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An accident happened in Texas County Sunday morning at 9:30 on Route BB about four miles south of Licking. According to the highway patrol report, 36-year old Nicholas Mitchell of Rolla was driving his 2007 Harley Davidson westbound when he ran off the roadway and overturned, ejecting Mitchell from the Harley Davidson. Mitchell suffered serious injuries and was flown to a St. Louis Hospital. The Harley Davison was totaled and removed from the scene by A-1 Towing of Houston.

An accident occurred at 2:10 Saturday afternoon in Dent County on Highway 19 about four miles north of Salem. According to the highway patrol report, a 2003 Jeep driven by 69 year-old Norma Smith of Davisville ran off the right side of the roadway, striking a culvert, large rock, and several trees. Smith suffered minor injuries and was taken to the Salem Memorial District Hospital by ambulance. She was wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Jeep sustained extensive damage and was removed from the scene by Whitaker’s Towing.

An accident happened Friday afternoon in Iron County on Iron County Road 76 about six miles south of Bixby. According to the highway patrol report, a 1993 Dodge driven southbound by 47-year old Ruben T. Murillo of Bixby, ran off the side of the roadway and impacted with an embankment. Murillo and a passenger in the Dodge, 45-year old Mary Heath of Bixby, suffered moderate injuries in the accident. Heath was flown by Air Evac to the St. Johns Medical Center in St. Louis. Murillo was transported by an ambulance to the Iron County Hospital. The Dodge sustained moderate damages in the accident and was removed from the scene by Abney’s Towing. Neither of the occupants was wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. 

The City of Salem Board of Aldermen will hold their regular meeting tonight at 7:00 following a closed session at 6:30 in the City Hall Council Chambers. After roll call, Linda Williams will discuss violations and nuisances involving her neighbors. The Board will then review bids for the reconducter of 5,433 feet of 3-phase line from #6 copper wire to #2 ACSR wire. After approval of the consent agenda, Mayor Gary Brown will then give his report and comments concerning the city. City Clerk Mary Happel will present Bill #3199 for approval. The bill is an ordinance to authorize the mayor to execute a contract to engage the law firm of Cunningham, Vogel, and Rost, P.C. for legal services for the city of Salem. He will then request that Fourth Street be closed July 3rd and July 9th for Sesquicentennial activities. Gary Brown will also appoint an Alderman to fill the unexpired term of East Ward Alderman Jim Jackson who passed away. City Clerk Mary Happel will then present liquor licenses and trailer court licenses for approval. The board then may vote to go into closed session. The regular meeting of the City of Salem Board of Aldermen at 7:00 is open to the public.

Two new souvenir items are available to help celebrate Salem's 150th Anniversary. Coffee mugs and commemorative coins are now on sale at the Ozark Natural & Cultural Resource Center located at 202 South Main. The coffee mugs are 11 ounces and the commemorative coins have a solid brass core and are gold-plated. The mugs and coins are $10 each and will help fund additional activities and celebrate the Sesquicentennial. The ONCRC is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 5:00 and Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Souvenirs will also be available during the Salem Heritage Festival July 3rd through July 10th.

Sports [TOP]

Mark Ellis' pinch-hit sacrifice fly in the eighth inning proved to be the difference, as the Oakland Athletics got by the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2, in the finale of a three-game interleague series at Busch Stadium. Matt Holliday provided the offense with three hits, including a pair of solo homers, for St. Louis, which had won four of five coming into the contest. Albert Pujols and Felipe Lopez had the other two hits for St. Louis. Cardinals starter Jeff Suppan, who was making his second start since being signed by St. Louis after getting released by Milwaukee, allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk with two strikeouts over 4 2/3 frames. Blake Hawksworth (1-4) took the loss giving up a run in the 8th inning. The Cardinals finished their six game home stand with a 4-2 record. The Red Birds will have the day off today and face the Toronto Blue Jays tomorrow.

