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Historical society to host banquet Saturday (10/21/12)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- The Perry County Lutheran Historical Society in Altenburg will host a banquet Saturday for the the second biennial Immigration History Conference. Keynote speaker will be Michael Wallis, voice actor from the Disney/Pixar motion picture "Cars." Wallis also is a historian, author and storyteller with ties to the area. The Saxony Lutheran Chamber Choir will perform...
Cape County archivists to give presentation on county bicentennial (10/21/12)
In honor of the Cape Girardeau County bicentennial, the staff of the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center will give a brief presentation of the history of the county and read the original proclamation from 1812 that created the first five counties in the state at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Cape Girardeau County Commission Chambers, 1 Barton Square, Jackson...
Missouri ranks atop U.S. in meth lab seizures (10/21/12)
Missouri is on pace to lead the nation again with a potentially record-setting number of meth lab seizures in 2012, though narcotics officers say the distinction would have been even more dubious if not for new prescription mandates on a key ingredient of the highly addictive and dangerous drug...
Ribbon-cutting completes new Franklin Elementary (10/21/12)
Cape Girardeau School District and city officials marked completion of the largest single project under the district's voter-approved school-improvement plan Friday with a ribbon cutting at the new Franklin Elementary School. The improvements are the result of a voter-approved bond issue passed in 2010 that provided $40 million in funding, and at $10 million the new Franklin Elementary building was the costliest project in the district's improvement project...
Regents approve River Campus expansion project (10/21/12)
The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents has taken the first step toward construction of $20 million in new facilities at the River Campus. Regents gave unanimous approval Friday for a project that envisions the combination academic space and student housing into one building at the northeast corner of the River Campus or, as an alternative, the north side of Morgan Oak Street...
Stoddard County man killed when hit by unoccupied vehicle (10/21/12)
DEXTER, Mo. -- An 82-year-old Bloomfield, Mo., man lost his life Thursday morning when he tried to stop an unoccupied vehicle from rolling backward. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Audie Maze was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident occurred at 13073 Highway 25 North, just outside the Dexter city limits on the west side of Highway 25...
Edgewood Road in Cape to be closed this week (10/21/12)
The 200 block of Edgewood Road in Cape Girardeau will be closed for storm-line replacement beginning Monday, according to a news release from Cape Girardeau Public Works. Weather permitting, the work will take about one week. Crews will keep driveways open in the area. Detours will be marked to divert traffic around the work zone. Drivers should use caution when driving and plan to use alternate routes if necessary...
Commission outlines ozone awareness campaign (10/21/12)
A public awareness campaign will begin next year aimed at persuading residents to do their part to help reduce ozone levels in Southeast Missouri. Details are outlined in a Path Forward plan reviewed Friday by the Southeast Missouri Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission's Air Quality Committee...
Homecoming brings back friends, memories (10/21/12)
Red and black congestion ruled downtown Cape Girardeau as alumni, students and friends crowded onto Broadway for SEMO's annual Homecoming Parade on Saturday morning. Escorted by Cape Girardeau's finest the parade began with members of the ROTC bearing flags, followed by the cheerleaders, flag corps and twirlers. The Redhawks marching band danced down the street and preceded the parade marshals, Southeast Missouri State University President Ken Dobbins and his wife, Jeanine...
I-55 in Cape, Perry counties reduced for guardrail work (10/21/12)
Northbound and southbound Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau and Perry counties, from Route E to the Ste. Genevieve County line, will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width as work crews install a guardrail. Weather permitting, the work will be done Monday through Nov. 8, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Route Y in Cape County to close for pipe replacement (10/21/12)
Route Y in Cape Girardeau County, between Greensferry Road and Aleut Lane, will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe beneath the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area...
Club news 10-21-12 (10/21/12)
The September Meeting of the Young Americans 4-H Club was called to order by Tricia Kirchdoerfer on Sept. 20 at Grace Methodist Church. "The Pledge of Allegience" was led by Natalie Timpe and Clayton Kirchdoerfer led the 4-H Pledge. Roll Call was answered by "What did you take to the Fair and what Ribbons did you win?"...
