Alva Review-Courier Vol. 122 No. 11
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Red Barn Quilt by Tracye Quinlin â€“ This is quilt month at the Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva. See this and other unique quilts all month long. This quilt was created for a specail themed competition for the Colorado State Fair. Although it didnâ€™t place in that competition, it won a blue ribbon in the regular competition the next year in the pre-printed fabric category.
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Alva blood Alva accepts $50,000 donors needed REAP grant for streets Alva-area residents can ‘share the love’ this February by donating blood with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). • Sunday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon, First Christian Church will host a blood drive. • Monday, Feb. 10, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Northwest Technology Center will be the site for another. Each donor at the First Christian Church drive will receive a hot/cold gel pack, and donors at the Northwest Technology Center will receive “Feel Bold” t-shirts. All donors will receive free health screenings and Donor Rewards Points, redeemable online for gift certificates and merchandise. Blood donors can chose to forgo the gel pack or the t-shirt. Then, funds designated for these items will be directed to Global Blood Fund, a charity whose mission is to make safe blood available in the world’s poorest countries. “The need for blood is constant. It’s not affected by the sea-
sons or the thermostat,” said John Armitage, M.D., OBI president and chief executive officer. “We appreciate those in our community who show brotherly love by giving blood to literally save someone’s life.” Although all blood types are needed to maintain OBI’s typical three-day supply, those with Onegative type blood are especially encouraged to donate. According to the American Association of Blood Banks, those with O-negative blood type make up only nine percent of the national population. However, O-negative blood can be used by anyone in an emergency situation, regardless of their type. Donors with OBI provide every drop of blood needed by patients in Share Medical Center and 140 others across the state. Blood donations can be made every 56 days. For more information or to make an appointment, call 877-340-8777 or visit www. obi.org.
Funds available for low-income families using propane Low-income families in Woods County who use propane to heat their homes could be eligible for financial assistance to offset the rising costs of the fuel. Families can apply in person at their local Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) county office for a one-time payment of up to $650. The federal government released $4 million to Oklahoma, and utility companies donated an additional $600,000. The funds are available through the Energy Crisis Assistance Program (ECAP), which is part of the federal LowIncome Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). “Eligibility is based on household income and assets, so be prepared to provide that information,” said Scott Frazier, Oklahoma State
University Cooperative Extension energy management engineer. “Payments will be distributed until the money is exhausted, so spread the word to anyone you think may be eligible for the help.” Propane costs have skyrocketed recently, hitting nearly $5 a gallon in late January, compared to hovering around $1.85 a gallon this fall. “As propane has become more expensive, the higher utility bills have strained the resources of families who already may be living on a tight budget,” said Karen Armbruster, Woods County Extension educator. “This is an opportunity to help those folks stay warm and healthy this winter.” For more information about low-income energy assistance programs, contact the Woods County OSU Extension office.
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By Marione Martin Monday evening the Alva City Council voted to authorize Mayor Arden Chaffee to sign an agreement for a 2014 REAP (Rural Economic Action Plan) grant. The city applied for the same grant a year ago, but the Oklahoma Economic Development Authority (OEDA) did not approve it. The 2014 REAP grant will help to pay for repairing the intersection of Third and Flynn. It will also assist in adding six blocks of curb and guttering along Locust, Church and Center streets for two blocks each. With the curb and gutter in place, the city will be able to pave the streets with a chip seal coat to bring them from dirt streets to paved. In addition to the grant, the city expects to pay an additional $50,400 for the chip seal materials and $41,131 in labor. Council members also voted in favor of Resolution No. 2014-073 approving the interlocal cooperative agreement with Circuit Engineering District #8 (CED#8). The district facility is located west of Alva on West Lakes Drive. Alva Business Manager Joe Don Dunham said the agreement allows the city to purchase traffic control, advisory and safety signs at a reasonable cost with quick delivery. All council members were present at the meeting. They approved minutes of the last meeting and claims totaling $210,563.03. Citizen Remarks Three individuals at the meeting Monday had questions for the council. Margaret Schollenbarger, owner of the Depot Bar, was at the Jan. 21 meeting trying to get answers about whether her business is inside the city limits. Since late 2009 until recently, she has been operating as though she were outside the city limits. Then she received a letter from the Oklahoma Tax Commis-
sion stating she is inside the city limits and should be collecting city sales tax. At that meeting, Dunham said he would discuss the matter with Rick Cunningham, the city attorney. Monday night, Schollenbarger said the matter is still not resolved and she wants an answer quickly. Cunningham said, “We’re looking at it as quickly as we can and will communicate with your lawyer.” “I provided some information to the business manager this afternoon,” he said. “The survey is done up there so we’re trying to get it resolved. We’re going to work with you to get that done.” Next up was Eldon Greer who said he had missed a few council meetings. “I’ve had a couple of people mention some things to me, and I’m told that once your name is mentioned in the paper, people will find you,” he said. “There’s a couple of things that happened. The police left a summons with somebody one time. And then this lady I was talking about with the chickens, the case was dismissed but they paid $60 each time. What happens to that?” Cunningham replied, “I really can’t tell you exactly. That may have been a forfeiture by agreement. It’s hard to talk to a third party about it.” Greer then asked if there was a procedure, and Cunningham said there was one for all tickets. Greer again asked what happened to the two $60 payments by the lady with the chickens. Cunningham said, “There is a procedure for all tickets – if someone is found guilty or not guilty, if they want to forfeit and do not want to protest it.” He said the money from tickets goes into the city general fund. Scott Cook who lives at 800 Skyline Dr. said that he and his two neighbors on the east side of the street do not have city sewer. He said he talked to Dunham about a year and a half ago about getting a sewer line. “We’re the last three houses on that side of the street and we don’t have city sewer.” Cook said he was See Council Page 7 told last year it would be
Monday the Alva City Council authorized Mayor Arden Chaffee to sign a $50,000 REAP grant contract. The grant will help pay for repairing the corner at 3rd and Flynn as well as adding curb and Scott Cook asks when the city plans to extend the guttering to six blocks of dirt streets so the city can sewer line to three houses on the north end of Skyline Drive. Photo by Marione Martin pave them. Photo by Marione Martin
‘Black Out’ planned in Percefull Fieldhouse Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) hopes to “Black Out” the stands of Percefull Fieldhouse Thursday, Feb. 13, when the Rangers go up against Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The Black Out event is part of the university’s Spirit Week that begins Monday, Feb. 10. Northwestern will give away 700 black t-shirts as part of its goal to Black Out Percefull Fieldhouse. T-shirts will be given away at the main (east) entrance to the
fieldhouse beginning at 5 p.m. All fans are asked to wear black to the game. The women’s game begins at 5:30 p.m., as the Rangers play host to Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The men’s game follows at approximately 7:30 p.m. Spirit weeks begins with a free movie at Rialto for the first 100 students on Monday, Feb. 10. Tuesday Northwestern will give away free NWOSU sunglasses at the Lady Ranger softball game at 1 p.m. The student verses faculty basketball game is Wednesday at 7 p.m. after a pep rally at 6:30 p.m. in Percefull Fieldhouse. The Northwestern Black Out event is Thursday at the Ranger basketball
games. Free sunglasses will be passed out at Friday’s Ranger baseball game at 1 p.m. at Myers Stadium. The spirit week events will culminate Saturday with a Ranger baseball game at noon at Myers Stadium and men’s and women’s basketball games at 2 p.m. at Percefull Fieldhouse. Northwestern also invites high school seniors to the Saturday Showcase Feb. 15 where they can meet faculty, staff and student organizations. Seniors will also receive free admission to Saturday’s games. For more information on Northwestern’s spirit week contact Kaylyn Hansen, director of student life and counseling, at 580-3278439 or email@example.com.
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Obituaries JOHNNY CLYDE FARRIS Johnny Clyde Farris, son of Ruth (Long) Farris and the late Earl Ford Farris, was born June 3, 1948, in Hardtner, Kan., and passed away Feb. 6, 2014, at the age of 65 years, 8 months and 3 days. John was cremated at his request and private services will be at a later date. John was raised in Alva, graduating from Alva High School and later Northwestern Oklahoma State University. He served four years in the United States Air Force. He retired as a courier for Ala Carte Courier Service at Oklahoma City in 2006, and returned to Alva at that time. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Ford Farris. John is survived by his mother, Ruth A. Farris; his brother, Nick Farris, and wife, Peggy, of Alva; his sister, Anita Farris, of Alva; niece, Lindsay Hansel, and husband, Aaron, of Moore; nephew, Kyle Farris; great nephew, Cole Hansel, and great niece, Nicky Hansel; other relatives and friends. Contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation for Athletics. Remembrances may be shared with the family at www.marshallfuneralhomes.com. COLETA M. PROVINCE Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Freedom School Auditorium. Burial will follow in Freedom Cemetery. Wharton Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.whartonfuneralcha-
pel.com. Coleta Mae, daughter of Retha (French) and Otis Darr, was born Dec. 5, 1940, at the home of her grandparents, Madison and Ursula Darr. She passed away in Oklahoma City on Feb. 4, 2014, at the age of 73 years, 1 month and 30 days. She attended the Freedom school system and later received her GED. On May 10, 1958, she was married to Camby Eugene Province in Miami, Okla. To this union three children were born, Lance Eugene, Denise LaDawn and Lyndon Dell (Dig). Following their marriage they made their home in Wichita until they moved to Haysville to raise their children. Once their children were grown they bought her parents’ home and moved back to Freedom to retire. When her children were young she worked at the Peter Pan Ice Cream Store, Fox Vliet Drug Co., Beech Aircraft and Boeing Aircraft. Mrs. Province was preceded in death by her husband Gene; her parents; three brothers, Neil, Bill and Otis Jr.; three sisters, Juanita Beer, Lavita Parker and Joyce Ann Riley; and a granddaughter Mandy Province. She is survived by her three children, Lance, Denise and Lyndon (Dig); seven grandchildren, Joshua, Zachary, Shandee and Camby Lynn Province, Ryan and Jordan Fox, Laci Fox and Alan Belveal, Dakota and Jenny Province, Evan Province, Allissa Nesmith, Emma and Luke Belveal, Dylon Edward, Destiny Ornelas, Ariana and Aubree Fox; and three brothers, Arlo, Lewis and Jimmy. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Freedom Ambulance Service.
Two quakes felt in area By Marione Martin There were two earthquakes in the past two days in northwest Oklahoma. On Wednesday afternoon about 5:15 p.m. Alva residents experienced a brief period of buildings vibrating. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered near Medford and registered 3.3. On Thursday morning at 6:48 a.m. there was another earthquake about eight miles southeast of Cherokee. It registered 3.8 on the Richter scale.
Woods County Forecast Friday A 20 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as -8. South wind 7 to 10 mph. Friday Night Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 11. South southeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm after midnight. Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 13. Light northeast wind becoming north 11 to 16 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Sunday Partly sunny, with a
high near 28. Sunday Night A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Monday A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. Monday Night A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 16. Tuesday A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Thursday Sunny, with a high near 42.
