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Alva Review-Courier Vol. 119 No. 85
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Carmen mayor holds distinction of oldest mayor in the state Theobelle Collins honored this weekend
Jony has a nose for detecting illegal drugs. This cache of 328 pounds of marijuana resulted from a routine traffic stop during a criminal interdiction in Harper County. Photo courtesy of the Alva Police Department
K9 Jony sniffs out huge marijuana stash By Helen Barrett When Harper County Undersheriff Derek Seevers sent a call for assistance from fellow law enforcement agencies, the Alva Police Department’s two K9 units immediately responded. Besides Officers Patrick Hawley and Kris Franta from Alva, departments from Enid, Laverne, Waynoka and Goodwell police departments along with officers from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics also assisted. The need for a concentrated interdiction came after several loads of drugs and money were seized in recent months during routine traffic stops on SH 412. Just prior to this concerted effort, Harper County seized 80 pounds of marijuana in one arrest. Drug traffickers commonly use the long stretches of rural Oklahoma highways to transport drugs from Mexico and other places to major distribution points. This special interdiction occurred on the weekend of October 6-8. On Saturday, Oct. 8, Officer Hawley stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. While talking to the driver and passenger, the officer received conflicting stories concerning their travel plans. Officer Hawley walked K9 Jony around the vehicle, and the dog “hit” on illegal substances. Officer Hawley called Undersheriff Seevers and Chase Bouziden who also ran their K9s around the vehicle to help
pinpoint the location of the drugs. Further searches of the pickup’s bed uncovered bags of marijuana totaling 328 pounds. Officer Hawley estimated the street value of the drugs to be between $250,000 and $330,000, depending on where it was sold. The drugs were hidden beneath 24 sheets of plywood with the center cut out of the lower ones to hold the drugs. As a result of this interdiction, the officers seized not only the marijuana, but $1,400 in cash, a firearm and two vehicles. Charges filed in Harper County following this criminal interdiction included: two charges of possessing a firearm after a former felony conviction, two misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, six felony drug charges and two charges of trafficking marijuana. Officer Hawley expressed thanks to all the people and organizations who donated to acquire Jony on Sept. 15, 2006. Since Jony joined the department, his nose detected drug violations large and small. One of his early hits resulted in the Alva Police Department receiving a large check which enabled the purchase of the then new Dodge Chargers which the officers drive. Officer Hawley also expressed appreciation to Harper County Sheriff Marty Drew and Undersheriff Seevers for allowing them to participate in this special law enforcement endeavor.
By Helen Barrett Meeting Theobelle Collins, mayor of Carmen, leaves one amazed (and a bit out of breath) at all the energy and talent bundled into one spunky, attractive, interesting package. Mayor Collins’ stylish clothes, well-coiffed blonde hair, and eyes that sparkle with the joy of life behind her attractive glasses belie the fact that she celebrated her 90th birthday this weekend. Searches by family and friends confirm that Collins is the oldest mayor in the state of Oklahoma. They believe she might be the oldest in the United States, but they haven’t researched that enough to be sure. Being mayor is not just a title for Theobelle; she continues to be a major moving force for the town. About two and one-half years ago, as a member of the town board, Collins was asked to serve as the mayor. “They said you’ve been here a long time, you know the ropes, would you be mayor,” she said. “I said yes!” With a twinkle in her eyes and a smile spreading across her face she said secretively, “I have a fault. I like to be in charge of things.” “I wanted to work for the
MUSICAL MAYOR -- Carmen’s mayor Theobelle Collins at 90 years of age, making history as Oklahoma’s oldest serving mayor, enjoys playing her console Hammond organ or piano in her spare time. Theobelle’s art and photography also decorate the walls of her home. Photo by Helen Barrett betterment of the community and let traditional events including the July people know some of the wonderful 5th fireworks show. . Town Improvements things about Carmen,” she said. “Of As mayor, her duty mainly course, the most wonderful thing is the Carmen Park.” See Mayor Page 3 The park is the center of many
Midnight activity at Hatfield Park leads to drugs charges against two By Jim Stout Suspicious activity after midnight Oct. 8 at Hatfield Park led a deputy to an investigation that led to two arrests and confiscation of cash, marijuana, methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia. Woods County District Court records show William Zeke Garcia, 32, was charged with: (1) unlawful distribution of meth within 2,000 feet of school etc; (2) unlawful possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a state park; (3) failure to affix Oklahoma Tax Commission stamp. Records also show Savannah Kathryn Lee Gallegos, 20, was charged with: (1) unlawful distribution of meth within 2,000 feet of school etc; (2) unlawful possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a state park; (3) failure to affix Oklahoma Tax Commission stamp. Deputy Keith Dale of the Woods County Sheriff’s office was on routine patrol of Hatfield Park which he stated in the court affidavits he knew to be commonly used for criminal activity including sale and use of narcotics. First he
observed a dark Pontiac 4-door parked in front of the Girl Scout Hut which Dale thought to be unusual, the affidavits state. A records check showed the vehicle was registered to Garcia. As Dale continued his patrol he encountered Garcia and Gallegos walking toward the Pontiac and starting to get in. Dale approached the couple and requested identification, the affidavits state, and Garcia gave his driver’s license to Dale. Gallegos said she didn’t have her license with her and first gave her last name as McGuire, but shortly thereafter corrected it to Gallegos. Dale asked Garcia if he had ever been arrested and he said he had for “possession,” the affidavits state. Dale asked if he had narcotics with him and he answered, “no.” Dale asked for permission to search the vehicle, but Garcia declined, so Dale called for a K-9 officer. Responding were Alva Police Officer Ethan McOsker and K-9 Officer Kris Franta with his canine partner, Gus. Gus alerted on the vehicle, the affidavits state, and Dale asked Garcia to empty his pockets. Dale asked him how much cash he had,
and Garcia said $1,600. Asked why he had so much, Garcia said he just got paid. Officers counted $1,768 in cash in his possession and later found in a search of the Pontiac a pay stub from Zenith Drilling Company for $182.94. In the Pontiac, affidavits report officers found a black soft case containing a digital scale with white powdery residue, a glass tube containing burnt residue, insulin syringes, a metal spoon containing a white powdery residue, a syringe containing meth, used meth filters, 41 yellow and 52 blue jewelers style baggies and other items. Also found, affidavits state, were a bottle of a substance used to dilute meth, a baggie with marijuana residue, a package of marijuana in the cup holder, another container of marijuana in the glove compartment, a BIC lighter, a pill bottle of clear liquid, a cellphone, and numerous items of male and female clothing. A search of Garcia’s background, affidavits state, revealed arrests for aggravated assault, driving while impaired, firearms violations, bail jumping, and a list of drug-related arrests dating back to 2001.
October 23, 2011
Waynoka PD, deputy team up on drug sting Informant keeps one pill for herself
OKLAHOMA FARMERS UNION President Terry Detrick told the Woods County Farmers Union to “carry the torch” to set the record straight against misleading reports in the state and national media about farm subsidies and environmental dangers. Photo by Jim Stout
By Jim Stout Working on a tip from an informant, Waynoka Police Department and Woods County Deputy Keith Dale set up a sting that led to the arrest of two subjects in Waynoka on Oct. 7. But after the first part of the deal went down, the informant told officers she had kept and taken one pill for herself. Felony charges were filed in Woods County District Court Oct. 12 on Dennis James “Gus” Walker, 52, for unlawful distribution of a controlled drug and conspiracy to commit a felony. Conspiracy charges also were filed Oct. 12 on Joy Gail Russell. The sting operation began when the informant advised Waynoka PD Officer Larry Taylor that Walker
was trying to give her Lortab pills, according to court affidavits. The informant told Taylor she wanted to get out of that lifestyle and offered to work with law enforcement. The informant then arranged for a buy the next day, affidavits relate, which officers observed at the Jiffy Trip. Walker sold the informant three Lortab pills. The informant gave two of them to the officers and said she kept one pill and took it. During the exchange, Walker told her he could get more Lortabs from Russell if the informant could come up with $40. The Sheriff’s Department provided two $20 bills with the serial numbers recorded which were given to the informant. PD officers watched as the informant gave the money to
Walker outside the Waynoka Methodist Church, affidavits state. The officers followed Walker to Russell’s home at 1099 Church, the affidavits state, and watched Walker go inside the house, come back out and leave. The officers made a traffic stop of Walker and recovered a clear plastic cigarette wrapper containing pills of seven different types. Other officers secured the residence. After getting proper permission to search the residence, another court affidavit states the officers found the $20 bills with the recorded serial numbers on a bed along with Russell’s purse containing pills matching those recovered in Walker’s vehicle. Officers also recovered several pills not in prescription bottles and some in a round plastic container. The pill inventory and $356 in cash were seized as evidence.
Farmers Union President calls for members to carry the torch SandRidge exec predicts Fight against misinformation in the press oil boom will last 40 years By Jim Stout “We’re living in a country that’s in pretty dire straits,” Oklahoma Farmers Union President Terry Detrick declared Thursday evening. “One in four people in America are on some kind of food assistance program. One in six goes to bed hungry … in the United States, the land of plenty.” Detrick briefly addressed members of the Woods County Farmers Union’s Annual Meeting at the Moose Lodge. He quoted US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack as saying, “Farmers, ranchers, you’re not telling your story. These people are depending on you. When we talk about food security, we’re talking about national security.” We take our food supply for granted, Detrick decried. In 2006, the United States came within 3 percent of being a net importer of food. He wrote an article on Independence Day 2007 asking, “How long will we be independent? We will no longer be an independent country if we have to depend on other countries for our food supply.” Media reports that Americans spend 10 percent of their income on food are misleading, Detrick said. Those figures include the amount spent on eating out including service and atmosphere. Properly
adjusted, we are actually spending between five and six percent on food. The nearest other country spends 19 percent, he compared. “We have the most abundant, cheapest, and safest food anywhere in the world. We need everyone here to spread the word,” Detrick admonished. “You read in the paper how many millions and millions of dollars go to the farm bill, but 70 to 80 cents of every dollar that goes into the farm bill goes to welfare programs – food stamps, school lunches, women-infants-children.” In the end, disaster relief programs, insurance and other subsidies and direct payments to farm producers amount to one fourth of one percent of the total federal budget, Detrick said. It’s important to spread that message to our “urban cousins” because that’s not what they’re hearing in the media. “Oil companies are running into the same thing,” Detrick observed with SandRidge President Matt Grubb in the audience. “The press and environmentalists are saying it’s going to ruin the water. We get our water from 14 to 17 feet and never in my lifetime have I run into any contamination from oil or pipelines. Yet, we have these people trying to stop something that could help our economy a lot. You need to help carry the torch.”
