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Hospitals say they're making progress on electronic records (09/02/12)
While a recent report by the Missouri Hospital Association showed hospitals in the greater Southeast Missouri region behind the rest of the state when it comes to electronic medical records, hospital officials say they are making progress. Hospitals in Cape Girardeau, Perryville and Sikeston are higher than the regional and state average in their compliance with 24 key electronic records functions included in federal health care reform...
Sen. Blunt talks regulation with local officials at Jackson stop (09/02/12)
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt stopped at the Jackson Chamber of Commerce on Friday to speak with local officials and businesspeople about government regulations following a tour of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway, where he viewed progress thud far to rebuild the levee after last year's intentional breaches...
No paper Monday (09/02/12)
The Southeast Missourian will not print an edition on Monday and offices will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Normal printing and office hours will resume on Tuesday.
Schnucks weekly circular moving to Wednesdays from Sundays (09/02/12)
Southeast Missourian readers will need to look for the Schnucks circular in the Wednesday issue starting this week. Following the lead of other stores in the supermarket industry, Cape Girardeau's Schnucks supermarket will now start its weekly sales on Wednesdays instead of Sundays...
Real estate agents say Cape rental ordinance presents 'access issue' (09/02/12)
Members of the Cape Girardeau County Board of Realtors will return to Cape Girardeau's city council meeting Tuesday night to make a second attempt at convincing the city to change a proposed rental licensing ordinance. Ken Kiefer, chairman of the board's governmental affairs committee, said the board supports an ordinance that would promote safety for tenants through inspections, but the way the ordinance is currently written could allow unauthorized property inspections and creates liability risks for real estate agents.. ...
McCaskill touts fight to save rural post offices at SEMO Port stop (09/02/12)
U.S. Sen Claire McCaskill pledged to continue "rattling some cages" in Washington D.C. in her fight to save rural post offices during a Southeast Missouri stop Friday at the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority. McCaskill has been touring the state in recent days to tout her efforts to save more than 100 of Missouri's rural post offices from closure, including Cape Girardeau's Richard G. ...
Show Me Center names new leadership (09/02/12)
A new director and business manager have been chosen to lead the Show Me Center at Southeast Missouri State University. Wil Gorman is currently project manager with DNC-Sportservice at Scottsdale Stadium in Arizona and Rangers Ballpark of Arlington, Texas, is the new director. He will begin his duties Sept. 17. Shannon Buford, who has been educational director at Metro Business College in Cape Girardeau since 2011, took over as business manager on Aug. 27...
Arts Council of Southeast Missouri receives $10,000 NEA grant (09/02/12)
The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri received a grant of $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts, according to a Friday news release. The grant will allow the organization to host an artist-residency program in conjunction with classes offered at the Alternative Education Center in Cape Girardeau. ...
Noranda, union extend contract talks (09/02/12)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Noranda Aluminum Inc. and the United Steelworkers of America, the union that represents about 780 employees at the Southeast Missouri aluminum plant, have agreed to a one-week extension of the current collective bargaining agreement...
Work reduces Route H in Bollinger County (09/02/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route H in Bollinger County will be reduced between Route FF and Highway 34 as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. Weather permitting, work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. The work zone will be marked with signs...
Route FF reduced for pavement repairs (09/02/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Route FF in Bollinger County will be reduced from Route PP and Route H on Tuesday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs...
Mannheim Steamroller coming to Show Me Center (09/02/12)
Grammy award-winning band Mannheim Steamroller is coming to the Show Me Center in December. The group will perform Dec. 13 as part of their "Mannheim Steamroller Christmas" tour. The tour, now in its 27th year, was one of the top 20 concert tours in the nation last year, according to Billboard. Mannheim Steamroller's two touring ensembles will hold more than 90 performances throughout the United States this year...
