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Alva Review-Courier Vol. 122 No. 26
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Alva man charged Share Medical Center exceeds community’s expectations with stalking By Marione Martin An Alva man has been charged with two counts of stalking, a misdemeanor. The charges were filed April 14 in Woods County District Court against William E. Dickey, Jr., 62. According to documents in the case, two massage therapists reported problems with Dickey to the Alva Police Department. On March 26 at 6 p.m. Officer Patrick Hawley went to the home of Jamie Kilmer, a massage therapist who operates her business from her home. Kilmer said she started getting phone calls and emails from Dickey on Feb. 10 at 7:29 p.m. Kilmer said she had scheduled an appointment for Dickey but he canceled a day before the appointment. She said the same day he canceled, he continued to call for an appointment and wanted one right then and did not want to wait. Kilmer said another massage therapist, Savannah Irion, texted her and warned her not to take
By Adam Dolce A fear of doctors is as old as the medical profession itself, of dentists perhaps even more so. But if you happen to be a man living in the Alva community, these fears are surprisingly ill-founded when compared to your female counterparts. So goes the inference, anyway, according to a recent study issued by the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Services in conjunction with the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES). This and other findings were discussed at length at an informational meeting held at the Northwest Technology Center in Alva on Wednesday, April 16. Led by Lara Brooks, extension associate for OCES, the meeting focused on two subject areas near and dear to Alva and surrounding communities. The first subject area addressed the results of Share Medical (SMC) Service Area See Stalking Page 13 Center’s Survey conducted as part of
Dickey as a client because “he does not stop and makes inappropriate comments.” Kilmer said Dickey called, emailed and came to her house wanting an appointment. She told him she is not accepting new clients. When he came to her house, she told him again and told him not to come to her house. She sent an email as well saying she was not accepting new clients and stating, “It is unacceptable to show up at someone’s house or to continue to call numerous times a day especially after 10:30 p.m. If it continues to happen I will not hesitate to involve the authorities next time.” Kilmer told Hawley that day, March 26, she received an envelope that had been mailed to her home. The return address was Dickey’s and inside was a photograph showing his face but no letter. Kilmer said she is training for a marathon and runs every day. She
the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), a newly created initiative stemming from the federal Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law in 2010. According to the health care law and subsequent IRS regulation, 501(c)(3) hospitals are now required to conduct CHNAs every three years to gauge localized health needs. As a city hospital, however, SMC is exempt from this IRS regulation. That didn’t stop them from conducting the survey anyhow, which Brooks was quick to applaud. “It’s commendable Share Medical Center still wanted to gain the medical information and community insight,” she said to those in attendance on Wednesday. Brooks noted of those who took the survey – 85 in total – a dominating 94 percent of them were from Alva. The remaining 6 percent (or five responding individuals) came from the neighboring towns of Freedom, Enid, Carmen and Waynoka.
This proportion wasn’t surprising. “Share Medical Center is the only one of its kind in Woods County,” Brooks clarified in a subsequent interview. While the surveys were distributed at each hospital and in a previous meeting held on March 12, they could be accessed and completed electronically as well. The survey itself included questions ranging from whether the respondent’s household used the services of a hospital in the past 24 months to whether the same respondent was satisfied with the services received at SMC. Of the 85 that took the survey, their responses didn’t seem to deviate too dramatically from other averages and hospitals around the state. Seventy-two, or 85 percent, answered in the affirmative about using a hospital in the last two years. Of those, 68, or 73 percent, received this care at SMC. “Many people listed more than one response to certain questions,”
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April 20, 2014
Social sciences students recognized with awards Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s social sciences department has recognized three students who have received prestigious awards and internships. The students honored are Josi Hasenauer, Wallace, Neb., senior; Jose’ Martinez, Woodward senior; and Kylie Pethoud, Seiling senior. Hasenauer, a social science education major, was selected to serve as a Congressional intern for U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns of Nebraska for the summer of 2014. This recognition is a competitive application process and only three applicants are selected each summer for the post with Sen. Johanns. Hasenauer will work in the senator’s offices, learning about federal budget setting processes, policy making and law making. She will reside with other Congressional interns in Washington, D.C. Martinez was selected as the Brad Henry Scholar and will represent Northwestern at Swansea University in Wales, U.K., in the spring semester of 2015. Martinez, a political science major, plans to pursue graduate school upon returning from his stay in Wales. Pethoud received the Newman Award for Civic Engagement, which is sponsored by Campus Compact and the Oklahoma State Regents office. Pethoud was also
awarded the Oklahoma State senate legislative internship for 2014 and will work with Sen. Bryce Marlatt at the Oklahoma State Capitol in the final weeks of the legislative session. Pethoud is a social work major and political science minor and plans to pursue her master of social work in policy and advocacy upon completing her undergraduate program at Northwestern. The social sciences department strives to bring the best possible external learning opportunities to its students each year through ex-
ternships, internships and civic engagement activities. An emphasis on civic life involving leadership, motivation, dedication and collaboration, are core components of the social sciences department at Northwestern. Through its Citizenship Institute, the department is able to assist college students in finding the connections. For more information about all of the academic programs in the social sciences department, please contact Dr. Kay Decker, chair, Winners in the Alva Easter Egg Drop contest hold signs showing their at 580-327-8521 or kldecker@ placing and how much they won for catching the raw eggs dropped nwosu.edu. from a fire truck ladder Saturday. From left are Chad Simon, second; Matt Nichol, third; and Shane Murrow, first.
Speeding stop leads to more charges By Marione Martin A man stopped for speeding ended up with more charges after the trooper discovered he had no valid driver’s license and smelled of alcohol. According to court documents, on March 12 about 8:49 p.m. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Randal McCullough stopped a black 2003 Hyundai for Social science student award recipients are (from left) Kylie Pethoud, speeding 79 in a 65 mph zone. The location was on US-64 west of Jose’ Martinez and Josi Hasenauer. County Road 370. When McCullough approached the driver’s side, the driver, Jose Antonio Lopez-De La Rosa, 49 of Ponca City, just sat in the seat without rolling down the window. When the trooper knocked on the window, the driver fumbled around with the window switch for a second before opening the door and then rolling the window down. McCullough asked for his driver’s license and insurance, but when reaching for his wallet he missed his pocket several times. While McCullough spoke to him, he could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and about his person. The driver
then gave the trooper a counterfeit Chihuahua, Mexico, driver’s license. He asked for any other form of ID and observed an Oklahoma ID card in his wallet, which LopezDe La Rosa gave to him. Trooper McCullough had the driver come back to his patrol car. He was unsteady on his feet and almost fell. McCullough checked horizontal gaze nystagmus but could not get Lopez-De La Rosa to follow the stylus with his eyes. After running a check for a driver’s license, he found the man had a revoked Oklahoma license. He then placed him under arrest for driving while revoked and driving while under the influence. He refused the implied consent test request and was taken to the Woods County Jail for booking. A felony charge of driving under the influence was filed against Lopez-De La Rosa on April 14 in Woods County. On March 13 he was charged with driving while license is under revocation, a misdemeanor. On March 19 a traffic citation of speeding 79 in a 65 mph zone was filed.
Oklahoma man to be freed after 17 years in prison
The first Alva Regional Airport fly-in of the season was held Saturday morning. A very good turnout of 16 aircraft and their passengers visited Alva. The Kinzie family prepared their usual fine breakfast which is paid by voluntary donation. The fly-in is held the third Saturday morning of the month provided the weather is decent. Photos by Lynn L. Martin
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered the release of a man who spent 17 years in federal prison for a drug manufacturing conviction, ruling that the investigation that led to his conviction was “unreliable.” U.S. District Judge James Payne handed down the decision in the case of Jeffrey Dan Williams, 53, who was convicted in 1997 of methamphetamine possession and firearm charges and sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison, the Tulsa World reported (http://bit.ly/1gHCm0X ). Williams initially pleaded innocent, later changed his plea to guilty and has since tried to change it back, saying he was coerced. Williams’ conviction was the focus of a series of federal court hearings in May 2012 that followed a police corruption scandal in Tulsa. Witnesses recanted past claims used in Williams’ conviction, and the judge ruled
the testimony of convicted former police officers and federal agents was unreliable. Testimony also included previously unheard allegations against convicted Tulsa police officers, including an account of a plan to rob a police evidence van of drugs and money. In his decision, Payne wrote that he found “the scheme to manufacture evidence was deliberately planned, carefully executed and intended to defraud this court, and in fact, this court did rely upon the fraudulently manufactured evidence in order to convict and sentence Williams.” At least 49 people, including Williams, have been freed from prison or had their cases modified because of civil rights violations or potential problems with their cases stemming from police corruption. The police corruption has resulted in nearly 20 lawsuits against the city, none of which has made it to trial.
April 20, 2014
Obituary ESTHER ELNORA REDGATE Funeral services for Esther Elnora Redgate will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at the Waynoka School Multipurpose Building with Rodney Guy officiating. Interment will be in the Waynoka Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Waynoka, LLC. Esther Elnora Redgate, daughter of the late Claude Edward and Rella Olivia (Nauerth) Guyer, was born Jan. 22, 1923, on the farm near Waynoka, in Woods County, and passed away April 17, 2014, in Oklahoma City at the age of 91 years, 2 months, and 24 days. Esther graduated from Waynoka High School with the class of 1941, and then attended business college in Wichita. On July 3, 1943, she was united in marriage to Gerald Lloyd Redgate at Alva. Esther worked as a medical records librarian for E.P. Clapper Hospital and Share Medical Center. She was also the assistant hospital administrator at E. P. Clapper Hospital. She then worked at Ampride until she retired in 1983. After living all of her life in Waynoka, Esther moved to Edmond in 2009 to be near her family. She was a very active member
of the Northside Church of Christ and the Memorial Road Church of Christ. She was also a member of the SEB Club, the Red Hat Society, Friends of the Library and one of the founding members of the Waynoka Historical Society. She was very community oriented and helped in many church and local activities. Besides her parents, Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald, and an infant son Eddie Allen Redgate. Esther is survived by two daughters, Sue Kelso and husband, Mike, of Kingwood, Texas, and Kay Elder and husband, Richard, of Edmond; one brother, Charles Guyer and wife, Coleen, of Amarillo, Texas; two sisters, Allez Jamison of Waynoka and Jean Barker of Waynoka. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Melinda Koteras and husband, Bruce, of Bartlesville; Marilee Hamby and husband, Clayton, of Houston, Texas; Matthew Kelso and wife, Lora, of Pfluggerville, Texas; and Elisha Elder of Weatherford; four great-grandchildren, Kadence and Cami Koteras and Levi and Cole Kelso; other relatives and many friends. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Nursing School Building Fund at Oklahoma Christian University. Remembrances may be shared with the family at www. marshallfuneralhomes.com.
