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Monday, July 28, 2014
Senior center menus (07/27/14)
MONDAY -- Taco salad or chicken pot pie, corn, lettuce salad with tomatoes, apple crisp or strawberry shortcake. TUESDAY -- Ham slice or chuckwagon steak, baked potato, three bean salad, roll, blushing pears or brownie. WEDNESDAY -- Swiss steak or open face turkey, steamed cauliflower, peas and carrots, pineapple or lemonade cake...
District representative races in the primary (07/27/14)
Political activist group SEMO 10 on Tuesday hosted a previously arranged meet-and-greet for candidates running for the Missouri House District 151 seat at the Chaffee VFW. District 151 voters will vote two times on the seat in the Aug. 5 primary election. Ryan Wm. Holder and Tila Rowland Hubrecht are the candidates to fill the vacant seat. Voters also will vote in the primary for the new term representative; those two candidates are Hubrecht and Holder also...
Primary to decide treasurer (07/27/14)
The Scott County treasurer election, although contested, will be decided Aug. 5 in the primary election. Incumbent Glenda Enderle and Joe Bill Davis both are battling for the democratic seat in the treasurer election. Missouri is an open primary state, which allows for all registered voters to vote. ...
Wally Schulz, ex-Lutheran Hour speaker, visits churches in area (07/27/14)
A former longtime missionary to repressive nations, who also made a name for himself on the St. Louis-based radio series The International Lutheran Hour, will preach Aug. 3 in Chaffee and near Gordonville. The Rev. Dr. Wallace "Wally" Schulz said his sermons at 8 a.m. ...
Two boys involved in accidental shooting at Kelly face possible suspensions (07/26/14)
Two Kelly High School students face possible school suspensions of up to a year as a result of the accidental shooting death of classmate Kaden Robert a month ago. One boy's mother, Libby Urhahn, confirmed Friday that although nothing is finalized, the Kelly's school district board of education is considering punitive measures because of the involvement of a weapon on school grounds...
151st Missouri House district candidate Ryan Wm. Holder (07/25/14)
Name: Ryan Wm. Holder Age: 56 Place of birth: Advance, MO Spouse's, children's names: Nancy (wife), 2 Daughters Leah and Jesse, 2 sons in the military, Ethan (Army) and Zachary (Navy) Education: Graduated High School at Advance High in 76, joined Air Force for 4 yrs., then 2 years at SEMO...
State attorney general visits Cape for right-to-farm tour (07/24/14)
Missouri State Attorney General Chris Koster's farm tour continued today with a stop in Cape Girardeau. The statewide tour is part of an effort to support Amendment 1. The measure, commonly known as right-to-farm, will appear on the Aug. 5 ballot. Koster and members from state agriculture groups such as the Missouri Farm Bureau and the Missouri Corn Growers Association gathered to discuss the issue at Joe and Mildred Kirchdoerfer's dairy farm in Cape Girardeau. ...
Biology professor raises potential flag on mosquito-born virus (07/24/14)
Although it hasn't hit Missouri yet, a virus transmitted by the Asian tiger mosquito remains a concern for a local biology professor and arborvirologist. Asian tiger mosquitoes, which can transmit a virus called chikungunya, are a major pest in St. Louis and "definitely exist" in Cape Girardeau, said Dr. Christina Frazier of Southeast Missouri State University...
Chaffee nunchuck attack lands Morley man in jail (07/24/14)
A Morley man was arrested following an alleged domestic assault. Joshua D. Musgrove, 29, was arrested Wednesday after a Tuesday evening assault in Chaffee. He is charged with a class A felony of assault in the first degree, class A felony of domestic assault in the first degree and a class D felony of unlawful use of a weapon, according to a news release from the Chaffee Police Department...
Oran man arrested for alleged misconduct, statutory sodomy (07/24/14)
An Oran area man is in custody on a $100,000 cash-only bond after being charged with crimes against a child. Jesse John Branson, 37, of 828 State Highway CC near Oran was charged with the Class D felony of sexual misconduct involving a child and the unclassified felony of statutory sodomy in the first degree, according to a press release from the Scott County Sheriff's Department...
SEMO Horseshoe Association (07/24/14)
New Hamburg Picnic 1st place: Diane Menz and Jerome Backfisch. 2nd place: Jeff Miller and Randy Senciboy. 3rd place: Cori Stoverink and Derek Ressel. 4th place: Dawn Morrow and Brad Richardson. A total of 26 teams participated. Backyard Club 1st place: Lachelle Cook and Perry Seys...
Korean War Veterans Day observed today (07/24/14)
The date of July 27 is designated for Missourians to honor those who served in America's armed forces during the Korean War. The state statute was passed in 1989 and an estimated 50,000 Korean War veterans live in Missouri, according to a news release from Gov. Jay Nixon's office...
Entries open for Neighbor Days pageants (07/24/14)
Benton Neighbor Days pageant entries are now being accepted. Categories include Tiny Mr. and Miss, 1- and 2-year olds; Little Mr. and Miss, 3- to 5-year olds; Junior Miss, 6th through 8th grades; and Queen, 9th through 12th grade. The pageants will begin at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29. The entry fee is $15 and each category is limited to 15 entries...
BBQ competition registration open (07/24/14)
The annual Oran Jaycee's barbecue competition will take place Sept. 5 and 6, and registration is now open. More than $1,000 will be paid out in cash prizes and many awards will be given. Categories include chicken, ribs, pork butt and brisket and wing wars will take place Sept. 5...
