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THE SALINA JOURNAL GREAT PLAINS SATURDAY, APRIL Si. 2001 B3 DEATHS & FUNERALS Ada M. Bell GOODLAND — Ada M. Bell, 87, died Friday, April 20,2001, at Good Samaritan Center in Goodland. Koons Funeral Home, Goodland 67735, is in charge of arrangements. Raymond Cailteux CONCORDIA — Raymond Cailteux, 89, Concordia, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at Cloud County Health Center. Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia, is handling arrangements. Bernadine Degenhardt HAYS — Bernadine Degenhardt, 86, Hays, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at Hays Good Samaritan Center. Mrs. Degenhardt was born Bernadine Munk on March 16, 1915, near Victoria. She was a homemaker and a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and the Altar Society Christian Mothers. Her husband, Victor, died in 1995. Survivors include four sons, Dennis of Wichita, Bill of Oakley and Jerry and Robert, both of Hays; a daughter, Joyce Mosher of Littleton, Colo.; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great­ grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, the Rev Don Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery Hays. An Altar Society Christian Mothers rosary will be said at 4 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine, Hays 67601. ; Memorials may be made to : the church. I Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 to 9:45 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Lucille "Tootle" Ferguson FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Lucille "Tootle" Ferguson, 91, Fort Collins, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Fort Collins. Mrs. Ferguson was born Lucille Sherrad on May 23, 1909, at Norway, Kan., and lived most of her life in the Belleville, Kan., area. She was office manager for Ferguson Oil Co. and a partner in Kansas Transport Co. She was a member of OBS, Delphian Club, Monday Nite Bridge Club and Methodist Church, all of Belleville. Her husband, Harry, died In 1995. Survivors include a son, Dr. Harry Ferguson of Fort Collins; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandehlldren. The service will be at 11 a .m. Wednesday at Belleville City Cemetery, Dr. Paul Morris offl- elating. Memorials may be made to the Belleville Fire Department, Visitation will be fVom 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, 1104 20th, Belleville 66935. Mildred 0. Hamilton MINNEAPOLIS — Mildred 0. Hamilton, 80, Minneapolis, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at Salina Regional Health Center. Mrs. Hamilton was born Mildred 0. Klser on Dec. 26, 1920, at Lamar and lived in Minneapolis since 1985, moving from Lamar and Salina. She • was a former sales clerk at Crown Drug and Anthony's in Salina and later assisted her husband with their racehorses and painting- and paper-hanging business. She was a member of the Baptist Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of Minneapolis. She was preceded in death by her husband. Earl E., in 1996; and a grandchild. Survivors include a son, Robert of Las Vegas; a daughter, Sandra Brown of Eureka; a brother, Basil Kiser of Gresham. Ore.; a sister, Nina Gard of Minneapolis; two grandchil- Today's obituaries KANSAS CONCORDIA: Raymond Cailteux GOODUND: Ada M. Bell HAYS: Bernadine Degenhardt , HOXIE: Donald awittlg MCPHERSON: Clifford Elmer Holman, Anna Belle Koons IWINNEAPOLIS: Mildred O. Hamilton NEODESHA: Amos O. Russell •.Sr.::^-:; OAKLEY: Tamera L. Rudell- Mathlas SOUTH HUTCHINSON: Ruby Jotinson STUTTGART: Alvin E.'Bud" : Merklein ; WICHITA: Vada Lorraine Nixon OUT OF STATE. Lucille 'Tootle" Ferguson, Fort Collins, Colo. Dale Wesley Lee, Carmlchael, Calif. MarjoriePelton, Indianapolis dren; and two great-grandchildren. The service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis, the Rev Dennis Engle officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Shields Funeral Home, 405 Argyle, Minneapolis 67467, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday Clifford Elmer Holman McPHERSON — Clifford Elmer Holman, 94, McPherson, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson. Mr. Holman was born Sept. 24, 1906, at Lebo and lived in McPherson since 1984, moving from Santa Barbara, Calif He was a meat cutter and meat market manager for Safeway Stores for 32 years in California. He also conducted a meat training program for the University of California-Los Angeles in Pasadena and was a training instructor for Safeway retiring in 1968. He then worked for the Welch-Rice Funeral Home in Santa Barbara, retiring in 1983. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of McPherson and McPherson Senior Center. He was preceded in death by an infant son; and a granddaughter. Survivors include his wife, Elsa L. of McPherson; two sons, Gerald J. of Hot Springs Village, Ark., and Dwain Lee of Two Harbors, Minn.; a daughter, Judy Fisher of Wichita; a brother, Ardeen of Scotts Valley, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Qraeeland Cemetery, Burlington, the Rev. J. David Worthen officiating, Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, McPherson, Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Glldden- Edlger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson 87400, where the family will receive Mends from 6 to 8 p.m, Wednesday Ruby Johnson SOUTH HUTCHINSON — Ruby Johnson, 85, South Hutchinson, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at her home. Roselawn Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Anna Belle Koons McPHERSON — Anna Belle Koons, 70, McPherson, died Friday April 20, 2001, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson. Mrs. Koons was born Anna Belle Winter on March 27,1931, at Lincolnville and lived in McPherson since 1954, moving from Marion. She was a Wal- Mart greeter for 12 years and a member of Marion Christian Church. She was preceded in death by an infant twin son, LeJay C. Survivors include her husband, Delphin V. of McPherson; two sons, LeRay C. and Timothy L., both of McPherson; two sisters, Betty Reiswig of McPherson and Edna May Janzen of Andover; and a grandson. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Glidden-Ediger Chapel, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson 67460, the Rev Neil Engle officiating. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday Dale Wesley Lee CARMICHAEL, Calif. — Dale Wesley Lee, 76, Carmichael,' died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Carmichael. Mr. Lee was born May 31, 1924, at Grantville, Kan. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was preceded in death by two sons. Survivors include his wife, Lois; four sons, Donnie, Dannie, Lon and John; two daughters, Connie Lee and Bonnie Lee; two sisters. Hazel Taylor and Betty Lake and eight grandchildren. Military services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center, Kan. Visitation will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Neill- Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, 918 Seventh, Clay Center 67432. Alvin E. "Bud" Merklein STUTTGART — Alvin E. "Bud" Merklein, 77, rural Stuttgart, died Friday April 20, 2001, at his home. Mr. Merklein was born May 25,1923, in Phillips County and was a lifelong area resident. He was a farmer and a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stuttgart. Survivors include three sisters, Hilda Miller of Phillipsburg, Emilie Merklein of rural Stuttgart and Freda Eltiste of rural Phillipsburg. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stuttgart, Pastor Bill "J" Terry Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Olllff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1116 Second, Phillipsburg 67861, and until service time Monday at the church. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m, Sunday at the funeral home. Vada Lorraine Nixon WICHITA =^ Vada Lorraine Nixon, 71, Wiehita, died Wednesday, April 18,2001, at In- flnla Care Home, Wichita. Mrs, Nixon was born Vada Lorraine Reida on Jan, 23,1930, at Harper. She was a high school home economics teacher at Ep- pingham and »n» •.iiuMki Sacred Heart MRS. NIXON High School, Salina, and an Avon representative. She was a member of Salina Heights Christian Church. Survivors include a son, Jim of Salina; a daughter, Kathy Oliver of Wichita; a brother, Ellis Desmond Reida of Jackson Heights, N.Y.; and a grandchild. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Ryan Mortuary 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, the Rev. Ken Macormic officiating. Memorials may be made to Salina Heights Christian Church. There will be no visitation. The body was cremated. • Because of a Journal error, a brother was omitted in Friday's edition. Marjorle Pelton INDIANAPOLIS — Marjorle Pelton, 95, IndiE^napolis, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at St. Vincent's Hospice in Indianapolis. Mrs. Pelton was born Mar­ jorle Howard on Sept. 15,1905, at Colony, Kan,, and lived in Indianapolis for five years, moving from Medicine Lodge, Kan. She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church of Medicine Lodge and Beloit, Kan. She was active in Christian Women's Fellowship. Her husband, Ralph A., died in 1972. Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Porter of Indianapolis and Helen Love of St. Francis, Kan.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church, Medicine Lodge, Pastor Tom Walters officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery Medicine Lodge. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Larrison- Forsyth Funeral Home, 120 E. Lincoln, Medicine Lodge, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Tamera L. Rudell-Mathlas OAKLEY — Tamera L. Rudell-Mathlas, 38, Oakley died Thursday April 19, 2001, at Citizens Medical Center, Colby Mrs. Rudell-Mathlas was born Tamera Rudell on July 15, 1962, at Colby and lived in Oakley for five years, moving from Denver, Claflin and Russell. She was a pet groomer and a member of First United Methodist Church of Grinnell. She also was a member of Golden Plains 4-H, Hi Plains 4- H, 4-H Drill Team of Logan County, American Quarter Horse Association and American Charolais Association. Survivors include her parents, Francis M. and Pamela A. Rudell of Oakley; a daughter, Jessica L. Mathias of Oakley; and her grandparents, Virginia and Robert Johnson of Denver. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Grinnell Methodist Church, the Rev Elin Colglazier officiating. Burial will be in Grinnell Township Cemetery Memorials may be made to educational fund for Jessica Mathias. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Kennedy- Koster Funeral Home, 217 Freeman, Oakley 67748. Amos 0. Russell Sr. NEODESHA — Amos 0, Russell Sr„ 87, Neodesha, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Via Chrlstl Regional Medical Center in Wichita, Loran Fawcett Funeral Home, Neodesha, is In charge of arrangements, Donald D.WIttIg HOXIE — Donald D, Wlttig, 84, Hoxie, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Sheridan County Hospital in Hoxle. Mr, Wlttig was born June 9, 1936, at Hoisington. He taught instrumental music at Belpre, Sharon Springs and Hoxie and was a member of the Hoxie Elks Lodge. He was a Korean Conflict Army veteran. Survivors include a son, Kai of El Paso, Texas; two daughters. Karma Jones of Dallas and Laura Wittig-Smith of Irving, Texas; three sisters, Judith Shelton of Hoisington, Nancy Kenney of Topeka and June Weller of Salina; and six grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Mickey-Leopold Chapel, 1024 Sheridan, Hoxie 67740, Pastor Theodore Cook officiating. Burial will be in Hoxie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the band department at Hoxie Schools. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Moran/ Sees hope in Cuban relations FROM PAGE B1 For more than 40 years, the United States has enforced a ban on the sale of food and medicine to Cuba in the hope that it would weaken Castro's government. But enforcement of the embargo could end in the wake of a Moran-sponsored amendment passed in 2000 that, "prohibits funds to implement U.S. sanctions," on the sale of food and medicine to Cuba. Moran argued the embargo is an inhumane and ineffective tool that unnecessarily closes a potential market for farmers. And the amendment languished under former President Clinton, Moran said before noting there are promising signs President Bush will take advantage of it. "We're waiting on rules and regulations to go through for implementation," Moran said. "How restrictive or open that trade possibility will be is not known." Moran painted a picture of Cuba as economically depressed but showing signs of a burgeoning private-sector economy He and the delegation met with a number of groups and people, including the president of Cuba's national assembly whom Moran described as a possible successor to Castro, and the president of an export and import company in Cuba. He also visited a cooperative farm outside Havana, the governmental and cultural center of Cuba. "Cuban people wanted to talk about the blockade, that's what they call it there, and the detrimental effects it has on them," Moran said. "They are interested in buying from the U.S.," he said. "I have a sense the everyday Cubans and people responsible for feeding everyday Cubans are interested in lifting the embargo." The depressed farm economy in Kansas and other parts of the country is the primary impetus for Moran's call to sell more food to other countries such as Cuba. Whether selling products to Cuba, which likely would need a line of credit to buy U.S. food and medicine, is financially prudent is open for Link / New law to link state's schools FROM PAGE B1 . But what was a unique experience for the governor and many dignitaries gathered in Topeka seemed routine for participating students. At the Northwest Kansas Educational Center in Oakley coordinator Jan Schartz said youngsters who watched from there are used to interactive television. In fact, one Brewster teen is enrolled in five hours of interactive television classes this semester. "It's old hat for them," Schartz said. Garden City Superintendent Milt Pippenger drove to Sublette for the ceremony, where he found students fairly subdued. "I don't think they fully understood the impact or ramifications," he said. Pippenger said that while some parts of Kansas do have high-speed access, "there is no clear connectivity across the state." In the next few years, the Kan-Ed network should give all accredited schools, universities, colleges and hospitals access to high-speed Internet and interactive video. . It should allow students to watch other aspects of govern­ ment in action as well as stretch themselves in language, math and science. Senate President Dave perr, R-Hutchinson, sees students from other communities being able to take classes in Russian history or calculus from teachers like Gary Hughes and Rusty Hilst at Hutchinson High. "It will have a significant impact on the quality of education in Kansas," Kerr said. Planners say the network could help address teacher shortages and school costs. It could cut travel and allow people to work on projects across the state. They say it could spur business development and enhance health care as well. Sen. Tim Huelskamp, R- Fowler, sees it creating opportunities, particularly for rural Kansas. "Rural areas are a great place to raise families," he said. Affordable access to technology he said, could make living there possible. The law directs the Board of Regents to create, operate and maintain the technology network. The board is charged to contract with private companies to provide quality and affordable access. debate because of concerns the country would not pay its bills. Moran said countries such as Canada have indicated Cuba is credit-worthy. And ambassadors from Holland, Mexico and Spain Moran visited with during his visit were critical of U.S. policy toward Cuba. Cuba imports more rice than any other food product, and its citizens eat little beef, a prime Kansas product. But Moran said the country also imports substantial amounts of wheat, soybeans and feed grains, aU popular with Kansas farmers. The congressman was quick to point out, however, that it is naive to think, "Exporting to Cuba would solve all the problems farmers and ranchers face." But the country does represent a stumbling block on the path toward selling products to other countries with U.S.