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Stories from Sunday, April 22, 2012

Flood of 2011 anniversary: Levee breach day last year was preceded by weeks of wet weather (04/22/12)
Editor's note: April 22, 2011, was the first day Southeast Missouri fell under a flood warning. What transpired in the following weeks marked one of the biggest flooding events of the past 100 years. This is the first in a series of stories about the flood of 2011....
Cape Comic Con has super weekend (04/22/12)
Comic book collectors, costumed enthusiasts and gaming fans filled the Osage Centre Friday and Saturday for the start of the seventh annual Cape Comic Con. Organizer Ken Murphy said the event, which features vendors, workshops, contests and gaming, continues to grow by leaps and bounds every year...
Southeast officials: No form of hazing is acceptable (04/22/12)
Hazing in any form won't be tolerated at Southeast Missouri State University, officials said Friday, one week after an incident involving members of the Redhawks football team. The team members allegedly duct-taped the hands, feet and mouths of several players and carried them from a locker room onto the field while the players tried to extract themselves...
Hundreds of children make mess at Show Me Center (04/22/12)
With shrieks and giggles as background noise, hundreds of local kids and adults invaded the Show Me Center on Saturday morning to discover just how much fun playing messy could be. The fifth annual Messy Morning event was a collaborative effort. With the motto of Sing, Read, Play, the event was the conclusion of the Week of the Young Child, a nationally recognized week that acknowledges local businesses that offer resources for children...
Mo. attorney general candidate makes campaign stop in Cape (04/22/12)
Republican candidate for Missouri attorney general Ed Martin visited Cape Girardeau on Saturday for a meet-and-greet campaign stop hosted by U.S. Rep. JoAnn Emerson. Martin expressed distaste for government-run health insurance and the job being done by current attorney general Chris Koster, a Democrat, during the event held in Emerson's local office on Broadway...
Charges filed against Perryville workers accused of stealing city property (04/22/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Three Perryville city workers were charged Friday with felony theft following a two-month probe into stolen city property that has resulted in the firing of at least four employees. Warrants were issued Friday for the arrests of Charles LaRose, Jeremy Meyer and Robert Brown of the public works department...
Mississippi County explores establishing tech school in Gates Rubber building (04/22/12)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Establishing a tech school in the Gates Rubber building could be the way to "turn lemons into lemonade," according to Mississippi County's presiding county commissioner. Presiding Commissioner Carlin Bennett said during the regular county commission meeting Thursday that he has been giving a lot of thought to what could be done with the building when the company vacates it...
8th District Republicans support mixed slate of presidential delegates (04/22/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three delegates and three alternates who pledged to support Mitt Romney on the first ballot during the National Republican Convention were elected Saturday during the Republican 8th Congressional District convention in Poplar Bluff...
Route E reduced this week for bridge work (04/22/12)
Route E in Stoddard County will be reduced from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday as contractor crews perform bridge maintenance. This section of road is between county roads 527 and 541. The work zone will be marked with signs. For more information, contact the Missouri Department of Transportation's Customer Service Center at 1-888-275-6636 or visit www.modot.org/southeast...
More witnesses in '99 killing come forward after arrests (04/22/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The Thursday arrests of four individuals believed to have had a role in killing Carla Ann Austin led additional witnesses to come forward with possibly new information about what happened in August 1999. Johnny Leon Austin, 44, Melissa Jo "Missy" Austin Baggett, 39, Henry "Marlin" Rice Jr., 41, all of Qulin, Mo., and Tracy Lynn Austin Rea, 43, of Neosho, Mo., all were arrested on warrants charging them with second-degree murder...
Cub news 4-22 (04/22/12)
Barbara Schaffner was hostess April 12 when the Kage FCE met at the Cape Girardeau Senior Center for the regular monthly meeting. The devotional, "Strong Woman Versus a Woman of Strength," was presented by Schaffner. President Dortha Strack presided...
Mo. GOP backs mixture of presidential delegates (04/22/12)
SEDALIA, Mo. -- Missouri Republicans will be sending a mixed slate of presidential delegates to the Republican National Convention. Republicans were meeting in eight district conventions around the state Saturday to pledge 24 of the state's 52 delegates to particular presidential candidates...
