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Alva Review-Courier Vol. 121 No. 82
Sunday, October 13, 2013 - $1.00
620 Choctaw, Alva, OK 73717
Homcoming queen Traci Owen poses with homecoming king Joby Allen after coronation ceremonies prior to the Alva High/Pawnee football game Friday night. Traci is the daughter of Jeff and Terri Owen. Joby Allen is the son of Jimmy and Kandice Allen. Other queen candidates were Courtney Mapes, Siera Earnest, Lyndsey Bellah, Jordan Coffman, Sage Sunderland, Emily Harris and Darian Carothers. Other king candidates were Cody Jones, Brandon Ellis, Riley Hess, Collins Fouts, Cade Pfleider, Ty Hooper and Dakota Nusser. Photo by Lynn L. Martin
Girl Scout Hut approved in 1947 Rail park members to Agreement renewed in 2013
By Marione Martin The Alva City Council took a brief trip back in history at their Oct. 7 meeting. The council discussed and formally acknowledged the terms of a memorandum of understanding with the Girl Scouts updated from a March 1947 council meeting. The new memorandum, dated Oct. 7, 2013, lists the responsibilities of the city and those of the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma and the local Community Service Team (CST) #629 regarding the Girl Scout Hut located in Hatfield Park. The Girl Scouts will continue to have exclusive use of the building consistent with past usage. The Girl Scouts are responsible for maintaining the interior including any equipment, heating and air conditioning. They are responsible for maintaining the structure itself including the walls, windows, doors, roof and walkway to and from the building. The city is to maintain the septic sewer system. The city also provides water and other utilities to the building as are currently being provided along with maintenance of the grounds surrounding the hut. The Girl Scouts are not required to pay rental for the building and its use which is located on city property. However, the Girl Scouts are to maintain sufficient liability insurance on the premises to repair or replace the same in the event of damage to the premises, inside or out. There was some discussion about who is paying the electricity bill for the Girl Scout Hut. Dr. Steven Maier, who was representing the Girl Scouts, said they have been paying a bill. Alva Business Manager Joe Don Dunham said he thought the city was paying the electricity, but the bill may have been just for the gazebo. They agreed to check the bills to make sure
they weren’t paying twice. It is interesting to note that the mayor in March 1947 was Pat Treece. Council members present were Frank G. Munson, M. M. Gruber, Sam Clark, C. E. Wilhite and W. S. Walcott. Also attending were City Clerk Thomas W. Keltch and City Attorney F.B.H. Spellman. Mayor’s Appointments The council members voted approval of two appointments by Mayor Arden Chaffee. Halah Simon was reappointed to the Alva Hospital Authority. Rachel Stewart was reappointed to the Alva Recreation Complex Board. Steel Wheel Roller Purchase Part of a Share Trust grant is being used to purchase a steel wheel roller for the street department. The city had estimated the equipment might cost $55,000 but bids came in ranging from $27,400 to $40,208. The city has been using a 1951 Army surplus roller but it was not repairable. Dunham recommended the city buy the next-to-lowest bid of $31,700 for a 2013 Dynapac steel wheel roller from Clarence L. Boyd. This model is two years newer than the lowest bid. It is a demo and has 32 hours of use as well as the remainder of a warranty through Jan. 31, 2015. It has a four-foot wheel, which will follow behind the asphalt zipper to compact the millings to make a better road base. It will also help in compacting chip and seal street work. Other Business Two council members were absent from the meeting: Steve Valencia and Wes Miller. The council voted to pay claims totaling $200,008.88. Resolution No. 2013-068 was passed amending the fiscal year 2013-2014 annual budget by $100,000 for the Charles Morton Share Trust grant to be See Council Page 3
attend gas/oil conference
By Helen Barrett In their continuing effort to promote the Avard Regional Rail Park, members of the park authority voted Tuesday night to send two representatives to a national gas and oil conference in Houston. The conference will be Nov. 18-20. “I’m feeling pretty strongly that we need to send representation there,” Todd Holder said. “We’ve got an awful lot of activity
going on here, and we need this. This is an opportunity to go where they are and interact with them.” The Avard Regional Rail Park provides a unique opportunity to ship crude oil to major refineries at a lower cost than by truck. Oil can be loaded onto trains at the park and taken to the Port of Catoosa, Chicago or the west coast for shipping by water to any location in
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Alva woman faces drug charge By Marione Martin An Alva woman was arrested on a drug charge after someone reported a woman walking in the middle of the roadway. According to documents in the case, Alva Police Officer Ronald Vasquez was sent to 607 Hart St. about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, regarding the report. He saw an adult female and a little girl of about 19 months in the laundry room of the Aspen Apartments. He talked to the woman and asked if she had seen anyone walking
around the middle of the roadway. She said she had not seen anyone. As Vasquez left the laundry room, someone approached and said a man wearing coveralls was chasing a woman on the south side of the apartment building. Vasquez asked for the assistance of Highway Patrol Trooper Randy McCullough in locating the individuals. McCullough said he had seen an open door on a suspicious vehicle parked
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October 13, 2013
Man charged with failure to register as sex offender
By Marione Martin A Texas man living in Woods County has been charged with failure to register as a sex offender. According to documents on file, Woods County Deputy Sheriff David Cummings was advised of an individual who was living in the county who had failed to register as a sex offender. He was told the individual was residing in a recreational vehicle located on the property of 2036 E. Oklahoma Boulevard, Alva. Cummings went to the address and talked with Robert Curtis McKnight, 43, of Honey Grove, Texas. McKnight said he had been living at the location for the past three months. In answer to questions, he said he was a sex offender but had not registered in Woods County. He said he did not think it was required because he was a truck driver. Cummings told him he was under arrest for failing to register, handcuffed him and took him to the Woods County Jail. Officers with the Alva Police Department and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol remained at McKnight’s residence on consent to search. They later notified Cummings that a loaded .22 caliber pistol was recovered inside the residence near the bed. McKnight is a convicted felon in Texas. He said the pistol belongs to his wife. The pistol was seized as evidence. McKnight has been charged with two felonies: failure to register as a sex offender and possession of firearms after felony conviction. Fauckner Cave — Ed Short of Alva; Kelly Short, formerly of Alva; Sam, from Cypress, Texas; Brett Short (Paul’s son) from Cypress, Texas; and Paul Short, formerly from Alva, stand at the entrance to the big mouth cave.
Northwestern to close for fall break Private caves to be opened for public enjoyment Employees and students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be able to enjoy a few days off and out of classes, as the university will close for fall break on Thursday, Oct. 17, and Friday, Oct. 18. Northwestern’s offices will be closed and no classes will be held during fall break. Classes will resume and all university offices will open, By Helen Barrett Nostalgia and a desire to share with regular business hours, on Monday, Oct. 21. spurred Bob Short, formerly of Alva, to provide safe access to three natural caves on his property northwest of Alva. The caves, known for years as the Faukner Caves, were a popular destination for scout troops and curious spelunkers. Red cedars infested the pastures surrounding the caves and blocked their enBy Marione Martin The Alva Regional Airport Commission has a short agenda for the trances. “I want people to see how the Monday, Oct. 14, meeting. The commission meets at 7 p.m. in the airport property looked when I was a terminal building. kid,” Short said. “I’m working to Commission members will hear the airport manager’s report and discuss with possible action the maintenance of the maintenance hangar. try eventually to get this listed on Time is allotted at the end of the meeting for remarks and inquiries by the National Registry of Historical Places.” board members and any citizens present. Short’s great-grandfather John Winter purchased the property in 1912, more than 100 years ago. A Mr. Smothers staked the property in the Land Run of 1893, but never filed on it, Short said. According to county records, Mr. Winter was the first registered owner of the land. “The interesting thing is, they By Marione Martin committee is recommending the were called the Faukner Caves, The Alva Hospital Authority reappointment to courtesy staff of but Mr. Faukner ever owned it,” will hold a regular meeting Tues- Dr. James Crooks, MD, radiology; Short said. “Mr. Faukner owned day at 5:30 p.m. in the Share Medi- Dr. Jerome Dilling, MD, otorhinoa little 20’x20’ grocery store that cal Center Media Room. laryngology; Dr. Howard Herberhad a few items and a lot of gossip. Trustees will act on approval of man, MD, radiology; Dr. M. CaroSeems like they sold gas there.” the chief executive officer’s writ- line Holmboe, MD, pathology; Dr. Short said a one-room school ten report, Share Medical Center Brenda Kris Mullins, MD, cardiolformerly stood on the corner near cardiopulmonary services policies ogy; and Dr. Rodney L. Worthen, the store. It burned down many and procedures, and Share Medical II, MD, urology. years ago. Center nursing policies and proceTrustees will also be given reThe caves became known as dures. Trustees will also go over the ports on electronic health records, the Faukner Caves because people chief financial officer’s statistics re- Share Convalescent Home, The in the area knew of the school, and port and financials report. Homestead, SMC Foundation and attributed that name to the entire The medical staff executive St. Anthony’s. The hospital authorarea. ity chairman will also give a report. The caves open into a deep canyon about the size of two football fields, Short said. For many years, to travel from one side of the canyon to the other, drivers drove through the pasture via a natural
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bridge above the caves. The natural bridge remains inBefore they became silted in, tact. While working on the caves, several lakes people used for fish- Short and his crews drove across ing existed on the property. A dug- the bridge regularly. out existed on the property until Short said the Indians and the Short’s brother Ed covered it up See Caves Page 9 while building terraces.
Alva Hospital Authority meets Tuesday
Winter’s Natural Bridge and Big Mouth Cave — The natural bridge and cave may be the only natural bridge still in existence in Northern America. It was used by the Indians and early settlers as well as ranchers and owner Bob Short’s grandfather to go north up the canyon.
October 13, 2013
Despite felonies and guilty pleas, Oklahoma officers keep enforcement certifications for years
RICHARD MAC HEATON Richard Mac Heaton, 83, of Alva passed away at Share Convalescent Home on Oct. 11. Graveside services are Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 1:30 p.m. in the Capron Cemetery, with Rev. Terry Martindale, pastor of Alva First Methodist Thomsen’s case highlights how Church, officiating. Wharton Funeral Chapel (whartonfuneralchapel. By Shaun Hittle Oklahoma Watch a lack of communication between com) is in charge of arrangements. In July 2010, a former prosecutors and the agency that cerKingfisher County Sher- tifies officers has allowed dozens CAROL BIBERSTEIN-MCGEE iff’s Office deputy plead- of Oklahoma officers who pleaded Carol Ann Biberstein-McGee, 75, died Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Attica ed no contest to a charge guilty to, or were convicted of, a Long Term Care Facility in Attica, Kan. of committing lewd acts felony to keep their certifications Carol is survived by her sons, Alan and wife Tewith a child when he still was an of- for years – more than a decade in resa, and Jeff and wife Melanie; four grandchildren; ficer two years earlier. some cases, an Oklahoma Watch inthree great grandchildren; brother Glenn Biberstein Jr. Shawn Theo Thomsen, then 43, vestigation found. and wife Pat; other relatives and many friends. She Using court was preceded in death by her husband Howard, par- was given a fiveyear suspended and council reents Glenn and Zenith (Stolebarger) Biberstein, and sentence, court records and news sister Zenith Irene. reports, OklahoShe will be deeply missed by her family, her many cords show. Now ma Watch identifriends in Attica, and her friends at Attica Long Term living in Texas, he’s required to fied a dozen cases Care. register as a sex from 2003 to 2011 A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, where law officers Oct. 13 at the United Methodist Church in Attica with offender for the — Steve Emmons were convicted of, Pastor Tom Walters and Rev. Billie Blair officiating. Internment was in rest of his life. Despite the or pleaded guilty the Attica Cemetery. crime, Thomsen is still certified as to, felonies but still have the counMemorials in honor of Carol may be made to the Autism Society and a peace officer by the Council on cil’s certification as peace officers. may be sent in care of the funeral home. More recently, from 2010 to Prairie Rose Funeral Homes, Inc., 602 E. Main St., Anthony, KS Law Enforcement and Education, or CLEET, a state agency that cer2012, 66 officers had their certifica67003 (www.prairierosefuneralhomes.com), was in charge of arrangetifies Oklahoma law officers. State tions revoked or suspended, were ments. law requires that the council take given a letter of reprimand, or they away certification for an officer surrendered their certification, acwho pleads guilty or no contest to a cording to copies of final disciplinfelony charge, removing him or her ary orders provided by the council. from law enforcement. In 22 cases where officers lost or
“There isn’t a good communication system in the state.”
