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Stories from Sunday, June 3, 2012

Miller City, Ill., farmers work on rebuilding own levee (06/03/12)
MILLER CITY, Ill. -- These farmers say they didn't have a choice. They couldn't wait for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to repair the Miller City levee after last spring's record-setting flood. They had crops to get planted and those crops needed protection...
Rep. Ellen Brandom kicks off campaign for state Senate (06/03/12)
Rep. Ellen Brandom has a few distinct advantages over her opponent at this point in the race for Missouri Senate -- she's been campaigning longer, has raised significantly more money and has served in the Missouri legislature three times as long...
Scott City holds 36th annual Summerfest over weekend (06/03/12)
The 36th annual Summerfest was held in Scott City Park over the weekend. The three-day event featured a magician on opening night Thursday and beauty contests Friday. Saturday night included talent competitions, live music and culminated in a fireworks display...
Cape Girardeau County home severely damaged in Friday fire (06/03/12)
It took numerous crews of firefighters from area departments several hours to finally clear the scene of a fire that severely damaged a family's home in Cape Girardeau County Friday. The Cape Girardeau Fire Department received a report of a fire in a garage at 11:11 a.m., according to Chief Rick Ennis. Crews responded to the home of Kevin and Diane Edwards on County Road 206 west of Cape Girardeau and found the end of the house containing the garage fully involved...
Crowell highlights legislative session to area business leaders (06/03/12)
In what basically amounted to a farewell address, Sen. Jason Crowell on Friday discussed his 12-year career as a Missouri lawmaker and highlighted accomplishments from the most recent regular legislative session -- one that also happened to be his last...
Jackson releases water report (06/03/12)
The city of Jackson has released information on the quality of its drinking water. The required annual report, known as the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Consumer Confidence Report, must be made available to water customers by July 1 and describes the water sources used in the city's water system, identifies contaminants found during routine testing and provides general information on drinking water...
Route F closed for pipe replacement (06/03/12)
Route F in Cape Girardeau County between County Road 377 south and County Road 377 north will be closed Monday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the road.
Club news 6/3/12 (06/03/12)
The Nancy Hunter Chapter NSDAR met May 23 at the Cape Girardeau Country Club for the end-of-the-year luncheon and meeting, hosted by Edna Ruth Fischer. Ruth Lang, vice president, opened the meeting with "The Pledge of Allegiance." Lang introduced guests, Morgan Lake, state recording secretary; Lorilee Short, district director; and Jerry Kenner, a prospective member...
Weak U.S. job growth bad for global economy (06/03/12)
WASHINGTON -- Another bad month for the U.S. job market is lengthening the list of perils facing the global economy. American employers added only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year and not even close to what economists expected. For the first time since June, the unemployment rate rose, to 8.2 percent from 8.1 percent...
Alaskans mark volcano eruption's 100th anniversary (06/03/12)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Even a century after one of the world's largest volcanic eruptions, a strong wind still whips up the ash that rained down on what became known as Alaska's Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Pumice chunks still dot the beaches of Kodiak Island across Shelikof Strait...
Obama warns of ‘Flame' computer virus threat (06/03/12)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is warning American businesses about an unusually potent computer virus that infected Iran's oil industry even as suspicions persist that the United States is responsible for secretly creating and unleashing cyberweapons against foreign countries...
Clinton urges cooperation in Arctic (06/03/12)
TROMSO, Norway -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday ventured north of the Arctic Circle and urged international cooperation in a region that could become a new battleground for natural resources. On her trip to the northern Norwegian city of Tromso, she conveyed that message of working together in one of the world's last frontiers of unexplored oil, gas and mineral deposits. ...
California deputy's guns found in criminal hands (06/03/12)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- When police responded to a report of shots fired near San Francisco in February 2011, they wound up in a standoff with 29-year-old Joseph Camilleri and his girlfriend. The two were barricaded inside a home with as many as 20 guns, including 12 illegal assault weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition...
