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Stories from Monday, March 12, 2012

I-55 in Perry County reduced for pavement repair (03/12/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Southbound Interstate 55 in Perry County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction this week, as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. The first section of road is between mile marker 126 and mile marker 123...
Police have discretion in chase decisions (03/12/12)
Whether to pursue a suspect, and how to do so, is at the discretion of the officer responding, police say. A man suspected of assaulting at least one woman and approaching two others led every available Cape Girardeau police officer on a low-speed chase Tuesday afternoon. At the conclusion of the chase, the man pointed a gun at an officer, who then struck him with his police cruiser. Once on the ground, the man, who police have yet to identify, shot himself in the head...
Cape planning commission to consider rezoning, permit for proposed carwash (03/12/12)
Plans for a carwash and rezoning of property near the corner of Lexington Avenue and Perryville Road will be considered Wednesday by the Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission. H&S Investments, which owns the Winks service station at 2017 Perryville Road, has presented plans to the city for a carwash next door...
Neal E. Boyd announces run for Mo. House seat (03/12/12)
A Sikeston, Mo., man best known for his opera singing has announced for the second time this election cycle that he's seeking a seat in the Missouri House. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder announced at Saturday night's Cape Girardeau County Lincoln Day event that Neal E. ...
SEMO's equestrian team competed this weekend against six universities (03/12/12)
Don't tell Meagan Smith her passion is "not a sport." "If they don't believe me, I say they need to come watch what we do," Smith said Sunday, surrounded by her teammates, some still wearing crisp traditional competition clothes, others in boots covered in dust and bits of straw...
About 6,000 visit Show Me Center for weekend gun, knife show (03/12/12)
An estimated 124 vendors with 400 tables filled the Show Me Center this past weekend to buy, sell and trade modern and antique weapons at the semiannual Missouri Gun and Knife Show. Promoter J.D. King said that around 6,000 people attended the show, which took place from Friday to Sunday, with the biggest turnout on Saturday...
State trooper injured, suspect killed in I-55 shootout in New Madrid County late Saturday (03/12/12)
A Missouri state trooper was shot and a suspect was killed in a Saturday night shootout on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County. Around 10 p.m. Saturday, a trooper pulled over a vehicle on Interstate 55 near the 56 mile marker in New Madrid County and, after speaking to the vehicle's four occupants, became suspicious. The trooper called for backup, and when the two troopers were speaking to a passenger outside the vehicle, another passenger opened fire with a handgun...
Rancher announces run for U.S. House seat (03/12/12)
A Raymondville, Mo., rancher is throwing his hat into the 8th Congressional District race. Bob Parker, who has raised beef cattle for 35 years, announced Saturday that he will run for the 8th Congressional District. The district is Missouri's largest...
Woman bound over for trial in Dexter nursing home fire (03/12/12)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A woman charged in relation to a November fire set inside a nursing home appeared in court Thursday and was bound over to appear in Division 1. Joyce Johnson, 59 of Campbell, Mo., is charged with first-degree elderly abuse and first-degree arson. ...
Scott County circuit clerk now scanning most filings (03/12/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- The Scott County circuit clerk's office is going electronic. "Jan. 4, we began scanning all filings, all pleadings -- basically anything that goes into a file with the exception of probation violations," said Circuit Clerk Christy Hency. "It's a step toward e-filing. We're not going to get there overnight, but scanning is a step toward that."...
Candidate questionnaire: Curt Buerck (03/12/12)
NAME: Curt Buerck AGE: 50 PLACE OF BIRTH: Perryville, MO SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Spouse-Dr. Linda Buerck Children-Chelsea Abbott, Landon and Leah OCCUPATION: Aircraft Mechanic EMPLOYER: Sabreliner Corporation BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART: N/A PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT:...
Candidate questionnaire: Janette L. Call (03/12/12)
NAME: Janette L. Call AGE: 39 PLACE OF BIRTH: Perryville, MO SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: I have been married to David Call for 19 years. We have two children Cody, 18 and Casey, 4. OCCUPATION: Business Owner and Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist...
Candidate questionnaire: Kevin Bachmann (03/12/12)
NAME: Kevin Bachmann AGE: 52 PLACE OF BIRTH: Perryville, MO SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Wife, JoAnn Bachmann Sons, Jacob, Andrew and Michael Bachmann Daughter, Becky Miesner OCCUPATION: Farmer EMPLOYER: Bachmann Farms BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART: Bachmann Farms...
Candidate questionnaire: Prince E. Hudson (03/12/12)
NAME: Prince E. Hudson AGE: 61 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau, Mo. SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Spouse, Shirley A. (Buff) Hudson, Daughter, Kimberly A. Bock (Shaun) Grandchildren Allyson, and Austin, Son, Nathan E. Hudson (Jennifer) Grandchildren, Hope and Alaina...
