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Stories from Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pilot killed during training remembered by Jackson family (10/28/12)
When Garrett Knowlan was a freshman at Jackson High School, he probably seldom, if ever, entertained notions of living the life of a disciplined officer in the U.S. Air Force. Playing and excelling in soccer was foremost in his mind. But a possible soccer career was derailed during a family trip to Colorado for a soccer tournament that included a stop at Colorado Springs, home to the United States Air Force Academy...
Motorcycle accident claims Gordonville man (10/28/12)
A Gordonville man died Thursday night when the motorcycle he was riding crashed on Route Z in Cape Girardeau County. Lynn E. Lang, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene by Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton. Lang's motorcycle overturned several times after running off the roadway on a curve about two miles west of Gordonville at 9 p.m. Thursday, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Witnesses: Belligerent man pulls gun, uses truck as weapon at party (10/28/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Authorities say a drunken, underage and belligerent Marble Hill man crashed a party by threatening others with a loaded gun, trying to run some of them over in his truck and purposefully crashing the truck into other vehicles. ...
Jackson man pleads guilty to role in burglary spree (10/28/12)
One of the three Jackson men implicated in a burglary spree that plagued Jackson and Cape Girardeau last fall has pleaded guilty. Jacob Colyott, 19, withdrew his not guilty plea before Judge Benjamin Lewis earlier this week, copping to two felony counts that include one made more serious because one of the victims was home at the time of the offense. Lewis ordered the Missouri Department of Probation and Parole to conduct a presentence investigation before Colyott's Nov. 26 sentencing...
Cape man arrested for DWI after leading police on high-speed chase (10/28/12)
A Cape Girardeau man suspected of drunken driving led law enforcement from Illinois into Missouri in a chase that exceeded 100 mph early Saturday, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Jeffery Pirtle, 35, was being held at the Cape Girardeau County Jail in Jackson after the patrol said he ignored an attempted traffic stop at about 3:30 a.m.in Alexander County, Ill. ...
Possible endangered designation for cave-dwelling species could affect Perryville's economic growth (10/28/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A tiny cave-dwelling fish could have a big effect in Perry County if it is added to the endangered species list by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect its habitat. A public meeting will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Higher Education Center in Perryville, where U.S. Fish and Wildlife representatives will present plans to add the Grotto sculpin to the list and designate its critical habitat for protection...
Florida man arrested in scheme that bilked elderly couple out of $250,000 (10/28/12)
They were told they were winners and promised the world -- millions in cash, a new luxury car and even a flicker of fame when their names would be trumpeted on national television. All they had to do was take care of a few nominal fees. But they had to act fast...
Tour de Shawnee brings out Olive Branch, Ill., riders, tourists (10/28/12)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Before long, the tiny Southern Illinois town of Olive Branch may not exist. Many residents are pursuing a federal buyout after Olive Branch was devastated by historic flooding in spring 2011. Until the day comes when it is no more, possibly the biggest draw in town is the Tour de Shawnee. ...
Voters to decide again on redirecting Marble Hill sales tax (10/28/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Voters within the city limits once again are being asked to approve changing the direction of the city's half-cent sales tax receipts. A similar attempt in the August primary failed by five votes. City officials hope voters will agree to divert that money from a capital-improvements fund into general...
Robber uses knife, beer bottle to hold up Cape convenience store (10/28/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department is searching for a suspect after a reported robbery Thursday night at a Jasper's convenience store. According to Patrolman Darin Hickey, department spokesman, at about 8 p.m. a male subject entered the store at 407 Morgan Oak St. and displayed a knife to the clerk. He demanded the store's money and during the course of the robbery allegedly assaulted the clerk by hitting her on the head with a beer bottle....
Three Rivers campus expansion poised to begin (10/28/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Work soon will begin on the phase one of the new Three Rivers College campus in Sikeston. Three Rivers president, Dr. Devin Stephenson, addressed the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday at Tanner Street Church of God and gave an overview of the plan...
Deadline approaching to get absentee ballot in Missouri (10/28/12)
The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail or fax for the Nov. 6 general election is Wednesday, according to a news release sent Friday by Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's office. To receive an absentee ballot by mail, eligible voters must complete an absentee ballot application online at www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/docs/absentee.pdf and mail or fax it to their local election authority. ...
Part of Route CC closed Monday (10/28/12)
A section of Route CC in Cape Girardeau County will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday while crews replace a pipe beneath the roadway. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the section of roadway is between Route C and County Road 225...
Club news (10/28/12)
JoAnn Hahs, Dortha Strack, Mary Klaproth and Sharon Aldredge, members of FCE Clubs in Cape Girardeau County, attended the 76th Missouri Association for Family and Community Education annual conference Oct. 3 through 5 at Hannibal, Mo. Entertainment during lunch was Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher. The banquet speaker was Mark Twain...
Measure would revise judicial nominating board (10/28/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Constitutional Amendment 3 on Missouri's Nov. 6 ballot is either a small but needed change in an obscure state board, or the biggest threat to independent courts since voters took big money and machine politics out of choosing the state's top judges in 1940...
Mo. to vote, again, on part of Obama health law (10/28/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri voters will get another chance to register an opinion on a portion of President Barack Obama's health care law with a Nov. 6 ballot measure that would prohibit the governor from creating an online shopping site known as a health insurance exchange...
Focus of transfer litigation may shift to K.C. case (10/28/12)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A lawsuit filed in Kansas City, not an older St. Louis Case, apparently will determine whether students can use a Missouri law to transfer out of floundering school districts. Attorney General Chris Koster signaled Friday that he wants to wrap up the St. Louis case now that the district has partial accreditation. He says the main issue is "moot" and has hasked to have the case moved from the Missouri Supreme Court to St. Louis County Circuit Court...
St. Louis County settles wrongful death lawsuit (10/28/12)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis County has settled a wrongful death lawsuit in a case involving a man who died after struggling with police in 2008. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports county officials settled the suit for $46,500 instead of letting it go to trial...
Superstorm threat launches mass evacuations (10/28/12)
SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. -- Forget distinctions like tropical storm or hurricane. Don't get fixated on a particular track. Wherever it hits, the rare behemoth storm inexorably gathering in the eastern U.S. will afflict a third of the country with sheets of rain, high winds and heavy snow, say officials who warned millions in coastal areas to get out of the way...
Romney woos Florida; Obama, N.H. (10/28/12)
LAND O'LAKES, Fla. -- Juggling politics and storm preparations, Mitt Romney dangled a plea for bipartisanship before early voters in Florida on Saturday as Barack Obama worked to nail down New Hampshire's four electoral votes. Both campaigns scrambled to steer clear of a most unlikely October surprise, a superstorm barreling up the East Coast...
Missouri to vote again on part of Obama health law (10/28/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri voters will get another chance to register an opinion on a portion of President Barack Obama's health care law with a Nov. 6 ballot measure that would prohibit the governor from creating an online shopping site known as a health insurance exchange...
Today in History (10/28/12)
Today is Sunday, Oct. 28, the 302nd day of 2012. There are 64 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 28, 1962, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev informed the United States that he had ordered the dismantling of missile bases in Cuba; in exchange, the U.S. secretly agreed to remove nuclear missiles from U.S. installations in Turkey...
Pakistan outreach could aid Afghan peace deal (10/28/12)
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan has increased efforts to reach out to some of its biggest enemies in Afghanistan, a significant policy shift that could prove crucial to U.S.-backed efforts to strike a peace deal. The target of the diplomatic push mainly has been non-Pashtun political leaders who have been at odds with Pakistan for years because of the country's historical support for the Afghan Taliban, a Pashtun movement...
Bombings, clashes leave Syria truce in tatters (10/28/12)
BEIRUT -- A Syrian warplane flattened a three-story building, suspected rebels detonated a deadly car bomb and both sides traded gunfire in several hot spots across the country Saturday, activists said, leaving a U.N.-backed holiday truce in tatters on its second day...
Perryville volleyball team will play at Show Me Center in final four (10/28/12)
ST. LOUIS -- The Perryville volleyball team set a school record for wins in a season Saturday with a 25-18, 25-21 victory over De Soto in a Class 3 sectional contest at Lutheran South. But that was only the opening act for what proved to be an historic main event as the Pirates followed with a thrilling 21-25, 25-23, 25-23 victory over Lutheran South in the quarterfinals...
