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The Dent County Commissioners regular meeting was held Thursday morning at the Dent County Courthouse. In the road report, both districts road crews will be repairing and replacing road signs. In District 1, Commissioner Dennis Purcell reported that a tree will be cut on the county right-of-way on Dent County Road 5630, and brush will be cut on Dent County Road 5520. He also said that the county crews would be out patch grading washouts. In District 2, Commissioner Gary Larson said that dead trees are going to be removed from the county right-of-way on Dent County Roads 2530 and 3290. He stated that workers were checking for washouts, repairing the chip and sealed Dent County Road 3260, and the road crew will grade Dent County Road 2320 if it is not too wet. Larson further reported that brush would be cut on Dent County Roads 3330 and 4290. Larson wanted to remind motorists that the speed limit on Dent County Road 3290 is 25 miles per hour as many people traveling the road are well in excess of that speed. He said that the Dent County Sheriff’s Department could put a deputy there to write tickets for drivers who exceed the speed limit. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles said that all the commissioners attended the Salem Area Community Betterment Association presentation Tuesday to the Missouri Community Betterment Judges at the Ozark Natural and Cultural Center in town. He said that the presentation went very well. He also said that he attended the Meramec Community Enhancement Corporation meeting at the MRPC offices Tuesday and was updated on the rehab properties, and also received an update on the HPRRP program. Dent County Clerk Angie Curley said that absentee voting for the November General Election would begin September 21st. In other business, the Dent County Elected Officials made a $400 contribution to the Press Box Renovation Fund spearheaded by Stan Podorski of KSMO Radio to help pay for the renovations to the football field press box to make the building safer for the students who work in the concession stand and for the coaches and volunteers upstairs. At the last meeting, Dent County Assessor Brenda Bell presented her mapping contract with Landmark Surveying Company to the commission at a monthly rate of $575. The contract was approved and signed by all the commissioners. The next meeting of the Dent County Commissioners will be held Monday morning at 9:00 at the Dent County Courthouse and the meeting is open to the public.

An accident occurred on Saturday, September 11th at 4:10 in the afternoon at the intersection of Highway 19 and Rolla Road. According to the Salem Police report, a 1993 Ford Escort driven by Anglique Bunton of Salem, left the roadway about 85 feet south of Rolla Road, struck several support beams, and broke three store front windows. The Ford Escort continued on the sidewalk causing extensive damage to the 500 block of Highway 19. The Ford Escort sustained extensive damage, and Bunton was transported to the Salem Memorial District Hospital for treatment.

An accident occurred on Friday, September 10th at 2:13 in the afternoon in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Salem. According to the Salem Police report, a 1999 Dodge Dakota driven by Jerry Myers of Boss was attempting to make a right turn onto Highway 32 and was struck by a 2004 Jeep Cherokee driven by Robert Brendell of Salem, who was checking cross traffic. The Dodge Dakota sustained minor damage, and the Jeep Cherokee sustained moderate damage. A passenger in the Dodge Dakota sustained minor injuries and was transported to the Salem Memorial District Hospital by a private vehicle.

A Beef Cattle Grading Clinic and Pasture Walk will be held on Thursday, September 23rd starting at 3:00 pm at the Salem Livestock Auction and will feature Corbitt Wall with the USDA-MO Livestock and Grain Market News Service. The clinic will provide information on the USDA feeder cattle grading system to include muscle, frame and condition scoring. After the grading clinic participants will have time to eat in Salem before heading to the Pasture Walk which begins at 6:30 pm at the Denny and Mary Beth Pogue Farm, which is located by taking Highway 68 north to Highway F, go about two miles to the farm entrance on the right. The Pogue’s own and operate a commercial beef farm and have used the Management Intensive Grazing for about 15 years. MU Extension State Beef Nutrition Specialist Dr. Justin Sexten will serve as a guest speaker. There is no cost for this program. For more information contact MU Extension Livestock Specialist Ted Cunningham at the Dent County Extension office by calling 729-3196.

Sports [TOP]

Samantha Parker went two for two with a bases loaded triple and drive in a total of four RBIs as Salem shutout the Steelville Lady Cardinals, 15-0 in three innings. Leah Whelan added a double and two RBI as Salem evened their record at 5-5 heading into the St. James Tournament tomorrow.

The Salem Lady Volleyball Varsity Tigers defeated Licking Thursday night in three games winning the first game 23-20, losing game two 24-26, and winning game three 26-24. The JV lost in three games at Licking losing the first game 6-25, winning game two by the score of 27-25, and losing game three 21-25. The Lady Tigers will be at Ava next Tuesday night.

The Salem Football Tigers will travel to Willow Springs to face the Bears starting at 7:00. Salem enters the game with a 1-2 record overall and in the SCA. You can hear the game tonight on KSMO Radio and online at ksmoradio.com starting at 6:30 with Tiger Talk and Coach Bill Schuchardt.

The Salem 7th grade football team defeated Houston, 6-0 as time expired yesterday Derek McClain caught an 11-yard pass from Dylan Wisdom. They will play next Thursday at Mountain Grove.

The Missouri Tigers will host San Diego State tomorrow night at 6:00 and you can hear the game on KSMO Radio. Missouri is 2-0 on the year.

Jake Westbrook pitched eight shutout innings to win for the first time in a month and the Cardinals blanked the San Diego Padres, 4-0, in the opener of a four-game series. Yadier Molina singled in two runs and Albert Pujols stroked an RBI double, both in the sixth inning, for the Cardinals, who pulled within seven games of NL Central-leading Cincinnati. The Cards and Padres play tonight and this weekend.

The Kansas City Royals will face the Cleveland Indians this weekend starting tonight.

The Kansas City Chiefs signed linebacker Charlie Anderson on Wednesday. Anderson is in his seventh season in the NFL out of Mississippi. He played in 16 games (two starts) for Miami last season and had 17 tackles, two forced fumbles and two sacks. The team also announced Wednesday that linebacker Cameron Sheffield has been placed on injured reserve.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services Allen Douglas Manahan of Salem, age 92, will be today at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery.

Funeral services for Robert N. Lincoln of Cuba, age 80, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Rosati. Visitation will be tonight from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Memorials are suggested to the Heartland Hospice.

Memorial services for Velma Lucella (Dewitt) Settles of Bakersfield, California, age 79, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the Fox Chapel in Licking.

Funeral services for Donie Ivy Polk of Salem, age 94, will be held Saturday at noon at the Salem Church of Christ. Visitation will be from 10:00 until service time Saturday. A graveside service and interment will be at the Lone Pine Cemetery in Clarksville, Arkansas at 2:00. Memorials may be made to the Salem Church of Christ. All arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary of Salem.

Graveside services for Robert Boren of St. James, age 78, will be held Saturday at 2:00 at the Gorman Cemetery. All the arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James.

Funeral services for Geraldine T. Stephens of Salem, age 92, will be held Monday at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Memorial services for Beulah M. Mead of Salem, age 93, will be held Friday, September 24 at 7:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 5:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Dupont, Ohio. Memorials are suggested to the Columbus Grove, Ohio, Eastern Star Chapter.

Weather [TOP]

Today....Mostly sunny with some patchy fog this morning, high around 80.
Tonight..Partly cloudy, low around 60.
Saturday and Saturday night..Partly cloudy, high of 85, low of 64.
Sunday..Mostly sunny, high of 85.
Sunday night..Clear, low of 62.
Monday..Mostly sunny, high of 88 falling into the upper 70s in the afternoon.

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