Dutchman's Dash registration open (07/24/14)
Registration is open for the Dutchman's Dash to be held Aug. 16. The race will consist of three events beginninG at the Chaffee VFW at 7 a.m. Participants may choose to do a 5K, bike ride or a biathalon. Registration is open to all ages with a fee of $25 if pre registered or $35 on race day. Registration will include a T-shirt, bratwurst and beverage with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Association...
Vendors sought for Downtown Daze (07/24/14)
Organizers for the Oran Downtown Daze are seeking vendors for this year's event, which will take place Aug. 22 and 23 with several pageants planned. Those interested in a vendor spot to sell food, crafts, jewelry, cosmetics, canned or fresh produce, baked goods or other items may call Mike Frederick at 573-625-3303...
Officer waives arraignment and pleaded not guilty (07/24/14)
Former Scott City police officer Samuel J. Lincoln waived arraignment and pleaded not guilty in connection with charges of distribution of a controlled substance. On Tuesday, Judge Scott E. Thomsen, the newly appointed judge to the case, accepted the plea and set the case for a preliminary hearing Aug. 26...
Scott City man charged with domestic assault (07/24/14)
A Scott City man is in custody after allegedly resisting arrest and being Tasered. Marcus Allen Bowers, 25, was charged with second-degree domestic assault, resisting or interfering with arrest and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the Scott County Sheriff's Office...
Farmers brace for high corn yields, lower prices (07/24/14)
Despite expecting a 10 percent increase in corn yields this growing season, Dan Jennings said decreased corn prices and other factors are cutting into profits. "It's going to be really tough to make money this year," he said. Jennings farms about 5,300 acres -- 1,800 of which are used for corn -- in the Sikeston, Missouri, area...
Chaffee man facing assault charges (07/24/14)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- A Chaffee man has been arrested following an alleged domestic assault. According to a news release from the Chaffee Police Department, Joshua Musgrove, 29, has been charged with first-degree assault and domestic assault, and unlawful use of a weapon...
No one hurt in Scott County blaze (07/23/14)
No one was hurt, but a rural Scott County farm family lost their home Wednesday afternoon in a fire that appeared to start as a result of a lightning strike. David Landewee said he was out working on his farm on County Road 204 near Scott City when he got a call from a neighbor, telling him his house was on fire...
Stormy weather causes brief bouts of disruption in Cape area (07/23/14)
Severe weather caused power outages and downed trees in Cape Girardeau and surrounding areas Wednesday morning. A tree fell during the storm, blocking Interstate 55 around mile marker 89 south of Scott City, according to the Scott County Sheriff's Department. It since has been cleared, and the only other reports in the area have been of minor debris...
Pemiscot County Jail chosen to house prisoners from New Madrid County (07/23/14)
NEW MADRID - The Pemiscot County Jail will house prisoners from New Madrid County - at least for the next six months. At their Monday meeting, the New Madrid County Commission accepted the bid of $30 per prisoner per day from Pemiscot County. New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens was in the process Tuesday of moving the county's prisoners from the Scott County Jail, which had housed prisoners for the county since July 2, to Pemiscot County...
Plat needed for subdivision; county water recommended (07/23/14)
BENTON -- Even without a planning and zoning commission, there are still requirements for subdivisions in Scott County. Tom Beardslee, addressing officer for the county, advised county commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday of a request to assign a street name for subdivision to be located off of County Road 346 on the north side of Highway 77 near Kelly High School...
Oran man charged with misconduct, statutory sodomy (07/22/14)
An Oran-area man is in custody on a $100,000 cash-only bond after being charged with crimes against a child. Jesse John Branson, 37, of 828 State Highway CC near Oran was charged with sexual misconduct involving a child and statutory sodomy in the first degree, both felonies, according to a press release from the Scott County Sheriff's Department...
Morley bank robbery suspect pleads guilty (07/22/14)
A suspect in the May 20 robbery of the First Commercial Bank in Morley, Missouri, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court. Alexander T. Trotter, 31, of St. Louis pleaded guilty to a federal bank robbery charge at the Rush Hudson Limbaugh Sr. United States Courthouse in Cape Girardeau...
FFA chapters mirror growth and changes in the agriculture industry (07/21/14)
As the field of agriculture has expanded and become more technnology-based, so has the scope of Future Farmers of America chapters. FFA started at Kelly High School in Benton, Missouri, when the school opened for the 1956-57 school year. At the time, many FFA participants went on to farm for a living, says Jeff Scherer, agriculture teacher and FFA adviser at Kelly High School...
Land, equipment and technology add up to a hefty startup cost for young farmers hoping to branch out on their own (07/21/14)
Tyler Powell, 33, says he's been a farmer ever since he could walk, but he first raised his own crop in 2003 on the family farm in LaCenter, Kentucky. He was 22 at the time. "On this plot of land, there was my dad, my granddad and my great-granddad," he says. "So that makes me fourth-generation."...
Bankruptcies (07/21/14)
Bankruptcies filed through June for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case numbers. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Fungus likely to take a hit on banana crops worldwide (07/21/14)
If a banana is part of your daily breakfast fare, you may want to brace yourself for this news: A fungus is making its way across the globe, destroying banana crops and threatening to deplete the world's supply of the popular fruit. The TR4 fungus, also called Fusarium wilt or Panama disease, has spread from Asia to Africa to the Middle East, and is now thought to have entered Latin America, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization...