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Stories from Sunday, May 13, 2012

Saint Francis Medical Center planning $127M expansion (05/13/12)
In an effort to provide more patient privacy, Saint Francis Medical Center will spend up to $127 million to upgrade and expand its Cape Girardeau facility. When completed in 2016, all of the hospital's 320 patient rooms will be private, said Steven C. Bjelich, president and chief executive officer...
Downtown residents open their homes for third annual tour (05/13/12)
Six downtown homeowners offered visitors a chance to view diverse and architecturally interesting homes in Cape Girardeau on Saturday afternoon during the third annual Downtown Historic District Home and Garden Tour. The Bertrand House at 306 Independence St. is owned by Dr. Lisa and Charles Bertrand. It was built in 1906. The floors in the living and dining rooms are an unusual wood pattern. The sink in the first-floor bathroom and the light in the family room came from the St. Charles Hotel...
Southeast graduates record number of students (05/13/12)
Students in Southeast Missouri State's first graduating class of 2012 entered the post-college world Saturday while setting several records for the university. More than 1,100 students accepted congratulations from Missouri's governor as they crossed the stage, and later from their families and friends at a packed Show Me Center...
Judge dismisses portion of floodway farmers lawsuit (05/13/12)
A federal judge has tossed out a big portion of a class-action lawsuit brought by more than 140 Southeast Missouri farmers who are seeking millions from the U.S. government for damages caused by last year's intentional breaching of the Birds Point levee...
Perryville Mayfest attracts record crowd (05/13/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- More than 6,000 people attended the 27th annual Perryville Mayfest in downtown Perryville from Wednesday through Saturday. Mayfest was organized by the Perryville Area Chamber of Commerce. Chamber of Commerce executive director Melissa Hemmon said the attendance of this year's Mayfest was "record breaking."...
SEMO regents approve tuition increase (05/13/12)
Southeast Missouri State University students returning in the fall will face a higher tuition bill for a second straight year.
Large crowd welcomes new season of Tunes at Twilight concerts (05/13/12)
The combination of music and the outdoors drew an estimated crowd of 600 to 700 people to the Common Pleas Courthouse Gazebo to kick off Old Town Cape's Tunes at Twilight music series Friday night. "That is probably the biggest crowd we have ever had," Nicholle Hinkle, project manager for Old Town Cape, said...
Memorial service honors fallen local law enforcement officers (05/13/12)
Forty-eight fallen Missouri officers and their families were saluted Friday at the annual Seniors and Lawmen Together law enforcement memorial ceremony held at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. More than 220 people gathered to remember officers from around the state killed in the line of duty, including Albert Demortiers, Willis Martin, Nathaniel Hutson, Herbert Goss and Donald Crittendon of the Cape Girardeau Police Department and Herman Sewing of the Cape Girardeau County sheriff's department.. ...
Pastor still jailed on sodomy, child pornography charges (05/13/12)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- An East Prairie, Mo., church pastor remains in jail following charges of sodomy and for possessing child pornography. Kenneth N. Allen, 36, pastor of Grace Apostolic Church in East Prairie, is charged with three felony counts of first-degree statutory sodomy of deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 years old and one felony count of possession of child pornography, according to Missouri Case.net...
Two arrested on drug charges in Perryville (05/13/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ongoing undercover drug investigations in Perry County prompted the arrests of two more people Friday. Katherine A. Reed, 33, and Steven R. Reed Sr., 31, both of Perryville, were taken into custody and face felony drug charges, according to a news release from the Perry County Sheriff's Department. ...
Obama names former Emerson challenger Sowers to VA post (05/13/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Iraq War veteran who lost a U.S. House bid from southeast Missouri in 2010 could now be heading to Washington. President Barack Obama has nominated Democrat Tommy Sowers as assistant secretary for public and intergovernmental affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The nomination requires Senate approval...
Dexter man placed on probation in police assault case (05/13/12)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Dexter, Mo., man was placed on probation Thursday in connection with a September assault of a Dexter police officer. Terry W. Mace, 45, was sentenced to four years in the Missouri Department of Corrections by Associate Circuit Judge Joe Satterfield, who then suspended the execution of that sentence, and placed Mace on five years' supervised probation, according to entries in Casenet, Missouri's online court reporting system...
Picnic held at Missouri Veterans Home (05/13/12)
Mike Stafford, 96, dances with Spc. Tabitha Pritchett of the 1140th Engineer Battalion of the Missouri National Guard during a picnic for veterans Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Missouri Veterans Home. It was the fourth year for the National Guard to assist with setting up the event for the 150 veterans to enjoy with their families and friends...
U.S. 60 to be reduced for shoulder repairs (05/13/12)
Eastbound U.S. 60 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane Monday through Thursday. Missouri Department of Transportation crews will perform shoulder repairs from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. This section of road is between routes TT and F. Motorists are asked to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 1-888-275-6636 or visit www.modot.org/southeast...
Part of Bainbridge Road to close starting Monday (05/13/12)
Bainbridge Road at the Interstate 55 crossing from South Old Orchard to County Road 618/620 will be closed starting Monday, according to a city of Cape Girardeau blog post. During the closure, construction of the improved intersection of Bainbridge Road and County Road 620 will be completed. This construction is part of the first phase of the Veterans Memorial Drive project. The contractor is Lappe Cement Finishing. The project is being funded with a mix of state, federal and local dollars...
Club news 5/13/12 (05/13/12)
Following lunch at Delmonicos, the Lamplighters FCE met for their April meeting at the University of Missouri Extension Center's Harrison Room. Jackie Kurre, president, called the meeting to order. 14 members answered the roll call with a plant, seed or bulb exchange...
K.C. nursing student helps homeland (05/13/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A nursing student whose life was changed when she met a medical missionary while growing up in Kenya is planning a mission to her native land. Grace Mbuthia of Kansas City is raising money and seeking medical supplies for a 10-day medical camp in the Kenyan village where she grew up...
Officer: Military could learn from civilian courts (05/13/12)
Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Miller knew that deserting his post was a serious crime. But, by then, he had a lot more on his mind and heart than his job. Back in 2003-2004, while Miller was deployed as a cavalry scout in Afghanistan, his father died, his mother was diagnosed with cancer, and he was facing divorce. During his second tour, this time in Iraq, his best friend was killed by a roadside bomb...
After big JPMorgan loss, a call for stricter oversight (05/13/12)
WASHINGTON -- JPMorgan Chase faces intense criticism for claiming that a surprise $2 billion loss by one of its trading groups was the result of a sloppy but well-intentioned strategy to manage financial risk. More than three years after the financial industry almost collapsed, the misfire was cited as proof that big banks still do not understand the threats posed by their own speculation...
Personal ties can change gay marriage attitudes (05/13/12)
SAN FRANCISCO -- In revealing his support for same-sex marriage, President Barack Obama attributed his change in thinking to a series of key conversations and experiences. Talking to members of his staff and gay service members in committed relationships made it more difficult to justify why they should not have the right to marry, he said...
China tensions lead to deeper alliance between U.S., Philippines (05/13/12)
WASHINGTON -- China's assertive behavior is breathing life into America's historically tumultuous relationship with the Philippines. With Washington turning its attention more to the Asia-Pacific region, the U.S. and the Philippines last week held the first joint meeting of their top diplomats and defense chiefs. The U.S. increased military aid and resolved to help its ally on maritime security...
Today in History (05/13/12)
Today is Sunday, May 13, the 134th day of 2012. There are 232 days left in the year. This is Mother's Day. Today's Highlight in History: On May 13, 1992, the Falun Gong movement had its beginning as the sect's founder, Li Hongzhi, began publicly lecturing on his spiritual philosophy in the northeastern Chinese city of Changchun...
