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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. 7 p.m. Alva Moose Lodge men’s meeting is held every Wednesday.
Thursday 9 a.m. The Woods County Senior Citizens Center, 625 Barnes, Alva, is open for games and other activities. Exercise is scheduled each day at 11 a.m. Transportation provided upon request. Noon Alva Rotary Club meets at Champs Restaurant. 2-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva is open every day except Monday. For information or arranged tours, call 580-327-2030. 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. 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.
Cherokee Police hear two sides of the story Arrest man on domestic abuse
By Stacy Sanborn An alleged domestic abuse incident resulted in charges and an arrest of a Cherokee man. Earnest Tyrone Mills, 46, was arrested in the late hours of December 10, the affidavit’s suggested charge reading Domestic Assault and Battery. Patrol Officer Roger Cushman received notification from dispatch of a call from South Kansas Avenue regarding a domestic abuse incident. The affidavit states Mills’ girlfriend, Lana Hizey, had two obvious lacerations on her forehead and a swelling right brow. Hizey told Cushman she had just been “knocked out” when she entered her home by her boyfriend, Mills. He hit her in the face, she said, with an 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: email@example.com Entire Contents Copyright 2011 Members of: Associated Press National Newspaper Assn. Oklahoma Press Association
unknown object, hard enough to cause her to “black out”. Cushman noted in his affidavit that besides the facial lacerations, Hizey was crying, had bloodshot eyes, and had a strong odor of intoxicating beverages coming from her person. Hizey claimed she had been drinking at Mel’s Tavern before she came home and suffered the alleged attack. Hizey claimed the incident wasn’t the first time. In the affidavit, she told Cushman her boyfriend had previously broken several of her ribs, fractured her clavicle, and punctured her breast implant by knocking her on the floor and kicking her in the chest. She said Mills threatened to kill her if she reported any of the abuse. She refused medical treatment despite being approximately two months pregnant. Officer Cushman took pictures of the injuries and continued his investigation. The affidavit says Cushman was greeted at the door by Mill’s 14 year old daughter. The girl told him she would go get her dad out of his bedroom. Two younger children were also seen inside the house. Mills told Cushman he did not know what was going on, saying he was sleeping in his bedroom and only woke up when Hizey came home. He said she came home, appeared intoxicated, started yelling and left the residence. He said he didn’t know anything about the injuries sustained by Hizey, but said shes accused him of incidences like this in
the past. Cherokee Police Chief Chris Ferrell arrived on the scene to assist and was met by Hizey who once again stated she had just walked into her home and was almost immediately hit in the face with an unknown object. She told Ferrell the next thing she remembered was that she “woke up with blood running down my face.” She told the police that if they didn’t do anything with Mills tonight, he would kill her. Ferrell went into the house to talk to Mills and according to the affidavit was told the same thing as Cushman. Mills said he was sleeping in his room when Hizey came in. He said she was “throwing popcorn,” “kicking computers,” and yelling. He stated he did not touch Hizey. Mills’ teenage daughter told Cushman she didn’t see anything that happened in the bedroom. The affidavit says Hizey again told officers that they could not leave her boyfriend at home because she was afraid that he would kill her. Ferrell and Cushman made arrangements for the children to stay at a family friend’s house for the evening and put Mills in handcuffs. Ferrell told Mills because of the injuries to Hizey’s face and the impact of her statement, he was under arrest for domestic assault and battery. Mills was escorted to the Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Office where Cushman released custody of him to the jailer. Court records show Mills had an initial appearance scheduled on Wednesday, December 21st.
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Area players named 8-man All-Stars By Roger McKenzie A number of area players have been selected for the annual eight-man AllStar football game. The event, which used to be held right here in Alva at Northwestern, will be held June 23 on the campus of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M University in Miami. Eight seniors from each district make up the Green and Gold teams, with four alternates for each team. Among the local players selected were Timberlakeâ€™s Stetson Buller, Logan Campbell, and Coy Troutt. Derek Richmond and Wesley Gilchrist were selected from Cherokee. Peggy and Ron Mapes, 1961
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and wife Michelle of Alva and Todd and wife Kimberly of Edmond and four granddaughters, Courtney and Cathy, Alva, and Audrey and Breanna, Edmond. Ron retired from Wonder Bread (IBC) as route salesman, and Peggy retired from Alva Schools as secretary. They are members of Alva First United Methodist Church, and they enjoy farming and ranching. They celebrated their anniversary with their children and grandchildren at the Vintage House.
