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The Salem Police Department released their reports for January 23rd through the 30th involving thefts and burglaries. On January 23rd at 12:30 in the afternoon, an officer was contacted at the station in reference to a theft. The report revealed that person(s) unknown took a music ipod valued at $200 from a student’s belongings at the Salem Jr. High School. The report is under investigation. On January 24th at 10:58 in the morning, an officer was detailed to the 700 block of East Roosevelt in reference to a burglary. The report revealed that person(s) unknown entered through the garage door and took from the area a Stihl chain saw and a partial roll of barbed wire. The items are valued at $220 and the report is under investigation. On January 26th at 7:15 in the evening, an officer was detailed to the 200 block of North Water in reference to a burglary. The report revealed that person(s) unknown entered a residence through a window and took a Stihl chain saw valued at $600. The report is under investigation. On January 28th at 11:35 in the evening, an officer while on routine patrol observed a possible burglary in progress at Whitakers Building Supply on Babb Lane. Upon investigation of the possible burglary, officers were able to apprehend a suspect in the immediate area. Further investigation connected the suspect in custody with three other burglaries at MFA Farmers Co-Op, the Fourth Street Mall and Stephens Steak House that had occurred the same day but were unnoticed and unreported at the time. The suspect was incarcerated on nine charges pending application for warrants. On January 30th at 7:20 in the morning, an officer was detailed to the 600 block of East Center in reference to a theft. The report revealed that person(s) unknown took items from a maroon 1998 Ford F-150 that was parked at a residence. Reported missing were a checkbook, an Ozark Trail queen size blow up bed and a key valued at $55. The report is still under investigation. Anyone with any information regarding the thefts or burglaries is asked to please contact the Salem Police Department by calling 729-4242.

The Salem Memorial District Hospital Board of Directors will be meeting in closed session on Thursday, February 1st at 5:00 pm. This meeting will be closed to the public for the purpose of discussing personnel. 

The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will be holding a blood drive in Salem on Friday from 11:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the afternoon at Salem Wood Products at 200 Stave Mill Road. To be eligible to donate, you must weigh at least 110 pounds and be healthy.

Sports   [TOP]

C.J. Smith scored a three-pointer with 29 seconds left that proved to be the difference as the Salem Tigers won a wild one in Willow Springs Tuesday night, 61-60. Willow Springs had three chances to win it but turned the ball over twice and missed a long shot at the end of the game after Salem missed a free throw. Salem was led in scoring by Taylor Sirois with 16 points and ten rebounds. Solomon McNeal netted 15 points for Salem while Cody Wofford scored a dozen. Salem is 9-9 on the year and 2-0 in the SCA with a trip to Thayer scheduled for Friday night.

The Missouri Tigers take to the road and will face Kansas State tonight in a Big 12 tilt. Missouri is 13-6 on the year and 2-4 in the Big 12. You can hear the game tonight on KSMO Radio starting at 7:30 with the pre-game show followed by the contest at 8:00.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Pavol Demitra both scored a pair of goals, as the Minnesota Wild held off the St. Louis Blues, 5-2, at Scottrade Center. Eric Brewer and Jay McClement scored the goals for the Blues, who lost their second straight after having a season-best four-game winning streak halted on Saturday. Radek Dvorak, Petr Cajanek and Keith Tkachuk each notched assists, while Manny Legace blocked 25-of-29 shots in defeat. The Blues will be back in action Friday night at Detroit starting at 6:30.

NHL Scores:

 Buffalo 7, Boston 1
Tampa Bay 4, Philadelphia 3 (SO)
Toronto 4, Carolina 1
Atlanta 5, New Jersey 4 (SO)
Ottawa 3, Washington 2
Detroit 4, NY Islanders 3 (OT)
Pittsburgh 3, Florida 0
Colorado 4, Nashville 3
Calgary 4, Los Angeles 1
Columbus 3, Vancouver 2 (SO)
Dallas 3, San Jose 2 (SO)

NBA Scores:

 Washington 104 Detroit 99
Cleveland 124, Golden State 97
Indiana 103, Boston 96
New York 99, LA Lakers 94
Miami 110, Milwaukee 80
Dallas 122, Seattle 102

Obituaries   [TOP]

Graveside services for Jean Cochran of Texas formerly of St. James, age 71, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the St. James Cemetery in St. James

Funerals services for Beverly Joyce Mikel of Steelville, age 74, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Chapel in Steelville. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery.

Funeral services for Myrtle Elva Cowan of Salem, age 91, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be in the Carty Cemetery.

Funeral services for Cordelia Grace Thomason of Iberia, formerly of Salem, age 93, will be this afternoon at 1:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Funeral services for Van Chester McDonald of Salem, age 91, will be held Thursday at 11:00 at Wilson Mortuary. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 9:00. Interment will be in the Jadwin Cemetery.

Funeral services for Jean T. Decker of Rolla, formerly of Salem, age 81, will be held Thursday at noon at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be held Thursday morning from 9:30 until service time. Interment will be in the Rolla City Cemetery.

Funeral services for Shelly Tighe of Salem, age 31, will be held Thursday at 2:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the House of Prayer Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Rodgers/Tighe Family.

Funeral services for Jerry Gale Light Jr. of Salem, age 38, will be held on Friday at 1:00 at Wilson Mortuary. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the House of Prayer Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family of Jerry Gale Light Jr.

Funeral services for Lloyd Roberts of Salem, age 83 will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be Friday night from 5:00 to 8:00 with a Masonic Service at 7:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

Funeral services for Carol McMullin of Salem, age 63, are incomplete at this time but are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly sunny early, then cloudy with a 30% chance for light snow, high of 25.
Tonight..Light snow likely with about a one-inch accumulation expected, low of 21.
Thursday..Cloudy with a 50% chance for light snow, high of 28.
Thursday night..Cloudy with a chance for flurries, low of 15.
Friday..Cloudy with flurries, high of 26.
Friday night..Partly cloudy, low of 6.

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