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Club hears from GOP candidates for public administrator (04/20/12)
They're a group of "good listeners." The job requires being available "24-7" and making "tough decisions." Several said they would be a "strong voice" for a segment of the community that largely goes unheard. The words used by the Republican candidates for Cape Girardeau County public administrator were strikingly similar Thursday night at a meeting of the Southeast Missouri Pachyderm Club. ...
Kohlfeld, former Cape County auditor honored at dinner (04/20/12)
SoutheastHEALTH honored civic leaders at the Southeast Hospital Association annual dinner Thursday at the Show Me Center. Around 700 association members and guests attended. The Southeast Hospital Board of Trustees presented Kohlfeld Distributing Inc. ...
'The Bridge' magazine will be inserted in Monday's Southeast Missourian (04/20/12)
Due to a production problem, "The Bridge" magazine did not get inserted into the Southeast Missourian as promoted on the front page today. It will be inserted on Monday instead. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Assistant dean says SEMO sees several hazing cases a year (04/20/12)
Officials remain tight-lipped on details about last week's alleged hazing activity involving Southeast Missouri State University's football team, but several university employees spoke Thursday on the frequency of similar incidents in past years, hazing education efforts on campus and their view on hazing's place in the university community.
Southeast students wrap up 20th annual research conference (04/20/12)
Twenty years ago, the first student research conference at Southeast Missouri State University consisted of the presentation of eight papers. Research projects were created by students independently of coursework. Participation back then was good for including on a resume, organizers of this year's annual event say, but now the conference serves a much larger purpose for many students...
Former Bollinger County deputy seeks change of venue on animal abuse charge (04/20/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The attorney for a former Bollinger County sheriff's deputy accused of animal abuse is seeking a change of venue in the case. Kelley Barks, 36, of Marble Hill, entered a plea of not guilty to the charges in March. Barks shot a small dog during a domestic dispute call in February 2011, and left the sheriff's department soon after. ...
Cape County agrees to sponsor grant to benefit children's home (04/20/12)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission agreed Thursday to sponsor a federal Community Development Block Grant to help renovate the Hope Children's Home, a residential foster care program in Jackson. Dr. Dawn Caruso, president of Hope Children's Home, asked the commission for permission to apply for money that would enable the facility to paint and make repairs to the roof, gutters, window and air-conditioning system. ...
June trial set in 2011 shooting near Neelys Landing (04/20/12)
Two Cape Girardeau men will be tried this summer for allegedly shooting a man in the head near Neelys Landing in August. Seth A. Summers, 32, and Jimmy Ray Bell, 29, will stand trial June 20 before Judge William Syler. Both men are charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action...
Three arrested in Perry County drug investigation (04/20/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Two Perryville residents and a Cape Girardeau woman were arrested as part of an ongoing undercover drug operation, according to the Perry County Sheriff's Department. Ethan W. Barnett, 22, of Perryville faces felony charges of distributing a controlled substance from an incident in February and possessing a chemical with intent to manufacture, stemming from a search warrant served April 10 at a residence in Perryville. ...
Mo. senator pushes increases in lottery prizes (04/20/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri senator says the state should consider increasing its lottery prize payouts as a way to generate more money for building and repairing veterans' homes. Sen. Jason Crowell, a Cape Girardeau Republican, said Thursday that doing so would generate more ticket sales than cutting prizes...
Poplar Bluff businessman leads in fundraising for 25th Senate race (04/20/12)
Poplar Bluff businessman Doug Libla, a republican candidate for the 25th Senate District seat, led candidates in campaign contributions for the first quarter of 2012 with contributions of $117,750. Current District 162 Rep. Terry Swinger of Caruthersville, a Democrat, was second with $93,154. District 159 Rep. Billy Pat Wright of Dexter, a Republican, reported $22,840 in donations for the quarter...
Mo. auditor halts fiscal estimates for initiatives (04/20/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has instructed his staff to stop preparing estimates about the financial effect of proposed ballot initiatives, citing recent court rulings that have clouded the authority of his office to carry out the task...
