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Your World Today - Monday, January 28, 2013

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The City of Salem Board of Alderman will conduct a Special Meeting, called by Mayor Gary Brown, tonight at the City Hall Council Chambers located at 202 North Washington beginning at 6:15. The Special Meeting will be to review the recommended changes to the City of Salem’s Municipal Code as provided by Sullivan Publications. The Special Meeting of the Board of Alderman is open to the public. THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED!!!!!!!!!

Dent County Sheriff Rick Stallings has reported that a couple of scams have hit Salem and Dent County in the last couple of weeks. Stallings has stated that he has received several calls in reference to the Red Rock Casino and Publisher's Clearing House informing citizens that they have won anything from money to a new car.  In most of the cases the caller has requested that the winner or winners buy a gift card with a certain amount of money. The caller states this is necessary so the process can be started to verify that you are the person who is supposed to receive the awards at which time you will then be asked to provide the gift card numbers on the phone to them. These calls are scams!! Do not buy the gift cards that they are requesting and if you do buy gift cards, never give gift card numbers out to anyone. Stallings said that these incidents are happening in Dent County more frequently.  If you have any question about these calls or scams, or they leave you a number to call them back with numbers, call the Dent County Sheriff’s Department at 729-3241.

In Closed Session Tuesday, January 22nd, the Salem Memorial District Hospital Board of Directors approved reappointments for 44 Courtesy Staff physicians as well as reappointments for seven active staff that includes Brent Caudill, M.D.; Ann DeLonais, M.D.; John Demorlis, M.D.; Ralph Ford, M.D.; Ryan Pharr, D.O.; Yvonne Prince, M.D.; and Julius Punzalan, M.D. There were a dozen physicians that did not reapply in a number of different fields. Also in closed session the Board approval SMDH Scholarships for Kendra Mobray and Samantha Lundy to get an ADN (Associates Degree in Nursing) from LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse); Jessica Bland and Cheryl Ibrahim to get a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) from ADN (Associates Degree in Nursing), and Kim Bell for a Health Career Related Scholarship. The meeting was then adjourned.

An accident occurred at 3:15 early Sunday morning in Dent County on Highway 32 about five miles west of Salem. According to the highway patrol report, 51-year old Debra Corcoran of Overland Park, Kansas was driving a 2011 Nissan Sentra west when it ran off the right side of the roadway, overturning several times. Corcoran suffered moderate injuries and was taken by Salem ambulance to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center. She was wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Nissan was totaled and removed from the scene by Whitaker’s Towing.

An accident occurred at 7:25 Saturday evening in Crawford County on Valleyside Road about four miles south of Steelville. According to the highway patrol report, 16-year old Jay Martin of Cherryville was driving a 1994 Jeep east when he had to swerve to miss an oncoming vehicle. The Jeep then ran off the road, struck an embankment, and overturned. Martin suffered minor injuries and was taken to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center. He was wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Jeep sustained minor damage and was removed from the scene by Miles and Sons’ Towing.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Lady Tigers will be back in action tonight, as they’ll be hosting the Cabool Lady Bulldogs in SCA Conference play tonight at the SHS gym. The Lady Tigers are 7-10 on the year and 1-2 in the SCA. JV will start things off at 6:00 with the varsity to follow. You’ll be able to hear the game on KSMO Radio and online at ksmoradio.com. The game can also be seen on fidelitylocal6.com.

Jabari Brown had 21 points, Alex Oriakhi matched a career high with 18 points, and the 22nd-ranked Missouri Tigers remained unbeaten at home by crushing the Vanderbilt Commodores, 81-59. Oriakhi also grabbed 12 rebounds for the Tigers (15-4, 4-2 SEC), who improved to 12-0 at Mizzou Arena this season. Phil Pressey supplied 12 points and six assists. Keion Bell ended with 12 points, while Earnest Ross scored nine with seven rebounds. The Tigers held a 40-18 rebounding edge. Missouri played its fifth straight game without Laurence Bowers, who was averaging a team-best 16.8 points before spraining his right MCL earlier this month against Alabama. Missouri will play at LSU on Wednesday.

The St. Louis Blues defeated the Dallas Stars Saturday night as they received two goals and an assist from David Perron. Chris Stewart and Wade Redden also scored for the Blues who won their second road game of the year. For Redden, it was his first goal in three years since 2010 when he played for the New York Rangers. Jaroslav Halak made 20 saves in the win. Then Sunday evening, Vladimir Sobotka scored 2:16 into overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues over the Minnesota Wild, 5-4. Wade Redden, Patrik Berglund, Chris Stewart, and Barret Jackman also scored for the Blues, who have won three in a row. Brian Elliott made 12 saves. St. Louis improved to 5-1-0 on the season. It's the Blues' best start since the 1997-98 season when the Blues began 7-1-0. The Blues will be in Columbus on Thursday to face the Blue Jackets.

Obituaries   [TOP] 

Memorial services for Brian Carmier of Salem, age 59, will be held today at 12:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until time of service.

Funeral services for Patty G. Shults of Salem, age 56, will Tuesday at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 tonight. Interment will be in the Dry Fork Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Corinth Baptist Church.

Funeral services for Charles Henson of Vida, age 73, will be held Tuesday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be held from 11:00 in the morning until service time Tuesday. Interment will be in the Pilot Know cemetery in Vida. Memorials may be made to the family of Charles Henson.

Funeral services for Dennis Cunningham of Salem, age 27, will be held Thursday at 1:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from 12:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Round Pond Cemetery.

Funeral services for Charles O. Kroeck of Bunker, age 78, will be Saturday at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be held Friday from 5:00 to 7:00. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery.

Funeral services for Audrey Lois Jorgenson of Rolla, age 80, are incomplete at this time. All arrangements are under the direction of James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.

Weather   [TOP]

Today..Cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, high of 68.
Tonight..Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, low of 58.
Tuesday..Cloudy with a 90% chance of showers, high of 67.
Tuesday night..Cloudy with a 60% chance of showers, low of 36.
Wednesday..Partly sunny, high of 41.
Wednesday night..Partly cloudy, low of 23.

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