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MESSENGER & REPUBLICAN Vol. 109 No. 44 – 16 Pages, 1 Section

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By KORINA DOVE Messenger & Republican Staff City-owned property continues to be the hottest real estate in town for the location of bunkhouses for workers brought to the Cherokee community by the oil and gas boom. Cherokee City Commissioners Rachel Hager, Donna Irvin and Mayor Karen Hawkins discussed but took no action at last week’s meeting on a proposal to improve the Ohio Street RV Park. Commissioners Diana Williamson and Jack Custer were absent from the meeting. Williamson was attending a school, and Custer was in the hospital. “We’re going to have to gravel that and add another electric pole for another three bunk houses,” City Manager Don Bowman told commissioners at the Sept. 22 meeting. Keen Energy employees currently occupy the lot, which holds four bunkhouses. The company would like to add more units. “There’s one spot available now,” Bowman said. “Within the next six months, there should be eight all together.” In another subject related to the oil and gas boom, Bowman brought commissioners up to date on improvements to the city’s north well property. Ewbank Water Well Drilling of Fairview recently installed a new motor at the well so the city can begin selling untreated water to oil field companies. “It’ll take at least 60 days,” Bowman said, to finSee BONANZA Page 3

Suspension not official until assistant DA files papers

HERB NILES accepts the 2011 Cherokee Citizen of the Year Award from Main Street President Niki Wyatt during the organization’s annual meeting held Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

By KORINA DOVE Messenger & Republican Staff Herb Niles humbly accepted the honor of Citizen of the Year during the Sept. 20 Cherokee Main Street Annual Meeting but later said he can’t imagine why anyone chose him for the award. Cherokee Main Street members, however, could name a hundred different reasons. Niles has been a member of the Corinthian Order of the Masonic Lodge in Cherokee for as long as anyone can remember. He helps with

Thrift Shop moves across street Saturday; volunteers requested By KORINA DOVE Messenger & Republican Staff Anyone traveling down Grand Avenue Saturday morning might want to take a detour. Better yet, drivers might want to hop out of their vehicles, roll up their sleeves and get to work. “We’re going to load up trailers and shopping carts full of the contents of the thrift store and push them across the street to the new location,” said the Rev. Jeni Markham Clewell, associate pastor of Cherokee United Methodist Church. Clewell, along with volunteers and Cherokee Ministerial Alliance members, will begin a transition that has been almost a year in the making. Anyone wanting to help move into the new building can meet at 8 a.m. Saturday at the current See MOVING Page 2

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Martin will remain at his desk until the action is formally filed by Meinders, who did not return phone calls by press time. Alfalfa County Assistant District Attorney Westline Ritter, who has been removed from the case due to its locale, said she believes the process generally is fairly rapid and could take place in a matter of a days. Martin will remain off duty until a decision is made regarding the felony charge, to which he has pleaded not guilty. His next court appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 25 in Alfalfa County District Court. Commissioners voted during their Sept. 19 regular meeting to begin the process of removing Martin from office. Meinders filed an accusation for removal Tuesday in District Court. According to Oklahoma State Statute, Title 22, Chapter 23, Section 1181, elected officers may be removed from office on eight causes, one being willful maladministration, which is what commissioners are claimSee CLERK Page 2

Niles Main Street ‘Citizen of Year;’ Commissioner ‘schooled’ husband, wife ‘Lifetime’ honorees by unhappy constituent

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By KORINA DOVE Messenger & Republican Staff Alfalfa County Clerk Bruce Martin has been suspended from office, pending formal action from Woodward County Assistant District Attorney Susan Meinders. Alfalfa County Commissioners Doug Murrow, Chad Roach and Toby Walker spent less than an hour Monday in an executive session that would ultimately decide the action to suspend Martin – with pay – from his elected duties as county clerk. Upon reconvening in regular session, Murrow motioned for the immediate suspension of the county clerk. Roach seconded and each member of the board gave a vote of “yes” to the proposed action. “Looking at everything on this, I think it’s in the best interest of both parties to do this,” Roach said before the final vote. “Everything on this” includes a felony count of falsification of records by custodian, filed July 17 in Alfalfa County District Court.

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Bill and ElDora Wood receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

the local Eastern Star and Rainbow chapters and has been integral in preserving and maintaining the historic Masonic Lodge building in Cherokee. Main Street President Niki Wyatt, who also is a physician’s assistant in the Cherokee Family Clinic located in the lower half of the Masonic building, credited Niles with everything from the clinic’s “light bulb changer to magazine deliverer to smoke alarm battery See CITIZEN Page 3

For the second week in a row, former kindergarten teacher Carole Grover has pointed her finger at District 1 Alfalfa County Commissioner Doug Murrow and accompanied it with a “shame on you” speech about not helping to control semi-trucks she says are racing down her road east of Byron. Last week, Grover asked county commissioners to lower the speed limit on Latimer Road (Byron blacktop) from 55 to 45 miles per hour. “I do not feel like there has been any action,” Grover said. “I am going to keep coming because you have not acted on the citizens’ behalf.” She asked Murrow to place a resolution on the Oct. 3 meetSee SCHOOLED Page 2

New election only solution to Jet squabble? By STEVE BOOHER Messenger & Republican Staff JET – “I don’t know what else I can do but hand it back to the people and hope they make good choices,” said Carolyn Crossette Tuesday, as she revealed to the Messenger & Republican her intention to resign as a Jet Town Board member. Crossette said board member David Pitt also plans to resign, which will likely force an election within the next few weeks. Hershel Kiser, who had formed an alliance with Crossette and Pitt, resigned earlier this month, leaving only Mayor Jim Blackledge and Lindeen Evans on the board. The Crossette-Kiser-Pitt faction voted in July not to renew the contract of Jacquetta Jen-

Only two Jet Town Board members kins, circuit ride city manager, which prompted the resignation of Jenkins’ daughter-in-law, Donna Keller, as Jet’s clerktreasurer. Keller’s husband, Mike, is still an employee for the town. Over the objection of Blackledge and Evans, the Crossette faction employed Kelli Hopkins as the new clerk-treasurer. However, just days later, Blackledge met with Hopkins at Town Hall and terminated her. The town’s business computer was taken by Blackledge from Town Hall to an undisclosed location and not returned for several days. Kiser resigned at the board’s

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Cherokee Elementary Media Center has a new bookshelf.

Sept. 14 meeting, indicating his disappointment that District Attorney Hollis Thorp had not filed charges against Blackledge for removing the computer. With Kiser gone and Pitt in the hospital, Blackledge called a board meeting for Sept. 22, at which the agenda indicated an attempt to re-hire Keller and reverse an earlier ordinance passed by Crossette’s faction that limits the mayor’s power, including hiring and firing. Blackledge and Evans attended the meeting, but Crossette did not, which left the board without a quorum. Blackledge and Evans met again Tuesday evening. Despite

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the lack of a quorum, the two voted to open the meeting, rehired Keller, and then voted to adjourn the meeting. Town Attorney Bill Shaw of Enid cited state statutes allowing not only the votes without a quorum, but also the employment of Keller. Crossette said she feels an audit of the town’s records – although costly – is necessary because of the computer being removed from Town Hall. She admitted her resignation, along with Pitt’s and earlier, Kiser’s, was necessary to keep Blackledge and Evans from having a majority vote if a third member attended meetings. “I think when they (DA’s office and/or a state auditor) get See JET Page 3


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County school enrollment at 836 students By KORINA DOVE Messenger & Republican Staff Of the 836 students shuffling into area classrooms this semester, 303 of them attend Cherokee Public Schools, the only school in the county experienc-

ing an increase in enrollment for the 2011-12 school year. Other schools in the county are not far behind as far as yearly average attendances go. Timberlake lost only one student according to last year’s at-

tendance records. Burlington dropped five. Aline-Cleo marked the most losses with a decline of 12 in the student body. Still, with three schools’ attendance receding, the county managed an average gain of 25

Cherokee Public Schools 2010-11

2011-12

Pre-K

23

25

K

19

1st

students. Total enrollment for schools in Alfalfa County last school year was 811. Accompanying charts give a breakdown of total attendance by school and grade for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years.

Burlington Public Schools 2010-11

2011-12

Pre-K

8

8

25

K

10

10

22

28

1st

19

11

2nd

22

16

2nd

9

16

3rd

18

27

3rd

6

5

4th

19

18

4th

11

8

5th

15

20

5th

9

9

6th

26

16

6th

8

8

7th

18

30

7th

8

11

8th

21

19

8th

12

8

9th

17

25

9th

7

14

10th

16

17

10th

14

9

11th

20

15

11th

14

15

12th

27

22

12th

13

11

Total:

260

303

Total:

148

143

Timberlake Public Schools 2010-11

2011-12

Pre-K

15

16

K

17

17

1st

13

2nd

Aline-Cleo Public Schools 2010-11

2011-12

Pre-K

10

12

K

13

15

20

1st

14

12

13

13

2nd

12

17

3rd

17

16

3rd

12

12

4th

17

19

4th

13

10

5th

22

19

5th

10

11

6th

18

22

6th

9

14

7th

30

12

7th

15

10

8th

17

25

8th

12

16

9th

19

18

9th

7

10

10th

15

18

10th

14

5

11th

16

14

11th

8

11

12th

14

13

12th

11

5

Total:

243

242

Total:

160

148

SCHOOLED Continued from Page 1 ing agenda that would allow commissioners to lower the speed limit on the road to 45 miles per hour. “Now, is there anything on here that you don’t understand?” she asked Murrow. Murrow said he has talked to “dozens of people” in the Byron area and they do not want the speed limit lowered. “Now, that is a joke,” Grover said. Murrow said he drove by Grover’s house Saturday morning when an accident occurred on the road. He said he tried to talk to Grover then but she walked away from him. “It’s a good thing I didn’t talk to you Saturday morning,” she said. “I have talked to people in that area and you’re not telling the truth.” Grover asked Murrow to announce in the meeting that a resolution will be placed on the Oct. 3 agenda. “In front of all these people, I want you to make the statement and promise me that you will place that on the agenda – that you will place a resolution

to lower the speed limit on the agenda,” Grover said. “I promise it will be on the agenda,” Murrow said. “There will be a resolution on the agenda – on the Oct. 3 agenda.” Grover requested appropriate signs be ordered the same day and even offered to go pick them up. “I will go get them if necessary,” she said. She passed out information sheets to each commissioner explaining why she is requesting a lower speed limit.

“I fixed a sheet to help you with your memory because a lot of times you don’t remember things,” Grover said. “Mrs. Grover, I am not in kindergarten,” Murrow said. “That’s why we’re having this problem because I didn’t teach you,” Grover said. She said she will be back to visit with the commissioners on Oct. 10 to make sure signs on Latimer Road have been properly installed and “to thank you for your actions, if you go through with it.”

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MOVING Continued from Page 1 thrift store location, 206 ½ S. Grand Ave. Volunteers have spent months readying the former McDowell Electric building in preparation to house the Ministerial Alliance Thrift Store. “Lots and lots of volunteers have donated time and energy,” Clewell said. Volunteers have painted the inside of the new building, constructed a fitting room and a new bathroom, moved a partition wall and updated wiring. The building was donated anonymously to the Ministerial Alliance, and once it is stocked and ready to go, it will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday. “The women from the various churches in the alliance staff the store and do all the work,” Clewell said. The thrift store will be closed while volunteers reorganize. “It might take a week (to open),” Clewell said. “That would be the best possible scenario, but I don’t know how long it will take. And they’re going to start opening every third Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. when the food pantry is open.” As the McDowell building is converted to the thrift store, the former thrift store building also will undergo transformation. It soon will become Cherokee’s Food Pantry, currently housed in the Methodist Church. “Some renovations need to happen before we open in that location,” Clewell said. The building already contains a commercial-size refrigerator and freezer, donated a few months ago by the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank.

The Cherokee Ministerial Alliance Thrift Store is

Sat., October 1st, 8 A.M.

VOLUNTEERS ARE WELCOME AND NEEDED

across the street to 219 S. Grand. 8 A.M. gathering at the old location - 206 S. Grand

Thank you to all who support our ministry!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Continued from Page 1 ing in Martin’s case. Suspension of office may take place according to state statutes, which indicate when a complaint for removal from office is filed against an elected official, the complaint also may ask that the officer be suspended from office pending investigation. The accused is entitled to a trial within 10 days of the complaint. If Martin is acquitted of the felony charge, he may resume his office as county clerk immediately.

Alfalfa County commissioners are taking applications for a janitor/maintenance/lawn care person. Beginning salary will be dependant on experience and qualifications. Applications may be picked up in the county commissioners’ office on the second floor of the courthouse. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. October 7, 2011. Alfalfa County is an equal employment opportunity employer.

and coffee will be served for $2 in the morning. Lunch of chili or creamy potato soup, relishes and pie will begin at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $6. Octoberfest ends at 2 p.m. with a quilt drawing. Tickets will cost $1 for one ticket or $5 for six tickets.

as we move the contents of our Thrift Store ...

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Cherokee’s First Christian Church Octoberfest Oct. 5 Octoberfest at the First Christian Church in Cherokee is set to begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 5 in the church basement. Booths will feature something for everyone, including crafts, food and “white elephant” items. A breakfast of cinnamon rolls

As soon as the new food pantry location is open, clients will begin to see some changes in food choices. “The boxes come prepackaged from the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank right now,” Clewell said. “When we move, they’ll have more choices.” For now, the food pantry will remain open in the Methodist Church. Anyone needing a food box can visit the church from 5 to 7 p.m. every third Thursday of the month. Certain guidelines must be met in order to receive the boxes. “We haven’t ever turned anyone away, but there is an income level,” Clewell said. “We have a chart people can look at.” Community members and church groups interested in helping support and sustain these ministries, can make regular monthly donations through Ministerial Alliance Treasurer Cyndi Woods. Donations can be hand delivered to Woods or mailed to Cherokee Ministerial Alliance, c/o Alfalfa County Farm Bureau Office, 113 S. Grand Ave., Cherokee OK 73728.

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Helena’s traditional Oktoberfest ‘Lifetime’ achievers! celebrates its German heritage HELENA – Tradition will carry on for the third year in a row as Helena residents invite others to celebrate the town’s German heritage with Oktoberfest. Events kick off at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Helena Historical Society Museum with entries for this year’s pie and cake contest. Entries will be taken until 9 a.m. This year’s parade line-up will begin at 9 a.m., and the pa-

rade will head through town at 10 a.m. From there, everyone should move to the high school for a morning of great food and lots of fun. ”There will be all kinds of food there that the classes make,” said Beverly Wallace, Helena Chamber of Commerce. “This is a school project.” Chamber of Commerce members will serve mugs of root beer, and the school carnival will fea-

ture bakes sales, a cakewalk and plenty of German cuisine. “The FCCLA usually makes bierocks,” Wallace said. Beginning at 11 a.m., volunteers from the museum will begin selling German stew. Cost is $6 and includes dessert and a drink. The annual meeting will begin at noon with a cake and pie auction. Visitors can tour the museum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

that was purchased with money generated years ago from the sale of the city’s electrical system and light plant to Alfalfa Electric Cooperative. The sale generated $1.7 million altogether and the principal cannot be spent without a vote by citizens. Bowman said bids from banks where the city has proposed to invest the CD have been disturbingly low. Farmers Exchange Bank in Cherokee was the only bank to submit a bid last week, which was .55 percent. Former interest rates of 4 and 5 percent would almost make the $126,000 per year payment on the city’s new water plant, but those rates are not being offered by any banks. “We’re going to be making

less than $10,000 a year,” Bowman said. The city is paying 3.5 percent interest on the loan for the plant. “At some point we may come back to a vote of the people (to use the $1.7 million to pay for the plant),” Bowman said. Residents voted nearly eight years ago to borrow money to pay for the plant rather than use the $1.7 million held in savings by the city. During the manager’s report, Bowman updated council members on a major water leak at the Municipal Park. “It could very well be (leaking) a million gallons a month,” Bowman said. He said the line, which crews believe goes to the pool house, will be fixed this week.

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MORE THAN 50 YEARS providing business services to the Cherokee community earned Bill and ElDora Wood Cherokee Main Street’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization’s Sept. 20 annual meeting

CITIZEN Continued from Page 1 tester.” In other words, she said, Niles’ services to her clinic are invaluable as they are to the City of Cherokee. The husband and wife team of Bill and Eldora Wood were jointly awarded Main Street’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Bill’s dedication to the streets of Cherokee through his more than 50 years as an employee of Cherokee Publishing Company earned him the distinguished title. Eldora has spent more than 50 years drawing customers into her beauty shop on Grand Avenue. Together, the couple have contributed decades of support to the continuation of downtown businesses in Cherokee. Accepting the Community Service Award was long-time volunteer Eva Mae Stout. Born near Lambert, Stout has spent her life helping others by driving them to doctors’ appointments, the grocery store and anywhere else they needed to go. Wyatt said, without fear of breaking any “HIPAA” laws, she can safely say she often sees Stout in her office two or three times a day. Aaron Hoggard accepted the Community Spirit Award. Hoggard has served as “The Voice” of annual parades, home football games and other events for the past decade. He works with the First Methodist Church youth and volunteers his time at area events, and with the Cherokee Lions Club. Paula Mahieu was named Board Member of the Year for her hours and hours of dedica-

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tion to Cherokee Main Street. Lariat-Chaparral was given the Building Improvement Award for renovations to the former John Deere building on Ohio Street. Sarah Penland accepted the award on the company’s behalf. Entertainment for the evening was provided by Cherokee FFA members, who also served the meal of soup and chili. Miss Cherokee Sabrina Wilber performed a monologue, which she will present during the Miss Cinderella Pageant at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva. Also talking about their successes and accomplishments were Miss Rodeo Princess Oklahoma Sydney Wyatt and local entrepreneur Macy Starks, who

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Continued from Page 1 in there, they’ll find a lot of things out of compliance,” said Crossette. She submitted the following letter: “To the citizens of Jet who voted for me: It is with deep sorrow I feel I must resign. I cannot compromise my principles...when games are played, shutting down your city and remov-

is building a baking enterprise through her business venture, Macy Cakes. Main Street Program Manager Susie Koontz said nominations for each of the awards were received from community members. Selections were finalized by a committee of past Main Street and Chamber of Commerce presidents. Koontz also recognized several community members with “Lifesaver Awards.” Each person received a roll of Lifesavers candies for their volunteer services and contributions to the community. Receiving awards were Marty Myers, David Koontz, Margaret Smith, Alfalfa Electric Cooperative, Linda Warner, Amber White and Cory Ellis.

ing your computer (from Town Hall). And yes, it is your computer and your city. (It’s) all because certain people won’t accept the majority vote and the votes you cast for three board members. It is your choice – a dictatorship or a democracy, as my resignation will send the vote back to you. Choose wisely. Demand answers. Call the DA and the Sheriff ’s Department.”

ALFALFA COUNTY FARM BUREAU ANNUAL MEETING Alfalfa County Fairgrounds Cherokee, OK

6:00 p.m.

Continued from Page 1 ish work at the well and begin selling the untreated water. He said the city hopes to install a computerized terminal at the site. The terminal will bill customers at the end of each month, eliminating the abundance of paper tickets that now go through City Hall. With only a handful of items on the agenda, the meeting didn’t last long. Hager, Irvin and Hawkins approved a bid of $680 from Sunderland Electric to repair lights in the main office of City Hall. Aside from the claims list, the light repair bid was the only item on the city council agenda. Bowman also told council members that recent repairs to the city’s reverse osmosis system cost about $12,000. A motor to one of the skids at the plant stopped working Sept. 17. “We had to call Worth Hydrochem (in Oklahoma City),” Bowman said. Worth Hydrochem rebuilt the existing motor, which the city will use as a spare, for about $2,000. Enid Electric Motor installed a new motor for $10,000. Commissioners also discussed bids received from a $500,000 certificate of deposit

Helena Oktoberfest Celebration Saturday, October 1st Schedule of Events 8-9 a.m.

Parade Line-up @ High School Parking Lot

10 a.m.

Parade

Following the Parade Food and School Carnival Booths Open Downtown 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Historical Museum Open 11 a.m.-Gone 12 p.m.

Tuesday close

Pie & Cake Contest Entries @ Museum

9 a.m.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10 This year’s speaker is Sam Knipp, Vice President of Corporate Communications. He will speak following the Annual Meeting.

It is evident that the Chamber of Commerce made my selection as Citizen of theYear during one of their weaker moments. I am humbled and thank everyone for the honor. Herb Niles

German Lunch with Soup, Dessert, Drink $6.00 Annual Meeting ~ Cake & Pie Auction

Schedule Sponsored By... Boehs Construction

Farmers Cooperative P.O. Box 100 Carmen, Okla. 73726

AA Meetings

Helena - 852-3666

Boehs Building Supply Helena - 852-3664

Senior Citizens Center Behind Baker Bldg. (in alley) Cherokee, Oklahoma

Visit the Alfalfa County Farm Bureau office between now and October 31 to discover the many benefits of being an Oklahoma Farm Bureau member and be entered into a drawing for one of ten $200 cash prizes; one of five gameday ticket packages, which includes two tickets and a hospitality package; or OU or OSU sports memorabilia.

First United Methodist 400 S. Grand-Cherokee

Alfalfa County Farm Bureau 113 S. Grand ~ Cherokee

7 p.m. Tuesday

7 p.m. Saturday

Alfalfa Guaranty Abstract Co.

201 S. Grand - 596-3394 Robin & Charlie Berg

First Goltry Branch

Country Grocery

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Jet attorney cites Paul Blackledge lack of integrity

"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.”

If fed funds found, still need partner As reported in last week's Messenger & Republican, any help from the federal government in making improvements to Great Salt Plains Lake is dependent upon Congress loosening the purse strings for a "reconnaissance" study. While the prospects for finding federal funds for such a project are dim at best, fans of the lake should be aware that if the money is forthcoming, the next phase – a detailed feasibility study to determine what can and cannot be done to improve the lake – will require a "cost-share partner." At the behest of lake area resident Keitha Dale, the chief of the Planning & Environmental Division of the Tulsa District of the Corps of Engineers, Susan Haslett, has outlined what's ahead for those supporting lake improvements. "One of the things we'll do as part of the next step – the reconnaissance study – is develop the study scope and cost estimate for feasibility studies," she said in an e-mail to Dale. "We do that in collaboration with stakeholders and potential feasibility study partners and cost-share sponsors, so the cost depends on what we mutually agree to evaluate. "In general, feasibility studies cost $2 million to $4 million and take about three years. "The study sponsor must be a non-federal agency or entity, such as a state agency, or a county or local government." So, if and when the federal budgetary hurdle is cleared, another awaits in the form of finding another financial partner. "A non-governmental organization, such as Ducks Unlimited or The Nature Conservancy, can also be a sponsor," explained Haslett. "The sponsor must agree to pay for 50 percent of the study costs in either cash or in-kind services." Haslett offers to provide information on how those partners were secured at other Tulsa District lakes, but she cautions that the Great Salt Plains Lake project is different in its scope. "I'm not aware of any (Tulsa District studies) that would be similar to the type of study I'd anticipate we'd do at Great Salt Plains Lake," she said. "I think we'd be looking at a (study) to identify feasible modification or restoration options, as well as opportunities to protect the lake (from filling with sediment) if we can restore it. "That type of study may be done at many of our lakes in the future, but right now Great Salt Plains would be out in front – kind of plowing new ground." With Congress determined to trim its debt and political maneuvering between Republicans and Democrats making it difficult to secure funding even for disaster victims, it seems unlikely federal funding will be forthcoming for a Great Salt Plains Lake reconnaissance study. The only hope may rest in the hands of Oklahoma's Republican congressional delegation, which might be able to bypass the criticism that such funding would draw if proposed by Democrats in the Republican controlled House. If the federal roadblock is torn down, fans of the lake will have to scramble to find a partner from either the state or county government, or perhaps a nonprofit conservation agency, to come up with $1 million to $2 million needed to help fund the feasibility study. Ms. Dale and Friends of the Great Salt Plains Lake hope to defy the odds and restore the lake to its glory years. Their optimism will be tested over the next few years.

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Lift the Social Security tax cap ‘Not contributed one nickel to our deficit’ – Bernie Sanders By U.S. SEN. BERNIE SANDERS Independent, Vermont Republicans hate Social Security because it has been an extraordinary success and has done exactly what it was designed to do. It is the most successful government program in our nation's history and is enormously popular. When Social Security was developed, 50 percent of seniors lived in poverty. Today, that number is 10 percent – still too high, but a testament to the success of Social Security. Republicans have spent years demonizing Social Security and spreading lies about its sustainability. They want to scare Americans and build support for making drastic cuts to the program or privatizing it entirely. Their longterm goal is to end Social Security as we know it and convert it into a private account system which will enable Wall Street to make hundreds of billions in profits. The truth is that, today, according to the Social Security Administration, Social Security has a $2.7 trillion surplus and can pay out every benefit owed to every eligible American for the next 25 years. Further, because it is funded by the payroll tax and not the U.S. Treasury, Social Security has not contributed one nickel to our deficit. Now – in a prolonged recession that has decimated the poor and middle class and pushed more Americans into poverty than at any point in modern history – we need to strengthen Social Security. That's why I, along with nine co-sponsors, have introduced the "Keeping Our Social Security Promises Act." This legislation would lift

the Social Security Payroll tax cap on all income over $250,000 a year, would require millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share into the Social Security Trust Fund, and would extend the program for the next 75 years. Join me now as a citizen co-sponsor of the Keeping Our Social Security Promises Act. For 76 years, through good times and bad, Social Security has paid out every benefit owed to every eligible American. The most effective way to strengthen Social Security for the next 76 years is to scrap the payroll tax cap for those earning $250,000 a year or more. Right now, someone who earns $106,800 pays the same amount of money into Social Security as billionaires like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. That is because today, all income above $106,800 is exempt from the Social Security tax. As a result, 94 percent of Americans pay Social Security tax on all of their income, but the wealthiest 6 percent do not. That makes no sense. The "Keeping Our Social Security Promises Act" will ensure the long-term solvency of Social Security without cutting benefits, raising the retirement age or raising taxes on the middle class. Join me and Democracy for America in fighting to strengthen Social Security – sign on as a citizen co-sponsor of the Keeping Our Social Security Promises Act. Social Security is keeping tens of millions of seniors out of poverty today. I can think of no more important issue facing our country today than making sure that Social Security remains strong for generations to come.

Job creators, or job eliminators? Class warfare waged by wealthy By JOHN WYLIE The Oologah Lake Leader The Tea Party Republican line that any increased taxes on the wealthiest Americans would limit the ability for job creators to create jobs would be hilarious if it weren’t so serious and hypocritical. The vast majority of those who would be affected by President Obama’s proposed tax adjustments are piling up and hoarding cash precisely because they are job eliminators. Executive pay and stock prices now are driven not by how well employees are recruited and retained but by how many employees can be laid off or have their pay and benefits cut. Couple that with the all out Tea Party assault on the middle class, primarily union members and public employees including teachers, and you have the unemployment problems we now face. There is job creation, but it is generally coming from the small business sector. Last

month’s net job creation of zero came from anemic private sector growth of 14,000 offset by public sector loss of an equal number of jobs. What these economic cretins don’t seem to understand is that public sector employees use their paychecks to buy private sector goods and services. Reduced numbers of customers means a reduced need for employees. It is a vicious cycle. Yes, government can and should be more efficient. Yes, we need to get the deficit under control. But the class warfare that needs to be halted isn’t by the middle class against the ultra wealthy, it is the other way around. All Americans need to share the adjustments needed to get our economy back on track. President Obama is absolutely right to promise a veto of any legislation that doesn’t meet the fairness test. We just wish he’d done it a year or more ago.

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‘Our heart was kind of broken for orphans’ By KORINA DOVE Messenger & Republican Staff David and Terri Woods of Cherokee are expecting a grandson. Exciting, yes, but new grandbabies rarely generate headline news … unless they are arriving from Eastern Europe and have Down Syndrome. The Woods’ son Jared and his wife, Anna, have spent the last year praying about their bundle of joy, and after months of fundraising and working with an international adoption agency, the moment is about to arrive. Anna talks about their incredible journey on a regular basis in her blog, “Home on the Range,” but nothing can compare to hearing the story in person. “I feel like it’s a journey God’s been working on me for a while,” Anna said last week. A personal trainer, Anna has spent years working with special needs adults with mental and physical disabilities. “My passion kind of started with that at that point,” she said. Like most newly married couples, she and Jerad, who live in Hillsboro, Kan., wanted to start a family of their own. They had a daughter six years ago and not long after decided they wanted to expand their family even more. After months of trying to have another baby, however, the couple discovered what Anna described as “fertility issues.” “We were pretty much told it probably wouldn’t be a possibility,” she said. Still, their heart was set on having a larger family, so they began looking at adoption agencies. “A month or two after that we found out we were expecting,” Anna said. Blessed with another miracle daughter in perfect health, Anna said she had considered the possibility of adoption for so long, the need just never went away. “Our heart was kind of broken for orphans,” she said. She started the hunt again, only this time, her search took her in a new direction. While reading a friend’s blog, she followed links to an organization called Reece’s Rainbow, Down Syndrome Adoption Ministry. With a heart to follow God’s calling and a need to bring a special needs child into her loving family, Anna began to dig deeper into the purpose for Reece’s Rainbow, which is not an adoption agency but a ministry that connects families with special needs orphans and helps them find support to complete the adoption process. As Anna’s search led her to dozens of photos of children with Down Syndrome, she began to pray for each one to be adopted into loving homes. Secretly, she also started feeling the need to bring one of those children into their own home. “I kept looking at these faces hoping one day we could adopt one of these children,” Anna said. While wishing for a new miracle to happen, she struggled with telling Jerad her hopes and dreams. “There’s no way a husband would ever commit in a million years to something like this,” Anna said. As with all things miraculous, however, one day God spoke to Jerad’s heart at precisely the right moment. “One day Blake’s picture popped up, and Jerad thought he was cute,” Anna said. “That was the first time he showed any interest whatsoever, and he told me to check on him. We committed to him not long after that.” The Woods family’s commitment to their new son Blake, which is not his birth name but is the name Jerad and Anna have chosen for him, took place Memorial Day weekend. Anna said the process to adopt a special needs child from the Eastern Europe location is fairly quick but explaining to family and friends has been somewhat overwhelming. She talks in detail about the trials of adopting a special needs child and the struggles she and Jerad have endured in explaining to friends and family about their decision to adopt a child with Down Syndrome on her blog at homeonthekansasrange. blogspot.com. Also, raising the $25,000 dollars to complete the process has been humbling.

“We’ve done a little bit of everything,” Anna said. She and Jerad have sent out newsletters asking for support. They’ve raised money through giving away donated items, like blankets, hats and toys. Their oldest daughter set up a lemonade stand. Businesses in Hillsboro participated in a change drive, and Terri hosted a garage sale a few weeks ago in the Baker Building in Cherokee. Each event has brought them a little closer to their goal. As of last week, they lacked about $6,000. The last fundraiser, hopefully, took place last week. “Somebody donated a 42-inch

TV,” Anna said. Tickets were sold for a chance to win the television, and the winner was announced Friday at the Hillsboro High School football game. Even if the total amount is not raised, Jerad and Anna still can pick Blake up soon. “We can fundraise up until we land back in the U.S.,” Anna said. They are so close to their goal that the State Department of Adoption is ready to begin the paperwork for legal adoption. “We are waiting for an appointment date,” Anna said. “Then we will have a court date where he legally will become ours.”

