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Fiddlers to play after Kiowa Pioneer Days Parade Saturday


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Fiddlers to play after Kiowa Pioneer Days Parade Saturday

By Yvonne Miller Nice weather is expected for the weekend, which is perfect for Kiowa’s 29th Annual Pioneer Days. Pioneer Days was begun 29 years ago as a surprise roping event put together as a birthday gift for John by his wife, Bev. This year, there will NOT be the traditional hamburger feed in the park, due to conflicts with the Border Line Theatre Friday night dinner theatre performance of “Music Man.” Call Shirts and More and reserve your ticket for Friday night and have a steak and a show instead. Come to Kiowa Saturday morning for a cowboy-sized breakfast at the Masonic Hall starting at 6:30 a.m. Be at the Chief Theater early for best selection at the Historical Society bake sale, which starts at 8:30 a.m. Kiowa’s Senior Citizens invite

you to drop by their center for free coffee and donuts and peruse the goods at their indoor flea market. Line up for the parade, which starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Plum Thickett. The Pioneer Parade will begin at 11 a.m., and will include a cattle drive down Main Street. Immediately following that the young Red, White and Blue Fiddlers, led by Donita Ragan and Carol McGee, will

give a concert in Centennial Park. Bulldogging will begin at 2 p.m. and run throughout the day at the John Miller Arena in the southeast corner of Kiowa. Head to Progress Park Sunday morning with your lawn chairs for a cowboy church service at 8 a.m. Gary Moore from KREG Radio will give the message. Team roping will begin at 1 p.m., at Miller’s Arena.

Waynoka hires new superintendent

By Alex Cole Waynoka’s current superintendent, Peggy Constien, announced her resignation last January. After three months of searching,, a new superintendent has finally been hired. A special meeting was held Monday evening to vote to employ Loren Tackett as new superintendent. Tackett was formerly employed as superintendent by Granite Schools in Granite. He also coached sports while at Granite. The Alva Review-Courier / Newsgram is published Wednesday by Martin Broadcasting Corp. 620 Choctaw St. Alva, Oklahoma 73717 Lynn L. Martin, President Telephone Numbers: Alva Review-Courier 580-327-2200 Newsgram 580-327-1510 FAX 580-327-2454 www.alvareviewcourier.com E-Mail: manager @alvareviewcourier.net news@alvareviewcourier.net Entire Contents Copyright 2013 Members of: Associated Press Oklahoma Press Association

The Waynoka Rattlesnake Hunt was held this past weekend. Giving the snake handlers some help, nine-year old Desirae Watson of Edmond steps up to count the number of rattles on a captured snake. She counted twenty rattles. Photo by Lynn L. Martin


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Alva Board hires new High School Principal By Lynn L. Martin Agreeing to move from an Oklahoma City school to Alva High School, Randy Atkins told the Alva Board of Eduction that “The Alva High principal’s job is the best job available in State of Oklahoma, bar none.” He said there were three main reasons for that statement: tremendous academics (he loves the Goldbugs’ history on the side of the gym), athletic excellence (he traveled to see the boys and girls play at the regionals on the way to State) and tremendous community support. Atkins told the board that he just

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completed six years as principal of Western Heights Middle School of Oklahoma City. Before that, he served as a teacher at Deer Creek of Edmond. Atkins wife, Charlotte, has had a career at Schlumberger, an international company well known for providing support in the oil fields. They have three children out on their own. Personnel Changes The retirement resignations of Marsha Smith and Kim Foster were accepted, along with a resignation from Mary Hamilton, half-time teacher. Hamilton retired earlier, but returned to provide some part-time teaching help. Buddy Liggenstoffer, a non-certified employee, resigned to take a job at the Bill Johnson Correctional Center. Another agenda item was to re-employ the remaining certified personnel. Superintendent Steve Parkhurst asked each principal to make recommendations to the school board for the teachers at their particular school site. Virtually all praised the work of their teachers and noted that none were on any plans of improvement. The board accepted four open student transfers from the adjoining districts: Savannah and Amanda Breeden of Cherokee; Zane Shurter of Burlington, and Grace Hopkins of Waynoka. Heating and Air Conditioning Bids The school district solicited bids for replacing six heating and air conditioning units. Eleven bid packets were distributed and six were returned.

The next to lowest bid, which was from Fair Plumbing of Alva, was accepted. It totaled $37,425.33 and specified Goodman units. The lowest bid, which totaled $35,870, was also for Goodman units and was from Northwest of Enid. Parkhurst explained to the board they had to provide a legitimate reason if the low bid was not accepted. The board members said they felt they would get faster service from a firm located in Alva, and also, as service calls are required, they are used to being charged mileage to and from Enid. They felt those advantages would quickly overcome the $1,500 price difference. Also, Fair Plumbing has answered service requests as late as 9 p.m. Other bidders were Luckinbill at $57,471, Slater at $49,471, GreyDog at $53,500 and AEC at $52,822. In other action, the board approved renewing the contract with Municipal Accounting Systems for the school’s software; they accepted a request from the AEA (a teacher’s union) to enter into win-win negotiations for the 2013-2014 school year contract. Approval was granted for LeClub to travel to San Antonio May 27-31. The use of a school suburban was also approved. The organization will be responsible for all expenses. The board renewed the contract with Cooperative Education Project and granted a parental lave for one year for Amelia Bushman.


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The winner in the Oklahoma Gyp Rock Division of the Waynoka Snake Hunt was a 69.5 inch snake caught by the team of Pat Meek, Mike Meek and Lyman Redgate (not pictured) on the property of Sid and Doris Smiley. Holding the Smiley’s award is Katie Blair, Miss Snake Hunt 2013. Kneeling is Brandon Eslick, President of the Waynoka Rattle Snake club (who, by the way, was the only person who got knicked by the fang of a rattlesnake this year). Photo by Lynn L. Martin


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Extra duty stipends, rehires of certified personnel, school calendar among CISD approvals By Roger McKenzie With Superintendent Cory Ellis absent from Monday night’s meeting of the Cherokee School Board, the meeting’ flow took a slower pace as the five board members made their way through a long agenda. Ellis’ absence did not prevent the board from moving forward and taking action on a number of items, including extra duty stipends for teachers, rehiring of certified staff, the school calendar, fundraisers, a security pledge and other more routine items. The one item they took the most time with, however, ended up with the matter tabled until some point in the future. For about an hour and a half, the board discussed and revised the revision of the cheerleading policy. Tabled at a previous meeting, the proposed new policy was apparently used by Irene Littlefield to select cheerleaders for the next fall before it officially received board approval. Going over the policy line by line and discussing some items at length, a number of changes were made. Because school transportation for cheerleaders to away games is limited to eight, one section of the policy was changed to limit the number of varsity cheerleaders to eight. Apparently, 13 were approved by Littlefield. The rest of the cheerleaders will now be designated as the junior varsity cheerleaders and will be able to cheer on the sidelines at home games but not away

games. If a varsity cheerleader leaves the squad, a replacement will come from the highest scoring (on a rating system used to select the cheerleaders) cheerleader on the junior varsity squad. A number of other changes were made by the board, including removing some demerits, placing limits on apparel to hold down expenses for cheerleaders and requiring the cheerleader coach to attend all cheerleading activities. After making changes, however, the board members did not formally approve them. Instead they tabled the matter for a future meeting. The extra duty stipends were first brought up by Ellis. He encouraged the board to consider increasing stipends for all personnel who took on extra duties. Those duties range from sports to cheerleading to academics. The list approved by the board Monday provides some increases to bring the school’s compensation a little more in line with area schools. An even-handed approach was taken where smaller increases were handed out to everyone rather than, for example, a much larger increase for one position and a much smaller increase for another. No list of the actual stipends was handed out Monday night. After an executive session, the board voted to rehire all of its certified personnel for next year. Two current teachers won’t be back, however.

Board President Ken Girty announced that Jeremy Johns and Heather Biby had both submitted resignations for personal reasons. Johns, an agriculture teacher, has been employed by the Cherokee Independent School District (CISD) for three years. Biby is completing her first year in Cherokee as a fourth grade teacher. The board approved the second of three options for next year’s school calendar. The option was the one most CISD staff favored, said Girty. It calls for 1,085.5 hours of instruction with a start date of Aug. 14 and an ending date of May 13, 2014. It’s projected 165 days includes two parent-teacher days and five professional development days. It also included five snow days. Several proposed fundraisers were approved. One was tabled until more information is forthcoming. Also approved was a change in the school’s security pledge with ACB bank. The change reduces the pledge from $600,000 to $250,000. Several routine items were give board approval. They included: – okays for the district’s annual dropout rate that is reported to the state (CISD had one dropout listed). – the annual college remediation report showing how many CISD graduates needed remediation in college (13) – the agreement to count student grades in math and science courses taken at the Northwestern Career Technology Centers toward graduation. – the annual E-Rate set up for the district’s telephone and internet services. The board also approved the administrative reports from principals, activity and treasurer’s reports, and encumbrances. A baseball account was approved as an addition to the activity fund. That sport is being revived this year. The treasurer’s report included an ending monthly (March) balance of $773,326.15 in the district’s General Fund. That is up almost $370,000 from this time a year ago. The total for all funds is up almost $495,000.