Newcomer pairs with veteran as Woodland qualifies two for state cross country meet (10/28/12)
Aaron Yount won't have to go to the Missouri Cross Country Championships alone this year. The Woodland senior will be joined by teammate Garret Reynolds at the state meet next Saturday at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City, Mo. The duo qualified for the state meet by finishing in the top 15 of the boys Class 2 District 1 championship meet Saturday at the Jackson City Park...
High school roundup: Jackson soccer team wins district opener in overtime (10/28/12)
All the local high school events reported Saturday to the Southeast Missourian.
Oak Ridge-Valle cross country battle will continue at state (10/28/12)
The battle between Oak Ridge's Ethan Seyer and Valle Catholic's Nicholas Klein was a smaller part of a larger fight between the two schools. Seyer won the battle against Klein, but Valle Catholic won the war at Saturday's Class 1 District 1 boys cross country meet at Jackson City Park. Valle placed first at the meet, while Oak Ridge took second...
Advance volleyball season ends in Class 1 quarterfinals (10/28/12)
LESTERVILLE, Mo. -- The Advance volleyball team did what it has done so often this season in its Class 1 quarterfinal against Bernie. The Hornets staged one of the comebacks that became a signature of their season by winning eight of nine points late in Game 2...
Southeast Missouri State football team snaps 10-game road losing streak at Austin Peay (10/28/12)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State was in dire need of a victory after suffering three straight Ohio Valley Conference losses during which the Redhawks were competitive. Winless Austin Peay proved to be what the doctor ordered for the Redhawks, although they had to survive a furious late rally by the Govs that made things too close for comfort...
Southeast Missouri State defender returns fumble school-record 98 yards (10/28/12)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State senior safety Branden Spann has proven to be a big-play defensive performer. Spann scored his second touchdown of the season Saturday. It might have saved the Redhawks from having to experience a harrowing finish...
Southeast Missouri State soccer team clinches spot in OVC tournament (10/28/12)
The Southeast Missouri State soccer team clinched a berth in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament by routing host Tennessee Tech 5-1 on Friday for its first road win of the season. Southeast had scored just two goals while going 0-5-1 away from Houck Stadium before exploding Friday. The Redhawks are 3-0-1 in their last four games...
Southeast Missouri State basketball player Porter will miss at least six weeks with broken foot (10/28/12)
Michael Porter's injury-plagued college basketball career has hit another roadblock. Southeast Missouri State coach Dickey Nutt said the junior forward will miss anywhere from six to eight weeks with a broken foot suffered during Thursday's practice...
Giants dump slumping Tigers into 3-0 hole (10/28/12)
DETROIT -- Nothing is stopping them -- not even the Triple Crown winner at the plate with the bases loaded. Armed and accelerating, the San Francisco Giants became the first team to throw consecutive World Series shutouts in nearly a half-century, blanking Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on a chilly Saturday night for a commanding 3-0 lead...
Generosities (10/28/12)
The Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, Inc., donated $700 to the Saint Francis Medical Center Foundation. The donation will be used for seven mammograms for women who would be unable to afford the screenings. Garden Club members from other areas in the state have contributed to the donation...
Awards/Honors (10/28/12)
Cort Hutchason placed second in 4-H State Skeet Doubles Competition at Columbia in September. In his first year in the 4-H shotgun program, he hit 23 out of 50 clay birds. More than 300 4-H youth competeted at the state shotgun meet. Shotgun is one of the projects under the 4-H Shooting Sports program in Cape Cirardeau County. ...
Adopt Louie (10/28/12)
Louie is a small poodle mix. This 9-year-old dog is a cutie! Louie would certainly be great company. He is housebroken, neutered and up-to-date on shots. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Adopt Big Ben (10/28/12)
Big Ben is a lilac point Siamese mix who is 1 year old. For more information, contact the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri at 334-5837. ...
Pet of the week (10/28/12)
Pet Name: D.L. Owner: Judy Abrisz Favorite Activity: Sitting on her back legs begging for pieces of ham. ...
Martha and Mary Project focuses on hospitality in ministry (10/28/12)
Southeast Missouri State University has many commuter students. Organizers behind the Martha and Mary Project, a ministry through the Baptist Student Center near the university campus, hope to give them and the students living on campus a place to feel welcome...
