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Stories from Friday, March 2, 2012

FEMA, SEMA teams assess damage from Wednesday storms in Cape County (03/02/12)
Federal and state assessments of damage from Wednesday's storms were conducted Friday morning in Cape Girardeau County. A team of FEMA and SEMA workers descended upon areas in and near Oak Ridge and Pocahontas after gathering outside Oak Ridge High School around 7:30 a.m...
Cape County Commission specifies concerns about Fruitland incorporation (03/02/12)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission has released a letter to residents seeking to incorporate part of Fruitland that outlined three "points of contention" with their plan to become a village.
Mother and daughter receive minor injuries in I-55 accident (03/02/12)
A mother and daughter were injured in a rollover crash Friday morning on Interstate 55. Cape Girardeau Fire Chief Rick Ennis said the two were trapped inside the vehicle for around 15 minutes, but when crews arrived on scene, both were conscious and talking and appeared to be only slightly injured.
Cape floodwall mural may need touch-up after vandalism (03/02/12)
For seven years, local artist Craig Thomas was among those who lobbied, raised money and then helped plan Cape Girardeau's floodwall murals. Then he was one of those who -- for a year -- helped do the work to bring the colorful concepts to life under the direction of Chicago muralist Thomas Melvin...
National Weather Service assesses Southeast Missouri storm damage; Nixon tours area (03/02/12)
Gov. Jay Nixon spent Thursday touring areas of the state damaged by Wednesday's severe storms and promoting preparation for the next possible round of severe weather forecast for today.
Man charged with shooting at vehicle in Poplar Bluff (03/02/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A former Illinois teenager, with apparent gang affiliations and on probation for drug-related charges, sits in jail accused of firing two rounds into a passing car Wednesday afternoon. Just after 4 p.m., Poplar Bluff police were sent to the area of Alice and Valley streets because of a man firing a handgun, according to police chief Danny Whiteley. "They last saw him walking briskly on Alice southbound."...
New Madrid County man sentenced for assaulting son (03/02/12)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A New Madrid County man will spend 17 years in prison for assaulting his young son. Ricky Garza Jr., 20, of Canalou, Mo., was sentenced to prison after entering a guilty plea to first-degree assault. Circuit Judge Fred Copeland sentenced Garza Tuesday...
Cape police lacking applications for upcoming citizens academy (03/02/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department would like to train residents in the various facets of law enforcement, but only if enough people want to learn. The Cape Girardeau Citizens Police Academy is slated to begin March 13, but the department is still shy of the 10 applicants needed, said Cpl. Ike Hammonds, who runs the academy. Applications for the academy are due Thursday, and the department has only received two...
Strong storm causes tornado scare around Cape Girardeau; tornado watch canceled (03/02/12)
A strong storm whipped through Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Scott and Stoddard counties at about 60 miles per hour around noon on Friday. Damage from the storm wasn't immediately clear.
Oran man pleads guilty to child porn charges (03/02/12)
BENTON, Mo, -- An Oran, Mo., man charged with downloading child pornography to his computer pleaded guilty Wednesday. Andrew Stroud, 22, was charged last year with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. An investigation by Scott County, the Poplar Bluff Police Department and the Southeast Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force found that Stroud had downloaded videos containing child pornography...
Four Perryville city employees fired after theft investigation (03/02/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Four Perryville city employees have been fired as a result of an investigation into stolen city property, city officials said in a news release Thursday. The Perryville city government began an investigation last month into allegations of city property being stolen. This investigation focused on the Public Works Department and initially involved the sale of Perryville's scrap or salvaged material, according to the release...
Mo. Senate rejects farm tax increases (03/02/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers have rejected a plan that would have increased property taxes on the state's best farmland. Property taxes for farms are based on the land's "productive value." Farms are divided into eight categories based on land quality. The State Tax Commission recommended increasing productive values for the four highest grades...
Waller attorney will have to resubmit appeal on federal sentence (03/02/12)
Clay Waller's appeal on his federal sentence for making a threat over the Internet was deemed deficient by a case manager Thursday. Waller's attorney, Scott Tilsen, electronically submitted the appeal Wednesday afternoon but it was flagged Thursday because Tilsen had only submitted the brief's cover page, according to a memorandum from Missouri Court of Appeals case manager Jackie Polk...