Northwestern to play host to the Fantasticks Celebrating the fifth decade of performing, The Fantasticks is the world’s longest running show still in its original theater, the world’s longest running musical and the longest running show in American theater history. The Fantasticks will be at Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Herod Hall Auditorium Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. With music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones, the 1960 musical tells a story of two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud. The fathers hire traveling actors to stage a mock abduction, so that Matt can seem to heroically save Luisa, ending the supposed feud. When the children discover the deception, they reject the arranged love match and separate. Each then gains disillusioning experiences of the real world, seen in parallel fantasy se-
quences. They return to each other bruised but enlightened, and they renew their vows with more maturity. Having premiered at the Sullivan Street Playhouse, a small off-Broadway theatre in New York City’s Greenwich Village, on May 3, 1960, with names like Jerry Orbach, Rita Gardner, Kenneth Nelson and Tom Jones, The Fantasticks still holds the original, ongoing, record-breaking run. Having played in every state, in more than 11,103 U.S. productions in more than 2,000 cities and towns, The Fantasticks has played iconic venues including the White House, the Ford Theatre, the Shawnee Mission in Kansas, Yellowstone National Park and in America’s more exotic locales from Carefree, Ariz., to Mouth of Wilson, Va. Internationally, more than 700 productions have been staged
in 67 nations from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. In addition to an Obie Award and the 1992 Special Tony Award for The Fantasticks, Jones and Schmidt are the recipients of the prestigious ASCAP-Richard Rogers Award for 1993. On Feb. 1, 1999, they were inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame at the Gershwin Theatre. In 1995 The Fantasticks was taken from the stage to the big screen in the movie The Fantasticks directed by Michael Ritchie. Tickets to individual performances will be sold on an “as available” basis at $15 for adults and $10 for students. The reserved seating section at each concert will be held until five minutes prior to the performance. Contact Dr. Irene Messoloras, chair of the Department of Fine Arts, at 580-327-8692.
Many of Medicare’s preventive screenings come at no cost to you By Bob Moos/Southwest public affairs officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services How often have you tried to ignore an ache or pain by telling yourself, “Maybe if I do nothing, it’ll go away.” Sometimes, that works. But wishful thinking isn’t the best way to take care of yourself. Medicare has put a new emphasis on preventive health care. A few years ago, Medicare mostly concerned itself with paying for your treatment after you got sick. Now, it’s also focused on helping you stay healthy and avoid diseases and illnesses in the first place. People with Medicare are entitled to a broad range of exams, lab tests and screenings to detect health problems early, when they’re most treatable or curable. Many now come at no out-of-pocket cost. Many immunizations are also free. To make sure you get started on the right foot, Medicare covers a “welcome to Medicare” visit with your physician during the first 12 months you’re enrolled in the Part B medical insurance program. Your doctor will evaluate your health, discuss any preventive services you may need, like shots or screenings, and make referrals for more care if required. There’s no out-of-pocket cost. You can make the most of your visit by coming prepared. That means bringing a complete list of your prescriptions, your family health history and your medical records, including immunizations. Medicare also pays for an annu-
al wellness visit with your primary care doctor. This isn’t the same as an annual physical exam, but it does provide the same opportunity to discuss your health. Your doctor will develop a personalized prevention plan to keep you healthy. The visit also includes a review of your medications and routine measurements, like your height, weight, blood pressure and body mass index. More than 25 million older Americans with traditional Medicare – including 358,211 Oklahomans -- received at least one preventive service at no cost to them last year. Here’s a rundown of some of these services: • Cardiovascular screenings check cholesterol and other blood fat levels. Medicare pays for the test once every five years. • Blood sugar screenings can determine whether you have diabetes. Based on your health, you may be eligible for up to two screenings each year. • Mammograms check for breast cancer. Medicare covers a screening every 12 months for women 40 and older and one baseline mammogram for women 35 to 39. • Medicare typically pays for a flu shot once every flu season, a pneumonia vaccination once in a lifetime and, if you’re at medium to high risk, a hepatitis B shot. • Colonoscopies can find precancerous growths early. Medicare covers the screenings once every 10 years or, if you’re at high risk, once every two years. You pay nothing for the test itself. If your physician
removes a polyp, you may need to pay 20 percent of the Medicareapproved amount for the doctor’s services and a copayment for the outpatient setting. • Prostate cancer screenings include a yearly PSA test and digital rectal exam for men 50 and older. The PSA test is free. You pay 20 percent of the cost for the rectal exam, after meeting your deductible. • If you’re a smoker who hasn’t shown symptoms of a tobacco-related illness, you may qualify for eight free counseling sessions each year to help you quit. • Likewise, if you’re obese with a body mass index of 30 or higher, you may be eligible for up to 22 free counseling sessions over a year to help you lose weight. Keeping up-to-date with screenings and immunizations is important, so Medicare encourages you to visit mymedicare.gov and register. There, you can see a description of your covered preventive services, the last date you had a particular test and the next date you qualify for it again. By eliminating the out-of-pocket costs for many screenings and tests, Medicare’s new emphasis on prevention not only can save you money, it can help you take control of your health. It may even help save your life.
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Reading to Succeed
As the third-grade reading law takes effest this school year, I have been contacted by a number of parents and teachers worried about the possibility that their child or pupil might be retained. The question often posed to me is: How can we consider holding back a child from moving on to the next grade? The question I pose to them is: How can we consider promoting a child who can’t read? We do no favors for students who are passed on to the next grade without their having this most fundamental skill. Reading isn’t just a subject; it is a skill that is the foundation of all learning. Education experts have noted that being unable to read at an appropriate grade level can lead to an array of other problems. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 88 percent of 19 year-olds who dropped out of high school were unable to read proficiently by third grade. Seventy percent of U.S. prison inmates cannot read above a fourth-grade level. But research has shown that with enough time on task and the right intervention, 95 percent of children can learn to read on grade level. We owe our students this chance to succeed. It is important that I clearly See Succeed Page 6 communicate two important points.
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By Arden Chaffee “Don’t be afraid to ask a question, it may not be as stupid as it seems.” We’ve all been in that position, maybe not so much fearful that the question is stupid, but that it may have already been answered because we weren’t listening. I’ve already addressed the problems that result when you drop out of a conversation, hoping to drop back in – it doesn’t work. Don’t be afraid to ask someone to repeat – they’ll just think you’re trying to wrap your mind around the concept or that you just didn’t hear. Hearing loss can be blamed on many misunderstandings including directions, instructions and agreements. A technique called paraphrasing may be called into action; a technique in which you restate in your own words what you thought you heard. I learned long ago not to shake my head in agreement unless I was certain I understood the concept. Some people are known to mumble out something and expect affirmation. Just because some people agree with you doesn’t make you right or wrong. Agreed, bad decisions are made by smart people and while advice might seem good at the time,
Priorities for the 2014 legislative session
By Gov. Mary Fallin As February begins, so too does another legislative session in Oklahoma. This year I had the honor of giving my fourth State of the State address, delivering my executive budget and outlining an agenda for forward progress and economic growth. These are the topics I addressed and the priorities I believe our legislative session should focus on. Job Creation Oklahoma’s economy has made a dramatic turnaround since the Great Recession. Our progrowth policies are making a significant contribution to that comeback. Today, the unemployment rate has dropped from 7.2 percent to just 5.4 percent. Oklahoma families have also seen
their incomes rise by over 6.3 percent since January 201l. That’s 44 percent higher than the national average and second in the nation. We need to continue to build that forward momentum by pursuing pro-growth policies that help small businesses and the middle class. School Safety and Security I have asked the Legislature to pass HJR 1092, a Constitutional amendment to expand the bonding capacity of local school districts in order to fund safety upgrades like storm shelters, safe rooms and precautions against dangerous intruders. This is a responsible plan for improving safety and security at Oklahoma schools. We aren’t forcing new taxes on Oklahoma families or businesses. We aren’t passing new mandates. Most importantly, we See Now Page 6 are making our schools
Columbus and the New World
By Roger Hardaway Almost all children in school in the United States know that Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain to the so-called New World in 1492. They may also know that Columbus was an Italian who was sailing for Spain only because the monarchs of that country (King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella) hired him. They may not know that Columbus never touched the mainland of either North or South America. They also may not know that the 1492 voyage was the first of four that Columbus made to the New World. The others were in 1493, 1498 and 1502. All four times, he landed in the islands off the coast of the mainland – the Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica and others. These trips across the Atlantic gave Spain a claim to much of the New World – an area the country controlled in most cases for around 300 years. Like other countries that sent explorers out See Corner Page 6 into the Atlantic, Spain was looking for a sea
route from Europe to China. Ferdinand and Isabella rewarded Columbus for his voyages and he was honored in Spain prior to his death in 1506. He became known as “The Admiral of the Ocean Sea.” Yet many people – including Columbus himself – were not sure that he had found a “whole New World.” The intrepid explorer thought he was off the coast of India when he landed in the Atlantic islands. Thus, he called the natives he encountered “Indians.” To this day, these islands are often referred to as the “West Indies” (to distinguish them from the East Indies, which are in the Pacific off the coast of Asia). Consequently, Columbus died convinced that he had not accomplished anything of significance. This prompted one historian once to declare that when Columbus left Spain, he did not know where he was going; when he got there, he did not know where he was; and when he arrived back home, he did not know where he had been! I wish the historian who had said that was me, but – alas – it was not!
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Take time to examine Sticking with recommended parenting methods By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar Dear Annie: Our 14-year-old daughter is not a terrible kid – probably just a typical teenage girl. She can be rude and obnoxious, she talks back and curses, and she leaves her room an upside-down mess and is obsessed with her iPhone, constantly posting pictures of herself online and chatting with friends. We have another daughter five years younger. We were concerned she might model her behavior after her older sister, and so we set rules about cursing and using her cellphone. Our 14-year-old could not abide by the new rules, and after much fighting, she decided to move in with her grandparents, who are much more lenient. She’s been there for several weeks, and by all accounts, she is more responsible and respectful to her grandparents than she ever was with us, and they are happy to have her. Our home is a lot more peaceful now, too. It seems like a win-winwin situation, but it doesn’t feel normal not to have our daughter living with us. And one time, she even said she doesn’t consider us her parents anymore, but she still calls us when she needs something. Should my wife and I be concerned about this situation? – Daughter Dilemma Dear Dilemma: No. Some teenagers are more difficult than others, and the relationship with parents is
often harder for them to deal with. What your daughter says is less important than what she does. If her behavior has improved because she no longer feels she has to rebel against you, that is a good thing. We do recommend, however, that you keep interacting with her in a positive way and not only when she calls asking for something. While she is away, we hope you will examine your parenting methods and determine whether there is anything you could do differently to produce a better result. Both too lenient and too strict are not advisable. Your pediatrician can make recommendations, you can ask for books on parenting at your local library or bookstore, and you can also go online. Dear Annie: When my birthday, Mother’s Day or Christmas roll around, family members always ask, “What can I get you? You have everything.” The gift that pleases me most is their time. A phone call or visit would make my day. Mark your calendar to call Dad or Mom or Grandma. They would be so happy. And here’s the return gift: Seniors – stay busy. Your children and grandchildren are not responsible for your entertainment. There are senior centers, churches and clubs that you can join. Or volunteer. Your children have jobs, families and responsibilities. Don’t criticize them. They will ask for
your opinion if they want it. And to each, remember to say I love you, especially if you haven’t said it for a long time. The first time may be hard, but oh, the wonderful feeling it will leave. – Happy, Active and Much Loved Senior Dear Happy: You have given wise advice to all age groups, including the idea to consider the needs of others instead of your own. It certainly explains your signature. Thank you. Dear Annie: Please tell “Perplexed in Pennsylvania” not to worry that her friend keeps forgetting her birthday. Mine is on September 11th, and my brother, sister, aunt, nieces and nephews do not acknowledge it, probably because they aren’t sure how to celebrate my birthday when it’s also a day of such sadness. I keep in touch with all of them, and that is what matters. – Happy in Connecticut 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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Dear Margo: Dear Margo: I have been with my fiancee for two years, and we have finally gotten to the point where we know each other well enough not to think the relationship is going to end if we argue or disagree. Basically, we are comfortable with each other and very much in love. The problem? It has to do with sex. There is none. (Certainly not compared to when we began dating.) She blames her weight and menopause (she is 49, I am 57) for her decreased libido. When we began dating, we enjoyed sex at least twice a day. It dropped to once a day, then once every other day ... you get the picture. Now she says she is not interested in sex at all. There are some extenuating circumstances: She is starting menopause, her daughter and grandson are living with us, and she has gone from size 6 to size 14. (I do not care, but she does.) I can understand the grandson and the daughter, but when we are alone, I am confused as to why her attitude or desire does not change. I wonder whether it’s me. Her desires and needs have always come first, and I am a very romantic guy. So I guess my question is: Do the reasons she gives cause a loss of sexual desire? – Really Need To Know Dear Real: At first I thought I read “her deceased libido.” I read it wrong, but I had it right. Take your fiancee at her word. If there was a time when it was twice daily, then daily, trust me, it’s not you. As a woman, I can vouch for the
fact that someone who is looking at 50, going through “the change,” living with her child and grandchild, and watching her dress size creep into double digits may, indeed, have a vanishing libido. Her self-esteem has to be in the tank, so all you can do is be supportive and loving, and encourage her to tackle one issue at a time. I predict she’ll come out of this. – Margo, hopefully Dear Margo: I am a happily married 38-year-old woman, pregnant with our first child. I am in my second trimester, and my “baby bump” is starting to show. When I’m out and about, or even at work, I’m amazed at how complete strangers reach out and touch my belly! The first time it happened, in a bookstore, I was stunned. I thought it was likely to be an uncommon occurrence; after all, how many women could be ignorant of everyday manners (e.g., keep your hands to yourself)? To my dismay, I can attest that it happens all too frequently. My family and I tried to think of some response to these fondling trespassers, but all we’ve come up with are equally inappropriate gestures, like reaching out and touching them in an improper place (like a breast), and I don’t have the
nerve. I realize these women are just trying to commune with me, woman to woman, but can’t they just say “congratulations”? What can I say to make them understand that these uninvited caresses are unwelcome? – Perpetually Pawed While Preggers Dear Perp: I’ll admit I had trouble believing this actually happens, so I asked a young friend who just had her second child. Yup, it happens. This must be a new wrinkle, because when I was pregnant (when ice covered the earth), the only person who put out a hand to feel the bump was the father-to-be. I think if a stranger had done this to me, I would have simultaneously raised my eyebrows along with my hand. Your only defense, if you see someone coming toward you with outstretched palm, is to turn away. Should someone make contact before you see the hand advancing, do not be shy about saying, “I find that quite rude, since I do not even know you.” – Margo, aptly Dear Margo is written by Margo Howard, Ann Landers’ daughter. All letters must be sent via the online form at www.creators.com/ dearmargo. Due to a high volume of e-mail, not all letters will be answered.
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By Tom and Ray Magliozzi Dear Tom and Ray: I found a larger oil filter for my car with the same exact specs, except for the length. The larger one is about 1.5 inches longer. With the extra size and more oil capacity, is there any reason not to use the larger one? My car usually takes a Purolator PSL14670. The bigger one is a PSL30001. Thanks. – Larry RAY: I don’t really recommend it, Larry. TOM: We do that for some customers’ cars at the garage, at their request. There’s never anything wrong with the filter that comes with the car; it’s designed to do the job. But with a larger filter, where everything else is equal, you’ll filter a little more oil per minute, and some people think that helps the engine over time. RAY: You’ll increase your oil capacity by a very small amount, so you’ll have to add more oil when you refill the crankcase. But if you pay attention to the “Full” mark on the dipstick, that’s not a problem. TOM: But there are two potential dangers I can think of. One is that your new, larger oil filter does not filter to the same specifications as the OEM part (Original Equipment Manufacturer ... the part that came with the car). A lot of filters look the same, but just because it looks the same and screws onto your engine block, that doesn’t
mean it’ll do what the manufacturer requires it to do. RAY: The other danger is that on some cars, the filter is in a place where if you make it longer, it can get hit by road debris. That’s a potential disaster. If something on the road were to strike the filter and tear it open, you’d lose all your oil in a matter of seconds, and your engine likely would be toast. TOM: So if you’re uncertain about any of these things, we suggest that you stick with the manufacturer’s recommendation for the oil filter. That’s 100 percent adequate, and is guaranteed to do the job. RAY: But if you’re a hobbyist or tinkerer or it’s Saturday and you already cleaned the barbecue grill twice, and you know what you’re doing, you can try this, Larry. TOM: You might want to wait until the car is out of warranty first, though. Just in case. *** You want to buy a used car, but how do you find a good one? Tom and Ray can help! Order “How to Buy a Great Used Car: Secrets Only Your Mechanic Knows.” Send $4.75 (check or money order) to Used Car, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. *** Get more Click and Clack in their new book, “Ask Click and Clack: Answers from Car Talk.” Got a question about cars? Write to Click and Clack in care of this newspaper, or email them by visiting the Car Talk website at www. cartalk.com.
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AOGC assists with continued improvements to roads, Latest round of bridges throughout ODOT eight-year work plan snow, ice keeps This year, the Association of Oklahoma General Contractors (AOGC) and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) are continuing their work on the Eight-Year Construction Work Plan to improve state and U.S. highways and interstates in Oklahoma. It is the focus of these two organizations to bring together contractors, elected officials and state leaders to continue the improvement of Oklahoma’s infrastructure. “Since the Eight-Year Construction Work Plan was adopted,
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we’ve seen a significant reduction in structurally deficient roads and bridges in this state,” said Bobby Stem, executive director of AOGC. “AOGC has a strong commitment to improving the infrastructure in Oklahoma for residents and travelers alike. This construction will help continue the development of our state, making Oklahoma more prosperous for generations to come.” The Eight-Year Construction Work Plan covers projects in all 77 Oklahoma counties. In Woods County, there are plans to exten-
sively work on roads and bridges on U.S. highways 64 and 281. The projected costs for these projects totals $24 million during the next eight years. The transformation that these projects bring will almost immediately increase job growth and aid in economic development. Gov. Mary Fallin, state legislators and AOGC have set high expectations for the completion and renovation of Oklahoma’s transportation system and are committed to the improvement of the deficient roads and bridges in this state.
Education To improve education in Oklahoma we need two things: increased resources and better policies that support teachers and empower students and parents. My budget includes a $50 million increase in spending for K-12 education, and I remain absolutely committed to implementing important reforms that will increase school accountability and student performance. Moving forward, I will work relentlessly on two fronts: First, we must improve K-12 public school results. Second, we have to increase the number of Oklahomans who continue their education beyond high school, either by attending college or a career technology center. A high school diploma is not enough. “Right-sizing” State Government My budget proposes targeted spending cuts and asks our agencies to continue to find ways to operate more efficiently and to cut waste. In the coming days and weeks, we know what we’ll hear. Those who like bigger government and higher taxes will say the sky is falling. Entrenched interest groups and even some agency heads may say
the same thing. But guess what? It’s not. The cuts we’ve proposed this year amount to five percent or less of agency budgets, and in total amount to about one percent of state spending. Any business worth its salt can find five percent cost savings without crippling the services it provides. State government can too. Pension Reform and Employee Compensation Our pay system for state employees is suffering from an imbalance: we offer more generous benefits than other states and the private sector, but less pay. That’s not a good way to attract qualified workers in today’s economy. We must work to address that balance and adequately compensate our employees. We also need to modernize our pension system. New hires within the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System should be moved from an outdated, mid-20th century pension system to the more portable and flexible 401k-style benefits used in the private sector. Businesses made this change a long time ago, recognizing that the old pension model didn’t appeal to a more mobile workforce in today’s modern economy. It’s time for state government to stop playing catchup. Capitol Repairs Raw sewage is literally leaking into the Capitol basement. On
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“good” days, our visitors and employees can only see the disrepair. On bad days, they can smell it. We must begin repairing the People’s House now. The best, most realistic way to accomplish this is through a bond issue. Rejecting Obamacare We cannot plunge this nation further into debt or place Oklahoma on a fiscally unsound path by expanding Medicaid. Both the president’s plan and alternative proposals that rely on federal dollars in the Affordable Care Act amount to the same thing: a dramatic growth in unsustainable government spending. Washington wants to lead this nation in the wrong direction – but Oklahomans will not be led astray. We will find our own way forward. Tax Cuts I believe responsibly lowering the income tax is the right thing to do. This is the people’s money; it should stay with the people. It is the people and the private sector, not state government, that are the true engines of job creation. When we lower taxes we allow them to invest in their businesses, spend dollars in the economy and help to create Oklahoma jobs. That’s why I am asking the Legislature to support a .25 percent reduction in the state income tax.
