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Hoos hot commodity on the water front By KORINA DOVE “All we did was install and repair main lines,” Messenger & Republican Staff Hoos said. Cherokee’s water superintendent is such a hot He wanted more, and an ad for a water sucommodity that other towns are trying to woo perintendent for the Town of Hennessey’s reverse him away. Cherokee City Commission members, osmosis plant caught his eye. however, refuse to share. “I had no idea what a superintendent was,” Twice now, Jim Hoos has told commissioners Hoos said. “I didn’t even know what an RO plant that the City of Waynoka was, but they needed has come calling, asking someone with a license, Hoos to spend a few days and I had one.” a week getting to know At that time, Hoos had Waynoka’s reverse osmothe most basic license – sis system as well as he a Class C license, but he knows Cherokee’s plant. was determined to work Hoos is one of a handhis way up and learn evful of experts in the state ery nook and cranny of qualified to maintain any Hennessey’s RO plant. Cherokee Water Superintendent RO plant. The systems “I called in every favor are tricky and require from everyone I knew to extensive training. Although Hoos never stops teach me,” he said. learning, he has completed all levels of certificaBefore long, Hoos had Hennessey’s plant in tion offered in the state. shipshape. “I’ve got the highest level you can get,” Hoos “As far as I know this was his first experience said. “I can operate any city – the water and with an RO plant here in Hennessey,” said Hoos’ wastewater – because of my license. Only 40 oth- former boss Curtis Turner, who serves as the dier people in the state have that.” rector of public works for the Town of Hennessey. Hoos’ love of waterworks started several years “He didn’t know anything about it, but he came ago in Enid, where he grew up. He landed a job in and learned everything about it.” in the utilities maintenance department for the Turner said Hoos spent about three years as City of Enid. See HOOS Page 3

“I didn’t even know what an RO plant was, but they needed someone with a license, and I had one.” – Jim Hoos

‘...going to get bigger’ County energy boom in early stages By KORINA DOVE Messenger & Republican Staff An oil industry representative told Alfalfa County commissioners Monday that prosperity in Alfalfa County has only just begun. Rick Boyd with Gateway Permit Services asked permission to run seismic cables throughout District 1 at no charge. “We’ve never charged for them in the past,” said Commission Chairman Doug Murrow. The seismic cables will be placed at 440-feet intervals across gravel roads and will be used by Chesapeake Energy to help “fine tune” the company’s

fracking process. According to Boyd, the company is trying to locate saltwater deposits and find fault lines. “They’ve almost got it down to a fine science so they don’t get salt water,” Boyd said. The seismic cables will stay put for two to four weeks. Murrow said District 1 could deal with that timetable. “It’s really hard to grade our roads with cables across the road,” Murrow said. Boyd provided Murrow with a map of where cables will run and said Chesapeake hopes to See BOOM Page 2

‘Kids’ win truck! Facebook fans respond with votes

By KORINA DOVE Messenger & Republican Staff Shelly Stewart stayed up way past her bedtime last Friday, hoping to find out if Kids Against Hunger Northwest Oklahoma would be the new owner of a Toyota pickup. “I stayed up until a little after 1 a.m.... and then decided, I need sleep,” Stewart said. “I just kept checking and checking. It just kept saying, ‘We’re still tabulating.’” She did not learn until about noon Saturday that Facebook friends and supporters of Kids Against Hunger cast enough votes to earn the Cherokee-based organization a brand new truck. “Thank you to everybody who supported us,” Stewart said. See TRUCK Page 3

Inside today... Wheat Price.............................. 3 Opinions................................... 4 Lifestyles.................................. 5 Funerals................................... 6 Public Records.................... 7, 8 Legals............................... 7, 8, 9 Classifieds............................... 9

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Corrections group cites Becky Guffy for her work at Crabtree.

Wonders of water WATER SUPERINTENDENT Jim Hoos explains how Cherokee’s reverse osmosis water treatment plant operates. Inside the cylinders are membranes that require tender, loving care from the plant’s operator – Hoos.

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Will Rogers was still 55 of last 69 days in Cherokee 100º or hotter a teenager By GARY McMANUS Associate State Climatologist Oklahoma Climatological Survey Grover Cleveland was serving his second term as President in 1895. Victoria was the Queen of England and Will Rogers was still a teenager. It is also the year that statewide average temperature records began for the United States. There have been 1,399 months pass by since 1895. Multiply that number by 48 and you have 67,152 months of temperature records for the contiguous states. How hot was it in Oklahoma last month? Of those statewide average temperature records for the 48 states, none has been hotter than July 2011 in Oklahoma. According to data from the Oklahoma Mesonet, the statewide average temperature during July came in at 89.1 degrees, more than 7 degrees above normal. High temperatures alone were nearly 9 degrees above normal at 102.9 degrees. The National Climatic Data Center’s statewide average for July stands at 88.9 degrees with data still being collected. Both values See WILL Page 3

By STEVE BOOHER Messenger & Republican Staff Oklahoma is setting records daily for the intense heat beating down on the state. Fifty-five of the past 69 days have seen temperatures climb to over 100 degrees at the county's Mesonet station located a half mile southwest of Cherokee. In the accompanying report by Gary McManus, associate climatologist for the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, it's reported that the state recorded the hottest July on record – not just for the state, but for the entire nation – since records began being kept in 1895. As hot as it's been in Alfalfa County, residents here can rejoice that they don't live in far southwest Oklahoma, where several counties bordering Texas have experienced 70 or more days of 100 degrees or hotter. The state's all-time record for days with highs above 100 degrees is 86, set at Hollis during the drought-stricken summer of 1956. It looks very likely that the community of Grandfield, in Tillman County, will break that record. As of Monday, Grandfield has had 76 days of high temperatures over 100 degrees. More importantly, Grandfield has received only .13 of an inch of precipitation in the past 69 days. Cherokee and Alfalfa County are also in the midst of what McManus calls a "short-term" drought in his report. Since Jan. 1 the Cherokee Mesonet site has measured only 6.78 inches of rain. Over the past 40 days – the hottest so far this summer – the

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Cory Ellis set to lead drive for all-weather track for Cherokee.

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rain gauge has measured only .92 of an inch of precipitation. With the exception of June, when 2.57 inches of rain fell, the Cherokee Mesonet site has recorded only 4.21 inches of precipitation over a six-month, 8-day period. The county enjoyed mixed success from its normally lucrative wheat harvest and farmers who expected to put a little cash in their pockets from several cuttings of Alfalfa hay have been sorely disappointed. Now the hot, dry weather is threatening to disrupt the planting of farmers' winter wheat. Temperatures are predicted to drop into the 90s the rest of this week, with another weak cold front moving into the area Saturday, but the mercury is forecast to climb right back into the 100s next week. Grandfield, on the other hand, isn't expected to see high temperatures drop below 100 degrees in the foreseeable future. Long-range weather models from the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center paint a picture of doom and gloom through the end of October. At this point, Oklahomans will have to rely on one of Will Rogers' favorite sayings: "If you don't like the weather in Oklahoma, wait a minute and it'll change." More weather Page 3

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Corrections 'support' winner

Pickup’s windows broken out by vandals east of Helena HELENA – A 1993 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck was report-

BECKY GUFFY, 2011 Corrections Support Service Person of the Year in the Southern States Correctional Center Association, poses with the plaque presented to her during the SSCA's Annual Conference in Biloxi, Miss. With Guffy are SSCA President Christopher Epps (left) and James Crabtree Correctional Center Warden David Parker. The award recognizes career professionalism. Guffy is an administrative programs officer at Crabtree and has been employed there since 2002.

Firefighters unite to battle blaze By MARGARET GOSS Carmen Correspondent CARMEN – At about 6 o'clock Monday evening, a call was received by the Carmen Fire Department that a large grass fire was burning 4 miles east and 2 miles south of Carmen. Once again, northwest Oklahoma volunteer firefighters showed their cooperative spirit by working together to control the blaze. Fire departments from Carmen, Aline, Cleo Springs, Helena, Goltry, Cherokee and Alva responded to the fire.  Carmen and Aline rescue trucks were also on the scene in case of medical emergencies. Alfalfa County commissioners provided two road graders to cut fire breaks around the property. County dispatchers coordinated calls and dispatched help. County Safety Coordinator Vernon Sanders was on hand to assist. Flashing red, blue and white lights of the firefighting trucks and equipment surrounded the perimeter of the blaze as crews worked to contain it and prevent damage to a home one-half mile north. At about 8:30 p.m., back burning began to secure the area and insure the fire was contained. Carmen Assistant Fire Chief Matthew Oldham said the blaze was most likely caused by a lightning strike. Carmen Fire Chief Bud Jackson reported some of the flames were almost 80 feet high. There were also "fire-nadoes" (small tornadoes fueled by the flames). "It was pretty scary at times," Jackson admitted. At about 10:30 p.m., Jackson declared the fire contained and exhausted crews called it an evening. They returned to their respective fire departments. Water tanks had to be refilled in preparation for future calls. (A note from Ms. Goss: The county's rural fire departments were recently honored by this paper. Once again these local heroes have stepped up to help keep the residents of Alfalfa County safe and protected. Having adequate firefighting equipment, rescue equipment and emergency preparation helps these men and women do their job efficiently

Cherokee youth attend Big Three STILLWATER – Five students from Cherokee recently attended the Big Three Field Days in Stillwater. Matt Lancaster, Beth Lancaster, Grant Wilber, Connor Hester and Stephanie Croft spent three days judging livestock. Each spent one day for a different species: cattle, sheep and swine. The Big Three Field days are designed for students to learn how to evaluate different animals and know which qualities of an animal are good or bad. The students also went bowling one evening after a long day of judging.

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BOOM Continued from Page 1 begin the survey by October, pending cooperation with rural residents. “Some are reluctant, but I don’t know why,” Boyd said. “The economic impact is going to be pretty vast and widespread, and it’s going to get even bigger.” Commissioner Chad Roach motioned to allow Gateway Permit Services to run the seismic cables at no charge. Roach said Chesapeake completed the process in District 2 about six months ago. In other business, commis-

sioners transferred an old desk from the treasurer’s office to the assessor’s office and transferred $1,000 from part-time services to travel for the assessor’s office. They also approved an invoice from Circuit Engineering District 8 for $2,046.60 for the inspection of 10 bridges in District 1 and District 2. Also approved were two road crossing permits for Rodco Services in Disctrict 2. Permits in District 1 were approved for Select Energy Services, SandRidge, Alfalfa Electric Cooperative and Equal Energy.

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according to its owners – David and Faye Allison of Helena. The Allisons said their 22-year-old son, Adam, drove the pickup home from Enid early that morning, but ran out of gas along State Highway 45, 3 3/4 miles east of Helena. He told his parents three young men picked him up and drove him home to Helena. When the Allisons returned to the site of the abandoned pickup later in the morning, they discovered the windows had been broken out. Nothing appeared to be missing, they said, including tools inside a tool box in the bed of the truck. They said they called the Alfalfa County Sheriff's Office to report the incident and for a deputy to investigate. The dispatcher, said the Allisons, called them back later and said a deputy advised them they should drive the vehicle home and contact their insurance carrier. Mrs. Allison said they only carry liability insurance on the 18-year-old vehicle. Helena Police Chief Jim Dykes worked the scene later in the morning and turned over his findings to the sheriff's office for further investigation.

CHS buys welder with grant The Cherokee Agricultural Education program applied for and received a grant from the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Centers for $5,000. The grant has allowed the program to purchase a new Lincoln MIG Welder, 4 Dell desktop computers and a Dell laptop. The MIG Welder will allow more students to make projects and give more hands-on welding experience in the shop. It also will upgrade equipment, allowing students to use newer technology. The desktop and laptop computers will be used to upgrade previous computers and allow

students to write speeches and reports more effectively and efficiently. These computers will be great help as students learn about agriculture. The laptop will be used during the different events put on during the year. The Cherokee Agricultural Education program also was awarded a $3,000 grant from the Oklahoma Rural Rehabilitation Corporation. This grant was matched with labor to install lights and put electrical outlets at the Ag Farm. Students will now be able to work on showmanship and animal husbandry skills after dark as well as have the use of electrical equipment.

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FSA okays CRP grazing HOOS through October 31st WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is modifying its Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) policies to help those affected by sustained drought conditions.Throughout this year of extreme weather, USDA has supported and delivered assistance to farmers, ranchers, and rural communities across the country. "We continue to do all we can to help thousands of farmers and ranchers in the southwestern United States who are struggling from drought," said Vilsack. "Many ranchers have been or will be forced to sell livestock due to drought and USDA will do what we can to help our farmers and ranchers during these challenging times." The policy changes influence FSA rules governing emergency grazing. The period normally allowed for emergency grazing lasts through Sept. 30, 2011. FSA is permitting farmers and ranchers in drought stricken states who have been approved for emergency grazing, including those in Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, to extend the emergency grazing period to Oct. 31, 2011, without an additional payment reduction. Producers wishing to participate in emergency grazing must first request permission from the FSA county office by indicating the acreage to be grazed. As a second condition, FSA will allow producers nationwide

to utilize harvested hay from expiring CRP acres when those acres are being prepared for fall seeded crops. Prior to this modification, all mechanically harvested hay was required to be destroyed. This change enables livestock producers to feed the hay that is mechanically harvested to their own livestock or to sell or donate hay. Consistent with existing policy for managed or emergency haying and grazing of eligible CRP acres, rental payments will be reduced by 25 percent for those utilizing this option.

