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The Salem Police Department released their reports involving an ambulance assist, thefts, traffic violation, loitering, domestic dispute, and an accident. On Thursday afternoon, September 9th at 3:15, an officer was detailed to Wal-Mart in reference to an ambulance assist. The investigation of the report revealed that person or persons unknown had placed glue on a toilet seat, and a 17-year old Salem man had set on the seat, gluing himself to the seat. On Friday, September 10th, an officer was contacted at the station in reference to a stealing incident. The investigation revealed that a person or persons unknown took a Winchester 30-06 rifle from a 1995 Ford F-150 located in the 100 block of East Fifth Street between 10:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. the day before. Later that evening at 6:30, a vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation. The investigation of the stop led to the arrest of a 33-year old Salem man for an open alcohol container and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was issued a summons to appear in court and was released. Later on that night at 10:30, an officer observed a male subject loitering around a residence in the 1100 block of East Center Street. The investigation of the incident led to the arrest of an 18-year old Salem man. He was issued a summons for a minor in possession of intoxicants and disorderly conduct and was then incarcerated on the charges. On Saturday, September 11th at 4:00 pm, an officer was dispatched to the Ranch Motel in reference to an accident and a possible domestic dispute. The investigation of the incident led to the arrest of a 45-year old Bixby man for stalking, property damage, violation of an ex-parte order, and traffic charges. He was incarcerated pending the issuance of a warrant. On Sunday morning, September 12th at 1:15, an officer was sent to the Mobil Convenience Store in reference to shoplifting. The investigation of the incident led to the arrest of a 26-year old Salem woman for shoplifting $7.00 of merchandise. She was issued a summons to appear in court and the merchandise was returned to Mobil. Later that afternoon at 4:20, an officer was detailed to the 500 block of North Missouri Highway 19 in reference to an accident. The investigation of the accident led to the arrest of a 30-year-old Salem woman for driving while in a drugged condition. She was issued a summons to appear in court and was transported to Salem Memorial District Hospital for treatment. Anyone with information on the theft of the rifle or the Wal-Mart incident is asked to contact the Salem Police at 573-729-4242.

A Beef Cattle Grading Clinic and Pasture Walk will be held on Thursday, September 23rd starting at 3:00 pm at the Salem Livestock Auction and will feature Corbitt Wall with the USDA-MO Livestock and Grain Market News Service. The clinic will provide information on the USDA feeder cattle grading system to include muscle, frame and condition scoring. After the grading clinic participants will have time to eat in Salem before heading to the Pasture Walk which begins at 6:30 pm at the Denny and Mary Beth Pogue Farm, which is located by taking Highway 68 north to Highway F, go about two miles to the farm entrance on the right. The Pogue’s own and operate a commercial beef farm and have used the Management Intensive Grazing for about 15 years. MU Extension State Beef Nutrition Specialist Dr. Justin Sexten will serve as a guest speaker. There is no cost for this program. For more information contact MU Extension Livestock Specialist Ted Cunningham at the Dent County Extension office by calling 729-3196.

The Salem R-80 Board of Education will conduct their monthly budget workshop on Tuesday, September 21st at the district administrative offices boardroom beginning at 6:00 pm. After approval of the agenda, Superintendent Cindy Rumpf will conduct the budget workshop. There will then be a question and answer period following the workshop. The monthly budget workshop of the Salem R-80 Board of Education is open to the public.

The Dent County Schools, Salem R-80, Oak Hill R-I, Green Forest R-II, Dent-Phelps R-III and Northwood R-IV will be closed on Monday, September 20th. Classes will resume again on Tuesday, September 21st.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Lady Softball Tigers, winners of 4 of their last 5 games, will host Steelville today at 4:30 at the Salem City Park Fields. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio and online at

The Salem Lady Volleyball Tigers will be at Licking tonight to face the Lady Wildcats. The JV play will begin at 6:00 followed by the varsity contest.

Tyler Colvin belted a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh and Aramis Ramirez added a two-run shot an inning later, as the Cubs completed their first three-game sweep in St. Louis since 1988 with a 7-3 decision over the Cardinals. Chris Carpenter (15-7) was charged with five runs on seven hits to go with a walk and six strikeouts before leaving with a right hamstring cramp with one out in the seventh inning. The Cardinals, losers in five of six overall, are now eight games behind Cincinnati and the Reds magic number is now 10. Randy Winn had three hits for the Cardinals who will host the San Diego Padres tonight at 6:55 on KSMO Radio.

Wilson Betemit hit his first career grand slam to back five innings from Bruce Chen, as Kansas City rallied from an early deficit to best Oakland, 6-3, in the rubber match of a three-game set from Kauffman Stadium. Billy Butler hit a two-run homer and walked twice for the Royals, who won the final two contests in the series. Chen (10-7) allowed six hits and three runs with two strikeouts to win for the first time in three starts. Joakim Soria turned in a scoreless ninth for his 38th save. The Royals have the day off today.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Ernest Everette Goforth of Salem, age 82, will be held today at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Interment will be in the Bunker Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Salem United Baptist Church.

Funeral services Allen Douglas Manahan of Salem, age 92, will be Friday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery.

Funeral services for Robert N. Lincoln of Cuba, age 80, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Rosati. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Memorials are suggested to the Heartland Hospice.

Memorial services for Velma Lucella (Dewitt) Settles of Bakersfield, California, age 79, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the Fox Chapel in Licking.

Graveside services for Robert Boren of St. James, age 78, will be held Saturday at 2:00 at the Gorman Cemetery. All the arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James.

Funeral services for Geraldine T. Stephens of Salem, age 92, will be held Monday at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Memorial services for Beulah M. Mead of Salem, age 93, will be held Friday, September 24 at 7:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 5:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Dupont, Ohio. Memorials are suggested to the Columbus Grove, Ohio, Eastern Star Chapter.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly cloudy this morning with a 20% chance for showers, then clearing by the afternoon, high of 81 with temperatures dropping during the afternoon.
Tonight..Clear and cooler, low of 53.
Friday..Mostly sunny, high around 80.
Friday night..Partly cloudy, low of 61.
Saturday..Partly cloudy, high of 87.



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