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The Salem Memorial District Hospital is holding a Men’s and Women’s Wellness Screening today and tomorrow from 6:00 to 9:00 am in the hospital library. A number of screenings are being offered at discounted prices. For more information call the hospital at 729-6626.

The 2009 Annual Water Supply Quality Report for the City of Salem water supply is now available and there were no negative results detected during the year. It was also reported that there were no violations during the 2009 year. A copy of the 2009 Annual Water Supply Quality Report can be read at the City of Salem Administration Building, Salem Public Library and the KSMO Studios.

The Salem Police Department released their reports involving a service of a warrant, two shoplifting incidents, a traffic violation, discovery of a counterfeit bill, and property damage. On Monday, May 17 at 11:20 in the morning, an officer located an 18-year-old Salem male who had an active warrant from Texas County. The suspect was taken into custody and was incarcerated pending extradition. That same afternoon at 4:00, an officer was detailed to Wal-Mart due to a report of shoplifting. The report led to the arrest of a 26-year-old Salem female for stealing items valued at $35. The suspect was issued a summons to appear in court and was released. On Tuesday, May the 18th at 2:00 in the morning, a vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation. The stop led to the arrest of a 28-year-old Salem female for driving while intoxicated, and the arrest of a 25-year-old St Louis male for possession of marijuana. Both suspects were issued a summons to appear in court and were released. That same afternoon a officer was dispatched to Salem City Hall in reference to a counterfeit bill. The report revealed that a person or persons unknown passed a counterfeit $20 bill when making a payment. On Wednesday, May 19th at 4:00 in the afternoon, an officer was sent to a residence in the 700 block of South Henderson in reference to property damage. The report revealed that a person or persons unknown damaged a vehicle and that damage is valued at $150. On Thursday, May 20th at 2:20 in the afternoon, an officer was detailed to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifter. The report revealed that an unknown male took a video game valued at $60 and fled the store. You are asked to please contact the Salem Police Department at 729-4242 if you have any information regarding the counterfeit bill, property damage, or the shoplifting, all of which are still under investigation.

An accident occurred Monday at 4:00 P.M. in Crawford County on Mound Ridge Road two miles north of MO-8. According to the Highway Patrol Report a 2007 Chrysler driven by 52-year-old Steven Kuntz of Cook Station was traveling north on Mound Ridge Road. At that time, a 1995 Ford Mustang driven by Michael Slawson of Rolla was traveling south on Mound Ridge Road. The accident occurred as the Chrysler was traveling north when the Ford came around a corner on the wrong side of the road and collided with the Chrysler. Two passengers in the Chrysler, 52-year-old Caren Kuntz and 9-year-old Venita Kuntz, suffered moderate injuries in the accident. The driver of the Chrysler, Steven Kuntz, suffered minor injuries. They were all taken to the Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan by the Steelville Ambulance, and they were all wearing a safety restraint at the time of the accident. The Ford and Chrysler each sustained extensive damage and both vehicles were removed from the scene by Miles Towing.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is asking for the cooperation of the public regarding placement of private signs alongside the roads including yard sale, auction and other advertising signs. State law prohibits this placement citing it as an encroachment upon the right-of-way of state highways. MoDOT's private sign removal policy is enforced statewide. According to MoDOT South Central District Engineer Tom Stehn, the highway department will work with sign owners to identify right-of-way boundaries upon request.  MoDOT employees are eager to assist customers with finding a safe location to display their signs. MoDOT personnel will remove signs found to be on highway right-of-way and/or the sign owner will be notified the sign(s) must be removed.  Removed signs are stored at the nearest MoDOT maintenance facility where owners who wish to pick them up may do so.  Anyone with questions pertaining to right-of-way boundaries, locating removed signs or other transportation-related topics may contact the MoDOT Customer Service Center, toll-free, at 1-888 Ask MoDOT (888-275-6636).

Sports [TOP]

Four Salem Tiger baseball players have earned All SCA Honors. Outfielder Ryan Smith and Utility-Player Ashton Karr were both named All-SCA First Team, infielder Andy Kissir was named to All-SCA Second Team, and infielder Aaron Shaw was named to the All-SCA Honorable Mention Team. Congratulations!

Jon Garland outpitched Adam Wainwright in San Diego’s 1-0 victory over St. Louis in the first of three games between division leaders at PetCo Park. Wainwright (6-3) was dominant in defeat, scattering four hits with one walk and striking out 12 over seven frames. Albert Pujols notched three hits and Felipe Lopez collected two for the Cardinals, who have lost two of three overall. The Cardinals and Padres play again tonight at 8:45 starting with the Dugout Show on KSMO.

Vladimir Guerrero hit a pair of home runs and knocked in five as part of a 3-for-5 performance as Texas nipped Kansas City, 8-7, in the opener of a two-game series at Kauffman Stadium. Jason Kendall collected two hits and drove in two while Willie Bloomquist hit a two-run triple for the Royals, who have lost three straight games. Brad Thompson (0-3) was charged in the loss for two hits and as many runs while not recording an out. Gil Meche was tagged for five hits and six runs over his six-inning start. The two teams will play again tonight.

The Kansas City Royals have selected the contract of infielder Wilson Betemit from Triple-A Omaha. To free up a spot on the roster, right-handed pitcher Bryan Bullington was optioned back to Omaha.

The Salem Lady Tiger Softball Summer Camp will he held July 12th thru 15th and July 19th thru 22nd from 8:00 am to 11:00 am for girl's entering 9th through 12 grades and from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm for girl's entering 6th through 8th grades. The Salem Lady Tiger Softball Summer Camp will be held at the blue field next to the old armory, the cost is $20 per camper and each camper will receive a camp T-shirt. Anyone interested can pickup a form at the Salem High School or call Coach Davison at 729-6641.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Michael Joseph Sankovitch of St. Louis, formerly of Salem, age 54, will be Friday morning at 9:45 at the Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road in Ballwin, to the Holy Infant Catholic Church in Ballwin at 10:00 AM for Mass. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 9:00 at Schrader Funeral Home. Memorial masses will be offered at a later date in Salem, MO and Escanaba, MI.  Contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society in Salem or Salem Soup Kitchen.

Funeral services for Eunice Emory of Jefferson City, age 90, will be held Friday morning at 11:00 at the First Church of God in St. James. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the First Church of God in St. James.

Funeral services for Lester Jadwin of Salem, age 95, will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Dent County Memorial Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be held in the Jadwin Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Jadwin Cemetery.

Funeral services for Ray Cooper of Licking, age 92, will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 at the Rock Springs Baptist Church in licking. Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 Friday evening. Interment will be in the Hutchason Cemetery. Memorials may bemade to the Bridge Builders or helping Hands Crisis Center. All arrangements are under the direction of the Fox Funeral Home in Licking.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Patchy fog this morning, then partly sunny with a 50% chance for afternoon thundershowers, high of 86.
Tonight..Partly cloudy with a 30% chance for showers, low of 62.
Thursday..Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for thundershowers, high of 81.
Thursday night..Partly cloudy, low near 60.

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