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WILL Continued from Page 1 shattered the country’s previous record of 88.1 degrees held by another legendary hot month in Oklahoma, July 1954. The extreme heat is being fueled by one of the worst shortterm droughts in state history. The drought’s beginnings date back to August 2010 but intensified beginning in the fall under the influence of La Niña. That climate phenomenon, marked by cooler than normal water temperatures in the eastern equatorial pacific, often means drier weather for the southern United States. The statewide average precipitation total of 16.73 inches since October 1, 2010, is the driest on record at nearly 14 inches below normal. Parts of southwestern Oklahoma have seen less than 6 inches of rain over that 10-month period. The loss of soil moisture and green vegetation has combined with the summer sun to bake the state unmercifully. July was the hottest month in Oklahoma City’s history, dating back to 1890. Unfortunately, the heat has only intensified during the first

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week of August. The Mesonet has recorded a statewide average temperature of 92.1 degrees over the month’s first seven days with an average high of 107 degrees and an average low of 77 degrees. The state remains on course to record its warmest summer as well. The statewide average temperature for the summer thus far is 87 degrees, easily outpacing the current record of 85.2 degrees from 1934. Unfortunately, widespread relief has yet to appear on the horizon. The latest seasonal drought outlook from the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) calls for drought to persist or intensify in Oklahoma through the end of October. Farther out, the news is just as troubling. While the La Niña event faded in late spring, the CPC issued a La Niña watch last week for possible development once again this winter. The possibility of extending the current drought further would be very bad news for a state already hit hard by the heat and a lack of rainfall.

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Continued from Page 1 Hennessey’s water superintendent and did an excellent job. “I don’t have anything bad to say about him,” Turner said. “I miss not having him here.” While working in Hennessey, Hoos not only learned every possible detail about the town’s water system, but he earned Class A licenses in all areas of water maintenance, which includes water, wastewater, water lab and wastewater lab. “That ‘A’ test is a nightmare,” Hoos said. “Each test is 100 questions. You have to get 70 questions right.” Sometimes the most difficult part of taking the classes was finding the classes. “Classes are hard to come by,” Hoos said. “I’ve been all over the state – just wherever they had a class at the time. The higher level the classes, the harder they are to find.” Most classes are offered in Oklahoma City, so Hoos spent weeks away from his wife and

children to earn his certifications. He said the time spent studying was worth it, though. “Now, my education is everything to me. I’m always learning,” Hoos said. “I’m not the best at what I do, but I will be.” Cherokee City Manager Don Bowman might argue with Hoos’ humble attitude. He credits Hoos with rescuing Cherokee’s reverse osmosis system. Built in 2006 to the tune of $1.5 million under a consent order from the Department of Environmental Quality, Cherokee’s RO plant was suffering in July 2010 when Hoos came on board. “I wish you could have seen it two years ago,” Bowman said. “He’s got that plant running how it was originally designed to run for the first time in a very long time.” Seven days a week, Hoos evaluates every piece of equipment in the plant and also tests Cherokee’s water for alkalinity, hardness, Ph levels, nitrates,

TRUCK Continued from Page 1 The contest – 100 Cars for Good – was sponsored by Toyota and relied solely on Facebook fans. Of 5,000 applications submitted, Toyota chose 500 finalists and sent each of them video cameras. Each finalist was required to make a two-minute video detailing why it deserved one of 100 trucks Toyota would give away. Then head-to-head competition began. Each day, Toyota presented five finalists on its Facebook page, and voters had that day only to choose who they thought was most deserving of a new vehicle. Kids Against Hunger came out on top Friday, winning the contest with 35 percent of the total votes. The next closest competitor earned 31 percent of the votes. KAH competed against Home At Last Equine Sanctuary, Chico, Calif.; Native American Community Center, Wade Town, W.V.; Sherry Denise Jackson Foundation for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Greens-

boro N.C.; and Bookbag Santa, Roanoke, Va. KAH Director Monte Stewart said he does not know when the new truck will be delivered, but according to the Web site, it will be in the next 150 days. “We did get to choose what truck we wanted and we picked a Tundra,” Monte said. That Tundra will be used to haul the Kids Against Hunger trailer, which Monte has pulled with his own private vehicle for the past several years. The trailer holds rice and nutritional supplements that are packaged and sent to hungry families throughout the world. Kids Against Hunger is responsible for providing more than a million meals worldwide. Monte said the new truck will not only save miles on his pickup but it will allow Kids Against Hunger to expand its mission and feed more people. “I just want to be sure and tell everyone thanks for the great support,” Monte said. The Kids Against Hunger video can be found at www.youtube.com by searching for KAHNWOK.

chlorine and other factors residents don’t consider when they get a glass of water from the faucet. “I haven’t taken a day off in a long time,” Hoos said. “Occasionally, I take a half a day off. I work nights and weekends.” Hoos’s time spent at work, however, assures that every drink from the tap is exceptional. “The water in our plant is the best I’ve ever had, better than Hennessey’s,” he said. Cherokee’s water is pumped from four wells into the RO plant, located on Ohio Street along the west edge of town. Raw water enters the plant and goes directly to prefilters. “It cleans anything out that’s in the water before it gets to the membranes... because you don’t want anything to get into the membranes,” Hoos said. The city found out last month why taking care of the membranes is vital. With 72 membranes, which cost a little more than $500 each, the city paid a bill for more than $40,000. “Everything out here is expensive,” Hoos said. “The better you take care of it the less money you spend.” Watching the system’s water intake and making changes as necessary is critical. “Each one of the wells actually has different characteristics even though they’re drilled near each other,” Hoos said. The different characteristics of each well require different treatment to the water that enters the plant. Caustic soda, or sodium hydroxide, is used to balance out Ph levels. “We add it to raise the Ph,” Hoos said. “It’s tricky to get right, depending on what well is used.” Also added to the water is an antiscalant, used to prevent that crusty residue left by hard water that many Cherokee residents remember well before the RO plant was built. “If it fails for any reason we could lose a skid – about $50,000 worth of membranes

– and they’d probably hang me from the nearest tree,” Hoos said. In addition to making sure water looks and tastes good coming out of the plant, Hoos has to make sure everything inside the plant runs without a hitch. “Everything in here has to be calibrated at least once a month,” Hoos said. “If one (pump) fails, the whole system fails. Then we’re out of water.” City’s leaders don’t want to see this happen, which is one reason why commission members are reluctant to share Hoos with Waynoka. “I don’t feel like with our current staffing that we can share him,” said Mayor Karen Hawkins at the July 28 commission meeting. “He can consult them, but we can’t share him.” Bowman would just as soon see Hoos stay put as well, but he does see a few advantages to sending Hoos to Waynoka a couple of days a week. “If he wants to do that – and actually do a job-share, we’d have to hire someone else to do the other work he does outside of the plant,” Bowman said. In addition to maintaining the water system, Hoos also serves as the city’s public service director and oversees street and sewer operations. “The good thing (if the city shares Hoos with Waynoka) is there would be another operator that we could cross train for our plant also,” Bowman said. “That would allow us a little more flexibility if Jim (needs to be) gone. It’s not all bad, but right now it’s not really a good time.” Ryan Hoggard, who serves as the city’s cemetery sexton and works on the street crew, has been trained to complete lab work in the event that Hoos needs to leave for a day. With little time for extensive training, however, the RO plant relies on Hoos’ expert hands. “Hopefully he never leaves,” Bowman said. “Because what he does very few people have that knowledge.”

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"If by a 'liberal' they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people – their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties – someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a 'liberal,' then I’m proud to say I’m a “liberal.”

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‘Super Committee’ under influence? – From Common Cause Two dozen public interest, faith-based, consumer and political reform organizations have released an open letter to Congress today demanding that members of the newly-established joint congressional committee on the deficit agree to stop all political fundraising as they conduct their work and provide complete transparency of meetings with outside parties. From the letter: "Now, just a dozen members of the U.S. House and Senate will be in charge of proposing deficitclosing measures. These 12 members will come under intense pressure by wealthy corporate interests and their lobbyists to leave their special tax loopholes, unwarranted subsidies and wasteful programs untouched. Americans have lost faith and trust in Washington because they believe corporate CEOs and lobbyists call the shots. Rebuilding that faith will take actions, not words. That’s why we urge every member appointed to this committee to take a clear two-part pledge to help restore trust and confidence in Washington. The groups demand that appointed committee members: 1) Cease all political fundraising for themselves, their party or for other candidates; and 2) Provide full transparency on any meetings with outside groups or individuals regarding the committee’s work, including meetings with lobbyists, corporate CEOs or donors. The debt-ceiling package passed by Congress includes the creation of a bipartisan committee of six House members and six Senators to create a deficit reduction plan. Many news sources have already reported that lobbyists are 'gearing up' for the commission to ensure their clients’ voices are heard." The letter was organized by campaign finance watchdog Public Campaign and has been signed by Alliance for a Just Society, Brave New Films, Campaign for America’s Future, Common Cause, CREDO Mobile, Center for Community Change, ColorOfChange, Democracy Matters, Demos, Energy Action Coalition, Fix Congress First, Health Care for America Now, MoveOn.org Political Action, National People’s Action, New Bottom Line Campaign, Oil Change International, PICO National Network, Progress Now, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Progressives United, Public Citizen, Rethink Afghanistan, U.S. Action, and Voices of Progress. Once members of Congress have been appointed to the joint committee, many of these organizations, along with other national, state and local groups, will follow up with individual campaigns to urge them to take the pledge to end fundraising and provide full transparency. (Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to restoring the core values of American democracy, reinventing an open, honest, and accountable government that works for the public interest, and empowering ordinary people to make their voices heard.)

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‘Village Post Offices’ not answer in smallest of Oklahoma towns By DAVID AVERILL The Tulsa World The U.S. Postal Service last week released a list of 3,653 post offices – 100 of them in Oklahoma – that it is considering closing, beginning sometime next year. The Postal Service is in the worst financial crisis in its history. Mail volume declined 3.5 percent last year as Americans continued to shift their communications to e-mail and text messaging, resulting in a record net loss of $8.5 billion. Post office closures are just one of several costcutting measures the USPS is eyeing; another is doing away with Saturday deliveries. Post offices facing the possible ax typically are those that do about two hours work and less than $50 in business a day. Many – but not all – are within five miles of another office. Whichever post offices eventually are affected, each closure will inconvenience some customers. For many of those, the inconvenience might be nothing more than driving an extra five miles to the nearest post office. But think what the loss of their local post office will mean to those who live in a remote place like Kenton, in the extreme western tip of Oklahoma's Panhandle. Kenton is an unincorporated community with 17 residents, according to 2010 census figures, 19 according to Vicki Roberts, who with her husband Monty Joe runs the Black Mesa Bed and Breakfast there. Kenton, which lies in the Cimarron River valley, is just south of Black Mesa, the highest point in Oklahoma. It is so far west that it observes Rocky Mountain time. There are three full-time businesses in Kenton besides the post office – two bed-and-breakfasts and a guest ranch. A new addition is a steak house that operates on Friday and Saturday nights. Roberts picks up her mail each day from a box at the post office, even though there is a rural mail delivery route that originates out of Elkhart, Kan. The next nearest post office to Kenton is 38 miles

away, in Boise City. If Kenton's post office closes and gasoline stays at almost $4 a gallon, she says, she won't be able to afford a round-trip drive of nearly 80 miles every day to pick up her mail in Boise City. ...How remote is it? The nearest school is also in Boise City, which means at least two hours a day on the school bus for the children who live in and around Kenton in the heart of cattle-ranching country. ...The closest Wal-Mart and McDonald's are 100 miles away, in Guymon. The place to go for lumber, large appliances and medical specialists is Amarillo, Texas, 160 miles away. USPS spokeswoman Dionne Montague says that the post office closings will not affect existing mail delivery methods, so apparently the ruralroute in the area will continue. Apart from that the Postal Service is promoting what it calls the "Village Post Office," in which a local merchant such as a pharmacist or grocer would sell stamps, flat-rate packaging and other products. That might be a problem in Kenton, because the only retail outlet, the Mercantile, closed around Christmastime last year. Losing their local post office will be just another inconvenience for those who live in and around Kenton – and dozens of other small and remote communities – and life will go on. "We wanted to get away from the big city and we sure did," Roberts says with a chuckle. The Postal Service obviously faces drastic steps to deal with its shrinking business and growing deficits. But delivering the mail is one of the few responsibilities specifically given Congress by the U.S. Constitution. You might make a good case that the constitutional mandate is even more important in remote places, like Kenton, where residents don't enjoy all the communications alternatives available to those in the urban areas. Maybe those are the places that should keep their dinky, inefficient post offices that do only a few dollars of business a day.

