Issuu on Google+

Talk on the Orient Railroad at the Sod House Oct. 19


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 2

Talk on the Orient Railroad at the Sod House Oct. 19 Fans of railroads, history, and just general Oklahoma lore should head to the Sod House Museum Oct. 19 for a lighthearted look at the old Orient railroad and Arthur Stilwell, the man whose vision brought it into being. The talk will be given by long-time journalist and photographer Jim Stout, who lives between Lambert and Yewed in a home built by his grandfather. Stout’s presentation will include current photos of landmarks along the route, along with links to and discussion of the historical record. The event will be Saturday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. at the Sod House Museum.

Jim Stout will give a talk on the old Orient railroad at the Sod House Museum Oct. 19. 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

Arthur Stilwell was a man of vision – or it might more accurately be said he was a man of many visions. One of those visions was the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad, which had a major impact on the survival and prosperity of the towns along its route, including some in Alfalfa, Major and Blaine counties. Stilwell envisioned the railroad linking Kansas City to the natural ports on the west coast of Mexico and, hence, to the Orient. Known popularly in its day simply as the Orient, it came about as Stillwell recovered from events (including a hurricane, lawsuits, and yellow fever) that led to his being ousted from his first railroad company despite the railroad’s success. Few physical traces of the Orient remain but they are there for those who know where to look. Other traces are revealed only after a study of the historical record. Stout graduated from Lambert High School and Oklahoma State University, and pursued a 50-year career as a photographer and journalist. He was Bentonville reporter for the Rogers Daily News when Wal-Mart had only five stores. After National Guard training, he migrated to Pacific Palisades, Calif., the former home of Will Rogers and the home at the

time of Lawrence Welk, Mel Blanc, Peter Graves, Adam West, Sylvester Stallone and Ronald Reagan. In 1974 he purchased a camera shop and studio from Albert Bresnik who had been the legendary personal photographer of Amelia Earhart. Stout returned to Oklahoma in 1990 and operated a portrait/wedding photography business in Enid for five years before accepting the editorship of the Anthony, Kan., newspaper for six years. He also spent a year with the Blackwell newspaper and another at Alva Review-Courier and Newsgram before becoming “semi-retired” – which, for Stout, means driving a semi for Cantellay CZ Ranch, which is bisected by the old Orient route near Longdale. Stout currently lives between Lambert and Yewed in a house built by his grandfather, C.T. Benefiel, in 1928 – the same year the Orient was purchased by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. The Sod House Museum, open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. is operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society and located between Aline and Cleo Springs on Highway 8. For more information call Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or email sodhouse@okhistory.org.

Superintendent Barresi offers bullying prevention resources In response to Gov. Mary Fallin’s proclamation of Oct. 6-12 as Oklahoma Bullying Prevention Awareness Week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi has launched a new web page with tips for counselors and other educators who work with K-12 youth. “As we work to protect all of our children from the effects of bullying, we’re happy to offer this important prevention resource for educators,” Barresi said. “It goes hand in hand with the significant number of resources available to parents and students already on our website and that we present regularly in

schools,”she said. “We’re also grateful to the governor and other state lawmakers who have made bullying prevention a priority.” October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. The bullying prevention web page can be found at ok.gov/sde/bullyingprevention-awareness-resources. On the page, counselors can find a bullying prevention awareness calendar and a Bullying Prevention Month toolkit. There also are links to Gov. Fallin’s proclamation and the State Department of Education’s other bullying prevention pages.


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 3


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 4

Rate increases for City of Kiowa, Chief Theater improvements approved Police to start DARE program at school

By Yvonne Miller Residents and businesses in Kiowa will see an increase in water and sewer rates; the Chief Theater will get new seats and more; the fire department will get new radios – that’s just some of the decisions made at the October Kiowa City Council meeting Monday night. All councilmembers attended the meeting, including Bill Watson, who presided over business until the arrival of Mayor Brandon Farney about 20 minutes late. Others present were R.L. Simpson, Russel Molz, Tom Wells and Mark Lambert. City Administrator Nathan Law, city clerk Marlo Rugg and City Attorney Laurel McClellan also sat at the table. Water and Sewer Rates to Increase Since a review of the city’s water and sewer rates last month, the council agreed they had to take action, as the accounts were no longer paying their own way and were losing money. Based on 5,000-gallon-per-month average use, water rates will increase

from $13.75 to $21.76 per month, a diference of $8.01 per month. Sewer rates will increase from $7.40 to $11.10 per month, a $3.70 per month increase. The combined rate increases for water and sewer total an additional $11.71 per month. The rate increases were adopted with the council’s unanimous approval of Ordinances No. 410 and 411. Business owner Chantae Simpson attended the meeting and told the council she is “trying to understand” all the recent increases in the city of Kiowa – including the sales tax increase to 7.9 percent on top of these rate increases. “It’s all happening at the same time – while we’re dealing with Obamacare,” Simpson said. She described the rate increase amount as “a huge increase for people on a fixed income.” New Seats and Other improvements for Chief Theater Over the last two years, lists of needed improvements for the Chief Theater were addressed to the council – now they are taking action. The council approved funds of $44,095 to purchase theater seats from Sonic Equipment. A $20,000 donation from Turner Youth will go toward the seat purchase. Law said the remainder can come from the city’s capital improvement fund and remaining donation dollars held with South Central Community Foundation. The council also approved Wells Painting to paint the exterior and interior of the theater. Councilmember Wells abstained from the vote, as it affects his business. The cost of the painting work is $18,000 for all materials and labor. While talking about the theater im-

provements, Lambert mentioned the need to make it handicapped accessible to be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Pool and Community Building Improvements Discussed Law said the swimming pool’s existing doors need to be replaced. The cost to install new doors will be about $5,000, he estimates. Law also listed numerous improvements needed at the Kiowa Community Building, which is heavily utilized. Some of the needed improvements are replacing the front door and the flooring and underlay in the kitchen, lobby and two side spaces in the main auditorium, and installing additional air conditioning. Those improvements are estimated to cost between $24,000 to $30,000 presently. Because of financial restrictions, council agreed to reconsider these improvements after the first of the year with additional information. Police to Implement DARE at School Police Officer Warren Howerter said he’s worked with Marcia Cantrell, principal of South Barber’s pre-K through eight-grade school, to implement a DARE program. Howerter plans to start with sixth graders and hopes to extend the program to other grades. DARE stands for drug abuse resistance education, explained Howerter. The program focuses on other issues as well, such as measures to prevent bullying and tobacco and alcohol use. Howerter just finished an intense two-week DARE training program. He asked the council about his hope to speak to the county about adding a fee to See Kiowa Page 40


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 5


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 6

The Alva Board of Education meets in their new meeting room for the first time. The room was previously a storage area at the rear of the administrative office building. From left: Tiffany Slater, board member; Steve Parkhurst, sSuperintendent; Larry Parker, board member; Jane McDermott, board member; Randy Atkins, high school principal; Lynda Martin, board member; Steve Shiever, Longfellow School principal; Steve Ellis, board president; Tracy Leeper, Washington Elementary principal, and Tim Argo, Lincoln School principal. Video frame by Lynn L. Martin

Alva school board approves huge surplus list By Lynn L. Martin The Alva Board of Education had what appeared to be a short agenda, but in the end the meeting was longer than usual as board members discussed the need for gifted and talented programs and the effect of “good classes” and “not-so-good classes” on teacher evaluations. Too Many Fundraisers Also, several board members said they keep getting complaints about too many student fundraising projects. Jane McDermott said, “The public is not understanding why there are so many

fundraisers when the district is having a big carry-over.” Superintendent Steve Parkhurst answered, saying, “Three years ago they have to provide money for fuel. Now we are picking up the fuel costs when groups such as ag, music or theater travel to competitions, but they still have to come up with their own individual entry fees. Some things are lot legal to spend tax money.” He said, “I agree on the need to reduce student fundraisers. Not only do our citizens have to hear from our students, but kids from other schools near

Alva show up to solicit our merchants.” Fundraisers approved at this board meeting included a “Pink Out” by the Alva High School (AHS) Student Council with estimated sales of $3,900; Kids Against Hunger sponsored by Alva Middle School (AMS) Technology Students Association (TSA) and Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) with estimated sales of $500; Recycled Electronics by Washington Elementary School with estimated sales of $500; AMS Dances and Meals at AMS basketball games by TSA; and a labor auction with sales estimated at $2,000 by the AHS basketball team. Lincoln Elementary School Principal Tim Argo announced his students had raised $8,000 from their math-a-thon. Surplus Item List A seven-page list of no-longerneeded items that have accumulated over the last ten years was declared surplus by the board. Parkhurst said a firm in the business of purchasing entire school surplus inventories is willing to take the whole lot. Board member Jane McDermott asked if individual citizens might have a chance to purchase any of the items before the bulk sale is accomplished. Parkhurst said, “Sure, contact See Alva Page 30


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 7


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 8

Lynn Says

Want a great, uplifting, feel-good moment? By Lynn L. Martin On the last page of Entertainment Magazine about a month ago was a five-word blurb about Kristin Chenoweth being wowed by an audience member she randomly pulled from the crowd to sing with her at a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. I thought that sounded interesting and I figured I could find it on YouTube. First, I have to admit I didn’t even know who Kristin Chenoweth was. Turns out she is from Broken Arrow and is a graduate of Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City. She was runner-up for Miss Oklahoma in 1991, and has made quite a career for herself singing in New York stage productions. She had a major singing part in the Broadway play “Wicked,” which I also knew nothing about. I easily found the Hollywood Bowl performance. Kristin’s backup singer went into the front rows of the crowd asking if anyone knew the song “For Good”’ from the play “Wicked.” A lady by the name of Sarah Horn waved. “I know it,” she said, but thought she had been skipped over. However, the backup singer returned and Sarah was chosen to be brought onto the big stage to sing with Kristin. As an aside, I think it is such an in-

Kristin Chenoweth, left; sings the part of Glinda, while audience member Sarah Horn, who sings Elphaba’s part, stands by. Horn is a music teacher at a small California Baptist college. YouTube video frame teresting risk for a major performer to take, inviting someone they’ve never met before to sing a difficult duet in front of 10,000 people who paid big bucks to attend the show. Singer Josh Groban does that every now and then, also. After Sarah got to the stage, she gushed, “Oh, my goodness! I’m singing with Kristen Chenoweth!” Kristen calmed her down and asked if she liked musical theater. Sarah re-

plied, “I love musical theater!” Then Kristen asked, “What do you do for a living?” Sarah said, “I teach voice lessons.” At this point Kristen seemed to breathe a sigh of relief and shouted out, “Yay. A real hero!” Kristen, who played Glinda on Broadway for a couple of years, told Sarah, “I’m going to be Glinda and you will be Elphaba.” These characters are described in the summary of the play as two friends who are parting for good. I think Glinda is the ““good” witch and Elphaba is the “bad” witch. Watching the video of the scene is so cute because Kristen Chenoweth is very tiny – about 4’8” and Sarah Horn is probably six feet tall. The duet went so well that many accused Kristin of having a person planted in the audience who had been selected in advance. Both Sarah and Kristin were adamant that wasn’t the case. In See Says Page 40


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 9


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 10


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 11


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 12

Cherokee school board receives $7,400 check By Lynn L. Martin Tom Evans, advisor to the Cherokee Educational Foundation, told the Cherokee Board of Education that the organization had earned enough to present them with a $7,400 check. He distributed a list of 2013 projects for which the money was to be used. A total of $1,760 was allotted to

paying for speech camps; $1,500 is to be used for speech department sets, costumes and materials; $1,000 was set aside for music department risers, music and stands; $1,335 will pay for five Hover cameras; $500 will go to purchase scientific calculators; $1,000 will cover academic team expenses; and $300 will fund a book fair. The costs associated

Alicia Mitchell, chairman of the Cherokee Education Foundation, presents a $7,400 check to Superintendent Cory Ellis at Monday night’s Cherokee school board meeting as Ken Girty, school board president, shares the moment. The check, drawn from Cherokee Education Foundation funds, is the largest contribution the foundation has so far given the Cherokee schools. Photo by Lynn L. Martin

with those items totaled $7,395. Evans said current officers of the foundation are Alicia Mitchel, chairman; Orla Wilber, vice-chairman; and Casandra Berry, treasurer. Other members are Gayla Failes, Jeremy Hickman, Terry Ryel, Rebecca Hawkins and Jason Paris, along with advisor Tom Evans. The $7,400 check was the largest contribution the foundation has made since its 2001 inception. The foundation’s current fund balance is $69,693. Fund Balances In financial matters, Superintendent Cory Ellis reported fund figures as compared to the same time last year. The general fund this year is $742,969 as compared to $353,082, an increase of $389,887.20. The building fund is down by $13,839 to $6,144. The sinking fund contains $157,986, up $7,080 from last year. The total of all funds show an increase of $418,825 from last year. The ending monthly balance is $1,018,758. The lunch fund started the month with a balance of $57,472. After expenditures of $26,373, the beginning balance for October is $31,098. The new football field bleachers, which cost $9,986, have been received from Highland Products. Additional music class supplies from Wenger Corp., costing $3,875, have also come in. Five smart boards, purchased for $7,480, have also arrived. Dramatic Improvement in Students’ Reading, Math Proficiency Ellis explained a “longitudinal study” of student grade performance improvement to the board. A few years back, the Cherokee school’s finances fell so much that several teachers had to be let go, and several programs were discontinued. Average student grade achievement fell after those steps were taken. In fact, the district was placed on the state’s “Needs Improvement List.” The chart illustrates examples of some areas of improvement. In this past school year, for example, seventh-grade reading proficiency was at 94 percent – up dramatically from 74 percent reading proficiency among seventh graders in the 2008-2009 school year. SevSee Cherokee Page 26


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 13


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 14


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 15


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 16


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 17


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 18

SOUTH BARBER HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING ROYALTY ENJOYS CHIEFTAINS’ LOPSIDED VICTORY — Early Friday evening, rain fell in Kiowa, Kan., but fortunately it stopped before the 2013 Football Homecoming Queen coronation and the Chieftain’s football game, where they tomahawked the Macksville Mustangs 64-28. The Chieftains are now 3-2 on the season under the leadership of head coach Tim Rector and assistant coach Matt Cantrell. Immediately after the crowning of Homecoming Queen Lauren Hitchcock, the royal court posed for a quick picture before players hit the field: Standing, left to right: sophomore escort Trenton Jahay and attendant Ana Wilhelm, junior escort Peyton Yandel and attendant Taylor McCullough, senior escort Taylor Donaldson and queen candidate Elizabeth Miller, senior escort Eli Corino and 2013 Football Homecoming Queen Lauren Hitchcock, queen candidate Kiera Yates and senior escort Travis Hoch, and freshman attendant Anna Perez and escort Spencer Kimmell. Kindergarten helpers are, left to right: Haydn Smith, Fiona Walz, Rose Thompson and Dayton Masters. Photo by Yvonne Miller

HOMECOMING QUEEN LAUREN — Despite rainstorms in the late afternoon, Lauren Hitchcock sparkles as the South Barber High School 2013 Chieftain Football Homecoming Queen. The coronation ceremony happened in cool and, thankfully, dry weather. Lauren is the daughter of Wreath Hitchcock and Doug Barton. Photo by Yvonne Miller


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 19

Alfalfa County Wisdom Family Foundation Courthouse to donates trailer to Waynoka Schools replace heat/ air system By Alex Cole During a regular meeting on Monday, the Alfalfa County commissioners took part in a conference call with John Templeton, Dale Stoll and Charles Nicek of Guernsey to discuss the heating and air-conditioning system in the courthouse. During the discussion, the board agreed that the entire HVAC system should be replaced in the building, and it was recommended to the board that they go with a water source heat pump. The commissioners agreed to wait on a detailed report of the costs involved before making more progress. The board also opened one bid for a power cot for the ambulance district. The bid was sent from Professional Ambulance Sales of Alvarado, Texas, and their bid was $14,882.32. The commissioners voted to table the agenda item until the next regular meeting after someone from the ambulance district approves the bid. The commissioners approved minutes from the last regular meeting, M & O warrants for payment, blanket purchase orders, road crossing permits, appropriations and the allocation of the alcohol beverage tax. Also approved was a private property easement at NE ¼ 12-27-11 to remove trees and place on a farmer’s land. A total of 24 road crossing permits were approved at $27,000. District 1 had 11 permits at $17,250; District 2 had six permits at $3,250; District 3 had seven permits at $6,500.

By Alex Cole During a regular board meeting, Superintendent Loren Tackett, as he gave his report, told the board that a $37,000 goose-neck trailer had been donated to the schools for ag use. Tackett was contacted by Jim Pfeiffer, head of the Wisdom Family Foundation. “The Wisdom Family Foundation tries to take care of three areas: agriculture, healthcare and art,” said Tackett. Pfeiffer had called to inform Tackett that the foundation had awarded Waynoka Schools a $37,000 goose-neck trailer for agricultural use. “It’s a done deal. He just wants to know how we need the check sent,” said Tackett. Principal Michael Meriwether’s gave his report next, and said the FCCLA (Family, Career, Community Leaders of America) district meeting was successful with over 600 students from northwest Oklahoma attending. “I’d also like to thank the guys who came out and helped paint the field,” he said. “We got all kinds of compliments.” After the board approved the minutes from the Sept. 9 regular meeting and the Sept. 25 special meeting, the board members approved the following financial reports: • General fund • Building fund • Coop fund • Activity fund • Child nutrition fund

• Bond fund 1 • Bond fund 2 • Gift fund The following encumbrances were also approved: • General fund 160-180 • General fund payroll 70116 and 70117 • Child nutrition fund 8 • Gift fund 1 Afterward, the board voted to approve the annual election resolution and to call for an election. They voted to hold the board of education election in office 4 on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Changes in the teacher evaluation policy were also discussed. Tackett said non-career teachers must now be evaluated twice a year, and starting next school year classroom teachers will have the option of picking two items from a list to be 30 percent of their evaluation. Some items that they may choose from are end-of-instruction test scores, advanced placement test scores, SAT scores and overall school grade. Tackett also announced a change in policy for the use of school facilities and equipment. He said that anyone wanting to use school equipment must receive his permission beforehand. Lastly, the board voted to ask for a waiver on 70.OS s/s 3.126 library media specialist for the 2013-2014 school year, and then approved a contract for secondary career and technology education programs for the 2013-2014 school year.


