The Dent County Fire Protection District released their reports. On Tuesday, June 26th at 1:07 in the early morning, a total of eight firefighters responded to County Road 3120 for a building fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found a one-story wood frame structure fully involved with several out buildings in danger. The fire was brought under control and all units were back in service at 4:30 that same morning. The St. James Fire Department and the Lenox Rural Fire Departments provided Mutual Aid. At 9:30 that same morning, two fire firefighters responded to Highway 72 for an alarm system activation. Smoke from cooking set the alarm off. The scene was under control and all units were back in service at 9:51 am. That afternoon at 2:25 a total of five firefighters responded to Highway 68 for a controlled wildland fire. On Wednesday, June 27th at 11:15 in the morning, a landing zone was created at the station and a total of five firefighters responded. Then at 4:10 that afternoon, a total of eight firefighters responded to County Road 2130 for a brush or brush and grass mixture fire and provided manpower. All units were back in action at 5:40 pm. Later that night at 10:56, a total of three firefighters responded to West Franklin Street for a medical assist. All units were back at 11:43 pm.
The small skirmish reenactment planned by Garrett Gable and Mike Roderman after the Skirmish of Inman Hollow Ceremony at 10:00 this Saturday morning at the Upper Parker Community Church has been cancelled because of the fire danger risk and the Dent County Commission’s Burn Ban. The re-enactors, instead of doing the re-enactment, will demonstrate their Civil War weaponry and tell about the Civil War Skirmishes and troop activities during the 1860’s answering questions from their encampment tents after the ceremony. Come prior to the ceremony and talk to the re-enactors about your Civil War treasurers. All other Skirmish at Inman Hollow Activities and the Ceremony will continue as planned starting with the encampment where the Demonstrations will take place after the Ceremony. Viewing of Kent Nichols’s Documentary Civil War in the Ozarks: Battle for Dent County; Suzanne Chilton, Re-enactor and Storyteller “Chilton Mill and Current River;” and Joan Flatt, Vice President, Dent County Historical Society, Storyteller “Bushwhackers.” For more information call Deloris Gray Wood, president of the Dent County Historical Society and chairman of the event at 729-2545.
A couple of accidents occurred in our area on the 4th of July, one of which resulted in the death of a Bourbon man. The first accident happened at an estimated time of 12:01 in the early morning in Crawford County on Highway N about a mile south of Bourbon. According to the highway patrol report, a 1990 Chevrolet pickup driven by 37-year old Terry Daugherty of Bourbon failed to negotiate a curve, traveled off the left side of the roadway, and struck a traffic sign. The vehicle then came back across the road, ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a tree, and then came to rest in a creek. The truck wasn’t discovered until sunrise and Daugherty was pronounced dead at the scene by Crawford County Coroner Paul Hutson at 5:53 that morning. His body was then taken to the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan. He was not wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Chevrolet was totaled and removed from the scene by Brad’s Towing of Leasburg. The second occurred at 4:20 that afternoon in Crawford County on Thurman Lake Road about eight miles southwest of Cuba. According to the highway patrol report, a 1994 Chevrolet pickup driven by 60-year old Larry Dobbs of Steelville failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the right side of the roadway, and then overturned back onto the road. Dobbs suffered moderate injuries and was taken to the Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan. He was not wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Chevy was totaled and was removed from the scene by Miles and Son’s Towing.
The 7th & 8th grade FOOTBALL CAMP will start Monday, July 9th at 9:00 AM and will continue thru Friday, July 13th. Campers should meet at the Salem High School Weight Room on July 9th for registration and the start of camp. The 9th through 12th grade FOOTBALL CAMP will start on Monday, July 9th at 5:30 PM and will continue thru Friday, July 20th with a Team Camp Scrimmage. The cost of either camp is $25. If you have any questions, call Coach Bill Schuchardt at 729-6644.
Adam Wainwright went six innings, Matt Holliday hit an RBI double and the Cardinals edged the Rockies, 4-1, on Wednesday. Wainwright (7-8) allowed one run on eight hits to earn the win. He walked one and struck out seven. Holliday finished 3-for-4 and scored on David Freese's two-run base hit in the eighth inning for the Cardinals, who have won three of four overall, including two of three in this four-game series. The Cards and Rockies play again tonight and you can hear it on KSMO at 6:40.
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter will have season-ending surgery on July 19th to repair his shoulder. The 37-year-old has been sidelined since the start of the season with numbness and weakness in the right shoulder.
Carlos Villanueva tossed six shutout innings and the Toronto Blue Jays knocked off the Kansas City Royals, 4-1. Luis Mendoza was tagged with the loss and Jeff Francoeur accounted for the only run with an RBI triple for the Royals, who will play the Blue Jays again tonight.
Funeral services for Bobby Earl Gamblin of Salem, age 76, will be held today at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Green Forest Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Bobby Gamblin family.
Funeral services for Margaret D. Stambaugh of St. James, age 88, will be held Friday morning at 10:00 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. James. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 tonight at the James and Gahr Mortuary Chapel in St. James. Interment will be in the St. James Catholic Cemetery.
Funeral services for Jewel '"Junior" Sweeney of Steelville, age 77, will be held Friday morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 tonight. Interment will be Fairview Cemetery in Butts, Missouri.
Funeral services for Clyde Virshel Kessee of Salem, age 67, will be held Friday at 2:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Project Win.
Funeral services for Berna Dean Stacy of Salem, age 76, will be held Saturday at noon at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be held from 10:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association.