St. Louis woman honored for College Bound program (04/22/12)
ST. LOUIS -- As she watched her son apply for college, Lisa Zarin began to wonder about other teens who weren't so fortunate. So Zarin, of St. Louis, created College Bound, a not-for-profit that helps promising high school students who lack the resources they need to attend and succeed in college...
Missouri bill would limit whistle-blower protections (04/22/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- About a month after Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed changes to Missouri's workplace discrimination law, Republican lawmakers are pushing a pair of scaled-back measures that could make it more difficult for workers to seek legal protection for reporting wrongdoing by their employers...
Hundreds of thousands of people may lose Internet access by July (04/22/12)
WASHINGTON -- For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer. Unknown to most of them, their problem began when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world. In a highly unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent Internet disruptions for those infected users. But that system is to be shut down...
Court to revisit race-blind policies (04/22/12)
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Fifteen years ago, California voters were asked: Should colleges consider a student's race when they decide who gets in and who doesn't? With an emphatic "no," they made California the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in public university admissions, as well as hiring and contracting...
Detective bumps into suspect buying cigarettes at gas station (04/22/12)
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- A Michigan detective can credit legwork, luck and one man's bad habit for his latest arrest. A Traverse City police detective went to a local gas station Thursday to show clerks a surveillance video image of someone accused of stealing a woman's credit card a week before. The man Detective Kevin Gay was looking for was buying a pack of cigarettes there...
Report: Wal-Mart hushed up Mexico bribe network (04/22/12)
NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. hushed up a vast bribery campaign that top executives of its Mexican subsidiary carried out to build stores across that country, according to a published report. The New York Times reported Saturday that Wal-Mart failed to notify law enforcement officials even after its own investigators found evidence of millions of dollars in bribes. ...
Today in History (04/22/12)
Today is Sunday, April 22, the 113th day of 2012. There are 253 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 22, 1912, the United States Chamber of Commerce had its beginnings with a National Commercial Conference held in Washington, D.C., at the behest of President William Howard Taft...
Uganda Kony-hunting soldiers face jungle threats (04/22/12)
RIVER VOVODO, Central African Republic -- For Ugandan soldiers tasked with catching Joseph Kony, the real threat is not the elusive Central Africa warlord and his brutal gang. Encounters with the Lord's Resistance Army rebels are so rare that Kony hunters worry more about the threats of the jungle: Armed poachers, wild beasts, honey bees and even a fly that torments their ears...
U.N. monitors visit Syria opposition stronghold (04/22/12)
BEIRUT -- Five unarmed U.N. truce monitors toured the battered city at the heart of the Syrian uprising on foot Saturday, encountering unusually calm streets after weeks of shelling as a throng of residents clamored for foreign military help to oust President Bashar Assad...
Cabdriver is unlikely celebrity in Colombia prostitution scandal (04/22/12)
CARTAGENA, Colombia -- The Secret Service sex scandal has spawned X-rated jokes, inspired a spicy song set to a local Caribbean beat, and made an unlikely celebrity of a 42-year-old taxi driver who lives with his mother and now seems to be in hiding...
Southeast Missourian player of the year: Scott County Central's Dominique Porter helped lead the Braves to a fourth consecutive state title (04/22/12)
The ending looked so much the same that it can be easy to forget -- or even notice -- just how different the story of the Scott County Central boys basketball team was this season.
Oran baseball team cashes in on mistakes to dump MICDS (04/22/12)
The Oran baseball team defeated MICDS 9-2 on Friday.
High school roundup: Notre Dame baseball team sweeps own showcase tournament (04/22/12)
All the scores from Friday and Saturday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Parmley homers to extend hitting streak in Southeast Missouri State baseball team's loss to Tennessee Tech (04/22/12)
Kenton Parmley extended his hitting streak to 47 consecutive games in the Southeast Missouri State baseball team's 8-3 loss to Tennessee Tech on Saturday.
Southeast Missouri State baseball program honors 2002 squad (04/22/12)
Southeast Missouri State baseball coach Mark Hogan has an explanation for why one of the program's best teams lost its first five games. "I way overscheduled that year," Hogan said. Southeast's 2002 squad, then known as the Indians, began the campaign by being swept in a three-game series at national power Oklahoma then dropped two at national power Wichita State...