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Rose retiring from South Barber, P1 Group over budget By Yvonne Miller After 38 years Mary Rose is retiring as a South Barber teacher. The board of education accepted her resignation, effective at the end of this 2012-13 school year, at their April meeting Monday night and covered many other items as well. All members attended including President Kent Swartz, Jeff Black, Deb Helfrich, Bob Schrock, Dana Roark, Janet Robison and Michael Anderson. Superintendent Brad Morris and Board Clerk Julie Johnson also sat at the board table. Two other resignations effective at the end of this school year were accepted: Candy Davis as fifth grade teacher, as she wants to stay home with her baby; and Kay Roberts as middle school cheerleading coach and middle school assistant volleyball coach. P1 Group Rep Gives Update Rusty Roderick of P1 Group, Inc., gave an update to the board regarding improvements at the elementary building including HVAC renovation, window, door and lighting replacement. The original cost estimate for the entire project was $1.3 to $1.4 million. On Monday night Roderick estimate totaled $1,830,401. Roderick told of many reasons why costs are coming in over budget. Some of those are: need an upgraded fire alarm system; need structural steel to secure HVAC unit in gym in part to avoid condensation on the wood floor;

and material costs in general are more expensive. Roderick said he would go back and revise financial figures as much as possible and bring further information to the board in a special meeting if needed. The superintendent and board said they will prioritize the projects if needed. The goal is for P1 Group to complete the entire project this summer with no students in the building for optimum safety. The worst-case scenario is only part of the project would be completed this summer. Superintendent Morris talked of ways to finance the project as he has previously. He said the capital outlay fund currently has approximately $1.1 million. Of course, the superintendent and board realize they must leave sufficient money in capital outlay for such things as emergencies. Morris said they can borrow against the capital outlay account, which would provide close to $950,000 by early June. In the fall capital outlay could be replenished, he said. The board took no action on the project until Roderick presents new figures. Superintendent Report and Other Board Business Giving his superintendent report, Morris said they got a new hot water heater and a sewer break repaired at the grade school. A turf company aerated the football field. Regarding federal funding, Morris said they’ll receive a 5.1 percent cut,

which will affect the school’s Title programs. The board approved current bills of $253,825.44. The 2013-14 school calendar received approval. The first day of school is Tuesday, Aug. 27. Oct. 25 is end of first quarter, school dismisses at 1 p.m. Nov. 1 is Parent/Teacher Conferences, no school. Thanksgiving Break is Wednesday, Nov. 27-29. Dec. 20 is end of the second quarter and school dismisses for Christmas break at 1 p.m. Students resume class Monday, Jan. 6. On Feb. 17 are parent/teacher conferences and no school. Spring break is March 17-21. Easter break is Good Friday, April 18, and Monday, April 21. Commencement is May 11. The last day of school is May 16. The board tabled a review and possible revision to the district drug policy as Sheriff Justin Rugg was unable to be at the meeting. South Barber High School (SBHS) Principal Brent Shaffer reported that the drug dog made a run through the school three times this last month. The board met in executive session to discuss non-elected personnel matters with no action taken upon return to open sessions. Student Accomplishments and Upcoming Activities Meagan Masters’ forensics students finished second overall at the HOPL meet hosted at Kiowa. She has 11 students in 10 events who qualified for state this year, which is May 4. Masters invites the community to Forensics Night at the High School auditorium Friday, April 26, at 7:00 pm., as students practice for state competition. This is a free event and open to the public – refreshments will be served. At the High School Regional Music Contest at Winfield two students earned I (Superior) ratings on solos and advance to state: Shania Farney on trombone and Lane Hess on tuba and his vocal solo. Eight girls received a II (Excellent) ratings on their vocal solos. Middle school students receiving (I) ratings at the HOPL Music Contest at Cunningham are Spencer Kimmel (tenor sax); Joseph Bowden (tuba); Slater Blick See S.

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Traffic stop turns into felony charge By Marione Martin A Texas man was stopped in Alfalfa County because a deputy said he saw him cross the center line twice. The driver ended up with a felony charge as well as two traffic tickets. According to documents on file, Alfalfa County Deputy Blake Trekell stopped the extended cab pickup on April 2 about 1:15 a.m. on SH8 just south of the intersection with SH45. While talking to the driver, David Andrew Clements, 28, of Montgomery, Texas, Trekell saw a glass bottle of beer in the armrest between the driver and his female passenger. He asked Clements to get his driver’s license and insurance and return with him to his patrol vehicle. Once in his vehicle, Trekell could smell an odor of alcoholic beverage about Clemens person. After running Clements’ Texas driver’s license, Trekell found that it had been suspended and Clements had no valid license. Trekell asked how much he had to drink and Clements said no more than two or

three beers. He performed sufficiently on the field sobriety tests and was asked to sit back in Trekell’s vehicle. Trekell asked if there were any more open containers other than the one he could see, and Clements said there were some old ones in the bed but no others. Trekell left Clements in his vehicle while he searched Clements’ pickup. He asked the passenger to step to the front of the vehicle while he searched. He found one more open container behind the driver’s seat. The passenger was allowed to return to her seat. Trekell went back to his vehicle and asked Clements whose bottle was behind the seat, and he said it was his from earlier. While Trekell began writing a citation for open container, Clements began making small talk and said “at least we weren’t like Houston, Texas; police who would beat you for no reason.” He went on to say he didn’t want that twelve gauge shotgun used on him, speaking of Trekell’s department issued shotgun, which was kept by the driver’s seat of his vehicle. Knowing that he kept his department-issued Taser X-26 next to the shotgun, Trekell glanced to where the Taser was kept and noticed it was gone. During training on the $850 device, Trekell had been taught a suspect threat-

ening an officer with the device could be treated as a deadly force situation. Trekell saw that Clements’ hands were tucked into his coat in such a way that he could be holding the Taser. Trekell said he needed to get something from the rear compartment of his vehicle. Trekell exited and drew his sidearm. He approached Clements and told him not to move and asked where his Taser was. Clements said it was in the floorboard. He instructed Clements to put his hands on the dash slowly and handcuffed his right wrist, putting his arm in an arm bar and removing him from the vehicle. He then handcuffed the other hand. When he didn’t find the Taser in the floorboard, he again asked Clements where it was. He said it was down in his pants. He had unbuckled his belt and pants and placed the device inside his underwear in his crotch region. Asked why he took it, Clements said he was scared of it and didn’t want to be tazed with it. Later at the county jail, Clements said he thought it would be cool to show the Taser to his friends. Clements has been charged with grand larceny, a felony. He was also issued traffic citations for transporting an open container – beer and operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license.


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liam (Bill) Whitson, who was stationed in Alva with the Army Air Corp, since this was during World War II. When he was transferred to the base in El Reno, Grace enrolled at Oklahoma State University to be closer to him. She finished her sophomore year there after Bill was shipped overseas. After the war ended, they married on July 21, 1945, at the home of her Aunt Grace and Uncle Ed. They left Oklahoma to live in Arlington, Va., where Bill was from. After he got an accounting degree on the GI Bill, Grace and Bill moved to Alexandria, where she resided until 2006. Four children were born to them: Kathryn Floyd, Rebecca Anne, Richard Layton and William Stuart. Bill died in March of 1980. In 2000, Grace became an invalid due to chemical poisoning and in 2006 she moved back to Alva to be closer to her family there. She died at her home in Alva on April 3, 2013, at the age of 86 years and eight months. Grace was an avid reader, loved to do crossword puzzles and could be packed and ready to go somewhere in five minutes. She went to Europe several times. She loved anything chocolate, enjoyed knitting, crocheting and sewing. She

loved making intricate felt Christmas ornaments to give everyone at Christmas. Family was very important. She attended Washington Street United Methodist Church in Alexandria and was very active in the Hal Fisher Sunday school class. She is survived by her children and their spouses: Kathryn and Jerry Frech of Woodwar;, Rebecca Glass of Woodford,; Richard and Margie Whitson of Salt Lake City, Utah; and Stuart and Temple Whitson of Alexandria; Also surviving are her brother, Paul Nighswonger and his wife Elaine of Alva, and special family friend Rich Lee of Woodford. Her grandchildren are Heidi and David Vanlandingham, Susan and Wesley Sims, Kathleen and Michael Berry, Rachel and Arrick Creamer, Ian Whitson and Elizabeth Vanlandingham. Her twelve great grandchildren are Connor and Rylan Vanlandingham; Michael and Kyle Sims; Dallas, Syler, Boston and Gracen Berry; and McKai, Nathaniel, Liora and Aliya Creamer; plus several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She will be truly missed. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to D.A.R or Meals on Wheels.

Obituaries LES BLACK Funeral services for Les Black, 84, are pending at Marshall Funeral Home of Alva. GRACE C. WHITSON Funeral services will be Saturday, April 13, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church Chapel with Reverend Terry Martindale officiating. Interment will be at a later date. Online condolences may be made at whartonfuneralchapel.com. Grace Carol was born Aug. 3, 1926, in Alva to Howard L. and Lucie K. (Floyd) Nighswonger and was raised on the family farm northwest of Alva. Elementary school was Greenleaf School, a one-room country schoolhouse, where she skipped third grade because she was the only one in that class. She moved into town and stayed with her Aunt Grace and Uncle Ed Van Anterp so she could attend high school. After graduation she attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University. At a sorority dance she met Wil-


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Seventy-Six raves for Border Line’s ‘Music Man’

Three performances this weekend

A Review by Yvonne Miller Colorful costumes, quality singing, fun and frivolous dancing, priceless facial expressions from both youth and adults – that’s what you’ll find at the Border Line Theatre’s performance of “Music Man” that has it’s final three shows this weekend, April 12-14. Tickets are still available for the Friday and Saturday night dinner theatre performances at the Kiowa, Kan., Community Building. Call Shirts and More in Kiowa for ticket information at 620825-4074. The final performance is Sunday, a 2 p.m., matinee for which tickets can be purchased at the door. As the show opens the audience hears, sees and feels the clickety-clack of a train destined for River City, Iowa. Hat-clad traveling salesmen bounce along with the train motion saying “whad-a-ya-talk” in a fast syncopation as comical as their plaid jackets. Anvil salesman Keith Fink roars about the elusive salesman/con artist Harold Hill. This opening train scene is worth the entire ticket price (well, the fire-grilled steak dinner is pretty awesome, too!) As Harold Hill, the “Music Man,”

A reserved Marian the Librarian (Rebekah Wagenbach) shows disgust at the persistence of Music Man Harold Hill, who tries to win her affections. Photo by Yvonne Miller Bob Gilliland proves why he was a standout in Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s theater department – his voice is as powerful as a locomotive and his stage presence is commanding. His unintended love interest “Marian,” played by Rebekah Wagenbach, makes you believe she is a prim and proper librarian with her facial expressions that could silence the wildest child or brush off any suitor. Her stellar vocal performance is proof of why she’s appeared in many earlier BLT musicals and was welcomed back to the stage.

Marian’s red-headed Irish “mother,” Mrs. Paroo, is played by veteran Cathy Cox, who played this character when BLT did “Music Man” 10 years ago. In typical “Cathy” style she plays her part to perfection – a real “Darlin,” as she refers to most everyone in her mastered Irish brogue. Playing Mrs. Paroo’s son, seventh grader Raef Wilhelm shows his acting growth from past experience in BLT Children’s Theatre. He masters a range of emotions and a noticeable lisp his character “Winthrop” must show. BLT veteran Gary Jacobs again perfects his role down to the last “four score and ...” as the bumbling Mayor Shinn. Gary has the crowd laughing as See Music

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Barber County law enforcement responds to shooting, deaths By Yvonne Miller Barber County, Kan., saw more than their usual activity that involved law enforcement last Friday and Saturday. Barber County Sheriff Justin Rugg told the Newsgram that the sheriff’s office responded to an unattended death Friday. This was just south of Medicine Lodge, 1 mile south of Highway 160 near Papoose Rd. The sheriff said it’s believed that sometime Friday morning between 1:30 a.m. and 7 a.m., Randy Reinhart of Medicine Lodge was on a bulldozer and came off the machine for an unknown reason. Reinhart was found lying in the tracks of the bulldozer, Sheriff Rugg said. Between noon and 12:30 p.m., Friday Medicine Lodge Police Sgt. Jay Morford responded to a separate unattended death at a residence at First St. and Oak in Medicine Lodge. Josh Jackson of Medicine Lodge was the unattended death. Sheriff Rugg said Jackson’s cause of death is pending an autopsy. About 4:30 p.m., Friday, the Medicine Lodge rural and city fire departments responded to a house fire on Rodeo Drive south of Highway 160. It was an unoccupied house owned by Jerry Chance. Sheriff Rugg said firefighters got the flames under control. Saturday at 11:19 a.m., a call came into the sheriff’s department with gunshot reports at Hardtner. Sheriff Rugg and Deputy Aubrey English responded. The sheriff discovered Robert Holt of Hardtner was shot in the back of his right leg. The shooting happened in the middle of Hardtner on Delaware St., which is just south of the oil well located on the west side of Highway 281. Rugg said witnesses were present. Janet Stonehocker, a bonding agent, and Matthew Briles were at the scene. Stonehocker and Briles, both of Harper County, took Holt to the hospital, Rugg said. The sheriff said the two told him they went to Hardtner to find Holt and revoke his bail. Law enforcement arrested Stonehocker and Briles at the hospital. Rugg said Tuesday that the two were put in the Harper County Jail where they remained. The case is still under investigation, the sheriff said. Holt was taken on to a Wichita hospital and was released, Sheriff Rugg said. Saturday night, Kiowa Police Officer McGlothlin responded to an unresponsive female at the part of Swonger’s Trailer Court that houses oilfield workers. The unnamed female was taken to the Kiowa District Hospital. The Eaglemed helicopter service came to transport the woman to a Wichita hospital. McGlothlin said the woman died.


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Kiowa Hospital new construction to begin in April, snow hurt February business By Yvonne Miller “After numerous false starts, we’re off and running. I actually signed a notice to proceed. We should see construction trailers and materials start arriving at the site April 4. After that moving dirt begins. They’ll use a packed shale to prepare the foundation,” Kiowa District Hospital CEO Aldeen “Van” Vandeveer told the board. This was at the board’s March meeting last week at the manor with members present including: President Zack Odell, Dan Lukins, Robert Armbruster and Lori Schrock. Robert Stark was absent. Others participating in the meeting were Chief Financial Officer Janell Goodno; Hospital Director of Nurses Tammy Blake; Manor Director of Nursing (DON) Nicole Tronsgard; Assistant Manor DON Jan Smith; Radiology Director Dooli Rugg; and PR/Marketing Director Brenna May. Vandeveer said March 22 he and Stark had a “sit-down” meeting with the builders, architects and USDA representative Tom Finger. He said finally all the technicalities with the USDA paperwork was complete. Hospital and Manor Financials and Statistics for February Presenting February financial information for the hospital, Goodno said since February is a short month anyway and the clinic was closed some days because of the blizzard, the clinic had only 17 days of business. Vandeveer told the Newsgram that the clinic and outpatient services comprise about 70 percent of the district’s business compared to inpatient care of about 30 percent. Goodno said just 221 clinic visits in

February “was a reflection of a provider shortage and being closed 3.5 days due to snow.” Total outpatient visits were 373 compared to 579 in January. Patty McNamar, nurse practitioner who recently earned her doctorate of nursing degree, has been ill and unable to work in most of February and March. She attended the board meeting to say she was feeling better. President Odell told staff he wanted to insure the clinic was trying to work everyone in during McNamar’s illness. “We want to get everyone in at the clinic. We do not want to turn people away.” Vandeveer said currently the clinic and hospital have Dr. Paul Wilhelm, visiting DOCS WHO CARE and other resources. Goodno said the lab currently operates with only two people, Gay Farney and Abby Humphrey. Lab visits reduced to 183 with 2350 tests in February compared to 322 with 4,280 tests in January. Emergency Room visits were 45, same as in January. Radiology numbers remained constant in some tests, and fell in others like X-ray which reduced to 31 from 64 the previous month. Total days of acute and swingbed care at the hospital were 43, down from 51 in January. DON Blake said the hospital patient surveys keep coming in positive. Total gross patient operating revenue at the hospital was $156,784. Net patient revenue was $63,922. That’s after a reduction of $92,862 in contractual adjustments. That makes total operating revenue of $64,135. The CFO said the auditor John Harris is to visit soon to work on the audit and cost reports. She also said they are improving the patient billing format.

