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A shooting incident early Sunday morning in southern Dent County near Jadwin led to the death of two Salem men. According to the report released by Dent County Coroner Eddie Wilson, a 9-1-1 call was received by the Dent County Sheriff’s Department at 1:30 Sunday morning to report a double shooting on Dent County Road 6490 north of Jadwin and south of the Routes K and E junction. Upon arrival at the residence by a Dent County Sheriff’s Department Deputy, both subjects were still alive with one person in the kitchen area and the other person on the front porch of the residence. Randy Lee Schafer, age 48, and Roger Shelton Mahurin, age 44, were pronounced dead at 2:21 in the morning after the ambulance and helicopter had arrived at the scene. According to the report, an apparent domestic altercation occurred that escalated into a fight between Schafer and Mahurin. Randy Schafer was then shot in the kitchen area before Roger Mahurin turned the gun on himself and discharged the weapon. According to the coroner’s incident report, Randy Schafer died from numerous gunshot wounds to the neck, shoulder and torso. The report further states that Roger Mahurin died from the self-inflicted gunshot wound. Both bodies were taken to the Dent County Coroner’s Office for gunshot residue tests to be conducted. The report states that the incident will be ruled as a murder/suicide.
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) crews will begin work to widen shoulders on Route 32, from just west of Route F in Dent County going toward Licking in Texas County, beginning today. According to MoDOT Maintenance Superintendent Joe Housewright, the project is expected to last approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Crews will be working within 3-mile sections at a time. Flag persons and work zone signage will be in place and a pilot vehicle will be used to guide motorists. The pilot vehicle will help move traffic safely through areas where one lane is closed due to equipment and workers on and near the roadway. Work hours are tentatively scheduled from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The purpose of the project is to improve safety along Route 32. For additional information regarding this or other transportation-related topics, call the MoDOT Customer Service Center, toll-free, at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636).
The Spring Creek Garden Club will hold their 2008 plant sale at the Walnut Motel Parking Lot at the junction of Highway 32-72 and 19 this Saturday, May 3rd, from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. They will have available perennials, herbs, vegetables, garden ornaments and tools.
The Salem Baseball Tigers will host the Steelville Cardinals today starting at 4:30 at the Salem High School Baseball Complex. You can hear the game on KSMO and online at ksmoradio.com.
The Salem Tigers Tennis teams will be at Richmond today at 4:30 and the SCA Track Tournament will be held today at 3:00.
Kyle Lohse scattered four hits over six innings of one-run ball, and Troy Glaus and Albert Pujols each homered in the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-1 victory over the Houston Astros at Busch Stadium. Lohse (3-0) gave up an early run but was otherwise dazzling, striking out three and walking just one before giving way to Kyle McClellan, who earned his first save with three shutout innings. Glaus hit a two-run homer -- his first as a Cardinal -- and Ryan Ludwick smoked a two-run double as part of a four-run Cardinals fifth, and Pujols provided some insurance with a solo blast -- his fifth of the season -- in the seventh. Aaron Miles had a pair of hits for St. Louis, which took the final two of the three-game set. The Cards will be in Cincinnati tonight starting at 6:55 on KSMO Radio.
Scott Rolen was 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs batted in as the Toronto Blue Jays avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of the Kansas City Royals with a 5-2 win at Kauffman Stadium. David DeJesus drove in a pair of runs for the Royals, losers in eight of their last 10. Ross Gload went 2-for-3 and scored a run, while Gil Meche (1-4) took the loss after being tagged for three runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 frames. The Royals travel to Texas on Tuesday to open a three-game set.
In the NFL Draft held this past weekend, here are the draft picks for the first three rounds for the Rams and the Chiefs:
Rd 1 (2nd) Chris Long - DE - Virginia
Rd 2 (33rd) Donnie Avery - WR - Houston
Rd 3 (65th) John Greco - OT Toledo
Rd 1 (5th) Glenn Dorsey - DT - LSU
(15th) Branden Albert - OG - Virginia
Rd 2 (35th) Brandon Flowers - CB - Va Tech
Rd 3 (73rd) Jamaal Charles - RB - Texas
(76th) Brad Cottam - TE - Tennessee
(82nd) DeJuan Morgan - S - NC State
Major League Baseball Scores:
NY Mets 6, Atlanta 3
Washington 2, Chicago Cubs 0
Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 1
Arizona 2, San Diego 1
Florida 3, Milwaukee 2
Cincinnati 10, San Francisco 1
LA Dodgers 3, Colorado Rockies 2 (10 inngs)
Tampa Bay 3, Boston 0
Chicago White Sox 6, Baltimore 1
Texas 10, Minnesota 0
NY Yankees 1, Cleveland 0
Oakland 4, Seattle 2
LA Angels 6, Detroit 2
Funeral services for Katherine C. Wynn of Rolla, age 97 will be held today at 11:00 at the St. Patrick Church in Rolla. Interment will be in the Rolla City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Phelps Regional HOSPICE or Alzheimers Association. All the arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.
Funeral services for Jacqueline Stark of Boss formerly of Pekin, Illinois, age 26,will be held today at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Stark Children.
Funeral services for Charles M. Stack of St. James, age 88, will be held Tuesday at 11:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Licklider Cemetery in Jakes Prairie. Memorials are suggested to the Licklider Cemetery.
Funeral services for Minnie “Mae” Boyher of Jadwin, age 83, will be held Tuesday at 1:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be tonight from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Green Forest Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Green Forest Cemetery.
Funeral services for Lottie Mae Williams of Palm Bay, Florida, formerly of Salem, age 88, will be held Wednesday at 10:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery.
Funeral services for Sherry Patterson of Salem, age 43, will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the New Harmony Church. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the DCAI Christmas donations or the Sherry Patterson Scholarship.
Funeral services for Roger S. Mahurin of Salem, age 44, will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery.
Funeral services for Randy Schafer of Salem, age 48, will be held Thursday morning at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Green Forest Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Randy Schafer Memorial Fund at Town & Country Bank.
Funeral services for Wanda Rae Maples of Rolla, age 79, will be held at a later date. All the arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.