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Stories from Sunday, September 23, 2012

Jackson gunman's insanity defense recalls several high-profile mental health cases (09/23/12)
A 42-year-old woman returned from a weekend getaway in 1998 and, without provocation, stabbed her mother more than 40 times with a 10-inch knife before continuing her rampage on unsuspecting neighbors. Two years later a Jackson teenager perched himself at the top of a stairway -- like a hunter in a tree stand, he would later tell police -- and shot his grandmother in the head, ending her life as she watched television...
East Perry fair like a homecoming, organizers say (09/23/12)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- The annual East Perry Community Fair in Altenburg means more to organizers and attendees than just funnel cakes, corn dogs and jumping-mule shows. Fair board member Mike Engert said he believes the fair is more like a homecoming for many who attend...
Abandoned mobile home catches fire; arson suspect in custody (09/23/12)
Arson is suspected in a mobile home fire in Cape Girardeau County and a suspect is in custody at the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department, a spokesman for the Fruitland Fire Department said Saturday. At around 8 p.m. Friday, firefighters from Fruitland and East County rushed to the mobile home on Lindsey Lane near Trail of Tears State Park to put out the blaze...
Witness: Cape Girardeau shooter fired several rounds into victim (09/23/12)
A witness to Thursday night's deadly shooting at the corner of Locust Street and Ranney Avenue said a man fired multiple rounds into her boyfriend, leading to his death and murder charges being filed against the shooter.
Butler County's emergency management director resigns (09/23/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Butler County Emergency Management director Rick Sliger submitted his resignation before the start of the Butler County Commission meeting Friday morning. After he delivered his letter of resignation, Sliger left the courthouse...
Humane Society fundraiser brings dozens of dog owners to Capaha Park (09/23/12)
About 100 people and their canine family members gathered in Capaha Park on Saturday morning for the 17th annual Bark in the Park, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri that brings together dog owners, local vendors and dogs of all breeds and sizes...
Woman arrested in Kennett stabbing (09/23/12)
A 33-year-old woman is being held at the Dunklin County Justice Center on felony charges of first-degree assault and armed criminal action. Kennett police received a call at 9:48 p.m. Thursday to investigate an alleged stabbing at 461 Beaten St. Officers found that a woman had been stabbed several times in the neck area. She was taken by ambulance to the Twin Rivers Medical Center Emergency room for treatment...
Man gets 15 years in Poplar Bluff robberies (09/23/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff man suspected of being the gunman in the recent armed robberies of three convenience stores was sentenced to 15 years in prison last week after pleading guilty to lesser robbery charges. Accompanied by his attorney, public defender Ted Liszewski, Steven James Ford, 25, pleaded guilty before Presiding Circuit Judge Michael Pritchett...
Stoddard County auto parts plant to lay off about 150 (09/23/12)
DEXTER, Mo. -- About 150 employees of Dexter's Faurecia plant are included in a planned layoff, according to Stacie Tong, director of communications for Faurecia North America. Many of those have already left their positions. More are expected to follow, according to Tong...
Man steps outside Cape home, gets shot in ankle (09/23/12)
Cape Girardeau police officers responded to a shooting early Saturday in the 1300 block of Big Bend Road. Officers arrived at the residence around 2:30 a.m. to find a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his left ankle. The victim said he was visiting the residence when he went outside and was subsequently shot...
Highway 51 in Perry County reduced for bridge repairs (09/23/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 51 in Perry County will be reduced to one lane as crews perform the annual bridge inspection on the span over the Mississippi River into Illinois. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636 or visit www.modot.org/southeast...
SEMO District Fair Winners (09/23/12)
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Club news 9/23/12 (09/23/12)
The Oak Ridge FCE meeting was held June 19 at the home of Melva Floyd with 13 members present. President Jean Rehak opened the meeting with pledges to the flag and singing a song, and roll call was answered with the name a favorite book...
