THE SAUNA JOURNAL NEWS THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1997 DEATHS fit FUNERALS Ruth E. Anderson AGENDA — Ruth E. Anderson, 85, Agenda, died Wednesday, May 7, 1997, at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia. Mrs. Anderson was born Ruth E. Meyer on Aug. 5,1911, at Washington. She assisted her husband, who managed a lumber yard and hardware store, and was a cook at the school. She was a member of United Methodist Church, Naomi Circle, Good Samaritan Class, all of Agenda, and a former member of the Garfield Club. Her husband, Frans E., died in 1978. Survivors include a daughter, Donna Trimble of Agenda; a son, Donald D. "Bud" of Agenda; two sisters, Pearl Smart of Washington and Alice Strnad of Derby; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Agenda United Methodist Church, Pastors C. Milton Lenz and Lois V. Lenz officiating. Burial will be in Agenda Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Friday at Chaput Mortuary, 310 Washington, Clyde 66938. Elva L. Bowman McPHERSON — Elva L. Bowman, 101, McPherson, died Wednesday, May 7, 1997, at The Cedars, McPherson. Mrs. Bowman was born Elva L. Burr on Feb. 2, 1896, at North Manchester, Ind., and was a McPherson resident since 1926, moving from Huntington, Pa. She was a homemaker and a member of Church of the Brethren, Cosmos Club and Dames Club, all of McPherson. Her husband, Joseph W., died in 1963. Survivors include two daughters, Donna Burkholder of McPherson and JoAnn Masterson of Brownsville, Texas; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m.' Saturday at Church of the Brethren, McPherson, the Rev. Don Booz officiating. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery before the service. Memorials may be made to Church of the Brethren Piano Fund or J.L. & Elva Bowman Scholarship Fund at McPherson College. There will be no visitation. Ball & Son Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson 67460, is handling arrangements. Lelia Stella Brown LEBANON — Lelia Stella Brown, 95, Lebanon, died Tuesday, May 6,1997, at Jewell County Hospital, Mankato. Miss Brown was born March 26, 1902, at Lebanon and was a lifelong area resident. She was a school teacher, a member of United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary and Over 60 Club, all of Lebanon, and Delta Kappa Gamma. Survivors include nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lebanon United Methodist Church, the Rev. Lester Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Sweet Home Cemetery, Lebanon. Memorials may be made to the church or Over 60 Club. Visitation will be an hour before the service Thursday at the church. Simmons Chapel, 116 W. First, Smith Center 66967, is handling arrangements. J. Ross Games J. Ross Carnes, 76, Salina, died Tuesday, May 6,1997, at Columbia Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Mr. Carnes was born March 5,1921, at Oakley and was a Salina resident for 50 years. He was a World War II Army veteran. He sold building and construction products, and worked for several businesses in Salina, retiring in 1983. He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1432, American Legion Post 62, Pearl | Harbor Survivors, Elks Lodge 718, Masonic Lodge 60, Scottish Rite, York Rite, Isis Shrine, Isis Oriental Band, Isis Engineers and American Association of Retired Persons. Survivors include his wife, Cecelia of Salina; a son, Carl of Sali- Today's obituaries SALINA J. Ross Games William G. 'Bill" Martin Kathryn Tucker KANSAS AGENDA: Ruth E. Anderson BELOIT: Hazel D. Little CONCORDIA: Raymond L. Perron ELLSWORTH: Woodrow Francis Wilson LEBANON: Lelia Stella Brown McPHERSON: Elva L. Bowman STOCKTON: Opal F. Wilkenson OUT OF STATE Fem G. Harrison, Minneapolis, Minn. H. Dale Hendricks, Des Moines, Wash. Colleen Kay Marple Vigo, San Francisco Sister Matilda Meis, Fond du Lac, Wis. Frank Vogt, Reedley, Calif. na; two stepsons, Howard Hudson of Mrytle Beach, S.C., and Greg Barrett of Marquette; two brothers, Roscoe of Augusta and Kenneth of Thornton, Colo.; two sisters, Betty Goebel of Lakewood, Colo., and Evelyn Lucy of Chesapeake, Va.; two grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, the Rev. Pat Buss officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, near Solomon. Memorials may be made to Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and before the service Saturday at the mortuary, where family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Raymond L. Perron CONCORDIA — Raymond L. Ferron, 83, Concordia, died Tuesday, May 6, 1997, at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia. Mr. Ferron was born Jan. 5, 1914, south of Clifton and lived in Formoso before returning to Concordia. He farmed a few years; worked at the Concordia Creamery; was a fireman at the prisoner of war camp; was a brakeman for the Missouri Pacific Railroad; owned a creamery in Formoso for six years; worked for B.F. Goodrich in Concordia for 10 years; and was a road salesman for Missouri Distributing for 15 years. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, a former member of the Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge, all of Concordia. Survivors include his wife, Edna Mae of Concordia; and an adopted son, John Ferron of Concordia. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Concordia, the Rev. Barry Brinkman officiating. Burial will be in St. Concordia Cemetery. A vigil will be at 7 p.m. today at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to Diabetes Association or charity of the donor's choice. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. today at the funeral home, 325 W. Sixth, Concordia 66901. H. Dale Hendricks DES MOINES, Wash. - H. Dale Hendricks, 75, Des Moines, died Saturday, May 3, 1997, at Des Moines. Mr. Hendricks was born Dec. 7, 1921, at Lenora, Kan., and was a Seattle-area resident since 1967, moving from Wichita, Kan. He worked for Beech and Boeing aircraft companies, was a member of College Hill United Methodist Church and Des Moinos United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Grace of the home; a son, Charles Dale "Chic" of Redmond; two daughters, Annette Hendricks of Kalispel, Mont., and Mary Elaine Hyce of Redmond; a brother, Ivan of Manitou Springs, Colo.; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton, Kan., the Rev. Jack Kersenbrock officiating. Burial will be in Lenora South Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Circle of Concern at Wesley Homes, 215 S. 216th, Des Moines, Wash. 98198. Visitation will be from 4 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Hazel D. Little BELOIT — Hazel D. Little, 88, Beloit, died Wednesday, May 7, 1997, at Mitchell County Community Hospital, Beloit. McDonald Funeral Home, Beloit, is handling arrangements. Sister Matilda Meis FOND du LAC, Wis. — Sister Matilda Meis, 90, Fond du Lac, died Wednesday, May 7, 1997, at Nazareth Heights. Sister Matilda was born Sept. 3, 1906, at Catherine, Kan. She joined the Order of Sisters of St. Agnes on July 2,1925 in Fond du Lac and served as an elementary school teacher in Wisconsin, Kansas, Indiana and Pennsylvania. Survivors include four sisters, Tillie McBride of Denver, Edna Leiker of Burbank, Calif., Sister Alice Meis and Sister Roberta Meis, both of Fond du Lac. The funeral will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Holy Family Chapel, Nazareth Heights, the Rev. Edward F. Sippel officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Friday at Nazareth Heights. Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division, Fond du Lac, 54935, is handling arrangements. William G. "Bill" Martin William G. "Bill" Martin, 81, Salina, died Monday, May 5, 1997, at his home. Mr. Martin was born March 26, 1916, at Dewar, Okla., and was a California resident before moving to Salina in 1983. He was a master mechanic for Ball, Ball and Brosmer Construction Co. in California for more than 30 years. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 3 of San Francisco. Survivors include his wife, Donna J. of the home; two sons, Jim Modin of Salina and John Modin of Bennington; five daughters, Bonnie Klein of Smolan, Jeannine Lund of Ennis, Texas, Gale Jack- of Oklahoma City, Ginger MR. CARNES Fern G. Harrison MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Fern G. Harrison, 87, Minneapolis, died Thursday, May 1, 1997, at Minneapolis. Mrs. Harrison was born June 28, 1909, at Lenora, Kan., and was a Minneapolis resident since 1994, moving from McPherson, Kan., where she had lived since 1974. She was also a former resident of rural areas near Densmore, Kan., and Herington, Kan. She was a bookkeeper and a homemaker. She was a member of Lenora Congregational Church, Women's Fellowship, Lenora Federated Study Club and Solomon Valley Club. She was also a member of McPherson Congregational Church and a volunteer with the McPherson Hospital Auxiliary. Her husband, Leland Leroy, died in 1974. Survivors include a son, William of Minneapolis; a sister, Marjorie Stagg of McPherson; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton 67654, the Rev. Roger Shanks officiating. Burial will be in Norton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Healthspan Hospice, 2750 Arthur, Roseville, Minn. 55113. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. son Gammon of Willows, Calif., and Pamela Coates of Orland, Calif.; four brothers, Sam of Oklahoma City, Joe of Dewar, Okla., Ed of Oklahoma City and Ben of Louisville, Ky.; 22 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401, the Rev. Glenn Davis officiating. Private inurnment will follow cremation. Memorials may be made to Saline County Health Agency- Home Health Care. There will be no visitation. The names and locations of several survivors were misspelled in Wednesday's Journal. Also, one survivor was omitted. Kathryn Tucker Kathryn Tucker, 70, Salina, died Tuesday, May 6, 1997, at Smoky Hill Rehabilitation Center, Salina. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements. Colleen Kay Marple Vigo SAN FRANCISCO — Colleen Kay Vigo, 47, San Francisco, died Wednesday, April 30, 1997, at San Francisco. Mrs. Vigo was born Colleen Kay Marple on March 14, 1950, at Smith Center, Kan., and was a had lived in Los Angeles before moving to San Francisco 17 years ago. She was a sales manager in office products for Boise Cascade and Corporate Express. Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Colleen: her mother and stepfather, Nadine Louise and E. Glenn McCormick of Cedar, Kan.; two sisters, Beverly Anne McLean of San Ramon and Myrna Jean Krug of Dallas; her grandmother, Mildred Marple of Phillipsburg, Kan.; a stepbrother, Robert McCormick of Parsons, Kan.; and a stepsister, Sue McCormick of Pratt, Kan. A service was Friday at St. Dominies Church of San Francisco. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ. Smith Center. Memorials may be made to Jennifer Colleen Vigo 1997 Trust, ID No. 94-6709211,2660 Shadow Mountain Drive, San Ramon, Calif. 94583, or Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 401 China Basin St., Suite 218-MB6, San Francisco 94107. Neptune Society of Northern California, 2740 Hype St., San Francisco, handled arrangements. Frank Vogt REEDLEY, Calif. — Frank Vogt, 90, Reedley, died April 30, 1997, at Palm Village Health Care Center, Reedley. Mr. Vogt was born Dec. 26,1906, at Hillsboro, Kan., and was a Reedley resident since 1967, moving from Hillsboro. He was owner and operator of Vogt's Grocery and Produce, Hillsboro, and also hauled produce from various states. In California, he repaired electronic equipment. He was a member of Mennonite Brethren Church, Hillsboro. Survivors include his wife, Katheryn of Reedley; two sons, Gene of Sun Lake, Ariz., and Frank of Herington, Kan.; two daughters, Charlotte Schroeder of McPherson, Kan., and Betsy Funk of Reedley; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren. A memorial service was Monday at Reedley Mennonite Brethren Church. Burial was in Reedley Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mennonite Brethren Church Remodeling Project, 1362 "L" St., Reedley 93654. Cairnn Funeral Home, 940 "F" St., Reedley, handled arrangements. Opal F. Wilkenson STOCKTON — Opal F. Wilkenson, 89, Stockton, died Monday, May 5,1997, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Wilkenson was born Opal F. Keller on Sept.'?, 1907, at Wilsey and was a resident of Alton and Woodston before moving to Stockton in 1981. She was a member of the Senior Companion Program at Fort Hays State University. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward F., in 1964 and an infant daughter, Phyllis Wilkenson. Survivors include a son, Wayne F. of Lawrence; two grandsons; four great-grandchildren; and a stepgranddaughter. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton. Burial will be in Sumner Cemetery, Alton. Memorials may be made to Senior Companions in care of the funeral home. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669. Schools / Board may wait for fall report FROM PAGE A1 Part of the funding for the local option budget would come from the state. Officials estimate it would take a property tax levy of 5 mills in the first year to raise the money, because there wouldn't be a full year to raise the money. The levy would decrease in subsequent years. School board members said they were leery of enacting a local option budget without a vote, after two previous attempts were thwarted by voters. "I think that would be inappropriate," said Doug Mull, a school board member. "The community has already spoken twice, and we are not deaf." Board members contacted this week said the best option might be to continue the board's long-range planning process, known as Creating the Future, and see what the public wants. For the past two years, more than 400 residents have worked on several committees to come up with suggestions on how to improve the district's buildings, update classroom technology and decrease class sizes. Those committees now are discussing their ideas at a series of town meetings. The Creating the Future steering committee is to present final recommendations to the school board in the fall. Smith is concerned that if the board approves the Legislature- sanctioned local option budget before the Creating the Future process is completed, "it could breed distrust. But recommendations on a possible bond issue or a larger local option budget to fund school improvements probably can't be pre- "I can't imagine passing up money we're authorized to take." Larry Mathews Salina School Board member sented by the Creating the Future committee before the district budget must be certified, in late August, Smith said. That's why board member Larry Mathews, who will leave the board July 1, said he would support the no-public-vote local option budget. -"I'd hate to go another yearl without that," Mathews said. "1 can't imagine passing up money we're authorized to take. We need to do whatever we can to improve the education of our students." Mull said he was against a knee- jerk local option budget that "doesn't begin to meet the needs' that have developed over the last, three or four years of neglect by the Legislature." Board Member Joni Heim said she didn't want to throw away the work done on Creating the Future by pursuing the local option budget. "We want to give it a chance to work," she said. Board Member Ruth Cathcart-' Rake agreed. "We need to see what community priorities come out of that," she said. No matter what the board does, per-pupil funding will increase for' the 1997-98 academic year. Soetaert said per-pupil state aid will increase $22 next year, from'.' $3,648 to $3,670. And Salina will also;' be eligible for an additional $66 per pupil for a total increase of about"; $646,000. ON THE RECORD Woodrow Francis Wilson ELLSWORTH — Woodrow Francis Wilson, 81, Ellsworth, died Tuesday, May 6, 1997, at the Good Samaritan Retirement Center, Ellsworth. Mr. Wilson was born April 17, 1916, in Cowley County and was a resident of Arkansas City, Newton and Kanopolis Lake before moving to Ellsworth in 1993. He was an engineer on the Santa Fe Railroad, and a member of the Eagles Lodge and United Transportation Union, both of Newton, and Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, Ellsworth. Survivors include his wife, Nina of Ellsworth; two sons, Steven Ray of St. Louis and James Robert of Fort Worth, Texas; a brother, Frank W. of Leavenworth; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, Ellsworth, the Rev. Tom Keith officiating. Memorials may be made to the church, Ellsworth Senior Center or Good Samaritan Retirement Center. The body was cremated. Parsons Funeral Home, 307 N. Lincoln, Ellsworth 67439, is handling arrangements. Governors rein in state spending, focus on tax cuts By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Despite a roaring economy, most states are trimming programs, emphasizing efficiency and saving for a rainy day, the National Governors' Association said Wednesday. And 25 of the 50 states are seeking tax cuts, according to the association's annual fiscal survey. But the survey said that while federal welfare reform is forcing some changes, 43 of the 50 states plan no immediate changes in the level of welfare benefits. Raymond Scheppach, the association's executive director, said that although the nation is in the seventh year of economic expansion, governors are not seeking new or expanded programs. Instead, they are holding to principles of "efficiency, austerity and improved management" while maintaining surpluses averaging 6 percent of revenues to deal with uncertain future developments, he said. Under the new federal welfare law, states must limit the time that recipients can receive cash assistance and place a larger percentage of welfare recipients in jobs. The report noted that the new law gives states the flexibility to set benefit levels for cash assistance payments. On another issue, he said lotteries have not proved a significant source of state revenue. Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — None. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — James E. Foust, Beulah M. Meredith, Roberta A. Mull and Jaime L. Seever, all of Salina, Harold E. Weis, Bavaria; Marvene Gieber, Concordia; Margaret M. Conant, Herington; Bradley R. Oriez, Lindsborg; Eva J. Hawks, Smolan. DISMISSALS — Angel M. Claussen, Heather R. Bargas and baby girl, all of Salina; Jean V. Flynn, Abilene; Lillian C. Thrush and baby girl, Abilene; Edna E. Whithair, Abilene; Malinda R. Cunningham and baby gjrl, Ellsworth; Stacy L. Iamb and baby girl, Ellsworth; Jessica L. Mitchell and baby girl, Ellsworth; Max L. Eberle, Glen Elder; Oral L. Owen, Mankato. Births BOYS: Jamie L. Seever, Salina, 7 Ibs. 11 ozs., born May 6. Thomas and Eva Hawks, Smolan, 4 Ibs. 13 ozs., born May 6. PoHce blotter ARSON — A 10-year-old boy and an 11-year-old boy were referred to juvenile court after allegedly setting fires on a porch in the 300 block of East Cloud Street between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday; $60 damage. FORGERY — A blank business check was stolen from Beijing Restaurant, 1601 W. Crawford, and was forged and cashed at Bank of Tescott, 600 S. Santa Fe, at 2:56 p.m. April 3; $810 loss. THEFT — A 1988 Chevrolet truck, a cellular phone and coins belonging to Shears Construction, 1329 W. North, were taken from 2420 S. Lightville between 10 p.m. Monday and 6:20 a.m. Tuesday; $4,400 loss. District court CHARGED — Opal Ann Phillips, 44, 1014 N. Ninth, charges of 33 counts of forgery and theft in connection with checks written to businesses between Nov. 14 and Nov. 16, 1996. Harold Vaughn Bailey, 35, 917 N. 13th No. 20, charges of illegal license tag and unlawful operation of a vehicle in connection with a traffic stop April 26 in the 500 block of South College Avenue. Jack Allen Kelley, 18, address unknown, charges of burglary, theft and criminal damage to property in connection with a burglary April 25 at 513 S. Phillips. Items valued at $303 were taken. Tony Lynn Humphries Jr., 17, 520 E. Claflin, charges of felony burglary, felony theft and contributing to a child's misconduct in connection with a burglary April 10 at 435 Washington. Michele Gay Hixenbaugh, 31, 2215 Meadowlark, charges of sale of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, possession without tax stamps, possession of unlawful drug proceeds, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, in connection with a traffic stop April 21 at Ninth and Charles streets. Patrick Allen Flannagan, 33, 453 S. Broadway No. 146, charge of felony possession of marijuana in connection with an incident April 3 at his residence. Darlene Denise Glass, 28, 901 N. Seventh, charges of felony driving under the influence, no proof of insurance, failure to remain at an injury-accident scene and failure to report an accident, in connection with a traffic stop April 25 in the 500 block of West Grand Avenue. SENTENCED — Michael Dennis Pierce, 41, Denver, 18 months in prison for possession of cocaine with intent to sell, 15 months for no tax WHMESDAY'S DRMMNGS DAILY PICK 3 9-1-4 KANSAS CASH 9-13-17-32-33-35 Estimated Jackpot $170,000 POWERBALL 8-10-12-27-35 POWERBALL 4 Estimated Jackpot $36.6 million LOTTERY SCENE Category 4866 stamps, six months for aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, 12 months possession of marijuana, 12 months for possession of a depressant ; and 12 months for possession of drug. : paraphernalia, in connection with a i , traffic stop on Interstate 135; probation' , denied. ; Ernest James Outland, 52, address ' unconfirmed, 30 months in prison for possession of cocaine and possessjon 1 of drug paraphernalia in connection ' with an incident in Salina, also 12: months each for battery and battery of a law enforcement officer in connec-. tion with an incident July 7, 1996, at, 716 N. Santa Fe. Marvin Cecil Smith, 64, 920 N. 12th, eight months in prison for habitual traffic' ' violations in connection with a traffic stop ' Sept. 3 in the 200 block of South Fourth' ' Street; two-year probation granted. Larry Joseph Wray Jr., age unavailable, 948 S. Third, 15 months in prison, for illegal possession of a firearm in connection with a handgun stolen Sept. 23,1996; two-year probation granted. .' Toby W. Reed, 19, Wichita, 27 months in prison for burglary in connec- | tion with a burglary Feb. 26 at 429 W: Prescott; three-year probation granted. •' Animal shelter These animals were picked up, Tuesday at the locations listed and taken to the Saline County Animal Shelter, 1960 W. Old Highway 40. Phone 826-6535. DOGS — Blue tick neutered male coonhound, 3100 block of West Crawford; black male Labrador with blue collar, 1300 block of Cresent; blonde male Labrador and chow mix, 1900 block of East Stimmel; yellow male Labrador and shar pei mix with brown collar, 1100 block of West Ash; brown male Chihuahua with some black, 500 block of West Grand; reddish male mix breed puppy with some black and white, 800 block of East Elm. CATS — Orange and white male with short hair, 1200 block of East Ash.. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me." — II Samuel 22:18 CORRECTION Because of a Journal error, a headline in Wednesday's edition incorrectly stated the outcome of a Salina South High School baseball doubleheader against Topeka West High School. South won both games, 16-11 and 8-7.
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