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Alva Review-Courier Vol. 122 No. 21

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620 Choctaw, Alva, OK 73717

Freedom road project

The Ladybugs push

Airport board accepts


past Verdigris to head

Erikson Steel bid

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to state semifinals

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“Crazy Quilt”, a miniature Christmas Tree skirt crafted by Patty Johnson of Lake City, Kansas. The piece took about 20 hours to craft and was recently displayed at Graceful Arts in Alva.

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Freedom road project scheduled

By Lynn L. Martin The Woods County commissioners heard from Circuit Engineering District 8’s Donnie Head that a road project has been scheduled by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to repave a highway near Freedom. The cost of the project is estimated at $5 million and expected to begin in 2018. The road will go five miles east of Freedom and one mile south. Two representatives from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Jennifer George and Kaylyn Hansen, appeared before the commissioners and told of their annual plans for the Bahama Break-Away event April 21. George and Hansen said they would take care of all power and water needs and do a thorough clean-up afterwards. The project was unanimously approved by the county commissioners. Ben Orcutt, representing the First Christian Church, asked for permission to use the west stage of the courthouse for sunrise Easter services on the 20th of April. This was unanimously approved. The monthly reports from other court officials are as follows: • County clerk office, collections, $12,231 • Court clerk office, balance, $321,504.11 • Health department, collections, $772.80 • Sheriff’s monthly report, collections, $3,111.84 • Board of prisoners, expenses, $7,711.44 • Treasurer’s office, balance, $14,628.72 The road crossing fees collected were as follows: D1 17-27-13 20-27-13 Chesapeake Energy water $500 D2 29-28-16 34-28-16 Howard Drilling water $1,250 D2 16-27-16 10-27-16 Howard Drilling water $500 D2 12-27-17 10-27-16 Howard Drilling water $250 D2 10-27-16 15-27-16 Howard Drilling water $500 D2 12-27-18 1-27-18 AEC electric $0 The commissioners transferred about five tablet computers from the county clerk’s office to the county assessor’s office. There are four more tablet computers that the commissioners will retain for the use of their employees. Finally, with the burn ban not in effect for several weeks, the commissioners do not plan to put a decision on each week’s agenda until needed.

SWAT members working together to educate others.

SWAT mission is to expose lies of tobacco industry As members of SWAT, or Students Working Against Tobacco, our mission is to expose the lies of the tobacco industry. The tobacco industry’s main goal is to find replacement users and are targeting underage kids. Over the past three years, several policies have been passed in the community of Alva with the help of SWAT. They include policies on 24/7 tobacco free school property and clean indoor air ordinances on all city-owned property, including parks. We currently have roughly 20 members combined from the high school and middle school. The officers are Makena Sherrell, president; Matthew Martin, vice president; Rachel Carter, secretary; and

Cheney Bird, reporter. Currently, SWAT is working on “No Minor Issue,” which is raising awareness about underage kids’ access to tobacco products. Some new issues in the tobacco industry have recently risen, and SWAT is doing its best to do its own research to educate others on the harmful effects of e-cigarettes. The new e-cigarette/vapor product is defined as a battery-powered device that heats a liquid solution to produce a vapor for inhalation. Currently there are no regulations placed on the vapor products. Trying these products will be at your own risk. No regulations also mean that anyone can purchase these products, even a minor. It’s easy to

see why the e-cigarette and vapor products are appealing to minors when companies produce flavors such as “vivid vanilla,” “fruit loops” and “gummi bear.” Oklahoma state government has recognized e-cigarettes as a tobacco product and has begun to create policies that limit the use of these vapor products. You may think the rumor of “e-cigs are safer than regular cigarettes” is true, but that is not the case. The harmful chemicals in regular cigarettes are still present in the e-cigs vapor cartridges. The hugely addictive chemical nicotine is the main ingredient in the vapor cartridges, along with other chemicals such as formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and acrolein.

Lizabeth Richey is new director of development and outreach for the AGEF Tax funding decreasing for WCEDC The Alva Goldbug Education Foundation (AGEF) would like to announce the addition of Lizabeth Richey as director of development and outreach to their organization. “Lizabeth brings an impressive resume of foundation and alumni experience to our organization,” President Paul Kinzie remarked. “She is well respected and dedicated to enhancing education for students and keeping alumni involved.” As the AGEF became more active over the last year, it was apparent to the volunteer board of directors that to step to the next level some assistance would be required. As the school district sees funding tightening, the foundation will need to grow to continue to provide resources for the students’ education and activities. Richey’s role is to assist that growth. President Kinzie urges all

Goldbug alumni and interested parties to work with Richey as the foundation moves forward on new projects. All the alumni classes should try to provide updated class rosters with contact information to the foundation office. It is early in the process, but the foundation has some exciting plans underway for Alumni and students. The AGEF provides mini grants for classrooms, grants for the school district, scholarships for continuing education for graduating seniors, and fundraising for specific school district projects. If you would like to establish a legacy fund, make a contribution and/or become a member, please contact Lizabeth Richey, Alva Goldbug Education Foundation, 418 Flynn St. Alva, OK 73717 or email her at goldbugfoundation@

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By Marione Martin Although funding from the three-county hazardous waste tax has been going down, the financial situation for the Woods County Economic Development Committee (WCEDC) is still looking “pretty good,” according to Director Sonja Williams. The WCEDC portion of the NWOEDA (Northwest Oklahoma Economic Development Authority) tax was $22,948 in FY10-11, $21,712 in FY11-12, $20,523 in FY12-13 and $19,110 in FY13-14. WCEDC members were surprised at the decrease since the Clean Harbor facility seems busier each year. However, member Sandie Olson reported to Williams that she learned the tax is only levied on hazardous waste, and not all the materials handled by Clean Harbor are designated as hazardous. Olson, Steve Lohmann and Allan Poe were absent from the noon Tuesday meeting. The committee barely had a quorum. Present were Daren Slater, Doyle Wardrop, Randy McMurphy and Kyle Murrow. Updates on Goals and Activities Since the last meeting in December, Williams said Avard Rail has been working with two companies, one energy-related and one not, about locating there. She said, “I’m looking at applying for more funding to build some more infrastructure. We need rail infrastructure.” Williams has been working with Dr. Kay Decker on the downtown revitalization and cultural enterprise district for Alva. She said she planned to approach the Woods County Industrial Authority Wednesday morning about letting her apply for some seed funding to be used for businesses to apply for energy efficiency or façade improvements on their downtown structures. Under tourism, Williams said her office hasn’t done much. They’ve been too busy with business activities. She said they have received some comments about the new observation deck at Little Sahara State Park at Waynoka. Under communication, Williams pointed out that members have been receiving a lot less email from her office. Since she’s the only one on staff, she only sends out notices when necessary. She has been talking with someone who might be able to help in the office. Under business recruitment and assistance, Williams asked Wardrop to tell the group about some new businesses in Freedom. He said, “Freedom has

been lucky in a couple of ways. A guy in Enid sold his oilfield company about four or five years ago and they bought a ranch in the Freedom area.” Wardrop said they bought the Camp Houston convenience store business and remodeled it. “It’s doing really well. Then they bought a building on the main street of Freedom. It’s like a dollar store but it’s called Buck’s,” he said. Wardrop suggested the committee help with a ribbon cutting in mid to late April. He said he would help with cooking hotdogs and hamburgers. Slater offered to help cook, and McMurphy offered the county’s large cooker. Slater reminded the committee of a CNG energy meeting at Northwest Technology. “We haven’t seen a groundbreaking but the word coming out of that meeting is that we would have a CNG fueling station here in the Alva community this summer See WCEDC Page 8

Woods County Economic Development Committee member Doyle Wardrop discussed scheduling a ribbon cutting for a new business in Freedom at Tuesday’s meeting. Photo by Marione Martin

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Obituaries DELBERT I. MCDONALD Funeral services for Delbert McDonald will be Friday, March 14, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Wharton Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Clapp officiating. Burial will follow in Alva Municipal Cemetery. Wharton Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at Delbert Irvin, son of Florence G. (Tidwell) and Charles Irvan McDonald, was born on a farm 4 miles north of Cora on Aug. 14, 1927. He passed away at Beadles Nursing Home on the 11th day of March at the age of 86 years, 6 months, 25 days. He attended Farry High School and worked on a ranch. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army during the Germany occupation. On June 20, 1956, he was married to Deloris McKitrick and to their marriage two sons, Don and Randy, were born. Delbert lived all of his life in Alva, working various jobs pouring concrete for driveways, sidewalks and foundations, and checking and feeding cattle for several people in the area. He enjoyed cleaning metal and copper, building birdhouses and loved spending hours in his garden. Preceding him in death are his parents; a sister, Loren Eason; and four brothers, R.J., Marvin, his twin brother Wilbert “Tuff” and an infant. Delbert is survived by his companion of 16 years, Dorothy Young; his two sons, Don and his wife Cindy of Tuttle and Randy of Alva; two granddaughters, Amber Moore and Amanda Rippetoe; four grandsons, Aaron, Scott, Cody and Kyle; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Dickson and Juanita Dunlap; a sister-in-law, Marie McDonald; a number of nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Beadles Nursing Home activity fund.

WALTER MEHARG Funeral services for Walter Meharg will be Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Hoisington First United Methodist Church with Rev. Kris Brinlee officiating. Burial will follow in Hoisington Cemetery. Wharton Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at Walter Lee, son of Florence (Ross) and Ray Meharg, was born Sept. 12, 1926, in Fairfield Township in Russell County, Kan. He passed away March 9, 2014, in Alva at Beadles Nursing Home at the age of 87 years, 9 months and 25 days. Walter was a proud member of the United States Army, serving during World War II in the K-9 Corp. During this time he acquired a lifelong love for dogs, eventually becoming a 4-H dog training instructor. On March 23, 1944, Walter married Ruth Kaps in Bunker Hill, Kan. To their marriage three children, Marsha, Randy and Connie, were born. Following their marriage they made their home in Hoisington, Kan., where Walter was a police officer and retired as a contract pumper in the oilfield. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 286 where he served as post commander, and was a proud member of the Masonic Lodge. Walter was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; his parents, Ray and Florence Meharg; two brothers, Wendell and Glen; and a greatgrandson, Dustin Smith. He is survived by his children and their families: Connie Meharg of Denver, Colo.; Marsha and John Hendrix of Alva; and Randy Meharg of Flower Mound, Texas; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.

