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Stories from Sunday, March 4, 2012

Seabees plaque unveiled at Cape County Park Veterans Memorial (03/04/12)
Tom Meyer has met many veterans over the years, but rarely finds a fellow Seabee. That's because the Seabees are a special unit of the Navy scattered throughout the world and, according to Meyer, make up less than 1 percent of the military. The unit specializes in construction and combat and has 18,000 active troops...
Services for slain soldier to be held in Cape this week (03/04/12)
With combat missions scheduled to end next year, the war in Afghanistan was supposed to be winding down. If that happens, it will come too late for Megan Born. On Feb. 23, the Olive Branch, Ill., resident was made a 22-year-old war widow when her husband, Army Sgt. Joshua Born, was shot and killed outside a U.S. base there during violent protests over the U.S. military's burning of Qurans...
Floodway ditches being dug out; farmers worry work may be too late (03/04/12)
It's crunch time. With bright green wheat sprouts already blanketing much of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway, excavators sit on the banks of silted-in ditches. One scoop at a time they're digging out what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' breach of the Birds Point levee left behind in May...
Nordenia completes construction on new Jackson facility (03/04/12)
Now that construction is complete on Nordenia USA's new Jackson Industrial Park facility, crews are setting up equipment and gearing up to start production. "It's all built for growth," said Reinhold Franke, Nordenia USA's new president and chief operating officer...
Lager, candidate for lt. gov., visits Kinder's hometown (03/04/12)
State Sen. Brad Lager blew into Cape Girardeau on Friday, delivering a speech that was cut short by tornado warnings -- but was still one he hoped would help convince voters to oust the man whose hometown he was visiting. Lager, R-Savannah, spoke for a few minutes at a meeting of the Cape Girardeau County Republican Women's Club, but he never mentioned Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder by name...
Researcher shares job creation data at Chamber of Commerce event (03/04/12)
New employment trend data shows that small businesses are responsible for the greatest amount of local job growth, according to Dr. James Stapleton, executive director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Southeast Missouri State University...
New Madrid County man convicted of 2010 murder (03/04/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- A jury deliberated just more than 30 minutes before returning a guilty verdict in the stabbing death of a New Madrid, Mo., man. Robert D. Rooker, 49, was found guilty of second-degree murder and armed criminal action for the death of Patrick Bradley. Bradley was found stabbed to death April 23, 2010, at a residence in New Madrid...
Rush Limbaugh apologizes to law student for insult (03/04/12)
WASHINGTON -- Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh apologized Saturday to a Georgetown University law student he had branded a "slut" and "prostitute" after fellow Republicans as well as Democrats criticized him and several advertisers left his program...
Woman cited for DWI after I-55 collision (03/04/12)
A woman was cited for driving while intoxicated after allegedly causing a collision on Interstate 55 on Saturday. Around noon, a woman, whose name is being withheld by police, struck a van with her Ford Taurus going southbound on Interstate 55 near the William Street exit, according to the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
MoDOT to hold public meeting on Perry County roadwork (03/04/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. March 22 at the Perry Park Center in Perryville to discuss upcoming bridge projects on routes H and Y in Perry County. No formal presentation will be given, but visitors will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with a member of the project team...
Prescribed fire workshop to be held Tuesday (03/04/12)
The Missouri Department of Conservation will present a workshop on prescribed fire for landowners Tuesday at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. The workshop will be given twice, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and will include discussions on methods, equipment, safety, and why and when to use fire as a management tool...
Cape Girardeau County Commission meeting canceled for Monday (03/04/12)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission will not meet Monday "due to no agenda to address," according to an email announcement sent by the assistant to the commission Friday morning. The next meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday on the third floor of the county administrative offices in Jackson...
U.S. 60 in Stoddard County to be reduced for bridge work (03/04/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Work to replace the deck of the U.S. 60 bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in Stoddard County is expected to begin March 26, weather permitting. The bridge is east of Highway 25 near Dexter, Mo. The project won't involve a road closure due to the traffic volume in the area. ...
Tent blown a block in downtown Cape (03/04/12)
People traveling along Broadway and Frederick Street in Cape Girardeau on Friday afternoon stopped to clear a large tent from the road. Strong winds carried the tent a block from Last Call, causing some building damage along the way.
Mother and daughter injured in I-55 crash (03/04/12)
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 about 15 minutes, but when crews arrived on scene, both were conscious and talking and appeared to be only slightly injured. Emergency crews removed all four doors of the tan SUV to extricate the mother and daughter. They were taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries...
