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Intercounty Electric reports that about 6,000 people were without power yesterday after two storm surges came through the area. The main causes of outages were due to the strong winds causing debris as well as falling trees and limbs that damaged lines and poles. High water is another source of damage and it also hindered repair efforts. Widespread damage was reported in the Rolla, Salem, Darien and Edgar Springs areas. There are scattered outages throughout the system as well. To add to the problem, phone service between Rolla and Edgar Springs was damaged. Intercounty crews will continue working to restore electric and they ask all members to stay clear of downed or low hanging power lines. Intercounty Electric members need to call them at 1-866-621-3679 to report problems.

The storm caused a number of creeks and streams to flood and caused downed trees and power outages in the city. A tree blocked Franklin Street between Pershing and Highway 19 yesterday morning and the corner of 3rd and Martin was also impassable Sunday morning. The city reminds those who have limbs down to please break them up and place them at the edge of your property. Since the damage is widespread, it may take some time to collect all the limbs and debris.

The City of Salem Board of Aldermen will hold their regular meeting at 7:00 tonight at the city hall council chambers. Prior to the meeting will be the hearing of the Planning and Zoning Commission for the purpose of organizing and electing officers, and to hear a request for a conditional use permit to sell used vehicles at the 4th Street Mall. In the regular meeting, the board will hear from Dr. Richard Cole and Dottie Link about Laurie Walker coming to their trailer park on East Center and leading the renters to believe she was a city employee. Laurie Walker will then follow up on the petition she gave to the city at the last meeting. After the consent agenda, the board will take care of unfinished business including City Clerk Mary Happel attending the LAGERS annual meeting, a discussion with Fidelity Cable about rates and service, and a discussion with Ameren UE about service and a local office. The board will hear from City Engineer Bill Huffman on the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting held prior to the regular meeting. Alderman Bill Riley wants to discuss hiring in the construction department and miscellaneous items; Alderman Jim McDainels wants to address signs and excess wire on utility poles as well as miscellaneous items, and Aldermen Jim Jackson and Kenneth Nash will discuss miscellaneous items. Mayor Gary Brown will follow with his comments. The board will then hear a petition for annexation from John and Johanna Wegmann at 900 East Rolla Road. This property was supposed to have been annexed several years ago, but the legal description was wrong so the property was never annexed. After the approval of bills, the board will go into closed session. The hearing and the meeting are both open to the public.

An accident happened at 7:30 Thursday evening in Jasper County on the Flying J parking lot. According to the highway patrol report, a 2005 Kenworth driven by 46-year old Michael Williams of Star City, Arkansas attempted a right turn in the Flying J parking lot, and the trailer of the Kenworth struck the cab of a parked 2008 Volvo. 46-year old Manual Gearhart of Salem was working on the engine of the Volvo when the Kenworth struck the hood, causing Gearhart to be pushed into the windshield of the Volvo. Gearhart suffered minor injuries and was taken to St. John’s Hospital in Joplin. The Kenworth was driven from the scene. The Volvo was left at the scene.

The Public Water Supply District #1 of Dent County will conduct their monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 16th at the Salem Community Center located at 606 North McGrath Lane beginning at 7:00. After disbursements, the Board will hear several reports including the water testing report, the Presidents report, and the IECA report. There will then be a discussion of any general or new business that comes before the Board. The Board may then vote to go into closed session. The regular meeting is open to the public.

Sports [TOP]

Yousef Ibrahim scored on runs of 66 yards and 31 yards to help lead the Salem Tigers to a 35-0 win over Cabool Friday night. Ibranim finished with 170 yards rushing on the night. Brady Adams, Ty Floyd and Derek Freeman each scored for Salem who improved to 2-1 on the year and 1-1 in the SCA. Salem will host Ava Friday night and you can hear the game on KSMO Radio.

The Salem Lady Softball Tigers will host Thayer today starting at 4:30. The Lady Tigers enter the game with a 2-5 record.

The Salem Lady Volleyball Tigers will travel to West Plains to face the Lady Zizzers. The matches will begin at 6:00.

Chase Daniel took the top spot in Missouri passing yardage with a 405-yard performance as the No. 6 Tigers throttled Nevada, 69-17. Daniel carved the Nevada defense on 23-of-28 passing with four touchdowns, thanks in no small part to another great performance by Jeremy Maclin, who gained 172 yards on six catches, three of them touchdowns. Daniel had entered the day only 52 yards behind Brad Smith (8,799) for tops in career passing yardage in school history. His 80-yard scoring strike to Maclin in the first quarter vaulted him past Smith. The Heisman Trophy candidate has 9,152 passing yards for his Missouri career. Chase Coffman had six grabs for 127 yards and a score for Missouri (3-0). The Tigers face Buffalo Saturday.

Nate McLouth went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and finished with two runs driven in and three scored, as the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with a 7-2 victory. Skip Schumaker and Aaron Miles both drove in a run for the Cardinals, who have let five straight games slip away. Brad Thompson (5-3) took the loss after surrendering six runs on nine hits over 3 2/3 innings of work. The Cardinals are off today.

Ryan Shealy homered twice and drove in five runs in Kansas City's 13-3 thrashing of the Cleveland Indians. Mike Aviles went 3-for-5 and scored three times for the Royals, who took three of four from Cleveland and have won four of five overall. Brian Bannister (8-15) gave up three runs on six hits in six innings, with two strikeouts and a walk, to pick up the win. The Royals will be in Seattle tonight.

Eli Manning connected on 20-of-29 passes for 260 yards and three touchdowns as the New York Giants crushed the St. Louis Rams, 41-13, at Edward Jones Dome. Marc Bulger was 20-of-32 passing for 177 yards with a TD and a pick for the Rams (0-2), who have dropped four straight to the Giants.

Darren McFadden rushed for a career-best 164 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries and Sebastian Janikowski booted a franchise-record 56-yard field goal, as Oakland shut down Kansas City, 23-8, in a Week 2 matchup from Arrowhead Stadium. Tyler Thigpen was subpar in defeat, going 14-of-33 for 151 yards, one touchdown and an interception for the Chiefs (0-2), who have dropped 11 consecutive games.

Major League Baseball Scores:

Chicago 5, Houston 0
Atlanta 7, NY Mets 4
Florida 8, Washington 7
Colorado 1, LA Dodgers 0 (10 inngs)
San Francisco 8, San Diego 6 (10 inngs)
Cincinnati 2, Arizona 1 (10 inngs)
Philadelphia 7, Milwaukee 3, (Game One)
Philadelphia 6, Milwaukee 1 (Game Two)
Chicago White Sox 4, Detroit 2, (Game One)
Chicago White Sox 11, Detroit 7, (Game Two)
NY Yankees 8, Tampa Bay 4
Baltimore 7, Minnesota 3
Boston 4, Toronto 3\
LA Angels 4, Seattle 3
Oakland 7, Texas 4

NFL Scores:

Tennessee 24, Cincinnati 7
Buffalo 20, Jacksonville 16
Indianapolis 18, Minnesota 15
Carolina 20, Chicago 17
Green Bay 48, Detroit 25
Washington 29, New Orleans 24
Tampa Bay 24, Atlanta 9
San Francisco 33, Seattle 30 (OT)
New England 19, NY Jets 10
Denver 39, San Diego 38
Arizona 31, Miami 10
Pittsburgh 10, Cleveland 6

Obituaries   [TOP].

Funeral services for Laura L. Myers of Chesterfield, formerly of Rolla, age 86, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 10:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Ozark Memorial Gardens in Rolla.  Memorials are suggested to the HOSPICE at Delmar Gardens in Chesterfield.

Funeral services for Garrett Manthey of Salem, age 5, will be held this afternoon at 1:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be Private. Memorials are suggested to the Manthey Family or to the Manthey Cemetery.

A private memorial service for Hazel L. Frisbee of Rolla, age 81, will be held at a later date.  All arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.

Funeral services for Robert “Bob” Bailey of Salem, age 81, will be held Wednesday at 3:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from 2:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Salem with Full Military Honors.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly cloudy, high of 68.
Tonight..Clear and cool, low of 48.
Tuesday.Sunny, high of 75.
Tuesday night..Clear, low of 49.
Wednesday..Mostly sunny, high of 78.
Wednesday night..Clear, low of 51.
Thursday..Mostly sunny, high of 78.
Thursday night..Mostly clear, low of 54.

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