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Board votes 3-2 not to keep Jenkins; clerk quits with mother-in-law gone

By STEVE BOOHER Messenger & Republican Staff JET – A sign on the front door of the Jet Town Hall indicates the office is "closed 'till further notice," and instructs the public to contact Mayor Blackledge by telephone for "records requests." Ironically, it was "records requests" by Jet resident Paul Blackledge – Jim Blackledge's uncle – that focused recent statewide media attention on Jet's municipal government and may have played a role the resignation of Jet Town Clerk Donna Keller. Keller quit her post last week after town board members voted 3-2 not to renew an annual agreement with the North Central Area Municipal Council (NCAMC). Keller's mother-in-law, Jacquetta Jenkins, served as a "circuit rider municipal consultant" to the town board under the See RECORDS Page 3

By STEVE BOOHER Messenger & Republican Staff JET – After months – some say years – of conflict between differing factions in this community, the sparring reached a critical stage last week at the Jet Town Board meeting, when the town clerk resigned following a split vote not to renew her mother-in-law as a grant-writer and advisor to the board. Town Board members Hershel Kiser, Carolyn Crossette and David Pitt voted against renewing an annual agreement with the North Central Area Municipal Council (NCAMC) and the services of Jacquetta Jenkins at a cost of $5,700. Mayor Jim Blackledge and board member Lindeen Evans voted for the renewal. Jenkins, who helped organize the NCAMC in the late 1980s and has worked with the Jet Town Board ever since, said the council once included

as many as nine small towns, but now provides services for only four – Pond Creek, Carmen, Goltry and Jet. She said her job is that of a "circuit rider municipal consultant." Donna Keller, Jenkins' daughter-in-law and Jet's town clerk, tendered her resignation shortly after the town board declined to renew with the NCAMC. Keller's resignation was effective Friday, July 15. It should be noted that Jenkins' son, Mike Keller, is also employed by the town as its water and sewer superintendent. As of Monday, Mike Keller was still employed by the town. "She (Jenkins) was a grant writer for water and sewer (projects)," said Blackledge, "and an advisor to me personally." He said Jenkins and the NCAMC, through her connections to state and federal government, helped arrange for reSee QUITS Page 3

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County clerk faces felony count By KORINA DOVE Messenger & Republican Staff An investigation that shut down the county clerk’s office in February turned pages Friday when a felony charge was filed against Alfalfa County Clerk Bruce Martin. One count of falsification of records by custodian was charged against Martin in Alfalfa County District Court. The charge stemmed from an investigation initiated by County Commissioner Doug Murrow, who noticed in December 2010 that Martin was altering his own county payroll check to in-

Charged with altering payroll check dicate he was having his wages garnished. According to an affidavit filed by Steve Tanio, investigator for the district attorney’s office, during the months of December 2010 and January and February 2011, Martin withheld almost half of his paycheck, or $750, from his regular monthly payroll check. During the same time period, Martin would issue himself a supplemental

check for the other half of the amount. Murrow said the correct amount of taxes were being deducted from Martin’s payroll checks but the method in which he was dividing his wages is against state law. According to state statute, “Any clerk, register or other officer having the custody of any record, who is guilty of... willfully... altering or falsifying or

unlawfully removing or secreting such record... shall be guilty of a felony...” “I definitely think he abused his authority,” Murrow said. “When you’re a public official, you are trusted with the public’s records, their money and their property and he blatantly violated that trust.” Martin indicated to county officials that his wages were being garnished, according to the

affidavit. Court records, however, were not found to support a court-ordered garnishment, which is required by law. Martin told Tanio that he issued two checks to himself to deposit into two different personal bank accounts. “Martin admitted he did not tell the county treasurer or the county commissioners he was doing this,” Tanio said in his report. Martin was informed of the charge Monday and said Tuesday he cannot comment on the case. His first court appearSee FELONY Page 3

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Arrest adds insult to injury after accident A two-vehicle accident along SH 11 last week resulted in a trip to the hospital for a driver and passenger and the arrest of one driver. Terrence Mathis, 19, of Enid was traveling eastbound just after noon July 12 in a 2003 Dodge Durango when he collided with a 1999 Chevrolet AT&T service truck driven by Rodney Mustard, 46, of Alva. According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Darrin Lancaster, Mustard also was eastbound on SH 11 when he slowed at an intersection about three miles east of Cherokee and attempted to turn left (north) onto a county road. A witness said Mustard slowed the vehicle down and had turned on his turn signal when Mathis decided to pass the service truck. The vehicles collided at the intersection. The AT&T truck See INSULT Page 2

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CHEROKEE EMTs and firefighters work to stabilize victims of a two-vehicle accident that occurred July 12 three miles northeast of Cherokee on SH 11. Helping at the scene (from left) are EMT Ellen Rockenbach and firefighters David Failes, Chad Wilson and Justin Goss.

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Sixty people bowed their head in prayer to ask for rain last Friday.

(Editor's Note: Margaret Dial, escape from the Oklahoma Goss, the Messenger & Repub- State Reformatory in Granite lican's correspondent for Car- on Aug. 30, 1994. men, is a friend and confidant Sometimes other family of both Bobbi Parker and her members or witnesses join him husband, Ranoutside the dy, as they encourtroom. “I am convinced dure the ordeal “I’ve gotten of a trial that Bobbi feared for the to know most could separate safety of Randy and of the people the Parkers for in the courtyears to come. her family and was house,” he Goss offers her convinced that if she said. opinion after Waiting is spending a day tried to run away, they nothing new in Mangum, would be harmed.” for Randy witnessing Parker. He – Margaret Goss waited on his first hand the bond that ties wife for 11 Randy and Bobbi Parker.) years after she was kidnapped at knife-point from their home By MARGARET GOSS in Granite by Dial. Carmen Corespondent Randy maintained a hopeful MANGUM – Randy Parker keeps a lonely vigil in the hall of attitude for her return while the Greer County Courthouse in raising their two daughters, Mangum. He is not allowed to Robbi and Brandi, and serving join his wife, Bobbi Parker, who as deputy warden at Bill Johnis on trial for allegedly helping son Correction Center and later an Oklahoma Department of at William S. Key Correctional See WAITIN’ Page 3 Corrections inmate, Randolph

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City considers surveillance County eyes Extension, Election Board move cameras to thwart crimes By KORINA DOVE Messenger & Republican Staff You could be on “candid camera” if Cherokee City Manager Don Bowman’s plan to install surveillance cameras around town is approved by city commission members. After cleaning up vandalism at Ira A. Hill Park and discovering money and candy were stolen two weeks ago from the municipal swimming pool, Bowman decided it is time to install the cameras at various locations throughout the community. He asked city commission members July 14 to approve those purchases. Bowman said he would like to buy at least 15 cameras, priced at about $1,000 each, to help the city’s two full-time police officers and one part-time officer keep a better eye on the community. Bowman proposed the cameras be placed at the swimming pool and city parks, and also in alleyways and at the schools. The cameras he researched provide a constant stream of video to an Internet site, which stores the surveillance in readily accessible archives for months at a time. Commissioners Diana Williamson, Jack Custer, Donna Irvin and Rachel Hager, along with Mayer Karen Hawkins, did not turn the idea away but asked for more specific pricing and details on the cameras. They tabled the issue until Bowman can bring quotes and specifications. LAND DETAILS UNKNOWN Cherokee resident Travis Cox wants to purchase a piece of city-owned property, but it may require some heavy paperwork. The property is located between 8th and 10th Streets of what is known as the Montgomery Addition. Cox is interested in a portion of the property located behind his house, where he would like to build a garage and shop building. Cox said his neighbor, Brian Wilhite, has been mowing the property for years but is not interested in buying any of it. City Attorney Bryce Kennedy said he believes the property is actually a platted street that was never opened. If that is the case, the property will need to go through proper procedure before being sold. “The law is that if in fact it’s a street or alley or right-of-way, you hold that in trust for the public,” Kennedy said. “The only way it can be transferred ... is if you close the street.” Kennedy said the city will need to notify the public and abutting property owners. The abutting property owners can then file a petition with the court to ask that the street be officially closed and the property transferred to them. The petitioners must notify neighbors and utility companies about the proposal, and if no one objects, the title is transferred to a single person or shared between abutting property owners. Commissioners made no decision but indicated they want to see plat specifications available at the courthouse. After reviewing the plat, the issue will be placed back on the agenda. OTHER AGENDA ITEMS Commissioners turned down a proposal from Dean Stands of Evans Stands Insurance of Cherokee to provide insurance for the city. Commissioners decided at the June 23 meeting to use a state insurance policy that saves the city $4,000 a year. Commissioners revisited the issue of four dilapidated properties on Massachusetts Avenue maintained by Bill and Carla Sanborn. Bowman said citations have been issued on three of four unkempt properties. Neighbors attended the meeting and said no attempts have been made to clean up the properties since tempers flared about the mess during the June 23 commission meeting. Bowman said the city will continue to issue citations until the properties are cleaned up.

By KORINA DOVE Messenger & Republican Staff Relocating the Alfalfa County Extension Office and Election Board Office may free up some much-needed space in the courthouse for the sheriff ’s office while also utilizing a county-owned building that no one seems to be able to afford to buy. The proposition of moving the two offices to the former Great Salt Plains Health Clinic building on Ohio Street attracted several officials to Monday’s regular Alfalfa County Commission meeting. Election Board Secretary Kelly Stein celebrated the possibility of the move, indicating that extra space in the clinic building would eliminate the cramped quarters in her existing office on the second floor of the courthouse. “We’re very excited about it,” Stein said. “It would be a great move for us.” Extension Office Director Tommy Puffinbarger also supported the move. “If it will help out several county offices, we’re willing to move somewhere,” Puffinbarger said. He added, however, that a building scheduled for construction at the Alfalfa County Fairgrounds would better suit the extension office’s needs. “There’s really no meeting room in (the clinic building),” Puffinbarger said. “I’d still love to be at the fairgrounds... but we just want to get along with every-

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Continued from Page 1 came to rest in the highway and was moved off the road. The Durango came to rest in the ditch north of the accident scene. Mathis and passenger, Joshua Taylor, 20, of Oklahoma City were taken by Alfalfa County Ambulance to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid where they were treated and released. Mustard was assessed by emergency medical technicians at the scene and was released with no injuries. Lancaster said Mathis’ condition was apparently normal, but he was driving on a suspended license. Mathis was issued a cita-

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one.” Stein said if she had the option of moving her office to the fairgrounds or the clinic building, she would choose the clinic. Commissioners put the building up for bid in May but a single bid, submitted by Duane Waugh of Cherokee, did not meet the required 80 percent of the $95,000 appraisal value. The required minimum bid would have had to have been $76,000. Waugh submitted a bid of $40,000 and said during the meeting he would go as high as $50,000. Murrow said the clinic building is basically ready to accommodate the election board and extension offices but might require some minor fixing up, such as painting. Commissioners plan to gather more information from each office involved and discuss the matter in a future meeting. ELEVATOR STUCK AGAIN Commissioners voted to spend $49,578 to fix the courthouse elevator, which has not worked for more than a few days since Jan. 31. American Elevator of Oklahoma City will make repairs during the next two weeks. The company already charged the county $7,000 for repairs, which did not correct a leaky seal that was thought to be the culprit. “And they’re sure this will fix it?” Commissioner Chad Roach asked. “I just want it fixed. It’s went on way too long.”

Murrow said according to specifications submitted by the company, the repairs should work. Otis Elevator of Oklahoma City submitted a bid of $74,484 for the same type of work. Commissioners assigned Diana Phillips as safety director and first deputy emergency management director. Commissioners also hired Grant Essentials of Braman for $2,900 as grant administrator for a project that will bring the courthouse into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The county received a Community Development Block Grant earlier this year for $38,000 to con-

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QUITS Continued from Page 1 duced fees for safety training for member towns. "She's the who's who for everybody," said Blackledge. "I've known her for a long time." The mayor said those who opposed renewing the NCAMC agreement gave no reason for their opposition and there was no discussion about how Keller might be replaced. He said rumors that Keller had "locked up" the city computer and would not provide passwords or other information are false. "The computers are not locked up," he said. "She handed the keys over to me and walked away. You can get into the computer if you have the training." Keller could not be interviewed for this story, but Jenkins said to get into the computer an operator must have "Red Flag" training. She said it's a requirement imposed by state and federal officials to guard against identity theft. Jenkins said her daughterin-law resigned because of "all this turmoil going on. The DA (district attorney) was over here (at meetings) seven out of nine months (at the request of a small group of people). "Who's she (Keller) going to call (for advice) if not me? We don't have a city attorney on retainer. She put up with it for as long as she could." Jenkins said she's been able to save "communities from around this area thousands and thousands of dollars. It's all documented." "We've got a group of people in Jet... well, every little town has its thing. It's pathetic." She said the mayor has the authority to hire "whoever he wants to, but they still have to be comfirmed by the board." Jenkins said she suggested Goltry Town Clerk Mary Page, who has Red Flag training. Jenkins said board member Carolyn Crossette has been "listening to what she's being told by (Larry Tipps) at NODA (Northern Oklahoma Development Authority) in Enid." She said Crossette has told her attorney Bryce Kennedy of Enid – who serves as city attorney for several communities, including Cherokee – was advising Crossette, "but I don't believe that." Crossette said Monday she

"just wants to do things right." She explained that she, Pitt and Kiser feel like they "voted the right way." Town employees, said Crossettee, have not always been courteous to citizens. Prior to last spring's town board election, at a question and answer session, candidates signed pledges to adhere to the Freedom of Information Act. However, she feels Mayor Blackledge and Jenkins have ignored their commitment to open records by not providing Paul Blackledge the informa-

sette. "We found a lady more than qualified to be our town clerk, but Jim (Blackledge) says 'no,' because she doesn't have Red Flag training. "I'm just trying to do the best I can and keep the town fiscally sound. We have to fight to survive and watch our money." Crossette said her vote against renewing the NCAMC agreement was not a "vendetta," but "simply an economic situation." "She's (Jenkins) offended some people at (town board) meetings," explained Crossette.

Randy and Bobbi were married in 1982. They met while students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva. They have both worked for the DOC at various sites, though Bobbi had to put her career aside when he became deputy warden at Granite, as DOC rules and regulations do not allow one spouse to supervise the other. While waiting and hoping for Bobbi’s return, Randy and the girls moved “home” to Carmen. The girls attended Alva schools and Randy worked at Bill Johnson in Alva. The family tried to keep someone living “at home” in the event Bobbi returned home or tried to contact family. They continue to own a home in the Carmen area. Their children, Robbi and Brandi, were 10 and 8 when their mother was kidnapped. They have completed their college education and have successful careers. They are beautiful young women, who have overcome much heartbreak and emotional stress while wondering what happened to their mother during those 11 years. They missed their mother deeply. Their strength, faith and courage helped them set high goals for themselves. Now reunited with their mother, they chat daily and have redeveloped a bond that is amazing. They want this ordeal to be over and to be able to enjoy their

mother and father without the cloud of anxiety and worry hovering over the family. Love truly waits in the courthouse in Mangum. Randy waited 11 years for the return of his companion and has waited another six years while the legal system has held his family in limbo. The family hopes to put this nightmare behind them and move forward. There is a popular Brad Paisley song, “Waitin’ on a Woman,” that describes how men sometimes have to wait for their women. It aptly describes Randy, who also spends his time waiting on a woman!

WAITIN’ Continued from Page 1 Center in Fort Supply. He has waited six more years for the legal process that he hopes will set his wife free from charges of aiding an inmate to escape. She could face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty. Randy, Bobbi and family members have relocated to Granite during the trial. Randy continues to work for the Department of Corrections but has put his career on hold during the trial. Randy’s mother, Nina Coulter, also keeps watch inside the courtroom. Her husband, Chuck Coulter, a pastor, also watches the proceedings when he is able. Randy’s father and step-mother, Jerry and Donna, have also relocated to the area to help support the family during the trial. Other family members attend the trial or wait with Randy as time and career obligations allow. A very strong family bond of love and faith is evident as they show their support and belief in her innocence during this ordeal. During the years that Randy struggled to raise his daughters without their mother, he often wrote children’s stories for the girls. He now writes stories for their two granddaughters. He also enjoys reading historical novels and the study of history. Randy's support and encouragement for Bobbi is obvious. His dry sense of humor makes Bobbi smile and laugh. He is very calm and has a sweet spirit that puts one at ease.

RECORDS Continued from Page 1 NCAMC agreement. Paul Blackledge has made numerous attempts under Oklahoma's Open Meetings and Open Records Act to get Jet officials to email him meeting agendas, minutes and town ordinances. Blackledge said he wanted to place the records on a web site to help inform other Jet citizens. He was rebuffed again and again, and Jenkins told the Messenger & Republican Monday afternoon that "if we did it for him, we'd have to do it for everyone." Freedom of Information Oklahoma (FOIO) members and Joey Senat, associate professor at OSU's School of Media and Strategic Communications, pressured Jet officials and Enid attorney Bill Shaw, who represents the Town of Jet, to provide the records electronically. While the records haven't been forthcoming, Jenkins said Shaw did tell the board – following the confrontation with FOIO

tion he's asked for. She said Jenkins and Jim Blackledge have not been forthcoming in dealing with a Jet resident who bought property from the town, but then discovered the quit claim deed had not been filed with the county clerk. At a recent meeting, Crossette said Blackledge "got real smart" with the woman and told her it was "her responsibility to make sure the quit claim deed was correct." "Nothing's been going through the board," said Cros-

– that 25-cents is the maximum that it can be charged for copies of records. Apparently, a notice inside the Town Hall indicated it would charge 50-cents for legal-size copies. The back-and-forth between Paul Blackledge and the Jet Town Board has been simmering for at least three years. "(Paul) Blackledge has been trying to get us to do what he wants done," said Jenkins. "It's not good for a little town like this to have all that (controversy)." Blackledge acknowledged Jenkins' contributions to Jet. "I think Jacquetta did an awful lot," he said. He added that he hoped water and sewer superintendent Mike Keller, Donna's husband and Jenkins' son, doesn't quit.

(Reporter’s note: I have known the Parkers about 25 years. I attended the trial in Mangum on Thursday, July 14, and was touched by the site of Randy waiting in the dark lobby outside the courtroom. He has maintained his watch every day since the trial began, but it has to be from outside the courtroom. He is not allowed inside, as he is a witness. He accompanies Bobbi to court, is able to visit with her during breaks and then escorts her out each afternoon. The Parkers share a devotion to each other that knows no bounds. I am convinced that Bobbi feared for the safety of Randy and her family and she was convinced that if she tried to run away, they would be harmed. In today’s world when many would think only of themselves, Bobbi lived in captivity for 11 years to save her family!)

FELONY Continued from Page 1 ance was scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday in Alfalfa County District Court. “Basically, he just goes in front of the judge and the judge informs him of his charges,” Tanio said. Although Martin will appear in Alfalfa County District Court, the case has been assigned to Woodward County Assistant District Attorney Susan K. Meinders, who was unavailable for comment and did not return a phone call by press time. A spokeswoman in the Woodward County District Attorney’s Office said future court hearings will more than likely take place in Alfalfa County. Martin was not arrested but is expected to book himself in with the Alfalfa County Sheriff ’s Department following his initial court appearance. “There wasn’t an arrest warrant issued because he’s a lifelong resident of Alfalfa County

and an elected official,” Tanio said. He also said Martin indicated to him that he will retain an attorney. Maximum penalty for the crime, if convicted, is up to five years in a state penitentiary and forfeiture of office.

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"I'd like to see more 'calmness' (from town employees)." Crossette did confirm that she'd like the board to hire Kennedy as city attorney. As for Donna Keller, Crossette said, "I feel like Donna was doing a good job. Mike (Keller) is Jacquetta's son (and Donna's husband). I hope he doesn't re-

sign." Kiser told the Messenger & Republican, "I think right now I'm going to say 'no comment' until we get some things situated." However, he did say, "I felt like something had to be done." Attempts to contact David Pitt for comment before press time were unsuccessful.

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Power of prayer, voices of the few "The LORD said to Gideon, 'the people who are with you are too many for me to give Midian into their hands, for Israel would become boastful saying, ‘My own power has delivered me.’” – Judges 7:2 About 60 residents from around Alfalfa County gathered at the Fairgrounds Exhibit Building Friday evening to pray as one – for rain. Burlington's Church of Christ got the ball rolling on this effort to ask for divine intervention to the worst drought to hit this area of the state since the Dust Bowl. Although small in number (organizers had hoped for 300 or more), several churches from throughout the county were represented by their parishioners. At the conclusion of the prayer session – where nearly a dozen people walked to the front of the room to offer up their personal plea – a member of the Burlington church's congregation, Loren Rieger, led a group prayer and offered up his opinion on the turnout based upon the Bible's story of Gideon's battle against the Midianites. According to Judges, Chapter 7, Verse 2, God’s people are oppressed and so they call out to God for a deliverer, a typical pattern in Judges. God calls on Gideon to defeat the Midianites, who number more than 30,000. However, before there is a confrontation of armies, God decreases Gideon’s army drastically. At first there are approximately 32,000 soldiers ready for battle. So, God through Gideon allows anyone who is scared to go home. Twenty-two thousand leave and 10,000 remain. But God once again tells Gideon that the number is too large. So, God sends more people away. Joshua leads these men to a body of water and those who lap water with their hands are allowed to stay and those who drink like dogs are turned away. In the end, there are only 300 people left for what must seem like a suicide mission. Why does God do it? The answer is obvious, so that God will receive glory and man will not boast of the victory to follow. So, the 60 believers who prayed for about an hour in a warm room at the fairgrounds, reasoned Rieger, shouldn't despair at their few in number but should instead regale in their attempt to attempt something only God can do – bring rain. Foolish? Impossible? Not to true believers and that describes the 60 folks lifting their voice in prayer Friday. There was no rain Friday night, nor on Saturday, Sunday or Monday. But the weather forecasters are giving the area a slight chance early next week. We'll keep our eyes out for clouds, keep our fingers crossed and keep our thoughts on Judges 7:2 as we struggle to cope with day after day of 100-degree heat. Steve Booher Publisher

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Those who have reaped most must share to fix budget fairly By CHUCK HASSEBROOK Center for Rural Affairs The nation’s 400 richest people have more combined wealth than the 80 million American households that comprise the heart of the middle class plus every American with less. Wealth is more concentrated in a few hands than ever before. Those who have reaped most of the recent economic gains must share the sacrifice if we are to fix the federal budget deficit fairly. Many are willing to do their part to make America strong. Four factors have ballooned the deficit. We fought two wars without paying for them. Instead, we cut federal taxes. The big entitlement programs (Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security) are growing rapidly and projected to run long-term deficits. And the recession reduced tax revenues, while prompting new stimulus spending. To fix the deficit, we must reduce the growth in entitlement programs. Cuts should focus on higher-income beneficiaries, while

sparing the benefits of modest income working families and the poor. Measures to restrain ballooning health care costs are critical. Last year’s Affordable Care Act includes pilot programs to replace insurance incentives for expensive treatments with incentives for cost effective care. But more is needed. Rolling back tax cuts for high-income taxpayers is necessary and fair. One hundred thousand American troops serve overseas and 6,000 have died. Is it really unreasonable to ask those who can afford it to help pay for the wars by giving up their tax cuts? America will be strongest if we reduce the deficit in ways that keep wealth and opportunity in many hands. (The Center for Rural Affairs was established in 1973 as an unaffiliated nonprofit corporation under IRS code 501(c)3. The Center for Rural Affairs was formed by rural Nebraskans concerned about family farms and rural communities, and we work to strengthen small businesses, family farms and ranches, and rural communities.)

Loss of highway funds may cost Oklahoma as many as 7,600 jobs – From the Tulsa World Just as Oklahoma has begun making some significant progress on its battered roads and bridges, the state faces the loss of about a third of its federal transportation funding. That's no way to run a highway system. A measure that is expected to be introduced in the U.S. House would slash Oklahoma's funding from more than $600 million to about $384 million. If the measure becomes law, it could lead to the loss of nearly 7,600 jobs, according to figures released by the Senate. Two key senators, including U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., said the House proposal would reduce total federal transportation funding by $12 billion. Inhofe, who is the ranking Republican on the Senate Public Works Committee, didn't feel the Senate approach on transportation would be able to maintain current funding levels. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., chairwoman of that committee, expressed more optimism the Senate could retain current funding levels, but

she still conceded that expected funding would be $12 billion short. "We are at a critical moment today when it comes to our nation's infrastructure," Boxer said. "The current surface transportation (law) expires on Sept. 30 and Congress must decide in the coming days which path to choose: protect jobs and put people to work, or throw hundreds of thousands of people out of work in a sector that has suffered enormously during the recession." For decades, Oklahoma's transportation system has regularly ranked as one of the most beleaguered in the country. But in the past decade, an aggressive improvements program made possible by some dedicated state funding, in addition to federal monies, has brought about significant progress. A recently unveiled eightyear plan promised even more improvements. But this is the era of bringing down government spending, and the consequence of that will be bringing down the nation's infrastructure, as well.

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Back and forth. One side criticizing the other. Nothing accomplished, all for a lack of compromise... even the spirit of compromise. Thus go the talks between President Obama and Republican leaders in both houses of Congress as they attempt to avoid something hard to imagine – the United States defaulting on its debts. Anyone who believes the president hasn’t compromised need only ask his Democrat base, which decries Obama’s willingness to accept cuts – no matter how small – in treasured programs like Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid. But Republicans – particularly the far Right Tea Party brand – refuse to budge on even a slight tax hike for the nation’s wealthiest citizens. Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, who might lose his job as Speaker of the House should he dare do what his position calls for – compromise – appears more interested in maintaining his power than in doing what’s right for the country. Never mind that the Bush tax cuts account for half the country’s deficit, or that America’s tax rates are the lowest they’ve been in 60 years. By all means, don’t let the facts get in the way of reducing tax loopholes that have made the rich more wealthy and distanced the gap between the very rich and the rest of the country. The middle class is shrinking and Republicans are willing to risk their standing with the American people to keep it that way. Eighty percent – that’s right, 80 percent – of Americans believe it’s time to let the millionaires and billionaires give up just a fraction of their wealth for the good of the country. Polls be damned, say the Far Right. Many of their number – not all, mind you – actually prefer the country go into default and believe the results would not be catastrophic. They defy the warning from every credible economist in the United States, who warn that the deficit will climb even higher if we default. Then there is the fringe, who believe it helps their cause if the economy remains in the tank heading into an election year. The more catastrophes the better, they argue, increase their chances of getting rid of Barack Obama. Most of this group suffer from paranoia and still believe Obama is a Muslim, wasn’t born an American and is the anti-Christ. How pathetic! The debt ceiling was raised a half dozen times under George Bush. Maybe there should have been at least a whimper, but Republicans and Democrats alike had a war to pay for. This country can debate to its heart’s content about how and when its deficit should be lowered, but only after first making sure we don’t do more harm by defaulting on our debts. Let’s hope the Oklahoma congressional delegation stops playing politics long enough to assure we don’t become deadbeat borrowers.

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Lifestyles

Farmerettes’ projects place at Oklahoma State Fair Farmerettes OHCE met July 7 in the Civic Room at the Alfalfa County Courthouse. President Nancy Lambert called the meeting to order, led the flag salute and gave the devotion on “Adversity Should Never Get You Down, Except on Your Knees.” Terri Woods read the minutes of the June meeting and gave the treasurer’s report. Thank you notes were read from the After-Prom Committee and Lambert. The blood drive won first place, Culture Arts won second place for “Remember When,” and the flower show won third place at the Oklahoma State Fair for outstanding projects for 2010. It was voted and approved

Cool off at Carmen Library, also attend Sundae Social By MARGARET GOSS

for the Farmerettes to serve the food at the Turnip Festival Nov. 5 and also furnish the desserts. Lambert and Marguerite McMurtrey attended the State OHCE meeting July 10-12. The blood drive held June 16 registered 84 donors. The next blood drive will be Nov. 3. Discussion was also held on the State Fair for Sept. 7-9. The meeting was adjourned and refreshments were served to members Lambert and Faith, Loretta Sharp, Lois Walker, Woods, Sharon LaRue, Pauline Trissell, Dana Wimpee and Gina, McMurtrey and Tammi Cotton. Wimpee won the door prize. Winona Puffinbarger will host the Aug. 4 meeting in the Civic Room and will give the lesson.

Carmen Correspondent CARMEN – Carmen Library Board will hold a “Sundae Social” Aug. 27. If you need a place to stay cool, visit the Carmen Library. Spots are available for reading. Mary Inez and Neal Hoffman have donated a keyboard to the city library. It is appreciated. HERE AND THERE Harvey and Leslie Curry have been at Canton Lake. Mary and Doug Green spent last weekend in Oklahoma City with Casey and Brandi and family. Richard and Mary Lou McElhattan have been in Pennsylvania visiting family and friends. Marvin and Cheryl Percival of Oxford, Kan., Judy and Darole Mott of Tulsa and Ron and Leota Mott spent the weekend in Carmen. Rennie Ann Jones and Terry Ward were here last week to at-

Secrest reunion held in Alva Secrest Reunion was held July, 10, 2011 in Alva at the Alva Elks Lodge. Those present were Jim & Barbara Jett, Jet, Jim Case, Teresa Kincade, Tara Drake, Connie Baker, Allen Walker & Karen Polly, Wichita, Kan., Christy Long, Haysville, Kan., Jerry & Carol Herren, Nevada, Mo., Dale & Marty Herren& Aubrey,

Bronaugh, Mo., Rebecca Head, Nickerson, Kan., Bob & Virginia Embrey, Covina, Calif., Neva Vaughan & Sharon Shepard, Springdale, Ark., Mary Jane Pollard, Alexandra, Ark., Greg Snider, Buffalo, Pam & Nicole Watkins, Kayla Shiplet, Harley & Michael, Grace Terwort, & Saundra Boyd, Alva, and Eva Mae Stout, Cherokee.

New arrivals to the county JOPLIN DAY Joplin Day was born June 30 in Enid to Cara and Nick Bradt and weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are Janet and Greg Sheik and Charlene Bradt and the late Myron Bradt. Greatgrandparents are Don and Katie Simpson of Carmen.

Quinn Alice Ream Payton and Trig Ream announce the birth of a sister, Quinn Alice Ream, born at 2:01 p.m. June 29 at Integris Bass Baptist Hospital in Enid. Quinn weighed 8.7 pounds and was 21.5 inches long. Parents are Aaron and Shanna Ream of Cherokee. Paternal grandparents are Luke and Sue Ream, Cherokee, and Donna Johnston, Cherokee. Maternal grandparents are Danny and Donna Whetstone and Mark Kneeland, all of Hooker.

