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The Salem Police Department released their reports. On October 11th at 7:35 in the morning, an officer was sent to the 1500 block of South Gertrude in reference to a theft. The investigation revealed that persons unknown had taken a 1000-watt speaker amp from a vehicle. At 6:41 that evening, an officer was dispatched to the 800 block of East Center in reference to a domestic assault. Investigation led to the arrest of a 30-year old Salem man for assault. He was issued a summons to appear in court and released. On October 12th at 5:56 in the evening, an officer was detailed to the 900 block of East First Street in reference to check on the well-being of an individual. Investigation revealed that 50-year old Michael W. Williams was deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound according to the police departments and coroner investigation. At 10:30 that night, a vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation that led to the arrest of a 21-year old Salem man for supplying intoxicants to a minor. He was issued a summons to appear in court and released. Anyone with any information regarding the theft, which is still under investigation, is asked to please contact the Salem Police Department at 729-4242.

The Dent County Commissioners met for their regular meeting Monday morning at the Dent County Courthouse. In the road report in District 1, Commissioner Bobby Simpson reported that grading was going to be done on Dent County Roads 6210, 6320, 6400 and 6460. Simpson stated that materials would be hauled to Dent County Road 6070, and brush was going to be cut on Dent County Roads 6170 and 6370. Simpson also reported that the Road and Bridge Department’s budget after three quarters of the year is 72% spent, or just about where it should be. This is remarkable in the fact that many county roads have had major repairs made to them from the storms. In District 2, Commissioner J.J. Tune said that grading was going to be done on Dent County Roads 2160, 2590, 2593, 2600, 3020 and 3050. Tune stated that materials would be hauled to Dent County Roads 3080 and 3115, and that workers would be using the dura-patcher to finish patching the chip and seal roads. Presiding Commissioner Skiles reported that he attended a TAC meeting at the MRPC last Thursday and MoDOT set their priorities for the state for the next 20 years, and reported that if they could do everything that they need to do, MoDOT would be about 13 billion dollars short of expected revenues. Some of the projects they want to do include rebuilding Interstate 44 and making Highway 63 a four-lane highway from the Iowa to the Arkansas line. He said that three bridges in Dent County are scheduled to be replaced: the one-lane bridge on Route H, the bridge on Route NN and the Spring Creek Bridge on Highway 32-72 East. Skiles will attend an Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District meeting on Tuesday, and he wanted to remind the commissioners of the electronic recycling that is to be held this Saturday from 9:00 to 1:00 at Third and Grand Streets in Salem. Dent County Clerk Angie Curley reported that as of Monday morning, there have been 420 absentee ballots cast or mailed out, and the last day to have an absentee ballot mailed out will be Wednesday, October 29th. She said you can absentee vote at the courthouse until November 3rd, and if you are not sure of where you are supposed to vote or you have moved since the last election and need to find out where you are supposed to vote, go by the Dent County Clerk’s Office in the Dent County Courthouse. Jerry Clemens also came by the meeting to discuss a problem he is having access a county road with the National Forest Service in order to remove some timber. Clemens has property that lies in both Dent and Iron County. The next meeting of the Dent County Commissioners will be Thursday morning at 9:00 and the meeting is open to the public.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will perform pavement repairs on Route 72 in Dent and Phelps Counties today and Wednesday, October 14th and 15th. The work will take place between the intersections of Highway 32 and Route KK. Workers and equipment will be on the roadway between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., weather permitting. For additional information regarding this or other transportation-related topics, call the MoDOT Customer Service Center, toll-free, at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636).

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Lady Volleyball Tigers will host the Mountain View Liberty Lady Eagles tonight starting at 6:00. It is Netcoming tonight and the ceremony will take place between the JV and varsity contest. You can hear the varsity contest on KSMO Radio and online at www.ksmoradio.com starting at about 7:00 this evening.

Brad Boyes scored the game-winner in the shootout as the St. Louis Blues downed the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-4, at Air Canada Centre. Paul Kariya and Patrik Berglund each had a goal and an assist while Boyes also lit the lamp in regulation for the Blues, who have won two of three to start the season. Keith Tkachuk scored his fourth goal of the year and Andy McDonald had his third straight two-assist game while Legace made 35 saves in the win. The Blues went 2-for-5 on the power play. St. Louis begins a seven-game home stand on Thursday against Dallas.

Shane Victorino's two-run homer tied the game in the eighth, and Matt Stairs delivered the go-ahead pinch-hit two-run shot later in the same frame as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Dodgers, 7-5, to take a commanding 3-1 series lead after four games of the National League Championship Series. The Phillies are now one victory away from their first World Series appearance since 1993. Game 5 will be on Wednesday.

B.J. Upton and Rocco Baldelli each hit a three- run homer as Tampa Bay crushed Boston, 9-1, in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park. Evan Longoria and Carlos Pena also went deep for the Rays, who took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series with the four-homer attack. Game 4 is tonight in Boston.

The Kansas City Royals have named Kevin Seitzer as hitting coach; and named John Gibbons as the new bench coach.

NHL Scores:

Detroit 3, Carolina 1
Buffalo 7, NY Islanders 1
NY Rangers 4, New Jersey 1
Montreal 5, Philadelphia 3
Washington 5, Vancouver 1
Nashville 3, Chicago 2 (SO)

National Football League Score:

Cleveland 31, NY Giants 14

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Pearl Asher of Boss, age 91, will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the Salem Chapel of the James and Gahr Mortuary. Visitation will be held today from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Boss Cemetery.

Funeral services for Michael W. Williams of Salem, age 50, will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be today from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the 195 Church of Christ Youth Van.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Mostly cloudy with fog this morning with a 20% chance for an afternoon shower, high of 72.
Tonight..Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance for showers, low of 58.
Wednesday..Cloudy with a 70% chance for showers and thunderstorms, high of 71.
Wednesday night..Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for showers, low of 48.

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