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used for highway department equipment. The council acknowledged the mayor’s signature on a 2010-2011 workers’ compensation plan refund voucher for $6,937.39. Dunham said the last refund was applied to the workers compensation payments but he would recommend this one be returned to the city in the form of a check. Dunham presented an interlocal contract for cooperative purchasing with HGAC. He said HGAC is a nationwide purchasing program established for the benefit of member end users and is funded through contractors. It streamlines governmental procurement processes by establishing competitive priced contracts for goods and services. He said HGAC establishes a low price bid and eliminates the need for the time-consuming bid process. The council approved signing the contract. There is no cost to the city. The council was presented with a lengthy list of items to be declared surplus, which they approved. Dunham said some city departments have not yet turned in their lists so there will be more to come. During the time allotted for citizen remarks, Eldon G. Greer, Jr. said that he was surprised by the added $5 charge for street maintenance on his water bill. He said he lives outside the city limits and pays the higher water rate for those outside the city. He said he also had to pay for his own water line and any repairs to that line. He did not think it was fair that someone outside the city limits should be charged a monthly fee to fix streets in the city, especially since he already pays a higher water rate. Attorney Rick Cunningham explained that the charge was the result of a legal election. Greer said he did not get a chance to vote in the election since he lives outside the city. A suggestion that he could ask to be annexed to the city was met with a refusal. He does not want to live in the city limits. Authority Meetings The Alva Utility Authority met following the city council. Trustees approved minutes of the last meeting and claims totaling $48,213.51. The Alva Economic Development Authority then met, approving minutes of the previous meeting and claims of $72,961.12.
Woods County Forecast Sunday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. East northeast wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Sunday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. East southeast wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Columbus Day Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a high near 75. Southeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Monday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 51. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming east northeast after midnight. Winds
could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tuesday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Wednesday A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 59. Wednesday Night A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Friday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 69. Friday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
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gave up their certifications because of convictions, guilty pleas or other misconduct, it took longer than two years after the resolution of the case for CLEET’s action to be completed, the disciplinary orders show. In 18 of those cases, it took longer than four years. Under state law, district attorneys who handle felony cases involving officers are supposed to notify CLEET, which opens an investigation. That doesn’t happen all the time, said Steve Emmons, the council’s director. “There isn’t a good communication system in the state,” Emmons said. If the council isn’t aware of such cases, it’s difficult and timeconsuming for his agency to track them down, he said. Failure to Notify Oklahoma law states that CLEET “shall revoke the certification of any person upon determining that such person has been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude or a do-
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the world. “We’re never going to entertain anybody to come to this park if we don’t go to things like this,” board member Joe Royster said. Sonja Williams said she feels that this type of conference helps educate her on the way these industries function. She said meetings occur throughout the day during the conference. Vendors set up booths in a hallway surrounding the main venue. “It’s structured, but informal,” Williams said. “You can network with people. That’s how we got hooked up with the Newton, Kan., people.” Contract Signed The members approved the “substitution and assumption of engagement contract” with The Center for Economic Development Law. This contract merely replaces the original contract signed by the Woods County Industrial Development Authority. Williams explained this formality cleaned up another detail that the authority originally accepted when it was organized and agreed
to be the overseeing board for the park. The law firm was crucial in the development of a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district. Manager’s Report Williams told the board she still receives many inquiries about the park each week. Some of the companies need additional infrastructure to be in place before they can locate at the park. She said the current spur places the park “leaps and bounds” above where it was originally. “The sub line is running a lot and I expect it to get busier when the ‘Y’ is completed,” Williams said. She estimated the BNSF investment in the rails to the park at near $5 million. “Now that those sidings are in
place, we can build spurs off those sidings without having to get Burlington-Northern approval,” Williams said. Williams said Martin-Marietta continues to receive five trains per month. From the park’s beginning through June 1, the park received $424,060 from rail car charges. The SandRidge building has been successfully moved, but not erected. Rocking of the new road inside the park should be completed this week. Board members present included Les Kamas, Joe Royster, Stan Bixler, Ed Sutter and Todd Holder. Woods County Clerk Shelley Reed and Economic Development Executive Director Sonja Williams also attended.
October 13, 2013
Business pushes immigration reform even as it lays off American workers By Byron York Recently the pharmaceutical giant Merck announced it will cut 8,500 jobs in an effort to remain competitive in a rapidly changing drug industry. Earlier this year, Merck announced plans to cut 7,500 jobs, bringing the total of workers let go to 16,000. In all, Merck intends to lay off one out of every five of its employees. At the same time, top Merck officials are urging Congress to loosen the nation’s immigration laws to allow more foreign workers into the United States. In a Sept. 10 letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Mi-
nority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Merck Executive Vice President for Human Resources Mirian Graddick-Weir urged that the U.S. admit more highand low-skilled immigrants to “address the reality that there is a global war for talent” and to “align our nation’s immigration policies with its workforce needs at all skill levels to ensure U.S. global competitiveness.” Merck, whose officials did not respond to requests for comment, wasn’t alone in signing the letter to Boehner and Pelosi. Other companies that have laid off thousands in recent years – Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, United Technologies, American Express, Procter & Gamble, T-Mobile, ArcherDaniels-Midland, Cigna, Texas Instruments and more – are also petitioning Congress for Alva Review-Courier more immigrant workers. In all, representatives of more (USPS 016-180) than 100 big U.S. corporations 620 Choctaw St. signed the letter. Alva, OK 73717-1626 On Capitol Hill, the law(580) 327-2200 makers who are trying to stop Fax: (580) 327-2454 a Gang of Eight-style comprehensive immigration reform Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. bill believe most of those comMonday - Friday panies support reform because Website: they want to hire immigrants at www.alvareviewcourier.com lower wages. Watching firms HERE TO HELP YOU fire American workers while Publisher.............Lynn L. Martin appealing for more immigraEditor..................Marione Martin tion is a disheartening spec(email@example.com) tacle. “Senate Democrats, the Ad Sales...........Angela Courson Gang of Eight and the White (firstname.lastname@example.org) Colette Baier House have all apparently de(email@example.com) cided that large corporations Reporters...................Alex Cole should be able to tailor the (firstname.lastname@example.org) nation’s immigration policy Yvonne Miller to suit their own financial inSports...................Leslie Nation (email@example.com) terests,” said Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, a Subscriptions & Action Ads..........Linda Toone vocal Gang of Eight opponent, (firstname.lastname@example.org) in a statement. “Now it falls on Ad Design.............Paula Oakes the shoulders of House Republicans to do the right thing and Page Design........Patty Hankey to defend the legitimate interests of American workers.” Legal Notices.....Lisa Wickham The fear that Sessions and (email@example.com) others have is that immigration The Alva Review-Courier is reform is not as dead as some combined with the Woods observers believe. The Gang C o u n t y N e w s , T h e A l v a of Eight bill passed the SenAdvocate and Newsgram, and is ate in June on a 68-32 vote, but published every Sunday and promptly seemed to disappear Friday by Martin Broadcasting in the House. Corp., 620 Choctaw St., Alva, Republican leaders in the OK 73717-1626. Periodical postage paid at Alva, Oklahoma. House stressed from the beginAnnual subscription rates in ning that a Gang of Eight-style Woods County, Oklahoma $72. comprehensive bill would Elsewhere in Oklahoma $90, have no chance. That’s true, elsewhere in the United States but what opponents worry is $108. POSTMASTER: Send a d d r e s s c h a n g e s t o A l v a that the House will pass some Review-Courier, 620 Choctaw sort of bill, even a limited one, St., Alva, OK 73717-1626. that could then go to a HouseSenate conference committee Contents Copyright 2013 Member of the Associated Press, and eventually come out lookOklahoma Press Association, See York Page 8 National Newspaper Association
Sales tax change sets dangerous precedent Dear Editor, The approach suggested by our hospital authority and city council is reminiscent of the 1960s when Congress and LBJ tapped into the Social Security Trust fund in order to finance an unpopular war. By tapping into funds earmarked for a specific purpose (capital improvements) and utilizing those funds for operating costs sets a very dangerous precedent. We run the risk of becoming dependent on tax revenues for everyday operations without voter approval. What happens when we need additional capital improvements or the economy slows and those
funds have to be diverted back to debt service? To use the previous example, we now face the unpleasant situation of needing to reform Social Security (i.e. reduce benefits, raise taxes, etc.) and it in part stems back to that decision to raid the trust fund. Why did they do it? It is pretty simple; the trust fund was flush at the time and contained more money than was needed to meet the current obligations of the Social Security System. There is no question that the revenues being generated currently See Sales Tax Page 5 are more than suf-
Alva resident praises hospital “How a Bad Experience Became a Good Experience.”
Dear editor, Sunday afternoon, Sept. 29, I had a health problem and was admitted to Share Memorial Hospital on Monday morning, Sept. 30. I’d like to convey to the people of Alva and the readers of the Alva Review-Courier and Newsgram how fortunate we are to have Share Hospital and its medical and nursing staff, so that we receive top-notch professional care without having to go to Enid, Oklahoma City or Wichita. In addition, most of the nurses are graduates of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University School of Nursing. For someone my age and experience, “the electronic age” of nursing is amazing. Instant knowledge of data by a computer helps determine treatment and aids in speed of recovery.
As a pharmacist, I recall how the computer changed the practice of pharmacy, but it was not as demanding as what I experienced this week in a hospital setting. Are the nurses today better than the old “bedside nursing” days? Yes! Having experienced high quality nursing skills I do believe it. Thanks, Lynn, for providing your readers with an opportunity to share our thoughts on the electronic age we live in and how it affects our daily lives. One more thing, please vote “Yes” in the November 12, 2013 election. A “Yes” vote won’t raise your taxes and merely allows the hospital board to better use their judgment on how to manage the proceeds from the sales tax. Bob Reynolds
Don’t pay the ransom; we escaped By Jim Scribner Cleo had a quilt retreat in Vegas, and we drove out this last week to attend. She had a plan for me. She told me rather than alert every thief that we were going to be gone, I should not mention it until our return. Works for me, I guess. The original plan was to include a trip to see Phil And Karee Hada, but because of Arlo Collie’s auction, a doctor’s appointment with dad, and my mother’s passing we had to change plans several times,
and the Hada visit had to be postponed. Air travel would have been ideal, but the flight with the right flying times was over $1,300 and the right priced flights left at such weird times, I finally conceded defeat and drove out. I paid a low of $2.98 and a high of $3.49 for fuel. On one pump it said the gas had no more than the government allowance of 5 percent aeration in the fuel. With the ethanol and aeration, I’m not really sure how cheap the gas is. There is a road west of Williams, Ariz., called “Devil Dog Road.” The name conjures up all kinds of ideas. I told Cleo sometime I See Gems Page 5
October 13, 2013
Click and Clack Talk Cars
Good for the goose but not the gander Not putting car in park might not be harmful but is a bad habit
Dear Annie: I have been in a relationship with “John” for more than 12 years. We have separate homes. He has never been married and has no children. I have been married twice and have five grown kids. John still has his ex-girlfriends in his life. He used to have them clean his house, which he said was “none of my business.” He would meet them after work for a beer. He would dog-sit for one of their sons and then would volunteer to take the dogs back to their house in another town without me around. He still works on their vehicles. And one comes to his country home to get vegetables from his garden. Although it bothers me, I never said anything to John about any of this. However, last Christmas, my son asked for permission to invite my ex-husband to the dinner to which John and my entire extended family were also invited. Since John had been to other celebrations that included my ex, I didn’t think there would be any problem, but I was wrong. John was very upset. I then countered with all of the instances when he’d spent time with his exes. I explained that my children’s fathers will always be in my life, although I don’t have contact with them unless it involves the children. John says my children are adults, and I no longer need to have any contact with my exes, even at family gatherings. I say he has no business allowing his
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way to handle this awkward situation without hurting any feelings? They’re sweet ladies, but this is annoying. – Turning the Other Cheek in El Paso Dear El Paso: Some people become sentimental and affectionate with age and are demonstrative with everyone. We understand your annoyance, but there are worse things than being given a sloppy kiss on the cheek. You could try to head them off by extending your hand to shake instead, saying nicely that you prefer not to be kissed, but there are no guarantees it will dissuade them. Dear Annie: You printed a letter from “Rejected,” who was terribly depressed about his wife’s lack of interest in intimacy. I could have been that disinterested woman, but I also could have been that depressed man. I found out that my Vitamin D levels were half what they should be, and I began taking supplements. After a couple of months, it made a huge difference in my energy levels. – Feeling Better Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
ficient to service the bonded debt and consequently are growing the escrow fund. By our calculations, the debt service on the hospital bonds runs a little over $600,000 per year, while the 1.25 percent sales tax is currently generating around $1,000,000 annually. However, it would seem that a more responsible approach would be to retire the bonded debt as quickly as possible and address the operating issues in an independent manner. The authority has the option to call bonds maturing after June 1, 2016, and retire that debt quicker
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ex-girlfriend to come to his country home for any reason, especially considering they do not have children together. He doesn’t get my point, and I don’t get his. What is your take on this situation? – Dee Dear Dee: We think John wants to be able to have contact with whomever he chooses, but he doesn’t want you to have the same prerogative. This is unfair. More importantly, once you have children, there will always be occasions when contact is necessary: weddings, funerals, birthday parties, even the occasional family Christmas dinner. Your children are part of your life, and John needs to accept that sometimes the ex-husbands will be included. If all contact is aboveboard and transparent, there should be no reason for jealousy and unnecessary restrictions. Dear Annie: My husband and I cannot understand why people in church, mostly elderly ladies, want to kiss us on the mouth as a greeting. Frankly, the only person I want to kiss on the mouth is my husband. It’s not like these people are close friends or family. They are acquaintances we run into two or three times a month. When we see them pucker up and come toward us, we want to turn and run the other way. We’ve been handling it by turning our faces, but they plant a wet one on our cheeks. We want to wipe it off, except that would be rude. Is there any other
than scheduled, thus saving interest costs and freeing up scarce resources. However, to set up a situation where the hospital becomes dependent on tax support for operations will likely leave the voters at some point in future with very few options but continued tax support for those operations. Let’s be honest and look at operational issues in an independent manner and not attempt to gloss over them by tapping into funds that the voters specifically approved for another purpose. We encourage a NO vote on
Nov. 12 and encourage the Hospital Authority to look at all options regarding operational issues, including the need for possible tax support. Respectively, THE NWO LIBERTY ALLIANCE David Strawn, Member Note: Bond payments are estimated from information contained in the 2005 Alva Hospital Authority Bond Prospectus and tax revenues were estimated from the Oklahoma Tax Commission’s distribution of sales tax collections.