Stop worrying: Your time is in God's hands (10/28/12)
The other night sometime roughly between midnight and one in the morning, I lay awake in bed panicking. The only thing running through my mind was how many papers and tests I had due the next week, and how I would have no time to get it all finished because I was going home for the weekend. ...
Religion, politics and the coming election (10/28/12)
"I believe in an America where religious intolerance will someday end -- where all men and all churches are treated as equal--where every man has the same right to attend or not attend the church of his choice -- where there is no Catholic vote, no anti-Catholic vote, no bloc voting of any kind -- and where Catholics, Protestants and Jews, at both the lay and pastoral level, will refrain from those attitudes of disdain and division which have so often marred their works in the past, and promote instead the American ideal of brotherhood.". ...
FYI 10-28-12 (10/28/12)
Members of the Jackson High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America will be collecting cans from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday for Trick or Treat for Cans for the Jackson Ministerial Alliance. FBLA members will be going door to door for cans of food to be donated to the food pantry. The food pantry provides food to local families in crisis...
Empty bowls fill a need (10/28/12)
More than 500 bowls were made for the seventh annual Empty Bowls Project. The public will have a chance to purchase one -- and enjoy a simple meal of soup, bread and dessert -- during the Empty Bowls Banquet Nov. 4 at the Salvation Army. Linda Bohnsack, co-chairwoman of the Empty Bowls Project, said the purpose of the annual banquet is to "fight hunger, one bowl at a time."...
Recipes you'll want to share with friends (10/28/12)
Round Robin recipe groups, email recipe groups, recipes from friends and recipes from cookbooks -- there are numerous ways to circulate recipes, and this week the recipes seem to come from everywhere. Read over them, take a look at each one and give them a try. You may even want to pass some of these along to your friends or family...
A feast fit for the dead (10/28/12)
"To the inhabitant of New York, Paris, or London, death is a word that is never uttered because it burns the lips. The Mexican on the other hand, frequents it, mocks it, caresses it, sleeps with it, entertains it; it is one of his favorite playthings and his most enduring love."...
Exploring the autumn woods (10/28/12)
Usually peaking in brilliant color during mid to late October in Southeast Missouri, our autumn woods are beautiful in any direction. The woodlands in this region of the U.S. are part of a larger forest known as the Central Hardwood Forest. A North American hardwood forest will consist mainly of tall deciduous trees such as oaks, hickories and sweet gum that form the forest canopy. ...
Swedish princess engaged to New York banker (10/28/12)
STOCKHOLM -- Another royal wedding beckons in Europe: This time it is Sweden's Princess Madeleine who is getting ready to tie the knot. Madeleine and U.S.-British boyfriend Christopher O'Neill announced their engagement on the royal palace website on Thursday...
Janet Dalton (10/28/12)
Janet L. Dalton, 82, of Jackson died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson...
Paul Dunning (10/28/12)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Paul "Pete" Dunning, 89, of Tamms died at Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at the Marion Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Ill. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with military honors. Interment will follow at Jonesboro Cemetery...
Robert Hartle (10/28/12)
Robert Lee "Bob" Hartle, 93, of Jackson died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. An American Legion Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by the funeral service. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum in Cape Girardeau...
Lisa Hunt (10/28/12)
Lisa Renee Clements Hunt, 50, of Jackson died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at her home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson...
Lynn Lang (10/28/12)
Lynn E. Lang, 50 of Gordonville, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Everett Norris (10/28/12)
Everett Wayne Norris, 45, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. He was born Dec. 28, 1966, in Cape Girardeau. He had resided at 1220 Bloomfield Road in Cape Girardeau. He previously resided in Tishomingo, Okla., where he graduated from Tishomingo High School...
Jimmy Yarbrough (10/28/12)
Jimmy Clay Yarbrough, 74, of Jackson died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born March 6, 1938 in Clay, Ky. to George Alvah and Clara Hellen Lively Yarbrough. He and Betty A. Brooks were married June 26, 1959 in Shawneetown, Ill...
