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Due to the failure of one of the sirens during last Thursdays testing of the emergency equipment during the statewide severe weather drill, the City of Salem Emergency Management Director Allen Kimrey and Mayor Gary Brown would like to inform and remind residents that the City of Salem will once again be testing the emergency equipment within the City of Salem this morning at 11:30. 

The Salem Police Department released their reports involving property damage, missing money, disorderly conduct and theft. On Friday night, March 12th at 11:30, an officer was detailed to the 200 block of East First Street in reference to property damage. The report revealed that a person or persons unknown had thrown a rock through a windowpane. On Sunday morning, March 14th at 11:50, an officer was dispatched to West Center Street to the Consignment Store in reference to money missing. The report revealed that a person or persons unknown took without permission $280 in cash. At 1:30 that afternoon, an officer was sent to Highway 32 West to the Smokers Outlet in reference to a person causing problems and refusing to leave the business. The report led to the arrest of a 50-year old Salem man for disorderly conduct. He was issued a summons to appear in court and was released. Then at 2:30 that same afternoon, an officer was detailed to the 300 block of East Truman in reference to a stealing incident. The victim reported there was two glass end tables valued at $150 that had been stolen. The investigation of the report revealed the end tables had been sold. The end tables were recovered and a 44-year-old Salem woman was arrested for the theft and issued a summons to appear in court and was released. Anyone with information on the property damage or stolen money reports, which are still under investigation, is asked to contact the Salem Police Department by calling 729-4242.

The Salem R-80 Board of Education will conduct their regular monthly meeting tonight at the district administrative offices boardroom beginning at 6:00 pm. After a calendar hearing, the Board will then approve the agenda including the minutes from the previous meeting along with bills, the attendance report, food service report and the substitute list. Following communications, Superintendent Steve Bryant will update the Board on legislative issues, the summer school for 2010, address some budget information, address student as well as staff recognitions and give a personnel report. In old business, the Board will consider BOE policies that were postponed from the February meeting. In new business, the Board will hear from the CIA-administrators on curriculum vertical teams, approve the career ladder plan, address the booster club financial reports, address a request for transportation from Project Graduation, set an organizational meeting date and address resignations. The Board will hear a request for a career ladder waiver, consider the MSBA policy service agreement, consider an agreement with LJ Hart and Co for underwriter services and approve the calendar for 2010/2011. The Board may then vote to go into Closed Session for the purpose of discussing personnel and student discipline. The regular monthly meeting of the Salem R-80 Board of Education is open to the public.

Work is slated to begin soon on a project that will establish a new campsite arrangement and traffic flow pattern in a portion of Alley Spring Campground at Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR). The campground is located on the upper Jacks Fork River and is one of the largest campgrounds in ONSR, receiving heavy visitation throughout much of the year. In recent years, regular flood events have taken a toll on several campsites and roads located nearest to the Jacks Fork River in Alley Spring Campground. The channel of the river has slowly migrated over time, cutting into the riverbank adjacent to the campground and causing significant erosion of some areas. This natural process has resulted in some problems for park staff and visitors, as well as increased safety concerns. The campground modifications will affect the 100, 200, and 300 campsite loops. Several sites will be removed from each loop so that the campsite arrangement and traffic flow can be reconfigured to allow retention of as many sites as possible. These modifications will not affect any campsite reservations due to the fact that these sites are located in the section of the campground that is considered “first-come, first-served”. Over half of the campsites will remain open throughout the construction period. During the week campers at these sites should expect to see and hear heavy landscaping equipment working nearby within the 100 and 200 loops, and adjacent to the 300 loop. Consequently, all three loops will be in some state of construction until completion by Memorial Day. Access to the loops may be hindered sporadically during the week. Directional signs will be posted to help orient visitors to the modified traffic flow patterns and campsite arrangement.  For more information, visit

Sports [TOP]

There will be a meeting at the Salem High School Library for parents of 6th and 7th grade boys who are interested in playing Jr. High football next fall at the Salem R-80 in a Cooperative Sponsorship program. The meeting will tonight at 6:30 pm. This meeting if for parents of students in the R-1, R-2, R-3 and R-4 school districts. R-80 parents are welcome but not required. For more information call Bill Schuchardt at 729-6644.

Tony Gwynn went 3-for-4 with three RBI and scored three times, as San Diego outslugged Kansas City, 16-14, in Cactus League play. Billy Butler knocked in three runs, and both Mike Aviles and Cody Clark had two hits and two RBI for the Royals. Scott Thorman, Josh Fields, Jarrod Dyson, Brian Anderson and Irving Falu drove in a run each. Luke Hochevar got the loss, allowing three hits and five unearned runs over three full frames. Philip Humber hurled 1 2/3 relief innings and was strafed for 11 hits and 10 runs -- seven earned -- with two strikeouts and a walk. The Royals are off today.

Kansas City Royals have optioned pitcher Aaron Crow to Northwest Arkansas (Texas).

The St. Louis Cards had the day off yesterday, but they will play the Atlanta Braves today.

The St. Louis Blues will be in New York to face the Rangers tonight staring at 6:00 on KSMO Radio. The Blues have lost their last two games and are eight points out of a playoff position..

The Missouri Basketball Tigers will face Clemson Friday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. You can hear the game at 1:15 on KSMO Radio.

The long awaited 2010 St. Louis Cardinals pocket schedules have arrived. They are available at local sponsors around town or in the front lobby of the KSMO Radio Station.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Betty Jane Ferrell of Mountain Home, Arkansas, formerly of Viburnum, age 86, will be held today at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Interment will be in the Pleasant Point Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Pleasant Point Cemetery.

A funeral mass for Sharon Kay Miles of Rolla, age 64, will be held today at 11:00 at the St. Patrick Church in Rolla. Memorials may be made to the family of Sharon Kay Miles. All the arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.

Funeral services for J.R. Martin of Bunker, age 81, will be held today at 1:00 at the McSpadden Funeral Home in Bunker. Visitation will be held from 10:00 this morning until service time. Interment will be in the West Fork Sutterfield Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross.

Funeral services for Charles Bernard Robnett of Salem, age 56, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 7:30 pm, with a Masonic service at 7:00. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family for funeral expenses or the American Cancer Society.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Areas of fog this morning, then mostly sunny, high of 62.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 38.
Friday..Mostly sunny, high of 68.
Friday night..Partly cloudy, low of 47.
Saturday..Mostly cloudy with a 70% chance for showers and thunderstorms, high of 54.
Saturday night.. 60% chance for rain or snow, low of 32.



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