Pastor reports church parsonage burglarized in Cape (09/02/12)
Centenary United Methodist Church's pastor came home Thursday night to find the parsonage where he resides being burglarized by two men. Cape Girardeau police spokesman Darin Hickey said the pastor reported to police seeing one man in a nearby alley and another standing in the open doorway when he arrived at the house at 700 Bellevue St. around 8:45 p.m. Thursday.
Former Mo. House speaker registers as lobbyist (09/02/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Former Missouri House speaker Steven Tilley is now a registered lobbyist in Jefferson City. Tilley, a Republican from Perryville, Mo., announced his resignation from the House in mid-August, five months before his term would have ended.
Missouri Department of Conservation lifts fire ban (09/02/12)
The Missouri Department of Conservation announced the fire ban in conservation areas has been lifted, in a news release Friday. "Although we don't believe we are completely out of danger," forestry management chief Mike Hoffmann said in the release. ...
U.S. 60 reduced for bridge maintenance (09/02/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- U.S. 60 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane Tuesday, as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge maintenance. The bridge is between Route N and County Road 554. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636, or visit www.modot.org/southeast...
Two arrested on drug charges in Puxico (09/02/12)
PUXICO, Mo. -- An investigation into alleged wildlife violations landed a rural Puxico couple in jail and facing arraignment after recently being charged with drug-related violations, the Daily American Republic reported. Darrell Lee Buttry, 51, and his 33-year-old wife, Laura M. ...
Route F reduced for partial road overlay (09/02/12)
WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo. -- Route F in Stoddard County, from U.S. 60 to Route J, will be reduced to one lane Tuesday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews continue to partially overlay the road. The work will be done from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting. The work zone will be marked with signs. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636, or visit www.modot.org/southeast...
U.S. 61 reduced for bridge repairs Tuesday (09/02/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- U.S. 61 in Perry County will be reduced to one lane Tuesday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make bridge repairs. The bridge is between routes E and P. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636, or visit www.modot.org/southeast...
MoDOT to discuss federal funds available (09/02/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold an informational workshop Sept. 12 at Dexter, Mo., for cities and counties interested in applying for Transportation Enhancement funds. The workshop will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. ...
Celebrating 25th anniversary (09/02/12)
Submitted photo AARP Chapter 4041 held its 25th anniversary celebration on Aug. 6. Shown are past presidents and active charter members, from left, Doris Langston, past president; Muriel Day, active charter member; Laverne Nothdurft, past president; Mary Berry, active charter member; Brucie Woods, past president; Bob Harper, past president; Marcie Fuller, past president; and Opal Collins, active charter member...
Aftermath of Isaac spins off tornadoes in Butler, Dunklin counties (09/02/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The remnants of Hurricane Isaac spun off tornadoes in Southeast Missouri and have dumped several inches of rain on the state.
Farm Bureau reconsiders Akin support (09/02/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Farm Bureau is reconsidering its endorsement of Republican Rep. Todd Akin for U.S. Senate because of comments he made about women being able to thwart pregnancy in cases of "legitimate rape," an organization spokesman said Friday...
Democratic convention security rules trigger free speech worries (09/02/12)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Starting this weekend, someone walking through Charlotte's central business district could run afoul of the law by carrying water bottles, hair spray, socks or magic markers under sweeping security rules enacted ahead of the Democratic National Convention...
As Isaac pushes on, Gulf Coast slowly recovers (09/02/12)
NEW ORLEANS -- As the remnants of Hurricane Isaac pushed their way up the Mississippi valley on Saturday, spinning off severe thunderstorms and at least four tornadoes, some on the Gulf Coast were impatient with the pace of restoring power days after the storm dragged through the region...
Boomers retiring to rural areas won't find doctors (09/02/12)
GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Nina Musselman had no trouble finding a family doctor when she retired to rural Oregon nine years ago to be closer to her children. But then that doctor moved away, leaving her to search for another who would take Medicare...
