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Stories from Sunday, February 3, 2013

Historic preservation commission seeks nominations of endangered buildings (02/03/13)
The Cape Girardeau Historic Preservation Commission is accepting nominations for its endangered buildings list through March 1. Anyone submitting a nomination must include a statement explaining a building's historic significance, why it is endangered and suggest what measures could be made to save it. ...
Citywide upgrades before council (02/03/13)
Several steps related to general improvements, the expansion of facilities and adding amenities will be considered by the Cape Girardeau City Council during Monday's meeting. Up for final consideration by the council is a round of projects that will be funded from revenue to be gathered from Isle Casino Cape Girardeau...
'Nexus" may boost SEMO shuttle service (02/03/13)
Students who rely on shuttle transportation at Southeast Missouri State University will benefit from a "transportation nexus" planned for the 2013-2104 academic year. The enclosed, climate-controlled facility for students to use while waiting for shuttle service will take the place of the existing open-air shelter located in the student-parking lot near the Student Recreation Center. It will cover a bit more than 1,000 square feet and will be able to accommodate more than 100 students at a time.
High school students compete using business models (02/03/13)
More than 70 juniors and seniors from 10 area high schools competed Friday in Cape Girardeau to see whose business model could bring in the biggest profit. The students were part of the 20th annual Camp Enterprise at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center organized by the Rotary Club. The goal of the camp was to introduce students to real-world business issues through a computer simulation....
Probation officer: Parolees need jobs (02/03/13)
Ex-offenders who are employed are much less likely to return to prison than those who can't find jobs, according to a presentation by representatives for state and federal probation and parole at the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce First Friday Coffee....
Boil-water order for Egypt Mills in place until today (02/03/13)
A boil-water order has been issued for the Egypt Mills area because of low pressure in the water supply. According to Judy Foeste, president of Public Water District No. 5, the boil-water order was issued Thursday afternoon when the low pressure was discovered. ..
Municipal Court office closed Monday, Wednesday (02/03/13)
The Cape Girardeau Municipal Court office at city hall, 401 Indepedence St., will be closed for software updates this week: From 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, and From 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The office will operate during regular hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday...
Doniphan woman convicted in deaths of elderly couple (02/03/13)
EMINENCE, Mo. -- A Doniphan, Mo., woman was convicted Thursday in two 2010 murders. A Shannon County jury deliberated nearly five hours and found Melissa "Lisa" Youngblood, 35, guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the July 10, 2010, deaths of Edgar Atkinson, 81, and Bonnie Chase, 69, who were found dead inside their burned home...
Cape to take part in earthquake drill (02/03/13)
The city of Cape Girardeau is participating in the annual "The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut" earthquake drill. Participants are encouraged to drop, cover and hold on for 60 seconds at 10:15 a.m. Thursday. According to organizers, "participating is a great way for families and organizations to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes."...
Poplar Bluff man wanted in connection to two home invasions (02/03/13)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Police were searching Friday for a Poplar Bluff man after two early morning home invasions in Butler County, Mo., left two people shot by what is believed to be an SKS rifle and a third person assaulted. Two children who live in the residence east of Rombauer, Mo., were unharmed, according to authorities...
Eagle found shot in Wayne County, Mo., later dies (02/03/13)
WILLIAMSVILLE, Mo. -- Missouri Department of Conservation officials are investigating the deadly shooting of a bald eagle in Wayne County. The department reported a landowner found the injured eagle Wednesday on County Road 417, just south of Highway 49. The eagle was taken for treatment but died later that night....
National Weather Service: Two tornadoes hit Cape Girardeau County (02/03/13)
Two tornadoes hit Cape Girardeau County during the storms that swept across the area Tuesday night. According to the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., the tornadoes were classified as EF-1 and had originated at about the same time, 9:15 p.m.
Cape prepares to carve out business park (02/03/13)
The City of Cape Girardeau recently acquired 247 acres for $6 million to be used as a business park. Faced with the need to create infrastructure and attract industry to the park, a subcommittee will market the property to potential investors. City manager Scott Meyer said a lift station -- a mechanism that pushes waste through gravity-driven sewer systems -- already is on the property, although it does not yet have all the pumps it will need. ...