Mo. governor candidates focus on economy in debate (09/23/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon and Republican contender Dave Spence painted different portraits of Missouri's economy during their first debate Friday, with the incumbent pointing to improvements and the challenger arguing that the recovery is languishing...
Akin, McCaskill meet in debate for first time (09/23/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Republican Rep. Todd Akin's comments about rape are evidence of his extremism on several issues, Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill said Friday at the first debate between the Missouri Senate candidates. Akin painted his opponent as a big-spender who votes 90 percent of the time with President Barack Obama...
Mountain lion confirmed in Shannon County (09/23/12)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed another mountain lion sighting in the state. The Springfield News-Leader reported that the mountain lion was captured by a trail camera in Shannon County earlier this month. The photograph of a mountain lion walking in the forest at night was taken on public land near Eminence, and the department's Mountain Lion Response Team confirmed the sighting late last week...
St. Louis leaders propose cellphone resale ordinance (09/23/12)
ST. LOUIS -- People wanting to resell mobile phones in St. Louis would face tough new restrictions under a newly proposed ordinance. Mayor Francis Slay and Alderman Craig Schmid said in a news release Friday that while the number of larcenies is down in St. ...
Congress exits Washington to hit campaign trail (09/23/12)
WASHINGTON -- The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory has skipped out of Washington so lawmakers can make their case for voters to re-elect them.
Mitt Romney gives Democrats support for tax deductions claim (09/23/12)
WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has given Democrats plenty of support for their claim he manipulated his deductions to keep his overall 2011 federal income tax rate above a certain threshold for political purposes. The Republican presidential nominee, whose wealth is estimated as high as $250 million, seems hemmed in by a comment to reporters in August that he had never paid less than 13 percent in taxes in any single year over the past 10. ...
Obama out to squash GOP hopes for Wis. (09/23/12)
MILWAUKEE -- President Barack Obama worked to squash GOP aspirations for a resurgence of support in pivotal Wisconsin on Saturday as campaign rival Mitt Romney pinned his hopes of making inroads there on an argument that hard-pressed middle-class voters would do better with a Republican in the White House...
41-pound cat up for adoption in Texas (09/23/12)
RICHARDSON, Texas -- Don't be fooled by the name: Skinny the cat is one hefty feline. And all 41 pounds of her needs a home. A Dallas-area animal shelter has cared for the 5-year-old orange tabby since getting a call about a stray in a yard about a week ago...
After victory lap, space shuttle Endeavor rolls to retirement (09/23/12)
LOS ANGELES -- Space shuttle Endeavour rocketed beyond Earth orbit 25 times. Its 26th mission: A 12-mile commute through the streets of Los Angeles to its new retirement home in a museum. With Endeavour permanently on the ground after an aerial spin Friday around California, crews over the weekend will begin unbolting the shuttle from the 747 jumbo jet and putting it on a special flatbed trailer, a process that will take a few weeks...
Posts on Facebook worry police in Pa. hostage-taking (09/23/12)
PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh police said they had serious concerns when an armed man took a business owner hostage in a downtown high-rise office building -- and not just because he had a knife. The suspect, 22-year-old Klein Michael Thaxton, made Facebook posts during the five-hour ordeal Friday, authorities said, and they feared that responses from friends, family and others might goad him into violence...
Jeweler: Buy a diamond, get a rifle (09/23/12)
ATLANTA -- A jeweler in metro Atlanta is adding some bang to the bling. Under a new promotion, customers who buy a diamond worth $2,499 or more from D. Geller and Son will get a voucher for a free hunting rifle. Owner Mike Geller told WSB-TV he got the idea after seeing a similar offer at a Missouri car dealership. He said many of his customers are hunters...
Mauled man wanted to ‘be one with the tiger' (09/23/12)
NEW YORK -- Before his now-infamous tangle with a Bronx Zoo tiger, David Villalobos adorned his Facebook page with New Age odes to Mother Earth and affirmations like, "Be love and fearless." Police said Saturday that Villalobos had told detectives that it was without fear that he leapt from an elevated train into the animal's den. His reason, they said, was that "he wanted to be one with the tiger."...
