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The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released three Dent County arrest reports for Monday, June 6th. At 12:30 early in the morning, 24- year-old David Lange of Houston was arrested on misdemeanor Texas County warrants for simple assault and shoplifting. He was taken to the Dent County Jail. At 9:57 that morning, 26-year-old Douglas Hedrick of Salem was arrested on a felony warrant for a probation violation. He was taken to the Dent County Jail. Later that morning at 11:39, 23-year-old Kayla Moreland of Salem was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. She was taken to the Dent County Jail and put on a 24-hour hold.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on Missourians’ recreational use of more than 380 Missouri waterways.  As part of a periodic review of state water quality standards required by the federal Clean Water Act, the Department of Natural Resources is considering revisions to the recreational use designations assigned to a number of Missouristreams and rivers. The department recognizes that Missouri citizens know best how their local rivers and streams are used and wants those who are familiar with these water bodies to provide their input.  In particular, the department is looking for information on whether or not these streams are used by the public for swimming, fishing, wading, tubing or any other type of recreation.  This information is critical for helping to maintain appropriate water quality where these uses exist. Each of the water bodies under review fell under a default designation in 2005 as being suitable for “whole body contact recreation,” meaning that people used or could use the river or stream for activities such as swimming, water skiing or skin diving. The department’s review of water quality standards will consider public input along with the results of stream surveys, conducted in 2007 and 2008 at the request of the Missouri Clean Water Commission, to determine whether these streams’ use designations should be adjusted to more accurately represent how they are being used or can be used. In Dent County, the Spring Creek Branch has been listed as whole body contact recreation and secondary contact recreation, while Dry Fork Creek was listed as only a whole body contact recreation, but there is a recommendation it be included with the secondary status as well. The department is committed to protecting the public who use our streams for recreation, while at the same time being careful not to cause small communities or ratepayers to pay higher fees to protect uses that do not exist or are not attainable. Citizens may submit comments by mail to: UAA Coordinator, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Water Protection Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176.  All comments received during the Recreational UAA public comment period, and any revised department recommendations, will be posted on the department’s UAA website. The public comment period for this process runs through Dec. 31.

The US Attorney’s Office has announced that two Phelps County women and one man have been indicted in methamphetamine conspiracy charges. These activities allegedly took place between May 20, 2008 through early May 2011 in Phelps County. Three people: 45-year old Douglas J. Rolufs, 53-year old Charlotte H. Gray, and 37-year old Victoria G. Litchford, all of Rolla, were each indicted on one felony count of conspiracy to manufacture in excess of 50 grams of methamphetamine and one felony count of possession of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of methamphetamine. If convicted, the conspiracy count carries a penalty range of five to 40 years in prison and/or fines up to $2 million; possession of pseudoephedrine carries a maximum of 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000.  In determining the actual sentences, a Judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges. This case was investigated by the South Central Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Jeannette Graviss is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The City of Salem Finance Committee will hold a meeting, called by Director of Public Works & Engineering Bill Huffman, on Tuesday, June 14th at the City Hall Council Chambers beginning at 2:00 pm. The meeting will be held for the consideration of the 2011/2012 budget. The meeting of the City of Salem Finance Committee is open to the public.

Sports [TOP]

Lance Berkman went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI as St. Louis powered past Houston, 9-2, in the rubber match of its three-game series. Lance Lynn (1-1) gave up just one run on six hits and fanned three over five full frames to earn his first Major League victory for the Cardinals, who have won five of their last six games. Albert Pujols went 1-for-4 with a double, RBI and two runs scored. The Cards scored five runs in the sixth inning to break open a 1-1 tie. Tonight, Cardinals' Tony La Russa will manage his 5,000th regular season game at Milwaukee and will join Connie Mack (7,755) as the only managers/coaches in American professional sports history to have reached that milestone. You can hear the game tonight tarting at 6:35 on KSMO Radio.

Jeff Francoeur had a two-run single as part of a three-run third inning, and the Kansas City Royals held on for a 3-2 victory over Toronto in the finale of a four-game set at Kauffman Stadium. Eric Hosmer added an RBI single for the Royals, who were able to earn a split in the series and won for only the second time in their last eight games overall. Luke Hochevar (4-6) worked seven effective innings, allowing two runs on six hits. The right- hander walked three and struck out three. Joakim Soria got out of a bases- loaded jam in the ninth to record his eighth save of the season. Kansas City will be in Anaheim for a three game series with the Angels.

Jack Clark Day at the Ballpark has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 26th at the Salem City Park. Registration is FREE for boys who are 8–15 years old. Forms are available at the Bank of Salem and at James and Gahr Mortuary. Boys age 8-12 will be able to participate in a clinic from 2:00 to 3:30 pm and boys age 13-15 the clinic will be held from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Be sure and sign up for Jack Clark Day at the ballpark and get some baseball tips from a former Cardinal legend. That’s Jack Clark Day at the ballpark rescheduled Sunday, June 26th.  

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Kurt C. Irons Sr. of Salem, age 87, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Memorials may be made to the Veterans Association.

Graveside services for Hayden Wyatt Mitchell of Newburg, age newborn, will be held today at noon at the Trout Cemetery near Duke Mo. Visitation will be today from 10:00 to 11:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Memorials are suggested to the Hayden W. Mitchell Memorial Fund.

Funeral services for Don Crabtree of Bridgeton and formerly of Davisville, age 73, will be held Saturday at 10:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be held tonight from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Freeman Cemetery in Cherryville. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly cloudy with a 20% chance for showers this afternoon, high of 91.
Tonight..Partly cloudy with a 50% chance for showers, low of 67.
Saturday..Partly sunny with a 30% chance for rain, high of 84.
Saturday night.. Partly cloudy early, then mostly cloudy, low of 61.
Sunday..Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for thunderstorms, high of 85.

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