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Summer enrollment is up again By Jennifer Lindsey

A surge in summer enrollment at the Ardmore Higher Education Center has continued for the second straight year. In summer 2009, the center’s staff saw a 17.5-percent increase over any summer enrollment they have had before. This year’s enrollment is about 8.5 percent higher than 2009.

Although the number might change slightly once classes begin, AHEC currently has 810 student enrolled for summer 2010. “This confirms that this surge is not an anomaly due to an economic downturn, but shows a trend of higher enrollments at the higher education center,” said Dr. Steve Mills, director of the school. The pattern of increasing enrollment follows increases in

both the fall and spring terms, which resulted in more sections of courses, being added to accommodate the increase. Summer enrollment is still about half that of the spring or fall terms. “It’s a lot less students, so it’s easier to accommodate,” Mills said. The summer increase will cause class sizes to be larger than in years past, but no extra sections or professors will be

needed. Mills said summer students are different than those seen during the rest of the year. “In the summer, we have students who attend college somewhere else who pick up credits here and then go back,” he said. “We get more traditional students enrolling in courses.” Education courses, especially master’s courses, are popular summer offerings. “Teachers take classes when

72 percent of state’s 4th graders reading below peers TULSA (AP) — A recent national study reports that 72 percent of fourthgraders in Oklahoma are reading below their grade-level proficiency. More than four out of five children from low-income families fail to reach the proficiency level in reading, according to the National Assessment of “When kids Education Progress. are not ready In response, the Annie E. by fourth Casey Foundation released grade, they “Early Warning: Why Reading have a steepby the End of the Third Grade er hill to climb Matters,” an the rest of effort to make reading a na- their lives.” tional priority. “Until third — Linda Terrell grade, children are learning to read. After third grade, they are reading to learn. When kids are not ready by fourth grade, they have a steeper hill to climb the rest of their lives,” said Linda Terrell, executive director of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy. “We must decide to prioritize the crucial supports necessary for children to reach their full potential. Their early reading success is one of those critical areas. “If we fail to prioritize this for all our children, the U.S. will lose a growing and essential proportion of its human capital to poverty. The price will be paid not only by individual children and families but by the entire country.”

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Jeb Hammons swims laps for American Red Cross lifeguard training at the Ardmore Community Water Park pool. Program Coordinator Carmel Jones, upper right, oversees the testing.

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Temperatures are soaring, and with the heat comes the lure of a cool dip in a pool, pond, lake or even the ocean. For those with good swimming skills, the experience is not only refreshing, but offers the perk of being great exercise. But for those who lack the ability to swim safely, the water can be a deadly temptation.

Carmel Jones, Ardmore Red Cross swimming coordinator, says it’s not just a good idea, it’s vital that everyone know how to swim. And that is the goal of the Red Cross’ free swimming lesson program, which will begin June 21 at the local water park. “Red Cross swimming is about water-proofing America — that was the commodore’s (Wilbert E. Longfellow) vision when he started the program in 1914,” Jones said. “The commodore’s

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they are out of school for the summer,” Mills said. While the school has not seen such large increases in enrollment before, the center has had a steady increase over the last six years. Adding together summer, fall and spring enrollments, AHEC is serving 1,000 more students than it did six years ago.

vision was to prevent drownings.” The Red Cross offers a variety of swimming lessons focusing on children from infants and toddlers to progressive lessons from beginner to advanced levels, including lifeguarding and water safety instructor. Jones said once a child perfects the skills in one class they automatically qualify to “move up,” and can often advance more than one level during the summer sessions. See swim, 7A

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Congressman Tom Cole speaks Tuesday at Main Street Coffee, one of his campaign stops in Ardmore. Listening at left is Jocelyn Markley and at right is Marjorie Brown.

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U.S. Rep. Tom Cole made a campaign stop in Ardmore Tuesday, speaking to both the Ardmore Young Professionals at Cafe Alley and a group of supporters at Main Street Coffee. Cole announced he will seek a fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents the voters in the Fourth Congressional District, which runs from south Oklahoma City to the Texas state line and includes Norman, Ada, Ardmore and

Lawton. “Today I am announcing my intention to seek another term as the representative of the Fourth Congressional District,” he said in a written statement. “I remain committed to and passionate about the things that motivated me to seek this office in the first place. Over the coming months I look forward to traveling throughout the district and asking my fellow Oklahomans for the honor of representing their views, values and interests for another two years.”

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What’s Thursday n Singing for a Cure karaoke contest — starting at 9 p.m. at Budro’s Rib Joint. Entry fee is $20. Prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place winners. $1 equals one vote. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Friday n Relay For Life Love County — Marietta High School football field. Survivor reception begins at 6 p.m. and opening ceremonies will follow at 7 p.m. n Chickasaw Seniors Fundraiser Indian Taco Sale — 3-7 p.m. includes taco, dessert and drink at the Chickasaw Community Center, 949 Locust St. N.W. Cost $6. Dine-in, takeout or we will deliver two or more. Call (580) 226-6904.

Saturday n Forever Friends Foster Care and Rescue Garage Sale — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Town and Country Animal Hospital. Call (580) 277-5300 to have donated items picked up. All proceeds to be used to pay vet bills.

June 12

n Elks Sunfest 2010 — annual fundraiser for the Ardmore Elks Lodge. Tickets are $75 for two adults and include hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, door prizes and a chance to win $7,500 in cash. Only 250 tickets will be sold and proceeds will be used towards the Elks local scholarships and youth activity programs in Ardmore and surrounding communities. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and lasts until midnight. Ticket are available from lodge members or by calling (580) 223-6376. Grand prize winners do not need to be present to win. The lodge is located on the east side of South Commerce.

June 19

n Kooterfest — Annual golf tournament at Lakeview Golf Course, 9 a.m. shotgun start, 4 man/woman scramble. Concert at Heritage Hall, 7 p.m. Proceeds go toward the Kraig L. Hodge Scholarship Fund. This year’s scholarship recipients will receive $12,000 in financial aid, which was money earned from 2009 Kooterfest. To ask questions, call Karen Hodge at (580) 504-2776.

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n “Cruisin’ for St. Jude Poker Run — Sponsored by Southern Cruisers Riding Club. Registration 9 a.m. First out 10 a.m. and last bike in at 2 p.m. All bikers and clubs welcome. Prizes for high and low hands. $20 per rider, $5 for extra rider or hand. All proceeds benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Contact Jim (Hippie) Bondurant at (580) 221-3795 or (580) 653-2878 or online at hippie@ Listings are for nonprofit, one-time events. The event listing will be run as many times as possible, pending space allotted. To get your nonprofit event listed here, send it to yournews@

Dr. Boyd Franklin “Cotton” Converse TISHOMINGO — Dr. Boyd Franklin “Cotton” Converse was born February 18, 1932, at Barefoot Corner, presently known as Converse Rd. in Milburn, Oklahoma. He passed away May 31, 2010, at the age of 78. Dr. Converse graduated from Milburn High School in 1950. From there he continued his education and sports career at Southeastern Oklahoma State University where he still holds the record for receiving 11 varsity letters for athletics. After graduating in 1954 he enlisted in the United States Army where he played various sports. In 1957 he began his coaching career at Paris Junior College. While in Paris, Texas, he led his 1959 baseball team to the national championship and took the basketball team to fourth place in the national tournament as head coach. From Paris, Boyd went to Baylor University as an assistant coach and finished his doctoral degree. In 1964 Boyd became head football coach of Kilgore College where he amassed a record of 24-7-1 over three years and a National Championship in 1966. These accomplishments garnered him Conference Coach of the Year all three years and National Coach of the Year in 1966. These accomplishments vaulted him to a NCAA Division I head coach at Wichita State University where he later retired from the sidelines to go into administration. He became Athletic Director at Northeastern Oklahoma A & M College where he continued his championship success for 18 years. Later Boyd became president of Carl Albert Junior College in Poteau then ended his career in the same state where it began finishing in the public school systems of Garland, Texas, before retiring to his home place in Wiley, Oklahoma, less than a mile from his birthplace. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Avor Converse; a son,

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Dr. Boyd Franklin “Cotton” Converse Boyd Edward Converse; and a brother, Kenneth Converse. Survivors are his wife, Mary of the home; two daughters, Cris Johnston and husband, Ed of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Angela Cabaniss and husband, Charley of Milburn; one son, Derek Converse and wife, Stacie of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one special son, Terry Reisig and wife, Annie of Tyler, Texas; four granddaughters, Bella and Jolie Converse and Gabby and Mercy Cabaniss; one grandson, Camden Boyd Cabaniss; two sisters, Nadine Faulk of Dallas, Texas, and Maxine Neely and husband, Johnny; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010, at Calvary Baptist Church in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, with Reverend Eugene Ledford and Brother Charley Cabaniss officiating. Interment will be at Condon Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Clark Funeral Service of Tishomingo. Pallbearers are Orland Aldridge, Rollie Williams, Glen Wolf, Randy Gibson, Larry Gibson and Tim McElroy, Honorary pallbearers are surviving members of the 1966 National Junior College Championship Football Team from Kilgore College. Memorials may be made to the Milburn Education Foundation, P.O. Box 429, Milburn, OK 73450, in memory of Dr. Converse.

Robert J. “Bob” Rounsaville MARIETTA — Services for Robert J. “Bob” Rounsaville of Wichita Falls, Texas, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010, in the Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chad Stubblefield officiating. Interment will be in the Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta, Okla., under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Marietta. Mr. Rounsaville was born January 29, 1937, in Henryetta, Okla., the son of Jesse O. and Geraldine V. Farrar Rounsaville. He passed away Monday, May 31, 2010, in the United Regional Hospital, Wichita Falls, at the age of 73. Mr. Rounsaville had been a resident of Wichita Falls since 1987. He and Sylvia J. Higgs were married October 15, 1965. Mr. Rounsaville served with the U.S. Marines during the Korean conflict. He had pilot’s license for both single and twin engine planes and also enjoyed working on planes. An avid gun collector,

he liked to hunt birds and collect antiques, as well as, selling saddles and tack at flea markets. Mr. Rounsaville was a member of the Highland Heights Baptist Church in Wichita Falls. Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, Ernie Rounsaville; and sister, Sharon Kelly. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Rounsaville of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Robbin (Rounsaville) Witt and husband, Michael of Burleson, Texas; and two grandchildren, Cassie Nicole and Michael David. Serving as bearers will be Ed Ackerson, Rex Parker, Wendle Allen, Jackie Howry, J.D. Allen and Donnie Bates. Honorary bearers are Jim Moore and Nathan Adams. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at FlanaganWatts Funeral Home. Online guest book:

Funeral services for Melissa Lynn Black, 43, of Ardmore, will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2010, at the Harvey-Douglas Centennial Chapel with Rev. Brian Gardner officiating. Interment will follow at the Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010, at the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home. Melissa was born August 14, 1966, in Bakersfield, California, to Walter David Benjamin and Joanna Brogdin. She died Thursday morning, May 27, 2010, at her Overbrook residence. Melissa had lived in Ardmore the past eight years, moving here from Maricopa, California. She received her AA/AS degree in Criminal Justice from Taft College in Taft, California. She worked as a tax preparer for the Jackson-Hewitt Tax Service and also served as a health coach for Take Shape For Life. She enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her mother, Joanna Lucas and husband, James of Ardmore, Oklahoma; father, Walter David Benjamin of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; stepfather, Harold Wayne Henry of Ardmore, Oklahoma; children, Heathyr Charlene Dickson and husband, Joseph, Rachael JoAnna Walton and husband, DeAllen, Melissa Nicole Mariscal, and Cesar Mariscal, all of Ardmore, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Kaiden Howard and Kris-

Melissa Lynn Black tian Howard, both of Las Vegas, Nevada, Kane Dickson, Daesyn Walton, Drake Dickson and Kamilla Walton, all of Ardmore, Oklahoma; grandfather, Robert Lester Brogdin and wife, Mary of Bakersfield, California; sister, Candy Sinclair and husband, Shalon Neal of Rockville, Maryland; nieces, Alexis Gulley and Tyra Sinclair, both of Rockville, Maryland; aunt and uncles, Dianna Beegle and husband, Richard of La Palma, California, Michael Hughey and wife, Khrissy of Bakersfield, California, and Karen Reese and husband, Steve of Searcy, Arkansas; and numerous cousins. Melissa was preceded in death by two sons, Anthony Benjamin and Cody James Benjamin; and a grandmother, Helen Brogdin. Casket bearers will be James Lucas, Joseph Dickson, Michael Walton, DeAllen Walton, Kenneth Fields and Cesar Mariscal. Online condolences may be sent to

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Sulphur Maxine V. Chapman, 72, died May 30, 2010. Services pending. (DeArman’s Clagg) James William “Bill” Jacobs, 65, farmer/rancher, died May 29, 2010. Services 2 p.m. Friday, United Methodist Church. (Hale’s Krien) Tishomingo Bertie G. Leal, 88, Ravia, retired baby-sitter, died May 31, 2010. Services 2 p.m. today, Clark Chapel.

Daily Records POLice AREA ADDRESS CRIME TIME DAY NE unit bk. F St. vandalism 7:37 a.m. Fri. vehicle, condiments left on paint, no estimated damage available SW 1300 bk. Commerce assault 5:35 p.m. Sun. domestic NW 300 bk. F St. assault 5:30 p.m. Sun. SW 1600 bk. McLish property damage 7:00 p.m. Sun. vehicle, dent, estimated damage $700 SW 400 bk. Rockford Rd. theft 8:00 p.m. Sun. suspects did not pay bills, estimated loss $26 NE 100 bk. Monroe assault 10:36 p.m. Sun. domestic SW 300 bk. G St. assault 10:44 p.m. Sun. domestic NE 1500 bk. 3rd Ave. burglary 8:46 a.m. Mon. business, no estimated loss available NW 700 bk. Elm dogs at large 4:45 p.m. Mon. NW 1200 bk. Commerce vandalism 7:11 p.m. Mon. vehicle, window broken, no estimated loss available NE 1000 bk. Washington burglary 9:16 p.m. Mon. vehicle, personal property, estimated loss and damage $1,100 SE 300 bk. G St. disturbance 9:15 p.m. Mon. domestic SW 800 bk. Commerce disturbance 10:47 p.m. Mon. domestic

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Representatives of the NAMI of Southern Oklahoma participated at the NAMIWalk event May 22 at Stars & Strips Park in Oklahoma City. The team called SOS (Southern Oklahoma Steppers) for the Mind included front row from left: Breanna Evans, Presley Caldwell and Rachel Reames; middle row from left: Lola Caldwell held by Kaylee Evans, Amy Bohon, Paula Bohon and Labeth Nall; back row from left: Jeanine Caldwell, Amy Hancock, Robert Lee, Barney Allen, Midina Allen, Wayne Merritt and Chris Wilson. Raymond Boughtwell also participated. The group raised $3,500 for the National Alliance on Mental Illness Oklahoma; with 40 percent of the total being returned to the local NAMI for use in the area.


Continued from 1A Cole, a conservative Republican, said he has “consistently fought for smaller and less intrusive government, lower taxes and strict adherence to the substance and spirit of our founding documents.” The congressman said he hasn’t lost any of his passion for the big issues facing the country and believes that ultimately the nation’s leaders will make the right decisions. “I cannot be pessimistic about the United States of America,” he said. “If you

are going to run for office, you have to be optimistic about solving problems.” Many polls indicate voters may be in a “firing mood” when it comes to incumbents of both political parties. Cole said many of his constituents are upset because Congress passed an expensive health care reform package that they vocally opposed. “I’ve never seen people so angry about not being listened to,” he said. Cole said the next big issue Congress is tackling is financial service reform. He said the current bills in the House and Senate place too many new regulations on smaller banks

and fail to address longstanding problems with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the nation’s two largest mortgage finance lenders. “Unless it changes dramatically, I won’t be supportive of it,” he said. Cole is a former state senator and secretary of state who headed a political consulting and polling firm before he was elected in 2002 to replace J.C. Watts. After his election, he served as chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. He was appointed to the House Appropriations Committee in early 2009 and serves as a deputy

whip in the House. He is a fifth generation Oklahoman and an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation. He is currently the only Native American serving in Congress. A former college instructor in history and politics, Cole holds a B.A. from Grinnell College, an M.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. He and his wife Ellen, have one son, Mason, and reside in Moore. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Steve Biehn 221-6546

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The report identified four steps to closing the gap, one of which Oklahoma ranks first nationally in early childhood education. Cecilia Robinson-Green, the senior director of early childhood programs for Community Action Project Tulsa County, said CAP’s early childhood program partners with three school

Lawmakers this year passed eight abortion-related measures through the House and Senate. Gov. Brad Henry signed four and vetoed four others, but the Legislature, with the help of anti-abortion Democrats, successfully overrode three vetoes. The eighth bill, which would restrict insurance companies from providing coverage for elective abortions in Oklahoma, was vetoed by Henry in the legislative session’s

districts and prepares students for those curriculums. The program focuses on four domains: social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language. She said the children learn through play. “We provide an environment to promote learning in those four domains,” she said. “We assess and monitor the children in those four domains three times a year and provide reports to the parents as well.”

final days. With just two days left for lawmakers to complete their work, the House author did not attempt an override. “We consider it a huge victory to have one veto stand this year,” said Keri Parks, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma. Tony Lauinger, the chairman of Oklahomans for Life, said he will work to have that final piece of legislation enacted next year.

Other steps include getting parents involved and giving them the tools to help their children succeed, developing rigorous standards for schools, and developing and utilizing solutions to chronic absence and summer learning loss among low-income children. Desiree Doherty, the executive director of the Parent Child Center, said no matter what activities or community resources a family is connected to,

County offices throughout Oklahoma are coming up for primary elections this year on July 27, with local county offices being no exception. The state election board says the offices of County Assessor, County Treasurer and County Commissioners for districts 1 and 3 are up for election, along with various federal and state offices. Candidates filing for county offices begins Monday, June 7, and continues through Wednesday, June 9. Candidates must file at their local county election board between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Candidates are encouraged to file early on Monday. The deadline for changes to one’s political affiliation has passed. As a closed primary state, Oklahomans can only vote in the primaries of the parties they are registered with as a member. Judicial races are non-partisan and open to all voters. In addition to filling offices, Jefferson County voters will vote on two resolutions for the funding of a new Enhanced 911 system. One resolution, if passed, would add a 50-cent per month fee to each cellular phone line in the county, while the other would add a 15-percent per month fee to each land line phone line. The funds raised would help pay for the upgrades. DATES TO REMEMBER

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did something last week that I probably shouldn’t have, because every time I do, it just turns out badly. You would think I would have learned by now that nothing good can come from a clean office. I do fight the urge on a daily basis to clear off our desk, but I cave every once in a while and always live to regret it. I’ve been sitting here now for about an hour, looking for the little notes I leave myself with column ideas written on them, but apparently I accidentally tossed them in the trash. I can’t find my notebooks either, but there probably wasn’t anything in there one would call “column worthy,” so I am faced with a dilemma. I do have one thing we could discuss today, but I would be betraying a confidence. But as my old Uncle Edgar always says, Dianne “Them’s the breaks!” Rankin What I have to tell you is pretty Columnist shocking, so I suggest you hold on to something or someone if you frighten easily. I have just learned in the past few days that one of my closest friends and partners in crime has been leading a double life. I know! You would think after 40 years of “thick and thin,” she would have been able to tell me the news herself, but no, I had to hear it from her mother. And she only found out by accident when she intercepted a phone call in her daughter’s absence. I do hope you’re ready for this, but the truth must be told. Our gal Ed has been secretly taking cooking classes for the past six months. If you need a minute to pull yourself together I totally understand because, quite frankly, my head is still spinning. The capper to this is she’s not just taking any old cooking class. She enrolled in an advanced gourmet cooking class! The mind reels with the lies this woman must have told to get into that class. She has trouble draining the water out of a tuna can. Needless to say, Nezzie is devastated. All these years she has tried to coax Ed into the kitchen so she could pass down her secret recipes to her daughter, only to find out that she’s learning the intricacies of tying up a standing rib roast from strangers. Couldn’t you just cry? All of Nezzie’s culinary knowledge right at Ed’s fingertips and she chooses to discover the facts of pie from an instructor. Oh the shame! Knowing this, one can only envision our gal in disguise, hanging out at the corner butcher shop, trying to score a kilo of pork loin and roaming the dark aisles of the World Market for a dime bag of Turkish turmeric. Just between you and me, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if she developed an unhealthy substance addiction to coriander, savory, thyme and other such exotic spices, which will ultimately lead to the use of hard core spices, such as whole mustard seeds and green peppercorns. There’s no coming back from green peppercorns. I have spoken to Ed about the matter and she has assured me that she is aware of the pitfalls of gourmet cooking, but she knows in her heart that she can handle it. Famous last words! Having failed at talking her down, I voiced my concerns to Fred, but in typical male fashion my pleas fell on deaf ears. Fred has always been a bit of a codependent. He even let it slip that he was going to surprise her with a special gift upon her completion of the course. He has purchased a complete set of Wolfgang Puck cutlery for her! Edna Berfle armed with an arsenal of super sharp knives? Pray my dear readers! Pray like you’ve never prayed before.

▼ Odds



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Pakistan Facebook ban lifted after page removed LAHORE — Pakistan lifted a ban on Facebook on Monday after officials from the social networking site apologized for a page deemed offensive to Muslims and removed its contents, a top information technology official said. The move came almost two weeks after Pakistan imposed the ban amid anger over a page that encouraged users to post images of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. Many Muslims regard depictions of the prophet, even favorable ones, as blasphemous. “In response to our protest, Facebook has tendered their apology and informed us that all the sacrilegious material has been removed from the URL,” said Najibullah Malik, secretary of Pakistan’s information technology ministry, referring to the technical term for a Web page. Facebook assured the Pakistani government that “nothing of this sort will happen in the future,” Malik said. Officials from the Website could not immediately be reached for comment. They said earlier the contents of the “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!” page did not violate Facebook’s terms. The page encouraged users to post images of the prophet to protest threats made by a radical Muslim group against the creators of the American TV series “South Park” for depicting Muhammad in a bear suit during an episode earlier this year. Pakistan blocked Facebook on May 19 following a ruling by one of the country’s highest courts. The Lahore High Court reversed its ruling Monday because of Facebook’s response, paving the way for the government to restore access, Malik said. The government will continue to block some Web pages that contain “sacrilegious material,” but Malik declined to specify which ones.

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Supporters of Pakistani religious party Tanzeem-e-Islami participate at a rally against a Facebook page, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday. Pakistan government ordered Internet service providers to block the social networking site amid anger over a page that encourages users to post images of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. lice inspector’s newly acquired metal detecting hobby helped him find dog tags and other items belonging to a Texas World War II veteran who was wounded on an Italian battlefield. Oscar Glomb served with the 36th Infantry Division and landed at the Bay of Salerno in 1943. He was wounded in a June 1944 battle near Gavorrano. Glomb died in 1998. His son says he never forgot about his dog tags. Retired Italian police inspector Daniele Bianchini found the tags, a ring and a medallion while practicing his new hobby on the old battlefield. Bianchini asked to keep one of the tags and sent the rest of the items to Glomb’s family in Texas. Glomb’s 85-year-old wife Dorothy calls it a miracle to have the items back and says the family is thankful.

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EASTON — An engaged eastern Pennsylvania couple were born on the same Texas day in the same hospital Vet’s dog tags — and their mothers even shared a room in the mafound on old ternity ward. Amy Singley and SteItalian battlefield ven Smith were born at BUDA — A retired poSt. Luke’s Hospital in

▼ Bridge

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Today is the 153rd day of 2010 and the 75th day of spring. TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1886, President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom in the White House. In 1924, an act of Congress granted Native Americans U.S. citizenship. In 1997, Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

By Phillip Alder Spike Milligan, a comedian who was born in India but worked in Britain, said, “I’m a hero with coward’s legs. I’m a hero from the waist up.” A bridge player must be a hero from the neck up. In this deal, it is East who has to be the hero. Against three no-trump, West leads the spade queen. What should East do? The auction was straightforward but involved. South responded one heart, bidding fourcard suits as he mounted the bidding ladder. West overcalled one spade with his good five-card suit and near-opening-bid values. North rebid two clubs, promising at least 5-4 in the minors. South rebid two no-trump to show a maximum pass with at least one spade stopper. (If South were not a passed hand, this rebid would still be game-invitational.) And North raised to game with 16 high-card points. We all learn early in our bridge career that in no-trump, we return partner’s lead as quickly as possible. But we should not play thoughtlessly. Suppose East takes the

first trick with his spade ace and plays back his second spade. What will happen? South will take the trick and at least eight minorsuit winners because the diamond finesse is working if declarer needs it. Instead, it is hero-orgoat time for East. He should see that the only chance for the defense lies in hearts. East must win the first trick and immediately shift to the heart jack. Then, the defenders should take one spade and four hearts to defeat the contract.

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Getting Started There are many strategies to solving Sudoku. One way to begin is to examine each 3x3 grid and figure out which numbers are missing. Then, find which of the missing numbers will work. Eliminating numbers will lead you to the answer.

