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KSMO AM 1340 and in lieu of the traditional "Meet the Candidates" Forum will continue to hold interviews with the individual candidates in the contested races. The Independent candidate will be interviewed this morning at 8:30 am. The Independent candidate running for office is Don Harris for 1st District Commissioner. After that interview at 8:45, representatives from the Salem R-80 Bond Issue Committee will discuss the bond issue on the ballot. Then the Republican candidates will be interviewed from 11:05 until 12:10 today. The Republican candidates for these offices are:

Dennis Purcell – 1st District Commissioner

Gary Larson – 2nd District Commissioner

Jamie Homeyer – Dent County Assessor

Larry Edwards – Public Administrator

Jeff Elmer – Dent County Coroner

Jason Smith – 150th District Representative.

All interviews will be on the air as well as streamed online at our website and those streams will be archived for those wishing to access them later. Each candidate will have time to talk about themselves, and answer questions that relate to their office.

The Dent County Commissioners held their regular meeting Thursday morning at the Dent County Courthouse. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles was not present at the meeting as he was at a Regional Workforce Investment Conference. Commissioner Tune acted as the Presiding Commissioner for the meeting that got underway late due to Commissioner Simpson having to attend an appointment at 9:00. In the road report, Simpson reported that Dent County Roads 2450, 2460, 5110, 5130 and 5630 were being graded. He said that brush was being cut on Dent County Road 5630 and other workers were working on a truck. Commissioner J.J. Tune stated that grading was going to be done on Dent County Roads 2150, 3330, 3333, 3335, 3337 and 3340. He said that some of the chip and seal roads were being repaired, and material was being added to Dent County Road 2150. Commissioner Tune said that the residents on Dent County Road 2390 have submitted a petition to have the county set a speed limit of 20 MPH for the road. Commissioners Tune and Simpson approved the request, and speed limit signs will be created and erected. Dent County Clerk Angie Curley reported that over 990 absentee ballots have been requested. Absentee voting will continue until Monday afternoon at 5:00 at the Dent County Clerk’s office. She said that her office would be open Saturday from 8:00 until 12:00 noon for those who wish to vote absentee. She said that voting would be held Tuesday from 6:00 AM until 7:00 PM at your designated voting location. Curley did say that if anyone is not sure where their voting location is, or if they are not sure what school district they are since there is a school issue on the ballot, they should call the Dent County Clerk’s office at 729-4144. She further reported that the poll workers training was held on Tuesday and everything went well. The next meeting of the Dent County Commission will be held Monday at 9:00 in the morning at the Dent County Courthouse and the meeting is open to the public.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Tiger Football regular season finale will be held tonight at St. James against the Tigers starting at 7:00. Salem is 1-1 in the district as is Owensville while Sullivan is 2-0. Salem MUST win to reach the playoffs. You can hear the game tonight on KSMO radio as well as online at starting with Tiger talk and Coach Bill Schuchardt at 6:15. Salem enters the game with a 7-2 overall record.

The Missouri Football Tigers take their 6-2 record into the game Saturday with the Baylor Bears starting at 1:00. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio.

Cam Ward turned away all 19 shots he faced, and the Carolina Hurricanes posted a 1-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center. Ward posted his first shutout of the season, as the Hurricanes won for the third time in five games. Tuomo Ruutu tallied the lone goal for Carolina, and Eric Staal and Dennis Seidenberg notched the helpers. Chris Mason was excellent despite losing, saving 28-of-29 shots for the Blues, who have lost three of four.  The Blues host the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday night at 7:30 and you can hear the game on KSMO Radio.

On Thursday, the Kansas City Royals have acquired first baseman Mike Jacobs from the Florida Marlins in exchange for pitcher Leo Nunez.

The St. Louis Cardinals had the most players file for free agency on Thursday with six. Those players are shortstop Cesar Izturis, catcher Jason LaRue, second baseman Felipe Lopez, and pitchers Braden Looper, Russ Springer and Ron Villone. Potential free agents have until November 13 to make themselves eligible to the masses.

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed cornerback Tyron Brackenridge to a two-year contract. Terms of the deal were not released.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will visit Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday at noon and face the Kansas City Chiefs who enter the game with a 1-6 record. Tampa Bay is 5-3 on the year.

The St. Louis Rams will host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday starting at noon. St. Louis is 2-5 on the year while Arizona is 4-3.

 NHL Scores:

NY Rangers 3, Atlanta 2
Philadelphia 3, NY Islanders 2 (OT)
Ottawa 2, Florida 1
Nashville 3, Edmonton 1
Montreal 2, Minnesota 1
Tampa Bay 5, Buffalo 2
Columbus 4, Colorado 2
Calgary Flames 3, Boston 2
Phoenix 4, Pittsburgh 1
Vancouver 4, Los Angeles 0
San Jose 4, Detroit 2

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Floyd Edwin Lerew of St. James, age 66, will be held in Cresband, South Dakota at a later date. Visitation will be today from 1:00 to 2:00 at the James & Gahr Chapel in St. James. Interment will be in the Cresbard Cemetery in South Dakota.

Funeral services for Frederick W. Shaver of Salem, age 79, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from 10:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Boss Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Phelps Regional Home Care.

Memorial services for Jeffrey W. Kyle of Houston, age 54, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Funeral services for Dairl E. Asher of Boss, age 73, will be held Sunday at 1:30 at the Salem Chapel of the James and Gahr Mortuary. Visitation will be held Saturday from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Boss Cemetery.

Funeral services for Janice Russell of Davisville, age 64, will be held Sunday at 2:00 at the Britton=Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the First Baptist Church Cemetery in Cherryville.

Funeral services for Robert “Bob” Webster of Steelville, age 88, will be held Monday morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00. A Masonic Service will be Sunday at 7:00. Interment will be in the Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis.

Memorials services for Reginice Selena Heiligtag of Salem, age 55, will be held at a later date. All the arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem.

Weather [TOP]

Today....Partly cloudy, high around 70.
Tonight..Partly cloudy, low around 50.
Saturday..Partly sunny, high of 68.
Saturday night..Mostly clear, low of 49.
Sunday..Mostly sunny, high of 69.
Sunday night..Mostly clear, low of 48.
Monday.. Mostly sunny, high of 69.
Monday night..Clear, low around 50.



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