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An accident happened Sunday afternoon at 2:38 in Dent County about 13 miles east of Salem on Highway 32. According to the highway patrol report, a 2003 Kawasaki driven eastbound by 52-year old Robert J. Martin of Cherryville, failed to negotiate a curve, traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Martin suffered moderate injuries and was transported to the Salem Memorial District Hospital by the Quad County Ambulance. The Kawasaki sustained extensive damage and was removed from the scene by a friend.

The Salem Police Department released their reports involving fraudulent use of a credit card, a traffic stop, and trespassing. On Friday, May 20th at 1:01 in the afternoon, an officer was contacted at the Salem Police Department in reference to fraudulent use of a credit card. The investigation of the report revealed that a 27-year old male of Salem used the credit card that belonged to someone else and charged $447.05 to the account. Further investigation led to his arrest and he was issued a summons to appear in court and was then released. On Sunday, May 22nd at 6:12 in the evening, a vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation. The investigation of the stop led to the arrest of a 25-year old male of Salem on an active warrant from St. Francis County. He was incarcerated pending extradition. At 8:30 Wednesday morning, May 25th, a vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation.  The investigation of the stop led to the arrest of a 33-year old male of St. James on an active warrant from Phelps County. He was taken into custody on the warrant and was incarcerated pending extradition. Then at 1:40 that afternoon, an officer was dispatched to the Salem High School in reference to a person on an ATV trespassing on school grounds. The investigation of the report revealed that a male had been operating a green ATV on school grounds. Anyone with any information regarding the trespassing report, which is still under investigation, is asked to contact the Salem Police Department by calling 729-4242.

The City of Salem Community Services Committee will hold a public meeting, called by Mayor Gary Brown, tonight at the City Hall Council Chambers beginning at 6:00 pm. At that meeting the Salem Park & Recreation Board’s recommendations for possible ways to increase pool revenues while decreasing pool costs will be addressed. The public meeting of the City of Salem Community Service Committee is open to the public.

The Doe Run Company announced is has selected Herculaneum as the location for the company’s proposed lead metal processing plant. The proposed new plant would be built on company property, near its existing lead smelter. The company will discontinue smelting lead concentrates at Herculaneum by the end of 2013. Doe Run is on track with the commercial development of the process, and intends to have the new plant operational to coincide with plans to discontinue primary smelting. In March 2010 Doe Run announced a revolutionary new lead metal production process that virtually eliminates all lead air emissions and eliminates sulfur dioxide emissions by replacing traditional high temperature furnace smelting with a new, contained wet chemical process. The company expects to spend the next couple of months completing the detailed engineering and pre-construction services. Company executives plan to present final capital and operating costs to their board before year’s end for a decision on whether to build the first commercial plant in the U.S.

Sports [TOP]

Madison Bumgarner went seven strong innings and Andres Torres blasted a grand slam as the San Francisco Giants downed the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-3, in the first of a four-game set from Busch Stadium. Kyle McClellan (6-2) lasted just four innings in the loss, surrendering seven runs on seven hits and two walks. Albert Pujols blasted his ninth home run of the season for the Cardinals, who have lost three of five. Allen Craig had two doubles and an RBI for the Cards who play the Giants tonight at 6:00 on KSMO Radio.

Torii Hunter blasted two home runs, including the go-ahead homer in the top of the ninth, to give the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim a 10-8 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Blue-chip rookie Eric Hosmer picked up two hits, including his fifth home run of the season and a career high-tying four RBI for the Royals, who have lost three in a row. Alex Gordon also homered. Luke Hochevar struggled through five innings for KC, allowing four runs on seven hits while walking three and fanning two. Joakim Soria (3-3) absorbed the loss and blew his fifth save of the season for the Royals. Soria, trying to hold an 8-7 lead, got Erick Aybar to strike out to begin the ninth. Abreu followed with a single to left, and Hunter came up and promptly deposited Soria's pitch into the left field seats to give LA a one-run lead. The Royals and Angels play again tonight.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Pauline Aldridge of Salem, age 89, will be held Wednesday morning at 10:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 with a prayer service at 7:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Dent County Animal Shelter.

Funeral services for Fred Dwight Wilkinson, Sr. of Cherryville, age 90, will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the Center Ridge Pentecostal Church in Davisville. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 at Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Interment will be in the Martin-Trask Cemetery in Cherryville. Memorials may be made to the Center Ridge Pentecostal Church.

Funeral services for Brenda Lou Wood of Ozark, age 64, will be held Wednesday at 4:00 in the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be at 2:00 pm until time of service. Memorials may be made to the Wood family.

Graveside services for Edward W. Abbot of El Paso, TX, age 100, will be held Thursday at 11:00 at the Steelville Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 to 10:45 at the Britton- Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery with full military honors.

Funeral services for Freddie “Jack” Jacobs of Salem, age 87, will be held Thursday at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. Visitation will be held from 11:00 until 1:00 Thursday. Interment will be in the New Hope Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Memorials may be made to the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars.

Funeral services for Robert Dale ‘Rob” Gray of Salem, age 42, will be held Friday morning at 11:00 at the Grace Community Church in Salem. Visitation will be held at the church Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. All arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly cloudy with a 20% chance for thunderstorms, high of 88.
Tonight..Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance for thunderstorms, low of 65.
Wednesday and Wednesday night..Partly cloudy, high around 90, low near 70.
Thursday..Partly cloudy, high of 91.
Thursday night..Mostly clear, low of 69.

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