Is Saturday delivery next to go? By JOHN M. WYLIE II The Oologah Lake Leader The U.S Postal Service is taking the war on the working/middle class one step further by threatening small town life. Small town life has a lot to boast about. That’s why we came to Oologah in 1984. We wanted to raise our son somewhere that had a great school system and where he could have the freedom to walk a block to the city park without the need for a shotgun-toting parent. We still enjoy walking to various appointments and errands downtown and seeing friends, acquaintances and readers. One of the most important gathering places is the local Post Office. But as reported in the Leader today, the Talala Post Office has been downgraded, so only box mail is sorted and delivered there. The Talala rural carriers are now based in Oologah. Talala is not on the potential closing list for Post Offices in 2012, but with HALF the nation’s 32,000 Post Offices under review for closing by 2021 we fear it can’t survive another

decade. For that matter, can Oologah survive that long?... The budget-cutters seem to be disconnected. By simply putting the Postal Service’s retirement contributions in line with actuarial standards, more than $5 billion of the Postal Service’s projected loss would go away. That would make the rest of an $8 billion deficit much more manageable. Oh, and how much would closing all those 3,653 Post Offices save? According to the Wall Street Journal, it would be just a paltry 0.02 percent of the problem. ...And by the way – if you have newsletters, newspapers or magazines that arrive on Saturday so you can enjoy them over the weekend, forget it. The bill now writhing its snake-like way through Congress would cancel Saturday mail delivery. For those of you with business experience, has slashing service ever rescued a business? We the people need to take back control from the crazies!

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Cherokee Superintendent of Schools Cory Ellis is a young man. I’m not. That’s not to say I’m ancient, but let’s just say I’m past my prime. So I nodded politely when he told me he was going to put Cherokee’s ill fated all-weather track near the top of his priority list. Cory’s been on the job only a few weeks, is full of vim and vigor, and hasn’t been knocked down as many times as those of my generation. In other words, he’s ready to take on a project that right or wrong, divided this community a few short years ago. To refresh your memory, school board members called for a bond issue that included $175,000 for an all-weather track to be constructed at the high school football field. No, $175,000 won’t fund a track, but it was a legitimate primer. Cherokee’s established tradition of outstanding track and field teams warranted a replacement of the old cinder track, argued sports fans. That struck a chord with probably a couple of hundred track and field fans in town. A bigger draw to a lot more voters was an all-weather surface where the community’s youngest, along with its oldest (who happen to be consistent voters, especially on bond issues), could go for daily exercise. I have no idea if board members considered whether or not putting the track on the ballot would help generate votes for the largest portion of the bond – which was to repair roofs and install heat and air in part of the school. I’ll say this: it didn’t hurt and if anything, it helped insure its passage. A combination of things worked to take the track out of the equation. Professionals hired to help get the bond passed – particularly the architect – dragged their feet. By the time bids were accepted, materials for the building project had skyrocketed. In hindsight, board members should have leaned harder on the architect and others to get the project started sooner. Instead, they decided the portion of the bond issue allotted to the track could be better spent to make sure the major part of the project was delivered as promised to the voters. The right decision? Who knows? Myself and others who supported the track felt the $175,000 should have been placed in escrow to be spent later – when funds were more plentiful. Now the track proposal has been resurrected and the town’s two biggest civic clubs – the Lions and the Rotarians – have donated $1,000 each to seed a fundraising effort. Ellis has something up his sleeve to give this project a boost. He met with the public Tuesday and we’ll tell you next week what kind of magic act he’s got planned. All I know is that it’s nice to have younger blood – a CHS grad – at the helm if we’re about to revisit this touchy subject.

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Lifestyles

Close calls for local military; one soldier shot

Joy Club celebrates patriotism with picnic at monthly meeting JET - Jet Joy Club met July 11 for the monthly meeting with 38 people present. The theme for the month was patriotic with Fourth of July decorations and an indoor picnic. Anniversaries for the month were Bonnie and Ray Blewitt, 50 years; Connie and Jerry LaGrow; and Marge and Lloyd Baldwin. Birthdays were Tom Kiser, John Geity and Dorothy Heer. Hostesses for July were Jim and Barbara Jett, Margaret Baldwin, Faith Fortune, Ruby Kiser, Matt and Judy Morse and Susie McAlister. Entertainment for the day was Kevin Pearson, who played the piano. Blood pressure was taken by Anisea Rhodes and Mary Miller. President Joan Burnham called the meeting to order with the flag salute and a

Piecemakers host cookout Piecemaker Quilt Club met July 19 in the home of Cindy Baker to enjoy a cookout and an evening of visiting. A short business meeting was held. President Carolyn Demaree introduced Mary Inez Hoffman who gave the history of a quilt made while traveling in a covered wagon when they made the run from Northern Kansas to the Burlington area. Show and Share items from Paula Green were a Yellow Brick Road Quilt and a Computer Bag; Cindy Baker a Sample Quilt from Ellen Burns Egg Money Pattern and a Little House Block Quilt. Members brought items for exchange and they all went home with new treasures. Paula Green made three designs for the Piecemakers new shirts and will decide at the next meeting which design to use. Vicki Logdon passed around information on the Fall Retreat registration for Oct. 7-9. Discussion was held on hanging quilts at the Alfalfa County Fair. Members who could participate will be decided at the August meeting. Demaree read a very interesting article on Quilt Time from “Mark Lipinski’s Blog.” The evening was enjoyed by guests, Angi Sharp, Mary Inez Hoffman and Sharon Knoll. Members were Margaret Goss, Paula Green, Tami Cooper, Sharon LaRue, Terri Woods, Tracy Quinlan, Virginia Prewitt, Marguerite McMurtrey, Logdon, Linda Delano, Kim York, Cindy Baker, Patria Hague and Carolyn Stands. Carolyn Stands will give the lesson in August.

Wheatheart Nutrition Lists Menu Menu is subject to change due to availability of foods. Monday, Aug. 15 - Liver and onions, mashed potatoes, zucchini and tomatoes, whole wheat roll, chilled pears. Tuesday, Aug. 16 - Beef macaroni casserole, mixed vegetables, tossed salad with tomatoes, cornbread, baker’s choice dessert. Wednesday, Aug. 17 Chicken salad, English pea cheese salad, carrot raisin salad, crackers, red Jell-O poke cake. Thursday, Aug. 18 - Western sandwich, cucumber, tomato and onion salad, baked beans, bun, chocolate chip cookie. Friday, Aug. 19 - Closed. For reservation, call 580596-2792 Cherokee, or 580852-3248 Helena, by noon the day before.

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Carmen Correspondent Word was received that Darrel Bowden of Carmen had a Hummer blown up in Afghanistan. Bowden was unharmed in this attack. He is married to Lori Oakley Bowden. We are grateful he is OK. Army Spc. Michael Shelton, grandson of Vicki Hein, was shot in Afghanistan. He was injured in an attack when a bullet entered above his right collarbone and exited his back about 5 inches lower. No critical organs were penetrated. Shelton is an Army 240 gun-

prayer before lunch. The treasurer’s report was given by Barbara Jett, and minutes were read by Susie McAlister. There was a Tucker Reunion July 16. Faith Fortune reported on the RSVP Banquet that was held in Enid. She modeled the hat that she won first place with, she also encouraged people to attend next year. Dominoes was played on Monday night. Eddie Bill Tucker told jokes, and Joan Burnham read an article from RSVP “presence tense”. Door prizes were won by Buddy VanOsdol and Floyd Schanbacher, nephew of Forest Jenlink, from Wooster, Ohio, and Kevin and Charlie Pearson from Skiatook. Hostess for August will be Ray and Bonnie Blewitt, E.L. and Betty Metcalf, Ella Mae Dale and Jessie Mary Reinhart.

‘Freeze’ main topic for Jet OHCE Jet Industries OHCE met July 27 at the home of Amy Flanagan. President Mary Blackledge called the meeting to order with the flag salute. Devotional, “Dandelions,” was read by Susie McAlister. Roll call was answered with “How old are the oldest items in your freezer?” Verla Blackledge gave the treasurer report. Minutes were read by Susie McAlister. Amy Flanagan gave the lesson “Freezing and Food Safety.” There was a county blood drive Aug. 4. There will be a blood drive in Jet. Linda Kiser will make sandwiches for the ones giving blood. Sherri Whittlow gave a report on the State OHCE meeting in Oklahoma City. She and Connie LaGrow attended from the club.

Sluder reunion draws many AMORITA - The annual Sluder Family Reunion was Aug. 6 in the Amorita Community Building. Family members participated in a pot luck dinner, visiting and games. Descendents of Florence Sluder Rader present were Plez McNees and Sally McNees, Caldwell, Kan. There were no descendents of Mabel Sluder Cutright present. Descendants of Jessie Sluder Guffy were Wayne and Lois Guffy; Mark and Beth Guffy, Daniel and Christopher; and Becky Guffy, all of Byron; Ashley Guffy Kelly, Alva; Kathlyn Guffy, Tampa, Fla.; Wayne Jr. Guffy, Lawton; Karen Guffy Mitchener, Jones; Jennie Fischer, Jet; Darrell and Grace Wessels, Cherokee; Jill Wessels, Tulsa; Rae Ann and Jordan Wiley, Follett, Texas; James C. Denninghoff, Carol Denninghoff, and Caroline Casati, Columbia, Mo.; Cynthia Chernyakhovsky, Elizabeth and David, Dallas, Texas; Jim Gabelmann, and Kayla Gabelmann, Lincoln, Kan.; and Fran Lopata, Little Rock, Ark. Descendants of Rufus Sluder present were Marlene German, Manchester and LeAnn Hodson, Anthony, Kan. Guests of Jim Gabelmann present were Gauthier and Benjamin Konnert, Vannes, France. The 2012 Sluder Reunion will be Saturday, Aug. 4, in the Amorita Community Building.

Pies are needed for the Alfalfa County Fair. Those providing pies are Pauline Hopkins, Verla Blackledge, Doris Jenlink, Jessie McCormick and Susie McAlister. The fair begins Thursday Sept. 8. An educational booth will be done by Sherri Whitlow and Verla Blackledge. Mary Etta Campbell went over entries for the club booth at the fair. Election of officers will be next month. The next meeting will be at Verla Blackledge’s on Aug. 9. Members present were Verla Blackledge, Mary Blackledge, Mary Etta Campbell, Cecila Castle, Amy Flanagan, Pauline Hopkins, Doris Jenlink, Shal Jenlink, Linda Kiser, Ruby Kiser, Virginia Manning, Susie McAlister, Jessie McCormick, Diane Ralston, Sherri Whitlow.

Secrest reunion brings family together ALVA - Secrest Reunion was took place July 10 at the Elks Lodge. Those present were Jim & Barbara Jet, Jet; Jim Case, Teresa Kincade, Tara Drake, Connie Baker, Allen Walker and Karen Polly, Wichita, Kan.; Christy Long, Haysville, Kan.; Jerry & Carol Herren, Nevada, Mo.; Dale & Marty Herren and Aubrey, Bronaugh, Mo.; Rebecca Head, Nickerson, Kan.; Bob and Virginia Embrey, Covina, Calif.; Neva Vaughan and Sharon Shepard, Springdale, Ark.; Mary Jane Pollard, Alexandra, Ark.; Greg Snider, Buffalo; Pam and Nicole Watkins, Kayla

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Funerals

Cathy Jane Stewart Cannon AMORITA – Memorial service for Cathy Jane Stewart Cannon, 56, was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at Bethel Cemetery. Arrangements were by Goodwin Funeral Home, Cherokee.

