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Strong storms knock down trees in Bollinger County; sign down on I-55 (09/09/12)
The National Weather Service has received preliminary reports of trees down in areas of Bollinger County, Mo., after a line of storms moved through the area Friday evening. Trees were reported down in and around Marble Hill, Mo., from a weather service cooperative observer. A trained spotter reported trees down near Sedgewickville, Mo., and a county emergency manager reported trees down near Patton, Mo...
Sheriff: Autopsy confirms Bollinger County shooting was homicide (09/09/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A Friday morning autopsy confirmed what investigators had already suspected -- that a Bollinger County man died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, and that the shot was fired by someone else. Bollinger County Sheriff Leo McElrath said Friday night that autopsy results on the body of Jeffery Scott Robins, 35, who was found dead in his rural Bollinger County home on Thursday, confirmed Robins' manner of death, and that it was a homicide...
SEMO District Fair board president says event to bring in about $1.3 million (09/09/12)
The eight-day SEMO District Fair is expected to infuse about $1.3 million into the pocketbooks of local businesses and fair vendors this year, fair board president Pete Poe told local business people Friday. "About 800,000 of that will move around the area before leaving and about $500,000 will leave with the carnival and various food vendors," said Poe, who spoke about the economic impact and history of the SEMO District Fair at the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee at the Show Me Center. ...
Cape Girardeau deer hunting ordinance suspended (09/09/12)
There will be no bowhunting for deer in Cape Girardeau this fall. The ordinance that would have allowed deer hunting within the city limits is now officially suspended. Keep Cape Safe, a group opposed to urban deer hunting, collected nearly 4,000 signatures on a referendum petition, which was certified Friday by the Cape Girardeau city clerk.
Opening day of fair has tractor show, tribute to fallen soldiers, rides (09/09/12)
Hundreds flocked to Arena Park on Saturday for the opening day of the 155th annual SEMO District Fair. Although the antique tractor pull was postponed until Sept. 15 due to muddy conditions, 120 antique and restored tractors were on hand for viewing...
Jackson man injured in accident on I-55 (09/09/12)
A Jackson man is in critical condition at a local hospital after his motorcycle was rear-ended on Interstate 55 near Cape Girardeau on Saturday. The accident occurred just north of the 100 mile marker on southbound I-55. Around 4 p.m. a Toyota Highlander struck the back of the Yamaha V-Star motorcycle, said Cape Girardeau Police Department crash investigator David Valentine. It is undetermined how the accident happened and it remains under investigation, he said...
Body found in Stoddard County (09/09/12)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A body was found off County Road 403 just north of Dexter just after 4 p.m. Thursday, authorities said Friday. The Stoddard County Sheriff's Department is investigating, but Sheriff Carl Hefner said foul play is not suspected at this time...
KKK sues over Cape Girardeau's leafleting restrictions (09/09/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The American Civil Liberties Union is representing the Ku Klux Klan in a lawsuit over Cape Girardeau's restrictions on leafleting vehicles. The Traditionalist American Knights of the KKK had planned to place leaflets on vehicles Sept. 28. But the Klan group learned the Southeast Missouri city permits fliers to be distributed only when vehicle occupants are willing to accept them...
Emerson: Only 1 scenario would allow repeal of health reform law (09/09/12)
The likelihood of a repeal of federal health care reforms was discussed Saturday as Rep. Jo Ann Emerson spoke to health care professionals during a women's health symposium in Cape Girardeau. The event, hosted by the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society, drew about 20 doctors, nurses and other health care providers to the Plaza Conference Center...
Noranda, union agree to five-year contract (09/09/12)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Management at Noranda and the United Steelworkers of America have agreed to a contract that will govern labor relations at the New Madrid plant for five more years. The agreement was reached Friday, according to a Noranda news release, one week after the previous contract was extended to allow more time for talks...
Suspect arrested in fatal Sikeston stabbing (09/09/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston police say they have a suspect in custody in connection to a body found in the basement of a home there. Melvin Lawrence Harris, 23, of Sikeston was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of his girlfriend...
