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County Commissioner candidate forum is tonight (05/17/12)
The SEMO Pachyderm Club will host a public forum for Cape Girardeau County Commission candidates at 7 p.m. tonight. The event takes place at Dexter Bar-B-Que, 236 S. Broadview St., in Cape Girardeau. The three Republican candidates pursuing the seat -- Moe Sandfort, Charlie Herbst and incumbent Jay Purcell -- will each take part, and incumbent 1st District Commissioner Paul Koeper will also be in attendance, though he is unopposed in the upcoming election, according to a Pachyderm Club news release.. ...
Broadway businesses share ideas about corridor project (05/17/12)
Old Town Cape executive director Marla Mills gave business owners fair warning Wednesday -- the $4.5 million Broadway corridor project is not always going to be easy or convenient. "No pain, no gain," she said. "It's going to hurt a little bit."...
SEMO releases penalties for participants in hazing incident (05/17/12)
Southeast Missouri State University has punished eight members of the football team involved in an April 13 hazing incident. According to a university news release, the students will receive a range of penalties after going through the university's judicial review process. ...
Woman charged with killing in Washington has murder charge dropped, will testify against co-defendant (05/17/12)
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- One of two people facing murder charges in the death of a Cape Girardeau native pleaded guilty Wednesday to the felony of rendering criminal assistance and will testify against her co-defendant, Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney David McEachran said...
Krajcir pleads guilty to Kentucky charges (05/17/12)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Timothy Wayne Krajcir, the 67-year-old convicted murderer who in 2008 confessed to killing five women in Cape Girardeau, pleaded guilty to four charges in a Kentucky courtroom Wednesday and had 65 years added to the 15 life sentences he was already serving in Illinois...
Citizens Electric moving headquarters to Perryville (05/17/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Citizens Electric Corp. will break ground this summer on new headquarters in Perryville. The location will give the not-for-profit utility company, now based in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., more space and disaster-resistant areas to protect essential equipment during a crisis, said Barb Casper, Citizens spokeswoman...
SEMO projects on track and on budget, officials say (05/17/12)
Seen from afar, the green dome of Academic Hall at Southeast Missouri State University is a recognizable feature to many. But with campuswide renovations this summer, a copper-colored glow will soon return. The 106-year-old building is in the midst of a $21 million upgrade that will replace its top with new copper, in addition to an interior overhaul that aims to preserve its historical features while making student services operations more convenient and accessible...
Motorcycle rider injured in Cape Girardeau crash (05/17/12)
A motorcycle rider was hospitalized with injuries police said were not life-threatening after a collision with a car Wednesday. The unidentified rider was northbound on North Kingshighway about 5:10 p.m., when the Ford Focus turned south across his path from Kurre Lane and the vehicles collided, police said...
Western swing showcase kicks off today in Cape (05/17/12)
To Bob and Virginia Dolle, it don't mean a thing if you ain't got that western swing. And this weekend, they're hoping to get a few other music fans hooked on the genre, too...
Alto Pass men indicted on drug charges (05/17/12)
Union County, Ill., State's Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced yesterday that the Union County Grand Jury has returned indictments against two Alto Pass, Ill., men. John A. Gleghorn, 55, and Billy J. Finney, 36, both of 3200 Bald Knob Road, are each charged with one count of unlawful participation in methamphetamine production and one count of possession of methamphetamine. ...
Portageville cafeteria workers protest change of food vendor (05/17/12)
Three Portageville School District cafeteria employees picketed in front of Portageville High School on Tuesday morning. Theresa Eftink, Kay Tatum and Peggy Simmons work in the cafeteria and are not happy with the latest decision of the school board to change food vendors. Other cafeteria employees chose not to be interviewed...
Ameren warns of utility scam (05/17/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis-based utility company Ameren is urging customers to watch out for a scam aimed at illegally obtaining Social Security numbers. Ameren says utility customers in several states, including Ameren customers in Missouri and Illinois, are being falsely told that the federal government will provide a credit or directly pay utility bills. The scammers seek the customer's Social Security number as part of the fraudulent effort to obtain the credit or payment...
