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Perry County 4-H Fair & Chicken Dinner (07/18/13)
"Learning by Doing" is the basis of 4-H work, and each year many young people between the ages of 5 and 19 do just that. The public is invited to come support the 4-H members by eating at the 4-H Fair Chicken Dinner from 4-7:30 p.m. and viewing the over 600 projects on display. ...
Volunteers restore plumbing at The House of Refuge (06/18/13)
New Beginning Church of Deliverance gets a core group of men volunteers to help restore the plumbing at the House of Refuge, homeless shelter owned by Pastor, Dorothy Wilson. The estimated cost for repairs would have been in the thousands of dollars. Not only did volunteers help with repairs but volunteers also donated their time...
An Opportunity to Help Kids -- One at a Time (06/18/13)
BUDS, which stands for Building Understanding, Developing Success, is a new mentoring program being offered by Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) in the Sikeston office. The BUDS program works with volunteers ages 21 and older to mentor at-risk youth ages 9-17, within the four county area of Mississippi, New Madrid, Scott and Stoddard counties. Each youth is matched with a volunteer who lives nearby and has similar interests...
Jackson Eleven Year Old: Interlochen Selection (05/30/13)
Eleven-year-old Jackson Middle School student, Jenny Mae Duncan is thrilled to have been selected and awarded a merit scholarship to attend the historic Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan. Jenny is one of 18 young performers to make it through the tryout phase and be cast in the Interlochen summer 2013 musical, Dear Edwina...
Expungement Reform (05/29/13)
Michelle Alexander eloquently details in her book "The New Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," that more African Americans adults are under correctional control today-in prison or jail, on probation or parole-than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began. ...
Altenburg Truck Pull Saturday (05/29/13)
The East Perry Community Fair will be hosting its second annual 4X4 truck pull at the fairgrounds in Altenburg on Saturday, June 1, beginning at 3:00 pm. Last year was the first time that the fair held a stand-alone truck pull after having a pull several times during the annual fair in September. The 2012 pull drew 44 trucks for 71 hooks from throughout southeast and east central Missouri and southern and west central Illinois...
Graduation tonight will honor three new citizens (04/18/13)
Three new US citizens will be honored at tonight's Cape Adult Education and Literacy Program (AEL) Graduation at the Cape Career and Technology Center, 1800 S. Silver Springs Rd., at 7 PM. They are Sasha Starkey and Faduma Fakat, pictured seated, facing camera, third and fourth from left, and Tatyana Lipskaya, not pictured. The photo was taken at a recent Citizenship Class, which is part of the Adult Education and Literacy program, located at 301 N. Clark, a service of Cape Public Schools...
Terrific Tigers recognized at March board meeting (04/18/13)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education, during its March board meeting, recognized several outstanding students for their leadership, scholarship and service to others. Recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured above with School Board President Stacy Kinder, left, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
Nowothy graduates from military training (12/21/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Pfc. Sara Nowothy, of Cape Girardeau, recently completed her military training to become a military policeman for Missouri National Guard's Detachment 1, 1137th Military Police Company in Jackson, Mo. "I joined the Guard because I really wanted to," said Nowothy. "I woke up one day and decided I wanted to be in the military and serve my country."...
Altenburg Truck Pull set for Saturday, June 2 (05/23/12)
The East Perry Community Fair will be hosting a 4X4 truck pull at the fairgrounds in Altenburg on Saturday, June 2, beginning at 3:00 pm. Following the truck pull at last year's fair, members of the fair board held discussions with the drivers that had pulled in that event on what it would take to hold a stand-alone pull in 2012. ...
A witness to conservation history (05/21/12)
My Saturday started with a phone call from my supervisor's supervisor a few minutes after 5 a.m. He called to inform me the stock trailer with the elk was early, and we needed to be in the hotel parking lot within 15 minutes. Sleeping in was no longer an option. My groggy mind had no concept of the memories about to be made...
Iraq Victory Party/Cape Veterans Appreciation (02/07/12)
The Cape County Tea Party (CCTP) invites the Community of Cape Girardeau County to come together to Celebrate our local Men and Women of the Armed Forces on March 20th at 7:00pm, marking the Ninth Anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. CCTP is truly grassroots and not funded by any group or entity...
History sets foundation for Guard training (02/07/12)
History sets foundation for Missouri Guard earthquake response training JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In the early pre-dawn hours of Feb. 7, 1812, residents of southeast Missouri experienced the rocking and shaking of a 7.7 magnitude earthquake. It was the third and largest earthquake in less than two months, and would cause devastation that can still be seen 200 years later and are reminders of the need to be prepared today...
Thomas Meyer's Confirmed to SEMO Board of Regents (01/26/12)
Senator Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, announced the appointment of Thomas Meyer of Cape Girardeau to the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents. Senator Crowell served as Meyer's sponsor during the gubernatorial appointment process in the Senate. This is Meyer's first term on the board...
Sen Crowell Sponsors Citizen to State Board (01/26/12)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Senator Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, recently sponsored the appointment of Janice Unger of Jackson to the Board of Nursing Home Administrators. The nomination was approved by the full Senate Jan. 25. "Janice is an active member of the nursing community and the former director of the Lutheran Home," said Sen. Crowell. "She is a great representative for Southeast Missouri."...
Rex Crosnoe named Central Middle School principal (01/26/12)
Rex Crosnoe, a 16-year veteran of education, was named principal of Cape Central Middle School (CMS) at an executive session of the Cape Girardeau Board of Education Monday night. Crosnoe served five years as assistant principal at CMS. The school has approximately 600 fifth and sixth-graders and 70 staff and faculty...
Award-winning educator announces his retirement (01/24/12)
An award-winning educator and principal of Cape Girardeau's Jefferson Elementary School, Mark Cook, has announced his retirement after 32 years in the Cape Girardeau Public School District. A 2010 Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year and a 2010 VFW Ladies Auxiliary Educator of the Year "will be difficult to replace," said Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
HealthPoint Fitness: Jackson Business of the Year (01/18/12)
Southeast HealthPoint Fitness and Rehab earned the 2011 Business of the Year Award from the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented at the chamber's annual dinner on Jan. 13. Chamber Executive Director Brian Gerau says HealthPoint and its staff at the Jackson center have been actively involved in chamber activities, ranging from membership drives to hosting business breakfasts and sponsoring the chamber's annual Volunteers luncheon...
All the way home (01/06/12)
With the recent drawdown of troops serving in Iraq, thousands of servicemembers have begun the often-difficult transition from combat zone to home front. This reintegration coupled with the possibility that many of these troops may be coping with "invisible wounds of war"--such as post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury--can contribute to the risk of an entanglement with a civilian court system...
Rep. Emerson's voting record. Is it true? (12/29/11)
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's 2011 voting record. One of the worst in the Republican house! The facts below are found on Heritage Action Scorecard, part of the Heritage Foundation. With each vote cast in Congress, freedom either advances or recedes. Heritage Action's new legislative scorecard allows Americans to see whether their Members of Congress are fighting for freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society. ...
Maevers earns military distinguished honor grad (12/22/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Spc. Trey Maevers, of Cape Girardeau, recently completed his military training to become a combat engineer for Missouri National Guard's 1138th Engineer Sapper Company in Farmington and Fredericktown. "I joined the Guard for the training and opportunities to serve my country," said Maevers, who plans to become an officer. "I want to lead Soldiers and defend my country. The Guard can help me do that and be a better person."...
Sargent graduates from military training (12/22/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Pvt. Clinton Sargent, of Cape Girardeau, recently completed his military training to become a combat engineer for Missouri National Guard's 1138th Engineer Sapper Company in Farmington and Fredericktown. "I joined the Guard because I really wanted to serve my country," said Sargent...
Kerrie Roberts with Kristen Schweain (12/22/11)
We are welcoming Kerrie Roberts to New Mckendree This is the first concert in our Concert series for next year, with each concert we are going to donate a portion of the profits to local charities. A portion of proceeds from tickets sales from this concert are going to be donated to Melania's Magical Playland...
Ginter named new commander of 205th MP Battalion (12/16/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Lt. Col. Rodney Ginter, of Columbia, has been appointed the new commander for the 205th Military Police Battalion in Poplar Bluff. The battalion has three units in eight locations: Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment in Poplar Bluff; 1137th Military Police Company in Kennett, Doniphan and Jackson; 1175th Military Police Company in St. Clair and St. Louis; and the 1138th Military Police Company in West Plains and Springfield...
Robey named commander of 880th Engineer Haul Team (12/16/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- 2nd Lt. John Robey, of Jefferson City, has been appointed the new commander for the Missouri National Guard's 880th Engineer Haul Team in Perryville. During the ceremony, the unit guidon was passed to Robey to symbolize the transfer of authority and responsibility...
Retiree Appreciation Day for southeast MO Vets (12/15/11)
JACKSON, Mo. -- The Southeast Missouri Retired National Guard Association recently hosted a Retiree Appreciation Day for retired Soldiers of the Missouri Guard. The event, attended by retired Missouri Guard Soldiers and Family members, was designed to give guests the latest information concerning retirement benefits...
Let the Sun Shine - Ending the Secrecy (12/14/11)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Sen. Jason Crowell, R -- Cape Girardeau, has introduced a Senate Joint Resolution to change the way state Senate and House boundaries are drawn. If passed, the Joint Resolution would require all meetings of any Senate or House redistricting commission or judicial commission to be public and require the commissions to obey Missouri's laws concerning open meetings and open records...
Parker to Emerson: what lies? (12/13/11)
Emerson's campaign slogan is, "putting people, before politics. Seems she is putting politics before people now. I just personally called Emersons cell number and left a message. I asked for the facts regarding any lies or personal attacks on her family. ...
Guardsman honors local Jackson business (12/12/11)
Jackson, Mo. -- Luiz Goez, operations manager at Blue Chip Midwest LLC., was recently presented with a Patriot Award in recognition of his extraordinary support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserves. The Patriot Award was created by the Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve to recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees who have answered their nation's call to duty...
Parker demands to debate Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (12/05/11)
Parker demands to debate Rep. Jo Ann Emerson Have you learned anything from the Republican Presidential debates? Aren't debates a great way to learn about the candidates? Rep. Jo Ann Emerson recently stated she would not debate me in the 2012 primary. She refused in the last election as well...
Should Corporations Be Taxed ? (12/04/11)
Facts: (1) Individuals and privately owned business' are taxed on income or profit and have to compete with corporations, so why not tax corporations? (2) Corporations started closing down plants and moving them out of the country due to cheaper labor...
Beacon Health Center Holiday Open House (12/02/11)
The Board Members and staff invite you to attend the Beacon Health Center Holiday Open House on Friday December 9, 2011 at the facility at 6468 Highway 77 in Benton. The opening ceremony will begin at 1:30 pm with building tours and refreshments from 2-4 pm...
THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD FOR 2012 MEDICARE PART D (11/28/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO November 28, 2011 For 2012 plans, which start Jan. 1, the open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, 2011. During this period, you can join, switch or drop your plan. And everyone with Medicare coverage can sign up for Part D...