Road briefs 2/3/13 (02/03/13)
U.S. 60 in Butler County reduced for bridge repairs Westbound U.S. 60 in Butler County will be reduced to one lane Monday as Missouri Department of Transportation crews complete routine repairs to the overpass over U.S. 67. This is the U.S. 60 overpass north of Poplar Bluff, Mo. Weather permitting, work will be performed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (02/03/13)
401 Independence St. Study session, 5 p.m. Monday Items for discussion Closed session Items for discussion Regular session, 7 p.m. Presentations Communications/reports Public hearings Consent agenda Items removed from consent agenda New ordinances...
Club news 2-3-13 (02/03/13)
The Nancy Hunter Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met on Jan. 23 at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. Regent Charlotte Slinkard opened the meeting with the DAR Ritual, which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and the American's Creed...
Pa.'s Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring (02/03/13)
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. -- An end to winter's bitter cold will come soon, according to Pennsylvania's famous groundhog. Following a recent stretch of weather that's included temperatures well below freezing as well as record warmth, tornadoes in the South and Midwest and torrential rains in the mid-Atlantic, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his lair Saturday in front of thousands but didn't see his shadow...
Conservatives make gun issue new rallying cry (02/03/13)
CONCORD, N.H. -- An immigration debate is raging and a budget crisis looms in Congress, but the conservative activists gathered outside the New Hampshire Statehouse had just one thing on their minds: guns. "The Second Amendment is there to protect us from losing the rest of them," said Adam Brisebois, 34, of Hudson, who cradled his 3-year-old daughter on his right shoulder and a rifle on the left. "If we don't fight, we'll lose our rights."...
Today in History (02/03/13)
Today is Sunday, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2013. There are 331 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 3, 1913, the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing for a federal income tax, was ratified. On this date:...
23 killed in Taliban attack on Pakistan army post (02/03/13)
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Taliban militants wearing suicide vests fired automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades at an army post in northwestern Pakistan in a pre-dawn raid Saturday, killing 23 people, including 10 civilians, officials said...
4 detained after deadly highway collapse, truck explosion in China (02/03/13)
BEIJING -- Chinese authorities have detained four people, state media said Saturday, a day after at least 11 people died when a truck loaded with fireworks for a Lunar New Year celebration exploded, collapsing an elevated portion of highway in central China...
Missing NYC woman found dead in Turkey (02/03/13)
ISTANBUL -- A New York City woman who went missing while vacationing alone in Istanbul was found dead Saturday. Police detained nine people for questioning, Turkey's state-run news agency said. Sarai Sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two, was last heard from Jan. 21, the day she was to fly home. Her disappearance attracted plenty of interest in Turkey, where the disappearance of tourists is rare. Istanbul police had set up a special unit to find her...
Biden: U.S. would hold direct talks if Iran serious (02/03/13)
MUNICH -- The United States is prepared to hold direct talks with Iran in the standoff about its nuclear ambitions, Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday. Biden insisted Tehran's leaders must show they are serious and Washington won't engage in such talks merely "for the exercise."...
Bulldogs rally past Ursuline (02/03/13)
Trailing 23-6 midway through the second quarter, Notre Dame girls basketball coach Renee Peters turned to an unlikely source for a needed spark. The result resembled an explosion. Senior reserve forward Kelsey Luster's spark ignited the host Bulldogs to a heart-stopping 67-61 overtime victory Saturday against Ursuline Academy...
Young scores 25 as Central boys topple Northwest Academy (02/03/13)
Freshman guard Al Young scored a game-high 25 points as host Central defeated St. Louis Northwest Academy of Law 67-51. Central trailed 15-11 after one period, but outscored their opponents 36-24 over the next two quarters to take control of the game...
Notre Dame wrestlers take two of three in final duals (02/03/13)
The Notre Dame wrestling team won two out of three duals during its final home meet of the season on Friday. Notre Dame rolled over Farmington 42-31 on the strength of six pins, then defeated Hillsboro 52-28. The Bulldogs dropped the first dual of the day against Ste. Genevieve 72-6. The Dragons swept all but the 106-pound weight class, which Notre Dame's Noah Huff won by forfeit. Huff also won his other two duals of the evening...
SEMO track breaks another record (02/03/13)
It's been a banner start to the indoor season for the Southeast Missouri State track and field program, which had already set four school records entering Friday's rare dual meet against Ohio Valley Conference rival SIU Edwardsville. That total increased to five after junior Courtney Gapelu broke the women's shot put mark in front of a nice crowd at Southeast's Student Recreation Center...
