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Stories from Sunday, December 23, 2012

Charges added against man accused in Cape business burglaries (12/23/12)
A Cape Girardeau man in police custody on charges of burglary and stealing from local businesses is now facing new charges. Scott W. Pierce, 30, has been charged with two additional counts of second-degree burglary and stealing in connection with break-ins at homes in Cape Girardeau County, according to an amended complaint filed Thursday by the Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney's office...
First phase of Birds Point levee restoration complete (12/23/12)
The first phase of work to restore the Birds Point levee to its original height has been completed. Glen Bullington, a civil engineer technician with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on Friday said the second phase of building on the levee is about 75 percent complete. ...
Anna man sentenced on escape, theft charges (12/23/12)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- An Anna, Ill., man was sentenced Friday on felony escape and theft charges. Mark C. Cole, 39, was sentenced to seven years in prison on one felony charge of escape, according to a news release from Union County State's Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds. Cole, who was in custody, briefly fled on foot from Union County Sheriff's deputies in October. He was being transported from a court appearance...
Kennett executive to lead SEMO Board of Regents (12/23/12)
A Kennett, Mo., bank executive has been elected as the new president of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents. The university said Friday that Doyle Privett takes over effective Dec. 31. He succeeds Donald Bedell, whose term expires Jan. 1...
8th District hopefuls to face public in January forums (12/23/12)
Two upcoming forums in the 8th Congressional District will feature a large field of Republicans vying for a committee's nomination to replace U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson. The first forum will be Jan. 10 at the Salem, Mo., city hall. The second will be Jan. 17 at the Concourse building in Cape Girardeau. The Southeast Missouri Pachyderm Club will host the Cape Girardeau event, which begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public...
School officials: Armed security must be practical (12/23/12)
The idea of armed police providing security in schools -- one strongly advocated in the first public statement Friday by the NRA's Wayne LaPierre after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings -- isn't new to the Cape Girardeau and Jackson school districts...
Last-minute shoppers find deals at stores, on web (12/23/12)
Procrastinating shoppers who packed into Cape Girardeau stores Saturday saw plenty of savings. Retailers were slashing prices in hopes the deals would motivate shoppers to spend more in a holiday shopping season that has been less than stellar. Super Saturday, the Saturday before Christmas, typically is the second-busiest shopping day of the year...
Boy injured in ATV crash (12/23/12)
A 10-year-old Jackson boy sustained serious injuries in an ATV accident Friday in Cape Girardeau County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Parker King was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center after the driver of an Polaris Ranger, in which Parker was a passenger, lost control while traveling down a hill and the ATV overturned. Parker was ejected from the vehicle....
Club news 12-23-12 (12/23/12)
The New McKendree United Methodist Women met Nov. 13 with 29 members and three quests present. President Mary Klaproth opened the meeting by leading the group in the reciting of the UMW Purpose. The minutes were read by Marica Eggers, secretary. Marilyn Fronabarger gave the treasurer's report. Both were approved as given...
Judge: State law on birth control at odds with federal mandate (12/23/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A federal judge on Friday blocked a new Missouri law that requires insurers to exclude birth control coverage for moral objectors, ruling that it conflicts with an insurance mandate under President Barack Obama's health-care law...
Conn. town in mourning inundated with gifts, money (12/23/12)
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Newtown's children were showered with gifts Saturday -- tens of thousands of teddy bears, Barbie dolls, soccer balls and board games -- but they represent only a portion of the tokens of support from around the world for the city in mourning...
Obama seeks scaled-down agreement (12/23/12)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has scaled back his ambitions for a sweeping budget bargain with Republicans. Instead, he's calling for a limited measure sufficient to prevent the government from careening off the "fiscal cliff" in January by extending tax cuts for most taxpayers and forestalling a painful set of agency budget cuts...
Today in History (12/23/12)
Today is Sunday, Dec. 23, the 358th day of 2012. There are eight days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 23, 1972, in what became known as football's "Immaculate Reception," Franco Harris of the Pittsburgh Steelers caught a pass thrown by Terry Bradshaw and scored a touchdown after the ball had been deflected during a collision between Jack Tatum of the Oakland Raiders and the Steelers' John Fuqua; the Steelers won the game (and an AFC divisional playoff) 13-7, despite controversy over the exact circumstances of the play.. ...
Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team wins Holiday Classic (12/23/12)
What a difference a year has made for the Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team. More specifically, what a difference a group of talented, precocious freshmen has made for the Crusaders. Before this season Saxony's only win at the Kelso Supply Holiday Classic had come via forfeit. The Crusaders lost all three of their 2011 tournament games by double figures...
Scott City girls basketball team falls in seventh-place game of Holiday Classic (12/23/12)
Aleah Little and Hayli Chapman combined for 27 points as the Sikeston girls won their first game of the season, 47-26 over Scott City in the seventh-place game of the Kelso Supply Holiday Classic Saturday at the Show Me Center. Little, a senior forward, had 14 points for the Bulldogs (1-6) and led a strong rebounding effort, while Chapman, a freshman guard, added 13 points, including a pair of 3-pointers...
Notre Dame girls basketball team claims third in Holiday Classic (12/23/12)
Jackson coach Tyler Abernathy knew what was happening. He was just powerless to stop it. The Notre Dame girls erupted with their patented quick scoring runs of 9-0 and 6-0 in the third quarter to break open a close contest and cruise to a 52-35 victory in the third-place game of the Kelso Supply Holiday Classic on Saturday at the Show Me Center...
Saxony Lutheran boys stumble against St. Pius (12/23/12)
FESTUS, Mo. -- The Saxony Lutheran boys basketball team saw a 30-25 halftime lead evaporate in the third quarter as the Crusaders fell to St. Pius 60-44 on Friday. St. Pius scored the first seven points after halftime and outscored Saxony Lutheran 19-6 in the third to take control of the game...
Perryville girls basketball team beats Meadow Heights in fifth-place game (12/23/12)
Natalie Gremaud had seen about enough. Perryville was clinging to a 23-19 lead early against Meadow Heights in the third period of its Kelso Supply Holiday Tournament fifth-place game Saturday at the Show Me Center. Gremaud put back a missed a free throw and, following a turnover, hit a 3-pointer from the wing to spark a 6-0 run, and the Pirates made the cushion stand as they pulled away to a 44-28 victory...
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team loses for first time at home (12/23/12)
Missouri State handed a 69-55 loss to Southeast on Friday
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team leapfrogs Kangaroos in final minute (12/23/12)
Southeast records a 66-65 victory over UMKC
MU keeps on Braggin' to Illinois (12/23/12)
Missouri wins 82-73 to claim the rivalry game for the fourth consecutive year
Rams, Buccaneers still find motivation (12/23/12)
Tampa Bay has been eliminated from playoff contention while St. Louis hangs by a thread
Simple recipes, sensational entertaining (12/23/12)
When it comes to entertaining, I often find that the casual gatherings and impromptu parties outshine more elaborate affairs. I think it's the combination of a relaxed atmosphere and last minute inspiration. This summer, for example, I was visiting friends when one of the hosts spontaneously began making homemade crackers from corn and flour tortillas. It wasn't planned, but it was delicious. They were positively addictive and I've since started making them myself...
Hector Boiardi transfers into Chef Boyardee (12/23/12)
By Gary Clothier Question: Is it true that Chef Boyardee is a fictional name created from the names Boyd, Art and Dennis -- the men who created the company? J.G.L., Roseburg, Ore. Answer: This is a popular urban legend that has been circulating for several years. It is not true...
Pet of the week (12/23/12)
Name: Isis Owner: Sharon Sanders Favorite activity: Knocking Christmas decorations off high places. ...
Heart for service: Josh Barrett finds blessings after tragedy (12/23/12)
By Lori Trepasso ~ Southeast Missourian While Josh Barrett grew up in a Christian home and went to church regularly, he never envisioned himself going on an international mission trip. "I never had a tug at my heart to go on one until recently," said Barrett...
The Christmas story worth retelling and believing (12/23/12)
When our daughters were little, they used to enjoy hearing Dad tell them bedtime stories. I told a tale about a giant playground slide that reached into outer space that seemed to hold their attention for quite awhile. Narratives about a certain wicked witch seemed to delight them, too. At this season of the year, though, Dad would tell his young charges fanciful accounts about Santa...
Letting God lead us to the stable (12/23/12)
As I imagine the first Christmas, God's way of unifying everyone -- likely and unlikely people -- over his Son and the mystery amazes me. I imagine a stable filled with a man and a woman who don't know exactly what is going to happen, but whose hearts are full of hope, joy and expectation of a gift from God that's bigger than they're ready to understand right now. ...
Isle Casino donates turkeys to food bank (12/23/12)
Isle Casino Cape Girardeau donated 200 turkeys to the SEMO Food Bank. The turkeys will be distributed to local food pantries in the hunger relief network and will be given out to families in need for Christmas. According to organizers at the food bank, Isle Casino has given other donations of canned foods, but this is their largest contribution to date...
Adopt Sassy (12/23/12)
Sassy is 2 years old and reminds us of a famous courageous feline! She is spayed and ready for a home for Christmas! For more information about Sassy, contact the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri at 334-5837. ...
Adopt Star (12/23/12)
Star is very lovable and a real delight! She loves her shiny coat petted. Star is only 2 years old and would love to be in a permanent, cozy home! For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Sounds of the Season raises money (12/23/12)
More than 700 people attended the 17th annual Sounds of the Seasons concert Dec. 2, raising $38,000 to support Southeast Cancer Center patients. The concert featured master of ceremonies Mike Dumey and top vocal and dance talent. Cape Girardeau orthodontist and cancer survivor Dr. David Crowe served as the honorary chairman...
Democratic committee donates to Boys and Girls Club (12/23/12)
Cape Girardeau County Democratic Central Committee donated $300 to Cape Girardeau Area Boys and Girls Club. Mike Masterson, Democratic committee president, presented the donation to Vickie Lawson, Boys and Girls Club interim director, and John Heisserer, board member...
'Old Goats' club donates to Christmas for the Elderly (12/23/12)
A local coffee club, a group who call themselves the "Old Goats," have contributed money to Christmas for the Elderly for several years. Started by the late Wally Lage, a former executive with the Southeast Missourian, the group contributed $1,000 this year to Christmas for the Elderly...
FYI 12-23 (12/23/12)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri is seeking volunteers for the Read to Succeed program in the Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Scott City school districts. Volunteers will be paired with elementary school students to help them advance their reading skills. ...
New Year's Eve is a time to celebrate, and several organizations are hosting get-togethers to ring in the new year while raising money for worthy causes. (12/23/12)
New Year's Eve is a time to celebrate, and several organizations are hosting get-togethers to ring in the new year while raising money for worthy causes. The third annual St. Jude Benefit begins at 5 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Arena Building. A catered dinner by 2-Chef's Catering will be served at 6:30 p.m. ...
Stoddard Co. volunteers pack 3,000 sacks of food (12/23/12)
More than 100 volunteers in Stoddard County worked for two days to prepare 3,000 sacks of food for distribution to those in need during the Christmas holidays. The volunteers began gathering at the Stoddard County Gospel Mission Thursday to stuff sacks with non-perishable items. The perishable items will be in a separate sack to be stuffed prior to distribution this week...
Tamales and enchiladas are traditional Christmas Day meals for some (12/23/12)
What's the oldest American Christmas food? You might be tempted to answer cookies, pumpkin pie or fruitcake. But these are foods whose origins go back only hundreds of years. By contrast, Hispanic families in the United States traditionally celebrate the holidays with a food that can be traced back literally thousands of years: the tamale...
Mississippi Flyway a route for migrating birds (12/23/12)
The wild mallard drakes and hens pictured here are members of one of the most abundant birds on Earth. They makeup a large portion of the migratory birds that travel the Mississippi Flyway. Mississippi Flyway is a term used to describe a migration route taken twice each year by millions of migrating birds. ...
Kenneth Brewer (12/23/12)
PERRYVLLE, Mo. -- Kenneth C. Brewer, 62, died Thursday Dec. 20, 2012, at his home in Perryville. He was born July 6, 1950, in Perryville, son of Courtney T. and Anna Belle DeBoard Brewer. He married Susan Cottner on July 29, 1972. He is survived by his best friend and former wife Susan K. Cottner and Al Lozier of Sedgewickville, Mo...
Bob Cannon (12/23/12)
Bob Landon Cannon, 75, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. A private service will be at a later date. Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Thelma Crites (12/23/12)
Thelma Ann Crites, 63, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at her home in Jackson.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Johnson officiating. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Mausoleum in Cape Girardeau...
Doris Deck (12/23/12)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Doris J. Deck, 77, of Glenallen passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the Woodland Hills Nursing Home in Marble Hill, Mo. She was born Sept. 13, 1935, in St. Louis, daughter of Charles and Helen Buckmiller Brewer. She and Jake Deck were united in marriage Nov. 17, 1951...
Shelton Fulton (12/23/12)
Shelton E. Fulton, 89, of Jackson passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Monticello House in Jackson. He was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Kennett, Mo., son of Elisha E. and Emma Ellen Mayfield Fulton. He and Virginia Davault were united in marriage Dec. 28, 1941...
Dale Holland (12/23/12)
Dale Holland, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Shirley Keith (12/23/12)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Shirley Ann Keith, 86, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at her home in Cairo. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at Green Lawn Memorial Gardens in Villa Ridge, Ill., with Dr. Larry L. Potts officiating...
Gardis Kump (12/23/12)
Gardis F. Kump, 84, of Cape Girardeau passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 1, 1928, in Schurgast, Silesia, the daughter of Kurt and Hildegard Jambor Fietz. Gardis and Richard J. Kump were married July 19, 1952, in Salzburg, Austria...
Nora Seabaugh (12/23/12)
Nora Seabaugh, 87, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at her home near Gordonville. She was born June 13, 1925, near Delta, to Otto and Martha Tuschhoff Bock. She was a 1943 graduate of Delta High School. Nora and Alvin Seabaugh were married April 1, 1945, at Zion Lutheran Church in Gordonville. They farmed near Whitewater all their married life, and resided 43 years in Whitewater. They had been married for 57 years when Alvin passed away Oct. 22, 2002. Nora moved to Gordonville in 2011...
Harold Senciboy (12/23/12)
PERKINS, Mo. -- Harold L. Senciboy, 97, of Perkins passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the family home. He was born Oct. 25, 1915, in Morley, Mo., to James and Mary Spain Senciboy. He and Lucille M. Wyatt were married Jan. 8, 1948. She preceded him in death Sept. 19, 2003...
Wanda Seyer (12/23/12)
Wanda L. Seyer, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home...
Sharon Turner (12/23/12)
Sharon Hines Turner, 64, of Jackson passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 7, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Robert F. and Laree Randol Smithey. She and Joe Hines were married Jan. 16, 1970. He passed away Jan. 13, 1980. She and Donald E. Turner were married May 30, 1995. He passed away Nov. 26, 2012...
Pansy Webb (12/23/12)
Pansy A. Webb, 89, of Jackson died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Rocky Tallent officiating. A graveside service will be 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St Louis...
Betty Williams (12/23/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Betty Ann Williams, 50, of Perryville died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 6:30 a.m. until time of service Monday at Young and Sons Funeral Home...
Births 12/23/12 (12/23/12)
Son to Matthew Zachary and Sheila Jean Miller of Naperville, Ill., Edward Hospital, 11:07 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Name, Aaron Thomas. Weight, 8 pounds, 9 ounces. Third child. Mrs. Miller is the former Sheila Madden, daughter of Tom and Margaret Madden of Evergreen Park, Ill. Miller is the son of Mitch and Diane Miller of Cape Girardeau...
Katsilometes - Haupt (12/23/12)
Dr. Anastasia Marie Katsilometes and Dr. Dustin Bryant Haupt were married May 26, 2012, at St. Francis Xavier Church in St. Louis. The Rev. Nicholas Smith performed the ceremony. Readers were Gayle Conrad of Jackson, aunt of the groom, and Steve Gallafent of Pocatello, Idaho, uncle of the bride...
Bennett - Hardesty (12/23/12)
Michelle Elyse Bennett and Eric Brian Hardesty were married Aug. 4, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, by the Rev. Paul Short. Special music included an overlay of "You are My All in All" with Pacelbel Canon in D and the powerful hymn "In Christ Alone". ...
Turner - Boyer (12/23/12)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Elizabeth Ann Turner and Travis Aaron Boyer were united in marriage Oct. 13, 2012, at Marble Hill United Methodist Church in Marble Hill, Mo. The Rev. Jan Dillard performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Bill and Lydia Turner of Grassy, Mo., and Stan and LouAnn Boyer of Glenallen...
Wherley - Koenig (12/23/12)
Caitlin Nicole Wherley and Andrew Leighton Koenig were married June 9, 2012, in an outdoor ceremony at Cherry Hill Events Center in Columbia, Mo. Katherine Hays, pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Springfield, Mo., performed the ceremony. Vocalist was Taylor Dickerson of Jackson...
Boren - 65 years (12/23/12)
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Boren of Cape Girardeau will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Thursday. Boren and Maxine Busch were married Dec. 27, 1947, at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. F.H. Melzer, pastor, performed the ceremony. Melzer also baptized and confirmed Gerald...
Cape Girardeau police report 12/23/12 (12/23/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests...
Jackson police report 12/23/12 (12/23/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 12/23/12 (12/23/12)
Southeast Missouri State University enrollments fell 11.21 percent over the past six years compared to an average 7.23 percent decline during the same period at all Missouri public, four-year colleges and universities; according to Southeast president Dr. Bill Stacy, tougher academic programs, fewer area high school graduates and controversy surrounding a multi-use arena contributed to the decline...
Surgery on the fly (12/23/12)
Imagine being trapped in a grain bin, your leg gouged in four places by an auger that pulled you in to a life-threatening situation. Imagine you're a first responder. If you remove the pressure from the entanglement, massive bleeding could start. That's why Dr. Orlando Morejon, a surgeon at Saint Francis Medical Center, was called to the scene...
Speak Out (12/23/12)
Why is it that only business owners and CEOs are considered among the "filthy rich?" What about Oprah? Isn't she one of the richest women in the world? What about all the sports stars, Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown, movie stars and even the politicians themselves? They are all "filthy rich", too. Are they to be allowed to keep their money?...
Prayer 12-23 (12/23/12)
We sing praise to you, O Lord Jesus, the everlasting God, Prince of Peace. Amen.
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