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Stories from Sunday, December 30, 2012

Jefferson School demolition begins (12/30/12)
FRED LYNCH ~ flynch@semissourian.com Demolition of the old Jefferson School at Jefferson and Ellis streets began Friday in Cape Girardeau. The two-story brick and stone structure was built in 1904....
Emerson: Voting record cannot be labeled easily (12/30/12)
Constituents. Conscience. Caucus. U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau, considers all three -- in that order -- when deciding how to vote on a bill in Congress, she said. Critics, most notably former opponents in races for the 8th District, say the congresswoman's voting record shows she is "not conservative enough." Emerson has been called "rank and file" when it comes to bill sponsorship, and many times 'moderate' among House members from both parties...
Snow, then snow - now rain and snow in the forecast (12/30/12)
Cape Girardeau received a bit more than three inches of snow Friday evening into Saturday as a second round of winter weather swept through the region. More rain and snow are expected Monday, the National Weather Service said. A storm system began as rain slowly moved north and east Friday afternoon, dropping rain and snow across the region. Snow amounts ranged from about two inches near Poplar Bluff, Mo., to more than six inches in Mount Vernon, Ill., and areas east...
Lloyd Smith will seek nomination in 8th District (12/30/12)
Lloyd Smith, executive director of the Missouri Republican Party and former chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, announced Friday he will seek to be nominated as a candidate for the 8th Congressional District. In an email to members of the Republican congressional committee, who will choose a nominee for the seat to run in a special election, Smith said he hopes to talk with committee members about his vision for serving in Congress and wants to answer questions they may have about his background, family, faith, philosophy of government and political experience.. ...
Caller: Man shot himself in Dexter park (12/30/12)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A Bloomfield man was found dead in the cab of a pickup truck at Dexter's West City Park on Friday afternoon. A caller to the Stoddard County Ambulance District at about 12:40 p.m. Friday said a man had shot himself in a pickup truck on park grounds. Dexter's West City Park is across from the ambulance district facility on Business Highway 60...
Stoddard County officials at odds over bonuses (12/30/12)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Stoddard County Treasurer/Collector Carla Knowles Moore told the Stoddard County Commission she would not sign checks written by Prosecuting Attorney Russ Oliver to provide Christmas bonuses of $1,000 for each of his employees....
Cape Girardeau gas station broken into Thursday night (12/30/12)
A Cape Girardeau gas station was burglarized Thursday night, but it wasn't immediately clear if anything was stolen. Police responded to an alarm at R&P Oil, 2551 Bloomfield Road, at about 9:30 p.m. They found a broken window and evidence that someone had been inside the small station's office. The building was empty when they arrived, said Cape Girardeau Police Department spokesman Darin Hickey. ...
Man injured in semi vs. car crash near Jackson (12/30/12)
A Friedheim man received serious injuries when the Honda Civic he was driving slid beneath a trailer being pulled by a semi. Brett R. Schermerhorn, 22, was hurt when his vehicle slid under the trailer at about 1:38 p.m. Friday on Highway 72, one mile west of Jackson, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol's online crash report. ...
2012 crime rates expected to show slight drop for the year (12/30/12)
By the time the numbers are tallied, the overall crime rate in Cape Girardeau County -- and in much of Missouri -- is expected to be lower in 2012 than the year before, if just a tad, according to preliminary data made available by the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Last of inmates leave Tamms prison (12/30/12)
TAMMS, Ill. -- The last inmates at Tamms Correctional Center were transferred Friday to other prisons in Illinois. The remaining five inmates in the CMAX, or "supermax" unit, were transferred to Pontiac Correctional Center in Pontiac, Ill., and the remaining 48 inmates in the Tamms minimum-security unit were transferred to Sheridan Correctional Center in Sheridan, Ill...
Cellphones raising a ruckus in courtrooms (12/30/12)
ST. LOUIS -- Recent incidents in St. Louis and elsewhere in the state have caused some judges to reconsider whether they need to ban cellphones from courtrooms and, in some cases, courthouses. Cameras are off limits in most courtrooms aside from the occasional, specially permitted news media photography, but with the explosion of photo-ready cellphones, policing the restrictions is becoming more difficult...
Today in History (12/30/12)
Today is Sunday, Dec. 30, the 365th day of 2012. There is one day left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 30, 1962, the Green Bay Packers defeated the New York Giants 16-7 in the NFL Championship Game; the event was filmed by Blair Motion Pictures, which later became NFL Films...
