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Stories from Sunday, March 18, 2012

'Purest form of democracy': Cape County Republicans hold caucus that largely backs Santorum (03/18/12)
The signs were in place in four corners of the room and now it was time for the nearly 170 or so gathered Republicans to pick sides. Newt or Mitt? Rick or Ron? The Cape Girardeau County Republican Party joined the nearly 114 other Missouri counties Saturday with its local caucus that will help determine who gets the state's 52 delegates and, ultimately, the Republican nomination for president...
Cleanup from storm continues without FEMA, SBA support (03/18/12)
Illinois' governor submitted an appeal Friday to FEMA's rejection of a request by the state for a federal disaster declaration and aid while Southeast Missouri continued cleaning up from the Feb. 29 tornado outbreak after also being denied aid. FEMA denied declarations for Missouri and Illinois last week after damage assessments were completed in areas hit by National Weather Service-confirmed tornadoes of strengths varying from EF1 to EF4. Missouri has not filed an appeal...
Democrat Mike Marsh joins race for 148th House District (03/18/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Democrat Mike Marsh, a museum director and retired high school teacher, has entered the race for the Missouri House, joining Republicans Josh Bill and Holly Rehder. Marsh's decision means there will be opposition in the Nov. 6 general election between Marsh and whoever wins the Aug. 7 Republican primary...
TG Missouri expansion to create more than 200 jobs (03/18/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- More than 200 jobs will be created as part of an expansion of TG Missouri's chroming operations. Gov. Jay Nixon visited TG's Perryville plant Friday to help announce plans for a $38.9 million expansion and $3.8 million in state economic development incentives for the project.
SEMO conference deals with emotional needs of children (03/18/12)
A conference held Friday and Saturday at Southeast Missouri State University brought together community social service agencies, childcare providers, current and soon-to-be foster parents and mental health professionals to promote understanding of childrens' emotional needs...
Emerson draws 8th District challenges from Parker, Rushin (03/18/12)
If U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson wants to retain her 8th District congressional seat for a ninth term in the U.S. House, she will have to beat Raymondville rancher Bob Parker again in the August primary and Democratic newcomer Jack Rushin, a chiropractor from Poplar Bluff in the general election three months later...
Man charged with flying without license, making false statements (03/18/12)
A convicted drug smuggler from Naylor, Mo., remains in federal custody accused of providing false statements to federal officials in an attempt to obtain pilot credentials and continuing to fly even though his license was revoked. Rodger Calvin Seratt, 62, has been charged with two felonies of making false statements and two felonies of operating an airplane without a license...
Marble Hill voters will be asked to reclassify sales tax (03/18/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Marble Hill voters will decide this June whether to reclassify a sales tax passed in 2010. The Marble Hill Board of Aldermen recently passed an ordinance to hold an election in June asking voters to change the half-cent tax increase approved in August 2010 from a capital improvement tax to a general, all-purpose tax to go directly into general revenue...
A dozen show up to speak out against Limbaugh (03/18/12)
A small group gathered Friday in Cape Girardeau to protest conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh's continued presence on the airwaves. The group gathered to speak out against recent remarks Limbaugh made about a college student over her stance on insurance for contraceptives, and his selection for the Hall of Famous Missourians...
Pipeline shut down because of valve problem at Scott City (03/18/12)
Enterprise Products Partners shut down its Gulf Coast-to-Midwest pipeline Friday after a valve problem at its Scott City terminal. The pipeline carries refined oil products and had propane in it at the time the incident occurred. Some propane was released in the immediate vicinity, said Rick Rainey, Enterprise spokesman...
Iraq Victory Party to be held Tuesday (03/18/12)
An Iraq Victory Party event will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Tuesday at The Plaza By Ray's. The party is billed as a celebration of men and women in the armed forces. Neal E. Boyd will be master of ceremonies for the event, with music by Saxy Jazz. Veterans and active military get in free. Tickets are $10 for others...
Club news 3/18/12 (03/18/12)
The February meeting of the John Guild Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution was held at the meeting room above the Jackson City Library. Shirley Young, regent, conducted the meeting. Hostesses were Morgan Lake and Lorilee Short...
Contention, confusion common at Mo. GOP caucuses (03/18/12)
TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. -- Contention and confusion marred various Republican caucuses in Missouri on Saturday, and one meeting was abruptly shut down, as impassioned supporters of Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul battled for an edge in the state's complicated delegate selection process.