NHL team seeks help to flush arena’s toilets PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins are looking for 250 students to help with an important task and there’s only one major requirement: You must know how to flush a toilet. Construction is near completion on the NHL team’s new arena, the Consol Energy Center. But like with any new arena or stadium, officials need to simultaneously flush all the toilets and urinals to make sure everything is working. The Penguins are calling the June 10 event the “Student Flush,” a spinoff of their popular ticketing program known as “Student Rush.” Students already in-

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), author/politician; Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), poet/novelist; Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), composer; Johnny Weissmuller (1904-84), Olympic swimmer/actor; Charlie Watts (1941-), drummer, 69; Wayne Brady (1972-), actor/comedian, 38; Zachary Quinto (1977-), actor, 33; Fabrizio Moretti (1980-), musician, 30. TODAY’S SPORTS: In 1935, baseball legend Babe Ruth retired. TODAY’S QUOTE: “The more defects a man may have, the older he is, the less lovable, the more re-

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Fountain Hill on April 17, 1986. After the mothers were hospital roommates, the two families continued to interact through their church in Easton. Smith asked Singley on a date to the movies when they were sophomores in high school. Singley says she knew Smith was the right guy for her after their second date. She says people are convinced the 24-yearolds were “destined to be together.” They plan to get married June 12.

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Oklahoma Inmates’ uniforms easier to spot NORMAN — Bright orange jail uniforms just weren’t enough to make inmates stand out in one Oklahoma county. Some may say the hotpink shirts and yellowand-white striped pants now worn by Cleveland County, Okla., inmates make them look more like clowns than criminals. But sheriff ’s officials say the uniforms are meant to make it easy to find inmates who escape. Undersheriff Rhett Burnett says the old orange uniforms were too similar to scrubs medical workers wear. He noted that orange is one of Norman High School’s colors, making it popular in the area. The county switched to the new uniforms 16 months ago. Burnett said the sheriff just “wanted something identifiable that couldn’t be duplicated.” —The Associated Press

sounding his success.” — Marquis de Sade TODAY’S FACT: The White House has hosted 21 weddings, nine of which were for children of sitting presidents. TODAY’S NUMBER: 336,337 — official “Indian population” in 1920 according to the U.S. Census. TODAY’S MOON: Between full moon (May 27) and last quarter moon (June 4). Copyright 2010, World Almanac Education Group

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▼ Dieting



More U.S. workers cashing in By Mike Stobbe

AP Medical Writer ATLANTA — How much money would it take to get you to lose some serious weight? $100? $500? Many employers are betting they can find your price. At least a third of U.S. companies offer financial incentives, or are planning to introduce them, to get their employees to lose weight or get healthier in other ways. “There’s been an explosion of interest in this,” said Dr. Kevin Volpp, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Health Incentives. Take OhioHealth, a hospital chain whose workforce is mostly overweight. The company last year embarked on a program that paid employees to wear pedometers and get paid for walking. The more they walk, the more they win — up to $500 a year. Anecdotal success stories are everywhere. Half of the 9,000 employees at the chain’s five main hospitals signed up, more than $377,000 in rewards have already been paid out, and many workers tell of weight loss and a sudden need for slimmer clothes. But does will this kind of effort really put a permanent dent in American’s seemingly intractable obesity problem? Not likely. “It’s probably a waste of time,” said Kelly Brownell, director of Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. Brownell’s assessment is harsher than most. But the science seems to back him up. Only about 15 to 20 U.S. studies have tried to evaluate the effect of financial incentives on weight loss. Most of those studies were small and didn’t look at whether such measures worked beyond a few months. None could make conclusions about how much money it takes to make a lasting difference for most people. Perhaps the largest effort to date was an observational study by Cornell University. It looked at seven employer

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In this May 20 photo, Kevin Acocella, market strategist for IBM Systems & Technology Group, poses outside of the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, Calif. Employees like Acocella are jumping on the weight-loss bandwagon, fueled with monetary incentives from their employers. programs and the results were depressing: The average weight loss in most was little more than a pound. Sure, there are grounds for optimism. Smaller experiments report some success. And other studies have shown promising results against tobacco. One study published last year in the New England Journal of Medicine, co-authored by Volpp, found that cash rewards of a few hundred dollars nearly tripled quitsmoking rates. One problem: “Food is more difficult than tobacco,” said Steven Kelder, an epidemiology professor at the University of Texas School of

Public Health. While cigarettes can be addictive, people don’t need to smoke to live, and advertising and clean-air restrictions curb tobacco’s presence. People must eat, however, and sugary drinks and fatty snacks are everywhere, Kelder and others said. Health officials lament that more than two-thirds of American adults are overweight and one-third obese, and lecture on fat’s role in deaths from diabetes, heart disease and other conditions. The problem has a huge economic impact, too, with obese workers costing U.S. private employers an estimated $45 billion or more annually in

health care costs and lost labor. That’s according to a report by the Conference Board, a research group focused on management and the marketplace. In a campaign led by Michelle Obama, federal officials are emphasizing several approaches to slim the nation. Food companies, worried about potential antiobesity rules and laws, have publicly endorsed the first lady’s message and recently pledged to offer lower calorie foods, change recipes and cut portion sizes. While watching to see if foodmakers follow through, some experts remain fascinated by the idea of using economics to get people to eat better and exercise. Sales taxes have been used to drive up the cost of cigarettes and drive down smoking rates, and Brownell and others are pushing for similar taxes on soda. Companies tend to be more interested in incentives than disincentives like taxes. But the perks they attach to wellness programs come in a variety of forms and sizes. Some reward employees just for having a health evaluation or simply enrolling in a class — whether they complete it or not. Others require measurable weight loss or exercise achievement, sometimes structuring it in a contest along the lines of “The Biggest Loser” TV show. Some companies offer money, some vacation trips. Some refund the cost of Weight Watchers classes. Others reduce health insurance premiums. The value of rewards can range from measly to thousands of dollars. Hunches and human resources budgets — not research — often drive decisions about financial incentive details. Companies are quite frank about it. OhioHealth set the maximum reward for its stepcounting program at $500. “It just sounded right to us. We thought that would be a big enough number to help people think twice,” said Lisa Meddock, OhioHealth’s benefits manager.

▼ Collaboration

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Southern Oklahoma residents of the female gender — from 3 to 90 — gathered to put their own touches on a community quilt project.

‘Her Story’ quilt on display at local museum Through July 3, “Her Story: A Community Quilt Art Installation,” will be on exhibit at the Greater Southwest Historical Museum in collaboration with Studio 107. “When the museum was approached about exhibiting the quilts, I was excited about the opportunity,” museum curator Kristin Mravinec said. “Quilts and the messages they convey are a wonderful way of reaching out, not only to women, but also an entire community.” More than 100 women ranging in age from 3 to 90 are represented in this installation. The concept behind the quilt project is to unify the community of women through one large work of art. It is a celebration of women’s journeys together with their loved ones, as well as the stories they have to tell. “The relationships in our lives take us on a journey of love, spirituality, faith, metamorphosis, loss, aging, hardship, celebration, hope, healing and much more,” said Traci Martin, Studio 107 co-owner and installation artist. “Her Story” is a collaborative project created by Studio 107 and the Ardmore Contemporary Dance Company to tell women’s stories through visual art, vocal music, dramatic recitation and modern dance. A series of performances were conducted in March. As part of the project, Studio 107 is now displaying the quilt art installation at other organizations, including the museum. For the exhibit, the museum will host a reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on June 17. The public is invited to attend. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free but donations are accepted. To ask questions, call the museum at (580) 226-3857.

▼ Dear Abby

Wife conceals late husband’s feet of clay for sake of kids By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: My friends and neighbors thought I had the best husband, and our children thought he was the greatest dad. But on the day he died, I found out he had been having sex with another woman. I went to visit him in the hospital and overheard the whole thing as he was talking to her. Abby, she was a prostitute. I knew money had been disappearing, but I never imagined anything like this. Should I go on pretending to my adult children, or tell them the truth? They thought he was the best father in the whole world. Even though this happened more than five years ago, I continue to have nightmares over it. — STILL HURTING IN BOSTON DEAR HURTING: I see nothing positive to be gained by shattering your children’s image of their father at this point. I’m sorry he failed you as a husband. However, for you to spend more of your life nursing hurt and disappointment is a waste of your precious time. Talk to your religious adviser or confide in a therapist. But do not bring this up with your children. n n n DEAR ABBY: I am a 76-year-old father of three sons and grandfather of five. The other night, I was dining out with my brother, one of my sons, his 31-year-old w Ne urs Ho

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board for a position that needed to be filled. The ad detailed simple but specific instructions that included asking applicants to write a cover letter to address certain questions. It also said — in large letters: “YOU MUST FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS OR YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT.” Of the 133 resumes we received, 76 did not contain the information that was requested. These applications were moved to an “Incomplete” file and not considered for hire. What’s sad is that judging by their resumes alone, several of these applicants had the qualifications we were looking for. With unemployment being what it is, I was surprised that the majority of the applicants did not comply with the simple instructions. Please advise your unemployed readers that a job is out there for them, but they must follow instructions. — TRYING TO BE HELPFUL, TUMWATER, WASH. DEAR TRYING TO BE HELPFUL: Consider it done. Now I’ll offer another suggestion: Always proofread what you have written to ensure there are no spelling or transposition errors.


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BP stock tumbles as feds announce oil-spill probes NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP’s stock plummeted and took much of the market down with it Tuesday as the federal government announced criminal and civil investigations into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP engineers, meanwhile, tried to recover from a failed attempt to stop the gusher with an effort that will initially make the leak worse. Attorney General Eric Holder, who was visiting the Gulf to survey the fragile coastline and meet with state and federal prosecutors, would not say who might be targeted in the probes into the largest oil spill in U.S. history. “We will closely examine the actions of those involved in the spill. If we find evidence of illegal behavior, we will be extremely forceful in our response,” Holder said in New Orleans. BP’s stock nose-dived on Tuesday, losing nearly 15 percent of its value on the first trading day since the previous best option — the so-called “top kill” — failed and was aborted at the government’s direction. It dipped steeply with Holder’s late-afternoon announcement, which also sent other energy stocks tumbling, ultimately causing the Dow Jones industrial average to tumble 112. After six weeks of failures to block the well or di-

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Hewlett-Packard to cut 9K jobs in services unit NEW YORK (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co., the world’s largest information-technology company, plans to lay off about 9,000 employees as it tries to cut costs in its backoffice computing centers and deepens its use of software, rather than people, to do some of the work that those hubs require. The changes to these data centers, which are clusters of computers that run websites and process information for HP’s corporate customers, will be made over about three years, the company said Tuesday. The layoffs amount to about 3 percent of HP’s global work force, which had 304,000 employees as of October, the most recent figure available. HP said it will take $1 billion in accounting charges, part of which will be used for severance to the laid-off workers. But it also said it plans to replace two-thirds of the jobs elsewhere in the company, by hiring 6,000 people to boost its global sales and delivery staff. Like most companies that offer such services, HP has data centers around the world. The company has more than 100 centers that it operates for its customers and plans to cut that number roughly in half, but it did not specify the locations. HP’s drive for better productivity and automation in data centers — and the fact that most of the jobs could be replaced — reflect healthy demand for computing services overall and the rewards waiting for providers that can automate as much as possible.

U.S. probes reports of mats trapping pedals in Fords

Louisiana National Guard Specialist Alvin Dunn attaches a hose to fill a tiger dam WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety regulators on a beach in Grand Isle, La., Tuesday. When completed, the water-inflated dam are investigating a few reports of gas pedals becoming trapped by floor mats in 2010 Ford Fusions and Mercury is expected to protect the island’s entire shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico. vert the oil, BP was using robotic machines to carve into the twisted appendages of the crippled well. The latest attempt involved using tools resembling an oversized deli slicer and garden shears to break away the broken riser pipe so engineers can then position a cap over the well’s opening. Even if it succeeds, it will temporarily increase the flow of an already massive leak by 20 percent — at least 100,000 gallons more a day. And it

is far from certain that BP will be able to cap a well that one expert compared to an out-of-control fire hydrant. “It is an engineer’s nightmare,” said Ed Overton, a Louisiana State University professor of environmental sciences. “They’re trying to fit a 21inch cap over a 20-inch pipe a mile away. That’s just horrendously hard to do. It’s not like you and I standing on the ground pushing — they’re using little robots to do this.”

The operation has never been performed in such deep water, and is similar to an earlier failed attempt that used a larger cap that quickly froze up. BP PLC officials said they were applying lessons learned from the earlier effort. “If all goes as planned, within about 24 hours we could have this contained,” BP’s Doug Suttles said Tuesday after touring a temporary housing facility set up for cleanup workers in Grand Isle. “But we can’t guarantee success.”

Milans. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a preliminary investigation Friday after receiving three such complaints involving unsecured all-weather floor mats. There are no reports of crashes or injuries. A Ford spokesman, Said Deep, said the problem was due to drivers stacking all-weather mats on top of floor mats that come with the vehicle. Ford’s all-weather mats have warnings advising customers not to pile them and to secure them properly to the floor, he said. In a consumer advisory Tuesday, NHTSA said the problem was most likely to occur when a driver pressed on the pedal while merging or passing in traffic. The safety agency also warned Fusion and Milan owners not to stack mats. The issue is similar to Toyota’s problems with floor mats that led to the recall of more than 5 million vehicles worldwide.


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Oklahoma grain elevator cash bids as of 2:00 pm Tuesday. U.S. No 1 HARD RED WINTER WHEAT: 3 to 4 cents lower. 3.41-3.83 Davis 3.41, Lawton, Okarche 3.63, Geary, Okeene, Watonga 3.66, Frederick 3.67, Banner, Buffalo, Clinton, El Reno, Weatherford 3.68, Alva, Cherokee, Hobart, Manchester, Shattuck, Temple 3.73, Medford, Miami 3.74, Perry, Stillwater 3.75, Eldorado 3.78, Keyes, Ponca City 3.80, Hooker 3.83, Gulf 4.58. MILO: 8 to 9 cents lower. 3.82-5.50 Eldorado 3.82, Alva, Buffalo 4.60, Manchester 4.71, Medford 4.76, Weatherford 4.92, Hooker 4.98, Keyes 5.01, Ponca City 5.07, Shattuck 5.25, Miami 5.50, Gulf 7.39 1/2. SOYBEANS: 1 to8 cents lower. 8.07-9.09 Shattuck 8.07, Hooker 8.26, Alva, Buffalo, Medford 8.47, Ponca City 8.52, Stillwater 8.70, Miami 9.09, Gulf 9.96. CORN: 1 to 4 cents lower. 2.90-3.38 Manchester 2.90, Ponca City 2.94, Hooker 3.20, Keyes 3.21, Miami 3.38, Gulf 3.96 1/2. CANOLA: 10 cents lower. 7.10 Grade 41, Leaf 4, Staple 34 the associated press Cotton in Southwestern Oklahoma Averaged 73.00 cents per In this Nov. 2009 photo, a customer swipes a Masterpound.

FYI: New clarifications on overdraft rules The Federal Reserve has issued clarifications to the new law regarding overdraft fees that goes into effect July 1. The law requires banks to have customers opt-in to overdraft programs linked to debit cards. Until now, most banks automatically enrolled their customers. That meant accountholders could be blindsided by overdraft charges, because many assume they can’t spend more than what’s in their account with a debit card. The law does not include overdrafts by checks. Highlights of the clarifications: n Banks must send customers confirmation of the customers’ optin decisions before any fees can be assessed. n A separate opt-in must be acquired for each account a customer has with a bank. n When tallying up overdraft fees on statements, banks must use the term “Total Overdraft Fees” to avoid

confusion. There are also instances when an account can be inadvertently overdrawn, even if a consumer hasn’t enrolled in an overdraft program. This could happen if a check hasn’t cleared yet, and a debit overdraft is allowed. The clarifications state that:

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Tragically, statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show drowning is the second leading cause of death in children between the ages of 1 and 14, so teaching children to be safe in the water is of paramount importance. But, Jones said, it’s only half the battle. “If adults — parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and baby-sitters can’t swim, children can still be in danger. For example, say a mom, with a child who is a beginning swimmer, is at the family or a neighbor’s pool and is reading a book while her child plays in the shallow end. But there are other children, who can swim, jumping in and swimming in the deep end, and while the mother is reading, her child decides to join the other kids and jumps in the deep end. If mom can’t swim and goes in after her child — well, that could be tragic,” Jones said. The Red Cross does offer adult swimming lessons. Unfortunately, few adults enroll. So few that this year the local Red Cross program doesn’t include adult lessons. “Last year we had a few. They stood whiteknuckled in three feet of water, and after the first couple of lessons none of them ever showed up again,” Jones said. Why? “Some are embarrassed — others are just too afraid, but our lessons, whether for children or adults, are geared to deal with fears. We take baby steps, lots and lots of baby steps. If someone, child or adult, is afraid to dunk their head we start with what that person can deal with. We might start with a full face mask and work up from there to many different kinds of goggles or just nose plugs. Whatever it takes, that’s what we do and we try to make sure everyone, kids and adults, have fun. We don’t start in the shallow end and then jump off into the deep end at the next lesson. It doesn’t work that way,” she said. Jones suggests one of the easiest ways for adults to learn to swim is to join a class with their child. While the parent may be the only adult in the class, it’s a chance for some “family together” time, as well as to learn how to be safe in the water, and it can lead to bigger and better water skills both parent and child can share. “That’s what happened in my family. I started taking lessons when I was 5. When I was 6 my mother decided to take lessons with me. She advanced to become a water safety instructor and I advanced to become a lifeguard as a teenager, and as they say — the rest (her own career in water safety) is history.” Jones also offered these tips for adults whose fear of the water prevents them from becoming accomplished swimmers: n Relax, relax, relax — tense muscles make the body more dense, causing it to sink. Relaxed muscles become buoyant and help swimmers float or stay on top of the water n Those who fear dunking their heads should practice in the bath or shower by sprinkling water on their faces and practicing not wiping their faces dry immediately n Baby steps — could even include wearing a certified life jacket until being in the water becomes more comfortable n Private lessons — can be the answer for those uncomfortable in public lesson settings. Although the local Red Cross program doesn’t offer private lesson sessions, Jones said anyone interested in some oneon-one time with a certified instructor can call her at (580) 223-6313. “I’ll be happy to see what I can do to make some arrangements,” she said. Swimming instruc-


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The Red Cross offers free lessons for children beginning June 21 at the water park. Red Cross Lessons include: n Water Babies — two levels of lessons for parents and children age 6 months to 3 years. Lessons are designed to increase children’s comfort in the water and build a foundation of basic aquatic and water safety skills n Tottling Turtles — for age 3. Lessons are designed to build and improve skills n Preschool Aquatics — for ages 4 and 5. Ageappropriate instruction teaches basic safety and survival skills through three levels n Learn to Swim — for age 6 through adult includes: Introduction to Water Skills, Fundamental Aquatic Skills, Stroke Development, Stroke Improvement, Stroke Refinement, Swimming and Skill Proficiency n GuardStart-Lifeguarding Tomorrow — ages 11 to 14. Designed to prepare students for Red Cross life guard training n Lifeguarding — for ages 15 and older. Course requires $10 manual and 31 to 37 hours of training. Graduates attain certification. n Water Safety Instructor — for ages 16 and older. The course is 30 1/2 hours and is designed for those who want to teach children and adults water safety, survival and swimming skills and give water safety presentations. YMCA swimming lessons begin Monday at the facility’s indoor pool Lessons include: n Beginner and intermediate swimming lessons — two week children’s sessions, Monday through Friday. Cost of lessons is $40 for members and $80 for non-members n Saturday beginner and intermediate lessons — conducted on Saturdays for children of working parents. Cost is $20 for members and $40 for non-members. n Possible adult swim lessons will be scheduled in August or September.

Drownings — How big is the problem? According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2006, there were 3,579 fatal unintentional drownings in the U.S. — an average of 10 deaths per day. An additional 514 people died, from drowning and other causes, in boating-related incidents. More than one in four fatal drowning victims are children age 14 and younger. For every child who dies from drowning, another five received emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries. Nonfatal drownings can cause serious brain damage that may result in long-term disabilities including memory problems, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functioning Who is most at risk? n Children — although rates are declining, 2006 statistics show of all children age 1 to 4 who die from an unintentional injury almost 30 percent died from drowning and fatal drowning remains the second-leading cause of unintentional injuryrelated death in children ages 1 to 14. n Adult males — are three to four times more likely than females to die from unintentional drowning in the U.S. n Minorities — between 2000 and 2006, the fatal unintentional drowning rate for African Americans across all ages was 1.3 times that of Caucasians. For American Indians and Alaskan Natives, this rate was 1.7 times that of Caucasions. Rates of fatal drowning are notably higher among these populations in certain age groups. The fatal drowning rate of African American children ages 5 to 14 is 3.1 times that of Caucasian children in the same age range. For American Indian and Alaskan Native children, the fatal drowning rate is 2.2 times higher than for Caucasian children. Factors such as the physical environment, such as access to swimming pools, and a combination of social and cultural issues, like the value of swimming skills, and choosing recreational waterrelated activities may contribute to the racial differences in drowning rates. If minorities participate less in water-related activities than whites, their drowning rates (per exposure) may be higher than currently reported. tions for children are also offered at the local YMCA. Program director Jana Weichbrodt said the YMCA’s primary goal is making sure children are water safe. “We encourage parents, ‘Make your child water safe,’ and that means being water safe themselves,” she said. Weichbrodt also added the water is a great place

for adults to get muchneeded exercise and reduce stress. “The health benefits are great. You can walk in the water, even do laps. We also have (safety) belts for deep end running and belts and weights for those who want to jog,” she said. Marsha Miller 221-6529

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The 16th Arkansas Infantry Regiment re-enactors provide an honor guard and rifle salute for the Annual Confederate Memorial Day Service, sponsored by The Brigadier General Stand Watie Camp 149, Sons of Confederate Veterans began at 9:30 a.m. Memorial Day at Rose Hill Cemetery. The principal speaker was Commander Larry Logan, Oklahoma Division, SCV.

FBI dubs man who robbed 21 banks ‘Granddad Bandit’ ST. LOUIS (AP) — A bald, heavyset man who has robbed 21 banks in the eastern and central U.S. is proving to be so elusive that the FBI has given him a name — the “Granddad Bandit” — and the agency announced plans Tuesday to post a digital picture of him on billboards in several states in hopes of catching him. The man, who is believed to be 50 to 60 years old, is suspected in 21 bank robberies in 12 states, the most recent on May 18 at a Regions Bank branch in St. Louis County, the FBI said. To catch him, the FBI has partnered with outdoor advertisers on a digital billboard campaign displaying a surveillance picture of the robber. The FBI describes the suspect as about 6 feet tall, white, bald and heavy. Along with Missouri, he is wanted in: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Florida, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia. “It’s not that the individual can’t be caught,” agent Zack Lowe said of the robber who has so far escaped capture for a year-and-a-half. “The right person hasn’t seen this picture yet. He has to sleep somewhere. He has to eat somewhere. He has family somewhere.” The suspected robber began his crime spree with a robbery in Mobile, Ala., on Jan. 16, 2009, the FBI said. The agency believes he has struck three times in Atlanta and twice in Mobile. Officials say he has robbed four banks overall in Alabama, four in Georgia, three in Texas, two in Arkansas and one each in the other states. Sometimes, the man

claims to be armed. Other times, such as in the St. Louis County robbery, he doesn’t show or imply a weapon. Agents say his holdups are calm and deliberate, apparently aimed at not attracting attention to himself. He tends to wear nondescript clothing such as a ballcap and a polo-type shirt. In the St. Louis County robbery, the bandit walked into the bank late in the afternoon, approached a teller and pulled a holdup

note from his black billfold. Though the man has been dubbed the “Granddad Bandit,” not much information is known about him including if he has grandchildren. Lowe said the FBI typically assigns a name to serial bank robbers, in this case the “Granddad Bandit,” to help other law enforcement officers and the public have a reference point when talking about a specific criminal.

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‘Volunteen’ work a valuable addition to summer fun


his week marks the end of school and the beginning of summer vacation for most students. Excitement reigns as students envision days of endless summer fun. But it doesn’t take long for that exhilaration to turn into the woeful, “There’s nothing to do,” complaint. While the,” There’s nothing to do,” is aimed at what most students consider entertainment, there is something teenagers, age 14 to 18, can do and that is give back to their community by joining the Volunteen Program at Mercy Memorial Health Center. And before the “That’s boring” or “I didn’t mean work,” moaning and groaning starts, there’s a few things teens should consider. One, students who join the program only have to commit to serving one 4-hour shift per week. More importantly, Jaci Christian and Chance Harmon, both volunteens who were featured in The Ardmoreite’s July 19, 2009, story about the program said they were having the time of their lives. Why? Because Volunteen Program assignments range throughout the hospital from intensive care to outpatient surgery and from health management to the information desk. Jaci and Chance said they not only got to meet MMHC employees with interesting jobs, they got to do some pretty “cool” stuff themselves, including putting smiles on patients’ faces. “When my mom first talked to me about signing up I thought ‘work, work, work,’ but it’s not like that at all. It is fun, but what we’re doing — it really does mean something. It takes you out of yourself,” Jaci said. Shelly Antuna, MMHC Volunteer Services Manager, calls the program an “exciting opportunity,” but the time to act is now because orientation is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the hospital. Interested teenagers and one of their parents are required to attend the orientation session. To apply for the program or to ask questions call Antuna at (580) 220-6871 or Lisa Smith at (580) 220-6635. We highly recommend teens spend some of their summer fun as an MMHC Volunteen.

