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School bells ring Cherokee, Aline-Cleo back to school next week; Burlington, T’lake in 2 weeks

RED AND WHITE checked tile will greet the feet of Cherokee Junior High students when they return to school. The tile was installed as part of a $445,000 bond issue passed by voters in May.

By KORINA DOVE Messenger & Republican Staff School bells will sound this week in Cherokee and AlineCleo schools, and next week in the halls of Burlington and Timberlake. Students, parents, school faculty and administrators have had a little less than 12 weeks to get ready for another year of lectures, tests, report cards, athletic events and school lunches. CHEROKEE Cherokee Superintendent Cory Ellis will bring some skel-

etons out of the closet and shed light on issues that have been avoided and collecting dust for years during a town meeting he is calling before the first day of classes. “We’ve got to open our eyes up a little bit and start planning for tomorrow,” Ellis said Monday from his office. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium and is open to anyone who wants to attend. Ellis plans to address policies implemented by past adminis-

tration, the revitalization of the Cherokee Educational Foundation and a topic that brings even the most amicable citizen to a roaring boil – the Cherokee all-purpose track... or the lack of it. The new superintendent said he hopes to put plans in motion to build a new track in the near future but will discuss details in Tuesday’s public meeting. Partial funding for a new track was secured several years ago through a bond issue, but See BELLS Page 2

Postal Service tells area postmasters to ‘Zip it’ on closings study By KORINA DOVE Messenger & Republican Staff Mum’s the word on a study that could close two post offices in Alfalfa County and two others just across the county line. Postmasters in the county

– and throughout the United States – were instructed to keep their mouths shut about a study that could close up to 3,700 facilities across North America. “I just got off line from a teleconference and they said we are

not to talk about anything,” said Amorita Postmaster Iva Gates Wednesday, July 27, just a day after the U.S. Postal Service issued a press release announcing the study of possible post office closures. “And we don’t know

anything and they don’t either. It’s just a study. It doesn’t mean we’re going to be closed.” Amorita and Goltry post offices, along with Manchester Post Office in Grant County and Dacoma Post Office in Woods

Betty Buck’s blankets big hit worldwide By KORINA DOVE Messenger & Republican Staff Betty Buck has been masterminding a worldwide cover-up for almost 70 years. It’s easier to get her to talk about her husband Joe’s service in the Marines, however, than it is to get her to tell about the thousands of blankets she’s made and donated to people all over the world. “Joe was in the Marine Corps, so I made Marine Corps blankets for his buddies. Some (blankets) even were buried with them,” Buck said before she went into details about her husband’s secret missions and island-hopping adventures during World War II. Buck gets teary-eyed thinking about all the lives that have been touched by her creations. She sends blankets to people who need them, people who have little else to cling to, like widows from 9/11 in New York, See BLANKETS Page 2

Inside today... Wheat Price.............................. 2 Opinions................................... 4 Lifestyles.................................. 6 Funerals................................... 7 Legals................... 10, 11, 12, 13 Classifieds............................. 13 Sports..................................... 14

County, are under fire with 100 other facilities in the state. Officer in Charge Chelsea Thomas at the Goltry Post Office apologized but echoed Gates’ comments. “I can’t comment,” Thomas

said. The U.S. Postal Service announced that it will “be taking the next step in right-sizing its expansive retail network by conducting studies of... retail See POSTAL Page 5

Vote for ‘Kids’

Facebook election could win Kids Against Hunger a truck

BETTY BUCK of Cherokee lays out just a few samples of the fleece blankets she has sent to thousands of individuals throughout the world.

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Jet Lions Club gives Four Corners Quilt Retreat a boost with a sign.

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Kinsy Roberts is a Cowgirl in Training at a recent rodeo playday event.

Kids Against Hunger Northwest Oklahoma – which has packaged 1.8 million meals for the needy since locating in the former Cherokee Bowling Alley in December 2007 – needs a truck. Cherokee Messenger & Republican readers can help meet that need by casting a vote on Facebook Friday. Kids Against Hunger is one of 500 finalists in Toyota’s “100 Cars for Good” campaign, which has been awarding vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations since May 9. Votes for Kids Against Hunger can be cast all day “This is the only Friday only at www.facebook. com/toyota. day you can vote “This is the only day you for us. It’s only a can vote for us,” said Kids Against Hunger Board Memone day vote.” ber Gary Goeken. “It’s only a – Gary Goeken one-day vote.” Kids Against Hunger submitted one of 5,000 applications in the contest. Contestants were narrowed down to 500 finalists, each of which received cameras to record a two-minute video telling why their organization deserves a new truck. Goeken said Kids Against Hunger currently depends on Director Monte Stewart’s pickup to pull the organization’s trailer to various locations where volunteers package meals See VOTE Page 2

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Qando the drug dog is debtfree thanks to the Cherokee Rotary Club.


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Continued from Page 1 monies were used on school upgrades instead. Voters questioned the legality of the expenditures when past administrators reneged on promises to replace Cherokee’s outdated cinder track with a modern all-purpose surface. Ellis will also update parents, students and school district residents on a new pager system and plans to move fifthgraders back to the elementary school. Board of education members recently discussed the implementation of the “Alert Now” calling system, which is a Webbased pager system that can contact parents and guardians through phone, text or Facebook. The cost of the program was $800 and was funded through Title I federal grant monies. “It will call and remind parents about special events at school, like picture day... and bad weather,” Ellis said. “It’s imperative that the parents keep current contact information updated.” Parents will fill out contact forms for the new system during enrollment, which is set from 9 a.m. to noon today (Thursday) and Friday for sixth through eighth grades and from 1 to 3 p.m. for ninth through 12th grades in the media center at the high school. Pre-K through fifth grade will enroll from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Friday at the elementary school. Ellis said moving the fifth grade back to the elementary school was a decision he made after examining cost effectiveness, logistics and impact on student education. He will look at moving the sixth grade back to the elementary school for the 2012-13 school year. The move will depend on financing and student enrollment. The grades were moved from the elementary to the junior high during the 201011 school year. Parents enrolling their children at both schools are asked to complete all enrollment forms at the school during enrollment times. Open house will take place from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the elementary school and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the junior high and high school. Students are asked to bring all school supplies to open house. First day of class is Wednesday, Aug. 10, with doors opening at 8 a.m. at both locations. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8 a.m. The cost of breakfast and lunch for elementary students is $1.50. Junior high and high school students will pay $1.75 for each meal. Elementary students will be released from school at 3:10 p.m., and junior high and high school students will get out at 3:15 p.m. TIMBERLAKE Timberlake students are looking at Aug. 15 as the first day of class, and elementary students will have new sidewalks and new playground equipment they can look forward to using. Superintendent Brent Rous-

ey said Tuesday that crews are working to tear out sidewalks and get new ones installed in the back walkway of the elementary school in Jet before the first day of classes. “We’ve got a Pre-K room back there and it gives them safe passage,” Rousey said. The school also will order new playground equipment – a fundraising project spearheaded by teachers for the past few years – for installation in the fall. A bond issue also is on the horizon, but Rousey could not give specifics on what the proposed funding may provide. He said board members will discuss specifics during the Sept. 7 board meeting, which is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the superintendent’s office at the high school in Helena. Timberlake students will enroll from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at the high school and elementary school. Classes will begin at 8:05 a.m. and students will be released at 3:20 p.m. Breakfast starts at 7:45 a.m. with a cost of $1.50 for elementary and high school students, and $2 for adults and teachers. Lunch will cost $2 for elementary students, $2.25 for high school students and $3.50 for adults and teachers. Rousey said one new teacher will join the Timberlake staff. Terry Chapman will be a parttime coach for fifth through eighth-grade athletics. BURLINGTON With the resignation of Principal Joe Feely during the summer, Burlington administrators will take on extra duties for the 2011-12 school year. “We didn’t replace him,” said Superintendent Glen Elliott. “I’m going to do part of the principal’s duties.” Assistant Principal Aaron Randall and Counselor Stephanie Marteney also will fill in the gaps. New projects at the school include the continued renovation of the Little Gym and a couple new teachers. “We’re in the process of remodeling our Little Gym and we hope we are finished before school starts,” Elliott said. The school’s small gymnasium is used for elementary physical education classes, banquets, family reunions and community meetings. “It’s kind of the meeting place in Burlington,” Elliott said. Elliott expects about 160 students to enroll Aug. 16 at the following times: Seniors, 9 a.m.; juniors, 10 a.m.; sophomores, 11 a.m.; and freshmen, 1 p.m. Seventh-graders and younger will enroll the first day of classes, which is Aug. 17. “The first bell rings at 7:50 a.m. and the last bell rings at 3:15 p.m.,” Elliott said. Lunch prices are $1.50 for elementary students. Junior high and high school students will pay $2. Faculty members will be charged $2.25 and guests will pay $4 per meal. New teachers include Kelly Campbell, second grade, and Jenell Newman, who is moving from a combined second- and

third-grade class to first grade. “We’re still looking for a bus driver,” Elliott said. Former bus driver Neal Gordon vacated the position to take up full-time ministry in Alva. “Neal’s been driving for five or six years, maybe longer than that,” Elliott said. “He’s done a really good job for us. We hate to lose him.” ALINE-CLEO Aline-Cleo Public Schools will gain an exchange student and concentrate on common core standards during the 201112 school year. “I love these foreign exchange students,” said Superintendent Patricia Cox, who will oversee about 85 students in both the elementary and high school. “They add flavor to our school and our culture. It’s nice to have them come.” The exchange student scheduled to enroll in school is a native of Austria and will be either a junior or senior. The new student will join several new teachers, including new Principal Sam Downs. “He is a Pre-K through 12th grade principal,” Cox said. “He comes from the Ponca City area. He’s going to add a lot of color to our school.” Cox said she has known Downs for several years and he brings years of experience to the table. He joins new high school science teacher Shawn Cusic, math and high school girls basketball coach Stuart Kinsey, elementary teacher Roxie Kinsey, fifth grade teacher Pam Musick, boys coach, social studies and history teacher Taylor Brinker, and second-grade teacher Kendi Wooten. “We have a lot of new staff,” Cox said. “I think they’re going to bring a lot of enthusiasm and new blood to the school system – rejuvenate the school with all their excitement. Sometimes when you bring in new people it does generate that.” Cox said teachers will concentrate on a method of teaching called “Response to Intervention” (RTI), which helps keep students from falling behind and needing special education services. “We’re having some of our own staff who have been involved in this movement to educate our teachers on filling the gaps where students sometimes fall,” she said. “It’s been around forever. We’ve always been taught through education that we have to do various teaching styles … but we’re really focusing on that right now.” Enrollment for Aline-Cleo Public Schools took place Tuesday through today, but students can enroll the first day of class (Aug. 11) if they missed the scheduled enrollment dates. Classes begin at 8:22 a.m. and end at 3:22 p.m. Breakfast is served at 7:45 a.m. at a cost of $1 for Pre-K through fourth grade, $1.25 for fifth through 12th grades, $1.75 for employees and $2.50 for guests. Lunch is $1.50 for Pre-K through fourth grade, $1.75 for fifth through 12th grades, $1.75 for employees and $3.75 for guests.

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Continued from Page 1 children in St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., a boys orphanage in Africa and most recently, victims of the Joplin, Mo. and Piedmont tornadoes. “I think I made 25 for Piedmont (tornado victims),” Buck said. “I don’t ever keep track of how many I’ve made.” Family and friends say the number of blankets she’s made and delivered registers in the thousands. Buck takes the humble approach and claims less than that. “The girls (her granddaughters Chris Parker, Angie Buck and Jamie Beisel) asked me one time how many blankets I’ve made and I said, ‘Heavens, I have no idea – hundreds.’” Although Buck has been making blankets since the 1940s, it was her own hardship that led to her making her signature pieces for which she is best known in Alfalfa County. “In December 2000, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma,” Buck said. “It attacks the lymph nodes and it was every place.” Her daughter, Susan, made her a fleece blanket to comfort her during treatment. “That’s the first fleece blanket that I’d seen,” Buck said. After the Sept. 11, 2001, attack in New York City, Buck began whipping out fleece blankets for widows and babies affected by the attacks. She also sent several blankets to the Salvation Army. Her dedication to her outreach program takes up a good part of her time and some money out of her pocket, but she has made it her mission to supply the masses with comfort. “This isn’t a cheap project. It’s just something I do. It keeps me busy,” Buck said. “It takes about four hours to do a blanket, by the time you trim them … and tie them. “Then I always wash them and put them in a plastic bag. The people who get them love them, especially the kids.” She not only makes them for children in need but she also

shares her “security blankets” with the elderly, her own grandchildren and other youngsters in the county. “It’s just such a joy for me to see these kids be so happy,” Buck said. “They just love their blankets.” She once sent five plastic tubs full of blankets to Birth Choice of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. “This lady, she was just floored that somebody would make blankets,” Buck said. “Susan said they just danced around (because) they were so happy to get these blankets.” Carol Grover’s preschool children at the Friends Church in Cherokee also may have danced around when each student in class received a blanket during Easter. “They were from the Easter bunny,” Buck joked. “(Pastor) Joe (Woods) said, ‘Betty, I wish you could have seen those kids. They were so tickled with

them.’” She even received a thankyou note from one student, Lanie Ginder, who said the ladybug blanket she received was her favorite. Buck has another blanket ready for Lanie’s new baby brother, Trevon, and two other babies in the community, Quinn Ream and Grady Mahieu. Buck hopes the babies find as much comfort in her blankets as others have. “Shorty Kildow was a Marine and I made him a blanket,” Buck said. “Joe and I took it to him (when his health was failing).” When Kildow passed away, his son Bobby asked Buck if the family could bury Kildow with the blanket. Buck was moved by the family’s considerations. She used a crumpled up tissue to wipe tears from both her eyes and whispered, “It’s kind of touching to hear these stories.”

VOTE Continued from Page 1 to feed the hungry. The trailer also is used to deliver boxes of food to pantries and food drives in the state. Savings realized from winning a vehicle instead of having to purchase one would be equivalent to the cost of about 100,000 meals, a Kids Against Hunger spokesperson said. The local group’s video can be seen at http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=uQmbvLN1cIU or by visiting www.youtube.com and searching for KAHNWOK.

Finalists not receiving new trucks will be awarded $1,000 – making each finalist a winner no matter what. Kids Against Hunger Northwest Oklahoma is currently supported by donations and volunteer labor only. Meals are distributed locally to food banks, including 9,504 monthly to the Regional Food Bank in Oklahoma City, as well as to other countries such as Haiti, Liberia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe in Africa, the Philippines, Mexico and Brazil.

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Anti-deficit lobby rewrites history By DEAN BAKER Center for Economic and Policy Research Protracted negotiations over the debt ceiling, as well as the final package agreed to by President Obama and the congressional leadership, show what happens when a small minority is allowed to gain control over national debate. While polls consistently show that the vast majority of the public sees jobs as the main problem facing the economy, there has been a well-funded crusade to ignore public opinion and make cuts to social insurance programs and other spending the top priority for Congress and the president. ...The anti-deficit lobby has been willing to rewrite the history of the downturn and the deficit. The data clearly show that the large deficits of recent years follow from the downturn caused by the collapse of the housing bubble. Prior to the downturn, the deficits projected for 2009 and subsequent years were relatively modest. In fact, even with the tax cuts, the cost of the wars and the Medicare prescription drug benefit, the debt-to-GDP (Gross Domestic Product) ratio fell from 2004 through 2007. ...Leaders should have been focused on restoring the economy to its potential. This would be the most effective way to bring the deficit down to a manageable level. However the anti-deficit lobby has managed to dominate public debate and essentially pushed the sputtering economy off the agenda for both the president and congress. Cuts put in place as part of this deal will modestly slow growth in the short-term and are likely to take a big bite out of the investment portions of the budget over the longer term. The agreement sets in motion a process that could result in substantial cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to meet its debt targets. This would hurt retirees and near retirees, many of whom saw much of their wealth eliminated with the collapse of the housing bubble. Remarkably, there is nothing here that would increase taxes on corporations or the wealthy even as the data show a record high profit share and polls show public support for higher taxes to balance spending cuts in any debt ceiling deal. At a time when growth has slowed to a near halt and the unemployment rate is again rising, it is tragic that the nation’s political leadership has spent the last few months crafting a deal that is likely to slow growth further and take away supports from the people who have been hit hardest by the downturn.

Rural pressure By CHUCK HASSEBROOK Center for Rural Affairs While President Barack Obama, Speaker of the House John Boehner and other congressional leaders worked to reach an eleventh hour compromise that would allow the national debt ceiling to increase... many in rural America continued to try to sort out what all the horse-trading will mean for their communities. Rural development funding for small towns and small business will face growing pressure under the agreement, which will reduce annual appropriations for all programs by nearly $1 trillion over the next decade. But rural development funding has already been cut by more than one fourth, just since 2003. There is an alternative to reducing investments in the future of rural communities. We should make the first cut by putting hard caps on subsidies to the nation’s largest farms – subsidies they use to drive mid-size farms out of agriculture. The current policy of unlimited mega farm subsidies is so misguided that smart reforms could both save money AND strengthen rural America. It seems like a no-brainer for both parties – cut counter productive spending first. A 2007 Center for Rural Affairs analysis demonstrated that USDA and Congress have severely over-subsidized the biggest and most powerful farmers while consistently under-investing in rural America’s future. They have spent twice as much on subsidizing the 20 largest farms in each of 13 leading farm states as they have invested in rural development programs to create economic opportunity for millions of people in thousands of towns in the 20 rural counties with the most out-migration in each respective state. (Established in 1973, the Center for Rural Affairs is a private, non-profit organization working to strengthen small businesses, family farms and ranches, and rural communities through action oriented programs addressing social, economic and environmental issues.)

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What happens when you swear allegiance to special interests? By MIKE JONES The Tulsa World I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God. That is the oath given to every member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate upon assuming the duties of their elected office. It ought to be enough. For some, it isn’t. The latest to take Congress by storm are those elected with great help from the tea party. Their list of dos and don’ts is long but, other than to reduce the government to a shell, one of their mantras is that the “old guard” in Washington, D.C., is out of touch and beholden to special interest groups. They piously pronounced that they would never, never be in hock to special interest groups. GOOD LOBBYIST Well, maybe not the kind that have been greasing palms and influencing law at the Capitol for decades. Those are the bad special interest groups. Evidently, there are some not-so-bad, maybe even good, special interest groups. For instance, Americans for Tax Reform, the antigovernment, anti-tax group headed by Grover Norquist. That’s the group that insisted that members of Congress sign a pledge that they not, under any circumstances, ever raise taxes. The rational person might find that a ridiculous proposition. That person might think that only the radicals in Congress would sign such a pledge. After all, no one particularly likes taxes, but if the bills aren’t paid, the lights go out. That rational person would be wrong. More than 95 percent of the Republicans in the House and Senate have signed on. Reps. John Sullivan, Tom Cole, Frank Lucas and James Lankford and Sens. Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn signed the pledge. The only Democratic member of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation, Dan Boren, refused to sign. According to the ATR web site, 236 House members and 41 senators have signed. Only three Democrats have signed – Reps. Robert Andrews of New Jersey, Ben Chandler of Kentucky and Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska. OH, THE HYPOCRISY So much for the new guys having a mind of their own and being above reproach. The hypocrisy of those signers is rather thick. Of course, the Democratic Party is not without its hypocritical litmus tests. Democrats,

however, do seem less willing to sign a death pledge. The tax pledge from ATR is not the only pledge making the rounds. There’s even one, also supported by the Oklahoma delegation, that extracts a promise not to vote for any health-care bills unless the signer has read the entire bill. OK, maybe that’s not such a bad one, if it were extended to any bill rather than one obviously aimed at President Obama’s healthcare reform legislation, which it was. Last week, Norquist slipped to the Washington Post Editorial Board that allowing the Bush-era tax breaks to expire would not be the equivalent of a tax hike. That led to a back-andforth between Norquist – who said, of course, he was taken out of context – and the Post who had him on tape. ATR issued a “clarification” and Norquist rushed to CNN to explain himself. What he said might be a matter of interpretation. But the more troubling point is that he, or any lobbyist, can have that much control and influence in Congress. Let’s not be naive, we all know that lobbyists have way too much power in Washington. That Norquist and his group can squeeze a pledge to never raise taxes out of that many members of Congress is just as disturbing as any corporate or social special interest lobbyists doing the same for their industry or cause. FRESH FACES The recalcitrant and fresh-from-the-tea-party rally freshmen in Congress are causing problems for Congress, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and, ultimately, the country. But rarely do even the best of lobbyists have such roaring success. Hypocrisy is nothing new to Washington and certainly nothing new to current presidential and possible presidential candidates. Rep. Michele Bachmann continues to thrill the tea party with her anti-government, anti-tax rant as she and her husband receive Medicaid payments for their clinic. Sarah Palin, short-term Alaska governor and failed vice presidential candidate, last week accused Obama of fear-mongering on the debtceiling issue. This from the woman who, among other tidbits, tried to derail Obama’s health care program by proclaiming that there would be death panels set up to decide which old people deserved to live and which ones simply needed to die. Let’s be frank. Hypocrisy and influence always have been and always will be a part of politics. Wishing that the oath of office would be all that was needed for good governing is nothing more than just that, a wish. Allowing secondary pledges to override that oath, however, is shortsighted and, in my opinion, violates the sworn promise to defend as well as swear true faith and allegiance to the very Constitution that they say they respect so much.

