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Emerson rallies Republican women ahead of Election Day (11/02/12)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson addressed members of the Cape County Republican Women's Club on Friday, encouraging fellow Republicans to band together to bring the party success in local, state and federal elections. She also spoke briefly on government regulations, response to attacks on American security forces in Libya and the economy...
Remember to 'fall back' this weekend (11/02/12)
Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, meaning that clocks should be turned back one hour before going to sleep Saturday night.
Two Advance men facing off in new 151st House District (11/02/12)
One Southeast Missouri race for the state House is based completely in Advance, Mo. Ryan William Holder, a Democrat and field representative for the Laborers International Unit Local 1104, and Republican Dennis Fowler, retired superintendent of the Stoddard County Juvenile Detention Center and a longtime law enforcement officer, share the same locale but not political views...
Swinger, Libla present contrasting points of view in 25th (11/02/12)
If you've watched much TV lately, chances are you've noticed advertisements in the Missouri Senate race that pits 162nd District Rep. Terry Swinger, a Democrat from Caruthersville, Mo., against Poplar Bluff, Mo., businessman Doug Libla taking up noticeable commercial time...
Scott County voters to consider two for recorder of deeds (11/02/12)
BENTON, Mo. -- In the time he walked the halls of the Scott County Courthouse, there's little doubt that Tom Dirnberger knew not everyone he passed understood exactly what his job was. But those who got to know him during those 16 years say they knew exactly what kind of man he was -- magnanimous, hardworking and preternaturally kind...
Commissioners face challengers Tuesday (11/02/12)
Both Perry and Scott counties will have one county commissioner returned to office by virtue of running unopposed, but there could be new faces on their commissions after Tuesday's elections if incumbents facing challengers are defeated. In Scott County, Democratic First District Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn is facing no opposition and neither is Republican Second District Commissioner James Sutterer in Perry County. ...
B. Wallingford charged with DWI, assault (11/02/12)
Police say a Cape Girardeau man was so high on drugs when he rear-ended another vehicle on Oct. 5 that he had trouble getting out of his vehicle and appeared confused about whether there was a crash. Later, the same man assaulted officers while at the police department, according to court documents released Thursday, a day after charges were filed...
3,600 enter Cape Girardeau casino in first six hours (11/02/12)
About 3,600 people passed through the turnstiles in the first six hours of the new Isle Casino Cape Girardeau, according to figures provided by Isle of Capri. The $135 million casino opened to the public for the first time Tuesday. Isle Casino Cape Girardeau, a 137,000-square-foot facility, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the exception of 5 a.m. ...
Vote history mailings raise alarms in Cape Girardeau County (11/02/12)
The Cape Girardeau County Clerk's office is receiving calls this week from alarmed voters regarding letters they've received over the past few days containing "voting records" from past elections for themselves and their neighbors. The letters, sent by a Virginia-based conservative organization called Americans for Limited Government, names the recipient and sometimes relatives or people who live close by, and says whether or not they voted in recent general elections...
Photo: School dedicates new library (11/02/12)
FRED LYNCH ~ flynch@semissourian.com Steve Shaffner conducts the Central Junior High School Orchestra prior to the dedication of the Louis Lorimier Library Thursday, Nov. ...
Marine Corps League, Reserve kick off toy drive today (11/02/12)
The local Marine Corps League and Marine Corps Reserve are kicking off the annual Toys for Tots collection drive today, when they'll be at Toys-R-Us from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. accepting toy donations. Unwrapped toys are requested for ages infant to 12 years old. The drive continues until Dec. 15...
Cape runs leaf pickup test; program starts Monday (11/02/12)
LAURA SIMON ~ lsimon@semissourian.com Anthony Peairs with the Cape Girardeau Public Works Department does a test run of the city's new automated leaf-collection truck on Sherwood Drive Thursday afternoon, Nov. ...
Chamber hosts event on ballot issues (11/02/12)
The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee will host a program on 2012 statewide ballot issues presented by Tracy King, vice president of governmental affairs for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. A continental breakfast begins at 7 a.m. Friday followed by the presentation at 7:40 a.m. at the Show Me Center. The event is open to chamber members...
Notre Dame to perform ‘Our Town' (11/02/12)
Notre Dame Regional High School students will perform the play "Our Town" at 7 p.m. Thursday through Nov. 10. Performances will be at the school cafetorium at 265 Notre Dame Drive, off Route K. Tickets are $8 and are available by calling 335-6772 ext. 311, or online at www.notredamehighschool.org...
