Meramec Regional Community Foundation (MRCF) awarded the Council for a Healthy Dent County with a $500 grant for Project RISE. The checks were presented at MRCF’s March meeting at MRPC (Meramec Regional Planning Commission) in St. James. This year, the MRCF board reviewed a total of 22 grant…

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Healthy Dent County is hosting its first ever Prenatal Yoga class for mothers-to-be. This series is designed to empower and nurture those dealing with the aches and pains of pregnancy. Research shows that keeping the body active during pregnancy is incredibly important and yoga can also help…

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Margie Moll will be the featured artist at Spring Fest, the upcoming Spring Creek Artisans’ art show and sale. This year’s Spring Fest will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Creative Arts Center located at 202 S. Main St. in Salem.

A Bunker man was seriously injured Monday resulting from a one-vehicle crash that occurred on County Road 6040 one mile south of Highway 32, according to an online report of Troop I of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The Salem Board of Aldermen discussed at its May 10 meeting the need for a new zoning map. No zoning map has been drawn up since the original in 1987 when the Planning and Zoning Commission was established in the City of Salem. According to both Sally Burbridge, economic development director…

Marcie Thomas likes to think of Riverways Pregnancy and Family Resource Center (RPFRC) as a place of hope, help and healing. She comes to her new role as executive director with a diverse professional background ranging from human resources at a corporate, Fortune 500 company setting to acad…

Corky Stack attended Thursday’s Dent County Commission meeting to present an engineering report he was hired by the county to provide. According to Stack, the group is almost ready to begin soliciting bids for contractors. These bids will be due by June 22 at 10 a.m. when the commission will…

Marcie Thomas likes to think of Riverways Pregnancy and Family Resource Center (RPFRC) as a place of hope, help and healing. She comes to her new role as executive director with a diverse professional background ranging from human resources at a corporate, Fortune 500 company setting to acad…

Corky Stack attended Thursday’s Dent County Commission meeting to present an engineering report he was hired by the county to provide. According to Stack, the group is almost ready to begin soliciting bids for contractors. These bids will be due by June 22 at 10 a.m. when the commission will…

The North Wood R-IV Board of Education met Thursday. In attendance were Jarred Brown, Ron Hedrick, Aaron Brooks, Jenna Dunn, Nathan Woods, Jr. Rictor and David Massengale and Jeff Dodson, J.C. Flores, and Lois Stacy. Guests Bentley Brown and Jenn Moss were also in attendance.

At Thursday’s meeting, Dennis Floyd was appointed by the Dent County Commission to serve on the Dent County Health Center (DCHC) Board of Directors. The appointment was necessary to fill a vacancy that should have been filled during the April election; however, DCHC failed to notify the elec…

A Bunker man was seriously injured Monday resulting from a one-vehicle crash that occurred on County Road 6040 one mile south of Highway 32, according to an online report of Troop I of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health (SEMO-BH) has provided mental health and substance abuse services to people of the Southeastern region of Missouri for more than 35 years and this year marks 35 years in Salem.

American Legion Auxiliary members met with City of Salem Mayor Greg Parker in honor of National Poppy Day, which is May 28. The poppy became the official flower of The American Legion in 1920 to memorialize the soldiers who fought and died during World War I, as the flower flourished all ove…

According to reports by the Dent County Sheriff’s Office between April 30 and May 6:

The Salem Community Garden is a place for residents to grow and harvest healthy food for their families, friends or to donate to those in need. Garden tools are available for the shared use of community gardeners, and often seeds, compost and other garden materials are available for free or …

Salem Area Community Betterment Association (SACBA) presented an evening of recognizing local volunteer achievements of fellow community members Saturday night. The evening opened with a progressive finger-food meal around the Ozark Natural & Cultural Resource Center (ONCRC) property and…