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The Dent County Fire Protection District Board of Directors held their regularly scheduled monthly meeting Tuesday night. After the minutes were approved from the previous meeting and bills were reviewed, there was a discussion on the 2011 budget, which is still in work. The signature card was updated for check signing to reflect new board member Mike Godi. Reimbursements for the month of August were reviewed and there were a total of 29 calls made in September that brings the year-to-date total to 282 calls. In old business, propane bids were reviewed by the board with 2 bidders, Chilton Oil Company @ $1.75 / gallon and Titan @ $1.59 / Gallon. The motion was made to accept the Titan bid, and the motion carried all for with 1 abstention. Strategic Planning was tabled as more information was needed but it is progressing, and the garage doors should be installed this week. The board discussed the completion of the meeting / training room and approved a quote of $2,607.97 for carpet from Lansing Carpet Plus. The board reviewed quotes for cabinets for the meeting room and they approved the bid from David Richmond to complete the cabinets for $3,856. The roof situation was discussed in great detail. The Real-Tek Company is still working on it but have had no results as of yet. It has been discussed that money would be refunded for the original roof repair. The roof has to be repaired before the fall rain and winter months.  The board approved a previous quote from Ferranto’s Roofing for $3,900 to repair roof. In new business, inventory is still in progress. The board discussed Leadership and Management and set goals for the 2011 year. Chief Nash then discussed problems on Truck 80 and Engine 81. These will be taken for repair. Chief Nash presented the board a donation check of $1,500 from Salem Wood Products. This check is in appreciation of the work that the district does. The board, district and Firefighters are all extremely appreciative of the donation from Salem Wood Products and it will be used to better the district for all the patrons.  The board then set the date for the next scheduled meeting, for November 2nd @ 6:00 PM at the Dent County Fire Protection District building. The meeting was then adjourned.Eleven local volunteers, including two youth, who have served the Meramec Region will be honored for their community service efforts on Tuesday, November 9th, during the Meramec Regional Planning Commission’s 2010 Annual Dinner celebration at Linn State Technical College in Linn. The event will be held in the college’s new 84,000 square feet state-of-the-art Vehicle and Power Center. Some of those to be recognized by MRPC for their community contributions and volunteer efforts include Betty Frink of Steelville, nominated by Franky Todd, at large commissioner for seniors; Jay Anderson of Salem, nominated by Salem Mayor Gary Brown; Adam Birdsong of Rolla, nominated by Doolittle Mayor Paul Smith; Jim and Diane Boulware of Salem, nominated by Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles; and in the youth category, Lane Howard of Lecoma, nominated by Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles. The Eugene E. Northern award, the highest honor given by MRPC for volunteerism and community service, will also be named at the dinner. The public is invited to attend. The evening will begin with a tour of Linn State Technical College’s Vehicle and Power Center, the site of the Annual Dinner at 4:30, reception from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., featuring a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, open bar and exhibits. Dinner will be from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and will be prepared by Argyle Catering. The program and awards presentation will follow the dinner and is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. David Kerr, director of the Missouri Department of Economic development, will be the guest speaker and will share information on the department’s efforts to develop a strategic economic development plan for the state, an effort that has involved several leaders from the Meramec Region. The cost of the event is $25 per person. Reservations can be made by calling the MRPC at (573) 265-2993.

Do you have old tires beside the garage? Wondering what to do with that old computer and that television that are piled in the basement? There’s finally an answer. Meramec Regional Planning Commission, in partnership with the Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District, the City of Salem and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, will offer a tire and electronics collection on Saturday, October 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the utility/construction department’s parking lot at corner of Third and Grand Streets in Salem. The event is hosted by the City of Salem. Hard drives, printers, phones, VCRs, microwaves and most other electronics may be dropped off free of charge. Fees will be charged for televisions and monitors. Televisions will cost $5 for households and $10 for businesses. Each computer monitor will cost $5. Fees will also be charged for tires. Passenger tires will be $1.50 each; truck tires will be $5 each; and tractor tires will be $10 each. Tires from businesses are not accepted. You must unload the items yourself. The collection is open to any households in the Ozark Rivers District, including Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties. The Ozark Rivers Solid Waste District is using its own grant program, funded through landfill user tipping fees, to sponsor these collections. MRPC is working with Midwest Recycling Center of Crystal City and Park Hills to recycle electronics, and tires will be recycled into tire-derived fuel. The solid waste management district will also have educational information available at the collection that will help residents deal with other types of waste, including household hazardous waste. For more information, call the MRPC at 265-2993.

