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Stories from Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cape County no-burn order rescinded (06/12/12)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission has rescinded a no-burn order that was issued on May 24, according to a emailed release from the commission. The original order was issued due to dry conditions that prevailed in the area this spring.
Route J in Bollinger Co. reduced for pavement repairs (06/12/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route J from Highway 51 to Route HH in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area...
Broadway project moves into 500 block (06/12/12)
Cape Girardeau's Broadway corridor project is continuing into the street's 500 block. The move means some businesses will have to close their front doors and reroute traffic to a rear entrance for the first time, while others will be reopening their front entrances...
Speed limits could be reduced on Cape Girardeau County roads (06/12/12)
Cape Girardeau County's District 2 Commissioner, Paul Koeper, thinks the 60 mph speed limit allowed now on county roads is "kind of absurd." But that limit may change before long, at least on roads in the Cape Special Road District, which has jurisdiction over county roads in the southeastern part of the county and 10 miles of other roads within Cape Girardeau city limits...
Longtime Jackson business moves operations out of uptown (06/12/12)
After 33 years in uptown Jackson, Ross Furniture has moved out. But the owners of the family furniture business and the remaining uptown vendors are committed to helping the city's historic center continue to grow. Eddie Ross, owner of Ross Furniture, said the decision was difficult, but as the business grew, it became more and more difficult to safely function at 116 S. ...
Hearing on Strack limestone mine set for July 9 (06/12/12)
Judge William Syler will hear arguments July 9 on Saxony Lutheran High School's petition for judicial review challenging the state mining permit issued to Strack Excavating last year. Saxony is asking the judge to reverse the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' decision and take away Strack's permit to construct a 76-acre limestone mine near Saxony Lutheran High School off County Road 601...
Cape County commissioners open proposals for courthouse study (06/12/12)
Five architecture firms entered the running Monday to provide Cape Girardeau County with a look at future possibilities for courthouse and administrative facilities needs. County commissioners released the names of the firms that submitted proposals during its regular meeting but did not provide any details from the proposals...
Weekend burglaries reported near Bent Creek Golf Course (06/12/12)
Several Bent Creek Golf Course-area homeowners were victims of thefts Saturday night, Jackson police said. Vehicles and garages were burgled at seven addresses near the golf course sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, said police spokesman Lt. Rodney Barnes...
New Safe House for Women director starts job Monday (06/12/12)
After spending 30 years working for a state agency that often kept her on the road, Michelle Scherer can stay closer to home.
Wardell man arrested for bomb-making material, grenade (06/12/12)
WARDELL, Mo. -- A 48-year-old Wardell man is facing several charges after a live grenade and bomb making materials were reportedly found in his home. According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, Harold Kentner has been charged by the Pemiscot County prosecuting attorney's office with two counts of unlawful possession, transport, manufacture, repair or sale of an illegal weapon, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and one count resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony.. ...
Storms spawn warnings, cause little damage around Cape Girardeau (06/12/12)
Storms that passed through Southeast Missouri on Monday prompted a tornado warning in Bollinger County and severe thunderstorm warnings throughout the area but apparently caused no major damage. The Cape Girardeau and Bollinger county sheriff's departments had no reports of major damage shortly after the storms passed. ...
SEMO students get hands-on farming experience at Sikeston campus (06/12/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A familiar crop is sprouting up in a new place -- Southeast Missouri State University's campus in Sikeston. As part of a simulated farm operation, 15 students planted 25 acres of soybeans at Southeast's Sikeston campus on May 1...
Candidate questionnaire: Cynthia Davis (06/12/12)
NAME: Cynthia Davis AGE: 52 PLACE OF BIRTH: Chicago, IL SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Husband: Bernie, Son: John, Son: Ben, Daughter: Cathryn, Son: Matthew, Daughter: Amanda, Daughter: Susanna, Son: Philip EDUCATION: Some College, Broadcast Journalism School, Cato University, Acton University, Council of State Governments' completion of The Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills program, The National League of Cities' Silver Certificate of Achievement in Leadership Program and lots of direct experience.. ...
Candidate questionnaire: Mary Cotner (06/12/12)
NAME: Mary Cotner AGE: 62 PLACE OF BIRTH: Bloomfield, MO. Stoddard County SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Kimberly Hendrix-deceased Brian Hendrix OCCUPATION: Physical Therapist Assistant EDUCATION: Graduate Bell City High School Graduate SIU-Carbondale, Associate Degree in Applied Science in Physical Therapy...