Wife of accused East Prairie, Mo. pastor now faces charges (05/17/12)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. (AP) -- The wife of a southeast Missouri pastor who is accused of sexually assaulting three children is now facing a criminal charge, too. KFVS-TV reports that 36-year-old Beth Lynnette Allen of East Prairie is charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Authorities say she knew that her husband, Kenneth Neal Allen, inappropriately touched a child, but failed to report it...
Federal officials recognize drug task force for success of sting (05/17/12)
A program designed to assist federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies' efforts to disrupt drug trafficking on Wednesday recognized a multijurisdictional effort that resulted in 14 federal indictments against Southeast Missouri and northeast Arkansas residents...
Cape Girardeau man arrested on arson charge (05/17/12)
Police arrested a 31-year-old Cape Girardeau man on an arson charge in connection with a fire that burned a shed late Friday evening. David L. McClain was walking with friends along an alley behind 320 N. Middle St. about 11:50 p.m., when he allegedly stopped and used a lighter and a can of hair spray to set a detached garage on fire, said Cape Girardeau Police Sgt. Jason Selzer. No one was injured in the incident. No motive for the fire had been determined Tuesday...
Candidate questionnaire: Stuart Hoeller (05/17/12)
NAME: Stuart Hoeller AGE: Forty-eight PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau, MO SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: No spouse or children's name. My brother's name is Steve. OCCUPATION: Auditor, Customer Service Supervisor, Loan Officer, Dealer Credit Manager, Sales Representative, Customer Service Manager, Foodbank Coordinator...
Highway 25 reduced for bridge repairs (05/17/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 25 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane Monday and Tuesday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform maintenance to the bridge over U.S. 60. Weather permitting, work will be done from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636, or visit www.modot.org/southeast...
Interstate 55 reduced for pavement work (05/17/12)
Southbound Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction from Highway 74 at Cape Girardeau to Route M at Scott City as contractor crews begin an asphalt overlay. Weather permitting, this night work will be done from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily June 10 through 20...
Franklin students explore careers (05/17/12)
Hays Hendricks with the SEMO Music Academy gives Franklin Elementary second grade student Jailyn Garmon a quick tutorial on the violin Wednesday, May 16, 2012 during the school's career day. Twenty presenters including an artist, day care, lawyer, soldier, journalist, pastor, police officer, fire fighter and cosmetologist were on hand to help the students explore their career fields...
First phase of interchange work to begin in Poplar Bluff next week (05/17/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Work to construct ramps for the new Oak Grove Road interchange in Poplar Bluff is expected to begin May 24, weather permitting. During this phase of construction, portions of the road will be closed. The city also plans to begin work May 24, which will result in additional closures along Oak Grove Road...
Mo. Senate approves tax credits compromise (05/17/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri senators voted Wednesday to authorize new tax credits aimed at attracting college sports tournaments to the state while also moving to cap the amount of incentives available for refurbishing historical buildings...
G.I. killed in Cambodia clash awarded Medal of Honor (05/17/12)
WASHINGTON -- Leslie Sabo's Vietnam War ended in the flash of his own grenade, hurled at an enemy bunker in Cambodia to save surrounded comrades. Forty years later -- and a dozen years after the long-lost paperwork turned up in military archives -- he was honored by President Obama on Wednesday with the nation's highest award for gallantry...
Evacuations, drills pared down near nuclear plants (05/17/12)
Without fanfare, the nation's nuclear power regulators have overhauled community emergency planning for the first time in more than three decades, requiring fewer exercises for major accidents and recommending that fewer people be evacuated right away...
Turmoil in Greece spreads pessimism across markets (05/17/12)
NEW YORK -- The unending turmoil in Greece spread fallout across the financial markets Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average fell for the ninth day out of 10, and gold, oil and the euro all dropped to multimonth lows. Greece called a new round of elections for June 17 after coalition talks to form a government fell apart. The president said depositors were pulling hundreds of millions of euros out of banks, weakening the country's strained financial system...
World leaders set for busy U.S. weekend of summitry (05/17/12)
WASHINGTON -- More than two dozen world leaders will join President Barack Obama in an extraordinary weekend of back-to-back summits to tackle Europe's mounting economic woes and solidify plans for winding down the decade-long war in Afghanistan...
