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The Dent County Fire Protection District reported that on Thursday, June 12th at 6:17 pm, the Dent County Fire Protection District was paged out to a structure fire located on County Road 3210. A total of 13 firefighters were enroute at 6:24 and arrived on the scene at 6:32 to find a 1½-story wood frame home fully engulfed with flames coming from the roof.  Lenox, Jadwin, and the Rolla Rural Fire Districts along with the Dent County Sheriff Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and Salem Memorial District Hospital also aided at the scene. The Fire Marshall was called to investigate the scene and arrived on the scene at 7:57 pm. The fire was brought under control at 10:23 and firefighters remained on the scene until 11:47 pm. The cause of the fire was ruled to be electrical by the Missouri Fire Marshall's office. Damage to the home was extensive and a total of 35 emergency personnel were on the scene to fight the blaze.

The City of Salem Board of Aldermen will conduct their regular meeting tonight at the City Hall Council Chambers beginning at 7:00 p.m. During the hearing of persons, Verla Floyd wishes to discuss with the Board a request from homeowners on Beezley and Dale streets that the city pave their streets instead of Phillips Street because there are 13 homes on Beezley and Dale, and only two homes on Phillips Street. During bids, David Williams submitted a bid of $275.00 for the cutting, bailing, and the removal of hay for the year 2008 on 18.2 acres of land between Highway 19 South and Route HH, and also at the Salem Municipal Airport. The City also requested a bid for the reconstruction by the Insituform Process of approximately 3,009 lineal feet of existing eight inch sanitary sewer lines. Insituform Technologies USA, Inc. was the only bid for $94,496. Planning & Zoning Chairman Sean Curley will report on the request for an in-home real estate office at 607 West Glendale by owner Sharon Sevedge. Aldermen Jim Jackson and Kenneth Nash wish to discuss miscellaneous items while Alderman Bill Riley will discuss ditches, and street paving in Brandon Heights. Alderman Jim McDaniels will then discuss fireworks, and the 4th of July activities. Mayor Gary Brown will then give his comments on various issues involving the city. In the reading of bills, Bill #3131, an ordinance required in order for the Mayor to sign the pole agreement with Cellnet Technology, Inc, and Bill #3132, an ordinance requested by Alderman Riley concerning employees working together in the same department will be addressed. In new and miscellaneous business, City Attorney Mark Weaver will present the liquor license renewals and trailer court license renewals. Alderman Nash is requesting the policy allowing department heads to take their City vehicles home be changed to not allowing department heads to take their City vehicles home, and Chief Jadwin is requesting the Board of Alderman approve an Internet Usage Policy for the Police Department. After the approval of bills presented by Mary Happel, the Board will then go into closed session for the purpose of discussing personnel, real estate and litigation. The meeting of the City of Salem Board of Aldermen tonight is open to the public.

An accident happened at 9:20 Wednesday morning on Highway 32 in Salem. According to the Salem Police report, a brown 2000 Ford Taurus driven by Ruth Peck of Salem was traveling westbound on Highway 32. The Ford traveled into the left turn lane and attempted to turn left into the Burger King parking lot. The Ford traveled into the path nearly head-on in the inner eastbound lane of a blue 1992 Cadillac Eldorado driven by Jennifer Schlafke of Country Side, Illinois. Peck suffered minor injuries and sought her own medical treatment via private transportation. Schlafke suffered moderate injuries, three passengers: Jenna, Ashlen, and Amber Schlafke suffered unknown injuries and all were transported via ambulance to the Salem Memorial Hospital. Both vehicles sustained extensive damage and were towed from the scene by Whitaker Towing of Salem.

An accident happened Friday around 11:25 in the evening in Dent County on Highway 68 about 2 miles north of Salem. According to the Highway Patrol report, a 1999 Dodge Durango driven by Lacy Wethy age 25 of Salem ran off the right side of the roadway, struck several trees and overturned coming to rest on the drivers side. Wethy suffered moderate injuries and was transported by the Dent County Ambulance to the Salem Memorial Hospital. The vehicle was totaled in the accident and was taken by Whitakers Towing. Wethy was cited for driving while intoxicated, C&I Driving, failure to show proof of insurance, and for not wearing a seat restraint.

Sports [TOP]

Rick Ankiel reached then scored on two crucial two-out Philadelphia errors in the 10th inning, as the St. Louis Cardinals edged the Phillies 7-6, in the finale of a three-game set at Busch Stadium. Troy Glaus and Skip Schumaker both homered and Ankiel had two hits with a run batted in for St. Louis, which won its second straight. Anthony Reyes (2-1) pitched a perfect tenth to earn the win. After retiring the first two in the 10th, Tom Gordon (5-4) was unable to reach an errant throw from Chase Utley at first, allowing Ankiel to reach base on a sure groundball out to second. Glaus then singled to left before Chris Duncan grounded to second. Utley made an accurate throw to Gordon covering, but this time Gordon just missed the throw, allowing Ankiel to cross home for the winning run. The Cards are off today.

David DeJesus went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and set a career high for runs batted in with five, as the Kansas City Royals made short work of the Arizona Diamondbacks, 8-3, to take the three-game interleague series. Mark Grudzielanek had three hits and scored once for the Royals, who have three wins in their last four games. Jose Guillen and Mark Teahen each went 2- for-5 with a double in victory, while Guillen added an RBI. Mark Reynolds had a triple and scored twice for the D'Backs, who have dropped five of eight. Chris Young and Jeff Salazar each gave an RBI in defeat. Micah Owings (6-5) took the loss as he was touched for seven runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings of work. The Royals will also be off today.

 

NBA Playoff Score:

LA Lakers 103, Boston 98
(Boston leads series, 3-2)

Major League Baseball Scores:

Boston 9, Cincinnati 0
Detroit 5, LA Dodgers 4
Cleveland 7, San Diego 3
Chicago Cubs 7, Toronto 4
Texas 8, NY Mets 7 (Game One)
Pittsburgh 5, Baltimore 4 (10 innings)
Florida 9, Tampa Bay 3
Colorado 5, Chicago White Sox 3
Milwaukee 4, Minnesota 2
NY Yankees 13, Houston 0
NY Mets 4, Texas 2 (Game Two)
Oakland 5, San Francisco 3
Washington 6, Seattle 2
LA Angels 2, Atlanta 0

Obituaries   [TOP]

Memorial services for Alice Frances Sirois of Salem, formerly of New York, age 91, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the Washington Memorial Park in Mount Sinai, New York.

Graveside Service for Alfred Thompson of St. James, age 88, will be held Wednesday at 1:00 at the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri. All the arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James.

Funeral Arrangements for Rosetta Gorman of Salem, age 81, are incomplete at this time. All arrangements are under the direction of Wilson Mortuary in Salem.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly sunny with a 50% chance of thunderstorms, high of 70.
Tonight..Partly cloudy, low of 54.
Tuesday..Mostly sunny, high of 77.
Tuesday night..Mostly clear, low of 55.
Wednesday..Mostly sunny, high of 80.
Wednesday night..Mostly clear, low of 53.
Thursday..Partly cloudy, high of 82.

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