Alva Review-Courier Vol. 121 No. 103
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Alva man dies after fall on ice Page 2
Woods County Commissioners buy grader Page 2
620 Choctaw, Alva, OK 73717
How ‘Earthrise’ photo was made Page 2
‘Earthrise’ taken 45 years ago from Apollo 8 as the earth rises into view above the moon.
December 27, 2013
Alva man dies after fall on ice By Lynn L. Martin Monday morning at about 9 am, Bart L. Scott of Alva drove his car to downtown Alva to stop at various businesses to pay both personal and College Hill Church of Christ bills. He stopped in front of Merrifield Office Supply, leaving his car idling. As he got out, he slipped on the ice and hit his head on the curb, knocking himself unconscious. Two or three minutes later, Shirley Wilkin, parked across the street heading for her job at
Brown’s Shoe Fit and saw a man lying in the street in front of the office supply store. Seeing that Scott was unconscious, she opened Merrifield’s door and shouted for Janie Gould to call an ambulance. After that, Wilkins, who had previously worked at the Homestead, had been trained to keep a person warm. So she lay down near him in the street to provide body warmth. Others rushed to retrieve coats and pile on them. When the ambulance arrived, he
was taken to Share Medical Center. Seeing it was a severe head injury, the ER personnel attempted to get an air ambulance out of both Enid and Stillwater. They were unavailable due to weather or other calls. Since a paramedic was needed, a ground ambulance was called out of Buffalo, Okla. Scott died around 1 p.m. before the ambulance arrived. Funeral services will be held today, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. at the College Hill Church of Christ in Alva.
How the ‘Earthrise’ photo was made On anniversary of Apollo 8
Featured on today’s front page is a photo taken 45 years ago from Apollo 8. Here’s the story of how it was made. The first humans to catch a glimpse of the Earth rising over the moon nearly missed seeing it at all, let alone capturing the snapshot that became one of the most iconic photos of the 20th century. NASA has released an animation commemorating the 45th anniversary of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to orbit the moon. The famous “Earthrise” photo was taken on Christmas Eve 1968. “It really came about by accident,” space author Andrew Chaikin, who narrates the video, tells NPR’s Morning Edition in an interview. Comparing new data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter probe, which has been circling the moon since 2009, with the Apollo 8 astronauts’ photography and Apollo 8’s onboard audio, the Goddard Space Flight Center’s Scientific Visualization Studio has been able to discover just how serendipitous the famous snapshot was. “It turns out that the only reason the astronauts saw the Earth when they did was because Frank Borman, the mission commander, was in the process of rotating the spacecraft – which was pointing nose down at the moon,” Chaikin tells NPR. “It just so happens that as they
came around, Bill Anders, the rookie on the flight over on the right side of the spaceflight, could see the Earth coming up in his window. This had happened three previous times on Apollo 8, but they weren’t in position to see it,” he says. Aboard Apollo, Anders is the first to see the potential shot: “Oh, my God, look at that picture over there,” he can be heard saying. “There’s the Earth coming up. Wow, is that pretty!” But what happened next will sound familiar to anyone who remembers the days before digital cameras: Anders (to astronaut Jim Lovell): “You got a color film, Jim? Hand me a roll of color, quick, would you?” Lovell: “Oh, man, that’s great! Where is it?” Anders: “Hurry. Quick.” Lovell: “Down here?” Anders: “Just grab me a color. A color exterior. Hurry up. Got one?” Lovell: “Yeah, I’m lookin’ for one. C368.” Anders: “Anything quick.” Lovell hands him the film just as Anders is heard saying, “I think we missed it.” But within seconds, Lovell sees the shot again in another window of the command module. He asks for the camera from Anders, who seems a bit defensive at having his role as mission photographer usurped. Anders: “Wait a minute, just let me get the right setting here now, just calm down. Calm down,
Lovell!” Anders then gets the shot that has been reproduced thousands of times all over the world in the past 45 years. “It sounds incredible to us to think, ‘Weren’t they looking for [the Earth] when they got to the moon?’ “ Chaikin tells NPR. “But as Bill Anders explained to me many years later, he said, ‘Look, we were trained to go to the moon. We were focused on the moon, observing the moon, studying the moon, and the Earth was not really in our thoughts until it popped up above that horizon.” Meanwhile, on Monday, Lovell re-enacted another memorable moment from the groundbreaking mission: a Christmas Eve broadcast from lunar orbit. Lovell, Borman and Anders took turns reading from the Book of Genesis. Lovell ended his re-enactment with the same closing the trio used on Dec. 24, 1968: “From the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas and God bless all of you, all of you on the good Earth.”
Woods County Commissioners voted to buy a Car 140M2 grader like this one at their meeting Dec. 23.
Woods County Commissioners buy grader By Lynn L. Martin In a short meeting held at 8 am on Monday, Dec.23, 2013 Commissioners Clint Strawn and Mike Goucher handled most of the business on the agenda. Because District 2 Commissioner Randy McMurphy was ill and not attending, they took no action on transferring a grader from District 1 to District 2. They did go ahead and approve a motor grader purchase from Warren Cat of Oklahoma City for a price of $240,439. The financing will be handled by Shattuck National Bank at 1.99% interest. In some housekeeping items, the commissioners approved minutes from three previous meetings throughout the year that needed
date typo corrections. The minutes corrected were February 28, 2013; September 30, 2013, and November 12, 2013. No action was taken on road crossings listed on the agenda because the completed paperwork applications were not available. The blanket purchase orders were approved with the qualification of availability, lowest and best bids. The SPC office supply firm has corrected the problems with the multipurpose copier that was purchased two years ago. It is now in good working order and will be used in District 2. The Nov. 27, 2013 minutes were amended to include that successful resolution of the problem.
UNOS to oversee hand, face transplants By Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Sure your liver or kidney could save someone’s life. But would you donate your hands, or your face? Signing up to become an organ donor may get more complicated than just checking a box on your driver’s license. The government is preparing to regulate the new field of hand and face transplants like it does standard organ transplants, giving more Americans who are disabled or disfigured by injury, illness or combat a chance at this radical kind of reconstruction. Among the first challenges is deciding how people should consent to donate these very visible body parts that could improve someone’s quality of life — without deterring them from traditional donation of hearts, lungs and other internal organs needed to save lives. “Joe Blow is not going to know that now an organ is defined as also including a hand or a face,” said Dr. Suzanne McDiarmid, who chairs the committee of the United Network for Organ Sharing, or UNOS, that will develop the new policies over the next few months. Making that clear to potential donors and their families is critical — “otherwise we could undermine public trust,” said McDiarmid, a transplant specialist at the University of California, Los Angeles. “The consent process for the life-saving organs should not, must not, be derailed by a consent process for a different kind of organ,
that the public might think of as being very different from donating a kidney or a heart or a liver,” she added. These so-called “reconstructive transplants” are experimental, and rare. The best estimates are that 27 hand transplants have been performed in the U.S. since 1999, and about seven partial or full face transplants since 2008, said Dr. Vijay Gorantla, medical director of the University of Pittsburgh reconstructive transplant program. But they’re gradually increasing as more U.S. hospitals offer the complex surgeries, the Defense Department funds research into the approach for wounded veterans — and as transplant recipients go public to say how the surgeries have improved their lives. “These hands are blessed hands to me,” said Lindsay Aronson Ess, 30, of Richmond, Va., who received a double hand transplant in 2011. She had lost her hands and feet to a life-threatening infection in 2007. Until now, deciding who qualifies for a hand or face transplant, and how to find a match and approach a potential donor’s family all have been done on an informal, case-by-case basis. There has been no way to tell which hospitals’ techniques work best and how patients ultimately fare. There have been reports of two deaths related to face transplants in other countries, and some transplanted hands have had to be amputated. Patients must take lifelong anti-rejection medications that put them at risk of infections, cancer and other side effects.
