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The Dent County Commissioners met on Monday morning at the Dent County Courthouse for their regular meeting and Dent County Clerk Angie Curley was not present as she is at the annual County Clerk’s Election Authority Training through Wednesday. Buddy Land arrived prior to the meeting and discussed rural addressing with Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles, and then talked about Dent County Road 2550 to Commissioner J.J. Tune and how rough it was. Tune said that the graders would be in that area this week. Austin Mitchell than asked the commission about the procedure in getting a Quit-Claim Deed to release the easement property formerly used by the railroad. He said that his client’s Quit-Claim Deed for the property from 1998 that he had didn’t match up with his property. The commission stated that all they have to do is draw up the deed for the right parcel of land, bring it to the commission and they would sign it. A Quit-Claim Deed means that you relinquish any claim to the property indicated on the deed, and in this case, the county has never had any interest in the railroad easements. In the road report, Commissioner Bobby Simpson said that a portion of Dent County Road 5110 was partly washed away and will be rebuilt. After that, a number of roads that sustained minor flood damage will be addressed and they are scattered throughout the county. Simpson also said that road crews will check the low water crossing in Bunker as they still had water flowing over them last week. Commissioner J.J. Tune reported that some minor flood damage occurred in the Boss and Howes Mill area and work will be done on Dent County Roads 5225 and 5240. He also said that there was road damage from the rains in the Hidden Valley Estates and work will be done on Dent County Roads 4283 and 5260. He said that grading would be done on Dent County Roads 2540 and 2550, and materials will be added and grading would be done on Dent County Roads 3180, 4050 and 4060. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles asked the commission to recognize artist David Plank for his fine contributions to our area through his art with a David Plan Recognition Day this Saturday and they agreed unanimously. Plank will be at the Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center this Saturday from 10:00 to noon, and his work will be there from September 9th through the 27th. Skiles wanted to remind the commissioners that Beef Days would be held this Thursday at The Commons. Simpson stated that a South Central Regional Commissioners meeting would be held today at Houston, and that the VFW would be placing flags at the courthouse and hold a celebration on Thursday, September 11th. At the last meeting, Sheriff Bob Wofford discussed with the commissioners a federal grant regarding online fingerprinting. Also attending was Keith Green with the Red Cross asking for possible funding for a generator for the Red Cross shelter. Postmaster Don Culver also came in to discuss rural addressing with the commission. The next meeting of the Dent County Commissioners will be Thursday morning at 9:00 at the courthouse and that meeting is open to the public.

An accident happened at 10:55 Monday morning on Dent County Road 6150 about two miles south of Salem. According to the highway patrol report, a 1996 Ford driven by 33-year old Jeffery Light of Salem was traveling southbound. The Ford traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck a culvert and came to rest in the ditch. Infant son, Braydon Light, suffered minor injuries and Light sought their own treatment. Braydon and Jeffrey were both wearing seat restraints at the time of the accident. The Ford sustained minor damage and towed from the scene by Whitaker’s Towing of Salem.

An accident happened at 3:15 Monday morning in Crawford County on Highway 49 about 11 miles south of Steelville. According to the highway patrol report, a 1998 Ford F-150 driven by 74-year old William Barr of Viburnum was traveling northbound on Highway 49. The Ford traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned several times. The Ford came to rest on its wheels facing east. Barr suffered moderate injuries and was transported by Steelville ambulance to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center. He was not wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Ford was totaled and removed from the scene by Abney’s Towing.

An accident happened in Phelps County on Route F about eight miles east of Rolla at 7:30 Monday night. According to the highway patrol report, a 2008 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle driven westbound by 45-year old Gary S. Owen of Salem, struck a deer in the roadway. Owen suffered moderate injuries and was taken to the Phelps County regional Medical Center by the Phelps County Ambulance. The Harley sustained only minor damage and was removed from the scene by the Owens.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Varsity Lady Softball Tigers beat Mountain Grove yesterday 10-9 to move to 2-4 on the year. The JV also won, 10-1, and is 3-2 on the year. The Lady Tigers will be at Cuba on Thursday to face the Lady Wildcats at 4:30.

The Salem Lady Volleyball Tigers participated in the West Plains Tournament this past weekend. Salem finished 2nd in the Silver Division before losing to Summersville in the finals. The Lady Tigers will host the Lady Red Wings of Eminence tonight at the SHS Gym starting at 6:00.

The St. Louis Blues signed defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, club president John Davidson announced Thursday. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Pietrangelo was the fourth-overall pick in the 2008 draft

The St. Louis Cardinals begin a three game series with the Chicago Cubs tonight at 6:55 and you can hear the game on KSMO Radio.

The Kansas City Royals start a three game set at Minnesota tonight.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brodie Croyle will miss next week's game against Oakland with a separated shoulder. Croyle left Sunday's 17-10 loss to the New England Patriots late in the third quarter after he was slammed into the ground on a sack. Damon Huard, will start next week's home game against the Raiders.

Major League Baseball Scores:

Philadelphia 8, Florida 6
Cincinnati 5, Milwaukee 4
Houston 3, Pittsburgh 2
San Diego 4, LA Dodgers 0
San Francisco 6, Arizona 2
Baltimore 14, Cleveland 3
Boston 3, Tampa Bay 0
Detroit 14, Oakland 8
LA Angels 12, NY Yankees 1
Toronto at Chicago White Sox, pstpnd, rain

National Football League Scores:

 Denver 41, Oakland 14
Green Bay 24, Minnesota 19

Obituaries   [TOP].

Funeral services for Ruby Mae Light of Salem, age 83, will be held today at 1:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery.

Funeral services for David F. Alexander of Rolla, age 65, will be held Thursday at 10:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00. Interment will be in the Rolla City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral services for Frank Schafer of Salem, age 85, will be held Thursday at 1:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Green Forest Cemetery.

Funeral services for Eva Lou Cooper of Steelville, age 93, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be from 9:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Cloudy with patchy drizzle this morning, then partly sunny this afternoon, high near 70.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 54.
Wednesday..Mostly sunny, high of 78.
Wednesday night..Partly cloudy, low of 62.
Thursday..Partly sunny with a 30% chance for showers, high of 82.
Thursday night..50% chance for rain, low of 61.

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