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The Salem R-80 Board of Education will conduct a Special Meeting at the District Administrative Offices Board Room located at 1409 West Rolla Road on Thursday, June 26th at 6:00 pm. After approval of the agenda, the Board will receive information on bond issues from Greg Bricker and George K. Baum & Co during new business. Also in new business, the Board will conduct prospective Board member interviews and address resignations. The Board will then vote to go into Closed Session for the purpose of discussing personnel. The Special Meeting of the Salem R-80 Board of Education is open to the public. 

An accident occurred at 10:28 Monday morning at the intersection of Highway 32 and Macarthur in Salem. According to the Salem Police report, a black 1997 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Leo Brigman of Salem was westbound in the turn at the intersection of Macarthur and highway 32. Brigman slowed to look back for oncoming traffic and was struck from behind by a white 2008 Ford F-150 driven by Emett Conley and owned by the City of Salem. Conley was in the turn at the intersection of Macarthur and highway 32 attempting to go west on highway 32, looked back and did not see the Volkswagen had slowed. No injuries were reported. Both vehicles sustained minor damage.     

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will chip seal the entire length of Route AA in Crawford County, beginning, Monday, June 30th. Crews will begin at the intersection of Route 19 and continue to the end of state maintenance. Weather permitting, tentative work hours are scheduled from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Work on Route AA is expected to be complete on Tuesday, July 1st. MoDOT performs chip-seal resurfacing on roads that are in generally fair to better condition. The benefits include crack sealing, increased skid resistance and correction of minor rutting, which extends the life of the pavement in a cost effective way. Motorists should plan ahead and allow extra time due to a one-lane restriction and reduced speed of 35 miles per hour. Work zone signs, flag persons and a pilot vehicle will be used during this operation. MoDOT urges motorists to proceed slowly through the work zone, especially while driving on the fresh-laid surface. For additional information regarding this project or other transportation-related issues, call the MoDOT Customer Service Center, toll-free, at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636).

An accident occurred at 12:51 Wednesday afternoon at the PhilMart parking lot and Highway 19 in Salem. According to the Salem Police report, blue 2000 Dodge Neon driven by Brandon Radar and owned by Connie Radar of Salem was exiting the drive thru at PhilMart, when a blue 1999 Ford Ranger driven by Montana Brookshire and owned by Larry Smith of Edgar Springs began backing and made contact with the Dodge. No injuries were reported. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage.

The City of Salem Finance Committee will be holding a meeting, called by Mayor Gary Brown, on this morning at 10:00 am in the City Hall Council Chambers to consider the 2008-2009 Budget. The meeting of the City of Salem Finance Committee is open to the public.    

Captain Randy Becker, commanding officer of Troop I, announces that the public is invited to attend a meeting at the Troop I Driver Examination and Motor Vehicle Inspection facility in Rolla at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 30th.  This facility is located on the Troop I Headquarters property. Troop I Driver Examiners will be present with the purpose of discussing changes in the commercial driver’s license program that will take effect in October of 2008.  Examiners will use a tractor-trailer unit and a school bus to help demonstrate the new basic skill maneuvers that will be required in upcoming tests.  

Sports [TOP]

Gary Sheffield had four hits, including the winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning, boosting the Detroit Tigers to an 8-7 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in a game delayed nearly 2 1/2 hours by rain. Sheffield, who came off the disabled list Tuesday, helped the Tigers to their 11th win in 14 games. Carlos Guillen also had four hits, including a three-run homer. Kyle McClellan (0-3) suffered the loss, as the Cardinals faltered in the middle contest of the three-game set. Rick Ankiel hit a pair of solo homers and knocked in three runs for St. Louis. Kyle Lohse allowed 11 hits and five runs over the first four innings for the Cardinals, while Armando Galarraga was charged with eight hits and five runs -- four earned -- in 4 2/3 frames during the start for the Tigers. The Cardinals play today at 12:00. You can hear that game right here on KSMO Radio.

Ross Gload had two doubles, two runs batted in and scored as the streaking Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 4-2 victory. David DeJesus and Alex Gordon each had an RBI for the Royals, who have won five in a row and 10 of 11 overall. Joakim Soria earned his 21st save of the season with a perfect ninth inning. Despite having one of the worst records in the American League, the Royals are making sure they are a part of the AL's recent dominance of the NL. Kansas City is a major-league best 12-3 in interleague play this year. Kansas City is off today but will continue play tomorrow against the Cardinals at 7:10.

Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with offensive tackle Barry Richardson.

MLB Scores:

NY Mets  8, Seattle 2
Boston 5, Arizona  0
NY Yankees 10, Pittsburgh  0
San Francisco 4, Cleveland 1
Cincinnati 6, Toronto  5 (10 inngs)
Tampa Bay 15, Florida  3
Washington 5, LA Angels 4
Texas 3, Houston 2
Chicago Cubs 7, Baltimore 4
Philadelphia 4, Oakland 0
Minnesota 9, San Diego 3
LA Dodgers 5, Chicago White Sox 0
Atlanta 4, Milwaukee 2

Obituaries   [TOP].

Graveside services for Jeffrey Brooks of Empire, Alabama, formerly of Steelville, age 45, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the New Home Cemetery in Cherryville. All arrangements are under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville.

Graveside services for Hannah Grace Sullins of Salem, age 19 months, will be heldd this morning at 11:00 at the Boone Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 until 11:00 at the Fox Funeral Home in Licking.

Funeral services for Harold W. Malone Sr. of St. James, age 78, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery.

Funeral services for Edward Otto Tinker of Boss,age 91, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the Wilson Morturay Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be Friday at 5:00 to 8:00 with a Masonic service at 7:00. Interment will be in the Boss Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Macedonia Church in Boss.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of thunderstorms, high of 93.
Tonight..Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of thunderstorms, with a low of 69.
Friday..Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of thunderstorms, with a high of 92.
Friday Night..Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of thunderstorms, with a low of 70.

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