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The Dent County Extension Council would like to announce that Sarah Hultine has accepted the position of the Community Development Position that has been vacant since the departure of Kevin Allen back in July of 2006. Her office will be housed in the Dent County Extension Office in the Judicial Building on 5th Street. Sarah will begin her duties September 17 of 2007.

The City of Salem Board of Alderman will conduct their regular meeting tonight at 7:00 at the City Hall Council Chambers located at 202 N. Washington. During the hearing of persons, John Watson requested to speak to the board of alderman concerning equal protection under the law, the filing of police reports, and changing of utilities without a work order. James Ellis from the Western Cherokee has also requested to speak to the Aldermen about changing utilities without a work order, equal protection under the law, the filing of police reports, and the Western Cherokee’s willingness to continue to work with the City of Salem. Street Superintendent Bryson will then present bids for a trailer for the Street Department they have budgeted $2,950.00 for this purpose. The city of Salem has requested bids for 3 Ford Exployers and 3 Chevy Impalas for the Salem Police Department. Chief Clifford Jadwin will present the bids. A total of $45,000.00 was budgeted for the police cars in the new budget. Sean Curley, president of the planning and zoning board, will report on their meeting held prior to the board of Alderman Meeting where they discussed the reviewed use for the operation of a day care center located at 700 E. Hunt street requested by Eric and Jackie Schafer. Alderman Jim McDaniels will give a 4th of July report and would like an update on the mosquito problem and storm water problems as well as other miscellaneous Items. Alderman Bill Riley will discuss the water problem between Ellis and Gibbs Streets as well s miscellaneous items.  Aldermen Jim Jackson and Mike Whitley will also address miscellaneous items before Mayor Gary Brown gives his comments. City Attorney Mark Weaver will present a draft ordinance concerning vicious dogs for the Board’s review and input. The Mayor is requesting approval to proceed with the hiring of a designer for the new soccer fields. Mr. Tim Frevert has presented the Mayor with a bid for this project. Mr. Frevert charges $40 per hour plus travel. The board will then go into closed session for the discussion of personnel, real estate and litigation. The regular meeting of the Salem Board of Alderman is open to the public.

An accident happened Friday night at 9:49 in Crawford County on Interstate 44 about two miles east of Bourbon. According to the highway patrol report, a 2003 Ford Escort driven westbound by 22-year old Crystal McDonald of Salem, traveled off the right side of the roadway, crossed the North Service Road, and vaulted over a private drive before coming to rest in a parking area. McDonald suffered minor injuries and was taken by the North Crawford County EMS to the Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan. McDonald was wearing a seat restraint in the accident and the Ford Escort was totaled.       

High school students from across the country recently visited The Doe Run Company to learn about the important role blasting plays in the extraction of essential minerals from underground mines. The 41 students were participating in the University of Missouri-Rolla Department of Mining Engineering’s Summer Explosives Camp. The June 7th and June 21st visits included trips to Doe Run’s Buick Mine and Mill, followed by underground tours of the Brushy Creek Mine. The students, ages 16 and older and from 14 states, first underwent a safety orientation led by Dave Tucker, safety specialist at Doe Run’s Southeast Missouri Mining and Milling Operations (SEMO). The students got a first-hand look at how they plan, prepare and conduct underground blasting in order to access lead ore deposits. The groups also got to witness an ore face being charged with explosives, as well as an underground blast of nearly 1,200 pounds of explosives used to break about 1,000 tons of ore. Doe Run is a longtime supporter of UMR’s mining engineering program. Ten Doe Run mining engineers either attended or graduated from UMR. The summer camp is run by Paul Worsey, professor of mining engineering at UMR and former instructor to many Doe Run employees. According to Worsey, being able to use Doe Run as a classroom-type setting gives students a glimpse of how their training can be applied to the field Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling facility, located in Missouri.

Sports [TOP]

Albert Pujols homered twice as the Cardinals pounded Philadelphia, 10-2, to hand the Phillies their 10,000th defeat, marking the first team in North American professional sports to hit five digits in the loss column. Chris Duncan, Juan Encarnacion, Adam Kennedy and Ryan Ludwick all homered for the Cardinals, who won just their second game in six tries. Adam Wainwright (8-7) allowed six hits with five strikeouts and two walks over seven innings for St. Louis. Michael Bourn homered for the Phillies, who, after pounding out a season-high 23 hits in a 13-3 rout of the defending world champions on Friday, racked up 14 hits and three home runs en route to a 10-4 triumph Saturday afternoon. However, it was a much different outcome on Sunday for the Phillies, who have found plenty of ways to flounder to 10,000 defeats since starting play in 1883. The Cardinals will travel to Florida to face the Marlins tonight starting at 5:55 and you can hear the game on KSMO Radio.

St. Louis Cardinals utilityman Scott Spiezio was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a left index finger infection, retroactive to July 14. Spiezio had been taken to a New York hospital June 27 with an infection in his index finger during St. Louis' road series against the Mets. For the season, Spiezio his hitting .281 with three homers, 27 RBI and 25 runs scored in 62 games. Also, infielder Brendan Ryan was recalled after being optioned to Triple-A Memphis Friday when David Eckstein came off the DL.

Fausto Carmona hurled seven solid innings, and Travis Hafner and Ryan Garko both homered as Cleveland edged Kansas City, 5-3, in the rubber match of a three-game set at Jacobs Field. Carmona (11-4) allowed just two runs on eight hits for the Indians, who won for just the third time in eight games. Hafner finished 3-for-4 and Garko was 2-for-3 in the game. Jason Smith hit a solo home run for the Royals, who remained mired in last place in the AL Central. Billy Butler and Ross Gload also drove in a run apiece for Kansas City. Jorge De La Rosa (7-10) surrendered three runs on two hits in just 3 1/3 innings en route to the loss. The starter struggled with his command throughout, walking six before leaving with a bruised left thumb. The Royals will travel to Boston tonight to face the Red Sox.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Debbie Jean Gibbs of Salem, age 43, will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the James & Gahr Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Salem.

Private graveside services for Roger Edwin Swan of Salem, age 63, will be held Friday at 10:00 at the Fee Fee Cemetery in Bridgeton. A memorial visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Niebrug-Martin Funeral Home in Warrenton. A memorial Celebration of Life will be held Saturday at 4:00 in Warrenton. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Salem or the cancer research of your choice.

Funeral services for Irma Jean Ilges of St. James, age 51, will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the James & Gahr Chapel in St. James.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly cloudy with a 20% chance for showers this afternoon, high of 92.
Tonight..Partly cloudy, low of 68.
Tuesday..Partly cloudy with a 20% chance for showers, high of 93.
Tuesday night..Partly cloudy, low of 68.
Wednesday..Partly cloudy and hot, high of 96 with a heat index expected near 101.



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