DELBERT LADON LEACH STILLWATER – A memorial service for Delbert LaDon Leach was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at Strode Funeral Chapel in Stillwater. A Celebration of Life will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 at the Moore Funeral Chapel in Owasso. He was born Jan. 21, 1932, in Bartlesville to Delbert Owen and Violet Glendola (Solomon) Leach and died Aug. 2, 2011, at the Grace Living Center in Stillwater surrounded by his family. He graduated from Rogers High School in 1950 and enlisted in the Arkansas National Guard, and then served in The Korean Conflict, until honorably discharged in 1952. He married Naomi Elizabeth Coatney Sept. 13, 1952. They moved to Tulsa where He was employed by the United States Postal Service. In 1959, he became a Chris-

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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tian while attending Sheridan Road Baptist Church in Tulsa. He was the Music and Youth minister in several churches for the next 20 years, including Hillcrest and Garden City Baptist Churches in Tulsa, and First Baptist Church in Cherokee. In 1973 they went into the Child Care Ministry and were house-parents at Boys Ranch Town in Edmond, and were the 1st house-parents at the Owasso Baptist Childrens Home in 1974. In 1980 he became the Superintendent of Parks for the City of Owasso, and was employed with them for 17 years, retiring in 1997. They moved to Stillwater in 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents; a baby sister; and a brother, Bob Leach. Surviving are his wife, Naomi; sisters, Marolyn Logsdon of Garland, Texas, and Carolyn Jones of Tulsa; children, LaDonna File, Owasso; Delbo Leach, Stillwater; and Joe Leach of Piedmont; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Online condolences may be sent and an obituary viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com Karen Swenson ALVA – Funeral for Karen Swenson, 67, of Alva, was at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at First Baptist Church, Alva. Pastor Greg Hook officiated. Burial was in Alva Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements were by Wharton Funeral Chapel, Alva. Karen was born Sept. 18, 1943, and died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. Surviving are husband, LeRoy of Alva; children, Shelly LeMay, Austin, Texas, Dennis Hutchinson, Fairmount, Ga., Jenifer Cooks, Fort Worth, Texas, and Greg Smith, Alva; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; sisters, Frances Tanner, Burlington, Betty Jo Bevis, Alva, and Kathy Krows, Seiling.

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.

Mary K. Alexander AMORITA – Memorial service for Mary K. Alexander was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at Driftwood Christian Church. Pastor William Beard officiated. Burial was in ByronAmorita Cemetery. She was born July 25, 1933, and died Aug. 6, 2011. She graduated from Amorita High School in 1951. She married William Alexander, Jr., Dec. 22, 1951. After living in the Seattle, Wash. area and in Wichita, Kan., they settled in the Amorita area. She worked at Burlington Schools for 28 years as a cook and doing custodial work, retiring in 2002. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Helen (Giggy) Stewart; her husband, William; son, Michael; and brother Jimmie Stewart. She is survived by two sons, Gary of Cimarron, Kan. and Phillip of Omaha, Neb.; daughter, Helen, of Amorita; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Donna Morrow of Alva, and Shirley Schmidt of Raleigh, N.C. Memorials may be made to the Byron-Amorita Cemetery Fund, Amorita Community Center or Kids Against Hunger, Northwest Oklahoma, through Goodwin Funeral Home.

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

Antonia Carranza Resendiz JET – Mass of Christian burial for Antonia Carranza Resendiz, 59, of Jet, was at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rev. Joseph Irwin officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in El Epazote Cemetery, Mexico. Antonia was born in El Epazote, Mexico, June 13, 1952, to Juan and Elidia (Chavez) Carranza and died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, in Jet. She moved to Jet in 1975 with her husband Juan. She attended St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She is survived by husband, Juan of the home; daughter, Anabel Gomez of Enid; two granddaughters; and two brothers, Martin and Zachariah Carranza, both of Mexico. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one half-sister.

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

Croft Country Chevrolet Hwy 64 South - Cherokee (580) 596-3348

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Lima, Ohio; three sisters, Theda Cox, Margaret Cox, and Sheri Cousins, all of Cherokee; two grandchildren, Lakin and Jacie Willson, both of Alva; and other relatives and many friends. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to help with the funeral expenses. Remembrances may be shared with the family at www.marshallfuneralhomes.com. (paid)

KATHY ANN WILLSON WAYNOKA – Funeral services for Kathy Ann Willson will be 10 a.m. today (Thursday,) Aug. 11, 2011, at the Northside Church of Christ with Gene Goben officiating. Interment will be in the Waynoka Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Waynoka, LLC. Kathy Ann Willson, daughter of the late Richard Dix and Wanda Lou (Carter) Cox, was born Oct. 4, 1951, in Cherokee, Okla., and passed away Aug. 7, 2011, at Alva, Okla., at the age of 59 years, 10 months, and 3 days. Kathy graduated from Cherokee High School with the Class of 1970. She worked at the Plains Motel in Cherokee for a time. On June 23, 1978, she was united in marriage to Marvin Allen Willson in Cherokee. They lived in Cherokee until about 10

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years ago when they moved to Waynoka. She was a member of the Northside Church of Christ and enjoyed reading books and working crossword puzzles. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Melissa Ann Willson. Kathy is survived by her husband, Marvin, of Waynoka; one son, Mark Anthony Willson of Alva; one brother, Steve Cox of

Dr. Keenan Ferguson, D.O. 405 S. Okla. - (580) 596-2800

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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.

The Caring Company 217 S. Grand - 596-3535 www.thecaringco.com Lynette Morris

Yoder Gas Company Jet, OK (580) 626-4514

Burlington Farmers Coop Burlington, OK 73722

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Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Department logs Aug. 1 3:58 p.m. – Grass fire on Lambert Road. 5:29 p.m. – Bridge out south of Kegelman Airport, Nescatunga. 5:44 p.m. – Field fire west of Jet. Dispatched Jet and Cherokee fire departments. Advised that bridge is in Grant County. 11 p.m. – Underage drinking at Jet Park. Kids yelling, parents there. Aug. 2 8:32 a.m. – Cattle out west of Aline. Can’t find number for owner. 8:56 a.m. – Stolen medication in Carmen. Television sitting on love seat and few items missing from home. Caller filed a report. 7:45 p.m. – Family dispute in

Carmen. 8:50 p.m. – Cows out south of Cozy Curve. Owner put back in. Aug. 3 7 a.m. – Red cow out on SH 8. Owner notified. 8:50 a.m. – Cow out east of McWillie turnoff. Owner notified. 8:14 p.m. – Eight or 10 cows out on Crystal Road. Owner notified. 8:47 p.m. – Disabled aircraft. Will remain at airport overnight. 9:27 p.m. – Cattle out south of Cozy Curve. Owner notified. Aug. 4 8:49 a.m. – Pickup vandalized east of Helena. Grandson ran out of gas and left truck on side of road. Someone broke out windows on one side. Deputy got good print of shoe.

Dem women plan day with Frosty The Alfalfa County Democratic Woman met Monday Aug. 1 at the Civic Room of the Courthouse with seven members present. Kay Corder led the flag salute. The secretary read the minutes, and the treasurer read the treasurer’s report. A discussion was held on different articles read in the Oklahoma Observer and seen on OETA. The group voted to go to Enid

on Aug. 30. Members will meet at the courthouse at 4 p.m. and go to Golden Corral for supper. At 6 p.m. they will attend “Evening with Frosty Troy.” Anyone wishing to go should contact Doris Armbruster. The Democratics will have a booth at the Alfalfa County Fair. John Harold served refreshments. The next meeting is set for Oct. 3 at the courthouse.

Legal notice Order No. 202582 to delete the S½ SE¼ Published in the Cherokee Messenger & and the NE¼ SE¼ of said Section 15 from Republican Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. 1t the purview and boundaries of the MissisBEFORE THE CORPORATION sippian System common source of supply COMMISSION OF THE STATE and to vacate the 40-acre drilling and OF OKLAHOMA spacing units previously formed by such APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE order for such common source of supply EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, in the S½ SE¼ and the NE¼ SE¼ of said LLC Section 15; (iii) amending a prior order of RELIEF SOUGHT: SPACING the Commission to enlarge and extend LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 15, the boundaries of the Tonkawa, Cottage Township 28 North, Range 9 Grove, Oswego and Mississippi separate West of the IM, Alfalfa County, common sources of supply of gas so as Oklahoma to cover and include said Section 15 and Cause CD No. 201103861 to form proper drilling and spacing units in NOTICE OF HEARING such section for such separate common STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persources of supply, which units Applicant sons, owners, producers, operators, requests be formed as 640-acre drilling purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and all other interested persons, particularly and spacing units; and (iv) granting such other and further relief as may be proper in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the following: 212 Operating, Inc.; Alvarez based upon the evidence presented at the hearing herein. Chapin; Andy Burnet a/k/a Andy Burnett; NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Carl Parker; Chesapeake Exploration, LLC; Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; Cyco application in this cause requests that the order to be entered in this matter be made Corp.; Dale Percival; Dena Lou Ladd; effective as of the date of the execution Geoffrey Percival; Gladys Stallings; thereof or as of a date prior thereto and Gregory Percival; Johnnie L. Davis; Marseeks to amend the above-named orders shall D. Burnet and Lisbeth A. Burnet, as in the manner set forth above and Order Trustees of the Marshall D. Burnet Trust No. 1 dated October 1, 1994; Marshall D. No. 578632 with respect to the Tonkawa, Burnet and Lisbeth A. Burnet, as Trustees Cottage Grove, Oswego and Mississippi of the Marshall D. Burnet Trust No. 1 dated separate common sources in the lands October 1, 1995; Marshall D. Burnet Share covered hereby. of the James D. Burnet Trust No. 1 (Trust NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this B) dated March 1, 1982, and the Trustee of cause is set before an administrative law such trust; Mona Lynn Rebman; Nada Berjudge for hearing, taking of evidence and nard; Paul L. LaBrue and Dixie L. LaBrue, reporting to the Commission. as Co-Trustees of The LaBrue Family NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this Trust dated August 25, 2008; Richard W. cause will be heard before an administraDavis; Robin E. Freer; Tim Burnet a/k/a tive law judge on the Conservation Docket Tim Burnett; Vanora Cook; Verlin Prall; at the Western Regional Service Office of Warran Parker; if any of the above-named the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe individuals be deceased, then the unknown Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. trustees and assigns, both immediate and on the 29th day of August, 2011, and that remote, of such deceased individual; if this notice be published as required by law any of the above-named parties is a disand the rules of the Commission. solved partnership, corporation or other NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that association, then the unknown successors, Applicant and interested parties may prestrustees and assigns, both immediate and ent testimony by telephone. The cost of remote, of such dissolved entity; and if any telephonic communication shall be paid by of the above-named parties designated as the person or persons requesting its use. a trustee is not presently acting in such Interested parties who wish to participate capacity as trustee, then the unknown sucby telephone shall contact Applicant or cessor or successors to such trustee. Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Applidate, and provide their names and telecant, SandRidge Exploration and Producphone numbers. tion, LLC, has filed an application in this NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all cause requesting the Corporation Cominterested persons may appear and be mission of Oklahoma to enter an order, to heard. For information concerning this be effective as of the date of the execution action, contact John R. Reeves, Attorthereof or as of a date prior thereto, as ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two follows: (i) amending Order No. 215175 to Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, delete the NW¼ of Section 15, Township Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Tele28 North, Range 9 West of the IM, Alfalfa phone: (405) 235-1110; or Luke Roberts, County, Oklahoma, from the purview and SandRidge Exploration and Production, boundaries of the Tonkawa, Cottage LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma Grove, Oswego, Mississippi Chat and Mis- City, Oklahoma 73102-6406, Telephone: sissippi Lime separate common sources of (405) 429-6344. supply, to vacate the 80-acre drilling and CORPORATION COMMISSION spacing units previously formed by such OF OKLAHOMA order for the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove DANA L. MURPHY, Chair and Oswego separate common sources of JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman supply in the NW¼ of said Section 15 and BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner to vacate the 40-acre drilling and spacing DONE AND PERFORMED this 5th day of units previously formed by such order for August, 2011. the Mississippi Chat and Mississippi Lime BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: separate common sources of supply in PEGGY MITCHELL, the NW¼ of said Section 15; (ii) amending Commission Secretary

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10:11 a.m. – Accident without injury near Capron railroad tracks. 2:47 p.m. – Grass fire west of Aline. Aline Fire Department paged. 8:32 p.m. – Speeding motorcycle in Carmen. Driver was going 70 to 80 mph past house. 9 p.m. – Cattle out in Byron. Left message with owner. 9:46 p.m. – Cattle out south of Carmen water tower. Advised owner. Aug. 5 3:03 a.m. – Red cow out west of McWillie. Owner contacted. 6:02 a.m. – Vehicle in middle of road north of Cherokee. People around it. Car had flashers on. 8:19 a.m. – Cattle out north of Carmen on Water Tower Road. Could not contact owner. Line busy. 9 a.m. – 18-wheeler broken down south of Carmen turnoff. 10:03 a.m. – Black cow out on US 64 near Alfalfa-Grant County line. Left message for owner. 11 a.m. – Cattle on property near Byron Fish Hatchery. Left message for owner. 2:15 p.m. – Fire east of Major-Al-

falfa County line. Cleo Springs Fire Department requested mutual aid from Aline, Goltry, Helena and Carmen fire departments. 7:54 p.m. – Grass fire east of Goltry. Goltry Fire Department paged. 6:31 p.m. – Fire south of Burlington. Dispatched Burlington Fire Department. 6:34 p.m. – Cow out west of Goltry. Left message with owner. 7:30 p.m. – Possible drunk driver on SH 8 near Sod House Museum. 8:16 p.m. – Power lines down east of Goltry. Contacted Garfield County to notify OG&E. 1:56 p.m. – Cow out south of Carmen. Contacted owner. 6:09 p.m. – Domestic incident in Carmen. Aug. 7 12:29 a.m. – Underage drinking at football field in Jet. No minors. All adults. 8:26 p.m. – Cow out on 5th Street west of Cherokee. Contacted possible owner. 10:15 p.m. - Reckless driving on Cemetery Road in Cherokee.