Rare baseball card sells for $1.2M at auction (04/20/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A New Jersey man paid $1.2 million for a rare 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card in an online auction that brought interest from many potential buyers who had never owned a card before, the sale organizer said. The buyer hasn't decided whether to come forward publicly, and the seller, a Houston businessman, wants to remain anonymous, said Bill Goodwin, the suburban St. ...
Survey: Higher fuel prices slowing rural growth (04/20/12)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Economic growth appears to be slowing in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states because of higher fuel and energy prices, according to a new monthly survey released Thursday. But the Rural Mainstreet survey still suggests the economy will grow because its overall economic index is well above 50. The April index declined to 57.1 from March's 59.8, but remains in positive territory...
Mo. congressman proposes Mark Twain coin (04/20/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Legislation authorizing commemorative coins honoring Missouri-born writer Mark Twain has cleared the U.S. House. The bill is sponsored by Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer of Missouri's 9th Congressional District, which includes Twain's boyhood hometown of Hannibal. He says the writer is an important part of American history and that the coins would help preserve Twain's legacy...
Mo. Senate passes education overhaul legislation (04/20/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Senate has passed bills that would allow for more charter schools in the state and would also allow the state to take over failing school districts more quickly. In a 31-2 vote Wednesday, the Senate gave final backing to a measure that would allow charter schools to be set up in districts that have been declared unaccredited...
Missouri House measure declare health care reform law void (04/20/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri House members renewed objections to the federal health care overhaul, approving legislation Thursday designed to block its implementation. The measure approved by the state House declares that the federal health care law is void and has no force because Congress exceeded its constitutional power in passing the legislation. ...
Missouri insurance agency reaches deal with Humana (04/20/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri insurance officials say one of the country's largest health insurers has agreed to refund more than $600,000 to health care providers. The state Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration said Friday that Humana Insurance Co. and Humana Health Plan LLC agreed to make the payments after improperly collecting refunds from doctors and other providers...
Energy companies seek to develop reactors in Mo. (04/20/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Westinghouse Electric Company and Ameren Missouri are seeking federal energy funds to develop small reactors that would spur additional nuclear energy production in central Missouri. Company officials and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced the plans Thursday in Jefferson City. St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri operates the state's lone nuclear reactor about 25 miles northeast of the state Capitol in Callaway County...
Bail set at $150,000 in Trayvon Martin shooting (04/20/12)
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- George Zimmerman can be released on $150,000 bail as he awaits trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a judge ruled Friday during a hearing in which Zimmerman apologize to Martin's parents for the teenager's death. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester set several conditions for Zimmerman's release, which he said would not occur Friday. ...
Scandals hamper Obama's message (04/20/12)
WASHINGTON -- It isn't Mitt Romney who's giving Barack Obama fits as the president pivots to re-election mode. It's those federal bureaucrats carousing in Las Vegas, the Secret Service consorting with Columbian prostitutes and U.S. soldiers posing with bloody enemy corpses...
Fewer people registering for Susan G. Komen races (04/20/12)
DALLAS -- For years, Katie Sanchez participated in her local Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, raising money annually to honor her aunt, cousin and a male friend -- all breast cancer survivors. But when her local race rolls around this fall, she won't be there. She already donated her entry fee to Planned Parenthood...
Two years later, fish sick near BP oil spill site (04/20/12)
BARATARIA BAY, La. -- Open sores. Parasitic infections. Chewed-up-looking fins. Gashes. Mysterious black streaks. Two years after the drilling-rig explosion that touched off the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, scientists are beginning to suspect that fish in the Gulf of Mexico are suffering the effects of the petroleum...
16 Amish plead not guilty in hair-cutting attacks (04/20/12)
CLEVELAND -- Sixteen men and women pleaded not guilty Thursday in beard- and hair-cutting attacks against fellow Amish in Ohio. The 10 men and six women and their attorneys overflowed defense tables and the jury box as they entered the pleas before U.S. District Court Judge Dan Polster in response to an updated indictment...