New Mexico spaceport nearing completion (09/23/12)
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. -- New Mexico Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobson says it will be New Mexico's Sydney Opera House. Virgin Galactic Chairman Richard Branson has hinted it will host the first of his new brand of lifestyle hotels. And the eclectic hot springs town of Truth or Consequences has been anxiously awaiting all the economic development the nearly quarter-of-a-billion-dollar project is supposed to bring to this largely rural part of southern New Mexico...
Ex-CIA operative convicted of sending arms to Libya dies (09/23/12)
SEATTLE -- Edwin P. Wilson, a former CIA operative who was branded a traitor and convicted of shipping arms to Libya but whose conviction was overturned after he served 22 years in prison, has died. He was 84. Wilson died Sept. 10 in Seattle from complications from a heart valve replacement surgery, said Craig Emmick, a director at Columbia Funeral Home in Seattle...
Navy's new floating base gets workout in Gulf (09/23/12)
ABOARD THE USS PONCE -- A new, key addition to American-led naval efforts to ensure Mideast oil keeps flowing has emerged as an unusual mix of a ship combining decades' worth of wear and tear with state-of-the-art technology and a largely civilian crew...
Today in History (09/23/12)
Today is Sunday, Sept. 23, the 267th day of 2012. There are 99 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 23, 1952, Sen. Richard M. Nixon, R-Calif., salvaged his vice-presidential nomination by appearing live on television to refute allegations of improper campaign fundraising. (The address became known as the "Checkers" speech because of Nixon's on-air reference to the family pet, a dog named "Checkers.")...
Arab League revitalized by Arab Spring revolts (09/23/12)
CAIRO -- Long thought of as a useless talk shop or stage for political theater, the Arab League is seeking to transform itself with the seismic changes from the Middle East's revolts. It has shaken off decades of near total submission to the will of the region's leaders, and reformers inside the league want to turn it into a voice for the Arab public...
Protests against militias show frailty of Libyan state (09/23/12)
BENGHAZI, Libya -- Residents of Libya's second-largest city warned Saturday of a "revolution" to get rid of armed militias and Islamic extremists after protests spurred in part by the killing of the U.S. ambassador left four dead in an unprecedented eruption of public frustration...
Zimbabwe city residents synchronize toilet flush (09/23/12)
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- City authorities in Zimbabwe's second largest city said Saturday they were appealing to homeowners to flush their toilets at a specified time as a way to unblock sewers after days of severe water rationing. The Bulawayo City Council asked its more than 1 million residents to flush their toilets simultaneously when water supplies are restored. ...
Israelis fear prime minister is meddling in American politics (09/23/12)
JERUSALEM -- It is a taboo for Israeli leaders to give even the slightest hint of favoritism in politics in the United States, Israel's closest ally. So some Israelis are squirming over a perception that their prime minister is siding with Republican Mitt Romney in the U.S. presidential race, in the belief he will take a harder line on archenemy Iran if elected...
Late touchdown lifts Jackson football team over Cape Central (09/23/12)
Lowgn Wren hauled in a 32-yard pass from Ty Selsor with 2 minutes, 31 seconds remaining to send the Indians to a 29-26 victory.
Senior's big night leads Scott City football team past rival Chaffee (09/23/12)
Travis Phillips rushed for 183 yards and scored three touchdowns as Scott City beat visiting Chaffee 27-12.
High school roundup: Jackson softball team claims tournament title (09/23/12)
The Jackson softball team won three games to clinch first place in the Cor Jesu Academy Round-Robin Tournament.
High school roundup: St. Vincent football team picks up home victory (09/23/12)
The Indians defeated Lift for Life 28-12 on their home field.
Southeast Missouri State football team beats Tennessee Tech in double overtime (09/23/12)
The Redhawks squeezed out an incredible 41-38 double-overtime victory in front of an announced 8,327 fans on Family Weekend.
