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An accident occurred at 9:35 am Friday, December 13th, in Phelps County that took the life of a teenager from Licking, Missouri.  According to the highway patrol report, 16-year old Charity M. Adams was a passenger in a 1992 Ford Taurus driven by 20-year old Machaira M. Adams of Licking. The accident happened on Highway 63, about twelve miles south of Rolla when the Taurus went out of control on the ice covered roadway, traveled off the right side, struck a guardrail and overturned off the roadway. The driver, along with another passenger 18-year old Abigail H. Adams, sustained minor injuries. According to the report all three occupants were wearing a safety restraint. The Ford sustained extensive damage and was removed by Dishman’s Towing of Rolla.

An accident occurred at 11:00 am Friday, December 13th in Phelps County on Route CC about six miles south of Rolla. According to the highway patrol report, a 2004 Toyota Matrix driven by 69-year old Sharon Baker of Rolla, was traveling southbound on Route CC, ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Baker suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center. She was wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Toyota was totaled and removed from the scene by C&C Towing.

An accident occurred at 10:25 Friday morning in Phelps County on Route F about five miles southeast of Rolla. According to the highway patrol report, 67-year old Donna Welch of Salem was driving a 2003 Buick LaSabre west when she lost control on the ice-covered roadway. The Buick then ran off the roadway and struck several trees. Welch suffered moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center. She was wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Buick was totaled and removed from the scene by Ron Dishman’s Towing.

The City of Salem Board of Aldermen will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers located at 202 North Washington. After a hearing of persons, bids will be read that were received for the foundation removal, site cleanup, and grading of 817 East Gibbs Street. After the consent agenda, City Administrator Clayton Lucas will update the Board on city projects. Mayor Gary Brown will follow with his report on various issues concerning the city. During new and miscellaneous business, Lucas wishes to recognize a city employee while Mayor Brown will appoint a new street superintendent to replace Ben Bryson. City Administrator Lucas will request approval to pay a bill over $3,000 from Erb Equipment to repair the John Deere 410G that is used by the utility construction crew. The Board will then adjourn. The meeting of the City of Salem Board of Aldermen is open to the public.

It’s easy to forget about the tiny, seemingly trivial details that people contribute to the larger whole. However, it’s these small, tedious efforts that separate good from great, and excellent from outstanding Marines. Last week, one Marine with the Black Sea Rotational Force 14 was recognized for his direct effect on mission accomplishment and unit efficiency. Lance Cpl. Kristopher Pippin, a light armored vehicle crewman with Black Sea Rotational Force 14, and Black, Mo. native, was chosen as the Marine of the Week for the week of December 13th, 2013. Pippin attended Marine Corps recruit training in September of 2012. Pippin said that he always wanted to travel, and this deployment is the first time he had ever been out of the country. The best part about being in Romania is getting to experience the culture and the best part about being in the infantry is the brotherhood.

An accident occurred at 10:45 Sunday morning in Dent County on Highway 32 about thirteen miles west of Salem. According to the highway patrol report, 33-year old Megan Willoughby of Salem was driving a 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage west when she lost control on a patch of black ice. The vehicle then ran off the left side of the roadway, striking a culvert and mailbox before coming to rest in a ditch. Willoughby suffered minor injuries and was taken to the Salem Memorial District Hospital by a private vehicle. She was wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Mitsubishi Mirage sustained extensive damage and was removed from the scene by Whitaker’s Towing of Salem.

Sports [TOP]

The Salem Lady Basketball Tigers had to wait until Saturday night to face the Mountain Grove Lady Panthers due to the weather at the Cabool Tournament, and the Lady Panthers broke the game open in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Tigers 22-9 en route to a 70-47 win. Salem was led in scoring by Savannah Hanning with 23 points. The Lady Tigers will play Dora at a date to be determined in the third place game. Salem is now 1-2 on the year. They will host the West Plains Lady Zizzers tonight starting with the JV contest at 6:00 followed by the varsity game.

The Salem Tiger Boys basketball game with St. James Friday night was postponed due to adverse weather conditions and tentatively rescheduled for December 30th. The boys are scheduled to be in Rolla tomorrow night with the JV game at 6:00 followed by the varsity contest.

David Backes scored just 22 seconds into overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. Vladimir Tarasenko added a pair of goals and Chris Stewart scored for the Blues, who will be in Ottawa tonight to face the Senators and you can hear the game on KSMO starting at 6:00.

Jabari Brown led a balanced scoring attack with 15 points as the 24th-ranked Missouri Tigers stayed unbeaten with a 66-60 victory over Western Michigan from Mizzou Arena. Missouri (10-0) has had its way at home under Frank Haith, improving to 40-1 under the third-year head coach. The Tigers also extended the nation's best home winning streak to 25 games. Missouri will play Illinois this Saturday.

Zac Stacy posted a game-high 133 yards and one touchdown on 28 carries as St. Louis jumped out to an early 17-0 lead and held on to beat New Orleans, 27-16. Kellen Clemens was an effective 14-of-20 for 158 yards with 2 TD strikes for the Rams (6-8), who will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday at noon.

Jamaal Charles racked up 195 receiving yards and five total touchdowns in a record-setting performance that carried the Kansas City Chiefs to a wild 56-31 win over the Oakland Raiders and a secured spot in the AFC Playoffs. Four of Charles' eight catches went for touchdowns and he added a score on the ground, becoming the first player in NFL history to record four TD receptions and run in another. The Chiefs will host the Colts on Sunday at noon.

Obituaries   [TOP] 

Funeral services for Fleeta Mae Adamick of Salem, age 79, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation will be Tuesday night from 5:00 to 7:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem with a Rosary at 5:00 pm. Interment will be in the North Lawn Mausoleum in Salem.

Funeral services for Jerry Usher are incomplete and under the direction of the Dent County Memorial Chapel.

Weather   [TOP]

Today..Mostly sunny, high of 45.
Tonight..Mostly clear, low of 27.
Tuesday..Mostly sunny, high of 47.
Tuesday night..Mostly clear, low of 29.
Wednesday..Mostly sunny, high of 53.
Wednesday night..Partly cloudy, low of 39.
Thursday..Cloudy, high of 54.
Thursday night..Cloudy with a 20% chance of rain, low of 45.

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