Missouri workers to be off day after Thanksgiving (11/02/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri state workers will get an extra day to digest Thanksgiving turkey for the first time in two years after Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order Friday closing state offices the Friday after the holiday. In granting the extra vacation day, Nixon pointed to efforts to cut state spending, improving state revenues and more certainty over the budget. ...
Mo. utility 'cold weather' rule takes effect (11/02/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - November's arrival means Missouri's "cold weather rule" is in effect, protecting many residents from having their heat cut off when it's freezing outside. The rule applies to natural gas companies and electric utilities regulated by the Public Service Commission...
Bank president lauded for stopping robber (11/02/12)
TROY, Mo. -- When a man wearing a Chucky mask robbed the Peoples Bank & Trust in Troy, Mo., he surely didn't expect the bank president to turn into Dirty Harry. But on Tuesday, David Thompson pulled a gun and kept the robber from getting away. Many in the eastern Missouri town are hailing Thompson for his actions...
Retired Mo. officer sentenced for videotaping teen (11/02/12)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A retired Springfield police officer is going to prison for secretly videotaping a 14-year-old girl to produce child pornography. The U.S. Attorney's office says 55-year-old Jack Van Matre was sentenced Thursday to 19 years and seven months in federal prison. He pleaded guilty in June to sexual exploitation of a minor...
US economy adds 171K jobs; unemployment rate rises to 7.9% (11/02/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October, and hiring was stronger in August and September than first thought. The solid job growth showed that the economy is strengthening slowly but consistently. The unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September, mainly because more people began looking for work. The government uses a separate survey to calculate the unemployment rate, and it counts people without jobs as unemployed only if they're looking for one...
US officials counter reports on Benghazi attacks (11/02/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Just days before the presidential election, U.S. officials are striking back at allegations they failed to respond quickly or efficiently against the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, detailing for the first time a broad CIA rescue effort...
After Sandy: Tearful residents return to worst fears (11/02/12)
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. -- Bill Goldberg's first reaction upon entering his flood-damaged home in this popular Jersey Shore resort community was unprintable. His second was that life as he knew it had just been turned upside down -- along with his refrigerator, freezer, and kitchen and dining room furniture...
Mayor says NYC Marathon won't divert resources (11/02/12)
NEW YORK (AP) -- The blue and orange finish line is in place in Central Park, no superstorm debris in sight. Little else is normal with the New York City Marathon. The course will be the same since there was little damage but getting to the finish line could still be an adventure for runners from outlying areas...
Spanier charged in Sandusky case (11/02/12)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The "conspiracy of silence" that protected Jerry Sandusky extended all the way to the top at Penn State, prosecutors said Thursday as they charged former university President Graham Spanier with hushing up child sexual abuse allegations against the former assistant football coach...
Obama, Romney end campaign lull; battleground strategy shifts (11/02/12)
DOSWELL, Va. -- Five days before the election, Republican challenger Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama vied for the mantle of change Thursday in a country thirsting for it after a painful recession and uneven recovery. Early voting topped 22 million ballots...
Today in History (11/02/12)
Today is Friday, Nov. 2, the 307th day of 2012. There are 59 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 2, 1962, President John F. Kennedy delivered a brief statement to the nation in which he said that aerial photographs had confirmed that Soviet missile bases in Cuba were being dismantled, and that "progress is now being made toward the restoration of peace in the Caribbean."...
Perryville to play for third at volleyball final four (11/02/12)
The Pirates will face St. Pius X of Kansas City at noon Saturday at the Show Me Center. They finished 3-3 in pool play.
Perryville volleyball team goes to first final four (11/02/12)
Perryville opens plays at the Class 3 final four at 3 p.m. Friday at the Show Me Center.
Central's Wolsey gets second chance at block (11/02/12)
By Scott Roscovius ~ Southeast Missourian Joe Wolsey had made a mistake, and he knew it. Wolsey, a 6-foot-3, 270-pound Central senior, plays left tackle for the Tigers football team. Central trailed top-seeded Sikeston 14-10 in the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's Class 4, District 1 semifinal in Sikeston...
Perryville volleyball team gets taller with block style (11/02/12)
It was a couple weeks ago the Perryville volleyball team watched a video that changed their defense and their season. "We've gotten so much better at defense within this last two weeks that it's obviously why we won the Lutheran South game," senior Natalie Gremaud said, referring to her team's 21-25, 25-23, 25-23 Class 3 quarterfinal win that earned it a spot in today's final four at the Show Me Center...
Perryville soccer team claims first district soccer title with 3-2 win against Central (11/02/12)
Perryville's Luke Schlichting saw the play developing. The Pirates had just coughed up a 2-0 lead in the Class 2 District 1 soccer championship game, and the Perryville sophomore knew he had to make a run. Schlichting sprinted from midfield, cut in front of a Central defender and deflected a cross into the net, propelling the Pirates to their first district crown...
