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The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing and meeting in reference to adding a conditional use permit for counseling or professional services to the city code book tonight beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers located at 202 North Washington. Then at 7:00, the City of Salem Board of Alderman will conduct a meeting. During the hearing of persons, the Current River Cruisers Car Club is requesting that the streets around the courthouse be closed for their annual Car Show on Saturday, June 14th and Fred Whitaker is requesting the closing of 4th Street from the Bank of Salem to the Red Barn in order to hold a music show from 1:00 to 10:00 pm on Saturday, May 31st. After approval of the agenda in unfinished business, the City requested bids for the clean up of 817 East Gibbs, owned by Darin and Tina Cook. The City held a public hearing on February 4th at 9:00 am allowing the owners a chance to speak as to what the intention is to said building. The findings and judgment of the hearing along with three bids will be presented. City Administrator Ray Walden will update the Board on various items concerning the city and Mayor Gary Brown will then give his report on issues concerning the City of Salem. In new and miscellaneous business, since former city administrator, Clayton Lucas has moved and was the building commissioner, Mayor Brown will then need to appoint a new Building Commissioner and Brown will be presenting the names for streets within the cemetery for the Board’s approval. The Board may then vote to go into closed session. The meeting of the City of Salem Board of Alderman is open to the public.

The Salem Memorial District Hospital Board of Directors will conduct their monthly meeting tonight in the hospital library beginning at 6:00 pm. After approval of the agenda and minutes from the January 21st meeting will be the summary of operations and statistics reports for January, followed by the nursing and ancillary service reports. Hospital Administrator Dennis Pryor will then update the Board with an auxiliary report, the hospital activity calendar and legislative issues. In old business, the Board will hear updates on the 2011 strategic planning goals and the Community Health Needs Assessment. The Board will then address purchases made for the hospital in new business. The Board may then vote to go into closed session. The monthly meeting of the Salem Memorial District Hospital Board of Directors is open to the public.

“The Earth Moves Under Our Feet,” an event in recognition of Earthquake Awareness Month, will be held at Onondaga Cave State Park on Saturday, February 22nd. Sponsored by the Missouri Geological Survey and Missouri State Parks, the event will take place in the park’s visitor center between 10:30 a.m. and noon. The program will feature a presentation on earthquake history, preparedness and effects by a geologist with the Missouri Geological Survey. The program will also include an introduction to State Emergency Management Agency programs related to earthquakes, and a video on earthquakes in the Midwest. The event will conclude with a question and answer session designed to increase participants’ knowledge about these geological events. Onondaga Cave State Park is located seven miles southeast of the Leasburg exit off of Interstate 44 on Highway H. For more on the event, contact the park at (573) 245-6576. For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit

Missouri elementary, middle and home-school students Kindergarten thru 8 have until March 14th to participate in the 2014 “Yes You CAN Make Missouri Litter-Free” trash-can-decorating contest. The annual trash-can contest encourages school classes and groups to join in the fight against litter by decorating and displaying a large trash can with the “No MOre Trash!” logo and a litter-prevention message using a variety of creative media. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), the contest is part of the state’s “No MOre Trash!” (NMT) statewide litter campaign. This partnership between MDC and MoDOT, along with thousands of volunteers, is working to prevent and reduce litter in Missouri through education, prevention, and cleanup activities. Schools may submit one entry in each competition category: Kindergarten thru 2nd, 3rd thru 5th and 6th thru 8th. Entries are judged based on creativity, adherence to contest rules and effective use of theme and logo. First-place winners from each competition category receive $200 awarded to the sponsoring schools. All first-place winners are then eligible for a grand prize of a trophy and $600 awarded to the sponsoring school. There is no entry fee for the contest. Participating school groups must submit a completed entry form online and up to three photos to by March 14th. Contest rules, entry forms, logo, past contest entries and winners, can also be found at

Sports [TOP]

Savannah Hanning finished with 32 points while Peyton Curley and Cortney Putman each added 12 points to lead the Salem Lady Tigers past Thayer Monday night by the score of 77-66. It was Senior Night where the senior players were saluted including including Kristen Hemken, Gabrielle Sanderson, Cortney Putman and Cameron Kuhn. The Lady Tigers are now 9-13 on the year and 4-2 in the SCA. They will be in Mountain View Thursday night. The Salem Lady Tigers have been seeded 6th in the District Tournament to be held in Bolivar. They will face Hillcrest, who is the 3rd seed, on Saturday, March 1st at 3:00 at the Bolivar High School.

The Salem Tiger Boys basketball team will host the Thayer Bobcats tonight in a key SCA matchup starting with the JV contest at 6:00 and the varsity game to follow. Salem is 11-11 overall and 4-1 in the SCA. The varsity game can be heard on KSMO Radio and online at, and you can see the game on

The Salem Boys Basketball Tigers have been seeded 4th in the District Tournament to be held in Bolivar. The Boys will open district play on Monday, March 3rd at 6:00 against Eldon, who is seeded 5th, at the Bolivar High School.

The U.S. women's hockey team rolled to a 6-1 victory against Sweden on Monday, earning a spot in the gold medal game on Thursday against Canada.

2014 Olympic Games- Medal Count

U.S.A.: 5 Gold, 4 Silver, 9 Bronze,        18 Total
Russia:  4 Gold, 7 Silver, 6 Bronze,       18 Total
Netherlands:5 Gold, 5 Silver, 7 Bronze 17 Total
Norway: 5 Gold, 3 Silver, 7 Bronze,      15 Total
Canada: 4 Gold, 7 Silver, 4 Bronze,      14 Total

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for LeRoy Tipton of Vichy, age 84, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be today from 4:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Highgate Baptist Cemetery in St. James. Memorials may be made to the Vichy Fire Department or the Broadway Baptist Church.

Graveside services for Karl Kendall of Rolla, age 97, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the Willow Springs City Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.

Memorial Services for Robert “Bob” Edwin Shasserre of Steelville, age 83, will be held Saturday night at 7:30 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until service time on Saturday. Memorials may be made to the Golden Echoes of Steelville.

Weather   [TOP]

Today..Mostly sunny and breezy, high of 66.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 33.
Wednesday..Mostly sunny, high of 58.
Wednesday night..Mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of showers, low of 47.
Thursday..Mostly cloudy with a 70% chance of showers, high of 61.
Thursday night..Cloudy, low of 31.



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