Southeast gymnasts drop road meet (02/03/13)
Three Southeast Missouri State gymnastics team won or shared three individual titles but the Redhawks lost suffered a narrow 192.875 to 192.775 loss at Northern Illinois Saturday night. The Redhawks dropped to 2-1 in dual competition with their second-highest score of the year...
Southeast women drop sixth straight (02/03/13)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team saw its season-long losing streak reach six games in excruciating fashion. Southeast had a golden opportunity to get back into the win column against one of the Ohio Valley Conference's top squads...
Southeast men fall to EKU (02/03/13)
The woes continued for the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team Saturday night. But this time, unlike following some recent losses, coach Dickey Nutt had no complaints with the Redhawks' effort and passion. Southeast simply couldn't keep up with hot-shooting Eastern Kentucky, especially in the second half, as the visiting Colonels posted an 81-72 victory...
'Blind Side' family relishes Oher's moment in the sun (02/03/13)
NEW ORLEANS -- A knowing grin spread across Sean Tuohy's face as he considered the uncanny connections between the hit film that changed his family's life and the fact that Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Michael Oher will play in his first Super Bowl in the Big Easy...
New Orleans embraces its Super stage (02/03/13)
NEW ORLEANS -- The journey to this Super Bowl wound through bounties and replacement refs, eventually bringing the big game back to the Big Easy -- with a replacement quarterback, a sibling rivalry and a grand exit for one of the NFL's greatest players, clouded by the obscure healing powers of deer-antler spray...
SEMO student group wants to free the slaves (02/03/13)
The local chapter of Free the Slaves will hold a fundraiser Thursday
Cunningham to speak on marriage at Jackson church (02/03/13)
Southeast Missourian Ted Cunningham doesn't pastor a typical church. The founder of Woodland Hills Family Church in Branson, Mo., Cunningham preaches in a facility that looks like a castle. Services are contemporary and the dress is casual, according to the church's website...
Students send valentines to Missouri Veterans Home (02/03/13)
Standard Democrat ~ SIKESTON -- From red sparkly boots to bluejeans and white shirts, students at Sikeston's St. Francis Xavier dressed to salute America Wednesday. They saved their biggest salute, however, for the nation's veterans. Each student created a handmade valentine which will go to one of the residents of the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau...
Shelters are winners of 'Puppy Bowl' (02/03/13)
The "Puppy Bowl" will be at 3 p.m. today.
Watching the words we say (02/03/13)
The other day, while sitting in a midday meeting comprised of folk of both genders, an articulate, well-dressed speaker let loose of a profanity that literally led me to choke a bit on my water. Without further elaboration, I'd describe the word as a midrange epithet. Not garden variety swearing but not heavy duty cursing either. If the purpose was to revive us from drowsy attention spans brought on by an excellent repast, the method brought the desired response...
The Good Shepard loves us unconditionally (02/03/13)
I want to apologize to any woman who has had an abortion, and any man who has been part of a decision for abortion, who has been hurt by anti-abortion signs or flags or T-shirts or comments. I am sorry for anything done in a spirit of judgment instead of a spirit of love. I am sorry that out of anger at policymakers' and laws' injustices, zealousness for the truth of life, and fear for our country we have forgotten the truth that you are a person, too. I am sorry for throwing stones at you...
Hostess set to announce bidder for Twinkies (02/03/13)
NEW YORK -- Hostess Brands is close to announcing that it has picked two investment firms -- C. Dean Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management -- as the lead bidders for its Twinkies and other snack cakes, according to a source close to the situation who was not authorized to comment publicly on the talks...
Pet of the week (02/03/13)
Pet Name: Israel or "Izzy" Owner: Laura Holmburg Favorite activity: Making funny expressions and being a silly cat. ...
Adopt Pickles (02/03/13)
Pickles is a 5-year-old male terrier mix. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837. Pickles is a 5 year old male terrier mix....
Adopt Chica (02/03/13)
Chica is a delightful 1-year-old long-haired tortoiseshell cat. She is a beautiful cat and has the most amazing purr. Chica has a ladylike disposition and loves to be petted. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Don't wait until spring. Reseed now. (02/03/13)
I have had several gardeners tell me that their cool season lawn (bluegrass, fescue or rye) is not looking very good. There are lots of areas where the turf is sparse. They want to know when in the spring is the best time to reseed the lawn. Most gardeners are shocked when I tell them to reseed their lawn now and not wait till spring. They think that seed will freeze and not germinate, or the birds will eat all of it...