Emily Rose Carter Emily Rose Carter was born at 3:09 a.m. to Austin and Cheyenne Carter June 27 in Enid. Emily weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are Leroy and Tammy Williams and Traci and Doug White.

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Ferrell and Maxson to marry Bo Ferrell and Megan Maxson will marry at 5 p.m. Aug. 27, 2011, at the First Christian Church in Miami. Minister Leon Weece will officiate. Ferrell is the son of Mickey and Sheila Ferrell of Burlington. Grandparents are Ruth Ferrell, Burlington and the late Bill Ferrell, Margaret Thompson, Alva and the late James Thompson. He received an Agribusiness degree in 2005 from Oklahoma State University. He is a landman in the oil and gas industry as well as a farmer and rancher. Maxson is the daughter of Rockne Maxson and Judy Crawford of Miami. Grandparents are

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Beta Sigma Phi Sorority meets at Station Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held its June meeting at the Cherokee Station. Members present were Wilda Flaming, Joan McDaniel, Marian Goodwin, Donna Wessels, Barbara Wessels, Evelyn Stout, Ruth Polson and Trudy Lancaster. The July meeting was also held at the Cherokee Station. A memorial book was signed by national and local members and presented to Orla Wilber in memory of her mother, Ruby Cormack. Members present were Flaming, McDaniel, Polson, Stout, Goodwin and Lancaster.

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Betty Buzzard-Wright, Quapaw and the late Albert “Buzz” Buzzard, and the late Wauyaugh and Ruth Maxson of Welch. She received her degree in Human Development and Family Sciences in 2008 from Oklahoma State University. She is the Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Extension Agent for K-State Research and Extension in Harper County in Anthony, Kan. She was formerly an OSU Extension Agent in Nowata County. The couple will make their home in Byron.

tend the funeral for their uncle, Pete Ward. Bob and Sharon Knoll and Kenzie Craine of Plano, Texas were here last weekend. Bob and Kenzie are conducting a basketball camp in Coldwater, Kan. Sharon remains visiting her mother, Orpha Goss. Methodist Church dinner Chicken dinner served on Tuesdays by the Methodist Church will not be served during August. Condolences Sympathy is extended to Debbie Stoner for the loss of her father, Gerold Parker of Cherokee. Condolences to the family of Jim Rich. Jim’s services will be held at 10 a.m. today in Blanchard. Get well wishes J.D. Tyrrell has returned home following heart surgery in Oklahoma City. Get well wishes to Jean Hughes.

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Funerals

Dwight William “Bill” Hughey Celebration of Life service for Dwight William “Bill” Hughey, 96, was at 10 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2011, at First Christian Church in Cherokee. Dr. Ron Hansen officiated. Burial followed at Cherokee Municipal Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Cherokee. www.lanmanmemorials.com. Dwight William “Bill” Hughey passed away July 13, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born June 12, 1915, in Ingersoll to Duff and Pearl George Hughey. He grew up on a nearby farm and was a lifelong resident of Alfalfa County. Bill graduated from Cherokee High School in 1934. He was a longtime member and deacon emeritus of the First Christian Church of Cherokee. He also served on their Board of Trustees. On Oct. 19, 1940, he married Rena Rodgers also of Cherokee. To this union was born his beloved daughter, Coleen Sue. During World War II, Bill served as a Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Corps, stationed in several locations, including Puerto Rico. During his civilian career, he owned a Mobil

CHEROKEE CHURCHES First United Methodist Pastors: Paul Calkin Jeni Markham Clewell Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:45 a.m. CHUMYouth Classes: 6:30 p.m. Wed. Evening Choir Chime:6:30 Choir Practice: 7:30 p.m. New Life Assembly of God Interim Pastor: Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Bible Study & Prayer: 6:30 p.m. Wed. Prayer & Bible Study: 7p.m. Prayer line: (580) 596-2155 Bethel Baptist Church Pastor: Rev. Ed Jones Sunday School: 10 a.m. Morning Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday Youth: 7 p.m. Adult Bible Study, Wed.: 7 p.m. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Pastor: Dr. Ron Hansen Youth Minister: Barbara James Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:50 a.m. Youth Meet: 5:30 p.m. KREJ Radio Wed: 8:20, 12:55, 5:25 First Baptist Church Pastor: Tom Cooksey Assoc. Pastor: Brandon Holloway Morning Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Discipleship Training: 6 p.m. Evening Worship: 7 p.m. Wednesday Prayer: 7 p.m. St. Cornelius Catholic Church Pastor: Father Lawrence Mass Every Sunday: 11:15 a.m. Friends Church Pastor: Joe Woods Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:45 a.m.

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Service Station and later was a Mobil Oil consignee and owned an LPG supply company, as well as working for Wilber Fertilizer Company. He also served as Alfalfa County Commissioner. He was a Mason for over 60 years. After the death of his cherished Rena, he was favored to find a second love and married Adah Pauline Ashmore on March 19, 1995. Bill was a kind and true gentleman, loved by all. He was everyone’s favorite uncle. In turn, he treasured his family and friends. He loved Alfalfa County and enjoyed following Oklahoma State University Cowboy athletics. As their beloved “D-dad,” he was able to attend his grandson’s wedding in Jamaica in 2007, and his granddaughter’s wedding reception in early June 2011. He celebrated his 96th birthday June 12 of this year. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his wives; and his three brothers, Dale, George and Jim Hughey. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Coleen and Charlie Alward, Oklahoma City; granddaughter, Erin DeSpain and husband, Jeff, Oklahoma City; grandson, Trey Alward and wife, Suzanne, Sapulpa; step-daughter, Barbara Wessels and husband, Don, Cherokee; step-grandchildren, Jerry Wessels and wife, Shandee, Ladonna Wessels and Laura Wade and husband, Wynn, all of Cherokee. He is also survived by countless loving nieces and nephews and other family and friends. Memorials may be given to the church through the funeral home. (paid) Loretta Dell Patton Funeral service for Loretta Dell Patton, 84, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at First Christian Church in Cherokee with Dr. Ron Hansen officiating. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday with the family present from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Living Vine Community Church Pastors: Matthew & Tamara Yoder Sun.Worship: 10 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Bible Study: 7 p.m. Men’s: 2nd & 4th Mon. Women’s: 2nd & 4th Wed. BURLINGTON CHURCHES Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Pastor: Dr. Richard Duckworth Church School: 10 a.m. Worship: 11 a.m. Church of Christ Riverside Preacher: Jeffrey Keele Sunday School: 10 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:50 a.m. Evening Worship: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Service: 7:00 p.m.

at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Cherokee Municipal Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Cherokee. www.lanmanmemorials.com Loretta was born Feb. 11, 1927, in Kiowa, Kan. to Rowland A. and Freda Jane Woodrich Maddox and died July 16, 2011 at her home in Langley. She married Ross Benton Patton Oct. 15, 1947, at First Christian Church in Cherokee. In 1957 they moved to Argonia, Kan. In 1975, they returned to Cherokee. They farmed and ranched in Oklahoma and Kansas. After Ben’s death in 2006, Loretta moved to Langley to live with her daughter, Martha. She was a member of First Christian Church in Langley and former member of First Christian Church in Cherokee. She was a member of Alfalfa County Home Extension. She served as State President of Farmerettes and President of CWF in Cherokee. Survivors include her children, Martha D. Marshall of Langley, David B. Patton of Vienna, Mo. and Tammy J. Mathews of Sapulpa; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and brother, Rowland Maddox of California. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben; her parents; and sister, Lawanda Sawyer. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Midway Sunday School Class, First Christian Church, Cherokee through the funeral home or through Langley Women’s Christian Fellowship – Kitchen Fund %First Christian Church, P.O. Box 430, Langley, OK 74350. Carlotta Williams ENID – A memorial service for Carlotta Williams, 71, of Enid, was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011, in Anderson-Burris Chapel. Cremation arrangements were under direction of Anderson-Burris Funeral Home

and Crematory. Carlotta was born June 7, 1940, in Kaw City to Edmond and Lottie (Caryle) Bain and died July 15, 2011, at her home. She grew up in the Pond Creek and Lamont area and graduated from Pond Creek High School. On June 9, 1968, she married Kenneth Williams in Pond Creek. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Aline. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenny; daughter, Sharon Crawford; and stepson, Terry Williams. She is survived by children, Kimberly Simpson, of Willits, Calif., Patricia Long, Kathryn Smith, all of Enid, Rex Crawford of Walsh, Colo., Duane Crawford of Tushka; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eddie Bain and Terry Bain; and three sisters, Margaret Meyers, Kathryn Newman, Barbara Baker. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to OMRF, Cancer or Carter Hospice. Condolences may be made online at www.andersonburris. com. Clarence Wayman GOLTRY — Memorial service for Clarence Wayman will be at a later date. Clarence was born Sept. 24, 1919, near Goltry to Jesse and Mildred Secord Wayman and died July 15, 2011, at his home in Goltry. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Helena. Garold Parker Graveside service for Garold Parker, 78, was at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. Charles Daub officiated. Arrangements were by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc, Cherokee. www.lanmanmemorials.com. Garold was born to Frank and Marie Stark Parker, May 17, 1933, in Avard and died July 13, 2011, in Enid.

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GOLTRY CHURCHES St. Michael’s Catholic Church Pastor: Father Larry Kowalski Sun. Morning Mass: 7:30 a.m. Except for Special Occasions Community Bible Church Pastor: Bryan Baldwin Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:45 a.m.

JET CHURCHES Nazarene Church Pastor: Dean Holt Worship Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:45 a.m.

Helena United Methodist Pastor: Joel Thompson Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. Youth Group: 6 p.m.

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New Covenant Fellowship Pastor: Dale Cummins Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship: 6:00 p.m. Wed. Yth Grp, Bible Study: 7 p.m.

BYRON CHURCH Ridin’ 4 Him Cowboy Church Sunday Learnin’: 9:00 a.m. Sunday Preachin’: 10:00 a.m. Communion 1st Sun. of Month Fellowship Potluck 1st Sun./Mo.

Nazarene Church Pastor: Dean Holt Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship: 11 a.m. Evening Worship: 7 p.m. Wednesday Service: 7:30 p.m.

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DRIFTWOOD CHURCH Driftwood Christian Minister: Greg Schmidt Bible School: 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:45 a.m.

Church of Christ Pastor: Bill Springer Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship: 5:30 p.m.

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Zoar Mennonite Pastor: Gary Eastin Sunday School: 9:40 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:40 a.m. Sun & Wed Evening Serv: 6 p.m.

HELENA CHURCHES First Christian Church Pastor: Jay Drawbridge Wednesday Bible: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:20 a.m.

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He married Marilyn Garner, Feb. 22, 1953, in Waynoka. He worked for the State of Oklahoma as a heavy equipment operator for 13 years, then moving to Alfalfa County Feeders for 13 years. He also custom harvested with a family crew for six years. He then worked for Caruthers Construction for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Cherokee; four children, Darrell Parker of Cherokee, Dale Parker of Cherokee, Debbie Stoner of Carmen and Donnie Parker of Cherokee; 10 grandchildren; nineteen greatgrandchildren; and two sisters, Golda Lyon of Cherokee and Letha Ellison of Stark City, Mo. He was preceded in death by brothers, Dean and Elmer Parker; and sister, Alta Dannar. Memorials may be given to Relay for Life through the funeral home. Mary Hammans WOODWARD — Funeral for Mary Hammans, 70, of Woodward, was at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2011, at Billings Funeral Home Chapel, Woodward. Her son Daniel Dewayne Hammans officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, Woodward. Mary was born July 21, 1940, in Major County to Orville Franklin and Dora Marie (Thomas) Farrand and died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at her home. Surviving are husband, George of the home; daughter, Rosemary Butler of Hydro; sons, Daniel Hammans of Quinlan and Simeon Samuel and Michael Hammans, both of Woodward; sister, Carol Guffy; brothers, Archie Farrand, John Farrand, Gene Farrand and Everett Farrand; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Virgil Harrison Geisler ALVA – The funeral for Virgil Harrison Geisler, 88, Alva, was at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Wharton Funeral Chapel. Elder Jonathan Fitch officiated. Burial was in Alva

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Wheatheart Nutrition Lists Menu Menu is subject to change due to availability of foods. Monday, July 25 - Chicken enchiladas, buttered peas, fiesta rice, Mexican cornbread, banana pudding. Tuesday, July 26 - Chuck wagon steak with gravy, blackeyed peas, mashed potatoes, cornmeal roll, fresh fruit. Wednesday, July 27 Chef salad, glorified rice, crackers, cinnamon roll. Thursday, July 28 - Italian meatloaf, macaroni and tomatoes, cole slaw, oatmeal roll, chocolate cake. Friday, July 29 - Closed. For reservation, call 580596-2792 Cherokee, or 580852-3248 Helena, by noon the day before.

Fellowship & Communion last Sunday of the month Jet United Methodist Church Pastor: Mary Irby Sunday School: 10 a.m. Morning Worship: 11 a.m. UMW: Every 3rd Wed. 7 p.m. CARMEN CHURCHES Carmen Christian Church Pastor: Kirk Board Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service: 10:30 a.m. Carmen United Methodist Pastor: John Bizzell Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m. Assembly of God Pastor: Rev. Mike Wiles Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Carmen Baptist Church Pastor: Jerry Stafford Morning Worship: 9:30 a.m. ALINE CHURCHES United Methodist Church Pastor: Rachel Parrott Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:45 a.m. Bible Study: 5:00 p.m. Pleasant Plain Church of the Brethren Pastor: Elsie Koehn Sunday School: 10 a.m. Morning Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday Eve Service: 7:30 p.m. 3rd Sunday Fellowship following Church Service First Christian Church Pastor: Polly Young Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. Youth Group: 4 p.m. CYF: 5 p.m. Wildwood Chapel River RoadNon-Denominational Sunday: 830 p.m.

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Municipal Cemetery. He was born Feb. 1, 1923, near Dacoma, to Yrinda Virginia (Smith) and Harrison Franklin Geisler and died Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Alva Share Medical Center. He married Gladyce Herrmann Aug. 9, 1947, in Cherokee. He was preceded in death by four sisters. Surviving are his wife, Gladyce, of the home; his daughter Sherry Marie McGee of Fort Worth, Texas; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Condolences may be made online at www.whartonfuneralchapel.com.

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ABOUT 60 county residents gather Friday, July 15, at the county Fairgrounds Exhibit Building to pray for a drought-ending rain. Burlington resident Wayne Prewett

was one of several to pray for precipitation. Burlington’s Church of Christ organized the event.

