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Stories from Monday, March 5, 2012

Deer committee to decide on recommendation at Tuesday meeting (03/05/12)
After five months of meetings, a highly attended public forum and reams of data to sift through, Cape Girardeau's Deer Management Committee is poised to officially decide on its recommendation Tuesday night. And, barring any last-minute changes of heart, it seems all but certain that the committee will recommend that city leaders implement urban deer hunting to help curb the number of deer inside the city limits...
$1.5 million bond issue to be on ballot for Oak Ridge School District (03/05/12)
If voters agree April 3, there will be more work on school buildings in the Oak Ridge School District besides what is to come after Wednesday's storms. A $1.5 million bond issue will be on the ballot next month that would fund improvements to Oak Ridge Elementary School's main building and library wing, including a new roof, new central heating and air system, upgrades to electrical and plumbing systems, restroom renovation and replacement of some aging windows and surrounding paneling...
Old Hanover Lutheran school and church welcome visitors (03/05/12)
The historic Hanover Lutheran school and church was filled once again, this time with former students and their families during the open tours held Sunday. Hanover's kettle beef and fried chicken dinner turned out to be a reunion for classmates who once attended the one-room schoolhouse and sanctuary...
Cape County hopes to equip more towns with storm sirens (03/05/12)
Only three towns in Cape Girardeau County have sirens that signal when tornadoes have been sighted so residents can seek shelter. Commissioner Paul Koeper would like to change that. Koeper formed a relationship with Jasper County Commissioner Darieus Adams, former mayor of Joplin, Mo., through state commissioners' functions. ...
Butler County sheriff to seek re-election (03/05/12)
With nearly 20 years of law enforcement experience, including two terms as sheriff, Mark Dobbs again is asking the citizens of Butler County to vote him back into office one more time. Dobbs filed Friday for sheriff in the upcoming Republican primary. He is seeking a third four-year term and will be challenged in the primary by Ed Strenfel, who is the county's presiding commissioner...
Charleston, Mo., man jailed for domestic assault (03/05/12)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A Charleston man is in jail on domestic assault charges. According to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, James Edwards Adams, 23, is charged with first degree domestic assault and first degree property damage. According to reports, Adams was involved in a physical altercation which occurred in Wyatt, Mo., where Adams was residing at the time. Adams struck the victim numerous times, and the victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries...
Candidate questionnaire: Jonathan McNeely (03/05/12)
NAME: Jonathan McNeely AGE: 26 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau, MO SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Wife: Rachel McNeely OCCUPATION: Director of Sales & Marketing EMPLOYER: Tank Tech, Inc. BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART: Media Rescue PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT:...
County hopes to equip more towns with storm sirens (03/05/12)
Only three towns in Cape Girardeau County have sirens that signal when tornadoes have been sighted so residents can seek shelter. Commissioner Paul Koeper would like to change that. Koeper formed a relationship with Jasper County Commissioner Darieus Adams, former mayor of Joplin, Mo., through state commissioners' functions. ...
Obama to deliver commencement address in Joplin (03/05/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will speak at the high school graduation ceremony in Joplin, the Missouri city slowly recovering after being struck by a devastating tornado a year ago. Obama will deliver remarks at the May 21 commencement, according a White House official, who requested anonymity in order to speak ahead of the formal announcement...
Michelle Obama plans stops in KC, St. Louis (03/05/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama is meeting with Democrats in Kansas City and St. Louis. She is scheduled to fly into Kansas City International Airport around noon Monday, where she will be greeted by Missouri Army National Guard service members and their families...
Joplin senator pushes for changes to insurance law (03/05/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- After the powerful tornado tore through his southwest Missouri hometown in May 2011, Joplin resident Chuck Surface said he and his wife had to not only rebuild, but spent several weeks trying to figure out how much all the property inside of their one-story brick house had been worth at the moment it was destroyed...
Obama to deliver commencement address in Joplin (03/05/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will speak at the high school graduation ceremony in Joplin, the Missouri city slowly recovering after being struck by a devastating tornado a year ago. Obama will deliver remarks at the May 21 commencement, according a White House official, who requested anonymity in order to speak ahead of the formal announcement...