House employees received three raises (10/21/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Employees of the Missouri House have received three raises in the past year -- more than other workers in state government. The first raise started last year in mid-November and another was approved this summer. Besides the raises specifically for House employees, the state budget that took effect in July calls for a 2 percent raise for all state workers earning less than $70,000, including House employees. ...
Farmers were able to plant most of land flooded in 2011 (10/21/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Farmers in spring were able to plant all but a few thousand acres of the land deluged by last year's flooding along the Missouri River and the intentional breaching of a Mississippi River levee in Southeast Missouri, U.S. Department of Agriculture figures show...
Nixon, Spence each stress jobs (10/21/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon touts more than $1.5 billion in spending cuts, the elimination of 4,300 government jobs and four years of balancing a budget without tax increases during the nation's worst economic downturn since the Great Depression...
Bank robber lauds Cardinals (10/21/12)
ARNOLD, Mo. -- The FBI said a man robbed a First Bank branch in Arnold on Friday. He entered the bank and handed a note to the teller demanding money but did not show a weapon. After taking an undisclosed amount of money, the robber yelled "Go Cards" and fled...
Cellphone thefts becoming an epidemic (10/21/12)
SAN FRANCISCO -- In this tech-savvy city teeming with commuters and tourists, the cellphone has become a top target of robbers who use stealth, force and sometimes guns. Nearly half of all robberies in San Francisco this year are cellphone-related, police say, and most occur on bustling transit lines...
Romney: Obama is a man without a second-term plan (10/21/12)
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Heading into the campaign's final weeks, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is upping his criticism of President Barack Obama's plans for a second term, accusing the Democrat of failing to tell Americans what he would do with four more years...
Today in History (10/21/12)
Today is Sunday, Oct. 21, the 295th day of 2012. There are 71 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 21, 1962, the Seattle World's Fair closed after six months and nearly 10 million visitors. (President John F. Kennedy, scheduled to attend the closing ceremony, canceled because of what was described as a "head cold"; the actual reason turned out to be the Cuban Missile Crisis.)...
Lebanon wary after car bomb linked to Syria (10/21/12)
BEIRUT -- Lebanese protesters erected flaming roadblocks and gunmen roamed the streets Saturday in a city on edge after the assassination of a top security official in a powerful car bomb the prime minister linked to the civil war in neighboring Syria...
Gadhafi ex-spokesman denies arrest in recording (10/21/12)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- A man purported to be Moammar Gadhafi's former spokesman has issued an audio recording denying that he has been captured and saying he is outside Libya. Saturday's recording posted on Moussa Ibrahim's Facebook page dismissed government claims that he was detained outside the besieged Libyan city of Bani Walid...
Female reporter savagely attacked in Cairo (10/21/12)
PARIS -- A correspondent for France 24 TV was "savagely attacked" near Cairo's Tahrir Square after being seized by a crowd, the network said Saturday. It was the latest case of violence against women at the epicenter of Egypt's restive protests...
Jackson football team earns top seed in district (10/21/12)
Jackson scored 42 consecutive points to break open a close game, and the Indians overwhelmed Francis Howell Central 56-26 Friday night.
Central football team tops Festus, will host district rematch (10/21/12)
The Tigers ended a five-game losing streak and topped Festus 24-15 to move up into the fourth spot in Class 4 District 1.
High school roundup: St. Vincent football team unable to catch Jefferson (10/21/12)
St. Vincent closed out its regular season with a 49-21 loss to Jefferson on the road.
Jackson, Notre Dame tennis duos earn match wins at state (10/21/12)
Notre Dame junior Reagan Kapp and freshman Carly Hopkins made school history by becoming the first players -- either boys or girls -- to play in the state tennis tournament.
Charleston football team runs over Chaffee 50-8 (10/21/12)
Charleston rushed for 468 yards and improved to 7-2 this season.
High school roundup: Leighton dominant in return, wins cross country title (10/21/12)
Billy Leighton's return to the cross country course couldn't be going much better. The Central senior won the Class 4 District 1 meet held Saturday at Jackson City Park. He finished in 16 minutes, 29.95 seconds, more than 20 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor...
