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Excessive heat warning issued for Southeast Missouri, So. Illinois, W. Kentucky (07/01/12)
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky. The warning will stay in effect until 6 p.m. Monday. The excessive heat warning means dangerous levels of heat will occur. High temperatures above 100 will occur. Some locations may exceed 105, NWS meteoroligists said...
Lost World War II soldier returns home at last (07/01/12)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- It was almost 20 years ago when the Moxleys were first given hope that a family member killed in action during World War II was found. It wasn't until today, however, that he finally made it home. How 1st Lt. Warren G. Moxley died in the last few months of World War II was never a mystery...
Funds at risk: Once known as food stamps, SNAP provides food to poor (07/01/12)
She used to work two jobs and made good money. Now a health condition keeps her from working full-time. So a 32-year-old Cape Girardeau single mom depends on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, to help her take care of her 3-year-old son...
Fire damages Cape home Saturday (07/01/12)
A Cape Girardeau home sustained moderate smoke and fire damage Saturday, according to the Cape Girardeau Fire Department. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 407 S. Louisiana Ave. and found fire showing on one side of the single-story structure. Fire was also reported in the attic...
Limbaugh endorses Kinder in radio ad (07/01/12)
Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh is endorsing fellow Cape Girardeau native Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder in his bid for re-election. The Kinder campaign posted the radio ad with an image of Limbaugh on its website. In the ad, Limbaugh acknowledges that "I'm doing something here I rarely do" -- making political campaign endorsements, but says Kinder is a lifelong, close friend with true conservative credentials. The two grew up together in Cape Girardeau...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry stumps for attorney general candidate in Cape Girardeau (07/01/12)
A Republican candidate for state attorney general got some help energizing local voters from a former presidential hopeful and an "America's Got Talent" winner at a Cape Girardeau rally Friday. The rally for Ed Martin also featured Texas Governor Rick Perry and winner of the 2008 edition of "America's Got Talent" and candidate for the 149th state House district Neal E. Boyd...
Southeast Missouri engineers prepare for deployment with training at Camp Clark (07/01/12)
NEVADA, Mo. -- Two squads of the second platoon of the Missouri National Guard's 1138th Engineer Sapper Company from Southeast Missouri are among the nearly 100 citizen soldiers from Missouri have been training at Camp Clark in Nevada for several days, honing their route-clearing skills...
High temps affecting livestock farmers (07/01/12)
Local farmers are struggling to keep their cattle fed after record temperatures and severe drought have robbed them of their pastures. Ninety-three percent of Southeast Missouri's pastures are in poor or very poor condition, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's weekly Crop Progress and Conditions report. Hay is in short supply too and with the hot, dry weather expected to continue, many farmers are selling off their herds all together...
Former Cape Girardeau teacher found not guilty of assaulting student (07/01/12)
Several hours of testimony Friday by three students didn't convince a jury that a former Cape Girardeau Central High School science teacher was guilty of assaulting one of his pupils during a January incident in a downtown parking lot.
Jackson boil order lifted (07/01/12)
The boil-water order that was in effect for properties along and around Old Cape Road East in Jackson has been lifted. City crews restored water service to all customers by Thursday afternoon and water quality sampling results received late Friday revealed no contamination. The city's water can now be safely consumed without boiling. The order was due to utility repair work along East Jackson Boulevard...
Southern Illinois preacher will return to court on child sex abuse charges (07/01/12)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Rev. Bill Vandergraph, 74, of Alto Pass, Ill., will return to court in July on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse for allegedly committing two sexual acts with a 4-year-old girl between January and May 2010.
Fire crews respond to small gas leak in Cape Girardeau (07/01/12)
At about 7:45 a.m. Friday, the Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to a gas leak near the intersection of Boulder Crest Drive and North Kingshighway at Cape County Park South, according to battalion chief Fred Vincel. Vincel said that the gas leak was caused by a contractor accidentally striking a gas line while digging. The leak was small and quickly contained. The Cape Girardeau Fire Department left the scene around 7:50 a.m...
About 100 attend transportation meeting in Cape Girardeau (07/01/12)
About 100 local business owners and concerned citizens attended a Blue Ribbon Citizens Committee on Transportation meeting on Missouri's transportation needs at the Show Me Center Friday. The event allowed citizens to speak about both their concerns for Missouri's transportation system as well as offer solutions to a Missouri Department of Transportation funding crisis...
