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Report: Chaffee mayor suggested shooting dog (03/23/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- A small doggie door at the Elfrink's two-story white house on Elliott Avenue no longer swings open to let Lexi outside. The rat terrier and shih tzu mix isn't using her custom-made ramp to get to her fenced side yard, either. Her death, reported to be caused by a gunshot by a Chaffee police officer Feb. ...
Police release documents related to chase, self-shooting (03/23/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department this week released 27 pages of documents to the Southeast Missourian including statements from police involved in the March 6 police chase and self-shooting of Sean M. Smith. The documents also include witness accounts of the chase and fatal shooting...
SEMO regents may consolidate 2 colleges (03/23/12)
The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will decide Friday on the first of several measures to create a smaller budget under pressure of probable reductions in state appropriations for higher education. University president Dr. Ken Dobbins predicts a consolidation of two academic colleges, staff changes prompted by retirements and vacancies and budget cuts in various departments will help the university deal with a $3.3 million cut to its overall annual budget...
High gas prices fueling county transit rate increases (03/23/12)
Escalating gas prices are now even hitting the wallets of those who rely on others for a ride. The Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority, which bought nearly 100,000 gallons of fuel last year, is increasing its cab rates by about 50 cents per one-way trip and its fixed-route bus rates by $1 per ride, officials say, in an attempt to recoup some of the money that is being hemorrhaged by the ever-increasing price at the pumps...
Football game, festivities to benefit sheriff's deputy with cancer (03/23/12)
Travis Sikes was a 17-year veteran of the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department when he was diagnosed last October with Mantel Cell Lymphoma, a rare form of cancer. Travis' fellow co-workers and friends, who know him as "Tick," got together and came up with the idea to host a benefit football game between The Cape County Enforcers, an amateur football team many of them play on in their free time, and a team comprised of law enforcement officers from the other side of the state...
Trans-Siberian Orchestra draws 1,750 people to Show Me Center (03/23/12)
The artists of Trans-Siberian Orchestra played to a crowd of 1,750 Thursday night at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. Against a backdrop of three cathedral windows the storyline of "Beethoven's Last Night" was infused with pyrotechnics, laser lights, graphics and energetic music.
Oran, Mo., teenager faces sex crime charges (03/23/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- An Oran, Mo., teenager is in custody and faces several charges following a sexual abuse investigation by the Scott County Sheriff's Department. James C. Griswell, 17, was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of deviant sexual assault, first-degree sexual misconduct and third-degree assault. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said in a news release that the department began its investigation earlier in the week after several victims came forward with reports of crimes...
Former Thebes, Ill., police officer sentenced to probation (03/23/12)
CAIRO, Ill. -- A former Thebes, Ill., police officer plead guilty Thursday to official misconduct after allegedly releasing a person from custody in exchange for sexual favors. Terry Crowe, 39, of Mounds, Ill., was arrested in July 2011, after a yearlong investigation...
Cape County to accept resumes for courthouse planning (03/23/12)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission approved a motion Thursday to advertise for architectural firms qualified to assist with long-term courthouse planning. "Part of our job as county commissioners is to plan for the future," said Commissioner Paul Koeper, who initiated a discussion Monday about engaging architects to help address problems with existing aging structures and to possibly plan a new courthouse...
Cape apartment building moderately damaged in overnight fire (03/23/12)
An overnight fire caused moderate damage to a Cape Girardeau apartment building, according to fire officials. No one was hurt in the blaze that started at 10 Rivercrest Drive around 1 a.m. Firefighters arrived to find heavy flames on the outside of the building and its nine apartments were searched for occupants, according to a news release from the Cape Girardeau Fire Department. All occupants evacuated...
DAR to rededicate plaque at Cape courthouse (03/23/12)
The Nancy Hunter Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will host a rededication ceremony at the Rush H. Limbaugh Sr. U.S. Courthouse in Cape Girardeau on April 25. The ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. in the atrium area. The chapter will rededicate a plaque that contains the names of the first recognized Revolutionary War soldiers in Cape Girardeau County. ...
