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Jun 12, 2012 - Staff



Former Lander resident, Lillian E. Dixon, 94, died Friday, June 8, at the Margaret T. Morris Center in Prescott, Ariz. Cremation has taken place and private family services will be at a later date in Cody. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in care of the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez St., Prescott, AZ 86303. Online remembrances and condolences may be shared at www.ruffnerwakelin.com.


Joseph Lee La More, 92, of Riverton, and formerly of California, died Monday, June 11, at the Wind River Health Care in Riverton. According to his wishes, cremation will take place, and there will be no local services. His cremated remains will be entombed with those of his late wife in the Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, Calif.


Janice Leah Sun Rhodes, 54, died Thursday, June 7. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the Blue Sky Hall in Ethete with burial to follow at the Yellow Calf Cemetery in Ethete. A wake starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the Blue Sky Hall and will continue at 528 Blue Sky Hwy.

Community calendar


Magic Show is at 2 p.m. in the Lander Library's children's area, 200 Amoretti St., Lander.

Torrey Basin Petroglyph Trek is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Dubois Museum, 909 W. Ramshorn St., Dubois. Meet at the Museum at 5 p.m. for a free driving/hiking tour of Dinwoody-tradition rock art. The tour is limited to 15 participants, and registration is required and registration is first-come first-served. Participants will carpool to the Torrey Basin. For more information, call 455-2284 or visit www.duboismuseum.org.

Magic Show is 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Dubois Library, 202 N. First St., Dubois. Everyone is welcome.

To add an event to the community calendar, please e-mail the information to fremontnews@wyoming.com and include "community calendar"R00;in the subject line.

Emergency calls

In Riverton police reports from Friday to Tuesday morning:

- Lionel Brown, 44, of Riverton, was arrested for trespassing.

- Dustin Whitener, 39, of Riverton, was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI).

- Carlene Headley, 51, of Riverton, was arrested for public intoxication.

- Francene Lawson, 52, of Riverton, was arrested for assault.

- Gerald SittingEagle, 49, of Riverton, was arrested for warrants (contempt of court).

- Joseph MedicineTop, 45, of Riverton, was arrested for public intoxication.

- Thomas Brown, 40, of Riverton, was arrested for public intoxication.

- Rachel Brown, 57, of Arapahoe, was arrested for warrants (failure to appear).

- At 7:39 a.m. on Monday, police responded to the 800 block of Cheryl Sue Drive for a trespassing report.

RPD Capt. Eric Murphy said Esperanza Skinner, 71, of Riverton, was arrested for criminal trespassing, assault and resisting arrest.

Murphy said Skinner allegedly sprayed her adult male neighbor and his son with a water hose and began yelling at them.

"Officers arrived and attempted to speak with Skinner, who ran from officers," Murphy said in a news release. "Skinner kicked the officers several times and attempted to bite them."

Murphy said Skinner was subsequently taken into custody.

In Fremont County Sheriff's reports from Friday to Tuesday morning:

- Kelly Baker, 26, of Lander, was arrested for contempt of court.

- Matthew Erik Foster, 27, of Riverton, was arrested for DUI.

- Craig Isabell, 22, of Riverton, was arrested for probation revocation.

- Larry Allen Moore, 41, of Kent, Wash., was arrested for driving under suspension.

- Vincent Kilcrease, 40, of Arapahoe, was arrested for probation revocation.

- Nelson Owens, 24, of Riverton, was arrested for a failure to appear warrant.

- Jeffrey Shaffer, 50, of Evanston, was arrested on a Uinta County warrant.

- During the same time frame, ambulance crews responded to 62 calls for service and firefighters were dispatched 11 times.

- Fremont County Sheriff's officials say a 14-year-old Riverton girl was injured Saturday night at a farm on Sand Mesa Road near Shoshoni when she was struck by a Ford truck driven by a 13-year-old Shoshoni boy.

Sheriff's Capt. Ryan Lee said the last report he received on Sunday night said the girl was in stable condition at Riverton Memorial Hospital.

At 8:31 p.m. on June 9, police were dispatched to Sand Mesa Road about a female struck by a dark brown Ford pickup truck.

Lee said both teens were operating the vehicle on private property when the female decided to stand on the front bumper.

"The boy accidently drove forward, causing the female to fall from the front of the truck," Lee said in a news release. "She was subsequently struck by a front wheel."

Lee said the girl was transported to the hospital for serious injuries.

Further investigation is pending, but Lee said there is no indication drugs or alcohol were involved.

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