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Two juveniles injured in wreck Saturday
By Marione Martin Two 15-year-old girls were injured in a one-vehicle wreck in Woods County early Saturday. According to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a 15-year-old juvenile from Alva was driving a 2001 Ford pickup south on US281 and failed to negotiate a curve. The pickup departed the roadway to the left and rolled three times, coming to rest on its wheels. The wreck oc-
curred at 5:59 a.m. two-tenths of a mile north of State Highway 45 in Woods County. The driver was transported to Share Medical Center in Alva by Waynoka EMS and transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid where she was admitted in stable condition. A 15-year-old female passenger from Burlington was also transported to Share Medical Center by Waynoka EMS. She
was treated and released. Since they are juveniles, the identity of the teens was not released. Both teens were wearing seatbelts, and the pickup’s airbags did not deploy. The cause of the wreck is still under investigation. Trooper Lisa Jorgensen investigated the wreck assisted by Woods County Sheriff’s Office, Waynoka Police Department, Waynoka EMS and Waynoka Fire Department.
Class-Action lawsuit topic at Woods County Mineral Owners Association By Lynn L. Martin Last summer, an Oklahoma City law firm, Fulkerson and Fulkerson, utilizing the services of local attorney Larry Bays, filed a classaction lawsuit in Woods County
Attorney Shawn Fulkerson
District Court against Sandridge Exploration and Production and Chesapeake Energy Corporation. The Woods County Mineral Owners Association meeting Wednesday night was handled by Richard E. Parrish and Shawn Fulkerson from that firm. A paralegal, Angela Sheets, also assisted. The plaintiffs in the suit are London Land and Cattle, LLC; the Albert Bouziden Trust; Barbara Bouziden, an individual; Greg Baker, an individual; Nancy Prigmore and E. Louise Prigmore; and Hughes Farms, LLC. The lawsuit accuses the large energy firms of trespassing and asking for damages because they laid temporary pipelines across the plaintiff’s property without asking permission and without paying compensation while drilling nearby oil wells. A side issue is that sometimes the exploration firms asked county commissioners for permission to
place the lines and the commissioners collected fees for that permission when many times those lines were placed on landowner property outside of the easements the county commissioners controlled. The oil firms do not need permission for placing the lines on property that they have leased for oil-drilling purposes. That is inherent in the lease. The issue regards property that is not leased by the oil exploration firm and property in which the county commissioners do not have easements. County commissioners do have the statutory authority to grant permission and collect fees for lines along their section line right-of-ways and easements on county roads. Randy McMurphy Several months ago, Woods County Commissioner Randy McMurphy concluded that commissioners do not have the authority
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Former Wal-Mart employee charged with embezzlement By Marione Martin A felony embezzlement charge has been filed in Woods County against Michael Don Redinger, 38, of Alva. According to documents on file, Redinger is suspected of taking more than $4,500 in cash over about three weeks while he was employed at Walmart. On Feb. 19 about 7:30 p.m. Alva Police Officer Ronald Vasquez was dispatched to Walmart, 914 E. Oklahoma Blvd. He talked with the district store manager John Higgs
who said Redinger was observed taking cash from the register and putting it in his pocket. Higgs said he watched closed circuit surveillance and saw Redinger placing $50 and $100 bills from the register in his pocket. He said he called Redinger into his office, and Higgs said Redinger admitted he had done so. In a post-Miranda interview, Redinger told Vasquez he started taking money about three weeks ago. He said he was about to lose
his family and his house and needed money to pay bills. He said he was taking more money out of the register and placing less back in. He thought he had taken about $4,500 in cash. The manager provided a list of dates and amounts from Feb. 3 through Feb. 18 totaling $4,585.72. Redinger was placed under arrest and taken to the Woods County Jail where he was booked and jailed. The embezzlement charge was filed on Feb. 20.
DOOR PRIZES — Marissa and Madison Hofen arrange door prizes for Tuesday’s Giving of the Green Concert in the Etc. Shoppe window. A wide array of prizes will be given throughout the concert. Photo by Helen Barrett
Come all you Irish and music lovers It’s Giving of the Green time
By Helen Barrett It’s March, and you know what that means – it’s time for the annual Giving of the Green concert. This Tuesday night, March 4, the Electric Gold Show Choir, girls’ show choir Rumor Has It and the Alva Middle School Show Choir will present their award-winning, high-energy shows. Sixth grade choir students will perform their ensembles in which they competed Feb. 25 at the OSSAA District Vocal Contest. Between performances, members of the Electric Gold Boosters will draw tickets from the hopper for a wide array of valuable prizes. Prizes are donated by local merchants, music supporters and members of the Electric Gold Booster Club. Admission for the concert is $5 per person. For each ticket purchased, that person’s name will go into a container designated for kids or adults to be eligible for a prize. There is no limit on the number of tickets you may
purchase. However, you must be present to win. The concert begins in the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. Prizes donated include gift certificates for beauty treatments including a year’s free haircuts for men, Beats headphones, Longaberger baskets, a Northwestern Oklahoma State University basket, Wind and Willow dip mixes, a Vera Bradley tote bag, travel kits, Scentsy items, jewelry, a Babylis flat iron, kitchen knife set, bluetooth wireless speakers, duffle bags, a free propane refill, grilling tools and lots of toys and items for the younger set. This annual event began in the 1980s by Electric Gold parents as a way to raise needed funds for show choir expenses while giving the community a fun evening and a chance to win gifts. The first year, many of the parents’ gifts were handmade craft creations that demonstrated their diverse talents. It has progressed to one of the most anticipated concerts of the year. Director Ramona Cummings invites everyone to attend this special evening’s performances.
March 2, 2014
Three-vehicle accident ‘We’re mad as heck!’ Senator Bryce Marlatt’s bill sparks outcry
By Lynn L. Martin State Sen. Bryce Marlatt, District 27, and Rep. Mike Jackson, District 40, jointly introduced Senate Bill (SB) 1812 last week that drew cries of anguish during a meeting of the Woods County Mineral Owners (WCMO) association meeting held in Alva, at Northwest Technical Center on Wednesday, Feb. 26. A warning about the proposed legislation was expressed by attorney Shawn Fulkerson during the meeting. The initial purpose of the gathering was for land owners to learn about a class action law suit filed last summer in Woods County to collect damages from oil exploration firms who had allegedly trespassed by laying large pipes carrying various oil-drilling fluids without getting landowner permission or paying compensation.
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A three-vehicle accident occurred around 5:30 pm. Saturday evening about 12 miles west of Alva near the Highway 14 junction. People were injured in the middle vehicle from which EMT and firemen were extracting them. The people in the other two vehicles were walking around and seemed to be uninjured. No other information was available at press time Saturday evening. Photos by Lynn L. Martin
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“I just don’t think he’s on our side. He’s on the side of the transmission companies and the oil companies.”
to grant temporary line placement across land that is not included in their right-of-ways and easements. McMurphy thinks he is the only commissioner in the state of Oklahoma who has taken that position. McMurphy came to that conclusion after reading a 1982 attorney general opinion by Jan Eric Cartwright that reads in part, “Any unauthorized physical entry upon land by persons conducting seismographic operations would constitute a trespass as to the surface owner.” In another ruling, Cartwright wrote, “No private property shall be taken or damaged for private use, with or without compensation, unless by consent of owner (...) except for drains, ditches, etc.” Marceline Piper, who is an officer in the Woods County Mineral Owners Association, shouted to the crowd, “Don’t you all wish you had a county commissioner like Randy McMurphy!” This produced a large round of applause from the attendees. Fulkerson and Fulkerson Parrish defined the case. He said, “The packet we have distributed has the style of the case we’ve already filed in Woods County. We have a handful of plaintiffs raising issues over salt water lines, fresh water lines, whatever kind of lines, they have been laying from water sources to wells, from wells to disposal sources and whether they are transporting saltwater mud and drilling mud.”
This image among several was distributed to audience members showing examples of how oil exploration companies run large temporary water or saltwater disposal lines across landowners property, oftentimes not getting permission or paying damage or use fees. “The purpose of the suit is to do it, they’ll do it, even if they run seek compensation from the oil over the rights of others.” Several people in the audience companies for doing that,” he said. “It is our po- asked if others could join the classsition that they action suit. Parrish said perhaps don’t have the later, but every time they change right to be lay- the names on the lawsuit that slows ing these lines things down. The packet distributed to the because the law in Oklahoma is attendees included a Newsgram arpretty clear on ticle printed on Dec. 18, 2013, entithat. This case is tled, “Are county landowners being a potential state- cheated?” and an article written by wide class-action suit. We are in “State Impact Oklahoma” entitled, the process of preparing a motion “Hazy guidance over fracking wato have this case certified. In the ter lines confounds commissioners lawsuit, we have owners from two and cowboys.” The publication date of that piece was Dec. 19, 2013. counties: Woods and Alfalfa.” The meeting turned toward Parrish asked for a show of anger at Sen. hands regardBryce Marlatt ing counties repafter attorney resented at the Shawn Fulkerson meeting. Hands produced a bill went up for submitted to the Woods, Alfalfa, Oklahoma SenGrant, Garfield ate (SB 1812) and Woodward by Marlatt that counties. He then would give exasked for a show ploration comof hands of any panies the right Chesapeake or to trespass on SandRidge repprivate property, resentatives. That to lay oil drilling drew laughter electric and lines from the crowd, but no hands — Richard Parrish without property owner permiswent up. The attorney said, “It is our in- sion or compensation. A compantention to start actively pursuing ion article on that topic is also bethis case. I don’t know if this prob- ing published. The entire meeting lem is occurring in all 77 counties, was video-taped and can be seen at but it is happening in more counties www.alvareviewcourier.com. The Woods County Mineral than not. It is becoming more prevalent as these oil companies have Owners meeting lasted a little over figured out that they can lay these an hour. As the meeting moved on, temporary lines and save money. many questions from the audience As the oil companies always do, if drifted toward electric transmission they can figure out a cheaper way to line right-of-way issues.
“Several people in the audience asked could others join the classaction suit?”
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entities wanting to use the public property or easement must obtain SB 1812 consent from the DOT or county SB 1812 reads in part, “Any commissioners. person or entity lawfully operatHowever, the portion of SB ing and in the 1812 that upset course of doing the landownbusiness in this ers was wording state shall have that provides the right to use when the use the public roads is temporary, and highways, “the DOT and including the county commisright-of-way and sioners shall not all easements require consent pertaining thereof or compensato as authorized tion to the abutin this section.” ting landowners — Sue Selman of provided such The proWoodward County on use serves the posed law goes on to authorize Senator Bryce Marlatt safety and interthe Departest of the public ment of Transportation (DOT) and by reducing or eliminating another county commissioners to establish burden on the public lands or highstandards regarding the use of the See Mad Page 19 public properties or easements. The
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“As the oil companies always do, if they can figure out a cheaper way to do it, they’ll do it, even if they run over the rights of others.”
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Obituaries ARLINE J. HARTSUYKER Funeral services for Arline Hartsuyker will be Monday, March 3, at 1 p.m. at Dacoma Church of God with Reverend Connie Kinard officiating. Wharon Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.whartonfuneralchapel. com. Arline Joyce, daughter of Laura Fay (Waldrum) and Austin Merle Sweeney, was born April 5, 1938, in Bell, Calif. She passed away at St. Mary Regional Medical Center in Enid on Feb. 27, 2014, at the age of 75 years, 10 months and 21 days. She graduated from high school in Lemon Grove, Calif. On July 14, 1960, she was married to William Hartsuyker in California. To their marriage two children, William Wayne and Sharon Denise, were born. She was a member of the Dacoma Church of God and was active in Sunday School and youth group. She enjoyed teaching the children in her church. Arline loved and cared for all the stray animals in Dacoma. She was preceded in death by two great grandchildren and her parents. She is survived by her husband, William; her son, William, and his wife, Mia; her daughter, Sharon, and her husband, Robert, all of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren, Bill Jones, Jessica Jones, Kristy Edmond, Alfred Thomas, Katlyn Weymouth and Katie Piper; six great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Dacoma Church of God. GENE ROSS LASH Gene Ross Lash, 89, was born in Nash on June 28, 1924, to Clyde Virgil and Lulu Esther (Shields) Lash. He rejoined his wife Alice Martha (Copeland) Lash in the arms of his Lord and Savior on Feb. 25, 2014. He graduated from Nash High School in 1942 and attended Okla-
homa A&M. During his sophomore year he was drafted into the U.S. Army and after training was assigned to the 99th Infantry Division in Belgium. Gene fought in the 1944 Belgium Battle of the Bulge, where he received two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, the Belgium Croix de Gerre, and Belgium Fourrere, as well as other awards and commendations. After World War II, Gene returned to his studies at Oklahoma A&M and graduated with honors with a B.S. degree in 1949 and later completed his masters degree in education. Gene taught vocational agriculture and sponsored FFA chapters at several high schools across northwest Oklahoma. His teaching career spanned 23 years and after retiring he worked as a research scientist at the at OSU’s Animal Research Station in El Reno. In 1946 Gene married his wife, Alice Martha (Copeland) Lash. They shared 66 blessed and loving years together until Alice passed away in January 2013. After his retirement, Gene became active in several VA organizations, including the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, the 99th Infantry Division Association and Disabled American Veterans. Gene and Alice attended several VA-sponsored reunion and traveled back to Belgium in 1994 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. Gene has attended the First Christian Church of Moore since 1991. Gene is preceded in death by his wife and parents; two sisters, Donna Bloss and Betty Schuessler; and a granddaughter, Chelsey Lash. He is survived by two sisters, Nita Bugni of Bakersfield, Calif., and Laurita Howland of Visalia, Calif., four daughters, Charlotte Dunn of Weatherford, Denise Reiswig and husband Dennis of Huntsville, Texas, Deborah Maxon and husband Gary of Moore, and Gina Lash-Hirt and husband Joseph of Pasadena, Calif.; and one son, Tedd Lash and wife Gina of Moore; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two expected this summer; and many friends and fellow service men. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the First Christian Church of Moore, 629 NW 12th St., Moore. Interment will be in the New Home Cemetery in Nash, at 3 p.m. Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home, Moore.
Woods County Forecast Sunday Snow. High near 11. Wind chill values as low as -9. North northeast wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Sunday Night A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -6. North wind 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as -8. North northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm. Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. South wind around 7 mph.
Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Wednesday A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Thursday Sunny, with a high near 57. Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Friday Night A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 44.
Jail altercation results in charges against five men By Marione Martin Misdemeanor assault and battery charges have been filed against five individuals for an incident that occurred in the Woods County Jail. According to documents in the case, about 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 15, Woods County Jailer Bridget Shook told Woods County Deputy Ethan McOsker and Alva Police Officer David Cummings that inmates upstairs in the bullpen were about to fight. The two officers went upstairs. Cummings stated that when he looked into the bullpen, he saw inmate Jake Esley on top of inmate Robert Stoddard, who was on the floor. He opened the bullpen and separated the two inmates. McOsker placed Esley in handcuffs. Cummings asked Stoddard if he needed
EMS, and he said yes. Cummings saw what appeared to be blood on Stoddard’s orange jump suit. There was also what appeared to be a pool of blood on the floor. He escorted Stoddard out of the bullpen, and he was taken downstairs to await Alva EMS. Cummings photographed the possible blood spots and the marks on Esley. Then Esley was placed in the holding cell downstairs. Stoddard was transported to Share Medical Center by Alva EMS with McOsker riding along. Stoddard was treated and released at Share. Stoddard had reddening of his right eye, a mark above his left eye near his eyebrow, a mark on his right cheek and a mark near his left ear. All injuries were photographed.
