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1. Obituaries The News-Leader Sunday, June 30, 1985 Ruth Brugger Funeral Mass for Ruth M. Brugger, 81, Springfield, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev.

Ignatius Potts officiating. Burial be in Cemetery under the direction of Herman Lohmeyer Funeral Home. Mrs. Brugger died at 3:30 a.m. Friday in her home after a short illness.

Survivors include her husand two brothers, Arthur Fred Brinkman, Carti, both of Springfield. Rosary services will be at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Stella Cowles ROGERSVILLE Services. for: Stella' Cowles, 93, Route 4, Rogersville, will be at 11 a.m.

Tuesday in Oak Ridge Church of God near Doniphan with the Rev. Kenneth Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North, Springfield. Mrs. Cowles died at 6:45 p.m.

Friday in Green Haven Nursing Center after a short illness. A retired employee of Missouri Pacific Railroad, she was a member of Pulaski Heights Methodist Church, Little Rock, Ark. Survivors include a brother, Arvel West, Springfield; and nieces and nephews. Henry Day EXETER Services for Henry Bennett Day, 87, Exeter, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Axley's Culver Chapel, Cassville, with the Rev.

Perry Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery. Mr. Day died at 1:20 p.m. Saturday 1 in Crane Nursing Center after a long illness.

A lifelong resident of the Exeter area, he was a retired farmer and a member of Ridg. ley Assembly of God. Survivors include five sons, Paul Roseburg, Edmond and Lloyd, both of Exeter, Raymond, El Dorado, and Ronnie, Purdy; two daughters, Pauline Cooper, Wheaton, and Geraldine Ferris, Rogers, four sisters, Pearl Morris, Republic, Lona Dalton, Washburn, Dorothy Laney, Exeter, and Mary Mahurin, Pea Ridge, 22 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.

Opal Dewhirst AVA Services for Opal Dewhirst, 82, Ava, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Clinkingbeard Chapel with the Rev. Tom Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Goodhope Cemetery. Mrs.

Dewhirst died at 4:30 a.m. Friday in Springfield Community Hospital after a long illness. She was the widow of Glen Dewhirst. Survivors include a son, James, Rupert, Idaho; a brother, Lester Hunt, Ava; a sister, Jo Williams, and four great grandchildren. Jo Doggett LEBANON Memorial services for Jo Madge Doggett, 71, Lebanon, will be at 2 p.m.

Monday in Lebanon First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Stephen Johnson ficiating. Mrs. Doggett died of natural causes Saturday in Lebanon Care Center. Survivors include her husband, Joe; a son, Joseph Jefferson City; two daughters, Sue Benage, Lebanon, and Ann Atkins, Rolla; a brother, James Brown, Harrisonville; 10 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

The body has been cremated under the direction of Colonial Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Cottey College Student Loan Fund and may be left at the funeral home. Marlene Elmer PIERCE CITY Services for Marlene E. Kleine Eimer, 47, 1 Pierce City, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Lakin Funeral Chapel with the Revs.

Russ McCullam and Leonard Chambers officiating. Burial will be in Marionville I00F Cemetery. Mrs. Eimer died at about 9 p.m. Friday in St.

John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after an illness of several months. A native of Mount Vernon, she was a legal secretary for the FBI in Washington for 20 years. She had lived in Pierce for the past four months and was a member the Baptist church. Survivors include her husband, Floyd; her parents, Mr. and Mrs.

Oscar Kleine, Pierce City; and a sister, Joyce Kleine, Washington, D.C. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Humane Society or Joplin Humane Society. Virgil Hance SEYMOUR Services for Virgil Lee Hance, 25, Route 3, Seymour, will be at 1 p.m.

Tuesday in Bergman-Miller Chapel with the Rev. Dale L. Cox officiating. Burial will be in Seymour Masonic Cemetery. Mr.

Hance died of a gunshot wound to the head at 12:15 a.m. Friday in rural Seymour. Webster County Coroner Gary Fraker ruled the death al homocide. Survivors include a son, Jamie, of the state of California; two daughters, Michelle, the state of California, and Desire, Seymour; a stepdaughter, Rebecca Green, Seymour; his father and stepmother, Gene and Elaine Hance, Seymour; a Bob, the state of California; two sisters, Donna Wisterman and Judy Cox, both of Seymour; a stepbrother, Stanley Silva, Seymour; and his paternal grandmother, Anna Hance, Seymour. Today's services Sidney Harmon FAIR GROVE- Services for Sidney L.

Harmon, 52, Fair Grove, will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Klingner Chapel, Springfield, with the Revs. Chuck Puskas and Joe Lightner officiating. Masonic services will follow. Burial will be in Mount Comfort Cemetery north of Springfield.

Mr. Harmon died at 4:50 p.m. Friday in Springfield Community Hospital after a long illness. Born in Webster County, he was a longtime resident of Fair Grove. He was a sales; representative for R.J.

Reynolds Co. and a member of Fair Grove United Methodist Church, Strafford Masonic Lodge Joplin Scottish Rite and Abou -Ben Adhem Shrine, Springfield. He was also member of Fair Grove Lions Club and Fair Grove School Board. Survivors include his wife, Louise; two daughters, Sheila Harmon, Tulsa, and Anne Harmon, of the home; his mother, Ruby Harmon, Fair Grove; four sisters, Mary Lou Tracy and Barbara Phillips, both of Fair Grove, Helen Boyd, Clovis, N.M., and Marie Homer, Roswell, N.M.; four brothers, Ivan, Fresno, Ward and Wade, both of Protection, and Doyle, Clovis, N.M. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri or the Cancer Society, Arnett Harraman HERMITAGE Services for Arnett Harraman, 70, Hermitage, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Sheil Colonial Funeral Home, Raytown. Burial will be in Floral Hills East Cemetery, Kansas City. Mr.

Harraman died of natural causes Friday in Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar. A native of Richwood, Ohio, he was Army veteran of World War II and retired independent truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Eu Ethel; a son, Roland, Hermitage; two daughters, Carol McClure, Raytown, and Jean Roberts, Santa Anna, three sisters, Elma Woods, Richwood, Ohio, Virginia Smith, Richwood, and Martha Hay, Ashville, Ohio; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Local arrangements were under the direction of Hathaway Funeral Home, Wheatland. Danna Holeman BRANSON Graveside services for Danna Lee Holeman, 31, Scotsdale, formerly of Branson, will be at 4:30 p.m.

today in Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Claar officiating. Burial will be under direction of Snapp's Ozarks Memorial Park Funeral Home. Mrs. Holeman died June 23 in Scotsdale after a short illness.

A housewife, she had been a resident of the state of Arizona for four weeks. Survivors include her husband, Frances; a son, Ian Ray, of the home; her mother and stepfather, Shirley and Leroy Green, Branson; her paternal grandmother, Thelma Stockdale, Quincy, two brothers, David Stockdale, Branson, and Ivan Stockdale II, the state of California; and two sisters, Debra Hezlep, Dixon, and Donna McAfee, Galena. Brauburger, meyer-Konantz Holeman, of Branson, Cemetery, O'Shea, Herman Pearcy, Stoutland Peebles, Park Crest Amy, 92, Lamar, 2:30 p.m. in LohChapel. Danna Lee, 31, Scotsdale, fomerly 4:30 p.m.

in Ozarks Memorial Park Branson. Edward 85, Springfield, 6:30 p.m. in Lohmeyer Funeral Home. Ralph Virgil, 79, Richland, 2:30 p.m. in Baptist Church.

Lori Lee, 26, Route 1, Clever, 2 p.m. In Baptist Church, Springfield. Key, Springfield; seven grandchildren; and a great grandchild. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

Russell Lappas NEWBURG Services for Russell "Rusty" Lee Lappas, 19, Route 1, Newburg, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Waynesville Memorial Chapel with Virgil White officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery south of Rolla. Mr. Lappas was pronounced dead at 10:20 a.m.

Friday in Pulaski County Hospital, Waynesville, from injuries he received in a motorcycle accident on Highway three miles west of St. Rovert. Formerly of Waynesville, he was employed with Deville Motor Lodge, St. Robert, and attended Waynesville High School. Survivors include his parents, Dennis and Shirley Hutt, Newburg; three brothers, Nick and Todd Lappas Dennis Hutt all of Newburg; his maternal grandmother, Clara Wilson, Newburg; his grandparents, John and Vivian Hutt, Brookings, S.D.; a niece and a number of aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Pulaski County Memorial Hospital Ambulance Fund. Don Licata Funeral Mass for Don Licata, 32, Springfield, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in All Souls Church, Overland.

Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, St. Louis, under the direction of Ortmann Funeral Home, Overland. Mr. Licata died at 12:07 p.m. Saturday in St.

John's Regional Health Center emergency room. The cause of death was possible electrocution after he changed a lightbulb at Cherokee Estates tennis courts. A special agent with the United States Treasury, he had been a resident of Springfield for the past 10 years and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He was a graduate of University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two sons, Marc and Michael, both of the home; a brother, Frank, St. Louis; a sister, Margaret Reale, St. Louis; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Licata, St.

Louis; and his paternal grandmother, Margaret Licata, St. Louis. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Herman Lohmeyer Funeral Home and the body will remain there until 8 a.m. Monday.

Prayer services will be Monday evening in Ortmann Funeral Home. George Merriett AVA Services for George Merriett, 77, Ava, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Clinkingbeard Chapel with the Rev. Raymond Haden officiating. Burial will be in Ava Cemetery.

Mr. Merriett died Friday in his home after a short illness. A retired farmer and lifelong Ava resident, he attended Happy Home Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lily; four sons, Hobert, Marshfield, and Calvin, Hubert and Cavin, of Ava; a daughter, Julie Wright, Ava; brothers, Charley and Ray, both of Ava; two sisters, Melvina Merriett, Urbana, and Katy Gray, Warrensburg; and five grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m.

today in the funeral home. Maggie Nowell QUINCY Services for Maggie Nowell, 105, Quincy, will be "at 2 p.m. Monday in Weaubleau Congregational Christian Church with the Rev. Gineth Hudson officiating and Lewis Baldwin assisting. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Quincy under the direction of Hathaway Funeral Home, Wheatland.

Mrs. Nowell died Friday in Sac Osage Hospital, Osceola, after a short illness. A native of Lebanon, she was a longtime resident of Polk and Hickory counties. She was a homemaker and a member of Weaubleau Congregational Christian Church. Survivors include three daughters, Kathryn Gilbert, Weaubleau, Doris Scott, Sedona, and Esther Grimsley, Mesa, four dren; 11 grandchildren; and two great dren.

Visitation will be after 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hall Fund and left in Peggy BaldQuincy, win. Page 1C Alton. "I don't think it's American to have such a thing." The landowners have been given keys to the gate, but Williams said his friends who want to drive to his land have no way of getting beyond the gate.

"That's the U.S. government telling who can come and see me," Williams said. "I would say it was not the intent of Congress to lock people out of private property." "We will not preclude landowners from the use of their property," said Cambre. "The landowner won't be excluded from property." He said the road was not open to motorized traffic by the public as mandated by Congress and he reminded the listeners that the landowners had been given keys to the gate. Although several negative comments about the plan were heard Saturday, a few people voiced their support.

Bob Alter, who lives south of West Plains, said he was in favor of closing many of the forest roads. "The closer the roads are, rutted out hillsides, the critics were trying to "nitpick" the Forest Service to approve "I think they're on the right MILLER Services for William "Bill" Huff, 76, Miller, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in MorrisLeiman Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Damon Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Miller Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Huff died at 6:55 a.m. Friday in Lawrence County Nursing Home, Mount Vernon, after a long illness. A native of Montgomery City, he had lived in the Miller community for 31 years. He was a member of Miller Masonic Lodge No.

567 and had been a heavy equipment supervisor in construction work before his retirement. Survivors include his wife, Mable; five sisters, Evalyn Paris, Kansas City, Cannie Christensen, Perry, Mable Cunningham, Montgomery City, Alice Garrett, St. Louis, and Ruth McDonald, Vandalia; three brothers, Sam, Hays, Harry, Wellsville, Raymond, Unionville; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

Edward Jeffryes William Huff Services for Edward D. Jef. fryes, 77, Springfield, will 'be at 10 a.m. Monday in Klingner Chapel with the Rev. Laverne Maxwell officiating.

Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery. Mr. Jeffryes died at 1:10 am. Thursday in his home after a long illness. A native of Osborne, he had been a resident of Springfield for most of his life.

He was a retired carpenter and a member of Local Carpenters Union No. 978 and Boulevard Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, James, Springfield; two daughters, Marjorie Maxwell and Joyce Hensley, both of Spring. field; a brother, Woodrow, Pleasant Hope; a sister, Ruth Briefly Search for missing 6-year-old nis court. Don Licata, 32, died shortly after noon Saturday at St.

continues near Harrison, Ark. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. Licata was injured in the Cherokee Estates subdivision south of HARRISON, Ark. Abount 250 people searched Satur- Springfield. day for a 6-year-old mentally retarded Harrison girl who wandered away from her grandmother's home.

Rachel Starkey's disappearance was reported at about Springfield woman abducted, 6:30 p.m. Friday, said Harrison Police Chief Jerry Edwards. The search was called off Saturday after darkness raped by 2 men during party fell but will resume at 7 a.m. today. Helicopters will join A woman told Springfield police she was raped early the search.

Saturday morning by two men who appeared at her home, "We've had about 250 people out all last night and also where she was hosting a party. today," Edwards said late Saturday night. "But we've just According to police reports, officers were called to her not been able to find her." home at 2:30 a.m. after neighbors complained about a loud Police believed the youngster had been gone for about party. While police were there, a man yelled and motioned two hours before she was reported missing, Edwards said.

the woman to come to his car. She did and another man in the car pulled her inside, she said. Springfieldian electrocuted They Roosevelt, drove where her to she a location in the 2200 block of North was assaulted four times by the men, while changing light bulb the report said. Then, they drove her back to her residence around 4 a.m. and the police were called.

'A rural Springfield man died Saturday after he appar- The woman called police about an hour and a half later, ently was electrocuted while changing a light bulb at a ten- after her assailants drove her back home after the attack. Births CHOATE, Michael and Teresa (Hester), 2409 N. Lyon, a girl, 2:10 a.m. June 28, Cox South. BURTON, Kevin and Sandra Sue (Bays), 708 E.

Walnut, a girl, 1:04 a.m. June 28. Cox South, GABLE, Richard and Nellie J. (Maddox), Mount Vernon, a girl, 2:55 a.m. June 28, Cox South.

THOMPSON. Billy and Vicki (Fair), Salem, a boy, 4:54 a.m. June 28, Cox South. CLOUD, Ronald and Mariorie A. (Johnson), Nixa, a boy, 8:15 a.m.

June 28, Cox South. PROPST, Bob and Kelll (Covington), 3219 W. Village, a boy, 9:20 a.m. June 28, Cox South. COURTNEY, Kevin and Deanah (Hodley), Rogersville, a boy, 10:18 a.m, June 28, Cox South.

ALLEN, Randy and Shirley D. (Bryant), 1311 Livingston, a girl, 11:01 a.m. June 28, Cox South. BRADSHAW, Ted and LuCinda (Taber), Norwood, a girl, 7:47 p.m. June 28.

Cox South. WRIGHT, Robert and Modeline (McLaughlin), Willard, a boy, 6:16 p.m. June 28, Cox South. ZIVERK, James and Ruth Marie (Horrison), Nixa, a girl, 7:21 p.m. June 28.

Cox South. TIESKOTTER, David Ronda J. (Butler). Marshfield, a boy, 8:40 p.m. June 28, Cox South.

FRIEND, Robert and Yvette (Botsford), 428 S. Duke, a girl, 4:57 p.m. June 28, St. John's. GREEN, Rodney and Lisa (Washer).

Pierce City, a girl, 7:26 p.m. June 28, St. John's. JONES, Ronald and Cynthia (Keesling), Mountain Grove, a boy, 8:45 p.m. June 28, St.

John's. LINES, Kim and Linda (Schornhorst), Monett, a boy, p.m. June 29, St. John's. Edward O'Shea Funeral Mass for Edward T.

O'Shea, 85, Springfield, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. Allen officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery under the direction of Herman Lohmeyer Funeral Home. Mr.

O'Shea died at 6:55 a.m. Friday in St. John's Regional Health Center after a long illness. He Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Survivors include wife, Vineta, Hollaway; a son, Thomas Edward, Appleton, two daughters, Gail Wiggins, Springfield, and Maureen Baxter, Cannon City, two sisters, Anne O'Shea, Babylon, N.Y., and Marcella, Daily, Savannah, grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Prayer services will be at 6:30 p.m. today in the funeral homemorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Missouri. Robert Patrick Graveside services for Robert E. Patrick, 77, Springfield, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Maple Park Cemetery with the Rev.