-imposed sanctions. Underlying attempts to trade with Cuba is the vexing question of whether or not it will pass muster with Castro, a master of propaganda. Moran said Castro has indicated he wants the embargo lifted but, "I think there is a real question if Castro wants the embargo lifted, because he is able to use it as a scapegoat to blame problems on the U.S.," Moran said. Moran and others who want to push forward with Cuba face opposition from politicians who don't want to be associated with the island, which for decades has had a tempestuous relationship with the U.S. The congressman from Hays sprinkled his report Friday with examples of how the embargo has caused normal Cuban citizens and children to suffer, seeking to widen the appeal of lifting the embargo beyond his rural constituents. "People who oppose the position I've taken — it's hard to see a rational explanation of why we shouldn't change," Moran said. • Reporter Nate Jenkins can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 139, or by e-mail at sjnjenkins @saljournal.com TB linked to exotic dancers The Associated Press WICHITA — An outbreak of tuberculosis has been linked to exotic dancers at six "gentlemen's clubs" in Wichita, according to a published report. The Investigation into the Wichita outbreak was featured in the recent issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "A Cluster of Tuberculosis ON THE Cases Among Exotic Dancers and Their Close Contacts" tells how the Wichita-Sedgwick County Department of Community Health, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention teamed earlier this year to track IB related eases of TB, Seven of the eases were In women who were exotic dancers at six "gentlemen's clubs" In Wiehita. The clubs were not named. Animal sheltai* These animals were picked up April 19 at the locations listed and talon to the Salina Animal Shelter, 329 N. Second. Phone 826-6535, DOGS — Black female Labrador mix with lime green collar, 100 block of E. Cloud; tan and black female Shepherd/Chow mix with brown leather collar, 1100 block of North 10th; black and white female Heeler mix, 700 block of Victoria Heights; black and tan male Rottweiler (3 legs), 1400 block of South Holmes. CATS — Buff neutered male shorthair, 500 block of Inez; white and black male longhair, 600 block of Carl; tan and black female shorthair, 1100 block of Stack. PROPERTY DAMAGE — The hood of a 1991 Pontiac Grand Am belonging to Erin M. Hutchens, 143 Hoover, was scratched between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday while the car was parked at 3121 Canterbury; $500 damage. Police blotter INJURY CRASH — Brandi Ny- cole Shajdak, 17, 1415 Glenshire, was treated at Salina Regional Health Center after the car in which she was riding collided at 5:37 p.m. Thursday at Bill Burke Park, 1501 E. Crawford, with a jeep driven by Stefanie Ann Gasper, 17,408 E.Wayne. The car in which Shajdak was a passenger was driven by Justin Lynn Hoist, 19,2300 Centennial No. 17. FWDAY'S DBAWayG DAILY PICK 3 3-0-5 TODAY'S SCRIPTURE For whoever wants to save his Ufe will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. — Matthew 16:25 (NIV) Harry E. Cline, Saltim, KS, nge 86, died April 19, 2001 at Salina Regional Health Center. He was born in Ottawa, KS on October 6, 1914 and lived in Salina most of his life. He was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral. During WWII, Mr. Cline worlted for Beechcraft of Wichita. At the end of the war, Harry and six brothers started one of the earliest custom harvesting crews that traveled from Texas to Canada. After harvesting for several years, Harry went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad. He worl<ed for 30 years in Salina and Kansas City. After retiring from the Union Pacific Railroad, Harry began his final career of raising wheat, milo and a large vegetable gEU 'den. Harry was preceded in death by his father, Harry E. Cline, Jr.; his mother, Elizabeth Barr; and a daughter, Linda Carol Cline. He is survived by his wife Catherine Cline of Salina; his son Marvin of Smolan; his daughters Harriett Smith of Salina, Debra Lefort of Assaria, and Marlene Jahn of Plattsburgh, NY; his brothers Calvin Cline of Lakeview, AR; Dean Cline of Formosa; Ray Cline of Wichita; Dale Cline of Salina; his sister Alice Fehr of Salina; one step granddaughter; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. The memorial service will be on Monday, April 23, 2001 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 118 N. 9th in Salina at 10;00 a.m. Officiating will be Msgr. James Hake. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Salina. Rosary service will be April 22nd at 7:00 p.m. at Geisendorf- Rush Smith Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, April 22nd, 1:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, 401 W. Iron, Salina. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Cathedral.

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