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The Salem Police Department released their report involving a disturbance, stealing, and an arrest from a warrant. On Friday, December 3rd at 8:30 in the evening, an officer was detailed to the 100 block of North Pershing Street in reference to a disturbance. The investigation of the report led to the arrest of a 24-year-old Salem man for disorderly conduct. He was issued a summons to appear in court and was incarcerated. On Sunday, December 5th at 5:00 in the morning, an officer was dispatched to the Mobil Convenience Store in reference to stealing. The investigation of the report led to the arrest of a 28-year old man and a 24-year old woman, both of Kansas City, for shoplifting $21.76 worth of merchandise. They were issued a summons to appear in court and were released. Later that afternoon at 1:00, a 30- year old Salem woman was arrested at the police station on a warrant for dogs running at large from the City of Salem. She was able to pay the $164.50 fine, the cost on the warrant and she was released. On Monday, December 6th at 9:15 in the morning, an officer was contacted in reference to a purse being stolen from a shopping cart while they were at Wal-Mart on December 4th. The investigation of the report led to the arrest of a 20-year old Salem woman for stealing the purse and the contents of $140 in cash. The cash has not been recovered at this time. Please contact the Salem Police Department at 729-4242 if you have information on any ongoing investigation.

An accident occurred at 6:06 Tuesday evening in Iron County on Highway 49 in Bixby. According to the highway patrol report, a 2003 Dodge driven by 43 year-old Sondra Mounce of Boss traveled off the left side of the roadway on a curve and overturned. Mounce suffered minor injuries and was taken to the Salem Memorial District Hospital. She was not wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Dodge was totaled in the accident and was removed from the scene by Abney’s Towing of Viburnum.

The Salem Memorial District Hospital Board of Directors will conduct their monthly meeting on tonight at the Holiday Inn Express in Salem beginning at 5:30 pm. After approval of the minutes from the meeting held November 18th, Administrator Dennis Pryor will update the Board on the auxiliary report, hospital activity calendar and legislative issues. Director of Nursing Carol Lacy will then report on the summary of operations and statistics for the month of November along with the nursing services and ancillary service report. In old business there will be a strategic planning goals update for 2010, an update on the hospital lagoon, an annual bylaw review, the Board will set the elections filing dates for December 14th through January 18, 2011 and a discussion the Salem TCRC. In new business the Board will address the 2011 meeting dates, insurance for workman’s comp, commercial and auto and the Board will also address hospital purchases. The regular meeting of the Salem Memorial District Hospital Board of Directors is open to the public.

This Saturday morning beginning at 10:00, the Ozark National Scenic Riverways is hosting an old fashioned Christmas celebration for the public at the Alley Mill General Store. Bring the whole family and your friends to view Alley Mill and the store all dressed up in holiday decorations. Feast on cookies, cider and hot chocolate. Try out your creativity by making old-time ornaments that you can take home and hang on your Christmas tree to enjoy. The FREE old-time festivities end at 12:00 noon, so come early to allow plenty of time for cookie munching and ornament crafting. The Alley Mill General Store is located at Alley Spring six miles west of Eminence, Missouri on State Route 106.  For more information, phone (573) 858-3207, extension 23 during business hours Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/ozar. 

The Salvation Army Service Unit of Dent County would like to announce that this year’s Christmas kettle campaign is going on now through Friday, December 24th. The kettles will be located at Wal-Mart, Country Mart, and Dollar General. Counter Kettles will be placed at various locations around Dent County. This year’s goal is $21,000 and with the continuation of a local mail appeal and the hundreds of volunteer hours donated by individuals, businesses, and clubs to ring the bell at the Christmas kettle, the Salvation Army is hopeful that local citizens will support this campaign generously as they have in the past. This year, David Dittman, a Vice-President at the Bank of Salem, will serve as the Honorary Christmas Campaign Chairman and he thanks everyone for their donation on money, time or both during this Christmas season to make it a brighter 2011 for hose less fortunate. The funds raised during this campaign will be used to assist the citizens of Dent County with utility assistance, and prescriptions. The Salvation Army also supplies local school children with backpacks, and provides assistance to families who have lost everything due to a fire. The generosity of the citizens of Dent County will enable the local Salvation Army to continue to meet the needs of those who need assistance in 2011. If you would like to help by ringing the bell as the Christmas kettle or need additional information about the local Salvation Army, please call Jim and Diane Boulware at 729-6685 or Sherry Lea at 729-8163.