On Jan. 16 Cummings received a copy of video surveillance at the jail. In the video Stoddard is being confronted, punched, thrown to the floor and kicked by Esley, Lawrence Compo, Rickey Lee II, Tracy Marcus and Robby Holt. When Stoddard was asked if he wanted to write a voluntary statement about the incident, he declined. Cummings attempted to interview the other men involved, and they all declined to speak with him. Charged on Feb. 21 in Woods County with misdemeanor assault and battery were: Jake Shelton Easley, 23, Alva; Rickey Allen Lee II, 21, Alva; Lawrence Anthony Compo, 32, Alva; Robby Leon Holt, 36, Woodward; and Tracy Alan Marcus Jr., 32, Alva.
Oklahoma City, Tulsa superintendents featured at ‘Watch-Out’ March 6 Question-and-answer forum to focus on challenges and hopes for public education OKLAHOMA CITY – The leaders of Oklahoma’s two largest public school districts will be featured guests at “Oklahoma Watch-Out: A Community Forum on K-12 Education” on Thursday, March 6, from 6-7 p.m. at Kamps 1910 Café at 10 N.E. 10th St. in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City Public Schools Interim Superintendent Dave Lopez and Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Keith Ballard will answer questions and discuss their approaches to public education, especially in districts such as theirs that have large numbers of low-income, at-risk students. Oklahoma is an underperformer in K-12 education. In the most recent “Nation’s Report Card,” students in about 40 states scored higher than those in Oklahoma on math and reading. Executive Editor David Fritze and other members of the editorial staff will moderate the discussion. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and come with questions. Oklahoma Watch editorial staff launched the “Oklahoma Watch-Out” event series in 2013 to further the nonprofit’s mission, which is to report on significant public-policy issues affecting the
state. Lopez joined Oklahoma City Public Schools as interim superintendent in August 2013. Long active in corporate and community leadership positions, he now directs his energies to education. At the January board meeting, he proposed a six-month plan to improve academic performance, administrative accountability and community involvement. Lopez said he would first reorganize district operations, terminating some positions and relocating others to better serve teachers and principals at select schools. Lopez previously served as Secretary of Commerce for the State of Oklahoma, appointed by Gov. Mary Fallin in February 2011. He also is a retired officer of SBC Communications (now AT&T). Before concluding a 22year career with AT&T, Lopez held a variety of executive positions with its predecessor company in Houston, Dallas, St. Louis, San Antonio, Oklahoma City and Austin. Lopez served his last six years as an officer of the corporation, including a four-year assignment as its president of Oklahoma. As superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools, Ballard has worked to pass the largest bond
in the history of the state totaling $354 million. He led the way for the district to work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on teacher and leader effectiveness, one of only 10 school districts selected in the U.S. He oversaw the development of a new teacher evaluation system that has been adopted by 500 school districts across Oklahoma. In addition, he manages Project Schoolhouse, an efficiency program that addresses changing student populations and school building utilization. Ballard’s career in Tulsa-area education began in 1972. He worked as teacher, assistant high school principal and assistant superintendent before becoming a superintendent of Oologah Public Schools in 1986 and Claremore Public Schools in 1992. Ballard served as the executive director of the Oklahoma State Schools Boards Association before becoming superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools in 2008. About Oklahoma Watch Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism organization that produces in-depth and investigative content on important public-policy issues facing the state. For more information and to make a donation, visit www.oklahomawatch.org.
March 2, 2014
Why Hillary’s past is fair game in presidential race By Byron York There’s a debate going on about Hillary Clinton’s past. If she runs for president in 2016, should Republicans reach back to the scandals of her years as first lady? Or should they focus on more recent times, especially her tenure as secretary of state, to build a case against her? The GOP doesn’t have to choose. Of course Clinton’s recent experiences are relevant to a presidential run. But so are her actions in the ‘90s, the ‘80s and even the ‘70s. It’s not ancient history; it reveals something about who Clinton was
and still is. And re-examining her past is entirely consistent with practices in recent campaigns. In the 2012 presidential race, for example, many in the press were very interested in business deals Mitt Romney made in the 1980s. In the 2004 race, many journalists were even more interested in what George W. Bush did with the Texas Air National Guard in 1968, as well as what John Kerry did in Vietnam that same year. And in 2000, a lot of journalists invested a lot of time trying to find proof that Bush had used cocaine three decades earlier. So by the standards set in coverage of other candidates, Clinton’s past is not too far past. That’s especially true beAlva Review-Courier cause there will be millions of young voters in 2016 who (USPS 016-180) know little about the Clinton 620 Choctaw St. White House. Americans who Alva, OK 73717-1626 had not even been born when (580) 327-2200 Bill Clinton first took the oath Fax: (580) 327-2454 of office in 1993 will be eligible to vote two years from Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. now. They need to know that Monday - Friday Hillary Clinton has been more Website: than secretary of state. www.alvareviewcourier.com Those voters need to know, HERE TO HELP YOU for starters, that Mrs. Clinton once displayed incredible inPublisher.............Lynn L. Martin vestment skills. In 1978 and Editor..................Marione Martin 1979, when her husband was (email@example.com) attorney general and then govAd Sales...........Angela Courson ernor of Arkansas, she enlisted (firstname.lastname@example.org) Colette Baier the help of a well-connected (email@example.com) crony to invest $1,000 in the highly volatile and risky cattle Reporters.............Yvonne Miller futures market. Several months Sports...................Leslie Nation later, she walked away with (firstname.lastname@example.org) $100,000 -- a nearly 10,000 percent profit. Cynics thought Subscriptions the well-connected crony who & Action Ads..........Linda Toone executed the trades might have (email@example.com) paid her the profits from good Ad Design.............Paula Oakes trades and absorbed the losses from bad ones, but Mrs. ClinPage Design........Patty Hankey ton insisted that she developed Legal Notices.......Patty Hankey her investing acumen by read(firstname.lastname@example.org) ing The Wall Street Journal. New voters also need to The Alva Review-Courier is learn about Mrs. Clinton’s combined with the Woods checkered history as a lawyer County News, The Alva Advocate and Newsgram, and is and the game of hide-and-seek published every Sunday and she played with federal prosFriday by Martin Broadcasting ecutors who subpoenaed her Corp., 620 Choctaw St., Alva, old billing records as part of OK 73717-1626. Periodical the Whitewater investigation. postage paid at Alva, Oklahoma. After two years of defying subAnnual subscription rates in Woods County, Oklahoma $72. poenas and not producing the Elsewhere in Oklahoma $90, records, she suddenly claimed elsewhere in the United States that they had been in a closet $108. POSTMASTER: Send in the White House residence a d d r e s s c h a n g e s t o A l v a all along. Review-Courier, 620 Choctaw New voters also need to St., Alva, OK 73717-1626. learn about Mrs. Clinton’s Contents Copyright 2013 Member of the Associated Press, purge of the White House travOklahoma Press Association, National Newspaper Association
The right to refuse service to anyone
By Jim Scribner If you need a chance to feel satisfaction in a job, please consider taking a few minutes before school to read with a young person. I was at Jaylyn’s school (Lincoln) when a lady asked if I would be interested in mentoring a student. I told her I could, but figured they had plenty of readers. She said they were really short on readers this year. I will be starting this week and really hope by getting the call for helping out several more people will step up to the plate. You read from 7:45 to 8:15 with a student. Please call Washington (327-3518), Longfellow (327-3327) or Lincoln (327-3008) and ask for the librarian. They will get you hooked up with a student to mentor. From the
look on the lady’s face that asked me, it will be a rewarding experience. Please give them a call and give back some time. I was thinking about a first grader to read to, then maybe they wouldn’t notice they were doing a better job than me. There is a movie called Giant starring Rock Hudson from the fifties. Toward the end of the movie Hudson’s family is going home when they stop to eat at a small diner. His daughterin-law and grandson are Hispanic. The owner refuses to serve them because of the two Hispanics with the family. Rock Hudson puts up a fuss and a great fight scene ensues. The owner finally knocks Hudson out, goes over to the wall and takes down a sign and lays it on Hudson’s chest. The sign says, “We have the right to refuse service to anySee Gems Page 7 one.”
Analysis: Limited US, European options in Ukraine
By Julie Pace White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite blunt warnings about costs and consequences, President Barack Obama and European leaders have limited options for retaliating against Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine, the former Soviet republic now at the center of an emerging conflict between East and West. Russian President Vladimir Putin has so far dismissed the few specific threats from the United States, which include scrapping plans for Obama to attend an international summit in Russia this summer and cutting off trade talks sought by Moscow. Because Ukraine does not have full-member status in NATO, the U.S. and Europe have no obligation to come to its defense. Broader international action through the United Nations seems all but impossible, given Russia’s veto power as a member of the Security Council. “There have been strong words from the U.S. and other counties and NATO,” said Kier Giles, a Russian military analyst at the Chatham House think tank in London. “But these are empty threats. There is really not a great See York Page 5 deal that can be done to influence the situation.”
As if to underscore that point, Putin on Saturday requested and was granted permission to use Russia’s military not just in the pro-Russian region of Crimea, but also throughout Ukraine. Putin’s request came one day after Obama warned that any violation of Ukraine’s “sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing.” Saturday’s developments follow three months of political upheaval in Ukraine following President Viktor Yanukovych’s rejection of a partnership agreement with the European Union in favor of historical ties with Moscow. Yanukovych fled Kiev, Ukraine’s capital, last week and now is in Russia. Putin’s moves are sure to deepen tensions in his already troubled relationship with Obama, who has struggled to find a formula for getting the Russian leader to change his calculus on myriad issues. American efforts to punish Russia on Ukraine and other matters have been complicated by the White House’s need for Russian cooperation on stopping Syria’s civil war, negotiating a nuclear accord with Iran, and transporting American troops and equip- See Analysis Page 5
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Do not open that can of worms Are door sounds By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar Dear Annie: I recently decided to do a little digging into my past and started a family tree. While I was doing this, I came across information that my biological father had passed away some 10 years ago. Annie, I had no contact with my biological father after the age of 2. He had an affair with my mother and then went back to his wife. I don’t even know what he looked like. In all honesty, I have no feelings about his passing. I have never regretted not meeting him. The reason I am writing is that he had two children by the woman he was married to while seeing my mother on the side. I doubt they even know that my two younger brothers and I exist, especially since he went out of his way to deny having fathered us in the first place. My mother suggested I contact these now-grown children and let them know about us. I do not think this is a good idea and prefer to leave well enough alone. Your thoughts? – Curious in Minnesota Dear Curious: We agree with you to leave things alone. We assume you have relevant medical information about your biological father. Does your mother have a photograph of him so you can satisfy any curiosity you have about what he looked like? These children may deeply resent learning
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and undoubtedly wants to drop some pounds. Could you take over more of the cooking and grocery shopping so there are healthier meals and snacks? Would she take a romantic walk with you after dinner? Would she join Weight Watchers or Overeaters Anonymous? Would she download an app on her phone to keep track of her calories and exercise? When you show her this letter, ask how you can help her. We hope she will work on it, but if she refuses, please know there is nothing more you can do. Love her as is. Dear Annie: “Concerned in Galesburg, Ill.” disapproved of parents taking photographs of their babies without clothing on. We once had an attorney general who went around putting diapers on statues of naked people. I’ve often wondered who his constituents were. – Babies Are Adorable Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@ comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www. creators.com.
el office, which was done to steer business to another Clinton crony. There’s no doubt she directed the 1993 firings of longtime White House employees although she testified under oath that she did not. Years later, prosecutors concluded that “Mrs. Clinton’s sworn testimony ... is factually inaccurate.” Finally, there is the Monica Lewinsky scandal, which Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has somewhat clumsily brought into the political discussion. In 1998 and 1999, Mrs. Clinton essentially played two roles, that of wronged wife and that of strategist and spokeswoman in a concerted White House attack-the-prosecutor misdirection campaign. The reason we now have the
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that their father had an affair that produced siblings, and developing a relationship with you could be too painful for them. If they do know about you, they can do the same search you are considering, so we’d let them make that decision. Dear Annie: My wife reads the paper daily, so I’m hoping you can get through to her. She has put on more than 100 pounds since our two kids were born. I would like to tell her I love her and worry about her health. We talk about growing old together and all the things we will get to experience with our children. They are now at a great age to travel, and we can enjoy their sporting events. My wife exercises a little but cannot refuse a cookie, brownie or piece of cake. I try to lead by example by exercising regularly, eating no goodies and keeping watch over my health. I want us to take long walks and grow old together. Thank you for printing this. If I said these words to my wife, she would take it badly, but when she reads it, I will tell her I wrote it. – Omaha, Neb. Dear Omaha: How could any woman be upset when her husband says he wants to grow old with her? Weight is a tricky issue and a doit-yourself project. And 100 pounds might seem overwhelming. If you indicate disapproval of her food choices, it makes her feel terrible, which only makes her want to eat. Your wife is aware of her weight
phrase “vast right-wing conspiracy” is that Mrs. Clinton unveiled it shortly after the scandal broke, in a mostly successful effort to divert press attention away from President Clinton’s behavior and instead to independent counsel Kenneth Starr and some anti-Clinton groups. “The great story here, for anybody willing to find it and write about it and explain it, is this vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for president,” Clinton said on the “Today” show in January 1998. What followed was a long, hyperventilating and mostly irrelevant diversion campaign -- Look! Ken Starr was once a tobacco lawyer!
-- that would be a model for guilty defendants everywhere. Mrs. Clinton’s past was an issue in 2000 when (while still first lady) she ran for a Senate seat from New York. Obviously, it didn’t keep her from winning in that Democratic state. Even in a national contest, a focus on Mrs. Clinton’s past likely won’t decide the outcome any more than Romney’s time at Bain Capital decided the 2012 race. But it will help define Mrs. Clinton for millions of voters who weren’t around or weren’t paying attention in the 1990s. They need to know. And that’s what campaigns are for. (Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner.)
ment out of Afghanistan through Russian supply routes. “We face a difficult choice of punishing Russia by effectively punishing ourselves,” said Andrew Kuchins, the director of the Russia program at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. Obama has tried to use his travel plans to Russia as a bargaining chip before, in the hopes that Putin might bend under the threat of a diplomatic embarrassment. Last summer, the White House dangled the prospect of canceling a bilateral summit between Obama and Putin as it pressed Russia to return National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden to the United States. When Russia instead granted Snowden temporary asylum, Obama canceled his one-on-one meeting with Putin. Obama did attend an international meeting in St.
Petersburg. U.S. officials say they are in discussions now with European officials about Obama and other leaders possibly skipping the Group of Eight economic summit scheduled for June in Sochi, the site of the just-concluded Winter Olympics. The White House appears to be giving no serious consideration to American military involvement in Ukraine. In his carefully worded statement Friday, Obama avoided saying that a destabilized Ukraine would be a national security concern for the U.S. Instead, he said only that it was “not in the interest of Ukraine, Russia or Europe.” In Europe, officials expressed concern about the Russian military escalation, but offered few specific options for stopping or punishing Putin. The European Union, dealing with its own internal problems, has appeared reluctant to fully em-
brace troubled Ukraine or risk the economic consequences of confronting Russia, one of its largest trading partners. “The world is on the verge of a conflict the outcome of which cannot be perceived yet,” said Polish Prime Minster Donald Tusk, whose country shares a border with Ukraine. Tusk appealed for Europe to send a “very clear signal” that it will not tolerate acts of aggression, but he did not outline specific steps. In Kiev, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called for international diplomacy to reduce tensions. The U.N. Security Council planned to hold a closed-door meeting on Ukraine Saturday, its second in two days. But there’s virtually no chance of getting even a resolution condemning Russian intervention given Russian veto power at the U.N.