Main Street in Cape to close Monday for overlay project (09/09/12)
Cape Girardeau's Main Street, from Park to Spanish streets, will close Monday as contractor Nip Kelly Equipment Co. begins the next phase of the overlay project. Work will last about 10 days, weather permitting. Detours will be set up around the area to direct traffic. Local access will be available through the project for nearby residences and businesses. Drivers are urged to use caution in the work zone...
Cape breaks ground for water treatment plant (09/09/12)
Cape Girardeau officially broke ground on a new $55 million wastewater treatment plant Friday, kicking off nearly two years' worth of building on a project that officials hope will solve the problem of overstretched capacity at the current plant off South Sprigg Street...
Treasurer candidate outlines plans to Cape County club (09/09/12)
State treasurer candidate Rep. Cole McNary plans for the office include extending the work of a committee he led in the Missouri House of Representatives, a focus on long-range planning for state government spending and an examination of the state's pension systems...
Akin to make Southeast Missouri appearance Friday (09/09/12)
U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, will make a round of appearances Friday in Southeast Missouri.
Club news 9/9/12 (09/09/12)
The New McKendree United Methodist Women met Tuesday in the church fellowship hall with 25 members present. Mary Klaproth, president, opened the meeting by leading the group in the reciting of the UMW Purpose. Klaproth called attention to the hand cross-stitched art work depicting the UMW Emblem and Purpose. This framed piece of work was done by Doris Dace and given UMW to hang in the meeting room...
Mo. higher ed board backs tobacco tax increase (09/09/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's Coordinating Board for Higher Education has endorsed a ballot initiative asking voters to raise tobacco taxes. The November ballot item would raise Missouri's cigarette tax to 90 cents a pack. The current 17-cent tax is the lowest nationally. The initiative also would raise taxes on other tobacco products...
Buffalo Bill performer reburied at South Dakota reservation (09/09/12)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The remains of a man who died young while touring the world with Buffalo Bill were hidden for more than a century in an unmarked grave some 1,700 miles from his South Dakota Indian reservation. Now Albert Afraid of Hawk is returning home. He'll be reburied today in accordance with Lakota tradition, thanks largely to a curious and persistent Connecticut history buff...
2 tornadoes strike in NYC; no injuries reported (09/09/12)
NEW YORK -- Two tornadoes struck the outer edges of New York City on Saturday, hurling debris into the air, knocking out power but causing no serious injuries among startled residents accustomed to thinking of twisters as a Midwestern phenomenon...
Las Vegas officials trying to clean up X-rated litter (09/09/12)
LAS VEGAS -- Some tourists try to dissuade them by directing icy glares their way. Others stare, zombielike, into the Las Vegas Strip's ubiquitous video screens and light displays in an effort to ignore the pushy handbill distributors. But some tourists accept the pamphlets and glossy cards that advertise all-but-nude exotic dancers. ...
Chicago teachers say latest offer disappointing; could strike Monday (09/09/12)
CHICAGO -- The vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union said Saturday the city school district's latest offer in contract negotiations was disappointing and that the wrangling would continue throughout the weekend, as tens of thousands of teachers readied to walk off the job Monday...
Fall's must-see political TV: Obama-Romney debates (09/09/12)
WASHINGTON -- Finally, the fall season offers the matchup sure to attract the biggest audience of the campaign: President Barack Obama going one-on-one with Republican Mitt Romney in three prime-time debates. Typically the top political draw in the final sprint to Election Day, the debates assume outsized importance this year with the race a dead heat...
Terror takes back seat; Americans safer now (09/09/12)
WASHINGTON -- As Americans debate whether they are better off now than they were four years ago, there is a similar question with a somewhat easier answer: Are you safer now than you were when President Barack Obama took office? By most measures, the answer is yes...
R.I. neighbors: Cussing cockatoo violates noise law (09/09/12)
WARWICK, R.I. -- A Rhode Island woman has been accused by her neighbors of violating an animal-noise ordinance by training her cockatoo to cuss. The Providence Journal reports that Lynne Taylor is accused in Warwick municipal court of training the bird, Willy, to say expletives...
Today in History (09/09/12)
Today is Sunday, Sept. 9, the 253rd day of 2012. There are 113 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 9, 1543, Mary Stuart was crowned Queen of Scots at Stirling Castle, nine months after she was born. On this date:...
