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The Salem Police Department released their reports involving property damage, a stolen vehicle, a fight in progress, shoplifters, a DWI checkpoint and a burglary. On Monday, May 24th at 9:54 in the evening, an officer was detailed to the 200 block of North Hickory in reference to damage to private property. The report revealed that a person or persons unknown cut two tires valued at $80.00 each on a black 1997 Honda parked near a residence. On Wednesday, May 26th at 4:20 pm, an officer was dispatched to the Dent County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a stolen vehicle. The report revealed that two males, approximately 20 to 30 years old, took a black 1993 Mazda that was parked near Highway 19 and Fourth Street. The vehicle was located abandoned in Granite City, Illinois. At 11:15 that night, an officer responded to a residence in the 800 block of North Washington in reference to a fight in progress that led to the arrest of a 23-year old Salem female for a disorderly house and a 21-year old Salem male for disorderly conduct.  Both were issued a summons to appear in court and were released. On Thursday, May 27th at 6:13 in the evening, an officer was sent to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifter that led to the arrest of a 17-year old female of St. Roberts for stealing merchandise valued at $17.08. She was issued a summons to appear in court and was released. At 8:24 that same evening, an officer was sent back to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifter that led to the arrest of a 20-year old Licking male for stealing merchandise valued at $19.00. He was issued a summons to appear in court and was released. On Friday, May 28th at 7:30 in the evening, officers of the Salem Police Department, Dent County Sheriffs Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted a D.W.I. checkpoint on Highway 19 South. Officers made three arrests for drug paraphernalia, one arrest for possession of marijuana, four arrests for driving while having a license suspended and one arrest for driving while having their license revoked. Officers wrote four summons for no proof of insurance, one summons for failure to register a motor vehicle and there were two fugitive warrant arrests. On Saturday, May 29th at 5:31 a.m. an officer was detailed to My Place Restaurant at Pershing and Hickory in reference to a burglary.  The report revealed that a person or persons unknown forcibly entered the establishment and took $150.00 cash. Anyone with any information regarding the property damage, the stolen vehicle or the burglary reports, which are still under investigation, is asked to contact the Salem Police Department by calling 729-4242.

All 4-H/FFA members with market animal projects that will be showing and selling at the Fair are encouraged to attend a Fair Pre-Show on Saturday, June 12th at the Commons livestock barns beginning at 9:00 am. First-time exhibitors must attend or pay an additional 1% commission fee. Steers should be brought to the pre-show to acquaint them with the arena and for 4-H’ers to practice leading them with the other steers. Instruction will be given on what the judges will be looking for and how best to show your animal. There will be demonstrations of how to show hogs and lambs as well.

The University of Missouri Extension’s Salem TCRC will host a hands-on workshop titled “Introduction to QuickBooks Pro 2010”.  This workshop will be held this Friday, June 4th, from 9:30 am to 4:00 p.m. This workshop will be taught by University of Missouri Business Development Specialist, Mick Gilliam. You will learn how to set up accounts; enter transactions; create invoices; do payroll; track customers and vendors; and how to generate  financial reports. Students will have hands on instruction in the Salem TCRC Computer Lab. Each participant will have a computer workstation. Class size is limited to 10 students. The Salem TCRC is located in the Salem Freedom Activity Center at 1200 W. Rolla Road in Salem. The cost for this workshop is $100 and the price includes student handouts. To register or for additional information, please call the Salem TCRC at (573) 729-8163.

Friends of the Salem Public Library will hold a Book Sale in the Salem Public Library Conference Room today and Friday, June 4th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; and Saturday, June 5th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. For more information, contact Karen Smith at 729-7197 or the Salem Public Library at 729-4331.

Sports [TOP]

Chris Carpenter allowed only one run in eight strong innings, earning his eighth consecutive winning decision against the Reds in a 4-1 Cardinals victory. Carpenter (7-1), who has not lost to Cincinnati since June 6, 2006, improved to 10-3 lifetime against the Reds after yielding just four hits and two hit batsmen while fanning four without walking a batter. Kyle McClellan pitched a scoreless ninth for his first save. Matt Holliday hit a solo homer, while Brendan Ryan, Skip Schumaker and Ryan Ludwick each had two hits and an RBI for the Cardinals, who drew into a tie with Cincy atop the NL Central after their fifth win in seven games -- including two out of three in this series. The Cardinals will have the day off today before hosting Milwaukee this weekend.

Torii Hunter went 3-for-5 with a homer and drove in three runs as the Angels topped Kansas City, 7-2, in the third installment of a four-game series.  Angels right fielder Bobby Abreu hit his 500th career double in the first inning, becoming just one of four players all-time with 500 doubles, 250 home runs and 350 stolen bases. Kyle Davies (4-4) allowed eight hits and six runs over four-plus innings for the Royals, who lost for the fourth time in five games. David DeJesus had a pair of hits and drove in a run for Kansas City, which has lost 11 of its last 13 games against the Angels. Zach Grienke will face Jeff Weaver this afternoon in the series finale.

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 needs to call Coach Davison.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Leonard William 'Cody" Henson of Newburg, age 20, will be held today at 1:00 at the Rolla Chapel of the James and Gahr Mortuary. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Funeral services for William Maxwell “Max” Voight of Rolla, age 86, will be held today at 4:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 3:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the Ozark Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Rolla with Full Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to the Veteran’s organization of your choice.

A Memorial service for Mike Sankovitch, formerly of Salem, will be held Saturday night at 7:00 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Salem.

Funeral services for Raymond Edward Gustin of Salem, age 73, will be held at a later date. Memorials contributions may be made to the Riverways Pregnancy Resource Center. All the arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Mortuary.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Mostly cloudy this morning with a 30% chance for thunderstorms, high of 86.
Tonight..Partly cloudy with a 20% chance for evening thundershower, low of 65.
Friday and Friday night..high near 90, low of 71.
Saturday and Saturday night..Partly cloudy, high of 92, low of 72.
Sunday..Partly cloudy, high of 88.

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