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The Dent County Health Center office at the corner of Franklin and MacArthur will be closed to the public today, June 12, for new flooring to be installed.  They will reopen on Friday, June 13, 2008 at 8:00 am. 

An accident happened in Dent County at 5:00 Wednesday afternoon on Dent County Road 4160 near Salem. According to the highway patrol report, 16-year old Miranda Weible of Salem was driving a 1991 Dodge Ram westbound when she lost control of the vehicle. The Dodge Ram ran off the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment and overturned onto it’s top. Weible suffered moderate injuries as did a passenger in the Dodge, 15-year old Scott Mendenhall of Salem. Both were taken by the Salem EMS to the Salem Memorial District Hospital. Neither Weible or Mendenhall were wearing seat restraints at the time of the accident. The Dodge Ram was totaled and removed from the scene by Whitakers Towing of Salem.

Sign up now for the July 4th activities to be held at The Commons located Highway 72 north, sponsored by the City of Salem. Crafters, flea market, yard sale, and food vendors can sign up for a booth, with no set-up fee. To sign up stop by the City Hall Administration Building at 400 Iron Street or for more information call 729-4811.

The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce presents, the 2008 annual Mystery Dinner, “The Demise of the Downhome Dealers” and it will be held on Saturday, July 19th beginning at 6:00 pm at the Salem City Hall. Dust off those cowboy boots and get out the hat, be sure and dress western for the event. Ticket prices are $22.50 per person. Are you interested in becoming a sponsor? If so, the Chamber is offering four levels of sponsorship. Be sure and stop by the Chamber office located at 200 South Main or call 729-6900 for more information.

The Dent County Relay For Life will be held this weekend in the Salem City Park starting at 7:00 Friday night and lasting until 7:00 Saturday morning. A total of 15 teams will have booths to sell items in order to raise money that will go toward the fight against cancer and the goal this year is to raise $25,000. Activities will take place all night long including music by Iron Mountain Bluegrass as well as other local bands performing. There will be a silent auction and you won’t want to miss the crowning of the “Queen of the Relay”. For more information about the Relay for Life event, contact Carilee Ball at 247-2300 or Jodi Heavin at 453-0016.

Sports [TOP]

Braden Looper went the distance for the first time in his career, tossing a three-hit shutout as the Cardinals pounded the Cincinnati Reds, 10-0, in the middle installment of a three-game series. Rick Ankiel belted a three-run homer and Jason LaRue added a two-run shot - both in the first inning off Johnny Cueto, as the Cardinals captured their fourth consecutive victory. Ryan Ludwick added a solo homer and two RBI in the victory. Looper (8-5), who had four strikeouts without walking a batter, allowed a double to Ken Griffey Jr. in the fourth inning, and back-to-back singles to Jay Bruce and Paul Janish in the sixth. The Cardinals and Reds wrap up their series tonight at 5:50 and you can hear the game on KSMO Radio.

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday with a strained left calf, and will be out of action for at least three weeks. Pujols was injured initially on June 3rd and re-aggravated the injury Tuesday night in Cincinnati. The 28-year-old had an MRI in St. Louis on Wednesday, which indicated the strain was between Grade 1 and Grade 2. With a Grade 1 strain, the muscle is stretched and causes only minor tears in the muscle fiber, whereas a Grade 2 strain causes partial tearing of the fibers. Pujols leads St. Louis with a .347 batting average and 16 home runs, and has driven in 42 runs, posted a .475 on-base percentage and .631 slugging percentage in 65 games this season. To fill Pujols' roster spot the Cardinals recalled first baseman/outfielder Chris Duncan from Triple-A Memphis. Duncan started at first base Wednesday and went 1-for-4 with a walk.

David Murphy homered twice, including his first career grand slam, as Texas rallied past Kansas City, 11-5, in the second of three at Kauffman Stadium. Ian Kinsler collected three hits and two RBI and Marlon Byrd added three hits and scored three times for the Rangers, who have won three in a row and four of six. Mark Grudzielanek hit a two-run homer and drove in four for the Royals, who have dropped four of five. Jose Guillen notched three hits, and Mike Aviles hit safely twice and scored a pair of runs. Jimmy Gobble (0-2) took the loss for Kansas City, charged with three hits, four runs and a walk without retiring a batter. Kyle Davies was outstanding in his start, giving up a run on six hits over six frames. The Royals and Rangers play again this afternoon.

Major League Baseball Scores:

Pittsburgh 3, Washington 1
Florida 6, Philadelphia 2
NY Mets 5, Arizona 3 (13 inngs)
Chicago Cubs 7, Atlanta 2
Milwaukee 10, Houston 6
Colorado 1, San Francisco 0
San Diego 4, LA Dodgers 1
LA Angels 4, Tampa Bay 2
Boston 6, Baltimore 3
Minnesota 8, Cleveland 5
Detroit 5, Chicago White Sox 1
Oakland 8, NY Yankees 4
Seattle 2, Toronto 1

Obituaries   [TOP]

Graveside service for Dorothy Elmer Horn of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Salem, age 94, will be held this morning at 11:00 in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. 

Funeral services for Earl E. Erickson of Rolla, age 85, will be this morning at 11:00 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rolla. Interment will be in the Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal with Full Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to the Immanuel Lutheran School. All arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary of Rolla.

Funeral services for Vernon A. Moreland of St. James, age 73, will be held Friday at 10:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00.

Funeral services for John E. “Bob” Westerman of Salem, age 76, will be held Friday at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be tonight from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Dry Fork Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Dry Fork Cemetery.

Funeral services Shirley Marie Parsons of Salem, age 68, will be held Friday afternoon at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. Visitation will also be Friday from 11:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the Warden Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Shirley Parsons Family.

Funeral services for Sylvia Jean Stroup of Steelville, age 55, will be held Friday at 2:00 at the Center Ridge Pentecostal Church in Davisville. Visitation will be tonight from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Interment will be in the Martin Cemetery in Cherryville.

Funeral Mass for Dr. Albert R. Baumann of Steelville, age 81, will be held Saturday morning at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Steelville. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home n Steelville. Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Cuba. Memorials are suggested to the Steelville Ambulance District.

Funeral services for James Vandivort of Sun City, Arizona, formerly of Salem, age 85, will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel in Salem. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Funeral services for Tommy Chamberlain of Irondale, age 29, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the McSpadden Funeral Home in Bunker. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Bunker City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Institute For The Blind.

Funeral services Jacqueline Salts of Rolla, age 76, will be held at a later date. All the arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.

Memorial services for Alice Frances Sirois of Salem, formerly of New York, age 91, will be held Monday at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the Washington Memorial Park in Mount Sinai, New York.

Weather [TOP]

Today...Partly cloudy, high of 88.
Tonight..Partly cloudy with a 30% chance for showers and thunderstorms, low of 68.
Friday..Mostly cloudy with a 70% chance for showers and thunderstorms, high of 82.
Friday night..Mostly cloudy with a 60% chance for showers and thunderstorms, low of 61.
Saturday..Partly sunny, high of 85.
Saturday night..Mostly clear, low of 63.
Sunday..Mostly sunny, high of 86.
Sunday night..Partly cloudy with a chance for rain, low of 62.

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