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A six-year old Steelville boy drowned Saturday afternoon in the Huzzah Creek near the Brickey Low Water Crossing in Steelville. According to the Missouri Water Patrol Report, six-year old Casey Bone of Steelville was seen playing in the water by his parents, but they did no see the boy go underwater. Divers in eight feet of water recovered the body at 1:30 Saturday afternoon. Crawford County Coroner Paul Hutson pronounced Casey Bone dead at the scene and the body was taken to the Washington County Memorial Hospital. Bone was not wearing a personal floatation device.

An accident happened in Crawford County on the Mine Road about three miles north of Viburnum at 12:51 Saturday morning. According to the highway patrol report, a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am driven northwest by 23-year old Heidi A. Pendleton of Steelville, traveled off the right side of the roadway. Pendleton overcorrected, but the Grand Am went off the left side of the roadway, struck a tree and overturned. Pendleton suffered serious injuries and was flown by Air Evac to St. Johns Hospital in St. Louis. The Pontiac sustained extensive damage and was removed from the scene by Abney’s Towing.

An accident happened Sunday morning at 2:04 in Crawford County on the Big Shoal Road just east of Route V. According to the highway patrol report, 30-year old Joshua D. Asher of Davisville was driving a 1997 Ford northbound when the vehicle went off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. Asher suffered moderate injuries and was taken to the Salem Memorial District Hospital. A passenger, 32-year old Steven McMillen of Davisville, suffered serious injuries and was also taken to the Salem Memorial District Hospital. Asher was wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident while McMillen was not. The 1997 Ford sustained extensive damage and was removed from the scene by Abney’s Towing.

The Salem Police Department released their report for the month of June. During the month, they wrote 26 traffic tickets, eight warning tickets, two equipment repair orders and they served 19 summons to appear in court. The Salem Police Department investigated 18 accidents, two assaults, three domestic assaults, one report of animal cruelty, one report of child abuse, one report of counterfeiting, and one report of driving while intoxicated. The Police Department also investigated 25 reports of stealing, four reports of property damage, four reports of disorderly conduct, one report of harassment, one report of identity theft, one report of a missing person, one report of a missing or runaway juvenile, one murder, one report of rape, two reports of refusal to obey a lawful order and six reports of leaving the scene of an accident. They also investigated one report of possession of marijuana and one report of possession of synthetic drugs.  The police department conducted one death investigation. The police received 1,997 calls for service during the month, handled 209 walk-ins to the station, and redirected 66 calls to the animal control officer. They also spent 30 hours in court testifying and four hours as court bailiff. The calls in June included 13 calls for escorts, seven 9-1-1 calls, five intoxicated driver investigation calls, six calls for a suspicious person or vehicle, six calls for peace disturbances, 17 ambulance assist calls, 11 calls for alarms sounding, five calls for fights in progress, seven domestic dispute calls, three reports of prowlers, one call for an intoxicated pedestrian, one fire call and four wreckers were needed. The Salem Police Department drove a total of 9,571 miles during the month and arrested 19 males and six females during the month of June.

The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce July membership meeting will be this Wednesday, July 14th, beginning at 12:00 noon at the Salem TCRC located at 1200 West Rolla Road in the Salem Freedom Activity Center. Salem Mayor Gary Brown will be discussing what’s new in the city’s 2010-2011 budget. He will be sharing information about new planned capital improvements from the asphalting of streets to the purchasing of a new camera for the sewer department to inspect sewer lines as well as other fiscal operating matters. Part of his presentation will allow for time to answer questions you may have. Those planning to attend and have lunch need to RSVP by TODAY to be included in the lunch count and the cost of lunch is $8.00. For more information, call the chamber office at 729-6900 or drop by at 200 South Main Street.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem High School Basketball Booster Club will have a meeting tonight at 6:00 at Pizza Inn. Anyone interested in the Salem High School Basketball program is welcome to attend.

Matt Holliday hit a three-run homer, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Houston, 4-2, in the rubber match of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park. St. Louis starter Blake Hawksworth (3-5) struggled in the first inning when he gave up two runs, but wound up pitching into the sixth inning. Hawksworth gave up seven hits and walked three in 5 1/3 innings. Colby Rasmus had a two-out pinch-hit RBI single. Ryan Franklin pitched the ninth for his 16th save. The Cardinals head into the All-Star break with a 47-41 record, one game behind the upstart Cincinnati Reds for first place in the National League Central. The Cardinals start a four-game series with the LA Dodgers on Thursday in St. Louis.

Carlos Quentin hit a grand slam and solo home run, and Andruw Jones added his 400th career homer, as the Chicago White Sox slugged their way to a 15-5 win over the Kansas City Royals. KC starter Anthony Lerew lasted just 2 2/3 innings giving up eight runs on nine hits and one walk. Jose Guillen went 2-for-3 with a home run for the Royals, who were swept in this three-game series and go into the break with a 39-49 record. Kansas City resumes play Friday with the opener of a three-game home series against Oakland.

Andres Iniesta scored in the 116th minute to help Spain claim its first FIFA World Cup title with a 1-0 win over the Netherlands at Soccer City Stadium on Sunday.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Bonnie June Branson of Keysville, Missouri, age 87, will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00. Interment will be in the Keysville Cemetery in Keysville, Missouri.

Graveside services for Rosie Halbert of Steelville, age 97, will be held Wednesday at 2:00 at the Freeman Cemetery in Cherryville. All the arrangements are under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville.

Graveside services for Brandon Lynn Clark of Rolla, age 27, will be held Thursday at 11:00 at the Rolla City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Family of Brandon Lynn Clark. All the arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.

Weather [TOP]

Today and tonight..Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance for thunderstorms, high of 86, low of 71.
Tuesday..Mostly cloudy early with a 50% chance for showers in the morning, then partly sunny, high of 88.
Tuesday night..Partly cloudy, low near 70.
Wednesday..Partly cloudy, hot and humid, high of 92 with a heat index of 102.

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