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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. Noon Alva Kiwanis Club meets at Champs Restaurant. 12:30 p.m. Jerry and Kay Williams will entertain at the Woods County Senior Citizens Center, Alva. 2-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva is open every day except Monday. For information or arranged tours, call 580-327-2030. 7 p.m. Alva Moose Lodge men’s meeting is held every Wednesday.

Thursday 9 a.m. The Woods County Senior Citizens Center, 625 Barnes, Alva, is open for games and other activities. Exercise is scheduled each day at 11 a.m. 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. 4 p.m. Nescatunga Arts Council will meet at the Runnymede. All members are welcome. 5:30 p.m. Alva Weight Watchers meet at College Hill Church of Christ.

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. 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. 6:30 p.m. Fun Night will be held at the Woods County Senior Citizens Center, Alva, with a potluck meal and games.

Firefighters trained for oil rig blowouts Week before Dacoma blaze By Jim Stout One week prior to Saturday’s oil rig blowout and fire near Dacoma, Alva firefighters trained on that type of situation, Alva Fire Chief Kirk Trekell told Woods County Commissioners Monday. Based on that training, Trekell said he ordered a two-mile safety perimeter established for the public and press on the possibility that a large propane tank was on the site. He quickly learned the Dacoma site had no propane tank, and moved the perimeter to one mile out. Trekell’s attention then shifted to controlling the inevitable collapse of the drilling rig. “If we let the rig collapse over the hole, it would greatly complicate the The Alva Review-Courier / Newsgram is published Wednesday by Martin Broadcasting Corp. 620 Choctaw St. Alva, Oklahoma 73717 Lynn L. Martin, President Telephone Numbers: Alva Review-Courier 580-327-2200 Newsgram 580-327-1510 FAX 580-327-2454 www.alvareviewcourier.com E-Mail: news@alvareviewcourier.net Entire Contents Copyright 2011 Members of: Associated Press National Newspaper Assn. Oklahoma Press Association

effort to stop the fire,” Trekell explained. “The owner of the rig [Dan Darling of Dan D Drilling, Lamont] cut the cable himself.” Cutting the cable on the east side of the rig “encouraged” it to fall to the west away from power lines, a nearby railway, and the flames shooting from

the drilling stem. “We sent a bulldozer to put some tension on the cable on the west side, but the rig went down before he got into place,” Trekell said. Once the rig was down, Trekell See Blowouts Page 10

DACOMA RIG FIRE – Dan D #7 rig goes up in flames that sent one worker to an OKC burn ward and caused burns on two others who were treated and released. Owner Dan Darling contolled the collapse of the $2-million rig so it fell to the right about an hour after this aerial view. Note the railroad in the background. Photo by Kaylee Alexander


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Guard’s Chegwidden—Dees announce engagement give Award Charla and Tim Turner of Freedom, Oklahoma and Brad and Pam Chegwidden of Harrah, Oklahoma are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Chonda Chegwidden to Cody Dees, son of Pam and David James of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Ray Dees of Shawnee, Oklahoma. Grandparents of the bride are David and Carol Wolgamott of Hardtner, Kansas and the late Sandra Hester and Larry Chegwidden of Alva. Chonda is a 2006 graduate of Alva High School and a 2007 graduate of Stillwater Beauty Academy. Cody is a 2003 graduate of Tecumseh High School and a 2008 graduate of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater with a degree in Animal Science. The couple will be married in Freedom, Oklahoma on June 4, 2011.

to Alva Veterinarian Dr. Lohmann of Ridgeview

Chonda Chegwidden and Cody Dees

Hunter safety class Saturday at NWTC Hunter Safety Class will be offered this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Northwestern Technology Center, Alva. The course includes some shooting, weather permitting. For information, call 580 430-5158.

Dr. Terry Lohmann, DVM, Alva, has been selected to receive the Patriot Award of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, in recognition of outstanding support of the National Guard and military reserve forces. Dr. Lohmann was nominated by was nominated by William Petoom, a member of the Oklahoma Army National Guard. Dr. Lohmann is owner and operator of Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital. The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a national organization of volunteers, working with the Department of Defense in supporting national defense needs, while working with civilian employers to solve problems which may come about between the military service and the civilian employment of National Guard and Military Reserve members. The Patriot Award recognizes outstanding support and cooperation with National Guard and military reserve forces by employers and supervisors of men and women under their civilian employ who are also members of Guard and Reserve organizations.


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Alva Farmer’s Co-op Association meeting March 21, 2011 Woods County Fairgrounds

At far left, Alva Farmer's Co-op General Manager Ronnie Truelock. Board members from left to right, top row: Kevin Murrow, Randy Schwerdtfeger, and Mike Martin, president. Bottom row: Duane Jackson and Kenneth Waugh (far right).

Good news for Alva Farmer’s Co-op members By Lynn L. Martin The Alva Farmer’s Co-op Association held their annual stockholders meeting Monday night at the Woods County Fairgrounds. A crowd of about 150 members showed up to hear the annual financial report and pick-up their dividend checks. After an excellent catered meal, the auditor reviewed the annual report saying the balance sheet had grown to assets of $17,658,870 compared to 2009’s figure of $10,747,375. Also, the profit and loss statement was good with sales of $21,568,741 in

2010 compared to $20,518,940 in 2009. The 2010 profit on these sales totaled $907,456. The 2009 profit was a bit higher because of the gain from the sale of the Ampride store. The profit that year was $1,046,560. General Manager Ronnie Truelock said the Co-op experimented in 2010 with storing corn in their Buffalo facility instead of wheat. He said they learned quite a bit regarding the differences in storing the two types of grain. He said they would rather store wheat, but storing corn was more profitable than having an empty facility.

He also mentioned the co-op is storing more canola each year. He commented, “The profits from that grain may be better for farmers than wheat.” Truelock said the co-op is replacing an old fuel storage tank at the downtown location with a much larger tank. The co-op board has approved installing new fueling pumps at the location to the east side of the current location. Two of the pumps will dispense diesel fuel, and the other will dispense gasoline. One of the diesel pumps will be a very high volume pump. They hope to have this facility operational by May 1, 2011.


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Lynn Says

Opt out of behavioral internet advertising

By Lynn L. Martin Probably the most frequent complaint I hear from computer users is how much slower their machine is now than when it was new. There are several possible reasons, with one of the major ones being tracking cookies installed on your computer as you surf the web. I use about three software programs that I thought were doing a good job of protecting me from such cookies: MalwareBytes, Spybot, and my regular commercial anti-virus program, Fix-it Utilities 11. Quite frankly, I can’t tell you how tracking cookies work, but I can describe the results. Let’s say you use a search engine to look up “coffee.” Your interest in coffee is of very high interest to those who sell coffee making machines, ground coffee, and those stores that sell cups of coffee. So when your search engine reports your interest in coffee to their “coffee” customers, the next thing you know you’ll be seeing the ads on the search-engine site take a turn toward everything “coffee.” This is called “Behavioral Internet Advertising.” Amazon.com and eBay are two masters of this technique. Amazon seems to remember everything in every category I check. When I visit their site, on the opening page, I will see offers of the latest books by John Grisham, the latest lenses by Canon, and any audio CD’s by artists about whom I’ve inquired in the past. In general, I appreciate their presenting only items that I’m interested in, but it is also very frightening to know they have on storage in their files all of my interests. The tracking cookie problem wouldn’t be so scary if it only occurred on sites I regularly visit like Amazon or eBay. However, my preferences show up on visits to sites I’ve never clicked on before. That’s where the failure of my anti-cookie and anti-virus is so disappointing. Look at this screen capture from a site called www. networkadvertising.org. This is an internet advertiser service that allows you to opt-out of various firms that retain tracking

cookies on your preferences in life. This “networking advertising” web-site will immediately display a report of the active tracking cookies on your computer placed there by their members.

I have copied only the first five firms in the list. Please note that THREE of the five reported an ACTIVE cookie on my machine, and this list is only through “Ad...” part of the alphabet in a list of hundreds. If you will look at the column on the far right, you will see I can activate a check-box called “opt-out.” This means those members of the NAI will quit tracking my personal information as I surf. Here’s a quote from the web-site. “The NAI Opt-out Tool was developed in conjunction with our members for the express purpose of allowing consumers to ‘opt out’ of the behavioral advertising delivered by our member companies.” Using the Tool below, you can examine your computer to identify those member companies that have placed an advertising cookie file on your computer. To opt out of an NAI member’s behavioral advertising program, simply check the box that corresponds to the company from which you wish to opt out. Alternatively, you can check the box labeled “Select All” and each member’s opt-out box will be checked for you. Next click the “Submit” button. The Tool will automatically replace the specified advertising cookie(s) and verify your opt-out status. Opting out of a network does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that the network from which you opted out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your Web preferences and usage patterns.” Facebook and Google You will be disappointed to learn that the worst culprits at providing information that causes these cookies to land on your computer are Google and Facebook. In a quote from the March 21, 2011 edition of Time Magazine: “However, from a (data) miner’s point of view, Facebook has the most valuable trove of data assembled. Not only have you told it everything you like, but it also knows what your friends like, which is an amazing predictor of what you will like. . . and that information is being bought and sold unless you squeeze your Facebook settings down to keep privacy tight, which keeps you from the social interaction that drew See Says Page 16 you to the site in the first place.”


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Physically incapacitated have way to vote April 5 Registered voters in Alfalfa County who become physically incapacitated after 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, won’t have to miss the April 5, 2011, Regular Municipal General Election for the Towns of Carmen, Helena, Jet and City of Cherokee Ward 1 & Ward 2, County Election Board Secretary Kelly Stein

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said today. Stein said state law permits registered voters who will be unable to go to the polls because they became incapacitated after 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, to vote on an emergency basis. “Physical incapacitation” includes a variety of conditions---

injury, illness, childbirth---that prevent a person from voting in person at the polls on election day. “If you think that you or someone you know fits into this category, contact the County Election Board office at 580-596-2718 as soon as possible for more information,” Stein said.

Blowouts

turned the job over to the professional oil rig fire crews who would inject cement into the hole to choke off the flow of gas. They succeeded around 9 p.m., Trekell said, about nine hours after the blaze erupted. Unofficial information Monday was that three workmen had been taken to Share Hospital for treatment, Trekell reported. Two had been released and the third transferred to Baptist Hospital Burn Unit in Oklahoma City, and Trekell was told his burns were severe but not as bad as originally feared. The probable cause of the ignition,

Trekell said, was escaping natural gas. Workmen were dealing with a highpressure gas pocket that triggered the blowout preventer about 48 hours prior to the fire. If escaping gas reached the huge drilling motor, it would speed up, alerting the crew. Trekell said the most seriously injured man was the one who rushed to shut off the motor. Trekell theorized the ignition occurred as he shut off the engine. The crew had pulled most of the drilling pipe from the well at the time the fire started, Trekell said. One driller was in the crow’s nest and he escaped on the “Geronimo” cable which is one scary ride. Trekell didn’t know if he was one of the three treated. Chief Trekell had the highest praise

for rig owner Dan Darling. “He cut the cable himself on his favorite rig, Dan D #7,” Trekell said. “It was worth $2-million, but when it hit the ground, he immediately left to check on his men. They were his first concern.” Although a thunderstorm was passing through the area at the time, Trekell said there was no evidence of a lightning strike at the site, but the rain made the gravel roads difficult for firefighters and rescue workers to navigate. The Alva City fire chief was at the county commission meeting to answer questions if needed as the commissioners considered a burn ban for the county. Their surprising decision is elsewhere in this issue.

“He cut the cable himself on his favorite rig, Dan D #7. It was worth $2-million, but when it hit the ground, he immediately left to check on his men. They were his first concern.”


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Place, Texas, Brittany, Jessica and Kimberly Ridgway, all of Pasadena, Texas as well as fourteen great-grand children. Ben is also survived by brother, Enos V. “ Budd� Ridgway of Alva, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was born on May 13, 1921, in Alva, Oklahoma and was drafted into military service in October, 1942. While in the U.S. Army Air Corp, he served as a B-29 Superfortress crew member in the 58th Bomb Wing of the 20th Air Force stationed at various locations in the China Burma India Theater. In 1943, his plane was shot down deep inside enemy held China. Through his own wits and the help of many who remain unknown, he was able to evade capture for more than a month and was eventually reunited with his unit in India. Shortly thereafter, he was sent back to the United States to complete his service and he ultimately returned to Alva where he earned a degree in chemistry from Northwestern Oklahoma State Teachers College. Immediately thereafter, he began a long career with Phillips Petroleum spending time in various locations prior to retiring from the Pasadena Chemical Complex in 1985. Ben was a devoted Christian and member of the First United Methodist Church of Pasadena for fifty-five years. He served in various lay positions including Sunday School Teacher and Scout Master of the church sponsored Boy Scout Troop. He will be missed but never forgotten. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Building Fund of the First United Methodist Church, Pasadena, Texas or the charity of your choice. The Ridgway family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. at Rosewood Funeral Home, 3939 Pasadena Blvd., Pasadena, Texas 77503. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday March 24, 2011 at First United Methodist Church, Pasadena, 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Texas 77504. Final Interment will be at Houston National Cemetery with honors well deserved. Words of comfort may be shared at www.rosewood.com

EDWARD ELLIS THOMAS Graveside services for Edward Thomas, 80, will be 2 p.m., Wed., March 23, 2011, at Carmen City Cemetery with Wentworth Mortuary, LLC, of Carmen. Edward Ellis Thomas, son of the late Ellis and Essie Thomas, was born March 15, 1931, at Hinton, and passed away March 18, 2011, at Norman. Edward graduated from Hinton High School. On August 29, 1951, he was united in marriage to Barbara Boxley in Oklahoma City. Edward is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Edmond, two sons, two daughters, three brothers, three sisters, six grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren. Full obituary at www. marshallfuneralhomes.com.

Obituaries JACK MILTON MOORE Jack Milton Moore, beloved second son of Lillian and Emerald W. Moore, was born October 13, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri and died February 26, 2011 in Alva. At his request he was cremated. A service of celebration of his life and end of The Resurrection will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Alva on March 22, 2011 at 10 a.m. Wharton Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Alva, Oklahoma, or the Share Medical Center Hospice, whose deeply caring services in his last days at Share Nursing facility are greatly appreciated. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.whartonfuneralchapel. com BENJAMIN CEDRIC RIDGWAY Benjamin Cedric Ridgway, 89, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed from this life on March 18, 2011 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, thirteen brothers and sisters, and countless other relatives. Ben was devoted to his family and his church and is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years, Delphia Ridgway, daughter and her husband Gloria and Grady Carter of Baytown, Texas and sons and daughtersin-law, Ben and Debbie Ridgway of Beach City, Texas, Gary and Monica Ridgway of Pasadena, Texas, Bill and Karen Ridgway, of Houston, Texas and John and Denise Ridgway of Pasadena, Texas. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Angela Amrine of Deer Park, Texas, Alicia and Greg Pyron of Pasadena, Texas, Troy and Christina Ridgway of Norman, Tammy and John Kowalczyk of League City, Texas, Kourtney and Kevin Coffman of West University Place, Texas, Benjamin Ridgway of Houston, Texas, Kandace and Ryan Moon of West University

WESLEY WALKER Wesley Walker, 81 year old Freedom, Oklahoma resident, died March 18, 2011 in the Hopkins Count Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the Freedom High School Auditorium with the Reverend Aaron Martin and the Reverend Mark Kinkel officiating. Burial will follow in the Freedom Cemetery with the Billings Funeral Home, Woodward in charge of arrangements. Wesley Paul Walker was born on October 10, 1929 in Wichita, Kansas. He was the son of Ethel Mae (Stout) and Simpson Walker Sr. He grew up of the Walker Ranch south of Freedom. Wes attended and graduated from Freedom Schools with the Class of 1947. He went to Oklahoma State University and graduated from the Class of 1951 with a degree in Animal Husbandry. He was married to Patsy June Adams in 1951 at Mangum, they made their home in the town of Freedom and later moved to the Walker Ranch on Doe Creek. In 1961 he was married to Beverly Maxine Hollon. In 1955, Wes went to work for Cardinal Chemicals in Hobbs, New Mexico See Obits Page 16


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Google and Firefox In general, most commentators believe Google Chrome is the safest browser. Both it and Firefox have features you can enable to request that companies not mine your data.. The privacy feature on most browsers is designed to prevent people who also use your computer from knowing where you have been on the internet. This privacy check mark does not keep the external data-miners from knowing where you

have been, just your boss or family. Conclusion Here is a list provided by Time Magazine that can help you reduce this problem. • Reputation.com For $8.25 per month, this site will work to keep trackers off your browser. As a bonus, it will massage results of a Google self-search into something more flattering. • PrivacyChoice.org This site tells you what Google, Yahoo, BlueKai, Bizo, and eXelate know, but it also lists more than 300 tracking companies and helps you opt out of being tracked by them. • Ghostery.com With this free website, every time you go to a website, a pop-up window tells you all the companies grabbing your data. • Your computer’s browser Google and Firefox allow you to check mark and opt out of companies that try to mine your data. • NetworkAdvertising.org and AboutAds.info The first is the firm I grabbed the screen shot from that accompanies this article. AboutAds.info is just another company doing the same thing but with different tracking companies.