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By Yvonne Miller When the filing deadline passed, longtime Burlington School Board member James Maltbie had not filed to retain his seat. Aaron Smith filed for that Seat No. 2. As the Board Member Elect, Smith attended the Burlington Board of Education meeting Monday afternoon. He’ll take his seat at the board table at the February meeting. Members present were Roger Allen, Allison Armbruster, Terry Graham, Beth Guffy, and James Maltbie. Others present were Superintendent Glen Elliott, Asst. Principal Aaron Randall, and Minutes Clerk Jan Hill. The board approved Tuesday, March 27 as the sale date for school property. Located at 802 5th St, the property will be sold by sealed bids. A minimum bid of $20,000 is to be at the school by noon that day. Qualified bidders, those who met the bid deadline and minimum bid requirements who are present (or their personal representative or agent is present) at the bid opening will have the option of raising their bid at that time. As Burlington searches for new buses, Roberts Bus Center representatives Carl Glencross and Tobin Gump presented information on their IC bus. Elliott said the board was impressed the factory is in Tulsa, employing Oklahomans. Burlington’s Education Foundation plans their 7th annual meeting February 6 in the school auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
The Board convened in Executive session at 1:45 p.m. for the purpose of evaluating and discussing the Superintendent and to discuss certified personnel, and returned to open session at 2:50 p.m. No action will be taken until next month. Encumbrances, change orders and warrants for the General, Building, and Child Nutrition Funds and the November Activity Fund report all received board approval. They also approved participation in the Alfalfa County Hazard Mitigation Plan. Superintendent Elliott presented utility and telephone expense comparisons. He noted that utility costs increased significantly and telephone costs were up slightly. Elliott also reported on the Oklahoma School Advisory Council (E 2020) program. This is used for both gifted students and those who need remediation. The Career Tech in Alva will be offering a bus driving class January 2326, 2012 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. daily. Elliott said anyone who is interested needs to see him as the school will pay for the class if they are a bus driver for the school. The Principal’s report included basketball (Elks have lost just one game and Lady Elks lost three), academic team, and FFA activities and semester tests. School dismissed at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday. The semester ended Thurs-
day when school dismissed at 1 p.m., for Christmas Break. School resumes at regular time on Monday, January 2, 2012. Under new business, the Board agreed to have a representative from the Vo-tech come to the next meeting and discuss the costs and advantages of becoming a member of the Vo-tech district.
Burlington to sell school property, Smith is board member elect
Alfalfa County Commissioners’ meeting brief and routine By Roger McKenzie Road crossings permits, a truck bid, and an overlooked six-month bid were all approved at Tuesday’s brief meeting of the Alfalfa County commissioners. Fifteen road crossing requests came from three different companies with District I getting 11 of them, District 2 three of them, and District 3 a single request. The commissioners also approved the lowest of three bids opened two meetings ago for a truck from District 3. The $27,013 bid of Croft Chevrolet was accepted for a new four-wheel drive crew cab pickup. One bid was overlooked and remained unopened when the commissioners approved Six-Month Bids at their previous meeting. On Tuesday, the overlooked bid from Pinnacle Materials of Sulphur Springs, Tex., was opened and approved. The bid for rock (delivered from the Freedom area) will be good for six months should the county choose to use it. The approval of minutes and a large number of maintenance and operations warrants at the beginning of the meeting took up most of the commissioners’ time.
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You decide where your money goes instead of the politicians By Lynn L. Martin I don’t know how many times Share Trust has stepped in to cause something important to happen in Alva and the surrounding areas. Several of our largest employers (BJCC and Share Medical Center, for example) have benefited from perfectly timed gifts from this local foundation. At this year end, which completes a tax year for most, many Woods Countians have suddenly enjoyed significant cash from the oil and gas boom happening in this area. It might be time to think of a Share Trust type gift. The Share Medical Center would be one good choice. For the first time in several years, Share Medical Center is in the black after five months of the fiscal year. Actually, they are nearly a million dollars ($997K) in the black. This does not
mean they are awash in cash. Instead, they are making headway paying down debts to many creditors and suppliers who allowed overdue bills to accumulate. While this excellent turn-around is going on, the SMC Foundation is engaged in a fund-raising campaign to raise something over $2.5 million dollars to implement electronic healthcare records being mandated by the federal government. At this point they are about half-way there. The bottom line for NOT doing electronic health care records is very brutal for all hospitals and health care providers, including individual medical offices. If you are a hospital and want to continue providing services for Medicare patients, which is about 80% of the current business, then you’ve got to opt in with the government’s electronic health care records plan. Worse than that, the speculation is that for those who do not choose (or cannot afford) to adopt electronic health care records systems, the government will not allow you to do business with those who do. That’s logical. You want it all in one place. Not half electronic and half on paper. We all hate it when the feds step in and say, you MUST do this! That is not in keeping with the independent and pioneering spirit of the people of this area. Actually, it is a good idea Actually, though, a national electronic health care data base containing every individual’s records is a very
good idea. No matter where you get sick, the care-givers would have immediate access to your medical history. It could save lives and millions of dollars each year. Here’s a simple illustration. If you’re like me, you are irritated each time you go to your doctor’s office or the hospital for routine tests and you have to fill out a multi-page form that begins with your name and address. In the middle, they want to know every pill you are taking and every procedure you’ve experienced and ask you to name your allergies. Then at the end you have to sign it to give them permission to share that data with other medical professionals they might bring in on your case. Well, what if this same information were stored in a secure data-base and was available to medical professionals wherever you happen to get sick, and you give them permission to look at it. Think Car Wreck out of State As things stand now, if I’m traveling across country and get in a car wreck in St. Louis, Missouri, and end up in a Missouri hospital, the care-givers know nothing about me! If I’m able, I have to fill out all those forms again . . . and until I do, those docs won’t know squat. The credit industry solved this problem a long time ago. If I’m in that car wreck in St. Louis and total-out my vehicle, I can go to a dealership there, select a new car, and in about 30 seconds they can ascertain whether my credit-record is good enough to finance a car. So if the electronic health care records can be made to work as well as credit records, the hospital can have an up-to-date situation report on a patient’s health issues before they do something life-threatening in caring for you after the auto accident. It might save tons of money avoiding repetition of medical tests that you had just a month earlier somewhere else in the nation. It could save money in halting the crime of individuals callSee Says Page 18
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Nuisance properties, Chief Theater improvements and more in Kiowa By Yvonne Miller It was an action-packed agenda that took Kiowa’s City Council three and a half hours to conduct (plus a 30-minute executive session) Monday night at their December meeting. Mayor Brandon Farney conducted the meeting with members present: Bill Watson, Brian Hill, Russel Molz, Brandon Poland and Mark Lambert (who arrived 35 minutes late). Also at the table was City Administrator Nathan Law, City Attorney Laurel McClellan and City Clerk Marlo Rugg. As reported earlier, council directed Law to be the enforcement officer for nuisance properties. Council passed an ordinance to deal with nuisance properties that Law uses to carry out his duties. Driving all the east to west streets in Kiowa, Law took pictures of properties with ordinance violations. Letters were sent to property owners. A bit of controversy arose over some of those letters with recipients and some council members who reportedly questioned to whom Law sent letters. Monday night the administrator showed a detailed slide show of the many properties where he snapped photos. After the presentation, Mayor Farney asked, “If you see an issue you send a letter, right? You send a letter before you talk to council?” “Yes,” Law replied. The council table was quiet and Po-
land broke the silence saying, “Let’s cut to the chase. What seems to be the issue.” He said there were apparently many questions and comments the night three council members stayed after the special meeting adjourned a few weeks ago to discuss the issue. “How do we determine who gets a letter and who doesn’t?” Lambert asked. He specifically mentioned the Parscal property which he said, “is not that bad.” Law said Parscal did not respond to the letter. Deep into the discussion, Lambert later said the administrator answered his questions. Earlier in discussion Law complimented a disabled elderly lady who received a letter and was doing a little each day to improve her property. The city administrator told council that he offered himself to physically help letter recipients clean up their property – he had no takers so far. He commended numerous letter recipients for their efforts to clean their property. Poland said, “When you have an elderly lady addressing the issue and someone who is able and not responding – Where have we lost our common sense?” Poland continued, “Nathan is doing exactly what we told him to do. Are we worried about protecting people or getting our town cleaned up?” The mayor said, “I thought we were trying to clean up the major problems.” He mentioned a “top list.” Molz said, “I thought we would take care of vehicles in the street – not go in to peoples’ backyards.” Nathan told that in some cases the old vehicles are so close to neighbor’s property that if they caught fire, it would burn the neighbor’s property. The nuisance is
also unsightly. Hill is concerned that with the nuisance law in place, people can have nothing in their yard. “What if a person has no where else to put their stuff?” Molz said, “Everyone can’t afford to build a new shed.” “Nathan is doing it right,” Watson said. “Or the city faces bias and favoritism.” Poland said, “You can’t have the good ol’ boy system.” Mayor Farney said, “We can all agree on the major nuisances. It’s the little things that we’re not sure.” Poland said, “Everyone just needs to let Nathan do what we told him to do. He’s done more than anyone else has here the last 10 years.” “We’ve let it (nuisance properties) go for so long – some people just think it’s okay to let it go,” Law said. No action was taken on this matter. Open Meeting Issue As reported earlier in the Newsgram, following adjournment of the special city council meeting November 28 three councilmen remained in the city office discussing city business (reportedly this nuisance property issue) around 30 minutes, according to Law. He said it constitutes a violation of the Kansas Open Meeting Act. “It was my responsibility to stop any conversation from initiating or being allowed to continue. I take full responsibility for the violation,” Law said. Law self-reported the violation through City Attorney McClellan to Barber County Attorney Richard Raleigh who sent a letter back to council. See Kiowa Page 22
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Waynoka man charged with burglary from autos By Stacy Sanborn A Waynoka man is facing charges of Second Degree Burglary and Possession of Stolen Property. Cole Mason Bence, 24, was served an arrest warrant for allegedly breaking into four vehicles and stealing cash, credit and fuel cards, loose change, and a $25 roll of gold dollar coins. The burglary occurred November 29, and was reported November 30. Waynoka Police Officer Larry Taylor took two reports, according to an affidavit filed Dec. 15 in Woods County District Court. Taylor said the first victim, Josh Cook, awoke to find that three vehicles at his residence on Waynoka Street had been entered and items stolen. Cook showed Taylor a box knife that had been left in the seat. The knife had blood on it and did not belong to him, he said. In another vehicle, blood was found on the front passenger seat. The second victim, Regina Wilson, reported that her car had been burgled and stated $10-$15 in loose change was missing, as well as a roll of gold dollar coins. Wilson said the coins were
wrapped in white paper with blue lettering. According to the affidavit, Officer Taylor checked area stores and was told by an employee at Jiffy Trip that Bence had exchanged a $25 roll of $1 coins in a white wrapper. The employee told Taylor the roll of coins was sent to the bank as part of the deposit. Taylor then contacted the bank, recovered the roll, and had the Jiffy Trip clerk identify them. The affidavit states the store’s security cameras did not show the exchange. Taylor wrote in the affidavit that during the course of his investigation, he spoke with Bence who denied having any knowledge of the incident. He noted a cut on Bence’s hand, but said it appeared to be an older injury that was not healed. Bence told Taylor he had been with a friend all night, the affidavit states, but upon contact, the friend told Taylor that he had not been with Bence since about 11 p.m that night. A warrant for Bence’s arrest was issued December 15. His initial appearance is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. January 9, 2012.
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Oklahoma woman unable to swallow food By Sonya Colberg, The Oklahoman OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Layla Payton recalls when doctor number 20plus threw up his hands in frustration and told her she was anorexic. He said all he could do was send her to a psychologist. Then he strode out the office door. Payton ran after him. “I’ll do anything. I will. I will do whatever,” she told him. “I was starving,” Payton explained. But during her appointment with the referred eating disorders specialist the next week, the psychologist gave her reassuring, yet somewhat unsettling, news. She was not anorexic. “Anorexic people don’t beg for food,” the doctor told Payton, 34. So, armed with the specialist’s letter stating that she is not anorexic, the 107-pound, 5-foot 6-inch mother of three continued to search for answers for a way once again to eat a hamburger or popcorn or her mother’s Christmas gingerbread cookies. On good days, she eats baby food and maybe some applesauce. On bad ones, she survives on a liquid dietary supplement. Though there was no way of knowing it then, Payton was within weeks of finding someone who would diagnose her with eosinophilic esophagitis. A rare disease estimated to occur in about one in 2,000 people, the disorder involves an inflamed or injured esophagus caused by white blood cells that build up in reaction to foods, allergens or acid. Her mysterious symptoms first appeared when she was just a week old. See Swallow Page 44
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Besides his parents and his wife, Rose, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette; one granddaughter, Terri Wiersig; four brothers, Phillip Hackney, Lloyd Hackney, Scott Hackney, and George Hackney; and three sisters, Betty Wilson, Mildred Hodgson, and Laura Murrow. Vernie is survived by daughter, Sharon Harris and husband, Zearl, of Alva; one granddaughter, Traci Schwerdtfeger of Oklahoma City; a grandson-in-law, Doug Wiersig of Kingfisher; four great grandchildren, Taylor Schwerdtfeger and wife, Kindsey, of Kingfisher, Wade Schwerdtfeger of Alva, ShaLyn Schwerdtfeger of Alva, and Lane Wiersig of Alva; and two great great granddaughters, Ali and Kodi Schwerdtfeger of Kingfisher. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the NWOSU Foundation for a rodeo scholarship. Remembrances may be shared with the family at www.marshallfuneralhomes.com.
ica School north of Baudette. Norman married Helen (Bowman) on December 2, 1951 in International Falls, Minnesota. They lived on the family farm in Wabanica. Norman lived on the farm his entire life and was very proud that his son Vern took over the farm from he and Helen. Vern is the third generation of Horntvedt’s to work the land. The farm will be a Centennial farm in 2014, in the family for 100 years. Norman enjoyed the outdoors. He hunted deer for many years, many of them from his 8700 tractor. He enjoyed four wheeling very much and fished a lot. Most importantly Norman faithfully followed his children and grandchildren in the events they participated in. He loved being a great-grandfather to his great-grandson, Ty. Norman loved his family and enjoyed spending time with all of them. Norman Horntvedt passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at his home. He was 86 years old. He is survived by his wife Helen of Baudette, sons, Vernon (Pam) of Baudette, and Michael Horntvedt (Katie Blunk) of Alva, grandchildren, Kelsey (Chase) Grinsteiner of Greenbush, Minnesota, Kyle Horntvedt of Fargo, North Dakota, Chris Horntvedt of Norman, and Eric Horntvedt of Reno, Nevada; sister, Marian Pirkl of Baudette, Minnesota, and great-grandson, Ty Grinsteiner. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jennie and Anton Horntvedt. Memorials are preferred to Wabanica Lutheran church.
Obituaries VERNON ANTHONY “VERNIE” HACKNEY Vernon Anthony “Vernie” Hackney, son of the late Henry Harry and Lottie Mae (Cooper) Hackney, was born March 3, 1920, at Lookout, Oklahoma, and passed away December 24, 2011, at Alva, Oklahoma, at the age of 91 years, 9 months, and 21 days. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2011, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with Rev. Ron Pingelton officiating. Interment followed in the Alva Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva. Visitation with the family at the funeral home was Monday, December 26, 2011. Vernie attended school at Lookout and Freedom High School. On October 18, 1939, he was united in marriage to Rose Thompson at Buffalo. During World War II he enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Pacific Theater with the 24th Infantry Division. After his discharge from the army, he returned to Freedom where he farmed and ranched. Rose preceded him in death in 1967. On July 10, 1970, he was united in marriage to Jeanette Schaefer at Woodward, Oklahoma. He served as a Woods County Commissioner for over 20 years. He was a member of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge. He enjoyed fishing and hunting quail and turkey with Jim Holder.
