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The Salem Police Department released their reports involving several thefts from July 16th thought the 18th. On July 16th at 1:37 in the afternoon, an officer was contacted at the station in reference to a theft. The report revealed that person(s) unknown took a green Craftsman self-propelled mower from the yard of a residence in the 800 block of East Ellis. The mower is valued at $150. On July 17th at 3:54 in the afternoon, an officer was contacted at the station in reference to a theft. The report revealed that person(s) unknown entered by force, a red 1998 Dodge truck and took stereo equipment. The equipment is valued at $1,270. On July 18th at 12:37 in the afternoon, an officer was detailed to Auto Connection in reference to a theft. The report revealed that person(s) unknown took items from vehicles and damaged vehicles. The exact value of the damage has not been determined. At 12:46 the same afternoon, an officer was detailed to Central Missouri Motors in reference to a theft. The report revealed that person(s) unknown entered a green 1999 Dodge truck by force through the back sliding glass and took the CD player from the dash. The CD player is valued at $350 and the damage to the back glass is valued at $300. On July 19th at 5:33 in the evening, an officer was detailed to C&E Auto Sales in reference to a theft. The report revealed that person(s) unknown entered two vehicles and took CD players out of the dash. Further investigation revealed that person(s) unknown also entered the garage by force through a window and took tools. The value of the CD players is $500. The other values have not been determined at this time. These reports of theft are still under investigation and anyone with any information is asked to contact the Salem Police Department by calling 729-4242.

The Dent County Commissioners held their regular meeting Thursday morning at the Dent County Courthouse.  In the road report, Commissioner Bobby Simpson reported that in most areas it is too dry to grade. He said work continued on Dent County Roads 408 and 410 as a culvert has been replaced and materials have been added to the road. Simpson reported that materials were being added to Dent County Road 624 and a culvert was installed on Dent County Road 660. He said other small road projects were also being addressed. Commissioner J.J. Tune reported that work is being done on the south end of Dent County Road 221 as most of the workers are hauling materials to the hill as it is being rebuilt. Tune also said that brush was being cut on Dent County Road 437. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles said that a seminar would be held in West Plains on August 15th concerning government employees, the sunshine law and more. Dent County Clerk Angie Curley said that Len Morrow from the state archives office will be in Salem on Monday, and he and Dent County Assessor Brenda Bell and Ruth Ann Williams will go over the records to be saved. Curley also presented an elementary shelter grant request for the Agape House to the commissioners which they receive every year. Curley then said that Atkins Printing would be taking the Optical Scan voting machines the county has in for cleaning and servicing. She stated that Stacy Gross from GeoCom would be in town on August 2nd at 10:00 to discuss their rural addressing bid with the commissioners. She said that the tax rate hearing to set all the county tax levies would be held on August 20th at 10:00. Curley then stated that she had been asked by other county employees if they could have Columbus Day off. The commissioners will consider the request.  At the last meeting, the commissioners opened a bid for culverts from Metal Culverts for a variety of sized culverts at a cost of  $24,975.18. It was the only bid they received, but after a review of the bid, the county had made a typographical error on the quantity of 36-inch pipes needed and it was changed from 24 to 4. The new bid faxed by Metal Culverts was for $14,251.18. The new bid was approved by the commissioners. The next meeting of the Dent County Commissioners will be Monday morning at 9:00 at the courthouse and the meeting is open to the public.

Sports [TOP]

Signups for the 5th and 6th grade Salem Tigers Youth Football will be held Monday at 5;00 at the Al Brown Fields Pavillion. Rural 5th and 6th graders are welcome. For more information, call Chris at 626-1300 or Craig at 729-7177.

Chris Duncan belted a grand slam and Albert Pujols added a three-run homer as the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Chicago Cubs, 11-1, in the finale of a three-game set at Busch Stadium. Pujols tied a season high with five RBI and Scott Rolen hit a solo homer for the Cardinals, who had lost three of their previous four games. St. Louis starter Braden Looper (8-8) went seven innings, yielding just one run on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Looper also drove in a run and scored twice. Chicago starter Jason Marquis (7-6) was tagged for six runs on five hits with four walks and one strikeout over five innings. The Cards begin a four game series with Milwaukee tonight at 7:00 with a day-night doubleheader scheduled for tomorrow and a single game on Sunday. You can hear all the games on KSMO.

Alex Gordon went 3-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored as Kansas City cooled down New York with a 7-0 victory to avoid a four-game sweep at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City starter Jorge De La Rosa (8-10) pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings while scattering six hits. He also struck out five and walked two while Zack Greinke and Joakim Soria kept the Yankees off the board to keep the shutout intact. Tony Pena finished 2-for-3 with a triple, two RBI and a run scored for the Royals, who won for just the second time in their last six games. The Royals will host the Texas Rangers this weekend.

Major League Baseball Scores:

Pittsburgh 8, NY Mets 4
Cincinnati 6, Milwaukee 5 (10 inngs)
Washington 7, Philadelphia 6
Houston 7, San Diego 1
San Francisco 4, Atlanta 2
LA Dodgers 5, Colorado 4
Arizona 7, Florida 4
Baltimore 10, Tampa Bay 7
Chicago White Sox 4, Detroit 3
Boston 14, Cleveland 9
Oakland 6, Seattle 2

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Violet Mounce of Summersville, age 84, will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 at the Bradford Funeral Home in Summersville. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 9:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Funeral services for William Bruce Gorman of Salem, age 66, will be held Saturday at noon at the Dent County Memorial Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be from 10:00 in the morning until service time. Interment will be in the Patterson Cemetery.

Funeral services for Mrgaret Anita Collins of Steelville, age 76, will be held Saturday at 2:00 at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Visitation will be from 10:00 in the morning until service time. Interment will be in the Proffer Cemetery in Crump, Missouri. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville.

Graveside services for Michael E. Asher, age 54, of Cedar Hill will be held Monday morning at 11:00 at the Clark Cemetery at Midridge in Bunker. All arrangements are undre the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly cloudy with a 20% chance for an afternoon shower, high of 93.
Tonight..Partly cloudy with a 40% chance for showers and thunderstorms, low of 68.
Saturday..Partly sunny with a 20% chance for showers, high of 88.
Saturday night..Partly cloudy, low of 65.
Sunday..Partly cloudy, high of 86.

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