Parenting through separation and divorce Divorcing parents are often faced with many new problems during this difficult time for the entire family. Although their marriage is ending, their role as parents continues through their lives. To help make this transition easier, Northwest Family Services Inc. staff member Ginger Smith, MBS, LPC will be teaching their Parenting Through Separation and Divorce class Monday night, April 21. The class will be in Alva from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Northwest Family Services office at 620 Flynn in Alva. To enroll, please call Amber Maier at 580-327-2900 or e-mail her at amber@northwestfamily. net. Participants must pre-enroll; the class will be canceled if there is inadequate pre-enrollment. Class costs $30.00 per person This class was designed at the request of the courts to help divorcing couples understand the problems their children may
Sunday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Sunday Night A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 9 to 14 mph becoming light south southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Monday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Light north northwest wind becoming north 13 to 18 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Is Oklahoma backing off the accountability push for public schools? By Nate Robson Oklahoma Watch One by one, K-12 education reforms passed in previous years by Oklahoma lawmakers are being targeted for weakening or repeal. Among them: Common Core State Standards, the Reading Sufficiency Act, A-F school grades for districts, and middle-school end-of-instruction exams for history and social studies. These could all be scaled back or revoked by various legislative bills that have passed in both the House and Senate. It is Republicans, who have driven the accountability and testing movement statewide and nationally, who are voting in sometimes large majorities to roll back reforms. It’s too early to tell how far the retrenchment will go, and whether it’s a temporary shift driven by cautionary election-year strategies that will abate after the primary in June and general election in November. But so far the fallback does not appear to be letting up, in Oklahoma or nationally. Education officials and advocates cite various reasons for the tempering of reforms, but one of the most frequent is a pushback from parents, teachers and other voters. “I think their constituents are getting engaged and involved. They are paying attention to the issues, and they will look at their options when it’s time to vote,” said Meredith Exline, president of the Oklahoma Central Parent Legislative Action Committee. One of the biggest changes in the making is the relaxing of the mandatory retention of third graders who fail the state’s reading assessment administered under the Reading Sufficiency Act. On Wednesday, the Republicancontrolled Senate passed the bill, 43-1, and it now heads back to the House for final consideration. The House passed its version of
experience during and after a divorce or separation. It will fulfill the court order for all divorcing parents. Parents will learn skills to parent cooperatively, even though they are divorced. In the class, parents will learn how to effectively communicate with their children and with their former spouse. They will practice reflective listening skills and will study various active communication techniques and non-verbal communications. They will also practice workable negotiation styles for dealing with conflict and rules for effective expressions. Recognizing and avoiding Pain Games is another topic of consideration. Parents will learn to recognize and cease games like I-Spy, Set-up, and Wishbone, which are likely to hurt the children. Class members will also The executive directors of two discuss various options for par- Oklahoma school associations enting, such as joint custody and jointly issued a statement April 17 mediation. declaring no-confidence in State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi. According to the statement, the organizations – the Monday Night Partly cloudy, Cooperative Council for Oklahoma with a low around 47. School Administration (CCOSA) Tuesday Sunny, with a high and the United Suburban Schools near 77. Association (USSA) – took the step Tuesday Night Mostly clear, as an indication that it had “joined with a low around 53. the rally cray of over 10,000 parents, Wednesday A 20 percent community leaders and public chance of showers and thunder- school supporters.” storms. Mostly sunny, with a high Both organizations provide near 81. Windy. legislative advocacy and professional Wednesday Night A 40 per- development activities on behalf of cent chance of showers and thun- their members, who for CCOSA are derstorms. Partly cloudy, with a school administrators and for USSA low around 59. Windy. are suburban school districts. Thursday Mostly sunny, with The associations’ executive a high near 75. directors (Stephen Crawford for Thursday Night Mostly clear, CCOSA and Ryan Owens for USSA) with a low around 47. urged like-minded Oklahomans to Friday Sunny, with a high sign a petition (www.NoOnBarresi. near 77. com) to indicate a vote of no
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the bill, 84-6, on March 4. Among because they would bring more other things, the bill would allow rigorous benchmarks to public a panel of parents, teachers and schools. “We’re interested in school leaders to let a student who results,” Weintz said. “We’ve seen failed the test advance to fourth results in other states.” grade and receive intervention. In March, Fallin said she would Many parents and teachers sign pending legislation that would have spoken out against mandatory repeal Common Core, although she retention tied to the reading test, still stressed the need for toughening saying it does more harm than standards. good for students. Opponents have Similarly, Senate Education also said the test means third-grade Committee Chairman John Ford, teachers are only focused on one R-Bartlesville, who once supported test. Common Core, voted in favor of the Supporters repeal bill. of the law say Legislation the state should is also pending to remove not give “social A-F grades for promotion” to districts; the bill third graders passed the House who are only Wednesday and reading at a is headed back to first-grade level. the Senate. The They also point controversial to the existing grading of exemptions that schools, intended allow students who fail the test – Amber England of Stand to help parents understand how but show reading their schools proficiency to for Children are performing, move to fourth would remain. grade. Another rollback bill would end Amber England, the government affairs director for Stand for the state’s end-of-course assessment Children Oklahoma, which for middle-school students in social advocates for school reforms, said studies and geography. The bill, repealing mandatory retention coupled with legislation passed could be seen as a sign that the last year, could potentially allow government has failed to properly a student to go from kindergarten fund reading programs that were through 12th grade without ever supposed to make the Reading being tested on American history. State Superintendent of Public Sufficiency Act successful. She pointed to Oklahoma’s ranking Instruction Janet Barresi, who has as 49th in the nation in per-pupil become a symbol for education reform in the state, spoke out funding. “Schools are being asked to do a Tuesday against the proposal. But the bill, co-authored by Ford whole lot of new things, but they are not getting any money to do them,” and Republican Rep. Dennis Casey, England said. “These measures are won a 44-0 vote in the Senate in late in jeopardy because the Legislature February, and was passed by the hasn’t provided the money to do House Education Committee, 11-8, in early April. It now awaits a vote them properly. In some cases, the about-face of on the full House floor. Phil Bacharach, a spokesman for state leaders on education reforms Barresi, said assessments are needed has been dramatic. In August, Gov. Mary Fallin’s to ensure students are learning spokesman, Alex Weintz, told and that schools and teachers are Oklahoma Watch that Fallin meeting their obligations to prepare supports Common Core standards, adopted by the Legislature in 2010, See Schools Page 9
“Schools are being asked to do a whole lot of new things, but they are not getting any money to do them.”
School associations issue statement of no-confidence in Janet Barresi confidence for Barresi. Crawford and Owens went on to issu the following statement: “We are not surprised that parents would start this petition of no confidence in the State Superintendent. During her tenure, Janet Costello Barresi has limited the voices of parents, teachers and local communities in education matters. Barresi has advocated for the power to arbitrarily decide to hold back third graders without parents having input, devastate local economic development by using a deeply flawed A-F system to label community schools as failures, and withhold diplomas from students that are unable to pass state mandated tests. Superintendent Barresi’s actions demonstrate that she has no confidence in the public education system she was elected to lead. Barresi’s record proves that she lacks the skills necessary to create and sustain excellence in Oklahoma’s public schools.”
The organization’s representatives continued, “During Superintendent Barresi’s three years in office there have been far too many missed opportunities for collaboration. Successful implementation of important reforms has been stymied due to Barresi’s resistance to the input of local educators and parents. The work of our parents and teachers to support their students is in vain because the State Department of Education is in paralysis – our state superintendent is unable to lead. “Barresi has put in jeopardy the future of a generation of Oklahoma students. We simply cannot afford to continue down this path. Today, we call on our members and all Oklahomans to join the 20+ Republican lawmakers and 10,000+ parents that have publicly expressed no confidence in state superintendent Janet Barresi. Let your voice be heard; sign the petition, and most importantly, vote on June 24.”
April 20, 2014
Hillary leans on Bill and Barack to sell presidency By Byron York
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Recently Hillary Clinton gave what appeared at first to be a rambling and unfocused answer when asked to name the proudest achievement of her four years as Secretary of State. The short version is, she doesn’t have one. But Clinton’s words make a lot more sense when seen not as a non-answer to a specific question, but as an effort to lay the foundation and establish a theme for a presidential campaign. The occasion was her appearance on a panel discussion at the “Women in the World” meeting in Manhattan. It was pretty easy going; the moderator, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, asked softball after softball.
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Today is Easter Sunday By Jim Scribner Well the first order of business is that there was a picture of Connor Sneary on Facebook smiling. He is doing much better, it would seem. Best wishes to him and Grandpa Lyle Sneary. Today is Easter Sunday. I hope everyone had a great time hunting eggs Saturday. Thanks to all the parties responsible for going the extra mile and putting on the hunts. Even if you are not a regular church goer, please think about going today with your family. Much like Christmas services, Easter services are special, and your kids can get an understanding of what Easter is all about. I saw an ad somewhere that my friend Francis would be glad to sit with you if you wanted to
come to church but hate to sit alone. That will be about the best offer around because she is very cute and a terrific lady. I will be wearing the same church clothes Sunday but Jaylyn will wow the Bible Baptists with her new dress. If you need someone to sit with, don’t hesitate to come sit with me and we can learn about the Lord together. The free trip to Laughlin, Nev., went well. Phil and Karee Hada met us there. Our first adventure took us to a casino called the Avi outside of Laughlin. It was much cleaner and well kept than the “strip” casinos. About the first thing I noticed was the average age – about 14 yrs old. Upon further inspection I found out why. At the back of the hotel is a large cove off the Colorado River. There is a nice beach with thatch shades, a good swimming area and boat/jet ski launching spot. Their swimming See Gems Page 19
Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart
NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) — A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart. Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning. The couple’s eight children say the two had been inseparable since meeting as teenagers, once sharing the bottom of a bunk bed on a ferry rather than sleeping one night apart, the Zanesville Times Recorder reported They remained deeply in love until the very end, even eating breakfast together while holding hands, said their daughter, Linda Cody. “We knew when one went, the other was going to go,” she said. According to Cody, about 12 hours after Helen died, Kenneth looked at his children and said, “Mom’s dead.” He quickly began to fade and was surrounded by 24 of his closest family members and friends when he died the next morning. “He was ready,” Cody said. “He just didn’t want to leave her here by herself.” See York Page 5 Son Dick Felumlee said his parents died of
old age, surrounded by family. “At Dad’s bed we were singing his favorite hymns, reading scriptures and praying with him,” he told The Associated Press in an email. “It was a going away party, and we know he loved it.” The pair had known each other for several years when they eloped in Newport, Ky., across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, on Feb. 20, 1944. At two days shy of his 21st birthday, Kenneth — who went by Kenny — was too young to marry in Ohio. “He couldn’t wait,” son Jim Felumlee said. Kenneth worked as a railroad car inspector and mechanic before becoming a mail carrier for the Nashport Post Office. He was active in his Nashport-Irville United Methodist Church as a Sunday school teacher. Helen stayed at home, not only cooking and cleaning for her own family but also for other families in need in the area. She taught Sunday school, too, but was known more for her greeting card ministry, sending cards for birthdays, sympathy and the holidays to everyone in her community, each with a personal note inside. See Health Page 9
April 20, 2014
Stop for speeding nets Tom and ray talk stains arrests for drugs Click and Clack Talk Cars
By Marione Martin When Woods County Deputy Sheriff Adam Honeyman stopped a vehicle for speeding April 5, he found four people under 21 inside along with beer and the odor of marijuana. The stop was on US-64 near County Road 230 about 12:25 a.m. According to documents in the case, two of the occupants of the 2012 Dodge pickup were juveniles. The driver was Ky Lynn Merriman, 20, of Woodward and the front seat passenger was Jesus Manuel Vega Munoz, 18, also of Woodward. Honeyman stopped the eastbound vehicle after it approached him from behind and his radar showed it traveling at 76 mph in a 65 mph zone. As Honeyman spoke to the driver, he detected an odor of both marijuana and alcohol from the
vehicle. He asked Merriman to exit the vehicle and return to his patrol vehicle. Once in the patrol vehicle, Honeyman could not detect any odors about Merriman’s breath or person. When he asked about the odors smelled at the window, Merriman had a noticeable change in behavior and appeared to be deceptive in answering questions. When Honeyman asked if he would find anything in the vehicle when he searched it, Merriman said, “I don’t see the need for you to search it.” Honeyman talked to the three passengers about what he had smelled. None of them acknowledged anything and would not make eye contact. A search of the vehicle revealed a 30 pack of Coors Light that was missing three or four cans, one being open in the back seat. Further
search revealed a container with a green leafy substance and two glass smoking pipes. The leafy substance later field tested positive for marijuana. The substances were within immediate reach of all occupants of the vehicle. No one would claim the substance. All occupants were placed under arrest and taken to the Woods County Jail. The juveniles were released to a guardian with signed promises to appear. Merriman has been charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of paraphernalia, and possession of 3.2 beer by a minor, all misdemeanors. Munoz has been charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of paraphernalia, and possession of low-point beer by a person under 21 years of age, all misdemeanors.
