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Ozone readings in Southeast Missouri have exceeded the limit three times this year (06/18/12)
As the summer heat is just beginning, Southeast Missouri has already seen several ground-level ozone readings above EPA limits. It's a troubling trend for economic developers to watch with another review of ozone standards set to begin next year. If the area's ozone levels fail to meet the standards, restrictions could be placed on future emissions allowed by new or expanding businesses in the region...
First vote on Cape deer hunting ordinance set for today (06/18/12)
A revised version of the deer hunting ordinance is scheduled for a first reading and vote today by the Cape Girardeau City Council. At last count, the ordinance will likely pass in at least a 4-3 vote. Council members John Voss, Mark Lanzotti, Trent Summers and Meg Davis Proffer have said they plan to vote in favor of the ordinance while councilwomen Kathy Swan and Loretta Schneider oppose it...
Cape, Jackson preparing for fireworks (06/18/12)
As the Fourth of July nears, officials hope for a season like others recently, when fireworks-related incidents were sparse. "We've been very fortunate. We've had very few serious incidents the last few years, and no serious injuries," said Cape Girardeau Police Department spokesman Darin Hickey...
Sikeston program teaches basic workforce skills to teens (06/18/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- When they first arrived as students, the Sikeston School District worked to ease their transition into the rigors of education. First came kindergarten, then elementary school onto junior high school and, finally, high school. Now teenagers, Sikeston public schools and others are trying to ease their transition into the working world...
Black River Medical Center opens today in Poplar Bluff (06/18/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Missouri's newest hospital will open on Monday. Black River Medical Center successfully completed inspection by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on Thursday. Created through a partnership between Poplar Bluff Medical Partners and Saint Francis Healthcare System, Black River is a community-owned, not-for-profit hospital at 217 Physicians Park Drive, off Route PP and U.S. ...
Candidate questionnaire: Maurice 'Moe' Sandfort (06/18/12)
NAME: Maurice (Moe) Sandfort AGE: 68 PLACE OF BIRTH: St. Charles, MO SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Patricia Spouse; Children--Jennifer, Jill, Stephen, Julie, Lynn, Jason OCCUPATION: Retired Comunity Bank President EDUCATION: University of Missouri-St. Louis BA/Business;...
Candidate questionnaire: Fred W. Wilferth II (06/18/12)
NAME: Fred W. Wilferth II AGE: 60 PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau, Mo SPOUSE'S, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Florence C. Wilferth Fred W. Wilferth III James W. Mischke Jennifer K. Mischke Jason M. Mischke And Beloved Pet - "Chance" EDUCATION: Delta High School-Graduated 1970...
Rodney King, whose beating led to L.A. riots, dies at 47 (06/18/12)
LOS ANGELES -- After his beating by police stunned the nation and a jury's decision not to hold them responsible sparked a deadly race riot that left Los Angeles smoldering, Rodney King in a quavering voice pleaded on national television for peace while the city burned...
Today in History (06/18/12)
Today is Monday, June 18, the 170th day of 2012. There are 196 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 18, 1812, the War of 1812 began as the United States Congress approved, and President James Madison signed, a declaration of war against Britain...
Greek conservatives win, head into coalition talks (06/18/12)
ATHENS, Greece -- Fears of an imminent Greek exit from Europe's joint currency receded Sunday after the conservative New Democracy party came first in a critical election and pro-bailout parties won enough seats to form a joint government. As central banks stood ready to intervene in case of financial turmoil, Greece held its second national election in six weeks after an inconclusive ballot on May 6 and the subsequent collapse of coalition talks...
Islamist claims win in Egypt president vote (06/18/12)
CAIRO -- The Muslim Brotherhood declared early Monday local time that its candidate, Mohammed Morsi, won Egypt's presidential election, which would be the first victory of an Islamist as head of state in the stunning wave of protests demanding democracy that swept the Middle East the past year. But the military handed itself the lion's share power over the new president, sharpening the possibility of confrontation...
