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The City of Salem Board of Alderman will conduct their regular meeting tonight at the City Hall Council Chambers located at 202 North Washington beginning at 7:00 pm. After approval of the agenda, City Administrator Clayton Lucas will update the Board on various items concerning the city. Alderman Kenneth Nash, Jerry Randell, Hayden Powell and Philip Giacomelli will address items also concerning the City of Salem. The Mayor of Salem, Gary Brown will then give his report on issues involving the city and the Board may then vote to go into Closed Session. The regular meeting of the City of Salem Board of Alderman tonight at 7:00 is open to the public.

The Dent County Extension Council will conduct a meeting tonight at the Salem Freedom Activity Center beginning at 5:30 pm. The program will include a continuation of their Annual Program Review, where they look at their current programming and determine what new programs need to occur as well as what programs are no longer be needed. The meeting of the Dent County Extension Council at 5:30 this evening is open to the public.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol released their reports. On Tuesday, October 16th at 7:55 in the evening in Dent County, 26 year-old Brandon Baxter was arrested and charged with 4 felony warrants out of the Madison County Police Department of Indiana, 2 counts of burglary and 2 counts for theft. He was arrested and is being held in the Dent County Jail on bond. On Thursday, October 18th at 8:05 in the evening in Dent County, 37 year-old Joshua Miers of Rolla was arrested and charged with a felony warrant out of probation and parole in District 11 for a probation violation and amphetamine possession, felony warrant from the Sheriff’s Office in Pulaski County for failure to appear in court and marijuana possession, misdemeanor warrant out of Salem from the Police Department for a moving traffic violation, possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. He is being held in the Dent County Jail on no bond.

The City of Salem and Dent County residents are invited to attend the second of six work session meetings designed to create a strategic plan that will help shape the future direction of their community on Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:00. Attendees of the meeting will have the opportunity to help write the community’s vision statement. With a vision statement in place, residents attending the meeting will then complete a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) plan. The plan will identify those four elements as they relate to Salem and Dent County, giving residents a better sense of specific goals they may have for the community and which goals are feasible. Once the SWOT plan is complete, attendees of the October 23rd meeting will also begin shaping the action plan portion of the strategic planning process. According to Connie Willman of the MRPC, the action plan will identify not only the needs of the community, but the resources available to help meet those needs. The Dent County and Salem strategic plan was initially created in 1994 as a means to identify the goals and objectives of the city and county–items and issues residents and leaders wish to address–and provide schedules and funding options to accomplish those goals. It was last updated in 1997. The City of Salem sponsored the effort and contracted with MRPC to help lead the work sessions and update the plan. Citizens of rural Dent County have also been invited to participate in the process, as Salem city leaders recognize that the direction taken by the city has an impact on the entire county and that county residents are often involved with projects within Salem.

An accident occurred at 3:00 Thursday afternoon in Phelps County on Highway 8 about three miles east of St. James. According to the highway patrol report, a 1995 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by 45-year old Brian Rippeto of St. James was traveling west on Highway 8. The truck ran off the left side of the roadway and struck an embankment. Rippeto suffered moderate injuries and was taken to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center by the St. James ambulance. The Silverado was totaled and removed by Spurgeon’s Towing.

An accident occurred at 6:40 Sunday evening in Phelps County on Highway E about half a mile north of Rolla. According to the highway patrol report, a northbound 1983 Cadillac Deville driven by David Johnson of Rolla struck a pedestrian, 31-year old Tabitha Daniels of Rolla. Daniels suffered minor injuries and was taken by private vehicle to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center. The Cadillac sustained no damage and was driven from the scene.

Sports [TOP]

The Cabool Bulldogs scored two touchdowns in the first 5:11 of the game, but Salem outscored Cabool the rest of the way by a 41-7 margin to beat the Bulldogs, 41-21 to stop a three game losing streak. Brady Floyd scored three touchdowns, Austin Rogers added two more TD’s and Zane Kyzer also scored for the Tigers who finish the regular season with a 6-3 record and finished third in District seeding. Kyzer finished with 181-yards rushing, Floyd rushed for 115-yards and Rogers ended up with 101- yards rushing for the game. Salem will face Logan-Rogersville in the first round of District play Thursday night starting at 7:00 at the Salem High School Football Field. Admission to the game will be $5.00 per person six years of age and older, and no passes will be allowed.

The Salem Lady Tiger Volleyball team will play Owensville in the first round of their District Tournament in Union tonight. The game is set to start at 6:15.

Ryan Vogelsong stifled the St. Louis Cardinals over seven splendid innings and Marco Scutaro went 2-for-3 with two RBI as the never-say-die San Francisco Giants forced a deciding Game 7 of the National League Championship Series with a 6-1 decision at AT&T Park. Chris Carpenter was tagged for five runs, two earned, on six hits over four innings to record the loss. Game 7 will take place tonight at AT&T Park with Matt Cain scheduled to take the mound for San Francisco against the Cardinals' Kyle Lohse. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio starting with the pre-game show at 6:30.

Aaron Rodgers completed 30-of-37 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns, lifting the Green Bay Packers over the St. Louis Rams, 30-20. Sam Bradford connected on 21-of-34 passes for 255 yards, one touchdown and an interception for the Rams (3-4), who will play the Patriots on Sunday in London.

Obituaries   [TOP] 

Funeral services for Clark Harmon of Salem, age 84, will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be held Tuesday night from 5:00-8:00. Interment will be in the Pleasant Point Cemetery in Steelville.

Funeral services for Wanda S. Garrison of Licking, age 66, will be held Wednesday at noon at the Boone Creek Baptist Church in Licking. Visitation will be from 10:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the Ashley Creek Kell Cemetery in Montauk. Memorials may be made to the Licking Bridge Builders. All arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem.

Weather   [TOP]

Today..Partly sunny with a 20% chance of showers, high of 61.
Tonight..Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers, low of 61.
Tuesday..Partly sunny, high of 78.
Tuesday night..Partly cloudy, low of 58.
Wednesday..Mostly sunny, high of 80.
Wednesday night..Partly cloudy, low of 61.
Thursday..Sunny high of 77.

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