The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 9, 2001 · Page 6
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AB MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2001 GREAT PLAINS THE SALINA JOURNAL DEATHS & FUNERALS T COLORADO Doris K. Barber HERINGTON — Doris K. Barber, 35, Herington, died Friday, April 6, 2001, as the result of an automobile crash south of Salina. Mrs. Barber was born' Dofis K. Burkhead on June 15, 1965, at Wilson, and was a resident of Herington since 1978. She was a homemaker and also helped her husband at Rod's Body Shop, doing secretarial work, bookkeeping, estimates and helping with the restoration work. She was active with the local craft and social club. Survivors include her husband, Rodney W. of the home; two sons, Robert and Ryan, both of the home; and a sister, Caroline Stark of Rogers, Ark.; and two brothers, Tim Burkhead and James Burkhead, both of Wilson. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Donahue Funeral Home Chapel, Herington, the Rev. Edward J. Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Delavan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First National Bank, Herington for her sons' education fund or sent to the funeral home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington 67449. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Velma I. Biankenship SAPULPA, Okla. — Velma I. Biankenship, 88, Sapulpa, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at The Gardens, Sapulpa. Mrs. Biankenship was born Velma I. Lowry on July 8, 1912, at Webster, Kan., and was a former resident of Denver, Sun City, Ariz., and Bartlesville. She had taught in Webster area schools and worked for the Coleman Co. and for the federal government in Denver She also was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, Bartlesville. Her husband, Carl, died in 1991. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Anderson of Tulsa and Carla Ann Biankenship of Chicago; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Smith-Moore- Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton, Kan., the Rev Elton Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Stockton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, in care of the funeral home, 723 N. First, Stockton, KS 67669. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service today at the funeral home. Virgil Boatman HEBRON, Neb. — Virgil Boatman, 81, Hebron, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Hebron. Mr Boatman was born Dec. 8, 1919, at Almena, Kan. He was owner and operator of Boatman Electric and Hebron Laundromat and was also a milkman for Hebron Dairy and worked at Deshler Broom Factory, Standard Market, Miller Appliance and Deshler Lumber He was an Army veteran of World War II, a past commander and district commander of T COLORADO Today's obituaries SAUNA William O.'Bill" Chatt KANSAS ABILENE: Alice A. Lutlil BELLEVILLE: Norman E. Burandl HERINGTON: Doris K. Barber LURAY: James C. "Jim" Rose STOCKTON: Janet Jones VICTORIA: Janice J. O'Reagan OUT OF STATE Velma 1. Blanl<enship, Sapulpa, Okla. Virgil Boatman, Hebron, Neb. Thayer County Veterans of Foreign Wars Goldstar Post 5328 and a member of American Legion Post 180. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge 43 and Hebron Rotary Club. He was a volunteer fireman and a 50-year member of United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Gary. Survivors include his wife, Ruth of Hebron; two sons, John of Beatrice and Richard of Hebron; two daughters, Margaret Hyman and Janice Fentress, both of Beatrice; three brothers, Wayne of Forest Grove, Ore., Lloyd of Akron, Colo., and Melvin of Paonia, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great­ grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Hebron, the Rev Warren Schoming officiating. Inurnment will be in Hebron City Cemetery Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. There will be no visitation. The body was cremated. Price Funeral Home, 210 S. Third, Hebron 68370, is handling arrangements. Norman E. Burandt BELLEVILLE — Norman E. Burandt, 88, Belleville, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Republic County Hospital, Belleville. Mr Burandt was born Oct. 25,1912, at Belleville and was a lifetime resident. He was a rural school teacher for eight years and a carman for Rock Island Railroad for more than 25 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a former member of American Legion, Belleville. His first wife, Georgia, died in 1987. Survivors include his wife, Grace of Belleville; a daughter, Diedra Lussow, Toronto, Canada; a son, Douglas of San Antonio; two stepdaughters, Kathy Jensen of Belleville and Karen Jensen of Meeker, Colo.; a stepson, Donald Moorehead of Alliance, Neb.; two grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; and 17 stepgreat-grandchil- dren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, Robert Hovorka officiating. Burial will be in Belleville Cemetery Memorials may be made Golden Bell Haven, Belleville. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 1104 20th, Belleville 66935. William O. "Bill" Chatt William O. "Bill" Chatt, 65, Salina, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Salina Regional Health Center Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, Salina, is handling arrangements. Janet Jones STOCKTON — Janet Jones, 76, Stockton, died Saturday, April 7,2001, at Phillips County Retirement Center, Phillipsburg. Mrs. Jones was born Janet Fenton on May 4, 1924, at Hunter and was a resident of the Stockton area since 1933. She worked for Beech Aircraft, Wichita, during World War II and was a telephone operator at Stockton. She was preceded in death by a son, Mike, in 1996. Survivors include her husband. Herb of the home; two daughters, Virginia Hamilton of Overland Park and Kay Lawrence of Wichita; her twin sister, Janeva Jones of Stockton; a brother, Raleigh Fenton of Stockton; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton, the Rev Tim Ault-Duell officiating. Burial will be in Woodston Cemetery Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, in care of the funeral home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Wild animals, pets fall victim to banned poison Officials searching for source of cliemical that kifled 65 animals By ELLEN MILLER Scripps Howard News Service GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Poison so deadly that it is banned in all but four states has killed 30 dogs and cats and 35 birds in a small neighborhood in Orchard Mesa, Colo., police say. The poison even sickened a police officer who handled a stricken dog. Worried residents, concerned for their pets, now say they fear for their children, too. "It's scary, and there are kids in this neighborhood," said Alice Cox, who has a 10- month-old baby "We're really hoping they'll find out who's doing this." Police disclosed Thursday that veterinary experts at Texas A&M University have identified the poison as odium monofluoroacetate, widely known as Compound 1080. The compound was widely used in the West for predator control until it was banned in 1972. The poison was so toxic that it didn't stop with the predator but continued into the food chain, killing birds, coyotes,' eagles, bears and others that came in contact with the targeted animal. "It takes only an extremely small amount to kill an animal or human," said Officer Dave Stassen. "It's terribly lethal." The substance is allowed in diluted use only in Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Wyoming, where it is tightly controlled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The only legal outlet for Compound 1080, Stassen said, is in Pocatello, Idaho, and investigators are checking to see if anyone from Grand Junction made a purchase. The poisonings started in December, when a few dead starlings were found. Then dogs and cats began to die, some due to poisoned meat thrown into yards. "Keep an eye on your kids, keep and eye on your pets," Stassen said. "Water your yards and then water them again, because that dilutes it and makes it less lethal. And if you see a sick animal, call us. Don't try to handle it yourself" That's what happened to Officer David Palacios after he handled a poisoned dog during an investigation in early March, Stassen said. Palacios had "flu-like" symptoms, a severe headache, nausea and vomiting for a week and a half. T MORLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT District's fate in board's hands Alice A. Luthi ABILENE — Alice A. Luthi, 98, Abilene, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare, Abilene. Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene, is handling arrangements. Janice J. O'Reagan VICTORIA — Janice J. O'Reagan, 49, Victoria, died Friday April 6, 2001, at St. John Nursing Home, Victoria. Mrs. O'Reagan was born Janice J. Jacobs on Nov. 28,1951, at Spokane, Wash. She was a homemaker and a nurse's aid. Survivors include her husband, Tom of the home; two daughters, Jeanie Lee of Wasilla, Alaska, and Amy Chaffin of Seattle; a son, Brian of Spokane; and a brother, Vern Jacobs of Spokane. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Stockton, the Rev James Grennan officiating. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery Memorials may be made to St. Thomas Catholic Church, in care of Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. James C. "Jim" Rose LURAY — James C. "Jim" Rose, 62, Luray died Sunday April 8, 2001, at Hays Medical Center Rodrick and Minear Funeral home, Luray, is handling arrangements. Meeting today will decide if elementary school remains open By The Associated Press MORLAND — The Morland School Board is expected to decide the fate of the district's future today — and that's just fine with many of the people working for the district. The school board's meeting today will be the third meeting in about a month, with discussion focusing on the future of the embattled district. No matter what the decision, Morland Principal Shelly Swayne said she's ready for the vote to take place. "I am worn out. My staff is worn out. We're worn out from all the research to answer the questions, and it's hard to answer the tough questions," she said. "It's time to make the decision and do what we're going to do. We've got to stand up and make a decision, and know we're doing the right thing. T CONAGRA PLANT There's absolutely no shame in that." Even if school board members vote to keep Morland Elementary School open for another year, Swayne said it is likely her last year in town. A Graham County native, Swayne, 27, became principal this year — only her second year at the Morland schools. "I am looking. I've got my resume all polished up. There's such a huge shortage of superintendents, especially in small towns," she said. Swayne said most of her teachers, both in the elementary and high school, have attended area job fairs and are looking for new employers. "Some of my teachers are starting to land interviews and starting to get some success in the job search," she said. "It's kind of odd. I don't have to worry about just my job search, but as an administrator I have to worry about other people getting jobs, too." Swayne said she's cautious about telling her staff that their job security is guaranteed next year Last summer, Swayne and her staff were shocked when 17 fewer students showed up at enrollment. "We kept waiting and waiting for people to come, and they didn't come. To me personally as an educator, there would be no worse feeling in the world than to sign a contract with a school that I've been very loyal to over my career, and then come August, nobody shows up - talk about getting kicked in the gut," she said. "I don't want to do that to them." Although Swayne is anxious for the decision to be made, she said the most difficult part of the process is evaluating which scenario is best for the students. "There isn't a right decision, and there isn't a wrong decision. Whether we host classes or don't host classes, the kids will benefit on both sides of the ball. Now, we're trying to decide which way more kids are going to benefit." Meat packer offered incentives By The Associated Press GARDEN CITY — Finney County and Garden City are putting together tax breaks and other incentives to convince ConAgra to re-open its plant that was heavily damaged in a Christmas fire. The meat-packing plant employed 2,300 people. The incentive plan would give ConAgra up to a local 75 percent property tax break on new construction valued at more than $10 million over a 10-year period. Included in the plan are state incentives, including forgivable loans and income tax breaks. Finney County commissioners are expected to vote on a tax- break plan for ConAgra on Monday The Garden City Commission is scheduled to discuss the plan Tuesday The local and state incentives would both require ConAgra to meet conditions to get the breaks. If ConAgra does build, or purchases land or equipment valued at more than $10 million, the company will automatically qualify for a 50 percent property tax break over the 10-year period. ON THE RECORD picked up isted and Unloaded BB gun earns felony charge Teacher found gun after searching youth's car without permission By CHRISTINE REID Scripps Howard News Service BROOMFIELD, Colo. — A 16-year-old high school student may be charged with a felony after school officials found an unloaded BB gun in his car The student, a sophomore at Legacy High School, was released to his parents after the gun was found Wednesday under the seat of his car parked at Legacy the school. • HAYS The BB gun was discovered shortly after 9 a.m. when the boy parked his car in a lot not designated for student parking, police reported. An adult monitor at the school told the student to report to the office and then searched his car without his permission, acr cording to reports. She reported finding what she thought was a real handgun to police. It turned out to be an unloaded BB gun. The student told authorities he used it to target shoot at cans and had forgotten it was in his can Prosecutors informed police the charge was a felony and the student must appear in juvenile court. "It is a deadly weapon by definition," said Adams County District Attorney Bob Grant. Punishments that could be levied against the student i-ange from several years in a locked-down juvenile corrections facility to a deferred sentence with probation. The school official who found the gun was within her legal limits to search the student's car without permission, said Susan Carlson, director of public affairs for Adams 12 Five Star Schools. "Cars parked on school parking lots are treated as a locker in terms of search and seizure," she said. District policy allows for that type of search when there is "reasonable suspicion" that something not allowed on school grounds is contained inside. Carlson was unsure what circumstances led the Legacy official to become suspicious. The student also faces disciplinary action by school officials. According to Adams district policy, the infraction is grounds for exclusion, which could mean either suspension or expulsion. Chamber 'connects' with new members Membership drive steers organization to nearly 750 By DIANE GASPER-O'BRIEN Hays Daily News HAYS — It took the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce more than 80 years to get 600 members. But it took an enthusiastic group of community members just two days to push that number to nearly 750. Sparked by "The Chamber Connection," a consulting firm from Fort Worth, Texas, teams of callers met at the offices of Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas last week to call to recruit new members to the chamber After four 2 Ms-hour sessions of calling on cellular phones, 142 new members had joined the chamber. That was more than three times more than the 40 members recruited during last year's membership drive. Gina Riedel, executive director of the Hays chamber, came up with the idea of an aggressive two-day recruitment after visiting with members of the chamber offices from Dodge City and Liberal. Team captains were recruited, and teams were formed for the calling. Once callers received a yes on the other end, runners went out to deliver a box of goodies along with the membership packet. "It was a very high-energy event, pretty exciting to be involved with," said Linda Donlay chairwoman of the board of directors. "And (The Chamber Connection) said that we can expect probably about one or two dozen more to join from all of this." The Hays Chamber was founded on Nov 1,1917, and was incorporated in 1956. Animal shelter These animals were April 7 at the locations taken to the Salina Animal Shelter, 329 N. Second. Phone 826-6535. DOGS — Tan and silver female yorkie, 100 block of Neal Court; chocolate and white male pit mix with black collar, 400 block of Charles Street; gray male Weimer- aner with orange collar, 2100 block of North Ninth Street; black and white recently spayed, female Labrador, Assaria. Restaurant inspections East Crawford Coastal, 1103 E. Crwaford — Cleaing supplies on shelf above food item in storeroom. Report dated March 29. Iron Pump, 418 E. Iron — No hot/cold water in mop sink. Report dated March 29. Bicentennial Center (kitchen), 800 Midway — No critical violations. Report dated March 29. Kansas State University-Salina, 209 College Center/2310 Centennial — Package of cigarettes on clean utensil shelf. Raw hamburger above green onions in walk-in. Critical violations corrected while health inspector was on site. Report dated April 2. American Legion Post 62, 142 S. Seventh — No critical violations. Report dated April 3. Carol Lee Donuts, 145 S. Santa Fe — No critical violations. Report dated April 3. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me." — Luke 22:19 (NIV) Art Center Cinema, 150 S. Santa Fe — No critical violations. Report dated April 3. Eagles, 146 N. Seventh — No critical violations. Report dated April 4. Rendezvous Bar, 249 N. Santa Fe — Low-temperature mold in ice machine. Critical violation corrected while health Inspector on site. Report dated April 4. Greek's Pizza, 123B S. Santa Fe — Potentially hazardous food and ready-to-eat food not date-marked in walk-in cooler. Ice scoop handle in ice machine. Potentially hazardous food and ready-to-eat food not date-marked on make-table. Spray bottle of Windex on shelf above food-prep area. Dirty towel on clean slicer. No reading on wiping cloth sanitlzer. Report dated April 4. y Qj Tj ID YjNumbers SATURDAY'S DRAWINGS DAILY PICK 3 8-9-4 WINNER TAKE ALL 8-16-20-22-31 KANSAS CASH 15-20-23-26-27-31 Estimated Jackpot $130,000 POWERBALL 18-20-31-37-41 POWERBALL 1 Estimated Jackpot $66.1 million SUNDAY'S DRAWING DAILY PICK 3 7-6-0 Those of us that knew you, will ] remember your "dash" forever. Your family and many friends

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