Obama to try to make case at convention for sticking with him (09/02/12)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Don't expect President Barack Obama to try to reinvent himself next week at the Democratic Party's national convention. Instead, he and a slew of his supporters will seek to convince voters to stick with the president they know rather than gamble on someone new, a challenging task given that most Americans say the country is heading in the wrong direction...
Ex-Marine tweeted about killing co-workers in 2009 (09/02/12)
OLD BRIDGE, N.J. -- Unhappy with his life as a Marine stationed in California, Terence Tyler posed a question three years ago on Twitter: "is it normal to want to kill ALL of ur coworkers?" Struggling with depression, he left the Marines and recently started working at a supermarket in New Jersey...
ICE chief of staff resigns amid sexual misconduct claims (09/02/12)
WASHINGTON -- A senior Obama administration political appointee and longtime aide to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano resigned Saturday amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior lodged by at least three Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees...
Decision by Feds not to charge Arizona sheriff isn't the end (09/02/12)
PHOENIX -- The federal abuse-of-power investigation into America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff may have been closed without criminal charges but Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's legal troubles are far from over. A civil case brought by a small group of Latinos who accuse Arpaio's office of systematically racially profiling is awaiting a verdict from an Arizona-based federal judge...
Stocks higher, but volatile, after Bernanke speaks (09/02/12)
It took a while, but investors eventually decided they liked what they heard from Ben Bernanke, and stock indexes rose enough Friday to put them into positive territory for August. Stocks gyrated after the Federal Reserve chairman spoke on Friday morning. They first gave up their morning gains, then bolted to their highs for the day, before settled in-between...
Today in History (09/02/12)
Today is Sunday, Sept. 2, the 246th day of 2012. There are 120 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War II. On this date:...
Iran, N. Korea sign science and technology agreement (09/02/12)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran and North Korea signed a scientific and technological cooperation agreement Saturday, bringing the two nations deeply at odds with the U.S. closer together. Iranian state TV did not provide further details on the document but said it will include setting up joint scientific and technological laboratories, exchange of scientific teams between the two countries and transfer of technology in the fields of information technology, energy, environment, agriculture and food...
Quake off Philippines spurs small tsunami; one dead (09/02/12)
MANILA, Philippines -- Thousands of villagers who fled their coastal homes during a powerful earthquake in the central Philippines have returned home, but hundreds more still jittery from the temblor remained in evacuation centers Saturday, officials said...
Egypt's garbage problem tests country's new leaders (09/02/12)
CAIRO -- The pile of trash overwhelmed the median divider on Ahmed Zaki Street and spilled into oncoming traffic -- eggshells, rotten eggplants, soiled diapers, bottles, broken furniture, junked TV sets. Flies swarmed and the summer sun baked up a powerful stench...
Fourth-quarter rally leads Scott City football team past St. Vincent (09/02/12)
The Rams scored 23 points in the fourth quarter of a 29-20 victory over
Chaffee falls in double overtime without starting quarterback (09/02/12)
The Red Devils lost to St. Pius in double overtime.
Jackson, Central claim team titles at Jackson Invitational cross county meet (09/02/12)
Oak Ridge took third place in the senior boys division.
High school roundup: Perryville falls to defending state champion in tournament final (09/02/12)
The St. Pius Lady Lancers were crowned champions of the Notre Dame VolleyballFest tournament on Saturday, defeating two-time defending champion Perryville 24-26, 25-21, 25-14 in a three-set thriller. The Lancers are the defending Class 2 state champions...
Leopold bests Advance to claim Woodland Tournament crown (09/02/12)
The Leopold volleyball team avenged a pool-play loss to Advance to win the Woodland Tournament on Friday night. The Wildcats swept the championship match 25-20, 25-14. Advance had beaten Leopold 25-20, 25-21 on Tuesday. Allison Woodfin had seven kills and seven digs for Leopold (5-1), while Sydney Eeftink had nine assists and four digs...
