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NEWS: Monday, May 8, 2017

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LOCAL NEWS:

On May 4th, Dent County deputies with assistance from troopers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol recovered the body of 69-year old William Floyd of Salem who was reported missing on May 3rd and was last seen on April 30th. Floyd’s vehicle was found overturned in a waterway approximately 800 feet from the nearest county road, County Road 2430. The vehicle was still mostly underwater and the back wheels and bumper were the only portions visible. The vehicle was removed from the waterway and Floyd's body was discovered inside the vehicle. His body was released to Dent County Coroner Gina White. The Dent County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank David Ponzer and Herb Jones for their assistance in this case.

An accident happened in Iron County at 9:45 Saturday evening on Conservation Road 2754 about five miles east of Viburnum. According to the highway patrol report, 28-year old Isaiah Henseler of Bixby was riding his Yamaha Rhino UTV eastbound when the vehicle overturned ejecting Henseler and a passenger, 23-year old Skyler Westrup of Cherryville. Both suffered moderate injuries and were transported by ambulance to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center. The Yamaha had minor damage and was towed from the scene by Blackie’s Wrecker of Viburnum.

An accident occurred at 2:00 Thursday afternoon in Dent County on Highway 68 about one a half miles north of Salem. According to the highway patrol report, a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire driven by 16-year old Sarah Burrus of Salem was traveling southbound on highway 68. The accident occurred at the Pontiac crested a hill and Burrus lost control on wet pavement. The Pontiac slid off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. Burrus suffered minor injuries and was taken to the Salem Memorial District Hospital by the Salem EMS. She was wearing a seat restraint at the time of the accident. The Pontiac Sunfire sustained moderate damage and was removed by the owner.

The Salem Police Department released reports involving traffic violations, property damage, vehicle theft, and shoplifting. On Sunday, April 23rd at 10:03 at night, a vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation. The stop led to the arrest of a 24-year old Salem male for driving while having his license suspended. He was issued a summons to appear in court and released. On Monday evening, April 24th at 10:38, an officer was detailed to the McDonalds parking lot in reference to property damage. The report revealed that a person or persons unknown broke the door glass valued at $400.00 out of a 1985 Ford Bronco and took a backpack valued at $60.00. The report is under investigation. On Tuesday, April 25th at 4:54 in the afternoon, an officer was dispatched to a residence in the 1400 block of South Gertrude in reference to a vehicle theft. The report revealed that a person or persons unknown took a blue 2010 Chevrolet HHR valued at $4,500. The report is under investigation. On Wednesday, April 26th at 1:00 in the afternoon, an officer located a 28-year old Salem male who had an active arrest warrant from the City of Salem at Missouri Probation Services. He was taken into custody on the warrant and incarcerated pending a court appearance. That same afternoon at 2:25, an officer responded to Phil Mart in reference to shoplifting. The report revealed an unidentified female took merchandise from the store without paying for it. The report is under investigation. You are asked to call the Salem Police Department at 729-4242 if you have any information regarding any ongoing investigation.

SPORTS   [TOP]

Jon Arzt gave up one run on five hits as the Salem Tigers defeated Cabool in a five inning contest by the final score of 11-1 Saturday afternoon in a makeup game to win the SCA Conference Title with a perfect conference record of 7-0. Salem’s overall record is 15-1 and they are ranked 9th in the state in the latest Missouri Coaches Poll. Nate Bray went 4-4 in the game as the Tigers will be on the road today in another makeup game as they travel to Potosi. Game time is set for 4:30 and you can hear the game on KSMO Radio and online at ksmoradio.com starting at 4:15 with Tiger Talk and Coach Phillip Karr.

The Salem Tennis Tigers will play Licking at home today at 1:00 PM in the first round of District play. Salem will play tomorrow if they win today.

Tommy Pham went 4-for-5 and hit two home runs, including a two-run shot in the 14th inning, to lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday at Sun Trust Park and a sweep of the three game series. The winning pitcher was Sam Tuivailala (1-0), who pitched two scoreless innings. Kevin Siegrist pitched a scoreless 14th for his first save. Michael Wacha started and went six innings giving up only two runs. Matt Carpenter also homered for St. Louis who will be in Miami tonight to face the Marlins. Game time is 6:00 and KSMO will join the game in progress after Salem baseball.

Mike Clevinger and four Cleveland relievers combined for a one-hitter as the Indians shut out the Kansas City Royals 1-0 on Sunday. Salvador Perez's fourth-inning double was the lone Kansas City hit. Danny Duffy took the loss. The Royals will open a four-game series Monday at Tampa Bay.

Ryan Johansen's tie-breaking goal at 3:15 of the third period lifted the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues and a 4-2 series victory, advancing them to the Western Conference finals for the first time in the franchise's 19-year history. The Blues had the lead when Paul Stastny scored early in the 1st period, but the Blues could not hold on as Nashville tied it early in the second period to settle the game in the crucial third period.

OBITUARIES     [TOP]

Funeral services for William David Floyd of Salem, age 69, will be held this morning at 11:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Funeral services for Robert Leslie “Bob” Ellis of Osage Beach, age 90, will be held today at 12:00 noon at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. Visitation will be held this morning from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Funeral services for Lois W. Stephens of Salem, age 76, will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 at the Salem Chapel of James and Gahr Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 today. Interment will be in the North Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Stephens family for final expenses.

Funeral services for Lyndell Neagles of Rolla, age 79, will be held Tuesday at 1:00 at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens.

Funeral services for Sidney Prichard of Arnold, age 88, will be held Thursday at noon at the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Brown Cemetery in Black.

Funeral services for Julie B. Smith of Salem, age 78, will be held Thursday at 1:00 at the Salem Church of Christ. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. All arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary in Salem.

Funeral services for Loudean Sneathen of Rolla, age 76, will be Friday at 11:00 at the Rolla Chapel of James and Gahr Mortuary. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5:00 until 7:00. Interment will be in the Lake Spring Cemetery.

Memorial services for Kenneth Howard Inman of Salem, age 73, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Dry Fork Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Dry Fork Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials may be made to the Dry Fork Cemetery.

Celebration of Life services for Mary Roper, nee Roberts of Columbia, formerly of Steelville, age 98, will be held Saturday at 1:30 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be at 1:00 till time of service. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.

Funeral services for Clyde Neil Rider of Salem, age 81, will be held at a later date. All the arrangements are under the direction of the James and Gahr Mortuary of Salem.

WEATHER    [TOP]

Today..Sunny, high near 82.
Tonight…Clear, low of 59.
Tuesday..Sunny, high of 83.
Tuesday night..Mostly clear, low of 62.
Wednesday..Partly sunny with a 40% chance for showers after 2:00 PM, high of 81.
Wednesday night..Cloudy with an 80% chance for rain, low of 60.

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