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Saturday, July 26, 2014
Community stories

4-H members achieve 10,000-hour hunger service goal, keep going (07/25/14)
4-H members across Missouri contributed over 10,500 hours of service to fighting hunger in their communities last year. 4-H clubs and individual youth organized food drives, planted community gardens, hosted dinners, made public presentations, and promoted the Invest an Acre program as part of a yearlong 4-H campaign to find solutions to hunger through service...
Fish/Chicken Fry Friday, July 25, Maple UMC, (07/24/14)
Maple UMC's United Methodist Men will host an all-you-can-eat Fish/Chicken Fry, Friday, July 25, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The dinner will be held in the fully handicapped church Fellowship Hall, corner of Cape Rock and Jean Ann Drive. The menu will include fish, chicken, hushpuppies, slaw, fries, drinks and home made desserts. Price is $10 and children under 12 are free...
Bollinger County Hwy 51/34 Yard Sales (07/23/14)
Come join the fun! Take a pleasant drive in the country and explore the Bollinger County Community Wide "Garage/Yard Sales" on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Shop sales at various locations on the Highway 51/34 routes and in surrounding towns. Businesses and residential sales, multiple family sales, and sales in the Marble Hill parks...
Cape Girardeau Roller Girls Take Win Against COMO : 199 - 94 (07/23/14)
This past weekend (July12th 2014) CGRG took home a phenomenal win against the Como Derby Dames. Miss Missouri (Erin Fluegge-Woolfe) made a guest appearance, and was given the honor of beginning the bout; blasting the whistle, and starting the Jam. Queen Cobra scored an impressive seventeen point jam in the first half, taking an early lead. ...
16th Annual RSVP/VIC Golf Tournament (07/22/14)
The 16th Annual Retired Senior Volunteer Program/Volunteer Intergenerational Center Golf Tournament was held on Friday, July 18 at noon at the Cape Girardeau Jaycees Golf Course. The team of the Chaffee Banking Center (Bank of Advance) -- Ken Davie, Amy Blattel, Gerald Blattel and Jon MacClellan won Flight A-First Place with a score of 56. ...
Gaither soloist to appear at Maple UMC Sunday, July 20 (07/17/14)
Ann Downing, a popular soloist on the Gaither Homecoming Video Series, will appear in Cape Girardeau, at Maple United Methodist Church, corner of Cape Rock and Jean Ann Drive, Sunday, July 20. The concert is scheduled to begin at 10:15 a.m. Ann's career as a successful Christian recording artist has taken her from childhood on the family cotton farm in Mississippi to many of the nation's largest venues including Carnegie Hall, the crystal Cathedral and the Billy Graham Crusade in Nashville...
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3838 welcomes home 955th Engineer Co 3rd Platoon (07/16/14)
VFW Post 3838 will be welcoming home 955th Engineer 3rd Platoon from Afghanistan Friday July 18th at 6 a.m. There are 12 soldiers who were formerly based here in Cape Girardeau but are now based out of Ft Leonard Wood. We would like to have as many people as possible come out to welcome these brave men and women home and thank their families for their sacrifices as well...
Jackson youth football places second at Show Me Games (07/15/14)
The Jackson Junior Indians 2020 youth football team recently competed in the Missouri State Show Me Games placing second in the 12 and under division. The team has played together since 2010 competing against teams around the State and also playing in the youth national tournament in Knoxville, TN...
Places to play in Bollinger County (07/15/14)
As the weather heats up more people will be looking for things to do outdoors. Bollinger County boasts several wonderful outdoor hot spots. The You can spend a day at Barks Plantation and Campground in Glen Allen for that weekend get-away. Enjoy a picnic, primitive camping or RV lot with water, electric and sewer hookups, a children's play area, or just relax and enjoy nature in a roomy, clean, quiet atmosphere with occasional entertainment and constant relaxation...
Jungle Safari vacation Bible school (07/15/14)
Jungle Safari, where Kids Explore the Nature of God! Join us at Mount Auburn Christian Church on July 21-24 for some WILD summer fun! A FREE hot meal will be served for everyone at 5:30 pm with Vacation Bible School beginning at 6:00 pm for children aged 3 years to High School. Bible School will end at 8:30 pm. A FREE pool party will be held for Bible School participants on Saturday, July 26. For more information call the church office at 573-803-2050...
Heartland Nationals 8U State Champs (07/14/14)
The 8U Heartland National All-Star team consisting of players from the 8U Babe Ruth teams of the Benton, Chaffee, Delta, Kelso, and Oran went to the Babe Ruth State Tournament held in Sikeston, MO during the weekend of July 11th-13th. The Heartland Nationals team led by coaches, Meredith Scherer, Brittany Huffman, Ginger Hanselman, and Jamie Essner played their first game during pool play on Friday, July 11th against the Sikeston Allstars. ...
Cape County Tea Party Monthly Meeting - Candidate Forum (07/14/14)
CAPE COUNTY TEA PARTY MONTHLY MEETING On July 15th, 2014 at 6:30pm, the Cape County Tea Party (CCTP) will hold its open monthly meeting at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The meeting is called the Third Tuesday Tea Time and is held on the Third Tuesday of each month to continue the work to complete our Mission as stated below...
Jackson High School Student heads to Wyoming for National Finals Rodeo (07/10/14)
Erin Mantz, a senior at Jackson High School has earned a position on the Illinois National High School rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Rock Springs, Wyoming July 13-19 to compete at the 66th annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the barrel racing competition...
Are you paying too little in taxes? (07/10/14)
PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER No MO Tax Are You Paying Too Little In Taxes? Missouri legislators and another group in Cape Girardeau County believe you need to pay more. They want you to vote to give them more of your hard-earned money at the next election in August. Are you paying too little in taxes?...
Southeast Hospital Opens New Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (07/09/14)
Southeast Hospital ushered in a new era in neonatal care on Tuesday, July 8, moving five babies into the new, family-centered Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The eight-suite unit replaces an older facility. The new unit consists of single-family suites, creating private areas for families to bond with their babies. The well-baby nursery and family waiting room also were renovated as part of the project...
Eagle Scout Project benefits Hope Children's Home (07/08/14)
Austin Birk completed his Eagle Scout project and collected 580 pounds of food for Hope Children's Home. He built a canned goods dispenser and toy kitchen also. Thank you to the community for generously supporting the canned food drive. Thank you to Pocahontas Lumber for donating supplies. Thank you to Roy's Tire, Elite Travel, MedAssets and St Paul Lutheran Church for serving as collection sites...
Teetering 4 Tots (07/08/14)
The Jackson Kiwanis Club unveiled its "Teetering for Tots" project at the July 4th Centennial Celebration in Jackson Park. Teen Challenge of Mid America crafted and donated a beautiful wooden Teeter-Totter that was used to draw attention to the Kiwanis International project, The Eliminate Project. ...
'A Bench in the Sun' opens this Thursday (07/07/14)
After many weeks of rehearsals opening night is this coming Thursday, July 10 for River City Players second show of the season, "A Bench in the Sun." The play was written by Ron Clarke and is being directed by Brenda Ferguson. The stars of the production are Lloyd Williams, Claudette Hency, Larry Reiminger, and Susie Ryan. ...
New Salem United Methodist Women (07/06/14)
President, Shirley Grebe called the July 2, 2014 meeting to order in the home of Goldie Hobeck by all repeating the UMW Pledge. Thirteen members answered roll call by telling their ages. Eight Shut-In and Sick calls were reported for the month of June ...
Attention All Patriots: The Bollinger County Veterans Memorial needs your help. (07/06/14)
Attention all patriots: No doubt many of you have noticed the great progress and good work that the folks on the Bollinger County Veterans Memorial have accomplished over the past year but in order to complete the next phase of the project $18,000 is needed...
Warriors of Hope Team Raises $17,000 for Fight Against Cancer (07/03/14)
Southeast Cancer Center's Warriors of Hope team for Relay for Life raised $17,000 this year for the fight against cancer. Half of the proceeds went to the American Cancer Society and the other half to Southeast's We Can Weekend annual retreat for cancer patients and their families...
Patriotic Block Party at CUPC (07/03/14)
Thank you to all of the great CUPC folks who put on an amazing patriotic block party for our community on Wednesday, July 2. We also thank all of those who attended and helped make this a success. Some of the most popular activities included the dunking booth, the inflatable castle bounce house slide, hockey, bean bag toss, sack races, and face painting. ...
Bollinger County Library summer reading group builds Lego dinosaur (07/02/14)
Today was an exciting and fun filled day at the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History in Marble Hill! The Bollinger County Library Summer Reading group visited and created a Lego dinosaur creation. A great time was had by all! Want to try your hand at creating a big Lego dinosaur? Join us on Friday, July 11 when Ms. ...
Mentoring Medical Dreams: Cape Girardeau Neurosurgeons Offer Unique Internship (07/01/14)
There is no substitute for experience, especially when it comes to the specialized field of neurosurgery. The doctors at Regional Brain & Spine (RBS) recognize this and have created a unique summer internship program that gives talented high school students a hands-on experience and introduction to neurosurgery...
American Cancer Society Receives Donations (07/01/14)
June 30, 2014 (Cape Girardeau, MO) -- Isle® Casino Cape Girardeau recently presented the American Cancer Society a $3000 check from funds raised by employees for Relay for Life. "Our Community Aces volunteer program encourages employees to be active in the communities where we operate," said Lyle Randolph, Isle Casino's general manager. "As part of the program our employees raised funds for Relay and took part in the event held on June 14."...
Meridian Student Planners Launches PRIME - An Online Student Planner App (06/30/14)
Sedalia, MO, June 2014 -- If you are a school looking to achieve a paper-free environment by transitioning from the traditional printed planner to a digital planner solution...there is now an app for that! Meridian Student Planners, a leading provider of quality student planners, has officially launched its new student eplanner, PRIME, for the 2014-2015 school year. ...
131 Children attend Vacation Bible School at Centenary Church (06/27/14)
During the week of June 22 - June 26 131 children came together to Imagine and Build with God at Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. The VBS, led by Deneke' Murphy Director of Children's Ministries at Centenary Church, learned that ordinary things become extraordinary when put in the hands of God. ...
Jackson Middle School receives check for students' high pledge rates to be alcohol-free (06/26/14)
SPRINGFIELD, MO. -- Fifty-six percent of students at Jackson Middle School signed a pledge this spring to not drink alcohol before they turn 21. Safe and Sober, a nonprofit founded in 2004, rewarded Jackson Middle School and its students this week for their participation in the program by giving them a check for $500...
60th Anniversary Celebration (06/26/14)
Rev. Donald and Mary Alice Blaylock celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on June 5, 2014. They celebrated with their children, Sue (Mark) Lukefahr, Perryville, Paula Beldon, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Wesley (Paula) Blaylock, Pevely. The Blaylocks were married at Sedgewickville UMC. One of the many places that they have lived in was the Perryville area. They now live in Jackson, MO...
Scott City R-1 remembers student in safe and sober program, receives check for efforts (06/26/14)
SPRINGFIELD, MO. -- Fifty-three percent of students at Scott City R-1 signed a pledge this spring to not drink alcohol before they turn 21. Safe and Sober, a nonprofit founded in 2004, rewarded Scott City R-1 and its students this week for their participation in the program by giving them a check for $500...