Titanic museums to mark anniversary of sinking (03/18/12)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Titanic museums in the Smoky Mountains and Branson, Mo., have told the ship's story to 7 million visitors in the past six years. Now the attractions are marking the Titanic centennial by sponsoring a Coast Guard cutter to take 1.5 million rose petals to the North Atlantic site where the ship sank 100 years ago...
Wal-Mart agrees to pay $1.25M in disposal case (03/18/12)
NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to spend $1.25 million to settle claims over a southwest Missouri contractor's disposal of unsold products such as charcoal, potting soil, herbicides and pesticides. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced the settlement Friday. ...
Plan seeks new uses for Doe Run site (03/18/12)
HERCULANEUM, Mo. (AP) -- An eastern Missouri lead smelter scheduled to close next year could eventually make way for commercial and industrial uses. Doe Run Co. operates the smelter in Herculaneum. It will close in 2013 after years of wrangling over environmental concerns...
Nixon vetoes discrimination, workers' comp bills (03/18/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday vetoed for the second consecutive year legislation that would have changed rules for lawsuits alleging workplace discrimination and blocked changes to the workers compensation system also pushed by Republicans and business groups...
Obama marks St. Patrick's Day at pub (03/18/12)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is sipping a Guinness at an Irish bar to observe St. Patrick's Day. At the White House, the main South Lawn Fountain is burbling green water. Obama took his motorcade to the Dubliner Restaurant and Pub on a dazzling Saturday afternoon...
Romney, Santorum head to Ill. (03/18/12)
BAYAMON, Puerto Rico -- Looking toward the critical primary in Illinois, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney wrapped up a shortened campaign trip to Puerto Rico on Saturday as he prepared for more tough contests against chief rival Rick Santorum...
Ex-inmate struggles to cash in on wrongful conviction (03/18/12)
McKINNEY, Texas -- Billy Frederick Allen spent more than 25 years in prison before an appeals court overturned his convictions in two murders. Three years after winning his freedom, Allen is fighting the state again -- this time for the money he says he's owed for wrongful imprisonment...
Irish premier celebrates St. Patrick's Day in Chicago (03/18/12)
CHICAGO -- Chicago dyed its river green, bagpipes sounded on New York's 5th Avenue, and in Georgia, crowds waited for 30 minutes to buy beer for breakfast before watching Savannah's 188-year-old St. Patrick's Day parade. Thousands gathered Saturday morning along the Chicago River, some in shamrock-shaped sunglasses and others dressed as leprechauns with strap-on orange beards. ...
Cops: Pa. clerk noticed stolen card belonged to her mother (03/18/12)
LANCASTER, Pa. -- Police say a teen fraudster's credit card plot was foiled by a Pennsylvania convenience store clerk who noticed her own mother's name on the card. Manor Township police say the clerk also recognized the teen as a former classmate when he tried to use the card to buy gas early Tuesday morning...
Obama to Congress: Kill oil industry's tax breaks (03/18/12)
WASHINGTON -- Pump prices on his mind, President Barack Obama said Congress should kill tax breaks for the oil and gas industry and help develop alternative sources of energy. Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address that he expected Congress to consider in the next few weeks ending $4 billion in tax subsidies, a move he has failed to persuade lawmakers to make during his term. ...
Today in History (03/18/12)
Today is Sunday, March 18, the 78th day of 2012. There are 288 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 18, 1962, France and Algerian rebels signed the Evian Accords, a cease-fire agreement which took effect the next day, ending the Algerian War after more than seven years and leading to Algeria's independence...
U.S. man captured by militia in Iraq released to U.N. (03/18/12)
BAGHDAD -- Wearing a U.S. Army uniform and flanked by Iraqi lawmakers, an American citizen announced Saturday that he was being released from more than nine months of imprisonment by a Shiite militia that for years targeted U.S. troops. The man did not identify himself. But at a bizarre news conference outside the Green Zone in Baghdad, lawmakers showed U.S.-issued military and contractor ID cards that identified him as Randy Michael Hultz...
Two suicide bombings kill at least 27 people in Syrian capital (03/18/12)
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Two suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives in near-simultaneous attacks on intelligence and security buildings in the Syrian capital Damascus on Saturday, killing at least 27 people. There have been a string of large-scale bombings against the regime in its stronghold of Damascus that suggest a dangerous, wild-card element in the year-old anti-government revolt. ...