North Outer Road in Stoddard Col reduced for pavement work (06/12/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The North Outer Road in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane today through Thursday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is from Highway 25 to Route AD. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Route N in Pemiscot County closed for pipe replacement (06/12/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route N in Pemiscot County will be closed today as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace the culvert pipe under the roadway. This section of road is from Route N to County Road 512. Weather permitting, work will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Missouri Head Start cuts to take effect soon (06/12/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Social service agencies will be deciding soon which poor families in Missouri will be losing their state-funded child care because of a budget cut approved by the legislature during the closing days of the last session. Lawmakers cut state funding for Early Head Start programs nearly in half, from $5.67 million to $2.65 million, as part of the state's budget battle. ...
Fact check: Looming tax increase not the biggest ever (06/12/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans are calling it "Taxmageddon," the big tax increase awaiting nearly every American family at the end of the year, when a long list of tax cuts is scheduled to expire unless Congress acts. It would be, GOP leaders in Congress say again and again, "the largest tax increase in American history."...
Officials: Commerce secretary had seizure (06/12/12)
SAN GABRIEL, Calif. -- Medical records could determine whether U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson will be charged in two weekend fender-benders that led to his hospitalization after police found him slumped behind the wheel of his vehicle in the Los Angeles suburbs...
New Mexico and Colorado wildfires burn out of control (06/12/12)
BELLVUE, Colo. -- Massive wildfires in drought-parched Colorado and New Mexico tested the resources of state and federal crews Monday and underscored the need to replenish an aging U.S. aerial firefighting fleet that is needed to combat a year-round fire season...
Man writing book on kindness treated for gunshot wound to arm (06/12/12)
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A West Virginia man who told authorities he was hitchhiking across the country and writing a memoir about kindness was injured in a seemingly random drive-by shooting near Montana's booming Bakken oil patch. Ray Dolin, 39, was shot in the arm as he approached a pickup Saturday evening, thinking the driver was offering him a ride, said Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier...
Pa. school union wins right to eat expired food (06/12/12)
SHARPSVILLE, Pa. -- Unionized cafeteria workers in one western Pennsylvania school district have won the right to eat expired food for free -- at their own risk. The Herald of Sharon, Pa., reported Monday that the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees filed a grievance against the Sharpsville Area School District last year after school officials "violated established past practice" by no longer allowing workers to eat the expired food for free...
Today in History (06/12/12)
Today is Tuesday, June 12, the 164th day of 2012. There are 202 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 12, 1942, Anne Frank, a German-born Jewish girl living in Amsterdam, received a diary for her 13th birthday; in it, she wrote, "I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to with anyone, and I hope you will provide much support and comfort." (Less than a month later, Anne and her family went into hiding from the Nazis.)...
U.K. prime minister leaves 8-year-old daughter in pub (06/12/12)
LONDON -- Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife got home from lunch with friends at a pub in the English countryside to discover they forgot something: 8-year-old daughter Nancy. Nancy was fine -- she was quickly reunited with her parents after they realized she was missing. But Cameron's parenting skills took a drubbing Monday, just weeks after the government set up a program to give parents of young children classes on how to raise them...
Russian police search protest leaders' home (06/12/12)
MOSCOW -- Russian investigators searched the apartments of several protest leaders Monday and called them in for questioning Tuesday, making it difficult if not impossible for them to lead a mass demonstration against President Vladimir Putin planned for the June 12 national holiday...
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team to take advantage of rule change (06/12/12)
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach Dickey Nutt is excited about a new NCAA rule that gives him a chance to work with his players earlier than usual this year. The rule allows Division I men's basketball teams eight hours a week, up to a maximum of eight weeks, to work out with players who are attending summer school. Squads can begin the workouts on the first day of summer classes, which is today at Southeast...
Area calendar 6/12/12 (06/12/12)
Camps Southeast camps: Southeast Missouri State will hold a variety of sports camps. Camps offered will be for baseball, men's and women's basketball, football, gymnastics, soccer, softball and volleyball. All the camp information can be found on the Southeast athletics department website at gosoutheast.com...
Area digest 6/12/12 (06/12/12)
Nick Westrich beat Wyatt Pratt in a putt-off to win the boys 12 and 13 nine holes division at the Gateway Junior PGA Series tournament at Bent Creek Golf Club. Both Westrich and Pratt shot 46s. Nick Woolard enjoyed a three-shot advantage over Ryan West in the boys 16 to 19 18 holes Tour division when play was stopped...
