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Partnership expands services of SoutheastHEALTH (01/06/13)
The company that owns Southeast Hospital has taken another step in growing its regional health-care footprint. On Friday, SoutheastHEALTH announced its newest partnership, with Poplar Bluff, Mo.-based Advanced Healthcare Management Services LLC. The agreement was effective Jan. 1....
Questions about how Lt. Gov. would be replaced (01/06/13)
If there is one question on the minds of Republican committee members when it comes to a nomination of Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder to replace Jo Ann Emerson, it is: is it worth the risk? Should the committee choose Kinder, who announced last week he is seeking the nomination to run in a special election for the 8th Congressional District, there does appear to be some risk involved. ...
Local river industry still going despite low water (01/06/13)
While the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tries to keep the Mississippi River passable for traffic and the barge business is hurting, local industry is still operating, confident in the corps' efforts and hoping to hang on until spring. Starved by drought, the water level has slowly been approaching the three-foot mark on the gauge at Thebes, Ill., below which point industry that relies on the river would be paralyzed. ...
Rules set for GOP 8th District nominee voting (01/06/13)
A rules committee has determined how the Republican 8th District Congressional Committee will choose a nominee for the special election to replace Rep. Jo Ann Emerson. The rules committee is made up of five members of the Congressional Committee: Bob Green of Texas County, Jeff Shawan of Butler County, David Courtway of Jefferson County, Mary Stubblefield of Crawford County and Wayne Bowen of Cape Girardeau County. Bowen is a Southeast Missourian columnist...
Edmonds, Shelton given Arts honors (01/06/13)
Two deserving recipients were presented with awards Friday during a reception held at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau. Dr. John Shelton, professor emeritus of music at Southeast Missouri State University, received the 33rd Annual Otto F. Dingeldein Award for Excellence in the Arts and Lifetime Achievement...
Missouri Republicans choose new party chairman (01/06/13)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri Republicans opted for new leadership Saturday, voting to replace state party Chairman David Cole with St. Louis attorney Ed Martin. The Republican State Committee elected Martin chairman in a 34-32 vote during the second round of balloting. Martin ran for attorney general in November, losing to Democratic incumbent Chris Koster. He also narrowly lost a 2010 congressional race to Democratic U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan. Martin was chairman for Missouri Republicans' coordinated campaign efforts during the most recent election and previously served as chief of staff to Republican Gov. Matt Blunt....
Rep. Keeney talks legislative priorities at GOP club meeting (01/06/13)
The Republican-laden state House and Senate will examine issues such as teacher evaluations, sales-tax collections on out-of-state vehicle purchases and tax credit reform in the upcoming session, a local legislator who holds a House leadership position told a county Republican club Friday...
Ponder appointed to Missouri Board of Curators (01/06/13)
Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday appointed lawyer J. Michael Ponder of Cape Girardeau to the University of Missouri Board of Curators. The board oversees operation of a four-campus system. Ponder's appointment is pending Missouri Senate approval. His term will run through January 2019. ...
Rollover accident on Highway 74 (01/06/13)
First responders assist the driver of a Dodge Ram 1500 after an accident with a Ford E-150 van Saturday morning, Jan. 5, 2012 at Highway 74 and Mount Auburn Road in Cape Girardeau. The pickup was westbound on Highway 74 when it collided in the intersection with the northbound van that was crossing the intersection, according to Cape Giradeau police. The pickup driver was taken to a local hospital...
Publisher's attempt at satire falls flat in Fredericktown (01/06/13)
ALAN SCHER ZAGIER ~ Associated Press FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Frances Madeson wanted a fresh start, a return to her roots after a divorce and decades of raising a ruckus in Washington and New York as a congressional aide, Wall Street paralegal-turned-playwright, workplace organizer and comedic novelist...
Motorcycle skills testing postponed at Poplar Bluff (01/06/13)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Captain George E. Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E of the Missouri Highway Patrol at Poplar Bluff, has announced that the motorcycle skills portion of the testing process won't take place at the Poplar Bluff Driver Examination Station on Jan. ...
