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An accident happened at 5:10 in Dent County on Highway 19 about 17 miles south of Salem Wednesday evening. According to the highway patrol report, a 1994 Ford Aerostar driven northbound by 50-year old Terry Warren of Salem, went off the right side of the roadway, then came back onto the road and pulled into the path of a 1998 Toyota Tacoma driven southbound by 36-year old Alexander Gill of Jefferson City. Warren suffered minor injuries and was taken to the Salem Memorial District Hospital by the highway patrol officer. Both drivers were wearing seat restraints at the time of the accident. The Ford Aerostar sustained moderate damage and was towed from the scene by Tyler’s Towing. The Toyota Tacoma also sustained moderate damage in the accident and was driven from the scene.

An accident happened at 8:00 Wednesday evening on Highway 19 about five miles north of Salem. According to the highway patrol report, 30-year old Nicholas Haley of Salem was driving a 1989 Toyota Pickup southbound and drove off the right side of the roadway. The Toyota then struck a downed tree and overturned, partially ejecting Haley from the truck. Haley suffered serious injuries and was flown by Air Evac to the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia. Haley was not wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Toyota pickup was totaled in the accident and removed from the scene by Whitaker’s Towing of Salem.

Filing for the primary for Dent County elected offices ended on Tuesday and two county offices will have a primary. For the office of Dent County Treasurer for the Republican party, incumbent Denita Williams will be opposed by Chris Welch; and for the office of Presiding Commissioner on the Republican ticket, incumbent Darrell Skiles will be challenged by James A. Kotschedoff. Other current office holders are unopposed in the re-election bid in the primary. They include for the Democrat Party Circuit Clerk Ruth Ann Williams, County Clerk Angie Curley, Collector Dennis Medlock, Prosecuting Attorney Brandi Baird and Associate Circuit Judge Sanborn N. (Sandy) Ball. Recorder of Deeds Cindy Edwards Ard who is a Republican will also be unopposed in the primary. Committeemen and committeewomen filings have also ended. Here is a list of those who filed for the Republican Party: in the Spring Creek East Township, Committeeman Michael Homeyer and Committeewoman Jamie L. Homeyer; in Osage Township, Committeeman Milton D. Harris and Committeewoman Linda J. Harris; in the Texas Township, Committeeman Jack Cole and Committeewoman Shirley Cole; in the Meramec Township, Committeewoman Cathy Pepper; in the Franklin Township, Committeeman Hershel Moser and Committeewoman Julie Moser; in the Watkins Township, Committeeman James Karnes and Committeewoman Joyce Karnes; in the Norman Township, Committeeman Bill Smith and Committeewoman Mary A. Smith; and in the Current Township, Committeeman Steve R. Gorman and Committeewoman Charlotte R. Gorman. Here is the list of those who filed for the Democrat Party: in the Spring Creek West Township, Committeeman Richard L. Kitchen and Committeewoman Susan D. Smith; in the Linn Township, Terrence P. Parmenter; in the Texas Township, Committeewoman Sharon English; in the Norman Township, Committeeman Red Cummings; and in the Gladden Township, Committeeman Marvin McDonald. For the Constitution Party, filing for the Franklin Township was Committeeman Rod Farthing and Committeewoman Jan Farthing.

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, and 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 and click on the Unclaimed Property link.

You are invited to the 7th Annual Business Expo, sponsored by the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, The City of Salem, KSMO Radio and the Salem News. The Business Expo will be held on Saturday, April 10th at the Salem Senior High School Gymnasium from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. This would be a good time to come and check out businesses located in the Salem area and see what kind of services they have to offer. For more information regarding the 7th Annual Business Expo, call the Chamber at 729-6900.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Tigers will host Potosi this afternoon at 4:30 at the Salem High School Baseball Complex. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio or stream online at Salem is 2-2 on the year.

The Salem Tigers Track Team will host the Salem Open today at 4:00 at the Salem High School Athletic Complex.

The St. Louis Blues will face the Nashville Predators tonight beginning at 7:00 on KSMO Radio.

Cristian Guzman went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored to lift the Washington Nationals to a 9-6 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Grapefruit League play. Adam Wainwright was tagged for five runs on 10 hits with two walks and four strikeouts over five innings for the Cardinals. Nick Stavinoha drove in two runs, while Matt Holliday scored twice and drove in one run. The Cardinals will take on the Florida Marlins today.

Lance Zawadzki clubbed a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth to help the San Diego Padres post an 8-8 spring training tie with the Kansas City Royals. Will Venable smashed a three-run homer off Kansas City starter Zack Greinke, one of three home runs surrendered by last year's American League Cy Young winner. Greinke allowed six runs -- five earned -- on six hits and walked three in 5 1/3 innings. Scott Thorman finished 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in the effort for Kansas City. The Royals will face Arizona today.

St. Louis Cardinals have optioned pitcher P.J. Walters to Memphis (PCL).

Kansas City Royals have optioned pitcher Blake Wood and first baseman Kila Ka'aihue to Omaha (PCL); assigned pitcher Edgar Osuna outright to Northwest Arkansas (Texas), and  released pitcher Francisco Rosario.

The 2010 St. Louis Cardinals pocket schedules are available at local sponsors around town and in the front lobby of the KSMO Radio Station.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services and interment for Mary V. Miller of Salem, age 93, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the North Lawn Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Wycliffe Bible Translators. All arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuaries of Salem.

Funeral services for Travis Michael Nix of Cuba, age 17, will be held Saturday at noon at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 9:00. Interment will be in the Kinder Cemetery in Cuba.

Funeral services for Brenda Gillam of Steelville, age 48, will be held Saturday at 2:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Memorials may be given to the funeral home for expenses.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Mostly sunny and windy, high of 82.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 56.
Friday..Partly cloudy and breezy, high of 78.
Friday night..Mostly cloudy and breezy with a 90% chance for showers and thunderstorms, low of 52.
Saturday..Mostly cloudy and breezy with a 40% chance for morning showers, high of 62.



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