Scott City R-1 remembers student in safe and sober program, receives check for efforts (06/26/14)
SPRINGFIELD, MO. -- Fifty-three percent of students at Scott City R-1 signed a pledge this spring to not drink alcohol before they turn 21. Safe and Sober, a nonprofit founded in 2004, rewarded Scott City R-1 and its students this week for their participation in the program by giving them a check for $500...
Chatters Cafe & Market Chosen Rising Star Business (06/24/14)
The Bollinger County Chamber of Commerce Rising Star Business of the second quarter is Chatter's Cafe & Market, located at 110 Hwy 34W, Chatters has been serving up great food in Bollinger County for a year now. The owner Lena Harris's aunt and uncle owned a store at this location in Glen Allen for 47 years. ...
Patton Junction Services Inc. Named Veteran Business (06/24/14)
The Bollinger County Chamber of Commerce selected Patton Junction Services, Inc. as the Veteran Business of the second quarter. Patton Junction Services, Inc., located at the Junction of Highways 72 and 51, at the Patton Junction is owned by Paul Tlapek and Scott Smith. ...
Physical Therapist Cory Beussink: An Everyday Hero (06/24/14)
Southeast HealthPoint Rehab pediatric physical therapist Cory Beussink was recently named an Everyday Hero! Cory was featured on KFVS News at 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. You can watch a SoutheastHEALTH video of Cory working with one of his patients, 1-year-old Cody Best of Jackson, on our Facebook page...
Cape County Tea Party Monthly Meeting (06/13/14)
PRESS RELEASE CAPE COUNTY TEA PARTY MONTHLY MEETING On June 17th, 2014 at 6:30pm, the Cape County Tea Party (CCTP) will hold its open monthly meeting at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The meeting is called the Third Tuesday Tea Time and is held on the Third Tuesday of each month to continue the work to complete our Mission as stated below...
Prairie Farms Set to Donate 500 Gallons of Milk to SE Missouri Foodbank (06/13/14)
It's June Dairy Month, and Prairie Farms is Pouring It On in a big way by giving back to the communities where their farm families and employees live and work. This means helping families in need by donating over 10,000 gallons of milk to local food banks and giving away hundreds of amazing dairy-packed prize packages that give winners a chance to give back to their favorite Our Caps, Your Cause charities. A win-win for everyone!...
New Salem United Methodist Women's Unit meets (06/12/14)
The New Salem United Methodist Women's group of Daisy MO met June 4, 2014 at the Bayou Grill with 11 members present for their joint birthday celebration. After lunch, Shirley Grebe, president, called a short meeting to order. The UMW will serve refreshments for Vacation Bible School July 7-11...
ESI Celebrates 30 Years in Business in Southeast Missouri (06/11/14)
Esi.comm has been offering security, telecommunications and networking products and services to the Southeast Missouri area since 1984. Celebrating 30 years in business, ESI is known for its customer service and dedication to customer satisfaction...
Keep the Republic (06/10/14)
What are you doing to Keep The Republic? Do you feel like we're losing the Republic? Our schools (yes, Jackson AND Cape) are teaching our children that we are a Constitutional Democracy. Are we a Constitutional Democracy? I challenge you to find the word democracy in the Constitution. What are you going to do about that?...
Children Helping Children (06/09/14)
For over a year now, the children of Maple United Methodist Church have been learning to put their faith in action. Currently, they are "going global" by joining with Methodists everywhere to collect money to buy treated nets for children's beds in Africa. ...
Unique opportunity for local moms (06/08/14)
Women from Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Perryville and Marble Hill offered a free unique adventure. The Beef Check off, in conjunction with the American National CattleWomen, the Missouri CattleWomen and Besher Farms in Patton are offering a unique opportunity for a limited number of women in the area on Wednesday, June 18. ...
Christian Comedian Bob Smiley in Concert (06/07/14)
Christian Comedian Bob Smiley (www.BobSmiley.com) will be coming to CrossRoads Fellowship Church in Jackson, MO. Bob is one of the two most highly sought out comedians in world of Christian or Clean Comedy. Currently on tour with Tim Hawkins (www.youtube.com/TimHawkins), he has also toured with bands such as Third Day, Mercy ME, The News Boys and countless others. ...
Groundbreaking (06/06/14)
Groundbreaking for new building that will be located at 1516 State Highway W in Oran, Missouri
Class of 2014 honored at PHS Profiles in Excellence (06/04/14)
The annual Profiles In Excellence banquet at Perryville High School recognizes the efforts of graduating seniors. School and department awards are announced, as well as scholarships. The PHS Class of 2014's valedictorian was Jaret Kluender and salutatorian was Alexis Weisbrod...
Student honored at PHS (06/04/14)
Department awards were announced on the last day of school for Perryville High School students in grades 9-11. Business education awards went to Daria Thompson in Accounting 1, Mollie Kluender and Emma Nelson in Personal Finance, and Garrett Johnson in Business Basics...
Students gain financial literacy (06/03/14)
Eighth graders at Perry County Middle School have completed a unit on financial literacy, with help from local experts. "We spent three weeks working on personal finance topics: checkbooks, paying bills, buying a house and cars, etc., said math teacher Karen Krieger. ...
Kids eat free at District 32 during summer school (06/03/14)
Parents planning summer activities for children are reminded to add breakfast and lunch at Perry County School District 32 to their itineraries. "The district operates a free food service program through grant funding from the Department of Health and Senior Services," said Assistant Superintendent Russell Leek. "One of the benefits of the program is that any school-aged child (ages 5-18) can receive a free breakfast or lunch on days that summer school is in session...
Child Development Associates Class graduates (06/03/14)
The Educare Program's Child Development Associates Class held its graduation on May 20, 2014, at the Cape Public School Administration Building. The CDA class is a national credential from the Council for Professional Recognition, headquartered in Washington, D.C...
There will be local peaches in southern Illinois! (06/03/14)
Alto Pass, IL; June 2, 2014 - There will be local peaches in southern Illinois! Despite a long hard winter, Union County, Illinois, peach growers are expecting a nice peach crop this season...
Illinois Chapter Trail of Tears Association (06/02/14)
Illinois Chapter Trail of Tears Association Meeting The Illinois Chapter Trail of Tears Association will have its Spring general membership meeting and program on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Ft. Massac State Park meeting center at Metropolis, Illinois. This meeting begins at 10:00 AM and is open to the public. Those seeking more information on the Trail of Tears and activities of the Illinois Chapter Trail of Tears Association are encouraged to attend...
16th Annual RSVP/VIC Golf Tournament (06/02/14)
Got your golf clubs ready? The Retired Senior Volunteer Program/Volunteer Intergenerational Center invite golfers to their 16th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Cape Jaycees Golf Course in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Golfers who participate will win the satisfaction of helping a charitable organization because the proceeds from this tournament will benefit the RSVP/VIC Program and the many services its volunteers provide throughout Cape Girardeau and Scott Counties. ...
Former SEMO student receives award (06/02/14)
Dr. Michael Moeder, formerly of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, recently received the Fulton School of Liberal Arts award for excellence in teaching at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland. Moeder has been a member of the Communication Arts department at Salisbury University since 2001 and teaches courses in mass media analysis and broadcast writing. ...
All Write Now Writers Conference (05/31/14)
NEWS RELEASE The first annual All Write Now! Conference, co-sponsored by Southeast Missouri Writers' Guild and Heartland Writers Guild will be Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Cape Girardeau Library, 711 North Clark Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, from 9:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m...
Schirmer signs with Fontbonne University (05/30/14)
Colin Schirmer, a senior at PHS, will play basketball at Fontbonne University next year. He is seated with his parents Tina (left) and Kenny Schirmer of Altenburg. Back -- Perryville High School athletic director Jeff Steffens and head boys' basketball coach Justin Dreyer. At PHS, Schirmer was a starting center for the Pirates, and is a member of National Honor Society...
PES students earn Presidential Achievement Award (05/30/14)
Thirty Perryville Elementary School fourth graders were surprised Thursday by a special ceremony in their honor, where they were presented with the Presidential Academic Achievement Award. To be eligible for this award, a student must have earned a 90 percent or higher in each subject during fourth grade and scored proficient in English and Math during third grade MAP testing...
"Blend," to perform at Maple UMC Sunday, June 1st (05/29/14)
In the spring of 2005, a young male quartet from Southern Illinois began their musical journey of performing 50s and 60s music A Cappella style, interspersed with gospel songs. Through the years, "Blend" has continued to represent the music of the 50s and 60s while keeping their focus on God...
Free Seminar: Hip Replacement Surgery (05/29/14)
Have hip pain? Anterior hip replacement surgery is a Simpler Solution. Learn more at this seminar on Tuesdays, June 10 and 17, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The first session will be held at HealthPoint -- Cape; the second at the Dexter, Mo., Chamber of Commerce...
New Salem United Methodist Women's Unit (05/27/14)
Shirley Grebe, President, called the meeting to order on May 7, 2014 by leading 11 members and 1 visitor in the unit pledge. There were 11 Sick/Shut-in calls for the month of April. Joyce Brewer led prayer for a missionary from the Mission Prayer Calendar...
Fish/Chicken Fry at Maple UMC Friday, May 30 (05/27/14)
The Maple United Methodist Men will host an All You Can Eat Fish/Chicken Fry Friday, May 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Maple UMC. The dinner will feature fish, chicken, hushpuppies, slaw, fries, drinks and homemade desserts. Price is $10 for adults and children under 12 free...
Gabriel Gonzalez donates money raised to United Way (05/27/14)
Gabriel Gonzalez presents a check for $356.10 to Nancy Jernigan, Executive Director of the United Way. Gonzalez, who typically uses a wheelchair or a cane, collects money for United Way each year before walking 1 mile of the KFVS12 5K/12K.
Benton Raceway Park (05/26/14)
Benton Raceway Park in Benton Mo. is under NEW MANAGEMENT and racing is underway for the 2014 racing year. We have right now 7 classes of cars to be ran encluding Sprits. We are running every Friday night. Gates open at 5pm races start at 7pm. admissison is 12.00 for the stands. Check out our NEW website for all the rulles and other classes. www.bentonracewaypark.com Come help us make this another GREAT year of racing !! Good clean fun for all the family, great food for all !!...
Woof Stock (05/26/14)
cup 'n cork is hosting the 2nd Annual Woof Stock Celebration. Located at 46 N. Main, the festivities begin at 12 noon, just after the Downtown Farmers Market. From 12 noon to 4 pm there will be live music with local musicians and Yappy Hour. cup 'n cork will donate 10% of proceeds to the Humane Society. An event appropriate for all family members, including well behaved and leashed fur children!...
Bollinger County Chamber Veteran Business of the First Quarter (05/24/14)
The Chamber Veteran Business of the first quarter is Castor River Park; located fourteen miles southwest of Marble Hill, MO on Highway 34 and then take a left on Y-Highway after one-half mile! Castor River Park was purchased in November, 2010 by Kyle McDowell who also owns McDowell South RV Sales in Jackson, MO. ...
Jack Lake to attend Fontbonne University (05/23/14)
Jack Lake, recent graduate of Saxony Lutheran High School, has been awarded the Dean's Competitive Scholarship to attend Fontbonne University in St. Louis. Jack has decided to play basketball for the Griffins under new head Coach Anthony "Butch" Hall, former point guard for Southeast Missouri State University...