Fear of alienating children threatens new relationship
Dear Annie: I have been dating “Pete” for three years and never get invited to his place. He lives in a mobile home. At first, he said he was embarrassed for me to visit. I did see it once and thought it wasn’t bad at all. He has since remodeled the place, so I expected to be invited over to see the results. Nope. Pete’s adult children live with him, including his daughter’s boyfriend. They have their friends (and their mother!) over all the time, but not me. Pete comes to my house every weekend, has dinner with my children and me, and spends the night. When I ask why I can’t come to his place, he avoids answering. I feel used. Every weekend, Pete has a nice place to stay and a hot shower in the morning, but he won’t share his life with me. He won’t take me on vacation, even though I’d pay my own way. He says his money is only for his children. Meanwhile, his daughter won’t speak to me because I told Pete to stop giving her his charge card to use for parties when his exwife comes over to stay. If I can’t come over, why should she? I love Pete, and he says he loves me and wants to spend the rest of his life with me, but I don’t understand what’s going on, and I don’t like it. Do you think it’s worth investing any more time in this relationship, or should I move on without him? -- Unhappy
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Dear Unhappy: We think Pete is so worried about alienating his children that he allows them to set the rules, and they have decided that their mother is welcome, but you are not. Unless Pete is willing to stand up to them, this will not change. The same goes for the allocation of his money. His kids want it, he wants to give it to them, and you don’t get a say in the matter. As with any relationship, you should weigh what you want against what you are likely to get, and then decide how to handle it. Dear Annie: One of my coworkers is constantly on her cellphone, speaking loudly in Russian, walking up and down the halls and disrupting everyone in the building. She has been warned several times, but continues the behavior. She also spends most of the day looking at Facebook and responding to personal emails. She gets paid well for doing nothing. A few of us have spoken to the boss about her, but so far, he hasn’t done anything. How do we proceed? -- Frustrated in Sarasota, Fla. Dear Florida: Your problem is not the co-worker -- it’s your boss. A warning that is not enforced is meaningless. Unless he attaches real consequences to her unprofessional behavior, she will continue. If there is a human resources department or your boss has a supervisor, direct your complaints there. If not, the
rest of you can complain to your boss each time, preferably together, in the hope that it will spur him to take action. But otherwise, all you can do is find ways to ignore her. Dear Annie: I believe you were mistaken in your response to “Cookies No More,” who said a man cracked a tooth on one of her cookies. Either the sister or the rented hall should have liability insurance to cover exactly this sort of incident. This is the way it works for our local Grange Hall when we rent it out for events. -- Regular Reader Dear Reader: You are not the only reader to mention that she or the hall should have liability insurance to cover such things. We hope “Cookies” will look into it. Our thanks to all who wrote. We appreciate that you are looking out for each other. Happy Easter to our readers. 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.
is pretty much a non sequitur. But in a larger sense, the “relay race” image may turn out to be the key to Hillary Clinton’s run for president. The campaign theme is pretty easy to sketch out. Her husband, President Bill Clinton, took the baton and ran with it, starting a period of great American progress. President George W. Bush dropped it, disastrously, but then Barack Obama picked up the Clinton baton and led America to recovery. Now it’s time to pass the baton yet again. Should American voters give it to another Republican, who will surely mess things
RAY: So, pre-treat the stains as soon as you get home. If you’re using a commercial product, follow the directions on the bottle. And then get the clothes in the washing machine as quickly as you can. TOM: Traditionally, hot water is best for grease, as long as it’s OK for the specific piece of clothing. Be sure to check the label first: You don’t want to do what I did to my wife’s bras once, and drop them two cup sizes in one laundry cycle. I told her she looked stunning, but she was not pleased. RAY: And if the stain doesn’t come out the first time, pre-treat it again and give it at least one more try before putting it in the dryer. Or go beg for mercy at your local dry cleaner’s. TOM: Keep in mind, also, that some automotive stains present problems other then visible blemishes. For instance, if you spill differential oil (aka hypoid gear oil) on your clothes, you can wash it 100 times, but you’ll never get the horrible stink out of it. RAY: And you’ll contaminate the rest of your family’s laundry. So an outdoor trash can is the place for anything doused in differential oil. TOM: Battery acid also is a special case. Spill that on your shirt, and it looks fine ... until you wash it. Then you have an enormous hole where the acid used to be. RAY: So be prepared for the occasional defeat, Ken. You won’t get out every stain. You just have to accept that -- and hope that the money you spend on dry-cleaning and replacing stained clothing doesn’t exceed the money you save by doing your own car repairs. *** 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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June. But those last few words are likely to be the book’s message: She restored American leadership. Without any landmark achievement, she will claim credit -- along with the president, of course -- for restoring America’s place in the world. It’s a vague and highly debatable argument. And in the end, at the “Women in the World” gathering, Clinton seemed to rely mostly on the Obama administration’s domestic accomplishments -- or at least her version of them -to shore up the case for her performance as Secretary of State. That
By Tom and Ray Magliozzi Dear Tom and Ray: This is only tangentially carrelated. I know that all good mechanics wear coveralls to keep grease & other fluids off their clothing when working on cars. Assuming that even otherwiseconscientious mechanics might accidentally get some grease, oil, gasoline, etc., on their everyday clothing, what products work well to get these things out of fabrics? Or if you prefer not to mention brand names, what ingredients should one look for when shopping for a shopworthy stain remover? -- Kenneth RAY: You know what they say about an ounce of prevention, Ken? Well, that’s why we highly recommend loud, colorful, floralprint Hawaiian shirts. You can spill General Gao’s chicken on one of those, and it still looks like you just plucked it off the rack at Macy’s. TOM: I’m actually a fan of dry cleaning, Ken. Not only does it do well on greasy stains, but, as a lazy individual, I also appreciate that they fold and press it all for you! RAY: In fact, my brother’s been known to leave the house in his underwear, stop at the drive-thru dry cleaner and then dress for work at the next traffic light. TOM: This isn’t really our area of expertise, Ken. But there are two home methods that seem to work pretty well. RAY: One is to start by soaking the stain with something like undiluted dishwashing soap. TOM: That puts some concentrated soap to work on breaking down the grease before you even toss it in the washing machine. RAY: Alternatively, you can pre-treat your greasy stains with one of the commercial stain-removing sprays on the market, like Resolve or OxyClean. TOM: In either case, you want to start degreasing as soon as possible. I’ve found that the longer a grease stain remains on clothes, the harder it is to remove. Especially if it’s on a white shirt!
up like Bush, or should they hand it to Hillary Clinton, who will continue the magnificent work her husband began more than 20 years ago? The “relay race” theme allows Hillary Clinton to surf on her husband’s and her old boss’ accomplishments, reaching many years into the past, without showcasing her own lackluster record. For Democrats, it will be a happy story. For everyone else, it could be a hard sell. (Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner.)
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Apr. 21 to Apr. 25, 2014 Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Whole Grain Lucky Charms, cinnamon toast, raisins, orange juice, skim milk Tuesday – Pancake on a stick, maple syrup, fruit cocktail, milk Wednesday – Omelet, biscuit, mandarin oranges, milk Thursday – Sausage roll, applesauce, milk Friday – Chicken biscuit, peaches, milk Lunch Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Chicken nuggets, potato wedges, broccoli and cheese, bread sticks, applesauce, milk Tuesday – Ranch burgers, french fries, dill pickles, carrots, pineapple, milk Wednesday – Steak fingers,
seasoned beans, Jello with fruit, milk Thursday – Chicken pot pie, seasoned beans, Jello with fruit, raisins, milk Friday – Popcorn chicken, corn, potato rounds, hot rolls, mandarin oranges, milk Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Hot ham and cheese, tomato soup, three bean salad, chocolate chip cookies Tuesday – Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, gravy, California mixed vegetables, biscuit Wednesday – Deep dish pizza, green beans, hominy, mixed fruit Thursday – Chili dog, french fries, tinted pears Friday – Smothered ateak, half baked potato, mixed vegetables, bread, gelatin
Senior citizen report By Betty Riggins On Friday, April 11, we had an average attendance with a very good dinner. We need more newcomers plus all of our regular seniors to come eat at the center. I believe our March winds are going to carry on through April; we just need rain and it wouldn’t be so bad. Monday came fast and we had a great attendance even though winter set in on Sunday night and gave us a few flurries plus a little shower. We just need more rain. I do hope the fruit trees and flowers did not freeze. Tuesday was a bright and beautiful morning even though my daughter called me at 2:45 a.m. so I could see the Red Moon. It was amazing so I became fully awake. Several at the center attended a two hour meeting at the Bill
Johnson Correctional Center as we have this once a year to be reminded of the things that the correctional boys can and cannot do. This always makes our meals on wheels a little late plus serving at the center. I have news that Sandra Halling is back home again. Hopefully she will be back at the center soon. We had a great meal of turkey and dressing and all the trimmings, it was wonderful. On Wednesday the attendance was average. We had entertainment by Gary and Doris Booze. He does a great job on all the gospel songs. We are getting things all lined out for our volunteer banquet. Several have called in to say they are attending. Hopefully we have a big attendance. We have two new correctional boys again so we are training them as the other two goofed up somewhere along the
way. Thursday was beautiful morning and the food smells good as I sit at my desk. The meals on wheels left so now we wait for the lunch people to come in. We’ll probably be a little short on attendance, as the Red Hat Scarlet ladies are out today. Butch Ferguson came in to eat with us. He is one of our once-amonth senior diners. Patty Raines from Guymon, the head of eight nutrition departments, came today as she has to make stops at all the nutrition centers and check them out. Bingo will be on Tuesday, April 22. Our covered dish supper with games and visiting will be Friday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, is our volunteer banquet.
Red Hat Scarlet ladies Petunia Garden Club hosting annual plant sale Saturday, May 10 By Betty Riggins The Alva Red Hatters drove to the south of Alva to dine at the Champs Restaurant. It is a very nice place to relax and eat. There was great visiting and planning of our next outing to the Plum Thicket in Kiowa, Kan., on May 15. We will meet at Alva’s Market
at 10:45 a.m. and then car pool to the restaurant. Those attending this outing were Frieda Graves, Lois Brown, Charlene Graham, Donna Clark, Marcile Lancaster, Jewel LeDou, Leigh Kelly, Betty Riggins, Sherry Harzman, Twila Lancaster and Jeanne Wunschel.
Oklahoma dental groups oppose oral surgery measure TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Some Oklahoma dental groups are opposing a bill in the state Legislature, proposed as a reaction to the case of an oral surgeon accused of maintaining filthy office conditions, that deals with training requirements for oral surgery dental assistants. But the head of the state dental board says the language in the bill has been misunderstood. The Tulsa World reports that the bill would set forth the training required to obtain a permit as an oral surgery dental assistant. Bonnie Flannigan, president of the Oklahoma Dental Hygienists Association, says she believes the bill would allow assistants to perform intravenous sedation on patients. In a letter to Susan Rogers, executive director of the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry, Liz Schultz, president of the Oklahoma Association of Nurse Anesthetists, said she believes dental assistants should never be able to perform IV sedation, even if it were made an expanded duty permit, similar to applying sealants and assisting in the administration of nitrous oxide. The bill has also been opposed by the American Dental Assistants Association, The Oklahoma Dental Association and The Oklahoma Dental Hygienists
Association. Rogers said there is some confusion over the bill. “The language is being completely misconstrued and misinterpreted,” she said. Dr. W. Scott Harrington, the oral surgeon whose two Tulsa-area clinics were shut down last March, was found to be allowing his assistants to perform IV sedation and was cited by the state Board of Dentistry. Health officials had asked that Harrington’s roughly 7,000 former patients get tested for hepatitis C, hepatitis B and HIV, and eventually determined that a patient had contracted hepatitis C from one of his clinics — marking the nation’s first transmission of the illness between patients in a dental office. Rogers said the bill does not determine what assistants are allowed to do. They would still not be allowed to practice dentistry, and many of their tasks would require direct visual supervision. Part of the confusion lies in defining the word “administer,” as in administering drugs, she said. “There is a very broad range of what is considered administering across the medical profession,” she said. A bill passed last year created the permitting requirement, making Oklahoma the first state in the nation to do so. This year’s bill is pending in the state House, but one of its authors, Sen. Leslie Osborn, R-Mustang, said Friday that the language in the bill will be changed before it is brought up for a vote.
Donna Schwerdtfeger hosted members of the Petunia Garden Club in her home for their April 9 meeting. Members Betty McMurphy, Joanne Price, Barbara Faulkner, Janet Wanger, Emma Lou Lightfoot, Susie Koontz, Shirley Cummings, Carol Anderson, Marilyn Davison, JoAnn Cole, Leah Kelly, Eleanor Ring, Wanda Cox and Barbara Case enjoyed refreshments by Donna Schwerdtfeger. President Wanda Cox presided at the meeting with Janet Wanger reciting the Gardener’s Creed. “How many bird houses do you have in your garden?” was the question answered for roll call. Betty McMurphy gave the treasurer’s report, stating that a $25 donation was made to the University of Arkansas Cancer Research in memory of Max Faulkner. Reimbursements were made for fuel for drivers transporting members attending the Northwest District Garden Club neeting in April as well as the fall meeting and supplies for the dish garden preparation. A thank you was received from the Cherokee Strip Museum for the group’s participation in the annual Festival of the Trees as well as a thank you from Marshall Funeral Home for the Max Faulkner Memorial to the Uni-
versity of Arkansas Cancer Research. Discussion followed on the table decorations for the National Garden Club Convention in Norman this May. Arrangements were made for the club to use the Woods County Senior Citizens Center April 10 to prepare the dish garden table decorations, which will also be used as door prizes at the national convention. Susie Koontz distributed oil derrick examples for the dish gardens and Janet Wanger displayed various succulents she will use in her garden for ideas for the plantings. Barbara Faulkner, president of the Northwest District Garden Clubs, will attend as well as April Ridgway, president of the Alva Council of Garden Clubs. Petunia Garden Club’s flag will be flown at the convention as well as the club providing a silent auction item. The Petunia Garden Club’s annual plant sale will be on Saturday, May 10 – Mother’s Day weekend – on the east parking lot of the Woods County Courthouse. Donna Schwerdtfeger prepared a program on water gardens. A handful of members responded to having a water garden. She explained the new thermal water garden recently purchased. The thermal water garden planter extends the grow-
ing season in cooler climates. The planter can assist growing water lilies in ponds or in the home. It has an electric warmer and may be left outside in warmer climates (zone 6 or lower in the winter) or on a window sill. Equipped with a thermometer, they raise the temperature enough to create your own paradise. Janet Wanger, the owner of a large water garden, was the recipient of the thermal garden as the gardener’s gift. Volunteers will be needed to serve on the nominating committee for the upcoming officers of the Northwest District Garden Club. Petunia members will assist the maintenance crew at Share Convalescent Home in preparing flower beds in the horseshoe area. Also, Cherokee Strip Museum entrance planters and gardens will be readied for spring plantings. The Alva Council of Garden Clubs will be meeting Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m.. All garden club members are invited to attend. A wildflower workshop is being held on June 13-14 at Norman. The meeting adjourned and will reconvene on May 14 in the home of Emma Lou Lightfoot for the last meeting of year. Meetings will resume in September.
Alva Research Club learns about the Museum of Art at the Mayo Clinic The Alva Research Club met in the parlor of the Methodist church with Rose Elmore as hostess and Linda Peterman as co-hostess. The meeting was called to order by President Betty Benson. The club collect was read by the members. Ten members were present with one guest, Betty McMurphy. A short business meeting was held. The Alva Research Club gave a donation to the senior citizen center. A slate of new officers for the coming year was announced; they will preside over the next two years.
JoAnn Pruitt gave the program on the museum at Rochester, Minn., located at the Mayo Clinic where JoAnn’s husband went to have cataract surgery. The primary mission of the Mayo Clinic is excellence in patient care. The clinic’s founders recognized that caring for the whole patient extends beyond physical ailments. The Mayo Clinic has used art, architecture and beauty to address the spiritual aspects of medical care. The official beginning of the art program was in 1955. Generous benefactors commission and acquire works of art for the Mayo Clinic. Bene-
factors include patients, friends, employees and alumni who connect. The Gonda Building features the glass “wave” wall that extends the height of the building on the east side. Between floors of the 19 stories of elevators, lobbies house artwork – delicate arts and functional objects from cultures in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and America. The handmade goods range between 50 and 2000 years old. Modern art, glass, mobile art and sculptures are displayed throughout the building. The public can go on a tour with a guide if desired.
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Drug charges result Waynoka man charged with failure to register as sex offender from curfew stop By Marione Martin A registered sex offender who had not reported his residence since 2008 was tracked down by county law enforcement. According to documents on file, Woods County Deputy Sheriff Keith Dale spoke with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registration Unit who told him that Steven Blair Steffen, 30, of Waynoka had not registered since January 2008, which placed him on the delinquent list. On Feb. 4,
2014, Steffen had pleaded guilty to sexual battery (case CF-200284) in Woods County. Dale spoke to Waynoka Police Chief Brian Whitney who said he knew Steffen resided at 1224 W. Broadway in Waynoka. Dale later checked with Woods County Dispatch who told him that address is 924 feet from Elm Street Park. About 12:50 p.m. on April 14, Chief Whitney and Deputy Dale saw Steffen walking in the
1200 block of W. Broadway. Dale spoke to Steffen who confirmed his address. He asked Steffen why he had not registered, and he said the thought he had. Dale told him that he had not registered since 2008 and was in violation. Steffen was placed under arrest and taken to the Woods County Jail. On April 15, Steffen was charged with failure to register as a sex offender and sex offender living within 2,000 feet of a park, both felonies.
Alva man injured in Thursday wreck By Marione Martin An Alva man was injured in a single-vehicle wreck Thursday evening. The highway patrol says it happened on Noble Street a half mile south of Harper Road in Woods County at 6:30 p.m. Richard Leggett Price, 57, of Alva was driving a 2011 Ford F-250 and ran off the east side of the dirt roadway for an unknown reason. The vehicle struck
a tree and rolled down a 40 foot ravine. Price was taken to Share Medical Center in Alva by the Alva EMS where he was admitted in good condition with head and trunk external injuries. The highway patrol says Price was wearing his seatbelt and the airbags deployed. Trooper Linda Hartley investigated, assisted by the Woods County Sheriff’s Office and Alva EMS.
United States Third Congressional Delegate addresses members of Wheatland Republican Women Members of the Wheatland Republican Women met at noon on Wednesday, April 2, at The Runnymede in Alva. Robert Hubbard, Republican candidate for the U.S. Third Congressional District, presented the program. He is seeking the position currently held by Rep. Frank Lucas. The Third District consists of 32 counties, including both urban
By Marione Martin Knowing Alva city parks have a curfew of 11 p.m., two police officers decided to check on a vehicle in Hatfield Park on April 6 about 12:39 a.m. According to the report on file, Alva police officers Wade Suffron and William Shahan were on patrol when they saw a grey SUV at the west side of the park pond. The area was only accessible through a gated entrance located at the northwest side of the park pond. As the patrol vehicle’s lights illuminated the vehicle from the south side of the pond, the SUV’s lights turned on and the vehicle began to reverse. The officers exited the east entrance of the park onto 14th Street to drive to the northwest side of the park to the gated entrance. They saw the SUV leave through the entrance at a high rate of speed and turn westbound on County Road 430. When the vehicle did not stop for the police car’s emergency lights, the officers turned on the siren. The SUV came to a stop on County Road 430 and Hughes Road. Suffron spoke to the driver, Chelsea Renee Head, while Shahan talked to the front passenger, Stormi Rae Magnison. Suffron explained to the driver that the park has an 11 p.m. curfew which is why they were stopped. As he talked to the driver, he could smell the odor of what he identified as burnt marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle. The officers asked both occupants to exit the vehicle. Suffron asked Head if there was anything illegal in the vehicle, and she said no. He explained that he could smell burnt marijuana but Head still said they were not
smoking anything and there was nothing in the vehicle. Suffron asked Magnison if there was anything illegal in the vehicle and she said no. He asked why he could smell burnt marijuana, and she said she didn’t know. The officers searched the vehicle and found pipes, one containing a green leafy substance that field tested positive for marijuana, and two cigarillos, one with the tobacco removed and the second with a partial cut down one side. After they found the marijuana and paraphernalia, Magnison told them there was marijuana in her purse. Officer Shahan found a medium size zip-lock bag approximately one-quarter full of a green leafy substance that field tested positive for marijuana and three packs of cigarillos and a black cylinder containing small pieces of a green leafy substance. Magnison told the officers the marijuana and paraphernalia were hers and she brought it from Denver, Colo. Suffron asked Head why she lied about nothing being in the car. She said she was scared and didn’t want to get in trouble. Head said the items belonged to Magnison and she knew they were in the vehicle. Magnison was placed under arrest and was later taken to the Woods County Jail where she was booked and jailed. Suffron told Head she was not being arrested. Officer Ron Vasquez arrived and took her to the Woods County Sheriff’s Office to wait for her ride. Stormi Rae Magnison, 19, has been charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance and possession of paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.
and agricultural areas. Hubbard were read and approved and the is a Constitutional Conservative. treasurer’s report was presented. He lives in rural Canadian County Members approved providing where he operates the Hubbard financial support for Kally Ranch. In addition to raising Gordon and Connor Cummings cattle, he owns a construction to attend Girls’ State as we have company. Hubbard is the current done in the past. chairman of the Canadian County The following officers were GOP. He supports Congressional elected to serve for the next two term limits of 12 years, a strong years: president – Dee Mason, and fully funded military, and vice-president and program reforming farm subsidies to ensure chairman – Jane McDermottm, family farms are the beneficiaries. treasurer – Carol McClure. The He opposes corporate welfare, secretary’s position still remains pork-barrel spending and to be filled. government-controlled price President Guinn expressed her floors commodities (sugar, appreciation forDon’t the opportunity 2x2 adsformay run anywhere in your newspaper. forget to remind your classified department to dairy, corn, etc.). to serve as president for the past download linereminded ads for this Membersthe were thatweek two at years and for the assistance www.okpress.com/ocan CHOOSE AD SIZE the Primary Election is June 24, sheTHE received whileCLOSEST in office. TO YOUR COLUMN WIDTH 2014. The next meeting of the Following the program, the Wheatland Republican Women minutes of the previous meeting will be held in September 2014.
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Northwestern Alumni Association announces Outstanding Graduates The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alumni Association will recognize five Outstanding Graduates during the annual Spring Reunion Banquet on Saturday, April 26, at 6 p.m. The honored alumni include Marvin Wiebener, class of 1968, Outstanding Arts Award; Chad Moore, class of 2001, Outstanding Business/Professional Award; James “Jim” Rodgers, class of 1975, Outstanding Education Award; Linda Ybarra-Kotich, class of 1964, Outstanding Humanitarian Award; and, J. Stewart Arthurs, class of 1962, Outstanding Ranger Recognition Award. For more information, contact John Allen, Northwestern Alumni Association director of alumni relations, at 580-327-8594 or email@example.com. Outstanding Graduates Marvin Wiebener Outstanding Arts Award
Originally from Alva, Marvin Wiebener graduated from Northwestern with a bachelor of science degree in 1968. Wiebener went on to earn a master of social work degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. While a student at Northwestern, Wiebener’s athletics career was cut short when he was hurt in his first football game and never played again. Yet the lessons learned in and out of the classroom were immeasurable. “The most significant event in my time at NSC occurred during the winter semester. Dr. Marie Arthurs took me aside and told me I wasn’t going to pass and that I needed to mature. She said, ‘I will give you a D grade if you join the military.’ That moment was the beginning of my true education.” After a three-year stint in the United States Marine Corps,
Wiebener returned to Alva and finished his undergraduate degree. Wiebener has spent most of his career in the social work field, from working directly with delinquent youth to providing strong administrative leadership for agencies and programs in the social work field. Wiebener’s life and career changed in February 2002, but the same tenacity that served him earlier in his life helped him to find, again, success with change. He was diagnosed with primary lateral sclerosis, a disorder of the central nervous system. He and his wife moved from Tulsa to Thomas, Oklahoma. After settling into their country home, Wiebener refocused his energies and talents and wrote The Margin and The Moriah Ruse, two novels of mystery and espionage. Wiebener and his wife, Peggy, enjoy their children – Erik, Erin, Tamara and Tyler – and seven grandchildren. Chad Moore Outstanding Business/ Professional Award
A native of Enid, Chad Moore graduated from Northwestern with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2001. While still in school, a professor suggested an internship with BKD, LLP, a national CPA and advisory firm. After his internship, Moore was asked to join the firm after graduation and, in 2013, he became its youngest partner. At Northwestern, Moore played football during his freshman year. Although studies and work consumed a lot of his time, Moore’s fond memories of Northwestern include the friends he made and the people he met. His fondest memory is meeting his future bride, Kim, in speech class during his freshman year and following her career in college basketball.
Moore has more than 13 years’ experience in audit and consulting services for electric utilities, manufacturers, state and local governments and not-for-profit organizations. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Oklahoma Society of CPAs, Government Finance Officers Association and the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives. Moore was named the 2013 Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants Trailblazer recipient, being nominated by his peers based on his professional work and for developing future young leaders. In that same year, he was named YMCA Volunteer of the Year. “I am blessed with a beautiful family,” Moore said. “They have supported my endeavors, moves, long hours away from home and travel. Without them, I would not have been able to accomplish what I have today.” Moore and his wife, Kim, and children, A.J. and Ragan, live in Edmond. James “Jim” Rodgers Outstanding Education Award
A native of Gore, James “Jim” Rodgers graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University with a bachelor of arts degree in political science in 1975. He went on to receive both a master’s and his doctorate of arts in political science from Idaho State University. While at Northwestern, Rodgers was president of Ament Hall, member and parliamentarian of the student senate, student body president and a college council member. In addition, he was a member of both Pi Sigma Alpha and Blue Key. He also served as political science tutor for international students.