Today in History (04/20/12)
Today is Friday, April 20, the 111th day of 2012. There are 255 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 20, 1912, Boston's Fenway Park hosted its first professional baseball game while Navin Field (Tiger Stadium) opened in Detroit. (The Red Sox defeated the New York Highlanders 7-6 in 11 innings; the Tigers beat the Cleveland Naps 6-5 in 11 innings.)...
Secretary of state urges arms embargo, other measures against Syria (04/20/12)
PARIS -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called Thursday for the U.N. Security Council to adopt an arms embargo and other tough measures against Syria to try to halt 13 months of bloodshed, but she acknowledged such diplomatic actions would likely be vetoed...
Bombs kill 30 in Iraq's worst violence in a month (04/20/12)
BAGHDAD -- Bombs ripped through 10 Iraqi cities Thursday, killing at least 30 people and shattering a month of relative calm. Minority lawmakers decried the violence as a tragic but inevitable result of the Shiite-led government's attempts to dominate Iraqi politics...
Bolen sharp in Jackson baseball team's 3-1 victory over Poplar Bluff (04/20/12)
The Jackson baseball team defeated visiting Poplar Bluff 3-1 on Thursday.
High school roundup: Chaffee boys capture title at Riverbend Invite track and field meet (04/20/12)
All the scores from Thursday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Jackson girls soccer team blanks Poplar Bluff (04/20/12)
The Jackson girls soccer team defeated host Poplar Bluff 2-0 on Thursday.
Mizzou athletic administrator named new Southeast Missouri State athletic director (04/20/12)
A former Missouri football player who has spent the last 14 years at the state's flagship university is Southeast Missouri State's new athletic director.
Ex-Mizzou linebacker Mark Alnutt introduced as athletic director (04/20/12)
Mark Alnutt agreed to a five-year deal to lead the athletic department
Southeast Missouri State baseball team faces crucial series vs. Tennessee Tech (04/20/12)
Three of the Ohio Valley Conference's most prolific offensive performers will be on display at Capaha Field this weekend. That will be a sidelight to an important series featuring two teams trying to climb up the OVC standings. Southeast Missouri State is much more desperate than Tennessee Tech entering the three-game set that begins at 6 p.m. today. There will be contests at 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday...
Wainwright off in Cardinals' 6-3 loss to Reds (04/20/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright is the weak link in the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation right now. He's not about to blame it on making a rapid return from reconstructive elbow surgery. "I'm sure there's a little bit to it, but it's a crutch I'm not going to stand on," he said after giving up two home runs in a 6-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday. "It's an excuse."...
Music, more music and a memorial (04/20/12)
Shortly after my wife and I arrived in Cape Girardeau 18 years ago, we were invited to a party in one of the restored and renovated jewels of the city's historic homes. There was music coming from the living room, piano jazz. It was wonderful. It was classy. It was special...
Best Bet 4/20/12 (04/20/12)
Bloom Heavy will take Buckner Brewing Co. by storm with The Rainbow Redneck Mudstomp Ball tonight. The lineup for the evening includes Mountain Sprouts, The Ben Miller Band, The Whistle Pigs, Mocking Bird and Cape Girardeau band The Big Idea, right. The show will begin at 8:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Hempies for $8 and at the door for $12...
'Young Frankenstein' comes to River Campus (04/20/12)
Editor's note: This story has been edited from its original version to correct the place of the performance. The musical stage version of Mel Brooks' famous movie comes to Cape Girardeau on Sunday. The Broadway version of "Young Frankenstein" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at the Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus...
Unusual entertainment options this weekend (04/20/12)
The upcoming weekend will be full of the entertainment variety most have come to expect in the Cape Girardeau area -- art galleries, bands, restaurants and theaters. But two options, a cabaret at Buckner's and burlesque show at Pitter's, will bring an unusual flavor to this weekend...
Seventh annual Cape Comic Con starts today (04/20/12)
Artists don't just hang around in museums or art galleries; they can also be found in your local comic book store. And this weekend, some of their works (along with some of their fans) will be featured at the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau. The seventh annual Cape Comic Con will begin tonight and run through Sunday. ...