By Tom and Ray Magliozzi Dear Tom and Ray: Is it possible to determine the make of an older truck (Ford versus Chevy) based on the feel of the door slamming? A friend gave me a ride as a favor. As he pulled away, his truck screeched like he needs power-steering fluid. I’d like to thank him for the ride by surprising him with some steering fluid, but I don’t know the make and model of his truck. Apparently, that’s important for getting the right steering fluid. Mutual friends also can’t remember his truck’s make and model, but they laughed at me when I said the door closing felt and sounded like a Chevy, not a Ford. Short of a blindfolded “slam test,” we don’t know how to settle this important dispute. A large bar-tab bet depends on your answer. – Doc TOM: I wouldn’t rule out the possibility that someone with sensitive ears, who pays attention to such things, can make a distinction between cars by the sound of the door closing. RAY: I usually can tell cars by their starter motors’ sounds. And I certainly can remember a time when I could tell, just by the sound of the running engine, what make of car was limping into the garage. Not as much anymore, but they used to have unique engine sounds. TOM: The same probably is true of door sounds: They’ve likely become a bit more similar over time because every door now has pretty much the same equipment in it and has to meet the same safety standards. RAY: So I think it’s possible, but not easy, Doc. And short of the double-blind slam test, I don’t think we can tell you what percentage of the population can identify a car make by the sound of the door closing. TOM: That said, I’d advise against guessing at all in this case. If the truck was screeching as it
pulled away, it’s more likely that he needs a belt rather than powersteering fluid. And you need to know more than just “make and model” to get him the right belt for his car. RAY: So, here’s what you do: Next time he’s hanging out with you, building up that bar tab, go outside and look near the bottom of the windshield on the driver’s side for the 17-character vehicle identification number (VIN). That’s a unique identifier that provides all kinds of information, including year, make, model, trim level, engine type, place of assembly and the truck’s birth order in the assembly line. TOM: So if, for instance, you write down your friend’s VIN, then call the Chevy dealer and ask for a belt for a truck with “this VIN,” they’ll be able to look it up for you and say, for instance: “Hey, dummy, this is a Ford. Call the Ford dealer.” RAY: But since belts are unique not only to years, makes and models, but also to different size engines in the same vehicle, you really need the VIN, or all of the other information, to get him the right one. TOM: Or you could just pay his bar tab and be done with it, Doc. Up to you. Happy trails. *** Auto repairs can be costly! Save money by ordering Tom and Ray’s pamphlet “Ten Ways You May Be Ruining Your Car Without Even Knowing It!” Send $4.75 (check or money order) to Ruin, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. *** Get more Click and Clack in their new book, “Ask Click and Clack: Answers from Car Talk.” Got a question about cars? Write to Click and Clack in care of this newspaper, or email them by visiting the Car Talk website at www.cartalk.com.
March 2, 2014
Chapter AL of PEO Senior citizen report learns about becoming empowered women
Chapter AL of PEO met on February 21, 2014 in the home of Joyce Dixon with Cecie Dunkin as co-hostess. President Jeannie Wade called the meeting to order. The minutes were read and approved and the treasurer’s report was accepted. An invitation was read from Chapter AA of Woodward to a celebration of PEO’s 100th year. This celebration is to be held on March 7 on the Northwestern campus in Woodward from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. An invitation was also read from Chapter R in Waynoka to an “Evening of Frivolity” to be held March 8 at 7 p.m. in the all purpose room in Waynoka. Information was read about the PEO Star Scholarship, established in 2009 – a non-renewable award to be given to an exceptional high school senior woman who excells academically and in leadership.
This award is to be used for either full-time or part-time attendance in a university during her first year following graduation. A report was given on plans for the PEO State Convention to be held in Enid on June 7-8. The next meeting of Chapter AL will be held of March 7 in the home of Carol Erikson with Celia Roots as co-hostess. Installation of officers will be held. The program was given by Carla Mitchell on empowering women. She encouraged each woman to choose a word, meaningful only to herself, that she would like to focus on to improve her life and circumstances. She suggested that this word be posted wherever it will be seen often every day to keep the concept on the mind. She gave a few examples of such words: patience, now, enjoy, present.
Local AHS students named to honor roll at OU College of Allied Heath
Chrystal Benson-Detring – doctorate in physical therapy, daughter of Bryce and Sherrie Benson; Shannon Rose – doctorate in physical therapy, daughter of Keith and Brenda Rose; and Jerrad Hada – doctorate of physical therapy, son of Jerry and Karen Hada have been named to the Dean’s Honor Roll at OU College of Allied Health for the fall 2013 semester for outstanding academic performance. The College of Allied Health is one of seven colleges on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences
Center campus and offers degrees in many diverse health professions, audioolgy, nuclear medicine, nutritional sciences, occupational therapy, physical therapy, radiation therapy, radiology, sonography and speech-language pathology. Professional and undergraduate students are required to have completed at least 12 grade point hours and earned a minimun 3.5 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale to be included on the honor roll while graduates must earn a minimum of 3.8 GPA.
March 3 to March 7, 2014 Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Chicken biscuit, applesauce, milk Tuesday – Whole Grain Lucky Charms, whole wheat toast, fruit cocktail, applesauce, skim milk Wednesday – Sausage gravy, biscuit, peaches, milk Thursday – Egg omelet, biscuit, pineapple, milk Friday – French toast strips, maple syrup, pears, milk Lunch Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday – Burrito, refried beans, salsa, mandarin oranges, lemon pudding, milk Tuesday – Taco burger, potato rounds, corn, rosy applesauce, milk Wednesday – Taco salad, salsa,
bread sticks, raisins, milk Thursday – Chicken fajitas, mexi beans, salsa, strawberries, Jello, milk Friday – Nachos with ground beef, refried beans, salsa, cinnamon sticks, milk Menu for Woods County Senior Citizens Monday – Hot ham and cheese, tomato soup, three-bean salad, snickerdoodles Tuesday – Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes with cream gravy, corn, dinner roll Wednesday – Lasagna, green beans, garden salad, mixed fruit Thursday – Chili dog, french fries, pears Friday – Loaded baked potato, pears, butterscotch cookies
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By Betty Riggins Friday, Feb. 21, was another windy day but a little warmer. Had a good attendance and a tasty meal. John White brought his son, J.L. White, as his guest. It is always great to have your children home for a visit. We had a good turnout for our Friday night cards and dominoes plus great food. We all have a fun time so you should come and join us on each Friday night except the second Friday of the month and also if we have a snow storm it is canceled. Monday was a fairly nice, chilly day. We had a very good dinner and good attendance. Betty Cushenbery brought guest Barbara Cue and friend Barbara Hunt. Hopefully these ladies will keep coming. Sam Pangburn was back with us.
Tuesday was another cold day and I think it will get worse. This didn’t stop our seniors from coming to eat very good turkey and dressing and all the trimmings. We had a great attendance for this. Sandra Halling was back to work the desk as I had to be away from the center for the dinner and then I showed up to help serve. Our little Phyllis Fisher was back with us today. She is doing much better. Priscilla Shelbe brought her son-in-law Chris Gleyer as her guest to eat with us. Wednesday was another very cold morning but it warmed up as the day went on. We had a fairly good attendance with some hot chili that Sean made plus the salad bar. We always have plenty to eat. Jewel LeDou and Donna Clark are working with Randy Kilbourne on our
grants. Hopefully we will get some money for things that are needed. I believe this is on transportation and other things, as it takes so much gas to pick up people to bring them to the center and then take them home, plus taking them to doctor’s appointments. Thursday was another cold day with storms for the weekend. The count was low, as we had a meal that is not a favorite of our seniors. Alan Smith is trying to get the papers and books all caught up. The new menus are in so drop by and pick one up and sign up to eat with us. Next week we will have a board meeting on Wednesday, March 5, and covered dish supper on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. with covered dish meal and games. Come join us.
Tulip Garden Club members treated to Valentine brunch The Tulip Garden Club met at the home of Genevieve Farris on Thursday, Feb. 20. Members were treated to a delicious Valentine brunch. Attending the meeting were April Ridgway, Donna Rhodes, Pam Lyon, Helen Janzen and Linda McCoy. April Ridgway, president, opened the meeting with members reciting the collect. Members answered roll call by naming a simple household object they had recycled in their garden. Linda McCoy read the minutes of the last meeting. Helen Janzen gave the treasurer’s report. Linda McCoy gave a report on the library book selected in memory of Johnette Beagley. The committee selected “Gardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living World,” by Janet Calvo. Members discussed decorating dish gardens as a group for the upcoming National Convention in
Norman. Each member agreed to bring materials to decorate a dish garden. Time and place would be announced later. Winners of the district Butterfly Contest were announced. Students from Alva and sponsored by the Tulip Garden Club will receive their awards at the June meeting. Winners include Lakin Gaddy, Macy Nightengale, Julie Swen, and Elisabeth Ridgway. Other winners include Lacy Hepner, Tulsa, and Ben Emmert, Norman. They were sponsored by the Delphinium Garden Club and will receive their awards at the spring district meeting in Guymon on Saturday, April 5. Genevieve Farris gave the lesson on “Recycled Art for the Garden.” Some tips for recycling objects in the yard included: 1) studying the landscape to figure out how to balance the piece with the existing plants, 2) editing yourself
to keep from junking up your yard, 3) adding sound into the landscape with chimes or bells, 4) storing old objects until you find a way to use them in a cool grouping, 5) recycling mementos for conversation points, 6) becoming passionate about your new interest to enrich your garden, and 7) enjoy collecting old things and sharing them in a new way in your garden. Farris showed many examples and finished projects that used these basic principles. She recommended two magazines for their excellent suggestions: “Flea Market Gardens” and “Country Style Gardening.” She also suggested several excellent websites to check out. Pam Lyon won the gardener gift: a canvas with the message “Every Garden Tells a Story.” The March meeting will be held at Linda McCoy’s home on March 13.
Customer appreciation in reverse By Helen Barrett When Julie Brunson decided it was time for her to retire and enjoy life more, her customers wanted to show their appreciation for the many years she beautified their hands. The customers opted for a manicurist’s appreciation reception at the home of CeCe Dunkin with Johnece Ryerson as co-hostess. Guests enjoyed a variety of CeCe’s famous hors d’ oeuvres while reminiscing and presenting the honoree with gifts. Brunson’s career as a manicurist began in Amarillo, Texas, some 33 years ago. In 1989 the family moved to Alva with her husband, Tom, whose job with Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line relocated. Within the next year, she began working as a manicurist for Helen Nelson in the Merle Norman Studio, located in the space currently occupied by Hal Brizzolara’s Tax Service. When Wylodean Linder purchased the cosmetics salon, Brunson moved with her to the new
CUSTOMERS SHOW APPRECIATION -- Johnece Ryerson (left) and CeCe Dunkin (right) host a retirement reception for their favorite manicurist Julie Brunson (center). Photo by Helen Barrett location. For a period of time she worked from the Shear Expressions Salon with co-workers Mary Cox, Carolyn Southard King, Verlinda Otte and Tammy Girton. Recently, she worked at Tangles Salon with Patty Shoulders. Over the years she used gallons
of polish on the thousands of nails of her more than 100 regular customers. After retiring, she plans to “chase grandbabies and spend more time with my mother in Independence, Mo.” “And we’ll probably do a lot more motorcycle rides,” she said.
March 2, 2014
Council to consider fire equipment, city manager evaluation
Left to right: Cory Washburn stands with January Rotary Students of the Month, Katlin Ramy and Ty Hooper.
By Marione Martin The three city meetings Monday have a variety of items on the agenda. The Alva City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. March 3 in the council chambers at City Hall. Among the agenda items is discussion and action on the purchase of a 2014 EOne 1250 GPM Fire Fighting Apparatus through the HGAC purchasing contract in an amount not to exceed $245,500. In addition council members will hear the business manager’s report, discuss and act on revising Section 303(A) Sick Leave to reflect 325 hours buy back upon retirement, and vote on entering an executive session to discuss the evaluation of Business Manager Joe Don Dunham. After a return to open
session, the council may discuss and act on the evaluation. Time will be allowed for brief comments by council members and citizens. The Alva Utility Authority will meet after council adjournment. Board members will discuss and act on establishing polices and standards relating to the construction of water transmission and distribution lines and wastewater collection lines for the city. During the final meeting by the Alva Economic Development Authority, there will be discussion and action on acceptance of the lowest and best bid for installation of a new HVAC System at the Alva Recreation Complex.
Principal Atkins Rotary’s January AHS submits resignation Students of the Month honored
Ty Hooper Ty is the son of Cody and Machelle Hooper. High school activities include baseball (pass), basketball (guard) and football (quarterback). Outside activities include playing sports and working on his term paper. He is employed at working on his term paper. After high school he plans on attending Northwestern Oklahoma State University while playing football and baseball. The best advice Ty could give to a freshman is, “Be yourself and be humble. If you are an athlete just worry about plugging for the name on your jersey and the Lord watching.” His personal philosophy in life is, “Dreams are great but when you wake up grab God’s hand and make them a reality.”
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By Marione Martin The Alva Board of Education will now have two school principals to replace. Alva High School (AHS) Principal Randy Atkins is submitting his resignation effective May 23. Earlier, Washington Principal Traci Leeper announced her plan to resign at the end of the school year. In addition, Loraine Jenkins, certified personnel, is resigning effective May 23. Three non-certified staff members have also submitted resignations: Jennifer Redinger, effective Feb. 4; Teresa Hall, effective Feb. 27; and Will Jenkins, effective May 23. The board is meeting Monday at 5 p.m. at 418 Flynn St. The board members will discuss with possible action the renewal of contracts for three school principals:
Katlin Ramy Katlin is the daughter of Mark and Rita Ramy. High school activities include basketball (sophomore), basketball (sophomore, junior, senior), Key Club since freshman year, National Honor Society (sophomore), vice president National Honor Society (junior), Superintendent’s Leadership Class at Vo-Tech and is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. After high school she plans on attending OSU majoring in biology. The best advice Katlin could give to a freshman is, “Be yourself and always try to participate in something even if your friends think it is uncool. Make your high By Marione Martin According to court records, a school years the best they can be for man living in Alva failed to regisyourself.” Her personal philosophy ter as a sex offender as required. in life is, “Stay true to yourself.” Woods County Deputy Sheriff Keith Dale was conducting a search on the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Sex Offender database on Feb. 22. He found Dominique Jean Shillito listed as a “transit” offender residing in Alva. On the website there was also an anonydidn’t allow him to do the repairs, mous tip giving Shillito’s place of even when he knew how. As near employment and that he was residas I can tell the utility companies ing in Alva near a school. On Feb. 24, Dale searched the put us in danger by leaving smaller towns short on help and tying their hands to bolster profits and give the CEOs more money. Then at the emergency room the doctor gave my grandaughter a pill but said we would have to wait until the morning to get more. It seems that a doctor is smart enough to know what to perscribe, but cannot be trusted to dispense any to take home (Jaylyn did get a shot to carry her through). What is the matter with the powers that be to tie the hands of qualified people in any profession so they cannot do their jobs? On the other Custom Picture Frames hand they may have called Arizona Fine Art ~ Art Supplies legislators for advice. Case closed. Lastly, Grace the daughter-in-law 427 Barnes St., Alva, Oklahoma 73717 LOCATED IN THE DOWNTOWN MALL has had hip problems for years. Monday was the big day to end the Mon-Fri 10am to 5pm; Closed Saturday and Sunday pain. The family gets over there at www.murrowsframeart.com 580-327-4600 six in the morning. After she gets gowned up a nurse came in and asked what medicines she had been taking. She said all of them, and the lady said she had one she should Spray Foam Insulation have stopped taking two weeks Insulation for existing attics, before surgery. The surgery was new construction, barns, shops canceled and rescheduled for someand garages. time in April. It makes me wonder how many people overlooked tellReduce energy bills, enjoy cleaner, healthier air, ing Grace what not to take before and also increase your buildings structural strength. surgery. At least one person was paying attention, or it could have Call Brandon Walker for an estimate 580-822-0090 turned into a tragedy.
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In Arizona they have passed a law (if the Governor signs it) that a business owner can refuse to serve a gay person if they believe it is morally wrong for religious reasons. I believe like the cafe owner in the movie I have the right to do business with whomever I choose. It really doesn’t matter what the reason is for not serving them. In my case about the only people I ever want to miss out on are thieves and counterfeiters. I try to be a live-and-letlive kind of guy and, my religious convictions aside, if you are not a problem any other way, I am happy to see you at my door doing business with me. Anyhow, the Arizona law besides obviously targeting one segment of the population, is ignorant a couple of ways. First you already have the no service right because you own the joint. And secondly unless they are going to make every alternate lifestyle person wear a t-shirt stating the fact, how will the owner know? Arizona lawmakers have way too much free time on their hands. I ran into a triple dip of stupid this week. First, a worker cut a natural gas line at the bank construction site. The ONG guy came by to tell us that we might get a whiff of gas, but it should hold no danger. When I asked what was going on, this longtime employee told me he was waiting for a crew from Enid to repair it because company rules
Steve Shiever at Longfellow Elementary, Tim Argo at Lincoln Elementary and Ron Sunderland at Alva Middle School. Other items on Monday’s agenda are discussion and possible action on accepting the audit report, a request for supplemental appropriations for the Co-Op Fund 12, a contract for the 2013-2014 fiscal year audit, a request from First Christian Church to lease a bus for church camp, and declaring several items as surplus property. The superintendent will report on a gift of $207,500 from the Wisdom Family Foundation, the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, district updates and legislative updates. The board will also hear reports from the five school district principals.
Woods County Sheriff’s Office and Alva Police Department’s sex offender records, which did not show any information about Shillito. He contacted a representative of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registration Unit, who said if an offender is listed as a transit, he is required to register within the jurisdiction in which he resides every seven days. Dale then went to Shillito’s place of employment and spoke with him. Shillito told him he lives at 1114 Oklahoma Blvd. and had
lived there for “a few months.” Dale asked why he had not registered as required, and he was unable to give an answer. Dale checked with Woods County Dispatch and learned that Shillito’s residence is approximately 935 feet from a daycare on Church Street. Shillito, 24, has been charged with two felonies of failure to register as a sex offender and sex offender residing within 2,000 feet of a school or residing within a school safety zone.
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The commissioners agreed to accept a settlement of $6,900 from Circuit Engineering for right-of-way damages. Another approval was in the amount of $213 for detention transportation claims. The commissioners are finding it difficult to find mechanics to maintain their equipment, so they have taken a strategy of trading them in quickly while still under warranty. Three new John Deere 770G graders were purchased from Yellow House for $217,825 each. They come with a five-year warranty and the Mike Goucher, District 3 commissioner, expects to trade them in well before the warranty expires. The trade-in values from the old graders are $198,000, $197,000 and $201,000 each. These were paid off the day of the commissioner meeting so they could be declared surplus and traded in. The commissioners also purchased three 2015 Mack truck tractors from Bruckner’s for $106,389 each with three 2013 Mack trucks being declared surplus and paid off to be traded in. The difference between the price of the new trucks and the trade-ins will be $8536. A brief delay in the meeting occurred when a competing bidder asked to see the bids forms and pointed out to the commissioners the lowest priced firm, Bruckner’s, had not exactly met the specifications. After conferring with District Attorney Hollis Thorpe who was present at the meeting, Mike Goucher decided to stay with the lowest bid even though one or two items had been changed in the bid form. The representative from Bruckner’s said that 99 percent of the units they bid were configured the way they had offered it and it would delay delivery a lot to go with the alternative configuration. In other action, the commissioners voted to transfer several computers to a different office, they voted to declare surplus a grader, a payloader and a skid steer so they could be traded in, and to junk a couple of computers. In a final action, the commissions decided to leave the burn ban off and trust the judgment of the farmers and ranchers in burning brush and tree piles. They will leave the matter on the agenda to be reconsidered again in the future.
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These are the results of the swine division of the Woods County Livestock Show held Feb. 24, 25 at the fairground in Alva. 001 Berkshire Gilt 01 – Class 1, 1st Tiffany Weber, Freedom FFA 02 – Class 2, 1st Rozlynn Murrow, Alva FFA; 2nd Victoria Mullins, Freedom FFA 03 – Champion, 1st Rozlynn Murrow, Alva FFA 04 – Reserve, 1st Victoria Mullins, Freedom FFA 002 Chester White Gilt 01 – Class 1, 1st Rylan Castleberry, Alva FFA 02 – Class 2, 1st Dominic Duke, Freedom 4-H; 2nd TamLyn Link, Freedom 4-H 03 – Champion, 1st Dominic Duke, Freedom 4-H 04 – Reserve, 1st Rylan Castleberry, Alva FFA 003 Duroc Gilt 01 – Class 1, 1st Courtney Mapes, Alva FFA; 2nd Ross Murrow, Alva FFA 02 – Class 2, 1st Emma Reed, Freedom FFA; 2nd Nathan Pitts, Waynoka 4-H; 3rd Jayden Sharp, Alva FFA 04 – Reserve, 1st Courtney Mapes, Alva FFA; 1st Ross Murrow, Alva FFA 004 Hampshire Gilt 01 – Class 1, 1st Kolby Slater, Alva FFA; 2nd Tiffany Weber, Freedom FFA 02 – Class 2, 1st Kaden Slater, Alva 4-H; 2nd Kaylen Gaskill, Waynoka FFA 03 – Champion, 1st Kaden Slater, Alva 4-H 04 – Reserve, 1st Kolby Slater, Alva FFA 005 Poland China Gilt 01 – Class 1, 1st Ashley Strehl, Freedom FFA 02 – Champion, 1st Ashley Strehl, Freedom FFA 006 Spot Gilt 01 – Class 1, 1st Rozlynn Murrow, Alva FFA; 2nd Elizabeth West, Freedom 4-H; 3rd Ethan West, Freedom 4-H 02 – Class 2, 1st Lexie Shafer, Alva FFA; 2nd Ross Murrow, Alva FFA; 3rd Drake Lewis, Alva FFA; 4th Cooper Sneary, Alva 4-H 03 – Champion, 1st Courtney Mapes, Alva FFA 04 – Reserve, 1st Ross Murrow, Alva FFA 007 Yorkshire Gilt 01 – Class 1, 1st Allison Galindo, Freedom 4-H; 2nd Kelsey Waldrop, Alva 4-H 02 – Class 2, 1st Vanessa Galindo, Freedom 4-H 03 – Champion, 1st Allison
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So proud she gets goose bumps basketball homecoming week. The student council designated the Thursday of that week as “Goldbug Throwback Thursday.” Students and faculty were urged to dig through their parents’ closets and don old letter jackets, cheerleading uniforms and other items pertaining to the Goldbugs. “The emphasis was on tradition,” Simon said. The students wanted to decorate the hall display cases with Goldbug memorabilia. Knowing Mrs. Simon’s classroom looks somewhat like a Goldbug museum, they asked the teacher for help. “We used everything we could find of mine – old homecoming mums, pennants, uniforms, pom pons. I have quite a collection of things,” she said. During the recent homecoming week, some of the students pulled out old basketball jerseys with their accompanying short shorts to wear on Throwback Thursday. “They had a heyday,” she said. Some of the items were uniforms she wore while playing softball, basketball and running track at AHS as a student. Her collection grew through surplus sales, garage sales and gifts. “When the school sells off any surplus, I buy everything I can that’s Goldbug related,” she said. “You’re not ever going to get it again.” Part of her collection includes several of the hand painted ceramic dolls parents traditionally made for their senior athletes. The Ultimate Fan MRS. GOLDBUG SPIRIT — Simon does not limit her supHalah Simon, English teacher port to just athletic teams. and ultimate Goldbug fan at Alva In addition to attending home High School. and away ball games, she tries to By Helen Barrett A person would be hard pressed to find anyone who is more of an Alva Goldbug supporter than Halah Simon. “I am so full of pride when I think of going to school here,” Simon said recently during an interview in the classroom where she teaches English and instills Goldbug pride. “I get goose bumps when I see my kids here now getting ready to go to their activities.” While teaching students the importance of studying the English language and writing it correctly, she also effuses Goldbug spirit. “I always try to emphasize to my kids how special this place will end up being to them in years to come,” she said. “There’s just something about this building.” Her school pride became especially apparent during the recent
attend as many vocal concerts, get excited, the students get more band concerts and speech events excited.” as possible. Because of her support for the “I believe the best way to con- Goldbug teams, one student had nect with kids is to a banner made that connect with them she displays in her on some level of classroom that proactivity,” she said. claims “Welcome “You live in this to Simon Stadium.” community, what “I love all that better things do stuff. That’s what I you have to do than live for.” go support them, She considers watch them have herself very lucky success?” because her stuShe’s convinced dents and friends it pays dividends in — Principal Randy Atkins know of her love the classroom. for anything Gold“I truly believe I see the results bug related. When they give her a of supporting them in extracur- gift, it’s usually something Goldricular activities in my room,” she bug. said. “They will work very hard Her principal, Randy Atkins, for you, because they know that you believe in them.” Simon’s car is always the first one – or closest to it – in sendoff parades. “They know I’ll be there if at all possible,” she said. “If there’s a dress up day, I’m going all out,” Simon said. “My theory is, if I want my kids to have spirit, be part of the bigger picture, I can’t expect them to do it unless I do.” For one Halloween, Simon dressed as Cruella DeVille. Several of her students wanted to dress as her Dalmatians. “I go to the bonfires. I cheer. I always tell them if I’ve got more spirit than you, there’s a problem,” she said. “I always tell my kids, ‘there’s a band or choir concert, go to hear them,’ Simon said. She said she always tries to go to events including the upcoming Giving of the Green concert. “The more you promote it and
“Alva’s got a great history and tradition. Mrs. Simon’s work exemplifies that.”
praised his teacher’s spirit. “Alva’s got a great history and tradition. Mrs. Simon’s work exemplifies that,” Atkins said. “It’s important for today’s students to understand the history and tradition of Alva schools. Her displays help keep that in the forefront.” For Simon, it’s just part of her make up. She’s in her 11th year of teaching one class of freshman English as well as all senior English and one hour of alternative education at Alva High School. She serves as Key Club and Senior Class Head Sponsor. “I love my job. I love my kids. I don’t have children of my own to go watch, so these are my kids,” she said. “Chad and I love to go support the kids. It’s good stuff.”
Goldbug symbols decorate Mrs. Simon’s classroom walls.
HALLOWEEN DRESS UP DAY — Halah Simon dresses as Cruella DeVille while Jordan Coffman and Darian Carruthers become part of her kennel of Dalmatians.
SINGING VALENTINES — Halah Simon celebrated Valentine’s Day with Electric Gold members who THROWBACK JERSEYS — Justin Meyer, Ethan Harzman, Chase delivered singing Valentines. From left are Darrian Eckert, Brianna McClure, Connor Cummings, Emily Jones and Dade Graham model the Throwback Jerseys worn during Harris, Simon, Jordan Coffman, Maddy Hofen and Alyssa Brewer. the recent basketball homecoming spirit week.
March 2, 2014
Ladybugs strike down the Lady Longhorns in regional finals By Leslie Nation PERKINS – For the fifth time this season the Ladybugs went head-to-head with longtime rivals the Lady Longhorns with the same results. Chisholm has improved in intensity against Alva, but the Ladybugs kept pace with them throughout the first quarter, breaking down the Longhorn’s defense. Chisholm had the early lead to start the game, but Alva was able to answer right back. After two minutes, the Ladybugs got their first lead and then some off of back-to-back layups from Jaden Hobbs (#23). With the score 8-7 in Alva’s favor, the Ladybugs ended the first quarter on a 7-2 run to put the score at 15-9. Chisholm faired no better in the second quarter as Alva burst out the gate with an 11-0 rally before the Lady Longhorns could give an answer. The Ladybugs allowed only eight points for Chisholm to end the first half with a 14-point lead and the score at 31-17. In the second half, Chisholm was able to come back to within 10 points of Alva’s lead, but with 2:06 left in the second quarter the Ladybugs rallied to put some space between them and the Lady Longhorns. Hobbs helped Alva to their biggest lead of the night after Chisholm’s Kammi Gruber (#23) made a bad pass to Megan Galusha (#14), giving Bailey Forell (#3) the easy steal. Forell gave the ball to Hobbs for the breakaway layup to put the Ladybugs
up by 16 with the score at 44-28. Whitney Randall (#30) contributed with two jumpers to end the third quarter 48-30. From there the Ladybugs had no trouble putting the game away. Allowing only nine points for the Lady Longhorns, Alva went on to win the regional championship 62-39. Ladybugs’ Stats The Ladybugs were 49.1 percent from the field making 26 of 53, with Hobbs leading them in scoring with 23 points, pushing her well beyond the 1,000-point barrier she broke in the game against Oklahoma Christian. Hobbs pulled down five boards and had six assists for the night. Lora Riley (#15) hit double figures with 10 points, nearly getting a double-double with eight rebounds. Randall contributed eight points followed by Morgan Shiever (#10) and Nicole Ritter (#24) with seven and six points respectively. Ritter was able to pull down four rebounds and get three blocks against Chisholm. The Ladybugs move on to the area championship on Friday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. Alva will either play No. 14 Tishomingo or No. 9 Heritage Hall. Score By Period Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F Ladybugs 15 16 17 14 62 Chisholm 9 8 13 9 39
Goldbugs struggle to get the win against No. 2 Oklahoma Centennial By Leslie Nation The Alva High School Goldbugs struggled to slow down the offense of Class 3A’s No. 2 Oklahoma Centennial early in the game of the regional championship on Saturday night at Perkins-Tryon High School gym. It was a low-scoring game, as the Goldbugs were able to keep pace with Oklahoma Centennial but not able to get the upper hand. After two minutes in the first quarter, Alva trailed by just one point with the score at 5-6. But Oklahoma Centennial went on a 7-0 run to end the first with a six-point lead over the Goldbugs with the score at 7-13. In the second quarter, Alva was only able to get five points late in the half to give their opponent a nine-point lead going into halftime with the score at 12-21. Oklahoma Centennial got as much as a 15-point lead over the Goldbugs to start off the second half before Trevor Johnson (#5) answered with a pair of treys to cut that lead to nine points. Lane Madsen (#20) helped Alva break that nine-point margin with a put-back followed by a steal and a breakaway layup from Johnson to put the score at 26-31 going into the fourth quarter.
Alva trailed by as much as eight points late in the fourth with 3:29 left in the game, but a jumper from Riley Hess (#13) and a baseline three from Jeremiah Bozeman (#22) made it a three-point deficit with 1:09 left in the game. The Goldbugs fought hard to try and pull out the win, but Oklahoma Centennial stalled the game to wind down the clock as the final score showed 37-40. Godlbugs’ Stats Johnson was the only Goldbug to make it to double digits with 13 points making five of six from the field for a shooting percentage of 83.3. Hess and Bozeman each contributed eight points for Alva to go along with Hess’ 12 rebounds. Madsen added six points and seven boards for the night. The Alva Goldbugs head to Del City on Thursday, March 6, to play No. 8 Comanche at 3 p.m. Alva will have to win their next three games to advance to the state playoffs.