Early in his career, Rodgers taught at Idaho State University, Saint Mary’s Junior College and Saint Mary’s Graduate School. In 1981, he began as assistant professor at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and was promoted to full professor in 1998. He has taught numerous political science courses, including political theory, public administration, international politics and comparative politics. In addition to his time in the classroom, Rodgers has served the faculty in a number of capacities, including chair of the faculty body and education policies committee member. He has authored a number of publications, including three books in political science. A fourth book is in the works. Outside of academia, Rodgers is active in his church, and has been involved in local PTA, Human Rights Commission and political boards. Rodgers resides in Winona, Minn. He is proud of his three “wonderful and beautiful” children, and remains grateful for the years of teaching many excellent students. Linda Ybarra-Kotich Outstanding Humanitarian Award
Originally from Shattuck, Linda Ybarra-Kotich graduated from Northwestern with a bachelor of science degree in 1964. YbarraKotich was active in student senate and Delta Zeta Sorority, and was secretary for both her junior class and the state chapter of Student Education Association. Her fondest memory of Northwestern is meeting A.J., her husband of 41 years. She also remembers the wonderful homecoming parades and games. “My years at Northwestern gave me the confidence and educational foundation to become the teacher that I was and will continue to be,”
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said Ybarra-Kotich. Ybarra-Kotich’s teaching career began in elementary schools, teaching third through seventh grades at various times. Her role as an educator also found her teaching high school students, as well as training middle and high school reading teachers – particularly teachers of English Language Learners (ELL) students. She was responsible for implementation of the ELL program at Topeka High School. A number of awards and honors marked Ybarra-Kotich’s passion for both literacy and opportunities for students, including her induction into the Kansas Teacher’s Hall of Fame in 2010. But her impact continues to go beyond the classroom. Ybarra-Kotich mentored Hispanic students after school, helped begin a program for Hispanic teens involving social workers and she worked to educate Hispanic students and parents about diabetes. She volunteers with her church and works on an as-needed basis with Hispanic families to learn English. She is presently serving as education technical advisor on the Kansas Hispanic & Latino American Affairs Commission. Yet, she feels her greatest accomplishments are being the mother of “five wonderful children” along with being given the opportunity “to teach many incredible young people.” Ybarra-Kotich and her husband, A.J. (Business/Professional Outstanding Graduate, 1996) reside in Topeka, KS. J. Stewart Arthurs Outstanding Ranger Recognition Award Originally from Bristow, J.
Stewart Arthurs graduated from Northwestern with a bachelor of arts in 1962. He received a certificate of completion from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, England, in 1963. He then went on to receive his juris doctor from the University of Oklahoma in 1966. The leadership for which he is known today was evident during his college career. Arthurs served as president of his freshman class, Vinson Hall and Student Senate. He was listed in Who’s Who Among
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April 20, 2014
Airport lease with Camp Alva on council agenda for Monday By Marione Martin The Alva City Council has a fairly short agenda for the regular meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. Council members will discuss and act on a recommendation from the Alva Airport Commission asking the mayor to sign a lease agreement with Camp Alva, LLC for property in and around the Alva Regional Airport. There will be discussion and action on a recommendation from the finance committee to update the employee policies and procedures for travel and training. An executive session is
More charges in illegal deer hunting case By Marione Martin Further charges have been filed in a case first reported in the Alva Review-Courier on Feb. 16. Four people from Tennessee have been charged with misdemeanors involving alleged deer hunting violations. According to court papers, Captain David Deckard with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation became involved in the investigation in November 2013 when he received information provided by an informant about a group from Tennessee taking deer unlawfully in Oklahoma. Terry Harper and his wife Amy Harper were the owners and operators of an outfitting service doing business as Elite Sportsmen Outfitters located in Waynoka. The business provided guided hunts for deer, turkey, waterfowl and upland game. The Harpers reside in Cowan, Tenn. The other individuals involved are Christopher Hagan of Summertown, Tenn., and Zachary Kelley of Lawrenceburg, Tenn. On Feb. 12 in Woods County, Terry Harper and Amy Harper were each charged with two counts of making a false statement or information to a hunter check station. According to Deckard’s report, records indicate that Terry Harper checked in a deer in 2011 using a resident five year combination license, not a deer permit. He is not a resident of Oklahoma and was not entitled to purchase and use the license. Hagan and Kelley admitted that they transported a 10-point whitetail deer antlers and cape to Tennessee for Terry Harper that was killed in 2013. Harper checked the deer in as a Tennessee deer. Also, Terry Harper provided a Ruger .270 caliber high-power rifle to Kelley to kill a whitetail deer at night during primitive deer season.
According to statements by Hagan and Kelley and forensic examinations of their cell phones, Hagan’s 2012 unlawful deer was checked in by Amy Harper using a past client’s (Kent Gilmore from Arkansas) unused deer permit. Gilmore stated he did not kill and check a deer on his trip to Oklahoma, and he had left his unused Oklahoma deer permit in the trash at the lodge. In 2013 Hagan killed an 11-point whitetail deer and it also was checked in by Amy Harper using a past client’s (Larry Landry from Tennessee) unused deer permit. Landry stated he did not kill a deer during his trip. In 2013 Hagan also killed a 4x4 mule deer using a .300 magnum high-powered rifle provided by Kelley during the archery season. Kelley admitted he had killed two deer in 2013 – an 11-point whitetail and an 8-point whitetail – and took them to Tennessee to be checked in there as coming from Tennessee. On Dec. 25, 2013, a search
warrant was served at the Elite Sportsmen Outfitters Lodge in Waynoka. Evidence recovered included the Ruger .270 rifle loaned to Kelley, numerous unused deer permits and several pictures of deer killed by Hagan. Hagan and Kelley were charged in Tennessee for violations of that state’s law concerning the Oklahoma deer brought into Tennessee. On April 15 several additional charges were filed in Woods County: Terry Ray Harper, 44, was charged with aiding and abetting violation of game/fish laws. Amy Marie Harper, 27, was charged with aiding and abetting violation of game/fish laws. Christopher Brent Hagan, 34, was charged with possession of illegal game. Zachary Scott Kelley, 30, was charged with possession of illegal game. All the charges are misdemeanors. Warrants have been issued on the charges.
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Place individual bids in a sealed envelope and mail to Freedom Public Schools ATTN: Danny McCuiston, Superintendent PO Box 5 Freedom, Oklahoma 73842 Bids may also be delivered to Administration Ofce of Freedom Public Schools, 1138 Eagle Pass, Freedom, OK. Items can be viewed at Freedom Public Schools, 1138 Eagle Pass, Freedom, OK 73842. Clearly mark “BIDS” and designate number1-4 on the outside of the envelope. Bids will be opened during a Regular Meeting of the Board of Education 7:00 PM April 28th, 2014. Freedom Board of Education reserves the right to accept, reject or take no action on any or all bids. For information contact the district administration at 580-621-3271
planned to discuss negotiations with IAFF Local 3782, the union representing Alva firefighters. No action is planned after return to open session. Time will be allowed for remarks and inquiries from council members and citizens. Also at the beginning of the meeting, the council will vote on approval of minutes and claims as well as hear the business manager’s report. In the Alva Utility Authority and Alva Economic Development Authority meetings that follow, members will have votes on approving minutes and claims.
April 20, 2014
AHS soccer falls to Clinton on senior night By Leslie Nation The Alva High School girls’ and boys’ soccer teams faced Clinton on Thursday evening at the Alva Recreation Complex for senior night. The Ladybugs started their game at 4 p.m. working to get their first win of the season, but Clinton held them to one goal for the night. In goal for the Ladybugs was senior Darian Carothers, who had fives saves before Clinton got their first goal with 8:50 left in the
first period. With two Clinton forwards against one goalie, Carothers charged the ball but Clinton was able to get it past for their first goal. Twenty-seven minutes into the second period Clinton had their second goal of the evening to increase their lead. Three minutes later, the Alva Ladybugs finally gave an answer with their first goal of the season. Rozlynn Murrow got the ball past the goalie for the score on a penalty kick with 10:40 left in the game.
their game kicked off at 6 p.m. Barely a minute into gameplay and Clinton put up their first goal of many for the night. The Goldbugs were unable to get a single shot on goal for the night, but Clinton scored eight Team 1st 2nd F goals before the end of the first Period Period period. Clinton 1 1 2 As Clinton needed only two Ladybugs 0 1 1 more goals to end the game early, Alva turned up their defense The Alva Goldbugs had a to slow progress. Three minutes tougher time against Clinton as were left on the play clock before The Ladybugs were finally able to put some pressure on Clinton’s defense, but the rest of the game went by without another goal as Alva fell 1-2 for the night. Score By Period
Clinton was able to end the game 0-10. Alva continues their season on the road to play Weatherford on April 25, starting at 5 p.m. for the Ladybugs and 7:30 p.m. for the Goldbugs. Score By Period Team 1st 2nd F Period Period Clinton 8 2 10 Goldbugs 0 0 0
Alex Ciniceros (#2) works to steal the ball away from a Clinton forward on Thursday night, April 17. Rozlynn Murrow (#20) dribbles the ball away from the Ladybugs’ Photo by Leslie Nation end of the field to take off offensive pressure. Photo by Leslie Nation
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Late home run sinks Rangers in series opener NWOSU Sports Information Daniel Bolanos and Joshua Caruso hit big home runs for Northwestern Oklahoma State, but Nick Spini answered with an even bigger one for East Central University (ECU). His two-run blast
in the top of the seventh lifted was the difference in a 5-4 ECU victory Friday night, in the opener of a three-game Great American Conference (GAC)series. Colten Dickerman, Jeff Martin and Bolanos all had two hits for
Northwestern (20-23, 5-20 GAC). Spini was three for four with two runs and two RBI for ECU (2518, 14-11 GAC). Joe Coto (4-7) worked 7.1 innings but took the loss, surrendering five runs (four of them earned)
on nine hits. He walked four and struck out six. Lucas Kaplan pitched seven innings for ECU to improve to 4-4, and Merrick Ardoin pitched a perfect ninth for his second save. After the Rangers fell into an
early 3-0 hole, Caruso’s two-run blast to dead center helped pick the Rangers up off the deck. In the bottom of the fourth, Bolanos tied the game with his fifth home run of the season. Northwestern took its first lead an inning later. Dickerman scratched out an infield hit, and Martin looped a single to right to put runners at the corners. Dickerman scored on the very next play on Logan Porter’s RBI fielder’s choice for a 4-3 lead. After a first-inning hiccup, Ranger starter Coto cruised through the next five innings without another run crossing the plate. ECU finally got to him again in the top of the seventh. Michael Mariano singled to open things up and scored on Spini’s two-run shot to left center for a 5-4 ECU lead. The Rangers bullpen tagteamed the final five outs after Coto was lifted in the top of the eighth with runners at first and second and one out. Ty Huie stole third to make the situation even tougher, but reliever Chase Randall got the next batter to pop to third. Porter helped close the inning with a heads-up play. The runner at first took off toward second on a stolen base attempt. Porter pump-faked, drawing Huie off of third and into an inning-ending rundown. The two teams wrapped up the series Saturday at noon. Score By Inning Team ECU
Joshua Caruso hits a home run over the center fence to give the Rang- Shortstop Christian Hammerl slides to field an easy grounder and ers two runs against East Central. Photo by Leslie Nation throws the runner out at first. Photo by Leslie Nation
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Northwestern’s golf teams Farm Service Agency offers livestock wrap their season up at disaster Assistance programs conference championship NWOSU Sports Information HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) wrapped up play at the Great American Conference (GAC) Championship on Tuesday and would have been in line for a 10th place finish if eligible for team play. Alissa Stelling was the only Ranger on the women’s team to compete in the championship over the three days, and came away with a 37th place finish. Stelling fired a spring season personal best of 94 on day one, following it up with a 99 in round two and another 94 in the final round. The Ranger men struggled on day one with no player scoring under
80 on the round, and posting a 324. Northwestern was through 15 holes on Monday, but heavy rain and thunderstorms in the area caused the round to be wiped out and played on Tuesday in a 36 hole day. Northwestern came out hot in the morning session, firing a solid 295, which was just seven over par. The score was tied for the fourth lowest in school history. The Rangers came back out for the second 18 of the day on Tuesday and came away with a 314 total. The Ranger squad was led by senior Kyle Ward (82-71-80-233) who fired one of only six under par rounds in the second round. Ward ended up in a tie for 32nd
overall in the 55-player field. Wayne Heffington (82-73-80235) and Drew Sims (83-76-79238) were only a few shots back of Ward and came in 39th and 43rd respectively. Taylor Lehman (80-85-75 – 240) finished in 47th and Corey Brewer (80-74-87 – 242) came in 49th and rounded out the Rangers’ scoring. Henderson State took home the team honors, leading the whole way through and shooting an 874, five clear of Arkansas Tech. Michael Hearne of Southern Nazarene blistered the course in three rounds – he finished at 11 under par for the tournament and broke the GAC Championship record by eight shots.
Men’s basketball inks two more recruits for 2014-15 NWOSU Sports Information Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s (NWOSU) men’s basketball coach Andrew Brown has added a pair of talented high school seniors to his 2014 recruiting class. Brandon Green and Kevin Harkins inked letters of intent this week to kick off the spring signing period. “Both of these kids thrive in the classroom and on the basketball court, and I believe they are mentally prepared to add depth and toughness to this team,” said Brown. Green – a 6-foot-2 point guard from Texas – started every game this season and helped lead North Shore High School to a 35-3 record and the Texas Class 5A State
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Championship. “Brandon is a great point guard because of the feel he has for the game and his understanding of what it takes to win,” said Brown. “I believe he will have an immediate impact on our offensive chemistry and on our ability to pressure the ball defensively. I like a ton of things about him and believe his best basketball is ahead of him. We think we’ve added a very smart, savvy basketball player.” Green averaged 8.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 2.2 assists per game for the Mustangs and was coached by his father, David Green. He played summer ball for the Houston Defenders AAU program. Harkins – a 6-foot-7 power forward from Omaha, Neb. – also comes
Tyler Castonguay, executive director of Woods County Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced that farmers and ranchers can now sign up for disaster assistance programs, which have been reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill. The Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) will provide payments to eligible producers for livestock deaths and grazing losses that have occurred since the expiration of the program in 2011, including calendar years 2012, 2013 and 2014. Enrollment has also begun for producers with losses covered by the Livestock Indemnity Program (LPF), the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) and the Tree Assistance Program (TAP). LIP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers
that have suffered livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather. ELAP provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farmraised fish that have losses due to disease, adverse weather or other conditions, such as wildfires. TAP provides financial assistance to qualifying orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes and vines damaged by natural disasters. Producers are strongly encouraged to contact the Woods County FSA office at 580-327-3136 ext. 2, ahead of time to schedule an appointment and to receive information on the records needed. Ensuring FSA has complete and accurate farm and livestock records should help improve the sign-up process and allow us to expedite implementation of the programs.
from a winning program. He helped lead South High School to four straight state tournament appearances in Nebraska’s largest classification (1A) and averaged a double-double as a senior. He played last summer for OHA Crusaders AAU program. “Kevin is a fierce competitor who is driven in all areas of life. For that reason he tends to succeed,” Brown said. “We are thrilled to have him. He gives us a very physical presence but also has a nice scoring touch. Every team that played South this year had a game plan for him.” Green and Harkins join Zach Dumas, who signed with Northwestern last fall. All three will be freshman in 2014-15.
said she knows Dickey follows her and is frightened because the calls are escalating. She said she believes he is coming around her house. The last time it snowed in the middle of the night, there were boot prints around her garage. She said she has blocked his calls but her phone shows the missed calls and he can still leave messages. From Feb. 10 to March 26, Dickey had called Kilmer 44 times. Kilmer said she got a protective order and it was served to Dickey
on March 27 at 7:30 p.m. and at 7:38 p.m. he drove by her residence. She told Hawley on March 31 that she had been told by friends that they had seen Dickey driving by her residence since the protective order. On March 27 at 8 a.m. Savannah Irion went to the police department to make a report of stalking. She said she had been contacted by Dickey numerous times. She said she told him to stop texting and calling her but he would not stop.
She showed Officer Hawley text messages from Dickey stating he knows she is not filled up with appointments. Irion said she left her office in Alva several times and went to Wal-Mart where Dickey followed her and parked next to her vehicle without getting out. She said she is scared and knows he is following her. She said Dickey sends her inappropriate messages that have nothing to do with therapeutic massage.
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR SEALED BIDS FOR SALE OF LAND. The City of Alva is offering for sale by sealed bids property located at 407 College Ave and described as Lot 4, in Block 38, of the Original Town, now City of Alva, Woods County, Oklahoma. This property is currently in use as a commercial property, located on the square in Alva, Oklahoma. Information as to the land and a complete bid package can be obtained by written request or in person at the Calva City Hall, 415 4th Street, Alva, OK 73717. Sealed bids must be received at the Business Ofce at the Alva City Hall no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 28, 2014. Bids will be opened on April 29, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at the Alva City Hall Council Chambers located at 415 4th Street in Alva, Oklahoma, and high bid announced. Any bona de bidder who had submitted a timely sealed bid will be allowed to raise the high bid until the highest and best bid is received. The successful bidder will be required to execute a sales contract and deposit a down payment of 10% of the total purchase price, which shall be subject to acceptance by the Alva City Council. Balance in full upon delivery of possession. Closing shall be on or before the 5th day of June, 2014. The terms of the bid package shall be strictly enforced and shall control over this notice or any other representations or information. Seller reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
April 20, 2014
Education and convention center planned for Alva By Marione Martin The Cherokee Strip Museum board is planning an ambitious building project, and they now have funding for at least threequarters of the cost. Freddie Brown, chairman of the building committee, presented a funding
Alva Assistant Fire Chief Rick Rhodes requests funds for the annual mudrun planned in September. The Alva Tourism Tax Committee granted the $5,000 request. Photo by Marione Martin
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request to the City of Alva Tourism Tax Committee Wednesday. The project is expected to cost $600,000, and the museum board requested $150,000 in tourism tax dollars. The proposed Alva Education and Convention Center is a 52 by 100 foot steel building with a 30 foot wrap-around covered pavilion or overhang on three sides. It is to be located to the north of the museum’s current annex building. As well as Brown, the building committee includes Brodie Bush, Verlin McMurphy, Larry Reed and Russell Root. Brown pointed out the plumbing and air conditioningheating experience of McMurphy and Reed. The projected finish date is November 2014, but Brown said, “I hope we’re done by then but I can’t promise you that.” The building would be available for education events, traveling exhibits such as science or art displays, and large meetings or social events. The building will also house the museum’s antique fire truck and provide a controlled environment for other artifacts that will be stored in the loft. The covered pavilion will provide a much-needed display
area for locally-donated antique farm machinery. Brown said funds are available for restoration of the equipment, but only if they have covered areas to keep them in shape. Brown described the building as having modern restrooms, a kitchen, a buffet line and buffet table, a public address system and projector. He said it would have “everything that a person would walk in there and want to use to put on a program.” He said they started out planning a smaller building, but as they talked to people in the community they realized it needed to be bigger. “You’re not going to have 200-250 every time, but there will be a time when that happens,” he said. Brown said Share Trust has already presented the museum with $150,000 for the project. They also promised another $150,000 in matching funds if the museum raises that much additional funding. Committee Chairman Henry Bickerstaff said, “I just want to clarify. They gave you $150,000 with a promise of another $150,000.” “If we match $150,000,”
answered Brown. “So actually if you get this (tourism tax request), you’ll get $300,000 from Share,” said Bickerstaff. Brown said the remaining $150,000 would come from donations. Committee member Janet Valencia listed a number of venues already available for meetings and gatherings in Alva such as the fairgrounds, the ACT I building, the vo-tech, Northwestern and the Runnymede. “They’re not full 100 percent of the time,” she said. “Well, three weeks ago I had the Republican women. They wanted to have 200 here. The junior-senior prom, they wanted to rent in the last two or three weeks. The graduation, there’s not enough places around town for their party after graduation,” said Brown. “I won’t go to the fairgrounds because there’s so much dust out there,” said Bickerstaff. Valencia said the university had plenty of facilities for larger groups. She questioned if not being able to serve alcohol on campus might be an issue. Other committee members and audience members mentioned size, age and ambiance
of other facilities as deterring factors. “Have you done a feasibility study?” Valencia asked. She wondered if the building was big
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Alva Mayor Arden Chaffee presents a request to the City of Alva Tourism Tax Committee on behalf of the local cemetery. The funds were for underground wiring to the flagpole and the cemetery pavillion. Photo by Marione Martin
Brooks noted at the meeting. “We wanted to be sure to include them all.” While this may have skewed the results narrowly, the OCES still accommodated these numbers in their statistical analysis. Generally speaking, those in Alva and her sister communities were pleased with SMC by a margin of almost 10 to 1 (88 percent satisfied against 9 percent dissatisfied). When those satisfied were asked why, the top three answers were: a friendly/caring staff quick treatment and good treatment/service. Some of the responses, however, appeared contradictory. For example, in one question those surveyed were asked whether they thought there were enough primary care doctors in the
Alva service area. 51 people, or 60 percent, stated “no.” However, a later question dealt with the ability to get an appointment with one’s primary care doctor when needed. 74 people, or 87 percent of those responding, said they were easily able to. When asked her opinion on whether these contradict one another, Brooks answered such findings are common in many communities even if there isn’t a compelling statistical explanation. “It would only be a red flag if the second number was lower than the first,” she said. “That would mean folks aren’t getting in to their doctors when they needed to.” Additional concerns included Alva’s lack of medical specialists and a need for more robust cancer
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visits per year, while residents of the secondary medical service area were estimated to visit physicians 17,785 times annually.” The study also found that Alva can support an average of 4.2 primary care physicians assuming a 90 percent usage rate of those in the primary medical area and a 10 percent usage area in the secondary medical area. In clarifying the 90 percent/10 percent extrapolation, Brooks disclaimed the study was based on projections. “It’s used for modest estimates,” she said. Many of these estimates were derived from national statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Generally, however, 4.2 physicians could support 9/10ths of the current population in Alva and another 1/10th of the surrounding secondary population assuming those in the secondary area would need to travel into the primary area for a physician’s visit. While the numbers used were mere projections, Brooks did seem confident in Alva’s need for primary care physicians. “If the usage number goes beyond 90
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percent/10 percent, so too would the required physicians,” she said. As for the specific number of doctor visits specified by age and gender, according to the study males under 15 visited a physician’s office 2.8 times compared to 2.6 times for females of the same age. Men aged 15 through 74 visited the physician, on average, 3.0 times per year while women from the same range visited an average of 4.1 times. When not averaged collectively, though, men from 2544 visited a physician a paltry 1.7 times while women from the same age visited twice that, at 3.4 times per year. It’s only after 74 when the men start exceeding the women. According to the same study, men over 75 will visit the doctor 7.6 times per year while women of the same age will visit the same physician 6.9 times. While the study suggests Alva may need additional primary care physicians, it also may lend insight into man’s stubbornness in going to the doctor between the ages of 15 and 74. The next community meeting, focusing on health priorities in the community, will be held April 30 at the same location. Community Health Needs Assessment documents are available online at: www.okruralhealthworks.org.
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Woods County Communication Call Center April 9, 2014 5:25 p.m. 911 call, sent Alva EMS to 600 block of Sherman. 7:23 p.m. Semi on CR 420, stuck between both ditches, blocking both lanes of traffic. 10:40 p.m. 911 call, pistol shot, four shots in Dacoma trailer park. April 10, 2014 12:39 a.m. 911 call, individual at bar, skinny white tank top. 6:32 a.m. 911 call, robbery report at apartments on 1800 block of Oklahoma Boulevard. 11:46 a.m. Fire 4 miles east 5 miles north of Wakita. 2:17 p.m. Dog complaint. 5:08 p.m. Terrier got her dog at 800 block of Maple, advised animal control. 7:31 p.m. Controlled burn on Jay Road. 8:41 p.m. Officer en route to Woodward to pick up prisoner in custody. 9:45 p.m. Individual having seizure at 700 block of Second. April 11, 2014 1:24 a.m. Noise, loud music at 800 block of Fourth, south of
Oklahoma Boulevard. 7:33 a.m. 911 call, black cow out on Freedom Road off of Highway 14 on north side. 10:42 a.m. 911 call, ambulance to 1200 block of Church Street in Waynoka for individual who is dizzy and lips numb. 11:08 a.m. Controlled burn on CR 410/Grady, 5 miles south 2 miles west. 4:29 p.m. Neighbor domestic at 1500 block of High Street. 5:10 p.m. Grass fire across cattle guard on 132 and Greer. 5:56 p.m. Fire at end of Hatfield Park by duck pond, Alva Fire Department already knows. 7:20 p.m. Bar has dog bothering people, called animal control. 8:09 p.m. Controlled burn on CR 1030 and Highway 11. 8:30 p.m. 911 call, possible highpowered gun south of body shop. 10:24 p.m. Needing officer at 900 block of Santa Fe. 10:28 p.m. 911 call, controlled burn 1 ½ miles north of Highway 60 and CR 1090. April 12, 2014
1:14 a.m. 911 call, hit deer on Highway 11, needed to know what to do about deer. 2:17 a.m. 911 call, individual on state Highway 11, sharp pain and flu like symptoms. 4:39 a.m. Bucket of bolts squattered all over 281 and Johnston. 10:30 a.m. 911 call, Grant County Sheriff’s Office transfer, break in at 500 block of E. Apache. 12:20 p.m. Blue Ford Ranger driving weird on Highway 281 headed towards Greensburg corner. 12:28 p.m. Hit and run on east side of McDonalds. 8:10 p.m. Found animal, wanting animal control. April 13, 2014 5:17 a.m. Parking lot of Ament Hall at Northwestern, vandalized, advised campus police. 9:37 a.m. Individual woke up to a broken windshield at apartments on Linden, black Nissan. 11:43 a.m. Ex-employee showed up intoxicated 4 miles east of 490 1 mile north of Hughes, don’t
want him to ever come back. 1:17 p.m. Five vehicles racing around CR 430. 2:36 p.m. 911 call, two individuals on foot on 1400 block of Davis/ Poplar, two females. April 14, 2014 8:31 a.m. 911 call, ambulance to 300 block of W. Jackson in Lamont for individual that is dizzy, vomiting and weakness, advised Lamont. 11:30 a.m. Vehicle on both sides of 700 block of Maple. 6:38 p.m. Dirt bikes riding down E. Flynn. 8:02 p.m. BB holes in truck windshield. April 15, 2014 6:20 a.m. Object in the street on west side of College/Flynn to center line. 8:47 a.m. 911 call, semi vs truck accident. 11:00 a.m. Controlled burn on CR 1020 and Latimer. 3:25 p.m. On Highway 11 west of Medford, ruptured diesel tank, hauling grain. 5:07 p.m. Individual decided not
to do controlled burn, it’s too windy. 6:31 p.m. 20 acre controlled burn on Kay and CR 210. 6:38 p.m. Two donkeys 2 miles north of Waynoka on Highway 14. April 16, 2014 6:30 a.m. Salt water truck on Latimer, ¼ miles west of 281 south side ditch. 6:55 a.m. Wrecker sent to Latimer. 7:12 a.m. Deer hit just north of dunes in northbound lane north of 281. 8:14 a.m. Two-vehicle accident on 11/132, no one hurt, pickup/ car. 11:52 a.m. Fire alarm going off at 500 block of S. Nickerson in Waynoka. 11:56 a.m. False alarm on Nickerson. The call center also handled the following calls: abandoned calls – 32, accidental calls – 13, pocket dial – 28, wrong number – 6, hang ups – 9, animal control – 1, sheriff – 3,; police – 55, general info – 111, fire dept. – 22, ambulance – 12, road conditions – 2.
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According to the affidavits and petitions on file, the following individuals have been charged. An individual is innocent of any charges listed below until proven guilty in a court of law. All information is a matter of public record and may be obtained by anyone during regular hours at the Woods County Courthouse. The Alva Review-Courier will not intentionally alter or delete any of this information. If it appears in the courthouse public records, it will appear in this newspaper. Felony Filings Jose Antonio Lopez-De La Rosa, 49, Ponca City: DUI ($952.10). Steven Blair Steffen, 30, Waynoka: (1) Failure to register as a sex offender; (2) Sex offender living w/in 2000 feet of a park ($568.50). Misdemeanor Filings William E. Dickey Jr., 62, Alva: Two counts of Stalking ($616.70). Stormi Rae Magnison, 19, no address listed: (1) Possession of CDS; (2) Possession of paraphernalia ($810.20). Ky Lynn Merriman, 20, Woodward: (1) Possession of CDS; (2) Possession of paraphernalia; (3) Possession of 3.2 beer by minor ($1001.70). David Lynn Donovan, 60, Waynoka: DUI – Alcohol and/or drugs ($924.60). Jesus Manuel Vega Munoz, 18, Woodward: (1) Possession of CDS; (2) Possession of paraphernalia; (3) Possession of low-point beer by person under 21 years of age ($1001.70). Edgar Luis Colmenares, 22, Pauls Valley: (1) DUI; (2) Reckless driving ($1068.80). Christopher Brent Hagan, 34, Summertown, Tenn.: Possession of illegal game ($304) Outstanding warrant. Terry Ray Harper, 44, Cowan, Tenn.: Aiding/abetting violation of game/fish laws ($304) Outstanding warrant. Amy Marie Harper, 27, Cowan, Tenn.: Aiding/abetting violation of game/fish laws ($304) Outstanding warrant. Zachary Scott Kelley, 30, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.: Possession of illegal game ($304) Outstanding warrant.
Civil Filings Matthew Cody Brooks vs. State of Oklahoma Ex Rel: Driver license appeal ($145.70). B & B Buckles Properties LLC Et Al vs. Chesapeake Operating Inc.: Accounting ($218.70). Gemini Capital Group LLC vs. Janette Lavonne Callison: Money judgment for an amount $10,000 or less ($205.70). Midland Funding LLC vs. Chad W. Johnson: Money judgment for an amount $10,000 or less ($205.70). Portfolio Recovery Assoc. vs. Kristin Talley: Money judgment for an amount $10,000 or less ($205.70). Midland Funding LLC vs. Steve G. Schlarb Sr.: Money judgment for an amount $10,000 or less ($205.70). Small Claims Filings Chaffee Properties vs. Wendi Corr: Replevin/Small claims under $1500 ($63). Marriage Licenses Issued Tyler Lane Pinon, age 27, of Alva and Sherryce Janette Benson, age 27, of Alva: Marriage license (no counselling) ($50). Divorce Filings Kristina Marie Powell vs. Jamie Jay Powell: Dissolution of marriage ($193.70). Heather Diane Weaver vs. Brandon Michael Weaver: Dissolution of marriage ($193.70). Tamara Raelynn Stoddard vs. Robert Lee Stoddard: Dissolution of marriage ($193.70). Jessica Rae Trekell vs. Kenneth Lee Trekell Jr.: Divorce granted. Traffic Filings Andrew Brent Geisleman, no age or address listed: Following too closely with vehicle with more than six tires ($211.50). Jose A. Hernadez Lopez, 26, Enid: Operating an ATV with two or more passengers ($25). Bonds Joseph Taylor, 24, Shirley, Ark.: Failure to stop at stop sign ($211.50). Bonds Joseph Taylor, 24, Shirley, Ark.: Failure to maintain lane ($211.50). Steven D. Clark, no age or address listed: Left of center in marked zone ($211.50).
Beginning book 1173 page 573 Real Estate Transfers Jeffrey Andrew Pursley to Lacy A. Hopkins: Lots 10 & 11 in Block 10 of Davison 2nd Addition to West Waynoka, now City of Waynoka: Quit Claim Deed. Ila Wood to Melvin R. Perrin & Mary E. Parrin: Lot 5 in Block 11 of the College Hill Addition to the City of Alva, LESS and except all oil, gas and other minerals: General Joint Tenancy Warranty Deed. Kelly Mitchell & Debbie Mitchell to Robert James Kornele: a tract of land in the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 34, Township 27 North, Range 18, WIM: Warranty Deed. Edward J. Short & Sheila Short, Co-Trustees of the Sheila Short Revocable Trust dated April 1, 2013 and as Co-Trustees of the Edward J. Short Revocable Trust dated April 1, 2013 to Roger R. Nobis & Leigh Anne Nobis: the North 44 feet 6 inches of Lots 15 & 16 in Block 11 of Hatfield Addition to the City of Alva: Joint Tenancy Warranty Deed. Kathy Jean Rich & David L. Rich to Jimmie Wilcox: the
Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, and the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, all in Section 10, Township 23 North, Range 14, WIM: Quit Claim Deed. Jimmie Wilcox & Kathi R. Wilcox to Kathy Jean Rich: the East Half of the Southwest Quarter and the South Half of the Southeast Quarter, all in Section 27, Township 24 North, Range 14, WIM: Quit Claim Deed. Maxine H. Nichols, Trustee of the Nichols Revocable Trust dated Dec. 27, 1993 to Devon J. Cushenbery and Danielle M. Litzenberger: Lot 6 in Block 1 of the Legion Heights 2nd Addition to the City of Alva: General Joint Tenancy Warranty Deed. Mary Shocklee to Jackie Calvin McCray & Joyce M. McCray: Lots 7 & 8 in Block 3 of the East Hill Addition to the City of Alva: Warranty Deed. Mortgages Melvin R. Perrin & Mary E. Parrin to Primesource Mortgage Inc.: Lot 5 in Block 11 of the College Hill Addition to the City of Alva: $68,732.
Woods County Sheriff’s Report
April 9, 2014 7:00 p.m. Caller about inmate status. 9:00 p.m. Individual calling about an inmate. April 10, 2014 8:00 p.m. Waynoka Police Department calling for warrant check. 8:30 p.m. Dispatch calling for warrant check. April 11, 2014 5:40 a.m. Osage County coming to pick up individual. 10:27 p.m. Call from female in regards to an inmate. April 12, 2014 10:45 a.m. Caller concerning inmate’s bond. 10:50 a.m. Caller asking about an arrest made last night. April 13, 2014 8:45 a.m. Call concerning an See Filings Page 16
inmate’s bond. 11:50 a.m. Call requesting bond information. 12:00 p.m. Call requesting bondsman’s information. 12:30 p.m. Complaint of drag racing on 281. April 14, 2014 8:46 a.m. Individual called with a question about an inmate. 10:17 a.m. A man called to report embezzlement. 10:25 a.m. A citizen called for game wardens phone number. 11:00 a.m. Alarm company reporting a burglary alarm at 500 block of E Flynn. April 15, 2014 12:25 a.m. Person called about ind and when he would be transported. 10:50 p.m. Call asking if we had a person in custody.
Robert James Kornele to The Freedom State Bank: a tract of land in the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 34, Township 27 North, Range 18, WIM: $30,000. Charlene Susan Bradt-Rohrer to the United States of America acting through the Farm Service Agency for the United States Department of Agriculture: Lots 1, 2 & 3 in Block 1 of Ament’s 2nd Addition to the City of Alva: 3 notes totalling $250,000. Devon J. Cushenbery and Danielle M. Litzenberger to Community Bank: Lot 6 in Block 1 of the Legion Heights 2nd Addition to the City of Alva: $93,000. Randy Stelling & Kim Stelling to BancCentral National Association: a tract of land described as Beginning at a point 172 feet East and 188 feet South of the Northwest Corner of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 27 North, Range 14, WIM, thence East 150 feet, thence South 66 feet, thence West 150 feet, thence North 66 feet to the point of beginning: maximum obligation limit $38,387.72.
