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An accident occurred at 4:55 early Wednesday morning in Dent County on Highway C about two miles west of Highway 72. According to the highway patrol report, a 2003 Volkswagen Beetle was traveling west on Highway C when it ran off the right side of the roadway, traveled through the ditch, and then struck an embankment. The driver then fled the crash scene and has not yet been identified. A passenger, 19-year old Kelsey Scott of Rolla, suffered minor injuries and was transported to the Salem Memorial Hospital by the Salem ambulance. Scott was not wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Volkswagen sustained extensive damage and was removed from the scene by Whitaker’s Towing of Salem.

A couple of accidents occurred in Phelps County early Wednesday morning. The first accident happened at 3:05 on Highway BB about two miles west of St. James. According to the highway patrol report, 25-year old Phillip Sledge of Rolla was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado south when he ran off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, and ran off the left side of the road. The vehicle then struck a fence and overturned. Sledge suffered moderate injuries and was taken to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center then transferred to the University Medical Center in Columbia. The Chevrolet Silverado sustained extensive damage and was removed from the scene by Spurgeon’s Towing. The second accident occurred at 3:10 on Highway CC about four miles west of Rolla. According to the highway patrol report, 29-year old Robert Garn of Lecoma was driving a 1997 Ford Ranger east when he traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck an embankment, struck a tree, and then overturned. Garn suffered moderate injuries and was taken to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center then airlifted to the University Medical Center in Columbia. An occupant, 23-year old Rachel Warren of Rolla, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to the University Medical Center in Columbia. Neither were wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Ford Ranger was totaled and removed from the scene by C&C Towing.

The Salem R-80 Board of Education will conduct their October meeting tonight at the boardroom beginning at 6:00 pm. After approval of the agenda and communications, Superintendent Steve Carvajal will update the Board on the September membership count, facilities and the MSBA/MASA Annual Conference. In new business the Principals from each building will give updated reports on happenings at their respective buildings and the Board will address resignations. In old business the Board will consider bids on surplus property. The Board will then adjourn the regular meeting and go into executive session for the purpose of discussing personnel. The October meeting of the Salem R-80 Board of Education is open to the public.

The MU Extension will offer a free evening program that will help you interpret your soil and hay test results, as well as learn how you can use this information to make your enterprise more profitable. This program will be held on October 24, 7:00 pm at the Bank of Salem Courtesy Room. Please RSVP for this program by calling the Dent County Extension Office by October 22ND. If you have questions or need assistance with proper sampling technique, preparation, or submittal, wish to borrow our soil auger or hay probe, or would like to receive more information about this event, please contact the Dent County Extension Office at 729-3196 or email Ted Cunningham, Livestock Specialist at

Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have elevated William Stack of Salem, MO to qualify for the exclusive Million Dollar Round Table – The Premier Association of Financial Professionals.  Stack is a 5-year MDRT member. Attaining membership in MDRT places Stack among the top professionals in the global life insurance and financial services industry.  It recognizes Stack for demonstrating exceptional professional knowledge, client service and ethical conduct. In addition to qualifying for the Million Dollar Round Table, Conquest Press has chosen Stack as one of the Financial Advisors to be listed in this year’s edition of the annual publication, the ‘2013 America’s Select Financial Advisors Book’. Approximately 50 Advisors from all over the United States were chosen, with Bill being chosen to represent Missouri, for those  working with clients whose assets range primarily in the $100,000 - $5 Million category. Inclusion in this book is not only recognition of their success as a financial advisor; it’s also an acknowledgment of the high standard of excellence that they bring to the financial services industry.

Flu shots are now available at the Dent County Health Center on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday.The cost is $25. The Health Center will bill Medicare and Medicaid but you must bring your card. The Center for Disease Control recommends an annual flu shot for all those 6 months and older. The Health Center is located at 601 S. MacArthur here in Salem. For additional information you can call 729-3106.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Lady Tiger Volleyball team got their first win of the year on Monday, beating Plato in two straight games. The Lady Tigers then lost to Willow Springs on Tuesday in two straight games. Salem is now 1-21 on the year and will host Thayer tonight at the SHS gym for Senior Night. JV will start off at 6:00 with the varsity to follow. You’ll be able to hear the varsity game on KSMO and online at The game can also be seen at

Behind four solo home runs, including two from Adrian Gonzalez, and a gritty seven-inning effort out of Zack Greinke, the Los Angeles Dodgers stayed alive in the National League Championship Series by hanging on for a 6-4 Game 5 triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals to send the best-of-seven set back to the Gateway City. Matt Holliday went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Matt Adams and Matt Carpenter each collected two hits for the Cardinals, who return home for Friday's Game 6 hoping to avoid an undesired case of deja vu. St. Louis also held a 3-1 series lead in last year's NLCS, but proceeded to lose three straight to eventual World Series champion San Francisco. The Cardinals will pin their hopes on rookie sensation Michael Wacha, who outdueled Clayton Kershaw in a 1-0 St. Louis victory in Game 2, when the series shifts back to Busch Stadium. You’ll be able to hear Friday’s game on KSMO at 7:02.

The St. Louis Blues will be in Chicago tonight to face the Blackhawks at 7:00. The Blues are 4-1-0 on the year and KSMO will join this game in progress following Lady Tiger Volleyball.

St. Louis Blues forward Maxim Lapierre has been suspended pending an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit Tuesday that left Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle in a hospital. The date and time of Lapierre's hearing has yet to be determined, the NHL said on Wednesday. In-person hearings are required by the collective bargaining agreement for any suspension that could exceed five games.

Obituaries   [TOP] 

Funeral services for Elder Kenneth Parker of Bunker, age 73, will be held today at 1:00 at the United Baptist Tabernacle in Bunker. Interment will be in the Greeley Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of the McSpadden Funeral Home in Bunker.

Funeral services for Bobbie Lee Mead of Salem, age 81, will be held at a later date. All arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary of Salem.

Weather   [TOP]

Today..Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers, high of 64.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 40.
Friday..Mostly sunny, high of 66.
Friday night..Cloudy with a 60% chance for showers after midnight, low of 42.
Saturday..Mostly sunny, high of 62.
Saturday night..Mostly clear, low of 41.
Sunday..Mostly sunny, high of 65.
Sunday night..Partly cloudy, low of 45.



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