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The City of Salem Board of Aldermen will conduct their regular meeting tonight at the City Hall Council Chambers. After the roll call and approval of the consent agenda, Grace Community Church will request permission to block off Water Street from Franklin Street to the south end of their parking lot for the purpose of a weekend event that will celebrate the 75th anniversary of their church beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday, October 15th and ending Sunday, October 17th at 3:00 in the afternoon. In unfinished business, the board will discuss the ongoing problems with R&C Family Mobile Home Park. The Board will also discuss the existing pole agreements and franchise fee. Mayor Gary Brown will report on the MML Conference held last week and alderman reports will also be heard. Park and Recreation Director Greg Nash will then give his report on the Park Board Meeting that was held on September 14th. City Clerk Mary Happel will present Bill #3208 for approval. The bill would create a needed ordinance so the Mayor can sign the contract with MoDOT for the construction of sidewalks along Route J from the hiking and biking trail to the city park. In new business, Waste Corporation will request approval from the Board to hold the fall cleanup the week of October 11th-15th. Nanci Wisdom will then present a request from the Cozumel Mexican Restaurant for a liquor license. The Board will then adjourn. The regular meeting of the City of Salem Board of Aldermen is open to the public.

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, call MU Extension Livestock Specialist Ted Cunningham at the Dent County Extension office by calling 729-3196.

An accident happened Sunday evening at 6:25 on Route AC about two miles south of Boss in Dent County. According to the highway patrol report, 17-year old John R. Skaggs of Boss was driving a 1989 Yamaha ATV southbound when he lost control of the ATV. It overturned and ejected Skaggs from the vehicle. Skaggs suffered serious injuries and was flown to St. Johns Hospital in Springfield. The Yamaha sustained extensive damage and Skaggs was not wearing a safety device at the time of the accident. The ATV was left at the scene at the request of the owner.

The Dent County Farm Bureau and the Dent County Cattleman are sponsoring a public meeting about the reintroduction of Elk in Missouri and the concerns among area landowners. The meeting will be held tomorrow night at the Salem City Hall beginning at 7:00. Mr. Tom Draper, Deputy Director Missouri Conservation Commission; Mr. Dan Cassidy, Chief Administrative Officer Missouri Farm Bureau; Mr. Jeff Windett, Executive Vice-President Missouri Cattleman Association; and Tom Jones, representing the Rocky Mountain Elk Association will be the speakers and each will have 15 minutes for their presentations. Following the four speakers there will be a question and comment period with no more than five minutes per individual for comments. The meeting will adjourn at 9:00 pm.

The Salem R-80 Board of Education will conduct their monthly budget workshop tomorrow at the district administrative offices boardroom beginning at 6:00 pm. After approval of the agenda, Superintendent Cindy Rumpf will conduct the budget workshop followed by a question and answer period. The monthly budget workshop of the Salem R-80 Board of Education is open to the public.

Sports [TOP]

Salem fumbled the ball away seven times, but was still able to beat Willow Springs Friday night, 21-7. Ryan Smith ran for 98 yards with two scores and Ben Adams added a score as Salem moves to 2-2 on the year and in the SCA. Salem will be in Mountain Grove Friday to face the Panthers.

The Salem Lady Softball Tigers will be at Dixon today starting at 4:30.

Blaine Gabbert and T.J. Moe connected on a 68-yard scoring strike with under a minute left to lift the Missouri Tigers to a thrilling 27-24 victory over the San Diego State Aztecs in a non- conference clash at Memorial Stadium. Gabbert threw for 351 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions to pace the Tigers (3-0), while Michael Egnew hauled in 13 passes for 145 yards and Moe added seven catches for 119 yards to go with the decisive score.

Adam Wainwright pitched eight strong innings and the Cardinals shut down San Diego, 4-1, in the finale a four-game series. Wainwright (19-11), allowed five hits, one run, walked three and had seven strikeouts. Colby Rasmus homered for the Cardinals, who pulled within six games of the NL Central-leading Reds. The Cards will be in Miami today to face the Florida Marlins at 2:00 on KSMO.

Yuniesky Betancourt stole home to cap off a four-run second inning as Kansas City escaped with a 6-4 win over Cleveland. Kila Ka'aihue and Mitch Maier each drove in a pair of runs for the Royals. Luke Hochevar (6-5) earned the win after allowing three runs, eight hits and a walk in six innings, and Joakim Soria locked down his 39th save with a perfect ninth inning. Kansas City will be at Detroit tonight.

Bruce Gradkowski replaced Jason Campbell after halftime and led Oakland to the go-ahead touchdown, as the Raiders held off the St. Louis Rams, 16-14, in their home opener. Rookie Sam Bradford completed 14-of-25 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns to Mark Clayton, and was intercepted once as the Rams (0-2) dropped another close game.

Ryan Succop kicked two second-half field goals to put the Chiefs in front, and Kansas City held on for a 16-14 win over the Cleveland Browns. Succop connected on three field goals overall, while Brandon Flowers had an interception return for a touchdown for the Chiefs (2-0). Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel finished with 176 yards on 16-of-28 passing with two picks.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Graveside services for Ann Freeman of Rolla, age 72, will be held Friday at Noon at the Ozark Hills Memorial Garden Rolla. Visitation will Friday from 10 until Noon at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla. Memorials are suggested to the Boys Scouts of America or Dent County Animal Shelter.

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.

Funeral services for Rozella Bowen of Oats, age 85, are incomplete at this time, but under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Mostly sunny, high of 88.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 66.
Tuesday..Mostly sunny, high of 89.
Tuesday night..Partly cloudy, low of 68.
Wednesday..Partly cloudy, high of 85.
Wednesday night..Mostly clear, low of 65.
Thursday..Partly cloudy and breezy, high of 88.
Thursday night..Chance for showers, low of 61.

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