Southeast Missouri State football team will test run game vs. EKU's stout defense (11/02/12)
The OVC's top rushing attack faces the conferences top rushing defense
Southeast Missouri State soccer team wins opening game in OVC tourney (11/02/12)
The Southeast Missouri State soccer team continued its late-season push Thursday. Fourth-seeded Southeast slipped past fifth-seeded Belmont 1-0 in the opening round of the six-team Ohio Valley Conference tournament in Martin, Tenn. Southeast, which finished fourth in the 11-team OVC, improved its record to 7-9-4. The Redhawks are are 5-0-1 in their last six games...
American classic: University students perform "The Crucible" at River Campus (11/02/12)
Southeast Missouri State University theater students will tackle an American classic when they perform Arthur Miller's Tony Award-winning drama "The Crucible" starting next week. Miller's play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Nov. 10 at the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at the River Campus, with other performances scheduled for 10 a.m. Nov. 9 and 2 p.m. Nov. 10 to 11...
An artistic heritage: American Indian art highlighted at River Campus (11/02/12)
This month the Crisp Museum at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus is highlighting American Indian heritage with an exhibit by mother and son artists. The "Tribal Diversity" exhibit features the work of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and her son Neal Ambrose-Smith...
Shelton wins entertainer of the year (11/02/12)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Blake Shelton is entertainer of the year at the Country Music Association Awards. "The Voice" star won the award for the first time Thursday night, beating out previous winners Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift and fellow nominee Jason Aldean...
Best Bet: Us Instead (11/02/12)
Us Instead returns to Rhymer's on the Plaza with its rock, rap and country party. Come out and dance as the band plays favorites from the '80s, '90s and today. Starts at 9 p.m. Saturday at Rhymer's, 10 S. Plaza Way. There is a $5 cover charge.
First Friday receptions (11/02/12)
ARTS COUNCIL OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Works from the Mid America Print Council Member's Juried Exhibit will be on display featuring 42 printmakers from across the nation. Bowls for the Empty Bowls fundraiser will be displayed for purchase. Reception from 5 to 9 p.m...
Publisher sets release date for Hosseini's latest novel (11/02/12)
NEW YORK -- Khaled Hosseini's next novel will be a journey across time and space. The author of the million-sellers "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns" has finished his third book, "And the Mountains Echoed." Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) and publisher of his first two novels, announced Monday that "And the Mountains Echoed" comes out May 21...
Louise Petzoldt (11/02/12)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Louise L. Petzoldt, 72, of Altenburg died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Young and Sons East Perry Chapel in Altenburg...
Bryan Walker (11/02/12)
Bryan Robert Walker, 47, of Hendersonville, Tenn., died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at a Pittsburgh hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born March 14, 1965, in Cape Girardeau, to Paul R. Walker and Donna E. Bauer. After graduating from Central High School in 1983, Bryan joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan...
Gertrude Mirly (11/02/12)
Gertrude E. Mirly, 99, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Shawneetown, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Oct. 11, 1913, in Shawneetown, daughter of Adolph and Pauline Ladreiter Rudert. She and Alfred B. Mirly were married Aug. 25, 1935. He passed away June 21, 1995...
Adam Wunderlich (11/02/12)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Adam Lee Hugo Wunderlich, 20, of Altenburg passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 24, 1991, in Normal, Ill., to Donald Gene and Jennifer Wunderlich Jr. Adam was a NASCAR fan and a perfect playmate for his nephew, Kaydon...
Stephen Cunningham (11/02/12)
Stephen Harrell Cunningham, 68, died suddenly Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at his home in Alba, Texas. He was born March 12, 1944, to W.H. "Jugo" and Ruth Spradling Cunningham. Steve graduated from Chaffee High School in 1962. While in high school, he was an outstanding athlete in baseball, football and basketball. ...
Rosa Renaud (11/02/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Rosa L. Renaud, 87, of Perryville died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Perryville. She was born Nov. 26, 1924, in Perryville, to Leo and Mary Myrtle Moore Vessells. She and Milton Renaud were married Aug. 11, 1945, in Perry County...
Isaac Grebenick (11/02/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Isaac Nathanial Grebenick, 17 months, of Chaffee earned his angel wings Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis. He was born May 11, 2011, in Cape Girardeau, to Teddie Grebenick Jr. and Kaylee Kohler...
