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The Salem Board of Aldermen met Monday night for their regular meeting at the City Hall Council Chambers. Prior to the regular meeting, the Planning and Zoning Commission heard from Dominic Biunno representing the Sacred Heart Catholic Church to get a conditional use permit on the erecting of a radio tower at 1300 West Scenic Rivers Blvd. Biunno didn’t have all the answers for the Planning and Zoning Commission and they asked him to get more information and tabled the request until a later date. The Commission elected Jerry Craig as the Chairperson, Keith Inman as the Vice-Chairperson and Dr. Wayne Bertz as the Secretary. In the regular Board of Aldermen meeting, Caleb Watts representing the Salem Chamber Choir, asked the city to allow a 5K run to help raise funds to send the choir to Carnegie Hall in New York. The 5K run would be held on July 26th
starting at 9:00 at the firehouse and the Board approved the request. City Attorney William Camm Seay reported the Salem R-80 School Insurance covers the liability of the FFA students using the firing range, but he said that he had not received a contract or a request to prepare a contract for the services. Salem Police Chief Keith Steelman said he would get in touch with FFA Advisor Heather Johnson about getting an agreement put together. City Administrator Ray Walden reported the city pool would be opening soon and the water line project on McArthur is right on schedule. He said new light poles have been set at the Al Brown Fields and lights should be up in a week or so for night games to begin. He said he would be attending the Missouri Public Utility Alliance meeting on Thursday and the city is going out for bid for engineering services. Walden reported that budget preparation is beginning and meetings would be set up in the next two weeks. Mayor J.J. Tune reported that he and Alderwoman Molly Zettel attended a meeting of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and talked about grants. Tune discussed a number of issues to be addressed including the tennis courts that need to be resurfaced, insurance bids and a possible new industry interested in Salem. Tune again brought up allowing public comments on non-agenda items and Alderwoman Zettel asked for consideration for addressing the issue, but as in previous meetings, there was no second. The board approved the appointment of John Maledy, Dennis Gott, Steve Spencer, Jim Heavin and Devin Goad to the airport board with Aldermen Powell as the aldermen representative. The board is still one member short. The board approved adding John Hambacker and Catherine Dent to the Utility Board with Alderwoman Molly Zettel to serve as the chairperson. The board then went into closed session where the aldermen approved an agreement with the Dent County Animal Welfare Society with a 4-0 vote and also approved the city personal property and real estate tax collection agreement with Dent County by another 4-0 vote. The meeting was then adjourned. The Board of Alderman will hold a workshop, called by Alderman Philip Giacomelli, this Thursday at the City Hall Council Chambers beginning at 5:00 pm. The workshop will be to discuss employee health insurance and the workshop is open to the public.An accident occurred at 10:15 Tuesday morning in Texas County on Highway 32 about six miles west of Licking. According to the highway patrol report, 47-year old William Scantlin of Licking was driving a 1998 Ford concrete mixer west when a tire blowout caused the vehicle run off the left side of the roadway and overturn. Scantlin suffered serious injuries and was flown to Mercy in Springfield. He was wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Ford was totaled in the accident and was removed from the scene by Adam’s Wrecker Service.
Eric Hosmer drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning to complete the Kansas City Royals' 8-7 comeback victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The Royals faced a 4-0 deficit early on and trailed 7-6 before Alcides Escobar tied things with a RBI single in the eighth. Hosmer followed Omar Infante's one-out double in the ninth with a single to left field off Trevor Rosenthal (0-3), and Infante beat Matt Holliday's off-target throw to the plate. Wade Davis (5-1) recorded his 13th straight scoreless appearance in the eighth to pick up the victory, Kansas City's fourth in its last six games, and Greg Holland posted his 16th save with a flawless ninth. Alex Gordon belted a three-run homer to highlight a 13-hit attack for the Royals, who finished an efficient 6-for-11 with runners in scoring position. St. Louis went 2-7 on a disappointing homestand despite receiving a grand slam by Kolten Wong and a solo homer from Peter Bourjos. Jaime Garcia was charged with six runs on eight hits over five innings. These teams will now play two games in Kansas City starting tonight. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio starting with the pre-game show at 6:35.
Funeral services for Lawrence “Bill” William Neumann of Steelville, age 98, will be held at 11:00 this morning at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
Funeral services for Dewaine Nash of Salem, age 83, will be held at 11:00 this morning at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Interment will be at the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the New Harmony Church.
Funeral services for Sarah I. Potter of O’Fallon, Illinois, formerly of Vichy, age 93, will be held Thursday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Walker Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Funeral services for Jessie Ernestine Hendricks of St. Louis, age 97, will be held Friday morning at 9:30 at the Lupton Chapel in University City. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 at the Lupton Chapel. Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to the Union Avenue Christian Church of the PEO Chapter 0.
Funeral services for Mike Reed of Rolla, and formerly of Salem, will be held Friday morning at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Education Fund for Wesley Reed.
Funeral services for Dirk Farrin Smith of Black, age 59, will be held Friday morning at 11:00 at the Locust Grove United Baptist Church at Oates. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel with Masonic Services at 7:00. Interment will be in the Myers Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Locust Grove United Baptist Church.
A celebration of life for Dr. Kevin Brewer of Rolla, age 62, will be held Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.
There will no services for John Marzette of Licking, age 63. All arrangements are under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel.