson took out its frustrations Friday on a rebuilding Farmington squad that the Indians dominated for the third time this year. The Indians led wire to wire and romped to a 49-25 victory on Senior Night...
Jackson boys basketball team rallies for 73-66 victory (02/05/12)
The Jackson High School boys basketball team picked up a much-needed win thanks to a big comeback Friday. Jackson celebrated Senior Night with a stirring 73-66 victory over Farmington. The Knights led by 10 points with a little more than four minutes remaining...
High school roundup: Central boys pummel Festus 62-30 at home (02/05/12)
All the local high school events reported Saturday to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Perryville comeback falls short in overtime (02/05/12)
All the local high school events reported Friday to the Southeast Missourian.
Chaffee's Estes is Southeast Missourian football player of the year (02/05/12)
Patience on the football field seemed like a waste to Tyson Estes. His coach preached it, but he wasn't buying it. "He would tell me, ‘Be patient. Trust in your speed. The holes are going to come,'" Estes said about Chaffee coach Charlie Vickery. ...
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team falls out of second place (02/05/12)
Southeast dropped into fourth place in the OVC with a 75-72 loss at home to Tennessee State
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team clamps defense on TSU (02/05/12)

Southeast held its visitors to 22.4 percent shooting in a 50-39 win By MARTY MISHOW Southeast Missourian Strong defense has helped the offensively challenged Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team stay competitive in a lot of games this season...

Missouri charges past Kansas 74-71 (02/05/12)
L.G. Patterson ~ Associated Press Missouri's Marcus Denmon celebrates in front of Kansas' Elijah Johnson after making a basket during the first half Saturday in Columbia, Mo. Denmon finished with 29 points....
Predators defeat Blues 3-1 (02/05/12)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Pekka Rinne made 41 saves, and Martin Erat had a goal and two assists to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. The Predators have won six of seven, while the Blues have dropped three of four...
Missouri man is son of Civil War vet (02/05/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Only a few people alive in the United States today can say their father was a Civil War soldier. David Demmy Sr., executive director of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, said he is aware of only 13 men still living whose fathers fought for the Union during the Civil War, which lasted from 1861 to 1865. They range in age from 84 to 101...
Scott City church celebrates 160th anniversary, plans outreach (02/05/12)
Southeast Missouri is rich with church heritage. One of the churches with a good deal of history is Eisleben Lutheran Church of Scott City. The church recently celebrated its 160th anniversary and is looking to reach future generations. According to Vicar Marty Hasz, pastor of Eisleben, the church is "rooted in Christ and branching out in love."...
Tubby tabby gets revolutionary new knee joint (02/05/12)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Because Cyrano weighs more than 20 pounds, amputating his cancer-weakened leg was out of the question. So the tubby tabby's owners turned to doctors and engineers at North Carolina State University to get him back into mice-catching trim...
Awards/Accomplishments 2/5/12 (02/05/12)
Patsy Johnson and Laverne Nothdurft were honored with the Thatcher award and pin signed by the president general and the National Chairman of the Junior American Citizen Committee. The theme was "Preserving America's Past." Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students were involved. Members who remembered Pearl Harbor shared their stories, which were compiled...
Adopt Jack (02/05/12)
Jack is a lovable 2-year-old large size black cat with a long body After giving him a moment to warm up to you, he would appreciate attention and being in a home.
Pet of the Week 2/5/12 (02/05/12)
Name: Max Owner: Melissa Miller Favority activity: Max loves playing fetch with his toy squirrel. Name: Max Owner: Melissa Miller...
FYI 2/5/12 (02/05/12)
Dr. John Yeats, executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention, will be leading Bethany Baptist Church at the 8:30 a.m. and the 11 a.m. services today. Yeats was elected with 92 percent of the vote by the MBC Executive Board on Oct. 13, and was officially installed during special ceremonies on the convention's Oct. ...
SikestonChamber Choir going back in time with madrigal dinner (02/05/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- It is a trip back in time to ensure the future of the arts at Sikeston High School. Proceeds from the second annual Ye Olde Madrigal Dinner, scheduled for Feb. 11 at the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, will benefit the Sikeston Public Schools Foundation and in particular the Collins Foundation, which supports arts programs throughout the school district...
Westminster introduces 6 new breeds to competition (02/05/12)
LOS ANGELES -- Six dogs will make history this year as the newest breeds eligible to compete at Westminster. If they have visions of winning, though, history is against them. The names of some of these rookie breeds competing in this year's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb. ...
Adopt Ziggy (02/05/12)
Ziggy is a 4 month old heeler mix. He is available for adoption at the Humane Society, 573-334-5837. Ziggy is a 4 month old heeler mix. He is available for adoption at the Humane Society, 573-334-5837....
Your Generosity (02/05/12)
The Franklin County Honor Flight benefit fundraiser was held at the Perryville American Legion on Oct. 22. The event raised $3,135 in donations and ticket sales. The Modern Woodmen of America from Perryville, Mo., donated $2,500 bringing the total amount raised to $5,635. ...
Deer Creek Christian Academy donates to, visits SEMO Food Bank (02/05/12)
During Advent, students at Deer Creek Christian Academy in Cape Girardeau collected nonperishable food items, creating a "wall of giving" in the school hallway. On Jan. 24, the students delivered the food to the SEMO Food Bank. They toured the facility and learned about how the food bank network operates. ...
ABCs of a peaceful school (02/05/12)
Alma Schader Elementary is taking a stand against bullying with its Anti-Bullying Club, formed by five second-graders in fall 2010. "We saw a lot of bullying outside, and we wanted to stop it," said Grace Sanders, an original member who's now in third grade...