Eric Bradshaw (11/02/12)
Eric Grant Bradshaw, 53, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., formerly of Whitewater, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Poplar Bluff. He was born Dec. 27, 1958, in Cape Girardeau, to J.R. and Mary Belle Mouser Bradshaw. Eric was a member of First Baptist Church and Bluff City Eagles in Poplar Bluff. He worked as a farm hand on a dairy farm in Whitewater, Whitewater Co-op and Tierney Farms in Chaffee, Mo...
Carl Bushard (11/02/12)
Carl Bushard, 97, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, Ill. He was born Jan. 7, 1915, in Chaffee, Mo., son of Thomas Bernard and Luta Estelle Hileman Bushard. He and Hazel Hahs were married May 26, 1940, at her family home in Bollinger County. She died at IVH in 2003...
Births 11/2/12 (11/02/12)
Son to Robert Dale Davault Jr. and Bethanney Dawn Thele of Glenallen, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 10:02 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Name, Brayden William Lane. Weight, 8 pounds, 2 ounces. Third child, second son. Ms. Thele is the daughter of Jody Thele of Fredericktown, Mo., and Rick McClard of Jackson. She is employed in the deli at Country Mart. Davault is the son of Robert Davault and Theresa Davault of Glenallen. He is self-employed...
Jackson police report 11/02/12 (11/02/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summons...
Cape Girardeau fire report 11/02/12 (11/02/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 11/02/12 (11/02/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 11/2/12 (11/02/12)
More than 200 windows at Nell Holcomb School and nearly 100 windows at Cape Girardeau public schools were broken over the weekend in what appears to be post-Halloween vandalism; in Cape Girardeau, Alma Schrader School received the most damage. Cape Girardeau police were haunted by an excessive amount of Halloween pranks over the weekend; nearly 50 property damage incidents were reported; at least 39 reports involved vandalism to vehicles...
Missy Kitty, in our time of need, becomes MediCat (11/02/12)
The doctor listened to my lungs and heart. I don't know what he was doing, because my distress was in my throat. Small explosions were being set off by unidentified terrorists. Each blast resulted in spasms of coughing intended to quell the enemy. As it turns out, I'm terrible at fighting wars...
Basketball news (11/02/12)
Editor's note: The editorial has been corrected to reflect the correct day of the final exhibition game. The Southeast Missouri State University basketball team got off to a good start Tuesday in its first exhibition game of the season. The Redhawks defeated Division II Ouachita Baptist 71-60 at the Show Me Center...
Southeast football (11/02/12)
After a three-game losing streak, the Southeast Missouri State University football team rebounded Saturday with a 48-27 road victory over Austin Peay. The Redhawks (3-5, 2-3 OVC) have had their share of challenges this year, including the season-ending injury to quarterback Kyle Snyder. But there have been some positives, including the collegiate debut of redshirt freshman quarterback Scott Lathrop, who has done an admirable job leading the offense...
The independent voter (11/02/12)
Think you're a "conservative"? Check again. You may be more "liberal" than you realize. The same can be said of liberals with conservative tendencies. Know this, that you are not alone. Many of us don't exactly "fall" into perfect placement when it comes to conservatism vs. liberalism. I dare say there are many "closet" liberals as well as conservatives that don't always make their inner thoughts known, but do always stand by their beliefs and principles...
Speak Out 11/2/12 (11/02/12)
Libertarian candidate for president Gary Johnson may serve a useful purpose in helping deny the presidency to Mitt Romney. No ticket rip-offs Again this year, the MSHSAA state volleyball championships are being held at the Show Me Center. This draws parents and fans from all over Missouri. SEMO collects revenue from parking fees that are unnecessary. Let's present our city and university with pride, not as a "rip-off" to our visitors...
Prayer 11/2/12 (11/02/12)
O Lord Jesus, may we always resist evil, standing firm in our faith in you. Amen.
Pumpkins by Patrons of Jackson Senior Center (11/02/12)
Halloween pumpkins decorated by patrons of the Jackson Senior Center.
Trenton on Halloween. (11/02/12)
My grandson Trenton does his best Darth Vader.
Meeting a Hero (11/02/12)
Eliazbeth & Dawson Seabaugh visiting the Jackson Police Dept, Halloween Day 2012. They thanked the Policemen for working to keep Jackson a safe place for them to live. Dawson was thrilled to meet a real Policeman & present him with treats for the Dept. His Police Costume was very authenic with the real uniform of the Policemen. Elizabeth & Dawson received treats & very special treatment. They are the children of John & Michelle Seabaugh & grandchildren of Dale & Winnie Seabaugh, all of Jackson...
Lunar light (11/02/12)
The moon last night, coming up over our woods.
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