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The Dent County Commissioners met for their regular meeting at the Dent County Courthouse Monday morning.  For the road report, District 1 Commissioner Dennis Purcell reported that grading would be done on Dent County Roads 6010, 6020, 6200, 6210, 6320 and 6370.  Purcell also said that brush would be cut on Dent County Road 6300 and crew would be cleaning out ditches on Dent County Road 5015 and replacing a cross over pipe on Dent County Road 5170.  District 2 Commissioner Gary Larson reported that a crew would be repairing the chip and seal on Dent County Roads 3210, 3220, 3230 and 3235 to prepare them for re-coating.  Larson also said that grading would be done and rock would be hauled to Dent County Road 4280.  Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles reported that the Commission would be signing off on the quarterly budget transfer of $7,667 from General Revenue to the Assessment Operation Fund.  At the previous meeting Nathan Headrick came by the meeting to ask the Commission how much of a county roads right-of-way does the county maintain and the Commission explained that the county maintains 15 feet from the center of the road to the outside on both sides.  The next meeting of the Commissioners will be Thursday morning at 9:00 and that meeting is open to the public.

If you have received a letter last week concerning a change in your address from rural addressing stating that mail to your old address will not be forwarded after October 1, 2009, that is incorrect. The people affected by this late address change would have the mail from their old address delivered until October 1, 2010. The area affected includes about 35 addresses in between the city limits at the junction of Highway 32 and 72 West to Route F on Highway 32. If you have any questions or need more information, contact the Salem TCRC at 729-8163.

In an effort to ensure that the public has an opportunity to provide input regarding services in state parks and historic sites, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites you to bring your ideas to an informational meeting on Saturday, October 3rd at Dillard Mill State Historic Site near Dillard.  The meeting will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the site's office. Staff from the historic site will present an overview of the site, discuss last year's developments and accomplishments, and review recent activities and repair plans for the mill and mill dam. The public is invited to share comments or ask questions about development or operations of the historic site. Based partially on previous comments and input from the public, the Department recently stabilized the foot bridge leading to the mill and the Honeymoon Cottage, which serves as a pump house for the mill. Volunteers also put in a historic garden. Dillard Mill State Historic Site is located one mile south of Dillard off Highway 49. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the historic site directly at (573) 244-3120 or by calling the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800 334-6946 (voice). For information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at  

Governor Jay Nixon’s reformed system of awarding state license offices has reached two milestones. Now, more than half (94) of the state’s 183 offices have been awarded under the new system. In addition, the annual amount of money that the reformed process will return to the state has surpassed half a million dollars. Of the seven offices awarded this week is Licking. The Licking License Office will continue to be run by Alicia J. Swindell of Licking. Swindell has operated the office since 2005. The office attracted one bid, and it will stay at its current location of 104 E. Highway 32.  No return to the state was included in the bid. All local license offices provide services that are overseen by the Department of Revenue, but an independent contractor operates each office. Transactions that are conducted at these offices include the issuance and renewal of driver licenses, issuance of titles for motor vehicles, and the issuance and renewal of registration for motor vehicles, boats and outboard motors.

Candidates for the Netcoming to be held on Tuesday, October 6th are sophomore Sammy Ibrahim, junior Levi Starkey and seniors Andy Kissir, Jake Schafer and Bret Hagler. Candidates for Homecoming Queen which will be held on Friday, October 9th are sophomore Bailey Barnes, junior Sam Riley and seniors Janelle Conway, Houlie Ibrahim and Jessica Dean. Congratulations to the candidates selected for Netcoming as well as those running for Homecoming Queen.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem 9th Grade Tigers came away with a 18-12 win over the Houston JV Tigers on Monday night in Salem. Brady Floyd and Jake Arzt scored running the ball for Salem while Hunter Barnes recovered a fumble in the end zone. Salem scored the first 18 points and held on for the win.

This past Saturday, the Salem 7th grade football team dropped an 8-0 decision to Mountain Grove. The 8th grade followed and it was more of the same story as the Mountain Grove Panthers shutout the Tigers.

The Salem Lady Softball Tigers lost to St. Clair yesterday, 10-8, while the JV posted a 15-2 win.

The Salem Lady Volleyball Tigers beat Cabool last Thursday in three games to go to 2-0 in the SCA. Salem lost the first game, 17-25, then won game two by the score of 25-18 and captured the match with a 25-19 win in game three. The JV was not as fortunate as they lost in two straight games: 25-23 and 25-15. The Lady Volleyball Tigers will host the Willow Springs Lady Bears tonight starting at 6:00 with the JV contest. KSMO Radio will air the varsity contest on taped delayed basis after the Cardinal baseball game at about 9:15. You can also hear the match on

The Cardinals were off Monday and will be in Cincinnati tonight at 5:50 on KSMO Radio.

Robinson Cano belted a grand slam, as the Yankees sat most of their starters and still came away with an 8-2 victory over the Royals. Luke Hochevar (7-12) yielded eight runs on 12 hits and a pair of walks in six-plus innings for Kansas City, which has lost five of six. Mark Teahen hit a solo homer in defeat. The two teams will play again tonight.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Mary Ann Cornick of St. James, age 89, will be held Wednesday morning at 10:00 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. James. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 at the James and Gahr Chapel in St. James. Interment will be in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in St. James. A prayer service will be held Tuesday evening at 7:00.

Funeral services for Pauline “Alma” Thurmond of Cuba, age 54, will be held Wednesday at 3:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be from 1:00 until service time.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Mostly sunny, high of 69.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low around 40.
Wednesday..Mostly sunny, high of 73.
Wednesday night..Partly cloudy, low of 56.
Thursday..Partly sunny early, then becoming mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for showers, high of 76.
Thursday night..Cloudy with a 60% chance for showers, low near 50.



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