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The Dent County Sheriff’s Department released their reports involving two burglaries.  On Saturday, June 14th at 1:00 in the afternoon, the Dent County Sheriff's Department received a report of a burglary, which occurred between May 25th and June 14th at a residence located off of Dent County Road 2130.  Reported taken were copper water lines from inside and under the home, pots, pans, cast iron skillets and a picture of a turkey drawn by James Audubon. At 3:21 the same afternoon, the Dent County Sheriff's Department received a report of a burglary, which occurred at Montauk Baptist Church located off of Highway 119.  No forced entry to the building was located and it is unknown at this time as to what property is missing. Anyone with any information regarding the burglaries, which are still under investigation, is asked to please contact the Dent County Sheriff’s Department by calling 729-3241.

The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce announces that the Annual Independence Day (4th of July) Parade entitled, “Freedom Begins At Home” will be held on Friday, July 4th beginning at 5:00 pm. The parade route will be the same as last year. Beginning at the old fairgrounds, proceeding down McArthur Ave. to Fourth St. ending at the Court House. Those clubs, businesses, groups, organizations or individuals interested in being in the 4th of July parade need to fill out an entry form by no later than Wednesday, June 25th and return the form to the Chamber office located at 200 South Main or fax to the Chamber at 729-6741. Each entry will be contacted with their line up location and time. Please be sure to enter a contact phone number or email for your entry. Please remember that no ATV’s will be allowed in the parade and all drivers must be licensed. For more information, please call the Salem Area Chamber at 729-6900. Publications or pamphlets passed out during the parade do not necessarily reflect the opinions or thoughts of the members of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce or the Chamber Board. Fireworks will be held at the Commons starting at dark.

Every month, more than 135,000 Missourians participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, commonly known as WIC. The program provides nutrition information and food assistance to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to five years of age. Services provided by WIC include: nutrition education, counseling, screening and risk assessment, breast-feeding promotion and support, referrals to health care providers and social services agencies, as well as food prescription (specially designed food packages). Foods provided through the WIC program include cereals, milk, cheese, eggs, dried beans and peas, juice and peanut butter, which target specific essential nutrients often missing from the diets of participants, such as vitamins A, C and D, iron, calcium and protein. To see if you qualify for WIC, or for more information, visit the WIC office located at the Dent County Health Center located at 601 South MacArthur on Tuesdays from 8:00 to 4:30 and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 4:30, or call (573) 729-3106.

The South Central Community Action Agency of Dent County is offering a L.I.F.T. (Life Improvement and Family Training) Class on Thursday, June 19th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Old City Hall Auditorium in Salem. The class will be on how to stretch your dollar, how to make homemade bread and do container gardening. The cost of the class is free and a meal will be provided. Anyone interested in participating needs to bring a social security card for each family member, or for more information, please contact, Pennie Shelton at 729-3500, EXT 13.

Join the National Weather Service, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency and Kansas Division of Emergency Management as they promote Heat and Lightning Awareness Week, June 22nd through the 28th. The dangerous combination of excessive heat and humidity is a persistent danger across the Ozarks region during the summer months. Extreme heat of as high as 113 degrees has been recorded in the Ozarks. Some tips to help with the heat; drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic fluids, spend more time in air-conditioned places, don’t get too much sun, limit strenuous activities and wear lightweight and light colored clothing.  In addition to the Ozark heat, an average of 62 people die each year in the United States as a result of lightning strikes. Hundreds of those who are struck suffer from long-term symptoms including memory loss, numbness and muscle spasms. Lightning is quite dangerous, and exact strike locations are nearly impossible to predict. Tips for avoiding being struck by lightning; take shelter in a safe building with a roof and full walls on all sides, vehicles with a hard roof and the windows rolled up, avoid using corded electronic devices, stay away from any sort of metal or water, and if caught outside-find a low area away from anything tall or isolated and squat down on the balls of your feet. You can access forecasts, warnings and more, 24-hours a day, seven days a week by checking out the website www.weather.gov/sgf.

Sports [TOP]

Mike Aviles hit a one-out solo homer in the eighth inning to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a three-game set. Kyle Davies (3-0) pitched seven strong innings for the Royals, allowing one run on five hits and three walks while striking out four. Kansas City has won three games in a row. Joel Pineiro matched Davies through seven innings yielding one run on seven hits and striking out four batters for the Cardinals. Ron Villone (1-2) gave up the deciding run to suffer the loss in two-thirds of an inning. Joakim Soria piked up his 16th save. Previously in the game, DeJesus hit a two-out single to center scoring Ross Gload to tie the game in the fifth. Cesar Izturis hit a third-inning double and scored the only run for St. Louis, which had a modest two-game winning streak snapped. Cardinals closer Jason Isringhausen made his first appearance since coming off the disabled list Sunday and threw the ninth inning. The Cards and Royals play again tonight at 6:55 and you can hear the game on KSMO Radio.

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Todd Wellemeyer will miss his next scheduled start Thursday and Anthony Reyes will pitch in his place. The 29-year-old righthander has been experiencing discomfort in his throwing elbow and has already missed seven days this month because of the injury.

NBA Playoff Score:

Boston 132, LA Lakers 92
(Boston wins series, 4-2)

Major League Baseball Scores:

Baltimore 6, Houston 5
NY Yankees 8, San Diego 0
Tampa Bay 3, Chicago Cubs 2
Texas 7, Atlanta 5
Milwaukee 7, Toronto 0
Minnesota 2, Washington 1
Chicago White Sox 16, Pittsburgh 5
Boston 3, Philadelphia 0
Colorado 10, Cleveland 2
Oakland 15, Arizona 1
LA Angels 6, NY Mets 1
Seattle 5, Florida 4
Detroit 5, San Francisco 1
LA Dodgers 3, Cincinnati 1

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Winston Massie of Ellington, age 88, will be held this morning at 10:00 at the McSpadden Funeral Home in Ellington. Interment will be in the Ellington City Cemetery.

Graveside Service for Alfred Thompson of St. James, age 88, will be held today at 1:00 at the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri. All the arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James.

Funeral Arrangements for Rosie E. Gorman of Salem, age 81, will be held Thursday at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Patterson Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Rosie Gorman Fund.

Memorial services for Eva Jo Bradford of Rolla, age 72, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Memorials are suggested to the MU Sinclair School of Nursing.

Funeral services for Virginia Lorraine Burnett of St. James, age 86, will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:00 at Wilson Mortuary. Visitation will be from 11:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Tri-County Humane Society.

Funeral services for Travis T. James of Rolla, age 92, will be held Sunday at 3:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the James Community Cemetery in Vienna with full Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to the Phelps Regional Hospice or James Community Cemetery. 

Weather [TOP]

Today..Mostly sunny, high around 80.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 57.
Thursday..Partly sunny with a 40% chance for showers in the afternoon, high of 78.
Thursday night..Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for showers and thunderstorms, low of 62.
Friday..Mostly cloudy, high of 79.
Friday night..Partly cloudy, low of 61.

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