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I used to guffaw (that’s a word I’ve wanted to use for awhile now) at people who claim time grows shorter as they grow older. Nah.. not any more. The day, weeks, months and years seem to fly by these days. This summer is a perfect example. Just a few short weeks ago, Cherokee was celebrating a state championship in football. Now, I’m writing pre-season stories about a team missing 10 starters from last season? Doesn’t seem possible. You’re reading our annual Back-to-School (BTS) Edition, complete with “report cards” from the state Department of Education for each of the four county schools – Cherokee, Burlington, Timberlake and Aline-Cleo. Nearly everything you need to know before the start of another school year is included in this 8-page section. From school supply lists to teachers to sports schedules, I think we’ve got it covered. Because it’s jam-packed with so much information, it takes up quite a bit of space. Without willing advertisers, there’s just no way we could afford to publish such a detailed edition. We thank them for their support and hope that you will, too. – ftc – I happen to be one of those who believe the school year begins way too soon. Like many of you, I’m from the generation who started back to school after Labor Day. Considering that wouldn’t be until after Sept. 5 this year, county youngsters are starting the year almost four weeks earlier than when I used to terrorize teachers. I’ve heard all the arguments about starting early and getting out of school earlier, but my old-timers isn’t so bad that I’ve forgotten that at good old Arkansas City High we were out for the summer by midMay. Of course, we didn’t have the so-called “breaks” that the schools enjoy these days. Spring break was a weekend for Easter and there wasn’t a fall break, as I recall. We didn’t have all the teachers’ meetings and lost school days they do these days. But then maybe our teachers weren’t as professional. Who knows? Another thing we didn’t have was air-conditioned classrooms. I really don’t remember that being a problem during my grade school, junior high or senior high days, but I was a tad bit younger then. Looking back, I can see where a long, hot, arid summer like this one could have taken a toll on some of my instructors. I really believe you’ll enjoy looking over this year’s BTS Edition and here’s hoping students, faculty, support staff and boards of education from around the county have a great experience over the next nine months. As for me, I’ll start preparing for what I think’s going to be outstanding seasons by the Cherokee and Timberlake football teams!

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POSTAL Continued from Page 1 offices to determine customer needs.” Then postal service officials promptly ordered area post masters not to say a word to anyone about it. While the government agency may have placed a gag order on its employees, it could not stop customers from voicing their opinions. Terry Page gets the mail every day for the Town of Goltry, where his wife, Mary, serves as town clerk. Page could only speculate on how closing the local post office might affect town business and admitted he really had not thought much about it until he saw the press release. “I kind of heard rumors. I go down every morning and get the mail,” Page said. “I don’t know where we’ll get our mail (if the post office closes), whether we’ll all go on rural route or what. It would probably make the mail late.” He thought it was interesting, however, that the U.S. Postal Service is proposing to set up shop in local businesses. “For communities currently without a postal retail office and for communities affected by these retail optimization efforts, the Postal Service introduced the Village Post Office as a potential replacement option,” according to the press release. “Village Post Offices would be operated by local businesses, such as pharmacies, grocery stores and other appropriate retailers, and would offer popular postal products and services such as stamps and flat-rate packaging.” Considering that the majority of post offices being studied are located in communities with limited businesses, Page could not see how Village Post Offices will work. “Goltry doesn’t have any business,” Page said. “There’s

the bank, a café, the beer joint and the elevator, and that’s it really. Well, there is one beauty shop open, but they’re not open all day and I don’t think the bank would want to take it on.” A teller at the Kremlin Bank branch in Goltry said she and other officers did not want to comment on the possibility until it became an actual proposal. “There’s just not anything here where people could come get their mail,” Page said. “I don’t know what they’re going to do.” Prospects for relocating the Amorita Post Office to a business in town are even more scant. The only business in town is the Burlington Co-op elevator and Agronomist Steve Clark said it is not a viable option. “Our little scale house we have over there is not manned year round,” Clark said from the co-op’s office in Burlington. If Amorita Post Office closes, Burlington Post Office will become the nearest facility for Amorita residents. Juanita Parr, who lives across the street from the Amorita Post Office, said the closure would affect her and the community. “People gather there to exchange local news,” Parr said. “I will not get my mail at 8 o’clock in the morning so I can read my paper like I like to do when I eat my breakfast.” She has been a resident of Amorita for 63 years, however, and understands that change is sometimes necessary. “I would hate to see it moved, but I would understand,” she said. “There’s no closer post office than Burlington. Cherokee’s next (closest), but I would not like to go there. It’s just handier to go in Amorita.” U.S. Postal Service officials attribute the study of possible closures to a decline in postal

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business, claiming that more customers “choose to conduct their postal business online, on their smart phones and at their favorite shopping destinations.” “Today, more than 35 percent of the Postal Service’s retail revenue comes from expanded access locations such as grocery stores, drug stores, office supply stores, retail chains, self-service kiosks, ATMs and usps.com, open 24/7,” said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. “Our customer’s habits have made it clear that they no longer require a physical post office to conduct most of their postal business.” Donahoe said the “postal service of the future will be smaller, leaner and more competitive” while continuing to serve communities and drive commerce. The list of offices being studied can be found at http://about. usps.com/news/electronicpress-kits/expandedaccess/welcome.htm.

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HANGING a sign in recognition of the annual Four Corners Quilt Retreat in Jet are Jet Lions Club members (from left) Jerry LaGrow, Hershel Kiser and L.E. Castle. They hung the sign as a community service project. Penny (LaGrow) Gregory, Connie LaGrow and Sheri Whitlow painted the sign. The retreat attracts quilt lovers from across the United States. It will take place Oct. 20-23 this year in the Jet Community Building.

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Lifestyles

Crows hold 36th reunion in Carmen City Park

ALICIA MITCHELL (center) of Cherokee attends Summer Institute with Dr. Earlene Smith (left) of the Oklahoma Center for Character Education and Dr. Lisa Holder of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Alicia Mitchell attends Summer Institute OKLAHOMA CITY – Cherokee resident Alicia Mitchell recently participated in the Summer Institute for Character Education program, which teaches students why character education matters and how to become proficient at it. The Summer Institute was free to participants, thanks to the Edmond Character Council, the Kimmell Family Foundation, the Character Council of Central Oklahoma, Kimray, Strata Leadership, Jersey Mike’s and Character First. This year’s program included a session with Dr. Nathan Mellor, president of Character First, and Tom Hill, author of the book “Making Character First.” Forty college juniors and seniors, including Mitchell, from throughout Oklahoma met July 21-23 to learn why character education matters and how to become proficient at it during a program called the Summer Institute.

“Most colleges and universities do not include a formal class on character education,” said Dr. Earlene Smith, president of the Oklahoma Center for Character Education. “So in cooperation with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, we started the Summer Institute to help future teachers develop the language, skills, and disposition necessary to become effective character educators prior to graduation.” This year’s program included a session with Dr. Nathan Mellor, president of Character First, a professional development and character education program dedicated to providing materials and training for families, schools, businesses and other organizations interested in building good character. “The consistent outcomes we want in education, business and in life are heavily influenced by our character and competence,” Mellor said. “When we under-

stand this, it makes sense why leaders should focus on character in their schools, businesses and communities.” Tom Hill, author of the book “Making Character First,” spoke on being purposeful in building character. “I’ve never met a teacher that doesn’t emphasize character to some degree,” Hill said. “Today we’re equipping future teachers to be more proficient at it, and showing them how to integrate character into math, reading, science, and other subjects.” As more teachers integrate character in their daily lessons and conversations, Smith said she expects more students will be “thoughtful about the choices they make and more courageous to do the right thing, even when it’s hard.” Information about Character First or the Summer Institute is available at www.characterfirst.com.

End of season pool party at Carmen Pool By MARGARET GOSS

Carmen Correspondent CARMEN – Carmen City Pool will have an End of Season Pool Party from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 13. Contact the pool manager, Lisa Jones, for further details. SYMPATHY Sympathy is extended to the Barbara Thomas family. Her services were held Saturday at the Christian Church with burial at the Carmen City Cemetery. Her husband was Edward Ellis Thomas who was raised in Carmen. Here and There Jean Hughes has returned home from Oklahoma City hospital and is doing well. Darole and Judy Mott were in Carmen over the weekend visiting friends and relatives. Cindy and Terry Baker had their grandchildren here last week.

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breaking due to the drought. Their last measurable rain was last October. We are fortunate to still have some water and grass/ hay in this area. I will spend this week in Independence, Belize (Central America) where I will visit my daughter, Evin and her fiance, Tony Zabaneh.

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CARMEN – The 36th Crow Reunion was held June 5 at the Carmen Park with a covered dish lunch. The oldest this year at 91 was Viola Azbill. Others were Lynn Azbill, Leona Linn, Wanda Pester, Brittany Pester, Wally and Mary Ann Crow, Raymond Crow, Lloyd and Debbie Pester, Jerry and Pansey Workman, Robert, LeAnn, Kennedy, Katelyn and Hayden Bailey, Dennis and Joreta Martin, Cary and Nancy Anthony, David and Jennett Jobes, David Jobe Jr., Russell Pester, Mary Geihsler, Marsha and Cameron Stevens, Ronnie and Kim Jinkens, Kelsey Jinkens, Charlie, Audra, Amanda, Thomas, and Joseph Pester. Also attending were Tim Crow, Ray, Cindy & Reann Hitt, Melissa Miller, Shane Helton, Justin, Katie, Emmy and Daxton Williamson, Michael, Angela, Marissa, Mason, & Austin Jordon; Dax, Julie, Triston, Zoe, Xander, Evan, Jerah and Ezekiel Ewbank,

Wheatheart Menu Menu is subject to change due to availability of foods. Monday, Aug. 8 - Chicken rice casserole, seasoned green beans, lettuce salad with tomatoes, white roll, chilled peaches. Tuesday, Aug. 9 - Vegetable meatloaf, potato cheese casserole, winter mix, french bread, pineapple upside down cake. Wednesday, Aug. 10 - Ham and beans, club spinach, stewed tomatoes, cornbread, tropical fruit. Thursday, Aug. 11 - Riblet sandwich with sliced pickles, broccoli/cabbage slaw, corn relish, chocolate pudding. Friday, Aug. 12 - Closed. For reservation, call 580596-2792 Cherokee, or 580-8523248 Helena, by noon the day before.

Chance and Stormee Gaither, Braxi Sharp, Melody, Jemikay and Austin Hofer, Payton and Titus Delano, Donnie and Susan Jinkens, Dennis and Shannon Crow, Travis, Traci, Rayden and Kendrix Crow, James Cross Sr., Toni Jose, Dakota, Jori and Erica Kincade, James Hawley, James Jr., Shylah, Blake and Bryson

Cross, Ashlyn Barnes, and Eddie Jinkens. Guests were Shaelyn, Cortney, Melinda Hawk and Jeff Erhardt. Canned food donations were gathered and given to the Horn of Plenty Food Pantry. Next year's reunion will be held June 3 at Carmen Park.

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Funerals

LLOYD I. BURRIGHT ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Lloyd I. Burright, 90, a resident of Albuquerque, N.M. since 1957, passed away on July 28, 2011. He was born in 1921 in Alva and grew up on a family farm near Helena. He was the oldest of eight children and graduated from Helena High School, where he was active in FFA and baseball. He was in the United States Army Air Corp from 1942-1946. He worked at Los Alamos National Laboratories from 1947 to 1950. He then worked various construction jobs until 1957, when he was employed by Sandia Laboratories. He retired from Sandia in 1982. He was a 60-plus year member of the UA Pipe Fitters Local 412. Lloyd was an avid sportsman and loved baseball, fishing, hunting, and other outdoor sports. He was an accomplished gardener and was famous for his home-canned pickles, succulent tomatoes and homegrown garlic. Lloyd was happiest cooking for his beloved friends, family and neighbors. He is survived by his son, Gary Burright and his daughter-in-law Vera Burright; four grandchildren, Ethan and Erin Burright of Gallup, N.M., Adam McNamee of Moscow, Idaho, and Angela McNamee of Roswell, N.M.; two great-grandchildren, Bridget and Chloe McNamee of Roswell, N.M.; three sisters, Pat Hindergardt of Vinita, Betty Templeman of Medford, Ore. and Deloris Collins of Sulphur. He is also survived by numerous beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wands “Bee;” his parents, Grace and Frank Burright; his sister, Elaine McDanel; and his three brothers, Bob Burright, Max Burright and Richard Burright. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity or organization in Lloyd’s name. (Paid obit)

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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Clarence L. Roberson ENID — Funeral service for Clarence L. Roberson, 85, of Enid, was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at Christian Church of the Covenant. Rev. Pat Sutherlin officiated. Clarence was born to Ray and Hattie (Storey) Roberson April 22, 1926, in Summerfield, Texas, and died Saturday, July 30, 2011, in Enid. He grew up in Byron and graduated from Cherokee High School. He then served in the United States Navy. In 1947 he married Beverly Marie Barnes in Cherokee at First Christian Church. He attended Cincinnati Mortuary School and was an embalmer and funeral director until 1958. He then worked as an insurance salesman in northwest Oklahoma, was a professional photographer and a sports writer for Trap and Field magazine. He built the first Enid Skeet and Trap Club, held several skeet and trap shooting records, including being an All-American Trap Shooter and a charter member of the Grand National Quail Hunt. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; three daughters, Lucinda Hawkes-Parton of Enid, Terry Bymaster of Germany, and Debby Roberson of Enid;

three grandsons; and an adopted daughter and son, Saundra Neifeh and Greg Tatro. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Joe Roberson. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Hospice Circle of Love or Christian Church of the Covenant. Condolences may be made to www.andersonburris.com. Frank Dale Elliott Aline – Funeral service for Frank Dale Elliott, 89, was at 10 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2011, at United Methodist Church in Aline. Burial followed at Aline Star Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Helena. Dale was born June 23, 1922, in Aline to George and Mattie Kelly Elliott and died July 25, 2011, at his home in Aline. He married Neva Jean Ewing. He was a farmer. Survivors include five children, Darla Wahl, Pat Jeffries, Mike Elliott, Frank Elliott, and Bobby Elliott; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister, Artie Rose Jones. He was preceded in death by his wife, Neva; three brothers; and five sisters. Memorials may be given to the Sod House Museum through the funeral home.

Barbara Lee Thomas JONES – Funeral service for Barbara Lee Thomas, 75, was at 3 p.m., Sat., July 30, 2011, at the Carmen Christian Church under the direction of Wentworth Mortuary LLC, of Carmen. She was born Oct. 11, 1935, to Clifford and Rosie Boxley, at Geary, and died July 27, 2011, at Jones. August 29, 1951, she married Edward Ellis Thomas in Oklahoma City. She was preceded in death by her husband. Surviving are sons, Edward Thomas, and Michael Thomas; daughters, Sharon Fitzpatrick, and Debra Clark; three brothers;

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Living Vine Community Church Pastors: Matthew & Tamara Yoder 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.

AMORITA CHURCHES Amorita Community Pastor: Guy Phillip Harris Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. Prairie Valley United Methodist Pastor: Mary Irby Morning Worship: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. 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. Evening Worship: 6 p.m. Wed. Bible Study: 7:00 p.m. First Congregational Church Pastor: Jane Ho Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.

Green Valley Free Methodist Church Pastor: David Keller Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Worship: 10:45 a.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.

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.

Vining Community Church Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Worship Service: 11:00 a.m. Wed. Prayer Mtg: 7:30 p.m. Fellowship & Communion last Sunday of the month

First Baptist Church Pastor: Scott Hofen Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:45 a.m. Bible Study: 6 p.m.

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Pleasant View Mennonite Pastors: Dennis Koehn, Randy Schmidt, & Patrick Koehn Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship: 7:30 p.m. Ladies Aid: 1st & 3rd Thursday

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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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.

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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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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County sales tax may top $2 million

Cowgirl in training

July receipts total $307,911 – $241,110 higher than July 2010

KEVIN ROBERTS rides alongside his daughter, Kinsy, during the flag competition at a recent rodeo playday sponsored by Cherokee Roundup Club.

GSPHC to observe Health Center Week with blood pressure checks Great Salt Plains Health Center (GSPHC) will join other centers from around the country in celebrating National Health Center Week Aug. 7-13. With a theme of "Celebrating America's Health Centers... Serving Locally, Leading Nationally," health centers have been offering affordable, high quality care to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, for 45 years. GSPHC staff will perform free blood pressure checks to walk-ins throughout the week in recognition of the celebration. Established in September 2007 with a $600,000 renewable federal grant worth $1.8 million over a three-year period, the local health center originally opened on Jan. 1, 2008, in the county-owned medical clinic located immediately west of the former county hospital. GSPHC purchased the for-

mer county hospital and with the aid of a $2.8 million grant awarded through federal stimulus funds in December, 2009, remodeled the facility into a state of the art facility featuring the latest in health care equipment. The health center offers medical and dental care, x-rays and counseling services. It recently became a WIC Nutrition Program provider. Payment for services at the health center is determined by a sliding scale based upon income. GSPHC also accepts Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. GSPHC employs 18 people, several of them part-time, with an annual payroll of more than $900,000. Keenan Ferguson, D.O., is the health center's medical director. He is a family physician. Others on the medical staff include Olivia Bingham, family

nurse practitioner; Derek Holmes, D.O. and OB/GYN physician; Christy Willyard, R.N.; Morgin Unbehauen, R.N.; and Dara Detrixhe, x-ray technician. L. Darryle Gibson, D.D.S, heads up the health center's dental services. He is assisted by Joni Inskeep, dental hygienist. Members of the health center's board of directors include Barbara Hudgens and Sonya Booher, Burlington; Joanne Joyce and Julia Matlock, Nescatunga; Gail Ridgway, Jet; Robert Brown, Carmen; Lucille Dykes and Chleo Brown, Helena; Sam Pangburn, Alva; Lori Irwin, Aline; Debbie Biby, Hawley; and Karen Hawkins, John Austin, Susie Koontz and Carl Newton, Cherokee. Newton is president of the board, while Hawkins serves as vice president, Joyce as secretary and Ridgway as treasurer.

County approves new district lines By KORINA DOVE Messenger & Republican Staff Lines have been drawn and approved for redistricting in Alfalfa County. Following the release of Census 2010 results, Alfalfa County commissioners – along with commissioners and legislators across the state – were forced to change district lines. “Previously, 41 percent of Toby (Walker’s) district were inmates,” Commissioner Chad Roach said. “Toby’s (district) grew and I lost.” Walker’s District 3 in the

southeast quarter of the county now consists of 1,477 constituents and about 400 miles of roadway. Roach’s District 2, in the southwestern quarter, contains 1,575 voters and about 400 miles. Commissioner Doug Murrow will oversee about 500 road miles and 1,587 residents for District 1 in the northern half of the county. “The map’s deceiving because you’ve got the lake and other areas that have no road miles (in District 1),” Roach said of

State sales tax holiday this weekend OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma's back-to-school sales tax holiday will be observed Friday through Sunday, with merchants required to offer the discount on qualifying merchandise. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ending at twelve midnight on Sunday, Oklahoma's sales tax holiday gives shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain clothing and shoes free of sales tax. This includes state and any local sales taxes. “We think the sales-tax holiday is going to make a difference, because it’s going to help families stretch a dollar and help put people in the mood to shop," said Jarrod Shouse, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business said. Small businesses account for 97 percent of all employers in the state and employ 54 percent of the state’s private-sector workforce, said Shouse. “The bottom line is that the more we can encourage people

to spend and to shop at small businesses, the more jobs we can save and create,” he said.

Murrow’s district, which almost doubles the area of the other two districts. “There really was no other way to do it,” Roach said. “We’ve got to have within 5 percent of equal amount of constituents.” In other business, commissioners approved the July Alcoholic Beverage Tax Report in Monday’s regular meeting. The tax totaled $6,185.69 and was allocated as follows: Aline, $308.18; Amorita, $55.08; Burlington, $226.29; Byron, $52.11; Carmen, $528.50; Cherokee, $2,230.12; Goltry, $370.69; Helena, $2,088.69; Jet, $317.10; and Lambert, $8.93. Commissioners also signed paperwork for the lease purchase of new graders in District 2 and District 3, and approved a road crossing permit for Marsau Enterprises in District 3.