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 20


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 21


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Obituaries ALBERTA BISSANTZ Funeral services for Alberta Bissantz, 90, are pending with Marshall Funeral Home of Waynoka LLC. MISSY MELKUS Graveside services for Missy Melkus will be Friday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. at Preston Hill Cemetery, northeast of Freedom, with Rev. Ron Pingleton officiating. Wharton Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www. whartonfuneralchapel.com. Melissa Dawn, daughter of Beverly (Channel) and Harold Elledge, was born on June 11, 1968, at Guthrie. After a hard, four-year battle with cancer, Missy passed away at Integris Hospital at Enid on the seventh day of October at the age of 45 years, 3 months and 26 days. She attended school in both Texas and Oklahoma. On April 30, 1994, she was married to Linn Melkus at her parents’ home in Guthrie. Following their marriage they lived in the Freedom area and ended up living in their grandparents’ home on the farm. Missy was preceded in death by her fathers-in-law Lowell Melkus and John (PapPap) Tillman. Missy is survived by her husband Linn of the home; sons Brandon and Christopher and the daughter she never had Yvette Williams, all of Freedom; her mother and father Beverly and Harold Elledge of Guthrie; her motherin-law Katy Melkus of Freedom; sister Linda and her husband Don Savory of Guthrie; brother Eric and his wife

Samatha of Guthrie; nieces Holly and husband Justin McCorkle and Kelly Mitchel and son Adrian; and nephews Jacob and Dalton Elledge all of Guthrie. Other family surviving her include many uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives, including. She is also survived by her extended family: Teresa Tillman of Harrah, Ronnie and Lisa Tilliam of Choctaw, John Jr. and Angela Tilliam, Rhonda Tillman and Brian and Marlyn Tillman all of Harrah, her Facebook friends from her breast cancer support group, and special friends Liz and Roger Bodley of Woodward, John and Retha Noble of Freedom, Paul and Lyla Garrett and son Levi of Guthrie and Nicole Wright of Tonkawa. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Freedom Ambulance. ERNESTINE HOPE PIXLER Funeral services for Ernestine Hope Pixler will be at 10 a.m., Oct. 11, at Waynoka First Baptist Church with Rev. David Shaw officiating. Interment will be in the Waynoka Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Waynoka, LLC. Ernestine, daughter of Sidney Harland, and Marie Kelly, was born Oct. 21, 1936, in Kenova, W.V., and passed away Oct. 3, 2013, at Alva at the age of 76 years, 11 months and 12 days. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, one brother, one sister and her step dad. Ernestine is survived by her husband Alvin Pixler, two daughters, two sons, two sisters, four step-children, 13 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and eight step-great grandchildren. The full obituary may be read at www.marshallfuneralhomes.com.

Page 22

US Sen. Inhofe on the mend after quadruple bypass TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe is recovering in a Tulsa hospital after undergoing an emergency quadruple bypass last week. The Republican senator, who turns 79 next month, said doctors discovered the massive blockage in his arteries during a routine medical screening. He flew home to Tulsa and underwent the emergency heart surgery Friday at St. John Medical Center, the Tulsa World reported (http://bit.ly/19dkk5Y ). “I went in for a routine colonoscopy that everyone gets and was sent to the hospital instead for open-heart surgery,” Inhofe said Monday. “The doctors said, ‘Your colon is perfect, but your heart is what we are worried about.’” Inhofe said he felt fine and never experienced any heart trouble or symptoms. Two of his arteries had 100 percent blockage, another was at 90 percent, and a fourth was 75 percent blocked, he said. A vocal critic of President Barack Obama, Inhofe is seeking his fourth term in the U.S. Senate next year. When the government shut down Oct. 1, Inhofe blamed Democrats’ and Obama’s unwillingness to negotiate on a delay to parts of the health care overhaul. Inhofe said he expects to return to Washington in a few days once doctors clear him to fly. “I may miss some votes,” Inhofe said. “(But) I encourage the Senate to pass a bill that will reopen the government while sticking with our conservative principles.”


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 23


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 24


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 25


October 9, 2013

Celebrate Cooperative Month Gov. Mary Fallin has issued a proclamation declaring October Cooperative Month in Oklahoma. To foster the month’s message, a month-long community food drive is being sponsored by Pioneer Telephone and cooperative members of the Oklahoma Agricultural Cooperative Council. The food drive will restock shelves of local food pantries. According to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, one in four children in Oklahoma struggles with hunger and one in three children lives at or below the poverty level. Oklahoma is one of the hungriest states in the nation, ranking among the top five in food insecurity. Celebrate cooperative month by bringing non-perishable foods to your local cooperative donation sites: Ampride Tire Center, Radio Shack, Alva Farmer’s Cooperative Hardware Store or the Coop Main Office. Suggested food items include peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, canned vegetables, macaroni and cheese, Dinty Moore stew, canned tuna, powdered milk, and rice and beans. Help make sure that local food banks are stocked for the holidays.

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

From Page 12

Page 26

Cherokee

enth-grade math proficiency this past school year was at 74 percent, up from 46 percent in 2008-2009. Fifth-grade reading and math proficiency scores in the 2012-2013 school year were at 89 percent and a gratifying 100 percent respectively. Back in 2008-2009, those scores were 69 percent and 50 percent. Appeal Hearing on a Student’s Discipline Held in Executive Session The board had an agenda item that read, “Proposed executive session to conduct an appeal hearing for discipline of a student requested by parent in accordance to 25 O.S. 307 (B)(1).” The board voted to go into executive session to discuss whether the student’s disci-

pline should be upheld, modified, or amended. Upon return to open session, the board voted to amend the discipline. Other Business In plans for future expansion, the board agreed to a lease/purchase of property at 520 W. Fifth street at a price of $81,375. The property is located adjacent to the ag building. Fundraisers were approved, including an OU/OSU “goody basket raffle” for the seventh grade; a play put on by the speech department with a cake and pie auction as part of the event; and the junior high cheerleaders will hold a father/daughter dance and a car wash/ bake sale for fall and spring.

Superintendent Cory Ellis explains a chart showing dramatic improvement in students’ reading and math proficiency. For example, the average ACT score has improved from 19.5 to 21.2. Photo by Lynn L. Martin


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 27


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 28

Monster Dash, 5K run, 1 mile fun walk to be held Oct. 19 in Pratt Event will raise funds to help local people with developmental disabilities Arrowhead West, Inc. (AWI), invites everyone to join the fun at the second annual Monster Dash, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run that will be held Saturday, Oct. 19. The dash will benefit the AWI Client Assistance Fund. AWI is a non-profit organization serving children and adults with developmental disabilities. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. The 1 Mile Fun Walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by the 5K Run (walkers welcome) at 10 a.m. An awards ceremony will be held immediately following the race at approximately 11 a.m. Medals will be given to the winners in each age category

and to overall winners. Special prizes for best costume and most creative team will be awarded. You may preregister at the Medicine Lodge AWI office at the junction of Highway. 281 and 160 or in Pratt, 10315 Bluestem Blvd. If you would like a registration form emailed to you, please call 620-933-2212. All participants whose entries are received by Oct. 4 will receive a free event T-shirt. All proceeds from the Monster Dash 2013 benefit the Arrowhead West, Inc., Client Assistance Fund. The Client Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to people who need but can’t afford equipment, treatment or supplies.

AWI provides a place of employment for people with disabilities along with training to help them succeed at their work. The organization is able to provide services, such as small assembly work and bulk mailnig, at a competitive price for individuals and businesses in the larger community, while giving their employees the opportunity to obtain valuable work experience and the pride and dignity of self-determination.. Other AWI services include preschool, home-based child services and group homes, If you have questions or would like to volunteer, contact Andrea Polf at 620933-2212.

Teen bound over for trial in Duncan girl’s death DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — A teenager accused of killing a 14-year-old Oklahoma girl has been bound over for trial as an adult on a first-degree murder charge after a judge rejected a defense request to move the case to juvenile

court. Michael Anthony Ray, 16, is charged in the June stabbing death of Alyssa Wiles, of Duncan. In court Monday, Judge Jerry Herberger ruled there was sufficient evidence for Ray to stand trial on the murder charge. Ray’s attorney, Jim Berry, had filed a motion to stop the teen’s preliminary hearing and send the case to juvenile court. “For all intents and purposes, he is

a juvenile and he does have a juvenile history. It does not look like he’s ever been certified and considering the gravity of the charges of murder in the first degree, I request to suspend this hearing,” Berry said. In Oklahoma, a judge must certify a defendant as a juvenile for the case to be moved from adult court. But the judge denied Berry’s request See Bound Page 30


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 29


October 9, 2013

From Page 28

Bound

and set an Oct. 17 arraignment on the charge, the Duncan Banner reported (http://bit.ly/16v9Des ). If convicted of first-degree murder, Ray faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole because juveniles cannot be sentenced to death. Last month, a judge ruled Ray was mentally competent to stand trial in the case. Authorities have said Alyssa was stabbed to death with a kitchen knife in her home. A 14-year-old boy told authorities that Ray went to Alyssa’s home because he was upset she had broken up with him. That 14-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile as an accessory to murder. Alyssa’s death was the third highprofile killing in about a year in Stephens County. Sixteen-year-old Braylee Henry was found dead near Velma in June 2012, and a convenience store clerk is charged with first-degree murder in her death. In August, Australian baseball player Christopher Lane was shot to death while jogging in Duncan. Three local teenagers — ages 15, 16 and 17 — have been charged in the killing.