Health Beat: Infant immunizations (06/12/12)
Immunization is one of the most important public health interventions in history. It has saved millions of lives over the years and prevented hundreds of millions of cases of disease. Infants and young children need to be vaccinated because the diseases prevented by vaccination can strike at an early age. ...
More advanced therapies being aimed at cancer (06/12/12)
CHICAGO -- New research shows a sharp escalation in the weapons race against cancer, with several high-tech approaches long dreamed of but not possible or successful until now. At a weekend conference of more than 30,000 cancer specialists, scientists reported:...
Is ur MD 2 square? Some use e-tech with patients (06/12/12)
CHICAGO -- Is your doctor a technophobe? Increasingly, the answer may be no. There's a stereotype that says doctors shun technology that might threaten patients' privacy and their own pocketbooks. But a new breed of physicians is texting health messages to patients, tracking disease trends on Twitter, identifying medical problems on Facebook pages and communicating with patients through email...
‘Scream' star Arquette has bar mitzvah in Israel (06/12/12)
JERUSALEM -- David Arquette got more than he bargained for during his first trip to Israel. The "Scream" star came to shoot a segment for his travel show and ended up having a bar mitzvah ceremony, too. The 40-year-old Arquette completed the Jewish rite of passage Monday in Jerusalem at the Western Wall, the holiest place for Jews to pray...
Forrest Crawford (06/12/12)
Forrest Albert Crawford, 55, of Scott City died Saturday, June 9, 2012, in Franklin, Ky. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Hileman (06/12/12)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Margaret Ann Hileman, 82, of Tamms died Monday, June 11, 2012, at her home. She was born June 20, 1929, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of Thomas and Margaret Siers Donahue. She married Carl Hileman on Nov. 10, 1950, in Cairo. Margaret is survived by her husband, Carl Hileman of Tamms; two sons, Carl E. ...
Roy Hinkle (06/12/12)
Roy V. Hinkle, 91, of Cape Girardeau died peacefully Sunday, June 10, 2012, at the Lutheran Home, where he was in hospice care after living at the facility the last two years. He was born Nov. 10, 1920, in Cape Girardeau, son of Clarence and Naomi Hinkle. He and Marie Kaufman were married July 21, 1945, in Cape Girardeau...
James Lemmink (06/12/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- James Allen Lemmink, 42, of Benton died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Nov. 24, 1969, in Rockford, Ill., to James Robert and Virginia May Carr Lemmink. He married Doris Hughes on April 17, 1999, in Scott City...
Loretta Musgraves (06/12/12)
Loretta D. Musgraves, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 11, 2012, at her home. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to service time Thursday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the chapel, with the Rev. Donny Ford officiating. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery...
Marie Nagel (06/12/12)
Marie M. Nagel, 93, of Gordonville went to her eternal heavenly home Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 29, 1918, in Dutchtown, daughter of Henry A. and Meyhulda Geiser Schlegel. She and Emil Alvin Nagel were married April 13, 1947. He passed away Jan. 24, 1988...
Edward Rodgers (06/12/12)
Edward J. Rodgers, 66, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, June 8, 2012, at Marian Cliff Manor in St. Mary, Mo. He was born Feb. 13, 1946, in Cape Girardeau, to James E. and Anna E. Tidwell Rodgers. Edward served his country in the U.S. Army. He is survived by two brothers, Terry Eakers and Bradly Scott of Cape Girardeau; two sisters, Carolyn Rodgers Boes of East Cape Girardeau, Ill., and Sharon J. Brown of Cape Girardeau...
Births 6/12/12 (06/12/12)
Twin son and daughter to Charlie and Megan Wehner of Lee's Summit, Mo., St. Luke's East Hospital in Lee's Summit, Friday, June 1, 2012. Colin Tomas was born at 1:35 p.m. and weighed 4 pounds, 5 ounces. Sophia Grace was born at 1:36 p.m. and weighed 4 pounds, 4 ounces. ...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/12/12 (06/12/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/12/12 (06/12/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Jackson police and fire report 6/12/12 (06/12/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Burglary...
Out of the past 6/12/12 (06/12/12)
Cape Girardeau businessman Jerry Lipps was named this week by the Rev. Jerry Falwell as one of three new members of the PTL Board of Directors; Lipps has known Falwell for 12 or 15 years; Falwell took over the troubled ministry from the Rev. Jim Bakker in March...
