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Stories from Monday, February 27, 2012

The Red House celebrating Cape founder Louis Lorimier (02/27/12)
Although 2012 marks the bicentennial anniversary of Louis Lorimier's death, historians are celebrating the Cape Girardeau founder's life by taking a closer look into his local trade business that supplied early settlers with everything from whiskey to turkeys...
‘Between Two Rivers' tells history of Cairo, Ill. (02/27/12)
When Lewis and Clark arrived in what would be Cairo, Ill., in 1803, they saw a land full of contradiction. John G. Comegys, who had purchased the land, was already well aware of what could become of the area. "The junction of the two rivers had long been looked upon as a geographic point of very great importance. ...
County public administrator race reaches double digits (02/27/12)
The list keeps growing for what has become the most sought after job in Cape Girardeau County government, with Sunday's announcement from nurse and local GOP leader Lisa Reitzel pushing the number of public administrator hopefuls to 10. And the list could get lengthier as early as today, if Cape Girardeau City Coucilwoman Debra Tracy decides she wants to run for the job, too...
‘The Pajama Game' draws crowds to River Campus (02/27/12)
A labor dispute at a pajama factory may not sound captivating, but add an orchestra, humor and a dash of romance, and suddenly sleepwear production politics aren't so mundane. That's exactly what Southeast Missouri State University students did in their production of "The Pajama Game" last week and Sunday at the Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus...
Illinois lawmaker gathering pro-Tamms signatures (02/27/12)
A Southern Illinois lawmaker displeased with Gov. Pat Quinn's proposal to close Tamms Correctional Center is collecting signatures to take to the governor. For more on this story, visit www.thesouthern.com.
Man pleads guilty to jail escape (02/27/12)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A week after being apprehended for allegedly escaping from the Stoddard County Jail, a Puxico, Mo.,-area man pleaded guilty to those actions. Jason Stroup, 34, pleaded guilty Thursday to felony escape from custody and was sentenced to three years in prison. The sentence is to run consecutively to the combined 12-year sentences Stroup received earlier this month on forgery charges...
East Prairie man arrested on arson charges in Anniston (02/27/12)
ANNISTON, Mo. -- An East Prairie man is facing arson charges for a fire in Anniston. Mississippi County Sheriff's Department deputies responded Thursday to a call to the Missouri Department of Family Services regarding a home in Anniston, according to Sheriff Keith Moore...
Three arrested on drug charges after delivery of cigarette pack to jail (02/27/12)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Three people are in the custody of the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department as the result of video surveillance footage from the Stoddard County Jail in Bloomfield. According to Sheriff Carl Hefner, Matthew Taylor, 28, of Batesville, Ark., was allegedly shown on the video throwing a cigarette pack over the back fence of the jail to a trusty. ...
Kennett man arrested on drug charges in Hayti (02/27/12)
HAYTI, Mo. -- A 49-year-old Kennett man was arrested on drug charges at Hayti following a traffic stop. According to authorities, police officers pulled over a vehicle Thursday night for improper registration. Officers obtained consent to search the vehicle and found marijuana and drug paraphernalia...
Black smoke leads officer to Poplar Bluff meth lab (02/27/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Black smoke filling the sky Thursday morning led a police officer to finding not only a fire, but a suspected shake-and-bake methamphetamine lab. Poplar Bluff police detective Corey Mitchell was driving when he saw black smoke, which he thought was a house fire. He found the source of the smoke to be a fire in the front yard of a garage and approached Nathan Montgomery who was near the fire...
‘Art for the Health of It' exhibit opens at Southeast Hospital (02/27/12)
"Olive Trees," an oil painting by Jan Chamberlain, won best of show among the 52 paintings and photographs in the 17th annual "Art for the Health of It" exhibit Sunday at Southeast Hospital. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri and SoutheastHEALTH, the exhibit will remain open through April 26 outside the first-floor surgical waiting room. ...
Candidate questionnaire: Ellen Dillon (02/27/12)
NAME: Ellen Dillon AGE: 53 PLACE OF BIRTH: Buffalo, Wyoming SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Spouse: Rob Dillon Children: Jeremy and Cecilia Dillon OCCUPATION: Instructor of Communication Studies EMPLOYER: Southeast Missouri State University BUSINESS OWNED, ALL OR PART:...
Candidate questionnaire: Calvin Brown (02/27/12)
NAME: Calvin Brown AGE: 73 PLACE OF BIRTH: East Prairie, Mo. SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Wife: Barbara Brown Children: Donna Nall, Tammy Staab, Mark Freeman OCCUPATION: Minister EMPLOYER: United Methodist Church at Benton, Mo. BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART: none...
