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Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015
Jackson

Miles of deals: Highway 61 Yard Sale begins today (09/03/15)
The Highway 61 Yard Sale has quickly become part of the Labor Day weekend tradition for many people. The yard sale begins today and runs through Saturday. Organizers of the Highway 61 Yard Sale were inspired by the 100-Mile Yard Sale, which runs in May along Highway 25 from Kennett, Missouri, to Jackson. Much like the 100-Mile Yard Sale, the Highway 61 Yard Sale continues to grow...
Police seek man accused of keeping girlfriend hostage (09/03/15)
The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department is seeking information leading to the arrest of a man wanted on several charges. Daren Collier, 45, of Jackson faces charges of first-degree domestic assault, felonious restraint and armed criminal action in connection with a May incident...
Jackson school district to keep tax rate the same (08/26/15)
The Jackson School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to keep the district's tax rate stable at $3.80 per $100 of assessed valuation for the 2015-2016 school year, marking 10 years since the district has adjusted its rate, officials said. The board approved the rate after a public hearing. The tax rates are set to produce the revenue from the property tax required by the budget for the fiscal year, beginning July 1...
Jackson post office to hold kickoff Friday for campaign (08/26/15)
The United States Postal Service will hold a kickoff for its Deliver the Brand campaign Friday at the post office in Jackson, 210 E. Main St. The kickoff will be a customer appreciation event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Customers will receive information about new rates, stamp services, postal products and Every Door Direct Mail advertising, according to a news release from the postal service. Refreshments will be served, and managers and supervisors will be on hand to answer questions...
Jackson man pleads not guilty to sodomy charge (08/25/15)
A Jackson man accused of first-degree statutory sodomy pleaded not guilty Monday. Jeffrey B. Moffat, 55, is accused of molesting a 7-year-old girl with his fingers while baby-sitting her and her sisters at the girls' home in 2014. Moffat's next court appearance will be for a motion hearing Oct. 16...
Jackson Civic Center is 75 percent done (08/23/15)
Three-quarters of the way into its construction schedule, the Jackson Civic Center is on track for completion. Public Works director Rodney Bollinger, speaking for the Jackson Civic Center Building Committee, presented an update Monday night to the Jackson Board of Aldermen on the building's progress...
Friends, not foes: Cape, Jackson mayors try to help each other (08/20/15)
With their proximity and efforts to continue growing their cities, it would be easy for Cape Girardeau and Jackson to be pitted against each other as rivals. Rather than compete with each other, the mayors of the two towns are making efforts to work as a team...
7-year-old testifies against sex-abuse suspect (08/19/15)
A 7-year-old girl testified against a man known to many area children as Santa Claus during his preliminary hearing Tuesday on sexual-abuse charges. Jeffrey Moffat, 55, of Jackson initially faced charges of first-degree statutory sodomy and first-degree statutory rape. Cape Girardeau County Associate Circuit Judge Gary Kamp dropped the statutory rape charge but found probable cause to go forward with the sodomy charge...
Jackson OKs proposal for senior apartment complex (08/18/15)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen on Monday offered its official support for a developer's plan to construct a senior apartment complex on Walton Drive. RCH Development Inc. president Chad Hartle said he's been waiting for 15 years to get the project started, and the time finally is right...
Jackson aldermen approve annexation for McKendree Crossing project (08/18/15)
The city of Jackson is about 24 acres larger after the board of aldermen Monday night approved the voluntary annexation of property on South Old Orchard Road. The property is slated to be developed by Silver Keys Properties and Master Craft Development into a subdivision called McKendree Crossing...
Jackson to construct speculation building to draw businesses (08/17/15)
The Jackson Industrial Development Committee soon will construct a speculation building it hopes will help lure prospective businesses. Jackson Mayor Dwain Hahs said he's pleased to see the progress being made on the project. "The important thing is to help bring new industry to Jackson," he said...
Man who played Santa accused of raping child (08/13/15)
A Jackson man is facing charges after allegedly sexually assaulting a child. Jeffery B. Moffat, 55, has been charged with first-degree statutory rape and first-degree statutory sodomy involving a 7-year-old. Moffat allegedly "knowingly had sexual intercourse" and "deviate sexual intercourse" with the girl, according to the complaint filed in the case. The incidents are alleged to have taken place between Aug. 1, 2014, and Jan. 31, 2015, in Cape Girardeau County...
Jackson School District sets tax-rate hearing for Aug. 25 (08/13/15)
The Jackson School Board this week set the district's tax-rate hearing date for 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at the board office, 614 E. Adams St. The current tax rate is $3.80 per $100 of assessed valuation, the same as the previous school year. "We are still gathering information, but we do not expect that rate to change," said Wade Bartels, associate superintendent of finance and business operations...
Ready for class: Jackson's new elementary school opens Thursday (08/12/15)
Finishing touches are complete at Jackson's East Elementary School, with teachers' names marked outside their decorated classrooms and students' desks and chairs in place. "I'm ready for the students to be here," principal Jessica Maxwell said Tuesday as she led a tour through the new, 105,000-square-foot building...
Rough rail crossing in Jackson to get a makeover (08/10/15)
Federal funds have been allocated to repair a problematic railroad crossing at U.S. 61 and Highway 25 in Jackson sometime early next year. The crossing is one of Jackson's most-maligned intersections, and Mayor Dwain Hahs said the project should please residents...
Area schools gear up for start of classes this week (08/09/15)
This week marks the end of summer vacation at area school districts, and teachers and administrators are preparing for the start of a new school year. The Jackson School District welcomed new teachers last week at orientation and training sessions. Its new superintendent, John Link, has been introducing himself to the community...
Jackson voters approve water-system bond issue (08/05/15)
Jackson's water system will get an upgrade next year, thanks to the easy passage of an $11.5 million water-bond issue in Tuesday's election. It's the first water improvement bond issue to pass since 1997 and will include the construction of a new well, new water tower, improved pump equipment and upgraded piping around the city...
Jackson awards $180,000 contract for resurfacing over 42 streets (08/04/15)
More than 42 asphalt streets will receive repairs next month as part of the city of Jackson's annual Asphalt Pavement Improvement Plan. City officials awarded the $180,044 contract to Jokerst Inc. of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, during a Board of Aldermen meeting Monday night...
Three Cape County towns holding elections Tuesday (08/02/15)
Only three communities in Cape Girardeau County have reason to head to the polls in Tuesday's election. Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Delta each have one question on the ballot, but Cape Girardeau County Clerk Kara Clark Summers said she hopes the lack of items won't keep voters from showing up...
Jackson seeks to boost turnout for water bond issue (08/02/15)
As a proposed $11.5 million water-system bond issue approaches, Jackson city officials are urging residents to vote Tuesday. The bond issue, which would fund the expansion of and upgades to the city's water system, would be first water bond issue since 1997. Since the last time the water system was improved, Jackson's population has grown by 26 percent -- about double the statewide average...