Paul C. Collins officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Klingner Mortuary. Mr. Patrick died at 11:52 p.m.

Friday in Cox Medical Center North after a long illness. native of Cannonsburg, he had been a resident of Springfield for the past 45 years. He was a retired carpenter and a member er of South Street Christian Church. Survivors include two sisters, Elaine Dipley, Springfield, Lucille Baxter, Brookline; and a brother, Elwood "Pat," Golden City. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.

Monday in the funeral home. Lena Sims Services for Lena J. Sims, 90, Springfield, will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Klingner Chapel with the Rev. Max Jenkins officiating.

Burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery. Mrs. Sims died at 8:15 p.m. Thursday in Americana-Fremont Nursing Home after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Greene County, she was a retired school teacher who had taught in Ozark, Selmore, North Star and Springfield.

She had worked for the Greene County Court for many years and was a member of South Street Christian Church, White Shrine and the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a daughter, Inez Hayes, Springfield; two grandchildren; 12 greatgrandchildren; and two. greatgreat grandchildren. Bobby Smith Graveside services for Bobby D. Smith, 53, Corpus Christi, Texas, formerly of Springfield, will be at 1 p.m.

Monday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jim Jeffries officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Mr. Smith died at 6:30 p.m.

June 24 in a Corpus Christi hospital after a short illness. He was an engineering technician at the naval air station in Corpus Christi. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Basil Cherry, Springfield; three sons, Michael, Corpus Christi, and Gregory and David, both of Udall, six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Jesse Stevens Services for Jesse Emery Stevens, 66, Springfield, will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Ralph Thieme Chapel with the Rev. Josey Blue officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery. Mr.

Stevens died at 5:55 p.m. Thursday in St. John's Regional Health Center after a short illness. A Springfield resident since 1959, he was a member of First Baptist Church and owned a saw shop. He was an World War sharpening, II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle; two sons, James H. and John both of Springfield; five daughters, Janice Drew, Braymer, and Joyce Smith, Janetta Stevens, Judy Stafford and Janie Lou Stevens, all of Springfield; and nine grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. today in the funeral home. Other deaths Here are notices of other recent deaths of present or former residents of southwest Missouri.

Complete obituaries will be published when information is made available by the funeral directors. Ronald G. Rice, 44, Springfield, died Saturday in his home. Arrangements will be announced by Klingner Mortuary. Norman Schermerhorn, 61, Route 1, Billings, died Saturday in St.

John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Arrangements will be announced by Greenlawn Funeral Home South, Springfield. Benny Sisco, 38, Springfield, died Friday evening in Springfield. Arrangements will be announced by Ralph Thieme Funeral Home. Melinda Smythe, 17, Oklahoma City, formerly of Reeds Spring, died at 11:20 a.m.

Saturday in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Arrangements will be announced by Whelchel. Funeral Home, Branson. Melvin R.

Winkenweder, 80, Springfield, died Saturday in Cox Medical Center North. Arrangements will be announced by Klingner Mortuary. U.S. has stronger position now: Turner EX-CIA head says Syria helping The Associated Press ST. LOUIS The United States' position in the Lebanon hostage crisis is stronger than in the 444-day Iranian crisis, says the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Stansfield Turner, who directed the CIA under President Jimmy Carter, said the U.S. was alone in trying to free more than 50 hostages held in the U.S. Embassy in Iran from November 1979 until January 1981. Syria, a dominant influence in Lebanon, wants to end the current crisis and is on the side of the U.S., Turner said. "But nobody worked on our side in Iran," he said.

"Nobody can influence (Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah) Khomeini he's just a tough son of a b---- who wasn't willing to budge. Turner said Nabih Berri, the Shiite leader serving as chief negotiator for the hijackers holding 39 Americans hostage in Beirut, Lebanon, is in a dangerous position. "When it got down to the bottom line in Iran, the people we were dealing with couldn't deliver," he said. "In this crisis, we don't know really whether Berri holds all the cards or whether he really is in control." the more you find litter, the poachers," Alter said. He said at the plan and he urged it.

track," he said. From Page 1C opment. So most people say something about it." At the Cafe, owner Bob Burns said customers' speculation has turned to the case's suspects and motives. "That's all you hear," he said. "People are really disturbed at it.