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NORMAN HORNVEDT Funeral services for Norman Horntvedt of Baudette, Minnesota, will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Wabanica Lutheran Church in Baudette. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Helgeson Funeral Home in Baudette. Interment will be at the Wabanica Cemetery in Baudette. Norman Vernon Horntvedt was born on August 1, 1925 in Spooner, Minnesota, to Jennie (Pederson) and Anton Horntvedt. He attended school at the Waban-
ing on doctor after doctor trying to get multiple prescriptions to support their addictions or resale habits. Back to Share Medical Center If the hospital is to survive, it needs to get on-board with electronic health care records. The Share Trust has pledged to match up to $500,000 in giving within a one-year time frame. The SMC Foundation, led by Chair-
man Steve Knox and Director Kelly Parker, is responsible for heading up this fundraising effort. Parker said last week at the Kiwanis Club (speech online at www.AlvaReviewCourier.com) there are some individuals in this community who will match a $25,000 gift with another $25,000. Then if this is presented to Share Trust, your $25,000 original gift ends up being a $100,000
gift. Since the hospital is half-way there, this might be the time to do a good deed with a local donation (it is tax deductible). This way, you get to decide the good deed, instead of the sending it directly to the IRS and letting the politicians in Washington do a good deed for some country who will betray us when the next government topples.
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Kiowa District Hospital in the black Certified Nurse Aide Class January 9 at manor and on-line
By Yvonne Miller Kiowa District Hospital Board members learned that as of the end of November, combining finances of both the hospital and manor shows they are in the black $154,653. Final end-of-year finances will be presented at a meeting after the first of the year after including December financials. This was at the board’s December meeting last Thursday night. Board President Zack Odell presided with members Dan Lukins and Robert Starks present. Both Robert Armbruster and Lori Schrock were absent from the meeting that lasted about an hour. District CEO Aldeen “Van” Vandeveer and CFO Janell Goodno also sat at the board table. Van said they’ve heard positive feedback from the recent public meeting that unveiled the drawing, construction and financing plans for Kiowa’s new hospital. It’s to be constructed on hospitalowned property on the south end of town, just west of the soccer field and accessible from Highway 8. Although the county allowed $4 million to Kiowa’s Hospital for improvements, approximate cost of the new hospital is $6.5 million. The hospital applied for a USDA Loan for the additional $2.5 (GAP funding) for the project. At Thursday’s meeting, the board approved three documents required for the USDA Loan Application. One is a Resolution Adopting and Providing for Standards for Procurement, Bidding and Contract Awards. Van said it basically means they’ll follow federal guidelines.
The second document approved is a Legal Services Agreement. Van said that generally has the hospital not lobbying any congressmen to get the loan. The third approved document is for Certification for Contracts, Grants and Loans. Van said the CFO is spearheading a plan with BKD (the hospital’s auditor and financial consultant) to get this loan. The Hospital Foundation started a “Where Community and Care Come Together” campaign to raise funds. Contact chairman Judy Schrock or the hospital to learn more about making a tax-deductible donation for the project. The Foundation hopes to raise the $2.5 million GAP funding and the additional approximately $1 million to equip the new facility. Hospital Financials and Statistics In November the hospital showed a gain of $12,801.70. Without tax support of $64,255.53, they would have had a loss of $51,453.83. The hospital’s gross patient revenue was $238,887.83. Total operating expenses were $290,341.66. Year-to-date the hospital is in the black $347,701,17. Contributing to that gain is $753,914.06 of tax support. The hospital had total outpatient visits of 500 in November which is about average. Total admissions were eight for 36 days of total acute and swingbed care. Clinic visits were steady at 359. Manor Financials and Information Odell said he’s received compliments about the manor’s food. Manor Director of Nurses Nicole Tronsgard said the manor dog “Pepper” she got from a women’s shelter is a big hit with residents. It’s a weiner dog and there for customers to love during the day.