Telethon for Kenny Rogers center to be this weekend (03/23/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- All of the Kenny Rogers Children's Center's stars -- its therapists and the children they serve -- will be out in full force this weekend during the annual telethon. Set for Saturday and Sunday at the Sikeston Field House, the 32nd annual telethon will have a new theme this year, "Under the Bigtop."...
More than 200 to lose jobs at Poplar Bluff plant (03/23/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Briggs & Stratton Corp. of Milwaukee continues to reduce its manufacturing capacity due to a prolonged decline in the lawn and garden market, resulting in the layoff of 210 permanent employees at its plant in Poplar Bluff. The layoff will be effective April 12, according to a news release issued Thursday...
Man sought in Dexter McDonald's assault (03/23/12)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Dexter police are looking for a man accused of assaulting a teenage girl in the restroom of the local McDonald's on March 16. Police received a call just before 2 p.m. that a man in his early 20s entered the women's restroom at McDonald's at 909 West Business Highway 60 and assaulted a 17-year-old girl who had entered the restroom earlier with a friend...
Stoddard County Commission seats to be contested (03/23/12)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- As the March 27 filing period deadline nears for state, district and county positions, both district seats on the Stoddard County Commission will be contested in the November general election. County voters will also choose between two candidates for coroner...
Jackson posts new Saturday recycling center hours (03/23/12)
The Jackson Recycling Center will be open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning April 7. Expanded hours of operation will be observed through Oct. 27. Only the Saturday schedule is affected. Current winter Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The recycling center accepts cardboard, newspaper, magazines, office paper, junk mail, Styrofoam, grocery bags, clear, green and brown glasses, all plastic containers, aluminum, tin and steel cans and electronic waste...
Candidate questionnaire: Lynn Ware (03/23/12)
NAME: LYNN WARE AGE: 52 PLACE OF BIRTH: FLINT MICH SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: ERICA WARE...DAUGHTER OCCUPATION: CAPE GIRARDEAU SAFE COMMUNITIES COORDINATOR EMPLOYER: CITY OF CAPE BUSINESS OWNED, ALL OR PART: NONE PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT: NONE...
Candidate questionnaire: Kyle McDonald (03/23/12)
NAME: Kyle McDonald AGE: 43 PLACE OF BIRTH: Charleston, South Carolina SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Amy McDonald - Director of Cape Public Schools Foundation Madeleine McDonald - Freshman at Cape Central High School Allison McDonald - 5th grade at Cape Middle School...
Candidate questionnaire: Robert Grayhek (03/23/12)
NAME: Robert Grayhek AGE: 47 PLACE OF BIRTH: Lienz, Austria SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Sheila is my wife, Erin is in 3rd grade and Ian in Kindergarten. OCCUPATION: Director of Trauma & Disaster Services EMPLOYER: Saint Francis Medical Center BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART: None...
Candidate questionnaire: Paul Stoner (03/23/12)
NAME: Paul Stoner AGE: 39 PLACE OF BIRTH: Camp Lejeune, North Carolina SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Wife-Summer Stoner Daughters-Montana and Mackenzie Stoner OCCUPATION: Operations Manager EMPLOYER: FedEx Express BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART: N/A PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT:...
Candidate questionnaire: Mark Gremaud (03/23/12)
NAME: Mark Gremaud AGE: 55 PLACE OF BIRTH: Perryville, MO SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Spouse: Patti, Children: Kelsea 23, Courtney 20, Trenton 17 OCCUPATION: Farming EMPLOYER: Gremaud Farms BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART: co-owner with siblings PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT:...
Candidate questionnaire: Pat Wissman (03/23/12)
Name: Pat Wissman Age: 54 Place of Birth: Cape Girardeau, Missouri Spouse, children's names: Spouse - Brenda Wissman; Children - Joe, Jessica, Amanda, Alexa, Lyulf Occupation: Retired Previous offices held or sought: Presiding Commissioner, school board...
Ringling Bros. coming to Show Me Center next month (03/23/12)
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Barnum Bash will be at the Show Me Center from April 27 to 29. Tickets for the event will go on sale March 30 and can purchased at the Show Me Center box office by calling 651-5000 or visiting www.showmecenter.biz.