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By STEVE BOOHER Messenger & Republican Staff After 10 months of sales tax receipts that are $1,343,564 more than during the same 10-month a year ago, it appears the county may well be on the way to record collections for a 12 month period. Alfalfa County's sales tax receipts began a dramatic climb in October 2010 – thanks to the oil and gas boom – and they've risen every month since. July's distribution of sales tax receipts by the Oklahoma Tax Commission show the county collecting $307,911. That's an increase of $241,110 over July 2010. If the trend continues, by the time August and September receipts are counted the county's 12-month total in sales taxes collections could be $2 million more than in the previous 12 months. The City of Cherokee is also benefitting from the energy boom. July 2010 receipts from the city's 3.25 percent sales tax totaled $40,800. This year, the July collections totaled $59,244 – an increase of $18,444. For the 10-month period, Cherokee's receipts are $114,000 more than the same period a year ago. July's sales tax distribution by the Tax Commission is a reflection of business conducted in May. Every municipality in the county but one – Burlington – showed a hike in receipts in July. Burlington was down by

only $278 from the same month a year ago. Aline began collecting a 3 percent sales and use tax in July. It had been taxing at a rate of 1 percent for both. Grant County's sales and use tax also went up in July – from 1 percent to 1.25 percent. Statewide, the Tax Commission distributed $118,129,808 to 508 cities and towns in July, an increase of $4,708,970 from City Aline Alva Burlington Byron Carmen Cherokee Cleo Springs Goltry Helena Jet Medford Nash Ringwood Wakita Waynoka

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the $113,420,838 handed out to 505 municipalities in July of last year. A total of $9,873,120 in use taxes were distributed to 372 cities and towns in July. In county returns, 76 counties shared in a $27,158,985 sales tax disbursement. Sixtynine counties received a total of $2,011,128. The accompanying chart allows readers to compare collections from month-to-month.

CITY SALES TAX July 2011 Tax Rate 676 .0100 286,624 .0425 1,220 .0100 313 .0100 5,505 .0300 59,244 .0325 4,750 .0300 1,711 .0300 10,440 .0300 6,811 .0300 33,087 .0400 3,298 .0300 17,657 .0300 4,200 .0400 33,729 .0400 COUNTY SALES TAX 307,911 .0200 104,814 .0000 18,895 .0025 104,441 .0050 CITY USE TAX 84 .0100 265 .0300 3,595 .0325 95 .0300 349 .0300 144 .0300 COUNTY USE TAX 25,535 .0200 11,995 .0100 985 .0025 9,142 .0050

July 2010 + or 420 +256 257,541 +29,083 1,498 -278 210 +103 3,878 +1,627 40,800 +18,444 4,172 +578 1,258 +453 10,263 +177 3,621 +3,190 27,601 +5,486 2,858 +440 9,378 +8,279 6,398 +2,198 35,022 -1,298 66,801 +241,110 00,000 +104,814 15,724 +3,171 64,131 +40,310 47 438 2,189 145 815 300

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Rotarians make final payment on city’s ‘drug-sniffing officer’ By KORINA DOVE Messenger & Republican Staff Qando the drug dog isn’t taking payoffs, but he is officially paid off. Cherokee City Commission members accepted a check for $5,000 from Cherokee Rotary Club President Josh Bellamy, who presented it July 28 during the commissioners’ regular meeting. The city acquired Qando in June 2010 after Rotary members agreed to purchase the canine as a community service project. Total cost for the drugsniffing officer was $9,850 plus an additional $3,000 for equipment and accessories. In total, Rotary members raised about $12,000 to acquire Qando’s services for the city. So far, Qando has assisted Cherokee Police Department, Alfalfa County Sheriff ’s Office and Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers in 12 searches, which resulted in one arrest for the highway patrol. Qando is about 5 years old and is handled by Assistant Police Chief Chris Ferrell. SHORT AGENDAS With only a couple items of business on their July 28 agenda, Mayor Karen Hawkins and Commissioners Donna Irvin, Rachel Hager and Jack Custer did not need much time to make decisions. Commissioner Diana Williamson was absent from the meeting.

Commissioners voted to give Tamara Yoder, who was present at the meeting, extra time to pay her water bill. Yoder, along with Virgil Roadenbaugh and Garrett Leatherman, were granted public hearings to appeal to commissioners regarding their past due balances. Yoder told commissioners that she will get paid on Aug. 3 and will pay her past due balance at that time with a promise to catch up current charges on Aug. 15, when the current bill is due. “It’s just this month we filled a swimming pool for my son,” Yoder said. “We have extra bills. We don’t have any money, period, until I get my check on the third. We were trying for just this one time.” Commissioners asked Yoder if she and her husband, Matthew, will also pay the bill from their church building, Living Vine Community Church, which was disconnected for non-payment this month. “I didn’t even know it had been shut off,” Yoder said. “The church closed on Sunday.” She said the church’s water bill will be paid before the family leaves town to take up a traveling ministry. “Within a month, month and a half, we will be selling everything,” Yoder said. “We will have all bills paid before we move.” Commissioners voted to give

Burlington man jailed after high speed chase MOORELAND – A wild high speed pursuit on July 22, that began when Mooreland Police Chief Steve Summerall attempted to stop a 2001 model Ford F-250 in the 300 block of Southwest Sixth Street in Mooreland, ended in a crash approximately 12 miles southwest of Mooreland on U.S. 270. The chase began about 8:20 p.m. when Summerall attempted to stop Ryan Jason Geier, 27, of Burlington for speeding. Geier was westbound on U.S. 412 and failed to stop for Summerall, who gave chase beginning west of the high school. The chase continued through several Mooreland streets, then continued west on U.S. 412 and onto S.H. 50 southwest of Mooreland. Geier tried to elude Summerall by turning onto county roads before reaching the North Canadian River bridge. He continued south on S.H. 50 and at some point turned west on a county road until finally reaching U.S. 270. Geier crashed his vehicle at about 8:50 p.m. He was arrested at the scene, then taken to Woodward Regional Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries. He was later booked into the Woodward County jail on charges of attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving, driving under suspension and improper display of tag. During the 16.3 mile pursuit, Summerall reported reaching speeds of 75-85 miles per hour on county roads and 95-100 mile per hour on the highway. He was joined in the chase by deputies with the Woodward County Sheriff ’s Office, Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Woodward Police Department. Emergency personal from the Woodward Fire Department and Woodward County EMS were called to the scene following the crash after Geier complained of neck and shoulder pain. In a statement, Geier told Summerall that he took off because he was scared “over previous trouble with the law and didn’t want to get in further trouble.” –Reprint from the Mooreland Leader

Alfalfa County, 68 others in disaster declaration OKLAHOMA CITY – Alfalfa County is one of 69 Oklahoma counties and five contiguous counties included in a disaster declaration issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The declaration came in response to a June 10 request by Gov. Mary Fallin, who asked the USDA to issue a disaster declaration in order to help farmers hit by drought and wildfires. Seventy-four Oklahoma counties are currently covered under the USDA declaration. Nowata, Craig and Ottawa counties are not. According to the USDA, the disaster designation makes farmers in designated counties eligible to be considered for fed-

eral assistance from the Farm Service Agency (FSA). That assistance includes FSA emergency loans and the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program. Farmers in designated counties have eight months from the date of a the disaster declaration to apply for emergency loan assistance. Farmers interested in requesting additional information should contact their local FSA office. “The weather has made this an extremely tough year for Oklahoma farmers,” Fallin said. “This declaration will help those who have been hard hit by drought and other bad conditions to get the assistance they need.”

the Yoders until Aug. 4 to pay their past due bill and catch up the current bill on its respective due date, Aug. 15. Commissioners did not grant Roadenbaugh and Leatherman the same privilege because they did not attend the meeting. “If they want us to grace them, then they need to be here,” Hager said. Irvin echoed Hager’s comment. “I vote we shut them off,” Irvin said. “If they wanted their water to be on, they should have been here.” Commissioners also voted to appoint Jeremy Johns as a member of the Cherokee Fire Department. Johns will replace Steve Schanbacher, who is retiring.

CHEROKEE ROTARY Club President Josh Bellamy (right) presents a check for $5,000 to Cherokee Assistant Police Chief Chris Ferrell and City Manager Don Bowman for the final payment of the city’s narcotics dog, Qando.

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Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Department logs July 26 7:29 a.m. – Cattle out by Smok Shak in Ingersoll. Owner notified. 11:10 a.m. – Someone broke into swimming pool in Carmen. Took candy. 6:48 p.m. – Cattle on wrong property in Amorita. Owner fixing fence. 10:32 p.m. – Cattle out in Ingersoll. Possible owner advised. July 27 12:30 p.m. – Five horses out two miles south of Cherokee on Crystal Road. 2:20 p.m. – Fire south of Helena. Helena, Goltry fire departments dispatched. 4:22 p.m. – Cattle out at SH 45 and 8 junction. No cattle located. 6:24 p.m. – Dead owl on roof of business in Jet. Animal control contacted. 6:48 p.m. – Two rock haulers traveling at high rate of speed eastbound from McWillie. 8:24 p.m. – Man acting suspicious in Carmen Park. Man was fishing. July 28 2:47 a.m. – Car on fire south of Cozy Curve. No injuries. Cherokee Fire Department dispatched. 10:25 a.m. – Grass fire in ditch north of feedlot. Cherokee Fire Department advised fire was put out. 12:32 p.m. – Unwanted guest. Boy came to play with caller’s children. Parent let him stay but thought boy was strange

and did not want him around children. The boy would not go away. 12:37 p.m. – Fire on Sale Barn Road north of Alva. Woods County was advised. 2:02 p.m. – Cow out at Cozy Curve. Owner advised. 2:28 p.m. – Fire south of Burlington. Burlington Fire Department dispatched. Kids playing with matches. 5:14 p.m. – Man wearing sunglasses, driving white Stingray almost ran caller off road south of Cherokee. Caller got flat tire due to running in ditch. 6:55 p.m. – Cow out near Carmen turnoff. Owner called. 9:20 p.m. – Cattle in alfalfa field near Byron. Owner notified. 10:20 p.m. – Two to three teenage boys yelling and cussing in Carmen Park. July 29 12:22 a.m. – House fire, 317 S. Pennsylvania, Cherokee. Cherokee Fire Department dispatched. 4:26 p.m. – Grass fire near water tower in Amorita. 8:38 p.m. – Several cows out near SH 8 and 45 junction. Owner called. July 30 8:15 a.m. – Car driving erratic near Goltry. 8:23 a.m. – Stray dogs in yard in Nescatunga. Neighbor scared off. Haven’t seen since. 8:50 a.m. – Cows out two miles west of McWillie. Owner

Cherokee Police Department logs July 26 10:32 p.m. – Cows out by Smok Shak, Ingersoll. July 27 3:21 p.m. – Someone threatened to shoot dog. 6:55 p.m. – Three men drinking by pool. July 28 2:50 a.m. – Woman burned hand. Needs ambulance. 10:20 a.m. – Small grass fire one mile north of Alfalfa County Feeders. 1:47 p.m. – Cow out one mile south of Cozy Curve. July 29 12:25 a.m. – House fire at 317 S. Pennsylvania. 12:32 a.m. – Lines in alley on fire. Requested Alfalfa

Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, August 4, 2011. 1t ordinance no. 2011-A An Ordinance amending Chapter 2 of the Jet Municipal Code, 2006, by making certain amendments to better conform with state law and to resolve a conflict regarding the election of the Town Clerk; providing for Section 2-102 entitled Board of Trustees; providing for the amendment of Section 2-201 entitled election and duties of Major; providing for the amendment of Section 2-301 entitled Town Clerk-Treasurer; providing for the amendment of Section 2-306 entitled salaries; providing for savings, severability, repealer, codification. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Town Board of Trustees of the Town of Jet: Section I: Chapter 2 of the Jet Municipal Code, 2006, is hereby amended and shall read as follows: Section 2-102 BOARD OF TRUSTEES. A. The board of trustees shall consist of five (5) members who shall be nominated and elected at large without regard to their place of residence within the corporate limits of the town. The town is governed by the board of trustees form of government. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 12-101 of Title 11 of the Oklahoma Statutes, the town shall have all the powers, functions, rights, privileges, franchises, and immunities granted, or which may be granted to towns governed by the statutory town board of trustees form of government. These powers shall be exercised as provided by law applicable to towns under the board of trustees form of government, or, if the manner is not prescribed, then in such manner as the board of trustees may prescribe. Without limitation of the foregoing, the board may: 1. Appoint and remove, and confirm appointments of designated town officers and employees as provided by law or ordinance; 2. Enact municipal legislation subject to limitations as may now or hereafter be imposed by the Oklahoma Constitution and law; 3. Raise revenue, establish rates for services and taxes, and make appropriations, regulate salaries and wages and all other fiscal affairs of the Town, subject to limitations as may now or hereinafter be imposed by the Oklahoma Constitution. Section 2-306 Salaries The monthly compensation of all elective town officers, including the following, shall be fixed by ordinances: Mayor $45.00 Trustee $15.00 The pay period for the Board of Trustees of the Town of Jet, Oklahoma shall be monthly, payable on or after the monthly regular meeting of the town board. The trustees shall be paid compensation for out of pocket expenses during the performance of their duties. State Law Reference: Compensation

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Electric Cooperative to cut power. 9:39 a.m. – Dog complaints. Stray dogs. Smells like kennel outside. 11:58 a.m. – Sewer stopped up and backing up. July 30 12:29 a.m. – Water leak behind house. 8:15 a.m. – Low water pressure all over town. Working on problem at plant. 10:49 a.m. – Six goats out near old railroad tracks. Called possible owner. 10:51 a.m. – Electrical problem at water plant fixed. Would take a while for water pressure to return to normal.

Legal notice of town elected officers, 11 O.S. § 12-113; Increasing salary during term, Oklahoma Section II. Repealer. The current Section 2-302 and all ordinances or parts thereof which are inconsistent with this ordinance are hereby repealed. Section III. Savings Clause. Nothing in this ordinance hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding now pending in any court, or any rights acquired or liability incurred nor any cause or causes of action accrued or existing, under any act of ordinance repealed hereby. Nor shall any right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this ordinance. Section IV. Codification. This ordinance shall be codified as shown. Section V. Severability. If any one or more of the sections, sentences, clauses or parts of this ordinance, chapter or section shall for any reason be held invalid, the invalidity of such section, clause or part shall not affect or prejudice in any way the applicability and validity of any other provision of this ordinance. It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Major and Town Board of Trustees of the Town of Jet that this section of the Jet Municipal Code would have been adopted had such unconstitutional, illegal or invalid sentence, clause, section or part thereof not been included herein. Section 2-201 Election and Duties of the Major. A. The board of trustees shall elect from among its members a mayor. The mayor shall be elected in each oddnumbered year at the first board of trustees meeting held after the trustee terms begin or as soon thereafter as practicable. The mayor shall serve until his successor has been elected and qualified. B. The major shall preside at meetings of the board and shall certify to the correct enrollment of all ordinances and resolutions passed by it. He/She shall be recognized as head of the town government for all ceremonial purposes and shall have such other powers, duties, and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance. The mayor shall have all the powers, rights, duties and responsibilities of a trustee, including the right to vote on questions. C. During the absence, disability or suspension of the mayor, the board shall elect from among its members an acting mayor. When a vacancy occurs in the office of the mayor the board shall elect another mayor from among its members to serve for the duration of the unexpired term. State Law Reference: Election of town mayor, acting mayor, 11 O.S. §§ 12-104, 12-105. Section 2-301 Town Clerk-Treasurer. There is hereby created a position for the performance of such duties relating to the maintenance of the books and records and office operations of the Town as the Board of Trustees shall prescribe.

notified. 2:13 p.m. – Motorcycle hit deer on SH 58. Helena Ambulance dispatched for possible injuries. 4:32 p.m. – Field fire. Lightning strike southwest of Nash. Advised Grant County. 4:59 p.m. – Cows out near McWillie elevator. Owner called. 7:05 p.m. – Railroad cross-

ing near Goltry flashing but no train. 10:01 p.m. – Underage drinking in Jet. Could not locate. 11:07 p.m. – Harassing phone calls in Carmen. July 31 12:21 a.m. – Woman walking on highway south of Cherokee. Could not locate. 12:46 p.m. – Trailer vandalized in Carmen. Beer bottles

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 1t BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANT: ANADARKO MINERALS, INC. RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION EXCEPTION LANDS COVERED: SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 23 NORTH, RANGE 10 WEST, ALFALFA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA CAUSE CD NO. 201103736 NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Applicant requests an Order granting Applicant an exception to the well location for the Red Fork common source of supply established by Order No. 56071, granting Applicant or some other party permission to drill the well. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that said well will be located as follows: no closer than 660 feet from the north line and no closer than 1,980 feet from the east line of Section 10-23N-10W, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the offset units toward which this well will be moving are Sections 3-23N-10W, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause will be heard before an Administrative Law Judge on the initial hearing docket at the Corporation Commission, 1st Floor, Jim Thorpe Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m. on the 22nd day of August, 2011, and that this notice be published as required by law and the Rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Applicant and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of telephonic communication shall be paid by the person or persons requesting its use. Interested parties who wish to participate shall contact the Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing, and provide their name and telephone number. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action, contact Sheri Henderson, ANADARKO MINERALS, INC., 100 N. Broadway Avenue Suite 2110, Oklahoma City, OK 73102, (405) 235-6664 ext. 38, or David E. Pepper, Attorney, 1600 Bank of Oklahoma Plaza, 201 Robert S. Kerr Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, (405) 235-7000. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA DANA L. MURPHY, CHAIR JEFF CLOUD, VICE CHAIRMAN BOB ANTHONY, COMMISSIONER DONE AND PERFORMED this 29 day of July, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: PEGGY MITCHELL SECRETARY OF THE COMMISSION

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, Aug. 4, and Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. 2t in the district court of alfalfa county state of oklahoma Cast No. PB-07-28 In the Matter of the Estate of Ray D. Edmondson, Deceased. notice and order for hearing petition for settlement final account, barring claims of creditors, allowing attorney’s fees, family allowance, and for determination of heirship and final decree of distribution Robin Edmondson, Personal Representative of the Estate of Ray D. Edmondson, Deceased, having filed in this Court her Petition for Settlement of Final Account, Barring Claims of Creditors, Allowing Accountant’s Fees, Family Allowance, and for Determination of Heirship and Final Decree of Distribution, and the Court having determined that a hearing should be held and notice of same be given according to law. It is hereby ordered that said Petition for Settlement of Final Account, Barring Claims of Creditors, Allowing Accountant’s Fees, Family Allowance, and for Determination of Heirship and Final Decree of Distribution is set for hearing the 26th day of August, 2011, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., before this Court in the Alfalfa County Courthouse at Cherokee, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, when and where any person interested in said estate may appear and make objection to any of the above matters; and, It is further ordered that notice of said hearing shall be, and by copy hereof is hereby given to the heirs, devisees, and legatees by mailing a copy of this Notice and Order with postage prepaid to each of said persons at their place of residence and by publication once each week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper published in this County. Dated this 2nd day of August, 2011. s/Loren E. Angle Judge of the District Court s/Sam L. Stein, Esq., OBA# 12498 Law Office of Sam L. Stein, P.L.L.C. 305 South Grand P.O. Box 223 Cherokee, OK 73728 Tel. (580) 596-3000 Fax (580) 596-3004 Attorney for Personal Representative

This person shall be known as the Town Clerk-Treasurer. Said person shall be an employee of the Town and shall serve at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees. The pay period for such position shall be the same as for other municipal employees. The Benefits, holidays and sick leave for such position shall be provided for in accordance with any personnel policy or other policy of the Town. 4. Inspect the books and accounts maintained by the Town Clerk-Treasurer; 5. Inquire into the conduct of any office, department or agency of the Town, and investigate municipal affairs, or authorize and provide for such inquiries; 6. Create, change and abolish offices, departments or agencies, other than those established by law; assign additional functions and duties to offices, departments and agencies establish by this article and define the duties, powers and privileges of all officers which are not defined by this article; and 7. Grant pardons for violation of municipal ordinances, including the remission of fines and costs. The board of trustees may designate one or more of its members to have supervision of various personnel and activities of the town, and may give each such trustees an appropriate title. Each such trustee or committee so designated shall be subordinate to the board. B. The term of office for a trustee shall be four (4) years beginning at 12:00 noon on the first Monday in May following the general municipal election. The trustee shall serve until his/her successor is elected and qualified. The terms of the trustees shall be staggered so that at one general municipal election, the following trustees are elected for four-year terms; 1. Trustee Positions One, Three and Five; and At the next general municipal election the following officers are to be elected for four-year terms: 1. Trustee Positions Two and Four. C. The resolution of the board of trustees calling for a general or special election to fill the office of trustee shall state the number of four-year terms and the number of unexpired terms, if any, to be filled. State Law Reference: Governing board, 11 O.S. §§ 12-102, 12-103; Terms of office, 11 O.S. § 8-102; Elections, 11 O.S. § 16-205; Vacancies in office of trustee, 11 O.S. § 8-109; Election of board at large and not by ward, 11 O.S. § 12-102.1. Approved and executed this 22nd day of July 2011. The Town of Jet, Oklahoma [seal] ATTEST: s/Kelli A. Hopkins Town Clerk Board members present: 1. s/Carolyn Crossette 2. s/Hershel R. Kiser 3. s/David Pitt

broken all over yard. 7:13 p.m. – Cow out south of Cozy Curve. Possible owner ad-

vised. 8:41 p.m. – Cattle out west of McWillie. Owner advised.

