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The Salem Police Department released their reports. On Friday, July 16th at 1:30 p.m. an officer was detailed to 215 West Fourth Street to the Fourth Street Mall in reference to the theft of a purse and its contents. The investigation revealed that a person or persons unknown had stolen a purse and contents. Further investigation revealed an individual was attempting to cash a check at local businesses, which had been stolen from the purse. This led to the arrest of a 28-year old Salem woman for the theft and forgery. She was incarcerated pending the issuance of a warrant. At 2:00 p.m. that same afternoon, an officer was dispatched to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifting incident. The investigation of the report led to the detention of a 16-year old Salem female juvenile for stealing $39.93 of merchandise. The merchandise was returned to Wal-Mart. The female juvenile was released to a parent and the report will be forwarded to the Juvenile Office. Then at 3:00 p.m. that afternoon, an officer was sent to the 1500 block of Highway 19 South in reference to a theft. The investigation of the report revealed that a person or persons unknown stole numerous tolls including a Skill brand 18 volt drill, circular saw, SawZall, chargers and batteries, screwdrivers and numerous other tools from a tool box in the back of a truck parked at the residence. At 6:30 p.m. that evening, an officer was detailed to 203 North Grand to the Salem Treatment Center in reference to an assault. That investigation revealed that a 25-year old Warrensburg woman had assaulted an employee of the Salem Treatment Center. She was taken into custody, issued a summons to appear in court and was released. Anyone with any information regarding the theft is asked to contact the Salem Police Department by calling 729-4242.

The Salem R-80 Board of Education held their 1st Budget Workshop Tuesday evening at the district administrative offices boardroom, with over a dozen people in attendance including administration, board members, principals and teachers. The purpose of the workshop, according to Superintendent Cindy Rumpf, was to explain the differences between the four different fund accounts used by R-80. Fund I, also referred to as the operating or incidental fund, is the fund everything is paid out of except for certified staff salaries. Money from Fund I can be transferred to Fund II or Fund IV. Fund II also referred to as the teacher's fund, is the fund the certified staff salaries is paid from and tuition such as for RTI in Rolla. This fund cannot end the year in the red and money from Fund II can be transferred into Fund I. Fund III referred to as debt service, can only be used for construction projects, not any salaries, and may not receive funds from anything except taxpayer debt service. Fund IV known as the capital projects fund, is used only to fund capital projects, it can not be used to pay salaries, and is limited as to how revenue is received in this fund. Fund IV can be used for big ticket items and once money is in this fund, it has to stay in this fund. Rumpf stated that the Budget Workshops would be held the Tuesday before the monthly meetings throughout the year. The Budget Workshop in August will be on Revenue and is open to the public.

The Dent County Pageants for Jr Miss Dent and Miss Dent County will be held on Wednesday, August 11th the first night of the Dent County Fall Festival at the Commons beginning at 6:00 pm at the stage area. The Jr. Miss Dent County Contest is for girls from 11 to 14 years of age and participants include Marissa Blaylock, Shelby Carr, Elaina Goff, Makenna Farrar, Amanda Green, Audrey Hailey, Shaylee Harrison, Anndy Hill, Branna Piatt, Haley Siers, Deandra Sullins, and Katelyn Usery.and there will be one winner, one runner-up and one Jr Miss Congeniality chosen. For the Miss Dent Contest for girls 15 to 20 years of age participants include Kristen Bettigrew, Brittany Collins, Ashley Crocker, Kayla Gott, Sierra Hagler, Chandra Sullins, Emily Sullivan, Ryanne Tripp and Kala Trolinger. For each pageant, there will be one winner, one runner-up and a Miss Congeniality selected. For more information contact Emma Parker at 247-8451 or Jennifer Smith at 808-3438.

The 11th Annual Back To School Fair will be held on Thursday, July 29th at the Old City Hall for preschool to 12th grade. This fair provides the children in Dent County with health screenings from the Salem Memorial District Hospital, dental/vision/hearing checks, free hair cuts, socks and underwear, backpacks from the Dent County Salvation Army Service Unit and much needed school supplies. To avoid overcrowding, a time schedule has been developed this year. Families with the HEAD of HOUSEHOLD last name A-M are scheduled for 10:00 am to 12:00 (NOON) and families with the HEAD of HOUSEHOLD last name N-Z are scheduled for 12:00 (NOON) to 2:00 pm. All children receiving supplies MUST be present the day of the fair and they will not run out of supplies. Pre-register now with Kim or Debra at the South Central Missouri Community Action Agency located at 1405 South Wine Street in Salem or call 729-3500 EXT. 13.

Sports [TOP]

Matt Holliday hit a tie-breaking home run in the bottom of the seventh and Felipe Lopez supplied a two-run double the next inning, as St. Louis defeated the scuffling Philadelphia Phillies, 5-1, at Busch Stadium. Albert Pujols stroked an RBI single for the Cardinals. St. Louis' Jaime Garcia (9-4) yielded a home run to Ryan Howard, one of four hits recorded by Philadelphia against the 23-year-old lefty in his seven innings of work. The Cardinals go for the sweep this afternoon at 12:55 on KSMO.

Zack Greinke allowed two runs and struck out nine in eight strong innings, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 5-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in the rubber match of a three-game series. Greinke (6-9) scattered six hits in the outing and did not walk a batter. Brayan Pena recorded a career-high three hits and an RBI. Joakim Soria notched his AL-leading 26th save of the season. The Royals start a four-game series with the New York Yankees tonight.

St. Louis Blues have re-signed forward David Perron to a two-year contract.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Robert Anthony Wallace of Rolla, age 4, will be held today at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 9:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Rolla City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family of Robert Anthony Wallace.

Funeral Mass for M. Marie White of Salem, age 74, will be today at 11:00 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Salem. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research. All the arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary in Salem.

Funeral services for Ina Kreamalmeyer of Crestwood, Illinois, formerly of Cherryville, age 80, will be held today at 2:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be from noon until service time. Interment will be in the Schwieder Cemetery in Steelville.

Funeral services for Lois Christine Olmsted of Rolla, age 94, will be held Friday at 7:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 1:00 until service time.

Graveside services for Charles Lonnie Hensley of Salem, age 61, will be held Saturday morning at 8:00 in the Wofford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request that a tree be planted in memory of Charles. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary of Salem.

Funeral services for Virginia Willhite of St. Louis, formerly of Viburnum, age 81, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Freewill Baptist Church in Viburnum. Visitation will be held Friday night from 6:00 to 8:00 at the James and Gahr Salem Chapel, and will be from 11:00 until 1:00 at the church Saturday. Interment will be in the Dillard Cemetery

Weather [TOP]

Heat Advisory in effect until 8:00 Friday evening

Today..Mostly sunny, hot and humid, high of 95 with a heat index of 105.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 75.
Friday..Mostly sunny, hot and humid, high of 94 with a heat index of 104.
Friday night..Mostly clear, low of 74.
Saturday..Partly cloudy, hot and humid, high of 93 with a heat index of 104.

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