State senator announces run for judge seat (03/02/12)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Republican Sen. Rob Mayer announced Thursday he intends to seek the judicial seat of the 35th Circuit, currently held by Judge Stephen R. Sharp. The seat is up for election in November. Mayer is currently serving as a state senator, representing the 25th District. Due to term limits, he cannot seek re-election...
MoDOT: $3 million Highway 34 project starts in '13 (03/02/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Bollinger County residents who live on Highway 34 west of Glenallen have known for some time that the Missouri Department of Transportation plans to widen the road and straighten some curves. Those who came to the public hearing Thursday afternoon at Woodland School were more interested in when the project would start and when MoDOT would notify them about buying easements...
Jefferson principal, Central Middle assistant principal named (03/02/12)
The Cape Girardeau School District released hiring choices Thursday for principal of Jefferson Elementary and assistant principal of Central Middle School. Christa Turner will serve as principal at Jefferson beginning in the 2012-2013 school year. Turner is currently in her fifth year as assistant principal at Jackson Middle School. She was previously a sixth-grade teacher and worked for a year at the junior high and a year in the Kelso School District...
SEMO cancels announcement on S.H.O.W. Mobile partnership (03/02/12)
Southeast Missouri State University has canceled an announcement set this afternoon regarding a new partnership for its Southeast Health on Wheels mobile clinic, called the S.H.O.W. mobile. From the university's news release about the cancellation: Due to severe storms in the area, the news conference scheduled for 1:30 p.m. ...
Candidate questionnaire: Andy Renner (03/02/12)
NAME: Andy Renner AGE: 59 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape County OCCUPATION: Retired from Procter and Gamble 2004 PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT: Sought Fruitland Fire Board 2008 Served on GreenBriar Meadows Subdivision Board in Fruitland EMPLOYER: Saint Francis Hospital Van Transportation Part Time...
Candidate questionnaire: Robert P. Wilson (03/02/12)
NAME: Robert P. Wilson AGE: 75 PLACE OF BIRTH: St. Louis SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Wife, Shelley. Four grown children and two step-children. OCCUPATION: Retired, working part time at Mo-Kita Distributing EMPLOYER: Mo-Kita Distributing BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART: None...
Pavement repairs set for I-55 in Perry County (03/02/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Southbound Interstate 55 in Perry County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction next week, as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. The first section of interstate is between mile marker 130 and mile marker 126. ...
I-55 in Scott County reduced for pavement repairs (03/02/12)
Southbound Interstate 55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction as contractor crews underseal the pavement. This section of highway is from Route M at Scott City to Highway 77 at Benton, Mo. Weather permitting, the work will begin Tuesday at 7 a.m. ...
Route UU in New Madrid, Stoddard counties closed for pipe replacement (03/02/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route UU in New Madrid and Stoddard counties will be closed Monday and Tuesday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway. This section of road is between Route D in New Madrid County and County Road 792 in Stoddard County. ...
I-55 in Scott County reduced for pavement repairs (03/02/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Northbound Interstate 55 beneath the overpass at Highway 77 at Benton, Mo., will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will begin at 7 a.m. Monday and will conclude by 3 p.m. ...
Contract for seal coat in New Madrid, Scott counties awarded (03/02/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded a contract for improvements to Highway 80 in New Madrid County and Route M in Scott County. The $300,133 contract was awarded to Missouri Petroleum Products Co. of St. ...
Bids for Highway 34 work in Bollinger County rejected (03/02/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission rejected bids for the contract to improve Highway 34 in Bollinger County on Thursday. Bids received for the project were higher than anticipated. The project includes grading and paving from west of County Road 500 to east of Route ZZ near Marble Hill, Mo., and from west of Route ZZ to east of Highway 51 near Marble Hill. ...
Commission awards contract for road overlays (03/02/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has awarded a contract to overlay various routes throughout Southeast Missouri. The $1,232,289 contract was awarded to Pace Construction Co. of St. Louis. The project will include overlays on more than 20 miles of roads. ...
Cairo bridge to reopen next week (03/02/12)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the reopening of the bridge carrying U.S. 60 and 62 over the Mississippi River south of Cairo in Alexander County. It will be open to all legally configured vehicles, with a maximum gross weight of 40 tons and maximum axle weight of 10 tons, beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday...
Missouri revenues lag behind budget (03/02/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri revenues through the first eight months of this fiscal year remain below what's needed to balance the state budget. The state Office of Administration reported Friday that net revenues from July through February increased about 2.4 percent over the same period a year earlier. The governor's office says the budget is based upon a 2.7 percent growth rate...