Nicole Ritter (#24) beats the defenders inside for the easy bump while Chisholm’s Kammi Gruber (#23) and Bailey Brown (#30) try to recover. Photo by Leslie Nation
Durant scores 37 to help Thunder beat Grizzlies
By Cliff Brunt OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant often says he’ll do whatever his team needs. In the second half against Score By Period Memphis, his mission was simply Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F to score as often as possible. He Goldbugs 7 5 14 11 37 had 30 of his 37 points after halftime to help the Oklahoma City OK Centennial 13 7 11 9 40 Thunder beat the Grizzlies 113107 on Friday night. Durant made 10 of 15 shots and all eight of his free throws after halftime to help the Thunder hold off a furious rally. “I just told myself to be aggressive, to score,” said Durant, the NBA’s scoring leader. “That’s all I said to myself at half. I was frustrated with the shots I was taking. I felt that I wasn’t disciplined. I worked my fundamentals. I just wanted to be aggressive to score. I think that’s what my team needed.” Russell Westbrook had 21 points and six assists in 28 minutes, Serge Ibaka had 16 points and nine rebounds and Reggie Jackson added 14 points for the Thunder, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Oklahoma City had dropped every game since Westbrook returned from his latest knee surgery — and nearly lost again because Mike Miller scored all 19 of his points in the fourth quarter to rally Memphis. Westbrook wasn’t worried about the fact that the Thunder almost squandered the 16-point lead they had heading into the Riley Hess (#13) defends an Oklahoma Centennial guard as Ty Hooper (#3) stands ready to help guard the fourth. drive inside. Photo by Leslie Nation “We won, that’s what I’m go-
ing to take from it,” Westbrook said. “We lost three in a row. We just won.” Marc Gasol had 17 points and Zach Randolph added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who had won five of six. Memphis ran into a team that was tired of losing. “They’re extremely talented, but they were very focused, locked in,” Memphis coach Dave Joerger said. “They played at a very, very high level, I thought tonight, as well as I’ve seen them play against us in a long, long time.” Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha left in the first half with a left calf strain and did not return. The Grizzlies made 26 of 40 shots in the second half, but couldn’t stop Oklahoma City in the final minutes when the game got close. The Thunder offense broke out of a lull in the second quarter when Westbrook returned from a rest. He scored 10 points in the final 5:36 to help Oklahoma City take a 57-42 lead at the break despite getting just seven points from Durant on 2-for-9 shooting. Randolph was held to 2-for-10 shooting in the first half, and the Grizzlies shot just 38 percent. Durant got it going in the opening minutes of the third quarter with a 3-pointer and a dunk to help Oklahoma City take a 65-47 lead. Westbrook showed some of his old form when he froze Tayshaun Prince with a crossover dribble,
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Pitching gems from Morales, Coto help Rangers sweep No. 18 Drury NWOSU Sports Information Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) used a pair of strong pitching performances to sweep a doubleheader from visiting Drury (Mo.) Friday afternoon at Glass Family Field at Myers Stadium. In the opener, Michael Morales pitched 8.2 innings, and the Rangers backed him with some timely hitting for a 5-2 victory. Joe Coto supplied seven shutout frames in the finale, allowing just three base runners, for a 1-0 win. Northwestern (8-5) won its third straight. The Rangers are 4-4, so far, in a stretch of 10 consecutive games against ranked teams. “I think playing well against all of these good teams has built confidence in our clubhouse,” said Northwestern pitching coach Bill Neale. “That being said, we just need to continue to work hard. We’ve got two more tomorrow, and we’ll do our best to go out and get a series win.” The Rangers are slated to play one more doubleheader with Drury (0-2) on Saturday beginning at noon. Game One Jeff Martin had two hits and scored a pair of runs for the Rangers. Danny O’Connell added two hits of his own, and Coto drove in a pair. Northwestern took the lead in the third. Dickerman ripped a line drive single to right. Alex Marquez followed with a solid single to left that skipped by the leftfielder, allowing each runner to move up 90 feet. The Panthers’ troubles continued with the next batter when Logan Porter’s bloop was dropped by the charging center fielder. Dickerman scored. Marquez came home on the very next play with Jonathan Freemyer’s RBI groundout for a 2-0 lead. Morales shined in hist first start since Feb. 10, when he was tagged for seven runs against Northwest Missouri State. “He worked hard to make some mechanical adjustments, and it’s showing,” Neale said. “He went out there and threw two pitches for strikes. He had good velocity and good bit on his slider.” Morales kept Drury off the scoreboard through the first five innings by stranding six base runners, but the Panthers broke through in the top of the sixth. Morales surrendered a walk and a single to start the inning. With runners at the corners and two out, he balked to bring in a run but then bounced back with a quick strikeout to preserve a 2-1 lead. The Rangers added two big insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth. With runners at first and second and two out, Joe Coto ripped a drive to right center that cleared the head of the right fielder and bounced off the warning track. Calvin Ellis and Jeff Martin both scored to make it a 4-1 game. The Rangers upped the lead to 5-1 in the top of the
ninth. Danny O’Connell poked a ground ball between short and third, and Martin beat a strong throw from left field to the plate. Morales recorded two quick outs in the ninth before running into trouble. He surrendered a walk and a hard triple to right. Morales hit the next batter, prompting head coach Ryan Bay to go to his bullpen. Josh Evans needed just one pitch to nail down his second save of the year. Second baseman Colten Dickerman made a sliding catch in foul ground to end it. Score By Inning Team NWOSU 002 002 01x Drury 000 001 001 -
R H E 5 7 1 2 8 3
Game Two The Rangers rode Coto’s arm in game two—a scheduled seven-inning contest. The senior allowed just two hits. A two-out single, a stolen base and a passed ball game Drury an early scoring chance in the top of the first. The next batter bounced out to second to end the what would turn out to be the Panthers’ biggest scoring threat of the game. Coto didn’t allow a runner past first base the rest of the way. “Coto went out and bulldogged for us. He’s a veteran, and that’s what he does,” Neale said. “He was getting all four pitches over for strikes, and when he does that – he’s pretty tough to hit.” The Rangers didn’t get their first hit until the bottom of the third. Dickerman blooped a soft single to right. Alex Marquez moved him over with a wellplaced sac bunt. Two batters later, Freemyer smacked a hard grounder up the middle to score the game’s first and only run. Northwestern outhit Drury 5-2. All seven hits were singles. Score By Inning Team NWOSU 001 000 x Drury 000 000 0 -
R H E 1 5 0 0 2 0
First baseman Jeff Martin (#17) catches a grounded ball from Michael Morales to get a Drury batter out. Photo by Leslie Nation
Jonathan Freemyer (#35) hits a low fly ball to left field against the Drury Panthers. Photo by Leslie Nation
Rangers take series, but fall in final game with Drury
ALVA – After a 2-0 first inning for Northwestern Oklahoma State, the Drury Panthers went on a tear in the latter innings and finished off the Rangers 11-2. In the bottom of the first, the Rangers struck first on a double to centerfield by Jonathan Freemyer, bringing in two runs. Those two runs would end the scoring for the home team on the day. After a rough first inning Michael Morales (#21) was starting pitcher in game one against the for Drury’s Trevor Richards, he Panthers on Feb. 28. Morales allowed only two runs and threw five kept Northwestern at bay for five strikeouts. Photo by Leslie Nation straight innings before Gage Ja-
cobs took over on the bump. After cruising through the first three innings, Drury put a run up in the fourth ending the scoreless drought for the Panthers. A double down the left field line by Spencer Wilmes scored Drury’s first run of the game. The home team threatened in the bottom of the fifth but couldn’t convert, leaving two runners on base after the visitors came up empty in the top half of the fifth inning. Another run came across the
plate in the top half of the sixth for the Panthers, and five more in the seventh to bust the lead open to 7-2. Two errors, four hits and a passed ball led to the five-run inning for the Panthers. Drury (1-2) collected four more runs over the next two innings, while Northwestern recorded eight straight scoreless innings. Right fielder Jonathan Freemyer went two for four on the day with two runs batted in, but no oth-
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Game winning three Lady Rangers basketball: Isaac stuns Rangers goes for 34, Rangers top century BETHANY – Quan Conner’s long-range three pointer with 1.2 seconds remaining dealt Northwestern Oklahoma State a stunning 82-81 setback in the season finale at Southern Nazarene University (SNU). T’aries Taylor scored 23 points to lead Northwestern (12-14, 9-11 Great American Conference). Bruce Wright (16 points), Brandon Wooley (15) and Adrian Motley (14) were also in double-figures for the Rangers. L.B. Willis led SNU (14-12, 12-8 GAC) with 24 points, and Garrett Butler from Burlington added 20 – all in the first half. Conner (17 points) was three of seven from three. His last triple came with SNU trailing 8179 on a possession that began with only 11 seconds on the clock.
Score by Periods Northwestern Okla. Southern Nazarene
1st 42 40
2nd 39 42
Total 81 82
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mark in season finale at SNU BETHANY – Jonae Isaac scored 31 of her careerhigh 34 points after halftime to help Northwestern Oklahoma State notch a thrilling 103-91 overtime victory over Southern Nazarene University (SNU). The win ended a 25-year drought for the Rangers in Bethany. Their last road victory over SNU came in February of 1989. The Rangers hit the 100-point mark for the first time since November 2001 against Medicine Hat (Canada). Dierra Gilmore finished with 24 points in her final game as a Ranger. Relina Johnson added 12 points and seven rebounds, while Kaci Hansen pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds. Hansen’s defense also played a key role. Aminata Fall finished with 33 points and 18 rebounds for SNU (12-14, 9-11 Great American Conference), but Hansen and some timely double teams limited Fall’s production in the final minutes. Fall fouled out with 1:05 to go in overtime. Northwestern (7-19, 9-11 GAC) trailed by nine points with just under three minutes to play in regula-
tion but responded with a 9-0 run to force overtime. Isaac – who hit 13 of 19 shots – keyed the comeback. Her three-pointer cut the SNU lead to 82-76 with 2:33 to play. After a pair of Dierra Gilmore free throws, Isaac forced steals on back-to-back Crimson Storm possessions, turning both of them into layups on the other end. She added another driving layup with 52 seconds to go in regulation to knot the game at 84. Neither team could convert again before the end of regulation, and the game shifted to overtime. SNU led 89-88 before Relina Johnson’s long threepointer put the Rangers in front for good. Johnson poked the ball loose on defense, and Isaac was fouled on a fastbreak. Her two free throws continued what would turn into an 8-0 Northwestern run. The Rangers converted 10 of 12 foul shots down the stretch to put it away.
Fort Hays State (Kan.)
(OT) 70-66 W
Colorado School of Mine
Fort Hays State (Kan.)
(OT) 80-82 L
Southeastern Oklahoma State
Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
Henderson State (Ark.)
Southwestern Oklahoma State
Southeastern Oklahoma State
Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
Southeastern Oklahoma State
Henderson State (Ark.)
(OT) 70-63 W
Southwestern Oklahoma State
Henderson State (Ark.)
Southwestern Oklahoma State
(OT) 90-89 W
Southeastern Oklahoma State
Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
Henderson State (Ark.)
(OT) 99-97 W
Southwestern Oklahoma State
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Thunder then drained a mid-range jumper to give the Thunder a 70-55 edge. Durant scored 17 points on 6-for-10 shooting in the third quarter to help the Thunder take an 8771 lead at the end of the period. Miller came off the bench and made three 3-pointers in the fourth to help the Grizzlies trim the deficit to 103-97 with 4:22 remaining. “In the fourth quarter, our bench was unbelievable,” Prince said. “We (the starters) put them in a bad situation and they almost got us out of it.” Memphis cut the margin to three before Durant made a baseline jumper on an assist from Westbrook with 1:24 to play, then a floater with 33 seconds remaining to seize control for good. “We can’t afford to dig ourselves a hole like we did,” Grizzlies guard Mike Conley said. “They’re too good of a team, especially at home. They came out and they wanted to win this game from the very beginning.” The Thunder finally resembled the team that has earned the top record in the Western Conference. They won for the first time since Feb. 13 and for the first time at home since Feb. 9 “It feels great,” Durant said. “You never take it for granted. We learned a lesson after losing three in a row. It’s tough to swallow, so it’s good to get a W.”
Bold = home game * conference game
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Alva Review-Courier Alva High School Ladybugs 2013-2014 basketball schedule
Alva High School Goldbugs 2013-2014 basketball schedule Date
59-39 W 63-45 W
Wichita (OBA Classic)
Wichita (OBA Classic)
Oklahoma Bible (2A, OBA Classic)
Chisholm (OBA Classic)
Pioneer-Pleasant Vale (2A-#20, OBA Classic) 54-33 W
Okarche (OBA Classic)
Oklahoma Bible (2A)
Oklahoma Bible (2A)
Guymon (5A-#18, Wheat Capital)
Guymon (5A, Wheat Capital)
Blackwell (4A, Wheat Capital)
Chisholm (Wheat Capital)
Fairvew (2A-#3, Wheat Capital)
Kingfisher (4A, Wheat Capital)
Guymon (5A, North Country)
Cleveland (4A, North Country)
Pawnee (2A, North Country)
45-27 W 39-36 W
Cleveland (4A, North Country)
Pawnee (North Country)
Tonkawa (2A-#9, North Country)
55-37 W 53-31 W
Pioneer-Pleasant Vale (2A)
Pioneer-Pleasant Vale (2A)
(Alva boys receive District 3A Bye)
(Alva girls receive 3A District Bye)
Luther (Reg. @ OCS)
OCS (Reg. @ OCS)
OK Centennial (Reg. @ Perkins-Tryon)
Chisholm (Reg. @ Perkins-Tryon)
March 13-15 State
March 13-15 State
Smart leads Oklahoma St. past No. 5 Kansas, 72-65 By Cliff Brunt, AP Sports Writer STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Marcus Smart scored 20 of his 21 points in the second half to help Oklahoma State defeat No. 5 Kansas 72-65 on Saturday night and give a major boost to the Cowboys’ once-fading NCAA tournament hopes. Oklahoma State (19-10, 7-9 Big 12) overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half. The Cowboys improved to 3-0 since Smart returned from a three-game suspension for shoving a Texas Tech fan. Andrew Wiggins scored 15 points for Kansas (22-7, 13-3), which already had clinched the Big 12 title outright before tipoff because Texas and Iowa State lost earlier. The student section was filled nearly an hour before the opening tip. The crowd included Oklahoma City Thunder players Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and their coach, Scott Brooks. Wiggins’ three-point play tied the game at 64 with just over 2 minutes to play. Kamari Murphy’s layup gave Oklahoma State a 66-64 lead with 1:37 remaining. Kansas’ Naadir
Tharpe missed a jumper, and Murphy pulled in the rebound. Smart made a layup with 46.1 seconds left to push Oklahoma State’s lead to four, then he broke the press and hit another layup with 23.8 seconds to go to put the game out of reach. The Jayhawks led 26-25 at halftime despite 35 percent shooting. Oklahoma State shot just 24 percent in the first half but forced 11 turnovers. Le’Bryan Nash and Markel Brown scored nine points each to keep the Cowboys in the game. Smart had one point on 0-for-7 shooting. Wiggins scored five points in the half but committed two fouls. Brown hit a 3-pointer in the opening seconds of the second half to give Oklahoma State a 28-26 lead, but Kansas answered with a 3-pointer by Wayne Selden. Smart made his first field goal, a 3-pointer, with 17:46 to play. He drew the third foul on Joel Embiid with 14:19 to go and the Jayhawks up 38-36. Wiggins
picked up his third foul 11 seconds later. Kansas responded with a run. With both freshman stars on the bench, Tharpe and Selden drained 3-pointers that put the Jayhawks up 46-38. A three-point play by Perry Ellis pushed Kansas’ lead to nine, and a pair of free throws by Wiggins extended the margin to 10 for the first time. Oklahoma State muscled its way back into the game with a three-point play by Nash and a long lob by Smart to Brown that cut Kansas’ lead to five and got the crowd back into the game. The Cowboys moved into the double bonus with 5:50 remaining, and Brown made two free throws to give Oklahoma State a 60-59 lead. Nash picked up his fourth foul with 4:35 remaining, but Smart calmed him down after Nash disagreed with the call. Wiggins picked up his fourth foul with 4:09 to play. Smart’s 3-pointer with 3:44 left put Oklahoma State up 63-61.
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Burlington, Timberlake girls headed to state By Marione Martin Both Burlington and Timberlake girls’ basketball teams are headed to state after wins Saturday night. Burlington girls had to win three straight in the Class B Area I losers’ bracket to advance. The Lady Elks defeated Leedey 41-28 on Thursday, Okeene 45-37 on Friday and Shattuck 59-56 on Saturday. The Timberlake Lady Tigers lost to Red Oak 61 to 35 on Friday night in Class B Area II at Sand Springs. But they went on to defeat New Lima 60-53 on Saturday to win a berth at state.
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er Ranger had more than one hit. Northwestern (8-6, 2-4 Great American Conference) won the series over the Panthers 2-1 after completing three of four scheduled games. The last contest was called off due to weather. The Rangers are scheduled to play Hillsdale Baptist Tuesday af-
ternoon in Moore at 2 p.m. before coming back to Myers Stadium for a three-game series with in-state rival Southern Nazarene on Friday and Saturday. Score by Innings R H E Drury 000 101 513 - 11 15 1 NWOSU 200 000 000 - 2 8 5
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March 2, 2014
Singing well earns great rewards
FullSet to end concert series March 11 All accomplished young musicians in their own right, FullSet creates a stunning and unique sound that is full of energy and innovation while remaining true to their traditional roots. FullSet will be at Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s (NWOSU) Herod Hall Auditorium March 11 at 7:30 p.m. The Irish folk group is made up of six very talented artists. Michael Harrison, on fiddle, creates a distinctive sound using original and colorful techniques. Martino Vacca is an exceptional uilleann piper and employs his mastery of this instrument in all pieces arranged by FullSet. Talented musician Janine Redmond on button accordion maintains a rich traditional style that is becoming ever so rare in traditional music today. Eamonn Moloney on bodhrán and Andy Meaney on guitar effortlessly blend the music together with a sensitive yet driving accompaniment section. The emotive singing style of Teresa Horgan completes the ensemble and is guaranteed to captivate audiences of every gen-
(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Sunday March 2, 2014.) BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, LLC RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION EXCEPTION LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 23, Township 28 North, Range 20 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma Cause CD No. 201401405 NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persons, owners, producers, operators, purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and all other interested persons, particularly in Woods County, Oklahoma, including the following: Meadowbrook Oil Corporation; Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; Chesapeake Exploration, LLC; Oil Producers, Inc. of Kansas; and if any of the above-named parties is a dissolved partnership, corporation or other association, then the unknown successors, trustees and assigns, both immediate and remote, of such dissolved entity. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, has filed an application in this cause requesting the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma to enter an order, to be effective as of the date of the execution thereof or as of a date prior thereto, as follows: (i) authorizing and permitting an exception to the permitted well location tolerances in the 640-acre horizontal well unit formed in Section 23, Township 28 North, Range 20 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma, for the Mississippian common source of supply, so as to allow a horizontal well to be drilled into, to be completed in and to produce hydrocarbons from such common source of supply, with the completion interval of such well in such common source of supply to be located within the subsurface location tolerance area as set forth below: not closer than 165 feet from the north line and not closer than 1320 feet from the west line and not closer than 165 feet from the south line of said Section 23, and with such authorization and
eration. In recent years this young group has received much critical acclaim, even being compared to popular Irish groups such as Danú & Altan by respected Irish Music Magazine. Following the tremendous success of its debut album “Notes at Liberty,” FullSet is quickly becoming one of the most well-known bands in the Irish music scene today. The group was honored by being announced as the winners of the RTÉ/RAAP Breakthrough Annual Music Bursary Award in October 2011 In 2012 FullSet was honored with the “Best New Group Award” from the well-respected Irish American News as well as “Best Newcomer” in Bill Margeson’s LiveIreland Awards. To date FullSet has performed on some of Ireland’s most prestigious TV programs including “The Late Late Show” and TG4’s hugely popular Irish music series “Geantraí.”
The group also has performed at various festivals and venues across America and Europe including Copenhagen Irish Festival, the Festival Interceltique de Lorient, the Michigan Irish Festival and also the North Texas Irish Festival. Fullset has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in folk and world music including Moya Brennan, Fred Morrison, Lúnasa, Carlos Núnez, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny and Beoga. This is an exciting time for FullSet with the release of their second album “Notes after Dark.” Contact Dr. Irene Messoloras, chair of the Department of Fine Arts, at 580-327-8692 or email@example.com, to purchase tickets, or pick them up at Holder Drug, the NWOSU Bookstore, Graceful Arts Center or the Rialto. The Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series is supported by the Alva Tourism Convention Development Committee, the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Charles Morton Share Trust.
permission running in favor of Applicant or some other party recommended by Applicant; and (ii) establishing a proper allowable for the proposed well involved herein as to the common source of supply covered hereby, which allowable Applicant requests be established as a full allowable with no downward adjustment made thereto. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the application in this cause requests that the order to 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 Applicant or some other party recommended by Applicant. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the “land sections adjacent to the area within the location exception” requested herein in said Section 23 in regard to the subsurface location tolerance area for the completion interval of the proposed well covered hereby, as described above, are Sections 14 and 26, Township 28 North, Range 20 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma. The other “land sections” surrounding said Section 23 are Sections 13, 15, 22, 24, 25 and 27, Township 28 North, Range 20 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause is set before an administrative law judge for hearing, taking of evidence and reporting to the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma. Notice is further given that the application in this cause may be amended at such hearing in accordance with the rules of the Commission and the laws of the State of Oklahoma. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause is set for hearing before an administrative law judge on the Conservation Docket at the Western Regional Service Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. on the 25th day of March, 2014, and that this notice be published as required by law and the rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Applicant and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of telephonic communication shall be paid by the person or persons requesting
its use. Interested parties who wish to participate by telephone shall contact Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide their names and telephone numbers. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action, contact John R. Reeves, attorney, OBA #7479, Seventeenth Floor, One Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Telephone: (405) 272-5742; or Ashlei Jordan, SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 731026406, Telephone: (405) 429-5754. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA PATRICE DOUGLAS, Chairman BOB ANTHONY, Vice Chairman DANA L. MURPHY, Commissioner DONE AND PERFORMED this 25th day of February, 2014. BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Secretary 14831-0818noh
(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Sunday March 2, 2014.) BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, LLC RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION EXCEPTION LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 23, Township 28 North, Range 20 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma Cause CD No. 201401406 NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persons, owners, producers, operators, purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and all other interested persons, particularly in Woods County, Oklahoma, including the following: Meadowbrook Oil Corporation; Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; Chesapeake Exploration, LLC; Oil Producers, Inc. of Kansas; and if any of the above-named parties is a dissolved partnership, corporation or other association, then the unknown successors,
By Helen Barrett Recent medical and psychological studies confirm what musicians knew decades ago. Participating in music stimulates the brain in all areas. “Music has the unique ability to go through alternative channels and connect different sections of the brain,” said Harvard researcher Gottfried Schlaug in a 2013 published study. Alva public school students currently receive high quality music education in all levels of school. For high school students, being selected for the Oklahoma State
Choral Directors Association’s AllState Choirs is the highest honor available. After successfully passing two stringent auditions attended by more than 2,000 students, approximately 200 students are selected for this honor. At the Alva schools, the vocal music department also rewards the students with their choice of the easily identifiable blue and gold all-state jacket or a beautiful, personalized all-state ring. This year, four Alva High School vocalists
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Special meeting Monday for Northwest Technology Board
By Marione Martin The Northwest Technology Center School Board will hold a special meeting Monday, March 3, at 3 p.m. at the Alva campus. The board usually meets at 5 p.m. During the superintendent’s report, there will be votes on campus calendars for the next school year, a contract for an audit for this school year, sending students to national contests and paying expenses, and sending board and selected administration members to the annual Career Tech Legislative Seminar March 25 and pay expenses. The board will hear a report of make-up days for snow days missed and a report of student contest re-
sults. There will be discussion of biomedical sciences second year courses and the possibility of hiring certified science instructor(s). The board will also be updated on building projects. The board will vote on entering into executive session to discuss the fiscal year 2015 re-employment of professional non-certified staff. After a return to open session, the board will vote to re-employ, table re-employment or set a hearing for personnel not recommended for reemployment. Spring Break is scheduled for March 17-21. The next board meeting will be on Wednesday, April 2, at the Fairview campus.
trustees and assigns, both immediate and remote, of such dissolved entity. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, has filed an application in this cause requesting the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma to enter an order, to be effective as of the date of the execution thereof or as of a date prior thereto, as follows: (i) authorizing and permitting an exception to the permitted well location tolerances in the 640-acre horizontal well unit formed in Section 23, Township 28 North, Range 20 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma, for the Mississippian common source of supply, so as to allow a horizontal well to be drilled into, to be completed in and to produce hydrocarbons from such common source of supply, with the completion interval of such well in such common source of supply to be located within the subsurface location tolerance area as set forth below: not closer than 165 feet from the south line and not closer than 560 feet from the east line and not closer than 165 feet from the north line of said Section 23, and with such authorization and permission running in favor of Applicant or some other party recommended by Applicant; and (ii) establishing a proper allowable for the proposed well involved herein as to the common source of supply covered hereby, which allowable Applicant requests be established as a full allowable with no downward adjustment made thereto. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the application in this cause requests that the order to 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 Applicant or some other party recommended by Applicant. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the “land sections adjacent to the area within the location exception” requested herein in said Section 23 in regard to the subsurface location tolerance area for the completion interval of the proposed well covered hereby, as described above, are Sections 13, 14, 24, 25 and 26, Township 28 North, Range 20 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma. The other
“land sections” surrounding said Section 23 are Sections 15, 22 and 27, Township 28 North, Range 20 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause is set before an administrative law judge for hearing, taking of evidence and reporting to the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma. Notice is further given that the application in this cause may be amended at such hearing in accordance with the rules of the Commission and the laws of the State of Oklahoma. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause is set for hearing before an administrative law judge on the Conservation Docket at the Western Regional Service Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. on the 25th day of March, 2014, and that this notice be published as required by law and the rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Applicant and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of telephonic communication shall be paid by the person or persons requesting its use. Interested parties who wish to participate by telephone shall contact Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide their names and telephone numbers. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action, contact John R. Reeves, attorney, OBA #7479, Seventeenth Floor, One Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Telephone: (405) 272-5742; or Ashlei Jordan, SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 731026406, Telephone: (405) 429-5754. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA PATRICE DOUGLAS, Chairman BOB ANTHONY, Vice Chairman DANA L. MURPHY, Commissioner DONE AND PERFORMED this 25th day of February, 2014. BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Secretary 14831-0819noh
March 2, 2014
Woods County Real Woods County Estate Transactions Sheriff’s Report
Beginning book 1172 page 156 Real Estate Transfers Mildred G. Littleton to Betty Littleton, Charlene Littleton Lingo, Carol Littleton, John Garrett Lingo and Mildred G. Littleton, as Trustee under the Mildred G. Littleton Revocable Trust dated 8-19-1987: ALL oil, gas and other mineral interest in and to (1) the South Half of the South Half of Section 8, Township 26 North, Range 16, WIM; AND (2) the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and the East Half of the Northwest Quarter and the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 19, Township 29 North, Range 17, WIM: Warranty Deed. Mildred G. Littleton, same person as Mildred Littleton and Mildred Grace Littleton to Betty Littleton, Charlene Littleton Lingo, Carol Littleton, John Garrett Lingo and Mildred G. Littleton, as Trustee under the Mildred G. Littleton Revocable Trust dated 8-19-1987: ALL oil, gas and other mineral interest in and to (1) the South Half of the South Half of Section 8, Township 26 North, Range 16, WIM; AND (2) the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and the East Half of the Northwest Quarter and the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 19, Township 29 North, Range 17, WIM: Warranty Deed. Treva Sue Martin to Elwyn G. Hofen & Evelyn Jean Hofen: the South Half of Lot 2 and West Half of the Southwest Quarter a/d/a Lot 3 and Lot 4, and the East Half of the
Southwest Quarter, and Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter and South Half of the Northeast Quarter and Southeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 28 North, Range 16, WIM, Containing 365.305 acres more or less; and the said party of the first part hereby expressly reserve to themselves and their assigns, the full benefit and use of the above-described premises, and all rents, issues, and profits thereof, for and during their natural lives: Quit Claim Deed. Chimney Rock Car Wash LLC to Wet Willy’s CarWash LLC: Lots 18 & 19 and that part of Lot 17, described as beginning at the NE Corner of Lot 18, thence South 140 feet, thence East 18 inches, thence in a Northwesterly direction to the place of beginning, all in Block 1 of the Original Town of Waynoka: Warranty Deed. Mickey L. Ferguson & Deborah Ferguson to Mickey L. Ferguson & Deborah Ferguson: (1) the South Half of the Southeast Quarter and the South Half of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 22, Township 28 North, Range 18, WIM, LESS and except a tract described on page 434 of book 1172 AND ALL our mineral interests in and to: The Northeast Quarter; East Half of the Southeast Quarter; South Half of the Northwest Quarter and the North Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 11; AND all of Section 22; AND the Northwest Quarter of Section 26; AND the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and the West
Half of the Northeast Quarter and the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 27; ALL in Township 28 North, Range 18, WIM: Joint Tenancy Quit Claim Deed. Mortgages Gary Goucher to Hopeton State Bank: East Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 6, Township 25 North, Range 14, WIM: maximum obligation limit $40,025. Wet Willy’s CarWash LLC to Hopeton State Bank: Lots 18 & 19 and that part of Lot 17, described as beginning at the NE Corner of Lot 18, thence South 140 feet, thence East 18 inches, thence in a Northwesterly direction to the place of beginning, all in Block 1 of the Original Town of Waynoka: maximum obligation limit $40,025. Steven T. Fenton & Joan L. Fenton to The Peoples Bank: Lot 5 in Block 1 of the Nob Hill Addition to the City of Alva: $40,000. Matthew A. Tucker & Alysson Tucker to Alva State Bank & Trust Company: all of Lot 5 in Block 2 of the Highland View Addition to the City of Alva, LESS and except a tract described as beginning at the Southeast Corner of thereof; thence West 208.71 feet, thence North 208.71 feet; thence East 208.71 feet; thence South 208.71 feet to the point of beginning: maximum obligation limit $200,000.
