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The Salem R-80 Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting Thursday evening. Superintendent Cindy Rumpf stated that Open Houses would be held on Monday, August 16th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Junior/Senior High Schools, and on Tuesday, August 17th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at William Lynch and from 7:00 to 8:00 pm for the Upper Elementary. In the facilities update, projects being taken care of currently include: the renovation of the press box with work being done by Conway Construction with donations being collected by Stan Podorski. New windows, the old floors replaced and steps, adding an exhaust fan, and adding more concrete at the landing of the steps. The only part the district is responsible for is the cost of the dumpster and the cost of the concrete. The technology office is being renovated for Becky Smith's office and a concrete dock has been added in the front for shipping. New concrete steps are being built on the west side of the Junior High as the old ones were cracking and becoming unsafe. Depending on funding and timing, roofing projects at Williams Lynch and the High School gym lobby are planned and hopefully will start next week and possibly replacing a roof at the Vocational AG that was installed in 1993 that the seams are very deteriorated. Mrs. Rumpf and Tammy purchased flowers from Greenspot and the custodial staff and maintenance staff are planting these flowers around the campus. Weeds are being removed and weed block, rock and mulch are being added. Salem Wood Products donated two truckloads of mulch for the flowerbeds. A sidewalk was added at the south exit of the Upper Elementary. The custodial staff is putting new wax on all the floors. And about 80 bats have been removed from the Vocational AG building. Mrs. Rumpf discovered how they were getting in and out and the holes were filled-in. The first week in August, a company has been hired to repair, seal, and restripe the parking lot at the Upper Elementary and repair and seals the playground at the Lower Elementary. During the annual school bus inspection it was noted that 50% passed. The average daily attendance for summer school was 35.94, which was up from last year. In bids, the Board approved the bids from Hyland Dairy for milk, Flowers for bread, MFA for energy and Advanced Pest Control for the school year 2010/2011. The Board approved the 1.5% for Certified Staff support, approved the tuition rate, based on the figure from Ed Pratt, approved the Developmental Pre-School lease, and approved Board of Education policy BBFA, which has to be passed each year regarding school board member ethics. The Board than approved the non-resident student(s), and also declared property surplus. For a complete listing of items visit the website www.salem.k12.mo.us, bids must be hand written and items will need to be removed from the premises by August 31st. Mrs. Rumpf presented to the Board a Performance-Based Superintendent Evaluation, which is inline with DESE, that the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent plan to use this year to keep the Board informed and updated on their progress, and although this was only suggested, the Board unanimously approved the idea and thanked Mrs. Rumpf. She then presented the Board with five goals for the school year. The Board then approved the tax rate hearing, which is required by law for Thursday, August 26th at 6:00 followed the regular monthly meeting. The Board then accepted the resignations of Nathan Derrickson as Special Ed instructor, Laurie Barton as a part-time Art instructor and Junior High Basketball Coach, Mitch Lundy as the 7th and 8th grade Basketball Coach and Kim Bettigrew in Food Service. In Closed Session, the Board hired Jessica Stewart for 4th grade, Alesia White as Band assistant, Eyreka Peterson for Flags, Terrance Parmeter as 7th/8th grade basketball coach, and Tina McKee and Lisa Jadwin for the elementary yearbook. The meeting was then adjourned.

An accident occurred on Saturday, July 17th at 1:43 in the afternoon on Highway 19 in Salem. According to the Salem Police report, a 2000 Ford Ranger driven by Christopher Archer of Salem failed to stop and made contact with a 1999 Plymouth Voyager driven by Jeri Dahm of Salem, which was stopped in traffic. Archer, one passenger from the Ranger, and one passenger from the Voyager were transported to the Salem Memorial District Hospital for medical treatment. No vehicles were towed.

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]

Joe Mauer went 5-for-5 with a career-high seven RBI and Danny Valencia hit a grand slam for his first career home run, as the Twins pounded Kansas City, 19-1, in the opener of a three-game series. Valencia was 4-for-4 with four RBI, doubling twice and scoring four times. Both he and Mauer fell only a triple shy of the cycle. Alexi Casilla knocked in three runs and scored three, while Delmon Young went 4-for-6 with an RBI as part of a season-high tying 20-hit attack. Zack Greinke (6-10) endured a six-run first inning on the way to surrendering eight on eight hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in four forgettable frames. The Royals saved some face in the ninth after Wilson Betemit doubled home Mitch Maier for their only run. The Royals and Twins play again tonight.

The Cardinals will be in New York to start a three game series with the Mets at Citi Field.The Cardinals lead the Cincinnati Reds by a full game after the Red s lost last night. You can hear the game on KSMO starting at 5:50.

Whitey Herzog, the winningest manager in Royals history, was inducted into the Hall of Fame earlier in the day on Sunday. The "White Rat" went 410-304 in Kansas City from 1975-79 and guided the Royals to AL West division titles in 1976, '77 and '78, then went to St. Louis capturing National League titles in 1982, 1985 and 1987.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Carl W. Mayfield of Salem, age 89, will be held this morning at 10:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Interment will be in the Lake Spring Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials may be made to the Praise Temple, Inc.

Funeral services for Doris Ann Ponzer of Lake Springs, age 77, will be held today at 5:00 at the Rolla Chapel of James and Gahr Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 3:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Lake Springs Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure or the Phelps County Hospice Program.

Memorial services for Teresa Marie Eddy of Salem, age 49, will be held this evening at 7:00 pm at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Memorials are suggested to the organization of your choice.

Funeral services for Martha Martin-Wright of Steelville, age 90, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville.  Visitation will be today from 4:00 to 8:00.  Interment will be in the Cherryville Baptist Cemetery.

Funeral services for Corrine J. Zulpo of St. James, age 89, will be held Thursday morning at 11:00 at the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Rosatti. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 Wednesday evening at the James and Gahr Mortuary Chapel in St. James. A prayer service will be held Wednesday at 7:00. Interment will be in and memorials may be made to the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Rosatti.

Funeral services for Jimmie Lee Skaggs, Sr. of Salem, age 59, will be held Friday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 Thursday night. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Skaggs family.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly sunny, hot and humid with a heat index near 100 and a 50% chance for showers, high of 91.
Tonight..Partly cloudy with a 20% chance for showers, low of 73.
Wednesday.. Partly sunny, hot and humid with a heat index of 102 and a 30% chance for showers, high of 92.
Wednesday night..Partly cloudy, low of 71.

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