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The City of Salem Police Department released their reports involving assault, an open alcohol container, a city warrant, a traffic stop and shoplifting. On Friday, July 3rd at 9:20 a.m. an officer was detailed to the 500 block of South Jackson in reference to a domestic disturbance. The report led to the arrest of a 47-year old Salem man for assault. He was issued a summons to appear in court and incarcerated. At 2:30 that afternoon, an officer was sent to the Wal-Mart parking lot in reference to an intoxicated individual passed out on the parking lot. The report led to the arrest of a 41-year old Bunker man for an open alcohol container. He was issued a summons to appear in court and incarcerated. At 10:00 that night, a 26-year old Salem man was contacted in the city reference to a warrant for his arrest from the City of Salem. He was incarcerated on the warrant pending posting bond. On Saturday, July 4th at 1:40 a.m. a vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation that led to the arrest of a passenger of the vehicle, a 24-year-old Salem man for a felony and misdemeanor warrant from Texas County Sheriff Department. He was incarcerated pending extradition or posting bond. At 12:00 that afternoon, an officer and female dispatcher served a mental commitment order on a 37-year old Salem woman. She was transported to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center on a 96-hour evaluation. Then at 12:45 that same afternoon, an officer was dispatched to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifting incident. The report led to the arrest of a 59-year old Salem man for stealing a bottle of alcohol valued at $29.54. He was issued a summons on the theft to appear in court and released.

The Dent County Commissioners met for their regular Monday morning meeting yesterday.  First District Commissioner Dennis Purcell gave his road report. Crews are working in the Bunker area with clean up from the May 8th storm. The clean up will allow crews to get in and do grading on the roads. Crews will also be grading county roads 6630, 6633 and 6660 in the Montauk area.  Crews will also be hauling rock on county roads 6630 and 5190.  A culvert will be installed and ditches will be pulled on county road 5190. In District 2, Commissioner Gary Larson reported that grading will be done this week on county roads 5280, 5290, 2090, 2220, 2390, 2315, 2313, 2403, 2405, 6120 and 6123.  Crews will be hauling rock on roads 5280, 2403 and 2405. They will also be patching some chip and seal roads. Bids for repairs on the flooring on the second floor of the Judicial Building will be opened on Thursday morning in the Commissions regular meeting. In other business, persons and businesses interested in the damage assistance offered for damages from the May 8th storm are reminded that the assistance is only for damages not covered by insurance. Those interested need to either call 1-800-621-3362 or go online to www.disasterassistance.gov to begin the process of applying for assistance. If you file a claim and receive a denial, persons should call the 800number to find out why the claim is denied. It may be a minor error causing the denial. In other business, Wednesday, July 8th is the deadline to register to vote in the August election. The election is for R-80 district residents only. Voters in Boss that are in the R-80 District will be voting at the Macedonia United Baptist Church, across from the Tudor Hall, in the August election. The next regular meeting of the Commission will be Thursday morning at 9:00 A.M. in the Commission office at the Dent County Courthouse.

The Dent County Fire Protection District released their reports. On Friday, June 26th at 5:56 pm, seven firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 32 west and assisted the Salem Memorial District Hospital with a patient. The scene was under control at 6:33 pm. At 10:31 that same evening, seven firefighters assisted the Salem Memorial District Hospital with a patient on Walker Street in Salem. On Saturday, June 27th 6:05 in the evening, the Dent County Fire Protection District responded to DD Highway to assist the Salem Memorial District Hospital with a patient. The scene was under control at 6:29 pm and nine firefighters responded to the call. Then at 9:18 that same night, 13 firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident on Highway HH. Upon arrival there was one vehicle turned on it’s side fully involved. The fire was extinguished and the scene was under control at 2:37 pm. On Sunday, June 28th at 5:15 in the early evening, the Dent County Fire Protection District was paged out to a dumpster fire on Odom Street. Upon arrival five firefighters found a dumpster fully involved. The fire was extinguished and the scene was under control at 5:37 pm. The cause of the fire is unknown. On Tuesday, June 30th at 3:15 in the afternoon, the Dent County Fire Protection District responded to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 32 east. Upon arrival firefighters found one vehicle overturned in the ditch. A total of seven firefighters assisted the Salem Memorial District Hospital and returned to the station at 3:44 pm. 