VIP Employees Gain Confidence from CERT Training (11/21/11)
Six more VIP Industries employees feel better equipped to handle a major disaster and help their family, friends, and community members, after completing a 20-hour Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course. In fact, one of those employees recently had the opportunity to put those skills to the test when a fellow co-worker collapsed to the floor. After witnessing the man fall to the floor, Crystal Garner went to him to ask if he was okay. He responded that he was just dizzy...
Wildlife Hotline Now Open for Wildlife Conflicts (11/20/11)
The Wildlife Hotline was put together by a group of wildlife rehabilitators in the Missouri and Illinois area to offer assistance with wildlife conflicts. When you call the hotline you will be connected with a wildlife specialist who is available to answer questions regarding all of our native wild animals, help you determine if an animal is in need of rescue, find a local rehab center for you, and explain your legal rights within the Wildlife Code...
Parker to run again for 8th district seat (11/20/11)
Bob Parker, the rancher from the small town of Raymondville, Missouri is throwing his hat in the 8th district congressional ring again. His 2010 bid for the seat earned him 35% of the Republican primary vote across the district against 15 year encumbent Rep. Jo Ann Emerson...
Tickets Still Available for Buck Trent Appearance (11/14/11)
Tickets are still available to see two-time Country Music Association's Instrumentalist of the Year Buck Trent when he performs with The Heartland Pops in their 2011 Christmas Show on Sun. Dec. 11 at 2:00P.M. at Cape Central Junior High School. Buck is very familiar because of his many years on "Hee-Haw","The Porter Wagoner Show","The Roy Clark Show", and in addition to his appearing and recording with almost every major country music star. ...
State House Candidate Announces Common Sense Jobs (11/14/11)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact Charles Huey November 11th, 2011 State House Candidate Announces Common Sense Jobs creating bill. Arnold, MO- Charles Huey Democrat Candidate for Missouri State House Announced his job act known as the Missouri Workers First Jobs Act on Friday Afternoon in a town hall form...
Cape River Heritage Museum will launch Heartland Heritage 2 (11/08/11)
The Cape River Heritage Museum will launch Heartland Heritage 2, the second annual anthology of writings by citizens of Southeast Missouri, with a reception on November 18 from 5-7 p.m. at the museum. Fourteen writers and poets contributed their work to the anthology. Essays range from a memoir about Christmas during the Great Depression to a humorous poem about a "Slumber Party for the Golden Girls."...
Redhawk Equeastrian Team Heads to Chicago (11/07/11)
The Southeast Missouri State University Redhawk Equestrian Team heads to Chicago this coming weekend (November 11th, and 12th) for their next Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Competition hosted by Northern Illinois University. The team is in their second year of existence and lead by coach SuAnne Remley. ...
Reward Offered for Arrest of Monument Vandal (11/05/11)
The Missouri Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Missouri Society of the Military Order of the Stars and Bars is offering a $1000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person and or persons that vandalized the Confederate Monument on the lawn of the Courthouse in Cape Girardeau on or about October 11th...
Beacon Health Center office opens in Benton (11/05/11)
The Benton office of Beacon Health Center will open Wednesday, November 9, 2011 offering primary health care services to area residents. The clinic will be staffed by nurse practitioners, Kathy Blevins, Paul Mackey, and Debbie DeLaCruz. Office hours are 8:30a - 5:00pm Monday thru Friday by appointment or walk in. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 573/545-3565 or 573/332-1900. The clinic accepts Medicare, Medicaid, insurance and self pay...
Leaf Collection in Cape Girardeau Starts Nov. 7 (11/04/11)
Leaf Collection in Cape Girardeau Starts Nov. 7 in Zone A which is west of Kingshighway. With leaves falling from the trees, it's time for the city of Cape Girardeau's annual leaf collection program. Residents have four options to dispose of leaves:...
Guardsman assists Army IED Research (11/03/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Nearly 50 percent of Soldier deaths overseas in 2011 are attributed to Improvised Explosive Devices. Missouri National Guardsman Sgt. David Silas dedicates his time to helping researchers in their effort to lower that number. Silas, of Jackson, has almost 11 years of service with the Guard, but it was during a recent year-long deployment he discovered a knack for IED identification...
Perryville Farm & Forest Rally a Success (11/03/11)
Many of the best Midwest rally teams met in Perryville, Missouri on Saturday October 29th, for the inaugural Perryville Farm & Forest Rally race. This newly formed event took place on various east Perry County roads, starting in downtown Perryville and finishing at Altenburg's fairgrounds. Sunny skies and perfect fall conditions made for an enjoyable day for competitors and the hundreds of spectators watching the rally...
AID Stirs up Enjoyment of Cooking (11/01/11)
While learning there are many different recipes one can make with fruit, one culinary student recently learned that fruit smoothies are not his favorite. However, this is knowledge Michael Rodgers would not have known if he had been hesitant about trying new food...
Retiree Appreciation Day gives thanks and info (10/31/11)
NEOSHO, Mo. -- The Missouri National Guard's Retirement Services Office, along with Joplin's 203rd Houn Dawg Retiree Association and Springfield's Patriot retiree associations, hosted a Retiree Appreciation Day for retired Soldiers of the Missouri Guard at Camp Crowder Saturday, October 22...
Gargas new commander of 1140th Engineer Battalion (10/27/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Lt. Col. Edward Gargas, of Dexter, has been appointed the new commander for the 1140th Engineer Battalion in Cape Girardeau. The battalion has six units in seven locations: Headquarters Company in Cape Girardeau, Forward Support Company in Cape Girardeau, 880th Engineer Haul Team in Perryville, 1138th Engineer Sapper Company in Farmington and Fredericktown, 220th Engineer Company in Festus, and 1438th Multi-Role Bridge Company in Macon and Kirksville...
Barrios named IAAP Executive of the Year (10/23/11)
Dr. Frank Barrios, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Southeast Missouri State University, was recently selected as the 2011 Executive of the Year for the Girardot Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) at its annual Executive Recognition Banquet on Oct. ...
2nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner (10/23/11)
The Boys & Girls Club of Cape Girardeau will be hosting their 2nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Afterschool program this Thursday, October 27, 2011, from 6pm to 8pm. The fundraiser, held at the American Legion Hall on Thomas Drive in Cape, will feature salad and breadsticks from Olive Garden, all-you-can-eat spaghetti, drinks, and dessert for one low price of $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for kids 12 and under...
Third Tuesday Tea Time (10/12/11)
The Cape County Tea Party (CCTP) will hold a 6:30pm open meeting each month on the third Tuesday of the month at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. This month's meeting will be on October 18th. The Third Tuesday Tea Time meetings will focus on increasing CCTP membership, topical speakers, takeaway activism, and fulfilling CCTP's mission!...
Vandals Represent P.C. Double Standard (10/12/11)
The Tuesady, October 11, 2011 Southeast Missourian at the following URL http://www.semissourian.com/story/1772540.html?response=no carried a story about Cape Girardeau's Confederate monument being vandalized. In it Scott House stated, "The war has been over for almost 150 years. People should get over their hate issues on whatever side they have. It's hard to tell why somebody would do something like that."...
Former Child Slave to Speak at Southeast (10/10/11)
The student organization of Free the Slaves has invited James Kofi Annan, one of Ghana's leading figures in his efforts to eradicate child trafficking and slavery in his homeland, to the Southeast campus. A former child slave himself, Annan is highly esteemed in the international community as a speaker and activist. ...
Cape Girardeau County Archives to scan family bibles (10/08/11)
Are you the keeper of an old family Bible? The John Guild Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and the Cape Girardeau County Archives are teaming up to help preserve local history by digitizing old family Bible records. Bibles published prior to 1910 are being sought for the project...
8th Annual Neighborhood Connection Block Party (10/07/11)
Saturday October 15th the Neighborhood connection will hold its annual block party, from 11:00 till 2:00 pm on Fountain street between Broadway and Themis. The event will feature free activities including: live music, pony rides, chalk drawing, face painting,basketball instruction,The Dare Car and firetruck...
Perryville Farm & Forest Rally Race (10/06/11)
The premier United States rally series is coming to Perry County Missouri on Saturday, October 29th. The inaugural 2011 Perryville Farm and Forest Rally stands as the second event on the Rally America central region championship calendar. Top drivers in several classes of competition vehicles will come from across the U.S. to compete...
Arts Council of Southeast Missouri News (10/03/11)
FOR RELEASE: October 7, 2011 DINGELDEIN AWARDS SHOW TO COMMEMORATE 50th ANNIVERSARY CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO-- This Friday, October 7, the Southeast Missouri Arts Council will be honoring recipients of the Otto F. Dingeldein award from the last 36 years as a special exhibit to commemorate the Council's 50th anniversary. ...
Climate of economic uncertainty is killing job creation (10/03/11)
In the last few weeks, President Obama has offered two major speeches chock full of his ideas for stimulating the economy. On September 8, the President stood before Congress to pitch his plan to create American jobs; 11 days later, he followed with an address focused on deficit reduction through spending cuts and tax hikes. Boehner responded with his own speech and brought his ideas for job creation and what is needed to spur job creation...
Themis Street Closure Starts Oct. 3 (09/28/11)
The 1500-block of Themis Street will close starting Monday, Oct. 3, for up to two weeks. Crews will be replacing an old sewer main in the area. The closure causes an unfortunate inconvenience for neighboring residents and Franklin School students, parents and staff. Student pick up and drop off will be routed in front of Franklin School, on Louisiana Street...
AID's "Wizard of Oz" a Joyous Success (09/26/11)
With a second production now under their belt, members of Project Stage Light have proven they have what it takes to put on a theatrical production where the phrase "developmentally disabled" is left at the door. More than 800 friends, family, and community members laughed, clapped, and even shed some joyous tears earlier this month, as 70 cast and crew members performed "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" at Cape Central Jr. ...
Farrar deploys to Qatar with 1137th MP Company (09/20/11)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Spc. Rusty Farrar, of Altenburg, is one of nearly 130 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Qatar with the 1137th Military Police Company, of Kennett. The 1137th joins more than 450 Citizen-Soldiers under the command of the 175th Military Police Battalion and Lt. Col. Sharon Martin. The Soldiers have been undergoing extensive pre-mobilization training in Missouri for their yearlong mission...
Kenner deploys to Qatar with 1137th MP Company (09/20/11)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Spc. Andrew Kenner, of Jackson, is one of nearly 130 Missouri National Guard Soldiers deploying to Qatar with the 1137th Military Police Company, of Kennett. The 1137th joins more than 450 Citizen-Soldiers under the command of the 175th Military Police Battalion and Lt. Col. Sharon Martin. The Soldiers have been undergoing extensive pre-mobilization training in Missouri for their yearlong mission...
East Perry Community Fair Set To Go (09/18/11)
Outside of a few minor changes in the schedule and different musical entertainment, the 2011 edition of "The Best Little Fair in the Land" should be very similar to last year's event which drew the second largest crowds in the fair's long history. The traditional country fair will be held in Altenburg on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24. The fairgrounds received a few improvements this year with the installation of new water lines and upgrades to some of the roadways...
City council votes Monday on buildings codes, fire (09/16/11)
The Cape Girardeau City Council will vote Monday on an updated residential building code based on recommendations from the International Code Council, a national standards body that provides building code guidelines to government agencies. As part of the code adoption, the Cape Girardeau Fire Department has asked the council to include a 2009 ICC recommendation that builders install an additional layer of sheetrock on the basement ceilings of residential dwellings to reduce injuries suffered by firefighters and residents during a fire.. ...
Basic, Refresher CERT Courses Available Beginning (09/14/11)
Cape Girardeau CERT Alliance offers CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) classes during the months of September and October. Both Basic CERT and Refresher CERT courses are available. All are invited, and must be at least 18 years of age to attend the free training...
Calling All Singers! (09/14/11)
Anyone who enjoys singing Handel's "Messiah" is encouraged to begin bi-monthly rehearsals September 26th with The Messiah Choir, a regional choir that will perform selections from the work in January. Rehearsals are held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 100 North Frederick Street in Cape Girardeau, from 7-8:30 p.m. ...
Local Cape business receives ESGR Patriot Award (09/13/11)
Dan Welker, of Ole Hickory Pits, was recently presented with a Patriot Award in recognition of his extraordinary support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserves. The Patriot Award was created by the Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve to recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees who have answered their nation's call to duty...
NEW BOARD MEMEBERS AT CASA OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI (09/09/11)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CASA OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS Board Members to Participate in CASA's Cowboy Casanova Country CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, September 12, 2011 - Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Southeast Missouri, a local volunteer organization which provides juvenile justice advocacy for abused and neglected...
Becky Hoover named Employee of the Month (09/08/11)
Becky Hoover, Certified Nursing Assistant at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau, has been selected as the Department of Public Safety's September, 2011 Employee of the Month. Becky was selected for this award for the caring, compassionate, and helpful attitude she exhibits in the performance of her position's responsibilities. ...
Rock Against Rape (09/08/11)
Sexual Violence happens every day to women of all ages and backgrounds. It can happen to your sister, your friend, your girlfriend or your daughter. College women are 4 times more likely to be sexually assaulted then the general population. RAINN (Rape Abuse Incest National Network) DAY 2011 is Thursday, September 22. ...
VIP Promotes Good Dental Care (09/01/11)
It was a life changing moment for one VIP employee when he volunteered to chew a Disclosing tablet that showed the effects chewing tobacco had on his teeth and gums. While Danny Simpson says his mouth wasn't as bad as pictures he was shown, he still decided to be proactive in preventing further ill effects as a result of a habit he developed years ago...
SEMOU Abraham (Abe) Woodard Signs Pro Deal (08/29/11)
On 8/28/11 Abe Woodard, 2 year starter and outstanding prolific corner back of the 2010 Ohio Valley Champions SEMOU Red Hawks signed a 1 year contract with the Danville Dragons Pro Football Team of the UIFL (Ultimate Indoor Football League). According to Abe's agent, Walter Wilson of Sports Management Worldwide the Danville, Dragons opportunity is good for Abe's football career and good for the Danville Dragons organization. ...
Central Municipal Pool Renovations Complete (08/26/11)
Central Municipal Pool renovations are now complete, and the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 22, at 11:30 a.m. "The improvements that we have made to the Central Municipal Pool will positively impact our daily users, fitness users, program participants, and our serious competitors," said Recreation Division Manager Penny Williams...
Golf Course Living: Phase VI Begins at Bent Creek (08/17/11)
JACKSON, MO, August 2, 2011 -- A sure sign of any economic recovery is the housing market. Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson, MO is hoping to send our local economy into an upward trend with the launch of Phase VI of their golf course community living...
New Recruits practice urban warfare techniques (08/15/11)
Cape Girardeau, Mo. -- Soldiers in the Recruit Sustainment Program in Cape Girardeau recently practiced clearing a building as part of the military operations in urban terrain, or MOUT, training. Divided into groups of four to seven, the Soldiers took turns formulating entry plans and clearing the building...
Hovis receives Army Commendation Medal (08/15/11)
Cape Girardeau, Mo. -- Staff Sgt. Deron Hovis, of Headquarters Company, 1140th Engineer Battalion, was recently awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his exceptional meritorious service as the company's supply sergeant. "His contributions are invaluable to the success of the unit," said Sgt. ...
KIDS WIN!!! UNIQUE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP EMERGES! (08/10/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO -- August 2, 2011 -- With the Closing of the Family Resource Center, The Boys & Girls Club of Cape Girardeau and the City of Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department has joined together to establish the Shawnee Center Rising Stars. The partnership, finalized on August 1, 2011, was initiated when the Family Resource Center made the decision to close their existing center on South Sprigg...
HEROES WAY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE (07/18/11)
Gordonville, MO -- Today, Heroes Way, a Missouri-based non-profit organization devoted to erecting highway memorial signs honoring soldiers lost in combat during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, launched a new website, www.heroesway.org. "With the overwhelming support and recognition Heroes Way continues to receive, we needed to adjust our online presence to better serve those that want to help our organization honor the sacrifice of the soldiers who lost their lives in combat," said Ross Gartman, President of Heroes Way.. ...
St. Louis Natives Will Travel to Boston, MA to Com (07/17/11)
St. Louis Natives Will Travel to Boston, MA to Compete for 10K St. Louis natives Rasheed Sulaiman (21) and Antione Brown (21) and Jackson White (19) will travel to the National Urban League Conference in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday, July 30 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center...
Board to consider by-laws and moving (07/08/11)
I am Larry Tidd, Vice-Chairman of the Cape County Board for Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD). First, I want to point out that the following is my personal opinion, not necessarily that of the other members of the (CCBDD). This board is a non-paid, all-volunteer board appointed by the County Commissioners per Missouri statute...
2011 Jackson Homecomers (07/01/11)
2011 Jackson Homecomers Salute to our Military Men, Women and Veterans all week The Jackson Homecomers Celebration will be July 26-July 30, 2011. At 6:30pm Mayor Barb Lohr and the Jackson Muny Band will kick off the beginning of 5 nights of entertainment. Also at 6:30pm the Homecomecomers 1 Mile Youth Run will take place and at 7pm the 5K Race will start at the city park...
Old Town Cape Celebrates Clock's 25th Birthday (06/22/11)
OLD TOWN CAPE CELEBRATES DOWNTOWN CLOCK'S 25TH BIRTHDAY Cape Girardeau, MO -- Old Town Cape and the Special Business District will recognize the 25th birthday of the clock at Main and Themis streets in downtown Cape Girardeau at 5:30 p.m. June 28 with a community celebration...
Tears at Birds Point Levee (06/21/11)
As a lifelong farmer myself, I was horrifed when I first heard rumors that the Corps of Engineers was thinking about blowing Birds Point levee. After spending some time in the area meeting people at several events last year, I have come to love the bootheel, it's land, and it's people. A year ago this spring I drove from farm to farm there, meeting the people, and talking agriculture, and politics...
Prayer Service for Jacque Waller (06/03/11)
We will be having a prayer service for Jacque Waller - a fabulous mother, friend and coworker - Saturday June 4, 2011, at 4:00pm at the parking lot of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield - 471 Siemers Dr, Cape Girardeau. Please join us in praying for Jacque's safe return home...
Operation Cover UP (06/01/11)
The AT&T Pioneers were asked to help donate storage container and tarps to cover Joplin survivors belongings. Jeannie Pickard of Malden Mo. called several cotton gins in the area and asked for a donation of cotton module tarps. The Sandy Ridge Cotton Gin came through with a donation of 400 tarps now we had to get them delivered to Joplin. ...
Relief Fund Established to Help Girl Scout Members (05/27/11)
Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland continues to send its thoughts and prayers to those who have suffered from recent natural disasters across our area. We are proud of our Girl Scout members, sisters, and friends who have reached out to each other in this time of great need...
Drop off point for Joplin relief (05/27/11)
Midwest Agri-Chemico and affiliates(Midwest Grain and Barge, Agri-Trans, and First Missouri Terminals) is staging a drop off point for Joplin relief supplies at our Agri-Trans truck terminal on 4014 Nash Road ( first building on right past the food bank). ...
Relief Trailer For Joplin (05/25/11)
Drop off any items at CrossRoads Fellowship on Wednesday before 5:00. The trailer will be delivered on Thursday. Gift cards are welcome, but please note that the Joplin Wal-Mart was destroyed. Target, Save-A-Lot, Visa Gift Cards, Caseys. Any items are welcome, but these are most in need:...
Smartstyle is asking for your help! (05/24/11)
Smartstyle in Cape Girardeau Walmart is asking for your help to support victims of the Joplin tornado! We wish to help our fellow staff, whose salon and homes were completely ravaged, as well as their community members. We are asking for new and gently used donated items such as clothing, household supplies, personal care items, baby formula, pet food, and nonperishable food and drink. All donations will be taken directly Tuesday, May 31, 2011 to those in need...
Unemployment Assistance Available for Flood Victims (05/18/11)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Senator Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, encourages residents in Southeast Missouri who are unable to work because of flooding and heavy rains to apply for unemployment benefits through the Missouri Department of Labors' Division of Employment Security. The president declared areas of Southeast Missouri a major disaster area, opening the door for state and federal aid for the communities affected...
Recovery Efforts in Flood-Ravaged Southeast MO (05/11/11)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Senator Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, today expressed the need to work together on all levels to address the needs of those affected by severe flooding in Southeast Missouri. Mississippi County, along with Butler and New Madrid counties, recently received a major disaster declaration...
Clippard kids sharpen math skills, raise funds (05/03/11)
When you add it up, it takes a lot of money to operate a research hospital like St. Jude's. Clippard Elementary students helped recently by participating in the Math-a-thon and raising $1867.00. Students who participated were given a math workbook and collected pledges and donations for completing their math problems. ...
Annual Childrens Charity Golf Tourney Cancelled (05/01/11)
Due to the continued inclement weather and area flooding the Beacon Health Center (aka SEMO Network Against Sexual Violence) has cancelled its golf tournament scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2011 at Dalhousie. The agency will be rescheduling for a later date...
Commerce MO flooding situation (05/01/11)
From Commerce MO. The flood waters from the Mississippi continue to rise. The community contiues to reel from its devistaion. The water is higher than in both 1993 and 1995. There are two residences that have been evacuated. Sandbags are added daily in an attempt to protect one of them. ...
Caruthersville Humane Society (05/01/11)
The following is a release I received from the Caruthersville Humane Society. For those who may not be aware, Caruthersville is a major receiver of both large and small animals during natural disaster. The past week they have been experiencing a record number of animals being displaced due to the extreme weather conditions...