Missouri opens with 62-10 rout of SE Louisiana (09/02/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Marcus Murphy scored on punt returns of 72 and 70 yards and Zaviar Gooden and Michael Sam fueled a lightning-fast start with early defensive touchdowns in Missouri's 62-10 season-opening rout of Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday night...
Southeast football team will face Kansas in 2014 season (09/02/12)
The Southeast Missouri State football team already has lined up its "money" game for the 2014 season. It was announced Friday that the Redhawks will play at Big 12 Conference member Kansas on Sept. 6, 2014, at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence. The meeting will be the first between the programs and will mark Southeast's second-ever matchup against a Big 12 opponent. Southeast lost at then-No. 6 Missouri 52-3 in 2008. The Tigers have since joined the SEC...
Area digest (09/02/12)
Cape Girardeau native Susan Beth Scott placed fifth in her first event at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. Scott swam a personal-best 28.92 seconds in the 50-meter freestyle Friday. Scott's next individual event is the 100 backstroke Tuesday. She may compete in the 400 freestyle relay Monday...
McIlroy and Woods could be headed for showdown (09/02/12)
NORTON, Mass. -- The Deutsche Bank Championship has had a fair amount of heavyweight bouts in only 10 years. This Labor Day weekend is shaping up as another one, featuring stars from two generations. Rory McIlroy at times made it look easy on his way to another 6-under 65 to take the 36-hole lead. Tiger Woods couldn't buy a putt and still had a 68, leaving him two shots behind. In between was Louis Oosthuizen, a former British Open champion...
Serena Williams gets payback with dominating win (09/02/12)
NEW YORK -- Serena Williams does not enjoy viewing videos of her losses. Not one bit. She used to engage in that sort of film work, she said, but "it was so painful; it was like stabbing myself." So even though Williams knew her third-round opponent at the U.S. Open would be the same woman she lost to at the Australian Open, preparing by studying a replay of that January defeat simply was out of the question...
Freese leads in Cards comeback victory over Nats (09/02/12)
WASHINGTON -- The Cardinals entered Saturday's game scuffling at the plate and searching for a win. They took care of both those problems. David Freese homered, drove in three runs and had a go-ahead single in the ninth inning Saturday to help the St. Louis Cardinals end a four-game skid with a wild, 10-9 win over the Washington Nationals...
Rams make final cuts to roster (09/02/12)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams kept undrafted rookie Austin Davis as the backup quarterback behind Sam Bradford, and veteran Kellen Clemens was among the cuts to get to a 53-man roster. The Rams also released former first-round draft pick Vernon Gholston and veteran fullback Ovie Mughelli, sticking with incumbent Britt Miller. NFL teams had until 8 p.m. Friday to make moves...
Cards shut out, Wainwright rocked in loss to Nationals (09/02/12)
WASHINGTON -- St. Louis leads the National League in batting average and runs, not that anyone would assume that lately. Pitcher Adam Wainwright dominated during his first five starts in August, not that anyone would believe it based on Friday night...
Missionfest to connect individuals with local, global mission opportunities (09/02/12)
This fall an event featuring a number of faith-based mission opportunities will be held in Cape Girardeau. Missionfest, organized over the past year by a local group representing several churches and denominations, will be held Oct. 27 at the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau. Exhibits are from 1 to 4 p.m. with a worship service from 4 to 5 p.m. There is no cost to attend...
FYI 9/2/12 (09/02/12)
Run for God will hold an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. Run for God will meet every Monday beginning Sept. 17 for 12 weeks. The purpose is to prepare participants to walk, jog or run a 5K in 12 weeks while learning the parallels between endurance sports and faith. There is no cost. For more information, call Scott McQuay at 573-225-1781 or by email at rscottmcquay@gmail.com...
Adopt Luna (09/02/12)
Alexandra is around 6 years old. She is spayed and declawed. Alexandra is available for adoption at the Humane Society, 334-5837.
