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Stories from Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cape Council to mull pawn rule changes (11/04/12)
Cape Girardeau's city council will give new rules on pawnshop and resale operations a first consideration at Monday night's meeting. Scheduled for the 7 p.m. meeting is the first reading of an ordinance that has already undergone changes per the request of some local business owners after being tabled by the council last month...
Emerson stumps for others; Rushin wanted debate (11/04/12)
Jo Ann Emerson said Friday she hasn't spent much time on the campaign trail this election cycle. After stopping in Cape Girardeau at a Cape County Republican Women's Club meeting Friday to encourage fellow Republicans to band together and bring the party success in local, state and federal elections, she spoke briefly on government regulations, response to attacks on American security forces in Libya and the economy before heading to a mock election event at Delta High School...
State ballot issues discussed at Friday business event (11/04/12)
While races for president, senate and governor have garnered the most attention this election cycle, voters will be asked to cast ballots on four statewide ballot issues as well. They were the focus of a presentation by Tracy King, vice president of governmental affairs for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee at the Show Me Center...
Pastor: Parsonage fire was suspicious (11/04/12)
A short-lived fire Friday morning at the parsonage of the Red Star Baptist Church is suspected of being caused by arson, the church pastor said. At about 10 a.m., crews from the Cape Girardeau Fire Department rushed to the parsonage after receiving a call concerning smoke coming from its basement. The firefighters arrived and turned off the parsonage's gas and electric lines and contained the fire. The resulting damage was mainly smoke-related, and no injuries were reported...
Loaded semis may again use Hickman Ferry (11/04/12)
DORENA, Mo. -- Loaded semitrailers are again crossing the Mississippi River by way of the Dorena-Hickman Ferry. Water levels on the river have returned to near normal levels following the summer drought that halted ferry operations for about a month earlier this year. ...
Sowers campaigns for McCaskill in Cape (11/04/12)
Sen. Claire McCaskill's campaign hopes the return of a face familiar to Southeast Missouri voters will give her attempt at keeping her seat an extra boost this weekend. Tommy Sowers, a Democrat who challenged Rep. Jo Ann Emerson for Congress in 2010, is traveling throughout the area over the next few days to stump for fellow Democrat McCaskill. ...
Canvassing the election: High voter turnout expected; several races could be close (11/04/12)
A common consensus began forming among Southeast Missouri's county clerks weeks ago -- "we all better get ready," said Cape Girardeau's clerk, Kara Clark Summers, on Wednesday. Presidential elections always mean a larger turnout. Sixty-five percent of registered voters in the state turned in ballots during the 2008 election. This year's statewide prediction of 72 percent, per the secretary of state's office, is one local election official's view as feasible...
Accused child kidnapper charged in another incident (11/04/12)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- Accused kidnapper and convicted multiple sex offender, Jeffrey Dean Shelton, was charged Thursday with molesting another Butler County child. Four days before Shelton is accused of kidnapping a 5-year-old Poplar Bluff girl, he allegedly kidnapped a Qulin, Mo., girl, age 10, at knife point and took her to Ripley County, where he is accused of sexually abusing her...
Pavement fixes for I-55 in Cape Co. (11/04/12)
Northbound Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau County from Route FF to Route E will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday...
Route 177 to get pavement repairs (11/04/12)
Route 177 in Cape Girardeau County from Route W to Route V will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Kingshighway to be repaired (11/04/12)
U.S. 61/Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau County, between Interstate 55 and Lexington Road, will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday...
Scott County courthouse open over lunch hour (11/04/12)
Misinformation provided by a local political candidate led to the Southeast Missouri publishing inaccurate information about the hours for the Scott County recorder's office. The newspaper published that Republican candidate for the office Alan Pendergrass would keep the office open over lunch after saying the office currently isn't open during that time. However, the office is open during that time, Scott County officials said Friday...
Fusion study resumes at MU (11/04/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A University of Missouri professor has resurrected his two-decade-old work in the contested field of cold fusion. In 1991, Mark Prelas was part of a research team that conducted a fusion experiment that emitted a burst of millions of neutrons. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the work stopped when funding was cut off...