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always list pro vs. con. In the end, all decisions are emotional, so it’s best to take plenty of time to decide, lest the thrill of victory be circumvented by the agony of defeat. From Simon and Garfunkel’s song Kodachrome: “If you think back on all the crap you learned in high school, it’s a wonder you can think at all.”
residents inside By Kristi Eaton OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma residents hunkered down indoors for the third time this week as icy roads and bitterly cold temperatures closed schools and government offices and canceled sporting events on Thursday. The winter storm spread 1 to 3 inches of snow across the Oklahoma City metro area early Thursday but had moved out of the state by mid-afternoon, said Ryan Barnes, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Norman. Areas in northeast Oklahoma saw 1-2 inches of snow. It was the latest in a series of storms to wallop the state, where residents are getting used to seeing school closings scroll across the bottom of their television screens this winter. On Thursday, several districts canceled classes and sports events again, including Oklahoma City Public Schools. And nonessential state employees in Canadian, Cleveland, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie counties were allowed to remain at home until 10 a.m. Thursday because of hazardous road conditions. Several tribal governments also shuttered or opened late because of weather. Emergency Medical Services
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Authority responded to several injury accidents as well as reports of cold exposure and people slipping and falling, said spokeswoman Lara O’Leary. Paramedics urged parents to make sure children playing outside in the snow were bundled up with hats, gloves and several loose layers underneath a warm winter coat. Temperatures were in the single digits for many locations, said Barnes, the meteorologist. Oklahoma City reached a low of 9 degrees on Thursday, while Arnett in northwestern Oklahoma reached 0. Wind chills dipped into negatives Thursday morning. Oklahoma City-area resident Angie Milligan said it’s not the ice or snow that keeps her indoors during inclement weather, but the bitterly cold temperatures and wind. “I feel like this is out of the ordinary. I feel like it’s been a lot harsher than we’re used to,” Milligan, 49, said. “It just seems like there’s been a lot more of it this year.” Milligan, who works in the administrative offices at a private school, said the many weather days that some districts have to take make it difficult for teachers to stay on track with their curriculum schedule.
First, this is not one test on one day to determine if a child is promoted. Second, retention is a last resort. I can’t stress enough that retention, as a requirement of the state law, is absolutely a last resort. Retained students would be limited to only those students who score Unsatisfactory in the reading assessment of the third-grade Oklahoma Core Curriculum Test (OCCT) and who don’t qualify for one of the state’s six good-cause exemptions. If a child demonstrates what typically would be deemed a secondgrade reading level or higher on this assessment, the child will be promoted. A student who scores Unsatisfactory on the state assessment, however, will still have the opportunity to take alternate tests; a teacher can still show a portfolio of the child’s work to demonstrate grade-level performance. There are other good-cause exemptions as well – for English Language Learners, for children on individualized education plans who have been previously retained and others.
Some schools are considering transitional grades for retained students. There is nothing to stop a school from offering a transitional grade earlier than third grade. In addition, no one, including the parent, should be surprised if a child scores Unsatisfactory. Under the law, schools are required to use benchmark assessments at the beginning of each year for students from kindergarten through third grade to identify children at risk of retention for reading. Schools must implement individualized reading plans for these children, and parents must be notified in writing about the intensive intervention. To help ensure success for the Reading Sufficiency Act, the Oklahoma State Department of Education is requesting an additional $16 million in funding for the law. Parents concerned about whether their child might be at risk should contact the child’s teacher. All too often, a child’s inability to read sentences leads to academic struggles, limited opportunity and a lower quality of life. That will not happen on my watch.
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Northwestern nursing students bring Pediatric Assessment Day to Washington Elementary School
Northwestern junior nursing students take part in Pediatric Assessment Day 2014 with Jennifer Tyree’s kindergarten class at Washington Elementary School. Pictured in front are students from the kindergarten class. Northwestern’s nursing students include (first row from left) Corie Kaiser, Loren Quiram, Jermaine Bell, Mackenzie Flowers, Madison Nichols, Audrey Buss, Drew Bartel, Liesl Maloy, Crystal Waddell, Lindsey Nighswonger, Abigail Daniel, Lori Shearer, Lauren Martinez Scobell, Chandra Flynn, (second row) Staci Stewart, Darcey Kliewer, Chelsea Tate, Robin Zornes, Malia Bachman, Juliana Sismon Cooley, (third row) Madison B. Howard, Mariah Harmon, Chelsey Tapia, Taylor Mathes, Katherine Stewart, Patrick Karr, Nayeli Meza, Courtney Herian, Angela Mewherter, Tiffany Song and Stephanie Mast.
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put in the budget for this fiscal year. “So I was just wondering if that was still in the budget to get done before June this year?” “That’s still being discussed,” said Dunham. He said the city doesn’t have plans on it yet but as recently as last week he was discussing the project with the water and sewer supervisor. “So yes, it is still being discussed, it is still in the budget, it is still a plan, but we do not have construction plans to do that yet. I haven’t forgotten about you.” Cook said he and his neighbors would be glad to do anything they could to help. “I’d love to get on the city sewer system.” Alva Utility Authority Sewer lines were discussed again
(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Friday, February 7, 2014.) BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, LLC RELIEF SOUGHT: MODIFICATION OF POOLING ORDER NO. 371426 (JANUARY 27TH, 1993) TO CHANGE OPERATOR LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 28 NORTH, RANGE 16 WEST, WOODS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA CAUSE CD NO. 201400792 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, and all parties listed as respondents on Exhibit “A”, attached to the Application on file herein, and more particularly: VIOLET F. MESSECAR, PRESUMED HEIR OF C.G. MESSECAR, PRESUMED DECEASED; AUSTIN GOOM, PRESUMED DECEASED; and NORMA LEE GOOM, AKA MRS. JOE T. LINCOLN, PRESUMED DECEASED, if living, or if deceased, the known and unknown heirs, devisees, executors, administrators, successors, trustees and/or assigns, immediate and remote, of the above named parties. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Applicant in this Cause is requesting that the Commission modify Pooling Order No. 371426 (January 27th, 1993) to change the operator from Spectra Energy Corp. to SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC and/or Atchley Resources, Inc. insofar as subsequent wells drilled on the captioned lands. IT IS ORDERED that this Cause be referred to an Administrative Law Judge for hearing, taking of evidence and reporting to the Commission.
during the Alva Utility Authority meeting which followed the council meeting. The city received five bids for a sewer project to be built to the east of Alva. The bids included the materials and the construction of the line. The highest bid was $381,880 and the lowest was $219,996.40. Some of the board members expressed concern that the low bid was $86,000 less than the next lowest bid. However, the city’s engineer for the project recommended the low bid stating, “Their bid is in order, and they have experience in this type of work.” The board members voted to accept the low bid by Mies Construction of Wichita, Kan. Dunham estimated construction would take at
least four weeks, but he did not know when construction could begin. This will delay the opening of the new Atwoods store to the east of Alva. The utility authority also voted to approve minutes of the last meeting and the payment of $98,757.75 in claims. Alva Economic Development Authority The final meeting of the evening was the Alva Economic Development Authority. The board members approved minutes of the last meeting and the payment of $296,456.43 in claims. Finance Chairman Wes Miller pointed out the total included the fall 2013 scholarship bill of $280,931.25 from the NWOSU Foundation.
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 25th 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 any person desiring to protest shall have fifteen (15) days after receipt of notice in which to file a written protest to the Application. Failure to submit a written protest within the fifteen (15) day period shall be deemed consent to the granting of the Application. If no protests are announced, Applicant reserves the right to request the matter be remanded for administrative approval. 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 31st 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, February 7, 2014.) BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANT: CHAPARRAL ENERGY, L.L.C. RELIEF SOUGHT: DRILLING AND SPACING UNITS LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 27 NORTH, RANGE 16 WEST, WOODS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA CAUSE CD NO. 201400799 NOTICE OF HEARING TO ALL PERSONS, OWNERS, PRODUCERS, OPERATORS, PURCHASERS AND TAKERS OF OIL AND GAS, INCLUDING but not limited to all persons if living or if deceased, their known and unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees and assigns, immediate and remote of any such party, and all corporations existing and if dissolved, known and unknown successors, and all persons having an interest in the captioned land. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Applicant in this cause is requesting that the Commission enter an order extending the provisions of Order No. 609397, which order established a 640acre horizontal drilling and spacing unit for the production of hydrocarbons from the Mississippian common source of supply, to cover and include said Section 8, Township 27 North, Range 16 West, Woods County, Oklahoma. Applicant further requests that the order to be entered in this cause be made effective on some date prior to the date of the hearing. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause will be heard before an Administrative Law Judge on the Initial Hearing Docket at the Corporation Commission Oklahoma City facility, Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73105, at 8:30 a.m., on March 3, 2014, and that this notice be published as required by law and the rules of the Commission.
Northwestern Oklahoma State University junior nursing students conducted Pediatric Assessment Day 2014 in Jennifer Tyree’s kindergarten class at Washington Elementary School Tuesday, Jan. 21. Members of the kindergarten class were weighed, measured, had their hearts listened to, participated in other “ice breaker” activities and received goodie bags. “Pediatric Assessment day is a great way for our nursing students to learn how to communicate with children,” Jennifer Mahieu, instructor of nursing, said. “It helps us see the average growth of a child at this age.” Northwestern junior nursing students who participated in Pediatric Assessment Day are Corie Kaiser, Alva; Loren Quiram,
Ponca City; Jermaine Bell, Ponca City; Mackenzie Flowers, Carmen; Madison Nichols, Edmond; Audrey Buss, Enid; Drew Bartel, Enid; Liesl Maloy, Enid; Crystal Waddell, Woodward; Lindsey Nighswonger, Alva; Abigail Daniel, McPherson (Kan.); Lori Shearer, Enid; Lauren Martinez Scobell, Enid; Chandra Flynn, Woodward; Staci Stewart, Burlington; Darcey Kliewer, Thomas; Chelsea Tate, Seiling; Robin Zornes, Riverton (Kan.); Malia Bachman, Enid; Juliana Sismon Cooley, San Paulo (Brazil); Madison B. Howard, Enid; Mariah Harmon, Woodward; Chelsey Tapia, Woodward; Taylor Mathes, Anthony (Kan.); Katherine Stewart, Woodward; Patrick Karr,
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RITTER aka ORVILLE ALBERT RITTER, deceased, having filed his Final Account and Petition for Order Allowing Final Account, Determination of Heirs, Devisees and Legatees and Distribution of Estate; IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the hearing of same be held on the 25th day of February, 2014, at 3:00 o’clock p.m. before this Court in Woods County Courthouse at Alva, Woods County, be and the same is hereby appointed as the time and place for hearing of said Final Account and Petition for Order Allowing Final Account, Determination of Heirs, Devisees and Legatees and Distribution of Estate, when and where any person interested in said estate may appear and make objection to any of the above matters, and that notice of said hearing shall be and is hereby given to the heirs, devisees and legatees by mailing copy of this Notice and Order with postage prepaid to each of said persons at their places of residence and by publication once each week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper published in this County. Dated this 3rd day of February, 2014. s/Mickey J. Hadwiger JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT Danny G. Lohmann, OBA #14902 Attorney at Law LEGAL NOTICE P.O. Box 115 (Published by the Alva Review- Aline, OK 73716 Courier on Friday, February 7, February (405) 306-1445 14 and Sunday March 2, 2014.) ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL Notice of Proposed Branch Purchase REPRESENTATIVE and Assumption Transaction Notice is given that application LEGAL NOTICE has been made to the Comptroller of (Published by the Alva Reviewthe Currency, Southern District, 1600 Lincoln Plaza, 500 North Akard Street, Courier on Friday, January 31 and Dallas, Texas 75201, for consent for February 7, 2014.) SECOND ALIAS BancCentral, National Association, 602NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE 612 Flynn Street, Alva, Oklahoma 73717, CJ-2012-12 to purchase certain assets and to assume Notice is given that on the 6th day of certain liabilities of Bank SNB, National Association, 608 South Main Street, March, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., at the lobby Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074, associated door of the County Courthouse, in the with the branch offices of Bank SNB, City of Alva, Woods County, Oklahoma, National Association located at 203 West the Sheriff of said County will offer for Main Street, Anthony, Kansas 67003 sale and sell, with appraisement, for and 1002 Central Street, Harper, Kansas cash, at public auction, to the highest and best bidder, all that certain real estate in 67058. This notice is published pursuant Woods County, Oklahoma, to-wit: The West One Hundred Forty (140) to 12 USC 1828(c) and 12 CFR 5. Anyone may submit written comments feet of Lot One (1), in Block Seven (7), on this application by March 9, 2014 to: Mabel McGraths Subdivision to the Director of District Licensing, Southern Town , now City of Alva, Woods County, District, 1600 Lincoln Plaza, 500 North Oklahoma; subject to unpaid taxes, advancements Akard Street, Dallas, Texas 75201. The public file is available for by Plaintiff for taxes, insurance inspection in the district office during premiums, and expenses necessary for regular business hours. Written requests the preservation of the subject property, for a copy of the public file on the if any, said property having been duly application should be sent to the Director appraised at $15,200.00. Sale will be made pursuant to a Special Execution of District Licensing. And Order Of Sale issued in accordance with judgment entered in the District Court of Woods County, Oklahoma, LEGAL NOTICE in Case No. CJ-2012-12, entitled (Published by the Alva Review-Courier Champion Mortgage Company, Plaintiff, on Friday, February 7 and February 14, vs. Wilberta Joy Brown, being all of 2014..) the Defendants and persons holding or IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF claiming any interest or lien in the subject WOODS COUNTY STATE OF property. OKLAHOMA Rudy Briggs, Jr., Sheriff of In the Matter of the Estate of ORVILLE Woods County, Oklahoma RITTER also known as ORVILLE By: Ruby Briggs, Jr., Sheriff ALBERT RITTER, Deceased. James H. Thiessen - # 20354 Case No. PB-2000-41 AMENDED NOTICE AND ORDER BAER, TIMBERLAKE, COULSON & FOR HEARING FINAL ACCOUNT CATES, P.C. AND DETERMINATION OF HEIRS, P.O. Box 18486 Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0486 DEVISEES AND LEGATEES AND Telephone: (405) 842-7722 DISTRIBUTION NORVILLE RITTER, Personal Facsimile: (405) 848-9349 Representative of the Estate of ORVILLE BTCC File No.: 78316 NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Applicant and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of telephonic communication shall be paid by the person or persons requesting its use. Interested parties who wish to participate by telephone shall contact Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide their names and telephone numbers. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action contact Bailey Benham, Landman, Chaparral Energy, L.L.C., 701 Cedar Lake Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73114, Telephone No. 405/426-4509 and/or Gregory L. Mahaffey, Attorney, 300 N.E. 1st Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-4004, Telephone: 405/236-0478. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA PATRICE DOUGLAS, Chairman BOB ANTHONY, Vice-Chairman DANA L. MURPHY, Commissioner DONE AND PERFORMED ON FEBRUARY 3, 2014. BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Secretary
February 7, 2014
NWOSU softball schedule changes due to weather
NWOSU Sports Information Due to inclement weather, there has been a schedule change for Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s (NWOSU) softball team. Games with Sterling and Pratt have been cancelled and will not be made up. Northwestern will instead travel to Stephenville, Texas, this weekend for four games. Northwestern will be playing back-to-back games on Saturday, first against host team Tarleton State at 10 a.m. and then Emporia State at 12:30 p.m. The Rangers will continue their weekend on Sunday when they will play Northeastern State at 10 a.m. followed by an afternoon game against Tarleton at 12:30 p.m. Two other Great American Conference schools, Southern Nazarene and Harding, will also be competing in the weekend round robin. Live stats will be available online throughout the weekend through tarletonsports.com. The Rangers were also scheduled to play a two-game series with Oklahoma Christian next Tuesday in Alva, but due to the weather conditions the games will be postponed and made up on a later date. Nicole Ritter (left) drives past Bayllee Jacobs (#40) to go for a layup. Ritter had nine points against the Lady Buccaneers on Monday night. Photo by Leslie Nation
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The Ladybugs stomp out the Lady Bucs to win 65-43 By Leslie Nation The Alva Ladybugs controlled the pace Monday night against the No. 7 of Class 2A Tonkawa to get a 22-point road victory. In Alva’s last meeting with the Lady Buccaneers, the Ladybugs squeezed by in a final showdown of the North Country Basketball Tournament 39-36. Despite having home court advantage, Tonkawa struggled early as the Ladybugs went on a 6-0 run to maintain the lead for the rest of the game. The Lady Bucs finally scored with 4:14 left in the first quarter to cut Alva’s lead in half, but a driving layup from Jaden Hobbs (#23) and
an open three from Bailey Forell (#3) put them up by eight. Tonkawa got back to within six of Alva, but the Ladybugs built a 12-point lead at the end of the first to put the score at 21-9. In the second quarter, the Ladybugs outscored Tonkawa by only two-points, but it was enough to increase their lead by 14 with the score at 37-23 before halftime. After the half, Alva got their biggest lead of the night to end the third with the Lady Bucs trailing by 21 points. By the final seconds, the Ladybugs won with the score at 6543. The game-high scorer was
Hobbs with 18 points, five rebounds and nine assists. Lora Riley (#15) added 14 points to get second team-high to go with her nine rebounds. Forell, Nicole Ritter (#24) and Whitney Randall (#30) each contributed nine points while Morgan Shiever added another six. The team-high scorers for Tonkawa were Omega Reese (#4) and Baylee Jacobs (#40), each with 10 points. Valerie Allen (#32) put up seven, and Logan Burgess (#11) and Samantha Allen (#34) each added six. The Ladybugs (20-1) travel
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Kat Kuhlmann, Ponca City High School senior, signs a letter of intent to join Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s (NWOSU) cross country team this fall as her parents, coach and athletic director look on. Front, from left: Marisa Dye (Alva High School ‘94, NWOSU ‘99), Kat Kuhlmann, Darrel Dye. Back: Kelly Chaney, Ponca City High School cross country coach; Chris Walker, Ponca City High School athletic director. Kuhlmann is the granddaughter of Lynn and Marione Martin of Alva. Photo by Abby Luis, Ponca City High School junior
February 7, 2014
Goldbugs rally in the second quarter to win 52-42 By Leslie Nation The Alva Goldbugs had a rough start to their first meeting with the Tonkawa Buccaneers Monday night, but the Goldbugs recovered
in the second quarter to take a 10-point road victory. Within the the first three minutes of game play, Alva trailed the Bucs by five but back-to-back
jumpers from Lane Madsen (#20) put them within one point of the lead. The Goldbugs went four minutes without scoring, and the first quarter ended with the score at 6-11 in Tonkawa’s favor. In the second, Alva fought back and tied the score at 15 with 2:47
left to play in the first half. The Goldbugs ended the second with a three-point lead off of a trey from Trevor Johnson (#5) to put the score at 20-17. After getting the lead late in the first half, Alva aimed to put some distance between them and the
Bucs, going on a 9-0 run to lead by 12 points. The Goldbugs limited Tonkawa to just five points in the third quarter to take a 14-point lead. In the final quarter, Tonkawa outscored the Goldbugs 16-20, but
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Three Alva High School (AHS) seniors sign to play football for Northwestern Oklahoma State after graduation. Pictured from left to right (front row): Riley Hess, Ty Hooper and Cade Pfleider each signed on Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. in the AHS library. Middle row: Jennifer Hess, Scott Hess, Machelle Hooper and Cherri Pfleider. Back row: AHS Principal Randy Atkins, Cody Hooper, Monty Pfleider and head coach of AHS football Bruce Dollar. Riley Hess was an Oklahoma Class 2A All-State Honorable Mention, named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association (OCA) All-Star Team for 2A, 2A District 1 Wide Receiver of the Year, and finished his career as Alva’s all-time leader in catches, yards and receiving touchdowns - nearly 4,000 career yards and 49 touchdowns. Hess also holds the school record for most receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns in a single season with 85 receptions in 2013, and 1,339 receiving yards with 23 touchdowns in 2012. Ty Hooper was a two-time VYPE Top 100 pick, named “District Quarterback of the Year” and an OCA Class 2A All-Star. Hooper holds the new school record throwing for 91 touchdowns and 9,759 yards in a career. Hooper also holds the record for most yards and touchdowns thrown in a single season, throwing for 2,908 yards and 35 touchdowns in 2012. Cade Pfleider was also named to the OCA Class 2A All-Star team with his fellow teammates, and finished his high school career Lane Madsen (#20) is left wide open to go for a layup on a fastbreak. with 306 rushing yards, 1,374 receiving yards and 20 total touchdowns. As starting middle linebacker, Madsen had 16 points to tie for the game-high on Monday night Pfleider had a career total of 502 tackles--an AHS school record--, two sacks and three interceptions. against Tonkawa. Photo by Leslie Nation Photo by Leslie Nation
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A Most Excellent Way By Rev. Dr. Judye Pistole Many of us know Paul’s great words about love: “Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.” But have you paid any attention to the verses before these? Saul of Tarsus is a convert to Christianity in the first decade or so after the death of Jesus. He changes his name to Paul. He travels telling the good news of Jesus, preaching a different way to live, a more authentic way to live. Early on he is mostly speaking to Jewish people in synagogues. The Way, which is what the Jesus-following movement is called in the early days, is a sort of step-
