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The Salem Police Department released their reports involving assault, shoplifting and warrant. On Thursday, January 28th at 9:30 pm, officers were detailed to the 1000 block of Highway 32 East in reference an assault of a female. The report led to the arrest of a 42-year old Bunker man on the assault. He was incarcerated pending the issuance of a warrant. On Friday, January 29th at 12:30 in the afternoon, an officer was detailed to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifting incident that led to the arrest of a 36-year old Salem man for stealing $4.93 of merchandise. He was issued a summons to appear in court and was released. At 3:15 that afternoon, an officer was dispatched back to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifting incident that led to the arrest of a 35-year old Salem woman for stealing $58.93 of merchandise. He was issued a summons to appear in court and was released. Then at 3:30 the same afternoon, an officer was dispatched to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifting incident that led to the arrest of a 29-year old woman from Marion, Illinois for stealing $34.25 of merchandise. She was issued a summons to appear in court and was released. On Monday, February 1st at 2:20 in the afternoon, an officer contacted a 17-year old Salem man at Salem Police Department in reference to a warrant for his arrest for failing to appear on a traffic citation. He was arrested on the warrant, paid the fine and cost and was released.

James L. Kelley, Sr., of Salem was sentenced to 18 months in prison for illegal possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Richard G. Callahan announced. The 52-year old Kelley pleaded guilty in November 2009 to one felony count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Due to his previous criminal history, law to own or possess firearms forbids him. He appeared Tuesday for sentencing before United States District Judge Carol E. Jackson. The case was investigated and prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, which seeks to prevent violent crime through enforcement of federal firearms laws, such as the law prohibiting convicted felons from possessing firearms. Callahan commended the work on the case by the Salem Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and Assistant United States Attorney Cristian M. Stevens, who handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The Missouri State Treasurer’s office is required by law to collect and maintain property and funds that are unclaimed by Missourians. Financial institutions, businesses, government agencies and other organizations turn in these items. The state holds more than $550 million dollars in unclaimed assets and some of this could belong to you. One in every 10 Missourians has assets being held by the Unclaimed Property Division. After five years, property is turned over to the treasurer’s office where it is held until the rightful owners come forward. Tangible property held by the state is periodically sold to maintain storage room, through the proceeds from the sale of the items is made available for claiming. You can also write to Missouri State Treasurer’s Office, Unclaimed Property Division, at P.O. Box 1004, Jefferson City, MO. 65102. When writing include a list of possible owner names, addresses and previous addresses. You’ll receive a response to your claim within 90 days. The fastest and most efficient way to check to see if you have unclaimed property is to visit the website www.treasurer.mo.gov and click on the Unclaimed Property link.

On Wednesday, February 10th, the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce will have their monthly membership meeting. The meeting this month will take place at My Place Restaurant. The cost is $8.00 per person for those who wish to have lunch and please RSVP no later than Monday the 8th of February. The guest speaker will be Alex Withrow, a counselor at Salem Senior High School, who will be speaking on how and when to begin preparing our youth for college. The meeting is open to everyone. For more information, call the chamber at 729-6900 or drop by the office at 200 South Main.

There will be a Sweetheart Benefit Banquet in support of Show-Me-Hope on Friday, February 12th at the Salem City Hall Auditorium starting at 6:00. The dinner will be catered by Seasons-N-Thyme. Tickets are available at the Bank of Salem, Town and Country Bank and US Bank for $20 per person or two tickets for $35. Tickets MUST be purchased by noon on February 8th.

Sports [TOP]

Phillip Moser netted 31 points and Jacob Kettner netted 10 more as the Salem Tigers beat the St. Clair Bulldogs in a makeup game, 71-61. Salem improves to 6-13 on the year and ends their three game losing streak. They will host Willow Springs Friday night starting at 6:00.

The Salem Lady Basketball Tigers are scheduled to be at Mountain View-Liberty tonight to face the Lady Eagles. The JV will start things out at 6:00 followed by the varsity game. Salem is 11-8 on the year and 3-1 in the SCA.

The Salem Lady Basketball Tigers are seeded third in the Newburg Tournament to be held next week. Salem will face Fatima in the late game at 8:30 Monday night at Newburg.

David Loubeau and Donald Sloan both scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds apiece to lead the Texas A&M Aggies to a 77-74 victory over the Missouri Tigers in a Big 12 tussle at Mizzou Arena. Kim English netted 15 points for Missouri (16-6, 4-3), while Justin Safford and J.T. Tiller contributed 12 points apiece. Laurence Bowers tallied a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds in the matchup. Missouri will be at Colorado Saturday afternoon at 2:30 and you can hear that game on KSMO Radio.

David Backes scored twice to lead St. Louis over Chicago, 3-2, at United Center. Jay McClement also tallied for the Blues, who have won three of five. Chris Mason was strong in net with 32 stops. The Blues will be taking on the San Jose Sharks tonight starting at 7:00 and you can hear the game on KSMO Radio.

The Kansas City Chiefs have started to finalize their coaching staff for next season as they named Bernie Parmalee tight ends coach, Otis Smith defensive quality control assistant coach, and Emmitt Thomas defensive backs coach.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Belinda Sue (Brooks) Mendenhall of Bixby, age 54, will be held today at 11:00 at the Boss Assembly of God Church. Interment will be in the Boss Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Belinda Mendenhall Memorial fund. All the arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary in Salem.

Funeral services for Rhonda Sue Tighe of Anderson, South Carolina, age 47, will be held Friday at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 9:30 until service time. Interment will be in the Round Pond Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Salem United Baptist Church.

Funeral services for Ken Ellis of Salem, age 61, will be held Friday at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Ashley Creek Cemetery in Montauk with full military honors. Memorials are suggested to the Ken Ellis Funeral Expenses Fund.

Funeral services for Gordon B. Camden of Ballwin, age 95, will be held Friday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:30 until service time. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral services for William Gary Strader of Salem, age 63, will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. Visitation will be held Friday from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Funeral services for Isabel Amelia Elliott of Rolla, age 88, will be held Saturday at Noon at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rolla. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the Rolla City Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Memorials are suggested to the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Rolla.

Funeral services for Anton “Tony” Skouby of Vichy, age 84, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the High Gate Baptist Church. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Interment will be in the High Gate Community Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the High Gate Community Cemetery or Hospice.

Funeral services for Maxine Kurtwright of Salem, age 86, will be held Monday at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until of service. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Love Packs Program.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Cloudy with a 40% chance for rain or snow, high of 38.
Tonight..Cloudy with a 90% chance for rain changing to snow, low near 30.
Friday..Cloudy with periods of snow with a total accumulation of two inches, high of 36.
Friday night..Cloudy with a 40% chance for light snow, low of 28.
Saturday..Flurries, high of 37.

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