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Your World Today - January 16, 2007

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The City of Salem Board of Alderman will meet tonight at the City Hall Council Chambers located at 202 North Washington beginning at 7:00 pm. After the call to order, roll call and hearing of persons, will be the approval on the consent agenda, which will include the approval of the minutes from the previous meeting along with reports from the utility departments. At the last Board meeting, the Board postponed any decision concerning joining the Missouri Public Utility Alliance until this meeting, and they will address it in unfinished business. Aldermen Jim McDaniels, Mike Whitley, and Jim Jackson would like to discuss miscellaneous items involving the city. Alderman Bill Riley would also like to discuss sponsoring a youth traveling team along with miscellaneous items. The aldermen’s concerns will be followed by Mayor Gray Brown’s comments along with a report on the committee meeting to review Salem’s dog ordinance held earlier this month. New and miscellaneous business will include a discussion on Salem Housing Authority Board appointments. The terms of Charles Whitmire and Mary Stephens are set to expire on February 15th. Both board members have declined to accept another term. Therefore, the Board of Commissioners from the Salem Housing Authority would like to recommend that Clare Dent Underwood and Joe Brand fill these terms for a term of four years effective February 16th. Both Mrs. Underwood and Mr. Brand have stated that they will accept this appointment. Also in new business, it was noted that on the City’s pay scale, there are no provisions for servicemen. It is being requested that the Board of Alderman look into adding servicemen to the pay scale. The Board will discuss the Town Hall Meeting scheduled for February 13th for the purpose of meeting to identify opportunities for revitalization for businesses and commercial property owners. The Board will then approve bills presented by City Clerk Mary Happel and go into closed discussion for the purpose of discussing personnel, real estate and litigation. The regular meeting of the City of Salem Board of Alderman is open to the public.

Due to weather conditions, many blood drives have had to cancel, putting the blood supply in Code Yellow! The First Baptist Church of Salem is having a blood drive today from 1:00 to 6:00 pm at the Fellowship Hall located on West 3rd Street. For more information call 729-4863.

Today is the last day to file for school board positions, east and west ward aldermen in the city of Salem, the Salem Memorial District Hospital Board and the Dent County Fire Protection Board. There is a charge to file for the board of alderman positions. Before filing, make sure that you understand what the qualifications are for the position. If you have any questions, contact the school you are interested in serving, the city of Salem administrative office, the Salem Hospital or the Dent County Fire Protection District.

Sports   [TOP]


The Salem Boys Basketball game with the Rolla Bulldogs at the St. James Tournament last night was postponed and rescheduled for tonight at 6:00. You can hear the game on KSMO.

The Salem Lady Basketball Tigers will host Owensville tonight at 6:00 as the JV game will start things out with the varsity game to follow. The varsity enters the game with a 11-2 record.

Sherron Collins netted 23 points to lead the fifth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks past the Missouri Tigers, 80-77, at Allen Fieldhouse. Brandon Rush added 16 points and six boards for the Jayhawks (16-2, 3-0 Big 12), who have won 10 straight. Sasha Kaun contributed nine points and seven boards in the victory. Matt Lawrence poured in 19 points for the Tigers (11-6, 0-4), who have now lost four straight. Stefhon Hannah added 15 points while Marshall Brown chipped in with 14. Missouri will be off until nest Wednesday when they face Colorado.

Ladislav Nagy scored the game-winner in the fourth round of the shootout, as the Phoenix Coyotes slipped by the St. Louis Blues, 5-4. Ed Jovanovski scored twice and added an assist for the Coyotes, who have won eight of ten.  Petr Cajanek notched a pair of assists for the Blues, who had their three-game winning streak halted but still managed a point in the loss. Radek Dvorak had a goal and an assist, and Christian Backman, Dennis Wideman and Peter Sejna all scored in the contest. Manny Legace made 39 saves in regulation but let up two goals in four shootout chances. The Blues will be in Anaheim tonight and you can hear the game on KSMO starting at 9:00.

The Blues, faced with a number of injuries, recalled Peter Sejna yesterday along with goaltender Curtis Sanford who was in Peoria for conditioning. Defenseman Matt Walker is also in Peoria for conditioning and is expected to be recalled this week. Also D. K. King who was just sent down, has been recalled after an injury to Jay McGhee.

NHL Scores:

Tampa Bay 4, NY Islanders 3
Boston 3, Buffalo 2 (SO)
Detroit 2, Montreal 0
Dallas 3, Los Angeles 1
Nashville 5, Calgary 3
San Jose 3, Colorado 1

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Allen Bray of Rolla, age 88, will held this morning at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 9:00 this morning until service time. A Masonic services will be held at 10:00 this morning. Interment will be in the Vienna Public Cemetery in Vienna, Missouri. Memorials may be made to the Forty Wyman Baptist Church.

Funeral services for Helen Ethel Francis of Steelville, age 83, will be held today at 2:00 at the Britton-Bennett Chapel in Steelville. Interment will be in the Freeman Cemetery in Cherryville.

A memorial service for Wendall L. Venn of Salem, age 72, will be held Wednesday morning at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Full military honors will be presented and memorials may be made to the Dent County Animal Shelter or the Phelps County Hospice.

Funeral arrangements for Jim “Shakey” Norris of Salem, age 50 will be held Wednesday at 1:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be tonight 6:00 to 8:00. Interment in the Stone Hill Cemetery in Dent County.

Funeral services for Archie L. Norris of Salem, age 84, will be held Thursday at 11:00. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 at the James & Gahr Chapel. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery.

A memorial service for Evelyn Simmons of Rolla, age 93, will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary of Rolla.

Funeral arrangements for George Laun of St. James, age 92 will be held Thursday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00.  Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Cloudy early, then clearing and cold, high of 36.
Tonight..Clear and very cold, low of 4.
Wednesday..Sunny, high of 35.
Wednesday night..Partly cloudy, low of 22.
Thursday..Partly cloudy, high of 43.
Thursday night..Partly cloudy, low of 21.
Friday..Partly cloudy, high of 35.
Friday night..Mostly clear, low of 16.


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