Zimmerman credibility may be issue in Martin case (06/03/12)
SANFORD, Fla. -- The credibility of Trayvon Martin's shooter could be an issue at trial after a judge said George Zimmerman and his wife lied to the court about their finances to obtain a bond, legal experts say. That's because the case hinges on jurors believing his account of what happened the night the 17-year-old was killed. ...
Some towns eyeing retreat from California coastline (06/03/12)
LOS ANGELES -- Years of ferocious storms have threatened to gnaw away the western tip of a popular beachfront park two hours drive north of Los Angeles. Instead of building a 500-foot-long wooden defense next to the pier to tame the tide, the latest thinking is to flee...
Record blaze will test forest management (06/03/12)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A wall of smoke advances across a vast swath of rugged country in southwestern New Mexico where the nation's wilderness movement was born nearly a century ago. From the air, the smoke stretches as far as the eye can see. On the ground, firefighters talk about the steep canyons that keep them from directly attacking what has become the largest wildfire in New Mexico's recorded history and the largest currently burning in the country...
Today in History (06/03/12)
Today is Sunday, June 3, the 155th day of 2012. There are 211 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 3, 1937, Edward, The Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the British throne, married Wallis Warfield Simpson in a private ceremony in Monts, France...
East Europe gays, lesbians march in show of pride (06/03/12)
WARSAW, Poland -- Hundreds of gays, lesbians and their supporters marched Saturday through the capitals of Poland and Latvia, demanding more rights in Eastern European societies where they still face high levels of intolerance. The parades were supported by the governments of the United States and other Western countries that are pushing for an end to discrimination and violence toward gays...
Life sentence for Egypt's Mubarak; sons acquitted (06/03/12)
CAIRO -- Former President Hosni Mubarak got a life sentence Saturday for failing to stop the killing of protesters during Egypt's uprising. But he and his sons were cleared of corruption charges, setting off protests for greater accountability for 30 years of abuses under the old regime...
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta: U.S. military in Asia no threat to China (06/03/12)
SINGAPORE -- From this island nation in the South China Sea, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta sent a message Saturday that America's new military focus on the Asia-Pacific is not intended to raise tensions in the region or threaten Beijing. The Pentagon chief appeared to offer an olive branch to the communist power and said often feuding rivals must learn to work better together for the benefit of the entire region...
U.N. official says no to Syria amnesty (06/03/12)
BRUSSELS -- The U.N.'s top human rights official said Saturday that there should be no amnesty for serious crimes committed in Syria, even if the threat of prosecution might motivate members of the regime to cling to power at all costs. Asked if Syrian President Bashar Assad should be allowed to leave power in exchange for safe haven, U.N. ...
10 killed in cargo plane crash in Ghana's capital (06/03/12)
ACCRA, Ghana -- A Boeing 727 cargo plane attempting to land at the international airport in Ghana's capital crashed Saturday, slamming into a bus loaded with passengers on a nearby street, killing all 10 people inside the vehicle, emergency responders and airport officials said...
Season wrapup: Southeast Missouri State baseball team's late-season push provided valuable experience (06/03/12)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team finished third in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament after entering as the No. 6 seed.
Hunter makes most of opening-night start for Capahas baseball team (06/03/12)
Dustin Hunter enjoys playing for the Plaza Tire Capahas, and he was excited to get his first opening-night starting pitching assignment for the team. But forgive Hunter if he hopes his fourth season with the Capahas is a brief one. Hunter had a strong performance to help the Capahas kick off their 2012 campaign Friday night with a 15-1 rout of the visiting Valmeyer (Ill.) Lakers. The game was stopped after 6 1/2 innings because of the 10-run mercy rule...
Capahas baseball team rips Valmeyer 21-8 to sweep pair (06/03/12)
Kody Campbell has a busy summer planned, so he doesn't know how much he'll be able to play for the Plaza Tire Capahas. Expect Campbell to make as many games as he can based on how he has started his third season with the Capahas. Campbell belted home runs in each of the Capahas' first two contests to help Plaza Tire post two seven-inning run-rule routs over the visiting Valmeyer (Ill.) Lakers, including Saturday's 21-8 blistering...