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

From Page 6

Page 30

Alva

me and I’ll negotiate with them.” A list of items is available for viewing at the superintendent’s office. Some of the items on the list include a piano, microwaves, VHS players, tables, chairs, TVs, vacuum and carpet cleaning equipment; folding chairs, projector screens, teacher’s desks, metal shelving and new chain link fence rolls. Technology Distribution List A list showing the distribution of various technological items in use in the school system was distributed. Parkhurst said they probably need to standardize system types and are trying to figure out which way they want to go.

Finances The report comparing this year’s encumbrances to those for last year shows $7,340,127 for fiscal year (FY) 2014 compared to $6,799,967 for FY 2013. That’s an increase of $540,160. The building fund has increased by $56,369 from $320,146 (FY 2013) to $376,516. The superintendent said, “Later on we may get an upward adjustment because of higher enrollment.” Enrollment The Alva schools principals reported student enrollment numbers: Washington School – 197, Longfellow School – 218, Lincoln School – 143, Alva Middle School – 217 and Alva High School – 253. Other Items The district will have parent-teacher conferences next Monday and Tuesday. The elementary kids will be brought to the Square Friday for the homecoming parade. Washington Principal Tracy Leeper said to remind parents they will still need to pick up their child from the school, not from the parade. Louis Zwiefelhofer was hired as a custodian; and the resignation of cook Kathy Prigmore was accepted. Lynell Beierschmitt was approved to provide psychologist/ psychometrist services for this school year. The board approved a request from First Baptist Church to use Memorial Auditorium for Sunday morning worship services for about three months while remodeling of their church building is going on. Approval was granted to The Homestead for possible school bus rental for yetto-be-determined field trips.


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 31


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 32

Lots of good stuff on our web-site photo gallery! Many photos that never make it into the newspaper

Photographic Prints 8 x 10 - $12 5 x 7’s - $10 11 x 17 Laser Prints - $6

Order online or we can print locally

www.AlvaReviewCourier.com


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 33


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 34

Ad Course from the Newsgram An ad is finished only when you no longer can find a single element to remove. -Robert Fleege Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you’re doing, but nobody else does. -Steuart Henderson Britt I have always believed that writing advertisements is the second most profitable form of writing. The first, of course, is ransom notes. -Philip Dusenberry The man who stops advertising to save money is like the man who stops the clock to save time.-Thomas Jefferson Sell a good night's sleep - not the mattress. -Instructor at Academy of Art University, Advertising program The number of ideas to use in an ad should be odd - and three's too many. - Timo Everi, Hasan & Partners Helsinki Any copy that runs on a billboard should fit on the back of a business card. - John Pavao, Clearchannel Outdoor "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell and advertise." - Ted Turner "I know half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, but I can never find out which half" - John Wanamaker

Newsgram, Alva-Review-Courier and www.alvareviewcourier.com Contact Colette Baier or Angela Courson. 580-327-2200


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 35

By Stephanie Ip MACAU (AP) — Nicolas Cage, accepting a film award in China, says he’s enjoying the warmth and enthusiasm he feels while working there on a new film. Cage was named Best Global Actor in Motion Pictures at China’s Huading Awards on Monday night. Nicole Kidman, honored as best global film actress, wore a black Prada dress while she walked the red carpet in Macau alongside Hong Kong legend and pal Jackie Chan. Cage has been shooting “Outcast” in Hong Kong with Hayden Christensen. “I believe in the genius loci of a place, the genie of the place is what I call it. I absorb that energy and it affects performance wherever I go,” Cage said on the red carpet. “... Making a movie in China, I’m buzzing with good energy, I feel great here. I love the people I’m working with, I love the crew, and there’s a genuine warmth and enthusiasm that I get from my conversations.” Quentin Tarantino, whose “Django Unchained” was released last year, was named Best Global Director in Motion Pictures. “I’ve been a fan of Asian cinema my whole life growing up. I did my movie ‘Kill Bill’ as a complete tribute to my love for it and so to come here amongst the Chinese film industry, get this from

the Chinese fans is a dream come true,” said Tarantino. Television awards went to Matthew Perry of “Friends” and “Downton Abbey” actress Michelle Dockery, who were among the attendees who left a handprint on star-shaped plaques for Macau’s Avenue of Stars. “Avatar” star Sam Worthington, who received an award for Best Global Action Movie Actor, shared that his plans for next year include filming sequels of Academy Award-winning science fiction epic. “Well, we start filming next year. We do ‘Avatar 2’, ‘Avatar 3,’ ‘Avatar 4.’ Then they’ll come out Christmas concurrently kind of thing, different Christmases. I’m not too sure where we’re shooting at the moment. I know they’re still writing it. I know Jim (director James Cameron) loves China, loves it,” he said, referring to questions about returning to China. “Those types of films, if we get the opportunity to work here that’ll be great. We’ll see what happens.” The Huading Awards, established in 2007 by the Beijing-based Global

Talents Media Group, also recognized music, dance and theater. Avril Lavigne, who walked the red carpet hand-in-hand with husband Chad Kroeger, has a particularly strong fan base in Asia and received the award for Best Global Singer. “It was an honor and it was really sweet and I feel very happy and lucky to be here. Asia, everyone in Asia, has been really good. I have a lot of fans here so I’m going to start my tour here in February. I’ll tour all across Asia, and so I feel very grateful for the fan base here,” she said. Jessica Jung, a member of the popular Korean girl group Girls Generation, appeared on behalf of her group to receive the award for Best Global Pop Band. The band is currently on tour in Asia. “Well it’s such an honor. I’ve never been to the Huading Awards, it’s my first time. Thank you for such a nice award,” she said. Some Huading Awards are voted by fans and some winners are voted by experts. In 2014, the awards will be handed out in Los Angeles.

Cage, Kidman receive Chinese entertainment awards


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 36

‘American Horror Story’ fans spend night in asylum

By Derrik J. Lang, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Kaplan isn’t sure what’s going to happen next. After being covered by a blindfold, the “American Horror Story” devotee and his friend were led by a couple of surly men dressed as orderlies down a dimly lit hallway of a longabandon hospital and into a dark room with walls covered in layers of graffiti. Kaplan is mentally prepared — more like giddy, really — to be locked away inside the medical facility until the sun comes up. “I’m not afraid of the challenges but of the actual paranormal stuff that happens in this hospital,” said Kaplan, who was among dozens of winners from an online contest. The fans were “admitted” Monday night to the Linda Vista Community Hospital near downtown Los Angeles for an exclusive “sleepover” promoting the release of FX’s “American Horror Story: Asylum” on Blu-ray and DVD. After screening the first episode from the upcoming witchy third season in the hospital’s chapel, the “patients” were sequestered in different areas of the historic — and some say haunted — facility, which opened in 1901 and closed in 1991. (The Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana, Calif., actually doubles as the Briarcliff See Horror Page 50 Manor asylum from the scary


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 37


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 38

FFA officers multiplying membership

Officers of the Alva, Burlington and Waynoka FFA chapters participated in the 2013 Oklahoma FFA Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference Sept. 24 at the Enid Events Center. The eight state FFA officers planned and conducted this year’s conference based on the theme, “Multiply your Numbers, Your Involvement, Your Success.” Elected officers from each of the 61 high school FFA chapters in the northwest district attended the leadership training, which was designed to equip them with tools for membership recruitment and retention.

ALVA FFA — Back row, left to right: Dolton Holliman, student teacher from Northwestern Oklahoma State University; Secretary Tanner Burton; Vice President Kory Dietz; Treasurer Kolby Slater. Middle row, left to right: Advisor Jessica Chegwidden, Sentinel Tyler Burton, Reporter Traci Owen, Advisor Randy Nation. Front row, left to right: Northwest District Vice President Lawson Thompson, President Courtney Mapes, State FFA Secretary Tyler Schnaithman.

BURLINGTON FFA — Back row, left to right: Advisor Travis Bradshaw, Parliamentarian Richard Fischer, Vice President Carter Stewart, Chaplain Abbie Newman. Middle row, left to right: Secretary Heather Armbruster, Sentinel Sadie Collins, Treasurer Alysson Stewart, Reporter Sarah Garvie. Front row, left to right: Northwest District Vice President Lawson Thompson, President Jenna Maltbie, State FFA Secretary Tyler Schnaithman.

WAYNOKA FFA — (below) Back row, left to right: AdvisorJorge Huizar, Secretary Maria Wilcox, Sentinel Kelby Reed, Reporter Colton Budy, Treasurer Logan Meriweather, Vice President Josiah Darr. Front row, left to right: Northwest District Vice President Lawson Thompson, President Hannah Darr, State FFA Secretary Tyler Schnaithman.


