Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on March 18, 2004 · Page 2
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Ukiah, California
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Thursday, March 18, 2004
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>2 -THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2004 DAILY DIGEST FUNERAL NOTICES BILL VAN PELT Bill Van Pelt, age 72, of Clearlake Oaks died at his home Sunday March 14, 2004 of natural causes. Bill was horn in Thief River Falls, Minn, on January 22, 1932. Growing up he spent most of his youth in Washington and Alaska. He graduated from Ft. Bragg High School in 1950. Bill married Beverly Ward on March 31, 1953 in Reno, Nevada. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War and he retired from military service as a staff sergeant in 1954. He was an entrepreneur who started his own logging business hi 1955 at age 23. He also had his own commercial fishing boat, the "Yankee Girl". He later owned and operated his own rock quarries in Kelseyville, Clearlake Oaks and Lower Lake. His final years he developed a heau- tiful vineyard along Cache Creek. He could often be seen watching the wild elk, with his trusted dog Duncan. Bill was committed to restoring the natural beauty of his properties. Bill is survived by his wife Beverly Van Pelt, his sister Pam Engel of Ukiah, three sons: Garth Van Pelt and his wife Dinnah, Dana Van Pelt, Don Van Pelt and his wife Margie and one daughter, Alison Murray and her husband Doug. Bill also had nine grandchildren: Bradley and Ashley Van Pelt of King City, California; Kyle and Katelyn Val Pelt of Clearlake Oaks; Katie, Jack and Bill Murray of Millington, NJ; Michael and Beverly Anne Van Pelt also of Clearlake Oaks. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 20th, at 11:OOAM, at the Camp Van Pelt campgrouds at his Cache Creek property on highway 20 in Clearlake Oaks. During his life Bill supported several youth organizations;; in keeping with that spirit; in lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to Clearlake Oaks Community Support Network, P.O. Box 818, Clearlake Oaks. (Please specify Youth Committee) or a Youth organization of your choice. HAZEL SARAH McWHORTER Hazel Sarah McWhorter died in Santa Rosa, March 15, 2004. Loving wife of the late John McWhorter. Dear mother of son, Richard Castle and wife Jane Castle of Santa Rosa. Loving grandmother of Jamie and Jodi Castle. Dear sister of Evelyn Gilbert and husband Jack Gilbert of Clearlake and Bill Turri and wife Mary aim Turri of Ukiah. Dear sister-in-law of Wanda Turri of Ukiah. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Hazel was born, June 23, 1917 in Ukiah where she lived for 86 years. The old- est of nine children, both sister and mother to her younger siblings. Hazel worked at the Ukiah Bakery in 1940 where she met her husband of 50 years, John McWhorter. She also worked as the head usherette at the Ukiah Theater during WWII, and for many years as a cashier at the Fairinart Supermarket. Hazel loved baseball. She played on a women's team and spent years attending her nephew's games. Hazel's real love was her flower garden. She spent hours nurturing her plants and flowers. Beautiful 40-year-old ferns, azaleas, geraniums, violets and many more brought her a special happiness each day. Hazel was a long time member of St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church. Her faith gave her strength and courage to live her days. Hazel was a special person that made a point to know each and everyone's name, and to see only the good in each of us. She will always be remembered as a kind spirit. God Bless you Hazel. Visitation will be on Friday, March 19, 2004 from 12 Noon to 5 PM and 6 PM thru the Recitation of the Rosary beginning at 7:30 PM on Friday at Eversole Mortuary. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2004 at 10 AM at St. Mary of The Angels Catholic Church in Ukiah. Graveside services will be on Monday, March 22, 2004 at 10 AM at Ukiah Cemetery. Memorial contributions to The American Cancer Society are preferred. The Eversole Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. EMMA VIOLA CLARK "DOLLY" Emma Viola Clark, "Dolly" was born in Fargo, N, Dakota on 2-17-21 and passed away on 3-12-04 in her sleep at the age of 83. She resided in Ukiah, CA for the past four years, but had been a long tune Lake County resident. Emma was prececeded in death by her husband Wilfred, sisters Nora Hunemuller of New Mexico, Claudine Hansen of Illinois, and brothers Beryl McDaniel of Illinois and Ivan McDaniel of N. Dakota. She is survived by her sister Grace McLester of Illinois, son, Gene Clark of Alta Lome, CA, daughters