They will travel abroad for about two weeks and then return home during a 10-day waiting period. “Then my mom and I will go back,” Anna said. “It’s about a five-week trip total.” During the final visit, Anna will be able to hold their baby boy in her arms and bring him home. “He will be 2 on Nov. 1,” she said. “One of my wishes is that we’ll get to spend his birthday with him. Everybody’s pretty excited to have a little boy.” Donations to help “Bring Blake Home” can be made through Reece’s Rainbow. A link is provided on Anna’s blog page.

SARAH PENLAND accepts Main Street’s Building Improvement Award on behalf of Lariat-Chaparral at the Main Street Annual Meeting on Sept. 20.


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Lifestyles

Carmen Library offers movies for youth

Smart move ...

By MARGARET GOSS

DELIVERING a new bookcase to the Cherokee Elementary Media Center are (from left) Tim James, Zach James, Grant DeWitt, Derek Richmond and Rick Brown. The students constructed the shelf in Brown’s wood shop class. Individuals and businesses in town donated materials and money to make the bookcase.

Clark’s annual barn party set

Magees hold annual picnic

Each year the Clark family gathers at the family farm for a Barn Party. Saturday, Oct. 1 around 7 p.m. they will have their usual "Singin' in the Barn." Directions to the farm, go north of Cherokee 3 miles to Highway 11 then east on Highway 11 for 10 miles. Just a half mile shy of the Artesian Well. At that corner there's a sign about the Great Salt Plains Wildlife Refuge, turn north at this sign, on to a sandy road for 1/4 mile. You will see a cattle guard on the left, enter over the cattle guard and

The descendants of Nels and Nona Magee came from far and wide to attend their Annual Picnic at the Carmen Park on Saturday, Sept. 17. Everyone enjoyed the good food and visiting. Those present were Rosemary Magee, Carmen; Sean, Stacy, Brianna, Megan and Maddie Magee, Regan Crum, Jadyn Crum, Jack N. Magee, all of Mulvane, Kan.; Merl and Ramona Burkhart, Alan and Lana Burkhart of Freedom; Pamela Magee, Steve and Irala Magee, all of Edmond; Susan Barney, Jocelyn Richards, Jorey Bardin, Lauren Burkhart, Marcia McCallister, all of Enid; Janice Chapman, Farmington, Ark.; and Ryan, Angela, Andrew and Ezra Shelton of Ponca City.

follow a two track trail northwest. Just a little piece up that trail you'll see the house and barn.

Manor will host luau Oct. 1 Cherokee Manor invites the family and friends of residents to a "Blue Lagoon Beach Party Luau," Saturday, Oct. 1. Tropical beverages will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by the luau buffet at 6 p.m. Grilled pineapple appetizers will be served with the drinks.

Jan and Bobbie Jewell along with Mike and Darenda McCarty would like to thank everyone that blessed our children, Chace and Melissa, with such a wonderful shower of gift giving and hosting. We are so blessed to live in such a special community with so many caring people. Thank you once again, Jan, Bobbie, Mike and Darenda

Wheatheart Menu Menu is subject to change. Monday, Oct. 3 - Liver & onions, mashed potatoes with gravy, zucchini & tomatoes, whole wheat roll, chilled pears. Tuesday, Oct. 4 - Beef macaroni casserole, mixed vegetables, tossed salad with tomatoes, cornbread, baker’s choice dessert. Wednesday, Oct. 5 - Chicken salad, English pea cheese salad, carrot raisin salad, crackers, red Jello poke cake. Thursday, Oct. 6 - Western sandwich, cucumber, tomato, onion salad, baked beans, chocolate chip cookie. Friday, Oct. 7 - Closed. For reservation, call 580596-2792 Cherokee, or 580-8523248 Helena, by noon the day before.

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Carmen Correspondent CARMEN – Carmen Library Board met Oct. 26. President Mary Green called the meeting to order. The policy of the Carmen Library was revised and approved. They also reviewed the report presented by librarian, Loreta Green. FOLIO president Theobelle Collins announced the Town Board had determined rental of $10 for the meeting room to local residents. The room has a sink, refrigerator, chairs and tables. Rental is handled by the city clerk. Children are welcome to watch movies after school on Friday afternoons. Youth are invited to participate. Refreshments will be served. The Library Board will also sponsor a Halloween Ghostly Ghoul Time at 7 p.m. Oct. 25. There will be ghost stories, games, refreshments, and fun for adults. Costumes will be optional. CHAMBER NEWS Carmen Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Oct. 3 at the bank. Guest speaker will be Jan Williams, founder and co-owner of Jan’s Pickles. If you would like to reserve a meal, contact Marcia Brown at 9872368. HERE AND THERE Rosie Magee hosted her sister, Gracie Clover of Denver and her daughter, Becky of Littletown, Colo. last weekend. Steve, Irla and Pamela Magee

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This year's luau menu will feature Thai dishes including curry chicken satay skewers, cashew chicken, Thai cucumber salad, crunchy Thai cashew salad, and Thai heavenly pineapple fried rice. Please come and join the residents in the fun.

of Edmond and Angela, Andrew and Ezra Shelton of Ponca City also spent Sunday with Rosie. Darole Mott of Tulsa has been here helping with wheat planting. Dennis and Joyce Delano of Luther were here over the weekend. Marcia and Robert Brown met family at the Fairview Threshing Bee last weekend. Attending were Megan, Wade and Hayden Hutcherson, Adam and Tara Brown and family, Nancy and Jim Oldham, and

Ginna Kate, Troy, and Jade Hulett. Dale and Sharon Ross and Bob and Margaret Goss attended the PBR at the State Fair last weekend. Featured performers were the Oak Ridge Boys. Happy birthday Happy birthday to Adam Brown, Karolyn Bruner, Glenn Schlarb, Maricarol Wilson, Shaena Curry, Earlene Moser, Steve Magee, Kevin Means, Charles O’Neil, Duane Beecher, Alan Dolasinski and Sharon Knoll.

Burlington Educational Foundation

RENEW

Open House and Donor Recognition

Monday, Oct. 3 6-7 P.M. Burlington School Little Gym In conjunction with Junior Class fundraiser meal before the Junior/Senior Play. Everyone Welcome!

Byron School~1924-1951 Byron-Driftwood School~1952-1968 10:00 a.m. til ? Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Burlington Little Gym (behind Burlington School)

Noon Meal $12 per person Followed by a short business meeting RSVP to Betty Ragains, P.O. Box 73, Burlington, OK 73722 Honoring the Classes of 1941, 1951, 1961


Cherokee, Okla. • Messenger & Republican • Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 • Page 7

Aline hosts Fall Fair October 7-8 Friends of the Aline community are set to provide the Fall Fair "That's America To Me" beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. There will be the anvil shoot, homemade ice cream, concession stand available all evening and entertainment with the "Roughcutts" from Waynoka. Exhibit room for booth setup is open from 1 - 6 p.m. Friday. Booths include grains, fresh vegetables, watermelon or cantalope, flowers, canned vegetables, fresh and canned fruits, pickles, jellies, baked goods, including pies and cakes, needle work knitted and crocheted, decorated pillows, embroidery, sewing, quilts and quilt blocks. Judging will be at 8 a.m. on Saturday. October 8 begins with breakfast served by the Junior Class at 8 a.m. Entries for line up of the parade begin at 9 a.m. at the west door of the high school. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Grand Marshals are Delmer and Barbara Bowman. Cash prizes will be awarded for best children's costume, unusual pet and decorated bike or tricycle. Other events include the motorcycle OUT BACK Toy and Poker Run, with an auction of a motorcycle. There will be free soup at 11:30 a.m., free moon walk and slide for the children, races, and games including a coin search, egg toss, nail driving and skillet throwing. Horse shoes and rope making will be available all afternoon. At 2 p.m. there will be a tractor pull and bingo will begin at 3 p.m. The cake walk will start at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come join in the festivities.

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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Funerals

Glendale Clark ENID – Funeral services for Glendale Clark were at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at Enid First Assembly of God Church. Pastors Dan Barrick and Mel Masengale officiated. Interment followed in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home. Glendale was born to Glen Laverne and Ruby Opal (Roberts) Clark on Feb. 16, 1936, at the family home in Buffalo, Okla. He passed away at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center in Enid Sept. 22, 2011, at 75 years of age. Glendale graduated from Cherokee High School Class of 1955 then attended Tonkawa College for two years. He proudly served in the United States Army until he was honorably discharged in 1959. For over 35 years, he worked in oil fields and was also a custom harvester for 19 years. On Feb. 4, 1961, he married LyCindia Ann Corr and spent the next 50 years by her side. They settled in Drummond, Okla. in 1966 and raised their two children. They moved to Dallas, Texas in 1992 only to return to Enid in 2002 where they remained until his death.

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.

STEAMWAY OF ALVA Glendale was a member of the Enid First Assembly of God Church, Enid Moose Lodge and the Ames VFW Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Opal DeFever; two infant sisters and one brother, AJ Clark. Glendale is survived by his wife, LyCindia of Enid; son, Douglas Grant Clark of Tucson, Ariz.; daughter, Stacey Lyne Farney and husband, Daniel and their daughter, Remington Lyne Farney, all of Burlington, Okla.; sister, Wanda Burr and husband, Paul of Taloga, Okla. and brother, Earl Ray Clark and wife, Kathy of Woodward, Okla. Also surviving is granddaughter, Kandice Lyne Moody and her sons, Cameron John Clark Doffer and Scott Daniel Doffer, all of Enid; and granddaughter, Kelcie LeAnn Moody and fiancé, Jeremy Judd of Alva, Okla. Glendale leaves behind several nephews and nieces as well as other relatives and friends. He will always be remembered as “Uncle Poo-Dad”. Memorials can be made in Glendale’s name through the funeral home to the Ames VFW or Drummond Fire Department. Condolences may be given online at www.enidwecare.com. [paid]

Robert S. Johnson GOLTRY – Service for Robert (Bob) S. Johnson was at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept., 23, 2011, at Timberlake Auditorium in Helena. Dr. Rockford Johnson and Rev. Dean Holt officiated. Burial followed at Karoma Cemetery east of Goltry with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Helena. He was born Feb. 11, 1930, to Lula and Roy Luscombe at the edge of a pasture draw just south of Goltry known as the Home Place and died at his home in Goltry Sept. 20, 2011. He was raised by his grandparents, David and Cora Johnson. H e m a r r i e d Ve r l a J a n e Schmidt of Goltry Feb. 23, 1952. He was a farmer. He was Goltry city manager. He is survived by his wife, Verla; children, Kim Johnson of Helena; Rockford Johnson of Chickasha; Tammy Johnson of Helena; and Jody Johnson of Lawrence, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by Wayne and Don Parker, his halfbrothers. Memorials may be given to the Bob Johnson Christmas Blessing Fund through the funeral home. www.lanmanmemorials.com

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AMORITA CHURCHES Amorita Community Pastor: Guy Phillip Harris Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m. Prairie Valley United Methodist Pastor: Mary Irby Morning Worship: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. GOLTRY CHURCHES St. Michael’s Catholic Church

Pastor: Father Larry Kowalski Sun. Morning Mass: 7:30 a.m. Except for Special Occasions Community Bible Church Pastor: Bryan Baldwin Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship: 6 p.m. Wed. Bible Study: 7:00 p.m. First Congregational Church Pastor: Jane Ho Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.

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11:30 am Lunch $6.00 Crafts ~ Food Booths White Elephants

Quilt Drawing 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $1 for one or 6 for $5.00

Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. Family Meal: 1st Sunday, Noon Ladies Aid:1st Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Last Sunday: Holy Communion New Covenant Fellowship Pastor: Dale Cummins Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship: 6:00 p.m. Wed. Yth Grp, Bible Study: 7 p.m. Pleasant View Mennonite Pastors: Dennis Koehn, Randy Schmidt, & Patrick Koehn Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship: 7:30 p.m. Ladies Aid: 1st & 3rd Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Chiefs escape Garber trap, host No. 4 Seiling Friday By STEVE BOOHER Messenger & Republican Staff GARBER – Coach Bryce Schanbacher didn't mince his words in describing Cherokee's slim 26-24 victory over the Garber Wolverines last Friday. "It was the ugliest game I've ever seen," said the Chiefs' mentor. Cherokee fumbled five times, losing four of the bouncing balls, and were whistled for 15 penalties for 110 yards. The Wolverines had only one turnover – a pass interception – but did lose 88 yards on 14 penalties. "It was a lot closer game than it should have been," said Schanbacher. "Fumbles were a big part of it. We ran the ball well and if we hadn't fumbled we could have run for more." Cherokee also lost four fumbles in a District B-1 loss at Laverne earlier this season. "I hope we can get it straightened out. We're not protecting the ball; we're careless with it. It's (ball protection) got to be something all of our ball carriers have to be aware of every time they carry the ball." Henry Washington had an outstanding offensive performance in the game – 270 yards rushing on 20 carries, while scoring three times – but he also fumbled away the ball three times. CHIEFS SURVIVE CLOSE CALL It took a stout defensive stand in the waning minutes of the game to preserve the win. Garber had just hit paydirt on a 24-yard TD pass and picked up two points on a conversion run to make it 26-24. With about three minutes left to play, the Wolverines successfully recovered an onside kick at Cherokee's 49-yard line.

The Wolverines moved the ball inside the Chiefs 30-yard line and faced a fourth down to keep alive their comeback drive. Quarterback Jordan Abants launched a pass to the end zone, but it was dropped by the receiver. Cherokee took over and ran out the clock. The Chiefs are now 2-1 in district play and 3-1 overall. WASHINGTON DELIVERS The Chiefs scored early at Garber, with quarterback Henry Washington ripping off a 73yard touchdown run. However, the extra point run failed, leaving the Chiefs on top, 6-0. Garber answered with a 73yard TD run by their signal caller, Abants, but failed on the conversion try, leaving the score knotted at 6-all. Later in the opening quarter, Washington slipped across the goal line on a 3-yard run to put Cherokee back on top, 12-6. The run for two extra points fell short. As halftime approached, the Chiefs put together a rare (for this contest) sustained march not interrupted by fumbles or penalties. As the half ended, Tanner Bowman ran in from six yards out for a touchdown that gave Cherokee an 18-6 lead. A 21-yard TD third quarter pass pulled Garber to within four points, 18-14, following a successful conversion run. Cherokee's lead narrowed to only two points – 18-16 – later in the quarter when Garber tackled the Chiefs in the end zone for a two-point safety. PRESSURE? WHAT PRESSURE? With the pressure on, Cherokee responded positively. Washington ripped off a 48-yard TD run and Bowman ran in what proved to be the difference be-

tween a win and overtime – the two extra points needed to extend the Chiefs' lead to 10 points, 26-16. When Garber posted its final touchdown and added a twopoint conversion, the importance of Bowman's conversion run became obvious. If Cherokee is to pick up another District B-1 win this Friday at Chief Stadium, it will take a cleaner effort than exhibited at Garber. "WE CAN'T PLAY THAT WAY AND WIN" – SCHANBACHER "We can't play that way (fumbles and penalties) this week and have a chance to win," said Schanbacher of the Andy Claborn coached Seiling Wildcats. It will be a battle of two of the best in Class B. Seiling is ranked No. 9 by The Oklahoman and the Chiefs are pegged at No. 8. Coaches Aid has Seiling at No. 4 and doesn't have the Chiefs in the Top Ten. "Seiling is big on the offensive and defensive lines," Schanbacher said. "They're physical and they'll come up and hit you." He said the Wildcats have a good athlete at quarterback and the senior runs well. Schanbacher calls Seiling tailback Buster Horn "one of the toughest I've seen in a while. He's not real big, but he runs strong. They're a running team and they like to pound it up the middle behind that big line." He said Seiling will also mix things up by trying to get outside the defense and run quarterback traps. "We'll have to plug up the middle and be good tacklers this week," said Schanbacher for his keys to a victory. "We'll