Parmley's blast rallies Southeast Missouri State baseball team to Friday win (04/22/12)
Kenton Parmley didn't let Tennessee Tech pitchers get away with their wild streak. Parmley, Southeast Missouri State's record-setting senior shortstop, had the Redhawks' only hit in the seventh inning Friday. It was the biggest blow of the day and one Southeast coach Mark Hogan called "the hit of the year for us."...
Southeast Missouri State roundup: Redhawks sweep Tigers in softball (04/22/12)
News from around the world of Southeast Missouri State athletics.
Southeast Missouri State football team to open at Central Michigan (04/22/12)
The 2012 Southeast Missouri State football schedule released Friday features five home games along with a trip to regional rival Southern Illinois Carbondale. Southeast opens Aug. 30 with a Thursday contest at Central Michigan in the Redhawks' annual matchup with a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent. ...
Pirates' Burnett mystifies Cardinals' offense (04/22/12)
PITTSBURGH -- The St. Louis Cardinals didn't know they'd be facing A.J. Burnett on Saturday night until four hours before the first pitch. The coaching staff quickly threw together video of Burnett during spring training and his three rehab starts as he worked his way back from a fractured right orbital bone...
Blues oust Sharks with 3-1 victory (04/22/12)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues were 6-7 when coach Ken Hitchcock came aboard. They've been among the NHL's best ever since. Jamie Langenbrunner and David Perron scored in a 45-second span in the third period, and the Blues woke up in time to put away the San Jose Sharks 3-1 and wrap up their first-round series Saturday night...
God's to-do list working toward an end (04/22/12)
This the time of year when I start thinking more clearly about summer plans. So much of the summer has already been thought through, but the idea of long hot days, cold glasses of tea, barbecues, baseball and maybe the beach tend to run through my mind...
One's happiness does not depend on perfection (04/22/12)
"You've spoiled my good mood," the young woman said. "Every time I'm happy you ruin it. Why do you always have to tell me about things that are unpleasant when I'm feeling good?" Does that question sound familiar to you? Can you genuinely destroy someone's happiness by bringing up what's real?...
Worship arts pastor talks faith, family and music (04/22/12)
Worship Arts Pastor Brad Miles knew from an early age that he wanted to work in ministry, having given his first sermon at the age of 10. After college, however, Miles pursued a career as a singer/songwriter and moved to Nashville, landing a record deal and traveling the country playing 50 to 60 shows a year. Today, he leads the worship team at La Croix United Methodist Church...
Adopt Hutch (04/22/12)
Hutch is the sweetest! He is only 2 years old, and I bet you can't find a more mellow, gentle, lap cat! Hutch loves people and would be excellent with children. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Pet of the Week (04/22/12)
Name: Chewbacca Owners: Mr. and Mrs. Evans About Chewbacca: This photo was taken on USMC base Camp Pendleton, California. I was getting ready for work and Chewbawaca decided he wanted to come come to work too! Chewbawaca is a 15 lb. Siamese and loves to lay around and get attention; that is his goal in life.....
Adopt Penny (04/22/12)
Penny is 8 years old. She is already spayed. Penny is available for adoption at the Humane Society 334-5837. Penny is 8 years old. She is already spayed. Penny is available for adoption at the Humane Society 334-5837....
Shrubs can have both beauty, taste (04/22/12)
So planting fever has grabbed you, and you're heading out to your favorite nursery or thumbing through a catalog to see what's available in shrubs. Decisions, decisions. Should your shrubs offer tasty berries or good looks? No need to choose between the two; there are plenty of shrubs that are ornamental and bear edible berries as well...
Awards/Accomplishments (04/22/12)
Cape Girardeau Central High School senior Veronica Ely received an honorable mention at the Missouri State Poetry Society's annual Winter Contest 2012 Youth Division. This qualifies her work for national consideration in the Manningham Trust Student Poetry Contest, sponsored by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. ...
FYI 4-22-12 (04/22/12)
The Salvation Army, 701 Good Hope St., will be serving a Meals with Friends from Monday through Friday. Monday will be ham, mashed potatoes, corn, fruit, bread and dessert. Tuesday will be turkey with noodles, green beans, bread, fruit and dessert. Wednesday will be shepherd pie, bread, fruit and dessert. ...
