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The Dent County Sheriff’s Department is releasing a Scam Alert! On March 17th
the Dent County Sheriff's Department received a walk in report from a resident off of Highway TT. It was reported an agreement had been made to spray a metal house roof. The reporter stated he was offered the painting to be completed for $25.00 labor plus the cost of material. Upon completion of the work $1075.00 in cash, a $700.00 check, and a $1000.00 check was paid to the contractor for work completed. The $1000.00 check did not clear the bank. The name of the company that completed the work is not known at this time, however, there is a possible identifier relating to an individual. Sheriff Bob Wofford is asking residents of Salem and Dent County to please be aware as springtime as it brings home repair services such as waterproofing, home and barn roof painting, asphalting, flu and tuck-pointing repair and other maintenance services. Homeowners are advised to be on guard for unscrupulous contractors or individuals offering such services. Be sure to obtain references and have contracts reviewed if there is a doubt. Don't let anyone force or coerce you to do work on the spur of the moment. Ask for and record proper identification and be cautious about letting an unknown person or persons in your home. Don't make payment hastily for merchandise or services you haven't received. Get everything in writing including price, warranty and all conditions. If you are older or living alone don't hesitate to speak with a family member before you make a decision. Contact law enforcement for suspicious behavior.
Mayor Gary Brown has called a Special Meeting of the City of Salem Board of Alderman. The meeting will be held this morning at the City Council Chambers beginning at 8:00 am to consider Bill # 3124, an ordinance establishing new rates for electric services provided by the City of Salem. The Special Meeting is open to the public.
The Salem Arts Council Annual “Arts Across the Ages” exhibit will come to an end on Saturday, March 22nd at 12:00 (noon) with a reception where you can meet the artists and teachers. The exhibit is currently open at the Ozarks Natural & Cultural Resource Center. This is a show of work done by local school students, area artists and craftsmen depicting the diversity of art created by all generation
The Salem Memorial District Hospital Board of Directors will conduct their regular meeting tonight in the hospital library beginning at 6:00. After the call to order and the approval of the minutes from the February 28th meeting, Administrator Dennis Pryor will address the summary of operations and statistics report for February, the auxiliary report, hospital activity calendar and legislative updates. Nursing services and ancillary services will be addressed during the Director of Nursing report followed by the Chief of Staff report. Old business will include a physician office building report, a finance committee meeting report and a strategic planning update. In new business the Board will discuss the Southwest Baptist University and hospital purchases. The regular meeting of the Salem Memorial District Hospital Board of Directors is open to the public.
The Salem Tigers track teams are scheduled to host the Salem Open today starting at 4:00.
The St. Louis Cardinal Baseball pocket schedules have arrived at KSMO just in time for the regular season that gets underway on Monday, March 31st. You will also be able to pick up schedules at all the sponsor locations.
Signups for the City of Salem Summer Youth Baseball/Softball/T-Ball Season will be held in the front lobby of the Salem Freedom Activity Center. This league is for all boys and girls that are between 4 and 13-years of age. The last sign-ups will be held today and Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 and then on Saturday from 9:00 am to noon. The cost is $15.00 per child. For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department by calling 729-6290.
Albert Pujols smacked a two-run homer and drove in three runs as St. Louis crushed Baltimore, 12-3, in Grapefruit League action. Skip Schumaker went 3-for-6 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored for the Cardinals, who assailed Baltimore pitching for 17 hits. Rick Ankiel finished 2-for-3 with two runs driven in, and Chris Duncan also went deep. Brad Thompson earned the win, allowing three hits and two runs over four innings in his start.
The Kansas City Royals had the day off. They did acquired pitcher Brad Salmon from the Cincinnati Reds for a player to be named.
St. Louis Blues will be in Ottawa tonight to face the Senators at 6:30. You can hear that game on KSMO.