Cherokee BOE okays raise for principal Ellis recounts history of lemon lawnmower, board considers trade-in By KORINA DOVE Messenger & Republican Staff About the only thing Cherokee Public Schools will be cutting with its new lawnmower is the relationship with the company that sold it. During a special July 12 meeting, Cherokee Superintendent Cory Ellis told board of education members that a new mower bought in April for about $9,000 from Rother Bros. Inc. in Fairview is kaput. “Lately, since I’ve come on campus in June, it’s been broken down every week,” Ellis said. Belts are breaking left and right, and bolts have fallen off the deck. “Bob (Kramer, lawn superintendent) hit me up last week and said it was smoking,” Ellis said. The new superintendent even went so far as to take the mower out for a spin himself. “Monday I did two and a half passes at the baseball field,” Ellis said. “It smoked twice when I got into heavy grass, and the last time, the bearing broke.” He said after a few attempts, he finally reached a representative from Rother Bros., and the company sent someone out to look at the mower. “They came and got it Wednesday and brought it back Wednesday,” Ellis said. “Since that time, two wheels have fallen off and belts have fallen off.” He mentioned trading the mower in to a John Deere dealer in Enid to board members Cheryl Washburn, T.J. Allison, Amber Wilhite and Daylon Caruthers. Ken Girty was absent. “I talked to them today, and they can beat (the state contract price) by $200, … and they can come in at $7,300,” Ellis said. “We do need a mower, and the longer the mower’s sitting there, the grass at the football field is getting higher and higher.” Ellis said Tuesday that Kramer will keep the mower running until the next board meeting in August, and board members will make a decision about buying a new mower at that time. IDEAS ABOUND Ellis touched on several new ideas planned for the upcoming school year during his administrative report. The schools will implement a new calling system to inform parents of what is happening at the schools. “And it will be my pleasant voice, I’m sure, that will be going, ‘We have no school tomorrow... or we have school pictures tomorrow,’” Ellis said. “We shouldn’t have complaints that (parents) weren’t notified that school is out. It’s really a good tool. There is no excuse for the school or the parent to not know what’s going on.” He also touched on the possibility of moving fifth-graders back to the elementary building, as was the arrangement in years past. Ellis said before he makes the change, which also could include sixth grade, he will look at student growth along with other options, like where the classroom will be located. With less than a month un-

til school starts, Ellis said he began interviewing candidates for several open teaching slots. One of those positions includes a high school speech teacher who can replace Jason Paris. “We need someone who can teach English and speech,” Ellis said. “Paris taught it all and beyond that. We’ve got to find a humanities teacher, or something in correlation to that.” Ellis also will interview candidates to fill Jaci Heaton’s role as school counselor, which will be reduced to a half-time position. Other open positions include elementary secretary, a cafeteria worker and possibly another paraprofessional. “In the next week I’ll be talking to a lot of people and seeing where we can go with that,” Ellis said. BOND MONEY, MORE Board members opened a bid for a 2012 Chevrolet suburban that will be purchased with bond monies approved by voters in May. Croft Country Chevrolet of Cherokee submitted the only bid of $35,571, which the board approved. Also approved was a support employee salary schedule, setting custodians up on an 11-month contract at their current salaries. Custodians will be given the option of working an additional month in the summer with less pay. In addition, Ellis recommended the board give Encumbrance Clerk Judy Porter a raise from $13.10 an hour to $15 an hour. “To put her in a balance with everyone else, that would be a fair and equitable raise,” Ellis said. He also recommended increasing Principal Jeremy Hickman’s salary from $53,000 to $62,500, on the condition that he pass the Principal Common

Core test and Principal Secondary test required of principals in the state. Hickman is scheduled to take the test Saturday. “Part of this has to do with putting everything on the table – what’s even, what’s fair,” Ellis said. “The bottom line is this, any administrator... (is) expected to kind of go above and beyond. If there’s something after school they’re expected to be there. If there’s something before school, they’re expected to be there.” Ellis said Hickman has done an excellent job representing Cherokee Public Schools at functions throughout the community.

“If we want to retain personnel like that, we need to take care of them,” Ellis said. He gave board members a list of comparable principal salaries for area schools which included the following: Burlington, $55,830; Timberlake: $71,012; Aline-Cleo, $55,360; KremlinHillsdale, $63,403; Medford, $67,503; Pond Creek-Hunter, $70,303; Deer Creek-Lamont, $65,242; Ringwood, $64,225; Cimarron, $76,784; Waynoka, $77,755. In a final item, board members voted to keep lunch prices the same as last year. The cost of breakfast for students will be $1.50. Lunch will cost $1.75.

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LEGAL NOTICES

Parting ways ...

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & be heard before this Court in the District Republican Thursday, July 21, 2011. 1t Courtroom, Probate Division, at Cherokee, IN THE DISTRICT COURT Oklahoma, on the 2nd day of August, 2011, OF ALFALFA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA at 11:00 o’clock a.m., when and where PB-2011-21 all persons interested may appear and In the Matter of the Estate of Julius contest the same. Daniel Weigand, Deceased. WITNESS my hand this 15th day of NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION July, 2011. FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION, /s/Loren E. Angle APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL Judge of the District Court REPRESENTATIVE AND Lori Irwin, Court Clerk DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP By: /s/Lyndee Nickel Notice is hereby given to all persons Deputy interested in the Estate of Julius Daniel /s/Marcus A. Jungman Weigand, deceased, that on the 15th Marcus A. Jungman, OBA#19138 day of July, 2011, Ella May Batt (“Peti- Kyle B. Hadwiger, OBA#11329 tioner”) filed a petition praying for Letters Hadwiger & Jungman, P.L.L.C. of administration issued to Petitioner; that P.O. Box 306, 120 S. Grand Petitioner be appointed as the Personal Cherokee, OK 73728 Representative of said estate; and that the (580) 596-3591 heirs, devisees and legatees of decedent hjlaw@hjoklaw.com should be judicially determined. Pursuant Attorneys for Petitioner to an Order of said Court, the Petition will

YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS worker Kelli Spade (left) and Great Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge Clerk Dan Knaus spread rock down a new walking trail at the refuge. YCC members have spent the summer building trails and making the refuge a welcome attraction for visitors to Alfalfa County.

Alfalfa County District Court Docket Criminal Misdemeanor Rachel R. Duncan, Carmen, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving damage to a vehicle. Ryan Michael Gallagher, Carmen, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving damage to a vehicle. William Darren Harmon, Aline, has been charged with driving while under the influence of intoxicating substances; unlawful possession of paraphernalia. Jack Elvin Bailey, no address, has been charged with driving while under the influence. Criminal Felony Dustin Keith Diehl, no address, has been charged with domestic abuse with prior pattern of physical abuse. William Darren Harmon, Aline, has been charged with unlawful possession of controlled dangerous drug. Ryan Michael Gallagher, Carmen, has been charged with driv-

ing under the influence of alcohol, aggravated. Bruce Clifford Martin, no address, has been charged with falsification of records by custodian. Divorce Virgil Wayne Steel II, Bastrop, Texas, has sued Jessica Desiree Steel for divorce. Traffic Charged with failure to wear seat belt, $20, are Melody Kay Hofer, Alva; Amy Alane Allen, Alva. Charged with speeding 1-10 mph over speed limit, $188.50, is Kendall Ray Koehn, Texline, Texas. Charged with operating a motor vehicle at a speed not reasonable or proper, $256.50, are Michael Allen Roadenbaugh, Cherokee; Timothy Ross Conway, Cherokee; Jeremy Robert Kerstein, Garber. Charged with failure to yield to vehicle on right at intersection, $211.50, is James F. Meadows. Charged with following too closely, $211.50, is Atulbhai Ranchhodbhai Raj, Duncan.

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, July 21, 2011. 1t BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, LLC RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION EXCEPTION LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 23, Township 28 North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma Cause CD No. 201002733 AMENDED 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 Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, has filed an amended application in this cause requesting the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma to enter an order, to be effective as of the date of the execution thereof or as of a date prior thereto, as follows: (i) authorizing and permitting an exception to the permitted well location tolerances in the 640-acre drilling and spacing unit formed in Section 23, Township 28 North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, for the Mississippi common source of supply, so as to allow a well, being the Kasparek No. 1-23H Well, to have been drilled from a surface location being 200 feet from the north line and 660 feet from the west line of said Section 23 to the subsurface locations in the common source of supply involved herein as set forth below: Common Source of Supply Subsurface Location Measured Depth (True Vertical Depth) Mississippi 526.32 feet from the north line 5218.00 feet Entry into and 689.68 feet from the west (5084.27 feet) line of said Section 23 Horizontal Portion 611.80 feet from the north line 5310.00 feet First Perforation and 685.47 feet from the west (5117.86 feet) line of said Section 23 Horizontal Portion 352.87 feet from the south line 9630.00 feet Last Perforation and 657.37 feet from the west (5167.66 feet) line of said Section 23 Mississippi 192.94 feet from the south line 9790.00 feet Terminus of Lateral and 659.48 feet from the west (5164.01 feet) line of said Section 23 and to have been completed in, to have produced from and to continue to produce from the above-named common source of supply, with such authorization and permission running in favor of Applicant; and (ii) establishing a proper allowable for the well involved herein as to the common source of supply covered hereby, which allowable Applicant requests be established as a full allowable with no downward adjustment made thereto. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the amended application in this cause requests that the order to be entered in this matter be made effective as of the date of the execution thereof or as of a date prior thereto and that the authorization and permission requested herein run in favor of Applicant. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the “land sections adjacent to the area within the location exception” requested herein in said Section 23 in regard to the subsurface location tolerance areas described above are Sections 14, 15, 22, 26 and 27, Township 28 North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. The other “land sections” surrounding said Section 23 are Sections 13, 24 and 25, Township 28 North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause is set before an administrative law judge for hearing, taking of evidence and reporting to the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause is set for hearing before an administrative law judge on the Conservation Docket at the Western Regional Service Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. on the 9th day of August , 2011, and that this amended notice be published as required by law and the rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Applicant and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of telephonic communication shall be paid by the person or persons requesting its use. Interested parties who wish to participate by telephone shall contact Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide their names and telephone numbers. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action, contact John R. Reeves, attorney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Telephone: (405) 235-1110; or Luke Roberts, SandRidge Exploration and Production, L.L.C., 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102-6406, Telephone: (405) 429-6344. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA DANA L. MURPHY, Chair JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner DONE AND PERFORMED this 13th day of July, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Secretary

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Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & the offices of Elliott, Enabnit, Schovanec Republican Thursday, July 21, and Thurs- & Kelly, P.L.L.C., P.O. Box 5589, Enid, day, July 28, 2011. 2t Oklahoma 73702-5589, on or before In the district court the following presentment date, to-wit: Of Alfalfa County September 16, 2011, or the same will be State of Oklahoma forever barred. PB-2011-18 DATED this 12th day of July, 2011. In the Matter of Jerry Ray Shaklee, /s/Shirley Joyce Shaklee Deceased. Shirley Joyce Shaklee, NOTICE TO CREDITORS Personal Representative of the Estate TO THE CREDITORS OF JERRY RAY of Jerry Ray Shaklee, Deceased SHAKLEE, DECEASED: Kelli J. Schovanec, OBA #21349 All creditors having claims against the Elliott, Enabnit, above named Decedent are required to Schovanec & Kelly, P.L.L.C. present the same, with a description of P.O. Box 5589 all security interests and other collateral Enid, OK 73702-5589 (if any) held by each creditor with respect Phone 580-234-9300 to such claim, to the named Personal Fax 580-233-1177 Representative, c/o Kelli J. Schovanec at Attorneys for Personal Representative

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Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Department logs July 11 12:19 p.m. – Accident southwest of Helena. Minor involved. Helena Ambulance paged. 8:26 p.m. – Accident west of Burlington. Vehicle hit deer. Burlington Fire and Rescue advised. July 12 11:09 a.m. – Grass fire two miles west of McWillie. Helena Fire Department paged. 12:02 p.m. – Accident three miles east of Cherokee on SH 11. Oklahoma Highway Patrol notified. 1:05 p.m. – Goats out two or three miles east of Cozy Curve. Left message with owner. 3:09 p.m. – Dog being neglected in Goltry. Called woman to check on dog. 5:07 p.m. – Fire half mile east of Grant County line on SH 11. Nescatunga Fire Department called to assist. 6:30 p.m. – Man in car near

four-way stop. Caller was worried something was wrong. Driver said he was sleepy and pulled over. Followed to residence in Cherokee. July 13 1:10 p.m. – Red grain trailer all over the road on SH 11. Followed for two miles never went across line. 8:17 p.m. – Cattle out on Crystal Road. Owner will check. July 14 4:05 p.m. – Accident two miles west of Carmen. Fourwheel drive pickup ran subject off road. Subject hit guardrail. Oklahoma Highway Patrol notified. 6:50 p.m. – Accident west of Burlington. Car sideswiped, broken mirror and other damage. Oklahoma Highway Patrol notified. July 15 11:30 a.m. – Recovered stolen vehicle on SH 8 near state line.

Cherokee Police Department logs July 11 8:04 a.m. – Caller needs to get clothes from house and boyfriend is there. 9:11 a.m. – County treasurer’s office needs copy of police report. 9:43 a.m. – Dead cat at 12th and Ohio. 1:42 p.m. – Stolen bike. 2:41 p.m. – Bike found, taken back to owner. 8:57 p.m. – Caller has two baby raccoons in house. Later caught them. July 12 11:57 a.m. – Black dog with pink collar trying to get in house. 8:19 p.m. – Found black cocker spaniel with green collar. July 13 8:01 a.m. – Two black cows out by locker plant. Owner put in. 1:07 p.m. – Red semi with grain trailer going all over

road.

July 14 12:10 p.m. – Possible water leak on 8th and Grand. 6:53 p.m. – Truck sideswiped on SH 11 west of Burlington. No one hurt. July 15 7:51 a.m. – Cow out in canyon near little trailer. Left message with possible owner. 9:14 a.m. – Lost husky. Put fliers out. 1:35 p.m. – Truck window broken out. Requested to see officer. 5:31 p.m. – Caller would like to speak to officer regarding text message situation. July 17 1:06 a.m. – Found puppy. Could not locate owner. 8:50 a.m. – Goats out at 2nd and Colorado. 2:30 p.m. – Light brown Beagle puppy found. 9:01 p.m. – Subject drunk, yelling at kids.