Your Generosity 9/2/12 (09/02/12)
Cape Girardeau Elks Lodge No. 639 hosted the 10th anniversary of the Masters at the Lake, a tennis ball golf fundraiser held June 30 at the Elks' lake nine-hole golf course. This year, $10,000 was raised which was split between Hope for Veterans and the Elks Eyeglasses for Children Fund. ...
Adopt Chatty (09/02/12)
Chatty is the most beautiful Siamese mix. And friendly. You can pick her right up and she loves attention. She has a crumpled right ear and this may have happened at some point when she lived outdoors but it doen't bother her. Chatty seems like she would be a wonderful companion for a one person household or a family. For more information, contact Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary at 243-9823...
Mrs. Wolowitz shouts her way into the column (09/02/12)
Question: Several friends and I have been debating about who voices Howard Wolowitz's mother on "The Big Bang Theory." Two of us believe Simon Helberg (the actor who plays Wolowitz) is doing his mother's voice, while the others say it is a female cast member. We have a small wager on the outcome. Can you help us?...
Complex barbecue flavors from an easy recipe (09/02/12)
A few years ago I created a recipe for a killer barbecue sauce. It was exactly the way I like it -- thick, rich, a lot savory, a little sweet and bursting with cumin, smoked paprika and so many other delicious seasonings. Like most homemade barbecue sauces, it's so much better than anything you can buy. And yet I almost never make it...
Pet of the Week (09/02/12)
PET NAME: Luna OWNER: Kerry Davis ABOUT LUNA: This is Luna wearing a Steelers sweater. You can call it whatever you want. I have called it lots of things such as "Here we go Steelers here we go!" "GO TEAM!" "THROW THE BALL!" and "Half time is nap time."...
Awards/Accomplishments 9/2/12 (09/02/12)
Zack Rhodes received the Eagle Scout award Aug. 19 at the Honor Court hosted by Boy Scout Troop 5 of Cape Girardeau. Zack is a sophomore at Central High School and the son of Mark Rhodes and Pam Rhodes. ...
In everything we face, God remains (09/02/12)
The past few weeks have been a spiritual struggle for me. I haven't felt like praying. It's seemed like a long time since I've experienced intimacy with God. Reading the Word has sounded anything but appealing, and the word that's come to mind when I think of opening the Bible sitting on my desk has been, "ughh."...
My alley-oop nomination for Jesus of Nazareth (09/02/12)
The Republicans have nominated their presidential candidate; the Democrats are about to do the same. It is a plum assignment to get to place Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in nomination. These speeches are the equivalent of the alley-oop pass. The nominating speech floats high and lofty; the nominee slams it home the following evening. The crowd cheers wildly...
Food often a tool for candidates (09/02/12)
According to Nelson Rockefeller, four-time governor of New York and the 41st vice president of the United States, "No candidate for any office can hope to get elected in this country without being photographed eating a hot dog." His comment points to a truth long known to politicians: what we eat says a lot about us, or, as the 19th-century French epicure Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin put it, "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are."...
SEC-themed recipes as season gets underway (09/02/12)
MIZ-ZOU! MIZZOU-Rah! Woo-Pig-Sooie! Whatever your favorite SEC team cheer is, if you are familiar with the cheers, then you are an official fan. Yes, SEC football is underway and the excitement across the conference is building. I don't even particularly like football, but I do love the food, tailgating and the marching bands of football season...
A rare sighting of an albino groundhog (09/02/12)
This is the only albino groundhog I have ever seen. I watched as it ate vegetation on the opposite side of a woven metal fence about 100 yards away. As I contemplated how to approach the fence and animal for a decent photo, the groundhog suddenly decided to make a hasty escape. It slid under the fence and surprised me by running toward me. I photographed it as it ran across a well-mowed pasture going into trees nearby. I had unwittingly stopped close to this animal's den or place of safety...