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Obits and later moved to Odessa, Texas. He also worked for the Western Company Treating Engineer in Sales at Odessa, Texas and at Enid. In 1961 he returned to run Simpson Walker, Inc and continued until 2007. Wes loved all sports, hunting, fishing, golf, softball, ranching and dancing and devoted his life to community evolvement. He enjoyed all OSU sports. He belong to the Farm House Fraternity while at OSU and the Alva Elks Lodge. Wes was a man of faith and supported all local churches. Survivors include his two sons, Clay Walker and wife Peggy of Sulphur Springs, Texas; Douglas Hollon Walker of Freedom; one daughter, Valorie Walker Brannon and husband Bill of Sulphur Springs, Texas; five grandchildren, Adam Walker King, Travis Blake Rhodes, Patrick Clay Rhodes, Valerie Walker Skinner and Cort King Walker; two great-grandchildren, Holton Walker King and Weston Kirk King; six nieces, Jobyna Hodges, Janice Leu, Lyla Kay Walker, Sheila Bilyeu and Karen Weaver; seven nephews, Gary Walker, Bruce Dunlap, Travis Walker, Bernie Dunlap, Kent Bilyeu, Steve Walker and Tracy Walker and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Leland, Gilbert and Simpson Walker Jr; two sisters Thelma Dunlap and Naomi Bilyeu; one son Kirk Walker and a infant daughter Kelly. Memorial contributions may be given to the Freedom Fire Department, Freedom Ambulance Service or to the Freedom Museum with the funeral home accepting the funds. Remembrances may be made on line at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward. com


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Lynn’s Grandparents Taken in 1901 4 - 4 x 5’s are $17.00. That’s $4.25 each. Yes, we have old family pictures, too. We made a dozen 4 x 5’s of each of these so all the grandchildren and great-grandchidren can have a copy. Notice, we have placed the name and age of the person on the bottom of the photo. That way, in years to come, future generations won’t be wondering, “Who are these people.”

Lynn Martin Photography 618 Barnes - Alva (580) 327-1686

$20 for non-edited transfer from video tape

Lynn Martin Photography 618 Barnes - Alva OK 73717 (580) 327-1686 Closed Mondays

Beta to DVD VHS to DVD 8mm to DVD Hi8 to DVD VHS-C to DVD MiniDV to DVD 35mm Slides to DVD


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Alfalfa commissioners vote to enhance CDBG grant application By Roger McKenzie Alfalfa County commissioners agreed that spending $10,000 to get $40,000 for improvements at the county courthouse was a good thing. So at Monday’s commissioners’ meeting, they agreed to enhance their Community Development Block Grant application for a grant to make the courthouse more accessible to those with handicaps by inserting a pledge that the county will fund $10,000 of the work. The money won’t have to be spent if the county does not get the grant. If it does get the grant, the grant amount will be reduced, however. Still, the commissioners’ figure the county will come out ahead. Commissioners’ Chairman Doug Murrow said the reason the county donation was considered at all because the woman putting the grant application together, Jeanne McCullough, with Wheatland Resource Conservation and Development in Enid, thinks the county won’t have enough points to get the grant without it. CDBG grants are ranked on a point basis. The projects with the highest point totals receive funding. Wheatland RCD serves Alfalfa, Blaine, Canadian,

Garfield, Grant, Kay, Kingfisher, Logan, Major, and Noble counties If received, the grant would provide a new sidewalk, front door, and restrooms for the courthouse. The commissioners were already planning to spend money on the sidewalk project, anyway, even if the grant for the other work is not received. The commissioners also approved several items directly related to the CDBG for handicapped access to the courthouse. They approved a citizen participation plan for the grant to allow citizens to have timely access to related grant information. Also approved were a resolution supporting the grant and the grant application itself. No action was taken on a donation request from Opportunities, Inc. to support an SAF grant application. The grant helps low-income individuals receive certain types of emergency pet care. Commissioners indicated that more

information was needed. Opportunities, Inc. is a community action agency, headquartered in Watonga, currently serving surrounding counties in Northwest Oklahoma. It seeks to remove obstacles and solve problems which affect low income families. Five road crossing permit requests were approved—two from SandRidge Energy in District 1, two from Crescent Services in District 1, and one from Eagle Energy Production in Dist. 3. No action was taken on an agenda item that was apparently inadvertently added to the agenda by mistake. No one seemed to know what an item on a conference between a bridge owner and a bridge inspection consultant was all about. In other action, the commissioners approved minutes of their previous meeting, blanket purchase orders, and maintenance and operations warrants for payment.

Woods County calls special meeting today on Avard Rail It seemed like a good idea at the time, but turns out state statute prohibits a government body from appointing its own members. So, Woods County Commissioners

set a special meeting for 1 p.m. today to modify the resolution creating the Avard Rail Park Authority. In the modified version, commissioners will appoint all members of the authority. While they’re at it, they’ll remove the requirement that members be residents of Woods County. Some prospective clients include agricultural, aggregate, and energy clients from outside Woods County.


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Meet South Barber School Board Candidates By Yvonne Miller April 5, voters in the South Barber School District (in Barber County, Kan.) will go to the polls to elect new board members. Incumbent Board Member Jeff Black of Hardtner is the only person who filed for District 1 – Position 3 he currently holds. He runs unopposed. There was a race for District 1 Position 6 (a 2-year term to fill the unexpired term of Mark Nevil who moved). However, J.W. Platt of Hardtner withdrew this weekend. He told the Newsgram that he withdraws and urges everyone to support his opponent Robert “Bob” Schrock, Kiowa. A race continues for District 2 – Positions 1&2. Incumbents Mike Anderson and Deborah Helfrich seek that position. So does Mark Pollock. All are from Kiowa. The other race is for Position 7, At Large. Dana Roark, Kiowa, and Bill Smith of Hardtner seek that seat. When the Newsgram contacted candidates last week, it was discovered Smith was in Alaska so unavailable to answer the questionnaire for this week. The following are the questions asked by the Newsgram and candidates’ answers (listed in alphabetical order): Q. Name, Occupation, Family

Mike Anderson – Loan Officer with The Peoples Bank -- wife Jayne and children, South Barber students Luda, Anya & Daniel Ethan (grandchild) Deborah Helfrich – secretary for husband Carl in CPA office in Kiowa – daughter Alicia, daughter Amanda and husband Bryan Ricke, son Andrew, all South Barber graduates Mark Pollock – farmer in the Hazelton area – wife Krista, a 5th grade teacher at Anthony – their daughters Taylor 10, Clare 7, both students at South Barber. Dana Roark – a tax accountant who has a business in Kiowa and also is a business and accounting instructor at NWOSU in Alva where she’s on numerous educational committees – husband of 26 years Dan Roark, a farmer/rancher, and their daughters Hailey (a sr) and Courtney (a fresh) at SB. Bob Schrock – farmer – wife Lori and daughter Ellie in 1st grade Q. How long have you lived in the school district? Any previous experience on school board? If so, what do you feel you’ve accomplished? Mike Anderson – Moved to Kiowa in October 2004. Have been on the school board the past 4 years. Deborah Helfrich – Lived in Kiowa almost 30 years and served on the board 12 years. I’ve been part of helping the district face the major budget cuts in education with higher expectations of what schools are to provide. I have been able to make the difficult decisions faced by the board.

Mark Pollock – Lived in this district 40 years. Dana Roark – Lived in district 26 years. Bob Schrock – “Aside from attending college, I’ve lived here all my life.” Q. Why do you feel you’re qualified to serve? . Mike Anderson – “Because I care about students and the education they receive. I understand the importance of a good education and the doors it can open.  I’ve also witnessed, first hand, where someone did not have a certain level of education and the impact it had on their lives. I work with customers on a daily basis that are facing similar issues that schools districts are facing.  This includes lower revenues, higher expenses, and limited funds for capital expenditures.  This experience is relevant to what USD 255 has been facing.  Deborah Helfrich – “My experience, willingness to invest the time to be an involved board member and desire to improve our district for the students I serve are what makes me qualified for a position on the board. “ Mark Pollock – I’m qualified to serve because I have two children in our elementary school, I’m a resident of Kiowa, and I have a desire and interest for what is best for our school and community.” Dana Roark – “My teaching load and business skills keep me knowledgeable See S.

