Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on October 28, 2002 · Page 4
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Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania · Page 4

Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Monday, October 28, 2002
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Page 4 — Monday, October 28, 2002 REGION <3fnbiana (gazette Obituaries Dorothy Harkless Dorothy G. Harkless, 84, of Indiana, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at the Transitional Care Unit of the Indiana Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 11, 1918, in Duryea, the daughter of John J. and Mary McHale Gibbons. Mrs. Harkless lived most of her life in Indiana where she was a graduate of the Indiana Hospital School of Nursing. She was a nurse for the pediatrics department of the Indiana Hospital and later at Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Pechan Health Center until she retired. Mrs. Harkless was a member of St Bernard of Clairvaux Roman Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters of America, the Indiana BPOE Post 931 Auxiliary and the Indiana Hospital Alumni Association. Surviving are her son, Thomas E. Harkless Sr. and his wife, Cindy, of Indiana; two grandchildren: Thomas E. Harkless Jr., Gerradstown, W.Va.; Bethany Ann Harkless Draugelat and her husband, Glenn, of Palm Coasl, Ha. and one great-grandchild, Thomas Draugelat, also of Palm Coast. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 59 years, Edwin W. Harkless in 2001; three brothers: William, Walter and Donald Gibbons; and one sister, Margaret Gillow. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Robinson- Lytle, Inc., Indiana, where a parish wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bernard Church. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Katherine Rhea Katherine E. Thounhurst Rhea, 93, of Indiana, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at St. Andrew's Village, Indiana. She was born July 26, 1909, in Avonmore, the daughter of Edward E and Gertrude Gelvin Thounhurst. Mrs. Rhea lived most of her life in Indiana County, where she was a teacher for the Marion Center School District. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Indiana, and past president of the Indiana BPOE Post 931 Auxiliary. Survivors include a daughter, Kaul Ellen McGaughey, Indiana; one sister, Annamary Price, Chambersburg; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul Elgin Rhea in 1955; two brothers, John and Edward Thounhurst and two sisters, Gertrude and He!en Thounhurst. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Robinson- Lytle Inc., Indiana, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Jerry Hoch officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. Verner Haldin Verner Arvid Haldin, 87, Ernest, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 17, 1915, in Bitumen, Clinton County, a son of John and Wendla Marie Martin Haidin. Mr. Haldin lived most of his life in Ernest. He was a miner for the R&P Coal Co. After retiring from the mines, he worked on gas wells and farmed for many years. He was a member of Grove Chapel Church. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Fleck Haldin; two children, Ruth E. Hough and her husband, Gary, Seat- de, and John V. Haldin and his wife, Nancy, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; a sister, Pearl Thompson, Indiana; four grandchildren: Kurt and Bret Haldin; Jennifer Manning and Michael Hough; two stepgrandchildren, Melissa and Rebecca Pollock; and one great-granddaughter, Phair Haldin. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Edwin, Rudolph and Jerald Haldin; and five sisters, Ruth and Esther Haldin; Lydia Reighmiller, Audrey Styers and Agnes Parkinson. Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Robinson-Lytle Inc., Indiana, where a funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Pastor John P. Sykes officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, Cranberry Professional Park, 201 Smith Drive, Suite E, Cranberry Township, PA 16066, or to the American Diabetes Association, Western Pennsylvania Chapter, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15235. Tomorrow's funeral RHEA, Katherine E. Thounhurst, 11 a.m., Robinson-Lytle, inc., Indiana ALL FIRED UP FOR HALLOWEEN The Indiana Gazette on lite 'Net The Black Lick Volunteer Fire Company held its annual Halloween parade Sunday. Trick- or-treating was also part of the festivities. Lauren Baker, 4, the daughter of Greg Baker of Black Lick, got a candy bar from Mike Sheriff, fire company captain. She won the prize for best firefighter costume. (Gazette photos by Melissa Pucillo) Dressed up as guys and dolls from the 1 950s were, from left, Victoria, Tyler and Kylie Jasper, 2, the daughter of Wendy Jasper of Rychele Stipcak, children of Rick and Rita Stipcak of Josephine, and Emily and David Black Lick, didn't waif for the festivities to end be- Kukura, children of Karin and Patrick Kukura of Black Lick. fore eating her candy. Deaths elsewhere By The Associated Press Jordan Bennett Lambert HELENA, Ark. — Jordan Bennett Lambert, a farmer and the father of Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln, died at .his home Saturday. He was 74. Lambert farmed more than 2,500 acres of his family's land in the region he loved, the Arkansas Delta, where he was born and raised, according