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The Salem Police Department has released several reports. On Sunday, March 25th at 7:44 in the evening, an officer was contacted at the station in reference to an assault. The investigation revealed that a 28-year old Salem male had assaulted a 29-year old Salem female. Later that night at 11:17, an officer transported an 18-year old Salem male to The Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington in lieu of a mental commitment order. On Monday, March 26th at 12:20 in the afternoon, an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of North Pershing in reference to property damage. The investigation revealed that a person or persons unknown broke a window valued at $25 out of a wood entry door. Later that day at 5:06, an officer was dispatched to the Classic Joy Ride on Craig Industrial Drive in reference to a burglary. The investigation revealed that a person or persons unknown cut the locks off of 10 storage sheds and entered into the units. Property missing and values are unknown at this time. Later that evening at 6:48, an officer made contact with a 20-year old Salem female in the 200 block of South Warfel who had an active warrant from the City of Salem. She was taken into custody on the warrant and was later released after posting bond. On Tuesday, March 27th at 11:00 in the morning, a K-9 sweep was conducted at the Salem High School. In connection with the sweep, a 19-year old Salem male was arrested for a minor in possession of intoxicants and a 17-year old Salem female was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were issued a summons to appear in court and released. Later that afternoon at 2:19, an officer was dispatched to the parking lot at Third and Washington in reference to damage to a vehicle. The investigation revealed that a person or persons unknown damaged the back glass on a white 2001 Chevrolet Malibu. The value of the damage is $308. That night at 10:56, an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of South Hickory in reference to a disturbance.  The investigation led to the arrest of a 32-year old Salem male for refusal to obey a lawful order of a police officer, resisting arrest, and assault on a law enforcement officer. He was incarcerated pending the application for warrants. Anyone with any information regarding the property damage, burglary, or damage to a vehicle report, which are still under investigation, is asked to please contact the Salem Police Department by calling 729-4242.

An accident occurred at 4:15 Monday afternoon in Reynolds County on Main Street in Bunker. According to the highway patrol report, a 2001 Dodge Caravan driven by 15-year old Tyler J. Mowery of Bunker was traveling southbound on Main Street. Mowery failed to secure the driver side door and fell out of the vehicle as it was in motion and was subsequently run over by the Dodge Caravan. Mowery suffered minor injuries and was taken to the Salem Memorial District Hospital. He was not wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Dodge Caravan sustained no damage and was driven from the scene by the owner.

The Dent County Fire Protection District Board of Directors held their monthly meeting Tuesday evening at the fire station. After approval of the agenda, there was a review of the minutes from the previous meeting, the financial report as well as bills was approved and the file copies were signed. In the Calendar review it was noted that an Extrication Class would be held on April 14th and all fire departments and the Hospital have been invited. The class will be paid for by a grant from the Fire Marshall’s office. A total of 31 calls were reported for the month of March. After the declaration of election results, Tom Roofe was sworn in as he ran unopposed.  Both Chief Brad Nash and the Board of Directors were commended for a job well done on the upgrade of the District. The election of officers was held with Craig Smith as Chair/President; Dave Wells as Secretary/ Treasure; Brad Nash as the Budget Officer and the Custodian of Records. The Board made a motion to allow the Dent County Cattlemen to use the parking lot for the start of the Run-Walk event on May 5th starting at 7:30 am and ending at 12:30 pm. They then set their next meeting for May 1st at the fire station beginning at 6:00 pm. The meeting was then adjourned.

The Community Wide Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, May 5th. If you would like to reserve a space on the City Lot located at 4th and Iron Street in Salem, the fee is $8.00 and the deadline to reserve your spot is Friday, May 4th. Call 729-2428 for more information. If you would like your yard sale to be included on the map and in the newspaper advertisements the fee is $10.00 and the deadline for the map and newspaper is Friday, April 27th. For more information call 729-4126.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Golf team finished tied for 10th out of 19 teams Tuesday in the Seymour Tournament held in Marshfield while shooting a 378.  Ben Adams received a medal and was tied for 13th overall with an 85. Other Salem Scores were: Adam Wood 93, Dylan Sisco 97, Alan Benowitz 103, and C.J. Davison 106 which did not count towards the total. Salem will play this morning at St. James in the Tiger Invitational. 

Carlos Beltran hit a solo home run in the first and David Freese added a two-run shot in the sixth and the Cardinals beat the Reds, 3-1, in the second test of a three-game set at Great American Ball Park Tuesday. Kyle Lohse (2-0), only gave up one run on four hits and one walk over six innings. Jason Motte struck out one in a perfect bottom of the ninth to record his second save of the year. The Cards look to sweep the series today and you’ll be able to hear that game on KSMO Radio starting with the pre-game show at 11:00 this morning.

Danny Duffy pitched six innings of one-hit ball in a steady rain and the Kansas City Royals earned a 3-0 win over the Oakland Athletics in the middle test of a three-game set at the Coliseum. A delay of 40-plus minutes preceded the start of the game, and the rain continued to fall throughout the night. The game was called with two outs in the top of the eighth inning when the conditions become more adverse. Duffy (1-0) walked four and struck out eight. Billy Butler and Jeff Francoeur each had two hits and scored a run for the Royals. The Royals and A’s play again this afternoon.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Bonnie Elizabeth Riley of Springfield and formerly of St. James, age 24, will be held today at 11:00 at the Highway E Church of Christ in Rolla. Interment will be in the Little Prairie Cemetery in St. James. Memorials may be made to the Little Prairie Bible Camp, Wishon Cemetery, or the Riley family. All arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James.

Funeral services for Frank Gittemeier of Salem, age 80, will be held Thursday at 1:00 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel.

Graveside services for Archie Myrl Asbridge of Salem, age 80, will be held Thursday at 2:00 at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis with full military honors. Visitation will be held tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem.

Funeral services for Murna Mae “Sally” Raulston of Salem, age 82, will be held Friday at 10:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Salem Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship.

Funeral service for Larry L. Cape of Salem, Illinois, age 71, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time.  Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shiner’s Children’s Hospital.

A memorial service for Ernest Darrell Shackelford formerly of St. James, age 56, will be held Saturday at 3:00 at the First Baptist Church in Buffalo. All arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Sunny with patchy frost in the early morning, high of 60.
Tonight..Mostly clear with patchy frost after 3:00 a.m., low of 34.
Thursday..Mostly sunny with patchy frost early and a 30% chance of showers later, high of 63.
Thursday night..Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers, low of 47.

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