Southeast Missourian names new managing editor (03/12/12)
The Southeast Missourian has named Matt Sanders as the newspaper's managing editor. Sanders previously served as co-managing editor with Chris Harris, who recently resigned for personal reasons. Before his promotion to co-managing editor, Sanders was the content editor for semissourian.com...
Robert Schuller leaves Crystal Cathedral board (03/12/12)
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. -- Dr. Robert Schuller and his wife Arvella announced "with great sadness" Saturday that they resigned from the board of directors of the Crystal Cathedral, the televangelist ministry he founded four decades ago and made famous through his "Hour of Power" television program...
Search suspended for four men missing off Washington coast (03/12/12)
SEATTLE -- The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday for four men missing from a fishing trawler off the Washington coast, saying it's unlikely the men are still alive. Rescue crews had searched through the night after an early Saturday distress signal from the 70-foot Lady Cecelia led them to a debris field, an empty lifeboat and an oil sheen several miles off the coast...
Today in History (03/12/12)
Today is Monday, March 12, the 72nd day of 2012. There are 294 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 12, 1912, the Girl Scouts of the USA had its beginnings as Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Ga., founded the first American troop of the Girl Guides, a movement which had originated in Britain along with the Boy Scouts...
U.S. Army sergeant kills 16 in Afghan villages (03/12/12)
BALANDI, Afghanistan -- Moving from house to house, a U.S. Army sergeant opened fire Sunday on Afghan villagers as they slept, killing 16 people -- mostly women and children -- in an attack that reignited fury at the U.S. presence following a wave of deadly protests over Americans burning Qurans...
3 killed in 3rd day of Gaza-Israel violence (03/12/12)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Cross-border fighting between Gaza and Israel, touched off by Israel's killing of a top militant leader, showed no signs of letting up on its fourth day. Gaza militants fired dozens of rockets at Israeli towns, hitting an empty school Sunday, and Israeli airstrikes killed three Gazans, including a boy and a farm guard...
Southeast Missouri State softball team wins its opening OVC series (03/12/12)
It wasn't quite as dramatic as Saturday's rally. But the Southeast Missouri State softball team used another big comeback to win its Ohio Valley Conference-opening series. The Redhawks scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning Sunday to beat visiting Morehead State 9-5...
Southeast Missouri State baseball team drops series to Wright St. (03/12/12)
The Redhawks fell 6-5 in the deciding game of the series
Fatigued Blues lean on Halak in 2-1 win (03/12/12)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An energized Jaroslav Halak carried his tired teammates to another win. Halak made 33 saves, and David Perron broke a tie early in the third period to help the NHL-leading St. Louis Blues beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Sunday night for their season-high fifth consecutive victory...
Cardinals get preview of Nationals' Gonzalez (03/12/12)
Washington's new lefty was sharp before rain ended the spring training game
Missouri receives No. 2 seed in West region (03/12/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Winning the Big 12 tournament was not enough to earn a No. 1 NCAA tournament seed for Missouri. Coach Frank Haith seemed quite satisfied with a second seed in the West. "Whereas being No. 1 would have been a prestigious thing, it really didn't matter," the Tigers' first-year coach said. "I wanted to prepare our guys for that. We want to be excited about it, whatever we are, one or two, about just competing for a national championship."...
Defending champ SCC remains a force in Class 1 (03/12/12)
Many people thought the Scott County Central High School boys basketball team would take a big step back this season. The conventional thinking was that the Braves, so dominant the past three years, would be hard-pressed to make the Class 1 final four let alone capture a fourth consecutive state title...
340-ton rock reaches Calif. museum after long trip (03/12/12)
LOS ANGELES -- Rock stars are a common enough sight in Los Angeles, but it's not often when a rock is the star. Los Angeles residents have been coming out to catch a glimpse of a massive boulder that arrived at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art before dawn Saturday, after lumbering across Southern California for the past week and a half...
Talking Shop with Michael Peters, inventor of Myfloatingbar (03/12/12)
Michael Peters is in the business of fun. With his invention, Myfloatingbar, he says he's taking the party to the water. Now, his creation is competing in an online contest, "Get on the Shelf," sponsored by Wal-Mart. He's hoping to be one of three winners with the most votes to get a shot at selling his product on Walmart.com or in physical Walmart stores...
People on the Move 03/12/12 (03/12/12)
Laura Lea Green has joined the staff of First Impression Techniques, 1461 N. Kingshighway, as a stylist. She specializes in highlighting, hair color, perms, waxes and haircuts for men and women. She has 31 years of experience in the field. For the past 27 years she worked at J.C. Penney styling salon, where she was ranked second in her district and 318th companywide based on sales and service...