Mo. House endorses quicker intervention in schools (03/02/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- State education officials could step in quicker to assist failing Missouri school districts under legislation approved Thursday in the House. Lawmakers were moving to allow more rapid state involvement in troubled districts two months after Kansas City schools became unaccredited. ...
Branson ready for tourists despite damage (03/02/12)
BRANSON, Mo. -- The busy tourism season is just around the corner in Branson, and officials in the Missouri music mecca said Friday that the tornado that smashed through this week won't change that. The EF2 tornado that struck around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday brought winds of up to 130 mph as the twister hopped along the Branson Strip, damaging about four dozen commercial structures including six of the town's 50 theaters and 22 of the 200 hotels and motels...
NY, Mo. senators push feds' gas price fixing probe (03/02/12)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Two senators are pushing for a quick resolution of a federal investigation into whether there is gas price fixing through oil refineries. The Federal Trade Commission has been investigating since last year whether gas prices have been kept artificially high...
Mo. Senate rejects property tax increase on farms (03/02/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers rejected a plan Thursday that would have increased taxes on the state's best farmland, even as some senators said putting off the property tax increases would be unfair to the state's urban and suburban residents...
Court strikes Mo. auditor's power on initiatives (03/02/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri judge has struck down the state auditor's authority to prepare financial estimates for ballot initiatives. The ruling by Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem comes in a challenge to a proposed tobacco tax initiative for which supporters are not gathering signatures. But attorneys who specialize in initiative petitions say the ruling ultimately could affect other initiatives...
Cleanup continues after deadly Mo. twisters (03/02/12)
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) -- Several Missouri communities continue to clean up after deadly tornadoes ripped through the state. Missouri State Emergency Management Agency spokesman Mike O'Connell says all three people who died in the Wednesday morning twisters were in mobile homes...
Survey: Economy still improving in Midwest, Plains (03/02/12)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The economic recovery appears to be gaining strength in nine Midwest and Plains states, with construction being the only industry still lagging, according to a new monthly report released Thursday. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said economic growth is finally reaching beyond agriculture and energy sectors in the region. But rising energy prices and inflation could hurt future growth...
Mo. lawmaker backs expansion of 'Safe Haven' law (03/02/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri lawmaker says parents of newborns should get more time to decide whether they want to surrender their baby to the state. State law allows a parent to leave their a child at a hospital, fire station or police station within five days of the child's birth...
Study: Mo. has too many grounds for death penalty (03/02/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri has too many reasons for which prosecutors can pursue the death penalty against murder suspects and needs to do a better job of preserving forensic evidence such as DNA samples, according to a report released Thursday...
Storms wreck Ind. towns, flatten houses elsewhere (03/02/12)
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) -- Apparent tornadoes destroyed houses, sent people to hospitals and tore up the roof of a maximum security prison in northern Alabama as bad weather threatened more twisters across the region Friday, two days after storms killed 13 people in the Midwest and South...
Banks lead stock rally; Nasdaq nears 3,000 (03/02/12)
NEW YORK -- Banks dodged a big hit from the Greek debt crisis and rallied Thursday to lead the stock market higher. Strong retail sales and more encouraging news about the U.S. job market also helped stocks rise. The banks of the world are on the hook for as much as $70 billion in bond-insurance payments if Greece defaults on its debt. But a panel ruled that Greece's plan to restructure its debt should not trigger any insurance payments, at least not yet...
GOP senators fail to reverse birth control mandate (03/02/12)
WASHINGTON -- In an election-year battle mixing birth control, religion and politics, Democrats narrowly blocked an effort by Senate Republicans to overturn President Barack Obama's order that most employers or their insurers cover the cost of contraceptives...
Utah woman gives birth to third leap day baby (03/02/12)
PROVO, Utah -- In one of the rarest feats in the annals of family planning, a Utah woman has given birth on a third consecutive leap day, tying a record set in the 1960s. David and Louise Estes' daughter Jade was born Wednesday morning in Provo, an hour south of Salt Lake City, four years after their son Remington was born Feb. 29, 2008, and eight years after their son Xavier was born Feb. 29, 2004...
Banks quietly pursuing fees even after backlash (03/02/12)
NEW YORK -- Big banks, facing declining revenue and a regulatory climate that leaves them fewer creative ways to make money, are quietly introducing or experimenting with fees that are sure to outrage customers. Bank of America was shouted down by angry customers last fall when it tried to impose a $5 monthly fee for using a debit card. JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo backed off plans to impose their own fees...