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 39


October 9, 2013

From Page 4

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Kiowa

DUI tickets to help pay for DARE supplies. More Council Business and Purchases At a brief public budget hearing last week, the council approved the proposed 2014 city budget of $2,405,709. Utility pole testing has shown that some poles need to be replaced. The council approved replacement of 10 Alfalfa Electric Cooperative priority poles. The circumference of those poles has dropped to less than 50 percent of what they were originally. Mayor Farney read a letter from Kansas Gas Service (KGS) about changes that KGS parent company Oneok plans to make. One Sept. 27, Oneok filed an application with the Federal Energy Regula-

From Page 4

Page 40

tory Commission for the commission’s authorization for the company to spin off its natural gas distribution businesses into a new, publicly traded company to be called ONE Gas. The move would entail Oneok transferring its three natural gas distrubution operations – consisting of KGS, Oklahoma Natural Gas Company and Texas Gas Service – around the beginning of 2014, according to company officials. If allowed, the newly created company, which would be based in Tulsa as is Oneok, would be one of the largest natural gas utilities in the country, serving 2 million customers in the three states. The Kiowa Fire Department purchased 12 hand-held radios at a cost of $770 each for a total of $9,240. The council approved the purchase.

Law gave an update on the status of the old bowling alley demolition. He said that Jackson Wrecking, the company who won the bid, has not yet completed all the necessary paperwork. Part of the renovation will involve properly removing about 100 linear feet of asbestos tape, which requires additional paperwork. Law said he and the city attorney are working with Jackson to get the paperwork finalized. Law advised tree trimming is ongoing in Kiowa by Wolf Tree. This is at the discretion of the city electrical lineman and maintenance superintendent. The council held a 15-minute executive session to discusse non-elected personnel matters involving a purchasing policy violation. No action was taken upon return to open session.

Says

fact, Sarah had traded seats three times after she got to the Hollywood Bowl. In media interviews later, Sarah said she had sung “For Good” over 100 times in performances in California. Of course, Kristin didn’t know that. Sarah is an instructor at California Baptist University. Several amateur smart phone vid-

eos were made of the performance and then edited together by an admirer of Sarah. The video quality is pretty terrible (many blown-out skin tones), with occasional spots of excellence. The audio is good. It is so much fun watching Kristen Chenoweth’s reaction to Sarah Horn’s powerful performance. If you watch the conductor, as Sarah sang her first line, he turns around to take a look, probably in disbelief. All through the song, Kristen can be seen making gestures and expressions to her co-musicians that read something like, “Can you believe this!” I’ve watched the video a dozen times simply to enjoy Chenoweth’s reaction. After Sarah left the stage, the last

ten seconds of the video are priceless. Chenoweth, seemingly stunned, meanders about the stage and finally remarks, “Note to self: Don’t get anyone better than you.” So if you want a REAL day brightener, watch the YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=qxKjiJ2qwtU. There are several YouTube versions, some with a half million views. But the link above is the best one because a third camera was added to the editing mix. I will also place a link to it for about a week right below our masthead at the newspaper website. You only have to click the link to see the video.


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 41


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 42

Strong People programs were started in the Kiowa Senior Center and the Leisure Time Center in Medicine Lodge by Barber County extension agents eight years ago. The research behind the program has only been reinforced. The Strong People program helps participants improve balance, flexibility and strength through light weight lifting. Participants start with one-pound hand weights and can build up to 15 pounds over time. Leg weights are also used to strengthen the lower body muscles. This

program is excellent for all ages. The Strong People program is based on research done by Tufts University. The original program was named Strong Women Stay Young. The name has been altered because the exercises are good for both men and women. The Leisure Center is welcoming new participants and planning on having some basic instruction starting on Wednesday, Oct. 2. The meeting times are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3 p.m.

The Kiowa Senior Center always welcomes new participants. Those meeting times are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. If you are interested in learning more about the program or signing up please contact Robin Eubank at the Barber County Extension Office at 886-3971 or reubank@ksu.edu or show up for one of the meeting times. This program is provided free of charge by the host locations in cooperation with Barber County Extension.

Kansas strength training programs celebrate eight years

Waynoka livestock judging teams compete at state fair The Oklahoma State Fair hosted its annual livestock judging contest sponsored by the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. About 780 individuals participated in the four categories of junior and senior 4-H and FFA members. They judged eight classes of animals including Angus bulls and heifers, wethers, dams, Duroc and Yorkshire market hogs, breeding ewes and two breeding does classes. Then they answered ten questions about the Angus bulls and ten about the Yorkshire market hogs classes. The Waynoka group took teams of junior 4-H and junior FFA. The members who usually participate in these events in the senior category couldn’t participate because of a football game. Waynoka FFA and 4-H livestock judging teams included (front row, left to right):  Brooke Ferguson, Tyson Rose, Sage Budy, Kolten Childers, Tabor Budy, Casen Olson, and Kyler Shepard; (middle row, left to right): Kody Mackey, Nathan Pitts, Tatum Rose, Traben Redgate, Chase Zook, and Austin Durkee; (back row): Taylor Trennepohl and Seth Green


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 43


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 44

Maltbie earns champion Dorset honors at Oklahoma State Fair

By Sarah Garvie, Burlington FFA Reporter Burlington FFA President Jenna Maltbie recently exhibited the Breed Champion Dorset Ewe at the Oklahoma State Fair. Maltbie’s champion honors were the highlight of a very successful week of Burlington sheep exhibition at the state fair. She also received first place wether lamb showmanship, first place crossbred wether lamb, second place ewe showmanship, third place crossbred wether lamb and third place Hampshire wether lamb. Other Burlington FFA members earned top honors as well. Sadie Collins had a third place natural wether lamb, Tanner Rieger had fourth and fifth place crossbred lambs, Jaden Allen exhibited a fourth place southdown wether lamb, a third place speckled wether lamb and was third in her wether lamb showmanship class, and Stephanie Cross had an eighth place commercial ewe. In other areas of the state fair, Burlington FFA member Makalah Henderson exhibited the breed champion Holland rabbit and Sadie Vore won first place in the FFA horticulture wreath division. Burlington FFA President Jenna Maltbie is shown with the Breed Champion Dorset Ewe she exhibited at the Oklahoma State Fair

Alfalfa County accepts ballot bids By Alex Cole During last week’s regular meeting, the Alfalfa County commissioners made a motion for the county clerk to go out on bids for 12 month election ballots. The board opened the bids during a regular meeting on Monday. The first bid was sent from Tulsa County Administrative Services of Tulsa. The second bid was from Midwest Printing Company of Sapulpa, and the accepted bid was sent from Royal Printing Company of Oklahoma City. The commissioners used this company’s services in the past and experienced no problems. The board approved a transfer of $1,500 from the B-2A Sheriff’s Mainte-

nance and Operation to the B-1B Sheriff’s Part Time for extra part time hours as the result of the loss of a full-time employee. A private property easement was approved at SW ¼ 1-23-9 for the removal of dead trees to be placed on a farmer’s land. Also approved by the commissioners were minutes from the last regular meeting, payroll warrants, M & O warrants for payment, blanket purchase orders, monthly officer reports and road crossing permits. Twelve permits were approved at a total of $10,250. District 1 had seven permits at $4,750; District 2 had two permits at $2,250; District 3 had three permits at $3,250.


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 45


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 46

A young Korean musician shares her talent with South Barber vocal students By Yvonne Miller When Boram Shin sits down to play the piano and sings, if you weren’t looking at her you’d never dream that voice emanates from such a petite young woman. Playing the piano since age seven in her hometown of Incheon, South Korea, Shin was a church pianist and enjoys playing classical and jazz music as well. A soprano, she also sang in the choir. “I always wanted to study abroad,” she said. At first she was an engineering major, so she’s taken lots of science courses. But her love of music prevailed. Her dad introduced her to music when she was young; her earliest recollections are listening to music from movies. A Korean college, Sunlin, is a sister college with Emporia State University in Kansas, and one of Shin’s friends from Sunlin came to America to attend school at Emporia State. That’s how Shin land-

ed in Kansas and ultimately Kiowa at South Barber USD No. 255. She came to Kansas in 2007 and graduated from Emporia State in 2013 with a degree in music education. “It’s nice to learn English and see another culture,” Shin said. “Education is first, but I love music and have a passion for students. “I want kids to have fun, but I want them to appreciate music – to learn and respect music philosophy,” she said. “Beautiful music is from a beautiful life. That’s why I want to teach students more than just technique and skills. I want to balance them.” Shin said, “You can know music theory, but you have to listen to music – it’s like learning a new language.” She has students stand during vocal class to help them do better with elements of vocal technique such as breath control. “We work on singing in a healthy way,” she said. Shin said she helps students actually visualize the voice – like instruments that have keys. “Kids are so visual – this is helpful,” she said. Shin teaches elementary through high school students at South Barber. “It’s a blessing to have an accompanist who plays with expression,” Shin said of school accompanist Donita Ra-

South Korean Boram Shin is the new vocal teacher at South Barber. Photo by Yvonne Miller gan. Of living in this small Kansas town, the South Korean said, “I enjoy it – I feel safe. The people are very nice. There is lots going on here.” She likes outdoor activities, shopping, watching movies and cooking. She said her specialty is, naturally, Korean fare.


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 47

Kids today have little idea how tough it used to be!

That’s why you want to restore the family pictures.

Lynn Martin Photography

618 Barnes Ave. Alva, OK 73717 580-327-1686

Five minutes after you walk out the door, will they remember your name?

Leave your business card! We print business cards quickly from your ash drive or we can design. Alva Review-Courier and Newsgram 580-327-1686


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 48

We video-tape almost every event we cover. All DVD’s are $20 DVD copies of the fall vocal concert are now available.

Alva Review-Courier and Newsgram 580-327-1686


October 9, 2013

We take photos of tough football players!

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 49

800-526-1087 Alva, Oklahoma Closed Mondays

Lynn Martin Photography


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 50

From Page 36

Horror

series.) The fans were then tasked with solving several freak-out trials throughout the night in order to “escape” to the six-story complex, which has been used as a filming location for movies like “Pearl Harbor” and “Insidious: Chapter 2.” The one-time-only event, which also featured appearances by “Asylum” actresses Naomi Grossman and Barbara Tarbuck, was organized by Fox Home Entertainment. “I’m afraid to go downstairs to the boiler room,” said Tarbuck, who played Mother Superior Claudia in the second season, at the beginning of the night. “Everybody says that’s pretty scary, but I do want to go. Maybe I’ve been affected by the show.” *** Online: http://www.fxnetworks.com/ahs/ *** Follow AP Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang on Twitter at http://www. twitter.com/derrikjlang.

Don’t trade it, donate it! MISS BURLINGTON HEATHER ARMBRUSTER — Heather Armbruster is the 2013 Miss Burlington. She’ll represent Burlington High School (BHS) in the Miss Cinderella talent show and pageant during the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Homecoming in Alva Oct. 24-26. Heather will perform a humorous vocal solo entitled “My Party Dress” for the talent portion of the contest. A senior at BHS, Heather is involved in basketball, cheerleading, FFA and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as well as band, vocal music, student council and yearbook. The daughter of Scott and Allison Armbruster, Heather is a member of the Kiowa Southern Baptist Church.

Call the American Lung Association of Oklahoma Vehicle Donation Program at 800-577-5864 or visit us on the Web at www.oklung.org


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 51


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 52

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. Misdemeanor Filings Robert Curtis McKnight, 43, Honey Grove, Texas: Driving while under the influence ($786). Small Claims Filings Javonna & Steven Douglas Murrow vs. Dave Dean Wright et al: Indebtedness in the amount of $1,000 for rent ($103). Divorce Filings Steven Douglas Murrow vs. Javonna Faye Murrow: Divorce ($193.70). Marriage Filings Kevin Lyle Gibson Leslie, 34, of

Cherokee and Melissa Faye Goodwin: Marriage license ($50). Chad Richard Lane, 39, of Big Cabin and Larissa May Weaver, 35, of Vinita: Marriage ceremony performed by judge ($60). Paternity Filings State of Oklahoma vs. Adam Joseph Price and Eden Lee Penoyer: Paternity ($135.70). Traffic Filings Uriel Barrios, 18, Alton, Texas: Operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license ($256.50). Michael David Harper, 34, Preston, Kan.: Failure to stop at stop sign ($211.50). Vanezza B. Naron, 35, Hearne, Texas: Failure to carry security verification ($211.50). James Clinton Lockridge, 63, Kilgore, Texas: Failure to stop at stop sign ($211.50). Caitlin Lee Harris, 22, Enid: Transporting open container of beer ($316). Ronnie Michael King, 20, Helena: Possession of alcohol by person under

21 ($316). Ronnie Michael King, 20, Helena: Transporting open container of beer ($316). Rex D. Martin, 24, Ada: Littering on roadway ($277.90). Rex D. Martin, 24, Ada: Transporting open container of beer ($316). Thomas Ross Cole, 64, Wichita, Kan.: Failure to yield to vehicle on right of intersection ($211.50). Bobby Leon Hunt Jr., 45, Cushing: Operating a motor vehicle at a speed not reasonable or proper ($296.50). Robert Curtis McKnight, 43, Honey Grove, Texas: Failure to dim lights ($211.50). Leo Randy Hale, 57, Woodward: Left of center ($211.50). Ralph Edward Bruner, 77, Carmen: Failure to stop at stop sign ($211.50). The following individuals received a citation for speeding: Uriel Barrios, 18, Alton, Texas: 1-10 mph over ($188.50); Benito Gonzales, See Court Page 56

Alfalfa County Real Estate Transactions

Beginning in book 723 page 676 Real Estate Transfers Gwen L. Reed and Jimmy C. Reed & Shannon Reed to Ronald D. Eckhardt & Karen K. Eckhardt: Lot 2 in Block 1 in Aubrey Tatro’s 2nd Addition to the City of Cherokee: Joint Tenancy Warranty Deed. Fiserv ISS & Co FBO Bruce Nelson IRA to Equity Trust Company FBO Bruce Nelson IRA: Lot 22 in Block 38 of the 1st Addition to the Town of Aline: Quit Claim Deed. Larry Joe Ryel & Laura F. Ryel to Ryel Family Trust dated July 10, 2013: (1) Lot 1 in Block 1 in Bridges Addition to the City of Cherokee; (2) Lot 1 and the East 15 feet of Lot 2 in the Millspaugh Addition to the City of Cherokee; (3) Lot 9 in Block 2 in the Gilmore Addition to the City of Alva; (4) a tract of 100 feet by 141.5 feet in Block 1 in the Tatro Addition to the City of Cherokee: General Warranty Deed. Dale D. Parker to Darrell D. Parker: the North 178 feet of Lot 1 in Block 10 of the West Side Addition to the Town, now City of Cherokee: Warranty Deed.

Darrell Gene Parker to Dale D. Parker: Lot 1 in Block 9 in West Side Addition to Cherokee: Warranty Deed. Connie Herndon & Presley Herndon aka Presley E. Herndon to Connie Herndon & Presley E. Herndon: (1) Lots 1, 2, 3 & 4 in Block 7 of McSparrin’s Subdivision in the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 3, Township 26 North, Range 9, WIM; AND (2) Lot 1 in Block 6 of McSparrin’s Subdivision in the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 3, Township 26 North, Range 9, WIM: Joint Tenancy Warranty Deed. Ryland J. Stonehocker & Jan Stonehocker to WTL Oil LLC: Surface only to all of Block 55 in the Original Town of Carmen: Warranty Deed. Don D. Parsons to Donald E. Smith & Andra Harris Smith: Lot 25 in Pinkertons 2nd Subdivision in the Northeast Quarter of Section 10, Township 26 North, Range 9, WIM: Quit Claim Deed. Talley 7B Ranch LLC to SandRidge Exploration and Production LLC: a 4.02 acre tract of land in the Southwest Quar-

ter of Section 11, Township 28 North, Range 11, WIM: Special Warranty Deed. Delmar L. Allen to Delmar Lavarre Allen, Trustee of the Delmar Allen Revocable Trust: (1) Surface of the North Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 19, Township 288 North, Range 9, WIM (2) Surface of the west half of the west half of the south half of the southeast quarter of Section 19, Township 28 North Range 9, WIM (3) The oil, gas and other minerals in the north half of the southeast quarter of Section 19, Township 28 North, Range 9, WIM (4) Undivided one-half of the oil, gas and other minerals in the South Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 19, Township 28 North, Range 9, WIM (5) Undivided one-half of the oil, gas and other minerals in the southwest quarter of section 13, Township 28 North, Range 10, WIM: Quit Claim Deed. Mortgages WTL Oil LLC to Ryland J. Stonehocker & Jan Stonehocker: Surface only to all of Block 55 in the Original Town of Carmen: $70,000.


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 53


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 54

Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Log

September 30, 2013 3:35 p.m. Controlled burn, caller advised controlled burn is 6 miles west of Jet on north side of 64, sent page to Jet. 3:36 p.m. Miscellaneous, caller advised a maroon van driven by individual was driving around Jet with the side doors open and the rear hatch open with four kids sitting on the back ledge dragging their feet, deputy attempted contact with individual and got message “caller not receiving calls.” October 1, 2013 8:03 a.m. Livestock at large, cow out on east side of road 1 ½ miles north of Nescatunga, contacted possible owner, they will check. 11:09 a.m. Miscellaneous, respondent states his rig hand collapsed and he is taking him to Great Salt Plains Health Center (GSPHC), notified GSPHC of info. 4:30 p.m. Miscellaneous, caller advised of semi with two blown rear trailer tires driving on rims, throwing sparks everywhere, caller had to back off, could not get around truck to signal driver, advised Woods County. 5:42 p.m. Reckless driver east of Helena, caller advised a yellow box truck was all over the road at the junction of highways 8 and 45, caller turned at Helena and truck continued on, advised Enid Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), no response. 6:39 p.m. Major accident, caller advised of two-vehicle accident with injury a half-mile north of Cherokee half-mile east, road is not blocked as vehicles in ditch, advised Cherokee Po-

lice Department to send ambulance and rescue, advised deputy and OHP. October 2, 2013 6:22 a.m. Burglary report, respondent is 7/8ths of a mile east of Devine Water on Highway 11, they had another break in, advised deputy, advised respondent they would be there. 10:26 a.m. Welfare check, teacher at Alva schools reports that a student has not been at school since Sept. 17 and they can’t make contact with the mother, worried about the child, deputy advised he made contact with the mother and the child is truant, mother advised that child will be starting home schooling, mother had two days to get the paperwork to the school, made contact with school. October 3, 2013 12:59 p.m. Residential alarm, Pioneer advised alarm at Highway 11 Alfalfa/Grant county line and 2 miles south back west, deputy advised he will check. 2:00 p.m. Harassment, respondent advised someone tried to run him off the road on Dacoma blacktop between county roads 510 and 520, older Dodge pickup with out of state plate, deputy advised. 8:14 p.m. Medical emergency in Goltry, caller advised individual was ill and needed transport to hospital, called Helena EMS, called chief to advise ambulance, paged Goltry Rescue. October 4, 2013 6:33 a.m. Business alarm, respondent advised alarm going off at the Smok Shak, she would contact keyholder, back entry contact was made and alarm went off there as well, contact was made with keyholder, deputy en route to location, deputy advised everything in building secure, nothing seemed out of place. 3:20 p.m. Minor accident just east of Cozy Curve on 64, respondent advised that a brown and purple semi clipped the mirrors on her Uhaul and needs to make a report, advised OHP. October 5, 2013 7:58 a.m. Miscellaneous, respondent advised her friend fell down in the living room and she needed First Responders to help pick her back up, she is okay and no need for an ambulance, advised Goltry First Responders (GFR), GFR on scene to assist. 10:14 a.m. Vandalism, respondent advised someone had vandalized his farm ground 1 mile south of Waldrin,