TV's 'Starsky' to fight drug charge in Kentucky (09/02/12)
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- The actor who played David Starsky in the 1970s police drama "Starsky & Hutch" is fighting a drug charge in Kentucky for what he says is medical marijuana from California. The Daily News in Bowling Green reports an attorney entered a not guilty plea on Thursday on behalf of 69-year-old Paul Michael Glaser of Venice, Calif...
George Abernathy (09/02/12)
George Kelly Abernathy, 68, of Friedheim passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at his home. He was born Sept. 24, 1943, in Zalma, Mo., son of Marvin and Haley Slaughter Abernathy. He and Liz Ross were married Aug. 15, 1962, and recently celebrated their 50th anniversary...
Vincent Ashley III (09/02/12)
H. Vincent "Vinnie" Ashley III, 60, of Galatia, Ill., passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at St. Louis University Hospital. He was born Sept. 2, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Dr. Hugh V. and Dora Angelyn Smith Ashley Jr. Vinnie was a 1969 graduate of Cape Girardeau Central High School...
Byron Fluegge (09/02/12)
Byron D. Fluegge, 81, of Jackson passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 18, 1931, in Jackson, to Robert and Martina Peetz Fluegge. He and Darlene Shoemake were married March 24, 1972. Fluegge was baptized March 12, 1931, and confirmed March 24, 1945, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit. ...
Robert Goins (09/02/12)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- The remains of Robert K. Goins, 43, of Olmsted were removed from the Mississippi River Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at Barkett Funeral Home in Mound City, Ill. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Windings officiating. Interment will be in Concord Cemetery in Olmsted...
Phyllis Hamm (09/02/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Phyllis Hamm, 78, of Chaffee died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. Monday...
Michael Johnson (09/02/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Michael David Johnson, 26, of Chaffee passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Chaffee. He was born Nov. 9, 1985, in Paducah, Ky., to Thomas Kevin Johnson and Jenny Lou Shemwell. Michael married Emily Susanne Upchurch. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cairo, Ill. He was a delivery driver with Morley Building Supply in Morley, Mo...
Bessie Smith (09/02/12)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Bessie Johnson Smith, 92, passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo. She was born July 8, 1920, in Joppa, Ill., daughter of Albert and Hazel Johnson. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at IOOF Cemetery in Metropolis, Ill., with the Rev. Mike Duncan officiating...
Bill Stokes (09/02/12)
CAIRO, Ill. -- William R. "Bill" Stokes, 87, of Cairo died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at the home of a son and daughter-in-law in Charleston, Mo. He was a veteran of World War II. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo, and from 9 a.m. to service time Monday at First Southern Baptist Church...
Births 9/2/12 (09/02/12)
Daughter to Chris Pierre Moore and Terra Rene Warren of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 3:38 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. Name, JaCiona Rayne. Weight, 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Third child, second daughter. Ms. Warren is the daughter of Karla Holloway of Sikeston, Mo. Moore is the son of Lydia Pettis of Cape Girardeau. He is employed by TG Missouri...
Niswonger - Dillick (09/02/12)
Chelsea Dale Niswonger and Ryan Andrew Dillick were married June 2, 2012, at Cape County Park. The Rev. Zack Strong of Christ Church of the Heartland performed the ceremony. Saxophonist was Spencer Day. A biblical reading was given by Sarah Robison...
Gjerstad - Koenig (09/02/12)
Kelsey Paige Gjerstad and John Thomas Koenig began their wedded life together June 2, 2012, in a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony at Landings at Spirit Golf Club in Chesterfield, Mo. John Rice performed the ceremony. Vocalists were Hannah Smith and Hannah Hill of St. Louis. Brandon Smith of St. Louis and Gary Gjerstad of Mesa, Ariz., uncle of the bride, were instrumentalists...