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By Jim Stout SandRidge’s chief operating officer allayed local concerns over the “boom and bust” track record of the oil patch and speculation the drought could cause a shortage of the water needed for drilling. The SandRidge drilling operations in the Woods County region should take about 10 years, according to Matt Grubb, president and COO of the company. But production from those wells could extend to 40 or more years. Furthermore, the company is instituting new procedures to process and reuse some of the salt water currently being trucked or pipelined to disposal wells, Grubb reported. That will counter problems of pond and other surface water that are not available due to the drought. Grubb was the keynote speaker during Thursday evening’s annual meeting of the Woods County Farmers Union at Alva’s Moose Lodge. Although facing a long trip back to Oklahoma City, Grubb stayed at the meeting to hear brief talks by Oklahoma Farmers Union President Terry Detrick and Sen. Bryce Marlatt. Financing for SandRidge, Grubb said, was on solid footing because the company was maintaining a low debt ratio with hopes to reduce it even more to a 2:1 ratio in the coming year or two. Production has proven to be very efficient because the wells are low risk [of a dry hole], relatively shallow and allow conventional drilling methods. The practice of hedging, that is pre-selling the oil production, adds to the company’s stability, he said. SandRidge has contracted to deliver oil in the $90 bbl bracket through 2015. He noted that 80 percent of the company’s production through 2012 has been hedged. The company’s break even point is in the $20-$30 per barrel range, he said in response to a question from Rep. Marlatt. Without the advance sales contracts, that point would be $40 or more, Grubb said. The current boom is most dramatically affecting Cherokee
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involves preparing the agenda for each month’s meeting. During her tenure the town of Carmen made – or is in the process of making – many important improvements. “We were the first little town to have wind turbines to help with the supply of electricity,” she said. “The city clerk got us a grant for that.” Recently, the town began investigating ways to improve their water quality. “We’ve had a problem with nitrogen for years,” she said. “Everybody does in an agricultural community.” The engineer retained by the town researched many different options. Since the park’s “lake” went dry along with other ponds and lakes throughout the state during the summer, a small test well was drilled in the lake area. The nitrogen level in that area tested very low since that parcel of land has been a park for over 100 years, Collins said, not used for cattle or other agricultural uses. A new, larger well will be drilled in the lake area to be blended with the current water source, making it safe for all consumers. Until now, Collins said, the city has provided bottled water for pregnant women and babies up to one year of age. Now, the tap water will be safe for even that at risk segment of residents. New Library One important venture that Collins spearheaded was the building of a new library. Her lifelong love of books, the arts, and learning drove her to seek a space for the Carmen Library other than its former location in one small room of the city’s meeting area. Collins and her committee met with Friends of the Library in Oklahoma (FOLIO) with the intent to establish a library. “We had bake sales and an auction where we got a little money,” she said. “Bill Curry, who had a business here, gave us $5,000 one December. That was a real boost.” The group began looking at available houses or buildings in which to establish a library. Collins offered a piece of property she owned downtown if they could find an affordable building. About the same time, Enid schools decided to sell some of their portable classrooms. The Carmen FOLIO group placed a bid and obtained one of the buildings for a library. “When it was rolling into town, we were all outside saying “here comes the library, here comes the library!” she said. Once all the books were in place, they decided a separate meeting room was needed for town board
meetings. Enough money remained from the building drive to add the meeting room. It contains a sink and microwave as well as a meeting table. “It’s still a work in progress,” she said. Love of Books Began Early Collins said her love of books and libraries began as a child on a farm near Cherokee. In her younger childhood days, her family lived in Oklahoma City where her father worked for his uncle at the Leonhardt Lumber Company. When the economy tanked, her uncle was finally forced to let her father go. The family loaded up all their belongings and moved to Cherokee where her Grandmother Leonhardt, who was very wealthy, owned several farms. As soon as one farmhouse became available, the family moved into it. Since rural electricity had not yet reached the rural area, all their electric appliances from Oklahoma City were useless and placed into storage. Her father eventually helped install the utility in farm homes. On Saturdays, she and her older sister, Rey, would ride into Cherokee with their father, Ben Leonhardt, to purchase groceries for their grandmother. The girls would go to the library and check out five books each. They tried to finish reading one during the time their dad shopped. “It was just like dessert,” she said. “This was my first taste of loving books and libraries.” Necessity Breeds Ingenuity Living on the farm forced the girls to learn things on their own, providing their own entertainment. One of the things the girls looked forward to was ordering things by mail with free coupons from magazines. Sometimes, the girls had no idea what they were ordering, but because it was free, they ordered it – everything from Ipana toothpaste to a plug of chewing tobacco. Whenever one of the packages arrived in the mail, the girls rejoiced all the way from the mailbox to the house about their good fortune. The plug of tobacco provided a most memorable moment in their young lives. At first, they put the tobacco securely away in a drawer, not knowing what to do with it. One hot day, her sister suggested trying out their hidden treasure. Behind their house stood a large tree with barbed wire around it to contain the cows. Deciding the tree would be the perfect place to try out the tobacco, Theobelle quickly followed Rey up the tree. Rey went first, biting off a piece and chewing until she formed
Woods County Forecast Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind at 7 mph becoming southwest. Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 49. South southwest wind between 5 and 9 mph. Monday: Sunny, with a high near 84. Light wind becoming south southwest between 14 and 17 mph. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. South wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunder-
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enough saliva to spit. After chewing for awhile, Rey spit, hitting a cow, standing below the tree, on its back. “It was just gleeful,” Theobelle recalls. They were laughing hard about their accomplishment when suddenly Rey unwittingly swallowed a bit of the juice. Soon she began swaying in the tree. “I think I’m sick,” Rey said while quickly climbing down the tree, falling the final two or three feet, scraping herself on the barbed wire. As they started to the house, Theobelle noticed her mother watching from the kitchen window. Her mother, without much sympathy, swabbed the wounds with some disinfectant. One of Theobelle’s favorite coupon rewards was a cardboard keyboard that she would place on the kitchen table and pretend to play. From that piece of cardboard, Theobelle taught herself to play the piano by ear. “We never had lessons on anything,” she said. Yet the girls learned to tap dance, do gymnastics, play the piano and paint. They even learned to tap dance on roller skates Education Important Education always was a high priority in their family. The girls attended high school at Ingersoll where they played basketball. Girls played basketball full court with a center stationed at midcourt to pass the ball to the other end. Theobelle and Rey played that position because they could jump higher than the other girls, she said. After graduating from high school, Theobelle went to college for two years at Northwestern in Alva. She was so in love with her soon to be husband, Larry, who attended school at Stillwater, that they decided one Easter to get married. Education took second place to raising a family and farming. Eventually, Theobelle’s desire to finish her education became so strong, that she returned to Northwestern, often with daughter Cindy in tow. She scheduled her classes at 7 a.m. so she could attend class, finish her research and be home in time to drive the truck for harvest. While in the truck, Theobelle studied for her degree and wrote poetry. “I did finish my education, taught for 23 years then went back and got my master’s degree,” she said. While teaching, her main desire was to make a difference in her student’s life. “It was such a joy to touch each one of these kids’ lives,” she said. She loved exposing students to all of the arts. “I loved putting on plays,” she said. Even now, she’s trying to arrange for a mystery dinner in the old nursing home north of Carmen. She taught English, speech and home economics before retiring. A Woman of Many Talents, Interests Stepping inside Collins’ home, one can’t help but notice hundreds of pieces making up collections of many kinds. “I started out collecting crosses,” she said. “Then I decided I liked owls, so I started collecting them.” That led to collecting tea pots, bottles and other beautiful pieces of glassware. She also continued teaching herself piano and painting. She combined the love of music and poetry into the composition of many songs. Every year at Christmas time,
she would write a special story to be read to her grandchildren. The tradition became one of the most anticipated family events. Her son Mike recorded every Christmas story that she shared. For her children’s 40th birthdays, she always composed a special poem just for them about their lives. She shares her poetry and a pan of homemade cinnamon rolls with others in her town whenever there is a serious illness, death, marriage or other special occasion. In addition to her many collections, Theobelle’s hand-painted art decorates the walls of her home. She remains active in her church, the Order of Eastern Star where she currently serves as Worthy Matron of the Alva chapter, FOLIO and the Mothers Self Culture Club. “I used to belong to several other clubs, but decided I needed to do other things,” she said. She also loves entertaining. On Turning 90 When asked how she feels about turning 90, she immediately replied, “I feel surprised!” “My friend and I will talk about ages, and she’ll say, did you ever think you’d reach this age?” to which she replies no. She doesn’t always share her age because, she said, people tend to view her differently as if she were missing brain cells. For this major birthday, her family planned a reunion. It was held Saturday at the new Carmen United Methodist Church. Her children, Mike who lives in Ponca City and her daughter Cindy who lives in Texas, were there along with many of her seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Her firstborn son, Brett, passed away in 1993. This Sunday morning, the Collins family will participate in a major way at the church service. Her daughter Cindy and her children will sing. Mike will read the scripture, and Theobelle will deliver the sermon. If she has a secret to her longevity, she said it would be enjoying life and enjoying people which in turn makes a difference in her attitude. “I think perhaps it is just that I have so many interests, I can’t quit,” she said.
ANNA MAE UNRUH Funeral services for Anna Mae Unruh will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 24, 2011, at the Waynoka First Baptist Church with Rev. David Shaw officiating. Interment will be in the Waynoka Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Waynoka, LLC. Anna Mae Unruh, daughter of the late Peter Anton and Goldia Hazel (Curtis) Bergner, was born July 31, 1926, at Dacoma, Oklahoma, and passed away October 20, 2011, in Waynoka, Oklahoma, at the age of 85 years, 2 months, and 19 days. Ann attended Red Bird School through the 8th grade and graduated from Dacoma High School. On September 29, 1946, she was united in marriage to Leslie Vernon Unruh at Waynoka, Oklahoma. She worked as a steno clerk for the AT&SF Railroad until 1952. In 1955, she started giving piano lessons which she continued as long as her health allowed. Through her patience and love of teaching, many people now enjoy playing the piano. In 1954, she was baptized into the First Baptist Church where she played the piano and organ. She was also a member of Waynoka Eastern Star. She enjoyed music and watching movies. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Lorace Lee Bergner. Ann is survived by her husband, Leslie, of Waynoka; two sons, Dennis Unruh and wife, Fe, of Cimarron, Kansas, and Terry Unruh and wife, Terry Ann, of Odessa, Texas; one brother, Robert Bergner and wife, Vicky, of Kremlin; six grandchildren, Daniel Unruh of Manhattan, Kansas, Dustin Unruh of Alva, Brent Bryant, and Bradley Unruh, all of Odessa, Texas, and Kayla Willson of Alva; two great grandchildren, Lakin and Jacie Willson of Alva; other relatives and many friends. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to First Baptist Church. Remembrances may be shared with the family at www. marshallfuneralhomes.com.
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October 23, 2011
Advice to the Republicans and tip to ‘Hefty’ waitress By Jim Scribner
How politics usually works is instead of focusing on the issues, you bash your opponent. Sadly the voters usually have to choose the lesser of two evils instead of a good representative. The Republican presidential candidates have carried it one step further and are bashing each other at their debates. Come on folks it is bad enough that you start trying to pick a candidate a year and a half ahead of the election, but why not give your party a fighting chance. Before the debates started I thought a Republican dead
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horse could win, but all I see now are the back ends of the horse putting out the same old crap. If I were a Republican, I would be having secret meetings all over the country and find a complete unknown with morals and common sense to run in next election. keep their identity a complete secret, and at the convention nominate someone that has a chance to actually be a good president. A waitress got an unusual tip this last week. instead of cash the customer left her a note saying she should lose a few pounds. I always wanted to put, “Call Jim for a good time,” on the tickets, but Cleo took my pen away from me. The good thing for this waitress is it got her and Bimbo’s Cantina on national television. LOL (laugh out loud). Not only did the waitress lose out in the sexy of the year competition, she was preempted by Gadhafi’s death story. After the breaking news, she was skipped. I watched the story at MSNBC online. She was a little hefty, but I would rather have a good waitress that looked like her, rather than a sorry one that looked like a beauty queen. The “customer” had left a blog with his side of the story, so who knows what really happened. It will be a busy weekend for scouts. The Boy Scouts are having the Spook-aRee at Camp Williams next weekend. If it is as much fun as the one we attended at Cleveland last year, all will have a blast. The main thing is we don’t put up tents in the rain this year. The Girl Scouts will have an Octoberfest celebration from 4:30 to 6 next Saturday, Oct. 29th on the courthouse lawn. This is the 100th year of Girl Scouts existence. That is pretty cool. Because there will be no fun nights at the grade schools this year, all parents are urged to bring the kids to this fun activity. The games will be the old fashioned variety, with no joysticks, so this would be a great time to show kids how to have fun without electricity. One thing that is needed is a few volunteers to help with the games. With so many other things going on helpers are in short supply. Please consider spending an hour and a half having fun with the future of our country.
Season of the Pumpkins
By Karen Armbruster Woods County Extension orange color of pumpkins diseases as well as some indicate? The bright orange color degenerative aspects of aging. Educator
It’s finally fall and the cool temperatures, falling leaves and the sights of pumpkins on front porches all around Woods County tells us we can take a deep breath and enjoy the season. Even the green stands of wheat, freshly sowed is a sign of fall in our part of the state! Speaking of fall colors and pumpkins, what does the bright
of pumpkin is a dead giveaway that pumpkin is loaded with an important antioxidant, betacarotene. Beta-carotene is one of the plant carotenoids converted to vitamin A in the body. In the conversion to vitamin A, beta carotene performs many important functions in overall health. Current research indicates that a diet rich in foods containing beta-carotene may reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer and offers protect against heart disease. Beta carotene offers protection against other
Pumpkins are 90 percent water. They are a fruit belonging to the cucurbits family. In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling. Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites. Pumpkins range in size from less than a pound to over 1,000 pounds. The top pumpkin production states are Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and California. Source: http://urbanext. illinois.edu/pumpkins/ nutrition.cfm
Letter to the Editor
Barresi responds to Alva letter writer This letter from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi is a response to a letter that was published in the Alva Review-Courier on Sept. 18, 2011. –Ed. Dear Editor, When Oklahoma families face difficult financial times, they make hard decisions. They defer expenses. They cut back. They make do. Oklahoma’s government should be no different. The state’s taxpayers expect state government to live within its means, and it should. In this difficult budget environment, state leaders have had to make some tough choices this year. When it comes to our
state’s education system, I believe you deserve to know how we set our budget priorities. Because of the national recession, funding for Oklahoma schools was cut by around $100 million this year. In the past, the Oklahoma Legislature typically approved a “budget limits” bill specifying where cuts would be implemented. This year, they passed the reduced appropriation and left program decisions to the State Board of Education, which I chair. Fair enough. I ran for this office to improve our schools, not to duck hard decisions. As we went through the budget process, our focus was on providing the greatest benefit to the greatest number of students. This meant that programs serving smaller percentages of students
were cut in favor of those benefiting the vast majority. That doesn’t reflect on the worthiness of programs that were cut. It just reflects a difficult budget reality. For example, we apportioned over $6 million to a statewide reading initiative rather than fund Literacy First. While Literacy First has supporters, it was used in a relatively small percentage of schools. To comply with education reforms enacted this year, I felt it was more important to fund an aggressive statewide reading initiative with a variety of programs, including Literacy First, selected by local school officials that would aid all Oklahoma students. While Great Expectations and A+ Schools programs are
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A girl can’t be too careful Little things that can Dear Margo: I recently created a profile on Match.com and OkCupid after friends convinced me that they are great ways to meet new guys in my area. But part of me is scared to meet these strangers. I want to know whether I can trust my potential date, especially now with news reports from Aruba that Robyn Gardner’s disappearance was linked to a man she met on Match. As finding love online becomes increasingly socially acceptable, is it OK to run an affordable background check on sites such as BeenVerified.com to know that your date does not have a criminal record? – Anonymous, New York City Dear An: I think it is perfectly fine to run a background check. Some women even go for the pricier PI’s. Forget disappearing in Aruba. More than one dude on these sites has turned out to be married, to more than one woman, at the same time. – Margo, cautiously Dear Margo: My daughter and son-in-law have three children and no babysitters except my husband and me. We are always being asked to babysit for them – usually two or more times a week. I adore my grandkids and know that
I’m blessed to have them in town with us; so many grandparents are not as lucky. However, when I was working, it was difficult to accommodate all of the requests, and now that I’m laid off and looking for work, the requests are increasing. They seldom return when they say they will and usually extend any outing into a chance to do errands, etc. We have asked our daughter to find someone else to use as a backup, but she says they can’t afford to pay anyone. They do seem to find money for expensive toys and clothes for themselves and the kids. My husband says I should consider us lucky that we have them near. I feel like we are being taken advantage of. Am I being selfish? I have requests for five babysitting times during the next two weeks, two of them for a full day. – 60-Year-Old Grandma Dear 60: You are in no way being selfish to rebel at being an unpaid nanny-on-call. The fact that they have money for discretionary spending should relieve you of any guilt when you start declining some of these “requests.” Simply say that such-and-such a time doesn’t work for you because you have another appointment. And if Gramps considers you “lucky,” send him! – Margo, realistically Dear Margo: I am a 15-yearold girl with a good group of
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By Morris and James Carey Here are a few more assorted quick and easy household repairs that you can make that will save you money and headaches. If you are the proud owner of a forced air central heating system or a swamp cooler – or an automobile you might want to know about belt preservative. Yep, all of the mechanical devices we just mentioned contain a pulley or two. By spraying the belt with preservative your belt will enjoy a longer life and will grip the pulleys better as well. Be sure to check the type belt before purchasing a preservative. Less expensive hose fitting kits use a screw-clamp to hold the hose to the fitting. We prefer not to use this type of connection. The hose clamp is cumbersome and ugly looking. Also, it can cut you. Once you have tightened the clamp in place wrap it very tightly with several courses of duct tape. At least you won’t get sliced. If your garage door is squeaking and shrieking then it’s time for white-grease in a spray See Margo Page 7 can. Clean all moving components with a metal cleaning spray; wipe dry and spray with grease. Areas
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should include: the drive chain or screw drive, the tracks, the door hinges and the door rollers. By the way, the same holds true for your bicycle chain. However, a motorcycle chain requires a special lubricant that will remain in place during high speed operation. Is the business end of your steam iron dirty? All it takes is a little 0000 grade steel wool. Don’t mess up your manicure getting it clean. Cut an old tennis ball in half, stuff the steel wool into one of the halves and hold onto the ball while the face of your iron starts to sparkle. In case you didn’t know it scissors can be sharpened in much the same way as a knife. If your scissors are held together with a screw remove it. Now treat each scissor piece as a knife blade. You can use an oil stone – just like you do with your fishing knife – or you can use a fine tooth file as if you were sharpening your lawn mower or edger. Did you know that you can use these same techniques for your blender blade as well? Want to learn the correct amount of force to apply with a wrench or socket? You’ll need a few nuts and bolts and a large vice. Place the bolt head in the vice and wrench the nut until it strips. Try this with 3/8” and ¼” bolts. You will be amazed at how strong you are. Here’s a cool one. If you don’t
have any lubricant available to help get that bolt in easily pull the dip stick out of your car a touch the tip of the dip stick to the bolt threads. A drop will ooze off the stick and onto the bolt. Each your heart out, MacGyver. Here’s an important one for next spring. When you store your gas powered garden tools (mower, tiller, edger, blower, etc.), be sure to use a fuel additive that will preserve the fuel system during the months of nonuse. Also, be ready with a can of starter fluid before next season’s first start up. Spray a bit into the carburetor and one pull should get you started. Got a crooked picture and just can’t keep it straight? Get a hold of a small box of museum putty. A little ball stuck to each of the two lower corners of the frame is step one. Step two is to hang and level the frame and then push the lower portion of the frame against the wall. The putty will hold the picture until you want to remove it. Best of all, museum putty doesn’t stain. It’s also great as a measure against damage to statues and other small artifacts in earthquake country. A little dab will do you. For more home improvement tips and information, visit our web site www.onthehouse.com or call our listener hot line 24/7 at 1-800737-2474 (Ext 59).
deal, but letting it control your future won’t help you. Your aunt is never going to be kind, because she considers you competition for her sister’s affection and loyalty, and your mother is too weak to be your ally. Forgiveness doesn’t mean they “win.” It is not about them. It is a way for you to get beyond the misery and blame and forge a happier life. For some people, therapy can seem awkward and insincere when you first begin, especially if you are not ready to let go of the past. And not every therapist is a good fit. But if you stick with some type of counseling, it can truly help you move forward. Please try again. Dear Annie: My wife and I are both 80. For our entire married life, I have handled our finances. I am now, at this late date, quite concerned as to how my wife would manage if I were to die before her. Who do I talk to about assisting a survivor with the many details resulting from a spouse’s passing? – Georgia Dear Georgia: Too many married couples wait until a spouse dies before being bothered about these things. While we commend you for thinking of it in advance, please start now to prepare your wife for the possibility that she will have to deal with the finances. Make sure her name is on all the accounts and she knows where your assets are. She also should have credit in her own name. You can find suggestions and information through aarp.org, and you might also want to hire a financial adviser
who will help her navigate the waters. Dear Annie: This is for “Sad Wife,” whose mother-in-law favors her brother-in-law. Tell her not to spend any more energy being sad. As you told her, Annie, she should support her husband at home. I was in her shoes. My mother-in-law eventually developed Alzheimer’s, and her favorite son could not bring himself to visit her. My husband and I went almost daily, as did my sister-in-law. When Mom died, we discovered we had developed a decent, warm relationship with “favorite son” and his lovely wife. What’s more, our teenaged children noticed and had a new appreciation for their parents. – Been There Dear Been There: Thank you for the words of encouragement. And on that note, happy Mother-inLaw Day. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to anniesmailbox@ comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045. 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.
Where to start when car falls off tow truck? Forgive and move on with life Annie’s Mailbox®
By Tom and Ray Magliozzi Dear Tom and Ray: I had the “opportunity” to watch my car fall off a flatbed tow truck last night in the middle of Brooklyn. Nothing like waiting two hours for a tow truck because the car wouldn’t start, and then seeing it sitting in the middle of a busy intersection while the towtruck driver keeps repeating “How did that happen?” I’m waiting on a phone call from the towing company as to what’s next, but should I even try to repair a car that fell about five feet off a flatbed tow truck? If so, what kind of damage should I be sure to check for? Since it was dark and I could not see the car very well, all I could see was major damage to the front end (from hitting the bed of the truck on the way down), and the radiator was all bent out of shape. I’m assuming the towing company will just look to repair it the cheapest way possible, and I don’t want to have problems in a few months with something that should have been fixed the first time.–- Joe TOM: I can tell you how it happened, Joe. The driver forgot to attach the safety chains. Or forgot to secure them. When you flatbed a car, you chain the chassis to the bed of the truck so the car doesn’t what? Fall off while you’re driving! RAY: A five-foot drop can do a lot of damage. How do I know? I dropped a car off a lift one day, from about five feet. And I mangled it.
TOM: He called the owner of the car and said: “I have good news. You’ll never have to worry about that wind noise from the sunroof again.” RAY: Obviously, the front end of your car got bashed, Joe, but the real question is whether the frame got bent. If a frame is bent badly enough, it can never be adequately re-straightened. If that’s the case, you can’t align the wheels, and the car is, essentially, junk. TOM: So the most important thing to do now is to have someone who is advocating for YOU inspect the car. If it were me, I’d either have the car towed to my own dealer (by some other towing company!) or call my insurance company. RAY: If it’s a newer car, you might want to take it to your dealer first. They’ll give you a full-price assessment of what it would cost to fix. You can use that as a “second opinion” when dealing with your insurance company, which is who you should call next. TOM: Tell the agent what happened and where the car is, and ask him or her to do a damage assessment and an estimate. Insurance companies have people who do nothing but inspect damaged cars and figure out whether the car can be repaired, and if so, what’s the cheapest way to repair it. RAY: And then let the insurance company pay for the repair. It’ll chase the towing company to recoup the money. But the last thing you want is the son of the towing company’s owner hammering out the frame in a parking lot at night by the light of a Coleman lantern.