Kan., it included his vehicle and some torn down gates, advised deputy, deputy advised he would get report and pics. 5:16 p.m. Medical emergency, individual needed ambulance, pulled his catheter out and was bleeding, notified Cherokee Police Department to send ambulance and rescue. 8:29 p.m. Traffic, deputy with prisoner in custody x1 white male and one white female en route, vehicle secured and left for a friend to pick up. 10:30 p.m. Transport prisoner, deputy en route to Woods County to pick up prisoner, deputy en route with prisoner in custody x1 white female. October 6, 2013 5:35 a.m. Burglary in progress, respondent advised there are two people on the roof of Carmen High School, they are trying to get in through the vent to the kitchen, they almost have the vent off, someone is pacing back and forth by a white Crown Victoria that is in the parking lot, deputy advised he needed backup, en route to Carmen for assist, deputy advised need wrecker to school, contacted Alva wrecker, deputy advised en route with prisoner in custody x2 white males. 7:36 a.m. Minor accident, caller advised of two-vehicle accident in front of Carmen Jiffy Trip, deputy advised and en route, advised OHP. 3:22 p.m. Controlled burn on south side of Carmen Park. 3:54 p.m. Livestock in roadway, Garfield County advised of a call of approximately 30 head of cattle and two horses out 1 mile north of the junction of highways 45 and 8 and 3 miles east, contacted possible owner who will go check. 4:12 p.m. Reckless driver on Highway 8 south of Kiowa, driver in black Sierra with black topper, pickup was back and forth across the road and nearly hit mailboxes, deputy advised. 7:30 p.m. Dog at large, respondent advised two lab puppies and one adult dog were on side of highway a quarter mile west of County Road 710 and Highway 11, there is also a lot of debris in roadway from a tire. October 7, 2013 12:01 a.m. Fatality accident, respondent said he had rolled his semi on County Road 660 in Byron, had 180 barrels of oil on it, advised deputy and Byron Fire & Rescue and OHP.


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 55


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 56

Barber County Sheriff’s Log September 30, 2013 • Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from Medicine Boulevard to Medicine Lodge Hospital. October 1, 2013 • Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from Fowler Street to Medicine Lodge Hospital. October 2, 2013 • Kiowa Ambulance transported patient from northwest of Hardtner to Kiowa Hospital. • Kiowa Ambulance transported patient from Fifth Street to Kiowa Hospital. October 3, 2013 • Deputy English investigated a theft in Hazelton. October 4, 2013 • Medicine Lodge Ambulance trans-

ferred patient from Medicine Lodge Hospital to Wichita. • Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from Main Street to Medicine Lodge Hospital. October 5, 2013 • Deputy English investigated a possible injury accident near Gerlane. October 6, 2013 • Medicine Lodge Ambulance transferred patient from Medicine Lodge Hospital to Wichita. • Kiowa Rural Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire near K2/U281. • Joel Swindler, Medicine Lodge, driving a 2004 Acura SUV struck a deer on Curry Lane east of Medicine Lodge. Over $1,000 damage, no injuries, accident investigated by Deputy English. During the week officers received four reports of cattle out, performed 18 public assists, and assisted six other

From Page 52

agencies.

Arrests October 2, 2013 • David D. Countryman, Hardtner, W/M, 29. Arrest by BASO. Court committed. Released Oct. 4, time served. October 3, 2013 • Gerod A. Kimball, Medicine Lodge, W/M, 29. Arrest by MLPD. Charges: Domestic battery 2. Disorderly conduct 3. Attempt escape custody 4. Criminal damage to property. • Blake A. Molz, Sharon, W/M, 30. Arrest by MLPD. Charges: Domestic battery 2. Obstruct legal process. October 4, 2013 • Jennifer L. Bower, Medicine Lodge, W/F, 36. Arrest by MLPD. Charge: Battery. Released Oct. 4 on $750 surety bond. October 5, 2013 • Charles L. Yates, Kiowa, W/M, 68. Arrest by KHP. Charge: DUI. Released Oct. 5 on $800 cash bond.

Court

53, Deer Creek: 11-14 over ($226.50); Omar C. Rowley, 57, Udall, Kan.: 1-10 mph over ($188.50); Loren Nelson Barnett, 25, Enid: 15 mph over ($226.50); Joe Delphain Housley, 60, Sentinel: 1-10 mph over ($188.50); Nathan Travis Griffin, 25, Stuarts Draft, Va.: 1-10 mph over ($188.50); Caitlin Lee Harris, 22, Enid: 11-14 mph over ($226.50).

The following individuals received a citation for failure to wear seatbelt ($20 fine): Loren Nelson Barnett, 25, Enid; Michael David Harper, 34, Preston, Kan.; Darrin Eugene Slayton, 28, Mankato, Kan.; Jayce Dalton Gragert, 22, Alva; Thomas Franklin Jones, 41, Joplin, Mo.; Ryan K. Doerr, 26, Waldron, Ark.


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Animals and Pets

Business Services

For Sale

Boulevard Bistro

Bichon Frise, 7 weeks old. 4F, Wed-Chicken Fry, Mashed 2M. Shots & Wormed. 580-327- Potatoes, Gravy, 2 Vegetables, 0119. 1030 Meno Dessert & Salad Bar. ThursdayMeatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Automotive Gravy, 2 vegetables, Dessert & PU For Sale Salad Bar. Friday-Catfish, French Fries, Coleslaw, Vegetable, Salad 1992 Ford F350. 4x4. Deweze Bar. Friday Night Special-Shrimp Bale Bed. 460 Fuel Injected 5 and Steak, Salad Bar & Dessert. speed. Heavy Duty Bumper and Sunday Buffet-Fried Chicken & Grill Guard. $5000 obo. 620Smothered Steak, 2 vegetables, 243-2783 Dessert & Salad Bar. 503 E Okla For Sale Blvd. 580-327-6643 Ford 1 Ton Motor Home. Low 2 for 1 Mileage. New Tires. Everything It’s Always 2 for 1 on all DVD’s, works good. Cold AC. 580-748Blu-Rays and Games every 1344. Cheap Monday at Rialto Video For Sale Pasture Tree Clearing 1992 T600 KW Truck N14 Free Estimates! 620-825-4080. Cummins, 9 sp. trans., new tires Serving Woods, Alfalfa, Barber & brakes, $10,000. 580-748and surrounding counties. 1599 Russell Graves For Sale Septic Tank Service 2006 Pontiac G-6 GT. One 24/7, locally owned & operated owner. Panoramic Sunroof, new since 1972. 620-482-2956 or tires, nice car. 79K. $8900, Call 580-824-0770. Tim Starbuck 580-430-6006 Alva Tag Office PU For Sale will be closed Thurs Oct 17 & Fri 1983 GMC 1 Ton 4x4. 454 Oct 18. For school and vacation Engine. 4 speed transmission. will reopen Mon Oct 21st Flat Bed, chrome wheels, new Piano Tuning & Repair tires, new clutch, new fuel pump, front end gone through. $5000. Since 1981. 405-624-8863. 620-243-2783 darwin@pianorepairman.com

caxca

Page 57


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Pasture Tree Clearing

Professional Upholstery

Save moisture & grass. Let me will all types of furniture. Over clear trees in your pasture. Skid 55 years experience. Goltry, Steer & Marshall Tree Saw. Ed OK. 580-496-2351 Grover 580-474-2465 or 580Tree Service 542-0298 Tree Trimming, Removal, Online Only Auction! Stump Grinding. Have Bucket Appliances, furniture & more! Truck, Skid Steer & Stump Visit callbellamy.com or call Grinder. Pesky trees due to Josh at 580-596-3838 drought, limbs over house, etc, give us a call. Work Guaranteed. We Buy Junk! Customer Satisfaction is our Cars, iron, copper, brass, goal. No job too big or small. batteries, aluminum of all kinds Free Estimates. Contact Terry at and lots more stuff. Scribner 580-922-0165 Salvage, Alva. 580-327-1313 Depot Bar & Grill Make the Grade Wed Lunch Special-Baked Pork with Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Loin, Scalloped Potatoes, Green Services. For the next two weeks, Beans, Vanilla Ream Cake. Thuget a FREE in-home consultation BBQ Chicken, Baked Beans, with Amanda Schroeder and a Potato Salad, Chocolate Pound $50 coupon!! Subjects include, Cake. Fri-Chicken Fried Steak, Reading, English, Math, Science Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn, and History from Pre-K through Roll, Apple Pie. Full Menu Adult. All tutors are Highly Every Day. Carry-Out avail. qualified. Call 580-327-6929 or 580-327-2212 visit www.clubztutoring.com/ Remodeling nwoklahoma From ceiling to floor, remodeling G&G Home Furnishings & more. Accommodate farm & Recliners starting at $299 & ranch. Double B Carpentry. 580Queen Mattresses starting at 748-1489 $399. G&G Home Furnishings. Pony Boy Lures & Guns 2107 College Blvd. Alva, OK PSE Archery 10 point Cross Pumpkin Patch Bows. Best in Archery Supply. Oct 13/31. Same great pumpkin. Buy & Sell Guns. All types of New location near VAP hand guns, rifles & shotguns. 600 Mimosa. Alva. 580-327CC Construction 1233 or 580-430-5547 Interior-Exterior improvements. Computer Plus Room additions. Plaster Repair & Painting. Handicap. Structural For all computer repair needs & Non Structural Concrete. call Adam Swallow at 580-327Will also accommodate Farm & 4449 or 580-748-2349 or come Ranch. 580-307-4598 or 620- by 1329 Fair. Will do local 825-4285 housecalls