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & or some other party recommended by Republican Thursday, July 21, 2011. 1t Applicant; and (ii) establishing a proper BEFORE THE CORPORATION allowable for the proposed well involved COMMISSION OF THE STATE herein as to the separate common sources OF OKLAHOMA of supply covered hereby, which allowable APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE Applicant requests be established as a full EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, allowable with no downward adjustment LLC made thereto. Such application further RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION states that there is currently pending EXCEPTION before the Commission an application of LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 15, Applicant to form “640-acre” drilling and Township 29 North, Range 9 spacing units in said Section 15 for the West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Tonkawa, Lansing, Marmaton, Cherokee Oklahoma and Mississippian separate common Cause CD No. 201103454 sources of supply. NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perapplication in this cause requests that the sons, owners, producers, operators, order to be entered in this matter be made purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and effective as of the date of the execution all other interested persons, particularly in thereof or as of a date prior thereto and Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. that the authorization and permission NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that requested herein run in favor of Applicant Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and or some other party recommended by Production, LLC, has filed an application Applicant. in this cause requesting the Corporation NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Commission of Oklahoma to enter an “land sections adjacent to the area within order, to be effective as of the date of the the location exception” requested herein in execution thereof or as of a date prior said Section 15 in the State of Oklahoma thereto, as follows: (i) authorizing and in regard to the subsurface location tolerpermitting an exception to the permitted ance areas described above are Sections well location tolerances in the “640-acre” 14, 22 and 23, Township 29 North, Range 9 drilling and spacing units to be formed in West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Section 15, Township 29 North, Range 9 The other “land sections” surrounding said West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, Section 15 in the State of Oklahoma are for the Tonkawa, Lansing, Marmaton, Sections 16 and 21, Township 29 North, Cherokee and Mississippian separate Range 9 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, common sources of supply, so as to allow Oklahoma. a well to be drilled from a surface location NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this being not closer than 200 feet from the cause is set before an administrative law north line and not closer than 810 feet judge for hearing, taking of evidence and from the east line of Section 22, Township reporting to the Corporation Commission 29 North, Range 9 West of the IM, Alfalfa of Oklahoma. County, Oklahoma, to subsurface locations NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this of such well’s entry into and such well’s cause is set for hearing before an adminexit from each of the Tonkawa, Lansing, istrative law judge on the Conservation Marmaton and Cherokee separate comDocket at the Western Regional Service mon sources of supply and to a subsur- Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim face location of such well’s entry into the Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln BouMississippian common source of supply levard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 being as follows: not closer than 330 feet A.M. on the 8th day of August, 2011, and from the south line and 660 feet from the that this notice be published as required by east line of said Section 15, with the first law and the rules of the Commission. perforation in the horizontal portion or NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that lateral of the borehole of such well in the Applicant and interested parties may presMississippian common source of supply ent testimony by telephone. The cost of being as follows: not closer than 330 feet telephonic communication shall be paid by from the south line and 660 feet from the the person or persons requesting its use. east line of said Section 15, and with the Interested parties who wish to participate last perforation in the horizontal portion or by telephone shall contact Applicant or lateral of the borehole of such well in the Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing Mississippian common source of supply date, and provide their names and telebeing as follows: not closer than 200 feet phone numbers. from the north line and 660 feet from the NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all east line of said Section 15, and with the interested persons may appear and be terminus or end point of the horizontal heard. For information concerning this portion or lateral of the borehole of such action, contact John R. Reeves, Attorwell in the Mississippian common source ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two of supply being as follows: not closer than Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, 200 feet from the north line and 660 feet Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Telefrom the east line of said Section 15, and phone: (405) 235-1110; or Luke Roberts, with a “tolerance distance” for the aboveSandRidge Exploration and Production, described subsurface locations, horizontal LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma portion or lateral and completion interval City, Oklahoma, 73102-6406, Telephone: of such well being as follows: a distance (405) 429-6344. of not more than 100 feet in an easterly CORPORATION COMMISSION direction and in a westerly direction from OF OKLAHOMA any such subsurface location, from any DANA L. MURPHY, Chair point on or along such horizontal portion or JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman lateral and from any point on or along such BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner completion interval, and to be completed DONE AND PERFORMED this 13th day in and to produce hydrocarbons from the of July, 2011. above-named separate common sources BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: of supply, with such authorization and PEGGY MITCHELL, permission running in favor of Applicant Commission Secretary

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Burned vehicle in field. Deputy responded. 3:51 p.m. – Accident with no injuries east of Cozy Curve. Oklahoma Highway Patrol advised. 7:48 p.m. – Four cattle out south of Cozy Curve. Owner notified. 8:53 p.m. – Black cow out seven miles west of Cherokee on Greer Road. Owner took care of. 11:55 p.m. – Cow out on Crys-

tal Road. Owner notified. July 16 10:24 a.m. – Stolen hay bale northwest of Cherokee. Owner found bale of hay a half mile from other bales. Mud grip tire tracks by bales of hay. 9:11 p.m. – Calves out north of Jet. Owner called. 10:51 p.m. – Red cow out north of Carmen turnoff. Owner called. 7:28 p.m. – Cow out south of new bridge on SH 8. Nothing

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, July 21, 2011. 1t COUNTY commissioners July 11, 2011 The Alfalfa County Commissioners met in the Civic Room at 10:00 AM with Chairman Murrow calling the meeting to order with members Roach, Walker and County Clerk Martin present. As required by Oklahoma State Statutes 1991, Title 25, Section 311, Notice was given of this regularly scheduled meeting by posting the Agenda in the North Entrance (Handicapped Entrance) of the Courthouse and in the County Clerk’s office at 5:15 P.M., July 7, 2011. Murrow moved to approve the minutes of July 5. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve the following M & O Warrants for payment. Walker seconded. All voted aye. Prior Year COUNTY CLERK preservation fund 29..........Midwest Printing.....................................1583.96.................................... Books General Fund 1192.......Dirks Copy Products...................................38.10................................ Supplies 1193.......ALCO..........................................................51.83................................ Supplies 1194.......Carmen Farmers Coop...............................73.50.................................. Service 1195.......Whichert, Marcy.......................................170.85.................................... Travel 1196.......Dirks Copy Products.................................827.03................................ Supplies 1197.......Tandy Leather Co.....................................217.62................................ Supplies 1198.......Nasco.......................................................505.31................................ Supplies 1199.......ALCO........................................................204.59................................ Supplies 1200......SPC............................................................50.94................................ Supplies 1201......Dirks Copy Products.................................833.25................................ Supplies 1202......OK State University Clgt.............................40.00........................... Registration 1203......Cherokee Publishing Co...........................722.55...........................Publications 1204......OK Employment Security Comm..............573.45...................... Unemployment HIGHWAY CASH 1865......Kathryn D Walker Living Trust..................273.75....................................Gravel 1866......Northwest Radiator...................................412.10......................................Parts 1867......Yellowhouse Machinery Co....................3760.12......................................Parts 1868......Hercules Tire Sales................................2612.00...................................... Tires 1869......Rich’s Shale Pit..........................................87.00..................................... Shale 1870......Yellowhouse Machinery Co......................906.20....................................Repair 1871......Jack’s Automotive.....................................359.28................................ Supplies 1872......Dirks Copy Products.....................................3.10................................ Supplies 1873......Western Equipment....................................26.60................................ Supplies 1874......Rich’s Shale Pit........................................237.00..................................... Shale 1875......Carmen Farmers Coop...............................70.95................................ Supplies 1876......United State Gypsum...............................299.70...................................... Rock 1877......Dirks Copy Products...................................19.14................................ Supplies 1878......O’Reilly Auto Parts.....................................13.94......................................Parts 1879......Jack’s Automotive.......................................54.48................................ Supplies 1880......Rogers Lumber, TH....................................36.96................................ Supplies 1881......Burlington Farmers Coop.........................561.25................................ Supplies 1882......Guffy, Jim.................................................300.00....................................Gravel 1883......Wayman, Steve........................................310.00..................................... Shale 1884......Munn Supply..............................................29.75................................ Supplies 1885......Farmers Exchange...................................590.88................................ Supplies 1886......Flaming Auto Supply................................484.67................................ Supplies 1887......Country Grocery.........................................35.77................................ Supplies 1888......Boehs Building Supply...............................96.93................................ Supplies 1889......P&K Equipment Co..................................551.08................................ Supplies 1890......Yellowhouse Machinery Co......................236.95................................ Supplies 1891......United States Gypsum.............................158.60...................................... Rock 1892......Cummins Construction...........................1962.91.................................. Asphalt 1893......Rhodes Salvage Inc.................................150.00......................................Parts 1894......Alva Concrete, DBA................................4607.00................................Concrete 1895......OK Employment Security Comm............3246.58...................... Unemployment SALES TAX - HEALTH 326........Shepherd Key Pump................................346.36....................................... Fuel 327........Carmen Farmers Coop.............................702.01....................................... Fuel 328........Southwest Truck Parts Inc......................9975.00...................................Vehicle SHERIFF REVOLVING CASH 92..........United supermarket..................................682.84................................ Supplies 93..........S&S Pest Control Inc..................................40.00.................................. Service SHERIFF DRUG FORFEITURE CASH 14..........Fleet Distributers Express......................5996.76................................ Supplies Current Year ASSESSOR VISUAL INSPECTION CASH 1............Mimstar Inc, DBA....................................1400.00.................................. Service General Fund 4............Pioneer Enid Cellular................................290.40...................................Utilities 5............Cherokee Publishing Co.............................94.20................................ Supplies 6............Dirks Copy Products.................................124.49.........................Copier Lease 7............Kellpro....................................................2405.00.................................. Service 8............Dirks Copy Products.................................102.23.........................Copier Lease 9............Postmaster...............................................300.00................................. Postage 10..........County Assessors Assn............................150.00..........................Annual Dues 11...........County Officer & Deputies Assn...............447.00..........................Annual Dues HIGHWAY CASH 9............OK Dept of Agriculture-210....................2400.00.................................. Service 10..........Kellpro....................................................1676.00.................................. Service 11...........Burlington Farmers Coop.......................6460.00....................................... Fuel 12..........Town of Burlington......................................80.60...................................Utilities 13..........South Central Telephone Assn...................34.35...................................Utilities 14..........South Central Telephone Assn.................146.32...................................Utilities 15..........Town of Byron.............................................61.69...................................Utilities 16..........Amorita-Byron Sewer Sys Auth..................10.00...................................Utilities 17..........The Empire Companies..........................1591.00.................... Lease/Purchses SALES TAX - FAIRGROUNDS 1............City of Cherokee.......................................425.44...................................Utilities 2............ONG.........................................................140.37...................................Utilities 3............AEC........................................................ 1115.95...................................Utilities SALES TAX - HEALTH 3............Pioneer Telephone...................................202.94...................................Utilities 4............Page Plus Inc...........................................104.30...................................Utilities 5............Town of Helena.........................................100.00.......................................Rent 6............Helena PWA...............................................11.50...................................Utilities 7............AEC............................................................29.95...................................Utilities 8............Pioneer Telephone.....................................50.00...................................Utilities 9............Page Plus Inc.............................................65.45...................................Utilities 10..........Jack’s Automotive.......................................13.79......................................Parts 11...........OK Tax Comm............................................52.50............................. Tag & Title Murrow moved to approve the blanket purchase orders. Walker seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve the following officers’ reports: Court Clerk and Treasurer. Walker seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve the consumable items reports. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve the resolution directing the treasurer to deposit interest earned on highway monies to T-2a. Murrow seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve resolutions to junk a fax machine and shredder for the assessor (H225-100.4 AND H223-100.00). Walker seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve the reappointment of Gene Kuepfer from receiving officer to requisitioning officer for the Alfalfa County Ambulance Service. Murrow seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve a private property access easement for Dist #1 on the SW/4 of Section 34, Township 28, Range 12. Walker seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve 3 road crossing permits for Crescent Services (2 in Dist #1 and 1 in Dist #2). Walker seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve 1 road crossing permit for Midstream-Chesapeake in Dist #2. Murrow seconded. All voted aye. Walker moved to approve the appointment of Jerry Palmer as receiving officer for Dist #3. Murrow seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve a private property assess easement for Dist #2 in SE/4 of Section 32, Township 27, Range 12. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Walker moved to approve private property access easements for Dist #3 on the N/2 of Section 13, Township 25 Range 10; NE/4 of Section 10, Township 25, Range 9; and the NW/4 of Section 11, Township 25, Range 9. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to adjourn. Roach seconded. All voted aye. /s/ Doug Murrow Doug Murrow, Chair /s/ Chad Roach Chad Roach, Member /s/ Ray Walker Ray Walker, Member ATTEST:/s/ Bruce Martin Bruce Martin, County Clerk

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Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & initial well under such plan of development. Republican Thursday, July 21, 2011. 1t Such application further states that there is BEFORE THE CORPORATION currently pending before the Commission COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF in Cause CD No. 201103033 an application OKLAHOMA of Applicant to form 320-acre drilling and APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE spacing units in the E½ of said Section EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, 32 for the Upper Tonkawa Sandstone, LLC Lower Tonkawa Sandstone, True Layton, RELIEF SOUGHT: POOLING Oswego, Cherokee and Mississippian LEGAL DESCRIPTION: The E½ separate common sources of supply. of Section 32, Township 29 NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that North, Range 10 West of the IM, the application in this cause requests that Alfalfa County, Oklahoma SandRidge Exploration and Production, Cause CD No. 201103495 LLC, or some other party recommended NOTICE OF HEARING by Applicant be designated as operator STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perunder the order to be entered herein of sons, owners, producers, operators, the separate common sources of supply purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and in the drilling and spacing units covered all other interested persons, particularly hereby, including the initial well and any in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the subsequent well or wells drilled under or following: Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C.; otherwise covered by Applicant’s proposed Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; Three Amiplan of development of such units. gos Oil and Gas, LLC; and if any of the NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this above-named parties is a dissolved partcause is set before an administrative law nership, corporation or other association, judge for hearing, taking of evidence and then the unknown successors, trustees reporting to the Corporation Commission and assigns, both immediate and remote, of Oklahoma. of such dissolved entity. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that cause will be heard before an administraApplicant, SandRidge Exploration and tive law judge on the Conservation Docket Production, LLC, has filed an application at the Western Regional Service Office of in this cause requesting the Corporation the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe Commission of Oklahoma to enter an Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, order pooling the interests, and adjudicatOklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. ing the rights and equities in connection on the 9th day of August, 2011, and that therewith, of oil and gas owners in the this notice be published as required by law 320-acre drilling and spacing units to be and the rules of the Commission. formed in the E½ of Section 32, Township NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that 29 North, Range 10 West of the IM, Alfalfa Applicant and interested parties may presCounty, Oklahoma, for the Upper Tonkawa ent testimony by telephone. The cost of Sandstone, Lower Tonkawa Sandstone, telephonic communication shall be paid by True Layton, Oswego, Cherokee and the person or persons requesting its use. Mississippian separate common sources Interested parties who wish to participate of supply in respect to the development of by telephone shall contact Applicant or such separate common sources of supply Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing in such units. The interests of the oil and date, and provide their names and telegas owners involved herein and the rights phone numbers. and equities in respect thereto are sought NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all herein to be pooled and adjudicated pursuinterested persons may appear and be ant to 52 O.S. §87.1 within and on the basis heard. For information concerning this of the drilling and spacing units covered action, contact John R. Reeves, attorhereby as a group or unit, and not limited ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two to a single wellbore. The application in this Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, cause states that Applicant has proposed Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Telethe development of the separate common phone: (405) 235-1110; or Kevin Manning, sources of supply in the drilling and spacSandRidge Exploration and Production, ing units involved herein under a plan of LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma development and has proposed to comCity, OK 73102-6406, Telephone: (405) mence such plan of development of such 429-5788. units by an initial well in the lands covered CORPORATION COMMISSION hereby. Such application further states OF OKLAHOMA that Applicant has been unable to reach an DANA L. MURPHY, Chair agreement with the owners of drilling rights JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman named as respondents herein with respect BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner to such proposed plan of development of DONE AND PERFORMED this 15th the separate common sources of supply day of July, 2011. in the drilling and spacing units covered BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: hereby. Such application further requests PEGGY MITCHELL, up to 365 days within which to commence Commission Secretary operations on or in connection with such Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & and the location of the end points of the Republican Thursday, July 21, 2011. 1t completion interval for the Tonkawa, CotBEFORE THE CORPORATION tage Grove, Oswego, Red Fork and Big COMMISSION Lime separate common sources of supply OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA will be no closer than 330 feet from the APPLICANTS: CHESAPEAKE south line and no closer than 2200 feet OPERATING, INC. AND CHESAPEAKE from the west line and no closer than 330 EXPLORATION, L.L.C. feet from the north line and no closer than RELIEF SOUGHT: WELL LOCATION 2200 feet from the west line of the unit EXCEPTION comprising said Section 3, Township 25 LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 3 North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa TOWNSHIP 25 NORTH RANGE 12 County, Oklahoma, with a tolerance of WEST OF THE IM ALFALFA COUNTY, 100 feet from the proposed completion OKLAHOMA interval, and to be completed in and proCause CD No. 201103428 duce hydrocarbons from the above-named NOTICE OF HEARING separate common sources of supply; (ii) STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persons, providing for the re-opening of the cause owners, producers, operators, purchasers at such time as the bottom hole location and takers of oil and gas, and all other interof the well proposed hereunder has been ested persons, particularly in Alfalfa County, determined; and (iii) establishing a proper Oklahoma, more particularly the parties set allowable with no downward adjustment out on the Exhibit “A” attached to the apmade thereto. plication on file in this cause, and, if any of NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the the named individuals be deceased, then application in this cause requests that the the unknown heirs, executors, administraorder be entered in this matter be made tors, devisees, trustees and assigns, both effective as of the date of the execution immediate and remote, of such deceased thereof or as of a date prior thereto and individual; if any of the named entities is a that the authorization and permission redissolved partnership, corporation or other quested herein run in favor of one or both association, then the unknown successors, of the Applicants, including Chesapeake trustees and assigns, both immediate and Exploration, L.L.C. acting by and through remote, of such dissolved entity; if any of its agent Chesapeake Operating, Inc., the named parties designated as a trustee or some other party recommended by is not presently acting in such capacity as Applicants. trustee, then the unknown successor or sucNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the cessors to such trustee; if any of the named legal descriptions for the land sections parties designated as an attorney-in-fact adjacent to said Section 3 are Sections 2, is not presently acting in such capacity as 4, 9, 10 and 11, Township 25 North, Range attorney-in-fact, then the unknown succes12 West of the IM and Sections 33, 34 and sor or successors to such attorney-in-fact; 35, Township 26 North, Range 12 West of and if any of the named entities are corpothe IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. rations which do not continue to have legal NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that existence, the unknown trustees or assigns this cause will be referred to an Adminof such parties. istrative Law Judge for hearing, taking of NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Apevidence and reporting to the Corporation plicants, Chesapeake Operating, Inc. and Commission. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., have NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this filed an application in this cause requestcause will be heard before an Administraing the Corporation Commission to enter tive Law Judge on the Merits Docket at an order, as follows: (i) authorizing and the Corporation Commission, First Floor, permitting an exception to the permitted Jim Thorpe Building, Oklahoma City, well location tolerances in the 640-acre Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m., on the 8th day of drilling and spacing unit comprised of August 2011, and that this notice will be Section 3, Township 25 North, Range 12 published as required by law and the rules West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, of the Commission. for the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Oswego NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that and Red Fork separate common sources the Applicants and interested parties may of supply, as well as in the proposed 640present testimony by telephone. The cost acre drilling and spacing units in Cause of telephonic communication shall be paid CD No. 201103427, for the Mississippian by the person or persons requesting its and Big Lime separate common sources use. An interested party who wishes to of supply, underlying Section 3, Township participate by telephone shall contact the 25 North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa Applicants or Applicants’ attorney, prior to County, Oklahoma, so as to allow a well to the hearing date, and provide his or her be drilled as follows: name and phone number. Surface location: No closer than 165 NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all feet from the south line and no closer than interested persons may appear and be 2200 feet from the west line of the unit heard. For information concerning this accomprising said Section 3, Township 25 tion contact Nathan Cook, landman, (405) North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa 935-8257, or Emily P. Smith, attorney, OBA County, Oklahoma, No. 20805, (405) 935-8203, Chesapeake Location of Wellbore at Completion Operating, Inc., P.O. Box 18496, Oklahoma Interval: The casing will be cemented City, Oklahoma 73154-0496. Please refer along the entire length of the lateral. The to Cause CD Number. proposed location of the end points of the DONE AND PERFORMED THIS 11th completion interval for the Mississippian day of July 2011. common source of supply will be no closer CORPORATION COMMISSION than 165 feet from the south line and no OF OKLAHOMA closer than 2200 feet from the west line DANA L. MURPHY, Chair and no closer than 165 feet from the north JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman line and no closer than 2200 feet from BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner the west line of the unit comprising said BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: Section 3, Township 25 North, Range 12 PEGGY MITCHELL, West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, Commission Secretary