Woods County Forecast Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. West southwest wind 8 to 14 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening. Saturday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph. Saturday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Light north northwest wind increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the evening. Winds could

gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Sunday A 20 percent chance of showers before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Windy. Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 28. Monday Sunny, with a high near 65. Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 36. Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

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Airport board accepts Erikson Steel bid By Helen Barrett The Alva Regional Airport Commission considered three bids for construction of a new equipment storage building. Construction companies had the option of an open carport style, or one enclosed on three sides. Bids were: • Ladwid Construction – $17,800 on an open carport, and $22,800 on the enclosed structure. • 66 Contstruction – $28,430 open, $29,000 enclosed. • Erikson Steel – $22,500 on an enclosed structure. The board accepted the lowest and best bid submitted by Erikson Steel. The bid will be for an offwhite steel building large enough to hold the fuel and courtesy vehicles. The board members expressed confidence in Erikson’s quality of work. “I think that is a good move for the future of this airport,” Chairman Bob Baker said. FAA Approval Manager Greg Murry reported that the FAA finally received all the information needed from Myers Engineering to close out the “new” runway project. City Manager Joe Don Dunham said he had not been able to get a definitive timeline for closing out that project. Board members expressed concern that with spring and summer

asked how the area would be zoned. Dunham said it would be commercial and agricultural to allow for continued farming of airport land. “Until that current usage changes, I don’t see a reason to change the zoning,” Dunham said. Kinzie asked if all existing structures would be ‘grandfathered’ into the codes. Dunham said that improvements or additions to the buildings would have to be brought up to code. “The city is not going to come in and say a hangar is not up to code, you’d have to change it. We’d only be inspecting an addition,” he said. “If something with the addition would require an upgrade to the existing building, like an upgrade to the electrical panel, the city inspector would have to come out and inspect it. Even if it wasn’t annexed, that would be the case here because it’s on city property.” “I don’t understand why we’re doing this,” Baker said. “It fits in the grander scheme of things of annexation that we’re trying to get accomplished,” Dunham said. The city would assume responsibility for maintenance of roads in the annexed property. Oklahoma Department of Transportation would still set speed limits on the highway in front of the airport. The board received assurance their commission would remain intact. Nothing would change in the accounting system. “It allows the city and airport board to work together on some annexation issues that we’re working to accomplish,” Dunham said. “This would be a portion of the plan that would encompass the east side of MILLIE GRACE LAYTON Straight of Garber, the late Joe and this road over to Skyline road up to Cliff and Keri (Straight) Lay- Helen Underwood, the late Vivian Oklahoma Boulevard.” ton of Prairie Village, Kan., are and Bud LaNoue and the late ArSee Airport Page 9 pleased to announce the birth of chie Layton. their daughter, Millie Grace Layton. She was born on Feb. 14, 2014, at Shawnee Mission Birthing Center in Shawnee Mission, Kan. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Grandparents are Richard and MUST HAVE: LeAnn Straight of Enid, Mary Jo 3-5 years experience Layton and the late Jim Layton of Oklahoma City. Must be able to Pass a Drug Test Great-grandparents are Bob Clean Driving Record and Lorraine Warfield of Alva, the late Frances “Dutch” and Leora coming on, some of the other airport projects were being penalized. Dunham said he would try to find out where that project stands with the FAA. “We’ve got the go-ahead on our current projects,” Dunham said. “We got notification on that last week. I have informed Garber (Engineering) on that.” Annexation The next agenda item involved annexation by the City of Alva of all airport property. Dunham reminded the board that he’d mentioned that prospect to the board over the past few months. “What we would be looking for from this board would be authorization for the mayor to sign off on the annexation form,” Dunham said. “Then once the property is brought into the city of Alva, we’re going to be subject to review by the city inspector.” Dunham explained that as far as the city is concerned, all of its services are already available to the airport since it is technically city property. “It would change water rates for people out here,” he said. “Fire response is going to be in the threemile radius. We’ve already got water and sewer here.” All future construction would have to meet city codes, still no change from the current situation. Board member Paul Kinzie



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Time on tests

I hear from educators and teachers or required by school parents throughout the state districts. Yet, even if we look about “teaching to the test” at the grades that have the most and time spent on testing. I assessments – fifth and eighth agree teachers should spend – there are only four state or more time teaching and stu- federal tests required: math, reading, writing, dents should spend less time “Of the 1080 science or social studies/U.S. hisworrying about hours spent tory. tests. But I want to teaching stu- Next year, and eighthclear up some dents less than fifthgraders will not myths. is spent take a separate Out of all the 1% hours required taking state or writing exam, shaving even for instruction in a school year federally man- more time from testing. – 1,080 hours by dated tests.” Third, fourth state law – less than 1 percent is spent by a and sixth grades have only student taking state- or feder- two federally required assessally mandated tests. Other as- ments. Seventh grade has only sessments may be given by three required tests – two by the U.S. Department of EducaAlva Review-Courier tion and one by the state. Keep in mind that end-of(USPS 016-180) instruction tests can be taken 620 Choctaw St. any time from seventh grade Alva, OK 73717-1626 through high school. Not all of (580) 327-2200 such exams will be taken in a Fax: (580) 327-2454 single year. It is true, of course, that Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. testing means a lengthier disMonday - Friday ruption for school staffers than Website: for students. But if we look at the time impact on students, it HERE TO HELP YOU is not nearly as long. Assessing what a child Publisher.............Lynn L. Martin knows and can do at the end of Editor..................Marione Martin ( a course of study gives guidance on which instructional Ad Sales...........Angela Courson ( methods are successful and Colette Baier helps identify those students ( who need additional help. Reporters.............Yvonne Miller Without assessments, we have no measure of whether our stuLaura Scott dents are moving closer to the Sports...................Leslie Nation goal of being college-, career( and citizen-ready by the time they graduate high school. Subscriptions & Action Ads..........Linda Toone Too often our students are ( ranked behind their national Ad Design.............Paula Oakes peers. When I took office, only 26 percent of Oklahoma Page Design........Patty Hankey fourth-graders were proficient in reading. That same Legal Notices.......Patty Hankey year, more than 42 percent of ( college freshmen in the state The Alva Review-Courier is remedial courses, combined with the Woods needed C o u n t y N e w s , T h e A l v a which cost money and earn no Advocate and Newsgram, and is credit. Only assessments tell published every Sunday and us if we are on the right track Friday by Martin Broadcasting before we get students across Corp., 620 Choctaw St., Alva, the graduation stage. OK 73717-1626. Periodical Our students deserve to postage paid at Alva, Oklahoma. know that what they have been Annual subscription rates in taught in their classrooms is Woods County, Oklahoma $72. Elsewhere in Oklahoma $90, truly preparing them for life, elsewhere in the United States whether that life consists of $108. POSTMASTER: Send college or a decent-paying job. address changes to Alva They deserve to know they can Review-Courier, 620 Choctaw compete for any job they wish. St., Alva, OK 73717-1626. Information from assessments Contents Copyright 2014 Member of the Associated Press, tells us whether we’re deliverOklahoma Press Association, ing for our students. They deNational Newspaper Association serve this knowledge.

By Arden Chaffee An article from Smithsonian Magazine called “Look Out Below” brought to mind an urban myth about Alva and a connection to Fulton, Kan. There exists an abandoned 65-year-old trolley terminal under Delancey Street in New York City that the author referred to as “a ghostly space of cobblestones, abandoned tracks and columns supporting vaulted ceilings.” Instead of storage for surplus city goods, it will, with the help of $60 million, become a park with paths, benches and trees that will be usable year around. No weather means no sun, but a system of light poles and fiber optics would bring natural illumination to the area. Is subterranean building a good idea? Ex-

perts say, “yes. No windows to wash, no roof to maintain and the constant temperature should lower HVAC costs.” Underground habitation took place in Rome, Turkey, Italy and, of course, in Western Europe – hence the term “troglodytes,” cave people. What about Alva – did we have underground facilities at one time? Yes. In the ‘20s there was an underground passage between the Pribble Hotel, site of Alva Public Library, and a livery stable north across the street, and there are rumors of others on private property. According to Phil Rush, whom I met at the Wichita Swap Meet, there is a tunnel between the abandoned bank and Masonic Hall in Fulton, Kan., site of Nicki’s Henderson Family Reunion. I’ll check it out this June. If the skyscraper dominated the 20th century, perhaps the 21st will herald the arrival of the earthscraper.

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Marcus and Narcissa Whitman – Part 2 By Roger Hardaway In 1836 Marcus and Narcissa Whitman made the long and difficult journey from New York to Oregon. Once in the Pacific Northwest they opened a Presbyterian mission near where Walla Walla, Wash., is today. Most of the Whitmans’ missionary efforts were aimed at converting Oregon’s American Indians to Christianity. But as more and more Caucasians moved to the area they, too, benefitted from the religious instruction that the Whitmans and other missionaries provided. In 1842 Marcus made a trip to several eastern states, raising money to keep the mission operating. His speeches – as well as letters he and other missionaries sent home – informed Americans east of the Mississippi River about Oregon. Missionaries’ letters were typically read aloud during a Sunday church service and many were also published in local newspapers. All of this set helped off “Oregon Fever,” as a few hundred settlers a year began making the trek to the Pacific Northwest to take advantage of the region’s great climate and farm

land. Soon, Americans in Oregon began asking the U.S. government to resolve the issue of just which parts of the area belonged to Canada and which to the United States. When James K. Polk became President of the United States in 1845, he began negotiations with Great Britain to settle the “Oregon Question.” The resulting Oregon Treaty of 1846 gave the U.S. all lands south of the 49th parallel of latitude. At this time only about 5,000 Americans lived in the Oregon Country – not enough for Congress to create a territory there. But then in November 1847, Indians attacked the Whitman mission, killing Marcus, Narcissa and several other Caucasians, including children. Oregon residents beseeched the U.S. government to make Oregon a territory and station soldiers there to protect the settlers. Congress responded and Oregon became a territory in 1848. In 1859 Congress admitted the State of Oregon to the Union. Thus, the work the Whitmans did during their lifetimes – as well as their unfortunate and untimely deaths—helped to transform Oregon from a wilderness to statehood.

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Dear Margo

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Dear Margo: I am soon to be 27 years old, and my only serious relationship ended a few years ago. In hopes of avoiding the standard meat market of dating, I’m considering registration with I’ve also had my share of casual relationships. Now that I’ve experienced some hard lessons, I’ve chosen to abstain from sex until marriage. My reasons are complex, but simply, I’d rather become serious about the next guy based on friendship and compatibility. Sex can come later – after marriage – and when it does, I can then feel secure and safe about it, as well as have fun. My question is, how do I let a new person know this? Do I post it under “miscellaneous facts” about me, or do I wait until the first or second date? My concern is clarity, timeliness and how to say this without coming off as prudish. After all, I’d like to be honest about the past (to an extent, of course) yet be firm about my new decision. At all costs, I want to avoid what could be an embarrassing misunderstanding. – Seeking Celibate Advice Dear Seek: There is nothing wrong with wishing to be revirgin-

ized. I would not, however, post this fact on any dating site. I suspect you would get zero responses if you were to write: “Likes movies, dining out, swimming, but there will be no sex till marriage.” This is no “miscellaneous fact” for people your age. The time to impart your new philosophy is when the relationship is beginning to look promising and you have established there is definite potential. I feel quite certain, from my mail, that there are men out there who feel as you do. I admire your making this decision, and my instinct is that, for you, it will be a win-win situation. – Margo, virtuously Dear Margo: Three months ago, I got the shock of my life. My husband of 30 years was late coming home from work. He seemed distant and nervous, so I questioned him. It turns out he had been spending a lot of time with another woman – a woman who works at the same place he does. At first he says they were “just friends,” then they started having lunch and spending more time together. He says he began seeking her out, wanting to spend more time with her. She is also married. He says he tried staying away from her, at one point, because he was afraid of his feelings. He told me that they never went “all the way,” just kissed a lot and petted. He claims they came close

when she stripped down to her bra and panties and wiggled around on his lap, but he couldn’t get an erection. He believes this was due to his feelings of guilt about betraying me. At the time of this confession, he asked for a divorce to be with her. Then two days later, he says it’s over and he made a terrible mistake! I am so confused and angry I could just scream! And I’m not sure I believe his not going all the way, either. What are your thoughts? – Angry and Confused in New Jersey Dear Ang: Wiggling around on his lap, huh? I don’t know about “all the way,” but he clearly went too far. The good news is he’s probably not an experienced cheater; the “distant and nervous” attests to this. The length of your marriage suggests a severe midlife crisis. You need to find out what he thinks is missing at home, and also explore whether or not you can forgive him. I suspect this would be best done with an experienced couples counselor, along with what the docs call “the tincture of time.” Good luck. – Margo, probingly Dear Margo is written by Margo Howard, Ann Landers’ daughter. All letters must be sent via the online form at dearmargo. Due to a high volume of e-mail, not all letters will be answered.