Coach remembers Meg Herndon was an honor student who helped others (09/23/12)
Southeast Missouri State soccer coach Heather Nelson believes it's fitting that Meg Herndon will continue to help others even after her death.
Defensive touchdowns help Southeast Missouri State football team stay in game early (09/23/12)
Southeast Missouri State's defense struggled mightily in the first half Saturday night. But the Redhawks' defense accomplished something no Southeast unit had done since the program moved up to the Football Championship Subdivision level in 1991. Southeast returned two interceptions for touchdowns, both coming in the second quarter and both helping keep the Redhawks within striking distance of visiting Tennessee Tech...
Southeast Roundup: Southeast volleyball team opens conference season with two wins (09/23/12)
The road-weary Southeast Missouri State volleyball team started its Ohio Valley Conference season strong over the weekend. Southeast opened OVC play with two road victories. It beat Eastern Illinois 19-25, 25-16, 25-21, 25-21 Friday and SIU Edwardsville 25-22, 22-25, 25-19, 25-21 Saturday...
Missouri fails inaugural SEC road exam (09/23/12)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Leave it to Steve Spurrier to focus on Connor Shaw's one mistake. "Well, he got off to a slow start," the South Carolina coach said with a grin. "He missed his first one, I think." Shaw was perfect after that, completing his final 20 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns in the seventh-ranked Gamecocks 31-10 victory over Missouri on Saturday...
Area Digest (09/23/12)
Male Overall -- 1. Chris Loseman (1:10:22.54); 2. Ryan Lane (1:11:58.40); 3. Caleb Zustiak (1:20:16.05); 4. Andy Johnson (1:22:09.58); 5. Mark Hahn (1:24:03.85) 19 and under -- Coleman Erwin (1:43:39.78) 20 to 24 -- 1. Michael Clanahan (1:24:12.26); 2. ...
Area calendar (09/23/12)
Baseball Real Basic Instincts camps: Real Baseball Instincts in Jackson is offering fall hitting camps featuring St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguer Jeremy Patton, a Southeast Missouri native. Camps begin the first week in October and run five weeks, one night per week. Camps are for boys and girls. Cost: $200. Info: 243-7247 or www.realbaseballinstincts.com...
Being aware is a key to happiness (09/23/12)
"My but I love the feel of this soap," I said to myself as I washed my hands in a local restaurant powder room. The soap was liquid coming from a dispenser on the restroom wall. It had a wonderful smooth slippery quality, almost like satin. As I stood in front of the vanity and relished the feel of the soap, I couldn't believe I was just then noting how luxurious washing your hands can be. ...
Your Generosity 9/23/12 (09/23/12)
Murielle Wyman, executive director of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, presents a $20,000 check to representatives of the Cape Girardeau School District's Alternative Education Center. Accepting the check are center principal Scott McMullen, left, and art instructor Lawrence Brookins, who coordinated with Wyman to secure the grant. The funds will bring arts-related extracurricular activities to students of the center...
FYI 9/23/12 (09/23/12)
Trinity Lutheran Church will host a Sewing reunion at 12:30 p.m. today in Friedheim. The main dish will be provided. Attendees will need to provide table service and a side dish or dessert. For more information, call Nancy Sewing at 243-2943. The Missouri Retired Teachers and School Personnel Association of Butler County, Mo., has scheduled its annual meeting for 9:30 a.m. ...
Mission team shares the gospel and offers medical care to underprivileged (09/23/12)
Lauren Law, a Southeast Missouri State University senior studying biomedical sciences, spent a portion of her summer walking on dirt floors with guinea pigs at her ankles, spreading medicinal help and the word of God. Law traveled with 46 other participants, ranging in age from 13 to 80, to Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru, South America for 10 days in July...
Adopt Charlie (09/23/12)
Charlie is a 1 1/2 year old yorkie/terrier mix. He is available for adoption at The Humane Society 334-5837. Charlie is a 1 1/2 year old yorkie/terrier mix. He is available for adoption at The Humane Society 334-5837....