Perryville man found guilty of rape, sodomy (07/01/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Bobby Joe Roberts, 57, was found guilty Friday of one count of rape and two counts of forcible sodomy in a Cape Girardeau County courtroom. Perryville city police received a report last August of a sexual assault at the Americas Best Value Inn on Liberty Street. ...
Sikeston man dies following shooting (07/01/12)
SIKESTON - A 19-year-old Sikeston man is dead after suffering multiple gunshot wounds early Saturday morning. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded around 2:15 a.m. Saturday to a report of gunshots in the 800 block of William Street. Upon arrival they found the man, who had been struck numerous times. He was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries, according to police...
Wayne County man who fled traffic stop arrested after manhunt (07/01/12)
GREENVILLE, Mo. -- After allegedly fleeing from officers earlier in the week during a traffic stop, a Wayne County, Mo., man is behind bars today. At about 10 p.m. Thursday, about 20 to 25 members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and its SWAT team, the Wayne County Sheriff's Department and SEMO Drug Task Force arrested Billy J. Hancock, according to Trooper Clark Parrott...
GOP candidate for secretary of state talks to voters in Cape Girardeau (07/01/12)
A Republican candidate for Missouri Secretary of State visited a Cape Girardeau breakfast joint Friday to talk to voters. Bill Stouffer was at Sands Pancake House for a meet-and-greet Friday morning. Stouffer is currently a Republican state senator representing district 21...
Burning banned in Missouri conservation areas (07/01/12)
Effective immediately, the Missouri Department of Conservation has issued a fire ban for all conservation areas, according to a department news release. The fire ban includes any open fires, including campfires and charcoal grills. The ban does permit the use of contained camp stoves and charcoal cooking fires in concrete or metal fire rings. The use of firewood in cooking fires is prohibited under the fire ban. Fireworks are already prohibited in Missouri conservation areas...
High temperatures Friday and Saturday break records in Cape Girardeau (07/01/12)
A new high temperature record was set Friday with a reading of 107 degrees at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. The reading shattered the old record for the date, 103 degrees, recorded in 1969, according to National Weather Service data. An excessive heat warning remained in effect for most of Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois through 6 p.m. Monday...
N. Outer Road reduced for pavement repairs (07/01/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- North Outer Road from One Mile Road to Highway 25 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane Monday and Tuesday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636, or visit www.modot.org/southeast...
Zonta holds "Evening of Murder, Mystery and Chocolate" (07/01/12)
ADAM VOGLER ~ avogler@semissourian.com Cheryl Klueppel, left, Dale Humphries, Dannette Miller and Reno Anderson play Hurry, Colum, Leonora and Marie during an "Evening of Murder, Mystery and Chocolate," Friday, June 29, at Buckner Brewing Co. ...
Club news 7-1-12 (07/01/12)
The regular monthly meeting of the Cape County Wild Horses 4-H Rodeo Club was called to order June 11 at Fruitland Community Church by president Logan Wessel. Pledges were led by Paige Cooper. "Happy Birthday" was sung to Micayla Gray and was led by song leaders Gabe Ruehling and Trenton Beard. Roll call was "What is your favorite season?" and answered by 16 members. There were nine leaders also present...
Blaze in Mark Twain forest partially contained (07/01/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Firefighters were working this weekend to mop up around the perimeter of a partially contained blaze that has burned up to 600 acres of the Mark Twain National Forest in Southeast Missouri. The fire started Thursday morning as "two little spots along the side of the road" and quickly spread throughout Iron County, said Jody Eberly, the fire management officer for the 1.5-million acre forest...
Missouri among 5 states selected for No Child Left Behind waiver (07/01/12)
Five more states have been granted relief from key requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, bringing the total to 24 states given waivers, the Education Department said Friday. Arkansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Utah and Virginia will be freed from the No Child Left Behind requirement that all students test proficient in math and reading by 2014, a goal the nation remains far from achieving...
National Guard helps patrol Colorado fire damage (07/01/12)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Making steady progress Saturday against the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history, crews kept a wary eye on weather that was getting warmer and drier as National Guard troops were deployed to help local police get things back to normal...
Eastern U.S. storms kill 13, cut power to millions (07/01/12)
WASHINGTON -- Millions across the mid-Atlantic region sweltered Saturday in the aftermath of violent storms that pummeled the eastern U.S. with high winds and downed trees, killing at least 13 people and leaving 3 million without power during a heat wave...
Rodney King remembered at funeral as forgiving man (07/01/12)
LOS ANGELES -- Rodney King was remembered in Los Angeles on Saturday as a forgiving man who bore the scars of his infamous beating with dignity. The Rev. Al Sharpton, who delivered the eulogy at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, said before the funeral that King never showed bitterness to the officers who beat him...
Today in History (07/01/12)
Today is Sunday, July 1, the 183rd day of 2012. There are 183 days left in the year. This is Canada Day. Today's Highlight in History: On July 1, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the first Pacific Railroad Act "to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri river to the Pacific ocean."...
Islamist Mohammed Morsi sworn in as Egypt's president (07/01/12)
CAIRO -- Islamist Mohammed Morsi promised a "new Egypt" and unwavering support to the powerful military as he took the oath of office Saturday to become the country's first freely elected president, succeeding Hosni Mubarak who was ousted 16 months ago...
Conference leaves open Assad question (07/01/12)
GENEVA -- An international conference Saturday accepted a U.N.-brokered peace plan for Syria, but left open the key question of whether the country's president could be part of a transitional government. The U.S. backed away from insisting that the plan explicitly exclude President Bashar Assad from any role in a new Syrian government, hoping the concession would encourage Russia to put greater pressure on its longtime ally to end the violent crackdown that the opposition says has claimed more than 14,000 lives.. ...
U.S. man in critical care after S. Africa chimp attack (07/01/12)
JOHANNESBURG -- In the six years he's managed a sanctuary for abused and orphaned chimpanzees, South African conservationist Eugene Cussons is from time to time called on to comment when an ape elsewhere in the world attacks a human. Cussons said he could always pinpoint a moment of taunting or perceived aggression that could have set off the quick and powerful animals...
Missouri eager for jump to SEC (07/01/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Perhaps the only downer in Missouri's jump to the Southeastern Conference is the indefinite interruption of the feisty border conflict with Kansas. The Jayhawks, who were left behind in the Big 12, were left feeling abandoned, jilted. Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self said several times last season that he couldn't see scheduling the Tigers anytime soon...
Capahas baseball team snares Valmeyer tournament win in 10th inning (07/01/12)
It looked like a missed opportunity for the Plaza Tire Capahas. Clayton Gibbons bunted a ball hard at the first baseman in an attempt to move up the runners on first and second. The Belleville, Ill., Rockies first baseman threw to third for the force out, and the third baseman attempted to complete a double play with a throw back to first. But the throw was high, which allowed the Capahas' courtesy runner to score from second base in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday...
Summer baseball roundup 7/1/12 (07/01/12)
The Jackson Senior American Legion baseball team left the bases loaded to end the game in its 11-9 loss to Dunklin County in Saturday's semifinal at the 7-Up Classic in Paragould, Ark. Jackson entered the seventh inning with an 8-6 lead, but Dunklin County rallied...
Lynn scuffles in Cardinals' 7-3 loss (07/01/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Lance Lynn still is trying to figure out how to end his slump. The St. Louis Cardinals right-hander, who gave up a first-inning grand slam to Pedro Alvarez in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, insists his recent woes are not fatigue-related...
Cardinals bullpen undergoes facelift (07/01/12)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals shook up their bullpen one day after four relievers were tagged for seven runs over four innings of a blowout loss to Pittsburgh. The Cardinals on Saturday optioned right-hander Eduardo Sanchez and rookie left-hander Sam Freeman to Class AAA Memphis and purchased the contract of rookie lefty Barret Browning and recalled right-hander Maikel Cleto from the same club. ...
Former Southeast football player now serves in ministry (07/01/12)
Fans of Southeast Missouri State University football may remember Ryan Taloa for his days on the field. These days, however, Taloa, finds himself working in Texas with Campus Outreach. In this week's Ministry Focus, Taloa tells us what led him to work in the ministry and what opportunities he had to share his faith through football at Southeast...
Christians should invest their lives in others (07/01/12)
I've recently had the privilege and honor of officiating a funeral for a gentleman who served in both the European and Pacific theaters during World War II. We are all indebted to his service. A few weeks prior I was able to sit down and talk with a man about his World War II experience. He along with the flight crew he served with survived a crash in the Northern Atlantic. The crew was only trained so that they could survive for about 30 minutes in the frigid waters. The crew survived 12 hours...
Believe that you can survive life's hardships and you will (07/01/12)
Numerous obstacles people face in life are anything but easy. You wonder, "How can I possibly get through this?" Your heart is breaking and you feel that you cannot possibly endure the sadness you feel. "How can you?" One of the most traumatic circumstances someone might experience is the death of a spouse -- particularly if you're a couple who has been close. Many have told me that life is certainly not the same as before. It's like a part of them is gone...
Pet of the Week (07/01/12)
NAME: Barney OWNERS: Terry and Linda Burnette ABOUT BARNEY: Barney is a beagle mix. He enjoys playing fetch, wrestling and playing with his toys. ...
Adopt Malibu (07/01/12)
Malibu is a 5 year old declawed white kitty. She is extremely sweet. Malibu is very talkative and ready for a lovable home. For more information, contact Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary at 243-9823. ...
Adopt Grace (07/01/12)
Grace is 1 year old. She is a very sweet medium-sized dog. Grace is available for adoption at The Humane Society 334-5837. ...
Expand your yard's horizons, for free (07/01/12)
If your garden or yard is feeling too small, expand your horizons without buying another square inch of property or doing much work. Just borrow some landscape. "Borrowed landscape" is a technique frequently used in designing Japanese gardens, where it is called shakkei, but it can be employed in any garden style. The idea is to incorporate distant elements of the surrounding landscape into your own, creating the feeling of greater space...
Generosity 7-1-12 (07/01/12)
Alliance Bank and employees donated $4,644.34 to United Way of Southeast Missouri during the 2011-2012 annual campaign. From left: Shelly Kaiser, Gary Diebold, Laura Payne, Melissa Moore, Peggy Kelley, Karlis Hennrich, Cindy Bertrand, Julie Schlosser, Chelsea Wichern, Kevin Greaser, Lori Fowler, Paula Myers, Cord Polen, Diane Schweer, Theresa Boehme, Monica James and Heidi Duckworth...
Awards/Accomplishments 7-1-12 (07/01/12)
BSA Troop 16 of Cape Girardeau honors the Screaming Eagle Patrol, all of whom received the rank of Eagle Scout. From left are Matt Jedlinski, Adam Raines, Aaron Arnzen and Cole Howell. Bob and Kathy Holloway received the Bob Miller Award in recognition of service that upheld the name and tradition of the Notre Dame athletic program and Notre Dame Regional High School. ...
FYI 7-1-12 (07/01/12)
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson will host its vacation Bible school, called "The Amazing Desert Journey," July 8 through 11. On July 8, registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. There will be an ice cream social for everyone at 7:30 p.m. Activities July 9 and 10 will be from 6 to 8 p.m. ...
Movie event geared for those with autism, other disabilities (07/01/12)
On the third Saturday of every month, Sensory Saturdays at Cape West 14 Cine provides those with autism or other disabilities an opportunity to enjoy movies in a comfortable setting. "It is an opportunity for parents to spend more time with their kids in a setting that is accepting and comfortable to them," behavior analyst Leanne Hopper said...
New cookbook from Perryville County Parish (07/01/12)
Who doesn't enjoy getting a new cookbook? I know I love getting a new book to read and start trying new recipes from the book. For my birthday, my sister Barb gave me the new "Home Cooking at its Best" cookbook from Christ the Savior Parish of Brewer, Mo. ...
American bald eagles are family birds (07/01/12)
The American bald eagle is a large bird of prey that lives for up to 30 years in the wilds of North America. A male and a female will become mates for life and may nest in the same tree for many years. When a nest is built, the pair will work diligently piling sticks into the strongest limbs of a big tree. When the nest is about five feet across, it will be big enough for the eggs to be laid...
Cruise, Holmes divorcing (07/01/12)
NEW YORK -- Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing, bringing an end to one of Hollywood's most unexpected marriages, one that spawned euphoric couch-jumping on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and endless speculation in the tabloids. After five years of marriage, Holmes filed for divorce from Cruise on Thursday, said Cruise's lawyer Bert Fields...
Conner Moore (07/01/12)
Conner Renee Moore, age 7 days, daughter of Joshua Moore and Holly Collins of Jackson, met Jesus on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Conner struggled with multiple complications during the brief week of her life. She was born Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Kimberly Fisher (07/01/12)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Kimberly Ann Fisher, 52, of Advance passed away Friday, June 29, 2012, at her home. She was born Sept. 21, 1959, at Benton Harbor, Mich., the daughter of Charles and July Singleton Williams. Kim was a loving mother and wife. She was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She had worked in retail advertising. She believed in the Baptist faith...
