Alva Review-Courier Vol. 122 No. 3
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620 Choctaw, Alva, OK 73717
NWOSU-Enid hosts Chancellor Johnson Page 2 Officer on duty at school campuses Page 15 Ladybugs and Goldbugs move to semifinals of WCT Page 8
Photo by Rocki Long
January 10, 2014
Engineer hired to plan rec park gym air conditioning
By Marione Martin The Alva Recreation Authority wants to add air conditioning to the Alva Recreation Complex gym. They are finding some teams are reluctant to enter tournaments without air conditioning. At one point, they asked for bids without any plans or specifications prepared. Only one bidder responded, and the $90,000-plus bid did not include some of the work required. At its December meeting, the board recommended proceeding with the project. The next step was to obtain the approval of the Alva Economic Development Authority (AEDA), which oversees the financial matters relating to the complex. Monday night the AEDA trustees unanimously approved the first step in the project. They voted to
enter an agreement with Myers Engineering to provide mechanical engineering services for the design, construction and installation of an air conditioning and heating system for the Alva Recreation Complex at an estimated cost not to exceed $16,500. Alva Business Manager Joe Don Dunham explained that Myers Engineering was selected because they did the original construction design of the building. Because of this knowledge and the short time frame for completion, it was believed Myers Engineering would be able to provide the best service with the quickest turnaround time. Due to the scheduling of basketball tournaments, it is expected the project will be completed by midMarch 2014. Myers Engineering is to provide the design of the heating and
air conditioning systems, plans and specifications for the system, bidding documents and services, general administration of the construction contract, and resident project representative services. Dunham said the construction cost is estimated to be $175,000. Myers Engineering provided the preliminary figure to include removing existing heaters, louvers and fans; patching the walls; and providing new ductwork, new gas piping to units, new electrical feeders and service, and fire alarm smoke detectors and interconnect. Approximately $100,000 in donations has been received to use toward the project. Dunham said the rec park budget includes enough funds to cover the air conditioning. In other business, the AEDA approved minutes of the last meeting and claims totaling $12,864.50. Shawnee artist Douglas G. Gordon talks with Rod and Carolyn Murrow during the First Friday Art Walk Jan. 3. His work is currently on display at Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva.
Shawnee artist featured at Graceful Arts Gallery
The Alva Public Library board reviews reports at its recent meeting. Pictured are (at far end of table and moving down the right side) Lynn Witt, Marilyn Cline, Bryant Gingrich and Dr. David Kovarovic. To the immediate left of Witt is Sandra Ott-Hamilton followed by Linda Joesph.
Library board learns of many upcoming programs at monthly meeting By Rocki Long Numerous programs the library has planned for the next few months were detailed at the Alva Public Library’s monthly board meeting, held in the Share conference room on Jan. 7. The meeting was called to order by Acting Chairman Lynn Wilt in the absence of Chairman Audrey Presnall. The upcoming programs include: • Anna Myers, a youth fiction author, will present three programs for the middle school. Myers will also present a program at The Homestead that will be open to the
public. • The “Pushing the Limits” book talk series will be held this spring with plans to start in March. • The craft times held in December were popular with school age children, so the library has decided to hold a monthly craft time for the spring semester. • The Friends of the Library’s annual Chocolate Fantasy has been scheduled for Thursday, March 27. • The summer reading program will be held on Mondays starting June 2, and will continue through July 14. Presenters are already booked for the science theme.
More details about these programs will appear in the newspaper and on the library website. Other Library Business The library data and financial reports were presented by library director Sandra Ott-Hamilton. Ott-Hamilton noted the statistics showed an increase in adult and youth checkouts. Also increased were ebook downloads, at 420 digital materials, Ott-Hamilton stated. “This trend is unusual during the holiday season when circulation numbers in the past have been lower,” she said. The financial report was discussed by the board members, who noted that finances are on projected track for the year with adequate funds to provide for the planned projects and programing.
Shawnee artist Douglas G. Gordon recently expressed appreciation of both Alva and a special January exhibit opened Jan. 3 at the the town’s Graceful Arts Center, located at 523 Barnes St. “I really enjoyed visiting Alva for the opening of the ‘Imagination at Work’ exhibits at the Graceful Arts Center,” said Gordon, whose work is co-featured along with those of Heather J. Kasper and Connie Moore. The exhibit runs through January. “I would like to thank Jo and Kay for inviting me to participate in this show and also thank all of the wonderful people who showed up to see all of the art,” Gordon said. “I had a wonderful time talk-
ing to everybody about my art and watching them enjoy Heather and Connie’s art as well.” Gordon and his wife, Holly, drove up early from Shawnee so that they could explore Alva before the show Jan. 3, and they stayed until Saturday to explore the town a little bit more. “We will definitely be back soon to see more,” said Holly. “Alva is a beautiful town and we found everybody to be really friendly. Jo and Kay are doing a magnificent job in both promoting and encouraging the arts in Woods County and beyond,” she said. “Imagination at Work” continues throughout January until the opening of the arts center’s February event, “Fabrics of the Heartland: Textile Arts.”
Woodward man injured in rollover
By Marione Martin A Woodward man was injured in a truck rollover in Major County on Tuesday, Jan. 7. The wreck occurred at 12:47 p.m. on US 281. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, Byrum Dean Ketron, 38, of Woodward was driving a 2007 Kenworth truck north when he exited the highway to the right. The vehicle traveled 335 See Library Page 11 feet before crossing back across the roadway and exiting to the left. The truck rolled one-quarter time, com-
ing to rest on the driver’s side and sliding for 150 feet before rolling back onto its wheels. Ketron was transported by Waynoka EMS to the intersection of US 281 and US 412 where he was picked up by Air Evac and flown to Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was admitted with head and trunk internal injuries. The report says he was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the wreck. The cause of the wreck is still under investigation. Trooper Donald Kraft investigated the scene, assisted by troopers Tony Sessions and David White, the Waynoka Police Department and Waynoka EMS.
January 10, 2014
Obituaries LEROY A. ‘SKIP’ ARMSTRONG Leroy A. “Skip” Armstrong, 82, passed away Jan. 3 at his home surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents Jeremiah and Lolita (Hurt) Armstrong, brother Jack and wife Polly Jane. He is survived by his children, Linda Benzel-Feuerborn (Mike), Matthew Eberl (Carol), David Armstrong, Rebecca Andersen (Don), Kathleen Andrews, Paul Armstrong, sister Sue Rector, 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Born in Anthony, Kan., Skip grew up in Alva and was very athletic in sports, playing football in college in Oklahoma. He enlisted in the Air Force as navigator/bombardier. He was most proud of his
“wings.” After his enlistment term was up, he joined the Army National Guard and served a total combined years of military service of 40 years. He retired from Learjet in 1992 after 28 years. Never one to be idle, he continued working the remainder of his life. Since 1999, he has worked for Perfecta with many caring people for the last 14 years until his death. He was a handyman’s handyman. He was able and known for being able to fix almost anything. He was liked by everyone for his sense of humor, outgoing personality and his “never met a stranger” personality. Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Church of the Magdalen. Military burial followed in Reflection Point Cemetery. Watson Reflection Pointe Funeral Home, Wichita, Kan., was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at watsonfuneral.com.
NWOSU-Enid hosts Chancellor Johnson By Lynn L. Martin Tuesday, Jan. 7, Chancellor Glen D. Johnson of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education presented to a crowd of educators from the Northwest quadrant of the state the data for the budget requests he will bring to the Oklahoma Legislature in a couple of weeks. His presentation justified the 7.7 percent increase he is asking. The total request is $1,064,849,007. Johnson opened his remarks by defining the three-point Regents’ legislative agenda: (1) Complete College America, (2) Prohibit weapons on campus and (3) Oklahoma’s Promise Scholarship program. No Guns on Campus Johnson said, “In the past six legislative sessions, legislation has been introduced or discussed that would allow students to carry weapons onto college campus.” Continuing, he said, “There is no scenario
Woods County commissioners enjoy quick meeting
By Lynn L. Martin The Woods County commissioners approved the following roadcrossing permits, all in District 1, at their meeting. D1 25-28-14 C & W Construction Water $500 D1 33-28-14 Chesapeake Energy Water $500 D1 26-28-14 Chesapeake Energy Water $500 D1 34-28-14 Chesapeake Energy Water $500 The fair board member make up was finalized and approved. Removed were Max Horn and Jaroed Reed. Appointed were Crystal Murrow and Brodie Bush. Cody McMurphy was transferred from District 1 to District 2. Kevin Pingelton was transferred from District 2 to District 3. The filing period for fair board membership will be from Jan. 20 to Jan. 24. The election will be on Jan. 28. The monthly reports were approved for the following courthouse offices in the following amounts: • County clerk office: collections – $15,092.94 • Court clerk office: balance – $282,350.56 • Health department: collections – $355.07 • Sheriff’s monthly report: collections – $3,857.17 • Board of Prisoners: expenses – $7,983.92 • Treasurer’s office: balance – $12,798.10
Woods County voter composition
By Lynn L. Martin At the end of 2013, there were 1,243 active registered Democrats, 2,512 registered Republicans and 268 Independent voters in Woods County, according to the Woods County Election board. Four voters reported an address change, three voters changed party affiliation and one reported a name change. One was removed after being convicted of a felony. On the inactive list, the Democrats had 295 and the Republicans 390. There were 152 inactive Independent registrations. Wylodean Linder, election board secretary, said the inactive label means they didn’t vote in the last general election. To be reinstated as an active voter, the individual simply needs to go vote in another election. Statewide, on the active list are 687,361 Democrats, 707,817 Republicans and 157,839 Independents. The annual report of voter registration was provided to Woods County.
Woods County Forecast Friday Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 50. South wind 6 to 11 mph becoming west northwest 17 to 22 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 30. West wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light. Saturday Sunny, with a high near 61. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 34. South southwest wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunday Sunny, with a high near 62. Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 33. Monday Sunny, with a high near 56. Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 33. Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 54. Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 28. Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 53. Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 32. Thursday Sunny, with a high near 56.
Glen D. Johnson, Chancellor
where allowing guns on our campuses will do anything other than create a more dangerous environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors.” Oklahoma’s Promise The Oklahoma Promise scholarship program now provides college funding for 19,300 students with an anticipated increase in the number of students of one percent per year. The program, started back in 2001, promises full tuition scholarship help to Oklahoma students if they apply at the beginning of their freshman year in high school. If the student meets the program’s requirements, Oklahoma’s Promise will pay his/her tuition at an Oklahoma public two-year college or four-year university. It will also cover at least a portion of tuition at an Oklahoma accredited private college or university or for courses offered at public technology centers that qualify for credit from an Oklahoma public two-year college. The program covers tuition, but does not pay for other college expenses such as housing, meals and books. Also, there is a $50,000 parental income limit that is in effect the year the student enters the program. Johnson says to continue the Oklahoma Promise program, funding of $55,100,000 is needed. Complete College America Chancellor Johnson said the “Complete College America” program is needed because a projected additional 313,073 college-educated workers are needed to keep Oklahoma competitive in a global econ-
omy. Johnson said, “In the global economy of the 21st century, 90 percent of the fastest-growing jobs will require a higher education.” Urging the need to raise the percentage of students who finish college, Johnson noted, “Nationally, more that one-quarter (29.1 percent) of adults 25 and older have a bachelor’s degree or more compared to Oklahoma at 23.8 percent.” Johnson said, “The overwhelming majority of states that have a high percentage of their citizens with a college degrees have a higher per capita income.” A chart presented the average annual earnings by U.S. workers compared to their educational achievement level: No high school diploma – $24,492 per year, high school diploma – $33,904 per year, associate diploma – $40,820 per year, bachelor’s degree – $55,432 per year, master’s degree – $67,600 per year, doctoral degree – $84,448 per year and professional degree – $90,220 per year. Dr. Janet Cunningham told the crowd consisting of those from Panhandle State, Southwestern, Northwestern, and Northern Oklahoma universities that Northern Oklahoma College will soon be breaking ground on new dormitory construction in Enid. She mentioned this should be a help to NorthwesternEnid also, since the the two institutions have a joint housing agreement. The entire speech by Chancellor Glen Johnson may be at seen at www.alvareviewcourier.com.
January 10, 2014
The winter war
By Marione Martin The initial scouting party arrived several weeks ago during the first really cold days of winter. I picked off as many as I could before they beat a hasty retreat. For weeks there were no more invaders. I hoped that was the end of it. Then we had our first snowfall. It didn’t amount to much, but it was enough to spur a fullscale invasion of our upstairs bathroom. Husband Lynn discovered them in the bathtub as he prepared for his morning shower. He drowned them, but by the time I was ready for my shower, more had taken their place. As you might surmise, our invading army was composed of ants. This is the third winter that the pesky insects have
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sought refuge from the cold inside our home. They don’t seem to understand that the house isn’t big enough for us and them. It began a couple of years ago with a few ants in our downstairs bathroom. I became aware of them when one climbed up my shoe and bit my leg. I didn’t have any ant spray, but I remembered my daughter’s war with ants in a rental house. With children and pets in the house, she used a mixture of vinegar and water to combat them. These ants were hardier. A few seemed affected by the vinegar-water spray, but they just kept coming. I finally made a trip to the store for ant spray. That took care of the invasion, or so I thought. Apparently they were just withdrawing to plan a new strategy. Next the insect horde invaded our upstairs bathroom. It’s not very effective to spray a bathtub for ants when you shower and wash away the residue. But finally we prevailed and they stopped appearing. The next year, the ants started again in the downstairs bathroom. I fought back with spray when I saw the first invaders. They simply moved to the kitchen counter on the other side of the wall. They hit pay-dirt there. That’s where we stored various snacks like a bowl of granola bars, the cookie jar and the candy dish. Goodbye, snacks, and hello, bug spray. I was on the lookout when the pesky critters appeared in the upstairs bathroom the second year. It took a couple of days, but we beat them back again. Just as I breathed a sigh of relief, I found them in a new location. As I removed dirty clothes from a closet basket, I discovered they were full of ants. This meant a hasty trip to the washing machine and more ant spray. Either we killed off the most daring of the ant colony or they decided to look elsewhere. That was the last invasion until this winter. This time I patiently watched the ant trails and discovered the exact spot where they entered the upstairs bathroom. It was around the door frame, not the bathtub. My spray application was much smarter, and the ants stayed away. But last weekend, the ant army found a new hole in our defenses. After a late Saturday night press run, Lynn and I arrived home to watch a bit of TV before going to bed a little after midnight. We had snow on the ground, and it was extremely
In My Corner By Arden Chaffee The Community Garden, a project begun by Dr. Cindy Pfeiffer Hill and Dr. Ed Felts, is an example of a community helping itself by helping others. Food is certainly an issue in today’s America where 49 millions of us live in foodinsecure households. According to an article by Eliana Dockterman-Petaluma, food production in the U.S. uses 80 percent of the fresh water, 50 percent of the land and 10 percent of the energy budget. Shouldn’t
that produce enough food for everyone? It certainly does, but the problem is that “We’ve been so conditioned to look for the perfectly polished, perfectly shaped apple” that those that don’t measure up, are wasted – food wasted, in a land of need. There are many reasons that waste occurs: Farmers grow too much as a hedge against uncertainty, grocery stores overstock to keep their displays looking bountiful, and consumers often discard perfectly good food by mistake. Fact: Food takes up more space in landfills that paper or plastic. See Corner Page 11 What a shame.
The American Empire – Part 1
By Roger Hardaway From the time the first migrants from England settled on the Atlantic Coast of what became the United States, Americans were moving west. In the 1840s politicians and others used the phrase “manifest destiny” to justify all of the wars and threats of wars they used to possess land in the American West to accommodate the westward movement of settlers. Perhaps in a future column we can discuss manifest destiny. But in this article I want to
move forward half a century and look at how the United States acquired an overseas empire in the 1890s. Historians of the American West like to pinpoint 1890 as a year that changed many things for the United States. In that year the last confrontation between the U.S. Army and American Indians took place with the natives once again suffering at the hands of American military and political power. That, too, could be a topic for a future column. Also, in 1889 and 1890 six western states entered the Union, See Thoughts Page 5 another indication
Get 2014 off to a healthy start
By Gov. Mary Fallin With the holiday season behind us, it is a good time to refocus our lives and reevaluate our goals. At the beginning of every year one of the top resolutions for many people is to lose weight, get in shape and live healthier lives. Change can be difficult and at times seem nearly impossible, but committing to change is important for the sake of our famiSee War Page 5 lies, our longevity and our wallets. Bad habits
can contribute to a shorter life expectancy and can needlessly drive up the cost of medical bills and health care for everyone. The good news is, Oklahomans have begun to take notice and we are starting to see the needle move in the right direction, and our citizens are becoming healthier. Looking back at last year we made major strides in improving our overall health as a state. Smoking rates of adults decreased from 26 percent to 23 percent; at the Capitol we opened our new fitness facility; and in last year’s See Now Page 7
January 10, 2014
Click and Clack Talk Cars
He wrote what in the newspaper?! Idling RV for 30 minutes not only is unecessary, it’s harmful
By Tom and Ray Magliozzi Dear Tom and Ray: I manage an RV park but know nothing about diesel engines. Why does everyone who has a diesel start and idle it for 30 minutes before leaving? Even people towing nothing but a small trailer do that every morning before they leave. Why? – John TOM: Because they’re inconsiderate knuckleheads, John. RAY: There’s no reason to idle a diesel engine in an RV for 30 minutes before hitting the road. TOM: In all weather but extreme cold, most diesel-engine manufacturers recommend idling the engine for 10 to 15 seconds before driving away gently. That’s SECONDS! RAY: Now, some RVs have air brakes and need to build up pressure in the braking system before driving away. But that also takes no more than about five minutes. Not half an hour. TOM: And lots of those RVs have (or should have) what’s called an “auxiliary air compressor” on board, which instantly gives the brake system enough pressure and eliminates the need for idling. RAY: Even if someone left his or her lights on, or otherwise drained the battery, it’s still better for the engine to drive the vehicle for an
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hour than to let it idle for an hour. TOM: Cummins, for instance (one of the major diesel engine manufacturers), warns in its owner’s manuals that excessive idling of the engine can cause carbon to build up on the pistons, piston rings, injector tips, valves and more. Which leads to expensive repairs and shortens the life of the engine. RAY: So, not only is it not necessary, it’s actually harmful! TOM: So if early risers at the RV park don’t care that they’re throwing away $4-a-gallon diesel fuel, polluting the pristine nature they’ve driven a long way to enjoy and annoying their formerly sleeping neighbors, perhaps they’ll be motivated to stop this dumb practice by being alerted to the fact that they’re actually harming their engines, not helping them. Pass the word, John. *** Bumps and potholes do more than merely annoy drivers. Find out what, and how you can ease the pain, by ordering Tom and Ray’s pamphlet “Ten Ways You May Be Ruining Your Car Without Even Knowing It!” Send $4.75 (check or money order) to Ruin, 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, By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy or email them by visiting the Car Sugar Dear Annie: My relationship Talk website at www.cartalk.com. with my mother has always been challenging. When she could no longer grab me by the hair and shake my head, she adopted inappropriate behavior with my boyfriends, called me stupid, worshipped my Monday and Tuesday nights, brothers and sister-in-law over me, we found ants in the first floor fam- and much more. The final straw came in a ily room. Apparently they were attracted by the wrapper of a granola telephone conversation. My mother bar my husband consumed. He left said she was tired from being out it on an end table. Since they had the other day with a friend. She infiltrated a pile of magazines, it asked, “Do all old people get tired gave me a good excuse to throw when they go out?” I didn’t want to them away. (My husband likes to compare her with my father, who keep magazines in case he might works hard and had visited me need the information later.) This earlier that week. I replied, “All old also led to pulling apart the entire people age differently.” My mother sectional seating area, vacuuming then commenced some heavy and and then spraying the baseboards. deliberate sighing that lasted the Hopefully, the ants have given remainder of the call while I tried up. But it’s only January. There’s a to make conversation. I politely lot of winter left. I’m staying alert said goodbye. When it was time for me to for more invaders and keeping my make my annual call to her, I can of Raid handy. “Ants in the shower are a lot picked up the phone and started to better than ants in the bed,” says dial but hung up before reaching the last number. I have not called my Lynn. mother since. That was three years ago. My mother is now 83. I do not believe I am holding a grudge, although that has been suggested to me. I am just so hurt and ashamed that my own mother would reject owning such huge and far-flung me the way she has. When is it OK lands as Canada, Australia and In- to say enough? -- Don’t Miss Her Dear Don’t: The final straw was dia. Other European countries with a phone call where Mom mostly empires included France, Germany, sighed? And after three years, Denmark, Belgium and Spain. If you are still angry. We recognize the United States acquired an em- that Mom mistreated you when pire, we would be merely following you were younger, but you spoke the lead of European countries that to her only once a year. It’s not a grudge so much as an inability to we wanted to emulate. The leading American politician deal with Mom’s behavior, and it in the 1890s who wanted the U.S. remains unresolved, which mostly to have an overseas empire was fu- hurts you. Ask yourself how you ture president Theodore Roosevelt. would feel if Mom died without We will look at Roosevelt’s role any further contact. If that bothers in our acquisition of an empire in you even slightly, please talk to a professional and find a way to work part 2 of this story next week.
cold outdoors. Lynn called out from the bedroom, “There are ants in the bed.” Sure enough, they were trailing up the wall, across the pillows, and among the sheets and blankets. We leapt into action, stripping the bed and bundling the bedclothes into the washer downstairs. We’re still puzzled why the ants chose the bed. Maybe some early scouts found the warmth of the electric blanket enticing. With all the excitement, we found it hard to fall asleep. So we were a bit tired for church in the morning. I sprayed the wall where the ants invaded, and by Sunday afternoon they had disappeared. Just for good measure, I thoroughly vacuumed up all the ant bodies from the floor before making the bed with freshly laundered sheets and blankets.
that the U.S. had fulfilled its manifest destiny by acquiring and settling western lands. Some people feared that the age of expansion for the United States was over. But others believed that the western boundary of the U.S. did not have to stop at the Pacific Ocean. These folks believed that the United States should accumulate “overseas possessions” and, thus, keep growing. Doing this would give the United States an empire – just like many countries in Europe. Great Britain had the largest overseas empire,
Dear Margo: About a year ago, my husband started writing and publishing stories in a local newspaper. He never told me or showed me the stories. I heard about them from friends and then read them. The stories are about sexual behavior and fantasies involving other women. He uses the first person for the main character. I do not feel comfortable with this and haven’t wanted to have sex with him since. I asked him why he had to publish these stories. He said they were made up and he wouldn’t write them anymore. I trusted him, but recently found that he was doing it again. All of his stories are about sex. Is he sick? I really can’t have sex with him when I think of the stories. He thinks I am overreacting. He still wants sex with me. Should I take him to see a therapist? – Troubled Dear Trub: I would take him to a creative writing class to help him change the subject. First of all, I cannot imagine what kind of a local paper would publish stories about sexual fantasies. And second, I don’t know what’s up with a man who says he won’t do it anymore and then continues.
One would think that your Lysistrata maneuver would have stopped the stories, but perhaps you need to be explicit: No more amorous activities until the public flights of imagination cease. And if he is trying to send you a message, tell him you do not wish to read it in the newspaper. – Margo, privately Dear Margo: I’m a 45-year-old single mother of two. I’ve had several relationships after my divorce. I’m now in the fourth month of a relationship with a truly wonderful man. My problem is that I have a tendency to start focusing on something physical and then get turned off by it. I try not to think about it, but I become obsessed – kind of like Jerry Seinfeld and the girl with big hands. It sounds crazy, but it’s a pattern for me and has been most of my life. I know this is a great guy whom I was very much attracted to when we met. I don’t want to fail at this relationship because of this strange hang-up I have. My problem with this one is that his head is just a little too big for his body. Kind of like a bobblehead doll. Is there any hope for me, and what the heck is my problem? – Elaine Dear E: I like that you even have a name from “Seinfeld,” in addition to finding that your life is like one of his episodes. Somehow
you’ve gotten into the habit of finding fault with people because of a physical characteristic, and then you focus on it, and finally it makes the person unacceptable to you. Could your preoccupation with how people look perhaps be an unconscious defense against commitment? If you find you are unable to talk yourself down from this selfdefeating habit, a good psychologist might be useful. As for a head that’s too large for the body, this is often said of movie stars. No one knows exactly why, but it has been often remarked. And I will tell you the worst thing I remember from my college years: A girl in my dorm said, offhandedly, “You know, your head is too big for your body.” I was frantic because she had picked the one thing I could not fix. Had she said my nose was wrong, or my jaw underslung, or just about anything else, there would have been a remedy. Anyway, I’ve done OK with my too-big head, and here’s hoping your new beau survives what even you acknowledge is an unfortunate pattern. – Margo, proportionately 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.
Inability to deal with Mom’s behavior through this, whatever the outcome. Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 15 years. It seems that if I don’t initiate sex, we never have any. I have told her what I would like, but she shows no interest. She just lies there and neither moves nor makes a sound. I don’t know whether I am giving her any pleasure. I have discussed my concerns with her and have asked what she would like in the bedroom, but she always says, “Everything is fine. I like what we do.” I am frustrated. I really love my wife and don’t want to end the relationship, but I have been having thoughts about finding another lover who will fulfill my needs in the bedroom. Please help. -- Not Sure What To Do Dear Not Sure: Your wife may feel inhibited about sex, which is why she is silent in the bedroom and won’t discuss her preferences. It’s also possible that she doesn’t enjoy sex, for physical or emotional reasons, and has no interest in working at it. Instead of talking about likes and dislikes, tell her that her stoic reaction to sex saddens you and that it is threatening the stability of your marriage. Ask her
to go with you to see a marriage counselor or a professional sex therapist. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Working Hard,” who futilely complained to her boss and human resources about a fellow employee who isn’t doing his share of the work. Everywhere I have ever worked, there are people who do more than asked and people who do so little it’s maddening. I have come to the realization that complaining about lazy co-workers is a waste of time. Management would rather put up with a poor employee than admit they made a mistake in hiring or promoting that person in the first place. -- W.C. 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.
January 10, 2014
Mrs. Badley’s Rocking Class
By Yearbook Staff Earlier this school year Mrs. Badley’s fourth- and fifth-grade classroom was furnished with new computers. The children are making good use of the computers. They use them for Study Island, spelling and remediation. According to Mrs. Badley, “the students have been enjoying our new computers.” Additionally, fourth- and fifth-
grade students readily performed in the Christmas program. A guest speaker visited the class on Dec. 20 to talk about science and rocks. Currently, the students are learning about geometry and measuring in math, as well as learning to compare and contrast in reading. The fifth graders are working hard on their writing skills to be ready for the writing test at the end of February.
New year rings in new computers
By Yearbook Staff Spring semester 2014 not only rings in the new calendar year of 2014, it also rings in new computers for the computer lab and new laptops for the teachers at Freedom School. Students and teachers alike anticipate new, faster and updated software and computers to assist in their learning environment. The new equipment is due any time.
When the equipment arrives, the high school computer class will unpack, inventory and set up the new computers. This hands-on experience will help expand their spring semester curriculum knowledge. Once the new computers are installed Freedom students and staff will be using the newer Microsoft Office 2010, which is being utilized in many real life work places.
Pictured left to right are Shyla Vance, Ashley Strehl, Emma Reed and Victoria Mullins.
Twelve Days of Christmas
By Yearbook Staff the 12 Days of Christmas. The Members toss hens and milk flies in Freedom High School’s drama audience was in stitches while hens the air during their rendition of the class put on their own version of were flying through the air. Drama Twelve Days of Christmas.
Junior high basketball Freedom FFA fall semester news By Brice Barke During the Sharon-Mutual games on Jan. 6 held at home, the junior high boys and girls were defeated despite putting great effort into the game. The junior high girls started off the game with two points scored by Summer Ralston. Both were earned by free throws. We have to give her props for making those because it takes quite a bit of concentration to stay calm and make your free throws. These were the only points
scored by the girls during the first quarter, which put them down by ten points. The girls held SharonMutual in the second quarter, only allowing them to score one point. The girls caught up ten to thirteen. During that quarter three different people scored points. Allison Galindo scored two points, Summer Ralston scored four points and Elizabeth West scored two points. In this writer’s opinion this was the highlight of the game. For the rest of the game the girls scored seven points, with Nicole Hughes scoring four points during the third quarter and Iridian Herrera and Allison Galindo each scoring the rest of the points in the fourth quarter. The game ended Freedom seventeen to Sharon-Mutual thirty-five. The experience gained is immeasurable.
By Alondra Galindo, FFA historian, and Bryant Weber, FFA advisor Freedom FFA has been involved in many activities throughout the summer and fall semester. Such activities include Summer FFA Nights with fun/games/movies, local FFA officer retreat, alumni camps, FFA fireworks stand, OSU Field Days, volunteering at the Freedom Rodeo events, showing livestock/fair exhibits, volunteering setup at Woods County Fair, selling of Blue and Gold/ Fresh Country, COLT Conference, shooting sports, Greenhand Quiz Contest, livestock judging, Job Interview Contest, and the FFA Christmas Party/Chili Cook Off. During the summer, the Freedom FFA had monthly FFA Nights where we had several students attending each month. Freedom FFA also worked a firework stand in Freedom where the FFA sold fireworks to the area community and Freedom. The local FFA officers had their annual FFA officer retreat at Lake Arcadia in Edmond. The officers who attended were President Mckenna Nixon; Vice President Emma Reed; Secretary Tiffany Weber; Treasurer Marcus Heald; Reporter Victoria Mullins, Sentinel; Connor Mullins, chaplin; Ashley Strehl, historian; and Alondra Galindo, historian.
During the trip the group camped outside in tents, and went fishing and canoeing as some of the group bounding activities. The next summer activity attended by Freedom FFA was the OSU Livestock Judging Field Days where 10 students attended three days of livestock judging. The students are as follows: Marcus Heald, Connor Mullins, Victoria Mullins, Mckenna Nixon, Emma Reed, Mariah Luddington, Ashley Strehl, Tiffany Weber, Luke Bolar and Iridian Herrera. During the fall semester, the Freedom FFA has been involved in many activities. Directly before school started, the Freedom FFA helped with the setup, serving and cleanup of the Freedom Old Cowhand Reunion where most of the chapter was there to help. From Aug. 19 to Sept. 18, the Freedom FFA sold Blue and Gold/Fresh Country. The top salesperson was Marcus Heald and second was Mckenna Nixon. Also the Freedom FFA participated in the NW District Shooting Sports Competition at Ft. Supply on Oct. 9. On the senior team were Connor Mullins, Mckenna Nixon, Christian Herrera and Tiffany Weber. The junior team was composed of Tyerell Wilcox, Mariah Luddington, Luke Bolar and Iridian Herrera.
On Oct. 15, Allison Flint and Ciara Vance participated in the Greenhand Quiz Contest with Ciara placing 11th on the written portion of the test in the Alva PI. On Nov. 12, the Freedom FFA took a senior livestock judging team to Oklahoma Panhandle State University where they placed seventh as a team; the team was as follows: Connor Mullins, Victoria Mullins, Emma Reed, and Tiffany Weber, and Mckenna Nixon placed 12th in the job interview contest. During the last week of school, the Freedom FFA had its Chili Cook Off with Marcus Heald Team placing first in the Chili Cook Off with a team of Allison Flint, Tyerell Wilcox and Will Jessup. Second place was won by Emma Reed Team with Christian Herrera, Luke and Rhett; and third was Mckenna Nixon, Ismael Ontiveros, Shyla Vance, Heather Rinehart and Iridian Herrera. Fall Showing and Fair Project Results Freedom FFA/4-H had several fairs throughout the fall season. These shows were the Woods County Fair, Oklahoma State Fair and the Tulsa State Fair. Through these fairs, we had several students who participated in them by showing, entering fair projects such as Native Range Boards, Welding Project, and Grass Bundles. At the Woods County Fair through the Tulsa State Fair Freedom FFA/7th 4-H we had 29 students who participated in various projects during the fairs. These students are Allison Galindo, Casey Luddington, Elizabeth West, Luke Bolar,
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Freedom students enjoy Christmas activities before starting their Christmas break.
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Jonathen Frost, Yamila Galindo, Iridian Herrera, Jaiden Huff, Nicole Hughes, Will Jessup, Allison Flint, Ciara Vance, Brice Barke, Alondra Galindo, Mariah Luddington, Kanako Ogura, Ashley Strehl, Shyla Vance, Tiffany Weber, Ethan West, Tyerell Wilcox, Marcus Heald, Connor Mullins, Victoria Mullins, Mckenna Nixon, Emma Reed, Nathan Donnahoe, Kaitlyn Gay and Rhett Mullins. At the Woods County Fair Hannah Duke placed first and Reserve Breed with her Cross Ewe and first and Breed Champion with her Speckled Ewe. Kaitlyn Gay placed first and Reserve Breed with her Speckled Ewe, and placed first and Reserve Breed with her Speckled Wether. Lance Bolar placed first and Breed Champion and Luke
placed second and Reserve Breed Champion with his Poland Barrow and placed second in class with Cross Barrow. For Crossed Gilts Vanessa Galindo placed first, Breed Champion and Grand Champion Gilt, and placed second with her Cross Barrow. Allison Galindo placed second with both of her Jaci Weber placed second for her goat and Linsy Weber placed third for her goat also at the Woods County Fair. Tiffany placed first in the Woods County Fair for her commercial steer and got breed champion. Her goat finished in third place as well. Brice placed seventh in the Woods County Fair. Also at the Woods County Fair Marcus Heald placed first with his Horseshoe Cross, Casey placed first with his Desirable Grassboard
for Deer, Elizabeth placed second with her Desirable Grassboard for Cattle and Allison Galindo placed first with her Desirable Grasses for Cattle. Emma Reed placed second with her Big Bluestem and Purpletop Grass Bundles. Victoria Mullins placed first with her Big Bluestem Grass and Purpletop Grass. At the Oklahoma State Fair, Tiffany Weber placed firs in her class with her Commercial Steer. Also Brice Barke, Tiffany Weber, Jaci Weber and Linsy Weber exhibited there goats however were unable to be placed in the top 12 of 25 to 30 in each class. Also the FFA exhibited many Grassboards and also a Chapter Display Board. At the Oklahoma State Fair, Victoria placed second with her Purpletop Grass Bundle and third with
her Big Bluestem. Marcus Heald placed eighth with his Horseshoe Cross. At the Tulsa State Fair, Tiffany Weber placed seventh in the Commercial Steer Class. Mckenna Nixon, Myles Nixon, Tiffany Weber and Brice Barke exhibited their goats at the Tulsa Fair. Lance Bolar placed fifth place in Poland Barrow Class, and Luke Bolar placed sixth place with his Poland Barrow. Vanessa Galindo exhibited a Cross Gilt. Allison Galindo also exhibited her Cross Gilt. Yamila Galindo placed sevnth with her Native Range Board. Alondra Galindo placed eighth with her Native Range Board. Also Connor Mullins, Victoria Mullins and Lance Bolar exhibited Broilers during the Fair.
budget we included more money to support prescription drug abuse prevention and treatment initiatives to help citizens overcome the challenges of substance abuse and addiction. Furthermore, after issuing an executive order banning smoking on all state property, I was proud to sign legislation into law making the ban permanent. To take it one step further, I recently issued an executive order banning all e-cigarette products from state property. One of my top priorities as governor is to protect the well-being of our citizens, and e-cigarettes and “vaping devices” contain addictive properties, like nicotine, and emit chemicals that are harmful to people who choose not to use them. Additionally, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1.78 million children and teens in the U.S. used e-cigarettes in 2012, many of whom started using e-cigarettes because of the accessibility and variety of designs and flavors. The CDC also states that about 90 percent of all smokers begin smoking as teenagers, so it is vital that we keep our young people from using or experimenting with any tobacco product. Oklahoma’s smoking rate remains high and continues to be one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in the state. Despite our recent efforts, we continue to rank in the top 10 states with the highest smoking rates. This has to change. Improving the health of our citizens and state continues to be a top priority for my administration and I will do everything I can to continue to help Oklahomans live longer, more prosperous lives. I am proud to say our initiatives are working and we have seen our overall health indicators go from 49th in the country to 44th. However, we still have a lot of work to do. In Oklahoma, obesity remains high at 32.2 percent of adults while 28.3 percent are physically inactive. That causes a myriad of problems ranging from type-2 diabetes to a shorter lifespan. So, how do we get healthier? It starts with a personal commitment to living a better life. It can begin with simple choices like making the decision to go on a run after work rather than sit in front of the TV or computer, or opt for a salad and chicken breast for lunch instead of a burger and fries. Below are more ways to help you get motivated and stay on track to more quality life. • Recruit an accountability partner. You are less likely to quit a routine if you have someone going to the gym and eating healthfully with you. • Set attainable goals. Instead of saying you want to lose weight, start with five pounds and go from there. • Be active everywhere. If you have a job that requires you to sit for long periods of time, take the stairs instead of the elevator or talk on the phone standing up rather than sitting down. • Use free resources that are available. For example, if you’re ready to break your tobacco habit, call (800) QUIT-NOW or visit www.OKhelpline.com for free counseling. Getting in shape or quitting a habit is hard work and sometimes takes multiple attempts. Don’t get discouraged. For more ways to make fitness part of you and your family’s life, visit www.shapeyourfutureok.com.
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Ladybugs and Goldbugs move on to semifinals By Leslie Nation The Ladybugs and Goldbugs had no trouble rolling past both Guymon boys’ and girls’ basketball teams last night on day one of the Wheat Capital Tournament. Ladybugs Get a Huge Lead and Never Look Back The Alva girls’ basketball team went on an early 8-0 run to start out the first quarter against the Lady Tigers. After a bump from 6-foot-2 Nicole Ritter (#24) and then back-to-back treys from Lora Riley (#15) and Jaden Hobbs (#23), Guymon finally scored a layup with just over three minutes left in the first. The Lady Tigers ended the quarter down by an 18-point margin with the score 22-4 in Alva’s favor. After several minutes of delay, the Ladybugs hit the court again, but that delay put them off sync. They missed several shots before Riley sunk two foul shots with 6:49 left in the game. The Lady Tigers may have slowed the Ladybugs’ progress for a short time, but Alva found a groove and outscored them 15-8 in the second quarter. The Ladybugs had a 25-point lead going into the half. The Lady Tigers continued to trail the Ladybugs, but they finally outscored Alva in the fourth quarter of the game after Coach Smith took out his starters to give his bench players some playing time. Of the bench players, both Jordan Shiever (#20) and Ally Riley (#44) scored two points apiece. The game ended with the Ladybugs moving to the semifinals to play Chisholm or Blackwell for the third time
this season. Alva is 2-0 against both teams. Three Ladybugs scored in doubledigits with Hobbs leading the way with 19 points, five assists and three rebounds. Riley followed close behind with 14 points, and freshmen Whitney Randall (#30) contributed 11. Goldbugs’ Second Quarter Surge Gives Them a Commanding Lead The boys’ team started out with a closer contest against the Tigers ending the first quarter ahead by a manageable seven points. Trevor Johnson (#5) started hot from beyond the arc draining backto-back treys that gave the Goldbugs an extra boost. But hitting Lane Madsen (#20) inside for the easy bump really gave Alva their forward momentum. In the second quarter, Alva had no trouble putting the Tigers away limiting them to just four points while the Goldbugs scored 14. In the second half, it was a closer game but the finishing result was the same as the Goldbugs ended their slump from losing back-to-back games with the final score at 55-35. Alva boys will head back to face either Fairview or Blackwell in the semifinals – the teams that handed the Goldbugs those losses. Madsen led the way in points with 21 to go with his eight rebounds followed by Riley Hess (#13) with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Johnson almost eclipsed the double-digit mark, but ended the game with nine points. The Ladybugs play at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow and the boys follow at 7:50.
Jaden Hobbs (#23) sinks a long three over Guymon defender Sydney Hein (#10). Hobbs contributed a game-high of 19 points in the Ladybugs first round of the Wheat Capital Tournament. Photo by Leslie Nation
Lady Rangers lose 75-71 to ECU By Marione Martin The NWOSU and ECU women’s teams were tied at 66 with just 3:55 left to play in the basketball game Thursday night. It looked like the Lady Rangers had a chance to take the win, but East Central pulled ahead and Northwestern was unable to catch up. The final score was East Central 75 and Northwestern 71. NWOSU trailed at the end of the first half 48-42. While they scored two more points than ECU in the second half, 29-27,
it wasn’t enough for the win. Kierra Gilmore and Kamera Bozeman tied for top scoring honors with 14 points each. Other leading scorers for the Lady Rangers were Jonae Isaac with 10, Emily Eaton with 9 and Dierra Gilmore with 8. For East Central, Dilan Webster scored the leading 15 points, followed closely by Erin Walling with 14. The Northwestern teams will still be on the road Saturday when they play at Southeastern Oklahoma State at 2 and 4 p.m.
No. 15 Oklahoma State edges Kansas State 58-51
Lane Madsen (#20) goes up to sink a floater over Jovan Ochoa (#42) and Angel Vega (#30) of the Guyman Tigers. Madsen put up 21 points against the Tigers Thursday afternoon of the Wheat Capital Tournament. Photo by Leslie Nation
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kendra Suttles scored 11 straight points in the second half, her only points of the game, to spur No. 15 Oklahoma State to a 58-51 victory over Kansas State on Wednesday night. The Cowgirls (13-1, 2-1 Big 12) trailed by one with 11:44 left when Suttles went on her scoring run with four field goals and three free throws that left Oklahoma State up 45-35 with 8:01 left. The Cowgirls stretched the lead to as
many as 14 with 2:59 left. Ashia Woods’ basket got the Wildcats (6-8, 0-3) back within seven with 59 seconds left but the teams only scored two points apiece the rest of the way. Tiffany Bias also scored 11 points and Brittney Martin 10 for OSU, which bounced back from its first loss, a 71-67 defeat against West Virginia. Ashia Woods scored 17 points K-State. The win was Oklahoma State’s first in Manhattan since 2007.
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Selden scores 24 as No. 18 Kansas beats Oklahoma By Murray Evans NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — During Kansas’ shootaround on Wednesday before the Jayhawks faced Oklahoma, coach Bill Self told Wayne Selden Jr. that the freshman needed to be more aggressive on offense. Selden Jr. did what Self told him, scoring a career-high 24 points and going 5 of 10 from 3-point range, and No. 18 Kansas started Big 12 Conference play with a 90-83 win over Oklahoma. Kansas (10-4, 1-0) won its conference opener for the 23rd straight year, a streak that began with the 1991-92 season. Oklahoma, in January 1991, was the last team to beat the Jayhawks in a conference opener. “It was the confidence my teammates and coaches have in me,” Selden Jr. said of his successful game. “I was out there just playing and not thinking. “That’s just Kansas basketball. We’re trying to start off Big 12 play on the right foot, so we feel like we’ve got to go after all loose balls and we’ve got to pick up our defensive intensity. ... I know it’s tradition-rich and I just want to put forth my best effort and the team wants to put forth its best effort to keep it going.” Perry Ellis had 22 points on 6-for-8 shooting and 11 rebounds, helping Kansas shoot 54.7 percent from the field. After a 5-0 start, the Jayhawks lost four of its next eight and were coming off a 61-57 loss to San Diego State on Sunday that ended their’ 68-game home winning streak against nonconference foes. Kansas has won 11 of the last 12 matchups with Oklahoma. The
Jayhawks’ latest win in the series could be especially important, considering the difficult stretch they face to start the Big 12 campaign. After Oklahoma, Kansas will host No. 25 Kansas State, visit No. 9 Iowa State, then host No. 11 Oklahoma State and No. 7 Baylor, all in succession. “It’s going to be a monster,” Self said. “Our league is great. When you think about OU and they go down and they win at Texas, and Texas wins at North Carolina. K-State is playing as well as anybody right now. Iowa State is obviously terrific, and Baylor. We’ve probably been, nonconference-wise, one of the bigger disappointments in the league, based on our preseason expectations. I think it’s going to be a fabulous league.” Cameron Clark had a career high-tying 32 points for Oklahoma (12-3, 1-1), which lost for the second time in three games. In losses to Louisiana Tech and Kansas, the Sooners gave up 102 and 90 points, respectively. “It is very frustrating,” Clark said. “We just have to go back to the drawing board. It all starts on defense. We just have to come together as a group and figured out what it is we are not doing and get better at it.” The annual visit to Lloyd Noble Center by the Jayhawks — who have won or shared nine straight Big 12 titles — drew fans including country music star Toby Keith, Oklahoma City Thunder chairman Clay Bennett, and Thunder general manager Sam Presti. Before the game, Oklahoma football player Sterling Shepard — who scored two touchdowns in the Sooners’ win over Alabama in
the Sugar Bowl — appeared in a video in which he said, “OK, basketball, we got our big win. Now it’s time to get yours.” But the Sooners never really slowed Kansas and struggled to deal with the Jayhawks’ size advantage inside. Kansas had a 3622 edge in rebounding and didn’t seem bothered by a subpar game by Andrew Wiggins. The star freshman went 2 of 9 from the field and scored only nine points, only the second time this season he failed to reach double digits. “Kansas is awfully good and did a good job dictating a lot of it, for a majority of the minutes,” Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. “I thought our guys battled hard. There were maybe a couple of stretches in there when we didn’t quite compete like we have to against a club like that to have a chance that we’d like to have.” Kansas led 50-44 at halftime and two free throws by Joel Embild made it 74-62 with 10:39 left. Oklahoma stayed within striking distance and pulled within four points four times, the last time at 87-83 after a turnover by Wiggins and steal by Ryan Spangler led to a dunk by Buddy Hield with 39.9 seconds left. Naadir Tharpe made two free throws moments later to push Kansas’ lead to six points and, after Clark missed a 3 at the other end, Ellis made the back end of a two-shot free-throw opportunity to make it 90-83 with 29.2 seconds left. Wiggins blocked another 3-point attempt, by Frank Booker, and the Jayhawks eventually were able to run out the clock. Tharpe scored 17 points for Kansas on 5-for-7 shooting. Hield
had 18 points and eight rebounds for the Sooners, while Tyler Neal and Jordan Woodard had 10 points each. Woodard got all his scoring at the free-throw line, going 10 for 10 as Oklahoma made 29 of 36. Kansas went 24 for 30 from the line. Kansas shot 64.3 percent from the field in the first half, led by Selden Jr., who matched his previous career scoring high of 15 a little more than 8 minutes into the game. “We were a team that lacked confidence coming in, so it was nice to see a freshman step up and basically give us confidence early
on, because that’s about as well as we’ve executed half-court offense, probably, all year, in the first half,” Self said. Kansas jumped to a 20-11 lead, but Oklahoma hung close thanks to 19-of-22 on free throws. With the score tied at 39 with 3:04 left before halftime, Wiggins was called for his second foul and Self protested, earning himself a technical foul. Oklahoma made all four subsequent free throws to go ahead. Foul trouble forced Self to dig deep into his bench and freshman Conner Frankamp hit a 3-pointer and a 2 in the final 1:13 to give Kansas the six-point halftime lead.
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January 10, 2014
Follow your heart
By John Smith, Pastor, Alva Wesleyan Church “Follow your heart” is a familiar phrase, but exactly what does it mean or imply? On the surface it seems mundane or just a familiar way to express the pursuit of one’s dreams. We hear such statements at college graduations or when advice is sought from loving and concerned family members by children or grandchildren. We hear it when advice is sought in dating or marriage, and what college to attend or career to pursue. But the question is, just what does this organ, our heart, have to do with our thoughts or decisions, anyway? After all, we all know that simple phrases such as “follow your heart” are simply ways to acknowledge that our decisions that we deem as good are good. We also imply that all choices are completely our own and no one has a right to impede on them. There is also the philosophy that one person’s choices are equal to everyone else’s and are to be respected as much. But let’s slow down a bit. This last sentence
changes the implication of the statement “follow your heart.” Let’s look first at what it means to follow your heart. First, let me state the obvious. It is not speaking about the organ but about the core or spirit of man; the inner man is to be trusted. We teach our children. We love our children. We embrace our children, thus how can someone whom we love with such affection be anything but pure at heart? No parent ever dreams that their son or daughter would be a murderer. Nor would anyone we’ve loved steal from us or embezzle thousands, even millions, from innocent hard-working families. The idea is that even politicians, at their heart, truly mean good. No school teacher would genuinely determine to do harm or be vindictive toward a student. They all at their heart want the best for others. Hospitals and doctors would never recommend unnecessary procedures or surgeries for their own gain; after all, we like, we trust our doctors because at their heart they all want the best for us.
Alva Friends Church
Alva Church of God Sunday, January 12: Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Robert Brown will bring a sermon entitled “Faith that Gives Peace.” Our evening study at 6 p.m. will be “Wisdom to Live By – Proverbs.” Tuesday, January 14: Ladies meeting, devotiona and fellowship will be at 7 p.m. Also at 7 p.m. will be the Promise Keepers’ meeting. Also at 7 p.m. will be the young adult homegroup. Those interested should contact Jeremy Coolley at 918-766-1701. Wenesday, January 15: Youth meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tonight: Living the Victorious Life. Please visit our website at www. AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends Church Sunday, January 12: 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 See Follow Page 11 Lord. Sunday school for all ages
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
First Assembly of God
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
7 mi W on Hwy 64, 10 mi N, 2 mi W 430-9026
First United Methodist Church
Ninth & Center, Alva 327-2846
Freedom United Methodist Church
Church of God
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
Now let’s look at man’s heart itself. Many would say that with such a sarcastic, untrusting view I must live a horribly miserable life or that I don’t trust anyone. And I would say quite the opposite. When I hear the phrase “trust” or “follow your heart,” I don’t consider others first; I look at my own heart and say it is deceived. I have come to believe that there is no good in me, and I am untrustworthy for I am a man that came from men who have proven from generation to generation that the scripture is true. Jeremiah17:9 states, “The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it?” Then in Jeremiah 17:5 it reads, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind and makes flesh his strength, and whose heart turns away from the Lord.’” Finally we need to ask, “What or who is to be trusted?” If words matter and truth is a re-
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
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. Mike Throckmorton will lead the worship. Franklin Murrow will lead the singing. Accompanists are Sherry Williams on the organ and Sally Byrd on the piano. Wednesday, January 15: Bible study for adults will be held at 6 p.m. at the church. Alva Wesleyan Church Sunday, January 5: 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 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, January 12: 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 580430-8464. Barnes Street Church of Christ Sunday, January 12: 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, January 11: Women’s Bible study concludes this Saturday at 9:30 a.. in the back of the fellowship hall. Sunday, January 12: 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. Monday, January 13: The ladies group will have their monthly fellowship at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 14: Celebrate Recovery will meet in the church fellowship hall at 7 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-based recovery program to help provide a safe place to discover a Savior who can give freedomm from hang ups, hurts and habits. Everyone is in vited to attend. Wednesday, January 15: At 7 p.m. will be our prayer meeting and Bible study in the church fellowship hall. Teen Impact will meet at 7 p.m. for Bible study time. As always, transportation and nurseries are available for all services. We look forward to having you and your family visit us this Sunday! Capron United Methodist Church Sunday, January 12: 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
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singing and preaching of the Word. Pastor Clark’s message is entitled “It Will be Worth it All,” based on II Timothy 4:7. There will be no Sunday school this morning. For more information about our church, activities or if you have a need, please call 580-216-4787. Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church Sunday, January 12: 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, January 12: News – 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 @ 9 a.m., Bible study @ 9:30 a.m. and worship/children’s church @ 10:45 a.m. Prayer for the week: Dear God: Thank you for your blessings you give us. Your grace and love sustain us each day. In Jesus name, Amen. If you have a prayer request, please email it to WorshipGod@ AlvaNaz.org or lydiac@alvanaz. org. We want to pray for you! AlvaNaz – A Church For All People – 728 College – 580-3272566 – www.AlvaNaz.org. Email addresses: church – worshipgod@ alvanaz.org; 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, January 12: 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! 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, January 12: Happy New Year! We will gather at 8:30 a.m. for felowship coffee and donuts. Worship with Pastor John Bizzell will begin at 9 a.m. 9:15 a.m. Children’s Sunday school. Dacoma United Methodist Church is located at 900 Main St., Dacoma, Okla. Eagle Pass Baptist Church Sunday, January 12: 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 580-4309079. Jeans and children are welcome! First Assembly of God Sunday, January 12: 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, January 12: Due to the cold weather and being unable to get the high school auditorium heated, beginning today we will meet at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the church building. Nothing else will change for now – still no Sunday school at the building. We are trying our best to notify everyone, but please help us spread the word. See you Sunday! First Christian Church Sunday, January 12: Our Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. there will be no Wednesday activities until Jan. 8. We will visit the nursingh homes today: Beadles at 3 p.m. and Share at 3:45 p.m. Monday, January 13: The “Quilters” will meet at 6:30 p.m Wednesday, January 15: The activities begin at p.m. with the young adult’s study and children’s practice. We are so blessed to have Sara Wilcox join us as an associate minister! We are having a house warming shower for her on January 19 at the fellowship dinner. Sara is registered at the ETC Shoppe, Radio Shack and Wal-Mart. We invite you to come join us at First Christian Church. First Presbyterian Church Sunday, January 12: Sunday school will be at 9:50 a.m. Worship is at 11 a.m. The worship leader will be Liz Parhurst. Ushers will be Cris and Amanda Campbell, Ella Evans and Della Miller. The sermon title is “Why Be Baptized?” based on Matthew 3:13-17. Wednesday, January 15: Choir practice will be at 5:30 p.m. and the fellowship dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 16: Session meeting will be at 6 p.. First United Methodist Church Sunday, January 12: Sunday school for infants through adults will begin at 9:30 a.m. The worship service will be at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Terry Martindale’s sermon is entitled “Remember Your Baptism … and Be Thankful,” from Matthew 3:13-17. Liturgist is Ken Brown, Children’s Time will be presented by Jeanie Wade. January ushers are Gary and Charlotte Murrow, Karleen White, Sheila Lehr and Mary Hamilton. Youth groups will meet at Corr Youth Center from 5:30 p.m.to 7 p.m. Monday, January 13: Sherrill Bell Choir rehearsal will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 15: Chancel Choir rehearsal will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Live! Fellowship dinner will be at 6 p.m., and classes for children, youth and adults from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Leap Into Health weight-loss support group led by Dr. Liz inzie will meet in the church parlor at 6:30 p.m. 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,
From Page 10 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, 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, January 12: Sunday school for all ages will start at 9:30 a.m. The Adult Sunday school lesson is “Living as God’s People,” from Luke Luke 6:12, 13, 17-31. The greeter will be Verna Graybill. 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 Justin Lau and Clark Schultz. Children’s Church will be held. Pastor Paul Cole will bring the message, entitled “Seeing the Nerve,” based on Nehemiah 2:1-10. Tuesday, January 14: Town and Country Saints will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 15: Youth group from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Men’s group at 7:45 p.m. Sunday, January 19: The fellowship meal will be Jan. 19 following the morning worship service. Wednesday, January 22: T.C.W. Ladies’ Group will meet at 4 p.m. 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.
ality, then we must be forced to change the statement “follow your heart” to something that will not lead us astray. Romans 3:10-12 shows us that man is not trustworthy. “As it is written, ‘There is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God; all have turned aside, together they have become useless; there is none who does good, there is not even one.’” So man’s only hope is not to follow his own heart, but to follow the heart of the One who proved He is trustworthy. Let’s conclude this thought with Proverbs 3:5-8, and may we consider how we inspire others. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your body and refreshment to your bones.” Proverbs 3:5-8
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Are there ways to solve food waste? One project, called “The Daily Table,” actually turns bruised-but-edible produce into meals. Farmers and distributors could be paired with food banks to accept their surpluses. The Department of Agriculture could be involved, forming a national technology-innovation council to find solutions to food waste. While we think nationally, we have a responsibility to act locally and organizations like Alva’s community garden will help fill the need until the time that waste is eliminated and all of America’s hungry are fed.
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After the snow, the library had problems with the roof leaking. The leaking situation is being looked into to determine the options that are available. Library staff members will start working on an assessment tool that is available to public libraries as part of what’s called the called EDGE Initiative. EDGE was developed to help libraries gather concrete information that demonstrates its value to a community. Ott-Hamilton plans to meet with the acting director of the Garfield County library to discuss renovation-related issues experienced there. She will then report to the Long Term Planning Committee. Minutes of the Nov. 5 and Dec. 3 meetings were unanimously approved.
January 10, 2014 LEGAL NOTICE
(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Friday, January 10, 2014.) BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANTS: CHESAPEAKE OPERATING, INC. AND CHESAPEAKE EXPLORATION, L.L.C. RELIEF SOUGHT: INCREASED WELL DENSITY LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 28 NORTH, RANGE 18 WEST OF THE IM, WOODS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA Cause CD No. 201400120 NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persons, owners, producers, operators, purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and all other interested persons, particularly in Woods County, Oklahoma, more particularly the parties set out on the Exhibit “A” attached to the application on file in this cause, and, if any of the named individuals be deceased, then the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees and assigns, both immediate and remote, of such deceased individual; if any of the named entities is a dissolved partnership, corporation or other association, then the unknown successors, trustees and assigns, both immediate and remote, of such dissolved entity; if any of the named parties designated as a trustee is not presently acting in such capacity as trustee, then the unknown successor or successors to such trustee; if any of the named parties designated as an attorney-in-fact is not presently acting in such capacity as attorney-in-fact, then the unknown successor or successors to such attorneyin-fact; and if any of the named entities are corporations which do not continue to have legal existence, the unknown trustees or assigns of such parties. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Applicants, Chesapeake Operating, Inc. and Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., have filed an application in this cause requesting the Corporation Commission to enter an order amending applicable orders of the Commission, including Order No. 146316, to authorize and permit an additional well for the production of hydrocarbons from the Mississippi common source of supply underlying the 640-acre drilling and spacing unit comprised of Section 13, Township 28 North, Range 18 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma, and to establish proper allowables for such well and such unit. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the application in this cause requests that the order entered in this matter (amending applicable orders of the Commission, including Order No. 146316) be made effective as of the date of the execution thereof or a date prior thereto, and that the authorization and permission requested herein run in favor of one or both of the Applicants, including Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. acting by and through its agent, Chesapeake Operating, Inc., or some other party recommended by Applicants. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause will be referred to an Administrative Law Judge for hearing, taking of evidence and reporting to the Corporation Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause will be heard before an Administrative Law Judge on the Conservation Docket at the Corporation Commission, First Floor, Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m., on the 28th day of January 2014, and that
this notice will be published as required by law and the rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Applicants and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of telephonic communication shall be paid by the person or persons requesting its use. An interested party who wishes to participate by telephone shall contact the Applicants or Applicants’ attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide his or her name and phone number. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action contact Eric Denneny, landman, (405) 935-3726, or Emily P. Smith, attorney, OBA No. 20805, (405) 9358203, Chesapeake Operating, Inc., P.O. Box 18496, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73154-0496. Please refer to Cause CD Number. DONE AND PERFORMED THIS 8th day of January 2014. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA PATRICE DOUGLAS, Chairman BOB ANTHONY, Vice Chairman DANA L. MURPHY, Commissioner BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Secretary
(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Friday, January 10, 2014.) BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANTS: CHESAPEAKE OPERATING, INC. AND CHESAPEAKE EXPLORATION, L.L.C. RELIEF SOUGHT: INCREASED WELL DENSITY LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 28 NORTH, RANGE 18 WEST OF THE IM, WOODS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA Cause CD No. 201400121 NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persons, owners, producers, operators, purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and all other interested persons, particularly in Woods County, Oklahoma, more particularly the parties set out on the Exhibit “A” attached to the application on file in this cause, and, if any of the named individuals be deceased, then the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees and assigns, both immediate and remote, of such deceased individual; if any of the named entities is a dissolved partnership, corporation
or other association, then the unknown successors, trustees and assigns, both immediate and remote, of such dissolved entity; if any of the named parties designated as a trustee is not presently acting in such capacity as trustee, then the unknown successor or successors to such trustee; if any of the named parties designated as an attorney-in-fact is not presently acting in such capacity as attorney-in-fact, then the unknown successor or successors to such attorneyin-fact; and if any of the named entities are corporations which do not continue to have legal existence, the unknown trustees or assigns of such parties. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Applicants, Chesapeake Operating, Inc. and Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., have filed an application in this cause requesting the Corporation Commission to enter an order, as follows: (i) authorizing and permitting an exception to the permitted well location tolerances in the 640-acre drilling and spacing unit comprised of Section 13, Township 28 North, Range 18 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma, for the Tonkawa, Cherokee (also known as the Red Fork), Oswego, Lansing-Kansas City (also known as the Missourian) and Mississippi separate common sources of supply, so as to allow a well to be drilled as follows: Location of Wellbore at Completion Interval: The proposed location of the completion interval for the Mississippi common source of supply will be no closer than 165 feet from the north line and no closer than 1865 feet from the west line and no closer than 165 feet from the south line and no closer than 1865 feet from the west line of the unit comprising said Section 13, Township 28 North, Range 18 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma, and the location of the completion interval for the Tonkawa, Cherokee (also known as the Red Fork), Oswego and Lansing-Kansas City (also known as the Missourian) separate common sources of supply will be no closer than 330 feet from the north line and no closer than 1865 feet from the west line and no closer than 330 feet from the south line and no closer than 1865 feet from the west line of the unit comprising said Section 13, Township 28 North, Range 18 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma, and to be completed in and produce hydrocarbons from the above-named separate common sources of supply; (ii) providing for the re-opening of the cause at such time as the bottom hole location of the well proposed hereunder has been determined; and (iii) establishing a proper
Page 12 LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 28 NORTH, RANGE 16 WEST, WOODS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA CAUSE CD NO. 201400144 NOTICE OF HEARING TO ALL PERSONS, OWNERS, PRODUCERS, OPERATORS, PURCHASERS AND TAKERS OF OIL AND GAS, INCLUDING but not limited to all persons if living or if deceased, their known and unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees and assigns, immediate and remote of any such party, and all corporations existing and if dissolved, known and unknown successors, and all persons having an interest in the captioned land. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Applicant in this cause is requesting that the Commission enter an order (A) extending the provisions of Order No. 603357, which order established a 640acre drilling and spacing unit for the production of hydrocarbons from the Cherokee common source of supply to cover and include Section 12, Township 28 North, Range 16 West, Woods County, Oklahoma; and (B) establishing 640-acre horizontal drilling and spacing units for the production of hydrocarbons from the Mississippian and Woodford common sources of supply underlying Section 12, Township 28 North, Range 16 West, Woods County, Oklahoma. Applicant further requests that the order to be entered in this cause be made effective on some date prior to the date of the hearing. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause will be heard before an Administrative Law Judge on the Initial Hearing Docket at the Corporation Commission, First Floor, Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 at 8:30 a.m., on January 27, 2014, and that this notice be 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 Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior 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 Mel Stahl, V.P. – Land, Dorado E & P Partners, L.L.C., 1401 17th Street, Suite 1500, Denver, CO 80202, Telephone: 720/402-3694 and/or Gregory L. Mahaffey, Attorney, 300 N.E. 1st Street, Oklahoma City, OK 731044004, Telephone: 405/ 236-0478. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF LEGAL NOTICE OKLAHOMA (Published by the Alva ReviewPATRICE DOUGLAS, Chairman Courier on Friday, January 10, 2014.) BOB ANTHONY, Vice-Chairman BEFORE THE CORPORATION DANA L. MURPHY, Commissioner COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF DONE AND PERFORMED ON OKLAHOMA JANUARY 8, 2014. APPLICANT: DORADO E & P BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: PARTNERS, L.L.C. RELIEF SOUGHT: DRILLING AND PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Secretary SPACING UNITS allowable with no downward adjustment made thereto. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the application in this cause requests that the order be entered in this matter be made effective as of the date of the execution thereof or as of a date prior thereto and that the authorization and permission requested herein run in favor of one or both of the Applicants, including Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. acting by and through its agent Chesapeake Operating, Inc., or some other party recommended by Applicants. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the legal descriptions for the land sections adjacent to said Section 13 are Sections 11, 12, 14, 23 and 24, Township 28 North, Range 18 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma and Sections 7, 18 and 19, Township 28 North, Range 17 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause will be referred to an Administrative Law Judge for hearing, taking of evidence and reporting to the Corporation Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause will be heard before an Administrative Law Judge on the Merits Docket at the Corporation Commission, First Floor, Jim Thorpe Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m., on the 28th day of January 2014, and that this notice will be published as required by law and the rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Applicants and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of telephonic communication shall be paid by the person or persons requesting its use. An interested party who wishes to participate by telephone shall contact the Applicants or Applicants’ attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide his or her name and phone number. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action contact Eric Denneny, landman, (405) 935-3726, or Emily P. Smith, attorney, OBA No. 20805, (405) 9358203, Chesapeake Operating, Inc., P.O. Box 18496, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73154-0496. Please refer to Cause CD Number. DONE AND PERFORMED THIS 8th day of January 2014. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA PATRICE DOUGLAS, Chairman BOB ANTHONY, Vice Chairman DANA L. MURPHY, Commissioner BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Secretary
(Published by the Alva Review-Courier on Friday, January 10 and January 17, 2014.) NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed bids will be received at the office of the City Clerk, City of Alva, 415 4th Street, Alva, Oklahoma 73717 until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday the 30th day of January, 2014, at which time they will be opened and read aloud for Sewer System Improvements, to wit: 3890 LF 10” PVC SDR - 26 Sewer Line 14 EA 4’ Diameter Sanitary Sewer Manholes (0-6’) 1 EA 10” X 10” X 6” Wye 40 LF 6” SCH-40 PVC Service Line Connection 795 CY Gravel for Bedding & Backfill 800 LF Excavation & Backfill 0’ to 10’ 1640 LF Excavation & Backfill 0’ to 15’ 1450 LF Excavation & Backfill 0’ to 20’ 107 VF Extra Depth Manhole A bid bond in the amount of 5% of the total amount bid shall be attached to all bids as a guarantee that the successful bidder will, within ten (10) days of the date of notice of award, enter into contract and file the required bonds. No bidder may withdraw his bid within 45 days after the actual date of the opening thereof. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids, waive any irregularities or technicalities without assigning any reason therefore, and to make the awards in the best interest of the Owner. Bids are solicited and a contract award will be made pursuant to the Public Competitive Bidding Act of 1974 as amended (Title 61, O.S. 1981, Sections 101-136 et seq.) Specifications are on file in the office of Myers Engineering, Consulting Engineers, Inc., at 13911 Quail Pointe Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73134 Phone (405) 755-5325, and are available for a non-refundable payment of $75.00 for each bound set and are also available electronically upon a nonrefundable payment of $25.00. Contractor will be issued a username and password to retrieve the Specifications upon payment. Contractor must obtain plans and specifications from the office of the Engineer and be registered on the Engineer’s bid list to be recognized as an eligible bidder for this project. Offerors are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modifications or revisions, so as to reach the office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the solicitation. Any proposal, modification, or revision received at the office designated in the solicitation after the exact time specified for receipt of offers is “late” and will not be considered. City of Alva
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Community Calendar Friday
9 a.m. The Woods County 7 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous Class A CDL Driver to haul Salt Senior Citizens Center, 625 Barnes, meets every Friday at the Senior Water. Competitive wages & Insurance. Call Chris at 580-727- Alva, is open for games and other Citizen Center, 122 1/2 E. Second, activities. Exercise is scheduled Cherokee. 1562
each day at 11 a.m. Transportation Help Wanted provided upon request. Now hiring Class A CDL Drivers. 2-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Contact Heath at 580-541-0520 Museum in Alva is open every day except Monday. For information Needed Feed Truck Driver & General or arranged tours, call 580-327Maintenance. Mechanical skills helpful but not required. Salary Double B Carpentry dependent on skill set. Apply at For all your carpentry needs from Alfalfa County Land and Cattle remodeling, painting, drywall, between the hours of 8-5 M-F. texturing, siding, windows, farm & Located 4.5 miles N of Cherokee ranch, etc. 580-748-1489 For Rent Professional Upholstery Unfurnished Apt w/utilities pd. Lease will all types of furniture. Over 55 & Deposit required before move-in. By Kristi Eaton OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — years experience. Goltry, OK. 580- 580-327-2554. (House avail soon) After the birth of her daughter 496-2351 about a decade ago, Christy Green Help Wanted got an infection in her breast. DocPope Contracting needs a working tors prescribed pain medication, job Superintendent for a commercial and Green got hooked. Authorischool project in Burlington, OK. ties allege she soon began popping Ground up capabilities necessary. more and more pills, assisted by the Call 405-636-0157 for Resume and one person who should have been interview information watching out for her: her doctor. Green died in September 2012 at the age of 33 from drug toxicity, and now the doctor who prescribed her hundreds of pain pills, William Martin Valuck, 71, is facing a murder charge for her death and the deaths of seven other patients who died from drug overdoses. Valuck also faces a murder charge in the death of a man killed by a patient who reportedly caused a fatal wreck while under the influence of pain medication. “He (Valuck) basically gave her a loaded gun and said, ‘Here you go,’” Green’s sister, Kathy Green, told The Associated Press. “He didn’t force her to take those pills, REAL ESTATE & AUCTION but he didn’t help either.” 580-327-1998 www.murrowlandandhome.com A lawyer for Valuck, Danny www.murrowrealestateandauction.com Shadid, did not respond Thursday to a request for comment from the AP. A home number for Shadid was not listed. Shadid also did not respond to requests for comment about the case last month. Court documents in the case paint Valuck as someone who preyed upon vulnerable individuals like Green who were in the depths of addiction, going so far as to have one member of his staff threaten a patient’s mother who pleaded with him to stop overprescribing her daughter. Valuck was the largest prescriber of controlled dangerous substances in Oklahoma from Jan. 1, 2013, to Dec. 26, the day before federal agents arrested him at his home in Kilgore, Texas, according CC Construction Interior-Exterior improvements. Room additions. Plaster Repair & Painting. Handicap. Structural & Non Structural Concrete. Will also accommodate Farm & Ranch. 580307-4598 or 620-825-4285
Saturday 2-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva is open every day except Monday. For information or arranged tours, call 580-3272030.
2-4 p.m. Northwest Oklahoma Genealogy Society will meet at the Alva Public Library. The program on Creating a Living Will will be presented by Lois Brown. Visitors are welcome. Sunday 2-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva is open every day except Monday. For information or arranged tours, call 580-327-2030.
Ex-doctor in Okla. charged with 9 counts of murder
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to an arrest affidavit. “Our investigation has revealed that during a period of approximately one year, Dr. Valuck prescribed extremely large amounts of controlled substances, including the most abused prescription drugs on the street, to numerous patients with very little medical examination or the establishment of a valid doctor-patient relationship,” T.N. Briscoe, an agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, said in the affidavit. A spokesman for the state Bureau of Narcotics said the agency could not discuss any more about the case other than what is in the court documents. Valuck was charged Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court with nine counts of murder and 72 counts of distributing a controlled substance. In addition to Christy Green, Valuck is accused of causing the deaths of Victoria Pretzer, Michelle Salazar, Jennifer Zimmerman, Paul Beesley, Joyce Curnett, SaShawn Saatian and Lorra Hilton by drug toxicity from excessive amounts of prescription drugs. He is also charged in the death of Ronald Blanton, who was killed in December when the vehicle Dustin Hall was driving struck him while Hall was reportedly under the influence of drugs illegally prescribed by Valuck, according to the arrest affidavit. Both federal and state authorities had been investigating Valuck since last January. According to the affidavit, Valuck did not accept any forms of insurance at his practice, and all office visits were paid in cash or credit card. Patient records and interviews indicate Valuck charged $250 for initial office visits, $120 for subsequent visits and $160 for visits that included a urinalysis.
(Published by the Alva Review-Courier on Friday, January 10, 2014.) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WOODS COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA In the Matter of the Estate of Viola Irene Marvin, Deceased. Case No. PB-2013-53 NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL, APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, AND DETERMINATION OF HEIRS, DEVISEES AND LEGATEES Notice is hereby given to all persons interested in the Estate of Viola Irene Marvin, deceased, that on this 5th day of December, 2013, Stanley Kline and Debra Kline produced and filed in the District Court of Woods County and State of Oklahoma, an instrument in writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament and First Codicil of Viola Irene Marvin, deceased, and also filed in said Court her Petition praying for the probate of said Will, and that Letters Testamentary be issued thereon to Stanley Kline and Debra Kline, and requesting that this Court determine the identity of all the heirs, devisees and legatees.
In the case of Jennifer Zimmerman, the 34-year-old woman had told an investigator with the Drug Enforcement Administration that she didn’t need all the pills Valuck was prescribing and she was trying to get off of them. Indeed, another doctor who treated Zimmerman at a hospital reduced the number and amount of pain medication. But when Valuck learned about the reduction, he said that was wrong and changed the prescription back without discussing it with the other doctor, according to the affidavit. When Zimmerman’s mother called Valuck’s office to try to get him to stop overprescribing her daughter, she was threatened for harassment by a member of the doctor’s staff, according to the affidavit. Jennifer Zimmerman was found unconscious on Dec. 6 with her arm resting on a bundle of Christmas lights she had been trying to decorate a tree with. It was one day after she had filled a prescription for 330 pain medication pills from Valuck. On Dec. 13, Valuck’s attorney surrendered his client’s medical license. Valuck is being held at the Oklahoma County jail. For Kathy Green, the criminal case has brought some peace as she deals with her sister’s death and takes care of her niece. She just hopes people remember that despite her sister’s setbacks, she was a good person. “Christy was a great person with a great heart and very loving and compassionate,” Kathy Green said. “Unfortunately, she just had an addiction to pain medication.” *** Follow Kristi Eaton on Twitter at http://twitter.com/kristieaton . *** Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com
Pursuant to an Order of said Court made on the 5th day of December, 2013, notice is hereby given that Friday, the 31st day of January, 2014, at 1:30 P.M., of said day of the regular term of said Court, has been appointed as the time for hearing said Petition and proving said Will and First Codicil at the District Courthouse in Alva, in said County of Woods, and when and where all persons interested may appear and contest the same. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 5th day of December, 2013. s/Mickey J. Hadwiger JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT Edward E. Sutter, OBA #8778 Attorney for Executor and Executix 401 College Avenue P.O. Box 213 Alva, OK 73717 (580) 327-1511
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Police officer to be on duty 2014-15 cheer at Alva school campuses and dance tryout Alva Public Schools and Northwest Technology dates announced By Marione Martin A new police presence will be available to Alva public schools and the Northwest Technology Center in Alva. Monday night, the Alva City Council approved agreements with the two school systems to provide a CLEET certified officer with hourly pay reimbursed to the city. Alva Business Manager Joe Don Dunham told the council the Alva schools started discussing the possibility of a school resource officer (SRO) in March 2013. At that time the Alva Police Department did not have sufficient trained staff to provide such a service. Since then the city has been able to hire and train enough officers to provide the service. The SRO will work with the school systems for the remainder of the school year. It is anticipated the officer will work six hours per day for the Alva school district and two hours per day for Northwest Technology. The schools will reimburse the city at the rate of $28.03 per hour on a monthly basis for the actual hours worked. The rate was calculated on the officer’s salary, the cost of benefits and the costs associated with providing equipment for the officer. During the summer months, the officer will work with the Alva Police Department to ensure coverage for scheduled time off. The SRO will be an employee of the Alva Police Department, subject to all personnel policies and practices of the department. The police department, at its sole discretion, will have the power to hire, discharge and discipline the SRO. Duties of School Resource Officer The agreement states the SRO’s duties shall include, but not be limited to, the following: • Be an extension of the principal’s office for assignments consistent with this agreement. • Be a visible, active law enforcement figure on campus dealing with law enforcement matters and school code violations originating on the assigned campus. • Act as the designee of the campus administrator in maintaining the physical plant of the assigned campus to provide a safe environment as to law enforcement matters and school code violations. This includes building(s), grounds, parking lot(s), lockers and other public school property. • Provide a classroom resource for law education using approved materials. • Serve as a resource for students which will enable them to be associated with a law enforcement future in the student’s environment. • Be a resource for teachers, parents and students for conferences on an individual basis dealing with individual problems or questions, particularly in the area of substance control. • Make appearances before site councils, parent groups and other groups associated with the campus and as a speaker on a variety of requested topics, particularly drug and alcohol abuse. • Will not be involved in ordinary school discipline UNLESS it pertains to preventing a potential disruption and/or climate that places students at risk of harm. Disciplining students is the district’s responsibility, and only when the principal and the SRO agree that the SRO’s assistance is needed to maintain a safe and
proper school environment will the principal request SRO involvement. • If the principal believes that in a given situation or incident there is a law violation, the principal may request SRO involvement. • All law enforcement agencies requesting to conduct formal police interviews, interrogations and arrests of any student shall be referred to the SRO. • The SRO will be familiar with helpful community agencies, such as mental health clinics, drug treatment centers, etc., that offer assistance to dependency- and delinquency-prone youths and their families. Referrals will be made when necessary. • The SRO and the principal will develop plans and strategies to prevent and/or minimize dangerous situations that might result in student unrest. • The SRO is first and foremost a law enforcement officer. This fact must be reinforced. • The SRO may be asked to provide communitywide crime prevention presentations that include, but are not limited to: Drugs and the law – adult and juvenile; alcohol and the law – adult and juvenile; sexual assault prevention; safety programs – adult and juvenile; assistance in other crime programs as assigned. • The SRO shall wear approved department uniforms, formal business attire or business casual with appropriate logos and name badges depending on the time of the school year, the type of school activity or programs, as deemed appropriate by the parties. • The SRO shall wear department-authorized duty weapons in accordance with department policy.
Northwestern Oklahoma State has scheduled tryout dates for its 2014-15 cheerleading squad and dance team. Tryouts for both teams will be preceded by open gym sessions on Saturday, Feb. 8 (9 a.m. to noon), and Friday, Feb. 21 (6-8 p.m.). Official tryouts will take place over two days in late March. Registration begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 28, with an informal tryout session beginning at 6:30 p.m., during which participants will learn the materials. A registra-
Valencia selected for local chapter at UCO The Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society has selected Jennifer Valencia for membership in the local chapter at University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). Jennifer is a graduate of Alva High School. She is majoring in family life education – child evelopment. Her expected date of graduation is May 2015. Jennifer is the daughter of Steve and Janet Valencia. Delta Epsilon Iota was established to recognize and encourage academic excellence in all fields of study. The organization rewards outstanding students through financial scholarships, provides leadership opportunities to its members and promotes the principles of eedication, enthusiasm and initiative among students participating
deter recreational pot users from reserving a seat on his van, Allen said. He said on each trip his passengers will tour at least one marijuana dispensary and grow site in Denver, and spend the night in Denver before returning on Sunday. Allen, who said his primary residence is now Denver, watched as the city geared up for the recent legalization of recreational marijuana. He said he returns often to Salina, his hometown, and began to think perhaps he could provide a passenger service for other Salinaarea residents. Allen said that in Colorado, medical marijuana is available only to people with a medical marijuana card and is taxed at a rate of 7 percent. He said Kansans who buy marijuana will have to pay the 25
in higher education throughout the United States. Students qualify on the basis of academic achievement. Prospective members must have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours at an accredited college or university while maintaining a 3.30 cumulative grade point average \or a scholastic ranking within the top 15 percent of their class. Delta Epsilon Iota’s membership is comprised of outstanding scholars attending many of the finest colleges and universities in the country. Organizational vision and cutting edge resources have made the society one of the leading academic development organizations, synonymous with leadership and excellence in academic life.
Learn how to apply for college scholarships
Northwest Technology Center (NWTC), in cooperation with Alva High School and Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU), will present a workshop on financial assistance for higher education. The workshop, “The Insider’s Guide for Applying and Receiving Scholarships,” is planned for Monday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. in the seminar room at NWTC, 1801 11th St. in Alva. Those presenting include Rita Castleberry, director of financial aid and scholarships at NWOSU; Tammy Duncan, guidance counselor at Alva High School; Ashlee Sneary, financial aid director at percent recreational tax rate. NWTC; and Karen Koehn, guidAlthough Colorado has allowed ance counselor at NWTC. Followlegal marijuana use for adults, the drug remains illegal under federal law. According to the federal Office of National Drug Control Policy, marijuana can cause significant health and behavioral problems, especially for young users, and the drug can be addictive. *** Honor rolls at SouthwestInformation from: The Salina ern Oklahoma State University (Kan.) Journal, http://www.salina. (SWOSU) in Weatherford have com been announced for the 2013 fall semester. Local students named to
Salina man plans trips to Denver for pot users
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A Colorado man is planning to offer rides from Salina to Denver for adults who want to buy legal marijuana. Bart Allen says he hopes to begin driving a 12-passenger Mercedes van for Saturday overnight trips to Denver this weekend. Allen said his target customers for his new shuttle service, called UberDank Destinations, will be people 45 or older who want to learn whether the drug could help them ease medical conditions, The Salina Journal reported (http://bit.ly/19fNhkv ). “I have found that for most of the people I know, when you get sick, the rules change immensely for what you think is right and wrong,” Allen said. “You do what you have to do to take care of yourself.” The $420 cost of the trip will
tion fee of $15 is due at the time of tryouts, along with a signed participation release form. Prospective dance team members will begin formal tryouts on Saturday, March 29, at 8:30 a.m. with cheerleaders to follow at 1 p.m. The Percefull Fieldhouse gym will be open 30 minutes prior to each session for warmups. For more information on tryouts or to learn more about cheer and dance scholarships, contact Spirit Coordinator Kaylyn Hansen at 580327-8439 or email@example.com.
ing the presentation, there will be a question and answer session. “Anyone who is considering college or any type of higher education should plan to attend this seminar,” said Koehn. “High school students are encouraged to bring their parents. The information that is shared will be extremely helpful in creating a financial plan for postsecondary education. I encourage anyone with a student as young as in the ninth grade to attend and to begin the planning process.” This is a free seminar; however, please call 580.327.0344 to reserve your seat. More information on this seminar is available on the NWTC website at www.nwtech.edu or by calling 580.327.0344.
Local students announced for honor roll at SWOSU
the list are: Alva – Jordan Bradley Franz Cherokee – John Austin Bradshaw, Adrienne Noel Williamson Fairview – Dakota Levi Kramp
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