Pope of Egypt's Coptic Christian Church dies (03/18/12)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church who led Egypt's Christian minority for 40 years during a time of increasing tensions with Muslims, died Saturday. He was 88. His death comes as the country's estimated 10 million Christians are feeling more vulnerable than ever amid the rise of Islamic movements to political power after the toppling a year ago of President Hosni Mubarak. ...
Scott County Central boys win fourth consecutive state basketball title (03/18/12)
The Scott County Central boys basketball team defeated Drexel to win the Class 1 state title Saturday.
Banks provides boost at crucial times for Scott County Central boys basketball team (03/18/12)
Scott County Central sophomore Larandis Banks scored 20 points in the Class 1 state title game Saturday.
Charleston boys basketball team captures state title No. 11 (03/18/12)
The Charleston boys basketball team defeated Hogan Prep 79-73 to win the Class 3 state title Saturday.
Longtime Scott County Central boys basketball coach Cookson enjoys action from stands (03/18/12)
The Scott County Central boys basketball team played in its first final four without Ronnie Cookson on the bench.
Southeast Missouri State softball team earns split in second game of twin bill (03/18/12)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team split an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader at Eastern Kentucky.
Improving Southeast Missouri State gymnastics team wins home finale (03/18/12)
The Southeast Missouri State gymnastics team defeated visiting Texas Women's University on Friday.
New Mexico State roughs up Southeast Missouri State baseball team's pitching (03/18/12)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team dropped all three games in its series at New Mexico State.
Garcia pitches into fifth inning in Cardinals' loss (03/18/12)
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Jaime Garcia wanted to work on his pitches and get into the fifth inning. Check, and check. Garcia left with one out in the fifth Saturday and was charged with four runs and five hits in the St. Louis Cardinals' 10-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers...
Win clinches playoff spot for Blues (03/18/12)
TAMPA, Fla. -- The St. Louis Blues are headed to the postseason. Jaroslav Halak made 22 saves, Jaden Schwartz scored his first NHL goal and the Blues beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 to clinch a playoff berth Saturday night. "It's the first step," St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock said. "We're proud of that. We're really happy with it, and we continue down that path."...
Re-enactors find challenge (03/18/12)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Steve LaBarre has been a Union officer and fought for the Confederacy. He has been a Civil War sutler and a civilian. But the job that had him sweating at the re-enactment of the siege of New Madrid was cook. The Manteno, Ill., native along with his wife, Becky, and mother, Michelle, were in charge of the meals for the 35 soldiers camped in tents next to the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site last weekend. ...
Girl Scouts' centennial anniversary: The organization that started with just 18 members in Georgia now has 3.4 million worldwide (03/18/12)
Girl Scouts of the United States of America started as a group of 18 girls in Savannah, Ga. A century later, it has grown to an organization with about 3.4 million members. On Monday the organization celebrated its 100th birthday. It was on that day in 1912 that founder Juliette Gordon Low gathered the group of girls for the first Girl Scout meeting. Now women in the U.S. and in more than 90 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas assemble to continue the tradition...
Adopt Chevy (03/18/12)
Chevy is 9 months old. He is already neutered & declawed. Chevy is available for adoption at the Humane Society 334-5837.
Adopt Colleen (03/18/12)
Colleen is an almost 3-year-old cat who has a beautifully marked coat and black whiskers. She is friendly and loves attention from volunteers and visitors. Call Safe Harbor at 243-9823.
Guitarist's concerts to benefit SEMO Baptist Student Center (03/18/12)
Dr. Bruce Gentry considers it a blessing and an opportunity to have guitarist Mark Kroos perform two benefit concerts in Cape Girardeau this week. Gentry, director and chairman of Bible at the Southeast Missouri State University Baptist Student Center, said the opportunity fell into the center's lap...
Seeking Jesus in the deserts of life (03/18/12)
I've never been to a desert. It's a place I really want to get to during the course of my life, though. It must be a place of extremes -- extreme loss, extreme desolation, extreme beauty. There's something in the desert's extremes that is courageous. It's not a lukewarm place with lots of middle ground, but a place that faces and experiences things. A place where life defies expectations and endures...
Words of wisdom when pondering marriage secrets (03/18/12)
"Never presume to know the secrets of a marriage." More than 60 years ago, Sir Michael Redgrave uttered the aforementioned in the 1951 movie "The Browning Version." Redgrave was playing the role of Andrew Crocker-Harris, an unpopular teacher of classical literature at a British school. ...