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Meet Kiowa City Council candidates By Yvonne Miller April 5, voters in Kiowa, Kan., will elect three members to the City Council. Presently four Kiowa residents seek a seat on the council where three positions are open. Two of the candidates are incumbents – Mark Lambert and Bill Watson. The other two candidates are Taren Laney and Russell Molz. Miranda Walz-Allen filed, however a medical condition forced her withdrawal from the race. The third open seat was held by Bob Drake who has served his term limits. The Newsgram sent a list of questions to each city council candidate. The questions and candidates’ answers to the questions follow in alphabetical order: Q. Name, Occupation, Family: Mark Lambert – farm and ranch hand – wife Karen and their four children Nathan, a South Barber graduate, and current students Daniel, Patrick and Paige. Taren Laney – homemaker – husband Kiowa Police Officer Ryan Laney and their daughters Samantha, age 5; and Kaetlyn, age 4 Russell Molz – farmer/rancher – wife of 30 years Carol and their sons Blake and Kendall, South Barber graduates; and Dylon a SB senior Bill Watson – insurance agent – single with three grown children who all

graduated from South Barber Q&A Q. How long have you lived in Kiowa? Any previous service on city council? If so, What do you feel you’ve accomplished on council? Mark Lambert – Lived in Kiowa 18 years. Serving one term on council, Lambert said he is proud to have helped get the storm drainage repair project started. Taren Laney – Lived in Kiowa about two years. Russell Molz – Lived in Kiowa over 30 years. Bill Watson – Moved to Kiowa in 1982. He was Kiowa Mayor four years and now completing a four-year term on council. Q. Why do you feel qualified to serve? Mark Lambert – “I have served one term and still learning the laws of can’s and cant’s. I’ve been through the budget.” Taren Laney – “I am prepared to make decisions based on the facts. I’m a good listener and will investigate the issues.” Russell Molz – “I have lots of coffee shop knowledge.” Bill Watson – “After serving as mayor and a councilman, I have an understanding of city government. There have been occasions when someone needed to ask

tough questions and I asked them. I think I provide a good voice for the citizens of Kiowa.” Q. List any volunteerism or organization membership in Kiowa. Mark Lambert – Barber County Fair Board, Pioneer Days Taren Laney – South Barber Community Child Care/Tiny Blessings Russell Molz – Masonic Lodge and Shrine Club Bill Watson – Kiowa Methodist Church; Masonic Lodge and Shrine Club ; video person for South Barber football since 1998; volunteers to help with senior and junior high volleyball matches. Q. What do you see as the top three priorities for Kiowa? Mark Lambert – 1. Housing. 2. Small Business. 3. Growth Taren Laney – 1. Keep taxes low. 2. Maintain Kiowa’s quality of living. 3. Insure the city’s current services. Russell Molz – 1. Growth of town. 2. Problem properties. 3. Bringing in industry. Bill Watson – 1. Finish city zoning program. 2. Correct drainage issues. 3. Clean up properties and keep up the appearance of the community “as a point of pride.” Q. Why are you running for City Council? Mark Lambert – “I feel that Kiowa is a good place to live and raise a family. I’d like to see that continue.” He’d like to see the storm drainage project completed as a councilman. Taren Laney – “I think the female’s point of view should be represented at council meetings.” Russell Molz – “I have the time now that my kids are grown.” Bill Watson – “For the same reason others might . . . I think I can and do make a difference.”


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You’ve got to come figure out the crazy plot of “Leading Ladies” that opens on the Border Line stage in Kiowa this weekend with this cast as silly as their costumes: (l-r) in chair Doris Hermon and Keith Fink; Jenny Cantrell, Mary Ellen Wilhelm, Matt Cantrell and Mick Gillig (really???), Chris Jacobs, Gary Jacobs. Photo by Yvonne Miller

Border Line Theatre’s ‘Leading Ladies’ opens Saturday Prepare for tears of laughter

By Yvonne Miller One step into rehearsals and the onstage antics of Border Line Theatre’s “Leading Ladies” cast proves one thing. The crowd better be prepared to laugh. A tissue might be needed to wipe away

those tears of laughter. Director Justin Rugg said, “If you liked the old movie `Some Like it Hot,’ you’re going to love `Leading Ladies’!” Border Line’s production of “Leading Ladies” opens Saturday night in the Kiowa (Kan.) Community Building in a dinner theatre setting. Doors open at 6:30 to ticket holders for the firegrilled steak dinner with the traditional menu including the classic Border Line chocolate layered dessert. A matinee follows Sunday at 2 p.m., complete with popcorn and

beverages. Tickets are available at the door. Performances with the same times happen again April 2-3. The show focuses around two down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors (played by Matt Cantrell and Mick Gillig). They hear that a dying old woman (played by Doris Hermon) in New York is leaving her fortune to her two nephews. Of course the actors decide to impersonate the nephews. The action intensifies when they find out the nephews are really nieces. Let the cross-dressing and fun as hilarious as the hairy legs of the “nieces” begin. Throw in love interests played by Mary Ellen Wilhelm and Jenny Cantrell; one wooed by an unscrupulous minister (played by Gary Jacobs); the other who is engaged to a young man (played by Chris Jacobs) and is the son of the old lady’s doctor (played by Keith Fink). Sound confusing? It is. Simply come, sit back, relax and get ready to laugh. You’ll figure it all out – Border Line style. For tickets, call Shirts and More in Kiowa at 620-825-4074.


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Officer McKitrick resigns in Kiowa

By Yvonne Miller Kiowa’s City Council unanimously accepted the resignation of Kiowa Police Officer Ronnie McKitrick. This was at a special meeting Monday night called primarily to discuss non-elected personnel. Mayor Brandon Farney presided with all members present including: Brian Hill, Bill Watson, Bob Drake, Brandon Poland and Mark Lambert. The council met for a special meeting to discuss the same subject a week ago Sunday afternoon with about a 20 minute executive session, according to City Administrator Nathan Law. At Monday night’s meeting, council immediately entered a 50-minute executive session. Law came out and ask Officer McKitrick to join council for another 15 minutes. Upon returning to open session, the council accepted McKitrick’s resignation. However, before the vote, council allowed a few Kiowa residents to ask questions about the situation. Marty Willliams first asked a question followed by Ron Rohr. First of all, a brief explanation of what allegedly happened – according to the townspeople waiting outside during the executive session. Of course council divulged no details. According to the people waiting outside, allegedly McKitrick let a person with a suspended license drive one of his personally owned vehicles. Officer Ryan Laney allegedly stopped to visit with that person. It was reportedly not a traffic stop and no ticket was written.

Then the administrator and council were reportedly notified of the incident, by whom is not divulged, sparking the series of executive sessions. Williams asked, “Why didn’t (Officer) Laney write a ticket?” Administrator Law replied, “Laney acted in a way he thought appropriate. He did not have reasonable suspicion.” Some people had reportedly placed petitions in a few businesses in support of McKitrick. Williams asked council, “Why did Laney go in those establishments and say, “That’s not a petition, it’s a hit list.”? Law said that is not proven. Rohr asked if McKitrick was charged

with anything. Law said charges are not a consideration. When Rohr asked the difference of a citizen allowing a person with a suspended license to drive their vehicle and a police officer, Law said the officer is held to a higher standard. At that point the vote was taken. Also on the agenda was an employer/ employee item. Following a 15 minute executive session, council approved advertising for a full-time general labor position. Applicants have until April 6, 5 p.m. Another agenda item regarded trade secrets and was discussed in a 15 minute executive session with no action taken upon return to open session.