Route OO in Cape County to be closed for pipe replacement (03/04/12)
Route OO from County Road 382 to Route HH in Cape Girardeau County will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe beneath the roadway. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution...
Club news 3/4/12 (03/04/12)
Jane Clark was hostess on Feb. 9 when the Kage FCE Club met in her home for the regular monthly meeting. The devotional was presented by the hostess. President Dortha Strack presided. Dortha's tip of the day: Wash the leaves of your house plants...
Mo. legislation would restrict vasectomies (03/04/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A Missouri House member frustrated with recent legislative debates over birth control and reproductive health is proposing to restrict vasectomies. Legislation sponsored by Democrat Stacey Newman would allow vasectomies only when necessary to protect a man from serious injury or death. Vasectomies would have to be performed in a hospital, ambulatory surgery center or health facility licensed by the state Department of Health and Senior Services...
'Disaster junkies' form backbone of U.S. safety net (03/04/12)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Taking a break from laying sod in a tornado-torn neighborhood, volunteer David Elliott cocked his head to the left. He was trying to remember all the trips he's made to help rebuild after disasters. Elliott went to New Orleans seven times after Hurricane Katrina swamped the city in 2005, or was it eight? He was in Nashville, Tenn., after floodwaters inundated the city in 2010. ...
157 snakes and lizards, 2,000 mice, rats in house (03/04/12)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- St. Charles County detectives knew by the stench as they tried to enter a home that there was something strange inside. They were right: Authorities said the house was inhabited by 157 snakes and lizards and up to 2,000 mice and rats to feed them...
Mo. AG issues new warning against tornado scams (03/04/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The latest round of tornadoes has brought fresh warnings from the Missouri attorney general to watch out for scams and scammers. Attorney General Chris Koster says people should beware of fake disaster officials; watch out for brokers who promise "guaranteed" loans from the Federal Emergency Management Agency; and never pay for home repairs upfront...
Missouri tax revenues lag behind budget (03/04/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- 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...
Mitt Romney wins Washington GOP caucus (03/04/12)
WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney rolled to a double-digit victory in Washington state's Republican presidential caucuses Saturday night, his fourth campaign triumph in a row and a fresh show of strength in the run-up to 10 Super Tuesday contests in all regions of the country...
BP oil spill settlement clears way for comeback (03/04/12)
NEW YORK -- BP's multibillion-dollar settlement with people and businesses harmed by its 2010 oil spill removes some uncertainty about the potential financial damages it faces. It also may help the company restore its all-important relationship with the federal government...
Storms demolish towns in Ind., Ky. (03/04/12)
WEST LIBERTY, Ky. -- Across the South and Midwest, survivors emerged Saturday to find blue sky and splinters where homes once stood, cars flung into buildings and communications crippled after dozens of tornadoes sawed through a region of millions, leveling small towns along the way...
Today in History (03/04/12)
Today is Sunday, March 4, the 64th day of 2012. There are 302 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 4, 1789, the Constitution of the United States went into effect as the first Federal Congress met in New York. (The lawmakers then adjourned for lack of a quorum.)...
Investigation finds conflicting accounts of Quran burnings (03/04/12)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- An investigation into the burning of Muslim holy books at a U.S. military base has found it was a mistake involving at least five Americans, a Western official said Saturday, but Afghan investigators claimed the desecration was intentional...
Survivors attend first hearing on Italy shipwreck (03/04/12)
GROSSETO, Italy -- The first hearing of the criminal investigation into the Costa Concordia's shipwreck was held in a theater Saturday instead of a courthouse because of high demand, with angry survivors seeking compensation, justice and the truth...
Ahmadinejad rivals rack up parliament wins in Iran elections (03/04/12)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Conservative rivals of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appeared on course Saturday to gain firm control of parliament after elections that could embolden Iran's nuclear defiance and give the ruling clerics a clear path to ensure a loyalist succeeds Ahmadinejad next year...
Illinois State baseball team rallies to sweep pair from Southeast Missouri State (03/04/12)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team dropped both games of a doubleheader against Illinois State on Saturday.
Southeast Missouri State roundup: Redhawks drop pair at softball tournament (03/04/12)
News from around the world of Southeast Missouri State athletics.
Missouri men's basketball team bombs Texas Tech from long range (03/04/12)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Kim English and his Missouri teammates like to work the ball inside and establish a post presence. That plan took a backseat Saturday for the No. 7 Tigers, who hit a season-best 16 3-pointers in an 81-59 win over Texas Tech. "You never go into the game plan to shoot a lot of 3s," said English, who scored 20 points to lead the Tigers. ...
