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Southeast preparing for visit from accrediting agency (06/11/12)
Southeast Missouri State University's administration says its programs will be well recognized for quality during an upcoming evaluation to determine whether reaccreditation is deserved, even though there is a bit of a rush on campus to get ready. Southeast expects a visit in September by a team from its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission. ...
Perry County sheriff will face challenger in November election (06/11/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Voters won't have to pick nominees from the major parties in the Perry County sheriff race in August, but the November ballot will see a challenge to the current sheriff by the same man who challenged him in 2008. Incumbent Gary Schaaf, a Republican who is completing his fifth term as sheriff, and Democrat Ted Christisen are the only two candidates on the ballot. Schaaf is one of three incumbent sheriffs in the area facing challenges to their re-election bids...
Cape police officer injured in Illinois accident (06/11/12)
An off-duty Cape Girardeau police officer suffered serious injuries when he was involved in a traffic accident Saturday in Illinois. David Tucker was riding a motorcycle when the accident occurred. He was transported to a Nashville, Tenn., hospital, Cape Girardeau police said...
Country Garden and Yard Tour to benefit student trip to Washington, D.C. (06/11/12)
Residents of Frohna, Mo., and Altenburg, Mo., will host a Country Garden and Yard Tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to benefit local students. The money raised from the tour will help fund a trip to Washington, D.C., for seventh- and eighth-grade students at United in Christ Lutheran School in Frohna...
Today last day to take Cape performance, services survey (06/11/12)
Today is the last day to participate in a survey rating Cape Girardeau's performance and services, according to a news release from the city. Printed surveys were mailed to randomly selected homes and an online invitation was mailed to all businesses. The survey can be taken online at www.cityofcape.org, then clicking on "Take the 10-minute survey now."...
Retiring director looks back on growth of SEMO's Sikeston campus (06/11/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Judy Buck has nurtured Southeast Missouri State University's Sikeston campus from the very beginning, and now, after 14 years, the director is preparing to say goodbye. The longtime educator is retiring, effective June 29. "This is my baby," Buck said about Southeast-Sikeston. "Someone said to me: ‘You took it from the incubator stage and on up.' And I have."...
Cape River Heritage Museum focuses on Civil War (06/11/12)
The River Heritage Museum in Cape Girardeau wants to show area residents just how close to home the Civil War was with its exhibits and events this month. "Divided Loyalties: Civil War Documents," a traveling exhibit from the Missouri State Archives, examines the turmoil in Missouri from the 1850s through the 1870s. ...
Hiring teens can present challenges (06/11/12)
For many teens a summer job is a chance to earn extra money, but hiring teens comes with extra responsibilities for employers. Fourteen- and 15-year-olds can be hired for office work, retail, maintenance, food delivery and vehicle cleaning services if they have a work certificate, according to the Missouri Department of Labor...
Patrol: Stay away from train tracks (06/11/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a fatal train wreck in southeast Missouri offers a stark warning about dangers around tracks. Two Poplar Bluff teenagers died and a third was badly hurt when a train struck a Jeep early Tuesday. ...
Cougar sightings were up in 2011 in Missouri (06/11/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The number of cougars reported in Missouri last year was up significantly over recent years, with most of the big cats heading into the Show-Me state from Colorado, South Dakota and Montana, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation...
At age 100, Gerald, Mo., woman still active in politics (06/11/12)
GERALD, Mo. -- After 20 years on the Franklin County Republican Central Committee in eastern Missouri, Alice Merrill is stepping down. She's earned the right. She turned 100 earlier this year. Miller's final meeting as a voting member was May 8. New members will be elected in August, according to The Washington Missourian...
Vigil remembers 3 Missouri women missing 20 years (06/11/12)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Twenty years after a Springfield woman, her daughter and her daughter's friend disappeared from her home, relatives, friends and law enforcement officers say they are haunted by the case and are still grieving the loss...
Today in History (06/11/12)
Today is Monday, June 11, the 163rd day of 2012. There are 203 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On June 11, 1962, three prisoners at Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay staged an escape, leaving the island on a makeshift raft. Frank Morris and brothers Clarence and John Anglin were never found or heard from again...
Capahas baseball team pulls out pair (06/11/12)
The Capahas baseball team swept a doubleheader against the visiting St. Louis Raging Bulls on Sunday.
Area digest 6/11/12 (06/11/12)
Jackson's Pat Gorman used a 7-iron to score an ace on hole No. 4 at Kimbeland Country Club. The hole was playing 142 yards. Joe McLemore, Van Riehl and Dave Diveley witnessed the shot. It was Gorman's fifth career hole-in-one. The team of Deke Lape and Justin Gosa won the St. Andrews flight at Dalhousie Golf Club's member-guest match-play tournament...
Kelso finishes fourth in Kelso Klassic fastpitch softball tournament (06/11/12)
Pete's Blues ruled the Kelso Klassic for the second straight year. The squad from Mascoutah, Ill., repeated as champion in the 28th annual 14-team men's fastpitch softball tournament that ended Sunday at Kelso City Park. Pete's Blues went 5-1 in the tournament, capped by a 6-2 win over the Topeka (Kan.) Toros. The Toros forced the winner-take-all, if-necessary title contest earlier Sunday by beating Pete's Blues 6-1...
Summer baseball roundup 6/11/12 (06/11/12)
A roundup of American Legion and Senior Babe Ruth baseball action.
Cardinals' bats frigid in loss to Indians (06/11/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Beltran looked pretty good all weekend. The rest of the St. Louis Cardinals' hitters probably need their upcoming day off. St. Louis left the bases loaded in the eighth Sunday, and closer Jason Motte yielded Jason Kipnis' tiebreaking three-run homer in the ninth to send the Cardinals to a 4-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians...
MLB grabs talent from Ohio Valley Conference (06/11/12)
The Ohio Valley Conference had another impressive haul during last week's annual Major League Baseball amateur draft. Twelve OVC players were selected in the three-day, 40-round event. That gives the league 58 players drafted over the past six years, including a conference-record 13 in 2010. Not too shabby...
‘Once' crowned best musical at the Tony Awards (06/11/12)
NEW YORK -- The bittersweet musical "Once" captured eight Tony Awards on Sunday, including best direction of a musical, best lead actor in a musical and the top musical prize itself. The inventive play "Peter and the Starcatcher" was next with five awards, but most every show came away with something to crow about...
MacLaine earns AFI honor for her many lives (06/11/12)
CULVER CITY, Calif. -- It's not just a single life that gets toted up when Shirley MacLaine receives a career award. It's all her lives -- past, present and future. MacLaine earned the American Film Institute's life-achievement award last week with friends and colleagues praising her accomplishments in this life -- and cracking jokes about the reincarnation believer's other lives...
Talking Shop with Danny Essner, executive vice president at Capaha Bank (06/11/12)
Editor's note: This story originally appeared in Business Today, the Southeast Missourian's monthly business magazine. To receive a copy of Business Today, email Cheryl Ellis at cellis@semissourian.com or call 388-2785. Danny Essner is a banker by trade -- he's the executive vice president and senior lender at Capaha Bank -- but he works tirelessly to make Cape Girardeau an even better place to live...
Tennessee bakery opening location at Cape's Town Plaza (06/11/12)
After becoming a hit at the Cape Riverfront Market held downtown on Saturdays, Sugar Buzz Bakery is planning to open a permanent location in Town Plaza. Owner Nicole Huff, a Cape Girardeau native, started Sugar Buzz Bakery in Clarksville, Tenn., two years ago. She is now relocating and bringing her business with her. However, Sugar Buzz Bakery in Clarksville will remain open, Huff said, under the management of her business partner...
People on the move 6/11/12 (06/11/12)
Bill Zellmer, franchisee of Buffalo Wild Wings & Bagger Dave's, has named Lonnie Griggs chief operating officer. Griggs partnered with Zellmer in 2007 to open and oversee all operations of the six Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants and the new Bagger Dave's. ...
William Beeler (06/11/12)
William R. "Bill" Beeler, 92, of Cairo, Ill. died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Mighty Rivers Regional Worship Center in Cairo. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the church, with Larry Potts officiating. Interment will be in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens with military graveside honors...
Janet Chatman (06/11/12)
Janet Lee Chatman, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 30, 1944, in Ellington, Mo., to Dallas and Hazel Decker Smith Scott. Janet enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she loved playing Bingo...
