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Stories from Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sales tax collections up for local governments, especially Jackson (07/12/12)
Cape Girardeau County consumers are spending more again this year, with sales tax collections showing a trend of slow but continued growth that seems to be bucking -- if only slightly -- a dismal national economic outlook.
Workers run into bee problem while demolishing Franklin Elementary (07/12/12)
Demolition crews starting to tear down the old Franklin Elementary in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday encountered a group not quite ready for the school to go.
Cape Parks and Rec Day aims to get children involved in recreation (07/12/12)
Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation will team with the Southeast Missourian Jr. to help get children involved and interested in recreational activity. The 11th annual Cape Girardeau Parks and Rec Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 13 at the Osage Centre. ...
Cape Parks and Rec now managing soccer league (07/12/12)
A mutual agreement between the Cape Area Youth Soccer Association and the city of Cape Girardeau has led to a changing of the guard for youth soccer in the community. CAYSA has been in charge of youth soccer leagues and recreation tournaments in Cape Girardeau for the past 32 years...
Two businesses, church in Cape County burglarized (07/12/12)
As usual, Revis Reisenbichler walked into the office of his Pocahontas business about 5:45 a.m. Wednesday to prepare for the day. What was not usual was finding his gun safe smashed on the floor. While none of his guns was missing, cash from the previous day's sales was gone...
Bloomfield Street home damaged in fire (07/12/12)
No one was home when fire heavily damaged a Cape Girardeau home early Wednesday evening. Shortly before 6 p.m., neighbors reported thick brown smoke coming from the eaves of a home at 1911 Bloomfield St., fire chief Rick Ennis said. Sixteen firefighters in five firetrucks responded and brought the fire under control in about 10 minutes, he said. The fire was primarily in the hidden voids within walls, Ennis said...
Jackson chamber hosts annual ag tour (07/12/12)
For more than 30 years now, the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce's Agri-Business Tour has showcased local farms and manufacturing facilities. More than 100 people took part Wednesday in the annual tour, which included stops at Nordenia USA's Hubble Creek Plant in the Jackson Industrial Park; Richardet Feedyards in Perry County; and TG Missouri in Perryville...
Bloomfield alderman steps down (07/12/12)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Bloomfield Board of Aldermen accepted the resignation of one of its members in a special meeting Monday night. Steve Larsen, who was elected in April, submitted his resignation in writing, listing only "reasons apparent."...
Annual New Hamburg Picnic set for this weekend (07/12/12)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- When asked what makes the annual New Hamburg Picnic so special, event chairman Nathan Dirnberger didn't have to think long before answering. "It's just good, small-town fun," he said. "It's a good atmosphere, and everybody is always happy."...
Storm causes 2,400 to lose power in Bollinger County (07/12/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- About 2,400 customers were without power Wednesday night in Bollinger County after storms moved through. According to Black River Electric Cooperative, high winds downed several trees when the system moved through about 5:30 p.m...
New retail store opening in Marble Hill (07/12/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Amid concern about upcoming water bill increases and passing bond issues for sewer improvements, the Marble Hill Board of Aldermen received some good news Monday night. Family Dollar Store plans to build a store in Marble Hill, on three acres next to Jay's Barbecue...
Candidate questionnaire: Mark Memoly (07/12/12)
NAME: Mark Memoly AGE: 57 PLACE OF BIRTH: West Brighton, NY SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES: Danielle Lauren Memoly Brooke Michelle Memoly EDUCATION: Mizzou Advocate M.B.A. FDU B.B.A. Stetson University OCCUPATION: U.S. Senate Candidate EMPLOYER: ATB BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART:...
Senators ask for disaster declarations (07/12/12)
U.S. senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill sent a letter Wednesday to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack asking him to grant Gov. Jay Nixon's request for a primary disaster declaration for 114 counties in Missouri. The request is due to the losses sustained by farmers and ranchers as a result of the extreme drought conditions...
Cape man charged with unlawful use of a weapon (07/12/12)
A Cape Girardeau man was in custody, charged with a felony and a misdemeanor, after shots were fired in a southside neighborhood early Wednesday morning. Officers responded about 12:15 a.m. to the 900 block of Hackberry Street, after receiving reports of shots fired, said officer Darin Hickey.
No injuries reported in Cairo house fire (07/12/12)
CAIRO, Ill. -- No one was injured when fire destroyed a Cairo home Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters responded about 3:45 p.m. to a house fire at 427 Union St., said fire chief John Meyer.
Marble Hill officials ironing out ordinance on who manages city personnel (07/12/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- An ordinance to transfer authority over city personnel to the Marble Hill board of aldermen did not get a chance to be read at the board's meeting Monday night. It will take a special meeting in the near future to iron out some differences between the board and Mayor Michael Sowers before all concerned can agree on who can hire, fire and manage city personnel.
U.S. House panel advances burn-pit bill (07/12/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A congressional committee has advanced a bill by Rep. Todd Akin, of Missouri, that would create a government registry for veterans who may have been exposed to toxic smoke while in Iraq and Afghanistan. The measure was rolled into a larger veterans bill that was approved Wednesday by the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. ...
