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Stories from Sunday, June 10, 2012

Cape County commission to open courthouse study proposals Monday (06/10/12)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission will look at proposals for a study of the county's courthouses and offices at its Monday meeting, according to the meeting agenda. The agenda lists an opening of proposals for a "court facility assessment" at 9:15 a.m. ...
Veterans, volunteers spruce up Cape school field (06/10/12)
Lou Muegge Field at Cape Girardeau junior and middle school bustled with activity Saturday morning as more than 150 veterans and volunteers gave the facility a face-lift during The Mission Continues and FOX Sports Midwest's "Summer Service Slam" campaign. They painted and repaired the bleachers, fencing, dugouts and buildings and placed gravel in the playground. They planted and mulched around the buildings. Robert Wake, a Malden, Mo., veteran, was the project leader for the event...
Cape school tech initiative could initially cost hundreds of thousands (06/10/12)
Technology is already in use in varying degrees in the classroom Amber Prasanphanich uses to teach business, ACT prep courses and computer applications at the Cape Girardeau School District's Alternative Education Center. Students use an online dropbox to turn in their homework and assignments done in class, activities are completed using computer programs and lessons are taught using digital materials and textbooks.
SADI to open new service center this fall (06/10/12)
In an effort to better serve more clients, SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence will open a new service center this fall in a former car dealership. The former Cape GMC Pontiac dealership building on Kingshighway, near Highway 74, in Cape Girardeau will be transformed into a place where those with disabilities can receive assistance with everything from finding a job to modifying their vehicle to enable them to drive to that new job...
Bloomfield, Mo., man killed in Highway 146 crash (06/10/12)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- A Bloomfield, Mo., man died Saturday after driving around barriers into a construction zone along Highway 146 and crashing head-on into a stationary paving roller.
Familiar, new faces in three-way 146th House race (06/10/12)
Missouri House hopefuls Gerald Adams and Van Hitt have been knocking on doors from Pocahontas to Delta for weeks to introduce themselves to voters and -- they hope -- get enough support to oust an incumbent. But the woman who already has the job, Rep. Donna Lichtenegger, R-Jackson, is doing the same in hopes of making a convincing case that she should be allowed to keep it...
Rep. Emerson to tour storm damage in Scott County (06/10/12)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson plans to tour areas of Scott County on Monday that were damaged by last week's tornado. Emerson will accompany Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter on the tour, according to a news release from her office. The National Weather Service-confirmed EF-2 tornado and downburst that hit Diehlstadt, Mo., during storms last Monday night killed three when winds tore apart a mobile home. Around 50 structures in the town were also damaged...
5 charged in death of New Madrid County Jail inmate (06/10/12)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Five people have been charged in connection with a fatal assault at the New Madrid County Jail. New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney Lewis Recker filed second-degree murder and first degree assault charges against Joshua Darter, Maurice Ely, Henry Lewis Hill, Pedro S. Rivera and Trevor J. Hatton, who were prisoners in the New Madrid County Jail on Tuesday with John Wayne Reynolds...
Fenton man dies in I-55 accident; six injured (06/10/12)
A Fenton, Mo., man was killed and six others were injured in a rollover crash caused by a tire blowout Saturday morning on Interstate 55.
Horses running loose captured near Interstate 55 (06/10/12)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- Two horses are in the custody of the Caruthersville Humane Society after running for several days, endangering traffic and tearing up recently planted crops. According to the Caruthersville Humane Society, officers responded to a call from the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department on Monday in reference to two horses running loose in a field near U.S. 61 and Interstate 55 in the Steele, Mo., area...
Bald Knob Cross lawsuit dismissal upheld (06/10/12)
A federals appeals court has upheld the dismissal of an atheist's lawsuit challenging a state grant given for restoration of Bald Knob Cross of Peace. Robert Sherman of Buffalo Grove, Ill., filed the lawsuit against the state in 2010, claiming a $20,000 grant awarded to fundraising group Friends of the Cross in 2008 violated rules of separation of church and state...
Sikeston schools begin search for new head administrator (06/10/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The search for a new superintendent of Sikeston public schools is under way. Southeast Missouri State University announced on May 25 that Sikeston Superintendent Steve Borgsmiller was hired as the new director of the university's Sikeston campus with his duties beginning around July 1...
