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The Dent County Fire Protection District responded to a structure fire at 8:33 Tuesday morning located at 1509 South Wines, occupied by Larry and Linda Hanger and owned by Chris Roston of Salem. Upon arrival, firefighters found a one-story frame structure fully involved. The Dent County Fire Protection District along with mutual aid from the Jadwin and Lenox Fire Departments had the blaze under control by 10:00. The fire appears to have started in the back of house and is under investigation. No injuries were reported. The structure and the contents were a total loss. A total of seven firefighters responded to the call.

The Dent County Sheriff’s Department released their reports involving a burglary, DWI and domestic violence. On October 25th at 4:00 in the afternoon, the owners of a residence located off of Highway 119 entered a vacant home to do routine maintenance and found a handgun, 22 caliber rifle, 410 shotgun, turkey call and a K-bar knife. The items were turned over to the Dent County Sheriff’s Department. On October 26th, a deputy was doing a follow up investigation and recalled a residence in the area that was sporadically occupied. Upon checking that residence, it was discovered to have been forcibly entered and burglarized. The owner was contacted and the items that were turned in were identified. Further information during the investigation led to a warrant being issued for an 18-year old male. On November 6th he was located by the Dent County deputy and arrested. He has been charged with receiving stolen property, forgery and theft/stealing. Bond has been set at $15,000. On November 4th at 12:50 in the morning, a Dent County deputy while on Highway 19 during a routine patrol met a vehicle which failed to dim its lights. While observing the vehicle the deputy noted it swerving back and forth and going off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle was stopped and led to the arrest of a 26-year old female for driving while intoxicated. On November 5th at 10:05 in the evening, the Dent County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a physical altercation between a male and a female at a residence located off of Highway B. The report led to the 12-hour rule being applied and the male left the residence.

Your World Today would like to make a clarification on address numbers for the rural addressing. Even address numbers will fall on the south and east side of the road, with odd address numbers on the north and west side of the road. We apologize for the error.

The Salem Police Department released their reports involving a damaged vehicle, a disturbance; counterfeit bill, property damage and theft. On October 27 at 12:50 in the afternoon, an officer was contacted at the station in reference to damage to a vehicle. The report revealed that person(s) unknown damaged the paint on a red 1995 Chevrolet truck parked at a residence in the 100 block of South Jackson. At 6:00 that evening, an officer was detailed to the 300 block of West Rolla Road in reference to a disturbance to led to the arrest of a two 26-year old Salem females for disorderly conduct. Both were issued summons to appear in court and released. On October 29th at 3:53 in the morning, an officer was detailed to the BP Amoco in reference to a counterfeit bill. The report revealed that a 27-year old Saunderstown, Rhode Island female had passed a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill. She was incarcerated pending the application of a warrant. On October 31st at 1:48 in the afternoon, an officer was detailed to the 100 block of West Fourth Street in reference to property damage. The report revealed that person(s) unknown threw a rock through the front window of a business. The value of the damage is $500. At 5:45 the same morning, an officer was detailed to the Ranch Motel in reference to a theft from a vehicle. The report revealed that person(s) unknown entered a gray 1992 Nissan truck and took items valued at $110. Anyone with any information regarding these incidents, which are still under investigation, is asked to please contact the Salem Police Department by calling 729-4242.

It is the Intercounty Electric Cooperative Board of Directors’ policy and management’s practice to periodically update their members on the financial condition of the cooperative and promptly inform them of any decisions made that will impact their future electric bills. 2007 has been a good year for the cooperative due in part by starting the year with almost $700,000 in the revenue deferral account. This year Intercounty experienced a larger margin to a cold January and spring and the unseasonably high temperatures in August. The Board of Directors accepted management’s recommendation during its October board meeting that the 2007 margin be reduced by $1.2 million by discounting electric bills during the month of December 2007. The average residential consumer using an average of 1,200 kWh’s per month should show a credit of about $43.00. At a September meeting, the 2008 wholesale rate adjustment was announced and will be 25.3 percent. The rate adjustment increase passed through to Intercounty members would be somewhat less than one half cent per kWh used or about $6 more per month for the average residential member. The rate adjustment is projected to be in effect no sooner than April 2008.

Sports [TOP]

The Missouri Basketball Tigers will face Missouri Western tonight in an exhibition game. The game will NOT be heard on KSMO Radio. Missouri will open their regular season next Monday against Central Michigan.

The Missouri Football Tigers will host Texas A & M Saturday morning at 11:30. You can hear the game on KSMO. Missouri is 8-1 on the year and ranked 6th in the latest AP poll.

NHL Scores:

Buffalo 2, Boston 1 (OT)
Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 1
Tampa Bay 3, Florida 1
Detroit 3, Nashville 2 (SO)
Chicago 5, Columbus 2
Colorado 4, Edmonton 3 (SO)
Phoenix 6, Anaheim 5 (OT)
Dallas 3, San Jose 1

The Houston Astros dealt right-handed reliever Brad Lidge and infielder Eric Bruntlett to the Philadelphia Phillies for outfielder Michael Bourn, right-handed reliever Geoff Geary, and minor- league third baseman Mike Costanzo.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Jerry Dale Howard of Piedmont, MO, age 56, will be held this morning at 10:00 at the McSpadden Funeral Home in Ellington. Interment will be in the Mann Cemetery in Annapolis, Missouri.

Funeral services for Louise McDaniel of St. James, age 89, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery.

Funeral services for July Marie Setzer of Salem, age 55, will be held Friday at 10:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Sellers Cemetery in Dillard.

Interment for Dennis Lee Hensley of Salem, age 61, will be at a later date at the Hartshorn Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary in Salem.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly sunny, high of 62.
Tonight..Partly cloudy, low of 38.
Friday..Mostly sunny, high of 63.
Friday night..Mostly clear, low of 39.
Saturday and Saturday night..Partly cloudy, high of 66, low of 48.
Sunday..Partly sunny, high of 69.
Sunday night..Mostly cloudy, low of 54.

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