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & along such completion interval, and to be Republican Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. 1t completed in and to produce hydrocarbons BEFORE THE CORPORATION from the above-named separate common COMMISSION OF THE STATE sources of supply, with such authorization OF OKLAHOMA and permission running in favor of ApAPPLICANT: SANDRIDGE plicant or some other party recommended EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, by Applicant; and (ii) establishing a proper LLC allowable for the proposed well involved RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION herein as to the separate common sources EXCEPTION of supply covered hereby, which allowable LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 3, Applicant requests be established as a full Township 28 North, Range 10 allowable with no downward adjustment West of the IM, Alfalfa County, made thereto. Oklahoma NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cause CD No. 201103863 application in this cause requests that the NOTICE OF HEARING order to be entered in this matter be made STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All pereffective as of the date of the execution sons, owners, producers, operators, thereof or as of a date prior thereto and purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and that the authorization and permission all other interested persons, particularly requested herein run in favor of Applicant in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the or some other party recommended by following: Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; Applicant. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C.; Three NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Amigos Oil & Gas, LLC; and if any of the “land sections adjacent to the area within above-named parties is a dissolved partthe location exception” requested herein in nership, corporation or other association, said Section 3 in regard to the subsurface then the unknown successors, trustees location tolerance areas described above and assigns, both immediate and remote, are Sections 2, 10 and 11, Township 28 of such dissolved entity. North, Range 10 West of the IM; and SecNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that tions 34 and 35, Township 29 North, Range Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and 10 West of the IM; all in Alfalfa County, Production, LLC, has filed an application Oklahoma. The other “land sections” in this cause requesting the Corporation surrounding said Section 3 are Sections Commission of Oklahoma to enter an order, 4 and 9, Township 28 North, Range 10 to be effective as of the date of the execuWest of the IM; and Section 33, Township tion thereof or as of a date prior thereto, 29 North, Range 10 West of the IM, all in as follows: (i) authorizing and permitting Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. an exception to the permitted well locaNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this tion tolerances in the 640-acre drilling and cause is set before an administrative law spacing units formed in Section 3, Township judge for hearing, taking of evidence and 28 North, Range 10 West of the IM, Alfalfa reporting to the Corporation Commission County, Oklahoma, for the Tonkawa, Cotof Oklahoma. tage Grove, Big Lime-Oswego, Cherokee NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this and Mississippian separate common cause is set for hearing before an adminsources of supply, so as to allow a well to istrative law judge on the Conservation be drilled from a surface location being not Docket at the Western Regional Service closer than 200 feet from the south line and Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim not closer than 660 feet from the east line Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Bouof said Section 3 to subsurface locations levard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 of such well’s entry into and such well’s A.M. on the 30th day of August , 2011, and exit from each of the Tonkawa, Cottage that this notice be published as required by Grove, Big Lime-Oswego and Cherokee law and the rules of the Commission. separate common sources of supply and NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that to a subsurface location of such well’s entry Applicant and interested parties may presinto the Mississippian common source of ent testimony by telephone. The cost of supply being as follows: not closer than telephonic communication shall be paid by 330 feet from the south line and 660 feet the person or persons requesting its use. from the east line of said Section 3, with the Interested parties who wish to participate first 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 south line and 660 feet from the NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all east line of said Section 3, and with the last interested persons may appear and be perforation in the horizontal portion or lateral heard. For information concerning this of the borehole of such well in the Missisaction, contact John R. Reeves, Attorsippian common source of supply being as ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two follows: not closer than 330 feet from the Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, north line and 660 feet from the east line Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Teleof said Section 3, and with the terminus or phone: (405) 235-1110; or Kevin Manning, end point of the horizontal portion or lateral SandRidge Exploration and Production, of the borehole of such well in the MissisLLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma sippian common source of supply being as City, Oklahoma, 73102-6406, Telephone: follows: not closer than 200 feet from the (405) 429-5788. north line and 660 feet from the east line of CORPORATION COMMISSION said Section 3, and with a “tolerance disOF OKLAHOMA tance” for the above-described subsurface DANA L. MURPHY, Chair locations, horizontal portion or lateral and JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman completion interval of such well being as BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner follows: a distance of not more than 100 DONE AND PERFORMED this 5th day of feet in an easterly direction and in a westerly August, 2011. direction from any such subsurface location, BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: from any point on or along such horizontal PEGGY MITCHELL, portion or lateral and from any point on or Commission Secretary

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & supply, with such authorization and permisRepublican Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. 1t sion running in favor of Applicant or some BEFORE THE CORPORATION other party recommended by Applicant; COMMISSION OF THE STATE and (ii) establishing a proper allowable OF OKLAHOMA for the proposed well involved herein as APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE to the common source of supply covered EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, hereby, which allowable Applicant requests LLC be established as a full allowable with no RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION downward adjustment made thereto. Such EXCEPTION application further states that there is LEGAL DESCRIPTION: The E½ currently pending before the Commission of Section 32, Township 29 an application of Applicant to form a 320North, Range 10 West of the IM, acre horizontal well unit in the E½ of said Alfalfa County, Oklahoma Section 32 for the Mississippian common Cause CD No. 201103823 source 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 thereof or as of a date prior thereto and in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the that the authorization and permission following: Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; requested herein run in favor of Applicant Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C.; Triad or some other party recommended by Energy, Inc.; and if any of the aboveApplicant. named parties is a dissolved partnership, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the corporation or other association, then the “land sections adjacent to the area within unknown successors, trustees and as- the location exception” requested herein signs, both immediate and remote, of such in the E½ of said Section 32 in regard to dissolved entity. the subsurface location tolerance areas NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Applidescribed above are Sections 28, 29 and cant, SandRidge Exploration and Produc33, Township 29 North, Range 10 West of tion, LLC, has filed an application in this the IM, and Sections 4 and 5, Township cause requesting the Corporation Com28 North, Range 10 West of the IM, all in mission of Oklahoma to enter an order, to Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. The other “land be effective as of the date of the execution sections” surrounding the E½ of said Secthereof or as of a date prior thereto, as tion 32 is the W½ of said Section 32. follows: (i) authorizing and permitting an NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this exception to the permitted well location cause is set before an administrative law tolerances in the 320-acre horizontal well judge for hearing, taking of evidence and unit to be formed in the E½ of Section 32, reporting to the Corporation Commission Township 29 North, Range 10 West of of Oklahoma. the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, for the NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this Mississippian common source of supply, cause is set for hearing before an adminso as to allow a well to be drilled from a istrative law judge on the Conservation surface location being not closer than 200 Docket at the Western Regional Service feet from the north line and not closer than Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim 660 feet from the east line of the E½ of Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Bousaid Section 32 to a subsurface location levard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 of such well’s entry into the Mississippian A.M. on the 29th day of August, 2011, and common source of supply being as follows: that this notice be published as required by not closer than 200 feet from the north line law and the rules of the Commission. and 660 feet from the east line of the E½ NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that of said Section 32, with the first perforation Applicant and interested parties may presin the horizontal portion or lateral of the ent testimony by telephone. The cost of borehole of such well in the Mississippian telephonic communication shall be paid by common source of supply being as follows: the person or persons requesting its use. not closer than 300 feet from the north line Interested parties who wish to participate and 660 feet from the east line of the E½ by telephone shall contact Applicant or of said Section 32, and with the last per- Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing foration in the horizontal portion or lateral date, and provide their names and teleof the borehole of such well in the Missisphone numbers. sippian common source of supply being NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all as follows: not closer than 300 feet from interested persons may appear and be the south line and 660 feet from the east heard. For information concerning this line of the E½ of said Section 32, and with action, contact John R. Reeves, Attorthe terminus or end point of the horizontal ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two portion or lateral of the borehole of such Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, well in the Mississippian common source Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Teleof supply being as follows: not closer than phone: (405) 235-1110; or Kevin Manning, 200 feet from the south line and 660 feet SandRidge Exploration and Production, from the east line of the E½ of said SecLLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma tion 32, and with a “tolerance distance” for City, Oklahoma, 73102-6406, Telephone: the above-described subsurface locations, (405) 429-5788. horizontal portion or lateral and completion CORPORATION COMMISSION interval of such well being as follows: a OF OKLAHOMA distance of not more than 100 feet in an DANA L. MURPHY, Chair easterly direction and in a westerly direcJEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman tion from any such subsurface location, BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner from any point on or along such horizontal DONE AND PERFORMED this 3rd day of portion or lateral and from any point on or August, 2011. along such completion interval, and to be BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: completed in and to produce hydrocarbons PEGGY MITCHELL, from the above-named common source of Commission Secretary

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Alfalfa County District Court Docket Criminal Misdemeanor Brian George Brown, Ponca City, has been charged with driving while license is revoked. Criminal Felony Keith Andrew Vogelsong (outstanding warrant), Aline, has been charged with stalking. Small Claims Harvina Britain, Jet, has been sued by J.B. Family LLP for an amount less than $6,000. Civil William Darren Harmon, Aline, has been sued by Farmers Cooperative, Carmen, for indebtedness in an amount less than $10,000. Ashly Dawn Smith, Cherokee, has been sued by Creditors Recovery Corp for indebtedness in an amount less than $10,000. Tony Ray Pierce, Helena, has been sued by Creditors Recovery Corp for indebted-

ness in an amount less than $10,000. Terry Johnson, Yukon, has filed for a money judgment against Charles R. Tucker, Alva, and Tony Tucker, Byron. Marriage Licenses Michael Allen Ross, Ringwood, and Shaleene Nichole Gilley, Akron, Ohio, filed for a marriage license. Adam Bryan Supernaw and Tricia Anne King, both of Cherokee, filed for a marriage license. Christopher Loyd Ferrell and Madison Lee Meyers, both of Cherokee, filed for a marriage license. Judge Loren Angle performed a marriage ceremony. Traffic Charged with failure to wear seat belt, $20: Johnny Eric Myrick, Jet; Tracy Wayne Tolle, Oklahoma City; Kristin Nicole Sciara, Kiowa, Kan.; William Tyler Ledford, Canton; Morgan Lea Fogelstrom, Tahlequah. Charged with failure to carry insur-

ance verification, $211.50: Marcel J. Gosselin, Midwest City; Tracy Wayne Tolle, Oklahoma City; Stacy L. Paris, Kiowa, Kan. Charged with speeding 1-10 mph over speed limit, $188.50: Gregory Scot Gillion, Bokoshe; Bobby Lee Johnson, Poteau; Shay Alan Unruh, Enid. Charged with speeding 11-14 mph

over speed limit, $226.50: Lucas Williams, Ramona. Charged with speeding 15 mph over speed limit, $226.50: Christopher D. Browning, Fairview. Charged with speeding 21-25 mph over speed limit, $281.50: Hector Santa Maria Nolasco, Oklahoma City; Dakota J. Lonker, Medicine Lodge, Kan.