Gayle Stout due induction into UCO’s Athletic Hall of Fame EDMOND – Gayle Stout, a Cherokee High School basketball standout, who went on to become a two-year star for the then-Central State Bronchos in the early 1980s, will be inducted into UCO's Athletic Hall of Fame during a banquet Friday. Stout led the Bronchos to 48 wins during her two years at the university and ranks among the school's career leaders in points (10th with 1,004), field goals made (6th with 427) and field goals attempted (4th with 968). She averaged 16.9 points a game as a junior in 1981-82, setting single-season school records for field goals made (256) and attempted (549), as UCO went 25-10 and made it to the AIAW national quarterfinals before losing to eventual champion Francis Marion. Stout averaged 12.2 points per contest the following season for Central State Coach John Keely. She helped lead Central State’s Bronchos to a 23-11 record and the NAIA District 9 finals. Although she played only two years at UCO, graduating in 1983, at one time Stout held the school's single game scoring (34.0 points) and single season scoring (590 points) records. Stout played for her father –

legendary Cherokee and Alfalfa County Coach Loyd Stout – during her high school career. Loyd and Martha Stout are residents of Cherokee. Prior to joining the Bronchos, Stout played two years for the Northern Oklahoma College Mavericks at Tonkawa. Stout will join five others entering the Hall during UCO's homecoming weekend. They include: •Wrestling All-Americans Jeff Robinett and Kent Taylor;

•Football great Johnny Luter; •Golfer Dustin York; •Softball standout Rhonda Lawson; •Coach Gerry Pinkston; and •Former Central State baseball-basketball athlete, and long-time coach and football official Don Brown. The induction of eight new athletes and coaches brings to 97 the number of members included in the UCO Athletic Hall of Fame.

have to get them in third down situations so we can get them off the field." Game time is 7:30 p.m. CHEROKEE 26, GARBER 24 Score by Quarter Cherokee 12 6 0 8 –26 Garber 6 0 8 10 –24 The Yardstick Cherokee Garber 14 First Downs 23 41-347 Rush Att.-Yds. 38-246 41 Yds. Passing 138 2-3 Passes Comp.-Att. 11-28

Passes Int. By 0 Punts-Ave. Yds. 4-29 Fumbles-Lost 0 Penalties-Yds. 14-88 Individual Statistics Rushing: Washington 20-270, 3 TDs; Bowman 13-51, 1 TD Passing: Washington 2-3 for 41 yards Receiving: Josh Argraves 1-36, Derek Richmond 1-5 Tackles: Richmond 20, Landon Schanbacher 19, Michael Lucas 10, Alex Castro 9 Pass Interceptions: Richmond 1 Sacks: Lucas 1 1/2, Alex York 1/2

Rangers to crown queen Saturday ALVA – Northwestern Oklahoma State University has announced the two king and three queen candidates who are running for the titles of Ranger King and Ranger Queen, to be announced Saturday during halftime of the Ranger homecoming game. Queen candidates include a Helena junior – Calli Crissup – and a Byron sophomore – Whitney Grover. Crissup is a mass communi-

cation major and is sponsored by the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. She is a member of NSA, the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association and Alpha Sigma Alpha. Crissup is the daughter of Jeff and Debbie Crissup.  Grover is studying psychology and computer science.  She is sponsored by the Spanish Club, where she also serves as a member. Grover enjoys Latin dance, acting, singing and bowling. She is the daughter of Bar-

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Scoring Summary Cherokee: Washington 73 run (Run failed) Garber: Abants 73 run (Pass failed) Cherokee: Washington 3 run (Run failed) Cherokee: Bowman 6 run (Run failed) Garber: Harmon 21 pass from Abants (Run good) Garber: Safety Cherokee: Washington 48 run (Bowman run) Garber: Smith 24 pass from Abants (Abants run)

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CHEROKEE CHIEFS FOOTBALL 2011

Cherokee Chiefs 2011 Football roster

CHEROKEE CHIEFS VS. SEILING WILDCATS

7:30 PM Fri., Sept. 30 - CHIEF STADIUM

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

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

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Tigers maul Waukomis, 46-0; face C-D Friday in key district tilt Timberlake dominates Chieftains By STEVE BOOHER Messenger & Republican Staff HELENA – Thanks to Timberlake's quick-strike offense – particularly following Waukomis turnovers – the Tigers needed only one quarter of play to run-rule the Chieftains here last Friday, 46-0. But the rules guarantee two quarters of football before games can be called due to the 45-point mercy rule. So Timberlake Coach Brian Severin brought out his offensive reserves for the entire second stanza and played his defensive starters to preserve the shutout and the Tigers picked up their first District C-3 victory of the season. "It was a new record," said Severin. "We scored 40 in the first quarter against Coyle a couple of years ago. We'll probably never score that many points in one quarter again." While the early big lead gave some inexperienced Timberlake players an opportunity to see action, Severin said the lopsided win didn't do much to prepare his starters for this week's showing with the CovingtonDouglas Wildcats. "Covington-Douglas beat a ranked and undefeated Tipton team (14-12) on the road at Tipton last week," explained Severin, "so they can play a little bit." Tongue-in-cheek, Severin said, "We ought to be fresh and ready to go this week, I hope." TOP TEN BATTLE FRIDAY The Tigers, 1-0 in the district and 3-0 overall, are ranked third in Class C this week by The Oklahoman and CoachesAid.com. Covington-Douglas is also 1-0 in C-3 and 4-0 overall. The Wildcats are ranked fifth by The Oklahoman and fourth by CoachesAid. "They (C-D) graduated a lot of players, but they've been able to just fill in (the holes)," Severin said. "They've got a good quarterback, a tailback with good size and an offensive line with good size." The Wildcats operate out of the I-formation on offense and like to run the ball more than throw it, according to the Timberlake mentor. Defensively, C-D likes to run a 5-1, cheating the linebackers toward the line of scrimmage in order to stop most team's running game. That could play into the Tigers' offensive scheme, considering they like to run a "hurry-up" offense and prefer the passing game to the run game. "Playing on the road is tough," said Severin, "but we were challenged at (Sharon-) Mutual and we played well. The boys are ready for a ball game to see how really good they are. Turnovers will probably be key to the outcome of the game." Timberlake goes into the game healthy and may finally have senior Sage Powers back in the lineup. Powers tore his ACL during the spring baseball season, but appears to be ready to get on the field this week. "He played center last year," said Severin, "but with Brock (Buller) doing a good job there, we may move him to guard on offense. "He's a good defensive end and that could allow us to move some people around, give us some depth, and should make us a little bit better." NEAR PERFECTION Timberlake couldn't have been much better against Waukomis. The Tigers took the opening kickoff and scored in five plays. It was the longest (65 yards) drive of the night the TD came via a 13-yard pass from Coy Troutt to Mitchell Ballard with 10:45 to play in the opening quarter. Ballard intercepted a Waukomis pass on the Chieftains' first possession and Troutt scored on an 11-yard run on first down with 9:06 on the clock. Troutt struck again when he intercepted a pass and ran it all the way back to the Wau-

TIMBERLAKE’S Homecoming court included (from left) attendant Adriene Phillips, escort Mitchell Ballard, Queen Ashton Blewett, King Coy Troutt, attendant Jessica Thorp,

MITCHELL BALLARD snares a 13-yard pass from quarterback Coy Troutt in the corner of the end zone for Timberlake’s first points of the game against Waukomis.

and escort Casey Carson. Standing in front are crown bearer Colton Kirkham and flower girl Bethany Fesmire.

STETSON BULLER leaves a Waukomis defender in the dust on his way to a 64-yard touchdown run against the Chieftains. He rushed for 76 yards on only two carries.

Class B, C Football Rankings THE OKLAHOMAN CLASS B 1. Caddo (1), 4-0 2. Davenport (3), 4-0 3. Laverne (4), 4-0 4. Gans (NR), 4-0 5. Kiefer (5), 3-1 6. Fox (6), 3-1 7. Dewar (7), 2-2 8. Cherokee (8), 3-1 9. Seiling (9), 4-0 10. Wetumka (2), 3-1 CLASS C 1. Deer Creek-Lamont (1), 4-0 2. Shattuck (2), 4-0 3. Timberlake (3), 3-0 4. Tipton (5), 4-0 5. Covington-Douglas (6), 4-0 6. Tipton (4), 3-1 7. Coyle (8), 4-0 8. Forgan (7), 2-2 9. Ryan (9), 2-2 10. Sharon-Mutual (NR), 2-2

District C-3 Standings

PF 228 190 124 142 100 34 86 32

PA 40 30 50 44 174 163 191 180

TIMBERLAKE 46, WAUKOMIS 0 Score by Quarter Timberlake 46 0 x x –46 Waukomis 0 0 0 0 –0 The Yardstick Timberlake Waukomis 10 First Downs 2 120 Yds. Rushing 5 143 Yds. Passing 0 6-8 Passes Comp.-Att. 0-11 2 Passes Int. By 0 0-00 Punts-Ave. Yds. 3-34 0 Fumbles Lost 2 3-25 Penalties-Yds. 1-5 Individual Statistics Rushing: Stetson Buller 2-76, 1 TD; Troutt 4-52, 2 TDs Passing: Troutt 5-7 for 110 yards, Braden Seaman 1-2 for 33 yards Receiving: Stetson Buller 2-34, Campbell 1-27, Jacob Henderson 1-36, Ballard 2-41 Tackles: Stetson Buller 10, Campbell 8, Carson 8 Pass Interceptions: Ballard 1, Troutt 1 Fumble Recoveries: Carson 1, Brock Buller 1 Scoring Summary Timberlake: Ballard 13 pass from Troutt (Troutt run) Timberlake: Troutt 11 run (Run failed) Timberlake: Campbell 6 run (Run failed) Timberlake: Troutt 29 run (Ballard kick Timberlake: Campbell 2 run (Stetson Buller kick) Timberlake: Brock Buller fumble recovery in end zone (Kick failed) Timberlake: Stetson Buller 64 run (Kick failed)

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COACHES AID CLASS B 1. Davenport (2), 4-0 2. Caddo (3), 4-0 3. Laverne (4), 4-0 4. Seiling (5), 4-0 5. Kiefer (6), 3-1 6. Dewar (7), 2-2 7. Welch (8), 4-1 8. Gans (NR), 4-0 9. Fox (9), 3-1 10. Wetumka (1), 3-1 CLASS C 1. Deer Creek-Lamont (1), 4-0 2. Shattuck (2), 4-0 3. Timberlake (3), 3-0 4. Covington-Douglas (4), 4-0 5. Tipton (5), 3-1 6. Temple (6), 4-0 7. Sharon-Mutual (7), 2-2 8. Coyle (8), 4-0 9. Ryan (9), 2-2 10. Forgan (10), 2-2

DISTRICT C-3 School Dist All DC-Lamont (+45) 3-0 4-0 Coyle (+30) 2-0 4-0 Cov-Douglas (+15) 1-0 4-0 Timberlake (+15) 1-0 3-0 Medford (-15) 1-2 1-3 SW Covenant (-16) 1-2 1-3 Carney (-30) 0-2 1-3 Waukomis (-44) 0-3 0-4

komis six. On first down, Logan Campbell bulled his way in for the score with 8:05 left in the quarter. Forcing a Waukomis punt, the Tigers used a rarity in this contest – a five-play, 63-yard march – to score with 4:55 on the clock. Troutt got the TD on a 29-yard jaunt to make it 27-0 following a successful extra point kick by Ballard. End Casey Carson recovered a fumble on the Chieftains next possession. Two plays later – with 2:45 left in the quarter – Campbell scored on a 2-yard run. Stetson Buller kicked the extra point and Timberlake led 34-0. Carson caused a fumble on Waukomis’ next offensive possession and Brock Buller recovered the ball in the Chieftain's end zone for a touchdown to make it 40-0 with 1:47 left in the quarter. Still unable to move the ball, Waukomis punted. Stetson Buller promptly went 64 yards on first down and the score was 46-0 with 26 seconds still on the clock in the first quarter. To say the Tigers were dominant would be an understatement. Timberlake gave up only two first downs in the contest and the Chieftains managed only five yards on offense. If the Tigers are half as potent offensively and half as strong defensively at Covington Friday, they'll keep their unblemished record and set up a battle with unbeaten Coyle next week.

WRESTLED to the ground Friday night by a Waukomis defender following a short run is Timberlake freshman Layne Flemming. Because of Timberlake’s first quarter lead of 45-0, several Tiger reserves got the opportunity to pick up valuable game experience. This week, Timberlake travels to Covington to take on the Wildcats in battle of two Top Ten Class C ball clubs.

CLASS B Summit Christian 34, Agra 26 Allen 36, Weleetka 22 Cyril 20, Bowlegs 18 Caddo 46, Cave Springs 0 Laverne 55, Canton 6 Fox 45, Central Marlow 0 Cherokee 26, Garber 24 Depew 62, Copan 18 Davenport 64, Alex 22 Dewar 56, Canadian 6 Keota 44, Victory Life 12 Merritt 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 8 Oaks 58, Watts 8 Paoli 54, Okla. Christian Aca. 12 Pond Creek-H. 52, Geary 26 Seiling 34, Ringwood 14 Macomb 3, Sasakwa 0 Kiefer 46, South Coffeyville 0 Welch 58, Wesleyan Chr. 13 Gans 52, Wetumka 22 CLASS C Balko 54, Goodwell 6 Arkoma 44, Bluejacket 18 Sharon-Mututal 51, Buffalo 6 OSD 49, Carney 22 Webbers Falls 82, Claremore Christian 0 Corn Bible 46, Grandfield 14 Covington-Douglas 14, Tipton 12 Coyle 54, SW Covenant 0 Mt. View-Gotebo 70, Duke 40 Shattuck 26, Forgan 0 DCLA 46, Medford 0 Midway 42, Prue 0 Boise City 64, Rolla, Kan. 14 Ryan 56, Thackerville 7 Temple 54, Cement 8 Tyrone 46, Waynoka 12 Timberlake 46, Waukomis 0


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CHEROKEE fourth-grader Dylan Caywood stretches to reach a land marker to claim his plot of land in Friday’s mock land run at Cherokee Elementary School. Fourthgraders dressed in pioneer clothing for the special day celebrating the 1893 opening of the Cherokee Strip. Some students made the run in covered wagons, while others carried stick horses. Many made the run on foot. Following the run, students visited the “land office” to claim their homesteads. Each received a certificate of authentication verifying their claims. Students ate a lunch of beans and cornbread out of pie pans and washed it down with a tin can full of “belly wash.”

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ALFALFA COUNTY 4-H members attend Wentz Camp July 19-21 in Ponca City. Twenty-one campers attended various workshops conducted by their peers, enjoyed swimming, slushies and popcorn. The annual activity of rocket building and launching proved once again to be a popular project for everyone.

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Burlington 4-H gets great start

BURLINGTON 4-H officers include (from left) Drake Peffly, reporter; Jaden Allen, songgame Leader; Jacobi Cox, president; Bayli Hyde, vice president; Destiny Peffly, secretary; and Kelsi Smith, student council representative.

