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The Dent County Commissioners held their meeting Thursday morning at the courthouse. District 1 Commissioner Dennis Purcell reported that working with a small crew, he would have a crew out picking up old tires on Dent County Roads 6370, 6410 and 5015. He also said there would be a man stockpiling rock at the Road and Bridge Department for future use. District 2 Commissioner Gary Larson reported he also was working with a small crew, and brush would be cut on Dent County Road 2590 and one man would be stockpiling rock as well. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles wanted to express his desire for everyone to have safe travels for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and to also stop a moment and be thankful for all that you have. Dent County Clerk Angie Curley reported that work continues on budgets. There will be no Commission meeting on Monday, November 24th due to Commissioners attending the Missouri Association County Conference. There also will be no meeting due the Dent County Courthouse being closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday. The next meeting will be Monday and it is open to the public.

The Salem Police Department released their report for the month of October. During the month, they wrote three equipment repair orders, 29 summons to appear in court, 17 warning tickets, and 26 traffic tickets. The Salem Police Department investigated 15 accidents, three assaults, three burglaries, two reports of disorderly conduct, one report of domestic assault, three reports of domestic violence, seven reports of driving while intoxicated, one report of driving while revoked and/or suspended, two reports of endangering the welfare of a child, one report of forgery, and one report of a minor in possession of intoxicants. The department also investigated two reports of open beer and/or liquor containers, six reports of property damage, 15 reports of stealing, one report of unlawful possession of a firearm, one report of unlawful use of a weapon, one report of tampering, one report of trespassing and one 96-hour commitment. They also investigated two reports of possession of amphetamine, one report of possession of barbiturate, two reports of possession of benzodazephine, three reports of possession of marijuana, one report of possession of opium or derivative, five reports of possession of drug paraphernalia, one report of possession of synthetic drugs and one report of selling amphetamine drugs. The Salem Police Department also conducted two reports of sudden death. The police department received 1,727 calls for service during the month, handled 146 walk-ins to the station, and redirected 80 calls to the animal control officer. They spent 22 hours in court testifying, four hours as court bailiff and spent 20 hours teaching D.A.R.E. The calls in October included 18 calls for escorts, four calls for an intoxicated driver, two calls for a prowler, four calls for a suspicious person and/or vehicle, seven intoxicated pedestrian calls, 16 calls for domestic disputes, and eleven calls for a wrecker. There were seven 911 calls, eight calls for peace disturbances, five calls for alarms sounding, six calls for fights in progress, 11 ambulance assist calls, one call for drag racing and/or speeding vehicles, two fire calls and seven calls for property damage.  The Salem Police Department drove a total of 8,406 miles and arrested 23 males and 16 females during the month of October.

Native trees, shrubs, and woody vines can help improve wildlife habitat and soil and water conservation while also improving the appearance and value of private property. The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) George O. White State Nursery near Licking offers Missouri residents a variety of native seedlings for reforestation, windbreaks, erosion control, as well as for wildlife food and cover. The State Nursery provides mainly one-year-old bare-root seedlings with sizes varying by species. Seedlings are available in quantities of 10, 25, or 100 per species. Prices for seedling quantities range from $6-32 per bundle. Receive a 15-percent discount up to $20 off seedling orders with a Heritage Card. Orders can be placed until April 15, 2015. Orders will be shipped or can be picked up at the State Nursery from February through May. Quantities are limited so order early. Seedlings varieties include pine, pecan, oak, dogwood, tulip poplar, cottonwood, sweetgum, cypress, birch, hickory, willow, persimmon, pawpaw, deciduous holly, redbud, wild plum, ninebark, witch hazel, serviceberry, mulberry, elderberry, and many others. Images and information on available items, and ordering information, can be found in the Department’s 2014-2015 Seedling Order Form catalogue. The catalogue is available in the November issue of the Missouri Conservationist, at MDC regional offices and nature centers, online at mdc.mo.gov, or by calling the State Nursery at 573-674-3229.

Sports [TOP]

Max Pacioretty scored two goals on his 26th birthday, helping the Montreal Canadiens beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Thursday at Bell Centre. Rookie Jake Allen stopped 26-of-30 shots for St. Louis, which has opened a four-game road trip with consecutive losses. The Blues had won 10 of 11 before Tuesday's 2-0 loss to Boston. The Blues will be in Ottawa on Saturday to face the Senators and you can hear that game on KSMO starting at 1:30. The Blues will also be in Winnipeg on Sunday to play the Jets and you can hear that game on KSMO starting at 3:00. 

The 19th ranked Missouri Tiger football team will be in Tennessee on Saturday to face the Volunteers. The Tigers are 8-2 on the year and 5-1 in the SEC. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio starting with the pre-game show at 5:30.

Rookie quarterback Derek Carr led the way as the Oakland Raiders put an end to their 16-game losing streak with a thrilling 24-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Alex Smith completed 20-of-36 passes for 234 yards with two touchdowns and Jamaal Charles ran 19 times for 80 yards while also adding a receiving score for the Chiefs (7-4), who will host the Denver Broncos on Sunday, November 30th.

The St. Louis Rams will be in San Diego this Sunday to play the Chargers at 3:05. The Rams are 4-6 on the year.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Jennifer Ousley of Rolla, age 35, will be held today at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Vida. Memorials may be made to the Ousley Girls Education Fund.

Graveside services for Estelle (Pryor) Huizenga of Kansas City and formerly of Salem, age 96, will be held today at 1:00 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. 

Funeral services for Inez Akins of Bunker, age 101, will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 at the McSpadden Funeral Home in Bunker. Visitation will be tonight from 4:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Corridon-Reynolds Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ohlman Missionary Baptist Church or the Corridon-Reynolds Cemetery.

Weather   [TOP]

Today..Cloudy with a 40% chance of rain, high of 40.
Tonight..Cloudy with a 40% chance of rain, low of 37.
Saturday..Cloudy with a 60% chance of rain, high of 54.
Saturday night.. Cloudy with a 70% chance of rain, low of 45.
Sunday..Cloudy with an 80% chance of rain, high of 55.
Sunday night..Cloudy with a 70% chance of rain, low of 37.

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