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & reporting to the Commission. Republican Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. 1t IT IS ORDERED AND NOTICE IS BEFORE THE CORPORATION HEREBY GIVEN that this Cause will be COMMISSION OF THE STATE heard before an Administrative Law Judge OF OKLAHOMA on the Initial Hearing Docket at the Eastern APPLICANT: EAGLE ENERGY Regional Service Office of the CorporaPRODUCTION, LLC tion Commission, Room 114, 440 South RELIEF SOUGHT: HORIZONTAL Houston, Tulsa, Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m., SPACING on the 30th day of August, 2011, and that LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION this Notice be published as required by law 18, TOWNSHIP 25 NORTH, RANGE and the rules of the Commission. 12 WEST, ALFALFA COUNTY, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT OKLAHOMA any person interested or protesting the CAUSE CD 201103849-T application please advise the Attorney of NOTICE OF HEARING record and the Court Clerk’s Office of the STATE OF OKLAHOMA: To all perOklahoma Corporation Commission five sons, owners, producers, operators, (5) days before the hearing date above. purchasers and takers of oil and gas and NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all other interested persons, particularly in the Applicant and interested parties may Alfalfa County, Oklahoma; and if any of the present testimony by telephone. The cost named individuals or entities be deceased of telephonic communication shall be paid or a dissolved partnership, corporation by the person and persons requesting or other association, then the unknown its use. Interested parties who wish to heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, participate by telephone shall contact the trustees, successors, trustees and assigns Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior to of any such deceased individual or dis- the hearing date, and provide their name solved partnership, corporation or other and phone number. association. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the this cause, if protested, may be subject Applicant in this Cause is requesting the to a prehearing or settlement conference following relief and special relief from the pursuant to OCCRP 165:5-11-2. Commission: NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all [a] Establish by extending Order No. interested persons may appear and be 584298 - 640 acre horizontal drilling and heard. For information concerning this acspacing unit for the Mississippian comtion, contact Mark Hambric (918) 583-7733 mon source of supply from Section 7 into or Michael D. Stack, Attorney for Applicant, and now include Section 18, Township 943 East Britton Road, Oklahoma City, 25 North, Range 12 West, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma 73114; Tele (405) 286-1717; Oklahoma. A review of the record indicate Fax (405) 286-2122. there is no spacing for the Mississippian CORPORATION COMMISSION formation. OF OKLAHOMA [b] To possibly providing that the order DANA L. MURPHY, CHAIR be made effective as of the date of the JEFF CLOUD, VICE CHAIRMAN execution thereof or as of a date prior to BOB ANTHONY, COMMISSIONER the date of execution of the order. DONE AND PERFORMED THIS 5th DAY NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this OF AUGUST, 2011. cause be set before an Administrative Law ATTEST: PEGGY MITCHELL, Judge for hearing, taking of evidence and SECRETARY OF THE COMMISSION

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & an agreement with the owners of drilling Republican Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. 1t rights named as respondents herein with BEFORE THE CORPORATION respect to such proposed plan of develCOMMISSION OF THE STATE opment of the separate common source OF OKLAHOMA of supply in the drilling and spacing units APPLICANT: EAGLE ENERGY covered hereby. PRODUCTION, LLC NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT RELIEF SOUGHT: POOLING this cause be set before an Administrative LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION Law Judge for hearing, taking of evidence 18, TOWNSHIP 25 NORTH, RANGE and reporting to the Commission. That 12 WEST, ALFALFA COUNTY, Applicant could request that the Order to OKLAHOMA be entered in this cause shall include a CAUSE CD 201103850-T provision allowing the operator one year NOTICE OF HEARING from the date of the Order to commence STATE OF OKLAHOMA: To all perdrilling operations. sons, owners, producers, operators, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT purchasers and takers of oil and gas and this Cause will be heard before an Adminall other interested persons, particularly istrative Law Judge on the Initial Hearing in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma; more speDocket at the Eastern Regional Service cifically: Shirley A Young, George R Office of the Corporation Commission, 440 Kinnard, Sharon Moye Betley and Neil South Houston, Tulsa, Oklahoma, at 8:30 L Betley, Chesapeake Exploration LLC, a.m., on the 30th day of August 2011, and Marie Kinnard, Evelyn J Penner and Linda that notice be published as required by law Schwerdtfeger, Trustee of the James W and rules of the Commission. Kinnard Revocable Trust; and if any of the NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT named individuals or entities be deceased any person interested or protesting the or a dissolved partnership, corporation application please advise the Attorney of or other association, then the unknown record and the Court Clerk’s Office of the heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, Oklahoma Corporation Commission five trustees, successors, trustees and assigns (5) days before the hearing date above. of any such deceased individual or disNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that solved partnership, corporation or other the Applicant and interested parties may association. present testimony by telephone. The cost NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT of telephonic communication shall be paid the Applicant in this Cause is requesting by the person and persons requesting the following relief and special relief: That its use. Interested parties who wish to the Commission, based on the evidence participate by telephone shall contact the presented, pool the interests and adjudiApplicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior to cate the rights and equities of oil and gas the hearing date, and provide their name owners on a unit pooling and designate and phone number. the Applicant or some other party recomNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT mended by Applicant as operator for the this cause, if protested, may be subject well to produce from Order to be entered to a prehearing or settlement conference in Cause CD No. 201103849-T for the Mispursuant to OCCRP 165:5-11-2. sissippian underlying Section 18, Township NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that 25 North, Range 12 West, Alfalfa County, all interested persons may appear and Oklahoma. The interests of the oil and be heard. For information concerning gas owners involved herein and the rights this action, contact Mark Hambric, (918) and equities in respect thereto are sought 746-1350 or Michael D. Stack, Attorney herein to be pooled and adjudicated purfor Applicant, 943 East Britton Road, Oklasuant to 52 O.S. Sec. 87.1 within and on homa City, Oklahoma 73114; Tele (405) the basis of the drilling and spacing unit 286-1717; Fax (405) 286-2122. covered hereby, and not limited to a single CORPORATION COMMISSION wellbore. The application in this cause OF OKLAHOMA states that Applicant has proposed the deDANA L MURPHY, CHAIR velopment of the separate common source JEFF CLOUD, VICE CHAIRMAN of supply in the drilling and spacing units BOB ANTHONY, COMMISSIONER involved herein under a plan development DONE AND PERFORMED THIS 5th DAY and has proposed to commence such plan OF AUGUST, 2011. of development of such units by an initial ATTEST: PEGGY MITCHELL, unit well in the lands covered hereby, and SECRETARY OF THE COMMISSION that Applicant has been unable to reach

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & completion interval, and to be completed Republican Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. 1t in and to produce hydrocarbons from the BEFORE THE CORPORATION above-named separate common sources COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF of supply, with such authorization and OKLAHOMA permission running in favor of Applicant APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE or some other party recommended by EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, Applicant; and (ii) establishing a proper LLC allowable for the proposed well involved RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION herein as to the separate common sources EXCEPTION of supply covered hereby, which allowable LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 2, Applicant requests be established as a full Township 28 North, Range 10 allowable with no downward adjustment West of the IM, Alfalfa County, made thereto. Oklahoma NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cause CD No. 201103864 application in this cause requests that the NOTICE OF HEARING order to be entered in this matter be made STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All pereffective as of the date of the execution sons, owners, producers, operators, thereof or as of a date prior thereto and purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and that the authorization and permission all other interested persons, particularly requested herein run in favor of Applicant in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the or some other party recommended by following: Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; Applicant. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C.; Three NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Amigos Oil & Gas, LLC; and if any of the “land sections adjacent to the area within above-named parties is a dissolved partthe location exception” requested herein in nership, corporation or other association, said Section 2 in regard to the subsurface then the unknown successors, trustees location tolerance areas described above and assigns, both immediate and remote, are Section 1, 11 and 12, Township 28 of such dissolved entity. North, Range 10 West of the IM; and SecNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Applitions 35 and 36, Township 29 North, Range cant, SandRidge Exploration and Produc10 West of the IM; all in Alfalfa County, tion, LLC, has filed an application in this Oklahoma. The other “land sections” cause requesting the Corporation Comsurrounding said Section 2 are Sections mission of Oklahoma to enter an order, to 3 and 10, Township 28 North, Range 10 be effective as of the date of the execution West of the IM; and Section 34, Township thereof or as of a date prior thereto, as 29 North, Range 10 West of the IM, all in follows: (i) authorizing and permitting an Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. exception to the permitted well location NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this tolerances in the 640-acre drilling and cause is set before an administrative law spacing units formed in Section 2, Townjudge for hearing, taking of evidence and ship 28 North, Range 10 West of the IM, reporting to the Corporation Commission Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, for the Tonkawa, of Oklahoma. Cottage Grove, Big Lime-Oswego, CheroNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this kee and Mississippian separate common cause is set for hearing before an adminsources of supply, so as to allow a well to istrative law judge on the Conservation be drilled from a surface location being not Docket at the Western Regional Service closer than 200 feet from the south line and Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim not closer than 660 feet from the east line Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Bouof said Section 2 to subsurface locations levard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 of such well’s entry into and such well’s A.M. on the 30th day of August, 2011, and exit from each of the Tonkawa, Cottage that this notice be published as required by Grove, Big Lime-Oswego and Cherokee law and the rules of the Commission. separate common sources of supply and NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that to a subsurface location of such well’s entry Applicant and interested parties may presinto the Mississippian common source of ent testimony by telephone. The cost of supply being as follows: not closer than telephonic communication shall be paid by 330 feet from the south line and 660 feet the person or persons requesting its use. from the east line of said Section 2, with Interested parties who wish to participate the first perforation in the horizontal portion by telephone shall contact Applicant or 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 south line and 660 feet from the NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all east line of said Section 2, and with the interested persons may appear and be last perforation in the horizontal portion or heard. For information concerning this lateral of the borehole of such well in the action, contact John R. Reeves, AttorMississippian common source of supply ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two being as follows: not closer than 330 feet Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, from the north line and 660 feet from the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Teleeast line of said Section 2, and with the phone: (405) 235-1110; or Kevin Manning, terminus or end point of the horizontal SandRidge Exploration and Production, portion or lateral of the borehole of such LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma well in the Mississippian common source City, Oklahoma, 73102-6406, Telephone: of supply being as follows: not closer than (405) 429-5788. 200 feet from the north line and 660 feet CORPORATION COMMISSION from the east line of said Section 2, and OF OKLAHOMA with a “tolerance distance” for the aboveDANA L. MURPHY, Chair described subsurface locations, horizontal JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman portion or lateral and completion interval BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner of such well being as follows: a distance DONE AND PERFORMED this 5th day of of not more than 100 feet in an easterly August, 2011. direction and in a westerly direction from BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: any such subsurface location, from any PEGGY MITCHELL, point on or along such horizontal portion or Commission Secretary lateral and from any point on or along such

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & from the above-named separate common Republican Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. 1t sources of supply, with such authorization BEFORE THE CORPORATION and permission running in favor of AppliCOMMISSION OF THE STATE cant or some other party recommended OF OKLAHOMA by 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 15, made thereto. Such application further Township 28 North, Range 9 states that there is currently pending before West of the IM, Alfalfa County, the Commission an application of Applicant Oklahoma to form 640-acre drilling and spacing units Cause CD No. 201103862 in said Section 15 for the Tonkawa, Cottage NOTICE OF HEARING Grove, Oswego and Mississippi separate STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All percommon sources of supply. sons, owners, producers, operators, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and 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: Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; thereof or as of a date prior thereto and Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C.; Milliken that the authorization and permission Investments, LLC; and if any of the above- requested herein run in favor of Applicant named parties is a dissolved partnership, or some other party recommended by corporation or other association, then the Applicant. unknown successors, trustees and asNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the signs, both immediate and remote, of such “land sections adjacent to the area within dissolved entity. the location exception” requested herein NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in said Section 15 in regard to the subsurApplicant, SandRidge Exploration and face location tolerance areas described Production, LLC, has filed an application above are Sections 9, 10, 16, 21 and 22, in this cause requesting the Corporation Township 28 North, Range 9 West of the Commission of Oklahoma to enter an IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. The other order, to be effective as of the date of the “land sections” surrounding said Section execution thereof or as of a date prior 15 are Sections 11, 14 and 23, Township thereto, as follows: (i) authorizing and 28 North, Range 9 West of the IM, Alfalfa permitting an exception to the permitted County, Oklahoma. well location tolerances in the 640-acre NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this drilling and spacing units to be formed in cause is set before an administrative law Section 15, Township 28 North, Range 9 judge for hearing, taking of evidence and West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, reporting to the Corporation Commission for the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Oswego of Oklahoma. and Mississippi separate common sources NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this of supply, so as to allow a well to be drilled cause is set for hearing before an adminfrom a surface location being not closer istrative law judge on the Conservation than 250 feet from the south line and not Docket at the Western Regional Service closer than 700 feet from the west line of Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim said Section 15 to subsurface locations of Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Bousuch well’s entry into and such well’s exit levard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 from each of the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove A.M. on the 29th day of August, 2011, and and Oswego separate common sources that this notice be published as required by of supply and to a subsurface location of law and the rules of the Commission. such well’s entry into the Mississippi comNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that mon source of supply being as follows: not Applicant and interested parties may prescloser than 330 feet from the south line and ent testimony by telephone. The cost of 700 feet from the west line of said Section telephonic communication shall be paid by 15, with the first perforation in the horizonthe person or persons requesting its use. tal portion or lateral of the borehole of such Interested parties who wish to participate well in the Mississippi common source of by telephone shall contact Applicant or supply being as follows: not closer than Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing 330 feet from the south line and 700 feet date, and provide their names and telefrom the west line of said Section 15, and phone numbers. with the last perforation in the horizontal NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all portion or lateral of the borehole of such interested persons may appear and be well in the Mississippi common source of heard. For information concerning this supply being as follows: not closer than action, contact John R. Reeves, Attor330 feet from the north line and 700 feet ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two from the west line of said Section 15, Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, and with the terminus or end point of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Telehorizontal portion or lateral of the borehole phone: (405) 235-1110; or Luke Roberts, of such well in the Mississippi common SandRidge Exploration and Production, source of supply being as follows: not LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma closer than 200 feet from the north line and City, Oklahoma, 73102-6406, Telephone: 700 feet from the west line of said Section (405) 429-6344. 15, and with a “tolerance distance” for the CORPORATION COMMISSION above-described subsurface locations, OF OKLAHOMA horizontal portion or lateral and compleDANA L. MURPHY, Chair tion interval of such well being as follows: JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman a distance of not more than 100 feet in an BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner easterly direction and in a westerly direcDONE AND PERFORMED this 5th day of tion from any such subsurface location, August, 2011. from any point on or along such horizontal BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: portion or lateral and from any point on or PEGGY MITCHELL, along such completion interval, and to be Commission Secretary completed in and to produce hydrocarbons