Dear Annie: I’m very intelligent. Unfortunately, I was raised by a neglectful mother and her hateful, abusive unmarried sister. Trouble at home led to trouble at school, resulting in multiple expulsions that hindered my education. My father was out of the picture, as my mother is only interested in men who use her and leave her. I am in my 30s now and live an unhappy, discontented life. I have zero self-esteem due to the constant abuse and belittlement at the hands of my aunt. I know if my intellect had been properly nurtured, I could have a job doing something I love in the field of astronomy or engineering. Instead, I do menial labor and don’t really get along with my colleagues, as our backgrounds are so different. While I am now on speaking terms with both my mother and aunt, I find that I am unable to forgive them. It would feel like letting the bad guys win. I blame them for my unhappiness, and this occasionally causes me to blow up at them. My mother refuses to speak of the past, and my aunt told me that people overcome abuse, and if I couldn’t, it meant there was one more thing wrong with me. The fact that they are unwilling to budge an inch makes any attempt to work this out pointless. I tried therapy, but haven’t found a therapist who seems honest and genuine. I feel mentally trapped and unable to progress. Please help. – Walking Dead in NYC Dear NYC: You got a rotten See Click Page 7
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Red Hat Scarlet You are invited! Ladies enjoy Spanish culture Senior citizen report
The Red Hatters ventured out of town to Waynoka to the El Charro restaurant and it was a very good meal plus we had Teresa Ramirez sing two Spanish songs. She did a great job. It seems as though our Red Hatters are slacking off at attending these events. I guess they have other things to attend to. We had a good laugh as Teresa got lost in her home town, I figured I would have to put out a search
warrant to find them but her car load finally found their way back to the restaurant. Those attending this outing were: Marcille Lancaster, Reta Jackson, Arlene Boham, Betty Riggins, Frieda Graves, and Teresa Ramirez. Our next outing will be November 17th at Share Nursing Home. This will be a fun event so be sure and call Frieda Graves and let her know if you will be attending.
Week of October 24- 28 Breakfast Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday—No School Tuesday—Rice Crispy, Cinnamon Toast, Peaches, Orange Juice, Milk Wednesday—Pancakes, Syrup/ Maple, Applesauce, Milk Thursday—Scrambled Eggs, Biscuits, Mandarin Oranges, Milk, Skim Friday—Cereal/Trix, Buttered Toast, Fruit Cocktail, Apple Juice, Milk, Skim Lunch Menu for Alva Public Schools Monday—No School Tuesday—Cheese Pizza, Corn, Fruit Cocktail, Butterscotch Pudding, Milk Wednesday—Chicken and Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Wheat Rolls, Peaches, Milk Thursday—Indian Tacos, Picante Sauce, Bananas, Bread Sticks, Milk Friday—Hamburger, Okra, Pickles/Dill, Pears, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Milk Menu for Woods County Senior
Citizens Monday—Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes w/Brown Gravy, Carrots, Dinner Roll, Fruit Cocktail Tuesday—Mushroom Pork Chops, 1/2 Baked Potato, Rosy Applesauce, Bread, Lemon Tea Cookies Wednesday—Homestyle Turkey, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Stuffing, Green Beans, Mock Pumpkin Squares Thursday—Brunswick Stew, Pineapple and Cottage Cheese, Crackers, Cinnamon Rolls Friday—Breakfast
By Betty Riggins On Friday, October 14th, the weather was so beautiful and the meals have been great. The attendance has been down but I am sure one of these days you will decide to come join us at the center. It is a great place to eat and visit. We had a very tasty meal and an average attendance on Monday. We still need more people to keep our count up. Tuesday very chilly as it is jacket weather. Had a great attendance and great meal. We had a huge table of bingo players and several domino players. Come on in and join the fun. Our guests today was a friend of Phyllis Fisher’s, Donna Schwerdtfeger from Avard,
Doris Smiley and Helen Greyson, I believe from Waynoka. Loren Korell has been feeling very poorly lately. As he gets to feeling better, keep Loren in your prayers. Jean Ann Rose from Share Nursing Home came in and spoke on the need of volunteers to help the elderly in everyday things as so many do not have family to come in and visit and help them out. Wednesday we had a great turnout for a very good meal. You should come and give our meal a try. I believe they would please you. Thursday another beautiful day and a very tasty meal. The Red Hat Scarlet ladies were gone for their monthly outing. There is not much going on at
the center this next week. Mallory Seevers will entertain for us on Wednesday, October 26th. We will make noodles on Thursday, October 27th. Friday, October 28th is our fun night at 6:30 with covered dish supper. Come and join in the fun. We have hired a bus driver, Arlo Darr. He is doing a great job. We have noodles for sale at $4 a bag so come stock up for the holidays. Our meals are $3 for people over 60 and $4 under 60 years of age. Please call before 10 a.m. the day you wish to eat or the day before so that we can get you on the list. If you need a ride please call 580-327-1822 and let us know.
Alva Duplicate Bridge Results October winners
Alva Duplicate Bridge winners ARNDT REUNION -- Pictured on the front row are the Arndt girls: Charleen, Nadine, Juanita, and Glenda. On the back row are Larry, Lyle, Willie, and Lowell. for October 17 1st—Nelson Myers and Leta Guinn 2nd—Pat Myers and Elaine Schnebel 3rd—Maxine Nichols and Descendants of Lawrence Perry Adams; Drew Cunningham; Marlis Helena—Jo, Laurie, Will, Pete, Martha Evans and Zelma Leatha (Arb) Arndt Weber; Lynell, Xavier, and Aleana and Lars Gwinn held their annual family reunion Johnston; Maynard and Katharina Moffat, Colorado—Brittni on Sunday, September 04, 2011, Arndt; Darla and Jason Utterback; Arndt in Alva. Of the eleven children of Megan Stephens; Carla Smart. Moore—Linda and Jamison Lawrence and Zelma, eight were Cortez, Colorado—Mike, Smith present, Neal having passed away Teresa, Regan, Owen, and Erin Newkirk—Juanita in 2008. Neuenschwander; Mike and Kraus. In attendance from the following Crestone, Colorado—Larry and Bernita Wathor cities were: Oklahoma City—Chuck and Sandie Arndt Alva—Georgia Ann Arndt; Lyle Dacoma—Dean, Charleen, and Glenda Yarberry, Michael Menser and Dorothy Arndt; Jaunita Noble; Dennis Herren Waynoka—Willie and Mary George and Newanta Kilmer; Fairview—Denny and Nadine Arndt Rod, Andrea, and Elijah Herren; Painton; Pam Merrill; Amber and Willmar, Minnesota—Lowell Gary, Karen, Alana, and Wyatt Saigen Edwards and Sharon Arndt
Arndt family holds reunion
Twentieth Century Club enjoys State Capitol program
Owners, Bob & Alan Wharton
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The Twentieth Century Club met on October 6, 2011 in the Methodist Church Parlor with Rose Elmore and Jackie Leeper as cohostesses. Mary Strickland, vicepresident, conducted the business meeting in the absence of the president. Billie Buckles presented a most interesting program on “The Power of One, the Portraits and Guardian of Our Oklahoma State Capitol.” Mrs. Buckles showed pictures of the portraits during the presentation. The hostesses served a delicious dessert and the remainder of the afternoon was spent viewing more pictures of the Oklahoma State Capitol.
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TOM: And don’t be surprised if your insurer declares the car a total loss. That may be the best scenario for you. When a car has fallen off a truck or a lift, you can’t always see everything that’s been damaged. It’s like when my brother got clocked in the head by that transmission. Some symptoms might not show up for a while. RAY: So if it’s a “total loss,” you’ll have to negotiate with your insurance company for a settlement based on the value of the car. And that requires some research on your part. Why? Because the insurance company’s business model is based on paying you as little as it has to. So you don’t have to accept the first offer. TOM: But if the insurance company declares it totaled, I’d accept that news stoically, and start over with a car that hasn’t tried to learn to fly. Good luck, Joe. *** Why do unmitigated cheapskates like Tom continue to buy nothing but old clunkers? Find out by ordering Tom and Ray’s guide “How to Buy a Great Used Car: Secrets Only Your Mechanic Knows.” Send $4.75 (check or money order) to Used Car, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475.
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Margo friends. One of them went to visit her cousins over the summer. I have met them, and they’re really the “mean girls.” When she came home, I invited her over to go swimming. “Brittany” came over, and we did go swimming. Now I’m extremely concerned about her. She’s become very thin to the point where anyone can see her ribs sticking out. I’m afraid she has developed anorexia. She never wants to eat at my house and tells me a bunch of “nutrition facts” about the food I eat. Brittany seems to be very weak, and I’m scared she will die from what I think is anorexia nervosa. Are there any online support groups I might be able to interest her in? We’re extremely close, and she might listen to me, but what should I say? Should I even get involved? – Scared for Skinny Dear Scare: You should, indeed, get involved. While there are online support and information groups, I doubt that you could interest her in them. I assume your friend has parents. You need, first, to tell her that it’s clear to you that she is in terrible trouble. I suspect there will be denial. Then you go to her parents. I’m pretty sure they already know, but if they have not done anything, the fact that an outsider is concerned might nudge them to take control. Should nothing happen, or if they are resistant, then go to the counselor at school and reveal your concerns. Because she’s a minor, the authorities might be able to step in. But I want you to know that if her mental and physical health do not improve, you will have tried your hardest, and the situation is ultimately out of your hands. – Margo, supportively Dear Margo is written by Margo Howard, Ann Landers’ daughter. All letters must be sent via e-mail to email@example.com. Due to a high volume of e-mail, not all letters will be answered.
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designed to improve school culture, they too were only implemented in a relative handful of schools. Again, in a time of tight budgets, programs benefiting the largest number of students were given preference. Adult education programs also were cut. While these programs are worthwhile, the primary responsibility of our school system is to put children first, which is why children were given funding priority. Our alternative education academies were funded, which allows a majority of students to continue to meet their education goals. However, some special programs in alternative education had to be cut. One of the toughest calls made was the decision to postpone National Board Certification bonuses for a year. The bonuses would have cost $15 million annually and would only apply to just under 3,000 teachers. To fund it would have meant cutting other programs by another $15 million. That would have meant even fewer resources in the classroom. Given that choice, I felt it was better to temporarily delay payment of bonuses rather than make the children of Oklahoma pay the price through reduced opportunity. Oklahoma should make good on the promises the state has made to National Board Certified Teachers, and I firmly support legislation for a permanent solution. I am working to make that happen. As many of you know, I am a big supporter of charter schools, but I voted to cut funding for a charterschool program for the reasons mentioned above. This year, every dollar counted. There simply was not enough money. I realize the charge has been made that I did not advocate for funding education. This allegation is simply not true. During the budget process, I was concerned that education cuts would be just over 7 percent. I fought hard to reduce this number. Instead of
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resorting to political grandstanding and making crowd-pleasing proclamations, I and my staff worked hard to provide legislative leadership with facts and figures regarding the effects that a cut that large would have on all children in the state. While I am not proud of the 4.1 percent cut and wish it were no cut at all, I am relieved it wasn’t worse. I will continue to advocate for the children of this state – but will do so with facts and figures, not bravado. There also has been a false allegation that I “appropriated money to fund a new voucher program for Oklahoma private schools at $10 million.” Again, this allegation is baseless and does not reflect the facts. The Oklahoma Legislature passed Senate Bill 969, which is the Oklahoma Opportunity Scholarship Act. It allows individuals and corporations to make a tax-deductible donation to a not-for-profit corporation. The money is awarded by the notfor-profits to children in poverty or who are in chronically failing schools so they can attend the school of their choice. No state dollars were appropriated for this program. It is a tax incentive that also will benefit rural schools. A portion of the money can be used by rural schools, through a grant process, to implement programs that will benefit the children of those schools. The state Department of Education is not involved in the program. While not everyone will agree with the decisions I made, our goal was to deal with this $100 million cut by directing funding to those programs that would provide the maximum benefit for students. Our goal was to provide the most impact for your tax dollar. Our children deserve nothing less.