In Egypt turmoil, thieves hunt pharaonic treasures (05/13/12)
CAIRO -- Taking advantage of Egypt's political upheaval, thieves have gone on a treasure hunt with a spree of illegal digging, preying on the country's ancient pharaonic heritage. Illegal digs near ancient temples and in isolated desert sites have swelled a hundredfold over the past 16 months since a popular uprising toppled Hosni Mubarak's 29-year regime and security fell apart in many areas as police simply stopped doing their jobs. ...
Modest gains mark Haitian leader's first year in office (05/13/12)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- In a country where the news is typically bad, if not catastrophic, many people in Haiti look at the past year under a musician-turned-president with guarded surprise. Yes, parliament and President Michel Martelly were in a standoff that hobbled government much of the past 12 months. Yes, less than a quarter of the population has a formal job. And yes, cholera and many other problems still haunt the country...
Crossword plot probe ridiculed in Venezuela (05/13/12)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Government critics, and even some supporters, are ridiculing a state TV host's allegation that a newspaper crossword puzzle may have had a hidden call for a plot to kill President Hugo Chavez's elder brother. Intelligence agents questioned the author of the puzzle after state TV presenter Miguel Perez Pirela pointed out that Wednesday's crossword contained the word "ASESINEN," or kill, intersecting with the name of Chavez's brother, "ADAN." He noted they were below the word "RAFAGAS," meaning either gusts of wind or bursts of gunfire.. ...
Car perk overrides promises by Iraqi parliament to public (05/13/12)
BAGHDAD -- Iraq's lawmakers have hightailed it out of town for a six-week vacation without following through on promises to cancel a pricey perk for free armored cars that they approved for themselves in the annual budget. It is the sort of move that is fueling resentments among the struggling Iraqi public, many of whom accuse the country's leaders of being corrupt and only in politics for their own profit. ...
Cape Central baseball team slays rival Jackson in district opener (05/13/12)
The Cape Central baseball team defeated jackson 6-1 in a Class 4 District 1 quarterfinal Saturday.
High school track and field roundup: Saxony Lutheran's Hemmann leaps way to two sectional championships (05/13/12)
The results from Saturday's district and sectional high school track and field meets.
Cape Central girls soccer team hangs tough, falls to Poplar Bluff (05/13/12)
The Poplar Bluff girls soccer team defeated Cape Central 2-1 in a Class 3 District 1 quarterfinal Saturday.
St. Pius ends Saxony Lutheran girls soccer team's winning campaign (05/13/12)
The St. Pius girls soccer team defeated Saxony Lutheran 6-1 in a Class 1 District 1 semifinal Saturday.
Cape Central tennis team snares individual singles, doubles district titles (05/13/12)
Pablo Jaramillo can add individual district champion to the team district crown he and his Central teammates captured Wednesday. Jaramillo only dropped two games while cruising to three victories at the Class 2 District 1 individual tournament Friday and Saturday...
High school baseball roundup: Notre Dame, Chaffee cruise in district tourney openers (05/13/12)
Scores from Saturday's district baseball action that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Kelly baseball team ousts Woodland, saves ace for semis (05/13/12)
The Kelly baseball team defeated Woodland 8-4 in a Class 2 District 3 quarterfinal Saturday.
Southeast Missouri State athletic director Alnutt finalizes contract (05/13/12)
Mark Alnutt became the highest-paid employee in the Southeast Missouri State athletic department when he signed his contract Tuesday. Alnutt's contract, which was provided to the Southeast Missourian after it submitted a Freedom of Information request, calls for him to be paid $135,000 per year, which is greater than Southeast football coach Tony Samuel's $125,000.04, although Samuel also receives 5 percent of the net revenue of all guaranteed football games. ...
Murray State cashes in vs. Southeast Missouri State baseball team (05/13/12)
The Murray State baseball team defeated host Southeast Missouri State 7-2 on Saturday.
Potential blunder turns golden in Southeast Missouri State baseball team's win (05/13/12)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team defeated Ohio Valley Conference rival Murray State 7-1 on Friday.
Rams minicamp features two 'big name' longshots (05/13/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Jake Long's kid brother didn't bother staying close to the phone during the NFL draft. Neither did Bobby Hebert's son. The St. Louis Rams' two-day rookie minicamp served as orientation for the team's 10 draft picks. Some of them are pegged for immediate duty, and all of them are secure in the knowledge that they'll at least be around for the start of training camp...
Braves win 7-2 over Cardinals (05/13/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Brandon Beachy gave his mom an early Mother's Day present. With both his parents in the stands, the Kokomo, Ind., native pitched six innings of one-run ball and helped himself with an RBI single as the Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 Saturday night...
Church organized in 1818 moves (05/13/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A local congregation is celebrating another chapter in its nearly 200 years of history by moving to a new building. Black River Baptist Church was scheduled to host an open house last Sunday, followed by a dedication service with testimonies, hymns and prayer...
Love INC's McGowan finds fulfillment helping others (05/13/12)
John Drake McGowan has worked in for-profit organizations as well as not-for-profits. He said it was a motor vehicle accident that changed his life. McGowan, the CEO of Love In the Name of Christ of Southeast Missouri, talks about his path to the organization and helping others...
Your generosity 5/13/12 (05/13/12)
The Saint Francis Medical Center Auxiliary presented $200,000 to Saint Francis president and chief executive officer Steven C. Bjelich at the annual auxiliary and volunteer appreciation luncheon April 19. The donation is the first installment on a $800,000 pledge over four years. Pictured from left are Bjelich; Sherron Alexander, Auxiliary president; Debbie Gibson, manager of volunteer services and pastoral care; and Tony Balsano, vice president for finance...
Awards/Accomplishments 5/13/12 (05/13/12)
Ellie Kidd, a senior at Central High School, is one of 15 Missouri students honored by the Missouri State Board of Education and the Missouri Bar as recipients of the 2012 Outstanding Achievement in Citizenship Award. Ellie and her parents, Adam and Kay Kidd, attended a luncheon at the Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City, Mo., where she received the state award that has been presented annually since 1990...
Adopt Calvin and Klein (05/13/12)
Calvin and Klein are 9-week-old brothers that are adorable and love to play together! For more information, contact Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary at 243-9823.
FYI 5/13/12 (05/13/12)
Are you looking for that extra burst of energy for your workout? Nicholas Aures, a member of the HealthPoint Fitness team, will discuss "Sports Nutrition: Fueling Your Drive" at 6:30 p.m. Monday at HealthPoint in Cape Girardeau. The program is open to the public. It is to help all fitness enthusiasts, from runners to weightlifters. Childcare is available in HealthPoint's Kids' Klub...
Living History (05/13/12)
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Southeast Missouri State students Bill Rankin, left, and Matthew Davis talk with a tour group during the living history performance 'Meet Me in 1904 or A Tale of Victorians Unbound,' Saturday, May 5, at the Glenn House, 325 S. Spanish, in Cape Girardeau. Presented by the Southeast Missouri State History Department students dressed in period costume to give performances examining the role of class, gender, technology, leisure, family in 1904 Victorian era...
High heel dash (05/13/12)
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Lydia Weber, 8, of Jackson holds her tophy after winning the inaugural High Heel Dash Saturday, May 5, in Jackson. Racers competed down a two-block stretch of High Street, just south of the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse while wearing high heel shoes. All of the proceeds from the event went to benefit the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation and two Jackson families who have been affected by brain cancer...
Adopt Maynard (05/13/12)
Maynard is a 1-year-old Shar Pei mix. He is a fun-loving dog! Maynard is available for adoption at The Humane Society 334-5837. ...
Pet(s) of the Week (05/13/12)
Names: Macy and Izzy Owner: Cindy Garland About Macy and Izzy: My babies, Macy and Izzy, smiling because they are getting to do their favorite thing....going for a ride! ...
Understanding a goodness that can't be contained (05/13/12)
Psalm 34:8 makes me really excited to live this life in pursuit of the Lord. In this verse, the psalmist can't find words to describe what he's experienced in a way that could even begin to help the reader understand. Instead of trying to describe something as indescribable as God's goodness, he invites the reader into the heart of God, saying, "Find out for yourself how good the Lord is."...
The church can reach more men (05/13/12)
In a 1975 episode of the TV comedy M*A*S*H, the following exchange occurs:Visiting Chaplain: "So, you are a regular churchgoer?" Maj. Frank Burns: "Oh, sure, church is a great way to kill an hour." Burns' line is actually more amusing than it may appear in print. Amusing or not, the sentiment is troubling...
Designing her dreams: Southern Illinois native Nicole Box, founder of Fouche Couture, has big plans for her future (05/13/12)
"Every day, I think about fashion," says Nicole Box. Nicole, a Southern Illinois native, learned to sew when she was 14; her mom taught her. "We didn't have a lot of money," she says. "So I made some [clothes] for myself in high school." Flash forward to 2011. That's when Box established her own fashion label, Fouche Couture (Fouche is her maiden name)...
Celebrating Mother's Day with mom's recipes (05/13/12)
Today is a special day; it is not only Mother's Day, it is also graduation day for the Centennial graduating class at Cape Girardeau Central High School. Our son Ross is among the students in the class of 2012. Ross has had an amazing high school experience. ...
Mother sauce a source of variety (05/13/12)
This is a day when we should all ask ourselves, "Where would I be without my mother?" For many the answer is "Probably in the middle of traffic, without my jacket, and talking to some stranger." For professional chefs, however, the situation would be even more dire without their mothers -- their mother sauces, that is...
Gnatcatcher among smallest birds (05/13/12)
The blue-gray gnatcatcher is one of North America's smallest birds. An adult will weigh less than one-third of an ounce and is about 4 1/2 inches from tip of beak to tip of tail. The ruby-throated hummingbird is not much smaller. The signature song of the blue-gray gnatcatcher is a soft squeaky whistle easily missed among the myriad of other sounds of the forest. ...
Loretta Lynn wants Zooey Deschanel in her musical (05/13/12)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Country Music Hall of Fame member Loretta Lynn is taking her life story to Broadway, and she has tapped film and TV actress Zooey Deschanel to play her on stage. Lynn, 80, unveiled plans for a musical adaptation of "Coal Miner's Daughter" during a Grand Ole Opry show at the Ryman Auditorium on Thursday night. Wearing one of her signature long-sleeve, floor-length dresses, the singer blew through four songs before bringing Deschanel onstage to sing the title tune...
James Ramsey (05/13/12)
James C. Ramsey, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, May 11, 2012, at his home. He was born June 9, 1925, in Cape Girardeau County, to John Clyde and Lillian Ella Statler Ramsey. He and Betty Lou Chapman were married May 25, 1951, in Cape Girardeau. James was a member of LaCroix United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. ...
Jessie Boozer (05/13/12)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Jessie J. Boozer, 70, of Charleston, Mo., formerly of Pulaski, Ill., died Friday, May 11, 2012, at his residence. No services will be held, and remains will be donated to the Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois per family request...
Ta'Vion Curlin (05/13/12)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Ta'Vion D. Curlin, 1, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Monday, May 7, 2012, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Missionary Baptist Church in Cairo, Ill. Interment will be in Spencer Heights Memorial Park in Mounds, Ill...
Laura Rilo (05/13/12)
Laura Rilo, 98, of Jackson died Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Elsie Seabaugh (05/13/12)
Elsie Francis Seabaugh, 87, of Millersville died Friday, May 11, 2012, at the Monticello House in Jackson. She was born April 18, 1925, at Millersville, to Robert Francis and Maggie Mae Moore Haupt. Elsie and Lloyd W. Seabaugh were married Sept. 24, 1943. He died Jan. 17, 1980...
Shipley - Welter (05/13/12)
David and Tracy Shipley of Glenallen, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Hollian Marie Shipley, to Nicholas Scott Welter, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Randy and Willa Welter of Benton, Mo. Shipley is a 2006 graduate of Woodland High School, and a 2008 graduate of Eclips School of Cosmetology. She is a hairstylist at Mastercuts...
Dumey - Villa (05/13/12)
John and Pam Dumey of Gordonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Anne Dumey, to John Dennis Villa, both of Springfield, Mo. He is the son of Bill Ross and Diane Villa of Las Vegas, Nev. Dumey is a 2005 graduate of Jackson High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in hospitality and hotel administration from Missouri State University in August. She is employed in Centralized Computer User Support at the university...
Ricciardi - Kabo (05/13/12)
Mary Balsam of Ruckersville, Va., and Richard Ricciardi of Rockville, Md., announce the engagement of their daughter, Teresa Ricciardi, to Erik Kabo, both of Fairfax, Va. He is the son of the Rev. Paul and Alice Kabo of Cape Girardeau. Ricciardi received a bachelor's degree in music education from James Madison University. She is pursuing a degree in nursing at Northern Virginia Community College. She is employed by National Association of Schools of Music...
Margrabe - Martin (05/13/12)
Walter and Janice Margrabe of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Danielle Margrabe, to Jacob Clay Martin. He is the son of Jack and Jennifer Martin of Evening Shade, Ark. Margrabe is a 2009 graduate of Eagle Ridge Christian School. She is pursuing a degree in elementary education at Southeast Missouri State University...
Keeney - Davis (05/13/12)
Ron and Kim Keeney of Van Buren, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Michelle Keeney, to Matthew Franklin Davis, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Tim and Frances Gould of Cape Girardeau and Joe Bill and Jackie Davis of Benton, Mo...
Obermann - Heuring (05/13/12)
Thomas and Martha Obermann of Chaffee, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lori Beth Obermann, to Blake Alan Heuring of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Rick and Jan Heuring of Jackson. Obermann is a 2003 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. She received a master's degree in communication disorders from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a speech/language pathologist with Jackson School District...
Blattel - Hill (05/13/12)
Larry and Tina Blattel of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Elizabeth Blattel, to Skye Kristopher Hill. He is the son of Chris Hill of Cape Girardeau and Christy Hewes of Maryland Heights, Mo. Blattel is a 2011 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. She attended Southeast Missouri State University, and is currently attending Southeast Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences...
Gray - Glenn (05/13/12)
John and Becki Gray of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Colleen Elizabeth Gray, to Justin Michael Glenn, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Angela and Kenny Massa of Marble Hill, Mo., and Jeff and Ladonna Glenn of Jackson. Gray is a 2005 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a master's degree in speech/language pathology from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Rehab Care in Dexter, Mo...
Matthews - Obergoenner (05/13/12)
Mark and Susan Matthews of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Jo Matthews, to Todd Richard Obergoenner. He is the son of Don Obergoenner of Effingham, Ill., and Mary Obergoenner of Cape Girardeau. Matthews is a 2008 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. ...
Leopld Junior & Senior High (05/13/12)
Leopold Junior & Senior High A Honor Roll 7th grade: Klara Beel, Blake Eeftink, Aly Fluchel, Jessie Holweg, Evan Landewee, Ashley Nussbaum, Colby Thele, Matthew Woodfin. 8th grade: Zach Beel, Brittany Garland, John Gray, Emily Seiler, Garrett Thele, Lexi Vandeven...
Cape Central Middle School (05/13/12)
Central Middle School 3rd quarter A Honor Roll 6th grade: Mallory Bittner, Mary Boerboom, Zachary Brown, Jordyn Castillo, Julie Castle, Grace Cook, Brittany Coonts, Cooper Crosnoe, Bryar Daum, Leigha Douglas, Taylor Estraca, Lydia Gentry, Liam Green, Reiss Groves, Alexis Gurley, Rose Hall, Meredith Ham, Madalyn Henderson, Hannah Jackson, Monique Johnson, DestinyJones, Brooke Kimberly, Griffin King, Destiny Kiser, Aubrey Kitchen, Morgan Kluge, Tyler Lamb, Kylie Lane, John Lawrence, Savannah Lively, Elias Martinez, Matthew Nussbaum, Nathan Patterson, Alexis Phillips, Haylie Reed, Carson Retter, Emilia Robison, Zachary Sample, William Sellers, Chastity Sneath, Kimberly Stewart, Anthony Strack, Danica Thomas, Hannah Trautman, Noah Umbeck, Ava Urhahn, Mario Young.. ...
St. Paul Lutheran School (05/13/12)
St. Paul Lutheran School Scholastic Honor Roll 5th Grade: Tate Bagley, Faith Boettcher, Faith Dynneson, Ashley Ernstmeyer, Adam Koenig, Faith Littleton, Micah Mirly, Austin Mueller and Madalyn Weber. 6th Grade: Nathan Hartmann, Ben Krewson and Laurel Mueller,...
Egyptian Middle School (05/13/12)
Egyptian Middle School High Honor Roll 6th grade: Kayla Kobel, Paige Mix. 8th grade: Olivia Khourie, Dristin Rose. Honor Roll 6th grade: Alaysia Casper, Leslie Grace, Kelsey McCrite. 7th grade: Emmalea Bigham, Daneesha Caldwell, Wyatt Caldwell, Annabelle Foeste, Aron Goldsmith, Tyra Huff, Cheyenne Martin, Peyton Robinson, Russel Gage Wolford...
Leopold Elementary School (05/13/12)
Leopold Elementary School 4th grade: Jared Allen, Kyla Beel, Dominic Bellis, Lindsey Duckworth, Kane Duncan, Jonathan Eldridge, Jacob Elfrink, Madeline Elfrink, Samantha Engelen, Gwen Forrester, Jenna Garland, Chira Groll-Bourel, Kara Hampton, Samuel Horrell, Jace Jansen, Beth Lincoln Josephine Siler, Jenny Vandeven, Kyleigh Wofe...
Egyptian Elementary School (05/13/12)
Egyptian Elementary School High Honor Roll 3rd grade: Daisha Carthell, Damyrion Dilworth, Valerie Greenley, Gabrielle Johnson, Eric Kimberlin, Daniel Klingeman, Bryanna Pace, Logan Perkins, Jacob Simmons, Alexa VanAlstine, Mackenzie Williamson. 4th grade: Cayden Bigham, Alleigh Curtis, Morgan Dodd, Marvalee Dougherty, Dawson Esex, Tara Farrell, Jared Green, Jolie Hill, Kelcie Kobel, Lucas McLaughlin, Camryn Mitchell, Morgan Pace, Noah Reeves, Trevor Smith, Ryan VanDommelen, Koby White...
Notre Dame Regional High School (05/13/12)
Notre Dame Regional High School 3rd Quarter A Honor Roll 9th grade: Amy Banda, Joseph Beggs, Andrew Bell, Dhruvi Bhakta, Courtney Buck, Alexis Burnette, Morgan Campbell, Emily Cieslewicz, Ryan Compas, Kaitlyn Emmendorfer, John Fennewald, Monica Foltz, Amanda Gassel, Thomas Glisson, Brooke Grable, William Graham, Gabriel Haas, Kirsten Halter, Thomas Himmelberg, Yo-Jane Hsieh, Noah Huff, Madison Huffman, Derek Hulshof, Ryan Hulshof, Olivia Jansen, Robert Jansen, Quentin Kasten, Evan Keesee, Emilia Kinder, Maria Layton, Jacob LeGrand, Shelby Martin, Megan McCrate, Cramer McGarr, Adilyn Mueller, Christina Niedbalski, Jacob Pappas, Tyler Pech, Reo Peda, Nicole Peters, Adam Pope, William Poythress, Jesse Raines, Taylor Ray, Peyton Robertson, Alyssa Robinson, Carlos Robles, Nathan Schuchardt, Trenton Schumer, Jeffrey Shively, Benjamin Tlapek, Mikayla Westrich, Adam Worley.. ...