Some corn farmers mow fields as drought worsens (07/12/12)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Some cornstalks in fields around the farm where David Kellerman works stand tall, but appearances can be deceiving. When the husks are pulled back, the cobs are empty. No kernels developed as the plants struggled with heat and drought...
Electric rates not falling along with fuel costs (07/12/12)
NEW YORK -- A plunge in the price of natural gas has made it cheaper for utilities to produce electricity. But the savings aren't translating to lower rates for customers. Instead, U.S. electricity prices are going up. Electricity prices are forecast to rise slightly this summer. ...
Today in History (07/12/12)
Today is Thursday, July 12, the 194th day of 2012. There are 172 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 12, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill passed by Congress authorizing the Medal of Honor. On this date:...
Bosnians bury victims of Srebrenica massacre (07/12/12)
SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- The pain that seared Srebrenica 17 years ago burned fresh Wednesday as tens of thousands of Bosnian Muslims came to bury their dead in the town whose name is now synonymous with genocide. In a ceremony broadcast live on television across the country, 520 coffins were placed in the ground as tears flowed from family and friends...
Opposition: Syria's Iraq ambassador has defected (07/12/12)
ISTANBUL -- The Syrian ambassador to Iraq has defected, denouncing President Bashar Assad in a TV statement Wednesday, becoming the most senior diplomat to abandon the regime during a bloody 16-month uprising. Nawaf Fares, a former provincial governor, is the second prominent Syrian to break with the regime in less than a week. ...
Charleston repeats as state Senior Babe Ruth baseball tournament champion (07/12/12)
Charleston used the hard road to repeat as Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state champion. The host Fighting Squirrels dropped their second tournament game but battled back to post six straight wins in the nine-team, double-elimination event at Hillhouse Park...
Rams QB Bradford still glad he stayed at Oklahoma (07/12/12)
NORMAN, Okla. -- St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford still believes he made the right move three years removed from his decision to stay in school at Oklahoma after winning the Heisman Trophy. And he's not about to question why current Sooners quarterback Landry Jones decided to follow in his footsteps...
neXt up 7/12/12 (07/12/12)
FRIDAY "Moonrise Kingdom," rated PG-13 @ Cape West 14 Cine "Ice Age: Continental Drift," rated PG @ Cape West 14 Cine SATURDAY Sunday NEXT WEEK "The Dark Knight Rises," rated PG-13 @ Cape West 14 Cine Starts midnight July 19 "NCAA Football 13" X360 PS3...
Hooked on Science: Make a fire tornado (07/12/12)
Wildfires continue to burn throughout Colorado. Sometimes fire devils or fire tornadoes will form during a wildfire. Adult supervision is recommended. Materials STEP 2: Cut the sponge into four pieces. Place two of the sponge pieces into the bowl...
who's neXt 7/12/12 (07/12/12)
Scholarships honors/achievements -- From staff reports ...
School storage shows some style (07/12/12)
Kids, especially girls, have always hung photos, mirrors or handmade decorations in their school lockers. Now, retailers are giving them the option of buying coordinated locker trimmings that would make interior designers jealous. Options include carpeting, chandeliers, wallpaper and a variety of accessories in bold, bright colors. Everything adheres magnetically so the products don't damage the lockers...
Thomas Beadles (07/12/12)
Thomas Harvey Beadles, 102, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. He was born Jan. 4, 1910, in Cairo, Ill., to Jesse Asa and Zada Wade Beadles. He and Virginia Vandivort were married May 5, 1936, at Christ Episcopal Church. She died May 24, 2003...
Rudolph Clapp (07/12/12)
Rudolph McCarty "Rudy" Clapp, 84, of Scott City died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 22, 1928, in Byron, Ga., son of the Rev. Edwin M. and Willie "Blanche" Greer Clapp Sr. Rudy married Evelyn S. Sanders Maurath on June 9, 1999, in Clayton, Mo...
Beverly Dunlap (07/12/12)
Beverly J. Kelley Dunlap, 59, of Cape Girardeau passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at her home. She was born July 31, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, to the late William Howard and Delta Marjorie Lemmon Kelley. Beverly and Wesley Dunlap were married July 31, 1972, in Cape Girardeau...
Trent Eastwood (07/12/12)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Trent Owen Eastwood, 1 month, of Tamms died Monday, July 9, 2012, at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, Ill. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ebenezer Hall Cemetery at Lick Creek, Ill...
Kent Honey (07/12/12)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Grady Kent Honey, 49, of Olive Branch passed away suddenly Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at his home. He was born Jan. 13, 1963, in Cairo, Ill., son of Paul Dean and Judy Gentle Honey. Kent was a member of Olive Branch Methodist Church, and enjoyed golfing. He was a registered nurse in the Cardiac Care Center at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
Joe Ann Johnson (07/12/12)
Joe Ann Johnson, 87, of Macon, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Macon Health Care Center. A graveside service was held June 8, 2012, at Park Lawn Cemetery in Brookfield, Mo., with the Rev. Jim Bolin officiating. Joe Ann was born Oct. 8, 1924, at Neelys Landing, daughter of Robert Ellison and Mary Elizabeth McCain Rumfelt. She married Charles William Johnson Jr. on March 12,1955. He preceded her in death May 24, 2003...
