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Colonel James F. Keathley is proud to announce 13 employees were honored at the Patrol’s 17th annual awards banquet on April 21st, held at the Holiday Inn Select Executive Center in Columbia. The MASTERS members gathered to honor the heroes of 2006. At the banquet, a 2006 Lifesaving Citation was awarded to Salem resident Trooper Kyle D. Wilmont from Troop I in Rolla. On May 25, 2006, Trooper Kyle D. Wilmont was off duty while at the Dent County Sheriff’s Office in Salem. He heard a female voice yelling for help from the hallway of the sheriff’s office. The female led him down the hallway to where her 71-year-old mother sat in a chair. The older woman was having trouble breathing, her skin was pale, and her lips were turning blue. She then grabbed her chest and gasped before vomiting and losing consciousness. Trooper Wilmont moved the woman to the floor, asked a deputy to call for emergency assistance, and requested a CPR mask. He then used the mask to administer several rescue breaths. The woman began breathing on her own and regained consciousness. Emergency personnel arrived to transport her to Salem Memorial District Hospital. At the request of emergency medical personnel, Trooper Wilmont then drove the ambulance to the hospital, enabling both emergency medical technicians to attend to the woman en route. She was later flown to Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis to receive further treatment. Trooper Wilmont’s decisive actions and knowledge of CPR saved this woman’s life. His actions are a credit to himself and to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

At the first meeting on March 12, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources gave a presentation about water quality issues in Spring Creek and the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) being developed for the creek. They also discussed the need for the local community to identify the various non-point contributions to the problems and come up with a plan to deal with those issues.  You are invited to attend a second public meeting to do just that. The meeting will start with a brainstorming session about what could possibly be contributing to the low dissolved oxygen in Spring Creek.  Since nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen in particular) and warm water can cause low dissolved oxygen, here are some starter topics for that discussion: Fertilizer and/or manure runoff from lawns, parks, fields and pastures; on-site septic systems that have failed or that are not maintained; and warm water temperatures from a bare buffer zone or hot storm water runoff. This meeting is open to the general public and all are invited to attend.

William Lynch Elementary Kindergarten screening will be held on May 2nd from 8:30 to 2:00 for children who turn 5 by July 31st of 2007. To make an appointment, call 729-6611.

The Department of Natural Resources will hold a second public meeting about Spring Creek on April 26, 2007 at 7 p.m. at the Salem TCRC in the Salem Freedom Activity Center at 1200 West Rolla Road in Salem. This meeting is open to everyone who lives, works and/or plays in the Spring Creek watershed.

Sports   [TOP]

Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the eighth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals downed the Cincinnati Reds, 5-2, in the second of a three-game set at Busch Stadium. Chris Duncan went 2-for-3 with a run scored and Yadier Molina and Jim Edmonds each drove in a run for the Cardinals, who have won two of their last three games. Braden Looper started on the mound for St. Louis and pitched seven innings of one-run, three-hit ball. Randy Flores got the win as he gave up one run on two hits in 1 1/3 innings of work. Josh Hamilton hit a solo home run and Scott Hatteberg drove in a run for the Reds, who have dropped three of their last four contests. David Eckstein led off with a single off Saarloos, Duncan followed with a walk and Pujols hit a two-run double to give the Cardinals the lead. The Cardinals broke onto the scoreboard in the fourth inning as Rolen led off with a ground-rule double and Edmonds brought him home with a single to center for a 1-0 lead. The Reds, though, tied the game in the sixth as Hamilton led off the frame by hitting a pitch over the center field wall for his sixth home run of the season.  The Cardinals will be in action again today against the Reds starting at 11:50 with the Dugout Show.  Be listening to KSMO Radio.

Mike Sweeney and David DeJesus each hit a two-run home run to lead Kansas City over Minnesota, 4-3, in the opener of a two-game set at the Metrodome. Tony Pena was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored for the Royals, who snapped a two-game skid. Odalis Perez yielded five hits and three runs over six innings to earn the win, his second of the season against the Twins. The Royals will be in Minnesota again today taking on the Twins.

  MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SCORES

Colorado 11, NY Mets 5
Chicago Cubs 9, Milwaukee 3
Florida 4, Atlanta 3
Pittsburgh 4, Houston 3
Philadelphia 9, Washington 3
Arizona 3, San Diego 2
San Francisco 6, Los Angeles 4
Boston 6, Baltimore 1
Cleveland 8, Texas 7
Detroit 6, Chicago W.Sox 2
Seattle 2, Oakland 0
LA Angels 9, Tampa Bay 1

 Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Larry Jethel McMillen of Salem, age 57, will be held this morning at 10:00 am at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral services for George Ziebol of Steelville, age 71, will be held tonight at 6:00 at the assembly of God Church in Steelville. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to until service time at the church. Interment will be in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis on Friday. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or Eagle Flight Ministries.

Funeral services for Judith K. May of St. Charles, Iowa, age 57, will be held today at 2:00 at the McSpadden Funeral Home in Ellington. Interment will be in the Corridon-Reynolds Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

Funeral services for Grover A. Mosher of St. James, age 97, will be held Friday morning at 10:00 at the James and Gahr Chapel in St. James. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 tonight. Interment will be in the High Gate Baptist Cemetery in High Gate, Missouri.

Funeral services for Angela Anna Piazza of St. James, age 87, will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 at the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Rosati, Missouri.  A special prayer service will be held Friday night at 5:45 with visitation following from 6:00 to 8:00.  Interment will be in the St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery.  All arrangements are under the direction of James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James.

Weather [TOP]

Today.. A 50% chance of Showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, high of 59.
Tonight.. Mostly cloudy, low of 44. 
Friday..Partly cloudy, high of 66.
Friday night..Mostly cloudy low of 47
Saturday..Partly cloudy,high of 72.
Saturday night..Mostly cloudy, low of 53.

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