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The Salem Police Department released their reports for the end of December. On December 26th at 11:15 in the evening, an officer was detailed to the 1800 block of South Oak in reference to a possible break in. The report revealed a 27-year old male from St. Peters had caused property damage to an apartment and was disorderly. He was arrested, issued a summons to appear in court and released. On December 27th at 1:20 in the afternoon, an officer was detailed to the 800 block of North Washington in reference to a juvenile shooting a paintball gun. A 12-year old Salem male juvenile had shot an 8-year old male and a kitten with a paintball gun. There were minor injuries to the juvenile and moderate injuries to the kitten. He was detained and released to his mother. The report will be forwarded to the juvenile officer. On December 29th at 7:12 in the evening, an officer was detailed to Gas Plus located at 503 East Highway 32 in reference to property damage. The report revealed a 22-year old Salem male had broke the glass entry door on the front of the building. He was arrested, issued a summons to appear in court and  released. On December 30th at 2:24 in the afternoon, an officer was contacted at the station in reference to property damage. The report revealed person(s) unknown damaged a gold 2001 Chevrolet S-10 truck with spray paint while parked in the 1200 block of North Jackson. The damage is valued at $200.00 and is under investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to please contact the Salem Police Department at 729-4242.

The Missouri Department of Revenue announced that two no-cost methods to check the status of tax returns are up and running. The department’s Interactive Voice Response system, unveiled last year, gives taxpayers the option of using the telephone to obtain information on the status of their tax return. New this year is a toll-free option available by calling (866) 433-7259. Taxpayers can also access the tracking system by calling the toll number, (573) 526-TAXX (8299). The department continues to offer the Online Personal Tax Return Inquiry system. It is available on the Internet at www.dor.mo.gov. To use the online system, just click “Where’s My Tax Return?” on the right side of the page. To use either service, taxpayers will input the first social security number on the tax return, the taxpayer’s filing status (single, married filing separately, married filing a combined return), and the expected refund or balance. Users of the phone system should expect the call to last about three minutes.

Sports   [TOP]

IThe Salem Lady Basketball Tigers travel to Thayer to face the Lady Bobcats in another SCA contest tonight starting with the JV contest at 6:00 and the varsity game will follow. The Lady Tigers enter the game with a 2-0 SCA record and 11-2 overall.

Freshman sensation Kevin Durant erupted for 34 points, 10 rebounds and three assists to guide No. 25 Texas past Missouri, 88-68, at Frank Erwin Center. Durant was a scorching 10-of-14 from the field and 12-of-13 from the free throw line for the Longhorns (12-3, 2-0 Big 12), who improved to 9-0 at home this season.  Marshall Brown netted a team-best 24 points and Stefhon Hannah scored 15 for Missouri (11-4, 0-2), who will face Kansas State Saturday afternoon at 3:00.

Dallas Drake tallied the go-ahead goal in the second period as the St. Louis Blues defeated the New Jersey Devils, 3-2, at Continental Airlines Arena. Dan Hinote and Keith Tkachuk also tallied for the Blues, who have won three of four and eight of their last 11 games. Barret Jackman had a pair of assists, while Manny Legace made 24 saves. John Madden and Brian Gionta scored for New Jersey, which had its three-game winning streak snapped, losing in regulation for the first time since New Year's. Brian Rafalski had two assists, while Martin Brodeur stopped 20 of 23 shots. The Blues will back in action Saturday afternoon at 1:00 against the Los Angeles Kings.

The Blues have assigned goaltender Curtis Sanford to Peoria for conditioning as he has been out for two months nursing a groin strain. Sanford was expected to split the goaltending chores with manny Legace this year and but has been set back by numerous injuries.

NHL Scores:

Buffalo 2, Chicago 1
Edmonton 3, San Jose 2
Florida 5, Pittsburgh 2

The St. Louis Cardinals re-signed pitcher Mark Mulder to a two-year pact that includes a club option for the 2009 season. Mulder went 16-8 for the Cardinals in 2005 before dropping to 6-7 last year in an injury plagued-season that forced him to undergo rotator cuff surgery on September 12. His 94 wins since the 2001 season rank third among all left-handers behind just Randy Johnson and Barry Zito.

Obituaries   [TOP]

A Memorial service for Evelyn G. Siddens Rogers of Rolla, age 85, will be held today at 11:00 at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Rolla. Interment will be in the Rolla City Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary of Rolla.

Funeral services for Carl Price of Salem, age 34, will be held today at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary. Visitation will be from 10:00 until service time. Interment will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Carl Price Family.

Funeral services for Gary McConnell of Salem, formerly of Michigan, age 50, will be held today at 1:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Memorials are suggested to the McConnell Family.

Funeral services for Beulah Sellers of Salem, age 88, will be held Friday morning at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Grace Community Church.

Funeral services for Glenn Copeland of Bunker, age 50, will be held Friday morning at 11:00 at the McSpadden Funeral Home in Bunker. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 this evening. Interment will be in the Bunker City Cemetery.

Funeral services for Tammy J. Davis of Salem, age 46, will be Saturday morning at 11:00 at the Grace Community Church. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Student Ministries at Grace Community Church. All arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary.

Funeral services for Jennifer Wisdom of Salem, age 46, will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 at the Grace Community Church. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Grace Community Church Nursery. All arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Cloudy and windy with a 20% chance for light rain this afternoon, high around 50.
Tonight..Cloudy with a 60% chance for rain, low of 48.
Friday..Cloudy with periods of showers and thunderstorms, high of 49.
Friday night..Cloudy with an 80% chance for periods of rain, low near 30.
Saturday..Cloudy with a 70% chance for rain or freezing rain, high of 37.

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