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Your World Today - August 31, 2012

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The Dent County Commissioners regular meeting was held Thursday morning at the Dent County Courthouse. In the road report, District 1 Commissioner Dennis Purcell reported that grading was going to be done on Dent County Roads 5450, 6303 and 6305; and that brush would be cut on Dent County Road 5015. Purcell went on to say that ditch work would be done on Dent County Roads 5080, 6190 and 6435; and that two men would be doing shop maintenance. District 2 Commissioner Gary Larson said that grading would be done on Dent County Roads 2140 and 2180, and that brush would be cut on Dent County Road 2240. Larson also reported that workers are servicing grader #31 and working on brush cutter #4. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles reported that the MRPC Board via a conference call approved to support the cost share project with the City of Salem and MoDOT for the improvements to be made to Route J. Salem Mayor Gary Brown came in and said that the project will cost $1,036,534 which includes water and sewer line replacement, eight man hole adjustments, reduction of the crown from Third Street to Highway 32-72, repaving from Highway 72 north to Highway 32-72, and some new entrances. The roadwork will cost $784,054 and the city’s portion of that is $392,027. On Tuesday, the Salem Board of Aldermen held a special meeting to allow the mayor to sign a Delta Regional Authority grant of $200,000 for the water and sewer line replacement and the eight manholes. Brown stated that another $119,827 is made of in-kind engineering services and MoDOT’s part comes to $272,200. He was asking for a letter of support from the commission for the project and the commission approved his request. Skiles also reported that he had a conversation with Emergency Management Director Brad Nash about the burn ban and he said that the conditions had changed enough to rescind the ban. The commission voted 3-0 to end the burn ban effective Thursday, August 30th. He did say that Nash talked with the National Weather Service about the possible upcoming weather from Tropical Storm Isaac. He then held a meeting with other Emergency Management Personnel at the Dent County Fire Station to discuss different scenarios that could occur with excessive rain. The commissioners wanted to remind everyone to beware of low water crossings if there are excessive rains, and take the long way around to be safe. Dent County Clerk Angie Curley reported that if anyone has had an address change or is not sure where they are supposed to vote to please call her office at 729-4144. She said that the last day to register to vote in the General Election is October 10th and the first day to absentee vote is September 25th. At the last meeting, the commissioners approved the bid from MFA of $3.36 for 1,000 gallons of unleaded fuel. The next meeting of the Dent County Commissioners will be Thursday morning at 9:00 and the meeting is open to the public.

For many Missourians, the opening of dove season Saturday, September 1st marks the start of hunting season, and the state’s top mourning dove expert says this year’s season is full of promise. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), approximately 33,000 people hunt doves in the Show-Me State. Resource Scientist John Schulz says the mourning dove not only is the state’s most popular game bird, it also is the most democratic, attracting hunters from every walk of life. Missouri’s dove-hunting season runs from September 1st through November 9th. Mourning, collared and white-winged doves all are legal. The limit is 15 doves daily, which can be a combination of all three species. The possession limit is 30.Missouri residents ages 16 through 64 must buy a Small Game Hunting Permit to pursue doves. All dove hunters 16 and older must have a Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit for dove hunting. MDC statistics show that hunters fire an average of five shots per dove bagged. If you kill a limit of 15 doves with fewer than three boxes of shotgun shells, first pick up all the empty hulls littering the ground around you. Leaving them is littering, and could earn you a ticket. Then pat yourself on the back for being an above-average wingshot.

Mark Twain National Forest visitors are asked to take precautions while visiting Missouri’s National Forests over Labor Day weekend August 31-September 2, 2012. National Weather Service is forecasting heavy with a possibility of 2-4 inches of rainfall from Tropical Storm Isaac with sustained wind gusts of 15-25 mph, possibly 35 mph. Because of the potential of flash flooding, National Forest visitors are advised to stay away from riverbanks and rock bars, and to monitor conditions for possible flash flooding on low water crossings. Labor Day weekend is the last major holiday weekend for forest visits for the year. For more information about the Mark Twain National Forest, go to or contact your local Mark Twain National Forest office.

