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The Salem R-80 Board of Education held their final budget workshop Tuesday evening. Superintendent Cindy Rumpf explained expenditures to just a couple people in attendance. The Annual Secretary Budget Report (ASBR) for the 2009/2010 school year showed in reserves in Fund I (which everything is paid out of except teachers and construction) $2,633,903.39 and Fund IV (which is for capital projects, roofs, HVAC and additions) had an ending balance of $2,537,934.70. Estimated revenue for the 2010/2011 school year is $12,470,123 and estimated expenses are at $13,048,963 leaving a deficit of $578,840; which resulted from paying the Career Ladder Program for this school year and the roofing projects that needed to be addressed. Rumpf did note that there is 18% in the reserve funds. She also noted that this year is the last year for the stabilization money and that hopes are high that the jobs bill may help funding for next year. With the state cuts, summer school may not survive this year and R-80 was told not to consider it next year. The ARRA Funds will disappear in the year 2011/2012. With so much uncertainty with the economy, the R-80 Board of Education is watching very carefully and weighing in on each decision that needs to be made regarding expenses, revenues, and funds for each of their accounts on a daily basis. The Salem R-80 school district is using a pilot program this year governed by the federal government for accountability of all the funds. There are timelines on a lot of the funding received. Rumpf did note that next year, there would also be a program of accountability regarding teacher evaluations as well. The meeting was then adjourned.

The Salem R-80 Board of Education will conduct their regular monthly meeting tonight at the district administrative offices boardroom beginning at 6:00 pm. The Board will address program evaluations on safety, transportation and the co/extra curricular activities followed by communications. Superintendent Cindy Rumpf will address the district activity calendar, give a budget update and inform the Board about MSIP. In new business, the Board will hear from the CIA-PLC leadership teams, address the MUSIC renewal, approve the 2010/2011 comprehensive school improvement plans and approve bus routes. The Board will then adjourn and move into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing property. The regular monthly meeting of the Salem R-80 Board of Education is open to the public.

The Salem Memorial District Hospital Board of Directors will conduct their regular monthly meeting tonight in the hospital library beginning at 6:00 pm. After approval of the agenda and the minutes from the tax meeting and regular meeting held back on August 19th, Administrator Dennis Pryor will update the Board on the auxiliary report, hospital calendar and legislative issues. Following the summary of operations and statistics report for the month of August and the Director of Nursing Report will be the chief of staff report. In old business, the Board will discuss a strategic planning update, the hospital lagoon, the hospital foundation committee and the annual bylaw review. In new business, the Board will address the finance committee appointments, the dialysis state survey, address the Joint Board of Directors/Medical Staff dinner on December 9th at the Holiday Inn Express, the Employee Holiday Awards dinner at the Salem City Hall on December 10th and hospital purchases. The Board may then vote to go into Closed Session. The regular monthly meeting of the Salem Memorial District Hospital Board of Directors is open to the public. 

Local historian Ken Fiebelman’s Volume 7 of the Ozark Heritage History Book, Sesquicentennial Pictorial Edition, was recently released. The book features 3800 photographs and stories never used in previous books. The price is $106.75 by check or money order, and layaways are also available, if it is more convenient.  Copies are available at the Ozark Information Center on Highway 19 South in Salem. For additional information contact Ken Fiebelman at 729-5707.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Lady Volleyball Tigers will host Richland today starting at 4:30 at the Salem City Park Fields. Salem enters the game with an 8-8 record. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio and online at ksmoradio.com.

The Salem Lady Volleyball Tigers will host the Houston Tigers tonight in SCA play starting at 6:00 with the JV action with the varsity match to follow. You can hear the varsity contest on KSMO Radio and online at ksmoradio.com.

Pedro Alvarez homered and knocked in four runs, as the Pirates pounded the St. Louis Cardinals, 11-6, to expand their season-high winning streak to five games. Kyle Lohse (4-8) and P.J. Walters were both hit hard for the Cardinals. Lohse started and yielded seven hits and six runs over three innings, while Walters was touched for seven hits and five runs in four frames. Dan Descalso recorded a two-run double in the eighth inning for the Cardinals, who lost for the seventh time in 10 games. Colby Rasmus had a pair of hits and scored twice. The Cards and Pirates play this morning at 11:15 and you can hear the game on KSMO.

Max Scherzer spun 7 2/3 scoreless innings and Brennan Boesch doubled in two runs to push Detroit past Kansas City, 4-2, in the rubber match of a three-game set. Kyle Davies (8-11) went the distance in defeat, allowing four runs on seven hits while issuing one walk and striking out six over eight innings for the Royals, who have lost four of their last six contests. The Royals will be at Cleveland tonight.

David Perron had a goal and an assist, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 5-1 preseason win over the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. Ben Bishop stopped 23-of-24 shots for the Blues, who also got goals from Jay McClement, Alexander Steen, Philip McRae and Graham Mink. David Backes had two assists in the win. Minnesota will be at St. Louis Friday night.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Rozella Bowen of Black, age 85, will be held today at 1:00 at the Locust Grove United Baptist Church in Oates. Interment will be in the Myers Cemetery in Oates. Memorials may be made to the Locust Grove United Baptist Church in Oates. All the arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary in Viburnum.

Graveside services for Ann Freeman of Rolla, age 72, will be held Friday at Noon at the Ozark Hills Memorial Garden Rolla. Visitation will be held Friday morning from 10:00 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.

Funeral services for Alfred (Alf) D. Maxwell of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, formerly of Rolla, age 37, will be held Friday at 2:00 at the St. Patrick Church in Rolla. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Interment will be in the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens in Rolla.

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 and breezy, high of 88.
Tonight..Partly cloudy early, then becoming mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for showers, low of 66.
Friday..Cloudy with a 70% chance for showers and thunderstorms, high of 75.
Friday night..Partly cloudy and cooler, low of 52.
Saturday..Mostly sunny, high of 75.

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