Cape Central's Taylor Welker signs letter of intent with Central Methodist (05/23/14)
Taylor Welker's soccer skills will pay off next year when she enrolls for classes at Central Methodist University on a soccer scholarship! Pictured sitting with Taylor are her parents, Adam and Tonya South. Standing, left to right, are CHS Head Soccer Coach Dan Martin and Athletic Director Lance Tollison. ...
GWRRA Promotes Motorcycle Awareness At I-55 Rest Stops (05/23/14)
Once again, the Goldwing Road Riders Association (GWRRA), Chapter I of Jackson, Missouri will host a free coffee break at the I-55 rest stops between Oak Ridge and Fruitland this Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday, chapter members will be out in force at the southbound I-55 rest stop beginning at 6:00 a.m. ...
Faith Family Freedom Day in Marble Hill MO (05/21/14)
3rd annual Faith Family & Freedom Day at Magnolia Park in Marble Hill on saturday Aug 2, 9am-?? ..A day of FREE gospel singing from local groups and the Lesters from st Louis be take the stage at 2pm for a FREE concert..Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the day.. Vendors-games-something for the entire family...For booth space please call 573-238-1041...
Milestone for local woman (05/19/14)
A milestone was celebrated for Tillie Boswell on May 17, 2014. She turned 90 years young! An Art Song recital was held at Old St. Vincent's Church in Cape Girardeau. Her grandson, Aaron Schnurbusch, sang while being accompanied by Matt Yount. The celebration continued with an open house at her daughter's house, Linda Reutzel. ...
Oak Ridge teen donates hair in memory of young friend (05/17/14)
Bailey Seabaugh, 14 of Daisy Mo is a student and Cadet Girl Scout in troop 64049 at Oak Ridge Schools. After allowing her hair to grow for over 2 years she recently went to Great Clips in Cape Girardeau where Vanna cut over 10 inches of her hair. Bailey is donating the 2 tresses to Locks of Love in memory of Abby Jensen formerly of Oak Ridge who passed away at the age of 5 from DIPG a form of pediatric brain tumor...
Cape County Tea Party Monthly Meeting (05/16/14)
PRESS RELEASE CAPE COUNTY TEA PARTY MONTHLY MEETING On May 20th, 2014 at 6:30pm, the Cape County Tea Party (CCTP) will hold its open monthly meeting at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The meeting is called the Third Tuesday Tea Time and is held on the Third Tuesday of each month to continue the work to complete our Mission as stated below...
Missouri House Honors Westminster College Fraternity for National Awards (05/14/14)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tommy Bohnert Chapter President Phone: 314-471-4460 Missouri House Honors Kappa Alpha Order from Westminster College JEFFERSON CITY, MO- The Missouri House of Representatives recognized the Alpha Eta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order from Westminster College with an official resolution on Wednesday for their national accomplishments and impact in the community...
Authors' reading (05/12/14)
If you enjoy hearing writers read from their work, the Cape River Heritage Museum at 538 Independence is sponsoring such an event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16. I'll be reading from my novel, "The Byrds of Victory," along with Bill and Sharon Hopkins, Carl Armstrong, Bonnie Stepenoff, John and Carol Fisher and Pat Nelson...
FBLA attended 2014 Missouri FBLA Leadership Conference (05/08/14)
Members of the Cape Central Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter recently attended the 2014 Missouri FBLA Leadership Conference held on April 13th, 14th, and 15th in Columbia, Missouri. FBLA is a career and technical student organization for all high school students participating in business programs. ...
Governor at Port Cape's Yacht Club (05/08/14)
A group of hip hop and rap artists from Kentucky and Southeast Missouri will be performing at Port Cape's Yacht Club Saturday, May 24th. $5 cover for 21 and older with an ID, dress code. Food and drink specials. Presented by Lynn & Associates, LLC...
Actress Spotlight/ Actress on the Rise (05/06/14)
Former Missouri resident, Natasha Laws Mick is set to act in a variety of films and television productions this year. One of which will be the film Abattage Angels filming in St. Louis Missouri, by writer and director James Featherston and writer Ryan Tolleson. ...
TNT Fitness's New Nutrition and Exercise Program (05/06/14)
TNT Fitness is offering a new easy to follow exercise and nutrition program called "The TakeDown Challenge". This is a 28 Day support and supervised program that is made for men and women from the ages of 18-80 who want to lose weight, quickly, safely, and permanently...
Montgomery Bank Donates $10,000 to the March of Dimes (05/05/14)
The Montgomery Bank March of Dimes team met their 2014 fundraising goal of $10,000! The team recently presented the check to Director, Beth Simmons.
Scout Troop Spruces Up Born Learning Trail (05/05/14)
Cape Girardeau, MO., May 3, 2014 -- As part of the Mayor's "Clean Up Cape Initiative," Girl Scout Troop 71120 repainted the Success By 6 Born Learning Trail at Capaha Park. Troop members and their mothers met to clean the sidewalk trail around the lagoon at Capaha Park. ...
Heise earns FFA Veterinary Proficiency Award (05/05/14)
Beth Heise of Perryville has won the Missouri FFA Veterinary Medicine Entrepreneurship and Placement Combined Proficiency Award at the 86th Missouri FFA Convention. Heise, a senior at Perryville Area Career and Technology Center and Perryville High School, is the daughter of Rick and Jan Heise. She is a member of the Perryville FFA Chapter. Her advisors are Tom Hulshof and William Allison...
PCMS students create Character Quilts (05/05/14)
Perry County Middle School's eighth grade class has created a paper character quilt highlighting the good character qualities each student strives to achieve. The quilt is on display in the eighth grade hallway at PCMS. Teacher Kelly Hotop explained that each student chose character traits important to them. ...
Buchheit highlighted at D32 during Teacher Appreciation Week (05/05/14)
It's Teacher Appreciation Week in America, and Perry County School District 32 is highlighting just a few of its over 200 educators who are making a difference in the lives of children each day. This is Hayley Buchheit's first year teaching kindergarten, but she's been in the classroom for 5 years. Before moving to PES, Buchheit taught preschoolers at District 32's early childhood special education center...
Teacher Appreciation Week Highlight: Richard Conaway (05/05/14)
It's National Teacher Appreciation Week, and Perry County School District 32 is highlighting just a few of its outstanding educators. More than 200 teachers and 100 support staff serve the district's 2,350 students. Since 1984, National PTA has designated the first week in May as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children...
Nationally Recognized Weight Loss Challenge Coming to Southeast Missouri (05/04/14)
TNT Fitness is introducing a 28 day weight loss challenge that guarantees you to lose 5-10% of your body weight. The nationally recognized program, available to various cities in the US and Canada, is known as the TakeDown Challenge. The TakeDown Challenge is a nutritional and exercise program developed by Carlyon and Paul Fetter owners of The Training Spot in Huntington Beach, CA. ...
Saint Francis Auxiliary Donates $125,000 at Luncheon (05/02/14)
The Saint Francis Medical Center Auxiliary presented $125,000 to Marilyn Curtis, Vice President -- Professional Services at Saint Francis Medical Center, at the annual Auxiliary and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on April 22. The donation is the third installment of an $800,000 pledge over four years...
6th Annual Mouse Races for MS (05/01/14)
Join us on Saturday, May 3rd for Cape Girardeau's version of the Kentucky Derby. The 6th Annual Mouse Races for MS will be held at the VFW located at 1049 North Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. The event hosted by Sandy Hoffman of MedAssets will feature 36 mice, competing in six races with the winner of those six races competing in a final race to see which mouse earns the title of "The Fastest Mouse in the Midwest"! All the proceeds from this event will go directly to the Gateway Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and be used to fund important research, programs and services.. ...
Malarie Barnhart Joins 1st Class Travel (05/01/14)
Malarie Barnhart of Jackson, Mo., has joined the 1st Class Travel team as a travel agent. Malarie has a background in marketing and sales, having worked with Withers Broadcasting and Sam's Club. She enjoys being able to combine her love of travel and expertise in customer service to help clients book the trip of their dreams. ...
1st Class Travel Named To Exclusive 500 Club Program for 2014 (05/01/14)
Cape Girardeau, MO --1st Class Travel has achieved Silver status in the exclusive 500 Club Program of The Mark Travel Corporation. Travel agencies within the 500 Club must show expertise in a wide range of travel options, and consistently provide exceptional customer service to their clients. ...
Whitener Inducted Into Phi Beta Kappa (05/01/14)
Jordan Whitener is a 2014 Phi Beta Kappa initiate at Truman State University. Whitener, a senior math and computer science double major of Jackson, Missouri, was among 32 students recently inducted into the Delta of Missouri Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Jordan is the daughter of Dewayne and Carolyn Whitener of Jackson, Missouri...
SoutheastHEALTH Auxiliary Helps Fund Major Renovation of NICU (05/01/14)
SoutheastHEALTH Auxiliary has pledged $50,000 to help fund a major renovation of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Southeast Hospital, including installation of the NICVIEW webcam system. The 8-bed renovation will consist of single family stations, creating private areas for families to bond with their babies. The newborn nursery and family waiting area also are being renovated as part of this project, which is scheduled to be completed in late June...
Local Authors to Hold Book Signing (05/01/14)
Local authors, Catherine Stovall and Samantha Ketteman, will host book signings at three locations throughout Southern Illinois on May 17, 2014. The book tour will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. Ketteman and Stovall will be appearing at Latta Java in Marion, IL from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., The Buzz in Benton, IL from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m, and Dogwood Ridge, in West Frankfort, IL from 2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m...
Hospice Orientation Classes Available (04/30/14)
VITAS is hosting three opportunities to be trained as a hospice volunteer in St. Louis, St. Charles & St. Louis, St. Francois, St. Genevieve, Washington, Franklin and Jefferson Counties. The free orientation classes will take place on May 16 from 1 to 5 p.m., May 17 from 8 a.m. ...
Summer Art Academy at Southeast Missour State University (04/30/14)
The Art Academy Summer Art Workshops at Southeast Missouri State University are fun, engaging, and creative learning experiences in a wide variety of media for ages six through adult. University Art Professors and Master Art Educators focus on developing the student's creative processes and visual literacy skills through exploration and the creation of ideas. ...
Pi Kappa Alpha Dads Day (04/30/14)
On Saturday, April 26, 2014, The men of the Epsilon Iota chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha at Southeast Missouri State University invited their dad's down for a fun day of golf and barbecue. Dads and their sons golfed until around 1 pm and competed in events such as the longest drive, closest to the pin, and lowest score. ...
2nd Annual Scavenger Hunt May 10th Levi's Seek & Snap (04/30/14)
Join us Saturday May 10th at noon for fun, food, and prizes. Children under 10 are free with a paid adult who raises at least $25 in sponsorship. 1 adult per 5 children. Follow your treasure map to lot's of historic sites in downtown Cape, snap your picture when you find the treasurer. ...
Murray Dunn to Speak on Missouri & Regional History (04/29/14)
Murray Dunn, President of the Bollinger County Historical Society, will speak at the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History in Marble Hill on Saturday May 3, 2014. Mr. Dunn will talk about the "Past Cultures of Bollinger County" and little known facts/stories plus Missouri history...