Pet of the Week 3/18/12 (03/18/12)
Ninja Stacy Dohogne Lane Ninja loves chewing on her bones and deer antlers. Ninja Stacy Dohogne Lane...
Awards/Accomplishments 3/18/12 (03/18/12)
Samartha Shrestha of Cape Girardeau has been named a semifinalist for the 2012 Missouri Geographic Bee. Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school's bee winner. The competition will be held March 30 on the campus of the University of Missouri at Columbia...
Generosity 3/18/12 (03/18/12)
Mixing 10 and Relay for Life hosted a joint fundraiser March 2 and 3. A total of $2,280 was raised from cover charges and 10 percent of sales. David Creech, Mixing 10, holds up the check with Megan Pearman, Emily Sparzynski, Mindy Sanders and Tammy Propst, all of Relay for Life...
FYI 3/18/12 (03/18/12)
Class for healthy cooking with seafood HealthPoint nutritional services coordinator Raina Childers will share tips to bring out the best in cooking seafood. The Healthy Cooking class will be held from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Monday at HealthPoint Fitness in Cape Girardeau. The class is free for HealthPoint members, and costs $5 for nonmembers. Call 986-4440 to register...
Cookbook on sale to support VNA Hospice (03/18/12)
VNA Hospice, a service of Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Missouri, has a new cookbook for sale to help support the services offered through the hospice program. VNA has a long tradition of providing comfort to the sick and ministering to the dying, largely through the use of volunteers. VNA Hospice offers free grief support in many communities where they have offices...
Cannele could be next food fad (03/18/12)
Ever since the HBO series "Sex and the City" set off the cupcake craze, each year has seen rampant speculation about what would be the next food fad. This year is no exception with culinary prognosticators nominating gourmet marshmallows, Parisian macaroons and even whoopee pies as "the next cupcake." Some of these are clearly outmoded (macaroons were identified in this space two years ago as the successor to the cupcake) and others obviously self-serving (the principal proselytizer for the whoopee pie is the state of Maine, where they were invented).. ...
Pollinator fly on spicebush bloom (03/18/12)
This image shows a pollinator fly enjoying the sweet taste of nectar inside the flower of a spicebush. In early spring when woodland plants begin to bloom, insects such as bees, moths, gnats and flies pollinate plants by feeding on nectar. This activity is mutually beneficial to both plant and insect. The plant achieves pollination of its flowers by providing nectar and the insect gets a much-needed high-energy meal...
Daisy Painter (03/18/12)
Daisy Reezoff Painter, 89, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012, at the Lutheran Home. She was born July 14, 1922, to Atanas K. and Grozda Turpenoff Reezoff. Daisy had lived in Granite City, Ill. She was a retired supervisor at the U.S. Government Accounting Office. She was a board member and Sunday school teacher at her beloved Holy Trinity Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church in Madison, Ill. She was a member of Granite City Elkettes and the Red Hat Ladies of Granite City...
Doretta Dunning (03/18/12)
Doretta M. Uelsmann Dunning, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, March 15, 2012, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Oct. 8, 1921, in Benton, Mo., to Gustav and Caroline Westrich Sprenger. She married Floyd E. Uelsmann on June 21, 1941, at Eisleben Lutheran parsonage in Scott City. He preceded her in death Jan. 1, 1972. She then married Arthur Dunning on Nov. 17, 1973. He preceded her in death May 20, 1986...
Elizabeth Ryan (03/18/12)
Elizabeth A. Ryan, 26, of Jackson died Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 3, 1985, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, Mo., to Dennis and Catherine Comte Schumer. She and Frank Ryan were married May 26, 2007, in Perryville, Mo...
Richard Craft (03/18/12)
Richard G. Craft, 79, of Jackson passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 2, 1932, in Wittenberg, Mo., to Moses and Louise Schmidt Kraft. He and Maxine Phillips were married Nov. 16, 1950. They had been married nearly 58 years when she passed away July 20, 2008...
Margie Sykes (03/18/12)
ANNA, Ill. -- Margie Langston Sykes, 89, of Anna died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Anna Rehab and Care Center. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Monday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Bon Reynolds and Richard Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in American Legion Cemetery...
