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THE SALINA JOURNAL SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2001 B3 DEATHS & FUNERALS • GAS STORAGE Liability issue ties up gas storage bill Leia Rae "Lamer" Hinkson Lela Rae "Lamer" Hinkson, 87, Salina, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at her home. Mrs. Hinkson was born Lela Rae Oldfield on Aug. 16,1913, at Canton and was a longtime Salina resident. She was fountain manager for Crown Drug Store for more than 15 years, a waitress for Neisner's Five MRS. HINKSON J'aL^'-lcnT.a Restaurant and was a clerk for DAV Thrift Store, all in Salina. She was a member of the Grand Avenue Methodist Church of Salina and Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary She was also an avid bingo player. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Cecil Hinkson in 1984 and Emil L. Lamer in 2001; and a son, Larry Lamer in 1998. Survivors include two sons. Jay Hinkson of Bakersfield, Calif., and Gary Lamer of Abilene; four daughters, Delores Medick of Hillsboro, Cecelia Hinkson and Terry Pinnell, both of Salina, and Jeri Keener of Hinkley, Calif.; 27 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial'service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, the Rev Paul Robbins officiating. Memorials may be made to Fraternal Order of Eagles Max Baer Heart Fund. There will be no visitation. The body was cremated. Raymond Holaday GRINNELL — Raymond Holaday, 84, Grinnell, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Gove County Medical Center, Quinter. Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter, is handling arrangements. Lyie Benjamin "L.B." Hoover M cpherson — Lyle Benjamin "L.B." Hoover, 81, McPherson, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Hutchinson Hospital. Mr. Hoover was born Sept. 24, 1919, at Abilene and lived in McPherson since 1962, moving from El Dorado. He was a station agent for Santa Fe Railroad in Conway He was a World War II Army veteran and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715 and American Legion Post 24, both of McPherson. Survivors include his wife, Irene Laura of the home; a stepson. Jack D. Smith of Conway, Ark.; a stepdaughter, Ila Marie Laxson of Federal Way, Wash.; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, 222 W Euclid, McPherson 67460, the Rev Paul Oborny officiating. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Restlawn Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Newton. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715, both of McPherson. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday Alvin G. Miles ABILENE — Alvin G. Miles, 80, Abilene, died Thursday, April 5,2001, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mr. Miles was born July 21, 1920, at Topeka and had lived in T KOSHER BEEF QbltuarlBS SALINA Lela Rae "Lamer" Hinkson Patrick A. Miller, Ernst A. Pedersen Gertrude Lena Schakel KANSAS ABILENE: Alvin Q. Miles COLBY: Cora M.Vaughn CONCORDIA: Martha L. Vignery GRINNELL: Raymond Holaday MCPHERSON: Lyle Benjamin "L.B." Hoover WASHINGTON: Harold R."BuSs" Root OUT OF STATE William Quick, Thousand Oaks, Calif. Janet Faustine Rowe, Seneca, Mo. Ethel Marie Wilson, Canton, Ohio Abilene since 1961. He worked for Kansas Power and Light for 30 years, retiring in 1982. He was a World War II veteran and a life member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife, Jane of the home; a brother. Gale of Topeka; and two sisters, Iva Kruger and Virginia Lynn, both of Topeka. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Danner Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410, the Rev. Ken Mostue officiating. Burial will be in Abilene Cemetery Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Patrick A. IVIiller Patrick A. Miller, 46, Salina, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at his home. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina. Ernst A. Pedersen Ernst A. Pedersen, 80, Salina, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mr. Pedersen was born April 15, 1920, at Lincoln County He worked for Salina Spring and Axle and was a carpenter and school janitor in Escondido, Calif., returning to Salina in 1992. He was a World War II Army veteran and was awarded five bronze medals. He was a member of American Legion Post 62 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1432, both of Salina. His wife. Hazel, died in 1991. Survivors include a son, Tim Wilson of Greenfield, Ohio; two daughters, Barbara Pauly of Converse, Texas, and Carol Diorio of Citrus Heights, Calif.; a stepson. Gene Dillard of Carlsbad, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Joy MacDonald of Nobel, Texas; a brother, Melvin of Salina; three sisters, Olga Peterman of Lincoln, Norma Schaefer of Holyrood and Elda Stroede of Ellsworth; eight grandchildren; and three stepgrandchil- dren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, the Rev Paul Robbins officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery south of Lincoln. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Salina. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary William Quick THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — William Quick, 79, Thousand Oaks, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at his home. Mr. Quick was born Aug. 31, 1921, at Ellsworth, Kan. He was a design engineer and retired from Northrup in Thousand Oaks in 1987. Survivors include his wife, Barbara of the home; four sons, Doug Quick, Bob Quick and Bill Quick, aU of California, and Bill Fountain of Pennsylvania; and three grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Conego Valley 80 W. Hillcrest, Ste. 204, Thousand Oaks 91360. Neptune Society of Santa Barbara handled arrangements. Harold R. "Buss" Root WASHINGTON — Harold R. "Buss" Root, 70, Washington, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Hanover Hospital, Hanover. Mr. Root was born AprU 9, 1930, at Washington. He worked in criminal investigation for the federal government and was a member of American Legion 91 of Washington. Survivors include his wife, Julia of Washington; a son. Randy of Glen Carbon, 111.; a daughter, Susan Schindler of O'Fallon, 111.; and five grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ward Funeral Home, 115 W. Second, Washington 66968, Pastor Jeri Dexheimer officiating. Burial will be in Washington City Cemetery Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Janet Faustine Rowe SENECA, Mo. — Janet Faustine Rowe, 55, Seneca, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Seneca House. Mrs. Rowe was born Janet McCoUey on Aug. 24, 1945, at Titonka, Iowa. She was a co-driver for Packard Trucking Co. of Neosha. She was preceded in death by a grandson. Survivors include a daughter, Shamra Cole of Texaco, N.M.; a son, Matt Carr of Neosha; three sisters, LaVonne Copas of Salina, Kan., Darene Gould of Tulsa, Okla., and Rozene Helms; two brothers, Eldon McCoUey of Amarillo, Texas, and Jerry McCoUey of Owasso, Okla.; and seven grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Mowery Funeral Home, 9110 Mingo Valley, Owasso, OK 74055. Gertrude Lena Schakel Gertrude Lena Schakel, 91, Salina, formerly of Bavaria, died Wednesday, April 4,2001, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mrs. Schakel was born Gertrude Lena Schrader on April 1, 1910, at Bavaria and was a former resident of Bavaria and Wichita, return- .•nc eouAi/pi i"g to Bavaria MRS, SCHAKEL in 1973 and moving to Salina in 1997. She was a bookkeeper for Ark Bakery and Buck's Inc., both of Wichita, and a homemaker. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Salina, Bavaria Extension Unit and Saline County Historical Society and a former member of Rebekah Lodge, Salina. Her husband, Arie, died in 1984. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Maxine Allen of Knoxville, Iowa; a sister, Elsie Bieber of Bavaria; and several stepgrandchildren and step- great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. today at St. John's Lutheran Church, Salina, the Rev Wendell Berggren officiating. Burial will be in Bavaria Cemetery Memorials may be made to the church or Bavaria Community Cemetery Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, is handling arrangements. • Because of a Journal error, the location of her sister was incorrect in Friday's edition. Cora M. Vaughn COLBY — Cora M. Vaughn, 88, Colby died Thursday April 5, 2001, at Prairie Senior Living Complex, Colby Mrs. Vaughn was born Cora M. Bremser on Oct. 30, 1912, at Rawlins County and was a longtime area resident. She was a retired telephone operator. Her husband, Melvin M., died May 1, 2000. Survivors include nephews and nieces. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Kersenbrock Funeral Chapel, 745 Country Club Drive, Colby 67701, the Rev Bruce Burfield officiating. Burial will be in Beulah Cemetery Colby Memorials may be made to Colby Community College Endowment Association. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Martha L. Vignery CONCORDIA ~ Martha L. Vignery 74, Concordia, died Wednesday April 4, 2001, at Mount Joseph Senior Community Concordia. Mrs. Vignery was born Martha L. Hanson on Dec. 6, 1926, northwest of Concordia. She had worked for Wilcox Business Service and was a bookkeeper for Ad's Tire & Gas. She was a member of Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, where she taught Sunday School and managed the Episcopal Thrift Shop and Rummage Sales. She was also a member of St. Ann's Guild, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Ladies of the Elks and AARR She was preceded in death by her husband, Adelore L., in 1988; and a daughter, Terry Lynn Vignery. Survivors include five sons, Del and John, both of Lincoln, David of Concordia, Richard of Salina and Bill of Honolulu; a brother, Larry "Bud" Hanson of Hot Springs, S.D.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Chapel, 325 W Sixth, Concordia 66901, Wendell Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia. Memorials may be made to Episcopal Church of the Epiphany American Diabetes Association or Mount Joseph Senior Community Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel. Ethel Marie Wilson CANTON, Ohio — Ethel Marie Wilson, 76, Canton, died Monday April 2, 2001, at Aultman Hospital. Mrs. Wilson was born Ethel Yonally at Wells, Kan. She was a retired bookkeeper at Canton Electronic Center and Sandy's Landscaping. Her husband, Robert K. Wilson, died in 2000. Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Smith of Virginia and Nila Stillion of Massillion; a son, Ronald of North Canton; a brother, Roy Yonally of Kansas; five grandchildren; and a gi-eat-granddaughter The funeral was at Welch- Sekeres-Lewis Funeral Home, 2523 Tuscarawas, West Canton 44708. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery Supplies tight, prices high for kosher beef ConAgra's beef plant fire, Argentina beef issues cause shortage By ROXANA HEGEMAN The Associated Press WICHITA — Consumers wiU pay a lot more for that kosher brisket on the table this Passover in the wake of a fire that destroyed a major kosher slaughtering plant in Kansas. Already tight supplies since the December fire at ConAgra's beef plant in Garden City were further aggravated by the recent stoppage of meat imports from Argentina because of foot-and-mouth disease in that country industry experts said. Much of the kosher meat eaten in the United States came from Argentina, said Menechem Lubinsky, president of Integrated Marketing Communications. His New York marketing firm specializes in the kosher market and hosts an annual kosher food convention in this country Wholesalers and retailers are well-stocked for the Passover holiday which begins Saturday but concern is growing over whether there will be adequate supplies of kosher beef throughout the summer, he said. Some cities, most notably Atlanta and Los Angeles, have already reported spot shortages of kosher brisket because of the ConAgra fire, he said. Supplies of brisket in New York and Florida are adequate, but expensive. Jews comprise a large share of the kosher market, and Passover is a peak demand time for the kosher foods. But kosher foods are also sought out by Muslims, Seventh-day Adventists and other consumers who consider it healthier. Kosher, which literally means "fit to eat," is used to describe foods that follow strict Biblical dietary laws. In the processing of kosher beef, only certain cuts of the animal are used, and the process must meet strict standards for cleanliness and quality Artificial preservatives, flavors, colors and byproducts are not allowed. Kosher beef supplies started getting tight in the past two months, although prices for it as well as beef in general has been going up for the past six months, Lubinsky said. A kosher brisket now costs about 15 percent more than it did a few months ago. At Irv's Market in Overland Park, Kan., the approved butcher for kosher foods in the Kansas City metropolitan area, owner Steve Silverman said the biggest impact has been on his wholesale costs — which his own suppliers tell him are due to the ConAgra fire and increased exports of U.S. beef to Europe. "We unfortunately have to pass it on to the consumer," he said. Prices for kosher beef are up at least 20 percent in Kansas City though part of that increase may be linked to increased demand for Passover, Silverman said. A kosher brisket now costs between $3 and $4 per pound — about 50 to 75 cents per pound more than just a few months ago, he said. By comparison, a non-kosher brisket costs about 99 cents per pound. "People who keep kosher are used to paying high prices; for some of them it is part of the deal of keeping kosher. Unfortunately it hurts everybody when the prices go up as much as they have recently" Silverman said. Amendment calling for state to plug old brine wells stalls bill By CAROL CRUPPER Harris News Service TOPEKA — Because lawmakers continue to struggle with the issue of liability a new gas storage law for Kansas will wait a bit longer. The stalling point has been an amendment attached by Rep. Mike O'Neal, R-Hutchinson, that calls for the state to establish a program to plug abandoned brine wells. In mid-January natural gas spewed from such wells, rocking Hutchinson. "I'm wanting to get whatever help I can to get brine wells plugged," O'Neal said Friday Some wells date to the late 1800s, and if courts can't find the responsible party to plug them, O'Neal thinks the state needs to take some responsibility His amendment directs the state to develop a program so money could be available at a future date. There is no money for the plan in this year's budget. "When I'm chasing money next year and the year after that, I want something in statute to help," O'Neal said. Hutchinson estimates a $9.6 million cost to plug some 160 wells. Costs run between $40,000 and $65,000 per well. Don Carlson, with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, said workers plugging some of the first wells have found "ratty" casings and items as large as fence posts tossed into them. "They're nightmares to work with," he said. House and Senate negotiators tussled with the proposal Thursday and Friday without reaching agreement. Although Senate President Dave Kerr, R-Hutchinson, supported O'Neal's intent, he wanted to ensure that the state wasn't taking full responsibility "I just don't want to give the impression that everyone else is off the hook," he said. On Friday, Senate Utilities Chairman Stan Clark, R-Oakley said not all negotiators were comfortable with the wording. He said the conference committee is trying to keep to the intent of the bill without saddling the state with unwanted liability. "There are so many unforeseen potential circumstances," Clark said. O'Neal said brine wells should be treated no differently than abandoned oil and gas wells, and the state has a program for those. Clark expects action before the end of April. "By the end of the session, we'll have agreement," he said. The bulk of the bill changes how the state regulates the underground storage of natural and liquid petroleum gas. MEATS JEFF COOPER / The Salina Journal Mllford "Sarge" Zimmerman sits outside Lamer's iMarltet after shopping. He walks nearly a mile to shop at the market. Market / Still deliver groceries FROM PAGE B1 "The little guy like the little produce man, he's gone," Howard Lamer said, "When my father started, there were at least 15 of these." The Lamers still deliver groceries to those who request that, and they allow charge accounts for some folks. The Wiesendangers plan a few changes. Lori Wiesendanger said plans are to update the store with fresh paint, offer lunch specials, make more deliveries and keep the store open later in the evening. The charge accounts? They'll stay "It's just a quaint little old neighborhood grocery like they use to have 100 years ago," Lori Wiesendanger said, adding that she and her husband are happy to keep a "mom and pop" business tradition alive in Salina. Good times Howard Lamer said the work of tending the store has yielded quite a few good memories. And some bad ones, too, like the day his knock on a door to deliver groceries went unanswered. He pushed open the door to find his customer having a seizure. Lamer called 911, and the man's family credit the grocer with saving his life. Lamer said many customers have told him they're disappointed that he and his wife are leaving the business. "I just tell 'em, 'Try these new folks, they seem to be on the ball,' "he said. The Lamers plan to help the Wiesendangers out for about a month to "introduce them to all the customers," Howard Lamer said. After that, the Lamers will travel to see family in Iowa, California and Utah. Judy Lamer said she's glad the store will still be there and that the neighborhood will still be "taken care of" She said, "You couldn't ask for a better bunch of people." • Reporter Tana Thomson ca n be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 17 3, or by e-mail atsjtthomson @saljournal.com. ON THE RECORD Police blotter BURGLARY — A digital camera and case belonging to Queen Management Group, Montgomery, Ala., was taken from a company car jarked at Target, 2939 Market =lace, between 12:30 and 12:50 p.m. Thursday; $1,114 loss. DAMAGE — A computer and computer screen owned by Juanlta Webster, 54, was destroyed at her home at 7:19 a.m. Friday; $1,500 loss. CRASH — Nathan Zimmerman, 24, 770 Commanche, was treated at Salina Regional Health Center, 400 S. Santa Fe, for injuries he received when his car and another collided at the intersection of Franklin and Choctaw streets at 4:13 p.m. Friday. The other driver, Laura Tiffany, 52, 511 Beechwood, did not seek medical treatment. Oi>#i)###Nuiiibers FmPAY'SDBAWWS DAILY PICK 3 1-4-1 Animal shelter These animals were picked up April 5 at the locations listed and taken to the Salina Animal Shelter, 329 N. Second. Phone 826-6535. DOGS — Black and white female terrier mix with blue collar, 900 block of East Minneapolis; black and white male Labrador, 2500 Market Place; white and tan male Heeler, 1900 S. Kipp Road. CATS — White female shorthair with split eye, 1200 block of Dover Drive; black and white female medi- umhair, 700 block of Wood; calico female domestic shorthair, 200 block of North 12th; black and white female domestic mediumhair, 700 block of Wood. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. — Colossians 3:16 (NIV)

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