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The 2012 “My Favorite Valentine Giveaway”, sponsored by MFA Agri-Services of Salem, That Special Touch Florist, the Brick House Grill, Studio Salon, The Hot Spot Tanning & KSMO Radio is pleased to announce that the Grand Prize Winner is Patricia Harrison. Harrison won a dozen roses from That Special Touch Florist, dinner for two at the Brick House Grill; a cut, style & make-up application from Studio Salon, five tans from the Hot Spot Tanning and a basket full of goodies. Terry Parsons won the Spring Floral Bouquet from That Special Touch Florist. Congratulations to the winners and everyone that participated in the 2012 “My Favorite Valentine Giveaway.”

The Dent County Commissioners held their regular meeting at the Dent County Courthouse Thursday morning. In the road report, District 1 Commissioner Dennis Purcell stated that brush would cut on Dent County Roads 5360, 6400 and 5410. He said that materials would be added to Dent County Road 6090 and that a crossover pipe is going to be replaced on Dent County Road 5510. District 2 Commissioner Gary Larson said that even though it is wet, grading was going to be attempted on Dent County Roads 2630, 3180, 4283 and 4285. Larson stated that materials were going to be added to Dent County Road 2200 and also on Dent County Road 2340 where grading will also be done. Larson indicated that brush was going to be cut on Dent County Road 3120. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles presided over a Public Housing Authority meeting Thursday and also attended the Transportation Advisory Committee meeting at the MRPC. All three commissioners attended the Dent County Cattlemen’s Annual “Meet Your Legislators” night at the Bank of Salem Courtesy Room on Thursday night. Skiles announced that the sales tax received in February was $3,300 more than February of 2011, and for the year to date, the sales tax increase over last year’s figure is $500.03. Dent County Clerk Angie Curley reported that her office and the treasurer balanced on all accounts for January. She said that the last day to register to vote for the April Municipal election would be on March 7th. At the last meeting, Curt Faigle from the Road Rally brought in their “letter of insurance” certificate and the commissioners signed a letter of support for the rally. The Commissioners also reviewed the collector’s abatements, collections and add-ons for the month of January. The next meeting of the Dent County Commissioners will be held Monday morning at 9:00 at the courthouse and it is open to the public.

The 24th Annual Missouri Youth Livestock Grading/Judging Workshop/Contest will be held on Saturday, March 10th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Trowbridge Livestock Center in Columbia. The workshop is open to ages 8-14 and there will be a $6 fee. The contest is open to ages 10-18 (teams of 4 or individual) and there will also be a $6 fee. A completed registration form and $6 fee must be post-marked by TODAY. There will be no refunds or on-site registrations accepted, but substitutions may be made at check-in.

Turkey hunters have until February 29th to apply for managed hunts during Missouri’s 2012 spring turkey season. All 19 managed turkey hunts are listed in the “2012 Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information" booklet. The booklet and website have application instructions, outlook information on Missouri’s turkey population, conservation areas where turkey hunting is allowed, related regulations and more. The print version of the booklet will be available from hunting permit vendors and at Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offices in mid-February. In addition to 11 hunts open to all firearms turkey hunters, this year’s offerings include a managed hunt for archers, five hunts for youths age 11 through 15 and two hunts for people with disabilities. Managed hunts will take place during the youth turkey season, March 31st to April 1st, or regular turkey season, April 16th through May 6th. Hunters may apply individually or in groups of up to three for most hunts. Successful applicants will receive notice of their hunt dates and other information by mail. Drawing results will be posted March 14th through May 6th. The number of hunters allowed to take part in each managed hunt ranges from 10 to 40. The bag limit for managed hunts is one male turkey or turkey with visible beard. Turkeys taken during a managed hunt count toward the season limit of two. For the youth hunt and the hunt for people with disabilities at Smithville Lake, applications should be made by phone by calling (816) 858-5718. To apply for the hunt for people with disabilities at Bois D’Arc CA, call (417) 742-4361. Applications for other hunts should be made online at

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Boys Basketball Varsity Tigers will host the Thayer Bobcats tonight in a key SCA contest starting at about 7:20. The JV contest will begin at about 6:00 with the varsity game to follow after this year’s seniors are saluted between the games. The Tigers have won their last six games and have a record of 11-11 overall, 3-1 in the SCA. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio, online on, and watch the game by subscription on the Internet at

The Salem Varsity Lady Basketball Tigers trounced the Newburg JV Lady Wolves Thursday afternoon by the final score of 85-17. Courtney Putman scored 15 points to lead the Lady Tigers followed by Bailey Barnes with 12 points and Darian Grogan with 11 points. Salem is 5-17 on the year and will face the Newburg Varsity Lady Wolves Saturday afternoon at 4:30 at the Newburg Gym.

T.J. Oshie scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Blues a 4-3 victory over the Devils at Prudential Center. Brian Elliot relieved an ineffective Jaroslav Halak in the second period and stopped all 15 shots he faced before denying three Devils skaters in the shootout. Patrik Berglund scored with 5:50 remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime, while Chris Stewart and David Perron also scored for St. Louis, which ended its three-game road trip with two straight victories. The Blues will host the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday at 7:00.

The fourth ranked Missouri Tiger basketball team will host Baylor Saturday afternoon in a key Big 12 match-up. Missouri is 22-2 on the year and you’ll be able to hear the game on KSMO Radio starting with the pre-game show at noon.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Sylvia Cleone Bedwell of Bella Vista, Arkansas, age 86, will be held Saturday at 12:00 (noon) at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 10:30 until service time. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Funeral services for Maggie Lorraine Williams of Salem, age 94, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be held from 11:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Autism research.

Funeral services for Ms. Laura Irene (Tighe) Gorman, of Licking, age 82, will be held Monday at 11:00 at the Fox Funeral Home in Licking. Visitation will be Sunday from 6:00 8:00. Interment will be in the Patterson Cemetery. Memorial contribution may be made to the Patterson Cemetery.

Funeral services for Sue Counts of Salem, age 69, will be held Tuesday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery in Salem. Memorials may be made to St. Judes.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain and snow early, high of 42.
Tonight..Partly cloudy, low of 15.
Saturday..Sunny, high of 28.
Saturday night..Mostly clear, low of 10.
Sunday. Sunny, high of 35.
Sunday night..Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow late, low of 23.



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