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & ing units previously formed by such order Republican Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 1t for the Tonkawa, Oswego, Cherokee and BEFORE THE CORPORATION Mississippian separate common sources COMMISSION OF THE STATE of supply of supply in said Section 7; (ii) OF OKLAHOMA establishing the initial boundaries of the APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Oswego, CheroEXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, kee and Mississippian separate common LLC sources of supply of gas so as to cover and RELIEF SOUGHT: SPACING include said Section 7, and forming proper LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 7, drilling and spacing units in such section for Township 28 North, Range 10 such separate common sources of supply, West of the IM, Alfalfa County, which units Applicant requests be formed Oklahoma as 640-acre drilling and spacing units; and Cause CD No. 201103661 (iii) granting such other and further relief as NOTICE OF HEARING may be proper based upon the evidence STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perpresented at the hearing herein. sons, owners, producers, operators, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and application in this cause requests that the all other interested persons, particularly order to be entered in this matter be made in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the effective as of the date of the execution following: Allen Lucas Ludeman; Charlotte thereof or as of a date prior thereto and Ludeman, deceased; Charlotte Ludeman, seeks to amend the above-named order deceased, and Mary Lee Gray, as Co- in the manner set forth above. Personal Representative of the Estate of NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this Charlotte Ludeman, deceased; Charlotte cause is set before an administrative law Ludeman, deceased, and Lucinda Jo Culjudge for hearing, taking of evidence and ver, as Co-Personal Representative of the reporting to the Commission. Estate of Charlotte Ludeman, deceased; NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this Eric Earl Ludeman; Jack Parr Living Trust, cause will be heard before an administraand the Trustee of such trust; Juanita Parr tive law judge on the Conservation Docket Trust dated 4-29-1993, and the Trustee at the Western Regional Service Office of of such trust; Morford, Inc.; Stephen J. the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe Holderby; Triad Energy, Inc.; Trustees of Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, the Byron-Amorita Cemetary Association; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. if any of the above-named individuals be on the 22nd day of August, 2011, and that deceased, then the unknown heirs, exthis notice be published as required by law ecutors, administrators, devisees, trustees and the rules of the Commission. and assigns, both immediate and remote, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that of such deceased individual; if any of the Applicant and interested parties may presabove-named parties which is a partnerent testimony by telephone. The cost of ship, corporation or other association is telephonic communication shall be paid by dissolved, then the unknown successors, the person or persons requesting its use. trustees and assigns, both immediate and Interested parties who wish to participate remote, of such dissolved entity; if any of by telephone shall contact Applicant or the above-named parties designated as Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing a trustee is not presently acting in such date, and provide their names and telecapacity as trustee, then the unknown phone numbers. successor or successors to such trustee; NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all and if any of the above-named parties interested persons may appear and be designated as a personal representative heard. For information concerning this is not presently acting in such capacity as action, contact John R. Reeves, Attorpersonal representative, then the unknown ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two successor or successors to such personal Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, representative. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, TeleNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that phone: (405) 235-1110; or Kevin Manning, Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and SandRidge Exploration and Production, Production, LLC, has filed an application LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma in this cause requesting the CorporaCity, Oklahoma 73102-6406, Telephone: tion Commission of Oklahoma to enter (405) 429-5788. an order, to be effective as of the date CORPORATION COMMISSION of the execution thereof or as of a date OF OKLAHOMA prior thereto, as follows: (i) amending DANA L. MURPHY, Chair Order No. 303106 to delete Section 7, JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman Township 28 North, Range 10 West of the BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, from the DONE AND PERFORMED this 26th day purview and boundaries of the Tonkawa, of July, 2011. Oswego, Cherokee and Mississippian BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: separate common sources of supply and PEGGY MITCHELL, to vacate the 160-acre drilling and spacCommission Secretary

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Alfalfa County District Court Docket Criminal Misdemeanor Michael Dean Hardin, Nashville, Kan., has been charged with driving under the influence. Civil Discover Bank has sued Joshua Corey Worman, Jet, for breach of contract. Discover Bank has sued Ann Retherford, Cherokee, for breach of contract.

Divorce Clenton Tyson McDaniel, Jet, has filed for divorce from Kerri Michelle McDaniel, Oklahoma City. Brandi Dawn Borden, Goltry, has filed for divorce from Christopher Dale Borden, Alva. Protective Order Jessica Desiree Steel, Cherokee, has filed a protective order against Virgil Wayne Steel II, Bastrop, Texas.

Legal notice up to 365 days within which to commence Published in the Cherokee Messenger & operations on or in connection with such Republican Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 1t initial well under such plan of development. BEFORE THE CORPORATION Such application further states that there COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF is currently pending before the CommisOKLAHOMA sion an application of Applicant to form APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE “640-acre” drilling and spacing units in EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, said Section 17 for the Tonkawa, Cottage LLC Grove, Big Lime-Oswego, Cherokee and RELIEF SOUGHT: POOLING Mississippian separate common sources LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section of supply. 17, Township 29 North, Range 9 NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that West of the IM, Alfalfa County, the application in this cause requests that Oklahoma SandRidge Exploration and Production, Cause CD No. 201103748 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 all other interested persons, particularly in the drilling and spacing units covered in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the hereby, including the initial well and any following: Dean Wesley Hughes, II; DW subsequent well or wells drilled under or Hughes LLC; if the above-named indiotherwise covered by Applicant’s proposed vidual be deceased, then the unknown plan of development of such units. heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this trustees and assigns, both immediate and cause is set before an administrative law remote, of such deceased individual; and if judge for hearing, taking of evidence and the above-named party which is a partnerreporting to the Corporation Commission ship, corporation or other association is of Oklahoma. dissolved, then the unknown successors, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this trustees and assigns, both immediate and cause will be heard before an administraremote, of such dissolved entity. tive law judge on the Conservation Docket NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the Western Regional Service Office of Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe Production, LLC, has filed an application Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, in this cause requesting the Corporation Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. Commission of Oklahoma to enter an on the 22nd day of August, 2011, and that order pooling the interests, and adjudicatthis notice be published as required by law ing the rights and equities in connection and the rules of the Commission. therewith, of the oil and gas owners in the NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that “640-acre” drilling and spacing units to be Applicant and interested parties may presformed in Section 17, Township 29 North, ent testimony by telephone. The cost of Range 9 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, telephonic communication shall be paid by Oklahoma, for the Tonkawa, Cottage the person or persons requesting its use. Grove, Big Lime-Oswego, Cherokee and Interested parties who wish to participate Mississippian separate common sources by telephone shall contact Applicant or of supply in respect to the development of Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing such separate common sources of supply date, and provide their names and telein such units. The interests of the oil and phone numbers. gas owners involved herein and the rights NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all and equities in respect thereto are sought interested persons may appear and be herein to be pooled and adjudicated pursuheard. For information concerning this ant to 52 O.S. §87.1 within and on the basis action, contact John R. Reeves, attorof the drilling and spacing units covered ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two hereby as a group or unit, and not limited Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, to a single wellbore. The application in this Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Telecause states that Applicant has proposed phone: (405) 235-1110; or Luke Roberts, the development of the separate common SandRidge Exploration and Production, sources of supply in the drilling and spac- LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma ing units involved herein under a plan of City, OK 73102-6406, Telephone: (405) development and has proposed to com429-6344. mence such plan of development of such CORPORATION COMMISSION units by an initial well in the lands covered OF OKLAHOMA hereby. Such application further states DANA L. MURPHY, Chair that Applicant has been unable to reach an JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman agreement with the owners of drilling rights BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner named as respondents herein with respect DONE AND PERFORMED this 1st day of to such proposed plan of development of August, 2011. the separate common sources of supply BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: in the drilling and spacing units covered PEGGY MITCHELL, hereby. Such application further requests Commission Secretary

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & up to 365 days within which to commence Republican Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 1t operations on or in connection with such BEFORE THE CORPORATION initial well under such plan of development. COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF Such application further states that there is OKLAHOMA currently pending before the Commission APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE in Cause CD No. 201103512 an applicaEXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, tion of Applicant to form 640-acre drilling LLC and spacing units in said Section 26 for RELIEF SOUGHT: POOLING the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Kansas LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 26, City, Big Lime-Oswego, Cherokee and Township 28 North, Range 10 Mississippian separate common sources West of the IM, Alfalfa County, of supply. Oklahoma NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Cause CD No. 201103665 the application in this cause requests that NOTICE OF HEARING SandRidge Exploration and Production, STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perLLC, or some other party recommended sons, owners, producers, operators, by Applicant be designated as operator purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and under the order to be entered herein of all other interested persons, particularly the separate common sources of supply in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the in the drilling and spacing units covered following: Striker Land Services, LLC; hereby, including the initial well and any Susan Conkey; Primex Energy Partners, subsequent well or wells drilled under or Ltd.; if the above-named individual be otherwise covered by Applicant’s proposed deceased, then the unknown heirs, execuplan of development of such units. tors, administrators, devisees, trustees and NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this assigns, both immediate and remote, of cause is set before an administrative law such deceased individual; and if any of the judge for hearing, taking of evidence and above-named parties is a dissolved partreporting to the Corporation Commission nership, corporation or other association, of Oklahoma. then the unknown successors, trustees NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this and assigns, both immediate and remote, cause will be heard before an administraof such dissolved entity. tive law judge on the Conservation Docket NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the Western Regional Service Office of Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe Production, LLC, has filed an application Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, in this cause requesting the Corporation Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. Commission of Oklahoma to enter an order on the 22nd day of August, 2011, and that pooling the interests, and adjudicating the this notice be published as required by law rights and equities in connection therewith, and the rules of the Commission. of the oil and gas owners in the 640-acre NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that drilling and spacing units to be formed in Applicant and interested parties may presSection 26, Township 28 North, Range 10 ent testimony by telephone. The cost of West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, telephonic communication shall be paid by for the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Kansas the person or persons requesting its use. City, Big Lime-Oswego, Cherokee and Interested parties who wish to participate Mississippian separate common sources by telephone shall contact Applicant or of supply in respect to the development of Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing such separate common sources of supply date, and provide their names and telein such units. The interests of the oil and phone numbers. gas owners involved herein and the rights NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all and equities in respect thereto are sought interested persons may appear and be herein to be pooled and adjudicated pursuheard. For information concerning this ant to 52 O.S. §87.1 within and on the basis action, contact John R. Reeves, attorof the drilling and spacing units covered ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two hereby as a group or unit, and not limited Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, to a single wellbore. The application in this Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Telecause states that Applicant has proposed phone: (405) 235-1110; or Kevin Manning, the development of the separate common SandRidge Exploration and Production, sources of supply in the drilling and spac- LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma ing units involved herein under a plan of City, OK 73102-6406, Telephone: (405) development and has proposed to com429-5788. mence such plan of development of such CORPORATION COMMISSION units by an initial well in the lands covered OF OKLAHOMA hereby. Such application further states DANA L. MURPHY, Chair that Applicant has been unable to reach an JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman agreement with the owners of drilling rights BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner named as respondents herein with respect DONE AND PERFORMED this 26th day to such proposed plan of development of of July, 2011. the separate common sources of supply BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: in the drilling and spacing units covered PEGGY MITCHELL, hereby. Such application further requests Commission Secretary

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Kerri McDaniel, with and on behalf of Skyler Marie Ryden and Dakota McDaniel, has filed a protective order against Clenton Tyson McDaniel. Traffic Charged with failure to wear seat belt, $20: James Patrick Griffin, Jet; Luis Rojo Fuentes, Enid;

William Charles Buell, Devine, Texas; Marcel J. Gosselin, Midwest City. Charged with speeding 1-10 mph over speed limit, $188.50: Toby Gene Wood, Ames; Cathy Leola Sweet, Vici. Charged with speeding 11-14 mph over speed limit, $226.50: Law-

Legal notice permission running in favor of Applicant Published in the Cherokee Messenger & or some other party recommended by ApRepublican Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 1t plicant, and to establish proper allowables BEFORE THE CORPORATION for such well and such unit. COMMISSION OF THE STATE NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that OF OKLAHOMA the application in this cause requests APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE that the order to be entered in this matter EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, (amending the applicable orders of the LLC Commission, including Order No. 581784) RELIEF SOUGHT: INCREASED be made effective as of the date of the exDENSITY ecution thereof or as of a date prior thereto LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 2, and that the authorization and permission Township 28 North, Range 10 requested herein run in favor of Applicant West of the IM, Alfalfa County, or some other party recommended by Oklahoma Applicant. Cause CD No. 201103747 NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this NOTICE OF HEARING cause is set before an administrative law STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perjudge for hearing, taking of evidence and sons, owners, producers, operators, reporting to the Commission. purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this all other interested persons, particularly cause will be heard before an administrain Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the tive law judge on the Conservation Docket following: Charles T. Clark, Jr.; Brenda J. at the Western Regional Service Office of Clark; Charles T. Clark, as Trustee of the the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe Charles T. Clark Living Trust, a Revocable Trust dtd. 3/21/97; Phyllis J. Clark, as Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. Trustee of the Phyllis J. Clark Living Trust, on the 22nd day of August, 2011, and that a Revocable Trust dtd. 3/21/97; Phillip this notice be published as required by law E. Doherty; Anita Doherty; Chesapeake Exploration, LLC; Chesapeake Operating, and the rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Inc.; Three Amigos Oil & Gas, LLC; if any of the above-named individuals be deceased, Applicant and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of then the unknown heirs, executors, admintelephonic communication shall be paid by istrators, devisees, trustees and assigns, both immediate and remote, of such the person or persons requesting its use. Interested parties who wish to participate deceased individual; if any of the abovenamed parties is a dissolved partnership, by telephone shall contact Applicant or corporation or other association, then the Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing unknown successors, trustees and as- date, and provide their names and telesigns, both immediate and remote, of such phone numbers. dissolved entity; and if any of the aboveNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all named parties designated as a trustee is interested persons may appear and be not presently acting in such capacity as heard. For information concerning this trustee, then the unknown successor or action, contact John R. Reeves, Attorsuccessors to such trustee. ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, TeleProduction, LLC, has filed an application phone: (405) 235-1110; or Kevin Manning, in this cause requesting the Corporation SandRidge Exploration and Production, Commission of Oklahoma to enter an LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma order, to be effective as of the date of the City, Oklahoma 73102-6406, Telephone: execution thereof or as of a date prior (405) 429-5788. thereto, amending the applicable orders CORPORATION COMMISSION of the Commission, including Order No. OF OKLAHOMA 581784, to authorize and permit another DANA L. MURPHY, Chair well in the 640-acre drilling and spacing JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman unit formed for the Mississippian common BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner source of supply in Section 2, Township DONE AND PERFORMED this 1st day of 28 North, Range 10 West of the IM, AlAugust, 2011. falfa County, Oklahoma, so as to produce BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: hydrocarbons from such common source PEGGY MITCHELL, of supply, with such authorization and Commission Secretary

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & or some other party recommended by Republican Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 1t Applicant; and (ii) establishing a proper BEFORE THE CORPORATION allowable for the proposed well involved COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF herein as to the separate common sources 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 before EXCEPTION the Commission an application of Applicant LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 14, to form 640-acre drilling and spacing units Township 28 North, Range 11 in said Section 14 for the Tonkawa, Cottage West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Grove, Big Lime-Oswego, Cherokee and Oklahoma Mississippian separate common sources Cause CD No. 201103664 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 execution thereof or as of a date prior in said Section 14 in regard to the subsurthereto, as follows: (i) authorizing and face location tolerance areas described permitting an exception to the permitted above are Sections 11, 12, 13, 23 and 24, well location tolerances in the 640-acre Township 28 North, Range 11 West of the drilling and spacing units to be formed in IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. The other Section 14, Township 28 North, Range “land sections” surrounding said Section 11 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Okla14 are Sections 10, 15 and 22, Township homa, for the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, 28 North, Range 11 West of the IM, Alfalfa Big Lime-Oswego, Cherokee and MisCounty, Oklahoma. sissippian separate common sources of NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this supply, so as to allow a well to be drilled cause is set before an administrative law from a surface location being not closer judge for hearing, taking of evidence and than 200 feet from the south line and not reporting to the Corporation Commission closer than 660 feet from the east line of of Oklahoma. said Section 14 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, Cottage istrative law judge on the Conservation Grove, Big Lime-Oswego and Cherokee Docket at the Western Regional Service separate common sources of supply and Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim to a subsurface location of such well’s entry Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Bouinto the Mississippian common source of levard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 supply being as follows: not closer than A.M. on the 22nd day of August, 2011, and 200 feet from the south line and 660 feet that this notice be published as required by from the east line of said Section 14, with law and the rules of the Commission. the first perforation in the horizontal portion NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that or 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 14, 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 330 feet phone numbers. from the north line and 660 feet from the NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all east line of said Section 14, 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 14, and phone: (405) 235-1110; or Kevin Manning, 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) 429-5788. 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 26th 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

rence Anthony Compo, Alva; Garrett Mark Johnson, Kiowa, Kan. Charged with speeding 16-20 mph over speed limit, $241.50: Eric William Jones, Sallisaw; Taylor Leigh Baker, Valdosta, Ga. Charged with speeding 31-35 mph over speed limit, $361.50: Matthias Nathan Gillespie, Wa-

terville, Nova Scotia, Canada. Charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license, $256.50: Taylor Leigh Baker, Valdosta, Ga. Charged with operating a motor vehicle at a speed not reasonable or proper, $256.50: Micheal Ray Calwonsen, Fairview.

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Republican Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 1t the application in this cause requests BEFORE THE CORPORATION that the order to be entered in this matter COMMISSION OF THE STATe (amending the applicable orders of the OF OKLAHOMA Commission, including Order No. 583820) APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE be made effective as of the date of the exEXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, ecution thereof or as of a date prior thereto LLC and that the authorization and permission RELIEF SOUGHT: INCREASED requested herein run in favor of Applicant DENSITY or some other party recommended by LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 3, Applicant. Township 28 North, Range 10 NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this West of the IM, Alfalfa County, cause is set before an administrative law Oklahoma judge for hearing, taking of evidence and Cause CD No. 201103746 reporting to the Commission. NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All percause will be heard before an administrasons, owners, producers, operators, tive law judge on the Conservation Docket purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and at the Western Regional Service Office of all other interested persons, particularly in the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the folBuilding, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, lowing: Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; Larry Rex An- on the 22nd day of August, 2011, and that gle; Phoebe Jan Angle; Brenda Jean Clark; this notice be published as required by law Philip E. Doherty; Neal Gordon; Merle F. and the rules of the Commission. Winans, deceased; Betty Jewell; G & S NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Smith Limited Partnership; Three Amigos Applicant and interested parties may presOil & Gas, LLC; if any of the above-named ent testimony by telephone. The cost of individuals be deceased, then the unknown telephonic communication shall be paid by heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, the person or persons requesting its use. trustees and assigns, both immediate and Interested parties who wish to participate remote, of such deceased individual; and by telephone shall contact Applicant or if any of the above-named parties is a disApplicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing solved partnership, corporation or other date, and provide their names and teleassociation, then the unknown successors, phone numbers. trustees and assigns, both immediate and NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all remote, of such dissolved entity. interested persons may appear and be NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that heard. For information concerning this Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and action, contact John R. Reeves, AttorProduction, LLC, has filed an application ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two in this cause requesting the Corporation Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, Commission of Oklahoma to enter an Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Teleorder, to be effective as of the date of the phone: (405) 235-1110; or Kevin Manning, execution thereof or as of a date prior SandRidge Exploration and Production, thereto, amending the applicable orders LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma of the Commission, including Order No. City, Oklahoma 73102-6406, Telephone: 583820, to authorize and permit another (405) 429-5788. well in the 640-acre drilling and spacing CORPORATION COMMISSION unit formed for the Mississippian common OF OKLAHOMA source of supply in Section 3, Township DANA L. MURPHY, Chair 28 North, Range 10 West of the IM, AlJEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman falfa County, Oklahoma, so as to produce BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner hydrocarbons from such common source DONE AND PERFORMED this 1st day of of supply, with such authorization and August, 2011. permission running in favor of Applicant BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: or some other party recommended by ApPEGGY MITCHELL, plicant, and to establish proper allowables Commission Secretary for such well and such unit.