Summer baseball roundup 6/3/12 (06/03/12)
A roundup of American Legion and Senior Babe Ruth action from the area.
Dickey grounds Cardinals' offense (06/03/12)
NEW YORK -- The St. Louis Cardinals believe they are one inning away from an offensive outburst. They've been there ever since they arrived in New York. R.A. Dickey followed Johan Santana's no-hitter by shutting out the Cardinals, and David Wright homered to help the New York Mets win 5-0 on Saturday...
Felts exhibit open at Malden Historical Museum (06/03/12)
MALDEN, Mo. -- The kind hearted and soft spoken man many know around town, comes out of his shell when he steps onto a stage and picks up his guitar. Narvel Felts is a local who grew up in Powe, Mo. and has lived in Malden since April 30, 1962 when he and his wife Loretta were married. ...
Remembering Sahara: Events organized to benefit pediatric brain tumor research (06/03/12)
Rick Springfield remembers Sahara Aldridge as someone it was hard not to connect with. The Grammy-winning musician will perform a benefit concert following next month's Hoops for Life 5K Run/Walk. Both events will benefit pediatric brain tumor research in memory of Sahara Aldridge...
Your Generosity 6/3/12 (06/03/12)
Lauren Lamb, left, of Central High School's National Honor Society presents a check for $200 to Susan McClanahan of the Cape Girardeau Senior Center. The honor society held a dance in March and took up collection for the center; it also added to the amount to donate to the center...
Awards/Accomplishments 6/3/12 (06/03/12)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri has been named a Gold Standard agency by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. The award recognizes agencies that achieve quality outcomes for the children and families they serve. It is one of 13 agencies of 350 across the United States to have received the award and the only organization in Missouri to have done so...
Jordan finds his niche in lay ministry (06/03/12)
Southeast Missourian Wavis Jordan is not your traditional staff preacher. The Mississippi native moved to Cape Girardeau after high school and with the prayers and support of others, he's embraced a role as a lay minister. Recently Jordan shared his thoughts with the Southeast Missourian on being a lay minister...
Dog helps some get through court process (06/03/12)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- Sophie, a mutt of a dog with draping ears and dotted brows, is helping people in St. Louis County court tell stories of crime to judges, investigators and attorneys. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Sophie is the region's first court therapy dog and one of only three known to be working in Missouri. She has been part of St. Louis County courts since October...
Gift of today too precious to waste on 'someday' (06/03/12)
This past Memorial Day I ran my first 5K. When I woke up that morning, all I wanted to do was go back to bed. But I was already committed to the race, so up I went. There are times when God reminds me of something profound in unique ways. When the race was over I read the back of a T-shirt another runner was wearing. It simply said, "Someday is not a plan."...
Choosing joy and happiness over despair (06/03/12)
"Life is what you make it." That statement sounds ordinary and trite, doesn't it? However, it contains pearls of wisdom. You contain everything within that you need to make your life a successful one, or a failure. We are like snowflakes in that we are all different. People are all different sizes, shapes and possess separate gifts. Every person also has his own schema of what makes him a success or a failure. What is yours?...
Adopt Vanessa, Marion and Snickers (06/03/12)
Vanessa, Marion and Snickers are 8-week-old cute and playful kittens ready for adoption! For more information about these kittens or any other kittens we currently have, contact Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary at 243-9823. ...
Pet of the Week (06/03/12)
Name: Sophie Owners: Tiffany and Jeff About Sophie: Sophie is 3 years old and is quite possibly one of the best dogs any one could ever own. She likes to eat, sleep and repeat. Her only flaws? Snoring too loud and not wiping her paws at the door. ...
Adopt Bruno (06/03/12)
Bruno is 4 months old. This adorable puppy is available for adoption at The Humane Society 334-5837. Bruno is 4 months old. This adorable puppy is available for adoption at The Humane Society 334-5837....
Prune garden now for flowers next year (06/03/12)
The show is over: Spring blooming shrubs and vines have strutted their stuff. With blossoms past, they are melding into other landscape greenery. Don't turn your back on these plants, though, because pruning may be needed now to encourage repeat performances next year and in years to come...
FYI 6/3/12 (06/03/12)
The Vitae Foundation is hosting a pro-life benefit dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus hall, 3305 N. High St. in Jackson. Guest speaker is Claire Culwell, an abortion survivor. The meal is free. For more information and to make a reservation, call Kristina Davis at 800-393-5791 or email her at kristinad@vitaefoundation.org...
Social gathering produces recipe requests (06/03/12)
Recently we had a graduation party for our son Ross. Several people asked for recipes, and I can't remember exactly who wanted which recipes, so I am including those that I know for sure. It was such a great time having so many of the kids together and friends to celebrate the class of 2012 and their accomplishments. I hope you enjoy these recipes, and they find a place into your recipe files as some of your favorites, as they have mine...
Japanese honeysuckle are invasive (06/03/12)
Japanese honeysuckle was introduced into the U.S. in 1806, coming to Long Island, N.Y. From there it was accepted at botanical gardens, and plant nurseries began offering it for sale as a vine good for home beautification and use in helping control dirt erosion...
Circus family's patriarch marks his 80th birthday (06/03/12)
LAS VEGAS -- Brian Dewhurst always knew he would be a circus act. The English performer was born into a family of knife throwers, jugglers and animal trainers. He made his professional debut on the European circus circuit at 13, with a boyhood education comprised of lessons in juggling, acrobatics, stilt walking and dancing on a tightrope. As an adult, he started his own circus troupe and entertained his two children by trimming the hedges while on stilts...
Sally Burke (06/03/12)
Sarah Antoinette "Sally" Burke, 86, passed away Friday, June 1, 2012, at home with her family in Jackson. She was born Nov. 20, 1925, in Colfax, Iowa, to Anton L. and Francisca M. Eickmann Horn. She and Thomas A. Burke Jr. were married Nov. 3, 1951, in Victor, Iowa. They moved from Iowa to Jackson in 1972 and had been married 42 years when Tom passed away May 9, 1994...
Dawn Donachy (06/03/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dawn M. Donachy, 47, of Perryville died Friday, June 1, 2012, at her residence in Perryville. She was born May 29, 1965, in Shawano, Wisc., daughter of Orville and Laverne Steffens Schaefer of Perryville. Dawn Donachy was an assembler at TG USA and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church...
Kimberly Kaufman (06/03/12)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Kimberly Ann "Kim" Shepherd Kaufman, 56, of Villa Ridge, formerly of Mounds, Ill., passed away at 10:25 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2012, at her residence following a brave battle with breast cancer. Kim was born Oct. 24, 1955, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of Jack and Ella Nora Newell Shepherd...
Ada King (06/03/12)
Ada King, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo.
Births 6/3/12 (06/03/12)
Son to Daniel Richard and Mackenzie Marie Davis of Blairsville, Pa., Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh, 2:13 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2012. Name, Loren Daniel. Weight, 8 pounds. Second son. Mrs. Davis is the former Mackenzie Huffman, daughter of Joice Ann Whitby of Cape Girardeau and Randy G. Huffman of Fruitland. Davis is the son of Melinda Kaufman of East Brady, Pa. He is a coal miner...
Vickery - Hoffman (06/03/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Dana Kathryn Vickery and Andrew Lee Hoffman were married Aug. 13, 2011, at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Brentwood, Mo. The Rev. Jack Siefert performed the ceremony. Lectors were Suzie Vickery of Cape Girardeau, aunt and godmother of the bride, and Grace Hoffman of Belleville, Ill., godmother of the groom. Giftbearers were Jessica Worley of St. Louis and Kristin Mitchell of Winchester, Ky., cousins of the bride...
Ungerank - Dirnberger (06/03/12)
Randi Lee Ungerank and Christopher Mark Dirnberger were married Aug. 20, 2011, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in DeSoto, Mo. The Rev. Patrick Nwokoye performed the ceremony. Readers were Rita Dirnberger and Cindy Gannon of Cape Girardeau. Vocalist was Kim Drummond of DeSoto...