Terry Simpkins (03/18/12)
Terry Lee Simpkins, 66, of Sahuarita, Ariz., died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. He was born Feb. 14, 1946, in Illmo, to Lloyd and Mary Kern Simpkins. He was a 1964 graduate of Illmo-Scott City High School. Terry was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Ella Seiser (03/18/12)
Ella Dorothy Seiser, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Oct. 10, 1932, in Commerce, Mo., to Joseph L. and Caroline Schrum Weber. She married Bernie Seiser, who preceded her in death...
Robert Baugher (03/18/12)
Robert D Baugher, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1947, in Chaffee, Mo., to the late Dallas and Mabel Verble Baugher. Robert served in the U.S. Air Force and was a self-employed carpenter...
Betty Williams (03/18/12)
THEBES, Ill. -- Rheta "Betty" Williams, 78, of Thebes died Friday, March 16, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Baumgard Cemetery, with the Rev. Stephen Clardy officiating...
Mildred Goins (03/18/12)
ANNA, Ill. -- Mildred Goins, 80, of Anna died Friday, March 16, 2012, at her home. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to service time Monday at the at Dongola Pentecostal Church. The funeral will be at noon Monday at the church, with the Rev. Brad Nave officiating...
Dennie Levill (03/18/12)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Dennie Levill, 71, of Cairo died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo, The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mike Shearer officiating...
Gordon Albrecht (03/18/12)
Gordon Louis Albrecht, 92, of Scott City died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Southeast Hospital In Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Mark Stovall (03/18/12)
Mark Alan Stovall, 56, of Egypt Mills died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. He was born June 22, 1955, in Cape Girardeau to Max G. and Evelyn Pletcher Stovall. He graduated from Cape Girardeau Central High School in 1973 and received a bachelor's degree from Murray State University in 1978...
Theodora Jansen (03/18/12)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Theodora H. Jansen, 84, of Leopold passed away Friday, March 16, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 4, 1927, at Leopold, daughter of Joseph William and Hendricka H. Seesing Hinkebein. She and Simon Jacob Jansen were united in marriage June 17, 1950, and he passed away Feb. 5, 1988...
Gus Bollinger (03/18/12)
Harold H. "Gus" Bollinger, 84, of Jackson passed away Friday, March 16, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 9, 1927, in Sedgewickville, Mo., son of Henry P. "Monk" and Lottie Jane Hahs Bollinger. He and Doris Stady were married Sept. 12, 1952, at the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson...
Births 3/18/12 (03/18/12)
Son to Jason Matthew and Jennifer Rebecca Dennis of St. Charles, Mo., Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Name, Caleb Patrick. Weight, 6 pounds, 9 ounces. First child. Mrs. Dennis is the former Jennifer Essner, daughter of Richard and Rebecca Essner of Cape Girardeau. She is a clinical educator at Medical West in St. Louis. Dennis is the son of William and Barbara Dennis of St. Charles. He is a project engineer with Jacobs Engineering in St. Louis...
Heuring - Freiheit (03/18/12)
Angela Marie Heuring and Joshua Paul Freiheit were married Oct. 8, 2011, at Cape Bible Chapel in Cape Girardeau. James Green performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Donald Heuring of Fruitland and Myra Johnston of Jackson. The groom is the son of Paul and Michelle Freiheit of Marble Hill, Mo...
Grahmann - Ward (03/18/12)
Paula Grahmann and Lucas Lynn Ward were married Oct. 1, 2011, at Swiss United Church of Christ in New Glarus, Wis. The Revs. Todd Hackman and Robert Grahmann performed the ceremony. Music was by the Grahmann Family Singers. The bride is the daughter of Robert Grahmann and Patricia Grahmann of Madison, Wis. The groom is the son of Lynn Ward and Patricia Ward of Scott City...
Jaco - Church (03/18/12)
Amy Marie Jaco and Clayton Wayne Church were married Oct. 1, 2011, at Cape Girardeau Elks Lodge. Brian Gilliland performed the ceremony. Music was by Steve Schaffner, violinist, and orchestra. Parents of the bride are Lenzel and Debbie Jaco of Millersville. The groom is the son of Boyce and Pam Church of Cape Girardeau and Beth King of Morley, Mo...
Wittenborn - Uhrhan (03/18/12)
Jill Suzanne Wittenborn and Michael Ray Uhrhan were married June 18, 2011, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. David Hulshof performed the ceremony. Pianist was Lenny Kuper and vocalist was Casie Mills, both of Cape Girardeau. Servers were Cole and Paige Emmenderfer, children of Jason and Amy Emmenderfer of Cape Girardeau...