Watch Nights mark 150 years since Emancipation Proclamation (12/30/12)
WASHINGTON -- As New Year's Day approached 150 years ago, all eyes were on President Abraham Lincoln in expectation of what he warned 100 days earlier would be coming -- his final proclamation declaring all slaves in states rebelling against the Union to be "forever free."...
Last-minute 'fiscal cliff' talks in U.S. Senate (12/30/12)
WASHINGTON -- Senate leaders groped for a last-minute compromise Saturday to avoid middle-class tax increases and possibly prevent deep spending cuts at the dawn of the new year as President Barack Obama warned failure could mean a "self-inflicted wound to the economy."...
Central reaches championship game of Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament (12/30/12)
Jamal Cox was disappointed with his performance the previous night. Cox made up for it in a big way against one of Central's biggest rivals. Cox dominated inside to lead the second-seeded Tigers past third-seeded Notre Dame 70-57 in Saturday's semifinals of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament at the Show Me Center...
Oran, Advance recover from quarterfinal losses in Christmas Tournament (12/30/12)
By MARTY MISHOW ~ Southeast Missourian Oran and Advance hoped to be playing in the championship semifinals but couldn't pull off upsets against larger schools. Both squads shook off that disappointment by bouncing back with wins Saturday in the fifth-place semifinals of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament at the Show Me Center...
Oak Ridge, Scott City to play for consolation championship of Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament (12/30/12)
There was both exasperation and relief in Oak Ridge coach Adam Stoneking's voice following his team's win Saturday afternoon. "We tried to give away a game," he said. "We gave it away. There's no doubt about it. It's just something stupid happened and we ended up winning. I don't know. I really don't."...
Top-seeded Charleston defeats Jackson in semifinals of Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament (12/30/12)
Michael Hull carried Charleston in the first quarter. The Bluejays' defense took over from there. Top-seeded Charleston forced 10 turnovers in the second quarter and gained separation from fifth-seeded Jackson en route to a 72-54 semifinal victory in the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament on Saturday night at the Show Me Center...
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team weathers OVC opener (12/30/12)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team breathed a collective sigh of relief Saturday. A huge sigh of relief. The Redhawks narrowly avoided what would have been a shocking start to Ohio Valley Conference play, slipping past visiting Tennessee-Martin 65-60...
Seahawks try to keep playoff momentum vs. Rams (12/30/12)
SEATTLE -- No matter how unlikely, Pete Carroll is grasping at the slim chance his Seattle Seahawks still have of winning the NFC West. Sure the Seahawks would need a win over St. Louis today and help from Arizona to make playing at home early in the postseason a reality. But as long as there remains the chance of Seattle getting a home playoff game, and with it a division title, Carroll is going to try and grab it...
Pullen for Marshall: Sikeston 3-year-old has a rare brain tumor (12/30/12)
Three-year-old Marshall Pullen is cuddlier than he's ever been, and his mother Stephanie Pullen takes every chance she can get to snuggle with him. But she'd give anything for Marshall to be the way he was before July 4, when he'd rather ride his bike and play with tractors than sit in mommy's lap...
A light, steamed fish dish with big, bold flavors (12/30/12)
The first time I had to test a recipe for steamed fish was back in the `80s, when I was working in the test kitchen at Gourmet magazine. And truthfully, the very idea seemed preposterous. Steaming anything over water had always struck me as boring. And the idea that you could count on a good result by applying such an intense method to a protein as delicate as fish seemed highly unlikely...
Southeast Missouri State University fall dean's list (12/30/12)
Advance: Hannah Barr, Neelye Blue, Judith Chapman, Karen Holman, Kayla McCabe, Miranda Nixon, Richard Nixon, Katherine Touchette. Altenburg: Arielle Bohnert, Jennifer Dee, Belle Delacruz, Robert Dressler, William Hardison, Perry Hazelwood, Nathan Redecker...
Adopt Tigger (12/30/12)
Tigger is a declawed, long-haired, 6-year-old cat. He came from a family with two other cats. Tigger is outstandingly handsome and hopes to find a wonderful home. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Pet of the week (12/30/12)
Pet Name: Carter Owner: Wil Halter Favorite activity: Waiting up for Santa Claus so he can open his presents ASAP. ...
Adopt Scooby (12/30/12)
Scooby is a 1-year-old rat terrier male who would love to find a home this holiday season! For more information, contact the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri at 334-5837. ...
Love is an action: Maple United Methodist Church pastor talks about life in ministry (12/30/12)
Southeast Missourian The Rev. Bryan Schaefer is relatively new to Maple United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. A Sikeston Senior High School graduate. Schaefer was appointed earlier this year to the church after serving in other Missouri Methodist churches...
