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An accident occurred at 7:37 Thursday night in Washington County on Highway 21 just south of Villmer Road. According to the Highway Patrol report, a northbound 2003 Dodge Dakota driven by 27-year old Heath A. Lea of Viburnum, was traveling too fast for conditions causing Lea to loose control of the Dakota and cross the center line. The driver side of the Dodge struck the driver side of a 2012 Toyota Prius driven by southbound by 51-year old Karen E. McCarthy of Blackwell, MO. After striking the Toyota, Lea’s Dodge traveled off the roadway and overturned. Lea suffered moderate injuries, while McCarthy had minor injuries. Both were transported to Washington County Memorial Hospital by ambulance. According to the Highway Patrol report, both drivers were wearing their safety restraints. The Dodge sustained extensive damage and the Toyota sustained moderate damage. Elliott Motor Company removed both vehicles from the scene.
An accident happened last Tuesday evening at 5:15 in Reynolds County about 2.5 miles north of Lesterville on Highway 21. According to the highway patrol, a 2010 Dodge SUV driven by 60-year old Katherine Shipman of Black ran off the roadway and overturned. Shipman suffered moderate injuries and was taken to the Iron County Hospital in Pilot Knob. She was wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident.
Captain Lee Ann Kenley, commanding officer of Troop I, announces the Memorial Day weekend traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop I area, which consists of six counties in South Central Missouri. During the Memorial Day weekend traffic crash counting period, which began at 6:00 pm, Friday, May 24th and ended at 11:59 pm, Monday May 27th, Troop I officers investigated 19 traffic crashes, which resulted in ten injuries and no fatalities. Troop I officers made seven arrests for driving while intoxicated, issued 457 speed summonses, 142 seat belt summonses, and nine summonses for child passenger safety restraint violations. Troopers assigned to Troop I also issued 667 warnings for various traffic violations over the weekend and assisted 171 motorists. The Patrol encourages all motorists and watercraft operators to protect themselves by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint seat, and everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket.
The City of Salem Board of Alderman will conduct a meeting tonight at the City Hall Council Chambers located at 202 North Washington beginning at 7:00 pm. After approval of the agenda, the City had requested bids through Archer Engineering, for sanitary sewer rehabilitation at various locations. City Administrator Clayton Lucas will present the bids. In unfinished business, the Board postponed any decision at the last meeting on accepting the water and sewer lines on the Gollhofer property until further investigation, and the Board also postponed any decision on the City’s healthcare benefits. Lucas offered different plans the City could get from United Healthcare, but if they kept what the City currently had, there would be an increase of 19.9 %. The Board wanted to review the plans and will discuss them at tonight’s meeting. Lucas will update the Board on various other items concerning the City and Mayor Gary Brown will give his report. The Board will then vote to go into closed session for the purpose of discussing litigation and personnel. The meeting of the City of Salem Board of Alderman is open to the public.
Brandon Belt's pinch-hit two-run double in the seventh inning proved to be the difference as the San Francisco Giants defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-2, in the finale of a three-game set at Busch Stadium. Tyler Lyons (2-1), making his third career start and first at Busch Stadium, was charged for all four runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings. David Freese provided all of the Cardinals' offense with a two-run homer. The Cardinals will start a three-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight and you can hear the game on KSMO Radio starting at 6:40.
Jurickson Profar's solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted the Texas Rangers to a 3-1 win over the Kansas City Royals in the rubber match of a three-game set on Sunday. Ervin Santana went seven innings for Kansas City, yielding just one unearned run on three hits and two walks. He has pitched at least six innings in all 11 starts this season. The Royals have the day off today.
St. Louis Rams running back Isaiah Pead will be suspended without pay for the first game of the 2013 season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Pead, the 50th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, carried the ball 10 times for 54 yards last season.
Funeral services for Dorothy Flanagan of St. Peter, formerly of St. James, age 79, will be held today at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be from noon until service time. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery.
Funeral services for Joann Payne of Viburnum, age 66, will be held today at 2:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Viburnum Chapel. Interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Funeral services for Betty Ellis of Salem, age 83, will be Wednesday at 10:00 at the New Harmony Church in Salem. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 at the church. Interment will be in the Roberts Cemetery at Sligo. Memorials are suggested to the Good News Radio Program of Washington, Missouri. All arrangements are under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services for Betty Lou Sturdivant of Salem, age 66, will be Thursday at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday night from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Stone Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.
Funeral arrangements for Brenda Bell of Salem, age 63, are incomplete at this time but are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary of Salem.
Memorial services for Carolyn Ann Steiner of Rolla, age 58, will be held at 1:00 on Saturday at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.