Police search U.K. home of couple slain in France (09/09/12)
LONDON -- French and British police searched the U.K. home of a British-Iraqi couple slain while vacationing in the French Alps, as it emerged Saturday that all four people killed in the attack took two gunshots to the head. Meanwhile, relatives arrived in France to help care for the couple's two surviving daughters, one of whom was badly wounded...
El Salvador gang truce shaken by murdered boys (09/09/12)
LAS COLINAS, El Salvador -- The schoolboys went missing on a Thursday, and it took nearly three weeks for police to discover the mass grave. On July 11, a police investigator, wearing a ski mask to hide his identity, dug up the dead, the youngest 15. One of the mothers stood weeping as the corpses were pulled out, along with curious traces of food and silverware...
Christian girl accused of blasphemy freed by Pakistan on Saturday (09/09/12)
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan -- A young Christian girl accused of burning pages of Islam's holy book was freed Saturday from a jail near the capital where she had been held for three weeks, a Pakistani jail official said. The release a day after a judge granted her bail is another step closer to ending an episode that has focused a spotlight on Pakistan's blasphemy laws, which can result in life in prison or even death for defendants. ...
China steps up earthquake rescue efforts; 80 dead (09/09/12)
BEIJING -- Rescue workers cleared roads Saturday so they could search for survivors and rush aid to a remote mountainous area of southwestern China after twin earthquakes killed at least 80 people. More than 200,000 villagers were evacuated after Friday's quakes toppled thousands of homes and sent boulders cascading across roads in a region of small farms and mines near the border between Guizhou and Yunnan provinces, where some of China's poorest people live...
Notre Dame wins Dig for Life volleyball tournament (09/09/12)
Notre Dame volleyball coach Tara Stroup wanted Miranda Fowler to put Bernie away. Fowler responded with a right-side spike that was tipped out of bounds. "She's just such a smart player. If she is being blocked on one side, she takes the other side. She knows when to tip," Stroup said. "I looked at her on game point, and I said, ‘Finish this thing,' and she did. She'll step up. She wants that role."...
Jackson football team gets revenge vs. Farmington, moves to 3-0 (09/09/12)
The Jackson Indians continued their winning ways in front of a home crowd for the first time this season. Jackson (3-0) rolled over SEMO Conference foe Farmington 34-15 score on Saturday. The Indians gained a measure of revenge against a Farmington (1-2) squad that had beaten them the past four years, including an 111-33 point margin of victory in the last two meetings...
St. Vincent football team falls to Valle 36-7 (09/09/12)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Trent Elder's touchdown pass to wide receiver Trenton Gremaud put St. Vincent on the scoreboard first midway through the opening quarter Saturday afternoon. An early lead was as good as the Indians' offense could do. St. Vincent suffered a 36-7 loss to conference foe Valle Catholic...
Chaffee strikes early but falls to Hayti 34-8 (09/09/12)
Chaffee saw a halftime lead turn into a 26-point loss at home Saturday afternoon against Hayti. The Indians struck on a 30-yard return on a punt block in the first quarter, but ultimately fell 34-8. The blocked return by sophomore Logan Chapman was followed by a two-point conversion pass from Peyton Montgomery to his brother Charlie for an 8-0 lead...
High school roundup: Saxony wins volleyball tournament (09/09/12)
All the local high school events reported Saturday to the Southeast Missourian.
Central holds off Poplar Bluff for 35-14 victory (09/09/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Central seemed on its heels in the third quarter. The Tigers' 15-point halftime lead was down to a touchdown, and Poplar Bluff was driving. But an interception by Jacob Campbell led to a touchdown three plays later, and the Central defense also made two red-zone stops for a 35-14 SEMO North Conference win...
Saxony Lutheran softball edges past Twin Rivers (09/09/12)
Six Crusaders accounted for Saxony Lutheran's six hits in a 4-2 home victory over Twin Rivers on Friday in girls softball action. Kelli Brunke picked up the win in the circle. Brunke improved to 3-1 with the victory. WP -- Kelli Brunke, 3-1. LP -- B. Madison. 2B -- Abby Hadler (SL)...