brother branch of Judaism. Paul seems to have a talent for gathering people into Jesus-following communities. Maybe because of that he is driven out of the synagogues, and he gathers people in public squares, in homes, wherever people will listen. When he leaves town, he leaves fledgling Jesus communities that he called “ecclesia” from the Greek word “called” – the ones who are called from their former lives into a new life in Christ. Corinth is one such community or ecclesia. Corinth is a rowdy town, a seaport with Greeks, Romans and lots of Jews. There are plenty of sailors, merchants and all kinds of bad behavior, but Paul plants a church. When he leaves, he still gets reports on how they are doing The year is about 50 C.E., twenty years after the death of Jesus. Probably none of the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John, have been written yet. Paul gets messages as to how the people of the Corinthian group are doing as he continues on his way, preaching, teaching and encouraging people to form commu-
Alva Friends Church
Alva Church of God Sunday, February 9: Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Robert Brown will bring a sermon entitled “Everyone Loves a Parade.” This evening at 6 p.m. will be “Wisdom to Live By” – Proverbs. Tuesday, February 11: Ladies meeting for fellowship and study will be at 7 p.m. Promise Keepers for Men will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, February 16: .Starting tonight at 6 p.m. we will have a much-requested study: Bible 101. 1. Finding things in the Bible. 2. Principles from Bible stories. 3. Hard things in the Bible. 4. What we believe and why. 5. People – Good and bad. Please visit our website at www. AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends Church Sunday, February 9: We would love for you and your family to join us here on the corner of College Avenue and Center Street as See Way Page 11 together we worship and serve 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 email@example.com
St. Cornelius Catholic Church 404 S. Massachusetts, Cherokee
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Seventh Day Adventist Tenth & Church, Alva 327-4752
College & Maple, Alva 327-0194
Town & Country Christian Church
First Presbyterian Church
Ninth & Church, Alva 327-0811
Seventh & Church 327-3895
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
7 mi W on Hwy 64, 10 mi N, 2 mi W 430-9026
First United Methodist Church
Ninth & Center, Alva 327-2846
Freedom United Methodist Church
Church of God
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
1407 Thunderbird Rd., Alva 327-2993
Church of the Nazarene College & Locust, Alva 327-2566 www.alvanaz.org
College Hill Church of Christ 1102 College Blvd., Alva 327-0130 www.alvaok.net/collegehill
Community of Christ First & Church, Alva 327-0719
Dacoma Church of God 505 Broadway, Dacoma
nities and to live following Jesus. And he replies in a letter, addressing the problems that the church in Corinth is having – and it has a few. There seems to be some jockeying for power going on. Paul writes them a letter – the Epistle we call First Corinthians. Paul tries in First Corinthians, Chapter 12, to remind them that all gifts, teaching, prophesying, healing, etc., come from God and are to be used to build up the whole group. Then he tells them there is one more thing they need to consider – a better way – no matter what their gifts and importance (and some of these gifts sound pretty impressive.): unless they are used in love, their gifts are not that great. Paul says, “Let me show you a more excellent way to live, to be.” And here begins the part of the Corinthians letter about love. Paul is talking about an excessively fine way. You know the word “hyperbole?” It is the word being used here in the original Greek
College & Church, Alva 327-2571
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Lord. Sunday school for all ages will begin at 9:30 a.m. The worship hour begins at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Mark will share with the Little Friends and preach the message “Confidence for All of Life” from Psalm 27. Kenneth Byrd will lead the worship. Franklin Murrow will lead the singing. Accompanists are Sherry Williams on the organ and Cindy Goss on the piano. Church committees will meet at 5 p.m. Our congregational meeting for business will be at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. Wednesday, February 12: Bible study for adults will be held at 6 p.m. at the church. We are currently doing a study called “Gifts: the joy of serving God.” All are welcome. Alva Wesleyan Church Sunday, February 9: 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, February 9: 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, February 9: 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, February 9: 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, February 11: Celebrate Recovery will meet in the church fellowship hall. We will start at our new meeting time of 6:30 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, February 12: 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, February 9: PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL MEET AT THE WESLEY HOUSE AT 1027 EIGHTH ST. IN ALVA. WE ARE WAITING ON PARTS FOR
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THE HEATER. 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 “Cease Fire – Finding a Peace That Lasts” based on Philippians 4:2-9. Sunday school will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 15: Hobo Stew and Movie Night will begin at 5 p.m. We will be serving a delicious stew along with showing the movie “Second Chances.” All are invited to attend. For more information about our church, activities or if you have a need, please call 580-216-4787. Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church Sunday, February 9: 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, February 9: 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. Sermon title for Sunday, Feb. 9: “What does it look like to bear fruit for God?” Scripture: John 15:9-17; 26-27. Wednesday prayer time: The sanctuary is open from 6:30 p.m. ro 7:30 p.m. for prayer. Stay for the whole hour or just come for a short time. Forty Days of Prayer and Fasting continues. Please pray for God’s vision for our church and your own life. Prayer for the week: Dear God: Thank you for watching over us each day. Your constant care gives us reassurance in this uncertain world. 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 – 580327-2566 – www.AlvaNaz. org. Email addresses: church – email@example.com; Pastor Tom – firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, telephone 816-786-8544; Children’s Pastor Lydia Campbell – lydiac@alvanaz. org or firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 580-732-0424. Find us on Facebook at www. facebook.com/www.alvanaz.org. College Hill Church of Christ Sunday, February 9: 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, February 9: We will gather at 8:30 a.m. for fellowship coffee and donuts. Morning worship will begin at 9 a.m. At 9:15 a.m. will be children’s Sunday school. All visitors are welcome. Dacoma United Methodist Church is located at 900 Main St., Dacoma, Okla. Eagle Pass Baptist Church Sunday, February 9: 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, February 9: 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, February 9: Times for our Sunday services have changed. Sunday school will begin at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. will be morning worship. The choir will rehearse at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 11: Ladies Brown Bag Bible Study will begin at noon. Wednesday, February 12: Hand bells will rehearse at 4 p.m. At 5 p.m. is a paid supper. At 6 p.m. will be Team Kids, youth, and small groups. The Worship Band will practice at 7:3-0 p.m. First Christian Church Sunday, February 9: 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. We will have a baby shower at 1:30 p.m. for Brooke Pingleton. Monday, February 10: The Cherry-Hannah Quilting Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 12: All college students are welcome to our weekly Wednesday dinner at 5 p.m. in the basement of the church. The young adult study, as well as children’s activities, begin at 6 p.m. Nursery is provided. The choir will meet at 6:30 p.m. We invite you to come join us at First Christian Church. First Presbyterian Church Sunday, February 9: Sunday school will be at 9:50 a.m. Worship is at 11 a.m. The worship leader will be Jane Gaskill. The ushers will be Ed Felts, Cynthia Pfeifer-Hill, Kelly Benson and Carol Bramlett. The sermon title is “Kosher Salt” based on Matthew 5:13-20. Monday, February 10: The group crocheting baby hats will meet. Wednesday, February 12: Choir practice will be at 5:30 p.m. and the fellowship dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 13: The session will meet at 6 p.m. Friday, February 14: The Evening Espresso group will meet
from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. First United Methodist Church Sunday, February 9: 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 “The Long and Winding Road: Salt and Light.” Liturgist will be Dal Houston. Children’s Time will be presented by Paul Duncan. Ushers will be Larry & Jeanie Wade, Fred Neuman, Tom Boren and Joyce Hickman. The annual Circle of Care offering will be received to support Oklahoma United Methodist ministries to youth and children. Monday, February 10: 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. Wednesday, February 12: Chancel Choir rehearsal will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Live! Fellowship dinner will be at 6 p.m., and classes for children, youth and adults from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Leap Into Health weight-loss support group led by Dr. Liz inzie will meet in the church parlor at 6:30 p.m. Hopeton Church Hopeton: a non-typical church! You don’t have to dress in a suit to be accepted; you can wear your jeans, get a cup of coffee, and enjoy contemporary music, great videos, 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: email@example.com, 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 Jason and Kristin Arnold. They are the new Student Ministries pastors for both Hopeton Church and the eXtreme. For more information, call 327-5433. Town and Country Christian Church Sunday, February 9: Sunday school for all ages will start at 9:30 a.m. The adult Sunday school lesson is “Treat Everyone Equally,” from James 2:1-13. The greeters will be Arlo and Verlene Darr. At 10:30 a.m. worship service will start. Cherie Lau will play the piano. Song leader will be Kim Foster. Serving communion will be Justin Lau and Clark Schultz. Children’s Church will be held. Pastor Paul Cole will bring the message, entitled “Love Focuses on the Task,” based on 1 John 2:1-14. Tuesday, February 11: Town and Country Saints will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 12: Youth group from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Men’s group at 7:45 p.m. Friday, February 14: Valentine Banquet will be at 6 p.m. at the Runneymeade. Sunday, February 16: The fellowship meal will follow the morning worship service.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A survey by the Public Religion Research Institute found that while seven in 10 seniors identify as white Christians, less than three in 10 Millennials do so. The denominations chosen by Americans are also changing. White evangelical Protestants make up 29 percent of seniors, but account for only 10 percent of Millennials. About 23 percent of seniors are white mainline protestants, compared with only nine percent of Millennials. Immigration is changing the ethnic make-up of Catholics, with the percentage of Hispanics among Millennial Catholics being fully 56 percent.Overall, Hispanic Catholics make up 10 percent of Millennials and only three percent of seniors. And while only 11 percent of seniors identified as religiously unaffiliated, 31 percent of Millennials identified themselves as such. Finally, athiests and agnostics accounted for only three percent of seniors but 13 percent of Millennials.
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in which the letter was written. It means, just as it does in English, over the top, dramatically excessive. Paul says, “Let me show you not just a greater way, not just the best way, but a way so good it is over the top, a dramatically marvelous way!” Following Jesus is called the Way, for we are on a journey together. Paul says, “Let me show you the most remarkable method to have that journey. Let me show you the best, most splendid method to be on that Way. Friends, consider love!” Things can be so much better by being done in love. We are not just talking kindness here; we are talking relationship. This is about the transformation of all we do, all we are. Following Jesus Christ is not really about a system of doctrines.
It is not about believing correctly. When does Jesus EVER say that we are going to be judged by the content of our beliefs? Of course, in a way it is a matter of what we believe because what we believe affects our understanding of how we are called to live, what journey it is that we undertake. It is ultimately about relationships. When we encounter people face to face and respond in love, we exhibit real, authentic caring. This is a harder way to live. When we see people, encounter them eye to eye, then we have found the better way. This is the way God knows us, face to face. This is the way we try to encounter one another. Eventually at journey’s end, we will know God that way, too – face to face – love to love – the over the top, better way!
