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The Salem Area Community Betterment Association (SACBA) will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner to honor volunteer citizens and organizations on Tuesday, February 16th.  The dinner will be held at The Gathering Place, Grace Community Church at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the TCRC, the Visitors Center and from SACBA board members. Nominations for the Gift of Time awards and the Gift of Time Honor Roll are sought. The categories for volunteer recognition are:  Education, Community Enhancement, Arts and Culture, Youth (an adult or adult organization), Youth (a youth or youth organization), Humanitarianism, and Historic Preservation.  Any citizen may nominate any individual and/or any organization that has made a significant volunteer contribution to the community during 2009. An anonymous panel of citizens will select the Gift of Time awardees. The Gift of Time awards will be presented and all nominees will be honored at the Volunteer Recognition Dinner. Nomination forms will be available beginning January 7th in town at the Salem Library, the Salem TCRC, the Bank of Salem, US Bank, Progressive Ozark Bank and Town and Country Bank. Nominations must be submitted to SACBA (P.O. Box 732, Salem, MO 65560) no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 30th.

The Salem Police Department released their reports involving a traffic violation, shoplifting, a commitment order, and a domestic disturbance. On Tuesday, December 29th at 9:04 p.m. a vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation. Investigation of the stop led to the arrest of a 30 year-old male of Licking on a warrant from Dent County.  Further investigation led to the arrest of the passenger of the vehicle, a 31 year-old female of Licking for possession of a controlled substance and on a felony warrant from Texas County. The male suspect was given a court date and released on bond, and the female suspect was incarcerated pending a warrant application and extradition from Texas County. On Wednesday, December 30th at 3:29 p.m. an officer was detailed to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifter. Investigation of the report led to the arrest of a 42 year-old male of Bunker for stealing food items valued at $9.65. He was issued a summons to appear in court and released. On Thursday, December 31st at 6:54 p.m. officers transported a 47 year-old male of Chesterfield and a 25 year-old female of Maryland Heights to Phelps County Center for Psychiatric Services in lieu of mental commitment orders. On Friday, January 1st at 4:24 a.m. an officer was detailed to the 200 block of South Henderson in reference to a domestic disturbance. Investigation of the report led to the arrest of a 25 year-old female of Salem for 3rd degree domestic assault. She was issued a summons to appear in court and released. Please contact the Salem Police Department at (573) 729-4242 if you have any information regarding an investigation ongoing or previously mentioned.

The Dent County Service Unit of The Salvation Army would like to announce that they have raised a total of $20,680.16 during the 2009 Christmas Kettle Campaign, which is very close to reaching their goal of $21,000. The local Salvation Army Board and this year’s Christmas Campaign Chairman, Scott Shults with Progressive Ozark Bank, would like to thank everyone who made monetary donations at the kettles or through the local mail appeal. They also extend their greatest appreciation to the dedicated volunteers that took time out of their busy holiday season to ring the bells at the kettles. Your continued generosity will be distributed throughout 2010 to those less fortunate in Dent County.

The Salem Police Department released their reports involving shoplifting and well being check. On Friday, January 1st at 6:00 p.m. an officer was detailed to Highway 32 West to Wal-Mart in reference to shoplifting that led to the arrest of a 38-year old Salem man for stealing $53.00 worth of merchandise. He was issued a summons to appear in court and released. On Saturday, January 2nd at 10:00 a.m. an officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of East Hawkins in reference to a well-being check. Investigation was in conjunction with Dent County Coroner Gina White who pronounced 85-year-old Wandul Taylor deceased.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Lady Basketball Tigers are scheduled to be at St. James tonight to face the Lady Tigers with the JV game at 6:00 with the varsity game to follow. Salem is 7-5 on the year.

The Missouri Tigers started slow, but outscored Savannah State in the second half, 46-20, and cruised to a 74-45 Wednesday night. Missouri was led in scoring by Kim English with 13 points followed by Marcus Denmon and Justin Stafford with 12 points each, and Mike Dixon, Jr. added 10 more. Missouri shot 47.4 % from the field in the game as they improve to 11-3 on the year and will face Kansas State on Saturday.

Dany Heatley scored the game-winner within the last minute of overtime, as the San Jose Sharks edged the St. Louis Blues, 2-1, at HP Pavilion. Andy McDonald scored for the Blues, who have lost six in a row. Chris Mason turned aside 42-of-44 shots for St. Louis. The Blues dropped to 11-4-4 on the road this year and will be in Anaheim to face the Ducks tonight at 9:00 on KSMO Radio.

Andre Dawson has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. An eight-time All-Star, Dawson underwent 12 knee surgeries during his career but ended up with more than 400 home runs and 300 stolen bases, a feat matched by only two other players in history, Willie Mays and Barry Bonds.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Milton “Milt” Yeary of Steelville, age 75, will be held today at 2:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Steelville Ministerial Alliance.

Funeral services for Horace W. “Pop” Copeland of St. James, age 80, will be held Friday at 2;30 at the Highgate Baptist Church. Visitation will be tonight` from 6:00 to 9:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Interment will be in the High Gate Baptist Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Copeland Family.

Funeral services for Leroy E. Heskett of St. James, age 68, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be from 9:00 until service time. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Heskett Family.

Funeral services for Pamela Sue Webber of Salem, age 46, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 Friday night. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the New Home Baptist Church.

Funeral services for Eileen Patricia Sybert of Rolla, age 74, will be held Saturday at 5:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 3:00 until service time. Memorials may be made to the 1st Christian Church Greentree in Rolla.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Cloudy and blustery with intermittent flurries, high of 12.
Tonight..Cloudy with intermittent flurries and blustery with a low of zero and wind chills of 15 below.
Friday..Cloudy early becoming partly sunny by the afternoon, high of 7 with wind chills below zero most of the day.
Friday night..Partly cloudy and bitterly cold, low of 6 below with wind chills of 21 below.



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