Ohio River bridge traffic reduced to one lane (06/10/12)
Traffic will be restricted to one lane on the U.S. 51, 60 and 62 Ohio River bridge between Wickliffe, Ky,. and Cairo, Ill., during daylight hours starting Monday. This lane restriction will allow for maintenance and electrical work on the bridge. The work will take place Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. ...
Students clean up behind Discovery Playhouse in Cape (06/10/12)
Students attending the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership conference clean up the lot behind Discovery Playhouse, 502 Broadway, on Friday. Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership is holding its 2012 Missouri seminar at Southeast Missouri State University through today. This is the third year the conference, which teaches leadership to students entering their junior year, has been held in Cape Girardeau...
Club news 6/10/12 (06/10/12)
The home of Verla Mangels provided the setting for the May meeting of Lamplighters FCE Club. Sharon Bogenpohl, vice president, called the meeting to order. There were 10 members who gave a "time saving tip for house cleaning" as the roll call. Mangels shared a devotional thought entitled, "Are you a pack rat?"...
Woman accused of cooking meth inside St. Louis County Walmart (06/10/12)
MEHLVILLE, Mo. -- A Walmart in south St. Louis County is opened again after it was evacuated when police found a "one-pot" methamphetamine bottle inside a woman's purse. St. Louis County police said the woman was arrested for shoplifting Thursday night. Security officers then allegedly discovered a 20-ounce bottle of cooking meth in her purse...
Rockville picked for horse slaughtering plant (06/10/12)
ROCKVILLE, Mo. -- A Wyoming-based company plans to build a horse slaughtering plant in Rockville in western Missouri, after its first choice in southwest Missouri was met with fierce opposition from residents. Unified Equine Missouri announced Thursday that a former beef packing plant near Rockville, about 100 miles south of Kansas City in Bates County, is being renovated, and the company expects to open the operation by the end of summer. ...
Invasive species ride tsunami debris to U.S. (06/10/12)
When a floating dock the size of a boxcar washed up on a sandy beach in Oregon, beachcombers got excited because it was the largest piece of debris from last year's tsunami in Japan to show up on the West Coast. But scientists worried it represented a whole new way for invasive species of seaweed, crabs and other marine organisms to break the earth's natural barriers and further muck up the West Coast's marine environments. ...
Flashlight bombs puzzle Phoenix authorities (06/10/12)
PHOENIX -- Flick the switch on these flashlights and they don't light up. They blow up. Three of these bombs have exploded within the last month in the Phoenix area, causing minor injuries to five people and raising fears of more serious ones. Police still have no idea who is behind them and have taken the unusual step of putting up 22 billboards across the sprawling metro area to warn residents about discarded flashlights...
Poll: Americans know how to save energy, but balk (06/10/12)
WASHINGTON -- When it comes to saving energy, people in the United States know that driving a fuel-efficient car accomplishes more than turning off the lights at home. But that doesn't mean they'll do it. A new poll shows that while most of those questioned understand effective ways to save energy, they have a hard time adopting them...
Pentagon crackdown on free guns riles some police (06/10/12)
The Defense Department recently fired off a round of letters warning state law enforcement officials to track down every gun, helicopter and Humvee that the military had given them under a $2.6 billion surplus program, or have their access to the handouts cut off...
Federal officials want 9/11 health program to include 50 cancers (06/10/12)
NEW YORK -- People who were stricken with cancer after being exposed to the toxic ash that exploded over Manhattan when the World Trade Center collapsed would qualify for free treatment of the disease and potentially hefty compensation payments under a rule proposed Friday by federal health officials...
Lunch with Warren Buffett gets $3.5 million at auction (06/10/12)
OMAHA, Neb. -- The cost to dine with investor Warren Buffett has apparently spiked in value, with one deep-pocketed bidder forking over nearly $3.5 million during a charity auction. The annual auction for a private lunch with the Nebraska billionaire closed following a flurry of activity in the final hours Friday night. In the end, the highest bid was a record-breaking $3,456,789...
Leaders hail growing alliance between U.S., Philippines (06/10/12)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Philippines said Friday they are expanding intelligence sharing and cooperation on maritime security, as President Barack Obama reiterated Washington's desire to be viewed as a Pacific power. Obama met at the Oval Office with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III against the backdrop of a two-month standoff between Philippine and Chinese vessels at a disputed shoal in the South China Sea...