Church to Host Free Dinner for City Residents (04/29/14)
On Saturday, May 3, the Church at Morley, 112 N. Kirkwood, will host a free dinner open to the community. Residents of the city are invited to bring their families and eat, starting at 6 pm. "We want to show our appreciation to the City of Morley," says Doug Sikes, church elder. "A hearty meal and fellowship gives us a great opportunity to get together with God's people -- churched and unchurched -- and we love to eat!"...
CAPETOWN-Local Assisted Living Community Receives Top Award (04/29/14)
Capetown Assisted and Independent Living by Americare recently received its company's Philosophy Award during the Americare's 2014 Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. Capetown was selected from Americare's 102 Assisted living communities to receive the award based on exemplary quality in all four areas of the company's corporate philosophy: service to residents, service to employees, service to the community, and fiscal responsibility...
Lightning Storm Fire in Morley Missouri (04/28/14)
There was a house FIRE tonight In Morley at 318 Bronaugh Where, Beulah Dunnivan, her niece Nadine and THREE BOYS: Ethan 15, Lukas 11, AJ 10 lived. The house was struck by lightning and burned (pictures attached) I went down to see the family where all of them were safe and sound a few blocks away at Beulah's mom and Dad home. ...
National Infant Immunization Week (04/28/14)
Parents' Power To Protect April 26th-May 3rd is National Infant Immunization Week. In conjunction with National Infant Immunization Week, the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center is encouraging parents to take the time to ensure their children and all family members are adequately immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases. Giving babies the recommended immunizations by age two is the best way to protect them from 14 serious childhood diseases, like whooping cough and measles...
A New Partnership Provides the Best in OB/GYN Care (04/25/14)
Women First, a skilled and trusted obstetrics and gynecology practice, has partnered with Southeast Medical Group of SoutheastHEALTH to better serve patients. Joining the Southeast Medical Group from Women First are Chris Rosenquist, MD; Eric Morton, DO; Heather Cugini, MD; and Marianne Cook, APRN, BC-FNP. Women First of SoutheastHEALTH will remain in its current location at 1111 North Mount Auburn Road in Cape Girardeau...
Compassion Sunday 2014 (04/24/14)
Cornerstone Wesleyan Church, 210 East Outer Road in Scott City, will be hosting Compassion Sunday 2014 on May 4th, 2014. Please attend our 10:30 A.M. service to hear Steve Gehl, a local Child Advocate with Compassion International speak about Compassion International and child sponsorship opportunities. www.semochurch.org...
Pancake Breakfast - Satruday - Beef O'Brady's (04/24/14)
On Saturday April 26th, 2014 from 8:00am -- 10:00am, you are invited to join the Cape County Tea Party for a Pancake Breakfast at Beef O'Brady's Restaurant. Tickets are $6.00 and may be purchased at the door or from a Tea Party member. For those who like to 'Shop Triumphantly', there will be a Silent Auction of some Spring and general items... ...as well as a Wacha-Wacha-Wacha bobblehead!...
Dr. Mike Cowan was recognized as FBLA Administrator of the Year (04/24/14)
Dr. Mike Cowan, principal at Cape Central was recognized as an FBLA Administrator of the Year at the 2014 Missouri FBLA Leadership Conference held on April 13th, 14th, and 15th in Columbia, Missouri. Dr. Cowan was nominated the Theresa Taylor, Cape Central FBLA adviser and Aaron Mehner, Cape Central FBLA president. ...
KICKS Students attend tournament to benefit St. Judes Children's Hospital (04/22/14)
On Saturday, April 5, 2014, seventeen students from KICKS-Kids In Christian Karate School, attended the Dan Chadd and Central Missouri Karate's Tournament to benefit St. Judes Children's Hospital. The tournament raised over $2,200.00 to benefit St. Judes. The annual tournament is held in St. Clair, Missouri. The students competed in Forms, Weapons, and Sparring, and brought home 51 trophy's total...
Jackson HS Excels at FBLA State Conference 2014 (04/22/14)
Thirty-eight students and both junior high and high school adviser teams from Jackson High School Future Business Leaders of America attended the State Leadership Conference in Columbia, Missouri, on April 13-15, 2014. FBLA is a career and technical student organization for all high school students participating in business programs. ...
SoutheastHEALTH Offers Healthcare Summer Camps (04/22/14)
High school students will receive an up-close look at healthcare careers at SoutheastHEALTH's Healthcare Professionals camps this summer in Cape Girardeau. High school sophomores and juniors, who are considering healthcare careers, won't want to miss this unique opportunity...
Invitation to View and Observe Oliver House Museum Renovations in Jackson, MO (04/21/14)
PUBLIC INVITED TO VIEW PROGRESS ON OLIVER HOUSE MUSEUM REDECORATING Every home needs repainting and repairing every few years or so and the Oliver House at 224 East Adams Street in Jackson is no exception. The Jackson Heritage Association began the original Oliver House renovation in the late 1970s. ...
Taylor attends National Convention (04/21/14)
Theresa Taylor, teacher at Cape Central High School and president of Missouri Business Education Association (MBEA), attended the National Business Education Association Conference. She attended the convention on April 16 - 19 as a representative of MBEA. ...
2014 Annual RSVP/VIC Recognition (04/18/14)
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program/Volunteer Intergenerational Center held its Annual Recognition on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Eagles Aeries #3775 in Cape Girardeau. Several in attendance dressed in Mardi Gras attire based on this year's theme. Jason Wray, President and CEO of Creative Edge in Jackson, provided a two-part entertainment for the event...
Social Media Workshop Offered April 22 (04/18/14)
Franny Knight will lead a Social Media Workshop on Tuesday, April 22 at the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce from 8 to 11 am. The presentation will be geared towards small business owners and non-profit organizations and will include ways to incorporate social media into the business marketing strategy...
Ortho Surgeon to Hold Seminar on Thumb Joint Replacement (04/17/14)
Arthritis of the thumb joint, as well as tendon tears and other injuries, can be extremely painful and keep you from performing everyday tasks such as gripping objects, typing and even driving. Thumb joint replacement at SoutheastHEALTH offers an effective solution...
Mountain Man Living History (04/17/14)
Jim Long will be at the Bollinger County Museum from 11am-2pm on Saturday, April 26 with Mountain Man Living History. Mr. Long's presentation features flint lock rifles and a demonstration of flint and steel fire starting, plus other living history showing what a mountain man carried with him to survive the Rocky Mountains in the 1830s and 1840s. You'll see different styles and types of clothing, various powder horns, knives, food, bedrolls, and shelter...
Trivia Night (04/17/14)
TEAM UP FOR TRIVIA Proceeds benefit: Missouri Rush Soccer Club-SEMO Gather a group of friends and family and join us for a night of FUNdraising to support the Missouri Rush Soccer Club- SEMO! ATTENDANCE PRIZES 50/50 DRAWINGSILENT AUCTION Friday May 2nd, 2014...
American Cancer Society To Paint The Town Purple (04/16/14)
Cape Girardeau, MO -The American Cancer Society and SoutheastHEALTH are partnering to "Paint the Town Purple" in celebration of those affected by cancer. Cape County volunteer area groups, churches, and businesses have been working hard in the community fundraising to assist in providing patients programs and services in the county as well as supporting national research. ...
2014 Public Health Fair (04/16/14)
The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center celebrated National Public Health Week by hosting a Public Health Fair on April 15 & 16, 2014. The Health Fair provided the community with an opportunity to learn more about the services that are offered by the Health Center by viewing displays from the WICC Clinic, Environmental Department, Rural Health Clinic, Communicable Disease Clinic, Immunization Clinic, Daycare Consultants, and other Health Center services. ...
Bollinger County Chamber Rising Star Business of the Quarter (04/15/14)
The Chamber Rising Star Business of the first quarter is Bollinger County Recycling Center. The Bollinger County Recycling Center opened its doors at their present location, 7 miles North of Marble Hill on Highway 51, on August 14, 2010. The center is owned by Bollinger Co Recycling Inc., who is a non- profit and will gladly accept all donations; which are tax deductible...
Cape County Tea Party Monthly Meeting (04/14/14)
PRESS RELEASE CAPE COUNTY TEA PARTY MONTHLY MEETING On April 15th, 2014 at 6:30pm, the Cape County Tea Party (CCTP) will hold its open monthly meeting at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The meeting is called the Third Tuesday Tea Time and is held on the Third Tuesday of each month to continue the work to complete our Mission as stated below...
Nolan Weber Celebration of Life (04/11/14)
Nolan was an inspirational 18 year old young man who was called home on December 21, 2013 after an almost 3 year valient battle against brain cancer. Nolan inspired a community, school, friends, family and countless others to BELIEVE. Nolan's family will be hosting a Celebration of his life on his birthday, April 30, 2014 at the Jackson High School Events Center. 6:30 p.m., doors open at 5:30...
A Fresh Count (04/11/14)
Recently opening day was up for election as a national holiday and although it didn't reach this lofty status for a large portion of Americans, it is and always will be for me. Let me tell you why the first game of the baseball season is so special. ...
CTC students win medals at 2014 Missouri State SkillsUSA Competitions (04/10/14)
Forty Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center (CTC) students competed at the Missouri SkillsUSA Leadership & Skills Conference at Linn State Technical College in Linn, MO, recently, and 19 students received medals. Four of those students qualify to compete at the National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, MO, in June...
$15,000 in Scholarships Available from Hi-Tech Communications this year (04/10/14)
Graduating seniors may apply for a $500 scholarship by April 15th. Hi-Tech Communications Inc.a regional technology service provider is making available $15,000 annually to award qualifying high school seniors. to receive an application contact Vmosley@hi-techcom.com or call Viney Mosley at 573-450-9415 for more information...
Easter Egg Hunt for Adults to Benefit Southeast Hospice (04/10/14)
Want a precious pooch from Safe Harbor animal shelter? How about Cardinal baseball tickets or a framed 2011 World Series photo signed by Tony LaRussa? Maybe you'd enjoy a stay in Cancun, Mexico or use of a vacation condo in Florida. Want a one-of-a-kind, signed David Crowe photograph showing the remarkable rock formations of the ancient St. Francois Mountains? How about a three-night stay at the Atlantis Casino in Reno, Nev.?...
SOUTHEAST GUITARIST MOVING ON (04/09/14)
Thomas Benjamin Jackson, a dual-credit high school student studying in the Music Department in the School of Visual and Performing Arts has recently been accepted into the undergraduate Classical Guitar Programs at The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University and The Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. ...
Pancake Supper Planned at Maple UMC Tuesday (04/09/14)
If tax day leaves you too worn out to cook, come to the Pancake Supper on Tuesday, April 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Maple UMC, corner of Cape Rock and Jean Ann Dr. The Methodist Men will do the cooking. The Fellowship Hall is completely handicapped accessible...
The Story of a Novel (04/09/14)
The story of how my novel, "The Byrds of Victory," got published is almost as involved as the book itself. I started writing the second novella, "The Fields Are Ripe for Harvest," in Glenwood Springs, Colo., in the mid-1970s, five or six years after going on wheat harvest through Texas and the Midwest to Montana. ...