Area calendar 3/4/12 (03/04/12)
Baseball Cape Legion tryouts: Tryouts for the Cape Girardeau American Legion baseball teams will take place April 15 at Capaha Field. There will be three teams -- Senior Legion, Junior Legion and Freshman Legion. Tryouts for the Freshman and Junior Legion teams will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tryouts for the Senior Legion team will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Info: coach Steve Williams at williamss@cape.k12.mo.us...
Cardinals postseason star Craig making good progress (03/04/12)
Craig said he hopes to return to the lineup around opening day
Cardinals catcher Molina gets $1 million signing bonus (03/04/12)
JUPITER, Fla. -- St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina gets a $1 million signing bonus as part of his new contract, which adds five additional seasons and $75 million through 2017. The four-time Gold Glove winner already was set to make $7 million this year under his previous deal, and the signing bonus is payable within 30 days of the new contract getting approved by Major League Baseball. ...
Berkman predicts minimal dropoff for Cardinals offense (03/04/12)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Lance Berkman thinks the St. Louis Cardinals will be just as dangerous this season without Albert Pujols in the lineup as they were with him batting third. "If I play up to my ability, they're not going to notice much of a dropoff," Berkman said. "It's just a matter of playing up to my ability."...
Transformations at the 'Miracle Barn:' Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship helps disabled people through equine-assisted therapy (03/04/12)
Sitting at the top of Hope Hill in Oak Ridge is a facility affectionately named the Miracle Barn. It's here where volunteers with Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship help individuals with disabilities transform their lives through equine-assisted therapy...
Awards 3/4/12 (03/04/12)
Cape Girardeau Central High School senior Brooke Baugher won Best in Show in the High School Art Exhibition at River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University for her fibers artwork. Of the 40 awards given, Central High School students won nine while exhibiting 26 pieces. ...
Adopt Godiva (03/04/12)
Godiva is a Chocolate Point Siamese mix with blue eyes. She is a happy cat who would love all of your attention and prefer to be the only cat if possible. For more information, call Safe Harbor at 243-9823.
FYI 3/4/12 (03/04/12)
VFW Post 3838, 1049 N. Kingshighway, is hosting an antique and collectible show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Early birds can arrive between 8 to 9 a.m. Tickets are $3 per person. The public is invited. Hanover Lutheran school and church will be open for tours and a dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. ...
Adopt Raylan (03/04/12)
Raylan is 1 year old. He is neutered and housebroken. Raylan is available for adoption at the Humane Society, 334-5837.
Pet of the Week 3/4/12 (03/04/12)
Pet: Edmund Owner: Will Miller Favorite Activity: Edmund loves lounging around on the couch. Edmund...
Your Generosity 3/4/12 (03/04/12)
Alma Schrader Elementary School's fourth-grade character council held a bake sale fundraiser Feb. 7 with all money raised going to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The students spent two months organizing the bake sale. The principal, Mrs. Orr, and school counselor, Mrs. ...
Students begin learning with latest technology (03/04/12)
Some students at Gideon School have been enjoying one of the latest technological advancements while completing their homework assignments. Thanks to a Title II competitive technology grant, 95 iPads have been supplied to fourth - seventh graders. Currently, these tablets stay at the school, but administration is pursuing arrangements, including an off-site filtering system, to allow the students to take them home...