Southeast groups raise money for cancer center (02/03/13)
The SoutheastHEALTH Auxiliary and the Southeast Health Foundation raised $10,245 for the Southeast Cancer Center in the annual Drop it "Fore" a Cause event. The proceeds will go toward cancer screening programs. Presenting were Judy Aslin, Judy Brown, Kevin Rush, Pat Robert, Mary Burton-Hitt and Don Fisher...
FYI 2-3-13 (02/03/13)
The Special Olympics of Missouri recognized the following Southeast Missouri residents for their leadership and contributions at a Special Olympics leadership conference: For more information about Special Olympics Missouri, call 573-635-8233 or email Schatsiek@somo.org...
Gulf Coast recipes for your sweet tooth (02/03/13)
My mother-in-law, Barbara McClanahan, and her friend Cheryl Gilges are out to showing everyone up by sending in recipes two weeks in a row. This week it is all cake recipes from the Gulf Coast. Cheryl lives in Gulf Shores and all of these recipes are ones she has shared with Barb, and I am sure they are delicious. Give them a try, or clip them out and file away for your next special occasion...
The ever-curious river otter (02/03/13)
The cute face you see here looking out of the water is a North American river otter. The other photo shows the remains of a large mouth bass that an otter left on a log after eating the meat of the fish. An adult river otter can weigh nearly 30 pounds and is a fast underwater swimmer. It has large webbed hind feet that can vigorously stir the water when it breaks surface as this one did. It grunted and huffed at me before quickly swimming away...
Newborn foal is star of Clydesdale Super Bowl ad (02/03/13)
BOONVILLE, Mo. -- For decades, Anheuser-Busch has used its famous Clydesdales in Super Bowl ads for Budweiser. The latest star is barely two weeks old. A foal born Jan. 16 at Anheuser-Busch's Warm Springs Ranch near the mid-Missouri town of Boonville is featured in an ad that will appear in Sunday's game between the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers and AFC champion Baltimore Ravens...
John Armstrong (02/03/13)
MARIETTA, Ga. -- John E. Armstrong, 81, formerly of Cape Girardeau, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Autumn Breeze Health Care Center in Marietta after declining health since May 2012. He was born Aug. 1, 1931, to John T. and Esther Armstrong in Chicago. The family then lived in Iowa and moved on to Wappapello, Mo. He married Arlette Marie Chrisophe in 1965. She preceded him in death in September 1988...
Theresa Boone (02/03/13)
Theresa Lee "Terri" Boone, 57, of Cape Girardeau passed from this life surrounded by her husband, family and friends into the arms of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Southeast Hospital after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 23, 1955, in West Point, N.Y., to John Thomas and Dorothy Glazebrook Jenkins...
Karen Burris (02/03/13)
WIMBERLEY, Texas -- Karen Sue Kerr Burris, 67, of Wimberley passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at her home, surrounded by family and friends. She was born Nov. 21, 1945, in Cape Girardeau to William Doyle and Sarah Melinda Cook Kerr. Karen grew up in Southern Illinois. She graduated from Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake, Ill., in 1963. After high school she attended Cape Girardeau Office Training School...
Jerry Cannon (02/03/13)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Jerry L. Cannon, 74, of Lucedale, Miss., formerly of Chaffee, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2103. He was born March 2, 1938, in Chaffee to Louie and Nora Lee Pryor Cannon. Survivors include a daughter, Tina Cannon of Lucedale; a son, John Cannon of Ocean Springs, Miss.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Joe Cannon of Gonzales, La...
Arline Koenig (02/03/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Arline Koenig, 93, of Perryville, formerly of Frohna, Mo., died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 6:30 to 8:15 a.m. Monday at Young and Sons East Perry Chapel in Altenburg, Mo...
Rick Massey (02/03/13)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- Rick W. Massey, 57, of Bell City passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 5, 1955, son of Archie E. and Lora E. Hendrix Massey. Rick retired as a heavy-equipment operator with Allied Waste. He was a member of Advance Eagles. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Rick and Sandy Smith were married June 26, 1999, in Zalma, Mo...
Brandon Mehrle (02/03/13)
WHITTIER, Calif. -- Brandon R. Mehrle, 89, of Whittier, a longtime assistant dean of Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. He was born Oct. 17, 1923, in Cape Girardeau to Erwin and Neva Mehrle...