For November the manor ended in the red, $7,779.42. That’s with the addition of $5,025.51 tax support. Net patient revenue was $110,859.14. Expenses increased near $40,000. Of that agency nursing pay increased over $10,000. Utilities, phone, repairs, etc., also increased. Year-to-date, the manor’s loss at the end of November was $193,047.45, of which $55,257.65 was tax support. The prior year that loss was $242,902.68. At the end of November, the manor’s patient census was 25 which is 69.4 percent occupancy. January 9 the manor conducts a (CNA) training class. They also offer the class on-line. Call the manor for further information. More Hospital Business Renewed insurance premiums received board approval for both the hospital and manor. CFO Goodno said both premiums were a slight decrease from last year. The hospital’s premium is $21,981. The premium for the manor is $28,098. At the request of Hospital Director of Nurses Karla Johnston, board approved purchase of a used Harmonic Scalpel for $2900. Johnston said the scalpel is used in surgery – specifically in Laparoscopic surgeries. She said Dr. Ransom said many times how beneficial this scalpel is and safer for patients. The Medicine Lodge Hospital upgraded their scalpel and Dr. Ransom suggested that Kiowa consider purchasing their used one, Johnston said. She said it’s much less costly than one she checked on with a refurbished equipment company for $11,450. Board approved the RM/QA report following a brief executive session.
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Raleigh recommended that McClellan review KOMA information with them as found in their Governing Body Handbook. McClellan said since the board is a five-member council, three members are really a quorum (although quorum is set at four members). “Any two of you can discuss an issue – but not more,” McClellan said, “or it’s a violation.” Chief Movie Theater Improvements Law presented a slideshow that revealed the needed improvements at the Chief Movie Theater. Approximate cost of improvements would be $123,900. The theater is a source of entertainment for young and old in Kiowa and a city priority for 2012. Biggest expense is $71,000 for a digital projector. The slideshow disclosed the outdated 35mm reel-to-reel projectors that Bob Cox scrounges to keep running. It’s becoming more difficult to find parts or movies available
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for that type projector. Other necessities for the theater and estimated costs include: roof repair, $14,612; new carpeting, $3787; new seating, $31,290; and sound boards, $3192. Law said they seek business donations – especially oil and gas companies as that business booms in this area. They also welcome any private donations. Law said the 2012 city budget includes up to $35,000 for the theater project. Bulk Water Sales A few meetings ago, council voted to increase the cost of Kiowa’s Bulk Water sales from 10 cents to 50 cents/ barrel. Realizing some oil companies were bypassing Kiowa’s water supply because of the higher price, council voted to reduce the cost to 35 cents per barrel as of Jan 1, 2012. Law said as of November 21, bulk water sales revenue was $30,369.32. Another $29,983.58 is due. This money is used to help the general fund. Council considers options on how to more accurately record bulk water usage. Administrator End of Year Thoughts Reflecting on 2011, Law said the city “remains financially healthy.” He said 2012 will be a year “to begin necessary updating and upgrading of city utilities, technology and services. “We are all anxious to see oil industry continue its climb and hope to accommodate any needs associated with such an occurrence,” Law said. He said the city needs to think of housing to accommodate oil business workers – besides homes, more places to park RV’s, etc. He said carryover is about $52,000, “So we should start off the new year in
a good place.” Significant projects for 2012 he listed were: stormwater drainage; street maintenance and improvement; maintain the electrical system; bowling alley abatement; property clean-up; movie theater. More City Business Cereal Malt Beverage Licenses were approved for Sideline and Corner Stop. The Data-Tech license was renewed for accounting software application. Cost was $3,815.54. Renewal is an increase of $215.97. The Annual Audit Agreement was renewed with Busby, Ford and Reimer, LLC. The cost increased $400 from $7950 to $8350. After much discussion regarding City Rights-of-Way, the board tabled a decision at the recommendation of attorney McClellan. At the end of the meeting Police Chief Mike Moreland requested the purchase of two tasers and two Crown Victoria police cars. He said the items just became available and he had no written proposal. Council agreed they will consider the equipment purchase in 2012. Council held a 30-minute executive session to discuss Employer-Employee relations and also the annual discussion of salary and wages. Law said no action was taken after return to open session regarding executive session items. At the request of Mayor Farney, council approved an end-of-year transfer from the general to the electric fund. Law said this will make a payment on firetrucks the city owns (the money was borrowed from the electric fund.) The amount will be whatever is left in the budget authority.
