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The Dent County Health Center and the Council for a Healthy Dent County Boards of Directors are pleased to announce the Council will assume management oversight of the Salem Fitness Center effective February 1, 2012. Since the Fitness Center started it has been administered under the Dent County Health Center (DCHC).  The Center’s revenues come from a combination of: member dues, class fees, and community donations. Recently the Council for a Healthy Dent County joined the Salem TCRC partnership as managing partner. Several meetings were held to discuss the prospect resulting in a proposal from the Council to the Health Center for the Council to assume administrative and programmatic responsibilities for the Salem Fitness Center. The Council for a Healthy Dent County is a non-profit 501c3 organization with the capacity to continue the role previously fulfilled by the Dent County Health Center. The Salem Fitness Center was formed in 2003 and originally operated as the Cardiovascular Wellness Program. Initial funding for the center was a three-year Missouri Foundation for Health grant. The grant provided resources for equipment and limited funding for staff. Both the Fitness Center and Salem TCRC programs will continue to operate out of the Salem Freedom Activity Center at 1200 W. Rolla Road in Salem, Missouri, and many benefits to the joint-operation are expected. The Council will work with current staff and volunteers to continue to improve and enhance the Center for the good of the community. The transition plan includes both short-term and long-term items for implementation. Organizations and individuals having an interest in supporting the Salem Fitness Center and/or to request additional programs and services are encouraged to contact the Center at (573) 739-1127, by email at info@salemfitnesscenter.org or in person at the Salem Freedom Activity Center, 1200 W. Rolla Road in Salem in the former National Guard Armory.

There will be a Forage and Beef Conference at the Knights of Columbus on Highway UU in Cuba on Monday, February 13th. Registration begins at 12:30 pm and the cost is $10 per person payable at the door. Topics will include: stockpiling fescue, weed management, electric fencing, producer panel and cattle to fit the environment. Dinner will be served at 6:30. Those interested in the Forage and Beef Conference are asked to RSVP by Monday, January 30th to the Crawford County Soil and Water Conservation at 1-800-364-8732 EXT 3 or (573) 364-6202 EXT 3. The Forage and Beef Conference is sponsored by: Soil & Water Conservation Districts, University of Missouri Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service in Crawford, Phelps, Maries, Dent and Gasconade Counties, Maries County Bank and Branches, Crawford County Farm Bureau, Dent County Farm Bureau, Gasconade County Farm Bureau, Maries County Farm Bureau, Phelps County Farm Bureau, Crawford County Cattlemen’s Association, Bank of Salem, Peoples Bank of Cuba, Steelville, Sullivan and Bourbon, Bank of Sullivan’s-Cuba Banking Center, First Community National Bank of Cuba, Steelville, Sullivan, Rolla, Vienna and Eureka, Mid-America Bank and Town & Country Bank of Rolla, St. James, Salem and Bourbon.

The Dent County One Ton Weight Loss Challenge Committee would like to announce monthly activities that are planned to help participants realize their weight loss goals. Teams are encouraged to participate in the Relay for Life Zumbathon scheduled for Saturday, January 28th from 8:00 am to 12:00 (noon) at the Salem Upper Elementary School.  In February a Bowling Tournament is planned for Saturday, February 18th beginning at 1:00 PM at the Salem Bowling Center. Teams of five can register by calling 729-8163. The cost is $15 per person. All activities are open to the public; you don't have to be a member of the One Ton Weight Loss Challenge to participate. Dent County One Ton Weight Loss Challenge committee members include:  Cindy Rumpf, Salem R-80 School Superintendent; Karla Tiefenthaler, Northwood R-IV Superintendent; Susie Cahill, Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer; Sherry Lea and Liz Gruendel representing the Council for a Healthy Dent County. For additional information please call Susie at 247-1877 or e-mail loseoneton@gmail.com.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Lady Tigers will host Steelville tonight starting with the JV at 6:00 with the varsity contest to follow. Salem is 3-14 on the year and 1-2 in the SCA. You can hear the varsity game on KSMO and ksmoradio.com. The game is also available live on subscription on the Internet on fidelitylocal6.com

Le'Bryan Nash scored 14 points during a late, game-changing 17-4 run as Oklahoma State shocked No. 2 Missouri, 79-72. Ricardo Ratliffe had a double-double with 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Tigers (18-2, 5-2). Missouri had its four-game winning streak snapped. Missouri will host Texas Tech on Saturday.

Attention Parents of All Boys and Girls currently enrolled in the First through Sixth Grade. The City of Salem Winter Youth League Basketball Program is just around the corner. Sign-ups will be held in the front lobby of the Salem Freedom Activity Center (formerly the National Guard Armory) located at 1201 West Rolla Road today from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Sign-ups will also be held TODAY and Friday, January 27th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and the FINAL SIGN-UP will be held on Saturday, January 28th from 9:00 am until 12:00 (NOON). These will be the ONLY sign-ups and the cost is $20.00 per child. For more information about the City of Salem Winter Youth League Basketball Program, contact the City of Salem Parks & Recreation Director Greg Nash by calling 729-6290.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Goldie D. Ludlow of Brookfield, MO., age 83, will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 Friday night. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.

Funeral services for Bill Yocom of Davisville, age 89, will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.

Funeral services for Mary ‘Linda’ Dablemont of Columbus, OH and formerly of Rolla, age 73, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Chapel in St. James. Visitation will be held Friday night from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Wynn Maxwell Cemetery. 

Memorial services for Leonard Patrick Stephenson of Spokane, Washington and formerly of Salem, age 79, will be held Saturday at the Riverview Chapel in Spokane, Washington. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Spokane at www.hospiceofspokane.org.

Funeral services for Robert ‘Bob’ Sullivan of Steelville, age 85, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be held from 9:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.

Graveside service for Sally Ann Luhring of Steelville, age 53, will be held Sunday at 2:00 at the Steelville Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville.

Funeral services for Bertha Ellen Woods of Steelville, age 79, will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be held Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Davisville Cemetery.

 Weather [TOP]

Today..Cloudy with a 30% chance of rain, high of 49.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 24.
Friday..Mostly sunny, high of 49.
Friday night..Mostly cloudy, low of 29.
Saturday..Sunny, high of 42.
Saturday night..Mostly clear, low of 25.
Sunday..Mostly sunny, high of 40.
Sunday night..Partly cloudy, low of 28.

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