Births 10/28/12 (10/28/12)
Son to Geortasia N. Bryant and Xavier O.D. Smith, of Caruthersville, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 7:54 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Name, Jumari Z. Bryant. Weight, 5 pounds, 10 ounces. First child. Ms. Bryant is the daughter of Machell Woods and George Bryant, both of Caruthersville. Smith is the son of Mary Smith of Caruthersville and Kenneth Smith of Dyersburg, Tenn...
Bohnert-Schimm (10/28/12)
Jim and Tammy Bohnert of Jackson, announced the engagement of their daughter, Alisha Bohnert of Midland, Mich., to Lt. Aaron Schimm. He is the son of Thomas and Naomi Schimm, of Bay City, Mich. Bonhert received her bachelors of music from Concordia University of Seward, Neb. ...
Grissom-Limbaugh (10/28/12)
Randon Grissom and Lillian and Alan Holford of Cape Girardeau, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Jo Grissom to Lance Weldon Limbaugh, of Jackson. He is the son of Douglas and Carol Limbaugh of Jackson. Grissom received her master of arts in teacher leadership from Southeast Missouri State University in 2011, her bachelor of science in exceptional child education from Southeast in 2006 and graduated from Thomas W. ...
Roper-Seabaugh (10/28/12)
Jason and Tammy Holman and Derrick Roper of Advance announce the engagement of their daughter Taylor Renee Roper to Michael "Blake" Seabaugh, also of Advance. Seabaugh is the son of Mike and Gwen Seabaugh of Advance. Roper is a 2010 graduate of Advance High School and will graduate from Metro Business College with an associate degree in applied science in Februrary. She plans to attend nursing school and is currently employed at Special Design Healthcare...
Schiff-Jones (10/28/12)
Jeff Schiff of Eldorado, Ill., and Tammie and Damon Waller of DuQuoin, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Miranda Lynn Schiff to Ryan Paul Jones of Villa Ridge. Ill. He is the son of Randy Jones and Jayne Jones of Carbondale, Ill. Schiff is the granddaughter of the late Ben and Bettie Schiff, Charlotte Keller of DuQuoin, Ill., and late Warren Keller. ...
Cape Girardeau police report 10/28/12 (10/28/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs...
Cape Girardeau fire report 10/28/12 (10/28/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Jackson police report 10/28/12 (10/28/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest...
Out of the past 10/28/12 (10/28/12)
A Scott City man escapes serious injury early in the morning, when he apparently drives his compact pickup truck around a lowered railroad crossing gate and is struck by a Union Pacific freight train at Scott City; witnesses say he went around the gate while attempting to cross the Cotton Belt Railroad tracks at the crossing to Wetterau Foods...
School menus Oct. 29-Nov. 2 (10/28/12)
MONDAY--Homestyle chicken bites or garden salad or turkey or ham on bun or PB&J, broccoli & cheese or cherry tomatoes or baby carrots, pears. TUESDAY--Crispito with cheese or garden salad or turkey or ham on bun or PB&J, refried beans or cherry tomatoes or baby carrots, strawberries...
U.S. Senate race: A Q&A with Missouri's candidates (10/28/12)
With the Nov. 6 election drawing closer, Missouri's senatorial candidates answer questions posed by the Southeast Missourian editorial board. The candidates include Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill, Republican Rep. Todd Akin (current U.S. Representative) and Libertarian Jonathan Dine...
Local issues in Jackson, Gordonville (10/28/12)
Voters in two local towns will have decisions to make on Nov. 6 -- one concerning a tax initiative, the other a matter of governing structure. In Jackson, voters will be asked to approve a sales tax that would go toward operation of a community center, which will be constructed using private donations...
Prayer 10/28/12 (10/28/12)
Thank you, O Lord Jesus, that you give us beauty for ashes. Amen.
pet of the week (10/28/12)
My 2 girls love giving each other kisses. they enjoy spending time with each other...
sunrise (10/28/12)
The sun just peeping up to start it's shine for the day.
Good Samaritan: Jeanette Bollinger (10/28/12)
Jeanette Bollinger epitomizes the good samaritan. She is the prayer chain coordinator at her church (Crossroads). Not only does she spend hours on the phone informing others of prayer needs she also keeps following up with the person who has needs and is being prayed for. She is truly a loving, caring, and compassionate person who works diligently for her family, church, friends and community...
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