Federal suit challenges proposed Missouri Senate map (03/05/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A federal lawsuit claims Missouri's newly proposed Senate districts should be struck down because they give greater weight to urban voters at the expense of rural residents. The lawsuit filed Friday by a pair of law firms whose lawyers include former Missouri House Speaker and U.S. ...
Ohio becomes a Romney-Santorum dead heat (03/05/12)
CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- Mitt Romney's allies are hoping Super Tuesday's powerful imprint on the Republican presidential nomination will bring clarity, at long last, to the fractious contest and rouse Republicans behind their front-runner. But that's strictly up to voters across the nation, weighing in on the most consequential day of the campaign to date...
Obama assures Israel U.S. force an option on Iran (03/05/12)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Sunday he would not hesitate to attack Iran to keep it from getting a nuclear bomb, hoping a forceful assurance will discourage Israel from launching a unilateral strike that could ignite the Middle East and drag the U.S. into war...
Indiana toddler found in field Friday after tornado dies (03/05/12)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- An Indiana toddler found in a field after violent tornadoes died Sunday after being taken off life support, ending a hopeful tale for survivors in the Midwest and South picking through the storms' devastation. Fifteen-month-old Angel Babcock of New Pekin, Ind., was found after her family's mobile home was destroyed in Friday's storms. Her father, mother and two siblings were killed...
A seventh advertiser pulls out of Limbaugh's radio show (03/05/12)
NEW YORK -- A flower company is the seventh advertiser to pull its ads from conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's radio program in reaction to his derogatory comments about a law student who testified about birth control policy. ProFlowers said Sunday on its Facebook page that it has suspended advertising on Limbaugh's program because his comments about Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke "went beyond political discourse to a personal attack and do not reflect our values as a company.". ...
Today in History (03/05/12)
Today is Monday, March 5, the 65th day of 2012. There are 301 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 5, 1512, cartographer Gerardus Mercator, creator of the Mercator Projection map of the world, was born in Flanders in the Holy Roman Empire...
Hugo Chavez says new tumor was cancerous (03/05/12)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez revealed Sunday that a new tumor recently removed from his pelvic region was of the same type of cancer as a baseball-sized growth extracted from that part of his body about eight months ago...
A tearful Putin claims election victory (03/05/12)
MOSCOW -- Vladimir Putin scored a decisive victory in Russia's presidential election Sunday to return to the Kremlin and extend his hold on power for six more years. His eyes brimming with tears, he defiantly proclaimed to a sea of supporters that they had triumphed over opponents intent on "destroying Russia's statehood and usurping power."...
Southeast Missouri State baseball team suffers weekend sweep (03/05/12)
Southeast Missouri State's season-long homestand hit a major speed bump over the weekend. Credit a strong Illinois State squad for putting the Redhawks in a tailspin. ISU capped off a three-game series sweep Sunday with a 14-4 romp at Capaha Field. "They're hot right now," Southeast senior shortstop Kenton Parmley said. "We've got a young team. I guess we can use this as a learning experience. We have a lot of baseball ahead of us."...
Southeast Missouri State softball team drops two more games in tournament (03/05/12)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team saw its losing streak reach nine games with a pair of tough losses Sunday. Southeast was beaten by Missouri-Kansas City 5-2 in eight innings, then Missouri State scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to prevail 5-4...
Cardinals' Wainwright prepares for first spring appearance (03/05/12)
The Right-hander will debut in a spring training game Friday
Blues sweep season series with Sharks (03/05/12)
St. Louis finished a 5-1 road trip with a 3-1 victory late Saturday night
Redhawks' season ends, but positive steps taken (03/05/12)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team might not have done well enough this year to satisfy some fans, but the Redhawks continued their steady improvement in coach Dickey Nutt's third season. Southeast (15-16) recorded its most victories since the 2004-05 squad also won 15 games, and the Redhawks' tie for fourth place in the Ohio Valley Conference was their highest finish since the 1999-2000 NCAA tournament team earned a share of the regular-season title...