First black MLB coach to be honored at Mo. Capitol (02/27/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The late Buck O'Neil, who went from baseball's Negro Leagues to become the first black coach in Major League Baseball, is being honored at the Missouri Capitol. O'Neil will be inducted Monday afternoon into the Hall of Famous Missourians, the display of bronze busts in the Capitol's third-floor rotunda. He died in 2006 at the age of 94...
Mo. changing rules for Medicaid ‘spend down' plan (02/27/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Some low-income seniors and people with disabilities in Missouri could have to pay more out of their pockets to qualify for Medicaid coverage under changes being initiated after the state realized it was running afoul of federal rules...
Analysis: Numbers of Senate districts matter (02/27/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Decisions about new boundaries for Missouri Senate districts will help determine the number of Republicans and Democrats in the chamber. But the more subtle assignment of numbers to those districts could affect who serves in those districts...
Anti-compulsive bet programs vary widely from casino to casino (02/27/12)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- As lost weekends go, this one was a doozy. The woman and her longtime boyfriend, regular Atlantic City gamblers, lost $100,000 in two days in early January. She lost her job, and they now owe $205,000 to five Atlantic City casinos, with no realistic prospects of paying it back...
Today in History (02/27/12)
Today is Monday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2012. There are 308 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 27, 1942, the Battle of the Java Sea began during World War II; Imperial Japanese naval forces scored a decisive victory over the Allies...
West dismisses Syria constitution vote as ‘farce' (02/27/12)
DAMASCUS, Syria -- The U.S. and its allies dismissed the Syrian regime's referendum on a new constitution Sunday as a "farce" meant to justify the bloody crackdown on dissent. But voters in government strongholds suggested why some Syrians have not joined the uprising against President Bashar Assad: Loyalty, distrust of the opposition and fear his fall will ignite a civil war...
Colombia's FARC announces halt to kidnapping (02/27/12)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia's main rebel group said Sunday it is abandoning the practice of kidnapping and will soon free its last remaining "prisoners of war" -- 10 security force members held for as long as 14 years. The leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, announced on its website that it would no longer kidnap civilians "for financial ends," unequivocally renouncing for the first time a tool it long used against Colombia's well-heeled as well as foreigners...
Jackson's Reisenbichler claims Liberty Nationals wrestling title (02/27/12)
Jackson freshman Jarrett Reisenbichler captured the 106-pound title at the Liberty Nationals wrestling meet Saturday. The divisions for the meet, which was held in Kansas City, Mo., were determined by a wrestler's age and weight. Jackson had four wrestlers finish second. Tyler Rush (138), Clay Miller (145), Jacob Colyott (152) and Josh Stone (170) were runners-up for the Indians...
Southeast Missouri State baseball team claims weekend series with 26-7 rout of IPFW (02/27/12)
It didn't take the Southeast Missouri State baseball team long to bounce back from Saturday's disappointing loss. The Redhawks scored 10 runs in the first inning and crushed visiting IPFW 26-7. Sunday's finale of a three-game series at Capaha Field was stopped after 6 1/2 innings following an agreement between the coaches...
Southeast Missouri State tennis team claims its first victory (02/27/12)
The Southeast Missouri State women's tennis team picked up its first victory of the season Sunday, beating host Bradley 6-1 in Peoria, Ill. Southeast (1-3) won five of the six singles matches and two of three doubles to win the doubles point. Singles winners for the Redhawks were Nikole Novikova, Elizabeth Nyenwe, Jessica Courtnell, Melissa Martin and Heather Robinson...
Bullinger wins Big 12 title for Missouri (02/27/12)
Jacob Bullinger saved his personal best for the right time. The Missouri junior won the Big 12 title in the weight throw at the weekend's Big 12 Championships. Bullinger, who graduated from Jackson High School, won with a throw of 63 feet, 2 1/4 inches. He won by more than 2 feet...
Daytona 500 start pushed back to 7 p.m. Monday (02/27/12)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Are you ready for some racing -- some Monday night racing? NASCAR pushed the start of its season-opening Daytona 500 to Monday night, under the lights and in primetime for the first time in its history. "We hope to have 'Lady and gentlemen, start your engines,' at 7:02 and then warm up and go to green flag," NASCAR President Mike Helton said. "We believe this is a reasonable expectation."...
Cardinals want to go Greene at second base (02/27/12)
St. Louis is giving the former first-round draft choice a chance to win the starting job at second base
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team needs to regain form at OVC tourney (02/27/12)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team will enter the Ohio Valley Conference tournament looking to regain the momentum it possessed until just recently. The Redhawks are in the postseason event for the second consecutive year after not making the field since the 2006-07 campaign, but some Southeast fans probably are bummed over the Redhawks' current season-high four-game losing streak and the fact they didn't earn one of the tournament's first-round byes...
Fruitland individuals with sewer problems can join district (02/27/12)
I wanted to say thank you to Scott Moyers for his article highlighting the sewer system issues facing residents and businesses in the Fruitland area. Recognizing the looming problems dealing with wastewater in an increasingly stringent regulatory climate, in 1997 the voters created the Cape Girardeau County Sewer District No. ...
‘The Artist' earns best-picture, lead-actor Oscars (02/27/12)
LOS ANGELES -- "The Artist" won five Academy Awards on Sunday including best picture, becoming the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood's highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago. Among other prizes for the black-and-white comic melodrama were best actor for Jean Dujardin and director for Michel Hazanavicius...
Jagger sizes up Obama's singing as ‘courageous' (02/27/12)
WASHINGTON -- The reviews are in, and Mick Jagger sizes up President Barack Obama's singing of the blues last week as nothing short of "courageous." The Rolling Stones frontman said Thursday the president did "very well" when bluesman Buddy Guy successfully prodded him to join in on a few lines of "Sweet Home Chicago," the blues anthem of the president's home town, during an East Room concert earlier in the week...
Plummer oldest award winner at Oscars (02/27/12)
LOS ANGELES -- Christopher Plummer became the oldest acting winner ever at the Academy Awards for his supporting performance in "Beginners," while veteran bit player Octavia Spencer earned the supporting-actress prize Sunday for her breakout role in "The Help."...
Entrepreneurs showcase their talents at 'Oneness in Blackness' expo (02/27/12)
Betty Mosley loved to buy hats. They got so expensive, though, she started making them herself. Now, she has her own business making and selling them to others. Mosley was one of about 15 local small business owners who took part in the "Oneness in Blackness" Business & Entrepreneur Expo at the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau...
People on the move 02/27/12 (02/27/12)
Dr. Gabe E. Soto was the first physician in Missouri to qualify for limited market release of the new Safire BLU Duo-Bi-directional Irrigated Ablation Catheter, an innovative technology that treats cardiac arrhythmia. Soto, a cardiology and electrophysiology specialist with Cardiovascular Consultants of Cape Girardeau, is certified to use this new technology due to his high level of electrophysiology expertise. ...
Razing Cain to open Thursday in Mollie's old location (02/27/12)
Razing Cain will open at 11 S. Spanish St. at 4 p.m. Thursday. It's the first business to open operated by The Broadway Esquire Entertainment Group, which is also working to renovate the Esquire Theater on Broadway and has plans for a Marquee Diner...
J.B. Malone (02/27/12)
J.B. Malone, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Gene Sample (02/27/12)
C. E. "Gene" Sample, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at The Lutheran Home. He was born Feb. 12, 1926 in Sedgewickville, Mo., to William R. and Reva G. Niswonger Sample. He married Ruth M. Kasten on Oct. 17, 1948, in Pocahontas. Gene was a graduate of Patton High School. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy and in the invasion of southern France. He was in the Naval Reserve for five years...
Barbara Schaefer (02/27/12)
Barbara Helen Schaefer, 95, of Scott City died at 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 31, 1916 in Ancell, Mo., the daughter of Andrew and Philomena Hamm Glueck. She married Zeno "Sam" Michael Schaefer on Nov. 23, 1939, in Kelso, Mo. He preceded her in death March 24, 1962...
Births 2/27/12 (02/27/12)
Son to Gerald Wayne Scott Jr. and Karen Renee Dollins of Parma, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 1:32 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. Name, Logan Gabrial. Weight, 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Second son. Ms. Dollins is the daughter of Joe Dollins of Morley, Mo., and Lisa Hamm of Chaffee, Mo. Scott is the son of Gerald Scott and Lisa Scott of Parma. He is employed by M.E. Energy...
Cape Girardeau fire report 2/27/12 (02/27/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 2/27/12 (02/27/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police and fire report 2/27/12 (02/27/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Out of the past 2/27/12 (02/27/12)
Comedian Pat Paulsen, who was the featured attraction at the First Exchange Corporation's annual stockholders dinner last night at Jackson, said he would probably run for president again in 1988. A committee studying a proposed recreational lake for Cape Girardeau County is focusing its efforts on two possible sites; one is near Millersville on Whitewater River, running north and east of Highway 72, while the other is on Little Whitewater River, running west and south of Highway 72...