Alfalfa County polls open 7-7 on April 5 For municipal elections

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, for the Regular Municipal General Election for the Towns of Carmen, Helena Jet and City of Cherokee Ward 1 and Ward 2, and Kelly Stein, Secretary of the Alfalfa County Election Board, offered voters some tips on how to make their votes count. Stein said that a valid marking---a filled-in arrow---is shown on posters at the polling place and inside the voting booths. If voters make mistakes

marking their ballots, Stein said they should not try to correct those errors. Instead, voters should return the spoiled ballots to the Precinct Officials, who will destroy them and issue a new ballot to the voter. Stein also urged voters to take their voter identification cards with them to the polls. “Your voter identification card can help Precinct Officials find your name in the Precinct Registry, and it may also help them resolve the problem if you are not listed in the See Alfalfa Page 36


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Burn Plan, not a ban Commission advocates common sense By Jim Stout Woods County Commissioners adopted a “common sense” approach to the fire danger from the severe drought in Northwest Oklahoma. Rather than a burn ban, commissioners and Alva Fire Chief Kirk Trekell talked of the success of the current Burn Plan

already in place. Landowners can obtain the paperwork from the NRCS at the ASCS office. The paperwork is then filed with the fire station nearest to the land being burned, Trekell said. With a proposed burn ban on the agenda, Commission Chairman invited input from Chief Trekell who suggested that if a ban were enacted, it would exempt those with a Burn Plan on file with the 911 center. “The guys doing the controlled burns are learning each year, are doing a good job,” Trekell said. “If we hinder them from doing that, we are getting such a cedar tree problem and that’s even a greater fuel load.” Commission Chair Clint Strawn noted that controlled burns should be reported in advance to the 911 center. Chief Trekell said the 48-hour forecast of wind direction and speed is available at www.okfire.mesonet.org and that he has found its predictions to be very accurate. “Where the bad fires are, they are in a burn ban already,” Commissioner Randy McMurphy said. “I don’t think a burn ban will stop much of anything.” McMurphy recommended something better than a burn ban: “Common sense.”

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Alfalfa Precinct Registry.” Voters whose names are not found in the Precinct Registry, or a voter who disagrees with the information shown in the Registry, may need to cast a provisional ballot. A provisional ballot is sealed in a special envelope and counted after election day if the voter’s information can be verified by the County Election Board. Stein said that voters who want to get through the line quickly should vote at mid-morning or mid-afternoon, because those usually are the two slowest periods for voting during the day. “Anyone who is eligible and in line at the polling place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday will be entitled to vote,” she added. Following is a list of the precinct polling places open in the April 5, 2011, Regular Municipal General Election. Precinct 130 – Jet Community Building Precinct 140 – Cherokee High School Auditorium Lobby Precinct 220 – Bethel Baptist Church Precinct 230 – Carmen After 55 Club Precinct 310 – Helena Senior Citizens Center


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You’ll want to live to 100 to sample all this chocolate Chocolate Fantasy this Monday at Library

By Jim Stout A 101-year-old Kansas man claimed his secret to long life was a little chocolate every day. Whether that works or not, the array at Monday night’s Chocolate Fantasy will certainly make you want to live to be a hundred or more….just to try all the delicious home-baked and homemade culinary creations at the 13th Annual Chocolate Fantasy auction sponsored by Friends of the Alva Public Library. Each homemade or home-baked chocolate item will be on display at 6:30 with a plate of samples for each item to tempt the palate of those who attend. The event will be in the basement auditorium of the library at 7th and Barnes. The auction begins at 7 p.m. with four local auctioneers sharing the gavel: Dean Goll, Max McDermott, Steve Sterling, and Kevin Thiesing. Members of Girl Scout troops 799 and 969 will again serve as runners to deliver the delectable chocolate.

“All the proceeds will go to the library,” advised Shelley Martin, coordinator of the event. “All the items are donated so the only costs are for the advertising. We are so fortunate to have this wonderful library. It was the first

project sponsored by the Share Trust.” Those who attend will be eligible for a drawing to win the world’s largest Hershey’s bar. Admission is $1 at the door but tickets are available in advance at the library in case of a sellout crowd.

CHOCOLATE APPRECIATION – Members of Girl Scouts learn the difficulty of resisting chocolate temptation during preparation. Tasting their batch are (from left) Stacee Clark, Emily Seal, Heather Clark and Kendra Neilson. Troops 799 and 969 will serve as auction runners to help raise funds for the Alva Public Library during Monday Night’s Chocolate Fantasy. Photo by Jim Stout


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Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Log March 14, 2011 8:48 a.m. medical run to 600 block of south Grand. 5:43 p.m. report of a strange vehicle on property in Jet, wanted it run. 7:45 p.m. report of RR crossing malfunction on Hwy 45 west of Goltry, someone is enroute to fix it. 9:06 p.m. report of possible grass fire 1/2 mile east of Burlington, no one around, is there a control burn, someone was having one at this location. March 15, 2011 1:06 p.m. report of cattle out 1.5 east of 64/11 Jct, baby calves back in, checking fence line. March 16, 2011 2:16 p.m. report of an old house on fire 4 west 1 north of Carmen, owner of house is going to let it burn, just have FD there to make sure it does not spread. 4:50 p.m. report of oil rig fire 1/4 east 4 north of Burlington, advised A & B FD and Burlington FD. 6:00 p.m. report of kids riding 4-wheelers around town for the last few hours in Carmen. 6:56 p.m. medical call to southeast of Goltry, daughter has been run over by cattle, GFD and Life advised, ambulance transport to Bass. 7:56 p.m. report of baby being burned by hot water, enroute to the hospital in

Alva, advised Woods Co. 8:24 p.m. report of trucks speeding between Burlington and Cherokee, OHP advised. March 17, 2011 2:01 p.m. report of speeding semis 1 south of Kiowa on Hwy 8 and 2.5 west, they are back and doing it again, school bus goes out there also, OHP advised. 3:07 p.m. report of fire west of Amorita, location of fire on property last week is burning again, didn’t think need fire dept but deputy had advised to call if anything happens there. 3:28 p.m. medical call to Lakeview Dr. in Nescatunga, individual cut wrist working with steel, bleeding bad, Nescatunga Rescue and Cherokee Amb. was advised. 5:40 p.m. report of 1 black cow out 1 mile west of McWillie, notified possible owner. 9:00 p.m. report of wreck 1 mile east of Woods/Alfalfa County, car rollover, no person to be found. 10:03 p.m. report of missing person in Carmen, he takes breathing treatments and left on foot, man has been found. March 18, 2011 8:45 a.m. report of grass fire 5 west 1 north of Jet, needs a pumper, Jet FD paged out, sending CFD to assist. 10:39 a.m. report of messed up driver

going to Carmen from Glass Farms, told driver to stay there but they left, OHP was advised, did not find truck. 12:27 p.m. report of animal neglect on Hwy 8/Aline Jct on east side of road, horses and mules at location are starving, request they be checked on, has seen them and they do look poorly. 4:01 p.m. report of illegal taking of water from the Driftwood Creek northwest of Burlington. 5:55 p.m. report of subjects on deceased brothers property 4 3/4 mile south of Jet on blacktop, advised they are cleaning up the property. 6:48 pm. report of black calf out 2 mile west of Jet on Hwy 45 blacktop on south side, put calf in. 6:59 p.m. 2 black calves out north of Jet south of 3rd curve on west side, advised possible owner. 11:06 p.m. report of suspicious vehicle driving around slowly with person running behind near elementary school in Jet, found the PU, no lights on in the house. 11:40 p.m. medical call to Cottonwood Lane in Nescatunga, individual having an asthma attack, oxygen was given. March 20, 2011 1:54 p.m. report of calf out 2 north of Jet, possible owner advised, they will check.

Alfalfa County Court Filings

According to the affidavits and petitions on file, the following individuals have been charged. An individual is innocent of any charges listed below until proven guilty in a court of law. All information is a matter of public record and may be obtained by anyone during regular hours at the Alfalfa County Courthouse. The Alva Review-Courier will not intentionally alter or delete any of this information. If it appears in the courthouse public records, it will appear in this newspaper. Misdemeanor Filings Daniel Thomas Coulter, 42,

Cherokee: Driving while License is Under Suspension. Joshua Victor Sowiecki, 27, Cherokee: Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. Phillip David Gregg, 67, Carmen: Obtaining Cash and/or Merchandise by Bogus Check. Amanda Jean Waterhouse, 29, Jetmore, KS: 3 counts of Obtaining Cash and/or Merchandise by Bogus Check. Marriage Filings Tommy Joe Sanborn II, 40, Cherokee and Stacy Lynn Moulton, 27, Enid: Marriage license with certificate. Divorce Filings Lisa Severe Sauls vs. Shawn Dale Sauls: Divorce. Traffic Filings Larry Frank Navratil, 64, Marshall: Violation of special permit ($211.50).