Page 10 • Cherokee, Okla., Messenger & Republican • Thursday, July 21, 2011 Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & covered hereby, which allowable Applicant Republican Thursday, July 21, 2011. 1t requests be established as a full allowBEFORE THE CORPORATION able with no downward adjustment made COMMISSION OF THE STATE thereto. Such application further states OF OKLAHOMA that there is currently pending before the APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE Commission an application of Applicant to EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, form a 640-acre horizontal well unit in said LLC Section 15 for the Mississippian common RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION source of supply. EXCEPTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 15, application in this cause requests that the Township 28 North, Range 10 order to be entered in this matter be made West of the IM, Alfalfa County, effective as of the date of the execution Oklahoma thereof or as of a date prior thereto and Cause CD No. 201103496 that the authorization and permission NOTICE OF HEARING requested herein run in favor of Applicant STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All peror some other party recommended by sons, owners, producers, operators, Applicant. purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the all other interested persons, particularly in “land sections adjacent to the area within Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. the location exception” requested herein in NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Applisaid Section 15 in regard to the subsurface cant, SandRidge Exploration and Produclocation tolerance areas described above tion, LLC, has filed an application in this are Sections 10, 11, 22 and 23, Towncause requesting the Corporation Comship 28 North, Range 10 West of the IM, mission of Oklahoma to enter an order, to Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. The other “land be effective as of the date of the execution sections” surrounding said Section 15 are thereof or as of a date prior thereto, as Sections 9, 14, 16 and 21, Township 28 follows: (i) authorizing and permitting an North, Range 10 West of the IM, Alfalfa exception to the permitted well location County, Oklahoma. tolerances in the 640-acre horizontal well NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this unit to be formed in Section 15, Township cause is set before an administrative law 28 North, Range 10 West of the IM, Alfalfa judge for hearing, taking of evidence and County, Oklahoma, for the Mississippian reporting to the Corporation Commission common source of supply, so as to allow of Oklahoma. a well to be drilled from a surface location NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this being not closer than 200 feet from the cause is set for hearing before an adminnorth line and not closer than 880 feet istrative law judge on the Conservation from the east line of said Section 15 to a Docket at the Western Regional Service subsurface location of such well’s entry Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim into the Mississippian common source of Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Bousupply being as follows: not closer than levard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 660 feet from the north line and 880 feet A.M. on the 8th day of August, 2011, and from the east line of said Section 15, with that this notice be published as required by the first perforation in the horizontal porlaw and the rules of the Commission. tion or lateral of the borehole of such well NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that being as follows: not closer than 660 feet Applicant and interested parties may presfrom the north line and 880 feet from the ent testimony by telephone. The cost of east line of said Section 15, and with the telephonic communication shall be paid by last perforation in the horizontal portion or the person or persons requesting its use. lateral of the borehole of such well being as Interested parties who wish to participate follows: not closer than 330 feet from the by telephone shall contact Applicant or south line and 880 feet from the east line Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing of said Section 15, and with the terminus date, and provide their names and teleor end point of the horizontal portion or phone numbers. lateral of the borehole of such well in such NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all common source of supply being as follows: interested persons may appear and be not closer than 200 feet from the south line heard. For information concerning this and 880 feet from the east line of said Sec- action, contact John R. Reeves, attortion 15, and with a “tolerance distance” for ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two the above-described subsurface locations, Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, horizontal portion or lateral and completion Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Teleinterval of such well being as follows: a phone: (405) 235-1110; or Kevin Manning, distance of not more than 100 feet in an SandRidge Exploration and Production, easterly direction and in a westerly direcLLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma tion from any such subsurface location, City, Oklahoma 73102-6406, Telephone: from any point on or along such horizontal (405) 429-5788. portion or lateral and from any point on or CORPORATION COMMISSION along such completion interval, and to be OF OKLAHOMA completed in and to produce hydrocarbons DANA L. MURPHY, Chair from the above-named common source JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman of supply, with such authorization and BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner permission running in favor of Applicant DONE AND PERFORMED this 15th day or some other party recommended by of July, 2011. Applicant; and (ii) establishing a proper BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: allowable for the proposed well involved PEGGY MITCHELL, herein as to the common source of supply Commission Secretary

Legal notice above-named separate common sources Published in the Cherokee Messenger & of supply, with such authorization and Republican Thursday, July 21, 2011. 1t permission running in favor of Applicant BEFORE THE CORPORATION or some other party recommended by COMMISSION OF THE STATE Applicant; and (ii) establishing a proper OF OKLAHOMA allowable for the proposed well involved APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE herein as to the separate common sources EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, of supply covered hereby, which allowable LLC Applicant requests be established as a full RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION allowable with no downward adjustment EXCEPTION made thereto. Such application further LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 26, states that there is currently pending before Township 28 North, Range 10 the Commission an application of Applicant West of the IM, Alfalfa County, to form 640-acre drilling and spacing units Oklahoma in said Section 26 for the Tonkawa, Cottage Cause CD No. 201103513 Grove, Kansas City, Big Lime-Oswego, NOTICE OF HEARING Cherokee and Mississippian separate STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All percommon sources of supply. sons, owners, producers, operators, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and all other interested persons, particularly application in this cause requests that the order to be entered in this matter be made in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the effective as of the date of the execution following: GAW Oil Company; and if the thereof or as of a date prior thereto and above-named party is a dissolved partnerthat the authorization and permission ship, corporation or other association, then the unknown successors, trustees and requested herein run in favor of Applicant assigns, both immediate and remote, of or some other party recommended by such dissolved entity. Applicant. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and “land sections adjacent to the area within Production, LLC, has filed an application the location exception” requested herein in this cause requesting the Corporation in said Section 26 in regard to the subsurCommission of Oklahoma to enter an face location tolerance areas described order, to be effective as of the date of the above are Sections 23, 24, 25, 35 and 36, execution thereof or as of a date prior Township 28 North, Range 10 West of the thereto, as follows: (i) authorizing and per- IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. The other mitting an exception to the permitted well “land sections” surrounding said Section location tolerances in the 640-acre drilling 26 are Sections 22, 27 and 34, Township and spacing units to be formed in Section 28 North, Range 10 West of the IM, Alfalfa 26, Township 28 North, Range 10 West of County, Oklahoma. the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, for the NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Kansas City, Big cause is set before an administrative law Lime-Oswego, Cherokee and Mississip- judge for hearing, taking of evidence and pian separate common sources of supply, reporting to the Corporation Commission so as to allow a well to be drilled from a of Oklahoma. surface location being not closer than 200 NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this feet from the south line and not closer than cause is set for hearing before an admin660 feet from the east line of said Section istrative law judge on the Conservation 26 to subsurface locations of such well’s Docket at the Western Regional Service entry into and such well’s exit from each Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim of the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Kansas Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln BouCity, Big Lime-Oswego and Cherokee levard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 separate common sources of supply and A.M. on the 8th day of August, 2011, and to a subsurface location of such well’s entry that this notice be published as required by into the Mississippian common source of law and the rules of the Commission. supply being as follows: not closer than NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that 330 feet from the south line and 660 feet Applicant and interested parties may presfrom the east line of said Section 26, with ent testimony by telephone. The cost of the first perforation in the horizontal portion telephonic communication shall be paid by or lateral of the borehole of such well in the the person or persons requesting its use. Mississippian common source of supply Interested parties who wish to participate being as follows: not closer than 330 feet by telephone shall contact Applicant or from the south line and 660 feet from the Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing east line of said Section 26, and with the date, and provide their names and telelast perforation in the horizontal portion or phone numbers. lateral of the borehole of such well in the NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all Mississippian common source of supply interested persons may appear and be being as follows: not closer than 330 feet heard. For information concerning this from the north line and 660 feet from the action, contact John R. Reeves, Attoreast line of said Section 26, and with the ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two terminus or end point of the horizontal Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, portion or lateral of the borehole of such Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Telewell in the Mississippian common source phone: (405) 235-1110; or Kevin Manning, of supply being as follows: not closer than SandRidge Exploration and Production, 200 feet from the north line and 660 feet LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma from the east line of said Section 26, and City, Oklahoma, 73102-6406, Telephone: with a “tolerance distance” for the above(405) 429-5788. described subsurface locations, horizontal CORPORATION COMMISSION portion or lateral and completion interval OF OKLAHOMA of such well being as follows: a distance DANA L. MURPHY, Chair of not more than 100 feet in an easterly JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman direction and in a westerly direction from BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner any such subsurface location, from any DONE AND PERFORMED this 18th day point on or along such horizontal portion or of July, 2011. lateral and from any point on or along such BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: completion interval, and to be completed PEGGY MITCHELL, in and to produce hydrocarbons from the Commission Secretary

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Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & spacing units previously formed by such order for such common source of supply in Republican Thursday, July 21, 2011. 1t said Section 26; (iii) amending a prior order BEFORE THE CORPORATION of the Commission to enlarge and extend COMMISSION OF THE STATE the boundaries of the Tonkawa, Cottage OF OKLAHOMA Grove and Kansas City separate common APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE sources of supply of gas so as to cover and EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, include said Section 26 and to form proper LLC drilling and spacing units in such section for RELIEF SOUGHT: SPACING such separate common sources of supply, LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 26, which units Applicant requests be formed Township 28 North, Range 10 as 640-acre drilling and spacing units; (iv) West of the IM, Alfalfa County, establishing the initial boundaries of the Big Oklahoma Lime-Oswego, Cherokee and Mississippian Cause CD No. 201103512 separate common sources of supply of gas NOTICE OF HEARING so as to cover and include said Section STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persons, 26, and forming proper drilling and spacowners, producers, operators, purchasers ing units in such section for such separate and takers of oil and gas, and all other interested persons, particularly in Alfalfa County, common sources of supply, which units Applicant requests be formed as 640-acre Oklahoma, including the following: Striker Land Services, LLC; GAW Oil Company; drilling and spacing units; and (v) granting such other and further relief as may be Bobbie Carl Rockenbach and Ellen Louise Rockenbach, as Trustees of the Rocken- proper based upon the evidence presented at the hearing herein. bach Family Revocable Trust dated FebruNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the ary 25, 2011; Robert D. Broce; Judith Ann Broce; William L. Allen; Antonia Fox; Melvin application in this cause requests that the order to be entered in this matter be made W. Smith Family Trust dated September 13, effective as of the date of the execution 2005, and the Trustee of such trust; Mary Ellen Regan; Elaine Godin; Susan Conkley; thereof or as of a date prior thereto and Linda Licklider; Mary Frances Hughey, seeks to amend the above-named orders as Trustee of the Mary Frances Hughey in the manner set forth above and Order Family Revocable Living Trust; James T. No. 484237 with respect to the Tonkawa, Kliewer; Mark S. Gardiner and Rande L. Cottage Grove and Kansas City separate common sources of supply in the lands Gardiner, as Successor Co-Trustees of the Gardiner Family Living Trust; Georgia covered hereby. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this Lee Hadden; Sharon Roshek; Scott Jason Roshek; Dean Rogers; Logsdon-Schulte, cause is set before an administrative law judge for hearing, taking of evidence and LLC; Billy George Hill Revocable Trust, and the Trustee of such trust; Janet Ranell reporting to the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this Hill; Jennifer Margaret Hill; Primex Energy Partners, Ltd.; if any of the above-named cause will be heard before an administraindividuals be deceased, then the unknown tive law judge on the Conservation Docket at the Western Regional Service Office of heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees and assigns, both immediate and the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, remote, of such deceased individual; if any of the above-named parties which is a part- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. on the 8th day of August, 2011, and that this nership, corporation or other association is notice be published as required by law and dissolved, then the unknown successors, trustees and assigns, both immediate and the rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that remote, of such dissolved entity; and if any Applicant and interested parties may presof the above-named parties designated as a trustee is not presently acting in such capac- ent testimony by telephone. The cost of telephonic communication shall be paid by ity as trustee, then the unknown successor the person or persons requesting its use. or successors to such trustee. Interested parties who wish to participate NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that by telephone shall contact Applicant or ApApplicant, SandRidge Exploration and plicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing date, Production, LLC, has filed an application in this cause requesting the Corporation and provide their names and telephone Commission of Oklahoma to enter an numbers. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all order, to be effective as of the date of the interested persons may appear and be execution thereof or as of a date prior heard. For information concerning this acthereto, as follows: (i) amending Order No. tion, contact John R. Reeves, Attorney, OBA 201765 to delete Section 26, Township 28 North, Range 10 West of the IM, Alfalfa #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, from the purview and City, Oklahoma 73102, Telephone: (405) boundaries of the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Big Lime, Oswego and Mississippi Chat 235-1110; or Kevin Manning, SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, 123 Robseparate common sources of supply and ert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to vacate the 160-acre drilling and spacing units previously formed by such order for 73102-6406, Telephone: (405) 429-5788. CORPORATION COMMISSION the Tonkawa common source of supply of supply in said Section 26 and the 80-acre OF OKLAHOMA drilling and spacing units formed in said DANA L. MURPHY, Chair Section 26 for the Cottage Grove, Big Lime, JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman Oswego and Mississippi Chat separate BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner common sources of supply; (ii) amending DONE AND PERFORMED this 18th day Order No. 281955 to delete said Section of July, 2011. 26 from the purview and boundaries of the BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: Cherokee Sand common source of supply PEGGY MITCHELL, and to vacate the 160-acre drilling and Commission Secretary