Local DAR chapter to hold rededication ceremony for Revolutionary War soldiers plaque (04/22/12)
On Wednesday, the Nancy Hunter Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will honor some of Cape Girardeau County's forefathers with the rededication of a plaque featuring the names of eight Revolutionary War soldiers buried in the area. "They helped form what Cape Girardeau is today," chapter regent Sheila Holloway said. "The time and suffering they gave in fighting in the Revolutionary War is part of what our true history is."...
Easter weekend full of delicious food (04/22/12)
My family was fortunate enough to spend Easter weekend with cousins in the Dallas area. I have shared many recipes from my cousin Cindy Dude with you before, and it was at their house that we ate our way through the weekend. Over the weekend we enjoyed overnight blueberry French toast, skillet cookies and ice cream, jalapeno sliders, a variety of smoked meats, Butterfinger pie, and enough food on Resurrection Sunday for a large group. It was so nice to visit, see family and hold new babies...
Adult luna moth lives up to 10 days (04/22/12)
The luna moth is a large nocturnal insect most often seen flying near an outside light at night.Its general appearance resembles a butterfly and its general color is green.A reddish border on the front edges of the forewings runs across the top of its body behind its head.There are single eye-spots on each of its four wings.The eyespot on each forewing often looks like a short tree limb with a bud at the end...
Carl Rosenquist (04/22/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Carl E. "Dusty" Rosenquist, 63, of Poplar Bluff died unexpectedly Thursday, April 19, 2012, at his home. He was born Dec. 2, 1948, at Cape Girardeau to Robert C. and Laverne C. Welter Rosenquist. He and Susan Hoxworth Smith were married Aug. 5, 1995, at Scott City...
David Grant (04/22/12)
David Jay Grant, 50, of Cape Girardeau passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. He was born June 15, 1961, at Cape Girardeau to J.C. and Margaret Grant. David graduated from Cape Girardeau Central High School in 1981. He had received many community awards for helping the disabled and was on the board of Semo Alliance for Disability Independence since its start in Cape Girardeau. He worked at Target for more than 12 years...
Lucille Isaacs (04/22/12)
ANNA, Ill. -- Lucille Isaacs, 98, of Anna died Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Union County Hospital in Anna. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. at the funeral home...
Madyson Oliver (04/22/12)
Madyson Paige Oliver, 11, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at O.U. Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Sandra McCulley (04/22/12)
Sandra Kay McCulley, 53, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, April 20, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, Mo.
Myrl Randol (04/22/12)
(Emma) Myrl Randol, 95, of Jackson passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 1, 1916, near Oriole, to James H. and Alice Davenport Reynolds. She and Bee W. Randol were married March 22, 1952. They had been married nearly 42 years when he passed away Jan. 16 1994...
Doris Rose (04/22/12)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- Doris L. Rose, 79, of Olmsted, Ill., died Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. She was born Jan. 8, 1933, at Atlanta, the daughter of the late William Albert and Janie Carlan Henderson. She was a member of Caledonia Community Church in Olmsted and attended the Mighty Rivers Regional Worship Center in Cairo. ...
Gene Statler (04/22/12)
NEW LONDON, Mo. -- Gene A. Statler, 69, editor and co-owner of the Ralls County Herald-Enterprise, died Thursday, April 19, 2012. Statler was born April 20, 1942, near Jackson, son of the late Woodrow A. and Hazel Gladys Bollinger Statler. On July 15, 1967, he was married to Judith A. Crites...
Green - Rogers (04/22/12)
Kelley Ann Green and Jacob Michael Rogers were married July 9, 2011, in St. Vincent's Chapel at Chaumette Vineyards in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. The Rev. S. Michael Malone performed the ceremony. Scriptures were read by April Farmer and Christy Borrowman. Organist was Pat Palisch and soloist was Matt Palisch, both of Jackson...
Xayarath - Painton (04/22/12)
Kathy Xayarath and Marcus D. Painton were married Nov. 26, 2011, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Commerce, Mo. The Rev. James E. Norris performed the ceremony. Reader was Michael Painton of Indianapolis, Ind., brother of the groom. Organist was Erica Hamilton of Cape Girardeau...
