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The Salem Police Department released their report involving thefts, assault, and a mental commitment order. On Monday, January 25th
, at 2:26 p.m. an officer was detailed to a residence in the 100 block of East Third Street in reference to a theft. The investigation of the report revealed that a person or persons unknown took a purse and contents valued at $950.00. Just minutes later at 2:30, an officer was contacted at the station in reference a theft. The investigation of the report revealed that a person or persons unknown took a Motorola B9 Razor cell phone valued $150.00 from the owner while at Country Mart. Later that afternoon at 3:10, an officer was contacted at the station in reference to an assault. The investigation of the report revealed that a 14 year-old male juvenile of Salem was assaulted by another male juvenile of Salem while waiting at a bus stop. That same afternoon at 3:24, an officer transported a 47-year old male of Chesterfield to Southeast Missouri Mental Health Care Center in Farmington in lieu of a mental commitment order. Please contact the Salem Police Department at (573) 729-4242 if you have any information regarding the thefts, which are still under investigation.
An accident occurred at 10:00 Friday morning in Reynolds County on Highway 21 seven miles north of Ellington. According to the highway patrol report, a 2001 Dodge Neon driven by 25-year-old Aaron Fortner of Bunker was traveling south on Highway 21. The accident occurred as the vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a tree. An occupant in the Neon, 34-year old Tanya Case of Bunker, suffered minor injuries and was taken by Reynolds County Ambulance to Advanced Healthcare in Ellington MO. Both were wearing a safety restraint at the time of the accident. The Dodge was totaled and was removed from the scene by Hill’s Towing of Ellington.
The City of Salem Board of Aldermen will conduct their meeting tonight at 7:00 in the City Hall Council Chambers. After roll call, Vickie Loveday, Co-Chair of Relay For Life, will discuss using the City Park for the annual event, to be held June 11th and 12th. She will also request that there be no ball games scheduled for the days of the event due to parking. Jeff Medows of C.M. Archer Engineering will update the Board on Sanitation System #1 Project. After approval of the consent agenda, Mayor Gary Brown will give his comments. Aldermen Jim McDaniels, Jim Jackson, Kenneth Nash, and Brad Nash will then discuss miscellaneous items concerning the City. City Clerk Mary Happel will introduce Bill #3188, #3189, and #3190. Bill 3188 is an ordinance that is required so the Mayor can execute an agreement between the City of Salem and the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. Bill 3189 is an ordinance that is required so the Mayor can execute an agreement between the City of Salem and the Salem Area Community Betterment Association. Bill 3190 is an ordinance that is required so the Mayor can execute an agreement between the City of Salem and the Dent County University of Missouri Extension Council. After approval of bills, the board may vote to go into closed session. The City of Salem Board of Alderman meeting is open to the public.
MoDOT wants to help farmers operate safely on highways and to avoid penalties for violations. That's why experts from the department's motor carrier services division will be in West Plains on February 9th to offer a free agricultural transportation seminar. Every year, many farmers and producers are surprised to find that they are subject to federal and state safety and economic registration transportation laws. Those who attend will learn which, if any, freight carrier laws apply to their operation. They'll also learn what procedures to take before hauling extra-wide, tall or heavy loads or before operating across state lines. The session runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the West Plains Civic Center. For reservations, please contact MoDOT Motor Carrier Services toll free at 1-866-831-6277 extension #6 or register online at www.modot.org/mcs/trainingoutreach.htm. Seating is limited, so early reservations are encouraged.
The Salem Boys Basketball Game against Thayer at Mountain Grove in the McDonalds Panther Classic was postponed Saturday and has been rescheduled for the 13th of February at 4:00. The Tigers are 5-12 on the year and will be in Cabool to face the Bulldogs Tuesday night starting at 6:00 with the JV contest.
The Salem Lady Tigers basketball team will be in action tonight as they will host the Thayer Lady Bobcats in SCA play. The JV will start things at 6:00 with the varsity to follow. Salem is 11-7 on the year and you can hear the varsity game at around 7:00 on KSMO Radio.
Kim English tallied 20 points and the Missouri Tigers topped the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 95-80, in Big 12 play at Mizzou Arena. Laurence Bowers tacked on 16 points for the Tigers (16-5, 4-2 Big 12), who extended their home winning streak to 32 games. Zaire Taylor posted 14 points, while Michael Dixon and Marcus Denmon chipped in with 12 points apiece. Mizzou will host Texas A&M Wednesday night.
Kris Russell scored the game-winner 1:32 into overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the St. Louis Blues, 3-2. David Backes and Andy McDonald had power-play goals for St. Louis, which fell to 9-14-5 at home this season. Chris Mason allowed all three goals on 19 shots. The Blues will be in Chicago to play the Blackhawks Wednesday night.
Funeral services for Roberta Lee Pierce of Salem, age 89, will be held today at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Hermon Cemetery or Salem United Methodist Church.
Funeral services for Shirley Hawn of Waterloo, IL, age 79, will be held at noon today at the McSpadden Funeral Home in Bunker. Interment will be in the Bunker Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 in the morning until service time. Memorials may be given to the Sugar Tree Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services for Cecil Landers of Salem, age 89, will be held Tuesday at 1:00 at Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Funeral services for Norman Sharwark of Salem, formerly of Florida, age 92, will be held Tuesday at the Florida Hills Memorial Gardens in Brooksville, Florida. All the local arrangements are under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services for Lawrence W. Tune of Salem, age 68, will be held Wednesday at 1:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be tonight from 5:00 to 7:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Memorials may be made to the Tune Cemetery.
Funeral services for Werner Hartmann Doehl of Rolla, age 80, will be held Wednesday at 7:00 pm at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 5:00 until service time.
Funeral services for Belinda Sue (Brooks) Mendenhall of Bixby, age 54, are incomplete but are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary.
Today..Partly cloudy this morning with freezing fog possible, then mostly cloudy this afternoon with a 20% chance for rain, high of 38.
Tonight..Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance for freezing drizzle or snow, low of 26.
Tuesday..Cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny, high of 39.
Tuesday night..Partly cloudy, low of 20.