Army reviews whether women can attend Ranger school (05/17/12)
WASHINGTON -- Army leaders have begun to study the prospect of sending female soldiers to the service's prestigious Ranger school -- another step in the effort to broaden opportunities for women in the military. Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff, said Wednesday that he's asked senior commanders to provide him with recommendations and a plan this summer. ...
John Edwards doesn't testify at campaign finance trial (05/17/12)
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- John Edwards' team wrapped up their defense Wednesday without calling the ex-presidential candidate, his mistress or daughter to testify, a move experts say was intended to shift focus from a political sex scandal to the nitty-gritty of campaign finance law...
Navy ships collide in Pacific; no one injured (05/17/12)
SAN DIEGO -- An 844-foot-long U.S. Navy assault ship collided with a refueling tanker Wednesday in the Pacific Ocean, causing damage to both ships, but there were no injuries or fuel spills, military officials said. The midmorning accident between the amphibious assault vessel USS Essex and the oiler USNS Yukon occurred about 120 miles off the coast of Southern California as the Essex was approaching the Yukon to be refueled, said Cmdr. Charlie Brown, a spokesman for the 3rd Fleet...
RFK Jr.'s wife, Mary, found dead in N.Y. (05/17/12)
BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s estranged wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, who had fought drug and alcohol problems, was found dead at the family property Wednesday. An autopsy for the 52-year-old was scheduled for Thursday, and no cause of death had been released...
Today in History (05/17/12)
Today is Thursday, May 17, the 138th day of 2012. There are 228 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 17, 1937, Teddy Hill and His Orchestra recorded "King Porter Stomp" for RCA Victor's Bluebird label in New York; making his recording debut was trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie...
Young man sought in Colombia bombing (05/17/12)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombian investigators Wednesday were seeking a man between 17 and 20 years old they say could be the bomber who killed two bodyguards of a conservative former interior minister and injured 39 people in a busy commercial district of Bogota...
Legion admits it knew of priest's child, did nothing (05/17/12)
VATICAN CITY -- The Legion of Christ religious order, still reeling from revelations that its late founder was a pedophile, admitted Wednesday that it knew that its most famous priest had fathered a child years ago yet didn't remove him from teaching morality to seminarians or speaking publicly about ethics...
Anger, drama at Bosnia genocide trial (05/17/12)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- He's no longer the swaggering general who held Sarajevo "in the palm of his hand" during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war. Yet as his long-awaited genocide trial began Wednesday, Ratko Mladic still managed to reopen old wounds with the flick of his hand...
Greece gets caretaker PM until next election in June (05/17/12)
ATHENS, Greece -- A senior judge was sworn in Wednesday to head Greece's caretaker government for a month as the debt-crippled country lurches through a political crisis that threatens its membership in the 17-nation eurozone. The political uncertainty is worrying Greece's international creditors as well as Greeks themselves, who have withdrawn hundreds of millions of euros from banks since the May 6 election...
Field marshal says he hopes for 'great leader' from Egyptian vote (05/17/12)
CAIRO -- Egypt's military ruler said Wednesday he hopes that a "great leader" will emerge from the country's upcoming presidential election, and said it will be a free and fair vote that will reflect the will of the people. The remarks by Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi appeared intended to assuage fears among many Egyptians that the ruling military council may be pushing a preferred candidate of its own, and reassure them that the pervasive rigging routine under ousted president Hosni Mubarak will not take place.. ...
Police move against new protest in Moscow (05/17/12)
MOSCOW -- Russian police arrested about 20 protesters Wednesday night at a central Moscow square where demonstrators had moved after police uprooted them from a camp, the latest move in a broadening crackdown on the forces opposing President Vladimir Putin...
District crown slips away from Notre Dame baseball team (05/17/12)
The Notre Dame baseball team fell to Kennett 6-4 in the Class 3 District 1 title game Wednesday.
Saxony Lutheran's McGinnis signs to swim at South Dakota State (05/17/12)
Saxony Lutheran's Connor McGinnis has decided to become a Jackrabbit. The senior signed a letter of intent Wednesday to swim the backstroke and individual medley for South Dakota State, which competes on the Division I level in the Summit League. "My club coach for SEALS, he kind of helped me," McGinnis said. "He put together a lot of schools that were good for me academically and athletically. South Dakota State was just the best fit overall."...
