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The Dent County Commissioners held their regular meeting Thursday morning at the Dent County Courthouse. In the road reports, District One Commissioner Dennis Purcell reported that crews would be checking for and repairing washouts in the Bunker area, as they had received over two inches of rain on Wednesday. Crews would also be checking for downed trees and storm damage in the New Harmony area. Purcell said that new tires were being installed on dump truck #117. District Two Commissioner Gary Larson reported that he had gotten a few reports of downed trees and washouts. Crews would be hauling material and checking for storm damage as well. Larson reported that at the Extension meeting last week, Drew and Heather Johnson were named as the Dent County Farm Family with David and Melba Headrick being named as the alternate Dent County Farm Family representing Dent County. He also said that he would be attending a Council for a Healthy Dent County meeting. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles reported that all three Commissioners attending a meeting at the Master’s Industrial Park Thursday afternoon at 4:45, as Senator Roy Blunt was in attendance. Dent County Clerk Angie Curley reported that only about 13% of the registered voters turned out Tuesday for the Municipal Election. She said that she and the treasurer’s office balanced on all accounts for March. The Commission was approving bills, and Curley said that she and the assessor had the monthly collections, add-ons and abatements also ready for the Commissioners to review. Phone bids were being taken for the Road and Bridge Department for 1,000 gallons of unleaded fuel and 7,000 gallons of diesel. At the last meeting, Larry Sensintaffer, with the Senior Citizens Service Fund requested to advertise and amend the Fund’s budget on April 23rd at 10:00 am, due to an over site of a $5,000 expense for the Agency for Aging. Sheriff Rick Stallings was also in attendance to discuss the pseudophederine issue. The next meeting of the Dent County Commissioners will be Monday morning at 9:00 am at the Dent County Courthouse and the meeting is open to the public.

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close four bridges in Crawford, Dent and Maries counties on Monday, April 16th so they can be replaced. In Crawford County, the Route N Bridge over the Bourbon River will be closed until May 17th.  Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes. The Route NN Bridge over Dry Fork Creek in Dent County will close until May 30th.  Motorists will be detoured around the work area on Routes E and F. Two bridges in Maries County will close - the bridge on Route 42 over Mills Spring Creek and the Route V Bridge over Little Fly Creek. The Mills Spring Creek Bridge, located just east of Paydown, will be closed until May 21st.  Motorists will be detoured around the work area on Routes Z and 28. Construction on the Route V bridge was originally scheduled for July, but was flip-flopped with the replacement of a bridge on Route A over Spring Creek because of the potential for spring flooding there.  The Route V Bridge, located 1.5 miles south of Route 42, is scheduled to reopen to traffic on May 21st.  Motorists will be detoured around the work area on U.S. 63, Route 28, and Route N. The four bridges are being replaced under MoDOT's Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program, which will improve 802 of Missouri's worst bridges by the end of the year. For more information or for a complete listing of bridges included in the program, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636).

The Salem Police Department has released their reports. On Friday, March 23rd at 6:21 in the evening, a vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation. The investigation led to the arrest of the driver, a 32-year old Salem male for driving while intoxicated. He was incarcerated and issued summons to appear in court. On Saturday, March 24th at 3:52 in the afternoon, an officer was dispatched to the Al Brown ball fields in reference to a fight in progress. The investigation led to the arrest of a 19-year old male and two 17-year old males all of Salem for disorderly conduct and fighting in public. The three suspects were issued summons to appear in court and released. Anyone with any information regarding a previously mentioned report is asked to contact the Salem Police Department by calling 729-4242.

Sports [TOP]

Andrew Conaway's single drove in Brady Floyd in the top of the 8th inning and the Salem Tigers survived a bases loaded situation in the bottom of the 8th inning to beat Houston, 9-8. Salem did blow an 8-4 lead in the 7th inning with three errors that allowed Houston to tie the game. Conaway finished the game with four hits and four RBI and Austin Bettigrew had three hits and an RBI in the game. Dustin Sercl had a big two-run two-out single for Salem in their four-run fifth inning. Brady Floyd got the win and Skylar Johnson got the save for Salem who is now 1-1 in the SCA and 6-3 overall. The Tigers will be in Cabool on Monday.

Salem finished first in the Salem Invitational on a cold dreary day at the Spring Creek Golf Course Thursday. Salem had a team score of 364 followed by Cuba 371, Licking 388, Dixon 404, St. James 409, and Houston 427. Salem had Ben Adams finish 5th with an 89, Dylan Sisco finish 6th with a 91, Alan Benowitz 8th with a 92 and C.J. Davison 9th with a 92. Salem will play in the Seymour Tournament at Marshfield on Tuesday morning.

The St. Louis Cardinals will be in Milwaukee to open up a three-game series with the Brewers this afternoon. Jaime Garcia will take the mound against Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo. You’ll be able to hear the game on KSMO starting with the pre-game show at 2:35.

The St. Louis Blues will host the Phoenix Coyotes tonight at 6:30 and then will be in Dallas to play the Stars Saturday night at 7:00 to finish up their regular season schedule. The Blues are 48-21-11 on the year and have 107 points, two behind the Rangers and Canucks for the most in the NHL. You’ll be able to hear both games on KSMO Radio.

The Kansas City Royals will open up their regular season tonight in L.A., as they’ll face the Angels at 9:05.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Edgar Marion Reeves Sr. of Edgar Springs, age 58, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be held Monday night from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Rocky Ford Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials may be made to the Rocky Ford Cemetery.

Funeral services for Barbara Nelson of Salem, age 75, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from noon until time of service. Interment will be in the Patterson Cemetery in Dent County.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Sunny, high of 63.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 41.
Saturday..Mostly sunny with increasing clouds, high of 67.
Saturday night..Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance for showers, low of 47.
Sunday..Mostly sunny, high of 68.
Sunday night..Partly cloudy, low of 45.

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