If you sit in here all day long, you'll hear all kinds of stories about it. It's just a bad situation. I think everybody's more or less upset about it." Nixa residents appreciate the close ties that develop in their town, but that makes it more difficult when tragedy strikes. "You know, we hear these things about someplace else," barber Charles Waterworth said. "But you don't think about things happening in some place like this.

So it's hard to believe." Lee, for instance, said his girlfriend and he regularly ate on Sundays at the cafe where Johns worked. "She was pretty upset," Lee said of his girlfriend. "She knew her whole family." Waterworth's haircut customers include Johns' father. A Nixa resident since 1971, Waterworth said his customers regularly discuss the topic now. "They've talked about it pretty regular," he said.

"There's just speculation really about the possibilities. Everybody is pretty concerned at getting it wrapped up because the family's pretty well liked. Jackie was a real popular girl among the young people and everybody who knew her." Reeds Spring woman dies of injuries from car wreck Two other mishaps in area leave 3 people injured A young Reeds Spring woman died Saturday morning from injuries she suffered after being thrown from her car in an accident near her hometown. Melinda Mae Smythe, 17, of Star Route 5 was pronounced dead at 11:20 a.m. Saturday, said a spokeswoman for St.

John's Regional Health Center. The accident occurred at 7:45 a.m. Saturday on Missouri 13 four miles north of Reeds Spring, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. Smythe drove too fast through a curve and lost control of the car, troopers said. She then ran off the road, pulled back too sharply, slid broadside and struck two highway signs.

The car overturned, threw her out and slid about 280 feet before it came to rest on its wheels, troopers said. Smythe and her father, Jerry D. Smythe, 46, a passenger in the car, were taken to Skaggs Community Hospital in Branson. He was treated for minor injuries. She was transferred to St.

John's. In Lawrence County, a rural Reeds man was injured Saturday when he was thrown from his pickup truck. The wreck occurred at 5:45 a.m. on a county road three miles northwest of Verona. Jack Allan Rickman was traveling at an excessive rate of speed when his truck ran off the road, the patrol reported.

His truck struck an embankment and overturned three or four times. Rickman was thrown from the truck, the patrol said. He was taken to St. John's, where he was listed in serious condition. A passenger in his car, Darrell G.

Johnson, 20, of rural Wentworth, was taken to Aurora Community Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released. Rickman was cited for failure to drive on the right half of the road. In Newton County, a Racine man and a passenger on his motorcycle were hurt in an accident late Friday on Missouri 86 two miles east of his hometown. The wreck occurred at 10:20 p.m. when the motorcycle operated by Michael C.

Marcoux, 26, ran off the road and threw both riders from their seats. Marcoux and his passenger, Lisa Carey, 18, address unknown, were transported to St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin. He was released after treatment for minor injuries. Carey was listed in stable condition.

Sewer From Page 1C the Lake of the Ozarks, Holsman said. "I think it's going to create a tremendous amount of growth," he said. The total project the treatment plant and collection lines will cost about $19 million. It will be constructed in several phases. Ninety percent of the cost is being funded by the DNR and EPA.

Osage Beach will pay about 8 percent of the costs and Lake Ozark 2 percent, Holsman said. "The cities are liable for 10 percent of the costs and also 10 percent of the cost overruns," Smith said. The cost of the sewer treatment plant will be shared by both communities. However, the costs of the collection lines will be left to the individual communities. Osage Beach began construction of its collection system's main trunk in mid-April.

That construction, which should be complete by 1986, has been going well, Smith said. will Subsequent include phases of the Osage Beach project extension of the main trunk line to other areas of the city, he said. Construction has not begun in Lake Ozark. Work on the plant and Lake Ozark's collection line should begin in August, Holsman said. Construction of the plant may mean more to Lake Ozark than to the burgeoning Osage Beach.

The smaller community has been plagued with a bad self-image and is trying to rebuild its pride, Holsman said. "The sewer system is going to help us grow," he said..

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