Blue - Landewee (03/18/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Kristy Michelle Blue and Timothy Allen Landewee were married Oct. 1, 2011, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg, Mo. The Rev. Lewis Hejna and the Rev. Michael Casteel performed the ceremony. Organist was Cheryl Kern of Chaffee. Vocalists were Chris Scherer of Oran, Mo., brother-in-law of the groom; Dolly Kluesner, aunt of the bride, and Samantha Kluesner, cousin of the bride, both of Chaffee...
Ayers - Laxton (03/18/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Jerry and Sharon Ayers of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle LeAnn Ayers, to Jerry Wayne Laxton. He is the son of Jim and Debra Green of Cape Girardeau. A June 30 wedding is planned at First Baptist Church in Delta...
Miller - Dunaway (03/18/12)
Blake and Kathy Miller of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kate Jordan Miller, to Mark Gregory Dunaway. He is the son of Mike and Mary Etta Dunaway of Cape Girardeau. Miller received a degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a second grade teacher with Jackson School District at Orchard Elementary...
Goodman - Williams (03/18/12)
Garry and Terrie Goodman of Leslie, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lori Ann Goodman, to Matthew Darwin Williams, both of Sullivan, Mo. He is the son of Sherry and Dennis Hooe of Cape Girardeau and Darwin and Brenda Williams of Murray, Ky...
Berryhill - Dinkins (03/18/12)
Peggy Berryhill of Cape Girardeau and Jeff Berryhill of Villa Ridge, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy L. Berryhill, to Billy D. Dinkins. He is the son of Don and Sharon Dinkins of Whitewater. Berryhill is a 2008 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School, and is attending Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at New York and Co...
Cape Girardeau police report 3/18/12 (03/18/12)
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...
Jackson police and fire reports 3/18/12 (03/18/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summons Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 3/18/12 (03/18/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 3/18/12 (03/18/12)
Law enforcement personnel spent five hours Monday night searching northern Cape Girardeau County for the man who allegedly shot and stabbed a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper; trooper John Adams is listed in stable condition in the intensive care unit at St. Louis University Hospital; his alleged attacker committed suicide...
School Menus March 19-23 (03/18/12)
MONDAY--No classes. TUESDAY--Cheeseburger or ham & cheese on bun, potato tots, pineapple. WEDNESDAY--Spaghetti or turkey & cheese on bun, broccoli & cheese sauce, french bread, grapes. THURSDAY--Hot dog or ham & cheese on bun, mac & cheese, pink applesauce...
Let the Good Times roll (03/18/12)
I love Sundays. There's church, resting, family time, watching baseball and football (or March Madness for all you basketball fans), and, of course, reading the Southeast Missourian. And if you're reading this, you, like me, probably enjoy reading the Good Times section...
Kudos to Missouri Senate for blocking health exchange (03/18/12)
By Patrick Ishmael and Christie Herrera Earlier this year, the Missouri Senate approved a measure blocking Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's ability to create a health insurance exchange -- a key component of President Barack Obama's health law -- unless the legislature or voters approve it first...
Graffiti and riverfront security (03/18/12)
The city of Cape Girardeau deserves credit for trying to cover offensive graffiti on the riverside of the floodwall as quickly as possible. But as anyone who regularly walks the area knows, it's an unending job. Part of the problem is that the riverfront, away from access gates, is an isolated space that makes it difficult if not impossible for police to happen upon a crime in action. ...
A rush to judgment? (03/18/12)
Did the deer committee rush to judgment without all of the facts? There has been: How can the city rush into such an important decision without having accurate information? Using weapons inside the city is a very drastic measure. Please consider the residents who don't want weapons used in their city...
Prayer 3/18/12 (03/18/12)
Lord Jesus, you are our Savior, deliverer, protector and healer in whom we place our trust. Amen.
Michelle Needs a Superhero!!! (03/18/12)
Michelle's Story: Scott City native, Michelle Bundy, in her early twenties was expecting her second child a little over 2 years ago when she began having terrible pain, not related to the pregnancy. Soon after her little boy, Bentley was born (4 weeks early) Michelle was diagnosed with epithelioid angiosarcoma, a highly aggressive, incurable cancer. ...
Pup (03/18/12)
Pup is 13 years old this week. His favorite activity is barking at the goats
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