District championship eludes Jackson girls soccer team (05/17/12)
The Jackson girls soccer team fell to Northwest 1-0 in the Class 3 District l title game Wednesday.
Southeast Missouri State baseball team controls own tourney destiny (05/17/12)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team will host SIU Edwardsville for three games in an Ohio Valley Conference series.
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball player Nino Johnson signs with JUCO, still could return (05/17/12)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team could be losing a key player who was regarded as one of the program's future cornerstones.
Bean finishes in first place (05/17/12)
Mary Ellen Bean took first place in the Cape Girardeau Country Club's Women's Golf Association's weekly outing. Cindy Schmoll took second place, while Betty Michel was third. Judi Brey, Linda Tewis, Janet White, Priscilla Kirby and Sheryl Bollinger tied for fourth...
Cardinals ride Garcia, Freese past Giants 4-1 (05/17/12)
The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the host San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Wednesday.
neXt up 5/17/12 (05/17/12)
FRIDAY "Battleship," rated PG-13 @Cape West 14 Cine "Chernobyl Diaries," rated R @Cape West 14 Cine at midnight May 24 "Men in Black 3," rated PG13 @Cape West 14 Cine at midnight May 24 "What to expect when you're expecting," rated PG-13 @Cape West 14 Cine...
Hooked on Science: Extract DNA (05/17/12)
Ever wonder what your own DNA looks like without a microscope? You can use a few materials from around the house to safely extract your own DNA. STEP 2: Spit the Gatorade into a small cup. Add a teaspoon of salt and two teaspoons of dishwashing liquid. Stir gently to avoid making bubbles...
Who's next 5/17/12 (05/17/12)
Scholarships deadlines -- From staff reports ...
Virgil Mowery Sr. (05/17/12)
Virgil W. Mowery Sr., 89, of Oak Ridge died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 9, 1922, in Kline, W.Va., to Chester and Annie Lough Mowery. He and Nova Jane Darby were married Nov. 23, 1949, in Illmo. Virgil served in the U.S. Navy during World War II...
Beatrice Foster (05/17/12)
Beatrice "Bea" Foster, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the Lutheran Home. She was born March 18, 1919, to Thomas and Alma Morrison Price. She and Ernest Foster were married May 29, 1940. Beatrice was a member of Abbey Road Christian Church...
Joseph Roark (05/17/12)
Joseph W. Roark, 35, of Jackson died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dixie Yount (05/17/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Dixie Jewell Brock Yount, 86, of Chaffee passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 7, 1926, at Parma, Mo., to Walter and Florence Walker Brock. She married Vyron Yount on Sept. 3, 1943. He preceded her in death April 23, 2012...
Donald Daehnert (05/17/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Donald Lee Daehnert, 78, of Marble Hill passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012, at his home. He was born July 1, 1933, in San Antonio, son of Charles Robert and Thelma Janet Martin Daehnert Sr. He and Janet Ruth Newton were married Feb. 1, 1958, in Corpus Christi, Texas...
Births 5/17/12 (05/17/12)
Son to Joshua Ray and Julia Diane Keusenkothen of Jackson, Southeast Hospital, 10:27 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2012. Name, Nicholas James. Weight, 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Mrs. Keusenkothen is the former Julia Brown, daughter of Nick and Mary Brown of Jackson. She is employed at Premier Rehab. Keusenkothen is the son of Jim and Kim Keusenkothen of Jackson. He is employed at Manac Trailers USA...
Cape Girardeau police report 5/17/12 (05/17/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police and fire report 5/17/12 (05/17/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Burglary Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday:...
Out of the past 5/17/12 (05/17/12)
The annual "Third Sunday in May" meeting is held at Old Apple Creek Presbyterian Church near Pocahontas; following the morning worship service, a basket dinner is held at noon; G.S. Lauser, public relations officer at Presbyterian Children's Home, conducts the service...
Clarification on comments about Crowell (05/17/12)
I would like to clarify my comments in the recent Southeast Missourian article, "Crowell fights against plan to give SEMO extra $2 million for funding equity." There were several important context points that were not included regarding Sen. ...
Undoing destiny: Greece and the future of the European Union (05/17/12)
In 490 and again in 480 B.C., the warring Greek city-states, who had for centuries proven unable to unite, rallied together against a hated aggressor, the mighty Persian Empire. Spartans, Athenians and other Greeks rallied on land and at sea and achieved stunning victories against vast Persian forces...
Graduation season (05/17/12)
Final exams, papers and other projects are wrapping up, and many local students are counting down the days until summer vacation. For some students the end of another school year means graduation. Students: We hope you enjoy these ceremonies and the events surrounding the momentous occasion. Your achievements are something to be celebrated. At the same time, use good judgment when celebrating. Don't let alcohol or other lapses in judgment dampen an otherwise joyous time...
Marble Hill water, sewer system (05/17/12)
One of the inherent problems with municipal utilities is that officials keep utility bills lower than they should for political purposes. Politicians are more concerned with keeping constituents happy and getting re-elected than they are with the state of the utility infrastructure in the future. ...
Speak Out 5/17/12 (05/17/12)
I am willing to spend the maximum of 90 days in jail by ignoring Cape Girardeau's new ordinance. As a matter of conscientious objection, I will not participate in a forced starvation policy to try to thin the population of deer. It is starting again. ...
Prayer 5/17/12 (05/17/12)
We praise you, O Heavenly Father, for you are our Creator. Amen.
Maple UMC to hold Fish and Chicken Fry (05/17/12)
The Methodist Men of Maple UMC will hold another all-you-can eat Fish and Chicken Fry Friday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church, Cape Rock and Jean Ann Drive. Tickets for fish, chicken and all the fixings along with drinks and homemade desserts, are $9 for adults and children under 12 are free. All are invited...
Tisdell earns scholarship to John Wooden College (05/17/12)
Terrence (TJ) Tisdell, a member of Cape Central High School's graduating class of 2012, will be moving to Quincy, IL, this fall to attend classes and play basketball at John Wooden Community College. Tisdell is pictured above with Waymon Campbell, seated at left, stepfather, and Tiffany Campbell, mother. ...
A+ program benifits students and community (05/17/12)
An innovative college scholarship program is helping college-bound high school students defray college expenses, and the local community is benefiting from the unpaid tutoring and mentoring they provide. Pictured above are some of the graduates of this year's A+ Scholarship Program at Cape Central High School (CHS). ...
CHS's Ryan Siebert earns baseball scholarship (05/17/12)
Ryan Siebert, a member of the Cape Central High School graduating class of 2012, is pictured above signing his letter of intent to attend and play baseball at Lindenwood University-Belleville, IL. Seated at the table with Ryan are his parents, Bob and Lori Siebert. ...
Veterans Memorial Drive Meeting May 31 (05/17/12)
A public meeting will be held on May 31 from 5-7 p.m. at Osage Centre to gather public input for the next phase of the Veterans Memorial Drive Improvement Project. The next phase, number five, will have construction ongoing between Scenic Drive and Hopper Road...
G.O.A.L.S. Camp: Global Outlook & Local Soccer (05/17/12)
Cape Girardeau--CENET: Cultural Exchange Network will host a summer day camp for area students entering grades 2-8. G.O.A.L.S. Camp will be held at Southeast Missouri State University on July 16-20. On Friday, July 20th, the campers will enjoy a field trip to visit attractions in St. Louis. Last year, campers visited the Missouri History Museum, had lunch in Forest Park, and enjoyed an IMAX movie at the Science Center...
Baseball and a Bride (05/17/12)
There is a first time for everything. First time fishing. First time riding a bike. First time to drive a car. Now Capaha Park has experienced a wedding for the first time at the baseball field. Kevin and Christy Alexander were married April 25th at home plate where they shared their first kiss as husband and wife. While the wedding was small, Kevin and Christy Alexander plan to have the big wedding ceremony where friends and family can attend soon...
Tom Turkey (05/17/12)
This tom turkey has been hanging out in our backyard, strutting his stuff for two hens that come twice a day!
Lucy B. Doodle (05/17/12)
On Saturday, May 19 Lucy B. will be six months old. She's an F1b Goldendoodle bred from a standard poodle and Goldendoodle. Her color is apricot. She currently weighs 31 pounds and is expected to get to 40-45 pounds. She's been a great addition to our family. She enjoys people, other animals, car rides, going on walks, playing catch and paling around with her two cat roommates. Happy Birthday Lucy!...
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