Southeast Missouri State basketball camp provides a convenient view for Nutt (06/18/12)
Nutt got a convenient look at hundreds of high school players on his own campus
Cardinals suffer 15-inning loss to Royals (06/18/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Yuniesky Betancourt started the game on the Kansas City bench. He ended it by getting the biggest hit of the day. Betancourt was called upon in the first inning when Chris Getz sustained a leg injury. He hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 15th inning to lift the Royals to a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday...
Former Southeast player returns to Giants' roster (06/18/12)
Former Southeast Missouri State baseball standout Justin Christian is back in the major leagues. Christian, who played his lone season at Southeast in 2003, was recalled by San Francisco from Class AAA Fresno on Friday. Christian received his latest opportunity after the Giants placed Aubrey Huff on the disabled list due to a sprained knee. ...
Black doctors see hope in TV's 'Doc McStuffins' (06/18/12)
LOS ANGELES -- A pig-tailed girl whose favorite accessory is a pink stethoscope has become a symbol of pride and hope for black women in medicine and the daughters they want to inspire. Doc McStuffins, the African-American title character of an animated TV series for children, dreams of becoming an M.D. and, for now, runs a cheerful home clinic for stuffed animals and dolls...
Talking Shop with Bill Zellmer, owner of Buffalo Wild Wings and Bagger Dave's (06/18/12)
Buffalo Wild Wings and Bagger Dave's owner Bill Zellmer started several businesses of his own before he found success as a franchisee. Zellmer didn't take no for an answer and kept pursuing his dream of owning a successful business. Today, he operates six Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants and just opened his second franchise concept, a burger joint called Bagger Dave's in Town Plaza in Cape Girardeau...
Small-business owners discuss their history, growth and keys to success (06/18/12)
Tipton Linen It's hard to believe now, but less than 65 years ago most people didn't have laundry washers and dryers in their homes. In the late 1940s, Tom Tipton's father made a living by taking buggies to people's homes, picking up their laundry and returning it, fresh and clean. In 1958 he bought another local laundry business that had started in 1898. A few years later, he switched his focus to commercial services...
New downtown Cape store offers shopping for a cause (06/18/12)
Last year, on a girls trip to Franklin, Tenn., Bridgette Kielhofner visited a store that was different from any other she'd seen before. "It's unlike any retail store you've ever been in. When you walk in, the love that is there is so contagious," Kielhofner said of Philanthropy, which pledges 10 percent of its sales to charity...
People on the move 6/18/12 (06/18/12)
KBSI Fox 23 general manager Mike Smythe recently won his 10th Best Editorial Award at the Missouri Broadcasters Association annual convention for his ViewPoint segment that aired on KFVS12. Smythe retired from the station in 2011 but returned to Cape Girardeau to run FOX 23 KBSI (Fox) and MY 49 WDKA (MyNetwork TV) in March. ...
Health briefs (06/18/12)
DANIELS, HAYS ARE STAR EMPLOYEES PARK HILLS, Mo. -- Dave Daniels was Star Service Team Member for April at Parkland Health Center. Daniels, a radiology technologist at Parkland for eight years, works primarily in the radiology department at Parkland Health Center in Bonne Terre, Mo. ...
Briefs (06/18/12)
BRIEFS SIKESTON CHAMBER HOLDS RIBBON CUTTINGS SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to mark the opening of Ultimate Flooring at its new location at 2014 E. Malone Ave. The chamber also held a May 12 ribbon cutting for the new Family Dollar Store at 2009 W. Malone Ave. Aimee Harper is the store manager...
Bill Vickery helps prepare small-business owners for long-term success (06/18/12)
Bill Vickery is a small-businessman through and through. With a bachelor of science degree in business management, he has more than 25 years of experience in banking, including 10 as a vice president of commercial lending. He was director of the Small Business Technology Development Center at Southeast Missouri State University until about three years ago, when he became area manager for the U.S. Small Business Administration...
