FYI 10/7/12

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Poker run to benefit diabetes association

The seventh annual Lawson's Walking Warriors poker run benefiting the American Diabetes Association is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Bootheel Harley-Davidson in Scott City. Cost is $15 per hand. A $100 gift card to Bootheel Harley-Davidson will be awarded to the best hand. There will also be door prizes, food and drinks and a 50/50 drawing.

Fried chicken dinner served in Jackson

The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary Relay for Life team and St. Ann's Ladies Sodality will serve a fried chicken dinner today at Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Jackson. Food will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dinner is fried chicken with all the trimmings. Carry-outs will be available. This is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and Cape County Relay for Life, which is scheduled for June 14 at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau.

Klaus family reunion at Delmonico's

The annual Klaus family reunion will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Delmonico's, 2951 Old Orchard Road in Jackson. All Klaus family members and any other interested person, are invited and urged to attend and to bring memorabilia, photos, etc. For more information, call 335-6301.

Grape stomping contest at Hemman Winery

Hemman Winery in Brazeau, Mo., will host its fifth annual Grape Stomping Contest today. Participants' names will be put in a hat, and four teams of two people will be drawn to compete. Tungsten Groove will play from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, call Bonnie at 573-824-5394 or visit

Sikeston offers program to quit smoking

Saint Francis Medical Center will offer the Freedom from Smoking program in Sikeston, Mo., beginning Tuesday. This program is for anyone who is ready to quit smoking or using smokeless tobacco and needs help. Classes meet once a week for six weeks beginning Tuesday. Classes will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Scott County Health Department, 102 Grove Estates Court. A $70 deposit from all participants is required, and it will be refunded if participants are smoke-free after six months. To register, call Brenda Freed at 573-471-4044.

Free soup offered at First Free Will

First Free Will Baptist Church of Jackson is offering free soup every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 611 Blanche St. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the fellowship. For more information, call Pastor Vern Gunnels at 573-243-2421.

Blood drives

For more information, visit the Red Cross website at

Southeast Health1701 Lacey, Cape9 a.m.-7 p.m./Oct. 11
Abbypalooza 2012Cape County Park South 10 a.m.-2 p.m./Oct. 13
Abbypalooza 2012Cape County Park South 10 a.m.-2 p.m./Oct. 16
The Bank of Missouri2492 E. Main, Jackson10 a.m.-2 p.m./Oct. 18
Alliance Bank217 N. Kingshighway, Cape9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m./Oct. 22
Notre Dame High SchoolCape Girardeau8 a.m.-2 p.m./Oct. 23
American Legion hallNorth High Street, Jackson1-6 p.m./Oct. 29

Run/Ride for Ragan event to be Saturday

The first annual Run-Ride for Ragan, a fundraising biathlon in honor of Ragan Ward Neilson, will be Saturday. Ragan, a Cape Girardeau native and daughter of Dr. Robert and Barb Ward, lost her battle with stage-four triple-negative breast cancer Oct. 29, 2007. The event will begin at the Boardman/Hutson Pavilion in Downtown Cape Girardeau. The 1-mile Memory/Honor Walk will start at 7 a.m., with the biathlon -- a 5K run and 17-mile bike ride -- starting at 8 a.m. All proceeds will benefit local and national organizations that provide breast cancer research, as well as help provide services to those women with breast cancer that can't afford them. Registration forms can be picked up at Cape Bicycle Cycling and Fitness, Cyclewerx, Fitness Plus, HealthPoint Fitness, Missouri Running Co and Top of the Line Athletics or online at For more information, call 573-450-0545, send an email to or visit the event Facebook page at "Run/Ride for Ragan."

Civil War boot camp at Hunter-Dawson State site

Civil War boot camp is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site at 312 Dawson Road in New Madrid, Mo. The event is open to children 9 to 13, is free of charge and shows what life would be like during the Civil War. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. For more information, call 573-748-5340 or visit

Fall carnival for kids at Scott City Parks

The Scott City Community Interactive Parks Program will be hosting a fall carnival for kids. The carnival will take place from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Scott City Park. The event will have more than 30 booths from games to health awareness and activities all day. There will be hay rides, small firetruck rides, a real and model plane show, DJ with Doc Dave, a jump house and lots of candy. The event gets support from the Scott City Fire Department, parks department and chamber of commerce. Those interested in volunteering may call 587-1404.

Red Cross to hold wilderness training

The American Red Cross will hold wilderness first aid and rescue training from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 14. The training sessions will be held at the Red Cross office at 2430 Myra Drive in Cape Girardeau. Topics to be covered will include primary and secondary assessments; head, brain, neck and spinal injuries; heat-related emergencies and hypothermia; altitude-related illnesses, allergies and anaphylaxis; bone and joint injuries and burns, wounds and infections. For more information, email Terra Jeffres at

Cape Nazarene friends and family Sunday

Cape Nazarene Church of Cape Girardeau will hold its annual friends and family service at 10:45 a.m. Oct. 14 at 2601 Independence St. A complimentary carry-in lunch to follow with fried chicken, meat, apple pie and drinks will be provided. For more information, visit or call 335-6767.

Hoppers concert at First General Baptist church

The Hoppers will be in concert at First General Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at 1812 Cape LaCroix Road. The concert is free with a goodwill offering to be collected afterward. For more information, call 334-2234.

The Tribute Quartet to perform Oct. 26

Tribute Quartet will be in a live concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 26, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1820 Perryville Road in Cape Girardeau. For more information, call 573-275-5443 or visit

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