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The Dent County Commissioners met for their regular meeting at the Dent County Courthouse Thursday morning.  In the road report, District 1 Commissioner Dennis Purcell reported that a cross over pipe would be installed on Dent County Road 6570 and the rest of the District 1 crew would be preparing Dent County Road 6380 for chip and seal.  District 2 Commissioner Gary Larson reported that grading would be done on Dent County Roads 2060, 2590, 4050, 4055, 4405, 4410 and 5320.  Larson also said that rock would be hauled to Dent County Roads 2240, 2270, 3200, 3220 and 4050.  The rock is from FEMA and is being placed on the roads that were washed out due to flooding last year.  Dent County Clerk Angie Curley reported that absentee ballots are now available for the August 3rd Election and anyone that needs to register to vote in order to vote in the August 3rd Election must do so by July 7th. Rob Heberer with Erb Equipment came by the meeting to discuss new equipment with the Commissioners.  At the previous meeting the Commission approved to advertise bids for a Single Circular A133 Audit for the year 2007 on Federal Grant money; bids will be opened on July 19th at 10:00 a.m. The next meeting of the Commissioners will be Monday morning at 9:00 and is open to the public.

The Salem R-80 Board of Education held their monthly meeting Thursday evening at the district administrative offices boardroom. After approval of the agenda, consent and communications, Superintendent Cindy Rumpf addressed student recognitions and noted that Collin Heavin and Ashton Baker both had perfect attendance in kindergarten, Ryan Smith was named to the Class 3 First Team All District Baseball; Ashton Karr and Ryan Smith were named to the SCA First Team All Conference Baseball; and the Salem Tennis Team went to state for the second year in a row. Rumpf reported that William Lynch had 148 students and the Upper Elementary had 160 students for a total of 308 in attendance for summer school. Rumpf wanted to publicly thank Intercounty Tele-Tech as they have chosen to waive $700 of the $800 monthly maintenance fee for the district for the Show-Me Technologies. In old business, the Board was to approve the A+ handbook with changes and after further investigation, it was approved as is. The Board then approved the new program evaluation schedule and program evaluations for foodservice, technology, career ladder, the professional development plan and discipline. The Board also approved the professional development plan for the school year 2010/2011. The Board then approved the budget updates for 2009/2010 and resolution for WADA 7% transfer and the proposed 2010/2011 budget based on current figures with revisions that could still be made before the final budget. The developmental preschool building lease was tabled. The Board then approved Board policy IGCE with changes and also approved updates on three job descriptions. The Board approved the renewal of the contract with the Salem TCRC for support and then accepted the retirement of Jan Cunningham as at the Lower Elementary Reading Recovery teacher, the resignation of Marsha Gibson as a para-professional and Donna Ford as custodian of for the Upper Elementary. The Board then voted to go into Closed Session for the purpose of discussing student issues and personnel.

The City of Salem Finance Committee will hold a meeting, called by Mayor Gary Brown this morning in the City Hall Council Chambers beginning at 10:00 am for the consideration of the budget for the year ending 2011. The meeting of the City of Salem Finance Committee is open to the public.

Captain Lee Ann Kenley, commanding officer of Troop I, announces the results of a sobriety checkpoint conducted in Crawford County on Sunday, June 20th.  The checkpoint was conducted from 6:00 until 10:00 p.m., on Highway 8, near the entrance to the Steelville City Park.  During the course of the four-hour operation troopers stopped 350 vehicles.  The checkpoint resulted in four DWI arrests, 15 seat belt violations, eight driver’s license violations, seven uninsured motorists violations, one violation for careless and imprudent driving, one misdemeanor warrant arrest, one misdemeanor drug violation, one other misdemeanor criminal arrest and a total of 62 warnings were issued.


Sports [TOP]

Brandon Morrow pitched eight strong innings, and Vernon Wells slugged a pair of home runs, as Toronto avoided a three-game sweep by the Cardinals with a 5-0 win. Adam Wainwright (10-5) had his shortest outing of the year, tagged for five runs (four earned) on six hits in four innings, as St. Louis lost for just the second time in six games. The Cardinals will start a three game series with the Kansas City Royals, who had the day off yesterday, at 6:50 tonight on KSMO.

The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms with veteran quarterback Marc Bulger on a one-year contract. The two-time Pro Bowl selection was released by the Rams in April. Bulger had spent his entire career playing in St. Louis.

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 can pickup a form at the Salem High School or call Coach Davison at 729-6641 or 729-4208.

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.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Eva Skiles of Salem, age 92, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Interment will be in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Today..Mostly sunny and hot, high 92
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 71.
Saturday..Sunny and hot, high of 94.
Saturday night..Partly cloudy, low of 72.
Sunday..Mostly sunny, high of 94.
Sunday night..Partly cloudy, low of 70 with a chance of showers or thunderstorms



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