February 7, 2014 LEGAL NOTICE
(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Friday, January 31 and February 7, 2014..) IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR WOODS COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA In the Matter of the Estate of Michael Joseph Bouziden, Deceased. Case No. PB-2012-17 NOTICE OF HEARING FINAL ACCOUNT, AND PETITION FOR ORDER ALLOWING FINAL ACCOUNT, DETERMINATION OF HEIRS, DEVISEES AND LEGATEES AND FOR FINAL DECREE OF DISTRIBUTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That Misty Kilcoin, Shari Bouziden and Michelle Bouziden, Personal Representatives of the estate of Michael Joseph Bouziden, deceased, have filed in the above Court and cause, their Final Account and Petition for Order Allowing Final Account, Determination of Heirs, Devisees and Legatees and for Final Decree of Distribution, and that Wednesday, the 26th day of February, 2014, at 1:30 o’clock p.m., in the District Court Room, City of Alva, Woods County, Oklahoma, has been fixed as the time and place for hearing thereof, when any person interested in said estate may appear and contest the same as provided by law. Dated this 29th day of January, 2014. s/Mickey J. Hadwiger JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT Dal L. Houston, OBA #17065 BENSON & HOUSTON, P.L.L.C. Attorney for Estate P.O. Box 488 Alva, Oklahoma 73717 (580) 327-1197
LPXLP 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. 612060, to authorize and permit two additional wells for the production of hydrocarbons from the Mississippi Lime common source of supply underlying the 640-acre horizontal drilling and spacing unit comprised of Section 18, Township 28 North, Range 13 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. 612060) 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 25th 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 Michael Lovelace, landman, (405) 935-4375, or Emily P. Smith, attorney, OBA No. 20805, (405) 935-8203, Chesapeake Operating, Inc., P.O. Box 18496, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73154-0496. Please refer to Cause CD Number. DONE AND PERFORMED THIS 31st day of January 2014. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA PATRICE DOUGLAS, Chairman BOB ANTHONY, Vice Chairman DANA L. MURPHY, Commissioner BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Secretary
(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Friday, February 7, 2014.) BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANTS: CHESAPEAKE OPERATING, INC. AND CHESAPEAKE EXPLORATION, L.L.C. RELIEF SOUGHT: INCREASED WELL DENSITY LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 28 NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST OF THE IM, WOODS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA ) Cause CD No. 201400757 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 LEGAL NOTICE association, then the unknown successors, (Published by the Alva Reviewtrustees and assigns, both immediate and remote, of such dissolved entity; if Courier on Friday, February 7, 2014.) BEFORE THE CORPORATION any of the named parties designated as a trustee is not presently acting in such COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA capacity as trustee, then the unknown APPLICANTS: CHESAPEAKE successor or successors to such trustee; OPERATING, INC. AND if any of the named parties designated as CHESAPEAKE EXPLORATION, an attorney-in-fact is not presently acting L.L.C. in such capacity as attorney-in-fact, then RELIEF SOUGHT: WELL the unknown successor or successors to LOCATION EXCEPTION such attorney-in-fact; and if any of the named entities are corporations which LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION do not continue to have legal existence, 18, TOWNSHIP 28 NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST OF THE IM, WOODS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA Cause CD No. 201400758 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
Alva Review-Courier 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 horizontal drilling and spacing unit comprised of Section 18, Township 28 North, Range 13 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma, for the Mississippi Lime common source 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 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 18, Township 28 North, Range 13 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma, and to be completed in and produce hydrocarbons from the above-named common source 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 18 are Sections 7, 8, 17, 19 and 20, Township 28 North, Range 13 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma and Sections 12, 13 and 24, Township 28 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 25th 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 Michael Lovelace, landman, (405) 935-4375, or Emily P. Smith, attorney, OBA No. 20805, (405) 935-8203, Chesapeake Operating, Inc., P.O. Box 18496, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73154-0496. Please refer to Cause CD Number. DONE AND PERFORMED THIS 31st 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
Page 12 TO ALL PERSONS, OWNERS, PRODUCERS, OPERATORS, PURCHASERS AND TAKERS OF OIL AND GAS, INCLUDING but not limited to all persons if living or if deceased, their known and unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees and assigns, immediate and remote of any such party, and all corporations existing and if dissolved, known and unknown successors, and all persons having an interest in the captioned land. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Applicant in this cause is requesting that the Commission enter an order amending an order to issue in a companion spacing application for the Mississippian common source of supply, to permit a well for such common source of supply at the following location: SURFACE LOCATION: Will be specified in the order to issue in this cause. LOCATION OF WELLBORE AT COMPLETION INTERVAL: The proposed location of the end points of the completion interval 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 8, Township 27 North, Range 16 West, Woods County, Oklahoma. Same to be a well for the unit consisting of said Section 8, a 640-acre horizontal unit by said order which will require the well to be located not less than 660 feet from the unit boundary. The legal descriptions of the land sections adjacent to the area within which the location exception lies are Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 16, 17 and 18, Township 27 North, Range 16 West, Woods County, Oklahoma. Applicant further requests that Applicant or some other party be authorized the right to drill said well. Applicant further requests that it be permitted to produce said well at said location from all common sources of supply covered hereby with no downward allowable adjustment. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause will be heard before an Administrative Law Judge on the Initial Hearing Docket at the Corporation Commission Oklahoma City facility, Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73105, at 8:30 a.m., on March 3, 2014, and that this notice be published as required by law and the rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Applicant and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of telephonic communication shall be paid by the person or persons requesting its use. Interested parties who wish to participate by telephone shall contact Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide their names and telephone numbers. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action contact Bailey Benham, Landman, Chaparral Energy, L.L.C., 701 Cedar Lake Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73114, Telephone No. 405/426-4509 and/or Gregory L. Mahaffey, Attorney, 300 N.E. 1st Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-4004, Telephone: 405/236-0478. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA PATRICE DOUGLAS, Chairman BOB ANTHONY, Vice-Chairman DANA L. MURPHY, Commissioner DONE AND PERFORMED ON FEBRUARY 3, 2014. BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Secretary
and Production, LLC, has filed an application in this cause requesting the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma to enter an order pooling the interests, and adjudicating the rights and equities in connection therewith, of the oil and gas owners in the 640-acre drilling and spacing unit formed in Section 22, Township 28 North, Range 20 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma, for the Mississippi Chester common source of supply, in respect to the development of such common source of supply in such unit. The interests of the oil and gas owners involved herein and the rights and equities in respect thereto are sought herein to be pooled and adjudicated pursuant to 52 O.S. §87.1 within and on the basis of the unit covered hereby, and not limited to a single wellbore. The application in this cause states that Applicant has proposed the development of the common source of supply in the unit involved herein under a plan of development and has proposed to commence such plan of development of such unit by an initial well in the lands covered hereby. Such application further states that Applicant has been unable to reach an agreement with the owners of drilling rights named as respondents herein with respect to such proposed plan of development of the common source of supply in the unit covered hereby. Such application further requests up to 365 days within which to commence operations on or in connection with such initial well under such plan of development. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the application in this cause requests that SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, or some other party recommended by Applicant be designated as operator under the order to be entered herein of the common source of supply in the unit covered hereby, including the initial well and any subsequent well or wells to be drilled under or otherwise covered by Applicant’s proposed plan of development of such unit. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause is set before an administrative law judge for hearing, taking of evidence and reporting to the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma. Notice is further given that the application in this cause may be amended at such hearing in accordance with the rules of the Commission and the laws of the State of Oklahoma. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause will be heard before an administrative law judge on the Conservation Docket at the Western Regional Service Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. on the 25th 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 Applicant and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of telephonic communication shall be paid by the person or persons requesting its use. Interested parties who wish to participate by telephone shall contact Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide their names and telephone numbers. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action, contact John R. Reeves, attorney, OBA #7479, Seventeenth Floor, One Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Telephone: (405) 272-5742; or Luke Roberts, SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406, Telephone: (405) 429-6344. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF LEGAL NOTICE OKLAHOMA (Published by the Alva ReviewPATRICE DOUGLAS, Chairman Courier on Friday, February 7, 2014.) BOB ANTHONY, Vice Chairman BEFORE THE CORPORATION DANA. L. MURPHY, Commissioner COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF DONE AND PERFORMED this 3rd day of February, 2014. OKLAHOMA BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission EXPLORATION AND Secretary PRODUCTION, LLC 14831-0798noh RELIEF SOUGHT: POOLING LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 22, Township 28 North, Range 20 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE Cause CD No. 201400837 On February 1, 2014, the Oklahoma Educational (Published by the Alva ReviewNOTICE OF HEARING Television Authority filed an application with the Courier on Friday, February 7, 2014.) STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All Federal Communications Commission in WashBEFORE THE CORPORATION persons, owners, producers, operators, ington D.C. for renewal of the license for TV Translator Station K30AE-D, Alva, Oklahoma. The COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and transmitter site is located three quarters of a mile OKLAHOMA all other interested persons, particularly in south on county road N2500 off US Highway 64 APPLICANT: CHAPARRAL Woods County, Oklahoma, including the east of Alva, Oklahoma. The station operates on ENERGY, L.L.C. following: Janice Wade McGary; Sandra Channel 30.1, 30.2, 30.3 and 30.4 with an effecRELIEF SOUGHT: HORIZONTAL Wimmer; Staci Bliss; and if any of the tive radiated power of 15,000 watts of power. The WELL LOCATION EXCEPTION above-named individuals be deceased, station rebroadcasts the programming of KETA LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION then the unknown heirs, executors, Channel13 located in Oklahoma City. Individuals 8, TOWNSHIP 27 NORTH, RANGE administrators, devisees, trustees and who wish to advise the FCC of facts relating to the renewal application and to whether this station 16 WEST, WOODS COUNTY, assigns, both immediate and remote, of has operated in the public interest may file comOKLAHOMA such deceased individual. ments and petitions with the FCC, Washington, CAUSE CD NO. 201400800 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN D.C. 20554. NOTICE OF HEARING that Applicant, SandRidge Exploration
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(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Friday, February 7, 2014.) BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, LLC RELIEF SOUGHT: POOLING LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 24, Township 28 North, Range 20 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma Cause CD No. 201400838 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, including the following: Chesapeake Exploration, LLC; Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; Tiptop Oil and Gas US, LLC; Betty Swenson, deceased; Edna Lou Robinson; Leslie Leon Robinson, Jr.; Norma Jean Robinson Rheudasil; David Fender; Harris R. Fender, Jr.; Lavelle D. Fender; M.M. Haws; Lutz Johnson, deceased; Melony Harris CPA; Esther M. Bustos Living Trust For Rent 2bdrm Apts all bills paid. Pick-up dated September 1, 2006, and Esther M. an application at 409 College or call Bustos, as Trustee of such trust; Ross Oil Company; Dot Fielding; Lawrence Rice;
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designated as a trustee is not presently acting in such capacity as trustee, then the unknown successor or successors to such trustee. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, has filed an application in this cause requesting the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma to enter an order pooling the interests of oil and gas owners, and adjudicating the rights and equities in connection therewith, in the 640-acre non-horizontal drilling and spacing units to be formed in Section 24, Township 28 North, Range 20 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma, for the Tonkawa and Oswego separate common sources of supply and in the 640-acre horizontal well unit to be formed in such section for the Mississippian common source of supply, in respect to the development of such separate common sources of supply in such units. The interests of the oil and gas owners involved herein and the rights and equities in respect thereto are sought herein to be pooled and adjudicated pursuant to 52 O.S. 87.1 within and on the basis of the units covered hereby as a group or unit or in the aggregate, and not limited to a single wellbore. The application in this cause states that Applicant has proposed the development of the separate common sources of supply in the units involved herein under a plan of development and has proposed to commence such plan of development of such units by an initial well in the lands covered hereby. Such application further states that Applicant has been unable to reach an agreement with the owners of drilling rights named as respondents herein with respect to such proposed plan of development of the separate common sources of supply in the units covered hereby. Such application further requests up to 365 days within which to commence operations on or in connection with such initial well under such plan of development. Such application further states that there is currently pending before the Commission in Cause CD No. 201400206 an application of Applicant to form 640-acre non-horizontal drilling and spacing units in said Section 24 for the Tonkawa and Oswego separate common sources of supply and a 640acre horizontal well unit in such section for the Mississippian common source of supply. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the application in this cause requests that SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, or some other party recommended by Applicant be designated as operator under the order to be entered herein of the separate common sources of supply in the units covered hereby, including the initial well and any subsequent well or wells to be drilled under or otherwise covered by Applicant’s proposed plan of development of such units. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause is set before an administrative law judge for hearing, taking of evidence and reporting to the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma. Notice is further given that the application in this cause may be amended at such hearing in accordance with the rules of the Commission and the laws of the State of Oklahoma. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause will be heard before an administrative law judge on the Conservation Docket at the Western Regional Service Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe
meets every Friday at the Senior Citizen Center, 122 1/2 E. Second, Cherokee. Saturday 2-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva is open every day except Monday. For information or arranged tours, call 580-327-2030. Sunday 2-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva is open every day except Monday. For information or arranged tours, call 580-327-2030. Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. on the 25th 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 Applicant and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of telephonic communication shall be paid by the person or persons requesting its use. Interested parties who wish to participate by telephone shall contact Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide their names and telephone numbers. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action, contact John R. Reeves, Attorney, OBA #7479, Seventeenth Floor, One Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Telephone: (405) 272-5742; or Ashlei Jordan, SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 731026406, Telephone: (405) 429-5754. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA PATRICE DOUGLAS, Chairman BOB ANTHONY, Vice Chairman DANA. L. MURPHY, Commissioner DONE AND PERFORMED this 3rd day of February, 2014. BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Secretary 14831-0807noh
(Published by the Alva Review-Courier on Friday, February 7, 2014.) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WOODS COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA In the Matter of the Estate of SANDRA SUE MARTENEY, a/k/a SANDRA S, MARTENEY, a/k/a SANDRA MARTENEY, Deceased. Case No. PB-2014-4 NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL, APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, AND DETERMINATION OF HEIRS, DEVISEES AND LEGATEES Notice is hereby given to all persons interested in the Estate of SANDRA SUE MARTENEY, deceased, that on this 29th day of January, 2014, Patti Kilgore produced and filed in the District Court of Woods County, Oklahoma, an instrument in writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of SANDRA SUE MARTENEY, deceased, and also filed in said Court a petition praying for the probate of said Will, that Letters Testamentary issue thereon to Patti Kilgore, the Personal Representative named in said Will, and requesting that the Court determine the identity of all heirs, devisees and legatees. Pursuant to an Order of said Court made on this date, notice is hereby given that the 28th day of February, 2014, at 1:30 P.M., of said day, has been appointed as the time for hearing said Petition and proving said Will at the District Courtroom in the Courthouse in the city of Alva, Woods County, State of Oklahoma, when and where all persons interested may appear and contest the same. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of said Court, this 29th day of January, 2014. s/Mickey J. Hadwiger Associate District Judge Andrew S. Ewbank, OBA No. 20979 EWBANK, HENNIGH & McVAY, PLLC P.O. Box 6207 Enid, OK 73702-6207 Telephone: (580) 234-4334 Facsimile: (580) 234-4338 Email: ewbank@northwestoklaw.
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By Leigh Rubin
February 7, 2014
Oklahoma flu Oklahoma City Republican deaths rise by 8 to proposes drilling tax change 33 since Sept. 29 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Health says eight people have died from the flu during the past week. The agency reported Thursday that a total of 33 people have died from the flu in the state since Sept. 29. A total of 975 people have either died or been hospitalized due to the virus during the period. The deaths include two children aged 4 or younger, eight people in the 18-49 age range, 13
people aged 50-64 and 10 people 65 years old or older. Six deaths have been recorded in Tulsa County and five in Comanche County. Carter, Creek, Le Flore, Muskogee and Pittsburg counties have each recorded two flu deaths. Cleveland, Craig, Custer, Kay, Logan, McClain, McIntosh, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Seminole and Washington counties each recorded one flu death.
Oklahoma has 2013’s second-highest twister total
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma had the second-highest number of tornadoes in 2013, behind Texas, as well as the nation’s strongest storm of the year and the widest twister on record. Statistics prepared ahead of next week’s National Tornado Summit showed Oklahoma’s 79 tornadoes were well above the average of 57. Texas had 81 tornadoes last year. Oklahoma typically ranks fourth in the number of tornadoes, behind Texas, Florida and Kansas. Greg Carbin, the warning coordination meteorologist with the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, told the Tulsa World newspaper (http://bit.ly/1btDSBu ) the national total of 898 tornadoes was well below the normal amount — about 1,000. “It was a well-above-average
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to Fairview on Feb. 11 to face the No. 2 of Class 2A, the Lady Yellow Jackets (18-1). The Lady Jackets is the only team to deal Alva a loss, defeating the Ladybugs in the finals of the Northwest Prep Classic in Chisholm. Alva will be looking for TULSA, Okla. (AP) — some payback to keep their nineFilmmakers from across Oklahoma game winning streak come next will spend a day this weekend Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. writing, shooting and editing a short video in just 24 hours. Score By Period The 24-Hour Video Race is an Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F annual event to challenge video Ladybugs 21 16 17 11 65 enthusiasts to complete a short
video in one day. The race starts at midnight Friday and ends at midnight Saturday. The videos must be no longer than 5 minutes and relate to a theme, prop and a line of dialogue that will be revealed to the filmmakers shortly before midnight
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no solution at all,” said Chad Warmington, president of the Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association. But Dank said characterizing an adjustment in the tax incentive as a tax increase is “ludicrous.” “It can’t even be couched as a tax increase,” Dank said. “These people are feasting off the deal. I think they ought to pay their fair share.” Gov. Mary Fallin and Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman both have signaled a willingness to discuss adjusting the tax incentive with industry leaders, but former House Speaker T.W. Shannon endorsed the idea of making the 1 percent rate permanent. Shannon has since resigned as speaker to focus on his race for the U.S. Senate.
Tulsa parking amnesty program has few takers and cleared 854 parking tickets. Brader said the amnesty program covers only parking tickets, not moving violations or other citations. One motorist has 106 unpaid tickets. He said the city was prepared to attach a metal “boot” to cars, or tow them, if their drivers have outstanding violations, and has pledged increased enforcement and collection efforts after Friday’s deadline. “It’s one more day, and then we are stepping up enforcement,” Brader said. “We’re going to boot them, and either you pay by the end of the day or we tow them.” Under city ordinances, a car can be towed if it is involved in two or
more outstanding citations. “We’re going to have boots on the ground,” she said. “It’s going to be a concentrated effort.” In the extra enforcement effort, Brader said, officers will go through downtown looking up license plates and then boot or tow cars belonging to people who haven’t paid up. City Manager Jim Twombly said the crackdown after the amnesty period will pose a serious inconvenience to people with multiple tickets. “It will be noticed,” Twombly said. “We hope that people who have multiple tickets would take this opportunity to pay those fines and be done with it.”
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that 14-point lead was too much for the Bucs to overcome and Alva won 52-42. Madsen tied for the game-high with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Jeremiah Bozeman (#22) took second team-high with 12 points followed by Johnson and Riley Hess (#13) each with nine. The other game-high scorer was Chantay Sigwing (#23) with 16 while Ryan Fehring (#15) added another 13 points. Alva (16-5) continues their road
expected to debate a generous tax incentive currently in place for horizontally drilled wells that reduces the gross production tax from its regular rate of 7 percent to 1 percent. Put in place in the late 1990s when horizontal drilling was costly and experimental, the incentive is now costing the state hundreds of millions of dollars each year since most new wells are drilled this way. Because the tax incentive is scheduled to expire in 2015, the rate will return to 7 percent unless the Legislature takes action. Lobbyists for the oil and gas industry, along with some GOP legislators, have proposed making the 1 percent rate permanent. “Proposing a huge tax increase on oil and gas producers is
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa officials say few people are taking part in an amnesty program intended to clear a backlog of 19,000 parking tickets. The program ends Friday. The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/1fKGjoa ) reports that fewer than 200 of the tickets had been cleared as of Tuesday, generating about $4,000 for the city. “The thing is that people just need to take care of their obligations,” said municipal court administrator Kelly Brader. Under the amnesty program, the city will waive late fees and court costs for drivers who agree to pay the base fine due. A similar program in 2009 raised $15,060
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year for Oklahoma,” Carbin said. The state had 145 tornadoes in 1999, its most since official records started in 1950. The May 20 tornado in Moore killed two dozen people, and was the year’s only storm rated EF5, the highest on a scale of tornado damage. The widest storm on record — 2.6 miles across — was recorded at El Reno 11 days later. It had winds approaching 300 mph but its damage was rated at EF3 because it tracked mainly in rural areas. The National Tornado Summit opens Monday in Oklahoma City. It brings together scientists, insurance adjustors, vendors and weather geeks.
By Sean Murphy OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s tax on oil and natural gas production should be adjusted to provide an incentive based on the number of workers employed in the state full time, a Republican House member proposed on Thursday. Rep. David Dank, R-Oklahoma City, has introduced a bill that would set the gross production tax rate for all oil and gas wells between 2 percent and 6 percent, depending on how many full-time workers each producer employs in Oklahoma. “I just don’t think we should give this break to people who come in, take our wealth and leave without contributing to the overall well-being of our state,” Dank said. The Legislature this year is
trip to Fairview (8-11) to play the Yellow Jackets on Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. Last time these two met, the Yellow Jackets ended a six-game win streak for the Goldbugs, defeating them in a 51-52 upset. Alva will be gunning for revenge on Fairview’s home court next Tuesday. Score By Period Team 1st 2nd Goldbugs 6 14 Tonkawa 11 6
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Friday. The event begins with a party starting at 11 p.m. Friday at Living Arts in Tulsa. Three winners will be selected during a March 20 screening of all entries at the Philbrook Museum of Art.
OSBI investigates shooting by Mo. police in Okla. GROVE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says OSBI agents are looking into a shooting by deputies from Missouri at a suspect in Grove in northeastern Oklahoma. The OSBI said Wednesday that no injuries are reported as a result of the Tuesday shooting. The agency says McDonald County, Mo., deputies opened fire on the man about noon Tuesday in Grove after pursuing him from the southwestern
Missouri county. The OSBI says the deputies fired after the man crashed into a patrol car carrying two deputy sheriffs and that both deputies fired at the suspect. The OSBI says man then drove back into Missouri where he was eventually arrested by Missouri state police. Details of how and why the pursuit began were not immediately released.
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