Downtown Historic Home & Garden Tour (04/19/11)
Cape Girardeau -- The second annual Downtown Historic Home and Garden Tour will take place Saturday, May 7 from Noon to 4 p.m. Seven homes and two bonus properties along with their yards will be showcased during the tour that was organized by Old Town Cape and sponsored by Realty Executives. The owners of each home will give a guided tour through their spaces, highlighting special features and historic facts...
Guard supports 3rd annual Cape BACA Kids Fair (04/18/11)
"We couldn't do this event without the Guard," said Larry Burrous, co-chair for the BACA. "They contribute a lot and make this event so much bigger for the community." Supporting the community is one of the main goals for the Missouri National Guard, said Staff Sgt. Steven Bell...
Mo. Guard recognizes Vietnam War Veterans (04/18/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Decades following their sacrifice, Soldiers were honored with awards for their service during the Vietnam War in a ceremony hosted by the Missouri National Guard. Maj. Joe Leahy and Staff Sgt. Agnes Eyler from the Missouri National Guard's 35th Engineer Brigade presented Virgil Thurlkill, James Smith, Dannie Floyd, Billy Freed and Roger Johnson with a medallion, a commemorative coin and a certificate...
Owner/CEO of DUB Magazine Visits Heartland (04/17/11)
Founder of DUB Magazine Visits New Madrid Bend Youth Center Myles Kovacs, co-founder of DUB magazine, visited New Madrid Bend Youth Center last Friday. At age 37, Myles is a leading voice of the influential, trend-setting youth segment. He connects with young consumers though America's influencers -- entertainers, media, hot- product designers and mainstream corporations...
Two Cape Public Schools Administrators honored (04/16/11)
Cape Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jim Welker was recognized for outstanding performance as a new superintendent by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) during the 51st Annual Recognition Banquet at the Show Me Center Thursday night. ...
Tickets Remain for Cardinals Game Day Trip May 8 (04/15/11)
Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation is again sponsoring St. Louis Cardinals Game Day Trips in 2011. Patrons can ride to St. Louis by charter bus for a small fee plus the price of a discounted ticket. The first trip will be Sunday, May 8, as the Cards take on the Milwaukee Brewers. The first 25,000 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative Bank of America Mother's Day pink mini bat. Ticket price includes a free hot dog and soda during the game...
A new approach to veterans' justice (04/14/11)
During a recent meeting held at the Capitol office of state Rep. David Day, R-Dixon, a new justice model for military veterans that is taking root across the nation was the topic of an energized discussion. Representatives from the Silver Star Families of America, the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, and Office of State Courts explained the benefits yielded by adopting a state veterans' court model...
Guardsmen recognized before deployment (04/13/11)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- About 45 Missouri National Guardsmen from Detachment 1, 548th Transportation Company, formerly of Centertown, were recognized Monday during a deployment ceremony at Ike Skelton Training Site. The detachment recently left the now closed Centertown armory and merged into its main unit, the 548th Transportation Company, of Trenton, as the company's third platoon...
Branson new commander of 880th Eng. Co. (04/12/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- First Lt. Richard Branson, of Ballwin, has been appointed the new commander for the Missouri National Guard's 880th Engineer Haul Team in Perryville. During the ceremony, the unit guidon was passed to Branson to symbolize the transfer of authority and responsibility...
H.S., College Athletes Fight Against Breast Cancer (04/12/11)
Saint Francis Medical Center will partner with local high school and college athletes this week to raise funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. Funds raised will go to the Dig for Life campaign, which provides free mammograms for local women who could not otherwise afford them...
Sierra Greaser Wins Handwriting Award (04/11/11)
Sierra Greaser, a 4th grade student at St. Mary Cathedral School in Cape Girardeau, has just been named a State Finalist in the Zaner Bloser Handwriting Contest. She is a Top 16 Finalist out of 220,000 handwriting entries from around the state. She received a gold medallion for her award. Her teacher, Mrs. Hoffmeister, as well as her school also received awards. The overall award winner will be named in May. Sierra is the daughter of Bryan and Nancy Greaser of Cape...
Hearts Up Ranch Event April 11th at River Campus (04/10/11)
 For additional information, contact: Renita Gordon renita@equestrianinfluence.com 615-830-1001 Couple's Horseback Journey Across America to Stop in Cape on Monday For Immediate Release: What in the world would compel someone to ride horseback from California to Washington DC, stopping in Cape Girardeau, in route?...
Local Students Raise Money for Japan Relief Effort (04/08/11)
Cape Girardeau, MO -- Members of the business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi at Southeast Missouri State University raised money to help the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. The Zeta Omicron Chapter donated $145.72 to the American Red Cross Southeast Missouri Chapter for the Japan relief effort...
Local Students Raise Money for Japan Relief Effort (04/08/11)
Cape Girardeau, MO -- Japanese students at Southeast Missouri State University raised money for the disaster victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Over a two week period at the end of March the students raised $4,026.80 which they gave to the American Red Cross Southeast Missouri Chapter for the Japan relief effort...
Saint Francis to Offer Free Oral Cancer Screening (04/07/11)
In honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Saint Francis Medical Center will be offering free oral cancer screenings on Saturday, April 30, from 8 am to noon in the Health and Wellness Center Conference Rooms, 150 S. Mount Auburn Road. Oral cancer is not a rare disease. ...
Where Have all the Matt Blunts Gone (04/07/11)
Before New Jersey's larger-than-life Gov. Chris Christie came onto the scene and long before protestors crowded in the halls of Wisconsin's capitol to oppose Gov. Scott Walker's cuts to the state budget, there was Missouri's Gov. Matt Blunt. Looking back, Gov. ...
Will it Take a Cold Day in Hades? (04/07/11)
Right now, we need another ice storm to come through Washington, D.C. It appears that the cold reality of winter actually helped lawmakers finally focus on the cold reality of our staggering deficit and need for real budget reform. When an ice storm socked the nation's capital earlier this year, more than 40 senators showed up for what was billed as a "policy-heavy" briefing on deficit reduction. ...
Oran to Host 2nd Annual Memorial Run/Walk (04/05/11)
It has been almost two years since Oran has experienced the tragic losses of two teens, Alexis "Lexi" Cummins and Austin "Tut" Todt. They were involved in an automobile wreck which resulted in the loss of their lives. Family and friends have again joined together to host the 2nd Annual Memorial Run/Walk for Lexi and Tut. ...
Jackson Art Group April News (04/05/11)
Jackson Art Group Second Saturday featured artist and April's special hours The Jackson Art Group featured artist for April is Karron Kidd of Whitewater, Mo. She is a retired accountant who now works part time at the Post Office. Kidd has been an artist most of her life. She said, "I inherited it from my dad, who worked in wood."...
Arbor Day Observance (04/04/11)
Kevin Govero- Tree Advisory Board Chairman, Tim Gramling, Public Works Director/Board Member, Brock Davis, Parks Division Manager/Board Member, Daniel J.Grimm-Vice-Chairman. (Board Member Robert Harris was not available for picture.) The Cape Girardeau Tree Board planted a Flowering Dog Wood Tree at 12:30 p.m. ...
Zion UMC of Gordonville Receives Grant (04/04/11)
The Zion United Methodist Church - Gordonville is the recipient of a $4,000 Hamilton Grant from the Missouri United Methodist Foundation. Presentation of the grant will be at Zion United Methodist Church, 3652 State Hwy. Z in Gordonville on April 10, 2011 during the 10:30 a.m. service...
Fairy Tale Crop for Melaina's Magical Playland (04/03/11)
On Friday and Saturday March 18 and 19, a Fairy Tale Crop to benefit Melaina's Magical Playland was held at Anna-Camille Scrapbook Boutique in Cape Girardeau. We are happy to announce that the Playland is now $1,450.00 closer to reality! Thanks to all the scrapbookers who supported this event, as well as our Premiere Sponsors: Beginning Concepts, Heartland Gymnastics, Olson Pediatrics, Dr. ...
Cape County Tea Party to Discuss Smoking Ban (03/22/11)
The Cape County Tea Party invites the public to attend their "Program in the Park". The subject to be discussed is the proposed smoking ban in Cape Girardeau. Sheri House and Doc Cain will present opposing views on the ban to help voters decide on the issue...
The Arc Forms Chapter in Southeast Missouri (03/19/11)
The Arc Announces New Chapter in Southeast Missouri The Arc proudly announces that a new chapter of The Arc has been activated in Southeast Missouri. The Arc of Southeast Missouri was recently recognized by The Arc as an affiliated chapter of this 60-year-old national nonprofit organization. This new entity brings to the Southeast Missouri community a voice for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families...
From veteran to legislator (03/17/11)
As a young man growing up in a rural Mid-Missouri community, senior state Rep. David Day, R-Dixon, was exposed to the military lifestyle at an early age. With Ft. Leonard Wood nestled just a few miles from his childhood home, the army base had established itself as an indispensable fixture in the local community...
The Missing Link (03/16/11)
There are many reasons to oppose closure of Missouri Habilitation Centers proposed by Senate bill-SB56. One reason is the first-rate staff working there. Habilitation center residents know their caregiver by the touch of a hand or the sound of a voice. ...
Ortega named commander of 1138th Eng. Sapper Co. (03/16/11)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Capt. Miguel Ortega, of O'Fallon, has been appointed the new commander for the 1138th Engineer Sapper Company in Farmington and Fredericktown. During the ceremony, the unit guidon was passed to Ortega to symbolize the transfer of authority and responsibility...
Missouri National Guard's Roberts earns promotion (03/16/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Carter Roberts, of Jefferson City, was recently promoted from the rank of first lieutenant to captain in the Missouri Army National Guard. Roberts has been with the National Guard for twelve years. He is the commander of the 1140th Forward Support Company in Cape Girardeau...
Calling all Volunteers for Upcoming Production (03/14/11)
After realizing the dreams of many individuals with developmental disabilities, Project Stage Light is looking to reveal some more hidden talent. This time, however, the program is also taking its casting call to the community and is seeking volunteers to help with the production of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."...
Roberts new commander of 1140th Forward Support Co (03/04/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- First Lt. Carter Roberts, of Jefferson City, has been appointed the new commander for the 1140th Forward Support Company in Cape Girardeau. During the ceremony, the unit guidon was passed to Roberts to symbolize the transfer of authority and responsibility...
Sen. Crowell to Appointed to Two Committees (02/25/11)
JEFFERSON CITY --Senator Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, has been appointed to the Joint Committee on Gaming & Wagering and reappointed to the Missouri Arts Council. The Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering is a committee of 10 members from the House and Senate. The committee conducts a legislative review of all state authorized gaming and wagering activities, including proposed constitutional and statutory changes or other pertinent information that may affect the integrity of gaming...
Memorial for 401 Hopper (02/25/11)
A Memorial Fund has been setup for Donnie Estes, Cheryl Tally, and Brittany Calhoun, all lost in a house fire earlier this week. All help is greatly appreciated during this sad time. Donations may be sent to: Memorial Fund for 401 Hopper 1st Commercial Bank...
