Search continues for former Wichita dentist missing in Colorado

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – The family of a former dentist from Wichita said the search continues for the 79-year-old man.

La Plata County Search and Rescue in Colorado said Jim Shahid went hiking on Sept. 3, in the mountains outside of Durango (near Purgatory) and never returned.

“…he was only going for a short while so didn’t bring anything with him (very unlike him as he is a very experienced outdoorsman),” said Shahid’s family on a website created to highlight the search. “We think he got disoriented and never returned.”

Search and rescue teams, drones, helicopters, specialized dogs and dozens of volunteers have all been working since Sunday to locate Jim.

He’s described as being 5′6 and 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a tan safari-style hat and may have been in khaki pants. He was not carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call La Plata County Search and Rescue at 970-385-2900.


Please call 970-385-2900 with any information.

Posted by La Plata County Search and Rescue on Tuesday, September 5, 2023

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In the course of an job interview on This Early morning, retiree Alex Grey, from Lincoln, recounted the excruciating agony he confronted as his tooth decayed although possessing to wait around ‘years’ for a area to open up up at a local dentist.

The ex-roofer, who had no dentistry encounter whatsoever, told presenters Josie Gibson and Craig Doyle that he experienced ‘no choice’ than to just take drastic motion – and had been pulling out his tooth for a whopping seven years.

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Josie appeared on in shock as she listened to the horrifying tale, in advance of remarking that Alex looked like he ‘had a whole lot of teeth’.

He replied that he’d pulled out 7 enamel in overall whilst previously residing in Basingstoke, as there ended up no

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‘An instance of who we really should be.’ Funeral specifics launched for Springfield dentist

Funeral expert services have been set for a Springfield dentist of 30 years who died abruptly earlier this 7 days.

Dr. William Ayers Lord, 56, died on Monday right after encountering a “heart event” even though on holiday vacation, his wife, Michelle Lord, said. Visitation is scheduled for right now from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Littleton & Rue Funeral Household and Crematory, and a provider is established for Sunday at 2 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church.

His sister, Amy Lord Hearlihy, described her brother as 1 of the most supplying folks who preferred to practice random acts of kindness, including having to pay for men and women at dining establishments.

“He experienced this kind of an amazing affect on not only us as a loved ones, but the community at big,” Lord Hearlihy claimed. “I indicate he was likely a person of the most providing persons in the whole globe.”

The dentist was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, prior to relocating to Pittsburgh, exactly where he grew a love for the outdoor, in accordance to his obituary. He moved to Springfield with his spouse and children in 1978.

Lord graduated from Springfield North Superior Faculty, where by he was the Panther mascot and a champion of school spirit, in 1985.

According to Lord’s obituary, the dentist was an avid sports fan, selling spirit at different games. While learning biology as an undergraduate and dental surgical treatment for his doctorate at Ohio State College, he auditioned to be the Brutus Buckeye mascot. Even though he was unsuccessful, Lord “remained an avid Buckeye lover and could be found on football Saturdays loudly cheering on his beloved crew.”

The dentist selected his area to enable persons relatively than to make dollars, Lord Hearlihy said. She stated in one particular scenario, a youthful client had a sporting activities-similar dental unexpected emergency on a Saturday, and Monthly bill Lord instantly helped him even while he was not his affected individual.

Michelle Lord stated her spouse was “the most excellent father in the whole world” to their 4 youngsters.

“His young ones meant all the things to him. All he preferred to do was make a world for them that was a excellent planet, and so he gave to his local community,” Michelle Lord claimed.

Monthly bill Lord supported any and all Clark County athletics and county teams like 4-H in advance of and immediately after his children were being included, his wife explained. He was also in the Oral Health and fitness Coalition, the ladies soccer mentor for Shawnee faculties, taught continuing education classes for dental hygienists, hosted externs in his exercise and was the president of the Mad River Dental Culture for about 20 yrs, Lord Hearlihy said.

The Lord siblings missing their father at a young age, which had an effects on Bill Lord, building him want to depart the entire world a improved area than when he located it, Lord Hearlihy claimed.

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