Hair salon SportClips to open Friday on William St. (03/12/12)
A new an athletic-themed hair care business will open Friday in Cape Girardeau. SportClips, 3019 William St., looks more like a locker room than a hair salon and features flat-screen televisions streaming sports channels. SportClips employs eight full-time stylists who received specialized training on men and boys haircuts...
Elsie Bouchard (03/12/12)
Elsie M. Schmidt Noennig Bouchard, 87, of Old Appleton died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. She was born Nov. 16, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Charles and Martha Sauer Schmidt. She and Milton Noennig were married April 24, 1960, and he preceded her in death Feb. 20, 1975. She then married Joseph Bouchard on April 26, 1986, and he preceded her in death April 29, 2005...
Conrad Jenkins (03/12/12)
DONGOLA, Ill. — Conrad Jenkins, 90, of Dongola died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at the Illinois Veteran's Home in Anna, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola.
Wesley Jones (03/12/12)
PERKINS, Mo. — Wesley Leroy Jones Sr., 71, of Perkins passed away March 10, 2012, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill, Mo.
Everett Hughes (03/12/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Everett Woodrow Hughes, 86, of Marble Hill passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with burial and military honors to follow in McGee Chapel Cemetery near Glenallen, Mo...
Glenn Layton (03/12/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Glenn R. Layton, 60, of Perryville died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Perry Oaks Manor in Perryville. He was born Aug. 2, 1951, in Perryville, son of Lloyd Simon and Eleanor Moonier Layton. He was formerly married to Brenda Renaud Winkler...
Lynnie Rulo (03/12/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- Lynnie Andrew Rulo, 72, of Benton died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at his son's home in Benton. He was born Sept. 26, 1939, the son of Leo and Laura Wader Rulo. He was married to Barbara Jean Parris and Janice Marie Robinson, both preceded him in death...
Cape Girardeau police report 3/12/12 (03/12/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Cape Girardeau County The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Cape Girardeau fire report 3/12/12 (03/12/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Jackson police and fire report 3/12/12 (03/12/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Out of the past 3/12/12 (03/12/12)
The first event for the Show Me Center has been booked; the Midwest Forest Industry Show will be staged there in September 1988. Dressed in their Air Force blue uniforms, 26 cadets and staff from the Southeast Missouri State University detachment of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps board a white Air Force C-22 jet plane at municipal airport; the cadets are going to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida for a weekend orientation visit...
Christa Turner (03/12/12)
Christa Turner will be the new principal at Jefferson Elementary School in Cape Girardeau at the start of the next school year. When interviewed by the Southeast Missourian for a recent story, she said she sees Jefferson as a school with some unique challenges but that there are some good things going for students...
Speak Out 3/12/12 (03/12/12)
I feel Gene Lyons is wrong. I don't think Romney feels that he is entitled to be president. I don't know why anyone would want to be president when you go out much older than when you came in. I think Romney sees this as a service opportunity, and he is willing to do that. Whether he wins against Obama is yet to be seen, but I don't think Lyons should be so caustic...
Prayer 3/12/12 (03/12/12)
O Lord Jesus, thank you for those who spend countless hours volunteering to help others. Amen.
New McKendree Fish Fry and Chicken Tenders Dinner (03/12/12)
Everyone is invited to New McKendree United Methodist Church's fried catfish and chicken tenders dinner this Saturday, Marhch 17, from 4:00-7:00 PM. Meal includes catfish and/or chicken tenders, cole slaw, baked beans, spiral potatoes, dessert, and a drink. Adults eat for $9, ages 5-12 $5.00, and kids under 5 eat free. All proceeds raised will go to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children). It will be a great night of food and fellowship. We hope to see you there!...
PAC donates new weight room equipment (03/12/12)
Athletes at Perry County School District have a safer weight room, thanks to Pirate Athletic Club. "PAC donated over $10,000 to purchase new weight room equipment," said Coach Mike Wojtczuk. "This was a major donation for badly-need equipment. The machines and equipment we replaced were old enough to be safety hazards."...
Tooth Fairy Visits Chaffee Head Start (03/12/12)
THE TOOTH FAIRY VISITS CHAFFEE HEAD START PORTAGEVILLE, MO MARCH 6, 2012: DAEOC Chaffee Head Start received a visit from the Tooth Fairy in February. The Center had several activities throughout the month to celebrate Dental Health Awareness Month...
Pear Tree Blooms (03/12/12)
Spring is the most beautiful time of year !
5 Generations (03/12/12)
This is 5 generations together for first time ever. In front is Alma Spikes-81;great, great grandma. In middle is Connie Foust-63;great grandma. In back is Michelle Prichard-41;grandma. Stephanie Prichard-20; mother and boy in center-Landon-3. C. Foust is A. ...
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