Garden Clubs plan state convention here in April The Alva Petunia Garden Club met on Wednesday, October 12, in the home of Betty McMurphy with nine members present. Roll call was answered with the name of bulbs we were planning to plant this fall. Minutes and Treasurer’s Report was approved. Eleanor said that in helping judge the NW Garden Club yearbooks, we need to update our by-laws. WandaCox is to send Beth Smith a thank you note for helping us in watering the flower beds at the museum. Eleanor will check with Emma Lou Lightfoot about the Yard of the Month. It was mentioned at the NW District Meeting that since they had not picked any this summer that they would do so in the fall. Betty is going to have a Alva Garden Council Meeting at the City Library on Saturday, November 12, at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Genevieve Farris said that she is not the Vice-President for the Council, but April Ridgway. The NW District Garden Clubs will host the State Convention in Alva on April 10 and 11. There is 15 rooms reserved at the motel by Wal-Mart. The First Presbyterian Church will prepare meals. We are not sure of the location for the meeting. Meals furnished will be the Tuesday night banquet, breakfast and lunch. There will be a silent auction with the money raised to go to the NW District. There will be no favors for decorations at this meeting. Eleanor has contact information for Cecil Lemmings at Pond Creek. She will contact him about touring
---Janet Barresi Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction
and Grubb said the company had 100 employees in the Cherokee office. The company also has an office in Waynoka and he said that office increased from 24 employees in 2010 to 63 now with another five to bring it to 68 in 2012. The Alva office under construction east of town is nearing completion with 13,000 feet of office space and 10,000 sq. ft. of shop space. Grubb anticipates it will start with 50 employees and increase to 55 in 2012 with another 200 working on the rigs in the area. Total corporate employees are 600 in the Oklahoma City office and 1,600 in the field. The hedging activity will help keep the number of employees stable in both the office and the field, Grubb said. SandRidge originally was seeking natural gas production, Grubb said, but the prices dropped for both oil and natural gas. Oil, however, rebounded while natural gas did not. That led to a corporate decision to shift their focus to oil. Although the company has properties in East Texas and the Gulf Coast area, its focus is in the West Texas Permian Play and the Mississippian Play in a 160 by 100-mile area of Woods, Alfalfa, Grant and adjoining counties in Oklahoma and Kansas.
Because of that focus, observers believe there will be very little transferring of employees to locations far from Oklahoma and Texas. Currently, the Mississippian Play is the hottest in all the United States, Grubb said. The early success of the Mississippian by SandRidge and other companies large and small has even brought Shell Oil into the activity in Kansas. “They’re big enough to drill anywhere in the world they wish,” Grubb said, and they choose to drill here, it speaks well of what we’re doing.”
Woods County Commission cancels Monday’s meeting Monday’s meeting has been cancelled by the Woods County Commission. The next regular meeting will be Monday, Oct. 31.
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his gardens in the spring. Betty will serve as chairman of the Open House at the Cherokee Strip Museum. She will check with the museum to see whether December 3rd or 10th would be best. Barbara Case, Barbara Faulkner, and others will help her with preparations. She will report at the November meeting. When we have items for the club scrapbook, please give them to Donna Schwerdtfeger or Jo Ann Cole. Everyone seemed to like the idea of mini lessons each month. These will be information we have seen in a newspaper, magazine, etc. that we might like to share with other members. This will be in addition to our regular program. Carol Anderson gave a mini lesson on Celosia/coxcomb. There were questions at the Fair about coxcomb. There is plume, crest, and spike. It grows in most soils. Some countries use it as a medicinal. Betty suggested if we had not read “Oklahoma Gardner’s Guide” by Steve Dobbs, that it would be worth our time to read it. It might be in the City Library. She shared with us about Hi Yield Systemic Insect Granules for gnats. You can buy it at Farmer’s Coop. The next meeting will be November 9 with Barbara Faulkner. Hostess gift was won by Cindy Self. Members present were Carol Anderson, Barbara Case, Wanda Cox, Shirley Cummings, Barbara Faulkner, Carole Grover, Betty McMurphy, Eleanor Ring, and Cindy Self. ---Wanda Cox, secretary
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Langston escapes furious Ranger comeback to win 42-39 By Roger McKenzie Three extra points made by Langston were the difference in a wild and acrimonious 4239 win by the Lions against the Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers on Saturday in Alva. The Rangers fell behind 28-12 at half-time and closed to within 35-28 in the third quarter only to see Langston score again with 2:36 left to up their lead to 17. However, the Rangers showed their heart and scored twice in that time. A failed on-side kick allowed the Lions to run out the final 16 seconds and claim the win. The victory snatched the Central States Football League championship from the Rangers and handed them their first five loss season in the Keith Barefield era. It also denied Barefield his 100th college coaching win. The Rangers scored first after Ranger defender Chris Jones intercepted a Darion Lewis pass on the Lions’ second play from scrimmage. Jones returned the ball to the Lions’ three yard line. A penalty set the Rangers back, but quarterback Kyle Jech passed five yards to Andrew King for the touchdown three minutes into the game. The Lions blocked the extra point kick by Edgar Colmenares, but Northwestern led the 24thranked Lions 6-0. Langston scored the next four touchdowns, however, to take a 28-6 lead. Diminutive Carlos Ross, a 5’8”, 180-pound senior running back, answered the Rangers’ touchdown quickly. After the kick-off and an offside penalty was assessed the Rangers, Ross took a hand-off and raced 69 yards to the end zone. After the two teams exchanged punts, Jech moved the Rangers down the field, but a Colmenares field goal attempt when the drive stalled was blocked. From their 37-yard line, the Lions took six plays to score on a Lewis to Kyron King pass good for 14 yards with 1:36 left in the first quarter. The Lions scored twice more in the second quarter. After taking over on downs at the Ranger 45yard line, Langston took seven
plays to reach the end zone. Lewis kept the ball for the final yard. Both teams traded punts and Langston could not capitalize on a Jech interception by Demarco Bledsoe. But after another Ranger punt, Lewis passed to Darrow Barnes who took the ball 78 yards for a touchdown with 4:04 left until half-time. Anthony Fernandez made good on all the Lions extra point kicks and the Lions were in complete control at 28-6. The Rangers started from their 45 after the kick-off and used 15 plays to travel the 55-yards. The score finally came on a pass to Justin Schanbacher, who took over for tight end Keith Barefield, Jr. who was injured and carted off the field early in the drive. Schanbacher caught the four yard-scoring pass with just three seconds left in the quarter. A twopoint conversion pass attempt was no good. Half-time saw the Rangers trailing 28-12. Wild ending not enough Langston took the opening kick-off and scored, only to have a penalty wipe the points off the board. A subsequent field goal try was blocked by Traveon Kelley. The Rangers took advantage and marched 79 yards to a score. Jermil Martin capped the drive with a five-yard run at with 6:24 left in the third quarter to pull the Rangers to within 10 at 28-18. Once again, however, the pass for two points was no good. Just as the Rangers were building on their momentum, Langston’s Ross erupted for a second long touchdown. After a penalty started off the drive and put the ball on the Lions’ 18yard line, Ross sped 82-yards for an apparent back-breaking touchdown to put the Lions up 35-18 with 6:05 remaining in the third quarter. But the Rangers never gave up, even as players kept coming off the field injured due to the hard hitting. The game was filled with penalties on both sides and the play was extremely rough. The Rangers answered the Lions with a one-yard touchdown by Jared Jackson after a seven-play,
Justin Schanbacher (2) scores on a four-yard catch of a Kyle Jech pass with just three seconds left in the first half Saturday against Langston. The score lifted the Rangers to within 16 points of the Lions at 2912 and retuned some momentum to Northwestern. Photo by Roger McKenzie 58-yard drive. The touchdown came with just a little less than three minutes in the quarter and reduced the Ranger deficit to 10 points at 35-25. But as the game entered the fourth quarter, the play seemed to slow down for a while. Neither team made headway until Langston got the ball with seven minutes to go and marched 63-yards to a score that seemed to put the game out of reach. Ricky Shearin raced in from 15-yards out to give the Lions a 42-25 lead with just 2:36 left. On the extra point, tempers and unnecessary roughness once again flared and Ranger starting offensive tackle Zach Owen was ejected from the game. The Lions celebrated— almost too early. That’s because Northwestern rallied with a 55-yard drive that produced a touchdown with 1:33 to go. The score was a Jech to Kent McDonald pass for 11 yards. Edgar Colmenares made the extra point and the Rangers trailed by 10 at 42-32. An onside kick was recovered by Javarri Liggins for
Northwestern. The Rangers then went 71-yards in seven plays in just over a minute to score. Jech passed to Jackson for the final 22-yards and Colmenares brought the Rangers to within a field goal of tying the game at 42-39. A second onside kick, however, was not successful and the Lions ran out the clock to secure the win. Statistics Jech finished the game with 257 yards passing on 26 completions in 41 attempts. He had four touchdown passes and one interception Schanbacher led the Northwestern receivers with seven catches for 41 yards and a touchdown. However, King caught three passes for 17 more yards and a touchdown. Jared Jackson and Jermil Martin rushed for a combined 157 yards and two touchdowns. The trio of Lewis and Barnes and Ross out-distanced their
Ranger counterparts, however. Lewis passed for 278 yards on 16 of 25 passing. He had two touchdowns and an interception. Barnes caught four passes for 114 yards and a touchdown. Ross rushed for 192 yards in just 17 carries and scored two touchdowns. He also caught five passes for 61 yards. The two teams combined for almost 1,000 yards of offense. Langston had 247 rushing yards and 278 passing yards for a total of 525 yards. Northwestern totaled 429 yards on 172 yards rushing and 257 yards passing. Coach’s comments “This is a young team, a very beat-up and injured team, a very thin team,” said Coach Barefield of his Rangers after the game. “What they do have is fight.” He gave Langston credit as well. “This is by far the best Langston team I’ve seen,” he said.