Waylon David Seiger, 30, Waynoka: (1) Oversize without permit 10-8 legal 8-6 ($706.50); (2) Over width vehicle 10-8 legal 8-6 ($211.50); (3) Overweight on group of 2 ($391.50). Daniel Thomas Coulter, 42, Cherokee: Failure to carry insurance verification ($211.50). Wayne Tracy Norton, 22, Fairview: Inattentive driving ($211.50). The following individuals were cited for speeding: Jeremy Thomas Darr, 22, Alva: 1-10 over ($188.50); Wade Louis Lightsey, 29, Canonsburg, PA: 16-20 over ($241.50); Amanda Dawn Tosh, 21, Ponca City: 1-10 over ($188.50); Wade Louis Lightsey, 29, Canonsburg, PA: 11-14 over ($226.50). The following individuals were cited for failure to wear seatbelt ($20 fine): Bryan Scott Bostic, 22, Cherokee.


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Alfalfa County Real Estate Transactions Beginning Book 647 page 356 Real Estate Transfers James Richard Davidson to Davidson Family Holdings Ltd.: Beginning at the Northwest Corner of the Northwest Quarter of Section 31, Township 24 North, Range 11, WIM, thence East 2640 feet, thence South 2009.7 feet, thence West 1320 feet, thence North 891 feet, thence West 1320 feet, thence North 1118.7 feet to the place of beginning, containing 94.8 acres more or less: Warranty Deed. James Richard Davidson to Davidson Family Holdings Ltd.: the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 5, Township 23 North, Range 11, WIM: Warranty Deed. Jonathan Law and Dena Law to Prentice Worley and Roxanne Worley: North Half of the East Half of Lot 1, Tract 1-F in Southeast Quarter of Section 3, Township 26 North, Range 9, WIM: Quit Claim Deed. Elmo W. Anderson and Lavida M. Anderson to Timberlake Fair Board: a plot of land 100 feet by 100 feet in the Southeast corner of a tract of land in the Northeast Quarter of Section 21, Township 24 North, Range 10, WIM: Quit Claim Deed. Elmo W. Anderson and Lavida M.

Anderson to City of Helena: a plot of land 100 feet by 100 feet in the Southeast corner of a tract of land in the Northeast Quarter of Section 21, Township 24 North, Range 10, WIM: Quit Claim Deed. Penny’s Properties to David Mayson Sanders Jr. and/or Judith Ann Sanders: Lots 13, 14, 15 and 16 in Block 2 of Bonham’s Second in Helena: Quit Claim Deed. Schrock, Inc. to SandRidge Exploration and Production LLC: a 6.10 acre surface only tract of land in the Northwest Quarter of Section 22, Township 29 North, Range 12, WIM: Warranty Deed. Juanita June Johnson and Bob Johnson to SandRidge Exploration and Production LLC: a 3.66 acre surface only tract of land in the Southeast Quarter of Section 27, Township 29 North, Range 10, WIM: Warranty Deed. Stephen A. Hiller to BAC Investments LLC: Lot 8 in Block 1 in Montgomery Addition to the City of Cherokee: Quit Claim Deed. BAC Investments LLC to Keenan Lohrding: Lot 8 in Block 1 in Montgomery Addition to the City of Cherokee: Warranty Deed.

Carl R. McKee, Trustee of the Carl R. McKee Revocable Trust dated Sept. 28, 1994 to Atlas Pipeline MidContinent WestOK LLC: a 6 acre tract of land in the Southwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 29 North, Range 9, WIM: Warranty Deed. Jeanne Welch to Harold Vic Welch and Betty Welch: Lots 10 an 11 in Block 1 of the Original Town of Helena: Quit Claim Deed. Danny and Barbara Ann Battles to Harold Vic Welch and Betty Welch: Lots 10 an 11 in Block 1 of the Original Town of Helena: Quit Claim Deed. Patricia Wray-Wofford to Ronald Kephart: Lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 in Block 157 in the First Addition to the Town of Carmen: Quit Claim Deed. Tommy E. Brown to Haley D. Brown: Lots 1 thru 7 in Block 20 of the Original Town of Aline: Quit Claim Deed. Mortgages Keenan Lohrding to Bank of America: Lot 8 in Block 1 in Montgomery Addition to the City of Cherokee: $51, 656. Patricia Ann Irwin to Cleo State Bank: the West Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 32, Township 24 North, Range 12, WIM: $57,000.

Barber County Sheriff’s Log 03-15-11 Deputy Rugg investigated a burglary in Hardtner. 03-15-11Horace Hayden III, Wichita, driving a 2006 IHC truck collided with a 2001 Freightliner truck driven by Ron Peitz, Medicine Lodge, on Cottage Creek Road about 1/2 mile east of Aetna. Over $1,000 damage, no injury, accident investigated by Deputy Rugg. 03-15-11 Kiowa Ambulance transferred patient from Kiowa Hospital to Alva. 03-15-11 Mark Williams, Alva, Oklahoma, driving a 2009 GMC truck struck a deer on U281 about 5 miles south of Medicine Lodge. Over $1,000 damage, no injury, accident worked by Deputy English. 03-17-11 Kiowa Ambulance transferred patient from Kiowa Hospital to Wichita.

03-17-11 Kiowa Ambulance transported patient from Kiowa Hospital to Wichita. 03-17-11 Tambra Poland, Isabel, driving a 2007 GMC SUV struck a deer on the Isabel Road at Axline Hill. Over $1,000 damage, no injury, accident investigated by Deputy Hall. 03-18-11 Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from Robie Street to Medicine Lodge Hospital. 03-18-11 Kiowa Ambulance transferred patient from Kiowa Hospital to Pratt. 03-18-11 Kiowa Ambulance transferred patient from Kiowa Hospital to Wichita. 03-18-11 Brice Kieffer, Arkansas City, driving a 2004 Saturn struck a deer on U160 about 7 miles west of Medicine Lodge. Over $1,000 damage, no injury,

accident worked by Deputy Hall. 03-19-11 Kiowa Rural Volunteer Fire Department responded to a tank battery fire northwest of Kiowa. 03-20-11 Kiowa Rural Volunteer Fire Department responded to a tree fire on Hawkins Road. 03-20-11 Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported a patient from near Sharon to Medicine Lodge Hospital. During the week officers received 2 reports of cattle out; one report of horses out; one report of goats out; one report of hogs out; performed 14 Public Assists; and assisted one other agency. Arrests: 03-17-11 Lisa M. Forsyth, Medicine Lodge, W/F, 53. Arrest by MLPD. Charge: Battery. Released 03-17-11 on $500 Surety Bond. See Sheriff Page 48


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Barber County Court Filings Criminal Filings Michael S. Giddeon, 1974, Medicine Lodge: (1) Burglary; Building not used as a dwelling; (2) Theft value <$1,000; (3) Criminal damage to property <$1,000. Michael Christian Schrock, 43, Kiowa: (1) Aggravated kidnapping; (2) Possession of certain stimulants with one prior conviction. Kyle Scott Davis, 1977, Medicine Lodge: Giving worthless check. Jamie Faye Duvall, 1987, Kiowa: Taxation; Cigarettes and tobacco; Unlawful acts. Civil Filings Hollie Grace McGowen: Petition for Change of Name. Small Claims Filings Glenn Service vs. Jeffrey and/or Teresa Woods: Money judgment for an amount more than $950. Glenn Service vs. Jeffrey and/or Teresa Woods: Money judgment for an amount more than $3,500. Bogner Inc. vs. Kenneth C. Wagenbach: Money judgment for an amount more than $2,500. Domestic Relations Filings Benjamin Craig Smith vs. Kacy Cairns Smith: Divorce. Gena Paris vs. Lulu Haubenstein aka Lulu Brown: Petition for Protection

from Stalking Order. Kari A. Davis vs. Richard Mason: Petition for Protection from Stalking Order. Melissa D. Musgrove et al vs. James L. Johnson: Paternity and Temporary Parenting Plan. Marriage Filings Phillip Robert Spragis, 34, Medicine Lodge and Crystal Inez Lambert, 28, Medicine Lodge. Brandon James Farr, 23, Great Bend and Davina Dawn Graham, 27, Medicine Lodge. Traffic Filings Billy Wayne Maas, 28, Pratt: Transporting an open container ($143.50). Michael D. Hendershott, 27, Agenda: Motor Carrier safety rules and regulations ($208.50). The following individuals were cited for speeding: Gregory M. Brooks, 42, Spanish Fork, UT: 75 in 65 ($138.50). Rickey Joe Brown, 32, Medicine Lodge: 73 in 55 ($186.50). Jamie M. Copeland, 26, Wichita: 79 in 65 ($162.50). Jose Cruz, 43, Dodge City: 78 in 65 ($156.50). Dennis L. Fangmeyer, 61, Nashville: 75 in 55 ($198.50).