Saxony wins volleyball tournament (09/09/12)
Saxony Lutheran won the silver bracket of the SEMO Spikes Invitational volleyball tournament on Saturday at the Show Me Center. The Crusaders defeated Clearwater 25-20, 25-7 in the title match. Natalie Mueller had four kills, while Lauren Hecht had four kills. Kirsti Polhman had 16 assists and eight digs...
Southeast Missouri State football team claims its first win (09/09/12)
The Southeast Missouri State football team never has lost during its annual meeting with a lower-division squad under seventh-year coach Tony Samuel. But several of those victories have been far from easy, and Saturday night's home opener against Division II Mars Hill College from North Carolina certainly fits that bill...
Redhawks volleyball squad defeats Big East school (09/09/12)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team continued its strong early-season play by going 2-1 over the weekend at the Saint Louis University tournament. Southeast opened the tournament Friday with a 25-19, 24-26, 20-25, 25-22, 15-9 comeback win over South Florida...
Southeast Missouri State defense forces six turnovers in win (09/09/12)
Southeast Missouri State's defense came up with a whopping six turnovers during Saturday night's home opener. The Redhawks needed virtually all of them, along with an overall solid defensive performance, to hold off Division II Mars Hill College 30-18...
Cardinals suffer another loss to Brewers (09/09/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Jake Westbrook threw only 77 pitches in his latest start, but that was apparently enough for St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny. Westbrook left the game after five innings Saturday night, with his team trailing the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1. The Cardinals never caught up and lost 6-3...
Rams open season today against Lions (09/09/12)
DETROIT -- Even before Jim Schwartz was hired by the Detroit Lions in 2009, he joked it was time for the franchise to replace Bobby Layne. The Lions were the butt of jokes, coming off the first 0-16 season in league history, and were widely expected to take Matthew Stafford with the No. ...
Georgia spoils Mizzou's SEC debut 41-20 (09/09/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- No. 7 Georgia trailed by eight points early in the third quarter and was down by three late in that quarter. Missouri was rising to the occasion in its SEC debut, fueled by a sellout crowd that anticipated the game for months and had been tailgating much of the day...
Riding for a cure: Grandfather-granddaughter duo participate in multiple sclerosis bicycle ride (09/09/12)
Dave Hardesty and his granddaughter, Marie Getts, enjoy riding their bicycles. This weekend the two Cape Girardeau residents are bicycling not only for their health but to raise funds for the Gateway Multiple Sclerosis Society. On Saturday, Hardesty and Getts started the 150-mile Bike MS: Express Trips Gateway Getaway Ride in Columbia, Mo. They'll finish the trek today. This is Hardesty's sixth ride and Getts' first...
Your Generosity 9/9/12 (09/09/12)
US Bank donated $1,200 to Habitat for Humanity. US Bancorp Foundation donates to organizations that offer support to programs that improve the educational and economic opportunities of low- and moderate-income families. Pictured from left are Stan Penn, regional president at US Bank, Justin Kertz, executive director at Habitat for Humanity, and Jim Ham, vice president at US Bank...
Big Daddy Weave, Aaron Shust to perform in Jackson (09/09/12)
Contemporary Christian band Big Daddy Weave will make a stop in Cape Girardeau later this month for a concert at Crossroads Church in Jackson. The band will be joined by singer Aaron Shust. Shust is making his second stop in Southeast Missouri in five months. He performed in May at Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Choosing joy over depression (09/09/12)
"Mom, I saw Sarah at school today. I don't see how she does it," Bella said. Bella attended the same high school as her friend Sarah. Sarah had been involved in a traumatic automobile accident and she was seriously injured. Sarah had stayed in the hospital for many months and consequently missed a lot of school. ...
Pet of the week (09/09/12)
Pet Name: Lexi Owner: Vicki Abernathy About Lexi: Lexi's longevity is attributed to lots of love from her family and friends, occasional chocolates (which she has stolen from various hiding places) and having no children. She's not doing too bad for 140 -- in dog years...
