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Local News – Friday, October 20th, 2017

The Dent County Commissioners met Thursday morning at the Dent County Courthouse. In the road report, District 1 Commissioner Dennis Purcell stated chip and seal repair would be done on Dent County Roads 4235, 4255 and 5610. He said maintenance would be done on county dump truck #121. Purcell said he attended a Tourism Tax Commission meeting Monday night where two proposals were submitted and one reimbursement was approved. He also attended a South Central Missouri Community Action Agency meeting on Tuesday at Winona. Purcell said funds are again available to Dent County residents in the LIHEAP program which stands for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Applications are now being accepted for the LIHEAP program and you must fall within the income guidelines to qualify. Purcell went on to say funds were still available in the Home Repair Program through the SCMCAA for persons in Dent County, but those applications are due by November 1st. For more information on either of the programs, please call Sarah at 6729-3500 ext 10. Again, there are income parameters for each program that must be met. District 2 Commissioner Gary Larson said workers would be grading on Dent County Roads 2090, 3160 and 4290, while materials would be added and grading done on county road 2240. Larson went on to say that brush would be cut on county road 2330. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles attended a Transportation STEP meeting at the Salem Community Center@The Armory Thursday morning. Skiles did indicate the commissioners had signed off on the September Collectors Report. Dent County Clerk Angie Curley said she participated in the discussion Wednesday on the new website for the city, county and chamber. There is still some work being done before the new website is unveiled. The next meeting of the Dent County Commissioners will be Monday morning at 9:00 at the courthouse and the meeting is open to the public.

The Salem Police Department has released a number of reports from last week. On Monday morning, October 9th at about 3:46, officers were in the 400 block of South Askins in an attempt to arrest a subject with an active felony warrant. The subject, a 33-year old male, was located and arrested without incident. He was released to the custody of the Dent County Sheriff’s Office on the warrant, which had a $10,000 bond for the charge of tampering with a motor vehicle in the 1st degree. On Wednesday, October 11th, Salem Police Officers were detailed to the Fourth Street Mall in reference to a burglary report. Upon arrival, officers investigated the scene. The reporting party said that entry was gained into the building and that property valued in excess of $900.00 was reported stolen. Salem Police were able to gather evidence of a possible suspect. The report remains under investigation at this time. That same day, officers were dispatched to Wal-Mart, in reference a shoplifting report. A 77-year old female subject was subsequently arrested after stating that she had taken items that she thought were cute and could be given to her grandchild. The woman was arrested and processed and released on summons for a misdemeanor theft charge. On Thursday evening, October 12th at about 8:52, an officer was sent to an apartment on Oak Street in reference to a stealing report that occurred in the 1000 block of West Coffman. Officers spoke with a 24-year old male subject that reported two phones and two blue tooth speakers as being stolen. The value of the property was in excess of $300.00 dollars. A suspect was identified and the report remains under investigation. On Friday, October 13th at 1:00 in the afternoon, Salem Police Officers were detailed to the 100 block of North Park Street in reference to the theft of prescription drugs. Officers arrived and conducted an investigation. A 31-year old female subject was arrested for her part in the theft and on a related assault that had occurred after the theft. A 30-year old male subject fled the scene, but was located by the Salem Police Department K-9 Unit. He was tracked to an abandoned house in the 800 block of West Center Street where he was arrested as well. Both subjects were transported to the Dent County Sheriff’s Office where they were incarcerated pending warrant applications from the Dent County Prosecutor. Please contact the Salem Police Department at 729-4242 if you have information regarding any ongoing investigations. Any information provided to the police will be kept confidential.

Sports – Friday, October 20th, 2017

The Salem Football Tigers will be home tonight to face the Dexter Bearcats in the first round of Class 3, District 1 play starting at 7:00 at the SHS Football Field. Admission to the game will be $5.00 and $3.00 for students. Passes are not allowed for District games. Salem is 6-3 on the year and Dexter has a 4-5 record. You can listen to the game on KSMO Radio or listen online at ksmoradio.com starting with Tiger Talk at 6:30 and the game play-by-play at about 6:55.

Jaden Schwartz and Vince Dunn scored goals 52 seconds apart in the second period, and the St. Louis Blues survived a late flurry to beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Thursday night. The St. Louis Blues will be in Las Vegas Saturday night to face the Golden Nights starting at 9:00 with the pre-game show and the game will follow at 9:30 on KSMO.

The Missouri Football Tigers will host Idaho at 11:00 Saturday morning at Faurot Field. Missouri enters the game with a 1-5 record overall and 1-3 record at home. You can hear the game on KSMO.

Listen this Sunday at 3:00 on KSMO Radio as the Missouri Basketball Tigers will play an exhibition game against the Kansas Jayhawks at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. The proceeds raised will go to help those affected by the hurricanes in Florida and Texas. The game will NOT be televised on any TV network, but it will be available on the Missouri Tiger Radio Network. There is no pre-game show.

Derek Carr threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree on the final play and the Oakland Raiders snapped a four-game losing streak with a 31-30 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. The Kansas City Chiefs will be off until Monday, October 30th when they play the Denver Broncos at 7:30.

The Salem High School Student Council will be having a Halloween Dodgeball Fundraiser for Evan Lunn and his family on Thursday, October 26th at the Salem High School gym from 6:00 to 9:00 that evening. The students will be playing dodgeball, but all community members are welcome to come and watch and support Evan. There is a $1.00 admission charge and any donations would be welcome. Concessions will be available at the event!

Obituaries – Friday, October 20th, 2017

Funeral services for Stanley “Ken” Calloway of St. James, age 66, will be Sunday at 1:00 at the St. James Chapel of James and Gahr Mortuary. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 until 6:00 at the Chapel. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to the Missouri Veterans Home of St. James.

Weather – Friday, October 20th, 2017

Today..Partly sunny, high of 77.
Tonight..Mostly cloud with a 20% chance for showers after midnight, low of 56.
Saturday..Partly sunny, high near 76.
Saturday night..Cloudy with a 90% chance for showers and thunderstorms late, low of 56.
Sunday..Mostly cloudy with an 80% chance of rain through noon, high of 69.

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