Davis - Kluesner (04/22/12)
Hayle Elizabeth Davis and Landon Mitchell Kluesner were married Oct. 29, 2011, at St. Augustine Church in Kelso, Mo. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Organist was Betty Ressel of Kelso, violinist was Michelle Stark of St. Louis, and vocalist was Marlene Glenn of Cape Girardeau...
Schmidt - Seabaugh (04/22/12)
Sarah Marie Schmidt and Jeremy Edward Seabaugh were married Oct. 8, 2011, at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Mo. The Revs. Roger Abernathy of Farrar and Robert Schneider of Evansville, Ind., performed the ceremony. Organist was Robyn Koenig of Farrar, pianist was Emily Bounds of Washington, Mo., and guitarist was Robert Rafferty of Jackson. Soloists were Rachel and Abbie Versemann of St. Peters, Mo., cousins of the bride...
Sappington - Robinson (04/22/12)
Don and Julie Sappington of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth Sappington, to Zachariah Lee Robinson. He is the son of Karen Robinson of Jackson. Sappington received a bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at DAEOC Head Start...
Dybell - 68 Years (04/22/12)
Mr. and Mrs. John Dybell of Jackson are celebrating their 68th wedding anniversary today. Dybell and Helen Gonczy were married April 22, 1944, in Whiting, Ind. The couple has six children, Ron Dybell of Jackson, Laura King of South Carolina, Lance Dybell of Hammond, Ind., Cassie Zeilenga and Pattie Rockhill of Jackson, and Kim Holyfield of Alabama. They have 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren...
Ledure - 50 Years (04/22/12)
COMMERCE, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Bobby LeDure of Commerce celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family reception April 14, 2012, at their home. LeDure and Patricia Wylder were married April 14, 1962, at Benton, Mo. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps...
Wachter - 60 Years (04/22/12)
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Wachter of Jackson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary April 19, 2012. Wachter and Verna Bingenheimer were married April 19, 1952, at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Mo., by the Rev. Ervin Boeschen. They have attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson 56 years...
Green - 70 Years (04/22/12)
Walker and Jelettia Green of Cape Girardeau were married 70 years April 10, 2012. The couple will celebrate at a private dinner party April 28 at Bella Italia. Among the guests will be a son, Dennis and wife Joy of Atlanta, Ga., and a daughter, Roberta Norman with Rick Triplett of Reno, Nev. ...
Cape Girardeau police report 4/22/12 (04/22/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 4/22/12 (04/22/12)
Long-range strategic planning is coming to Cape Girardeau; the plan -- "Vision 2000: A Strategic Plan for Cape Girardeau's Future" -- will be developed by a 30- to 40-member committee of residents; the planning process was proposed by Councilman David Barklage...
School menus 4-23 to 4-27 (04/22/12)
MONDAY--Hot dog or ham & cheese on bun, mac & cheese, pink applesauce. TUESDAY--Cheeseburger or ham & cheese on bun, potato tots, grapes. WEDNESDAY--Spaghetti or turkey & cheese on bun, candied carrots, pineapple. THURSDAY--Taco salad or ham & cheese on bun, green beans, pears...
The flood, a year later (04/22/12)
A year ago today, the Flood of 2011 really got started. Remember how much it rained? And how hard it rained? Like a midcontinental monsoon, Mother Nature unleashed her water torture on our part of the country. In a four-day stretch from April 22 to April 25, we received 10.81 inches of rain. For the month of April, we saw a record rainfall of 20.52 inches. Serious rain. Serious consequences...
Speak Out 4/22/12 (04/22/12)
This relates to "Caring for dogs." The person wrote in how dogs are social animals, and they are. So why chain them up in the backyard and forget about them? I have actually stopped and gone to a residence and told them, if you don't unchain that dog, I am going to call the law. I've done it several times...
Prayer 4/22/12 (04/22/12)
We worship you, O Lord Jesus, in the splendor of your holiness. Amen.
Train rides and more at Jackson train, April 28 (04/22/12)
The Iron Mountain Railway Train Depot will be bustling with activity on Saturday, April 28, beginning at 9 a.m. Arts and crafts by local artisans will be on display throughout the day, along with many antique cars, weather permitting. There will be several shortened (approximately 45-60 minutes), trains rides at reduced prices, beginning at 11 a.m. ...
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