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The City of Salem Board of Alderman received and accepted an invitation from sawmill owners for an open discussion on their concerns involving the possibility of a biomass plant being located in Salem. A meeting will be held tonight at the City Hall Council Chambers beginning at 7:00 pm. The meeting is open to the public.

The Salem Police Department released their reports involving damage to a vehicle, a domestic dispute, and theft. On Thursday, November 11th at 6:50 in the morning, an officer was detailed to the 1000 block of West Coffman in reference to damage to a vehicle. The investigation of the report revealed that a person or persons unknown damaged the ignition on a 1997 Ford Contour that was parked at a residence. The value of the damage is approximately $100. At 12:15 that same afternoon, an officer was dispatched to the 600 block of North Washington in reference to a domestic dispute. The investigation of the report led to the arrest of a 25 year-old Salem male for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was issued a summons to appear in court and released. Then at 1:00 p.m. that afternoon, an officer was contacted at the Salem Police Department in reference to a theft from the Bonebrake Center. The investigation of the report revealed that a person or persons unknown took a 100 pounds propane tank valued $235. Anyone with any information regarding the damage to a vehicle or theft reports, which are still under investigation, are asked to contact the Salem Police Department by calling 729-4242.

The Salem R-80 Board of Education will conduct their monthly meeting tonight at the district administrative offices boardroom beginning at 6:00 pm. After BOE yearbook group picture and approval of the agenda and communications, Superintendent Cindy Rumpf will update the Board on the parent/teacher conferences and the professional development day. In new business, there will be an MSBA/MASA annual conference report, the setting of Board election filing dates, selection of the MSBA Belcher Scholarship recipient and the Board will approve budget revisions. The Board will then approve the auditor’s report and the MSIP advanced questionnaire. The Board will then adjourn and go into Closed Session for the purpose of discussing personnel and discipline. The regular monthly meeting of the Salem R-80 Board of Education is open to the public.

The Salem Memorial District Hospital Board of Directors will conduct their regular monthly meeting tonight in the hospital library beginning at 6:00 pm. After approval of the agenda, the minutes from the previous meeting held October 21st, Administrator Dennis Pryor will update the Board on the summary of operations and statistics report of October, the Auxiliary report, the hospital activity calendar and legislative issues. Director of Nursing Carol Lacy will then update the Board on the nursing services and ancillary service reports, followed by the Chief of Staff report. In old business, there will be a strategic planning update, an update on the hospital lagoon, the hospital foundation committee and an annul bylaw review. In new business the Board will address hospital purchases and address the election filings that begin December 14th and run through January 18th, 2011. The Board may then vote to go into Closed Session. The regular monthly meeting of the Salem Memorial District Hospital Board of Directors is open to the public.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem High School Fall Sports Banquet will be held tonight starting at 6:00 at the High School Cafeteria. Athletes to be honored tonight will include those participating football, softball and volleyball as well as cheerleaders.

Dan Cleary scored two goals, including the go-ahead tally that incited a third-period explosion, as the Detroit Red Wings beat the St. Louis Blues, 7-3, at Joe Louis Arena. Andy McDonald posted a goal and two assists for the Blues, who have dropped five in a row on the heels of a seven-game winning streak. Jaroslav Halak was beaten seven times on 31 shots. The Blues will play the Ottawa Senators Friday night.

Long known as the greatest Cardinal of them all, Stan Musial will be receiving an even higher honor: he's going to be recognized as one of the greatest Americans of them all. Musial, who turns 90 next week, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. It is the country's highest civilian honor. The Medal of Freedom is given for "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States or to world peace or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors." In a 22-season Major League career, Musial established himself as one of the greatest hitters of all time. He batted .331 lifetime with a .417 on-base percentage and a .559 slugging percentage. Musial hit 475 home runs, amassed 3,630 hits, 1,951 RBIs and scored 1,949 runs, and was a three-time National League Most Valuable Player. He did all of this despite missing the 1945 season to serve in the Navy in World War II.

The Missouri Tiger basketball team will open up their season tonight, as they will play Western Illinois. The pre-game show kicks things off at 6:30 on KSMO.

The Kansas City Chiefs have placed linebacker Mark Simoneau on injured reserve and signed linebacker Charlie Anderson.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Lenora Barnes of St. James, age 77, will be held today at 1:00 at the St. James Chapel of James and Gahr Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery.

Funeral services for Charles Haynes Scott of Viburnum, age 80, will be held Friday at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Viburnum. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Sellers Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Dent County Animal Shelter.

Funeral services for Mabel Avaline Stagner of Salem, age 89, will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be held Friday night from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Graveside services for Doris Gill Dent of Salem, age 98, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery. All the arrangements are under the direction of the Freeman Mortuary in Jefferson City.

Funeral services for Betty Catherine Glenn of Salem, age 80, will be held Saturday at 2:00 at the Wilson Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the New Hope Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life service for Sandra Kay Wilkerson of Salem, age 62, will be held Saturday, November 20th at 5:30 pm at the Spring Creek Golf Club. Memorials may be made to the Spring Creek Golf Club. All the arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary in Salem.

Memorial services for Bernice E. Turner of Salem, age 88, will be held Sunday at 2:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. Visitation will be from 1:30 until service time on Sunday. Interment will be in the New Harmony Cemetery at a later date.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Mostly cloudy this morning, then partly sunny this afternoon, high of 45.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 35.
Friday..Mostly sunny, high near 60.
Friday night..Mostly clear, low around 40.
Saturday..Mostly sunny, high of 62.
Saturday night.. Partly cloudy, low of 48.
Sunday..Partly cloudy and breezy, high of 66.

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