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Gerald Hitt

Gerald W. Hitt, 75, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at Chateau Girardeau. Gerald was born Oct. 10, 1947, in Jackson, son of the late Wesley and Emma Wendel Hitt. He and Donna Williams were married on July 5, 1969, in Gordonville. Donna preceded him in death March

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Elisabeth ‘Babs’ Martin

Elisabeth Baerbel “Babs” Martin, 79, of Jackson passed away Sunday, March 12, 2023, at Villas of Jackson. Babs was born July 26, 1943, in Bickenbach, Hesse, Germany, to Valentin and Erna Klinge Assmus. Babs met her future husband, James R. “Jim” Martin at a pizza parlor in Germany while he

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Alberta Gross

Alberta L. Gross, 96, of Gordonville, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2023, at the home of her daughter in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 12, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, to Albert L. and Hannah H. Hargens Ahrens. She was baptized Feb. 22, 1927, at Zion Methodist Church in Gordonville.

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William Riser

William Hall (Bill) Riser, 83, went to his heavenly home on March 11, 2023, while at home in the care of his wife, hospice, and friends. He was born Aug. 29, 1939, son of Dr. John Sherwood Riser and Rubye Culpepper Riser and spent his early childhood in Memphis, TN,

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Raymond Bohnert

Raymond (Ray) O. Bohnert, 82, of Perryville, joined the heavenly choir on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at Independence Care Center in Perryville, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 16, 1940, in Longtown to Otto G. and Edna (Tanz) Bohnert. They both preceded him in death. He and

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Kenneth Bender

Kenneth Eugene Bender died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 97 years of age. He was born at home on Sept. 7, 1925, in Cape Girardeau to Martin Gottfried and Elinor Hermine Wilder Bender. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife

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Birth Announcements

Freya Taylor was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jared Murray

Mr. and Mrs. Jared Murray of Cape Girardeau, are parents of a daughter named Freya Taylor, born January 14, 2023, at 10:30 a.m., at SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau. She weighed 4 pounds, 15 ounces. She has one brother. Mrs. Murray is the former Megan Randolph, daughter of Matt and Nancy

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Noah Reid was born to Mr. and Mrs. Matt Howard

Mr. and Mrs. Matt Howard of Millersville, are parents of a son named Noah Reid, born Jan. 12, 2023, at 12:07 a.m., at SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces. He has two brothers. Mrs. Howard is the former Halie Deimund, daughter of Richard Deimund and Erin

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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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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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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

Four-Cheese Spaghetti Casserole

Ingredients: 1 lb. lean ground beef 1/2 lb. Italian sausage 1 medium onion, diced 2 tsp. minced garlic 32 oz. jar Marinara 1/2 c. sour cream 1 c. Parmesan cheese (divided into two 1/2 cups) 8 oz. cream cheese at room temperature 1 Tbsp. parsley 1 small container Ricotta cheese

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients: 1-1/2 c. all purpose flour 2/3 c. sugar or sugar substitute 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 2 mashed ripe bananas (@ 1 c.) 1 large egg 1 tsp. pure vanilla 1/2 c. unsalted butter, melted 1/3 c. milk 1 c. chocolate chips Directions: Preheat oven to 350.

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Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar 4 Tbsp. Honey Juice of one lemon 2 tsp. Dijon mustard 1/2 tsp.minced garlic Salt & pepper to taste Directions: Whisk together ingredients in mixing bowl and chill before serving. (To make a creamier version use an immersion

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