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Stories from Monday, March 26, 2012

U.S. 60 in Stoddard Co. reduced for pavement work (03/26/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- U.S. 60 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane this week, while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. This section of highway is from Route WW to Route F. Work began today at 6 a.m. and will conclude by noon on Friday, weather permitting...
Three big Cape road projects start this construction season (03/26/12)
Three big-ticket Cape Girardeau road construction projects are slated to begin this building season, including the highly-touted Broadway Corridor next month. But also on tap: The long-delayed Armstrong Drive that promises to be similar to Siemers Drive, and the next stretch of Veterans Memorial Drive, another segment of the city's outer road system...
Men suspected of stealing from Perry County businesses sought in other parts of Mo., around U.S. (03/26/12)
Authorities in other parts of Missouri and in other states are also seeking those accused of thefts from several Perry County businesses. Law enforcement agencies are tracking a suspected crime ring that slips unseen into business offices of various industries at night and makes off with thousands in payroll checks and petty cash...
Police investigating Sunday night shooting in Cape (03/26/12)
Cape Girardeau police are investigating a shooting that happened late Sunday at Hanover Street and Cousin Street. Police received a call of a person down at about 9:45 p.m., according to Cpl. Rodney Edwards.
Woman killed, boy injured in I-55 accident Saturday (03/26/12)
A Canalou, Mo., woman was killed and a Jackson boy was severely injured in an accident Saturday night. The Cape Girardeau Police Department responded to a three-vehicle accident just after 10 p.m. Saturday on southbound Interstate 55 near the 99 mile marker, according to a news release...
Vietnam Veterans program to be held in Poplar Bluff (03/26/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day program will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the Veterans Wall Memorial in front of the Black River Coliseum in Downtown Poplar Bluff. On March 30, 1973, all U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam. Many faced criticism and hostility when they returned home. Some war protesters even spit on the soldiers...
Miss China 2008 attending Southeast (03/26/12)
After six months and more than 50 competitions with more than 1 million other young Chinese women, Yaoyun Kang was named Miss China 2008 at 19 years old. Kang, referred to as Karen by her classmates and teachers, is now a 23-year-old senior mass media major at Southeast Missouri State University with an emphasis in video production. ...
Southeast Symphony hosts trumpet virtuoso (03/26/12)
World-renowned trumpet player Allen Vizzutti will join the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra for Tuesday night's Trumpet Spectacular. Vizzutti has performed in more than 40 countries with famous artists and ensembles such as Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Chick Corea, Chuck Mangione and the NBC Tonight Show Band. His work can be heard in more than 100 motion picture soundtracks, including "Back to the Future" and "Star Trek."...
Candidate questionnaire: Chris Clayton (03/26/12)
NAME: Chris Clayton AGE: 44 PLACE OF BIRTH: Dallas, Texas SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Gayla Children: Hailey 16 and Chloe 11 OCCUPATION: Sales executive with Glazer's Midwest Distributors. PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT: Vice President-Scott City Park Board. This is my 1st run for elected office...
Battle over Obama health law reaches high court (03/26/12)
WASHINGTON -- The monumental fight over a health care law that touches all Americans and divides them sharply comes before the Supreme Court today. The justices will decide whether to kill or keep the largest expansion in the nation's social safety net in more than four decades...
Today in History (03/26/12)
Today is Monday, March 26, the 86th day of 2012. There are 280 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 26, 1982, groundbreaking ceremonies took place in Washington, D.C., for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On this date:...
JHS grabs two firsts (03/26/12)
Jackson's Brannon Wright finished first in the 400 meters Saturday at the Missouri Relays in Columbia, Mo. Wright won in a time of 50.74 seconds. Sierra Maddox also turned in a first-place performance for the Indians, winning the girls pole vault with a height of 9 feet, 6 inches...
Southeast Missouri State baseball team swept in opening OVC series (03/26/12)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team has had better weekends. Defending Ohio Valley Conference regular-season and tournament champion Austin Peay finished off a three-game Ohio Valley Conference sweep with Sunday's 11-7 comeback win at Capaha Field...
Kansas defeats North Carolina in Midwest Regional final (03/26/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Nothing personal, Roy. Tyshawn Taylor broke out of his slump in a big way Sunday, scoring 22 points and leading Kansas back to the Final Four with an 80-67 victory over former coach Roy Williams and top-seeded North Carolina. The second-seeded Jayhawks (31-6) will play Ohio State on Saturday in their first appearance in the Final Four since 2008, when they won the national championship...
Kentucky overpowers Baylor to reach Final Four (03/26/12)
ATLANTA -- Kentucky is taking its highlight show back to the Big Easy. With an NBA-like display from a young team filled with future pros, the top-seeded Wildcats advanced to the Final Four for the second year in a row with a 82-70 blitzing of Baylor in the South Regional final Sunday...
Southeast Missouri State softball team sweeps doubleheader (03/26/12)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team swept visiting SIU Edwardsville in an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader Sunday. Southeast rallied for an 8-7 victory in the opener and took the nightcap 4-1. The Redhawks improved to 12-17 overall and 5-5 in OVC play. The Cougars fell to 11-19 and 3-7...
