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The Dent County Commissioners held their regular meeting Thursday morning at the Dent County Courthouse. At the meeting, Deloris Gray Wood was in attendance to go over the final details for the 140th birthday celebration for the Dent County Courthouse to be held Sunday at 2:00 on the courthouse lawn. The event is open to everyone, and birthday cake and bottled water will be served. In the road report, District One Commissioner Dennis Purcell said that Dent County Road 6620 would have culverts installed, ditch work done, rock added and grading done. He also reported that culverts would be installed and rock added to Dent County Road 6460, while rock would be added and grading would be done to Dent County Road 4210. Rock is also being added to county road 4150. In District Two, Commissioner Gary Larson said that grading was being done on Dent County Roads 2160, 2165 and 2170; and rock would be hauled to Dent County Roads 2500, 2160 and 3080. He said that road crews are still working on Dent County Roads 3080, 3090 and 3100. Larson reported that he and District 2 Road Supervisor Charlie Malone attended a workshop in Willow Springs Wednesday sponsored by Coastal Oil on chip and seal installation and repair that was very informative. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles said that everything is in order for the commission to attend a demonstration of the Interoperable Solutions system in Kearney, Nebraska next Tuesday. He went on to say that he would be attending a meeting today with Intercounty Electric and Associated Electric Cooperatives in Rolla concerning the climate bill, meeting load growth, and other legislation concerns as well as looking at their current “green” projects and how they are preparing for the future. The next commissioner’s meeting will be held Monday at 9:00 at the Dent County Courthouse and the meeting is open to the public.

The Community Wide Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, May 1st. If you would like to be in the directory, you will need to stop by the Salem News located at 500 North Washington and register by no later than 11:00 THIS MORNING. You can have your address added to the map for a small fee. If you would like a space on the City Hall parking lot, be sure and see Karen at the City Hall by Friday, April 30th and the fee is $8. 

On April 10, 18-year-old Garfield Fenton of St. Louis was found walking in the middle of Highway 32 West and was found to have eight baggies of green leafy matter and he possessed 28 tablets that was later identified as being Tylenol with codeine. Under Miranda, Mr. Fenton admitted that he was going to sell some of the marijuana. Fenton then committed the crime of resisting arrest when at the time of the arrest, the arresting officer informed him that he was under arrest and he then began to run, but stopped when threatened with a taser. Fenton was then taken into custody. Fenton was charged with one felony count of distributing, delivering, manufacturing, producing or attempting to or posses with intent to distribute; deliver, manufacture, or produce a controlled substance. Then charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana. Bond has been set at $25,000 cash only.

The Dent County Sheriff’s Department released a report involving animal abuse and burglary. On Saturday, April 17th at 11:31 in the morning, a resident on Highway 72 contacted the station in reference to their dog being attacked. Upon arrival the owner of the dog stated that his dog had been attacked by the neighbor’s pit bull. The owner showed the deputy where the attack occurred on his property. The owner then showed the deputy inside the house in the living room. The owners Jack Russell was there and it showed that the dog had a large amount of lacerations to both front legs and the deputy advised the owner to seek medical treatment for the dog. As the deputy knocked on the front door he was then met by a large, brindle colored pit bull that had visible dried blood on it’s chest. The deputy advised the owner of the pit bull of the complaint and advised her that he was issuing her a citation for animal abuse for failure to maintain adequate control of the pit bull.

The celebration of the 140th Birthday of the Dent County Courthouse will be held Sunday from 2:00 until 4:00 on the lawn of the Dent County Courthouse. Sponsored by the Dent County Historical Society, the current elected Dent County officials will be in introduced along with previous commissioners, judges, attorneys, current and previous state officials, and city of Salem officials and former officials. There will be special proclamations before former state representative and historian Ken Fiebelman will be speak on the history of the courthouse. There will also be music from the group New Highway and there will be a chance to take photographs. Bob Rich will have his stagecoach at the courthouse. You can dress in early American dress or your western attire. Te event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Deloris Gray Wood at 729-2545.

Sports [TOP]

Mountain Grove scored two runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings, and then held on to defeat the Salem Tigers, 4-3. Aaron Shaw had two RBI and Ashton Karr had the other RBI as Salem falls to 5-9 on the year and 2-4 in the SCA. Salem will play Ava at the high school baseball field complex Monday afternoon at 4:30.

The Salem Tigers finished 8th out of 12 Monday at the Mt. Grove Invitational Tournament. No one medalled in the competition. On Tuesday, Salem finished 3rd out of 6 teams at Houston in a nine-hole meet. Salem was led in scoring by Connor Stroburg with a 42, Ben Adams shot a 44, Dylan Sisco finished with a 47, Alan Benowitz shot a 48, and Adam Wood’s 52 score did not count toward the total.

The St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals both had the day off yesterday, but both start three game series tonight. The Royals start a series with the Minnesota Twins, and the Cardinals stay on the West Coast as they play the San Francisco Giants. You can hear the Cardinal game with the Dugout Show starting at 8:55 on KSMO Radio.

The St. Louis Rams selected quarterback Sam Bradford from Oklahoma with the first pick of the NFL’s 2010 Amateur Draft. Bradford was the 2008 Heisman Trophy winner in 2008 but was injured most of 2009.

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Tennessee safety Eric Berry with the fifth pick in the draft.

Major League Baseball has suspended Kansas City Royals minor league pitcher Adam Bostick for 50 games after a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Obituaries   [TOP]

A Memorial Service for John Wesley Taylor of Rolla, age 86, will be held on Saturday at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Memorials may be made to the Phelps Regional Hospice or the Shiner’s Children’s Hospital 

Funeral services for Johnnie Mervin Keithly of Salem, age 92, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.

A Memorial Service for Leo Dean Wilson of St. James, age 69, will be held Saturday at 2:00 at the Missouri Veterans Chapel in St. James. All the arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James.

Funeral services for Dena Mae Ragsdale of Rolla, age 48, will be Saturday at 3:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Memorials may be made to the Dena Ragsdale Memorial Fund at any Town and Country Bank location.

Funeral services for Lavada E. Robison of Rolla, age 88, will be held Sunday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Liberty Cemetery in Belle.

Funeral services for M. Edward Sherfy, of St. James, age 82, will be held Sunday at 2:00 at the James and Gahr Morturay in St. James. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the St. James Community Cemetery. Memorails are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral services for Bill H. Edwards of Salem, age 82, will be held Sunday at 3:00 at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Doss. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:30 to 8:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel in Salem. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.

A Memorial Service for Karen Kay Craghead of Rolla, age 51, will be held Tuesday at 7:00 at the Salem Avenue Baptist Church in Rolla. Visitation will be from 5:30 until service time. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. All arranagements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.

Weather [TOP]

Today and tonight..Mostly cloudy and breezy with a 60% chance for showers and thunderstorms, high of 73, low of 55.
Saturday and Saturday night..Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance for showers and thunderstorms, high of 71, low near 50.
Sunday..Mostly cloudy and windy with a 40% chance for rain, high of 65.

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