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The Dent County Commissioners met for their regular meeting at the Dent County Courthouse Thursday morning. In the road report, Commissioners Dennis Purcell and Gary Larson both reported that crews are busy pushing snow and ice throughout each district.  Commissioner Purcell said there is over 300 miles in District 1 and crews were expected to finish their routes by yesterday evening. He said the only difficulty crews have been experiencing is on the chip and seal roads, where it’s much harder to push the ice. Commissioner Larson wanted to let everyone know that if it is a county road it will be graded, but if it is a private road, the county will not grade it. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles reported that he received a phone call from Jerry Lough complimenting the Commission and the county on an excellent job of removing the snow and ice from the roadways. The Commission also took bids for unleaded gas for the county shed and bids for road pipes. At the previous meeting Commissioner Larson suggested that the county not try to bid out the License Bureau due to the lack of planning, lack of room and the lack of time to prepare a plan and all three commissioners agreed. The next meeting of the Commissioners will be Monday morning at 9:00 and the meeting is open to the public.

Take advantage of the opportunity to view bald eagles as they soar over Montauk State Park near Salem. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the park will host two eagle-viewing events. The first will be on Friday, February 6th at 9 a.m. and the second one on Saturday, February 21st at 3:30 p.m. The programs are free and open to the public. Join a park naturalist at the park's stone shelter to learn interesting facts about Missouri eagles and their comeback. Then, observe how the birds hunt and build their nests. Binoculars will be provided. Dress appropriately for the weather. Montauk State Park is located 22 miles south of Salem on Highway 119 or 13 miles east of Licking or 25 miles north of Houston, off of State Route VV. For more information, contact the park naturalist at (573) 548-2225 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 1 (800) 334-6946. For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at www.mostateparks.com.

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Brendon Dowdy scored 15 points and Ben Stickler added 10 more as the Rolla Bulldogs beat the Salem Tigers last night in a makeup game from December, 58-53. Zach Pitchford led all scorers with 17 points followed by C.J. Smith with 15 for Salem who falls to 8-10 on the year with the loss. Salem will host Cabool Tuesday night as they get back into SCA starting at 6:00 with the JV game followed by the varsity contest. Salem is 1-0 in the SCA.

The Salem Lady Basketball Tigers lost to Waynesville Thursday night to fall to 7-10 on the year. The Lady Tiger Basketball Game with Sullivan postponed this past Monday, has been rescheduled for this Saturday at 2:00 at Sullivan.

The Missouri Basketball Tigers will try to start a new winning streak Saturday as they host Baylor starting at 5:00. Missouri is 17-4 on the year and 4-2 in the Big 12. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio starting at 4:30 with the pre-game show.

Rookie Peter Regin netted his first NHL goal with 1:57 left in regulation, as the Ottawa Senators topped the St. Louis Blues, 3-1, at Scottrade Center. Mike Fisher had two scores for Ottawa, which won just its sixth road game of the season. Brad Winchester had the lone goal for St. Louis, which had a two-game win streak snapped. Chris Mason allowed two goals on 29 shots in the loss. The Blues will host Philadelphia Saturday night at 7:30 and you can hear the game on KSMO.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Charles Hampton of Salem, age 76, will be held today at 1:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery.

Funeral services for Margaret Land of Salem, age 80, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Stone Hill Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Funeral services for Vesta Lee (Stluka) Crouch of Salem, age 71, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the United Baptist Tabernacle in Bunker. Visitation will be tonight from 5:00 to 8:00 at Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Memorials may be made to the Stluka Family Cemetery.

Funeral services for Doreen Carmier of Salem, age 78, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the Salem Christian Church. Visitation will be this evening from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Salem Christian Church. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Salem City of Peace Garden Club or the Dent County Animal Shelter. All arrangements are under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel.

Funeral services for Ruth J. Lacy of St. James, age 87, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Chapel in St. James. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 Saturday morning. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or the Tri-County Humane Society.

Funeral services for Billie Vernon Robnett of Fenton will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the Anutt Community Church in Anutt. Visitation will be tonight from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Jay B. Smith Mortuary in Fenton. Interment will be in the Victor Cemetery in Anutt.

Funeral services for Johnny Earl Wilson of Rolla, age 61, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Chapel in St. James. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Brookshire Cemetery in Flat, Missouri. Memorials are suggested to the Johnny E. Wilson Family.

Funeral services for Kenneth L. Roberts of Salem, age 66, will be held Saturday at 2:00 at the James and Gahr Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

Funeral services for Donald Crocker of Seymour, age 80 will be Sunday at noon at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00. Interment will be in the Smith Cemetery in Oates. Military Honors will be held at the Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Back Stoppers.

Funeral services for Earl Q. Sanderson of Salem, age 91, will be held Monday at 1:00 at the New Hope Baptist Church at Hatley, MS. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Lillie Sanderson Family.

Funeral services for Bonnie Muriel Cook of Salem, age 85, will be held today at 1:00 at Wilson Mortuary. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Round Pond Cemetery.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly sunny, high of 35.
Tonight..Partly cloudy, low of 26.
Saturday..Mostly sunny, high of 48.
Saturday night..Mostly clear and blustery, low of 32.
Sunday..Partly sunny, high of 46.
Sunday night..Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance for rain or snow after midnight, low of 26.

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