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The Dent County Commissioners met for their regular meeting at the Dent County Courthouse Monday morning. In the road report, District 1 Commissioner Dennis Purcell reported that grading would be done on Dent County Roads 2400, 6350, 6380 and 6400 and rock would be hauled to 6400. Purcell also said that brush would be cut on Dent County Roads 6010 and 6380 and crew member would be picking up a load of oil for chip and seal repair. District 2 Commissioner Gary Larson reported that grading would be done on Dent County Roads 2210, 2550 and 4290 and ditch work would also be done on 2550. Larson went onto report that brush would be cut on Dent County Road 4050 and grader #25 is in the shop for repair. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles reported that the Commission received the counties Federal Audit for the year 2007 back from Davis, Lynn & Moots and they would begin looking over it. Dent County Clerk Angie Curley reported that the last day to register to vote for the November General Election is October 6th
. The next meeting of the Commissioners will be Thursday morning at 9:00 and is open to the public.
The Salem Police Department released their reports involving an active warrant, property damage, theft, and an assault. On Monday, August 2nd at 4:00 a.m. an officer on patrol observed a 23-year-old Salem man passed out on the grass in front of the Mobil Convenience Store. He was placed under arrest for an open alcohol container, issued a summons to appear in court, and released to the Dent County Sheriffs Department, as they held an active warrant for his arrest. Later that day at 1:30 p.m. an officer was detailed to the 100 block of South Henderson Street in reference to property damage. The investigation of the report revealed person or persons unknown had damaged a portion of a yard fence. The damage was valued at $50. Later that afternoon at 2:45 p.m. an officer was contacted in reference to a stolen Blackberry cell phone. The victim stated he had laid his phone down on the counter at Wal-Mart while he was paying for several items, walked off and left the phone. When he returned, the phone had been taken by person or persons unknown. The phone was valued at $250. Later on that day at 3:00 p.m. an officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of East Center Street in reference to an assault. The investigation of the report led to the arrest of a 19-year-old Salem woman for a domestic assault. She was incarcerated at Dent County Sheriff Department pending the issuance of a warrant. Anyone with information on the theft or property damage is ask to contact the Salem Police Department, 573-729-4242.
The University of Missouri Extension’s Salem TCRC will host a hands-on workshop titled “Advanced QuickBooks Pro”. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 11th from 9:00 am to 4:30 p.m. This training will be taught by the University of Missouri Business Development Specialist, Mick Gilliam. You will learn how to design and customize invoices, reports and other documents; importing into Microsoft Excel; and track transactions and transaction history. You will receive an explanation of all accounting and forms; taxes and tax forms; learn how to reconcile checkbooks and how to use the “find” feature. Students will have hands on instruction in the Salem TCRC Computer Lab. Each participant will have a computer workstation. Class size is limited to 10 students. The Salem TCRC is located in the Salem Freedom Activity Center at 1200 W. Rolla Road in Salem. The cost for this workshop is $100 and the price includes student handouts. To register or for additional information, please call the Salem TCRC at 729-8163. There will also be an Introduction to Quickbooks class held on Wednesday, August 18th, also at the Salem TCRC also from 9:00 to 4:30.
Captain Lee Ann Kenley, commanding officer of Troop I, is pleased to announce the following promotion, effective August 1st
. Corporal Gregory A. DuBois was promoted to sergeant and designated as the zone commander of Zone 1, which patrols Phelps and western Maries counties. Sergeant DuBois is a native of Salem, and a 1992 graduate of Salem High School. DuBois is also a 1996 graduate of the University of Central Missouri, where he obtained a bachelor’s of science degree in criminal justice. Sergeant DuBois was appointed to the Missouri State Highway Patrol in January 1997, and upon graduation from the Academy was assigned to Troop I, Zone 1. DuBois also served as a canine officer for Troop I, from September 1999, until November 2003. On January 6, 2008, he was promoted to corporal and designated as the assistant zone commander of Zone1. Sergeant DuBois and his wife, Melissa (Curley), have two sons, Kaiden and Sylis.
Registration for Salem R-80 will begin today. William Lynch and Upper Elementary will register students from 9:00 AM 2:00 PM on today and tomorrow. Registration for Junior High and Senior High students will be today through August 12th from 9:00 AM 2:00 PM. Today, the seventh grade and twelfth grade students will register. On August 11th, eighth grade and eleventh grade students will register. On August 12th, ninth grade and tenth grade students will register. For more information you can contact the building secretaries for William Lynch at 729-6611, Upper Elementary at 729-4812, Junior High at 729-4261, and High School 729-2222.
The Dent County Fall Festival will be held Wednesday, August 11th through Saturday, August 14th at the Dent County Commons located on Highway 72. Be sure and bring your entries in today from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm to the Youth Building at the Commons for the judging contests involving horticulture, the bakery and pastry contest, canned fruits and vegetables, home economics, crafts and modeling, floriculture as well as display and exhibits. For more information call 247-2606 or visit the website www.dentcountycommons.com.
Skip Schumaker's first career grand slam highlighted a seven-run fourth inning as the Cardinals defeated Cincinnati, 7-3, to open a key three-game series at Great American Ball Park. St. Louis batted around during the uprising and got a trio of RBI singles from the bats of Albert Pujols, Matt Holliday and Colby Rasmus. Not to be outdone, Chris Carpenter (13-3) pitched a steady seven innings and kept the Reds' bats in check until a two-run seventh. All told, the ace right-hander was charged with five hits with three walks and five strikeouts to extend a streak of dominance over Cincy to nine consecutive winning starts dating back to August 2006. The Cards and Reds play again tonight at 5:50 on KSMO Radio.
Bobby Abreu clubbed a two-run homer off former Angel Sean O'Sullivan and had four RBI, as Los Angeles beat the Kansas City Royals, 6-4, to begin a three-game series. O'Sullivan (1-3) was traded from the Halos to Kansas City last month in a deal that sent third baseman Alberto Callaspo to Anaheim. He allowed 10 hits and six runs over 6 1/3 frames and has still yet to win with his new club. Yuniesky Betancourt went 3-for-3 with a homer and drove in two runs for the Royals, who lost for the fourth time in five games. The Royals and Angels will play again tonight.
Funeral services for Pauline Shelton of Salem, age 92, will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 9:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the Corinth Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Corinth Cemetery.
Memorial services for Gloria Whitesell of St. James, age 66, will be held on Thursday at 6:30 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be from 5:30 until service time.
Funeral services for Maudie L. McDowell of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Rolla & St. James, age 91, will be held Friday at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 9:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Rolla City Cemetery.
Memorial services for Milton Frank Bradley of Salem, age 68, will be held Friday at 12:00 (noon) at the United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 10:30 until time for the service. Memorials are suggested to the UMC Landscape Fund. All the arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary in Salem.
Funeral services for Cecil Cummins of Cranston, RI, formerly of Steelville, age 95, will be Saturday morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be from 10:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.
***AN EXCESSIVE HEAT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9:00 FRIDAY NIGHT**
Today..Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for an afternoon shower, high of 98 with a heat index of 110.
Tonight..Partly cloudy, low of 78.
Wednesday..Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a high of 99 with a heat index of 11.
Wednesday night. Partly cloudy, low of 76.
Thursday..Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a high of 100 and a heat index of 113.