Melva McEndree (07/01/12)
At long last, Melva McEndree, 94, reunited with her beloved C.W. "Mac" McEndree and cherished grandson, Scott McEndree on Friday, June 29, 2012. Her children will hold her in their hearts always -- Maureen and Sam Ottenlips (daughter and son-in-law) and Michael and Diane McEndree (son and daughter-in-law). ...
Donald Miller (07/01/12)
Donald Lee Miller, 51, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Patton, Mo., died Friday, June 29, 2012, at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at Liley Funeral Home in Patton. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Thompson Cemetery near Gordonville...
Gary Niswonger (07/01/12)
Gary N. Niswonger, 76, former fire chief for the city of Jackson, passed away Friday, June 29, 2012, at Delmar Gardens on the Green in Chesterfield, Mo. He was born Aug. 24, 1935, in Cape Girardeau to Pink and Ella Welker Niswonger. He and Margaret Clifton were married July 3, 1954. They had been married 52 years when Margaret passed away Sept. 21, 2006. After her passing, Gary moved to St. Louis to be near his family...
Keith Patterson (07/01/12)
Keith F. Patterson, 49, of Scott City died Friday, June 29, 2012, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Sept. 19, 1962, in Cape Girardeau to Henry and Judy Patterson. He and Donna Davis were married Dec. 3, 1988. Keith was a route salesman for Sara Lee Bakery...
J.T. Price (07/01/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- J.T. Price, 85, of Perryville died Friday, June 29, 2012, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Perryville. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Perryville, with the Rev. Thomas Handrick officiating...
Verna Roth (07/01/12)
FROHNA, Mo. -- Verna M. Roth, 87, of Frohna died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 11, 1924, in Frohna, daughter of Arthur and Amanda (Hellewege) Vogel. She and Richard Roth were married May 5, 1946. He survives in Frohna...
Gerald Stevens (07/01/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Gerald L. Stevens, 72, of Marble Hill, formerly of Cape Girardeau, passed away Friday, June 29, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Gerald was born Dec. 8, 1939, in Cape Girardeau, to Charles M. and Glenda A. Bridges Stevens...
Births 7/1/12 (07/01/12)
Daughter to Richard Patrick and Jana Lin Smith of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 1:25 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Name, Avalyn Marie. Weight, 2 pounds, 2 ounces. Third child, second daughter. Mrs. Smith is the former Jana Murdock, daughter of Robert and Linda Murdock of Sikeston, Mo. Smith is the son of Greg and Melody Smith of Baxter, Minn. He is branch manager at One Main Financial...
Hertenstein - Crowell (07/01/12)
Casey Nicole Hertenstein and Jason Glennon Crowell were married Oct. 15, 2011, at Centenary United Methodist Church. Brett Cheek and the Rev. Rob Mehner performed the ceremony. Music was provided by organist, Beverly Reece, and Trio Girardeaux. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Debbie Reynolds and Mike and Tammy Hertenstein, all of Mt. Vernon, Ill. The groom is the son of Terry and Terry Crowell of Cape Girardeau...
Reinagel - Litzelfelner (07/01/12)
Ashley Reinagel and John Litzelfelner were married Sept. 24, 2011, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. The Revs. John Harth and Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Vocalist and guitarist was Angie Kapp of Cape Girardeau; vocalist was Anita Layton, aunt of the bride; pianist was Krista Keesee; and guitarist was Maria Layton, cousin of the bride, all of Kelso...
Frank - Feichtinger (07/01/12)
James and Vicki Frank of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Lynn Frank of St. Louis, to Craig Feichtinger of Troy, Ill. He is the son of Marilyn Feichtinger of Collinsville, Ill., and the late Frank Feichtinger. Frank received bachelor degrees in marketing and mass communication from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed by Fox Networks in St. Louis...
Greer - Downing (07/01/12)
ORAN, Mo. -- Charles and Alisha Strop of Oran announce the engagement of their daughter, Sierra Nichole Greer, to James Robert-Michael Downing. He is the son of Rodger and Angie Downing of Oran. Greer is a 2010 graduate of Oran High School. She is employed at Walmart in Cape Girardeau...
Wilson - Greaser (07/01/12)
Dan and Teri Wilson of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Kathleen Wilson, to Stuart Andrew Greaser, both of St. Louis. He is the son of Julie Greaser and Kevin and Linda Greaser of Cape Girardeau. Wilson is a 2007 graduate of Central High School. ...
