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The sixth annual Ozarks Roots Festival will be held this Saturday with a whole day full of fun and entertainment for the whole family. The Dent County Museum will be open for this special event from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm for guided and self guided tours. A wide variety of activities and entertainment will be taking place at the Dent County Fire Protection District grounds from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, where you’ll find wagon rides, crafts and also performances by Michael “Blindcat” McIntire, Jamin Bray and many more. For more info or exact times on events at the sixth annual Ozarks Roots Festival, call the Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center at 729-0029 or check out the website link at

The Dent County Commissioners met for their regular meeting at the Dent County Courthouse Thursday morning. In the road report, District 1 Commissioner Dennis Purcell reported that grading would be done on Dent County Roads 2430, 2460, 5615 and 5680. Purcell also said that grading would be done and rock would be hauled to Dent County Road 6380. District 2 Commissioner Gary Larson reported that grading would be done on Dent County Roads 2070, 2080 and 5300, with rock being hauled to county road 2070 as well. Larson also said that a crew would be repairing a washout on Dent County Road 5335. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles reported that he met with Fire Chief Brad Nash to discuss where the county is with interoperable communication. Dent and the surrounding counties are currently working with the company Interoperable Solutions and looking into money saving ideas, such as using existing towers in the region. The Commission wanted to remind everyone that the courthouse will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day and the next meeting of the Commissioners will be Thursday morning at 9:00 and that meeting is open to the public.

The City of Salem Board of Alderman will conduct their next meeting today at the City Hall Council Chambers beginning at 10:00 this morning. After approval of the agenda, Mayor Gary Brown will give a report on the capital improvements that each department has presented for the new budget year and also address various issues involving the City of Salem. During the Introduction and Reading of Bills, Bill #3198 an ordinance to authorize the Mayor to execute an agreement between the City of Salem and the Dent County Museum for services provided by the Dent County Museum, will be presented. In new and miscellaneous business, at the March 15th Board of Alderman meeting, the Board approved the purchase of a backhoe for the Street Department and a budget adjustment needs to be made moving $17,398 from capital improvement funds-soccer fields to the street department-backhoe fund. The meeting of the City of Salem Board of Alderman is open to the public. 

Salem is the next destination for Roy Blunt's grassroots campaign of meeting with Missourians one-on-one over a course of tens of thousands of grassroots miles. From Day One, Blunt’s high-energy grassroots campaign has been about the people of this wonderful state, and Missouri’s future. Working families are struggling in this terrible economy and Missouri must start producing jobs now - today - and build solid, family-supporting work for the future.  The so-called 'stimulus bill' and other big government programs have failed to deliver jobs.  Missourians rightly demand progress and action now. The “Jobs for Missouri’s Future” Statewide Bus Tour will be in Salem on Tuesday, June 1st at 11:00 am at the My Place Restaurant located at 500 East Center Street.

Sports [TOP]

Brendan Ryan finished with a season-high four hits, including a home run, as the St. Louis Cardinals avoided getting swept by the San Diego Padres with an 8-3 win. Ryan Ludwick finished 3-for-5 with two runs batted in, while Albert Pujols homered for the first time since May 14 and drove in three. St. Louis starter P.J. Walters (1-0) got the win after holding San Diego without a run over five innings. He gave up four hits, walked two and struck out four to get his first career victory. The Cardinals are in Chicago this weekend and face the Cubs today starting at 1:00 on KSMO Radio.

St. Louis on Thursday placed pitcher Kyle Lohse on the 15-day disabled list with exertional compartment syndrome in his right forearm. He will have surgery Friday in Los Angeles, and a return timetable has not been determined. The move is retroactive to May 23. To take Lohse's place on the roster, the Cardinals purchased the contract of pitcher Fernando Salas from Triple-A Memphis.

David DeJesus went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI, including the eventual game-winner in the sixth, as the Royals slowed down the surging Red Sox, 4-3, in the opener of a four-game set.  Brian Bannister (4-3) held the Sox to three runs on nine hits over six frames to earn the win, the Royals' second in a row after three straight losses. Robinson Tejeda and Blake Wood both hurled a perfect inning of relief to maintain a one-run lead in front of Joakim Soria, who retired the side in order in the ninth for his 12th save of the season. The two teams play again tonight.

The Salem Lady Tiger Softball Summer Camp will he held July 12th thru 15th and July 19th thru 22nd from 8:00 am to 11:00 am for girl's entering 9th through 12 grades and from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm for girl's entering 6th through 8th grades. The Salem Lady Tiger Softball Summer Camp will be held at the blue field next to the old armory, the cost is $20 per camper and each camper will receive a camp T-shirt. Anyone interested needs to call Coach Davison.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Michael Joseph Sankovitch of St. Louis, formerly of Salem, age 54, will be this morning at 9:45 at the Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road in Ballwin, to the Holy Infant Catholic Church in Ballwin at 10:00 AM for Mass. Memorial masses will be offered at a later date in Salem, MO and Escanaba, MI.  Contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society in Salem or Salem Soup Kitchen.

Funeral services for Eunice Emory of Jefferson City, age 90, will be held today at 11:00 at the First Church of God in St. James. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the First Church of God in St. James.

Funeral services for Ray Cooper of Licking, age 92, will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 at the Rock Springs Baptist Church in licking. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 until 8:00. Interment will be in the Hutchason Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Bridge Builders or helping Hands Crisis Center. All arrangements are under the direction of the Fox Funeral Home in Licking.

Funeral services for Lester Jadwin of Salem, age 95, will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Dent County Memorial Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be held this evening 6:00 to 8:00. Internment will be held in the Jadwin Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Jadwin Cemetery.

Funeral services for Mae Schafer Woolf of Springfield, formerly of Salem, age 86, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be held tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Green Forest Cemetery.

Funeral services for Rev. Joseph Bailey of Rolla, formerly of Steelville, will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Chapel in Steelville. Visitation will be held Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Upper Indian Creek cemetery in Viburnum.

Funeral services for Hubert Pearson of Newburg, age 80, will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the Rolla Chapel of James and Gahr Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 Tuesday.

Funeral services for Leonard William 'Cody" Henson of Newburg, age 20, will be held Thursday at 1:00 at the Rolla Chapel of the James and Gahr Mortuary. Visitation will be held Thursday from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Mostly sunny, high of 82.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 57.
Saturday..Mostly sunny, high of 83.
Saturday night..Mostly clear, low of 63.
Sunday..Mostly sunny, high of 84.
Sunday night..Partly cloudy with a 30% chance for showers, low of 62.
Memorial Day..Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance for thundershowers, high of 82.



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