Bringing water to Africa (03/04/12)
By Aaron Picar Southeast Missourian Heart for Africa, a not-for-profit relief aid organization, will host the third annual Celebrate Hope fundraiser March 10 at the Venue, 80 South Plaza Way in Cape Girardeau. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The event will have an informational mission room, presentation, dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing, with music by the Metro Dance Band. Tickets are $50 and must be purchased in advance by calling Chrisy Wilferth at 579-8685 or at Chap Arnold Insurance, 875 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. Auction items can be donated to Theresa Birk at 579-5722. All proceeds will benefit Heart for Africa's efforts to provide water for the Project Canaan farm in Swaziland, Africa. Jeanine Maxwell, Heart for Africa co-founder will be speaking. Maxwell will be giving an update on previous Celebrate Hope projects, the El Roi Home and El Rofi Medical Center. According to Maxwell, her presentation will give a report to the donor base and provide education and awareness of Heart for Africa's work. "There are a lot of people who want to help but are not sure how," Maxwell said. "We will be building awareness of how ordinary people can help by giving, going or both." Heart for Africa executive director Jimmy Wilferth said this year's Celebrate Hope theme is "Water is Life." According to Wilferth, there is not enough water retention for Project Canaan. Swaziland has one rainy season and Heart for Africa is looking to put in a drip irrigation system that will capture up to 70 million gallons of water. Wilferth called it a large campaign with many other organizations from all over the country coming on board to help. "Water produces more food, which feeds more children, which saves lives," Wilferth said. Wilferth said there are government programs in place in Swaziland that provide one meal a day. These programs are set to expire at the end of 2012, so it is important the water retention system be completed. Wilferth said anyone attending Saturday's fundraiser can expect an enlightening and fun evening. The mission room will be set up to teach attendees what the project is all about. People will be able to walk through and see what is going on at Project Canaan with the animals and crops. Dinner for the fundraising is being donated by area restaurants and vendors. There are numerous items up for bid in the live and silent auctions. A golf cart will be raffled which was signed by 21 former St. Louis Cardinals players, including Hall of Fame members Ozzie Smith, Bruce Sutter and Lou Brock. Raffle tickets are $10 or three for $20. Theresa Birk, co-coordinator of Celebrate Hope, said the evening will be a mix of mission-oriented spirituality and fun. Celebrate Hope began in 2010 in memory of Birk's late son, Jared. The Birks had returned from a trip to Swaziland in 2009 when Jared died in a drowning accident. Part of his memorial fund was used to begin the El Roi Baby Home to take care of abandoned children in Swaziland. "The most impressive thing is people will really get to see God at work," Wilferth said. "We believe in doing what the Bible says, to feed the orphans and take care of the widows." According to Wilferth, Cape Girardeau has become the hub of activity for Heart for Africa. Heart for Africa has sent nearly 5,000 people to Africa, many from the area. This spring the Heart for Africa national headquarters will move to Cape Girardeau from Atlanta. Wilferth, a Cape Girardeau native, will also serve as the organization's U.S. president of operations. "We have some amazing people in Cape. This is quite a place to live. There are a lot of people with great hearts," Wilferth said. For more information about the fundraiser and organization, go to www.celebratehopecape.com and www.heartforafrica.org.
Animal groups target feral cats (03/04/12)
LOS ANGELES -- Cat owners have done a good job spaying and neutering their pets. The big issue now when it comes to felines is population control of feral cats, and that's led to a movement by animal welfare groups to trap colonies of these wild cats for sterilization...
Teens tackle texting issue in government (03/04/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Participants in this year's Youth in Government Day learned about local government while demonstrating they have what it takes to find solutions. The topic for the mock city council meeting held Feb. 24 as part of the annual event was whether the city should enact an ordinance which makes it illegal to text while operating a motor vehicle within city limits...
God's love drives out fear, helps us stand, fight (03/04/12)
Fear. I'm convinced that is what's at the root of so many sins. Fear of who we are, fear of who we're not. Fear of what we don't know. Fear that we are not enough, fear that God is not enough. This fear inside us manifests itself through the ways we sin externally...
Intelligence and smartness differences (03/04/12)
This week I bought a "smart phone." It's my first. The store manager accepted my old phone -- presumably a less-than-bright version -- as a trade-in. Apparently, if a portable telephone can only be used to call someone or to send text messages, it cannot earn the "smart" label. Who knew that my little Pantech -- an erstwhile and reliable companion, was a little slow?...
Golden eagle has wide breeding range (03/04/12)
A wild golden eagle was documented on Mingo National Wildlife Refuge only a few days ago, the morning of Feb. 24. The golden eagle is the largest native bird of prey in North America. An adult's wingspan can reach about 8 feet. This large bird has a breeding range (where it nests and raises young) that covers Alaska, much of Canada and the western half of the United States. Golden eagles that breed in Alaska and northern Canada are migratory. Southeast Missouri is at the southern edge of this great bird's winter range. The golden eagle recently seen at Mingo Refuge most likely flew here from Canada. The golden eagle sometimes soars high in the sky in search of living prey to catch and eat. With good eyesight, from a great distance it can spot such prey as a mountain goat, a small deer, a fox, or even a rabbit. Golden eagles also catch and eat fish. The photo here is of the head of a golden eagle held captive at The World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park, Mo., near St. Louis. It is a female named Mariah. It came from California. There are six subspecies of golden eagles. Some of these are found in Europe, North Africa and Asia. A federal law makes it illegal for anyone to kill a golden eagle anywhere in the United States. Through the Woods is a weekly nature photo column by Aaron Horrell. Find this column at semissourian.com to order a reprint of the photo. Find more work by him at the Painted Wren Gallery.
