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The Dent County Commissioners met Monday morning at the Dent County Courthouse and the newly appointed prosecutor for Dent County, Sid Pearson, introduced himself to the county commissioners. Ken Fiebelman then discussed the road to the Walker Cemetery and that it needs some work. District 2 Commissioner Gary Larson said fixing the road up to the small creek bridge is not a problem, it is after the bridge that is the problem and that is where most of the work is needed. Larson stated that he doesn’t think that the county can get their dump trucks and backhoe across the small concrete bridge on the road without damaging the bridge. He will go by and check it out. In the road report, District 1 Commissioner Dennis Purcell said that grading is going to be done on Dent County Roads 2400, 2410, 2430 and 6370, but one grader is broken down. He also said that rock will be added to Dent County Road 2440, and brush is going to be cut on Dent County Road 6510. He reported that a truck went to Springfield to get a load of oil for chip and seal repair in District 1. In District 2, Larson stated that grading is going to be done on Dent County Roads 2590, 3170 and 5240, while rock will be hauled to Dent County Roads 2630, 4050 and 4480. Dent County Clerk Angie Curley wanted to remind voters that absentee voting is going on until April 4th, and that if anyone has moved since the last election, to please contact her office to see where you will need to vote. Call her office at 729-4144. She also said that public testing of the voting equipment would be held at 9:00 on March 29th at the Clerk’s office. At the last meeting, the commission was introduced to and visited with Rick Freeman and Steve Davis with HMN Architects regarding jails. The next meeting of the Dent County Commissioners will be held Thursday morning at 9:00 and the meeting is open to the public.

The Salem Police Department released their reports. On Wednesday, March 9th at 4:07 in the afternoon, an officer was dispatched to the 200 block of East Roosevelt in reference to a theft. The investigation of the report revealed that a canoe valued at $100 was taken from the yard of a residence, and a further investigation led to the arrest of a 26-year old Salem male for the theft. He was issued a summons to appear in court and was released. On Thursday, March 10th at 3:27 PM, an officer, while assisting the Division of Family Services, made contact with a 41-year old Salem female who was found to be in possession of illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia. She was taken in to custody and was incarcerated pending the application for a warrant. On Friday afternoon, March 11th at 2:58, an officer was detailed to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifter. The investigation of the report led to the arrest of a 43-year old Salem female for stealing merchandise valued at $29.65.  She was issued a summons to appear in court and was released. On Tuesday, March 15th at 4:00 in the afternoon, an officer made contact with a 33-year old Salem female, which had an active warrant from the City of Salem.  She was taken into custody and was later released after paying the fine and court costs. At 10:41 that night, an officer was dispatched to the 500 block of South Warfel in reference to a domestic disturbance. The investigation of the report led to the arrest of a 32-year old Salem male for assaulting a 27-year old Salem female.  He was issued a summons to appear in court and was released. On Wednesday morning, March 16th at 6:09, an officer was detailed to a residence in the 200 block of North Henderson in reference to a burglary. The investigation of the report revealed that a person or persons unknown entered a residence and took $350 in change. On Thursday, March 17th at 7:59 in the morning, an officer was sent to the Upper Elementary School in reference to a student in possession of drugs. The investigation of the report led to the detention of a 12-year old male juvenile for possession of marijuana. He was released to his parent and the report will be forwarded to the juvenile office for further review. That same morning at 11:38, an officer was dispatched to Wal-Mart in reference to a theft. The investigation of the report revealed that a person or persons unknown took a car stereo and a wide screen DVD player valued $1,300. Anyone with any information regarding the burglary or theft reports, which are still under investigation, is asked to please contact the Salem Police Department by calling 729-4242.

There will be a CBCO Blood Drive today at the Salem High School starting at 8:30 this morning and ending at 2:30 this afternoon. Remember, to give blood you must be in generally good health, weight at least 110 pounds and bring the proper ID.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Baseball Tigers lost to Houston Monday in the first round of the pre-season SCA Tournament by the score of 3-1. Salem is scheduled to play again today at Houston.

The Salem JV defeated Houston in a five-inning game, 8-7. Salem scored seven runs in the first inning, then held on for the win. Their next game will be next Tuesday night against Licking.

The St. Louis Blues will be in Phoenix tonight starting at 9:00. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio.

Laynce Nix went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored as the Nationals topped the Cardinals, 7-2, in spring training. David Freese and Gerald Laird both knocked in a run for the Cardinals while Chris Carpenter went 4 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits and three walks in the loss. The benches cleared in the seventh inning after St. Louis' Miguel Batista hit Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond. The report said the incident came after Carpenter and Hernandez also hit a batter, but no punches were thrown.

The Cactus League contest between Kansas City and Cleveland Monday was rained out.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Carole Sue Raulston of Salem, age 66, will be held today at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Internment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Salem. Memorials may be made to the Salem United Methodist Church backpack program.

Funeral services for Everal Hancock of Salem, age 84, will be held today at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 10:00 until time of service.

Funeral services for Rosalee Emory of Licking, formerly of Salem, age 89, will be today at 2:00 at the James and Gahr Chapel in Salem. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery in Salem.

Funeral services for Dustin Travis Williams of Robertsville, age 28, will be held Thursday at 11:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla. Visitation will Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00. Interment will be in the Wishon Cemetery near Rolla. Memorials are suggested to the Tri County Human Society.

Funeral services for Pauline Pewitt of Salem, age 94, will be held Thursday at 2:00 at the Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem and at 7:00 Eastern Star Service. Interment will be in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Mt. Hermon Cemetery.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Mostly cloudy and breezy, high of 78.
Tonight..Partly cloudy with a 20% chance for showers, low of 53.
Wednesday..Mostly cloudy early, then partly sunny and breezy, high of 72.
Wednesday night..Clear, low of 35.
Thursday.. Mostly sunny, high of 52.
Thursday night..Partly cloudy with a 30% chance for rain, low of 37.

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