Antoine L'Estage and Nathalie Richard have won the 2011 Rally in the 100-Acre Wood after a flawless drive from start to end. L'Estage set a blistering pace early on, winning ten of the event's fifteen special stages and finishing 17.7 seconds ahead of international rally ace David Higgins. This victory was a particularly sweet one for L'Estage, who celebrated his birthday on Saturday, the second and final day of the rally. Subaru Rally Team USA's David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew placed second overall and Higgins' Subaru teammate Dave Mirra rounded out the podium by maintaining third overall through most of the event with a solid drive. This is the second consecutive podium finish of the season for Mirra and co-driver Marshall Clarke, who are coming into their own after only two events together. A surprise last-minute entry from Travis Pastrana was short lived when Pastrana and co-driver Jeremy Wimpey crashed and rolled their 2007 ex-Colin McRae WRX STI on a left-hand corner on the second stage of the rally.
Jacob Pullen ignited Kansas State early and finished with 24 points, as the Wildcats continued to build a strong resume for the NCAA Tournament with an 80-70 victory over No. 20 Missouri. Marcus Denmon paced Missouri (22-7, 8-6) with 22 points, while Laurence Bowers had 16 points and nine rebounds in the loss, which snapped the club's four- game winning streak. Missouri closes its regular season with games at Nebraska on Tuesday and at home against rival Kansas on Saturday.
On Friday, Ben Bishop made 39 saves for the first shutout of his career as the St. Louis Blues toppled the Edmonton Oilers, 5-0, at Rexall Place. Chris Stewart scored twice while Patrik Berglund and Roman Polak both added a goal and an assist for the Blues. Then Sunday night, David Moss scored the lone goal 5:39 into the third period in the Calgary Flames' 1-0 win over St. Louis at the Saddledome. For the Blues, it marked the first time they were blanked since December 16, 2009 at Chicago. Ben Bishop made 26 saves for the Blues who have now dropped four of their last five games. They will face Calgary tomorrow night at 7:00.
The Buffalo Sabres have acquired forward Brad Boyes from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2011 Entry Draft. The 28-year-old Boyes had 12 goals and 29 assists in 62 games with the Blues this season.
The Salem Winter Sports Banquet will be held on Tuesday, March 8th at 6:30 at the Salem High School Cafeteria to salute the Boys and Girls Basketball Teams and the Cheerleaders.
Funeral services for Barbara N. Phelps of Salem, age 76, will be held today at 1:00 at the Second Baptist Church in Salem. Interment will be in the Nash family Cemetery in Dent County. All arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary of Salem.
Funeral services for Edna Moutray of Steelville, age 88, will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 Monday. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.
Funeral services for Lena Mae Flemming of Rolla, age 96, will be held Tuesday morning at 11:30 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 10:30 until service time. Interment will be in the Rolla City Cemetery in Rolla. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Rolla or the Rolla Presbyterian Manor.
Visitation services for Keith Randolph Hogan of Salem, age 55, will be held Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 at the Salem Faith Assembly Church. Memorials may be made to the Sound System at Salem Faith Assembly of Church. All arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem.
Funeral services for Jimmie Dean Young, of Salem, age 77 will be held Thursday at 2:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the New Hope Cemetery with Military Honors.