Kelly softball team wins third place in Class 2 (10/21/12)
The Hawks scored four unanswered runs to defeat Palmyra, last year's state champion, in Friday's third-place game 5-4.
Southeast football team misses opportunities in loss to Tennessee-Martin (10/21/12)
Southeast Missouri State's third consecutive loss, all in Ohio Valley Conference play, held a familiar theme. The Redhawks hung tough with a favored opponent and had plenty of chances to perhaps pull off an upset.
Titans' Amano returns to Southeast Missouri State for homecoming football game (10/21/12)
Amano, a former Southeast All-American offensive lineman, will miss the entire NFL season on injured reserve after suffering a torn triceps muscle during training camp.
SEMO roundup: Southeast volleyball handed first OVC losses (10/21/12)
Two-time defending OVC regular-season champion Morehead swept visiting Southeast 26-24, 25-22, 25-18.
Southeast men's basketball team scrimmages in public debut (10/21/12)
Junior Tyler Stone led all scorers with 24 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was Southeast's top scorer and rebounder last year, averaging 14.7 points and 7.3 boards.
Carpenter gets rematch, chance to send Cardinals to World Series (10/21/12)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants sure are tough to eliminate this postseason. Barry Zito and the Giants gave themselves at least one more game in the National League championship series with a 5-0 victory Friday in St. Louis that forced today's Game 6 back at San Francisco's AT&T Park -- just where the NL West winners want to be with their season on the line...
Cape church celebrates centennial (10/21/12)
Maple Avenue United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau celebrated its 100th anniversary last month. Mary Spell of Cape Girardeau has been a member of the church since 1939. She described Maple as "the joy of our life." "We are truly thankful for all the blessings the Lord has given us, and he has placed the right people for us to learn from," Sells said...
FYI (10/21/12)
A silent auction and live music will be held to benefit Bryan Walker at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at Buckner Brewing Co., 132 N. Main St. in Cape Girardeau. Walker is in need of a double lung transplant. The event will feature silent auction, bake sale, raffles, food and special musical guest Steven Conn. ...
Snuggling in style (10/21/12)
Sweater-y cable knits, textural weaves, rich faux furs ... this fall, throws are showing up in all the retailers' collections. Basically small couch blankets, throws set the stage for comfy days spent on a comfy chair cocooned in a comfy -- well, you get the idea...
Pet of the week (10/21/12)
Pet Names: Max and Oliver Owner: Joyce Kincade Favorite activities: Sitting in laps and getting lots of attention. ...
Adopt Dannika (10/21/12)
Dannika is an 8-year-old collie. She seems very calm and gentle and is an inside dog. She is just a really good girl and loves to be petted. Dannika is heartworm negative. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Adopt Johnny (10/21/12)
Johnny is 2-years-old and already neutered. He is very well mannered. For more information, contact The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri at 334-5837. ...
When God leads us to opportunity, we must seize it (10/21/12)
I recently came across this story from the Old Testament. A prophet of God comes to the king overlooking a vast army threatening to invade. The prophet tells the king that the army in front of him will be given over to him so that the King will know that the Lord is the Lord alone. The king responds in a very strange an interesting manner...
Keep on dreaming (10/21/12)
"Dreams are for children! I 'm too busy for that kind of nonsense," are two reasons people give for refusing to admit they dream. Dreams are truly the stuff that life is made of. Without dreams one has little motivation to go on. I think of them as hope...
Award Robinson (10/21/12)
Schnucks employee Donald Robinson of Marble Hill, Mo., was recently honored with the Missouri Older Worker of the Year award. Robinson was nominated for the award by Schnucks manager Dennis Marchi. Robinson "always has a smile on his face," Marchi wrote in his nomination. ...
Harley riders use unique challenge to raise awareness for cancer (10/21/12)
There are many ways that people raise money and awareness for cancer. Few are as unique as the Cancer Aware Harley Dare. Brian Winans and Mike Taylor, of McClure Ill., started the first leg of a 3,000-mile round trip Oct. 13 from Black Diamond's Bootheel Harley-Davidson in Scott City to the southernmost beach of Florida. The goal: Raise awareness for cancer...
