Dent County

Dent County, Missouri

400 N Main St
Salem, MO 65560
Phone: (573) 729-4144
Fax: (573) 729-6106

In south-central MO, northwest of Cape Girardeau; organized Feb 10, 1851 from Shannon and Crawford counties. Name Origin: For Lewis Dent (1808-80), landowner and MO legislator

Area (sq mi):: 754.51 (land 753.54; water 0.97) Population per square mile: 20.00
Population 2005: 15,083 State rank: 70 Population change: 2000-20005 1.00%; 1990-2000 8.90% Population 2000: 14,927 (White 96.60%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 39.60
Income 2000: per capita $14,463; median household $27,193; Population below poverty level: 17.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,330-$20,208
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.20% Median travel time to work: 24.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The mother had the two boys at the time the judgment was entered, so she was directed to hand them over to the father at the Dent County Sheriff's Department.
But the loss of two home points did nothing to dent County's commanding lead at the top of Blue Square South as the chasing pack all failed to win with the exception of Thurrock, who replaced Woking in second spot, courtesy of an away success at the Surrey club's ground.
The Pigeon Creek Bridge in Dent County, Missouri, proves that timber bridges are well suited for long spans as well as shorter ones.
In the final section of The Sweet Hereafter, Dolores Driscoll is watching the demolition derby at the Sam Dent County Fair.
After a jury deadlocked during the penalty phase, a judge sentenced to death Marvin Rice, a former Dent County sheriff's deputy convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend.
The Missouri Supreme Court has ordered a new penalty phase for a former Dent County sheriff's deputy convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend, leaving for another day whether a judge was right to have given him the death penalty.
The Court of Appeals Southern District on April 1 ruled that the Dent County Circuit Court can't hold Leann Banderman responsible for thousands of dollars in debt incurred during a series of jail stays.
Marvin Rice, a former Dent County sheriff's deputy, was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend, Annette Durham, and her boyfriend, Steven Strotkamp, in a dispute involving their child in 2011.
Also in that circuit, Dent County Associate Circuit Judge Brandi L.
They had deposed her last year, at which time she had decided based on her review of the new scientific research that she would retract her trial testimony that hair-washing would have "great effect" and instead revise it to "some effect."<br />Weiss and Snodgrass also called two former Dent County Sheriff's deputies, each of whom testified about finding evidence against other suspects in the years prior to Nash's arrest.