Deer and uniforms (02/27/12)
Two recent issues in Cape Girardeau have captured the emotions of our community: The school uniform proposal and the possibility of urban deer hunting. The debate on both of these issues is healthy. That people are talking, arguing their points, delving into the issues and petitioning their government is what you would hope and expect of a free society...
Honoring musical talent (02/27/12)
On March 8, 9 and 10, Cape Girardeau Central High School will present "Fiddler on the Roof" in the Central Junior High auditorium. The production is a collaborative effort with Central's Red Dagger Drama Club and the Central High Music Department. In this, our centennial year, we are honored to recognize the rich tradition of musical theater at Central High School...
Speak Out 2/27/12 (02/27/12)
I don't want to pay for health care costs associated with television viewing. Please, television, give us the news that is on television, not on your computers or ePods or whatever. You are supposed to give us our local news. You don't need to be giving us all of that junk off the computers. Come on, earn your keep...
Prayer 2/27/12 (02/27/12)
O Heavenly Father, please give us strength to meet life's challenges. Amen.
Cape Girardeau Schools Kindergarten Screening (02/27/12)
The Cape Girardeau School District will host Kindergarten enrollment and screening March 12-15 for all children who will be attending kindergarten for the 2012-2013 school year. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must turn 5 years of age on or before July 31, 2012...
Schuessler is Elks Student of Month (02/27/12)
Perryville Elks Lodge 2701 honored Perryville High School senior Erin Schuessler as the January Student of the Month. Erin is the daughter of James and Jane Schuessler of Perryville. She receives a $500 savings bond scholarship from the Elks. Erin has been on the honor roll all 4 years of high school. She plans to attend Mineral Area College to study nursing...
Shea Leible signs with JeffCo (02/27/12)
Perryville High School senior Shea Leible has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball next year for the Jefferson College Vikings volleyball team in Hillsboro. She is pictured here (front, center) flanked by her parents Rod and Dawn Leible of Perryville. ...
PHS students place at Exhibiting Excellence (02/27/12)
Nine Perryville High School art students have earned the honor of exhibiting their work at Southeast Missouri State University's 34th annual high school art exhibition called Exhibiting Excellence. Two students have placed in the juried art show for which just 109 pieces were selected from this region...
PHS students perform with All-State band, choir (02/27/12)
Three Perryville High School students -- Gabriel Lockhart, Nate Kinnison and Josh Stevens - were recently named to the All-State Band and Choir, which rehearsed and performed at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Jan. 25-28. Senior Gabriel Lockhart was accepted into the All-State Band. He is the son of Angela Lockhart and Michael Lockhart, both of Perryville. He has played clarinet since the sixth grade. His band director at Perryville High School is Jay Peters...
Wii're on fire for math at PHS (02/27/12)
A new program is lighting a fire for math in the hearts of Perryville High School students -- and gives them the chance to win a Kindle Fire or a Wii gaming console. Math on Fire is a web-based supplemental before- and after-school program to boost mathematic achievement. ...
The Printing Co. Turns '25 in 2012!', Gives Back (02/27/12)
The Printing Co. is celebrating turning "25 in 2012!" But unlike most birthday parties where the guest of honor receives gifts, the company intends to give back all year long in a 'Birthday Gift Give-Back' to the communities it serves: Cape Girardeau, Perryville and Farmington...
Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary's Adorable Adoptable (02/27/12)
Talula is an 8-year-old, dainty tabby and white cat. She is very lovable and rubs on the volunteers as they work around her room at Safe Harbor. Just a real sweetheart who is very fond of people and loves attention. She came to another sanctuary as a kitten and then her journey brought her to Safe Harbor. ...
Art for the Health of It Award Winners (02/27/12)
The 2012 Art for the Health of It exhibit opened with a reception on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Southeast Hospital. Pictured from left: Juror's Award winner David Hammond, Arts Council of Southeast Missouri Executive Director Murielle Wyman, Juror's Award winner David Walker, Juror's Award winner Rhonda Johnson and Joyce Miller of the Southeast Hospital Marketing Department who helped coordinate the exhibition. ...
Students, staff display positive behavior (02/27/12)
Two students and a staff member at Perryville High School were recently honored as part of the school-wide Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program. They are (from left) juniors Cody Hogan and Seth Noland, and PHS custodian Tina Berkbuegler. They each received a $10 gift certificate from Hoeckele Bakery in Perryville...
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