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Unidentified driver killed in collision with semi Tuesday By Marione Martin Identification is still pending on a driver who died in a collision with a semi Tuesday in Alfalfa County. The fatal collision occurred at 3:30 p.m. on SH 11 at County Road 660. Levi Preston Wilson, 35, of Newalla was driving a 1998 Volvo semi eastbound in a construction zone. A 2007 Ford pickup was traveling west in the construction zone. Wilson locked up his brakes to avoid a flagman and exited the road to the right. He re-entered the roadway crossing the center line and struck the pickup. The driver

of the pickup was pinned in the vehicle for approximately 2.5 hours. Information on the driver has been withheld pending identification and notification of next of kin. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Darrin Lancaster investigated the scene, assisted by troopers Lisa Jorgensen, Kevin Edsall, Randy McCullough, Gene Goodson, Jon Cotner, Ton Sessions and Lt. Ken Jordan. Also assisting were the Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Office, Cherokee Fire Department, Nescatunga Fire Department, AmoritaByron Fire Department.

Commissioners declare burn ban in effect for Woods County

By Lynn L. Martin The Woods County commissioners approved $2,750 in road crossing permits at their Monday meeting: D3 15-25-13 10-25-13 Midstates Petroleum Co. Water $500 D1 35-28-14 34-28-14 Chesapeake Energy Electric $500 D3 7-25-14 6-25-14 Rural Water Water D1 19-27-13 19-27-13 Pioneer Telephone Telephone D1 2-28-15 26-28-16 Select Energy Services Water $1,750 They paid a bill of $420.22 for transporting a juvenile to a treatment facility. In other action, they transferred two snowplows from District 2 to District 3, and a 1997 Ford pickup from District 2 to the free fair. Another agenda item was the sale of District 1 grader to Major County. Several smaller inventory items were also handled. Trading District 2 and District 3 tractors and mowers, junking the free fair PA system and speakers, the sale of the assessor’s computers and junking a District 1 copier. The Woods County commissioners voted Tuesday morning, Jan. 21, to implement a 30-day burn ban that will be reviewed weekly. In the event the governor declares a statewide burn ban, the restrictions in that ban will take precedence over the county-level ban. Part of the ban reads, “It is unlawful for any person to set fire to any forest, grass, range, crop or other wild lands, or to build a campfire or bonfire, or to burn trash or other material that may cause a forest, grass, range, crop or other wild lands fire. This ban includes fireworks for private or public use.” The commissioners wanted to avoid putting people out of work in jobs that have some hazard of producing flame. For example, welding/ cutting torch and grinding activities are permitted if conducted over a non-combustible surface of at least 10 feet by 10 feet and when welding blankets or screens are used to cover flammable vegetation, wind speeds are less than 20 mph, and a fire watch person other than the welder is posted at the torch/cutting site with a fire extinguisher. Outdoor cooking in LPG and natural gas grills may be done if positioned over a non-flammable surface. A fine of not more than $500 and imprisonment of not more than one year in jail may be imposed if these rules are violated.

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A Texas man died Tuesday morning when his pickup collided with a Burlington Northern - Santa Fe freight train. Teodulo Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene located on Dewey Road between county roads 470 and 480. Aerial photo by Lynn L. Martin

Texas man dies in collision with train near Hopeton By Marione Martin A Ft. Worth, Texas, man died Tuesday morning, Jan. 21, when he failed to yield to a freight train in Woods County. Teodulo Ramirez, 53, sustained massive injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The collision occurred at 10:06 a.m. on Dewey Road, east of County Road 470. The location is southeast of Hopeton. Ramirez was driving a 2010

Nissan Titan pickup eastbound on the roadway. A Burlington Northern – Santa Fe freight train engineered by Chad Mahan, 41, of Amarillo, Texas, was running in a southeasterly direction on the railroad tracks. Martinez did not stop and his pickup was struck by the train. The conductor for the train was Tina Adams, 46, of Amarillo, Texas. The train occupants were not injured. Ramirez was ejected from the

pickup. He was not using a seatbelt, and the airbags did not deploy. There will be further investigation into the cause of the collision. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Randy McCullough was assisted at the scene by troopers Lisa Jorgensen, Kevin Edsall and Jeff Jech. Also assisting were the Woods County Sheriff’s Department, Alva Fire Department and Alva Ambulance.

Three-vehicle wreck on Alva’s Oklahoma Boulevard By Marione Martin Two vehicles were stopped on Oklahoma Boulevard (US64) in Alva waiting to make a left turn when a third vehicle came up behind them and failed to stop, causing a chain reaction of collisions. The wreck occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 3:45 p.m. at Oklahoma Boulevard and Noble. According to the police report, Brandon Weaver, 23, of Boon-

eville Logan, Ark., was driving a 1999 Ford F15 east on Oklahoma Boulevard and was stopped to wait for oncoming traffic before turning left. Behind Weaver was a 1996 red Ford Explorer driven by Loren Spray, 20, of Enid, also stopped. Luman Gunner, 21, of Burns Flat arrived behind Spray’s vehicle, saw the turn signal and tried to stop. Gunner told police the brakes on his 2005 yellow

Chevrolet pickup were hard to push. His pickup struck the Spray vehicle, which then hit the Weaver vehicle. Gunner complained of pain in his right shoulder and was taken to the Share Medical Center emergency room by the Alva EMS. The Gunner pickup had to be towed from the scene. Alva K9 Officer Patrick Hawley investigated the collision.

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Share Medical Center board Progress on sewer meeting less stressed line for Atwoods store By Lynn L. Martin With many overdue debts paid, the Alva Hospital Authority had a more relaxed board meeting Tuesday evening. The hospital received the $1.48 million reimbursement after achieving an EHR (electronic health records) milestone. As a result the EHR note was paid off at BancCentral and Community Banks and the balance was used to pay overdue bills to local vendors first, and then other vendors after that. Average daily census in December was 1.56 patients at the hospital with an average length of stay at 3.20. Emergency room (ER) visits were 306, down from the 401 in December of last year. The nursing home averaged 52.68 patients, down from 58.16 a year ago. Dr. Colvert’s clinic had 184 patients, but when ER calls were added, his total hit 265. Dr, Elizabeth Kinzie acquired 17 new patients for a total of 303 visits. Her wound care clinic drew 36 patients. Last year it served 69 in the same month. Statistics of local physicians admitting patients to the hospital in December were: Kinzie – 4,, Colvert – 0, Bierig – 7, and Self – 6. The total hospital accounts receivable stood at $4,650,625 at the

end of 2013, but about half of that is more than 150 days old. The hospital had an operating loss of $369,674. That was made worse because no sales tax payment was shown in December. That figure last year was $129,354. The nursing home had a loss of $9,411 and the Homestead had a loss of $9,695 but overall was up more than $30,000 for the year. The Homestead lost seven renters since the end of September for health reasons. Several were having problems with dementia and chose to be moved into more appropriate care facilities including both local nursing homes. The Kinzie clinic had a profit of $28,413 and the Colvert clinic had a profit of $10,044. In the chief of medical staff report, Kinzie reported two appointments to staff: Dr. Ricky Reaves, MD, pathology, added to courtesy staff; and Brett Purvis, PA-C, physician’s assistant (PA). Kinzie reported the new PA in her office, Lindsey Pruitt, PA-C, is being accepted quite well and is doing a great job. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kandice Allen expressed appreciation for the 4,082.75 of volunteer hours provided by 11 volunteers

over 2013. She said, “We REALLY need these volunteers and they are helping so much!” She especially mentioned Lynn Heasley’s volunteer award that was featured in the local newspaper. An important piece of lab equipment has been added. It is a coagulation analyzer from ACLElite. Bridgett Cosby, the new representative from St. Anthony Hospital who is replacing Kyle Nondorf, was at the meeting. She is a former CEO at Paul’s Valley hospital but now works with the affiliated hospitals.

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Alva High School Jack Rabbit newspaper launched By Lynn L. Martin The journalism class teacher, Chris Eckhardt, at Alva High School, was perusing old Alva High School (AHS) yearbooks and discovered that back in 1918 AHS students produced a school newspaper called the Jack Rabbit. A little more investigation revealed that the Jack Rabbit was also referenced in the 1922, 1925 and 1927 yearbooks. Eckhardt took the idea of re-starting the Jack Rabbit publication to AHS Principal Randy Atkins. Being that Atkins

is an avid historian, it was an easy “Yes!” Eckhardt describes the project as a supplement to the existing journalism/yearbook work. He said, “This is a dead time of year with about the only extracurricular thing going on is basketball.” He says his seven students “eagerly grabbed the idea and ran with it.” He illustrated that for the first time in decades AHS is going to permit an “open prom” where Alva juniors and seniors may have juniorsenior dates from other schools. A

Woods County Forecast Friday Sunny, with a high near 52. Wind chill values as low as -1 early. South southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 31. Southwest wind around 11 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Saturday Sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 31. South southwest wind 6 to 9 mph. Sunday Sunny, with a high near 62.

Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Monday A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 29. Monday Night A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 18. Wednesday Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.

Jack Rabbit reporter went out seeking comments from students and within half an hour returned with a page and a half of quotes. These comments will be used in the first “Rant and Rave” column. Other topics planned include student profiles and “This Week in History” either about AHS or the nation. The Jack Rabbit will not be a printed product but rather an online blog-format presentation, which is typically a scrolling column. He noted the student profiles might be done in a video format. Eckhardt expects the students to update the blog and make changes up to four times a week during busy weeks and two or three times a week during slower times. He doubts that much activity will occur during the summer except for general school postings. The students participating include Braylyn Graybill, Brianna Kurtz, Brianna Louthan, Brianna Duppenthaler, Kristina Duppenthaler, Savannah Breeden and Rylan Castleberry. Eckhardt said the web address is https://twitter.com/ahs_jackrabbit. He said viewers can also sign up and follow by email. The form for that is also at the above website.

By Marione Martin Business Manager Joe Don Dunham updated the Alva City Council on several projects in his report Jan. 21. He discussed finances, the sewer and water lines east of town, the Professional Building, the well field, the swimming pool, a REAP grant, the airport and the transfer station. Finances Halfway through the fiscal year, Alva has collected a little more than

half of the projected revenue for the year at 51.86 percent. The city has spent or encumbered 43 percent of the year’s budgeted expenses for the six major operating funds. The amount of revenue collected in the past six months is three percent above what was collected the first six months of the preceding year. Dunham said the largest revenue increases are in collections for in-

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Sex education varies among Oklahoma school districts By Carmen Forman Oklahoma Watch Oklahoma public schools vary widely in the amount of sex education they provide students, with some of the largest districts offering limited or no programs, according to a check of nearly a dozen districts by Oklahoma Watch. Among the state’s five largest districts, the largest, Oklahoma City Public Schools, provides no sex-education classes to students at any grade level, although the district used to offer a comprehensive program two decades ago. Tulsa Public Schools began providing a comprehensive program this school year, and will expand the classes later this semester. Among the next three largest districts, Moore Public Schools offers the least amount of sex education, teaching only HIV/AIDS education; Edmond and Putnam City public schools conduct short-term events for the student body as a whole. The Oklahoma Department of Education does not keep records of which of the state’s 520 districts teach sex education. The state is one of 29 states that don’t mandate sex education in public schools, according to a recent report by the Guttmacher Institute, a research nonprofit. Along with 32 other states and the District of Columbia, Oklahoma does require HIV/AIDS-prevention education in schools. Some studies have found that comprehensive sex-education pro-

grams help reduce teen birth rates, with one study showing such programs don’t increase sexual activity or sexually transmitted diseases. Oklahoma has the nation’s fourth highest teen birth rate, with 6,496 births, or 50.4 per 1,000 females aged 15 to 19 in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Teen pregnancies have declined in Oklahoma and nationally, with Oklahoma’s rate dropping by about 14 percent since 2007. In 2011, 50 percent of female high school students and 51 percent of male high school students in Oklahoma reported having sexual intercourse, according to a state profile by the Sexuality and Information Council of the United States, a nonprofit devoted to education about sexuality and reproductive health. That compares with 46 percent and 49 percent nationwide. Comprehensive sex education includes medically accurate information on topics such as relationships, human development, abstinence, the benefits and side effects of all contraception, disease prevention and how to avoid unwanted sexual advances, according to the sexuality council. HIV/AIDS education includes a discussion of the spread and prevention of the disease. Oklahoma law requires school districts to send notes to parents informing them of all sex education and HIV/AIDS-prevention classes.

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Ryan: House will take up immigration in pieces By Paul J. Weber SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday told Texas business leaders eager for changes to immigration laws that House Republicans will tackle reform in pieces and ruled out negotiations with the Senate on its comprehensive measure. The Wisconsin Republican didn’t offer a timetable ahead of next week’s GOP House caucus annual retreat, where Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has said immigration will top the agenda. Supporters of an immigration overhaul are renewing hopes that 2014 could bring the first sweeping changes in decades. Ryan expressed optimism at a luncheon hosted by the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce but reiterated an insistence

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among GOP lawmakers that reforms happen piecemeal. “Let’s just say it’s eight bills — I don’t know. These will represent a smart approach,” Ryan said. “We don’t want to get into a situation where we end up with some big 1,000-page bill. But we do realize there are things that have to be sequenced.” The Senate last year passed a comprehensive, bipartisan bill that addressed border security, provided enforcement measures and offered a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally. Ryan made it clear that if the Republican-led House passes a handful of immigration bills, it won’t enter talks with the Democratic-led Senate on its legislation. “We’re not going to enter into a process that entertains the idea of taking the Senate bill. So we won’t what we call ‘conference’ with the Senate bill. So we’re going to do it our own way,” he said. President Barack Obama has signaled he’s open to a piecemeal approach but has said all the components must be done in the end. Ryan said Boehner will lay out principles that will include border security and enforcement of immigration laws — an area where Ryan says Republicans “have a hard time trusting” Obama. Ryan, who heads the House Budget Committee, favors a way for immigrants living in the country illegally to “come out of the shadows” without granting amnesty. He told the audience that immigration “is good for America” and the economy but said the government must keep track of who’s coming and going. Some in the crowd worried about the piecemeal approach. One restaurant owner told Ryan he could lose employees who are checked under the federal E-Verify system to other industries depending on what order Congress tackled immigration reforms. Ryan said Republicans were aware of those concerns. “Again, divided government — we are dealing with an executive branch that we have problems with,” Ryan said. “We want to make sure that these security guarantees are locked in and are independently verified as these other parts of the law occur.”

In My Corner By Arden Chaffee The mission of the Army changed with the events of 9/11. Preparation for tank battles with members of the Warsaw Pact is no longer a priority and the Army of today is more likely to neutralize the threat of terrorists and insurgents using clandestine operational units, men in black, who arrive in an SUV. While we must maintain a standing Army to counter the threat of land operations in North Korea or Iran, the quick mobilization of special operations units, which make up only five percent of today’s force, should be a priority. While the generals entrenched in conventional-warfare thought are clamoring for a new ground combat vehicle that holds nine, a full

squad, it would be so big and heavy that most civilian bridges could not accommodate it. While a third of the Pentagon’s air vehicles are drones, only a tiny fraction of current ground vehicles are remotely controlled. Another issue that is politically unpopular is to cut from the top. During World War II, there was one officer for each 1,500 enlisted. Today the ratio is 1:4. Military author Tom Ricks says, “I don’t think our current crop of generals is well prepared to shape the military for the unknown challenges that lie ahead.” Sequestration budget cuts are certain to force some restructuring. While no one recommends totally reinventing the Army, Arnold Punaro, a retired Marine Major General and defense analyst says, “We’re going to turn the Department of Defense into a benefits company that occasionally kills a terrorist.”

Random Thoughts

The American Empire – Part 3 By Roger Hardaway In 1898 and 1899 the United States obtained two overseas possessions – Hawaii and American Samoa – as we embarked upon an age of empire building. We “annexed” these territories without worrying about what the residents of those islands thought about belonging to the U.S. Another way of acquiring possessions was by declaring war on another country that already owned an empire and forcing it to cede its overseas territories to us. Thus it was that in 1898 Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt encouraged President William McKinley to follow a course of action that led to the Spanish American War. At one time, Spain owned much territory in the Americas but it sold the Louisiana Purchase to France in 1800 and lost Mexico and other areas to independence a few years later. In 1898 one of the most important areas that Spain still controlled was Cuba. Roosevelt and McKinley wanted it, but many Congressmen

refused to support a war to seize the island. Many American voters were immigrants from countries that did not practice democracy. Consequently, they did not like the idea of strong countries beating up on weak ones. At this point, powerful journalists like William Randolph Hearst ran stories in their magazines and newspapers (hoping to sway public opinion in favor of war) about how Spain was brutalizing the Cuban people. In the meantime, McKinley sent a U.S. naval ship to Havana (the capital of Cuba) as a show of force to warn the Spaniards not to mistreat the Cubans. When the ship exploded, U.S. newspapers speculated that Spain had done it (although several later investigations argued that this was not the case). Therefore, with the war being touted as one to retaliate against Spain’s alleged attack on our ship and to free the Cuban people from Spanish atrocities, Congress passed a resolution declaring war on Spain. The U.S. Secretary of State referred to the resulting conflict as a “splendid little war” that expanded our empire – as we will see next week in Part 4 of this story.


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Should I stay or should I go? Crankcase additive is By Kathy Mitchell And Marcy Sugar Dear Annie: I was married for 21 years, until my wife decided to call it quits. It’s been four years since the divorce. She is now dating someone from work. I suspect this co-worker is the reason she left me, but I truly do not care anymore and have moved on with my life. For the past two years, I have been dating “Lois.” We don’t live together. We both have teenage children and don’t think living together is a good idea. But, Annie, every morning I ask myself: Should I stay, or should I go? I am 49 and Lois is 42. We often argue about stupid things. She quickly gets over these spats, but I don’t. So, tell me: How do I know whether it’s love or just companionship? -- Need Advice Dear Need: If every morning you question whether you should stick around, the answer is no, you shouldn’t. You don’t mention that you love Lois or even enjoy her company. You seem to fight often in ways that disturb you. Being with someone who doesn’t make you happy is not the solution to loneliness. Dear Annie: My parents divorced after 15 years of marriage. My father remarried and passed away in 2004. My mother married a man and divorced him after 18 years. He, too, has passed away. My mother believes that my aunts, uncles and cousins on my

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father’s side are still her relatives because they are related to me. She says she is still the aunt to my cousins on that side of the family. My brother adds to this dilemma by bringing Mom to some of these family gatherings where my paternal aunts ignore her and my cousins ask why she is there. She seems hurt by this. So is Mom still a part of my dad’s family? She has nieces from her second marriage, but she has never included me in those gatherings, and I don’t even know them. Are these unknown cousins relatives to me? -- Child in the Middle Dear Child: Your mother is related only insofar as the relatives want her to be. If she was “aunt” to your cousins for 15 years, they may still think of her this way. However, it sounds as if they are not interested in being related any longer, in which case, they don’t have to be. The same goes for your stepcousins. Unless you are suddenly interested in getting to know them better, you do not need to consider yourself related. Dear Annie: I’m writing in response to “Heart Full of Joy in Pennsylvania,” who divorced her cheating husband after 35 years and finally found happiness. I’ve been married for 36 years, and my husband has lived a secret life the entire time. I’ve known about it, but turned my head and kept up a good front so the children

could have a happy childhood. Now the kids are grown, and I’ve decided I cannot live the lie anymore. I told the children that their dad has been unfaithful, but I didn’t disclose the details that he has been living “on the down low,” having casual sex with men at public parks and going to swingers clubs. My kids are hurt, and feel that their happy childhood was a lie. I often wonder if I am being selfish. After all, the marriage isn’t horrible, but it isn’t a true marriage. My counselor says the kids will come around eventually and will realize that I am much happier now that I’m out of my dysfunctional marriage. I just want to say that “Heart Full of Joy” has given me hope. Though I’m not interested in finding someone else right now, perhaps there is a man out there who will cherish me, honor me and truly love me. -- Tired of Living the Lie 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.

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tergovernmental revenues (grants), licenses and permits, investment income and transfers in. All other areas have shown declines from the year before. Expenses are down 11 percent from the same time last year. Personnel expenses are three percent higher. In the combined categories of materials and supplies with other services and charges, the city shows a 40 percent decrease in expenses. However, the city has spent $59,000 more in capital improvements above last year. Dunham said overall through December 2013, the city collected $890,000 more than was expended. Sewer Line Construction After delays for various reasons, the sewer and water lines to service the new Atwoods store east of Alva are nearer completion. The city received Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) permits for both water and sewer lines. The water line has been completed using materials already on hand. The sewer line construction was advertised for bids on Jan. 10. Bids will be opened on Jan. 30 after which they will be evaluated and placed on the agenda for the Alva Utility Authority meeting Feb. 3. Dunham said the sewer line project would probably take about a month. The city is still working on annexation of the Atwoods location into the city. Equipment Purchases Now that the city has a lease purchase agreement in place with Community Bank, staff members are actively searching for equipment to fill needs. Dunham said they currently have state bid prices for a backhoe for the water department and are evaluating equipment for the fire, street and sanitation departments. Several purchases were on the council agenda for Jan. 21.

Professional Building The city-owned Professional Building located across from City Hall is fully occupied said Dunham. He said the last two suites were rented during the week of Jan. 17 to a water company that was moving from Colorado. Well Field and Swimming Pool After the heavy snows in February 2013 cut off power to Alva’s well field, the city has been working to ensure back-up power is available. The city recently authorized the purchase of wire needed to connect eight wells to two generators. The two pedestals for the generators have been constructed. When the wire arrives, crews will bury it in the well field and an electrician will connect the wiring to the cutoffs on the pedestals. The city has one portable generator and plans to purchase another. Dunham said the city will be starting swimming pool repairs shortly. “We’re going to be starting that so the swimming pool can be opened in a timely manner this year,” he said. Over the past two years, the city has not been able to keep chlorine levels at an acceptable level because of the constant need to add water to make up for the leaks. They believe they have finally identified the problem and will be working to correct the issues. REAP Grant Alva has received verbal notification that its application for a $50,000 REAP grant has been approved. The grant will be used to replace the corner of Third and Flynn and to provide curb and guttering for six blocks along Locust, Church and Center streets. The cost of the project is estimated at $143,173 with the city covering 93,173 of the bill. Airport Runway and FAA

The city was told Monday by the engineers that there were some deficiencies in the surveys loaded onto the FAA website for final approval of the new airport runway. The engineers said the problem involves some coding errors. If the reports had been examined by humans, they probably would have passed. However, the FAA software is more exacting. “We just have to get it back in their system where their computer system can read it,” said Dunham. Transfer Station According to Dunham, the final bid specifications for the transfer station north of Alva were expected in the city offices by the end of this week. “We’ll send it on to ODEQ for permitting with payment after the next council meeting,” Dunham said. He said ODEQ approval would probably take two to four weeks after which the project can be slated for bids. Job Openings The city still has a number of job openings including parksbuilding maintenance, sanitation worker, street worker and watersewer worker. Committee and Board Reports The Alva Recreation Authority met last week, but Scott Brown, council representative on that board, was absent from the council meeting so there was no report. Finance Committee Chairman Wes Miller said the committee met just before the council meeting. “We talked about a training session we’re having put on for front office staff,” he said. “We’re bringing someone in to train them on the computer software.” He said the office has several staff members who are new to the program. They also discussed the annexation east of Alva and signed claims to be submitted to the council.

safe but ineffective at removing sludge

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi Dear Tom and Ray: Is it safe to add a few capfuls of denatured alcohol to the crankcase of my two older vehicles to remove oil sludge before I change the oil? -- Lorilee RAY: Is it safe? Well, I don’t think it’s ever a good idea to dilute your oil. But you can put a couple of capfuls of almost anything in five quarts of oil without doing a whole lot of damage. I mean, you can add a couple of capfuls of cat urine to your crankcase and still drive the car for a long time. The question is, Why would you want to? TOM: The same question should be asked of denatured alcohol. I don’t see a good reason to do it. RAY: First of all, while denatured alcohol is a solvent, we have no idea whether it does anything to remove engine sludge. TOM: Second, we don’t even know if you HAVE excessive engine sludge. Did your mechanic tell you that your oil is not draining down quickly enough from the top of the engine? Or do you just have S.A.D.: sludge anxiety disorder? RAY: Unfortunately, even if you’re sure your engine is sludged up, it’s unlikely that any oil additive is going to fix it. TOM: We work on Volvos that develop sludge problems sometimes. What happens is that the crankcase ventilation system gets

plugged up and doesn’t allow oil fumes to be purged from the engine. So those fumes get trapped and solidify, forming sludge and gunking up the top of the engine. RAY: At that point, the only way to remove the sludge is to remove the valve cover and actually scrape off the stuff. TOM: If you’re wanting to add the denatured alcohol simply as a preventative measure -- if you’re worried about getting sludge in the future -- then the single best thing you can do is change the oil regularly instead, and make sure your crankcase ventilation system is working properly. RAY: Save the denatured alcohol for cleaning your windows. And on those nights when you toss and turn, restlessly worrying that sludge is somehow building up inside your valve train, get up and change the oil, then go back to bed. *** Which is cheaper, buying or leasing? Should you keep a car forever or dump it after three years, before trouble starts? Find out in Tom and Ray’s pamphlet “Should I Buy, Lease, or Steal My Next Car?” Send $4.75 (check or money order) to Next Car, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. *** Get more Click and Clack in their new book, “Ask Click and Clack: Answers from Car Talk.” Got a question about cars? Write to Click and Clack in care of this newspaper, or email them by visiting the Car Talk website at www. cartalk.com.


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Parents can opt out if they don’t want their children participating. In many districts, some required classes, such as health or biology, cover the basic biological facts of reproduction. Here’s what Oklahoma Watch found in its checks with school districts: Largest Districts • Oklahoma City Public Schools had a comprehensive sex education program about 20 years ago, but has since phased it out due to the need to spend more time focusing on college preparedness and standardized tests, said Susan Johnson-Staples, college career readiness and guidance services director. Now high school students get some related information in biology and anatomy classes and in elective health and family classes, she said. “I think over the last many years, there has been this tremendous emphasis to make sure our kids are academically prepared when they leave school,” Johnson-Staples said.

LEGAL NOTICE

(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Friday, January 24, 2014.) BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANTS: CHESAPEAKE OPERATING, INC. AND CHESAPEAKE EXPLORATION, L.L.C. RELIEF SOUGHT: WELL LOCATION EXCEPTION LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 28 NORTH, RANGE 12 WEST OF THE IM, ALFALFA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA Cause CD No. 201400518 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 Alfalfa 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 31, Township 28 North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, for the Tonkawa, Lansing-Kansas City, Big Lime, Oswego, Cherokee and Mississippian 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

“I don’t think it is that there isn’t a need (for sex education). I don’t even think it’s a case of people perhaps don’t recognize a need. The focus is just over here (on academic subjects).” • Tulsa Public Schools partnered with several local organizations to start teaching comprehensive sex education and pregnancy-prevention in the fall – something never done before in the district. The classes started in two middle schools and two high schools, said Jim Walker, Tulsa Youth Services executive director, who is helping with the initiative. Because the curriculum was successful in the fall, Tulsa Public Schools will introduce it in all high schools this spring, Walker said. The “evidence-based” classes were taught at three different grade levels about once a week during the semester, Walker said. • Moore Public Schools teaches only HIV/AIDS education, spokesman Jimi Fleming said.

• Edmond Public Schools has a two-hour annual program for eighth graders that addresses puberty, drugs and alcohol use, symptoms of and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), abstinence and the ramifications of unprotected sex, spokeswoman Susan Parks-Schlepp said. Sex education aspects, such as sperm and egg cell fertilization and abstinence, are taught in required classes such as health and biology. Extracurricular family planning classes also include discussions of STIs, safe sex practices and abstinence, Parks-Schlepp said Putnam City Public Schools, the state’s fifth largest district, requires all freshman boys and girls who don’t opt out to attend health forums about abstinence and sexually transmitted diseases. The district’s three high schools also offer optional classes on health and family and consumer science. The classes cover a range of topics,

including body care, fertilization, reproduction and abstinence, spokesman Steve Lindley said. Other Districts Lawton Public Schools teaches only state-mandated HIV/AIDSprevention, spokesman Keith Mitchell said. Jenks Public Schools uses an abstinence-based sex education curriculum called “Worth the Wait” for students in grades seven and higher, spokeswoman Bonnie Rogers said. Seventh-grade education includes information on reproduction and puberty, reasons not to have sex, symptoms of STIs and legal issues regarding sexual contact and sexual abuse. Students in grades 10 and 11 learn about fetal development and prenatal care, testing and treatments for STIs and contraceptive details. Mid-Del Public Schools, which serves the Midwest City and Del City areas, does not teach sex education beyond HIV/AIDS-prevention. Norman Public Schools does its

sex education as an event outside of regular classes in middle school. Students in grades six through eight learn about body image, body parts, relationships, pregnancy, STIs and puberty, all with a focus on abstinence, spokeswoman Shelly Hickman said. Enid Public Schools offers seventh grade students a countywide event with an abstinence focus. Union Public Schools in Tulsa County launched its Carrera program, devoted to pregnancy-prevention, sex education, academic achievement and life skills, three years ago. The weekly class will eventually be taught to students in grades six through 12, Superintendent Kirt Hartzler said. Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism service that produces in-depth and investigative content on important public-policy issues facing the state. For more Oklahoma Watch content, go to www.oklahomawatch.org.

completion interval for the Mississippian common source of supply will be no closer than 165 feet from the south line and no closer than 1320 feet from the east line and no closer than 165 feet from the north line and no closer than 1320 feet from the east line of the unit comprising said Section 31, Township 28 North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, and the location of the completion interval for the Tonkawa, Lansing-Kansas City, Big Lime, Oswego and Cherokee separate common sources of supply will be no closer than 330 feet from the south line and no closer than 1320 feet from the east line and no closer than 330 feet from the north line and no closer than 1320 feet from the east line of the unit comprising said Section 31, Township 28 North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa 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 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 31 are Sections 29, 30 and 32, Township 28 North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, Sections 5 and 6, Township 27 North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, Section 1, Township 27 North, Range 13 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma and Sections 25 and 36, Township 28 North, Range 13 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 18th day of February 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 Tim Andrews, landman, (405) 935-4160, 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 22nd 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

in-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 31, Township 28 North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, for the Tonkawa, Lansing-Kansas City, Big Lime, Oswego, Cherokee and Mississippian 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 Mississippian common source of supply will be no closer than 165 feet from the south line and no closer than 1320 feet from the west line and no closer than 165 feet from the north line and no closer than 1320 feet from the west line of the unit comprising said Section 31, Township 28 North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, and the location of the completion interval for the Tonkawa, Lansing-Kansas City, Big Lime, Oswego and Cherokee separate common sources of supply will be no closer than 330 feet from the south line and no closer than 1320 feet from the west line and no closer than 330 feet from the north line and no closer than 1320 feet from the west line of the unit comprising said Section 31, Township 28 North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa 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 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 31 are Sections 29, 30 and 32, Township 28 North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, Sections 5 and 6, Township 27 North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, Section 1, Township 27 North, Range 13 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma and Sections 25 and 36, Township 28 North, Range 13 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 18th day of February 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 Tim Andrews, landman, (405) 935-4160, 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 22nd 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

LEGAL NOTICE

(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Friday, January 24, 2014.) BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANTS: CHESAPEAKE OPERATING, INC. AND CHESAPEAKE EXPLORATION, L.L.C. RELIEF SOUGHT: WELL LOCATION EXCEPTION LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 28 NORTH, RANGE 12 WEST OF THE IM, ALFALFA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA Cause CD No. 201400519 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 Alfalfa 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 attorney-

LEGAL NOTICE

(Published by the Alva Review-Courier on Friday, January 24 and January 31, 2014.) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WOODS COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA In the Matter of the Estate of RICHARD HEZEKIAH CUMMINGS, Deceased and RUBY ANN CUMMINGS, Deceased. Case No. PB-2014-2 NOTICE TO CREDITORS All creditors having claims against Richard Hezekiah Cummings, deceased, or Ruby Ann Cummings, deceased, are required to present the same, with a description of all security interest and other collateral, if any, held by each creditor with respect to such claim, to the named Administrator at the office of Rick Cunningham. Attorney at Law, 409 College, P.O. Box 433, Alva, Oklahoma, 73717, Attorney for said Administrator, on or before the following presentment date: March 24, 2014, or the same will be forever barred. Dated this 21st day of January, 2014. s/John Cummings Administrator Rick Cunningham, OBA #12629 Attorney at Law 409 College Ave., P.O. Box 433 Alva, Oklahoma 73717 (580) 327-0080 Attorney for Administrator


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Affordable education at NWOSU Alva Incentive Scholarships help in student recruitment By Marione Martin Twice each school year, the Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) Foundation presents a bill to the City of Alva. The invoice shows the amount paid out to students in one semester in Alva Incentive Scholarships. On Jan. 21 the foundation presented their bill of $280,931.25 for fall 2013 students receiving the city sales tax funded scholarships. Three representatives of the university spoke to the council about how the scholarships benefit Northwestern and the community. Allen Bird Foundation Chief Executive Officer Allen “Skeeter” Bird told how he likes to go to the J.R. Holder Wellness Center not only to work out but also to meet students. “Some of our best students you will find at 6 a.m. out there working out,” he said. Bird told of talking with one quiet, very polite student who appeared Hispanic. He learned the student was from Brazil. Since he didn’t seem to be tall enough to be

NWOSU Foundation Chief Executive Officer Allen Bird presents the fall 2013 scholarship bill to the Alva City Council Jan. 21. Photo by Lynn L. Martin

a basketball recruit, Bird asked if he came to the campus to play baseball. “No sir,” answered the student. “So why are you here?” asked Bird. “To go to college,” was the answer. “No, why are you here in Alva? Why did you pick Alva?” asked Bird. The student explained that he got on the Internet and searched for “affordable education” and Northwestern – Alva came up. “I was just amazed that we are making a name for ourselves on the Internet,” commented Bird. This semester, NWOSU students represent 27 countries, 38 states and 63 counties, Bird said. He said the number of countries represented is increasing. “I think that doesn’t happen without the Alva Incentive Scholarship.” He said he doesn’t know of any other community that provides scholarships in this way. “We’re very proud of that, and it’s making a name globally. I want to thank the community of Alva for making that happen.” Bird said the semester invoice represented scholarships to 360 students. Dr. Janet Cunningham Dr. Janet Cunningham, NWOSU president, also expressed her thanks to the city council and to the citizens of Alva. She said she thought this was her eighth January to speak to the council about the scholarships and “I would tell you that the Alva Incentive awards are even more important to NWOSU now than they were eight years ago.” Cunningham said the fall 2013 enrollment was excellent. “We had over 2,300 students.” She said the student body not only covers a wide variety of geographic locations but “on this particular bill there are 16 salutatorians and 32 valedictorians.” She said the number of those so honored who choose NWOSU continues to grow. Cunningham said she and her husband entertain many students

Dr. Janet Cunningham, NWOSU president, says this is her eighth year of speaking to the council about scholarships,. and they are “even more important to NWOSU.” Photo by Lynn L. Martin groups in their home for dinner. At one gathering, a cross country student from Oregon said she chose NWOSU because it was affordable but also because she was interested in nursing. She learned that the nursing program had a 100 percent pass rate four of the last five years. “Increased enrollment for the fall kind of bucked the trend,” said Cunningham. “Most colleges and universities in Oklahoma did not experience an increase; in fact they experienced a decrease.” She said the job market continues to be NWOSU’s biggest competition. NWOSU is heavily into recruiting for next fall, Cunningham said. The Ranger Preview was held in November, and the university plans to try something new this semester. She said Feb. 15 they will hold an event called Saturday Showcase as a high school recruitment tool. Cunningham touched on two significant events scheduled for this spring. March 24-26 NWOSU will host a team from NCAA Division II. The site visit is a requirement

Mayor Arden Chaffee signs a proclamation naming Saturday, Jan. 25, as Lauren Heaton Appreciation Day in the City of Alva. Heaton’s coronation as Miss Rodeo Oklahoma 2014 will be held Saturday evening at the Woods County Fairgrounds. Photo by Marione Martin purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and all other interested persons, particularly (Published by the Alva Review- in Woods County, Oklahoma, more Courier on Friday, January 24, 2014.) particularly the parties set out on the BEFORE THE CORPORATION Exhibit “A” attached to the application COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF on file in this cause, and, if any of the OKLAHOMA named individuals be deceased, then the APPLICANTS: CHESAPEAKE unknown heirs, executors, administrators, OPERATING, INC. AND devisees, trustees and assigns, both CHESAPEAKE EXPLORATION, immediate and remote, of such deceased L.L.C. individual; if any of the named entities is a RELIEF SOUGHT: WELL dissolved partnership, corporation or other LOCATION EXCEPTION association, then the unknown successors, LEGALDESCRIPTION: SECTION trustees and assigns, both immediate 17, TOWNSHIP 27 NORTH, RANGE and remote, of such dissolved entity; if 14 WEST OF THE IM, WOODS any of the named parties designated as COUNTY, OKLAHOMA a trustee is not presently acting in such Cause CD No. 201400516 capacity as trustee, then the unknown NOTICE OF HEARING successor or successors to such trustee; STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All if any of the named parties designated as persons, owners, producers, operators, an attorney-in-fact is not presently acting

LEGAL NOTICE

in such capacity as attorney-in-fact, then the unknown successor or successors to such attorney-in-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 17, Township 27 North, Range 14 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma, for the Tonkawa, Lansing Kansas City, Big Lime-Oswego, Red Fork (Cherokee) Sand and Mississippi Lime separate common

for year 2 as the university moves through the membership process. A minimum of three team members will visit to look at facilities and to talk with student athletes, coaches, faculty and others. “If we are successful, then we will find out in June if we are moved into the provisional year, which would be next year,” she said. “Then hopefully the year after that into active status or full membership.” The second event is April 7-9 when NWOSU will host an accreditation team from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Cunningham said the university has been working on a self-study for about a year and a half. Over 100 faculty and staff members have been involved in the process. The team will go over that self-study. “They want you to look at every facet, from academics to athletics to student services to economic development.” “One thing that really shines through our self-study is support of communities, and of course, the City of Alva is at the top of that list. The fact that we do have the Alva

Dean of Student Affairs Caleb Mosburg tells the Alva City Council about student recruiting efforts and the value of the Alva Incentive Scholarships. Photo by Lynn L. Martin

Incentive award is just so unique and such a strong statement that the university is important to this community, important enough for citizens to put down some dollars behind that.” Caleb Mosburg Final remarks were given by Caleb Mosburg, dean of student affairs at NWOSU. He replaced Brad Franz, who resigned last year. Mosburg said that the fall 2013 enrollment was the fifth largest in school history. Currently the recruitment office is working on enrollment for next year. He said they have over 9,000 contacts in their database, more than 1,000 above their list for the previous year. He said they are working hard to make sure NWOSU’s service area is recruited well. Many visits and personal contacts are being made to students through the year. The recruiters are well known in the area and make sure that students have contact with NWOSU and know all about the scholarship offers. Mosburg said they continue to push for 400 students in the freshman class. Last fall they had 408 freshmen students. While numbers weren’t as high as expected for the Ranger Preview due to many factors, Mosburg said they hope to make that up with the Saturday Showcase in February. He said retention of students continues to be a focus of his department and the entire university. Dorm occupancy continues to be high. “In fall 2012 our numbers in the dorm were the largest since the ‘70s with over 725,” he said. “This past fall (2013), we had 743 students.” He said with these numbers they know the continued efforts to keep up the dorms are successful. No vote was required by the city council. The scholarship bill was included in the total claims paid during the Alva Economic Development Authority meeting later in the evening.

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 Lime common source of supply will be no closer than 165 feet from the north line and no closer than 560 feet from the west line and no closer than 165 feet from the south line and no closer than 560 feet from the west line of the unit comprising said Section 17, Township 27 North, Range 14 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma, and the location of the completion interval for the Endicott, Tonkawa, Lansing Kansas City, Big Lime-Oswego and Red Fork (Cherokee) Sand separate common sources of supply will be no closer than 330 feet from the north line and no closer than 560 feet from the west line and no closer than 330 feet from the south line and no closer than 560 feet from the west line of the unit comprising said Section 17, Township 27 North, Range 14 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 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 17 are Sections 7, 8, 9, 16, 18, 19, 20 and 21, Township 27 North, Range 14 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 11th day of February 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 22nd 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


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Goldbugs squeeze by the Tigers 39-38 By Leslie Nation The Goldbugs faced off against the Guymon Tigers in the first round of the North Country Basketball Tournament in Tonkawa on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. To start off, Alva went on a 6-0

burst in the first two minutes before the Tigers called a 30-minute timeout at the 6:01 minute-mark. After a three-pointer from Jeremiah Bozeman (#22), Angel Vega (#30) of the Tigers made their first two to trail by seven.

Ladybugs advance to the semifinals of the North Country Tournament By Leslie Nation The Ladybugs knocked out the Cleveland Lady Tigers in the first round of the North Country Basketball Tournament in Tonkawa Thursday night to advance to the semifinals. Alva had a rough start to their first quarter against the Lady Tigers. After tying at two, Morgan Shiever (#10) hit a trey then had another three-point opportunity with less than five minutes in the first to take a five-point lead. Alva finally found a rhythm to go on an 8-0 rally and lead Cleveland by 10 points. Getting off to a 13-0 run to start the second, the Ladybugs had no trouble advancing through the first round, leading the Lady Tigers by 22 at the half.

Guymon finally found their rhythm to trail the Goldbugs by nine, and then cut that lead all the way to six before the half with the score at 24-18. In the third, the Goldbugs got ahead by as much as 10 points, but the Tigers chipped away at the lead to get within four by the end. The Tigers battled hard with Alva to make this first round a nailbiter, and the Goldbugs just glanced

by Guymon with a one-point win 39-38. With a low-scoring game, Lane Madsen (#20) was the leading scorer for Alva with 12 points and six rebounds followed by Bozeman with 10. Riley Hess (#13) was just shy of the double-digit threshold with nine points and eight rebounds. Carter Nash (#23) for the Guymon Tigers had the high score for

his team with 11 points followed by Jovan Ochoa (#42) with 10 to go along with his nine rebounds. The boys will play again today at 8:30 p.m. on the Northern Oklahoma College campus. Score By Period Team

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

F

Goldbugs

16

8

11

4

39

Guymon

7

11

11

9

38

The Ladybugs went on to win the game by an easy 37 points with the final score at 69-32. The leading scorer for the Alva Ladybugs was Lora Riley (#15) with 15 points followed close behind by Jaden Hobbs (#23) with 13 and Whitney Randall (#30) with 10. Cleveland had only one player to hit double-digits from their post: Mallory Cowen (#14), who put up 10 points. The girls will play again today at 4 p.m. on the Northern Oklahoma College campus.

Score By Period Team

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

F

Ladybugs

18

20

18

13

69

Cleveland

8

8

11

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Riley Hess (#13) bounce-passes past Jovan Ochoa (#42) to Lane Madsen (#20) and goes up for a layup against the Guymon Tigers at the North Country Tournament. Madsen had 12 points for the night. Photo by Leslie Nation

Ladybugs send the Lady Boomers home with a loss By Leslie Nation The Alva High School girls’ basketball team hosted the Woodward Lady Boomers Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. The Ladybugs had the first four points on the board off of two foul shots from Morgan Shiever (#10) and a put back by Bailey Forell (#3), but the Lady Boomers answered right back to stay in pace with Alva. It was a slow start, but by the end of the first quarter the Ladybugs had a three-point lead at 12-9. In the second quarter, Alva turned up the pressure on Woodward, going on an 11-0 run before the Lady Boomers finally scored with less than two minutes in the half. The Lady Boomers scored the last five points to trail the Ladybugs by nine with the score at 23-14. Woodward kept up with Alva in the third quarter to cut the lead back to five, but in the fourth the Ladybugs went on a 13-0 run to get an 18-point lead. That margin was too much for Woodward to Whitney Randall (#30) drives in for a layup over Cheyenne Bartline overcome and Alva went on to win (#21). Randall had 10 points for the night against the Cleveland Lady 64-32. The lead scorer for the Tigers. Photo by Leslie Nation Ladybugs was Jaden Hobbs (#23) with 21 points to go along with her five rebounds, six assists and four steals. Whitney Randall (#30) followed with 16 points and Shiever added another 13. Hillary Hurst (#21) was the lead scorer for the Lady Boomers Whitney Randall (#30) hits a layup on a fast break for the Ladybugs putting up 15 points, and was the against the Lady Boomers as Devre Newby (#4) and teammate Jaden Hobbs (#23) look on. Randall had a second team-high of 14 points. See Ladybugs Page 9 Photo by Leslie Nation


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Goldbugs come up short against Woodward By Leslie Nation following the girls’ game. was the first on the board with a The Goldbugs hosted the Alva stayed in step with jumper to give Alva their first lead. Boomers on Tuesday night Woodward and Ty Hooper (#3) A minute later, the Boomers’ Kale Hixon tied the game by drawing the foul and hitting his two freebies. With more than four minutes left in the first, Woodward went on a 10-0 run to get a nine-point lead over the Goldbugs going into the second. Alva battled the Boomers to cut the lead all the way to five before heading into the half with the score at 21-26. After the halftime, it was three minutes before Woodward scored, and during that time the Goldbugs cut the lead all the way to one. But the Boomers held on to their lead and ended the third leading Alva by four. With Woodward leading 36-40, the Goldbugs fought hard to tie the game at 40 in less than a minute of the fourth. The Boomers got back a three-point lead, but Trevor Johnson (#5) tied it again at 43 off a three-pointer. With over five minutes to go in the game, Alva took their second lead of the night off a layup from Riley Hess (#13). A 6-0 run from the Goldbugs, gave them a five-point lead – their biggest of the night. Woodward tied the game at 51 with 2:32 left to play, and stole the lead from Alva off another trey from Owen. In the last minute of the game, the Goldbugs fought hard, but the Boomers took a four-point lead to win 56-60. The game-high scorer for the Goldbugs was Hess with 19 points and nine rebounds followed closely by Lane Madsen (#20) with 17 and seven rebounds. The Woodward Boomers had Lane Madsen (#20) goes up to hit a floater over Kaleb Roach (#4) of the Woodward Boomers. Madsen had a second team-high of 17 three players in double-digits with Taylan Iliff (#5) leading the way points with seven rebounds for the night. Photo by Leslie Nation

with 16. Ty Richey (#24) followed with 14 points to go along with his nine rebounds, and Kaleb Roach (#4) had 12. The Alva Goldbugs competed in the North County Basketball Tournament in Tonkawa facing the

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Mitchell Gale was honored at the Alva High School basketball games for signing with the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League Thursday night Jan. 21. Gale signed autographs during the boys’ game. Photo by Leslie Nation

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Don’t put away your sword By Harold Henson, Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church I gazed with quiet reverence at the antique firearms on the wall of the Cherokee Strip Museum. I thought to myself, “What if these weapons could talk?” I wondered what kind of battles that they had seen, and the victories, or defeats, that they had experienced. But these once viable firearms were now simply displays in a museum. They were nothing more than remnants of past adventures. As I gazed at them I wondered how many of them were retired prematurely, and how many of them still had some fight left? How many of them still had a few more battles in them – but they were collecting dust in a museum. Are there no more battles to fight? Have all the battles been won? Is there no contribution that they could make? Of course not! How many people sitting in our pews today are like these antique firearms? How many are little more than museum pieces who only tell

the story of what once was? How many of them still have some fight left in them, but they have prematurely been put on a shelf? Many have a lot of fight left, but they have voluntarily given up the fight because they have already arrived in the Promised Land. They have what they want, so they have given up the fight and are resting in their own “promised land.” In the book of Joshua, God says, “To the Reubenites and to the Gadites and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joshua said, ‘Remember the word which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, saying, “The Lord your God gives you rest and will give you this land.” Your wives, your little ones and your cattle shall remain in the land which Moses gave you beyond the Jordan, but you shall cross before your brothers in battle array, all your valiant warriors, and shall help them, until the Lord gives your brothers rest, as He gives you, and they also possess the land which the Lord your

Alva Friends Church

Alva Church of God Sunday, January 26: Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Robert Brown will bring a sermon entitled “Leaving the Old Life Behind.” Our evening study at 6 p.m. will be “Wisdom to Live By – Proverbs.” Coming soon: Bible 101 at the 6 p.m. service. We are planning an outing to Branson for early April. We need to get everyone who wants to go signed up soon. Details of the trip and cost are available in the church entry area. Please visit our website at www. AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends Church Sunday, January 26: We would love for you and your family to join us here on the corner of College Avenue and Center Street as together we worship and serve the Lord. Sunday school for all ages will begin at 9:30 a.m. The worship hour begins at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Mark See Sword Page 12 will share with the Little Friends and preach the message “As the

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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 alvafbc@yahoo.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

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Ninth & Center, Alva 327-2846

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1407 Thunderbird Rd., Alva 327-2993

Church of the Nazarene College & Locust, Alva 327-2566 www.alvanaz.org

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God is giving them. Then you shall return to your own land, and possess that which Moses the servant of the Lord gave you beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise’” (Joshua 1:12-15). The tribes of Reuben and Gad, and half of the tribe of Manasseh, had been given land on the other side of the Jordan River. As they were traveling to the Promised Land, these two-and-a-half tribes found a section of land that they desired. God obliged and gave them the land. So they were already in their “promised land.” They had arrived. Their enemies had all been defeated. They had rest on all sides from war. They were settling down and getting on with their lives. They were building permanent homes and enjoying the good life in the Promised Land. But God reminded them not to put away their swords. They were not to put away their weapons until their brothers had also received their inheritance.

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Hopeton Wesleyan Church

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End Approaches” from I Peter 4:78. 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 29: Bible study for adults will be held at 6 p.m. at the church. We are currently doing a study on using our gifts and talents to serve God. All adults college age and over are welcome. Alva Wesleyan Church Sunday, January 26: 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 26: 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 26: 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 (3275130) or Gray Fields (327-6676). Bible Baptist Church All services will be held at Fourth and Choctow in the fellowship hall of our church building Sunday, January 26: 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. Tuesday, January 28: 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 29: 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 26: PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL MEET AT THE WESLEY HOUSE AT 1027 EIGHTH ST. IN ALVA. WE ARE WAITING ON A NEW HEATER TO BE INSTALLED. If you don’t have a church home, we would love for you to worship with us. Services start at 9:15 a.m. with singing and preaching of the Word. Pastor Clark’s message is entitled “Grace” based on II Timothy 4:22, II Peter 3:18, Revelation 22:21. Sunday school will be at 10:30 a.m. For more information about our

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church, activities or if you have a need, please call 580-216-4787. Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church Sunday, January 26: 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 26: 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 732-0424 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! Free 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 providing us with your abundant blessings each day. You are an awesome God! In Jesus name, Amen. If you have a prayer request, please email it to WorshipGod@ 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; Pastor Tom – tgfelder@ gmail.com, telephone 816-786-8544; Children’s Pastor Lydia Campbell – lydiac@alvanaz.org or lydquest@ aol.com, telephone 580-732-0424. Find us on Facebook at www. facebook.com/www.alvanaz.org. College Hill Church of Christ Sunday, January 26: 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 26: We will gather at 8:30 a.m. for felowship coffee and donuts. Worship with Pastor John Bizzell will begin at 9 a.m. At 9:15 a.m. will bechildren’s Sunday school. Dacoma United Methodist Church is located at 900 Main St., Dacoma, Okla. Eagle Pass Baptist Church Sunday, January 26: 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 26: 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 26: 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 26: We would love to have you join us for worship this Sunday. Sunday school for all ages starts at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 29: Our free dinner for all college students begins at 5 p.m. in the basement of the church. The adult and children’s studies begin at 6 p.m. and the choir will practice at 6:30 p.m. We invite you to come join us at First Christian Church. First Presbyterian Church Sunday, January 26: Sunday school will be at 9:50 a.m. Worship is at 11 a.m. The worship leader will be Dr. Martha Evans. Ushers will be Cris and Amanda Campbell, Ella Evans and Della Miller. The sermon title is “The Trot Line” based on Matthew 4:12-23. A congregational meeting to approve the terms of call for the pastor, Rev. Dr. Judye Pistole, will follow worship. Monday, January 27: A group will meet in the parlor to knit baby hats at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 29: Choir practice will be at 5:30 p.m. and the fellowship dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, January 31: The Evening Espresso group will meet from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. First United Methodist Church Sunday, January 26: 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 “Listen … Do You Want to Know a Secret?” Liturgist will be Janice Melton and Children’s Time will be presented by Megan Maharry. Ushers will be Gary & Charlotte Murrow, Karleen White, Sheila Lehr and Fred Neuman. The Sherrill Bell Choir will ring. Youth groups will meet at Corr Youth Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, January 27: Sherrill Bell Choir rehearsal will be at 5:30 p.m. At 7 p.m. the N.A. Group will meet in the Education Building. Tuesday, January 28: United Methodist Women will host the annual Stew & Pie Lunch in Fellowship Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are available from UMW members or at the door for $8 each (no charge for children under age 5). Please join us for lunch! Carry-out meals are available. Fellowship dinner will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 29: 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. Thursday, January 30: From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. we will have our Baby Bank free diaper and formula distribution at the Youth Center

(corner of Fifth and Church streets). At 6:15 p.m. Wesley House students will present outreach service at Beadles Home. Hopeton Church Hopeton: a non-typical church! You don’t have to dress in a suit to be accepted; you can wear your jeans, get a cup of coffee, and enjoy contemporary music, great videos, and a relevant message. Hopeton Church meets at 10 a.m. at the main campus in Hopeton, just a few short miles south of Alva on 281. Coffee bar begins at 9:30 a.m. in the new children’s wing. A second service is held at the northern campus, The eXtreme, at the corner of College and Barnes Street in Downtown Alva, beginning at 1 p.m. The coffee bar opens at 12:30 p.m. We have something for every age: nursery, children, teens, adults, women’s support groups, and adult small H.O.M.E. groups for fellowship. 19390 County Road 440, PO Box 7, Hopeton, OK 73746. Phone: 580-435-2400, fax: 580-435-2401, email: hwc@hopetonchurch.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 26: Sunday school for all ages will start at 9:30 a.m. The adult Sunday school lesson is “Showing Compassion for the Poor,” from Luke 16:19-31. The greeter will be Fayetta Acord. 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 Necessity,” based on Nehemiah 2:11-20. Tuesday, January 28: Town and Country Saints will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 29: Youth group from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Men’s group at 7:45 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.

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Alva Inter-City Women’s Salad Supper to be held Monday, Feb. 3 The annual Alva Inter-City Women’s Salad Supper will be held Monday, Feb. 3, at the First Christian Church. Sponsored by several Alva churches, the event will feature a devotion, music and a short inspirational program.. All women are invited for an evening of good food and Christian fellowship.

Will God determine the Super Bowl winner? By Kathleen Lourde As the energy ramps up for the Feb. 2 Super Bowl – and 72 percent of Americans say they plan to watch the game – the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute’s survey of Americans’ beliefs about God’s involvement in sports found that half of sports fans see God or some kind of supernatural force at work in sports. Football fans are more likely than fans of other sports to do so (55 percent vs. 44 percent). Football fans are also more likely than other fans to pray for their team (33 percent vs. 21 percent), to believe that their team has been cursed at some point (31 percent vs. 18 percent), and to perform pre-game or game-time rituals (25 percent vs. 18 percent). More than 60 percent of white evangelical and minority Protestants believe that God bestows greater health and success on athletes who have faith, compared with half of Catholics and 44 percent of white mainline Protestants. Churchgoing football fans are only slightly more likely to be in church on any given Sunday than to be watching football – numbers that don’t hold true for black Americans and white evangelical Protestants, who are significantly more likely to be in church.


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CORPORATION COMMISSION OF Judge for hearing, taking of evidence OKLAHOMA and reporting to the Commission. (Published by the Alva ReviewPATRICE DOUGLAS, Chairman IT IS ORDERED AND NOTICE Courier on Friday, January 24, 2014.) BOB ANTHONY, Vice Chairman IS HEREBY GIVEN that this Cause BEFORE THE CORPORATION DANA L. MURPHY, Commissioner will be heard before an Administrative COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF ATTEST: Law Judge on the Merits Docket at the OKLAHOMA PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Corporation Commission, First Floor, APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE Secretary Jim Thorpe Building, Oklahoma City, EXPLORATION AND Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m., on the 11th day of February, 2014, and that this notice PRODUCTION, LLC LEGAL NOTICE be published as required by law and the RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION (Published by the Alva Review- Rules of the Commission. EXCEPTION NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION Courier on Friday, January 24, 2014.) BEFORE THE CORPORATION the Applicant and interested parties may 24, TOWNSHIP 28 NORTH, RANGE COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF present testimony by telephone. The cost 16 WEST, WOODS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA of telephonic communication shall be OKLAHOMA APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE paid by the person or persons requesting CAUSE CD NO. 201400452 EXPLORATION AND its use. Interested parties who wish to NOTICE OF HEARING PRODUCTION, LLC participate by telephone shall contact STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All RELIEF SOUGHT: INCREASED the Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, persons, owners, producers, operators, DENSITY prior to the hearing date, and provide purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and all other interested persons, particularly LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION their name and phone number. 24, TOWNSHIP 28 NORTH, RANGE NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN in Woods County, Oklahoma. 16 WEST, WOODS COUNTY, that all interested persons may NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that OKLAHOMA appear and be heard. For information the Applicant in this Cause is requesting CAUSE CD NO. 201400451 concerning this action contact Luke that this Commission grant a well NOTICE OF HEARING Hayes, SandRidge Exploration and location for a well to be drilled and STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All Production, LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr produced from the Mississippi common source of supply underlying Section 24, persons, owners, producers, operators, Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102Township 28 North, Range 16 West, purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and 6406, (405) 429-6660 or CHARLES L. Woods County, Oklahoma, at a location all other interested persons, particularly HELM, Attorney, 105 North Hudson, in Woods County, Oklahoma. Suite 700, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, as follows: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 73102, (405) 232-9000. Please refer to Completion Interval: To be located within the subsurface location tolerance the Applicant in this Cause is requesting Cause CD Number. an exception to Order No. 100039 DONE AND PERFORMED this area as set forth below: Not closer than 165 feet from the North to allow three (3) Increased Density 21st day of January, 2014. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF line and not closer than 165 feet from Wells to be drilled and produced from OKLAHOMA the South line and not closer than 1,320 the Mississippi common source of PATRICE DOUGLAS, Chairman supply on the drilling and spacing feet from the West line of Section 24, unit described in the caption, and to BOB ANTHONY, Vice Chairman Township 28 North, Range 16 West, designate the Applicant or some other DANA L. MURPHY, Commissioner Woods County, Oklahoma. party as operator of the additional wells. ATTEST: as exception to Order No. 100039. IT IS ORDERED that this Cause PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission A request will be made to designate the be referred to an Administrative Law Secretary Applicant or some other party as the operator of the proposed well. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that LEGAL NOTICE the drilling and spacing unit described in NOTICE OF OIL AND GAS LEASE SALE the caption hereof underlies Section 24, BY SEALED WRITTEN OR ONLINE BIDS TO BE OPENED AT 11:00 A.M. Township 28 North, Range 16 West, and SALE DATE: 3/5/2014 the sections adjacent are Sections 13, THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE LAND OFFICE (“CLO”) INVITES BIDS for Oil and Gas Leases 14, 23, 25 and 26, Township 28 North, upon the following terms covering the tracts of land described in this Notice. Range 16 West; and Sections 18, 19 and Bids may be made in writing or online by accessing www.clo.ok.gov. 30, Township 28 North, Range 15 West, Written Bids: Written bids must be submitted on bid forms provided by the Land Office and enclosed all in Woods County, Oklahoma. in a sealed envelope containing the following notation on the outside front face of the envelope “Bids IT IS ORDERED that this Cause be for CLO Oil and Gas Lease Sale” and the date of the sale. Bids which are mailed must be enclosed referred to an Administrative Law Judge in another envelope and addressed to the CLO at the address provided below. for hearing, taking of evidence and Written bids must be mailed or hand-delivered on or before the time and date of the sale to: reporting to the Commission. The Commissioners of the Land Office IT IS ORDERED AND NOTICE 120 N Robinson Suite 1000W IS HEREBY GIVEN that this Cause Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102-7749 will be heard before an Administrative Law Judge on the Merits Docket at the All written bids received prior to 11:00 A.M. on the date of sale will be publicly opened and anCorporation Commission, First Floor, nounced. Late bids received after 11:00 A.M. on the date of sale will be rejected and not considered. Jim Thorpe Building, Oklahoma City, Electronic Bids: Alternatively, electronic online bids may be made in accordance with the requireOklahoma, at 8:30 a.m., on the 11th day ments, terms, and conditions contained on the Online Bidding tab of the CLO website at www.clo. of February, 2014, and that this notice ok.gov. Bidders must be registered and approved by the CLO before they may place an online bid. be published as required by law and the All online bids must be placed on or before 10:30 A.M. on the date of the sale. Any online bid received Rules of the Commission. after 10:30 A.M. will be rejected and not considered. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that ALL BIDS WILL BE OPENED AT 11:00 A.M. ON THE DATE OF THE SALE. the Applicant and interested parties may Leases will be awarded to the bidder of the highest cash bonus, if accepted. present testimony by telephone. The cost TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE: The Lease will be on a form prescribed by the CLO for a term of telephonic communication shall be of three years, and as may be extended, and will provide for 3/16ths royalty, and an annual delay paid by the person or persons requesting rental of $1.00 per net acre to be paid in full before lease is issued, in addition to lease bonus. Bids its use. Interested parties who wish to shall be for a cash bonus for each tract, but no bid of less than $5.00 per acre will be considered. participate by telephone shall contact Each bid must be accompanied by a remittance in the amount of 25% of bid as earnest money. the Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, Earnest money remittances made by unsuccessful bidders will be returned to them. The successful prior to the hearing date, and provide bidder shall be liable for the full amount of the bid, all delay rentals and cost of advertising. Full paytheir name and phone number. ment is due 30 days from the date of acceptance of the bid. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Failure to comply with any of the terms and conditions of sale will be grounds for the cancellation of all interested persons may appear and be the award and the retention of the deposit of earnest money as liquidated damages at the election heard. For information concerning this of the Secretary. action contact Luke Hayes, SandRidge The Commissioners of the Land Office and the State of Oklahoma make no warranty of title and Exploration and Production, LLC, reserve the right to reject any and all bids. 123 Robert S. Kerr Avenue, Oklahoma IMPORTANT: Separate bids and earnest money deposits are required on each tract if you are bidCity, OK 73102-6406, (405) 429-6660 ding on more than one tract. or CHARLES L. HELM, Attorney, 105 North Hudson, Suite 700, Oklahoma PLEASE ENCLOSE ALL WRITTEN BIDS IN ONE “9 x 12” ENVELOPE. City, Oklahoma, 73102, (405) 232-9000. PLEASE DO NOT FOLD BIDS OR USE STAPLES. Please refer to Cause CD Number. Bid Forms are available at www.clo.ok.gov st DONE AND PERFORMED this 21 Note: The M.R. % column refers to percentage of the mineral interest offered for each tract. day of January, 2014.

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CURRENT RULES PROVIDE THAT ALL OIL AND GAS BIDS BECOME FINAL AT DATE AND TIME OF BID OPENING TRACT COUNTY 97

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NW/4, less and except 17-27N-13WIM the Mississippian Formation FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: COMMISSIONERS OF THE LAND OFFICE DAVID SHIPMAN, DIRECTOR, MINERALS MGMT. DIV. 120 N ROBINSON SUITE 1000W, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73102 (405) 521-4000 PRINT BID FORM FROM CLO WEBPAGE CLO WEBSITE: HTTP://WWW.CLO.OK.GOV

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Sword

In fact, they were to “cross before [their] brothers.” They were to be in front as they crossed the Jordon into the land of Canaan. Their weapons were not museum pieces. They were still useful instruments until the entirety of the sons of Israel had received their inheritance – then they could put their swords over the mantle. How many of us have received our inheritance? How many of us are enjoying the blessings of salvation, the comfort of life in Christ? How many of us are relaxing in God’s provision and enjoying His blessings? We are living in the Promised Land. Likewise, how many of us have hung up our swords because we have arrived? However, are we enjoying the peace of Christ while our brothers and sisters are fighting for their lives? Do we sit back and

talk about the great battles we have fought and how God has been there for us, but leave our swords hanging over the mantle rather than going to battle with our brothers and sisters to help them get what we already have? God has a message for you: do not put away your sword. You are not done fighting yet. You cannot put away your sword until your brothers and sisters have also received their inheritance. Don’t think that just because you have arrived you can stop fighting. You owe it to your brothers to help them enter the Promised Land. After all, you have already won many battles; you know how to win, so pull your old weapon down off of the mantle and go before your brother in battle array. Don’t put away your sword; get back in the fight. Your brothers need you.

LEGAL NOTICE

(Published by the Alva Review-Courier on Friday, January 24, 2014.) NOTICE TO CONTRACTOR Sealed bids will be received by the Town of Carmen, at the City Clerk’s Office, 421 W. Main St., Carmen, OK 73726 until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, the 18th day of February, 2014, at which time they will be opened and read aloud for Water System Improvements, to wit: Base Bid- Park Well #1, Blending Station and Waterlines “C” & “E” 1 LS CONSTRUCT PARK WELL #1 1 LS BLENDING STATION 3496 LF 6” PVC CL 200 WATERLINE 391 LF 8” PVC CL 200 WATERLINE 100 LF 12” BORE 100 LF 12” STEEL CASING 40 LF 14” BORE 40 LF 14” STEEL CASING 4 EA 2” SCH 40 STEEL VENT PIPES 1 LS CONNECT 6” LINE TO PARK WELL #1 1 LS CONSTRUCTION SIGNAGE & TRAFFIC CONTROL 1 LS EROSION CONTROL AND OTHER APPURTENANCES Alternate 1-Waterlines “A & B” 5934 LF 2” PVC CL200 WATERLINE 60 LF 6” BORE 60 LF 6” STEEL CASING 118 SY ASPHALT REPAIR 1 LS CONSTRUCTION SIGNAGE & TRAFFIC CONTROL 1 LS EROSION CONTROL AND OTHER APPURTENANCES Small business and minority owned business sources are encouraged to bid on this project. 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 from the date of notice of award, enter into contract and file the required bonds, and furnish a certificate of Workman’s Compensation and General Contractors Liability Insurance. The Town of Carmen reserves the right to reject any and all bids, waive any irregularities or technicalities without assigning any reason therefore, and to make the awards in the best interest of the Owner. The Town of Carmen reserves the right to withhold any contract awarded subject to the availability of funds. Non-Collusion form must be signed, notarized and returned with bid or bid will not be accepted. All bids must include assurances that the following provisions will be complied with: Federal Labor Standards Provisions U. S. Department of Labor 29 CFR Part 5; Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 170IU which requires that to the greatest extent feasible opportunities for training and employment be given lower income residents of the Town of Carmen and contracts for work in connection with the project be awarded to business concerns which are located or owned in substantial part by persons residing in the area of the project. Section 109 of the Housing and Community development Act of 1974 which assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination; Certification of Non-segregated Facilities which assures that bidder does not maintain or provide any segregated facilities; Equal Opportunity Provision, EO 11246, as amended, which assures non discrimination; Minority Business Enterprise and Women Business Enterprise Provisions which encourage minority owned businesses and women owned businesses to paid on the project; assurances that surety companies executing bonds appear on the Treasury Department’s list and are authorized to transact business in the State of Oklahoma. Contracts for this construction will require the submissions of a preliminary statement of anticipated work force and subcontractor needs for project construction work, as well as the submission of written goals (number of employees and dollar amount to subcontractors) for utilization of lower-income residents and small and disadvantaged businesses located within Alfalfa County. The Town of Carmen reserves the right to reject any of all bids, waive any irregularities or technicalities without assigning any reason therefore, and to make the awards in the best interest of the Owner. (Bid shall be awarded to the lowest, responsive and responsible bidder). No Bidder may withdraw his bid within 60 days after the actual date of the opening thereof. 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.). Offerors are responsible for submitting proposals, and any modifications or revisions, so as to reach the office designated in this 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. Plans and specifications are on file in the office of the Engineer, Myers Engineering, Consulting Engineers, Inc., 13911 Quail Pointe Dr., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73134, Phone (405)-755-5325, and are available upon a nonrefundable payment of $75.00. Plans and specifications are also available online 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 or online to be registered on the Engineer’s bid list and 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. Town of Carmen


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(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Friday, January 24, 2014.) RESOLUTION NO. 2014-072 A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN INCREASE OF TEN PERCENT (10%) IN MONTHLY RATES FOR CITY UTILITY SERVICES TO INCLUDE WATER AND SEWER SERVICES, AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ALVA, OKLAHOMA: SECTION 1. Effective February 1, 2014, current monthly rates for city utility services to include water and sewer services shall be increased ten percent (10%). PASSED AND APPROVED this 21st day of January, 2014. Alva City Council, City of Alva, For Sale Oklahoma 2007 Skyline Doublewide. 1800 sqft. BY: L. Arden Chaffee, Mayor

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(Published by the Alva Review-Courier on Friday, January 24, 2014.) ORDINANCE NO. 2014-042 AN ORDINANCE SETTING FINES AND COSTS FOR CERTAIN TRAFFIC AND CRIMINAL OFFENSES WITHIN THE CITY OF ALVA, OKLAHOMA; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILTY; AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ALVA, OKLAHOMA: SECTION I: Effective after the 21st day of January, 2014, the following fines and fees shall be charged for the enumerated offenses: See attached “Schedule A” SECTION II: All ordinances or parts thereof which are inconsistent with this ordinance are hereby repealed. SECTION III: If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of the ordinance is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by any Court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision, and such holdings shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance. SECTION IV: EMERGENCY CLAUSE: It being immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety of the City of Alva, Oklahoma, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, by reason of which this ordinance shall become effective immediately upon its passage and approval as provided by law. PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 21st DAY OF JANUARY, 2014. CITY OF ALVA, OKLAHOMA L. Arden Chaffee, Mayor

Melody Theademan, City Clerk

Schedule A Offense 04/15/2013 Costs Total Ordinance Fine /Statue Affixing Improper License Plate 98.00 19.00 117.00 47-4-107 Allow Passenger to Ride Outside 98.00 19.00 117.00 42-182 Compartment of Veh. Allowing An Unlicensed Operator to Drive 98.00 19.00 117.00 42-45 Animal at Large 138.00 - 138.00 6-2 Assault & Battery 250.00 19.00 269.00 32-140 Attempt to elude an Officer 122.00 - 122.00 42-57 Avoiding Controlled Intersection 98.00 19.00 117.00 47-11-312 Burning Inside City Limits 122.00 - 122.00 18-41 Careless Driving 138.00 19.00 157.00 42-170 Carrying Concealed Weapon 98.00 19.00 117.00 32-70 Child Seat Belt Restraints 63.00 - 63.00 42-204 Cont. to Deliq. of a Minor 250.00 - 250.00 21-856 Curfew Violation 122.00 - 122.00 32-107 Defective Equipment 98.00 19.00 117.00 42-92 Defective Vehicle 98.00 19.00 117.00 47-1203 Destroying City Property 250.00 - 250.00 32-26 Destroying State Property 250.00 19.00 269.00 32-26 Destruction of Private Property 250.00 19.00 269.00 32-26 Discharging of Wastewater 122.00 - 122.00 44-139 Discharging Fire Arm 122.00 - 122.00 32-72 Disobeying Signal Light 114.00 19.00 133.00 42-195 Disobeying Stop Sign 114.00 19.00 133.00 42-195 Disorderly Conduct 250.00 - 250.00 21-1362 Disturbing the Peace 250.00 - 250.00 32-65 Driving Left of Center 98.00 19.00 117.00 42-149 Driving Off Roadway 98.00 19.00 117.00 42-147 Driving Under Suspension 250.00 19.00 269.00 42-46 Driving with Obstructed View 98.00 19.00 117.00 42-180 DUI 98.00 19.00 117.00 42-171 Electrical Contractor City Registration 250.00 - 250.00 10-210 Entering Traffic Illegally 98.00 19.00 117.00 47-11-312 Excessive Piston Displacement 98.00 19.00 117.00 42-58 Failure to Acquire Rabies Vaccination 98.00 19.00 117.00 6-66 Failure to Carry DL in Possession 98.00 19.00 117.00 42-45 Failure to Carry Security Verification 98.00 19.00 117.00 47-7-606 Failure to Change Address DL 98.00 19.00 117.00 47-6-116 Failure to Devote Full Time & Attention 98.00 19.00 117.00 42-174 Failure to Insure Vehide 125.00 - 125.00 47-7-606 Failure to Obey Lawful Order 98.00 19.00 117.00 42-34 Littering 98.00 19.00 117.00 18-73 Loud Noise or Music 122.00 - 122.00 32-73∞ Malicious Injury to an Automobile 98.00 19.00 117.00 32-25 Mechanical Contractor City Registration 250.00 - 250.00 10-91 No Current License Plate 98.00 19.00 117.00 47-1115 No Driver’s License 98.00 19.00 117.00 42-45 No Valid Driver’s License 98.00 19.00 117.00 42-46 Not Reasonable or Proper 138.00 19.00 157.00 11-801A Obstructing Officer 250.00 19.00 269.00 32-165 Obtaining Presc Drug Under False 250.00 19.00 269.00 42-179 Pretenses Open Door into Lane of Traffic 98.00 19.00 117.00 42.120 Operating AMV at a Speed Other Than 98.00 19.00 117.00 42-119 Proper Operating Motorcycle w/o Endorsement 98.00 19.00 117.00 47-6-303 Operating MV In Violation of Restrict 9 98.00 19.00 117.00 47-6-105 Operating MV w/Modified Exhaust 98.00 19.00 117.00 42-93 Operating Off Road Vehicle on Public 98.00 19.00 117.00 47-11-16 Street Parking in a Handicapped Parking Space 98.00 19.00 117.00 47-11-1007 Permit Unlicensed Driver to Operate 98.00 19.00 117.00 42-48 Vehicle Petty Larceny 250.00 - 250.00 32-23 Plumbing without City Registration 250.00 - 250.00 10-64(b) Popping Fireworks on Public Streets 122.00 - 122.00 32-68 Poss. of Paraphernalia 250.00 19.00 269.00 63-2-405B Possessing Altered License 250.00 19.00 269.00 47-6-301 Possession of Marihuana 250.00 19.00 269.00 32-98 Public Intoxication 138.00 - 138.00 32-95 Reckless Driving 142.00 19.00 161.00 42-168 Resisting Arrest 250.00 19.00 269.00 32-164 Selling Low Point Beer to Minor 250.00 19.00 269.00 4-89 Shop Lifting 250.00 - 250.00 32-23 Speed in Excess of Posted (11-15 MPH 94.00 19.00 113.00 42-119 Over Limit) Speed in Excess of Posted (16-20 MPH 132.00 19.00 151.00 42-119 Over Limit) Speed in Excess of Posted (21-25 MPH 189.00 19.00 208.00 42-119 Over Limit) Speed in Excess of Posted (26-30 MPH 189.00 19.00 208.00 42-119 Over Limit)


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January 24, 2014 LEGAL NOTICE

LPXLP purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and all other interested persons, particularly in Woods County, Oklahoma. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Applicant in this Cause is requesting that this Commission grant a well location for a well to be drilled and produced from the Mississippi common source of supply underlying Section 24, Township 28 North, Range 16 West, Woods County, Oklahoma, at a location as follows: Completion Interval: To be located within the subsurface location tolerance area as set forth below: Not closer than 165 feet from the North line and not closer than 165 feet from the South line and not closer than 560 feet from the East line of Section 24, Township 28 North, Range 16 West, Woods County, Oklahoma. as exception to Order No. 100039. A request will be made to designate the Applicant or some other party as the operator of the proposed well. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the drilling and spacing unit described in the caption hereof underlies Section 24, Township 28 North, Range 16 West, and the sections adjacent are Sections 13, 14, 23, 25 and 26, Township 28 North, Range 16 West; and Sections 18, 19 and 30, Township 28 North, Range 15 West, all in Woods County, Oklahoma. IT IS ORDERED that this Cause be referred to an Administrative Law Judge for hearing, taking of evidence and reporting to the Commission. IT IS ORDERED AND NOTICE IS HEREBY 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 11th day of February, 2014, and that this notice be published as required by law and the Rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the 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 the Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide their name and phone number. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action contact Luke Hayes, SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 731026406, (405) 429-6660 or CHARLES L. HELM, Attorney, 105 North Hudson, Suite 700, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73102, (405) 232-9000. Please refer to Cause CD Number. DONE AND PERFORMED this 21st day of January, 2014. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA PATRICE DOUGLAS, Chairman BOB ANTHONY, Vice Chairman DANA L. MURPHY, Commissioner ATTEST: PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Secretary

(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Friday, January 24, 2014.) BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, LLC RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION EXCEPTION LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 28 NORTH, RANGE 16 WEST, WOODS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA CAUSE CD NO. 201400453 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. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Applicant in this Cause is requesting that this Commission grant a well location for a well to be drilled and produced from the Mississippi common source of supply underlying Section 24, Township 28 North, Range 16 West, Woods County, Oklahoma, at a location as follows: Completion Interval: To be located within the subsurface location tolerance area as set forth below: Not closer than 165 feet from the North line and not closer than 165 feet from the South line and not closer than 1,320 feet from the East line of Section 24, Township 28 North, Range 16 West, Woods County, Oklahoma. as exception to Order No. 100039. A request will be made to designate the Applicant or some other party as the operator of the proposed well. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the drilling and spacing unit described in the caption hereof underlies Section 24, Township 28 North, Range 16 West, and the sections adjacent are Sections 13, 14, 23, 25 and 26, Township 28 North, Range 16 West; and Sections 18, 19 and 30, Township 28 North, Range 15 West, all in Woods County, Oklahoma. IT IS ORDERED that this Cause be referred to an Administrative Law Judge for hearing, taking of evidence and reporting to the Commission. IT IS ORDERED AND NOTICE IS HEREBY 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 11th day of February, 2014, and that this notice be published as required by law and the Rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the 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 the Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide their name and phone number. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action contact Luke LEGAL NOTICE Hayes, SandRidge Exploration and (Published by the Alva ReviewProduction, LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102- Courier on Friday, January 24, 2014.) BEFORE THE CORPORATION 6406, (405) 429-6660 or CHARLES L. HELM, Attorney, 105 North Hudson, COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA Suite 700, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE 73102, (405) 232-9000. Please refer to EXPLORATION AND Cause CD Number. PRODUCTION, LLC DONE AND PERFORMED this RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION 21st day of January, 2014. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF EXCEPTION OKLAHOMA LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION PATRICE DOUGLAS, Chairman 13, TOWNSHIP 28 NORTH, RANGE BOB ANTHONY, Vice Chairman 16 WEST, WOODS COUNTY, DANA L. MURPHY, Commissioner OKLAHOMA ATTEST: CAUSE CD NO. 201400455 PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission NOTICE OF HEARING Secretary STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persons, owners, producers, operators, purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and LEGAL NOTICE all other interested persons, particularly (Published by the Alva Review- in Woods County, Oklahoma. Courier on Friday, January 24, 2014.) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that BEFORE THE CORPORATION the Applicant in this Cause is requesting COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF that this Commission grant a well location OKLAHOMA for a well to be drilled and produced APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE from the Mississippi common source of EXPLORATION AND supply underlying Section 13, Township PRODUCTION, LLC 28 North, Range 16 West, Woods County, RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION Oklahoma, at a location as follows: EXCEPTION Completion Interval: To be located LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION within the subsurface location tolerance 24, TOWNSHIP 28 NORTH, RANGE area as set forth below: 16 WEST, WOODS COUNTY, Not closer than 200 feet from OKLAHOMA the North line and not closer CAUSE CD NO. 201400454 than 200 feet from the South NOTICE OF HEARING line and not closer than 560 feet STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All from the West line of Section 13, persons, owners, producers, operators, Township 28 North, Range 16

Alva Review-Courier West, Woods County, Oklahoma. as exception to Order No. 104367. A request will be made to designate the Applicant or some other party as the operator of the proposed well. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the drilling and spacing unit described in the caption hereof underlies Section 13, Township 28 North, Range 16 West, and the sections adjacent are Sections 11, 12, 14, 23 and 24, Township 28 North, Range 16 West; and Sections 7, 18 and 19, Township 28 North, Range 15 West, all in Woods County, Oklahoma. IT IS ORDERED that this Cause be referred to an Administrative Law Judge for hearing, taking of evidence and reporting to the Commission. IT IS ORDERED AND NOTICE IS HEREBY 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 11th day of February, 2014, and that this notice be published as required by law and the Rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the 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 the Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide their name and phone number. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action contact Luke Hayes, SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406, (405) 429-6660 or CHARLES L. HELM, Attorney, 105 North Hudson, Suite 700, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73102, (405) 232-9000. Please refer to Cause CD Number. DONE AND PERFORMED this 21st day of January, 2014. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA PATRICE DOUGLAS, Chairman BOB ANTHONY, Vice Chairman DANA L. MURPHY, Commissioner ATTEST: PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Secretary

LEGAL NOTICE

(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Friday, January 24, 2014.) BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANTS: CHESAPEAKE OPERATING, INC. AND CHESAPEAKE EXPLORATION, L.L.C. RELIEF SOUGHT: WELL LOCATION EXCEPTION LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 27 NORTH, RANGE 15 WEST OF THE IM, WOODS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA Cause CD No. 201400514 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 attorney-in-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 units comprised of Section 10, Township 27 North, Range 15 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma, for the Tonkawa

Page 15 COUNTY, OKLAHOMA Cause CD No. 201400515 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 attorney-in-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. 154482, to authorize and permit an additional well for the production of hydrocarbons from the Mississippi Lime common source of supply underlying the 640-acre drilling and spacing unit comprised of Section 17, Township 27 North, Range 14 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. 154482) 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 11th day of February 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 22nd day of January 2014. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA PATRICE DOUGLAS, Chairman BOB ANTHONY, Vice Chairman LEGAL NOTICE DANA L. MURPHY, Commissioner (Published by the Alva ReviewBY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: Courier on Friday, January 24, 2014.) PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF Secretary OKLAHOMA APPLICANTS: CHESAPEAKE OPERATING, INC. AND LEGAL NOTICE CHESAPEAKE EXPLORATION, (Published by the Alva ReviewL.L.C. Courier on Friday, January 10, January RELIEF SOUGHT: INCREASED 17 and January 24, 2014.) WELL DENSITY Anyone having interest in a 2001 LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION Chev Blzr VIN# 1GNDT13W41K251874 17, TOWNSHIP 27 NORTH, RANGE contact Gary Schultz 620-296-4646. Sale 14 WEST OF THE IM, WOODS date Saturday, January 25, 2014. Sand, Oswego Lime, Lansing-Kansas City, Cherokee Sand, Big Lime and Mississippian 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 Mississippian common source of supply will be no closer than 165 feet from the south line and no closer than 560 feet from the east line and no closer than 165 feet from the north line and no closer than 560 feet from the east line of the unit comprising said Section 10, Township 27 North, Range 15 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma, and the location of the completion interval for the Tonkawa Sand, Oswego Lime, Lansing-Kansas City, Cherokee Sand and Big Lime separate common sources of supply will be no closer than 330 feet from the south line and no closer than 560 feet from the east line and no closer than 330 feet from the north line and no closer than 560 feet from the east line of the unit comprising said Section 10, Township 27 North, Range 15 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 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 10 are Sections 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 14, 15 and 16, Township 27 North, Range 16 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 11th day of February 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 22nd 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


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