BURLINGTON – 4-H members are ready for a great year. Members recently competed in the Alfalfa County Free Fair in Cherokee. The 4-H Senior Team of Jonathon Armbruster, Justin George, Bayli Hyde and Tanner Rieger won first place in Team Livestock Judging. Seven members competed in the Oklahoma State Fair in Oklahoma City. The top five entries are on display at the state fair. Burlington 4-H winners are Abbie Newman and Sarah

School board appoints temporary minutes clerk BURLINGTON – Burlington Board of Education members met for a regular monthly meeting at 8 p.m. Sept. 19 in the superintendent’s office. Members present were Terry Graham, Beth Guffy, James Maltbie, Roger Allen and Allison Armbruster. Others present were Superintendent Glen Elliott, Assistant Principal Aaron Randall, Couselor Stephanie Marteney and temporary Minutes Clerk Judy Elliott. No guests were present. A motion was made by Allen and seconded by Maltbie to approve the agenda as part of the minutes. A motion was made by Beth Guffy and seconded by Armbruster to approve Elliott as temporary minutes clerk. A motion was made by Guffy and seconded by Armbruster to waive reading and approve the minutes from the regular meetings of Aug. 15. Maltbie motioned and Arm-

bruster seconded to waive reading and approve the minutes of the special Sept. 1 meeting. Marteney presented and discussed the 2010-11 ACT, OCCT and EOI test results and discussed preliminary API scores with no action needed. Allen motioned and Maltbie seconded to approve the updates on the gifted and talented program. Guffy motioned and Armbruster seconded to continue participation in the Oklahoma Public Schools Unemployment Compensation Account. A motion was made by Allen and seconded by Armbruster to certify the election results. A motion was made by Guffy and seconded by Maltbie to approve the encumbrances, change orders and warrants. A motion was made by Armbruster and seconded by Maltbie to approve the August Ac-

tivity Fund Report. Maltbie motioned and Armbruster seconded to approve internal activities committee for 2011-12. Committee members are Travis Bradshaw, Aaron Randall, Randy Turney, Kirsten Pruitt and Ragina Knedler. Selling season tickets, issuance of senior citizens passes and setting gate prices for the 2011-12 basketball season was approved. Members approved the 2011-12 estimate of needs to be sent to the excise board for certification and Elliott as designee to review results of national criminal history record check. Allen motioned and Maltbie seconded to approve the FR3 expenditure-revenue as of June 30, 2011. Elliott’s superintendent’s report included the OSSBA/ CCOSA conference; the school

Hoffman awarded freshman scholarship to Northwestern ALVA – Delissa Hoffman, a recent Burlington High School graduate, has been awarded the Freshman Academic Scholarship to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University for the 2011-12 academic year. The award requires recipi-

ents to have an ACT score of 2125 and a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Hoffman also will receive a participation scholarship for mass communication. She will receive the Ranger Preview enrollment scholarship for at-

tending Northwestern’s Ranger Preview day. Since she was named salutatorian of her high school class, she will receive a Northwestern scholarship for this honor. She is the daughter of Russell and Lisa Hoffman of Byron.

enrollment with 50 high school and 99 grade school students (149 total); transportation each day at 127 students on the bus route; number of students; OSSBA point sheets; and OSSBA District 2 meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in Waynoka. Elliott passed out OSSBA cards. Randall’s principal’s report included an overview of the Oklahoma City State Fair results, Safe School Committee report and the upcoming school play and junior class meal on Oct. 3. There was no new business. The meeting was adjourned at 11 p.m.

Garvie, fifth paper craft; Lauren Lagos, third cantaloupe, fourth squash; Anthony Clark, first alfalfa seed; Kelli Spade eighth quilt; Destiny Peffly, third dress; Bayli Hyde, third block printing, fourth needlepoint, fifth doll, fifth heritage scrapbook, fifth postmarks and 4-H alumni display winner.

Burlington 4-H will celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 3-9. Members will celebrate by making posters, wearing green one day and having clover cookies. Members also are getting ready for the annual turkey dinner and Share the Fun. The next 4-H meeting will be in October.

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Cherokee, Okla., Messenger & Republican • Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 • Page 13

Cherokee Police Department Logs Alfalfa County Court Docket Small Claims Chaparral Village Apartments has filed for forcible entry and detainer against Coletonn Leroy Cousins, Cherokee. Chaparral Village Apartments has filed for forcible entry and detainer against Mary Joyce Pearlman, Cherokee. Marriage License Francis Xavier Furlong III and Emma Morgan Anderson, both of Enid, filed for a marriage license. Judge Loren Angle performed a marriage ceremony. Traffic Charged with inattentive driving, $211.50: James M. Brown, Enid. Charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license, $256.50: Jorge Luis Vribe-Gonzalez, Watonga. Charged with failure to carry insurance verifica-

tion, $211.50: Carlos Rodriguez-Sanchez, Pampa, Texas; Salvador Alvarado Cuadra, Enid. Charged with failure to wear seat belt, $20: Matthew H. Nichols, Enid; James Lee Cayot, Canton. Charged with failure to stop at stop sign, $211.50: Jerry Pat Lindesmith, Marlow; James Cristopher Ray Byers, Ardmore. Charged with speeding 1-10 mph over speed limit, $188.50: Salvador Alvarado Cuadra, Enid; Christopher Jordan Glass, Alva; Steven Carl Ivanoski, Edmond. Charged with speeding 11-14 mph over speed limit, $226.50: Jorge Luis Vribe-Gonzalez, Watonga. Charged with speeding 21-25 mph over speed limit, $281.50: Melissa Ann Cunningham, Alva.

Sept. 19 1:04 a.m. – Four kids walking down Grand Avenue. Caller did not know kids. 9:32 a.m. – Needs police escort to sign papers. 5:11 p.m. – Longhorns out. 9:08 p.m. – Possible drunk and drugs on their way here. Sept. 20 6:48 a.m. – Neighbor’s dog has charged them again. Been going on for months. Can something please be done. 7:05 a.m. – They leave gate open and that’s how dogs get out. 10:37 a.m. – Dog barking. 12:10 p.m. – Locked keys in pickup, and baby is in pickup. 12:15 p.m. – Got pickup opened. 3:49 p.m. – Sewer smell near NAPA. 5:14 p.m. – Manager of Chaparral Apartments wants to talk to officer about a couple at her residence. 6:45 p.m. – A lady and her grandson wanted information about Cub Scouts. Sept. 21 4:44 p.m. – Lost black puppy. Looks like a lab. Male. Eight weeks old. 8:08 p.m. – Cattle out west of Capron. Truck hit one. No injuries.

Sept. 22 9:21 a.m. – Bull pen gate is open. Should be locked. Someone is dumping trash in it and will close when finished. 10:23 a.m. – High school does not have electricity. Alarm may go off, but everything is OK. 10:24 a.m. – Main and Grand traffic lights out because electricity is out. 12:35 p.m. – Ditch has water in it. 1:51 p.m. – Police car ready to be picked up. 7:59 p.m. – Smells natural gas on 5th and Grand. 8:04 – Caller is going to set cannon off for birds. 8:06 p.m. – Small gas leak. Advised ONG. Sept. 23 11:11 a.m. – Truck driving erratically on SH 8. Nothing found. 1:21 p.m. – Wants trap for skunk. 4:20 p.m. – Wanting to speak to someone about extending payments on a ticket. 4:44 p.m. – Caller wanted to know who kids were on scanner. 6:22 p.m. – Sewer plugged up on Lot 3 of RV park. Sept. 24 8:52 a.m. – City worker unplugged sewer the night before but it is plugged up again.

Terrel named auctioneer champion in Kansas State competition HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Shawn Terrel, vice president of United Country Auction Services, has been named the 2011 Kansas State Champion Auctioneer. Sponsored by the Kansas Auctioneers Association, the contest took place Sept. 14 at the Bretz Law Arena in conjunction with the 2011 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kan.
 “We had 14 excellent competitors in the 2011 KAA competition,” said LaDonna Schoen, executive director of the KAA Board of Directors. “The KAA will be proud to have Shawn as our representative and ambassador for the year.”

 The event didn’t rate the competitors solely on their ability to

call an auction, but on a variety of other factors, including a professional interview, as well as their appearance and salesmanship ability.

 “I feel truly blessed to have the honor of representing the Kansas Auctioneers Association over the next year as the 2011 KAA State Champion Auctioneer,” said Terrel. “The state of Kansas consistently produces some of the finest auctioneers in America.”

 Terrel, originally from Carmen, is a former member of the National Auctioneers Association Board of Directors and a past president of the Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association. In 2007, Terrel was named the Oklahoma State Champion

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & ment of the separate common sources of Republican Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. 1t supply in the units covered hereby. Such BEFORE THE CORPORATION application further requests up to 365 days COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF within which to commence operations OKLAHOMA on or in connection with such initial well APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE under such plan of development. Such EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, application further states that there is curLLC rently pending before the Commission an RELIEF SOUGHT: POOLING application of Applicant to form 640-acre LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 4, drilling and spacing units in said Section 4 Township 28 North, Range 9 for the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Big LimeWest of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oswego, Cherokee and Mississippian Oklahoma separate common sources of supply. Cause CD No. 201104934 NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that NOTICE OF HEARING the application in this cause requests that STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perSandRidge Exploration and Production, sons, owners, producers, operators, LLC, or some other party recommended purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and by Applicant be designated as operator all other interested persons, particularly under the order to be entered herein of the in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the separate common sources of supply in the following: Chesapeake Exploration, LLC; units covered hereby, including the initial Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; Hyatt Trust A well and any subsequent well or wells to fbo Godfrey Family, and Bank One Trust be drilled under or otherwise covered by Company as Trustee of such trust; Hyatt Applicant’s proposed plan of development Trust B fbo Reed Family, and Bank One of such units. Trust Company as Trustee of such trust; NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this Mrs. Benjamin F. Williams; if the abovecause is set before an administrative law named individual be deceased, then the judge for hearing, taking of evidence and unknown heirs, executors, administrators, reporting to the Corporation Commission devisees, trustees and assigns, both imof Oklahoma. Notice is further given that mediate and remote, of such deceased such application may be amended at such individual; if any of the above-named parhearing in accordance with the rules of the ties that is a partnership, corporation or Commission and the laws of the State of other association be dissolved, then the Oklahoma. unknown successors, trustees and asNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this signs, both immediate and remote, of such cause will be heard before an administradissolved entity; and if any of the abovetive law judge on the Conservation Docket named parties designated as a trustee is at the Western Regional Service Office of not presently acting in such capacity as the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe trustee, then the unknown successor or Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, successors to such trustee. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 17th day of October, 2011, and that Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and this notice be published as required by law Production, LLC, has filed an application and the rules of the Commission. in this cause requesting the Corporation NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Commission of Oklahoma to enter an Applicant and interested parties may presorder pooling the interests, and adjudicatent testimony by telephone. The cost of ing the rights and equities in connection telephonic communication shall be paid by therewith, of the oil and gas owners in the the person or persons requesting its use. 640-acre drilling and spacing units to be Interested parties who wish to participate formed in Section 4, Township 28 North, by telephone shall contact Applicant or Range 9 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing Oklahoma, for the Tonkawa, Cottage date, and provide their names and teleGrove, Big Lime-Oswego, Cherokee and phone numbers. Mississippian separate common sources NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all of supply, in respect to the development of interested persons may appear and be such separate common sources of supply heard. For information concerning this in such units. The interests of the oil and action, contact John R. Reeves, attorgas owners involved herein and the rights ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two and equities in respect thereto are sought Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, herein to be pooled and adjudicated pursuOklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Teleant to 52 O.S. §87.1 within and on the basis phone: (405) 235-1110; or Luke Roberts, of the units covered hereby as a group or SandRidge Exploration and Production, unit, and not limited to a single wellbore. LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma The application in this cause states that City, OK 73102-6406, Telephone: (405) Applicant has proposed the development 429-6344. of the separate common sources of supply CORPORATION COMMISSION in the units involved herein under a plan OF OKLAHOMA of development and has proposed to comDANA. L. MURPHY, Chair mence such plan of development of such JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman units by an initial well in the lands covered BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner hereby. Such application further states DONE AND PERFORMED this 26th day that Applicant has been unable to reach of September, 2011. an agreement with the owners of drilling BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: rights named as respondents herein with PEGGY MITCHELL, respect to such proposed plan of developCommission Secretary

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Auctioneer. Over the years, Terrel has become recognized as an industry authority on conducting live Internet broadcast auctions. He has participated in well over 2,000 live auctions throughout his career and has incorporated live simulcasts of these auction events via the Internet.

 In addition to his professional auctioneer designations, Certi-

fied Auctioneers Institute, Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate, Terrel is also a licensed real estate broker in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.

 Another member of United Country placed fourth in the competition. Eric Blomquist, owner, broker and auctioneer for United Country - Mid West eServices, Inc., rounded out the top spots.

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & in and to produce hydrocarbons from the Republican Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. 1t above-named separate common sources BEFORE THE CORPORATION of supply, with such authorization and COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF permission running in favor of Applicant OKLAHOMA or some other party recommended by APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE Applicant; and (ii) establishing a proper EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, allowable for the proposed well involved LLC herein as to the separate common sources RELIEF SOUGHT: LOCATION of supply covered hereby, which allowable EXCEPTION Applicant requests be established as a full LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 17, allowable with no downward adjustment Township 29 North, Range 9 made thereto. West of the IM, Alfalfa County, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Oklahoma application in this cause requests that the Cause CD No. 201104932 order to be entered in this matter be made NOTICE OF HEARING effective as of the date of the execution STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All perthereof or as of a date prior thereto and sons, owners, producers, operators, that the authorization and permission purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and requested herein run in favor of Applicant all other interested persons, particularly or some other party recommended by in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the Applicant. following: Chesapeake Operating, Inc.; NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C.; Echo “land sections adjacent to the area within Energy Group, LLC; and if any of the the location exception” requested herein above-named parties is a dissolved partin said fractional Section 17 in the State nership, corporation or other association, of Oklahoma in regard to the subsurface then the unknown successors, trustees location tolerance areas described above and assigns, both immediate and remote, are Sections 16, 20 and 21, Township of such dissolved entity. 29 North, Range 9 West of the IM, AlNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that falfa County, Oklahoma. The other “land Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and sections” surrounding said fractional Production, LLC, has filed an application Section 17 in the State of Oklahoma are in this cause requesting the Corporation Sections 18 and 19, Township 29 North, Commission of Oklahoma to enter an Range 9 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, order, to be effective as of the date of the Oklahoma. execution thereof or as of a date prior NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this thereto, as follows: (i) authorizing and percause is set before an administrative law mitting an exception to the permitted well judge for hearing, taking of evidence and location tolerances in the “640-acre” drillreporting to the Corporation Commission of ing and spacing units formed in fractional Oklahoma. Notice is further given that the Section 17, Township 29 North, Range 9 application in this cause may be amended West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, at such hearing in accordance with the for the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Big Lime- rules of the Commission and the laws of Oswego, Cherokee and Mississippian the State 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 165 feet from the south line istrative law judge on the Conservation and 450 feet from the east line of said fracDocket at the Western Regional Service tional Section 17 to subsurface locations of Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim such well’s entry into and such well’s exit Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boufrom each of the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, levard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 Big Lime-Oswego and Cherokee separate A.M. on the 17th day of October, 2011, and common sources of supply and to a subthat this notice be published as required by surface location of such well’s entry into law and the rules of the Commission. the Mississippian common source of supNOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that ply being as follows: not closer than 165 Applicant and interested parties may presfeet from the south line and 450 feet from ent testimony by telephone. The cost of the east line of said fractional Section 17, telephonic communication shall be paid by with the first perforation in the horizontal the person or persons requesting its use. portion or lateral of the borehole of such Interested parties who wish to participate well in the Mississippian common source by telephone shall contact Applicant or of supply being as follows: not closer than Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing 330 feet from the south line and 450 feet date, and provide their names and telefrom the east line of said fractional Secphone numbers. tion 17, and with the last perforation in the NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all horizontal portion or lateral of the borehole interested persons may appear and be of such well in the Mississippian common heard. For information concerning this source of supply being as follows: not action, contact John R. Reeves, Attorcloser than 200 feet from the north line ney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two and 660 feet from the east line of said Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, fractional Section 17, and with the terminus Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Teleor end point of the horizontal portion or phone: (405) 235-1110; or Luke Roberts, lateral of the borehole of such well in the SandRidge Exploration and Production, Mississippian common source of supply LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma being as follows: not closer than 50 feet City, Oklahoma, 73102-6406, Telephone: from the north line and 660 feet from the (405) 429-6344. east line of said fractional Section 17, and CORPORATION COMMISSION with a “tolerance distance” for the aboveOF OKLAHOMA described subsurface locations, horizontal DANA L. MURPHY, Chair portion or lateral and completion interval JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman of such well being as follows: a distance BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner of not more than 100 feet in an easterly DONE AND PERFORMED this 26th day direction and in a westerly direction from of September, 2011. any such subsurface location, from any BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: point on or along such horizontal portion or PEGGY MITCHELL, lateral and from any point on or along such Commission Secretary completion interval, and to be completed

9:40 a.m. – Dog in yard again. 11:07 a.m. – Knows where dog is because she can hear it barking. Caller wanted to know if anything could be legally done when an individual locks the dog up and then leaves. 12:58 p.m. – Children were out playing when two beagles or basset hounds with collars tried attacking her cat. Caller tried scaring the dogs off, and they came after her. Dogs finally left, and she got kids and cat in house. Dogs were not her neighbors’. 1:50 p.m. – Someone spraying gas on Pennsylvania Avenue. Son-in-law got sick. Sheriff deputy could hear it and smell it. They smelled it last night as well. 6:04 p.m. – People racing on Grand.