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & of supply, with such authorization and Republican Thursday, Aug. 4, 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 7, states that there is currently pending Township 28 North, Range 10 before the Commission an application of West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Applicant to form 640-acre drilling and Oklahoma spacing units in said Section 7 for the Cause CD No. 201103662 Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Oswego, CheroNOTICE OF HEARING kee and Mississippian separate common STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persources of supply. sons, owners, producers, operators, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and application in this cause requests that the all other interested persons, particularly order to be entered in this matter be made in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the effective as of the date of the execution following: Triad Energy, Inc.; 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 requested herein run in favor of Applicant the unknown successors, trustees and or some other party recommended by assigns, both immediate and remote, of Applicant. such dissolved entity. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that “land sections adjacent to the area within Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and the location exception” requested herein in Production, LLC, has filed an application said Section 7 in regard to the subsurface in this cause requesting the Corporation location tolerance areas described above Commission of Oklahoma to enter an are Sections 5, 6, 8, 17 and 18, Townorder, to be effective as of the date of the ship 28 North, Range 10 West of the IM, execution thereof or as of a date prior Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. The other “land thereto, as follows: (i) authorizing and per- sections” surrounding said Section 7 are mitting an exception to the permitted well Sections 1, 12 and 13, Township 28 North, location tolerances in the 640-acre drilling Range 11 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, and spacing units to be formed in Section Oklahoma. 7, Township 28 North, Range 10 West of NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, for the cause is set before an administrative law Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Oswego, Cherojudge for hearing, taking of evidence and kee and Mississippian separate common reporting to the Corporation Commission sources of supply so as to allow a well to of Oklahoma. be drilled from a surface location being NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this not closer than 200 feet from the south cause is set for hearing before an adminline and not closer than 660 feet from the istrative law judge on the Conservation east line of said Section 7 to subsurface Docket at the Western Regional Service locations of such well’s entry into and Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim such well’s exit from each of the Tonkawa, Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln BouCottage Grove, Oswego and Cherokee levard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 separate common sources of supply and A.M. on the 22nd 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 7, 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 7, 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 7, 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 7, 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 26th 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 above-named separate common sources


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LEGAL NOTICES Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & of supply of gas so as to cover and include Republican Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 1t fractional Section 17, Township 29 North, BEFORE THE CORPORATION Range 9 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, COMMISSION OF THE STATE Oklahoma, and to form proper drilling and OF OKLAHOMA spacing units for such separate common APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE sources of supply in such section, which EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, units Applicant requests be formed as LLC “640-acre” drilling and spacing units; and RELIEF SOUGHT: SPACING (ii) granting such other and further relief as LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section may be proper based upon the evidence 17, Township 29 North, Range 9 presented at the hearing herein. Such West of the IM, Alfalfa County, application further states that said Section Oklahoma 17 lies along the Oklahoma-Kansas state Cause CD No. 201103668 boundary line and such section is a fracNOTICE OF HEARING tional section, containing approximately STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All per534.79 acres. sons, owners, producers, operators, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and application in this cause requests that the all other interested persons, particularly order to be entered in this matter be made in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the effective as of the date of the execution following: Cherelyn G. Wood; Cherrie Lem- thereof or as of a date prior thereto and bke a/k/a Cherrie Bazer; Dwight Lembke; seeks to amend Order No. 579102 with Cleroy Inc.; Clifford G. White Revocable respect to the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Trust dated 12/27/2002, and Clifford G. Big Lime-Oswego, Cherokee and MisWhite and Viola F. White, as Co-Trustees sissippian separate common sources of of such trust; Dean Wesley Hughes, II; D supply. W Hughes, LLC; George F. Friedel, III; NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this Michelle R. Friedel; Hellborg Exploration, cause is set before an administrative law LLC; J. R. McGinley, Jr. Revocable Trust, judge for hearing, taking of evidence and and J.R. McGinley Jr., as Trustee of such reporting to the Commission. trust; James E. and Jeanette M. LangsNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this ton Revocable Trust dated 5/10/1995, cause will be heard before an administraand James E. Langston and Jeanette M. tive law judge on the Conservation Docket Langston, as Co-Trustees of such trust; at the Western Regional Service Office of Lanroy, Inc.; Mac L. Sanders; Shela S. the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe Sanders; Patrick A. McGinley Revocable Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Trust dated 1/2/1990, and Patrick McGinOklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. ley, as Trustee of such trust; Phillip L. on the 23rd day of August, 2011, and that Jones; Cathleen A. Jones; Rani L. Bryant; this notice be published as required by law Shana Klick; Shelly Hawkins a/k/a Shelly and the rules of the Commission. Warren; Matt Warren; Trollinger Marsh NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Resources, Inc.; Viola F. White Revocable Applicant and interested parties may presTrust dated 12/27/2002, and Viola F. White ent testimony by telephone. The cost of and Clifford G. White, as Co-Trustees of telephonic communication shall be paid by such trust; Yale Oil Association, Inc.; 4J the person or persons requesting its use. Farm and Ranch, LLC; if any of the above- Interested parties who wish to participate named individuals be deceased, then the by telephone shall contact Applicant or unknown heirs, executors, administrators, Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing devisees, trustees and assigns, both im- date, and provide their names and telemediate and remote, of such deceased phone numbers. individual; if any of the above-named parNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all ties is a dissolved partnership, corporation interested persons may appear and be or other association, then the unknown heard. For information concerning this successors, trustees and assigns, both action, contact John R. Reeves, Attorimmediate and remote, of such dissolved ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two entity; and if any of the above-named parLeadership Square, 211 North Robinson, ties designated as a trustee is not presently Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Teleacting in such capacity as trustee, then phone: (405) 235-1110; or Luke Roberts, the unknown successor or successors to SandRidge Exploration and Production, such trustee. LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that City, Oklahoma, 73102-6406, Telephone: Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and (405) 429-6344. Production, LLC, has filed an application CORPORATION COMMISSION in this cause requesting the Corporation OF OKLAHOMA Commission of Oklahoma to enter an orDANA. L. MURPHY, Chair der, to be effective as of the date of the exJEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman ecution thereof or as of a date prior thereto, BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner as follows: (i) amending a prior order of DONE AND PERFORMED this 26th day the Commission to enlarge and extend of July, 2011. the boundaries of the Tonkawa, Cottage BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: Grove, Big Lime-Oswego, Cherokee and PEGGY MITCHELL, Mississippian separate common sources Commission Secretary

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & above-named separate common sources Republican Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 1t of supply, with such authorization and BEFORE THE CORPORATION permission running in favor of Applicant COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF or some other party recommended by OKLAHOMA Applicant; and (ii) establishing a proper APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE allowable for the proposed well involved EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, herein as to the separate common sources LLC of supply covered hereby, which allowable RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION Applicant requests be established as a full EXCEPTION allowable with no downward adjustment LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section made thereto. Such application further 17, Township 29 North, Range 9 states that there is currently pending West of the IM, Alfalfa County, before the Commission an application Oklahoma of Applicant to form “640-acre” drilling Cause CD No. 201103669 and spacing units in said Section 17 for NOTICE OF HEARING the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Big LimeSTATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perOswego, Cherokee and Mississippian sons, owners, producers, operators, separate common sources of supply. purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the all other interested persons, particularly application in this cause requests that the in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the order to be entered in this matter be made following: Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; effective as of the date of the execution Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C.; and if thereof or as of a date prior thereto and any of the above-named parties is a disthat the authorization and permission solved partnership, corporation or other requested herein run in favor of Applicant association, then the unknown successors, or some other party recommended by trustees and assigns, both immediate and Applicant. remote, of such dissolved entity. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that “land sections adjacent to the area within Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and the location exception” requested herein in Production, LLC, has filed an application said Section 17 in the State of Oklahoma in in this cause requesting the Corporation regard to the subsurface location tolerance Commission of Oklahoma to enter an areas described above are Sections 16, order, to be effective as of the date of the 20 and 21, Township 29 North, Range 9 execution thereof or as of a date prior West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. thereto, as follows: (i) authorizing and The other “land sections” surrounding said permitting an exception to the permitted Section 17 in the State of Oklahoma are well location tolerances in the “640-acre” Sections 18 and 19, Township 29 North, drilling and spacing units to be formed in Range 9 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Section 17, Township 29 North, Range 9 Oklahoma. West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this for the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Big Lime- cause is set before an administrative law Oswego, Cherokee and Mississippian judge for hearing, taking of evidence and separate common sources of supply, so as reporting to the Corporation Commission to allow a well to be drilled from a surface of Oklahoma. location being not closer than 225 feet from NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this the north line and not closer than 880 feet cause is set for hearing before an adminfrom the east line of Section 20, Township istrative law judge on the Conservation 29 North, Range 9 West of the IM, Alfalfa Docket at the Western Regional Service County, Oklahoma, to subsurface locations Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim of such well’s entry into and such well’s Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Bouexit from each of the Tonkawa, Cottage levard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 Grove, Big Lime-Oswego and Cherokee A.M. on the 23rd day of August, 2011, and separate common sources of supply and that this notice be published as required by to a subsurface location of such well’s entry law and the rules of the Commission. into the Mississippian common source of NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that supply being as follows: not closer than Applicant and interested parties may pres330 feet from the south line and 880 feet ent testimony by telephone. The cost of from the east line of said Section 17, with telephonic communication shall be paid by the first perforation in the horizontal portion the person or persons requesting its use. or lateral of the borehole of such well in the Interested parties who wish to participate Mississippian common source of supply by telephone shall contact Applicant or being as follows: not closer than 330 feet Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing from the south line and 880 feet from the date, and provide their names and teleeast line of said Section 17, and with the phone numbers. last perforation in the horizontal portion or NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all lateral of the borehole of such well in the interested persons may appear and be Mississippian common source of supply heard. For information concerning this being as follows: not closer than 200 feet action, contact John R. Reeves, Attorfrom the north line and 880 feet from the ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two east line of said Section 17, and with the Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, terminus or end point of the horizontal Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Teleportion or lateral of the borehole of such phone: (405) 235-1110; or Luke Roberts, well in the Mississippian common source SandRidge Exploration and Production, of supply being as follows: not closer than LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma 200 feet from the north line and 880 feet City, Oklahoma, 73102-6406, Telephone: from the east line of said Section 17, and (405) 429-6344. with a “tolerance distance” for the aboveCORPORATION COMMISSION described subsurface locations, horizontal OF OKLAHOMA portion or lateral and completion interval DANA L. MURPHY, Chair of such well being as follows: a distance JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman of not more than 100 feet in an easterly BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner direction and in a westerly direction from DONE AND PERFORMED this 26th day any such subsurface location, from any of July, 2011. point on or along such horizontal portion or BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: lateral and from any point on or along such PEGGY MITCHELL, completion interval, and to be completed Commission Secretary in and to produce hydrocarbons from the

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Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & sources of supply in the units covered Republican Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 1t hereby. Such application further requests BEFORE THE CORPORATION up to 365 days within which to commence COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF operations on or in connection with such OKLAHOMA initial well under such plan of developAPPLICANT: SANDRIDGE ment. Such application further states EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, that there is currently pending before the LLC Commission an application of Applicant to RELIEF SOUGHT: POOLING form 640-acre drilling and spacing units in LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 14, said Section 14 for the Tonkawa, Cottage Township 28 North, Range 11 Grove, Big Lime-Oswego, Cherokee and West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Mississippian separate common sources Oklahoma of supply. Cause CD No. 201103749 NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that NOTICE OF HEARING the application in this cause requests that STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perSandRidge Exploration and Production, sons, owners, producers, operators, LLC, or some other party recommended purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and by Applicant be designated as operator all other interested persons, particularly in under the order to be entered herein of the Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the folseparate common sources of supply in the lowing: Enid Independence Square, LLC; units covered hereby, including the initial Cisco Operating, LLC; Randy Click; John well and any subsequent well or wells to L. Harrod; Laynie H. Arnold; McLinn Land be drilled under or otherwise covered by Services, LLC; Bruce McLinn; Patricia M. Applicant’s proposed plan of development Harrod, a/k/a Patricia Lovell Harrod; Sara of such units. J. Hankins; if any of the above-named inNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this dividuals be deceased, then the unknown cause is set before an administrative law heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, judge for hearing, taking of evidence and trustees and assigns, both immediate and reporting to the Corporation Commission remote, of such deceased individual; and of Oklahoma. if any of the above-named parties that is NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this a partnership, corporation or other ascause will be heard before an administrasociation be dissolved, then the unknown tive law judge on the Conservation Docket successors, trustees and assigns, both at the Western Regional Service Office of immediate and remote, of such dissolved the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe entity. Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and on the 22nd day of August, 2011, and that Production, LLC, has filed an application this notice be published as required by law in this cause requesting the Corporation and the rules of the Commission. Commission of Oklahoma to enter an NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that order pooling the interests, and adjudicatApplicant and interested parties may presing the rights and equities in connection ent testimony by telephone. The cost of therewith, of the oil and gas owners in the telephonic communication shall be paid by 640-acre drilling and spacing units to be the person or persons requesting its use. formed in Section 14, Township 28 North, Interested parties who wish to participate Range 11 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, by telephone shall contact Applicant or Oklahoma, for the Tonkawa, Cottage Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing Grove, Big Lime-Oswego, Cherokee and date, and provide their names and teleMississippian separate common sources phone numbers. of supply, in respect to the development of NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all such separate common sources of supply interested persons may appear and be in such units. The interests of the oil and heard. For information concerning this gas owners involved herein and the rights action, contact John R. Reeves, attorand equities in respect thereto are sought ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two herein to be pooled and adjudicated pursuLeadership Square, 211 North Robinson, ant to 52 O.S. §87.1 within and on the basis Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Teleof the units covered hereby as a group or phone: (405) 235-1110; or Kevin Manning, unit, and not limited to a single wellbore. SandRidge Exploration and Production, The application in this cause states that LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma Applicant has proposed the development City, OK 73102-6406, Telephone: (405) of the separate common sources of sup429-5788. ply in the units involved herein under a CORPORATION COMMISSION plan of development and has proposed OF OKLAHOMA to commence such plan of development DANA. L. MURPHY, Chair of such units by an initial well in the lands JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman covered hereby. Such application further BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner states that Applicant has been unable DONE AND PERFORMED this 1st day of to reach an agreement with the owners August, 2011. of drilling rights named as respondents BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: herein with respect to such proposed plan PEGGY MITCHELL, of development of the separate common Commission Secretary

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & above-named separate common sources Republican Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 1t of supply, with such authorization and BEFORE THE CORPORATION permission running in favor of Applicant COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF or some other party recommended by OKLAHOMA Applicant; and (ii) establishing a proper APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE allowable for the proposed well involved EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, herein as to the separate common sources LLC of supply covered hereby, which allowable RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION Applicant requests be established as a full EXCEPTION allowable with no downward adjustment LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 13, made thereto. Such amended application Township 29 North, Range 10 further states that there is currently pendWest of the IM Alfalfa County, ing before the Commission in Cause CD Oklahoma No. 201103236 an application of Applicant Cause CD No. 201103237 to form “640-acre” drilling and spacing units AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING in said Section 13 for the Tonkawa, Cottage STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perGrove, Kansas City, Big Lime-Oswego, sons, owners, producers, operators, Cherokee and Mississippian separate purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and common sources of supply. all other interested persons, particularly NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the the amended application in this cause following: Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; requests that the order to be entered in Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C.; Yale Oil this matter be made effective as of the Association, Inc.; Unit Petroleum Comdate of the execution thereof or as of a pany; DW Hughes, LLC; and if any of the date prior thereto and that the authorizaabove-named parties is a dissolved parttion and permission requested herein run nership, corporation or other association, in favor of Applicant or some other party then the unknown successors, trustees recommended by Applicant. and assigns, both immediate and remote, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the of such dissolved entity. “land sections adjacent to the area within NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the location exception” requested herein in Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and said Section 13 in the State of Oklahoma Production, LLC, has filed an amended in regard to the subsurface location tolerapplication in this cause requesting the ance areas described above are Section Corporation Commission of Oklahoma to 24, Township 29 North, Range 10 West of enter an order, to be effective as of the date the IM, and Sections 18 and 19, Township of the execution thereof or as of a date 29 North, Range 9 West of the IM, all in prior thereto, as follows: (i) authorizing and Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. The other “land permitting an exception to the permitted sections” surrounding said Section 13 in well location tolerances in the “640-acre” the State of Oklahoma are Sections 14 and drilling and spacing units to be formed in 23, Township 29 North, Range 10 West of Section 13, Township 29 North, Range 10 the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this for the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Kansas cause is set before an administrative law City, Big Lime-Oswego, Cherokee and judge for hearing, taking of evidence and Mississippian separate common sources reporting to the Corporation Commission of supply, so as to allow a well to be drilled of Oklahoma. from a surface location being not closer NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this than 165 feet from the north line and not cause is set for hearing before an admincloser than 660 feet from the east line of istrative law judge on the Conservation Section 24, Township 29 North, Range 10 Docket at the Western Regional Service West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, Office of the Corporation Commission, to subsurface locations of such well’s Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln entry into and such well’s exit from each Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at of the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Kansas 8:30 A.M. on the 22nd day of August, 2011, City, Big Lime-Oswego and Cherokee and that this amended notice be published separate common sources of supply and as required by law and the rules of the to a subsurface location of such well’s entry Commission. into the Mississippian common source of NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that supply being as follows: not closer than Applicant and interested parties may pres200 feet from the south line and 660 feet ent testimony by telephone. The cost of from the east line of said Section 13, with telephonic communication shall be paid by the first perforation in the horizontal portion the person or persons requesting its use. or lateral of the borehole of such well in the Interested parties who wish to participate Mississippian common source of supply by telephone shall contact Applicant or being as follows: not closer than 200 feet Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing from the south line and 660 feet from the date, and provide their names and teleeast line of said Section 13, and with the phone numbers. last perforation in the horizontal portion or NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all lateral of the borehole of such well in the interested persons may appear and be Mississippian common source of supply heard. For information concerning this being as follows: not closer than 200 feet action, contact John R. Reeves, Attorfrom the north line and 660 feet from the ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two east line of said Section 13, and with the Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, terminus or end point of the horizontal Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Teleportion or lateral of the borehole of such phone: (405) 235-1110; or Kevin Manning, well in the Mississippian common source SandRidge Exploration and Production, of supply being as follows: not closer than LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma 200 feet from the north line and 660 feet City, Oklahoma, 73102-6406, Telephone: from the east line of said Section 13, and (405) 429-5788. with a “tolerance distance” for the aboveCORPORATION COMMISSION described subsurface locations, horizontal OF OKLAHOMA portion or lateral and completion interval DANA L. MURPHY, Chair of such well being as follows: a distance JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman of not more than 100 feet in an easterly BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner direction and in a westerly direction from DONE AND PERFORMED this 1st day of any such subsurface location, from any August, 2011. point on or along such horizontal portion or BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: \ lateral and from any point on or along such PEGGY MITCHELL, completion interval, and to be completed Commission Secretary in and to produce hydrocarbons from the

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Grove, Big Lime-Oswego, Cherokee and Republican Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 1t Mississippian separate common sources BEFORE THE CORPORATION of supply of gas so as to cover and include COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF Section 14, Township 28 North, Range 11 OKLAHOMA West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE and forming proper drilling and spacing EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, units in such section for such separate LLC common sources of supply, which units RELIEF SOUGHT: SPACING Applicant requests be formed as 640-acre LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 14, drilling and spacing units; and (ii) granting Township 28 North, Range 11 such other and further relief as may be West of the IM, Alfalfa County, proper based upon the evidence presented Oklahoma at the hearing herein. Cause CD No. 201103663 NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the NOTICE OF HEARING application in this cause requests that the STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perorder to be entered in this matter be made sons, owners, producers, operators, effective as of the date of the execution purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and thereof or as of a date prior thereto. all other interested persons, particularly NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the cause is set before an administrative law following: Barbara Gail Frei; Heather Rajudge for hearing, taking of evidence and chelle Frei; Cisco Operating, LLC; Dennis reporting to the Commission. Ray Ferrell; Brenda Diane Ferrell; Dolly NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this M. Daniels; Enid Independence Square, cause will be heard before an administraLLC; Hankey Trust u/t/a dated 8/19/2005, tive law judge on the Conservation Docket as amended 10/14/2010, and the Trustee at the Western Regional Service Office of of such trust; John L. Harrod; Laynie the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe H. Arnold; McLinn Land Services, LLC; Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Mickey Lynn Ferrell; Sheila Ferrell; Monty Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. Lee Ferrell; Linda Faye Ferrell; Patricia on the 22nd day of August, 2011, and that M. Harrod, a/k/a Patricia Lovell Harrod; this notice be published as required by law Rickey D. Hankey; Beverly J. Hankey; Sara and the rules of the Commission. J. Hankins; The Ken R. Reitz Revocable NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Trust dated 11/24/2006, and the Trustee of Applicant and interested parties may pressuch trust; The LaWilde J. Reitz Revocable ent testimony by telephone. The cost of Trust dated 9/29/2006, and the Trustee of telephonic communication shall be paid by such trust; The LaWilde J. Reitz Revocable the person or persons requesting its use. Trust dated 9/29/2007, and the Trustee of Interested parties who wish to participate such trust; The Randy J. Titus and Carol J. by telephone shall contact Applicant or Titus Living Trust dated 7/25/2006, and the Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing Trustee of such trust; if any of the above- date, and provide their names and telenamed individuals be deceased, then the phone numbers. unknown heirs, executors, administrators, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all devisees, trustees and assigns, both iminterested persons may appear and be mediate and remote, of such deceased in- heard. For information concerning this dividual; if any of the above-named parties action, contact John R. Reeves, Attorwhich is a partnership, corporation or other ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two association is dissolved, then the unknown Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Telesuccessors, trustees and assigns, both phone: (405) 235-1110; or Kevin Manning, immediate and remote, of such dissolved SandRidge Exploration and Production, entity; and if any of the above-named parties designated as a trustee is not presently LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma acting in such capacity as trustee, then City, Oklahoma 73102-6406, Telephone: (405) 429-5788. the unknown successor or successors to CORPORATION COMMISSION such trustee. OF OKLAHOMA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DANA L. MURPHY, Chair Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman Production, LLC, has filed an application BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner in this cause requesting the Corporation DONE AND PERFORMED this 26th day Commission of Oklahoma to enter an of July, 2011. order, to be effective as of the date of the BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: execution thereof or as of a date prior thereto, as follows: (i) establishing the PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Secretary initial boundaries of the Tonkawa, Cottage

