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The Dent County Sheriff’s Department released their reports involving burglaries. A Dent County Sheriff’s deputy received information on August 26th while investigating a stolen ATV, which was recovered from an earlier reported theft. The information related to a burglary reported back in May of this year, which had occurred at the Meri-Lee Tack & Western Wear. Further investigation led to the arrest of an 18-year old male and a warrant was issued for burglary and stealing with bond set at $10,000. On August 31st at 4:15 in the afternoon, the Department received a report of a burglary, which occurred at a residence located off of Dent County Road 652. Taking a gate off its hinges and entering an outbuilding on the property was how entry was made. Taken from the building were three 5-gallon gas cans full of gasoline, one 5-gallon can of diesel, a Craftsman power washer, BBQ grill scraper and one case of Winchester 12-gauge shotgun shells. Anyone with any information regarding these incidents, which are still under investigation, is asked to contact the Dent County Sheriff’s Department by calling 729-3241.

An accident occurred at 7:35 Wednesday night in Phelps County on Highway 68 about 7 miles south of St. James. According to the highway patrol report, a 2006 Pontiac G6 driven northbound by 28-year old Lisa Ritter of Bunker, was northbound on Highway 68 and struck a deer. Ritter suffered minor injuries and was transported to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center by Phelps County Ambulance. She was wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Pontiac G6 sustained moderate damage and was removed from the scene by Spurgeons Towing.

An accident occurred Tuesday morning at 11:15 at the intersection of Highway 19 and 68 in Salem. According to the Salem Police report, a red 1998 Jeep Cherokee driven by Kimberly Harvey of Rolla was southbound on Highway 19 approaching Highway 68. A red 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE driven by Joshua Meeker of Salem was on Highway 68 and started in traffic and contact was made with the Jeep. Harvey suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to the Salem Memorial District Hospital. The Jeep sustained moderate damage and was towed from the scene by Knight Towing. The Grand Am sustained extensive damage and was towed from the scene by Whitakers Towing.

An accident occurred Wednesday morning at 8:50 in Crawford County on Highway 19 about five miles south of Cherryville. According to the highway patrol report, a 1997 Ford driven by 17-year old Nicholas Hager of Cook Station was traveling southbound on highway 19.  Hager failed to negotiate a curve, causing the Ford to travel off the left side of the roadway and collided with a tree. Hager suffered minor injuries and was taken by private conveyance to the Salem Memorial District Hospital. He was not wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Ford was totaled in the accident and towed from the scene by Miles Towing. Hager was issued a summons for careless and imprudent driving and no seatbelt.

A meeting will be held today at 5:30 for the 2008 Relay for Life in Dent County at the Bank of Salem Courtesy Room. Carilee Ball and Jody Heavin will be serving as the event chairs this year. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Lady Softball Tigers will host the Cuba Lady Wildcats today, weather permitting, starting at 4:30 at the Salem Freedom Activity Fields. Salem enters the game with one win on the year.

Ronny Paulino belted a three-run homer, and Jack Wilson drove in three runs in Pittsburgh's 8-2 win over St. Louis, spoiling Mark Mulder's 2007 debut and sending the Cardinals to another tough defeat in their playoff chase. Mulder (0-1) underwent left rotator cuff surgery last September and missed St. Louis' run to a World Series title. The lefty, in his first outing since August 29, 2006, was torched for eight hits and six runs over four innings. This marked his first career loss (6-1) in nine starts against the Pirates. Rick Ankiel hit a two-run homer for the Cardinals, who fell two games behind first-place Chicago in the NL Central. St. Louis is also 1 1/2 games behind Milwaukee in the division. The Cardinals and Pirates will play again this afternoon starting at 1:00. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio.

Hank Blalock went 2-for-3 and knocked in a pair of runs to lead the Texas Rangers past the Kansas City Royals, 3-2, in the rubber match of a three-game series. Michael Young added two hits and an RBI for the Rangers, who have won four of their last five games. John Buck smacked a two-run homer for the Royals, who have lost two straight. Kansas City starter Kyle Davies (2-4) surrendered two runs -- one earned -- on three hits in five frames. The Rangers have won five of their last seven games at home against Kansas City. The Royals will have the day of today.

Major League Baseball Scores:

Cleveland 6, Minnesota 2
Oakland 6, LA Angels 2
Toronto 6, Boston 4
Detroit 2, Chicago White Sox 1
Tampa Bay 17, Baltimore 2
NY Yankees 10, Seattle 2
Cincinnati 7, NY Mets 0
Atlanta 9, Philadelphia 8
Washington 6, Florida 4
Milwaukee 14, Houston 2
Chicago Cubs 8, LA Dodgers 2
San Francisco 5, Colorado 3
Arizona 9, San Diego 6

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Pauline Maudy Pruitt of Bunker, age 81, will be this morning at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be in the Weese Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Weese Cemetery.

Funeral services for Violet Brooks Taggart Hetzel of Jefferson City formerly of Salem will be held this morning at 11:00 at the James & Gahr Chapel in Salem. Interment will be in the West Fork/Sutterfield Cemetery, Reynolds County. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Graveside services for Devon Cory Daniel Clay of Salem, age 4 days old, will be held today at 12:00 (noon) at the Dry Fork Cemetery. All the arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Mortuary.

Funeral services for Charles Claude Havens of Rolla, age 92, will be held Friday morning at 10:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Macedonia Cemetery in rural Phelps County. Memorials are suggested to the Macedonia Cemetery.

A memorial service for James A. Murray of Salem, age 74, will be held Saturday at 2:00 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses. A short visitation will be from 1:00 until service time. Memorials may be made to the Dent County Animal Shelter. All the arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary in Salem.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Cloudy with a 70% chance for showers and thunderstorms. high of 82.
Tonight..Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance for showers, low near 70.
Friday and Friday night..Cloudy with a 60% chance for showers and thunderstorms, high of 86, low of 68.
Saturday and Saturday night.. Partly cloudy with a 40% chance for showers and thunderstorms, high of 86, low of 62.

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