Today in History (06/10/12)
Today is Sunday, June 10, the 162nd day of 2012. There are 204 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 10, 1942, during World War II, German forces massacred 173 male residents of Lidice, Czechoslovakia, in retaliation for the killing of Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich...
Mob attacks women protesters at Egypt anti-sex assault rally (06/10/12)
CAIRO -- A mob of hundreds of men assaulted women holding a march demanding an end to sexual harassment Friday, with the attackers overwhelming the male guardians and groping and molesting several of the female marchers in Cairo's Tahrir Square...
Fear lingers in blind Chinese activist's hometown (06/10/12)
DONGSHIGU VILLAGE, China -- The fear is palpable and most people only dare whisper Chen Guangcheng's name in this village amid wheat fields where the blind activist was held under house arrest. The guards and cameras are gone, but residents remain terrified of local officials and the fellow farmers who meted out the mistreatment -- and still live nearby. Even Chen's mother says he should not come home...
Report: China plans manned space launch this month (06/10/12)
BEIJING -- China will launch three astronauts this month to dock with an orbiting experimental module, and the crew might include its first female space traveler, a government news agency said Saturday. A rocket carrying the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft was moved to a launchpad in China's desert northwest Saturday for the mid-June flight, the Xinhua News Agency said, citing a space program spokesman...
U.S., Pakistan looking more like enemies (06/10/12)
ISLAMABAD -- You know a friendship has gone sour when you start making mean jokes about your friend in front of his most bitter nemesis. So it was a bad sign last week when the U.S. defense secretary joshed in front of an audience of Indians about how Washington kept Pakistan in the dark about the raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden a year ago...
Europe bailout of Spain could cost $125 billion (06/10/12)
MADRID -- Spain became the fourth and largest country Saturday to ask Europe to rescue its failing banks, a bailout of up to $125 billion that leaders hoped would stabilize a financial crisis that threatens to break apart the 17-country eurozone...
Syria rebels battle in Assad stronghold of Damascus (06/10/12)
BEIRUT -- Bullets and shrapnel shells smashed into homes in the Syrian capital of Damascus overnight as troops battled rebels in the streets, a show of boldness for rebels taking their fight against President Bashar Assad to the center of his power...
War crimes court: 4 staffers are being held in Libya (06/10/12)
AMSTERDAM -- The International Criminal Court says that four of its staffers have been detained in Libya and is demanding their immediate release. The war crime court says that the four were part of a mission in Libya sent to meet with deposed dictator Moammar Gadhafi's son and former heir apparent, Seif al-Islam, who was captured by revolutionary fighters in November...
Southeast Missouri State baseball team's Simmons, Moses sign with Atlanta Braves (06/10/12)
Former Southeast Missouri State baseball players Shae Simmons and Trenton Moses now officially are professional baseball players. Simmons and Moses signed with the Atlanta Braves late Thursday night, a day after they were drafted. Simmons, a pitcher and Scott City High School graduate, was selected in the 22nd round...
Pitching carries Capahas baseball team to doubleheader sweep vs. Springfield, Ill., Pally's (06/10/12)
The Capahas baseball team defeated the Springfield, Ill., Pally's 6-1 and 3-1 in a doubleheader Saturday at Capaha Field.
Capahas baseball team's offense knocks out Fairview Heights (06/10/12)
The Capahas baseball team defeated Fairview Heights 6-0 on Friday at Capaha Field.
Summer baseball roundup 6/10/12 (06/10/12)
The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team defeated the Missouri Bulls U15s 4-3 in a Charleston tournament consolation bracket game Friday. Ross Moldenhauer earned the win, while Chase Hagerty took the loss. Moldenhauer allowed three runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and a walk. He also went 3 for 4 at the plate...
Lohse stifles Indians in Cardinals' 2-0 win (06/10/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Beltran would prefer to hit in one spot every day. There's no arguing the results no matter where he lands on the lineup card. Beltran, primarily the St. Louis Cardinals' cleanup man, provided some pop batting second in a 2-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night. Beltran hit his National League-leading 17th home run in support of Kyle Lohse, who allowed three hits over 7 2/3 innings to outduel Justin Masterson...
Cardinals sit Garcia for at least a month (06/10/12)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will be shut down for a month and could be sidelined as long as two months due to an injury the team is calling a left shoulder strain. It's the latest big hit for a World Series championship team ravaged by injuries...
