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Dent County Collector Dennis Medlock wants to remind citizens in Dent County that your 2004 real estate taxes MUST be paid by July 2nd to avoid additional advertising costs of $25 per parcel in the Salem Newspaper beginning July 19th. Under the law of the state of Missouri, all parcels of real estate with three years taxes due will be SOLD for taxes the fourth Monday in August, which is August 27th, on the courthouse steps. For more information, call the Dent County Collector’s office at 573-729-3911.

The Dent County Commissioners held their regular Monday meeting at the Dent County Courthouse. District 1 Commissioner Bobby Simpson reported that since the area received some rain over the weekend, grading was being done on Dent County Roads 246, 248, 508, 508B and 568. He also said that brush was being cut on Dent County Roads 672 and 673. Simpson said that APAC, the chip and seal company, would be in Dent County on July 9th to chip and seal. They will send someone out earlier to inspect the roads before they get to town. District 2 Commissioner J.J. Tune reported that Dent County Road 221 is still being rebuilt and with materials being hauled to the site. He said that grading is still going on in the Boss area after last week’s heavy rainfall as work is being done on Dent County Roads 533 and 533A. Tune said that grading would also be done between Hobson Heights to Bangert on Dent County Roads 308, 309, 310, 330 and 331. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles said that he, local Emergency Management director Jack Emory and SEMA Area 1 Coordinator Jim Paisley went over changes to the local plan. Paisley presented some revisions and additions that Emory will go over and present to the commission at a later time. Skiles says that he wants to schedule a meeting with Paisley and emergency responders for a slide show about the problems experienced last year in Washington County. Skiles said that he would be attending a COPIC meeting on Wednesday in Rolla. Assistant Clerk Crystal Pilkington stated that Lee Cathenberger with VAC, Inc. would be in town Thursday at 11:00 to visit with the commissioners about rural addressing. It was also reported that the Salem Senior Citizens Service Fund Board approved to give the Salem Nutrition Site $8,000 for a steam table. They also reported that board members Larry Sensintaffer, Joan Anderson and Betty Dudley have agreed to another term. The next meeting will be held Thursday morning at 9:00 and the meeting is open to the public.

The Dent County Sheriff’s Department released their report involving stealing. On June 20th at 9:34 in the evening, the department received a report of a stolen Troy Built power washer from a residence located off of HH Highway. The resident stated the power washer had been sitting in his driveway and he heard his dog barking. Upon looking outside he noticed a male subject who had just loaded something in his van and was closing the door. Information provided by the resident to the deputy led to an address in the city of Salem. The Dent County Sheriff’s Department furnished the information to the Salem Police Department and this led to the recovery of the power washer and the arrest of the suspect. As a result a 37-year old male was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant with charges pending for stealing.

An accident occurred Monday morning at 12:30 in Dent County on County Road 411 about five miles north of Salem. According to the highway patrol report, a 1999 Ford Taurus driven by 28-year old Shawn Hill of Salem was traveling east on County Road 411, and failed to negotiate a curve. The Ford then ran off the right side of the road where it struck a utility pole. Hill suffered serious injuries and was transported by the Salem Ambulance to the Salem Memorial District Hospital. Hill was not wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Ford was totaled and removed from the scene by Whitaker Towing of Salem.

U.S. Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond announced that a Special Listening Post Forum would be held on Wednesday, June 27th at 2:00 PM at the Dent County Courthouse. A representative of the Senator, Tom Schulte, will be available at the Listening Post if you have a problem with a federal agency or would like to share your concerns.

Sports   [TOP]

Shawn Green's homer in the 11th inning lifted the New York Mets over the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1, in the opener of a four- game set at Shea Stadium. Green's homer was just the third hit of the game and first since Carlos Gomez led off the third inning with a homer for New York, which has won a season- high tying four in a row after losing 13 of 16 games. The blast came off Russ Springer (3-1), who came on to start the inning, and made a winner of Aaron Heilman (6-3). The right-hander tossed a one-hit top of the inning. So Taguchi had one of eight hits for the Cardinals and drove in the only run, as St. Louis has lost two straight and three of four. Taguchi ended 1-for-5 to extend his career-high hitting streak to 17 games. The Cardinals got a strong start on the mound from newcomer Mike Maroth. The left-hander, who was acquired on Friday from the Detroit Tigers for a player to be named later, allowed just one run on two hits, striking out four and walking two, over 7 1/3 innings. The Cards and Mets will play again tonight on KSMO Radio starting at 5:50 with the Dugout Show.

John Thomson outdueled 10-game winner John Lackey in his season debut, as Kansas City downed the Angels, 5-3, in the first installment of a three-game series. Thomson (1-0) won for the first time since donning a Braves uniform against San Diego on May 24, 2006. The right-hander gave up three runs -- two earned -- on six hits over seven innings. The Royals jumped on Lackey for a four-spot in the second by playing small ball. Alex Gordon and Ryan Shealy hit consecutive one-out singles then Jason LaRue knocked in Gordon with a base hit to right. Joey Gathright was plunked by a pitch with two outs then David DeJesus' single chased home a pair of runners and Gathright sprinted all the way around from first after Guerrero's throw wasn't handled by Mike Napoli at the plate. The Angels and Royals will play again tonight in Anaheim.

Major League Baseball Scores:

Atlanta 4, Washington 1
Chicago Cubs 10,Colorado 9
Milwaukee 6, Houston 1
LA Dodgers 8, Arizona 1
San Francisco 4, San Diego 3 (11 inngs)
Cleveland 5, Oakland Athletics 2
Chicago White Sox 5, Tampa Bay 4
Toronto 8, Minnesota 5
Seattle 9, Boston 4
Texas 8, Detroit 3

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Karen Curtis of Salem, age 62, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the Round Pond Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ber Juan Park.    

Funeral services for Vivian Morrison Warner of Cuba, age 75, will be held Thursday at 2:00 at the Britton-Bennett Chapel in Steelville. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.

A memorial service for Marvin George Hargus of Rolla, age 63, will be Friday at 2:00 at the First Assembly of God Church in Rolla. All the arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Considerable cloudiness with a 40% chance for showers, high of 86.
Tonight..Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance for showers, low of 68.
Wednesday and Wednesday night..Mostly cloudy with a 60% chance for showers and thunderstorms, high of 86, low of 69.
Thursday..80% chance for showers, high of 83.

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