Four injured in I-55 wreck (01/06/13)
BENTON, Mo. -- Four Southeast Missouri residents, including a 16-year-old, were hospitalized Friday after a two-car collision on Interstate 55 near Benton. Lana K. McAnulty, 51, of Sikeston suffered moderate injuries when the Dodge Caravan she was driving in I-55's northbound lane struck the rear of a Ford Tempo, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Scott Co. Highway 114 reduced for repairs  (01/06/13)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Highway 114 in Scott County between Route BB and Route E will be reduced to one lane this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform shoulder repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. ...
Cape Girardeau City Council Agenda, 01/07/13 (01/06/13)
401 Independence St. Study session, 5 p.m. Monday Items for discussion Closed Session Items for Discussion Regular Session, 7 p.m. Communications/Reports Consent agenda Items removed from consent agenda New ordinances...
Club News (01/06/13)
Cape Girardeau County Central Democratic Committee and Democratic Women's Club met Dec. 15 for its annual Christmas party at Delmonico's Restaurant in Jackson. Games and treats were provided. Jan Chamberlain decorated each table with poinsettia plants and tins of candy, which was given as door prizes. Pam Lowry was in charge of sending out the invitations. Nancy Ayers led the group in several trivia question and answer sessions with each group competing against the other...
Police: Drug deal resulted in fatal shooting (01/06/13)
GLADSTONE, Mo. -- Police in a Kansas City suburb say a double shooting in an apartment complex that left one man dead was the result of a drug deal gone bad. An 18-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of 23-year-old Ashton Gann early Friday morning in Gladstone...
Durbin to assess river rock-removal effort (01/06/13)
THEBES, Ill. -- Two lawmakers from Illinois will get a firsthand look at efforts to clear some Mississippi River bedrock that's crimping shipping on the waterway. Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Bill Enyart on Monday will be briefed about the work near Thebes by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Coast Guard officials, then tour the site by boat before addressing reporters...
Medical liability limits on GOP radar (01/06/13)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Lawmakers have their eyes on reinstating liability limits for medical malpractice cases after the state Supreme Court struck down an existing cap on damages last summer. GOP leaders say restoring the liability limits invalidated by the high court is needed to control health-care costs and help keep doctors in Missouri...
Rare Diana photo to be auctioned (01/06/13)
AMHERST, N.H. -- A photo marked "not to be published" that shows a teenage Diana Spencer before she became the Princess of Wales, with a young friend seated beside her, will be featured in an auction from Jan. 17 to 24 in New Hampshire. Stamped February 1981 on the back, the photo was taken around the time Charles, the Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer ended months of speculation and announced they were to be married...
4 dead, including gunman, after police standoff in Aurora, Colo. (01/06/13)
AURORA, Colo. -- A gunman barricaded inside his Colorado home fired shots at police from a second-story window before he was killed as SWAT officers stormed the home Saturday. Once inside, they found the bodies of three other adults, authorities said...
S.C. woman, oldest U.S. citizen, dies at 114 (01/06/13)
A 114-year-old South Carolina woman -- the oldest living U.S. citizen -- has died, two of her daughters said Saturday. Mamie Rearden of Edgefield, who held the title as the country's oldest person for about two weeks, died Wednesday at a hospital in Augusta, Ga., said Sara Rearden of Burtonsville, Md., and Janie Ruth Osborne of Edgefield...
FDA vows its new rules will make food safer (01/06/13)
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration said new guidelines announced Friday will make the food Americans eat safer and help prevent foodborne disease outbreaks that sicken or kill thousands of consumers each year. "The new law should transform the FDA from an agency that tracks down outbreaks after the fact, to an agency focused on preventing food contamination in the first place," said Caroline Smith DeWaal of the Center for Science in the Public Interest...
Today in History (01/06/13)
Today is Sunday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2013. There are 359 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 6, 1963, "Oliver!," Lionel Bart's musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel "Oliver Twist," opened on Broadway...
Missoni scion on plane missing in Venezuela (01/06/13)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Rescue crews used boats and aircraft Saturday to search for a small plane that disappeared off Venezuela carrying the CEO of Italy's iconic Missoni fashion house and five other people. More than a day after the BN-2 Islander aircraft disappeared from radar screens on its short flight from the Venezuelan resort islands of Los Roques to Caracas, no sign of the plane had been found, officials said...