Cee Lo Green announces Las Vegas residency to start in Aug. (03/04/12)
LAS VEGAS -- The singer-songwriter behind the Grammy-winning 2010 single "Forget You" and the 2006 hit "Crazy" is settling down -- at least for a few months -- in a Las Vegas residency. Cee Lo Green says his semipermanent show, "Loberace," will launch Aug. 29 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, and run at least through the end of the year...
Sgt. Joshua Born (03/04/12)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Sgt. Joshua A. Born, 25, of Niceville, Fla., died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, while serving our country in Afghanistan.
Agaytha Blackburn (03/04/12)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Agaytha "Mickey" Blackburn, 77, of Cairo died Friday, March 2, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Tammy DeLassus (03/04/12)
ST. MARY, Mo. -- Tammy S. DeLassus, 48, of St. Mary died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Siteman Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Virginia Grantham (03/04/12)
Virginia L. Grantham, 81, of Jackson passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Monticello House.
Erwin Lorenz (03/04/12)
Erwin M. Lorenz, 96, of Shawneetown passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home.
Nora Kasten (03/04/12)
Nora Elda Kasten, 90, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Altenburg, Mo., died March 2, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Monday at Young and Sons East Perry Chapel in Altenburg...
Charles Hahn (03/04/12)
Charles Edwin Hahn, 87, of Scott City died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the Apartment Community Our Lady of the Snows St. Francis Center in Belleville, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
John Bradford (03/04/12)
BARDSTOWN, Ky. -- Dr. John C. Bradford Sr., 79, affectionately known as "Gaga" by his grandchildren, died peacefully Friday, March 2, 2012, at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 5, 1932, in Diehlstadt, Mo. ...
James Jones (03/04/12)
James Howard Jones, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, March 2, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 17, 1932, in St. Louis to Howard and Edith Herzinger Jones. He married Dixie Young on Dec. 12, 1954, at the First Baptist Church in Whitewater...
John Meyer (03/04/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- John I. Meyer of Newton, Mass., formerly of Benton and St. Louis, passed away March 1, 2012. Mr. Meyer was former vice president of Sverdrup and Parcel, a large international architectural and engineering firm. His design projects included major sports arenas and many government and NASA-related structures, as well as some of the larger initial Saudi Arabian ministry buildings...
Brigitte Miller (03/04/12)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Brigitte M. Miller, 73, of Mounds passed away at 4:54 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Mrs. Miller was born May 20, 1938, in Germany, daughter of the late Paul Beck and Anna Beck. Mrs. Miller was a retired seamstress with Thorngate Co. in Cape Girardeau. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jimmy D. Miller, on Aug. 19, 2007...
Births 3/4/12 (03/04/12)
Daughter to Adam Russell and Jennifer Sue Stevens of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Hospital, 5:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Name, Reese Isabella Claire. Weight, 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Second daughter. Mrs. Stevens is the former Jennifer Ross, daughter of Doug Ross and Tonya Ross of Cape Girardeau. She is a teacher at Cape Christian School. Stevens is the son of Brad Stevens and Dee Dee Stevens of Cape Girardeau. He is an independent contractor with Sabreliner...
Kraft - Schwartz (03/04/12)
KELSO, Mo. -- Kaitlan Ruth Brynne Kraft and Gregory Charles Schwartz were married Aug. 27, 2011, at Cliff Cave Park in Oakville, Mo. Dan Thompson of Mt. Auburn Christian Church performed the ceremony. Pianist was Joe Spalding of Scott City. The bride is the daughter of Kirby and Alalia Kraft of Imperial, Mo. The groom is the son of Charles and Rebecca Schwartz of Chaffee, Mo...
Inman - Byrd (03/04/12)
Dr. Sean Byrd and Stephanie Inman, along with son Kaleb Inman, announce their engagement. He is the son of Steve and Chris Byrd of Cape Girardeau. She is the daughter of Steve and Debbie Pick of Washington, Mo., and the late Linda Pick. Byrd is a veterinarian at Skyview Animal Clinic...
Hendricks - Russell (03/04/12)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Randall and Patricia Hendricks of Advance announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Lynn Hendricks, to Joshua Jack Russell. He is the son of Jeffrey and Brenda Russell of DeSoto, Mo. Hendricks is a 2003 graduate of Advance High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in broadcast journalism from Missouri State University in 2007. She is internet content director at KFVS12...