Meridian Elementary/Middle School (05/13/12)
Meridian Elementary/Middle School 3rd quarter High Honors 3rd grade: Omarion Edwards, Zander Kaufman, Aliza Smith. 4th grade: Jaylen Easley, Alyda Hite, Jade Houston, Katerra Jerrett, Orlando Matthews, Simeon Overton, Trison Paul, Clayton Spaulding, Hannah Williams...
Immaculate Conception School 3rd quarter (05/13/12)
Immaculate Conception School A Honor Roll 4th grade: Allison Appleman, Caroline Bowen, Phillip Dunning, Brayden Eftink, Jordyn Gunn, Olivia Jansen, Mollie Jennings, Mallory Meystedt, Abbi Nix, Reagan Peters, Elizabeth Raines, Molly Beth Sellers, Anna Ziegler...
Egyptian High School (05/13/12)
Egyptian High School High Honor Roll 9th grade: Cambria Bigham. 10th grade: Aaron Bigham, Denise Carson, Cameron Grueninger, Hannah McClarney, Nathan Price, Kayde Wood. 11th grade: Bryce Bigham, Jimerlea Bledsoe, Corika Coleman, Katie Lipe, Austin Murphy...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/13/12 (05/13/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 5/13/12 (05/13/12)
An internal investigation is underway by the Cape Girardeau Police Department to determine how a federal prisoner being held in the city jail was able to get a hacksaw blade and a fully loaded handgun into his maximum-security cell; the man was shot once in the chest by a police officer as he attempted to escape last night...
School menus May 14 to 18 (05/13/12)
MONDAY--Chicken nuggets or turkey & cheese on bun, chicken & herb rice, peaches, assorted puddings. TUESDAY--Taco or ham & cheese on bun, candied carrots, apple sections. WEDNESDAY--Rotini pasta with chicken alfredo sauce or ham & cheese on bun, green beans, garlic breadstick, pears...
Ben Rushin, teenager with autism, shattered expectations and will graduate Thursday (05/13/12)
I hadn't talked to Ben Rushin for more than a passing hello since 2004, when he was just a 10-year-old boy. He was the protagonist in one of the best stories I'd ever written; more specifically, I co-wrote the four-part series with Callie Clark before she became Callie Clark-Miller, years before we had two sons, both of whom have had speech delays like Ben...
A mother's smile (05/13/12)
Every year, we dutifully and thankfully acknowledge our mothers. We buy gifts. We select greeting cards that say the nicest things. We become part of the crowd at our favorite restaurant. We make a special day in every way we can. Which is exactly what we ought to be doing today...
Speak Out 5/13/12 (05/13/12)
I am the one that called in and keeps complaining about these people wanting to sell me food stamps. I know how the system works. They don't have food stamps, they've got these electronic cards. I think I am going to start writing down these people's pin numbers and next week I will have 60 PIN numbers calling in to Speak Out to prove my point...
Prayer 5/13/12 (05/13/12)
O Lord Jesus, we praise you for your acts of power and surpassing greatness. Amen.
Third Tuesday Tea Time - Working Meeting (05/13/12)
The Cape County Tea Party (CCTP) will hold it's monthly meeting this Tuesday May 15th at 6:30pm in the Cape Girardeau Public Library. This meeting is different from recent meetings in that there will be no speaker -- it will be a working meeting. CCTP does not endorse candidates. ...
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