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Stories from Friday, April 13, 2012

Search for Cape girl who vanished in 1965 continues with help of Florida private investigator (04/13/12)
Jim Smith doesn't deny it -- everyone loves a good mystery. But, for the detective with the Cape Girardeau Police Department, finding out what happened to Elizabeth Gill on that Sunday afternoon in 1965 is only marginally about closing the books on a cold case...
Tax deadline comes two days late this year (04/13/12)
This year's tax filing deadline falls two calendar days later than usual. Federal returns are due Tuesday. The traditional deadline is April 15, but that date falls on Sunday this year. Monday is a federal holiday, Emancipation Day. The deadline for Missouri income tax filing is also Tuesday...
Suspect still at large in attempted bank robbery (04/13/12)
A man police are seeking as a suspect in the attempted robbery of a Cape Girardeau bank is still at large. Police responded to a call of a robbery at US Bank, 3060 William St., at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The suspect didn't display a gun, but handed a note to a teller asking for money...
Postal workers protest plan to cut delivery days, rural post offices (04/13/12)
Postal workers lined the sidewalk in front of the Rush H. Limbaugh Sr. U.S. Courthouse Thursday to show their opposition to Senate legislation that would end Saturday mail delivery among other things. Senate Bill 1789 would end six-day delivery, phase out door-to-door delivery, close post offices and eliminate jobs, say members of the National Association of Letter Carriers...
SEMO may avoid cut in state funding with amended budget proposal (04/13/12)
Southeast Missouri State University could receive the same amount of state-appropriated funding as last year for fiscal year 2013 if Gov. Jay Nixon signs off on an amended budget approved by a Senate committee Thursday. The $24 billion budget underwent approximately $86 million in cuts at the hands of the Senate Appropriations Committee compared to a version approved earlier by the House. ...
Police investigating attempted robbery at Cape Girardeau bank (04/13/12)
Cape Girardeau police are investigating a bank robbery. An attempted robbery took place at US Bank, 3060 William St., Thursday afternoon, Cape Girardeau Police Department spokesman Darin Hickey said. No shots were fired, no one was injured and police said initially they didn't think the suspect displayed a weapon...
Cape County Commission sponsoring grant to help finish playground (04/13/12)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission unanimously agreed to sponsor a $75,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund grant that would help complete an all-accessible playground in Cape County Park North, though Commissioner Jay Purcell expressed reservations about endorsing the application...
Two teens charged in Bernie pavilion fire (04/13/12)
BERNIE, Mo. -- Two Bernie teens were released on bond this week after being charged with felony second-degree arson. Sahara Megan Cobb, 17, and Allissa M. Wilhite, 18, were both charged for taking part in burning down the pavilion at Bernie City Park over the weekend...
Scott City police release photos of pharmacy burglary suspect (04/13/12)
The Scott City Police Department on Thursday released surveillance photos of a burglary that happened Monday at Medicap Pharmacy, 2220 Main St. Shortly before midnight Monday, officers discovered that the pharmacy's front door had been kicked in and that medication had been taken. An inventory is being recorded of Medicap's stock as well, Lt. Casey Dodd said...
Cape Girardeau County Tea Party to hold rally Saturday (04/13/12)
The Cape Girardeau County Tea Party is hosting a rally Saturday at Capaha Park, starting at 11 a.m. with top-of-the-hour speakers who will address such subjects as the Constitution, states' rights, restraining taxation and the status of the tea party movement...
Quilt event being staged in three Perry County towns (04/13/12)
More than 75 quilts across five venues will be on display Saturday in the East Perry County Quilt Show. Featured lecturer and Perryville native Ann Hazelwood, president of the board of directors of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Ky., will present a "bed-turning" of vintage quilts contributed by the Frohna Friendship Circle...
Paving work reduces Route BB in Scott County (04/13/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route BB from U.S. 60 to Route Y in Scott County will be reduced to one lane Monday and Tuesday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. Weather permitting, work will be performed from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. 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...
Highway 72 in Bollinger-Madison counties reduced (04/13/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 72 in Bollinger and Madison counties will be reduced to one lane Monday through Thursday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews trim trees. This section of highway is from Highway 51 to Route F. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. ...