Fire up the oven and get ready to bake (10/21/12)
My recipe-collecting friends must be thinking about baking and cooking this week, because I had several recipes given to me all within a coupe of days of each other. All of this week's recipes sound really good and interesting. Try each one and see which ones find their way into your favorite recipes files...
Up close with differential grasshopper (10/21/12)
There are many kinds of grasshoppers native to North America. This photo shows an adult grasshopper called a differential grasshopper, which I found at the edge of a soybean field. It is sitting on a soybean stalk that holds two ripe, hairy soybean pods...
Loretta Phelps (10/21/12)
Loretta "Toots" Phelps, 81, of Jackson passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Loretta was born March 19, 1931, in Advance, Mo., the daughter of Walter and Dorothy Tropf Thompson. Loretta retired from the Division of Family Services after 24 years. ...
Robert Schlitt (10/21/12)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Robert Schlitt, 85, of Poplar Bluff died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at his home. Robert was born June 28, 1927, in Oran, Mo. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and retired from the Social Security Administration as assistant manager after 34 years. ...
Jim Thomas (10/21/12)
James "Jim" Thomas, 67, of Jackson passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 22, 1944, in Chaffee, Mo., to the late Earl James and Mary Catherine Kiefer Thomas. He married Betty Place on Sept. 24, 1984, and she survives...
Pat Tipton (10/21/12)
Pat B. Tipton, 87, a life long Cape Girardeau resident, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 11, 1925, in Cape Girardeau, to Herman and Flora Hanebrink Bode. She was the youngest of seven children...
Charles Park Sr. (10/21/12)
Charles Robert Park Sr., 66, of Cape Girardeau, died at 6:25 a.m., Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 16, 1945, in Cape Girardeau to James Edward and Ruth Ann Kennedy Park. Charles is survived by three sons, Charles Edward Park of Jonesboro, Ill., Charles Robert Park Jr. ...
Grace Hoover (10/21/12)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Grace V. Hoover, 86, of Cape Girardeau passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 23, 1926, at Poplar Bluff, Mo., the daughter of Carl and Grace Jenkins Richmond. Grace was retired professor emeriti from Southeast Missouri State University, where she served for nearly 30 years as chair of the former Department of Home Economics. ...
Births 10/21/12 (10/21/12)
Daughter to Thomas Eugene Young and Freda Rae Susan Lintner of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Hospital, 6:37 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. Name, Ripley June. Weight, 8 pounds, 1 ounce. First child. Ms. Lintner is the daughter of Herman Lintner of Sikeston, Mo., and Deborah Lintner of Jackson. She is an assistant manager at Raben Tire. Young is the son of Kim Young of Cape Girardeau and Thomas Young. He is a welder at Manac...
Wozniak - McDowell (10/21/12)
Dana Grace Wozniak and Pfc. Ethan Ray McDowell were married March 15, 2012, at Emanuel United Church of Christ. The Rev. Sam Roethemeyer performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Mary Ellen Wozniak of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of David and Jill Watkins and Sonya and Jeff Kinder of Jackson...
Nanney - Stump (10/21/12)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Erin Noelle Nanney and Jonathan Paul Stump were married June 1, 2012, at St. John's Catholic Church. The Rev. William Hennecke performed the ceremony. Reader was Calli Nanney of Cape Girardeau, niece of the bride. Servers were Zach and Simon Elfrink of Leopold. Organist was Mary Jansen of Leopold, and flutist was Morgan Haas of Marble Hill, Mo. Vocalists were Klara Beel and Jessie Holweg of Leopold...
Wedemeier - Wright (10/21/12)
Kristen Marie Wedemeier and Aaron Sean Wright were married June 23, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Dardenne Prairie, Mo. The Rev. Timothy Foy performed the ceremony. Music was by the church choir, and soloist was Jenna Baumgardner of Foley, Mo., cousin of the bride...
Williams - Blattel (10/21/12)
Katherine McKnight Williams and Jacob Paul Blattel were married Oct. 6, 2012, in an outdoor setting on the bride's family property in Millersville. Matthew Heisserer performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Craig and Robin Williams of Cape Girardeau. Tom and Cathy Blattel of New Hamburg, Mo., are parents of the groom...