Tax liens (06/18/12)
Cape Girardeau County Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Scott R. Clark, recorder of deeds, during May are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue, except as indicated by IRS designation. For more information, contact the recorder's office at (573) 243-8123...
Names in the news (06/18/12)
GARTON IS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH Tracy Garton of Jackson was employee of the month for May at Nordenia USA. Garton, of Jackson, has worked at Nordenia since August 2011 and is a prepress first assistant. Wanda Duncan, licensed broker-associate with Realty Executives of Cape County, received the 2012 CRS Extra Mile Award at the Missouri Association of Realtors convention in Springfield, Mo. ...
The modern mom-and-pop: Meet three couples who are not only partners in life, but also in business (06/18/12)
Glenn and Rhoda Reeves, Horizon Screen Printing Glenn and Rhoda Reeves have been married for 49 years; for 25 of them, they've worked together at Horizon Screen Printing in Cape Girardeau. The couple decided to work together after Glenn retired from Sears in 1987 and Rhoda needed help on the business side of her business...
What small businesses need to know about supplying goods and services to the government (06/18/12)
Most of us don't think of the government as a business, but just like other businesses it has to purchase goods and services in order to operate. Government agencies contract to purchase everything from paper clips to space ships. "It's something almost any business could qualify for because there is always a need," said Carolyn Jones, director of the eastern region for the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center. ...
Business licenses (06/18/12)
Business licenses issued in Cape Girardeau during May include the following:Bets on Blooms LLC, 6144 Cadrona Drive Bling & Shine Jewelry for Less LLC, 213 S. Plaza Way Brittany Overbeck, 113 Independence St. Brittany Overbeck (flat rate), 113 Independence St...
Bankruptcies (06/18/12)
Bankruptcies filed through May for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Andrew Beadles (06/18/12)
Andrew Kent Beadles, 42, of San Jose, Costa Rica, died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at his home. Beadles was born June 30, 1969, in Syracuse, N.Y., to Dr. John Asa Beadles, of Kennesaw, Ga., and Jerri Lynn Bunce Pasborg of Cape Girardeau. Andrew was valedictorian of his high school class in 1987 at Christian Academy of Greater St. Louis and graduated from St. Louis University in 1993 with a degree in economics...
Glenwood Blechle (06/18/12)
Glenwood C. Blechle, 82, of Jackson passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Jackson Manor. He was born Feb. 13, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, son of Fred and Velma Clark Blechle. He and LaDonna Bond were married July 14, 1950. She survives. Blechle was a member of St John's United Church of Christ, near Fruitland. ...
Sylvester Buchheit (06/18/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Sylvester P. "Syl" Buchheit, 76, of Perryville died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Buchheit was born Sept. 26, 1935, at Perryville, to August and Lorine Schnurbusch Buchheit. He married Donna Steinbecker on June 14, 1958, at Belgique, Mo. She survives in Perryville...
Barry Davis (06/18/12)
Barry D. Davis, 77, of Cape Girardeau -- husband of Nadine Burger Davis and father of Michelle E. Davis of Toledo, Ohio, and Kim (David) Kopp of Kirkwood, Mo. -- died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Dove Health & Rehab of Collierville, Tenn. Barry was born in Barrington, N.J., to Walter R. and Doris Dowd Davis on Sept. 27, 1934...
Bill Davis (06/18/12)
Bill L. Davis, 83, of Scott City died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
James Lee (06/18/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- James Douglas Lee, 55, of Marble Hill died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Baker Cemetery...
Gladys Nebel (06/18/12)
Gladys E. Nebel, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Erna Powell (06/18/12)
Erna I. Powell, 87, of Cape Girardeau passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 3, 1924, in New Wells, to Ben and Marie Mahnken Fiedler. She and Roy Powell were married in 1959 at Las Vegas. He preceded her in death in September 1966...
Sally Poyner (06/18/12)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Marcella Ann "Sally" Poyner, 65, died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at her home in Charleston. Born on Oct. 17, 1946, at Belleville, Ill., to the late Cletus J. and Helen Blackman Haas, she had lived in Chicago, and Elkhart, Ind., before returning to Charleston. She was of Catholic belief...