Sally L. Goldman, 54, Sun City: 80 in 65 ($168.50). Johnny C. Jones, no age listed, Shawnee, OK: 95 in 65 ($288.50). Bradley Paul Musgrove, 24, Medicine Lodge: 79 in 65 ($162.50). James R. Pickens, 53, Atoka, OK: 80 in 65 ($168.50). Sondrya Powell, no age listed, Medicine Lodge: 81 in 65 ($174.50). Roger A. Riedmiller, 49, Wichita: 75 in 65 ($138.50). Gregory A. Rowe, 50, Great Bend: 77 in 65 ($150.50). Ryan L. Selzer, 20, Protection: 75 in 65 ($138.50). George W. Smith, 68, Wichita: 76 in 65 ($144.50). Gregory R. Thurman, 48, Burlington, OK: 73 in 55 ($186.50). Jenelle L. Tillotson, 16, Medicine Lodge: 77 in 65 ($150.50). Enrique R. Torres, 44, Galveston, TX: 78 in 65 ($156.50). Bridget R. Wright, 21, Spivey: 76 in 65 ($144.50). Tia S. Ybarra, 20, Ulysses: 82 in 65 ($180.50).

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Sheriff 03-18-11 Carla S. Hawkins, Medicine Lodge, W/F, 44. Arrest by BASO. Charged on Finney County Warrant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Giving Worthless Check. Released 0318-11 on $400 Surety Bond. 03-18-11 John W. Duvall, Kiowa, W/M, 29. Arrest by BASO. Court Committed. 03-18-11 Jamie F. Duvall, Kiowa, W/F, 23. Arrest by BASO. Court Committed. Released 03-20-11 Time Served. 03-18-11 Nicholas O. Shelton, Medicine Lodge, W/M, 26. Arrest by MLPD. Charges: Drive while DL Revoked 2. Violation of DL Restriction 3. No Insurance 4. No DL. Released 0318-11 on $500 Cash Bond. 03-19-11 Jeremy Hatch, Medicine Lodge, W/M, 31. Arrest by MLPD. Charges: DUI 2. Drive while DL Suspended 3. Ford County Warrant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fail to Appear.


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Sporting Goods business for sale in Woodward, OK w/wo bldg. Blue Heeler Pups. Born Feb Owners retiring. 580-259-3800 10. Out of working parents. Registered with Working Stock Business Services Dog World Registry. Contact Ran Have it Your Way at Blackdiamond Ranch. Call for price620-243-2783 Your home that is. We’ll fix yours up or build you a new one. Miller For Sale and Associates, LLC. 580-327Angus Bulls. Call eve 580-327- 7935. www.millerandassociatesllc. 3109. David Scherich com For Sale

Pony Boy Lures

3 Mini Australian Shepherd pups. Alva, OK. 580-327-1233 or 5802M, 1F. ASDR. Red Merles. 430-5547. Top in fishing supplies. $300/each. 580-327-5049 Buy-Sell-Trade Guns. Smith and Wesson 4” S.S. 357 $399. Let’s Found Make a Deal Small F Terrier ? pups with Looking for collars on at Farm W of Kiowa, KS, S of 281. 580-327-7388. Wheat to Harvest. 2 JD combines They are lap dogs, house trained and supporting equipment. Farmer and very sweet and lovable. Up owned business. Call Derek for adoption now! Sumner at 785-871-0962

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Sondra’s Cleaning

Red’s Place Pays U $$$

20 Years exp. Dependable. to start your day Right. Save $2 References. 580-626-4779 or 580- on any $5 Breakfast purchase Mon-Fri until 3/31/11. That’s a 554-5419 40% savings for saying you saw If You Need Flowers this Ad. We are open 6am-9am for Think Pretty Petals and Gifts, 413 Hearty Breakfasts 11am-2:30pm for Great BBQ and 5pm-8:30pm Barnes. 580-327-3316 for those Awesome Steaks and/or Taking Appointments BBQ. Give us a try you won’t be Kelli Isenbart is now taking disappointed. P.S. “Blue Tragedy” appointments at Reflections Salon. live on April 2 517 Locust. 580-327-2424 or 405Lawn Mowing 620-3025 Cell Accepting all Major Credit Cards Starts Friday-Rialto and Debit Cards. 580-540-6669 “Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Aaron Gottsch Rules.” PG. Friday 6:45-9:10, Still Trying to Grow Up Saturday 1:30, 6:45, 9:10. Sunday 1:30-6:45. Watch the trailer. www. Then it is time you do the adult diaryofawimpykidmovie.com. thing and get a regular doctor. Dr. More info on Rialto FaceBook or Elizabeth Kinzie would love to be the first doctor you ever choose for call 580-327-05354 yourself. Call 580-430-3366 Carpentry Computer Plus Interior-Exterior improvements. Room additions. Plaster Repair & Computer Repair, service, virus Painting. Handicap Upgrades. Will removal & other computer needs. also accommodate Farm & Ranch. Competitive pricing. Call Adam Swallow at 580-327-4449 or 580580-307-4598 or 620-825-4285 748-2349 or come by 1329 Fair How’s That Again St. Mon thru Fri. Will do local Hillbilly Fishing Using Tobacco as housecalls Bait. When the fish come up to spit, Depot Bar & Grill knock them in the head. Don’t fish Lunch Special-Minute around for good prices on metals Wed Steaks, Mashed Potatoes w/ catch them at Scribner Salvage in Gravy, Green Beans, Chocolate Alva. 1208 Fair St. 80-327-1313 Cake. Thur-Fried Chicken, Baked Travis and Bobbie Krob Beans, Potato Salad, Cherry Pie. Tree Trim and cut and Removal + Fri- Chicken Fry Steak, Mashed Stump Grinding. Very Reasonable Potatoes, Gravy, Corn, Roll, Rates. Call anytime. Insured. Pineapple Upside Cake. Open at Travis 580-747-4256. Bobbie 580- 11am. Carry-out avail 580-3272212 430-7103. House 580-328-5461 Boulevard Bistro

Fence & Corral Const.

Daily Lunch Specials 503 E Okla and welding. Contact Jeremy Blvd. Open from 6am-9pm Daily. Durkee 580-430-5150 580-327-6643

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Pasture Tree Clearing Save moisture & grass. Let me clear trees in your pasture. Skid Steer & Marshall Tree Saw. Ed Grover. 580-474-2465 or 580-5420298 Murrow’s FrameArt LLC Custom Picture Framing. Framed Art Prints. Gift Certificates Available. Free Estimates. 427 Barnes. Downtown Mall, Alva, OK. 580-327-4600. “We Can Frame That For You!” 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 Professional Upholstery with all types of furniture. Over 55 yrs. experience. Goltry 580-4962351 Twisted-Timber

Earn over $1300 weekly/$15-$17.50 hourly. Excellent Benefits. Over 30 years in Business. Come be a valued member of our growing company that takes pride in our equipment and provides extensive oilfield training. Nicholas Services. 620-930-7511 Help Wanted Local JD Dealership. Parts/Sales person and Truck Driver. CDL req. Exp preferred. Exc Benefits. Pickup app at 3126 College Blvd. Alva Help Wanted Concrete Walz is currently seeking individuals to work PT in the Manufacturing Facility. Starting pay depends on experience. Must be 18 yrs, have valid DL, clean MVR and pass Drug Test. 97.5 KPAK is searching for experienced Sales Reps. Receiver optimum commission. Must have valid DL and transportation. Send Resume to inof@concretewalz.com or drop-off at 429 Main, Kiowa, KS Help Wanted

29 Serious People to work from Pasture Tree & Brush Clearing. No Home using a computer. Up to dead trees left to burn or be stacked $1500-$5000 PT/FT. Free info with us. See videos and photos on www.BDBglobal.com our web site at twisted-timber.com. Help Wanted Russel Graves. 620-825-4080 Part-time to Full-time Maintenance. Send Resume to 1901 College Blvd. Guarantees you a Pest Free home Alva. 73717 or business, at an affordable price. Membership Openings It is time to get your home treated for Spiders, Scorpions, Wasps, The Cherokee Rod and Gun Club Ants, Flies, Bed Bugs & other has openings for membership. We flying & crawling pests. Dan will have 3 lakes in Alfalfa County and be servicing the Alva area Mar 23, 1 lake in Major County. If you are 24, 25, Apr 5, 6, 7, 8, 19, 20, 21, 22. interested in becoming a member Call 580-748-1953 of this fishing only club, contact Cherokee Rod and Gun Club, Employment RT 2 Box 3, Cherokee, OK or Now Hiring Cherokeerodgunclu@sbcglobal.net Class A and B drivers for all shifts. for more information Dan’s Pest Control

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March 23, 2011 Position Available Salt Fork Adventure Program in Nash is hiring PT Floor Staff to supervise juvenile boys. Promotion to FT position. State Background check required. Call 580-8392320 for application Help Wanted Iron Cutters, Loaders and Sorters needed. If you haven’t a clue please don’t waste mine and your time. Scribner Salvage. 580-3271313 Vantage Plane Plastics is seeking FT Computer Programmer. Must have minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree/ Computer Science or related field. Will be required to design, program, implement, document and maintain computerized business system for use over the Internet.

