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An accident happened Wednesday around 8:05 in the morning in Dent County on County Road 6040 about twelve miles west of Salem. According to the highway patrol report, a 1997 Ford Explorer driven by 46-year old Artie Odom of Licking, lost control of his vehicle, ran off the east side of the road and struck some trees. Odom suffered moderate injuries and was transported to the Salem Memorial Hospital by ambulance. Odom was wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The vehicle was totaled and removed by the owner.

The Salem Memorial District Hospital Board of Directors will conduct their regular meeting tonight in the hospital library beginning at 6:00 pm. After the approval of the minutes from the October 23rd meeting, Administrator Dennis Pryor will give an auxiliary report, the hospital activity calendar and legislative updates. Director of Nursing Carol Lacy will then the summary of operations and statistics for October along with the nursing services and ancillary service report, followed by the Chief of Staff report. In old business, there will be a physician office building report, a strategic planning update, an update on the State-wide hospital employee health insurance consortium, an annual bylaw review and the Board will set the Joint Board of Directors/Medical Staff dinner for Thursday, December 11th at the Holiday Inn Express and the employee holiday dinner for Friday, December 12th at the Salem City Hall Auditorium. In new business, the Board will discuss hospital purchases, the MHA Board of Trustees, the election filing that begins December 16th and run through January 20th as well as the employee health insurance. The Board may then vote to go into closed session. The regular meeting of the Salem Memorial District Hospital Board of Directors is open to the public.  

The Salem R-80 Board of Education will conduct their regular monthly meeting tonight at the district administrative offices boardroom beginning at 6:00 pm. After approval of the consent agenda, Superintendent Steve Bryant will address the Parent-Teacher conferences, the Professional Development Day and give a CEE update. In new business, the Board will address a curriculum, instruction and assessment (CIA) of the lessons of the month from all four buildings. There will program evaluations on the library/media centers, special education, parent education and federal programs. The Board will appoint a Salem R-80 School Foundation secretary/BOE liaison, set the Board election filing dates and there will be a selection of the MSBA Belcher Scholarship recipient. The Board will then adjourn and go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing personnel and discipline. The regular meeting of the Salem R-80 Board of Education is open to the public.

Project Graduation 2009 will be selling Sara lee pies Friday starting at 3:30 and Saturday starting at 9:00 at Wal-Mart. All proceeds raised go toward Project Graduation.

Mark Twain National Forest will increase ATV and off-road motorcycle trail use fees at its two motorized trails at Sutton’s Bluff in Reynolds County effective January 1, 2009. The daily permit will increase from $5.00 to $7.00.The annual pass will increase from $35.00 to $45.00.  The 2009 annual passes will be available starting November 22nd. This is the first increase in motorized trail fees since 1997. Due to public feedback, the fee increases were scaled back. The original proposal was for a $10.00 daily fee and $65.00 annual fee. The fee changes were reviewed and approved by a Regional Recreation Advisory Committee and the Regional Forester in Milwaukee, who oversees Mark Twain National Forest management. Maintenance of the 103 total miles of motorized trails costs between $2,500 and $15,000 per mile. Fees for mountain bike use of these trails remains at $3 a day and $20 a year.

Sports [TOP]

The 2008 Fall Athletic Banquet to recognize all varsity and junior varsity football, volleyball, softball, and cross-country participants, and the cheerleaders, as well as all their parents, will be held on tonightat the Salem High School Cafeteria beginning at 6:30 pm.

The Missouri Basketball Tigers will face Xavier today at noon in the Puerto Rico Tournament. Missouri is 2-0 on the year. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio. Missouri will play Fairfield or Virginia Tech Friday at a time to be determined after today’s game.

The Boston Red Sox have traded outfielder Coco Crisp to the Kansas City Royals for right-handed reliever Ramon Ramirez. The 29-year-old Crisp hit .283 last season with seven home runs, 41 RBI and 55 runs scored. His value, though, is more in the field than at the plate, but he became expendable with the emergence of Jacoby Ellsbury. In three seasons with the Red Sox, Crisp hit .271 with 21 homers and 137 RBI. Ramirez, meanwhile, appeared in 71 games for the Royals last season and was 3-2 with a save and a 2.64 earned run average.

The St. Louis Cardinals have purchased the contracts of shortstop Tyler Greene and pitcher Matt Scherer from Memphis (PCL). They have also agreed to terms on a minor league contract with pitcher Ian Ostlund.

The Kansas City Chiefs have promoted running back Jackie Battle from the practice squad to the roster and added defensive tackle Antwon Burton to the practice squad. The Chiefs also signed linebacker Curtis Gatewood and defensive end Andy Studebaker to two-year contracts.

NHL Scores:

Vancouver 6, NY Rangers 3
Washington 6, Anaheim 4
Boston 7, Buffalo 4

NBA Scores:

Atlanta 91, Washington 87
Detroit 96 Cleveland 89
Toronto 101, Miami 95
Dallas 96, Houston 86
Minnesota 102, Philadelphia 96
Sacramento105, New Orleans 96
LA Clippers 108, Oklahoma City 88
Denver 91, San Antonio 81
Utah 105, Milwaukee 94
Portland 116, Chicago 74

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Helen Louise Sweet of St. James, age 93, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Chapel in St. James. Memorials may be made to he First Baptist Church in St. James.

Memorial service for Jennings J.D. Morgan of Salem, age 67, will be held this afternoon at 1:00 at the James & Gahr Chapel in Salem. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery with full Military Honors.

Funeral service for Marguerite Conway of Steelville, age 85, will be held Friday morning at 10:00 at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Steelville. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 8:00 today at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville with a prayer service at 7:00. Interment will be in the Lake Charles Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be given to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation.

Funeral service for Shirley Ann (Stagner) Lewis of Licking, age 66, will be held Friday morning at 11:00 at the First Baptist Church in Licking. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 tonight at Fox Funeral Home in Licking. Interment will be in the Licking Cemetery.

Funeral services for Geraldine Piazza of St. James, age 72, will be held Friday morning at 11:00 at the Immaculate Conception Church in St. James. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 Friday morning. Interment will be in the Rosati Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Rosati Cemetery.

Funeral services for Lenzie E. Nash of Eldon formerly of Salem, age 86, will be held Saturday at 2:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be from Noon until time of the service. Interment will be Cedar Grove with full Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to the Nash family.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly sunny and cooler, high around 40.
Tonight..Clear and cold, low of 16.
Friday..Mostly sunny, high of 36.
Friday night..Mostly clear, low of 22.
Saturday..Partly cloudy, high of 48.
Saturday night..Mostly clear, low of 32.
Sunday..Mostly sunny, high of 52.

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