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The Dent County Commissioners held their regular meeting on Thursday morning at the Dent County Courthouse. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles was not in attendance as he was in Springfield for the Health Insurance Consortium to see where the county will stand with health insurance for 2009. Dent County Clerk Angie Curley called the meeting to order and Bobby Simpson was appointed the acting commissioner for the meeting. In the road report, District One Commissioner Bobby Simpson reported since the county did receive some rain, grading would be done on Dent County Roads 6240, 5510, 2440 and 6380. Simpson also stated that material would be hauled to Dent County Road 5510 and brush would be cut on Dent County Roads 6580 and 5650. District Two Commissioner J.J. Tune reported that grading would be done on Dent County Roads 2210, 2320, 4020 and 4030. Tune also said that material would be hauled to Dent County Road 4030 and that two workers were on their way to Springfield to get oil for the dura-patcher. Angie Curley reported that she and Dent County Treasurer Denita Williams balanced all the accounts for October. Curley also reported that there was a record turn out for Tuesday election with 72% of the voters having voted. The next meeting of the Dent County Commissioners will be Monday morning at 9:00 at the courthouse and that meeting is open to the public.

The Salem Police Department released their report for the month of October. During the month, they wrote 17 traffic tickets and six warning tickets. They served 28 summons to appear in court and also served three fugitive warrants. The Salem Police Department investigated 10 accidents, three assaults, two reports of a missing/runaway juvenile, and two reports of driving while intoxicated. The Police Department also investigated 16 reports of stealing, four reports of property damage, three reports of disorderly conduct, one report of supplying intoxicants to a minor, one report of stalking, and three reports of domestic assault. They also investigated one report for possession of drug paraphernalia, three reports of possession of marijuana and one report of possession of synthetic drugs.  The Salem Police Department also conducted three death investigations. The police received 1,777 calls for service during the month and handled 109 walk-ins to the station. The Salem Police Department redirected 92 calls to the animal control officer. They spent 18 hours in court testifying, six hours as court bailiff and spent 38 hours teaching D.A.R.E. The calls in October included 13 calls for escorts, 13 9-1-1 calls, seven intoxicated driver investigation calls, six calls for a suspicious person or vehicle, two calls for peace disturbances, 11 ambulance assist calls, four calls for alarms sounding, five calls for fights in progress, 10 domestic dispute calls, five calls for intoxicated pedestrians, four calls for vehicles lookouts, two fire calls and one wrecker was needed. The Salem Police Department drove a total of 10,256 miles during the month of October. The Salem Police Department arrested 15 males and 11 females during the month of October.

Over 125 vocal and instrumental students participated in the annual tour of the local rural schools on Thursday, November 6.  The purpose of the program is to recruit students from the rural schools for the music program at Salem R-80 and to let those students see what programs are available for them to belong.  Participating in the tour were the 8th grade choir, concert choir, women’s choir, chamber choir and the marching band.  Lunch for the group was served by the UMW of the Salem United Methodist Church. The tour was started in the late 1980's by former Salem High School vocal music director, Ken Jeffs and at the time was only for vocal music students. The tour was revived again in the fall of 2004 by Catherine Dent, current vocal music director, who added the band to the tour.  It is a highlight of the fall season for all vocal and instrumental students.

Sports [TOP]

Tonight at the Salem High School there will be a Powder Puff Flag Football game. It will be the sophomores against the juniors and the winner will be playing the seniors. Admission is $1. There will be concessions and plenty of room. Come on out and support you Salem High School and S-Club.

Ryan Clowe scored twice in the third period and then tallied the game-winner in the shootout to lift San Jose to a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Blues at the Shark Tank. Keith Tkachuk, Lee Stempniak, Andy McDonald and David Backes scored for St. Louis, which is winless in its last four games (0-3-1). Ben Bishop, a 6-foot-7 goaltender, made 39 saves in the losing effort. The Blues fell to 1-5-1 in their last seven games and are now 1-2-1 on the road this season. They will be at Los Angeles Saturday night at 9:30 and you can hear the game on KSMO.

NHL Scores:

Boston 5, Toronto 2
NY Rangers 5, Tampa Bay 2
Washington 3, Carolina 2
Atlanta 4, NY Islanders 3
Pittsburgh 5, Edmonton 4
Ottawa 4, Philadelphia 1
Minnesota 3, Colorado 1
Vancouver 1, Phoenix 0
Los Angeles 3, Florida 2
Calgary 7, Nashville 6

The 13th ranked Missouri Tigers will host Kansas State in key Big 12 north division game tomorrow at 6:00 at Faurot Field. Missouri is 7-2 on the year and Kansas State is 4-5. You can hear the pre-game show and game on KSMO Radio stating at 5:00.

NFL Score:

Denver Broncos 34, Cleveland Browns 31

Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms with cornerbacks Ricardo Colclough and David Macklin on two-year contracts. They also agreed to terms with defensive end Wallace Gilberry on a three-year contract and signed running back Omar Cuff to the practice squad.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Cheryl Todd of Rolla, age 50, will be held today at 1:00 at the Broadway Baptist Church in Maries County. Interment will be in the Broadway Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Broadway Baptist Cemetery.

Funeral services for Earl W. Nash of Salem, age 76, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

Graveside services for Herman Monroe Ard of St. Charles, age 68, will be held Sunday at noon at the Gladden Empire Cemetery. All the arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Mortuary of Salem.

Funeral services for Paul S. Pace of Granite City, Illinois, age 78, will be held Sunday at 2:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 to 7:00. Interment will be in the Warden Cemetery.

Funeral services for Abbie Dooley of Salem, age 89, will be Monday at 1:00 at Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Kissock Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Kissock Cemetery.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly cloudy and breezy, high of 53.
Tonight..Partly cloudy, low of 32.
Saturday..Partly sunny, high of 45.
Saturday night..Partly cloudy, low of 28.
Sunday and Sunday night..Partly cloudy, high of 48, low of 35. Monday..Mostly cloudy with a 60% chance for showers, high of 48. 

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