Woods County Court Filings According to the affidavits and petitions on file, the following individuals have been charged. An individual is innocent of any charges listed below until proven guilty in a court of law. All information is a matter of public record and may be obtained by anyone during regular hours at the Woods County Courthouse. The Alva Review-Courier will not intentionally alter or delete any of this information. If it appears in the courthouse public records, it will appear in this newspaper. Felony Filings Michael Don Redinger, 38, Alva: Embezzlement ($395.40). Dominque Jean Shillito, 24, Alva: (1) Failure to register as a sex offender; (2) Sex offender residing within 2,000 feet of school or residing within school safety zone ($531). Misdemeanor Filings Brett Richard Nelson, 49, Atoka: DUI ($832.20). Leslie Nichole Golbek, 31, Waynoka: DUI ($786). Jake Shelton Esley, 23, Alva: Assault and battery ($229). Rickey Allen Lee II, 21, Alva: Assault and battery ($229). Lawrence Anthony Compo, 32, Alva: Assault and battery ($229). Robby Leon Holt, 36, Woodward: Assault and battery ($229). Tracy Alan Marcus Jr., 32, Alva: Assault and battery ($229). Oliver Medina-Chavez, 22, Woodward: Driving with license suspended ($358.90). Civil Filings Alva State Bank & Trust Company vs. Christopher Arthur Siller: Money judgment for an amount $10,000 or less ($205.70). Midland Funding LLC vs. Dianna Lea Meade: Money judgment for an amount $10,000 or less ($205.70). Divorce Filings Debra Lucero vs. Dean Martin Lucero: Dissolution of marriage
Traffic Filings Marielena Rios, 36, Alva: Failure to use child restraint ($234.50). Breauna Fay Overton, 22, Alva: Failure to provide security verification ($231.50). Frank Odell Sanders, 54, Milam, Texas: Operating a motor vehicle at a speed greater than reasonable and proper ($256.50). Toby Kyle Kiryakakis, 33, Alva: Failure to signal intention to turn ($211.50). Larry Obrien Knighton, 50, Newton, Texas: Transporting manufactured home without permit ($241.50). Meagan Nicole Blalock, 30, Waynoka: Failure to notify department of public safety of change of address ($211.50). Christopher Lee Rich, 39, Sand Springs: Failure to yield from stop sign ($211.50). Maximiano Chaves Lopez, 42, Missouri City, Texas: Failure to surrender driver’s license as required ($211.50). Maximiano Chaves Lopez, 42, Missouri City, Texas: Operating a motor vehicle in unsafe condition ($211.50). Maximiano Chaves Lopez, 42, Missouri City, Texas: Operating a motor vehicle at a speed not reasonable and proper ($256.50). Demmi Faith Anderson, 19, Shattuck: Operating a motor vehicle without valid driver’s license ($256.50). Mark Allen Bailey, 44, Seiling: Failure to secure load ($211.50). Jaime Jaimes-Serrano, 26, Woodward: Operating a motor vehicle without valid driver’s license ($256.50). Cale Weston Leeper, 27, Dacoma: Failure to notify department of public safety of change of address ($211.50). Chad Wayne Hillman, 46, Daco-
ma: Failure to notify department of public safety of change of address ($211.50). Michael Lee Welteroth, 43, Wysox, Pa.: Operating motor vehicle with expired registration ($211.50). The following individuals were cited for speeding: Trejo F. Gutierrez, 21, Fort Worth, Texas: 72 in 65 ($188.50); Francis Alltoey, 50, Alva: 77 in 65 ($226.50); Larry Roy Kelley, 26, Bluejacket: 75 in 65 ($188.50); Leonel Granados, 25, Edgewater, Colo.: 77 in 65 ($226.50); Taryll A. Hurbs, 37, Humble, Texas: 78 in 65 ($226.50); Charles I. Taylor, 37, Woodward: 75 in 55 ($241.50); Loredo Alolfo Saauedra, 24, Bacliff, Texas: 86 in 65 ($281.50); Steven Pegan, 39, Alva: 72 in 65 ($188.50); Dale Alan Dallas, 59, Amarillo, Texas: 75 in 65 ($188.50); Tamara Lee Bolar, 35, Waynoka: 65 in 55 ($188.50); James E. Callahan, 60, Hobart: 75 in 65 ($188.50); Daron Michael Henderson, 32, Wichita Falls, Texas: 75 in 65 ($188.50); Casey Lane Basco, 25, Flatwoods, La.: 81 in 65 ($241.50). The following individuals were cited for failure to wear seatbelt ($20): Johnny Charles Briseno, 43, Protection, Kan.; Brett Justin Weyrick, 34, Alva; Dustin Donovan Moffatt, 28, Alva; Angela Renee Kutzer, 39, Cherokee; Scott J. Pike, 40, Manchester; Michael Joe Bowers, 48, Waynoka; Joseph James Griffin, 25, Edmond; Ramon Patino Guillen, 24, Boyd, Texas; Grant Mikael Peterson, 30, Alva; Kendrick Tremain Woolfolk, 19, Alva; Regina Lynn Houghton, 39, Sweetwater; James Andrew Dyer, 26, Woodward; Dustin Lee Malicoat, 36, Alva; Jefferie Roger Garrison Jr., 31, Hamilton, Ala.; Cale Weston Leeper, 27, Dacoma; Shelby Vernon McKinnon, 38, Custer City; Tyler James McDaniel, 24, Enid.
February 19, 2014 4:45 a.m. US Prisoner Transport on the way for an inmate. 5:04 a.m. Pratt County, Kan., on the way for an inmate. 6:25 a.m. US Prisoner Transport called to give us a time for their arrival. 7:30 a.m. Call about cattle being out on Comanche and 281. February 20, 2014 6:20 p.m. Call asking if phone cards had been handed out yet. 6:42 p.m. Caller said bondsman was going to be here soon but she was going to be a little late. 7:40 p.m. Call informing that cattle are out. 7:50 p.m. Call informing more cattle out. February 22, 2014 9:50 a.m. Caller asking if we
had an individual in custody. 10:01 a.m. Caller informing that individual is in town and has a warrant in Kingfisher. 12:13 p.m. Caller wanted to know if individual had an active warrant. February 23, 2014 10:19 a.m. Dispatch calling about cattle out on CR 470 and Jefferson. 3:07 p.m. Person calling about individual’s bond. 5:56 p.m. Dispatch informed that a goat was out. 6:51 p.m. Caller wanting to know if we had a driver’s license. February 24, 2014 6:57 p.m. Call asking if we had individual in jail. February 25, 2014 5:44 p.m. Call about an inmate.
Woods County Communication Call Center February 19, 2014 1:40 p.m. Police department transfer for dog fines. 1:44 p.m. Civil dispute at 600 block of Seventh. 2:02 p.m. Police department transfer referring dogs on Skyline. 2:23 p.m. Needs to speak with officer in reference to treatment at convalescent home. 3:31 p.m. Lift assist at 1900 block of Maple. 4:58 p.m. Welfare check on 4 year-old on 500 block of Seiling. 5:23 p.m. 911 call, grass fire in back of house on 1800 block of Locust Drive. 6:10 p.m. Needing an officer to 500 block of Seiling. 10:29 p.m. 911 call, driving green Mustang at 10th and Oklahoma. 10:50 p.m. Loud music at 900 block of Arapaho. February 20, 2014 8:18 a.m. Power line down at Seiling and Locust. 9:17 a.m. Limb broke at 200 block of Fourth, electric line down in back yard. 10:25 a.m. Contact Dist 3 referring stop sign at Custer/500. 11:06 a.m. Wind speed info. 11:11 a.m. Dog following person walking and carrying mail at 900 block of Barnes. 2:33 p.m. Respondent about an empty house on 900 block of Center, bike up under cedar trees on southwest corner. 3:44 p.m. Dog hit by Trails Inn office. 6:45 p.m. Hit and run at Pizza Hut. 9:47 p.m. 911 call, rancher got calf dealt with. 11:37 p.m. 911 call, bunch of cattle on Noble Road. February 21, 2014 7:50 a.m. Dog loose yesterday on Jackson, mastiff with purple collar, animal control notified. 9:21 a.m. Question about earthquake. 11:51 a.m. 911 call, Jeep on fire, no one inside, at 1200 block of Meno. 12:31 p.m. Wrecker to 1200 block of Meno. 1:58 p.m. For police department, individual wondering if he could help police department out. 2:29 p.m. 911 call, fire by river south on 990 on Craig Road, unknown which side of river.
5:19 p.m. Question about burn ban. 6:12 p.m. Respondent stated he got the fire put out. 6:23 p.m. Transfer to Grant County Sheriff’s Office for possible burglary at golf course on Fourth Street in Medford. 7:22 p.m. Guy walking on 64, heading to town. 7:38 p.m. Explosion at booster station. 8:22 p.m. Door open on armory south of football field. 11:17 p.m. Loud party at 200 block of Santa Fe. February 22, 2014 9:56 a.m. 911 call, nephew locked up his phone, he can only call 911. 10:13 a.m. Trash on north side of lake. 11:16 a.m. Received fake money at BancCentral. 1:22 p.m. 19-year-old male, aggressive, at 700 block of Church. 4:48 p.m. Two kids in road at curve on 14th by park pond. 4:50 p.m. 911 call, pot hole south of Lamont at detour where building. 4:54 p.m. BNSF advised Broadway crossing is malfunctioning, someone en route to fix it. 5:46 p.m. 2x4 in middle of road past Plane Plastics. 5:49 p.m. Controlled burn 1 mile east of 14 on 64 on south side of road. 8:14 p.m. Grass fire at park pond on north side. 9:31 p.m. Kid running around shed/garage on Barnes/Ninth across alley from church, dark jeans/black puffy jacket, white skinny. February 23, 2014 1:20 a.m. Husband having asthma attack in black F250 four-door. 2:16 a.m. Two people passed out in van parked at Wal-Mart. 6:21 p.m. Truck sparking 2 miles east of Alva, pickup/trailer behind frac truck. 9:01 p.m. Electric line arching on Highway 11 and CR 760, notified Alfalfa Electric. 10:43 p.m. Stolen car from Northwest campus at Cornado Hall, black Chevy. February 24, 2014 7:52 a.m. 911 call, lady wrecked in the ditch 2 miles west of Nash on 64, PT walking around.
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12:03 p.m. Question about K9 training. 12:47 p.m. Dead cat in parking lot of Ampride. 4:02 p.m. Medical alarm pendant at 700 block of S. Sunset. 4:23 p.m. 911 call, fatality accident on Murray Drive. 5:34 p.m. 911 call, accident with injuries at 1700 block of College Boulevard. 5:57 p.m. Person on dirt bike with one baby in front on 2200 block of Santa Fe. 6:21 p.m. Found a puppy, gave him Creature Concerns. February 25, 2014 10:35 a.m. Dogs in trash cans for last two weeks, gave info to dog catcher for her to call back.
(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Sunday March 2, 2014.) BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANT: DORADO E & P PARTNERS, L.L.C. RELIEF SOUGHT: HORIZONTAL WELL LOCATION EXCEPTION LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 28 NORTH, RANGE 16 WEST, WOODS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA CAUSE CD NO. 201400681 AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING TO ALL PERSONS, OWNERS, PRODUCERS, OPERATORS, PURCHASERS AND TAKERS OF OIL AND GAS, INCLUDING but not limited to all persons if living or if deceased, their known and unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees and assigns, immediate and remote of any such party, and all corporations existing
1:28 p.m. Car blocking driveway at 1300 block of Maple, maroon Chevy Equinox. 1:34 p.m. Stray puppy at Cornado Hall, pit bull/lab mix, white/ brown. 6:06 p.m. Contacted Canadian County for warrant check. February 26, 2014 12:41 a.m. Key locked in car. 1:06 a.m. Allstate Insurance for locksmiths. 2:19 a.m. Suspicious car at VAP. The call center also handled the following calls: abandoned calls – 26, accidental calls – 12, pocket dial – 4, wrong number – 5, hang ups – 11, animal control – 4, sheriff – 25, police – 63, general info – 84, fire dept. – 22, ambulance – 24. and if dissolved, known and unknown successors, and all persons having an interest in the captioned land. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Applicant in this cause is requesting that the Commission enter an order amending an order to issue in Cause CD No. 201400144 for the Mississippian common source of supply, to permit a well for such common source of supply at the following location: SURFACE LOCATION: Will be specified in the order to issue in this cause. LOCATION OF WELLBORE AT COMPLETION INTERVAL: The proposed location of the end points of the completion interval will be no closer than 165 feet from the North and South lines and no closer than 560 feet from the West line of the unit comprising said Section 12, Township 28 North, Range 16 West, Woods County, Oklahoma. Same to be a well for the unit consisting of said Section 12, a 640-acre horizontal unit by said order which will
Alva Review-Courier require the well to be located not less than 660 feet from the unit boundary as to the Mississippian common source of supply. The legal descriptions of the land sections adjacent to the area within which the location exception lies are Sections 1, 2, 11, 13 and 14, Township 28 North, Range 16 West, and Sections 6, 7 and 18, Township 28 North, Range 15 West, Woods County, Oklahoma. Applicant further requests that Applicant or some other party be authorized the right to drill said well. Applicant further requests that it be permitted to produce said well at said location from all common sources of supply covered hereby with no downward allowable adjustment. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause will be heard before an Administrative Law Judge on the Initial Hearing Docket at the Corporation Commission, First Floor, Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 at 8:30 a.m., on March 26 - 28, 2014, and that this notice be published as required by law and the rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Applicant and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of telephonic communication shall be paid by the person or persons requesting its use. Interested parties who wish to participate by telephone shall contact Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide their names and telephone numbers. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action contact Mel Stahl, V.P. – Land, Dorado E & P Partners, L.L.C., 1401 17th Street, Suite 1500, Denver, CO 80202, Telephone: 720/402-3694 and/or Gregory L. Mahaffey, Attorney, 300 N.E. 1st Street, Oklahoma City, OK 731044004, Telephone: 405/ 236-0478. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA PATRICE DOUGLAS, Chairman BOB ANTHONY, Vice-Chairman DANA L. MURPHY, Commissioner DONE AND PERFORMED ON FEBRUARY 28, 2014. BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Secretary
(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Friday, February 7, February 14 and Sunday March 2, 2014.) Notice of Proposed Branch Purchase and Assumption Transaction Notice is given that application has been made to the Comptroller of the Currency, Southern District, 1600 Lincoln Plaza, 500 North Akard Street, Dallas, Texas 75201, for consent for BancCentral, National Association, 602612 Flynn Street, Alva, Oklahoma 73717, to purchase certain assets and to assume certain liabilities of Bank SNB, National Association, 608 South Main Street, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074, associated with the branch offices of Bank SNB, National Association located at 203 West Main Street, Anthony, Kansas 67003 and 1002 Central Street, Harper, Kansas 67058. This notice is published pursuant to 12 USC 1828(c) and 12 CFR 5. Anyone may submit written comments on this application by March 9, 2014 to: Director of District Licensing, Southern District, 1600 Lincoln Plaza, 500 North Akard Street, Dallas, Texas 75201. The public file is available for inspection in the district office during regular business hours. Written requests for a copy of the public file on the application should be sent to the Director of District Licensing.