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, August 4, 2011. 1t COUNTY commissioners July 25, 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 9:40 A.M., July 22, 2011. Murrow moved to approve the minutes of July 18. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve the following M & O Warrants for payment. Walker seconded. All voted aye. Prior Year General Fund 1214......Marc.......................................................$213.53................................ Supplies 1215......Cherokee Publishing Co.........................$619.40...........................Publications HIGHWAY CASH 1905......Sturgeons Tractor & Truck Sale..........$1,575.00......................................Parts SALES TAX - HEALTH 335........Trade Mark Signs...................................$270.00..................................... Signs SHERIFF CASH B 51..........Onvisource..........................................$5,642.08............................. Equipment Current Year General Fund 33..........Dirks Copy Products.................................$30.38................................ Supplies 34..........Burlington Farmers Coop.......................$483.95...................................... Tires 35..........Cherokee Publishing Co...........................$27.00.......................... Subscription 36..........Alco............................................................$5.98................................ Supplies 37..........Cherokee Publishing Co.........................$271.80...........................Publications 38..........Unifirst Corporation..................................$53.60....................................Rental 39..........Marc.......................................................$224.00................................ Supplies 40..........SPC........................................................$120.00................................ Supplies 41..........Dirks Copy products...............................$178.63................................ Supplies 42..........Circuit Engineering Dist #8.........................$8.25..................................... Signs HIGHWAY CASH 39..........Circuit Engineering Dist #8.......................$25.30..................................... Signs 40..........Berry Tractor & Equipment.....................$640.82......................................Parts 41..........Dub Ross Company............................$1,805.60................................. Culverts 42..........Circle S Paving....................................$2,042.33.................................. Asphalt 43..........K&S Tire..............................................$1,840.88...................................... Tires 44..........Central Ford New Holland......................$398.06......................................Parts 45..........Atwoods..................................................$844.41................................Uniforms 46..........Western Equipment..................................$50.64................................ Supplies 47..........Yellowhouse Machinery Co.................$2,416.10....................................Repair 48..........B&K Safety Service................................$608.89................................ Supplies 49..........Van Keppel, GW.....................................$178.01......................................Parts 50..........B&K Safety Service................................$108.75................................ Supplies 51..........Roberts Truck Center.............................$178.20......................................Parts 52..........OG&E.....................................................$270.52...................................Utilities SALES TAX - HEALTH 17..........Bay West.............................................$1,114.00................................Uniforms 18..........Emergency Medical Products Inc...........$279.28................................ Supplies 19..........Alliance Medical.......................................$88.00................................ Supplies SHERIFF CASH B 1............Gall S Inc..................................................$50.97............................. Equipment Roach moved to approve the blanket purchase orders. Murrow seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve the transfer of the old ambulance at Helena (1997 Chevy SK6302-100.00) from the EMS to Helena Rescue. Murrow seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve the project agreement with ODOT on BRO-102D (136) CI on the Eagle Chief bridge 3.2 miles west and 1 mile north of Carmen. Walker seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve the appointment of Lisa Diacon as receiving agent for the treasurer’s office. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve the sheriff’s monthly report. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Walker moved to approve a private property access easement for Dist #3 on the SE/4 of Section 13, Township 23, Range 11. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve a private property access easement for Dist #1 in the SE/4 of Section 15, Township 29, Range 10. Walker seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve 2 road crossing permits for Select Energy in Dist #1. Walker seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve the 3 road crossing permits for SandRidge in Dist #1. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Walker moved to approve 1 road crossing permit for Bloom Electric in Dist #1. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve 1 road crossing permit for Scott Lucas in Dist #2. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Walker moved to approve 17 road crossing permits for Atlas Pipeline in Dist #2 and #1. Murrow seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve 2 road crossing permits for Marsua Enterprises in Dist #3. Murrow seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve 1 road crossing permit for Triad Energy in Dist #1. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Walker moved to approve 1 road crossing permit for AEC in Dist #3. Murrow seconded. All voted aye. K&O, Rick Caruthers, Dietz Welding, and Railroad Yard submitted 6-month sealed bids for bridge construction. Murrow moved to accept all bids. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to adjourn. Walker 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 NOTICES Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 1t NOTICE OF FILING APPLICATION Application No. 1200530049 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, is requesting that the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, pursuant to OAC Rules 165:10-5-5 and 165: 5-7-27, administratively authorize the approval of disposal of saltwater and associated deleterious substances into a non-commercial disposal well as follows: WELL NAME AND LOCATION: Cara SWD 1-31, SW4, SE4, SE4, SE4, Sec. 31-T24N-R10W, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma DISPOSAL ZONE AND DEPTH: Arbuckle, TOP – approx. 7100’, BOTTOM – approx. 9650’ TD DISPOSAL RATE AND PRESSURE: 60,000 BPD, 2000 PSI Objections may be filed with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission within fifteen (15) days after publication of this notice. Objections, if any, should be mailed to Oil and Gas Conservation Division, Pollution Abatement Dept., Jim Thorpe Bldg., P.O. Box 52000, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73152-2000. August 4, 2011

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 1t NOTICE OF FILING APPLICATION Application No. 1200530050 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, is requesting that the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, pursuant to OAC Rules 165:10-5-5 and 165: 5-7-27, administratively authorize the approval of disposal of saltwater and associated deleterious substances into a non-commercial disposal well as follows: WELL NAME AND LOCATION: Bailey SWD 1-1, SE4, NE4, NE4, SE4, Sec. 1-T28N-R10W, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma DISPOSAL ZONE AND DEPTH: Arbuckle, TOP – approx. 5460’, BOTTOM – approx. 7300’ TD DISPOSAL RATE AND PRESSURE: 60,000 BPD, 2000 PSI Objections may be filed with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission within fifteen (15) days after publication of this notice. Objections, if any, should be mailed to Oil and Gas Conservation Division, Pollution Abatement Dept., Jim Thorpe Bldg., P.O. Box 52000, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73152-2000. August 4, 2011

Legal notice changes in the fees to make up for all the Published in the Cherokee Messenger & lost land lines. Republican Thursday, August 4, 2011. 1t Commissioner Murrow asks the City alfalfa county commissioner’s of Cherokee to work with Alfalfa County minutes for special e-911 on a contingency plan if Cherokee should meeting ever have to have help to keep an E-911 date: June 27, 2011 system in the County. Murrow asks those time: 7:00 p.m. in attendance if the consensus of the group baker building was to let the City of Cherokee provide the cherokee, ok County with an E-911 system. The majority Board Members Present: Chair: Doug Murrow - Present. Commissioner: Chad answered yes. Commissioner Chad Roach stated the Roach - Present. Commissioner Ray County has never said they didn’t want Walker - Present. the E-911 system in Cherokee - just that Chairman Doug Murrow called the since the County is maxed out on sales tax meeting to order. Murrow asks for any E-911 proposals to be presented. Don they could only help Cherokee, if they had trouble with funding, by cutting budgets on Bowman, Cherokee City Manager, preFire Departments and the EMS District. sented Cherokee’s E-911 proposal to the Doug Murrow made a motion that the County Commissioners. A questions was asked on the number of dispatchers in City of Cherokee operate an E-911 system for Alfalfa County but if Cherokee found the proposal. The answer was four (4) full they could not fund the system, then the time, four (4) part time and other officers system would be joined with Grant and who could cover breaks. A question from the audience asking what Alfalfa County Woods Counties and that Alfalfa County would fund and contract Woods County would be contributing to the E-911 system. The County would be providing the road to do the Mapping for the system. Motion signage, paying for the mapping of the seconded by Commissioners Chad Roach. county and directing all county phone tariff Motion passed - 3 ayes. Motion to adjourn: Doug Murrow. fees to the system. Questions about the Seconded: Chad Roach. Vote: 3-ayes. difference in landline fees and cell phone fees (since so many now have only cell Adjourned Doug Murrow, Chair phones) Murrow explained that the fees Chad Roach, Member were controlled by state legislation and Ray Walker, Member the legislators were working toward making

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, August 4, 2011. 1t county commissioners July 29, 2011 The Alfalfa County Commissioners met in the Civic Room office at 10:00 a.m. with Chair Murrow calling the meeting to order with members Roach and Walker and County Clerk Deputy Harmon 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 9:28 a.m., July 28, 2011. Murrow moved to approve the minutes of July 25 and the special meeting of June 27. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve the Payroll Warrants for Payment. Walker seconded. All voted aye. Morrow moved to approve the following M & O Warrants for payment. Roach seconded. All voted aye. HIGHWAY CASH 106........Sanders, Vernon.....................................$120.99.................................... Travel Walker moved to approve 5 road crossing permits for Crescent Services in Dist#1. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Walker moved to approve private property access easements for Dist #3 on the NW/4 and SW/4 of of Section 13, Township 24, Range 10. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to adjourn. Walker seconded. All voted aye. /s/ Doug Murrow Doug Murrow, Chair /s/ Chad Roach Chad Roach, Member /s/ Ray Walker Ray Walker, Member ATTEST:/s/ Nancy Harmon Nancy Harmon, County Clerk Deputy CLXCL LPXLP

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, August 4, 2011. 1t public notice M.A.G.B. Transportation, Inc. has applied for four 6 passenger mini-vans and four 4 passenger mini-vans w/ wheelchair accessibility to provide transportation for persons aged 55 or older and persons with disabilities in Garfield, Major, Alfalfa, Blaine, Grant and Kingfisher Counties. Any private sector, public transit, Para-transit operation, or 5310 participant within the area is invited to bid for these services or provide input for these services. Any private or public carrier interested, or objecting to, this bid must contact in writing, within fifteen days of this publication, the above-named applicant and: Oklahoma Department of Human Services Aging Services Division Attn: Transportation Prog. Contracts and Coalitions Unit 2401 N.W. 23rd Street, Suite 40 Oklahoma City, OK 73107-2422

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, July 28, Thursday, Aug. 4, and Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. 3t INVITATION TO BID EASEMENT #8937 The Commissioners of the Land Office, an agency of the State of Oklahoma, offers for sale by sealed bid, a 20 year easement for an 8” natural gas pipeline in the SW/4 Section 16-T24N-R10WIM, Alfalfa County, subject to all rules and regulations of the Land Office. Appraised value is $9,600.00. 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 25, 2011. Outside of envelope must be marked “SEALED BID FOR EASEMENT #8937”. 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 & Sturgeon; Carolyn Stands, Alfalfa County Republican Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 1t Treasurer; Board of County Commisin the district court sioners of Alfalfa County, Oklahoma; and of alfalfa County State of Oklahoma, ex rel Oklahoma Tax state of oklahoma Commission: No. cv-2009-12 Please take notice that the plaintiffs Gregory S. Lauderback and Genevieve in the above styled case in the District Bouziden, Trustee or the Successor in Court of Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, have Trust under the Genevieve Bouziden filed12p their Motion to Confirm Sheriff’s Sale, Family Trust dated December 2, 2004, saidCherokee sale having been held on July 26, Plaintiffs, vs. Matt Eberl; David Armstrong, 2011, concerning the following described Paul Armstrong; Becky Anderson; Kathy real 150 property situated in Alfalfa County, words Andrews; The unknown Claimants and Oklahoma, to-wit: Unknown Successors, including the heirs, Surface and Surface only in and to executors, administrators and assigns, the Southwest Quarter (SW/4) of Section of Polly J. Armstrong, deceased, Rustin Twenty-nine (29), Township Twenty-four Sturgeon; Carolyn Stands, Alfalfa County (24) North, Range Nine (9) West of the InTreasurer; Board of County Commis- dian Meridian, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. sioners of Alfalfa County, Oklahoma; and Said hearing shall be conducted on State of Oklahoma, ex rel Oklahoma Tax the 23rd day of August, 2011, at 10:00 Commission, Defendants. a.m. at the Alfalfa County Courthouse in notice of hearing to confirm Cherokee, Oklahoma. sheriff’s sale Dated this 26th day of July, 2011. To: Matt Eberl; David Armstrong, s/ John H. Wynne, OBA #9937 Paul Armstrong; Becky Anderson; Kathy Traynor, Long & Wynne, P.C. Andrews; The Ünknown Claimants and P.O. Box 3247 Unknown Successors, including the heirs, Enid, Oklahoma 73702 executors, administrators and assigns, (580) 233-4455 of Polly J. Armstrong, deceased, Rustin Attorney for Plaintiffs

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & N/4 Corner is also known as the NorthRepublican Thursday, July 28, and Thurswest Corner of the NE/4 of Section 08), day, August 4, 2011. 2t THENCE 295.76 feet bearing S 80º 19’ 12” in the district court in and E to a 1/2”” rebar capped CA 980, THENCE for alfalfa county 88.40 feet along and following the North state of oklahoma line of Block 24, Town of Amorita, bearing Case No. CV-11-15 N 89º 59’ 04” E to the Northeast Corner Danny J. Guffy and Amber N. Guffy, of Block 24, Town of Amorita, bearing S Plaintiffs, vs. Frank O. Lowden, James E. 00º 03’ 30” W to a 1/2”” rebar capped CA Gorman and Joseph B. Fleming, Trustees 980, THENCE 380.00 feet bearing S 89º of the Estate of The Choctaw, Oklahoma 59’ 04” W to a 1/2” rebar located at the and Gulf Railroad Company, a Corporation, Southeast Corner of Block 23, Town of and Frank O. Lowden, James E. Gorman Amorita, THENCE 247.35 feet bearing and Joseph B. Fleming, Trustees of the N 44º 56’ 30” W to a 1/2” rebar capped Estate of The Chidago, Rock Island and CA 980, THENCE 347.35 feet bearing N Pacific Railway Company, a Delaware 45º 03’ 30” E to the point of beginning, Corporation, Defendants. containing 3/49 acres, more or less. notice by publication That the Defendants, and each of them, The State of Oklahoma to Defendants: be adjudged to have no right, title, claim, Frank O. Lowden, James E. Gorman and estate or interest in and to the real property Joseph B. Fleming, Trustees of the Estate involved in this cause of action and that of The Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railthey, and each of them, be perpetually road Company, a Corporation, and Frank barred and enjoined from setting up or O. Lowden, James E. Gorman and Joseph asserting any right, title, claim, estate, or B. Fleming, Trustees of the Estate of The interest in and to said property. That said Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Defendants, and each of them, must anCompany, a Delaware Corporation. swer the Petition filed herein by Plaintiffs You and each of you, are hereby notion or before the 7th day of September, fied that Plaintiffs have filed a Petition in 2011, or said Petition will be taken as the District Court of Alfalfa County, State true and correct and judgment rendered of Oklahoma, Cast No. CV-11-15, against accordingly decreeing that said Plaintiffs you, and each of you, alleging that they are the owners of the property described are the fee simple owners of the following in said Petition. described real property situated in Alfalfa Given under my hand and seal this County, State of Oklahoma, to-wit: 22nd day of July, 2011. A tract of land lying in the Northeast Lori Irwin, Court Clerk Quarter (NE/4) of Section Eight (8), Townby: s/Tammi Miller ship Twenty-eight (28) North, Range Ten Deputy (10), W.I.M., Town of Amorita, Alfalfa Coun- Francis “Fritz” McGee, OBA #5985 ty, Oklahoma, more particularly described McGee Law Firm, P.L.L.C. as BEGINNING at a point 696.00 feet Attorney for Plaintiffs along and following the North Section line 111 1/2 South Grand bearing N 89º 59’ 04” E and 1130.19 Feet Cherokee, Oklahoma 73728 bearing S 00º 03’ 30” W from the North (580) 596-3550 Quarter (N/4) Corner of Section 08 (The

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Representative, c/o Sam L. Stein, Law Republican Thursday, July 28, and ThursOffice of Sam L. Stein, P.L.L.C., 305 day, August 4, 2011. 2t South Grand, P.O. Box 223, Cherokee, in the district court OK 73728, attorneys for the undersigned of alfalfa county Personal Representative on or before the state of oklahoma following presentment date: September PB-11-20 28, 2011, or the same will be forever In the Matter of the Estate of Louis A. barred. Meyer, Jr., Deceased. s/Shelley Hickey notice to creditors to Personal Representative present claim Sam L. Stein, Esq., All creditors having claims against Law Office of Sam L. Stein, P.L.L.C. Louis A. Meyer, Jr., deceased, are required P.O. Box 223 to present the same, with a description of Cherokee, OK 73728 all security interests and other collateral Tel. (580) 596-3000 (if any) held by each creditor with respect Fax (580) 596-3004 to such claim, to Shelley Hickey, Personal Attorney for the Personal Representative Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Plaintiffs which constitutes a cloud on Republican Thursday, July 28, Thursday, the Plaintiffs’ title; that said Defendants Aug. 4, and Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. 3t be required to show what right, title or in the district court interest, if any, that they now have in and of alfalfa county to said real property adverse to the right, state of oklahoma title and interest of the Plaintiffs; that they case No. cv-2011-14 be adjudged to have no right, title, interMarilyn Ruffin, formerly Marilyn L. est or estate therein, and that the title of Smart, Plaintiff, vs. Scotty J. Lucas, Claude the Plaintiffs in and to said property be Dwayne Lucas, James Lucas, April Lucas, quieted against said Defendants, and the Oletta Jo Kirk, and, The Unknown SucDefendants and each of them be perpetucessors in Interest of Allen Pendergrass, ally barred and enjoined from setting up or Deceased, Defendants. asserting any right, title or interest in and notice by publication to said real property. the state of oklahoma to: That said Defendants, and each of The unknown Successors In them, must answer the Petition filed by Interest of Allen Pendergrass the Plaintiffs on or before the 7th day of You and each of you are hereby notiSeptember, 2011, or said Petition will be fied that Marilyn Ruffin, formerly Marilyn L. taken as true and judgment rendered adSmart, as Plaintiff, has filed in the District judging and decreeing, to be the owners Court of Alfalfa County, State of Oklahoma, of said real property and entitled to the her Petition against the Unknown Succespossession thereof, and quieting the title sors in Interest Allen Pendergrass, alleging of the Plaintiffs against all adverse claims that Allen Pendergrass, is the owner of a of said Defendants. fractional interest in the following described Given under my hand and seal this 20th real property, situated in Alfalfa County, day of July, 2011. Oklahoma: Court Clerk of Alfalfa County, Oklahoma Lots One (1), Two (2), Three (3), and by /s/Tammi Miller Four (4) in Block Forty-three (43), First AdDeputy dition to the Town of Aline, Alfalfa County, John W. McCue II, OBA No. 5936 Oklahoma; Attorney at Law That Defendant, Allen Pendergrass, 118 E. Broadway - P.O. Box 503 and/or his Unknown Successors in Inter- Fairview, OK 73737 est, claim some right, title or interest in (580) 227-3939 and to said real property adverse to the Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Docket at the Oklahoma City office of Republican Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 1t the Corporation Commission, First Floor, BEFORE THE CORPORATION Jim Thorpe Building, Oklahoma City, COMMISSION OF THE STATE Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m. on the 22nd day OF OKLAHOMA of August, 2011, and that this notice be APPLICANT: published as required by law and the rules EQUAL ENERGY US INC. of the Commission. RELIEF SOUGHT: NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that in POOLING – STORK 1-5 the event this cause is uncontested, the LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION Applicant, its Attorney, representatives, wit5, TOWNSHIP 25 NORTH, RANGE nesses and other proponents of the Appli9 WEST, ALFALFA COUNTY, cant may appear and conduct the hearing OKLAHOMA by telephone from either the Tulsa office CAUSE CD NO. 201103695 facility, 440 S. Houston, Suite 114, Tulsa, NOTICE OF HEARING Oklahoma 74127, or the Oklahoma City NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that facility, Jim Thorpe Building, Oklahoma Applicant requests that the Commission City, Oklahoma 73105. enter an order pooling the interests and NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that in adjudicating the rights and equities of oil the event this cause is uncontested, the and gas owners in the Oswego Lime, MisApplicant, its Attorney, representatives, witsissippi Chat, Mississippi Lime and Hunton nesses and other proponents of the Applicommon sources of supply underlying the cant may appear and conduct the hearing 640-acre drilling and spacing unit comby telephone from either the Tulsa office prised of Section 5, Township 25 North, facility, 440 S. Houston, Suite 114, Tulsa, Range 9 West, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, Oklahoma 74127, or the Oklahoma City and designating Applicant or some other facility, Jim Thorpe Building, Oklahoma owner of the right to drill as operator of City, Oklahoma 73105. the unit well. The Applicant may request at NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all the hearing that the order provide that any interested persons may appear and be owner electing an alternative to participaheard. For information concerning this tion in the well drilled thereunder shall be action contact: Bob Kendrick, EQUAL deemed to have relinquished all of its work- ENERGY US INC., 4801 Gaillardia Parking interest and right to drill in the unit and way, Suite 325, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma common sources of supply named herein 73142, Telephone: (405) 242-6000 and/or as to such well and any wells drilled subRICHARD J. GORE, Attorney, 300 N.E. 1st sequent thereto. The Applicant may also Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104request that the order to issue in this cause 4004, Telephone: (405) 236-0478. provide to the operator a period of one (1) CORPORATION COMMISSION year from the date of the order in which to OF OKLAHOMA commence operations for the drilling of the DANA L. MURPHY, Chair initial well proposed hereunder. JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner cause will be heard before an AdministraDONE AND PERFORMED this 28th day tive Law Judge for hearing, taking of eviof July, 2011. dence and reporting to the Commission. BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that PEGGY MITCHELL, this cause will be heard before an AdminCommission Secretary istrative Law Judge on the Initial Hearing