Adopt Bear (09/23/12)
Bear is a handsome, long-haired, gray cat that is only 2 years old. He loves attention and likes to be held. Bear is a very sweet cat. For more information, call Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary at 243-9823. ...
Pet of the Week (09/23/12)
PET NAME: Ollie OWNER: Tom Preston ABOUT THE PHOTO: Tom had some fun with Ollie after spending a day at Dana's. ...
Fall's a good time to tune up the garage (09/23/12)
For many families, the end of summer means it's time to put away the inflatable kiddie pools, camping equipment and gardening tools for the season. If you plan to shove this gear into arbitrary piles around the edge of the garage, you're not alone: Many Americans say the garage is the most disorganized room in their home, according to the International Association of Business Organizing...
Storybooks for Soldiers connecting families at Christmas (09/23/12)
It's tough being separated from loved ones serving in the armed forces. But it's especially challenging during holidays, particularly for children. This Christmas a number of local families with members deployed overseas will be able to stay connected through Hallmark's Storybooks for Soldiers program, part of Operation Support Our Troops. Storybooks for Soldiers allows deployed servicemen to record a reading of the classic story "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" and send it to their children...
Looking into the crates for Lady Liberty (09/23/12)
Q: When the Statue of Liberty was shipped to the United States from France, how many crates were needed? What was the name of the ship? -- P.L., Odessa, Texas A: In 1885, New York City dockworkers -- including many new immigrants -- unloaded 214 crates containing about 350 pieces. Lady Liberty was shipped to America on the Isere. "Liberty Enlightening the World," the statue's full name, was unveiled Oct. 28, 1886...
Obeying God in big and small ways (09/23/12)
The smallest things can make the biggest difference. I had a slow leak in one of my tires. I discovered that my tire was low about two weeks ago while walking into church on Sunday morning. I wasn't the only one who noticed. A boy who knows little if anything about driving noticed the tire was low. He seemed strangely proud about this...
Recipes from the Quakers in Pennsylvania (09/23/12)
My cousin Megan Olson recently visited Pennsylvania and shortly after her trip, she sent me a cookbook in the mail called "Quaker Flavors: A Cookbook by Willistown Friends Meeting." I had never given a thought that Quakers were an active group still meeting and functioning, but they are. Friends, what they refer to themselves as, are very much alive and well in today's world...
Many wild mushrooms are poisonous (09/23/12)
One of Southeast Missouri's largest mushrooms is the purple-spored puffball. It is a native wild mushroom that may appear in your lawn in late summer through autumn. It is commonly found this time of year in pastures and sometimes in woodlots. The purple-spored puffball is bulky in appearance. ...
Lloyd Oberts (09/23/12)
ANNA, Ill. -- Lloyd Eugene Oberts, 58, of Anna, formerly of Olive Branch, Ill., died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Meghan Herndon (09/23/12)
Meghan Elizabeth Herndon, 21, of Fenton, Mo., passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, in a St. Louis hospital from injuries received in a vehicle-scooter accident Sept. 9. She was a nursing student and three-year scholar athlete at Southeast Missouri State University. She played soccer at the university, St. Paul Catholic School in Fenton, Mo., Rockwood Summit High School, and with the Vardar Soccer Club...
Gus Coomer (09/23/12)
Gus W. Coomer, 78, of Jackson went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Kenneth Sullivan (09/23/12)
Kenneth Ray "Ken" Sullivan, 47, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., departed this life Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Ste. Genevieve County, Mo., from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was born Sept. 24, 1964, in Bristow, Okla., son of Clifford Melvin and Helen Rozelle Cathcart Sullivan...
Darcus Purl (09/23/12)
Darcus Tremayne Purl, 38, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Chapel. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Howard McGee officiating. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery...
John Chappius (09/23/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- John J. Chappius, 77, of Perryville died Sept. 22, 2012, at Independence Care Center in Perry County. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The funeral will at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. Milton Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, with military graveside service provided by American Legion Post 133 and Delta Team...