Easter Egg Hunt for Adults to Benefit Southeast Hospice (04/07/14)
Easter eggs aren't just for kids. Southeast Hospice, in partnership wtih the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation, will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt for Adults on Saturday, April 12, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Bavarian Halle in Jackson. Adults, 21 years of age and older, can hunt for thousands of plastic eggs -- each of which will be a prize winner! Participants should bring their own Easter baskets and flashlights. ...
Divine Mercy Sunday and Pope John Paul II soon to be declared a Saint (04/04/14)
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY April 27, 2014 Each year since the year 2000, the Catholic Church has marked the Second Sunday of Easter as "Divine Mercy Sunday". The origin and spread of the Divine Mercy message and devotion throughout the world is a fascinating story--it includes astonishing visions and revelations, miraculous answers to prayer and strong support from Pope John Paul II, who is known by many, as the "Mercy Pope"...
Are You Paying Too Little Taxes (04/03/14)
Are you paying too little tax? Guess what. Politicians and Businesses in Cape County think you need to pay more. And, next Tuesday, April 8th, they're asking you to vote to increase your taxes to "level the playing" between local and out-of-state businesses...
Easter Week Services at First Pentecostal in Cape (04/03/14)
EASTER WEEK SERVICES Palm Sunday: April 13, 2014 We start our Easter week with themed Bible studies for all ages at 10 am on Sunday, April 13. The 11 o'clock service begins with an exciting 'Palm Waving Celebration' and a parade from the Bible Discovery Kids. Adults will enjoy a very special Palm Sunday message while children 5-11 will meet for Bible Discovery to take part in Bible Stories, music, puppetry and games, all planned to tell the wondrous story of Jesus...
Scott City Student in BFA Exhibition at Memphis College of Art (04/03/14)
Scott City Student in BFA Exhibition at Memphis College of Art Scott City student Olivia Miles will participate in the Memphis College of Art Spring 2014 BFA Exhibition, which will take place in the Main Gallery of Rust Hall, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park...
Cruisin' Uptown Jackson (04/03/14)
The Jackson Community Outreach Board in conjunction with River City Rodders is pleased to announce the fifth edition of Cruisin' Uptown Jackson. Cruisin' Uptown Jackson is a monthly cruise in, held on Barton Street in Uptown Jackson, on the second Saturday of the month. April through October from 6-9pm. Open to Muscle Cars, Street Rods, Antique Cars, Classic and special interest Cars and Custom Motor Cycles...
Medication Adherence is Vital to Your Health (04/02/14)
Recently, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun to address the health care system issues by developing the 5-star rating system. It aims to help improve quality of patient care, and compliance and adherence of their medication. Part D plans will be rated in part on how easy beneficiaries say it is for them to fill prescriptions or resolve issues related to their medications under the plan, in hopes to save billions of dollars in federal health care spending...
Southeast Cancer Center Hosts Journeys Support Group (04/02/14)
SoutheastHEALTH physical therapist Paula Stout will discuss fatigue, oncology rehab and lymphedema at the Journeys Cancer Support Group meeting on Tuesday, April 22, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Southeast Cancer Center in Cape Girardeau. The support group will meet quarterly, with each session focusing on a different cancer topic. The remaining sessions for 2014: "Understanding Cancer Treatment" on June 24, "Nutrition and Clinical Research" on Sept. 23 and "Celebrating Life" on Dec. 16...
HealthPoint to Host Kids Extravaganza Health & Fitness Fair (04/02/14)
Children will enjoy plenty of activities at the Kids Extravaganza Health & Fitness Fair on Saturday, April 26, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Southeast HealthPoint Fitness in Jackson. The event is free for kids, ages 2 to 12. The fair will feature a wide range of activities, including face painting, a bounce house and hands-on nutrition as well as information on summer youth programs, diabetes and dental health...
Women First Partners with Southeast Medical Group (04/02/14)
Women First, an established obstetrics and gynecology practice in Cape Girardeau, has partnered with the Southeast Medical Group of SoutheastHEALTH, effective Tuesday, April 1. Joining the Southeast Medical Group from Women First are Eric Morton, DO; Chris Rosenquist, MD; Heather Cugini, MD; and Marianne Cook, APRN, BC-FNP. Women First of SoutheastHEALTH will remain in its current location at 1111 North Mount Auburn Road...
Energy Battle Electrifying Midwest (04/01/14)
March 31, 2014 For Immediate Release Contact: Jennifer Gatrel (660) 232-1280 jenny@steelfencing.biz Russ Pisciotta (816) 803-9001 NoTowersHere@gmail.com Energy Battle Electrifying Midwest: The first battle of America's Energy War was fought by Minnesota farmers against a coal-fired, high-voltage transmission line in the 1970s. ...
Advocates Rally at Capitol for Kids, Meet With Legislators (03/31/14)
MEDIA ADVISORY Advocates Rally at Capitol for Kids, Meet With Legislators Social Media Opportunities: Twitter Handle: @mochildadvocacy Hashtag: #MOCAD2014 Interview/video opportunities: (On-site contact: Stephanie Joellenbeck 314-662-3189 (cell)...
Church to hold "Christmas" Spring Concert (03/31/14)
Immaculate Conception Church in Jackson will hold its Spring Concert on Sunday, May 4th at 3:00P.M. at the church on Hope Street. The concert will actually be the Christmas Concert which was postponed twice during the winter months and will feature the Adult Choir, Choristers, Bells of Joy Ringers and 16 musicians. ...
Local Retirement Leads to Landmark Scholarship (03/30/14)
A special retirement celebration was held for Ms. Margaret Puchbauer on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Ms. Puchbauer provided 43 years of service to Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson, Missouri. She was given a special luncheon which included an appearance by Jackson Mayor, Barbara Lohr, beautiful music by local church members, Christy Shinn and Beth St. John, and was presented with a very unique remembrance...
New Shoes - Used Shoes - Old Shoes - Your Shoes! Soles4Souls Returns! (03/30/14)
Your extra pair may be their first! It's estimated that Americans have 1.5 billion pairs of unused shoes lying in their closets. Soles4Souls can use each and every one of these pairs to make a tangible difference in someone's life. So, clean out your closets, and drop off those shoes!...
Parker accepted at Indiana University (03/27/14)
Derek Parker has been accepted for graduate study in Human Computer Interaction Design at Indiana University's School of Informatics and Computing for Fall 2014. Derek is a senior at Missouri State University in Springfield MO majoring in Electronic Arts. Derek is the son of Michael and Tiffany Parker of Cape Girardeau and is a 2010 graduate of CHS...
Importance of Seal Coating Asphalt Parking Lots (03/26/14)
Parking lot pavements are amongst the most abused pathways in a property given its use. Weather conditions make it worse for it to sustain its durability. Asphalt parking lots however are considered the best for paving purposes. Why so? Because it needs minimum maintenance and a seal coat layer on the pavement can increase its life by manifold...
New Salem United Methodist Women (03/26/14)
New Salem United Methodist Women, Daisy MO met March 12, 2014 at the home of Betty Hahs. President, Shirley Grebe called the meeting to order by all repeating the unit collect. There were 9 members present and roll cal was answered by telling of the first sign of spring...
State 4-H Conference Develops Local Young Leaders (03/26/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Caleb Aufdenberg, Zach Aufdenberg, Faith Boettcher, Charlie Carlton, Morgan Crutsinger, Amelia George, Katelyn George, Maggie Howe, Rachel Howey, Adam Koenig, Samuel Koenig, Michaela Lee, Dylan Muench, Steven Peters, Brent Seyer, Taylor Seyer, Andrea Slinkard, and Hailey Yates of Cape Girardeau County 4-H, were among the 350 people attending the 2014 State 4-H Teen Conference, March 22-23, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center and the University of Missouri campus. ...
Free Polo Clinic (03/26/14)
Little Egypt Hosts Free Polo Clinic Little Egypt Polo Club of Cape Girardeau will host a free polo clinic 9am Saturday Morning at Fox Run Stables on CR618. Wilbur O'Ferrall from the Polo Training Foundation is coming in from California to run the Clinic. ...
River City Players presents "Quiet on the Set" (03/25/14)
River City Players opens the new season on April 3 with "Quiet on the Set." This is a full length comedy and will take place at Port Cape. The cast is a talented group of actors that has been rehearsing since February. Opening night is April 3 with a dessert bar at 6:30 and the show at 7:00. ...
Spring Fashion Meets Fundraising on April 8 (03/25/14)
Tickets are on sale now for Macy's fashion and fundraising event, "Fashion Focus: Tips and Trends," benefitting The Friends of Saint Francis. On Tuesday, April 8, from 6 to 8:30 pm at West Park Mall, guests will get a sneak peek of upcoming fashion trends and learn plenty of tips to freshen up wardrobes this spring and summer. ...
NFL Hall of Famer Speaking in Jackson (03/24/14)
March 24, 2014- (Jackson, MO) --"Men United for One Cause" presents its 7th annual men's conference in Southeast Missouri! This 3 day conference convenes April 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM. The conference will be held at The Rock International Ministries, 502 W. Main Street, Jackson, MO...
Saint Francis to Host Women's Heart Health Luncheon (03/24/14)
Saint Francis Medical Center and the Heart to Heart Committee are excited to present Zonya Foco, RD, CHFI, CSP, "America's nutrition leader," as the keynote speaker at the seventh annual Heart to Heart Luncheon on Friday, April 4. The event, which will feature exhibits and screenings prior to the keynote presentation, starts at 10:30 am at Drury Lodge, 104 S. Vantage Drive...
Fish and Chicken Dinner at Maple UMC Friday, March 28 (03/22/14)
Come enjoy an "All You Can Eat" Fish and Chicken Dinner, Friday, March 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the fully handicapped Fellowship Hall of Maple UMC, corner of Cape Rock and Jean Ann Drive. The dinner is sponsored by the Methodist Men of Maple. The menu is fried fish and chicken, slaw, hushpuppies, fries, homemade desserts, drinks. Price is $10 per person, with children under 12, eating free. Carry outs available. All are welcome...
3rd Year in a Row - Thrivent Financial Named A 2014 World's Most Ethical Company (03/21/14)
THRIVENT FINANCIAL NAMED AS A 2014 WORLD'S MOST ETHICAL COMPANY BY THE ETHISPHERE INSTITUTE FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR Jackson, MO -- March 20, 2014 -- Thrivent Financial announced today that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company®...
Flash Mob Brings Smiles to Cancer Patients (03/20/14)
A "feel good" flash mob danced in the parking lot of the Southeast Cancer Center on Friday afternoon, March 14, to bring a little cheer to patients undergoing infusion therapy. The "mob" consisted of dance students from Southeast Missouri State University...
Common Core State Standards talk set for Sunday March 30 (03/19/14)
Empower yourself by learning about the consequences of Common Core Standards. The event will take place at The Rose Theater on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 2:00 PM, 408 North Pacific, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Join presenter Stacy Shore and Concerned Woman for America of Missouri (CWA) for a lively discussion outlining these education standards and their impact on our families, communities and state...
Girl Scout Program Property For Sale (03/19/14)
GIRL SCOUT PROGRAM PROPERTY FOR SALE SACAJAWEA EAST-CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland (GSMH) is selling its Sacajawea East Program Center located in Cape Girardeau County. The property will be listed for sale on March 23, 2014 by Thomas M. Meyer, who will be marketing the property on GSMH's behalf...
