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An accident occurred Wednesday morning at 11:25 in Dent County on Highway 19 at the Salem City Limits. According to the highway patrol report, a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by 49-year old Wilburn Dixon of Salem was traveling south on Highway 19. The Oldsmobile was turning onto Dent County Road 508 and was struck from behind by a 2001 Dodge pickup truck driven by 69-year old Max McDonald of Jadwin. Dixon suffered moderate injuries and was taken to the Salem Memorial District Hospital by Salem EMS. Everyone involved in the accident was wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Oldsmobile sustained extensive damage and was towed from the scene by Whitaker’s Towing. The Dodge pickup sustained moderate damage and was driven from the scene.

From now until January 16th at 5:00 pm, the City of Salem will be accepting a Declaration of Candidacy for one East Ward Alderman and one West Ward Alderman. A Declaration of Candidacy may be filed with the City Clerks office located at 400 North Iron, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. To date, Jim Jackson has filed for the East Ward Alderman and Bill Riley Jr. has filed for the West Ward Alderman. A Declaration of Candidacy received shall be placed on the ballet in the order they are received for the Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007.  Requirements for Alderman include: you must be twenty-one years of age, you must be a citizen of the United States, an inhabitant and resident of the City for at least one year before the election and be a resident of the ward from which one is elected and may not be in arrears of any charges owed to the City of Salem. The fee for filing is $25.00. Other filings that are currently being taken in the area are for school boards, the hospital board and fire board.

The Salem Park Board will be holding a meeting tonight at the Salem TCRC in the Salem Freedom Activity Center beginning at 6:30 pm. Following the report from Parks and Recreation Director, Greg Nash, will be to plan for the youth basketball season and there will also be an update on the Grant and Armory ball fields, which will include: the batting cages, the concession stand, parking, the scoreboards and sidewalks. Other items to be addressed include the Salem youth activity fund, the Al Brown fields, the swimming pool, and the soccer fields, as well as an election of officers, getting coaches and any other business that may come before the Park Board. The meeting tonight of the Park Board is open to the public.

The Salem Police Department released their reports for the first part of December involving thefts. On December 1st at 11:45 in the morning, an officer was contacted at the station in reference to a theft. The report revealed that a 23-year old Salem female had laid her cell phone down while at Burger King and a person(s) unknown took the phone. The silver Motorola camera phone is valued at $150.00 and the report is under investigation. On December 4th at 4:15 in the afternoon, an officer was detailed to Town and Country Bank in reference to a theft. The report revealed that person(s) unknown took a CD/DVD player, a Whistler radar detector and a set of jumper cables from a red 2001 Chevrolet S-10 truck that was parked on the lot. The value of the items missing totaled $600.00 and the report is  under investigation. On December 10th at 5:50 in the evening, an officer was detailed to the Casey’s General Store on Highway 19 South in reference to leaving without paying for fuel. The report revealed that a white car pulled onto the lot where the driver pumped $20.01 in fuel and then left without paying. The report is under investigation. Later the same evening at 10:00 an officer was detailed back to the same Casey’s General Store on Highway 19 South in reference to a leaving without paying for fuel. The report revealed that a maroon minivan pulled onto the lot where the passenger exited the minivan and pumped $36.53 in fuel and then left without paying. The report is under investigation. Anyone with any information regarding the thefts is asked to please contact the Salem Police Department at 729-4242.

The final sign-up for the Dent County Fire Protection District 2006 Toy Drive will be held today from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Dent County Fire Department. Eligible parents can schedule a pick-up time when you register your children today. Pick up dates and times to get the toys for their children can be made on Monday, December 18th from 2:00 to 7:00 pm or Tuesday, December 19th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Fire Station. For more information, contact the Dent County Fire Chief, Brad Nash from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm by calling 729-3250.

The Salem FFA Greenhouse class is still selling poinsettias at the Salem FFA Greenhouse between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. For more information, call 729-3620.

Sports   [TOP]

The Salem Lady Tigers will host the St. Clair Lady Dogs tonight starting at 6:00 with the JV contest with the varsity match to follow. You can hear the varsity game on KSMO Radio starting at 7:10 with Tiger Talk and Coach Phillip Karr. The Lady Tigers are 5-1 going into the game.

Peter Budaj made 25 saves and Colorado scored four unanswered goals to defeat the St. Louis Blues, 4-1, at the Pepsi Center. Rookie Paul Stastny, Pierre Turgeon and Milan Hejduk all had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche. Jamal Mayers scored the lone goal for the slumping Blues, who have lost the first two games with new head coach Andy Murray behind the bench, and nine straight overall. Murray replaced Mike Kitchen, who was fired on Monday. St. Louis goaltender Jason Bacashihua allowed four goals on 45 shots and was replaced by rookie Marek Schwarz near the end of the second period. Schwarz finished the game with one save as Bacashihua re-entered the contest at the start of the third. The Blues will be back in action Saturday and Sunday for a home and home series with Nashville.

 NHL Scores:

Anaheim 2, Atlanta 1
Pittsburgh 8, Philadelphia 4

NBA Scores:

Phoenix 99, Miami 89
Boston 101, Philadelphia 81
Indiana 101, Detroit 90
Cleveland 104, Charlotte 101
Washington 120, Denver 91
Toronto 91, Orlando 84
New Jersey 108, Milwaukee 95
New York 94, Atlanta 82
Portland 85, Memphis 79
San Antonio 95, Minnesota 82
Chicago 99, Seattle 84
Dallas 110, LA Lakers 101
Utah 105, LA Clippers 86

Lamar Hunt, the owner and founder of the Kansas City Chiefs who was credited with putting the name "Super Bowl" on the NFL's championship game, passed away Wednesday night. He was 74. Hunt had battled prostate cancer since 1998. He died around 10 p.m. local time at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Hunt served as the guiding force behind the formation of both the American Football League and the Kansas City Chiefs franchise.

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There are no new funeral annoucements.

Weather [TOP]

Today..Considerable cloudiness and warm, high of 63.
Tonight..Partly cloudy, low of 39.
Friday..Partly cloudy, high of 62.
Friday night..Mostly clear, low of 46.
Saturday..Partly sunny, high of 64.
Saturday night..Partly cloudy, low around 50.
Sunday..Partly sunny, high of 61.
Sunday night.. Cloudy with a chance for rain, low of 48.

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