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An accident occurred at 3:00 early Tuesday morning in Dent County on Dent County Road 3220 about a mile north of Salem. According to the highway patrol report, a 2001 Buick driven by 18-year old Samatha Hallman of Salem, was traveling southbound on Dent County Road 3220. Hallman failed to negotiate a curve, and the Buick ran off the roadway striking a fence and a tree. Hallman suffered minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene. Three passengers in the vehicle also suffered injuries. They were 17-year old Dylan Burke of Salem who suffered minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene, 18-year old Jaylan Gott of Salem who suffered minor injuries and was transported by a private vehicle to the Salem Hospital, and 21-year old Brittany Smith of Salem who suffered moderate injuries and was taken by the Salem Ambulance to the Salem Hospital. The Buick sustained extensive damage and was removed from the scene by Whitaker’s Towing of Salem.

The Salem Police Department released their reports involving a traffic stop, property damage, a warrant and counterfeit checks. On Wednesday, July 7th at 7:20 in the morning, a vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation that led to the arrest of the driver for driving while suspended. The driver was issued a summons to appear in court and was released. At 5:28 that evening, an officer was detailed to the 100 block of East Tenth Street in reference to property damage. The investigation of the report revealed that a person or persons unknown broke the glass on the driver side rear door of a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado. The value of the damage is approximately $200.00. On Thursday, July 8th at 7:36 in the morning, an officer was dispatched to the Green County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a 19-year old Springfield male, being held on an active warrant from the City of Salem. He was transported from Green County to the Salem Police Department where he paid the fine and costs and was released. At 10:10 that same morning, an officer was dispatched to the Bank of Salem in the 100 block of West Fourth Street in reference to counterfeit checks. The investigation of the report revealed the suspect cashed two checks totaling $3,498.10 that were counterfeit. Anyone with any information regarding the property damage or counterfeit check reports, which are still under investigation, is asked to contact the Salem Police Department at 729-4242.

We apologize for a typing error in Your World Today on Tuesday, July 13th in the Dent County Commissioners story regarding the date of the Primary Election that will be held in August. The typing error listed that election will be held on August 4th but that Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 3rd.

Twenty-seven Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, July 23rd, in Jefferson City. The new troopers will report for duty on August 9, 2010. The 91st Recruit Class reported to the Academy on February 1, 2010. Eight of the new troopers have earned an associate’s of applied science degree from Mineral Area College based on their course work at the Academy. The recruits accumulated points toward graduation in the categories of physical fitness, firearms, and academics throughout their 25 weeks at the Academy. The person with the highest number of points in each category earns the respective award. The 91st Recruit Class members from our area or assigned to our area include: Ralicia Feuerborn, of Brookline, and has been assigned to Troop I, for the Phelps/Maries County area; Jeremy McCurdy, of St. James, assigned to Troop C for the Franklin County area; Gregory Moravec, of Belvidere, Illinois has been assigned to Troop I in the Dent County area; Paul Volkmer, of Rolla, assigned to Troop G in the Howell/Oregon Counties area; and Paul Wells of Salem, was assigned to Troop G for the Carter/Reynolds Counties area.

The 11th Annual Back To School Fair will be held on Thursday, July 29th at the Old City Hall for preschool to 12th grade. This fair provides the children in Dent County with health screenings from the Salem Memorial District Hospital, dental/vision/hearing checks, free hair cuts, socks and underwear, backpacks from the Dent County Salvation Army Service Unit and much needed school supplies. To avoid overcrowding, a time schedule has been developed this year. Families with the HEAD of HOUSEHOLD last name A-M are scheduled for 10:00 am to 12:00 (NOON) and families with the HEAD of HOUSEHOLD last name N-Z are scheduled for 12:00 (NOON) to 2:00 pm. All children receiving supplies MUST be present the day of the fair and they will not run out of supplies. Pre-register now with Kim or Debra at the South Central Missouri Community Action Agency located at 1405 South Wine Street in Salem or call 729-3500 EXT. 13.

Sports [TOP]

Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann hit a three-run double in the seventh inning, boosting the National League to its first victory at the All-Star Game since 1996, a 3-1 decision over the American League at Angel Stadium. The AL had been unbeaten in the previous 13 midsummer classics, winning five in a row from 1997-2001 before a 7-7, 11-inning tie in 2002 when both squads ran out of pitchers. The AL was on a seven-game winning streak. This was just the fourth win in the last 23 All-Star Games for the NL (4-18-1) which will have home-field advantage for the World Series. McCann, who entered as a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning, was named the game's MVP, marking just the second time a Brave has been honored, joining first baseman Fred McGriff in 1994. The Cardinal's Adam Wainwright pitched the seventh inning and did not give up a run, while Matt Holliday had a hit and dropped a ball in left field for an error.

The St. Louis Blues have announced the retirement of defenseman Darryl Sydor.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Bonnie June Branson of Keysville, Missouri, age 87, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Interment will be in the Keysville Cemetery in Keysville, Missouri.

Graveside services for Rosie Halbert of Steelville, age 97, will be held today at 2:00 at the Freeman Cemetery in Cherryville. All the arrangements are under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville.

Graveside services for Brandon Lynn Clark of Rolla, age 27, will be held Thursday at 11:00 at the Rolla City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Family of Brandon Lynn Clark. All the arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.

Funeral services for Kiley Cheyenne Richardson of Steelville, will be held Thursday at 11:00 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be from 9:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Eaton Cemetery in Cherryville.

Funeral services for George Lee McCann of Rolla, age 83, will be held Friday at 11:00 at James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00.

Funeral services for Norma Jean Smith of Lake St. Louis, formerly of Salem, age 76, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Edgar Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Weather [TOP]

Heat Advisory in effect until 7:00 PM Thursday evening

Today..Sunny, hot and humid with a high of 96 and a heat index of 108 this afternoon.
Tonight..Clear, low of 74.
Thursday..Partly sunny, hot and humid with a 30% chance for an afternoon thunderstorms, high of 95 with a heat index of 106.
Thursday night..Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance for thunderstorms, low of 72.

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