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Stories from Friday, December 21, 2012

Chamber of Commerce will get $110,000 yearly for Magnet operation (12/21/12)
It will take the entire staff of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce to accomplish the added responsibilities it has accepted under a new contract with the region's economic development agency, Cape Girardeau Area Magnet, said chamber president and CEO John Mehner...
Safety in schools: Local districts addressing concerns (12/21/12)
In the wake of the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., locals are likely asking more questions about the safety of children in their schools. Brenda Wood, who has a granddaughter attending Jackson High School, posed a question to the school's staff on the day of the tragedy...
Cape Girardeau deer survey underway (12/21/12)
A survey designed to estimate Cape Girardeau's urban deer population is underway. The Missouri Department of Conservation is working with the Cape Girardeau Police Department and the Biology Department at Southeast Missouri State University to conduct the count using a spotlight on several night outings through the end of February. Results should be available sometime in March, according to Matt Bowyer, a conservation department wildlife management biologist...
Cape Girardeau County gives initial approval to 2013 budget (12/21/12)
Salaries for some Cape Girardeau County employees were among the most-debated items as commissioners examined the proposed 2013 budget during a public hearing Thursday. So far, only two requests for more pay -- including a 2 percent increase for employees in the sheriff's department -- have been rejected as the county begins work on the budget...
Cape legislators undecided on concealed guns for teachers (12/21/12)
A local legislator is one of the 24 co-sponsors of a bill that would allow Missouri teachers to carry and conceal guns in schools. The legislation comes after 20 students and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last week. The bill is sponsored by Republican Rep. Mike Kelley, and its 24 co-sponsors include House Speaker Tim Jones and Majority Leader John Diehl...
Storms improve outlook for Mississippi River (12/21/12)
ST. LOUIS -- A release of water from the Missouri River and recent snow and rain upstream are offering some relief for the Mississippi River. Though still low, the Mississippi River channel at St. Louis was roughly 12 feet deep Thursday -- up about a foot-and-a-half since Monday...
Former Jackson man charged two weeks ago yet to be arrested (12/21/12)
A volunteer firefighter charged more than two weeks ago with intentionally setting fire to a Fruitland home has yet to be arrested, authorities confirmed Thursday. Christopher L. Bruce was charged with first-degree arson Dec. 5. He was the second man accused of intentionally setting fire to a Fruitland-area home while a resident slept inside. The occupant got out safely. ...
Man arrested for Cape Girardeau business burglaries (12/21/12)
A 30-year-old Cape Girardeau man was in police custody Thursday after authorities said he broke into two local businesses last month and stole about $4,000 from games, registers and safes. Scott W. Pierce faces charges of second-degree burglary and stealing in connection with the November burglaries of Whiskey River, 1444 Independence St., and Rhymer's on the Plaza, 10 S. Plaza Way. Pierce also is being looked at as a suspect in other area burglaries, including those that have targeted businesses and residences in recent weeks....
Former congressman formally announces bid for 8th District (12/21/12)
WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) -- Former Republican congressman Wendell Bailey has joined a crowded field of candidates hoping to fill a vacancy in southeast Missouri's 8th Congressional District. Bailey announced his candidacy Friday to succeed U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, who's resigning to lead the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association...
Dorena-Hickman ferry resumes service (12/21/12)
DORENA, Mo. -- The Dorena-Hickman Ferry resumed service this morning on its regular winter operating schedule. High winds forced the ferry to halt operations about 8:30 Thursday morning. It remain closed for the day after Capt. Ed Floyd reported sustained winds of about 30 miles per hour with gusts of about 40 mph on the Mississippi River near Hickman, Ky...
Thursday's Toybox deliveries (12/21/12)
ABOVE: Santa poses with Weston, Markeenan, D'Nyah and Alyssa during a Toybox delivery Thursday in Cape Girardeau. BELOW: Santa also has Toybox gifts for Dylan, Korra, Brandon and Troy....
Three Rivers among state's safest colleges (12/21/12)
Three Rivers College has been named one of the 10 safest colleges in Missouri for the second consecutive year by StateUniversity.com. Rankings are based on incidents of crime as reported by campus safety officials. For more information, visit.stateuniversity.com....
Federal enhancement funds granted (12/21/12)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Eleven Southeast Missouri communities have been selected to receive $2.9 million in federal enhancement funds. They include Caruthersville, Houston, Kennett, Farmington, Arcadia, Desloge, Doniphan, Ste. Genevieve, Benton, Malden and Poplar Bluff/Butler County. ...
Zalma boy won't face car-theft charges (12/21/12)
Owners of a car allegedly stolen by a 12-year-old boy and driven more than 40 miles from Zalma, Mo. to Cape Girardeau will not press charges, the Banner-Press newspaper reported Thursday. Brent Jones was the subject of an intense search Tuesday night that included at least one helicopter unit, as well as searchers on ATVs and horses. He was found unharmed the next morning at the Walmart store in Cape Girardeau...
Tamms, other Illinois prison closures begin (12/21/12)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A mass migration of some of Illinois' most dangerous criminals is underway as state officials began shutting down the Tamms Correctional Center and other prison facilities. More than two dozen inmates were being bused from the super-maximum-security prison in Southern Illinois to the Pontiac Correctional Center on Thursday with an aim on closing Tamms by Jan. 4, an Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman said Other facilities set to close next week include adult transitional centers in Decatur, Carbondale and Chicago. To read more about this go to www.thesouthern.com....
College authorizes bond sales for sites (12/21/12)
POPLARBLUFF, Mo. -- The Board of Trustees for Three Rivers College has authorized the sale of $5.4 million in bonds to fund development in Sikeston, Mo., and Poplar Bluff. Bonds were authorized Dec. 19, at the board's monthly meeting. The sale is part of the Changing Lives, Building Futures major gifts campaign organized by the Three Rivers Endowment Trust. ...
A week after school massacre, details emerge (12/21/12)
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- As the nation paused to mark a week since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, new details emerged Friday about the gunman, Adam Lanza, who acquaintances said was able to take apart and reassemble a computer in a matter of minutes but rarely spoke to anyone...
Travelers head out for holidays after snowstorm (12/21/12)
CHICAGO -- Travelers facing canceled flights and closed roads were hoping to finally head to their holiday destinations Friday as a widespread snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Midwest moved across the Great Lakes toward Canada...
Obama nominates Kerry for secretary of state (12/21/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Friday nominated Sen. John Kerry as his next secretary of state, elevating the longtime lawmaker and foreign policy expert to the top diplomatic job he had coveted. "He is not going to need a lot of on-the-job training," Obama said, standing alongside Kerry at the White House. "Few individuals know as many presidents and prime ministers or grasp our policies as firmly as John Kerry."...
NRA calls for armed police officer in every school (12/21/12)
WASHINGTON -- The nation's largest gun-rights lobby called Friday for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer "waiting in the wings." The National Rifle Association broke its silence Friday on last week's shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 children and staff dead...
Snow in Midwest leaves some travelers scrambling (12/21/12)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The first widespread snowstorm of the season plodded across the Midwest on Thursday, as whiteout conditions sent drivers sliding over slick roads and some travelers were forced to scramble for alternate ways to get to their holiday destinations...
Bells toll for victims one week after shooting (12/21/12)
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- The chiming of bells reverberated throughout Newtown on Friday, commemorating one week since the crackle of gunfire in a schoolhouse killed 20 children and six adults in a massacre that has shaken the community -- and the nation -- to its core...
House GOP puts off vote on 'Plan B' citing lack of support (12/21/12)
WASHINGTON -- Confronted with a revolt among the rank and file, House Republicans abruptly put off a vote Thursday night on legislation allowing tax rates to rise for households earning $1 million and up, complicating attempts to avoid a year-end "fiscal cliff" that threatens to send the economy into recession...
Today in History (12/21/12)
Today is Friday, Dec. 21, the 356th day of 2012. There are 10 days left in the year. Winter arrives at 6:12 a.m. Eastern time. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 21, 1937, Walt Disney's first feature-length animated cartoon, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," had its world premiere in Los Angeles...
Central trims Jackson 49-48 to reach championship game of Holiday Classic girls basketball tournament (12/21/12)
Central senior Bailey Kratochvil was hoping to atone for a crucial mistake. Did she ever. Kratochvil drove the length of the court for a layup with 2.8 seconds left, lifting the Tigers to a pulsating 49-48 win over Jackson in Thursday night's semifinals of the Kelso Supply Holiday Classic...
Webster Groves holds off Jackson boys basketball team 50-46 (12/21/12)
The Jackson boys basketball team kept mounting comebacks Thursday night in their game against visiting Webster Groves. However, the Indians never hit the big shot to get them over the hump in a 50-46 loss to the Statesmen. "We just have to know when we get to that point when the game is on the line, stay composed and make a good play," said Jackson coach Darrin Scott, who saw his team fall to 4-4. ...
Saxony Lutheran upends top-seed Notre Dame in Holiday Classic girls basketball tournament (12/21/12)
The Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team entered this week's Kelso Supply Holiday Classic having never won a tournament game in its previous six years of existence. Now they're one game away from winning it all. The fourth-ranked Crusaders stunned top-seeded Notre Dame 47-34 Thursday night to earn a spot in the tourney's championship game against Central on Saturday...
Meadow Heights slips past Scott City in consolation game in Holiday Classic (12/21/12)
Emma Cook scored 15 points and Taylor Cureton added 13 -- including four free throws in the final nine seconds -- as Meadow Heights held off Scott City 39-34 in a Kelso Supply Holiday Classic consolation semifinal Thursday afternoon at the Show Me Center...
High school roundup: Leopold heads into Christmas unbeaten (12/21/12)
All the local high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team hosts powerful Missouri St. (12/21/12)
Southeast Missouri State coach Ty Margenthaler was excited before the season when the Redhawks lined up games against all four of the state's other Division I women's basketball programs. The Redhawks (5-6) have lost the first two legs of those matchups, both on the road. Today they get another crack at it when tradition-rich Missouri State (6-4) visits the Show Me Center for a 6:30 p.m. tipoff...
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team visits UMKC before beginning OVC action (12/21/12)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team has one final opportunity to build momentum before opening its Ohio Valley Conference schedule. Southeast (7-6) plays at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (4-7) Saturday in a 12:05 p.m. tipoff...
A Killough Valley Christmas story (12/21/12)
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. Imagine being a farm boy in the years just after World War II in the Ozarks over yonder. I was just such a farm boy. I was an only child for my first 13 years. ...
House of Christmas past: Glenn House offers holiday tours (12/21/12)
Now that the rooms in the Glenn House have been decorated for holiday tours, Alyssa Lage has a wonderful feeling every time she enters the historic structure. "It always feels like Christmas to me," she said. A member of the Historic Association of Greater Cape Girardeau Inc., the not-for-profit organization that oversees the Glenn House, Lage has worked with other association members and volunteers to have everything in order for the Glenn House 2012 Holiday Tour...
Posen in for Kors on new season of ‘Project Runway' (12/21/12)
NEW YORK -- Zac Posen is in on "Project Runway" -- he'll be the new featured judge, filling the chair Michael Kors sat in for the show's first 10 seasons. "This was an amazing opportunity," Posen said. "I hope I'm here to give a new perspective to the designers."...
Adele voted AP Entertainer of the Year (12/21/12)
NEW YORK -- Though Adele didn't have a new album or a worldwide tour in 2012, she's still rolling. After a year of Grammy glory and James Bond soundtracking, Adele has been voted The Associated Press Entertainer of the Year. In 132 ballots submitted by members and subscribers of The Associated Press, Adele easily outpaced other vote-getters like Taylor Swift, "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. ...
ARTifacts 12/21/12 (12/21/12)
Winners of the Southeast Missouri Arts Council's 2012 annual Regional Juried Exhibition were announced during the First Friday reception, and nearly $1,000 in cash prizes was distributed. John "Cowboy" Lynch was awarded this year's Best of Show and a $500 prize for his piece titled "Desert Sand." Lynch has been involved with the arts council for the past year and is a member of the Visual Arts Cooperative. ...
Kenneth Brewer (12/21/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Kenneth C. Brewer, 62, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at his home in Perryville. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of service Sunday at the United Methodist Church in Perryville. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church, with the Rev. Anne Saegesser officiating...
Alma Clingingsmith (12/21/12)
Alma C. Clingingsmith, 89, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 14, 1923, in Jackson, daughter of August H. and Annie Nagel Hanselmann. She and Alvin Barrett "Jake" Clingingsmith were married June 29, 1943. He passed away Jan. 27, 2004...
Marybelle Edwards (12/21/12)
Marybelle M. Edwards, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Jackson Manor. She was born Oct. 24, 1925, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Joseph and Francis Simpher Logel. She and Harry Marcellus Edwards were married Dec. 18, 1943. Her vocation in life was a homemaker and she honored it well. Her greatest joy was to help someone in need and make that "special pot of soup". Baseball season was Belle's favorite time of year. She loved the sport and could discuss it with anyone...
Hazel Harris (12/21/12)
Hazel Harris, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at her home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rosa Jetton (12/21/12)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Rosa Bell Jetton, 77, of Advance Nursing Center died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. A private interment will be held at a later date in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill, Mo., is in charge of arrangements...
Melvin Mudge (12/21/12)
PATTON, Mo. -- Melvin Edwin Mudge, 85, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at his home in Patton. He was born Sept. 2, 1927, in Mine La Motte, Mo., son of Renford and Martina Trousdale Mudge. He and Dorothy Freeland were married Oct. 27, 1946, in Fredericktown, Mo...
Jerry Sanders (12/21/12)
Jerry L. Sanders, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Southeast Hospital. He was born Aug. 29, 1948, in Herrin, Ill., to Charles and Irene Baker Sanders. He and Margaret A. Sanders were married June 23, 1972, in Plumfield, Ill. Jerry was a 1977 graduate of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a bachelor of science degree in accounting...
Barbara Stewart (12/21/12)
Barbara J. Stewart, 72, of Lebanon, Ind., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at her home. She was born May 22, 1940, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of C.L. and Kathryn Dillard. She and Zollie R. Stewart were married Dec. 22, 1956, in Corinth, Miss...
Donald Stout (12/21/12)
Donald W. Stout, 79, of Bay City, Mich., passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. He was born Dec. 29, 1932, to Willard M. and Edna Roark Stout of Cape Girardeau. He and Joan L. Olson were married Aug. 18, 1957, at Eisleben Lutheran Church. Donald attended Central High School, Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia. He worked for the Michigan Department of Agriculture, retiring in 1997...
Darrell Welker (12/21/12)
Golden Darrell Welker, 82, of Cape Girardeau passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Fountainbleau Lodge. He was born Feb. 7, 1930, in Marble Hill, Mo., son of Charles Miles and Nancy Long Welker. He married Dorothy Kirkpatrick. Welker was a licensed practical nurse at Bond Nursing Home in Marble Hill. He worked at the hat factory 20 years, and in the laundry department at Southeast Hospital...
Betty Williams (12/21/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Betty Ann Williams, 50, of Perryville died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Young & Sons Funeral Home in Perryville.
Cape Girardeau police report 12/21/12 (12/21/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 12/21/12 (12/21/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Jackson police report 12/21/12 (12/21/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts...
Out of the past 12/21/12 (12/21/12)
Last week's fire that destroyed the Southside Baptist Church has pushed this year's fire loss in Cape Girardeau above the $1 million figure; insurance adjusters placed the fire loss at $385,000. Both Cape Girardeau hospitals announce they will discontinue their Medicare discount programs because of what they describe as the federal government's increasing constraints on Medicare and Medicaid programs; the programs are being dropped effective Feb. 1...
Basketball tournaments (12/21/12)
A tradition for many this time of year is attending basketball games, and the competition doesn't get much better than the two tournaments being held at the Show Me Center this week and next. The Kelso Supply Holiday Classic for high school girls basketball teams kicked off Tuesday. Notre Dame, Central High School, Jackson and Saxony Lutheran all picked up victories in the first round...
Speak Out 12/21/12 (12/21/12)
Recognition to Barbara Blanchard Elementary School needs to be given for maintaining a high quality learning environment. The entire staff maintains a positive atmosphere every single day when they first step foot inside the building. The teachers simply amaze me with their persistence, and it shows on the faces of each and every student...
Prayer 12/21/12 (12/21/12)
Father God, thank you for the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ. Amen.
Spring 2013 Dale Carnegie Training Announced (12/21/12)
UPCOMING DALE CARNEGIE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO, December 21, 2012 -- Hendrickson Business Advisors has announced the dates for its next 8-Week Dale Carnegie Course as well as the 2-Day High Impact Presentations Course, both of which are open to the public...
Nowothy graduates from military training (12/21/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Pfc. Sara Nowothy, of Cape Girardeau, recently completed her military training to become a military policeman for Missouri National Guard's Detachment 1, 1137th Military Police Company in Jackson, Mo. "I joined the Guard because I really wanted to," said Nowothy. "I woke up one day and decided I wanted to be in the military and serve my country."...
A visit with Santa (12/21/12)
Truman & Jeanette visit with Santa.
Miss Chloe (12/21/12)
Chloe loves playing with the cat, eating paper, escaping her kennel, and most importantly, loving her family.
Tucker's First Kelso Christmas (12/21/12)
Tucker was adopted from the Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary one week ago. He's very cuddly, and loves sitting by the Christmas tree. There's lots of cats, needing a home! safeharboranimalsanctuary.org
Herra (12/21/12)
She loves her bone and playing keep away. She's is a 2 year old Great Dane.
Hummer (12/21/12)
Hummer loves going to the park and playing with Herra. He is a 4 year old Great Dane.
Favorite Pet (12/21/12)
Lady KiKi & Sir Baylain. My favorite pets. KiKi's hobby is searching for forbidden rodents & making friends with neighborhood cats. Sir Baylain, luvs cuddling up with mom (me) & playing with his bubba ( my youngest son 24) Baylain chases the cat friends of Kiki's lol...
King Titan: Pitbull Mastiff (12/21/12)
I adopted Titan this fall. He was in the Humane Society. I set him free and invited him into my home. He's a beautiful and well behaved dog. He's great with kids and other animals. He's house trained. He's very attentive and protective as well. He's a large bully breed and disliked and feared by many because of it, but he's loved and adored by everybody that knows him. ...
Going for a ride (12/21/12)
Owen loves cruising around town
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