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The Dent County Commission met Thursday morning at the Dent County Courthouse. In the road report, brush would be cut on Dent County Road 5590 and two trucks will be hauling brown rock according to District 1 Commissioner Dennis Purcell. He also said that two men would be putting up county road number signs, and also a speed limit sign and post on county road 2400. In District 2, Commissioner Gary Larson reported that two men would be cutting brush on Dent County Road 5240 and materials would be hauled to county road 3210. Larson stated that two men would be hauling rock from the creek and screening may occur if the rock is not frozen. Larson did say that work was being done on county truck #68. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles attended the CCAM Board meeting Wednesday in Jefferson City and reported the board heard a presentation from the Missouri Prosecutors Association about introducing legislation to create multi-county prosecutorial districts. This would help control the increased costs of prosecution for each county in the state. This discussion is all in its preliminary state. Skiles said the courthouse would be closed on Monday for Martin Luther King Day. He also wants to remind everyone to attend the Draft General Management Plan Open House tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Salem City Hall Auditorium located at 202 North Washington in Salem. Skiles said other public meetings would be held Tuesday, January 21st at the Van Buren Youth & Community Center in Van Buren; and on Wednesday, January 22nd at the Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center located at 11715 Cragwold Road in Kirkwood. Both of these meetings will also be held from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening as an Open House on the Draft General Management Plan with a Wilderness Hearing from 8:00 to 9:00 to follow. Skiles said the three alternatives all have some restrictions and would eliminate all gigging north of Pulltite and also eliminate the use of motorboats in those areas. In his opinion, the only logical choice is to take no action. Dent County Clerk Angie Curley reported that her office, the assessor and the collector all balanced for the month on collections and abatements. She also said that copies of the 2014 proposed county budget would be available this morning at 8:00. The next meeting of the Dent County Commissioners would be Thursday, January 23rd at 9:00 in the morning at the courthouse and the meeting is open to the public.

The Dent County Sheriff’s Office has released a report for Wednesday, January 15th. At 5:40 in the evening, deputies with assistance from the Salem Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, executed a search warrant at a residence in the 8500 block of Highway 68 in Salem. During the search, a plastic bottle with electrical tape wrapped around it was found in a dew rag hanging on the wall. Upon opening the bottle, approximately 25 grams of a crystalline substance was found secreted inside. The substance field-tested positive for methamphetamine. The methamphetamine was packaged inside one large self-sealing baggie and packaged into 10 smaller quantities. The approximate weight of the baggies ranged from 1 gram to 7 gram per baggie. As a result, 48-year old Henry D. Fann and Jacqulyn F. Hobson, both of Salem, were arrested. Fann is being held on a $250,000 cash only bond while Hobson is being held on $25,000 cash only bond. 

Highway 32 in Iron County will be reduced to one lane as MoDOT crews perform edge rut repairs. This section of roadway is located from Highway 49 to Route KK. Work will take place Tuesday, January 21st through Friday, January 24th from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs.  For additional information, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center at 1-888-275-6636.

Sports [TOP]

Signups for the City of Salem Youth Basketball program will take place today from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. They will also take place on Thursday and Friday, January 23rd and 24th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The final signup will be held Saturday, January 25th from 9:00 a.m. until noon. All signups will be at the Salem Community Center @ the Armory. This league is for all boys and girls that are currently enrolled in 1st through 6th grades. The cost is $20 per child. If you have any questions, contact Parks and Recreation Director Greg Nash at 729-6290.

The Salem Lady Tigers topped the Houston Lady Tigers on Thursday, 56-52. Savannah Hanning scored 17 points while Cortney Putman and Kari Hatridge each added 14 points for the Lady Tigers, who move to 5-8 on the year and 1-1 in the SCA. Salem will play next Friday at Licking.

The Salem Tiger Boys basketball team will be in Mountain Grove tonight to play the Panthers. Salem is 4-6 on the year and JV will start at 6:00 with the varsity to follow. You’ll be able to hear the varsity game on KSMO Radio and online at

Rod Odum finished with 24 points and eight rebounds as the Vanderbilt Commodores held on for a 78-75 victory over the Missouri Tigers in a SEC tilt. Jabari Brown paced Missouri (13-3, 1-2) with 22 points. Jordan Clarkson scored 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting from the floor while Earnest Ross nearly notched a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds. Missouri will host Alabama on Saturday and you can hear it on KSMO starting at 12:30 in the afternoon.

Jonathan Quick made 28 stops, while Trevor Lewis scored twice in the third period to help Los Angeles claim a 4-1 victory over St. Louis at Scottrade Center. T.J. Oshie provided the sole offense for the Blues, who will host the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday and you can hear it on KSMO Radio starting at 6:30.

The Pro Football Writers' All-Pro team has been announced and three Kansas City Chiefs and two St. Louis Rams landed honors. For Kansas City, running back Jamaal Charles, safety Eric Berry, and returner Dexter McCluster were named to the team. St. Louis defensive end Robert Quinn and punter Johnny Hekker were also named to the All-Pro Team. Quinn was also voted Defensive Player of the Year by the PFWA.

Obituaries   [TOP] 

Funeral services for Alvie Herrien of Bunker, age 84, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the McSpadden Funeral Home in Bunker. Interment will be in the Bunker Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Herrien family.

Funeral services for Audrey Hinsen of Rolla, age 85, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the McSpadden Funeral Home in Bunker. Visitation will be from 10:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Crossville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

A Celebration of Life service for Jack Arthur Mathes Jr. formerly of Salem, age 53, will be held Saturday at 2:00 at the Salem Full Gospel Church with Elder Bill Mathes officiating. Memorials may be made to the Mathes family. Arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem.

Graveside services for Ira V. Scott Jr. of St. James, age 89, will be held Sunday at 1:00 at the Malden Memorial Park in Malden, MO. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 to 6:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.

Funeral services for Donald Hoyt Botkin of Salem, age 76, will be Tuesday at 11:00 at the Boss Assembly of God Church. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. Interment will be in the Boss Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Memorials may be made to the Botkin Family for funeral expenses.

Funeral services for Gerald "Jerry" Marsh of Plymouth, Indiana, age 89, will be Wednesday at 2:00 at the Fox Funeral Home in Licking. Visitation will be from 1:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the Ozark Hills Memorial Garden in Rolla.

Weather   [TOP]

Today..Mostly cloudy then clearing, high of 25.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 15.
Saturday..Mostly sunny, high of 47.
Saturday night..Mostly clear, low of 25.
Sunday..Mostly sunny, high of 51.
Sunday night..Mostly clear, low of 32.
Monday..Mostly sunny, high of 46.
Monday night..Partly cloudy, low of 22.



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