In July, government regulations go into effect making hand and face transplants subject to the same strict oversight by UNOS, which manages the U.S. transplant program, as heart or kidney transplants. They’re part of a new definition of “organ” that also includes other body parts that doctors one day might transplant — from feet to voice boxes, maybe even the uterus. Unlike corneas, heart valves and other simpler tissues that are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, these are all complex mixes of blood vessels, nerves, muscles and other tissues. The rules mean potential recipients will be added to the UNOS network, for matching of donated hands and face tissue that are the right tissue type and compatible for skin color, size, gender and age. Transplants and their outcomes will be tracked. Before then, the UNOS committee will have to decide such things as who’s first on the waiting list, and what special expertise a transplant center needs. Then there’s the consent challenge. Some specialists say people should receive a list of body parts when they first sign an organ donor card — to specify exactly what they do and don’t want donated at death. “Ethically it is the right thing to do so the potential donor has a choice,” said Pittsburgh’s Gorantla, who is closely watching how UNOS will tackle this issue. But UNOS committee bioethi-
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December 27, 2013
First day hikes Obituaries Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation JACK CUSTER Services for Jack Custer, Chernoka: Meet at 10:00 am at the But- okee, Oklahoma, are pending with tercup Campground for an easy Goodwin-Wharton Funeral Chapel, half-mile hike on the paved, acces- Cherokee. sible trail. 580-824-1471 LYNETTE HIATT-FRINK Foss State Park-Foss: Meet at Services for Lynette Hiattthe Sandy Beach Shelter at 10:00 am for an easy 2-mile hike. 580- Frink, 57, Cherokee, Oklahoma, are pending with Goodwin-Whar592-4433 Fort Cobb State Park-Fort ton Funeral Chapel, Cherokee. Cobb: Meet at 1:00 pm at the ComSHERRY ROSS munity Building on Caddo Hill for Memorial services for Sherry an easy 1-mile hike. 405-643-2249 Roman Nose State Park-Waton- Ross will be Monday, December 30, 2013 at 2 ga: Meet at the 1:00 pm at the lodge p.m. at Wharton for a moderate 3.5 mile hike. 580Funeral Chapel 623-7281 with Reverend Hikers should remember to John Clapp, wear weather appropriate clothPastor, Bible ing and comfortable shoes. Bring Baptist Church. a camera or binoculars for wildlife Interment will viewing; and don’t forget water and follow in Alva snacks. Pets on leash are welcome Municipal at some parks, but not all. Participating Oklahoma State Parks are Cemetery. Wharton Funeral Chapel offering hot chocolate and warm is in charge of arrangements. Onbeverages after completion of the line condolences may be made at hikes and encourage visitors to stay www.whartonfuneralchapel.com. Sherry Lynn Ross was born Deand explore other areas or enjoy the cember 22, 1947 in Alva, Oklahoma quiet beauty of the parks in the winto Lawrence and Pearl (Wilkinson) tertime. She passed away the ***In the event of inclement Cunningham. th weather, information about can- 24 day of December at the Integris cellation of hikes will be available Bass Baptist Health Center in Enid, until 3pm on January 1 by calling at the age of 66 years and two days. She attended Alva Public 405-230-8385. Schools and received her GED from Northwest Vo-Tech. She worked at several food establishments, Achenbach’s in Hardtner, Kansas, for three years and at Beadles Nursing Home for twenty-six years. She was baptized as a small child at the Bible Baptist Church. She attended church at the Bible Baptist Church. She was married to David WeiMore than three dozen of the images from the project have hrich in 1964 at Salina, Kansas. To been posted to Doughty’s website, this union, they had two daughters and the images are striking and – Shelly Ann and Kimberly Sue. In 1969, she was married to Bill formidable. Most show a seedy underbelly of society that many Ross in Cherokee, Oklahoma. To people like to think doesn’t exist: this union, they had two sons – BilIn one, a woman stands behind ly Lee Jr. and Tom William. She was preceded in death a bathroom door, phone in hand, ready to attack a man draped by her father in 1971, her mother only in a towel who is exiting the in 2012 and her son Tom in 2009 and her son-in-law Don Penrod in bathroom. But others show more mundane moments in life: A young boy jumping on the bed and a man dressed in a white coat and black pants playing the trumpet. The project took Doughty three years to complete. It included three one-week installments where Doughty slept and lived in a room OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It at the Desert Hills Motel along wasn’t Santa and his reindeer landTulsa’s 11th Street, which is also ing on roofs that shook some central Route 66. More than 200 people Oklahoma homes on Christmas. were photographed, many of whom The U.S. Geological Survey answered a casting call to take part reports that two small earthquakes in the project but some who were struck the area on Wednesday, in See Art Show Page 8 addition to one that struck the night before. The first, a 2.7-magnitude earthquake, struck near Spencer at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. A USGS preliminary report says the earthquake’s epicenter was 5 miles north a high near 30. Windy. of Spencer and 11 miles northeast Sunday Night Mostly clear, of Oklahoma City. The second with a low around 14. earthquake hit a little before 3 p.m. Monday Sunny, with a high That 2.9-magnitude quake was cennear 37. Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 23. Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 49. Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 23. New Year’s Day Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Thursday Sunny, with a high near 48.
Department event Jan. 1 Oklahoma City, OK- In keeping with tradition over the last several years, Oklahoma State Parks will be hosting First Day Hikes on January 1, 2014. The free, guided hikes present an opportunity to begin the New Year on a healthy perspective by getting outdoors, connecting with nature and promoting year-round recreation. Twenty state parks will host hikes on New Year’s Day. “We are excited for our third year to host the First Day Hikes,” said Oklahoma State Parks Director Kris Marek. “This year the number of parks hosting the event has grown. We realize the importance of getting visitors outdoors to experience the peace and beauty of the state parks any time of year, and especially in winter.” Park staff and volunteers will lead the hikes. For information on the individual parks, visit www. TravelOK.com. First Day Hikes will be held in the following Oklahoma State Parks in western Oklahoma: Boiling Springs State ParkWoodward: Meet at the park office at 10:00 am for an easy .75-mile hike on the River Trail. 580-2567664 Little Sahara State Park-Way-
Life inside Route 66 motel focus of Tulsa art show By Kristi Eaton OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The revival of Route 66 has led to a fascination with the exterior of the many motels that line the historic highway, but one Tulsa artist hopes a new exhibit will remind people that not everything that goes on inside the rooms should be romanticized. Western Doughty’s Route 66: Room #116 is a collection of about 75 images depicting everyday experiences that take place at a motel along Route 66 that tends to attract an assortment of travelers: transients, cross-country drivers, families and Route 66 enthusiasts. The show is scheduled to open at Living Arts in Tulsa on Jan. 3 and run through Jan. 23. “The things that you expect to happen at those places, it’s true,” Doughty said, later adding: “We romanticize Route 66 motels and we should, but we also know that things go on behind these walls and doors that are part of the American fabric good or bad.”
Woods County Forecast Friday Sunny, with a high near 51. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 27. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Saturday Sunny, with a high near 57. South wind 5 to 13 mph. Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north 16 to 21 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Sunday Mostly cloudy, with
2013. She is survived by her husband Bill, her children, Shelly and Glenn Cushenbery, Kimberly Penrod and Billy and Gina Ross all of Alva; five granddaughters, two grandsons, four great grandsons and six great granddaughters. Also surviving are a brother, Eldon and Alberta Cunningham of Boone, Iowa, and four sisters, Carolyn and Bob Bennett, Janice and Bob Olson, Barbara and Terry Williams, all of Enid and Marilyn and Charles Williams of Alva along with numerous relatives and friends. She was cremated at her request. Memorials may be made to the Heart Association or Lung Association. BART LEVI SCOTT Funeral services for Bart Levi Scott will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 27, 2013, at the College Hill Church of Christ with Jay Tyree officiating. Interment will be in the Alva Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva. Bart Levi Scott, son of the late John Allen and Carrie (Powell) Scott, was born April 25, 1927, at Sentinel, Oklahoma, and passed away December 23, 2013, at Alva, Oklahoma, at the age of 86 years, 7 months, and 28 days. Bart attended school in Hollister. He joined the United States Army in 1952 and served in Korea during the Korean Conflict. On December 9, 1951 he was united in marriage to Roma D. Meeks at Chattanooga, Oklahoma. They celebrated their 62nd anniversary this month. They made their home in Fort Worth, Texas, and Frederick, Oklahoma, before moving to Alva in 1970. He delivered propane for Far Gas for many years before his retirement. He was a member of the College Hill Church of Christ. Bart
enjoyed his morning coffee with the guys at McDonalds daily. He and Roma also had a lawn mowing business that kept them busy during the summer months. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Chester Scott, and several half brothers and sisters. Bart is survived by his wife, Roma, of Alva; one half-sister, Emma Lou Morgan and husband, Gary, of Oklahoma City; and one niece, Marcia Scott of Enid; several nephews; other relatives and friends. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the College Hill Church of Christ Bible Chair. Remembrances may be shared with the family at www.marshallfuneralhomes.com. WAYNE STEWARD OGALLALA, NEB. – Marion Wayne Steward, age 85 of Ogallala, passed away Dec.22, 2013 at the Ogallala Community Hospital. Wayne was born Aug. 30, 1928 near Alva, Oklahoma to Harry and Maudie (Hiett) Steward. He attended the Ferry school at Alva. On March 21, 1959, Wayne married Jerry Robb at the First United Methodist Church in Ogallala and the couple resided in Ogallala their entire married lives. Wayne is survived by his wife of over 54 years, Jerry Steward of Ogallala; two daughters, one son, seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and two sisters, along with many other relatives and friends. A memorial has been established in his memory. Condolences may be shared at gubserfuneralhome.com. Services will be held on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Ogallala with the Reverend Chuck Rager officiating. Burial will be at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell with the Keith County Veterans Organization providing military honors. Gubser Funeral Home, Ogallala, Neb., is in charge of arrangements.
Earthquakes shake Okla. homes on Christmas tered 19 miles south of Norman. The area also had a Christmas Eve earthquake, a 3.7-magnitude trembler near Edmond around 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Preliminary USGS data show that the quake was centered about 6 miles eastnortheast of Edmond and 14 miles north of Midwest City. All three had a depth of about 3 miles. Earthquakes have become more common in Oklahoma in the past several years. A recent study by the USGS says the seismic activity is here to stay, although it’s not clear why. Only a handful of earthquakes
with magnitudes greater than 3.0 occurred each year in Oklahoma from 1975 to 2008. But since 2009, the USGS says, more than 200 temblors have hit central Oklahoma. Many are based around the Oklahoma City area. Although there have been no deaths and little property damage, the increase in seismic activity has more residents considering earthquake insurance.