Bonnie Lewis and Vickie Clayton of Ukiah, CA and Linda Peak of Citrus Heights, CA. She also leaves 10 grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren, as well as .many other friends and loved ones. She was loved dearly and will be greatly missed by all of us. Emma will be remembered for her spunk, strong faith, and determination. She loved basketball, horses, and music. She often told stories of her father playing the fiddle after dinner and the whole family joining in to play along. It was one of her fondest memories. Services will be Thursday, March 18th at Hartley Cemetery in Lakeport, CA at 1:00 PM. Funeral notices are paid announcements. For information on how to place a paid funeral notice or make corrections to funeral notices please call our classified department at 468-3529. SHERIFF'S REPORTS The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office: BOOKED - Christopher Allen Harden, 41, of Ukiah, was booked into jail at 8:24 p.m. Monday, on charges of possession of stolen property. BOOKED -• David Gordon Allen, 46, of Santa Rosa, was booked into jail at 9:49 a.m. Tuesday, on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. BOOKED - Mark Allen Keim, 34, of Covelo, was booked into jail at 10:31 p.m. Tuesday, on charges of transporting marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and possession of a controlled substance. BOOKED - Timothy John Henry Rickon, 19, of Mendocino, was booked into jail at 11:02 p.m. Tuesday, on charges of possession of stolen property, second- degree burglary and driving on a suspended license. CHP REPORTS The following were compiled from reports prepared by the California Highway Patrol: ARREST -• Jesus Carrillo, 19, of Ukiah, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol at 3:54 a.m. Monday, at Ukiah Valley Medical Center. ARREST - Christopher Wanne Hunt, 32, of Ukiah, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol at 9: 24 p.m. Monday, at Coyote Valley Casino. Those arrestea by law enforcement officers are Innocent until proven guilty. People reported as having been arrested >may contact the Dally Journal once their case has been concluded so the results can be reported. Those who feel the Information Is In error should contact the appropriate agency. In the case of those arrested on suspicion of driving under the Influence of an Intoxicant: all DUI cases reported by law enforcement agencies are reported by the newspa- per. The Dally Journal makes no exceptions. DA REPORTS SENTENCING -- Judge Henry Nelson Tuesday sentenced William Edward Mishou IV, 35, of Willits, to four years in state prison for .felony possession of metham- phetamine with two prior prison terms. According to a press release, Mishou was arrested in February 2003, and charged with possession of metham- phetamine. In April 2003, he pleaded guilty and admitted he had two prison priors within the recent past. to June 2003, Nelson granted him probation over the objection of the district attorney and Probation Department because Mishou had a severe addiction and wanted treatment, the press release states. Since then, Mishou has been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, has provided urine tests positive for marijuana and methamphetamine, has been terminated from the Prop. 36 probation program, and has not completed the community service hours of his original probation grant. Mishou asked for another chance at treatment, but Nelson told him there had been enough chances in the year since his offense for the defendant to commit himself to recovery from his addiction if he were sincere. Both probation and the district attorney asked for the maximum of five years in prison, but the court imposed four. CORRECTIONS The Ukiah Daily Journal reserves this space to correct errors or make clarifications to news articles. Significant errors in obituary notices or birth announcements will result in reprinting the entire article. Errors may be reported to the editor, 468-3526. See DAILY, Page 15 Wal-Mart Continued from Page 1 - he answered "yes," but that he doesn't do drugs. "Yeah, I just drink a couple glasses of wine. I pretty much need it sometimes in the morning," he said, and it was apparent he had done so on this day as well. Ukiah police have received some calls about panhandling at Wal-Mart in the past, UPD Capt. Dan Walker said. Some neighboring businesses have also complained about the camping at Wal-Mart because of the peripheral problems some of the campers cause, Walker said, noting for example that when some of them leave the Wal-Mart lot they go jnto the bushes and drink or do drugs. Some also dump their trash, etc. City of Ukiah Planning Director Charley Stump said the