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Resolution adopted for heart attack designation
A resolution of support for a Time Critical Diagnosis designation for STEMI patients was approved by the Salem Memorial District Hospital board of directors Dec. 11 as a first step toward treating the most serious heart attacks.
Seay files in new district, two file for R-80 board
A Salem Memorial District Hospital board member who previously represented District 2 has filed for the same position in District 6, where he now resides. A.J. Seay, the board chairman, resigned from his District 2 seat effective Nov. 14. He filed for the District 6 seat Dec. 11, the first day candi
SCAM ALERT: Dent County Phone Scam Poses as Sheriff's Office
DENT COUNTY, Mo. - The Dent County Sheriff's Office is warning the public of a new phone scam posing as someone from the sheriff's office. The scammer poses as someone from the office and tells the individual someone they know or the individual themselves has warrants out for their arrest, according
One injured in Highway 32 crash
An accident Sunday night injured a Salem man east of Licking, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Tpr. Stacy Crewse said a westbound 2012 Nissan truck driven by David L. Brown, 52, ran off Highway 32, struck a fence and a tree.
Standing Rock bridge replacement high on priority list
The Standing Rock bridge over Gladden Creek in Dent County was ranked the third priority of 31 projects considered at a meeting the Meramec Regional Planning Commission’s Transportation Advisory Committee held Thursday in St. James.
Severud pleads guilty to second-degree murder
A Dent County man pled guilty to felony second-degree murder Dec. 11 in connection to a fatal shooting in 2016, according to a press release from the Dent County Prosecutor’s Office.
Shepherd’s Nook tops $1 million mark in food distributed to needy
What began as a local missions project in 2001 is now the largest food pantry in south central Missouri, eclipsing the $1 million mark in food distributed in 2017 alone. Shepherd’s Nook at the Lifeway Center served about 300 people in its first month, when it was started by the Salem Full Gospel Chu
Man charged with felony meth possession after traffic stop
A West Plains man faces a felony drug charge following a traffic stop last week. Christopher L. Ashmead, of West Plains, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and driving while revoked after a Texas County Sheriff’s Department deputy conducted a traffic stop Dec. 11 on U.S. 60 near the Gard
Medical marijuana coming to Dent County
Missouri voters made it a right for citizens to access medical marijuana by passing Amendment 2 with a statewide majority of 65.5 percent. By collecting more than 1.56 million total votes, Amendment 2 received more support than any other item or candidate appearing on the Nov. 6 general election bal
Art Club calendars available now
Just in time for Christmas, the 2019 18-month calendar is now available from Salem High School Art Club. The Ozark cultural calendar features a variety of historical and favorite spots for generations of Dent county residents.
Police issue citations, make arrest
The following are excerpts from just some of the reports recently generated by the Houston Police Department:. •Pamela A. Chapman, 59, of 1235 Ozark St. in Houston, was cited for allowing a dog to run at large on Dec. 6.
Two boys referred to juvenile authorities after loot on cart discovered
The following are excerpts from just some of the reports recently generated by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department:. •A deputy was dispatched Dec. 15 regarding a report of two juveniles stealing items at a Cloverdale Road residence at Cabool.
COUNTY COMMISSION: Bids to be sought on depository agreement
Bids on a long-term depositary agreement will be sought from local banks following action by the Dent County Commission Thursday. Treasurer Denita Williams appeared before the commission to discuss the previous open bids on the county depository money and recommended the commission reject both previ
William "Billy" Hayes
William “Billy” Hayes, age 69, of Raymondville, MO passed away December 13, 2018. He was born November 10, 1949 in Ellis Prairie to Wilbert and Madge Hayes. Billy as a young boy helped his dad in the log woods with a team of horses. Billy played basketball at Success school and then went on to play
Bridgeton man wins $5 million in Missouri Lottery game
BRIDGETON, Mo. – A St. Louis-area resident is a big winner in a Missouri Lottery game. The Lottery said Monday that Jeffrey Harrison purchased a “$5,000,000 Bankroll” scratchers ticket at a Schnucks Market in Bridgeton. He claimed his prize on Dec. 11.
A Missouri man has to watch a Disney movie as part of his court-ordered punishment—yes, really
It’s hard to imagine a scenario in which watching a Disney movie would be considered punishment. But one Missouri man is being required to watch Bambi once a month—as part of a court-ordered sentence. The Springfield News-Leader reports that David Berry Jr. was one of four members of a Southwest Mis
Cabool man injured in two-vehicle Dent County wreck
A Cabool man was injured Wednesday morning when after slowing his vehicle for a deer in the roadway, it was struck by another vehicle. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Fredrick M. Donaway, 76, was traveling eastbound on Highway 32 four miles west of Salem when the 11 a.m. accident occurred. Th
Missouri woman distraught over stolen tiny house possible seen heading toward KC
ST. LOUIS - A woman who was building a tiny house in south St. Louis is hoping police and the public can help after her home was stolen. FOX4 affiliate KTVI-TV reports Meghan Panu got a call Saturday morning asking her if she had moved her tiny home overnight. She had not.
Roundup from the sky kills 103 feral hogs in Missouri
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Feral hogs are a menace in parts of Missouri, so federal officials are taking to the skies to combat the wild animal that can destroy multiple acres of farmland in a single feeding frenzy.
Missouri to give away historic bridge for free, with catch
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Feral hogs are a menace in parts of Missouri, so federal officials are taking to the skies to combat the wild animal that can destroy multiple acres of farmland in a single feeding frenzy.