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‘Once we get there, anything can happen’ – Bryce Schanbacher By STEVE BOOHER Messenger & Republican Staff Can the Cherokee Chiefs, who parlayed the camaraderie between 10 senior players into an undefeated season and the Class B state championship last season, pull off similar magic this year? "Last year at this time we were just hoping we could make it to the playoffs," said Coach Bryce Schanbacher, who admitted a state title wasn't on his radar screen. "I expect us to make it to the playoffs this season and once we get there anything can happen." Just like it did last season. Of course, the Chiefs will have to replace a lot of talent, including arguably the best player in 8-man football last season – Justin Schanbacher. "I think these guys would like to put another Gold Ball in the trophy case," said the Cherokee mentor Monday morning. "They're pretty excited." And like last season, the Chiefs may not be getting the respect they deserve. District B-1 coaches told The

Oklahoman in a poll that they believe Cherokee will make the playoffs, but finish third in district play behind Laverne and Garber. Seiling is picked to finish fourth, Pond Creek-Hunter fifth, Canton sixth, Geary seventh, Merritt eighth, Ringwood ninth and Kremlin-Hillsdale tenth. "Laverne has a lot coming back," said Schanbacher, not disputing the polling results. "Garber will be a lot better and Seiling will be tough. I think Pond Creek will be better. "I think we'll be in the mix among the top five. There are a lot of good teams in (District B-1) and we'll have to show up every week." Schanbacher expects between 25 and 30 prospects to show up for the first practice of the season Tuesday, which he has scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. and last "a couple of hours." But before they take the field Tuesday morning, all players are expected to show up for a mandatory team meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Chiefs' Field

House. Sports physicals are to be completed and turned in at that meeting. "Depending on how that first practice goes and the weather (heat)...," said Schanbacher, "if it's extremely hot we may come back at 7 p.m. that night and go for a little while." Despite the loss of so many graduating seniors, the Chiefs return five players who started at one time or another on defense and four on offense. Line play should be a strength for the defense, with the return of seniors Jerran Waugh and Wesley Gilchrist, along with junior Michael Lucas. Senior Derek Richmond will be back as a starter in the secondary, along with Henry Washington of Aline-Cleo, who will be at cornerback or safety. Offensively, Lucas and Waugh will be back at tight end. Washington saw a lot of action on offense and Schanbacher said he expects Richmond to see a lot of time on the offensive side of the ball. Senior Austin Hawkins was more or less a specialist on of-

fense last season, called upon on short-yardage situations. The 5-7, 170-pounder more often than not turned short gains into big runs with his close-to-the ground running style. But Hawkins, who played quarterback in junior high, might find himself lining up behind center this season. "If we had to play tomorrow," said Schanbacher, "Austin Hawkins would be our starting quarterback. He played there at summer camp and looked awfully good. "He's smart and can run the option really well. He makes really good decisions." A junior, Austin Huckabee, saw a lot of mop up action behind Justin Schanbacher last season, and could push Hawkins for the signal caller's job. Schanbacher looks for 10 to 12 freshmen to show up on the first day of practice, including a quarterback transfer from Medford – Tanner Bowman (son of City Manager Don Bowman). "He's fast... he can run," said Schanbacher of Bowman. Another newcomer – Braden

Waugh – also got a mention from the Cherokee coach. "He'll be a good one," said Schanbacher and can play on both sides of the ball. "Aline-Cleo has a freshman, who if he comes out, may play some too," said the coach. Pre-season scrimmages have been set, and both will be on the road. The Chiefs will join Canton and Timberlake for the first action of the year at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at Helena. The second scrimmage will be Aug. 26 at Lamont, where several ball clubs will be getting ready for their season openers the following Friday, Sept. 2. Schanbacher will be joined on the sideline this season by some familiar faces, assistants Matt Guffy and Rudy Ahdokobo. Derek Vetter, who has helped in the past, will return depending upon job prospects. Gone will be Aline-Cleo's Marcus Chapman, who has taken a principal's job at Canton. Asked his opinion about the Chiefs' drop from Class B to Class C next season, Schanbacher lamented the fact that the drop in

class means Cherokee's enrollment is down. "There could be five really good teams in District C-3 (for the 2012 season," he said. "All five (DCLA, Timberlake, Kremlin-Hillsdale, Medford and Cherokee) have won state championships and have tradition. And they're all within a 45-mile radius of each other. That may have been Schanbacher's way of taking a shot at OSSAA officials, who have those five ball clubs paired with far eastern Oklahoma ball clubs Bluejacket, Claremore Christian, Prue and Bartlesville Wesleyan. Cherokee fans will spend a lot of time on the road next year. 2011 SCHEDULE Sept. 2 SW Christian Sept. 9 Laverne* Sept. 16 Kremlin-H.** Sept. 23 Garber* Sept. 30 Seiling* Oct. 7 Geary* Oct. 14 Ringwood* Oct. 20 Pond Creek-H.* Oct. 28 Merritt* Nov. 4 Canton* *District Games *Homecoming

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Troutt, Buller give Timberlake the edge over most opponents By STEVE BOOHER Messenger & Republican Staff HELENA – With seven returning starters on offense and six on defense, the Timberlake Tigers should be in the running for the District C-3 title, but bringing home a district championship will likely require a victory over the defending Class C champions – the Deer Creek-Lamont Eagles. Naturally, if the Tigers can accomplish that feat, they'll also be a favorite to return to the Class C throne room. Timberlake captured a state championship two years ago. Head Coach Brian Severin isn't talking titles just yet. After all, the first practice doesn't roll around until Tuesday. "If we can finish fourth and make the playoffs, I'll be happy," he said late Monday in a telephone interview. Severin may try to keep a low profile this season, but there are at least two players returning this year who will command the attention of every team on the Tigers' schedule. TROUTT, BULLER ON RADAR Senior quarterback-linebacker Coy Troutt and senior running back-defensive back Stetson Buller are expected to carry the load for Timberlake this season. They'll certainly be on every opponent's radar. Troutt is a strong-armed passer, but when he pulls the ball down and decides to run has the size and speed to run around and through defenders. Buller is not only a speedy running back, but also boasts some of the best hands of any receiver in northwest Oklahoma. "Coy played real well last year," said Severin, "actually a little better than we thought he would. He's a little bigger (6-4, 190-pounds) and a little stronger now. "Stetson's gotten a little taller (5-11), but we've just got to keep him healthy this year. He had leg

problems last year. "We're not going to be real deep, so everyone will have to stay healthy." 20 EXPECTED AT FIRST PRACTICE About 20 players are expected to report to Timberlake's first practice at 5 p.m. Tuesday. "We'll practice in the evening (Tuesday) unless the heat is unbearable, then we'll move practice to early that morning," explained Coach Severin. "We'll do a lot of instructional stuff at the beginning of the practice, then when it cools off we'll do a little more conditioning." Timberlake's practice time once school starts is 2:30 p.m., but Severin did not rule out practicing later in the day if the heat remains a problem. Although Troutt and Buller will probably grab most of the headlines this season, no one should make the mistake of labeling the Tigers a two-man squad. RETURNING STARTERS Other starters returning on offense are guards Brandon Severin and Brock Buller, center Sage Powers, running back Logan Campbell and wide receiver Mitchell Ballard. Severin, Ballard, Campbell and Powers are all seniors. Buller is a junior. Joining Troutt and Stetson Buller as returning starters on the defensive front are end Casey Carson, nose guard Brock Buller, linebacker Campbell and defensive back Ballard. Coach Severin said a pair of freshmen – Layne Flemming and Adrian Wise – may have a chance at playing time this season. "They played well in junior high last year," said the Tiger mentor. "Adrian is up to 190 to 200 pounds and is real versatile. He could see time at fullback, linebacker or defensive end. "Layne won the long jump and high jump (in track and field) last spring and is real athletic. They could provide some depth early in the season and maybe toward the

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end of the year get a little playing time." COACHES LIKE DCLA District coaches gave the nod to DCLA to repeat as district champs this season, with Timberlake picked as the runnerup. Covington-Douglas came in third in the poll, followed by Medford, Coyle, Waukomis, Southwest Covenant and Carney. "That's probably about right," said Severin. "Coyle could be decent and Medford ought to be a little better this year. CovingtonDouglas lost a lot of people (to graduation), but will still be competitive. "If we can finish fourth and make the playoffs, I'll be happy." The Tigers will host the first of two pre-season scrimmages beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. Cherokee and Canton are expected to join Timberlake in the three-team match up. "We don't have a second scrimmage set up yet," said Severin. "I'll have to get on the phone to see if anyone will take us." Assistant coaches for the Tigers this season will be long-time assistants Nate Ross, Garett Powell and Chad Greb. New to the sidelines this season, but not a stranger to the Tigers, will be Tyler Severin, a senior at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. "He decided to get his feet wet this year," said Coach Severin of his son, Tyler, who was an outstanding lineman for Timberlake three years ago.

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NO FAN OF NEW C-3 It didn't take Coach Severin long to sum up his feelings about how District C-3 will look after redistricting in seasons 2012 and 2013. "I don't like the new district," he said emphatically. "They've stressed that we should keep travel at a minimum and then they throw Bluejacket, Prue, Claremore (Christian) and (Bartlesville) Wesleyan into the district." Severin said he preferred going back to six-team districts, but OSSAA officials worried about finding four non-district opponents for each team. Beginning next season C-3 will include Bluejacket, Cherokee, Claremore Christian, Deer Creek-Lamont, Kremlin-Hillsdale, Medford, Prue, Wesleyan and Timberlake. Date Sept. 2 Sept. 9

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL 2011 ~ 2012 August 2011 | special edition

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WELCOME BACK CHEROKEE HIGH SCHOOL & ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Superintendent ....................................................Cory Ellis Jr.-Sr. High School Principal .....................Jeremy Hickman Encumbrance Clerk ......................................... Judy Porter Elementary Principal ...........................................Cory Ellis JH/HS Secretary/Independent Treasurer ..... Sammi Pfleider Elem. Secretary/Lunch Program .................... Angie Mathis Elem. ParaProfessional .......................... Ladonna Hoggard

BOARD OF EDUCATION Cheryl Washburn ............................. President Ken Girty ..................................Vice-President Daylon Caruthers .................................... Clerk TJ Allison ........................................... Member Amber Wilhite ................................... Member

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Nancy Bassett .........Business, Computer, Yearbook Stacey Croft ..................................Special Education Shelly Davis ................ Family & Consumer Science Gayla Failes ......................................JH/HS English Jeremy Johns..................................................Vo-Ag Tamara Goeken ...................JH Science & HS Math Matt Guffy ..................... JH & HS Coach & Elem PE Steve Hickman ......... Social Studies, HS Boys Track Greg Jantzen ....................... 6-8 Math/5-6 Athletics Anita Jordan ......................................... HS Sciences Sheila Means ..............................................Librarian Ted Atchley ................................................... Speech Margo Hamilton .............................. HS Girls Coach Rick Brown ...........................8 History/Wood Shop Bryce Schanbacher .........Elem P.E./Football Coach Ilene Littlefield ........................................ Counselor

Claudia Cooksey.....................................Elem Music Marcia Failes............................................Special Ed Janet Hester.................................................... Pre-K Charmaine Rathgeber......................... Kindergarten Stephanie Shepard................................. First Grade Cathy Graham .................................... Second Grade Heidi Newlin .........................................Third Grade Ruth Richmond ..................................Fourth Grade Christa Hughes ...................................... Fifth Grade Cindy Schanbacher ................................Sixth Grade Sheila Means ..............................................Librarian

Whether you’re new or returning, we want you to know we think you are great! If you are in the community consider this our SPECIAL invitation to come in and visit with us to get acquainted. We will be glad to answer any of your questions.

Bus Drivers - Greg Jantzen, Dale Duggins Cafeteria - Debbie Wilson, EJ Diel, Tyler Ward Custodians - HS - Sharon Inman, JH - Connie Roberts, Elem - Jordana Waugh, Lawn Care - Robert Kramer


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Cherokee Elementary Back to School Supply Lists Pre-K 2-Boxes jumbo crayons 2-Large glue sticks 1-Bottle Elmer’s Glue 1-Pair Fiskar scissors 1-Set washable markers (DO NOT LABEL SUPPLIES) 1-Box Kleenex 1-Container Clorox Wipes 1-Pocket folder Towel Backpack Kindergarten 3-Pencils 2-Boxes crayons 16 count 1-Bottle Elmer’s glue (no gel) 1-Eraser 1-Pair scissors 1-Large box Kleenex 1-Box for supplies 1-Box Ziploc baggies 1-Box plastic spoons 1-Box baby wipes 1-Box crackers First Grade 1-Pocket folder 2-Pkg. #2 pencils 2-Large erasers 1-Box crayons 2-Bottles glue (no gel) 1-Pair scissors 1-School box 3-Boxes Kleenex 3-Boxes cookies or crackers 1-Art pad 1-Set markers 1-Container Clorox wipes 2-Glue Sticks 1-Set water colors Second Grade 1-Small school box 3-Large boxes Kleenex 1-Pair of Fiskar scissors 2-Large erasers 2-Pkg. pencil erasers 3-Box crayons (16 or 24 count) 2-Pkg. #2 pencils 1-Bottle of Elmer’s Glue (no gel) 1-Wide line notebook 3-Double pocket folders (plastic) 2-Boxes crackers for snack 1-Container Clorox Wipes 1-Small art pad 1-Box quart size bags Third Grade 1-Ruler 1-Container Clorox wipes 1-Pair pointed scissors 1-Box crayons 16-#2 pencils 1-Large bottle Elmer’s Glue 2-Large boxes Kleenex 1-School box 2-Erasers 1-Spiral notebook 1-Set of felt tip markers 1-Large pkg. wide lined paper 1-3 ring binder 2-Double pocket folders with prongs 2-Boxes of snacks NO TRAPPER KEEPERS Fourth Grade 2-Red ink pens 1-Set of colored map pencils 3-One subject spiral notebooks 2-Erasable ink pens (black or blue) 12-#2 pencils 1-Large box crayons 2-Large boxes Kleenex 1-Large bottle Elmer’s Glue 1-Pair scissors 1-Eraser 1-Ruler 2-Double pocket folders 1-Large pkg. wide line loose leaf paper 1-Pencil box 1-Set markers

NO TRAPPER KEEPERS 1-3 Ring binder 1-Container Clorox wipes Fifth Grade 1-Pkg. #2 pencils 1-Blue erasable ink pen 2-Red ink pens One subject notebooks 4-Double pocket folders

2011 Cherokee HS Football September 2 September 9 September 16 September 23 September 30 October 7 October 14 October 20 October 28 November 4

SW Christian Academy Laverne Kremlin Hillsdale Garber Seiling Geary Ringwood Pond Creek Merritt Canton

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2011 Cherokee JH/Elem Football September 6 September 12 September 15 September 19 September 26 October 3 October 17 October 24

DCLA Timberlake Pond Creek Hunter Medford Waynoka No Elem. Ringwood Waukomis Laverne

7-Wide lined 1 subject spiral notebooks 1-Glue stick 1-Pkg. pens (any color) 1-Red ink pen 1-Pkg. #2 pencils 1-Eraser 1-Ruler 1-Compass 1-Protractor

1-Pair scissors 1-Large pkg. wide-line loose leaf paper 1-Glue stick 1-Container Clorox wipes Sixth Grade 2-Boxes Kleenex 1-Pkg. colored pencils 1-Pkg. crayons 1-Pair scissors

2-Large Kleenex 1-Box crayons 1-Pkg. markers 1-Pkg. map pencils 1-School box 1-Protractor 1-Compass 1-Ruler 1-Art tablet 9x12

1-Pencil bag or box 3-Folders 1-Pkg. loose leaf notebook paper 1-Container Clorox wipes Seventh Grade Colored pencils for Geography

2011-12 Cherokee School Calendar Aug. 10 Aug. 26 Sept. 5 Sept. 30 Oct. 14 Oct. 20 Oct. 21 Nov. 4 Nov. 23-25 Dec. 5 Dec. 20 Dec. 21-Jan. 2 Jan. 3

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES Professional Day Labor Day (no school) Kids released at 2 p.m. End of first nine weeks Parent-Teacher Conferences Fall break Kids released at 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Break No School End of first semester Christmas break School resumes

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Professional Day Kids released at 2 p.m. No School President’s Day No School End of third nine weeks Parent-Teacher Conferences Spring Break Kids released at 2 p.m. Easter break No School Last Day of Classes

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November 7 November 10 November 14-19 November 30 December 1 December 2 December 12 December 16 January 12 January 16 January 18 Jan. 23-28 January 30 February 2 February 7

Aline-Cleo Elem. 4:30 Away Kremlin Elem. 4:30 Home Tournament TBA Home Timberlake Elem. Only 12:30 Home Waynoka Elem. 4:30 Away PC-Hunter JH Only Home Cimarron Elem. 4:30 Away Timberlake JH Only Home Aline-Cleo Elem. 4:30 Home Ringwood Elem. 4:30 Away Burlington Elem. Only 12:30 Away Medford Tourn. TBA Medford Elem. 4:30 Away DCLA - 4:30 JH Only 4:30 Away Burlington JH Only 4:00 Home

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BURLINGTON Pre-K and Kindergarten Girls - box of sandwich zip bags Boys - box of gallon zip bags 1-Bottle antibacterial hand sanitizer or gel 1-Large box facial tissues 1-Roll paper towels 1-Book bag, NO small book bags 1-Fiscar scissors 1-Box #2 pencils & 1-Eraser 1-Box 24 count crayons 1-Box washable markers 1-Washable glue 4-Glue sticks Socks & tennis shoes for PE/Gym NO SUPPLY BOX First Grade Girls - box of sandwich zip bags Boys - box of gallon zip bags 1-Bottle antibacterial hand sanitizer or gel 2-70 page theme book, wide lined 4-Glue sticks 20-#2 pencils 24 & 8 count small Crayons Scissors, pointed 2-Boxes facial tissue 1-Large eraser 1-Tote or book bag 1-12” ruler with inches & metric NO SUPPLY BOX Second Grade 1-Bottle antibacterial hand sanitizer or gel 40-#2 pencils 1-Pkg. pencil top erasers 1-White Hi-polymer eraser Scissors, pointed 1-Box map pencils 1-Box crayons, 24 count 1-Large glue stick 1-Bottle Elmer’s glue 1-12” ruler with inches & metric 2-Boxes facial tissues 2-One subject, 70 page, wide line notebooks 1-Primary colors washable markers Socks & tennis shoes for PE/Gym Third Grade 1-Bottle antibacterial hand sanitizer or gel 1-24 count Crayons 1-White Hi-Polymer eraser Scissors, pointed 20-#2 pencils 1-Pkg. pencil top erasers Clipboard 12” ruler with inches & metric 1-Box WASHABLE markers 2-Spiral theme books, 70 pgs., wide lined 1-Pkg. Loose leaf notebook paper, wide lined 1-Large glue stick Small supply box Map pencils, asst. colors, sharpened 2-Boxes facial tissue Socks & tennis shoes for PE/Gym NO TRAPPER KEEPERS Fourth Grade 3-One subject wide lined notebooks 2-Pkg. loose leaf wide line notebook paper Highlighter Red pen, blue or black pens White glue and glue stick

12” ruler with inches & metric Crayons Map pencils Washable magic markers #2 pencils Eraser Scissors

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2011-12 Burlington Elks Junior High Basketball November 4 November 15 November 14-19 November 29 December 6 December 16 January 10 January 13 Jan. 23, 26 February 2 February 7

Cimmaron 4:00 Away Freedom 4:00 Home Cherokee Invitational TBA Cherokee Aline-Cleo 4:00 Away South Barber 4:00 Home Waynoka 4:00 Home Ringwood 4:00 Away Medford 4:00 Home Burlington Festival TBA Home Timberlake 4:00 Home Cherokee 4:00 Away

