Artifacts 12/9/05

Friday, December 9, 2005

Local woman releases Christian CD 'Believe'

Robyn Hosp of Jackson has a new contemporary Christian CD called "Believe" in local stores. The inspirational album was recorded in Nashville, Tenn., with a song written by Hosp inspired by her relationship with a girl who was severely injured in an ATV accident. "Believe" is available at The Way in Jackson and at Garber's and The Woman's Store in Cape Girardeau. For more information, call Hosp at 243-7775.

Annual Christmas Hoot returns Dec. 17 and 18

The annual Christmas Hoot, an event organized by musicians and local venue owners to benefit Cottonwood Treatment Center, will be held Dec. 17 and 18 in downtown Cape Girardeau. Featured Dec. 17 shows for the Hoot include The JJMC Folkgrass Project at Sidewalk Sandwich Co., Wooden Ships at The Turnpike (formerly Players), Tevik at the former Our House, Prom Night Heroes at The Camp, 13th Floor at Broussard's and Mike Renick at Rude Dog Pub. On Sunday Bruce Zimmerman and the Water Street Band will be at Port Cape Girardeau with many special guests singing Christmas songs, and an all-ages show featuring Catatonic and Last Day Fighting will take place at The Camp.

Great Books discussion to take place Wednesday

The Cape Girardeau Public Library will hold its Great Books discussion of "The Known World," by Edward Jones from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call the library at 334-5279.

Market House presents 'A Christmas Carol'

PADUCAH, Ky. -- The Market House Theatre in Paducah will perform the classic Charles Dickens tale "A Christmas Carol" today through Sunday and Dec. 15 through 18. Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday performances beginning at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call the theater at (270) 444-6828.

Treasures of Napoleon on display at Sikeston Depot

SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Sikeston Depot Museum, 116 W. Malone Ave., will display a collection from Napoleon's First Empire owned by Dr. James Cooper through Dec. 30. The exhibit coincides with the National Geographic Museum's showing of Napoleonic artifacts in Washington, D.C., through Jan. 2. The local collection contains 235 artifacts from Napoleon's time. For more information, call the museum at (573) 481-9967.

University ensembles to perform in Kennett

KENNETT, Mo. -- The Kennett Schola Cantorum and the student faculty and brass quintets from Southeast Missouri State University will perform at the First United Methodist Church in Kennett on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The featured piece will be Daniel Pinkham's "Christmas Cantata" for choir and brass. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. For more information, call (573) 888-6396.

Missouri tourism guide for 2006 released

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Tourism Bureau has released its 2006 Official Missouri Vacation Planner. The planner features a section commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Gateway Arch and photos from the 2005 Missouri Tourism photo contest. The guide can be found at any local chamber of commerce, convention and visitors bureaus and any state welcome center. For more information call (800) 519-4800 or visit

-- From staff reports

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