Local pilot a ‘master craftsman' in airplane design (06/10/12)
John Farquhar, co-owner of Mid-State Aviation at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, is known to most people as Papa John. "He will just do anything for anybody," airport manager Bruce Loy said. "He is like the papa of the airport for everyone." Farquhar, 86, said the name originally came from his friend Joe Lewis, who spent a lot of time watching him work at the airport. Lewis observed that Farquhar looked like the papa of his son and all his friends...
Adopt Curtis (06/10/12)
Curtis is a fluffy black and white kitten that is about 6 weeks old. He loves to play with all of his other kitten friends out at Safe Harbor that also need homes. For more information, contact Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary at 243-9823.
Adopt Amanda (06/10/12)
Amanda is 1 1/2 yrs old. She is already spayed. Amanda is available for adoption at the Humane Society, 334-5837.
Pet of the Week 6/10/12 (06/10/12)
Name: Lucy B. Doodle Owner: Joe Bullock About Lucy: On May 19 Lucy B. turned 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 to 45 pounds. She's been a great addition to our family. She enjoys people, other animals, car rides, going on walks, playing catch and playing around with her two cat roommates...
Awards/Accomplishments 6/10/12 (06/10/12)
Pamala Roche was awarded the Appreciation Pin for dedication and service to the Girl Scouts of Missouri Heartland at the Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary celebration in Springfield, Mo. Roche became a co-leader in 2002. She and her "mom mobile" would be loaded with girls heading out to local Girl Scout activities. Although her Scouts have all grown-up, she continues to volunteer by donating a week of her time each summer to be "Nurse Pam" at summer day camp...
Your Generosity 6/10/12 (06/10/12)
Ameren Missouri and employees donated $27,558.34 to United Way of Southeast Missouri during the 2011-2012 annual campaign. Front row from left: Natalie Dowdy, Janice Collier, Jean Mason, Laura Klipfel, Cheryl Kern and Lee Ann Nace. Back row from left: Dave Goehring, Tim Beussink, Dan Kohler, Jim Fees, Russ Burger and Randy Armstrong...
Former accountant leads Jackson church (06/10/12)
The Rev. Tommy Weems of First Baptist Church Jackson has served in churches on the West Coast and Texas. However, Weems said he felt a calling on his life at one point to either continue serving in ministry as a deacon and working as an accountant or choose to embark on a full-time ministry as a pastor. Weems commented on this journey and other topics in this week's Ministry Focus...
Trading our agenda for God's great adventure (06/10/12)
I have a heart that yearns for adventure. I crave the bigness of creation to be made known to me, and to find the humble honesty in smallness. I crave the heartbreaking beauty of humanity and inspiration found in unexpected places. I crave for my heart to be touched by the gentle sweetness of the only One who knows how to touch that untouchable place in my soul...
FYI 6/10/12 (06/10/12)
Saint Francis Medical Center will offer a six-week breast cancer support group beginning this week. Held on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Health and Wellness Center Conference Room 1 (Entrance 8), this support group helps recently diagnosed breast cancer patients meet the common challenges and questions that arise after a cancer diagnosis. ...
Why I am persuaded to say 'God, Yes' (06/10/12)
Penn Jillette is half of a magician/comedy team. Successful for many years, the 57-year-old ponytailed Jillette now is branching out from magic and comedy to commentary on religion. He is a nontheist. In other words, Jillette is a professing atheist who has written a book titled "God, No!"...
Scraps of paper to the rescue at recipe exchange (06/10/12)
Exchanging recipes with friends and family can be a lot of fun. Oftentimes, the ones we exchange are not written fancy on cards but rather on a scrap of paper, a napkin or a clean paper plate while sitting around a table. Amazingly, the end result is always satisfactory for a memory recited recipe and scribbled down...
Pimiento cheese, a Southern delicacy (06/10/12)
Charleston, S.C., knows a thing or two about revolutions. The siege of Charleston was a key battle of the Revolutionary War, and the Civil War started there when Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor was fired upon. These days the city is in the midst of yet another revolution -- a culinary one. ...
Wild garlic leaves an offensive odor (06/10/12)
There are hundreds of kinds of wild garlic and wild onion throughout the Northern Hemisphere from Asia to North America. It is often very difficult to accurately distinguish wild garlic from wild onion. Wild garlic usually has a more slender rigid flowering stem with a white, greenish and sometimes pinkish flowering seed head. Wild garlic also rewards you by leaving a strong offensive odor on your hands if you handle it...
