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The Salem Police Department released their report for the month of November. During the month, they wrote eight traffic tickets, and three warning tickets. They served 12 summons to appear in court. The Salem Police Department investigated 13 accidents, six assaults, four domestic assaults, one ex-parte violation, one report of a peeping tom and two reports of counterfeiting. The Police Department also investigated 17 reports of stealing, seven reports of property damage, five reports of disorderly conduct, and one report of leaving the scene of an accident. The police received 1,885 calls for service during the month and handled 168 walk-ins to the station. The Salem Police Department redirected 61 calls to the animal control officer. They also spent eight hours in court testifying, and seven hours as court bailiff. The calls in November included 32 calls for escorts, four 9-1-1 calls, eight calls for an intoxicated driver, one call for a suspicious person or vehicle, two calls for peace disturbances, five ambulance assist calls, one call for alarms sounding, four calls for fights in progress, five domestic dispute calls, one call for a prowler, ten fire calls and three wreckers were needed. The Salem Police Department drove a total of 7,955 miles during the month of November. The Salem Police Department arrested 9 males and one female during the month of November.

The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce 2006 Christmas Parade of Lights titled, “Let It Snow”, has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 16th beginning at 5:30 pm. If you signed up to be in the parade, your spot will remain the same. As with all outdoor events, this parade is weather permitting. The parade will take the traditional route from the Junction of Franklin & McArthur Streets and will end at the Dent County Courthouse. The Chamber will be awarding 1st place prizes for one commercial and non-commercial entrant. New for this year, the Chamber will also be awarding an additional prize to the runner up for commercial and non-commercial. Anyone needing more information is asked to please contact the Chamber at 729-6900.

An accident printed in YWT on November 30th has been corrected per the Salem Police report. An accident occurred Tuesday afternoon, November 28th at 12:33 in Salem at the intersection of Highways 32 and 72. According to the corrected Salem Police report, a white 1999 Subaru Outback driven by Judith Dudley of Rolla, was traveling eastbound on Highway 32, making a left turn onto Highway 72, and failed to see a green 1993 Ford Mustang driven by Gary Johns Jr. of Salem traveling westbound on Highway 32, at which time contact was made. A passenger in the Mustang, 31-year old Charles R. Johns, was transported by ambulance to the Salem Memorial District Hospital by ambulance for head injuries. Both vehicles sustained extensive damage and were towed from the scene by Whitaker Towing of Salem.

Sports   [TOP]

The Salem Tigers dropped an 80-67 decision to the Waynesville Tigers last night at Waynesville. Salem had three players with double figures in scoring led by Taylor Sirois with 19 points, Solomon McNeal with 13 and CJ Smith with 12 points. Salem is now 1-2 on the year and they will have their first home game Friday night when they host Owensville with the JV game starting at 6:00.

The Salem JV also lost to Waynesville by the score of 66 to 47.

Dominik Hasek led the way with 24 saves and the Detroit Red Wings spoiled the retirement of Brett Hull's number with a 5-1 victory over the Blues in the opener of a Central Division home-and-home set at Scottrade Center.  Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, Valtteri Filppula, Robert Lang and Dan Cleary scored for the Red Wings, who have won three of their last four games following an 0-2-3 skid. Hull, who finished his brilliant 19-year NHL career in third place on the all- time goal scoring list with 741, was introduced and enjoyed a lengthy standing ovation. Former teammate Kelly Chase delivered a speech among others, and team president John Davidson informed Hull that the block of Clark Avenue in front of the arena will be renamed "Brett Hull Way". Hull then addressed the crowd and several minutes later stood with his father -- and former NHL great -- Bobby and his children while his No. 16 banner was lifted to the rafters. Blues goaltender Manny Legace struggled and was pulled in the first period in favor of Jason Bacashihua, who was recently recalled from AHL affiliate Peoria. Bacashihua made 18 saves. The Blues play at Detroit on Thursday night at 6:30 on KSMO Radio.

NHL Scores:

Ottawa 4, NY Islanders 2
Florida 3, Pittsburgh 2
Buffalo 4, Tampa Bay 1
Atlanta 5, Toronto 2
Minnesota 3, Chicago 2 (SO)
Calgary 3, Carolina 0
Columbus 3, Colorado 0

NBA Scores:

Portland 88, Detroit 85
Houston 118, Golden State 90
Phoenix 127, Sacramento 102
Seattle 102, Atlanta 87
LA Clippers 101, Miami 97
Dallas 92, New Jersey 75

Obituaries   [TOP]

Graveside services for Chance J. Ilges of St. James, age two months, will be held this morning at 9:00 at the St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Rosati. Memorials may be made to the Chance Ilges family.

Funeral services for Belva “Belle” Lewis of Steelville, age 85, will be held today at 2:00 at the Britton-Bennett Chapel in Steelville. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.

A memorial services for Jacob Shea Cummings of Salem, age 21, will be held tonight at 8:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. A memorial tribute will be held from 6:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Green Forest Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Jacob Cummings family.

A private interment will be held at a later date for Jacqueline A. Hampton of Salem, age 64. Interment will be in the Boss Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Dry Fork Management in Salem. All arrangements are under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel.

Funeral services for Jeffrey Wayne Murphy of Bixby, age 33, will be held Thursday at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary of Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 Thursday morning until service time. Interment will be in the Crocker-Stricklin Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Jeffrey Murphy family. 

Memorial services for W. Ray Vickery of Salem, age 67, will be held Monday, December 11th at noon at the Salem United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 at the church. Interment will be held in the Cedar Grove Cemetery with military honors. Memorials may be made to the Dent County Museum or Dent County Animal Shelter. All arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly sunny, high of 46.
Tonight..Partly cloudy and cold, low of 16 with wind chills hear five by early morning.
Thursday..Mostly sunny, high of 28.
Thursday night..Clear and cold, low of nine.
Friday..Sunny, high around 40.
Friday night..Clear, low around 20.
Saturday..Mostly sunny, high of 48.

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