ARTifacts 4/20/12 (04/20/12)
Twelve Missouri wineries will be giving out samples of their wines at the 11th annual Community Benefit Wine Festival. The festival will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Bavarian Halle in Jackson. Food will be provided by 35 local restaurants and music will be provided by Pat Schwent and Saxy Jazz. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. They can be purchased at any Community Counseling Center, US Bank, Bank of Missouri and Capaha Bank. For more information, call 339-6512...
Vinyl's annual holiday (04/20/12)
This Saturday marks the one day a year devoted especially to the role of independent music stores and the relationship between artists and their fans. Now in its fifth year, Record Store Day is celebrated all over the world with special live performances, exclusive memorabilia and limited edition artist releases; vinyl aficionados and fans alike mark the calendar and prepare a game plan in advance to get the music they want...
Ben Roberts (04/20/12)
Ben H. Roberts, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. Arrangements are pending at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Elmer Abernathy (04/20/12)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Elmer R. Abernathy, 85, of Sedgewickville passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 14, 1926, in Oriel, Mo., son of Robert and Lela Singleton Abernathy. He and Charlette Owens were married Feb. 8, 1950...
Joanna Lottes (04/20/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Joanna Joyce Lottes, 69, of Perryville passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, with her family at her side. She was born Sept. 13, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Earl and Helen Foeste Sewing. She and John "Skip" Lottes were married Feb. 9, 1963...
Harry Lottes (04/20/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Harry L. Lottes, 90, of Perryville died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born April 16, 1922, in Perry County, son of John and Louise Elder Lottes. He and Genevieve G. Caroe were married Sept. 20, 1947. She preceded him in death July 26, 2002...
Norma Abbott (04/20/12)
Norma Jean Abbott, 71, of Old Appleton died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 12, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, to Clyde V. and Dorothy Fuller Dunn. She and Lee Abbott were married Dec. 5, 1958, in Cape Girardeau...
Margaret Huebel (04/20/12)
Margaret Ann Huebel, 88, of Cape Girardeau went to be with her savior Monday, April 16, 2012, at her home. She was born Sept. 14, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, to Jesse Albert and Dora Helen McLaughlin Neal. She and Harry Russell Huebel Sr. were married May 30, 1942, at Dexter, Mo. He preceded her in death Nov. 1, 1983...
Dora Fisher (04/20/12)
Dora Lee "Momma Dora" Fisher, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Feb. 14, 1934, in Los Angeles, daughter of Angelo Charles and Beatrice Barbara Iovino Grandi. Dora was a self-employed child care provider. ...
Robert Polack Sr. (04/20/12)
Robert J. "Bob" Polack Sr., 85, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, April 19, 2012, at his home. He was born Dec. 28, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, to Edward A. and Anita Brune Polack. He and Dorothy V. Gillespie were married April 18, 1953, in Cape Girardeau...
Oma Geringer (04/20/12)
Oma Pauline Geringer, 98, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau. She was born July 12, 1913, at Fornfelt (now Scott City), daughter of Alvin A. and Mary Hahn Schlueter. She and Lt. Cmdr. Walter H. Geringer were married July 12, 1945, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death Sept. 23, 1991...
Births 4/20/12 (04/20/12)
Twin daughters to Kelley Elaine Clark and Tareiquis Lasha Monta Gill of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Hospital, Monday, April 9, 2012. Lyric Iman was born at 8:34 a.m. and weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces. Londyn Grace was born at 8:35 a.m. and weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces. ...
Jackson police report 4/20/12 (04/20/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses...
Cape Girardeau police report 4/20/12 (04/20/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 4/20/12 (04/20/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 4/20/12 (04/20/12)
A recent survey of members conducted by the Chamber of Commerce shows that Girardeans are most concerned with flood control and street improvement. The Cape Girardeau City Council gives its commitment to extend sewers to the veterans home site as part of an overall sewer-improvement program that could cost an estimated $2.49 million...
Baseball honors (04/20/12)
It's been a tough season for the Southeast Missouri State University baseball team. But the Redhawks (12-26) had a special day on Tuesday at Capaha Field as the team won 5-3 win over Arkansas State. Senior shortstop Kenton Parmley continued his hot hitting, extending his hitting streak to 45 games. The streak is the longest for the school and Ohio Valley Conference. Parmley also holds the fourth-highest batting average in the conference this season (.413), an impressive feat by any measure...