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▼ Elected Officials State Senator Sen. Johnnie Crutchfield, Dist. 14: Phone: (405) 5215607. E-mail: crutchfield@ State Representatives Rep. Pat Ownbey, Dist. 48: E-mail: pat.ownbey@okhouse. gov Rep. Sam Buck, Dist. 49: Email: Rep. Corey Holland, Dist. 51: E-mail: corey.holland@ Rep. Wes Hilliard, Dist. 22: E-mail: weshilliard@okhouse. gov Rep. Paul Roan, Dist. 20: E-

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Democrats have plans to limit losses in 2010 W hile admitting they’ll lose seats in November, Democrats hope to limit the losses by pointing to a long list of legislative achievements, an improving economy and, especially, consistent Republican naysaying. They also hope that the Tea Party movement’s shoving Republicans to the right and out of mainstream appeal to independents will counterbalance the movement’s political energy. And, according to Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Republican “playbook” for the fall campaign — “demonizing” President Barrack Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. — did not work last week in Pennsylvania and can be countered elsewhere. The big drags on Democratic prospects, of course, are continued high unemployment, public dissatisfaction with the direction of the country and with Congress’ performance, Obama’s sub-50-percent approval rating and previous Democratic success. As Van Hollen noted in a breakfast session with reporters, Democrats have picked up 55 House seats in the last two elections, winning about all the swing districts in the nation. Historically, the party in control of the White House almost always loses ground in midterm elections. The average since 1954 (excluding the post-9/11 election in 2002) is 17 House seats, but it’s 30 when the president’s approval rating is below 50 percent. Without discussing numbers, Van Hollen acknowledged that “we are in a challenging political environment. ... Democrats have an uphill battle.” A top White House adviser told me he thinks Democrats would be “lucky” to lose only 30 seats. And yet, there are countervailing forces. Even though the public doubts that the Democrats’ $862 billion stimulus package helped the jobs picture, the Congressional Budget

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Office just reported that it created 1.2 million to 2.8 million jobs and kept the unemployMorton ment rate Kondracke — now 9.9 percent — from reaching 11.5 percent. As the campaign goes on, an Obama aide told me, the White House message will be that “faced with the deepest recession and the most significant economic crisis since the Great Depression, the president moved aggressively on a plan to stabilize, rebuild and grow the economy. “He took the tough, sometimes unpopular actions that were required to pull the country back from the brink ... and the president’s plan is beginning to restore economic growth, create jobs and expand opportunity.” Indeed, that’s been the Obama theme in a series of speeches he’s delivered recently at sites in Youngstown, Ohio, Buffalo, N.Y., and Wednesday in Fremont, Calif., where stimulus money created private-sector jobs. To Van Hollen’s obvious delight, Obama has taken to using a DCCC theme against Republicans: “They’ve done their best to gum up the works, to make things look broken, to say no to every single thing,” he said at a DCCC dinner in New York. “Their basic attitude has been: ‘If the Democrats win, we lose. So after they drove the car into the ditch, made it as difficult as possible for us to pull it back, now they want the keys back. “No! You can’t drive! We don’t want to have to go back into the ditch. We just got the car out!” Polls show that voters still blame George W. Bush more than Obama for the recession and federal deficits. Van Hollen said Democrats will argue that if they take over the House, Republicans will continue those policies. So, Van Hollen said,


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Democrats will try to shift voters’ attention from mere dissatisfaction with incumbents toward the philosophy and policies of Republicans. “This is not just a referendum on Washington, but in every case, in every race around the country, you’re going to have a choice between two different candidates and two different visions of the future, especially on big issues of economic policy.” That worked, he said, to elect Rep. Mark Critz (D) in western Pennsylvania last week in a race where Republicans spent more than $1 million. The defeat led the Wall Street Journal to editorialize, “Republicans who were already planning their Nancy Pelosi retirement party galas for November may want to cancel the caterer. “The GOP lost the most important election held (May 18), and if it fails to learn from the experience, the party may lose in the autumn, too.” Van Hollen thinks that his side will be helped, too, by the defeat of mainstream GOP candidates by Tea Party candidates in Illinois, Kentucky and Idaho, and rightward moves by other Republicans to appeal to activists. What the Democrats have not done so far is to lay out a list of all the achievements of their and Obama’s tenure. I asked the White House for its list, and it’s actually remarkable, although Republicans are right to say that it will expand deficits and deepen the nation’s debt. The list includes, besides the original stimulus package and subsequent jobs bills, comprehensive health care reform (passed after it was given up for dead) and student loan reform that doubles funding for Pell grants and caps yearly loan costs. While the main provisions of health care reform — coverage of 30 million uninsured — will not take effect until 2013, first (election) year benefits include elimination of pre-existing insurance exclusions for children and coverage for dependents

up to age 26. The stimulus package included provisions both to help states keep teachers and police employed amid budget crunches last year, and to launch the administration’s exemplary “race to the top” education reform program. About 300,000 teachers may lose their jobs this year if a $23 billion amendment is not passed, undermining prospects for reform. Democrats could well use against Republicans a GOP Senate leader’s comment that he’d oppose saving teachers’ jobs even if paid for by offsetting cuts because “I don’t believe that’s an emergency in any way, shape or form.” As the White House points out, Democrats also have passed legislation preventing tobacco companies from marketing to children, a credit card rights act protecting consumers from surprise interest changes and major increases in military pay and veterans services. Financial services reform has passed both chambers and is on its way to enactment. When that’s done, according to The New York Times’s David Leonhardt, “Congress and the White House (will) have completed 16 months of activity that rival any other since the New Deal in scope or ambition. “Like the Reagan Revolution or Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, the new progressive period has the makings of a generational shift in how Washington operates.” So, Democrats have something — actually, a lot — to sell this November. And Republicans, so far, have next to nothing that anybody knows about. And, to underscore the point, the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows that while only 35 percent of voters have a favorable impression of Congressional Democrats, only 20 percent think well of Republicans. Morton Kondracke is executive editor of Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill.

By Bruce Tinsley

The Ardmoreite, Wednesday, June 2, 2010





Sales are booming for clinical strength diet pill Participants in clinical study lost an average of 5 times more weight without additional exercise or diets; 48-hour time limit now in place By K. Tedeschi

Universal Media Syndicate

(UMS) – Over 10 million doses have been shipped to dieters so far, and sales continue to climb every day for the diet supplement called Apatrim®. “We knew we had a great product, but it’s even exceeded our expectations,” said Ken Geis, Manager of Call Center Operations for PatentHEALTH the company that developed the clinically tested weight loss supplement. “People just keep placing orders, it’s been pretty amazing,” he said. But a closer look at this weight loss sensation suggests that maybe the company shouldn’t have been caught off guard by its success. There are some very good reasons for Apatrim’s surging popularity. To begin with, the clinical test results were very impressive. Participants taking Apatrim’s active ingredient as directed lost an average of 400% more weight than those taking a placebo during the 4-week U.S. clinical study. These remarkable results were achieved without additional exercise or diets.1* Apatrim comes from a natural edible plant source. It’s safe, as well as easy to use. This weight loss supplement can actually begin working the very first day. And since researchers believe Apatrim works to suppress appetite, most people can eat what they want and still lose weight.* “By suppressing their appetite, most people will consume fewer calories which can lead to weight loss,” said Dr. Joseph Dietz, Director of Health Science, Research & Development for PatentHEALTH. “Consumers should always keep in mind that there is no substitute for proper diet and exercise when it comes to losing weight.”* Impressive clinical results Apatrim’s active ingredient has a known ability to help control hunger pangs. This allows people to eat the foods they want and always seem to be craving because they’ll just want to eat less.* The U.S. clinical study was conducted in Los Angeles. The study included healthy, overweight individuals between the ages of 31 and 73. The caloric intake and level of exercise was not disclosed. The participants were instructed not to change the food they were eating and not to add any exercise. Specifically, no changes to their daily routine; just take the recommended dosage 30 min-

N POPULAR PILL: Allison Garwood (front) and Renee Pellegrini pick up a bottle of the breakthrough weight loss supplement called Apatrim® at

the pharmacy. An amazing 100% of the participants in the U.S. clinical trial got results taking Apatrim and its popularity is soaring.2 Consumers can call 1-866-964-2349 to have Apatrim shipped directly to their homes.

utes before lunch and dinner. While we all know that no diet pill works for everyone, a remarkable 100% of the participants taking Apatrim as directed either lost weight or inches off of their waistline during the 4 week clinical study. Those losing weight lost an average of 5 times more than study participants who were taking the placebo pills.2* Some participants experienced fabulous results, losing as much as 8 lbs and up to 2 inches off their waistline. These amazing results were achieved without changes in lifestyle. All they did was take the pills as instructed.2* Professional support Industry trends along with professional’s support in the weight loss and fitness industries indicate that Apatrim is the real thing. This amazing pill is being recommended to companies and clients across the country. Mark Loy, a personal trainer has had some of his clients use Apatrim with great success.3 “When I’m working with my clients I can control what they’re eating,” said Loy. “But when they leave they’re on their own and that’s when the tendency to cheat comes into play,” he continued. “I heard about Apatrim so I checked out the facts then decided to try it as a part of my training program,” Loy said. “It’s really helped some of my clients to control their eating. I’ve watched people get some amaz-

ing results while taking Apatrim,” said Loy. “Sign me up, I’m a believer.”2 Dr. Joseph Dietz was impressed with the quality of the clinical trials as well as the U.S. patent (#7,060,308). This patent protects the proprietary method of extracting the active ingredient. This process is what the developing scientists believe is the key to the active ingredient’s effectiveness. “When I read the clinical results, the U.S. patent and all of the other scientific support I immediately knew we needed to use this weight loss compound,” said

Dietz. “The results are real; Apatrim is a great product that’s been shown to help people lose weight.”* Where to get it All of the national retail pharmacies including CVS/pharmacy and Walgreens have placed orders for Apatrim. There have been some reports of out-of-stocks, so to make it easier for people to get it right away a Regional Health Hotline has been put in place for the next 48 hours. Starting at 8:00am today, all consumers have to do is call

1-866-964-2349 and ask for Dept. AP9249; orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. “For those people who call the hotline to have Apatrim shipped directly to their homes, we guarantee they’ll get product and they can also qualify for a direct-tohome discount,” said Ken Geis. “But this discount is only available through the hotline for the next 48 hours,” he said. So for those who choose not to call or miss the deadline you may have to pay more for Apatrim or possibly run the risk of not finding it at the drug store. N

Here’s how to guarantee you get it: To make it easy for people to get Apatrim quickly, the company has set up a Regional Health Hotline. Follow the instructions listed below to have Apatrim shipped directly to your home or you can check your local drug store to see if they have it in stock. For consumers who call the hotline, advise the operator that you want Apatrim shipped directly to your home so they can see if you qualify for the direct-to-home shipping discount.

Regional Health Hotline; 48 hours only Consumers can begin calling promptly at 8:00am today. The hotline will be available for the next 48 hours. Call 1-866-964-2349 and ask for Dept. AP9249. All orders will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Retail Pharmacies: National chains across the country that have ordered Apatrim include CVS/pharmacy and Walgreens. All of these chains have confirmed that they have received their initial shipments of Apatrim and are working to make certain they have stock available. Consumers not able to find Apatrim at their local pharmacies can call the hotline and have it delivered directly to their homes. You may also qualify for a special discount.

On the web:

©2010 PatentHEALTH, LLC P5063A OF10929R-1

1. Primary study based on 26 participants over a 4-week period. Participants were directed not to add any exercise or change eating habits. Participants level of caloric intake and exercise were not measured or disclosed. 2. Individual results may vary. 3. Mark Loy is a personal trainer and fitness consultant to PatentHEALTH, he is remunerated for his services. *THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.

Drug stores load up with powerful joint pill Sales skyrocketing; news of its amazing results spread across the U.S. By G.W. Napier Universal Media Syndicate

UMS - Consumers can’t seem to get enough of it and drug stores are selling it as fast as they can get it. “Unbelievable, that’s all I can say,” said Darla Miller, Operations Manager for PatentHEALTH the company that developed the breakthrough joint supplement. Miller was referring to the fact that in just one day a drug store chain sold 2,000 bottles of the powerful joint health supplement called Trigosamine®. “We’ve already shipped over 500,000 bottles of Trigosamine and sales just keep growing, it’s been crazy,” said Miller. Scientists have developed this amazing oral tablet that doesn’t require a prescription and is taken only once a day. It’s so impressive that one key ingredient has the ability to retain fluid up to 1000 times its own weight; this helps increase lubrication for the joints allowing them to move with ease.* Trigosamine’s key ingredient is Hyaluronate also called HA-13 which is the building block of “natural joint fluid,” medically known

as synovial fluid. This joint fluid reduces friction in the joints allowing for effortless motion. It not only lubricates the joints, but it also acts as a comfortable shock absorber. “As we age, the body’s natural production of this fluid declines and this can force the bones in our joints to grind together which can result in nagging discomfort,” said Dr. Joseph Dietz.1 “Using Trigosamine is like taking a can of oil and applying it directly to your joints,” said Dr. Dietz.* Trigosamine combines HA-13 with the essential blend of glucosamine and chondroitin which have been clinically shown to help build healthy cartilage in the joints allowing for increased flexibility and range

of motion.* A clinical study conducted by the United States government found that glucosamine and chondroitin, similar to those found in Trigosamine, had a 79.2% effective rate for those with moderate to severe joint discomfort.2* But it’s the results that make this joint supplement so impressive. “We get messages from consumers all the time telling us how great Trigosamine works for them,” said Miller. “Everybody wants it,” added Miller. “CVS/pharmacy, Rite Aid and Walgreens were one of the first ones to order Trigosamine and they’ve loaded up their shelves. We’ve received reports that show they have some inven-

tory left,” said Miller. “And to make it easier for people who can’t find Trigosamine or don’t want to go to the store, we’ve set up a National Order Hotline so they can have it delivered directly to their home,” said Miller. “We’ll be offering a direct delivery discount for the next 72 hours, and consumers should know they can’t get this discount at drug stores,” she added. Otherwise those living in the local area that miss the deadline won’t be able get the discount. They’ll have to go to their local drug store to try and get Trigosamine and may be hard pressed to find it. N

N HEALTHY JOINTS: X-rays reveal joints that have the proper amounts of synovial fluid to lubricate the joints. HA-13, one of Trigosamine’s key ingredients is a component of synovial fluid.

Or, visit us online at:

Local Readers Discount Deadline You may be able to find Trigosamine at CVS/pharmacy, Rite Aid and Walgreens since they have received shipments. If you want Trigosamine shipped directly to your home and would like the local readers discount, call the National Order Hotline listed below before the 72-hour deadline expires. Otherwise you’ll have to get Trigosamine at the drug store and may run the risk of not being able to find it.

Begin Calling at 8:00AM TODAY 1-800-924-2109 Approval Code: TG13649 Discount Ends in 72 hours

1. Dr. Joseph Dietz, PhD currently conducts full time research for PatentHEALTH, LLC. as Director of Health Science, Research Development. 2. Statements herein are based upon published public information and do not imply affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement of Trigosamine by the United States Government. * THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.

N ALMOST GONE: Sales of the joint pill Trigosamine are soaring which could lead to out of stocks as shown in this photo illustration. Consumers unable to find it can call 1-800-924-2109 and have it shipped directly to their homes.


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Federer’s semifinal streak snapped


Ardmore’s Payne leads area All-Stars

— French Open, 13A

— Golf, 12A

Sports ▼ Rangers Baseball

▼ Cowboys Football

Slump over: Texas socks Chicago n Rangers n White Sox

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CHICAGO — Ian Kinsler had two hits and drove in three runs and Craig Gentry hit a two-run single to lead the Texas Rangers to a 9-6 comeback victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Josh Hamilton and David Murphy each had three hits for the Rangers, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Rangers starter Rich Harden (3-1) hung around long enough to get the victory, allowing four runs on seven hits. He struck out one and allowed three walks. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle (3-6) couldn’t hold on to an early 4-0 lead. Buehrle was tagged for four runs on four hits in the sixth inning.

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant makes a catch during OTA practice at the team’s training facility in Irving on Tuesday.

Carlos Quentin homered for Chicago.

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Holland put on 15-day DL

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Rangers pinch hitter Justin Smoak watches his single that scored Josh Hamilton during the seventh inning against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. Rangers reliever Frank Francisco struck out the side in order in the seventh and Darren Oliver struck out two for a perfect eighth inning. But closer Neftali Feliz loaded the bases in the ninth

with one out before getting Alexei Ramirez to popout and Omar Vizquel to fly to center for his 14th save in 16 opportunities. Justin Smoak also had a pinch-hit RBI single and a solo home run for Texas.

CHICAGO — The Rangers placed left-handed starter Derek Holland on the 15-day disabled list with mild inflammation in his left rotator cuff and recalled righthander Pedro Strop from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday. Holland left after only two innings in his start against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday and was examined Dr. Keith Meister on Monday. In four starts and one relief appearance this season Holland is 2-1 with a 4.19 ERA since being called up on May 12. Strop, who will be used out of the bullpen, spent one day with the Rangers this season without making an appearance. He was 0-1 with five saves and 1.74 ERA IRVING (AP) — Dez for Oklahoma in 17 relief appear- Bryant sat at his locker ances. Monday afternoon talk— The Associated Press ing about his day — about

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Bryant proving the doubters wrong

▼ Golf

A Nation’s pride on display

making a diving catch of a pass from Tony Romo, about cartwheeling into the end zone at the end of a high-stepping punt return, and about being wooed by shoe companies eager to have him wearing their gear. Then came a big smile, and a big understatement. “I’m having a lot of fun out there,” he said. “I’m having a lot of fun with everything. “I’m enjoying everything. I feel comfortable. I feel like I’ve been here a long time. I haven’t had this feeling in a long time. I feel like I’m 100 percent back.” Bryant is the Dallas Cowboys’ prized rookie, a receiver they thought was among the best handful of guys available in the draft but were able to snag with the 24th pick because of questions about his maturity and background. The Cowboys did their homework and came away convinced everyone else had him pegged wrong. They traded up to get him, then team owner Jerry

Jones added to the hype by giving him No. 88, the jersey worn by Hall of Famer Michael Irvin and, a generation earlier, by Drew Pearson. So far, Bryant is living up to expectations. He’s already working out with the first team, getting passes thrown his way in a threereceiver alignment alongside Miles Austin and Roy Williams, plus star tight end Jason Witten. “It’s crazy — just a lot of weapons at one time on the field,” Bryant said. “It’s going to be hard to stop. ... It’s exciting to be able to be out there with those guys. I felt like coach put me out there for a reason. They’re trying to get me to learn everything as soon as possible. I’m doing a good job and it’s just great.” He’s got plenty to learn, and he knows it. Like that diving catch he made; he had to leave his feet because he was in the wrong place. “(Romo) said, ‘Good catch,’ but I ran the route a little deep,” Bryant said. “He just told me to flatten it down. If he wants me to go deeper, he’ll put the ball See BRYANT, 12A

▼ Big 12 Football

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Madeline Jack of Sulphur watches her drive from the 18th tee during the Native American Junior Open at Lakeview Golf Course on Tuesday.

Youth playing for more at Native American Junior Open By Erik K. Horne

A chance to represent a nation was on the line at Lakeview Golf Course. Youth golfers took their swings at the Native American Junior Open on Tuesday with a spot on the Chickasaw Nation national team at stake. In its third year of existence, the Native American Junior Open is open to kids ages seven to 18 from all tribes, but only Chickasaws are eligible for the national tournament team, which will play in nationals at WinStar Golf Course in Thackerville at a date to be determined.

The top five 12 and older golfers from both boys and girls competition qualify for the team, which will play other tribes from across the nation. “From what I understand, we have one of the largest groups,” Chickasaw Nation Camps and Events Coordinator Colt Digby said. “I think we’re only going to grow. We have kids from Oklahoma City, Yukon and Weatherford.” Two Tishomingo golfers led the standings in the 12 and older group after Tuesday. Tyler McCollom shot at 72 to lead the boys and Maggie Mc-

Brayer paced the girls with a 92. Each finished in the top 11 at the Class 2A state tournament. The Chicaksaw Nation team won’t be determined until all the registered participants have finished their qualifying rounds. About half of the field is still in school and couldn’t play Tuesday. Digby said once it’s finalized, the team will play the Red Earth tournament in Oklahoma City as a warm-up before the national tournament. The national tournament has been played at WinStar for the last two years. With 14 camps, Digby

said the Chickasaw Nation is busy this summer, but is working to create other sports teams for youth interested in representing the Chickasaw Nation. “Right now it’s just golf, but we’d like to branch out and eventually have other teams if possible,” said Digby, in his first year with the tournament. “It’s great for kids to get out and experience tournament play at a young age. “It’s a good thing — that’s all I’ve heard from the parents.” Erik K. Horne 221-6522

Ndamukong Suh’s alma mater Nebraska is a target of Big Ten conference expansion.

Keeping it together Big 12 meetings call for unity KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — With speculation swirling about Missouri and Nebraska being targets for possible Big Ten expansion, commissioner Dan Beebe o p e n e d PAGE 12A the Big ■ OU, OSU 12’s spring television games m e e t i n g s announced Tuesday with a plea for staying together. At the same time, Beebe agreed there was little chance the Big 12’s future would be decided before the meetings adjourn on Friday afternoon. No decision by Missouri, Nebraska or anybody else about leaving the conference is expected for several months. “I want to talk frankly about whether there’s a date certain that our in-

stitutions can commit to the conference so that we know who’s on board as we go forward,” Beebe told a news conference. He said he hopes to get long-term commitments from his members before the meetings close Friday. “I don’t know if that’s realistic,” he said. Beebe and others such as Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins will be urging that the conference remain intact. “We have described the fact that we have a great conference that has provided a lot of benefit to all our institutions,” said Beebe. “I think we have a tremendous group of institutions that have benefited greatly (from the Big 12).” The Big Ten, enriched by its own cable network, has indicated it is looking into adding teams and said in See BIG 12, 12A



The Ardmoreite, Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Scoreboard Baseball


AMERICAN LEAGUE East W L Pct GB Tampa Bay 35 18 .660 — New York 32 20 .615 2½ Toronto 31 23 .574 4½ Boston 30 23 .566 5 Baltimore 15 37 .288 19½ Central W L Pct GB Minnesota 31 20 .608 — Detroit 26 25 .510 5 Chicago 22 29 .431 9 Kansas City 22 31 .415 10 Cleveland 19 31 .380 11½ West W L Pct GB Texas 27 24 .529 — Oakland 28 25 .528 — Los Angeles 26 28 .481 2½ Seattle 19 31 .380 7½ ——— Monday’s Late Game Minnesota 5, Seattle 4

(Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Thursday Boston at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m. Sunday Boston vs. L.A. Lakers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 8 L.A. Lakers at Boston, 8 p.m. Thursday, June 10 L.A. Lakers at Boston, 8 p.m. Sunday, June 13 x-L.A. Lakers at Boston, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 x-Boston at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m. Thursday, June 17 x-Boston vs. L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m.

MLB Glance

Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 3, Baltimore 1 Cleveland 3, Detroit 2 Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 6 Boston 9, Oakland 4 Kansas City 6, L.A. Angels 3 Texas 9, Chicago White Sox 6 Minnesota at Seattle, (n) Today’s Games Baltimore (Bergesen 3-3) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 6-1), 6:05 p.m. Cleveland (Carmona 4-3) at Detroit (Galarraga 1-1), 6:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 7-2) at Toronto (Marcum 5-1), 6:07 p.m. Oakland (Sheets 2-3) at Boston (Matsuzaka 3-2), 6:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Kazmir 3-5) at Kansas City (Davies 4-3), 7:10 p.m. Texas (Feldman 2-5) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 2-5), 7:10 p.m. Minnesota (Slowey 6-3) at Seattle (Cl.Lee 3-2), 9:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Atlanta 30 22 Philadelphia 28 23 Florida 27 26 New York 26 26 Washington 26 27 Central W L Cincinnati 31 22 St. Louis 30 23 Chicago 24 29 Pittsburgh 22 31 Milwaukee 21 31 Houston 18 34 West W L San Diego 31 20 Los Angeles 29 22 San Francisco 27 23 Colorado 27 24 Arizona 20 32 ——— Monday’s Late Games L.A. Dodgers 5, Arizona 4 San Diego 18, N.Y. Mets 6

Pct GB .577 — .549 1½ .509 3½ .500 4 .491 4½ Pct GB .585 — .566 1 .453 7 .415 9 .404 9½ .346 12½ Pct GB .608 — .569 2 .540 3½ .529 4 .385 11½

Tuesday’s Games Pittsburgh 3, Chicago Cubs 2 Florida 6, Milwaukee 4 Atlanta 7, Philadelphia 3 Houston 8, Washington 7 Cincinnati 9, St. Louis 8 N.Y. Mets at San Diego, (n) Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, (n) Colorado at San Francisco, (n) Today’s Games Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 3-2) at Atlanta (D.Lowe 7-4), 12:05 p.m. Arizona (E.Jackson 3-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Monasterios 2-0), 2:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 4-2) at San Diego (Richard 4-3),5:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 1-3) at Pittsburgh (Duke 3-5), 6:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 5-2) at Florida (Volstad 3-6), 6:10 p.m. Washington (Lannan 2-2) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 2-7), 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati (LeCure 1-0) at St. Louis (Carpenter 6-1), 7:15 p.m. Colorado (Francis 1-1) at San Francisco (Cain 3-4), 9:15 p.m.

