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The Dent County Commissioners held their regular meeting at the Dent County Courthouse Thursday morning. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles was not in attendance so Commissioner Gary Larson acted as the chairman. At the meeting, Bernie English gave the commission some information about the bio-mass process that the city is looking at to generate electricity. Jerry Craig was at the meeting to make a request on behalf of the Salem Area Community Betterment Association. He said that he knows the county agreed to allow the gazebo on the courthouse lawn from June 15th through August 15th, but he is asking that it be allowed to be placed on the lawn for Memorial Day. He said that the people providing the gazebo would need about a two-week notice to bring it in and set it up. The commissioners decided to postpone making any decision until all the commissioners could be in attendance on Monday since there was time. In the road report, District 1 Commissioner Dennis Purcell reported that grading was going to be done on Dent County Roads 5600, 6010 and 6580, and rock was going to be added to Dent County Road 4160. He said that ditch work was going to be done and rock would be added to Dent County Road 6430, and a culvert was going to be installed on Dent County Road 4210 before rock would be added and the road would be graded. District 2 Commissioner Gary Larson said that driveway pipes were going to be installed on Dent County Road 3235 and 2240. He said that county road 2240 would also have rock added to it and would then be graded. Larson went on to say county truck 116 is being serviced. The Dent County Courthouse will be closed today in honor of Truman’s birthday which is recognized as a state holiday. At the last meeting, City of Salem Economic Development Director Sharon Tubbs made three recommendations to the Enterprise Zone Board. The recommendations were for James Coffman to serve through 2014, Kevin Prugh to serve until 2014, and Cindy Rumpf to serve through 2011 and the commissioners approved all three recommendations. The commission also discussed remodeling the Road and Bridge Shed. The next meeting of the Dent County Commissioners will be Monday morning at 9:00 at the Dent County Courthouse and the meeting is open to the public.

All 4-H Camp registrations are due by Monday, May 10th. Registration is complete when the following items are returned to the County Extension Office; one registration form per person attending, whether adult or youth; a health form; a technology agreement and a check made payable to Dent County 4-H Council for the amount of the fees. Camp counselors at the last camp registration, you filled out forms that were for Counselor Camp. You need to fill out these forms as well and turn in by Monday.  Your camp fee is $85, with the 4-H Council taking care of the balance. There is a separate form for Family or First Timer’s Camp. Even though it is listed on the form, the Shooting Sports Camp has been cancelled. For more information call 729-3196.

The winner of the Mother’s Day Giveaway 2010 sponsored by MFA Agri-Services, MFA Greenspot, Designing Ideas Florist, Studio Salon, Reary Chiropractic & Massage Therapy, My Place Restaurant of Salem and KSMO Radio is Claudia Sullivan. Claudia won a 1-hour massage from Reary Chiropractic & Massage Therapy, a shampoo, cut and style from Studio Salon, a bouquet of fresh flowers from Designing Ideas Florist & Gifts and 1 free dinner from My Place Restaurant. Congratulations to Claudia Sullivan and Happy Mother’s Day.

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that eight people have been indicted on methamphetamine related charges involving their alleged activities between February 2008 to April 2010, in Phelps County. They appeared in federal court on Thursday. The individuals indicted from Rolla were 41-year old Jerry Cook and 26-year olds Amanda Housel and Karen Cook. Those from St. James were 29-year old Amy Loepke, 23-year old Brandon Proffer, 38- year old Matt Shockley, and 40-year old Brenda L. Bonney. The single individual indicted from Steelville was 30-year old Mathew Garms. Each defendant was indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine. This case was investigated by the South Central Drug Task Force, Rolla Police Department, Phelps County Sheriff's Department, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

Sports [TOP]

The Sullivan Eagles pounded out 13 hits, received seven walks, had three hit-batsmen and were helped by a couple of Salem errors to beat the Tigers, 19-7. Sullivan scored eight runs in the 3rd inning, six runs in the 5th inning and five runs in the 6th inning. Ashton Karr was 3-3 with three RBI for Salem who lost their seventh straight game to fall to 5-13 on the year. They will host Rolla Monday afternoon.

Roy Halladay tossed seven strong innings and Jayson Werth hit a three-run home run as the Philadelphia Phillies took a 7-2 decision over the St. Louis Cardinals in the finale of a four-game set. Albert Pujols and Jason LaRue each drove in a run while Kyle Lohse (0-2) was tagged for five runs -- three earned -- on nine hits with a walk and three strikeouts over four innings of work for the Cardinals, who had won seven of eight coming into the series. The Cardinals travel to Pittsburgh for a three-game series beginning tonight at starting with the Dugout Show at 5:55 on KSMO Radio.

Josh Hamilton and Vladimir Guerrero clubbed back-to-back home runs with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, lifting Texas to a 13-12 win over Kansas City in the opener of a four-game series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Scott Podsednik blasted a three-run homer and contributed an RBI single for Kansas City, which had erased an 8-0 deficit and taken a 12-11 lead in the top of the eigth when recent call-up Kila Ka'aihue delivered with a pinch-hit single to score Yuniesky Betancourt. Kansas City closer Joakim Soria (0-1) entered from the bullpen after Robinson Tejeda retired the first two batters in the bottom of the eighth. Hamilton tied the game with a blast to right field. Guerrero then crushed a Soria offering to right-center. It was a forgettable start for Kansas City's Kyle Davies, who allowed nine runs on nine hits in four-plus innings. The Royals and Rangers play again tonight.

The Salem Tiger Boys Summer Basketball Camp will he held June 1st thru 4th from 8:00 am to 11:00 am for boys entering 9th through 12 grades and from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for boys entering 5th through 8th grades. The Salem Tiger Boys Summer Basketball Camp will be held at the Salem High School gym, the cost is $30 per camper and each camper will receive a camp T-shirt. Anyone interested can pickup a form at the Salem JH or call Coach Zenker. The deadline to register is Friday, May 14th.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Richard “Richie” Clark Gates of Salem, age 51, will be held Saturday at 3:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 2:00 until service time.

Funeral services for Thomas Slape of Cub, age 76, will be held Monday at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the BJC Hospice.

Funeral services for Marilyn Marie Frey of Salem, age 78, will be held Wednesday at the Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka, Missouri. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel, and Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka. Interment will be in the Neeper Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Neeper Cemetery.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly sunny with a high of 78 before temps fall late this afternoon into the 60’s.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low near 40.
Saturday..Mostly sunny, high of 63.
Saturday night..Mostly cloudy, low of 43.
Sunday..Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance for showers, high of 61.
Sunday night..60% chance for thunderstorms, low of 47.

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