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The Salem Board of Aldermen held their regular meeting Monday night at the City Hall Council Chambers. The board approved the bid from Knapheide Equipment from Jefferson City for a stainless steel spreader box for $10,950 as well as a budget adjustment. There was $9,500 in the budget for the spreader box and Public Works Director Bill Huffman said that a budget adjustment of $1,450 would need to come from the street department equipment maintenance budget. The board approved the bid from the Travis Fulton Construction Company for a two-post lift the city owned for $2,104; and then approved the bid from the Brickhouse Grill to cater the City Awards Banquet. The Brickhouse Grill was the second lowest bid on a per unit basis, but are located within the city limits and pay city taxes and were given the bid by the aldermen. Public Works Director Bill Huffman said that the bridge on Rolla Road is now open to traffic although it still needs to be asphalted. He said that the material cost for the city to build the bridge was about $10,000 while the cost to get pre-cast sections and install them with a crane would have been about $43,500. Even though there was more labor costs, Huffman said that it is not close to $33,000. Huffman said that the property at the old middle school was cleaned up and that the roof will need work, but he is not sure that it is safe to get on the roof at this time. City Administrator Clayton Lucas said that two bids for the re-codification of the city codes have been received and are being reviewed at this time. A recommendation will be made at the next meeting. He also said one of the properties the city bought on Roosevelt could be rented out if the city is not going to demolish it right away as it is still in livable condition. It was recommended that real estate companies be contacted for property management. Mayor Gary Brown said that the city received a letter from Sho-Me Power for electric rates for 2012. Currently the rates are $.6469 per kilowatt hour and they would be reduced to $.6443 per kilowatt hour. Since the city has absorbed the last rate increase, no change in rates is expected. A meeting with the Mid-MO Municipal Energy Pool will be held on November 3rd in St. Robert. Mayor Brown said that 1,440 people attended the Salem TCRC in September and 1,398 attended the Salem Fitness Center. Brown said that the Clean-Up Week generated 63 tons of excess trash, and that the Electronic Recycling accounted for 11,000 pounds of electronics that took two trucks to remove. Brown reported that Premier Pyrotechnics offered the city a bonus if they bought fireworks early for the next year. The city would get 15% more product if they paid by December 1, 10% more product if paid by March 1st and 5% more product if paid by April 1st. He will talk with Larry Gray about the offer. The board discussed the Residential Yard Waste Policy and felt that it needed to be reviewed at a later time. The board then went into closed session to discuss personnel.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol released their arrest reports for two Salem men and a Bunker woman. According to their report, 28-year old Terry M. Arvin of Salem, was arrested at 11:30 at night on Wednesday, October 19th in Texas County on a felony failure to appear warrant from Phelps County. He was incarcerated in the Texas County Jail on bond. At 7:50 Saturday evening, October 22nd, 35-year old Tanya L. Dunleavy of Bunker was arrested in Reynolds County on a felony probation warrant from St. Louis County. She is being held at the Reynolds County Sheriff's Department with no bond. Also arrested was 36-year old Terry L. Long of Salem at 3:00 on Monday afternoon, October 24th in Dent County on felony Dent County warrants for driving while intoxicated and driving while his license revoked. He was incarcerated in the Dent County Jail with no bond.

With the November firearms deer season on the horizon, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds hunters there have been changes made to deer and turkey permits and tagging procedures that went into effect in this year. The November firearms deer hunt starts November 12th. The 11-day season typically accounts for about 80 percent of the firearms deer harvest each year. This year is the first time that Missouri hunters can buy deer and other hunting permits online, print them and use them immediately. Hunters can use this new e-Permits system to buy permits online or purchase them in person at MDC regional offices, nature centers and other offices statewide. Hunters also still can buy permits from hundreds of vendors statewide. Vendors still are printing permits on the familiar yellow plastic material that has been used in the past. However, the format has changed and no longer includes a separate self-adhesive tag. Within a couple of years, all permits will be issued on plain paper. The new format does not include separate tags for deer or turkeys as in the past. Under this new e-Permits format, deer and turkey permits are permit-and-tag in one. With these changes come some changes in deer and turkey tagging and checking procedures. These are explained in the 2011 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet, which is available wherever permits are sold. You can also get more information by going to their website at

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Lady Volleyball Tigers saw their season come to an end Monday in the Class 3 District Tournament in Union. Facing Owensville in first round, Salem lost in two games, both with the score of 25-13. The Lady Tigers end the season with a record of 1-28.

Game 6 of the 2011 World Series will be played tonight in St. Louis as the Texas Rangers have a 3-2 edge in the best of seven series over the Cardinals. Jaime Garcia will be pitching for the Cards, as he’ll be trying to force a Game 7. You’ll be able to hear all the action on KSMO starting at 6:00.

The St. Louis Blues will be in Vancouver tonight to face the Canucks at 9:00. The Blues have a record of 4-4 on the year, and you can hear the game joined in progress following the Cardinals game.

The Kansas City Royals named Dave Eiland pitching coach on Tuesday. The 45-year-old Eiland, who replaces Bob McClure, spent the past season as a special assistant to Andrew Friedman, Tampa Bay's executive vice president of baseball operations. Eiland was the pitching coach with the Yankees from 2008-10, helping New York win a World Series title in 2009. He had previously served as the organization's minor league pitching coach.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Faith Eugenia Dillon of Washington, age 87, will be held Thursday at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be tonight from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.

Ronald Lee Baum, age 48, of Salem passed away October 19th. No services will be held. All arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem.

Funeral Service for Ollie Cox, age 99, of Salem will be Firday, October 28 at 1:00 pm at the Wilson Morturary Salem Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday, October 27 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. All arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem.

Funeral Service for James Radis Skaggs, age 84, will be Saturday, October 29 at 10:00 am at the Look Out Assembly of God Church in Viburnum. Visitation will be Friday, October 28 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home. All arrangements are under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Cloudy with an 80% of showers and possibly a thunderstorm, high of 64.
Tonight.. Mostly cloudy with a 90% chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm, low of 41.
Thursday..Cloudy with a 50% chance of showers, high of 53.
Thursday night..Mostly clear, low of 36.
Friday..Sunny, high of 54.
Friday night..Mostly clear, low of 35.



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