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Dear Annie: Many years ago, I was raped. Back then, there weren’t any rape counselors. I confided in my sister but never reported it. I learned to live through it. A few years later, I was stunned to see this same man at my nephew’s college graduation party. I told my sister this was the man who had raped me. She said she had never seen “Nick” display any violent tendencies, and that she and her husband had many business dealings with him. He then showed up at her place for another party. His presence brought back all of my suppressed fears. I was frightened, cried and left, but not before I shared my experience with my two grown nephews. My sister was livid that I told her sons about the rape. I said they deserve to know who their parents’ friends are. Nick was chummy with my nephews, and it made me sick. My fears began to fade when I learned that Nick was moving out of state. My husband and I also moved away. My sister never confronted Nick about me. But when I came back to visit a few years ago, I saw pictures of her 50th birthday party, and there was Nick, seated with her family, having a great time. My sister is now 68. Looking through her Facebook page, I saw Nick in several recent photos of her with her friends. I am terribly upset that she continues to associate with this man and apparently doesn’t care how I feel. How do I work through this? I don’t want to ruin my friendship with my sister. – Still Scared Dear Still: Your sister prefers to deny that Nick raped you, because it allows her to maintain a relationship with a man with whom she has business dealings.

It’s good that you have moved far enough away to limit contact. We also suggest you steer clear of her Facebook page, where you are likely to see photographs of Nick. But please know that it is never too late to get counseling. Contact RAINN ( and ask to speak to someone. Dear Annie: Cremation seems to be getting more popular, but advisory notices from the cremation societies all say that there is at present no way of extracting DNA from cremains. I feel the funeral homes should be obligated to preserve a DNA sample, even if it is a lock of hair. Some years ago, a woman named Anna Anderson claimed, probably sincerely, that she was Grand Duchess Anastasia from the Czarist Romanov family. A DNA sample proved otherwise. She had been cremated, and no one ever would have known the truth, but fortunately, a body part from an earlier operation had been preserved. I realize that was an unusual case, but it did solve a mystery, and there may be others waiting to be solved. Perhaps people could make a provision in their will that a DNA sample be preserved. – P.J. Dear P.J.: You are correct that DNA is destroyed during the cremation process. However, we don’t necessarily agree that the burden of extracting a DNA sample should belong to the funeral homes, and a provision in a will would be heard too late. In potential criminal cases, the police handle it. Otherwise, if someone wants their DNA preserved, they can do it on their own or notify family members to take a sample before consigning the body to the funeral home. Dear Annie: I agree with your response to “Worried” that he

shouldn’t be so upset about his girlfriend’s risk-taking behavior based on her age. However, I wish you had addressed the issue of the lady’s constantly changing the meeting times. This shows a total lack of respect and consideration for her partner. This relationship will not last based on this issue alone. – No Procrastinator Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at

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By Tom and Ray Magliozzi Dear Tom and Ray: I tow a 6,500-pound travel trailer with a 2009 GMC Sierra. The truck has a 5.6-liter engine with a trailertowing package. My friends tell me not to tow with the cruise control on. I can find nothing in the owner’s manual pertaining to this. Is it safe to tow with the cruise control on? – Russell RAY: I don’t see why not. All the cruise control does is keep your speed steady. And if the vehicle is otherwise capable of towing the load, it shouldn’t have an adverse effect on anything. TOM: The only exception would be if you’re towing in a hilly area. In that case, in order to keep the truck at a precise, constant speed, the cruise control may force the automatic transmission to “hunt” for the right gear, and might go back and forth between gears quite frequently. RAY: That’s something that happens anyway in hilly driving, even without cruise control. It’s not particularly harmful; it’s just annoying. TOM: If you were driving without cruise control in those hills, you might have a little more influence over the hunting. You might back

off the gas pedal in certain situations, or downshift the transmission temporarily to stop the hunting. RAY: But you can downshift with the cruise control on, too, if you notice hunting and it bothers you. TOM: Just make sure you follow all the other towing recommendations the manufacturer makes, which probably include turning the overdrive off when towing, and strapping on two pairs of Depends before you head out with 6,500 pounds kissing your rear bumper. RAY: But I’d say there’s no real problem with using cruise control while towing, especially for normal highway driving, Russell. *** Wait! Don’t buy another car without the mechanic’s checklist that’s included in Tom and Ray’s pamphlet “How to Buy a Great Used Car: Secrets Only Your Mechanic Knows.” It will help you get a good used car and avoid the clunkers. Send $4.75 (check or money order) to Used Car, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. *** Get more Click and Clack in their new book, “Ask Click and Clack: Answers from Car Talk.” Got a question about cars? Write to Click and Clack in care of this newspaper, or email them by visiting the Car Talk website at www.

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Q&A: Mrs. Harper By Brice Barke Barke Mrs. Harper is a lovely person who has been teaching for 29 years and had previously taught at Woodward. She decided to become a teacher because she wanted to coach and because she didn’t really know about too many other occupations. She has an elementary certificate so she gets shifted around to different subjects each year; and she attended and graduated from NWOSU (Northwestern Oklahoma

State University). When asked what her most memorable coaching moment was she said, “Winning the Alva seventh-grade track meet, and winning the Freedom Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Basketball Festival.” When questioned about some of her favorite things these were her answers: Q: What’s your favorite quote? A: “Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Mrs. Harper has been teaching students for over 29 years

Mock interviews held By Yearbook Staff Recently, Freedom High School computer students got an experience that will help them when they begin entering college or the workforce. Each student has been working on learning how to interview and create a resume. Thanks to local community members, these students were able to get a first hand taste of what facing a multiple-member interview team might feel like. Each student nervously awaited their turn to face the team of four interviewers, which consisted of Dr. Kay Decker, Northwestern Oklahoma State University professor; Donna Fearing, school special ed director; Brett Smith, Freedom State Bank president; and Brett Hill, school principal. Six students in all were interviewed; they were Kanako Ogura, Tiffany Weber, Rosanna Hoffmann, Ismael Ontiveros, Bruno Mendonca and Rhett Mullins. Students will now reflect on the interview and what, if anything they need to work on to improve their interview skills.

Q: What is your pet peeve? A: Kids not turning in homework or talking when they shouldn’t be! Q: What are some of your hobbies? A: Riding horses; yard work Q: What is your favorite movie? A: John Wayne in “The Cowboys” Q: What is your favorite food? A: Mexican food Q: What is your favorite dessert? A: Ice cream Q: What is your favorite college/ NFL team? A: OU Sooners/Minnesota Vikings Q: What is your favorite animal? A: Horse, dog and cat all tie for my favorite. Q: What is your favorite type of music? A: Country Q: What is your favorite sport? A: I can’t pick one. Football, basketball and softball. Q: What is your favorite book? A: “I Am Third” by Gale Sayers Q: Who is your favorite actor? A: John Wayne

Mrs. Charlotte Selfridge helping one of her students.

Charlotte Selfridge: computer technician/teacher By Cameron Denham Recently this reporter asked the computer teacher, Charlotte Selfridge, some questions. Below are the surprising results. Q: How long have you been teaching? A: From 2004 to 2009, then I took a four-year hiatus. Q: That’s six years of teaching. Where were you teaching before you came to Freedom? A: I taught at Waynoka Junior/ High School. Q: What are your favorite things to do outside of school?

A: When the weather is nice enough I like to travel and I like to fish. Q: What are some of your favorite things? A: I like rock music, the Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers, watching softball, and tennis and volleyball – which were sports I played in high school. My favorite saying is by Walter Payton: “Tomorrow is promised to no one.” Q: Who is your favorite actor? A: Tommy Lee Jones, from Men in Black and many other movies. Who doesn’t like Men in Black?

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Top 10 reasons Oklahoma public schools are in a fix (Note from Superintendent Danny McCuiston: I first met Lloyd Snow when he was the superintendent of Elgin Public Schools, my wife Sandy’s hometown in southwest Oklahoma. That was a number of years ago as I was just beginning my career as an instructor of agriculture education. Snow has held numerous positions of leadership in educational

professional organizations throughout his career and I have felt his is an opinion to which I should pay attention. I believe as an electorate we are facing what may be one of the most critical times I can ever remember, and to delegate the right of representation to others and remain inactive could be the wrong course of action. So it matters not

if you agree, disagree, care, don’t care, or have a completely different personal agenda. I encourage each and every individual to become politically involved with your political representation now so rural voices can be heard once again at the Capitol Building in Oklahoma City. To me, it is not more important to be either Democrat or Republican but more important to be an Oklahoman.) By Lloyd Snow I think Diane Ravitch gets it right in her latest book “Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools.” She says the only crisis in public education is the one ginned up by government bureaucrats, major foundations and an odd coalition of elitists and commercial hustlers who have made inflated claims about the virtues of vouchers, charter schools, virtual schools, standardized testing, merit pay, etc. They insist that poverty has no correlation to low academic achievement and that overhauling our entire system along business lines is the way to go. I feel like business/industry/ philanthropists /politicians are Mckenna Nixon and Emma Reed will attend Girls State May 25-30 trying to FIX us – not like a car; on OU campus like a cat! Friends, our public schools are like the Statue of Liberty. We take the tired, hungry, poor, huddled masses and we give them hope and opportunity. By Morgan Collier I wish folks who think they Recently we asked Islia Barnes have to fix us would explain how so to take some time out of herbusy many of their “reforms” will help day to answer some questions we had for her, and now we would like to share those questions, and their answers, to help you learn a little more about her. Q: Why did you decide to work at Freedom School? A: I love to cook, and getting to see all the kids is a cherry on top of the job. Q: How long have you worked at the school? A: I first was employed at Freedom School during the 2006-2007 Islia Barnes school years; I was rehired Jan. 7, A: Yard work, crocheting and 2014. Q: What is your job here at my grandchildren. Q: Who is your role model? Freedom School? A: My grandmother. A: Cafeteria manager. Q: What is your favorite music? Q: Did you attend college? If A: Country gospel. so, what was your major? So there is a little information A: Yes, accounting. Q: What are some of your hob- on Islia Barnes, Freedom School’s cafeteria manager. bies?