Area Calendar 1, Maggie McBrayer 92; 2, Rachel Wainscott 96; 3, Katelyn Snipes-Cohee 98 11 and under (nine holes) 1, Stormy Randazzo 54; 2, Alivia McCuan 63; 3, Stewart McCuan 68

NBA Finals

WNBA Glance

EASTERN Atlanta Connecticut Washington New York Indiana Chicago WESTERN Seattle Phoenix San Antonio Tulsa Minnesota Los Angeles

W L Pct 6 1 .857 3 2 .600 4 3 .571 2 2 .500 2 3 .400 2 4 .333 W L Pct 6 1 .857 2 3 .400 2 3 .400 2 3 .400 2 5 .286 1 4 .200 ——— Tuesday’s Games Minnesota 92, Phoenix 82 Seattle 90, Atlanta 72


Stanley Cup Finals

GB — 2 2 2½ 3 3½ GB — 3 3 3 4 4

Today No games scheduled Thursday’s Games San Antonio at Indiana, 6 p.m.


Arena Football League Glance

NATIONAL CONFERENCE Midwest W L T Pct PF PA Milwaukee 6 2 0 .750 522 445 Chicago 6 2 0 .750 446 415 Iowa 3 4 0 .429 357 378 Cleveland 3 5 0 .375 465 460 West W L T Pct PF PA Spokane 6 2 0 .750 551 454 Arizona 4 3 0 .571 446 433 Utah 1 6 0 .143 334 456 AMERICAN CONFERENCE Southwest W L T Pct PF PA Tulsa 5 3 0 .625 504 469 Oklahoma City 3 5 0 .375 452 480 Bossier-S’port 2 6 0 .250 433 502 Dallas 1 6 0 .143 357 417 South W L T Pct PF PA Jacksonville 6 2 0 .750 441 395 Tampa Bay 4 3 0 .571 388 383 Alabama 4 4 0 .500 431 418 Orlando 3 4 0 .429 364 386 ——— Friday’s Games Utah at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. Jacksonville at Chicago, 7 p.m. Bossier-Shreveport at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Oklahoma City at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Orlando at Tulsa, 7 p.m. Alabama at Iowa, 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Arizona, 9:30 p.m.

Golf Native American Junior Open

At Lakeview GC Tuesday BOYS (top 3) 12 and older 1, Tyler McCollom 72; 2, Brock Bell 78; 3, Chris McClendon 85 11 and under (nine holes) 1, Logan Mathews 43; 2, Traven Bagley 60; 3, Kiefer Stewart 67 GIRLS (top 3) 12 and older

(Best-of-7; all games at 7 p.m.; x-if necessary) Saturday, May 29 Chicago 6, Philadelphia 5 Monday Chicago 2, Philadelphia 1 Today Chicago at Philadelphia, Chicago leads series 2-0 Friday Chicago at Philadelphia Sunday, June 6 x-Philadelphia at Chicago Wednesday, June 9 x-Chicago at Philadelphia Friday, June 11 x-Philadelphia at Chicago

MLS Glance W 6 5 5 3 2 2 2 2 W 9 6 5 5 5 2 3 3

L 1 4 5 6 3 5 5 8 L 0 3 3 3 5 2 5 7

T Pts 2 20 1 16 0 15 2 11 4 10 2 8 1 7 0 6 T Pts 2 29 1 19 1 16 1 16 1 16 6 12 3 12 1 10

GF 14 15 11 13 12 9 10 7 GF 18 21 13 10 16 11 9 13

Sunday Game 11 — Game 5 winner vs. Game 9 winner, noon Game 12 — Game 6 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 2 p.m. x-Game 13 — Game 11 winner vs. Game 11 loser, 6 p.m. x-Game 14 — Game 12 winner vs. Game 12 loser, 8 p.m. NOTE: If only one game is necessary, it will be played at 6 p.m. Championship Series (Best-of-3) Monday, June 7: Game 1, 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 8: Game 2, 6 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 9: Game 3, 6 p.m.

Tennis French Open: How They Fared

Soccer EASTERN Columbus Toronto FC New York New England Chicago Kansas City Philadelphia D.C. WESTERN Los Angeles Real Salt Lake San Jose Colorado Houston FC Dallas Seattle Chivas USA

Game 10 — Game 6 loser vs. Game 8 winner, 8 p.m.

GA 8 14 15 17 13 13 17 20 GA 2 11 10 7 13 11 14 17

NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie.


Today’s Games Houston at New York, 6:30 p.m. Columbus at San Jose, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Games Columbus at Colorado, 1 p.m. Houston at Los Angeles, 2 p.m. Kansas City at Toronto FC, 3 p.m. Real Salt Lake at D.C. United, 6:30 p.m. Chivas USA at New York, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at FC Dallas, 7:30 p.m. New England at Seattle FC, 9:30 p.m.


Women’s College World Series

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Thursday Game 1 — Missouri (51-11) vs. Hawaii (49-14), noon Game 2 — UCLA (45-11) vs. Florida (488), 2:30 p.m. Game 3 — Arizona (48-11) vs. Tennessee (47-13), 6 p.m. Game 4 — Georgia (48-11) vs. Washington (50-7), 8:30 p.m. Friday Game 5 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 6 p.m. Game 6 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 8 p.m. Saturday Game 7 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 11 a.m. Game 8 — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 1 p.m. Game 9 — Game 5 loser vs. Game 7 winner, 6 p.m.

Tuesday At Stade Roland Garros Paris Purse: $21.1 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Clay-Outdoor SINGLES MEN Quarterfinals Robin Soderling (5), Sweden, def. Roger Federer (1), Switzerland, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. Tomas Berdych (15), Czech Republic, def. Mikhail Youzhny (11), Russia, 6-3, 6-1, 6-2. WOMEN Quarterfinals Francesca Schiavone (17), Italy, def. Caroline Wozniacki (3), Denmark, 6-2, 6-3. Elena Dementieva (5), Russia, def. Nadia Petrova (19), Russia, 2-6, 6-2, 6-0. DOUBLES

MEN Quarterfinals Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic, and Leander Paes (3), India, def. Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski (8), Poland, 6-1, 6-3. Julian Knowle, Austria, and Andy Ram (10), Israel, def. Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares, Brazil, 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-0. Wesley Moodie, South Africa, and Dick Norman (4), Belgium, def. Marc Lopez and Pere Riba, Spain, 6-1, 6-4. Daniel Nestor, Canada, and Nenad Zimonjic (2), Serbia, def. Lukasz Kubot, Poland, and Oliver Marach (6), Austria, 7-5, 6-3. WOMEN Quarterfinals Nuria Llagostera Vives and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (2), Spain, def. Monica Niculescu, Romania, and Shahar Peer, Israel, 6-2, 6-4. Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic, and Katarina Srebotnik (12), Slovenia, def. Alona and Kateryna Bondarenko, Ukraine, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

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▼ Big 12 Football

TV games for OU, OSU announced OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State’s 2010 season opener against Washington State will be televised on Fox Sports Network. The Big 12 Conference announced Tuesday that the Cowboys will play host to Washington State Sept. 4 in a 5 p.m. game in Stillwater. Oklahoma State’s game against Texas A&M is set for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30 on ESPN, and the Cow-

boys’ game against Louisiana-Lafayette is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 8 on ESPN2. The Bedlam matchup between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State is set for Nov. 27 on ABC. On Sept. 11, the Sooners’ game against Florida State in Norman is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on ABC. Oklahoma’s Sept. 18 game against Air Force also is set for 1:30 p.m. in Nor-

man and will air on FSN.

LUBBOCK — Former Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach can move forward with a lawsuit claiming breach of contract over his firing, which followed allegations of player mistreatment, a judge ruled Tuesday. State District Judge William C. Sowder struck down Texas Tech’s claim of sovereign immunity from

the breach of conduct claim. But Sowder upheld the university’s sovereign immunity against the lawsuit’s other claims, which included libel, slander and violation of Texas’ Whistleblower Act. The university fired Leach on Dec. 30, two days after suspending him amid allegations he mistreated a player with a concussion. Leach has denied mistreating Adam James and suspects an $800,000 bonus he was to have received Dec. 31 was the reason he was fired. — The Associated Press

BIG 12

$20 million each. Adding to the Big 12’s distress are reports that Colorado could be looking at the Pac-10 and Texas might be checking out other options. “I would be negligent if I wasn’t looking at what possibilities there are for any scenario that might exist,” Beebe said. “We’re not doing anything outward, but inwardly we’re doing a lot of research in case there might be any change in the whole landscape. We’re not just sitting there and waiting for the best possible outcome for us. We’re looking at all possible outcomes.”

Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne and Missouri’s Mike Alden both said only that the first day went well. “We had a very productive meeting,” said Osborne. Texas, the richest and most powerful Big 12 member, remains the lynchpin of the entire league. The other 10 schools could probably work something out if Nebraska and Missouri left. But if the Longhorns pull up stakes, it could prove devastating to the league. “You’ve known me for very long, I am not hanging back,” Texas athletic

director DeLoss Dodds said. “I’m not waiting to see what other people are going to do. I’m going to know what our options are, so that’s not going to change. My hope is that the Big 12 survives and you and I retire knowing it’s a great conference. It’s been very viable, and if it stays in place, it will continue to be very viable.” Dodds noted that Texas was not the one that started realignment talk. “If we need to finish it, we’ll finish it,” he said. “We’re going to be a player in whatever happens.”

lifestyle that bubbled up before and after the draft. He got so frustrated, he shut down his Twitter account. In another indication of how much fun he’s having and how comfortable he is, Bryant expects to be tweeting again any day now. That might not be such a great idea considering how much he’s still being scrutinized. Bryant already has made headlines for struggling to keep down breakfast at his very first practice with the Cowboys, for going home last week with food poisoning and for a slight hip pointer.

On Monday, he answered questions about whether he might be jeopardizing his health by dunking in a charity basketball game. “It is surprising,” he said of all the interest surrounding his every move. “It’s like, ‘Are you serious?’ But it’s all right, it’s cool. That’s how it is.” So he’s OK with it? “It’s something that’s not even on my mind,” he said. “It’s not even the last thing — it’s off my mind.” Besides, he has other things to think about, from learning the playbook to deciding which shoe company to represent. His dazzling talent, big

smile and projection as a star-in-the-making for America’s Team has several fighting to sign him. Under Armour’s latest pitch came Monday in the form of a visit from Eric Ogbogu, the former Cowboys defensive end best known as the star of the TV commercials during which he proclaims, “We must protect this house!” “It’s a business,” Bryant said, his voice reflecting far less enthusiasm than when he was talking football. “In a way, it’s kind of fun. In a way, it’s kind of not.”

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December it would take 12-18 months for the conference to decide what it is going to do. Last year, Big 12 schools divided between $7 million and $12 million depending on how many appearances they made on regional and national TV. That means Texas usually pockets the biggest share, with the likes of Missouri lagging behind. Meanwhile, Big Ten schools share equally and came away with more than

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out there for me to go deep. I’m glad it’s practice and not the game.” Bryant has rarely had problems on the field. It’s away that trouble usually surfaces. At Oklahoma State, he missed most of his junior year for lying to the NCAA about time he’d spent with Deion Sanders. There have been questions about other people he’s chosen to surround himself with, and there were various questions about his mother’s

Judge OKs Leach suit vs. Texas Tech


American Legion baseball Lawton at Ardmore, Lone Grove HS, 6 p.m. MLB Texas at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.


American Legion baseball Oklahoma City Brassfield at Ardmore (one nine-inning game), Lone Grove HS, 6 p.m. MLB Texas at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.


MLB Tampa Bay at Texas, 7:05 p.m.

WNBA Minnesota at Tulsa, 7 p.m.

Saturday American Legion baseball Okmulgee Twins at Ardmore (two seven-inning games), Lone Grove HS, noon MLB Tampa Bay at Texas, 7:05 p.m. WNBA Tulsa at Chicago, 7 p.m.

Sunday MLB Tampa Bay at Texas, 2:05 p.m.

On The Air Today GOLF Noon TGC — The Memorial Skins Game, at Dublin, Ohio MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. FS OKLAHOMA — Texas at Chicago White Sox ESPN — Cincinnati at St. Louis

NHL PLAYOFFS 7 p.m. VERSUS — Stanley Cup Finals, Chicago at Philadelphia, Game 3 TENNIS 11 a.m. ESPN2 — French Open, men’s quarterfinals, at Paris

▼ Golf

Ardmore’s Payne fifth at All-Star tournament Ardmore High’s Trey Payne shot a 2-under 142 to place fifth at the Oklahoma High School AllStar tournament at John Conrad Golf Course in Oklahoma City on Sunday and Monday. Payne, an Oklahoma Christian signee, shot 70 and 72 over two days, tying him with two others for fifth. Jackson Ogle shot a 7-under 137 for the tournament win. Austen Fuller (6-under 138), Taylor Williams (4-under 140) and Zach Tucker (3under 141) rounded out the top five. Seth Morgan and Davis Rison, also of Ardmore, placed 23rd and 25th, respectively, in the field of 39. Players who finished in the top 15 in their respective classes at the state tournament qualified for the All-Star event. Tyler McCollom and Luke Coppedge of Tishomingo placed 33rd and 38th, respectively. In the girls tourna-

ment, Ashton Gores of Plainview shot a 84-87— 171 for 26th place. Maggie McBrayer of Tishomingo was 35th at 97-93—190. Jade Scaggs of Westmoore was the individual champion, shooting at 3under 141.

OSU’s Hedwall wins Honda Sports Award NEW YORK — Caroline Hedwall of Oklahoma State has won the Honda Sports Award for golf. The sophomore is this year’s NCAA individual champion. A native of Loddekopinge, Sweden, Hedwall tied the NCAA scoring record by shooting 12 under at the NCAA championships. She beat three other nominees: Auburn junior Cydney Clayton, Arizona State freshman Jennifer Johnson and Southern California sophomore Jennifer Song. The Honda Award is given annually to the top female athlete in each of 12 NCAA sports. — From staff and wire reports


LeBron: Cavs have edge in free agency CLEVELAND — One month from the start of the NBA’s free agency frenzy, LeBron James has handicapped his field of suitors. The Cleveland Cavaliers lead the pack. In his first interview since the Cavs’ season ended with a shocking, second-round loss to Boston, James told CNN’s Larry King that Cleveland has “an edge” to re-sign him when the greatest collection of free agents in league history hits the open market on July 1. King, who interviewed James at the two-time MVP’s home near Akron on Tuesday, asked the superstar if Cleveland has “an edge going in?” “Absolutely,” James said in a portion of the interview released by the network. “Because, you know, this city, these fans, I mean, have given me a lot in these seven years. And, you know, for me, it’s comfortable. So I’ve got a lot of memories here. And so it does have an edge.” The interview will air Friday on CNN’s “Larry King Live.”

Kings’ Evans apologizes after driving citation SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento Kings point guard Tyreke Evans is apologizing with a tweet after being cited on suspicion of reckless driving in California. In a Twitter message on Tuesday to his fans, family and the Kings, Evans says he is sorry

for “bad decision making” and has learned his lesson. Evans was cited and released by the California Highway Patrol on Monday. The air unit spotted the NBA’s Rookie of the Year driving a 2010 black Mercedes S550 at more than 100 mph on Interstate 80. The CHP says officers will review air patrol video to see if more charges will be filed. CHP spokeswoman Lizz Dutton says Evans was cooperative and wasn’t driving impaired. He’s due in court in August.

D-Wade settles four court cases MIAMI — Dwyane Wade took a chair in the juror’s box, his attorney seated on his left, one of the people who were suing him for $25 million to his right, smiles all around. Moments after settling a breach-of-contract suit brought by two former partners in a failed restaurant deal, Wade — along with the plaintiffs, the jurors, even the judge — headed to the jury box, posing for a team photo. Wade was relieved, with good reason. “I think we wanted to show how excited we were and how appreciative we were to the jury for really sticking it out,” Wade said. Also settled: A charter school deal and an antitrust suit over memorabilia sales, one that could have cost him $90 million alone. No settlement terms were disclosed, but this much was certain: —Wade was thrilled by the amount of money he paid in the settlements, and there were hints the amount was less than $1 million. —Above all else, Wade was relieved the four cases were over with a few strokes of a pen. — The Associated Press


The Ardmoreite, Wednesday, June 2, 2010


▼ French Open

Soderling shocks Federer in 4 PARIS (AP) — His French Open reign suddenly over, his record streak of 23 consecutive Grand Slam semifinals done, too, Roger Federer paused briefly as he trudged off court at dusk, acknowledging the fans’ applause with a polite smile and a quick wave. He’s certainly not used to bidding adieu so soon. Bothered by the pouring rain and his big-hitting foe, the top-seeded Federer wasted a lead and plenty of openings Tuesday, succumbing to No. 5 Robin Soderling of Sweden 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros. If Soderling’s name sounds familiar, it’s because he stunned four-time champion Rafael Nadal in the French Open’s fourth round last year, before losing to Federer in the final. For the first time in six years, the men’s semifinals at a major tennis tournament will not involve 16-

time Grand Slam champion Federer. “They all come to an end at some stage. You hope they don’t happen, but they do. It was a great run,” Federer said, before injecting a little humor by adding with a wry smile: “Now I’ve got the quarterfinal streak going, I guess.” Look at it this way: Federer had won 117 matches in a row — 117! — in the first five rounds at majors, dating to a loss to Gustavo Kuerten in the third round at the French Open on May 29, 2004 (Federer advanced twice when opponents withdrew). “I mean, I respect everyone, but I’m always — how do you say? — I’m honest enough to myself that I know I can win them all,” said Federer, who would cede his No. 1 ranking if Nadal wins the title. Among the many reasons why Tuesday’s result was so

unexpected is that Federer was 12-0 against Soderling, having won 28 of the 30 sets they’d played. So who, exactly, would have thought Soderling could win three sets in a single day? “Even though I lost so many times, I always have a chance to win,” said the 25year-old Soderling, who’d never been past the third round at a Grand Slam tournament until last year’s French Open. “I always believe that I can win. This is a big win, but it’s not the final. Still have at least one more match to play, and I don’t want to celebrate too much.” That next match will be in Friday’s semifinals against No. 15 Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic. Still, Soderling has every right to relish what he’s already accomplished: He is the first man to beat the French Open defending cham-

pion in consecutive years since another Swede, Mats Wilander, did it in 1984-85. It will be Soderling vs. Berdych, who advanced to his first Grand Slam semifinal by beating No. 11 Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-3, 6-1, 6-2. In Wednesday’s men’s quarterfinals, Nadal meets No. 19 Nicolas Almagro of Spain, and No. 3 Novak Djokovic of Serbia faces No. 22 Jurgen Melzer of Austria. In Tuesday’s women’s quarterfinals, No. 17 Francesca Schiavone gave Italy its first female semifinalist at the French Open since 1954 by knocking off No. 3 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3, 6-2. Schiavone now plays No. 5 Elena Dementieva, who defeated No. 19 Nadia Petrova 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 in an all-Russian quarterfinal.

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Robin Soderling goes up to return the ball to Roger Federer during a quarterfinal match at the French Open in Paris on Tuesday.

▼ Stanley Cup


Reds edge Cardinals for NL Central lead ST. LOUIS — Scott Rolen homered twice and the Cincinnati Reds overcame a rough outing by Johnny Cueto, recovering for a 9-8 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Jonny Gomes’ RBI single and Drew Stubbs’ go-ahead sacrifice fly off Blake Hawksworth put the Reds ahead to stay in the seventh inning after Brendan Ryan’s tworun double put the Cardinals ahead 8-7 the inning before. Joey Votto homered and had four hits, showing no rust from a six-game absence due to a sore neck, and helped the Reds rally after blowing a four-run lead to reclaim first place in the NL Central. The Cardinals won the opener of a three-game series Monday to tie for the lead.

Pirates 3, Cubs 2 PITTSBURGH — Neil Walker hit his first major league home run to put the Pirates ahead in the eighth and Pittsburgh beat the Chicago Cubs for the seventh time this season. Walker, who grew up in Pittsburgh’s suburbs and was the Pirates’ firstround draft choice in 2004, hit a 0-1 pitch from Ted Lilly (1-5) into the seats in the deepest part of the ballpark in left-center with Andrew McCutchen on

in the NL East with a victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. The Braves moved to 1½ games ahead of two-time reigning NL champion Philadelphia with their 17th win in the last 21 games, including seven in a row. They haven’t been in first this late in the season since 2005, the last of their record 14 straight division titles.

Astros 8 Nationals 7

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The Cardinals’ Felipe Lopez, left, is tagged out at home by Reds catcher Ramon Hernandez during the first inning Tuesday in St. Louis. and one out. The Pirates improved to 7-1 against the Cubs this season — they’re 15-30 against everyone else — and have won nine of their past 10 against Chicago overall. Joel Hanrahan (2-1) pitched a perfect top of the eighth and Octavio Dotel worked the ninth for his 12th save in 14 opportunities.

as Florida became the latest team to rough up Trevor Hoffman, sending the Marlins over the Brewers. Hoffman, baseball’s career saves leader, took over with the score 3-all. Chris Coghlan led off with a double and scored on Cantu’s hit, and Ronny Paulino added a two-run single.

Marlins 6 Brewers 4

ATLANTA — Troy Glaus stayed hot with a three-run homer, Tim Hudson pitched six strong innings around a rain delay, and the streaking Atlanta Braves extended with lead

MIAMI — Jorge Cantu hit a goahead double in the seventh inning

Braves 7, Phillies 3

HOUSTON — Lance Berkman singled in two runs with two out in the ninth against NL saves leader Matt Capps as the Houston Astros answered Washington’s late rally with one of their own in a victory Tuesday night. The Nationals grabbed a 7-6 lead with a two-run rally against Houston closer Matt Lidstrom on RBI singles from Roger Bernadina and Ian Desmond. But Pedro Feliz reached on Ryan Zimmerman’s fielding error to start Houston’s ninth. He was sacrificed to second by Kevin Cash and pinch hitter Cory Sullivan’s double off the wall in left field put runners on second and third. Capps (0-2) intentionally walked Michael Bourn to load the bases, but after getting a second out, Berkman drove the ball to left to win it. He finished with five RBIs. — The Associated Press

Tejada’s error costly as Yankees beat Orioles NEW YORK — Miguel Tejada’s two-out, two-run throwing error allowed Javier Vazquez to win a stellar matchup with Brian Matusz, and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 31 Tuesday night. Tejada, playing his first season at third base, fielded Alex Rodriguez’s sharp grounder off reliever David Hernandez in the seventh inning, but his throw to first bounced in the dirt and Ty Wigginton couldn’t stretch far enough to scoop it. Vazquez (4-5) allowed a solo homer to Corey Patterson in the sixth, one of four hits he allowed. He struck out seven in seven innings. Matusz (2-6) gave up six hits and three runs — one earned. Curtis Granderson hit a solo homer in the fifth inning.

Baltimore lost its sixth in a row.

Indians 3, Tigers 2 DETROIT — Russell Branyan and Shin-Soo Choo hit homers, lifting the Indians to a win over the Tigers. Jake Westbrook (3-3) gave up a run on five hits and a walk over 7 2-3 innings. Chris Perez stranded two runners in the eighth by getting Magglio Ordonez to pop up. Kerry Wood gave up an unearned run on Alex Avila’s RBI single after Branyan’s two-out error, letting the Tigers pull within a run before earning his third save in four chances.

Royals 6, Angels 3 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David DeJesus hit a two-run triple, Jose Guillen homered and reliever Robinson Tejeda escaped a jam in the sixth inning, lifting the Royals to a win over the Angels. Brian Bannister (5-3) worked into the sixth inning for his fourth straight win and the bullpen pitched 3 2-3

scoreless innings to end Kansas City’s three-game losing streak. Tejeda got the two biggest outs, stopping the Angels with runners on second and third.

Rays 7 Blue Jays 6 TORONTO — Sean Rodriguez hit a go-ahead, three-run double in a wild ninth inning that featured two ejections and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat Toronto. The Blue Jays led 5-3 to begin the inning, but Carl Crawford drew a oneout walk and stole second. He was nearly picked off second, but ended up at third after Gregg’s throwing error sent the ball into center field. Evan Longoria walked to put runners on the corners for Carlos Pena, who struck out looking after he was denied a timeout call by home plate umpire Angel Hernandez. Rays manager Joe Maddon came out to argue and was ejected by Hernandez. Gregg (0-2) loaded the bases by walking pinch-hitter John Jaso, then

walked in a run before Rodriguez’s bases-clearing double.

Red Sox 9 Athletics 4 BOSTON — Victor Martinez had five hits, including a career-high four doubles — one of them to break a sixth-inning tie after Oakland walked the bases loaded — and the Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Athletics. John Lackey (6-3) spotted the A’s a 4-0 lead before Adrian Beltre hit a three-run homer in the fifth. In the sixth, Bill Hall reached on a leadoff walk and then Darnell McDonald and Marco Scutaro both tried to sacrifice bunt but wound up walking as well. Hall scored to tie it on Dustin Pedroia’s double-play grounder, then Martinez’s line drive one-hopped into the stands to make it 5-4. The Red Sox added a run in the seventh and three in the eighth. Tyson Ross (1-4) took the loss. — The Associated Press


Roethlisberger back with Steelers PITTSBURGH — A slimmed-down Ben Roethlisberger whistled practice passes to his receivers for the first time in five weeks, and a teammate didn’t need to watch video tape to know what he’d just seen. “He’s been working hard at home,” defensive end Brett Keisel said. “He wants to be great this year. So, hopefully, he will.” Even if considerable repair work needs to be done, on the field and off it. The two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback didn’t talk to reporters after practicing Tuesday for the first time since drawing a sixgame suspension April 21 for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. The penalty resulted from a Georgia college student’s

allegation that Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her in a nightclub, and though he does not face criminal charges in the case, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the quarterback’s drinking and carousing failed to meet the league’s expectations for player behavior. Roethlisberger took part in voluntary practices April 19 and 20, but was barred from working out again until he underwent a league-ordered behavioral evaluation and was cleared by Goodell to resume team activities. The commissioner still hasn’t decided if Roethlisberger’s suspension will be reduced to four games. The consensus among Roethlisberger’s teammates: Good to have him back, now let’s move on — even if they

realize that can’t possibly happen for months.

Eagles’ Jackson tears Achilles’ PHILADELPHIA — Eagles defensive back Marlin Jackson has ruptured his right Achilles’ tendon an indoor practice. Jackson, who was competing for a starting spot at free safety, was hurt on Tuesday. An MRI exam revealed the extent of the injury, the team said. A 2005 first-round draft pick by the Indianapolis Colts, Jackson signed a two-year deal with Philadelphia in March. He is coming off a pair of season-ending knee injuries. Jackson missed the second half of 2008 with a torn ACL in his right knee and returned in 2009 before tearing the ACL in his left knee in a November practice. — The Associated Press

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger throws at practice Tuesday.

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Blackhawks right wing Dustin Byfuglien checks Philadelphia Flyers center Ian Laperriere into the boards in the first period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals Monday in Chicago.

Flyers’ hopes on the ropes PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stop me if you’ve heard this before: the Philadelphia Flyers’ Stanley Cup championship hopes are in big trouble. Concern has again enveloped the growing legion of hockey fans who have embraced the orange and black during this most unexpected roller-coaster ride through the NHL playoffs. While the City of Brotherly Love — with its fatalistic attitude toward its sports teams — is worried as the Flyers return following a pair of road losses to the Chicago Blackhawks, there seems to be no reason to panic. After all, this team has been down and nearly all the way out several times along the way and still managed to survive and advance. And Games 3 and 4 will be played Wednesday and Friday in Philadelphia, where the Flyers are 7-1 in these playoffs. That’s one of the only stats currently in the Flyers’ favor. “We’re glad that we’re back home now,” forward Simon Gagne said Tuesday. “Sure, we’re not really happy the way things went in Chicago. We’re down 2-0. “We’ve been there before. We’ve been down 2-0, even 3-0. So it’s not like it’s a new situation for us.” Like a Tony Gwynn or Don Mattingly, who always seemed comfortable at the plate with two strikes against them, the Flyers appear to thrive on the do-or-die pressure. By now they are quite used to it. The Flyers, at least outwardly, show no signs of fear even though only two of 33 teams to lose the first two games of the Stanley Cup finals on the road have rallied to capture the championship. Chicago is also 7-1 away from home in the playoffs. “The Blackhawks did what they were supposed to do and they defended home ice,” defenseman Chris Pronger said. “Now it’s up to us to do the same thing. “Although many of you folk might not give us much of a chance, we’re not too worried about what you guys think. We’re worried about what we think in the locker room. We think we can win.” The Blackhawks came out on the short end after grabbing a 2-0 lead at home in 1971 against Montreal. Last year, Pittsburgh recovered from 2-0 and 3-2 holes to claim the Cup in a rematch with Detroit. Game 3 might just be where the Flyers find their legs and their mojo. Philadelphia can be bolstered by the fact it lost a pair of one-goal decisions that could have gone either way in Chicago — 6-5 and 2-1 — and didn’t play poorly. “We did a great job against Boston, just focusing on the one-game-at-a-time mentality and not look forward at the big picture,” captain Mike Richards said. “Not too many people have done it, but not too many people have come back from 0-3, either. “We’re obviously a confident group. It’s a situation that’s familiar with us.”



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The Ardmoreite, Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tipper Gore

Couple to separate after 40 years NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating after 40 years of marriage that included a White House run when their sunny relationship offered a counterpoint to President Bill Clinton’s philandering. According to an e-mail circulated among the couple’s associates on Tuesday, the Gores said it was “a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration.� Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider confirmed the statement came from the Gores, but declined to comment further. The Gores were telling friends they “grew apart� after 40 years of marriage and there was no affair involved, according to two longtime associated press file photo close associates and family friends, In this Jan. 20, 2009, photo, former Vice President Al Gore and his wife who spoke on the condition of anonymity because it was a personal Tipper, listen to the national anthem at the conclusion of inaugural ceremonies for President Obama in Washington. matter. The associates said the Gores, over Al Gore at the time said his wife time, had carved out separate lives, dral in Washington, crafted an image with the former vice president on as a happily married couple during was “someone I’ve loved with my the road frequently. One of the as- his eight-year stint as vice president whole heart since the night of my sociates said: “Their lives had gotten in the 1990s and a presidential can- high school senior prom.� didate in 2000. The couple famously In a speech to the 2004 Democratmore and more separated.� Al Gore lost the 2000 presiden- exchanged a long kiss during the ic convention, Gore said he wanted to tial election to Republican George 2000 Democratic presidential con- thank “with all my heart my children and grandchildren, and especially W. Bush. He has since campaigned vention. The image of their warm rela- my beloved partner in life, Tipper.� worldwide to draw attention to cliTipper said in a 2000 campaign mate change, which in 2007 led to a tionship stood in sharp contrast to Nobel Peace Prize and an Oscar for the Clinton marriage rocked by Bill interview with The Associated Press the documentary “An Inconvenient Clinton’s affair with White House that Al once gave her a Weedeater intern Monica Lewinsky, a scandal for her birthday but had learned to Truth.� The Gores, who were married on that hung over Gore’s own presiden- be more sensitive over the years and cared about what she wanted. May 19, 1970, at the National Cathe- tial campaign.

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Ted Koppel’s son found dead after bar hopping NEW YORK (AP) — A son of former ABC News anchor Ted Koppel was found dead in an apartment after a day of bar hopping with a man he’d just met, a law enforcement official said Tuesday. A drunken Andrew Koppel, 40, had been placed in a back bedroom of the Manhattan apartment to sleep it off and apparently had been dead at least four hours before anyone realized, said Belinda Caban, who lives in the apartment. He was declared dead around 1:30 a.m. Mon-

day, New York Police Department Detective John Sweeney said. The cause of his death hadn’t been determined, but no evidence indicated criminality, police said. T e d Koppel is the former longtime anchor of Ted Koppel the ABC N e w s show “Nightline.� Andrew Koppel was one of his four children. A telephone call

to the elder Koppel’s publicist wasn’t immediately returned Tuesday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an acquaintance of Ted Koppel, on Tuesday offered his condolences to the Koppel family. “It’s very sad,� Bloomberg said. “I know Ted casually, and I don’t know how anybody deals with losing a child.� Andrew Koppel, who lived in Queens, had been drinking heavily during the day with Russell Wimberly, whom he met at a bar, the law enforcement official said. The official spoke to The

Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation into the death wasn’t completed. Koppel started drinking at Smith’s Bar and Restaurant in Manhattan and went to several other locations with Wimberly, the official said, before winding up at the Washington Heights neighborhood apartment owned by Caban, Wimberly’s friend.

â–ź Briefs Sarah Ferguson tells Winfrey she had been drinking CHICAGO (AP) — Sarah Ferguson says she had been drinking and was “not in my right placeâ€? when she was caught on video offering access to her former husband, Prince Andrew, for $724,000. The Duchess of York made the comments to talk show host Oprah Winfrey in an interview to air Tuesday. The interview was taped Friday in Los Angeles, and excerpts were released Monday by Winfrey’s Harpo Productions. Ferguson tells Winfrey that she’d seen snippets of the video in airports Ferguson but had not “faced the devil in the faceâ€? by watching it in its entirety. But she says she could tell she’d been drinking and was “in the gutter at that moment.â€? Ferguson has apologized for her lapse of judgment and has said she had financial problems.

Artist Louise Bourgeois dies in New York City at 98 NEW YORK (AP) — Artist Louise Bourgeois, whose sculptures exploring women’s deepest feelings on birth, sexuality and death were highly influential on younger artists, died Monday, her studio’s managing director said. She was 98. Bourgeois had continued creating artwork — her latest pieces were finished just last week — before suffering a heart attack Saturday night, said the studio director, Wendy Williams. The artist died at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, where she lived. Bourgeois Working in a wide variety of materials, she tackled themes relating to male and female bodies and emotions of anger, betrayal, even murder. Her work reflected influences of surrealism, primitivism and the early modernist sculptors such as Alberto Giacometti and Constantin Brancusi.

Mexico judge OKs producer’s arrest in Cancun death CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — A judge in Mexico issued an arrest warrant Monday for a former “Survivor� producer suspected in the killing of his wife while on vacation with their children at a Cancun resort, the state attorney general said. Francisco Alor, the state attorney general in Quintana Roo state, said prosecutors would initiate extradition proceedings soon seeking to return TV producer Bruce Beresford-Redman from the United States. Prosecutors will seek “international Beresfordcollaboration� in the return of BeresRedman ford-Redman once they have officially confirmed his whereabouts, Alor said. Beresford-Redman has denied any involvement in the death last month of his wife, Monica Beresford-Redman. Police detained the husband briefly and then released him after confiscating his passport.

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ummer is a great time to get kids into the kitchen to make some snacks and desserts. Whether you need something to take to a picnic or just something to do on a rainy day, making easy, nobake goodies like Rice Krispies Treats® can show kids just how fun cooking can be. Even young children can be kitchen helpers, so the whole family can get involved. What can your child do to help prepare a recipe?

Prep Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 24 1/2 cup butter or margarine 1 cup milk chocolate morsels 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 4 cups Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal 2 cups assorted fresh chopped fruits Frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed Assorted sprinkles In medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in chocolate morsels until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in cinnamon. Place cereal in large bowl. Carefully pour melted chocolate mixture over cereal. Gently stir until cereal is completely coated with chocolate. Spoon cereal mixture into twenty-four 1 1/2-inch muffin-pan cups coated with cooking spray. Using your finger or thumb, press cereal mixture onto bottoms and up the sides of each cup, forming crusts. Place crusts in freezer for 30 minutes. Remove from freezer. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve. Before serving, fill each crust with fresh fruit. Dollop with whipped topping. Decorate with sprinkles. Serve immediately. Note: Extra unfilled crusts may be frozen in air-tight container for up to a month. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

2 to 3-year-olds can � Wash and scrub fruits and vegetables � Name and count foods 3 to 4-year-olds can � Shape foods � Mix dry ingredients together � Pour pre-measured liquids into batter 4 to 5-year-olds can � Help measure ingredients � Open packages � Pour cereal � Mash soft fruits and vegetables � Press cookie cutters into dough or soft food 6 years old and up can � Beat recipe ingredients with a whisk � Help locate ingredients in a spice rack or pantry

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Choco P’Nutty Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Servings: 18 1 12-ounce package (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate morsels 2/3 cup peanut butter 6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal 3 cups miniature marshmallows 18 wooden or plastic sticks In large saucepan, melt chocolate morsels and peanut butter over low heat; stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in cereal and marshmallows. Using buttered spatula or waxed paper, press mixture evenly into 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Chill in refrigerator about 45 minutes. Cut into 18 bars. Serve by inserting plastic or wooden stick into each bar. Microwave Directions: In large microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate morsels and peanut butter at medium power for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Add remaining ingredients, stirring until well coated. Continue with recipe directions. Choco P’Nutty Bars

Ice Cream Sandwich Treats

Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 3 hours Servings: 10 to 12 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 10 ounce-package (about 40) marshmallows, or 4 cups miniature marshmallows 2 teaspoons vanilla 6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal 1/2 cup assorted sprinkles 2 pints desired flavor ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet or gelato In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Add cereal. Stir until well coated. Using buttered spatula or wax paper, evenly press mixture to 1/4-inch thickness on baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Decorate with sprinkles. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Remove from refrigerator. Using 2-inch cookie cutters coated with cooking spray, cut into desired shapes. Place small scoop of ice cream on undecorated side of one cut-out. Top with another cut-out, decorated side up. Gently press together. Return to baking sheet. Repeat with remaining cut-outs and remaining ice cream. Freeze for 30 minutes. Transfer to airtight container. Freeze for 2 hours to 1 week. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.


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Wanted: Best Cold-brewed coffee hits the spot homemade ice Iced Cold Brewed Coffee cream recipes Spritzer It’s definitely summertime with the temperatures rising outside. And when things heat up, most everyone wants to cool down the same way — with homemade ice cream. The whirring of the motor churning the sweet stuff inside a cocoon of ice and rock salt is a familiar, comforting sound that kicks the tastebuds into high gear in anticipation of summer’s favorite treat.

Coming soon, The Ardmoreite will call for your best recipes in a tasty competition to find southern Oklahoma’s best homemade ice cream. Crank up a batch of your own favorite and watch for details in the coming weeks as plans are finalized. Send your suggestions to leah.simmons@ and get ready to put your best recipe to the test.

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These Blue Cheese Sliders are the perfect size for parties. But they certainly don’t skimp on flavor with bold steak seasoning, tangy blue cheese and sweet Hawaiian rolls to top it all off.

Celebrate summer with sensational Blue Cheese Sliders F rom Family Features Warm weather, long days and baseball games are all telltale signs that summer is here, but nothing evokes the season quite like the savory scent of a sizzling barbecue. Friends and family across the country gather for backyard bonanzas to celebrate summer and traditional American holidays like the Fourth of July and Labor Day. While hamburgers and hot dogs have been staples of barbecue menus for years, modern party-throwers are always looking for new tips and recipes to satisfy guests at celebratory cookouts. Here are a few ideas to help you throw a sensational summer soiree: n Guard your guests: Shield your guests from the summer heat by setting up a large umbrella over the patio table, place chairs under trees for shade or have an outdoor fan running. When the sun sets, make sure the party is well lit by hanging festive lanterns and deter pesky insects with citronella candles. n Keep cool knowing you’re prepared: To fully enjoy the day, plan in advance as much as possible. Be sure to stock up on supplies like plates, napkins, utensils and ice. Get charcoal or refill the propane tank beforehand, and clean and season the grill rack the morning of your barbecue. n Create hot spots: Make different areas of interest around your yard to prevent everyone from congregating in one place. Put your bar opposite of where you’re serving the food. Set up games for both children and adults to encourage movement around the party and interaction with each other.

n Super-size fun with petite portions: Dishes with smaller serving sizes are currently the rage and offer guests more tastes from which to choose. Give guests petite portions of classic barbecue favorites like sliders, mini chicken sandwiches or hotdog bites. A number of perfect party recipes are available at King’s Hawaiian Bakery’s Web site, www. Here is a delicious recipe that will be sure to keep your friends and family talking about your summer barbecue all year long.

Blue Cheese Sliders

Makes: 6 servings 1 pound of your favorite ground beef Steak seasoning (2ounce container) 4 ounces blue cheese 1 12-pack King’s Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 tablespoon olive oil Hand press ground beef on a cutting board until flattened to approximately 2 inches. Using a 2-inch round cookie cutter, cut-out the slider patties and lightly season each. Set aside. Heat barbecue to medium heat and coat the grill rack with vegetable oil. Brown the patties by cooking for four to five minutes, allowing each side to cook for about two minutes. When the patties are almost done, top each with blue cheese. Remove the patties from the grill once the cheese is melted. Split rolls and lightly brush the insides with olive oil before toasting on the grill surface (brushed-side down). Place patties in the toasted rolls and serve.

From Family Features Cool off guests at your next summer party or backyard barbecue with refreshing iced coffee drinks. More and more coffee lovers are finding that the best way to make an iced coffee drink is to start with a smooth-tasting, coldbrewed coffee concentrate. What is cold brewing? It’s a process that uses cold water to extract the natural, delicious flavors of coffee and omits the undesirable bitterness. The result — a bold, slightly sweet, a little crisp, super-smooth taste with the added benefit of about 50-percent less acidity than conventional brewing methods. Using a system such as the Seattle’s Best Coffee Toddy brewing system lets you make up to 48 fluid ounces of coffee concentrate — which is enough to make plenty of iced coffee treats for a party. The cold-brewing process is very simple. n Use regular or coarsely ground coffee with your Toddy. n Add 2 cups of water and a half a pound of ground coffee, such as Seattle’s Best Coffee® Beach House Blend® n Wait five minutes then slowly add two additional cups of water. n Allow to cold brew in the refrigerator for 12 hours before draining, for maximum results. Create a party-ready iced coffee bar for guests by setting out a bowl of ice, pitchers of water, milk, sugar, tall glasses and cocktail umbrellas. And


syrup and cream to taste and mix.

1 part cold-brewed coffee concentrate 3 parts cold sparkling water 1 lemon twist Simple syrup to taste Pour contents over ice into a chilled glass. Top with a lemon twist garnish.

Iced Cold Brewed Coffee Vanilla Latte

1 part cold-brewed coffee concentrate 1 part chilled milk 1/2 to 1 ounce vanilla syrup 1 serving cup of ice Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Pour all ingredients into a chilled glass letting the foam rise to top.

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Cold brewing gives coffee gives it a bold, crisp taste and cuts down on the bitterness, creating a full-flavored summer drink with a familiar, comforting taste. you can get creative with different flavored syrups or add-ons like whipped cream. If you have leftovers, the cold-brewed coffee concentrate may be refrigerated for up to 14 days without any deterioration in taste or freshness. If frozen, the concentrate will remain great tasting for up to six months. To get more recipes for

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2 parts cold-brewed coffee concentrate 1 part chilled half-andhalf 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate sauce Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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Is PRP right for shoulder injury? By Peter H. Gott, M.D.

DEAR DR. GOTT: I would like your opinion about platelet-rich plasma (PRP). I have an impingement in my shoulder and was told I need surgery. Do you think the PRP is an option? DEAR READER: There is an increasing demand, and rightly so, for the use of autologous (self-donated) blood products that aid the healing process. Blood contains red and white blood cells, platelets and plasma. The platelets are responsible for the production and revitalization of new connective tissue. Let me briefly discuss PRP, and then I will try to answer your question. During the procedure you are considering, about 30 to 60 millimeters of a patient’s blood are drawn and spun down in a centrifuge for 15 minutes. From that draw, between 3 and 6 ccs of PRP become available. The concentrated platelets are then injected into the patient at the site of the injury. The process was first used and documented in 1987 by a physician who performed open-heart surgery. However, it has been only about a year since it has

been used in conjunction with sports-related/overuse injuries. Perhaps because tendons get very little blood, injury sites heal slowly. The thought process behind PRP is that concentrated platelets injected into the injury site should speed recovery. A Journal of the American Medical Association (Jan. 13, 2010) reported the use of PRP for Achilles tendinopathy and indicated the PRP injection, compared to a saline injection, did not result in greater improvement in pain and activity. Keep in mind this report was for chronic Achilles tendinopathy, not shoulder impingement. I state this only because there is little, if any, information regarding the shoulder. The New York Times covered the topic on Jan. 12, 2010, stating the treatment has become so popular that patients are willing to pay $1,000 or more out of pocket for PRP — especially after hearing that Tiger Woods had his knee injected and two football players, Troy Polamalu and Hines Ward, received injections, all with positive reports. Thousands of doctors and about 500 hospitals are offering the

service today. However, the FRANK and ERNEST first rigorous study found that platelet injections are no more effective than saltwater. Again, this report extracted from the JAMA report is related only to acute Achilles tendinopathy. In defense of the procedure, another study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine due out soon concludes that platelet injections may help tennis elbow, but some indicate the study has a design flaw that leads them to question its conclusions. This may be worth watching THE BORN LOSER for final analysis. As you can see, the jury is out on this one, and I am a member of the jury. Thank heavens testing continues. My problem is that PRP is in its infancy and has been used for sports-related injuries for only about a year. I’m not daring enough to be on the cutting edge, nor am I willing to step up to the plate and take a stand. It’s simply too soon for my endorsement. Only you know your physician’s qualifications. Perhaps BEETLE BAILEY a second opinion at a large sports-medicine center or teaching hospital is appropriate. Good luck.

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June 4th & 5th Henrietta TX. Region wide sale in MY ONLY BUSINESS IS communities along Hwys COINS & COLLECTIBLES 82 & 287. Make Henrietta Texomas most experienced your over night destinaCoin & Collector Dealer for tion, for lodging call Best 65 years Western 940-538-6969. Katie’s Huge Estate Sale We pay more for scrap Maps and listings of local Barn full of antiques & Gold & Silver sales available at Dairy tools, chandeliers, furni2 A St. SW - 1/2 Block North Queen in Henrietta. ture, porcelain stove, jewof Ardmore Police Dept. elry, glassware, kitchen24 Hour Phone ware, table saw, planer Rick Feiler, Owner router, lathe, 1000’s of NOTICE 580-221-4561 tools & accessories, weldGARAGE SALE ers, electrician & plumbers PERMITS! equipment, 4000 generator, IMMEDIATE CASH The City of Ardmore WE ARE BUYING records, 8 tracks, movies, will enforce permit Indian axheads, fishing, *Coins**Collectibles* ordinance for Garage Sales held in the military items, pictures, *Scrap Gold & Silver* Ardmore city limits. rugs, toys, primitives, Norton’s Jewelry You can get your permit horse drawn items, trunks, Marietta 580.276.2568 from the City Hall, loyard tools, too much to TOP PRICES PAID cated on the corner of mention. Washington and 1st St. Fri. & Sat. 8:30 - ? SW. Applications must Retired with Helper Healdton-Wilson Y be filed 3 working days mowing, cleaning, light before the 1st day of moving and hauling. Call sale. There is no fee 580-223-7256 / 465-1120 for the permit. No more than two (2) signs may 214 Roofing be posted. Insurance claims. Get a new roof. 214-766-3464

Tractor and Equipment - Sells after real estate at 1:00 p.m. John Deere 790 4-wheel drive tractor with 419 front loader - approx. 40 hp with only 500 hours; John Deere LX5 5 ft. rotary mower; Frontier box blade, BigTex 16 ft. tandem axle flat bed trailer; 16x10 enclosed cargo trailer with ramp rear door; 13 hp D&R chipper for brush and garden clean up; trailer and sprayer for garden tractor; Troybilt riding mower with 21 hp gas motor and attachments; large garden tiller; rakes; hoes; shovels; cordless drill; chainsaw and other miscellaneous tools. Antiques, Furniture & Decorator - 2-5 stacking lawyers barrister bookcases, pair cowhide and finished leather wingback chairs with ottomans; rustic round table with 4 chairs made with tree roots; several rustic root pedestals; root hall stand; hall tree with mirror and marble base; rare 5 piece Ranch Oak Cowboy furniture set sofa, chair, coffee and end tables; wash stand with marble top; set of 4 fancy leather bottom arm chairs; oak parlor table; antique oak colonial Grandfather clock - 2 wt; oak china with curved glass; pair root stools; Victorian style easel; cedar chest with cowhide top; round oak table with milo top and 2 chairs; root porch bench; tall queen size Victorian style bed; pine plantation desk; gun cabinet; rustic open bookcase; rodeo garden bench; fancy Victorian chest with curved pulls; early cherry chest dovetailed; cowboy pine open bookcase cabinet; carved Elizabethean bookcase; Steve Hightower oak coffee table; antique dovetail pine chest; 3 room size hand woven Persian carpets; 4 Bisque head antique doll; pair cut glass lamps; several leaded glass lamps; cut crystal punch bowl and compote; gold gilt mirror; cupid table bronze; marble bust; brass pedestal. Cowboy & Western Collectibles - Buffalo - full shoulder mount; 6 ft. wooden cuban cigar store wooden Indian; 6 ft. carved tree of horses; old Stradivarius reproduction violin; Kay mandolin;


Investigate Before You Invest! Always a good policy, GUN SHOP 715 GRAND AVE. • 223-8502 especially for business Hours: 8:30-5:30 Mon.-Fri. opportunities and fran8:30-5:00 Saturday chises. Call the OK Department of Securities at 405-280-7700 or the No house too big or small Free quotes-Call Ashley Federal Trade Commisfor appt: 405-268-9458 sion at 877-FTC-HELP for free information. Or 145 visit their website at Personals CHECK YOUR AD


FRI/SAT • 8AM-? 4114 Rolling Hills Drive (Plainview Estates) Clothes, shoes, toys, video games, holiday decor, etc!




Garage Sales Garage Sales 050 - 070 (Other Loc.)

Paper Money; $5 Indian Chief Silver Certificate; Carson City Silver Dollars including RARE 1889CC. A nice coin collection! Jewelry - Ladies ring with 2.55 ct round diamond solitaire; gents 14k ring with 1 ct round diamond solitaire; ladies 14k ring set with 1 ct round diamon solitaire; 14k ring with large amethyst and diamond; 14k fashion ring with 2 cts diamonds; 14k ear studs with 2 ct diamonds; 14k ear studs with 4.20 ct diamonds; 18k white gold diamond mount with 4.32 ct princess cut diamond solitaire; ladies 18k Rolex President with original diamond dial and bezel; 18k gents Rolex President all original; platinum ring with 3 ct round diamond solitaire; Nice selection fashion rings with diamonds, emeralds, opals, amethyst and rubies; 18k ring with large opal; 14k ring with 10 ct ruby solitaire - All diamonds, gold and gem stone guaranteed authentic. Antique Guns - Sells at 2:00 p.m. Colt single action Army 44-40 engraved with ivory grips; Colt 45 single action Army; Colt single action Army 45 nickel; Colt Mdl 1860 Army 44 with ivory grips; Remington Beals Army 44; Sharps 44 Pepper Box; Remington rolling block rifle; Winchester Mdl 1886 40-82; 10 ga. Guard double barrel marked Wells Fargo; Winchester lever action 10 ga. Coach gun marked Wells Fargo; percussion Coach gun marked Butter field Stage Lines; Winchester Mdl 1876 45-70; Winchester Mdl 1892 25-20; Colt Lighting 44 pump bay carbine; Marlin Mdl 1881 40-60 RARE; Burnside Civil War Carbine; RARE German Hus/Cavarna 22; Civil War Musket; Belgium Browning Light 12 vent rib; Marlin 30-30 deer rifle. Horse - 5 year old AQHA Bay Gelding - 16 hands, gentle broke, a real beauty.