Dr. Thomas Lovinggood Sr. (06/11/12)
Dr. Thomas Allen Lovinggood Sr., 88, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. Dr. Lovinggood was born Jan. 27, 1924, in Memphis, Tenn., to Webster Perry and Eva May O'Brien Lovinggood. He met his beloved wife Nancy E. Bridges Lovinggood after college, and they were married Nov. 25, 1950, in Philadelphia, Miss. She preceded him in death in 2005...
Marie Nagel (06/11/12)
Marie Nagel, 93, of Gordonville died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Gary Streiler (06/11/12)
Gary Joseph Streiler, 64, of Jackson went to his eternal heavenly home Wednesday, June 6, 2012. He passed away at home surrounded by his loving family after fighting a long battle with lung cancer. Streiler was born at Saint Francis Hospital on March 17, 1948, to the late Harry J. and Ollie M. Wood Streiler...
Lillian Werner (06/11/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lillian R. Werner, 87, of Perryville died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Independence Care Center of Perry County in Perryville. She was born July 16, 1924, in Frohna, Mo., daughter of Theodore H. and Doretha E. (Mueller) Kassel. She and Norman L. Werner were married May 6, 1945. He preceded her in death Aug. 7, 1980...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/11/12 (06/11/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/11/12 (06/11/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Jackson police and fire report 6/11/12 (06/11/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 6/11/12 (06/11/12)
Area residents were shaken by an earthquake yesterday evening that measured 5.5 on the Richter scale; the epicenter of the quake was near Lawrenceville, Ill., where there was significant damage. A new 1,200-square-foot park shelter and concession stand has been built at Shawnee Park; the Cape West Rotary Club, in cooperation with the Cape Area Youth Soccer Association, donated the structure to the city...
Broadway project (06/11/12)
Downtown Cape Girardeau has been busy with construction crews in recent weeks as the Broadway corridor project moves from Water to Pacific streets. The construction is coming along nicely, the first tangible results coming into focus. In March we wrote that the project would be massive. ...
Speak Out 6/11/12 (06/11/12)
I was at a store at Jackson recently, and there was a lady, a Virginia Sides, who was very helpful. She helped me check out my groceries and bagged them for me and then helped me get everything in to my car. I really appreciate her help because I am with a walker and can't do this all by myself. So I really appreciate her help and I hope she reads this and that she knows how much I appreciated it...
Prayer 6/11/12 (06/11/12)
Lord Jesus, may we live a life worthy of the calling we have received. Amen.
Paid election letter: Parker stresses background, commitment (06/11/12)
We appreciate communicating with paid election letters. I'm Bob Parker, conservative, pro-life candidate for the Republican Party's nomination to represent you in Washington. Our growing list of supporters are putting out signs and going door-to-door. Have you wondered about my background?...
'4K' in Jackson for XC Anti Cancer Bike Ride (06/11/12)
As part of the 4K for Cancer program, 30 college students will cycle across the country raising funds and awareness for the fight against young adult cancer. Starting from Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the riders will spend 70 days and 4000+ miles on the road, finishing in San Francisco, California. Every day on the ride, each rider's mission is to inspire and unite local community members affected by cancer...
SEMO ELITE WINS 2nd PLACE IN ST. LOUIS (06/11/12)
SEMO ELITE WINS 2nd PLACE IN ST. LOUIS The 5th grade SEMO Elite took 2nd place at the Hawks Summer Hoopfest at Hazelwood in St. Louis, June 9-10. The Elite will also be competing in the MAYB Nationals in August in Wichita, Kansas.
G.A.R. APPLETON, POST 365, DEPT. of MO. (06/11/12)
This group of men having served in the Civil War, joined the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.). The ribbons that this group of men are wearing has printed on them, Appleton, Post No. 365, Dept. of Mo.. On this group picture, you can see that several of these men are wearing this G.A.R. ...
G.A.R. APPLETON, POST NO. 365, DEPT. of MO. (06/11/12)
This group of men having served in the Civil War, joined the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.). The ribbons that this group of men are wearing has printed on them, Appleton, Post No. 365, Dept. of Mo.. On this group picture, you can see that several of these men are wearing this G.A.R. ...
Meeting a Legend (06/11/12)
I was lucky enough to get a picture with Cardinal Legend Al HRobsky at The Mission Continues event on Saturday June 8. What a great guy!
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