Meet Islia Barnes

Our cook, Heidi Cook By Yearbook Staff Since the beginning of second semester the students at Freedom School have another new person feeding them breakfast and lunch every day. Her name is Heidi Cook, and she always has a smile on her face and welcomes the children. Heidi decided to take the Child Nutrition position here because of the friendly environment. Cook took a few minutes out of her very busy schedule to tell us a little bit about herself. For instance, interestingly, Cook’s favorite food and dessert are seafood and brownies! She considers her mother her role model. Cook enjoys reading and fishing. Her favorite author is P.C. Cast, a Tulsa author, and her favorite book is “Fireproof.” Among her other favorites are basketball, horses and the color pink. Cook’s favorite movie is “The Goonies” and her favorite actor and actress are Vin Diesel and Kristen Bell. She enjoys country music and her favorite sports team is the OSU

Heidi Cook Cowboys. Cook says “Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place if they had better things in their lives they wouldn’t have time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not other’s opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.”

teachers teach and children learn. I deal with real teachers and kids. They are not numbers. Here are my top 10 reasons to be concerned about what getting fixed feels like in public education: No. 10: High stakes testing is out of control. It stifles entrepreneurship, creativity, curiosity and the American spirit. No. 9: Most of us have not had enough time to learn, tweak, embrace common core much less understand the high stakes implications for students and teachers. No. 8: Too many talented teachers are retiring too early for the wrong reasons: feeling undervalued and unappreciated. No. 7: Too few young people are entering into our profession. The toxic political rhetoric, along with low pay and constant criticisms, are having an impact. No. 6: Flawed school district report cards are not purposeful or useful. No. 5: Local school boards are losing the ability to govern. When did we lose our kids, our schools, our community? No. 4: Public education is being hijacked by private business and industry concerned mostly about profit not pupils. No. 3: Dealing with leadership at the state Department of Education is, put kindly, challenging and frustrating. No. 2: The script (reforms) is crafted by think tanks – folks far from classrooms, kids and teachers. For some reason our legislators

feel like the American Legislative Exchange Council and Jeb Bush’s foundation know more about schools and education than seasoned teachers and administrators. No. 1: Forty-ninth or 50th is not OK. Funding for public education in Oklahoma has fallen from 38.2 percent of total budget appropriations to an all-time low of 33.8 percent or 33.2 percent depending on how you interpret the data. Bottom line: Since 2009 we have 40,000 more students in our state and $200 million fewer dollars to educate them. And of course these so-called reform mandates were unfunded. In my opinion, reforms absent resources are ridiculous and political nonsense. We must protect public education, the cornerstone of our democracy. Public education has not failed. Ninety-five percent of our schools are successful. Test scores are higher than ever. Our dropout rate is lower than ever. The achievement gaps are narrowing. We must tell policymakers we are here and will not allow our public schools to be dismantled. We must advocate vigorously for our kids and public education. We must become an army of voices. It is not too late to be heard and be saved. There is nothing so wrong with our schools that cannot be fixed by what is right with our schools. We cannot be silent. We must save public education. Lloyd Snow is superintendent of the Sand Springs school district

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The Ladybugs push past Verdigris to head to state semifinals By Leslie Nation BETHANY – The Alva High School Ladybugs struggled early against the Lady Cardinals in round one of the state basketball tournament, but huge rallies gave Alva the knockout win over Verdigris on Thursday afternoon. Though the Ladybugs started out with the early lead, the Lady Cardinals were never far behind during the first quarter. After three minutes ticked off the clock, Verdigris’ Baileigh O’Dell gave the Lady Cardinals their biggest lead – three points – of the game. Backto-back buckets from 6-foot-3 Nicole Ritter was the answer from the Ladybugs as they took back a one-point lead before going on an 8-2 rally. Freshman Whitney Randall had the hot hand in that rally making six of those points to give Alva a four-point lead to close out the first quarter 20-16. Not long into the second quar-

ter, Verdigris tied the game up at 20 off a rare four-point play from Keara Battenfield. Fellow teammate Taylor Beck followed that up with a fast break lay-in to get the Lady Cardinals’ only lead of the second quarter with 7:11 left in the first half. The Ladybugs took control of the next four minutes of regulation to put up a 12-0 run and lead by 10 points with the score at 32-22. Alva maintained a nine-point deficit for the final 2:16 of the first half to lead 37-28. Verdigris was not ready to give the game away and came out with two quick buckets to start off the second half and cut the lead to five. Jaden Hobbs was able to break away from the pack in transition to go up for the fast break layup, but the ball hit the side of the rim into the hands of Bailey Forell for the put back and Alva’s first goal of the third quarter. The Lady Cardinals were able

to come back to trail by at least three points with 1:24 left in the third, but the Ladybugs held them at bay. After a minute ticked off the play clock, the Ladybugs got their first field goal of the fourth as Hobbs drained a pair of threes followed by another bucket from Ritter to get back their 10-point lead. From there the Lady Cardinals started to unravel on the court as Hobbs pushed Alva to their biggest lead of the night of 16 points. The Ladybugs would win the game 6856 to advance to the semifinals. Game Stats Hobbs hit the game-high with 30 points – she was 10 of 11 from the charity line – to go along with her four rebounds, four assists and three steals. Randall hit double figures with 17 points, shooting 50 percent from the field and pulling down five boards. Lora Riley was just shy of double figures with nine points against the Lady Cardinal

and eight rebounds. Ritter contributed six points followed by Forell with four and Morgan Shiever with two. The team-high for Verdigris was O’Dell with 21 points hitting eight of 24 from the field for 33.3 percent. Battenfield and Beck were the other Lady Cardinals to hit double digits with 11 and 10 points respectively. Courtney Risenhoover added her eight points for Verdigris

followed by Caitlyn Hanslovan with five and Erin Raines with one. The Ladybugs will face off with the Washington Lady Warriors tonight at 8 p.m. in Sawyer Center at Southern Nazarene University. Score By Period Team


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Junior Lora Riley (#15) looks for an open teammate inside as Caitlyn Jaden Hobbs (#23) drives past Verdigris defender Erin Raines (#12) at the top of the key. Hobbs had 30 Hanslovan (#1) from Verdigris defends at the top of the key. Photo by Leslie Nation points against the Lady Cardinal on Thursday. Photo by Leslie Nation

Rangers sweep Panhandle, Tough love pays off run winning streak to four for Price, Rangers NWOSU Sports Information GOODWELL – The Northwestern Oklahoma State baseball team swept a pair of seven-inning games Wednesday afternoon at Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU), 8-7 and 9-7. In the opener, Northwestern (12-7) broke up a 3-all tie with a five-run sixth inning, then survived a furious OPSU comeback in the final frame.

Jonathan Freemyer’s pinch-hit single drove in a pair to give the Rangers the lead. Logan Porter and Chris Hammerl each added two RBI’s of their own. In game two, Alex Marquez hit a three-run home run and Joshua Caruso added a base-clearing double as part of a six-run third inning. After OPSU (5-18) drew to within 8-7 in the fourth, reliever

Christian Lofontan restored order with three scoreless innings of relief, and Corey Korenic retired the final three batters to earn his first save. Caruso added an RBI double later in the game. He finished the day three for six with four RBIs and three runs scored. Dillon Perkins doubled twice in five at bats and scored three times. Northwestern improved to 5-0 against OPSU this season. The Rangers resume Great American Conference play on Friday afternoon with a 3 p.m. doubleheader against Ouachita Baptist. Game One Score By Inning Team NWOSU 030 005 0 OPSU 000 030 4 -

Game Two Score By Inning Team NWOSU 006 210 0 OPSU 032 200 0 -

There are times in each person’s life when a little tough love is needed to help him or her along the right path. Trisha Price got a taste of it during practice last week, and it led her to the breakaway roping winner’s circle this past weekend at the Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College rodeo. It was the first time in her two-and-a-half years of Central Plains Region rodeo that the Faith, S.D., cowgirl earned a breakaway title. “I was really struggling, and I cried three days in practice last week,” said Price, who received a little motivation from former Ranger Perry Dietz. “Perry made me get off the horse and run. I was throwR H E ing a fit, so I had to run down the 8 8 3 arena and back and help bring the calves back. 7 7 2 “It definitely gave me the mental toughness I needed.” Dietz also helped in other ways. Price dismounted her own horse R H E and borrowed Dietz’s palomino 9 10 3 mare, Trudy. It paid off in southeastern Kansas, where Price scored 7 7 0 a 2.8-second run in the first round

to finish in a tie for fifth place; she followed that up with a 3.1-second run to win the short round and the two-run aggregate. “That was a good little boost of confidence,” she said. Yes, it was. Her poise came from many outlets, including Trudy. “Switching horses was another variable,” Price said. “She’s a nice little mare. It was hard to get on a different horse, because they’re two completely different horses, but I was blessed that he was willing to let me ride her.” It paid off quite well. Price moved from out of the running to ninth in the breakaway roping standings in the region with 145. She trails the leader by 143.3 points. She could, in one fell swoop, move up to the top spot in the Central Plains with another strong weekend – the next opportunity will be at the Southeastern Oklahoma State University rodeo, set for April 3-4 in Durant, Okla. “With the amount of points that separate ninth to first, a lot can hap-

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Countdown begins to 2014 Ranger men finish Ranger football golf weekend 14th at Central NWOSU Sports Information Northwestern Oklahoma State head football coach Alan Hall has announced the dates and times for the team’s 18th Annual Golf Weekend. The 2014 event will take place during the first weekend of June. Participants are invited to a 6 p.m. hog roast and 7 p.m. benefit auction

on Friday evening, June 6, with tournament action beginning Saturday morning, June 7. Golfers will tee off in either the morning flight at 7 a.m. or with the afternoon flight, beginning at 1 p.m. Registration deadline is May 18. The field will be limited to the first 36 teams. To sign up, fill out the form on the tournament brochure (look

for it on the football page at www. and mail to the Northwestern football office. See the brochure for additional information on tournament rules, prizes, area lodging or potential sponsorship opportunities. For additional questions, contact Coach Hall at 580-327-8488 or e-mail aahall@

Rangers struggle offensively in two losses to Oklahoma Christian NWOSU Sports Information OKLAHOMA CITY – Northwestern Oklahoma State struggled to get the bats going in two losses to Oklahoma Christian, 9-1 and 6-0. Shyanne Nichols was one of the few bright spots for the Rangers on offense going two for five in two games, including a double. Only four other Rangers recorded a hit in the doubleheader, including Megan Sanders’ RBI single. The team as whole hit a dismal .14- on the day compared to the Eagles’ .375 in the doubleheader. Game One After scoring the first run of the game, the Rangers were unable to bring any more across the plate. The Eagles went on to score nine of their own runs to take the game by an eight-run margin. Oklahoma Christian went scoreless in the first, but turned on the bats in the second, recording four hits and plating two runs in the process to take a 2-1 advantage. The Rangers recorded at least

one hit in the remaining three innings, but were unable to bring any more runs across the plate. The hosts only scored one more run over the next two innings, but the bats heated up again in the fifth and final inning. Oklahoma Christian recorded three hits, including a grand slam by Danielle Collins, which ultimately closed the game out for the Eagles in the run rule. Five different Rangers recorded hits in the game, but nobody recorded more than one. Score By Inning Team R NWOSU 010 00 - 1 OCU 021 06 - 9

H E 5 1 10 2

OC, they got on the board in the bottom of the third, plating two runs on a double by Martha Thomas who went 2-for-3 with four RBIs. The Eagles scored one more in the fourth and three more in the sixth to close out Northwestern. Taylor Mosher threw a complete game shutout for Oklahoma Christian, making her season record 4-4. Shelby Anderson was credited with the loss, only her second of the season. Anderson is now 8-2 on the year. Northwestern will be back in conference play on Friday and Saturday at Ouachita Baptist, where they will look to maintain their lead in league play. The Lady Tigers will host the Rangers on Friday at 2 and 4 p.m.

Game Two Northwestern was able to get Score By Inning two runners aboard, one being off Team R H E a hit by Nichols, but the Rangers couldn’t bring them home leaving NWOSU 000 000 0 - 0 1 1 the two on base. OCU 002 103 x - 6 8 1 After two scoreless innings for

Region Crossover NWOSU Sports Information GARDEN CITY, Kan. – The Central Region Crossover has been cancelled to weather and high winds. Northwestern Oklahoma State finished the tournament in 14th place. Wayne Heffington (79-78 – 157) finished first on the Ranger squad in 64th place, while David Turner (84-77 – 161) and Drew Sims (8478 – 162) were one stroke apart and finished 78th and 81st respectively. Taylor Lehman (81-83 – 164) rounded out the team scoring for the Rangers. Northwestern individual Corey Brewer (77-81 – 158) finished in a tie for 68th in the tourney. After shooting a 79 in round one,

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Kyle Ward withdrew from the tournament due to injury. The Rangers ended up 39 strokes ahead of Friends University and 24 strokes behind 13th place Garden City Community College. Tournament host Colorado School of Mines finished in first place with a team total of 573. Mines finished 15 shots clear of second place Colorado State Pueblo, and 16 ahead of Texas A&M International. Michael Lee of Mines earned the first place trophy carding a 67-72 – 139 for a five under par tournament. Northwestern will tee it up again on March 24 and 25 at the Lions Classic in Ft. Smith, Ark., at Hardscrabble Country Club.