Hutson - Williams (07/01/12)
Phillip and Barbara Hutson of Marble Hill, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sasha Nicole Hutson, to Blake Richard Williams, both of Jackson. He is the son of Duayne and Nancy Williams. Hutson is a 2006 graduate of Woodland High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in business administration (accounting) and a bachelor of arts degree in history from Southeast Missouri State University in 2010. She is an accountant with Beussink, Hey and Roe, PC, in Cape Girardeau...
Mobley - Keen (07/01/12)
Edwin and Jane Mobley of Doniphan, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Rian Mobley, to Justin Thomas Keen, both of Jackson. He is the son of Bonnie and Mike Bolling and Mike and Carol Keen of Jackson. Mobley received a bachelor of science degree in business management from Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Mo. She is director of marketing for Bagger Dave's and Buffalo Wild Wings...
Tally - Coffman (07/01/12)
Ben and Jo Tally of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Leigh Tally, to Brandon Heath Coffman, both of Oak Ridge. He is the son of Mike and Tammy Coffman of Bradyville, Tenn. Tally is a 1995 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in 2001. She is employed at the university's Autism Center...
Cook - Sugden (07/01/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Ken and Diane Cook of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Marie Cook, to Jared Bannister Sugden of Marthasville, Mo. He is the son of Brent and Teresa Sugden of Argenta, Ill. Cook is a 2005 graduate of Delta High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in animal science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2009. She is employed in human resources at Rose Acre Farms in Hawk's Point, Mo...
Beussink - Nelson (07/01/12)
Brent and Geri Beussink of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Beussink, to Derek Nelson, both of Chicago. He is the son of Noleen Nelson of Arlington Heights, Ill., and the late Stuart Nelson Jr. Beussink is a 2005 graduate of Notre Dame High School. ...
Boudinot - 60 Years (07/01/12)
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Boudinot of Jackson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at their home June 16, 2012. Hosts were their children. Boudinot and Jacqueline Hoffmeister were married June 22, 1952, at First Baptist Church in Jackson, by the Rev. L.A. Greene. It was a double ceremony with Mrs. Boudinot's sister, Pat Baker and husband Don...
Craft - 50 Years (07/01/12)
Ray and Betty Craft of Cape Girardeau will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday. The couple was married July 5, 1962, at First Christian Church, by the Rev. Donald Pelsue. The Crafts have three children, Jeretta (Steve) Schaefer of Charlotte, N.C., Pamela Craft of Munford, Tenn., and Gregory (Amanda) Craft of Cape Girardeau. They have three grandchildren, Anneliese Schaefer of Charlotte, Isabelle and Vincent Craft of Cape Girardeau...
Venable - 60 Years (07/01/12)
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Venable of Jackson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 30, 2012. Venable and Susan La Pierre were married May 30, 1952, at Mac Murray College in Jacksonville, Ill. She graduated June 1. The Venables have lived in Jackson 60 years...
Out of the past 7/1/12 (07/01/12)
The final piece of Saint Francis Medical Center's emergency and trauma program is set in place with the addition of an air ambulance service; Gene Huckstep, the chairman of the hospital's board of directors, calls the air service "the icing on the cake."...
Summer school menus 72 to 7-6 (07/01/12)
MONDAY--Ham sandwich, peas, chips, fruit. TUESDAY--Crispito with cheese sauce, green beans, fruit. WEDNESDAY--No classes. THURSDAY--Chicken alfredo, corn, fruit. FRIDAY--Cheeseburger, potato wedges, fruit...
Local man has a heart to feed others through community gardens (07/01/12)
Robert Harris is an unpaid servant of the city of Cape Girardeau. He works tirelessly to help maintain the community gardens at various locations in the city. His work began with a dream -- a dream of building a network of gardens to feed those in need, and in turn would reach many youths and organizations who would help make the dream come true...
Spirit nominees (07/01/12)
Each year it's an honor for the Southeast Missourian to recognize people who embody the spirit of America. Whether it's for patriotism and having served in the armed forces or for a number of other reasons, there are many in this part of the state who consistently display a giving and selfless attitude...
Fishing trip (07/01/12)
Bryanna Hale caught this 2 1/2-pound crappie at her grandparents pond in Cape
Fishing trip (07/01/12)
Nolan caught this 4 1/2 pound bass at his home in the Cape area.
Teamster in Training (07/01/12)
7 yr old Emily Dockins learning how to drive a team (Snake Lady,Sweetie Pie)on a 10 mile wagon ride in Bollinger County
it's not easy to look beautiful (07/01/12)
Autumn doesn't like having the tangles combed out

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