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Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & include the E½ of Section 32, Township Republican Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. 1t 29 North, Range 10 West of the IM, Alfalfa BEFORE THE CORPORATION County, Oklahoma, and forming a proper COMMISSION OF THE STATE horizontal well unit for such common OF OKLAHOMA source of supply in such lands, which unit APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE Applicant requests be formed as a 320EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, acre horizontal well unit; (ii) determining LLC that the 320-acre horizontal well unit to be RELIEF SOUGHT: SPACING formed in this cause for the Mississippian HORIZONTAL WELL UNIT common source of supply in the E½ of said LEGAL DESCRIPTION: The E½ Section 32 will supersede the existing nonof Section 32, Township 29 developed 320-acre non-horizontal drilling North, Range 10 West of the IM, and spacing unit previously formed for the Alfalfa County, Oklahoma Mississippian common source of supply in Cause CD No. 201103822 the S½ of said Section 32, at least to the NOTICE OF HEARING extent such existing non-developed unit is STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perlocated in the E½ of said Section 32; and sons, owners, producers, operators, (iii) granting such other and further relief as purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and may be proper based upon the evidence all other interested persons, particularly presented at the hearing herein. in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the following: Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C.; application in this cause requests that the Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; Carroll H. order to be entered in this matter be made Smith; Margaret Jack Smith Powell, deeffective as of the date of the execution ceased; Deborah Brown; Jack D. Brown; thereof or as of a date prior thereto. Eric E. Ludeman Revocable Trust, and NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this Eric E. Ludeman, as Trustee of such trust; cause is set before an administrative law Evelyn Brown; Jack D. Brown; Fleischaker judge for hearing, taking of evidence and Mineral Company, L.L.C.; Georgiana J. reporting to the Commission. Alexander, deceased; Janette Alexander; NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this G & S Smith Limited Partnership; Helen cause will be heard before an administraS. Jack; Jack Jack; Janet L. Jack; Janice tive law judge on the Conservation Docket N. Jack; Rex A. Jack, Deceased; Karol L. at the Western Regional Service Office of Jack; Kathryn Michelle White, a/k/a Kaththe Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe ryn M. White; Dorothy Jack Cleveland; Kay Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Beauchamp; Marilee Hines; Kenneth A. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. on Jack; Marvel E. Jack Trust, and Joyce Read the 29th day of August , 2011, and that and Norman Harrington, as Co-Trustees of this notice be published as required by law such trust; Peggy Smith Ranew; Larry and the rules of the Commission. Smith; Ray Smith Real Estate, LP; Rex A. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Jack, Deceased; Rex Allen Jack; Richard Applicant and interested parties may presA. Telck; Marion Roberta Kildow, a/k/a ent testimony by telephone. The cost of Marion R. Kildow, a/k/a Roberta Kildow; telephonic communication shall be paid Samuel G. Jack, Jr.; Sydnee Denise Jack; by the person or persons requesting its Tamira P. Jenlink; Triad Energy Inc.; Willard use. Interested parties who wish to Holderby Living Trust, a Revocable Trust, participate by dated 2-17-1994, and Stephen Holderby, telephone shall contact Applicant or as Trustee of such trust; Three Amigos Oil Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing and Gas, LLC; if any of the above-named date, and provide their name and teleindividuals be deceased, then the unknown phone number. heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all trustees and assigns, both immediate and interested persons may appear and be remote, of such deceased individual; if heard. For information concerning this any of the above-named parties is a disaction, contact John R. Reeves, attorsolved partnership, corporation or other ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two association, then the unknown successors, Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, trustees and assigns, both immediate and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Teleremote, of such dissolved entity; and if any phone: (405) 235-1110; or Kevin Manning, of the above-named parties designated as SandRidge Exploration and Production, a trustee is not presently acting in such LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma capacity as trustee, then the unknown sucCity, OK 73102-6406, Telephone: (405) cessor or successors to such trustee. 429-5788. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CORPORATION COMMISSION Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and OF OKLAHOMA Production, LLC, has filed an application DANA L. MURPHY, Chair in this cause requesting the Corporation JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman Commission of Oklahoma to enter an orBOB ANTHONY, Commissioner der, to be effective as of the date of the ex- DONE AND PERFORMED this 3rd day of ecution thereof or as of a date prior thereto, August, 2011. as follows: (i) confirming and establishing BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: the boundaries of the Mississippian comPEGGY MITCHELL, mon source of supply so as to cover and Commission Secretary Legal notice in and to produce hydrocarbons from the Published in the Cherokee Messenger & above-named separate common sources Republican Thursday, Aug. 11, 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 6, made thereto. Township 28 North, Range 9 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the West of the IM, Alfalfa County, application in this cause requests that the Oklahoma order to be entered in this matter be made Cause CD No. 201103867 effective as of the date of the execution NOTICE OF HEARING thereof or as of a date prior thereto and STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perthat the authorization and permission sons, owners, producers, operators, requested herein run in favor of Applicant purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and or some other party recommended by all other interested persons, particularly Applicant. in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the following: Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C.; and if “land sections adjacent to the area within the location exception” requested herein in any of the above-named parties is a dissaid Section 6 in regard to the subsurface solved partnership, corporation or other location tolerance areas described above association, then the unknown successors, are Section 7, Township 28 North, Range trustees and assigns, both immediate and remote, of such dissolved entity. 9 West of the IM; Sections 1 and 12, TownNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ship 28 North, Range 10 West of the IM; Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and Section 36, Township 29 North, Range 10 Production, LLC, has filed an application West of the IM; and Section 31, Township in this cause requesting the Corporation 29 North, Range 9 West of the IM, all in Commission of Oklahoma to enter an Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. The other “land order, to be effective as of the date of the sections” surrounding said Section 6 are execution thereof or as of a date prior Sections 5 and 8, Township 28 North, thereto, as follows: (i) authorizing and Range 9 West of the IM, and Section 32, permitting an exception to the permitted Township 29 North, Range 9 West of the well location tolerances in the 640-acre IM, all in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. drilling and spacing units formed in SecNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this tion 6, Township 28 North, Range 9 West cause is set before an administrative law of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, for judge for hearing, taking of evidence and the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Big Limereporting to the Corporation Commission Oswego, Cherokee and Mississippian of Oklahoma. separate common sources of supply, so as NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this to allow a well to be drilled from a surface cause is set for hearing before an adminlocation being not closer than 165 feet from istrative law judge on the Conservation the south line and not closer than 1320 feet Docket at the Western Regional Service from the west line of Section 31, Township, Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim 29 North, Range 9 West of the IM, Alfalfa Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln BouCounty, Oklahoma, to subsurface locations levard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 of such well’s entry into and such well’s exit A.M. on the 29th day of August, 2011, and from each of the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, that this notice be published as required by Big Lime-Oswego and Cherokee separate law and the rules of the Commission. common sources of supply being and to NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a subsurface location of such well’s entry Applicant and interested parties may presinto the Mississippian common source of ent testimony by telephone. The cost of supply being as follows: not closer than telephonic communication shall be paid by 165 feet from the north line and 660 feet the person or persons requesting its use. from the west line of said Section 6, with Interested parties who wish to participate the first perforation in the horizontal portion by telephone shall contact Applicant or 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 west line of said Section 6, and with the interested persons may appear and be last perforation in the horizontal portion or heard. For information concerning this lateral of the borehole of such well in the action, contact John R. Reeves, AttorMississippian common source of supply ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two being as follows: not closer than 330 feet Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, from the south line and 660 feet from the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Telewest line of said Section 6, and with the phone: (405) 235-1110; or Luke Roberts, terminus or end point of the horizontal SandRidge Exploration and Production, portion or lateral of the borehole of such LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma well in the Mississippian common source City, Oklahoma, 73102-6406, Telephone: of supply being as follows: not closer than (405) 429-6344. 165 feet from the south line and 660 feet CORPORATION COMMISSION from the west line of said Section 6, and OF OKLAHOMA with a “tolerance distance” for the aboveDANA L. MURPHY, Chair described subsurface locations, horizontal JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman portion or lateral and completion interval BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner of such well being as follows: a distance DONE AND PERFORMED this 5th day of of not more than 100 feet in an easterly August, 2011. direction and in a westerly direction from BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: any such subsurface location, from any PEGGY MITCHELL, point on or along such horizontal portion or Commission Secretary lateral and from any point on or along such completion interval, and to be completed


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LEGAL NOTICES 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

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Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. 1t In the district court in and for alfalfa county state of oklahoma cv-11-16 In the Matter of the Application to Change Name of KENNEDY RAE HARRIS, By and Through JAVONNA FAYE MURROW, as Parent and Next Friend. notice of hearing petition for change of name Notice is given that Kennedy Rae Harris, by and through Javonna Faye Murrow, as Parent and Next Friend, has filed a petition requesting that her name be changed to Kennedy Rae Murrow, and the petition will be heard in the District Courtroom at the Alfalfa County Courthouse in Cherokee, Oklahoma, on the 24 day of August, 2011, at 3:00 pm and any person may file a written protest prior to the date of the hearing. Dated this 5 day of August, 2011. /s/Loren E. Angle Judge of the District Court Francis J. McGee, OBA # 5985 McGee Law Firm, P.L.L.C. Attorney for Petitioner 111 1/2 South Grand Cherokee, Oklahoma 73728 (580) 596-3550

Legal notice Published 12p in the Cherokee Messenger & Order Allowing Final Account, DeterminaRepublican Thursday, Aug. 11, and Thurs- tion of Heirs, Devisees and Legatees and day,Cherokee Aug. 18, 2011. 2t for Final Decree of Distribution, and that in the district court Monday, the 29th day of August, 2011, at 150 words of alfalfa county state 9:30 am, in the District Court Room, City of of oklahoma Cherokee, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, has PB-2010-30 been fixed as the time and place for hearIn the Matter of the Estate of Paul G. ing thereof, when any person interested Murrow, Deceased. in said estate may appear and contest the amended notice hearing final same as provided by law. account, and petition for Date this 2nd day of August, 2011. order allowing final account, /s/Loren E. Angle determination of heirs, Judge of the District Court devisees and legatees and for Dal L. Houston, OBA #17065 final decree of distribution. BENSON & HOUSTON, P.L.L.C. NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN, That Attorney for Estate Charles F. Murrow, Personal Representa- P.O. Box 488 tive of the estate of Paul G. Murrow, de- Alva, Oklahoma ceased, have filed in the about Court and (580) 327-1197 cause, their Final Account and Petition for Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & ment herein. Republican Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 1t Pursuant to an Order of this Court IN THE DISTRICT COURT made on the 4th day of August, 2011, noOF ALFALFA COUNTY tice is hereby given that said Petition will STATE OF OKLAHOMA be heard in the District Courtroom, Alfalfa Case No. PB-2011-23 County Courthouse, City of Cherokee, IN THE MATTER OF JANICE M. Oklahoma, on the 30th day of August, 2011 HOOD, Deceased. at the hour of 10:00 a.m., at which time all NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION persons interested may appear and show FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION, cause, if any they have, why the prayer of APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL said Petition should not be granted. REPRESENTATIVE, DETERMINATION Witness my hand this 8th day of AuOF HEIRS, AND ORDER WAIVING gust, 2011. INVENTORY AND APPRAISEMENT /s/ Loren E. Angle NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all Loren E. Angle heirs, legatees and devisees of Janice JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT M. Hood, Deceased, that on the 4th day KELLI J. SCHOVANEC, OBA#21349 of August, 2011, there was produced and ELLIOTT, ENABNIT, filed in this Court a Petition praying that a SCHOVANEC & KELLY, P.L.L.C. probate be opened, that Letters of Adminis- 114 East Broadway, Suite 500 tration, requiring no bond, issue to Clifford P. O. Box 5589 W. Hood, as Personal Representative, and Enid, OK 73702-5589 that the heirs, beneficiaries, legatees and (580) 234-9300 devisees be determined by the Court, and (580) 233-1177 (facsimile) that the Court waive the preparation and Attorneys for Petitioner(s) filing of a General Inventory and AppraiseCLXCL LPXLP