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enough. Brown said they had not done a study but had talked to many people in the community who said there was a need. He said the building is planned so they can easily add onto it if needed. “I’m going to be honest. My big problem or concern with this is that it’s not an event. It’s a capital improvement project,” said Valencia. Bickerstaff said, “Our ordinance specifically says that
Freddie Brown, chairman of the building committee, speaks to the City of Alva Tourism Tax Committee about a funding request for the Alva Education and Convention Center. Planned by the Cherokee Strip Museum Board, the building is expected to cost $600,000and be built to the north of the museum on 14th St. Photo by Marione Martin
the tourism money can be used for convention centers.” “I thought that was for recruitment, not building,” replied Valencia. “No, it’s for building,” said Bickerstaff. “Just like if somebody was going to build an arena, they could come to this committee for tourism tax dollars.” “I just don’t like to see half of our money going to one event,” said Valencia. Bickerstaff used the annual car show as an example. “We can give the car show $15,000 to $18,000 a year every year, and in ten years we’ve given them $180,000 and what do we have? We don’t have anything until the next car show. “We can give somebody like the museum board $150,000. They can get a building that’s going to sustain and generate revenue and tourism dollars for many, many years to come without getting back to this committee.” “But over a ten year period you can recoup some of that money to build your stash back up,” said Valencia. “It’s just sitting there,” commented Committee member Terri Parsons. Valencia said she was worried they wouldn’t be able to provide some future projects due to lack of funds. Bickerstaff said he’s been on the committee from the beginning when Stan Kline was the mayor, perhaps the late ‘80s, “and I’ve been waiting all these years to have the funds to fund a project like this that can sustain tourism
and provide a lot more dollars back in the community in one shot as opposed to asking for money over and over and over again.” Bickerstaff also noted that the financial reports show the committee received $327,000 in tourism tax revenue during 2013, and with the addition of new motels the amount is likely to grow. Bickerstaff said, “It’s a sustaining type deal” of the project. Norville Ritter made a motion to grant the museum’s request for $150,000, seconded by Dr. Charles Tucker. All members voted in favor although there was a lengthy pause before Valencia voiced her favorable vote. Fire Department Mudslingers Shootout With three of the five requests handled (two were reported in a Friday story), the committee turned to a topic that seemed agreeable to everyone. Alva Assistant Fire Chief Rick Rhodes presented plans for the 10th annual Alva Fire Department Mudslingers Shootout to be held Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Woods County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the county fair. Last year the firefighters included a “bounce house” in their budget to provide entertainment for the younger age group. He said they aren’t planning that this year because the fair board hopes to book a carnival. If they can’t do that, then the fire department might do the bounce house again. Ritter asked if the event would conflict with a mud run in Gage like
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last year. He said several people he talked to said if there had not been a conflict, they would have come to Alva. Rhodes said he sent out the date to the KMRO (Kansas Mud Racing Organization) a year ago to avoid conflicts. However, the Gage event is connected with a different group. Rhodes promised to check on that. When asked what happened if the department made some profit on the event, Rhodes said it goes into a fund for the volunteers. About 90 percent of the time, the funds are used for equipment for the volunteers. He said recently they purchased LED lights for the volunteers’ helmets to help with visibility in smoke-filled structures. Sometimes the funds are used for items like smoke detectors to give out, and sometimes they donate funds to needy families. The committee quickly voted to give the firefighters the requested $5,000 for the event. Cemetery Electrical Wiring Alva Mayor Arden Chaffee presented the final request on behalf of the Alva Municipal Cemetery Board. He said they were asking for $4,220 to install underground wiring from the cemetery office to a junction box at the flagpole and wiring from there to the pavilion. Chaffee said the cemetery board wants to have a spotlight on the flagpole at night so they can leave the flag on display. Wiring at the pavilion would allow for the installation of ceiling fans, lighting and outlets. Bickerstaff objected to lighting
Scott Allan Rode, no age or address listed: Transporting open container of beer ($316). Chaison Ray King, no age or address listed: Disobeyed traffic control device ($211.50). Douglas Blake Weber, no age or address listed: Transporting open container of beer ($316). Audrey Iris Smith, no age or address listed: Failure to provide security verification ($231.50). Robert Oneal Richter, 43, Drummond: Failure to provide security verification ($231.50). Daniel Paul Atchison, no age
or address listed: Following too closely ($211.50). Johnathan Wayne Fipps, 25, Alva: Transporting open container of liquor ($246). Nikki Gomez Cardenas, 26, Waynoka: Operating motor vehicle without valid driver’s license ($256.50). Arlet Polack, no age or address listed: Left of center in no passing zone (while passing) ($211.50). Brandon Wayne Eslick, no age or address listed: Operate vehicle with improper class of DL ($211.50).
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the flagpole, “I’ve gone by the cemetery for 25 years and I’ve never once seen a nighttime funeral so I’m not sure why we have to have a light on the flag.” He suggested the only reason was so that the flag didn’t have to be taken down every night. “I like to see flags at night whether they’re being used or not,” said Valencia. “It just shows respect. I just prefer to see that.” “And that’s where our monument is to the firefighters at the flagpole,” said Chaffee. “And also we’d have an outlet there at the same time.” He said that could be useful for a sound system for the annual Memorial Day ceremony held at the flagpole. Chaffee also said the flagpole happened to be “on the way” to the pavilion. He said although the funding request did not show any matching funds, he and his wife intended to donate the wiring of outlets, lights and two ceiling fans at the pavilion. “I think this is something the cemetery board ought to fund with their money,” said Bickerstaff. He expressed doubt that the cemetery is a tourist attraction. Chaffee countered that it was surprising how many people come to Alva for genealogy research. Valencia also pointed out that people coming for funerals often stay in local motels. Valencia made a motion to grant the funding request, seconded by Tucker. It passed by a 4-1 vote. Bickerstaff said although he is appointed to the committee by the mayor, he felt he had to vote no.
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OF WILL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, DETERMINATION OF HEIRS, DEVISEES AND LEGATEES, AND ISSUANCE OF LETTERS TESTAMENTARY Notice is hereby given to all persons interested in the estate of Joy Ann Sherman, deceased, that on the 17th day of April, 2014, Janet Benson produced in the District Court of Woods County, Oklahoma, an instrument in writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Joy Ann Sherman, deceased, and also filed in said Court her Petition, together with a copy of said Will, praying that the Will be admitted to probate, that Janet Benson be appointed as Personal Representative, that the heirs, devisees and legatees of said decedent be determined by the Court, and that Letters Testamentary be issued to Janet Benson. Pursuant to an Order of this Court made on the 17th day of April, 2014, notice is hereby given that on the 1st day of May, 2014, at 10:00 oâ€™clock A.M., the Petition will be heard at the District Courtroom, County Courthouse, Alva, Oklahoma, when and where all persons interested may appear and contest the same
erans - every Tuesday an Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Service Representative will meet with you at the Woods County Courthouse, 407 Government St., Alva. The representative will advise and aid you in obtaining veterans benefits. 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. 7:30 p.m. Alva VFW will meet at their building. 7 p.m. Widows and widowers support group will meet at College Hill Church of Christ. Call 580430-6083 with questions. 7 p.m. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday at the Bible Baptist Church, 4th & Choctaw, Alva. The purpose is to help people dealing with alcoholism, divorce, sexual abuse, domestic violence, drug addiction, sexual addiction, food addiction, co-dependency, gambling addiction, anger, grief and more. Wednesday 9 a.m. The Woods County Senior Citizens Center, 625 Barnes, Alva, is open for games and other activities. Exercise is scheduled each day at 11 a.m. Transportation provided upon request. Noon Alva Kiwanis Club meets at Champs Restaurant. 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. 7 p.m. Alva Moose Lodge menâ€™s meeting is held every Wednesday. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 17th day of April, 2014. s/Mickey J. Hadwiger JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT Larry L. Bays P.O. Box 98 Alva, Oklahoma 73737 Attorney for Petitioner
(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Sunday, April 20 and April 27 2014.) IN THE DISTRICT COURT WOODS COUNTY OKLAHOMA In the Matter of the Estate of WAYNE L. LANE, Deceased Case No. PB-2013-52 NOTICE OF HEARING FINAL ACCOUNT AND PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP AND DISTRIBUTION Notice is hereby given that Bettelou Geis Lane, Executrix of the estate of Wayne L. Lane, deceased, has filed in the above Court and cause her Final Account, Petition for Final Settlement, Determination of Heirship and Distribution, and that Monday, the 19th day of May, 2014 at 1:30 oâ€™clock P.M. in the District Courtroom, 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 17th of April, 2014 s/Mickey J. Hadwiger JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT Rick Cunningham, OBA #12629 Attorney at Law 409 College Ave., P.O. Box 433 Alva, Oklahoma 73717 (580) 327-0080 Attorney for Executrix
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By Leigh Rubin
April 20, 2014
State Health Department still Northwestern Oklahom investigating E. coli source State University to host blood drive April 24 By Helen Barrett The Oklahoma State Health Department’s infectious disease control department continues its investigation into the source of the E. coli contamination that threatened the life of Alva’s Connor Sneary. The illnesses developed after the recent Oklahoma Youth Expo at the state fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. Dr. Lauri Smithee, who heads up the investigation, said a total of seven cases of E. coli were reported following the stock show. “That may sound like a lot, but it’s not a big study,” Smithee
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three to four well people for every sick person. Those are sometimes difficult to obtain, especially during busy times because people who are well don’t want to bother with another survey, she explained. The investigation continues. “I’m not sure we’ll ever know exactly how the people became infected,” Smithee said. The sound of her voice brightened when she said the department was thankful for progress in Connor’s condition. “We are so thankful for the family and just appreciate their cooperation,” she said.
Students in American Colleges and universities, and was on both the President’s and Dean’s honor rolls throughout his academic career. A triple-sport athlete, he lettered all four years in football, basketball and track, and was named the Small College All American in Football in 1960. He also was named Academic All-American in Football in 1960 and 1961. Arthurs was inducted into the Northwestern Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. Arthurs has practiced law in Cushing since 1966, and remains city attorney since 1970. He is admitted to practice law in the
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said. She explained that E. coli occurs naturally in animal waste. Pinpointing a specific animal creates a big challenge with so many different herds involved. Trying to pinpoint the way a person was contaminated requires extensive surveys. Infection can be from not washing hands properly prior to preparing food, eating or touching of hands to the mouth. “The surveys have been slow coming into our office,” Smithee said. She said the department needs questionnaires returned from
State of Oklahoma; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma; Oklahoma Supreme Court; and the U.S. Court of Military Appeals. Arthurs has served on the Board of Governors of the Oklahoma Bar Association and as a Trustee of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation. He is a retired colonel, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Army Reserves. “My favorite memories of Northwestern include the quality of education and the friendliness of the students, faculty and university
staff,” said Arthurs. Over the years, Arthurs has remained active in a number of capacities with Northwestern. He is currently serving his second term as a Foundation trustee, having spent the last two years as Chair of the Executive Committee. He also is active in Cushing Lions Club, Cushing United Fund and the First United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Cheryl, live in Cushing. They have six children – Dawn Arthurs, Stephanie Arthurs, Jamie Ward, Adrienne Love, Todd Adrian and Julie Smith – and eight grandchildren.
Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) and Northwestern Oklahoma State University are teaming up to save the lives of those in local hospitals. A blood drive will be held in the Ranger Room, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Anyone who is healthy and 16 years or older is urged to attend and donate. Donors can continue to request their donations credit Connor Sneary. For each donor, Sneary’s
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family will receive credit for fees associated with his blood transfusions. Of those eligible to donate blood in the U.S., only about ten percent actually do. Each donation can save as many as three lives. Donations can be made every 56 days. Appointment to donate are not required but can be made by calling 877-340-8777 or visiting obi.org.
pool looked like a miniature white water. I looked at room prices, and they start on weekdays at $30. Looks like a good cheap rest stop when on a vacation with the kids in that direction. Sunday after breakfast we went riding around a bit. We drove through a few housing additions to see how the other half live. I never saw a blade of grass in any yard. All yards I saw were rock covered, with hot weather trees (Joshua, Palm, etc), so I would not want to sell lawn mowers out there. It was very hot already out there – over 95 one day. I found three pinball machines at the casino and was in flipper heaven. I had never seen any of
them before, but still managed to win free games on all three, so I’m not all the way over the hill yet. The funniest one was a “Shrek” machine. When I moved the machine about four inches sideways to save a ball, a Shrek voice spoke up and said “Hey boy, this isn’t a washing machine, so no shaking needed.? I was going to write about Clive Bundy, Al Sharpton, highway patrol raises, the governor and third graders under fire, but the information on all of them is confusing, so they will be another day. What do you call ten rabbits marching backwards? A receding Hareline!
students. The ongoing push against many of Oklahoma’s reforms comes just as they are being implemented in the classroom. A fear of change appears to have prompted some of the pushback, but the state’s poor rankings on national assessments is an indicator old practices don’t work, Bacharach said. “Our hope is that at the end of the day, accountability remains intact,” Bacharach said. “It’s important for our schools. Certainly, we have reservations about legislation that waters down accountability and high standards for our kids.” Accountability and highstakes testing have also dominated education headlines in other states. Indiana became the first state this year to pull out of Common Core, and South Carolina pulled
out of a consortium that developed Common Core-aligned tests. Oklahoma withdrew last year from a similar consortium. At the grass-roots level, increasing numbers of parents in Oklahoma and elsewhere are deciding to pull their children out of standardized testing. Some Oklahoma parents have said they will pull their students out of the third grade reading test and use an exemption instead. The rollback movement was embodied last month in a gesture from a Massachusetts teacher that drew national attention: She quit, saying the emphasis on testing had taking the joy out of teaching. Exline, of the Central Parent Legislative Action Committee, said issues popping up in other states show the trend in Oklahoma is not isolated.
“I really feel like any story I read about education in other states, you could substitute in Oklahoma,” she said. Those who support strong accountability measures worry that relaxing them will prevent Oklahoma from climbing out of its low academic performance, as measured in national assessments, even if more funding were approved. “If we water down our standards and just put more money into education, that’s just going to maintain the status quo,” Barresi spokeswoman Tricia Pemberton said. Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that produces in-depth and invesetigative content on a range of public-policy issues in the state. For more Oklahoma Watch content, go to www.oklahomawatch.org.
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