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Your World Today - October 19, 2006

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Tonight is your chance to come and ask the candidates questions beginning at 6:30 pm at the "Ask the Candidates" forum at the Salem City Hall Auditorium. Scheduled to be in attendance will be the candidates for Dent County Treasurer: Democrat Teresa Whelan and Republican Denita Williams; candidates for County Collector: Democrat Dennis Medlock and Republican Lisa Watson; and candidates for Recorder of Deeds: Democrat Sarah Medlock and Republican Cindy Ard. Also in attendance tonight will be both candidates for County Clerk: Democrat Angie Curley and Republican Carroll McDonald, both candidates for Circuit Clerk: Democrat Ruth Ann Williams and Republican Jamie Homeyer, and both candidates running for Presiding Commissioner: Democrat Richard Kitchen and Republican Darrell Skiles. Also scheduled to appear will be Democrat Jim Gray and Republican Jessica Sparks who are both running for Prosecuting Attorney, Democrat William Camm Seay and Republican Glenn Hall who are running for the Circuit Judge of Circuit 42 Division 1, and Democrat Kelly Parker and Republican J. Kent Howald who are running for the Ciruit Judge of Circuit 42 Division 2. Democrat Jim O'Donnell, Republican Jason Smith and Libertarian Chief Wana Dubie running for the State Representative for District 150 are all scheduled to attend. Democrat Sanborn Ball running for Associate Circuit Judge will be in attendance but is unopposed in the election. Democrat Frank Branitz, running for State Senator in District 16, and Democrat Veronica Hambacker, running for U.S. Representative in District 8, are scheduled to attend, but their opponents in the election had prior commitments and could not be present. The "Ask the Candidate" Forum is being sponsored by KSMO Radio, the Salem News, Dent County Farm Bureau and Dent County Cattlemen's Association. The forum will be carried live on the Internet at or at starting at 6:30. The forum will also be aired after the Open Market on KSMO Friday afternoon starting at about 2:45.

The Salem Police Department released their reports for the first of October fights and disorderly conduct at the Salem Jr. High School. On October 3rd at 8:36 in the morning, an officer was detailed to the Salem Jr. High School in reference to a fight that led to the detention of two 14-year old female juveniles for disorderly conduct. At noon the same day, an officer was detailed to the Salem Jr. High School in reference to a fight that led to the detention of two 15-year old male juveniles for disorderly conduct. On October 9th at 12:23 in the afternoon, an officer was detailed to the Salem Jr. High School in reference to disorderly conduct that led to the detention of a 12-year old and a 13-year old female juvenile. All juveniles were released to their parents and reports will be forwarded to the juvenile officer.

The Missouri Department of Transporation (MoDOT) has announced plans for resurfacing Route 63 with bituminous pavement, beginning north of Route 32 in Licking, to south of Route E near Houston. This work will begin Monday, October 23rd weather permitting and be completed by approximately November 15th. According to MoDOT, the resurfacing will improve the roadway surface for motorists and the result will be a smoother and safer traveling surface. Delays can be expected in the work zone. Work zone signing and flag persons will be present while work is underway. Motorists are encouraged to obey the signs and move carefully through the operation. The contract for this work was awarded to Lake Asphalt & Paving Construction and the total project cost is $1,262,166.72. Anyone with questions about this project or other tranportation-related topics is encouraged to contact the MoDOT Customer Service Center, toll-free, at 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (1-888-275-6636).

Sports   [TOP]

Jose Reyes led off the game with a homer and Paul Lo Duca's two-run single in the seventh proved to be the difference, as the New York Mets forced a deciding game with a 4-2 win against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. Reyes ended 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two stolen bases for the Mets, who got to St. Louis starter Chris Carpenter early, added two runs off former teammate Braden Looper in the seventh and withstood another poor performance by closer Billy Wagner in the ninth. New York starter John Maine (1-0) allowed just two hits, struck out five and walked four over 5 1/3 innings to pick up his first career postseason win. Chad Bradford, Guillermo Mota, Aaron Heilman and Wagner completed the win for New York, which will send Oliver Perez to the mound in Game 7 tonight on just three days' rest. Carpenter (2-1) suffered his first setback of the playoffs, surrendering two runs on seven hits with four strikeouts over six innings. The reigning Cy Young winner was strong for the most part, but his offense let him down. Albert Pujols had two of the seven hits for the Cardinals, who stranded eight runners on base and didn't score until there were two outs in the ninth. So Taguchi drove in both runs for St. Louis, which will send Jeff Suppan to the hill in the deciding game. You can hear the game on KSMO starting at 6:55 with the Dugout Show.

NHL Scores:

Nashville 3, NY Rangers 0
Washington 5, Florida 2
Colorado 4, Toronto 1
Chicago 2, Montreal 1
Anaheim 4, Detroit 1
Minnesota 2, Los Angeles 1 (OT)
New Jersey 2, Pitsburgh 1

New York Giants running back Tiki Barber will reportedly retire at the end of the season. According to the New York Times on Wednesday, the 31-year-old Barber said at a promotional book tour in New York that he was "leaning toward" retiring and that statement was backed up by Mark Lepselter, who is Barber's business agent and runs his off-field business dealings. The Giants' all-time leading rusher, Barber has 9,320 yards rushing on 1,992 carries and 550 receptions for 4,908 yards with a total of 63 touchdowns.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral arrangements for John V. Howie of Knowville, TN, age 68, will be held today at 1:00 at the Wison Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be in the Carty Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials may be made to the Carty Cemetery.

Funeral services for Mabel E. Christian of St. James, age 99, will be held Friday at 1:00 at the James & Gahr Chapel in St. James. Visitation will be from noon until service time. Interment will be in the Boss Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the St. James Nursing Center.

Funeral services for June Camden of Salem, age 72, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be held Friday from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Funeral services for Deborah S. Scheel of St. James, age 47, will be held Sunday at 1:00 at the James & Gahr Chapel in St. James. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 Saturday. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery.

Weather  [TOP]

Today..Cloudy with a 70% chance for showers, high of 47.
Tonight..Partly cloudy, low of 33.
Friday..Partly cloudy, high of 62.
Friday night..Partly cloudy, low of 43.
Saturday..Partly sunny with a 50% chance for showers, high of 63.
Saturday night..Partly cloudy with a 40% chance for showers, low around 40.


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