Businesses who suffered property damage or loss from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 8th through the 16th can register for federal disaster assistance. Registration is available by calling 1-800 621-3362 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week, or at www.disasterassistance.gov. In order to complete an application, the following information is necessary: a phone number, address of the damaged property, a brief description of damages, a Social Security number, any insurance information and a current mailing address. The counties in which residents are eligible to register for disaster assistance are: Dent, Shannon, Texas, and surrounding counties. Businesses of any size and private, non-profit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets The U.S. Small Business Administration also sends loss verifiers to inspect damaged property of those who have submitted completed loan applications. And local building and safety inspectors may come to see if damaged structures are safe. All of these inspectors should have photo identification

Residents who suffered property damage or loss from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 8th through the 16th can register for federal disaster assistance. Registration is available by calling 1-800 621-3362 or at www.disasterassistance.gov from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week until further notice. In order to complete an application, the following information is necessary: a phone number, address of the damaged property, a brief description of damages, a Social Security number, any insurance information and a current mailing address. The counties in which residents are eligible to register for disaster assistance are: Dent, Shannon, Texas, and surrounding counties. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, in addition to grants for serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property. FEMA disaster assistance covers basic needs only and will not normally compensate victims for their entire loss. For those with insurance, the government may help pay for basic needs not covered by insurance. Residents who applied for disaster assistance and are not insured can expect to hear from an inspector who will schedule a visit to look at damaged property. FEMA schedules inspections within 7 to 10 days to verify losses.

Sports [TOP]

Adam Wainwright silenced Milwaukee's bats, tossing 8 1/3 shutout frames in St. Louis' 5-0 victory on Tuesday night at Miller Park. Wainwright (9-5) was brilliant, striking out nine around seven hits and two walks. He got all of the run support he needed with Ryan Ludwick's first-inning, three-run home run. The Cardinals have won five of six and have taken a two-game edge in the division race. Colby Rasmus finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored, two RBI and came within a triple of the cycle. Yadier Molina went 2-for-2 with three walks, and on the pitching side, Ryan Franklin continued his late-career resurgence by recording the final two outs and lowering his eye-popping ERA to 0.83. The two teams play again tonight at 6:45 on KSMO.

The St. Louis Cardinals have placed infielder-outfielder Mark DeRosa on the 15-day disabled list; recalled infielder Brian Barden and outfielder Nick Stavinoha from Memphis (PCL); optioned infielder Tyler Greene to Memphis.

Placido Polanco went 3-for-5 with a home run, four runs driven in and two runs scored, and Marcus Thames had a three-run homer to help Justin Verlander remain perfect at home, as the Tigers earned an 8-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals in the middle test of a three-game set. Bruce Chen (0-3) took the loss after giving up seven runs on four hits with five walks and three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. Billy Butler and Jose Guillen both had two hits and an RBI for the Royals. David DeJesus went 3-for-5 with three RBI for Kansas City, which is still just 3-5 over its last eight tilts. The Royals and Tigers will play the finale tonight.

The Kansas City Royals have activated third baseman Ryan Freel  and have designated shortstop Luis Hernandez for assignment.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Eunice Gilbert of St. James, age 82, will be held Thursday at 1:00 at James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be Thursday morning from 10:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Matlock Cemetery.

Funeral services for Velta L. Stroder of Salem, age 75, will be held Friday morning at 10:00 at the Fox Funeral Home Chapel in Licking. Visitation will be held Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Boone Creek Cemetery.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Mostly sunny, high of 88.
Tonight..Partly cloudy, low of 64.
Thursday..Mostly sunny, high around 90.
Thursday night..Mostly clear, low of 68.
Friday..Mostly sunny, high of 92.
Friday night..Partly cloudy, low of 72.
Saturday..Partly cloudy with a 40% chance for rain, high of 91.

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