Coffee for a cause (06/12/12)
Have you ever been thirsty? Really thirsty? Thirsty enough to walk five miles for water? If we're honest about it, most of us cannot say yes to that. But this is the reality more than 1 billion people face around the world. To help deliver clean water to those in need, local resident Bill Prost has led a coffee fundraising effort through the sale of Green Mountain fair-trade, organic coffee. ...
Prayer 6/12/12 (06/12/12)
O Father God, may we forgive others as you have forgiven us. Amen.
Ride of the Week: 1976 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK IV (06/12/12)
Make and model: 1976 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK IV Owner(s): BOB AND LINDA BANGER Owner's hometown: BURFORDVILLE, MO Names of people in photo: BOB AND LINDA BANGER "Lipstick Edition." Less than 75 of this edition manufactured/sold in 1976. Red/white leather interior with red carpet throughout passenger and trunk areas. 460 cubic inch V8. Very thirsty, but a wonderful ride!...
Southeast Missouri Food Bank @ Sedgewickville UMC (06/12/12)
The Southeast Missouri Food Bank will be at the Sedgewickville United Methodist Church on Friday, June 29, 2012, with the food distribution beginning at 6:00 pm. The Sedgewickville UM church and recreational hall is located in Sedgewickville MO on Route K off of Highway 72 West between Millersville and Patton! Community is invited! Contact 573-866-2573 with questions. The purpose of the Food Bank is to deliver help and hope to the hungry...
Kelsey Fellows Wins Essay Contest (06/12/12)
Kelsey Fellows recently won the first Jackson Kiwanis Club "READ Essay Contest" offered to the A+ students from Jackson High School who tutored kindergarteners and 1st graders in the READ program. As one of the requirements to qualify for "A+ scholarships," students must complete 50 hours of volunteer work. Kelsey, a recent graduate of Jackson High School, completed that requirement in the READ tutoring program...
Kimbeland Ladies Capture Low Gross Title (06/12/12)
The Kimbeland Ladies Golf Association won the Low Gross Trophy at the recent Semo Ladies Golf Association tournament held at Charleston Country Club. Representing Kimbeland: (back) Nancy Kohl, Harriet Drusch, Sissy Donahue, Sharon McCune, Karen Heizel,Vicki Long, Carol Weinrich;(front)Barb Johnson, JoAnn Williams,Dorothy Holland...
HWG to Meet at Steck House (06/12/12)
The Heartland Writer's Guild (HWG) will meet at 2pm on Sunday, June 17th at the Steck House, next door to the First Presbyterian Church (206 E. Washington Street) in Jackson. Persons interested in joining HWG are invited to attend. The purpose of the HWG is to promote and support professionalism in published and unpublished authors and aid members toward the goal of successfully marketing what they write...
Broadway Prescription Shop Celebrates 80 Years! (06/12/12)
Few businesses in Cape Girardeau or elsewhere are able to celebrate an 80th birthday, but Broadway Prescription Shop at 710 Broadway kicks off its celebration this month--just feet away from the original location. Cape native Homer George founded Broadway Prescription Shop in 1932 and eventually passed it onto his sons, Milton and Harry. ...
After the Thunderstorm... (06/12/12)
After the well needed thunderstorm the other day, an unusual cloud formation with an opening allowing the sunset to shine thru.
SUNSETS ARE GETTING LATER (06/12/12)
NICE SUNSET, TAKEN WITH THE iPHONE!
Enjoying the outdoors... (06/12/12)
Aaliyah enjoying the outdoor and watching mommy and daddy shooting their bows at the archery range.
Semo-Tri-Team Members complete Kansas 70.3 (06/12/12)
Local triathletes and members of the Semo-Tri-Team completed the Kansas Ironman 70.3, in Lawrence, Kansas, this past Sunday, June 10, 2012. The Kansas Ironman 70.3 consists of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and a 13.1 mile run. Taylor Vaughan qualified for 2012 Ironman World Championship 70.3, which is held in Las Vegas, Nevada...
BSA Troop 16 Eagle Rank Scouts (06/12/12)
BSA Troop 16 of Cape Girardeau honors the Screaming Eagle Patrol, all of whom received the Eagle Rank. Listed from left to right are Matt Jedlinski, Adam Raines, Aaron Arnzen and Cole Howell.
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