NELSON REAL ESTATE See all our listings at alvaokhomes.com Jeanette Nelson, Broker

Call for Details 580-748-0745 or 580-327-1745

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram Must have experience in Net, APS.Net/C#, XML, HTML and sql. Pick up application at 3161 College Blvd, Alva, OK or email Resume sherry@planeplastics.com Help Wanted

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Tires For Sale New set of 4 Kumbo All Season Tires. Size 205/55R 15. 580-430-1178 For Sale

Farm Supplies

4 Tickets with Parking Pass to Monster Energy Super Cross. April 2 in Arlington, TX. Dallas Cowboy Stadium. $300 obo. 580-748-3355

2 Combines w/Headers

Win $5000 Savings Bond

‘94 JD 9600 Combine, 4WD, 2350 spe hours (600 on new engine) 90% rubber, bin extensions, comes with 1996 930 Flex Header, ‘97 JD 9600 Combine, 2WD, 2680 sep hours, 90% rubber, bin extensions, comes with 1997 930 Rigid Header. Everything has always been shedded and well maintained. $62,000 for each set. Call 580-668-5379

in our Tiny Tillia Baby Photo Contest. Tiny Tillia is Avon’s new line of babywear, bathtime fun, smart toys, nursery decor, and mommy-must haves from your Avon Representative. Contest ends Mar 31. Contact Carol at 580-327-1905 or cperikson@sbcglobal.net

Maintenance and Small Repairs needed for short time. 580-327-6648

Garage Sales Garage Sale 1001 Barnes St. Fri 3-7pm. Sat 10am-1pm Garage Sale 214 Okla Blvd. Sat 8am-noon Miscellaneous For Sale Very nice elegant prom & evening dresses, most worn 1 time. (Dillards, Serendipity, Parrot-Fa-Nalia, Cache). 10 dresses sizes 2-8. 580-327-0609 or 580-748-0828 Dragon Boy You owe me $200 for damages. Come and pay me and I won’t press charges. Jim. 580327-1313 For Sale Complete Motorola UHF Radio System. Private channel, Repeater and Mobiles. All working and in good cond. 580-327-3525. Rob Nida

Bass Guitar For Sale B.C. Rock Bass with New Strings and Electronics. 580-430-1178 New On Bluray-DVD Now available at Rialto. “How do you Know,” “Yogi Bear,” “Skyline,” “The Tourist” “Switch,” “Hereafter,” “The Fighter,” “Morning Glory.” “Next 3 Days.” Free popcorn with rental. 2for1 every Monday. Rialto Video 580-327-0535 Real Estate For Sale 3bdrm, 2bth, CH/A recently remodeled. 1129 2nd, Alva. 580-327-3811 For Sale 3bdrm, 2bth Home and 1/23 acres m.l. Horse Barn with 2 Stalls. 816 Ridgeway. United Country/Kohlrus Real Estate. 580-3274007. www.kohlrus.com For Sale 3bdrm, 2bth, newly remodeled home in Hardtner, KS. Call for details. 620-825-6033 Need To Rent

MURROW

REAL ESTATE & AUCTION

580-327-1998

www.murrowlandandhome.com www.murrowrealestateandauction.com

Tidy, responsible, no smoking F to rent house in Alva for 1 year in mid June. Prefer basement, garage, fenced yard, washer/dryer but will consider others. Moving from out of state to teach at NWOSU. Have an old dog and cat. Willing to pay fee. Have exc ref and good credit. Will treat property with the same respect that I treat my own. Call 224-6286199 or email brandice@brandiceguerra. com for more info. Thanks


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Drop dead gorgeous senior portraits CARRIE

Lynn Martin Photography 800-526-1087


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S. Barber

on business needs and budget situations. I’m also working toward my doctoral degree in Education Curriculum and Development which keeps me current in higher education practices.” Bob Schrock – As a parent of a grade school child, I think that my concern for education qualifies me. However, I have actively managed our family business for two decades. This experience in working with people and with financial matters provides me with insight into balancing needs and means. Q. What do you see as the top priorities for the school district​?​ Mike Anderson – 1. Improve educational opportunities by searching for alternatives that wouldn’t increase costs should the district see more budget cuts or declined enrollment (concern SB can’t offer enough advanced classes.) 2. If economic issues continue to decline, he sees budget cuts as inevitable. He wants students’ education to be top priority, despite cuts. 3. The district’s limited capital outlay funds must be used to maintain buildings and transportation. “Prioritizing funding is going to be difficult.” Deborah Helfrich –1. To be informed and watchful of the budget issue and how it will change the education of our children. The cuts need to be kept as far from the children in the classroom as possible. Mark Pollock – 1. To provide a quality education at all levels. 2. To be responsible and efficient with the assets of the district. 3. To have a vision and plan for the future of the South Barber school system. Dana Roark – 1. Funding for survival and maintenance of the current buildings. 2. Helping students with college course opportunities. Changing

South Barber’s GPA to be consistent with other schools in the area and state to put our students on a level playing field when competing for scholarships, etc. 3. Research grant opportunities for additional funding. Bob Schrock – 1. Quality of the education received from PK to 12th grades. 2. Maximizing limited funds. 3. Improving the infrastructure of the elementary school. Q. Why are you running for school board? Mike Anderson – Making sure the youth of our community receive a quality education is the most important reason for being on the Board of Education.  In addition, I have a vested interest in this school system as I have children attending South Barber.  The education they, as well as their classmates, receive at South Barber will play an important part in all of their futures.  I believe that the education they are receiving now will provide them a solid base to build upon after they graduate. Our students have the opportunity to participate and excel in such things as FFA, music, band, forensics, scholar’s bowl, as well as sports.  The students of South Barber perform well in these activities and it brings a great deal of pride to our community.  At the same time our community takes a great deal of pride in supporting our students.  It is important that these activities continue and that the community continues to support the students.  Deborah Helfrich – I would like to continue to serve my community in this manner and to work hard for the students in our district. Mark Pollock – “Krista and I are both South Barber graduates and we want to see our daughters, as well as all

of the students of this district, graduate with the best educational opportunities available to them. I feel it’s important to have a vision for the district and to be “proactive” rather than “reactive” given the state’s financial situation. Dana Roark – Initially I was motivated to run for school board for the students. Having two children who have attended all their years in the South Barber school system I have seen and been involved in every activity from Reading Rodeo in second grade to junior concessions and am now preparing my senior for college. Bob Schrock – “Someone needs to and since I’m concerned about education and about our community, I feel compelled to volunteer my time.” Q. Anything else you want voters to know? (not all answered) Mike Anderson – Change is a part of life and USD 255 will have to, at times, change the way things are done. At the same time we need to continue to improve the education provided to our students.  The school board will need to be open minded and willing to think outside the current educational box.  How we educate students today could easily change over time.  Offering our students the tools they will need, so they can achieve their dreams, needs to be the main driving force behind the decisions made.  Just providing an adequate education is not acceptable and providing a quality education needs to be demanded by the parents as well as the community.  Deborah Helfrich – She asks for your vote and says “thank you for your support and all the support given to the children of our district.” Mark Pollock – “If elected, I will consider the needs of the students, staff and taxpayers of the South Barber district when making decisions. It’s my responsibility as a parent and a citizen of the community to do my part in helping South Barber maintain excellence for future generations.” --Dana Roark – “I feel I have been on all the playgrounds, gyms and classrooms. I see a need for all students to get a quality education. Even with the budget cuts, we have a responsibility to give our students opportunities that prepare them for the future.”


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