Missouri National Guard's McNeely earns promotion (02/24/11)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Cody McNeely, of Scott City, was recently promoted from the rank of private first class to specialist in the Missouri Army National Guard. McNeely has been with the National Guard for one year. He is a military policeman with Detachment 1, 1137th Military Police Company in Jackson...
Missouri National Guard's Shepard earns promotion (02/24/11)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Stephanie Shepard, of Jackson, was recently promoted from the rank of private first class to specialist in the Missouri Army National Guard. Shepard has been with the National Guard for two years. She is a military policeman with Detachment 1, 1137th Military Police Company in Jackson...
Dexter native speaks at Guard Engineer Ball (02/23/11)
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Retired Lt. Gen. Clyde Vaughn, former director of the National Guard, recently returned to his roots. Vaughn, who started his nearly 40-year National Guard career in the Missouri Guard, addressed more than 300 of the state's citizen-Soldier engineers and their Families at the Missouri National Guard's 35th Engineer Brigade Engineer Ball at the Pershing Club on post...
Placher graduates from military training (02/23/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Pvt. Justin Placher, of Poplar Bluff, recently completed his military training to become a motor transportation operator for Missouri National Guard's 205th Military Police Battalion. "I joined the Guard because of the opportunities and education I can receive throughout my life," Placher said. "The Guard allows me to serve my country and become a better person at the same time."...
Sims graduates from military training (02/23/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Pvt. Samuel Sims Jr., of Homestown, recently completed his military training to become a motor transportation operator for Missouri National Guard's Detachment 1, 1221st Transportation Company in Sikeston. "I joined the Guard because I wanted the experience and opportunity," Sims said. "The Guard is a great way to see the world but to also take care of my family."...
Moore graduates from military training (02/23/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Pvt. Devan Moore, of Oran, recently completed his military training to become a motor transportation operator for Missouri National Guard's Detachment 1, 1221st Transportation Company in Sikeston. "I joined the Guard because I wanted to serve my country," Moore said. The Guard was a perfect fit for him because he can fulfill his duty as a Soldier but stay at home in Missouri, he said...
Emergency Food and Shelter Program Funding (02/23/11)
Cape Girardeau County is eligible to receive federal funding for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). Last year $38,126 was awarded to the County for use in assisting individuals with housing, shelter and meals/food. The award was made by the National Board chaired by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and consisting of representatives from The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Jewish Communities, Catholic Charities, USA, National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. ...
Sam's Club Donates $4,000 to Mobile Food Pantry (02/18/11)
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sam's Club Donates $4,000 To Southeast Missouri Food Bank's Mobile Food Pantry CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO- January 26, 2011- Sam's Club of Cape Girardeau donated $4,000 to support the Southeast Missouri Food Bank's Mobile Pantry Program. ...
Wayne Wallingford Sponsors a Mobile Food Pantry (02/18/11)
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southeast Missouri Legislator Wayne Wallingford Sponsors Mobile Food Pantry CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO- January 31, 2011- Southeast Missouri members of the General Assembly recently came together to fight hunger by donating to the Southeast Missouri Food Bank acting on a challenge from Senator Jason Crowell. ...
Shelley Keeney Sponsors a Mobile Food Pantry (02/18/11)
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southeast Missouri Legislator Shelley Keeney Sponsors Mobile Food Pantry CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO- February 7, 2011 -- Acting on a challenge from State Senator Jason Crowell, Shelley Keeney, Representative for Marble Hill donated $600 to sponsor a Mobile Food Pantry on January 29, 2011 and helped 230 local families...
Doctors Express, Saint Francis Give Free Flu Shots (02/14/11)
Doctors Express and Saint Francis Healthcare System will collaborate in offering free flu shots through the Meals with Friends program at The Salvation Army, 701 Good Hope St., from 4 to 6 pm February 21-25. Staff from Doctors Express and Saint Francis' Immediate Convenient Care will administer the vaccines on a first-come, first-served basis...
Gymnasts Join Fight Against Breast Cancer (02/10/11)
Throughout February, the women's gymnastics team at Southeast Missouri State University will join the volleyball team's fight against breast cancer with the Flips for Life campaign. An extension of Dig for Life, the gymnasts will use their sport to raise funds to provide free mammograms for local women who could not otherwise afford them...
Fitness Plus to Host Indoor Triathlon (02/09/11)
Area residents can test their endurance at the sixth annual Fitness Plus Indoor Triathlon on Saturday, March 5, beginning at 9 am. Held in the Saint Francis Health and Wellness Center, 150 S. Mount Auburn Road, the Indoor Triathlon will be a fun and challenging event for individuals of all interest and fitness levels...
Saint Francis Scholarship Applications Available (02/09/11)
Applications for the 2011 Saint Francis Foundation and Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarships are now available. The program awards scholarships of up to $2,000 annually to students pursuing a healthcare-related career. Applicants must have successfully completed one year of an accredited healthcare program and have at least a 3.0 grade point average. ...
Jackson Art Group holds second Saturday (02/04/11)
The Jackson Art Group will hold its Second Saturday event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, February 12 at the Steck House Gallery, 210 E. Jackson Blvd., Jackson (next door to the First Presbyterian Church...the one with the red doors and warm hearts)...
Embracing forgotten heroes (02/04/11)
Call him a victim of inspiration or a legislator simply responding to the concerns of his constituents, freshman state Rep. Paul Fitzwater, R-Potosi, is on a mission to ensure that Vietnam veterans receive the official recognition they have long been denied...
Recognizing wounded, ill and dying veterans (02/04/11)
Often times we find ourselves so involved with the flurry of activities designed to recognize the efforts our brave veterans and servicemembers, that we occasionally overlook the profound sacrifices made by the organizations supporting them. The majority of these unsung heroes work tirelessly behind the scenes while receiving little--if any--recognition for the labors they put forth in support of a cause they view as greater than themselves...
Missouri Guard Field Maintenance Shop recognized (01/27/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The Missouri National Guard's Field Maintenance Shop in Cape Girardeau recently won second place in the National Guard Bureau Army Award for Maintenance Excellence competition. The Army Award for Maintenance Excellence is a prestigious award highly sought after by Army units and maintenance shops across the country. Awards are given in three categories: small, medium and large...
Guardsmen conduct obstacle breeching operations (01/21/11)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- As part of their monthly National Guard training, Soldiers with the 1138th Engineer Company reviewed techniques and procedures for detecting and destroying obstacles. Obstacles can be anything from constantan wire, makeshift roadblocks and even improvised explosive devises, said Staff Sgt. Kevan Phillips, the unit's training noncommissioned officer...
Bone Marrow Registry Drive at Saint Francis (01/19/11)
Saint Francis Medical Center and the Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society Alliance will host a bone marrow registry drive benefitting the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) on Tuesday, January 25, from 3 to 7 pm in the Franciscan Conference Room, 211 Saint Francis Drive...
Missouri National Guard's Dement earns promotion (01/18/11)
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Jerry Dement, who lives in Ellington, was recently promoted from the rank of specialist to sergeant in the Missouri Army National Guard. Dement has been with the National Guard for four years. He is an information technology specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 35th Engineer Brigade in Fort Leonard Wood. The promotion came with his recent transfer from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1140th Engineer Battalion, of Cape Girardeau...
I've heard this song before (01/14/11)
I've heard this song before. The lyrics are the same. Deranged man with glaring eyes, armed with a semi-automatic pistol breaks the sound of day as he fires bullets into human flesh. People fall to the ground. Some live, some die. Words fall short in describing the physical and emotional trauma suffered by victims, family members, and friends. ...
Valencia new commander of 1140th Headquarters Co. (01/12/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Missouri National Guard Capt. Juan Valencia, of Kirksville, has been appointed the new commander of the Headquarters Company, 1140th Engineer Battalion in Cape Girardeau. During the ceremony, the unit guidon, or flag, was passed to Valencia to symbolize the transfer of authority and responsibility...
Why Proposition B Should Stay on the Books (01/09/11)
I have reviewed both the old bill and the new one. The new one is worded clearly and concisely and the old one is fragmented. If people are truly interested in reality and not the exaggerated propaganda from people who just do not want regulation on these kennels that are complaining please read the Bills. You can google them up...
Why Proposition B Must Be Repealed (01/07/11)
Why Missouri Proposition B must be repealed or Fixed By Joe Overlease President of the Professional Kennel Club of Missouri Proposition B was and still is a contested bill. Aside from the fact that it was one of the most masterfully managed campaigns designed to lie and fool the voting public of the State of Missouri. The following facts remain and must be attended to within the bill or repeal all of it, in its entirety...
League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri (01/07/11)
The League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri and The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce present Tony DeLong, County Council Coordinator, University of Missouri, who will speak on Missouri County Government> Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Time: 12:00 noon...
CERT Training Reaches VIP Employees (01/05/11)
With the goal of wanting to help their peers in the case of an emergency, three VIP Industries employees recently took part in Community Emergency Response Team training. These developmentally disabled adults now feel better prepared to handle an emergency after their involvement with the CERT training program, which is designed to prepare community members for a major disaster. ...
AREA BUSINESS BRINGS A BIT OF CHEER TO FAMILIES (01/02/11)
On Christmas Eve families of patients in the various intensive care units at Saint Francis Medical Center were treated to a bit of Christmas cheer. The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, along with volunteers who are staff members of the restaurant, brought and...
'Christmas Carol' a Success (12/21/10)
An extraordinary group of people recently proved they have what it takes to capture the heart of an audience during their performance of "A Christmas Carol." "It was a wonderful event on a gray Saturday afternoon to put the audience in a Christmas spirit," said Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger...
MSGT Little receives top AMC award (12/16/10)
News > AATTC NCO named AMC's top Intel instructor Photos Master Sgt. Brian Little, 139th Airlift Wing, August 2010. Download HiRes AATTC NCO named AMC's top Intel instructor Posted 8/19/2010 Updated 8/19/2010 Email story Print story...
Guardsmen visit with local Veterans (12/15/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Soldiers of the Headquarter Company and Forward Support Company, 1140th Engineer Battalion in Cape Girardeau recently visited Veterans at the Missouri Veterans Home at their Second Annual Resident Family Picnic. The Soldiers helped erect tents for the picnic and stayed to assist the Veterans and their families throughout the event...
Legislators Work Together to Fight Hunger (12/15/10)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Southeast Missouri members of the General Assembly recently came together to fight hunger by donating to the Southeast Missouri Food Bank. Representatives Steve Tilley (R-Perryville), Shelley Keeney (R- Marble Hill), Ellen Brandom (R- Sikeston), Billy Pat Wright (R-Dexter), Terry Swinger (D-Caruthersville), Rep.-elect Wayne Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau) and Sen. ...
'Dream Act Rewards Crime' (12/11/10)
The American Legion to Senate: 'Dream Act Rewards Crime' INDIANAPOLIS (December 9, 2010) --The National Commander of The American Legion called on the U.S. Senate to stop the so-called DREAM Act after the bill passed in the House of Representatives, 216-198, yesterday...