Blues notch team-record 14th shutout of season vs. Coyotes (03/26/12)
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Brian Elliott made 20 saves for his eighth shutout and St. Louis' franchise-record 14th of the season in the NHL-leading Blues' 4-0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday night. Elliott extended his shutout streak to 127 minutes, 38 seconds, and tied the Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist and the Kings' Jonathan Quick for the NHL lead in shutouts. ...
Lohse sharp in Cardinals' 9-2 spring training win against Twins (03/26/12)
JUPITER, Fla. -- St. Louis pitcher Kyle Lohse allowed two runs and five hits in six innings, and the Cardinals beat the Minnesota Twins 9-2 on Sunday. "Each of the last starts I had something I wanted to concentrate on, and today was kind of a mix of all," Lohse said. "I was able to drop some good curveballs in. My slider was really good. My changeup was good. I was just continually trying to locate the fastball better and better."...
Redhawks baseball struggles through early season (03/26/12)
It's been a rough start to the season for the inexperienced Southeast Missouri State baseball team, which isn't used to being treated this rudely. The Redhawks saw their losing streak reach eight games Sunday when Austin Peay finished off a three-game sweep of the Ohio Valley Conference-opening series with an 11-7 win at Capaha Field...
Fox's Rivera: Fla. teen's hoodie had role in death (03/26/12)
NEW YORK -- Fox News Channel commentator Geraldo Rivera said Friday that the hoodie an unarmed black teenager wore when he was killed in Florida is as much responsible for his death as the man who shot him. The veteran TV personality, speaking on "Fox & Friends," waded in with an opinion on the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a story that has attracted national attention over the past month. He later acknowledged that his comments were "politically incorrect."...
Ross Furniture is moving, liquidating remaining assests (03/26/12)
Ross Furniture in Jackson is moving to a new, larger location after 33 years in uptown Jackson. Ross Furniture has purchased the former Sander Hardware building at 2310 East Jackson Blvd, said manager Adam Ross. Ross Furniture had been leasing its current location...
Gas prices reality check: What's driving the rise? (03/26/12)
NEW YORK -- Watching the numbers on the gas pump tick ever higher can boil the blood and lead the mind to wonder: Why are gasoline prices so high? Many stand accused, including oil companies, the president, Congress, and speculators on Wall Street. Others assume that the earth is just running out of oil...
People on the Move 3/26/12 (03/26/12)
The board of directors of Love in the Name of Christ has announced the appointment of John Drake McGowan as chief executive officer. He brings experience from previous work at Metropolitan Employment and Rehabilitation Services Goodwill and most recently as a director with United Way to the position. McGowan recently completed the requirements for his masters degree in not-for-profit management...
Sherry Braden (03/26/12)
Sherry Alice Braden, 57, of Liberty, Mo., formally of Scott City, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. She was born May 26, 1954, in Chaffee, Mo., daughter of Edward Baker and the late Sarah Baker, and sister to Ron and Don Baker. She married Richard K. Braden on Dec. 23, 1972, and spent 39 wonderful years with the love of her life...
Frank Geske Sr. (03/26/12)
ANNA, Ill. -- Frank Geske Sr., 92, of Anna died Sunday, March 25, 2012, at his home in Anna. Cremation will be accorded. Family and friends are invited to attend an open house for Mr. Geske from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at 875 Dogwalk Road in Anna...
Mildred Harvell (03/26/12)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Mildred I. Harvell, 95, of Tamms died Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 29, 1916, in Tamms to Frank and Gussie Forgery Lawrence. She married Plez Harvell in May 1940. He preceded her in death April 22, 2009...
Eunice Koenig (03/26/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Eunice F. Koenig, 74, of Perryville died Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Perryville. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today and from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville...
William Krahn (03/26/12)
William Krahn, 79, of Fruitland died Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Florence Patzwitz (03/26/12)
Florence P. Patzwitz, 96, of New Wells, formerly of Belleville, Ill., passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson. She was born Dec. 17, 1915, in North Kansas City, Mo., to Harold G. and Elizabeth J. Wild Young. She and Walter F. Patzwitz were married nearly 25 years when he passed away Oct. 22, 1972...
Floyd Struessel (03/26/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Floyd P. Struessel, 99, of Perryville died Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Independence Care Center of Perry County in Perryville. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 6:30 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville...
Cape Girardeau police report 3/26/12 (03/26/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Out of the past 3/26/12 (03/26/12)
With winter over, a project involving the restoration of the two old locomotives in Capaha and Arena parks is beginning to pick up steam; the tarpaulins which had covered the engines have been removed in preparation for the start of work. Although many television viewers in America will have a new choice April 5 as a fourth television network hits the air, viewers in Southeast Missouri will have to wait until at least fall before Fox Broadcasting Co. is available here...
Broadway disruption (03/26/12)
The much discussed and oft-debated Broadway construction project will begin in a few weeks. It promises to be a massive project that will take months to complete. Regardless of whether you think the costs of aesthetics outweighs the benefits of parking, the streetscape will no doubt be a huge visual improvement over what it is today...