Parents, stores prepare for sales-tax holiday (07/29/15)
This year's annual back-to-school sales tax holiday also will mark the last weekend of the summer for many area students, so it may be a busy one for shopping in Southeast Missouri. The 2015-2016 school year begins Aug. 13 in area public school districts such as Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Perryville and during the week of Aug. ...
Jackson aldermen debate annexation for subdivision (07/21/15)
Members of the community offered support and voiced concerns Monday regarding the possible annexation and subsequent development of 23.80 acres at the Jackson Board of Aldermen meeting. The land sits on South Old Orchard Road near the Old McKendree Church. Silver Key Properties and Master Craft Developers intend to develop it into McKendree Crossing Subdivision...
North High Street in Jackson to be closed next week (07/21/15)
North High Street in Jackson will be closed next Monday and Tuesday for sanitary sewer and pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the city of Jackson will handle the sewer main repairs, and the Missouri Department of Transportation will repair pavement. The section of North High Street -- a.k.a. U.S. 61 -- from Cascade Street to Mary Street will be affected...
New Jackson superintendent seeks more 'lines of communication' (07/15/15)
At the Jackson School Board meeting Tuesday, the district's new superintendent, John Link, said officials are working to open "lines of communication" between the schools and community. "We'll soon have a district-level Facebook page and Twitter page, and we're going to try to push our coaches and our staff to do us well," he said. "We want to get good things out there, and we have to meet the people where they're at, and right now they're on social media."...
Pachyderms to discuss Cape, Jackson ballot initiatives (07/15/15)
The Southeast Missouri Pachyderm Club will host Cape Girardeau and Jackson city officials at its Thursday meeting to discuss upcoming ballot initiatives. On Aug. 4, Jackson voters will decide on a $11.5 million water-system bond issue. Cape Girardeau voters will decide whether to renew a half-cent transportation sales tax, also known as the Transportation Trust Fund...
Jackson police will hold sobriety checkpoint later this month (07/14/15)
The Jackson Police Department, in conjunction with the Southeast Missouri DWI Task Force, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint sometime before the end of July. According to a police department news release, 219 people were killed and more than 3,000 injured in drunken-driving accidents in Missouri in 2013...
Jackson officials lobby for passage of water-system bond issue (07/13/15)
As the Aug. 4 election approaches, city officials are working to drum up support for a proposed $11.5 million water-system bond issue, and some area businesses are voicing their approval. The project would replace water pipes, some of which were installed more than 80 years ago, are poorly fitted to the city's needs and are prone to damage...
Man charged with burglary, theft after laundromat heist (07/12/15)
A warrant was issued Friday for a Scott City man found with more than $400 in quarters in his truck after an alleged burglary. Larry D. Tanner, 27, has been charged with second-degree burglary and theft of property or services valued at more than $500 but less than $25,000, online court records show...
Jackson storm siren will be inoperable for several more days (07/12/15)
After a week full of severe weather, one of Jackson's storm sirens is not functioning. Jackson fire chief Jason Mouser said the malfunction's cause has not been determined and could take more than a week to fix. "[Two weeks] would be the worst-case scenario," he said Friday. "We're hoping [to have it fixed by] the end of next week."...
Jackson sets public hearing over voluntary annexation (07/07/15)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen on Monday set a public hearing concerning the voluntary annexation of 10.48 acres of land into the city. Residents will be able to voice concerns or support 7 p.m. Aug. 3 to learn more about the project on Bainbridge Road...
Holiday alters city schedules in Jackson, Cape (07/02/15)
Residents of Jackson and Cape Girardeau may notice a change in their trash collection schedules over the next few days. In observance of the Independence Day holiday, many city offices will be closed Friday. Those living in Jackson whose trash is normally collected Friday will instead be scheduled for pickup Monday. The recycling center also will be closed Friday and Saturday...
Investigation continues after officer crashed car into house (07/01/15)
Investigations continue over a Cape Girardeau police officer who crashed his vehicle into a Jackson home late Sunday night. About 10 p.m., the officer, a member of the Cape Girardeau Police Department's special-response team, was responding to the 500 block of Nellie Street to assist in a report about a homicide officers later determined was false, said Cape Girardeau Police Sgt. Adam Glueck...
Foster children learn about life on the farm (06/30/15)
Throughout the day Monday, a group of foster children got to experience life on the farm, whether it meant learning to make ice cream from scratch or distinguishing between types of dairy cattle. Called Foster Creek Farm Camp, the learning experience continues Tuesday with lessons on growing wheat and how bread and other wheat-based products make their way to tables near and far...
Slain-man call in Jackson turns out to be false alarm (06/29/15)
An emergency call brought Jackson police, a SWAT team and the Missouri State Highway Patrol to a home Sunday night in uptown Jackson. A man called police and said a man had been killed inside a residence at the 500 block of Nellie Street. But when police arrived, the only person inside was a woman who said she had no idea what was going on...
Officials urge: Handle fireworks with care (06/29/15)
Saturday marked the first day of allowed sales and use of fireworks this season in Cape Girardeau and Jackson. As people load up on sparklers and firecrackers, public safety officials remind everyone to observe a few safety precautions and be aware of city ordinances...
Jackson school bus drivers win district safety competition (06/29/15)
For Brenda Harris, a bus driver at the Jackson School District, the best part of her job is helping students have a positive start and end to their school day. "I love that we can give them a little bit of hope for the day, some inspiration for these kids' lives, because we don't know what they go home to at night," she said. ...
Jackson to help conduct DWI checkpoints (06/25/15)
The Jackson Police Department and Southeast Missouri DWI Task Force will be conducting sobriety checkpoints this weekend. The checkpoints on Saturday are being conducted in an effort to reduce alcohol-related traffic accidents, a news release from the city of Jackson said...
HAM radio operators to hold field day in Jackson (06/25/15)
The Southeast Missouri Amateur Radio Club and the Cape Girardeau County Emergency Management will participate in the American Radio Relay League Field Day from 10 a.m. Saturday until noon Sunday at Klaus Park on Outer Highway South in Jackson. Operations will be set up in the Cape Girardeau County emergency services van...
Jackson residents explore reviving Jaycees group (06/23/15)
Plans are being laid to bring a Jaycees chapter back to Jackson. Jaycees Region 8 district director Les Vannasdall is organizing an informational meeting for anyone interested in being a member at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Jackson Pizza Hut. "There already was a Jaycees chapter in Jackson some years ago, but it kind of faded out," Vannasdall said. "And we're trying to bring it back."...
Jackson man pleads not guilty to shooting at insurance adjuster (06/21/15)
A Jackson man facing charges after he allegedly fired a weapon at an insurance adjuster has pleaded not guilty. Matthew Thomas Copen, 39, pleaded not guilty June 8 to unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia...