(Published by the Alva ReviewCourier on Sunday March 2, 2014.) BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, LLC RELIEF SOUGHT: POOLING LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 28 NORTH, RANGE 16 WEST, WOODS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA CAUSE CD NO. 201401468 NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persons, owners, producers, operators, purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and all other interested persons, particularly in Woods County, Oklahoma, and all parties listed as respondents on Exhibit “A”, attached to the Application on file herein, and more particularly: OXY USA INC, if living, or if deceased, the known and unknown heirs, devisees, executors,
Page 16 administrators, successors, trustees and/ or assigns, immediate and remote, of the above named parties. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Applicant in this Cause is requesting that the Commission pool the interests and adjudicate the rights and equities of oil and gas owners in the Mississippi common source of supply underlying Section 13, Township 28 North, Range 16 West, Woods County, Oklahoma, a 640-acre drilling and spacing unit, and designate the Applicant or some other party as operator. Additionally, the Applicant requests the operator be given an option to request in excess of 180 days in which to commence operations for the drilling of the initial well. Applicant requests the Pooling Order cover an owner’s interest in all wells drilled on said unit which are necessary to fully develop the same. IT IS ORDERED that this Cause be referred to an Administrative Law Judge for hearing, taking of evidence and reporting to the Commission. IT IS ORDERED AND NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that this Cause will be heard before an Administrative Law Judge on the Merits Docket at the Corporation Commission, First Floor, Jim Thorpe Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m., on the 25th day of March, 2014, and that this notice be published as required by law and the Rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Applicant and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of telephonic communication shall be paid by the person or persons requesting its use. Interested parties who wish to participate by telephone shall contact the Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide their name and phone number. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action contact Luke Hayes, SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406, (405) 429-6660 or CHARLES L. HELM, Attorney, 105 North Hudson, Suite 700, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73102, (405) 232-9000. Please refer to Cause CD Number. DONE AND PERFORMED this 27th day of February, 2014. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA PATRICE DOUGLAS, Chairman BOB ANTHONY, Vice Chairman DANA L. MURPHY, Commissioner ATTEST: PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Secretary
Production, LLC, has filed an application in this cause requesting the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma to enter an order, to be effective as of the date of the execution thereof or as of a date prior thereto, amending the applicable orders of the Commission, including Order No. 619521, to authorize and permit two more wells in the 640-acre horizontal well unit formed for the Mississippian common source of supply in Section 23, Township 28 North, Range 20 West of the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma, so as to produce hydrocarbons from such common source of supply, with such authorization and permission running in favor of Applicant or some other party recommended by Applicant, and to establish proper allowables for such wells and such unit. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the application in this cause requests that the order to be entered in this matter (amending the applicable orders of the Commission, including Order No. 619521) 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 Applicant or some other party recommended by Applicant. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause is set before an administrative law judge for hearing, taking of evidence and reporting to the Commission. Notice is further given that the application in this cause may be amended at such hearing in accordance with the rules of the Commission and the laws of the State of Oklahoma. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause will be heard before an administrative law judge on the Conservation Docket at the Western Regional Service Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. on the 25th day of March, 2014, and that this notice be published as required by law and the rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Applicant and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of telephonic communication shall be paid by the person or persons requesting its use. Interested parties who wish to participate by telephone shall contact Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide their names and telephone numbers. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action, contact John R. Reeves, Attorney, OBA #7479, Seventeenth Floor, One Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Telephone: (405) 272-5742; or LEGAL NOTICE Ashlei Jordan, SandRidge Exploration (Published by the Alva Review- and Production, LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Courier on Sunday March 2, 2014.) Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102BEFORE THE CORPORATION 6406, Telephone: (405) 429-5754. COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA OKLAHOMA APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE PATRICE DOUGLAS, Chairman EXPLORATION AND BOB ANTHONY, Vice Chairman PRODUCTION, LLC DANA L. MURPHY, Commissioner RELIEF SOUGHT: INCREASED DONE AND PERFORMED this 25th day of February , 2014. DENSITY LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 23, BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: Township 28 North, Range 20 West of PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Secretary the IM, Woods County, Oklahoma 14831-0817noh Cause CD No. 201401404 NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All LEGAL NOTICE persons, owners, producers, operators, (Published by the Alva Reviewpurchasers and takers of oil and gas, and all other interested persons, particularly in Courier on Sunday March 2, 2014.) REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Woods County, Oklahoma, including the The SHPO, OK Historical Society, following: Atinum MidCon I, LLC; Repsol E&P USA, Inc.; Chesapeake Exploration, requests proposals for FY 2014 survey LLC; Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; Tiptop and planning projects. Funding is from Oil and Gas US LLC; Commissioners of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s the Land Office of the State of Oklahoma; Historic Preservation Fund. $150,000 Moyer O-G & I, Ltd. Partnership; David has been budgeted for these activities. Crews; Carole J. Drake LLC; Myra B. Successful applicants will be the SHPO’s Ward; Wolgamott Family Trust, and the subgrantees and must provide the Trustee of such trust; Carol Wolgamott; nonfederal-matching share. Project work William Babcock; Carl E. Gungoll must conform to the Sec. of the Interior’s Exploration, LLC; Guard Exploration Standards and Guidelines for Archeology Limited Partnership; St. Charles Royalty, and Historic Preservation. We anticipate LLC; Dakota Land, LLC; Meadowbrook funding only 3 - 4 projects. RFPs will be Oil Corporation; Oil Producers, Inc. available March 1 by visiting http://www. of Kansas; Harry H. Diamond Inc.; okhistory.org/shpo/rfp.htm or submitting PAR Oil Company; if any of the above- a written request by title to: Melvena named individuals be deceased, then the Heisch, SHPO, OK Historical Society, unknown heirs, executors, administrators, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma devisees, trustees and assigns, both City, Oklahoma 73105, or by email at immediate and remote, of such deceased firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals are individual; if any of the above-named due by 5:00 p.m., April 18, 2014. Project Titles: parties is a dissolved partnership, 2015 Statewide Preservation corporation or other association, then the unknown successors, trustees and assigns, Conference; Publication of a Quarterly both immediate and remote, of such Newsletter, 2 NRNs and Presentation of dissolved entity; and if any of the above- Community Preservation Workshops; named parties designated as a trustee is Archeological Analysis of the Striker Site not presently acting in such capacity as (34GT9), Grant County; Archeological Canadian River Valley, trustee, then the unknown successor or Survey, Ada vicinity, Pontotoc County; and successors to such trustee. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Archeological Survey of High Ridges Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and and Promontories, NW Woods County.
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Sunday 2-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva is open every day except Monday. For information or arranged tours, call 580-327-2030. Monday 9 a.m. The Woods County Senior Citizens Center, 625 Barnes, Alva, is open for games and other activities. Exercise is scheduled each day at 11 a.m. Transportation provided upon request. 1 p.m. Alva Duplicate Bridge will meet at the Runnymede Hotel. 3:30 p.m. Storytime will be held at the Alva Public Library for children ages 3-5 and their parents. 5 p.m. Alva Board of Education meets at 418 Flynn St. 6:30 p.m. Alva City Council meets the first and third Mondays of the month in the council chambers of City Hall. 7 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous meets at the First United Methodist Church. Call 917-855-9086 for information. 7 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 1027 8th (Wesley House) in Alva every Monday and Thursday. 7:30 p.m. Alva Masonic Lodge #105 will meet. Tuesday 9 a.m. The Woods County Senior Citizens Center, 625 Barnes, Alva, is open for games and other activities. Exercise is scheduled each day at 11 a.m. Transportation provided upon request. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Attention
Veterans - every Tuesday an Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Service Representative will meet with you at the Woods County Courthouse, 407 Government St., Alva. The representative will advise and aid you in obtaining veterans benefits. 2-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva is open every day except Monday. For information or arranged tours, call 580-327-2030. 7 p.m. Widows and widowers support group will meet at College Hill Church of Christ. Call 580430-6083 with questions. 7 p.m. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday at the Bible Baptist Church, 4th & Choctaw, Alva. The purpose is to help people dealing with alcoholism, divorce, sexual abuse, domestic violence, drug addiction, sexual addiction, food addiction, co-dependency, gambling addiction, anger, grief and more. Wednesday 9 a.m. The Woods County Senior Citizens Center, 625 Barnes, Alva, is open for games and other activities. Exercise is scheduled each day at 11 a.m. Transportation provided upon request. Noon Alva Kiwanis Club meets at Champs Restaurant. 2-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva is open every day except Monday. For information or arranged tours, call 580-327-2030. 7 p.m. Alva Moose Lodge menâ€™s meeting is held every Wednesday.
interested in the Estate of Lev Old Connor, deceased, that Joe Youngblood produced and filed in the District Court of Woods County, Oklahoma, a copy of an instrument in writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Lev Old Connor, deceased, and also filed in the court a petition praying for the probate of the will and asking that Letters Testamentary be issued to Joe Youngblood, and that the heirs, devisees and legatees of the decedent be determined by the court. Pursuant to an order of this court, notice is hereby given that on the 24th day of March, 2014, at 1:30 oâ€™clock p.m. the petition will be heard at the District Courtroom, County Courthouse, Alva, Oklahoma, when and where all persons interested may appear and contest the LEGAL NOTICE same. (Published by the Alva ReviewWitness my hand on the 26th day of Courier on Sunday March 2, 2014.) February, 2014. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF s/ Mickey J. Hadwiger WOODS COUNTY STATE OF Judge OKLAHOMA John R. Meinders, OBA #15308 In the Matter of the Estate of Lev Old JOHN R. MEINDERS, P.C. Connor, deceased. 2201 S.W. Main Street Case No. PB-2014-11 Woodward, OK 73801 NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION (580) 256-5074 FOR PROBATE OF WILL (580) 254-3733 - fax Notice is hereby given to all persons Attorney for Petitioner - March 11 at 1:30 p.m. in Town Hall Board Room Buffaloâ€”Harper County - March 11 at 5:00 p.m. in City Library Seilingâ€”Dewey County - March 11 at 10:00 a.m. in City Hall The public is invited to attend and share community housing needs, social services needs, arts and tourism needs. For more information, please call the Freedom West CDC office at 580-621-3680. Freedom West CDCâ€™s office is located at 957 Eagle Pass in Freedom, Oklahoma. Freedom West CDC has provided affordable housing, owner occupied housing rehabilitation services, arts and tourism services of Northwest Oklahoma since 2002.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 49.06 to close at 16,321.71. The NASDAQ Composite Index was dn 10.81 to close at 4308.12. The Transportation Average was up 32.08 to close at 7348.51 and Utilities CLOSED up 2.82 at 518.77. Volume was approx. 883 million shares. Gold fell $5.98 to $1,325.35 and Silver CLOSED at $21.20, dn 7Â˘. Crude oil prices rose 9Â˘ to $102.49 per barrel. Wheat Price was $6.53, up 14Â˘. Prime Rate is 3.25%
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March 2, 2014
NWOSU retrospective featured Two AHS juniors selected One Night Only for leadership training Murrow’s FrameArt will host a retrospective art show created by art students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) from 1952 to 1978. The show will be held for one night only during the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Alva on Friday, March 7, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The public is invited to share in the art collection and to enjoy refreshments. There is no charge for the event; these pieces are not for sale, but will be returned to the university following the show. During a recent “spring cleaning” event at the studio art department at NWOSU in Alva, art professor Jave Yoshimoto discovered a treasure trove of student art pieces in one of the storage rooms in the art department. The works represent instruction by long-time art professors Bess Chappell, who taught at Northwestern from 1945 until her retirement in 1969, and Don Bellah, who taught at NWOSU from 1967 until his retirement in 1987, which marked the suspension of the art
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By Helen Barrett Connor Cummings, Alva High School student council vice president, and Gagan Moorthy, junior class president, recently participated in the three-day Oklahoma University Leadership Conference. Out of 500 applicants, the two Alva students were selected to be part of the 150 delegates. Once there, the delegates sepa-
Space by Yard is one of the stored art pieces recently discovered at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The art will be on display at Murrow’s FrameArt on Friday, March 7, during the Friday Art Walk in Alva. department until it was resurrected in 2011. Student artists include Warner (1952), Jack Wilson (1974), Pitts (1975), Susan Dunn (1978), Patty Riggs, Paula White, A. Cunningham, Diel Gray, Steve Shirley, Fred
way...” Another portion of the proposed law requires any user to completely repair or replace any damage. If the bill is passed, it would become effective Nov. 1. This bill will apparently nullify an Attorney General ruling issued in 1982 by then Attorney General Jan Eric Cartwright. Attorney Parrish Rick Parrish said, “The Attorney General said saltwater disposal lines may be placed on county rightof-way with county commissioner permission, but a second portion of the opinion said such an installation may not be made without the consent of the abutting property owners and the third conclusion was that
rated into small groups of students from other towns. There they learned many new leadership skills. The OU Campus Activities Council hosts the High School Leadership Conference. Cummings is the daughter of John and Ramona Cummings. Moorthy is the son of Dr. Venkhata and Sudha Udupa Moorthy.
property owner is entitled to compensation.” Shawn Fulkerson said, “This bill is obviously targeted to fix and repair the issue of our lawsuit in favor of the oil companies.” Some in the audience asked, “Can you explain what this does?” Fulkerson replied, “This basically allows them to run these lines and do these things without compensating the landowner and without permission. It is their acknowledgment of what we’re seeking in our lawsuit and they are trying to fix it!” Parrish explained that the classaction lawsuit is pretty well limited to property owners with the prob-
Riggins, Miller, Shirley Ayers, Lebeda, Yard, Jerry Rohlf, Frances Lee, M. Meyer, Gene Collins, Bob Bailey, Fred Meyers, Boterf, Hedges (or maybe Hedger), Max Huffman, Martha Parks, O. Fiscus, Ollie Fairless, T. Kato and T. Azuma.
Ou Leadership Conference Delegates — Alva High School juniors Connor Cummings and Gagan Moorthy attend the 2013 Oklahoma Unilems of oil companies installing versity Leadership Conference. Photo by Helen Barrett these lines on non-leased properties without permission and not paying for damages or property use. An audience member from Woodward County, Sue Selman, owner of a 14,000-acre guest ranch, said after the meeting, “Sen. Bryce Marlatt has done a lot of things not were selected for the highest honor: year of eligibility. The rings and jackets are purgood for his constituents, starting Emma Cline, Cheney Bird, Madison Hofen and Aaron Pierce. For chased out of the vocal music funds. with transmission line issues. I just Bird, Hofen and Pierce, this was Taco cards, concerts and other fundon’t think he’s on our side. He’s on draising drives provide for the their second year to be selected, althe side of the transmission compaawards as well as for other costs, lowing them to have both a jacket nies and the oil companies. I think in such as contest fees and travel costs. and a ring. This was Cline’s first Woodward County we have county commissioners granting trespass authority to transmission-line people and oil-drilling firms that they don’t have authority to grant.”
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ALL STATE AWARDS — Recent high school all-staters Madison Hofen, Emma Cline, Cheney Bird and Aaron Pierce show off their new all-state jackets and rings. Photo by Helen Barrett
The Woods County Mineral Owners Association attracted landowners from Grant, Garfield, Woodward, Alfalfa and Woods counties to a public meeting Wednesday night. The meeting started with a discussion of a class-action lawsuit regarding tresspass issues by the oil companies and concluded with a lot of people saying they were furious with Sen. Bryce Marlatt for writing a bill that seems to give the oil companies the right to tresspass without authority or compensation to the landowners. Video frame by Lynn L. Martin
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SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS TO ALVA REVIEW-COURIER AT FACEBOOK, EMAIL TO email@example.com OR SIMPLY BRING THEM IN. SHOW OFF YOUR PRIDE AND JOY HERE... Heather Lee Watson-Happy Birthday Grandma and Grandpa! Love Madison!
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Provided by Harry Dunker Deanna Ryel Davis-Junior Class Football boys with their state rings!
Kayla Gilchrist-Pappy let me borrow his glasses!
Tomeka Hommertzheim-A picture my mommy and I took today!
Kirk Province-Me and Aaron Watson. Awesome show!
KEEP SENDING IN THOSE PHOTOS, YOU CAN USE YOUR CELL PHONE TOO! Raymond Knabe-Kota showing off his state championship ring!
Bailey Stover-I hear Kylee screaming. This is what I see. Looks like I'm going to have to lower her mattress!
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