Hart - Smith (10/21/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- Jerry and Shelia Hart of Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, Sydney Paige Hart, to Grant Smith. He is the son of Johnny and Kay Smith of Benton. Hart expects to graduate in May 2013 from Kelly High School. She is employed at Boomland in Benton...
Smith - Cureton (10/21/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Beckey and Roger Hays of Marble Hill and Cecil Chiles of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Sue Chiles Smith, to Bobby Dale Cureton Sr. He is the son of Bobby Gene and Betty Cureton of Marble Hill. Smith is a 1999 graduate of Woodland High School. She is a 2012 graduate of Trend Setters School of Cosmetology. She is employed at Great Clips in Jackson...
Cape Girardeau fire report 10/21/12 (10/21/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Jackson police report 10/21/12 (10/21/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 10/21/12 (10/21/12)
A chamber of commerce survey to gauge community attitudes is mailed to 1,367 voters; the 43-question survey covers such topics as community development, health services, education, city government, and senior citizen and youth services. Dr. Bill W. Stacy, Southeast Missouri State University president, tells a joint legislative committee that too much of the burden of costs of higher education has been shifted to parents and students, and it is limiting access to higher education in the state...
School menus Oct. 22-26 (10/21/12)
MONDAY--Hot dog or garden salad, or turkey or ham on bun or PB&J, broccoli & cheese, cherry tomatoes or baby carrots, pears. TUESDAY--Chicken quesadilla or garden salad or turkey or ham on bun or PB&J, refried beans or cherry tomatoes or baby carrots, orange sections...
You can be pro-education and vote no on Prop B (10/21/12)
By Ronald J. Leone Proposition B's outrageous and unfair 760 percent tax increase, the largest tax increase in Missouri's history, is not about education or health care. It's about greedy special interest groups, responsible tax policies, the proper size and scope of government, and politicians wasting even more of your tax dollars...
Tobacco tax: For our children and grandchildren (10/21/12)
By Michael Cooperstock Missouri's tobacco tax is 17 cents per pack, by far the lowest in the nation. The national average is $1.49 per pack. Proposition B on the November ballot adds a 73 cent tax to each pack of cigarettes. This new tax will generate more than $250 million, revenue specifically designated for elementary, high school and college education, as well as supporting tobacco prevention and cessation. ...
Ballot issues (10/21/12)
In addition to the intriguing races going on locally and statewide, there are several ballot issues to vote on come Nov. 6. Here, we will break down the statewide ballot measures, and offer voting suggestions for you to consider. Selection of supreme court and court of appeals judges...
Speak Out 10/21/12 (10/21/12)
Why do Democrats keep saying that the Republicans want to take away your Social Security when it has been proved time and time again that is not true. If you will check and see, you will find that every time Social Security has been disturbed, we either had a Democratic president or a Democratic House and Senate...
Iron Mountain presents USO Train (10/21/12)
The Iron Mountain Railway will present a USO Train on Nov. 10, at 1 p.m., honoring all veterans. Volunteers will be in costumes from the 1940's, and a live musical tribute to all branches of the military will be performed, as well as other music from the time period. ...
Local athletes like it dirty! (10/21/12)
Nearly 150 athletes participated in the inaugural BackWoods Beat-Down on Saturday in Blodgett, MO. The BackWoods Beat-Down is a 5k (3.1 miles) foot race, filled with more than 25 obstacles. Athletes jumped over a total of 3 ranks of wood in the first 2 miles of the race. ...
Enjoying a Saturday afternoon. (10/21/12)
Enjoying the beauty of fall in Southeast Missouri.
BackWoods Beat-Down (10/21/12)
Ashlea Soemo, of Jackson, after completely submerging herself to cross underneath a make-shift wall in a shallow, ice-cold pond on the BackWoods Beat-Down course.
BackWoods Beat-Down (10/21/12)
Robin Featherston, of Sikeston, climbs over a stack of tractor tires on the BackWoods Beat-Down course.
BackWoods Beat-Down (10/21/12)
Omar Campos of Cape Girardeau, crawling out of an obstacle on the BackWoods Beat-Down course.
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