Julia Moses (07/12/12)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Julia H. Moses, 85, of Mounds died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Marka Nursing Home in Mascoutah, Ill. She was born Nov. 25, 1926, in Olive Branch, Ill., daughter of William and Thelma A. Wonderby Wilbourn. She was married to Sam Moses, who preceded her in death Jan. 14, 2010...
Dennis Peetz (07/12/12)
Dennis Peetz, 64, of West Melbourne, Fla., passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012. He was born Sept. 14, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, to Otto and Lawana Peetz. He was raised in Gordonville and graduated from Jackson High School. Survivors include a son, Roger Peetz of Tennessee; two daughters, Denise Patrick of Ohio, Dana Bell of Chaffee, Mo.; and a sister, Loida (Ted) Quatmann of Jackson...
Aaron Sadler (07/12/12)
Aaron Lee Sadler, 28, of Jackson died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at his home after a battle with cancer. He was born July 13, 1983, in Cape Girardeau, to Albert and Cindy Smith Sadler. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ in Jackson, where he played the piano and was a youth leader. He was a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School and a 2011 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, where he earned a master's degree in history...
Births 7/12/12 (07/12/12)
Son to Ashley Nicole King and Edward Lamar Willis of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 8:32 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Name, Aiden Lamar. Weight, 5 pounds, 12 ounces. First child. Ms. King is the daughter of Toni King and Charles Wiseman of Cape Girardeau. Willis is the son of Gloria Willis of Cape Girardeau...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/12/12 (07/12/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police and fire 7/12/12 (07/12/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Out of the past 7/12/12 (07/12/12)
Two pastors were recently installed at area Lutheran churches; the Rev. Dell Crockett became the pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church at Jackson Route 1 in June, and the Rev. Charles C. Minetree was ordained and installed as pastor of Christ Lutheran Church at Gordonville on July 5...
The International Criminal Court and the rule of tyrants (07/12/12)
In 2010, I visited the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, a war crimes court in The Hague, Netherlands. Sitting less than 10 feet from me, albeit on the other side of a soundproof and ballistic-resistant glass wall, was Radovan Karadzic, an accused Bosnian Serb war criminal finally arrested in 2008. ...
Program audit (07/12/12)
Perhaps the biggest issue on the minds of Americans right now is jobs. And in Missouri this is no different. One effort to stimulate Missouri's job growth in recent years has been the state's Quality Jobs program. Supported by members of both parties, the program -- administered by the Department of Economic Development -- offers tax breaks to businesses that create or retain a minimum number of jobs. ...
Defund National Park Service (07/12/12)
The following letter to the editor was sent in response to the letter "An unacceptable plan." Through the regulation of the Ozarks National Scenic Riverways, the National Park Service is claiming ownership of specific natural resources in Missouri. In order to claim ownership of something one must be able to control it. In several cases over the decades, the Supreme Court of the United States has held that the federal government can regulate that which it subsidizes...
Speak Out 7/12/12 (07/12/12)
Many thanks go out to those utility workers who spend their days outside keeping us cool inside. I'm never complaining about my utility bill again. I would like to thank the veterans who put on the fireworks display on July 4. It was the most fabulous fireworks I've ever seen. My father is a resident there. Thanks again. It was wonderful...
Prayer 7/12/12 (07/12/12)
O Lord Jesus, bless those who selflessly help others in need. Amen.
Paid election letter: Emerson fights for our values (07/12/12)
I endorse Jo Ann Emerson for Congress and have for a number of years. Although I don't agree with every decision she or any other politician has made, I do believe she has a demonstrated history of conservative practice. She opposed the expansion of Obamacare and would vote to repeal it. ...
Girardot Chapter IAAP Uses Games to Bond (07/12/12)
Girardot Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) took a July break from business meetings and professional seminars to focus on team building. The chapter came together in a game night, rotating from table to table in an effort to get to interact with everyone. An entertaining evening set up new understanding between members that don't usually get time to spend with each other. It was a great stress buster for busy administrative professionals...
Blood donors trump nature's vampires (07/12/12)
"Nature's Vampires" is the theme today at this month's Nature Center at Night event, complementing the Red Cross Blood Drive held from 2 to 7 p.m. at the center. Missouri Department of Conservation Outreach and Education Supervisor, AJ Hendershott, (pictured) was one of 25 donors at the Nature Center before 4 p.m. ...
Ameren Missouri Launches Statewide Grant Program (07/12/12)
ST LOUIS, MO - JULY 12: (Top row L-R) St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, Tom Wild, Executive Director of Gene Slay's Boys Club of St Louis, Flint Fowler, Executive Director of Boys' and Girls' Club of Greater St Louis, Martin L. Mathews, President, CEO & Co-Founder Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club, Michael Moehn, Ameren Missouri Senior Vice President Customer Operation, St. ...
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