Sports [TOP]

Marcus Denmon's steal and subsequent layup with 5.8 seconds left in overtime provided the difference, as 15th-ranked Missouri survived a tough test with Vanderbilt, 85-82, at Mizzou Arena. Denmon finished with 21 points, including 19 after halftime, for the Tigers, who have won 51 straight home games over non-conference opponents. Michael Dixon scored 15, while Ricardo Ratliffe added 14 and nine rebounds in the win. Missouri had 22 more field goal attempts than Vanderbilt but the same amount of field goals made. The Tigers went 31-of-81 from the field, compared to 31-of-59 for the Commodores. Missouri is now 7-1.

The St. Louis Blues will be at home tonight to face the Columbus Blue Jackets starting at 7:00. The Blues are coming off a road trip where they picked up three out of a possible four points. You can hear the game tonight on KSMO Radio.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel underwent a successful appendectomy Wednesday, the team said. The Chiefs' brief statement said Cassel is expected to return to work this week as the team prepares for Sunday's crucial AFC West game at San Diego.

The Kansas City Royals have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with outfielder Jeff Francoeur. The pact is believed to be worth $2.5 million and also includes a mutual option for 2012.

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for Paul Coleman of Beaufort, Missouri, formerly of Davisville, age 88, will be this morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Interment will be in the Cherryville Baptist Cemetery.

Funeral services for Josephine E. Nowak of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of St. James, age 85, will be this morning at 11:00 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. James. Interment will be in the Ozark Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Rolla. All arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in St. James.

Funeral service for Viviann Baker of Cherryville, age 92, will be held Friday at 10:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be today from 4:00 until 8:00. Internment will be held at the Fieldon Cemetery in Illinois.

Funeral services for Juanita Pennock of Steelville, age 80, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Keysville Cemetery in Keysville.

Memorial services for Leola Carmelita Costner of Park Hills, age 67, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Desloge. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Salem at a later date. All local arrangements under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem.

Funeral services for Mary Lee Weber of Licking, age 83, will be held Saturday at 2:00 at the Fox Funeral Home in Licking. Visitation will be from 12:30 until service time. Interment will be in the Williams Cemetery.

Memorial services for Jason Lewis Henson of Viburnum, age 34, will be held Monday at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Interment will be at a later date.

Memorial services for Susan Grace Callis of Edgar Springs, age 55, will be held Monday at 3:00 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness. Memorials may be made to the family. All local arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary in Salem.

Verna Richardson of Salem, age 81 passed away December 6th. Interment will be held at a later date. Memorials suggested for funeral expenses. All local arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem.

Private services for James T. “Tommy” Winslow of Salem, age 86, will be held at a later date. Interment will be in the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or to St. Jude’s Hospital. All local arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem.

A celebration of life for Dr. Jay Gordon Crump, of Rolla, age 60, will be held on Sunday, December 19th at the Oak Meadow Country Club in Rolla from 10:00 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon with a tribute service at noon. Memorials may be made to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center’s Foundation: the Jay Crump, DO Medical Scholarship Fund. All arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary of Rolla.

Funeral services for Dudley Johns of Columbia, formerly of Salem, are incomplete at this time and are under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel in Salem.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Partly sunny, high of 45.
Tonight..Partly cloudy, low of 28.
Friday..Partly cloudy, high around 50.
Friday night..Becoming mostly cloudy late with a 40% chance of rain after midnight.
Saturday..Cloudy with a 70% chance of rain, high of 48.
Saturday night..50% chance of rain changing to snow late, low of 18.

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