Highway 77 in Mississippi County closed for pipe replacement (03/23/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 77 between Highway 102 and Route AA in Mississippi County will be closed Wednesday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert pipe under the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636 or visit www.modot.org/southeast...
Jackson lifts boil order for Forest Acres neighborhood (03/23/12)
The precautionary boil water order enacted Wednesday in Forest Acres subdivision in Jackson was lifted at approximately 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Water line maintenance operations to improve water quality began Wednesday morning. Workers restored water service to all customers by noon Wednesday and finished testing the water quality Thursday afternoon. ...
Mo. applications released for recreation grants (03/23/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri state parks officials have released application forms for federal grants to pay for outdoor recreation projects. Local governments and school districts are eligible for grants to develop or renovate outdoor facilities or buy land for new parks. The grants require a 55 percent local match. Missouri officials estimate that $600,000 will be available this year...
Missouri US Sen. McCaskill files for re-election (03/23/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri has officially begun her re-election campaign, the first and only Democrat so far in a contest that has attracted several Republicans. McCaskill was in Jefferson City on Friday to file for the August party primary in her bid for a second, six-year term...
Mo. GOP reschedules St. Charles County caucus (03/23/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- One of Missouri's biggest Republican areas will try again to participate in the GOP presidential nomination process after a fracas forced cancellation of the first caucus. The Missouri Republican Party on Friday announced that the St. Charles County caucus has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. April 10 at the convention center in St. Charles. State Republican Party Chairman David Cole will preside until a caucus chairman is chosen...
Report: Mississippi River second-most toxic (03/23/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A new report released by the group Environment Missouri says the Mississippi River is the nation's second-most toxic river. KSDK-TV (http://on.ksdk.com/GJfpJc ) reports that data released Thursday by Environment Missouri shows that 12 million pounds of toxins were dumped into the Mississippi in 2010. The only waterway more toxic is the Ohio River...
Mo.'s warm weather bringing out the bugs (03/23/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) - This month's unseasonably warm weather is bringing out the bugs. KMOX Radio (http://cbsloc.al/GE0EeW ) reports that University of Missouri researcher Wayne Bailey is citing an increasing number of mosquito and tick reports. Temperatures in the 80s have been common throughout Missouri over the past two weeks, bringing June-like weather to March. Bailey says the warm weather is making for hungry ticks and he urges people who venture to or near wooded areas to check themselves...
St. Louis hoops game to help Joplin, set record (03/23/12)
ST. LOUIS -- A nearly five-day basketball game under way in St. Louis is intended to raise money for the Joplin tornado recovery effort and set a possible world record. The game involving mostly St. Louis-area businessmen tipped off early Wednesday at the Missouri Athletic Club. The game is scheduled to end Sunday night, The Joplin Globe reported...
Tea party PAC backs Steelman in Mo. Senate race (03/23/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A national tea party group has endorsed former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman in Missouri's Republican U.S. Senate primary. But numerous Missouri tea party groups say they are not taking sides in the race. The Tea Party Express cited Steelman's conservative economic record and past experience in office while saying Thursday that she would be the best candidate to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in the November election...
"Off-Cleaner" maker donates land for park (03/23/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis-area entrepreneur has left a big present for Missouri -- 843 acres of land that will become a new state park. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/GKv3nO ) reports that Don Robinson died Monday at the Pacific Care Center. He was 84 and suffered from congestive heart failure...
Mo. judge hears arguments on tax ballot measure (03/23/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A former deputy Missouri auditor has testified that cost estimates for tax initiatives proposed for this year's ballot are insufficient. Chuck Pierce testified Thursday in Cole County court about proposed constitutional amendments that would phase out Missouri's income tax and implement a broader sales tax.
U.S. soldier charged in Afghan shooting rampage (03/23/12)
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was charged on Friday with 17 counts of premeditated murder, a capital offense that could lead to the death penalty in the massacre of Afghan civilians, the U.S. military said. The 38-year-old soldier is accused of walking off a U.S. ...
Science, care preserve Washington, D.C.'s original cherry trees (03/23/12)
WASHINGTON -- The pink and white cherry blossoms that color the nation's capital and draw a million visitors each spring began with trees that have survived for a century. It was 100 years ago this month when first lady Helen Taft and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, planted two Yoshino cherry trees on the bank of Washington's Tidal Basin. ...
U.S. unemployment aid applications hit 4-year low (03/23/12)
WASHINGTON -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid fell to a four-year low last week, bolstering the view that the job market is strengthening. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications dropped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 348,000. That's the lowest level since March 2008, just months into the recession. The four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, dipped to 355,000, matching a four-year low...
Government to keep info on Americans with no terror ties (03/23/12)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. intelligence community will now be able to store information about Americans with no ties to terrorism for up to five years under new Obama administration guidelines. Until now, the National Counterterrorism Center had to immediately destroy information about Americans that was already stored in other government databases when there were no clear ties to terrorism...
House panel approves GOP budget plan (03/23/12)
WASHINGTON -- The top Republican in the House predicted a deficit-slashing GOP budget plan is on track to pass next week despite clearing the Budget Committee by a razor-thin margin. "I am confident that we will have the votes," said House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio...
Santorum's best shot: Win Iowa caucus - again (03/23/12)
WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum is falling so far behind Mitt Romney in the race for Republican delegates that his best chance might be in states that voted weeks ago. The chief rival to the front-running Romney, Santorum is trying to improve his lot in places like Iowa and Washington, where local caucuses were just the first step in determining delegates to the Republican National Convention. ...
Insurers speeding up health care overhaul preparations (03/23/12)
The nation's big insurers are spending millions to carry out President Barack Obama's health care overhaul even though there's a chance the wide-reaching law won't survive Supreme Court scrutiny. It's not that health insurers want to bet big that the court will uphold the Affordable Care Act. ...
Houston's death a drowning, says coroner (03/23/12)
LOS ANGELES -- Whitney Houston died from drowning in a hotel bathtub, but coroner's officials said Thursday that heart disease and chronic cocaine use were contributing factors to the singer's death. The release of the autopsy findings ends weeks of speculation about what killed the Grammy-winning singer Feb. 11 on the eve of the Grammy Awards...
Embattled Fla. police chief steps down temporarily (03/23/12)
SANFORD, Fla. -- The police chief who has been criticized for not arresting a neighborhood watch volunteer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager announced Thursday that he is temporarily stepping down to let passions cool. Sanford police chief Bill Lee's decision came less than a day after city commissioners gave him a "no confidence" vote, and after a couple of weeks of protests and uproar on social media websites. ...
Obama defends handling of Keystone (03/23/12)
CUSHING, Okla. -- President Barack Obama firmly defended his record on oil drilling Thursday, ordering the government to fast-track an Oklahoma pipeline while accusing Congress of playing politics with a larger Canada-to-Gulf Coast project. Deep in Republican oil country, Obama said lawmakers refused to give his administration enough time review the controversial 1,170-mile Keystone XL pipeline in order to ensure that it wouldn't compromise the health and safety of people living in surrounding areas.. ...
Today in History (03/23/12)
Today is Friday, March 23, the 83rd day of 2012. There are 283 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 23, 2011, Academy Award-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal life and enduring fame and glamour made her one of the last of the classic movie stars, died in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79...
Mali soldiers declare coup, loot palace (03/23/12)
BAMAKO, Mali -- Drunken soldiers looted Mali's presidential palace hours after they declared a coup Thursday, suspending the constitution and dissolving the institutions of one of the few established democracies in this troubled corner of Africa...
French standoff ends with suspect shot in the head (03/23/12)
TOULOUSE, France -- In a dramatic end to a 32-hour standoff, a masked French SWAT team slipped into the apartment of an Islamist extremist Thursday, sparking a firefight that ended with the suspect jumping out the window and being fatally shot in the head...
Brazil's poor get free Botox, other cosmetic treatments (03/23/12)
RIO DE JANEIRO -- A machine purrs as it delivers electrical pulses deep into the saggy skin on Barbara Penha's jawline, a high-tech treatment used first to tighten her jowls and then to sculpt her tummy. The technique is all the rage at the chic dermatology clinics that cater to legions of wealthy women here who invest serious time and big bucks into looking their bikini best...
