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Your World Today - April 3, 2012

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Election results from the today's Muinicipal Election are on the KSMO Home page in the Scroll Box.

The City of Salem Board of Alderman held their meeting Monday evening at the City Hall Council Chambers. After approval of the agenda, the CART funds were reported at $13,792.84. During the hearing of persons, Bill Stack was in attendance to update the Board on the Food Pantry and new programs. Stack reported that for 2011 the Food Pantry started out averaging 500 people a month providing food, health and hygiene items and currently provide food assistance to over 1,100 residents monthly with items valued over $40,000 each month. He also brought in information for the city to look into as far as CD rates that average higher rates, but it did required funds to be locked in for 5 to 7 years. Mayor Gary Brown asked Stack if he could provide information regarding any other municipalities in Missouri using these services.  In unfinished business, the limb pick-up policy was addressed and it was decided that there would be one pick-up day a month. Limbs could be bundled and left curbside as the pickup crews would bring along the chipper for shredding as they go. Limbs that are bundled would not be required to be in plastic bags. Director of Public Works & Engineering Bill Huffman was not in attendance as Mayor Brown updated the Board on various issues. Routine maintenance is being performed on electric lines and poles, water meters are currently being read and sewer lines are being cleaned and checked by camera. The Street Sweeper has been repaired and is back in service. City Administrator Clayton Lucas reported that work at the Al Brown fields continues as the fences are down, the poles and press box are coming out. He is also looking into the E-payment process for residents to pay their bill online. Alderman Kenneth Nash reported that he had gotten complaints about the lights at the tennis courts left on all night, the water problem at the federal housing complex and a sawdust problem. Alderman Haydn Powell reported a complaint about a letter that a resident received about property owned on Highway 19 North by the roadside park. Mayor Gary Brown wanted to thank the Alderman for attending the Business Expo, City Clerk Mary Happel for the display she put together and the D.A.R.E. table at the Expo. Brown reported that on Saturday, April 28th people will be needed to play hurt or injured as there will be an Emergency Drill that will start in the morning hours and last most of the day during the practice and drills of Emergency personnel. Resolution #7-2012, a resolution authorizing the mayor to execute and employment contract between the City of Salem and Clayton E. Lucas, II; and resolution #8-2012, a resolution authorizing the mayor to execute a technical assistance contract between the City of Salem and the Meramec Regional Planning Commission for the asbestos inspection consulting services at the Old Middle School for $1,350, were both approved. The City of Salem was asked by Mary Haywood from Bourbon representing CASA, to prepare a Proclamation in support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month was also approved. The then voted to go into Closed Session for the purpose of discussing real estate, litigation and personnel. 

The April General Municipal Election for Dent County is today. Polls will be open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. Running for the 2-year term of Mayor in Salem is incumbent Gary Brown and opposing is Susan D. Smith. Incumbent Gerald E. “Jerry” Randall is opposed by Vicky Humphrey for the East Ward Aldermanic seat and incumbent Kenneth Nash is opposed by Bill Riley, Jr. and Randy S. Atchley for the West Ward Aldermanic seat. The Salem Memorial District Hospital Board of Directors has one 6-year term and Leon Kreisler is running opposed by Ray Bruno. The Salem R-80 School Board has two 3-year terms open on their Board and incumbents Chris Heavin and Carrie Coffman Snider are being opposed by Barry Wainwright. The Dent-Phelps R-III School District has two 3-year terms and the candidates are, Susie Cahill, Colleen M. Lebel, Steve E. Watkins and Alisa Brookshire. The North Wood R-IV School District has two 3-year terms available and vying for those seats are Dennis (Dee) Jessen, Texas Nall, Jarred Brown and Carl Plank. The Oak Hill R-I and Green-Forest R-II School Districts had enough seats available for those that applied for the positions. In the City of Bunker Gary Conway, Jr. is running unopposed for the two-year Mayoral seat, there are two 2-year term Aldermanic positions in Bunker, and Sabrina Watson, Sharon (Hodge) Wisdom and Thomas Case are running for those seats. Nancy Amaral is running unopposed for the 2-year term of Tax Collector.

We would like to take this time and thank everyone that stopped by the KSMO booth this past Saturday during the 2012 Business Expo and registered to the win the KSMO Radio Grand Prize. The Grand Prize Winner is Beverly Whitaker and she has won 4-Cardinal Tickets for the Cards May 24th game and a basket of goodies. Congratulations to Beverly Whitaker!

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Tiger baseball team lost to Ava Monday afternoon, 7-0, in their first SCA game of the year. Brady Floyd finished with two hits as the Tigers fall to 4-3 on the year and 0-1 in the SCA. Salem will be in St. James this afternoon and you can hear that game on KSMO and ksmoradio.com.

The Salem Tiger Golf team will be participating in a golf meet at Willow Springs this afternoon.

The Salem Tiger Track team will be in Mountain View to participate in a track meet at 4:00 this afternoon.

Right-hander Trevor Rosenthal threw four perfect innings and Ronny Gil homered to lead St. Louis to a 3-2 win over Double-A Springfield on Monday at Hammons Field. Tyler Lyons allowed only one hit and struck out four through four innings for Springfield. The Cardinals will play the Miami Marlins Wednesday night to open up the regular season.

The Royals had the day off yesterday but will face the San Diego Padres tonight.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Mackie "Joe" Miner of Boss, age 76, will be today at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Viburnum Chapel. Interment will be in the Barton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Barton Cemetery or the American Cancer Society.

Funeral services for Reba Lorene Bingham of Edgar Springs, age 84, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 at the Anutt Community Church. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 until 11:00. Interment will be in the Anutt Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Anutt Community Church.

Funeral services for Alice R. White of Salem, age 77, will be held Friday at 11:00 at the Salem Chapel of the James and Gahr Mortuary. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 at the Chapel. Interment will be in the Zion Cemetery in Salem. Memorials are suggested to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or the Convoy of Hope in Springfield, Missouri.

Funeral services for Grace Eva (Creech) Falkenrath of Newburg, age 88, will be Friday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00. Interment will be at the Roach Cemetery near Doolittle, Missouri. Memorials are suggested to the family.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly sunny with a 60% chance of showers, high of 77.
Tonight..Cloudy with a 50% chance of showers, low of 57.
Wednesday.. Mostly cloudy with 70% chance of showers, high of 72.
Wednesday night..Cloudy with a 60% chance of showers, low of 51.
Thursday..Cloudy with a 60% chance of showers, high of 64.

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