Terms: Cash, Personal or Company Check with Proper I.D., Visa, MasterCard, 10% Buyers Premium on everything except real estate.  Sale Conducted By


Auctioneers: Mike Hughes and Ed Mast • 940-395-0624 • 940-825-5222 


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General 201 HELP WANTED 200 - 250 CROSSROADS Services Group General...............................201 Care Serv. (Child/Adult)........ 205 Education.......................... 210 Food Services....................220 Sales................................. 225 Trades................................228 Professional........................230 Medical...............................240 Truck Drivers......................250



US Security Associates $500 sign-on bonus for full time CLEET unarmed security in Ardmore & Marietta. Call 405-491-7366 or 918-663-5125. EOE

has immediate openings FREIGHT HANDLERS

Production Based Pay Unloading Trucks Immediate opening in a 7 day a wk distribution center. Both f/t and p/t schedules. Forklift exp a plus, but will train qualified persons. Bkgrnd checks conducted. Must be DRUG free. Standard benefit pkg incl 580- 389-5602 x4145 between 11-3 Mon-Fri, or send resume to: ardmore

RENT 1ST/CAPITAL ADVANCE is looking to hire a BRANCH MANAGER No experience required, will train the right person. $33,000 annually to start plus bonuses. Also looking to hire SALES MANAGER $11.00 an hour to start. Benefits after 90 days. Must be self motivated and results driven! Apply at 213 Lake Murray Drive. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.







Great People, Great Systems, Great Opportunity

Holland Employment

Tasler Pallet Inc is seeking a highly driven, organized, and creative individual to join us as our Office Manager. Degree in accounting & HR pref. Send resume to Tasler Pallet Inc, HC 73 Box 11, Marietta OK 73448. (580)276-9800

The Holland Group

in partnership with local tire manufacturing facility

• Contract/Hire • All Shifts Available • Benefits (Med/Dental/ Life) and much more!

Applications with Interview Tue/Wed/Thurs. 1 to 3 p.m. Must be at least 18 years old, have HS Diploma or GED, Provide 2 forms of Government issued I.D., consent to Drug Screen and Background Check.

Holland Employment

1228 Merrick Dr. Ardmore, OK 73401 (580) 224-0732 EOE

Springhill Suites by Mariott is looking for a team player in Housekeeping. Experience preferred, but not req. Competitive wage/benefits avail. Must pass background check & work wknds. Apply at: 2501 Centennial Drive N.


Traditions Spirits

currently has a part time BARTENDER position available. Please apply in person at Texoma Gaming Center, or online at: or email your resume to:



Sisterly Care Health Services. LLC is now hiring PCA in Ardmore area. EOE contact us at: 315 Western Ave., Tishomingo, OK 73460 580-371-9300


Wanted-Individual for P/T 500 - 550 yard/handyman type work at an Ardmore residence for Rent Furn............ .505 12-15 hrs wk. Send brief Apts Lincare, Apts for RentUnfurn.......... 506 leading national respira- description of your interest Business Property for Rent.510 tory company seeks car- & past exp: Blind Box 336 Business Property for Sale.512 Businesses for Sale.......... 514 ing Service Representa- c/o The Ardmoreite PO Box Condo/Townhms for Rent...515 tive. Service patients in 1328, Ardmore OK 73402. Condo/Townhms for Sale...516 Duplexes for Rent ..............520 their home for oxygen Duplexes for Sale................521 and equipment needs. Food Services 220 Farms for Sale.....................524 Houses-Rent/Lease Furn....525 Warm personalities, age Houses-Rent/Lease Unfurn526 21+, who can lift up to Assistant Managers Houses for Sale..................530 120 lbs should apply. NEEDED. Exc pay! Apply in Land for Lease....................533 Growth opportunities are person: 1204 Merrick Dr, S. Land for Sale.......................536 excellent. Drug-free of WalMart @ Papa’s Pizza. Land Wanted to Lease........538 Real Estate Wanted to Buy.539 workplace. EOE. AppliManufactured Homes-Rent.540 Manufactured Home-Sale...541 cations available at 830 Looking for Experienced Mobile Hm Spaces-Rent.....542 Grand Ave., Ardmore. Hse Wanted to Rent/Lease.548 Servers and Waitstaff for immediate positions. Apply Office Space for Rent/Lease550 Maintenance Person Wanting a Mainte- at 117 E Main, in Ardmore. Apts. for Rent nance person to do all 505 aspects of mainte- Medical 240 Furnished nance at a hotel. ExpeNice 1 Bd Apt. IT IS ILLEGAL rience preferred, but $480 mo. $75 dp. Refs not necessary. Job is For companies doing reqd. No pets. Bills paid. located in Ardmore, business by phone to Call 580-223-7256 OK. LaQuinta Inn and ask you to pay for a loan, before they deliver. Suites Central Please come to hotel to fill out This is a public service Super Garage Apt. application. No phone message from The Fed- Exc neighborhood, utilieral Trade Commission ties pd! $450. 226-0215 calls please. and The Ardmoreite.

V.E. Enterprises is now interviewing experienced welders and industrial coating painters with airless experience. Applications are available at 10834 St. Hwy 53, in Springer, OK. EOE/AA Roberts Truck Center of Oklahoma, LLC currently has a job opening at its Ardmore location for the position of Service Writer. Customer Service skills and computer literacy are a requirement. Apply in person: Roberts Truck Center, 621 Interstate Dr., Ardmore, OK. Roberts Truck Center of Oklahoma, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accounts Receivable, Receptionist, Accounts Payable. Background/Security clearance required. 10 Key experience /In-depth knowledge of MS Office required. Blind Box 446 c/o The Ardmoreite PO Box 1328 Ardmore, OK 73402 Accepting Applications for Manager Position at J’s Hallmark, Mountain View Mall in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Fax resume to 405-238-7357 Attn: Linda Justice. Resume may be left at J’s Hallmark in the Mountain View Mail.

Make up to $3,000 in

ONLY 11 days managing Firework stand 6/24-7/4. NO INVESTMENT REQUIRED Call 830-429-3808 or go to to submit application.

PCA’s Needed in the Ardmore area for weekdays and weekends. Please call Health Care Innovations at 580-490-9890 ask for Shirley or Ann

TRAVELING? Take The Ardmoreite with you!

RN/MDS Co-or/Weekend Supervisor needed Come join our team. Please contact Julie Clemmer, RN/DON @ Family Care Center of Kingston, 701 Hwy 32. (580)564-2216.




Overland Corporation is accepting applications for a CONCRETE LABORER. We offer competitive salary and benefits. Apply at: 534 US Hwy 77 S, Ardmore 580-223-8432 Drug free workplace. E.E.O.E.

The Ardmoreite is now accepting applications for a part-time position in the Mail Room/Distribution Dept. Approximately 10-15 hrs week, evening and night work required. Come by The Ardmoreite to complete an application.

117 West Broadway, Ardmore

Attention Students SUMMER WORK z$15 Base/Appt zFlexible FT/PT zCust. Sales/service zNo Exp. nec.- will train zAll ages 17+ zConditions apply CALL NOW!! 580-223-5959

Apts. for Rent Unfurnished

Apts. for Rent Unfurnished



300 SUNSET DR. S.W. 1,2,3 bedrooms, Some with 2 baths Owner/Agent Water, Sewer, Garbage, Heating of hot water pd. Central Heat & Air Pool, Laundry Facilities. Well Maintained In beautiful SW Ardmore -Plainview Schools Call 223-1011 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm

Your child will love Plainview! 2 Bdrm 2 Bath mobile homes. Very affordable!

Meadowbrook (580)226-0506

Bus/Com Property for Rent


25’x40’ Warehouse 12x12 OH door. Apply at 3508 S. Commerce or call 580-221-7589. 0

•Historical District

226-0256, lv. msg.

Front Desk Clerk (with hotel experience) needed for 11-7 & 3-11 shift. Must be able to work weekends. Apply in person@ Days Inn, 2614 W. Broadway No phone calls please

has positions available for Counselors in Ardmore, Pauls Valley and Tishomingo. Qualified applicants must possess a Masterʼs degree in a mental health related field, have OK state licensure as an LPC, LMFT, LBP, or LCSW along with 2 years experience in a professional capacity. May underfill with a Counselor I (approved candidate for licensure supervision). For more information or to apply contact, Iashah Stevenson, 2530 S. Commerce, Bldg. A Ardmore, OK 73401 or (580) 223-5070 ext. 221.

MHSSO is an EEO/AA Employer



HEAVY EQUIPMENT TRAINING - CranesDozers-Loaders - Huge Job Demand, National Certification - Financial Aid if Qualified, Oklahoma College of Construction, 280 Quadrum, OKC, OK, 1-888-798-0710

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CLAIMS. Saunders & Saunders Attorneys at Law. No Recovery – No Fee. 1-800-259-8548. DRIS

CDL DRIVERS NEEDED to deliver trucks and buses from Texas and Oklahoma. Average trip is over 1050 miles. Contact recruiting at 1-866-7641601 or at

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580-857-2000 TOP PAY & EXCELLENT BENEFITS!! Orientation at a Comprehensible Pace!

Fulltime- Ardmore! RN- $55,000 Salary LPN- Hourly CH HA- Hourly Fulltime Employee Benefits: Medical & Dental, 401k, AFLAC, PTO, Flexible Spending, Tuition Reimbursement, Mileage Reimbursement

SLT NEEDS CDL A team drivers with Hazmat. $2,000 Bonus. Teams split $.68 for all miles. Solo flatbed owner operators needed for West Regional. 1-800-835-9471 / 1-877-253-2897. DEDICATED OPPORTUNITIES! Start TODAY. Great Pay, Home Weekly, CDL Required. Driver load & unload. 100% Touch freight. Call 866-4181106. SWIFT CDL A Drivers needed: Busy, Growing Company 6 months OTR Exp. & Good MVR Required. Good Miles, Pay & Benefits! Call 1-800-326-8889. SALES REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED. Most earn $50K-$100K or more. Contact our branch office, Janet McDaniel at 918-518-6523 or e-mail janet. Visit

MISCELLANEOUS ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 866-579-2843.

METAL BUILDINGS STEEL BUILDINGS. We need a Display Building in your county. Save THOUSANDS and EARN money. 20x24, 25x30, 35x46. Canceled Orders. Low monthly payments! Call Now (800) 991-9251.

CAREER TRAINING AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-802-6655

ADVERTISE STATEWIDE ADVERTISE STATEWIDE! Our statewide advertising network allows you to market your service, product or opportunity easily and economically. For more information or to place an ad contact Melissa at (405) 499-0035 or toll-free in OK at 1-888-815-2672.

4Bd/2Bath - Plainview School Dist. $1500 mo. 2410 Quail Run Court Call 580-221-1898.

Call 580-221-0676 580-389-5302 Mae 830-594-9348

Champion Station 2 Bd 2 Bath Townhouse Plainview District 1700sf $995 mo. 405-361-9996

Available Now 2 Bd 709 15th NW $400 mo. $200 dep. 580-490-1772 Patio Home 2Bd 2Ba cha, $625mo $300dep 223-3483 Agent


3450 N. Commerce • Phone (580)226-1111

Rent starting at $600

Newer 3 Bdrm 2 Bath 1613 Rustic Dr. $800mo 1300sf. 504-1115 after 4

• • • • • •

BRAND NEW Broadway Villas Lone Grove: 2 Bd 1 Bath $650 mo. plus $450 dep. Call 580-618-2020 NO PETS - NO SMOKING

Ardmore’s Newest Luxury Apartment Community Featuring: 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms Keyless Entries Fitness Center Garages Ceiling Fans Resort Style Pool

• Gated Community • P rivate Safe in Each Unit • Billiard Room • F ridges. w/icemakers • W/D in each unit • B uilt in microwaves


O PE N M O N - FRI 8:30-5:30 S AT 1 0 A M - 4 P M B Y A P P T Donna........465-4136 Carolyn......490-1222 Claudia. . . . . .220-9800 Joyce.........504-2624 Maureen. . . .465-4566



Fern...........221-4806 Lynn...........504-0519 Betty..........465-0661 Pam...........220-9509 Lisa............465-4838

New Listing - #22702A - Breathtaking View of Golf Course! Unique Cedar & Stone Home!..........Call for details! New Listing - #22733A - 90 Acres, cross fenced, 3 ponds, working pens, chute w/auto gate! Love County.. $179,500 New Listing - #22734A - Commercial Lot across from El Chicoʼs containing approx .9 Acres..................$172,500 New Listing - #22736A - 5 Acres, Hwy 70 West! Great for office needing high traffic volume!..................$56,500 Reduced - #21760A - Tip Top quality 3 BR, 2 BA home in Stone Creek Estates - custom amenities!. . . .$274,000 Reduced - #22319A - Sought after SW! Spacious 4 BR brick on corner lot w/sprinkler system! FP!.......$185,000 Reduced - #22358A - Luxury, Quality, Design! Lovely hardwood floors, 2 lvg areas, 4 BRS ea w/bath! .......$439,900 Reduced - #22593A - Check this Out! Recently remodeled, 3 lg BRS, Plainview Dist! Great Buy! ..............$152,500 #21265A - Country Club area, 4 BR, 3.5 BA home, upstairs bonus room or 5th BR, 3 car garage!.........$319,900 #22196A - Dornick Hills! 4 BR 2 story, 2 FPS, 2 living areas, built ins galore! 2 ACS - Trees!.................$179,500 #22223A - One Owner SW Ardmore, 3 BR, 2 BAS, mother-in-law plan, open LR/DR/kit!.......................$194,500 #22359A - Plainview Schools! 4 BR, 2 BA, FP, near new shopping center, lg. deck & patio!............$159,900 #22480A - 9.6 ACS NE Corner Hwy 77 & 70, great for convenience store, utilities available!...................$425,000 #22515A - Plantation 2 Story, Historic SW Area! Inviting entry to lg living area, great porch!......................$179,900 #22525A - NW 3 BR, 1.75 BA brick home/lg den/WBFP/cathedral ceiling/6ʼ brick fence in back!. . .$112,000 #22641A - Reduced in Country Club Estates 5 BR 2 Story, 3 full baths, bonus room, granite!................$349,900 #22643A - 16 Lots to choose from on Country Club Road near Ardmore High School!. . . . . .Starting at $49,900 #22680A - Need lots of room? Stately 2 story 5+ BR near Central Park! CH&A, 2 car garage!...............$189,000 #22699A - Unique, open floor plan, lg. FP, 2 lvg. areas, 3 BR, 1.75 BA, 1 AC! PSD! lg Pool!..................$158,500 #22705A - SE Mobile Home, 3 BRS, 2 BA, residential lot, CH&A - priced to sell!.............................$25,000

Linda Weber Realty, Inc. Linda Weber, Broker Owner • 657-4526 • Sue Ann Jones, 580-276-8101 3220 West Broadway • Ardmore, OK 73401 • 580-226-8777

37.50 acs. w/3br. 2 & 3/4 ba. brk. hm. w/2056ʼ built in 79. 336ʼ encl. porch. For. dining, kitch. w/ applʼs. & pantry. CHA (E) & rural water. 20x30 shop & 30x36 mtl. barn, lot & corrals. Great bermuda pasture. Rd. frtg. on #77 and co. road. Near Winstar Casino & golf course. Excl. list. $750,000 Oilfield Supply bldg. on .69 acs. near I-35. Great location. CHA, 800ʼ office & 1600ʼ warehouse space (heat only). Additional mtl. bldg. w/1400ʼ. Enclosed by a security fence. $184,500 3+ ac. near Arbuckle Mts. w/ older 3 br. 2 ba. brk. home. Lg. Den w/FP, kitch. & din. comb. CHA. 2 car att. gar. (all improvements “as is”). Also, barn & shed. $140,000

580-226-2323 Come Grow With Us!

11 acs. along Merle Wolfe & Rogers Rd. adjoining Winstar Hotel & Casino. Mostly all open Construction ready. $442,800 121 acs. w/story log home, shop with living. quarters, corrals. Hwy. #77 frtg. & I-35. $434,500 Kings Rd. & Memorial Rd. frtg. and located one mile from I-35 & Hwy. #70. Great for dev. 2 city water meters. Beautiful hillside overlooking a nice pecan bottom. Plainview & Lone Grove SD. 44 Asking $440,000 acres. Western Heights Beauty. 3 BR 2 1/2 bath, brick w/1811ʼ built in 1995. Den with WBFP, CHA, ceiling fans. Master with nice lg. bath & walk in. Kitchen w/all appls, incl. refg. Also washer & dryer to transfer. Utility room - 2 car garage. Storage bldg. & Sprinkler system. Clean as a Asking $169,500 whistle.


Immaculate horse operation. 50x50 mtl. barn w/6 custom 12x12 stalls, feed/tack room/ extra stg. A nice brk. hm. built in 2006. It has an ex. lg. master br. w/recessed ceiling. Caif. berber carpet & lg. walk in closet. Lg. master bath w/jet tub, double vanity & XL. shower plus walk in closet. The den/dining & kitch. are combined - it is a nice lg. open area - vaulted ceilings. Appls. & lg. breakfast bar. Laminate flooring in this area. Utility rm. w/pantry. wrap around porch. Timberline Roof. 30x40 shop w/16ʼ walls. 220 & 110 insulated - lg. enough for motor hm. 60 beautiful ac. w/bermuda & blue stem. 2 ponds, 3 pastures. $363,500

YOUR “HOME TEAM” Karissa Erwin Mary Capps Jessica Buck Debbie Smith Andy Burelle Samye White

Join our Ideal Home Care team, whose primary focus is patient care.

Currently we are looking for:


(Home Health Experience preferred, but not required) Great benefits, flexible hours, plus the promise of an excellent work environment.

Fax resumé to (580) 226-2326, apply in person at

2417 Chickasaw Blvd.




3 Acres Very nice 3 bedroom brick home, beauty shop with apartment, workshop. All in this quiet southern Oklahoma town. #A22698 $79,000 Well Maintained 3 bedroom home with Cent. H/A, extra insulation & energy efficient windows, vinyl siding and metal roof. #A22694 $82,000 NW Ardmore 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, formal dining room, 2 living areas, nice area. #A22677 $65,000 Huge Yard! 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with Cent. H/A, fireplace, 2 living areas, great family home. #A22671 $68,000 1 Acre with hilltop view of Arbuckles. Great for your new home or mobile. #A22520 $7,900

276-7532 221-0637 504-9654 465-3783 465-9797 465-6155

Charles Pogue 220-7919 Linda Boston 465-8600 Londa Pogue 490-1324 Adrian Popa 465-0525 Kelli Castleberry 465-6496 Jerry Boston 226-1812

1010 W. Broadway 8:30 - 5:30 Monday - Friday

Evenings and Weekends by Appointment

Falconhead Golf resort, large 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, 2 car garage, workshop, lots of extras! #A22462 $98,500 100 Acres & Home 3 bedroom metal home built in 2007, 3 ponds, fenced, cross fenced, highway frontage. #A22325 $189,900 6.25 Acres & Home 3 bedroom, 2 bath home built in 2009. 4 cars will fit in nice shop, 2 ponds, lots of wildlife. #A22317 $149,000 2.6 Acres & Home Nice brick home built in 2007. 3/ 2/2 with formal dinng room and large deck overlooking lot with trees & deer. #A22227 $159,900 Older Charm Southwest Ardmore, 2 story, 3 bedrooms, large formal dining, basement. #A22181 $75,000

160 Acres & Home Beautiful brick home is 6 years old, 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, 40x80 shop/barn, working pens, good fences, 2 ponds. #A22041 $450,000 Carwash Plus commercial building that rents for $385. 3 wash bays plus truck bay. #A21979 $95,000 Completely Updated This home was “take down to the studs” and redone. All new - beautifully done. #A21752 $57,000


NOBODY IN THE WORLD SELLS MORE REAL ESTATE THAN RE/MAX • 1-800-695-7629 Toll Free A recent retirement has opened up a sales position in The Ardmoreite retail advertising department. Our sales representatives work with local business and industry owners/representatives on creating and purchasing marketing and advertising strategies for company growth and promotion. If you’re a master of multi-tasking, have a good eye for design and superior customer service skills, this may be a good fit. This is a full-time position with commission-based compensation. A $30,000 annual income is a conservative estimate for the potential of this established account list. The addition of new customers and creative marketing strategies, which is part of your on-the-job training, provides opportunities for financial growth. Standard benefit package includes paid time off, 401k and health/life insurance opportunities. If you’re looking for a career path that that is challenging, yet rewarding, please send a resume, letter of application and references to: Lisa Wilkinson, Adv. Mgr., The Ardmoreite, PO box 1328, Ardmore, OK 73402. Or, send electronically to – please include Sales Representative in the subject line. Mandatory drug test required, 90-day probationary period.



Homes & Mobile Homes in Ardmore. Call 580-465-0473

“Because there’s no place like home”

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ALL CASH VENDING! Do you earn $800 in a day? Your own local candy route. Includes 25 Machines and Candy All for $9,995. 1-888-755-1361


Contact Sarah:

Mental Health Services of Southern Oklahoma


2.5 ac. - Internet/ Phone Beautiful native rock home, fully furnished 2 story, about 2,000sf upstairs, 3 Bd 4/2+ 20ac. Lone Grove 2 Bath, top & lower deck, $895/$500 dep. +1st/last fronts Honey Creek, Turner mo. Good credit & refs Falls area, private swimming a must! 580-465-1092 Hideaway! $1,750/mo.


Attention Students! SUMMER WORK •$14 Base/Appt •Flexible FT/PT •Customer sales/service •No exp nec.- will train •All ages 17+ •Conditions apply CALL NOW!! 580-223-5959

Houses for Rent Lease Unfurn

Houses for Rent Lease Unfurn


Ex. Duplex 2/2/2 All Appls. 1400 Windsor, $1,000mo. 2/2/carport, 1610 N. Cedar, $695mo 580-220-1225 O/A

Old World Charm-1Bd 1Bath rental, 205 1/2 2nd NW. Balcony. $375 mo. $375 dep. Water paid 580.504.0431

Boyd’s Studio Apts. Brand New 2Bd/1Bath 1 Bd-bills paid, w/d 580- Duplex, in L.G. No pets! 223-1119 / 918-728-9287 595 mo. $400 dep. Call 580-618-0830.