Goodno said they’ve made many cuts and reductions throughout the district. Total operating expenses were $282,299 which is $12,854 less than January. This makes a net from operations loss of $218,163. Adding in total non-operating revenue of $83,259, which is primarily tax revenue, the hospital showed a loss of $134,904. The manor’s average resident census was 22 in February and was down to 18 last week. Smith said Tuesday they were expecting a new resident. Schrock said the family of a resident who recently passed told her they were so thankful for the excellent care he received at the manor. Smith told proudly of new statistics they received that show of all the 105 counties in Kansas, Barber County ranks 11th in providing quality care – the best health outcomes. Board members commented on the nice appearance of the aesthetic improvements inside the manor. Tronsgard said they need to hire another Certified Nurse Aide. For February the manor had total operating revenue of $70,046 and expenses of $127,699. This resulted in a loss from operations of $57,652. With the addition of $5,030 of non-operating revenue, the manor lost $52,622. The combined year-to-date loss for both the hospital and manor is $277,740. Other Kiowa Hospital Board Business After a presentation by Radiology Department Director Dooli Rugg, board approved a 60-month capital lease with Siemens for a new 16-slice CT Scan machine to replace the hospital’s old CT. The cost is $9,886.92 per month and includes the necessary CT and X-Ray equipment for the radiology room at the new hospital. It also includes the service contract. Board held an executive session to discuss the monthly Risk Management/ Quality Assurance report; non-elected personnel; contract/legal. During the meeting Goodno requested a financial discussion in executive session. Upon return to open session Vandeveer said the board accepting budgetconverted bad debt to charitable writeoffs as presented. The RM/QA was also approved.


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Expanded paging approved by Alfalfa Commissioners for E911 system By Roger McKenzie Endings and beginnings. The Alfalfa County Commissioners took care of both for some major projects at their regular meeting on Monday. Some of the final details before Cherokee takes over the E-911 call system and before the paving of Aline Blacktop Road begins were taken care of. Even as they were approving bridge inspections, the commissioners also ended inspections for some bridges that don’t need them anymore – a step that will save the county a lot of money in the long run. And the beginning step for a major renovation of the courthouse was taken. The commissioners also took some of the uncertainty out of checks for the county’s highway department employees by changing the way they are compensated. It was a lengthy and productive meeting. Cherokee Chief of Police David Butler, Rob Sims of the Aline Fire Department and Jason Beckner of Total Com, Inc., were on hand to get the county’s help with some final details before Cherokee takes over the county’s E-911 system. That system is currently operated in

pieces. Woods County, the Cherokee Police Department and the Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Department all get emergency calls. Butler announced that if things go well, the city will “flip the switch” and take over the county-wide system on May 14. Some details still have to be worked out, including training and coordination with the Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Charles Tucker said, “Nobody’s talked to me.” Chief Butler said he will get with the sheriff to bring him and his department up to speed. Even when the system is up and running, however, Butler said it will be approximately another year to get cell phones mapped. Right now, the northern half of the county uses a paging system that alerts emergency personnel through their cell phones. The Amerilert system sends text, voicemail and – -on phones that have the capability – email messages notifying them of the details of emergency situations. Butler asked the county to provide the service to the emergency personnel in the southern half of the county to

make the system county-wide. The commissioners approved. The cost to the county will be $2.50 per person per month. The expansion will spread the service to an additional 100120 emergency personnel. Sims spoke about the need for a repeater (signal tower/enhancer) in the southwest quadrant of the county to enhance what is now poor reception. He also wanted to make sure that equipment for the 911 system includes the capability to remotely initiate tornado sirens. The capability, which is not expensive, would work with all makes and ages of sirens and will make the process of sounding the alarm for tornadoes much easier and faster – which will save lives. Beckner is working with the Cherokee Police Department on the equipment needed for the E-911 system. He asked the commissioners to consider upgrading the console currently being considered because of continual improvements being made in them. The newer, improved console would be digital. It would cost more than the approximately $20,000 for the non-digital console that has been considered. Because all details haven’t yet been worked out, after the commissioners approved the expansion of the paging system, they took no action on the other matters. See Alfalfa Page 35


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Bridge Program Progress Continues Strong The commissioners’ aggressive bridge program continues to yield rapid progress – and cost savings – on repairing and/or replacing the county’s old bridges. Alfalfa County has the third highest number of bridges in the state and has been working in conjunction with Gov. Mary Fallin’s own aggressive bridge program to reduce the number of deficient bridges. Monday’s meeting included a number of bridge-related items, including approval of documents for the the replacement of the county’s last ponytruss bridge, located over Eagle Chief Creek in District 2. The inspections of 32 bridges (new and repaired ones) in all three county districts were approved. Before that action, however, the commissioners approved a resolution taking 19 bridges that formerly received periodic inspections out of the formal inspection program. They did it because these bridges, typically only about 20 feet in length, span creek beds that have (for a variety of reasons) dried up. The bridges themselves have been replaced with pipe culverts, then covered with dirt to allow for road traffic. As such, they no longer require periodic inspection, which should save the county a considerable amount of money in the long run. The commissioners also noted that if conditions change these “bridges” can be put back in the system. An application form – which detailed that the county has met commitments required in its portion of the $1.2 million Aline Blacktop Road repaving project – and a contract for the project were approved. The latter moves up the construction date and how it will be paid for. The county is using special-interest-

free, fee-free money to move the project’s construction date from 2014 to later this year. Commissioner Chad Roach explained that the county has been among the state’s most aggressive in using a special state loan program for bridges and roads. He said that the county borrows the money from the State Finance Department’s program and has used it to speed up the county’s bridge program. Bridges scheduled for repair or replacement in 2014 with the county’s allocation of state money are now being done, thanks to the program. Bridges scheduled for 2013 were done last year And now the program is being used to help move up the construction of the Aline Blacktop Road, another state project. The borrowed money is paid back when the state reimburses the county. In addition to saving time in improving the bridges and roads, the program saves the state money, because material costs tend to be cheaper now than in the future. The first step in a major county courthouse renovation was taken when commissioners approved seeking bids for all courthouse windows. The current windows are original to the building and are inefficient. Highway Department Compensation Although it won’t have a significant impact on total pay, a change approved by the commissioners Monday will smooth out the ups and downs of compensation provided by the county for its highway department workers (road crews), enabling them to plan for expenditures more easily because their take-home pay will be more predictable. The commissioners accomplished this by putting the workers on a salary plan, a change from their normal hourly pay. The workers won’t lose overtime

pay. They will be deducted if they miss work. They won’t lose out on compensation time off. The calculations work out to pay for about 173 hours per month. Other Business In other business, the commissioners approved: – road crossing permits totaling $32,482 in fees. – seeking bids on behalf of Goltry Fire and Rescue for firetruck apparatus. – appointing Walt Ioerger as requisitioning officer for Jet Rescue. – resolutions for disposing of equipment for the assessor’s office and for District 3. Both lists are available in the county clerk’s office. – a property easement in District 1 to remove trees and pile them up as part of a bridge construction project. – minutes of their previous meeting, maintenance and operations warrants, blanket purchase orders and monthly officers reports.


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SBHS FFA Agronomy Team wins first in two district contests, qualifies for state By Yvonne Miller Traveling to two district contests in southeastern Kansas last week, the South Barber High School FFA Agronomy Team captured first place at both events. The team is comprised of senior Ciera Houlton and juniors Elizabeth Miller and Kiera Yates. They first competed at

Allen County Aggie Days in Iola, Kan. There they finished first of nine teams. Ciera was the high individual and Kiera second high individual. The next day the girls competed at the Fort Scott Aggie Days Agronomy contest. They won first after competing against 13 other teams. Again Ciera was high individual, followed by Kiera at

second high and Elizabeth at third high individual. FFA Chapter Advisor Amanda Worthington said, “Overall, the trip was a great success.” The decision to compete in eastern Kansas came after South Barber’s participation in their own district’s agronomy contest was canceled due to snow. Worthington said the first place district wins entitle the South Barber team to compete at the FFA State CDE’s in Manhattan in early May. They’ll also compete at Hutch Aggie Days later in April.

Aline Star Cemetery Association meeting The South Barber FFA Agronomy Team of (left to right) Ciera Houlton, Kiera Yates and Elizabeth Miller win first place in two district contests in southeastern Kansas last week, earning them a trip to state.

The Aline Star Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, in the Methodist Church fellowship hall in Aline. This meeting is for all parties who own burial spaces(s) or are interested in purchasing. Those who own property are association members and encouraged to attend. The agenda includes election of treasurer and four board members. All offices and board positions are currently filled and people holding those seats may be re-elected. Membership is required to be eligible either to vote and/ or hold office. In years past spring cleanup has been held at Star Cemetery prior to April 1. With Holy Week activities prior and Easter being March 31, cleanup has been delayed this year. The board respectfully requests that everyone evaluate the condition of decorations on loved ones’ graves. Removal of weather-worn, damaged and out of season items is encouraged.


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he grumps around and attempts to keep River City in order. That includes trying to rein in his wife, played by veteran Janice Hill, who believes in the the Music Man and his “think system.” In this play one never knows what outrageous costumes or bizarre behavior Janice’s character and her town lady friends will unveil next as they “pick-a-little, talk-alittle.” As Harold Hill’s sidekick, Marcellus, Matt Cantrell – always a BLT favorite – brings unimaginable energy to the stage, especially in his comical Shipoopi performance. Each time the barbershop quart – comprised of Justin Rugg, Grant Cantrell, Tim Rector and Ron Rohr – enter the stage, the crowd is in for a treat of harmony as beautiful as the town ladies’ large-brimmed hats swirled with netting and flowers. The show is fun to watch, as each child and adult in the large cast is ao “into” their respective parts with wonderful facial expressions and strong singing. The skill of the musical direction, by longtime vocal teacher Cathy Cox, was evident. Accompanists Jeaneane Fortune and Donita Ragan are second to none. Director Kevin Cox and his entire show get 76 raves from this critic.

The Barbershop Quartet of Tim Rector, Justin Rugg, Grant Cantrell and Ron Rohr is a showstopper in BLT’s Music Man. Photo by Yvonne Miller

The opening train scene of BLT’s Music Man takes the crowd on a moving ride with fun, rhythmic fast-talking they won’t soon forget: (left to right) Zak Schurter, Keith Fink, Todd Reeves, Jim Cox and Mike Mayberry. Others in this popular train scene who are hidden include Joseph Archuleta, Gary Jacobs, Brandon Poland and Bud Ruggia. Photo by Yvonne Miller


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South Barber School Board tied race decided by luck of the draw By Yvonne Miller When the April 2 municipal and school board election concluded in Barber County, Kan., the unofficial results showed that the number of votes for the two candidates running for USD No. 255 (South Barber School Board) appeared to differ by just one vote. Dooli Rugg had 68 votes over incumbent and current board president Kent Swartz with 67 votes. Barber County Election Deputy Amy Sill confirmed to the Newsgram Tuesday that after a few handcounted votes from election day were included Rugg and Swartz were tied 69-69. For that reason the Barber County Canvass Board met Monday morning. Comprised of the Barber County Commissioners, Commissioners Steve Garten and Bill Smith were there. In the absence of Commissioner Paul Harbaugh, County Attorney Richard Raleigh served on the canvass board. Sill said they had 13 provisional ballots for the canvass board to open. Those are votes that were not counted election day for various reasons, such as the voter did not show his or her ID. Of the 13 provisional votes, three did not count.

She said a few went to positions in Medicine Lodge. After the provisional vote count, Sill said Rugg and Swartz remained tied. Therefore, the board put their names in a hat and drew one of them. The lucky winner was Rugg, so she is the newly elected member of the school board. Swartz was present for the process at the courthouse, Rugg was not. Sill said the provisional ballot vote

gave two more votes for school board candidate Steve Allen to make his total 103. Allen is a newly elected board member as he was in the race for the same two seats as Rugg and Swartz for the out-of-Kiowa-city-limits seat. South Barber school board candidate Mark Pollock (for the in-town Kiowa seat) received two more votes in the provisional count to make his win 85 over incumbent Janet Robison who had 79.

Aline-Cleo inducted four new students into the National Honor Society (NHS). These students were selected according to the four pillars of NHS, which are: Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character. Left to right: Kevin Cosper, Ashlee Beckwith, Justin Dobbs and J. D. Doty


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Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Log April 1, 2013 7:55 a.m. Break/enter in Carmen, would like an officer, deputy advised. 8:02 a.m. Livestock at large ¼ mile south of Devine Water, black cow with green ear tag, unable to locate. 11:35 a.m. Missing stop sign 4 miles south of Cherokee at the Clay Creek Bridge, ODOT was advised. 11:40 a.m. 911 call, advised of a hit and run, someone knocked off his mirror and it came in the window, broken glass everywhere, no injury, road is not blocked, advised Woods County. 12:38 p.m. Livestock at large at Cozy Curve, six head of cattle out on west side of road, advised possible owner, he will check. 1:58 p.m. Minor accident east of Burlington, hit a guard rail on Highway11, advised OHP and ODOT, Burlington Rescue is on scene, respondent is uninjured, they will stay until trooper arrives for traffic control. 3:30 p.m. Minor accident on Highway 11 east of fish Hatchery, no injuries, both lanes of traffic was blocked, there was a piece of the trailer in the road, roadway was damaged and ODOT needed to be advised. 4:01 p.m. Reckless driver, white Ford pickup westbound on Highway 11, advised deputy. 4:12 p.m. Reckless driver in Carmen, advised a semi was riding her butt and passed her in a no-passing zone and almost hit an oncoming car, was headed west on Highway 45, advised Woods County. 4:29 p.m. Information, there was a panic alarm on Grand, advised Cherokee Police Department 5:32 p.m. Information, respondent advised that Burlington Fire Department was going to light their tree pile on fire and they were going to stay out there with it. 5:49 p.m. Medical emergency 1 mile east of the junction of highways 11 and 38, a man had fallen off a tank and was bleeding from the mouth, Cherokee EMS enroute, Nescatunga Fire Department advised & en route. April 2, 2013 8:06 a.m. Miscellaneous, advised of a large pot hole in the middle of the road on Highwaty8B right as you come into Aline, very deep and at least three feet across, advised ODOT. 10:41 a.m. Motorist assist on High-

way 11 and CR 720, man was taking a nap, deputy advised of a safer place to rest. 1:14 p.m. Livestock at large 1 mile south of 45/58, four calves out on the east side of the road, he will check on them. 2:30 p.m. Medical emergency in Amorita, individual fell and they needed someone to come check him out, advised Amoita/Byron Fire Responders and Cherokee Ambulance, EMS transferring to hospital. 2:31 p.m. Medical emergency in Jet, request for Helena Ambulance for 73 year-old. 4:36 p.m. Motorist assist north of Cherokee, advised officials or visitors present x one white male en route back to Cherokee, someone will come help him with the vehicle later. 6:13 p.m. Suspicious person 1 ½ miles east of post office in front of cemetery, suspicious vehicle, deputy advised there is no truck out there. 9:25 p.m. Disturbance one block north of the Coop in Carmen, house is blaring music again, could deputy come tell them to turn it down, it is keeping his kids up, deputy en route, they had turned the music off. April 3, 2013 2:26 p.m. Disturbance in Carmen, two individuals are going in and out of an empty house, deputy advised they are working for the owner, remodelling the inside. 3:00 p.m. Major accident approximately 3 miles south of Cherokee on Highway 64, head-on collision with semi and car, looks like no injuries, southbound lane is blocked, advised Cherokee Police Department for Ambulance and OHP. 3:00 p.m. Minor accident approximately 10-11 miles south of Cherokee on Highway 8, vehicle spun at least three times and went into the ditch on left hand side of road, almost into the water, respondent is not injured but vehicle is smoking, advised to contact wrecker and land owner. 6:35 p.m. Livestock at large 2 or 3 miles south of Cozy Curve, one cow and three calves on dirt road right off the highway, advised possible owner, is checking to see whose cattle they are. 8:00 p.m. Motorist assist at ODOT driveway. April 4, 2013 12:48 p.m. Fire unknown 3 miles

north ½ mile west of 11/38, individual was burning trees and it has gotten away from him, request Fire Department, Amorita/ Byron Fire Department on scene, small fire not moving very fast, fire is under control, all units heading home. 1:30 p.m. Minor accident on junction of 8 and /8B, semi backed into another, no injury, roadway not blocked, some debris on road, OHP was advised, one driver requested Ambulance. 2:00 p.m. Livestock at large at fourway north of Cherokee, black cow with yellow ear tag, advised possible owner, he will check. 4:50 p.m. Motorist assist, keys locked in car. 8:00 p.m. Medical emergency at Alfalfa County Jail, inmate having seizures, two other inmates helping him to keep from hitting his head on concrete, EMS on site and leaving with inmate, sheriff in ambulance also, at Share Hospital. April 5, 2013 6:59 a.m. Livestock at large 1 mile west of McWillie, black cows, possible owner advised, he will check. 8:24 a.m. Livestock at large west of four-way, large black cow. 10:31 a.m. Road hunting on Fish Hatchery Rd., he thinks people are hunting from road north of the lake, left message with game warden. 2:30 p.m. Grass fire in Harper County on state line, Harper County and Grant County advised. 3:04 p.m. Civil matter in Nescatunga, an 18 wheeler is parked in the easement and wants it moved. 3:15 p.m. Medical emergency at sheriff’s office, inmate having seizures in cell, ambulance on site and en route to Share. 4:41 p.m. Livestock at large on CR 720 and Latimer, advised possible owner. 6:39 p.m. Suspicious person 5 miles west and 1 ¼ miles south on 5th St, man in shorts is walking with golf club headed north then back west toward oil rig, advised they would be gone by time officers got there but if they showed up would get an officer there ASAP. April 6, 2013 12:25 a.m. Dog at large in Jet, neighbour’s dog was tearing up trash cans in the neighbourhood, while they were gone he got into their house and messed up a bunch of stuff, deputy advised and en route to take report. See Sheriff Page 56