2011-12 Burlington Elks High School Basketball November 4 November 8 November 11 November 15 November 22 November 29 December 6 December 8-10 December 16 January 3 January 5-7 January 9 January 10 January 13 January 19-21 January 24 January 31 February 2 February 7

Cimarron Drummond Lomega Freedom Kremlin-Hillsdale Aline-Cleo South Barber NWOSU Tournament TBA Waynoka - Homecoming Attica, Ks. Cherokee Invitational TBA DCLA Ringwood Medford Cherokee Strip Tourn. TBA Covington-Douglas Mooreland Timberlake Cherokee

Away Away Away Home Away Away Home Alva Home Home Away Away Away Home Enid Home Home Home Away

2011-12 Burlington School Calendar Aug. 17 Aug. 26 Sept. 5 Sept. 16 Oct. 14 Oct. 17 & 18 Oct. 19-21 Nov. 23-25 Dec. 22 Dec. 23-Jan. 1 Jan. 2 Jan. 20 Feb. 24 March 9 March 13 & 15 March 16 March 19-23 April 6 & 9 May 18

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES No school Labor day (no school) No school End of first nine weeks Parent-Teacher conferences Fall break (no school) Thanksgiving break (no school) End of first semester Christmas break School resumes No school No school End of third nine weeks Parent-Teacher conferences No school Spring break (no school) Easter break (no school) Last day of school for students

Burlington

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SUPERINTENDENT ~ Glenn Elliott PRINCIPAL ~Joe Feely

Burlington School Teachers

Vanessa Garvie ....................Pre-K/Kindergarten Dianna Feely ..............................................Grade 1 Kelly Campbell ..........................................Grade 2 Jenell Newman ..........................................Grade 3 Danielle Jewell ...........................................Grade 4 Barbra Davis...............................................Grade 5 Terry Pederson ...........................................Grade 6 Judy Elliott ...............................JH Language Arts Robyn Turney ...........HS English, P.E., Yearbook Travis Bradshaw .......................................... Vo-Ag Veda Holt ....................................................Spanish Randy Turney ...........JH Math/Boys P.E./Coach Gary Jenlink .................... Art/Wood Technology Jennifer Newlin ..........................................Science Kirsten Pruett ............. Girls P.E./History/Coach Aaron Randall....................Math/Asst. Principal Lindsey Morgan ...................... Special Education Ragina Knedler ................. Music/Band/Library Stephanie MarteneyCounselor/Test Coordinator

SECRETARY Jan Hill PARA-PROFESSIONAL Kathy Motycka CAFETERIA MANAGER Ellen Knopf CAFETERIA Julie Allen Fawnda Martin LIBRARY ASST. Barbara Hudgens BUS DRIVERS Marty Martin Dan Ratliff Barbara Hudgens CUSTODIAN Fawnda Martin MAINTENANCE Marty Martin SCHOOL BOARD Terry Graham-Pres. Beth Guffy-V.P. James Maltbie-Clerk Roger Allen-Member Allison ArmbrusterMember

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BURLINGTON continued from page B5 NO GLUE STICKS Scissors Large eraser Crayons Clipboard No supply box needed Socks & tennis shoes for PE/Gym Sixth Grade Water cup, w/lid and wide base 4-One subject wide line theme books

2-pkg. #2 pencils - NO mechanical pencils 2-Pens, blue or black, non-erasable 4-Dry erase pens 2-Red pens 2-Highlighters 1-Large box map pencils 1-Box washable magic markers 2-Pocket folders 2-Notebook paper, wide lined 1-Bottle gel hand sanitizer

3-Boxes facial tissue 12” ruler with inches & metric White glue Scissors Supply box Clipboard Small dry erase board Socks & tennis shoes for PE/Gym PE Classes Grades 4-6 Shorts, tennis shoes, T-shirt, socks, towel, deodorant

Timberlake Pre-School 3-Boxes 8 count large crayons 1-Box 8 count broad line markers 1-Box fine line Crayola markers 1-Bottle rubber cement 1-Bottle Elmer’s glue 6-Glue Sticks 3-Pocket folders 1-Crayola washable watercolors 1-Regular size backpack - no wheels 2-Box Kleenex tissue 2-Lg. tubs wet wipes 1-Pkg. 3 oz. disposable cups 1-Box Ziploc gallon size bags 1-Bath towel (not new) 1-Bottle hand soap or sanitizer 1-Pkg. small cheap paper plates Kindergarten 1-Box 16 count crayons 2-Boxes 8 count crayons (fat) 2-Bottles Elmer’s glue 6-Glue sticks 1-Child’s Fiskar scissors 1-Pocket folder 1-Small school box 1-Backpack 1-Box Kleenex Gym shoes - clean, non-skid First Grade 4-Glue sticks 1-Fiskar scissors (pointed) 2-Boxes 24 count crayons 12-#2 pencils 2-Pink erasers 3-Bottles Elmer’s Glue 2-Boxes Kleenex 1-Box colored pencils 1-Pkg. 3x5 index cards 1-Spiral notebook 2-Folders with pockets 1-Box of washable markers 1-Supply box 1-back pack Gym shoes (clean, non-skid) Second Grade 1-Ruler, centimeters and inches 1-Pair Fiskar pointed scissors 2-Box crayons 24+ count 12-Pencils #2 lead 2-Erasers 2-Boxes Crayola colored pencils 1-Box Washable markers 6-Glue sticks 1-Sm. Bottle of white glue 10-Ziploc Baggies 4-Large boxes of Kleenex 2-Pocket folders 1-Supply box Backpack Gym shoes (non-skid) *Label all supplies* Third Grade 1-Pink eraser 2-Pkg. notebook paper (wide ruled) 3-#2 pencils 1-Large box of crayons 2-Boxes Kleenex 1-Portfolio folder 1-Bottle Elmer’s Glue 1-Box map pencils 1-Ruler centimeters and inches 1-1 inch 3 ring binder 1-Zipper case with holes for 3 ring binder 1-Pkg. of add a pocket dividers Markers - optional Dry erase markers-NOT EXPO 1-Pair pointed scissors Gym shoes (clean, non-skid) Fourth Grade 1-Pink eraser 1-Pkg of notebook paper-wide ruled 3-#2 pencils 1-Large box of crayons 2-Boxes of Kleenex 1-White glue-8 oz. 2-Boxes of map pencils 1-One subject theme book 2-Glue sticks 1-Ruler centimeters and inches Markers - optional 1-Pair pointed scissors Gym shoes (clean, non-skid) Fifth Grade 1-Pkg. #2 pencils 2-Red ink pens or pencils 1-Box of map pencils 2-Boxes tissues 3-Pkgs. wide-ruled notebook paper 1-Spiral Notebook 6-Pocket folders with brads (one each of the following colors) Yellow, green, red, purple, blue, orange-Do NOT put name on folders Basketball shoes or court shoes for PE Weekly reader (purchase at school for $6.00)

Sixth Grade 1-Pkg. #2 pencils 1-Pkg. Mechanical pencils 2-Red ink pens 1-Box of colored pencils 2-Pkgs. notebook paper, wide ruled

2-Folders with brads Basketball shoes or court shoes for PE Weekly reader (purchase at school for $6.00)

2011-12 Timberlake JR High/Elem Football September 6 September 12 September 19 September 29 October 3 October 10 October 17 October 24

Covington/Douglas Cherokee Waukomis Waynoka 7th & 8th only Pond Creek-Hunter DCLA Ringwood Medford

Jet Cherokee Waukomis Jet 6:00 Pond Creek Jet Jet Jet

All games start at 5 p.m. except Waynoka

2011-12 Timberlake 5th - 8th Basketball November 7-12 November 8 November 16 November 21 November 28 November 30 December 1 January 2 January 9 January 12 January 16

PC-H Tourn Waynoka Burlington Kremlin Okeene Cherokee Aline-Cleo Cimarron Medford Ringwood Waukomis

PC-H Waynoka Jet Jet Jet Cherokee Jet Lahoma Jet Jet Waukomis

TBA 4:30 12:30 4:30 4:30 12:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30

5-6 5-8 5-6 5-8 5-8 5-6 5-8 5-8 5-8 5-8 5-8

2011-12 Timberlake School Calendar Aug. 15 First day of classes Aug. 26 Professional day Sept. 5 Labor Day (no school) Sept. 9 Fall Meeting - professional day Oct. 14 End of first nine weeks Oct. 18-19 Parent-Teacher conferences (no school) Oct. 20-21 Fall break Nov. 23 No school -if no Halloween problems Nov. 24-25 Thanksgiving break Dec. 16 End of second nine weeks Dec. 19-30 Christmas break Jan. 2 Resume school Jan. 20 Cherokee Strip Conference Workshop-no school March 2 End of third nine weeks March 6-7 Parent-Teacher conferences- no school March 12-16 Spring break April 6 Easter Break April 27 Snow Day May 4 Snow Day May 11 Snow Day May 18 Last day of school

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2011-12 Timberlake High School Football

2010-11 Timberlake 7th-8th/High School Basketball November 29 December 2 December 3 December 13 December 15 December 16 January 3 January 6 January 10 January 13 January 14 January 19-20 January 24 January 27 January 30 February 2 February 3 February 9-11 February 16-18 February 23-25

Waukomis Helena Kremlin Helena Ringwood Ringwood Waynoka Waynoka Okeene Helena Cherokee Cherokee Mooreland Helena Lomega Helena Drummond Drummond DCLA Helena Pond Creek-Hunter Helena Cherokee Strip Tournament Medford Medford Ringwood Helena Cimarron Lahoma Burlington Burlington Aline-Cleo Aline Districts Regionals Area

6:30 6:30 6:30 6:30 6:30 4:00 6:30 6:30 6:30 4:00 6:30 4:00 6:30 4:00 6:30 TBA 6:30 6:30 6:30 4:00 6:30 4:00 6:30

HS HS HS HS HS 7-8 HS HS HS 7-8 HS 7-8 HS 7-8 HS HS HS HS HS 7-8 HS 7-8 HS

September 2 September 9 September 16 September 23 September 30 October 7 October 14 October 20 October 28 November 4

Ringwood Sharon-Mutual

Helena Mutual

Waukomis Covington/Douglas Coyle Carney Deer Creek/Lamont Medford SW Convenant

Helena Covinton Helena Carney Helena Medford There

TIMBERLAKE Public School Timberlake Teachers

Diana Chapman.....................................Pre School Charlie Berg..............................High School Math Alicia Bailey........................................... Librarian Connie Buffalohead....................... Title I Reading Tonja Tucker............................. Special Education Sally Rousey....................................Second Grade Mindy Morris....................................Fourth Grade Debbie Crissup..........................Computer Science Jennifer Diller......................................Fifth Grade Terry Chapman...................................... MS Coach Laurie Gwinn............................. English & Drama Tammy Johnson...................... Physical Education Travis Lyon...............................High School Math Danya Nickel....................................... First Grade Cathy Parks..............Family & Consumer Science Kale Pierce......................................... Math/Coach Amanda Redman............................... Kindergarten Joy Reed.............................................. Sixth Grade Brian Severin....................... Social Studies/Coach Shelly Shepard....................................Third Grade Nate Ross............................. Coach/Social Studies Garett Powell................................Business/Coach Nathan Sullivan..........................................Science Darral Barnett...................... Alternative Education Shanna Kay Ream.......................Speech Therapist Jeremiah Adams..................Agriculture Education Rachel Morgan.......................... Special Education

ADMINISTRATION Brent Rousey Superintendent Elementary Principal Charlie Berg High School Principal Kale Pierce Elem. Administrative Asst. Peggy Mahnken Administrative Asst. Paula Burkes High School Secretary Tasha Pierce Elementary Secretary

CUSTODIANS Joyce Goddard, Virginia Palmer, Jennifer Fishback, BUS DRIVERS Jennifer Fishback, Lewis Hubble Doug Buller - Director Cooks Mary Blackledge - Director Jamie Coulter, Pam Doty Regina Mahieu Elem Cafeteria Jonell Hopkins

School Board Members

Ken Jordan............................................................. Mike Foster............................................................ Phil Reuss.............................................................. Kay Troutt.............................................................. Anne Overton.........................................................

Teacher aide Nicole LeForce, Lisa Nickel, Heather Atchley, Cindy Severin ParaProfessional Rhonda Sanders, Ginger Patton

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Aline-Cleo 2011-2012 Elementary School Supply Lists Pre-Kindergarten 2-16 count regular crayons 1-8 count regular crayons 1-Fiskars pointed scissors 3-Large glue sticks 1-4 oz. Elmer’s school glue 6-#2 pencils 1-Pencil gripper 1-Eraser 1-Set watercolor paints 1-Pocket folder 1-School box (small size) 1-3 in., 3 ring binder 1-Resting mat 1-Backpack If you would like to donate other classroom items, we are in need of paper towels, various size Ziploc bags, GermX, play dough and Lysol. Kindergarten 2-Boxes 8 count crayons 2-Glue sticks 1-Box 16 count crayons 2-Big erasers 1-4 oz. Elmer’s school glue 10-#2 wooden yellow pencils (these will be shared) 1-Fiskars pointed scissors 2-Pocket folders Boys-1 box quart zip-lock bags Girls-1 box gallon zip-lock bags 2-Boxes facial tissue 1-Roll paper towels 1-School box First Grade 2-Boxes 16 count crayons 1-Box washable markers 1-Lg. bottle Elmer’s school glue 2-Glue sticks 12-#2 wooden pencils 2-Large erasers 1-Fiskar sharp point scissors 1-Ruler (standard and metric) 1-Pkg white index cards 2-Dry erase markers 2-Folders with pockets 1-Box map pencils 2-Boxes facial tissues 1-School box Boys-1 box quart zip-lock bags Girls-1 box snack zip-lock bags IF you would like to donate other classroom items, we are in need of paper towels, Germ-X, Lysol & disinfectant wipes. Second Grade 1-Pkg. #2 wooden pencils 1 Pkg. colored pencils 1-Box crayons 1-Pkg. erasers 1-School box 2-Dry erase markers 1-Box washable markers 1-Glue stick 1-2 in., 3 ring binder with inside

pockets, NO trapper keepers 2-Pkgs. wide lined notebook paper, 200 count 2-Bottles Elmer’s glue 1-Fiskar sharp point scissors 1-Metric/standard ruler 2-Rolls paper towels 3-Boxes Kleenex tissues 1-Small bottle Germ X Boys-1-Box gallon Ziploc bags Girls-1-Box sandwich Ziploc bags Third Grade 1-Pkg. markers 1-Box crayons 2-Erasers 1-School box 4-Dry erase markers 4-Highlighters

4-Glue sticks 1-Ruler 1-Pair of scissors 1-Clipboard 1-Box Kleenex 1-Container Clorox wipes Fourth Grade 1-2 in, 3 ring white binder with inside pockets (NO Trapper Keepers) 1-Pkg. wide line notebook paper, 200 count 2-Folders with pockets 1-Scissors 1-Set map pencils 1-Box crayons 1-Bottle Elmer’s glue 2-Dry erase markers 12-#2 wooden pencils

2-Boxes Kleenex 1-Box 24 ct. Crayons (please do not get a larger size) 1-Pair scissors 1-Bottle Elmer’s glue 1-Pencil pouch with 3 ring binder

holes (no boxes please) 1-1 1/2” 3 ring view binder with inside pockets 1-Pkg. 200 ct. wide line notebook paper 1-Container Clorox wipes

2011-12 Aline-Cleo High School Basketball November 22 November 29 December 2 December 7 December 8-10 December 13 December 16 January 3 January 5-7 January 10 January 13 January 17 January 20 January 23 January 24 January 27 January 31 February 2 February 3 February 6 February 9-11

Drummond Burlington Taloga Fargo NWOSU Tourn. Covington-Douglas Cimarron Waynoka Cherokee Tourn. Mooreland Ringwood Cherokee Freedom Waynoka Gage Taloga Billings Geary Timberlake Pond-Creek Hunter District Tourn.

Home Home Home Away TBA Away Home Away TBA Home Away Home Away Home Away Away Away Home Home Away TBA

Junior High Basketball November 7 November 8 November 10 November 14-19 November 21 November 29 December 1 December 12 December 15 January 2 January 9 January 12 January 19 January 30 February 2 February 3

Cherokee Medford Drummond Cherokee Tourn. Cimarron Burlington Timberlake Ringwood Waukomis Waynoka Waynoka Cherokee Freedom Kremlin-Hillsdale Geary Timberlake

4:30 4:30 4:30 TBA 4:30 4:00 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:00 4:00

Home Away Home Away Home Home Away Home Away Home Away Away Home Away Home Home

2011-12 Aline-Cleo School Calendar Aug. 11 Aug. 26 Sept. 5 Oct. 19 Oct. 18 Oct. 20-21 Oct. 24 Oct. 25 & 27 Oct. 28 Nov. 23-25 Dec. 20 Dec. 21- Jan. 2 Jan. 3

1-School box 1-Roll paper towels 2-Boxes facial tissue Fifth and Sixth Grade 1-12 Pack #2 pencils 1-12 Pack cap erasers

First day of classes Professional Day (no school) Labor day (no school) End of first nine weeks Second nine weeks begins Fall break 2nd nine weeks begins Parent-Teacher conferences No school Thanksgiving break First semester ends Winter break Second semester begins

Jan. 16 Feb. 20 March 9 March 12-16 March 19 March 20 & 22 April 6 April 9 April 20 April 27 May 4 May 11 May 17

MLK Day (no school) Professional day (no school) End of third nine weeks Spring break Fourth nine weeks begins Parent-Teacher conferences Holiday Snow day (no school) Snow day (no school) Snow day (no school) Snow day (no school) Snow day (no school) Last day of classes

Aline-Cleo Public Schools

Patricia cox ~ SUPEriNtENDENt.............Sam DowNS ~ PriNciPaL

Aline-Cleo Teachers

Support Personnel

Pat Thompson .........................Special Education/Counselor Rhett Wooten...........Jr. High English/Technology Education Kay Koehn ....................................................... Mathematics Randy Pullan .....................................Vocational Agriculture Lindsay Headlee........................................................English Shawn Cusack ...........................................................Science Taylor Brinker ........................... Physical Education/History Roxie Kinsey............................................Upper Elementary Stuart Kinsey.................................Physical Education/Math Pamela Musick .........................................Upper Elementary Becky Dillman .......................................... Pre-Kindergarten Hope Hamen .................................................... Kindergarten Stephanie Edmondson......................................... First Grade Kendi Wooten .................................................Second Grade Teresa Sims ....................................................... Third Grade Cindy Hurst ......................................................Fourth Grade

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SEcrEtarY Nina Ricke Kathy Ryel

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Amber Green Lisa Jones Samantha Wallace April Cosper Lorraine Hedricke-Library

BoarD oF EDUcatioN Juanita Beckwith ................................................... President Trent Delano ..................................................Vice-President Corey Ratzlaff .............................................................. Clerk Scott Robinson ................................................ Deputy Clerk Duane Dobbs............................................................Member

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Lanman Funeral Home Cherokee (580)596-2002 Okeene (580) 822-3303

Helena (580) 852-3212 Kiowa (620) 825-4936


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Back To School 2011-2012 Harris Plumbing 512 S. Grand 596-2082 884-0100

Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. Cherokee

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Okeene

(580) 822-3303

Helena

(580) 852-3212

Kiowa

(620) 825-4936

Cherokee Station

Welcome Back Students, Teachers, Support Personnel

Smith Drug Cherokee 596-2764

Healthy Touch Sherry Green ~ CMT 580-430-6410 Doing massages in Carmen & Cherokee

Cherokee Family Clinic An Affiliate of Integris Bass Health Center

Cristopher Schultz, D.O. Niki Lewis-Wyatt P.A.-C. 221 S. Grand - 596-3516

Jana K. Oister DDS 204 Southgate 596-3541

1710 S. Grand 596-2882

Burlington Cooperative Assoc. Office 431-2211 Station 431-2312 Elevator 431-2511 C-Store 431-2216

Farmers Coop Cherokee 596-3388 Carmen 987-2234 Aline 463-2544

201 S. Okla. - 596-2705

McGee Law Firm

T.H. Rogers Lumber Co.

Attorney at law 111 1/2 S. Grand 596-3550

301 N. Grand 596-3481

Alfalfa Electric Cooperative 121 E. Main 596-3333

Patton Agency 203 S. Grand 596-3321

Pate Agency Winona Bruner, Agt. Paula Mahieu, Agt.

401 Cherokee, Ste. B 596-2727

Sam L. Stein Attorney at Law 305 S. Grand 596-3000

Indulge Salon 1508 S. Grand 596-2490

SAFETY IS ELEMENTARY!

1. Make sure your child knows NEVER to accept a ride from someone he or she does not know well. 2. Show your child how to use the telephone to call for help. 3. Teach your child to recite his or her full name, street address and telephone number. For pre-schoolers, fastening this information inside the jacket is a good idea. 4. Tell your child where you can be

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6. Instruct your child to inform you when he or she goes somewhere after school. 7. Review your child’s home/school route together choosing the most populated path. Avoid isolated and heavily wooded areas, when possible.

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