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & any such subsurface location, from any Republican Thursday, July 21, 2011. 1t point on or along such horizontal portion or BEFORE THE CORPORATION lateral and from any point on or along such COMMISSION OF THE STATE completion interval, and to be completed OF OKLAHOMA in and to produce hydrocarbons from the APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE above-named separate common sources EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, of supply, with such authorization and LLC permission running in favor of Applicant RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION or some other party recommended by EXCEPTION Applicant; and (ii) establishing a proper LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 25, allowable for the proposed well involved Township 27 North, Range 9 herein as to the separate common sources West of the IM, Alfalfa County, of supply covered hereby, which allowable Oklahoma Applicant requests be established as a full Cause CD No. 201103462 allowable with no downward adjustment NOTICE OF HEARING made thereto. STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the sons, owners, producers, operators, application in this cause requests that the purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and order to be entered in this matter be made all other interested persons, particularly in effective as of the date of the execution Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. thereof or as of a date prior thereto and NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that that the authorization and permission Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and requested herein run in favor of Applicant Production, LLC, has filed an application or some other party recommended by in this cause requesting the Corporation Applicant. Commission of Oklahoma to enter an NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the order, to be effective as of the date of the “land sections adjacent to the area within execution thereof or as of a date prior the location exception” requested herein thereto, as follows: (i) authorizing and in said Section 25 in regard to the subsurpermitting an exception to the permitted face location tolerance areas described well location tolerances in the 640-acre above are Sections 23, 24, 26, 35 and 36, drilling and spacing units formed in Section Township 27 North, Range 9 West of the 25, Township 27 North, Range 9 West of IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. The other the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, for the “land sections” surrounding said Section Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Oswego, Red 25 are Sections 19, 30 and 31, Township Fork, Mississippi Chester and Mississippi 27 North, Range 8 West of the IM, Grant Lime separate common sources of supply, County, Oklahoma. so as to allow a well to be drilled from a NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this surface location being not closer than 200 cause is set before an administrative law feet from the north line and not closer than judge for hearing, taking of evidence and 660 feet from the west line of said Section reporting to the Corporation Commission 25 to subsurface locations of such well’s of Oklahoma. entry into and such well’s exit from each NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this of the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Oswego cause is set for hearing before an adminand Red Fork separate common sources istrative law judge on the Conservation of supply being as follows: not closer than Docket at the Western Regional Service 200 feet from the north line and 660 feet Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim from the west line of said Section 25, and Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Bouto subsurface locations of such well’s enlevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 try into and such well’s exit and potential A.M. on the 8th day of August, 2011, and exit from each of the Mississippi Chester, that this notice be published as required by Mississippi Lime or both such separate law and the rules of the Commission. common sources of supply being as folNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that lows: not closer than 200 feet from the Applicant and interested parties may presnorth line and 660 feet from the west line ent testimony by telephone. The cost of of said Section 25, with the first perforation telephonic communication shall be paid by in the horizontal portion or lateral of the the person or persons requesting its use. borehole of such well in the Mississippi Interested parties who wish to participate Chester, Mississippi Lime or both such by telephone shall contact Applicant or separate common sources of supply beApplicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing ing as follows: not closer than 330 feet date, and provide their names and telefrom the north line and 660 feet from the phone numbers. west line of said Section 25, and with the NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all last perforation in the horizontal portion or interested persons may appear and be lateral of the borehole of such well in the heard. For information concerning this Mississippi Chester, Mississippi Lime or action, contact John R. Reeves, attorboth such separate common sources of ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two supply being as follows: not closer than Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, 200 feet from the south line and 660 feet Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Telefrom the west line of said Section 15, phone: (405) 235-1110; or Luke Roberts, and with the terminus or end point of the SandRidge Exploration and Production, horizontal portion or lateral of the borehole LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma of such well and such well’s potential exit City, Oklahoma 73102-6406, Telephone: from the Mississippi Chester and Missis(405) 429-6344. sippi Lime separate common sources of CORPORATION COMMISSION supply being as follows: not closer than OF OKLAHOMA 200 feet from the south line and 660 feet DANA L. MURPHY, Chair from the west line of said Section 25, and JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman with a “tolerance distance” for the aboveBOB ANTHONY, Commissioner described subsurface locations, horizontal DONE AND PERFORMED this 14th day portion or lateral and completion interval of July, 2011. of such well being as follows: a distance BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: of not more than 100 feet in an easterly PEGGY MITCHELL, direction and in a westerly direction from Commission Secretary

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & and spacing unit covered hereby, and not Republican Thursday, July 21, 2011. 1t limited to a single wellbore. The Applicants BEFORE THE CORPORATION in this cause states that Applicants have COMMISSION proposed the development of the separate OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA common sources of supply in the drilling APPLICANTS: CHESAPEAKE and spacing unit involved herein under a OPERATING, INC. AND CHESAPEAKE plan of development and have proposed EXPLORATION, L.L.C. to commence such plan of development RELIEF SOUGHT: POOLING of such unit by an initial well in the lands LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 3 covered hereby, and that Applicants have TOWNSHIP 25 NORTH RANGE 12 been unable to reach an agreement with WEST OF THE IM ALFALFA COUNTY, the owners of drilling rights named as reOKLAHOMA spondents herein with respect to such proCause CD No. 201103429 posed plan of development of the separate NOTICE OF HEARING common sources of supply in the drilling STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perand spacing unit covered hereby. sons, owners, producers, operators, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and application in this cause requests that one all other interested persons, particularly or both of the Applicants, including Chesain Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the peake Exploration, L.L.C. acting by and following: Michael W. Brown; Ceja Corthrough its agent, Chesapeake Operating, poration; D & B Production, LLC; Eagle Inc., or some other party recommended Energy Production, LLC; Kevin Foxx; by Applicants be designated as operaKevin Foxx; Fractalsoft, LLC; Millbrae tor under the order to be entered in this Natural Gas, LLC; Ophir Energy Corporacause of the separate common sources tion; SCM Development, LLC; Wayne M. of supply in the drilling and spacing unit Thorndyke; U. S. Oil and Gas Holdings, involved herein, including the proposed LLC; Greg Wallace; and, if any of the initial well and any subsequent wells under named individuals be deceased, then the Applicants’ proposed plan of development unknown heirs, executors, administrators, of such unit. Applicants may request up to devisees, trustees and assigns, both imone year from the date of the order to enter mediate and remote, of such deceased in this cause, within which to commence individual; if any of the named entities is a the initial well. dissolved partnership, corporation or other NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that association, then the unknown successors, this cause will be referred to an Admintrustees and assigns, both immediate istrative Law Judge for hearing, taking of and remote, of such dissolved entity; if evidence and reporting to the Corporation any of the named parties designated as Commission. a trustee is not presently acting in such NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this capacity as trustee, then the unknown cause will be heard before an Administrasuccessor or successors to such trustee; tive Law Judge on the Merits Docket at if any of the named parties designated as the Corporation Commission, First Floor, an attorney-in-fact is not presently acting in Jim Thorpe Building, Oklahoma City, such capacity as attorney-in-fact, then the Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m., on the 8th day of unknown successor or successors to such August 2011, and that this notice will be attorney-in-fact; and if any of the named published as required by law and the rules entities are corporations which do not conof the Commission. tinue to have legal existence, the unknown NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that trustees or assigns of such parties. the Applicants and interested parties may NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Appresent testimony by telephone. The cost plicants, Chesapeake Operating, Inc. and of telephonic communication shall be paid Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., have filed by the person or persons requesting its an application in this cause requesting the use. An interested party who wishes to Corporation Commission to enter an order participate by telephone shall contact the pooling the interests of the oil and gas Applicants or Applicants’ attorney, prior to owners, and adjudicating the rights and the hearing date, and provide his or her equities with respect thereto, in the 640name and phone number. acre drilling and spacing unit comprised of NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all Section 3, Township 25 North, Range 12 interested persons may appear and be West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, heard. For information concerning this acfor the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Oswego tion contact Nathan Cook, landman, (405) and Red Fork separate common sources of 935-8257, or Emily P. Smith, attorney, OBA supply, as well as in the proposed 640-acre No. 20805, (405) 935-8203, Chesapeake drilling and spacing unit in Cause CD No. Operating, Inc., P.O. Box 18496, Oklahoma 201103427, for the Mississippian and Big City, Oklahoma 73154-0496. Please refer Lime separate common sources of supply, to Cause CD Number. underlying Section 3, Township 25 North, DONE AND PERFORMED THIS 11th Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, day of July 2011. Oklahoma, with respect to the developCORPORATION COMMISSION ment of such separate common sources OF OKLAHOMA of supply in such unit. The interests of the DANA L. MURPHY, Chair oil and gas owners involved herein and the JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman rights and equities in respect thereto are BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner sought here to be pooled and adjudicated BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: pursuant to Tit. 52, Okla. Stat., Section PEGGY MITCHELL, 87.1 within and on the basis of the drilling Commission Secretary

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & and permission running in favor of ApRepublican Thursday, July 21, 2011. 1t plicant or some other party recommended BEFORE THE CORPORATION by Applicant; and (ii) establishing a proper COMMISSION OF THE STATE allowable for the proposed well involved OF OKLAHOMA herein as to the separate common sources APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE of supply covered hereby, which allowable EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, Applicant requests be established as a full LLC allowable with no downward adjustment RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION made thereto. Such application further EXCEPTION states that there is currently pending before LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 36, the Commission an application of Applicant Township 28 North, Range 10 to form 640-acre drilling and spacing units West of the IM, Alfalfa County, in said Section 36 for the Tonkawa, Cottage Oklahoma Grove, Oswego, Cherokee and MississipCause CD No. 201103510 pian separate common sources of supply. NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perapplication in this cause requests that the sons, owners, producers, operators, order to be entered in this matter be made purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and effective as of the date of the execution all other interested persons, particularly in thereof or as of a date prior thereto and that Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the the authorization and permission requested following: Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; herein run in favor of Applicant or some Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C.; and if any other party recommended by Applicant. of the above-named parties is a dissolved NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the partnership, corporation or other associa“land sections adjacent to the area within tion, then the unknown successors, trustees the location exception” requested herein in and assigns, both immediate and remote, said Section 36 in regard to the subsurface of such dissolved entity. location tolerance areas described above NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that are Section 25, Township 28 North, Range Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and 10 West of the IM; Sections 30 and 31, Production, LLC, has filed an application Township 28 North, Range 9 West of the in this cause requesting the Corporation IM; Section 6, Township 27 North, Range Commission of Oklahoma to enter an order, 9 West of the IM; and Section 1, Township to be effective as of the date of the execu28 North, Range 10 West of the IM, all in tion thereof or as of a date prior thereto, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. The other “land as follows: (i) authorizing and permitting sections” surrounding said Section 36 are an exception to the permitted well location Sections 26 and 35, Township 28 North, tolerances in the 640-acre drilling and spacRange 10 West of the IM, and Section 2, ing units to be formed in Section 36, TownTownship 27 North, Range 10 West of the ship 28 North, Range 10 West of the IM, IM, all in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, for the Tonkawa, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this Cottage Grove, Oswego, Cherokee and cause is set before an administrative law Mississippian separate common sources judge for hearing, taking of evidence and of supply, so as to allow a well to be drilled reporting to the Corporation Commission from a surface location being not closer than of Oklahoma. 200 feet from the north line and not closer NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this than 660 feet from the east line of said Seccause is set for hearing before an admintion 36 to subsurface locations of such well’s istrative law judge on the Conservation entry into and such well’s exit from each of Docket at the Western Regional Service the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Oswego and Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim Cherokee separate common sources of Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Bousupply and to a subsurface location of such levard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 well’s entry into the Mississippian common A.M. on the 8th day of August , 2011, and source of supply being as follows: not closer that this notice be published as required by than 200 feet from the north line and 660 law and the rules of the Commission. feet from the east line of said Section 36, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that with the first perforation in the horizontal Applicant and interested parties may presportion or lateral of the borehole of such ent testimony by telephone. The cost of well in the Mississippian common source of telephonic communication shall be paid by supply being as follows: not closer than 330 the person or persons requesting its use. feet from the north line and 660 feet from Interested parties who wish to participate the east line of said Section 36, and with by telephone shall contact Applicant or Apthe last perforation in the horizontal portion plicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing date, or lateral of the borehole of such well in the and provide their names and telephone Mississippian common source of supply benumbers. ing as follows: not closer than 330 feet from NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all the south line and 660 feet from the east line interested persons may appear and be of said Section 36, and with the terminus or heard. For information concerning this acend point of the horizontal portion or lateral tion, contact John R. Reeves, Attorney, OBA of the borehole of such well in the Missis#7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two Leadership sippian common source of supply being as Square, 211 North Robinson, Oklahoma follows: not closer than 200 feet from the City, Oklahoma 73102, Telephone: (405) south line and 660 feet from the east line 235-1110; or Kevin Manning, SandRidge of said Section 36, and with a “tolerance Exploration and Production, LLC, 123 Robdistance” for the above-described subsurert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, face locations, horizontal portion or lateral 73102-6406, Telephone: (405) 429-5788. and completion interval of such well being CORPORATION COMMISSION as follows: a distance of not more than 100 OF OKLAHOMA feet in an easterly direction and in a westerly DANA L. MURPHY, Chair direction from any such subsurface location, JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman from any point on or along such horizontal BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner portion or lateral and from any point on or DONE AND PERFORMED this 18th day along such completion interval, and to be of July, 2011. completed in and to produce hydrocarbons BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: from the above-named separate common PEGGY MITCHELL, sources of supply, with such authorization Commission Secretary