Sports [TOP]

Brady Floyd rushed for 108 yards and three touchdowns as the Salem Tigers demolished the Titans of Confluence Prep Academy by the score of 48-0. Austin Rogers ran for 80 yards and added two touchdowns, while Hunter Barnes and Dylan Wisdom each scored to propel the Tigers to the win. Salem's defense only allowed a total of 48 yards in offense. Salem is now 2-0 on the year and 1-0 in the SCA. The Tigers will host the Owensville next Friday night. 

The Salem Lady Volleyball Tigers lost in two sets to Pacific on Thursday, 25-19 and 25-12. JV also lost in two sets, 25-10 and 24-14. Salem is now 0-2 on the year and will host Eminence Tuesday.

The final signup for the City of Salem’s Inaugural Fall Youth Flag Football Program will be held at the front lobby of the Salem Freedom Activity Center today from 4:00 to 6:00. This league is for all boys and girls currently in the 4th through 6th grades. The cost is $20 per child.

Bryce Harper finished with a two-run home run and drove in three, as the Washington Nationals pounded the St. Louis Cardinals, 8-1, in the opener of a four-game series. Jaime Garcia (3-6) lasted just 5 1/3 frames, charged with nine hits and six runs in defeat for the Cardinals, losers of three straight. The Cardinals and National play again tonight at 5:30 on KSMO.

Alex Gordon crushed a solo home run and Jeremy Guthrie worked 7 1/3 outstanding innings as the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 2-1 victory at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals will start a series with the Twins tonight.

Sam Bradford tossed a trio of touchdown passes and the St. Louis Rams beat the Baltimore Ravens, 31-17, as both teams closed out their preseason schedules Thursday at Edward Jones Dome. The Rams will begin their regular season on September 9th in Detroit against the Lions.

Graham Harrell threw two touchdown passes and the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 24-3, in the preseason finale for both teams. The Chiefs will open the regular season September 9th against the Falcons.

The Missouri Tiger football team will open up their season Saturday night, as they will host Southeastern Louisiana at 6:00. You’ll be able to hear that game on KSMO Radio.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Virginia Miledred Hogan of Bourbon and formerly of Cherryville, age 88, will be held today at 2:00 at the Sellers Cemetery in Dillard. Interment will be in the Sellers Cemetery in Dillard. Memorials may be made to the Mylie Kay Family Fund or American Cancer Society.

Graveside services for Ila Glowczweski of Bunker, age 95, will be held today at 2:00 at the Bay Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of the McSpadden Funeral Home in Bunker.

Funeral services for Lois Lucille Crandell of Salem, age 100, will be today at 2:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon until time of service. Interment will be in the Cedar Gove Cemetery in Salem. Memorials are suggested to the Salem Memorial District Hospital - Long Term Care.

Funeral services for Daniel Raymond Pitts of Cuba, age 60, will be held Tuesday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be held from 11:00 until time of service at the James and Gahr Mortuary.

Graveside services for Ricky Lynn Regnier of Moberly, age 59, will be held Tuesday at 2:15 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Memorials may be made to the VFW.

Memorial Service for Amy Adele Snelson of Rolla, age 51, will be Thursday, September 6 at 7:00 pm at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Memorials are suggested to the Newburg United Methodist Church.

Funeral services for Roderic Garn of Rolla, age 77, will be held Friday at 12:00 noon at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be held Friday from 10:00 in the morning until service time. Memorials may be made to the Anutt Community Church

Weather   [TOP]

Today..Mostly cloudy with almost a 100% chance of showers, high of 78.
Tonight..Cloudy with almost a 100% chance of showers, low of 71.
Saturday..Cloudy with a 70% chance of showers, high of 79.
Saturday night..Cloudy with a 60% chance of showers, low of 70.
Sunday..Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers, high of 83.
Sunday night..Partly cloudy, low of 69.




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