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The Dent County Sheriff’s Department released their reports involving a vehicle stop, a burglary and stealing. On April 15th at 3:17 in the afternoon, the department received a report of burglary at a residence located off of Dent County Road 412. There were no signs of forced entry and reported taken were a bolt action Remington rifle with a 3X9 Leupold scope, and a bolt action Marlin 22 mag stainless steel rifle with scope. On April 16th at 11:55 in the morning, while on routine patrol a Deputy conducted a vehicle stop on Dent County Road 411. While conducting the stop the deputy observed the passenger throw an object into the grass along the county road. Further investigation led to the recovery of a plastic sandwich bag containing plant matter consistent with marijuana. The bag was seized as evidence and a citation was issued to a 30-year old male for possession of less than 35 grams on marijuana. On April 16th at 4:12 in the afternoon, the department received a report of two male juveniles involved in a stealing incident located at the R-IV school. It was reported the juveniles had taken $12 from another student’s property. Investigation led to a report being forwarded to the Dent County Juvenile Officer in regards to the incident. Anyone with any information regarding these incidents is asked to please contact the Dent County Sheriff’s Department by calling 729-3241.

The Salem Memorial District Hospital Board of Directors will hold their regular meeting tonight in the hospital library beginning at 6:00 PM. After the call to order there will be a Board of Director swear-in followed by the approval of the minutes from the March 22nd meeting. Administrator Dennis Pryor will give the summary of the operations and statistics for March along with the nursing services, ancillary services and auxiliary reports. Pryor will also address the hospital activity calendar, legislative updates and the inpatient and ER patient satisfaction results. Old business will include the physician office building report, and the strategic planning update. New business to be addressed will be the May meeting for Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:00 PM and purchases. Following the regular meeting in Executive Session, the Board will discuss personnel, contracts and pending litigation. The regular meeting of the Salem Memorial District Hospital Board of Directors is open to the public.

The Salem R-80 Board of Education will hold their regular meeting tonight at the district administrative office boardroom beginning at 7:00 PM. The Consent Agenda will include the approval of the minutes from the previous meeting along with the approval of bills, the attendance report, food service report and the substitute list. After communications, Superintendent Steve Bryant will give a legislative update, a report on the MASA meeting, attendance and a CEE update. New business to be addressed will include the CIA-MAP scoring, health insurance rates, approval of meal prices for the 2006-2007 school year, an update on the DNR energy loan, consider a revision of a board policy, student insurance and resignations. The Board will then go into Executive Session to discuss personnel and discipline. The regular meeting of the Salem R-80 Board of Education is open to the public.

The George O. White State Forest Nursery in Licking is taking orders for 2007. Now is the time to order tree seedlings from the Missouri state forest nursery for delivery. This year’s catalog lists dozens of species, including 13 different oaks, six pines, black walnut, pecan and more than a dozen shrubs. Plants come in bundles of 25 seedlings for $3 to $24, depending on species. Bundles with plant assortments for specific purposes are $12 to $16. A $5 shipping and handling charge is added to each order, plus 5.725 percent sales tax. The nursery is now accepting orders and for a full list of trees and shrubs available through the state forest nursery you can call (573) 674-3229.

Sports   [TOP]

The Salem Baseball Tigers will be in Ava for a key SCA contest today at 4:30. Salem enters the game with a 7-3 record and 3-1 in the SCA. Because of Cardinal Baseball, You can hear the game live on-line at www.ksmoradio.com or on a taped delayed basis after Cardinal baseball on KSMO Radio.

The Salem Golf Team will participate in the Mountain Grove Invitational this morning at 9:00. The Salem Tiger tennis Team will host Waynesville at 4:00 at the Salem City Park, and the Salem Track Teams will be at the Mountain Grove Relays beginning at 2:30.

Barry Bonds tied the game in the eighth inning with his 738th career homer and Rich Aurilia won it with a single in the 12th, as the Giants beat the Cardinals, 6-5, in the opener of a two-game series. Albert Pujols belted a two-run homer for the Cardinals, but his base-running gaffe in the top of the 12th cost St. Louis a chance to go in front. Pujols was caught trying to steal home in the 12th, but he likely would've accomplished the feat if he hadn't stopped more than halfway down the line. With Yadier Molina at the plate, Jonathan Sanchez (1-0) threw a high pitch to Bengie Molina at the plate. The Cardinals were trying a double-steal and Pujols was already halfway down the line when he stopped. The catcher dropped the ball, but recovered to get Pujols sliding at the plate. Randy Keisler was charged with six hits and four runs -- three earned – over five innings for the Cardinals. The Cards and Giants play this afternoon at 2:25 on KSMO.

John Buck's home run in the 10th inning gave the Kansas City Royals a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in the final contest of a three-game set at Comerica Park. Mike Sweeney went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Royals, who put the brakes on a six-game losing streak. Gil Meche started on the mound for Kansas City and gave up three unearned runs on six hits in eight innings. Joakim Soria (1-0) picked up his first-career victory after pitching two scoreless innings in relief. The victory was just Kansas City's second on the road this season in nine games. The Royals have the day of today.

The Miami Dolphins decided on Wednesday not to match St. Louis Rams’ offer for punter Donnie Jones. Because of the decision, the Dolphins will get the Rams' seventh-round draft choice this year, the 225th overall selection.

 Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Johney Bolin of Steelville, age 71, will be held Friday at 1:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be tonight from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.

Funeral services for Maudline Hayes of Salem, age 86, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the James & Gahr Chapel. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Round Pond Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Round Pond Church or Cemetery.

Funeral services for Ruth Evaline Hedrick of Salem, age 69, will be Sunday at 2:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Boss Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Mostly sunny, high of 68.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 46.
Friday..Partly cloudy, high of 72.
Friday night..Partly cloudy, low around 50.
Saturday and Saturday night..Partly cloudy, high of 76, low of 56.
Sunday and Sunday night.. Partly cloudy, high of 74, low of 56.
Monday..Partly cloudy with a chance for rain, high of 77.

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