Board member Terry Turner moved to allow the mayor to sign the annexation agreement. Gary Lehl provided the second. The annexation process takes approximately a month. All airport tenants and property owners in the area will receive an annexation by mail. Board Member Comments Kinzie asked if there was a way to patch some wide cracks in the pavement on the access roads to the taxiway. “If those cracks get any worse, we’re going to have to do something major,” Kinzie said. “I’d like to be

proactive.” Dunham said he would ask city street crews to come repair the cracks when they are working on the south end of town. Following the meeting, Kinzie gave Dunham a tour of the areas needing repair. It was announced that there would not be a fly-in breakfast this month. Dunham reminded the board of the city auction, which will be held April 26 at the Alva Recreation Complex. The board has a fuel trailer listed for auction.

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Need an answer? By Pastor M.L. Hadsell Hopeton Church In the Bible we can read in the book of 1 Samuel chapter 1 about Hannah, a woman who was childless. In those days, that was considered a curse. Hannah was loved deeply by her husband, Elkanah, but could give him no child. She wept over her condition and sadness filled her life. She was a woman who needed an answer. Deep need is a powerful motivator. It drives some to depression, drugs or into making poor choices. The right response in deep need

is modeled by this woman with a deep need. Her need drove her to seek God in a powerful way. Hannah was driven to God in desperation. Hannah prayed! Her prayer was not out of a book but out of her deep need! She was in “bitterness of soul,” praying to the Lord, and weeping in anguish. She made a desperate promise: “Give me a male child, and I’ll give him to you.” Her prayer in the tabernacle was so deep that her lips only moved but she had no voice. Eli the priest thought that she was drunk. He rebuked her,

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but she responded, “I have not been drinking; I have poured out my soul before the Lord.” After such deep prayer, she left in peace; she had “prayed through” – she had heard something. Hannah’s prayer was beyond mere emotion. Her prayer was one of deep integrity. She was both passionate and honest before the Lord. She prayed in the Holy Spirit; she prayed powerfully. Extraordinary prayer brings extraordinary results. She knew He had heard her. Peace is an answer. The Lord answered her prayer, and she kept her word. She gave her son, Samuel, to God. The great moves of God have come when His people have prayed like Hannah, out of deep need and deep desire. And those who prayed in that way have often been reviled and misunderstood. But the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous avails much (see James 5:16). We might ask, “How serious are our needs and how fervent are our prayers?” Just a thought.

Area Church Directory

College & Center, Alva 327-2524

Alva Wesleyan Church Third & Church, Alva 327-2636

Barnes Street Church of Christ 1024 Barnes Street, Alva

Bible Baptist Church 402 Choctaw, Alva 327-1582

Capron United Methodist Church 580-829-4416

Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church

Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church

First Baptist Church

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Fifth & Maple, Alva 327-0894

210 S. Main, Waynoka

Twelfth & Church, Alva 327-0339

College & Church, Alva 327-2623

St. Cornelius Catholic Church 404 S. Massachusetts, Cherokee

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Seventh Day Adventist Tenth & Church, Alva 327-4752

College & Maple, Alva 327-0194

Town & Country Christian Church

First Presbyterian Church

Ninth & Church, Alva 327-0811

Seventh & Church 327-3895

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

First United Methodist Church

Ninth & Center, Alva 327-2846

Freedom United Methodist Church

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1407 Thunderbird Rd., Alva 327-2993

Church of the Nazarene College & Locust, Alva 327-2566

College Hill Church of Christ 1102 College Blvd., Alva 327-0130

Community of Christ First & Church, Alva 327-0719

Dacoma Church of God 505 Broadway, Dacoma

Alva Church of God Saturday, March 15: This evening we will serve our annual spaghetti supper from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Alva Wesleyan food pantry. Come enjoy food and fellowship and help a good cause. All you can eat spaghetti, salad and dessert. Sunday, March 16: Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Robert Brown will bring the sermon entitled “Keeping Our Spiritual Life Strong.” This evening at 6 p.m. we continue our great new series – Bible 101. Please come join us at our church located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, or visit our website at www. Alva Friends Church Sunday, March 16: We invite you and your family to join us here on the corner of College Avenue and Center Street as together we worship and serve the Lord. Sunday school for all ages will begin at 9:30

First Assembly of God

7 mi W on Hwy 64, 10 mi N, 2 mi W 430-9026

Church of God

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College & Church, Alva 327-2571

Third & Maple, Alva 327-0510

800 Eagle Pass, Freedom 580-621-3580

Campus Ministries

Park & Church, Alva 327-4210 (327-0817)

1020 College, Alva - 580-371-5957

Grace & Faith Fellowship

Baptist Student Union

Green Valley Free Methodist Church South of Alva on Hwy 45 580-871-2456

Hopeton Wesleyan Church

Chi Alpha Student Fellowship

(Upstairs at First Assembly of God) 904 Fifth, Alva - 327-0894

Church of Christ Bible Chair 1108 College, Alva - 327-4511

8 miles S of Alva on Hwy 281 580-435-2400

College & Barnes, Alva - 327-5433

1.6 miles E on Hwy 64, Alva

1027 Eighth, Alva - 327-2046

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness

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Wesley House

Marshall Funeral Home

PO Box 804 230 Flynn • Alva, OK 327-2311


PO Box 178 1872 Cecil • Waynoka, OK 824-2311

a.m. Fellowship time with coffee and donuts is at 10:10 a.m. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Mark will share with the Little Friends and preach the message “Who’s In Control?” from Matthew 5:3848. Judy Throckmorton will lead the worship. Bobbie Powers will lead the singing. Accompanists are Sherry Williams on the organ and Judy Throckmorton on the piano. Wednesday, March 19: An adult Bible study meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. All are welcome. If you would like further information about our church, please contact Pastor Mark McDonald at markmc3@ or 580-430-1938. Alva Wesleyan Church Sunday, March 16: Sunday worship is at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Evening Bible study is held at 6 p.m. Alva Wesleyan Church is on the corner of Third and Church streets, Alva, 580-327-2636. If you have any questions, call 580-327-2636. Avard Christian Church Sunday, March 16: Sunday school is at 10 a.m, Worship begins at 11 a.m. Avard Christian Church is 7 miles west of Alva on Highway 64 and 7 miles south on County Road 370, or 6 miles south on Highway 281 and 7 miles west on Garvin Rd. Avard Christian Church, Rt. 2 Box 92, Alva, OK 73717. Pastor Neal Gordon, 580-431- 2646; cell 580430-8464. Barnes Street Church of Christ Sunday, March 16: Sunday worship services will be at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. (7 p.m. during daylight savings time). Visitors are most welcome to attend the worship services. For more information, contact Landis Trekell (327-0865), Andrew Rhodes (327-3368), Brian Gaddy (327-5130) or Gray Fields (3276676). Bible Baptist Church All services will be held at Fourth and Choctow in the fellowship hall of our church building Sunday, March 16: Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. There are graded classes for children, a teen class, a college and career class and an adult class. Morning worship service will start at 11 a.m. Evening service will begin at 6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Teen Impact will also meet at this time and is open to all teens from sixth to 12th grade. Wise Guys, our youth program for pre-school to fifth-grade children, will also meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 18: Celebrate Recovery will meet in the church fellowship hall. We will start at our new meeting time of 6:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a Christbased recovery program to help provide a safe place to discover a Savior who can give freedomm from hang ups, hurts and habits. Everyone is in vited to attend. Wednesday, March 19: At 7 p.m. will be our prayer meeting and Bible study in the church fellowship hall. Teen Impact will meet at 7 p.m. for Bible study time. As always, transportation and nurseries are available for all services. We look forward to having you and your family visit us this Sunday! Capron United Methodist Church Sunday, March 16: If you don’t have a church home, we would love

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for you to worship with us. Service starts at 9:15 a.m. through singing and preaching of the Word. Pastor Clark’s message is entitled “Why Should He Love Me So?” based on John 3:16. Adult Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m. For more information about our church, activities or if you have a need, please call 580-2164787. Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church Sunday, March 16: Pastor Harold Henson and the entire Cedar Grove family desire to get to know you and your family when you join our loving and caring congregation of all ages, as we discover the truths of Jesus Christ are love, grace, forgiveness, joy and fellowship through Sunday school at 10 a.m. and at 11 a.m. the morning worship. Church of the Nazarene Sunday, March 16: News – experience AlvaNaz! Are you looking for a church to call home? We want to welcome you to our services and experience God’s love with our church family! Be our guest @ AlvaNaz! Come and join our family. Need a ride? Please call 327-2566 or 7320424 to reserve your ride today! We can pick you up for breakfast, Bible study and morning worship. God wants you to spend eternity with him. We have a great time at AlvaNaz! Free breakfast @ 9 a.m., Bible study @ 9:30 a.m. and worship/ children’s church @ 10:45 a.m. Prayer for the week – Dear God: Thank you for this beautiful day. Your creation stands as a testimony to your awesom power. In Jesus name, Amen. If you have a prayer request, please email it to WorshipGod@ We want to pray for you! AlvaNaz – A Church For All People – 728 College – 580327-2566 – www.AlvaNaz. org. Email addresses: church –; Pastor Tom – or, telephone 816-786-8544; Children’s Pastor Lydia Campbell – lydiac@ or, telephone 580-732-0424. Find us on Facebook at www. College Hill Church of Christ Sunday, March 16: Sunday Bible class for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Following the weekly fellowship lunch, the afternoon service will begin at 12:45 p.m. Don’t miss a Sunday with our great Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! From our family to yours, we sincerely invite you to worship God with us this coming Sunday. Be encouraged and lifted up as we sing songs of praise, lift up our prayers to God, observe the Lord’s Supper, and hear a portion of His eternal word. You will be sure to enjoy our “no visitor left behind” policy which means that, as a visitor, you will be greeted and we would love the opportunity to get to know you more. Dacoma United Methodist Church Sunday, March 16: We will gather at 8:30 a.m. for fellowship coffee and donuts. Morning worship will begin at 9 a.m. At 9:15 a.m. will be children’s Sunday school. Wednesday, March 19: Bible study will begin at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome. All visitors are welcome at Dacoma United Methodist Church,

which is located at 900 Main St., Dacoma, Okla. Eagle Pass Baptist Church Sunday, March 16: At 9:40 a.m., join us for a friendly visit and have some coffee. 10 a.m. – Bible Explorers: getting you into the Bible and the Bible into you. Groups: Young Explorers ages 5-11, Young Teen Explorers ages 12-16 and Adult Explorers ages 17 and older. 11 a.m. – Praise and worship. 3 p.m. – Discipleship. When you walk in, you will be our guest, but you will walk out family! Meeting at the Senior Citizens Building, 941 Eagle Pass, Freedom. Contact Pastor Dale at 580-430-9079. Jeans and children are welcome! First Assembly of God Sunday, March 16: Morning worship will be at 10:45 a.m. Evening worship will begin at 6 p.m. For more information please contact us at 580-327-0894. First Baptist Church Sunday, March 16: Sunday school will begin at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. will be morning worship. The choir will rehearse at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19: Hand bells will rehearse at 4 p.m. At 5 p.m. is a paid supper. At 6 p.m. will be Team Kids, youth, and small groups. The Worship Band will practice at 7:3-0 p.m. First Christian Church Sunday, March 16: In preparation for Easter, we will be praying together weekly for different areas of our greater community. This week we will focus our prayers on our community’s churches. Please join us for Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19: There will be no Wednesday activities this week due to spring break. Please come join us at First Christian Church. First Presbyterian Church Sunday, March 16: Sunday school will be at 9:50 a.m. Worship is at 11 a.m. The worship leader will be Marge Franz. The ushers will be Phil & Cindy Self, John & Martha Evans, and Gregg Glass. The sermon title is “Nicodemus, Come On Down,” based on John 3:1-17. Rev. J.F. Wickey will preach. Monday, March 17: The Evening Circle will meet at 7:30 p.m. Elaine Schnebel will be the hostess. Tuesday, March 18: At noon, PW will meet for a sack lunch. The study leader will be Marge Franz. Wednesday, March 19: We will not have a fellowhsip dinner this evening. First United Methodist Church Sunday, March 16: Sunday school for infants through adults will begin at 9:30 a.m. The worship service will be at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Terry Martindale’s sermon is entitled “Busy: Reconnecting with an Unhurried God,” based on Luke 10:38-42. Liturgist will be Larry Thorne. Children’s Time will be presented by Jeanie Wade. Ushers will be Troy & Liz Smith, Della Dunnigan, Sam Pangburn and Saundra Boyd. Committees will not meet – Finance and Church Council are postponed until March 23; Trustees is postponed until March 30. Spring break (Monday through Friday) office hours are 9 a.m. to noon, with the office closed in the afternoons. Tuesday, March 18: United Methodist Women circles meet:

Priscilla at 9:30 a.m. in the Church Parlor (hostess and devotion by Jeanie Wade; co-hostess Myrna Millege; program by Joyce Dixon); Mary-Martha at 2 p.m. at Sally Wiersig’s home (co-hostess and program by Evelyn Kramp; devotion by Melba Richey); Hannah at 7 p.m. in the Church Parlor (hostess Della Dunnigan; co-hostess Dottie Gatz; program by Barbara Rockenbach; devotion by Paula McMurphy). Wednesday, March 19: No evening activities today. Thursday, March 20: The Noon Community Bible Experience at The Runnymede will not meet. Hopeton Church Hopeton: a non-typical church! You don’t have to dress in a suit to be accepted; you can wear your jeans, get a cup of coffee, and enjoy contemporary music, great videos, and a relevant message. Hopeton Church meets at 10 a.m. at the main campus in Hopeton, just a few short miles south of Alva on 281. Coffee bar begins at 9:30 a.m. in the new children’s wing. A second service is held at the northern campus, The eXtreme, at the corner of College and Barnes Street in Downtown Alva, beginning at 1 p.m. The coffee bar opens at 12:30 p.m. We have something for every age: nursery, children, teens, adults, women’s support groups, and adult small H.O.M.E. groups for fellowship. 19390 County Road 440, PO Box 7, Hopeton, OK 73746. Phone: 580-435-2400, fax: 580-435-2401, email:, Web site: eXtreme Youth Center All middle and high school students are invited to come to this fun place to hang out after school. Winter hours are Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. To 5:30 p.m. The eXtreme is under the direction of Hopeton Church youth pastors Jason and Kristin Arnold. They are the new Student Ministries pastors for both Hopeton Church and the eXtreme. For more information, call 327-5433. Town and Country Christian Church Sunday, March 16: Sunday school for all ages will start at 9:30 a.m. The adult Sunday school lesson is “Peter’s Report,” from Psalm 110:1-4, Acts 2:22-27, 29-32. The greeter will be Verna Graybill. At 10:30 a.m. worship service will start. Cherie Lau will play the piano. Song leader will be Kim Foster. Serving communion will be Paul Cole and Justin Lau. Children’s Church will be held. Pastor Paul Cole will bring the message “The Empty Tomb Brings the Trial,” based on Luke 23:1-2. Tuesday, March 18: Town and Country Saints will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19: Youth group from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Men’s group at 7:45 p.m. Sunday, March 23: The fellowship meal will follow the morning worship service. The V.B.S. Clinic will be tonight at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 26: T.C.W. Ladies Group will meet at 4 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church Rev. Aaron Wagner is the pastor of Zion Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) at Third and Maple. Sunday School and Adult Bible Class meet at 9:15 a.m. Fellowship begins at 10 a.m. and Divine Worship starts at 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion twice monthly. Youth Group meets monthly. Ladies circles include Ruth Circle at noon the first Monday, Mary Martha Guild is 2 p.m. the

second Tuesday of the month, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League meets the first Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Hand bells practice at 5 p.m. on Mondays Seasoned Saints meet at 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday. On Wednesdays, Confirmation Class (for grades 7 and 8) begins at 5 p.m. Weekday School (grades 3-6) meets at 3:30 p.m. Zion holds

Wednesday Services during Advent and Lent at 7 p.m. There is a Fellowship Meal at 6 p.m. The Lutheran Early Care and Education Center (327-1318) offers care for children as young as six weeks old, as well as an after school program. For more information concerning Zion Lutheran Church call 327-0510 or e-mail zlcalva@

March 17 last day to assess personal property Woods County Assessor Monica Schmidt would like to remind everyone that since March 15 falls on a Saturday this year, March 17 is the last day to assess farm equipment, business personal property and mobile homes without penalty. Also March 17 is the deadline to apply for homestead exemptions and additional exemptions for the 2014 tax year. One may also apply for an additional homestead exemption if the total gross household income, from all sources, was under

$20,000. One may apply for a valuation freeze on their homestead property if age 65 or older and if the total gross household income, from all sources, was under $63,000. Sufficient proof of gross income MUST accompany each application to substantiate the validity of the application. Finally, any 100 percent disabled veteran who has not already done so must bring their VA letter to the office and fill out the proper paperwork by March 17.

Northwestern to observe spring break; fall enrollment opens March 25 Northwestern Oklahoma State University will observe the traditional collegiate spring break from March 17-21. Classes will resume their normal schedule on Monday, March 24. Administrative offices at all three campuses will be closed Monday through Wednesday, March 17-19. Offices will be open Thursday, March 20, and Friday, March 21, with regular office hours. As a reminder to individuals who are interested in attending Northwestern in the summer or fall, enrollment currently is open for the summer session, and enrollment for the fall session will open March 25. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 18. Interim classes are May 13-30. Summer classes begin June 2; there are June only classes, July only classes and June and July both classes available. For a list of all available classes, visit To enroll for any semester at Northwestern, all first-time freshmen and transfer students first must be admitted to the university, then

obtain a class schedule and enrollment form, complete the form with an adviser and obtain the adviser’s signature prior to completing the enrollment process. The enrollment process must be completed in the registrar’s office. Each first-year freshman must enroll in one of the Ranger Connection classes. This class is designed to help students connect to and learn more about the university. Ranger Connection classes are listed under University Studies in the spring schedule. Current students also must enroll through the registrar’s office except for those pre-approved by their advisers to enroll online. Students admitted to the graduate school may enroll in person or online using the RangerNet system on the Northwestern website. Students enrolling in graduate courses for the first time at Northwestern must enroll in person. Students with enrollment questions may call the Alva Registry Office at 580-327-8551, the Enid Registration Office at 580-2370334 or the main office in Woodward at 580-256-0047.

March 14, 2014 LEGAL NOTICE

(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Friday, March 14 and March 21, 2014.) NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE CJ-2012-35 Notice is given that on the 24th day of April, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., at the lobby door of the County Courthouse, in the City of Alva, Woods County, Oklahoma, the Sheriff of said County will offer for sale and sell, with appraisement, for cash, at public auction, to the highest and best bidder, all that certain real estate in Woods County, Oklahoma, to-wit: A tract of land in the Northeast Quarter (NE/4) of Section One (1), Township Twenty-eight (28) North, Range Fourteen (14) West of the Indian Meridian, Woods County, Oklahoma, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast Corner of Section One (1), Township Twentyeight (28) North, Range Fourteen (14) West of the Indian Meridian, Woods County, Oklahoma, thence West along the North line of said Northeast Quarter (NE/4) a distance of 1490 feet; thence Southeasterly on a curve to the left having a radius of 1960.1 feet a distance of 925 feet to the point of beginning; thence 75°9’ East a distance of 274 feet; thence South 34°25’ East a distance of 235.16 feet; thence South 12°32’ East a distance of 333 feet to a point on the East right of way line of U.S. Highway 281; thence Northeasterly along the East right of way line of U.S. Highway 281 as it now exists the point of beginning; subject to unpaid taxes, advancements by Plaintiff for taxes, insurance premiums, and expenses necessary for the preservation of the subject property, if any, said property having been duly appraised at $61,000.00. Sale will be made pursuant to a Special Execution And Order Of Sale issued in accordance with judgment entered in the District Court of Woods County, Oklahoma, in Case No. CJ-2012-35, entitled Flagstar Bank, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. Scott R. Harrell, being all of the Defendants and persons holding or claiming any interest or lien in the subject property. Rudy Briggs, Jr., Sheriff of Woods County, Oklahoma By: Rudy Briggs, Jr., Sheriff James H. Thiessen - # 20354 BAER, TIMBERLAKE, COULSON & CATES, P.C. P.O. Box 18486 Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0486 Telephone: (405) 842-7722 Facsimile: (405) 848-9349 BTCC File No.: 101383


LPXLP are alleged to be the biological father. A hearing on said Application is set for the 2nd day of May, 2014, at 9:30 o’clock a.m. in the District Courtroom in the District Courthouse of Woods County in Alva, Oklahoma, in front of Judge Hadwiger. Said Application alleges that your parental rights to the minor child should be terminated for the reason that you, the alleged biological father, have refused, failed, or neglected to pay for any voluntary support, and that you have not exercised any parental rights or duties or indicated any interest in the child, nor have you supported the natural mother to the best of your ability during her pregnancy. It would be in the best interest of the minor child if the parental rights of the putative, biological father of the minor child, Gavin Chaney are terminated and that the adoption be allowed to proceed. Notice is hereby given to all persons interested in this adoption proceeding and to the State Department of Human Services of the State of Oklahoma; that pursuant to an order of this Court, the application of Petitioners, Raymond and Jennifer Perez for a Final Decree of Adoption of Gavin Chaney, a minor, is set for hearing on the 2nd day of May, 2014, at 9:45 o’clock a.m., at the office of the District Judge of Woods County, Oklahoma, County Court House, Alva, Oklahoma. YOU ARE THEREFORE NOTIFIED THAT THE COURT WILL HEAR EVIDENCE IN SUPPORT OF AND IN OPPOSITION TO THE GRANTING OF THE APPLICATION AT THE TIME AND PLACE ABOVE SHOWN, WHERE YOU WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE PRESENT AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT SAID TIME AND PLACE, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE ADOPTION OF SAID CHILD. YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR AT SAID HEARING SHALL CONSTITUTE A DENIAL OF YOUR INTEREST IN THE CHILD, WHICH DENIAL MAY RESULT, WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE TO YOU OF THIS PROCEEDING OR ANY SUBSEQUENT PROCEEDINGS, IN SAID CHILD’S ADOPTION WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT, HEREBY ULTIMATELY TERMINATING YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS TO SAID CHILD IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU AT SAID HEARING BUT CANNOT AFFORD ONE, AN ATTORNEY WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOU. Signed and dated this 7th day of March, 2014, in the matter of Gavin Chaney, FA-2013-1. s/Mickey J. Hadwiger Judge of the District Court Katresa J. Riffel, OBA #14645 Mitchel, Gaston, Riffel & Riffel, P.L.L.C. 3517 W. Garriott, Suite One, Enid, OK 73703 580/234-8447 Telephone 580/234-5547 Facsimile Attorneys for the Petitioners