Loving God with everything that we are (02/05/12)
"Jesus replied: 'The most important one is this: Listen, Israel! The Lord our God is the only Lord. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.'" -- Mark 12:29-30 This is what we are created for...
The mission and those who carry it out (02/05/12)
"It is here now, the supreme folly. This is its hour." The aforementioned was the reputed final declaration (possibly apocryphal) of Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury. Becket was said to have spoken the words just before his assassination by barons loyal to English King Henry II in the year 1170...
Concocted images in ice formations (02/05/12)
A close look at nature will reveal its ever-changing character. While investigating thin ice on water that had pooled in an old woodland truck track, I noticed this image. With my camera braced securely on a bean bag and the lens about two inches above this nature-made caricature of a dog's head, I snapped the picture...
Martha Kaufman (02/05/12)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Martha Jordan Kaufman, 91, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of East Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.
Lotta Robins (02/05/12)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Lotta Mae Robins, 82, of Advance passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Bob Gribler (02/05/12)
Former Cape Girardeau County sheriff Herman F. "Bob" Gribler, 69, of Jackson died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at his home.
Willa Stanford (02/05/12)
Willa Rhea Robb Stanford, 79, of Acton, Mass., formerly of Cape Girardeau, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, after a brief illness and suffering heart failure. Survivors include two sons, Dan Stanford of Acton, Price A. Stanford of Nicholasville, Ky.; a daughter, Denise Stanford Faith of Clinton, Miss.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Terry Robb of Carbondale, Ill.; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends...
Donald Frymire (02/05/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Donald B. Frymire, 87, of Marble Hill passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Woodland Hills in Marble Hill.
Faye Heath (02/05/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Faye Heath, 80, of Chaffee passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at the home of a son in Cape Girardeau, due to an illness.
Virginia Loucks (02/05/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Virginia "Jenny" Loucks, 82, of Chaffee passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 20, 1930, in Brownwood, Mo., to the late William and Mildred Speer Sparkman. Jenny married John "Jack" Loucks on June 6, 1947, and he preceded her in death Jan. 23, 1988...
Luella Brase (02/05/12)
Luella Alma Brase, 97, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Gordonville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Monticello House in Jackson.
Births 2/5/12 (02/05/12)
Daughter to Trevor Scott Kirn and Jessica Marie Trost of Chaffee, Mo., Southeast Hospital, 4:06 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Name, Aria Michelle. Weight, 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Ms. Trost is the former Jessica Coomer, daughter of Mary Coomer and Kenny Coomer of Delta. She is a licensed practical nurse with White and Associates. Kirn is the son of Kathy Kirn and Larry Kirn of Chaffee. He is employed at Alan Wire...
Fieser - Hearnes (02/05/12)
Dan and Mary Jane Fieser of Tilsit announce the engagement of their daughter, Hallie Anne Fieser, to David Eastman Hearnes, both of Knoxville, Tenn. He is the son of Jo Ann Hearnes of Cape Girardeau and Walter Hearnes of Elkton, Md. Fieser is a 2005 graduate of Jackson High School. ...
Cape Girardeau police report 2/5/12 (02/05/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Cape Girardeau County The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 2/5/12 (02/05/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Jackson police and fire report 2/5/12 (02/05/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Out of the past 2/5/12 (02/05/12)
Britt Airways Inc. has been forced to halt commuter service from a hub in St. Louis that served Cape Girardeau and 12 other cities because the company was losing money on the operation. Postal ledgers dating back to the days when mail was delivered by train and on horseback are going to be part of a permanent display at the River Heritage Museum, thanks to the Cape Girardeau post office; about 23 ledgers dating from 1870 to 1909 are being donated to the museum...
School menus Feb. 6 to 10 (02/05/12)
Cape Girardeau Elementary MONDAY--Corn dog or turkey & cheese on bun, corn, pears, vanilla wafers. TUESDAY--Cheeseburger or ham & cheese on bun, fries, apple sections. WEDNESDAY--Ravioli or turkey & cheese on bun, peas & carrots, roll, pineapple...
Hope Children's Home (02/05/12)
Imagine what these children must think. Some have watched their parents abuse drugs. Some have been abused. They have seen and endured things that no child should. Two Jackson residents, Kevin and Lisa Moore, and a handful of other generous people are helping these children in a special way...
Speak Out 2/5/12 (02/05/12)
ON Jan. 23 our country recognized the 39th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade which legalized abortion. Approximately 500,000 people marched in protest of this court decision on the streets of Washington, D.C. Not one major news network covered this event. ...
Prayer 2/5/12 (02/05/12)
O Lord Jesus, we sing to you, for you are highly exalted. Amen.
Ride of the Week submission (02/05/12)
Make and model: 1975 corvette stingray Owner(s): Bobby Golden Owner's hometown: Marble Hill,mo this old vette has a 350 eng bored out 40 over about 375-400 H.P. My car's name: my hot 75 i bought this from a man at a car show 2 years i redone the motor...
Local Football Team Lends a Helping Hand (02/05/12)
Coaches and team members, from the Cape Central High School football team, gave up their Saturday to lend a hand to Discovery Playhouse. The children's museum was in need of help packing up the "Alice's Wonderland" traveling exhibit. "These crates were massive and so was the truck that they were being transported in," said Jennifer Mullix, Executive Director of Discovery Playhouse. ...
Grandkids (02/05/12)
Max, Molly, Kacie and Madison all pose for a picture for grandma and grandpa....all the grand "kids"!
Max and Molly (02/05/12)
our Boston Terriers, Max (2 years) and Molly (4 years)
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