wanted to see where it went. As we came to it, Cleo said if I didn’t do it I would still be thinking about it five trips down the line, so off we went. The winding turnaround is paved for just a bit and then turns into a rock road. It goes back into Kaibab National Forest, the Hat Ranch and sections of old Route 66. We found a wet weather wash (before the national forest) and Cleo got a few rocks for our yard. I now know what “Devil Dog Road” is. The trip out was pretty easy, but coming back I earned every mile I drove. The wind was blowing at a tremendous rate and bounced the car around pretty badly. I bet every trucker and camper driver was pretty well prayed up by the time they reached their destinations. We stayed at the Gold Coast Casino again for the retreat. I like it because it is just off Interstate 15 and worm proof to get to. I rode the shuttle over to another casino where for $12 you can ride the monorail as much as you want for 24 hours. It runs up and down
the casinos and was fun to just ride around on. I wanted to ride it at night to see the lights, but was too pooped to walk the two blocks to the monorail. I ran into some people from Alva at the casino, but had a “Jim” moment and don’t for the life of me remember who they were. I see we did have enough money to bomb Syria, but not enough to keep the National Parks open. It is rather strange we have enough money to pay guards to keep people out, however. I saw some where a group of veterans in hand-
cuffs because they refused to leave. That is just wrong. Some Washington legislators may be doing a little good, but they should all be voted out, every one. Anyone that would vote for an incumbent in Washington, D.C., after the way they run our country, next election, is brain dead and wasting valuable air on earth. Every one repeat after me: I do solemnly swear right now I will not vote for any incumbents in a national election. Do you know what you call 300 legislators in Washington, D.C., at the bottom of the sea? A good start!
By Tom and Ray Magliozzi Dear Tom and Ray: I met my fiance in a car accident three years ago. I bumped into his car, and the rest is history. However, as luck would have it, the only time we argue is when it comes to driving and car care. He drives a stickshift Mazda Miata, and I drive an automatic 2010 Nissan Altima. So there are a lot of features in my car that he had to get used to (e.g., keyless ignition). The one thing that always gets me is that he often turns off the engine without shifting back into park. I tell him that it damages the car, and he says no it doesn’t. I find that hard to believe, because the car won’t start if the gear lever is not in park. Can you knock some sense into my man? I love him to death, but not his car/driving philosophy. Thank you. – Michelle RAY: Well, the act of turning off the engine while the car is still in drive doesn’t hurt anything, other than the chances that you’re going to go with him to the altar. Neither the transmission nor the engine care. TOM: But the reason he should break himself of this habit is because it’s easy to then forget to actually put it in park. RAY: Maybe you’ve done this yourself at some point? You pull up somewhere, you’re a little distracted, so you turn off the ignition and take your foot off the brake. Then in your peripheral vision you notice that the car next to you is moving. And suddenly it occurs to you: It’s not the other car, it’s me! TOM: Of course, it would be worse if you had gotten out of the car before it started to roll away. Luckily, the keys won’t come out of the ignition unless the car is in park. So that gives you one more signal that something’s wrong (why
won’t my key come out? Oh, right. Because I didn’t put the car in park, and my car is rolling into a UPS truck!). RAY: But in a car like yours, Michelle, with keyless ignition (where you just need to have the key in your pocket, and the car recognizes it electronically when you get in the car), it’s one step easier to leave the car in drive, open the door, get out and walk away. TOM: Now, that presupposes that you’d somehow miss the warning chime that would sound when you opened the door with the car in gear. But remember, you’ve already tried to turn off the car without putting it in park, so we know you’re distracted. RAY: So, while it’s not mechanically harmful, Michelle, it could lead to a stupid mistake. So remind him that you’re getting married soon. And tell him that means that if he does ever leave the car in drive and lets your car roll into a fetid, alligator-infested swamp, there are a lot of years ahead for him to never live it down. Good luck. *** Tom and Ray offer a strategy for everyone who’s shopping for a car. Find yours in their pamphlet “Should I Buy, Lease, or Steal My Next Car?” Send $4.75 (check or money order) to Next Car, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 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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Senior citizen report By Betty Riggins Friday, Oct. 4, we had a good attendance for lunch and also a good attendance for our Friday night covered dish supper. On Monday, we had good attendance with a great meal. We had a great crew to help with the making of the noodles. Helen Baird of Waynoka and Betty Cushenbery were our guests to eat and visit. On Tuesday, noodles were weighed and bagged and put into the freezer. We sold a big bunch,
so we will be making them again soon. We had a good attendance and a great meal. On Wednesday, we had low attendance. We had a bad water leak and will be closed on Thursday and hope that this is fixed quickly. On Thursday we had several workers out front working on the water leak problem. I believe our cook, Nita, fixed lunch for the workers who were fixing this problem. We will be closed next week on
Monday for Columbus Day. Gary Booze will be here to entertain for us on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The Red Hat Scarlet ladies will be out of the center on Thursday, Oct. 17. Kelly Parker and Candice Allen will be at the center to discuss the trip to Branson, Mo., and the vote on funds for The Homestead. Friday, Oct. 18, is our covered dish supper at 6:30 p.m. with games and visiting.
Cherokee Outlet Chapter, DAR celebrates centennial
The Alva Garden Council’s new community project is ‘Porch of the Season.’ A committee from the council will be looking for porches and yards that are decorated to reflect the season.
Porch of the Season How many times have you said, “Wow!” as you passed a neighbor’s home that was decorated for the season? Well, so have we, and as a result the Alva Garden Council is excited to announce its new community project: Porch of the Season. Similar to the Yard of the Month project, a committee from the council will be looking for porches and yards that are decorated to reflect the season. This award will be given four times a year. In October, a home decorated for the fall season will be selected. Then in late November another home will be
selected for the Christmas season. In the spring, another yard will be selected for the Easter season, and finally a yard will be selected in late June for Fourth of July. The council is hoping to encourage residents who make an effort to decorate the exterior of their homes seasonally, as it adds so much joy to our community. If you have noticed a home in your neighborhood that you think the committee should consider, please contact one of the members: Barbara Case at 580-327-0753, Evelyn Hofen at 580-327-7506 or April Ridgway at 580-917-0101.
‘Friday Night Lights’ By Kathleen Reed Eighteen members of Xi Gamma Nu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi welcomed Sandy Malget as a guest for the second time at their September meeting held in the home of Jane Tucker. Members delighted in the news from International that Xi Gamma Nu Chapter had received a three-
star rating for last year. They also enjoyed sharing personal stories in “News Among Friends.” The theme for the evening was “Friday Night Lights.” Members dressed in their favorite team shirts or colors and played charades using the names of area sports teams. Kathleen Reed as co-hostess served a delicious dessert.
Oct. 14 to Oct. 18 Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Cinnamon Toast Crunch, buttered toast, pineapple, orange juice, skim milk Tuesday – Breakfast pizza, rosy applesauce, milk Wednesday – Biscuit, sausage patty, peaches, milk Thursday – No school Friday – No school Lunch Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Meat loaf, two-potato mash, corn, garlic bread, fruit cocktail, milk Tuesday – Chicken sandwich, broccoli, potato wedges, roasted
veggie medley, watermelon, milk Wednesday – Chicken fajitas, mexi beans, salsa, mandarin oranges, chocolate pudding, milk Thursday – No school Friday – No school Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Closed Tuesday – Sloppy joe, potato salad, fruit cocktail Wednesday – Steak fingers, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, dinner roll, gelatin Thursday – Homestyle stew, coleslaw, crackers, cinnamon roll Friday – Ham and mac au gratin, winter mix, vegetables, applesauce
The home of Johnece Ryerson served as the setting for the Cherokee Outlet Chapter National Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) centennial celebration held Thursday. Members and special guests enjoyed a special 100th anniversary cake and tea sandwiches. Billie Buckles and Johnece Ryerson presided at the table. The location especially fit the occasion since the original resident, Mrs. Wilson W. Starr – Richard Ryerson’s grandmother – served as a state regent for DAR from 1952 to 1954. Honored guests included State Regent Patsy “Pat” McFall; First State Vice Regent Orriene First Denslow and Second State Vice Regent Cynthia Glover Henderson; Dr. Stuart Denslow, state chaplain, Oklahoma Sons of the American Revolution; Frontier District Director Mary Bailey, Cimarron Chapter, Stillwater; Regent Lenita Shelby, Cimarron Chapter, Stillwater; Regent Glenda Golden, Enid Chapter, Enid; Regent Sue Allen, Ponca City Chapter, Ponca City; Regent Linda Fox, Woodward Chapter, Woodward. Other out-of-town guests were Kitty Freck from Woodward, Judy Ringwall of Stillwater and Mary Addis Brown, Augusta , Kan. At the meeting rhe Cherokee Outlet Chapter Registrar Marcile Lancaster received a citation that stated, “Now, therefore, pursuant to the motion of Representative Jeffrey W. Hickman, the Oklahoma House of Representatives extends to the Cherokee Outlet Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, sincere congratulations and directs that this citation be presented.” Alva Mayor Arden Chaffee presented a proclamation proclaiming Nov. 12, 2013, to be the one hundredth anniversary of the Cherokee
Outlet Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Alva. History The Cherokee Outlet Chapter, DAR, was officially organized on Nov. 12, 1913. Mrs. Grant B. Grumbine, wife of the fourth president of Northwestern State Normal School (now Northwestern Oklahoma State University), spearheaded the organization of the chapter and served as its first regent. Sixteen charter members formed the organization. They were Mary Grumbine, Sarah Beegle, Faye Crisp, Ethel Hampton, Reed Loving Watt, Elizabeth West, Sarah A. Crumley, Maude Drake, Elizabeth Colburn, Ethel Crowell, Mary Edith Hampton, Ruby Herod, Cornelia Ann Noris, Ida Noble, Mary Hinkle and Mary Cone. The name for the chapter came from the historic opening of the northwest part of what is now Oklahoma. Linage books, purchased in 1919, started the Cherokee Outlet Chapter’s library, which is housed on the second floor of the Alva Public Library. During the ‘30s, the chapter sent boxes of clothing, toiletry items and materials for hand work to the
women detained at Ellis Island. They also gave financial aid to students at Northwestern, and distributed food and clothing families in the community needing assistance. During World War II, the chapter met to sew and knit for the Red Cross. In 1950, the chapter erected a historical marker at the site of the original Federal Land Office, just north of the current U.S. Post Office. Viola Pelter McGreevy, of the local chapter, received recognition at the State Conference of Oklahoma in 1965. Four generations of the George Koiner family, a Revolutionary War soldier from Pennsylvania, have been or currently are members of the Cherokee Outlet Chapter. They include Susan Koiner Brenneman, Viola Pelter McGreevy, Vivian Pelter Ruby and sisters Verna Pelter Graybill of Alva and Nita Pelter Cox of Cherokee. Graybill said she is not aware of any other four-generation member groups in the local chapter. In 1990 the national organization celebrated the centennial of its founding. To commemorate that event, and to recognize the centen-
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DAR Cherokee Outlet Chapter Registrar Marcile Lancaster Billie Buckles (left) and Johnece Ryerson preside at the table for the shares the citation received from Cherokee Outlet Chapter of the DAR Centennial Celebration. Ryerson hosted the event in her home. Oklahoma Rep. Jeff Hickman.
