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The Missouri Association of Counties is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1972 with the stated goal to provide assistance to its member counties in matters pertaining to local, state, and federal government activities.

Family, friends, former employees, church family, and representatives from Southwest Baptist University (SBU) gathered Saturday morning at First Baptist Church in Salem for Wayne Gott’s funeral. It was as much a time of Thanksgiving for the life of a Salem institution as it was a time for mourning.

The commission unanimously approved the renewal of a $12,000 per year contract between Dent County and Healthy Dent County (HDC) at the commission meeting Monday. HDC has been doing the county’s rural addressing since 2008, according to its executive director Sherry Lea.

The Salem Memorial District Hospital (SMDH) Board of Directors met Nov. 23. According to the chief nursing report, there are 10 active COVID-19 cases and nine probable cases in Dent County as of Nov. 22—showing a 10.3% positivity rate in the county with a total of 66 deaths since the advent …

As someone who is strongly pro-life, I was encouraged by the Supreme Court’s oral arguments this week on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case challenging Mississippi’s 2018 abortion law that bans the option to end a life in the womb after the 15th week of pregnancy. At stake …

The Board of Aldermen, during a special meeting called by Mayor Kim Steelman Thursday at 6 p.m., voted against the proposed flooring for the basement of the administration building in a 3-0 decision (alderman Kevin James was absent), tasking city administrator Ray Walden with soliciting new …

Injuries were reported Sunday resulting from a one-vehicle that occurred on Dent County Road 6510 approximately two miles south of Jadwin, according to an online report of Troop I of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

As someone who is strongly pro-life, I was encouraged by the Supreme Court’s oral arguments this week on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case challenging Mississippi’s 2018 abortion law that bans the option to end a life in the womb after the 15th week of pregnancy. At stake …

The Board of Aldermen, during a special meeting called by Mayor Kim Steelman Thursday at 6 p.m., voted against the proposed flooring for the basement of the administration building in a 3-0 decision (alderman Kevin James was absent), tasking city administrator Ray Walden with soliciting new …

Injuries were reported Sunday resulting from a one-vehicle that occurred on Dent County Road 6510 approximately two miles south of Jadwin, according to an online report of Troop I of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The Salem Parks and Recreation Board met Oct. 26. Board president Greg Sanders called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m. Present were board members: Greg Sanders, Kyle Williams, Leah Nash, Tiffin Felkerson, Crystal Pilkington, Amanda Duncan, and Caleb Shepard. Angie Curley and Chris Cabaness …

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women, not counting skin cancer. Only prostate cancer is more common in men, while breast cancer is more common in women. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), an estimated 235,760 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnos…