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These folks had their own hopes and dreams . . . They or someone like them lived without cars, air conditioning and other joys to pave the way for you. They are your ancestors. Respect that heritage and keep the image alive for future kids.

We created this couple portrait from two single images . . . at Lynn Martin Photography.

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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. 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. 6 p.m. Free weight loss support, 12 week session, Sept. 12-Dec. 12. Weighins start at 6 p.m., meeting 6:30-7:30, First United Methodist Church, children may attend church sponsored activities while adults meet. 7 p.m. Alva Moose Lodge men’s meeting is held every Wednesday. 7 p.m. The Annual Membership Meeting of the Friends of the Library will be held in the basement of the Alva

Public Library. Installation of officers will be followed by a review of the book “The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor” presented by Dr. Sara Jane Richter. 7 p.m. Alva Board of Education will meet at the Administration Building, 418 Flynn, Alva. 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. Alva Weight Watchers

meet at College Hill Church of Christ. 7 p.m. The Alva Elks Lodge meets the first and third Thursday of each month except July & August when they meet only the 3rd Thursday. Meeting 8 p.m. during daylight saving time. 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. 6-8 p.m. The Friday Art Walk will be held in downtown Alva. 7:30 p.m. Alva High School will play football at Pawnee.

Cherokee homecoming week packed with activities By Marione Martin This is football homecoming week in Cherokee, and the week is full of activities. Students are encouraged to dress in a particular theme during Spirit Week. Monday was individual favorite sports team day. Tuesday was class color “knowledge” day with students in class colors and teachers picking their knowledge power color. Today students and teachers were asked to dress for their favorite occupation or career. Thursday is

multiplicity teamwork day, with everyone challenged to match as many people as possible. Friday is Cherokee pride spirit day, with everyone to wear red, black and white. Spirit awards will be given to the top three most spirited dressed students, with each class nominating two students. A Powder Puff football game will be held Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the football field, followed by the homecoming bonfire and spirit rally at 7 p.m. in the football stadium parking lot. A parade at 2 p.m. will kick off home-

coming activities Friday, followed by a rally on the courthouse lawn. The Lions Club will hold a Mexican pile-on benefit dinner for Chase Puffinbarger in the cafeteria from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Coronation of the homecoming royalty will be at 7 p.m. Friday, with the football game to begin at 7:30 p.m. against Claremore Christian. A special halftime performance is planned with the Cherokee cheerleaders and a feature twirler, followed by the Dazzle Spirit Squad and the band.

Carmen woman facing rape charge By Marione Martin Charges have been filed against a Carmen woman for actions alleged to have taken place while she was an employee of James Crabtree Correctional Center (JCCC), Helena. Christina Moore, 29, has been charged with sexual battery and second degree rape, both felonies. According to documents on file, the

charges stem from evidence of a sexual relationship with a prisoner, Herman Marion, between December 2011 and March 2012 while Moore was a food service specialist at JCCC. Letters from Moore to Marion were discovered by staff. Those letters and telephone calls were reviewed. Marion was also interviewed.


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Alva School Board hears of revenue declines By Lynn L. Martin Supt. Vickie Johnson distributed a new form to the board members outlining revenue coming into the district. One section displayed this year’s revenue, another displayed last year’s revenue, and a third showed the difference. While the district is not very far into the fiscal year, two categories reveal that the County Apportion tax is at a -$6054.32 and gross production is at -$241,922.04. However, she said, “We are still ahead of last year at this time.” For the first time, the board experimented with disposing of surplus property through an online Kansas Action firm called “Purple Wave Auction.” Richard Burton, vehicle maintenance head, said the auction brought in at least twice the revenue that he believes would have resulted from the previous method. The district received a check for $23,308. Any interested local person could have also made the online bids. As an example, the top price brought was for a 2000 Freightliner FS65 school bus with 111,146 miles at $6900.00. Often the Alva district has seen $500 bids for old school buses. In personnel changes, the board accepted the resignations of two paraprofessionals: Darcie Tidwell and Darraigh Parker. They hired Monica Truluck as a paraprofessional, and Janet Shiek as secretary. Another employee had her hours increased to seven hours per day, retroactive to August 20, 2012. The method

of pay for Steve Gale, bus driver, was changed from a per trip method to an hourly method, which is more in tune with how the other bus drivers are paid. A contract with Lynell Beierschmitt was executed for psvchologist / psychometrist services. She has previously provided these services to the Alva district. Another contract was approved between the Alva Independent Schools and the Cooperative Education Project for the 2012-2013 school year. iPad in the classroom High School English Teacher Chris Eckart made a fifteen minute presentation to the board about the use of Apple iPads in his English classes. All textbooks, reading books and class notes are stored on the device for the school year. He distributed a spreadsheet showing comments students had made. All but two had extremely positive remarks about the use of the equipment. Here is a sample of each: “All my notes for every class are all in one little tablet, rather than forgetting different notebooks for different classes. I have it all in my purse. It is easier and more fun for notes and turning in things. I don’t have to take as much stuff to class. I don’t have to find a computer anywhere for research on anything. I can just use my iPad and search on it instead! A negative comment from another student read like this: “It’s not helping me that much. It confuses me more than anything, and I read better with real pag-

es and not internet.” Supt. Vickie Johnson said she sat in on a class and was extremely impressed how the technology was working in the classroom. For example, a students annotations regarding a book on the iPad, can be instantly displayed on the white board so that discussions are easily prompted. Chris Eckhardt said that since the introduction of this two way technology, classroom discussions are much more lively with more students involved. Chesapeake Energy The board deferred action on signing mineral leases for school property. The board wanted to make sure the payments being offered are similar to those with adjoining land. Also, member Larry Parker was concerned the lease agreement might give Chesapeake the right to drill an oil well in the middle of the football field. Heating and Air Conditioning Supt. Vickie Johnson received quotes from four different heating and air conditioning firms, with the idea of replacing all the units at the high school. These were not sealed bids, just quotes. When the board members started examining the different quotes, it became clear that variances existed between what each firm thought they were replacing and as a result, prices ranged from a low of $33,453.00 to a high of $52,907. State law requires that bids at that high end be handled in a sealed bid fashion. So the board asked the Superintendent to come back with more precise specifications so everyone is bidding on the same thing, and to also use sealed bids because the price might move into that territory.


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GuerreroHada Wed

Cindy Wood and Casey Jones

Wood—Jones announce engagement An October, 2012 wedding in Alva is planned by Cindy Wood and Casey Jones. Parents of the engaged couple are Twig and Bondi Wood of Columbia, Missouri and Merl Jones of Aline and Stephanie Jones of Cherokee. The future bride, a 2007 graduate of Hickman High School, received a bach-

Travis Hada and Janessa Guerrero were united in marriage on August 4, 2012. They exchanged wedding vows at the Circle of Light Wedding Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Janessa is a probation and parole officer in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She is the daughter of Eddie and Janet Armor of Vian, Oklahoma, and Jim and Susan Oujiri of Green Castle, Missouri. Grandparents of the bride are Blanche Oujiri and Frank Sawyer, both of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Travis is a full-time student at Indian Capital Tech Center in Muskogee. He is the son of Alan and Kendra Hada and grandson of Arlene Hada, all of Alva. Kiarra, the bride’s seven year old daughter served as flower girl. Family and close friends celebrated with the happy couple. After a honeymoon in Las Vegas, Nevada, they make their home in Vian, Oklahoma.

elor’s degree in nursing in 2012 from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She is a registered nurse at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center in Enid, Oklahoma. The future groom, a 2007 graduate of Aline High School, is a pumper with Chesapeake Energy near Cherokee, Oklahoma.

Mr. and Mrs. Travis Hada


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CISD enrollment down, but young students’ numbers crowding elementary school By Roger McKenzie Though the Cherokee Public School District’s enrollment has taken a dip since the start of school, its growth in pre-kindergarten through elementary is forcing the district to consider the purchase of a portable building. That news, along with the current state of the school consolidation movement in Oklahoma and the hiring of a new paraprofessional to fill the vacancy left by a resignation, were part of the district’s school board meeting held Monday, Oct. 1. Current enrollment was reported at 345 students by Superintendent Cory Ellis, during his administrator’s report. That is down from 378 at the start of the school year and down from this time a year ago. Despite the overall decrease, the rising pre-k through elementary numbers have surpassed the space available. Later in the meeting, the three board members present briefly considered three bids gathered through Cariker School Services for a 28-foot by 36-foot portable school building. The building would be used for speech and physical therapy, as well as for other students as needed. The district would have to prepare the site, which would be minimal since it would likely be placed on a paved surface, provide a handicapped ramp, and utility hookups. The building itself would include heat and air, paneling, carpeting, and two exits. It would meet fire inspection and codes. Delivery and set-up is included in the bids.

The low bid was $53,015 from Wilkin’s Mobile Home Builders of Double Springs, Ala. The two other bids came from Tri-State Building of Florence, Ky., and Missouri Equipment Leasing, Inc. of Springfield, Mo. Those bids were for $55,455 and $62,000, respectively. Knowing that overall enrollment is declining, board member Cheryl Washburn, asked Ellis, “Can we rent?” Ellis answered negatively. A straightout purchase or a lease-purchase agreement are required. He suggested that the question the district needs to be asking is “What can we use it for in the future?” When it becomes no longer needed as classroom space, one of his suggestions was for future storage, since the storage the district has is limited and hard to get to. Washburn asked the superintendent to give the board a tour of the elementary school, so board members can actually see where classes are and how the space is being used. The matter was tabled for the time being. When asked, Supt. Ellis estimated it would take 3-5 weeks to get a building in use after the order is placed, Consolidation is being talked about In the rest of his report, Supt. Ellis talked about homecoming events and various projects being undertaken. Then, he handed out some information about school consolidation, which he said is being talked about once again by state

legislators. He said he wanted to present the facts so board members can know what is being said and done. “There’s a lot of misinformation out there,” he noted. “At least in Northwest Oklahoma, we’ve hit the limits as far as consolidation goes.” He presented the results of some studies done last year. Some personnel matters were dealt with. Ellis announced a “verbal” resignation submitted by Melissa Colvin, who was only recently hired as a 5/7ths special ed paraprofessional at the high school. He recommended the board hire Amber Green to fill the position. The board accepted the resignation and voted to hire Green. The board approved encumbrances. A total of $259,384.66 in checks on the General Fund were issued in September. With receipts of $145,182.56, the resulting fund balance is $326.233.24. All funds are in the black, according to treasurer Jennifer Roach. She noted that the month was typical for September, with not a lot of activity. The activity fund saw a net increase of $11,000 after receipts were added and checks deducted. Six fund-raisers for the school’s boys and girls basketball teams were approved. Also given an okay, was the closure of two voting precinct polling places — one in Woods County and one in Alfalfa County — because no eligible voter resides in the precinct. Two different polling places will also be closed due to a low number of voters,who will then be allowed to vote in another precinct. Finally, in a routine housekeeping matter, the board approved an agreement between CISD and the Alva Public Schools to allow buses to stop in each county.


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Two meetings keep Alfalfa commissioners busy

By Roger McKenzie Alfalfa County commissioners met on Friday, Sept. 28, and on Monday, Oct.1. Their end of month meeting on Friday is primarily for making and approving payroll warrants — to make sure employees get paid. But the commissioners also squeeze in some county business as well. Some changes to the county’s five

year bridge plan, approved just the week before, had to be made. A bridge in District 1 was moved up to help its financing, and a District 2 bridge was added to the plan. The District 2 bridge had to be added, because heavy trucks have caved in its top and crushed its pilings. Though no single culprit can be cited, District 2 Commissioner Chad Roach is certain

Hamilton — Brown announce engagement

Randy and Mary Hamilton of Alva, Oklahoma, and Gene and Rexina Brown of Gillette, Wyoming, along with Bailey and Kenedy Brown are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children and dad, Lynn Marie Hamilton and Travis E. Brown. Lynn is a 1996 graduate of Alva high School and a 2001 graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Travis is a 1989 graduate of Campbell County High School in Gillette, Wyoming and attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Lynn is currently teaching First grade at Garfield Elementary School in Enid, and Travis works for the United States Postal Service in Enid. The wedding will be November 23, 2012, in the First United Methodist Church of Alva at 7:00 p.m.

Travis Brown and Lynn Hamilton

the offending trucks are part of the oil/ gas boom here. The bridge is located about nine miles west and three and a half miles south of Cherokee. It helps motorists connect to the Aline Blacktop Road, and serves a cemetery as well. Bridge applications and contracts were approved for this bridge in another agenda item. The oil and gas boom is costing the county commissioners in another way. Commissioners’ secretary Kelsey Stein has submitted her resignation to take a job with an exploration company. Commissioners authorized the county clerk to advertise the opening for a commissioners’ secretary. Of course, the boom is helping the county as well. But commissioners are unanimous in their agreement that road crossing permits aren’t enough to keep up with rising road repair costs. Still, they help, as witnessed by the approval of 25 road permits totaling $38,500 in fees. As usual, District 1 had the majority of permits — 20 for fees totaling $22,700. District 2 had six permits ($8,500 in fees) and District 3 had nine permits ($7,200 in fees). Commissioners approved a couple of corrections — one in the Sac and Fox detention agreement for juvenile offenders, and another to transfer appropriations to put back money mistakenly taken from the wrong source for the new courthouse generator. The fate of the pine tree in front of the courthouse was postponed to allow some research into available options. It will be discussed again, with possible action on its fate, at the Oct. 9 meeting. Meeting minutes, maintenance and operations (M&O) warrants, and blanket purchase orders were also approved. See Busy Page 14


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Waynoka School Board approves four students to FFA National Convention

By Bethany Stout Students Jillian Whipple, Hannah Darr, Kaylee Tyson and Layne Meriwether were approved to attend the FFA National Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana, Oct. 24-27, 2012, during the regular school board meeting on Oct. 1, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. They will be accompanied by sponsor Jorge Huizar and principal Michael Meriwether. Student Layne Meriwether qualified for the national convention, not an easy task according to principal Meriwether. Students will finance their own costs for airline tickets, and utilize club funds for hotel accommodations. Meriwether reported that he was very pleased with the grades that the school is expecting to receive. Principal Meriwether and Superintendent Constein gave the board a report on the school’s grade from the new A-F report system initiated in Oklahoma this year. According to the report the Waynoka High School will receive an A and the elementary school will receive a B, being only 2/10 of a point from an A. This new system gives each school in Oklahoma a letter grade based on various areas including things like attendance, how the students score on college entrance exams, scores on state tests and concurrent enrollment. The previous system used a point system, each school receiving points based on a 1,500 point scale. Areas of concern for Waynoka according to Meriwether include Advanced Placement (AP),

concurrent enrollment and college entrance exam performance. Grades will be official on Oct. 8, 2012. New bleachers and scoreboards were also on the agenda. The board reviewed information on the costs involved to replace the bleachers on the football field. There are some areas of concern on the bleachers, and the board is looking to replace and repair them. Estimated cost will be approximately $40,000-$50,000. The football field also needs an updated scoreboard. Meriwether reported research on the cost of replacing the score board. Depending on options, the approximate cost will be $25,000. The football field isn’t the only location being improved. The board also discussed the replacement of the basketball scoreboard in the gymnasium at approximately $20,000. No actions were taken, but board members requested Meriwether and Constein to seek bids for possible action in future meetings. In other business, the board approved for board members to attend the OSSBA District II member meeting at Waynoka School on October 25, 2012. They approved the annual election resolution for the 2012-2013 school year and the call for an election. Approval was granted to set the Board of Education election to fill office 3 on Feb. 12, 2013. The board approved the contract for secondary career and technology education programs for school year 2012-2013. They approved the contract

and agreement with the cooperative education project for 2012-2013 year. Approval was granted for the Waynoka public schools professional development plan for the 2012-2013 school year. The board also approved an emergency transfer for student #5. The remainder of the meeting was spent reviewing and revising Waynoka Board of Education Policy Book section E.

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Busy Monday’s meeting on Oct. 1 was even shorter. In addition to the routine minutes, M&O’s, and blanket purchase orders, only two items were on the agenda. The first was also pretty routine — road crossing permits. Because of the large number of permits approved just three days earlier, only one permit request was approved. It came in District 2 and the fee totaled $500. The other item was the actual signing of a mineral lease approved earlier. The lease with Chesapeake is for 0.67 acres owned by the county. At $750 per acre for signing and a 1/8th royalty, the county will initially receive a net of $502.50 for agreeing to the lease. One item was brought up in unforeseen business. County Clerk Laneta Unruh suggested a separate fund be created in the budget for the county’s share of sales taxes. The commissioners agreed that would be a good idea.


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2012 Monster Dash Arrowhead West, Inc. (AWI), is inviting everyone to join the fun at the 2012 Monster Dash, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run being held on Saturday, October 6, 2012. The Dash will be benefiting the AWI Client Assistance Fund. The Monster Dash will be held during Octoberfest in Medicine Lodge. Octoberfest is a day of family fun held on Main Street in Medicine Lodge. The day is filled with lots of activities and events, including a poker run, inflatable jumps, activity booths, and much more! 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 10:00 a.m. An awards ceremony will be held im-

mediately following the race at approximately 11:00 a.m. Medals will be given to the winners in each age category and overall winners. Special prizes for best costume and most creative team will be awarded. You may preregister at the Medicine Lodge AWI office at Jct. 281 & 160 or in Pratt at 620 E. 2nd St. If you would like a registration form emailed to you, please call 620-886-3711. All proceeds from the Monster Dash 2012 benefit the Arrowhead West, Inc. Client Assistance Fund. The Client Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to people we support that need equipment, treatment, or supplies that they cannot afford. Some examples include:

sensory items, dental examinations, clothing, food, Life Line service, basic home repairs, etc. “All of us at Arrowhead West are excited about hosting this event in our community” says Andrea Polf, Division Manager at AWI. “It will be a great opportunity to have fun and help a great cause.” Arrowhead West, Inc. serves children and adults with developmental disabilities and has touched the lives of 1,044 clients in the past year. The mission of AWI is to support each person’s needs, choices, and participation in the community. If you have questions or would like to volunteer, contact Andrea Polf at (620) 886-3711.

Longfellow students lend a helping hand This Friday, October 5th, the students and faculty at Longfellow Elementary will be lending a helping hand by filling food bags for Kids Against

Hunger, Northwest Oklahoma. Monty Stewart, the Kids Against Hunger representative, will be at the school showing students how to make the bags of food that will be sent to countries who are less fortunate. The bags include rice, soy, dried vegetables, and vitamins and minerals. The students have watched videos on the Kids Against Hunger program. They have learned how the organization started and how it helps others. The students have also been collecting

spare change to help with the cost of shipping the food bags. The Alva High School student council and cheerleaders will also be taking part in this wonderful event. Longfellow students and staff would like to invite anyone in the community to come and volunteer their time. The times will be 8:30-11:30 and 1-3. If you aren’t available to donate your time, but would like to help with the cost of shipping, please drop your donation off at Longfellow Elementary office.


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retired Sears sales representative, photographer, and woodworker, formerly of Long Beach, California, will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Wharton Funeral Chapel in Alva with burial in Alva Municipal Cemetery. Mr. Langton died Monday at Hilltop Lodge in Beloit. Survivors include his wife Betty (Roberts), daughter of Ralph Roberts of Capron, Oklahoma, of Beloit, Kansas, daughters Nancy Rush (Gilbert) Beloit, Kansas, Kerry DeVries (James) Camarillo, California, son James Langton (Vickie), Wakarusa, Indiana; sister Lois Flag, Castro Valley, California, seven grandchildren and fifteen great- grandchildren. Memorials may be given to Barclay College, Haviland, Kansas. Visitation will be at the Wharton Funeral Chapel. McDonald Funeral Home, Beloit, Kansas, is in charge of local arrangements.

dearly. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dona J. Louthan and sister, Margaret Province. Memorials may be made in her name to the Hospice Circle of Love or 4 R Kids, with Brown-Cummings Funeral Home serving as custodian of funds. Condolences may be made to the family online at Brown-Cummings.com.

