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An accident occurred at 12:15 Sunday afternoon in Dent County on highway 19 about five miles south of Salem at the Route B and K junction. According to the highway patrol report, a 2002 Jeep driven by 22-year old Zachary Arnold of Cape Girardeau attempted to cross the highway and pulled into the path of a 1986 Pontiac driven by 72-year old Frank Loyd of Salem, and was struck in the side. The only one injuried in the accident was an occupant in the Pontiac, 69-year old Bernie Loyd of Salem, who was taken to Salem Memorial Hospital by Salem ambulance with moderate injuries. She was the only one not wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Jeep and Pontiac both sustained moderate damage and were removed from the scene by Whitaker’s Towing of Salem.

An accident occurred at 9:30 Saturday night in Dent County on County Road 3220 near Salem. According to the highway patrol report, a 1996 Mercury Sable driven by 17-year old Orion Vannortwick of Salem ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected, ran off the left side, struck an embankment, and overturned. Vannortwick and occupant in the vehicle, 18-year old Dean Rogers of Salem, both suffered moderate injuries and were taken to the Salem Memorial District Hospital. Rogers was the only one wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Mercury Sable sustained extensive damage and was removed from the scene by Whitaker’s Towing.

The Salem Board of Alderman held their regular meeting Friday morning at the City Hall Council Chambers because City Clerk Mary Happel and Mayor Gary Brown will be at the Missouri Municipal League meetings the first part of next week. At the meeting, the board approved a request to close Doss Road between Highway 32-72 East and Roosevelt on October 31st from 4:00 to 9:00 for the Trunk or Treat event. Michelle Blackwell said that last year they drew about 2,000 people and they expect about 3,000 this year. They also approved a request to close Water Street from the 600 block of Water Street to Franklin for activities through Grace Community Church on October 31st from 4:00 to 9:00, and again on November 28th from noon to 6:00 PM. Mayor Gary Brown reported that the asphalting is now completed in the city for this year and that the sidewalk project on Water Street from Margaret to Roosevelt has been completed. He reported that the city received a report from Archer Engineering from the smoke testing and he said that some sewer lines to be videoed, and that some manholes need to be aligned. He wanted to remind people that Fall Cleanup Week would be held this week, Monday through Friday, on your regular trash day. Park and Recreation Director Greg Nash then reported that 250 children signed up for the soccer program this year which is about 20 more than last year. He said that they have 24 teams and the soccer games will begin on October 8th and last through October 31st. The board approved Bill #3181 that shows that the city is complying with the new laws concerning immigration, and they approved Bill #3182 that allows the mayor to sign a municipal tax landline settlement agreement with AT&T/SBC for $60.35. The board also approved a budget adjustment from Capital Improvement Street Backhoe funds to the Capital Improvement Water Department Backhoe funds in the amount of $16,500 to cover the final lease payment. They also approved transferring $10,000 from the Capital Improvement Mapping Water System and $10,000 from the Capital Improvement Sewer Engineering Fees to do a development study on Bio-Mass generation. This money is to see if the city can generate electricity using downed trees and limbs and could create some jobs in the area and help reduce the purchase of power. The board postponed putting out bids for the leaning and damaged trees in the Cedar Grove Cemetery until they can get a report from the Conservation Department or Forest Service on what can be done with the leaning trees. After the bills were approved, the board went into closed session to discuss litigation.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Tigers fell to the Mountain View/ Liberty Eagles Friday night by the score of 26-21. Andy Kissir, Ashton Karr and Ty Floyd scored for Salem who could not stop the Eagle running game and fullback Daniel Porter who ended up with 113 yards. Andy Kissir led Salem with 97 yards as the Tigers fall to 3-3 on the year. The Tigers will face Houston in Homecoming game Friday night at 7:00.

The Salem Lady Softball Tigers will host the Mountain View/Liberty Eagles today at 4:30 in their final home game of the year.

Jody Gerut's infield single produced the go- ahead run in the 10th inning and Ryan Braun followed with an RBI double, as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the NL Central-champion St. Louis Cardinals, 9-7, at Busch Stadium to conclude the regular season. Joel Pineiro yielded four runs on six hits over five full frames for the Cardinals. Todd Wellemeyer (7-10) took the loss giving up three runs in two innings. The Cards will face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first round of the playoffs starting Wednesday night.

Jason Kubel hit two three-run home runs as the Minnesota Twins took a 10-4 win over the Kansas City Royals to force a one-game playoff in the American League Central for the second straight year. Alberto Callaspo went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored while Alex Gordon hit a solo home run for the Royals (65-97), who closed out the season losing five of their last six games. Luke Hochevar (7-13) went just three innings and was charged with seven runs on four hits and three walks.

Shaun Hill threw two touchdown passes and the 49ers scored twice on defense and once on special teams to come away with a 35-0 blowout victory over lowly St. Louis. Kyle Boller had a forgettable game, completing 13-of-24 passes for 108 yards and an interception for a TD. Steven Jackson gained 79 yards on 23 carries for the Rams who fell to 0-4.

Steve Smith racked up 134 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 11 receptions, and the New York Giants beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 27-16. Matt Cassel went 15-of-32 for 127 yards and a pair of scores for the Chiefs (0-4). Larry Johnson gained 53 yards on 18 carries, while Sean Ryan and Bobby Wade had a TD catch each for Kansas City, which hadn't began a season 0-4 since an 8-8 campaign in 1980.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Edna Mae Fitzgerald of Salem, age 79, will be held today at the James and Gahr Chapel in Salem. Interment will be in the Morrison Cemetery.

Funeral services for Elsie L. Camden of Salem, age 94, will be held Tuesday at 1:00 at the Dent County memorial Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be held from 10:00 Tuesday morning until service time. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Dent County Relay for Life.

A memorial service for James Lloyd (Buddy) Bacon of Salem, age 68, will be held Tuesday night at 7:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00. Interment will be in the Stone Hill Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Liberty Baptist Church.

Funeral services for Flora Short of Maryland Hieghts, formerly of Steelville, age 101, will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 8;00 Tuesday. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.

Funeral services for Michael T. Brinkman of West Carrolton, Ohio, age 43, will be held Thursday at 1:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly cloudy, high of 68.
Tonight..Cloudy with a 50% chance for showers and thunderstorms, low of 58.
Tuesday..Mostly cloudy with an 80% chance for showers and thunderstorms, high around 70.
Tuesday night..Mostly clear, low of 45.
Wednesday..Mostly sunny, high near 70.

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