Janet Chatman (06/10/12)
Janet Chatman, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home.
Gracie King (06/10/12)
Gracie L. King, 62, of Jackson passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born July 20, 1949, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Chandes and Lillie Bander Hale Sr. She and Nelson King Jr. were married Nov. 7, 1969, at Jackson. ...
Thomas Lovinggood (06/10/12)
Dr. Thomas A. Lovinggood, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau. Arrangements are pending with Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
Ruth Ponder (06/10/12)
Ruth A. Ponder, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, June 8, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. She was born Jan. 2, 1923, in Perry County, Mo., to Benjamin and Alma Brandes Bock. She and Thomas F. Ponder were married Oct. 25, 1947, at Sikeston, Mo. He died Feb. 1, 2006...
Martin Scharenborg (06/10/12)
Martin J. Scharenborg, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, June 8, 2012, at his home. He was born May 2, 1939, at Laflin, Mo., to John George and Francis Adeline Vangennip Scharenborg. He and Connie K. Kester married June 2, 1962, at Cape Girardeau. Martin worked for Bunny Bread Inc. for 25 years, retiring in 1988...
James Schoen (06/10/12)
James William Schoen, 80, of Scott City died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Births 6/10/12 (06/10/12)
Daughter to Jason C. and Sarah A. Bandermann of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 8:14 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2012. Name, Charli Suttyn. Weight, 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Second daughter. Mrs. Bandermann is the former Sarah Booth, daughter of Barry and Marilyn Booth of Marble Hill, Mo. She is a radiation technologist at Southeast Hospital. Bandermann is the son of Rick and Pam Bandermann of Cape Girardeau. He is administrator at Physicians Alliance Surgery Center...
Schmidt - Bachmann (06/10/12)
Rachel Dawn Schmidt and Michael Brandon Bachmann were married Sept. 17, 2011, at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Mo. The Revs. Roger Abernathy and Gene Stueve, uncle of the bride, performed the ceremony. Organist was Keith Koenig of Cape Girardeau, and soloist was the Rev. Roger Steinbrueck of Friedheim...
Seyer - Thomas (06/10/12)
Lawrence and Ellen Seyer of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel K. Seyer, to Adam Thomas, both of Thebes, Ill. He is the son of Kenton and Paula Thomas of Thebes. Seyer is a 2007 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Southeast Missouri State University in 2011. She is employed with Midamerica Hotels Drury Restaurants...
Bueltemann - Duby (06/10/12)
Richard and Rose Bueltemann of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannel Christine Bueltemann, to Michael Thomas Duby, both of Jackson. He is the son of Jim and Cindy Duby of Montrose, Mich. Bueltemann is a graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. ...
Wilson - Curry (06/10/12)
KELSO, Mo. -- Vernon and Pat Wilson of Campbell, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Cheyenne Wilson, to Kyle Matthew Curry. He is the son of Kevin and Debbie Curry of Kelso. Wilson is a 2006 graduate of Campbell High School. She is a 2007 graduate of American College of Hair Design in Sedalia, Mo. She is employed at Mousse Salon and Spa in Jackson...
Drew - Masters (06/10/12)
Brian and Kimberly Drew of Delta announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Jo Drew, to James Mical Masters, both of Advance, Mo. He is the son of Anthony Masters and Lori Malone of Advance. Drew is a 2008 graduate of Delta High School. She received an associate degree in radiologic technology from Southeast Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is a radiologic technologist at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Porter - Schaal (06/10/12)
Don and Chris Porter of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Porter, to Ryan Schaal, both of Columbia, Mo. He is the son of Bob and Angie Schaal of Columbia. Porter is a 2004 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of occupational therapy degree in 2008, and a doctorate of physical therapy degree in 2011, both from the University of Missouri. She is a physical therapist at Cooper County Outpatient Therapy and Sports Medicine in Boonville, Mo...
Trotter - Metheny (06/10/12)
Mark and Mary J. Bader of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Kevin and Linda Shults of Red Bud, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Charity Jayne Trotter of Poplar Bluff, to Jason Scott Metheny of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Tom and Beverly Metheny of Marble Hill, Mo...