Coach who was praised after Ohio school shooting speaks (03/02/12)
CHARDON, Ohio -- An assistant football coach who chased a teenage gunman from a school cafeteria shrugged off talk of being a hero Thursday and assured parents that he was with their mortally wounded children and wiped their tears amid the attack that killed three students and wounded two...
Criticism grows over NYPD's spying on Muslims in Northeast (03/02/12)
TRENTON, N.J. -- New York City's Police Department is facing mounting criticism of its secret surveillance of Muslims across the Northeast, with ACLU chapters and numerous other groups demanding an investigation and New Jersey's governor accusing the NYPD of arrogantly acting as if "their jurisdiction is the world."...
Today in History (03/02/12)
Today is Friday, March 2, the 62nd day of 2012. There are 304 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a game against the New York Knicks, an NBA record that still stands. (Philadelphia won, 169-147.)...
American teacher shot at Christian school in Iraq (03/02/12)
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq -- The quarrel at a Christian school was at first easily ignored by other students: a disagreement between a classmate and a teacher that could barely be heard. But it quickly escalated into gunfire Thursday in a murder-suicide marking the rare violent death of an American in Iraq's most peaceful region...
Europe seeks growth as austerity takes its toll (03/02/12)
BRUSSELS -- Europe's leaders have said they are committed to supporting economic growth, in a concession that their focus on austerity as the key to solving the debt crisis is not working as unemployment hits record highs and recession looms over the region...
Syrian rebels withdraw from enclave after siege (03/02/12)
BEIRUT -- After a monthlong siege, Syrian rebels made what they called a "tactical retreat" Thursday from a key district in Homs, saying they were running low on weapons and the humanitarian conditions were unbearable. Within hours of the rebels' withdrawal, President Bashar Assad's regime granted permission for the International Committee of the Red Cross to enter the neighborhood of Baba Amr, which had become a symbol of the resistance...
N. Korea nuclear envoy to visit U.S. (03/02/12)
SEOUL, South Korea -- In another sign of warming relations between two wartime foes, a senior North Korean nuclear negotiator will attend a security conference in the United States, a U.S. official confirmed Thursday. Word of Ri Yong Ho's visit to the forum held by Syracuse University comes on the heels of a breakthrough agreement that will provide much-needed U.S. food aid to North Korea in exchange for a rollback of its nuclear programs...
98-year-old woman, 40 others face gambling charge in Cyprus (03/02/12)
NICOSIA, Cyprus -- Cyprus police have summoned a 98-year-old and about 40 other elderly women to court to face gambling charges after raiding their weekly poker party. The women, mostly in their 70s, were stunned to receive a court summons this week, more than two years since the raid, said Yioula Diakantoni, the daughter of the 98-year-old...
Scott City boys basketball team survives to down Saxony Lutheran and claim district crown (03/02/12)
The Scott City boys basketball team defeated Saxony Lutheran 48-35 in the Class 3 District 3 championship game Thursday.
Oran boys basketball team downs Advance to defend district crown (03/02/12)
The Oran boys basketball team defeated top-seeded Advance 58-54 to win the Class 2 District 3 title Thursday.
Meadow Heights girls basketball team captures fourth straight district title (03/02/12)
The Meadow Heights girls basketball team defeated Lesterville 73-50 to win the Class 2 District 3 title Thursday.
Scott County Central boys basketball team stiff-arms Oak Ridge in district title game (03/02/12)
The Scott County Central boys basketball team defeated Oak Ridge 68-54 in the Class 1 District 2 title game Thursday.
Delta girls basketball team rallies in second half to down Scott County Central for title (03/02/12)
The Delta girls basketball team defeated Scott County Central 65-46 in the Class 1 District 2 title game Thursday.
Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team falls to West County in district title game (03/02/12)
The Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team lost to top-seeded West County 53-28 in the Class 3 District 3 championship game Thursday.
St. Vincent girls basketball team bows out in district semifinal (03/02/12)
The St. Vincent girls basketball team fell to Bismarck 61-51 in a Class 2 District 4 semifinal Thursday.
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team suffers heartbreaker at OVC tournament (03/02/12)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team fell to Tennessee Tech 77-73 in an Ohio Valley Conference tournament quarterfinal.
Southeast Missouri State baseball team to host Illinois State for four (03/02/12)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team has won five of six so far during its season-long 11-game homestand. But Southeast coach Mark Hogan knows the competition will increase dramatically this weekend when Illinois State visits Capaha Field for a four-game series.