St. Louis rape, murder conviction overturned; DNA cleared suspect (11/04/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri judge has thrown out the 1983 rape and murder convictions of a St. Louis-area man whose case was taken up by a not-for-profit group that specializes in using DNA evidence to overturn wrongful convictions. Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green on Friday ordered 56-year-old George Allen Jr. ...
NYC Marathon is canceled following storm damage (11/04/12)
NEW YORK (AP) -- With the runners ready but ravaged residents still recovering from Sandy, this weekend's New York City Marathon was canceled Friday when Mayor Michael Bloomberg reversed himself and yielded to mounting criticism that this was no time to run a race...
Today in History (11/04/12)
Today is Sunday, Nov. 4, the 309th day of 2012. There are 57 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 4, 1942, during World War II, Axis forces retreated from El Alamein in North Africa in a major victory for British forces commanded by Lt. Gen. Bernard Montgomery...
Fourth place is bittersweet for Perryville volleyball team (11/04/12)
The Pirates lost to St. Pius X of Kansas City 25-15, 25-21 in the Class 3 third-place game.
Oak Ridge boys fifth in state cross country (11/04/12)
The Oak Ridge boys cross country team came up just short of a team state medal for the second straight year. Oak Ridge finished fifth Saturday at the Class 1 state meet in Jefferson City, Mo. The Blue Jays scored 142 points to place behind fourth-place Valle (128). West Platte won the title with 87 points...
Inconsistency dooms Perryville on first day (11/04/12)
Class 3 final four play did not start or end well for the Perryville volleyball team on Friday. In between the Pirates handed the No. 1-ranked team in the state its only loss of the day and swept last season's state runner-up, but that wasn't enough to reserve them a spot in the state championship match...
Senior Day a tough pill for local co-captain (11/04/12)
Four years ago, Blake Peiffer was a wide-eyed college freshman about to embark on a new phase of his life as a football player for Southeast Missouri State University. Four years -- quick years -- later, Peiffer, an All-American senior linebacker from Jackson, finds himself passing the torch to the Redhawks of the future...
Southeast bows out of OVC soccer tourney with loss to Tennessee-Martin (11/04/12)
The Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team's inspiring late-season run ended Friday in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. Host and top-seed Tennessee-Martin eliminated fourth-seeded Southeast from the six-team tournament with a 1-0 victory in Martin, Tenn...
Terrell's big day: 1,000-yard season, marriage proposal (11/04/12)
You'd have to say it was a pretty good day for Levi Terrell despite Southeast Missouri State's most lopsided loss of the season. Terrell, among 23 Southeast seniors making their final home appearance Saturday, was naturally disappointed after Eastern Kentucky routed the Redhawks 31-7...
Redhawk women open with lone exhibition today (11/04/12)
Today the 2012-13 Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team will have its only chance to test itself against outside competition before the season begins. Southeast hosts Southern Indiana in it's only exhibition contest of the season at 2 p.m. at the Show Me Center...
Southeast's final home game a real dud as EKU romps 31-7 (11/04/12)
The Southeast Missouri State football team had been in contention during the fourth quarter of its three Ohio Valley Conference losses. Saturday afternoon the Redhawks laid their first true OVC egg of the season -- and on Senior Day, no less. Southeast dug itself an early hole with turnovers and never really threatened Eastern Kentucky as the visiting Colonels romped 31-7...
We can sleep safe, secure in God's hands (11/04/12)
Finally, an extra hour of sleep I don't have to feel guilty for! In case you've missed it, or are awake at what is "supposed" to be your normal routine, daylight saving time has ended. We are now, at least if you are outside of Arizona, Hawaii and parts of Indiana, in standard time. After living near and driving through Indiana for four years, I would have never thought that the Hoosier and Aloha states had something in common...
Be a gift to others (11/04/12)
Have you wondered how you can truly be happy all the time? Being happy is a goal everybody strives for but most look in the wrong places to find it. In fact you can't actively "find" happiness. It's something that comes when you least expect it. Bouts of pleasure are easy to come by but they aren't lasting. ...
FYI (11/04/12)
The Heartland Pops 2012 Christmas Show will be at 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at in the Jackson High School Auditorium. Featured performers include the 18-voice Pops Chorus and the 20-piece band, Leopold Concert Choir and the Immaculate Conception Church Choristers. ...