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Local ranch to host OCA fall gathering
Redgate Cattle Company, located just east of Waynoka, will host an Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) fall gathering on Thursday, Oct. 17. “We invite all area cattlemen to come over for a bowl of chili and cornbread,” said Max Redgate, owner of Redgate Cattle Company and a lifetime member of the OCA. “The OCA staff has coordinated brief, producer-friendly presentations that I look forward to listening to.” The fall gathering will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Redgate Cattle The Northwest Oklahoma Geneaology Society met Saturday, Oct. 12, for a presentation on photo resto- Company headquarters 3.5 miles ration. In the front row, from left, are Dorothy Erikson, Marcile Lancaster, Wilda Busse, Larry Thorne, east of Waynoka on Highway 281. Linda Joseph. In the back row are guest Mary Barker, guest Linda Peterman, Rocky Fox and Loleta During the casual, family event a Leslie. Photo by Lynn L. Martin prize will be given to the individual who brings the most empty Ralgro Wheels. Merck Animal Health donates $1 to the OCA for every empty Ralgro Wheel collected. Attendees will also have the opportunity to bid on a pair of Stetson Boots with proceeds to benefit the nial anniversary of the Land Run of National Cattlemen’s Beef Associa1893, the Cherokee Outlet Chapter tion PAC. dedicated a memorial wall and plaza constructed of more than 2,500 bricks. Names of some who made the run as well as early-day settlers of Woods County are engraved on the bricks. At the same time, members of the local chapter established an extensive antique glass and china colnext to the laundry. Vasquez lection that is located in the DAR checked on the black Chevrolet room of the Cherokee Strip Mupassenger car with the driver side seum. The chapter also planted a window shattered. A check on the black walnut tree in memory of Dr. Oklahoma tag indicated it was Anna B. Fisher on the Northwestregistered to Darrell R. Kilian of ern campus in 1986. In 2007 they Bartlesville. As he approached the planted a redbud tree north of the vehicle, he smelled the odor of Post Office in Alva to celebrate the marijuana from inside. Vasquez state’s centennial. saw a green, leafy substance lying To celebrate the centennial of throughout the interior of the Oklahoma becoming a state, the vehicle including the driver and Cherokee Outlet Chapter commispassenger side floorboard as well sioned two sculptures which were as both front seats. Based on his added to the Centennial Wall’s experience and training, Vasquez plaza. The black granite statues believed this to be marijuana. represent a pioneer couple staking Vasquez went back and talked their claim to a homestead in “M” to the woman in the laundry, who County, Oklahoma Territory. Calwas identified as Serena Renee vin L. Graybill, husband of CheroKilian, 19, of Alva. He asked if kee Outlet Chapter’s Regent (2004she owned the black passenger 2008) Verna Graybill, designed the vehicle and she said yes. He statues. Marcile Lancaster, registold her the driver side door was trar, and Billie Buckles, chaplain, Alva Mayor Arden Chaffee signs a proclamation declaring Nov. 12, open. As she walked outside with contributed greatly to the initial 2013, the 100th anniversary of the Cherokee Outlet Chapter of the her daughter, Kilian appeared conception and completion of this National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution with nervous. He asked if she owned the Vice Regent Billie Buckles. Photo by Alex Cole project. vehicle, and again she responded, “Yes, I do.” Vasquez asked if she had smoked marijuana, and she said she smoked approximately an hour ago with some friends. He told her he could smell marijuana on her person and inside the vehicle. Vasquez asked Kilian if she had any additional illegal narcotics and she said no. She said, “If you want you could search my vehicle.” Vasquez and McCullough searched the interior of the vehicle. Inside they found a clear plastic bag
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“My family and I look forward to seeing you and hosting the fall gathering at our ranch,” said Redgate. Each year the OCA coordinates at least four fall gatherings, each held in a different region of Oklahoma. The fall gatherings provide OCA members an opportunity to fellowship with area cattlemen in a casual atmosphere while gaining tips on how to protect our livelihood and enhance production practices. The OCA and Redgate Cattle Company extend appreciation to Merck Animal Health and DuPont Crop Protection for sponsoring this event. The OCA exists to support and defend the state’s and nation’s beef cattle industry. The OCA officers, board of directors and membership encourages you to join us in our advocacy efforts to ensure less government intervention, lower taxes and a better bottom line. For more information about OCA membership or activities visit www.okcattlemen.org.
Charge with a white powdery substance. On the passenger side door they located an orange medicine bottle containing numerous clear capsules, approximately 40, with white powdery substance. Black lettering on the bottle was inscribed with a California address and the name Ike McCullouch. In the trunk was a green bottle with black lettering “cinnamon 1000 mg plus Chromium.” The bottle contained numerous empty clear capsules, approximately 85, and one capsule with a white powdery substance. Kilian has been charged in Woods County with felony possession of CDS (controlled dangerous substance) in presence of a minor and within 1,000 feet of a school.
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Phyllis Wiersig kneels behind the original charter for the Cherokee Outlet Chapter dated Nov. 12, 1913. Pictured behind her from left to right are Mary Shockley, Johnece Ryerson, Marcile Lancaster, Terry Piper, Joy Rhodes, Carol Bramlett, Louise Prigmore, Pat Myers, Joyce Dixon, Annette Ralston, Verna Graybill and Billie Buckles. Mrs. Grant B. Grumbine signed the charter as Regent, Mrs. Phillip Herod as Vice Regent, Miss Sarah Crumley as Recording Secretary, Miss Maude Drake as Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Harry Colborne as Registrar, Mrs. Reed Watt as Treasurer, and Mrs. L.E. Hinkle as Historian. Other charter members were Sarah Belle Beagle, Faye Crisp, Ethel Hampton, Reed Loving Watt, Elizabeth A. West, Ethel Crowell, Cornelia Norris, Ida Noble and Mary Elizabeth Cone. The original Charter was printed on parchment paper, but due to time and improper framing, it suffered irreversible damage. In order to preserve the charter in its present condition, it has been reframed using protective glass and other museum quality materials. It will be showcased in the Cherokee Outlet Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution room at the Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva. Photo by Alex Cole
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mestic violence offense.” The law also states that a plea of guilty or no contest for a felony offense, including a plea with a deferred sentence, subjects an officer to disciplinary action. Oklahoma Watch provided Emmons with a list of a dozen cases in which officers were convicted of felonies from 2009 to 2011 but still have certifications. Emmons said his agency was unaware of at least several of them. “We will take action against these,” Emmons said. Emmons, who has been CLEET director since 2011, attributed cases such as Thomsen’s to a communication lapse between agencies. The council has no way of knowing about the convictions or guilty pleas if district attorneys’ offices don’t let the agency know, he said. Council staff members do look for news reports on officers’ misconduct, Emmons said. Michael Fields, the district attorney who oversaw the Thomsen case, said his agency failed to notify the council of the conviction. “It was an oversight,” said Fields, adding that his office would forward the conviction information to CLEET. After being contacted by Oklahoma Watch, Trent Baggett, assistant executive coordinator for the District Attorneys Council, said the agency will contact district attorneys in the state and remind them about their obligation to notify CLEET. “It’s not necessarily something we train on each year,” Baggett said. If notification “is not taking place, it should.” Time Lapse In other cases where officers were convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, a felony, it took the council years to revoke an officer’s certification.
For instance, former Dewar police officer Haskell Wadsworth, 69, was convicted in May 2000 of rape and molestation in Okmulgee County, served 10 years in prison and was released, court records show. It wasn’t until a year later, in 2012, that the council revoked his certification. Citing the state’s Open Records Act, the council would not disclose specifics about how an officer’s conviction or guilty plea came to its attention. It also would not provide the date or year of certification for any officer or release its list of all certified law enforcement officers in Oklahoma. It’s unclear if any delay in removing a certification has allowed an officer with a felony conviction or guilty plea to get a new job as a peace officer. Law enforcement agencies run background checks on applicants, and those checks would likely turn up a felony conviction or guilty plea unless the case was expunged. Emmons said that since 2011 the council has begun looking into older cases of police misconduct, trying to identify some that had been overlooked. “That doesn’t mean the problems are fixed,” he said. The time lapses raise the question of how many more cases of officers with felony convictions have gone unreported to the council. Emmons said the agency will take a look at cases identified by Oklahoma Watch, but it would be difficult to identify all cases without additional funding and resources. “We may still not know about” other cases, Emmons said. Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit organization that produces in-depth and investigative journalism on important public-policy issues facing the state.
Police officers lose certifications because of sex crimes By Shaun Hittle Oklahoma Watch More than a quarter of Oklahoma law officers who were disciplined by the state’s certification agency or surrendered their certifications over a threeyear period had been convicted of or pleaded guilty to sex crimes, according to records analyzed by Oklahoma Watch. From 2010 to 2012, 66 officers had their certifications revoked or suspended, were given a letter of reprimand, or they surrendered their certification, according to records from the Council on Law Enforcement and Education, or CLEET, which certifies officers. Of those, 18 were convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, sex crimes. One other was acquitted of a sex-crime charge, but surrendered his certification. State law requires that CLEET revoke the certification of an officer who is convicted of, or who pleads guilty to, a felony or certain misdemeanors. The sex crimes ranged from indecent exposure to multiple counts of rape and indecent liberties with children. Some cases involved off-duty criminal behavior, but at least five involved on-duty sexual crimes. For instance, Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) Officer Patrick Venable was charged with seconddegree rape in 2011, accused of pulling over a woman for drunken driving, then taking her to a Guthrie home and having sex with her. Venable, 29, pleaded guilty to assault in July this year and received a five-year suspended sentence, 90 days in the Logan County jail and two years of probation.
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Several other cases involved evaluations. “These troopers are deputies sexually assaulting fe- scrutinized.” male jail inmates. The screening is designed to The 48 cases not involving sex alert the agency to potential red crimes included offenses such as flags for sex offenses and other befalsifying firearms qualifications, haviors that could be problematic domestic violence, aggravated as- in law enforcement, Brown said. sault and drunken driving. State law requires police agenTrusted the Most cies to complete criminal backMark Zelig, an Alaska-based ground checks on potential offipsychologist, former Utah police cers. Any felony conviction, and officer and consultant who has tes- some misdemeanors, will autotified in police misconduct cases, matically disqualify someone for said it’s important to keep in mind police employment in Oklahoma. that police probAgencies are also ably commit sex required to percrimes at lower form a psychologirates than the gencal evaluation on eral population. applicants. “99.9 percent Smaller agenof these men and cies, though, face women, you can resource obstacles, — Mark Zelig said Steve Emtrust,” Zelig said. But any level mons, director of of such behavior shocks the public the officer-certification council. conscience, he said. While the Highway Patrol can per“These are the people we trust form lie detector tests and backthe most,” Zelig said. Sex crimes ground searches, smaller departare “even more egregious” when ments often perform just the basic an officer is involved. psychological exam and criminal Police often deal with vul- background check. nerable people, and temptations “They can barely afford uniabound for law enforcement offi- forms,” Emmons said. cers to violate their oaths and duty. Instituting a statewide system “If you’re a fox, you’re being that would help agencies perform put in a hen house,” Zelig said. more thorough checks would be Background Checks welcome, Emmons said, but he That’s why it’s important for doesn’t envision that happening in law-enforcement agencies to thor- the current tight budgetary times. oughly investigate a potential offiEven the most rigorous backcer’s background before hiring the ground-check policies can’t preperson, said Oklahoma Highway vent all instances of sexual misPatrol Capt. George Brown. conduct, Brown said. Since 2010, “We’ll take nothing less than two OHP troopers have been conperfect,” Brown said of the agen- victed of sex crimes and lost their cy’s screening and recruiting pro- state certifications. cess, which includes intensive “It’s not a perfect science,” background checks, a polygraph Brown said. “We can’t control huexamination and psychological man nature.”
“99.9 percent of these men and women, you can trust.”
ing a lot like the original Gang of Eight bill. Certainly some industry leaders seem to expect that. In August, the San Francisco Chronicle quoted Carl Guardino, head of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a trade association that represents hundreds of high-tech companies, saying that after meeting with Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the No. 3 Republican in the House, he’s pretty sure immigration reform will pass. “Kevin is a longtime personal friend,” Guardino said, according to the Chronicle. “We just met
one-on-one and I firmly believe, without breaking confidences, that we are going to see deliberative and thoughtful action in the House when they reconvene in September and October. I would bet on it.” Afterward, McCarthy told the paper he didn’t say that, and a spokesman said only that the House “will move with its own ideas and solutions in an incremental way when it comes to immigration.” But opponents of reform know that in addition to McCarthy, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor also favors reform, as does influential
House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan. The position of House Speaker John Boehner isn’t fully clear, but at the moment, the entire GOP leadership team is consumed with the fight over government spending and the debt limit. In a recent interview, a House Republican said of the shutdown battle: “Until this gets settled, nothing else happens.” That could be a while. The spending and debt fight is unlikely to have a clean ending and could stretch out for months as Republicans and the White House negotiate some sort of final agreement. But immigration reform is always in the background. On October 2, House Democrats introduced a Gang of Eight-style bill of their own. It’s given zero chance of passage, but it will be a vehicle for Democrats, along with some Republicans, to keep up the pressure for reform. And then there is the well-funded pressure campaign from a variety of pro-reform business interests. That’s a lot of pressure. And it still might work, even though that seems unlikely at the moment. Just because immigration reform is in critical condition does not mean it cannot roar back to life. (Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner.)