Births 9/23/12 (09/23/12)
Daughter to Jeremy Christopher and Melissa Marie Brunkhorst of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 3:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. Name, Kinsley Renea. Weight, 5 pounds, 1 ounce. Third child, second daughter. Mrs. Brunkhorst is the former Melissa Nelson, daughter of Amos and Carrie Thompson of Lyons, Kan. She is a CNA. Brunkhorst is the son of Albert and Evelyn Brunkhorst of Perryville, Mo. He is a construction contractor...
Berryhill - Dinkins (09/23/12)
Amy Lynn Berryhill and Billy Donald Dinkins were married June 16, 2012, at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Monsignor Bill McGhee performed the ceremony. Pianist was Mary Helen Wissinger of Cairo, Ill., aunt of the bride. Soloist was Mary Wissinger of St. Louis, cousin of the bride...
Brunke - Thompson (09/23/12)
Tony and Phyllis Brunke of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Jodie Leigh Brunke, to Billy Joe Thompson III. He is the son of Billy Joe and Robin Thompson Jr. of Jackson. Brunke received a bachelor of science degree in agri-business from Southeast Missouri State University. She is an independent distributor with Premier Designs Jewelry...
Sorbello - Amelunke (09/23/12)
Rodger and Vicki Amelunke of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Melinda Sue Sorbello, to James Paul Amelunke. He is the son of Ronnie Amelunke and Linda Amelunke of Jackson. Sorbello is a 2006 graduate of Jackson High School, and 2010 graduate of Southeast Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is a registered nurse at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
Kuehn - Sadler (09/23/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- John and Carla Kuehn III of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Margaret Kuehn, to Rodney Dale Sadler II. He is the son of Rodney and Tammy Sadler of Perryville. Kuehn is a 2005 graduate of Perryville High School. ...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/23/12 (09/23/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Assault Thefts Property damage Summons Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 9/23/12 (09/23/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Jackson police report 9/23/12 (09/23/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 9/23/12 (09/23/12)
A neighborhood grocery store that opened more than 50 years ago on North West End Boulevard is closing its doors; J. Ronald Fischer Jr. says Fischer's Market has "run its course." CHARLESTON, Mo. -- State Rep. Betty Hearnes says she is continuing to receive encouragement to seek the Democratic Party nomination for governor next year; she says she will make her decision within about two months...
School menus Sept. 24 to 28 (09/23/12)
MONDAY--Hot dog, broccoli & cheese or tomatoes or baby carrots, pears. TUESDAY--Chicken quesadilla, refried beans or tomatoes or baby carrots, orange sections. WEDNESDAY--Pork steak, whipped potatoes or tomatoes or baby carrots, mixed fruit cup...
Property tax increase raises questions (09/23/12)
Not since 1982 have Cape Girardeau County residents paid a property tax to support the operations of county government. This was a point of pride with former commissioners. Sure the county collected property taxes, they would say, but all of that revenue went to other jurisdictions such as schools, libraries and the like. County operations were funded by sales taxes...
Speak Out 9/23/12 (09/23/12)
In Speak Out someone claimed Alma Schrader has two police officers waiting, giving out parking tickets. I want to know why parents can't let children ride the bus. We already pay taxes for the bus; let children ride it. It's funny to me how many cars and trucks still park right in the street on the north side of Broadway. ...
Prayer 9/23/12 (09/23/12)
Thank you, O Gracious Lord, for peace that passes all understanding. Amen.
Ride of the Week: 1959 Chevrolet Corvette (09/23/12)
Make and model: 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Owner(s): Brad and Vickie Kasten Owner's hometown: Jackson Triple Crown winner. NCRS Top Flight, Bloomington Gold and Gold Spinner awards. Displayed at Corvettes at Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Original color combination; Frost Blue with Red Vinyl interior. 270 horsepower, two 4 barrel carburetors, Duntov cam...
Junior the Pumpkin (09/23/12)
Junior and Kaitlin are ready for Halloween!
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