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Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger Claims of Creditors, Allowing Accountant’s & Republican Thursday, August 4, and Fees, Family Allowance, and for DetermiAugust 11, 2011. 2t nation of Heirship and Final Decree of Disin the district court of tribution is set for hearing the 26th day of alfalfa county August, 2011, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., before state of oklahoma this Court in the Alfalfa County Courthouse Case No. PB-07-28 at Cherokee, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, In the Matter of the Estate of Ray D. when and where any person interested in Edmondson, Deceased. said estate may appear and make objecnotice and order for hearing tion to any of the above matters; and, petition for settlement It is further ordered that notice of said final account, barring hearing shall be, and by copy hereof is claims of creditors, hereby given to the heirs, devisees, and allowing attorney’s fees, legatees by mailing a copy of this Notice family allowance, and for and Order with postage prepaid to each determination of heirship and of said persons at their place of residence final decree of distribution and by publication once each week for Robin Edmondson, Personal Rep- two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper resentative of the Estate of Ray D. Edpublished in this County. mondson, Deceased, having filed in this Dated this 2nd day of August, 2011. Court her Petition for Settlement of Final s/Loren E. Angle Account, Barring Claims of Creditors, AlJudge of the District Court lowing Accountant’s Fees, Family Allows/Sam L. Stein, Esq., OBA# 12498 ance, and for Determination of Heirship Law Office of Sam L. Stein, P.L.L.C. and Final Decree of Distribution, and the 305 South Grand Court having determined that a hearing P.O. Box 223 should be held and notice of same be given Cherokee, OK 73728 according to law. Tel. (580) 596-3000 It is hereby ordered that said Petition Fax (580) 596-3004 for Settlement of Final Account, Barring Attorney for Personal Representative Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, Aug. 11, and Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011. 2t Advertisement for bids Notice is hereby given that the Alfalfa County Rural Water District No. 1, hereinafter called the “Owner” will receive sealed bids by mail at P.O. Box 427, Amorita, Oklahoma, 73719-0427 or in person at Alfalfa Rural Water District #1 Office, 205 Fourth Street, Byron, Oklahoma, 73722 until 2:00 P.M. CST, on the 15th day of September, 2011. All bids received at said time will be opened for the construction of ODOT Utility Relocation No. J/P 24062(06) Utilities Alfalfa County, US-64. Project consists of approximately 4,550 L.F. of 6” ID HDPE SDR 11 waterline, including all bends, tees, couplings, and fittings as necessary. Approximately 230 LF directional bore 6” ID HDPE SDR 11 waterline. Two 1” service connections with new Sensus meter, two 6” gate valves with box. Two 6” gate valves with box in new Manholes at river crossing. One air relief valve, leakage and disinfection testing, seeding and restoration of R.O.W. and related appurtenances, etc. All work shall be performed and all construction and material used and furnished shall be in accordance with the Plans and Specifications prepared by Eagle Consultants, Inc., and on file in the office of the Alfalfa rural Water District No. 1, Amorita, Oklahoma. Contract Documents may be examined at the following: 1. Eagle Consultants, Inc., Eagle Office Center, 2803 S. Bryant Ave., Edmond, OK 73013, Tel: (405) 884-3900 Fax: (405) 844-3600 2. Bid News, Oklahoma City & Tulsa 3. Southwest Construction News, Oklahoma City & Tulsa 4. Dodge Reports, Oklahoma City Pre-bid Meeting to be held at the office of Eagle Consultants, Inc., located in Eagle Office Center 2803 S. Bryant Ave., Edmond, OK 73013 on September 8, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. CST. A complete set of Plans and Specifications may be obtained at Eagle Consultants, Inc. upon non-refundable price of $60.00 plus shipping and handling, if required. Contract to be awarded to the low responsive bidder pending concurrence with ODOT. Conditional bids shall not be accepted. The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities in the bidding. The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids in accordance with the Oklahoma Competitive Bidding Act. /s/Vickie Cloyd Vickie Cloyd, Alfalfa RWD#1 August 5, 2011

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, July 28, Thursday, Aug. 4, and Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. 3t in the district court of alfalfa county state of oklahoma case No. cv-2011-14 Marilyn Ruffin, formerly Marilyn L. Smart, Plaintiff, vs. Scotty J. Lucas, Claude Dwayne Lucas, James Lucas, April Lucas, Oletta Jo Kirk, and, The Unknown Successors in Interest of Allen Pendergrass, Deceased, Defendants. notice by publication the state of oklahoma to: The unknown Successors In Interest of Allen Pendergrass You and each of you are hereby notified that Marilyn Ruffin, formerly Marilyn L. Smart, as Plaintiff, has filed in the District Court of Alfalfa County, State of Oklahoma, her Petition against the Unknown Successors in Interest Allen Pendergrass, alleging that Allen Pendergrass, is the owner of a fractional interest in the following described real property, situated in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma: Lots One (1), Two (2), Three (3), and Four (4) in Block Forty-three (43), First Addition to the Town of Aline, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma; That Defendant, Allen Pendergrass, and/or his Unknown Successors in Interest, claim some right, title or interest in and to said real property adverse to the Plaintiffs which constitutes a cloud on the Plaintiffs’ title; that said Defendants be required to show what right, title or interest, if any, that they now have in and to said real property adverse to the right, title and interest of the Plaintiffs; that they be adjudged to have no right, title, interest or estate therein, and that the title of the Plaintiffs in and to said property be quieted against said Defendants, and the Defendants and each of them be perpetually barred and enjoined from setting up or asserting any right, title or interest in and to said real property. That said Defendants, and each of them, must answer the Petition filed by the Plaintiffs on or before the 7th day of September, 2011, or said Petition will be taken as true and judgment rendered adjudging and decreeing, to be the owners of said real property and entitled to the possession thereof, and quieting the title of the Plaintiffs against all adverse claims of said Defendants. Given under my hand and seal this 20th day of July, 2011. Court Clerk of Alfalfa County, Oklahoma by /s/Tammi Miller Deputy John W. McCue II, OBA No. 5936 Attorney at Law 118 E. Broadway - P.O. Box 503 Fairview, OK 73737 (580) 227-3939

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Allowing Final Account, Determination of Republican Thursday, Aug. 11, and Thurs- Heirs, Devisees and Legatees and for Final day, Aug. 18, 2011. 2t Decree of Distribution, and that Monday, in the district court the 29th day of August, 2011, at 9:30 am, of alfalfa county state in the District Court Room, City of Cheroof oklahoma kee, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, has been PB-2010-27 fixed as the time and place for hearing In the Matter of the Estate of Harold R. thereof, when any person interested in said Fox, Deceased. estate may appear and contest the same amended notice hearing final as provided by law. account, and petition for Date this 2nd day of August, 2011. order allowing final account, /s/Loren E. Angle determination of heirs, Judge of the District Court devisees and legatees and for Dal L. Houston, OBA #17065 final decree of distribution. BENSON & HOUSTON, P.L.L.C. NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN, That Attorney for Estate Richard G. Fox, Personal Representative P.O. Box 488 of the estate of Harold R. Fox, deceased, Alva, Oklahoma have filed in the above Court and cause, (580) 327-1197 his Final Account and Petition for Order

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, August 11, 2011. 1t COUNTY commissioners AUGUST 1, 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 and 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 4:45 P.M., July 28, 2011. Murrow moved to approve the minutes of July 29. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve the blanket purchase orders. Walker seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve the following M & O Warrants for payment. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Prior Year SALES TAX - HEALTH 336........Emergency Services Supply......................83.24......................................Parts 337........ALCO........................................................101.75................................ Supplies Current Year ASSESSOR VISUAL INSPECTION CASH 3............Postmaster.................................................40.00................................. Postage 4............County Records Inc..................................200.00.................................... Books 5............County Records Inc....................................60.00................................ Supplies General Fund 87..........ALCO..........................................................11.47................................ Supplies 88..........AEC........................................................3069.85...................................Utilities 89..........City of Cherokee.......................................325.29...................................Utilities HIGHWAY CASH 107........City of Cherokee.........................................34.00...................................Utilities 108........AEC..........................................................254.81...................................Utilities 109........AEC..........................................................234.27...................................Utilities 110.........South Central Telephone Assn.................181.96...................................Utilities 111.........Amorita-Byron Sewer Sys Auth..................10.00...................................Utilities 112.........Town of Byron.............................................61.69...................................Utilities 113.........ONG...........................................................84.10...................................Utilities 114.........Burlington Farmers Coop.....................11020.00....................................... Fuel 115.........Hercules Tire Sales................................1643.16...................................... Tires 116.........Yellowhouse Machinery Co......................244.65......................................Parts 117.........OReilly Auto Parts......................................17.98......................................Parts 118.........K&O Construction...................................7722.00....................................... Pipe 119.........K&O Construction...................................7533.20....................................... Pipe 120........Phillips, Dianne W....................................538.35.................................... Travel SALES TAX - FAIRGROUNDS 11...........City of Cherokee.......................................448.79...................................Utilities 12..........AEC..........................................................896.79...................................Utilities SALES TAX - HEALTH 20..........AEC..........................................................100.57...................................Utilities 21..........Medtronic Physio-Control Corp..................68.70.................................. Service 22..........Total Communications Inc........................120.00....................................Repair 23..........Merrifield Office Supply..............................85.24................................ Supplies 24..........Jack’s Automotive.......................................62.71........................ Parts & Labor 25..........Smith Drug...............................................123.39................................ Supplies 26..........Dale, Logan..............................................177.71.................................... Travel Roach moved to approve the following Appropriations: Highway Cash, 367410.38, 34104.87; Assessor Visual Inspection Cash, 925.01; Treasurer Cash, 85.00; County Clerk Cash, 4302.85;County Clerk Preservation Cash, 2606.14; fairgrounds Sales Tax, 70467.41; Health Sales Tax, 169874.03; Sheriff Revolving Cash, 246.65; Sheriff Cash, 4466.96; Enhanced 911 Cash, 3437.80; SL-2, 76.99; Lapsed from 10-11: SJ-10, 49370.49. Walker seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve the alcoholic beverage tax report. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve the Maximum Highway Expenditures Resolution. Walker seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve the contract and lease purchase papers for new graders for Dist 2 and 3 with John Deere Credit. Murrow seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve the transfer of $4275.62 from Cash SJ-SF to SJ-SF3. Walker seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve 1 road crossing permit for Marsau Enterprises in Dist #1. Walker seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve the redistricting resolution setting new boundaries for the districts. Murrow seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to adjourn. Roach seconded. All voted aye. /s/ Doug Murrow Doug Murrow, Chair /s/ Chad Roach Chad Roach, Member /s/ Ray Walker Ray Walker, Member ATTEST:/s/ Bruce Martin Bruce Martin, County Clerk


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New law requires ‘voter ID’ at polls Oklahoma's new "voter ID" law, enacted in 2010 by the overwhelming passage of State Question 746, went into effect on July 1. The law requires all voters to produce a government-issued form of identification to prove their identity before they are allowed to vote. A document used for proof of identity must include the owner's name, which must match his or her name on their voter registration record, a photograph of the bearer, and an expiration date that is later than election day. "Your name on your proof of identity must match your name

Cherokee FFA attends camp for leaders Members of the Cherokee FFA Chapter recently attended the 39th annual Oklahoma FFA Alumni Leadership Camp at Camp Tulakogee near Wagoner July 3-16.. Representing the Cherokee FFA Chapter were Sabrina Wilber, Jessica Unruh, Grant DeWitt, Macy Starks, Taryn Caruthers, Kristen Shepard, Braden Waugh and Connor Hester. This year’s camp focused on communication skills. Special presenters included motivational speakers Bill Cordes, Sam Glenn and veterinarian turned hypnotist, Dr. Al Snyder. The camp is planned and conducted by the 2011-12 state FFA officer team, which includes Courtney Maye, president, Haworth; Brandon Baumgarten, secretary, Oilton; Kaleigh Lynch, reporter, Owasso; Andrew Aldridge, central vice president, Comanche; Joshua Conaway, northwest vice president, Ringwood; Justin Turner, southwest vice president, Cement; Kristal Williams, southeast vice president, Latta; and Hannah Nemecek, northeast vice president, Skiatook.

in the precinct registry," said Alfalfa County Election Board Secretary Kelly Stein. Voters whose full legal name is on both their proof of identity and on their voter registration record should have no problem at the polls. However, voters whose names have changed due to marriage or divorce, and voters who may have registered to vote under a nickname or a variation of their full legal name, may encounter difficulties. "Voters who don't have proof of identity, or whose name on the voter registration record does not match the name on

their proof of identity, will have to vote by provisional ballot." Stein said. "I want to encourage all registered voters in Alfalfa County to verify that they have registered to vote using the same name that appears on their driver license or other primary form of identification," said Stein. In order to verify voter registration information, voters may contact the Alfalfa County Election Board at (580) 596-2718, or they may visit the State Election Board Polling Place Locator website (http://www.ok.gov/ elections/ppl/index.php) and enter the information requested.

The voter's name will display as it appears in the voter registration database. A voter who wants to change his or her name on their voter registration record must fill out and mail a new Oklahoma voter registration application form. The form is available online at www.elections.ok.gov, at all tag agencies and at most libraries and post offices in Oklahoma. Voter registration applications may be submitted at any time, but must be received at least 24 days before an election for the change to be in effect for the election.

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