(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Friday, March 14, 2014.) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WOODS COUNTY, STATE OF OKLAHOMA IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF GAVIN CHANEY, Born February 28, 2003 Case No. FA-2013-1 NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICATION FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL LEGAL NOTICE RIGHTS OF PUTATIVE FATHER (Published by the Alva ReviewAND NOTICE OF FINAL HEARING Courier on Friday, March 7 and March FOR ADOPTION TO: ANY POSSIBLE BIOLOGICAL 14, 2014.) BEFORE THE CORPORATION FATHER OF GAVIN CHANEY YOU ARE HEREBY notified that an COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA Application for Termination of Parental Rights of Putative Father has been filed in APPLICANT: ROSS E WHITEHEAD RELIEF SOUGHT: the District Court of Woods County, State AUTHORIZATION TO DRILL, of Oklahoma, on the 18th day of April, 2013, for the adoption of Gavin Chaney, COMPLETE, AND OPERATE born February 28, 2003, of whom you THE LO-JO NO. 1 CDW AS A COMMERCIAL SALTWATER DISPOSAL WELL APPLICATION NO. 1406420121 LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SE/4 SE/4 SW/4 OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 26 NORTH, RANGE 15 WEST, WOODS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA CAUSE PD NO. 201400022 NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persons, owners, producers, operators, purchasers and takers of oil and gas and all other interested persons, particularly in Woods County, Oklahoma. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Ross

Alva Review-Courier E Whitehead, whose mailing address is P.O. Box 326, Lamont, OK 74643, is requesting authorization to drill and complete the Lo-Jo No. 1 CDW as a commercial saltwater disposal well pursuant to OAC 165:10-5-5 and OAC 165: 5-7-27 as follows: LEASE AND WELL AND LOCATION: Lo-Jo No. 1 CDW, SE/4 SE/4 SW/4 of Section 10-T26N-R15W, Woods County, Oklahoma DISPOSAL ZONE AND DEPTHS: Arbuckle, Top: 7,000’ Bottom: 8,250’ DISPOSAL RATE AND PRESSURE: 25,000 BPD @ 2,500 psi NOTICE IS GIVEN that written objections may be filed with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission within thirty (30) days after the last publication of this notice. Written objections, if any, must be mailed to Oil and Gas Conservation Division, Pollution Abatement Department, Jim Thorpe Building, P. O. Box 52000, Oklahoma City, OK 73152-2000. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause shall be set for hearing before an Administrative Law Judge on the Initial Hearing Docket at the Corporation Commission, located on the First Floor of the Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK, at 8:30 o’clock a.m. on the 16th day of April, 2014, and that this Notice of Hearing be published as required by law and Commission rules. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that any person having an interest in this cause may participate in the hearing by telephone pursuant to OAC 165:5-1-8. The cost of telephonic communication shall be paid by the person or persons requesting its use. Interested parties who wish to participate by telephone shall contact the Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide their name and telephone number. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested parties may appear and be heard. Should no one appear in opposition at the time of the hearing, or if no written protests are timely filed, Applicant shall request that the matter be remanded to the Underground Injection Control Department for administrative review and approval. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN for information concerning this action, CONTACT: Cheri Wheeler, Attorney, at 6 N. E. 63rd Street, Suite 400, Santa Fe North Building, Oklahoma City, OK, 73105, (405) 848-1014, cwheeler@ CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA BOB ANTHONY, Chairman PATRICE DOUGLAS, Vice Chairman DANA L. MURPHY, Commissioner DONE AND PERFORMED this 5th day of March, 2014. BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: Peggy Mitchell, Secretary of the Commission


(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Friday, February 28, March 7 and March 14, 2014.) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WOODS COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA AMERIFIRST HOME IMPROVEMENT FINANCE, Plaintiff; vs CHARLES POWELL and CHARLENE POWELL, Defendants. Case No. CS 13-36 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION CHARLES POWELL and CHARLENE POWELL YOU ARE HEREBY NOTICED that you have been sued by AMERIFIRST HOME IMPORVEMENT FINANCE and you must answer plaintiff’s petition on or before the 21st day of April, 2014 or a money judgment in the amount of $6,396.49 plus interest will be rendered accordingly. Dated this 19th day of February, 2014. s/Della Dunnigan WOODS COUNTY COURT CLERK APPROVED BY: Richard A. Robinson, OBA# 7684 Michael R. Hoover, OBA# 4352 Hugh H. Fudge, OBA# 20487 Robinson & Hoover 119 N. Robinson, Suite 1000 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102 p: (405) 232-6464 | f: (405) 232-6363

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sometime. The company looking to do this was OnCue,” he said. Williams said a month ago, the company had not decided whether the facility would be a full truck stop or just a CNG refueling station. Williams said she is still working on incentives for housing through the legislature and locally. Regarding restaurant recruitment, she said there is still some potential for one in downtown Alva. There is another one looking at locating east of Alva and one at Waynoka. The possibility of a passenger rail moving from Kansas to northwest Oklahoma is still undecided. Williams said Amarillo is trying to get the route moved to come through Waynoka. She indicated the deciding factor is probably which state offers the most financial incentive. Wardrop is still trying to meet with the Northwestern Rodeo Team coach. He wants to attend one of their meetings and try to get information on numbers and how the team impacts the local economy as part of helping them raise funds for their indoor arena. Williams mentioned that the northwest Oklahoma Work Force board needs some new business members. Their board must be 51 percent business members. They hold web satellite meetings at Beaver, Woodward, Laverne and pos-

sibly Guymon. Iofina needs employees. Williams said they have new plants open and don’t have enough workers. Slater said the jobs are mostly in construction and operations. He explained that Iofina’s temporary office is at Northwest Technology. The company locates at salt water disposal wells and processes the salt water to remove iodine, which is then shipped to Kentucky. Lt. Governor’s Turkey Hunt Williams said 34 people have been invited to the Lt. Governor’s Turkey Hunt scheduled for April 9-11 in Alva. She expects about 20 of them to attend. She said the list includes several from the oil and gas industry. Devon has already indicated they would attend. A short line rail company is coming and a fertilizer company has been invited. The Lt. Governor usually attends on Wednesday evening but won’t be in Alva until Thursday evening this time. Member Terms Two committee members have terms ending in June. Both Allan Poe and Randy McMurphy have indicated their willingness to continue on the committee. NwOA Legislative Event The NwOA Legislative Event has been set for March 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Williams encouraged as many committee members as possible to attend.

OKLAHOMA In the Matter of the Estate of Hulda Hazel Scribner, Deceased. Case No. PB-2013-50 NOTICE OF HEARING FINAL ACCOUNT, PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF HEIRS, DISTRIBUTION AND DISCHARGE Notice is hereby given that James Lee Scribner, I, Personal Representative of the Estate of Hulda Hazel Scribner, deceased, having filed in this Court his 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 Thursday, the 27th day of March, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.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 to appear and show cause, if any they have, why the said account should not be settled and allowed, the heirs of Hulda Hazel Scribner, deceased, determined, and said Estate distributed and the Personal Representative discharged. Dated this 3rd day of March, 2014. s/Mickey J. Hadwiger JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT Edward E. Sutter, OBA #8778 Attorney for Personal Representative 401 College Avenue P.O. Box 213 Alva, Oklahoma 73717 (580) 327-1511

Larry L. Bays P.O. Box 98 Alva, Oklahoma 73717 Attorney for Personal Representative


(Published by the Alva Review-Courier on Friday, March 14 and March 21, 2014.) IN THE DISTRICT COURT WITHIN AND FOR WOODS COUNTY AND STATE OF OKLAHOMA In the Matter of the Estate of Wesley A. Johnson, Deceased. Case No. PB-2014-8 NOTICE TO CREDITORS All creditors having claims against Wesley A. Johnson, deceased, are required to present the same, with a description of all security interest and other collateral, if any, held by each creditor with respect to such claim to the named Personal Representative, at the office of Larry L. Bays, P.O. Box 98, 522 Attorneys for Plaintiff Flynn, Alva, Oklahoma, 73717, attorney for said Personal Representative, on or before the following presentment date: LEGAL NOTICE (Published by the Alva Review- May 15, 2014, or the same will be forever Courier on Friday, March 7 and March barred. Dated this 7th day of March, 2014. 14, 2014.) s/Nelletta F. Johnson IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF Personal Representative WOODS COUNTY STATE OF


20271(05) Part of Parcel 27 Woods County Pursuant to Title 69 Oklahoma Statutes (2011), Section 1001, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation offers the following property for sale by sealed bid to the highest bidder. Bid proposals sent by REGISTERED MAIL will be received through the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Legal and Business Service Division on March 20, 2014 until 10:00 AM. Hand Delivered bids will be received at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation Building, Commission Room, 200 NE 21st Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105 on March 20, 2014 until 10:30 AM. Bids will be opened at 10:30 AM and publicly read at 11:00 AM. Description of Property: A strip, piece or parcel of land lying in Lot 5, Block 1 of Smith’s Subdivision of the East Vale Addition, an addition to the Town of Alva, according to the recorded plat thereof, in Woods County, Oklahoma. Said parcel of land being described by as follows: All of said Lot 5, Block 1. Containing 0.10 acres, more or less. Grantor, reserves and excepts unto itself, its successors or assigns a PERPETUAL UTLITY EASEMENT, over, under, through, upon, across 16.00 feet wide located along the East side of the above described tract. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has set the minimum bid requirement at $13,850.00 for this sale. The parcel is being sold “as is”, with the buyer being responsible for their own due diligence in regards to zoning, licenses, permits, environmental, land uses, etc. Terms of the sale are ten percent (10%) of the bid price in non-refundable certified funds and must accompany each bid in the form of a bid deposit. The balance of the bid will be due in certified funds within thirty (30) calendar days after the approval by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission. Deposits submitted by non-successful bidders will be returned. The successful high bidder will also be required to pay for any and all advertising costs associated with the sale of this land. After approval of the sale, an executed and recorded Quitclaim Deed will be mailed to the highest bidder. IMPORTANT: ENCLOSE BID IN ENVELOPE AS PROVIDED. All sales of surplus lands, or interests therein, is subject to the confirmation of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission. The Oklahoma Transportation Commission reserves the right to reject any and all bids. All inquiries should be made to Todd Gore, Transportation Specialist V, Legal & Business Services Division, 200 N.E. 21st Street, Room 3-D1, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105, or by calling (405) 521-2681. STATE OF OKLAHOMA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION by Gary Ridley


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(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Friday, March 14, 2014.) BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANTS: CHESAPEAKE OPERATING, INC. AND CHESAPEAKE EXPLORATION, L.L.C. RELIEF SOUGHT: WELL LOCATION EXCEPTION LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 27 NORTH, RANGE 16 WEST OF THE IM, WOODS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA Cause CD No. 201401750 NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persons, owners, producers, operators, purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and all other interested persons, particularly in Woods County, Oklahoma, more particularly the parties set out on the Exhibit “A” attached to the application on file in this cause, and, if any of the named individuals be deceased, then the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees and assigns, both immediate and remote, of such deceased individual; if any of the named entities is a dissolved partnership, corporation or other association, then the unknown successors, trustees and assigns, both immediate and remote, of such dissolved entity; if any of the named parties designated as a trustee is not presently acting in such capacity as trustee, then the unknown successor or successors to such trustee; if any of the named parties designated as an attorney-in-fact is not presently acting in such capacity as attorney-in-fact, then the unknown successor or successors to such attorneyin-fact; and if any of the named entities are corporations which do not continue to have legal existence, the unknown


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Page 13 trustees or assigns of such parties. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Applicants, Chesapeake Operating, Inc. and Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., have filed an application in this cause requesting the Corporation Commission to enter an order, as follows: (i) authorizing and permitting an exception to the permitted well location tolerances in the 640-acre drilling and spacing units comprised of Section 24, Township 27 North, Range 16 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma, for the Tonkawa Sand and Red Fork Sand separate common sources of supply, as well as in the proposed 640-acre drilling and spacing units in Cause CD No. 201401432, comprised of Section 24, Township 27 North, Range 16 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma, for the LansingKansas City, Big Lime, Oswego and Mississippian separate common sources of supply, so as to allow a well to be drilled as follows: Location of Wellbore at Completion Interval: The proposed location of the completion interval for the Mississippian common source of supply will be no closer than 165 feet from the south line and no closer than 330 feet from the west line and no closer than 165 feet from the north line and no closer than 330 feet from the west line of the unit comprising said Section 24, Township 27 North, Range 16 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma, and the location of the completion interval for the Tonkawa Sand, Red Fork Sand, Lansing-Kansas City, Big Lime and Oswego separate common sources of supply will be no closer than 330 feet from the south line and no closer than 330 feet from the west line and no closer than 330 feet from the north line and no closer than 330 feet from the west line of the unit comprising said Section 24, Township 27 North, Range 16 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma, and to be completed in and produce hydrocarbons from the above-named separate common sources of supply; (ii) providing for the re-opening of the cause at such time as the bottom hole location of the well proposed hereunder has been determined; and (iii) establishing a proper allowable with no downward adjustment made thereto. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the application in this cause requests that the order be entered in this matter be made effective as of the date of the execution thereof or as of a date prior thereto and that the authorization and permission requested herein run in favor of one or both of the Applicants, including Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. acting by and through its agent Chesapeake Operating, Inc., or some other party recommended by Applicants. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the legal descriptions for the land sections adjacent to said Section 24 are Sections 13, 14, 25, 35 and 36, Township 27 North, Range 16 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma and Sections 18, 19 and 30, Township 27 North, Range 15 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause will be referred to an Administrative Law Judge for hearing, taking of evidence and reporting to the Corporation Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause will be heard before an Administrative Law Judge on the Merits Docket at the Corporation Commission, First Floor, Jim Thorpe Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m., on the 31st day of March 2014, and that this notice will be published as required by law and the rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Applicants and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of telephonic communication shall be paid by the person or persons requesting its use. An interested party who wishes to participate by telephone shall contact the Applicants or Applicants’ attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide his or her name and phone number. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action contact Eric Denneny, landman, (405) 935-3726, or Emily P. Smith, attorney, OBA No. 20805, (405) 9358203, Chesapeake Operating, Inc., P.O. Box 18496, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73154-0496. Please refer to Cause CD Number. DONE AND PERFORMED THIS 12th day of March 2014. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA BOB ANTHONY, Chairman PATRICE DOUGLAS, Vice Chairman DANA L. MURPHY, Commissioner BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Secretary


(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Friday, March 7 and March 14, 2014.) NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE CJ-10-47 Notice is given that on the 17th day of April, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., at the lobby door of the County Courthouse, in the City of Alva, Woods County, Oklahoma, the Sheriff of said County will offer for sale and sell, with appraisement, for cash, at public auction, to the highest and best bidder, all that certain real estate in Woods County, Oklahoma, to-wit: Lot Twenty-Five (25) and TwentySix (26), in Block Forty-Eight (48) of the Original Town , now City of Alva, Woods County, Oklahoma; subject to unpaid taxes, advancements by Plaintiff for taxes, insurance premiums, and expenses necessary for the preservation of the subject property, if any, said property having been duly appraised at $33,700.00. Sale will be made pursuant to a Special Execution And Order Of Sale issued in accordance with judgment entered in the District Court of Woods County, Oklahoma, in Case No. CJ-1047, entitled CitiMortgage, Inc., Plaintiff, vs. Kerel R. Stone, Spouse, if any, of Kerel R. Stone, John Doe, Jane Doe; Household Finance Corporation III, being all of the Defendants and persons holding or claiming any interest or lien in the subject property. Rudy Briggs, Jr., Sheriff Woods County, Oklahoma By: Rudy Briggs, Jr., Sheriff James H. Thiessen - # 20354 BAER, TIMBERLAKE, COULSON & CATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 18486 Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0486 Telephone: (405) 842-7722 Facsimile: (405) 848-9349 BTCC File No.: 70966


(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Friday, March 14 and March 21, 2014.) IN THE DISTRICT COURT WITHIN AND FOR WOODS COUNTY AND STATE OF OKLAHOMA In the Matter of the Estate of Gerree C. Smith, Deceased. Case No. PB-2014-7 NOTICE TO CREDITORS All creditors having claims against Gerree C. Smith, deceased, are required to present the same, with a description of all security interest and other collateral, if any, held by each creditor with respect to such claim to the named Personal Representative, at the office of Larry L. Bays, P.O. Box 98, 522 Flynn, Alva, Oklahoma, 73717, attorney for said Personal Representative, on or before the following presentment date: May 15, 2014, or the same will be forever barred. Dated this 7th day of March, 2014. s/Herbert Dean Smith Personal Representative Larry L. Bays P.O. Box 98 Alva, Oklahoma 73717 Attorney for Personal Representative


(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Friday, March 14 and March 21, 2014.) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WOODS COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA In the Matter of the Estate of BESSIE I. DEVINE, Case No. PB-2012-19 NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION FOR WAIVER OF FINAL ACCOUNTING AND DISTRIBUTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Frederick A. Slater, Personal Representative of the estate of Bessie I. Devine, deceased, has filed in the above court and cause his statement under oath and petition for waiver of final accounting and distribution, and that the 16th day of April, 2014, at 11:30 a.m., in the District Courtroom, Alva, Woods County, Oklahoma, has been fixed as the time and place for hearing thereof, when any person interested in said estate may appear and contest the same as provided by law. MICKEY J. HADWIGER Associate District Judge David C. Butler, OBA #1372 Mara K. Funk, OBA # 31062 MITCHELL DECLERCK 202 West Broadway Enid, Oklahoma 73701 Telephone: (580) 234-5144 Telefax: (580) 234-8890 Attorneys for Personal Representative

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Tyler Casada named GAC Player of the Week NWOSU Sports Information After a stellar weekend from the plate, Tyler Casada took home the Great American Conference Player of the Week honors. Ranger catcher Casada was a tough out in a two-game sweep at Southern Nazarene. The sophomore reached base in six of her seven plate appearances, going five for six with a walk. After a four for four performance in game one of the series, Casada hit her fourth home run of the year on a tworun shot in the second game, helping the Rangers sweep the Crimson Storm. For the series, she posted an .857 on base percentage and a 1.333 slugging percentage. Games three and four of the series were weathered out. The first-place Rangers take a fivegame winning streak into this week The Alva High School Ladybugs receive Class 3A Adcademic Achievement honors! Pictured back row where they will play Oklahoma Christian (from left to right): Julia Buckingham, Courtney Mapes, Nicole Ritter, Jordan Shiever and Lexie Shafer. this afternoon and get back to league play Middle row: Mattie Duncan, Whitney Randall, Morgan Shiever, Rozlynn Murrow, Shannon Nesseralla, over the weekend at Ouachita Baptist. Emily Swenn, Daresa Moser and Ally Riley. Front row: Natalie Seevers, Bailey Forell, Lora Riley, Jaden Hobbs, Kally Gordon, Cathy Mapes and Allison Seevers.

Tyler Casada of the Northwestern Oklahoma State softball team received Great American Conference Player of the Week for her performance against Southern Nazarene University.

From Page 8 Tough Alva FFA participates in National FFA Week activities By Traci Owen Alva FFA Reporter During National FFA Week, many of the Alva FFA members were busy participating in a number of activities. On Monday the officer team along with ag teacher Jessica Chegwidden attended FFA Day at the Capitol. While at the Capitol the team met up with the newly selected Speaker of the House Jeff Hickman and Sen. Bryce Marlatt. The officers enjoyed the day touring the Capitol. On Tuesday FFA members wore

FFA shirts showing their FFA pride. Thursday was a busy day for the FFA members. The FFA team hosted a petting zoo for the Washington Elementary students. The youngsters had a great time with the baby goats and lambs along with the rabbits and chickens. The FFA members also had miniature ponies, a pig and pedal tractor rides for the students to enjoy during the afternoon. Bruiser, Mr. Nation’s bulldog, was a big hit with the elementary students. The FFA

officer team designed a coloring book that was sent home with the students. Friday morning the FFA members held a teacher appreciation breakfast for the Alva High School teachers and staff. Breakfast casseroles, donuts and fruit were served to the teachers as a special way of saying “Thanks” for all they do. The week concluded with the Alva Local Stock Show on Saturday. This year a record number of 58 4-H and FFA members exhibited swine, cattle, sheep and goats.

pen,” Price said. Price led the way for a strong showing by the Northwestern women, who finished third in Fort Scott with 165 points. Lauren Barnes of Buckeye, Ariz., finished second in breakaway and eighth in goat tying to place second in the all-around standings, while Kelsey Pontius of Watsontown, Pa., finished sixth in breakaway. In the men’s race, Stephen Culling of Fort St. John, British Columbia, won the steer wrestling title with a two-run cumulative time of 11.0 seconds. The men finished with 215 points, good enough for fifth place in the team race. They

also held on to fourth place in the region standings. Other short-round qualifiers were tie-down roper Jess Woodward (second) of Dupree, S.D.; bulldogger Jimmy Hoke (seventh) of Connellsville, Pa.; and team ropers Trey Young of Dupree and Chase Lako of Hunter, N.D., who finished fourth roping together. “The matches we’ve been having in practice really help,” Price said. “For us to compete against each other – and to beat each other and still be able to get along and support each other – helps us every time we get to a rodeo.” That’s a good thing.

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I'm writing this letter slow because I know you can't read fast. We don't live where we did when you left home. Your dad read in the newspaper that most accidents happen within 20 miles from your home, so we moved.

Imagine all the poor suckers who saw I won't be able to send you the address because the last Arkansas this picture in the recruiting office. family that lived here took the house numbers when they moved so that they wouldn't have to change their address. This place is really nice. It even has a washing machine. I'm not sure it works so well though: last week I put a load in and pulled the chain and haven't seen them since. The weather isn't bad here. It only rained twice last week; the first time for three days and the second time for four days. About that coat you wanted me to send you, your Uncle Stanley said it would be to heavy to send in the mail with the buttons on, so we cut them off and put them in the pockets. John locked his keys in the car yesterday. We were really worried because it took him two hours to get me and your father out. Your sister had a baby this morning; but I haven't found out what it is yet so I don't know if your an aunt or an uncle. The baby looks just like your brother.... Uncle Ted fell in a whiskey vat last week. Some men tried to pull him out, but he fought them off playfully and drowned. We had him cremated and he burned for three days. Three of your friends went off a bridge in a pick-up truck. Ralph was driving. He rolled down the window and swam to safety. Your other two friends were in back. They drowned because they couldn't get the tailgate down. There isn't much more news at this time. Nothing much has happened. Love, Mom P.S. I was going to send you some money but the envelope was already sealed.

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