Annual exams, diet, lifestyle changes key to continued vision health (03/05/12)
According to Eye on the Boomer, a recent survey by the Ocular Nutrition Society, almost as many baby boomers say they worry about losing their vision as those who say they worry about having heart disease or cancer. What's more, 78 percent of those surveyed ranked vision as the most important of the five senses. ...
Ervin Belcher finds pleasure in building homes for others (03/05/12)
While some people dread facing the day-to-day drudgery of their jobs, Ervin Belcher, a local builder and craftsman, can't wait to get started at his. "I wake up every day and start planning what I'm going to do at work that day," says Belcher. "I love getting started on an idea and seeing it through until it's complete. I really love what I do."...
Retired professor and career pianist to give free recital March 18 (03/05/12)
Dr. John Shelton started taking piano lessons in first grade -- at the urging of his piano teacher, he says. Turns out, he enjoyed music so much that he made a career of it. He earned his master's degree in piano and a doctorate in music education, then taught piano at Southeast Missouri State University for 36 years. Since retiring in 1998 and moving to Chateau Girardeau, Shelton is still in demand as an accompanist and choir director...
Six tips for cutting debt (03/05/12)
Thirteen-point-eight trillion dollars is a mighty big sum. Yet, for years, we hardly noticed it. Now it's commanding our attention. From 2000 to 2008, Americans doubled the amount of mortgage and consumer debt they held, until it came to $13.8 trillion, according to the U.S. ...
Sign market topic of conference (03/05/12)
More than 150 sign industry professionals came to Cape Girardeau over the weekend for the Mid South Sign Association's Great Ideas Conference. The event, which drew people from eight states, was sponsored by local sign-related businesses Canedy Sign & Graphics, McGill Marketing Group and Spartech Corporation...
People on the Move 3/5/12 (03/05/12)
Belladona Salon and Spa recently hired several stylists at its Park West Centre location, 201 S. Mount Auburn Road, Suite F. They are Lori Hafele, Barb Hammers, Erica Bethune, Jamie Suhre and Kasey Billingsley. Kelly Darby of Jackson, a financial representative with Modern Woodmen of America, was named Rookie of the Year in the Missouri East Region for 2011. ...
Hi-Tech buys out Tri State Telephone (03/05/12)
Hi-Tech Communications Inc. recently purchased its sixth technology company, the Tri State Telephone in Cape Girardeau. This company was previously owned by James Crowell. Hi-Tech Communications Inc. provides IP camera systems, wireless IP transmission systems with towers up to 100 feet, IP/digital telephone systems, custom audio/video distribution systems, fire and burglar alarm systems, nurse call systems and IT computer services...
Charles Hahn (03/05/12)
Charles Edwin Hahn, 87, originally of Scott City, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 3, 2012. He was born Sept. 21, 1924, in Fornfelt to Charles and Stella Blattel Hahn. He and Vidamae Catherine Moore were married April 19, 1947. She preceded him in death July 27, 2010...
Frances Hutchings (03/05/12)
Frances A. Hutchings, 85, of Jackson passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 21, 1927, in Fredericktown, Mo., daughter of Joseph and Ethel Frye Dollinger. She and Robert B. Hutchings were married April 29, 1945, in Fredericktown. He passed away July 22, 1992...
Alan Langston (03/05/12)
Alan W. Langston, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel with parish prayers at 7 p.m. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel...
Charlene Lewis (03/05/12)
Charlene Lewis, 27, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Jessie Trexler (03/05/12)
JONESBORO, Ill. — Jessie Trexler, 36, of Jonesboro died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro.
Evelyn Wiseman (03/05/12)
Evelyn G. Wiseman, 94, of Advance, Mo., passed away Sunday, March 4, 2012, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 30, 1917, near Sturdivant, Mo, the daughter of Earl and Viola Bradshaw Cooper. Evelyn and Odis Wiseman were united in marriage on Jan. 26, 1936, and he preceded her in death April 4, 1970...
Cape Girardeau police report 3/5/12 (03/05/12)
Jackson police and fire report 3/5/12 (03/05/12)
Out of the past 3/5/12 (03/05/12)
Extensive rainfall in western Missouri over the weekend results in a nearly five-foot rise in the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau; the stage here in the morning is 24.6 feet. The Cape Girardeau City Council moves ahead on establishing a waste transfer station here during a special study session, but reaches no final decision on whether the facility will be privately or municipally owned...
