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Stories from Sunday, August 19, 2012

Zalma man arrested on child molestation charges (08/19/12)
BENTON -- A Bollinger County man is in jail on sex-related charges. According to a news release from the Scott County Sheriff's Department, Ronnie G. Lemons, 57, of Zalma is charged with statutory sodomy in the first degree, and two counts of child molestation...
Low-water inspection trip set (08/19/12)
VICKSBURG, Miss. -- The Mississippi River Commission' annual low-water inspection trip in the Missouri Basin is under way and will include a stop in Southeast Missouri. The inspection started Sunday in North Dakota traveling the basin to the confluence with the Mississippi then on the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers. ...
Watering will be vital for a good pecan crop (08/19/12)
SIKESTON -- If pecan tree growers want to avoid having bitter-tasting pecans this fall, now is the time to act. "If you have not watered your pecan trees and have access to water, this is the time of year to water," said Anthony Ohmes, regional agronomy specialist for University of Missouri Extension's Mississippi County office in Charleston...
Sikeston native, friends compete on reality show for The Food Network (08/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Southeast Missouri residents will have the opportunity to root for Sikeston native Tiffany Seth as she and her two friends compete in a national reality TV food competition. Seth and friends -- operating under the team name Momma's Grizzly Grub -- are among eight teams who will compete in the third season of "The Great Food Truck Race," which premieres at 9 p.m. Sunday on The Food Network...
New coach, same style for East Prairie Eagles (08/19/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The man at the helm may be different this season, but East Prairie football fans can expect the same style of Eagles football that they've grown to love. Taking over for long time head coach Jason Aycock, long time East Prairie assistant Chad Jamerson said his squad will stick with the infamous Wing T offense that has served the Eagles well...
Jamboree action (08/19/12)
Brenda Masters (08/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Brenda Masters, 68, formerly of Lilbourn, died Aug. 15, 2012, at her home. She was born Oct. 4, 1943, in Lilbourn, to the late David and Beulah Henderson Hampton. She was married to Clarence "Robert" Masters, and he preceded her in death...
Eugene Dawson (08/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Eugene "Doak" Dawson died Aug. 17, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Eugene was born in Eugene, Mo., to the late Elijah and Fairy Patterson Dawson. He was also preceded in death by one brother, James Dawson; and two sisters Naomi Spalding and Dorothy Hensley...
Society's changes are not all for the best (08/19/12)
Well, school is back in session and even without kids in school any longer, the tempo of life changes when the students return to class. Like many in my age bracket, I have grandchildren back in the classroom. And like virtually all of you, I worry - perhaps needlessly - about what this world promises them...