Volunteers for AARP will be conducting free tax filing assistance in the Salem TCRC computer lab this year. This free tax filing assistance will begin on Friday, February 1st and continue every Friday until April 12th. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained in filing certain tax forms and schedules, including the Form 1040. However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that our volunteers stay in the scope of the program. If counselors feel they do not have adequate knowledge or your return is too complex, you may need to seek another qualified counselor or paid tax assistance. Items you need to bring to have your tax returns prepared include: Proof of identification Picture ID; Social Security Cards for you, your spouse and dependents or a Social Security Number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration; Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return; Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-from all employers; Year end Social Security Statements showing total SS received and Medicare payments; Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099); A copy of last year’s federal and state returns if available; Proof of bank account routing numbers and account numbers for Direct Deposit, such as a blank check and to file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms. Appointments may be made by calling the Salem TCRC at 729-8163. The Salem TCRC is located in the Salem Community Center at 1200 West Rolla Road. Volunteers are still needed, if you would like to volunteer to help please call Tyson Richards at 453-4995.
The Salem Police Department has released more of their reports. On Monday, January 21st at 6:08 in the morning, an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 1000 block of East Monday in reference to a burglary in progress. The investigation revealed that a 53-year old Salem male had entered a residence and began going through drawers while the resident was at home. The resident was able to exit and call the police department. Officers arrived and apprehended the subject who appeared to be in an intoxicated or drugged condition. He was incarcerated pending the application for warrants. On Tuesday, January 22nd at 10:06 in the morning, an officer made contact with a 37-year old Rolla male who had an active arrest warrant from the City of Salem. He was taken into custody on the warrant and incarcerated. He later pled guilty, paid the fine and cost, and was released. Later that afternoon at 4:11, an officer made contact with a 24-year old male who had an active arrest warrant from Jasper County. He was taken into custody at the Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health facility on North Grand and incarcerated pending extradition. On Wednesday, January 23rd at 1:20 in the afternoon, an officer was contacted at the station in reference to a scam by Internet and phone. That investigation revealed that a 62-year old Salem female was the victim of a fraudulent transaction whereby she was given a forged check of $1,900. Please contact the Salem Police Department at 573-729-4242 if you have any information regarding an ongoing investigation or about the reports that were mentioned above.
The Salem Lady Tiger basketball team will be in Willow Springs tonight to face the Lady Bears in an SCA match-up. JV will start things off at 6:00 with the varsity to follow. The Lady Tigers are 8-10 on the year and 2-2 in the SCA.
Anthony Hickey had 20 points, Andre Stringer scored 18 and the LSU Tigers edged the 17th-ranked Missouri Tigers, 73-70. Missouri welcomed back leading scorer Laurence Bowers on Wednesday. The senior forward returned after missing the previous five games with a sprained MCL in his right knee, but his presence wasn't enough to help Missouri (15-5, 4-3) notch its first road win of the season. Phil Pressey supplied a game-high 25 points for Missouri, which fell to 0-4 as the visitor. Jabari Brown had 19 points, while Bowers, who was averaging 16.8 points before the injury, finished with 10. Missouri will host the Auburn Tigers Saturday afternoon.
The St. Louis Blues will be in Columbus tonight to play the Blue Jackets. The Blues are 5-1-0 on the year and you can hear the game on KSMO Radio, starting with the pre-game show at 5:30.
Funeral services for Dennis Cunningham of Salem, age 27, will be held today 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 Krista Rae Flett of Rolla, age 28, will be held Friday at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Dent County Animal Shelter in memory of Krista Rae Flett and “Lil Dog”.
Funeral services for Artie Westerman of Salem, age 79, will be held Friday at 2:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 until 8:00. Interment will be in the Dry Fork Cemetery in Salem.
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 Barb Robison of Salem, age 72, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from 12:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Robinson Cemetery.
Funeral services for Dollie J. Steele of Newburg, age 100, will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be held from 10:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Smith Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Smith Cemetery.
Celebration of Life for William E. Seay of Salem, age 91, will be held Saturday, February 16th at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Memorials may be made to the Salem Public Library Building Fund.
Funeral services for Neal J. Schwarzhuber of Rolla, age 84, will be held Sunday at 3:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 Sunday. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery in Salem.