Urban hunting is too broad (03/26/12)
In regard to urban deer hunting, I don't feel that we have enough information. Just because someone says we have a problem doesn't make it so. The instigators of this issue don't want to count the deer or do any kind of survey, they just want us to take their word for it...
Speak Out 3/26/12 (03/26/12)
WE so enjoyed the story in the paper about "Peacocks delight generations at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery." We've lived here all our lives and when my son was small we always stopped to see the peacocks. Sometimes we ate our lunch sitting there on the bench, and we'd feed them too. ...
Prayer 3/26/12 (03/26/12)
May we persevere through trials, keeping our focus on you, O Lord God. Amen.
Cape Central's Nussbaum receives essay award (03/26/12)
Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie) Nussbaum, a senior at Cape Central High School, is receiving plenty of good news these days. Not only is she the recipient of one of the highest academic honors for high school seniors--National Merit Finalist--she also was recently notified that she won first-place in Southeast University's interscholastic essay contest! Cape Central High School English Teacher Abigail Beckwith, who entered the essay on behalf of Nussbaum, praised the young writer in a message to her colleagues, thanking "all of you who have nurtured Lizzie's writing talent.". ...
Cape County Boy Needs Bone Marrow Transplant (03/26/12)
Seated in his high chair, 10-month-old Isaac Grebenick plays with his food even as he fights for his life. The Allenville, Mo., boy has a rare blood disorder that attacks his vital organs. He needs a bone marrow transplant. Isaac suffers from HLH, a condition in which certain white blood cells build up in the body's organs such as the liver and spleen, causing severe swelling and fever...
Bone Marrow Registry Drive at Southeast Hospital (03/26/12)
Help save a life by joining the Be the Match RegistryŽ, the national registry of bone marrow donors. The Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society Alliance will hold a bone marrow registry drive on Friday, March 30, from 1 to 7 p.m. in the Harrison Room at Southeast Hospital. No appointment is needed...
Easter Season Services - First Pentecostal of Cape (03/26/12)
Palm Sunday and Easter: Two Services you won't want to miss! First Pentecostal Church 3054 Lexington Ave 573-335-9291 Cape Girardeau, Mo 63701 www.fpccape.com [check the website for map] Palm Sunday, April 1, 2012 A special Palm Celebration with an inspiring message from pastor Faire. ...
Immaculate Conception Presents Spring Concert (03/26/12)
The Immaculate Conception Church Music Ministry will present their annual spring concert on Sunday afternoon, April 22 at 2:15 in the church on Hope Street in Jackson. Featured will be the Adult Choir, Bells of Joy Ringers, Choristers and Musicians. In addition to singing, the Choristers will also be doing some ethnic folk dancing. There is no admission charge and refreshments will be served afterwards in the Fellowship Hall...
Maple UMC to hold fish/chicken fry Friday night, (03/26/12)
Looking for a great fish/chicken dinner with all the fixings, including dessert and drink for $9 for adults this week? Time is 4 to 7 p.m. at Maple United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall Friday evening, corner of Cape Rock and Jean Ann Drive. Come in and enjoy eating with friends or do the take out line...
Dogwood flower (03/26/12)
This was taken at the Pineridge Boyscout Campground in Makanda, Illinois.
Flowering Cherry (03/26/12)
The early spring like temperatures brought out many flowers on our flowing cherry.
Sax quartet heads to state (03/26/12)
Perryville High School students recently earned the highest rating at the district competition. District competition was held March 16 at Cape Central High School. Those earning a "1" rating will advance to the state band competition to be held April 28 in Columbia...
PCMS 7th graders win 4th at Quiz Bowl (03/26/12)
The PCMS Seventh Grade Scholar Bowl team brought home the second place trophy after competing against 20 teams at the JCAA 2012 Quiz Bowl. The team includes (from left) Jeremiah Choka, Jasmyn Mahathath, Holly Clifton, Dylan Jannin, Phoebe Pohlman, Chaylee Vogt and Alex Laws...
PCMS 8th grade takes second at Quiz Bowl (03/26/12)
The PCMS Eighth Grade Scholar Bowl team brought home the second place trophy after competing against 20 teams at the JCAA 2012 Quiz Bowl. The team includes (from left) Mollie Kluender, Ryan Noland, Brooke Hogard, Emma Nelson, Rachael Moore, Josh Delassus, Maddi Layton and Peyton Besand...
Top readers log over 26,000 pages (03/26/12)
Five students in Mary Richardson's sixth grade communication arts classes read a combined total of 269,927 pages during the first 3 quarters of this school year. The students read books that they documented on signed reading logs and then passed computer tests about those books. ...
PCMS writers earn awards (03/26/12)
Two Perry County Middle School students recently won awards for their writing skills. Kayla Buchheit (above, left) Macey Stueve are both sixth graders at PCMS. Kayla is the daughter of Glennon and Laura Buchheit of Perryville. She won second place in the Missouri State Poetry Society Youth Poetry Contest in the sixth grade division series. ...
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