December 27, 2013
A quiet hero By Marione Martin A quiet hero left our midst on Monday. Bart Scott (sometimes known as B.L.) slipped on ice downtown and hit his head. He died a few hours later. His funeral is this afternoon. You may not know Bart. As I said, he was quiet. But he spent much of his retirement time helping others. Of course, he was always helping his wife Roma handle chores around the house, no matter how many times she wanted to move that sofa. But he branched out, helping numerous older widows in his neighborhood with various chores. He might be called on to fix a leaking faucet, light a furnace or trim back some bushes. Roma often went along for a friendly visit. Bart even made a few morn-
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ing stops to pick up thrown newspapers and put them inside storm doors for those in the neighborhood who had trouble getting out. Bart was 86. That didn’t really slow him down. He and Roma could be seen in the heat of 100-plus summer days out mowing lawns. Sometimes the mowing was free. Sometimes it was paid. But whatever the financial arrangement, it was as near to perfect as possible. The Scotts mowed the lawn at College Hill Church of Christ. Eva Welch who lives nearby says it wasn’t unusual to see Bart go over the same patch three times until he was satisfied. His helping extended to members of his church and other friends. The Scotts made several multi-state trips driving friends to visit relatives. He spent countless hours helping with projects. The Alva School of Music (also known as Singing School) benefited in many ways from his help. He enjoyed being assigned to watch over the students during evening free time as they played games and talked. During a devotional at College Hill on Wednesday evening, we discussed Bart and how much he will be missed. Someone said they’d never seen him angry. Others spoke of the many ways he helped people. On a personal note, the Scotts agreed to babysit our oldest granddaughter Katherine while her mother went to classes and worked. Katherine was just a few months old. They came to love Kat as a grandchild since they had no children of their own. As the family grew, they showered attention on the other six children. They made trips to Edmond, Ponca City, Owasso, wherever Marisa’s family was living to celebrate birthdays and holidays. The Scotts helped them move, hooking up appliances and getting new residences turned into homes. When our grandchildren came to visit, they also visited their other “grandparents”, the Scotts, often spending nights in their home. They delighted in morning runs to the donut shop, especially if it was in Bart’s antique teal pickup. They will miss him. But they have stored up a lot of happy memories. Although Bart served in the Korean Conflict, he is known more in Alva for his everyday acts of heroism. Hopefully you have one or more quiet heroes in your life. Take time now to appreciate them.
In My Corner By Arden Chaffee I saw a t-shirt on a petite lady that read: “I’m not short, I’m fun size.” Now Fareed Zakaria, in an article from last December, has coined a new term: Right Sized Spending. It doesn’t take a mathematician to total the cost of entitlement programs as Baby Boomers retire in increasing numbers. Paul Krugman, a columnist for the Peterson Foundation is deficit neutral, even to the point of increasing stimulus to continue the economic recovery but like the rest of us sees trouble ahead. Fact: in 1900, 1 in 25 Americans was over the age of 65. In 2030, that ratio will be 1:5. I don’t want to bore you with facts, but I
find it interesting that in 1960, there were five working Americans for every retiree. By 2025, that ratio will shrink to just over two for each. In my travels, I’ve talked to people from all over the U.S. and Canada. They may not all agree politically, but all realize that this trend must be reversed. With scientists ever pushing the life span upward, there is a point of balance. A term used in Earth Science, isostasy, means, “when nothing is hotter or colder than anything else.” That is the Right Sized Spending that Fareed refers to. Affordable health care is the hot topic now, but long-term care looms large. Aging is inevitable and we should all prepare, but, unlike the Friend’s Psychic Network which went out of business: they too should have seen it coming.
The Whiskey Rebellion – Part 1 By Roger Hardaway Prior to the American Revolution, transplanted Europeans who were living in the British part of the New World were constantly protesting the taxes they had to pay. Not wanting our taxes raised has certainly become a tradition among citizens of the United States. And those of us who are descended from early colonists in the New World can lay claim to a long line of ancestors who have only reluctantly paid the duties imposed upon them. Before the Revolution, American colonists protested all kinds of laws designed to make them pay part of the cost of running the British Empire. The most famous anti-tax protest of that era was the Boston Tea Party in 1773 – but it was far from the only demonstration against taxation in colonial America. When the Revolution was over and the Americans had ousted the British from the original thirteen colonies, one of the things the new government had to do was raise enough money
to pay its officials and to enforce its laws. And how do governments raise the funds necessary to operate? Well, they have several ways to do this – and one of those is by imposing taxes on the people. One law passed in 1791 during the administration of President George Washington imposed a tax on whiskey that was manufactured in the United States. This levy led to another tax revolt by the people that became known as the Whiskey Rebellion. The leaders of the protest were farmers in western Pennsylvania. The tax hit them especially hard because some of the corn they grew was eventually converted into whiskey. Washington decided that protesting taxes levied against Americans by the British Parliament was one thing; objecting to tax laws passed by the United States Congress was another. He and his chief financial advisor, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, decided that unlike previous revolts against taxes, the Whiskey Rebellion had to be stopped—and they were going to make sure that it was. We will see what happened in Part 2 of this story next week.
December 27, 2013
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Dear Annie: One of my sisters has a lovely cat, but when we go somewhere with her, the kitty litter odor is overwhelming. It clings to her clothing and follows her everywhere. My sister is highly sensitive to criticism, so we haven’t approached her about this. She probably doesn’t notice the smell because she lives with the odor every day. We think she might be storing the sacks of unused litter in her closet with her coats, etc., and this is why it is so noticeable. She is an avid reader of your column, so we are hoping she will see this and realize the odor can be controlled if she simply keeps the litter stored in her garage. – Concerned Sister Dear Concerned: Most unused kitty litter doesn’t have such a distinctive odor that it would be terribly noticeable, but nonetheless, it should not be stored near clothing, because clothes can absorb the odor of whatever is nearby. It’s also possible your sister keeps the actual litter box in her bedroom or closet, or perhaps she doesn’t clean it as often as she should. We understand that she is sensitive to criticism, but don’t you think she would want to know that other people can smell her? Please bite the bullet and speak up. Tell her you are sure she’d want to know. Dear Annie: I was married for 20 years when my husband left me for another woman. At first, I was
upset, but in the intervening years, I have changed my mind. Please print this for her: Dear Other Woman: I bet you thought you were the winner when my husband left to be with you. You have dealt with his drinking, pot smoking, heart disease, emphysema, baldness, toothless smile, erectile dysfunction and bad moods. You had to support him because he was chronically unemployed, and now you are his nursemaid 24/7. Because of you, I have had the freedom to love, live and travel. I also drive a new car and paid off a home he didn’t want. I have enjoyed children and grandchildren. I thank you. You may have saved my life. Women, if you think that man you want who belongs to someone else is a real prize, you haven’t seen the whole picture. – Grateful Granny Dear Granny: We appreciate your voice of experience. More importantly, you have underscored that having a man in your life does not determine your level of happiness. Too many women believe otherwise. Dear Annie: I am responding to “Not Unsympathetic,” whose granddaughter’s birthday parties are “ruined” by a 6-year-old autistic stepgrandson. I am the mother of a child on the autism spectrum. While his autism is very mild and would not ruin family gatherings, I am sensitive to
his issues. Many times, autistic children have a meltdown because the stimulation is too much for them. The sounds, smells and noise produce a fight-or-flight response. That is not the same thing as a tantrum, in which children become unruly because they aren’t getting their way. The stepgrandson isn’t going to the party with the intent of ruining it. Try to imagine a situation in which the noise is too much, the colors too bright, the smells overwhelming, and there are some alien rules of behavior that you don’t understand. Try to hold it together under those circumstances at the age of 6. When we’re out with our son, we do our best to anticipate what might cause a meltdown and try to avoid it. But sometimes we don’t know what’s going to trigger it. Your advice to have a separate family party sounds like a good start. – Not Unsympathetic to the Child Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast. net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators. com.
By Tom and Ray Magliozzi Dear Tom and Ray: The clock in my Jeep Liberty requires resetting every two weeks. Apparently, the clock is moving backward in time. After two weeks, the clock will be three minutes slow. What causes this? Is this an indication of a larger problem? – Atom TOM: Yes, it’s an indication of a larger problem. The problem is that Chrysler wasn’t aiming for bulletproof quality when they made this vehicle. RAY: And apparently, they opted for a nine-cent clock. That’s why it runs slow: The clock is cheap junk, Atom. TOM: The problem now is that it’ll cost you a lot more than the clock is worth to remove and replace it. You don’t say what year Liberty it is, but the clock probably is part of the radio display. So you’d have to replace the entire audio system just to fix the clock. And unless you’re still under warranty, that’s hardly worth the cost and trouble. RAY: Besides, if the problem is in the manufacturing or design of an inferior part, you’ll only be replacing it with another one that’ll run slow, too. Maybe slower! TOM: So you’re a candidate
for a solution we haven’t recommended in many years now: Go buy one of those three-for-a-dollar, stick-on digital clocks, and slap it right over where your clock is. RAY: It might not be any better in quality (it may even be the same clock!), but at least if it runs slow, you’ll have the satisfaction of ripping it off the dashboard, tossing it out the window at high speed and replacing it with a new one for 33 cents. TOM: Actually, we don’t want to condone littering. So after you rip it off the dashboard, take it home with you and run over it a few times in your driveway ... then sweep up the remains, and dispose of them properly, Atom. *** Wait! Don’t buy another car without the mechanic’s checklist that’s included in Tom and Ray’s pamphlet “How to Buy a Great Used Car: Secrets Only Your Mechanic Knows.” It will help you get a good used car and avoid the clunkers. Send $4.75 (check or money order) to Used Car, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. *** Get more Click and Clack in their new book, “Ask Click and Clack: Answers from Car Talk.” Got a question about cars? Write to Click and Clack in care of this newspaper, or email them by visiting the Car Talk website at www.cartalk.com.
You say tomato, he says tomahto Dear Margo: How can two people be in the same relationship and have such different perceptions of it? My husband loves our marriage, believes that we are on a wonderful journey together and doesn’t want a divorce. I, on the other hand, think the marriage stinks. Don’t get me wrong, things are quite pleasant, but pleasant isn’t good enough for me. I can get pleasant at the supermarket. I’m highly sexual; he is not. I long for an experience where my mate and I can dig deeper into ourselves, emotionally, and he wants to avoid the deeper emotional experiences at all costs. My perception is that he wants the relationship to be at the same physical and emotional level as it was when we met 16 years ago. I abhor that type of stagnant view and embrace the concepts of change and growth. When I try to get him to open up, his blood pressure goes up. Is it possible for one spouse to simply reach his or her physical and emotional capacity for love? – Ready To Break Free Dear Read: Alas, it is more common than you think to have two people in a relationship (especially a man and a woman) who view it entirely differently. It’s the Venus and Mars thing, in broad terms. Although many women would give an arm and a leg for a “pleasant” marriage, that apparently is not doing it for you. I am not so certain that what you think is the issue is actually the issue, but the fact remains that your marriage is unsatisfactory. It sounds as though you are
either sick of him or, as they say, have “outgrown him.” The decision about how to proceed is yours. – Margo, contemplatively Dear Margo: I am 20 years old and work in politics. I have a great job that I absolutely love. The problem is one of my co-workers whom I sit two feet away from. We got along great for the first two months, until a huge project came to the office. She did not want to do it, and so I did it myself. The project was a resounding success and saved our constituents a lot of trouble and money. This co-worker then became quite hostile. She is 46 and has two kids my age. She makes twice what I do, works half as much and complains that she is overworked. This woman plays computer games on office time, shreds documents in order not to properly take care of an issue, and asks me to help her with her work. She called me a “floozy” in front of our officemates and gave me a lecture about getting tagged as “loose” because men find me attractive. Please, please give me guidance. I have tried being nice, which just further enrages her. I have tried all-out war, but that’s not my style. I want to make a difference for the state and just do my job. I tried talking to my boss, and he said he’s sure she doesn’t mean
any harm and that she thinks of me as one of her children. I haven’t told him how she uses her time. I’d feel funny ratting someone out. I am fortunate to have this opportunity. I don’t want to give it up because of this woman. – Love My Job, Can’t Stand Her Dear Love: This woman is envious, either professionally or personally, and you need to go back to your boss. This time, to add credence to what you told him before (you know, about being called a floozy and loose), inform him of how she is shirking her job (you know, playing computer games and shredding documents). I would guess no elected official can afford to have an employee who destroys constituent requests rather than deal with them. Don’t feel like a rat; feel like a conscientious employee. – Margo, responsibly Dear Margo is written by Margo Howard, Ann Landers’ daughter. All letters must be sent via the online form at www.creators.com/ dearmargo. Due to a high volume of e-mail, not all letters will be answered.
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December 27, 2013
Unreturned library books Woods County drive with care – deer are everywhere! can mean jail time
What’s the most dangerous animal in America? It might actually be a deer. There are about 1 million car accidents with deer each year that kill 200 Americans, cause more than 10,000 personal injuries, and result in $1 billion in vehicle damage as reported in. USA Today The average collision with a deer produces more than $3000 damage. December is the third most likely month for a crash involving a deer and a vehicle- behind November and October respectively. Those months are mating season and deer are otherwise preoccupied. Tips to Reduce Wrecks Here are tips from the Insurance Information Institute on how to reduce the odds of a deer-vehicle confrontation • Keep in mind that deer gener-
ally travel in herds- if you see one, there are probably others nearby. • Be aware of posted deer crossing signs. These are placed in active crossing areas. • Deer are most active between 6:00 and 9:00pm. • Use high beam headlamps as much as possible at night to light the areas from which deer will enter roadways. • Don’t rely on car-mounted deer whistles for safety. If a deer collision seems inevitable, avoid swerving out of the way. Fight the urge to swerve as you brake if you don’t have time to check traffic first, said Julie Startup, a Washington State trooper. Most human injuries from animal collisions occur not when animals are hit but by the crash that follows.
The size of the animal matters. If it’s shorter than your car’s hood and you don’t have time to check other lanes, go through it, Startup said. If the animal is taller than the hood, avoid it if you can, knowing it still might be better to hit the animal. “These crashes happen so fast, often times drivers don’t have the option of making a decision about what to do,” said Russ Rader, spokesman for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, “but the best thing, unfortunately, in most cases is to hit the animal and try to avoid swerving or doing something that could cause you to lose control and hit somebody else or an object or go off the road and roll over.” Most fatalities could be prevented by using seatbelts in cars and helmets on motorcycles, Rader said.
Court orders hearing for Oklahoma death row inmate By Tim Talley OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that an Oklahoma death row inmate deserves a hearing to examine his allegations of jury tampering at his second trial. Bigler J. “Bud” Stouffer II was convicted twice of first-degree murder and shooting with the intent to kill in a 1985 attack against his girlfriend’s estranged husband, Doug Ivens, and Ivens’ girlfriend, Putnam City teacher Linda Reaves. Ivens was wounded but survived, but Reaves was killed. Each time he was convicted, Stouffer received the same sentence: the death penalty for Reaves’ slaying and life in prison for the attack on Ivens. An appellate court ruled in 1999 that Stouffer had received inadequate legal representation at his first trial and granted him a new one. He was convicted and received the same sentences again in 2003. In an appeal, Stouffer alleges
that during his second trial, he provided evidence to the court of improper external communication involving a juror and her husband, and that the court improperly refused to allow an evidentiary hearing to determine whether it had affected the trial’s outcome in any way. A 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel agreed, and on Thursday ordered a new hearing to examine the allegations. “We conclude that the trial court erred by not conducting an evidentiary hearing, and we remand to the federal district court with instructions to hold the necessary hearing,” the court said in its ruling. The court said that toward the end of the penalty stage of Stouffer’s second trial, his attorney noticed the juror’s husband in the courtroom, “laughing, joking, handshaking and embracing” with a former roommate of Ivens who was sitting with Ivens’ family. A sheriff’s deputy responsible for escorting Stouffer during the trial later testified that he saw repeated non-verbal communication between the juror and her husband. The deputy saw the husband repeatedly nod and wink at the juror
during closing arguments and testimony during the penalty stage, the appeals court wrote. At one point during the prosecution’s closing argument, the juror looked to her husband with “a questioned look in her face,” according to Thursday’s ruling. Her husband responded by nodding and rolling his eyes, according to the decision. But the trial court concluded that the deputy’s testimony and Stouffer’s trial lawyer’s observations were not credible evidence of improper juror communication. Instead, they constituted only “speculation” of improper communication, the appeals court wrote. The court wrote that a hearing is required “to uncover the facts and circumstances of the contact,” including the extent of the juror’s communication with her husband about the case, whether other jurors were aware of the communication and whether they influenced her decision or other jurors’ decisions about Stouffer’s sentence. A spokesperson for Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who represents the state in Stouffer’s appeal, did not immediately respond to a phone message seeking comment.
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By Will Weissert AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Call it throwing the book at the bookworms. A Texas man who was arrested for failing to return an overdue library book ignited an online flurry of snarky comments and headlines about the Lone Star State extending its tough-on-crime bravado to books. But such cases aren’t unheard of, and many communities faced with shrinking budgets and rising costs have ordinances calling for fines or even arrest warrants when library property isn’t returned. In Texas alone, the issue has cost libraries an estimated $18 million. Jory Enck learned that the hard way. He was arrested for not returning a GED study guide that he checked out three years ago in the Central Texas community of Copperas Cove. Enck declined comment to The Associated Press, but he told the Killeen Daily Herald that he wouldn’t set foot in a library again: “I think I will probably just purchase a book from Amazon.” A Texas state law took effect in September that defines the failure to return library books as theft. The law, which doesn’t trump stricter community ordinances, mandates up to a $100 fine per offense. Other states also call for fines or even arrest warrants in such cases, including Iowa — where an overdue-book offender was jailed for a week — Vermont and Maine. In Copperas Cove, about 70 miles northwest of Austin, a 2002 ordinance mandates a $200 fine for each library item that goes unreturned 20 days after a written notice is sent demanding its return. If the fine isn’t paid, the municipal court issues a warrant, city spokesman Kevin Keller said. Keller said he didn’t know how many people had been jailed on library-related offenses. “I was a police officer for 12 years, and while it wasn’t a regular daily thing, we had maybe a couple of these a year,” he said, adding that he didn’t know why Enck’s arrest in October got so much attention. In that case, police were called to the 22-year-old’s apartment on an unrelated disturbance charge, but officers arrested him after finding a past warrant for the study guide. Enck was released on a $200 bond, requested time-served — and returned the book. He said he couldn’t do it earlier because he checked it out before beginning a three-year prison term for robbery. Being jailed for absconding with library materials “is an uncommon occurrence, but can happen once in a while,” said Mark Gould of the
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Chicago-based American Library Association. But he said there was no accurate count on how many states and communities issue arrest warrants. It’s an issue that has cost libraries a lot of money. Nearly 150 libraries in Texas participated in a survey earlier this year that found 966,000 items were checked out long enough to be considered lost, with the total cost exceeding $18.2 million, said Gloria Meraz, a spokeswoman for the Texas Library Association. Among the most notable library-related arrests came in 2011, when a man from Newton, Iowa, served more than a week in jail for failing to return 11 library books and six CDs worth $770. Iowa law classifies failure to return library materials as theft, and the town has a 1993 ordinance, said Sue Padilla, director of the Newton library. Padilla said she saw a spike in returned overdue materials after the arrest. “We did notice that some things that had been out for quite a while did suddenly come back,” she said. The library hasn’t been back to court since that case, she said. She said going to court was a last resort, but that “we try to be good stewards of those things that were purchased with taxpayer funds.” Other notable cases include police visiting the home of a 5-yearold in Charlton, Mass., last year to collect overdue books. Also last year, police in Freeport, Pa., called the home of a 4-year-old whose family had racked up more than $80 in overdue fines for four books. Back in Texas, two women in Baytown were arrested following traffic stops in 2006 and 2010, after police discovered they had outstanding warrants for unreturned library books. Indiana-based Unique Management Services is a collection agency that works with more than 1,600 libraries nationwide to recover overdue materials and administer fines and fees. During sluggish economic times, libraries became more anxious than ever to recover unreturned books, said Kenes Bowling, the agency’s customer development manager. “They feel the budgetary pressure, no doubt,” Bowling said. “But what we’ve seen over the years is that, no matter what the library does, there’s still a percentage of folks who need third party encouragement.” That includes a woman whose excuse for unreturned books ranks as Bowling’s favorite: He said she claimed the leg on her dining room table had broken “and the stack of books under it were just right.”
also staying at the motel and asked to take part. As a child in the 1970s, Doughty’s mother took him to the Desert Hills Motel to stay after what he now believes was a fight between his parents. The motel, he said, became an emotional “trigger” for him as got older and he wanted to see how others reacted to their own triggers. The responses were at times emotional. “Sometimes you think someone is a little more rough and they end up being real timid,” he said. “I guess some of the emotional
responses I got and putting them in the situation, I expected it, but not the magnitude of it.” Route 66: Room #116 was selected by a committee from an open call for artists’ work, said Benita Brewer, spokeswoman for Living Arts. “We’re thrilled that Western Doughty is coming here,” she said. “We feel his art reflects the open spirit and contemporary art that Living Arts wants to present.” *** Follow Kristi Eaton on Twitter at http://twitter.com/kristieaton.
December 27, 2013
Oklahoma Supreme Court Rule change affects Okla. flexes its muscles in 2013 tribal language courses By Tim Talley OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Flexing its muscles, the Oklahoma Supreme Court in 2013 overturned tax cuts and rejected legislative efforts to change a portion of the state’s legal system. Other courts influenced the state, too, with decisions on the new federal health care law and the convictions of two former legislators. In June, a civil justice reform measure hailed in 2009 as the most comprehensive bill to impact Oklahoma’s legal system was declared unconstitutional by the nine-member state Supreme Court. Gov. Mary Fallin recalled legislators to the Capitol to re-pass the bills in smaller portions. Supporters said the guidelines would help block frivolous lawsuits and reduce malpractice and liability insurance costs for doctors and businesses. In a 7-2 decision, justices said the law violated a constitutional provision prohibiting bills from covering more than one topic. House Speaker T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, said the ruling was based in politics and said legislators needed to undo damage caused by “activist” judges. Shannon called for a study on term limits for judges, but Chief Justice Tom Colbert downplayed any perceived friction between the court and lawmakers. The Supreme Court handed the Legislature another setback in December when it nullified legislation to slash the state’s personal income tax rate and provide $120 million for repairs to the Capitol. Like its June decision, the high court said the measure was unconstitutional
because the bill contained more than one subject. The high court wasn’t always a spoiler. Justices during the year turned back challenges to a new workers’ compensation law and the expanded use of a state bond program. The latter ruling cleared the way for a bond issue that includes $38.5 million for a new medical examiner’s office at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. The state’s highest court also played a role in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss an appeal filed by Attorney General Scott Pruitt involving anti-abortion legislation invalidated by the state’s courts. It certified to the nation’s highest court that Oklahoma’s law not only limited drug-induced abortions, but also effectively banned them altogether. Federal courts blocked a portion of the new U.S. health care law that would require Hobby Lobby and religious institutions to offer access to certain types of contraceptives, including morning-after pills. The federal government appealed the Hobby Lobby case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The craftstore chain and religious groups say emergency contraception is akin to abortion, in violation of their religious principles. Two former Oklahoma lawmakers were convicted of felony bribery in Oklahoma County District Court during the year. Former Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore, was found guilty by a 12-member jury in October of offering a bribe for withdrawal of candidacy. He was sentenced a year in
prison and pay a $5,000 fine but was allowed to remain free while during his appeals. Prosecutors accused Terrill of arranging to put former Sen. Debbe Leftwich, D-Oklahoma City, in an $80,000-a-year job at the Medical Examiner’s Office if she would not seek re-election in 2010 so a Republican colleague of Terrill’s could seek her open seat. In December, Leftwich received a one-year suspended sentence. She also has filed an appeal. In Tulsa County, two men charged with first-degree murder and hate crimes in the shooting deaths of three people in Tulsa last year pleaded guilty and were sentenced to life in prison without parole as part of a deal in which prosecutors agreed to spare the death penalty. Alvin Watts and Jake England were charged in the 2012 shootings of William Allen, Bobby Clark and Dannaer Fields, who were killed as they walked near their Tulsa homes. In Pottawatomie County, a former Oklahoma schoolteacher pleaded guilty to child pornography and exploitation charges and agreed to a 45-year prison sentence. Former third-grade teacher Kimberly Crain was accused of taking sexually explicit photos of young female students in her classroom and sharing them with a retired college professor in Pennsylvania. And in Oklahoma County, a jury convicted a Del City police captain of first-degree manslaughter in the death of an unarmed teenager who was running away after a scuffle. The officer’s sentencing is set Jan. 8.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A rule change that allows the Oklahoma State Department of Education to grant annual certification to American Indian language instructors aims to address the shrinking number of people who are fluent speakers in their native languages. Two Sauk language instructors from the Sac and Fox Nation are certified through the new process, and one instructor has applied from the Creek Nation, said Desa Dawson, director of world language for the Education Department. She said several other instructors were previously approved from tribes including the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Kiowa and Osage. The Oklahoman reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/19r5dsL ) that the
change also allows students to receive graduation credit for taking the courses. Before the rule change, students could take elective courses in tribal languages, but they weren’t able to receive language credit for graduation, Dawson said. Oklahoma has 39 federally recognized American Indian tribes, and all the American Indian languages spoken in Oklahoma are considered endangered, Dawson said. The new rule was adopted this year under legislative rule change procedures. It allows competent instructors to teach under the supervision of a regularly certified teacher. *** Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com
Argentina: 70 injured in carnivorous fish attack BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An attack by a school of carnivorous fish has injured 70 people bathing in an Argentine river, including seven children who lost parts of their fingers or toes. Director of lifeguards Federico Cornier said Thursday that thousands of bathers were cooling off from 100-degree temperatures in the Parana River in Rosario on Wednesday when bathers suddenly began complaining of bite marks on their hands and feet. He blamed the attack on palometas, “a type of piranha, big, voracious and with
sharp teeth that can really bite.” Paramedic Alberto Manino said some children he treated lost entire digits. He told the Todo Noticias channel that city beaches were closed, but it was so hot that within a half-hour, many people went back to the water,
December 27, 2013
Universal and specific By Max Ridgway, Grace and Faith Fellowship There are two sides to every story and two points of view in any relationship. So it is with our relationship with God; there are two ways of looking at it, God’s point of view and our point of view. These two points of view can be defined by two little words: grace and faith. The word grace defines God’s dealings with us and the word faith describes the way we relate to God. God’s grace is universal, offered freely to everyone everywhere without distinction. We are told in the Bible that God is no respecter of persons. This means that he treats everyone exactly the same. He doesn’t have any favorites and he doesn’t pick and choose one person above another. His grace is universal. God’s grace is universal because
sin is universal. In the Bible we read things like this: “there is none righteous, no not one.” This is a universal statement meaning that no one is good enough, no one measures up to God’s standards, no one meets God’s requirements. Furthermore, we read that “the wages of sin is death”, meaning that, not only do we not meet God’s requirements, but we deserve death from God as a result. However, in the face of universal failure, God offers universal grace. We read that “Jesus, by the grace of God, tasted death for every man.” The expression “every man” is a universal expression about God’s grace, meaning that Jesus has already been punished with the death we deserved as the wages due to sin. The famous verse, John 3:16 begins with a universal statement about God’s grace: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son…”. The expression “the world” is a universal expression, meaning that God loves
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every person in the world, without exceptions or distinctions, and that he sent Jesus on behalf of every person, without exceptions or distinctions. The last half of John 3:16 talks about faith and suddenly the language changes from universal to specific: “…that whosoever believeth on him might not perish but have everlasting life.” Though God’s grace is universal, offered to everyone, and the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross was universal, taking away the sins of all humanity, the human response to God’s grace, called faith, is individual and specific. Each individual must decide for himself whether or not to accept or ignore God’s grace. The good news is that God is not looking for anything more than simple faith from humanity. He knows already that we have all fallen short of his requirements and expectations. That’s why he sent Jesus to fulfill all of his requirements, asking us to simply place our faith in this perfect savior.
Area Church Directory
College & Center, Alva 327-2524
Alva Wesleyan Church Third & Church, Alva 327-2636
Barnes Street Church of Christ 1024 Barnes Street, Alva
Bible Baptist Church 402 Choctaw, Alva 327-1582 www.BBCalva.com
Capron United Methodist Church 580-829-4416
Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church
Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church
First Baptist Church
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Fifth & Maple, Alva 327-0894
210 S. Main, Waynoka
Twelfth & Church, Alva 327-0339
College & Church, Alva 327-2623 email@example.com
St. Cornelius Catholic Church 404 S. Massachusetts, Cherokee
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Seventh Day Adventist Tenth & Church, Alva 327-4752
College & Maple, Alva 327-0194
Town & Country Christian Church
First Presbyterian Church
Ninth & Church, Alva 327-0811
Seventh & Church 327-3895
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
First United Methodist Church
Ninth & Center, Alva 327-2846
Freedom United Methodist Church
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
1407 Thunderbird Rd., Alva 327-2993
Church of the Nazarene College & Locust, Alva 327-2566 www.alvanaz.org
College Hill Church of Christ 1102 College Blvd., Alva 327-0130 www.alvaok.net/collegehill
Community of Christ First & Church, Alva 327-0719
Dacoma Church of God 505 Broadway, Dacoma
Alva Church of God Sunday, December 29: Sunday begins at 9:30 a.m. Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Robert Brown will bring a sermon. Our evening study at 6 p.m. will be “Wisdom to Live By – Proverbs.” Please visit our website at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends Church Sunday, December 29: We would love for you and your family to join us here on the corner of College Avenue and Center Street as together we worship and serve the Lord. Sunday school for all ages will begin at 9:30 a.m. The worship hour begins at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Mark will share with the Little Friends and preach the message, “Love Finds a Way,” from Luke 2:1-15. Sherry Williams will lead the worship and the singing. Alva Wesleyan Church Sunday, December 29: Sunday worship is at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Evening Bible study is held
First Assembly of God
7 mi W on Hwy 64, 10 mi N, 2 mi W 430-9026
Church of God
College & Church, Alva 327-2571
Third & Maple, Alva 327-0510 firstname.lastname@example.org
800 Eagle Pass, Freedom 580-621-3580
Park & Church, Alva 327-4210 (327-0817) www.freewebs.com/graceandfaith
1020 College, Alva - 580-371-5957 email@example.com
Grace & Faith Fellowship
Baptist Student Union
Green Valley Free Methodist Church South of Alva on Hwy 45 580-871-2456
Hopeton Wesleyan Church
Chi Alpha Student Fellowship
(Upstairs at First Assembly of God) 904 Fifth, Alva - 327-0894
Church of Christ Bible Chair 1108 College, Alva - 327-4511
8 miles S of Alva on Hwy 281 580-435-2400 firstname.lastname@example.org
College & Barnes, Alva - 327-5433 email@example.com
1.6 miles E on Hwy 64, Alva
1027 Eighth, Alva - 327-2046 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness
Marshall Funeral Home www.marshallfuneralhomes.com
PO Box 804 230 Flynn • Alva, OK 327-2311
PO Box 178 1872 Cecil • Waynoka, OK 824-2311
at 6 p.m. Alva Wesleyan Church is on the corner of Third and Church streets, Alva, 580-327-2636. If you have any questions, call 580-327-2636. Avard Christian Church Sunday, December 29: Sunday school is at 10 a.m, Worship begins at 11 a.m. Avard Christian Church is 7 miles west of Alva on Highway 64 and 7 miles south on County Road 370, or 6 miles south on Highway 281 and 7 miles west on Garvin Rd. Avard Christian Church, Rt. 2 Box 92, Alva, OK 73717. Pastor Neal Gordon, 580-431- 2646; cell 580-430-8464. Barnes Street Church of Christ Sunday, December 29: Sunday worship services will be at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. (7 p.m. during daylight savings time). Visitors are most welcome to attend the worship services. For more information, contact Landis Trekell (327-0865), Andrew Rhodes (327-3368), Brian Gaddy (327-5130) or Gray Fields (3276676). Bible Baptist Church All services will be held at Fourth and Choctow in the fellowship hall of our church building Saturday, December 28: Women’s Bible study continues today at 9:30 a.m. in the back of the fellowship hall. Sunday, December 29: Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. There are graded classes for children, a teen class, a college and career class and an adult class. Morning worship service will start at 11 a.m. Evening service will begin at 6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Teen Impact will also meet at this time and is open to all teens from sixth to 12th grade. Wise Guys, our youth program for pre-school to fifth-grade children, will also meet at 6 p.m. Capron United Methodist Church Sunday, December 29: If you don’t have a church home, we would love for you to worship with us. Services start at 9:15 a.m. with singing and preaching of the Word. At 10:30, adult Sunday school will begin. We are studying the book by James W. Moore, “Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam.” For more information about our church, activities or if you have a need, please call 580-216-4787. Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church Sunday, December 29: Pastor Harold Henson and the entire Cedar Grove family desire to get to know you and your family when you join our loving and caring congregation of all ages, as we discover the truths of Jesus Christ are love, grace, forgiveness, joy and fellowship through Sunday school at 10 a.m. and at 11 a.m. the morning worship. Church of the Nazarene Sunday, December 29: Experience AlvaNaz! Are you looking for a church to call home? We want to welcome you to our services and experience God’s love with our church family! Be our guest @ AlvaNaz! Come and join our family. Need a ride? Please call 327-2566 or 7320424 to reserve your ride today! We can pick you up for breakfast, Bible study and morning worship. God wants you to spend eternity with him. We have a great time at AlvaNaz! Please join us for food and fellowship, starting with breakfast
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@ 9 a.m., Bible study @ 9:30 a.m. and worship/children’s church @ 10:45 a.m. AlvaNaz – A Church For All People – 728 College – 580-3272566 – www.AlvaNaz.org Email addresses: church – worshipgod@ alvanaz.org; interim pastor – TerrellEarnest@tearnest@ aol.com; children’s pastor – LydiaCampbell@lydiac@alvanaz. org or email@example.com. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook. com/www.alvanaz.org. College Hill Church of Christ Sunday, December 29: Sunday Bible class for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Following the weekly fellowship lunch, the afternoon service will begin at 12:45 p.m. Don’t miss a Sunday with our great Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Tuesday, December 31: The usual Wednesday night meeting will be held on Tuesday this week and changed to 8 p.m. Following will be a time for games and snacks to bring in the new year. From our family to yours, we sincerely invite you to worship God with us this coming Sunday. Be encouraged and lifted up as we sing songs of praise, lift up our prayers to God, observe the Lord’s Supper, and hear a portion of His eternal word. You will be sure to enjoy our “no visitor left behind” policy which means that, as a visitor, you will be greeted and we would love the opportunity to get to know you more. Dacoma United Methodist Church Sunday, December 29: We will gather at 8:30 a.m. for fellowship coffee and donuts. Worship with Pastor John Bizzell will begin at 9 a.m. Dacoma United Methodist Church is located at 900 Main St., Dacoma, Okla. Eagle Pass Baptist Church Sunday, December 29: At 9:40 a.m., join us for a friendly visit and have some coffee. 10 a.m. – Bible Explorers: getting you into the Bible and the Bible into you. Groups: Young Explorers ages 5-11, Young Teen Explorers ages 12-16 and Adult Explorers ages 17 and older. 11 a.m. – Praise and worship. 3 p.m. – Discipleship. When you walk in, you will be our guest, but you will walk out family! Meeting at the Senior Citizens Building, 941 Eagle Pass, Freedom. Contact Pastor Dale at 580-430-9079. Jeans and children
(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Friday, December 20 and December 27, 2013.) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WOODS COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA In the Matter of the Estate of Paul E. Buckland, Deceased. Case No. PB-2013-8 NOTICE OF FINAL HEARING ON PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF HEIRS, LEGATEES AND DEVISEES, FOR DISTRIBUTION AND DISCHARGE OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF 58 O.S. §239A2 Notice is hereby given that Joe Buckland, the Personal Representative of the Estate of Paul E. Buckland, deceased, having filed in this Court his Petition of the administration of said Estate and Petition for Order allowing same, determination of heirs, legatees and devisees, distribution, and for final discharge of said Personal Representative, the hearing of the same has been fixed by the Judge of said Court for Wednesday, the 15th day of January, 2014, at 1:30 o’clock P.M. at the Courtroom of said District Court in the Courthouse at Alva, in the County and
are welcome! First Assembly of God Sunday, December 29: Morning worship will be at 10:45 a.m. Evening worship will begin at 6 p.m. For more information please contact us at 580-327-0894. First Baptist Church Sunday, December 29: Prayer time starts at 9 a.m. Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m. and at 10:35 a.m. the worship service will begin. First Christian Church Sunday, December 29: Morning worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 30: The quilting group will meet at 6:30 p.m. We invite you to come join us at First Christian Church. First Presbyterian Church Sunday, December 29: Sunday school will be at 9:50 a.m. Worship is at 11 a.m. First United Methodist Church Sunday, December 29: Sunday school for infants through adults will begin at 9:40 a.m. The worship service will be at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Terry Martindale’s sermon will be “Sacred Doing.” Liturgist is John Vickers. Children’s Time will be presented by Kandee Almgren. Ushers are Della Dunnigan, John Plummer, Rob Melton, Randy and Paula McMurphy. Wednesday, January 1: Church office closed for New Year’s Day. Wednesday, January 8: Wednesday Night Live semester begins. Hopeton Church Hopeton: a non-typical church! You don’t have to dress in a suit to be accepted; you can wear your jeans, get a cup of coffee, and enjoy contemporary music, great videos, and a relevant message. Hopeton Church meets at 10 a.m. at the main campus in Hopeton, just a few short miles south of Alva on 281. Coffee bar begins at 9:30 a.m. in the new children’s wing. A second service is held at the northern campus, The eXtreme, at the corner of College and Barnes Street in Downtown Alva, beginning at 1 p.m. The coffee bar opens at 12:30 p.m. We have something for every age: nursery, children, teens, adults, women’s support groups, and adult small H.O.M.E. groups for fellowship. 19390 County Road 440, PO Box 7, Hopeton, OK 73746. Phone: 580-435-2400, fax: 580-435-2401, email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
From Page 2 Web site: www.hopetonchurch.org. eXtreme Youth Center All middle and high school students are invited to come to this fun place to hang out after school. Winter hours are Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. To 5:30 p.m. The eXtreme is under the direction of Hopeton Church youth pastors Jeremy and Melissa Little. For more information, call 327-5433. Town and Country Christian Church Sunday, December 29: Sunday school for all ages will start at 9:30 a.m. The Adult Sunday school lesson is “Jesus Is Presented in the Temple,” from Luke 2:21, 22, 25-38. The greeters will be Arlo and Verlene Darr. At 10:30 a.m. worship service will start. Cherie Lau will play the piano. Song leader will be Kim Foster. Serving communion will be Paul Cole and Justin Lau. Children’s Church will be held. Pastor Paul Cole will bring the message, entitled “Seeing the Need” based on Nehemiah 1:1-11.. Town and Country Christian Church wishes you a very Happy New Year with many blessings! Zion Lutheran Church Rev. Aaron Wagner is the pastor of Zion Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) at Third and Maple. Sunday School and Adult Bible Class meet at 9:15 a.m. Fellowship begins at 10 a.m. and Divine Worship starts at 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion twice monthly. Youth Group meets monthly. Ladies circles include Ruth Circle at noon the first Monday, Mary Martha Guild is 2 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League meets the first Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Hand bells practice at 5 p.m. on Mondays Seasoned Saints meet at 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday. On Wednesdays, Confirmation Class (for grades 7 and 8) begins at 5 p.m. Weekday School (grades 3-6) meets at 3:30 p.m. Zion holds Wednesday Services during Advent and Lent at 7 p.m. There is a Fellowship Meal at 6 p.m. The Lutheran Early Care and Education Center (327-1318) offers care for children as young as six weeks old, as well as an after school program. For more information concerning Zion Lutheran Church call 327-0510 or e-mail zlcalva@ cneconnect.com.
OF EARL C. BRUNKEST & MARGIE BRUNKEST, DECEASED PERSONS. No. PB-2013-34 COMBINED NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS; NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION FOR SUMMARY ADMINISTRATION, HEARING ON THE FINAL ACCOUNT, AND THE PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF HEIRS, DISTRIBUTION OF ESTATE AND DISCHARGE NOTICE IS HEREBY given in the Estate of Earl C. Brunkest and Margie Brunkest, Deceased persons, that Sonya Raley of Port Townsend, Washington, filed a Petition for Joint Summary Administration in the District Court of Woods County, State of Oklahoma, praying that Letters of Special Administration issue to herself. Said Petition prays that the heirs at law be determined; that the Final Account be approved, the property of the Decedents subject to the jurisdiction of this Court be distributed, and that the Personal LEGAL NOTICE Representative be discharged. (Published by the Alva Review TO ALL CREDITORS OF Courier on Friday, December 27, 2013 THE ABOVE NAMED DECEDENT: and January 3, 2014.) All creditors having claims against the IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF Decedents are required to present such to WOODS COUNTY STATE OF Rachael Dewberry, Esq. at the address OKLAHOMA shown below, on or before February 1, IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE 2014, or the same will be forever barred. State aforesaid, and all persons interested in said Estate are notified then and there to appear and show cause, if any they have, why the said Petition should not be settled and allowed, the heirs of Paul E. Buckland, deceased, determined, and said Estate distributed and the Personal Representative discharged. Dated this 18th day of December, 2013. s/Mickey J. Hadwiger JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT Edward E. Sutter, OBA #8778 Co-Counsel for Personal Representative 401 College Avenue P.O. Box 213 Alva, OK 73717 (580) 327-1511 James R. Rodgers, Esq. Co-Counsel for Personal Representative 105 N. Main P.O. Box 514 Blackwell, OK 74631 (580) 363-3684
cist Robert Veatch of Georgetown University said until now, nextof-kin have decided on donating a loved one’s face or hands, because previously registered organ donors probably had no idea that was an option. That’s even though some state laws preclude family from overriding a relative’s pre-death decision to donate organs or tissues. “Some people who would be willing to consent to a kidney might get a little squeamish about a face,” he said. The government projected fewer than two dozen people might be placed on a waiting list for hand
and face transplants each year. But Susan Stewart of Association of Organ Procurement Organizations said ultimately, it will increase these transplants because finding a match will be easier. Hand recipient Ess — the patient voice on the UNOS committee — also wants to ensure potential recipients are fully informed of the rigors and risks. “It’s not just, ‘Attach some arms and let me go my merry way,’” said Ess, who still requires physical therapy and will always have to watch for signs of rejection. “It takes a lot of patience, it takes a lot of diligence and resilience.”
Earl C. Brunkest departed this life on November 8, 1968 in Alva, Oklahoma, which was also his domicile. Margie Brunkest departed this life on April 1, 1987 in Alva, Oklahoma, which was also her domicile. The total value of the Estate of the Decedent as set forth in the Petition is in excess of $10,000.00. Pursuant to an Order of said Court, notice is hereby given that the 25th day of March, 2014, at the hour of 1:30 P.M. in the Courtroom of the undersigned Judge, in the Woods County Courthouse in Alva, Oklahoma has been appointed as the time for hearing. All persons interested may appear. All objections to the Petition must be made in writing not less than 10 days before the hearing date, with such objection to be filed herein, with a copy being sent to the attorney for the Petitioner, and if an objection is not made within the allowed time, all persons will be deemed to have waived any objection(s). If an objection is filed at least 10 days before the hearing date, on the hearing date the Court will determine whether summary proceedings are appropriate, and, if so, whether the Estate will be distributed and to whom. The Special Administrator shall file the Final Account and Petition for Distribution on or before the 1st day of March, 2014. The Honorable Mickey J. Hadwiger JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT Attorney for Petitioner: Rachael Dewberry, OBA 19478 201 Robert S. Kerr, Suite 1001 OKC, OK 73102 PH: 405/262-4040
creditor with respect to such claim, to the named Personal Representative at the office of Rick Cunningham. Attorney at Law, 409 College, P.O. Box 433, Alva, Oklahoma, 73717, Attorney for said Personal Representative, on or before the following presentment date: January 18, 2014, or the same will be forever barred. Dated this 17th day of December, 2013. s/Donna Louise Williams Personal Representative Rick Cunningham, OBA #12629 Attorney at Law 409 College Ave., P.O. Box 433 Alva, Oklahoma 73717 (580) 327-0080 Attorney for Personal Representative
(Published by the Alva Review-Courier on Friday, December 27, 2013 and January 3, 2014.) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WOODS COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA In the Matter of the Estate of WAYNE L. LANE, Deceased. Case No. PB-2013-52 NOTICE TO CREDITORS All creditors having a claim against Wayne L. Lane, deceased, are required to present the same, with a description of all security interest and other collateral, if any, held by each creditor with respect to such claim, to the named Executrix at the office of Rick Cunningham. Attorney at Law, 409 College, P.O. Box 433, Alva, Oklahoma, 73717, attorney for said Executrix, on or before the following presentment date: February 20, 2014, or LEGAL NOTICE the same will be forever barred. (Published by the Alva ReviewDated this 20th day of December, Courier on Friday, December 27, 2013 2013. and January 3, 2014.) s/Bettielou Geis Lane IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF Executrix WOODS COUNTY STATE OF Rick Cunningham, OBA #12629 OKLAHOMA Attorney at Law In the Matter of the Estate of Hulda 409 College Ave., P.O. Box 433 Hazel Scribner, Deceased. Alva, Oklahoma 73717 Case No. PB-2013-50 (580) 327-0080 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Attorney for Executrix All creditors having a claim against the Hulda Hazel Scribner, deceased, are required to present the same, with a description of all security interest and other collateral (if any) held by each creditor with the respect to such claim, to the Personal Representative at the office of his attorney, Edward E. Sutter, 401 College Avenue, P.O. Box 213, Alva, Oklahoma, 73717, on or before the presentment date: February 19, 2014, or the same will be forever barred. Dated this 20th day of December, 2013. s/Edward E. Sutter EDWARD E. SUTTER Attorney for Personal Representative 401 College Avenue P.O. Box 213 Alva, Oklahoma 73717 (580) 327-1511
(Published by the Alva Review-Courier on Friday, December 20 and December 27, 2013.) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WOODS COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA In the Matter of the Estate of MARK CLINTON WILLIAMS, Deceased. Case No. PB-2013-51 NOTICE TO CREDITORS All creditors having a claim against Mark Clinton Williams, deceased, are required to present the same, with a description of all security interest and other collateral, if any, held by each
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Alva Review-Courier to the hearing date, and provide their names and telephone numbers. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action contact Stephany Nichols, Landman, Midstates Petroleum Company, L.L.C., 321 S. Boston, Suite 600, Tulsa, OK 74103, Telephone: 918/947-8566 and/or Gregory L. Mahaffey, Attorney, 300 N.E. 1st Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-4004, Telephone: 405/236-0478. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA PATRICE DOUGLAS, Chairman BOB ANTHONY, Vice-Chairman DANA L. MURPHY, Commissioner DONE AND PERFORMED ON DECEMBER 20, 2013. BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Secretary
published as required by law and the rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Applicant and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of telephonic communication shall be paid by the person or persons requesting its use. Interested parties who wish to participate by telephone shall contact Friday Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior to 9 a.m. The Woods County the hearing date, and provide their names Senior Citizens Center, 625 Barnes, and telephone numbers. Alva, is open for games and other NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that activities. Exercise is scheduled all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning each day at 11 a.m. Transportation this action contact Stephany Nichols, provided upon request. Landman, Midstates Petroleum 2-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Company, L.L.C., 321 S. Boston, Suite Museum in Alva is open every day 600, Tulsa, OK 74103, Telephone: except Monday. For information or 918/947-8566 and/or Gregory L. arranged tours, call 580-327-2030. Mahaffey, Attorney, 300 N.E. 1st Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-4004, 7 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous Telephone: 405/236-0478. meets every Friday at the Senior CORPORATION COMMISSION OF Citizen Center, 122 1/2 E. Second, OKLAHOMA Cherokee. LEGAL NOTICE PATRICE DOUGLAS, Chairman Saturday (Published by the Alva ReviewBOB ANTHONY, Vice-Chairman 2-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Courier on Friday, December 27, 2013.) DANA L. MURPHY, Commissioner BEFORE THE CORPORATION Museum in Alva is open every day DONE AND PERFORMED ON except Monday. For information or COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF DECEMBER 20, 2013. OKLAHOMA BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: arranged tours, call 580-327-2030. APPLICANT: MIDSTATES PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Sunday PETROLEUM COMPANY, L.L.C. Secretary 2-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip RELIEF SOUGHT: WELL Museum in Alva is open every day LOCATION EXCEPTION except Monday. For information or LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION LEGAL NOTICE (Published by the Alva Reviewarranged tours, call 580-327-2030. 19, TOWNSHIP 26 NORTH, RANGE Courier on Friday, December 20 and 13 WEST, WOODS COUNTY, December 27, 2013.) OKLAHOMA IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF CAUSE CD NO. 201308636-T LEGAL NOTICE WOODS COUNTY STATE OF NOTICE OF HEARING (Published by the Alva ReviewNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that OKLAHOMA Courier on Friday, December 27, 2013.) Applicant in this cause is requesting that Case No. CJ-2012-41 BEFORE THE CORPORATION the Commission enter an order amending NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE IN COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF Order No. 581740, dated January 4, 2011, MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE OKLAHOMA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on for the Mississippian common source of APPLICANT: MIDSTATES supply, to permit a well for such common the 30th day of January, 2014 at the Woods PETROLEUM COMPANY, L.L.C. source of supply at the following location County Courthouse in Alva, Oklahoma RELIEF SOUGHT: INCREASED SURFACE LOCATION: Will be at 1:30 o’clock p.m., I will offer for sale WELL DENSITY specified in the order to issue in this cause. and sell for cash at the time of sale at LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION LOCATION OF WELLBORE public auction to the highest and best 19, TOWNSHIP 26 NORTH, RANGE AT COMPLETION INTERVAL: The bidder, subject to appraisement, all of the 13 WEST, WOODS COUNTY, proposed location of the end points of the following described real property, to-wit: Tract 1: Lots Nine (9) and Ten (10), OKLAHOMA completion interval will be no closer than CAUSE CD NO. 201308635-T 165 feet to the South line and no closer in Block Nine (9), of Nickerson’s Addition NOTICE OF HEARING than 600 feet to the East line and no closer sometimes called Nickerson First Addition NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that than 165 feet to the North line and no to the Town, now City of Waynoka, Woods Applicant in this cause is requesting that closer than 600 feet to the East line of the County, Oklahoma, Appraised Value of Tract 1: $3,500.00. the Commission enter an order amending unit comprising said Section 19, Township Tract 2: A tract of land, beginning Order No. 581740 to authorize the 26 North, Range 13 West, Woods County, at the Northwest corner of Lot Nine (9), drilling of an additional well to test the Oklahoma; Mississippian common source of supply same to be a well for the unit consisting Block Nine (9), Nickerson’s Addition underlying Section 19, Township 26 of said Section 19, a 640-acre horizontal sometimes called Nickerson First North, Range 13 West, Woods County, unit by said order which requires that the Addition, Waynoka, Oklahoma for a place Oklahoma, same to be a well for the unit well be located no closer than 660 feet to of beginning, thence North 2 feet; thence consisting of said Section19, a 640-acre the unit boundary. The legal descriptions East 12 feet 7 inches; thence South 2 feet; unit, and that Applicant or some other of the land sections adjacent to the area thence West 12 feet 7 inches to the point party be authorized the right to drill said within which the location exception lies are of beginning; and being further described well. Sections 17, 18, 20, 29 and 30, Township as located in the N/2 SE/4 of Section 2, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN 26 North, Range 13 West, and Sections Township 24 North, Range 16 WIM, that this cause will be heard before an 13, 24 and 25, Township 26 North, Range Woods County, Oklahoma. Appraised Value of Tract 2: Administrative Law Judge on the Initial 14 West, Woods County, Oklahoma. Hearing Docket at the Corporation Applicant further requests that Applicant $60,500.00. Said sale will be made pursuant to an Commission Tulsa facility, Kerr State or some other party be authorized the Office Building, 440 S. Houston, Suite right to drill said well. Applicant further Order of Sale, issued by the District Court 114, Tulsa, OK 74127, at 8:30 a.m., on requests that it be permitted to produce of Woods County, Oklahoma, in Case No. January 21, 2014, and that this notice said well at said location from all common CJ-2013-41, wherein First State Bank, be published as required by law and the sources of supply covered hereby with no Waynoka, Oklahoma, is plaintiff, and Jeffrey Shawn Selvey and Lisa K. Selvey, rules of the Commission. downward allowable adjustment. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN et al., are defendants, to satisfy a judgment Applicant and interested parties may that this cause will be heard before an and decree of foreclosure of First State present testimony by telephone. The cost Administrative Law Judge on the Initial Bank, Waynoka, Oklahoma’s note and of telephonic communication shall be Hearing Docket at the Corporation mortgage against said premises in the total paid by the person or persons requesting Commission Tulsa facility, Kerr State sum of $37, 775.51 as of August 14, 2013, its use. Interested parties who wish to Office Building, 440 S. Houston, Suite plus interest thereon in accordance with participate by telephone shall contact 114, Tulsa, OK 74127, at 8:30 a.m., on the terms of the notes, plus abstracting and Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior January 21, 2014, and that this notice be other necessary expenses incurred, plus attorney fees of $3,346.25, and all costs of this action. PERSONS OR OTHER ENTITIES The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 122.33 to close at HAVING AN INTEREST IN THE ARE: DAVID MANNING, 16,479.88. The NASDAQ Composite Index was up 11.76 to close PROPERTY COUNTY TREASURER OF WOODS at 4167.18. The Transportation Average was up 24.27 to close at COUNTY, OKLAHOMA; and BOARD 7363.64 and Utilities CLOSED dn 1.84 at 487.12. Volume was OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF approx. 385.25 million shares. Gold rose $6.90 to $1,211.14 and WOODS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. THOSE WHOSE ACTUAL Silver CLOSED at $19.80, up 29¢. Crude oil prices rose 40¢ to $99.62 per barrel. Wheat Price was $6.21, dn 2¢. Prime Rate is ADDRESS IS UNKNOWN, AND PERSONS OR OTHER ENTITIES 3.25% WHOSE UNKNOWN SUCCESSORS ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED ARE: NONE. Stocks of Local Interest — Courtesy Pat Harkin WITNESS MY HAND this 18th day of
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Rudy Briggs, Sheriff Woods County, Oklahoma Tim E. DeClerck, OBA# 10271 MITCHELL, DeCLERCK 202 West Broadway Enid, Oklahoma 73702 (580) 234-5144 Attorneys for Plaintiff
(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Friday, December 20 and December 27, 2013.) IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR WOODS COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION; Plaintiff, vs. MARY SHOCKLEE A/K/A MARY J. SHOCKLEE A/K/A MARY JANE SHOCKLEE; et al. Defendants. Case No. CJ-2013-23 NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND UNDER EXECUTION Notice is hereby given that on the 30th day of January, 2014 at 1:30 o’clock P.M. in the lobby of the Woods County Courthouse in Alva, Oklahoma, the undersigned Sheriff will offer for sale and sell for cash to the highest and best bidder, subject to real estate ad valorem taxes, superior special assessments and all interests of record, if any, except the Mortgage and interests foreclosed herein on the following described real property, to-wit: Lots Fourteen (14), Fifteen (15) and Sixteen (16), Block Five (5), EAST HILL ADDITION to Alva, Woods County, State of Oklahoma, according to the recorded Plat thereof, commonly known as 729 Park Street, Alva, OK 73717 (the “Property”) Sale will be made pursuant to a Special Execution and Order of Sale issued out of the office of the Court Clerk in and for Woods County, Oklahoma, and pursuant to said judgment reserving the right of Plaintiff to recall said execution by oral announcement and/or order of the Court, prior to the sale, said judgment entered in the District Court in and for said County, State of Oklahoma, in Case No. CJ 201323, entitled JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association successor by merger to Chase Home Finance LLC successor by merger to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. Mary Shocklee a/k/a Mary J. Shocklee a/k/a Mary Jane Shocklee; et al. Defendants, to satisfy: FIRST: The cost of said action accrued and accruing; SECOND: The judgment and first lien of the Plaintiff, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association successor by merger to Chase Home Finance LLC successor by merger to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, in the sum of $24,191.17 with interest thereon at the rate of 7.375% per annum from September 1, 2012, as adjusted, if applicable, until paid; advances for taxes, insurance and preservation expenses, accrued and accruing; abstracting expenses, accrued and accruing; bankruptcy fees and costs, if any; and an attorney’s fee, plus costs, with interest thereon at the same rate, until paid. Persons or other entities having interest in the property, including those whose actual addresses are unknown and persons or other entities who have or may have unknown successors and such unknown successors are hereby notified are: Mary Shocklee a/k/a Mary J. Shocklee a/k/a Mary Jane Shocklee; John Doe, spouse of Mary Shocklee a/k/a Mary J. Shocklee a/k/a Mary Jane Shocklee, if married; Occupants of the Premises; Capital One Bank (USA), N.A.; Asset Acceptance LLC; Midland Funding LLC. The property has been duly appraised in the sum of $32,000.00. WITNESS MY HAND this 18th day of December, 2013. Rudy Briggs Jr. Sheriff KIVELL, RAYMENT AND FRANCIS A Professional Corporation Jason Howell, OBA #19128 Triad Center I, Suite 550 7666 East 61st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133 Telephone (918) 254-0626 Facsimile (918) 254-7915 E-mail: email@example.com ATTORNEYS FOR THE PLAINTIFF THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE
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