October 13, 2013
Nineteen to compete for Miss Cinderella title
Nineteen women representing high schools in Oklahoma and Kansas were on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University campus Sept. 29 for an orientation session in preparation for the 662nd annual Miss Cinderella Pageant held as part of the school’s homecoming celebration. Contestants and their sponsors met with the pageant committee to review all requirements and rules
associated with the talent show on Oct. 24, and to participate in the pageant itself on Oct. 25 and Northwestern’s homecoming parade on Saturday, Oct. 26. Dr. Janet Cunningham, president, welcomed the contestants to campus. Participants were assigned to jewel groups -- amethyst, emerald, ruby and sapphire -- for judging, and had their photos taken for pub-
licity purposes and the program. The committee covered rehearsals, judging criteria, wardrobe requirements and all other activities connected with the pageant. The 2013 contestants and the schools they represent are: Rachel Carter, Alva; Lauren Crow, Arnett; Briseida Sarabia, Buffalo; Heather Armbruster, Burlington; Macy Starks, Cherokee; Rachel Millard, Chisholm; Victoria Kim-
Contestants for the 62nd anniversary of the Miss Cinderella Talent Show and Pageant at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are (front row, from left) Lauren Crow, Ashlee Shryock, Ana De La Torre, Heather Armbruster, Ana Ordaz, Kelsey Castle, Hannah Darr, (second row) Brideida Sarabia, Hannah Ruble, Kellie Wostal, Macy Starks, Victoria Kimbrell, (third row) Courtney Roark, Olivia Felber, Amanda Covalt, Olivia Little, Rachel Carter, Kaci Livingston, and Rachel Millard. Miss Cinderella events take place Thursday, Oct. 24, and Friday, Oct. 25, in Herod Hall Auditorium.
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early settlers probably crossed that area via the existing natural bridge. Two smaller caves exist on the property, but only function for photography purposes. A representative from the wildlife department visited the caves recently and estimated the bat population at about 1,000. “There is lot of wildlife out there,” Short said. “Hunting on the land is prohibited.” Short’s family also discovered what appeared to be an Indian camp site on the property many years ago. “One time we reenacted the Wild West there,” Short said. “We found arrowheads on the property.” Short believes his land was probably part of the Battle of Turkey Springs armed conflict that pitted the U.S. 4th Cavalry against Dull Knife and warriors of Northern Cheyenne. In the ‘50s or ‘60s, the District 2 County Commissioner for the Freedom area extended County Road 280 to the north to Logan Road and built a bridge for daily traffic. “Most people didn’t know there were two other caves out there,” Short said. “The red cedars had covered them up.” Short spent much of the last couple of years preparing the caves for public viewing. That included eradication of the red cedar and building a safe parking lot for visitors. “County Commissioner Randy McMurphy helped me with the parking lot,” Short said. “People were parking on that road. With all those oil trucks going down that road, there was a pretty big safety issue. Someone was going to get hurt.” Protocol To visit the caves, Short asks that people contact him at 405203-3448. Eventually, Short plans to have a waiver available where
people can sign it and go on in at their own risk. There are a few rules that Short insists people follow before exploring the large cave: • Never go solo. “Always tell someone where you’re going and what time you expect to be out,” Short said. “Then if something goes wrong, they’ll know where to send help. • Bring at least two flashlights so if one goes out, another one will be available.
• Wear sturdy hiking shoes. There is water in the cave, making the rocks slippery. • If you’re a large size, don’t plan on going completely through the cave. “Someone my size might get stuck in there,” Short said. “They should go near the end and turn around and come back out. The exit is very small and can only be accessed by crawling on one’s belly.” He said to also be prepared for colder temperatures at the caves.
brell, Cimarron; Olivia Felber, Kremlin-Hillsdale; Ana De La Torre, Laverne; Ana Ordaz, Midway; Hannah Ruble, Mooreland; Kellie Wostal, Ringwood; Kaci Livingston, Seiling; Olivia Little, Sharon-Mutual; Ashlee Shyrock, Shattuck; Courtney Roark, South Barber (Kan.); Kelsey Castle, Timberlake; Hannah Darr, Waynoka; and Amanda Covalt, Woodward. Admission to either the Miss Cinderella Talent Show on Thursday, Oct. 24, or the Miss Cinderella Pageant on Friday, Oct. 25, is $10 each night for adults and $5 for students with a student ID or $10 total with the purchase of a homecoming button. Buttons will be available at the door on talent show night. Both events will be held in Herod Hall Auditorium. The button (with a value of $38) is also good for admission to the football game with Southeastern Oklahoma State University on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. at Ranger Field. Tickets at the gate will be $18.
Harrison receives Community Service Award By Marione Martin Thamazin Harrison has volunteered countless hours to the Alva Community Theatre over a number of years. Her devotion to this and other community efforts have won statewide recognition as one of this year’s Governor’s Arts Awards winners. Harrison, along with 16 other individuals and two organizations, will be honored during a special ceremony at the Oklahoma Capitol on Wednesday, Nov. 13. The ceremony begins at 4 p.m. in the fourth floor rotunda. A reception on the Capitol’s first floor will follow. The
Paul Short, formerly of Alva, now of Cypress, Texas, and his two children, Chloe and Brett, stand at the mouth of one of the Faukner Caves
Buttons, the main source of funding homecoming, may be purchased from Daisy Village, 506 Flynn; Holder Drug, 513 Barnes Ave; the Cherokee Strip Museum, 901 14th St.; Rialto, 516 Flynn; Radio Shack, 609 College; the Alva Chamber of Commerce, 502 Oklahoma Blvd., the Northwestern Foundation and Alumni Office, the Northwestern Business office, all in Alva. People in the Enid and Woodward areas also will be able to purchase buttons at Northwestern’s campuses in those locations. Contact Lori Coonrod, Enid student service coordinator, at 580213-3147 at the Enid campus, and Kristen Mravinek, Woodward campus coordinator, at 580-254-2503 at the Woodward campus. Buttons also may be purchased through Karen Koehn, button sales chair, at 580-327-0344 or kkoehn@nwtech. edu. Button purchasers need to be aware that seating at events is on a first-come, first-served basis.
event is free and open to the public. Executive Director Amber Sharples said the Oklahoma Arts Council is pleased to honor a diverse group of individuals and organizations representing communities throughout the state. “From longtime volunteers who wear multiple hats in order to make the arts possible in their communities to a foundation that has helped transform an entire urban center, this year’s honorees exemplify the many facets of a strong Oklahoma arts industry.” Governor’s Arts Awards recipients are selected from submitted nominations by members of the Governor’s Arts Awards Selection Committee. The Governor’s Award recognizes longtime leadership and significant contributions to the arts. Honorees are Dr. G. Barry Epperley, Tulsa, and Chuck Tweed, Midwest City. The Business in the Arts Award recognizes individuals, businesses and corporations that exhibit outstanding support of the arts in Oklahoma. The honoree is the George Kaiser Family Foundation, Tulsa. The Media in the Arts Award is given to an individual member of the media or media outlet that dem-
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October 13, 2013
Alva breaks down the Black Bears offense By Leslie Nation Pawnee 44-20 at their homecoming After trailing in the first half, game on Friday at Ranger Field. the Goldbugs football team came It was the Black Bears who back in the fourth quarter to defeat would be the first to receive the ball
as they gained good field position on their 35 after a penalty on the Goldbugs for kicking the ball out of bounds. Starting quarterback for Pawnee in this game was Gage Godberson, replacing the usual Marlon Houston Jr. After seven plays and less than four minutes off the play clock, Alva was back in possession at their own 16. Starting at the 16, it was Joby Allen in the backfield to begin the drive as the Goldbugs’ running back. Allen had been used primarily on defense in the last couple of games with a few carries in last week’s matchup with Perry. In his first carry against Pawnee’s defense, Allen ran the ball for 15 yards to get a first down. On the next play, Alva opted to keep the ball on the ground with a design quarterback run for Ty Hooper to take it for one yard. After another hand off to Allen for a gain of nothing, the Goldbugs were third and nine at their 32. Alva ran the ball on an option play to the left side as Hooper came to a wall of Black Bears and shoveled the ball into the hands of Trevor Johnson, who got the carry of seven yards. With fourth down and two yards to go, Alva decided to go for it and Hooper threw his first pass of the game to Riley Hess for 10 yards. Alva continued their steady progress down the field, getting a huge penalty from Pawnee for pass interference to put them at their own 11. But the Goldbugs received their own penalty, putting them back at the 30 and giving the Black Bears a chance to stop them on second and a long 29. It was Hooper who found Johnson wide open in his sights at the 20 to sprint the rest of the way into the end zone for the Goldbugs’ first touchdown and the extra point, to lead 7-0. Alva’s offense only had to wait three plays to head back onto the field after two big tackles from Cade Pfleider for a loss of six yards put the Black Bears at fourth and The Goldbugs end up with a pass interference call on this play near seven. The Goldbugs had back-tothe north endzone. Pawnee’s Matthew Campbell (#12) goes up for back first downs on two passes to the pass as Alva’s sophomore Tevin Long (#21) defends. Photo by Johnson, and then a 14-yard pass Lynn L. Martin to Hess to them at Pawnee’s 26. Pfleider had his biggest run of the season when Hooper pitched the ball to the big fullback and broke through Pawnee’s left side for a gain of 16 yards. This gave Hooper the field position for another touchdown pass after facing some pressure and breaking a tackle to find Hess in the end zone, increasing the Goldbugs’ lead to 14-0. With Houston Jr. back in as quarterback for Pawnee, they began to find their rhythm in their next possession as they started their drive with just over a minute left in the first quarter. Pawnee began to exploit Alva’s defense in what they have struggled with all season long in stopping the run and preventing those third-down conversions. In the end, it was a 23-yard pass to Caylan Biddy to get the touchdown and put Pawnee right back in this game. Momentum switched drasti-
See Goldbugs Page 14 At right: In a fight for possession of a pass with Pawnee’s Caylan Biddy (#7) , Alva’s Trevor Johnson (#20) comes out the victor, holding the ball up in triumph during the first half of play Friday night at Ranger Field. Photos by Lynn L. Martin
October 13, 2013
Rangers’ effort to take down the Tigers not enough By Leslie Nation Northwestern challenged the Tigers on their home turf in Arkadelphia, Ark., during Ouachita Baptist University’s (OBU) homecoming week. In the first half, the Tigers started with the ball and kicked it off right for their fans with an exciting 89yard touchdown kick return by Steven Kehner. With that first touchdown for OBU’s special teams, it looked like it might be a long day and trip back for the Northwestern Rangers as they trailed 7-0 within the first minute of the game. Quickly, the Rangers got a chance to respond against one of the Great American Conference’s (GAC) best defenses, whose opponents have averaged only 15 points per game. The Rangers’ starting quarterback, Reid Miller, was in the backfield with tailback Javari Liggins, who has averaged about three yards per carry for the season. But Liggins got a huge gain to start Northwestern off on their first possession, getying a Ranger first down as the offensive line created a wide hole up the middle for the running back. Miller had to tuck the ball and run for another carry and first down against a defensive powerhouse to continue the Rangers’ forward progression. Liggins was averaging about five yards a carry on the drive, but the Tigers were finally able to stop the Rangers on a fourth and one in the red zone. Both defenses fought to fend off the offenses’ onslaught, until a huge penalty on OBU gave Northwestern an automatic first down on a roughing-the-kicker as the Rangers were punting the ball away. Starting their drive with decent field position, Zachry Doyle got the hand off to hurdle over a defender at the line of scrimmage and the extra yardage, to be brought down just shy of the red zone at the 22. Miller went to the air twice trying to connect with his receivers in the end zone until he found his mark in Devontaa Bryant in the far corner, to tie the game at seven before the end of the first quarter. The offenses continue to trade blows throughout the rest of the first quarter until, in the middle of the second quarter, the Tigers make
Devontaa Bryant reaches up to catch a pass from Reid Miller for a Rangers touchdown in Saturday’s game, as Ouachita Baptist’s Corey Johnson fails to knock the ball away. Photo by James Leigh / Siftings Herald a breakthrough. It was two running plays between Chris Rycraw and Kehner for seven yards that gave OBU their second touchdown and the lead with 7:19 left in the half. And with that, the Tigers ended the half, maintaining a one-touchdown lead, with Northwestern to receive the ball at the start of the second. Tigers Look To End The Game With only a small lead at the start of the second half, the OBU Tigers were looking to extend their lead, and quickly. After the Rangers went three-in and three-out with their first possession of the second, OBU took over at their 17. The Tigers made their way slowly down the field to push back the Rangers’ offense. On a third and two yards to go, the Tigers needed the ball across the mid-field strike for the first down in order to keep their possession alive. Rycraw got the hand off on a draw play out of the Wildcat formation and slipped through a huge hole up the middle to take the ball all the way for a 52yard touchdown and to lead 21-7.
But the Rangers kept themselves in the game after Miller found Mervin Stewart in the middle of the field to run it in for a 58yard touchdown pass. Place kicker Kevin Ditch missed the extra point, leaving the Rangers to trail 21-13. Miller had no touchdown passes before this game, but now he had thrown two to keep Northwestern in the game against one of the remaining undefeated teams in the GAC. Starting from their own 40-yard line, OBU was able to retaliate after seven plays on a 12-yard touchdown run from Rycraw, who stiffarmed LaRon Mitchell to advance into the end zone. The Tigers scored again with close to three minutes left in the third quarter with a field goal by Matthew Ehasz, bring the lead to 31-13. OBU marked two more rushing touchdowns on the board in the fourth quarter before the Rangers had an answer for the Tigers. A four-yard touchdown pass and two point conversion, both connecting
with Reginald Harris, gave Northwestern their final touchdown, as the Tigers ran out the rest of the clock, ending the game at 45-21. It was a loss on the road for the Rangers, but they were able to show an effort that many Northwestern fans have not seen in a while, which kept them within range of the Tigers for most of the game. Stats for the Rangers It’s been normal to see head coach Alan Hall splitting time between his two quarterbacks, Miller
and L.T. Pfaff, but it was Miller who stood in the backfield the entire game. Miller threw 28 passes for 16 completions for 232 yards and three touchdowns. Starting quarterback Jordan, while having a higher percentage of completions than Miller, threw for 180 yards and zero touchdowns for the game. For Miller’s receivers, Stewart had the hot hands for the game, being the only receiver out of both teams to catch for over 100 yards with seven receptions and one touchdown. Liggins received the ball three times for 41 yards; Bryant made two catches for 31 yards and a touchdown; Tavian Parnell made two grabs for another 31 yards; Anderson snatched one for 17 yards. Liggins was Miller’s go-to tailback for the game, carrying the ball 12 times for 48 yards, averaging nearly four yards per gain. Miller opted to tuck the ball and run for eight carries and 53 yards; Jarion Tudman carried the ball twice for 14; Doyle ran the ball five times for 47 yards. On defense, Kollin Retter, who received GAC Defensive Player of the Week against the Reddies last week, led the Rangers with 10 tackles. Traveon Kelly and Alex Hemberger each had seven tackles. Joby Saint Fleur had six tackles – five unassisted – and Keenan Santacruz, Caden Gacek and Jeremy Gutierrez each had five tackles against the Tigers. Northwestern will continue on the road to face East Central in Ada on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. before coming back home for their homecoming on Ranger Field against Southeastern Oklahoma State on Oct. 26 at 3 p.m.
Zachry Doyle takes the handoff from the Rangers’ quarterback, Reid Miller, in Saturday’s loss to Ouachita Baptist University. Photo by James Leigh / Siftings Herald
Jarion Tudman rushes to pick up another first down for the Rangers in Saturday’s 45-21 loss to Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark. Photo by James Leigh / Siftings Herald
October 13, 2013
Rachel Carter, 2013 Miss Alva, waves to Alva High School paradegoers on Friday.
Pictured from left to right are Shivam Bhakta, Cody Jones, Tim Pierce, Tyler Burton and Riley Hess. The football players are having fun on the high school football team float ln the 2013 homecoming parade.
Courtney Mapes is one of the candidates for 2013 Homecoming Queen.
Senior Lindsey Bellah is one of the 2013 Homecoming Queen candidates.
This float shows a standoff between the Goldbugs and the Black Bears at the upcoming homecoming game.
2013 Alva High School Homecoming parade Chidlren at the 2013 Alva High School homecoming parade scramble for the candy thrown to them from the floats.
Photos by Leslie Nation
The slogan for the freshman homecoming floate is â€œAim for Success.â€?
At left: Sophomores Tatum Honer and Rozlynn Murrow throw candy during the parade at the 2013 Alva High School Homecoming parade.
October 13, 2013
Jets sweep Rangers in Wichita NWOSU Sports Information WICHITA, Kan. – Northwestern Oklahoma State volleyball was outsted in three straight sets for the first time in 12 matches tonight when Newman took the match (2125, 19-25, 23-25). Alyssa Eicher led the Rangers with 12 kills on the night and was the only player on Northwestern’s team that was in double digits. Ti-
ana Barnett had another big assists game with 33, one shy of her personal best. The first set was tight all the way through, with six lead changes and 11 ties. Towards the end of game one, the Jets were just too much and closed the door on an attack error by Asia Pipkin. The Rangers trailed the entire first half of the second set, until
tying it up at 13. However, Newman went on a 4-0 run, and never let Northwestern back in the door, shutting them down 25-19. Four kills by Alyssa Eicher, and three by teammate Hayley Brattain, kept the Rangers in the game, but they ran out of gas in the end. Northwestern will take the court again at home against Panhandle State next Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Kansas ropers score big in Pratt A couple of Northwestern Oklahoma State University ropers returned to their home state of Kansas last weekend and captured titles for the Rangers. Chase Boekhaus, a senior heeler from Rolla, Kan., won the team roping championship at the Pratt The crowd at Alva High School got a visual treat, getting to watch a (Kan.) Community College rodeo turbine-powered Air Evac helicopter land in the middle of Ranger while competing with Ethan Fox Field to bring the game ball. One of the game officials shows the foot- of Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The tandem roped two ball to the crowd. Photos by Lynn L. Martin steers in a cumulative time of 14.8 seconds to claim the title. More importantly, Boekhaus moved to No. 2 in the Central Plains Region heeling standings with 210 points, just 20 behind the leader, Lane Reeves of Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College. “I’ve already got more points this year than the first three years At right: The I college rodeoed,” said Boekhaus, crown, football who began roping with Fox at the and flower carbeginning of the season. riers for Alva’s Meanwhile, breakaway roper homecoming corMicah Samples of Abilene, Kan., onation were Alaiposted a two-run cumulative time na Pierce, Kaden of 8.2 seconds to win that title Rhodes and Madin Pratt. She, too, is the seconddie Bieswanger. ranked roper with 160 points, just Photo by Lynn L. 15 points out of first. Martin
In fact, the two cowboys had never met until they prepared to compete at the first rodeo of the season in Colby, Kan. Fox had sent a text to another Northwestern cowboy about partnering, and it eventually led to Boekhaus. Now they’ve placed at the first two events of the 10-rodeo season. “Hopefully we can keep it going and make the college finals,” Boekhaus said. “We just need to make sure we catch. He’s pretty smart about his roping. He’s got a good horse, so he rides up there to rope right and sets me up.” It’s one thing to have a good partner. It’s another to be roping well. The tandem is. Fox and Boekhaus posted a 7.7 on their first run to finish fourth in the long round. They returned with a 7.1 to win the championship round and the average championship. “I feel pretty good about my roping,” Boekhaus said. “At these rodeos, you just try to be clean and not mess up.” The Northwestern men are fourth in the Central Plains team standings, while the women are second. Other Rangers who made
Pratt’s short round were barrel racer Kylee Cahoy; goat-tiers Kodi Hansen, Lauren Barnes and Casey Campbell; heeler Tad Sheets; headers Dalton Richards and Layton Legasse; steer wrestlers Stephen Culling and Ryan Domer; and tie-down ropers Trey Young, Hayden Pearce and Tee Hale. The Rangers will have a couple weeks to prepare for their home rodeo, which will take place Oct. 31Nov. 2 in Alva. “I think we can do some good things,” Boekhaus said of the team. “I think we’ve got some good guys that can help.” It will take that type of talent and commitment for the teams to finish the season strong and earn a spot in the field for the College National Finals Rodeo.
October 13, 2013
Woodward man arrested for Waynoka church burglaries
ALVA TEACHERS OF THE YEAR — From left to right: Tiffany Smith, Washington Elementary; Jenny Webster, Longfellow Elementary; Krista Starbuck, Alva Middle School; and Gene Olbert, Alva High School. The Lincoln Teacher of the Year, Sherrye Lovelace, moved away. Overall district Teacher of the Year, who will be competing for State Teacher of the Year, is Tiffany Smith. Photo by Lynn L. Martin.
Tourism Tax Committee meets Wednesday
By Marione Martin The City of Alva Tourism Tax Committee will meet Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall. The agenda lists three requests for funding. The Alva Chamber of Commerce is requesting up to $6,000 for paying the chamber/tourism center secretary. Funds not to exceed $2,115 are requested for the Red Carpet Country 2014 Visitors Guide. The 2013 Northwestern Oklahoma State University Ranger Rodeo is asking for funds up to $15,000.
By Marione Martin Waynoka police have arrested a man in connection with the burglary of two church buildings and the attempted burglary of a third. The burglaries occurred in June and September in Waynoka. According to documents in the case, Devn Ray Rittenhouse, 18, of Woodward has been charged in Woods County with two felony counts of burglary second degree. He has also been charged with misdemeanors of breaking and entering and possession of burglary tools. Pastor David Shaw of First Baptist Church notified Waynoka Police on June 8 that a theft had occurred at the church. Items reported taken were a Dell desktop computer including monitor, keyboard, mouse and cables, along with a video camera. On July 28, Waynoka Police Chief Brian Whitney was dispatched to the Elm and Murrow Church of Christ for a burglary in progress. When he arrived, a witness reported hearing glass shatter and going to investigate. The witness saw an individual reaching inside a broken window on the east side of the church building, unlock-
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ing the window latch. The individual then opened the window and began climbing inside. When the witness yelled, the burglar climbed out of the window and ran away. On Sept. 14 Chief Whitney was dispatched to the Methodist Church in Waynoka for a burglary report. He met with the pastor and several individuals from the church who showed him “tooling” on an exterior door leading into the office area of the church. Items missing from inside the offices were a Lenovo Think Pad laptop computer, a router, a 32-inch flat-panel television, a CD/DVD burner and $400 in cash. After an investigation, Chief Whitney conducted a post-Miranda interview with Devn Rittenhouse at the Waynoka Police Department. During the interview, Rittenhouse said he broke into First Baptist Church and took a Dell desktop computer and a video camera. He said the Dell computer was at his residence. He said he threw a rock through a window at the Elm and Murrow Church of Christ but ran away when he knew someone saw him. He said he had most recently broken into the Methodist Church using a pocket knife to maneuver
the exterior lock to gain access. He said he removed a locked doorknob from an office. He said he took several items, including $400 cash, a television and a laptop. He said for a time he stored the items in the bed of his pickup truck in the backyard. He said he told his mother Brenda Rittenhouse about the burglaries and stolen items. He said he recently made a trip to Perryton, Texas, with his mother to the home of a family friend. They took several of the items with them and stored them at the friend’s house. In a written statement, Rittenhouse stated, “she was trying to protect me like moms do.” On Sept. 30, Whitney contacted a Detective Yarra with the Perryton Police Department, who went to the residence in Perryton. He talked to a female at the residence, who admitted to having possession of several items that Rittenhouse and his mother recently brought to her house. Among these was a Lenovo Think Pad laptop computer. On Sept. 30, Rittenhouse was arrested at the Waynoka Police Department and taken to the Woods County Jail. The official charges were filed on Oct. 2.
cally for both defenses, as Browning Nicolet came out with an interception to start the second quarter for the Black Bears, and Johnson caught his first interception of the night in Alva’s end zone not 10 second later. But after going three-in and three-out for their possession, Pawnee started their drive with over 10 minutes to go in the half at their 26. In 16 plays and 74 yards, the Black Bears’ Houston Jr. ran the ball in for a three-yard touchdown to tie the game at 14-14. With less than four minutes in the first half, Pawnee got the ball back, after a tipped pass off the hands of Johnson was intercepted by Paydon Moore. The Black Bears scored a minute later on a reverse fake to Nicolet for a sevenyard touchdown run. The Goldbugs blocked the extra point, but Pawnee had the momentum at the end of the half, leading 14-20. Goldbugs Fight Back The entire third quarter went by without either offense making a dent in the other’s defense. But Johnson was able to turn things around for the Goldbugs after getting his second interception of the
night for a 35-yard return to Pawnee’s 11. Alva handed off twice to Pfleider to run the ball for a twoyard touchdown and tie the game again at 20. The Goldbugs got the ball back again after a fumble recover by Brandon Ellis with just less than 10 minutes to go in the game, starting their drive at the 50. Hooper got his third touchdown pass after a short throw to Pfleider at the 30 to burst down the right sideline for a 34yard touchdown for the lead. Two plays later the Goldbugs were back in possession, after another turnover by the Black Bears and Houston Jr.’s third interception into the hand of Hess. Alva got another rushing touchdown, this time for Cody Jones, running through a hole in Pawnee’s right side, breaking a tackle and diving into the end zone for a 16-yard touchdown. Pawnee gave one last effort in their final drive to get points on the board for the second half. After a 24-yard run by Jarred Mitchell puts them at their 45, Mitchell gets the hand off again as Pfleider wraps him up and strips the ball away to take it back for a 45 yard defensive
touchdown. The Goldbugs ran the clock down after that to win the game in a second half shutout 4420. Stats for the Goldbugs Hooper threw 19 passes for 13 completions, 174 yards and three touchdown throws to three different receivers. Those receivers were Hess, catching six for 58 yards; Johnson, with four receptions and 63 yards; and Pfleider, coming up with three for 51 yards. Allen had a good rushing game, carrying the ball eight times for 37 yards, but Jones led the Goldbugs with 12 carries, 46 yards and one touchdown. Pfleider wasn’t far behind Jones in yardage with 40 yards and a touchdown with only seven carries, giving Alva a total offense of 324 yards. On defense for the Goldbugs there were several big plays, as Travis Costello had three tackles, but a big sack for a loss of eight yards. Ellis had five tackles for the night and a fumble recovery, while Pfleider had nine tackles and their only defensive touchdown, giving him three for the game. Johnson only had one tackle but he came out with two interceptions that shifted momentum at key moments for the Goldbugs. Alva will face Newkirk, who is 3-3 for the season so far, at home on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Though Alva came out with the win here, if the first half was any indication, Alva could face an uphill battle in the weeks to come as they face better teams who play a more complete game on offense and defense.