Speak Out 4/20/12 (04/20/12)
I have a question for the mayor and the city council of Cape Girardeau. Why is it that you are spending $4 million on Broadway and fixing all the other streets and everything and you can't fix Lexington Avenue from Perryville Road to Mount Auburn, Route W and Kingshighway. ...
Prayer 4/20/12 (04/20/12)
Lord Jesus, may we be filled with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Amen.
Teague - Tilley (04/20/12)
Jeffrey and Teardra Tilley of Oran announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Tilley, to Luke Teague. He is the son of Rev. Gary and Cindy Teague of Rolla. Tilley is graduating Oran High School this year. She has worked in food services for the last year and half...
Going Green at Regency Apartments (04/20/12)
Regency Management in Cape, which provides housing facilities, programs and services specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities, has recently taken steps to help reduce its carbon footprint on Earth. Two of Regency Management's housing facilities, Regency House of Cape and Regency Terrace of Cape, qualified for Ameren Missouri's Residential Energy Efficiency Multifamily Income-Qualified program. ...
Guardsmen to build schools and clinics in Honduras (04/20/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Missouri National Guardsmen from the 1140th Engineer Battalion are set to deploy to Naco Cortes, Honduras, to conduct real-world missions that will develop Soldiers' skills. Known as Beyond the Horizon - Honduras 2012, the mission, led by Task Force commander, Lt. Col. Robert Jones, will construct and renovate two clinics and three schools from April to July 2012...
Alpha Kappa Psi Helps Fight Cancer (04/20/12)
Alpha Kappa Psi, Zeta Omicron chapter, is the co-ed, professional business fraternity on Southeast Missouri State University's campus. This semester the fraternity is working to better its community by raising money for the American Cancer Society...
Missouri Youth Governor Hunt (04/20/12)
Brooke Anderson and her 1st Turkey harvested during the Missouri Youth Governor Hunt this Spring. Brooke was one of 12 chosen to participate in the hunt. It included dinner with the Missouri First Lady, and a weekend of hunting with a local guide in the Jefferson City area. She chose her Grandfather, David Ford to accompany her on this rare opportunity...
Special Service Award (04/20/12)
SoutheastHEALTH presented Kohlfeld Distributing with the Special Service Award at the Southeast Hospital Association annual dinner on Thursday, April 19, at the Show Me Center. Pictured from left: Mike and Barb Kohlfeld, Bobbie and Mark Kohlfeld, Blanche Kohlfeld, Courtland and Bunny Kohlfeld, and Diane and Mitch Miller...
CHS Art Students Paint a Train (04/20/12)
This is the other side of the train at SEMO Port Authority.
CHS Art Students Paint a Train (04/20/12)
This is a Railroad Car from SEMO Port Authority, that the CHS Students painted April 14th and 15th with permission from Dan Fetherston Manager of SEMO Milling.
Outstanding Service Award (04/20/12)
SoutheastHEALTH named the late H. Weldon Macke, a longtime Cape Girardeau County civic leader and former county auditor, as the recipient posthumously of the Outstanding Service Award at the Southeast Hospital Association annual dinner on Thursday, April 19, at the Show Me Center. ...
Southeast Hospital Association Dinner (04/20/12)
John Bardis, founder and CEO of MedAssets, was the featured speaker at the Southeast Hospital Association annual dinner on Thursday, April 19, at the Show Me Center. Pictured from left: Jim Limbaugh, Executive Vice President of Planning and Development at SoutheastHEALTH; Mike Kohlfeld, a member of the Board of Trustees; Wayne Smith,President and CEO of Southeast; Bardis; and MedAssets representatives Gina Thomas, Jim Brook and Terry Hayes...
Nesting Birds and Blooming Flowers=Spring (04/20/12)
Blooming Wisterias with their fragrance is one of spring's delights. We enjoy ours, a reminder of childhood, when we had a very large vine on our porch.
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