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The Dent County Fire Protection District released their reports. On Sunday, April 4th at 9:50 in the morning, firefighters responded to a call on Truman Street for a medical assist. A total of three firefighters assisted the Salem ambulance with a male patient with a possible stroke by providing first aid and checking for injuries. The scene was under control at 10:15 a.m. On Thursday, April 8th at 3:10 in the afternoon, firefighters responded to a call for a brush and grass fire on Route W. A total of eight firefighters responded to the call and had the scene under control at 4:47 p.m. On Friday, April 9th at 8:43 in the morning, a call came in for a building fire on County Road 5130. A total of eight firefighters responded to the call and had the scene under control at 10:43 a.m. Later that morning at 11:41 a.m., a total of nine firefighters went back to the residence on County Road 5130 due to a rekindle fire. The scene was under control at 12:33 p.m. On Sunday, April 11th at 3:45 in the morning, the district was called for a search and rescue at the Boss Residential Care. Five firefighters arrived on the scene, briefed on the situation and were told the subject was found on Route F by the Salem Police Department. At 12:58 that afternoon, a call came in for a brush and grass fire mixture on Dent County Road 3233. A total of seven firefighters responded and the fire was under control at 1:22. A call came in at 3:15 that same afternoon for a vegetation fire on Dent County Road 6180. A total of eight firefighters responded and had the fire under control at 3:33 pm. The Dent County Fire Protection District got a call at 5:51 later that afternoon on Highway 19 South. A total of seven firefighters responded to extricate an occupant found stuck in his wheel chair inside a van. The scene was under control at 6:30 pm. Then at 6:33 that same evening, the Dent County Fire Protection District responded to a call regarding a fire on Dent County Road 6180. Upon arrival, seven firefighters found the wildland control fire under control.

The Dent County Commissioners regular meeting was held Thursday at the Dent County Courthouse.  A woman who has property that borders Dent County Road 3080 was in to tell the commission how bad the roads are in their neighborhood including Dent County Road 3090, 3080 and 3100. She said that people have been adding their own gravel to make it passable, and that she and her husband travel seven miles out of the way to avoid the roads because they are so bad. Commissioner Larson said that the winter has taken its toll on all the roads but he would take a look at them and move them up in priority if they are that bad. Deloris Gray Wood was in attendance to update the commissioners on the program to be held on April 25th at the courthouse lawn to celebrate the 140th birthday of the courthouse. In the road report, District One Commissioner Dennis Purcell said that grading was going to be done on Dent County Roads 4080 and 6505, while rock would be added and grading will be done on Dent County Road 6490. Rock is also going to be added to Dent County Road 5440, and brush is going to be cut on Dent County Road 4080 and 4100.  District Two Commissioner Gary Larson said that rock would be added and grading is going to be done on Dent County Roads 2520, 2530 and 4020. Rock is also going to be added to Dent County Road 5335. Grading is going to be done on Dent County Roads 2570, 3350 and 4437.  Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles reported that he attended a Solid Waste Management District Executive Council meeting and said that the grant application packet had been approved and that if someone has a recycling project, they should apply. He said that recycling bins for schools are also available. He also discussed the tour with the National Park Service on Wednesday and said that the commission has couple of weeks to formulate a letter if they wish to address any of the areas that the NPS proposes closing to vehicular traffic. He said that the sales tax revenues for the county are up $7,730 over last year’s figures at this time, but are down $4,000 from the 2008 figure. He also wanted to remind everyone that the quarterly meeting of the commissioners would be held Monday night at 7:00 at the judicial building courtroom. At the last meeting, Sheriff Rick Stalling and Joe Weber with GSM came in to discuss meeting in May or June to discuss funding options, and the commission voted to accept bids for chip and seal for 2010. The next meeting of the Dent County Commissioners will be Monday morning at 9:00 and the meeting is open to the public.

Sports [TOP]

Justin Moore went 3-4 and two doubles and a home run finishing with 5 RBI as the Salem Tigers pounded Thayer Thursday, 23-5. Andy Kissir had two hits and four RBI and Ashton Karr hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs on the day. Salem is now 4-6 on the year and 2-2 in the SCA. They will play the Salem Tournament today starting with St. James today at 400, Licking Saturday morning at 9:30 and Iberia Saturday at 5:00.

The Salem Golf team finished 3rd out of 6 teams at Cabool on Thursday. Mt. Grove won the match with a 158, Willow Springs shot a 162, and Salem finished with a 191. Connor Stroburg continues to lead the Tigers with a 44, Ben Adams shot a 45, Alan Benowitz finished with a 50, Adam Wood shot a 52, and Dylan Sisco ended up with a 56 which did not count toward the total. The Golf team will be at Mountain Grove on Monday.

Jeff Keppinger went 2-4 with a double and three RBVI as the Houston Astros got their first win of the year, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1. David Freese had two hits and drove in the lone run for the Red Birds. Albert Pujols had two doubles for the Cardinals. Kyle Lohse got the loss in the game (0-1). The Cardinals host the Mets this weekend starting tonight at 6:55 on KSMO Radio.

The Royals were off yesterday and will start a three game set against Minnesota tonight.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Stanley Glen Chilton of Salem, age 72, will be held Saturday at 10:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be today from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Faith Mission.

Funeral services for Cleo Ann Banks of St. James, age 77, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time, with an Eastern Star service at 11:00. Memorials are suggested to the American Kidney Foundation.

Funeral services for Tracy Calvin Pettit of Salem, age 43, will be held Saturday at 2:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be from 1:00 until time of service.

Funeral services for Larry Garms of Steelville, age 69, will be held Monday morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 with a Masonic service at 7:00 pm. Interment will be in the Carr Cemetery in Cook Station. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or the pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

Funeral services for Russell Isaiah Oller Jr. of Salem, age 80, will be held on Tuesday, April 20th at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Monday, April 19th from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Gladden Empire Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Gladden Empire Cemetery.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for showers and thunderstorms, high of 75.
Tonight..Cloudy with a 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms, low of 46.
Saturday..Mostly sunny, high of 66.
Saturday night..Mostly clear, low of 36.
Sunday..Mostly sunny, high of 65.
Sunday night..Mostly clear, low of 42.
Monday..Partly cloudy, high of 68.

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