October 13, 2013
Woods County Real Woods County Estate Transactions Court Filings Beginning book 1165 page 397 Real Estate Transfers Dean E. Goll & Ann M. Goll to D & A Minerals LLC: a tract of land in Section 30, Township 27 North, Range 13, WIM: Quit Claim Deed. D & A Farms LLC to D & A Minerals LLC: (1) the Southwest Quarter of Section 11, Township 26 North, Range 13, WIM; (2) the Northeast Quarter of Section 15, Township 26 North, Range 13, WIM; (3) the South Half of the Northeast Quarter and the North Half of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 10, Township 26 North, Range 13, WIM; (4) the Southwest Quarter of Section 29, Township 27 North, Range 13, WIM; (5) the Northeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 27 North, Range 13, WIM; (6) the Northwest Quarter and the East Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 17, Township 27 North, Range 14, WIM; (7) the Northwest Quarter and the West Half of the Southwest Quarter and the West Half of the East Half of the Southwest Quarter and the West 5 acres of the East Half of the East Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 16, Township 27 North, Range 14, WIM: Quit Claim Deed. Michael Strohmeyer & Linda Strohmeyer, Nicole Louthan & J.J. Louthan and Da Nae Hazelburg & Larry Hazelburg to Paul D. Nutter:
a tract of land located in the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 25 North, Range 15, WIM: Quit Claim Deed. Alberta M. Bissantz & Louis Bissantz to Paul D. Nutter: the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 25 North, Range 15, WIM: Quit Claim Deed. Mike Goucher to Access Properties LLC: a tract of land situated in the North Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 11, Township 24 North, Range 16, WIM: Quit Claim Deed. Kimberly J. Gann to Access Properties LLC: Lot 8 in Block 4 of the T.M. Hess Addition to the City of Alva: Warranty Deed. Mortgages Catrina M. Wilkinson, Justin Lewis & Joy Lewis, and Connie Jenkins to Interbank: the East Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 30, except a 5 acre tract described as a square located in the Southeast Corner of Section 30, Township 24 North, Range 13, WIM: maximum obligation limit $32,076.42. Matthew A. Tucker & Alysson Tucker to Alva State Bank & Trust Company: All of Lot 5 in Block 2 of the Highland View Addition to the City of Alva, LESS and except a tract described as beginning at the Southeast Corner of thereof; thence West 208.71 feet, thence North
208.71 feet, thence East 208.71 feet, thence South 208.71 feet to the point of beginning; AND Lots 4 & 5 in Block 4 of the College Hill Addition to the City of Alva: maximum obligation limit $247,000. Waynoka Home Supply LLC to Cleo State Bank: Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 in Block 8 in the Original Town, now City of Waynoka: $50,000. Henry Tidwell & Dee A. Tidwell to BancCentral National Association: a tract of land lying in the Northeast Quarter of Section 13, Township 27 North, Range 14, WIM, lying South of the right-ofway of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company, LESS the following a 50 foot strip of land lying parallel and adjacent to the South BNSF Railway Company Right of Way line in the Northeast Quarter of Section 13, Township 27 North, Range 14, WIM: maximum obligation limit $75,542.60. Brandon J. Bier & Sadie M. Bier to F & M Bank: a tract of land beginning at a point 150 feet West of the Northeast Corner of Block 4 of the Woodson Addition to Alva, thence South 150 feet, thence West 50 feet, thence North 150, thence East 50 feet to the place of beginning: $70,000. Access Properties LLC to Alva State Bank & Trust Company: Lot 8 in Block 4 of the T.M. Hess Addition to the City of Alva: maximum obligation limit $82,000.
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. Criminal Filings Devn Ray Rittenhouse, 18, Woodward: Two counts of Burglary second degree ($531). Robert Curtis McKnight, 43, Honey Grove, Texas: (1) Failure to register as a sex offender; (2) Possession of firearms after felony conviction ($753.30). Serena Renee Kilian, 19, Alva: Possession of controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in presence of a minor and within 1,000 feet of school ($505.40). Misdemeanor Filings Bascom Rex Cropp, 28, Hopeton: Driving with license suspended ($543.70). Devn Ray Rittenhouse, 18, Woodward: (1) Breaking and entering; (3) Possession of burglary
15 Dismissed Three Felonies Harley W. Solomon, 63, Waynoka: State dismissed on Sept. 19 in case CF-2012-44 for Driving under the influence of intoxicating substances, subsequent offense. Defendant is deceased. Dismiss without costs or assessments. Harley W. Solomon, 63, Waynoka: State dismissed on Sept. 19 in case CF-2012-82 for Intimidation of witness. Defendant is deceased. Dismiss without costs or assessments. Lemetra Kay Pillow, 26, no address listed: State dismissed on Sept. 5 in case CF-2012-56 for Embezzlement. The co-defendant in this matter pled nolo contendere in case CF-2012-55 and sentenced to three years deferred sentence for Unauthorized use of motor vehicle. It is in the best interest of justice that this case be dismissed upon payment of costs and assessments. 12 Misdemeanors Harley W. Solomon, 63, Waynoka: State dismissed on Sept. 19 in case CM-2012-85 for Driving motor vehicle while license is under revocation. Defendant is deceased. Dismiss without costs or assessments. Marlon Darrell Hanson, 38, Woodward: State dismissed on Sept. 17 in case CM-1999-290 for Driving motor vehicle while license is under suspension. Said dismissal will best serve the ends of justice upon payment of costs and assessments. Joshua Wayne Anderson, 31, Galesburg, IL: State dismissed on Sept. 18 in case CM-2001-198 for Obtaining cash or merchandise by bogus check. Defendant has paid outstanding bogus check restitution and fees totalling $527.24. Said dismissal will best serve the ends of justice upon payment of costs and assessments. Payson Kyle Hedlund, 33,
Phoenix, Ariz.: State dismissed on Sept. 2 in case CM-2006-102 for Obtaining cash or merchandise by bogus check. Defendant has paid outstanding bogus check restitution and fees. Said dismissal will best serve the ends of justice upon payment of costs and assessments. Joshua Baker Brown, 27, Borger, Texas: State dismissed on Sept. 9 in case CM-2007-139 for Public intoxication. Said dismissal will best serve the ends of justice upon payment of costs and assessments. Jared Patrick Estes, 24, Elk City, Kan.: State dismissed on Sept. 23 in case CM-2010-151 for (1) Public intoxication and (2) Disturbing the peace. Said dismissal will best serve the ends of justice upon payment of costs and assessments. Dakota Wayne Fletcher, 28, Enid: State dismissed on Sept. 24 in case CM-2010-361 for Unlawful possession of paraphernalia. Defendant has pleaded guilty in count 1 of case CF-2010-116 for Unlawful possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a university and has been sentenced to five years deferred sentence. It is in the best interest of justice that this case be dismissed upon payment of costs and assessments. Brain Jarred Scott, 25, Tonkawa: State dismissed on Sept. 24 in case CM-2011-244 for Unlawful possession of paraphernalia. Defendant has pleaded guilty in count 1 of case CF-2011-82 for Possession
of marijuana with intent to distribute and has been sentenced to five years deferred with credit for time served in Payne County Jail of three months. It is in the best interest of justice that this case be dismissed upon payment of costs and assessments. Michael W. Hommertzheim, 26, Medicine Lodge, Kan.: State dismissed on Sept. 16 in case CM2012-324 for (1) Domestic abuse – assault and battery and (2) Assault and battery. Defendant obtained Domestic Violence Assessment and counselling. Said dismissal will best serve the ends of justice upon payment of costs and assessments. Erin Nicole Smiley, 20, Waynoka: State dismissed on Sept. 4 in case CM-2013-150 for (1) Possession of controlled dangerous substance and (2) Possession of drug paraphernalia. Defendant is deceased as of Aug. 30, 2013. Dismissed without costs or assessments. Peter Albert Simpson, 71, Elk City: State dismissed on Sept. 12 in case CM-2013-198 for Driving with license cancelled/suspended/ revoked. Said dismissal will best serve the ends of justice upon payment of costs and assessments. Tracy Wayne Meyers Jr., 31, Weatherford: State dismissed on Sept. 3 in case CM-2013-279 for Driving with license suspended/ revoked. Said dismissal will best serve the ends of justice upon payment of costs and assessments.
October 3, 2013 12:35 p.m. Individual called to say he will be at doctor office for an appointment, will call when back home. 5:00 p.m. Dispatch called about the NCIC reports that were taken down. 11:05 p.m. Call about individual’s charges. October 4, 2013 5:55 a.m. Call wanting to know if a bond had been set for individual. 1:00 p.m. Individual called to report she is out of prison, she was told to come in to the district attorneys office when she gets to town or
tools ($495.50). Tyler Ray Howard, 20, Fargo: DUI ($832.20). Linda Elaine Kopisch, 31, Alva: Domestic abuse – Assault and battery ($405.10). Civil Filings Citifinancial Services Inc. vs. Mary Herren et al: Foreclosure for an amount $10,000 or more ($243.70). Jico Inc. vs. Chesapeake Operating Inc et al: Money judgement for an amount $10,000 or more ($223.70). Marriage Licenses Issued October 1, 2013 – Johnny Dale Dodd, 39, of Alva and Amanda Leone Whisman, 34, of Alva. Divorce Filings Marvin Lee Woodall vs. Kari Lea Woodall: Dissolution of marriage ($193.70). October 2, 2013 – Martha Christabell Correa vs. Hugo Andres Correa: Divorce granted. Traffic Filings The following individuals were cited for speeding: Jesse Loya, 30, Liberal, Kan.: 80 in 65 ($226.50). The following individuals were cited for failure to wear seatbelt ($20): Andrew Joseph Henry, 22, South Montrose, Pa.
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first thing Monday morning. 10:00 p.m. Waynoka Police Department called for warrant on individual. October 5, 2013 8:32 a.m. Oklahoma Highway Patrol called to check local charges on subject in Woodward County. 8:47 a.m. Call checking to see if we had a subject in custody. October 6, 2013 10:30 p.m. Dispatch called and reported some cattle out south of Capron. October 7, 2013 8:25 p.m. Dispatch called about goats out on Flynn and Logan.
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October 2, 2013 12:10 p.m. Water line possibly broken west of Cedar Grove Church. 12:18 p.m. Student at AHS is needing to talk with officer regarding abuse. 12:41 p.m. Controlled burn 1 mile south ¾ mile west of Renfrow. 1:46 p.m. Contact Washita County regarding individual who does have warrant in Garfield and Major counties, subject in a late model 2005 Chevy Malibu gold in color, should be at 400 block of S. Eighth in Canute, subject in Alva, please place hold for Garfield County. 3:27 p.m. Had a blow out at Greensburg curve on west side, blue BMW with Texas plates. 6:00 p.m. Commercial burglary alarm at Community Bank, back door motion. 6:35 p.m. Called officer, they are okay and done, keyholder did show up. 8:30 p.m. 911 call, kids in a group, cussing and yelling, headed north on Church. October 3, 2013 10:09 a.m. Gas leak in building at 700 block of Meno. 11:33 a.m. Funeral at 2 at Christian Church then at Alva Municiple Cemetery. 1:19 p.m. Dead cat at 700 block of Choctaw. 2:07 p.m. Individual unconscious and not responding at County Road 1020 and Kiowa, foaming out of mouth, no pulse, looks blue. 3:58 p.m. White cat in front yard between house and curb at 700 block of Choctaw.
4:00 p.m. Break in on 800 block of Barnes, purple truck. 4:24 p.m. Controlled burn on County Road 880 and Osage. 4:30 p.m. Shoplifter at WalMart. 4:36 p.m. Ambulance to gym, cheerleader fell, neck injuries. 6:38 p.m. 911 call, car hit on side of road at 200 block of Dagwood in Pond Creek, transferred to Grant County. 7:02 p.m. Air evac in Woodward, 7 minutes lift 22 minutes flight, 29 minutes ETA. 7:06 p.m. 10 year-old kid at Fifth and Choctaw with suitcase and bike. 9:32 p.m. 911 call, domestic, daughter beating up daughter at 700 block of Santa Fe. 9:35 p.m. 911 call, asking where police are for domestic emergency. October 4, 2013 12:01 a.m. Fight at Third and Church, officer advised. 6:42 a.m. Deer is dead off the roadway 3 ½ 281 south on Dacoma turn off. 10:01 a.m. 911 call, seizure at Little Sahara. 11:59 a.m. Helicopter in 30 minutes, fire department notified. 8:13 p.m. Drive off at Jiffy Trip two hours ago, $20, dark SUV with Betty Boop on rear glass, headed south. 9:27 p.m. Individual backing up into house at 1800 block of Locust. October 5, 2013 12:48 a.m. 911 call, need number for Enid Oklahoma Highway Patrol. 7:52 a.m. 911 call, wanting number to Amtrak in Kansas City,
Kan. 9:04 a.m. 911 call, 5 year-old child hit by car at ARC. 9:57 a.m. 911 call, landlord issue, lives in Major County. 10:04 a.m. Safe in bar ditch west of fairgrounds. 10:51 a.m. Two dogs loose on Waynoka St. in Waynoka, called Waynoka Animal Control. 11:51 a.m. Individual flashing, naked, southwest of Alva on 390/400 on Greer Road crossing. 5:55 p.m. 911 call, individual in Alva threatened suicide 30 minutes ago, has history of suicidal threats, officer notified. October 6, 2013 12:01 a.m. White four-door Dodge on east side of driveway on 100 block of Santa Fe, maybe someone sitting in it. 8:52 a.m. 911 call, individual passed out at Fryer Dorm, chest fell, 23 year-old, is breathing, asthma, anemia and ADHD. 4:07 p.m. Possible intoxicated driver in a black Sierra with topper on highway south of Kiowa. 6:00 p.m. Rollover 3 miles west of Camp. 6:02 p.m. One vehicle rollover, one person, doctor on scene, mother en route. 6:10 p.m. Accident at 64 and County Road 180 at marker. 6:58 p.m. 911 call, controlled burn on east side of town on 600 block of Apache, advised Medford. 7:06 p.m. Dog found, female pit bull bril/white, collar and tag, nice, at 200 block of E. Flynn. 9:33 p.m. 911 call, individual walking on center line south of town, yellow shirt, blonde. 10:43 p.m. Black/white cow on
County Road 440, transferred to sheriff’s office. October 7, 2013 9:10 a.m. Question on ticket. 9:53 a.m. 911 call, weedeater at Alva Catholic Cemetery in middle. 10:06 a.m. Woodward investigator about suspect, transferred to district attorney’s office. 10:27 a.m. Fall with head injury at Bill Johnson Correctional Center. 11:17 a.m. Cats on porch at 700 block of Noble. 11:37 a.m. Controlled burn at Freedom lagoons. 12:08 p.m. Daughter beating me up, make report, notified officers. 2:45 p.m. Need page sent to AEMS, backup for Alva Middle School football game. 4:52 p.m. Question on court date for traffic ticket. 5:51 p.m. Fire a couple miles south of Hopeton. 6:15 p.m. BNSF – broken gate on County Road 430. 7:20 p.m. Individual carrying a gun at Wal-Mart, air soft, take no further action. 7:25 p.m. Things are missing from her car at 700 block of Fouth. 7:48 p.m. Fighting all night long at tavern on 1500 block of Logan. 8:20 p.m. Individual asking if son released, hung up again. October 8, 2013 1:52 a.m. 911 call, fallen and can’t get up, not sure if hurt, 700 block of Sunset Dr. 7:57 a.m. Dead dog on Oklahoma Boulevard in north lane east of Second, notified animal control. 11:09 a.m. Dog loose on 1100 block of Mill, causing problems for neighbors, neighbors not home. 11:21 a.m. Controlled burn 1
mile south of Renfrow ¾ mile west on Leflore and 990. 1:00 p.m. Minor accident at Sonic. 2:01 p.m. Question on possible dog taken by dog catcher. 4:01 p.m. Power line down east of Pond Creek. 4:04 p.m. Controlled burn in Grant County on County Road 1020 and Osage. 5:00 p.m. Bean supper at fairgrounds. 8:55 p.m. Fire still going but contained, if needed call him. 10:01 p.m. Structure fire at 300 W. Main in Nardin, Blackwell requested Deer Creek, Grant County called. 10:06 p.m. Lady telling us to hurry to get Deer Creek to Nardin. 10:40 p.m. Wreck west of Alva towards Freedom. 11:13 p.m. Man yelling at woman on the southeast corner of Third and Locust. 11:39 p.m. Deer went by Taco Mayo and Subway. October 9, 2013 6:16 a.m. 911 call, shoplifter at Loves, white female in red sweatshirt with long hair, officer notified. 8:58 a.m. Red Irish setter at 1600 block of Murry Drive, notified dog catcher. 10:01 a.m. Big aggressive stray dog at 800 block of Santa Fe, message left with dog catcher. The call center also handled the following calls: abandoned calls – 37, accidental calls – 11, pocket dial19, wrong number – 6, hang ups – 8, animal control – 10, sheriff – 64, police – 64, general info – 89, fire dept. – 11, ambulance – 13, weather – 2.
Seven Alva teachers received “mini grants” during a presentation at the halftime of Alva High’s homecoming game Friday night. These educators applied to the Alva Goldbugs Educational Foundation by proposing ideas that would provide expanded learning opportunities for their students. The presenters were Karen Koehn, far left, and Alyson Penco, far right. The grant recipient, from left to right (after Karen Koehn), include Chris Edkhardt, Christa Fraire, Teresa Rader and Jennifer Tyree, Sally Schmidt, Alysson Tucker and Karleen White. Photo by Lynn L. Martin
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onstrates commitment to the arts in Oklahoma documented through public awareness, support, fairness, initiative, creativity and professionalism in reporting. Honorees are Carlos Ortiz, Oklahoma City, and Kimberly Powell, Edmond. The Arts in Education Award recognizes an individual, organization, school, educator or group for their outstanding leadership and service in the arts benefitting youth and/or arts in education. Honorees are: Dr. Brad Benson, Norman; Jeanine Berrong, Weatherford; Tyler Bridges, Shawnee; M. Teresa Valero, Tulsa; and the Tulsa Youth Symphony Orchestra. The Community Service Award recognizes individuals for significant contributions to the arts in specific Oklahoma communities in the areas of leadership and volunteerism. Honorees are Marjorie
Bontemps, Tulsa; Russell Crosby, Sapulpa; Thamazin Harrison, Alva; Anita Caldwell Jackson, McAlester; Mary Blankenship Pointer, Oklahoma City; and Dwane Taylor, Yukon. The George Nigh Public Service in the Arts Award recognizes an Oklahoma government official or entity for outstanding support of the arts. The honoree is Debby Williams, Norman. A Special Recognition Award recognizes an individual or organization that has made a unique contribution in support of the arts. The honoree is Paul Moore, Norman. The Marilyn Douglass Memorial Award recognizes an outstanding Arts Council member and was established in 1980 in honor of Marilyn Douglass, a former council member. The honoree is Jeannette Sias, Edmond.
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Sunday Farmers Please Help 2-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip 65 year old looking for hunting lease for Deer anywhere from $1000 to Museum in Alva is open every day except Monday. For information or $30,000 a year. 580-554-0999 arranged tours, call 580-327-2030. Donate Clean Clothing Monday Annual Warmth for Winter clothing 8:50-11 a.m. Okla. Dept. of and blanket collection in progress at Veterans Affairs Officer will be at College Hill Church of Christ, Alva. the courthouse in Alva to meet with Help those who donâ€™t have enough war veterans needing assistance the funds by donating your gently used, second and fourth Mondays of the clean (no repairs needed) clothes for month. (580) 327-2126 all ages. Menâ€™s slacks and blankets 9 a.m. The Woods County especially needed. Leave at church Senior Citizens Center, 625 Barnes, building in storage trailer behind. Alva, is closed for Columbus Day. Thanks! Call 580-327-0130 with 1 p.m. Alva Duplicate Bridge questions. will meet at the Runnymede Hotel. 3:30 p.m. Storytime will be 4 Open Houses held at the Alva Public Library for th Sunday-October 13 , 1 to 3pm. 616 Linden*823 Center*1750 children ages 3-5 and their parents. 7 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous Maple*Hwy 281 & Johnston Road. meets at the First United Methodist Schuessler Real Estate. 580-327Church. Call 917-855-9086 for 0707. alvahouses.com information. For Rent 8 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous Bunkhouse 3 miles N of Alva. will meet at 1027 8th (Wesley Kitchen/Bath. 2 beds, 1 or 2 people. House) in Alva every Monday and TV provided. $350/Week. 620-825- Thursday. 6130 Tuesday 9 a.m. The Woods County Senior Citizens Center, 625 Barnes, Alva, is open for games and other LEGAL NOTICE activities. Exercise is scheduled (Published by the Alva Review-Courier on Sunday, October 13 , 2013.) each day at 11 a.m. Transportation Legal Notice provided upon request.
The Board of Education of the Northwest Technology Center School District #10, Woods County, Oklahoma hereby provides legal notice that the annual election filing period for candidates will open on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. and will close Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. or when the Woods County Election Board Office Help Wanted Depot Bar & Grill. Bartender. Pick-Up closes for business that day. Board Member Position on Ballot: application at 3 N college. 580-327The voters shall elect a board 7011 member for Zone Number Four, which has a 5-year term of office.
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of the Estate of Dean Melvin Baltz, deceased, having filed in this Court her final account of the administration of said Estate and Petition for Order allowing same, determination of heirs, distribution, and for final discharge of said Personal Representative, the hearing of the same has been fixed by the Judge of said Court for Friday, the 1st day of November, 2013, at 10:00 oâ€™clock A.M., at the Courtroom of said District Court in the Courthouse at Alva, in the County and State aforesaid, and all persons interested in said Estate, are notified then and there LEGAL NOTICE to appear and show cause, if any they (Published by the Alva Review-Courier have, why the said account should not on Sunday, October 6 and 13 , 2013.) be settled and allowed, the heirs of Dean IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF Melvin Baltz, deceased, determined, and WOODS COUNTY STATE OF said Estate distributed and the Personal OKLAHOMA Representative discharged. In the Matter of the Estate of Dean Dated this 3rd day of October, 2013. Mickey J. Hadwiger Melvin Baltz, Deceased. JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT Case No. PB-2013-30 Edward E. Sutter, OBA #8778 NOTICE OF HEARING FINAL Attorney for Personal Representative ACCOUNT, PETITION FOR 401 College Avenue DETERMINATION OF HEIRS, DISTRIBUTION AND DISCHARGE P. O. Box 213 Alva, OK 73717 Notice is hereby given that Shari (580) 327-1511 Lynn Schuessler, Personal Representative
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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. 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. At 12:30 p.m. Gary Booze will entertain. 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.
(Published by the Alva Review-Courier on Sunday, October 13 , 2013.) IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR WOODS COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA In the Matter of the Estate of, of DOLORES MAXINE ZOOK, Deceased. Case No. PB-2013-38 NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO THE CREDITORS OF DOLORES MAXINE ZOOK, DECEASED: All creditors having claims against the above named Decedent are required to present the same, with the description of all security interest and other collateral (if any) held by each creditor with respect to such claim, to the named Personal Representative, William Hawkins at the office of Denis Cote 42142 Harper RD, Alva, Oklahoma 73717, attorney for said Personal Representative, William Hawkins on or before, the following presentment date, to-wit: December 02, 2013 or the same will be forever barred. Dated this 10th day of October, 2013 Denis Cote, Attorney for William Hawkins, Personal Representative Denis Cote, OBA #30366 Denis Cote Mobile Law Firm PLLC 42142 Harper RD. Alva OK. 73717 (580) 430-1062 Attorney for Personal Representative
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Sophomores show off their color for Spirit Week at Alva High. Front row, left to right: Emma Cline, Megan Mahary, Tatum Horner, Cede Kirkhart, Ridge Hughbanks. Back row, left to right: Morgan Heinsen, MiKayla Zeller, Zariah Buck, Meghan Webb, Alex Ceniceros, Joseph Ortiz.
These Alva High students are rockinâ€™ the camo for Spirit Week. Front row, left to right: Cody Lieurance, Noah Buck, Baylie Drew, Connor Cummings, Cheney Bird, Mrs. Pfleider, Brianna McClure. Back row, left to right: Jacobey Merriill, Brandon Nesseralla, Dalton Manning, Kenzie Kraft, Baylie Forell, Chris Wheeler, Trevor Foote
The reds have it for this group of Alva High School students during Spirit Week. Front row, left to right: Riley Beeler, Maddy Duncan, Cathy Mapes, Allison Seevers, Lexie Shafer, Daresa Moser, Kimberly Stuck, Linda McDonald. Back row, left to right: Morgan Shiever, Whitney Randall, Hayden Colwell, Ben Ryerson, Landen Stewart, Cole Kopitz, Shanea Herren, Halah Canaan, Trenton Starkey
Students show their class color for Spirit Week at Alva High School. Front row, left to right: Braylyn Graybill, Nicole Ritter, Maddy Hofen, Cheney Bird, Taylor Hadwiger, Connor Cummings, Kenzie Kraft, Brieana McClure, Noah Buck. Back row, left to right: Gagan Moorthy, Bryant Venosdel, Bailey Forell, Baylie Drew, Kally Gordon, Morgan Shiever, Brandon Nesserralla, Savannah Breeden, EmmaRae Cook, Cody Lieurance
Sporting camo and a few duck hunting shirts, these Alva High School students and teachers participate in Spirit Week. Front row, left to right: Blake Garnett, Terrill Burton, Ridge Hughbanks, Josh Nichols, Morgan Heinsen, Emma Cline, Ariel Molby, Sarah Belt. Back row, left to right: Autumn Stout, Dakota McKinley, Brianna Duppenthaler, Ross Murrow, Meghan Webb, Megan Brown, Tatum Horner, Ms. Almgren, Rozalyn Murrow, Jaden Hobbs, Cede Kirkhart.
Wearing costumes inspired by Disney or superheroes, these students and teachers show their spirit during Alva High Schoolâ€™s Homecoming Week. Front row, left to right: Mrs. Pfleider, Daylin Smart, Lauren Gray, Cheney Bird, Connor Cummings, Taylor Hadwiger, Jacobey Merill. Back row, left to right: Kally Gordon, Patricia Beeler, Braylyn Graybill, Savannah Breeden, EmmaRae Cook.
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