7:20 p.m. – Needs someone to check his heart rate. 7:45 p.m. – Blue Dodge fourdoor pickup speeding around town. 7:46 p.m. – Dodge speeding around town. Sept. 25 9:31 a.m. – Someone put office chair in middle of road at 7th and Massachusetts. Caller moved it up by stop sign. 9:31 a.m. – Dogs barking loudly around canyon somewhere. Officer will check when available. 12:57 p.m. – Sewer at Lot 3 plugged again. Sept. 26 12:09 a.m. – Someone knocking on door, and caller does not know who it is. 12:10 a.m. – She knows the person.

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. 1t COUNTY commissioners september 19, 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 9:00 A.M., Sept. 16, 2011. Roach moved to approve the minutes of September 12. Murrow 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 342........Dacoma Coop..........................................$72.39....................................... Fuel 343........Dacoma Coop........................................$126.13................................ Supplies 344........Dacoma Coop........................................$103.79....................................... Fuel Current Year county clerk cash 2............Martin, Bruce..........................................$251.45.................................... Travel General Fund 238........Bank of America.......................................$21.00.................................... Travel 239........Bank of America.......................................$42.34.................................... Travel 240........Salt Plains Vet Service...........................$115.00.................................. Service 241........Fuelman.................................................$113.53....................................... Fuel 242........Carmen Farmers Coop.............................$35.50.................................. Service 243........Yoder Gas Co.........................................$408.09....................................... Fuel 244........OK Dept. of Public Safety.......................$350.00......................................Olets 245........Pitney Bowes............................................$86.00................................ Supplies 246........Dirks Copy Products...............................$127.71.........................Copier Lease 247........Cherokee Publishing Co...........................$12.25...........................Publications 248........Advanced Water Solutions - Enid.............$80.00.................................. Service 249........OK State University CLGT.......................$20.00........................... Registration 250........Hilton Garden Inn...................................$315.80........................... Registration 251........Cherokee Publishing Co.........................$141.80................................ Supplies 252........Unifirst Corporation..................................$57.21....................................Rental HIGHWAY CASH 381........United States Gypsum........................$2,008.19...................................... Rock 382........Radio Shack.............................................$49.99....................................Repair 383........Circuit Engineering Dist #8.....................$162.00..................................... Signs 384........K&K Diesel..........................................$1,065.45....................................Repair 385........Mack Trucks........................................$2,973.48....................................Repair 386........Atwoods..................................................$289.99................................ Supplies 387........Truck Pro..................................................$21.69......................................Parts 388........D&S Diesel SVC, Dba.........................$8,654.59....................................Repair 389........Pioneer Telephone...................................$38.94...................................Utilities 390........Waco Inc................................................$174.69................................ Supplies 391........Safety Kleen Corp..................................$435.08......................................Parts 392........Waco Inc..................................................$13.97................................ Supplies 393........Southwest Truck Parts Inc........................$35.57....................................Repair 394........ONG.........................................................$84.10...................................Utilities 395........OK Dept. of Transportation................$27,152.15.................. Lease/Purchases 396........Yellowhouse Machinery Co...............$17,437.00....................................Repair SALES TAX - HEALTH 69..........AT&T........................................................$78.67...................................Utilities 70..........Pioneer Enid Cellular................................$86.80...................................Utilities 71..........Pioneer Telephone...................................$50.00...................................Utilities 72..........Dacoma Coop........................................$159.96....................................... Fuel 73..........Dacoma Coop........................................$375.41................................ Supplies 74..........Pioneer Telephone...................................$50.00...................................Utilities 75..........Chief Supply...........................................$499.10............................. Equipment 76..........Chief Fire & Safety.................................$455.00............................. Equipment 77..........Moore Medical Corp...............................$578.79................................ Supplies SHERIFF REVOLVING CASH 18..........Dish Network............................................$67.99...................................Utilities TREASURER CASH 2............Rogers Lumber, T H...............................$303.71................................ Supplies Roach moved to approve the blanket purchase orders. Walker seconded. All voted aye. Walker moved to approve the programming resolutions for Dist #3 on projects CB02-3 (01) 12; CB02-3 (02) 12; CB02-3 (03) 12; CB02-3 (04) 12. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve the programming resolutions for Dist #2 on projects CB02-2 (05) 12; CB02-2 (06) 12; CB02-2 (07) 12. Walker seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve the programming resolutions for Dist #1 CB02-1 (08) 12; CB02-1 (09) 12; CB02-1 (10) 12; CB02-1 (11) 12. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Walker moved to approve 1 road crossing permit for Select Energy in Dist #1. Murrow seconded. All voted aye. Walker moved to approve 1 road crossing permit for AEC in Dist #1. Murrow seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve 1 road crossing permit for SandRidge in Dist #1. Walker seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve 2 road crossing permits for SandRidge in Dist #3. Walker seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve 2 road crossing permits for Crescent Services in Dist #2 and 1 in Dist #1. Walker seconded. All voted aye. Walker moved to approve 2 road crossing permits for SandRidge in Dist #1. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to approve 3 road crossing permits for Chesapeake in Dist #2. Walker seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve a private property access easement on the NE/4 of Section 11, Township 28, Range 9. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve a private property access easement on the NE/4 of Section 19, Township 29, Range 9, Walker seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to approve a private property access easement on the SW/4 of Section 17, Township 28, Range 10. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Roach moved to authorize the county clerk to advertise for bids for asphalt millings. Murrow seconded. All voted aye. Carole Grover was back in to discuss truck traffic on the Byron Blacktop in Dist #1. She said that her foundation has cracked and dishes rattle in her cupboard. She had visited with Governor Mary Fallin. Rep. Jeff Hickman and OHP Trooper Tony Sessions, weights and measure department, had sat in her house and admitted it shook but gave no solutions other than the sheriff and county commissioner need to help. No decisions were made. A representative from Prepaid Legal, now called Legal Shield, was in to visit with the commissioners to see when she could visit with the employees. They told her to meet at the three county barns on October 3-5 and the courthouse employees on the 4th. Roach moved to enter into executive session to interview the applicants for courthouse janitor/maintenance person. Murrow seconded. All voted aye. They left at 10:27. At 11:16, Roach moved to re-enter regular session. Murrow seconded. Murrow moved to table any decisions. Walker seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to enter into executive session to discuss the removal of the county clerk from office. Roach seconded. All voted aye. They left at 11:36 a.m. At 12:39 p.m., Murrow moved to re-enter regular session. Roach seconded. Without any discussion, Murrow said that based upon Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes, Chapter 23, Section 1181, and the criteria in those, two of the eight being oppression in office and willful maladministration, moved to begin the process for the removal of the county clerk from office. Roach seconded. All voted aye. Murrow moved to adjourn. Walker seconded. All voted aye. /s/ Doug Murrow Doug Murrow, Chair /s/ Chad Roach Chad Roach, Member /s/ Ray Walker Ray Walker, Member ATTEST:/s/ Bruce Martin Bruce Martin, County Clerk


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Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Department Logs Sept. 19 11:18 a.m. – Dumping in Lambert. Someone dumping trash. 5:02 p.m. – Four or five longhorns out north of Cherokee. Called owner. 7:28 p.m. – Speeding semi-trucks northwest of Cherokee, would like someone to patrol area. 8:16 p.m. – Stolen checks in Amorita. Reporting party had checks stolen. Checks that she did not write have cleared the bank. 9:05 p.m. – Possible intoxicated driver,

may be in possession of drugs. Driver was located in Grant County. Sept. 20 6:20 a.m. – Possible heart attack in Goltry. Goltry Rescue dispatched. 6:58 p.m. – Black cow out east of Cozy Curve. Notified possible owner. 8:13 p.m. – Disturbance in Carmen. Officer en route. Sept. 22 4:55 p.m. – Speeding semi-truck east of Byron. Asked if someone can run traffic on Byron blacktop. En route.

6:49 p.m. – Two dogs at house west of fish hatchery. Terrier mix puppies. Animal control does not go that far. 7:21 p.m. – Accident on Lambert blacktop. No one injured. 8:32 p.m. – Cattle out north of Amorita. Possible owner notified. 10:42 p.m. – Loud music in Jet. Sept. 24 9:54 a.m. – Dangerous drivers on Latimer Road. Oil spill on Latimer Road. Crew trying to clean up spill but trucks are driving by so fast, reporting party was afraid

Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. 1t BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANT: SANDRIDGE EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION, LLC RELIEF SOUGHT: SPACING LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Section 4, Township 28 North, Range 9 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma Cause CD No. 201104933 NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persons, owners, producers, operators, purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and all other interested persons, particularly in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the following: B.F. McCray, Jr.; Bandera Minerals; Charles and Els Bendheim Foundation, Inc.; Chesapeake Exploration, LLC; Chesapeake Operating, Inc; Edward W. Estes; Murray Jeanette Estes; Haskell Horn Family Limited Partnership; Hyatt Trust A fbo Godfrey Family, and Bank One Trust Company as Trustee of such trust; Hyatt Trust B fbo Reed Family, and Bank One Trust Company as Trustee of such trust; Iris A. Dale Revocable Trust dated November 2, 1992, and the Trustee of such trust; Jacqueline Sue Folger; L.J. McCray; Larry G. Parson; Jeanne E. Parson; Marva Lee Nakvinda; MJM Partnership; Mrs. Benjamin F. Williams; Neva J. O’Donnell Trust dated July 8, 1994, and the Trustee of such trust; Ralph M. O’Donnell, Jr. Trust dated July 8, 1994, and the Trustee of such trust; Randall A. Bodenhamer; Debra L. Bodenahmer; W.E. DeLong; Woodbine Financial Corporation; if any of the above-named individuals be deceased, then the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees and assigns, both immediate and remote, of such deceased individual; if any of the above-named parties is a dissolved partnership, corporation or other association, then the unknown successors, trustees and as-

Legal notice signs, both immediate and remote, of such dissolved entity; and if any of the abovenamed parties designated as a trustee is not presently acting in such capacity as trustee, then the unknown successor or successors to such trustee. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Applicant, SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, has filed an application in this cause requesting the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma to enter an order, to be effective as of the date of the execution thereof or as of a date prior thereto, as follows: (i) amending Order No. 31025 to delete Section 4, Township 28 North, Range 9 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, from the purview and boundaries of the Cherokee Sand Section of the Basal Pennsylvanian Sand common source of supply and to vacate the 40-acre drilling and spacing units previously formed by such order for such common source of supply in said Section 4; (ii) amending a prior order of the Commission to enlarge and extend the boundaries of the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Big Lime-Oswego, Cherokee and Mississippian separate common sources of supply of gas so as to cover and include said Section 4 and to form proper drilling and spacing units in such section for such separate common sources of supply, which units Applicant requests be formed as 640-acre drilling and spacing units; and (iii) granting such other and further relief as may be proper based upon the evidence presented at the hearing herein. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the application in this cause requests that the order to be entered in this matter be made effective as of the date of the execution thereof or as of a date prior thereto and seeks to amend the abovenamed order in the manner set forth above and Order No. 579530 with respect to the Tonkawa, Cottage Grove, Big LimeOswego, Cherokee and Mississippian separate common sources in the lands covered hereby. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this

cause is set before an administrative law judge for hearing, taking of evidence and reporting to the Commission. Notice is further given that the application in this cause may be amended at such hearing in accordance with the rules of the Commission and the laws of the State of Oklahoma. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause will be heard before an administrative law judge on the Conservation Docket at the Western Regional Service Office of the Corporation Commission, Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 A.M. on the 17th day of October, 2011, and that this notice be published as required by law and the rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Applicant and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of telephonic communication shall be paid by the person or persons requesting its use. Interested parties who wish to participate by telephone shall contact Applicant or Applicant’s attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide their names and telephone numbers. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action, contact John R. Reeves, Attorney, OBA #7479, Fourteenth Floor, Two Leadership Square, 211 North Robinson, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, Telephone: (405) 235-1110; or Luke Roberts, SandRidge Exploration and Production, LLC, 123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102-6406, Telephone: (405) 429-6344. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA DANA L. MURPHY, Chair JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner DONE AND PERFORMED this 26th day of September, 2011. BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Secretary

Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. 1t BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANTS: CHESAPEAKE OPERATING, INC. AND CHESAPEAKE EXPLORATION, L.L.C. RELIEF SOUGHT: SPACING LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 13 TOWNSHIP 26 NORTH RANGE 12 WEST OF THE IM ALFALFA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA Cause CD No. 201104805 NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persons, owners, producers, operators, purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and all other interested persons, particularly in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, more particularly the parties set out on the Exhibit “A” attached to the application on file in this cause, and, if any of the named individuals be deceased, then the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees and assigns, both immediate and remote, of such deceased individual; if any of the named entities is a dissolved partnership, corporation or other association, then the unknown successors, trustees and assigns, both immediate and remote, of such dissolved entity; if any of the named parties designated as a trustee is not presently acting in such capacity as trustee, then the unknown successor or successors to such trustee; if any of the named parties designated as an attorney-in-fact is not presently acting in such capacity as attorney-in-fact, then the unknown successor or successors to such attorney-in-fact; and if any of the named entities are corporations which do not continue to have legal existence, the unknown trustees or assigns of such parties. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Ap-

Legal notice plicants, Chesapeake Operating, Inc. and Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., have filed an application in this cause requesting the Corporation Commission to enter an order, as follows: (i) amending Order No. 585072 of the Commission so as to enlarge and extend the boundaries of the Douglas, Cottage Grove, Cleveland, Big Lime-Oswego and Cherokee separate common sources of supply of gas so as to cover and include Section 13, Township 26 North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, which section Applicants request be formed as a 640-acre drilling and spacing unit for such separate common sources of supply underlying such section, with the permitted well for the unit to be located not less than 1320 feet from the unit boundary; (ii) establishing the initial boundaries of the Mississippian common source of supply so as to cover and include Section 13, Township 26 North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, which section Applicants request be formed as a -acre drilling and spacing unit for such formation underlying such section, with the permitted well for the unit to be located not less than 1320 feet from the unit boundary; and (iii) granting such other and further relief as may be proper based upon the evidence presented at the hearing herein. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the application in this cause requests that the order to be entered in this matter be made effective as of the date of the execution thereof or as of a date prior thereto and seeks to amend the following set out orders with respect to the following named separate common sources of supply: Common Source of Supply: Douglas, Cottage Grove, Cleveland, Big LimeOswego and Cherokee Order Number Being Extended: 585072

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause will be referred to an Administrative Law Judge for hearing, taking of evidence and reporting to the Corporation Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause will be heard before an Administrative Law Judge on the Conservation Docket at the Corporation Commission, First Floor, Jim Thorpe Building, 2101 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m., on the 18th day of October 2011, and that this notice will be published as required by law and the rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Applicants and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of telephonic communication shall be paid by the person or persons requesting its use. An interested party who wishes to participate by telephone shall contact the Applicants or Applicants’ attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide his or her name and phone number. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action contact Nathan Cook, landman, (405) 935-8257, or Emily P. Smith, attorney, OBA No. 20805, (405) 935-8203, Chesapeake Operating, Inc., P.O. Box 18496, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73154-0496. Please refer to Cause CD Number. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA DANA L. MURPHY, Chair JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner DONE AND PERFORMED this 20th day of September, 2011 BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Secretary

Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. 1t BEFORE THE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA APPLICANTS: CHESAPEAKE OPERATING, INC. AND CHESAPEAKE EXPLORATION, L.L.C. RELIEF SOUGHT: POOLING LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 13 TOWNSHIP 26 NORTH RANGE 12 WEST OF THE IM ALFALFA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA Cause CD No. 201104806 NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persons, owners, producers, operators, purchasers and takers of oil and gas, and all other interested persons, particularly in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, including the following: Energy Investments, Inc.; and, if any of the named individuals be deceased, then the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees and assigns, both immediate and remote, of such deceased individual; if any of the named entities is a dissolved partnership, corporation or other association, then the unknown successors, trustees and assigns, both immediate and remote, of such dissolved entity; if any of the named parties designated as a trustee is not presently acting in such capacity as trustee, then the unknown successor or successors to such trustee; if any of the named parties designated as an attorney-in-fact is not presently acting in such capacity as attorney-in-fact, then the unknown successor or successors to such attorney-in-fact; and if any of the named entities are corporations which do not continue to have legal existence, the unknown trustees or assigns of such parties. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Applicants, Chesapeake Operating, Inc. and Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., have filed an application in this cause requesting the Corporation Commission to enter an

Legal notice order pooling the interests of the oil and gas owners, and adjudicating the rights and equities with respect thereto, in the proposed 640-acre drilling and spacing unit in Cause CD No. 201104805, for the Douglas, Cottage Grove, Cleveland, Big Lime-Oswego, Cherokee and Mississippian separate common sources of supply, underlying Section 13, Township 26 North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, with respect to the development of such separate common sources of supply in such unit. The interests of the oil and gas owners involved herein and the rights and equities in respect thereto are sought here to be pooled and adjudicated pursuant to Tit. 52, Okla. Stat., Section 87.1 within and on the basis of the drilling and spacing unit covered hereby, and not limited to a single wellbore. The Applicants in this cause states that Applicants have proposed the development of the separate common sources of supply in the drilling and spacing unit involved herein under a plan of development and have proposed to commence such plan of development of such unit by an initial well in the lands covered hereby, and that Applicants have been unable to reach an agreement with the owners of drilling rights named as respondents herein with respect to such proposed plan of development of the separate common sources of supply in the drilling and spacing unit covered hereby. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the application in this cause requests that one or both of the Applicants, including Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. acting by and through its agent, Chesapeake Operating, Inc., or some other party recommended by Applicants be designated as operator under the order to be entered in this cause of the separate common sources of supply in the drilling and spacing unit involved herein, including the proposed initial well and any subsequent wells under Applicants’ proposed plan of development

of such unit. Applicants may request up to one year from the date of the order to enter in this cause, within which to commence the initial well. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause will be referred to an Administrative Law Judge for hearing, taking of evidence and reporting to the Corporation Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this cause will be heard before an Administrative Law Judge on the Merits Docket at the Corporation Commission, First Floor, Jim Thorpe Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at 8:30 a.m., on the 18th day of October 2011, and that this notice will be published as required by law and the rules of the Commission. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Applicants and interested parties may present testimony by telephone. The cost of telephonic communication shall be paid by the person or persons requesting its use. An interested party who wishes to participate by telephone shall contact the Applicants or Applicants’ attorney, prior to the hearing date, and provide his or her name and phone number. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all interested persons may appear and be heard. For information concerning this action contact Nathan Cook, landman, (405) 935-8257, or Emily P. Smith, attorney, OBA No. 20805, (405) 935-8203, Chesapeake Operating, Inc., P.O. Box 18496, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73154-0496. Please refer to Cause CD Number. DONE AND PERFORMED THIS 20th day of September 2011. CORPORATION COMMISSION OF OKLAHOMA DANA L. MURPHY, Chair JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: PEGGY MITCHELL, Commission Secretary

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workers would get hurt. Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper and county commissioner on scene. 10:23 a.m. – Vandalism north of Cherokee on US 64. Tractor was vandalized, and diesel was stolen. Would like extra patrol in area. 12:16 p.m. – Semi had blown tire and hit car. No injuries. Roadway not blocked. Parties involved are waiting at Cozy Curve. 10:05 p.m. – Cow out west of Carmen on SH 45. Nothing found. 10:30 p.m. – Minor came home under the influence from party in Nescatunga. No

one found in area. Sept. 25 12:04 a.m. – Ten or 15 head of cattle out south of Helena. Owner notified. 2 p.m. – Alarm at residence in Carmen. Owner notified. False alarm. 6:40 p.m. – Killed cow south of AmoritaWaldron area. Son shot one of his cows. Needs to move cow. Wanted to know if they needed to report incident in Alfalfa County or Harper County, Kansas. 7:30 p.m. – Two white cows out south of Cherokee. Advised owner.

Legal Notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger and Republican Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. 1t emergency medical service board Publication Sheet - alfalfa county, oklahoma Financial Statement of the Various Funds for the Fiscal Year Ending june 30, 2011, and Estimate of Needs for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2012, of the emergency medical service board of alfalfa county, oklahoma EXHIBIT E Schedule 1, Current Balance Sheet - June 30, 2011 ASSETS: Amount Cash Balance June 30, 2011............................................................................................................................................$234,501.07 TOTAL ASSETS...............................................................................................................................................................$234,501.07 LIABILITIES AND RESERVES: Warrants Outstanding...........................................................................................................................................................$3,280.28 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND RESERVES............................................................................................................................$3,280.28 CASH FUND BALANCE -- June 30,2011...................................................................................................................$231,220.79 total liabilities, reserves and cash fund balance...............................................................................$234,501.07 Schedule 2, Revenue and requirements - 2011-2012 Detail Total REVENUE: Cash Balance June 30, 2010........................................................................................... $218,714.22 Cash Fund Balance Transferred From Prior Years......................................................... $5,127.35 Current Ad Valorem Tax Apportioned.............................................................................. $160,784.35 Miscellaneous Revenue Apportioned.............................................................................. $214,178.06 TOTAL REVENUE.........................................................................................................................................................$598,803.98 REQUIREMENTS: Claims Paid by Warrants Issued..................................................................................... $367,583.19 total requirements.............................................................................................................................................$367,583.19 add: cash fund balance as per balance sheet 6-30-2011.......................................................................$231,220.79 total requirements and cash fund balance............................................................................................$598,803.98 Schedule 3, Cash Fund Balance Analysis - June 30, 2011 ADDITIONS: Miscellaneous Revenue Collected in Excess of Estimates - Net.....................................................................................$214,178.06 Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Lapsed Appropriations............................................................................................................... ($15,447.18) Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Lapsed Appropriations....................................................................................................................$2,804.57 Ad Valorem Tax Collections in Excess of Estimate.............................................................................................................$29,685.34 total additions......................................................................................................................................................$231,220.79 Current Tax in Process of Collection..................................................................................................................................$18,353.00 TOTAL DEDUCTIONS..................................................................................................................................................$$18,353.00 Cash Fund Balance as per Balance Sheet 6-30-2011....................................................................................................$231,220.79 Cash.................................................................................................................................................................................$231,220.79 Cash Fund Balance as per Balance Sheet 6-30-2011....................................................................................................$231,220.79 CERTIFICATE - GOVERNING BOARD STATE OF OKLAHOMA, COUNTY OF ALFALFA, ss: We, the undersigned Emergency Medical Service Board of Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, do hereby certify that at a meeting of the Emergency Medical Service Board of the said County, begun at the time provided by law for Counties and pursuant to the provisions of 68 O.S. 1991 Sec. 3002, the foregoing statement was prepared and is a true and correct condition of the Financial Affairs of the said Emergency Medical Service Board as reflected by the records of the Clerk and Treasurer. We further certify that the foregoing estimate for current expenses for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011, and ending June 30, 2012, as shown are reasonably necessary for the proper conduct of the affairs of the said Emergency Medical Service Board, that the Estimated Income to be derived from sources other than ad valorem taxation does not exceed the lawfully authorized ratio of revenue derived from the same sources during the preceding fiscal year. s/Ellen Rockenbach s/Dr. Ron Hansen s/Roger Nichols s/John Nichols Chair of the Board Member Member Member s/Merry Gaff s/Melvin Ricke s/Margaret Goss s/Bruce Martin Member Member Member County Clerk Legal Notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger and Republican Thursday, September 29, 2011. 1t PUBLICATION SHEET - BOARD OF EDUCATION Financial Statement of the Various Funds for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2011, and Estimate of Needs for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2012, OF BURLINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. I-001, ALFALFA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL CONDITION GENERAL . .................BUILDING......................... NUTRITION AS OF JUNE 30, 2011 Fund........................... Fund...................................FUND Detail........................... Detail...................................Detail ASSETS: Cash Balance June 30, 2011 $248,126.18................... $43,890.99...........................$20,502.53 Investments 0.00.............................. 0.00......................................0.00 TOTAL ASSETS $248,126.18................... $43,890.99...........................$20,502.53 LIABILITIES AND RESERVES: Warrants Outstanding $68,353.84..................... $3,066.79.............................$7,383.28 Reserve for Interest on Warrants 0.00.............................. 0.00......................................0.00 Reserves From Schedule 8 $5,174.27..................... $1,437.87......................................0.00 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND RESERVES $73,528.11..................... $4,504.66.............................$7,383.28 CASH FUND BALANCE (Deficit) JUNE 30, 2011 $174,598.07................... $39,386.33...........................$13,119.25 ESTIMATED NEEDS FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2012 General fund.................................................................................................................................................... General fund Current Expense...........................................................................................................................................................$1,482,771.38 Total Required...............................................................................................................................................................$1,482,771.38 FINANCED: Cash Fund Balance..........................................................................................................................................................$174,598.07 Estimated Miscellaneous Revenue..................................................................................................................................$722,410.60 Total Deductions...............................................................................................................................................................$897,008.67 Balance to Raise from Ad Valorem Tax............................................................................................................................$585,762.71 ESTIMATED MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE: 2100 County 4 Mill Ad Valorem Tax....................................................................................................................................$46,354.64 2200 County Apportionment (Mortgage Tax)........................................................................................................................$4,495.20 3110 Gross Production Tax................................................................................................................................................$74,958.16 3120 Motor Vehicle Collections..........................................................................................................................................$63,336.33 3130 Rural Electric Cooperative Tax..................................................................................................................................$99,883.70 3140 State School Land Earnings......................................................................................................................................$20,675.75 3200 State Aid - General Operations...............................................................................................................................$360,386.00 3400 State - Categorical.......................................................................................................................................................$8,207.00 3800 State Vocational Programs.......................................................................................................................................$20,800.00 4200 Disadvantaged Students...........................................................................................................................................$23,313.81 Total Estimated Revenue...............................................................................................................................................$722,410.60 SINKING FUND BALANCE SHEET..........................................................................................................................SINKING FUND 1. Cash Balance on Hand June 30, 2011.........................................................................................................................$157,699.77 2. Legal Investments Properly Maturing........................................................................................................................................0.00 4. Total Liquid Assets........................................................................................................................................................$157,669.77 12. Balance of Assets Subject to Accurals.......................................................................................................................$157,669.77 Deduct Accrual Reserve If Assets Sufficient: 13.g. Earned Unmatured Interest.........................................................................................................................................$1,856.25 14.h. Accrual on Final Coupons..............................................................................................................................................$656.25 15.i. Accrued on Unmatured Bonds..................................................................................................................................$145,000.00 16. Total Items g. through i...............................................................................................................................................$147,512.50 17. Excess of Assets Over Accrual Reserves**..................................................................................................................$10,187.27 SINKING FUND REQUIREMENTS FOR 2011-12 1. Interest Earnings on Bonds............................................................................................................................................$20,161.88 2. Accrual on Unmatured Bonds.......................................................................................................................................$132,500.00 Total Sinking Fund Requirements................................................................................................................................$152,661.88 Deduct: 1. Excess of Assets Over Liabilities....................................................................................................................................$10,187.27 Balance To Raise By Tax Levy.........................................................................................................................................$142,474.61 BUILDING FUND.................................................................................................................................................... BUILDING FUND Current Expense..............................................................................................................................................................$123,110.69 Reserve for Int. on Warrants & Revaluation..................................................................................................................................0.00 Total Required..................................................................................................................................................................$123,110.69 FINANCED: Cash Fund Balance............................................................................................................................................................$39,386.33 Estimated Miscellaneous Revenue...............................................................................................................................................0.00 Total Deductions.................................................................................................................................................................$39,386.33 Balance to Raise from Ad Valorem Tax..............................................................................................................................$83,724.36 CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS FUND.............................................................................................................. NUTRITION FUND Current Expense................................................................................................................................................................$57,804.34 Reserve for Int. on Warrants & Revaluation..................................................................................................................................0.00 Total Required....................................................................................................................................................................$57,804.34 FINANCED: Cash Fund Balance............................................................................................................................................................$13,119.25 Estimated Miscellaneous Revenue....................................................................................................................................$44,685.09 Total Deductions.................................................................................................................................................................$57,804.34 Balance.........................................................................................................................................................................................0.00 CERTIFICATE - GOVERNING BOARD STATE OF OKLAHOMA, COUNTY OF ALFALFA, ss: We, the undersigned duly elected, qualified and acting officers of the Board of Education of Burlington School District No. I-1, of Said County and State, do hereby certify that at a meeting of the Governing Body of the said District, begun at the time provided by law for districts of this class and pursuant to the provisions of 68 O.S. 2001 Sec. 3003, the foregoing statement was prepared and is a true and correct condition of the Financial Affairs of said District as reflected by the records of the District Clerk and Treasurer. We further certify that the foregoing estimate for current expenses for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011, and ending June 30, 2012, as shown are reasonably necessary for the proper conduct of the affairs of the said Municipality, that the Estimated Income to be derived from sources other than ad valorem taxation does not exceed the lawfully authorized ratio of the revenue derived from the same sources during the preceding fiscal year. SEAL s/Terry Graham President of Board of Education Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19th day of September, 2011. s/Janet S. Hill Notary Public Commission #02012962, Commission expires 09-02-2014


