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The Salem Police Department released their reports involving a stolen vehicle, shoplifting, a domestic disturbance and a runaway juvenile. On December 3rd 1:40 a.m. an officer was contacted at the Salem Police Department in reference to a stolen vehicle. The report revealed that a 25-year old female and a 24-year old male took a silver 2000 Dodge Neon from the 700 block of West William. The vehicle was located with both suspects as occupants near Highway 19 and Rolla. Both suspects were taken into custody and were incarcerated pending the application for warrants. On December 3rd at 11:18 a.m. an officer was detailed to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifter. The report led to the arrest of a 30-year old female of Centerville for stealing merchandise valued $51.54. She was issued a summons to appear in court for stealing and Trespassing in the first degree and was released. On December 3rd at 7:21 p.m. an officer was dispatched to the 1300 block of East Second in reference to a domestic disturbance. The report revealed that a 41-year old Salem male had assaulted a 28-year old Salem female. Further investigation led to the arrest of the suspect who was issued a summons to appear in court and released. On December 4th at 2:42 p.m. an officer was contacted at the Salem Police Department reference to a runaway juvenile. The report revealed a 15-year old Salem female, left her residence and would not return home. At 5:42 p.m. that same day, the juvenile was located and placed in a juvenile detention facility.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways will celebrate an “Old Ozarks Christmas” on Saturday, December 13th at Alley Spring near Eminence.  The festivities will take place from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Alley General Store, where you can enjoy complimentary holiday treats and hot beverages, and create your own old-fashioned Christmas ornament.  The grounds at Alley Mill, the Storys Creek Schoolhouse, and the General Store will be draped with evergreens and signs of holiday cheer.  In addition, the General Store will be brimming with special "Ozark" holiday gift ideas relating to the Old Mill. Christmas Ornaments and traditional crafts from Ozark artisans will be nestled in with books, music, and toys relating to the fascinating culture and history of the Ozarks!  “Old Ozarks Christmas" is a free event and will be held in the General Store at Alley Spring, located 7 miles west of Eminence on Highway 106. Come join the fun on Saturday, December 13th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. to celebrate the season with holiday treats, traditional ornaments, and plenty of holiday cheer.  For more information on this free program, please contact the Ozark National Scenic Riverways at (573) 226-3945.

An accident happened at 9:30 Monday night on Highway 32 about four miles east of Salem. According to the highway patrol report, a 1997 Ford Escort driven by 16-year old Aaron Shaw of Salem, struck a deer in the roadway. Shaw suffered minor injuries and was taken by a private vehicle to the Salem Memorial District Hospital. The Ford Escort sustained extensive damage and was driven form the scene. Shaw was wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident.

An accident happened Tuesday morning at 10:01 in Texas County on Route HH about eight miles north of Willow Springs. According to the highway patrol report, a 1988 Chevrolet driven by 77-year old George Dalton of Licking was traveling southbound on Route HH. The Chevrolet ran off the roadway and overturned. Dalton suffered moderate injuries and was taken to the Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston. He was not wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Chevrolet was totaled and removed from the scene by A1 Towing of Houston.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will perform shoulder and edge rut repairs on Highway 19 in Dent County through December 12th. Work on Highway 19 will take place between the intersections of Route A and Highway 32. Crews and equipment will be located directly on the roadway between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., weather permitting. Motorists are urged to exercise caution. Edge rut repair work requires placing material at the edge of the roadway and is necessary to reduce shoulder drop off. This improves safety for the traveling public.  For additional information regarding this or other transportation-related topics, call the MoDOT Customer Service Center, toll-free, at 1-888-ASK MoDOT (275-6636).

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Tiger Boys Basketball game scheduled for Tuesday night with Waynesville was postponed due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled. The Boys first home game will be next Tuesday night against Rolla.

The St. Louis Blues will begin a three-game road trip to the west coast as they will face the Anaheim Ducks tonight on the Pond. You can hear the game on KSMO Radio starting at 9:00. The Blues won two of their last three games.

NHL Scores:

Montreal 4, Calgary 1
Vancouver 3, Nashville 1
Colorado 6, Los Angeles 1
Philadelphia 4, NY Islanders 3

NBA Scores:

Washington 107, Detroit 94
Utah 99, Minnesota 96
Chicago 105, New York 100
San Antonio 133, Dallas 126 (2-OT)
Houston 92, Atlanta 84
Phoenix 125, Milwaukee 110
Orlando 109, Portland 108
Sacramento 113, LA Lakers 101
Cleveland 114, Toronto 94

Obituaries   [TOP]

Funeral services for William Paul Barr of Viburnum, age 74, will be held Friday at 1:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be held Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Czar Cemetery in Viburnum. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Funeral services for William Paul Barr of Viburnum, age 74, will be held Friday at 1:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Czar Cemetery in Viburnum. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

Funeral services for Mildred Daphene Lough of Rolla, formerly of Salem, age 92, will be held Saturday at 11:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery.

Funeral services for Linda Gott of Salem, age 58, will be held Saturday at the Dent County Memorial Chapel at 2:00. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 until time of service. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Spoken Word Tabernacle. 

Graveside services for Billy G. Light of Rolla, age 76, will be held Sunday at the Rhea Cemetery in Rolla. All arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla. Memorials are suggested to the Rhea Cemetery.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Mostly cloudy this morning with a 40% chance for light snow, the partly sunny this afternoon, high of 35.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low around 20.
Thursday..Mostly sunny, high of 43.
Thursday night..Partly cloudy, low of 25.
Friday and Friday night..Partly cloudy, high of 42, low of 32.
Saturday..Partly sunny, high of 51.

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