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The Salem Board of Aldermen held their regular meeting at the City Hall Council Chambers Monday night. Alderman Giacomelli was not present at the meeting. In bids, City Administrator Clayton Lucas presented three asphalt bids at a per ton price for the estimated 1,734 tons needed for the paving of Walker, Hickory, Warfel and Jack Streets and possibly Third Street. The lowest bid came from Rolla Asphalt, LLC for $76.16 per ton and the final cost if all the asphalt was used would be $132,061.44. Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission Jerry Craig reported on the meeting held prior to the Board of Aldermen meeting and recommended to rezone 900 South McArthur from Residential to Commercial. The board approved the recommendation. City Administrator Lucas reported that flag football was now underway and is being played on Saturdays, and Tuesday and Thursday nights at Al Brown Fields. He also said that an updated transportation priority list would be coming soon from MoDOT after a meeting Monday with MoDOT Engineer Preston Kramer and Bonnie Prigge from the MRPC. When received, Lucas will forward the list on to the aldermen. Mayor Gary Brown said that a SEMA drill will be held in Salem on October 16th at Oak Grove Church and this week is Clean-Up Week. He said that he received literature from Home Serv and American Water Services about insuring the main water line to your home from the water meter. Brown says the city is not recommending this service, but the decision is up to each individual homeowner. Brown reported that an special electronic and tire recycling collection would be held on Saturday, October 19th at the Water and Sewer Construction Building at Third and Grand Street from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Electronics may be submitted free except for TV’s and monitors which are $5.00 each, and tires are $1.50 for passenger tires, $5.00 for truck tires and $10 for tractor tires. Brown stated the Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management Executive Board approved their grant application in full for another recycling trailer and to pay a person to do recycling three days a week. The Department of Natural Resources still has to approve to fund the grant and the city would like to proceed January 1st of 2014. Brown also said the Salem Police Department has been approved to receive the Bullet-Proof Vest Partnership Grant. Then board approved the resolutions dealing with the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Salem Area Community betterment Association, Dent County Museum and Dent County University Extension Council. The Board tabled any decision on the Salem TCRC until the full board could be present. The board approved by a 2-1 margin a resolution to allow the mayor to execute an employment contract between the city and City Administrator Clayton Lucas with Alderman Nash voting against the extension. The Board approved the purchase of four 16-ply tires for the city loader from Purcell Tire in Viburnum for $947.70 each for a total of $3,790.80 and the tires will last about ten years. They also approved the setting of the Halloween Trick or Treat hours from 6:00 until 8:00 Halloween evening.

An accident occurred on Thursday, October 3rd at 1:39 in the afternoon at the intersection of Second and Pershing in Salem. According to the Salem Police report, Norma Bilkovic of Salem was riding a Murray bike east on Second Street when she failed to stop at the stop sign while crossing Pershing and made contact with a Chevy Impala driven by Ruth Garrett of Salem, who was driving south on Pershing approaching Second Street. Bilkovic made contact with the hood of the Impala before falling on the street. She suffered moderate injuries and was transported by ambulance to the Salem Memorial District Hospital. The bike and the Chevrolet Impala sustained moderate damage.

The Salem Police Department has released several reports. On Friday, September 27th at 11:45 in the morning, an officer made contact with a 23-year old male and a 20-year old female, both of Salem, in the 700 block of South Washington. Both had active arrest warrants from the City of Salem and were taken into custody. The male was incarcerated pending a court appearance and the female was released with a court date after posting bond. At 11:47 that same morning, an officer made contact with a 43-year old Salem male in the 200 block of North Grand who had an active felony probation and parole warrant from the State of Missouri. He was taken incarcerated in Dent County Jail. That night at 11:30, an officer made contact with a 25-year old male in the 1100 block of West Franklin who had an active arrest warrant from the City of Salem. He was taken into custody on the warrant and incarcerated pending a court appearance. Anyone with info regarding an ongoing investigation may contact the Salem Police Department at 729-4242.

Sports [TOP]

The Rolla Lady Bulldogs scored the first 11 points in the first game and cruised to a 25-10 win, followed by a strong team effort in game two to beat the Lady Volleyball Tigers in that contest by the score of 25-11. Salem is 0-12 on the year and will participate in the Licking Tournament this Saturday.

The Salem Lady Softball Tigers will be in Washington, Missouri today at 3:30 at the Knights of Columbus Field to face the St. James Lady Tigers in the first round of district play. Salem is seeded 5th in districts with a 14-8 record.  The cost of admission is $4.00 per person, six years of age and older. If you can’t make it to the game, you can hear the contest on KSMO Radio and online at

Game Five of the National League Division Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates will be held tonight at Busch Stadium. The series is tied 2-2 and the winner will face the L.A. Dodgers in the National League Championship starting on Friday. Adam Wainwright will take the mound for St. Louis opposite rookie Gerrit Cole. You’ll be able to hear the game on KSMO starting at 6:32.

The St. Louis Blues will host the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at the Scottrade Center at 7:00. The Blues are 2-0-0 on the year.

Obituaries   [TOP] 

Funeral services for Jeffrey Warner of Salem, age 44, will be this morning at 11:00 at the Salem Chapel of the James and Gahr Mortuary. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery.

Funeral services for Alice Earlene (Townsend) Weible of Salem, age 71, will be held Thursday at 12:00 (noon) at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Dent County Animal Shelter.

Funeral services for Jerry Joe Gibbs Sr. of Salem, age 64, will be held Friday at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Thursday night from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Edgar Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Edgar Cemetery.

Funeral services for Leo Christopher of Rolla, age 83, will be Friday at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Rolla City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Missouri S & T Baseball Program.

Weather   [TOP]

Today..Mostly sunny, high of 73.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 53.
Thursday..Mostly sunny, high of 76.
Thursday night..Mostly clear, low of 55.
Friday..Sunny, high of 78.
Friday night..Cloudy, low of 59.
Saturday..Cloudy with a 20% chance of showers, high of 75.
Saturday night..Cloudy with a 30% chance of showers, low of 57.



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