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Alfalfa County Court Filings According to the affidavits and petitions on file, the following individuals have been charged. An individual is innocent of any charges listed below until proven guilty in a court of law. All information is a matter of public record and may be obtained by anyone during regular hours at the Alfalfa County Courthouse. The Alva Review-Courier will not intentionally alter or delete any of this information. If it appears in the courthouse public records, it will appear in this newspaper. Criminal Filings David Andrew Clements, 28, Montgomery, Texas: Grand larceny ($333). Civil Filings Dennis Cote Et Al vs. Douglas G. Lambert: Grand parental visitation rights ($145.70). Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Leah Haines: Indebtedness in the sum of $5,048.57 ($205.70). John C. Mitchell Jr. Et Al vs. Chesapeake Exploration LTD: Breach of implied covenant ($218.70). Quinn Aaron Klein vs. Susie Salinas Et Al: Damages for an amount more than $60,000 ($298.30). Small Claims Filings Continental Investments LLC vs. Billy Leroy Cook: Forcible entry & detainer ($143). Divorce Filings Christina A. Moore vs. Christopher

R. Moore: Divorce ($198.70). Angela Loredo vs. Daniel Staley: Custody ($243.70). Protective Order Filings Nancy Lee Parker vs. Debrah Ann Clausing ($218). Traffic Filings Del Ryan Sanchez, 36, Haysville, Kan.: Operating a motor vehicle with defective tires ($211.50). Little Jack Vanosdol, 67, Jet: Failure to carry insurance verification (state dismissed wwithout fine or costs). Eduardo Sierra, 39, Dallas, Texas: Operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license ($256.50). William Matthew Stutts, 28, Shelbyville, Texas: Operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license ($256.50). Derick B. Bowers, 28, Lahoma: Change lanes unsafely ($211.50). Camalle Danyell Stone, 33, Enid: Failure to carry insurance verification ($231.50). Michael Edward James, 43, Jet: Failure to carry insurance verification ($231.50). Christopher Hull, 40, Edmond: Transporting open container of beer ($316). Calvin Ray Sledge Jr., 38, Enid: Operating a motor vehicle at a speed not reasonable or proper ($256.50). The following individuals received a

citation for speeding: William Z. Calhoun, 20, Enid: 1114 over ($226.50); Amanda Campbell, 21, Morris: 15 over ($226.50); Justin Jay Landrum, 52, Enid: 1-10 over ($188.50); Gary Bainster Sproles, 55, Natchez, Miss.: 16-20 over ($241.50); Jarrod Landon Bonnow, 35, McRae, Ark.: 1-10 over ($188.50); Brian Keith Roberts, 36, Searcy, Ark.: 1-10 over ($188.50); Christopher Kyle Schultz, 25, Enid: 1-10 over ($188.50); Brandon Kelly Miller, 29, Casper, Wyo.: 1-10 over ($188.50); Keith Allen Aldridge, 56, Richland Hills, Texas: 1-10 over ($188.50); Rocky Lovand Betts, 52, Kensett, Ark.: 1-10 over ($188.50); Ubaldo Castro Diaz, 51, Perryton, Texas: 15 over ($226.50); William Matthew Stutts, 28, Shelbyville, Texas: 1-10 over ($188.50); Joel David Head, 45, Quitman, Texas: 1-10 over ($188.50); John M. Beagan, 56, Jena, La.: 11-14 over ($226.50); Sherrie Ann Young, 32, Stratford: 1-10 over ($188.50); Mario Isidro Molinar, 23, Amarillo, Texas: 16-20 over ($241.50); Camalle Danyell Stone, 33, Enid: 31-35 over ($361.50); Marion Joseph Witt Jr., 27, Collinsville: 1-10 over ($188.50); Gary Lynn Murry, 51, Alva: 1-10 over ($188.50); Bradley Eugene Walton, 24, McCurtain: 11-14 over ($226.50). See Court Page 56

Barber County Sheriff’s Log 04-01-2013 The Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported a patient from N. Walnut to the Medicine Lodge Hospital. 04-01-2013 The Kiowa Ambulance transported a patient from Coats St. to the Kiowa Hospital. 04-02-2013 The Kiowa Ambulance transported a patient from Fifth St. to the Kiowa Manor. 04-02-2013 The Kiowa Ambulance transported a patient from 10th St. to the Kiowa Hospital. 04-03-2013 Kiowa Ambulance transported a patient from Harper County to the Kiowa Hospital. 04-03-2013 The Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported a patient from Amber Rd. to the Medicine Lodge Hospital. 04-04-2013 Sheriff Rugg and Deputy English investigated an abandoned ve-

hicle in Hardtner. 04-05-2013 Deputy English, Acting County Coroner Schreiner responded to an unattended death on Rodeo Rd. 04-05-2013 The Kiowa Ambulance transported a patient from the Manor to the Hospital. 04-05-2013 The Kiowa Ambulance transported a patient from Drumm St. to the Hospital. 04-05-2013 The Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported a patient from Oak St. to Larrison Mortuary. 04-05-2013 The Barber County Rural Fire Dept, Sheriff Rugg, and Deputy Hall responded to a structure fire on Rodeo Rd. Medicine Lodge City Fire Dept assisted. 04-05-2013 The Kiowa Ambulance transported a patient from Ninth St. to the Hospital.

04-05-2013 Deputy Hall investigated a report of reckless driving in Hardtner area. 04-06-2013 Deputy English investigated an aggravated battery in Hardtner. 04-06-2013 The Kiowa Ambulance transported a patient from the RV Park to the hospital. During the week officers received 10 reports of cattle out; three reports of horses out; one report of goats out; performed three Public Assists. Arrests 04-02-2013 Jessica Moody, Medicine Lodge, W/F, 24. Arrest by BASO. Shawnee County warrant: Speeding, Driving while Suspended. 04-04-2013 Devon Barton, Kiowa, W/M, 23. Arrest by KWPD. Alfalfa County warrant: Failure to Appear.


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Alfalfa County Real Estate Transactions

Start Book 707, page 798 Real Estate Transfers • Benjamin H. Pahl to Jackie L. Lashley, Trustee of the Benjamin H. Pahl Revocable Trust dated Dec. 8, 2012: the North Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 23, Township 27 North, Range 12; warranty deed. • Toni Marita Nelson to Keith F. Kisling as Trustee of the Keith F. Kisling Revocable Trust dated Jan. 1, 2012, and Marlene Kisling as Trustee of the Marlene Kisling Revocable Living Trust dated Jan 1, 2012: the Southeast Quarter of Section 10, Township 28 North, Range 12 WIM; warranty deed. • Nellybird Farming Company, aka Nellybird Farming Company Inc. to Roy Samuel Schurter and Marilyn L. Schurter, Trustees of the Schurter Family Revocable Trust dated Mar. 15, 2012: the Southwest Quarter of Section 11, Township 28 North, Range 12 WIM; warranty deed. • Clifford W. Richter and Neta V. Stephenson, and Clifford W. Richter as Trustee of the Clifford W. Richter 1998 Revocable Trust dated June 3, 1998, to Richter Enterprises, LLC: (1) the Southeast Quarter of Section 6, Township 25 North, Range 11 WIM; (2) the Northeast Quarter of Section 7, Township 25 North, Range 11 WIM; (3) a tract of land as described in Block 7, Myer’s Addition to the City of Cherokee, a part of the subdivision of the Northwest Quarter of Section 11, Township 26 North, Range 11 WIM; (4) the Southwest Quarter of Section 19, Township 26 North, Range 11 WIM; (5) the Northeast Quarter of Section 25, Township 26 North, Range

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Court The following individuals received a citation for failure to wear seatbelt ($20 fine): Little Jack Vanosdol, 67, Jet; Joshua Robert Porter, 33, Enid; Brett Michael Hill, 17, Wakita; Pamela Gail Kreiman, 50, Wakita; Bruce John S. Pizzo, 19, Wakita; Adrian L. Grajales-Jacome, 29, Alva; Carlee Bushong, 52, Mayflower, Ark.; Starlena Dale Lilliman, 21, Wakita.