Eric Hinske doubled home the tie-breaking runs in the eighth inning to lift Atlanta to an 8-5 win over Kansas City and a series sweep of their interleague matchup at Turner Field. Chris Getz had two hits and two RBI, and Jose Guillen had two hits, drove in a run and scored twice for Kansas City, which has dropped four out of five. Kyle Davies lasted 4 1/3 innings in his first start against his former team, giving up four runs on four hits and seven walks, while fanning six. Victor Marte finished the fifth to keep the Royals in front before Jones evened the game in the sixth with a double off Kyle Farnsworth. Blake Wood (0-1) took the loss for the Royals who will face the Washington Nationals tonight.

Michael Bradley's goal eight minutes from time allowed the United States to rally from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw with Slovenia at Ellis Park Stadium on Friday in Group C play at the FIFA World Cup. Landon Donovan scored a goal in the 48th minute before Bradley smashed a shot past goalkeeper Samir Handanovic after Jozy Altidore nodded down a long ball. The Americans thought that they had taken the lead three minutes later when Donovan's free kick was finished off in front of the goal by Maurice Edu, but he was controversially disallowed. The result leaves Slovenia on top of the group with four points, while the United States is tied with England with two points through two games. If the U.S. beats Algeria in its last Group C match on Wednesday, it will advance to the knockout round regardless of the outcome of the England/Slovenia match the same day.

The SMDH Family Medicine will be offering sports physicals for $20 to all school aged children participating in sports activities on July 1 from 1:00 to 7:00 in Physician’s Office Building 3 on the hospital campus. They will accept a check, cash or credit card for payment as no insurance will be filed. Parental consent is needed for any child under the age of 18 either by being there in person or having a signed permission form giving permission for the exam. A dietician and physical therapist will also be available to help with questions. Appointments are encouraged by calling 729-8000, but walk-ins will be accepted with a parent or guardian, or if the child has a signed consent form.

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 at 729-4208.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Ruth Ann Vavra of Rural Steelville, age 70, will be held today at 1:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Interment will be in the Meramec Hills Cemetery in Cuba.

Graveside services for Carl Martin White of Granite City Illinois formerly of Edgar Springs, age 67, will be held today at 2:00 at the Edgar Springs Cemetery.  All arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla.

Funeral services for Donald Wofford of Salem, age 76, will be Tuesday, June 22 in the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 tonight Interment will be in the Miner Cemetery with full Military Honors.

Funeral services for Dr. Eugene Honeywell of Licking, 66, will be Tuesday, June 22 at 1:00 PM at the Pentecostal Holiness Church under direction of Fox Funeral Home of Licking. Visitation will be Monday, June 21 from 3:00 until 8:00 at Fox Chapel. Burial will be in Chariton, Iowa Cemetery under direction of Fielding Funeral Home of Chariton. Memorial contributions may be made to TCMH Healthcare Foundation in Houston.

Funeral services for Carlton E. Gregory of Steelville, age 80, will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 Tuesday. Interment will be in the Davisville Cemetery.

Funeral services for Danny Sliger of Licking, age 63, will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the Fox Funeral Home in Licking. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 Tuesday evening. Interment will be in the Licking Cemetery.

Funeral services for David Wayne Lawson of Steelville, age 60, will be held Wednesday at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Viburnum Chapel.  Visitation will be from11:00 until service time.  Interment will be in the Boss Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude’s Children Research.

Funeral services for Eva Skiles of Salem, age 92, will be held Friday at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Mt Olive Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Weather [TOP]

Heat Advisory In effect undil Wednesday at 7:00 PM

Today..Mostly sunny, hot and humid, high of 95 with a heat index of 101.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 72.
Tuesday..Mostly sunny, hot and humid with a high of 97 with a heat index by the afternoon of 104.
Tuesday night..Mostly clear, low of 72.
Wednesday..Mostly sunny, hot and humid with a high of 95 with a heat index of 102.
Wednesday night..Partly cloudy, low of 71.

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