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LEGAL NOTICES Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, July 14, Thursday, July 21, and Thursday, July 28, 2011. 3t INVITATION TO BID EASEMENT #8933 The Commissioners of the Land Office, an agency of the State of Oklahoma, offers for sale by sealed bid, a 20 year easement for a 7” saltwater pipeline in the N/2 Section 36-T29N-R11WIM, Alfalfa County, subject to all rules and regulations of the Land Office. Appraised value is $21,100.00. Bids less than the appraised price will not be considered. Successful bidder must pay all advertising costs prior to issuance of the easement. Sealed bids must be received in our office by 2:00 pm on Thursday, August 11, 2011. Outside of envelope must be marked “SEALED BID FOR EASEMENT #8933”. Mail to Commissioners of the Land Office, 120 N. Robinson, Suite 1000W, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. Proceeds of sale benefit the school children of Oklahoma. Additional information may be obtained from the Real Estate Management Division of the Commissioners of the Land Office by calling (405) 521-4136 or email james.spurgeon@clo.ok.gov

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, July 14, Thursday, July 21, and Thursday, July 28, 2011. 3t INVITATION TO BID EASEMENT #8934 The Commissioners of the Land Office, an agency of the State of Oklahoma, offers for sale by sealed bid, a 20 year easement for a 7” saltwater pipeline in the SW/4 Section 33-T29NR12WIM, Alfalfa County, subject to all rules and regulations of the Land Office. Appraised value is $8,800.00. Bids less than the appraised price will not be considered. Successful bidder must pay all advertising costs prior to issuance of the easement. Sealed bids must be received in our office by 2:00 pm on Thursday, August 11, 2011. Outside of envelope must be marked “SEALED BID FOR EASEMENT #8934”. Mail to Commissioners of the Land Office, 120 N. Robinson, Suite 1000W, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. Proceeds of sale benefit the school children of Oklahoma. Additional information may be obtained from the Real Estate Management Division of the Commissioners of the Land Office by calling (405) 521-4136 or email james.spurgeon@clo.ok.gov

Legal notice 149 words, 2intabthe Cherokee Messenger & and spacing units; and (iii) granting such Published 12p CherokeeThursday, July 21, 2011. 1t Republican other and further relief as may be proper BEFORE THE CORPORATION based upon the evidence presented at the 149 words, 2 tab COMMISSION OF THE STATE hearing Cherokee,herein. 12p OF OKLAHOMA NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE application in this cause requests that the EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, order to be entered in this matter be made LLC effective as of the date of the execution RELIEF SOUGHT: SPACING thereof or as of a date prior thereto and LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 36, seeks to amend the above-named orders Township 28 North, Range 10 in the manner set forth above. West of the IM, Alfalfa County, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this Oklahoma cause is set before an administrative law Cause CD No. 201103509 judge for hearing, taking of evidence and NOTICE OF HEARING reporting to the Commission. STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this sons, owners, producers, operators, cause will be heard before an administrapurchasers and takers of oil and gas, and tive law judge on the Conservation Docket all other interested persons, particularly at the Western Regional Service Office of in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe following: Robert D. Broce, a/k/a Robert Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Dale Broce, a/k/a Robert Broce; Judith Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. Ann Broce; Kimberly Broce Walker; Kevin on the 8th day of August , 2011, and that Broce; Kelli Broce; and if any of the above- this notice be published as required by law named individuals be deceased, then the and the rules of the Commission. unknown heirs, executors, administrators, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that devisees, trustees and assigns, both im- Applicant and interested parties may presmediate and remote, of such deceased ent testimony by telephone. The cost of individual. telephonic communication shall be paid by NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the person or persons requesting its use. Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and Interested parties who wish to participate Production, LLC, has filed an application by telephone shall contact Applicant or in this cause requesting the Corporation Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing Commission of Oklahoma to enter an date, and provide their names and teleorder, to be effective as of the date of the phone numbers. execution thereof or as of a date prior NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all thereto, as follows: (i) amending Order interested persons may appear and be Nos. 268209 and 405386 to delete Section heard. For information concerning this 36, Township 28 North, Range 10 West of action, contact John R. Reeves, Attorthe IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, from the ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two purview and boundaries of the Tonkawa, Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, Cottage Grove, Cherokee Sand, MissisOklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Telesippi Chat and Mississippi Lime separate phone: (405) 235-1110; or Kevin Manning, common sources of supply and to vacate SandRidge Exploration and Production, the 160-acre drilling and spacing units LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma previously formed by such orders for the City, Oklahoma 73102-6406, Telephone: Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Cherokee Sand, (405) 429-5788. Mississippi Chat and Mississippi Lime CORPORATION COMMISSION separate common sources of supply of OF OKLAHOMA supply in said Section 36; (ii) establishing DANA L. MURPHY, Chair the initial boundaries of the Tonkawa, JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman Cottage Grove, Oswego, Cherokee and BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner Mississippian separate common sources DONE AND PERFORMED this 18th day of supply of gas so as to cover and include of July, 2011. said Section 36, and forming proper drilling BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: and spacing units in such section for such PEGGY MITCHELL, separate common sources of supply, which Commission Secretary units should be formed as 640-acre drilling CLXCL LPXLP

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Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & be issued to David H. Tanner as Personal Republican Thursday, July 21, 2011. 1t Representative and for a judicial determiIN THE DISTRICT COURT nation of the heirs, devisees and legatees IN AND FOR ALFALFA COUNTY of said decedent. STATE OF OKLAHOMA Pursuant to an Order of the Court, noPB-2011-22 tice is hereby given that on the 2nd day of In the Matter of the Estate of FLOYD August, 2011, at 1:30 p.m., the Petition will FRED TANNER, Deceased. be heard at the District Courtroom, Alfalfa NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION County Courthouse, Cherokee, Oklahoma, FOR PROBATE OF WILL, when and where all persons interested APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL may appear and contest the same. REPRESENTATIVE AND IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have DETERMINATION OF HEIRS, hereunto set my hand this 18th day of DEVISEES AND LEGATEES July, 2011. NOTICE is hereby given to all persons /s/Loren E. Angle interested in the Estate of Floyd Fred TanThe Honorable Loren Angle ner, deceased, that on the 18th day of July, Judge of the District Court 2011, David H. Tanner produced in the Approved: District Court of Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, /s/Tina A. Hall an instrument in writing purporting to be Tina A. Hall, OBA #014028 the Last Will and Testament of Floyd Fred 1705 S. Van Buren Tanner, Deceased, and also filed in said Enid, OK 73701 Court his Petition together with a copy of (580) 242-8462 said Will, praying that the Will be admitted Attorney for Petitioner to probate, that Letters Testamentary to Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & formed as a 640-acre horizontal well unit; Republican Thursday, July 21, 2011. 1t (ii) determining that the 640-acre horizontal BEFORE THE CORPORATION well unit to be formed in this cause for the COMMISSION OF THE STATE Mississippian common source of supply in OF OKLAHOMA said Section 15 will supersede the existing APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE non-developed 160-acre non-horizontal EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, drilling and spacing units previously formed LLC for the Mississippian common source of RELIEF SOUGHT: SPACING supply in said Section 15; and (iii) granting HORIZONTAL WELL UNIT such other and further relief as may be LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 15, proper based upon the evidence presented Township 28 North, Range 10 at the hearing herein. West of the IM, Alfalfa County, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Oklahoma application in this cause requests that the Cause CD No. 201103494 order to be entered in this matter be made NOTICE OF HEARING effective as of the date of the execution STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perthereof or as of a date prior thereto. sons, owners, producers, operators, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and cause is set before an administrative law all other interested persons, particularly judge for hearing, taking of evidence and in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the reporting to the Commission. following: Atchley Resources, Inc.; Charles NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this Mark Crawford; Charles T. Clark Living cause will be heard before an administraTrust, dated 3/21/1997, and the Trustee tive law judge on the Conservation Docket of such trust; Charles T. Clark, Jr.; Brenda at the Western Regional Service Office of J. Clark; Chesapeake Exploration, LLC; the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; Diana Brown; Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Donna Lee Simmons; Robert Jake SimOklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. mons; Ellen Crawford; Josh W. Allen; on the 8th day of August , 2011, and that Jessica Allen; Karen Lynn Settle; Phyllis this notice be published as required by law J. Clark Living Trust, dated 3/21/1997, and and the rules of the Commission. the Trustee of such trust; Robert C. Atkins; NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Teresa A. Loeser; if any of the aboveApplicant and interested parties may presnamed individuals be deceased, then the ent testimony by telephone. The cost of unknown heirs, executors, administrators, telephonic communication shall be paid by devisees, trustees and assigns, both imthe person or persons requesting its use. mediate and remote, of such deceased Interested parties who wish to participate individual; if any of the above-named par- by telephone shall contact Applicant or ties is a dissolved partnership, corporation Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing or other association, then the unknown date, and provide their name and telesuccessors, trustees and assigns, both phone number. immediate and remote, of such dissolved NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all entity; and if any of the above-named parinterested persons may appear and be ties designated as a trustee is not presently heard. For information concerning this acting in such capacity as trustee, then action, contact John R. Reeves, attorthe unknown successor or successors to ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two such trustee. Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, TeleApplicant, SandRidge Exploration and phone: (405) 235-1110; or Kevin Manning, Production, LLC, has filed an application SandRidge Exploration and Production, in this cause requesting the CorporaLLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma tion Commission of Oklahoma to enter City, OK 73102-6406, Telephone: (405) an order, to be effective as of the date 429-5788. of the execution thereof or as of a date CORPORATION COMMISSION prior thereto, as follows: (i) confirming and OF OKLAHOMA establishing the initial boundaries of the DANA L. MURPHY, Chair Mississippian common source of supply JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman of oil so as to cover and include Section BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner 15, Township 28 North, Range 10 West DONE AND PERFORMED this 15th day of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, and of July, 2011. forming a proper horizontal well unit for BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: such common source of supply in such PEGGY MITCHELL, section, which unit Applicant requests be Commission Secretary

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Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & east Quarter (SE/4) of Section One (1), Republican Thursday, July 21, and ThursTownship Twenty-eight (28) North, Range day, July 28, 2011. 2t Twelve (12), W.I.M., Alfalfa County, OklaIN THE DISTRICT COURT homa. IN AND FOR ALFALFA COUNTY That the Defendants, and each of them, STATE OF OKLAHOMA be adjudged to have no right, title, claim, CV-11-13 estate or interest in and to the real property Nell Jean Meyers and Jack L. Meyers involved in this cause of action and that as Trustees of the Nell Jean Meyers Rethey, and each of them, be perpetually vocable Living Trust, dated July 1, 1993, barred and enjoined from setting up or Plaintiffs, vs. asserting any right, title, claim, estate, or K&E Railway Company, a Texas Liminterest in and to said property. That said ited Liability Company, and its Successors Defendants, and each of them, must anand Assigns, Defendants. swer the Petition filed herein by Plaintiffs NOTICE BY PUBLICATION on or before the 31st day of August, 2011, THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO DEor said Petition will be taken as true and FENDANTS: correct and judgment rendered accordK&E Railway Company, a Texas Limingly decreeing that said Plaintiffs are the ited Liability Company, and its Successors owners of the property described in said and Assigns. Petition. YOU and each of you, are hereby notiGiven under my hand and seal this 18th fied that Plaintiffs have filed a Petition in day of July, 2011. the District Court of Alfalfa County, State Lori Irwin, Court Clerk of Oklahoma, Case No. CV-11-13, against SEAL By: Lori Irwin you, and each of you, alleging that they Francis “Fritz” McGee, OBA #5985 are the fee simple owners of the following McGee Law Firm, P.L.L.C. described real property situated in Alfalfa Attorney for Plaintiffs County, State of Oklahoma, to-wit: 111 1/2 South Grand The Railroad Right of Way described Cherokee, Oklahoma 73728 as a strip of land one hundred feet (100’) (580) 596-3550 wide through, over and across the SouthLegal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & of supply underlying such section, with the Republican Thursday, July 21, 2011. 1t permitted well for the units to be located not BEFORE THE CORPORATION less than 1320 feet from the unit boundary; COMMISSION (iii) establishing the initial boundaries of the OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA Mississippian common source of supply APPLICANTS: CHESAPEAKE of gas so as to cover and include Section OPERATING, INC. AND CHESAPEAKE 3, Township 25 North, Range 12 West of EXPLORATION, L.L.C. the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, which RELIEF SOUGHT: SPACING section Applicants request be formed as LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 3 a 640-acre drilling and spacing unit for TOWNSHIP 25 NORTH RANGE 12 such formation underlying such section WEST OF THE IM ALFALFA COUNTY, with the permitted well for the units to OKLAHOMA be located not less than 1320 feet from Cause CD No. 201103427 the unit boundary; and (iv) granting such NOTICE OF HEARING other and further relief as may be proper STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perbased upon the evidence presented at the sons, owners, producers, operators, hearing herein. purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the all other interested persons, particularly in application in this cause requests that the Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, more particuorder to be entered in this matter be made larly the parties set out on the Exhibit “A” effective as of the date of the execution attached to the application on file in this thereof or as of a date prior thereto. cause, and, if any of the named individuals NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that be deceased, then the unknown heirs, exthis cause will be referred to an Adminecutors, administrators, devisees, trustees istrative Law Judge for hearing, taking of and assigns, both immediate and remote, evidence and reporting to the Corporation of such deceased individual; if any of the Commission. named entities is a dissolved partnership, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that corporation or other association, then the this cause will be heard before an Adminunknown successors, trustees and as- istrative Law Judge on the Conservation signs, both immediate and remote, of such Docket at the Corporation Commission, dissolved entity; if any of the named parties First Floor, Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 designated as a trustee is not presently North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, acting in such capacity as trustee, then the Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m., on the 8th day of unknown successor or successors to such August 2011, and that this notice will be trustee; if any of the named parties desigpublished as required by law and the rules nated as an attorney-in-fact is not presently of the Commission. acting in such capacity as attorney-in-fact, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that then the unknown successor or successors the Applicants and interested parties may to such attorney-in-fact; and if any of the present testimony by telephone. The cost named entities are corporations which of telephonic communication shall be paid do not continue to have legal existence, by the person or persons requesting its the unknown trustees or assigns of such use. An interested party who wishes to parties. participate by telephone shall contact the NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ApApplicants or Applicants’ attorney, prior to plicants, Chesapeake Operating, Inc. and the hearing date, and provide his or her Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., have filed name and phone number. an application in this cause requesting the NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all Corporation Commission to enter an order, interested persons may appear and be as follows: (i) amending Order No. 154681 heard. For information concerning this acto delete Section 3, Township 25 North, tion contact Nathan Cook, landman, (405) Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, 935-8257, or Emily P. Smith, attorney, OBA Oklahoma, from the purview of the Missis- No. 20805, (405) 935-8203, Chesapeake sippi Solid common source of supply and Operating, Inc., P.O. Box 18496, Oklahoma to vacate the -acre drilling and spacing unit City, Oklahoma 73154-0496. Please refer previously formed by such order for such to Cause CD Number. common source of supply in such lands; CORPORATION COMMISSION (ii) amending Order No. 120092 of the OF OKLAHOMA Commission so as to enlarge and extend DANA L. MURPHY, Chair the boundaries of the Big Lime common JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman source of supply of gas so as to cover BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner and include Section 3, Township 25 North, DONE AND PERFORMED this 11th day Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, of July, 2011 Oklahoma, which section Applicants BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: request be formed as a 640-acre drilling PEGGY MITCHELL, and spacing unit for such common source Commission Secretary


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