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The American Cancer Society Relay For Life committee and friends of Dent County are hosting the Dent County Relay for Life tonight and tomorrow at The Commons. The first event of the Relay will be the survivor dinner in the Commons Youth Building. The opening ceremonies will begin tonight at 7:00 with the survivor lap, caregiver lap, and team Captain laps beginning at 7:30. The Luminaria Ceremony will begin at 9:00. Through the night there will be activities going on such as Queen of Relay, Karaoke, Pitiful Pearl, Alligator wrestling, and a money count. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated. Relays are an overnight event and can last up to 24 hours in length. Teams of people from all walks of life have fun while raising much-needed funds to fight cancer, and raise awareness of cancer prevention and treatment. For more information about the Relay or about The American Cancer Society, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit

The Dent County Commissioners held their regular meeting at the Dent County Courthouse Thursday morning. At the meeting, District 1 Commissioner Bobby Simpson reported that crews are picking up old culverts and cleaning up job sites on the roads that have recently been prepared for chip and seal. Simpson also said that grading would be done on Dent County Road 608. District 2 Commissioner J.J. Tune reported that grading would be done on Dent County Roads 314, 315 and 327, and on various roads in the Boss area. Tune said grading would also be done and material would be hauled to Dent County Road 215. At the previous meeting, Commissioners Simpson and Tune worked on the bid specs for Rural Addressing. Dent County Clerk Angie Curley will prepare the bid specs and mail them out and bids will officially be opened on Monday, July 9th at 10:00 in the morning during a commissioner’s meeting.  The next meeting of the Commissioners will be Monday morning at 9:00 and the meeting is open to the public.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will chip seal Route 19 between Steelville, and Cherryville in Crawford County, June 12th and 13th. Weather permitting, tentative work hours are scheduled from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., each day.  MoDOT performs chip-seal resurfacing on roads that are in generally fair to better condition.  The benefits include crack sealing, increased skid resistance and correction of minor rutting, which extends the life of the pavement in a cost effective way.  Motorists should plan ahead and allow extra time due to a one-lane restriction. Work zone signs, flag persons and a pilot vehicle will be used during this operation. MoDOT urges motorists to proceed slowly through the work zone, especially while driving on the fresh-laid surface. For additional information regarding this project or other transportation-related issues, call the MoDOT Customer Service Center, toll-free, at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636).

The Salem Police Department released their report for the month of May. During the month, they wrote 19 traffic tickets, 37 warning tickets and two equipment repair orders. They served 42 summons to appear in court and three fugitive warrants. The Salem Police Department investigated 11 accidents, two assaults, one domestic assault, and seven reports of driving while intoxicated. The Police Department also investigated 13 reports of stealing, three reports of property damage, one burglary, two reports of sexual misconduct, one report of a missing or runaway juvenile, one exparte violation, two reports of a minor in possession of intoxicants, six reports of disorderly conduct, and two reports of leaving the scene of an accident. They also investigated one report of possession of drug hallucinogen, one report of possession of drug paraphernalia, one report of possession of synthetic drugs and eight reports of possession of marijuana.  The police received 1,840 calls for service during the month and handled 121 walk-ins to the station. The Salem Police Department redirected 88 calls to the animal control officer. They spent 14 hours in court testifying, and six hours as court bailiff. The calls in May included 50 calls for escorts, six 9-1-1 calls, eight intoxicated driver investigations, two calls for a suspicious person or vehicles, 11 calls for peace disturbances, three calls for domestic disputes, two calls for fights in progress, one report of drag racing or speeding, seven ambulance assist calls, six calls for alarms sounding, five calls for an intoxicated pedestrian, and two wreckers were needed. The Salem Police Department drove a total of 11,362 miles during May and arrested 32 males and 13 females.

Sports   [TOP]


Kyle Lohse tossed 8 1/3 quality innings and Edwin Encarnacion carried the load offensively, as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Cardinals, 5-1, in the finale of a three-game series at Busch Stadium. Lohse (3-7) carried a shutout into the ninth and ended up yielding one run on seven hits. Encarnacion finished 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBI for the Reds, who avoided the sweep and put a halt to a four-game losing streak. Ken Griffey Jr. and Adam Dunn also had homers in a winning effort. Adam Wainwright (4-5) was charged with the loss after allowing four runs on eight hits over six innings for St. Louis, which had won three in a row. St. Louis broke through in the ninth on a Jim Edmonds single that plated Albert Pujols and chased Lohse from the game. David Weathers came in and gave up a single to center before retiring the next two batters to end the game. The Cardinals will host the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim tonight starting at 7:00, Saturday night at 6:00 and Sunday at 1:00, and you can hear all the games on KSMO Radio.


Fausto Carmona gave the Indians another strong outing, as Cleveland routed Kansas City, 8-3, to take two of three from the Royals. Carmona (7-1) allowed seven hits, but only one run, in seven innings, striking out five and walking one as he won his seventh straight decision. Odalis Perez (3-6) scattered seven hits and three runs over 5 1/3 innings, fanning four and walking three. Alex Gordon fell a homer shy of the cycle, going 4-for-4 and scoring twice for the Royals, who have dropped four of five. The Royals activated pitcher Joakim Soria off the 15-day disabled list on Thursday, optioning pitcher Ryan Braun to Triple-A Omaha to open a roster spot. The Royals will host the Philadelphia Phillies this weekend.

Major League Baseball Scores:

Pittsburgh 3, Washington 2
Colorado 7, Houston 6
Philadelphia 6, NY Mets 3 (10 inngs)
Chicago Cubs 2, Atlanta 1
San Francisco 5, Arizona 4 (11 inngs)
San Diego 6, LoA Dodgers 5
Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 3
Boston 1, Oakland 0
NY Yankees 10, Chicago White Sox 3
Detroit 11, Texas 4

NBA Playoff Score:

San Antonio 85, Cleveland 76
(San Antonio leads series, 1-0)

The Kansas City Chiefs re-signed safety Jerome Woods on Thursday to allow him to officially retire as a member of the team. Woods will move to the club’s Reserve/Retired List today.

 Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Jeannette Darlene Jester of Salem, age 36 will be held Monday morning at 11:00 at Wilson Mortuary. Visitation will be Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Berry Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Jeannette Jester Memorial Fund at Progressive Ozark Bank or left at Wilson Mortuary.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Cloudy this morning with a 40% chance for showers and thunderstorms, then partly sunny, high of 78.
Tonight..Partly cloudy, low of 58.
Saturday..Mostly sunny, high around 80.
Saturday night..Partly cloudy, low of 62.
Sunday..Partly sunny, high of 85.
Sunday night..Partly cloudy, low of 65.
Monday..Partly sunny with a 30% chance for showers and thunderstorms, high of 88.



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