Clardy - 45 Years (06/10/12)
Mike and Lynette Clardy of Whitewater observed their 45th wedding anniversary in January. They celebrated in April by attending the annual French Quarter Fest in New Orleans and taking a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, with friends Bill and Gloria Jamieson of Burfordville...
Cook - 50 Years (06/10/12)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cook of Sedgewickville recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering May 25, 2012, at the home of a daughter, Cheryl Cook. Cook and Nancy Culbertson were married May 25, 1962. Their attendants were George and Wilma Flowers...
Combs - 50 Years (06/10/12)
The Rev. and Mrs. Richard Combs of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception June 3, 2012, at New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson. Hosts were their children. A musical selection was presented by a granddaughter, Maria Zuccarini...
Behring - 40 Years (06/10/12)
Mr. and Mrs. Rich Behring of Cape Girardeau will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary June 17, 2012, with a reception at Hanover Lutheran Church. Hosts will be their children. Behring and Dotty Ahner were married June 17, 1972, at Christ Lutheran Church in Jacob, Ill...
Bridges - 40 Years (06/10/12)
Rodney and Dimple Bridges of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a trip to the Smoky Mountains with their children, grandchildren, and Rodney's mother, Mary Lou Bridges. The couple was married June 10, 1972, at Anna United Methodist Church in Anna, Ill...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/10/12 (06/10/12)
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. DWIs...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/10/12 (06/10/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Jackson police and fire report 6/10/12 (06/10/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses Firefighters responded to the following call Thursday:...
Out of the past 6/10/12 (06/10/12)
A federal grand jury has reportedly joined local authorities, the U.S. Marshal's office, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in the investigation of last month's attempted escape of a federal prisoner from Cape Girardeau's jail. POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- U.S. District Judge H. Kenneth Wangelin of Poplar Bluff, a federal judge for 16 years and most recently judge of the Southeast Division in Cape Girardeau of Missouri's Eastern District, dies at age 74...
Summer school menus June 11 to 15 (06/10/12)
MONDAY--Veggie soup, cheese, crackers, fruit. TUESDAY--Grilled chicken sandwich, green beans, fruit. WEDNESDAY--Grilled cheese, celery sticks, fruit. THURSDAY--Taquitos, potato wedges, fruit. FRIDAY--Meatloaf, corn, butter bread, fruit...
A flight with David Limbaugh (06/10/12)
I flew to Springfield, Mo., last weekend in a chartered jet. It took 38 minutes at about 522 miles per hour. I've been a pilot for over 50 years, but have never had the delight of such an experience. I was hitching a ride with local author/lawyer David Limbaugh who was provided the jet so he could speak to about 800 people about his new book "The Great Destroyer," which was launched last Monday to the media...
Teaching teens (06/10/12)
Summertime can be trouble time for young people. School is out, and children and teens have a lot of time on their hands. Parenting teenagers is not easy, as the tug-and-pull for freedom vs. responsibility is constant. Each parent and each child handle freedom and responsibility differently...
Overwhelming support (06/10/12)
It is difficult to put into words the gratitude our family feels because of the overwhelming support resulting from the sudden and tragic loss of our 3-year-old grandson, Levi Collom. Of course, nothing can ever replace Levi or close the permanent hole in our hearts, but following his death our family agreed that we wanted him to be remembered in part by making it possible for children to enjoy the many hands-on activities he loved...
Prayer 6/10/12 (06/10/12)
We praise you, Lord God, for you are able to do more than we ask or imagine. Amen.
Ride of the Week: 1957 GMC with 850 Holmes Wrecker (06/10/12)
Make and model: 1957 GMC with 850 Holmes Wrecker Owner(s): John Johannes Owner's hometown: Jackson Engine is modified (by GMC) Oldsmobile V8 with a 6 speed Allison automatic transmission and a 4 speed auxiliary transmission behind that. Wrecker has 40 ton capacity and is the largest mechanical wrecker made...
local bicyclist places 2nd and 3rd (06/10/12)
Andy Walker, riding for team Cyclewerx, placed 2nd in the age 50-54 category and 3rd in the overall age 50+ in the 2012 Missouri State Road Race. The 69 mile race was held in Ste Genevieve on June 10.
Best Dad Ever! (06/10/12)
Happy Father's Day Scooter! Thank you for helping me accomplish my goals!
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