Kinder - McClard (06/03/12)
Wesley and Debbie Kinder of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Dana Marie Kinder, to Cody Daniel McClard. He is the son of J.B. and Kim McClard and Charlotte McClard, all of Cape Girardeau. Kinder is a 2005 graduate of Central High School. ...
Butler - 60 years (06/03/12)
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Butler of Jackson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 24, 2012. Butler and Betty Harris were married May 24, 1952, in Parma, Mo. The couple has two children, Donna Schrautemeier and Rick Butler. The have one grandchild...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/3/12 (06/03/12)
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 items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests The Department of Public Safety released the following item. Arrests do not imply guilt...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/3/12 (06/03/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Jackson police and fire report 6/3/12 (06/03/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 6/3/12 (06/03/12)
Only two of five fee measures were apparently approved by Cape Girardeau voters in a special election yesterday that was marked by confusion over vote totals; measures to increase golf course and Arena Building usage fees passed. With further depletion of the end-of-the-year balance in the Cape Girardeau School District budget anticipated for next June, the school board is strongly indicating it will ask voters in October to approve an increase in the district's property tax levy...
Summer school menus (06/03/12)
MONDAY--Beef & potato casserole, mixed veggies, fruit. TUESDAY--Fish patty, potatoes, fruit. WEDNESDAY--Meatballs in sauce, green beans, buttered bread, fruit. THURSDAY--Chicken strips, peas, fruit. FRIDAY--Hot dog, tater tots, fruit...
Volunteers help local students become better readers (06/03/12)
By Heather Short More than 140 "good Samaritan" community members invest their personal time volunteering to read with students in local elementary schools with the Read to Succeed program. The Read to Succeed program is a reading intervention program sponsored by United Way of Southeast Missouri GRACES Women's Council. ...
Cape Splash (06/03/12)
A weekend does not a summer make, but clearly the Cape Splash aquatic center is off to a good start in 2012. Attendance for the holiday weekend was up significantly over a year ago, mainly due to last year's cool and wet weather conditions compared to this year's record highs that drew 3,713 to the park for the weekend. In one hour of operations May 26, the park made more revenue than last year's entire first day...
Memorial Day thanks (06/03/12)
Thank you to everyone who assisted and attended our successful Memorial Day service in Jackson. On behalf of the American Legion Post 158 and the Ladies Auxiliary, we appreciate the community efforts and participation in this event. The Memorial Day Service is a very special event in our community to honor veterans who gave their lives for our great country...
Speak Out 6/3/12 (06/03/12)
I don't know why it takes so long and so much work, so much paper work and so much moaning and groaning among Cape Girardeau City Council members who oppose urban deer hunting. Loretta Schneider is right on target. Euthanize them or allow bow hunting to kill the deer and donate the meat to local food banks. End of story. Get on with more important matters...
Prayer 6/3/2012 (06/03/12)
O Lord Jesus, thank you that through you we have hope. Amen.
Reading for Rescues Pet Food Drive (06/03/12)
Scott City, MO 06/3/2012 -- Local author, Catherine Stovall, Images Vinyl Lettering and Graphics, Busch Pet Products, JDS Mechanical, Bob's Food Liner, and many other local businesses will host Reading for Rescues pet food and supply drive on June 23rd. The drive will be held from 9 am to 3 pm at Scott City, MO Plaza. All donations will help provide Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary, a no kill shelter in Jackson, MO, with supplies needed to help care for homeless pets until adopted by a loving family...
5 Generations (06/03/12)
Something that usually does not happen many times in a life time. 5 Generations: From Back to Front Gracie Dennis, Cindy Shaffer, Michelle Moore, Rachel Moore and the newest of our family Kyla Alexis Grace Rains.
Grandsons' first view of the Gulf (06/03/12)
My son showing his son the first view of the Ocean.
Scott City Summer Fest (06/03/12)
Evie Wiley was crowned Tiny Miss Summerfest Queen Friday June 1st in Scott City.She is the daughter of Donnie and Lyndsey Wiley of Scott City.
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