11 WIM, as described; (6) the Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 26 North, Range 11, as described; (7) the Southwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 26 North, Range 11 WIM; (8) the Northwest Quarter of Section 28, Township 26 North, Range 11 WIM; (9) the Southwest Quarter of Section 30, Township 26 North, Range 11 WIM; (10) the East Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 35, Township 26 North, Range 11 WIM; (11) the Southeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 24 North, Range 12 WIM; (12) the Southeast Quarter of Section 11, Township 26 North, Range 12 WIM, with an exception as described; (13) the Southwest Quarter of Section 11, Township 26 North, Range 12 WIM; (14) the North Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 26 North, Range 12 WIM; (15) the South Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 26 North, Range 12 WIM; (16) the Northeast Quarter and the North Half of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 27; Township 26 North, Range 12 WIM; and (17) the Northeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 26 North, Range 12 WIM, less and except a tract of land as described; quit claim deed. • Frances D. Kirkham, Trustee of the Richard H. Kirkham Trust #1 to Ian Joseph Kirkham: one-half interest in the North Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 20, Township 28 North, Range 12 WIM; warranty deed. • Frances D. Kirkham, Trustee of the Richard H. Kirkham Trust #1 to Simon Hunter Kirkham: one-half interest in the

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North Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 20, Township 28 North, Range 12 WIM; warranty deed. • Robert Harlan White and Loretta White, and Eldon G. Greer, Jr. and Judith S. Greer, Co-Trustees of the Eldon G. and Judith S. Greer Revocable Trust dated Sept. 15, 2004, to Greer & White Properties, LLC: the Northwest Quarter of Section 14, Township 25 North, Range 11 WIM; and the North Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 19, Township 25 North, Range 11 WIM; quit claim deed. • Rick L. Galbreath to Wayne Norton: Lots 18, 19, 20 and 21 in Block 49, in the First Addition to the Town of Aline; quit claim deed. • Farmers Exchange Bank to Teddy Ray Argraves and Tammy Rae Argraves: Lots 4, 5, and 6 in Block 15, Original Town of Cherokee; quit claim deed. • Donald C. Renbarger to Renbarger Family LLC: the East Half of the East Half of Section 12, Township 28 North, Range 10 WIM; quit claim deed. • Kevin M. Thomason and Angela N. Thomason to Don C. Graves and Donna J. Graves, Trustees of the Graves Family Trust, dated Dec. 23, 1998: the West 15 feet of Lot 5 and All of Lot 6 in the Block 3, Pryor’s Addition to Cherokee; warranty deed. Mortgages • Craig A. Shepard and Michele A. Shepard to the Bank of Kremlin (Goltry, OK): the South Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 2, Township 24 North, Range 10 WIM; four promissory notes totaling $486,000.

Sheriff

2:33 a.m. Welfare check in Woods County,/Alva area, daughter left her phone at home and they saw texts from an individual she had left to meet up with about getting high and doing drugs, gave several possible locations they could be at, please let them know is she was located, advised Woods County. 10:53 a.m. Medical emergency in Carmen, Carmen Rescue was en route to a call concerning an infant, mother refused an ambulance, infant stepped on a ninja knife, was taking him to Bass Hospital. 10:56 a.m. Civil matter in Carmen,

sent text messages to individual to come and pick up his stuff, does not want subject on his property, advised subject he was taking him to court. April 7, 2013 9:05 a.m. Medical emergency in Byron, paged Amorita/Byron Fire Department and Cherokee Ambulance. 3:50 p.m. Medical emergency 2 7/8 mile west of Cherokee, was transporting salt water, when he was hooking up his hose, a piece of metal on the hose punctured his hand and he can’t get his hand free, advised Cherokee Ambulance.


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Animals and Pets

For Sale

For Sale

Very nice 4x4 ‘03 GMC 2500 Diesel SLE 4 door $12,000. 620Angus Bulls. David Scherich. 338-3234 Call 580-327-3109 or 580-3074596 For Sale Angus Bulls

‘09 Chevy LT, Z71 pkg, 4x4 Ext Cab, 2500HD Dura Max Diesel, 2 yr old & 1 yr old. EPD available. Allison trans, B&W turnover ball 580-829-3087 or 580-327-1461 hitch, 56,000 miles town truck, Registered Angus Bulls Clean, priced $30,000. 580-4309033 12-24 month old A.I. sired bulls for sale. Low to moderate birth For Sale weights. Several calving-ease ‘03 1500 Hemi, 60,000 miles. bulls for heifers. Come take a Tow Package. 580-327-6854 look! Armbruster Cattle Co. 580748-2828 (Alan) Business Services Free To Good Home

Sewing Machine

Young F small mix dog. 580-425- not stitching good? Try using a 1992 good quality needle for the type of fabric you are sewing on and For Sale using a good quality sewing Slightly used youth saddle. Exc thread, both of which can be found at our stores. Before you cond. $250. 580-748-1145 try to take sewing machine apart Automotive yourself, please bring it to Mark For Sale at Alva Sewing Center, 415 Barnes. 580-327-3312 Ford Ranger XLT 4dr Supercab 4x2 Torch Red 2011 4.06 V6 It’s Spring 5 Speed Automatic O/D trans. Time to get those Trees & Shrubs 2150 miles Ford Warranty 2 yr Trimmed & Cleaned Up. Free or 36,000 Bumper/Bumper 5 yr Estimates. 580-732-3472. Please 60,000 powertrain, trailer pkg lv msg $1000 extra $20,000. 580-7481232. Looks Better Than New Professional Upholstery For Sale

will all types of furniture. Over 55 years experience. Goltry, OK. ‘05 Jeep Grand Cherokee. AWD. 580-496-2351 $10,000 obo. 580-748-1145

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Dan’s Pest Control

Tree Service

Guarantees you a Pest Free home or business, at an affordable price. It is time to get your home treated for Spiders, Scorpions, Wasps, Ants, Flies, Bed Bugs & other flying & crawling pests. Dan and Sherry will be servicing the Alva area Apr 3, 4, 5, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 29, 30, May 1, 2, 3. 580-748-1953

Tree Trimming, Removal, Stump Grinding. Have Bucket Truck, Skid Steer & Stump Grinder. Pesky trees due to drought, limbs over house, etc, give us a call. Work Guaranteed. Customer Satisfaction is our goal. No job too big or small. Free Estimates. Contact Terry at 580-922-0165

CC Construction Interior-Exterior improvements. Room additions. Plaster Repair & Painting. Handicap. Structural & Non Structural Concrete. Will also accommodate Farm & Ranch. 580-307-4598 or 620825-4285 Defensive Handgun Class This class is designed for the novice shooter or handgun owner. Saturday, May 11, 8am6pm. Class size limited to 10. Northwest Technology Center. Alva Campus. Cost $120. Call 580-327-0344 to enroll Got Freight? If you have a need for a company to move your freight consider giving Scribner Longistix a call at 580-327-7744 to discuss solutions to meet your company’s demands. Also located at 326 7th in Alva. www.scribnerlogistix. com

For Rent New & Replacement Carports, Portable Buildings rental & sales. 580-430-6052 Double ‘C’ Welding and Fencing. Call 580541-3148 or 580-871-2364 Just a S.I.P. Structural Insulated Panels will reduce your energy bills. They pay for themselves in months. WFM Total Construction, LLC. 580327-7935. wfmtotalconstruction. com Massages by Vanna Schedule your therapeutic massage & foot detox appt. today at The Heatwave! Couples/Friend detox $40 ($20 savings) Come detox and relax together! Students receive $15 off massages. Like us on Facebook. Massages by Vanna 580-727-5209 Starting Friday

This week at the Rialto Theatre, “Olympus Has Fallen,” Wed Lunch Special-Taco Soup, “Scarymovies” and “G.I. Joe 3D” Tortillas, Apple Pie. ThurPasture Tree Clearing Chicken Noodle Casserole, Salad, French Bread, Strawberry Save moisture & grass. Let me Cake. Fri- Chicken Fry, Mashed clear trees in your pasture. Skid Potatoes, Gravy, Corn Roll, Spice Steer & Marshall Tree Saw. Ed Cake. Full Menu Every Day. Grover 580-474-2465 or 580Carry-Out avail. 580-327-2212 542-0298 Depot Bar & Grill