to Steve Patterson, the senator's chief of staff. He said that Lambert had suffered for several years from Alzheimer's disease. He served on the board of directors of Riceland Foods for 23 years and helped establish the Mississippi Grain Cooperative, serving as its president for 20 years. "My father loved this country and this state," said Lincoln, who was elected senator in 1998. "He inspired me to run for public office by challenging me like he challenged so many others. He appreciated the freedoms and liberties we enjoy and believed that each of us should be willing to give something back." Jacques Massu PARIS — Jacques Massu, a retired general who led French forces to victory in die 1957 Battle of Algiers, died Saturday at his home. He was 94. During a military career that spanned most major French battles of the 20th century, Massu rose to prominence in World War II. In June 1940, he followed Gen. Charles de Gaulle's call to resist the pro-Nazi Vichy government in France. Before rising to the rank of general in 1955, Massu fought in Chad, Tunisia, Vietnam and other operations in the former French colonies across Africa and Asia. He took command of the 10th Parachute Division in 1956, France's elite force tasked with maintaining order in Algeria. With Massu's help, France eventually won the Battle of Algiers — a pivotal point in the war mat ended with Algeria's independence from France. Torture was widespread throughout the Algerian war, although there has been no official admission. Massu, in an interview with Le Monde in 2000, said he regretted die practices of torture and summary executions during the war, which were "generalized" and then "institutionalized." President Jacques Chirac praised Massu for having gone public with his difficult confession. Briefs Candidates will debate Tuesday The League of Women Voters of Indiana County will hold its candidates forum Tuesday at the Oak Place Community Center, 1055 Oak St., Indiana. The group has invited the candidates who represent Indiana County in Congress and the state House of Representatives to respond to questions from the audience. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. and conclude by 8:30. It will be broadcast on radio stations 1450 WDAD-AM, Indiana, and 1160 WCCS-AM, Homer City. As of last week, the group had commitments from state Rep. Sara Steelman, D-Indiana, and her Republican challenger, Dave Reed, as well as from the challengers in the 9th and 12th congressional districts. Democrat John Henry of Chambersburg and Republican .William Choby of Johnstown. Henry is challenging incumbent Republican Bill Shuster of Hollidaysburg, and Choby is running against Rep. John Murtha, D-Johnstown. State Rep. Jeff Coleman, R- Apollo, has also agreed to speak. He is unopposed for re-election. Test your book smarts Bookstore gift certificates are up for grabs in a literature-trivia game Wednesday at the Indiana Free Library. Lit Quiz 2 will begin at 6:30 p.m. It is free and is open to the public. Contestants will take a 30- point multiple-choice quiz on books and authors in the news, plots and characters from classic literature, best sellers and other trivia. A moderator will present the questions using a Power Point presentation. Refreshments will be served during an intermission, while the tests are being scored. Prizes will be awarded to the top three scorers. Tiebreaker questions, if necessary, will determine final placement. The prizes are a $25 gift certificate for The Book Nook in downtown Indiana for first place, a $5 Book Nook gift certificate and an Indiana Free Library canvas book bag for second, and a $5 Book Nook gift certificate for third. The contest is geared toward adults, but younger contestants are welcome. ••: Call (724) 465-8841 for more information. COLUMNIST CARL KOLOGIE, TUESDAYS If you can dial a phone, Thursday October 31 st Halloween Part PHARMACY and Come in for Breakfast or Lunch and Receive a Treat Bag from Cafe 701 and a 25% OFF Coupon from the GIFT SHOP AM - 6 PM A X? Anew Kelly Packer, RN, Administrator. Connie Zagurskic, Ops Mgr. Dr. Matthew Klain, Medical Director frst Precious Gifts... We will care for your family the way we care for ours. iursing • Therapies • Home Health Aide Medicare Approved . BC-RS Insurances - Federal/Stale Certified t Health Agency Serving tlie needs of patients in Indiana County 650 South 13th Strew, Indiana 724-465-9224 Office Hours: 9 A.M. - 4:00 RM. Monday thru Friday 24 Hour On-Call RN - 7 days per week including holidays ^—^—^^~^~—^^^^^••••••^••^^•^•^•^••i To report underage drinking, call: 1-888-UNDER-21 (1-888-863-3721) One effective tool for preventing underate drinking is at your fingertips - your telephone. If you know of any underage drinking occurring or about to occur in your neighborhood, use the above toll-free number to put a stop to it. There are very good reasons to take action: • Underage drinking is risky behavior, leading to trouble in school and at home, impaired driving, vandalism and unprotected sex. ,9 Preventing underage drinking can save lives by stopping risky behavior that goes along with minors drinking. • In Pennsylvania, it is illegal for persons under the age of 21 to drink alcohol. mm Underage Mian W ™" Help protect the future of our youth - learn how you can help prevent underaee drinking. Call 1-800-5376531 for more inform*,:™

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