Mathias - Ramsey (03/04/12)
Allen and Connie Mathias of Imperial, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jaimi Lynne Mathias, to Alex Taylor Ramsey, both of Carbondale, Ill. He is the son of Mack and Pat Ramsey of Burfordville. Mathias received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical child psychology at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She expects to begin her pre-doctoral internship at Dartmouth College this summer...
Brase - Duncan (03/04/12)
Dan and Pat Brase of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Trisha Brase, to Marc Duncan, both of Denver, Colo. He is the son of Russ and Geri Duncan of Matthews, N.C. Brase is a 2001 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University in 2005. She is employed at Stifel Nicolaus in Denver...
Havill - Thompson (03/04/12)
Brad and Karen Altenthal of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Havill, to Billy Thompson, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Carol Thompson of Fredericktown, Mo., and the late Michael Thompson. Havill received a bachelor of science degree in industrial technology from Southeast Missouri State University. She is business manager with ALT Consulting and Heartland Pneumatics...
Sparkman - Nolan (03/04/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Jeffrey and Lisa Sparkman of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Nicole Sparkman, to Justin Mark Nolan. He is the son of Mark Nolan of Scott City and Coleen Foster of Arnold, Mo. Sparkman is a 2006 graduate of Perryville High School. She received a degree in business marketing and management from Mineral Area College in 2008. She is employed by Wilson and Mann, L.C., in Cape Girardeau...
Miller - Baker (03/04/12)
Bonnie LeMay and Jeff Miller of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Miller, to Garrett Baker, both of San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Sheri Holmes of Oran, Mo., and Jeff Baker of Cape Girardeau. Miller is a 2005 graduate of Scott City High School. She received bachelor and master degrees in communication disorders from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a speech pathologist at Autism Treatment Center in San Antonio...
Seyer - 66 Years (03/04/12)
Ray and Rose Mary Seyer of Cape Girardeau recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Feb. 26, 1946, at St. Mary's Cathedral. The Seyers have nine children, Mike (Brenda) Seyer and Dan (Mary) Seyer of Cape Girardeau, Diane (Ray) Staebel of Houston, Texas, Janette (Steve) Bennett of Alexandria, Ky., Joyce (Dave) Bruenderman and Linda (Bob) Garner of Cape Girardeau, Ralph (Debbie) Seyer of Kirkland, Wash., Timothy Seyer, deceased, and Steve (Kirsten) Seyer of Ballwin, Mo.. ...
Cape Girardeau police report 3/4/12 (03/04/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Cape Girardeau County The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 3/4/12 (03/04/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Jackson police and fire reports 3/4/12 (03/04/12)
Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday:...
Out of the past 3/4/12 (03/04/12)
The flag is flying again at the Cape County Park veterans memorial; Chuck Wolters of Jackson spent about three and a half hours atop the 70-foot flagpole yesterday repairing a pulley system that broke two weeks ago, bringing the huge flag to the ground...
School menus March 5 to 9 (03/04/12)
MONDAY--Corn dog or turkey & cheese on bun, corn, pears, vanilla wafers. TUESDAY--Cheeseburger or ham & cheese on bun, potato tots, grapes. WEDNESDAY--Cheesy baked lasagna casserole or turkey & cheese on bun, candied carrots, garlic breadstick, pineapple...
Demographics and a little humor (03/04/12)
In a nutshell, Cape Girardeau County is a solid, retail, education, farming, manufacturing, medical, distribution center with steady growth, above average income, education, housing and lifestyle options. A great place to live, raise a family or retire, among friendly neighbors...
Share the compassion (03/04/12)
The story of the Good Samaritan is a biblical passage, a parable, delivered by Jesus, about what it means to be a neighbor. The message comes from the New Testament, but the lesson is one that can be embraced by any good person, regardless of religious persuasion...
Actors take the stage (03/04/12)
On March 8, 9 and 10, Cape Girardeau Central High School's Red Dagger Drama Club will bring "Fiddler on the Roof" to the Central Junior High School's stage. Under the vocal and acting direction of Mrs. Cindy Bradshaw, Pit Orchestra director Mr. Steve Schaffner and technical director Mr. Joe Bradshaw, this production, which first opened on Broadway in 1964, will provide the audience with an evening of fine acting, music and dance...
Prayer 3/4/12 (03/04/12)
We praise the greatness of you, O Lord Jesus, our savior. Amen.
Cosmo (03/04/12)
My cat Cosmo in my backyard.
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