The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce board is requesting nominations to honor businesses and individuals at this year’s awards banquet. The banquet and auction will be held on Thursday, November 4th beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Salem City Hall Auditorium. Awards will be given in six categories: Business of the Year, Non-Profit Organization of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Customer Service Award, Citizen of the Decade and Youth Visionary Award. Criteria, eligibility and nomination forms for these awards can be picked up at the Chamber office located at 200 S. Main St. or requested by e-mail from chamber@salemmo.com. Nominations will be accepted through Thursday, October 14th. Completed nominations can be mailed, faxed or brought to the Chamber office. Banquet tickets can be purchased for the evening’s festivities at the Chamber office for $20 each. For more information, please call Genie, the Salem Chamber Director, at 729-6900.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Football Tigers trounced a young Cabool Bulldog team to wrap up their SCA Football schedule Friday night, 48-0. Scoring for Salem was Kevin Presley with two touchdowns, while Ryan Smith, Johnnie Boyd, Jared Shorey, Junior Rictor and Brady Floyd each had one. Salem is 5-2 on the year overall and in the SCA and they will be at Owensville Friday.

The Salem Lady Volleyball Tigers split two matches and lost two others Saturday at the Licking Volleyball Tournament. Salem split games with Licking and Mountain View, and lost matches to Winona and Ava. The Lady Tigers will be at Thayer tomorrow night at 6:00.

Blaine Gabbert threw a pair of touchdown passes, as the 24th-ranked Missouri Tigers dominated the Colorado Buffaloes, 26-0, in the Big 12 opener for both schools. Gabbert completed 17-of-29 passes for 191 yards for the Tigers (5-0, 1-0 Big 12), who were coming off a bye week. Gabbert left the game with a hip injury and James Franklin came in for the fourth quarter, connecting on 3-of-4 passes for 35 yards, a touchdown, and a pick. Mizzou will travel to College Station on Saturday to face Texas A&M.

Carlo Colaiacovo's tally at 1:47 of overtime sent St. Louis over Philadelphia, 2-1, at Scottrade Center in the Blues' season opener. Brad Boyes netted the other score for the Blues, who won their season-opener after finishing 2009-10 by missing the playoffs for the fourth time in five years. Jaroslav Halak stopped 29-of-30 shots for the win, his first with St. Louis after coming over in an off-season deal from Montreal.  The Blues will host the Anaheim Ducks today at 1:00 on KSMO Radio.

Shaun Hill threw for 227 yards and three touchdowns and Stefan Logan tied a franchise record with a 105-yard kickoff return for a score as the Detroit Lions snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 44-6 demolishing of the St. Louis Rams at Ford Field. Rookie quarterback Sam Bradford passed for 215 yards on 23-of-45 efficiency with two interceptions, while Steven Jackson rushed 25 times for 114 yards for St. Louis (2-3), Danny Amendola had 12 grabs for 95 yards. Josh Brown accounted for the only Rams' points with a pair of 28-yard field goals.

Mike Hart rushed for the only touchdown of the game late in the fourth quarter, as Indianapolis kept Kansas City out of the end zone to knock off the last remaining unbeaten team, 19-9. Matt Cassel threw for a mere 156 yards on 16-of-29 passes for the Chiefs (3-1), who were trying for their first 4-0 start since 2003. Jamaal Charles logged 87 yards on 16 carries and lost a fumble in the setback. Ryan Succop hit three of four field goals in the game.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Graveside services for Rosalie Fern Turner of Dent County, age 92, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the Wallace Turner Cemetery in Bunker. Memorials are suggested to the family.

Funeral services for Lawrence A. Copeland of Salem, age 56, will be held 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 Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral services Bernadean M. Mooney of Salem, age 93, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 at the Salem Chapel of the James and Gahr Mortuary. Visitation will be held tonight from 5:00 to 7:00. Internment will be in the Green Forest Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family.

Funeral services for James Milford Sharp of Doolittle, age 64, will be held Thursday at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla with full military honors. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00. Internment will be in the James Community Cemetery near Vienna.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly sunny with a 30% chance for showers and thunderstorms, high around 80.
Tonight..Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers, low of 53.
Tuesday..Partly sunny with a 40% chance for showers and thunderstorms, high of 76.
Tuesday night..Partly cloudy, low of 56.
Wednesday..Partly sunny, high of 68.

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