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The Dent County Commissioners held their regular meeting at the Dent County Courthouse Monday morning. District 1 Commissioner Bobby Simpson was not in attendance, as he was in Centerville attending a Community Block Grant Meeting for the Bunker Firehouse and Community Center. District 2 Commissioner J.J. Tune reported that grading would be done on Dent County Road 428 and on various white rock roads in the Round Pond area. The rest of the District 2 crew would be checking snow equipment and catching up on routine maintenance. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles reported that he would be attending a Solid Waste Management Meeting and Awards Banquet tonight in St. James starting at 6:30. Dent County Clerk Angie Curley reported that starting in 2008, all candidates filing for a county office must fill out a Candidate Affidavit of Tax Payment and submit it to the Department of Revenue. This will prove that the candidate is not delinquent on state income, personal or real estate taxes and this must be filled out and notarized before filing for a position. A form can be picked up in the county clerks office or pulled off the Department of Revenue’s website. Dent County Collector Dennis Medlock stopped by the meeting to remind everyone that the collector’s office will be open this Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm for tax payment. Faye McWhorter came by the meeting to ask about getting Dent County Road 324 chip and sealed and about posting new speed limit signs. Commissioner Tune said he would have a traffic counter placed in the road for one month before making a decision about chip and seal and new signs would be going up very soon. James Harland from the Missouri Department of Conservation also came by the meeting to discuss the possibility of the county using their water truck to help the department spread dust control on a road in Indian Trail Park that leads to a shooting range. Commissioner Tune said that would not be a problem, but also said chip and seal would be more beneficial in the long run and the cost would only be around $5000 since it’s only one quarter of a mile. Harland said he would discuss the chip and seal idea with the department and let the Commission know before January. The next meeting of the Commission will be Thursday morning at 9:00 and the meeting is open to the public.
The 2007 Christmas Toy Drive drop off locations are the Dent County Fire Station, the Salem Police Station, Dollar General and the KSMO lobby. There will only be two sign-ups for the Christmas Toy Drive and the first will be held on Thursday, November 29th from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Fire Station at the corner of Highway 19 and Center Streets. The second sign-up date will be Tuesday, December 4th from 4:00 to 7:00. The Christmas Toy Drive giveaways will be held on Thursday, December 20th from 2:00 to 7:00 and Friday, December 21st from 10:00 until 2:00.
The Dent County Sheriff’s Department released reports involving possession of marijuana. On November 19th at 8:38 in the morning, a deputy was attempting to serve papers at a residence on Pershing Street in Salem. The deputy noted a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the residence. Investigation led to a 20-year old male being issued a citation for possession of marijuana. At 2:00 that afternoon, the Dent County Sheriff’s Department assisted the Children’s Division of Family Services on an investigation at the Gano Trailer Park. Upon arrival the deputy noticed a suspicious male near the residence and then he disappeared. The deputy heard someone in the residence and saw the subject look out of a window. The deputy had information from the resident who stated no one was supposed to be in the house. The deputy identified the male subject and investigation led to a 23-year old male being issued citations for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The 2007 Christmas Parade “It’s A Wonderful Life” will be held on Saturday, December 1st beginning at 5:30 pm. The parade will be from the old Fairgrounds to the Courthouse. Entry forms are available and must be turned in to the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce located in the Visitors Center at 200 South Main no later than TODAY!!!. NO ATV’S or DIRT BIKES.
The Salem Boys Basketball Tigers will be back in action Wednesday night at 7:30 against Farmington at the Civic Center. KSMO will again NOT be airing the contest.
The St. Louis Blues will be back in action Wednesday as they travel to Buffalo. That game begins at 6:00 and you can hear the first and second periods on KSMO.
The Missouri Basketball Tigers will back in action Wednesday when they face Arkansas. You can hear that game at about 7:30 on KSMO Radio.
New York 113, Utah 109
Minnesota 103, New Orleans 94
Washington 110, Dallas 98
Sacramento 112, San Antonio 99
Orlando 85, Portland 74
Houston 88, LA Clippers 71
Golden State 129, Phoenix 114
Boston 6, Philadelphia 3
Buffalo 3, Washington 1
Edmonton 3, Columbus 1
Dallas 3, NY Islanders 2 (OT)
Ascend-abration services for Christel Doyen of Rolla, age 67, will be held this morning at 11:15 at the James and Gahr Mortuary of Rolla. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:15 this morning. A private interment will follow. Memorials may be made to “The Christel Fund” for the Phelps County regional Medical Center’s Hospice Center.
Funeral services for Joseph “Clive” Troutt of Steelville, age 86, will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the First Assembly Of God Church in Steelville. Visitation will be tonight from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Interment will be in the Cross Roads Cemetery in Leasburg. Memorials may be given to the Steelville Food Pantry.
Funeral services for James Jackson (Jackie) Asbridge of Belleville, Illinois, age 77, will be held Wednesday at 1:30 at Wilson Mortuary. Visitation will be from 10:30 until noon. Interment will be in the Green Forest Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.
Funeral services for William ‘Bud” Shaw of Salem, age 63, will be Thursday morning at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Edgar Cemetery in Anutt with Full Military Honors.
Funeral services for Mary Birdsong, age 70, are incomplete at this time. All the arrangements are under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services for Evelyn Hilgedick, of Marshfield, formerly of Salem, age 88, will be held Tuesday, December 4th at 1:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be Monday, December 3rd from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Dent County Animal Shelter.