Church makes giving food fun (11/04/12)
The members of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Cape Girardeau spent the summer competing. The congregation was divided into two teams, and for nearly three months members would get points for collecting food items for the FISH food pantry, bringing a guest to church, volunteering at the church, volunteering in the community and other acts of service...
Cape dental office offers candy buyback (11/04/12)
It's not every day a dentist's office requests candy, but Ruopp & Ruopp Dentistry of Cape Girardeau is asking children to bring in their Halloween bounty for a candy buyback. Through Nov. 11, children can receive $1 per pound of wrapped candy which will be sent out to deployed soldiers through Operation Gratitude. Children are also encouraged to write a letter to the troops...
Condolences.sr 11/4/12 (11/04/12)
Delbert Ikerman, 75, of Benton. Julian Pease, 70, of Sikeston. Mary Smith, 50, of Jackson. John VanGennip, 83, of Leopold. Georgia Biri, 82, of Jackson. Deborah Witte, 57, of Midland, N.C. Clara Wheeler, 80, of Pulaski, Ill. Everett Norris, 45, of Cape Girardeau...
Coca-Cola Bottling on West Broadway (11/04/12)
Despite my best efforts, I've been unable to locate a good photograph of the old Coca-Cola Bottling Co. on West Broadway. I've received many inquiries about the building, mostly in connection with the structures that were formerly in the neighborhood of McDonald's and Pfister's. The best image I've found of the Coca-Cola plant is an advertisement from Dec. 31, 1941, shortly after the building was constructed...
Yes, this really is Missouri (11/04/12)
I know what you're thinking about the photo above. This scene couldn't possibly come from Missouri. This must be some mountain vista in West Virginia or another place far away. No, it really is Missouri. The water is the good ole St. Francis River in Madison County, not far from Fredericktown...
Broadway: then and now (11/04/12)
Saturation traffic in the downtown section of Broadway is often the rule, even during non-rush periods. The two-lane, two-way thoroughfare offers parking on both sides and congestion worsens as number of cars increases. Relief of the Broadway traffic situation remains one of the unfinished tasks facing the municipal administration. The view here is toward the east from the 800 block. (Southeast Missourian photo)...
Past trivia questions 11-4-12 (11/04/12)
HERE ARE THE OUT OF THE PAST TRIVIA QUESTIONS FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE FOR SUNDAY, Nov. 4. Out of the Past trivia covering the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3: Q: What church was dedicated Oct. 28, 1962? A: Third Baptist Church, corner of Lynwood and Randol (Ref: Oct. 28)...
‘Thin Man' actors thick as thieves (11/04/12)
Q: Other than the "Thin Man" series, how many movies did William Powell and Myrna Loy star together in? -- R.L.B., Wiota, Wis. A: Powell and Loy starred in 14 films together -- eight of them not as Nick and Nora Charles: "Manhattan Melodrama" (1934), "Evelyn Prentice" (1934), "The Great Ziegfeld" (1936), "Libeled Lady" (1936), "Double Wedding" (1937), "I Love You Again" (1940), "Love Crazy" (1941) and "The Senator Was Indiscreet" (1947)...
Awards (11/04/12)
The Department of Defense honored Mary Craven, MRI supervisor for SoutheastHEALTH, with the "Patriot Award." Craven was recognized for her support of employees that serve in the National Guard and Army Reserve. She was nominated for the award by 1st Lt. Daniel Guettermann, a health services officer in the 325th Combat Support Hospital, U.S. Army Reserve and MRI technician for SoutheastHEALTH...
Group working to get support on plan to feed homeless in area on Thanksgiving (11/04/12)
SIKESTON -- It won't be loaves of bread and baskets of fishes, but the Rev. Deborah Young still hopes to create something of a miracle by helping feed the hungry on Thanksgiving Day. Young, who is part of the Lion of Judah International Association of Ministries, is working to gather support for the group's project to offer a Thanksgiving meal for the homeless and homebound seniors in Cape Girardeau, Scott, Mississippi and New Madrid counties...
Gulf fritillary is a familiar fall sight in our area (11/04/12)
At first glance this mid-sized butterfly may appear to be a monarch butterfly, but it isn't. It is a gulf fritillary. Although bright orange like the monarch butterfly, the gulf fritillary has fewer white spots and its wings are shaped differently. Gulf fritillaries migrate in autumn and sometimes large groupings are seen as far south as the Gulf of Mexico. This is where the gulf fritillary gets its name...
Cathryn Adams (11/04/12)
Cathryn Webb Clack Adams, 92, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at her home. She was born Oct. 1, 1920, in Cairo, Ill., the second child of Elsie Webb and Ernest Clack. She was raised in Jackson and Cape Girardeau, graduating from Central High School and Southeast Missouri State University with a B.A. in business and history...
Janet Bond (11/04/12)
BENTON, Mo. — Janet Sue Bond, 66, of Benton died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Dorothy Bridwell (11/04/12)
Dorothy Lee Allison Bridwell, 86, of Conway, Ark., passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. She was born April 19, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, the oldest daughter of Robert and Christine Allison's family of 10 children. Dorothy was married to Floyd Preston Bridwell on Dec. 22, 1948. He died in 2002...
Peter Cooper (11/04/12)
Peter Eugene "Pete" Cooper, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. He was born Oct. 12, 1930, at Scott City, son of Peter Daniel and Ruth Greer Cooper. He and Waneta L. Adams were married May 26, 1952, at Paragould, Ark...
James Cotner (11/04/12)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- James Thomas "J.T." Cotner, 91, of Chaffee passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Chaffee Nursing Center. He was born April 15, 1921, to Guy H. and Carrie Sides Cotner in Pocahontas. The family moved to Cape Girardeau when he was 10 years old and then to Chaffee in 1948...
Gayle Ebaugh (11/04/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Gayle Ebaugh, 90, of Sikeston died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. She was born Feb. 3, 1922, at Sondheimer, La., to Henri R. and Anna Dunklin Woodside. She and Paul L. Ebaugh Sr. were married May 29, 1943, at Parma, Mo. Paul died June 7, 1999...
Robert Heath (11/04/12)
Robert E. "Bob" Heath, 81, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at his home in Friedheim. He valiantly fought right up to the end and will be sorely missed. He was born Nov. 25, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, to Walter "Chick" and Edith Haman Heath. He and Helen B. Rigger were married Feb. 3, 1955, at Larson Air Force Base in Topeka, Kan...
Herb Nance (11/04/12)
Herb Nance, 85, of Cape Girardeau passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 23, 1927, in Bell City, Mo., to John H. and Stella Pryor Nance. He and Virginia Watkins were married Sept. 1, 1951, in Cape Girardeau...
Hugo Robert (11/04/12)
Hugo Wendolin "Hook" Robert, 71, of Scott City died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 2, 1941, at Kelso, Mo., to Hugo and Loretta Heisserer Robert. He and Karon Ann Riley were married June 23, 1962, in Cape Girardeau...
Aileen Roberts (11/04/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Aileen Roberts, 93, of Marble Hill passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Woodland Hills Nursing Home in Marble Hill. She was born July 31, 1919, at Huxie in Bollinger County, daughter of Elmer and Lucy Rowe Eaker. She and Cecil A. Roberts were married July 13, 1940. He passed away April 10, 2002...
Births 11/4/12 (11/04/12)
Son to Tyler James Creasman and Jasmine Lynn Markie Gwinn of Sedgewickville, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 12:49 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Name, Aiden James. Weight, 8 pounds, 5 ounces. First child. Ms. Gwinn is the daughter of Ruby Gwinn and Donald Gwinn of Sedgewickville. Creasman is the son of Laurie Creasman of Fisk, Mo...
Ventrella - Meyer (11/04/12)
Victoria Anne Ventrella and Clinton Thomas Meyer were married Oct. 8, 2011, at the Elks Lake in Cape Girardeau. Brett Schott of St. Louis, uncle of the groom, performed the ceremony. Readers were Tina Ventrella of Spring Grove, Ill., sister of the bride, and Carrie Staffen of Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Fiddler was Steve Schaffner and guitarist was Chuck Sowers...
Foltz - Presser (11/04/12)
Mandie Rose Foltz and Brent William Presser were married April 28, 2012, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The Rev. Robert Henrichs performed the ceremony. Organist was Matt Palisch of Jackson, and soloist was Brittany Moore of Oak Ridge, cousin of the bride...
Rainey - Thompson (11/04/12)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Leslie Jean Rainey and Brent Harvey Thompson were married July 21, 2012, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, Mo. The Rev. Randy Tochtrop performed the ceremony. Organist was Lanell Lange of Randles. Readers were Amanda Ward, sister of the groom, and Connie Sherman, both of Advance...
Grissom - Limbaugh (11/04/12)
Randon Grissom and Lillian and Alan Holford of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Jo Grissom, to Lance Weldon Limbaugh. He is the son of Douglas and Carol Limbaugh of Jackson. Grissom is a 2003 graduate of Kelly High School at Benton, Mo. ...
Bohnert - Schimm (11/04/12)
Jim and Tammy Bohnert of Jackson announce 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. Bohnert is a 2006 graduate of Saxony Lutheran High School. She received a bachelor of music from Concordia University in Seward, Neb., in 2011. She is director of parish music at St. John's Lutheran Church in Midland...
Seal - Jackson (11/04/12)
Pam and Jack Cook of Jackson and Larry Seal of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Rochelle Lee Seal, to Shawn Lenard Jackson, both of Scott City. He is the son of Rick and Regina Jackson of Scott City. Seal is a 2006 graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed at Doctors' Park Surgery Center...
Potts - Martin (11/04/12)
Lora Potts and Darrell Potts of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Ashley Potts, to Jeremy Don Martin, both of Lebanon, Mo. He is the son of Terry and Lisa Martin of Lebanon. Potts is a 2004 graduate of Central High School. She is employed at Mercy Hospital in Lebanon...
Louie - Kerber (11/04/12)
Mike and Mary Louie of Gurnee, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessie Louie, to Dan Kerber, both of Chicago. He is the son of Kelly Kerber of Jackson and Danny Kerber of Cape Girardeau. Louie received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from the University of Illinois in 2005. She is a fourth grade teacher in Wilmette, Ill...
Dement - Hudson (11/04/12)
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dement of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jami Lynne Dement, to Zachary Lee Hudson. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hudson of Cape Girardeau. Dement is a 2006 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in biological sciences from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2009. She is employed at Red Letter Communications...
Unterreiner - Jenkins (11/04/12)
Wayne and Jane Unterreiner of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachael Unterreiner, to Aaron Jenkins. He is the son of Mark and Sherri Jenkins of Kelso, Mo. Unterreiner is a 2006 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Missouri State University in 2010, and expects to graduate from the family nurse practitioner program at Southeast Missouri State University in 2013. ...
Out of the past 11/4/12 (11/04/12)
Two months after an annexation committee reached agreement on a future boundary line for Cape Girardeau and Jackson, the issue is still unsettled; that's because the agreement has yet to be ratified by the Cape Girardeau and Jackson city councils. Sarah Weddington, the winning attorney who argued the case of Roe v. ...
Church, community organizations rally to build school in Haiti (11/04/12)
Most people, and all Catholics, in this country know there is a shortage of priests to work in Catholic parishes. It is hard to believe that the U.S. is actually looked upon as missionary work for Catholic priests internationally. In 2007, a young Haitian priest, the Rev. Rahab Isidor, came to serve the members of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Cape Girardeau. Bright eyes, big smile and even bigger "amens."...
Doing good with style (11/04/12)
Artistic style in support of another good cause was the rage Tuesday night at the third annual VintageNOW fashion show in support of the Safe House for Women. With the help of Deb Maevers' antique store, Pastimes Antiques, volunteers came together to produce the largest local fundraiser for the Safe House, which helps women who have suffered from domestic violence. ...
Empty bowls (11/04/12)
"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me. 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'" -- Matthew 25:35-40. ...
Prayer 11-4 (11/04/12)
Lord Jesus, may we feed the hungry and help them find spiritual nourishment in you. Amen.
Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile (11/04/12)
This is my daughter, Ashley for Halloween this year. She wanted to be Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile.
Breast Cancer Awarness Month (11/04/12)
The Bill Emerson Bridge lit up in pink.
The Return of Batman (11/04/12)
The shadow of Batman.
New Additions to the Family (11/04/12)
Pearl and Smoke.
Cape Neddick Lighthouse (11/04/12)
The Cape Neddick Lighthouse at York, Maine is probably the most photographed lighthouse in the United States.
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