Common Core State Standards talk set for Sunday March 31 (03/18/14)
Empower yourself by learning about the consequences of Common Core Standards. The event will take place at The Rose Theater on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 2:00 PM, 408 North Pacific, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Join presenter Stacy Shore, Concerned Woman for America of Missouri (CWA) and People Actively Promoting Education Reform for a lively discussion outlining these education standards and their impact on our families, communities and state...
Six-Week Health Challenge to Start in Cape Girardeau (03/17/14)
"Don't Gamble With Your Health!" -- a new free program that will focus on personal health awareness -- is scheduled for March 25 through May 6, 2014 at the Saint Francis Medical Center Health & Wellness Center, 150 S. Mount Auburn Rd. in Cape Girardeau. From 10 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. during the six week period, individuals will participate in weekly challenges around health topics and exercises...
Broadway Prescription Adds Poison Prevention Packaging (03/17/14)
National Poison Prevention Week, which occurs the third week of March, began in Cape Girardeau more than fifty years ago at Broadway Prescription Shop. It was created locally by original owner and pharmacist, Homer George, and designated to be a national observance by President John F. Kennedy. To mark the 52nd National Poison Prevention Week March 16-22, Broadway Prescription Shop now offers the Personal Pack, designed to reduce the chance of accidental poisoning...
Old McKendree Benefit Concert (03/17/14)
There will be a benefit concert for Old McKendree on March 30 at 6:30 PM. The concert will take place at New McKendree South Campus, across from South Elementary in Jackson. Performing in the concert will be various musicians from all sites of New McKendree. This is a much needed concert to help maintain Old McKendree. Everyone is invited to take part in this great night of worship, music, and friendship. We hope to see everyone there!...
Nearly Perfect Shoes Celebrates 25 Years (03/16/14)
NEARLY PERFECT SHOES TURNING 25 -- A REASON TO SAY THANK YOU! Nearly Perfect Shoes is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Founded by Alan and Jeannine Kaufman in 1989, Nearly Perfect Shoes is a family owned business that has continued to pride itself on 'Everyday Incredible Prices' to customers throughout Southeast Missouri. ...
SoutheastHEALTH Named a Fit-Friendly Worksite (03/11/14)
The American Heart Association for the third year in a row has recognized SoutheastHEALTH as a Fit-Friendly worksite for creating a culture of wellness in the workplace. That culture includes providing subsidized memberships and payroll deduction for employees who join HealthPoint Fitness, offering healthy food choices in the Hospital cafeteria and identifying designated walking routes...
"It Only Takes One" Youth Media Prevention Campaign (03/11/14)
A great Bootheel Campaign that will be running in several towns through April 2014! You can help make a difference by sharing this information with the youth you know.
"It Only Takes One" Youth Prevention Campaign (03/11/14)
I would like to invite parents and community members to address youth with a very important message. The message is that it only take one! Students at several local schools will have the chance to look at this great locally sponsored campaign that challenges students to be safe. ...
Cape Central FBLA Students Compete at Districts (03/11/14)
Twenty six members of Cape Central High School's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter recently attended the 2014 District 15 FBLA Leadership Conference held on February 20, 2014 at the Southeast Missouri State University. FBLA is a career and technical student organization for all high school students participating in business programs. ...
Scott City R-1 School District Kindergarten Screening/Registration (03/10/14)
The Scott City R-1 School District will be hosting Kindergarten Registration and Screening at Eisleben Lutheran Church (located at 432 Lutheran Lane in Scott City) on April 3rd and 4th for all children who will be attending Kindergarten for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. ...
Joshua Lix Receives Journeyman of the Year Award (03/10/14)
Joshua Lix from the Fort Leonard Wood Construction Division has been selected as the US Army Corps of Engineers FY13 Engineering Journeyman of the Year! Joshua is a Project and Office Engineer on multiple construction contracts and serves as an advocate for tomorrow's engineers. ...
Trivia Night Raises $800 to Benefit Relay for Life (03/10/14)
On Saturday, March 8, Relay for Life "Team Mabuce: Got Hope" raised $800 through its first ever Trivia Night. Relay for Life funds benefit the American Cancer Society and help to fight cancer of all types. Five teams competed in the 10-round, 100-question competition, which included questions about cancer. The "Steamboat Willies" team took top honors in the trivia competition...
Tyra's Toy Drive (03/07/14)
Tyra West is representing Cape Girardeau in the Beautiful Me Productions Midwest State Pageant, and will be competing as Miss Cape Girardeau. Please help Miss Cape Girardeau show support for her community by donating your gently used or new toys on Saturday March 29th from 8am-2pm at LaCroix Church, located at 3102 Lexington Ave in Cape Girardeau. The toy drive will benefit local non profit organization Safehouse for Women...
Weather Wreaks Havoc On Girl Scout Cookie Program: Troops Need Public Support (03/06/14)
It's one of the most highly anticipated times of the year, Girl Scout cookie time! Girl Scout supporters and the general public eagerly await the start of the Girl Scout Cookie program each January. But this year, winter weather has taken its toll...
Department of Defense Honors Missouri Department of Conservation (03/06/14)
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced that Ronnie Thurston and Larry Frazier of the Missouri Department of Conservation, Southeast Region, were honored with Patriot Awards in recognition of extraordinary support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve...
Jackson Girl Scouts strive to meet goal (03/06/14)
What can a cookie do? Silly question you might say. However if you are a Girl Scout you know exactly what a cookie can do. It can pay for you to attend events that are both fun and educational. It can help you go to summer camp, buy your uniform and great scout merchandise. through the sale you learn skills such as marketing, merchandising, finance and communication skills. If you are a member of the Jackson Area Girl Scouts a cookie could do so much more if their Service Unit goal is met...
Chester (03/06/14)
Owners Judy and Ron Ruppel of Oak Ridge.
Apaches in the Snow (03/06/14)
A fully fueled Apache breaks away from our ramp, on it's way back to Whiteman Airforce Base.
March Ice (03/06/14)
Ice still on the bushes outside Academic on March 5, 2014.
Cape Girardeau Roller Girls Season Opener (03/06/14)
The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls (CGRG) kicked off the 2014 season with a mashup scrimmage on Saturday, February 22nd at A.C. Brase Arena. CGRG went big for their opener and rostered 18 skaters per team, rather than the typical fourteen. Skaters were mashed up between two teams; the "White Wolves" or the "Black Wolves"...
Cape Girardeau Roller Girls Season Opener (03/06/14)
The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls (CGRG) kicked off the 2014 season with a mashup scrimmage on Saturday, February 22nd at A.C. Brase Arena. CGRG went big for their opener and rostered 18 skaters per team, rather than the typical fourteen. Skaters were mashed up between two teams; the "White Wolves" or the "Black Wolves"...
Cape Girardeau Roller Girls Season Opener (03/06/14)
The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls (CGRG) kicked off the 2014 season with a mashup scrimmage on Saturday, February 22nd at A.C. Brase Arena. CGRG went big for their opener and rostered 18 skaters per team, rather than the typical fourteen. Skaters were mashed up between two teams; the "White Wolves" or the "Black Wolves"...
Cape Girardeau Roller Girls Season opener (03/06/14)
The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls (CGRG) kicked off the 2014 season with a mashup scrimmage on Saturday, February 22nd at A.C. Brase Arena. CGRG went big for their opener and rostered 18 skaters per team, rather than the typical fourteen. Skaters were mashed up between two teams; the "White Wolves" or the "Black Wolves"...
Cape Girardeau Roller Girls Season Opener (03/06/14)
Cheezy Poof making a donation from the Cape Girardeau Roller Girls to Room for One More.
Cape Girardeau Roller Girls Season Opener Recap (03/06/14)
The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls (CGRG) kicked off the 2014 season with a mashup scrimmage on Saturday, February 22nd at A.C. Brase Arena. After three months without a bout, the fans and skaters were ready to get back to the track with some hard-hitting action, and they definitely got what they wanted! CGRG went big for their opener and rostered 18 skaters per team, rather than the typical fourteen. ...
PES plans March 15 Craft Fair & Car Show (03/05/14)
Perryville Elementary School is ushering in the much-anticipated spring season with a giant party! PES will hold its fourth annual Craft Fair & Car Show hosted by Parents Involved in Education (PIE), on Saturday, March 15. The craft fair will feature over 30 vendors and the car show will include emergency vehicles, Air Evac helicopter, antique roadsters plus emergency vehicles like patrol cars and ambulances. ...
The Battlegrounds at Cedar Lake's Mud Run (03/04/14)
Pigs wallow in it. People bathe in it. Mud is the new black...uh, brown. And mud runs are all the rage for thrill-seekers looking to test their fortitude. The Battlegrounds at Cedar Lake, the Midwest's only permanent mud run and obstacle course, is the perfect combination for those seeking a messy and invigorating challenge. ...
OUR CRUISE: THE GOOD NEWS, THE BAD NEWS (03/03/14)
THE GOOD NEWS We were elated to be taking another Princess Cruise, our third. It was Thanksgiving 2013 and St. Louis was bitter cold. We couldn't wait to get to warm weather and blue water. We had previously taken this cruise (Caribbean Princess to Mexico, Honduras and Belize leaving from Florida and had loved it. We especially couldn't wait to get back to Honduras and Belize and hoped to recreate our memories of two years ago...
One of nation's top ten art fair directors to speak in Springfield (03/03/14)
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release CONTACT INFORMATION: Name: Andrea Quiroz-Jira Address: 2101 West Broadway #322 Columbia, MO 65203 Phone 866-699-2664 E-mail: director@bestofmissourihands.org One of nation's top ten art fair directors to speak in Springfield...
7 students from Keyboards & Kindermusik earn Gold Cups at music festival (03/03/14)
Cape Girardeau -- Seven students from Keyboards & Kindermusik Conservatory, a piano, keyboard and Kindermusik teaching studio in Cape Girardeau, recently earned Gold Cup awards from the National Federation of Junior Music Clubs. The Junior Music Festival was held on Feb. 15. To receive a Gold Cup, students must compete at a minimum of three years earning the top rating. A student can earn up to five Gold Cup awards...
State Farm Looks to Community for Best Ideas (03/03/14)
Today (March 3) State Farm is launching a program in which: o Dog park in Mississippi o Art therapy for children in Missouri o Teen-run program to help war veterans in New York o Financial literacy program for high school students in Idaho...
World Day of Prayer observed Friday March 7th (03/01/14)
First Presbyterian Church in Jackson will host the 2014 World Day of Prayer at 1:00pm on Friday March 7th. A program prepared by Egyptian Christian women, applies the meaning of the Samaritan woman's contact with Jesus at the well to cooperation between young people of different faiths during Arab Spring...
Egyptian Hosts Operation Teen Safe Driving week (02/28/14)
Egyptian High School in Tamms, IL hosted its 3rd annual Operation Teen Safe Driving Week the week of February 24th through the 28th. The theme of the week was "Be Alert, Accidents Hurt." During this week students participated in activities designed to emphasize the importance of responsible driving. ...
Blue Chip Midwest Receives Department of Defense Above and Beyond Award (02/26/14)
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) has honored Mr. Luis Goez of Blue Chip Midwest with the Department of Defense Above and Beyond Award, in recognition of his extraordinary support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve...
