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The Clarendon Enterprise • March 23, 2017 uarles Ford Vernie D. "Bubba" Ford, 76, died on Wednes- day, March 15, 2107, in Clarendon. Servies were held on Friday, March Ford 17, 2017, in the Robert- son Funeral Directors Saints' Roost Chapel in Clarendon with Rev. Anthony Knowles, officiating. Burial followed at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon. Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon. Vernie was born April 25, 1940, in Turkey to Si Monroe and Edna Beavers Ford. He married Mary Diaz on February 29, 1996 in Hedley. He had been a lifetime resident of Clarendon. He worked in Road Construction from 1962-1972 then became self-employed haul- ing dirt in Houston until 1982. In 1982 he moved back to Clarendon and was self-employed doing haul- ing, cement construction, and trailer loading. He loved telling jokes and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Clarendon. He was preceded in death by his parents; and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ford of Clarendon; 2 daugh- ters, Donna Ford of Canyon and Brenda Lungrin and husband Jeff of Newark, Texas; 2 sisters, Helen Ford and Sue McDonald both of Kingston, Oklahoma; 3 grandchildren, Stephen Ford, Dustin Ford, and Madison Gonzales; a great grandchild, Khole Ford; and many nieces and nephews. The family request memorials be sent to a favorite charity. Sign our online guest book at Alexander Rich- ard Louis "Rick" Alex- ander, 69, died Monday, March 20, 2017, in Claude. Memo- rial services Alexander will be private on Thursday. Cremation & arrangements are under the direction of Robertson Claude Chapel. Rick was born November 23, 1947, in Sayre, Oklahoma to Ray- mond Dale and Virginia Ward Alex- ander. He married Syd Blackburn on February 24, 1997, in Clovis, New Mexico. He had been a resident of Claude since 1997 and was an auto body technician prior to his retire- ment. He loved fishing, gardening, and music. He also loved his kids. He was preceded in death by his parents; a step son, Jackie Millwood; and a brother in law, Donnie. He is survived by his wife, Syd Alexander of Claude; 3 sons, Russell Alexander and wife Lori of Denver City, Casey Alexander and wife Missie of Weatherford, and Stacey Alexander and wife Jonna of Ft. Worth; 2 daughters, Tina Hook and husband Mike of Claude and Sissy Millwood and Don Thompson of Amarillo; a brother, John Alexan- der and wife Barbara of Matador; 2 sisters, Annette Brittain and Raenell ShadJe and husband Joe Neal all of Clarendon; 11 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild. The family will receive friends at 507 West lit in Claude Thursday starting at 2:30 PM. The family request memori- als be sent to BSA Hospice of the Southwest. www.Asbestos ces ma, AMARILLO - Don't assume be around $6 million to ranchers in Samples of wire were collected from between the unused wire, or the wire that a grass fire has damaged the the Texas Panhandle. Amosson said these fences and unused wire from from the fences that had been burned barbed wire on a fence, an estimated 975 miles offence were the original purchase lot that had up to six times the previous 13 years, That's the message of one Texas affected. To repair the fence, the cost been stored since purchase. McCollum said. A&M AgriLife Extension Service is $2,500 per mile; to .replace the According to the study, wire "So, the study showed that specialist in Amarillo to ranchers fence, the cost is $10,000 per mile. collected from the fences had been grass fire did not affect the breaking who saw wildfire rip through their "Research provides informa- subjected to grass fires zero times, strength, zinc coating or ductility of fenced grassland beginning March 6. tion ranchers can use to make deci- one time, two times or six times the wire," he said. "After a fire, the "Fences are one of the range signs related to fences," said Danny during the previous 13 years. These galvanized surface of the wire is developments often damaged in Nusser, AgfiLife Extension regional grass fires occurred in the dormant often stained or discolored. But, this fires" said Dr. Ted McCollum, beef program leader. "Knowing that a season between February and April. should not be interpreted as failure cattle specialist in Amarillo. "Cer- fence is stable and repairs are suf- The unused wire and wire collected of the coating or galvanization of the tainly burned wooden posts and ficient could be valuable in making from the fences was examined for wire. This discoloration comes from stays have to be replaced. But the economical decisions?' effects of fire frequency on breaking iron-zinc alloy layers in the wire and damage to the barbed wire may be Research was conducted by strength and zinc coating remaining does not represent a failure of the less than it appears and one assumes. Oklahoma State University to exam- on the wire, McCollum said. pure zinc coating on the wire?' "Having the ability to reuse ine the effects of grassland fires on "In this study, compared to McCollum said the research the barbed wire from a fence after barbed wire, he said. The study the unused wire and wire from the ers concluded that subjecting zinc- a grass fire can reduce the recovery examined Class 1, 12V2-gange, dou- fences that had not been burned, the coated barbed wire to grass fires will costs for the landowner." ble-strand barbed wire. exposure to grass fire or the number not reduce its service life or its cor- Dr. Steve Amosson, AgriLife The wire was about 14 years of times the wire was exposed to fire rosionresistance. Extension economist in Amarillo, old when the study was conducted, did not adversely affect the breaking "So there may be occasions estimated fencing could be the McCollum explaine& All of the wire strength or zinc coating on the Class where they need to replace the fence, second major expense tied to the examined in the study originated 1, 12V2-gaugebarbed wire," he said. but they shouldn't automatically fires on the 480,000 acres burned, from the same lot at purchase. The The breaking strength and assume that the wire needs to be Estimating half will be repaired'and fences were constructed from the zinc coating, which provides corro- completely replaced because of the half replaced, he said the cost could wire 13-14 years fore the study, sign resistance, were not different grass fire," he said. with every new or renewed subscription! EXPERIENCE COUNTS Lawyers with more than 100years combined expertise. may occur 30 to 60 years after ex- Ryan A. Krebs, M.D., J.D. posure to asbestos. 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