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The Dent County Commissioners met for their regular meeting at the Dent County Courthouse Thursday morning. In the road report, Commissioners Dennis Purcell and Gary Larson both reported that conditions are too wet for grading. In District 1, Commissioner Purcell reported that crews would be busy replacing road signs, replacing a hydraulic pump shaft on a brush cutter and preparing for winter by mounting brackets on equipment to hold snowplows. In District 2, Commissioner Larson reported that brush would be cut on Dent County Roads 3030 and 5240, and a crew would be putting up new road signs as well as picking up trash and old tires on various roads throughout the district. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles reported that he recently attended a Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting where discussion was held on making Highway 63 a four-lane road from Rolla to the junction of Highway 50 near Jefferson City. The project has been broken down into seven sections, but no definite plans have been made to proceed with the idea. The Highway 63 Relief Route around Rolla was also discussed and it was reported that Rolla had committed to seven million dollars in cost share money to help fund the project that has been placed on the 2013 State Transportation Improvement Program. Dent County Clerk Angie Curley reported that at 10:00 next Thursday, the Commission would hold a budget hearing for the Senior Citizens Service Fund due to a budget amendment request. Virginia Waites came by the meeting to discuss with Commissioner Larson the possibility of putting in more culverts on Dent County Road 4480 to prevent more washouts in the future. Commissioner Larson said he and a member of the District 2 Road Crew would come out and look at the road and talk with Mrs. Waites about what could be done.  Also at the meeting, the Commission agreed for Dent County to participate in the Department of Economic Development Rental Rehabilitation Program.  The program has 10 million dollars in disaster relief money that would be available for rental property upgrades and 300 thousand dollars of that money is expected to be made available to the counties in the MRPC Region. The next meeting of the Commissioners will be Monday morning at 9:00 and that meeting is open to the public.

The Dent County Coroner’s Office has released a report of a Salem woman. On September 2nd the Salem Memorial District Hospital notified the Dent County Coroner’s office of a body reported found at a residence in the 1800 block of South Oak. The body was identified as 41-year old Joann Rivera Flores of Salem and Deputy Dent County Coroner Eddie Wilson pronounced Flores dead at the hospital at 3:56 am. An autopsy was performed and toxicology reports done by AIT Laboratories concluded that the cause of death was cardiac arrest due to an acute oxycodone overdose.

An accident happened at 2:39 Thursday morning in Gasconade County on Highway 19 about one mile north of Highway 50. According to the highway patrol report, a 1998 Dodge driven by 21-year old Tyler Krull of Hermann was traveling northbound in the southbound lane and struck head-on a 2003 Kia driven by 23-year old Kyle McCracken of Salem that was traveling southbound. McCracken suffered moderate injuries along with passengers, 19-year old Taylor Graves, 17-year old Amanda Perry and 16-year old Jamie Wood all of Rolla. They were all transported by EMS to the St. John’s Hospital in Washington. The Dodge was totaled and removed from the scene by Harvey’s Towing of Hermann. The Kia was totaled and removed from the scene by LLL Towing.

Tomorrow will be recycling day in Salem where this week they will be also be accepting electronics and tires as well as glass, plastic and magazines. There will be a $10 charge for TV’s and a $5 charge for computer monitors, but no charge for old cell phones, computers, CD players, VCR players etc. They will also be a charge for the tires: $1.50 for passenger tires, $5.00 for truck tires and $10 for tractor tires. The recycling will take place at Third and Grand Streets at the City of Salem Water Department parking lot from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Football Tigers will host the Owensville Dutchmen in the first of three district games starting tonight at the Salem High School beginning at 7:00. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio and online at ksmorado.com starting at 6:30 with Tiger Talk and Coach Bill Schuchardt.

The Missouri Football Tigers will be at Oklahoma State tomorrow night to face the Cowboys in Big 12 action. Missouri is 4-1 on the year and 0-1 in the Big 12. You can hear the game on KSMO starting at 7:00.

Ed Jovanovski scored 3:37 into overtime as Phoenix earned a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues. David Backes and Paul Kariya had the goals for the Blues, who have dropped three in a row since winning their opening two games to the season. Chris Mason stopped 31 shots. The Blues will face Anaheim Saturday night and KSMO will join the game in progress after Missouri Football.

The St. Louis Rams have placed defensive tackle Gary Gibson on injured reserve and signed wide receiver Tim Carter to fill his spot.

The Kansas City Chiefs have placed running back Jackie Battle on injured reserve and signed linebacker Justin Rogers to fill the roster spot.

Raul Ibanez's first career postseason home run gave the Phillies the breathing room they needed, as the defending World Series champions held on to knock off Los Angeles, 8-6, in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium. Game 2 is this afternoon at Dodger Stadium as Pedro Martinez takes the ball for the Phillies versus former Phillie Vicente Padilla for the Dodgers.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral arrangements for Nora Broyles of Salem, age 96, will be held today at 1:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.

Funeral services for Johnnie W. Stevens of Farmington, formerly of Bunker, age 81, will be held today at 1:00 at the Bunker Tabernacle in Bunker. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Conway Cemetery in rural Bunker. Memorials may be made to the Stevens family. All arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary of Salem.

Funeral services for James Winford Emory of Salem, age 79, will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Salem Care Center.

Funeral services for Alice Alma Wood of Steelville, age 82, will be held Sunday at 2:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.

Graveside services for James Gordon Clayton Jr. of Salem, age 57, will be held Monday morning at 11:00 at North Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Memorials may be made to a fund for the Grandchildren.

Funeral services for Everett Boulch of Salem, age 77, will be held Monday at James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Interment will be in the Sam Crocker Cemetery.

Funeral services for Lorraine A Snelson of Morgans Point Resort, Texas formerly of Rolla, age 90, will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be 10:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the Thomas Fairview Cemetery in Rolla. Memorials are suggested to Hospice.

Funeral services for Mary Magglena Land of Rolla, age 84, will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be held tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart or Diabetes Association.

Weather [TOP]

Today and tonight..Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance for light rain, high of 49, low of 37.
Saturday..Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance for light rain early, high around 50.
Saturday night..Partly cloudy, low of 33.
Sunday..Mostly sunny, high of 58.
Sunday night..Clear, low of 41.
Monday..Mostly sunny, high of 65.

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