Regulations, cost keep cars the same (09/09/12)
DETROIT -- When Jim Mattison was growing up in the early 1950s, he remembers visiting Detroit car dealerships with his family each fall to check out the new models. By the time he was in kindergarten, he could name any car's make and model just by looking at the hubcaps...
Adopt Starla (09/09/12)
Starla is a beautiful gray and white 1-year-old cat. Her personality seems calm and sweet, and she loved being petted at a recent adoption day. Starla would be great company. For more information, contact Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary at 243-9823. ...
Adopt Tamale (09/09/12)
Tamale is a 4-year-old Corgi mix. He is available for adoption at The Humane Society 334-5837. Tamale is a 4 year old Corgi mix. He is available for adoption at The Humane Society 334-5837....
Awards/Accomplishments (09/09/12)
Gary Rust Sr. received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from the FAA at the Cape Girardeau airport Aug. 29. Phil Dixon of the FAA presented the award, which goes to a pilot who has flown for more than 50 years in good standing with three letters of recommendations from pilots. Rust, chairman of Rust Communications, which owns the Southeast Missourian, is pictured with his 2008 Beechcraft Bonanza G36...
FYI 9/9/12 (09/09/12)
The Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at Cape County North Park in Cape Girardeau. For more information or to start or join a team, call Stephanie Rohlfs at 800.272.3900, email her at Stephanie.Rohlfs-Young@alz.org or visit alz.org...
Birkenhead Drill comes from 1852 (09/09/12)
Q: Where did the phrase "women and children first" originate? -- K.S.Z., Glens Falls, N.Y. A: On Feb. 26, 1852, HMS Birkenhead sank off the coast of South Africa. The ship carried 480 British troops and 20 women and children. ...
Being receptive to what God says to you (09/09/12)
The drought conditions this year have been so bad that some I know who planted thousands of acres of corn are only receiving a return of a handful of ears. To add insult to injury, the handful that grew tasted terrible. The only option they have is to plow over the fields. It was just a few months ago that the same farmer was enthusiastic about planting and hopeful for his return. I guess that comes with the territory...
Recipes to fill bakeware fans' jellyroll pans (09/09/12)
I, like any other foodie, love my kitchen gadgets and especially my bakeware. I am a bakeware junkie. Any baking pan that is different or unique, I am just drawn to it. One of my favorite bake and go pans is the covered jellyroll pan, or sheet pan. When I found one that had a snap-on tightfitting lid, I just had to have it -- well, actually two of them. It is so nice to be able to take sheet cakes to carry-in dinners or to a family who needs food...
Hairs distinguish tachinid flies (09/09/12)
I photographed this fly as it sat on my finger. It is a member of a species of flies called tachinid flies. There are countless numbers of tachinid flies throughout most of the world. In North America alone there are well more than 1,000 different variations of tachinid flies...
Conventions may be getting shorter (09/09/12)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Message to convention planners: Three days are enough. Both major parties packed their presidential nominating conventions into 72 hours, one day short of the traditional four-day celebration -- prompting few complaints from either delegates or the viewing public...
William Holder (09/09/12)
William "Bud" Holder, 78, of Scott City died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 15, 1934, in Illmo to Woodrow and Martha Laws Holder. He married Marian "Toots" Welter on May 30, 1953, in New Hamburg, Mo...
Novona Mattingly (09/09/12)
BREWER, Mo. -- Novona M. "Sis" Mattingly, 85, of Brewer died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. She was born Nov. 7, 1926, in St. Louis, daughter of Edward Sr. and Mary Leona Siebert Wengert. She and Cullen Joseph Mattingly were married Nov. 23, 1946. He survives in Perryville, Mo...
Jeffery Robins (09/09/12)
BESSVILLE, Mo. -- Jeffery Scott Robins, 35, of Bessville died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at his home. Born on Aug. 29, 1977, in Cape Girardeau, he was the son of Gerald Wayne and Linda Lou Ledermann Robins. He owned and operated HJR Towing and Recovery in Marble Hill, Mo., and attended Christian Fellowship Church in Glenallen, Mo...
Births 9/9/12 (09/09/12)
Son to Tim and Rachael Neislein of Perryville, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 4:51 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Name, Thomas Andrew. Weight, 8 pounds. First child. Mrs. Neislein is the former Rachael Miesner, daughter of Richard and Sandra Miesner of Frohna, Mo. Neislein is the son of Frank Neislein and Jane Neislein of Perryville...
