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At the Fall Festival last evening, Janell Conway was crowned the 2008 Miss Dent County with the first runner-up award being presented to Alivia Elliot and the second runner-up award going to Cortney Wainwright. The Miss Congeniality Award also went to Alivia Elliot. The new 2008 junior Miss Dent County crowned last night is Breanna Warden. Congratulations!!!

At the Fall Festival Wednesday Night in the Pie and Pastry Auction, there was a very unique occurrence. Julie Salyer prepared a Stollen to be auctioned with the understanding that the winning bid would also receive a Stollen of whatever variety every month for a year. Her husband, Dan Salyer, won the stolen, but then donated it back to be sold again. Bill Seay then bought the Stollen and he too donated it back to be sold again. Finally, Town and Country Bank bought the Stollen with all the spoils. The total amount raised by the selling of the Stollen accounted for over $1,200 of the proceeds from the pastry auction that totaled $2,904.00.

Today at the Dent County Festival, there will be livestock shows throughout the day with the truck pull tonight at 7:00. Admission at the gate is $6.00 for those 12 years of age and older tonight. Wristbands are now just $10 as the vendor did not bring the required amount of rides to fair. Saturday will bring Kids Day in the morning followed by the Livestock Auction at 2:00 that can be heard live on KSMO Radio. The demolition derby wraps up the main events at this year’s festival Saturday night at 7:00. Admission at the gate will be $6.00 for those who are 12 years of age and up for the derby.

The Dent County Commission met for their regular meeting at the Dent County Courthouse Thursday morning.  For the road report, District 1 Commissioner Bobby Simpson reported that weather permitting; grading would be done on Dent County Roads 5070, 5460, 6020, 6220 and 6470 and material would be hauled to Dent County Road 4180. District 2 Commissioner J.J. Tune reported that grading would be done on Dent County Roads 2540 and 6160 and material would be hauled to Dent County Roads 4443, 5280 and 5290. Tune also said that brush would be cut on the Golf Course Road.  Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles reported that recently attended a series of meetings at MRPC in St. James. Skiles said at the Transportation

Advisory Committee Meeting, Tom Stein from MODOT, stated that the straightening of Highway 32 West was initially set to be put out for bid in February of 2009, but will more than likely be delayed. He also said that the bridge over Huzzah Valley in Boss is a priority, because it needs to be replaced. Also at the meeting Jerry Randall, owner of Mooney Auto Supply, came by because he felt Commissioner Skiles had singled out his store from an article in the Salem News when it came to issuing invoices for parts purchased by the county and wanted to know why other vendors had not been looked at. Randall said that his store has always given invoices with each purchase and the end-of-month statements that are sent out have the invoice numbers on them, that way the invoice and statement can be matched up. Commissioner Skiles said that Mooney Auto Supply had not been singled out, other vendors have been discussed, but the issue is that when the Commission signs the bills at the end of each month the invoices are not attached to the statement and there is no description on the statement of what had been purchased and that’s what he is wanting to see. Other vendors put a description on their invoice of what’s been purchased. Commissioner Simpson said that all the invoices are kept at the Road and Bridge Department and he matches the invoices to the statement at the end of each month. Mr. Randall said that his statements from now on would have a description of what has been purchased. The next meeting of the Commission will be Monday morning at 9:00 and the meeting is open to the public.

Sports [TOP]

The City of Salem Fall Youth Soccer Program will begin soon. The Salem Parks and Recreation Department will be holding signups for boys and girls ages 4 through 12 today from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Signups will also be held Saturday morning from 9:00 to 12:00 noon. The final signups will be held next Thursday and Friday, August 28th and 29th. The cost per child is $15.00. ALL signups will be held in the lobby of the Salem Freedom Activity Center (the old Armory.) For more information about the soccer league signups, call the Salem Parks and Recreation Department at 729-6290.

Grady Sizemore had a career-high seven runs driven in and Cliff Lee became the first 18-game winner in the AL as the Cleveland Indians pounded the Kansas City Royals, 10-3, to complete a three- game sweep at Progressive Field. Mark Teahen drove in a pair of runs while Zach Greinke (9-9) got the loss for giving up five runs -- one earned -- on six hits with a walk and four strikeouts in five innings of work for the Royals, who have dropped five straight and eight of nine. The Royals will host Detroit this weekend starting tonight.

The Cards had the day off and will face Atlanta this weekend staring tonight at 6:55. Adam Waiinwright is scheduled to start for the Cardinals after being taken off the disabled list where he has been since June. You can hear the games on KSMO Radio.

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kyle Lohse was suspended five games and fined an undisclosed amount on Wednesday. Lohse was penalized for an incident in his last start on Sunday, when he threw a pitch near the head of the Reds' Edinson Volquez during the fifth inning of Cincinnati's 7-3 win. The 29-year-old right-hander decided to appeal the decision and the suspension will not begin until a ruling has been made.

The St. Louis Rams signed running back Steven Jackson to a six-year contract on Thursday. Jackson arrived in St. Louis on Thursday morning, ending his lengthy holdout as his agent and the club ironed out the details on the new contract. The team did not specify financial terms, but a story on the team's web site said the contract will make Jackson one of the highest paid running backs in the league.

 Major League Baseball Scores:

Chicago Cubs 3, Cincinnati 2
NY Mets 5, Atlanta 4
LA Dodgers 3, Colorado 1
San Francisco 4, Florida 3
Washington 4, Philadlphia 3
Arizona 4, San Diego
Toronto 14, NY Yankees 3
Minnesota 2, LA Angels 1 (12 inngs)
Oakland 2, Seattle 0

Obituaries   [TOP].

Funeral services for Bessie L. “Bunny” Pines of Salem, age 89, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel in Salem. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the SMDH Long Term Care Center.

Funeral services for Rita Ruth Lennaman Gonzales of Keyesport, Illinois, age 71, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Interment will be in the Walker Cemetery in rural Maries County. Memorials are suggested to the Walker Cemetery.

Funeral services for Neil Perkins of Wesco, Missouri, age 66, will be held Saturday at 10:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 this evening. Interment will be in the Wesco Cemetery in Wesco, Missouri. Memorials may be made to the American Heart or American Lung Association.

Funeral services for Martha Baker of Ellington, age 77, will be held Saturday at 10:30 at the McSpadden Funeral Home in Ellington. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 today. Interment will be in the Polk Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Funeral services for Bobbie L. Boxx of Salem, age 70, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery.

Funeral services for Jean King of Salem, age 85, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Funeral services for Loren Duane Curtis of Belton, formerly of Jadwin, age 81, will be held Monday afternoon at 1:00 at the James & Gahr Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be from 10:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Empire Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Empire Cemetery.

Funeral services for Ida L. Otis of Springdale, Arkansas, formerly of Rolla, age 85, will be held Tuesday at 12:00 (noon), at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 10:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Ozark Memorial Gardens in Rolla. 

A Private Memorial Service for Carolyn Joyce Yenzer of Rolla, age 69, will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Rolla Floriculture Club. All the arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. 

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly sunny with a 30% chance for showers, high of 86.
Tonight and Saturday.. Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers, low of 66, high of 87.
Saturday night..Partly cloudy, low of 67.
Sunday..Partly sunny, high of 88.
Sunday night..Partly cloudy, low of 62.
Monday..Partly cloudy, high around 90.



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