•15 N. Washington


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Large 3Bd/2Ba CH/A newly remodeled inside Small 2Bd in LG 15 7th NW $700 mo. $400 dep. Available 6/1. ch&a, total elect., w/double crprt. No pets/smok226-0614 or 465-4728 1 Bed Garage Apt. ing. Refs. req’d. $445 + 17 1/2 4th Avenue NW Large 3Bd/2Ba CH/A dep. 465-4900/657-4275 $450 mo. $250 dep. Bills paid (580)465-0780 newly remodeled inside 18 7th NW $850 mo. 2 Bdrm Apartment in $400 dep. Available 6/1. 2 BD 1 BA $350mo +dp, 2 BD 1.5 BA $365mo +dp, 3 Sulphur $400 mo. Nice 226-0614 or 465-4728 BD 1.5 BA $465 mo + dp & clean! 580-618-3236. 580-223-6224 S. Plainview Rd. Nice 317 A NW 4-Plex Upstairs, 3bd/1ba, stove 3bd/2ba, heat/air, range, frig, w/d hkups, no pets frig. Deposit/refs req’d. STONE CREEK $475/$325 dp. 768-2400 $875 mo. 580-223-1797

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Master Associates, Inc. 300 Sunset S.W., St. 300

580-226-7629 Sandy Matchen-Day Broker/Owner • 220-4494 Marianne Lee 220-9893 Tom Love 465-1092 Steve Merlyn 490-6356 Melissa Lay 504-8182 Charlene Williams 220-4469 Mike Williams 580-257-0226 Nancy Chadwell 223-4583 Jack Parker 319-8884 Jody Denney 220-1225 Larry Kerbs 220-9894 Letha Khaladj 490-1500

NEW LISTINGS HWY 32, 3 miles east of Marietta, large home on 5 acres with beautiful view. Remodeled, 2 living areas, outbuildings, fenced back yard, storm shelter, close to Lake Murray and Lake Texoma. Call TOM RM 22701 $179,900 VERY CUTE 3/2/5, two story home on 5 acres, bring your horses & enjoy country lift! Call MARIANNE A22726 $117,500 9505 Hwy 199, 50.4 acres of land, next to the OSU campus. Home located at top of hill with shade trees, beautiful land, beautiful view, 5 ponds, approx. 5% timber. Call TOM A22708 $650,900

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314 D SW great SW location, 4/2/2, office, approx 1754 sq.ft. Call JACK A22333 $110,000

MUST SEE! 2/1/1, CHA, range, DW, disp., refrig. In 2009, new roof shingles, fresh paint, in & out, woodwork, new carpet & vinyl in bathroom. Trees. Owner/ Realtor. Call NANCY RM 22202 Reduced to $54,900 WILDEWOOD ADDITION 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath brick on corner lot with lots of trees. Owner Realtor Call STEVE A22530 $107,500 MAJESTIC HILLS CHARMER! Super spacious 4/ 3/2 living areas, formal dining, spacious master suite & kitchen. Call SANDY A21357 $269,900 REDUCED! 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1592 sqft, brick, 2 living areas, CHA, large storage building. Lots of trees! Call CHARLENE A21732 $88,000 DARLING! 3/2/1, NW brick, CHA, close to shopping, gorgeous hardwood floors! Call NANCY A22264 $99,000 814 F SE Quiet SE neighborhood, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, furnisher, extra lot, storage shed, patio, fenced. Call JACK A22615 $45,000 REDUCED! 3 bedroom, 1 bath brick, CHA, new carpet, ceiling fans, kitchen stove, countertops, fenced yard, very nice home. Seller will pay $1500 closing cost. Call CHARLENE RM22367 $79,900 HISTORICAL HOME 3/2.5/ 2, 2 bonus rooms, new cabinets, SS appl., fabulous lg. all weather deck, fantastic yard, library, formal dining, beautifully redone hardwood floors. Call JODY Reduced to $205,900 SECLUDED country feel. Beautiful 4/2.5 on 1+ acres. Trees & wildlife. Plainview schools, lg. den & deck. Call MARIANNE A21731 $215,000


NICE 10 ACRES in Plainview School district. Great place for horses & very nice building site for a home in the country. Call MARIANNE A22565 $50,000 COUNTRY RETREAT Brick & cedar home on acreage with fruit & pecan trees, MLP, 2 bath, huge great room with vaulted ceiling, Plainview Schools, pond. Call STEVE RM 22634 $169,500 LOTS OF PRIVACY, edge of Healdton, great country living! 30 acres, spacious 3/2/2 living areas, shop & pond Call SANDY A21747 Reduced to $169,500 38 + ACRES good pasture, highway frontage, home, outbuildings, pond, cross fenced. Call LARRY RM 22395 BEAUTY AT IT’S BEST in this 1.5 story, 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on 20 acres. Wonderful barn with finished apartment & stalls/shop/office. Must see!! Call MARIANNE RM21890 Reduced to $260,000 BRICK HOME 2 car garage, 5 acres, 4 stall barn, shop, storm cellar, cross fenced. Call LARRY RM22491 BEAUTIFUL 20 ACRES in Plainview District. Utilities in place W/septic. No mobile homes beautiful building sites. Call MARIANNE RM22564 $165,000

COMMERCIAL GREAT OPPORTUNITY to buy a thriving business! Great restaurant in great location. Owner financing! Call MARIANNE A22644 $185,000 ROCKFORD 5 ACRES COMMERCIAL Fronts on 2 roads, across from Ardmore’s new Convention Center. Call JODY $895,000



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HOUSES/Ardmore 3 Bedroom 2 Bath $950mo 3 Bedroom 1 Bath $425mo 2 Bedroom 1 Bath $600.00 Loft/Ardmore 1 Bedroom 1 Bath $575mo APARTMENTS Lone Grove 2 Bd 1 Ba $400mo Ardmore 2 Bd 1Ba $$400mo Ardmore 1 Bd 1 Ba $275mo COMMERCIAL SPACE 1974 Sq. Ft. $650mo 580-226-0416 600 S. Washington

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1703 Southern Hills Addn! FSBO Walk to PLV Schools. 3bd, 2ba, 1600 sq ft. By appt. only $175,000 580-467-7420



BRICK & CEDAR HOME Town & Country 3/2/2 305 Eastwood. Recent FSBO 3 Bedroom 2 Bath, remodel, apprx 1 ac. A 10x20 Covered Deck, must see! 580-795-3274 Cathedral Ceiling, 2 Car Garage, Approx. 1,450 sf 536 living space on 1.14 acres, Land for Sale LG School $150,000. Beautiful Acreage 6500 Brock Rd 465-8341 Excellent Dickson area. 3-4-5-6+ ac. No mobiles! Ponds, woods, bldg reGREAT INVESTMENT strictions. 940-902-2453 NW Ardmore newer TRI-PLEX with additional 67’x150’ lot! 1/4 Acre Lots - Mobiles more info on website allowed, Plainview 3/2, FP, ch/a , 8 ac., gazebo, ponds, School District. $8,500 trees, barn GREAT buy $169,900 between Ardmore & Madill 405-527-5669 5 8 0 - 2 2 2 - 8 077 3/2 Brick + 2 car garage on 5 or 10ac. near Lake Murray 60x60 shop/barn w/stalls & pens, 20x24 insulated shop & cellar. Call 580-812-1302 FSBO 504 Smoking Oaks/2 ac 3/2/2 2100sf Granite, tile, updates throughout 580-465-5074 $175K 3% to any realtor selling house before formal listing

1219 4TH NE

$12,000 Cash, 3 bed, Big lot. 1-405-732-3638.

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Grassland - 40 ac., 5 bd, + event center. . . . .$693,000 Stanley - 3 bd, 2.5 b, bonus rooms. . . .$205,900 1715 Winchester - 3 bd, 2 b ..........................$119,900 Rockford & 5 Commercial Ac. ..........................$895,000 ®

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NEW LISTINGS 1545 PECAN CREEK CIRCLE Large home on 1 acre in Plainview District..................$159,900 1405 SHERRY LAKE Cabin with deck overlooking private lake....................................$69,900 6294 HEDGES ROAD 4+/4/3 Amazing Hilltop Beauty! 3600 sf, Plainview ISD 6 ac....$378,000 824 MCLISH Impressive 3/3/2 Pool, Spa, and Garage Apt........................................$233,000 224 MEADOW RD Renovated with a Designers Touch! 3/2/2...................................$197,000 6529 MEMORIAL ROAD Wonderful Family Home on 4.62 ac Pipe Fencing..............$182,000 924 S. FRANKLIN SUPERB TOWNHOME! 2002 Sq. Ft. 2/2/2 w/study.....................$185,000 111 CAMPBELL Great Home, Great Price! 3/3/2.......................................................$121,900 1414 OAKRIDGE 3/2/2 Living Areas. Great Price in Plainview ISD.............................$137,900 HWY 70 A 5 minutes from Texoma! Meticulous 4 Bdr, 2 Ba, 2 LA with Shop, 6 acs......$138,000

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$ $ $ 29,889 $ $ $ NEW 3 bedroom 2 bath! Free statewide delivery, setup, and A/C! ONLY THREE LEFT! Lowest price in the state! Call now! 866-888-2825 * * * Huge Inventory * * * Clearance Sale. Save Thousands!! Special Gov’t Program if you own land or have family land. ZERO DOWN! Bad credit ok, we own the bank! $1,000 furniture package with new home purchase. Call for approval: 888-878-2971 or 405-602-4526.

MISCELLANEOUS 600 - 640 Appliances...........................606 Building Materials................609 Collectibles........................ .612 Electronics...........................615 Firewood.............................618 Furniture..............................621 Good Things to Eat.…....….623 Lawn & Garden...................626 Misc. Merchandise Items....629 Musical................................632 Sporting Items.....................635 Wanted to Buy....................638

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FRANCES #1 REALTY 223-4026


1110 “K” NW

An 11-room office suite with reception and storage areas, plus conference room, on the fifth floor.

2,840 sf. space is extremely affordable at $1,500mo. The Ardmoreite Bldg. office space lends itself to service-type businesses. Heat and air are included. Minimum 1 yr lease preferred; security deposit and references required. Call Kim Benedict or Charlie Ammons at 223-2200 to make a viewing appointment or for more information.

We also have a 6-room office suite, 1,140 sf., on the 3rd floor that will be available for $700/mo. after improvements are complete.

700 - 740

Invitation to Bid...................710 Legals.................................720 Oil/Mineral Rights...............730 Public Notice......................740



No. 17360 IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR CARTER COUNTY, STATE OF OKLAHOMA In the Matter of the ) Estate of Lacretia Jane ) Morris, Deceased ) No. PB-2010-50 NOTICE OF HEARING


319 N. Rockford Road • 580-226-8103

Large office space available now in the Ardmoreite building, 117 W. Broadway!


No. 17408 INVITATION TO BID ARDMORE CITY SCHOOLS TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT IS ACCEPTING Appliances 606 BIDS ON THE FOLCheapo Appliances-Stoves LOWING: frigs, W/D, water heaters, Special Needs School freezers $50/up. 465-0473 Bus - 65 Passenger with Track Seating Whirlpool washer & dryer BID SPECIFICATIONS for sale $145.00 for both. MAY BE OBTAINED THROUGH THE Phone # 580-224-9070 SCHOOL TRANSPOR!!ADVERTISE!! TATION OFFICE AT 800 M ST NE; 8:00 !!ADVERTISE!! 4:00, MONDAY THRU !!ADVERTISE!! THURSDAY, PHONE !!ADVERTISE!! 226-7650 EXT. 314. !!ADVERTISE!! SEALED BIDS ARE DUE BY 10:00 A.M. TUESDAY, JUNE 15, ONE OF A 2010, AT THE ABOVE KIND!! OFFICE. (Published in Secluded on approx 3.6 The Ardmoreite June 2, acres in lovely Dornick 6, 9 & 13, 2010)

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FRANCES WOODWARD . .389-5302 RITA PONDER....................220-1308 LESA ADAMS....................465-6665 C.D. AKERS........................226-4114 DAVID WALTON.................222-8066 JAMES HAYES...................465-1212 JANICE PAYNE..................504-4150 ROBERT WHITAKER.........504-9138

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#22526 - Highway 199, 4 acres, 3 bed, 1 bath, frame house, fenced yard, mobile home, 3 bed, 2 bath, shop, storm cellar, storage building.............................$119,500 #22363 - Woods Lane, 5 bedroom, 2 living rooms, 4 baths, 3200 sqft.................................................$189,900 #22256 - 409 3rd NW. 3 bedrooom, 1 bath.........$48,500 #22178 - 2 acres in Lone Grove. Brick, Vinyl Siding. 3 bed, 1 1/2 bath, shop, very nice!........................$135,500 #21403 - Move in Ready, 3/2, 2 acres, Dickson....$169,900 #20751 - Mobile Home Park & Rest., Great Invest.. . .$210,000 #22425 -Park Street, 3 bedroom, 2 bath.............$45,000 #22374 - 3/1, Frame Home, Healdton, Rental Property...$25,000 #17466 - Comm. Bldg, Lone Grove, Over 40,000 sf..$149,000 #18552 - 35 acres, Mobile Home Park & RV’s. .$499,000 #21348 - Mobile Home Park, 7 Mobile Homes. .$170,000 #19982 - Comm. Area, 2 Bed, 1 Bath Home. . . . .$150,000 #20762 - 2 Bed, 1 1/2 Bath, Lg Lot......................$25,000 #21249 - Corner Lot, Could be apt. house..........$79,900 #22599 - 403 Carter.............................................$52,000 #21545 - Corner Lot, Cute 2 Bed, 1 Bath 1450 sf. . .$85,900 #22082 - Beautiful 4 Bd 2 Ba, Oversized Garage. $195,000 #22600 - 712 NW 3rd..........................................$47,500 #22230 - New Construction, 3 Bd, 2 Ba, FP......$146,500 #22286 - 7 Acres, 3 Living Areas, 3 Bd, 2 Ba. . . .$229,900 #22356 - 1 1/2 Story, 3 Bd, 2 Ba, Beautiful, Shop. $129,000 #22667 - Develop Province Road, 30 acres, Dickson. . . . . . ...........................................................................$300,000


NEW 3 bd 2 ba. $29,889 long farm table used in NEW 4 bd 2 ba. $38,600 IT tailor shop $150, flatNEW 5 bd 2 ba. $46,700 screen tv stand $50, Lowest prices statewide! dishwasher $50. All obo! Limited time only! Call 580-226-6750 for details 866-888-2825

Hills. Beautiful Country French home, 4Bd/2Ba. with all amenities!!

COMMISSIONS SAVED TO DATE: $421,685 Sellers Save Money!!! Lynda 277-0602 • Jane 465-4914 Jackie 768-1255 • Jennie 812-2222


Miscellaneous Merchandise

05 Fleetwood 3bd 2ba, Scroll saw, table saw, grease gun, 2 work ch&a. To be moved $22,500 580-504-4045 benches, other misc. All electric. $325 for all. Call Attention Land 580-465-5930 / 657-2834 Owners!! Your land or family land Musical 632 gets you a new home. We do it all for you. Free Lone Grove Big Screen TV with purPiano Service, Located on Hwy 53 W chase. Call today! Tuning & Repair 1-866-764-3200 CALL 580-504-5950 3 & 4 acre tracts starting at $14,500. NOW AVAILABLE All include water and electricity. Got Land need a Home? Wanted to Buy 638 I can help! 940-665-8787 Larger tracts available Electric Roaster Oven RBI 33731 Gated Entry-Lone Grove Schools at least 16 Quarts. *Some restrictions apply* 580-504-4335 Homebuyer Hotline!! Call Charlie 580-221-3740 3,4,5 bedroom homes Furniture, tools, camp/fish ready to move to your land lawn/garden, farm/ranch, New Addition-Dickson or our land. Turn Key Pro- unique/collectible 222-1215 Only 8 lots left! Northbay gram. We do it all for you!! Homes Addn #1 1.5 to 2.5ac 888-878-2971 or Twin or Full Size Located 1 mile S. of Dickson, 405-602-4526 Bunk Bed 1/2 mile E. on Willard Rd. Call 580-812-0190 Mint cond. ‘09 Clayton SOWC/Elec. Brochures with mobile home 16x80 3 BD 2 Vintage Aluminum restrictions/prices on site! Call 490-1163 or 221-4358 BA. 222-8444 or 222-8285 Christmas Tree in good condition, and/or color REPOS REPOS REPOS!!!! wheel. 580-223-8158 Investment Property North Texas Repo Outlet VCR with remote FSBO on Hwy. 70 in Come see us today! control and manual. Lone Grove. Contact Exit 500 in Gainesville, Call RC at 226-3915 Wendall 580-212-0907 TX or call 800-810-3330 RBI 33731

3 Bd 2 Bath $325 mo. Mobile Home near Lone Grove 465-7727

Jody Denney Bennett 101 Country Hill - 5 ac., 4 bd, 2 b..............$299,900 2010 6th NW - 5 bd, 2.5 b. .........................$249,900 214 D. SW - 4 bd, 2.5 b. . . . . .........................$129,900 1297 Colt - 60 ac., 3 bd, 4 b .........................$359,900 889 S. Newport - 5 ac., 3 bd, 2 b................$68,900 Snead Rd - 151 or 75 ac. owner finance...$299,900 40 Ac. - Midway Rd, All cleared................$76,000

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Electric Roaster Oven at least 16 Quarts. 580-504-4335

Twin or Full Size Bunk Bed Call 580-812-0190

Top Soil Fill Dirt

VCR with remote control and manual. Call RC at 226-3915

Vintg Alum Christmas Tree in good cond., &/ or clr whl. 223-8158

Furn., tools, camp/ fish, lwn/gdn, frm/rnch, uniq/coll. 222-1215

Call Finley @ 580-465-0567

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PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL, APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP NOTICE is hereby given to all persons interested in the estate of Lacretia Jane Morris, deceased, that Jerry Phillip Morris, Petitioner, produced in the District Court of Carter County, Oklahoma, an instrument, in writing, purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Lacretia June Morris, deceased,. Petitioner also filed in said Court a petition, together with a copy of said Will and asking that Letters of Testamentary be issued to Jerry Phillip Morris, and a for a judicial determination of the heirs, devisees and legatees of the decedent. Pursuant to an Order of this Court, the Petition will be heard before this Court in the District Court of Carter County, Oklahoma on the 23rd day of June, 2010, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. when and where all persons interested in said estate may appear and contest the same. WITNESS MY HAND this 19th day of May, 2010. LEE CARD JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT By: /s/ Amanda Griffith Deputy Court Clerk Michael D. Tipps Attorney for Petitioner Six East Main Ardmore, OK 73401 (580) 226-8024 (Published in The Ardmoreite May 23 & June 2, 2010) No. 17369 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF CARTER COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA IN RE THE MARRIAGE) OF DON BENTLEY, ) PETITIONER, and ) VICKI LYNN ) BENTLEY, ) Respondent. ) Case No. FD-2009-12 NOTICE BY PUBLICATION STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: VICKIE LYNN BENTLEY The said Respondent will take notice that the Petitioner, DON BENTLEY, has filed a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage against you in the District Court of Carter County, State of Oklahoma, as more particularly set forth in the petition filed in Case No. FD-2009-12. The Petitioner seeks to be awarded a Decree of Dissolution of Marriage against you on the basis of incompatibility. The Respondent shall take notice that she must answer the petition, if, and only if, the said Respondent contests the allegations and averments and prayers contained in the petition, and said answer must be filed on or before the 12th day of July, 2010, or said petition will be taken as true and confessed, and a judgment will be rendered in accordance with the petition filed herein. Dated this 20th day of May, 2010. KAREN VOLINO, Court Clerk By: /s/ Amanda Griffith Deputy SEAL BEBE BRIDGES, OBA #1120 Ardmore, OK 73401 (580) 226-5700 Fax: 580-226-5774 Attorney for Petitioner (Published in The Ardmoreite May 26, June 2 & 9, 2010)



No. 17371 ALIAS NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE CJ-09-368 Notice is given that on the 30th day of June, 2010, at 10:00 am, at the North door of the County Courthouse, in the City of Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, the Sheriff of said County will offer for sale and sell, with appraisement, for cash, at public auction, to the highest and best bidder, all that certain real estate in Carter County, Oklahoma, to-wit: The North 50 feet of the South 75 feet of the East 100 feet of Lot Nine (9), of Block Two Hundred Forty-one (241), in the City of Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, according to the recorded plat thereof.. subject to unpaid taxes, advancements by Plaintiff for taxes, insurance premiums, and expenses necessary for the preservation of the subject property, if any, said property having been duly appraised at $16,100.00. Sale will be made pursuant to an Alias Special Execution And Order Of Sale issued in accordance with judgment entered in the District Court of Carter County, Oklahoma, in Case No. CJ-09-368, entitled MetLife Home Loans, a division of MetLife Bank, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. Christie Wigley; Spouse of Christie Wigley, if married; John Doe; Jane Doe, being all of the Defendants and persons holding or claiming any interest or lien in the subject property. Ken Grace, Sheriff Carter County, Oklahoma BY: DeeDee Anthony Deputy Matthew J. Hudspeth#14613 BAER, TIMBERLAKE, COULSON & CATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 18486 Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0496 Phone: (405) 842-7722 Fax: (405) 848-9349 57680 (Published in The Ardmoreite May 26 & June 2, 2010) No. 17372 SECOND ALIAS NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE CJ-08-358 Notice is given that on the 30th day of June, 2010, at 10:00 am, at the North door of the County Courthouse, in the City of Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, the Sheriff of said County will offer for sale and sell, with appraisement, for cash, at public auction, to the highest and best bidder, all that certain real estate in Carter County, Oklahoma, to-wit: The West 313.06 feet of the South 208.71 feet of the Southeast Quarter (SE/4) of the Southwest Quarter (SW/4) of the Southeast Quarter (SE/4) of Section Ten (10), Township Four (4) South, Range Three (3) East, Carter County, Oklahoma. subject to unpaid taxes, advancements by Plaintiff for taxes, insurance premiums, and expenses necessary for the preservation of the subject property, if any, said property having been duly appraised at $37,500.00. Sale will be made pursuant to an Alias Special Execution And Order Of Sale issued in accordance with judgment entered in the District Court of Carter County, Oklahoma, in Case No. CJ-08-358, entitled Deutsche Bank national Trust Company, as Trustee, Plaintiff, vs. Terry Lewis and Stephanie Lewis, husband and wife; John Doe, Jane Doe; Baptist Healthcare of Oklahoma, Inc., d/b/a Integris Marshall Memorial Hospital, being all of the Defendants and persons holding or claiming any interest or lien in the subject property. Ken Grace, Sheriff Carter County, Oklahoma BY: DeeDee Anthony Deputy Matthew J. Hudspeth#14613 BAER, TIMBERLAKE, COULSON & CATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 18486 Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0496 Phone: (405) 842-7722 Fax: (405) 848-9349 49126 (Published in The Ardmoreite May 26 & June 2, 2010)

No. 17391 IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR CARTER COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA IN THE MATTER OF ) THE ESTATE OF ) LARUE MOORE, JR., ) Deceased ) No. PB-2010-30 Notice to Creditors All creditors having claims against LaRue Moore, Jr., Deceased, are required to present the same, with a description of all security interests and other collateral (if any) held by each creditor with respect to such claim, to the named Personal Representative, c/o Patrick H. Mee, at 9400 North Broadway, Suite 450, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73114 on or before the following presentment date: July 23, 2010, or the same will be forever barred. Dated May 18, 2010. /s/ Patrick H. Mee, OBA # 6118 Goodwin, Mee & Freede LLP 9400 North Broadway, Suite 450 No. 17373 Oklahoma City, OklaALIAS homa 73314 Phone: 405-478-8410 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Attorney for Personal CJ-2009-40 Representative Notice is given that on (Published in the 30th day of June, The Ardmoreite May 26,& June 2, 2010) 2010, at 10:00 am, at



the North door of the County Courthouse, in the City of Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, the Sheriff of said County will offer for sale and sell, with appraisement, for cash, at public auction, to the highest and best bidder, all that certain real estate in Carter County, Oklahoma, to-wit: Lot Four (4), Block One (1), PLAINVIEW ESTATES ADDITION NO.3 to Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, according to the recorded plat thereof; subject to unpaid taxes, advancements by Plaintiff for taxes, insurance premiums, and expenses necessary for the preservation of the subject property, if any, said property having been duly appraised at $257,500.00. Sale will be made pursuant to a Special Execution And Order Of Sale issued in accordance with judgment entered in the District Court of Carter County, Oklahoma, in Case No. CJ-2009-40, entitled Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. Bruce Hammond, Shana Hammond, John Doe, Jane, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Great Western Financial Services, Inc., its successors and assigns, being all of the Defendants and persons holding or claiming any interest or lien in the subject property. Ken Grace, Sheriff Carter County, Oklahoma BY: DeeDee Anthony Deputy JAMES P. CATES #13182 BAER, TIMBERLAKE, COULSON & CATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 18486 Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0496 Phone: (405) 842-7722 Fax: (405) 848-9349 49562 (Published in The Ardmoreite May 26 & June 2, 2010)

No. 17382 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE CJ-2009-417 Notice is given that on the 30th day of June, 2010, at 10:00 am, at the North door of the County Courthouse, in the City of Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, the Sheriff of said County will offer for sale and sell, with appraisement, for cash, at public auction, to the highest and best bidder, all that certain real estate in Carter County, Oklahoma, to-wit: Part of Lots 11 and 12, Block 192, CITY OF ARDMORE, Carter County, Oklahoma, according to the recorded plat thereof, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said Lot 12, thence East along the North line thereof 67.2 feet; thence South across Lots 12 and 11, and parallel to the East lines thereof 125 feet; thence West and parallel to the North line of said Lot 11, 67.1 feet to the West line of Lot 11; thence North along the West lines of Lots 11 and 12, 125 feet to the point of beginning. subject to unpaid taxes, advancements by Plaintiff for taxes, insurance premiums, and expenses necessary for the preservation of the subject property, if any, said property having been duly appraised at $ 50,320. Sale will be made pursuant to a Special Execution And Order Of Sale issued in accordance with judgment entered in the District Court of Carter County, Oklahoma, in Case No. CJ-2009-417, entitled Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. Randall R. Aycox, Spouse, if any of, Randall R. Aycox, John Doe, Jane Doe, being all of the Defendants and persons holding or claiming any interest or lien in the subject property. Ken Grace, Sheriff Carter County, Oklahoma BY: DeeDee Anthony Deputy James P. Cates#13182 BAER, TIMBERLAKE, COULSON & CATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 18486 Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0496 Phone: (405) 842-7722 Fax: (405) 848-9349 BTCC File NO.: 59312 (Published in The Ardmoreite May 26 & June 2, 2010)