Area digest 3/2/12 (03/02/12)
Three Gators swimmers were crowned Ozark Conference champions at the conference meet at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters, Mo. Brogan Davis (11 and 12), Phoebe Law (10 and younger) and Tysen Miller (10 and younger) won titles. Davis lowered his team division record in the 50-yard backstroke (28.09 seconds) and 100 backstroke (1:00.84). He won both events and added a victory in the 50 butterfly...
Cardinals lock up Molina (03/02/12)
JUPITER, Fla. -- The St. Louis Cardinals made certain another big star did not get away. Four-time Gold Glove catcher Yadier Molina agreed to a five-year, $75 million contract Thursday that kicks in next season and will keep him in St. Louis through the 2017 season. The deal makes Molina, long known for his defense and with a much improved bat, the second-highest paid catcher in the majors...
Today is a good day to thank a teacher (03/02/12)
If I have accomplished anything in life, I owe an enormous debt to the many teachers who have influenced me. My mother was a teacher. She taught in one-room schools in the Ozarks over yonder in the 1950s. She wound up teaching at schools with names like Shady Nook, Mill Creek, Otter Creek, Dale and King. ...
Exhibit at The Artist Studio inspired by teachers (03/02/12)
Almost everyone can point to a teacher who changed their view or inspired them. Judy Barks-Westrich decided to highlight this relationship in an art show titled "My Teachers, My Students and My Self" this month at The Artist Studio. The show will showcase one piece of art each from three of her teachers, three of her students and her portfolio. The exhibition also celebrates The Artist Studio's seven-year anniversary...
The Exquisite Corpse brings artists and nonartists to the drawing board (03/02/12)
If two heads are better than one, several heads must be better than that. John Pruitt, a local artist, aims to achieve that creative collaboration by reviving an old parlor game in which groups of people work together to create a piece of art. The Exquisite Corpse is derived from a 1920s surrealist parlor game known as Cadavre Exquis. ...
Artifacts 3/2/12 (03/02/12)
Jerry Ford's latest book, "Dreamers: From Small Town to Big Time," will launch from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday with a book signing at the River Campus. The book, published by the University Press, chronicles the careers of more than 100 musicians and entertainers from Cape Girardeau and the surrounding area. Ford's first book, "The Gordonville Grove," is in its third printing since debuting in September 2010...
Taking the last train to Clarksville (03/02/12)
This will be my last column for the Southeast Missourian. I'm moving to Clarksville, Tenn., where my local -- who's been elevated to fiancé -- has landed a new job. Though I'm happy to be engaged, I must force these words of goodbye upon the page...
Best bet 3/2/12 (03/02/12)
Cinema fanatics can hear songs from popular movies and television shows at "Cinemagic: Music from TV and the Silver Screen" on Thursday. This concert by the Southeast Missouri State University Southeast Wind Symphony and Concert Band will feature tunes from movies such as "The Incredibles," "The Legend of Zorro" and "Catch Me If You Can" and television miniseries "The Civil War." The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. ...
First Friday 3/2/12 (03/02/12)
FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTIONS The River View Room Works by artists Megan McCarter, Ben Pierce and Whitney Wilson will be showcased in "Dissection." Reception from 6 to 10 p.m. 123 N. Main St.; 334-4677 The Artist Studio The studio will celebrate its seventh anniversary and showcase artwork Herb Wickham, Sam Bishop, Edwin Smith, Myka Bohnsack, Ryan Hammond, Kasper Woldtvedt, and Judy Barks-Westrich in "My Teachers, My Students and My Self."...
Sgt. Joshua Born (03/02/12)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Sgt. Joshua A. Born, 25, of Niceville, Fla., died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, while serving our country in Afghanistan. He was born Dec. 4, 1986, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. He was united in marriage to Megan Myrick on June 6, 2010...
James Short (03/02/12)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- James Short, 69, of Olmsted died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Graveside service was held Wednesday at Masonic Cemetery in Cypress, Ill., with the Rev. Larry Buckles officiating. Crain Funeral Home of Dongola, Ill., was in charge of arrangements...
Christopher Hilt (03/02/12)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Christopher J. Hilt, 43, of Simpsonville, S.C., formerly of Murphysboro and Cairo, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Hillcrest Hospital in Simpsonville. There is no visitation. Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. March 9 at Mound City National Cemetery in Mound City, Ill., with the Rev. Johnny Posey officiating. Military honors will be offered by area veterans organizations and the U.S. Army...