Five more bodies found in Concordia cruise wreck (03/23/12)
GIGLIO, Italy -- Search crews in Italy have found five more bodies in the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which struck a reef off an Italian island in January. The development Thursday raises to 30 the number of bodies found. Two people remain missing and are presumed dead...
Lawyer: Israeli outpost deal a stalling tactic (03/23/12)
JERUSALEM -- A deal to allow Jewish settlers to remain in their unauthorized West Bank outpost for another three years is a stalling tactic that could lead to them staying there, a lawyer told Israel's Supreme Court Thursday. The court has ordered the Migron outpost taken down by the end of the month. Next week, the court is expected to decide whether to approve the agreement between the government and the settlers, which would allow the settlers to remain until 2015...
Syria's Bashar Assad in control after a bloody year of unrest (03/23/12)
BEIRUT -- As world leaders close ranks against Syrian leader Bashar Assad, the U.S. president summed up the popular wisdom during a recent White House news conference: "Ultimately, this dictator will fall." That prediction may be premature. Regime forces have retaken the major opposition strongholds, the rebels are low on money and guns, and the U.N. ...
Gay-themed comedy overcomes Balkan divide (03/23/12)
BELGRADE, Serbia -- Gays and soldiers usually don't mix in the conservative Balkans. Neither do former foes from the region's ethnic wars. Yet a tale about a Serbian wartime fighter who recruits enemy veterans to protect a gay pride event has become an unlikely movie sensation...
High school roundup: Chaffee boys, Notre Dame girls capture track meet (03/23/12)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State baseball team opens OVC play today (03/23/12)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team will try to put a rocky start to the season behind it this weekend. The Redhawks (7-15) begin Ohio Valley Conference play with a three-game home series against what is considered to be the top squad in the 10-team league...
Top-seeded Michigan State falls in West, while No. 1 Syracuse wins thriller in East (03/23/12)
PHOENIX -- Gorgui Dieng swatted away the West Region's top seed to send Rick Pitino into another regional final. Chane Behanan scored 15 points and Dieng anchored Louisville's stifling defense with seven blocked shots, helping the Cardinals knock off top-seeded Michigan State 57-44 Thursday night in the West Regional semifinals...
Cardinals continue strong preseason (03/23/12)
St. Louis improved to 11-6 in spring training games with a 9-0 win against the Nationals
Retired SEMO instructor still making marvelous music (03/23/12)
There are, give or take, 39,000 residents of Cape Girardeau. Last Sunday afternoon nearly 200 of them were comfortably seated in the newly expanded and remodeled reception area at Chateau Girardeau for something so special that you have to feel a little sorry for the 38,800 folks who weren't there...
Boy bands back on music scene (03/23/12)
NEW YORK -- It seems like we can never say goodbye, bye, bye to boy bands. A decade after *NSync and the Backstreet Boys dominated the entertainment world, boy bands have returned and are making a comeback. One Direction, the British quintet that placed third on the U.K.'s "X Factor" in 2010, will see its album "Up All Night" debut high on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart this week. ...
Best Bet: Golden Dragon Acrobats (03/23/12)
The Golden Dragon Acrobats make their way to the Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus at 7:30 p.m. today. The touring show combines acrobatics, ancient and contemporary Chinese music, spectacular costumers, traditional dance and theater to highlight the 2,500-year-old Chinese acrobatic legacy. Call 651-2265 for ticket information...
Arts and entertainment for babies big and small (03/23/12)
By the time you read this, I will have become a father to a baby girl. Thanks to advice from scores of folks (specifically, co-managing editor and awesome father Matt Sanders) I should have a decent handle on the situation, especially for a first-time father...
Rocking out to Christian music with Jeremy Camp (03/23/12)
It's not every week that SE Live features a concert by a Christian act. But it's not every week that a Christian act as big as Jeremy Camp comes to town. Over a 10-year career, Camp has sold more than 3 million albums and won several Christian music awards. ...
