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The Dent County Commissioners held their regular meeting at the Dent County Courthouse Thursday morning.  At the meeting Thursday, Commissioner Bobby Simpson reported that grading would be done on various white rock roads in the East Spring Creek District, in the Montauk area and on Dent County Road 536.  Simpson also said that the county would be opening up bids Monday morning at 10:00 for chip and seal projects. Commissioner J.J. Tune reported that brush would be cut on Dent County Roads 435, 435B and in the Sligo area.  Tune also said that rock would be hauled to Dent County Road 259 and a crew would be patching Dent County Road 615.  Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles reported that Sheriff Bob Wofford would start giving a monthly report to the Commission to keep them up to date with what’s happening in the sheriff’s department.  The Commission discussed the possibilities of rural addressing and they all agreed that the county needs to pre-plan before any company is brought in to discuss how rural addressing needs to be done. Commissioner Simpson said that road numbers need to be changed during this process to eliminate the A, B, and C roads; he said that zeros would be added to the end of existing road numbers and the roads that ended in A, B or C would change to 1, 2 or 3. The Commission will discuss this process more, when more information is gathered. The next meeting of the Commissioners will be Monday at 9:00 AM and the meeting is open to the public.

Thursday was the opening of trout season at Montauk State Park and they sold 1,828 trout tags for the day and a total of 56 lunkers were caught. The largest trout caught on opening day was pulled in by Eric Mahn of Festus weighing in at nine pounds and four ounces. The next largest trout caught was an eight pound, eight ounce trout snared by Nathan Iven of Columbia. Locally, Brian Black of Edgar Springs caught a seven pound, 13 ounce trout, Shane Black from Licking was able to reel in a six pound, seven ounce trout, and Dan Stroburg from Salem brought in a five pound, 11 ounce trout. 

March Is Disaster Preparedness Month Statewide. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Missouri experienced a record year with 102 tornadoes in 2006. To help Missouri's citizens prepare for the beginning of the spring severe weather season, the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the NWS, and local emergency management directors will conduct the Statewide Severe Weather Tornado Drill at 1:30 PM, Tuesday, March 13, 2007. The time is NOW to discuss, practice and implement plans with your family at home as to what to do in case of an actual emergency.

Sports   [TOP]

The Salem 7th Grade Volleyball Team on Monday swept by Dent-Phelps R-3 in two straight games, 25-10 and 25-13. Leah Whelan served seven points in the first contest and Jacy Lashley served 12 points in the second contest.

Lee Stempniak's power-play goal 25 seconds into overtime sent the St. Louis Blues past the New York Islanders, 3-2, at Nassau Coliseum. Jay McClement and Petr Cajanek also scored for the Blues, both goals coming in the last five minutes of the game. The Blues have won six of their last seven games. Doug Weight and Jeff Woywitka picked up two assists each, and Curtis Sanford made 25 stops to earn the win. The Blues have won four of the last six meetings between these two teams. The Blues will play the New York Rangers at noon tomorrow on KSMO Radio.

NHL Scores:

Pittsburgh 4, NY Rangers 3 (SO)
Tampa Bay 5, Washington 4 (SO)
Philadelphia 4, Boston 3
Florida 2, Dallas 1 (OT)
Colorado 6, Chicago 1
Minnesota 5, Edmonton 0
Vancouver 4, Phoenix 3
Los Angeles 4, Anaheim 3 (OT) 

NBA Scores:

Portland 127, Charlotte 90
Seattle 77, LA Clippers 75
Dallas 95, Cleveland 92

Tom Glavine pitched two hitless innings, and the New York Mets won a spring rematch of last year's National League Championship Series, 4-3. Chris Duncan, Scott Spiezio and Edgar Gonzalez all hit solo home runs for the Cardinals. Chris Carpenter pitched the first three innings, allowing two runs on two hits, and Tyler Johnson took the loss for the Cardinals, allowing one run on two hits in an inning of work. You can hear the Cardinals and Florida Marlins preseason game Sunday at 11:45 on KSMO.

Tommy Murphy went 2-for-3 with two RBI as the Angels rallied in the ninth to top Kansas City, 7-6. Hanley Statia's sacrifice fly capped a three-run Los Angeles rally in the ninth, after the Angels surrendered four in the top of the inning. Billy Butler drove in two runs for the Royals while Wayne Franklin blew the save in the ninth and suffered the loss.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Michael Eugene Stewart of Salem, age 51, will be held today at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be in the Empire Cemetery in Salem. Memorials are suggested to the Michael Stewart Family.

Funeral services for Raymond S. Davis of St. James, age 86 will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be tonight from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the High Gate Baptist Cemetery in High Gate. Memorials are suggested to the High Gate Baptist Church or Cemetery.

Funeral services for Joe Emmett Worley, Sr. of Steelville, age 80, will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Chapel in Steelville. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 tonight. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.

Graveside services for Faye Richards Barnicle of Springfield, age 86, will be held Saturday at 1:30 in the Barnicle Chapel Cemetery in Steelville. Visitation will be from noon to 1:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville.

Funeral services for Lois Flett Willis of Salem, age 97, will be held Sunday at 1:30 at Wilson Mortuary. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.

Funeral services for Dorman L. Steelman of Salem, age 81, will be held Saturday at 2:00 at the James & Gahr Chapel. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to the Community Foundation of the Ozark/Steelman Scholarship Fund.

A memorial service Darrow Finch Dawson of Rolla, age 76, will be held Sunday at 2:00 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Rolla. Memorials may be made to the Russell House or the Salvation Army.

John Michael Frieders of Salem, formerly of Aurora, Illinois, age 50, will have a cremation with no service. All the arrangements are under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly cloudy and breezy, high of 51.
Tonight..Partly cloudy and blustery, low of 26.
Saturday..Cloudy with a chance for flurries in the morning, high of 38.
Saturday night..Clear, low of 17.
Sunday..Mostly sunny, high of 45.

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