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The Dent County Commissioners met Thursday morning at the Dent County Courthouse for their regular meeting. In the road report, District 1 Commissioner Dennis Purcell said that grading would be done on Dent County Roads 2410, 2430 and 2470; while rock will be added and grading would be done on Dent County Road 5600. Materials will also be added to Dent County Road 4210. Purcell stated that brush would be cut on Dent County Roads 6070 and 6570, and that a tree that blew down across Dent County Road 6575 was pushed off the roadway. District 2 Commissioner Gary Larson reported that workers will be patching chip and seal roads 2240, 3260 and 6150; and grading was going to be done on Dent County Roads 2020, 5330 and 5335. Larson went on to say that brush would be cut on Dent County Road 3040 and grader #27 will be serviced. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles gave a report on the South Central County Commissioners Association meeting held at Houston that he and Commissioner Larson attended. He said that Jason Grellner talked about the availability of pseudophederine in South Central Missouri as well as meth labs. Grellner says that most of the preudophederine used to manufacture meth comes from Dent, Phelps and Pulaski counties. Under current law, the local governments have to pass laws to ban the issuance of pseudophederine over the counter instead of the state legislature. The association unanimously voted to ask the legislature to address this issue of “over the counter” sales of pseudophederine. Skiles stated that a new type of pseudophederine called “Receiva” has been developed that does not have the same chemical makeup as pseudophederine, but works the same. He said that the chemical is not yet available to the public. Skiles also said that Sue Wallis from Unified Equine was at the meeting to discuss their desire to start an equine processing plant in southwest Missouri. She stated that within a 300-400 miles range, you would find 30% of all horses in United States. No location of the plant has yet been established. Skiles, speaking for Dent County Recorder Cindy Ard, asked the commission to give Ard permission to get bids for new software for her office and bring those bids to the commission for their review on Monday, March 26th at 10:00. Money for the software has already been budgeted. Skiles also reported that all three commissioners attended the Industry Tour at the Master’s Industrial Park along with Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson. Dent County Clerk Angie Curley reported that on Wednesday, March 21st at 9:00, testing of the voting equipment will be held at her office. She stated that absentee voting continues until April 2nd for the upcoming April Municipal election. The next meeting of the Dent County Commissioners will be held on Monday, March 19th at 9:00 at the courthouse and it is open to the public.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol have sent their arrest reports. Arrested in Dent County on two counts on Friday at 8:22 in the morning was 29 year-old John Hobson of Salem for a DWI prior to the offender and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway. He was held in the Dent County Jail and then released. Arrested on Monday at 2:52 in the afternoon in Phelps County was 29 year-old Richard Ellerman of Salem who was arrested for a felony possession of a controlled substance. He was held in the Phelps County Jail and then released.

Sports [TOP]

The City of Salem summer baseball, t-ball, and softball signups will be held on Thursday, March 22nd and Friday, March 23rd and again on Thursday, March 29th and Friday, March 30th at the Salem TCRC from 4:00 to 6:00. There will also be a signup on Saturday, March 24th at the Salem High School Gym while the youth basketball games are going on. For more information contact the Salem Parks and Recreation Department at 729-6290.

Cam Ward stopped 40 shots for his fourth shutout of the season as the Carolina Hurricanes edged the St. Louis Blues, 2-0. Brian Elliott allowed both goals on 30 shots for the Blues, who have dropped their last two. The Blues will be in Tampa Bay to face the Lightning Saturday night at 6:00 and you can catch it on KSMO.

Shane Robinson hit a three-run triple in the eighth inning to help the St. Louis Cardinals take a 9-6 win over the Boston Red Sox in Grapefruit League play. Matt Adams hit a solo home run while Matt Carpenter scored three times for the Cardinals. Kyle Lohse gave up three runs on six hits with four strikeouts over 3 2/3 innings in the start. The Cards play the Miami Marlins today. You’ll be able to hear Cardinal baseball on Saturday and Sunday mornings on KSMO Radio at 11:45. 

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-3 with four RBI and a run scored as the Kansas City Royals took an 8-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Cactus League action. Clint Robinson drove in two runs while Lorenzo Cain hit a solo home run for the Royals. The Royals will play the Brewers today.

The second-seeded Missouri Tigers will be facing fifteenth-seeded Norfolk State this afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. You’ll be able to hear the game on KSMO, starting with the pre-game show at 3:00.

St. Louis Cardinals 2012 pocket schedules can be found at area businesses that sponsor St. Louis Cardinal Baseball on KSMO Radio including: Mooney Auto Supply, both locations of The Bank of Salem, Country Mart, Fidelity, K&H Auto Supply, both locations of Town & Country Bank, Progressive Ozark Bank, and in the front lobby of the KSMO studios.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Eugene A, Wagner of St. James, age 76, will be held today at 3:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post #607.

Funeral services for Mary Annabelle (Setzer) Conaway of House Springs, MO, age 86, will be Tuesday at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home is Steelville. Internment will be in the Freeman Cemetery.

Funeral services for Donald Alterauge of Salem, age 78, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 at the Salem Chapel of the James and Gahr Mortuary. Visitation will be held Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 at the Salem Chapel of the James and Gahr Mortuary. Internment will be in the Green Forest Cemetery in Salem.

Funeral services for Martha Ann Pike of Salem, age 87, will be held Wednesday at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly sunny, high of 77.
Tonight..Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers, low of 60.
Monday..Most cloudy with a 50% chance of showers, high of 80.
Monday night..Partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers, low of 60.
Tuesday..Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers, high of 75.
Tuesday night..Showers and thunderstorms likely, low of 55.

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