Maxine Stabbs (06/18/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- Maxine Stabbs, 74, of Benton died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 29, 1938, in Charleston, Mo., daughter of Leo F. and Seena L. Chandler Hale. She and Lawrence A. Stabbs were married July 14, 1956, and he preceded her in death...
William Whiteside (06/18/12)
William Raymond "Bill" Whiteside, 78, of Jackson passed away Friday, June 15, 2012, at his home. Bill was born Jan. 24, 1934, in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., to Alvis and Hazel Brown Whiteside. He and Mary Schafer were married April 18, 1969. During his early years, Bill was a resident of Ste. Genevieve. He and Mary later resided in the communities of Jackson and Perryville, Mo., settling back in Jackson in 2006...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/18/12 (06/18/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Jackson police and fire report 6/18/12 (06/18/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Property damage Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday:...
Out of the past 6/18/12 (06/18/12)
Developers are proposing the construction of a generation plant that would be fueled partially by burning of solid wastes; a portion of its initial 80,000 kilowatts of electricity could be linked to the huge Southwest Power Administration's hydroelectric distribution system, assuring adequate future supplies of electricity in Cape Girardeau...
Speed limits (06/18/12)
Outside the city limits of Cape Girardeau and Jackson, the population density in Cape Girardeau County is rather sparse. But just because there is not much traffic doesn't mean that traffic speed is not an issue. County Commissioner Paul Koeper is right in his assessment that the default speed limit of 60 miles per hour on county roads is ridiculous. ...
Speak Out 6/18/12 (06/18/12)
I am a taxpaying concerned citizen who drives my truck and my motorcycle on the roads every day. These roads are terrible. They are breaking down. Every one of those roads need to be looked over, and every one of them needs to be repaired. There are so many places I don't even know where to begin, but go down Clark Avenue; at the end make that turn. ...
Prayer 6/18/12 (06/18/12)
Thank you, O Lord Jesus, for your glorious gift of salvation. Amen.
Paid election letter: Reasons to support Parker (06/18/12)
I support pro-life Republican Bob Parker for Congress. I've known Bob several years. He is an honorable man who won't compromise his principles. He will use his faith in the Lord, as well as his business and agricultural experience, to steer our country in the right direction in Washington. ...
Paid election letter: 8th District congressional debate (06/18/12)
While visiting with those in the district, many have requested a debate between Emerson and Parker, yet Ms. Emerson continues to refuse. She has her voting record, and Parker has his platform to present to the voters. With a fair moderator, what better way for the people to decide who they want to represent them in the 8th District? Our election should not be based on who has the most money to spend on ads, but rather a forum that places both candidates on a level playing field. ...
Nurse Recognized for Hard Work (06/18/12)
Lisa Baker, RN at Beacon Health Center, was presented a Missouri House Resolution by Rep. Wayne Wallingford on Monday, June 18, 2012. The Resolution recognizes Ms. Baker's work with child and adult victims of sexual violence and children who have been exposed to illicit drugs...
American Red Cross- Annual Meeting (06/18/12)
Cape Girardeau, MO -- The Southeast Missouri Chapter is pleased to request the presence of American Red Cross supporters, volunteers and board members to our 95th Annual Meeting. The special event is to be held Tuesday, June 19th at Cape Public Library from 11:30am -- 1:00 pm...
Lily Bug (06/18/12)
Hi I am Lily Bug. My mommy adopted me a few months ago and I am so happy! I love to play on the bed and play peek-a-boo with my daddys coat. When I am not playing peek-a-boo, I love to play hide-n-seek and cuddle on my mommys lap.
Sensory Saturday a success (06/18/12)
Many thanks to the manager and staff of Cape West 14 Cine for working with our group to make Sensory Saturday a success. With your help working with the sound, lighting and special pricing we now are reaching lots of special children and adults who are able to see so many great movies with special accommodations. ...
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