No. 17381 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE CJ-2009-336 Notice is given that on the 30th day of June, 2010, at 10:00 am, at the North door of the County Courthouse, in the City of Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, the Sheriff of said County will offer for sale and sell, with appraisement, for cash, at public auction, to the highest and best bidder, all that certain real estate in Carter County, Oklahoma, to-wit: A tract of land being part of the South half (S1/2) of the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4) of Section Twelve (12), Township four (4) South, Range One (1) West, Indian Meridian, Carter County, Oklahoma, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast Corner of the S1/2 of the NE1/4 of said Section 12; thence S00°22'09”E along the East line of said Section 12, a distance of 446.0 feet to the true point of beginning; thence S00°22'09”E along the East line of said Section 12, a distance of 209.09 feet; thence N89°03'47”W a distance of 281.62 feet; thence N00°22'09”W parallel with the East line of said Section 12, a distance of 202.76 feet; thence N89°38'05”E parallel with the North line of the S1/2 of the NE1/4 of said Section 12, a distance of 281.54 feet to the true point of beginning; Together with Manufactured Housing, 1998 Clayton Mobile Home Model EP28, VIN No. CSS000422TXAB. subject to unpaid taxes, advancements by Plaintiff for taxes, insurance premiums, and expenses necessary for the preservation of the subject property, if any, said property having been duly appraised at $ 47,500. Sale will be made pursuant to a Special Execution And Order Of Sale issued in accordance with judgment entered in the District Court of Carter County, Oklahoma, in Case No. CJ-2009-336, entitled Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. Nila Fetty, Spouse, if any of, Nila Fetty, State of Oklahoma, ex rel Oklahoma Tax Commission, being all of the Defendants and persons holding or claiming any interest or lien in the subject property. Ken Grace, Sheriff Carter County, Oklahoma BY: DeeDee Anthony Deputy James P. Cates#13182 BAER, TIMBERLAKE, COULSON & CATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 18486 Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0496 Phone: (405) 842-7722 Fax: (405) 848-9349 BTCC File NO.: 56641 (Published in The Ardmoreite May 26 & June 2, 2010) No. 17374 IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR CARTER COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA BAC HOME LOANS ) SERVICING, L.P. FKA ) COUNTRYWIDE ) HOME LOANS ) SERVICING, L.P., ) Plaintiff, ) vs. ) DAVE S. HOWARD ) AND LATASHA ) HOWARD; et al. ) Defendants. ) Case No. CJ-2009-344 Judge NOTICE OF ALIAS SALE OF LAND UNDER



EXECUTION THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE Notice is hereby given that on the 30th day of June, 2010, at 10:00 o'clock a.m., North Door of the Carter County Courthouse in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the undersigned Sheriff will offer for alias sale and sell for cash to the highest and best bidder, subject to real estate ad valorem taxes, superior special assessments and all interests of record, if any, except the Mortgage and interests foreclosed herein on the following described real property, to-wit: The North 60.4 feet of the West 19 feet of Lot Seven (7), and the North 60.4 feet of Lot Eight (8), in Block One (1), BUENA VISTA ADDITION to the City of Ardmore, and part of Block “C”;, Chickasaw Heights Addition to the City of Ardmore, in Carter County, State of Oklahoma, according to the recorded plat thereof, more particularly described as follow: Beginning at point on the East line of Block “C”, Chickasaw Heights Addition which is 15.5 feet South of the Northeast corner of said block; thence South along the East line of said block a distance of 134.50 feet; thence West parallel to the North line of said block a distance of 48.00 feet; thence North parallel to the East line of said block a distance of 67.60 feet; thence West parallel to the North line of said block 23.34 feet; thence North parallel to the West line of said block 66.94 feet; thence Easterly 71.34 feet to the point of beginning AND the North 67.6 feet of the South 89.6 feet of Lot Eight (8) and the North 67.6 feet of the South 89.6 feet of the West 19 feet of Lot Seven (7) of Block One (1), Buena Vista Addition to the City of Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, commonly known as 720 Wallace Street Northwest, Ardmore, OK 73401 (the “Property”) Alias sale will be made pursuant to a Special Execution and Order of Alias Sale issued out of the office of the Court Clerk in and for Carter County, Oklahoma, and pursuant to said judgment reserving the right of Plaintiff to recall said execution by oral announcement and/or order of the Court, prior to the alias sale, said judgment entered in the District Court in and for said County, State of Oklahoma, in Case No. CJ-2009-344 entitled BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. Dave S. Howard and Latasha Howard, et al., Defendants, to satisfy: FIRST: The costs of said action accrued and accruing; SECOND: The judgment and first lien of the Plaintiff, BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P., in the sum of $74,361.46 with interest thereon at the rate of 6% per annum, from May 1, 2009, as adjusted, if applicable, until paid; advances for taxes, insurance and preservation expenses, accrued and accruing; abstracting expenses, accrued and



accruing; bankruptcy fees and costs, if any; and an attorney's fee, plus costs, with interest thereon at the same rate, until paid. Persons or other entities having interest in the property, including those whose actual addresses are unknown and persons or other entities who have or may have unknown successors and such unknown successors are hereby notified are: Dave S. Howard; Latasha Howard; Occupants of the Premises The property has been duly appraised in the sum of $77,455.00. WITNESS MY HAND this 20th day of May, 2010. /s/ Ken Grace By:/s/ Dee Dee Anthony Deputy KIVELL, RAYMENT & FRANCIS K. Renee’ Davis, OBA #15161 Triad Center I, Ste. 240 7666 East 61st Street Tulsa, OK 74133 (918) 254-0626 ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF (Published in The Ardmoreite May 26 & June 2, 2010) No. 17379 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE CJ-2010-64 Notice is given that on the 30th day of June, 2010, at 10:00 am, at the North door of the County Courthouse, in the City of Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, the Sheriff of said County will offer for sale and sell, with appraisement, for cash, at public auction, to the highest and best bidder, all that certain real estate in Carter County, Oklahoma, to-wit: Lot Twenty Two (22), Block Thirty One (31), of the American Legion Resubdivision of Blocks Thirteen (13), Fourteen (14), Seventeen (17), Eighteen (18), Thirty-One (31), Thirty-Two (32), Thirty-Five (35), Thirty-Six (36), and Forty-Nine (49) of COLLEGE HILL ADDITION to the City of Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, According to the Recorded Plat thereof; subject to unpaid taxes, advancements by Plaintiff for taxes, insurance premiums, and expenses necessary for the preservation of the subject property, if any, said property having been duly appraised at $49,900. Sale will be made pursuant to a Special Execution And Order Of Sale issued in accordance with judgment entered in the District Court of Carter County, Oklahoma, in Case No. CJ-2010-64, entitled Chase Home Finance, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. Joshua K Williamson, Amy E Williamson, John Doe, Jane Doe, being all of the Defendants and persons holding or claiming any interest or lien in the subject property. Ken Grace, Sheriff Carter County, Oklahoma BY: DeeDee Anthony Deputy JAMES H. THIESSEN#20354 BAER, TIMBERLAKE, COULSON & CATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 18486 Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0496 Phone: (405) 842-7722 Fax: (405) 848-9349 BTCC File NO.: 60651 (Published in The Ardmoreite May 26 & June 2, 2010) No. 17375 BANK OF AMERICA, ) NATIONAL ) ASSOCIATION AS ) SUCCESSOR BY ) MERGER TO ) LASALLE BANK NA ) AS TRUSTEE FOR )



WASHINGTON ) MUTUAL ) ASSET-BACKED ) CERTIFICATES ) WMABS SERIES ) 2006-HE4 TRUST, ) Plaintiff ) v. ) GARY SWAN AKA ) GARY DEAN SWAN; ) LINDA SWAN AKA ) LINDA SUE SWAN; ) AND JOHN DOE, ) OCCUPANT, ) Defendant(s) ) Case No. CJ-2010-47 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN to Gary Swan; Linda Swan; John Doe, Occupant that on June 30, 2010, at 10:00 o’clock, a.m., at North Door of the County Courthouse in Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, the Sheriff of said County will offer for sale and sell for cash at public auction to the highest and best bidder, with appraisement all that certain real estate in Carter County, Oklahoma, to wit: LOT EIGHTEEN (18), BLOCK ONE (1), AMENDED TOWER HEIGHTS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF ARDMORE, CARTER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. PROPERTY ADDRESS; 1729 Easley Drive, Ardmore, OK 73401 subject to taxes and tax sales, said property being duly appraised at $23,100. Sale will be made pursuant to an Order of Sale issued upon a judgment entered in the District Court of Carter County, Oklahoma, in Case No. CJ-2010-47, wherein Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank NA as trustee for Washington Mutual Asset-Backed Certificates WMABS Series 2006-HE4 Trust is Plaintiff and Gary Swan is/are Defendant(s) to satisfy said judgment in the sum of $70,679.82 together with interest at 9.95% per annum from July 1, 2009, including late charges, $1,800.00 for attorney’s fee, $665.00 advances for title search, taxes, insurance, property preservation and all costs of this action accrued and accruing. WITNESS MY HAND this 20th day of May, 2010. Ken Grace, Sheriff By: /s/ DeeDee Anthony Undersheriff/Deputy SHAPIRO & CEJDA, L.L.P. 770 NE 63rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73105-6431 (405) 848-1819 Attorneys for Plaintiff File No. 09-105114 (Published in The Ardmoreite May 26 & June 2, 2010)

No. 17389 The Town of Springer is accepting sealed bids for an untitled salvaged structure declared surplus property, located at 585 main Street, Springer, OK. The structure must be torn down and removed from the property. Sealed Bids will be accepted until Monday, June 7, 2010 @ 2:00PM. To obtain a bid form, contact Springer City Hall @ 580-653-2500. Bids should be clearly marked for what item. Bids may be submitted in person at 551 Main Street, Springer, OK, or sent to Springer City Hall, P.O. Box 368, Springer, OK 73458. Bids will be opened at the Regular Town Meeting on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 @ 7:00PM. The Springer Council reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids. Item is sold AS IS. (Published in The Ardmoreite May 26 & June 2, 2010).

No. 17388 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE TOWN OF SPRINGER FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011 BUDGET TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010 @ 7:00 PM WILL BE HELD AT THE LIBRARY OF SPRINGER CITY HALL LOCATED AT 551 MAIN STREET, SPRINGER, OK TOWN OF SPRINGER BUDGET SUMMARY FY 10-11 Street General & Alley SPWA City Budget Fund Fund Fund Totals Estimated Beginning Fund Balance 76,350 19,965 58,861 155,176 Resources: Taxes 79,000 ----------------79,000 Intergovernmental ..3,200 ..5,900 16,000 25,100 Charges for services ----------------26,400 26,400 Licenses & Permits 100 100 Interest ---------90 500 ...590 Miscellaneous ..3,700 ..3,700 Other Financing Sources: Transfers In ----------------------------- ----------Total Resources 86,000 5,990 42,900 134,890 Total Available for Appropriation 162,350 25,995 101,761 290,066 Appropriations: General Government 66,380 66,380 Council 2,000 2,000 Maintenance 8,000 ..8,000 Fire 1,020 1,020 Streets 5,391 5,391 Public Works 38,610 38,610 Other Financing Sources: Transfers to other funds Total Expenditures 77,400 5,391 38,610 121,401 Estimated Ending Fund Balance 84,950 20,564 63,151 168,665 (Published in The Ardmoreite June 2, 2010)



No. 17376 BAC HOME LOANS ) SERVICING, LP FKA ) COUNTRYWIDE ) HOME LOANS ) SERVICING, LP, ) Plaintiff ) v. ) MITCHELL SIMMONS;) ANITA SIMMONS; ) AND JOHN DOE, ) OCCUPANT, ) Defendant(s). ) Case No. CJ-2009-195 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN to Mitchell Simmons; Anita Simmons; John Doe, Occupant that on June 30, 2010, at 10:00 o’clock, a.m., at North Door of the County Courthouse in Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, the Sheriff of said County will offer for sale and sell for cash at public auction to the highest and best bidder, with appraisement all that certain real estate in Carter County, Oklahoma, to wit: LOTS SEVENTEEN (17) AND EIGHTEEN (18) OF BLOCK TWO (2), IN GOLDEN OAKS PHASE II, TO CARTER COUNTY, STATE OF OKLAHOMA, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. That there is attached to the real property a certain mobile/manufactured home, to wit: a 2007 (Year), OAKCRE MOHO (Make and Model), OC050716492AB (VIN/Serial num-



ber), 480508228009 (Title Number). PROPERTY ADDRESS: 22 Elmtree Drive, Ardmore, OK 73401 subject to taxes and tax sales, said property being duly appraised at $72,500. Sale will be made pursuant to an Order of Sale issued upon a judgment entered in the District Court of Carter County, Oklahoma, in Case No. CJ-2009-195, wherein BAC Home Loans Servicing,.LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP is Plaintiff and Mitchell Simmons is/are Defendant(s) to satisfy said judgment in the sum of $126,676.90 together with interest at 7% per annum from December 1, 2008, including late charges, $1,800.00 for attorney’s fee, $665.00 advances for title search, taxes, insurance, property preservation and all costs of this action accrued and accruing. WITNESS MY HAND this 20th day of May, 2010. Ken Grace, Sheriff By: /s/ DeeDee Anthony Undersheriff/Deputy SHAPIRO & CEJDA, L.L.P. 770 NE 63rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73105-6431 (405) 848-1819 Attorneys for Plaintiff File No. 09-103352 (Published in The Ardmoreite May 26 & June 2, 2010)




No. 17377 RESIDENTIAL CREDIT) SOLUTIONS, INC., ) Plaintiff ) v. ) FRANK L. CLARK; ) RAMONIA J. CLARK; ) AND JOHN DOE, ) OCCUPANT, ) Defendant(s) ) Case No. CJ-2009-419 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN to Frank L. Clark; Ramonia J. Clark; John Doe, Occupant that on June 30, 2010, at 10:00 o’clock, a.m., at North Door of the County Courthouse in Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, the Sheriff of said County will offer for sale and sell for cash at public auction to the highest and best bidder, with appraisement all that certain real estate in Carter County, Oklahoma, to wit: A PART OF THE NW/4 SW/4 NW/4 OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST, CARTER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID NW/4 SW/4 NW/4; THENCE NORTH 200 FEET; THENCE WEST 100 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 200 FEET; THENCE EAST 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; AND A

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DRESS: 116 Melody Lane, Lone Grove, OK 73443 subject to taxes and tax sales, said property being duly appraised at $82,600. Sale will be made pursuant to an Order of Sale issued upon a judgment entered in the District Court of Carter County, Oklahoma, in Case No. CJ-2009-419, wherein Residential Credit Solutions, Inc. is Plaintiff and Frank L. Clark is/are Defendant(s) to satisfy said judgment in the sum of $123,500.00 together with interest at



8.5% per annum or at the current adjustable rate from December 1, 2008, including late charges, $1,800.00 for attorney’s fee, $225.00 advances for title search, taxes, insurance, property preservation and all costs of this action accrued and accruing. WITNESS MY HAND this 20th day of May, 2010. Ken Grace, Sheriff By: /s/ DeeDee Anthony Undersheriff/Deputy SHAPIRO & CEJDA, L.L.P. 770 NE 63rd St.



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and sell, with appraisement, for cash, at public auction, to the highest and best bidder, all that certain real estate in Carter County, Oklahoma, to-wit: Lot Eight (8), Block Eight (8), in the Town of Lone Grove, Carter County, Oklahoma, according to the recorded plat thereof; subject to unpaid taxes, advancements by Plaintiff for taxes, insurance premiums, and expenses necessary for the preservation of the subject property, if any, said property having been duly appraised at $71,520. Sale will be made pursuant to a Special Execution And Order Of Sale issued in accordance with judgment entered in the District Court of Carter County, Oklahoma, in Case No. CJ-2009-315, entitled The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York as Trustee, Plaintiff, vs. Sara Hall, Spouse, if any, of Sara Hall, John Doe, Jane, Sandy Moore, Souse, if any, of Sandy Moore, being all of the Defendants and persons holding or claiming any interest or lien in the subject property. Ken Grace, Sheriff Carter County, Oklahoma BY: DeeDee Anthony Deputy JAMES H. THIESSEN#20354 BAER, TIMBERLAKE, COULSON & CATES,



P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 18486 Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0496 Phone: (405) 842-7722 Fax: (405) 848-9349 BTCC File NO.: 55885 (Published in The Ardmoreite May 26 & June 2, 2010) No. 17380 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE CJ-10-46 Notice is given that on the 30th day of June, 2010, at 10:00 am, at the North door of the County Courthouse, in the City of Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, the Sheriff of said County will offer for sale and sell, with appraisement, for cash, at public auction, to the highest and best bidder, all that certain real estate in Carter County, Oklahoma, to-wit: Lot Four (4), Block Seven (7), ROSE LAWN ADDITION to the City of Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, according to the Recorded Plat thereof; subject to unpaid taxes, advancements by Plaintiff for taxes, insurance premiums, and expenses necessary for the preservation of the subject property, if any, said property having been duly appraised at $ 68,900. Sale will be made pursuant to a Special Execution And Order Of Sale issued in accordance with judg-

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ment entered in the District Court of Carter County, Oklahoma, in Case No. CJ-10-46, entitled Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. Shawn David Bridgeman, Linda Kay Bridgeman, John Doe, Jane Doe, being all of the Defendants and persons holding or claiming any interest or lien in the subject property. Ken Grace, Sheriff Carter County, Oklahoma BY: DeeDee Anthony Deputy James P. Cates#13182 BAER, TIMBERLAKE, COULSON & CATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 18486 Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0496 Phone: (405) 842-7722 Fax: (405) 848-9349 BTCC File NO.: 60343 (Published in The Ardmoreite May 26 & June 2, 2010)

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Honoring Our Service People

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Troops Helping Afghanistan photo by Senior Airman Kenny Holston, courtesy, U.S. Air Force

   Have you been reading the news about our troops in Afghanistan? Two of the most important missions for U.S. troops are to make friends with the Afghan people and to help them build up their country.    This Memorial Day week, The Mini Page talked with officers in the U.S. military Central Command to find out more about how our troops are helping.    U.S. troops have many different jobs in a war zone. One important job, working with local civilians, or non-military people, is called civil affairs.    In a big conflict with lots of fighting, such as World War II, civil affairs troops mainly work with civilians to help protect them. For instance, they might make sure civilians are out of the way when tanks come rolling through.    In a conflict where there is less constant fighting, such as Afghanistan, troops can do different things to help.    Today, U.S. civil affairs troops are working with international troops and Afghan people to build up the country.

The need    The Afghan people have suffered a lot after years of war. The former Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979. After the Soviets left, Afghans experienced years of fighting among local tribes and groups such as the Taliban. After 9/11, troops from many countries, including Americans, arrived.    The years of fighting destroyed a lot of the country’s roads, plumbing, electricity and other facilities.

   In rural mountain areas, people might have to walk miles for water. If they have any electricity, it may be on only an hour or two a day.    U.S. troops are helping to build the infrastructure (IN-fruh-struk-chur), or water, power and road systems. For example, they might help build bridges or dams or clean out water channels. photo by Sgt. Russell Gilchrest, courtesy U.S. Army

Civil affairs

U.S. troops talk with kids in Angory village just outside of Kandahar City, Afghanistan. U.S. and Afghan troops helped deliver supplies to the village. Medical teams of U.S. and international troops and civilians also travel to different villages, helping to train people in healthy practices. They give what medical help they can.

U.S. Army soldiers walk with Afghan kids during a mission to help the villagers.

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Helping With Some Problems The value of school

   Afghanistan is divided into provinces, which are much like small states in America. U.S. civil affairs teams try to help rebuild, or reconstruct, one province at a time.    Troops and civilians are divided into units called Provincial Reconstruction Teams, or PRTs. PRTs work with local people, international troops, civilians and aid agencies such as the Red Cross or Red Crescent.*

    Going to school is a luxury in Afghanistan. Most kids who get to go to school must stop going after they reach age 12. At that time, they need to help the family.    Boys might spend their days tending cattle or working at a job. Girls might start taking care of the house full-time. Families are often very poor, and they need the extra income and help.    In some areas, girls are not allowed to attend school at all. Boys may be allowed to go only to special Muslim schools called madrassas (muh-DRA-suhs).     Girls are often in danger if they go to school. Groups such as the Taliban threaten and attack girls who go to school.    Many Afghan children cannot read or write. Many kids have never had the chance to draw with a pencil. Pens are valued. Kids often run up to troops yelling, “Pen! Pen! Pen!”

photo by 2nd Lt. Christine A. Darius, courtesy  U.S. Air Force

One area at a time

*In Muslim countries, the Red Cross may be called the Red Crescent.

photo by Capt. Mark Gibson, courtesy U.S. Air Force

Students receive new backpacks after their school tents were set on fire. The PRT replaced the tents and gave the kids school supplies.

Afghan schoolgirls wait for their lunch in their temporary school in Farah province. Officials from Farah and U.S. troops were there to see what was needed at the elementary school and a nearby clinic. Kids in Afghanistan have a strong desire to learn. They will happily walk five miles each way if it means they can go to school.

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Ready Resources The Mini Page provides ideas for Web sites, books or other resources that will help you learn more about this week’s topics. On the Web:     • comments&ref=mf     • At the library:     •“National Geographic Countries of the World: Afghanistan” by Susan Whitfield If you wish to send supplies to the children of Afghanistan, you can send them through a service person stationed there. Or you can send supplies to: VCR Chaplain’s Office, NTM-A CSTC-A, APO, AE 09356

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Brown Bassetews try ’n The N d’s find Houn Words that remind us of the troops in Afghanistan are hidden in the block below. Some words are hidden backward or diagonally. See if you can find: AFFAIRS, AFGHANISTAN, AGRICULTURE, CIVIL, COAT, CULTURAL, DAY, DIFFERENCES, JOB, KIDS, MEMORIAL, PAPER, PEN, PROVINCE, ROADS, SCHOOL, SERVICE, SHOES, TROOPS, WAR, WATER. TM

Hooray for our troops!














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Mini Spy . . .



Rookie Cookie’s Recipe

Ants in a Boat

Mini Spy and Basset Brown are boxing up supplies to give to kids in Afghanistan. See if you can find:    • bell    • ax • exclamation mark    • question mark    • word MINI • peanut • letter E • letter A • letter H • ladder • ruler • flyswatter • kite • seal • lips • arrow • number 7

You’ll need:

• 1 medium apple • 1 tablespoon lemon juice • 2 tablespoons whipped cream cheese • honey to drizzle • 24-32 golden raisins What to do:

1. Cut apple into 8 wedges. 2. Brush lemon juice on cut surface of apple wedges to keep them from turning brown. 3. Spoon cream cheese evenly on top of apple wedges. 4. Lightly drizzle honey on cream cheese. 5. Arrange 3 to 4 raisin “ants” on cream cheese. You will need an adult’s help with this recipe. from The Mini Page © 2010 Universal Uclick

photo by Michael Murphree, © 2010 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved

Meet Antonio Banderas

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   Antonio Banderas is the voice of Puss in Boots in the movie “Shrek Forever After.” He has been the voice of Puss in Boots in other Shrek movies.    Antonio has starred in several movies, including “The Mask of Zorro.” He trained with the Spanish national fencing team to learn the sword moves for that movie. He also acted as Gregorio in the “Spy Kids” movies. Antonio Banderas and    Antonio, 49, was born in Malaga, Puss in Boots Andalusia, Spain. He wanted to be a soccer player until he broke his foot when he was 14. He then went to drama school. He began acting in several plays in small theaters in Spain. He worked as a waiter and as a model and acted in movies in Spain.    When he got his first acting role in a Hollywood movie, he still couldn’t speak English. He had to learn to speak his lines using phonics, a way of sounding out each word. from The Mini Page © 2010 Universal Uclick from The Mini Page © 2010 Universal Uclick


All the following jokes have something in common. Can you guess the common theme or category? Barry: What do you call the first one to get in the bathtub? Beth: The ring leader! Bob: What do you take when you have a phone in your bathtub? Brad: Babble baths! Ben: What do lizards put on the walls around their bathtub? Barbara: Reptiles!

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Getting to Know Each Other

Cultural differences    One of the biggest cultural differences is that in Afghanistan men and women are often kept separate except within families. Sometimes even talking about a person of the opposite sex can mean trouble.    For example, a man can ask how an Afghan man’s son is doing in school. But he could upset the other man if he asked the same question about his daughter.    PRTs try to learn about the Afghan people. They may begin by sitting down with people in the village and having a cup of tea. The Mini Page thanks Lt. Col. Rob Golley and Capt. Robert Chamberlin, U.S. Central Command, civil affairs, for help with this issue. Next week, The Mini Page is about soccer’s World Cup.

A U.S. sergeant and a U.S. Department of Agriculture representative plant Afghan pine tree saplings at a demonstration farm on a U.S. base. U.S. agricultural experts use the farm to teach Afghan farmers about advanced techniques. National Guard troops from farming areas in the U.S. led the way in creating programs to improve Afghan crops. Troops help with everything from grape production to rice harvesting.

Helping women

Help from home

   PRTs are helping to set up different job training programs for women. Afghan women usually have no way of earning their own money.    In many parts of Afghanistan, widows cannot remarry. They can’t get jobs. Their male relatives must support them and their children.    PRTs are setting up programs to help women support themselves. For example, U.S. military and Afghan doctors are training women to be midwives, or women who help deliver babies.    One PRT program helped women start a poultry farm. The women live there, caring for chickens and eggs.    Other programs might find women jobs sewing and knitting garments and weaving sheep’s wool into cloth.

   U.S. military families collect most of the school supplies that troops give to kids in Afghanistan.    Kids really need notebooks, pencils, pens, shoes and winter coats. Civil affairs officers say they often see kids running around barefoot in 3 feet of snow.    They warn people not to send anything religion-based. This might be an insult to the Afghan people.

Look through your newspaper for stories about our troops.

photo by Master Sgt. Keith Brown, courtesy U.S. Air Force

   Cultural differences, or different ways of life, can create misunderstandings. Civil affairs troops get training from people who have been in the country before them. But it takes a long time to learn about another culture, especially when it is very different from our own.    In city areas, Afghan ideas about Americans might come from movies. They often think all Americans have gun battles in the streets and drive around in fast cars.

photo by Joint Combat Camera Afghanistan RSSC

Bridging the gap

A U.S. Army major gives crayons to an Afghan boy. Supplies were donated by a school in Algonquin, Ill. Crayons are so rare in Afghanistan that in one case, each child got one crayon from a box.

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