Chavez allies re-elect his legislative chief (01/06/13)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Allies of cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez on Saturday chose to keep the same National Assembly president -- a man who could be in line to step in as a caretaker leader. The vote to retain Diosdado Cabello as legislative leader signaled the ruling party's desire to stress unity and continuity amid growing signs the government plans to postpone Chavez's inauguration for a new term while he fights a severe respiratory infection nearly a month after surgery for cancer in Cuba.. ...
Assad expected to address latest developments today (01/06/13)
BEIRUT -- Syrian President Bashar Assad will deliver a speech in a rare address to the nation, state media said, as rebels fighting to topple his embattled regime pressed ahead with an offensive on the capital. The official SANA news agency said in a brief statement Saturday that Assad will speak about the latest developments in Syria. The speech would be the first by the leader since June, and comes amid intense fighting between government troops and rebels on the outskirts of Damascus...
Scott City boys basketball team beats rival Chaffee in overtime (01/06/13)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Scott City and Chaffee both had reason to feel proud about their performance when the arch rivals met in boys basketball Friday night. But only Scott City was able to bask in the thrill of victory. It was probably fitting that the teams hooked up in a thrilling affair that had fans of each squad on the edge of their seats...
High school roundup: St. Vincent boys basketball team claims tourney title (01/06/13)
Dylan Hellman made the game-winning shot with one second left to lift the St. Vincent boys basketball team to a thrilling victory and the title at the Valle Catholic Warrior Winter Classic in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Hellman's basket broke a 61-61 tie Saturday as the top-seeded Indians edged host Valle Catholic 63-61...
High school roundup: Delta boys basketball team gets first win (01/06/13)
The Delta boys basketball team finally had reason to celebrate Friday night. Delta notched its first win of the season, beating visiting Zalma 59-52. The Bobcats improved to 1-10. Tanner Schabbing paced the Bobcats with 24. Dwight Nance and Dillon Lincoln added 13 points apiece for Delta...
Harriel helps spark Southeast women's basketball team in first conference win (01/06/13)
Southeast Missouri State senior forward Brittany Harriel technically returned to game action Monday at Belmont. But the 'real' Brittany Harriel showed up for the first time in a while Saturday afternoon. The Redhawks couldn't have been happier...
Oh so close: Racers rally past 'Hawks (01/06/13)
Southeast Missouri State appeared to have Murray State on the ropes Saturday. Then the Racers showed Southeast and a national television audience watching on ESPNU why they are again the team to beat in the Ohio Valley Conference. Three-time defending OVC champion MSU rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit to post a 74-66 victory in front of an announced season-high Show Me Center crowd of 4,915...
Todd Mills talks about the unique ministries of Cape County Cowboy Church (01/06/13)
As you might expect from the church's name, Cape County Cowboy Church is a little different from traditional and contemporary worship services. Music has a lot to do with this fact. In this week's Ministry Focus, music and media director Todd Mills answers questions about faith and what makes this church unique...
Churches, community rally to feed hungry children around the world (01/06/13)
As I experienced Christmas recently, I couldn't help but marvel at the craziness around us that is technology. It's absurd and at the same time completely amazing. As we drove to visit family, my son was watching a movie in the car while also playing on the latest, greatest gaming device that makes my old Atari look like an antique. ...
Comparing 'Atlas Shrugged' to Scripture (01/06/13)
For the better part of the now-completed Advent season, I've been reading the late Ayn Rand's 1,158-page novel, "Atlas Shrugged." Rand paints a vivid picture of what she terms as two kinds of people in the world: creators and second-handers. Her praise for the former and her contempt for the latter are fully on display in her 1957 tome. ...
God loves us as his precious children (01/06/13)
Every year my mom has her side of the family over after Christmas, time together that is always precious to me because it's one of the only times we get to see each other during the year. Most of my cousins have children now, so this year there were 16 children under the age of 10 at our house. The children made our time together a lively adventure...
A real love story of the Titanic (01/06/13)
By Gary Clothier Question: In the movie "Titanic," an elderly couple are seen holding and kissing each other while in bed as water floods their room. Were they fictional characters, or were they from real life? G.N., Manhattan, Kan. Answer: The couple seen embracing in bed were real -- Ida and Isidor Straus, the owners of Macy's department store in New York City. ...
Adopt Scooby (01/06/13)
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. ...
Adopt Birdie (01/06/13)
Birdie is is easily picked up and held. She loves to look out the window and bird watch! Birdie may be deaf, so she would always need to be an inside cat for her safety. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Pets of the week (01/06/13)
Pet Names: Mau and Spencer Owner: Abbey Renee Holder Favorite activity: Posing for the camera. ...
Big River raises over $7,000 for turkey drive (01/06/13)
The annual Big River Telephone turkey drive raised more than $7,000 from Nov. 1 through Dec. 21. This is the largest amount raised in the drive's nine year history. Proceeds and items donated benefited the Salvation Army's community Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. The turkey drive was sponsored by Big River Telephone Company, Schnucks and Withers Broadcasting...
FYI 1/6/13 (01/06/13)
St. Lawrence Parish Center of New Hamburg, Mo., is hosting a breakfast from 7 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 13 at the church. The menu will include homemade sausage, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and pancakes. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children age 6 to 12 and free for children under 5...
Purposes of a solitary tree (01/06/13)
Have you ever wondered why a solitary tree is left standing in a field? There may be several reasons. I will list a few, but surely no one leaves a tree standing alone in a field so a photographer can be enamored with its beauty during or just after a snowstorm...
Simple soup recipes for winter months (01/06/13)
After the New Year, when days are short and gloomy, I often turn to soup for our supper options. My husband would not like soup every night, but I can sneak it in once in a while without too much fuss. I chose a couple of soup recipes to include that are really good and can be made in a short period of time...
There are several ways to help birds through the winter and enhance your birdwatching experience (01/06/13)
The recent snows and cold temperatures have prompted questions from novice bird lovers. What do I need to do to help wild birds to make it through this winter? The first part of the answer to this question results in strange looks from the novice. I tell them that most birds don't need our help to make it through the winter. God gave them the instinct and wherewithal to find food and shelter in order to survive until next spring...
Al-Jazeera pays $500M for Current TV in U.S. (01/06/13)
LOS ANGELES -- Al-Jazeera has a growing reputation for serious news gathering and its reporters have won some of the biggest awards in journalism. What the Pan-Arab news network doesn't have is a significant presence in the U.S. That's about to change now that Al-Jazeera is spending $500 million to acquire Current TV, the left-leaning cable news network co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore. ...
Winifred Bollinger (01/06/13)
ORAN, Mo. -- Winifred I. Bollinger, 89, of Oran passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. She was born Sept. 19, 1923, at Painton, Mo., to the late Lavis and Roena Hampton Gray. She married A. "Buck" Bollinger on Nov. 17, 1942. He preceded her in death Oct. 8, 1992...
Gladys Brown (01/06/13)
Gladys Riston Brown, 90, of Cape Girardeau passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Monday, May 1, 1922, in Vanduser, Mo., to Francis M. and Mary J. Cummins Riston. She and David B. Brown were married Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1942. He preceded her in death July 6, 1996, after 54 years of marriage...
Watson Hester (01/06/13)
Watson Hester, 70, of Delta died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the family home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo.
Howard Huffman (01/06/13)
Howard C. "Snap" Huffman, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Missouri Veterans Home. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dan Johnson officiating...
Floyd Huber Jr. (01/06/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Floyd V. Huber Jr., 73, of Perryville died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at his home. Service will be private. Miller Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Angie Lawless (01/06/13)
BENTON, Mo. -- Angie Mae Lawless, 87, of Benton died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1925, in Fairdealing, Mo., to Charles and Erma Helvy Dunlap. She and James Lawless were married Aug. 19, 1941, at Naylor, Mo. He preceded her in death in 1994...
Cynthia Morgan (01/06/13)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. — Cynthia Ann Morgan, 52, of Marble Hill died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Southeast Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill.
Phyllis Riegert (01/06/13)
Phyllis Riegert, 71, of Delta died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the family home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo.
Pauline Stilts (01/06/13)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Pauline Bennett Stilts, 89, of Florissant, Mo., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Willow Rose Rehab and Health Center in Jerseyville, Ill. She was born Aug. 20, 1923, in Arab, Mo., daughter of James Franklin and Rosetta Anna Boyd Bennett. She and Glendall Stilts were married May 18, 1940, in Corning, Ark. He preceded her in death July 27, 2005...
