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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 grading would be done on Dent County Roads 5150 and 6490, and repair work would be done on a brush cutter. Purcell also said that the southern part of the county received heavy wind and up to three inches of rain in some places Wednesday afternoon, so a crew would be in that area checking for storm damage. District 2 Commissioner Gary Larson reported that grading would be done on Dent County Roads 2570, 3030, 5225 and 5240 and brush would be cut on Dent County Road 2500. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles reported that the pump in Bunker’s water tower is out and it will take three to four days to repair. Dent County has bottled water left over from the May 8, 2009 storm and is going to donate that water to the town for disbursement. The next meeting of the Commissioners will be Monday morning at 9:00 and that meeting is open to the public.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the city of Vienna will be offering a free one-time tire collection from 6:00 am to 12:00 (noon) starting today and lasting through July 21st in the vacant lot behind Vienna City Hall. The Missouri DNR will be covering the costs of disposal. Tires also will be accepted for a fee at a special collection in Maries County on October 1st. Persons who have tires that they need to dispose of before those events can contact the at MRPC at 573-265-2993 to make special arrangements. Both tire collection opportunities are for residents and not businesses.

The Salem Police Department released their reports. On Saturday, July 2nd at 9:45 in the morning, an officer was detailed to the Babb Lane truck parking lot in reference to a theft from a vehicle. The investigation of the report revealed that a person or persons unknown took four Batteries and a battery anchor valued at $490 from a 2002 Peterbilt Truck. On Sunday, July 3rd at 12:06in the afternoon, a 22-year old female of Springfield was transported to the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, in lieu of a mental commitment order. On Tuesday, July 5th at 5:30 in the morning, an officer was contacted at the station in reference to a theft from a truck parked at the Babb Lane truck parking lot. That investigation revealed that a person or persons unknown took three truck batteries valued at $490. At 5:49 am that same morning, an officer was dispatched to the Second Baptist Church on East Third in reference to property damage. The investigation of the report revealed that a person or persons unknown damaged a lighted sign outside the Church. The value of the damage is approximately $200. Later that same morning at 10:00, an officer was contacted at the station in reference to a theft of flowers from a gravesite. The investigation of the report revealed that a person or persons unknown took flowers valued at $400 from a gravesite in Cedar Grove Cemetery. That afternoon at 12:11, an officer was contacted at the station in reference to a burglary in the 700 block of North Young. That investigation revealed that a person or persons unknown entered a building and took a Troy Built weed eater, a Dewalt cordless drill and a Bostitch nail gun. The items are valued at $575. Anyone with any information regarding the thefts from vehicles, property damage, the theft of flowers from a gravesite and burglary reports, is asked to please contact the Salem Police Department by calling 729-4242.

The Vichy Volunteer Fire Department has rescheduled its the three-hour “Chemical Suicide: Information for the Emergency Responder” class from 6:30 to 9:30 pm on Monday, July 11th at the Vichy Volunteer Fire Department located at 14812 Highway 63 in Vichy. The class was previously scheduled for June 13th, however, the state instructors for the class have been assisting victims of the May 22 tornado that struck Joplin, and were unable to present the training. Persons previously registered for the June 13 class have automatically been registered for the July 11 class, and additional participants are wanted to attend. Emergency medical, firefighters and law enforcement officers are encouraged to attend the class for instruction on how to safely respond to chemical suicide incidents. The class is offered free of charge through the cooperative efforts of the Meramec Regional Emergency Planning Committee (MREPC), Missouri Emergency Response Commission, and the Vichy Volunteer Fire Department. It is suggested participants be 18 and older because of the subject matter of the course. Registration for the course is being handled by the State Emergency Management Agency. For additional information on the chemical suicide class, persons may contact Bonnie Prigge at or Michael White, MERC training coordinator, at 417-483-2069. The MREPC is a subcommittee of the Meramec Regional Planning Commission and is charged with planning for hazardous materials emergency preparedness. The committee includes representatives from emergency management, emergency response, local industries, public health, local elected officials and the media from seven counties.

Sports [TOP]

Football camp will start Monday, July 11th at Salem High School. Camp for grades 7 – 9 will be held July 11th through July 15th from 9:00 am to 11:15 am and will meet in the high school weight room each morning. Camp for Grades 10 – 12 will be held July 11th through July 22nd from 5:20 pm – 8:30 pm. Cost for each is $25.

Justin Upton belted a two-run homer and Joe Saunders pitched five scoreless innings for the win in a game delayed twice by rain, leading the Diamondbacks to a 4-1 victory over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. McClellan (6-6) fell to 0-5 in his last six starts. He gave up all four runs -- three earned -- on six hits, walking two and striking out one. Matt Holiday had an RBI double in the 6th inning for the only Cards run. The Cards and Diamondbacks play again tonight on KSMO Radio starting at 6:40.

Ryan Raburn's two-run homer was all the offense Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers needed in a 3-1 win over the Kansas City Royals to start a four-game set. Mike Moustakas drove in the lone run for the Royals, who had a two-game winning streak snapped. Danny Duffy (1-4) suffered the loss, allowing two runs on four hits over six innings. He struck out six and walked one. The Royals and Tigers play again this weekend before the All-Star Break.

The St. Louis Cardinals activated catcher Gerald Laird from the 15-day disabled list and purchased the contract right-handed pitcher P.J. Walters from Triple-A Memphis before starting their four-game series with Arizona on Thursday. In other moves, the Cardinals also designated pitcher Bryan Augenstein for assignment and optioned both first baseman Mark Hamilton and pitcher Brandon Dickson to Memphis.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Minnie Mae Creach of Arnold, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Mount Herman Cemetery.

Memorial services for Ivy Wade of Salem, will be held Saturday at 4:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be held Friday from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.

Graveside services for Marjorie L. Taylor of Rolla, age 80, will be held Monday morning at 11:00 at the Mitchell Cemetery near Edgar Springs. All arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.

Funeral services for Beverly Hadley of Viburnum, age 68, will be held Tuesday at 2:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be held Monday from 4:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Mostly sunny, high of 85.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 68.
Saturday..Mostly sunny, high around 90.
Saturday night..Mostly clear, low of 69.
Sunday..Partly cloudy, hot and humid, high of 94 with a heat index of 106 by the afternoon.
Sunday night..Mostly clear, low of 75.
Monday.. Partly cloudy, hit and humid, high of 98 with a heat index of 107 by the afternoon.
Monday night..Partly cloudy, low of 75.
Tuesday..Mostly sunny, high of 93.

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