St. Paul Lutheran School holds Winter Olympics (02/25/14)
Students from St. Paul Lutheran School's kindergarten classes in Jackson held their own "winter Olympics" February 20 and 21. The events took place in the school gym. With the aid of the fourth grade classes, kindergarten athletes participated in 6 events: "bobsled" (kneeling on a wheeled scooter and pushing off to see how far they would glide); "speed skating" (sliding stocking footed in heats to a finish line); "curling" (required sliding a paper plate on the floor and measuring the distance traveled); "figure skating" (weaving in and out of cones and being timed); "ski jumping" (jumped a measured distance from the bleachers); "cross country skiing" (timed while sliding along a balance beam until they stepped off).. ...
Pancake Breakfast - Cape County Tea Party Fund-Raiser (02/25/14)
On Saturday March 1st, 2014 from 8:00am -- 10:00am, you are invited to join the Cape County Tea Party for a Pancake Breakfast at Beef O'Brady's Restaurant. Tickets are $6.00 and may be purchased at the door or from a Tea Party member. For those who like to 'Shop Triumphantly', there will be a Silent Auction of some Spring and general items...
St. Patrick's Day Celebration (02/24/14)
Historic Downtown Sikeston will host the 3rd annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration March 15 at Malone Park in Sikeston. The event will feature beer tastings, music by the band Common Thread, homebrew competition, crafts, and great food. Net proceeds benefit Historic Downtown Sikeston renovation projects. ...
St. Patty's 5K Run for Special Olympics (02/24/14)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety will host the St. Patty's 5K Run for Special Olympics on Saturday, March 15. The run will begin at 9am at the Depot Museum parking lot in downtown Sikeston. Pre-registration is $20 and will be open until February 28. ...
'Escape from Obamacare' workshop this Friday (02/24/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A free workshop at the Drury Conference Center in Cape Girardeau this month will teach employers how to reduce the costly effect of Obamacare on their businesses. The two-hour informational workshop titled "Escape From Obamacare" starts at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28 at the conference center located at 104 Vantage Drive...
I Rescued My Bestfriend (02/23/14)
About a year ago I rescued a pitbull mix female puppy from a Samsonite suitcase in the trash,,,,,She was laying and whining in this suitcase as I walked by and heard her,,,,i immediately took it home opened it and there she was,,the most beautiful little girl I ever saw,,,she was red with big blueish yellow eyes I have never seen anything like her,,,I gave her a bath,fed,her,and loved her,,she has an appointment with the vet to be fixed not because I'm selfish and don't love puppies but, because I love my dog.Daisey,has pulled me through a lot ,you see,i have mental illnesses that she don't care that I have and she has loved me unconditionally no matter how sick I get,she is always there. ...
Dr. Heather McMillan Addresses Girardot Chapter IAAP (02/21/14)
Dr. Heather McMillan, assistant professor of Management, specializing in Human Resources at Southeast Missouri State University, spoke to the Girardot Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Tuesday, February 19...
Cape Girardeau Native Preps for National Album Release (02/19/14)
Cape Girardeau native JayShon "Damar" Johnson prepares for national album release. This Gospel music powerhouse brings a unique urban and contemporary blend to gospel music, that has allowed him to minster all over the country.Damar has experience success in the ministry of music, for and foremost giving all the praises to God. ...
Redhawks Women's Basketball Pink Up Game (02/18/14)
Join the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks Women's Basketball team for their annual Pink Up Game on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m.! Prior to the game there will be a game happy hour and vendor expo from 5:00 p.m. until the 6:30 p.m. tip off! The event is open to anyone with a ticket to the game. Purchase your tickets today at gosoutheast.com. A portion of every ticket sold will go to benefit the Dig for Life Campaign, which helps provide mammograms to area women in need...
Church to Host Free Dinner for City Residents (02/18/14)
On Saturday, March 1, the Church at Morley, 112 N. Kirkwood, will host a free dinner open to the community. Residents of the city are invited to bring their families and eat, starting at 6 pm. "We want to show our appreciation to the City of Morley," says Doug Sikes, church elder. "A hearty meal and fellowship gives us a great opportunity to get together with God's people -- churched and unchurched -- and we love to eat!"...
Mardi Gras Party this Weekend! (02/17/14)
On February 22, 2014 St Mary Cathedral Home and School Association with host it's annual Dinner Auction, themed "Mardi Gras!" Guests will dine on delicious fare from Ray's of Kelso, including Jambalaya and King Cake as part of the N'Orleans tradition. ...
Jackson FBLA's Sixth-Grade Career Fair (02/16/14)
The Sixth-Grade Career Fair, hosted by Jackson High School FBLA, took place on January 24th at Jackson Middle School. Jackson High School FBLA prepared for the event by nominating chairpersons for the event. Then, through meticulous planning, persistency, and many hours of calling businesses, the Sixth-Grade Career Fair was ready to be carried out. ...
Cape County Tea Party Monthly Meeting (02/14/14)
PRESS RELEASE CAPE COUNTY TEA PARTY MONTHLY MEETING On February 18th, 2014 at 6:30pm, the Cape County Tea Party (CCTP) will hold its open monthly meeting at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The meeting is called the Third Tuesday Tea Time and is held on the Third Tuesday of each month to continue the work to complete our Mission as stated below...
Wood & Huston Bank Honors Missouri Veterans (02/12/14)
Few can argue the importance of supporting our military on active duty in Afghanistan and abroad, as well as their families that are here at home. However, in addition to remembering those men and women serving our country on active duty, the management and employees of Wood & Huston Bank have gone the extra mile to remember our veterans that have nobly served our country in past wars and military conflicts...
Clinical Lab Upgrades Testing with Cutting-Edge Technology (02/11/14)
Bright and shiny, computerized, automated equipment takes up much of our Clinical Lab at Southeast Hospital. The chemistry analyzers are used to test blood and body fluid samples. The cutting-edge technology places SoutheastHEALTH among the best clinical labs in the nation's top hospitals, says Gregg Staggs, local account executive with Roche Diagnostics, maker of the high-tech chemistry analyzers. Seven of the nation's top 10 hospitals use this lab system, he adds...
The Plant Lady's Corner celebrates 10 years! (02/10/14)
Congratulations to The Plant Lady's Corner! Christy & Beth extend their warmest thanks out to all their customers & Friends! Come find your Tropical Plants all year round or your Annuals & Perennials during the Spring & Summer! Also, Send that special someone a plant this Valentine's Day!...
The Department of Revenue's "I'm pet friendly" license proceeds (02/09/14)
The Department of Revenue's "I'm pet friendly" license plate proceeds are returned to local shelters and non-profits to be used for spay/neuter programs. These programs are proven ways to reduce the number of unwanted pets. One of the grantees has been Perry Animal Welfare Society, Inc. who provided financial support for over 430 pet owners in the last three years alone...
Two Cape Volunteers Receive Community Service Award From Ameren Missouri (02/04/14)
Ameren Missouri awarded $37,500 (combined) to winners of its "Community Lights" contest. Ameren Missouri named Brenda Bender of Cape Girardeau one of five grand prize winners. She was awarded $2,500 for her volunteerism, as well as $2,500 for the charity of her choice, MS Foundation, Gateway Chapter. ...
Trivia Night to Beneit Relay for Life (02/03/14)
Are YOU smarter than a fifth grader? Find out at Trivia Night to benefit Relay for Life on Saturday, March 8th. Doors open at 5:30, and the trivia contest starts at 6 pm at St. Andrew Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Cape Girardeau. Get your team together and come for an evening of fun and friendly competition. ...
Lamplighter's FCE Club News --January 2014 (02/01/14)
The Lamplighter's FCE met January 16 at the New Salem United Methodist Church in Daisy for a workday and business meeting. Nine members made chair covers for the elementary children of Oak Ridge R-6 elementary school. Hostess Karen McLane provided lunch for the ladies...
Christmas in February at the Oliver House (01/30/14)
Christmas in February at the Oliver House Museum Christmas at the Oliver House is magical time, with all ten rooms of the house decorated, so if you missed this magical time at the Oliver House we would like to extend an opportunity to experience Christmas in February...
Board members volunteer time to serve Perry County School Dist. 32 (01/28/14)
Perry County School District 32 joins communities across the state of Missouri in observing School Boards Recognition Week this week, Jan. 26-Feb. 1. This special week, proclaimed by Gov. Jay Nixon, is held to build awareness and understanding of the important function an elected board of education plays in communities and schools. It is sponsored by the Missouri School Boards Association...
Auditions for "Quiet on the Set" (01/27/14)
Auditions for "Quiet on the Set" will take place this Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th at 7:00 p.m. at Port Cape. This will be for the first show of the season for River City Players. There are roles for 2m, 2f, and a 5th role can be either male or female. This is a full length comedy. The show dates are April 3,4,5,and 6. No prep is needed. Support your Community Theatre!...
Friday Fish and Chicken Dinner at Maple UMC (01/27/14)
A good way to battle the winter blues will be to attend the Fish and Chicken (All You Can Eat) Dinner at Maple UMC's Fellowship Hall, Friday evening, Jan. 31, from 4 to 7 p.m. On the menu will be good, hot fish and chicken, hush puppies, fries, slaw, homemade pies, cakes and drinks. Adults $10; children under 10, free. The church is located corner of Cape Rock and Jean Ann Drive. Everyone is invited...
Boy Scout Troop 5 Selling Pork Butts and Ribs for Super Bowl Sunday! (01/24/14)
Boy Scout Troop 5 is selling smoked Pork Butts and Sides of Ribs to raise funds for the Boy Scouts to attend Boy Scout Camp Lewallen in June of this year. The Scouts have timed this fundraiser for the meats to be available the Saturday before the Super Bowl Sunday as many people use them for their game day parties. ...
"Mardi Gras" Fun with St. Mary's Auction! (01/23/14)
On February 22, 2014 St. Mary Cathedral Home and School Association will put on it's 24th annual dinner auction, celebrating "Mardi Gras"! Doors open at 4:30 PM, and the night includes dinner with a Cajun accent catered from Ray's of Kelso, King Cakes, beverages of choice as well as both Silent and Oral auctions. ...
Fran Scholl CAP-OM speaks to Girardot Chapter IAAP (01/23/14)
Fran Scholl CAP-OM, Senior Administrative Assistant in the School of University Studies, Southeast Missouri State University presented a seminar and discussion to the Girardot Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) on January 21. ...
Trout Season Opens at Rotary Lake February 1st (01/21/14)
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION 2302 County Park Drive Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 For more information contact: Mike Reed Fisheries Management Biologist January21,2014 573-290-5730 Mike.Reed@mdc.mo.gov...
New Salem United Methodist Women (01/20/14)
The New Salem United Methodist Women of New Salem United Methodist Church, Daisy MO met January 15, 2014 for lunch and meeting at the home of Joyce Brewer. President, Shirley Grebe, called the meeting to order with 12 members present. The Secretary and Treasures reports was read and accepted as read...
Hawthorn Appoints Shelly Bangert to Management Team (01/20/14)
St. Louis, MO: Hawthorn Physician Services Corporation announced today the appointment of Shelly Guffey-Bangert as Director, Revenue Cycle Management. Hawthorn is a healthcare revenue cycle management company specialized to serve hospital-based and office-based physician practices. ...