Without being signed, reggae band finds fan base keeps growing (03/23/12)
Aaron Kamm and the One Drops formed in 2009 to perform reggae, blues and rock music with a touch of live improvisation. The band's name is a combination of the lead guitarist and vocalist's name and the name of the most common reggae drumbeat. Reggae artists use the term "one drop" to refer to the opening beat of a song...
Herman Sowers (03/23/12)
ANNA, Ill. -- Herman W. Sowers, 81, of Anna, formerly of Olive Branch, Ill., died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Union County Hospital. He served with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna...
Jane Ulrich (03/23/12)
Jane C. Ulrich, 86, of Jackson died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Inurnment will be in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield. A memorial service will be held at a later date. McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson is in charge of arrangements...
Dean Little (03/23/12)
Melvin Dean Little, 70, of Scott City died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 20, 1941, to Theodore Scott and Lillian Elizabeth Sander Little. Dean married Sandra Lee Parker on Sept. 7, 1960. He later married Wendy Sullivan on June 26, 1999...
Bob Thompson (03/23/12)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Bob Thompson, 79, of Advance passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at his home. He was born Jan. 17, 1933, at Bell City, Mo., son of James Harvey and Ona Mae Hickerson Thompson Sr. He and Vivian Spears were married July 16, 1955, in Hernando, Miss. She preceded him in death March 5, 1996...
Alfred Menz (03/23/12)
KELSO, Mo. -- Alfred A. Menz, 88, of Kelso died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 2, 1923, in New Hamburg, Mo., to Theon and Bertha Hahn Menz. He and Helen B. Diebold were married June, 27, 1953, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso...
Alice Ketterman (03/23/12)
Alice L. Ketterman, 91, of Jackson passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 13, 1920, in Chicago, daughter of Thomas and Mary Mauldinado Huron. Alice moved to the Jackson area in the early 1970s. She was a beautician in her early years and later managed area food and drink establishments...
Jackson police report 3/23/12 (03/23/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Cape Girardeau police report 3/23/12 (03/23/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Cape Girardeau fire report 3/23/12 (03/23/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 3/23/12 (03/23/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The North Scott County Golf Association, which was formed several months ago, is looking into the possibility of building a nine-hole course in the vicinity of Chaffee, Scott City and New Hamburg, Mo. About 70 people turn out for a public hearing at the Arena Building to discuss utility costs; members of Cape Girardeau's utility hear mostly complaints about high utility bills; those expressing an opinion urge the city to acquire one or more of the utilities now operated by Union Electric.. ...
Tax credits set to expire at the end of March (03/23/12)
In March 2010, the Southeast Missouri Food Bank received $250,000 in Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits from the state to issue to eligible donors. With locations in Cape Girardeau and Sikeston the Food Bank has $234,500 in tax credits that must be used by the end of this month or future funding will be lost...
Weekend baseball (03/23/12)
Southeast Missouri has experienced unseasonably warm weather lately. If you've been outside it's felt more like May than March. But the mild temperatures and sunshine have made for great baseball weather. The local high school baseball season started this week. If you head out most weekday afternoons or Saturdays you're likely to find a great game taking place at one of the area ball fields...
Cost for health care law (03/23/12)
On March 20 the editorial cartoon and a Mike Jensen article both claimed the Affordable Care Act cost estimate has doubled and that the cost is now $2 trillion. These claims are not true. If you want the facts you can go to this link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/no-the-cbo-hasnt-doubled-its-cost-estimate-for-health-care-reform/2011/08/25/gIQAZj7FPS_blog.html....
Speak Out 3/23/12 (03/23/12)
THE only people who are against voter ID requirements are people here illegally, people who want to vote more than once and the dead people who somehow voted in 2008. MORE power to those who came out to protest Limbaugh's lewd comments about a young woman's comments. ...
Prayer 3/23/12 (03/23/12)
Thank you, O Lord Jesus, that in your nearness we may take shelter. Amen.
SEMO Film Students Compete in Local Video Contest (03/23/12)
Two Southeast Missouri State University film students look to make a statement with their entry in the "This is Big" video contest hosted by Big River Telephone. Sam Pixley and Bryan Schilligo's video entry has made it to the final round of the competition which has proven to be tough. ...
Outdoor Nature Photography Workshop (03/23/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO--Sat. April 21, regional photographer Aaron Horrell from the Painted Wren Gallery at the Bilderbach Art Plaza in Cape Girardeau, MO will be hosting a two-day outdoor photography workshop, in conjunction with Victor Kantchev, another photographer, and the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. ...
Salute To Veterans Airshow (03/23/12)
SPECTACULAR HIGH FLYING AND PARACHUTING TRIBUTES AT THE 24TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SALUTE TO VETERANS CELEBRATION 2012 THEME: ¡§ETERNAL VIGILANCE¡¨ THANKS TO OUR ARMED FORCES Columbia, MO: The Memorial Day Weekend Salute to Veterans Corporation invites the public to be our guests at our 24th Annual FREE two-day Salute to Veterans Airshow over the Memorial Day Weekend May 26-27, 2012 from 9:30am to 3:30pm at Columbia Regional Airport. ...
Salute To Veterans Airshow (03/23/12)
SPECTACULAR HIGH FLYING AND PARACHUTING TRIBUTES AT THE 24TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SALUTE TO VETERANS CELEBRATION 2012 THEME: ¡§ETERNAL VIGILANCE¡¨ THANKS TO OUR ARMED FORCES Columbia, MO: The Memorial Day Weekend Salute to Veterans Corporation invites the public to be our guests at our 24th Annual FREE two-day Salute to Veterans Airshow over the Memorial Day Weekend May 26-27, 2012 from 9:30am to 3:30pm at Columbia Regional Airport. ...
Guardsman honors local Cape Girardeau business (03/23/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Keith Hon and Breanna New, of SEMO Imprints in Cape Girardeau, were recently presented with a Patriot Award in recognition of their extraordinary support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserves. The Patriot Award was created by the Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve to recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees who have answered their nation's call to duty...
Start Smart Baseball Offered in Cape Girardeau (03/23/12)
Start Smart Baseball is a developmentally-appropriate, introductory baseball program for children 3 to 5 years old, offered by Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation. The program prepares children for organized tee ball, baseball and softball in a fun environment without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt...
Plaza Tire Sells some green for MDA (03/23/12)
Plaza Tire Service recently raised $17,064 for the local Muscular Dystrophy Association chapter during the organization's annual Shamrocks campaign. The companies' stores sold green shamrocks for a $1 and gold shamrocks for $5 to their patrons from the middle of February through St. Patrick's Day...
3rd Annual Southwestern IL Indian Artifact Show (03/23/12)
Members of the Illinois State Archeological Society would like to invite you to their 3rd Annual Indian Artifact Show to be held on Saturday, April 14th from 8am to 3pm at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex just North of Sparta IL off of IL Rt. ...
locks of love (03/23/12)
my sister linda scott of zalma mo donated about 65 inches of her hair after learning of her cancer. very brave sister.
After the hail storm in Jackson (03/23/12)
On the left is a photo of how my flowers looked last year, and on the right is the same flower bed after today's hail storm.
Bollinger Mill (03/23/12)
Bollinger Mill
Ohhhh Hail!!! (03/23/12)
Some of the large hail we received in Jackson, MO this morning. It's some of the most jagged large hail I've ever seen!! Glad it didn't last long!!
Jagged hail on E Main in Jackson (03/23/12)
Jagged hail on E Main in Jackson
Hail (03/23/12)
3-23-12 Hail storm moving North.
Hail in Jackson (03/23/12)
Hail March 23, 2012 in Jackson
Hail (03/23/12)
Some of the bigger pieces I could find in Jackson
Jackson Hail (03/23/12)
Hail from the storm this afternoon in Jackson
hail storm in fruitland (03/23/12)
Hail storm on April 23
Good Samaritan: Plaza Tire Service (03/23/12)
Plaza Tire Service recently raised $17,064 for the local Muscular Dystrophy Association during the organization's annual Shamrocks campaign. The companies stores sold green shamrocks for a $1 and gold shamrocks for $5 to their patrons from the middle of February through St. Patrick's Day...
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