Old (and new) Town Cape (03/05/12)
There is an intriguing tug-and-pull that is involved in developing a thriving downtown. All of those old brick buildings, and all of the history and community context contained within, capture a certain ambience that new steel and glass (and parking lots, for that matter) can't quite muster...
Prayer 3/5/12 (03/05/12)
Thank you, O Lord Jesus, for forgiving us when we confess before you. Amen.
Christa Turner named principal at Jefferson (03/05/12)
Christa Turner, assistant principal at Jackson Middle School and a nine-year veteran of education, was named principal of Cape Girardeau's Jefferson Elementary School for the 2012-2013 school year during an executive session of the Cape Girardeau Board of Education last week...
Aiden Lee Wallman (03/05/12)
Aiden Lee Wallman the son of Cassie Wallman of Marble Hill, MO was born Feburary 16th, 2012 at 11:10 pm. Aiden weigh 7 pounds 8 ounces and 20 inches long. Aidens Grandparents Tony and Sandy Wallman aslo of Marble Hill,MO along with Cassie family welcome Aiden Lee Wallman into the world...
Slow Pitch Softball League Accepting Teams (03/05/12)
The City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting teams for the summer 2012 slow pitch softball league in the coed, men's, women's and church league divisions. Games will be played Monday through Thursday nights at the Shawnee Park Sports Complex. Men's division teams will play 21-24 games; women's, coed, and church division teams will play 14-18 games. Games begin on April 23...
Cardinals Game Day Trip on April 14 (03/05/12)
Game Day Trip tickets are available now to see the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals take on rival Chicago Cubs on Saturday, April 14. This is the first of two Game Day Trips co-sponsored by Withers Broadcasting and the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department...
Sign Up Saturday on March 10 (03/05/12)
Join co-sponsors Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department and Southeast SportsCare for Sign Up Saturday on March 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Osage Centre. Sign Up Saturday is an annual event to enroll in available programs, leagues, and events...
1st Annual Cruise for the Cure (03/05/12)
Everyone is invited to Brennecke Chevrolet in Jackson for a great car show for a great cause on April 21, starting at 9:00 AM! Bring your classic car, new car, or just yourself for a great day. There will be no judging or classes. The public donates to the car of their choice. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be awarded...
Young signs with MAC (03/05/12)
Perryville High School senior Brittany Young has signed a letter of intent to play softball for Mineral Area College in Park Hills. She pictured here flanked by her parents Janet and Jay Young of Perryville. Back -- Perryville High School softball coach and athletic director Jeff Steffens and MAC head softball coach Dave Guemmer. ...
Dobbelare signs with SWIC (03/05/12)
Perryville High School senior Jake Dobbelare has signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Southwest Illinois College. He is pictured seated with his parents Shane and Judy Dobbelare of Perryville. Back --Head baseball coach Don O'Keefe and PHS athletic director Jeff Steffens. ...
D32 Board approves policy (03/05/12)
The Perry County School District 32 Board of Education has approved a state-mandated policy regarding electronic communication between district personnel and students. The policy was approved Feb. 29, 2012. "Communication is constantly evolving as technology changes, so it is sometimes necessary to adjust our policies to address those changes," said Superintendent Kevin Dunn...
Landmark Hospital Awarded the ESGR Patriot Award (03/05/12)
The Missouri Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) has presented the Department of Defense Patriot Award to Landmark Hospital of Cape Girardeau, in recognition of their extraordinary support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve...
Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary's Adorable Adoptable (03/05/12)
Houston came to Safe Harbor as a kitten and he was covered in oil. After a good cleaning with Dawn, his fur is snowy white! Houston is a young, playful cat, but also likes to be picked up and cuddled and rub on your neck! He's very affectionate. Houston came to an adoption event and adored the attention. ...
Queen Maeve (03/05/12)
Queen Maeve. Not in trouble...for the moment.
PELICAN WITH FISH (03/05/12)
Very unafraid Pelican on the beach in Cozumel, Mexico in January 2012. If you look closely there is a small fish in his/her mouth. My favorite picture!!
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