U.S. 60 in New Madrid County reduced for bridge repairs (04/13/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- U.S. 60 in New Madrid County will be reduced to one lane beginning Wednesday as contractor crews perform bridge repairs. The bridge is between Route FF and U.S. 61. Weather permitting, the work will be performed Wednesday through May 2, from 7 a.m. ...
Mo. House OKs adding cellphones to no-call list (04/13/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legislation allowing Missourians to place their cellphone numbers on the state's telemarketing no-call list is moving forward. The House voted 147-0 Thursday for the bill allowing the addition of cellphones to the list, which would put them off-limits to most solicitations by phone call or text message. Sponsoring House member Todd Richardson, a Republican form Poplar Bluff, said expanding the registry would protect the privacy of Missourians...
Former Missouri governor pleads guilty in donation case (04/13/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson has pleaded guilty to a federal charge related to an illegal political donation made after he left office. The plea on Thursday came the same day federal prosecutors announced an indictment against Wilson and St. Louis lawyer Edward Griesedieck III.
Mo. Senate panel endorses roughly $24B budget plan (04/13/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri Senate committee signed off Thursday on state spending cuts to social services while sparing education from budget blood-letting. The social service cuts include less money for state grants to preschools and for subsidized child care to low-income working parents. While the Senate Appropriations Committee reduced a cut the House proposed for a health care program for the blind, its plan assumes participants would start paying deductibles and premiums...
2 more cases of E. coli found in central Missouri (04/13/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - State health officials say seven cases of the same strain of E. coli have been confirmed in central Missouri. The cases were found in Boone, Howard, Cooper and Camden counties. Five of the E. coli victims are adults. A 2-year-old girl a 17-month-old child have developed symptoms of a condition that can cause kidney damage...
Corps: More flood storage offers limited benefit (04/13/12)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to release another report examining last year's flooding along the Missouri River. The Corps will release a report Friday looking at how much free space it would have needed in reservoirs along the river to handle last year's deluge of water...
Police in small Mo. town looking for kangaroos (04/13/12)
PALMYRA, Mo. -- Authorities in the northeast Missouri town of Palmyra are on the lookout for kangaroos. Really. Palmyra police received a call Tuesday after someone spotted what appeared to be kangaroos hopping around a street a few blocks from U.S. 61. Two city officers and two Marion County deputies searched the area but found no trace of any exotic animals -- especially those native to Australia...
Mo. House OKs trimming disparity in drug sentences (04/13/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri House members endorsed legislation Thursday that would reduce the disparity in prison sentences between people convicted of crack and powder cocaine crimes. Under the state's current trafficking laws, people convicted of producing and possessing more than 2 grams of crack face the same sentences as those with more than 150 grams of cocaine. ...
Zimmerman makes court appearance in Florida (04/13/12)
SANFORD, Fla. -- Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman made his first court appearance Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, as a court document provided new details on the prosecution's case.
Lawmakers in Conn. approve repeal of capital punishment (04/13/12)
HARTFORD, Conn. -- After years of failed attempts to repeal the death penalty, Connecticut lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have passed legislation that abolishes the punishment for all future cases. As expected, members of the House voted 86-62 in favor of the bill after a floor debate that lasted nearly 10 hours Wednesday...
JetBlue pilot indicted on charge of flight disruption (04/13/12)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- A JetBlue Airways captain accused of disrupting a Las Vegas-bound flight when he left the cockpit screaming about religion and terrorists has been indicted, according to court documents posted Thursday. A grand jury in Lubbock indicted Clayton F. Osbon on one count of interference of a flight crew -- the same charge he's been held on since shortly after the March 27 incident...
California court rules managers don't have to ensure lunch breaks (04/13/12)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that employers are under no obligation to ensure that workers take legally mandated lunch breaks in a case that affects thousands of businesses and millions of workers. The unanimous opinion came after workers' attorneys argued that abuses are routine and widespread when companies aren't required to issue direct orders to take the breaks. ...
Jury selection underway in John Edwards' criminal trial (04/13/12)
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- After years of investigation, denials and delays, jury selection began Thursday for the criminal trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards. Edwards sat at the defense table as about 180 potential jurors filed into a Greensboro courtroom. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Eagles then asked Edwards to stand and face them. He grinned and nodded as the judge introduced him...
Toy grenade prompts New York City office building evacuation (04/13/12)
NEW YORK -- A gag grenade mounted on a plaque that said "Complaint department: Take a number" led to the evacuation Thursday of an office building near ground zero, and the employee responsible for it was put on administrative leave. The package was discovered in a mail room. It was a fake, 1940s-style pineapple grenade mounted on a plaque, with a number one attached to the pin...
Today in History (04/13/12)
Today is Friday, April 13, the 104th day of 2012. There are 262 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 13, 1861, at the start of the Civil War, Fort Sumter in South Carolina fell to Confederate forces as the Union commander, Maj. Robert Anderson, agreed to surrender in the face of relentless bombardment...
Pakistani parliament approves proposals on U.S. ties (04/13/12)
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's parliament Thursday unanimously approved new guidelines for the country in its troubled relationship with the United States, a decision that could pave the way for the reopening of supply lines to NATO troops in neighboring Afghanistan...
Syrian opposition vows protest to test commitment to truce (04/13/12)
BEIRUT -- Syria's opposition called for widespread protests today to test the regime's commitment to an internationally brokered cease-fire that the U.N. chief described as so fragile it could collapse with a single gunshot. Regime forces halted heavy shelling and other major attacks in line with the truce that began at dawn Thursday, though there were accusations of scattered violence by both sides. ...
North Korea launches long-range rocket (04/13/12)
PYONGYANG, North Korea -- North Korea's much-anticipated rocket launch ended quickly in failure early Friday local time, splintering into pieces over the Yellow Sea soon after takeoff. North Korea acknowledged in an announcement broadcast on state TV that a satellite launched hours earlier from the west coast failed to enter into orbit. The U.S. and South Korea also declared the launch a failure...
Jackson baseball team endures rough inning in 9-1 loss to Sikeston (04/13/12)
The big inning nearly never happened. But when things turned sour, they went that way in a hurry Thursday. Sikeston struck for eight runs in the fifth inning to rout the Jackson baseball team 9-1 at Whitey Herzog Stadium. "We try to pick each other up," Jackson senior Alex Bolen said. "When it keeps happening, it's hard to recover from, especially if you're the one making the mistakes. It's hard to get mentally stable again. But we got to pick each other up."...
High school roundup: Central tennis team splits duals in Columbia (04/13/12)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
Chaffee baseball team defeats Scott City 5-1 (04/13/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Chaffee's Jared Walker knew exactly what pitch was coming. Walker got what he was expecting with the bases loaded and no outs to break open a pitcher's duel. He pushed across the eventual winning runs Thursday to help the Red Devils down their rival Scott City 5-1 at Harmon Field...
Southeast Missouri State baseball team returns to OVC play vs. Morehead State (04/13/12)
Southeast seeks a three-game winning streak
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team adds two junior college recruits from New Zealand (04/13/12)
New Zealand supplies pair of JUCO players for Redhawks basketball team
Last day of early swim team signups is Saturday (04/13/12)
The final day for the early signup discount for the Gator Swim Team Summer League is Saturday at the Cape Girardeau Municipal Pool, during the Gators' Long Course Invitational Meet. Summer league starts May 21 and ends July 21. Swimming is from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday...
Sharks draw first blood with 2 OT win vs. Blues in Game 1 (04/13/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Martin Havlat returned from a hamstring injury that sidelined him nearly half the season just in time for the San Jose Sharks' playoff push. He pushed his team over the top in the opener. Havlat scored his second goal of the game 3 minutes, 34 seconds into the second overtime to give the Sharks a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of their playoff series Thursday night...
Street Spirit: A better music scene is best for all (04/13/12)
If you're sitting at the breakfast table reading this column, you probably get up early and pretty much never go out for live shows. Why should you care about Cape Girardeau's music scene? And if you're reading this after jamming downtown last night, you're probably thinking this is all much ado about nothing. Why wouldn't I be writing about more pressing A&E matters, like theaters, casinos and the like?...
What's the Latin word for ‘work'? (04/13/12)
With the exceptional weather we've had here in Southeast Missouri during late winter and early spring -- not counting the scattered frost in some areas this week, things that bloom have put on a truly dazzling show. One conspicuous absence in this colorful display has been the blossoms that should have appeared on the massive, healthy wisteria that covers the trellis at the end of the tool barn alongside our house...
Correction: wine fest that benefits mentally ill is next Friday (04/13/12)
Attempting to sample wine from 13 Missouri winemakers might seem an impossible task for one evening, but tonight you can do just that at the Bavarian Halle in Jackson. The 11th annual Community Benefit Wine Festival will collect 13 local Missouri wineries under one roof, including Hunter Valley Winery in Cape Girardeau, Fusion Wines in Sedgewickville and Twin Oaks Vineyard in Farmington. ...
To catch a tale: Introduction to this weekend's tellers at Cape festival (04/13/12)
Storytellers are known to talk a lot, even consistently talking to themselves in public. They recite stories anywhere and everywhere before finally getting on stage at storytelling festivals around the country and the world and telling their stories to whomever will listen. Today through Sunday, six tellers will regale audiences in Cape Girardeau with tales, small and tall. Below, they introduce themselves to you...
Best Bet: ‘Spring Into Dance 2012' (04/13/12)
The Southeast Missouri State University 2011 – 2012 Theatre and Dance series will come to a close this month. However, patrons will have the chance to close out the season with "Spring Into Dance 2012" at the Bedell Performance Hall at 7 p.m. today through Saturday and at 2 p.m. ...
ARTifacts 4/13/12 (04/13/12)
One of Southeast Missouri State University's graduate students in English, Iraq veteran Levi Bollinger, has been invited to read his poetry at the St. Louis Humanities Festival today. Bollinger's poem was accepted for publication in the upcoming Warriors' Arts Anthology by editor Dr. ...
Guy Pearce enjoying lighter side of acting in 'Lockout' (04/13/12)
NEW YORK -- Most action stars long to show their dramatic chops with weightier roles. But Guy Pearce was looking to do just the opposite. The critically acclaimed dramatic actor of "The King's Speech," "L.A. Confidential" and "Mildred Pierce" happily took a walk on the lighter side with his latest film, the sci-fi action thriller "Lockout" that comes out today...
Police say no crime occurred in singer Whitney Houston's death (04/13/12)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Police have closed their investigation into Whitney Houston's death without finding any evidence to suggest it was anything than an accidental drowning, investigators announced this week. The Beverly Hills Police Department did not release a detailed report on the case, but Lt. ...
David Davis (04/13/12)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- David Joe Davis, 82, of Fairland, Okla., formerly of Olmsted, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Visitation will be from noon to service time Monday at Crain Funeral Home in Ullin, Ill. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Pulaski, Ill...
David Schamburg (04/13/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- David E. Schamburg, 56, of Perryville died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at his home. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and 6:30 a.m. until time of service Saturday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The rosary will be recited at 7 tonight...
Denzel Thompson (04/13/12)
Denzel Thompson, 77, of Jackson died Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Billie Murph (04/13/12)
Billie R. Murph, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Theophilus Ferrell (04/13/12)
Theophilus David Ferrell, infant son of Daniel and Jodi Avery Ferrell of Clarksville, Ind., was stillborn Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, Ind. He is survived by his parents; maternal grandparents, Mary Fowler and Mike Avery of Scott City; paternal grandparents, Glyn and Kim Ferrell of Benton, Mo.; and paternal great-grandmother, Coralie Robertson of Cape Girardeau...
Maxine Messmer (04/13/12)
KELSO, Mo. -- Maxine Messmer, 76, of Kelso died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at her home. She was born April 27, 1935, in Fornfelt, to Eugene and Bessie Irene Stone Burton. She married Norval Joseph Messmer on Feb. 13, 1954, in Kelso. He preceded her in death Aug. 4, 1990...
Gene Dixon Sr. (04/13/12)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- Dewey Gene Dixon Sr., 80, of Olmsted, formerly of Mounds, Ill., passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis, Ill. He was born Aug. 15, 1931, at La Center, Ky., son of Orville and Lurlene Purcell Dixon...
Michelle Bundy (04/13/12)
Michelle Nicole Bundy, 25, of Jackson died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at her home after a battle with epithelioid angiosarcoma. She was born Sept. 27, 1986, in Cape Girardeau, to Richard Dewane and Sandra Kay Blankenship Bundy. Survivors include her parents, Richard and Gloria Bundy of Scott City, James and Sandra Harris of Fruitland; a daughter, Addisyn Eubanks of the home; a son, Bentley Lowe of the home; two brothers, Kevin Bundy and Shawn Kaempfer of Fruitland; a sister, Melissa Williams of Scott City; three stepsisters, Cheryl Sturm, Melissa Hartle and Shawna Senn, all of Scott City; maternal grandparents, Glenda Avery of Fruitland and Orville Blankenship of Benton, Mo.; and paternal stepgrandmother, Glenda Newbolds of Thebes, Ill.. ...
Rosalie McAnally (04/13/12)
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Rosalie McAnally, 84, of Baton Rouge died Monday, April 9, 2012, at her home, after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. She was born Dec. 11, 1927, in Mounds, Ill., to Henry and Ella Jenkins Wilkerson. Survivors include three daughters, Rosemarie McAnally Patterson and husband Bob, Renia McAnally Coxe and husband Richard Wayne and Sarah Ashley McAnally; seven grandchildren, John Gordon Meek and wife Dawn, Richard Brian Meek, Meghan Marie Barnes Poole and husband Lamar, Carrie Lee Coxe Pennison and husband Garland, Catherine Hartley Coxe Stickney and husband David, Sarah Elizabeth Poche and Elizabeth Ashley McAnally; and three great-grandchildren, Parker Lamar Poole, Christian Joseph Poole and Hartley Rose Stickney.. ...
Kenneth Moll (04/13/12)
Kenneth L. Moll, 79, of Iowa City, Iowa, died at his home Wednesday, April 11, 2012. He was born Oct. 16, 1932, in Jackson, son of Wilbert and Helen Roloff Moll. He graduated from Jackson High School and completed a bachelor of science degree at Southeast Missouri State University in 1954...
David Holley (04/13/12)
WITTENBERG, Mo. -- Charles David Holley, 59, of Wittenberg passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at his home. He was born May 25, 1952, in Memphis, Tenn., son of Charles Edward and Ada Ruth Toney Holley. He and Joanne Byerly were married July 11, 1987...
Jackson Police and fire 4/13/12 (04/13/12)
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Police report 4/13/12 (04/13/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Fire report 4/13/12 (04/13/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 4/13/12 (04/13/12)
State highway crews are checking 290 bridges in Missouri, including 27 in Southeast Missouri, which are similar in design to an Interstate 55 bridge that buckled in St. Louis last month; the focus on bridge safety was sharpened with the collapse of two spans in New York...
Prom fun (04/13/12)
It's springtime. Many are enjoying the beautiful flowers and trees, starting gardens and attending local sporting events, among other seasonal gatherings. For students, particularly high school seniors, spring means school is almost finished. But with the end of the year activities comes one particular event students look forward to: prom...
Teen Challenge (04/13/12)
One of the more inspirational evenings of the year is the Teen Challenge International of Mid-America annual banquet. Each year the organization, which ministers to men with drug, alcohol and other addictions, hosts this event to help fund its operations. A number of the program's alumni and current participants give their testimonies. It's an incredible witness of the lives that have been changed...
Tradition and patriotism (04/13/12)
Tradition is the handing down of customs from one generation to the next; patriotism is the love, support and defense of one's country. Celebrating the Fourth of July, our country's birthday, represents the epitome of both patriotism and tradition. Those of us who call this region home are well known for both our traditions and our patriotism...
Recognizing Central soccer (04/13/12)
To all former Cape Girardeau Central High School Lady Tiger soccer players:As our celebration for Central's historic centennial year comes to an end, we are pleased to extend an invitation to all former Lady Tiger Soccer players for a special recognition in their honor May 7 at the girls soccer game when we host Notre Dame...