Obituaries OPAL M. BLEVINS KIOWA, KANSAS — Opal M. Blevins passed away on September 29, 2012, at the Kiowa Manor. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Kiowa, Kansas. Burial will follow in the Byron-Amorita Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Kiowa, Kansas. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lanmanmemorials.com Opal was born on October 14, 1920 at Amorita, Oklahoma, to Frank Winans and Grace Hankey Winans. She grew up in Amorita where she attended Amorita Schools and graduated with the class of 1938. On April 15, 1945 she married Robert Blevins. They moved to Attica, Kansas, for a short time, and then made Kiowa their home in 1959. She worked at the IGA in Kiowa as a checker, and at the Coleman plant in Wichita, Kansas. Her most beloved job was raising her five children. Opal was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; one grandson, Kelly Martin; two brothers, Merle and Ovid Winans; three sisters, Maude Ferrell, Mabel Alexander and Lura Kelly. She is survived by her five children: Jerry Blevins and wife, Vicki of Kiowa, Kansas, Judy Martin and husband, Carl of Sand Springs, John Blevins and wife, Connie of Bel Aire, Kansas, Jim Blevins and wife, Beverly of Fairview, Jack Blevins and wife, Jenett of Burlington; eleven grandchildren, Cheris and Charles Coggins, Bob and Kim Blevins, Chad and Leslie Martin, Michelle and Randy Merritt, Stephanie Blevins, Rachel Blevins, Tony Drysdale, Kristen Bomhoff, Cameron and Malynda Blevins, Jenni and Jeff Schermuly and Jed Blevins; sixteen great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, James Blevins; two sisters-in-law, Esther Belle Booze, Ethel Winans; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to ByronAmorita Cemetery Fund, Friends of the Kiowa Hospital/Manor Foundation or Muscular Dystrophy and sent to Lanman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 42, Kiowa, KS. 67070 DAVID A. LANGTON BELOIT, KANSAS — Funeral Services for David A. Langton, age 88,

RHONDA LYNN LOUTHAN Funeral service for Rhonda Lynn Louthan, 48, of Enid, will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in the Brown-Cummings Funeral Home Chapel, with her Uncle, Reverend Tommy Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Alva Cemetery at 3:30 P.M. under the direction of BrownCummings Funeral Home. She was born on August 3, 1964, in Alva, Oklahoma, to Lynn and Dona J. Knabe Louthan, and passed away Sunday, September 30, 2012 at her home. She moved to Enid in 1972 with her family and attended school there. She worked at 4 R Kids and was a Tops club member for over 20 years. She was an active long time member of the Maine Street Church of the Nazarene. She loved all kinds of music, loved to dance, shop and shop. She is survived by her father, Lynn Louthan of Enid, sister, Donna and husband Johnny Jones of Alva, brother, Duane Cashwell of Enid, sister, Sue and husband Doug Gammon of Enid, special sister, Monica Dennison of Ponca City and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, special cousins and friends whom she loved

KURT MARTIN Funeral services for Kurt Reynolds Martin, 59, of Lufkin, Texas, will be held Friday, October 5, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Timberland Drive Church of Christ with Philip Strong officiating. Interment will follow in the Largent Cemetery. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, Texas, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Martin was born December 4, 1952 in Rolla, Missouri, to the late Luther Washburn and Jeanne Frances (Reynolds) Martin, and died Sunday, September 30, 2012, in a Lufkin hospital. He had resided in Lufkin for 35 years. Kurt’s first love was serving the Lord and spreading the gospel. He spent his last years preaching at the Eastside Church of Christ in Palestine where he endeared himself to everyone. He was a treasured father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He had a quick wit, a keen sense of humor and was blessed with the ability to lighten the mood and bring a smile at the most opportune times. When his three children were in school he served on the Hudson ISD school board and was an active parent and coach for his children’s many activities. In the last seven years as a grandfather he continued that same support with his five grandsons. Kurt was a man of many talents. His most recent interest included being the sound man for the Cowboy B Show. He considered it his “hunting, fishing, and golf” replacement. He was honored to work with such talent and loved ones. He will be sorely missed by all who loved him. See Obits Page 26


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Shell Exploring for oil and gas in Barber County Near 90 attend informational meeting in Kiowa, Kan. Business owners tell of increase with oil company presence

By Yvonne Miller “It’s a revolution in technology that brought Shell here,” Shell Exploration Manager for Kansas, Erik Batsch told the crowd of near 90 at the community building in Kiowa, Kan., last Wednesday night. , The technology Batsch referred to is horizontal drilling which he said extracts more oil and gas, and reduces the footprint on property where wells are drilled. He estimates this new technology brings a 45 to 60 percent reduction on foreign oil. “We’re in the exploration phase,” Batsch told the crowd of Shell’s presence in Barber County, as they look at the Mississippian oil play. Shell presently has 11 horizontal wells in Harper and Barber counties. Four of those are in Barber County, and two more are planned at this point, according to Sarah Rilling-Hall, geologist and project planning. Shell is currently in nine Kansas counties. Rilling-Hall said that “hopefully” they’ll drill hundreds more horizontal wells in that multi-county area. “If we have success like we did in Oklahoma,” Batsch said, “we’ll be in the area longterm.” Eric said Shell’s exploration will continue, and within 12-18 months they’ll know about the oil play and their future in this

area. Increased Sales Tax at Anthony, Oil Boom Effects in Kiowa Shell has a small land office in Anthony, Kan., and they’ve been a presence there for well over a year. Communications Specialist Scott Scheffler said many of Shell’s employees are in Harper, Kan. He said they have over 100 employees in Harper County. Batsch said that Anthony’s city sales tax showed an approximate 35 percent increase in a year’s time since Shell’s presence. With other oil companies already in Kiowa for over a year, the Newsgram called a few businesses to ask the impact on their bottom line. Corner Stop convenience-store owner Greg Thurman said they are probably 40% to 45% busier with the oilfield traffic. He said potato chip sales are up 47 percent. Sue Becker, owner of The Plum Thickett, estimates an increase of 25 percent at her restaurant from the oil company customers. She commented on the Experitec employees who are good customers. Experitec, who handles oil and gas equipment, opened on the west side of Kiowa (old New Holland building) about a year ago. Employing about 47 people, Experitec has high level technicians who sell and assemble; provide automation and control production; and also install equipment. Headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri, Experitec has 13 offices in the central U.S. City of Kiowa Clerk Marlo Rugg said they’ve had lots of inquiries about rentals, but availability is so limited. She said trailer parks around town are mostly full. Sideline co-owner Daphne Rathgeber said of their oilfield customers, “They keep us really busy, and they are very nice.” She estimates a 25 percent increase in their business from oil companies. She said the roofing companies workers have also boosted their business. Simpson’s owner Chantae Simpson said they’ve seen “some” increase from oil workers themselves. However, she said the real increase her business experiences is from the money the oil boom generated in the See Shell Page 30 community. She said it gives locals

Erik Batsch, Shell Exploration Manager for Kansas, addresses the crowd of near 90 people who gathered in Kiowa, Kan., to hear about Shell’s exploration in Barber County. Photo by Yvonne Miller


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Obits

Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Todd and Brooke Martin of Huntington, Texas, and Grant and Amanda Martin of Nacogdoches, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Amber and Barett Duren of Huntington, Texas; former wife and mother of his children, Brenda Martin of Hudson, Texas; grandchildren, Peyton Martin, Caleb Martin, Karter Duren, Owen Duren and Sawyer Duren; brother and sister-inlaw, Lynn and Marione Martin of Alva, Oklahoma; sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Harlan Doering of McPherson, Kansas, Tara Calhoun of Norman, Oklahoma and Marta and Bob Ward of Houston, Texas; beloved “dear sweet” mother-in-law, Roberta Murray of Hudson; brother-in-law, Randy “Pud” Murray. Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 78960, Phoenix, Arizona 85062. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, Texas. Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome. com.

WILLIAM L. WITCHEY Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 6, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Alva Municipal Cemetery with Matt Haney, pastor, Shattuck First Christian Church officiating. Wharton Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.whartonfuneralchapel.com. William Lee, son of Vada Jean (Smithson) and Robert Lee Witchey, was born September 8, 1951 in Alva, Oklahoma. He passed away in an automobile accident, near Woodward, on the 29th of September at the age of 61 years and 21 days. He attended the Great Bend, Kansas School System and graduated with the class of 1969. In 1969, he joined the United States Navy where he received the National Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Award. He achieved his lifelong dream of working on submarines and computers, and was Honorably Discharged on June 22, 1977. After he was discharged, he worked for Digital Services Corporation in New York until 1982, when he transferred to Denver and continued working in the computer industry.

On September 9, 1994, he was married to Kelly Diane Clarkston. To this marriage, Brianna Lee was born. Following their marriage they made their home in Denver until 2004 when they moved back to Oklahoma where he was still working for Great Plains Sleep Studies. He was a member of the Shattuck First Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his father Bob and a sister Bobbie Jean Mullins. Will is survived by his wife Kelly Diane and his daughter Brianna Lee of the home; his mother Vada; two sisters, Shirley and Tracy; a niece Jessica and her husband John; a nephew, Shayne; a great niece, Molly; a great nephew, Robbie; mother and father-in-law, Sally and Larry; brother-in-law, Todd and his wife Chanida; a stepmother-in-law, Linda Lee; other relatives and friends.


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Remembering Our Children walk Saturday The fourth annual Remembering Our Children Memory Walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Cherokee High School football field. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m., with the Walk beginning at 11:30 a.m. The registration is free, and anyone who has experienced the loss of a child, whether personally or a family member or friend, is invited to attend. The walk is preceded by a balloon release and memorial service, where each baby’s name is read. The memorial service is not just a remembrance, but a celebration of each life, no matter

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how long or short. We encourage parents to invite their loved ones and friends to join them as they walk in remembrance of their child or children This year’s speaker will be local resident Tricia Highfill. Tricia has had 2 miscarriages and also lost her son Tyler in 2006. She has three more children: Jessica, 20 - a Junior at OU; Toby, 11 – a 6th grader at Cherokee; and Kayla, 9 – a 4th grader at Cherokee. The Memory Walk, founded in 2009, is a joint effort of Peggy Collins, Missy Kimminau and Kayla Puffin-

barger, all who have lost a child or grandchild. Collins’ daughter Kristie and husband Jason Shirley lost their baby, Miranda, while 8 months pregnant. Brian and Missy Kimminau lost baby Jaxon at 2 days old. Cody and Kayla Puffinbarger lost baby Presley at 1 day old. “The Memory Walk is a way to honor and remember our children. Most people are afraid to talk about or even mention our children, because they don’t want to upset us. But, sometimes not saying anything hurts more. You see, we NEVER forget the loss.”

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more money to spend in her store. Hometown Market Manager Alice Wright said that cooperative grocery business witnessed “a little bit” of increased business from oilfield workers. She credits the real success of Kiowa’s grocery store business to the people of Kiowa for their “loyalty” in buying in their hometown. Shell’s Principles of Operation Batsh said as Shell explores the area, they operate on five basic principles:

No. 1 – Designs, constructs and operates wells and facilities in a safe and responsible way “with integrity.” No. 2 – Conducts its operations to protect groundwater and reduce water use as reasonably practicable. No. 3 – Conducts its operations in order to protect air quality and control its fugitive emissions. No. 4 – Works to reduce its operational footprint. (By limiting disturbance to roads, well pad locations, noise, light, etc.) Batsch said Shell has defined truck routes and routinely fixes portions of roads the heavy truck traffic damaged. No. 5 – Engage in community outreach (Shell has already given numerous financial gifts recently in Kiowa for

medical equipment, police equipment, etc.) An Explanation of Fracing Shell provided numerous brochures about the technical aspects of what they do. They had numerous staff members at the meeting to answer questions. One of those is Hydraulic Fracturing (commonly known as fracing). Fracing is a proven technique used for decades in many kinds of oil and gas wells. It’s particularly valuable in tight gas and shale gas formations. A perforating gun is lowered into a newly drilled well and lined up precisely within the formation using tools such as seismic images, well logs, GPSs, etc. When fired, the gun punches small holes in the well casing, cement and rock. Next fracturing fluid is pushed through the perforations under high pressure. This creates small cracks, allowing the natural gas to flow from the rock. This is just a small part of the detailed process that ends with disposal of fluids in injection wells, which are closely monitored. As Shell officials reminded, their industry is highly regulated for safety to people and the environment. In closing, Batsch said Shell hopes their presence in Barber County will increase sales tax revenue and increase property tax; and also keep increasing the social investment by giving back to the community. “We hope to see numbers grow,” Batsch said.


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Lynn Says

Can we be better?

An innovative “let’s help the community” idea was put together by a younger group of people in a leadership class a couple years ago. They saw deterioration of some of the infrastructure that helps our youth in the parks, in the girl scout hut, etc. Several were employees of the local banks. Then they fantasized that if 5,000 Alva citizens would each give say $1 a month, a LOT could be done. Next they twisted the arms of their bank bosses to match those citizen donations. After some typical boss skepticism, the bosses agreed to “see what happened” and agreed to match citizen donations for a while. So the young folks came up with the name BankIt and started promoting the matching fund donation project. I can understand the bosses’s worries. How much was this going to cost them? Well, no one has gone broke and the program continues. A “BankIt” board of directors was set up to make this all legal and audited and stuff. The banks continue to be major contributors, each independently telling the board how much they’ll match. Wrongly, some citizens seem think that somehow the banks are making money out of this. I think this is because the word “bank” is part of the clever “BankIt” name the young group dreamed up. No, this is costing the banks money to match funds donated by businesses, retired people, working people, etc. I checked, and so far $85,000 has been raised and returned to improvements in the Alva Community. I’m writing this for two reasons: one, to solicit project ideas that future money can help. In fact, a deadline of October 9, 2012 has been set for ideas for the next year. You can find the application at www.ahabitofhelping.com. And second, more of us need to be kicking in each month. This is a really neat idea for Alva and a monthly contribution of $1 or $10 or $100 fits. Recently, somebody gave $10,000. Wow. This Habit of Helping is a great theme. Thanks for listening.

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Former Ambassador John Bolton addresses Steamboat Institute Freedom Conference

By Yvonne Miller Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton spoke of national security, the biggest threats facing the U.S., his concern of cuts to America’s national defense and more enlightening subjects as keynote speaker of the Steamboat Institute’s 4th Annual Freedom Conference. Jennifer Schubert-Akin, a 1975 graduate of Burlington High School, is chairman of the Steamboat Institute, a non-partisan group. She and her husband Rick Akin (SI vice-chair), who reside in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, founded the SI and Freedom Conference. The Steamboat Institute is based on “five basic founding principles of this great country: limited government, lower taxes, free markets, strong national defense and individual rights and responsibilities.” Their mission is “To educate the public on the Founding Principles of the United States and to inspire people to be actively involved in their implementation.” As Jennifer’s sister, this reporter attended the conference and heard the variety of speakers, many of whom are guest commentators in the national media from television to print. Bolton Says Terrorist Threat Remains Addressing nearly 300 conference attendees at a dinner on top of the Steamboat ski mountain, Ambassador Bolton said of America, “This remains a dangerous world. Our safety is at stake.” He listed numerous terrorist groups that hate America simply because of this nation’s love of freedom and democracy. Keep in mind Bolton’s speech was prior to the terrorist attack in Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other brave Americans last week. The ambassador said, “When our administration sets timetables, the terrorists say, `You have the watches, we have the time.’” He spoke of the “grave danger to Israel.” He said, “The administration’s response to countries like Iran is pathetic.” Bolton said, “It’s bizarre to negotiate the size of Iran’s nuclear program.”

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton (left) answers a question about terrorist threats asked of him by national security expert Peter Brookes. This is at the 4th Annual Steamboat Institute Freedom Conference where Ambassador Bolton was the keynote speaker. Photo by Yvonne Miller Bolton said Iran’s continued development of nuclear weapons is “the biggest threat.” He added that, “Iran funds terrorism on an equal-opportunity basis.” The ambassador also voiced his overall concern of President Obama’s foreign policy in general, recalling that “President Obama had four different positions over (ousted Egyptian president Hosni) Mubarak.” The ambassador said, “There is a great threat to American sovereignty. We should be in charge of our own government. We don’t have to play MotherMay-I with the U.N. Security Council.” Bolton said, “Our sole source of legitimacy is our Constitution.” Bolton spoke of his concern for U.S. Defense, listing an example. With financial cuts to the military under the current administration and congress, he

said the U.S. Navy has only 285 ships at sea – the lowest number since 1917. “When the Chinese see that, what does that tell them?” Bolton asked. As President Reagan believed in “peace through strength,” Bolton said he does as well. Referring to the many government “leaks” to the press on so many volatile subjects, Bolton said, “They have a catastrophic effect on national security. Anyone who thinks it’s not intentional hasn’t seen the Washington-machine in action.” Bolton’s Q and A with National Security Expert Peter Brookes At the conclusion of Bolton’s speech, he was joined on stage for a brief question and answer session. Asking the questions was Peter See Bolton Page 44


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Rural Hospitals face many challenges as KDH hires new DON Rural hospitals provide health care services to approximately 54 million people annually. Some of the many challenges rural hospitals face with health care reform include current nursing shortages, aged facilities, the aging baby boomer generation, the need to upgrade outdated technology, the addition of electronic information systems, and fewer government reimbursements, just to name a few. Tammy Blake was recently hired as the Director of Nursing Services. “Kiowa District Hospital is in a rural community, and a small hospital at that. Health care reform will indeed have an impact; however, we are fortunate enough to be a critical care access hospital and to have such a supportive community. It is important for us to remember that our hospital revenue will no longer be dependent on how many patient beds are occupied. Shifting our focus away from the volume of patients we care for, to the “value” of care we provide is paramount”, as 30% of KDH’s value-based payment will be dependent upon the patients’ satisfaction of the care they received while hospitalized. “Starting in 2013, another area of concern will be

the reduction in Medicare payments to hospitals that have too many patient readmissions within 30 days for the same medical diagnosis; therefore, we are making it a priority to also focus on providing appropriate education to patients and/or their caregivers, so that disease processes can be more appropriately managed in the home environment”. When Blake was asked about her new role and how she would establish priorities at KDH she said, “First and foremost, I am a patient advocate.” “Providing quality care and ensuring patient safety is my top priority. Although I have not been in this role long, I am proud to say not only do we have an excellent nursing department, we have an excellent KDH team as a whole; second to none! Each and every one of us is committed 110% towards providing excellent care in a nurturing environment. Educating staff and improving HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) — achieving and maintaining patient satisfaction is a priority for our department.” Blake added. Blake believes that Kiowa District is fortunate to have construction for a new hospital approved. Blake said, “Kiowa District Hospital now has the opportunity to build a facility that will match the reputation of our clinical team — that being a state-of-the-art facility built on a strong foundation of clinical excellence.” During this transitional period, KDH is making it a priority to continually evaluate the needs of our community and the patients we serve, in determining the need for additional services and technologies so medical needs can be met right here at home. “One area I see

as a potential community need that I feel KDH can fill, is enriching our outpatient services. This is already in the works and much of that transition will occur with the completion of the new hospital. We strive to be your first choice for hospitalrelated services in the area. I am very honored to be part of the Kiowa District Hospital family,” said Blake. Tammy is married to Mike Blake and resides in Capron, OK. She graduated NWOSU with her BSN, and USA with her MSN. Her nursing background includes critical care, ER/trauma, wound care consulting, nursing management, nursing education, and legal nurse consulting.

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Miss South Barber Micaela Kirkwood to be in Miss Cinderella Oct 11-12 By Yvonne Miller South Barber High School senior Micaela Kirkwood will represent her school in the Miss Cinderella Talent Show and Pageant on the NWOSU campus in Alva, October 11 and 12. Placing at State Forensics contest in Humorous Duet last spring, Micaela will perform a humorous monologue entitled, “The Complaint” for her talent. At SBHS, Micaela is FFA VicePresident, Student Council President, Senior Class Secretary and on the Honorable Mention Honor Roll. She was FFA Star Greenhand and honored as Outstanding FFA Member. A 12-year member of 4-H, she is president of her club and vice-president of the 4-H Council. She was Grand Champion of the 4-H Regional Public Speaking Contest, and Reserve Grand

Champion Overall Senior Showman at Barber County Fair this summer. She’s won numerous awards for her work with sheep, goats, food, leadership skills, public speaking and photography. She is treasurer of Hardtner’s Turner Youth Foundation, and recently traveled to Ted Turner headquarters in Montana. At SBHS she is also involved in Kansas Association for Youth (KAYS), vocal, band and yearbook. The daughter of Cody and Elizabeth Kirkwood, Micaela is a Hardtner resident and member of the Hardtner United Methodist Church, where her mother is pastor. She hopes to attend Oklahoma City University and major in business. Then she wants to attend Culinary Arts School, to fulfill her dream job of becoming a pastry chef and owning her own business. As Miss South Barber, Micaela Kirkwood represents her school in the Miss Cinderella Talent Show and Pageant October 11 and 12.

Kami McComb of Pratt, Kansas, shows the Grand Champion Meat Goat, Thunder, at the 2012 Kansas Junior Livestock Show. She is the daughter of David and Heidi McComb of Pratt, granddaughter of Gwen Brown Of Stockton, Kansas, Delmar and Linda Pentz of Macksville, Kansas and John and Terry Liggenstoffer of Capron. Thunder was raised by Lancaster Show Goats-Jeff and Kelli Lancaster, Alva.

Lori Miller - Senior - September Student of the Month at Aline-Cleo High School. Lori’s school philosophy is to go to school and do your work. Hard work pays off. She plays basketball and softball, enjoys riding horses, and spending time with her best friend, Sage. She plans to go to college to become a veterinarian. Lori’s parents are J. R. and Nancy Miller, Cleo Springs.


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Family and Consumer judging team competes at state During the State Fair, the Barber County 4-H Family and Consumer Judging Team did well. They scored classes that covered a variety of topics including microwave cooking, healthy eating, design, handling stress, Vitamin D and the water cycle. In the intermediate age division, the team placed 17th out of 54 teams. There were 213 individuals that judged. Here are the Barber County team members and their placings: Carrington Thom 2nd, Madison Marshall 67th, Dale Hoch 139th, and Allie Hoch 182nd. In the senior age division, Barber County had two members judging as individuals. Travis Hoch finished 57th and Hannah Eck finished 63rd out of 190 participants. All six participants are members of the Sunflower 4-H Club. They qualified to compete at the State Fair by competing in two county contests in the last year. Back Row L to R: Dale Hoch and Travis Hoch; Front Row L to R: Hannah Eck, Carrington Thom, Allie Hoch and Madison Marshall.

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Bolton

Brookes, a Senior Fellow for National Security Affairs with the Heritage Foundation. He’s previously spoken at the SI Freedom Conference and is a commentator on major TV and radio stations as a voice on foreign policy and national security, and writes newspaper op-eds. He serves on the congressional U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission. Brookes is a retired Naval Commander, served with the CIA and more. Bolton and Brookes served together under the Bush Administration when 9-11 happened. Bolton’s decades of public service started in the early 1980s, and ranged from the Department of Justice to Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. He currently serves as a foreign policy senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Bolton is a news commentator and writes op-ed articles, which are regu-

larly featured in the Wall Street Journal and other major publications. When Brookes asked Bolton to expand on terrorism threats, Bolton said, “We’re still very much at risk. Al Qaeda is much more pervasive in the world.” He said Al Qaeda’s desire to get nuclear and chemical weapons remains. “It’s mind-boggling for President Obama to take all the credit for getting Bin Laden. We were after him 10 years,” Bolton said. “Bin Laden was killed while Obama was president, not because he was president.” On another subject, Bolton said, “The U.S.’s need for drugs is the problem – not the lack of gun control in the U.S.” When Brookes asked Bolton what keeps him up at night, the ambassador replied, “The centrifuges in Iran that create uranium (to create nuclear weapons) are spinning when I go to bed, and they will be in the morning.”


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Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Log September 24, 2012 9:45 a.m. minor accident on Hwy 11/ CR 710, no injuries, 1 lane is blocked, 2 vehicles, semi & SUV, officer enroute to scene, OHP was advised, request contact ODOT for help, advised to take no further action on ODOT. 12:21 p.m. welfare check to 800 block of S Okla, CPD was advised. 9:23 p.m. reckless driver around the park in Jet, respondent advised of 2 cars speeding and driving recklessly, officer advised. 9:30 p.m. reckless driver east on 64, pickup all over the road. September 25, 2012 2:39 p.m. speeding southbound on Hwy 58/64 in Driftwood, a white van passed a truck on the Driftwood bridge, southbound doing about 80 mph, advised 2 officers. 9:06 p.m. medical call to 200 block of W 11th, needs an ambulance ASAP, individual is having really bad heart problems, advised CPD. September 26, 2012 8:02 a.m. train across road at 1 W of McWillie ½ N, train has been sitting there for 2 days blocking their way to their property, advised BNSF & BNSF PD, they will be checking into it. 4:30 p.m. stolen cattle in Aline, respondent advised cattle had been stolen, 3 cows & 3 calves, cattle are located 1 W & ½ N of McWillie, last time seen was in the morning, advised truck and trailer is at the farm now, needs officer there ASAP, officer enroute from Helena, officer advised they are talking and it is just a misunderstanding the way they are talking, cattle have been found, they are at the Fairview Sale Co. 4:40 p.m. motorist assist 15 miles E & 1 mile S of 4-way stop, deputy advised he had been called by another deputy that there was a motorist assist N of Cherokee, advised OHP & Grant Co, Grant Co advised deputy enroute & advised OHP. 7:45 p.m. cattle stolen 1 mile W & ½ S of McWillie, deputy advised we called and advised individual his cattle were out so he went out and picked up 3 cows & calves, since they kept getting out he took them to the Fairview Sale Co, the cattle were at the gate so he thought they were his, the cattle that were out was someone elses, respondent still has 3 cows & 3 calves still missing. 9:32 p.m. someone shooting gun

off in Nescatunga, respondent heard it hit something outside, does not want an officer at this time of night, he will not be able to find anything in the dark, just wanted it reported, if bullet is found tomorrow, respondent will call in for deputy to come out, advised deputy of situation. September 27, 2012 8:06 a.m. burglary alarm E of Cherokee Manor, deputy was advised and enroute, false alarm, housekeeper set it off. 9:36 a.m. neglected horses in No Hope, advised deputy. 12:42 p.m. theft 2 W ½ S of Jet, someone took one of her posts that was with 10 others, ADC cost $30-$40, entered thru the south gate, which had been locked, ACSO advised would make a call slip to have on record. 1:56 p.m. minor accident 1 E of Alf/ Woods Co line on Hwy 11, no injury, 1 lane is blocked, OHP was advised, deputy enroute. 4:32 p.m. high blood pressure 3 miles N of Jet, requested the Jet FD to come out and check individuals blood pressure, having problems with it, paged Jet FD, Jet FD on scene. 7:49 p.m. neighbour screaming at kids at 300 block of N 3rd in Carmen, respondent could hear her neighbour screaming at her kids using fowl language, kids are young teenagers, advised deputy, said he would head that way, deputy advised they were chasing their dog trying to catch him. September 28, 2012 8:55 a.m. speeding semi westbound on Hwy 64 coming into Jet, no tag, needs to be shut down before he kills someone, deputy was advised. 8:57 a.m. horses out N of Cherokee, called possible owner, he advised they are probably his, will check. 11:31 a.m. minor accident at Cozy Curve, red semi knocked the mirror off of their vehicle, semi is a water truck, respondent stopped deputy and advised him, deputy was trying to catch the red truck but never did, OHP was advised. 12:06 p.m. alarm going off in Cherokee, house alarm, would like an officer to come out and check out the property to make sure no one is on the property, advised deputy, deputy advised that no one is on the property and that it is the same door that the alarm went off on the last time.

1:03 p.m. medical call to Nescatunga, need an ambulance, respondent thought he was having a heart attack, advised CPD & Nescatunga 1st Responders, NFR advised back at station. 3:04 p.m. loose dog on W 9th & Ohio, big dog running loose, advised CPD. 8:35 p.m. threatening kids in Amorita, respondent advised she would like to file a complaint against individual for threatening her grandkids, advised deputy, deputy spoke with respondent on the phone. 10:56 p.m. suicidal man somewhere between Cherokee & Carmen, respondent advised officer that her son-in-law was parked on railroad tracks somewhere between Cherokee & Carmen, he is threatening to shoot himself and let the train hit his van, advised deputy, CPD asked if they could assist, deputy advised need to get the son-in-laws phone number and phone carrier to do a possible ping on the phone, and notify Burlington Northern Railroad of what was going on, Woods Co called and gave number to Pioneer for a ping, deputy advised to notify Garfield & Major Counties, keep trying to contact sonin-law until they can get him to answer phone, CPD and 2 deputies advised they are back in Cherokee and back in service. September 29, 2012 9:35 a.m. possible suicide at 400 block of S Penn, needs officer to his residence immediately, has an individual that is possibly suicidal and has problems, advised CPD. 9:55 a.m. wreck 1 W 2 S & ¼ W of Goltry, Goltry Rescue advised the only information is the man has been laying all night at this location, deputies enroute, advised OHP, Goltry Rescue on scene, deputy stuck at RR crossing in Helena, Helena enroute to Bass with 1 patient, Goltry Rescue back at station but left one man & one Rescue truck at scene in case he needed to help with vehicle, back at station. 2:35 p.m. fire S of Cherokee, big fire is burning E of Yewd, advised it is a controlled burn in a pit. 7:15 p.m. cattle out 3 miles W & 1 ½ miles S of Aline, about 3-4 calves, advised possible owner, said he would go check and see if they are his or if he knows who they belong to. See Sheriff Page 62


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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 Christina Moore, 29, Carmen: (1) Sexual battery; (2) 2nd degree Rape ($636.90). Civil Filings Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Lydel Osmund McCollum: Breach of contract for

an amount more than $5,000 ($205.70). Small Claims Filings Hawk Haven River Ranch LC and Kyle B. Hadwiger vs. Crescent Services LLC: Indebtedness for an amount not exceeding $6,000 ($158). Chaparral Village Apartments vs. Michael Allen Dugger: Forcible entry & detainer ($143). Divorce Filings Lilian Kerubo Fitts vs. Jamel Fitts: Divorce ($193.70). Cassandra Lee Oakes vs. William James Oakes: Divorce ($193.70). Gary Dean Cochran vs. Brenda Bernice Cochran: Divorce ($193.70). Marriage Filings Levi Sterling Shipley, 30, Alva and Chelsey Nicole Cole, 24, Alva: Marriage ceremony performed by judge ($60).

Traffic Filings Ramon Garcia Sanchez, 37, OKC: Operating a M/V w/out a valid DL ($256.50). • The following individuals received a citation for speeding: Tyler Wesley Whitecotton, 19, Bokoshe: 21-25 over ($321.50); Christopher Dwayne Dethloff, 21, Wilson: 21-25 over ($361.50); Michael William Tate, 56, Hydro: 15 over ($226.50); Chase Mark Houghton, 37, Cache: 1-10 over ($188.50); Ramon Garcia Sanchez, 37, OKC: 1-10 over ($188.50). • The following individuals received a citation for failure to wear seatbelt ($20 fine): Bryan Ronald Jackson, 20, Kiowa, KS; Oliver Benjamin Wolfington, 29, Tonkawa.

Alfalfa County Real Estate Transactions Start Book 692, page 611 Real Estate Transfers • Craig A. Stoabs, Successor Trustee of the Virgil L. Stoabs and Margaret N. Stoabs Trust Agreement dated Oct. 28, 1982, to Stoabs Oil Corporation: the East One-Half of the East One Half, and the Southwest quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 4, Township 27 North, Range 9 WIM; warranty deed. • Patricia Sue Wallace to Michael John Fazio: the Northwest Quarter and Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, all in Section 24, Township 25 North, Range 11 WIM; quit claim deed. • G. Dwight Wessels and Kathie R. Wessels, Trustees of the Revocable Trust Agreement of G. Dwight Wessels and Kathie R. Wessels to Chaparral Real Estate, LLC (Oklahoma City); a tract of land as described in Lot 4, ada the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 1, Township 26 North, Range 12 WIM; term deed. • Earl D. Smith and Rita D. Smith to Richard “Rick” Russell and Brandi Lea Russell: a portion of the southeast quarter of Section 3 of Township 26 North, Range 11 WIM, as described; quit claim deed. • John Gordon Eldridge, Cheryl Ann Eldridge, and Clarence O. Johnson to Bradley McPhee and Trisha McPhee: Lots 1 and 2 and the North Half of Lot 3 in Block 42 in the Original Town of Carmen; warranty deed.

• Ruth Faris Drew, aka Mayme Ruth Faris Drew, Ruth Faris Drew, Mamie Ruth Faris, M. Ruth Faris Drew, Mamie Ruth Drew, Rue Faris Drew, Ruth Faris Drew, and Rue Drew to the Ruth Faris Drew Trust dated Mar. 10, 2007: the Northeast Quarter of Section 29, Township 27 North, Range, 12 WIM; quit claim deed. • Ruth Faris Drew, aka Mayme Ruth Faris Drew, Ruth Faris Drew, Mamie Ruth Faris, M. Ruth Faris Drew, Mamie Ruth Drew, Rue Faris, Drew, Ruth Faris Drew, and Rue Drew to the Ruth Faris Drew Trust dated Mar. 10, 2007: Lots 3 and 4 and the East Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 18, Township 27 North, Range 12 WIM; quit claim deed. • Colleen Hawkins to Jack Custer: a tract of land as described in the Southwest Quarter of Section 2, Township 26 North, Range 11 WIM; quit claim deed. • Patricia Shrack and J. Kipp Shrack to Cheryl K. Burnett, Trustee of the Bernice K. Burnet Living Trust dated 2-141989: Lots 1 and 2 and the South Half of the Northeast Quarter , ada NE/4, all in Section 13, Township 29 North, Range 9 WIM; quit claim deed. • H. Neil Roach and Carol Roach to Cheryl K. Burnett, Trustee of the Bernice K. Burnet Living Trust dated 2-141989: Lots 1 and 2 and the South Half of the Northeast Quarter , ada NE/4, all in Section 13, Township 29 North, Range 9 WIM; quit claim deed.

• Thomas Ross Cole IV and Kathy E. Cole and Nancy C. Guziek and Ronald A. Guziek to W. D. Campbell and Wanda Campbell, Co-Trustees of the William D. Campbell, Jr., Revocable Living Trust and Ruth Ann Perkins and Larry Perkins: an undivided one-sixth interest in and two the Southwest Quarter of Section 17, Township 25 North, Range 9 WIM; warranty deed. • Mike Shoup to Danny Coulter: Lots 5 and 6, Block 8, in Cherokee—West Side; quit claim deed. • Mike Shoup to Danny Coulter: Lots 1 through 3, Block 8, in Cherokee— West Side; quit claim deed. • Danny Coulter to Alfalfa County, Dist. 2: Lots 5 and 6, Block 8, in Cherokee—West Side; quit claim deed. • Danny Coulter to Alfalfa County, Dist. 2: Lots 1 through 3, Block 8, in Cherokee—West Side; quit claim deed. • Barbara J.M. Wheeler-Hotchins and Manely Hotchins to Veronic Ann Wheeler: Lots 9 and 10 and the North 10 feet of Lot 11, in Block 30, in the Original Town of Cherokee; quit claim deed. Mortgages • Teresa A. Loeser to Alva State Bank & Trust Company (Burlington, OK): the Southeast Quarter of Section 15, Township 28 North, Range 10 WIM except for two tracts as described; $100,000. Barbara J.M. Wheeler Hotchins was last one on page 445 of Book 692, proceed from there.


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Barber County Sheriff’s Log

9-23-12 Deputy English investigated a report of trespassers south of Lake City. 9-26-12 Kiowa Rural Fire Department responded to reports of several hot spots smoldering on Talbott road. 9-26-12 Kiowa Ambulance transported patient from Kiowa to the Kiowa District Hospital. 9-28-12 Deputy English investigated a report of a burglary in Sharon. 9-28-12 The Community Foundation in Hardtner reported a burglary with several items stolen. Sheriff Tomson investigated. 9-29-12 The Medicine Lodge Ambu-

lance met a private vehicle west of town and transported victim of horse accident to the Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital. 9-29-12 The Kiowa Ambulance transported a patient to Enid. 9-29-12 Sheriff Tomson worked a two vehicle non-injury accident on Kansas and Main Street in Medicine Lodge. Caitlin Murphy, Isabel, driving a 2002 Ford Focus and Rebecca Fussell of Medicine Lodge, driving a 1993 Dodge Dakota pickup were the parties involved. 9-29-12 The Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported a patient from north

Main Street to the Medicine Lodge Hospital. Deputy Hutfles investigated a report of a domestic battery in the area of Elm Mills. During the week officers received 2 reports of horses out; 5 reports of cattle out and 2 reports of goats out. Arrests: 9-27-12 Chelsie Seigworth; Domestic battery. $750 bond. 9-27-12 Francisco Bermudez; Domestic battery. $750 bond. 9-29-12 Francisco Bermudez; Aggravated burglary, aggravated sexual battery.

Barber County Court Filings Criminal Filings Cory L. Reasoner, 1989, Sharon: (1) Criminal trespass; Remain in defiance of order by owner; (2) Disorderly conduct; Brawling or fighting; (3) Assault. Gary L. Reed, 1944, Medicine Lodge: Theft of property or services; Value less than $1,000. Jeremy Allen Robertson, 1990, Kiowa: Disorderly conduct; Fighting words or noisy conduct to cause resentment. Monty E. Long, 1973, Capron, OK: 3 counts of Giving worthless check; Value

<$1,000.

Limited Civil Filings Credit Management Services Inc. vs. Thelma S. Brehm: Indebtedness for an amount of $255. SCTelcom vs. Meghanne Karr: Indebtedness for an amount of $356.01. Citizens Bank of Kansas vs. Julie A. Bird: Indebtedness for an amount of $1,015.47. Capital One Bank NA vs. John W. & Bobbie E. Gallaugher: Indebtedness for an amount of $5,012.01. Domestic Relations Filings Joshua M. Fishgrab vs. Summer B. Fishgrab: Divorce. Marriage Filings Ronald Lee Shipman, 45, Florence and Amy Marie Graham, 39, Medicine Lodge. Joey Lynn Brattin, 25, Topeka and Andrea Rae Westerman, 24, Topeka. Kyle Blayne Logue, 23, Medicine Lodge and Tara Renee Simhiser, 20, Medicine Lodge. Traffic Filings William K. Aymond, 45, Water Proof, LA: Failure to yield at stop or yield sign ($173). Amanda M. Bell, 23, Medicine Lodge: Failure to wear seatbelt ($10). Logan G. Bell, 27, Medicine Lodge: Failure to wear seatbelt ($10). Eulalio Herrera-Andrade, 64, Kiowa: Operating a motor vehicle w/out valid license ($178). Thad Herron, 46, Wimsboro, LA: Failure to yield at stop or yield sign ($173). Kenneth S. Wessels, 26, Iuka: Im-

proper passing; Increasing speed when passed ($158). Doyle J. York, 48, Jasper, MO: Motor Carrier safety rules and regulations ($213). â&#x20AC;˘ The following individuals were cited for speeding: Jeffrey A. Bagnell, 20, Anthony: 80 in 65 ($173); Jessica J. Brandt, 25, Salina: 76 in 65 ($149.49); Daniel J. Clark, 22, Columbia City, IN: 90 in 65 ($248); Darel R. Hess, 53, Attica: 76 in 65 ($149); Daniel R. Long, 32, Burden: 77 in 65 ($155); Paul W. Newman, 44, OKC, OK: 79 in 65 ($167); Fabian E. Amaro, 33, Clovis, NM: 76 in 65 ($149); Brian K. Austin, 41, Medicine Lodge: 71 in 55 ($179); Stephen A. England, 57, Newton: 80 in 65 ($173); Tracey A. Iman, 33, Valley Center: 81 in 65 ($179); Joey L. Jackson, 55, Anthony: 78 in 65 ($161); Vickie L. McDonald, 59, Medicine Lodge: 75 in 65 ($143); Victor W. Nash, 29, Enid, OK: 75 in 65 ($143); Anthony R. Rhodes, 24, Hutchinson: 72 in 55 ($185); Eddie L. Ritterhouse, 64, Edmond, OK: 75 in 65 ($143); Logan G. Bell, 27, Medicine Lodge: 76 in 65 ($149); Clinton D. Bridges, 32, Medicine Lodge: 75 in 65 ($143); Eulalio Herrera-Andrade, 64, Kiowa: 81 in 65 ($179); Justin D. McClary, 19, Alva, OK: 83 in 65 ($185); Arthur D. Moore, 56, Enid, OK: 87 in 55 ($323); Gary Scott, 60, Medicine Lodge: 76 in 65 ($98); Amanda J. Swindler, 21, Medicine Lodge: 76 in 65 ($149); Joshua L. Unruh, 26, Cimarron: 77 in 65 ($155); Scot W. Webster, 45, Granbury, TX: 82 in 65 ($185).


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Barber County Real Estate Transactions

Beginning Book 136, Page 64 Real Estate Transfers • Paige A. Koeppen, Andrew D. Koeppen and Galeen Koeppen to Donald J. Koeppen: the South Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 28; the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 29; and the East Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 30; all in Township 32 South, Range 10 West of the 6th Principal Meridian; quit claim deed. • Herb Watson and Deborah H. Watson sell and convey one-half of their undivided interest to Michael G. Jacobs and Sari L. Jacobs, Trustees of the Revocable Inter Vivos Trust of Michael G. Jacobs dated July 18, 2000; and one-half of their undivided interest to Shari L. Jacobs and Michael G. Jacobs, Trustees of the Revocable Inter Vivos Trust of Shari L. Jacobs dated July 18, 2000: (1) a tract of land as described in the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 12, Township 32 South, Range 12 West of the 6th P.M.; (2) Lots 2, 4, 6, and 8 and the South 18 feet of Lot 10, on Cleveland Street, in Fowler’s Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge; warranty deed. • Bradley W. Werner and Micha M. Werner to Robert C. Hedges, Jr.: two different tracts of land as described in the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 21, Township 32 South, Range 10 West of the 6th P.M.; warranty deed. • Lisa Gail McDaniel and Dena Jo Marten, Co-Trustees of the Ethel E. McDaniel Living Trust dated Sept. 14, 1990, to McDaniel Farms, LLC :(1) the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 9, Township 32 South, Range 12 West of the 6th P.M.; (2) the South Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 4 and the Northeast Quarter

of the Northwest Quarter of Section 9, Township 32 South, Range 12 West of the 6th P.M., less and except a tract as described.; trustee’s deed. • Michael David Lynch and Kathy Jo Lynch to Michael David Lynch and Kathy Jo Lynch as joint tenants: Lot 4 in Block A in Forsyth Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge; warranty deed. • James Patrick Humphrey and Linda Sue Humphrey to Humphrey, Inc.: the South 52 feet of Lots 1 through 12 inclusive in Block 26 in the City of Kiowa; warranty deed. • First Liberty Bank, aka First Liberty Bank, Farmers State Bank Branch to Roger L. Simpson, Jr. and Chantae R. Simpson: (1) the South 60 feet of Lots 11 and 12 in Block 160 in the Town Company’s Addition to the City of Kiowa; (2) All of Lots 1, 2, and 3 in Block 179 in the Town Company’s Addition to the city of Kiowa; (3) Lots 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 in Block 179 in Town Company’s Addition to the City of Kiowa. • First Liberty Bank, aka First Liberty Bank, Farmers State Bank Branch, to Judith A. Catlin and Leonard M. Catlin; the South 50 feet of Lots 1, 2, and 3 in Block 179 in Town Company’s Addition to the City of Kiowa; quit claim deed. • A&A Farms, LLC to Western Land & Cattle, LLC: the Southwest Quarter and the West Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 5, Township 34 South, Range 10 West of the 6th P.M.; Bargain and Sale Deed. • Robert L. Angle and Wanda L. Angle to Elmer Angell, Jr., Trustee of the Angell Family Revocable Trust dated Mar. 9, 2010: Lot 23 in Block B in Forsyth Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge; warranty deed. • Cheryl A. Holt to James L. Johnson, Sr.: Lot 46 and the East 15 feet of Lot 47 in Block 3 in Cook, Staniford & Co’s Second Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge; warranty deed. • William Neal Fussell and Rebbecca Fussell to Gary d. Angell: the East 38 feet of the West 76 feet of Lot 14 on Stolp Avenue West, in Stolp’s Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge, except the South five feet thereof; warranty deed. • Robert D. Fussell to Gary D. Angell: the East 38 feet of the West 76 feet of Lot 14, on Stolp Avenue West, in Stolp’s Addition to the City of Medi-

cine Lodge, except the South five feet thereof; warranty deed. • Gail Lee Romine Fussell to Gary D. Angell: the East 38 feet of the West 76 feet of Lot 14, on Stolp Avenue West, in Stolp’s Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge, except the South five feet thereof; warranty deed. • Darrel McNamar and Winona McNamar, Trustees, under the Darrel McNamar and Winona McNamar Living Trust dated June 29, 2011, to Randy J. Reinhard and Kimberly A. Reinhard: a tract of land as described in the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 24, Township 32 South, Range 12 West of the 6th P.M.; warranty deed. • Mike W. Coggins and Shana K. Coggins to Lawrence Andrew Mader; Lots 1, 2, and 3 in Bock 30 in the Towns Company’s Addition to the City of Kiowa; quit claim deed. • Jennifer N. Dials to Ricke Holdings, LLC: Lot 4 in Block 5 in Regier’s Amended Revised Second Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge; warranty deed. Mortgages Beginning Book 205 Page 551 • Rodney D. McDaniel & Martha J. McDaniel to High Plains Farm Credit: (1) Northeast Quarter of Section 1, Township 32 South, Range 10, WPM; (2) Northeast Quarter and the North Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 2, Township 32 South, Range 10, WPM; (3) Northeast Quarter of Section 24, Township 32 South, Range 10, WPM, Except the following described tract listed after Tract 3 on page 552 of Book 205: $435,000. • John W. Nixon to Citizens Bank of Kansas: Lots 31, 33, 35, 37 & 39 on Kansas Avenue West in the Original Townsite of the City of Medicine Lodge: $30,100. • Bruce E. Rickard & Pamela K. Rickard, an undivided ½ interest and Craig A. Mease & Sharla J. Mease, an undivided ½ interest to The Peoples Bank: (1) the Southwest Quarter of Section 26, Township 30 South, Range 11, WPM; (2) the East Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 35, Township 30 South, Range 11, WPM; (3) the West Half of Section 36, Township 30 South, Range 11, WPM; (4) the East Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 2, Township 31 South, Range 11, WPM: $675,000.


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Specialty Sandwiches & Soup

Animals and Pets Misty’s Dog Grooming Weekdays, evenings and Sat. Call Misty 580-327-6653 lv msg

For Sale ‘03 Layton Skyline Trailer. 580-748-0926

Travel

For Sale

Missing Bull

31 ft ‘05 Dutchman Denali 5th Wheel. 2 slides. Large kitchen, Seven days missing. Brand exc cond, $16,500. 580-541-3152 Upper V Lower M. Ear tag #96. 580-334-7360 For Sale For Rent Excellent Horse Runs with shelter and arena access. 620-296-4449 Please Adopt Me! My name is Oscar and I need a new loving family since mine is moving to AZ and cannot take me. I’m golden, neutered, declawed and healthy and you can visit me at Alva Vet Clinic with Dr. Skoog. Please Adopt me and I’ll love you forever! Oscar For Sale

Freightliner Tractor/Trailer Belly Dump. 580-478-7045 For Sale 2000 Toyota Sienna. $2500 obo. 580-327-0875 Business Services Pasture Tree Clearing Save moisture and Grass. Let me clear trees in your pasture. Skid Steer and Marshall Tree Saw. Ed Grover. 580-474-2465 or 580542-0298

Golf Scramble Excellent 4-H projects! Broke Horses & Kid Ponies. Riding Greenleaf Fire Department. Oct nice. 620-296-4449 14. Contact Tim Ohm 580-7321162 or Brian Parker 580-748Found Dog 0456. $50/Person. $200/per team Chocolate & Tan Shepherd or Glen’s Guns Shop Collie mix. Alva. 580-430-5432 galleryofguns.com. Gold Dealer. Automotive 580-430-5400. Aline For Sale The Alva Tag Office ‘98 Buick LaSabre, remote, will be closed for school & electric, tilt, cruise, new tires, vacation Wed Oct 17 thru Sun nice, 77,000 miles. 580-430Oct 21. Will reopen Mon Oct 22. 6350. $4800 Thank you for your patronage

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Alva Sewing Center

Perm Special

Serger Class Tue Oct 9 at 9:30am or 6pm. Tis the season for flannel pants, make yours today. $10 paid class fee holds your seat. List and patterns at store. Adult Beginner Sewing Class Tue Oct 23 at 9:30am or 6pm. “Chaos Control Fabric Containers” call “Tie-dy-Up! By Vanilla House Design. $25.84 kit and class fee holds your spot. Supplies extra. Make reservations today. 428 Flynn. 580-327-3312

Karen Hada is taking appts at Hair on the Square. 507 College. Perm w/HC & Style $40. Color, cuts & more at a great price. 580327-3142 or 580-327-0258 Need extra cash? Avon’s for you! Flexible hours and $10 to start. Call 580327-1905 or 748-2272 for information. Kasie Mae’s Cafe

New Hope offering 10 & 24 hour DUI Schools, 6 & 12 week counseling group, counseling services, Drug & Alcohol Assessments. 580-748-0692 or 580-327-2356

412 N. Park St., Cleo Springs, OK - 1 blk west of the bank. 580438-2259. Looking for something new to do? We have a solution! Come see our new section that is a smoking/bar side. Pool table, dart board, a new music box, and 4 big screen tvs to watch football! Enjoy a homemade chicken fried steak and an iced cold beer! Play some pool while you wait for dinner to be served! Mon & Tues bar side opens at 4pm

Meeting

Depot Bar & Grill

Daycare Small home daycare has 3 full time openings for 2 years and older in Alva 580-484-9057 ADSAC/DUI Services

Wed Lunch Special-Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Cherry Cheesecake. ThurBeef Goulash, Salad, French Bread, Lemon Cake. Fri-Chicken Fry, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn, Roll, Peach Cobbler. CC Construction Full menu everyday. CarryInterior-Exterior improvements. Out available. 580-327-2212. Room additions. Plaster Repair Immediate opening for Daytime & Painting. Handicap Upgrades. Waitress Structural and non-structural Premium Firewood Avail concrete. Will also accommodate Farm & Ranch. Fully Insured. Black Jack and White Oak. Will 580-307-4598 or 620-825-4285. stack and deliver. 580-922-1256 Ride Alva Motorcross. Oct 11 at 7pm at Gambino’s. Ride Alva Motorcross Club will be riding in Homecoming Parade. Members and non-members are invited to ride. Meet at Marshall FH at 9am

Freeman’s Garden Markt

Professional Upholstery

Pansies, Mums and Kale are with all types of furniture. Over here. 1407 College Blvd. 580- 55 yrs experience. Goltry, OK. 580-496-2351 327-3522

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Now Taking Bids

New on DVD and BluRay at for concrete Work. MBE/WBE Rialto Video, “Dark Shadows” businesses encouraged. 620and “People Like Us” 825-4285 Krob’s Tree Service

Employment

Tree Trimming, Removal, Help Wanted Stump Grinding, Free Estimates. Heavy Equip Operator. Flexible Contact Terry at 580-922-0165 hours. $18-$20/Hr. Company Firewood For Sale Truck. Call 405-742-2795 580-327-2693 or 580-748-4064 Save the Planet! You can reduce your carbon footprint when we do your build or remodel. WFM Total Construction, LLC. 580-327-7935. www. wfmtotalconstruction.com Paying Ca$h for all Coin, Token, & Currency Collections. Top prices paid for gold & silver. Coins-JewelryFlatware. Call 580-233-0007 or come by CC Coins at 813 W. Maine, Enid, OK Computer Plus

Help Wanted Beadles Nursing Home is accepting applications for CNA’s for 7am-3pm. Health Insurance offered, Life Insurance provided, paid vacation. Apply in person. 916 Noble. Alva Help Wanted Share Medical Center is taking applications for Clinic Nurse. Pick-Up an application at Share Medical Center’s Hospital lobby or contact 580-430-3313 or 580327-2800 for more information Nicholas Services

is now hiring Class A Drivers for all shifts. Earn over $1500/ Weekly. $17-$19.50 Hourly. Excellent Benefits. Over 30 years in Business. Come be a valued member of our growing Need New Sidewalks? company that takes pride in our equipment and provides Driveway perhaps, we do all extensive oilfield training. Drug types of concrete work. Stamp Testing Required. 620-930-7511 and Colors also avail. Give us a call for estimate. 580-732-1028 Top Pay! For all computer repair needs. Call Adam Swallow at 580327-4449 or 580-748-2349 or come by 1329 Fair. Will do local housecalls

For Your Const Needs From A-Z, New Construction, Roofing, Additions, Remodeling, Siding, Windows, Int/Ext, Painting, All Work Guaranteed. Improve the value of your home. Call 580-732-1028

Vacuum Truck Drivers needed in Alva area. Must have 2 years driving experience, Hazmat Endorsement, with good driving record and able to pass drug test. $500 Sign-On Bonus. Call 580327-2327 or 936-590-9961

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For Sale

Miscellaneous

Clinic Nurse, Certified Home Health Aide, Part-Time Tech, Dietary Aide and CookHomestead, Cook-Nursing Home and Night Shirt CNA’s-Nursing Home. PickUp application at Share Medical Center’s Hospital Lobby or contact 580-430-3313 or 580-327-2800 for more information

Z71 PU Seats w/Console $400 obo. 620243-2783

For Sale

Plumbing Apprentice Needed to work in the Alva and surrounding areas. Must have valid driver’s license and transportation. Pay based on experience. Please call Vendetti Plumbing at 580-8712223 Help Wanted Tiny Blessing Community Childcare is accepting applications for Substitute Childcare Workers. Ability to pass KBI background check required. Call 620-2139011

Hunting Lease Wanted Kan or Okla. Quail/Pheasant of any size. 918-625-2945 Garage Sales Garage Sale 714 N Sunset Dr. Alva. All new items. Christmas and Jewelry. Fri Oct 5 3-6pm. Sat, Oct 6 8am-noon 1029 Center Thurs. 4-8, Fri. 4-8. Tons of stuff City Wide Garage Sale

Farm Supplies

18th Annual. Coldwater, KS. Sat, Oct 6. Maps avail. Planners anticipate big turnout again this year. 50-70 separate sales to be held. This event sponsored by Coldwater Chamber of Commerce

For Sale

Basement Sale

500 gal Propane Tank. 620-243-2783

1202 10th. Fri 1-5pm. Sat 8am-? Huge Garage Sale

MURROW

REAL ESTATE & AUCTION

580-327-1998

www.murrowlandandhome.com www.murrowrealestateandauction.com

Sat Oct 6 8am-? 30088 Country Club Ct (SW corner of Woodlake Estates). Lots of name brand girls and womens clothes. Bikes & nice motorized scooters. Tons of household items Estate Sale 806 S Sunset. fri 9am-? Sat 9am-? Quality furniture, sm appliances, pots & pans, dishes, crystal, antiques, too much to list

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Cattle Self Feeders. 16ft Tandem Axle. ‘87 GMC 1 Ton 4x4 Dually w/Bale Bed, Cake Box & Grill Guard. Fuel Injected $5000 obo. 620-243-2783 Bowl-A-Thon for Hatfield Park. See registration form in this paper for more information Firewood For Sale Mulberry $85/Rick. Mixed $75/Rick. 580435-2202 or 580-307-4368 Happy Hour Stop by the Rialto today for a cool drink and popcorn or try a Coco-Cola or Cherry ICEE. Always happy hour priced all day, every day. Carry-Out Only Donate Clothing? The annual “Warmth for Winter” clothing collection by the College Hill Church of Christ is in progress. Be kind and help those who may not have enough funds by donating your unused (clean, with no repairs needed) clothes for all ages. Leave at the church building in the storage trailer behind. Thanks. Call 580-327-0130 with questions.

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Sheriff

September 30, 2012 1:58 a.m. truck on fire 1 ½ S of the Nite Lite in Alva, advised Woods Co, also advised a male took off running west across the field, advised Woods Co. 7:09 a.m. child sick at 500 block of S Okla, respondent advised son has a cold, took him to Bass last night, doctor gave antibiotics, when respondent puts a stethoscope on him his heart slows down and it looks like he turns purple a little, respondent does not trust the last doctor they spoke to and wants an ambulance with no sirens, also advised the boy cannot keep anything down, advised CPD. 6:13 p.m. hospital in Harper, KS needs to locate patient’s family, patient was incoherent and needed to find a family member to contact, found a number for someone who knows the family, called but no answer, left message, individual contacted SO, said that she was family to patient, advised her where she was located and the information that I knew, gave her numbers to SO & the hospital, advised Harper Co SO that I had spoken to a family member.

8:56 p.m. ambulance required in Jet, respondent is with Jet 1st Responders and they need an ambulance, individual is having problems with her blood sugar, was going in and out of consciousness, advised Helena Ambulance, enroute to

For Sale

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For Rent

Profrom 500 LE Elliptical Exerciser. 580829-1410

Totally remodeled. Fully furnished. 2bdrm. 1 story. Jet, OK. Oak Fireplace. Large treed yard. $40,000. 10% down $765/Month, 10 year term or $35,000 Cash. 712-542-0103 or 712-303-9649

Sm 2bdrm House. New appliances. CH/A. 580-430-5210

For Rent

For Rent

1bdrm, 1bth house. All Bills paid. For info call 580-732-0014

2 bdrm, 1 1/2 bth. 816 4th. Alva. 580-5411067

For Rent

Looking To Rent

Avail Nov 1. 1000 block Barnes. 1bdrm, 1bth duplex. $750/month. Water paid. 580-515-8280

Small house or Apt in Alva. Single mother needs help please. 580-430-6049

For Sale Wood Crib/Single Bed. Kids bed, stroller, playpen, baby swing and highchair. $200. 620-243-2783 For Sale 12 ft x 3 ft Swimming Pool $50. Battery Operated Jeep and Motorcycle $50. 620243-2783 Real Estate Buy or Trade I have 3bdrm, 2bth home in country near Salt Plains Refuge and would like to buy or trade for home in Alva. 580-430-1414 In Cherokee, OK Living area approx 500 sqft. Kitchen, shower, TV, Internet, washer and dryer, sleeping crew 3-4 people. 580-596-2476 or 580-748-0025

Jet.

10:11 p.m. ambulance required to 5th St, individual is having trouble breathing, didn’t want to drive her to Enid himself and something go wrong, advised Cherokee Ambulance.

Aline-Cleo Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsored “See You At The Pole” Wednesday, September 26, at 7 a.m. Lady Cougar Coach, Dani Wood, is the FCA sponsor. Students gathered around the flagpole as FCA Officers led the Pledge of Allegiance, read scriptures, and lifted up a prayer. J. D. Doty provided a praise and worship guitar song entitled “So Far Away.” Students pictured L to R: Lori Miller - Vice President; Ashlee Beckwith - Sec.-Treas; J. D. Doty - Guitarist; Willow Gahr - FCA President

For Sale In Alva Family Home on Quiet Street. Stone, 3bdrm, 1.5 bth, large yard, exc cond. 127 Aspen St. Call 580-334-4076 for details House For Sale Newly remodeled. New appliances, carpet, wood floor and windows. 1325 Lincoln. Waynoka, OK. $75,000. 580-430-5050

For Rent RV spaces w/ full hookups. 580-430-1389

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October 3, 2012

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram

Page 63

What does is cost to put a handbill on a pole? Paper & Ink - About 25 cents each Gas & Time - Probably 50 cents So if you posted 100 that would be a cost of about $75.00. Or, you could buy a 1/4 page ad in 12,700 Newsgrams for $66.00. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about a zillion times better chance for results.

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You can skip really great wedding photos . . . But most folks are so pleased they take the time. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing how many couples are too busy. Later, when they see a mainly boring album, then they wish more time on fine photos had been expended.

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