Fluegge - Lambdin (09/09/12)
Leni Rosalind Fluegge and Matthew Charles Lambdin were married June 4, 2011, on the grounds of Southeast Missouri State University River Campus. Stephanie Voss performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Barry and Brenda Hensley of Jackson and David and Debbie Fluegge of Antonia, Mo. The groom is the son of Randy and Kathy Lambdin of Wolf Lake, Ill...
Crabtree - Essner (09/09/12)
Tabatha Ann Crabtree and Wayne Thomas Essner were married Sept. 3, 2011, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Organist was Geri Beussink of Jackson. Vocalists were Adam Cox of Cape Girardeau and Katelynn James of Jackson, cousin of the groom...
Westrich - Harris (09/09/12)
Mark and Jennifer Westrich of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Allyn Westrich, to Jeremy Glenn Harris, both of Dallas, Texas. He is the son of Teresa Harris of Garland, Texas. Westrich is a 2005 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Texas-Dallas in May 2013. She plans to pursue a master's degree in social work at the University of Texas-Arlington. She is a nanny...
Hummel - Ruth (09/09/12)
Herman and Joyce Hummel of St. Clement, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Ranae Hummel of Danville, Ill., to Brandon Kyle Ruth of Olivet, Ill. He is the son of Ken and Brenda Ruth of Cape Girardeau. Hummel received a bachelor's degree in communications from College of the Ozarks in 2003. She is an au pair...
Abernathy - 50 Years (09/09/12)
Mr. and Mrs. George "Kelly" Abernathy of Friedheim celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner Aug. 17, 2012, at The Water's Edge in Gordonville. Hosts were their children. Abernathy and Louisa "Liz" Ross were married Aug. 15, 1962, at Zalma, by the Rev. Lacey. Their attendants were their parents...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/9/12 (09/09/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 9/9/12 (09/09/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Jackson police report 9/9/12 (09/09/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts...
Out of the past 9/9/12 (09/09/12)
Missouri Rep. Richard Gephardt, considered among the frontrunners in the Democratic presidential sweepstakes, will make a brief stop in Cape Girardeau on Sept. 17; the focus of his remarks here will be on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution. Authorities are investigating a fire in a part of the Riverside Components and Supply Co. plant on Nash Road in the Greater Cape Girardeau Industrial Park; the blaze guts the offices of the plant...
School menus Sept. 10 to 14 (09/09/12)
MONDAY--Corn dog, broccoli & cheese or tomatoes or baby carrots, pears. TUESDAY--Super nachos, refried beans or tomatoes or baby carrots, orange sections. WEDNESDAY--Beef steak with or without gravy, whipped potatoes or tomatoes or baby carrots, mixed fruit cup...
Election season (09/09/12)
When we're in the thick of it, it can seem like politics can bring about the worst in us. The name-calling. The truth-spinning. The arguing and stereotyping. No matter what side of the political aisle you stand, chances are that if you care about the direction of this country, you've probably been irritated or frustrated by the political speak and the negative campaigning we've seen in the 2012 election year...
NWF and Birds Point levee (09/09/12)
Your paper's Aug. 26 article "Mississippi County commissioners OK letter against National Wildlife Federation" suggests that the National Wildlife Federation is working to stop the rebuilding of the Birds Point levee. Nothing could be further from the truth...
Speak Out (09/09/12)
Lady, I hope you enjoy the money you lifted from our cash box from our yard sale Aug. 25. You have to stoop pretty low to take money from people, but you don't have a conscience anyway. You'll pay one day. I noticed Sunday morning, my mailbox had been knocked off its post. ...
Prayer 9/9/12 (09/09/12)
We will sing your praises, O Lord Jesus, for you have been good to us. Amen.
Party For The Good (09/09/12)
We volunteered at Party For the Good. It was a great way to spend some quality Mom & Daughter time.
Party For The Good (09/09/12)
Dakotah takes a break to pose for a photo. She was helping fill bags for the SEMO Food Bank's Party For The Good.
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