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The Dent County Commissioners met Monday morning at the Dent County Courthouse, but District 2 Commissioner J.J. Tune was not in attendance due to a death in the family. At the meeting, District 1 Commissioner Bobby Simpson reported that both district workers are doing maintenance on the equipment to get it ready for winter as well changing tires on the graders. Presiding Commissioner Skiles reported that Dent County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Sparks wanted to postpone the scheduled meeting between Bill Seay from Seay Abstract, Dent County Collector Dennis Medlock and her on a back tax issue since she has not received all the information that she has requested. She wanted to reschedule the meeting for Thursday at 10:00 with a closed session to follow immediately after the meeting concerning the back tax issue. Presiding Commissioner Skiles reported that some areas of concern addressed at the MAC conference included the Missouri Statewide 9-1-1 system which has been ranked as the worst in the US, counties to get reimbursed a better per diem for prisoners as they get much less than the state rate of $37.50, as well as to work with legislators to stop them from passing a sales tax exemptions that hinder counties to collect the taxes they have budgeted. Dent County Clerk Angie Curley reported that Missouri would again work on trying to get the Early Voting Act approved to make it easier for many Missouri voters to get to the polls. Curley then reported that Susan Cunningham with Spatial Data would be meeting Thursday evening at 6:00 with emergency responders at the Dent County Fire Protection District Firehouse, and she stated that budget preparation for the next fiscal year is now underway as required by state statutes. Curley said that propane bids for the courthouse were taken by phone with Ferrelgas quoting $1.89 a gallon, Titan quoting $1.99 a gallon, Chilton Oil quoting $2.00 per gallon and MFA quoting $2.05 per gallon. The commissioners voted to accept the low bid from Ferrelgas. Skiles then reported that he would be attending the Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District Awards Dinner Tuesday night, and that he would be meeting with Dent County Emergency Management Director Brad Nash along with SEMA officials and other parties to discuss updates on agri-terrorism on Wednesday. At the last meeting, the Commissioners appointed Scott Blackwell and Rob Benowitz to the Dent County Tourism Committee. Blackwell will represent tourism while Benowitz will represent general business. The next meeting of the Commission will be Thursday morning at 9:00 at the courthouse and is open to the public.

The Dent County Fire District is once again going to distribute toys for those who are less fortunate in Dent County and they need your help. They would appreciate the donation of like new to new toys for those younger children who this year would not be receiving any toys of their own. If you would like to help, you can drop off your toys in the front office of the KSMO Radio Station Studios during normal business hours, the Salem Police Station on Jackson Street, and at the Dent County Fire Protection District at the corner of Highway 19 and Center Street. With your help, Santa can help bring the sparkle back to the eye of a child with a toy this Christmas season. The final signup for your child to receive toys this year will be held this Thursday from 3:00 to 8:00 at the Dent County Fire Station. For more information, call 729-3250.

Sports [TOP]

The South Central Regional selections for football have been released and eight Salem Tigers were honored. Named to the All-Region First Team on offense were running back Yousef Ibrahim, and offensive linemen Andy Flett and Ryan Lundy. Two Tigers that were named to the All-Region First Defensive Team were lineman Brady Adams and defensive back C.J. Smith. Named to the All-Region Second Team on offense was running back Derek Freeman; and named to the All Region Defensive Second Team were linebacker Landie Oliver and lineman Kelby Pryor. Congratulations Tigers!!!!

The Salem Boys Basketball Tigers will back in action tomorrow night against Oakville at the Farmington Tournament.

The Missouri Tigers had no trouble with Arkansas-Pine Bluff last night as they blasted the Golden Lions, 95-41. Matt Lawrence led alls scorers with 15 points while Leo Lyons, Demarre Carroll and Kim English all netted 13 points. Carroll also yanked down eight rebounds to lead the Tigers who are now 6-1 on the season. They will face California on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 and you can hear the game on KSMO Radio.

The St. Louis Blues will be back in action tonight as they will be at Minnesota to face the Wild. The Blues beat the Wild last week, 2-1, and they have won four of their last six games. You can hear the game tonight on KSMO Radio.

NHL Scores:

Florida 5, Washington 3
Montreal 5, Atlanta 4
Dallas 3, Calgary 1
Phoenix 4, Los Angeles 2
San Jose 5, Toronto 2
Philadelphia 4, Tampa Bay 3 (OT)

NBA Scores:

Washington 108, New Jersey 88
Portland 104, New York 97
Philadelphia 103, Chicago 95 (OT)
Dallas 100, LA Clippers 98
Detroit 89, San Antonio 77
Denver 132, Toronto 93
Utah 99, Sacramento 94
Indiana 118, LA Lakers 117

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral servicesfor Harold Sullivan of Salem, age 93, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Salem Christian Church.

Memorial services for Virginia Elaine Hieb of Salem, age 48, will be held this afternoon at 1:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Interment will be private. Memorials are suggested to the Liver Foundation.

Funeral services for Judy ‘Linda” Henson of Black, age 57, will be held this afternoonat 1:00 at the Black River Baptist Church in Black. Interment will be in the Dodson Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Black River Baptist Church.

Graveside services for Dalena Quick Wesley of Salem, age 46, will be held Thursday at 2:00 at Bay Cemetery near Bunker. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 to 12:30 at James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Memorials are suggested to the Bay Cemetery.

Funeral services for Thomas Clark Tune of Salem, age 60, will be held Friday at 1:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to the Salem Christian Church.

Funeral services for Harold Edward Smith of California State, age 74, will be held Saturday at 11:30 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Memorial services for Jerry Lee Lindsay of Salem, age 62, will be held at a later date. All arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Mortuary of Salem.

Graveside services for Billy G. Light of Rolla, age 76, will be held Sunday, December 14th at 2:00 at the Rhea Cemetery in rural Rolla. Memorials may be made to the Rhea Cemetery.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Cloudy with light rain this morning, and a 70% chance for light rain or snow this afternoon, high of 45.
Tonight..Partly cloudy with a slight chance for light snow, low near 20.

Thursday and Thursday night..Partly cloudy, high of 35, low of 16.

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