Glenn Yingling (03/02/12)
Glenn E. Yingling, 84, a longtime resident of Newark Valley, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. He married his high school sweetheart, Cornelia "Connie" Bell on Jan. 31, 1948. Connie survives him as do his children, Dr. David (Cindy) Yingling of Cape Girardeau and their children, Michael, Sara, Meghan and Daniel; Patricia Weidberg of Albany, N.Y., and her daughter Amy; Carolyn (Kenneth) Goldfarb of Catskill, N.Y., and their children, Kira and Joshua; four great-grandchildren, Andrew, Anna, Blake and Janiya; a brother, Earl (Jane) Yingling of Titusville, Pa.; a brother-in-law, Alfred Sterling; a cousin, Burl (Shirley) Henry; several nieces and nephews.. ...
Troy Johnson (03/02/12)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Troy E. Johnson, 60, of Sedgewickville died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born July 31, 1951, in St. Louis, son of Troy S. and Mary Webb Johnson. He and Marcia Kiefer were married Sept. 21, 1974...
Earl Fish (03/02/12)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Earl Fish, 87, recently of Owasso, Okla., and formerly of Advance, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was born Oct. 18, 1924, near Zalma, Mo., to Earl and Susan Stephens Fish. He was married more than 65 years to the love of his life, Electa Pape Fish...
Births 3/2/12 (03/02/12)
Son to Jason Everett Priest and Cee Cee Boyt of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Hospital, 7:53 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Name, Jason Everett Jr. Weight, 9 pounds. Ms. Boyt is the daughter of Catherine Boyt of Benton, Ky. Priest is the son of Brenda Priest of St. Louis...
Cape Girardeau police report 3/2/12 (03/02/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 3/2/12 (03/02/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 3/2/12 (03/02/12)
Charles Kruse, the director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, says that if funds became available to establish a fourth regional diagnostic veterinary laboratory in the state, he would support locating it in Cape Girardeau; Kruse speaks to members of the agribusiness committee of the chamber of commerce...
Seabees anniversary (03/02/12)
Veterans in all branches of the military are often recognized, and deservedly so. But one unit probably not as well know by the public will soon celebrate a major milestone. Monday marks the 70th anniversary of the Seabees' founding. Local Seabees and others from the community will honor this group of veterans with a plaque dedication Saturday. ...
'Old Town is your town' (03/02/12)
Old Town Cape held its annual dinner Feb. 23 at Dockside-The Upper Deck in the downtown area. We certainly felt the support of the community as our partners, volunteers, investors and sponsors helped us to celebrate the past year. This annual event reflected on the positive efforts of our organization and we appreciate everyone who attended reinforcing for us that downtown is a special part of our Cape Girardeau community...
Speak Out 3/2/12 (03/02/12)
WITH the Big Bend Road completed, Lexington Avenue no longer has the crown for worst road in Cape Girardeau. I still think it reigns for the road with biggest bump, though. Religion and politics IT is dangerous and usually a mistake for politicians to talk about religion. ...
Prayer 3/2/12 (03/02/12)
O Lord Jesus, bless and comfort those affected by the storms. Amen.
Prescribed fire workshop planned for landowners (03/02/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Landowners can learn to use prescribed fire at a Prescribed Fire Workshop presented by the Missouri Department of Conservation on Tuesday, March 6, at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. This workshop will be given two different times to provide landowners a better opportunity to attend. The first will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and the second from 6 to 9:30 p.m...
American Cancer Society Honors Mississippi River R (03/02/12)
(Cape Girardeau, MO) -- February 15, 2012-- The American Cancer Society is honored to recognize Mississippi River Radio, as winner of the 2012 High Plains Media Award for the "Spirit of Hope Award." "Mississippi River Radio is committed to educating the community about the importance of cancer research and early detection, and to show how the community can give back through supporting the American Cancer Society," said Kelli Schenimann, Community Manager of Development for the Society. ...
Storm cloud (03/02/12)
This is the back side (looking east) of the storm March 2. We were on Kingshighway near Cape Rock.
Snow Dogs (03/02/12)
Ollie and Holly test out their fur coats in our mini Feburary snow storm.
A Sweet Moment (03/02/12)
I caught a sweet moment of my daughter Madison, smelling the daffodils we picked fresh from our yard.
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