DEATHS

Homer Milton Hanson, 81

Born Saturday, February 29, 1936

Died Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Willard Dale Judkins, 85

Born Sunday, October 9, 1932

Died Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Dennis Wayne Goad, Sr., 59

Born Wednesday, July 23, 1958

Died Monday, December 11, 2017

Raymond Joe Hill, 65

Born Monday, March 10, 1952

Died Monday, December 11, 2017

Roy Eldon "Don" Harp, 74

Born Tuesday, November 23, 1943

Died Monday, December 11, 2017

Roy Eldon "Don" Harp, 74

Born Tuesday, November 23, 1943

Died Monday, December 11, 2017

Willie Lee Griffin, 85

Born Saturday, December 12, 1931

Died Monday, December 11, 2017

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EVENTS

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Castle Christmas
Mike Herndon Band at Music Hall of Fame

Friday, December 15, 2017

Castle Christmas
Swon Brothers play Salvation Army fundraiser

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Castle Christmas
Wreaths Across America

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 2:45 PM

At least 12 apartments were destroyed in the blaze.

At least 12 apartments were destroyed in a fire at the independent-living Fairhaven Apartments on the 500 block of Dayton just now, according to Fire Chief Mike O’Dell. There is no cause just yet, but firefighters have the blaze contained, he said.

“There will be more damaged by smoke,” he said.

Helen Dillard and Tina Simmonsen look on helplessly as their apartments are destroyed.

Tina Simmonsen, 56, whose apartment was destroyed, said the fire is just the latest in a long line of problems at the complex.

“A couple of weeks ago, the elevator was out, and I’m on a walker,” she said. “I had to stay somewhere else.”

When she realized her apartment was completely burned, she wasn’t shocked.

“Great,” she said sadly. “Well, at least I won’t have to pack to move to Greenleaf,” where she can get an apartment on the ground floor.

No one was hurt in the fire, but EMS is assisting several residents who need oxygen and had to leave it behind.

“A guy on the ground floor over there set a bunch of paper towels on fire a few days ago,” resident Helen Dillard said. “He’s trying to kill himself. I bet this one was the same thing.”

Clarification: The apartments are independent living, not assisted living as reported earlier, several residents contacted us to say.

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