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An accident occurred Friday morning at 11:45 in Dent County on Highway 32 about nine miles east of Salem. According to the highway patrol report, a 1998 Freightliner driven by 33-year old Jason Bauer of St. James was traveling westbound on highway 32, lost control on a curve, ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Bauer suffered minor injury and was taken to the Salem Memorial District Hospital by Salem Ambulance. He was wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Freightliner was totaled in the accident and towed from the scene by C and C Towing.

The Salem Memorial District Hospital Board of Directors will hold their regular meeting this afternoon at 5:30 pm. After the call to order and the approval of the minutes from the November 21st meeting, Administrator Dennis Pryor will give the summary of operations and statistics report for the month of November along with the nursing services, ancillary services and auxiliary report. Pryor will also given an update on the hospital calendar and legislative updates. Old business to be addressed will include the physician office building report, the strategic planning meeting update and election filing to be held from December 12th thru January 16th of 2007. New business will be purchases and insurance. The types of insurance to be discussed will include commercial, auto and workman’s compensation insurance. Following the regular meeting the board will then go into closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel, contracts and pending litigation. The meeting tonight is open to the public. 

In November and December, most Missourians receive personal property tax bills from their county government. Since state law now requires boat owners to provide proof of having paid personal property tax on marine vessels, those whose who own them are encouraged to make sure the vessels are listed on their property tax bill and to remember the new requirement to show the previous year’s proof of payment when renewing a registration. Senate Bill #778, which became effective on August 28th, requires proof of paid personal property tax when the owner is applying for title and registration or renewing the registration for the boat or marine vessel. Any owner who does not have the vessel listed with their County Assessor should do so now to ensure easy renewals in the future. Missouri residents should pay personal property tax in their county or residence, except when the vessel is a houseboat or cabin cruiser, which should be taxed where it is located. Non-Missouri residents who keep a boat in Missouri should pay personal property taxes in the county in which the boat is located. Anyone with questions should contact the Missouri Department of Revenue by calling (573) 751-4509 or you can visit their website at

Senator Frank Barnitz announced that District Legislative Assistant Wilma Rowden of Vienna, will continue her listening posts in December at locations throughout the 16th Senate District. The listening posts in our area will be held on Wednesday, December 13th at the Phelps County Courthouse from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Those who cannot make it to the listening posts can contact Rowden in the district office by calling (573) 201-6207.

Sign-ups for the Dent County Fire District’s 2006 Toy Drive will continue tomorrow, December 12th and Thursday, December 14th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Dent County Fire Department. Eligible parents can schedule a pick-up time when you register your children, to pick up the toys for them on either Monday, December 18th from 2:00 to 7:00 pm or Tuesday, December 19th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Fire Station. For more information, call Dent County Fire Chief Brad Nash, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at 729-3250. Contributions to the toy drive can still be made at Country Mart, Dollar General, KSMO Radio, Salem Police Department and the fire station.

Sports   [TOP]

The Salem Lady basketball Tigers could not hold onto a three-point lead with 39 seconds left and dropped the championship game of the Lady Bulldog Classic to Seymore in overtime, 51-43. Salem was led by Allison Jones with 15 points and Kirsten Stephens and Natalie Howard who each tallied 11 points. Salem will be at West Plains tonight.

The Salem Boys Basketball Tigers dropped their third straight contest as they lost their home opener to Owensville, 73-62. Salem was led by Taylor Sirois with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Salem will host the Rolla Bulldogs tomorrow night at the Salem High School Gym. The Tigers are now 1-3 on the year.

Carl Landry scored a game-high 23 points for the Purdue Boilermakers in a 79-62 victory over the Missouri Tigers in a non-conference matchup at Mackey Arena. Stefhon Hannah scored a team-high 21 points on 9-of-17 shooting from the field for Missouri and T.J. Tiller had 12 points off the bench.

Sergei Fedorov had two goals and an assist to help the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-1 win over the slumping St. Louis Blues. Bill Guerin scored the lone goal for the Blues, who have dropped their last seven games. The Blues host the Blackhawks on Tuesday.

Steve McNair threw an 87-yard touchdown pass to Mark Clayton to push the Baltimore Ravens over the Kansas City Chiefs, 20-10. Trent Green threw for 178 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, and Larry Johnson ran for 120 yards on 23 carries, but 47 of them came on one play. Kansas City (7-6) now must travel to San Diego next Sunday night in a crucial game for its playoff hopes.

NFL Football Scores:

Cincinnati 27, Oakland 10
Atlanta 17, Tampa Bay 6
NY Giants 27, Carolina 13
Minnesota 30, Detroit 20
Tennessee 26, Houston 20 (OT)
Jacksonville 44, Indianapolis 17
San Diego 48, Denver 20
Miami 21, New England 0
Philadelphia 21, Washington 19
Arizona 27, Seattle 21
Green Bay 30, San Francisco 19
Buffalo 31, NY Jets 13
New Orleans 42, Dallas 17

Obituaries   [TOP]

Memorial services for W. Ray Vickery of Salem, age 67, will be held today at noon at the Salem United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 at the church. Interment will be held in the Cedar Grove Cemetery with military honors. Memorials may be made to the Dent County Museum or Dent County Animal Shelter. All arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary.

Funeral services for Thelma Vance of Rolla will be held Wednesday morning at 10:00 at the Second Baptist Church in Rolla. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 Tuesday evening at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Interment will be in the Ozark Memorial Gardens in Rolla. Memorials are suggested to the Second Baptist Church in Rolla.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Cloudy with a 50% chance for showers, high of 52.
Tonight..Cloudy with a 30% chance for showers, low of 45.
Tuesday..Considerable cloudiness, high of 52.
Tuesday night..Partly cloudy, low of 35.
Wednesday..Partly cloudy, high of 58.
Wednesday night..Partly cloudy, low of 38.
Thursday..Partly cloudy, high of 55.


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