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Employment

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Iofina Resources is looking for operators at chemical processing plant near Alva. Requires a HS Diploma or equivalent. Responsibilities include water analysis, water sampling, data entry and chemical handling. A background in water disposal, treatment and plant operations is desired but not necessary. 620874-1734

Share Medical Center is currently hiring the following positions. Physical Therapy Technicianpart time; Surgery Technicianpart time. Call 580-430-3390 for more information Help Wanted Looking for CDL Driver in Alva area. 501-499-3338 Tiny Blessings Daycare

Help Wanted

OKDHS-Child Care Licensing Specialist II open in Woods or Alfalfa Counties. Preferred candidates with a degree in Early Childhood/Child Development, however, anyone with a 4-year degree may apply. If interested Western Equipment LLC go to www.okdhs.org. Closing is now hiring for 2 positions. We date for applicants is April 18 need a FT Parts Salesman and a Crude Oil Drivers Maintenance/Fork Lift Operator/ Machinery Set-Up employee $80-$90,000 plus 3 yrs exp, 6 mo (FT or PT considered). We offer tanker. CDL-A w/Haz/Tank. Also competitive pay. FT employees have Diesel Mechanic openings. receive excellent benefits 888-321-0532, x106 including: 401K, paid vacation and holidays, life insurance, Help Wanted health, dental and vision is now hiring Class A Drivers insurance. Pick-up application for all shifts. Earn over $1500 at 3126 College Blvd or email Weekly. $17-$19 Hourly. jbinder@westernequipmentllc. Excellent Benefits. Over 30 years com for an application in Business. Come be a valued member of our growing company Help Wanted that takes pride in our equipment Lite-N-Nite is looking for an and provides extensive oilfield Assistant Manager. Apply in training. Drug Testing Required. person or pick-up application at Nicholas Services 620-930-7511 1624 Okla Blvd in Kiowa, KS is taking applications for Full-Time or Part-Time Childcare Providers. Ability to pass background check required. Call 620-213-9011

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Now Taking Applications

Looking to Lease

Coming Soon

Vantage Plane Plastics Ltd is looking to fill the Marketing/Sales Management position. Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick time, life insurance, medical, dental and vision insurance, flex plan, 401K and ESOP. Come by and pick up an application at 3161 College Blvd, Alva at the S end of the airport

Private & Professional person looking to lease 500 to 1000 acres for Deer Hunting for 5 years. This is not an outfitter. Please call 772-221-8500 or Fax info 772-2218502

New on Blu-Ray and DVD’s this month at Rialto Video, “Django Unchained,” “Gangster Squad,” “Promised Land,” “Guilt Trip” and “Silver Linings Playbook”

Help Wanted Depot Bar & Grill. Night Bartender & Lunch Waitress. Pick-Up application at 3 N college. 580-327-7011 Help Wanted Share Convalescent Home is currently hiring the following positions: LPN-full time; Activity Assistant-full time; Dietary Aide-part time. Call 580-430-3390 for more information

For Sale 348 JD Square Baler. Baled less than 5000 bales. Shedded. 580-327-7841 Garage Sales Garage Sale Sat April 13 7:30am-2pm. 1306 Flynn Yard Sale Sat 8am-5pm. 1275 Broadway, Capron Moving Sale

For Sale Flex Steel Love Seat with easy pull-out bed. 1/2 mattress like new. Floral design, arm covers. Bought at peg’s Furniture. 580-327-2776 $500 Reward for the return of lost Wedding Ring set. 580-327-2070 Alva FFA Flowers 4 Colors Geraniums $3/Each. Variety Colors of Vinca $3/Each. Limited amount of Sweet Potato Vines in 3 Colors $2/Each. 580-327-2928, 580-748-1695

Farm Supplies

520 E 5th. Cherokee, OK. April 13-14. 8am-?. Furniture, Antiques, Girls Stuff, Household, Tools

We Want Your Wheat

Garage Sale

For Rent

Best prices for new crop or cash, picked up at your farm. Frontier-Trading.com or call 405-999-5148

322 N 6th St. in Carmen, OK. Sat 8am2pm. Friday Early Bird from 6:30pm-8pm

2bdr house in Carmen, OK. $500/Month. $500/Deposit. 580-548-6835

Townwide Garage Sale

For Sale

For Sale ‘08 JD 4995 Swather w/16ft Rotary Head. 620-886-1006

Carmen, OK. 604 N Grand. Sat 8am-? Miscellaneous All VFW Members & Ladies Auxiliary. April 13, 2013 free Hamburger/Hot Dog cookout at VFW Building S of Alva, soft drinks provided. Informal meeting afterward. Weather permitting. George 580-430-6588 or Al 580-748-0762 For Sale ‘02 Jayco Designer 5th wheel, 3 slides, new tires – good condition. $14,000. 580871-2416

Real Estate

‘82 American Heritage Mobile Home. 2bdr, 2bth. Must Be Moved! $3000 obo. 580-748-2110 Major $ Reductions 1720 Maple Residential $120,000. 310 College Commercial $175,000. Schuessler Real Estate 580-327-0707 alvahouses.com For Sale in Hardtner, KS. Newly remodeled 3bdrm 1bth home, CH/A, new roof in 2012. Kitchen appliances included. 580-8292114 for more info

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MURROW

REAL ESTATE & AUCTION

580-327-1998

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Community Calendar Wednesday 9 a.m. The Woods County Senior Citizens Center, 625 Barnes, Alva, is open for games and other activities. Exercise is scheduled each day at 11 a.m. Transportation provided upon request. Noon Alva Kiwanis Club meets at Champs Restaurant. 1-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva is open every day except Monday. For information or arranged tours, call 580-327-2030. 7 p.m. Alva Moose Lodge men’s meeting is held every Wednesday. Thursday 9 a.m. The Woods County Senior Citizens Center, 625 Barnes, Alva, is open for games and other activities. Exercise is scheduled each day at 11 a.m.

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Transportation provided upon request. 11:30 a.m. Woods County Democratic women will meet at Gambino’s Pizza, Alva. Noon Alva Rotary Club meets at Champs Restaurant. 1-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva is open every day except Monday. For information or arranged tours, call 580-327-2030. 3-6 p.m. Food distribution every Thursday, Alva Wesleyan Food Bank, 818 Lane St. 5:30 p.m. Alva High School girls will play soccer at Cordell. 6:30 p.m. Chocolate Fantasy will be held at the Alva Public Library. 8 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 1027 8th (Wesley House) in

Alva every Monday and Thursday. Friday 9 a.m. The Woods County Senior Citizens Center, 625 Barnes, Alva, is open for games and other activities. Exercise is scheduled each day at 11 a.m. Transportation provided upon request. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Medieval and Renaissance Faire will be held on the NWOSU campus. 1-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva is open every day except Monday. For information or arranged tours, call 580-327-2030. 6:30 p.m. Alva High School will play baseball at Guthrie. 7 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous meets every Friday at the Senior Citizen Center, 122 1/2 E. Second, Cherokee.

S. Barber

(bass clarinet); Madi Polson (clarinet); and Anton Reeves (alto sax). All soloists received a I or II rating. The middle school choir received a I rating and a “perfect score” from one judge, which Choir Director Kiley Feely

said is “unheard of.” Principal Brent Shaffer said Donita Ragan accompanied over 50 songs. He and Mrs. Feely agree Donita is “invaluable” to the music program. Shaffer reported on the FFA Agronomy Team of Cierra Houlton, Elizabeth Miller and Kiera Yates, who won first at two district contests. The Middle School Scholar’s Bowl took second place at Attica. Track and tennis season is ongoing.

There are 18 girls and 24 boys out for junior high track (including sixth graders). High school students out for track total 13 girls and 12 boys. Five boys are out for tennis. Jace Thurman tied for first place at the South Barber meet, but lost in a tiebreaker. South Barber hosts Regional Tennis May 3. There are endless end-of-year activities and events upcoming. Check the school calendar at southbarber.com for details.

For Rent

For Rent

1bdrm 1bth duplex w/appliances. Water paid. $600/Month. 580-515-8280 For Rent 3bdr, 2bth Family Home. 580-430-6052 For Rent Normandy Apt # 14. 1702 College. 405659-4199 or 405-314-9222

Office/Retail Space. 580-748-0937 For Sale 3bdrm, 2bth, 1800 sqft, oversized detached 2 car garage, privacy fence, 414 Anthony Ave. Medicine Lodge, KS. 620437-6077 For Rent or Sale 2/3 bdrm houses, Alva, Cherokee & Jet. 405-818-7926 For Rent RV Spaces with full hook-ups. 50 or 100amp service. Call 580-430-1389


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