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The Dent County Commissioners met for their regular meeting at the Dent County Courthouse Monday morning. In the road report, District 1 Commissioner Dennis Purcell reported that grading would be done on Dent County Roads 5450, 5480, 6600, 6610 and 6620. He also reported that the Swiney Bridge located on Dent County Road 5680 off of “A” Highway is now open. Purcell said that a crew would be installing a new crossover pipe on Dent County Road 5680 along with cleaning out the old ones and hauling brown rock. District 2 Commissioner Gary Larson reported that grading would be done on Dent County Roads 2200, 2340, 5330 and 5535 and rock would be hauled to Dent County Road 2240. Larson also said that two crossover pipes would be installed and rock would be hauled to Dent County Road 3260. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles reported that Advanced Electrical of Salem was awarded the bid of $57,500 to purchase and install a generator at Oak Grove Baptist Church through the Region I Homeland Security Grant Program.  Oak Grove is Dent County’s designated emergency shelter and back up hospital if there was to be a major disaster. The next meeting of the Commission will be Thursday morning at 9:00 and is open to the public.

The City of Salem Board of Alderman held their regular meeting Monday night at the City Hall Council Chambers. During the hearing of persons, Linda Williams reported from her notes to the Board about dogs continually running loose in her neighborhood and also brought to the Boards attention some houses in her neighborhood that she felt were in nuisance violators. Nuisance Officer Rick Raw was in attendance and comments were exchanged between he and Ms. Williams and then halted. Mayor Brown did ask Ms. Williams for a copy of her notes, which she gave him and she told the Board that she had sent a letter also to the paper. The Board approved the bid from Kiowa Line Builders, Inc. of Tipton, Missouri for $32,610.26 for the Reconductor of 5,433 feet of 3-Phase line from #6 copper wire to #2 ACSR wire. Mayor Brown did point out that this item had been budgeted and is due to start next week and that this business had done work for the City before. Brown also pointed out that the City had bought the material and that this is just the labor charge. Mayor Brown then reported that 1,379 people used the fitness center and 1,220 used the TCRC during the month May. Brown said that the recycling trailer setup at the Upper Middle School is collecting twice as much as before, but did report that there have been some junk and non-recyclable items that have been dumped in the bin. Brown reported that during the Capitol Improvement workshop held last Wednesday, the City is renting a tree trimming truck and that they have a demo on site for $3,000 a month. Rent for the truck will go towards the purchase of the 2007 International, which will cost $89,000. Brown wanted to remind everyone of the 4th of July festivities going on downtown on Saturday, July 3rd, and the ice cream social on Monday, July 5th at the City Park, and street dance on Friday, July 9th. Brown also reported that the 3rd Saturday in October, (10/16), will be a regular recycling day at 3rd and Grand Streets in Salem and that will also be for electronics as well. Brown will be in Sedalia on Thursday to look at a bio-mass project and on Friday at 10:00 there will be a Finance Committee meeting. The Board then approved Bill #3199, which is an ordinance to authorize the Mayor to execute a contract on behalf of the City of Salem to engage the law firm of Cunningham, Vogel & Rost, P.C. for legal services. The Board approved closing 4th Street in Salem on July 3rd and July 9th as requested by Mayor Brown. The Mayor then appointed George LaJoie to fill the unexpired term of East Ward Alderman Jim Jackson who passed away. A motion was made and not seconded. Kenneth Nash then asked that the item be put on the agenda as he felt that everyone had been kept in the dark on the matter. The Board then approved a total of seven liquor licenses and three out of four trailer court licenses with the fourth being held up until the inspector could re-inspect based on nuisance reports. After approval of bills presented by City Clerk Mary Happel, the Board voted to dismiss. The next meeting of the City of Salem Board of Alderman will be held on Tuesday, July 6th at the City Hall Council Chambers and will start at 7:00 PM as July 5th will be recognized as a holiday by the city with the 4th falling on a Sunday.

Two new souvenir items are available to help celebrate Salem's 150th Anniversary. Coffee mugs and commemorative coins are now on sale at the Ozark Natural & Cultural Resource Center located at 202 South Main. The coffee mugs are 11 ounces and the commemorative coins have a solid brass core and are gold-plated. The mugs and coins are $10 each and will help fund additional activities and celebrate the Sesquicentennial. The ONCRC is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 5:00 and Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Souvenirs will also be available during the Salem Heritage Festival July 3rd through July 10th.

Sports [TOP]

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday has been named the National League Player of the Week for the period ending June 20. In six games during the week, Holliday batted .435 (10-for-23) with a major- league tying four homers and a 1.000 slugging percentage. He also had a .480 on-base percentage with six runs scored. The Cards will be in Toronto tonight to face the Blues Jays at 5:45.

Cristian Guzman's solo home run in the sixth frame was the game-winner, as Washington snapped a six-game skid with a 2-1 victory over Kansas City in the opener of a three- game set. Bruce Chen (3-2) was the hard-luck loser after giving up two runs on three hits with four walks and three strikeouts. Scott Podsednik finished 4-for-4 and Mike Aviles had three hits, while Jason Kendall drove in the lone run for the Royals. The Royals and Nationals play again tonight.

Missouri State has signed men's basketball head coach Cuonzo Martin to a five-year contract extension.

The SMDH Family Medicine will be offering sports physicals for $20 to all school aged children participating in sports activities on July 1 from 1:00 to 7:00 in Physician’s Office Building 3 on the hospital campus. They will accept a check, cash or credit card for payment as no insurance will be filed. Parental consent is needed for any child under the age of 18 either by being there in person or having a signed permission form giving permission for the exam. A dietician and physical therapist will also be available to help with questions. Appointments are encouraged by calling 729-8000, but walk-ins will be accepted with a parent or guardian, or if the child has a signed consent form.

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 at 729-4208.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Donald Wofford of Salem, age 76, will be held today at 11:00 at Wilson Mortuary. Interment will be in the Miner Cemetery with full Military Honors.

Funeral services for Dr. Eugene Honeywell of Licking, age 66, will be today at 1:00 at the Pentecostal Holiness Church under the direction of Fox Funeral Home in Licking. Interment will be in the Chariton Cemetery in Iowa under the direction of Fielding Funeral Home of Chariton. Memorial contributions may be made to TCMH Healthcare Foundation in Houston.

Funeral services for Carlton E. Gregory of Steelville, age 80, will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be today from 4:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Davisville Cemetery.

Funeral services for Danny Sliger of Licking, age 63, will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the Fox Funeral Home in Licking. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Licking Cemetery.

Funeral services for David Wayne Lawson of Steelville, age 60, will be held Wednesday at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Viburnum Chapel.  Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time.  Interment will be in the Boss Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude’s Children Research.

Funeral services for Eva Skiles of Salem, age 92, will be held Friday at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Mt Olive Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Weather [TOP]

Heat Advisory In effect undil Wednesday at 7:00 PM

Today..Mostly sunny, hot and humid, high of 95 with a heat index of 102.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 72.
Wednesday..Mostly sunny, hot and humid with a heat index of 103.
Wednesday night..Partly cloudy with a 30% chance for showers, low near 70.
Thursday..Partly cloudy with a 30% chance for showers, high near 90.

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