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Grace Schaper

Isa G. “Grace” Schaper, age 97 of Jackson, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2024, at the Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Aug. 10, 1926, in Okemah, OK, to Arthur E. and Ruby McCain Moore. Grace and Randolph R. Schaper were married April 7, 1946, in Chickasha, OK. They

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Hazel Masterson

Hazel Masterson, 90, of Jackson died Saturday, May 11, 2024, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 15, 1934, in Neely’s Landing to Alfred F. Meyer and Vertie Cotner Meyer. Hazel and Joe Masterson were married June 17, 1951, at New McKendree UMC in Jackson. Survivors

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Kevin Eftink

Kevin Eugene Eftink, 57, of Park Hills, formerly of Chaffee, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2024 with family at his side. He was born Aug. 3, 1966 to Eugene and Jerralee (Gosche) Eftink. In 1980, he graduated eighth grade from St. Ambrose Catholic School and was a 1984 graduate

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Duane Pensel

Duane A. Pensel, 65, of Jackson, passed away Friday, May 10, 2024. He was born Nov. 1, 1958, in Cape Girardeau to Carl and Dorothy Schwab Pensel. He and Teresa “Terry” Gorton were married Sept. 6, 1986, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. Duane was baptized at Trinity Lutheran

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Steven Proffer

Steven Michael Proffer, 69, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at his home. Steve was a beloved father, papa, brother, son, uncle, and friend. He was born March 4, 1955, in Cape Girardeau, son of Ben F. and Mildred Nitsch Proffer. Steve loved fishing, hunting, and football —

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Donald Schuette, Sr.

Donald F. Schuette, Sr., 87, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. The oldest of three sons, Don was born Feb. 19, 1937, in Millersville to Fred and Lucille Kistner Schuette. He and Nancy Whitledge were married Sept. 8, 1956. Don attended

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Birth Announcements

Evie Louise was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Matthew Roth

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Matthew Roth are parents of a daughter named Evie Louise, born April 30, 2024, at 7:21 p.m., at Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. She weighed 7 pounds. She has one brother. Mrs. Roth is the former Melanie Jean Dippold, daughter of Richard and Carol Dippold of

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Apollos Dean was born to Mr. and Mrs. David Dale Peters

Mr. and Mrs. David Dale Peters of Jackson, are parents of a son named Apollos Dean, born April 30, 2024, at 4:40 a.m. at Family BirthPlace in Cape Girardeau. He weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces. He has one sister. Mrs. Peters is the former Brittney Jo Sides, daughter of Scott

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Elliott Jacob was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Shelton

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Shelton of Jackson are parents of a son, named Elliott Jacob, born Jan. 18, 2024, at 1:46 p.m. at Mercy Hospital Southeast in Cape Girardeau. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces. He has a brother. Mrs. Shelton is the former Chloe Moore, daughter of and Charles

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Weddings

Morgan Louise Bangert – Ethan Lloyd Broshuis

Morgan Louise Bangert and Ethan Lloyd Broshuis of Leopold exchanged wedding vows Oct. 22, 2022, at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Leopold. Father Anthony Thekkanath officiated at the double-ring ceremony. Reader was Andrea Bueter of Leopold. Music was provided by Shelbee Miller of Leopold, organist, and Steve

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Engagements

Gerlie German – Joseph Tucker

Gerlie German of Farmington and Joseph Glennon Tucker of Perryville wish to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Gerlie is the daughter of Roger and Violeta German of Mangatarem in Pangasinan, Philippines. She is a 2006 graduate of Mangatarem National High School special science curriculum and a 2011 graduate of

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Anniversaries

Barkses celebrate 60 years

Glenda and Jerry Barks were married April 28, 1967, in Sedgewickville. They are both graduates of Meadow Heights High School. Glenda is the daughter of the late Robert and Dessie Robinson. Jerry is the son of the late Paul and Lucille Barks. They have two daughters, Becky (Gary) Peters and

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La Petite Chef Recipes

Dill Tuna Salad

Ingredients: 12 oz. can white Albacore tuna, drained 1/4 c. Duke’s mayo Juice of one lemon 1/2 tsp. dry or fresh dill (or to taste) 1 tsp. mustard 1 tsp. red onion, finely diced 3/4 tsp. Dash seasoning Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Combine all ingredients and serve with

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Thai Fried Rice

Ingredients: 6-8 oz. protein, cooked in sesame oil or a neutral oil (approx. 2 TBSP. oil) 4 c. cooked Jasmine rice (best if cooked earlier and cooled in fridge) 1 small white onion, chopped 1 c. frozen peas and carrots, thawed 2 eggs slightly beaten Lime wedges for garnish (optional)

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Ingredients: 1 1/2 c. all purpose flour 3 1/2 TBSP. premium cocoa powder 1 tsp. baking soda Pinch of sea salt 2/3 c. buttermilk 1 3/4 tsp. white vinegar 1 tsp. pure vanilla 1 tsp. of red food coloring 1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter, softened to room temp. 1 heaping

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