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The Dent County Commissioners regular meeting was held Thursday morning at the Dent County Courthouse. At the meeting, Rob Heberer of Erb Equipment from Cuba discussed the lease and/or purchase of a new loader with the commission. The commission took the literature to review but made no decisions. Thom Haines from the National Forest Service stopped by to let the commission know of a special meeting to be held on March 3rd at the ONCRC for loggers interested in bidding on the downed lumber from the high winds from last May. He also wanted to know if the commission had any policies about signage on the county roads for special operations such as logging. They do not, but believe it would be advisable for anyone doing any work in a county road to warn the public they are working there. In their reports, District Commissioner Dennis Purcell said that he and Commissioner Larson attended a Missouri Department of Conservation Streams Crossing workshop that addressed bridge problems and failures as well as the BRO program. Purcell said that the workers are repairing a windshield on county truck #119, cutting brush on Dent County Road 4110, adding rock to Dent County Road 6190 and checking Dent County Roads 5540, 5550, 5570 and 5690 for muddy conditions. Purcell also said that the commission is accepting grader blade bids and culvert bids until 10:00 AM Thursday morning, February 25th. District 2 Commissioner Gary Larson said that work crews will be hauling rock to the muddy spots on Dent County Roads 2110, 2380, 2570, 3130, 3140 and 3263. They will also be removing the snow blade from county truck #116. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles reported that he attended the TAC meeting last week at the MRPC and that they prioritized the needs in this area, and the #1 priority was new and wider shoulders and the repaving of Highway 19 from Salem to Steelville. He also said that the three bridges to be replaced in Dent County would be done in August, September and October of 2011. Skiles stated that he was examining the $12,900 that Dent County was charged for guard duty in the Nash trial, much of which was said to be overtime. Skiles has received the records on the guards from Phelps County, but two of the guards were from Pulaski County and one was from Texas County and he has not received those records yet. He said that he has found some inconsistencies and sent a letter to Judge Long asking for an extension until April 1st for Dent County to pay the remaining balance on what they owe for the change of venue to Phelps County. He has not yet heard back from the judge. Dent County Clerk Angie Curley said that the last day to register to vote for the April election would be on March 10th. She also said that if you did NOT receive a voter registration card in the mail, or you have moved since the last election, please contact her office so that they can update your voter information allowing you to vote in the April election. At the last meeting, the commission approved the phone bids for unleaded fuel from MFA Oil for $2.116, and the diesel fuel bid from Hocker Oil for $2.067. The next meeting of the Dent County Commissioners will be held Monday morning at 9:00 at the courthouse and the meeting is open to the public.

The Salem R-80 Board of Education Superintendent Search Committee will conduct several meetings at the district administrative offices boardroom. The first will be on Friday, February 19th at 6:00 pm, then on Saturday, February 20th at 9:00 am and on Sunday, February 21st at 1:30 in the afternoon. After approval of the agenda the Board will adjourn and go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing personnel.

A Relay for Life BB gun shoot will be held tomorrow at the American Legion Post #99 starting at 1:30 sponsored by the Patriots and Putters (American Legion and the Spring Creek Country Club). The BB guns will be provided and food will be available. For more information, call 729-6326.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Lady Basketball Tigers only scored two 4th quarter points, and the Ava Lady Bears were perfect from the free-throw line down the stretch to come from behind and beat Salem, 41-36. Jennifer Herndon led the Lady Tigers with 14 points and eight rebounds, while Danielle Connell netted 13 points. Salem finished the regular season with an 11-14 record and 3-4 in the SCA. They will face Eldon in the first round of district play Monday at Eldon. Ticket prices for the district tournament are $4.00 per game. You can hear that game on KSMO Radio and online at

The Salem Boys Basketball Tigers will host the Ava Bears tonight at the Salem High School Gym starting at 6;00 with the JV game.. In between the JV and varsity game the 2010 Basketball Homecoming Queen will be announced. The homecoming court includes sophomore class attendant Mackenzie Wulff, junior class attendant, Ashley Jadwin, and the senior homecoming candidates that include Danielle Connell, Houlie Ibrahim and Kayla Meade. Escorts will include basketball players Steven Morton, Phil Moser, Jonathan Hambacker, Andy Kissir and Dex West. It is also Senior night where seniors Andy Kissir and Phillip Moser will honor their parents.  You can hear the game on KSMO and

The Missouri Tigers will be at Nebraska tomorrow starting at 4:30 in Big 12 play. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Bobby Wesley Barton of House Springs formerly of Boss, age 74, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Interment will be in the Boss Cemetery.

Funeral services for Ruth Maxine Blackwell of Osage Beach, formerly of Salem, age 85, will be this morning at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem Interment will be in the Blackwell Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Osage Beach Health Center.

Funeral services for Betty M. Henson of Vida will be held today at 12:00 at James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 10:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Pilot Knob Cemetery in Vida.

Graveside services for Ruth K. Jadwin-Bell of Angelton, Texas, age 80, will be held today at 1:00 in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Salem. All arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary of Salem.

Funeral services for June L. Tate of Salem, age 91, will be held Saturday at noon at Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the Corridon-Reynolds Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Grace Community Church.

Graveside services for Patsy M. Springman of Salem, age 98, will be held Sunday at 1:00 at the North Lawn Cemetery. All the arranagements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem.

Funeral services for James Seamon Enloe of Salem, age 78, will be held Monday at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Interment will be in the Empire Cemetery.

Graveside services for Thomas Haley Saltsman of Fairborn, Ohio, formerly of Steelville, age 84, will be held Tuesday at 10:30 at the Steelville Cemetery. All the arrangements are under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for rain, high near 50.
Tonight..Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance for rain, low of 38.
Saturday.. Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance for rain, high of 45.
Saturday night..An 80% chance for rain to change to snow, low of 35.
Sunday..Cloudy with an 80% chance for rain or snow, high of 40.



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