city has been dealing with the local Wal-Mart store on this issue for a couple of years now. "You can't camp in the city for more than three days, and Wal-Mart knows this," he said. "The problem is corpo- rate Wal-Mart apparently has a policy of allowing people to camp in their parking lots, and their policy conflicts with local law," Stump said, adding, "We have been working with our local police department on this issue; it's ongoing," he said. "One of our concerns is the usurping of parking spaces. We have had reports of people having barbecues out there," Stump said, adding the city's concern has to do with whether or not the Wal-Mart campers present health and safety issues. "The RVers are just as much of a customer as anyone else, and we are happy to host them in our parking lots when it's feasible," Wal-Mart public relations spokeswoman Suzanne Haney said when asked about Wal-Mart's policy. "They can stay overnight, and we allow it whenever we can," Haney said, noting just how many nights a person can stay differs from store to store and city to city. "It depends on whether the store will let them stay," she said. "In some cities, there are ordinances that don't allow them to stay overnight," she added. "We usually ask that they stay no longer than five to seven days," Ukiah Wal-Mart Assistant Manager Rhonda Nichols said. "Usually they are just traveling through and they need a place to stay for the night. We tell them the only requirement is that they park on the edge of the parking lot so they don't block any of our customers," she said. The panhandlers are a different story, however, she said. "Now those we have a problem with," Nichols said. "I go out and ask them to leave the property. Sometimes they do ... I have called the police on them," she said. "The police told me to let (the panhandlers) know they are not allowed on the property and that they (police) are tired of having to come out here. The police said we need to do something as a coiporatibn to get them to leave," Nichols said. Not everyone who camps at Wal-Mart is homeless or panhandling, however. Bob Wiley, co-author of "The 2004 Wal-Mart Locator," said that before he and his wife wrote the book -there are four editions - find- ing a Wal-Mart while on the road was sometimes difficult. "We have been camping for years in our motor home and we are familiar with the needs of other campers who wanted to spend the night at Wal- Mart. Normally when they are traveling between destinations, they will spend the night at the Wal-Mart because they don't need a full campground because most of the motor homes are fully self contained, but they do want a good secure place to stay that is quiet and safe, and all the Wai-Marts have well-lit parking lots," Wiley said. "Another reason travelers like to stay at Wal-Mart is because they can get prescriptions filled and stock up on supplies. Wal-Mart loves it, and they promote it even. They would like to have every RVer on the road stop in and spend $10," he said. However, he added with a chuckle, "It's been my experience you spend closer to $70 or $80." Global Continued from Page 1 The company attempts to use theater and especially comedy to comment on ecological issues. "Live theater can reach people in ways that no other medium can," according to Artistic Director and performer Jane Lapiner. "If you apply this capacity for deeper communication to humankind's most important issues and goals and leaven it with broad, forgiving humor, the result can be life-changing." Simpson, performer and creator of the script, has been involved for 25 years in the effort to restore the resources of an entire watershed. He suggested that restoration workers were forced to recognize that their best efforts, especially those directed at saving the valley's salmon runs, could be undone randomly and quickly by climate factors. "We're all in the same position," Simpson said. "We work locally toward sustainability, but suddenly we're forced to reach out far beyond our communities and watersheds to be able to imagine a positive outcome at home." Another aspect of this particular performance is that it provides an unusual family collaboration. Simpson and Lapiner have been working .together on stage since they met as members of the San Francisco Mime Troupe during the 1960s. They left the city together in 1969 and began homesteading in the remote Mattole Valley. They have four children, and are joined on stage for "What's Funny About Climate Change?" by their youngest daughter, Joyful Simpson. Joyful has been performing comedy and dance in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past two years. 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