Save a Life: Join the Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry (01/20/14)
You can help save a life by joining the Be the Match Registry®, the national registry of bone marrow donors. The Cape Girardeau County Area Medical Society Alliance will hold two bone marrow registry drives -- Friday, Jan. 24, in the Indian Room at the University Center on the Southeast Missouri State University campus and the other on Saturday, Jan. 25, in the JCPenney wing at West Park Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days. SoutheastHEALTH is the Presenting Sponsor...
NMCC NHS Makes Donation to Children's Charities (01/17/14)
The New Madrid County Central High School National Honor Society presented donations to Melaina's Magical Playland and Levi's Children's Charity at the Playland location Thursday morning. The students raised a total of $2,267, which was split between the two charities...
Cape County Tea Party Monthly Meeting (01/17/14)
PRESS RELEASE CAPE COUNTY TEA PARTY MONTHLY MEETING On January 21th, 2014 at 6:30pm, the Cape County Tea Party (CCTP) will hold its open monthly meeting at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The meeting is called the Third Tuesday Tea Time and is held on the Third Tuesday of each month to continue the work to complete our Mission as stated below...
Local Woman Living Her Dream With Horses (01/06/14)
Bonnie Overbeck of Jackson and her American quarter horse Telusive Tide have been celebrating a very successful year in the show ring. Under the guidance and training of Professional Horseman Chris Arentsen of Trenton, Illinois, Overbeck and "Tide" competed at several shows around the Midwest this past year, accumulating multiple Grand Champion titles along the way, including two titles at the North American International Livestock Expo in Louisville, Kentucky. ...
2nd Annual Trivia Nite January 18 at Cape VFW (01/03/14)
2ND ANNUAL TRIVIA NIGHT MC'D BY THE FAMOUS TRIVIA CALLER AND ASSISTANT MATT AND TARA WORTMANN JANUARY 18, 2014 CAPE VFW HALL, 1049 N. KINGSHIGHWAY Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Questions will start at 6 p.m. Teams of 6-8 people $10 per person ($12.50 at the door)...
SOTO Expands into New Market (01/02/14)
David E. Soto of SOTO Property Solutions announced the signing of two contracts to manage several properties in the greater St. Louis area. "These two contracts are just the start of our planned growth in the St. Louis market" says Soto. "Our goal was to set up infrastructure using today's technology to allow us to go beyond the Cape Girardeau area. ...
Univ. of Mo. Extension Business Development Program releases economic results (12/31/13)
University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program releases economic impact results for past three years In the past three years, the Missouri Small Business & Technical Assistance Centers (MO SBTDC) and Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (MO PTAC), programs of the University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program (BDP), have assisted Missouri companies with technical assistance and education resulting in the following results for client firms:...
River City Aquatics Celebrates Holidays through Service and Socials (12/30/13)
River City Aquatics (RCA) celebrated the holidays with a series of service events to support the community. Swimmers and their families spent a day at Feed My Starving Children, held at the Osage Center, and collected canned goods to support food needs in the local Cape Girardeau area. Additional service projects are scheduled for spring, including a park cleanup day, and a conservation project...
Great Expectations Foundation Presents Grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters (12/27/13)
A foundation established to support children's education, wellness and development, will fulfill its mission and enhance the lives of children in the Cape Girardeau region by awarding a grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri (BBBSEMO). The Great Expectations Foundation has earmarked $3,750 for the local agency...
Southeast Hospice Honors Volunteers (12/23/13)
Southeast Hospice honored its dedicated volunteers at its annual appreciation banquet earlier this month. Volunteer Tina Bles of Cape Girardeau received the 2013 Cherub Award. The Guardian Angel Award went to Jean Mueller of Frohna, Mo., and Helen Hunt of Cape Girardeau received the Gabriel Award...
Thank You Academy Sports (12/20/13)
I would like to thank Academy Sports for their donation of bicycles to some fortunate students at Jefferson Elementary. It was wonderful act of kindness and generosity during the Christmas Season.
Slumberland Furniture Helps Make "Homes for the Holidays" for Area Families (12/18/13)
This holiday season, Slumberland Furniture is working to provide families in need with new beds through its annual Making Homes for the Holidays program. On December 14, Slumberland donated approximately 20 mattress and box spring sets, frames, sheets, and quilts to nonprofit partners throughout the community it serves, including Love Inc., among others, who distributed them to families in need...
In loving memory of Bill Treadway (12/16/13)
My Daddy, My Angel Your battle is now over, no more tears flowing down your cheek, no more pain, no more suffering, now you are no longer weak. I still do not understand why this had to happen to you, but I am proud to say you are my daddy, the greatest man I ever knew...
Big Move for Tiny Patients at Saint Francis (12/11/13)
Big changes were in the air for the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Saint Francis Medical Center on Tuesday as staff moved tiny patients into a new, larger space. The new Level III NICU is one of the first areas completed as part of the Medical Center's Building on Excellence expansion and renovation project...
ChrisTTTTmas ParTTTTy (12/09/13)
PRESS RELEASE CAPE COUNTY TEA PARTY ChrisTTTTmas ParTTTTy Instead of our regular monthly Third Tuesday Tea Time (TTTT) meeting at the Cape Public Library, the members of the Cape County Tea Party, Friends, and EVERYONE else are invited to join in fellowship and fun to celebrate Christmas and be thankful for all the gifts we continue to enjoy!...
Biking for Babies donates $7,070 to Birthright (12/04/13)
This past July, a group of eleven riders and five support crew known as Biking for Babies bicycled 1,100 miles from New Orleans to Chicago in eight days for the pro-life cause. With a mission of renewing the culture of life and raising $50,000 for eight pregnancy resource centers, Biking for Babies was able to raise $67,000; $7,070 of which went to Birthright of Cape Girardeau...
Eye on the sky: Leek watches weather to ensure student safety (12/03/13)
Russell Leek is the assistant superintendent of District 32. This time of year, he's also a part-time meteorologist. "I do spend quite a bit of time monitoring the weather when the word 'snow' is mentioned," Leek said. This week's forecast is for a period of mixed wintry precipitation Thursday and Friday. "I started monitoring immediately Monday morning," he said. "I touch base with Brad Moll of Meyer Bus Line, and I keep Superintendent Scott Ireland posted on what we can anticipate."...
Arcadia Academy Hosts Christmas in the Valley (11/26/13)
The Arcadia Academy will host a number of events as part of the bigger and better 2013 Christmas in the Valley. In years past, the Academy was where the Arcadia Valley Christmas Parade ended after starting in Downtown Ironton. More recently, Christmas in the Valley was a weekend event focused on Main Street in Ironton...
SOTO Recognized for Sterling R Investment (11/26/13)
November 26, 2013 Cape Girardeau, MO -- David Soto of SOTO Property Solutions has recently been recognized for his Sterling R investment in the REALTORS® Political Action Committee RPAC Trustees and the National Association of REALTORS® Leadership...
Christmas Comes to Arcadia Valley Nov. 29 - Dec. 8 (11/25/13)
"Christmas in the Valley" Bigger and Better This Season Santa is coming to Arcadia Valley in Southeast Missouri and he will find a week long series of events celebrating his arrival. Starting on Black Friday, November 29 to Sunday, December 8, there will be free and affordable fun choices for the whole family...
Athletics Announces Grand Opening of GoSoutheastGe (11/22/13)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Athletics is proud to announce the grand opening of GoSoutheastGear.com, the official online store for Redhawk Athletics. The store will feature a wide product range of nearly 800 items, the largest selection of officially licensed Southeast Missouri State University merchandise available anywhere online...
Local Education and Common Core (11/22/13)
"Don't believe me, educate yourself and you decide!" Stacy Shore, speaker at the Common Core State Standards Initiative presentation in Cape Girardeau. A group of local citizens interested in reforming and maintaining local control of education along with Concerned Women of America, Missouri hosted a meeting outlining the Common Core State Standards Initiative on November 20th, at the Osage Center. ...
Christmas Craft Fair (11/22/13)
Christmas Craft Fair FREE ADMISSION When: December 14, 2013 Time: 10:00-2:00 Where: Delta High School *Call Lisa Reitzel at 576-6335 with any questions*
MBCH Board Room Named for Kathy Carpenter and Bett (11/21/13)
Missouri Baptist Children's Home has named the Board Room in the Blake Administration Building the "Carpenter/Cox Board Room" in memory of Kathy Carpenter and in honor of Betty Cox. These ladies have continued the long history of female leadership of Missouri Baptist Children's Home. A dedication service for the Carpenter/Cox Board Room was held on October 7...
Holiday Guitar Concert at The River Campus (11/18/13)
I've included information for an upcoming faculty concert by guitarist Patrick Rafferty and Laura Ross. ---Yuletide Favorites, Rearranged by Double Fret--- The guitar and oboe duo "Double Fret" will premiere their new holiday arrangements in concert on December 11th at 7:30 pm in Shuck Hall on the River Campus. ...
Redhawks Host 'Take A Kid to the Game' on Friday (11/18/13)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Friday's matchup between Southeast Missouri and Mid-Continent is Take a Kid to the Game Night. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m., CT, at the Show Me Center. All kids ages 14 and under receive free admission (must be accompanied by an adult) for the game which is sponsored by Cape Air. Southeast's men's basketball team will sign autographs after the game...
Cape County Tea Party Meeting - 11/19 (11/17/13)
PRESS RELEASE CAPE COUNTY TEA PARTY MEETING On Tuesday November 19th, 2013 at 6:30pm, the Cape County Tea Party (CCTP) will hold its open monthly meeting at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The meeting is also called Third Tuesday Tea Time (TTTT) and is held on the Third Tuesday of each month to continue the work to complete our Mission as stated below...
Common Core State Standards talk set for Wednesday (11/16/13)
Empower yourself by learning about the consequences of Common Core Standards. The event will take place at The Osage Center on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at 6:30 PM in Room 2A, 1625 North Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Join presenter Stacy Shore and Concerned Woman for America of Missouri (CWA) for a lively discussion outlining these education standards and their impact on our families, communities and state...
Christmas Drop-and-Shop (11/15/13)
Christmas Drop-and-Shop Hosted by the Southeast Sundancers Sunday, December 8 4-7 pm Drop off the kiddos at LeBounce in Cape Girardeau and do your Christmas shopping! Snacks, entertainment and supervision will be provided by the Southeast Missouri State University Sundancers...
Gordonville-Area Student Competed for FFA Award (11/14/13)
Troylee C. McClanahan of Jackson FFA was selected as a national finalist for the National FFA Organization's national proficiency award in Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication-Entrepreneurship/Placement. McClanahan is one of only four people who competed for this award at the national finals Oct. 30-Nov. 2 during the 86th national FFA convention & expo in Louisville, Ky...
Press Release - City of Perryville (11/14/13)
For Immediate Release -- November 13, 2013 Angela Fields has been selected as the new building inspector and zoning administrator for the City of Perryville. She began her duties Nov. 5, following the retirement of Jim Wibbenmeyer, who served as the city's building inspector for more than 28 years. With his retirement, the position was reorganized, and Fields will report to Public Works Director Mark Brown...
Schaefer's Honored with DoD Patriot Award (11/12/13)
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) has honored Mark Diamond, Steve Rodgers, and Don Fillingham of Schaefer's Electrical Enclosures with the ESGR Patriot Award, in recognition of Schaefer's extraordinary support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve...