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ELECTION RESULTS

A Municipal Election was held Tuesday in Dent County where 1,161 votes were cast that came to just under 19% of registered voters. The unofficial results from the election below are those released by the Dent County Clerk. All results provided are for Dent County ONLY. The winners are indicated with an asterisk.

Salem Mayor

J.J. Tune*                                        465 votes
Philip Giacomelli                               438 votes
Bonnie McGuirt                                   61 votes 

  Salem West Ward Aldermen

Molly Coffman Zettel*                        356 votes
Kenneth Nash                                    222 votes

Salem R-80 School District

Holly Erway*                                     669 votes
Drew Whitaker*                                 655 votes
Larry Maxwell*                                  445 votess
susan Jordan                                    439 votes 
Steven D. Morton                              369 votes  

Northwood R-4 School District

(Does not include Crawford County votes)

Aaron Brooks                                      73 votes
James Kotschedoff                              64 votes 
Jenna Dunn                                        61 votes
Mark McSwain                                     58 votes  

  Dent-Phelps R-3 School District

(Does not include Phelps County Votes)

Ron Copeland                                    137 votes
Joe Case                                           121 votes
William Manthey                                 100 votes
Paul Schaffer                                       48 votes
Colleen Lebel                                      41 votes
Levi LuCerne                                       37 votes
William Woolman                                 24 votes 

Oak Hill R-1 School District

Duane Blackwell                                  54 votes
Nikki Bowen-Eaton                              37 votes
Brad Smith                                          37 votes
Curt Miller                                          31 votes
James Terrill                                       30 votes
Phillip Thompson                                 21 votes 

Bunker Alderman

(Does not include Reynolds County)

James B. McClanahan                          22 votes
Sabrina Watson                                   13 votes
Thomas Case                                        8 votes

  Bunker R-3 School District

(Does not include Shannon or Reynolds Counties)

Jason Davis                                         24 votes
Mike Dickerson                                    24 votes
Cassidy Barton                                    16 votes
Glenn Allen Ritter                                15 votes
Lance Martin                                       13 votes
Joseph Prendergast                             10 votes 
Glen A. Price                                        4 votes     

Every spring, the Missouri Department of Transportation starts preparing for the summer season of roadwork across the state. Part of that preparation includes the observance of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which is going on now through April 11th. Highway workers spend their days working a short distance from fast-moving vehicles. They make every effort to work safely, but they count on motorists to pay attention, slow down, and use caution when driving through work zones. The severe downturn in transportation funding in Missouri means that MoDOT’s focus is increasingly on preservation of the existing transportation system. It requires $485 million per year to keep Missouri’s roads and bridges in the condition they are in today. MoDOT’s construction budget is slightly above that figure now, but by 2017 it will fall to $325 million. That will lead to the eventual deterioration of highways across the state. Lots of resurfacing and bridge replacement projects will be required and that is the type of work that affects drivers the most. Work zones come in many forms such as a lane closures that last for weeks or even months for roadway or bridge construction, or work zones that last a few hours or just one day for road maintenance. Work zone safety is a serious matter. Check out these current statistics: In 2013, eight people were killed in work zones, compared to seven in 2012; Between 2009 and 2013, 53 people were killed and 2,781 people were injured in Missouri work zones; Since 2000, 16 MoDOT employees have been killed in the line of duty. To help make your travel safer, visit MoDOT’s Traveler Information map at www.traveler.modot.org/ map and find out what work zones you’ll encounter before you go.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Tiger baseball game scheduled at St. James was postponed due to wet grounds and rescheduled for today at 4:30. The Tigers are 0-4 on the year and you can hear the game on KSMO Radio and online at ksmoradio.com.

Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season, leading the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. Maxim Lapierre scored for the Blues, who have lost three games in a row as they cling to a one-point lead over Anaheim for first place in the Western Conference. The Blues will be in Minnesota on Thursday to face the Wild.

Matt Holliday smacked a go-ahead double in the sixth inning and Yadier Molina had three hits, including a solo homer to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Lance Lynn (2-0) allowed five runs on eight hits in six innings, striking out four and walking none. The Cardinals and Reds play again this afternoon and you can hear it on KSMO Radio starting with the pre-game show at 12:10.

James Loney's RBI single in the top of the ninth inning vaulted the Tampa Bay Rays past the Kansas City Royals, 1-0, in the second tilt of a three-game set. Kansas City starter Yordano Ventura allowed just two hits and struck out six without walking a batter over six scoreless innings. The Royals and Rays pay again today.

The St. Louis Rams have signed wide receiver Kenny Britt. Britt spent the first five years of his career with the Tennessee Titans. Britt has 157 career catches for 2,450 yards with 19 TDs.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Kenneth E. Meyers of Pacific, formerly of Salem, age 87, will be held today at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be held from 11:00 until service. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery.

Funeral services for Bonnie Mathes of Boss, age 75, will be held Thursday at 1:00 at the Locust Grove United Baptist Church in Oates. Visitation will be from 10:00 until time of service at the church. Interment will be in the Myers Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Locust Grove United Baptist Church. All arrangements are under the direction of the McSpadden Funeral Home in Bunker.

Memorial visitation for Elmer “Leon” Jones of Salem, age 86, will be held Saturday from 11:00 until 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Interment will be at a later date. Memorials may be given to the Delbert Day Cancer Institute in Rolla.

Funeral services for Maxine N. Baird of Salem, age 84, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Hobson Community Church in Hobson. Visitation will be Friday night from 5:00 to 8:00 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla. Interment will be in the Carty Cemetery in Hobson. Memorials may be made to the Carty Cemetery Fund.

Weather   [TOP]

Wednesday..Mostly sunny, high of 65.
Wednesday night..Mostly clear, low of 47.
Thursday..Mostly sunny, high of 73.
Thursday night..Mostly cloudy witha 30% chance for showers late, low of 50.
Friday..40% chance for morning showers, then partly sunny, high of 68.

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