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Northwestern’s Jermil Martin stretches the ball across the goal line at the end of a five-yard touchdown run for the second Ranger touchdown in the third quarter to reduce Langston’s lead to 28-18. The Ranger rally fell just short as time ran out with the Rangers trailing 42-29. Photo by Roger McKenzie
October 23, 2011
October a tough month for NWOSU runners
By Roger McKenzie The Ranger men and women cross country teams were in Winfield, Kansas, on Saturday to compete in the Mid-States Classic event there. It was their fourth competition this month. Results were not available at press time. However, in the three other competitions this month, the Northwestern teams have struggled against their competition. The runners began the month on Oct. 1 at their largest meet of the year, the Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater. The men finished 23rd out of 25 teams in their division, while the women were last out of 32 teams. On Oct. 8, the teams traveled to Shawnee for the Oklahoma Baptist Bison Invitational. The Ranger men and women both finished last out of nine teams. The following week, on Oct. 15, the Rangers took part in the McPherson College Lakeside Shootout. The cross country event took place at Wall Park in McPherson, Kan. Eleven teams competed. The Ranger men finished in ninth place and the Ranger women finished in 10th place. Pena paces Ranger men Luis Pena, who was listed as a redshirt to start the year, has led the Ranger men at each of the three previous meets. He apparently was activated due to the low number of men able to compete this year. He was 118th at Stillwater with a time of 29:46.51 in the eight kilometer race. In Shawnee, he finished significantly faster with a time of 25:58, good for 51st overall. Most recently, at McPherson, he finished with a time of 29:26.10 and finished 52nd overall. Host OBU, which was ranked 20th in the NAIA at the time, dominated the Bison Invitational as the top six OBU runners finished in the first six places in the men’s 8K race for a team total of just 15 points (lower is better) and a total time of 2:10:34.20. A seventh OBU runner finished ninth. Northwestern teammate Ethan Neal, a freshman from Hooker, wasn’t far behind Pena, crossing the line 33-seconds later for the 55th spot. Other Ranger finishers included Rob Robledo (30:40) in 68th place, Chance Carrico (31:32) in 71st place, Scott Pendergraft (32:32) in 74th place and, in 79th place, Eric Treleaven (35:22). Northwestern totaled 227 points and had a total time of 2:32:58.60. At McPherson, Colby Community College won the event with time of 2:13:55.80 and a total of 41points. Northwestern totaled 277 points and had a combined time of 2:39:52.80. Finishing behind Northwestern was Manhattan Christian College and Bethel College. The Ranger who finished behind Pena at McPherson was Rob Robledo. The junior finished 66th with a time of 30:29.40.Less than five seconds behind him was Neal, who took 67th place in 30:34.30. The other two runners were sophomore Chaunce Carrico (84th, 33:14.00) and freshman Eric Treleaven (95th, 36:09.00). Little leads Ranger women Edmond freshman Page Little finished as the top Ranger women in all three previous events. In Stillwater, she was 136th overall in a large field with a time of 21:48.14. In the next two races, with smaller fields, she finished the five kilometer race in Shawnee in 51st place with a time of 21:54. Last week in McPherson, her time was about the same. But her 21:55.70 earned her
38th place. Winning the women’s side of the Bison Invitational was Central Oklahoma University with a time of 1:37:36.00 and 42 points. Northwestern’s women tallied 254 points and a total time of 1:55:39.00. The winning individual time was 18:37.00 In Shawnee, junior Kathryn Montes (22:22) finished about 30-seconds behind teammate Little in 57th place, while Emily Guthrie (22:34) crossed the line shortly after in the 61st spot. Other Northwestern finishers include Laura Haftman (23:33) in 69th place and Yareli Resendiz (25:16) in 77th, while Desirae Guffy (26:60) and Elizabeth Guffy (26:47) rounded out the field in 79th and 80th places respectively. At the McPherson event, Cowley Community College finished first with 57 points and a total time of 1:42:25.70. Northwestern’s women totaled 235 points and a time of 1:56:24.30. That beat out Manhattan Christian. Montes again was second to Little. She finished 44th with a time of 22:33.20. Laura Haftman, a freshman from Oklahoma City, was next for the Lady Rangers with a time of 23:10.50, which was good for 48th. Guthrie was next at 54th with a time of 24:05.60, and finishing out the team score was Resendiz. The senior finished 57th in 24:39.30. Desirae Guffy (27:24:30) finished 65th.
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SCOUT TEAM PLAYER OF THE WEEK--Dalton Manning earned the week seven honor for his efforts on the scout team to help prepare the Goldbugs for their game against Watonga. Photo by Roger McKenzie
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK--Silas Martin led six Alva receivers with five catches for 74 yards against Watonga to earn the offensive honor for week seven. Photo by Roger McKenzie
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK--Cody Forell earned the week seven special teams honor for Alva for his efforts against Watonga. Photo by Roger McKenzie
Veronica Nelson Class: Sophomore Parents: Tammy and J.W. Like, Jeremy Helson Plans after high school: Veronica wants to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University and participate in cheerleading and band. Favorite Quote: “Fishing is just an excuse to see the beauty in life.” Adult Most Admired: Cindy Tomberlin—for being always kind and willing to help anyone who needs it.
DCLA defense shuts down Timberlake The showdown in Helena between the number one and number two ranked teams in Class C was more of a letdown for Timberlake, as the Tigers fell to top-ranked Deer Creek-Lamont on Thursday by a 26-6 score. The District C-3 win for the defending state champions puts them in the driver’s seat for the district title. The Eagles high-flying defense decked the Tigers by limiting Timberlake to just 130-yards of total offense, while the DCLA offense was rolling up 316 yards
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK-- Sophomore Joby Allen earned the defensive honor in week seven against Watonga. He led the Goldbug defense with 13.5 tackles, a sack, and a fumble recovery. Photo by Roger McKenzie
themselves. Both teams played a scoreless first quarter, but the visitors scored twice before half-time to take a 12-0 lead. The second touchdown came after a long drive just seconds before intermission. DCLA scored twice more in the third quarter to build a 26-0 lead before Timberlake got on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter on a 16-yard quarterback keeper by Coy Troutt with 4:41 left in the game. Both teams are headed to the play-offs.
Northwestern Sports Hall of Fame inductees announced Four former Northwestern Oklahoma State University athletes will be inducted as the 20th class of the Northwestern Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. 28. The 2012 inductees include football players Al Hunt and Lynn Scott and basketball players Marlena (Elliott) Johnson and Slade Young. The 2012 class will be honored at a luncheon in the Student Center Ballroom at 11:30 a.m. and formally inducted between the Ranger women’s and men’s
basketball games against Oklahoma City University that afternoon in Percefull Fieldhouse. The women’s game will tip off at 2 p.m., and the men’s game is scheduled for 4 p.m. The luncheon is open to the public, but reservations are required. The cost is $20 per person. For more information or to make reservations, contact Lizabeth Richey, Northwestern Alumni Association director, at 580-327-8594 or lrrichey@ nwosu.edu.
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Thiesing filly beats long odds to win her third Remington race
OKLAHOMA CITY – Jockey Benny Landeros rode Queen Maria, owned by Kelly and Kellie Thiesing of Alva, to a win in the eighth race at Remington Park on Wednesday night. Trained by Amy McAnally, Queen Maria came from next to last to win the eighth, a five-furlong allowance/ optional $35,000 claiming race over the turf. Landeros advanced with Queen Maria through the lone turn, then angled her out off the rail at the top of the stretch. Once in the clear in the middle of the lane, Queen Maria rolled past her foes, getting up to win by one length. The 4-year-old filly crossed the finish in :57.40 seconds over the firm going. Away at 18-1 odds, Queen Maria is a Kentucky-bred daughter of Maria’s Mon from the Forestry mare Miss Magnolia. Queen Maria, owned by Kelly and Kellie Thiesing of Alva, came from behind to take a one length win at The win was her third overall and Remington Park on Wednesday night. Photo by Dusin Orona Photography second at Remington Park.
Wiebener heading to Prairie Circuit Rodeo Finals
By Roger McKenzie Jeremy Wiebener has qualified for the Prairie Circuit Rodeo Finals Rodeo at the BOP Ram Arena in Weatherford on Oct. 29-30. Wiebener is the son of Jack and Dee Wiebener of Alva and a former Alva High School athlete who lettered in football and basketball. However, rodeo was always his favorite sport and he received a rodeo scholarship from Northwestern. He was a big part of that team for three years. Now he helps his dad on their farm southwest of Alva. Wiebener qualified in team roping by ranking ninth in the Prairie Circuit among headers. The Prairie Circuit covers Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Kansas and is one of 12 rodeo circuits in the country. Each circuit’s rodeo athletes earn points for their performances during the year. The top event qualifiers in each of the country’s 12 circuits go to that circuit’s finals rodeo. The events include saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, tie-down roping, team roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling and bull riding. The winner of each event at the circuit finals rodeos advances to the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo. Partnering with Wiebener at heeler is Darrin Suit of Ames. The
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Week ending Oct. 13 Team Won Lost Alva’s Market 18 14 The Cat’s Meow 18 14 Cookie’s Gals 16 16 B & B Superlube 16 16 Corky’s Sports 15 17 Alva Sewing Center 13 19 High Scratch Team Game Cookie’s Gals............................. 631 Cookie’s Gals............................. 622 Cookie’s Gals............................. 610 High Handicap Team Game Corky’s Sports............................ 834 B & B Superlube......................... 829 B & B Superlube......................... 825 High Scratch Team Series Cookie’s Gals........................... 1863 B & B Superlube....................... 1755 Alva’s Market............................ 1751 High Handicap Team Series B & B Superlube....................... 2457 Alva’s Market............................ 2411 Corky’s Sports.......................... 2405 High Scratch Individual Game Alycia Harding............................ 203 Lola Heydman............................ 201 Katie Williams............................. 191 High Handicap Individual Game Gail Abel..................................... 257 Sallye Davidson.......................... 246 Lola Heydman............................ 246 High Scratch Individual Series Alycia Harding............................ 552 Lola Heydman............................ 467 Glenda Lewis.............................. 465 High Handicap Individual Series Gail Abel..................................... 685 Sallye Davidson.......................... 659 Heather Lohmann....................... 653
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Jeremy Wiebener, aboard Rufus, goes after a steer at the Pretty Prairie Rodeo earlier this year. He qualified as a header in team roping for the upcoming Prairie Circuit Rodeo Finals in Weatherford on Oct. 29-30. Courtesy photo pair have been working together as a team for about a year. His other partner is his horse, Rufus. The quarter horse and Wiebener go back a long way, but the pair has been working as a team consistently for about two years. “Rufus is a good horse,”
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Wiebener said simply. The rodeo circuit system was organized to reward those cowboys and cowgirls who compete in rodeo regularly, but who have jobs or careers that prevent them from being full-time rodeo competitors. These “weekend warriors” have to squeeze in practice time around their everyday jobs and rodeo whenever they can. Wiebener said his dad is pretty good about allowing him time to practice. “I practice a couple of times a week if I can,” he said.
Make no mistake, however. Though the practice is part-time, the level of competition is very high. For example, to advance to the national circuit finals, Wiebener will have to beat Nick Sartain, a world famous roper who is currently ranked second in the circuit. “I feel good about it,” Wiebener said of the upcoming rodeo. He also qualified for the Texas Cowboys Rodeo Association Finals Rodeo, an amateur rodeo which will be held in Vernon, Tex., on Nov. 4-6.
Week ending Oct. 18 Team Won Lost Northwest Electric 27.0 9.0 Knights of Columbus 25.0 11.0 Freedom State Bank 21.0 15.0 Marshall’s Old Timers 19.5 16.5 The Fantastic Five 18.5 17.5 Schuesslers 18.0 18.0 Pony Boy Lures 17.0 19.0 Clean Harbors 16.0 20.0 Lite-N-Nite 14.0 22.0 High Scratch Team Game Northwest Electric...................... 893 Northwest Electric...................... 890 Pony Boy Lures.......................... 888 High Handicap Team Game Freedom State Bank................ 1101 Schuesslers.............................. 1096 Lit-N-Nite.................................. 1085 High Scratch Team Series Northwest Electric.................... 2657 Pony Boy Lures........................ 2597 Lite-N-Nite................................ 2473 High Handicap Team Series Freedom State Bank................ 3247 Northwest Electric.................... 3215 Lite-N-Nite................................ 3187 High Scratch Individual Game Tom Ramy.................................. 237 Dorsey Redd.............................. 233 Ray Morris.................................. 224 High Handicap Individual Game Dorsey Redd.............................. 257 Ray Morris.................................. 256 Sam Flaming.............................. 252 High Scratch Individual Series Tom Ramy.................................. 622 Dorsey Redd.............................. 596 John Cook.................................. 593 High Handicap Individual Series Terry Swenn............................... 722 Gail McMullin.............................. 687 Dale Sample............................... 679
October 23, 2011
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. Criminal Filings William Zeke Garcia, 32, no address listed: (1) Unlawful Distribution of Meth within 2,000 feet of School etc; (2) Unlawful Possession of Marijuana within 1,000 feet of a State Park; (3) Failure to Affix Oklahoma Tax Commission Stamp. Savannah Kathryn Lee Gallegos, 20, no address listed: (1) Unlawful Distribution of Meth within 2,000 feet of School etc; (2) Unlawful Possession of Marijuana within 1,000 feet of a State Park; (3) Failure to Affix Oklahoma Tax Commission Stamp. Joy Gail Russell, 53, Waynoka: Conspiracy to Commit Felony. Dennis James Walker, 52, Waynoka: (1) Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Drug; (2) Conspiracy to Commit Felony. Misdemeanor Filings William Zeke Garcia, 32, no address listed: Possession of Paraphernalia. Savannah Kathryn Lee Gallegos, 20, no address listed: Possession of Paraphernalia. Dylan Michael Knierim, 19, no address listed: Domestic Abuse. Callus Daniel Cox, 21, no address listed: Obstructing an Officer. Lane Allen Wiersig, 19, no address listed: Recklessly Handling Firearm. Cole Dalton Owens, 21, no address listed: (1) Public Intoxication; (2) Obstructing an Officer. Jacob Joel Montez, 20, no address listed: (1) Public Intoxication; (2) Obstructing an Officer. Dillon Von Nethercutt, 20, Waynoka: (1) Unlawful Possession of Marijuana; (2) Possession of Paraphernalia; (3) Public Intoxication. Civil Filings Reta Faye Lancaster vs. Midstates Resources & Morequity Inc.: Quiet title. Kendra Michelle Neilson vs. State of Oklahoma: Expungement. PNC Bank NA vs. John A. & Debra K. Anderson et al: Foreclosure for an amount more
than $10,000. Midland Funding LLC vs. Josh Wingenbach: Money judgment for an amount less than $10,000. Marriage Licenses Issued Donnie W. Wehrenberg, 51, Freedom and Stephanie Rae Anderson, 50, Freedom. Divorce Filings Timothy Allen Weaver vs. Maurie Renee Oneal: Dissolution of Marriage. Justin Alan Schaumberg vs. Melinda Lynn Schaumberg: Divorce Granted. Traffic Filings Andrew P. Bradfield, 35, Choctaw: ATV - Operate, ride without helmet - under 18 yoa ($25). Bentson Robert Oleen, 32, Manhattan, KS: Transporting open container of beer ($316). Garrett E. Stracke, 21, Liberty, MO: Transporting open container of liquor ($246). Marcos L. Stoner, 28, Baytown, TX: ATV - Operate, ride without helmet - under 18 yoa ($25). Brandon M. Radenberg, 21, Claflin, KS: Operating motor vehicle in manner not reasonable and proper ($256.50). Chad M. Lyle, 24, Holt, MO: Transporting open container of liquor ($246). Garth Lee Brown, 20, Kearney, MO: Transporting open container of liquor ($246). Cody D. Sumption, 19, Holt, MO: Transporting open container of liquor ($246). Adriana Torres, 25, Baytown, TX: ATV - Operate, ride without helmet - under 18 yoa ($25). Curtis Wayne Pullin, 40, Apple Springs, TX: (1) Failure to provide security verification ($221.50); (2) Failure to pay all taxes due state ($221.50). Jesus Salaiz IV, 20, Alva: Operating motor vehicle without valid driver’s license ($403.69).
Beginning Book 1122 Page 305 Real Estate Transfers Wesley W. Nixon and E. Maxine Nixon to Wesley W. Nixon and E. Maxine Nixon Revocable Trust: (1) a tract of land in the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 34, Township 27 North, Range 18, WIM; (2) Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 of Section 3, Township 26 North, Range 18, WIM, EXCEPT a 1/4 acre; (3) the East Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 10, Township 26 North, Range 17, WIM; (4) Lot 24 in Block 12 of the Original Town of Freedom; (5) the North 92 feet of Lots 1, 2 & 3 in Block 14 of the Original Town of Freedom; (6) the West Half of the Southeast Quarter and the North Half of the Southwest Quarter and the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter and the North Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 27 North, Range 18, WIM; (7) the South Half of Lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 in Block 11 of the Original Town of Freedom; (8) the South Half of the Northeast Quarter and the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and the Northwest Quarter of the Section 25, Township 27 North, Range 18, WIM: Warranty Deed. Anastacia L. Rogers to Steven L. Rogers: the West 16 feet of Lot 23 and the East 42 feet of Lot 24 in Block 2 of the Country Club Heights 2nd Addition to the City of Alva: Quit Claim Deed. Chance R. Gerloff to James Longpine and Cheryl Longpine: a tract of land in the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 22, Township 27 North, Range 18, WIM: Warranty Deed. Melvin L. Newman and Jean H. Newman to Jeanene Bonicelli: the Southeast Quarter of Section 3, Township 23 North, Range 14, WIM: Warranty Deed. Jeanene Bonicelli to Melvin L. Newman and Jean H. Newman: the East Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 3, Township 23 North, Range 14, WIM: Warranty Deed. Alva Utility Authority of Alva to Kwik Resources LLC: the surface only of a tract of land in the Southwest Quarter of Section 20, Township 27 North, Range 13, WIM: Warranty Deed. Dennis R. Nelson to Na’Chelle James: Lot 23 and the West Half of Lot 24 in Block 51 of the Original Town, now City of Alva: Quit Claim Deed. Merlin L. Budy & Mary
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Leigh Budy and Gerald A. Budy & Lavona M. Budy to Robert S. Baker and Jeffrey H. Sternberger & Colleen H. Sternberger: undivided 1/2 interest in the surface only of the South Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 23, and the South Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 24, all in Township 25 North, Range 15, WIM: Warranty Deed. Roger R. Nobis and Leigh Anne Nobis to Monty G. Lohmann and Reola G. Lohmann: Northwest Quarter of Section 1, Township 26 North, Range 14, WIM, EXCEPTING AND RESERVING to Grantors herein all the oil, gas and other minerals in and under the above described property, fully participating as to lease bonuses and mineral production: Warranty Deed. Barbara M. Schlapkohl & Scott R. Schlapkohl and Carolyn S. Koslan & William Koslan to Monty G. Lohmann and Reola G. Lohmann: Southwest Quarter of Section 1, Township 26 North, Range 14, WIM, EXCEPTING AND RESERVING to Grantors herein all the oil, gas and other minerals in and under the above described property, fully participating as to lease bonuses and mineral production: Warranty Deed. Dianna Joyce Whisenhunt & Leroy E. Whisenhunt, Linda Kay Hill & Darrell Hill, Randal A. Riggs & Jerri Riggs and Debora Rene Crigler fka Debora Rene
Nielsen & Faron Don Crigler to Alberta R. Bliss: an undivided 1/5 interest in the East Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 5, Township 24 North, Range 13, WIM: Quit Claim Deed. Mortgages Chance R. Gerloff to the United States of America acting through the Farm Service Agency for the United States Department of Agriculture: (1) the Northeast Quarter of Section 23, Township 27 North, Range 18, WIM; (2) the North Half of the Southeast Quarter and the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and the East Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 22, Township 27 North, Range 18, WIM, LESS AND EXCEPT a tract in the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 22: $131,850. Reola G. Lohmann and Monty G. Lohmann to Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma: (1) East Half of the Northwest Quarter ada Lot 3 and Southeast Quarter of Northwest Quarter; (2) East Half of the West Half of the Northwest Quarter ada East Half of Lot 4 and East Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter; (3) Southwest Quarter, all in Section 1, Township 26 North, Range 14, WIM: $600,000. Steven J. Maier and Amber L. Maier to Bank of the West: Lot 13 in Block 8 of East View Addition to the City of Alva: $30,000.
October 23, 2011
Woods County Woods County Communications Call Center Sheriff’s Report October 13, 2011 9:56 a.m. deputy is in service from Kay Co, 1 prisoner in custody. October 14, 2011 3:40 p.m. report of cows out on 64 west/Avard turn, white/brownred/white with eartags, called one possible owner, not his, tried another individual, no answer. October 15, 2011 2:45 a.m. report of cattle out
between Grady & Garvin on CR 500, report of 1 hit, called possible owner, he is going to look. 2:45 a.m. called again on the cattle on Grady & Garvin, baby calf hit, called individual. 8:05 a.m. report of big black cow out at Green Valley Church, someone is calling possible owner.
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(Published in the Alva ReviewCourier Friday, October 21, 2011, and Sunday, October 23, 2011.) NOTICE OF FILING APPLICATION Application No. 1202240036 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, is requesting that the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, pursuant to OAC Rules 165:10-5-5 , 165:10-5-6 and 165: 5-7-27, administratively authorize the approval of disposal of saltwater and associated deleterious substances into a Commercial disposal well as follows: WELL NAME AND LOCATION: Woody SWD 1-4, SW4, SW4, SW4, NW4, Sec. 4-T28N-R14W, Woods County, Oklahoma DISPOSAL ZONE AND DEPTH: Arbuckle, TOP – 6056 , BOTTOM – 7021’ DISPOSAL RATE AND PRESSURE: 60,000 BPD, 2000 PSI Objections may be filed with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission within thirty (30) days after publication of this notice. Objections, if any, should be mailed to Oil and Gas Conservation Division, Pollution Abatement Dept., Jim Thorpe Bldg., P.O. Box 52000, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73152-2000 (10-21-11)
(Published in the Alva ReviewCourier Sunday, October 23, 2011, and Sunday, October 30, 2011.) IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR WOODS COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA In the Matter of the Estate of HERBERT D. SMITH, Deceased No.: PB-2011-22 ALIAS NOTICE OF HEARING FINAL ACCOUNT, PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP, DISTRIBUTION AND DISCHARGE, Notice is hereby given that Gerree C. Smith, Executrix, of the estate of Herbert D. Smith, deceased, having filed in this Court her final account of the administration of said estate and petition for order allowing same, determination of heirship, distribution and for final discharge of said Executrix, the hearing of the same has been set by the Court for the 10th day of November, 2011, at 1:00 o’clock p.m., at the courtroom of the District Court in the courthouse in Alva, in the county and state aforesaid, and all persons interested in said estate LEGAL NOTICE are notified then and there to appear and (Published in the Alva Review- show cause, if any they have, why the Courier Sunday, October 23, 2011.) said account not be settled and allowed, IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF the heirs of said Herbert D. Smith, WOODS COUNTY deceased, determined, and said estate STATE OF OKLAHOMA distributed and the Executrix discharged. In the Matter of Application of Carla Dated this 21st day of October, 2011. Frances Ellison to Change Her Name s/ Mickey J. Hadwiger No. CV-11-18 Judge of the District Court NOTICE OF FILING PETITION Gerree C. Smith FOR CHANGE OF NAME 913 Apache Drive To Whom It May Concern: Alva OK 73717 Take notice that Carla Ellison has (580) 327-1776 filed in the above court a Petition to have her name changed as follows, to LEGAL NOTICE wit: From Ellison to Becker and that the (Published in the Alva Reviewsame will be heard in the District Court of Woods County, Oklahoma, the County Courier Sunday, October 23, 2011; Court House, located at 407 Government October 30, 2011; and November 6, in Alva, Oklahoma on the 9th day of 2011.) Anyone having financial interest in a November, in the year 2011, at 1:00 o’clock p.m.; and that any person may 1997 Ford VIN #1FALP52U9VA316736, call Jamie 580-363-3939.
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10:53 p.m. 911 call, 2 deer on Hwy 11. 11:14 p.m. 2 or 3 people yelling outside apt at 600 block of Hart. 11:58 p.m. noise complaint at 1100 block of 4th, music and people yelling back in alley. October 14, 2011 1:24 a.m. 911 call, no answer just rustling in background, hung up when told who this was. 2:37 a.m. 911 call, individual with pain & cramps in legs, button on at 800 block of Apache Dr. 6:43 a.m. 911 call, hit a deer, no location given. 2:47 p.m. dog loose, German Shepherd, in front of house on 4th St between Center & Church. 4:11 p.m. dog barking complaint from 900 block of Mill. 4:35 p.m. fire in ditch 2 1/2 south of Harper on CR 430 on west side. 5:56 p.m. 911 call, need officer for a domestic at Camp Houston. 7:24 p.m. complaint about individuals horses. 8:52 p.m. 911 call, abandoned, called back everyone ok. 10:51 p.m. 911 call, abandoned, called back misdialed. October 15, 2011 12:26 a.m. dog fight at 1100 block of Santa Fe. 12:35 a.m. 911 call, people driving 80 mph heading west from Wakita, possibly drunk drivers. 12:45 a.m. 911 call, fighting going on in alley of Country Club Apts. 8:53 a.m. 911 call, stolen ATV from south campground. 11:00 a.m. immigration for S.O. 11:32 a.m. 911 call, abandoned. 12:34 p.m. stolen 4 wheelers on Noble 2 west to 430 3/4 north. 1:36 p.m. need officer in regards to an individual. 1:42 p.m. 911 call, from 700 block of Share Dr. 4:10 p.m. kid in white pickup swerving on Flynn. 4:35 p.m. 911 call, brown & white cow with red & white ear tag out off 64 on to Avard blacktop approximately 1 mile on east side. 4:58 p.m. 911 call, hang up, called back, wanted Chopsticks number. 7:22 p.m. 911 call, abandoned, lady called back, everything is fine. 9:50 p.m. 3 shots fired on S Maple in Wakita, 5 minutes in between, called Wakita PD. 10:47 p.m. 911 call, busy. 10:48 p.m. 911 call, hang up from disconnected cell, no answer to call back. October 16, 2011 3:04 a.m. 911 call, hang up from disconnected cell.
8:46 a.m. 911 call, individual can’t stand up at 1100 block of Choctaw. 12:29 p.m. 911 call, abandoned, called back, left message. 12:34 p.m. 911 call, hang up from disconnected cell. 1:18 p.m. 911 call, hang up, called twice. 1:52 p.m. 911 call, accidentally dialed. 2:06 p.m. 911 call, no answer, hear people talking & walking, called back left message. 4:51 p.m. dead cat behind Alva’s Market. 4:53 p.m. individual smoking weed in red Chevy Avalanche with paper tag, went to trailer park then west on Blvd. 6:24 p.m. 911 call, hang up, called back, no voicemail. 8:06 p.m. locked keys in car. 9:31 p.m. pregnant individual having abdominal pain in Waynoka. October 17, 2011 6:28 a.m. red Chevy avalanche with paper tag at McDonald’s in parking lot. 7:49 a.m. son’s car towed, transfer to S.O. 9:00 a.m. 911 call, reckless driver in grain truck on Hwy 11 east toward Medford. 10:37 a.m. cat in street on 700 block of Choctaw. 12:59 p.m. 911 call, no answer, called back, everyone ok. 2:38 p.m. pit bull loose at NW Chiropractor. 4:14 p.m. 911 call, stolen trailer report on Cleveland in Waynoka. 4:44 p.m. dead skunk by S Hall. 4:43 p.m. 911 call, abandoned from Pond Creek. 5:00 p.m. 911 call, from Fine Arts, sorry wrong number. 9:17 p.m. white pickup with spotlight at 1000 block of Center. October 18, 2011 7:52 a.m. 911 call, large black cow on Hwy 45 & CR 470. 7:57 a.m. skunk trapped at 1200 block of 10th, called animal control. 9:43 a.m. 911 call, wrong number. 10:15 a.m. accident, no injuries, at CR 430 & 281. 11:10 a.m. accident at Ampride tire. 4:41 p.m. 911 call, no info. 5:42 p.m. campus PD – thanks for blocking traffic. 8:18 p.m. 911 call, ambulance to 200 block of Santa Fe for individual with chest pains, lost feeling on left side. 9:39 p.m. request for extra patrol around 100 block of E Barnes, thinks neighbor is strange. 10:07 p.m. 911 call, medical call to 200 block of S Maple. 11:10 p.m. individual wanting to find someone to sharpen lawnmower blades. October 19, 2011 1:58 a.m. individual from Barber Co about possible intoxicated driver headed here. The call center also handled the following calls: abandoned calls -21; wrong number -14; hang ups -16; animal control -16; sheriff’s office -58; police -94; general info -138; fire dept. -14; ambulance -20.
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NWOSU grad student Rural Teacher of Year Kristi Ramon thought completing her graduate degree at Northwestern Oklahoma State University might be the highlight of her year. Instead, Ramon’s year became even better as she was named Rural Teacher of the Year by the National Rural Education Association, based at Purdue University. She is a first grade, reading recovery and reading intervention teacher at Gus Birdwell Elementary School in Spearman, Texas. Ramon completed a two-year master of education program this summer. Her decision to attend Northwestern was driven by her daughter’s attendance at the school. “My daughter was in her second year at Northwestern as a graduate student and was my greatest motivator for going ahead and following a lifelong dream of mine of earning a master’s degree,” Ramon said. The distance between her home in Spearman and Northwestern was overcome by the University’s distance learning program. Northwestern offered degree options in counseling and educational leadership in Goodwell through a partnership with Oklahoma Panhandle State University, a 45 minute drive from Ramon’s home. “I have had an interest in administration for some time so I felt that educational leadership
would be the best degree for me to earn,” Ramon said. Superintendent Rodney Sumner was impressed with Ramon’s positive attitude. “While others might say it can’t be done, Kristi is willing to do everything possible to make it work,” Sumner said. Ramon’s dedication extends beyond the classroom. She is an active member of her church and community. “Kristi has a passion for learning, both for her and others,” Principal P.J. Hanna said. Rural Teacher of the Year Award Honorees receive a $2,000 honorarium, and the school district receives $1,000 to purchase instructional materials and school supplies. Candidates are nominated by the Texas Rural Education Association, a state affiliate organization of the National Rural Education Association. The National Rural Education Association was organized in 1907 as a voice for rural teachers and administrators. With affiliates in 42 states, the association represents rural schools at the national level, with members who serve on national educational review panels and coalitions. “As I look back on the past two years, I have not only learned a great deal about the responsibilities of a professional leader, but I am a better employee because of what I
Kristi Ramon completed her master’s degree in educational leadership at Northwestern Oklahoma State University this summer. Because of her commitment to education, she was named Rural Teacher of the Year by the National Rural Education Association. Ramon teaches first grade and specializes in reading recovery and reading intervention at Gus Birdwell Elementary School in Spearman, Texas. learned at Northwestern,” Ramon said. “When decisions are made at the administrative level, I now understand the reasons behind the decisions. I enjoyed every teacher at Northwestern and felt they prepared me for the future.”
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(Published in the Alva ReviewCourier Sunday, October 23, 2011.) BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANT: EAGLE ENERGY PRODUCTION, LLC RELIEF SOUGHT: POOLING LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 25 NORTH, RANGE 14 WEST, WOODS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA CAUSE CD 201105425-T NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF OKLAHOMA: To all persons, owners, producers, operators, purchasers and takers of oil and gas and all other interested persons, particularly in Woods County, Oklahoma; more specifically: Knabco, L.L.C.; Community Resources Oil and Gas, Inc. and if any of the named individuals or entities be deceased or a dissolved partnership, corporation or other association, then the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, successors, trustees and assigns of any such deceased individual or dissolved partnership, corporation or other association. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Applicant in this Cause is requesting the following relief and special relief: That the Commission, based on the evidence presented, pool the interests and adjudicate the rights and equities of oil and gas owners on a unit pooling and designate the Applicant or some other party recommended by Applicant as operator for the well to produce from Order to be entered in Cause CD No. 201105424-T for the Mississippian underlying Section 5, Township 25 North, Range 14 West, Woods County, Oklahoma. The interests of the oil and gas owners involved herein and the rights and equities in respect thereto are sought herein to be pooled and adjudicated pursuant to 52 O.S. Sec. 87.1 within and on the basis of the drilling and spacing unit covered hereby, and not limited to a single wellbore. The application in this cause states that Applicant has proposed the development of the separate common source of supply in the drilling and spacing units involved herein under a plan development and has proposed to commence such plan of development of such units by an initial unit well in the lands covered hereby, and that Applicant has been unable to reach an agreement with the owners of drilling rights named as respondents herein with respect to such proposed plan of development of the separate common source of supply in the drilling and spacing units covered hereby. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT this cause be set before an Administrative Law Judge for hearing, taking of evidence and reporting to the Commission. That Applicant could request that the Order to be entered in this cause shall include a provision allowing the operator one year from the date of the Order to commence drilling operations. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT this Cause will be heard before an Administrative Law Judge on the Initial Hearing Docket at the Eastern Regional Service Office of the Corporation Commission, 440 South Houston, Tulsa, Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m., on the 15th day of November 2011, and that notice be published as required by law and rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT any person interested or protesting the application please advise the Attorney of record and the Court Clerk’s Office of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission five (5) days before the hearing date above. 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 and 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 this cause, if protested, may be
subject to a prehearing or settlement conference pursuant to OCCRP 165:511-2. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action, contact Mark Hambric, (918) 746-1350 or Michael D. Stack, Attorney for Applicant, 943 East Britton Road, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73114; Tele (405) 286-1717; Fax (405) 286-2122. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA DANA L MURPHY, CHAIR BOB ANTHONY, VICE CHAIRMAN PATRICE DOUGLAS, COMMISSIONER DONE AND PERFORMED THIS 18th DAY OF OCTOBER 2011. ATTEST: PEGGY MITCHELL, SECRETARY OF THE COMMISSION
(Published in the Alva ReviewCourier Sunday, October 23, 2011.) BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANT: DEBBIE A. SCHULTZ & LEVI J. SCHULTZ, TRUSTEES OF THE LDS FAMILY TRUST RELIEF SOUGHT: DRILLING AND SPACING UNITS LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 25 NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST, WOODS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA CAUSE CD NO. 201105509 NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Applicant in this cause is requesting that the Commission enter an order (a) vacating Order No. 59386 as corrected by Order Nunc Pro Tunc No. 59552 as to the Red Fork Sand (Cherokee) common source of supply, (b) establishing 160acre drilling and spacing units for the production of gas and gas condensate from the Red Fork Sand (Cherokee) common source of supply underlying Section 16, Township 25 North, Range 13 West, Woods County, Oklahoma; and (c) designating the Hofer #1 Well as the unit well for the NW/4 of Section 16 for the Red Fork Sand (Cherokee) common source of supply. Applicant further requests that the order to be entered in this cause be made effective on some date prior to the date of the hearing. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause will be heard before an Administrative Law Judge on the Initial Hearing Docket at the Corporation Commission Oklahoma City facility, Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73105, at 8:30 a.m., on November 7, 2011, 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 Gregory L. Mahaffey, Attorney, 300 N.E. 1st Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104-4004, Telephone: 405/236-0478. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA DANA L. MURPHY, Chair BOB ANTHONY, Vice-Chairman PATRICE DOUGLAS, Commissioner DONE AND PERFORMED ON OCTOBER 21, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: PEGGY MITCHELL, Secretary
October 23, 2011
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