Maretta Wyatt (01/06/13)
Maretta J. Wyatt, 79, of Cape Girardeau passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Southeast Hospital. She was born Wednesday, June 7, 1933, in Paducah, Ky., to Cyrus P. and Lura Merritt Owen. Maretta was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church as well as Liberty Baptist Church in Hickory, Ky. ...
Grace Yamnitz (01/06/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Grace J. Yamnitz, 92, of Perryville died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. She was born Oct. 23, 1920, in Hornersville, Mo., daughter of William Joe and Ellen Roe Long. She and Vernard E. Yamnitz were married Sept. 23, 1944. He preceded her in death Dec. 31, 2000...
Births 1/6/13 (01/06/13)
Daughter to Cody Alan Simmons and Samantha Paidge Adams of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 3:52 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Name, Makenzii Lei. Weight, 7 pounds, 8 ounces. First child. Ms. Adams is the daughter of Jennifer Simmons of Cape Girardeau. Simmons is the son of Brian Simmons of Cape Girardeau and Susan Quinn of Jackson. He is employed by Midwest Sterilization Corp...
Carpenter - Zlokovich (01/06/13)
Stephanie Ann Carpenter and Aaron Michael Zlokovich were married Sept. 1, 2012, at The Grand Lodge on Fifth in Paducah, Ky. David Shrein performed the ceremony. Pianist was Pennie Aust. The bride is the daughter of Dean and Sharon Carpenter of Boaz, Ky. The groom is the son of Neil and Dr. Martha Zlokovich of Cape Girardeau...
Diveley - Peery (01/06/13)
David and Tammy Diveley of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Colleen Marie Diveley, to Lucas Adam Peery. He is the son of Debbie Rodden of Macon, Mo., and Larry Peery of Richards, Texas. Diveley is a 2005 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. She received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a corrections case manager at Algoa Correctional Center in Jefferson City...
Nussbaum - Gragnani (01/06/13)
David and Sarah Nussbaum of Gordonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Nussbaum, to Anthony Gragnani. He is the son of Nick and Jan Gragnani of St. Louis. Nussbaum is a graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism with an emphasis in strategic communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia. ...
Wunderlich - Richardson (01/06/13)
Carey and Susan Wunderlich of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Lorene Wunderlich, to Dean Kyle Richardson. He is the son of Dan and Cristy Richardson III of Cape Girardeau. Wunderlich is a graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in administration from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a teacher and coach with Jackson School District...
Cape Girardeau police report 1/6/13 (01/06/13)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Assaults...
Out of the past 1/6/13 (01/06/13)
A developing winter storm moving across the southern Gulf Coast states is expected to dump at least 8 inches of snow in the Cape Girardeau area tonight and tomorrow; Cape Girardeau is ready for the snow, with five snow plows mounted on city dump trucks and other trucks equipped with sanders...
School menus Jan. 7 to Jan. 11 (01/06/13)
MONDAY--Corn dog, broccoli & cheese or cherry tomatoes or baby carrots, pears. TUESDAY--Super nachos, mexican black beans or cherry tomatoes or baby carrots, orange sections. WEDNESDAY--Beef steak with or without gravy, whipped potatoes or cherry tomatoes or baby carrots, mixed fruit cup...
Winter driving safety (01/06/13)
Already into this early winter, we have seen a few winter weather events, more than we saw all of last winter. The Christmas Day snow left six to eight inches in some areas, and the state and city road crews did an excellent job keeping the roads clear...
Projects should stand on merit (01/06/13)
Who's responsible for the extra pork? We need the names of the people who put these things in the fiscal cliff deal line by line. Maybe if all of America knows their names, we can stop them from destroying America. When they can't hide, maybe they will do a better job if we hold them accountable...
Prayer 1-6 (01/06/13)
O Lord Jesus, may we selflessly love others as you love us. Amen.
Love and Laughter Marriage conference (01/06/13)
[Description] whether you are married, engaged, dating, thinking about getting married you are welcome at this event The Love & Laughter Marriage Conference is not your typical marriage conference. This event is guaranteed to make you laugh until your sides bust! Unlike other marriage seminars that are just a talking head saying, "blah, blah, blah." Can you say boring? The Love & Laughter Marriage Conference is custom made for you and your spouse to bring some fun and adventure back to your marriage. ...
Riverside (01/06/13)
Along the banks of the Mississippi River at Dusk Donaldson Point New Madrid County Missouri
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