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LEGAL NOTICES Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & of heirship and distribution, and that the Republican Thursday, Sept. 22 and Sept. 6th day of October, 2011, at 10:00 o’clock 29, 2011. 2t A.M., in the District Courtroom, Cherokee, in the district court of Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, has been fixed alfalfa county, oklahoma as the time and place for hearing thereof, pb-2010-7 when any person interested in said estate In the Matter of the Estate of Charlotte may appear and contest the same as A. Ludeman, Deceased. provided by law. notice of hearing final Dated: September 14th, 2011. account, petition for Loren E. Angle determination of heirship and Judge distribution Hadwiger & Jungman, P.L.L.C. Notice is hereby given, that Lucinda Jo Kyle B. Hadwiger, OBA#11329 Culver and Mary Lee Gray, co-personal Marcus A. Jungman, OBA#19138 representatives of the estate of Charlotte 120 S. Grand, P.O. Box 306 A. Ludeman, deceased, has filed in the Cherokee, OK 73728 above court and cause, their final account, (580) 596-3591 petition for final settlement, determination Attorney for Petitioners Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & feet, thence East 208.6 feet, thence South Republican Thursday, Sept. 22, and Sept. 208.6 feet, thence West 208.6 feet to the 29, 2011. 2t place of beginning, containing one (1) acre, in the district court more or less. in and for alfalfa county, That the Defendants, and each of them, State of oklahoma be adjudged to have no right, title, claim, Case No. cv-11-19 estate or interest in and to the real property Leonard Camp, Plaintiff, vs. The Heirs, involved in this cause of action and that Devisees and Legatees of Virgil Clark, they, and each of them, be perpetually Deceased, and The Heirs, Devisees and barred and enjoined from setting up or Legatees of Mansel Andrews, Deceased, asserting any right, title, claim, estate, or Defendants. interest in and to said property. That said notice by publication Defendants, and each of them, must anThe State of Oklahoma to Defendants: swer the Petition filed herein by Plaintiff on The Heirs, Devisees and Legatees of Virgil or before the 2nd day of November, 2011, Clark, Deceased, and The Heirs, Devisees or said Petition will be taken as true and and Legatees of Mansel Andrews, Decorrect and judgment rendered accordingly ceased. You and each of you, are hereby decreeing that said Plaintiff is the owner of notified that Plaintiff has filed a Petition in the property described in said Petition. the District Court of Alfalfa County, State Given under my hand and seal this 14th of Oklahoma, Case No. CV-11-19, against day of September, 2011. you, and each of you, alleging that he is the s/Lori Irwin fee simple owner of the following described Court Clerk real property situated in Alfalfa County, [seal] State of Oklahoma, to-wit: Francis “Fritz” McGee, OBA #5985 A tract of land described as follows: McGee Law Firm, P.L.L.C. Beginning at a point 208.6 feet East of the Attorney for Plaintiff Southwest Corner of the Southwest Quar111/2 South Grand ter of the Southeast Quarter of Section Cherokee, Oklahoma 73728 Three (3), Township Twenty-six (26) North, (580) 596-3550 Range Nine (9), W.I.M., thence North 208.6 Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, 2011. 2t August 29, 2011 Unless otherwise noted in the proposal, all bids must be submitted over the Internet via Bid Express. When written bids are allowed, sealed proposals sent by registered mail will be received through the ODOT Office Engineer Division until 30 minutes prior to the scheduled bid opening. From 30 minutes prior to the bid opening until the time of the bid opening, bid proposals must be turned in directly to ODOT Commission Room located on the east side of the lobby. The scheduled bid opening is 10:30 A.M. October 20, 2011 for the work listed below. No Proposal for construction or maintenance work of the department will be issued to any contractor after 10:30 A.M. on the working day preceding opening of bids for any contract. Each bid shall be accompanied by a Certified or Cashier’s Check or Bid Bond equal to 5% of the bid made payable to the State of Oklahoma, Department of Transportation, as a proposal guaranty. Proposal checks will be held or returned by the Department as per Section 103.04 of the State Standard Specifications. The minimum wage to be paid laborers and mechanics employed on this project shall be included in the proposal. Bids must be prepared as directed by the State Standard Specifications. Plans, proposals, and specifications may be examined in the plan room or in the Office Engineer Division at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation central office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This work will be done under the Oklahoma Department of Transportation applicable specifications for highway construction as depicted on the lower left corner of the plan’s title sheet. Plans and proposal forms may be ordered from the Office Engineer Division, Oklahoma Department of Transportation Building, 200 N.E. 21st Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105. Cost of Bidding Documents is $50.00 + tax for each Bidding Proposal. State Standard Specifications may be purchased for $55.00 + tax. (Oklahoma tax is 8.375%). Plans (Reduced Size Complete) $48.77, X-SEC $24.93 + postage/handling. Make checks payable to Oklahoma Department of Transportation. No refunds will be made for bidding documents or Specification books purchased. Upon award of contract to a successful bidder, the contract will be completely and correctly executed by the contractor and returned to the Department within ten (10) working days from the date of award. The Department will have fourteen (14) working days from the date of award to complete its execution of the contract. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) ensures that no person or groups of persons shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability/handicap, or in income status, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any and all programs, services, or activities administered by ODOT, it’s recipients, sub-recipients, and contractors Description of work and location of project: Job Piece No. BRFY-102C(093) SH-8 ALFALFA 2327204 BRIDGE AND APPROACHES SH-8: OVER DRIFTWOOD CREEK 3.5 MI NORTH OF THE US-64/SH-11 JCT. STATE OF OKLAHOMA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION By: Gary M. Ridley, Director. CLXCL LPXLP

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LEGAL NOTICES Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. 1t NOTICE FOR SEALED BIDS Sealed bids will be accepted in the office of the Alfalfa County Clerk until 10:00 AM, Tuesday, October 11, 2011 for new lights with installation. Specifications may be obtained from the county clerk’s office at 300 South Grand, Cherokee, Oklahoma. The commissioners reserve the tight to reject any or all bids. Bruce Martin, County Clerk

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. 1t NOTICE FOR SEALED BIDS Sealed bids will be accepted in the oficer of the Alfalfa County Clerk until 10:00 AM, Tuesday, October 11, 2011 for asphalt millings. Specifications may be obtained from the county clerk’s office at 300 South Grand, Cherokee, Oklahoma. The commissioners reserve the right to reject any or all bids. Bruce Martin, County Clerk

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Twenty Four (24) North of Range Ten (10) Republican Thursday, Sept. 29, and ThursWest, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. day, Oct. 6, 2011. 2t Said leasing rights will be offered at NOTICE OF INTENT TO ENTER public sale to the highest and best bidder INTO OIL AND GAS LEASE for a cash bonus to be paid upon the execuThe Town of Helena, Lessor, on the 11th tion of said lease and shall be for a term day of October, 2011, at 6:00 p.m., in the not to exceed ten (10) years and as long town offices at 304 North Main, at Helena, thereafter as oil, gas and other minerals Oklahoma, will offer for lease and lease may be produced in paying quantities from certain oil and gas mining rights upon all of said lands. the interest of the Town of Helena, in and to Dated this 26th day of September, the oil, gas, and other minerals lying in and 2011. under the following described lands: North Town of Helena Half (N/2) of the Northwest Quarter (NW/4) By: /s/ Frances Davis of Section Twenty-seven (27) Township, Frances Davis, Mayor Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & issue thereon to Gaytha Lynn Ioerger f/k/a Republican Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. 1t Gaytha Lynn Phillips and Glendora Faye IN THE DISTRICT COURT Pierce, the successor personal represenOF ALFALFA COUNTY tatives named in said will, that the Court STATE OF OKLAHOMA make a judicial determination of the heirs PB-2011-29 of said deceased, and waive the filing of an In the Matter of the Estate of DEWInventory and Appraisement herein. AYNE STOABS, Deceased. Pursuant to an Order of said Court, NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the FOR PROBATE OF WILL, 13th day of October, 2011, at the hour of APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL 1:30 o’clock p.m., has been appointed the REPRESENTATIVES, time for hearing said Petition and proving DETERMINATION OF HEIRS said will in the District Courtroom in the AND WAIVER OF GENERAL Courthouse, at Cherokee, Oklahoma, in INVENTORY AND APPRAISEMENT said County of Alfalfa when all persons NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all perinterested may appear and contest the sons interested in the Estate of Dewayne same as provided by law. Stoabs, deceased, that on the 22nd day DATED this 22nd day of September, of September, 2011, Gaytha Lynn Ioerger 2011. f/k/a Gaytha Lynn Phillips produced and /s/Loren E. Angle filed in the District Court of the County of AlLoren E. Angle falfa and State of Oklahoma, an instrument Associate District Judge in writing dated the 16th day of February, Clark McKeever - OBA #6019 2000, purporting to be the last will and tesOne Grand Center - Suite 400 tament of said deceased, and also filed in P.O. Box 1026 said Court a petition praying for the probate Enid, OK 73702 of said will. That Glenda Fern Stoabs who (580) 234-4133 is named Executrix is now deceased and Attorney for Petitioner petitioner prays that Letters Testamentary Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Republican Thursday, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, 2011. 2t August 10, 2011 Unless otherwise noted in the proposal, all bids must be submitted over the Internet via Bid Express. When written bids are allowed, sealed proposals sent by registered mail will be received through the ODOT Office Engineer Division until 30 minutes prior to the scheduled bid opening. From 30 minutes prior to the bid opening until the time of the bid opening, bid proposals must be turned in directly to ODOT Commission Room located on the east side of the lobby. The scheduled bid opening is 10:30 A.M. October 20, 2011 for the work listed below. No Proposal for construction or maintenance work of the department will be issued to any contractor after 10:30 A.M. on the working day preceding opening of bids for any contract. Each bid shall be accompanied by a Certified or Cashier’s Check or Bid Bond equal to 5% of the bid made payable to the State of Oklahoma, Department of Transportation, as a proposal guaranty. Proposal checks will be held or returned by the Department as per Section 103.04 of the State Standard Specifications. The minimum wage to be paid laborers and mechanics employed on this project shall be included in the proposal. Bids must be prepared as directed by the State Standard Specifications. Plans, proposals, and specifications may be examined in the plan room or in the Office Engineer Division at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation central office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This work will be done under the Oklahoma Department of Transportation applicable specifications for highway construction as depicted on the lower left corner of the plan’s title sheet. Plans and proposal forms may be ordered from the Office Engineer Division, Oklahoma Department of Transportation Building, 200 N.E. 21st Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105. Cost of Bidding Documents is $50.00 + tax for each Bidding Proposal. State Standard Specifications may be purchased for $55.00 + tax. (Oklahoma tax is 8.375%). Plans (Reduced Size Complete) $18.42, X-SEC $6.50 + postage/handling. Make checks payable to Oklahoma Department of Transportation. No refunds will be made for bidding documents or Specification books purchased. Upon award of contract to a successful bidder, the contract will be completely and correctly executed by the contractor and returned to the Department within ten (10) working days from the date of award. The Department will have fourteen (14) working days from the date of award to complete its execution of the contract. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) ensures that no person or groups of persons shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability/handicap, or in income status, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any and all programs, services, or activities administered by ODOT, it’s recipients, sub-recipients, and contractors Description of work and location of project: Job Piece No. BRO-102D (136) CI COUNTY ROAD ALFALFA 2591004 BRIDGE AND APPROACHES COUNTY ROAD (EW-030): OVER EAGLE CHIEF CREEK 1.0 MI NORTH OF SH-45 AND 5.7 MI WEST OF SH-8, WEST OF CARMEN. STATE OF OKLAHOMA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION By: Gary M. Ridley, Director.

Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & and Scott Carlyle Schnitzer, deceased, Republican Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. 1t and further praying that said estates be IN THE DISTRICT COURT administered in one proceeding pursuant OF ALFALFA COUNTY to Title 58 O.S. §714. STATE OF OKLAHOMA And pursuant to an Order of said Court, PB-2011-30 the 13th day of October, 2011, at 1:30 In the Matter of the Estates of Stao’clock p.m., in the District Courthouse cy Schnitzer a/k/a Stacy Ray in the City of Cherokee, Alfalfa County, Schnitzer, Deceased, and Scott Oklahoma, has been appointed as the Carlyle Schnitzer, Deceased. time and place for hearing said Petition, NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION when and where any person interested in FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION, said estate may contest said petition as DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP provided by law, or may assert his own AND WAIVER OF FILING GENERAL right to the administration and pray that INVENTORY AND APPRAISEMENT Letters be issued to himself. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on WITNESS my hand this 22nd day of the 22nd day of September, 2011, Clark September, 2011. McKeever filed in the District Court of /s/Loren E. Angle Alfalfa County, State of Oklahoma, a PetiLoren E. Angle tion praying for judicial determination of Associate District Judge heirship, waiver of filing a General InvenClark McKeever - OBA #6019 tory and Appraisement herein, and that One Grand Center - Suite 400 Letters of Administration issue to Clark P.O. Box 1026 McKeever as sole Personal RepresentaEnid, OK 73702 tive upon the estates of Stacy Schnitzer (580) 234-4133 a/k/a Stacy Ray Schnitzer, deceased, Legal notice Published in the Cherokee Messenger & Big Lime-Oswego and Cherokee separate Republican Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. 1t common sources of supply will be no closer BEFORE THE CORPORATION than 330 feet from the north line and no COMMISSION closer than 660 feet from the east line and OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA no closer than 330 feet from the south line APPLICANTS: CHESAPEAKE and no closer than 660 feet from the east OPERATING, INC. AND CHESAPEAKE line of the unit comprising said Section EXPLORATION, L.L.C. 13, Township 26 North, Range 12 West RELIEF SOUGHT: WELL LOCATION of the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, with EXCEPTION a tolerance of 100 feet from the proposed LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SECTION 13 completion interval, and to be completed TOWNSHIP 26 NORTH RANGE 12 in and produce hydrocarbons from the WEST OF THE IM ALFALFA COUNTY, above-named separate common sources OKLAHOMA of supply; (ii) providing for the re-opening of Cause CD No. 201104807 the cause at such time as the bottom hole NOTICE OF HEARING location of the well proposed hereunder STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persons, has been determined; and (iii) establishowners, producers, operators, purchasers ing a proper allowable with no downward and takers of oil and gas, and all other interadjustment made thereto. ested persons, particularly in Alfalfa County, NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Oklahoma, more particularly the parties set application in this cause requests that the out on the Exhibit “A” attached to the aporder be entered in this matter be made plication on file in this cause, and, if any of effective as of the date of the execution the named individuals be deceased, then thereof or as of a date prior thereto and that the unknown heirs, executors, administrathe authorization and permission requested tors, devisees, trustees and assigns, both herein run in favor of one or both of the immediate and remote, of such deceased Applicants, including Chesapeake Exploraindividual; if any of the named entities is a tion, L.L.C. acting by and through its agent dissolved partnership, corporation or other Chesapeake Operating, Inc., or some other association, then the unknown successors, party recommended by Applicants. trustees and assigns, both immediate and NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the remote, of such dissolved entity; if any of legal descriptions for the land sections adjathe named parties designated as a trustee cent to said Section 13 are Sections 11, 12, is not presently acting in such capacity as 14, 23 and 24, Township 26 North, Range trustee, then the unknown successor or suc12 West of the IM and Sections 7, 18 and cessors to such trustee; if any of the named 19, Township 26 North, Range 11 West of parties designated as an attorney-in-fact the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma. is not presently acting in such capacity as NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this attorney-in-fact, then the unknown succescause will be referred to an Administrative sor or successors to such attorney-in-fact; Law Judge for hearing, taking of evidence and if any of the named entities are corpoand reporting to the Corporation Comrations which do not continue to have legal mission. existence, the unknown trustees or assigns NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this of such parties. cause will be heard before an AdministraNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Aptive Law Judge on the Merits Docket at the plicants, Chesapeake Operating, Inc. and Corporation Commission, First Floor, Jim Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., have Thorpe Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, filed an application in this cause requestat 8:30 a.m., on the 18th day of October ing the Corporation Commission to enter 2011, and that this notice will be published an order, as follows: (i) authorizing and as required by law and the rules of the permitting an exception to the permitted Commission. well location tolerances in the proposed NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that 640-acre drilling and spacing unit in Cause the Applicants and interested parties may CD No. 201104805, for the Douglas, Cotpresent testimony by telephone. The cost of tage Grove, Cleveland, Big Lime-Oswego, telephonic communication shall be paid by Cherokee and Mississippian separate comthe person or persons requesting its use. An mon sources of supply, underlying Section interested party who wishes to participate 13, Township 26 North, Range 12 West of by telephone shall contact the Applicants the IM, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, so as to or Applicants’ attorney, prior to the hearallow a well to be drilled as follows: ing date, and provide his or her name and Surface location: No closer than 200 feet phone number. from the south line and no closer than 660 NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all feet from the east line of the unit comprisinterested persons may appear and be ing said Section 13, Township 26 North, heard. For information concerning this acRange 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa County, tion contact Nathan Cook, landman, (405) Oklahoma, 935-8257, or Emily P. Smith, attorney, OBA Location of Wellbore at Completion No. 20805, (405) 935-8203, Chesapeake Interval: The casing will be cemented along Operating, Inc., P.O. Box 18496, Oklahoma the entire length of the lateral. The proposed City, Oklahoma 73154-0496. Please refer location of the end points of the completo Cause CD Number. tion interval for the Mississippian common DONE AND PERFORMED THIS 20th source of supply will be no closer than 165 day of September 2011. feet from the north line and no closer than CORPORATION COMMISSION 660 feet from the east line and no closer OF OKLAHOMA than 165 feet from the south line and no DANA L. MURPHY, Chair closer than 660 feet from the east line of the JEFF CLOUD, Vice Chairman unit comprising said Section 13, Township BOB ANTHONY, Commissioner 26 North, Range 12 West of the IM, Alfalfa BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION: County, Oklahoma, and the location of the PEGGY MITCHELL, end points of the completion interval for Commission Secretary the Douglas, Cottage Grove, Cleveland,


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