Speak Out 4/13/12 (04/13/12)
I was in a funeral procession down to Bloomfield veterans cemetery led by a trooper recently. It was amazing to see all the cars and trucks pulled over to the side of the road in respect to the family. Also, as we went through Delta a man saluted the procession and was also holding an American flag. It was so wonderful to see the American people doing this. We are still a proud nation, and I am proud to be one of them...
Prayer 4/13/12 (04/13/12)
O Lord Jesus, you are our rock, our fortress and deliverer in whom we take refuge. Amen.
Franklin Elementary alumni reunion is April 28 (04/13/12)
Franklin Elementary School will host a gathering of former students, staff and faculty at the old building at 214 N. Louisiana. The school, pictured in the foreground in the aerial view above, was built in 1927 and is scheduled to be torn down this summer due to safety considerations. ...
Miracle-Ear to Host Children's Coloring Contest (04/13/12)
Cape Girardeau, MO, Apr. 13th, 2012- The Miracle-Ear Franchise of Southeast Missouri will be hosting a coloring contest for school children under the age of 10 to kick off our campaign for Better Hearing Month in May. The coloring contest will education school children on how to practice healthy hearing in a fun and rewarding way...
CTC students win medals at Missouri SkillsUSA (04/13/12)
Thirty-five students from Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center attended the Missouri SkillsUSA Leadership & Skills Conference at Linn State Technical College in Linn, MO, in March and 16 students received medals. Students receiving first-place medals will compete at the National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, MO in June...
Oak Ridge Students Qualify for State Band Contest (04/13/12)
Six Students from Oak Ridge High School Band have qualified at the District Music Festival in Cape for the State Festival on April 28th at Mizzou. The following from L to R are: McKenzie Elam, Jordyn Aden, Joey Jaster, Marissa Schamburg, Grace Fox, and Taylor Bock. ...
Annual Hydrant Testing Begins April 18 in Cape (04/13/12)
The Cape Girardeau Fire Department and Alliance Water Resources will conduct their annual hydrant testing throughout the city beginning on April 18. Testing will occur between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. until approximately May 5. During testing residents may notice a slight water discoloration. Run the water for about one minute if you notice discoloration. The testing could create a slight decrease in water pressure, which should be minimal and last only a few minutes...
Help Clean Up at Cape's Friends of the Parks Day (04/13/12)
On Saturday April 28 the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the Friends of the Parks Day. This service event gives the entire Cape Girardeau community an opportunity to get outside and make their parks more beautiful. Groups such as Boy Scouts of America, the Missouri Conservation Department and even local families will all come together at Capaha Park to take part in such activities as planting trees and flowers, water sealing benches, cleaning up fallen tree limbs and much more.. ...
Tea Party Rally - Saturday - Capaha Partk (04/13/12)
The Cape County Tea Party invites you to an old-fashioned (as it can be) Tea Party Rally at Capaha Park this Saturday April 14th at 11:00am. The event is called "The American Revolution - Part 2: A Return To The Constitution" In our continuing efforts to awaken the residents of Southeast Missouri / Southern Illinois to the freedom-limiting actions of our Local, State and Federal Governments and to urge Americans to reign in all levels of governments before it is too late, we invite you to come to this event to hear speakers on various topics from the Constitution to Taxes.. ...
Albino Blue Catfish! (04/13/12)
I caught this Albino Blue Catfish on Thursday, April 12, 2012 in the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau. It weighed 16 pounds. I had heard of albino blue catfish before but I had never seen anything like this until I caught one. The Conservation Office said that these fish are rare. I can't believe I caught this! Awesome!...
Iris (04/13/12)
Taken outside of my house.
Golden Azalea (04/13/12)
This golden azalea was showing its glorious color at the Pinecrest Azalea Farm. What a treat it was to walk around and see all the colors of the azaleas blooming. Thanks to the Penzel's for sharing their farm with everyone to see!!
Beauty at it's Best (04/13/12)
The azaleas were so beautiful at the Pinecrest Azalea Farm. They were blooming 2 weeks early but are probably still pretty now.
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