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Your World Today - Thursday, April 11, 2013

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An accident occurred on Sunday, April 7th at 7:55 in the evening at the Casey’s General Store on East Highway 32. According to the Salem Police report, William Richter of Salem was driving a 1977 Chevy Nova in the parking lot towards the store. He applied his brakes just in front of the double front glass doors, but the brakes did not engage, making the vehicle jump the curb and strike the building. The Chevy Nova sustained minor damage and was towed from the scene by private means, while the building sustained severe damage. No injuries were reported.

Salem students won two of the six awards given at 2013 Youth Art Month competition and exhibit at the State Capitol in Jefferson City. Savannah Hanning won the High School division for the State and Alex Major won the Junior High Division. The students received their awards from first lady Georganne Nixon March 26th at the State Capitol as it was the 50th year for this show. Every school in the state could enter 4 pieces of artwork for the three age divisions, per teacher. This year 99 schools participated representing 37 counties and 11 Missouri Art Education Association districts. The following Salem students had selected artwork on display. In the high school division there was Kaytlyn Wells, Savannah Hanning, Kendra Ragsdale, and Desiree Cowan. In the junior high division there was Alex Major, Moriah Cramer, Erica Rushing, Cara Sercl, Peyton Curley, Camryn Pryor, Alyssa Garret, and Cory Gamblin. In the middle school division there was Jake Stolter, Drew Christeson, Kirsten Golden, and Mike Parks.

Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla says that four solar homes built by students will soon be part of an experimental microgrid to demonstrate the feasibility of such small-scale projects. The project involves houses in the university's Solar Village that will use the microgrid to store and manage renewable energy. Professor Mehdi Ferdowski says the microgrid will be less dependent on the utility power grid and can operate during blackouts by using stored solar energy. He says utility companies are interested to see if microgrids can be a viable business model. Students living in the solar houses will monitor results to demonstrate that the technology could have other uses. Organizers say expansion plans at the Solar Village include adding a wind turbine, generators, electric vehicles, and an electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

The Salem Memorial District Hospital will be conducting their 2nd 2013 Health Fair on Wednesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 9th from 6:00 to 9:00 am in the Outpatient Area. The Health Profile (includes:CBC, LIPID, CMP, IRON) will be offered at a cost of $30. They will also be offering a thyroid (TSH), cardiac (hs-CRP), glucose (A1c average 3-month glucose), urine (Microalbumin) and PSA tests for $10 each, bone density will be $25 and body fat percentage and blood pressure will be at no charge. Be sure and fast between 8 to 12 hours for most of these tests. For more information call the SMDH at 729-6626.

An accident occurred on Monday, April 8th at 7:00 in the evening in Crawford County on Highway UU northeast of Cuba. According to the highway patrol report, 34-year old David Gilliam of Potosi was riding a 1996 Yamaha motorcycle with 35-year old Marquitta Cook of Potosi on the back. The motorcycle then ran off the left side of the road, and both occupants were ejected. Gilliam suffered serious injuries while Cook suffered moderate injuries. They were both flown to the Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur. Gilliam was later charged with driving while intoxicated and careless and imprudent driving resulting in an accident.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Tiger baseball team will host the Cabool Bulldogs this afternoon at 4:30. Salem is 4-3 on the year and 2-1 in the SCA. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio and online at ksmoradio.com. The game can also be seen on fidelitylocal6.com. (POSTPONED)

The Salem Tiger Tennis team will play at Licking today. Salem tennis is 4-1 on the season. The Salem Golf team will also be in action today, as they’ll be playing at Cabool.

The St. Louis Blues will be in Minnesota tonight to face the Wild. The Blues are 22-14-2 on the year and currently hold the sixth playoff spot in the Western Conference. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio starting at 6:30.

Jake Westbrook tossed his fourth career shutout in the St. Louis Cardinals' 10-0 rout of the Cincinnati Reds in the finale of a three-game set on Wednesday. Westbrook (1-1) surrendered just five hits and four walks in the gem for the Cardinals, who have won four of their last five games. Matt Carpenter smacked a two-run homer among his four hits, while Carlos Beltran and Matt Adams added two-run shots. Jon Jay smacked a solo blast in the triumph. The Cardinals have the day off today.

Billy Butler put Kansas City up in the first inning with a solo home run and Wade Davis took care of the rest, as the Royals blanked the Minnesota Twins, 3-0, to complete the series sweep at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday. Davis (1-0) struck out six in five innings of work before giving way to Bruce Chen, who gave up just two hits in three innings. Kevin Herrera struck out the side for his second save of the season. Jeff Francoeur also hit a home run for Kansas City, which has won four straight contests. Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 with a double. The Royals have the day off today.

Phil Pressey, Missouri's career leader in assists (580) and steals (196), will forgo his final collegiate season and make himself eligible for the 2013 NBA Draft. Pressey made the announcement on Wednesday as he has signed with an agent. Pressey finished his career averaging 9.7 points per game in three seasons and was just 41 points shy of 1,000 for his career. The 5-foot-11 guard also earned preseason and postseason All-SEC accolades and was named First Team All-SEC by the league coaches last month.

Obituaries   [TOP] 

Funeral services for Avery Oliver “Bob” Ormsbee of Salem, age 83, will be held Friday at 12:00 noon at the New Harmony Church in Salem. Visitation will be held from 10:00 in the morning until service time at the church on Friday. Interment will be in the New Harmony Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Memorials may be made to the New Harmony Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary of Salem.

Funeral services for Earlene M. Kenney of St. James, age 86, will be held Friday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Grove Dale Cemetery.

Funeral services for Mildred Dalton of Salem, age 94, will be held Friday at 1:30 at the Salem United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Friday from 10:30 in the morning until noon at the church. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Salem United Methodist Church. All arrangements are under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel in Salem.

Weather   [TOP]

Today..Mostly cloudy, high of 53.
Tonight..Partly cloudy, low of 34.
Friday..Mostly sunny, high of 53.
Friday night..Mostly clear, low of 32.
Saturday..Mostly sunny, high of 58.
Saturday night..Partly cloudy, low of 44.
Sunday..Mostly sunny, high of 70.
Sunday night..Partly cloudy, low of 54.
Monday..Partly sunny, high of 71.
Monday night..Mostly cloudy with a chance for rain, low of 57.

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