Arnold Strickert (02/03/13)
Arnold Theodore Strickert, 88, of Jackson died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson.
Jari VandenBerg (02/03/13)
MURRIETA, Calif. -- Jari Annette Simpson VandenBerg, 51, of Murrieta passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. She was born Aug. 6, 1961, in St. Louis County. She grew up in Mount Carmel, Ill., and was baptized in the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Mount Carmel. Jari graduated from Mount Carmel High School in 1978 and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1982. She married David M. VandenBerg on July 2, 2000, in Temecula, Calif...
Gilbert Villard (02/03/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Gilbert "Gib" Villhard, 94, of Perryville died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Thomas Handrick officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery...
Ruth Wulfers (02/03/13)
Ruth Wulfers, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 16, 1918, in Cape Girardeau to Otto and Leona Haas Wulfers. Ruth was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Parish in Cape Girardeau. She is survived by a sister, Anita Wulfers Williams of Cape Girardeau; 10 nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and cousins and many friends...
Births (02/03/13)
Son to Joseph Vincent and Sonya Renee Kinder of Sedgewickville, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 2:27 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. Name, Joseph Vincent II. Weight, 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Second child, first son. Mrs. Kinder is the former Sonya Ezell, daughter of Sharon Lindsay of Sedgewickville and Leon Ezell of Frohna, Mo. Kinder is the son of Yvonne Kinder and John Carter of Jackson. He is employed by Blue Chip Midwest...
Blechle - Schlosser (02/03/13)
Nicole Ann Blechle and Chad Michael Schlosser were married Sept. 1, 2012, at St. Augustine Church. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Music was by Mimi, Jessie and Natalie Kinnison. The bride is the daughter of Dale and Kimberly Blechle and Dante and Beverly Duvall of Perryville, Mo. The groom is the son of Dale Schlosser and DeRhonda Gosche of Scott City...
Cook - Sugden (02/03/13)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Sarah Marie Cook and Jared Bannister Sugden were married Aug. 4, 2012, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church. The Rev. Randolph Tochtrop performed the ceremony. Lectors were Rebecca Cook of Chaffee, sister of the bride, and Carla Hancock of Jefferson City, Mo., cousin and godmother of the bride. Offertory gift bearers were John C. and Sharon Brucker of Chaffee, uncle and aunt of the bride, and Kevin Brucker of Sullivan, Mo., uncle and godfather of the bride...
Marcum - Wittenborn (02/03/13)
Kelley Renae Marcum and Scott Michael Wittenborn were married Aug. 4, 2012, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Columbia, Mo. Monsignor Michael Flanagan performed the ceremony. Readings were given by Jill Uhrhan, cousin of the groom, and Jordon Furnell. Vocalist was Kelsey Lock...
Tally - Coffman (02/03/13)
Meredith Leigh Tally and Brandon Heath Coffman were married Oct. 6, 2012, at Flower Mountain Weddings in Sevierville, Tenn. Phillip Franklin Roop performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Benjamin and Violet Tally of Cape Girardeau, and Mike and Tammy Coffman of Bradyville, Tenn...
Bolen - Lawson (02/03/13)
Mike and Sandy Bolen of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Hana M. Bolen, to Logan T. Lawson. He is the son of Sammy and Cindy Lawson of Jackson. Bolen expects to receive certification as a radiologic technologist in May 2013 from SoutheastHEALTH College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is an EKG technician at Southeast...
Anthony - Meyer (02/03/13)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Scott and Nancy Anthony of Advance announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Paige Anthony, to Eric Joseph Meyer. He is the son of Robert and Mary Meyer of Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Anthony received an associate of science degree from Mineral Area College with a certificate in radiology. She is employed at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
Zoellner - Steffens (02/03/13)
Allen Zoellner of Friedheim and Cheryl Grimsley of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Renea Zoellner, to Tyler Raye Steffens. He is the son of Randall and Emily Steffens of Frohna, Mo. Zoellner is a graduate of Oak Ridge High School. She is manager at Provider Plus...
Crites - Sims (02/03/13)
Alan and Dixie Crites of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kacie Crites, to Peyton Sims, both of Denver, Colo. He is the son of Pat and Gayle Gorham of Jackson and Ronnie Sims of Caruthersville, Mo. Crites is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School. ...