'Christmas Carol' Countdown Begins (11/30/10)
When Billy is asked to describe the character he portrays in the upcoming performance of "A Christmas Carol," he not only describes the Ghost of Christmas Past, he explains everything that happens around him from the time he gets on stage to the time he leaves...
Local CAP Squadron To Help Honor Veterans (11/20/10)
2010 will mark the 19th anniversary of Worcester Wreath Company donating wreaths to adorn the headstones of our Nation's veterans at veteran's cemetaries throughout the nation and around the world. In addition to 15,000 wreaths destined for Arlington National Cemetary in Virginia, Worcester Wreath will again donate seven ceremonial wreaths to over 410 State, National and local cemeteries across the Country. 2010 also marks seven years that the Civil Air Patrol has helped laying these wreaths...
National Collection Week Underway (11/19/10)
On Monday November 15, 2010, Churches throughout Southeast Mo started collection Shoe Box gifts for Operation Christmas Child an organization of Samaritans Purse. These shoe box gifts will be given to needy children around the world. To children who are living in war torn, proverty and disease stricken countries. ...
Scott, Dunklin county spotlighting arrests made (11/12/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO -- Just a week after conservation agents made arrests during a night patrol in New Madrid County, more arrests have been made -- this time in Dunklin and Scott counties. One subject was arrested Tuesday evening in Dunklin County, charged with spotlighting deer with headlights and attempting to take a deer out of season with a firearm, according to the district supervisor, Conservation Agent Trent Lane...
Guardsmen conduct route recon and IED training (11/12/10)
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. -- Soldiers of Missouri National Guard's 1137th Military Police Company in Kennett, Doniphan and Jackson recently conducted route reconnaissance and improvised explosive devices, or IED training at the Wappapello Training Site. As a part of the training, the unit divided into squad level groups of eight to twelve Soldiers and was given the mission to survey and assess a possible supply route to a new forward operation base...
Interfaith Efforts Help Feed the Hungry (11/09/10)
Five years ago, three women in Farmington, Missouri, sat down together with an idea. They were of different faiths, but all wanted to find a way to help hungry people in their community. From that humble beginning came the Help the Hungry Bake Sale, which in 2009 raised over $20 thousand to feed hungry people. The funds are divided equally between Farmington's two food pantries, Catholic and Protestant...
Spotlight Shines on Developmentally Disabled (11/08/10)
A new local project is shedding light on the hidden talents of some remarkable individuals. These talents will be showcased during a December presentation of "A Christmas Carol," performed by 47 developmentally disabled adults. The performers are part of Project Stage Light, a new program created to provide cultural arts opportunities for children and adults with special needs. ...
Guardsmen conduct annual weapons qualifications (11/08/10)
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Soldiers from the Missouri National Guard's 1140th Engineer Battalion took to the firing ranges during the battalion's most recent monthly drill. Six units participated in the qualifications: the 1140th Forward Support Company and the 1140th Headquarters Company in Cape Girardeau, the 880th Engineer Team in Perryville, the 220th Engineer Company in Festus, the 1138th Engineer Sapper Company in Farmington and Fredericktown, and the 1438th Multi-Role Bridge Company in Macon and Kirksville.. ...
Jackson Cub Scouts talk to deployed Guardsman (11/05/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- November is Saluting Veterans Month for Pack 112 Bear Den of Jackson, Mo., and to learn more about what Soldiers are doing overseas, the Cub Scouts talked to a Missouri National Guardsman currently deployed to Afghanistan. Using Skype technology at the Cape Girardeau armory, the boys, age's eight to ten, talked to Lt. Col. North Charles, who is currently deployed with the Agri-business Development Team IV...
Motorists be alert for deer (11/04/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO -- The chances for deer darting in front of fast-moving vehicles increases in November, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation, so drivers should be extra alert to avoid accidents. This is the "rut" or breeding season for white-tailed deer, which makes them more active than usual and causes them to be near or cross highways more often, said Rob Sulkowski, a southeast Missouri Conservation Agent...
Remembering a Local Family this November (11/03/10)
In 2005, Bernice Medlock "started not knowing her children, and that's something that just hurts your heart," her daughter Rose Medlock said. "I can remember going to the grocery store with her, and she would say, 'I need bread and milk and bananas.'...
Huntin' Camp is Friday (11/02/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Join the Missouri Department of Conservation in celebrating the passion and respect Missourians have for the great outdoors at Huntin' Camp this Friday. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center and is designed to help new and experienced hunters improve their skills. This is an event to include family and friends to help pass on the importance of conservation and preservation of Southeast Missouri's best natural resources...
New brochure honors Cape alumni (11/01/10)
A new brochure honoring twelve distinguished Cape Public Schools alumni is being distributed throughout the community. Faces of Success was produced by a 10-person steering committee composed of community members and district personnel. The publication profiles alumni who have brought pride to the school district through community service, professional growth, character, achievement and other factors...
Shame on Dr. Sprigg (11/01/10)
Dr. Spriggs's editorial asserting that current law is stronger than those provisions that would be required by Proposition B is just plain wrong and Dr. Sprigg knows what she is saying is incorrect. Proposition B does not replace the current law. It only adds to the current law and it does dramatically improve standards of care...
Guardsmen to train with Japane Defense Forces (11/01/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Soldiers of the Missouri National Guard's Detachment 1, C Company, 1st Battalion, 1/138th Infantry Regiment in Perryville will take part in military exercises the next two weeks with Japanese Defense Forces. Perryville Guardsmen will join the rest of their battalion, the 1/138th Infantry Regiment headquartered in Kansas City and with units in St. ...
It's Time to Pack & Pray for OCC! (10/31/10)
The doors of our Relay Center will open on November 15th for National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child (OCC.) We'll be collecting shoe box gifts all week to be sent to children living in desperate situations around the world. Join the fun and fellowship as we share the message of hope by the means of a simple shoe box!...
Prop B Editorial from Dr Cindy Sprigg, Cross Point (10/30/10)
Prop B -- What's it Really Asking? Proposition B is cited as the Puppy Mill Cruelty Act. The stated purpose of this Act is to prohibit the cruel and inhumane treatment of dogs in breeding facilities. The Humane Society of the United States filed Proposition B with the MO Secretary of State. Could the HSUS really be unaware that Missouri has in effect perhaps the most strict animal care legislation in our country today?...
Community spirit puts out fire (10/29/10)
On the 29th October, at approximately 3:50pm a trailer home on County Highway 507 caught fire. First on the scene were Terry Berry, Dave and Iona Evans after they heard exploding ammunition followed by a several explosions, black smoke soon started to bellow into the sky. ...
Does Missouri need another casino? (10/29/10)
Dear Editor, (Would appreciate your publishing this as an Op Ed Piece) "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." A few years ago the casino people promised us that if we would only approve casinos in Missouri, they would provide us romantic riverboats floating in the moonlight. Now we have glitzy landlocked casinos somewhere near a river...
Guard's officer candidates focus on teamwork (10/28/10)
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- The Missouri National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 140th Regiment Missouri Regional Training Institute Officer Candidate Class 49 spent its most recent drill weekend focusing on teamwork. The class of about 30 officer candidates completed a 7-mile road march and took on the confidence course during their eighth month of training. ...
Casino: Money for Nothing. And, Your Kicks for Free? (10/26/10)
Next Tuesday, we'll be voting on the prospect of allowing a Casino to operate in Downtown Cape Girardeau. The Casino subject is pretty near to top of the list in casual conversation around town, and for good reason.
Robin Carnahan Continues "The Bull Stops Here" (10/26/10)
Today, Robin Carnahan continues her "The Bull Stops Here" Tour after three action-packed days meeting with middle-class families, small businesses, sports fans and community leaders. Already, Robin has brought her commonsense approach to getting our economy back on track and getting Missourians back to work in Wentzville, Columbia, Warrensburg, Kansas City, Liberty, Lexington, Excelsior Springs, and Independence...
City Expands Leaf Disposal Program (10/22/10)
The leaf season can be a battle for many homeowners trying to keep their lawn healthy and yard free of leaf debris. "Once you rake, your yard can be covered again in a week," said Public Works Director Tim Gramling. "Some trees shed all winter or the neighbor's leaves can blow into your yard. It can be very frustrating for some homeowners."...
Carnahan Campaign Kicks off "Republicans for Robin" (10/22/10)
Today, Robin Carnahan's campaign launched "Republicans for Robin," showcasing five people in a growing group of Missouri Republicans and Independents who are supporting her Senate campaign - and holding Congressman Blunt accountable for his record. You can learn more about the group and why they are supporting Robin on her campaign website as well as see five featured videos from Missourians who are speaking out against Congressman Blunt's 14-year Washington record of waste, corruption, and sticking it to the middle class.. ...
VFW Post # 6407 Scott City Benefit Fair Oct 23rd (10/19/10)
The VFW Department of Missouri and Scott City VFW Post # 6407, will be holding a Veterans Benefit Fair at 1408 Main St. in Scott City on Saturday October 23rd, from 8am to 12pm or till all veterans have been served. Information on VA health benefits& enrollment , educational opportunities, and employment opportunities will be available for veterans, spouses, widows, and dependents. ...
Mo Elk Restoration, What You Didn't Know... (10/19/10)
Below you will find a letter to the Mo Dept of Conservation from the North American Elk Breeders Assoc. about concerns all Missourians should have about this restoration project. NORTH AMERICAN ELK BREEDERS ASSOCIATION 4985 West Blue Hill Road, Ayr, NE 68925 / 402-756-3355...
GOP~Dance to Victory to be held this Sat. 10/23 (10/19/10)
The Cape Girardeau County Republican Central Committee, Republican candidates & officeholders invite fellow conservatives to join them, this Saturday, October 23, 2010 @ 7:00 PM for the GOP ~ DANCE TO VICTORY 2010. This fun, informal night of dancing and mingling will be held at Ray's Plaza Conference Center (behind Holiday Inn Express, in Cape)...
Jackson Winter Farmers Market (10/18/10)
---What and when? An end of the year Farmer's Market featuring seasonally available produce, farm products, baked goods, and homemade crafts that runs each Saturday from 9:00 am to Noon from October 9th to December 18th. ---Where? The First Presbyterian Church parking lot in downtown Jackson with inside facilities for inclement weather...
Workshop Offered on Mobile Marketing (10/18/10)
As more and more people access the web from mobile devices rather than desktop computers, many businesses are wondering if they need to develop a mobile website. Justin Pobst of Element 74 and Elizabeth Shelton of Write Results Marketing will offer a lunchtime workshop to help local businesses understand the differences between mobile and traditional websites, determine whether developing a mobile site or application makes sense for their business or organization, and leave with ideas on how to market to mobile devices. ...
1221st Transportation Company conducts Truck Rodeo (10/18/10)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Soldiers of the Missouri National Guard's 1221st Transportation Company recently participated in their annual Truck Rodeo in Dexter. The Truck Rodeo is a training competition held each year for Soldiers to test and hone their skills as truck drivers...
Missouri LP Resolution on Ballot Initiatives (10/18/10)
October 18, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cisse Spragins, Ph.D. Cell: 612 309 9232 Email: chair@lpmo.org Missouri Libertarian Party Passes Resolution on Statewide Ballot Initiatives...
Execution Prayer Vigil (10/17/10)
Please join us at a candlelight execution prayer vigil at the Cape County Courthouse Gazebo in Jackson MO on Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. "Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars." -The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King...
Lighting the Town Pink (10/14/10)
The White House will be lit pink tonight for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but Saint Francis Medical Center is working to "Pink Up Cape" all month long. Since October 1, the Medical Center has been illuminated with pink lights - the color of the cause...
NEW Robin Carnahan TV AD: "Scared Stiff" (10/13/10)
Today, Robin Carnahan's campaign released a new television ad titled "Scared Stiff," http://www.robincarnahan.com/scaredstiff where Robin calls out Congressman Blunt out for refusing to participate in the list of debates he originally proposed. Blunt has repeatedly refused to answer questions about his troubling 14-year Washington record and tried to prevent as many Missourians as possible from seeing the limited debates to which he ultimately agreed...
Robin Carnahan's New TV Ad: "Differences" (10/08/10)
Today, Robin Carnahan's Senate campaign released its latest television ad titled "Differences," http://www.robincarnahan.com/differences where Robin speaks directly to Missourians about her priorities to put middle class families and small businesses first to get the economy back on track and create jobs. ...
Texting While Driving (10/08/10)
Texting While Driving by Liz Coram How many people text behind the wheel of their vehicle? Can we relate to the following story? Jaci Lemonsis driving down the street, headed to school. The 17 year old driver is texting another friend. As she looks down to read the incoming text, Jaci veers off to the right and crashes head-on into the back of a parked vehicle. ...
Is Roy Blunt Really Afraid of Jonathan Dine? (10/07/10)
October 8, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cisse Spragins, Ph.D. Cell: 612 309 9232 Email: chair@lpmo.org Missouri Libertarian Party: Is Roy Blunt Really Afraid of Jonathan Dine?...
Seventh Annual Multi County Women's Conference (10/07/10)
The conference will be held from 8 a.m.to 3 p.m. on Oct. 22nd at the Tanner Street Church of God located at 619 Tanner St., in Sikeston. The conference theme is "Things Every Woman Should Know". The conference will provide health and educational information to participants. There is free admission, a continental breakfast, special speakers, booths to visit and door prices. Lunch will be provided at no cost...
National Fire Prevention Week (10/06/10)
As the country marks National Fire Prevention Week October 3-9 the American Red Cross Southeast Missouri Chapter is urging everyone to help save lives by making sure their home is protected by smoke alarms. "The largest percentage of home fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or alarms that don't work," said Jamie Koehler, Emergency Services Director, Southeast Missouri Chapter. ...
Guardsmen practice crowd control techniques (10/06/10)
Jackson and Kennett, Mo. -- One of the basic warrior tasks and missions for military police in the Missouri National Guard is crowd control techniques. Soldiers of the 1137th Military Police Company in Jackson and Kennett recently spent a weekend honing their individual and squad level skills with these techniques...
Guardsmen prepare for weapons qualifications (10/06/10)
Fredericktown, Mo. -- Soldiers in the Missouri National Guard's 1138th Engineer Sapper Company recently used the personal marksmanship training system to prepare for their annual weapons qualifications. The system allows the Soldiers to practice honing their weapons and shooting skills without using bullets or outside ranges. A laser system is placed in the barrel of each weapon. When Soldiers pull the trigger, the laser is read on the electronic target and displayed on a laptop...
Local Soldier promoted to Specialist in MONG (10/05/10)
Cape Girardeau, Mo. -- Natalie DuBois, of Cape Girardeau, was recently promoted to specialist in the 1140th Forward Support Engineer Battalion. DuBois has served in the Missouri National Guard for a year and was surprised to receive the promotion so soon...
Federal Health Care Reform (10/05/10)
You are invited to join the Southeast Cancer Control Coalition and the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) for: Federal Health Care Reform: Why? What? When? Who? A presentation on federal health care reform and its impact in Missouri. Tuesday, October 19, 2010...
NEW Robin Carnahan TV AD: "Days Later" (10/05/10)
Today, Robin Carnahan's Senate campaign released a new television ad: http://www.robincarnahan.com/dayslater titled "Days Later," which sheds more light on Congressman Roy Blunt's 14-year record of wasteful spending, corruption and sticking it to the middle class. "Days Later" tells the story of just one of the many wasteful and shady earmarks that Blunt led the charge to pass and the motivation surrounding it...
Carnahan Campaign Kicks off "Students for Robin" (10/04/10)
Today, Robin Carnahan's campaign launched Students for Robin to bring together young Missourians who share her commitment to education. The group is co-chaired by students from across the state: Shawn Williams, Missouri State University; Lauren Gepford, University of Missouri-KC; Alex Witt, Truman State University; and Bryan Weintrop, University of Missouri. http://www.robincarnahan.com/students...
Missouri Voters Snubbed by Blunt / Carnahan Camps (10/04/10)
October 4,2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cisse Spragins, Ph.D. Cell: 612 309 9232 Email: chair@lpmo.org Missouri Libertarian Party to Robin Carnahan: It's a Bit Early to Be Breaking Promises The Missouri LP criticizes Kansas City Public Television and the Carnahan and Blunt Campaigns for excluding the Libertarian candidate, Jonathan Dine, from its October 14th US Senate Debate...
A Job is Not a Job is Not a Job... (10/04/10)
To those who STILL think that a casino and legalized gambling is the answer to a faltering and crumbling downtown, I offer facts and solid reasoning. I understand that facts and solid reason makes many people uneasy, so I offer a disclaimer: If you are easily upset by factual evidence at the expense of your opinion-based beliefs, do not read any further. ...
Vandeven Earns Endorsement from Boston Tea Party (10/02/10)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 1, 2010 Rick Vandeven -- Libertarian Party Candidate for US House 8th District Missouri, Wins Endorsement from the Boston Tea Party CHAFFEE, MO -- The campaign to elect Rick Vandeven, the Libertarian Party candidate for MO 8th Representative, is pleased to announce an endorsement by the Boston Tea Party National Convention...
Casino Will Create New Jobs & More Revenue (10/01/10)
I continue to read stories and speak out opinions from people who are opposed to the casino on the basis of morality as well as those who think that small businesses will go under because of it. To all of these people I say, please look at the BIG PICTURE!...
CASA Seeks Volunteers (10/01/10)
CASA volunteers are everyday heroes who have the power to change children's lives. Each year, more than half--a-million abused and neglected children are removed from their homes and enter the court system as victims of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. These children need a voice! CASA volunteers make a difference in a child's life through their advocacy on behalf of children...
Casinos Will Rearrange Jobs (09/30/10)
During a recent visit to several commercial establishments in Cape Girardeau, I noticed that business was slow. At the coffee shop the clerk told me several times that business was down and the owners are not sure how many more months they can tolerate the losses...
Robin Carnahan's New TV Ad: "Potatoes" (09/30/10)
Today, Robin Carnahan's Senate campaign released a new television ad titled, "Potatoes." (http://www.robincarnahan.com/potatoes) The new ad is the latest in the story of how Congressman Blunt has left Missouri behind and become the very worst of Washington. ...
Casinos and Common Sense (09/30/10)
Our city is at a crossroads. The well-being of its' citizens are in the balance. The tension is palpable in certain places and circles; and the stakes are higher than most people wish to believe. To phrase it so dramatically lends one to think of the lead-in for an investigative television report on some greedy, multi-national evil empire, but what I'm talking about is whether or not a casino is good for downtown, and the rest of the city of Cape...
"First Responders for Robin" Launches (09/29/10)
Today, Robin Carnahan's campaign launched First Responders for Robin (www.robincarnahan.com/firstresponders) to bring together Missourians who share her commitment to the people who protect us every day. The group is co-chaired by Missouri first responders: Kevin Ahlbrand, President of Missouri Fraternal Order of Police; Tony Kelley, President of Missouri State Council of Firefighters; Jennifer Stuhlman, St. ...
Mr. Sowers Goes to Hollywood (09/29/10)
As Jo Ann Emerson joined supporters last Tuesday in Dexter at the Stoddard County Fair Parade, Variety.com's Wilshire and Washington Blog reports Tommy Sowers was jetting off to raise yet more money from some of his biggest supporters: liberal-elites in Hollywood...
Emerson Serves Pork to Lobbyists at DC Fundraiser (09/29/10)
At 5:30 PM today Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson is scheduled to hold a "Missouri Barbeque" fundraiser at a location registered to a lobbying firm in Washington, DC. The minimum contribution to have barbeque with Congresswoman Emerson is $1,000. The invitation to the fundraiser can be found here: http://politicalpartytime.org/party/23366/#invite...
Jackson's "VonAmp" ROCKS Webster Hall (NYC) (09/28/10)
A Jackson, Missouri band, VonAmp, will be performing at the historic Webster Hall in the East Village of New York City on October 9th, 2010. The concert will be held in the portion of Webster Hall called "The Studio" which carries on the legacy of the 1950s and 60s when Webster Hall became the live recording home of RCA Records, and where legends such as Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and Bob Dylan made rock and roll history...
Poverty Line (09/22/10)
Here is a letter I sent this morning to Shelley Keeney, Jo Ann Emerson, Tommy Sowers, and the White House. Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 11:57 AM To: mskeeney@hotmail.com Subject: poverty line I am a Bollinger County resident and I need to share with you the state of economy in our county. ...
HDSA Celebrates Down Syndrome Awareness Month (09/22/10)
October is nationally recognized as Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Over 400,000 people are living with Down syndrome in the United States, and many others' lives are touched by this relatively common genetic disorder. Yet, many myths, misunderstandings, and much misinformation still exist, which may contribute to unfortunate stereotyping. ...
Robin Carnahan holds Lobbyist Fundraiser (09/21/10)
After criticizing her opponent for lobbyist donations, Robin Carnahan held a big lobbyist fundraiser in Washington, DC today. Lobbyists attending include many from the insurance, financial and telecommunications industry. A large DC lawyer firm is sponsoring the fund-raiser which is no surprise as Carnahan receives more than 2 times as much campaign money from lawyers than does her opponent Roy Blunt...
Cong. Blunt Called To Return Gill Contributions (09/21/10)
As another one of Congressman Blunt's Friends Heads to Prison, Will He Return the Contributions? Today the Robin Carnahan campaign is calling on Congressman Blunt to return the $15,000 he has received from convicted felon Gladwin Gill. Gill pleaded guilty and was sentenced to prison on money laundering charges after funneling money through other donors to skirt campaign finance laws...
Robin Carnahan Campaign Stands Up To Fox News (09/20/10)
Today, Robin Carnahan's Senate campaign filed a motion to expedite to resolve Fox News' unnecessary lawsuit as quickly as possible. Fox News has sought to prevent Missourians from watching a clip of an interview in which its own Chris Wallace questions Congressman Blunt about the secret provision he slipped into a Homeland Security bill for tobacco giant Philip Morris and his ties to convicted felon lobbyist Jack Abramoff. ...
Memory Walk (09/20/10)
Members of Southeast Missouri Hospital's team gather for a group photo prior to the start of the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk on Saturday, Sept. 18, at Cape County Park North. Southeast's team listed 112 participants for the fund-raising event, the largest team registered in the 14-year history of the Memory Walk in Cape County...
Freedom Inc. Endorses Robin Carnahan for Senate (09/20/10)
Freedom Inc. endorsed Robin Carnahan and her candidacy for the U.S. Senate citing her strong record of standing up for Missouri middle class families and businesses. Since 1962, Freedom Inc. has dedicated itself to fighting for equality and justice in the Kansas City community fighting for the needs of local residents...
Support Our Troops Food Drive (09/17/10)
US Bank is proud to support our men and women in the armed forces. In recognition of our U.S. troops overseas, local US Bank branches will serve as a collection site for donated items which will be sent to our soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan. Collection Dates are September 1 - October 15. ...
Carnahan Campaign Kicks off "Veterans for Robin" (09/16/10)
Growing Group of Missouri Veterans Join Robin's Team to Stand Up for Our Men and Women in Uniform Today, Robin Carnahan's campaign launched Veterans for Robin to bring together Missourians who share her commitment to honoring our veterans. The group is co-chaired by veterans from across the state: Jim Adams, Vernon County; Melissa Thee, Buchanan County; Emmett Fairfax, Pettis County; Phillip Boyd, St. Louis County; Jack Hembree, Greene County; and Jerry Howard, Stoddard County...
Meet and greet fish fry with Republican candidate (09/16/10)
Republican candidate for Cape Girardeau County Recorder of Deeds Scott R. Clark will host a public meet-and-greet fish fry on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Cape Girardeau County Park North, Shelter No. 8. Cape County residents are invited to attend this free event to meet Clark, other Republican candidates and current Republican officeholders, including Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson; enjoy great food, and learn more about the Recorder of Deeds office...
Nature Center connects people with the land (09/15/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Caving, hunting dogs and puppet shows will all be part of the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center's "Connecting People With the Land" event Saturday, Sep. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. According to Nature Center Manager, Sara Turner, the event is a celebration of National Archeology Month and National Hunting & Fishing Month...
Guard trains with SEMO first responders (09/15/10)
The Missouri National Guard's 7th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team spent last week training with first responders in southeast Missouri. The mission of the 22-person team made up of Missouri Army and Air National Guardsmen is to support civil authorities at a domestic chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives incident site by identifying hazardous substances, assessing current and projected consequences, advising on response measures and assisting with appropriate requests for additional state, regional and national support. ...
"Best Little Fair" Continues to Expand (09/13/10)
Known for years as "The Best Little Fair in the Land", the East Perry Community Fair in Altenburg continues to expand its facilities and relocate venues to better accommodate the large crowds that attend the event. The fair will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 24 and 25. ...
Robin Carnahan's new TV ad: "Clean Up the House" (09/10/10)
The Story of Congressman Blunt's 14-Year Record of Corruption in Washington Continues to Unravel Today, Robin Carnahan's Senate campaign released a new television ad titled "Clean Up the House." The new ad is the latest in mounting evidence against Congressman Blunt - now from Fox News host Chris Wallace - on his 14-year record of corruption in Washington. In the ad, Wallace cites some of Congressman Blunt's most infamous acts of corruption in Washington including:...
Robin Carnahan Corruption Exposed (09/09/10)
Robin Carnahan, Missouri's highest ranking election official, has ignored major voter fraud in Missouri elections to please her political supporters. (I) - For 3 years the US Justice department has pursued a case against Missouri for failing to clean up it's voter rolls. ...
ESGR to Honor Local Businesses and Organizations (09/09/10)
The U.S. Department of Defense agency, Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), will host an appreciation luncheon to honor Cape Girardeau area businesses and organizations that employ National Guard and Reserve personnel. This special event, referred by ESGR as "Lunch With the Boss", will be held at 11 AM, September 22, at the Drury Lodge in Cape. ...
Sowers for Congress Launches Veterans for Sowers (09/09/10)
On Friday, September 10, veterans around the 8th District will launch Veterans for Sowers, a group dedicated to helping elect Tommy Sowers. Organized by veterans around the district, this group will hold their official kickoff on Friday, September 10th by canvassing for Tommy Sowers in Kennett, Houston and West Plains. Additional events will take place next week in Poplar Bluff and Perryville. Gene Cherry, lead organizer for Veterans for Sowers, commented:...
Troubling Look Into Blunt's Time in Washington (09/09/10)
First in Series of Releases to Keep Congressman Blunt Honest About His Record of Corruption in Washington St. Louis, MO - This week, new reports in Missouri newspapers are raising even more questions after Congressman Blunt tried to dodge the truth about his relationship with convicted felon and super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Starting today, the Carnahan campaign is issuing a series of releases to keep Congressman Blunt honest about his record of corruption in Washington...
Robin Kicks Off "Small Businesses for Robin" (09/08/10)
Missouri Small Business Owners tell Fellow Missourians Why They Support Robin on New Webpage HERE: www.robincarnahan.com/smallbusiness Today, Robin Carnahan's campaign launched Small Business Owners for Robin to bring together Missourians who share her commitment to getting our economy back on track and creating jobs in Missouri. ...
Congressman Blunt Sticks It To Seniors (09/07/10)
New Video Reminds Missourians of Blunt's Dismal Record of Sticking it to Missouri Seniors, Watch the Video HERE: http://www.robincarnahan.com/medicare Today, the Robin Carnahan campaign released a new video highlighting Congressman Blunt's record of sticking it to Missouri seniors. ...
September is Hunger Action Month. (09/03/10)
Southeast Missouri Food Bank is part of a national movement to raise awareness and take action to fight hunger in America. Southeast Missouri Food Bank is focusing their awareness effort on child hunger in Southeast Missouri. Many children who receive free or reduced priced school meals are left without adequate nutrition on the weekends. ...
Congressman Blunt's Friends Ads Are Pulled (09/02/10)
Missouri media outlets have pulled two misleading attack ads against Robin Carnahan being aired by Congressman Blunt's corporate special interest allies. This weekend, a Missouri network including 77 radio stations pulled a false attack ad being run by Americans for Job Security -- a group with a long history of campaign related citations and violations. [Anchorage Daily News, 8/17/08; FEC.gov]...
Ospreys in the Night (09/02/10)
Cape Girardeau Regional Airport recently served as a refueling station for a couple of very unusual military aircraft. Two Bell/Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor transports had notified us of their intentions to refuel at KCGI on their way from Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, New Mexico to Andrews Air Force Base in Washington D.C. They arrived at around 5:00am, with their green rotor-tip lights forming eerie green dual halos over each aircraft as they approached in the darkness...
Missourian SELECTED as AMVETS 2010-2011 NATIONAL COMMANDER (09/01/10)
Missourian SELECTED as AMVETS 2010-2011 NATIONAL COMMANDER At 66th national convention in Louisville, AMVETS members from across the country select Army and Navy veteran Jerry Hotop to lead organization LANHAM, Md., Aug. 30, 2010--At the recent 66th annual AMVETS National Convention in Louisville, Ky., U.S. ...
Empowerment Zone Celebrates 11 Years of Success (08/30/10)
The Southernmost Illinois Delta Empowerment Zone (SIDEZ) is hosting an 11 Year Celebration at Shawnee Community College on September 16, 2010. The festivities will begin at 5:30 PM in the Atrium with displays featuring projects completed by organizations as a result of the empowerment zone. Light refreshments will be served...
Emerson, Local GOP Officials Dedicate Headquarters (08/30/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- With the election a little over two months away, members of the Cape Girardeau Republican Central Committee hosted more than 140 people for barbecue and refreshments on Sunday to dedicate the Committee's headquarters located in the heart of downtown Cape Girardeau...
Parker predicts another Emerson win (08/30/10)
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, "We don't need bigger government; we need government to get out of the way." Just words..... Emerson voted for 700 BILLION DOLLAR BANK BAILOUT and; CAFTA, that destroyed our jobs and Manufacturing base. 410 Billion dollar Omnibus Bill with over 9,000 EARMARKS including one of hers for 3 million to support the Emerson Hunger Center that is all about wealth redistribution that has cost us Billions...
Robin Carnahan Kicks Off "Educators for Robin" (08/26/10)
Growing Group of Missouri Educators Join Robin's Team for her Commitment to Supporting Students and Educators Today, Robin Carnahan's campaign launched Educators for Robin to bring together Missouri educators who share her commitment to fix what's broken in Washington and put Missouri families first. ...
Big Oil Blunt Goes to His Base (in Texas) (08/26/10)
Texas Consultant Admits Blunt Isn't Working For Missouri, Says "He Votes for Us" Today, Congressman Blunt is back to business as usual -- rubbing elbows with the corporate special interests that are funding his campaign. Congressman Blunt is no stranger to the Big Oil crowd -- he has voted to have their back at every twist and turn and taken over $1 million from Big Oil and energy interests during his 14 years in Washington -- including a nearly $20,000 haul from ExxonMobil executives in May and June of this year [Center for Responsive Politics; FEC.gov].. ...
Come to the "Remember the Dream" Rally Saturday (08/26/10)
To coincide with the 47th anniversary of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, local tea party members will hold a "Remember the Dream" rally Saturday. The patriotic rally will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, August 28, at Cape County Park North, shelter No. 5. Choir performances and inspirational speeches by members of the local community are planned. Event is open to all; please attend...
Student poet takes fifth place in nation (08/23/10)
For the first time, a Missouri student poet has placed at the national level in the senior division in the Manningham Trust Student Poetry Contest. Sarah Garner, a 12th grade student at Cape Central High School, placed 5th for her poem "Wind." Previously, three Missouri student poems received honorable mention. ...
Tommy Sowers for Congress - Cape Girardeau opening (08/23/10)
Over 80 supporters, including Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, came out to celebrate the grand opening of the Tommy Sowers for Congress headquarters in Cape Girardeau on Sunday afternoon. These supporters, both young and old and representing three counties, joined Tommy Sowers for a ribbon cutting ceremony and a campaign update...
Congressman Blunt Fails to Stand Up to Wall St. (08/17/10)
Congressman Blunt Concedes That He Has Failed To Stand Up Against Wall Street During His 14-Year Washington Record Congressman Blunt Digs Back 20 Years to Find Evidence of Standing Up for Missourians "Long Ago" is not the same as "A Long Record" After weeks of trying to rewrite his record when it comes to being a key architect of the $700 billion Wall Street bailout, today Congressman Blunt released a new ad where he tried out a new Wall Street talking point. ...