Cavey - Gettinger (09/02/12)
John and Kathleen Cavey of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kate Cavey, to Chad Gettinger. He is the son of Althea Gettinger and Paul Gettinger of Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Cavey expects to receive a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and a bachelor of science degree in economics from Southeast Missouri State University in December...
Hendrickson - Shuh (09/02/12)
Tammy Jordan and Ralph Hendrickson of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Erin Hendrickson, to Bradley Paul Shuh. He is the son of Robert R. and Delores A. Shuh of Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Hendrickson attended Notre Dame Regional High School. She received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a registered nurse at Southeast Hospital...
Wyman - Gaither (09/02/12)
John Peter and Jerrianne Wyman of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Murielle Estee Wyman, to Cody Michael Gaither. He is the son of Quentin Wade and Karen Gaither of Cape Girardeau. Wyman is a graduate of Central High School. ...
Cox - 65 Years (09/02/12)
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cox of Whitewater celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Aug. 25, 2012, at Arbor General Baptist Church, with a gathering of family and friends. Guests attended from Scott City, Delta, Whitewater, Arbor, Webster Groves, Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Bonne Terre, Mo., and Kentucky...
Roberts - 50 Years (09/02/12)
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Roberts of Jackson recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Branson, Mo. Hosts were their children. Roberts and Joann Brumlow were married Aug. 21, 1962, in Paducah, Ky. He served more than 30 years in the U.S. Air Force, then with the National Guard. He retired after more than 20 years at Noranda in Marston, Mo. Joann volunteered more than 20 years at Sikeston Public Library...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/2/12 (09/02/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 9/2/12 (09/02/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Jackson police report 9/2/12 (09/02/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summonses...
Out of the past 9/2/12 (09/02/12)
Cape Girardeau's top administrative personnel will receive pay raises in the 3 percent range this fiscal year, amounting to about $1,116 on average; of the top 10 positions, only city manager Gary A. Eide isn't receiving a raise. Construction crews are hard at work widening the Nash Road bridge over Interstate 55; the span is being widened from 26 feet to 42 feet, 10 inches to better accommodate the heavy truck traffic...
School menus 9/3 to 9/7 (09/02/12)
MONDAY--No classes. TUESDAY--Crispito with cheese, refried beans or tomatoes or baby carrots, cinnamon applesauce. WEDNESDAY--Rotini pasta with chicken or alfredo & cheese breadstick, candied carrots or tomaotes or baby carrots, mixed fruit cup...
Accuracy really is the goal; our Fact Check tool lets you help (09/02/12)
At the Southeast Missourian we take accuracy seriously. Usually that sentence in a column from an editor spills into a horrific (in an editor's eyes) apologetic montage about some ghastly factual or potentially libelous error that was published. Errors made by newspaper folks come in many forms and sizes, and we are certainly not immune from errors. We make plenty...
Community support of all-accessible playground 'means the world' to local couple (09/02/12)
Editor's note: Andrea and Jeff Cunningham founded Melaina's Magical Playland. The all-accessible playground at Cape County Park North is scheduled to open in the spring of 2013. It's named in honor of the Cunningham's daughter who died at the age of 3 from complications of nemaline myopathy, a neuromuscular disorder....
Labor Day (09/02/12)
When it comes to the reasons for Monday's Labor Day holiday, the U.S. Department of Labor offers a good historical review. The first Labor Day celebration was in New York City in 1882 and was organized by the Central Labor Union. Right off the bat, the holiday was associated with the first Monday in September. ...
Prayer 9/2/12 (09/02/12)
O Lord Jesus, we praise you for you are our Savior most worthy of praise. Amen.
Storm clouds over Charleston Saturday (09/02/12)
Storm clouds over Charleston, MO on Satuday Sept. 2nd 2012
Storm clouds over Charleston Saturday (09/02/12)
Storm clouds over Charleston MO Saturday Sept. 2nd 2012
praying mantis (09/02/12)
praying mantis sitting on a basket handle at a garage sale
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