Jackson hosting e-cycling event Saturday (06/16/15)
Jackson will hold its annual e-cycling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Recycling Center, 508 Eastview Court. The event allows unusable electronic items, appliances and other metal objects to be diverted from landfills, according to a news release from Jackson Public Works director Rodney Bollinger...
Skepticism greets Jackson subdivision plan (06/16/15)
Jackson may see a new subdivision near the Old McKendree Chapel on South Old Orchard Road, but only if residents and city officials are on board with the plan. The Jackson Board of Aldermen moved Monday night to schedule a public hearing to discuss the proposed development, a project being tentatively called McKendree Crossing, for 7 p.m. July 20 at city hall...
Three area schools soon will see changes in leadership (06/03/15)
After more than 100 years combined of working in K-12 education, three area superintendents soon will retire from the Jackson, Scott City and Oak Ridge school districts. And their successors are preparing to take on the new roles, with two packing up their families and moving from southwest Missouri...
Jackson approves $1.4 million contract for bridge replacement (06/02/15)
The Jackson board of aldermen on Monday night approved a contract of nearly $1.4 million to replace a bridge on South Old Orchard Road, but not without some wrangling about the contractor. The proposed contract for $1,388,756.60 for the bridge was with Lappe Cement Finishing of Friedheim...
Jackson sets Aug. 4 bond election for water-system upgrades (05/19/15)
The Jackson board of aldermen on Monday approved an ordinance calling for a bond election Aug. 4 that would provide funding for an overhaul of the city's water system if it is approved by voters. Jackson's aging water system has been a topic of discussion for about a year, and city officials say a number of too-small cast-iron pipes and water mains give residents and public entities such as the Jackson Fire Department inadequate and unreliable pressures and volumes...
100-Mile Yard Sale begins Thursday (05/19/15)
Among the many events scheduled for Memorial Day weekend is the annual 100-Mile Yard Sale. Each year, participants set up tables along Highway 25 from Kennett, Missouri, to Jackson, attracting bargain hunters from across the region. A list of local attractions, gas stations and more features along the route is available at 25yardsale.com...
Jackson School Board incumbent faces three challengers (03/25/15)
Four candidates are competing for two posts on the Jackson School Board in the April 7 election. Incumbent Paul Stoner, completing his third year on the board, is facing challenges from Kelly Waller, Sheila King and Brad Noel for a three-year term. Current board member Brent Wills did not file for re-election...
Mayoral hopefuls talk about Jackson issues (03/23/15)
On April 7, Jackson voters will select their next mayor from a field of two. Incumbent Mayor Barbara Lohr is running for re-election. Her challenger is Jackson resident and retired businessman Dwain Hahs. Lohr has held public office in Jackson for more than two decades, during which time she also served as chairwoman of the planning and zoning committee and as an alderman...
Jackson police sets Coffee with a Cop event for April 3 (03/19/15)
The Jackson Police Department has planned a Coffee with a Cop event for next month. Coffee with a Cop will be at 7 a.m. April 3 at Hickory House Restaurant, 2229 E. Jackson Blvd. in Jackson. The idea behind the event is for police and community members to "come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee," according to the event summary on the department's Facebook page...
Community center in Jackson likely to be named Jackson Civic Center (03/17/15)
The Jackson community center is taking shape, but it may not be called the Jackson Community Center. As construction moves past the initial phases and nears the point involving signs, the Jackson Civic Center Building Committee sought the board of aldermen's opinions regarding what the official name should be...
Jackson mayor candidates discuss business climate (02/15/15)
Two candidates running for mayor in Jackson spoke Friday at the Cape County Republican Women's Club meeting to discuss their hopes for the city's future. Incumbent Barbara Lohr and challenger Dwain Hahs expressed interest in improving and expanding opportunities for new and existing businesses in Jackson...
Jackson adding traffic signal before new school opens (02/06/15)
As the city of Jackson continues to grow, so does its traffic problem. The city is working with the Missouri Department of Transportation to address the bottleneck at the intersection of Main Street and U.S. 61 near the courthouse, but isn't narrowing its focus solely to that area...
Southeast Missourian Athlete of the Week: Jackson's Jack Jeffers (11/13/14)
Jeffers lost his right shoe about 800 meters into the 3.1-mile course at Oak Hills Golf Center but still finished 22nd at the cross country state meet.
Jackson stakeholders celebrate start of community center (10/16/14)
A groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday in Jackson marked the end of a long wait to begin building a community center. City officials, leaders of a not-for-profit group donating money for the center's construction, architects and local business owners gathered at midday on East Deerwood Drive near Whitey Herzog Stadium, where the community center is planned to be completed over the next year...
Mississippi Morn (06/26/14)
Sunrise as seen looking towards the bend in the Mississippi River just north of Cape Rock Park.
Registration deadline is Tuesday for mud volleyball (06/22/14)
Deadline for team registration for the July 4 mud volleyball tournament in Jackson is 5 p.m. Tuesday. The tournament will be at 8 a.m. July 4 at Shelter No. 1 in Jackson City Park. Sponsored by the City of Jackson Independence Day Celebration Committee, the tournament is a double-elimination co-ed contest with up to 50 teams competing for cash prizes; there is a $200 entry fee per team...
Jackson police report 6/20/14 (06/19/14)
*** JACKSON The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt.
Jackson School Board approves budget for 2014-2015 school year (06/11/14)
The Jackson School Board approved a 2014-2015 budget Tuesday night that included revenue of $45,779,234 and 2.5 percent increases for certified teachers, up from the 2 percent that was awarded last year. "... We also use that as a guide for the rest of our [salary] schedules," associate superintendent for finance and business operations Dr. Wade Bartels said...
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. ...
Cape County Tea Party Monthly Meeting (05/19/14)
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...
Armed Forces Day 2014 (05/18/14)
Beautiful display of patriotism on Armed Forces Day 2014 at 222 Florence St, Jackson Mo.
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...
4 of our 9 grandsons (05/10/14)
This is a picture of 4 of our 9 grandsons. Mother is Holly Black Phillips formerly of Jackson.
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...
Northwestern Mutual Donates to United Way of Southeast Missouri (04/29/14)
Employees of Northwestern Mutual donated $810.00 to United Way of Southeast Missouri's 2013 campaign.
Cape Public Schools Donate to United Way of Southeast Missouri (04/29/14)
Employees of Cape Public Schools donated $24,941.68 to United Way of Southeast Missouri's 2013 campaign.
Mondi Donates to United Way of Southeast Missouri (04/29/14)
Employees of Mondi donated $38,066.56 to United Way of Southeast Missouri's 2013 campaign.
Casino Donates to United Way (04/29/14)
Employees of Isle Casino Cape Girardeau donated $6,628.00 to United Way of Southeast Missouri's 2013 Campaign.
BioKyowa Inc. Donates to United Way of Southeast Missouri (04/29/14)
Employees of BioKyowa Inc. donated $13,582.00 to United Way of Southeast Missouri's 2013 campaign.
Ameren Missouri Donates to United Way of Southeast Missouri (04/29/14)
Employees of Ameren Missouri donated $29,647.00 to United Way of Southeast Missouri's 2013 campaign.
Old Town Cape Donates to United Way of Southeast Missouri (04/29/14)
Employees of Old Town Cape donated $1,120.00 to United Way of Southeast Missouri's 2013 campaign.
Regions Bank Donates to United Way of Southeast Missouri (04/29/14)
Employees of Regions Bank donated $9,531.00 to United Way of Southeast Missouri's campaign.
University Donates to United Way of Southeast Missouri (04/29/14)
Employees of Southeast Missouri State University donated $19,554.50 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
SoutheastHEALTH Donates to United Way of Southeast Missouri (04/29/14)
Employees of SoutheastHEALTH donated $23,134.50 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
Lilacs (04/27/14)
Lilacs blooming in our yard.
Irises (04/27/14)
Irises in our front yard.
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!...
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. ...
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. ...
Our spoiled Abby (04/21/14)
Abby is 7 years old and spoiled. She loves to sleep on a pillow by daddy.
Total lunar eclipse 4/15/2014 (04/17/14)
Clear skies over Jackson, MO, provided a spectacular view of the total lunar eclipse on 4/15/2014 from 2am-3am. This rare event was the first of four expected to occur through September 2015, with the next one predicted for October 8 of this year.
Total lunar eclipse 4/15/2014 "blood moon" (04/15/14)
Clear skies over Jackson, MO, provided a spectacular view of the total lunar eclipse last night, from 2am-3am. This rare event was the first of four expected to occur through September 2015, with the next one predicted for October 8 of this year.
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...
Perry Ave across from Capaha Park, noon 4/13 (04/13/14)
Tree fell on car on Perry Ave. across from Capaha Park, noon 4/13
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...
Jackson Senior Center (04/08/14)
An exercise class is sponsored by Cape Girardeau County at the Jackson Sr. Center every Monday and Wednesday morning from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Besides easy exercises to keep their joints flexible, led by Certified PACE Instructor, Mrs. Jeffry Hawk, Seniors have fun using balloons to improve their eye-hand and foot coordination. Weights are also used to rebuild strength. 15 to 20 Seniors participate in each class to laugh and have fun while doing exercises and making new friends...
Jackson board presents assessment update (04/08/14)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen presented an update on the Cape Girardeau County Needs Assessment Plan and U.S. 61 project during the study session after their meeting Monday night, which included a plan to reconfigure U.S. 61 around the city's courthouse and diagonally through where the Cape Girardeau County Administration building stands today...
Crossing the Bridge (04/07/14)
Sunrise commuters crossing into Illinois over the Bill Emerson Bridge.
Jackson Senior Center's Exercise Class (04/07/14)
15 to 20 Seniors from the Jackson Senior Center have so much fun are very dedicated to doing exercises every Monday and Wednesday mornings led by Certified PACE Instructor Mrs. Jeffry Lynne Hawk. THEY CHALLENGE OTHER SENIOR CENTERS TO HAVE AS MANY EXERCISE PARTICIPANTS AS THEY DO!...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
Jackson JV Lady Indians Undefeated Season 21-0 !!!!!!! (03/13/14)
Left to Right: Ashton Gray, Olivia Brown, Abby Hermann, Hannah DeLoach, Nikki Sotak, Rylee Stafford, Randa Norman, Deanna Mirly, Krista Martin, Sam Schniker, Nicole Humphreys Jackson JV Lady Indians finishing off a UNDEFEATED season after a hard fought victory over Desoto. They finish the 2013/2014 Season with a 21-0 record. Congratulations girls!!!...
Snow days push Jackson schools' final day to May 30 (03/12/14)
Snow and ice has extended the Jackson R-2 School District's year to May 30, superintendent Ron Anderson told board members at Tuesday's meeting. He said the district has lost 14 days because of bad weather this year, "which is the most I've seen in my career."...
Snow routes lifted in Jackson (03/05/14)
The snow route proclamation in Jackson was lifted about noon Tuesday, according to an email from Rodney W. Bollinger, Jackson public works director, The email said major Jackson streets have been substantially cleared of snow by the streets department and indicated residents and businesses again could park vehicles on designated snow routes...
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...
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. 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).. ...
Scott County Kelly School District Employees Donate to United Way (02/18/14)
Employees of the Scott County Kelly School District donated $1,825.00 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
First Missouri State Bank Employees Donate to United Way (02/18/14)
Employees of First Missouri State Bank donated $4,600.00 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
Commerce Bank Employees Donate to United Way (02/18/14)
Employees of Commerce Bank donated $6,082.28 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
First State Community Bank Employees Donate to United Way (02/18/14)
Employees of First State Community Bank donated $4,321.00 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
RM COCO Employees Donate to United Way (02/18/14)
Employees of RM COCO donated $$6,212.00 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
Drury Southwest Employees Donate to United Way (02/18/14)
Employees of Drury Southwest donated $7,165.00 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
United Parcel Service donates to United Way (02/18/14)
Employees of United Parcel Service (UPS) donated $12,561.20 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
Broadway Prescription Shop Donates to United Way (02/18/14)
Employees of Broadway Prescription Shop donated $1,488.00 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
Tim's beautiful and not so beautiful chicken's. (02/17/14)
The 5th and final picture of Tim's beautiful and not so beautiful chickens. Some of the hen's lay green eggs, but I don't know which ones.
Tim's Beautiful and not so Beautiful Chickens (02/17/14)
Another photo of Tim's chicken's.
Tim's Beautiful and not so Beautiful Chickens (02/17/14)
Another photo of Tim's chickens.
Tim's Beautiful and not so Beautiful Chicken's (02/17/14)
Another photo to be added to the others I am submitting.
Beautiful and not so Beautiful Chickens (02/17/14)
Good Times Community News I am submitting some pictures of some beautiful, and some unusual looking chickens that my nephew Tim Estes of Jackson, MO started raising last year. Some of these chickens lay green eggs. I told him I wanted to send pictures of a few of his chickens to be posted in the good times section of the Missourin, and he gave me permission to send the photos, which I am submitting...
Full Moon Rising (02/17/14)
I caught this beautiful scene in Altenburg as the full moon was rising.
Rowing on the River (02/17/14)
I took this picture as the Bruce L. Hahn barge headed north of Tower Rock making it's way up the icy Mississippi River.
Frozen in Time (02/17/14)
I took this picture last week at Tower Rock. The river was all ice between the land and the rock. It was very beautiful seeing it frozen in time.
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...
Cash (02/12/14)
Cash enjoying a cool whip treat after dinner.
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...
Snowflakes (02/09/14)
My son discovered the snowflakes were sticking to the sheet of ice on our deck! I am so happy I could snap a pic...absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Ella and Lulu (02/09/14)
Lulu is only tolerating Ella because her cat bed is closer to the heater!
Liberty Utilities Donate $3,500 to Dig for Life (02/04/14)
Liberty Utilities employees raised $3,500 for Dig for Life through T-shirt sales, a tailgate party and more. The funds will go to Saint Francis Medical Center to provide free mammograms to local women who otherwise could not afford them. From left: Danielle Liley, Saint Francis Foundation, and Amy Dewrock, David Swain and Donna Loop, Liberty Utilities...
Sizzling Sunrise (02/01/14)
Another gorgeous sunrise!!
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...
Manac Makes Donation to Oran School District for Scholastic Improvements (01/25/14)
Manac Trailers USA, Inc., recently donated $5,000 to the Oran School Board to support scholastic improvements. Pictured here are Lindi Rains, Manac Contoller; Mitch Wood, Superintendent of Oran Schools; Vance Todt, President of Oran School Board; and Hugh Boon, Manac Human Resources Manager. This is just another example of how Manac continues to support their local community...
1 dead from Jackson home fire (01/23/14)
One person is dead after fire destroyed a Jackson home early Thursday morning. Jackson Fire Chief Jason Mouser said calls about the fire at 204 Westvale Drive began coming in around 3:10 a.m. Thursday. The home, a split-level style house, was about 80 percent involved with fire when emergency crews arrived minutes later. An SUV in the driveway of the house was also on fire...
Merlin..Our Mystical Cat (01/18/14)
Merlin was named by the Ross children after the fictional wizard of King Arthur's time. Merlin was found on the side of a county road three years ago....and just recently began showing his mystical powers. Seconds after this photo was taken, a bowl of cat treats magically appeared on the living room floor!...
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...
Wood & Huston donates to United Way of Southeast Missouri (01/16/14)
Wood & Huston employees donated $6,363.00 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
US Bank donates to United Way of Southeast Missouri (01/16/14)
US Bank employees donated $10,670.62 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
Target donates to United Way of Southeast Missouri (01/16/14)
Target employees donated $5,669.98 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
PolyOne donates to United Way of Southeast Missouri (01/16/14)
Employees of PolyOne donated $7,608.00 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
Exel donates to United Way of Southeast Missouri (01/16/14)
Exel employees donated $1,664.00 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
Bank of Missouri donates to United Way of Southeast Missouri (01/16/14)
Bank of Missouri employees donated $22,205.60 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
Coca-Cola donates to United Way of Southeast Missouri (01/16/14)
Employees of Coca-Cola donated $1,053.00 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
Molly (01/14/14)
Molly all snuggled up with her blanket. Favorite activity is chasing the cat.
PACK 202 PINEWOOD DERBY WINNERS (01/13/14)
These are winners from Pack 202 Pinewood Derby races. From left: Adyn Davis - most unique, Andy Boyd - scout pick, Drake Weber - best design, Ben Braden - best paint
PACK 202 PINEWOOD DERBY WINNERS (01/13/14)
Pack 202 held it's Pinewood Derby race January 10, 2014 at Fruitland Community Church. Winners are from left: 4th place- Chevy Chapman, 3rd place - Austin Dow, 2nd place - Barret Lorenz, 1st place - Kyle Craigmiles.
Pet of the week photo (01/12/14)
This is Chigger, he is 14yrs old. His favorite activity is singing for the residents at Woodland Hills Nursing Home.
Christmas in February at the Oliver House (01/09/14)
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...
Jackson dedicates week to raising funds to fight cancer (01/10/14)
In the past few years, Jackson has lost at least two young people to cancer, including Brody Gard and Nolan Weber. To honor their memories and raise funds and awareness, "We Believe You Can Be Strong Week" is planned for Friday through Jan. 16. According to the district's website, Jackson basketball is teaming with Southeast Health, the BstronG Forever Foundation and St. ...
Local Business Raises Money for United Way (01/07/14)
Employees of BOLD Marketing donated $4,060.00 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
Local Business Raises Money for United Way (01/07/14)
Employees of Banterra Bank donated $3,070.00 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
Local Business Raises Money for United Way (01/07/14)
Employees of Southeast Missourian donate $25,001.00 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
Local Business Raises Money for United Way (01/07/14)
Employees of the City of Cape Girardeau donated $18,831.42 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
Local Business Raises Money for United Way (01/07/14)
Employees of Alliance Bank donated $5,045.00 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
Local Business Raises Money for United Way (01/07/14)
Employees of First Midwest Bank donated $3,341.87 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
Local Business Raises Money for United Way (01/07/14)
Employees of Montgomery Bank donated $13,015.72 to United Way of Southeast Missouri.
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. ...
Jackson concert canceled due to rain forecast (12/20/13)
The "Make A Joyful Noise" event scheduled for tonight at Jackson City Park has been canceled due to rainy weather. According to an email from Shane Anderson of the Parks and Recreation Department, there are no plans to reschedule the event. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation at 204-8848...
Comming Home for The Holidays (12/16/13)
My Son Dakota Swift Graduated on Wednesday December 18 from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Dakota joined the US Navy the summer of his 11 grade year of high school, Departed for boot camp in Great Lakes Michigan a month after He Graduated high school. ...
Manac Donates Toys for Tots (12/16/13)
Employees filled two boxes of toys for the "Toys for Tots" program. Donation of toys took place Friday, December 13th. Pictured here are two representative from the Cpl. Mason O. Yarbrough Detachment #1081, Marine Corps League and Manac representative Monica Ballard...
Jackson Christmas Parade canceled due to weather forecast (12/13/13)
The weather-plagued Jackson Christmas Parade scheduled for Saturday has been canceled for this year due to the threat of inclement weather. According to Brian Gerau, director of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, the cancellation was necessary because of the weather conditions that could arise and the ability to keep reorganizing the parade...
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!...
Jackson Athletics raise over $5.000! (12/09/13)
Jackson High School Athletics and Southeast SportsCare teamed up for Champions Agianst Cancer this fall. The boy's soccer, tennis, softball, boy's swimming, and volleyball teams at JHS chose a cancer to raise awareness and hosted a game with fundraisers for the event. The teams raised over $5,000 this year! Proceeds from the event were split between Jackson Athletics and the SoutheastHEALTH Cancer Center patient experience fund...
Snowy Wheels (12/09/13)
Snow really sets off my wagon wheels.
Foxy the snow dog (12/09/13)
My 12 yr. old Foxy, who is 1/2 Alaskan Malamute & half Chow Chow, loves the snow!! She buries her face in it and then rolls back & forth. She then just lays there and looks at me. I have to practically drag her into the door to get her to come back inside!! She always makes me laugh!!...
2013 Winter fun (12/07/13)
Sean Brown got his first ever Mallard and got his limit thanks to the cold front that moved in!!!
Jackson's snow route (12/06/13)
Liam, 10, of Jackson, points out the local snow route.
Jackson designates snow routes (12/05/13)
Jackson city officials are advising residents to move their cars out of snow routes by 3 a.m. Friday. Vehicles left along designated snow routes after that time may be ticketed or towed to make way for snow plows, public works director Rodney Bollinger announced in a news release Thursday afternoon...
Hagerman the Magician (12/05/13)
Hagerman the Magician came to Orchard Dr Elementary in Jackson,MO and performed an Extreme Science Show for us.
Schafer wins Build-a-Bear at district fair (11/29/13)
Deanna Schafer, 15, of East Prairie, Mo., won the Build-a-Bear at the SEMO District Fair. Elizabeth Schott met up with Deanna at the Cape Girardeau Public Library where the Brain Injury and Stroke Resource Group meets on the first Monday of each month...
Sunset down our driveway (11/20/13)
This is one of the advantages of living in Missouri in autumn. Maple trees lining our driveway.
Manac Trailers USA, Inc. Donates Turkeys (11/19/13)
Recently Manac Trailers USA, Incorporated donated some Turkeys to the Chaffee Nutritional Center. Pictured here are Sandra Whitmore (right)from the Chaffee Nutritional Center and Alberta Penrod (left) from Manac Trailers USA, Inc.
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. ...
Kyle Craigmiles' 1st deer (11/18/13)
Kyle scored his 1st deer on Saturday. It's a button buck or "Zero Point Buck" as he calls it. Kyle is 9 years old.
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...
JHS Class of 1945 (11/14/13)
The Jackson High School Class of 1945 held a reunion on September 14 at Delmonico's. Class members attending were, front row from left: Richard Jones, Doris Martin Grebe, Barbara Friedrich Peetz, Betty Grossheider Meier. Second row: Ralph Headrick, Mary Belle Godwin Headrick, Aletha Grant Brown, Evelyn Rauh Kasten. ...
Local elected officials to participate in town-hall meeting (11/13/13)
A town-hall meeting featuring local elected officials will be tonight at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The event, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri, the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce and the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, will include state representatives Donna Lichtenegger and Kathy Swan, Cape Girardeau County Presiding Commissioner Clint Tracy, Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger and Jackson Mayor Barbara Lohr...
St. James UCC: Celebrating 170 years of worship (11/12/13)
St. James UCC -- Celebrating 170 years of worship Tilsit -- St James United Church of Christ is celebrating 170 years of worship this Sunday, Nov. 17th during its regular worship time of 10:00 am. Reverend Jim Schultz will deliver the message from the Word and recognize those with special connections and memories of the church. Fellowship with refreshments will follow in the schoolhouse...
Jackson R-2 School District Honors Veterans (11/11/13)
Jackson R-2 School District Honors Veterans (Jackson, MO) The Jackson Choral Department, along with Student Council and many faculty and staff honored Veterans in the annual Veterans Day ceremony. Held at the Jackson R-2 High School Auditorium, under the theme: Valor, Courage and Sacrifice, Veterans from each branch of the military were honored through a variety of music, Taps, and a video tribute called "A Soldier's Pledge."...
Country Beauty (11/07/13)
What a beautiful array of colors this fall has brought!! Seems to be one of the best we've had in a few years.
Old Barn (11/07/13)
Love seeing this old rustic barn sitting amongst the beauty of fall!
Fall Foliage (11/07/13)
Beautiful country setting with the beauty of fall everywhere.
Fall Foliage (11/03/13)
Taken at Lake Boutin at Trail of Tears. The colors were aglow even during the rain on Halloween.
Trail of Tears (11/03/13)
This was a very rainy day but the colors were so pretty!
Connor's 1st deer (11/03/13)
Connor got his 1st deer Saturday morning. It's a seven point buck. Connor is 10 years old.
Pancake Fundraiser - Beef O'Brady's - Sat 10/19 (10/17/13)
PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER CAPE COUNTY TEA PARTY On Saturday October 19th, 2013 from 8:00am -- 10:00am, you are invited to join the Cape County Tea Party for a Pancake Fundraiser at Beef O'Brady's Restaurant. Tickets are $6.00 and a portion of the proceeds will go to "Love INC" and "Options for Women" organizations...
Annual bonfire held (10/16/13)
The Brain Injury & Stroke Resource Group held its annual bonfire on Oct. 12. It was hosted by Donna Fee. Hannah Toombs, left, won the gift basket donated by Fee at the Brain Injury & Stroke Resource Group information booth at the SEMO District Fair in September. ...
Morning Blaze (10/15/13)
Glorious morning sunrise made the sky look on fire!!
Morning Graze (10/15/13)
Monday morning sunrise, caught this horse out grazing on the hillside on North Cape County farm.
Interest in Jackson Oktoberfest surprises organizers (10/13/13)
The Courthouse Square in downtown Jackson was closed to traffic as people of all ages and dogs of all breeds came together to take part in the city's first Oktoberfest on Saturday, which drew more interest than expected and brought in about 1,000 people, according to Mandy Smith, a member of the Uptown Jackson Oktoberfest Committee...
Cape County Tea Party Meeting - 10/15 (10/11/13)
PRESS RELEASE CAPE COUNTY TEA PARTY MEETING On Tuesday October 15th, 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...
Free Twitter / Facebook Training Saturday 10/12/13 (10/10/13)
PRESS RELEASE Facebook / Twitter Training Free Twitter / Facebook Training This Saturday - 10/12/13 Facebook and Twitter are invaluable tools in the process of saving our republic. Join Cape County Tea Party members this Saturday 9:00am at the Cape Public Library to receive training on these two Social Media Applications (ie. web sites)...
Pet of the Week (10/09/13)
Ellie (our wheaten terrier) LOVES to travel or just go riding!
Jackson Homecoming Breast Cancer Awareness (10/05/13)
We Support Breast Cancer Awareness! Do You?
Jackson FBLA--Trick or Treating for Cans (10/04/13)
Jackson High School, Jackson, Missouri--Members of the Jackson Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America will hit the streets on the evening of Tuesday, October 29 to "Trick or Treat" for canned foods to be donated to the Jackson Ministerial Alliance food pantry. ...
Checking out Mussels at Day on the River (09/30/13)
Nolan loves the Mississippi River and enjoyed learning more about it at "Day on the River" hosted by the Missouri Dept of Conservation. He's holding a mussel shell in this photo.
BBQ for the American Heart Association (09/25/13)
This Saturday, September 28, we will be having a BBQ at the New McKendree South Campus parking lot, across from South Elementary in Jackson. Everyone is invited!! We will be there from 11:00-6:00 for lunch and dinner. You can get a hamburger or hot dog, chips, and a drink for $5. Come join us and eat there or take yours to go. All proceeds raised will go to benefit the American Heart Association. We hope to see you there!...
Briefly: Jackson football uses big second half to beat Poplar Bluff (09/21/13)
The Indians defeated their conference foe 26-6 on the road Friday night.
Beautiful Caterpillar (09/20/13)
We found this amazing looking caterpillar just minding it's own business in the yard yesterday!!
Missouri Veterans Home Bingo (09/17/13)
Rachel Engelen is a 3rd grader at Immaculate Conception School in Jackson. On August 8, 2013, she hosted a Bingo at the Missouri Veterans Home with money she had saved in memory of her grandfather, Jim Willenbring, who had been a resident there for several years...
Missouri Veterans Home Bingo (09/17/13)
Megan Engelen is a 7th grader at Immaculate Conception School in Jackson. On July 26, 2013, she hosted a Bingo at the Missouri Veterans Home with money she had saved in memory of her grandfather, Jim Willenbring, who had been a resident at the Veterans Home for several years...
Cape County Tea Party Meeting - TONIGHT! (09/17/13)
Happy Constitution Day!! On September 17th, 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...
Old McKendree Day service Sunday, Sept. 22 (09/16/13)
The Rev. Fred Leist, superintendent of the Southeast District of the United Methodist Church, will be guest speaker for the annual Old McKendree Day service, Sunday, September 22 at 3 p.m. His sermon topic will be "Heritage and Horizon." The annual service will be held on the grounds of Old McKendree Chapel, located between Cape Girardeau and Jackson on County Road 206. ...
Opening day of Bow Season (09/16/13)
My husband captured this picture after we were tracking some turkey's on sunday. Nature is so awesome!! No luck that day though
Merry go round (09/16/13)
Our daughter full of smiles on the carousel at the SEMO fair saturday :)
What a catch (09/16/13)
Lauren at the conservation area at the SEMO fair saturday, she said she caught a big ol' frog :)
Country Church Song Fest at Sargent's Chapel (09/13/13)
Sunday, October 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. Sargent's Chapel will host their annual Country Church Song Fest. Several groups and individuals are scheduled to perform. All are invited for the fun. Sargent's Chapel is located on CR 234 between Daisy and Sedgewickville; follow the signs...
Sargent's Chapel Homecoming Service (09/13/13)
Sunday, October 13, 2013, Sargent's Chapel will celebrate their annual homecoming worship at 10:45 a.m. A potluck meal will follow the worship service. An afternoon music event is also planned. Sargent's Chapel is located on CR 234 between Daisy and Sedgewickville; follow the signs...
Crossing Over (09/12/13)
This sunrise photo shows the traffic passing into Cape over the Bill Emerson Bridge, no doubt folks on their way to another day's work.
A Resolution On Syria (09/06/13)
Based on the Cape County Tea Party Board of Directors' understanding of the current situation in Syria and the current effort in the U.S. Legislative and Executive Branches to authorize war, the following resolution has been endorsed by 8 of 9 members of the board (the 9th could not be reached):...
Significant damage to Jackson house from morning fire (09/05/13)
A Thursday morning fire was the cause of considerable damage to a house in Jackson. According to Captain Tyson Medlock of Jackson Fire Rescue, the call for a fire at 1178 Highland Drive was received at about 3:40 a.m. Fire crews arrived at the address to battle the house fire, which was strongest in the basement but had also spread to the attic and roof. ...
Chicken Dinner at Sedgewickville Lutheran Church (09/05/13)
Sedgewickville Lutheran will host their annual Chicken Dinner on Sunday, September 22, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meal consists of fried chicken and all the trimmings! Sedgewickville Lutheran is located at the intersection of K and WW.
Day is Done (09/04/13)
Such a pretty scene after topping a hill in the country one evening. The barn and the pampas grass just set the sunset scene off!
Morning Rays (09/04/13)
Took this pic early one morning at a farm located in Cape Girardeau County. It was so pretty once the sun rays started shining through the tree.
Program's end may slow Jackson growth (09/04/13)
Unless Congress decides otherwise, Jackson no longer will qualify for Rural Development programs on Oct. 1, putting a strain on first-time homebuyers, housing developers and perhaps the city's growth. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Jackson exceeded the population limit set by the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development programs, which calculate population using a variety of factors, not just the number of people living within the city limits...
Jackson pulls away in second half for 47-13 win (08/31/13)
North County, for the second straight year, grabbed an early lead and trailed by only seven points at halftime before the Indians pulled away.
Patience pays off for Vandeven (08/29/13)
Dante Vandeven has been playing quarterback much of his life and he anxiously awaited his opportunity last year. But Vandeven said it wasn't difficult showing patience during his first season with Jackson High School's varsity. Vandeven assumed his time would eventually come -- and when it did, he took full advantage...
Bald Knob Cross Stained Glass Panel (08/24/13)
Belinda Schearf of Glass Art by MSM, LLC Cape Girardeau, Missouri created a modern stained glass panel with a three-dimensional appearance of the recently restored, Illinois Bald Knob Cross of Peace. Presentation of the donated panel by the MSM proprietors, Dick McClard and Schearf was held on July 27, 2013 accompanied by GWRRA MO-I motorcycle riders. The panel is on display at the Bald Knob Cross of Peace visitor center...
Bald Knob Cross Stained Glass (08/24/13)
Belinda Schearf of Glass Art by MSM, LLC Cape Girardeau, Missouri created a modern stained glass panel of the Illinois Bald Knob Cross of Peace with a three-dimensional appearance. During her first ever visit to the cross this spring, the restored cross was such a thing of beauty, it touched her heart and she felt a need and order from God to do something creative. ...
Burnie and Kora (08/22/13)
Burnie and Kora are patiently waiting to take their walk!
Lauren's History Lesson of Cape (08/22/13)
We took our daughter Lauren down to see the River wall and all the art, as well as the river, bridge and the old bridge. She was impressed. She loved hearing about the history of Cape :)
Kickball Tournament and BBQ Fundraiser (08/22/13)
To benefit the American Heart Association September 28, 2013 New McKendree, South Campus Parking Lot (1770 S. Hope St. Jackson) *Teams of 8-10 people. *$10 per person *Teams can enter for most creative uniform contest for an additional $20 per team...
Sunrise Beauty (08/17/13)
This was the sunrise the morning I saw the rainbow.
Sunrise Rainbow (08/17/13)
This is the first sunrise rainbow I have ever seen much less photographed!! I went out to take some sunrise shots and saw this!! The higher the sun got the prettier the rainbow got. What's funny about it is, we never saw any rain that morning but someone was getting some...
Cape County Tea Party Meeting - 08/20 (08/16/13)
PRESS RELEASE CAPE COUNTY TEA PARTY MEETING On August 20th, 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...
Black Swallowtail Butterflies on Butterfly Weed (08/10/13)
Black Swallowtail Butterflies on Butterfly Weed in our pasture.
HWG Considers Environmental Responsibility (08/10/13)
HEARTLAND WRITER'S GUILD ON ENVIRONMENT The Heartland Writer's Guild (HWG) will meet at 2pm on Sunday, August 18, 2013 in the Steck House, next door to First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. Follow the signs. You may park in the church parking lot...
Four indicted in connection with Anna home invasion (08/09/13)
ANNA, Ill. -- An Illinois grand jury indicted four Missourians on felony charges in connection with a July 10 home invasion and armed robbery in Anna, a prosecutor reported Thursday. Anthony T. Sample, 36, of Jackson; Wesley M. Jones III, 28, of Cape Girardeau; Jenna A. Young, 27, of Oak Ridge; and Lakisha S. Bernachi, 19, of Cape Girardeau were indicted on one count each of home invasion and armed robbery, according to a news release from Union County State's Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds...
Calm after the storm (08/07/13)
This photo was taken after some intense storms that rolled through in July, caught the rainbow and clouds above the field across from our house. Beautiful
Nothing to see here (08/07/13)
My ever so strange cat Chloe sleeping on the back of the couch where the sun shines in the window, odd way to sleep but glad i caught the shot!
SMSC Lightning Wins Gold at Intl Disney Cup (07/31/13)
Lightning Win Disney Cup International!!!! July 20. 2013 With an amazing display of skill...and will, the SMSC Lightning U14 girls soccer team captured the Championship Gold Medal at the Disney Cup International Tournament in Orlando, Florida. Playing with only 12 players (1 substitute), the Lightning won five games in six days, including victories over a pair of teams from foreign countries...
Kickball Tournament and BBQ Fundraiser (07/30/13)
KICKBALL TOURNAMENT & BBQ To benefit the American Heart Association September 28, 2013 New McKendree, South Campus Parking Lot (1770 S. Hope St. Jackson) *Teams of 8-10 people. *$10 per person *Teams can enter for most creative uniform contest for an...
Jackson Freshmen Legion 2nd place at State Tournam (07/25/13)
Jackson Freshmen Legion Post 158 takes 2nd place at the State Tournament held in Branson, MO
Having fun @ Jackson homecomers! (07/24/13)
Halle having fun at Jackson homecomers!
Jackson Homecomers opening night rained out (07/24/13)
The first evening of the Jackson Homecomers celebration lasted only about half an hour. It ended in a torrential downpour. At 6:30 p.m., Mayor Barbara Lohr welcomed everyone. "We here in Jackson really like to celebrate," she said. "Hopefully this rain will hold off for a while and let us have our party. But as always, we are here because we want to have fun, a lot of that good food and we want to have fellowship with all of our friends and neighbors."...
Gidget (07/23/13)
This is our lazy Gidget. She is 13 yrs old. We got her at the humane society when she was 9 mts old.
Homecomers celebration in Jackson brings annual fun (07/21/13)
The city of Jackson will become the site of fun and entertainment when the 105th Jackson Homecomers celebration kicks off Tuesday. "As it always has been, Homecomers is a wonderful time for friends and neighbors to enjoy each other's fellowship," said Jackson Mayor Barbara Lohr...
Cape County Tea Party Meeting - 07/16 (07/13/13)
PRESS RELEASE CAPE COUNTY TEA PARTY MEETING On July 16th, 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...
Ripley's Aqaurium-Gatlinburg TN (07/11/13)
My husband snapped this picture of me standing in front of a huge salt water fish tank, it was a mesmerizing site with all the colors and sizes of the fish.
Forest Fingers (07/11/13)
This is what the ground looks like in the Smokey Mountains. Any trail you take has these 100+ year old roots all over the trail, makes for a tenacious hike at times, but a beautiful picture
Jackson Freshmen Legion District Winners (07/10/13)
Jackson Freshman American Legion Post 158 District Winners
Acting Out! to Hold Auditions (07/06/13)
Acting Out! will be holding auditions for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" on Saturday, July 13 at 2PM. Auditions will be held at Fruitland Community Church and will consist of songs from the musical and a short dance audition. For any questions, please email kaseyacox@gmail.com or call 573-382-0630...
Jackson residents get dirty celebrating Independence Day (07/05/13)
While most cities look forward to fireworks shows on the Fourth of July, Jackson residents look forward to something else. The mud volleyball tournament at Jackson City Park has drawn hundreds of participants and spectators each year it has been offered....
Mild weather boosts crowds at region's July 4 festivities (07/05/13)
Hundreds of people took advantage of mild, sunny weather to participate in Fourth of July festivities from morning till night. In Cape Girardeau, residents packed Arena Park in anticipation of the fireworks display that began at 9:15 p.m. Thursday. Jeff Harms was among a group that came early to pick out the perfect seat to watch the show...
Jackson Jr Indians Place Second at Show Me Games (07/01/13)
The Jackson Junior Indians youth tackle football team placed second at the Missouri State Show Me Games held June 14-16 in Columbia, MO. The team is comprised of area 11 year olds who compete in youth tackle football from April - December. The team will compete in several more tournaments this year including two competions in St. Louis, one in Southest Missouri, and one in Knoxville, TN...
Cape Brazillian Jiujitsu (06/28/13)
Semo grappling open Sat. 6/29 at Cape Girardeau armory on Independence street. We would welcome any coverage of this event to let the public know of the new Cape Brazillian Jiujitsu Academy at 65 South Plaza. Our academy is committed to helping good people learn great Jiujitsu for self defense, competition and the self improvement of the human experience. ...
Funnel Cloud and Lightning 6/26/13 (06/26/13)
Taken as the funnel cloud passed over my house
Free Hunger Effects Talk in Jackson, Scott City (06/26/13)
On June 27-28, an important, grant-funded, free education opportunity is being offered to the public regarding the effects of hunger and what everyone can to help in their community. Registered dietitian, Carol Morrow, MA, RD, LD, will provide education opportunities in southeast Missouri at the Scott City Nutrition Center at 10:45 a.m. ...
What a view (06/25/13)
This is a picture of the smokey mountains in Tennessee, my first time to ever see any mountain view and it was GORGEOUS!!
Just Climbing 'Round (06/25/13)
This is a picture of myself taking a moment from hiking on our honeymoon in Gatlinburg Tn
Toby the miniature schnauzer (06/24/13)
For the pet of the week photo. This is Toby. He's a 4 month old Miniature schnauzer. He likes chewing on bones and toys, and loves playing with other dogs and people.
Commissioners Tracy and Koeper to speak at Pachyderms meeting (06/19/13)
The SEMO Pachyderms Club will host Cape Girardeau County Presiding Commissioner Clint Tracy and Associate Commissioner Paul Koeper at 7 p.m. Thursday at Dexter Bar-B-Que, 236 S. Broadview St. in Cape Girardeau. Commissioners Tracy and Koeper will discuss various issues facing the county. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Lori Trump at 576-4554...
Cape County Tea Party Meeting - 06/18 (06/14/13)
PRESS RELEASE CAPE COUNTY TEA PARTY MEETING On June 18th, 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...