New Year's resolutions for your faith (12/30/12)
There is a sense, though not shared in chapter and verse, when you read through the Bible that God is pro New Year's resolutions. Though, I am not convinced that he would use the term resolution. Perhaps He would use the term goals. Looking at the way things are currently and holding them up to what they could be and should be, then plotting a way to move them in that direction...
The meaning of Christmas reaches far beyond the day (12/30/12)
I bustled around, almost too busy to look much farther than Christmas Day. There was still shopping to do, lots of food to prepare, and guests to receive. It seemed I would never get everything together to help make the day a wonderful one for all my expected company. There were fewer hours in the day than I needed...
Awards IC Lego Robots (12/30/12)
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U.S. Bank donates to Saint Francis (12/30/12)
US Bank donated $1,750 to St Francis Medical Center. The money will be used for educational materials for parents of premature and critically ill infants. Pictured are Cooper McKelvey, Carrie Copeland and Cindy Friend. ...
Banterra Bank donates to United Way (12/30/12)
*** Banterra Bank donates to United Way Banterra Bank employees donated $2,950 to the 2012 United Way Campaign. Pictured are Ed Carroll, Taneikia Porter, Lee Ann Tally, Debi Brown, Linda Drum and Becki Lingle.
Railway employees donate to Saint Francis (12/30/12)
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in Chaffee donated to Saint Francis Medical Center children center for Christmas. Burlington employees collected toys to donate after their annual Christmas party. Pictured are: Jane Reed, Mike Griffin, Roberta Terry, John Neel and Carrie Copeland...
U.S. Bank donates to Notre Dame (12/30/12)
US Bank donated $1,500 to Notre Dame Regional High School. US Bank donates to organizations that improve educational opportunities of low and moderate income families. Pictured are Tony Buehrle and Steve Green. ...
FYI 12-30-12 (12/30/12)
Red Cross seeks Everyday Hero nominees The American Red Cross has opened nominations for the Everyday Hero award. Nominees can be neighbors, co-workers, friends and others who have made a difference in the community, shown courage, volunteered, helped others or saved a life. Nominations are open through Jan. 15 and can be submitted online at www.redcross.org/news/event/2013-Everyday-Heroes. ...
Ringing in the New Year right .. with taste! (12/30/12)
Several people I know will be staying home this year to ring in the new year with family or friends. We all know that any New Year's Eve celebration always involves food. So, I went looking for some quick and simple recipes you might consider for your New Year's Eve menu or for anytime during the year. I included a couple of recipes that have bacon in the ingredient listing, because bacon is such a popular food right now...
A majestic, American legend (12/30/12)
The American bison is North America's largest native hooved land animal. Records indicate that this animal was first called "buffalo" during the mid 1600s. More than 100 years later, about the time of the founding of the United States of America, biologists of the day realized that the American buffalo was more closely related to the European bison than buffalos such as the Asian water buffalo. ...
Actress Kate Winslet weds nephew of Richard Branson (12/30/12)
NEW YORK -- Kate Winslet has tied the knot again. The Oscar-winning actress wed Ned Rocknroll in New York earlier this month. The private ceremony was attended by Winslet's two children, a few friends and family members, her representative said...
Patsy Chandler (12/30/12)
Patsy Chandler, 68, of Jackson passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 5, 1944, in Leopold, Mo., daughter of Ben and Mary Jansen Schreckenberg. She and John Dale Chandler Jr. were united in marriage May 24, 1969, and he preceded her in death April 2, 2001...
Alice Cooper (12/30/12)
ALAMO, Texas -- Mrs. Alice Elizabeth Cooper, 73, of Alamo, formerly of Scott City, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, gained her angel wings in the early morning of Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at her home in Alamo. She was born Nov. 4, 1939, in Washburn, Maine, to Harry Wendel and Myrna Margaret Stevens Libby...
Mary DeCelis (12/30/12)
IMPERIAL, Mo. -- Mary Helen DeCelis, 67, of Imperial passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Saint Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Nov. 3, 1945, at East St. Louis, Ill., the daughter of Bedford and Nellie Cadell Martin. Mary Helen had been an Insurance Agent for Farmers Insurance Group. She believed in the Catholic faith...
Donald Frymire (12/30/12)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Donald Frymire, 55, of Glenallen died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at his home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill, Mo. Funeral services will be at noon Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Whitener Cemetery near Marquand, Mo...
Kimberly King (12/30/12)
Kimberly "Kim" King, 53, of Jackson, formerly of Delta, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 23, 1959, in Kittery, Maine, to Larry Don and Nelda Jean Sparkman Schwepker. She married R. Bruce King Dec. 31,1987. He survives...
Dale Long Sr. (12/30/12)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Dale Eugene Long Sr., 46, of Marble Hill passed away unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born on Sept. 16, 1966, at Lutesville, Mo., he was the son of Junior Lee and Linda Lizenbee Long...
Betty Renaud (12/30/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Betty Jean Renaud, 82, of Perryville died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville. Memorial Mass will be held at noon Monday at Christ the Savior Catholic Church in Brewer, Mo., with the Rev. Bill Rhinehart, CM, officiating...
Dixie Rodgers (12/30/12)
Dixie L. Rodgers, 58, of Jackson, formerly of Alexander County, Ill., passed away at 12:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Dixie was born Aug. 22, 1954, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Robert "Bob" Dunn and Mildred Shirley Poston Dunn...
Coy Willard (12/30/12)
Coy L. Willard, 66, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Doyle Winchester (12/30/12)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Doyle Winchester, 89, of Advance passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 28, 1923, at Advance, son of Wiley Levi and Freeda J. Revelle Winchester. He married Melba Russell, and she passed away in 1982...
Beasley - Schaefer (12/30/12)
Jessie Marie Beasley and Arthur Alan Schaefer were married Feb. 11, 2012 at New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson. Rev Dennis Lumos performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Leslie and Rita Beasley of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Cleofus and Carolyn Schaefer of Bell City...
Boren - 65 years (12/30/12)
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Boren of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Dec. 27. 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 12/30/12 (12/30/12)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 12/30/12 (12/30/12)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Jackson police report 12/30/12 (12/30/12)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 12/30/12 (12/30/12)
About 500 Cape Girardeau residents are without telephone service, after a city sanitation truck ran into an aerial 600-pair cable at the intersection of Cape Rock Drive and Perryville Road, cutting the cable in two. A fifth term won't be sought by Jackson Alderman Jim Beattie; Beattie, who represents Ward 4, says he has no intention of filing again for his current seat; an election for four seats on the board will be April 5...
School menus Dec. 31 - Jan. 4 (12/30/12)
MONDAY-WEDNESDAY -- No classes. THURSDAY -- Chicken patty on bun, sweet potato gem tots or cherry tomatoes or baby carrots, peaches. FRIDAY -- Mozzarella cheesestick with sauce, corn or cherry tomatoes or baby carrots, sugared strawberries...
New Year's (12/30/12)
As we approach New Year's Eve tomorrow, there will be fun to be had as individuals, churches, organizations and other local establishments ring in the new year. While there are many options, a couple of parties will combine a good time with a good cause...
‘Fiscal cliff' concerns (12/30/12)
Americans have much to be concerned about if we go over the "fiscal cliff." I am the Cape Girardeau County board member of the 18-county SEMO Area Agency on Aging. I am concerned and urge you to be concerned about how cuts will affect senior citizens served by our agency. SEMO AAA has many programs, but the most fundamental -- and by far the largest -- is nutrition. It will have to be scaled down if we go over the "cliff."...
Speak Out 12/30/12 (12/30/12)
How many working households that keep their bills paid use the same premise as our government regarding spending? You're right: None. So why is it so hard for many of our elected officials in Washington to realize you cannot spend more than you take in? I doubt if any of us could tell our bosses that we have decided to increase our spending so they need to give us a raise to cover that. ...
Prayer 12-30 (12/30/12)
Lead us, O Lord Jesus, in your righteousness that we may glorify you. Amen.
Good Riddance 2012 (12/30/12)
If one year in my life could be removed painlessly; both from my memory and my heart, it would be 2012. This was the year I lost my dad. He was the nicest person you could meet, loved to laugh, never met a stranger, always returned borrowed items in better condition than when he got them...he was That guy. ...
Gazebo in the Snow Christmas 2012 (12/30/12)
Gazebo in the Christmas snow on Kingsway in Cape Girardeau
Night time snow pic (12/30/12)
Snowy night lights
Gordonville Rd (12/30/12)
The trees covered in snow on Gordonville Rd.
Cape County Memorial Park (12/30/12)
The Cape County Memorial Park covered in snow from the blizzard.
SNOWMAN (12/30/12)
COOPER AND RYDER MYERS 3 1/2 YEARS OLD WITH SNOWMAN.
Upsidedown Snowman (12/30/12)
Upsidedown Snowman built by Emma & Aunt Tracie
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