Haynes - Connell (02/03/13)
David and Ana Haynes of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Mariana Higuera-Haynes, to Jack Brooks Connell Jr. He is the son of Jack Connell Sr. and Cathy Connell of Cape Girardeau. Haynes is a 2009 graduate of Jackson High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in communication science disorders from Southeast Missouri State University May 11. She plans to pursue a master's degree in speech/language pathology this fall...
Crossett - Blaylock (02/03/13)
John and Sebrina Crossett of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Anne Crossett, to Brandon Ryan Blaylock. He is the son of Mark and Pam Blaylock of Cape Girardeau. Crossett is pursuing a degree in nursing at Southeast Missouri State University. She works with United Way...
Burford - Buhler (02/03/13)
BENTON, Mo. -- Lenny and Jane Burford of Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, Janessa Lynne Burford, to Charlie Buhler, both of Cocoa Beach, Fla. He is the son of Charles Buhler of Cape Canaveral, Fla., and Maureen McNeil of New Port Richey, Fla...
Cape Girardeau police report 2/3/13 (02/03/13)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Assault Burglaries Thefts...
Out of the past 2/3/13 (02/03/13)
A five-year, $26.8 million capital improvements program is being considered by the Cape Girardeau City Council; many of the 63 projects would be financed with a proposed capital improvements sales tax. Howard G. Bock, a retired Cape Girardeau schoolteacher, has filed for the Cape Girardeau Board of Education, completing a slate of six candidates; the other hopefuls are Dr. Patrick Ruopp, Jacklyn Clark, Dr. Robert G. Fox, John Eck and Harold Haas...
School menus Feb. 4-8 (02/03/13)
MONDAY--Corn dog, broccoli & cheese or cherry tomatoes or baby carrots, pears. TUESDAY--Taco salad, refried beans or cherry tomatoes or baby carrots, cinnamon applesauce. WEDNESDAY--Beef steak with or without gravy, whipped potatoes & gravy or cherry tomatoes or baby carrots...
The 8th District transparency debate (02/03/13)
There are bigger debates to be had in these days and times. Fiscal responsibility. Immigration. Gun control. Gay marriage. Global warming. The future role of running quarterbacks in the NFL ... . With all of these debates, there is scarce thought or discussion on radio waves, talk shows or at the water cooler about the subtleties of transparent government...
Severe weather (02/03/13)
Mother Nature went on a wild mood swing last week. In the course of just a few days, we saw high temperatures in the 70s and the 20s. On Tuesday night, we saw severe weather that spawned tornadoes that ripped roofs off houses and knocked trains off tracks. Tractor-trailers were whipped sideways, causing accidents on highways...
Speak Out 2/3/13 (02/03/13)
The NRA is not about moderation or about protecting our teens. It's time to say no to them. Its time for some sensible gun laws. It's time to get back to sensibility. Every time I read about where they want to cut something in the budget, it's always the Social Security or veterans' benefits. I have never seen where they cut the salaries of the Congress and Senate and president. What's going to happen? Are they not counted as part of cutting back on anything?...
Prayer 2-3 (02/03/13)
O Lord God, we lift up your name and thank you for your blessings. Amen.
Dickey Nutt Set to Motivate Jackson Youth (02/03/13)
On Wednesday, February 6th, the two Optimist Clubs of Jackson will provide Jackson area youth and adults with a program. The program features SEMO Redhawks Men's Basketball Coach Dickey Nutt. Optimist Youth Basketball players and their coaches will be recognized. Coach Dickey Nutt will then address the crowd with his thoughts. Coach Nutt's presentations are always entertaining and inspiring...
ST MARY DINNER AUCTION - "NASHVILLE NITES"!!!!! (02/03/13)
Get your boots on, cuz it's nearly time to party Nashville style! February 16, 2013 marks the date for the 23rd St Mary Cathedral School Home and School Dinner Auction "NASHVILLE NITES"! To be held at Ray's Plaza Conference Center, the evening will feature food, fun, music and folly with a country music inspired Nashville flare! Doors open at 4:30 pm. ...
Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary Adorable Adoptable (02/03/13)
Sam's owner passed away leaving Sam and the rest of his kitty family without a home. Sam is a 2-year-old male kitty that has been neutered and is up-to-date on shots. Sam has three orange kittens (10 weeks old and adorable), mother kitty Crescent (Siamese mix). ...
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