caxca

Page 58


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Glen’s Gun Shop

Help Wanted

Aline, OK 580-430-5400. All 22 Share Medical Center seeks caliber hand guns and rifles 10% a Full-Time HIM (Medical discount Records) Clerk. Please call 580430-3390 or apply online at Employment www.smcok.com Help Wanted Kiowa Manor, Kiowa, KS Depot Bar & Grill. Bartender. is seeking qualified cooks, dietary Pick-Up application at 3 N staff and certified nurse aides. college. 580-327-7011 Offering competitive benefits and Help Wanted many shift options. If interested please inquire at 620-825-4117. Class “A” CDL Drivers & Must pass pre-employment Tanker. Local work, full benefits, screenings. starting pay based on experience plus safety bonus. Call Karla at Farm Supplies 580-319-5195 for applications. Farmers Please Help Nuverra Environmental Solutions 65 year old looking for hunting Help Wanted lease for Deer anywhere from Share Convalescent Home seeks $1000 to $30,000 a year. 580a Full-Time Cook. Please call 554-0999 580-430-3390 or apply online at Garage Sales www.smcok.com Psychology Club Sale Help Wanted Alva Nazarene Church parking Alva Moose Lodge seeking lot. Oct 11 3pm-6:30pm. Oct 12 evening & weekends Dishwasher/ 8am-noon Kitchen help. 580-748-1561 or 580-327-1359 Moving-Give Away Sale Help Wanted Healthcare Innovations currently has positions available for Personal Care Aides in the Alva, Cherokee, Jet, Carmen and Dacoma areas. If you want to be a part of a great team and like working with people call Kacie at 1-866-365-6611 for more information or application Drivers Needed Oilfield Position Wanted Hawley Services, Inc. is looking for highly motivated team player who possesses a Class A CDL with Tanker Endorsement. Contact Mark at 580-554-3913.

641 Apache, Alva. Fri Oct 11th 4-7pm. Sat Oct 12th 7am-noon Garage Sale Lots of special treasurers. Great buys. Hurry-On-Over. 511 E Barnes. Fri noon-6pm. Sat 8am5pm Cherokee Garage Sale Fri Oct 11 from 5-8pm. Sat Oct 12 from 8am-1pm. 1124 S. Massachusetts in Cherokee. Furniture, Coco-Cola items, sewing center, house decor, lots of brand new kitchen items. Call Megan at 580-884-0105 for questions

caxca

Page 59


October 9, 2013 Garage Sale 414 Mimosa, F 11th 4-7; S 12th 8-? Garage Sale 303 Okla Blvd. Sat 9am-? Garage Sale Sat 8am-1pm. 811 9th, in alley Garage Sale Sat 8:30am-? 506 14th St. Lots of items

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

For Sale

Sale fell through. 12 foot long by 2 foot wide. $8/Sheet. See at 220 College or call 580-327-1313

Caterpillar 252b Skidsteer. 490hrs. Call 580-327-7935. $27,000

How’s That Again! What did the blonde say when the airplane began to shake? “It must be an earthquake.” Let us rock your world with our good prices on parts at Scribner Salvage in Alva. 580-327-1313 Missionary Speaker

Fri & Sat. 503 Main St. Jet, OK. HP AllIn-One Printer, Harley Davidson remote control motorcycle, never out of box, Nsync Teddy Bears, oilfield heaters, furniture, too much to mention. Everything Must Go!

Gilbert Montecastro from Baguio, Phillipines at Nazarene Church tonight at 7pm, 728 College St.

Running again every Sat 9am-5pm. Weather permitting. 121 S. Fairoak, Cherokee. W on 2nd St. Phyllis Puffinbarger. 580-884-8914 Miscellaneous New Releases New on Blu-Ray and DVD this week at Rialto Video, “Hangover 3,” “The Purge,” “After Earth,” “Home Run” and “Much Ado About Nothing”

Page 60

Still Have the Tin!

Mini Storage Sale

Garage Sale

caxca

Catering/Holiday Party We will cater to anyone’s needs including rigs. Boulevard Bistro 580-327-6643. It is not too late to book your Holiday Party. Salad Luncheon Tues Oct 15, 11am-1pm. Moose Lodge. 302 7th. Fried Chicken, Ham & Beans, Chicken & Noodles Donate Clean Clothing Annual Warmth for Winter clothing and blanket collection in progress at College Hill Church of Christ, Alva. Help those who don’t have enough funds by donating your gently used, clean (no repairs needed) clothes for all ages. Men’s slacks and blankets especially needed. Leave at church building in storage trailer behind. Thanks! Call 580-327-0130 with questions.

For Sale 3 500 gallon Propane Tanks. 620-2432783 Real Estate New Listing For sale by owner. 108 Center, Alva. 3bdrm 1bth near Longfellow. CH/A, laundry room with sink & storage, separate garage &outbuilding. 404/550-1349 Lots for Rent Thunder RV Park, 417 W 2nd Street, Cherokee, OK, with storm cave. 580-8848665 or 580-884-1269 For Lease Commercial Property, large shop building, large home, truck parking. Call Josh Bellamy for more information. 580-5963838 For Rent Bunkhouse 3 miles N of Alva. Kitchen/ Bath. 2 beds, 1 or 2 people. TV provided. $350/Week. 620-825-6130 For Rent 2bdrm, 2 bth. Lg Living Room & Service Room. 580-748-2321 House For Sale 2/1, CH&A, 2 car garage in Jet, OK. 480240-0829 For Sale 809 3rd St. Newly updated spacious 2b, 1b, home with large basement, 2 fenced backyards, (1 enclosed by 6ft privacy fence), large new 10x14 storage shed with full length loft, new energy efficient windows, CH/A, new hot water heater. Would easily convert to 3 bdrms! $95,000. 580-748-2841 or 580-748-8001

Continued on page 62

MURROW

REAL ESTATE & AUCTION

580-327-1998

www.murrowlandandhome.com www.murrowrealestateandauction.com


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 61


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

caxca

Page 62

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. 2-5 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. Transportation provided upon request. Noon Alva Rotary Club meets at Champs Restaurant. 2-5 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. Weight Watchers meets every Thursday at College Hill Church of Christ in Alva.

For Rent

For Rent

1 bdrm apt all bills paid $600. 580-4306052

Extra nice Corporate Housing. Ample room/parking. 580-594-2408

House for Rent

For Rent in Cherokee

3bdrm, 2bth. Water & Trash paid. 580732-0014

Living area 1600 sqft. Extra bdrm for crew of 2-4. AC, TV, Internet, full kitchen, bthrm with shower, carpet washer & dryer, completely furnished. 580-596-2476 or 580-748-0025

For Sale Commercial Building in downtown Cherokee, OK. 217 S Grand. 2500 sqft. Call 580-596-3337 For Rent 2 Bedroom House. Furnished Plus Washer and Dryer. No Pets. No Smoking. 415 W. 2nd St- Cherokee, OK 580-884-8665 For Sale 2006 Skyline 1800 sqft 4bdrm 2bth Mobile Home to be moved. Great condition. $71,500. 580-748-0489 For Rent in Cherokee Warehouse 1900 sqft, AC Office, bathroom with shower. 2 10ft doors. 580-596-2476 or 580-748-0025 House For Rent In Alva located near the square and close to Longfellow School. No Pets. Lawn service provided. We pay water, trash. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, new C/H/A, storm shelter, washer, dryer, gas stove, refrigerator provided. Call John 580-370-6319. Please Leave Message.

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. 2-5 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. Narcotics Anonymous meets every Friday at the Senior Citizen Center, 122 1/2 E. Second, Cherokee.

For Sale in Cherokee 3bdrm, 2 bth, formal living room and den, dining/kitchen, laundry/pantry room, large corner lot, large cedar fenced yard. 580596-6152

Does anyone know about the history of coins like this? A recently retired Northwestern Oklahoma State University math instructor, Nancy Kilian, was digging in her garden and found this coin. It reads, “One on each suit or overcoat. Order at the Palace Tailoring Co., Alva, Oklahoma.” So this was probably an early-day coupon. If someone knows the story of “Palace Tailoring Co.” in Alva, give Nancy a call at 580-430-6738.


October 9, 2013

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 63



10092013ngupload