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South Barber FFA members competing at the Public Speaking in Ark City are: (Back Row L to R) – Courtney Roark, Eli Corino, Paige Koblitz, Keeli Hostetler, Naicee Gugelmeyer, Casey Williams, Paige Lambert and Daniel Anderson; (Front Row L to R) – Morgan Meyers, Montana McCullough, Moira Kimmell, Micaela Kirkwood and Kiera Yates.
South Barber FFA members earn honors in public speaking South Barber FFA Chapter Advisor Amanda Worthington complimented her students who competed at the Public Speaking Contest at Ark City earlier in December. Worthington said “after months of hard work,” students tested their speaking abilities in: public speaking, creed speaking, parliamentary procedure and ritual.
Seniors Moira Kimmell and Ali Thurman placed high enough to advance on to the state level at the beginning of May. Students participating and their results include: Freshman Paige Koblitz, 3rd overall; Sophomores – Courtney Roark, 3rd; Eli Corino, 5th; Paige Lambert, 6th; Kiera Yates, 7th; Juniors – Keeli Hostetler, 3rd;
Micaela Kirkwood, 4th. Senior division – Moira Kimmell, 4th ; Ali Thurman, 5th ; Brooke Murphy, 6th; Montana McCullough,10th; Creed Speaking – Morgan Meyers, 6th ; Daniel Anderson, 7th; Par Law team members placed 5th – Casey Williams, Moira Kimmell, Naicee Gugelmeyer, Ali Thurman, Montana McCullough, Brook Murphy.
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Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Log December 19, 2011 7:40 a.m. report of an individual violating his protective order in Aline, caller advised subject is following his daughter around, all is receiving well, respondent is at the high school. 9:42 p.m. report of semi in the middle of the road 9 west on 5th St, lights flashing, advised unit didn’t find anything. 10:18 p.m. report of a runaway in Cleo Springs, caller advised her grandson left with his girlfriend and won’t come home, talked to grandson and respondent. 11:05 p.m. report of cattle out 2 south of Cozy Curve, left message for possible owner. December 20, 2011 12:53 a.m. report of runaway in Cleo Springs, same individual got into fight with his mom and left with girlfriend
again, might be headed to Jet or Aline, he doesn’t have a driver’s license, spoke to unit who knows the whole situation, advised OHP, no one out, they need to report him missing with Major Co as a runaway, keep him posted. 7:10 a.m. minor accident on Carmen/Dacoma blacktop 1 north of cemetery, caller advised that one of their trucks crashed and the only damage is to their truck, 18 wheeler, leaking small amount of crude, advised OHP. 7:14 a.m. report of mud all over road 2 east of old flashing lights on Hwy 11, advised ODOT. 11:02 p.m. major accident in Jet, caller advised someone had run into a tree at 400 block of E Walnut, OHP has been notified, paged Jet FD, they had already been notified, Troop J requesting ambulance, advised Life EMS request.
December 21, 2011 2:26 a.m. report of couple arguing at 300 block of E 2nd in Helena, caller wants to leave with young child and take off walking to Enid but was told not to since it was too cold outside, went to check on respondent, she had calmed down and said she would stay there for tonight. December 22, 2011 6:17 a.m. medical call to 2 west of Carmen, caller advised he is having chest pain on his left side, needs an ambulance, paged Carmen, advised Life requested Helena Amb, Carmen Rescue on scene, Helena responding. 11:34 a.m. medical call to 400 block of N 5th in Carmen, caller advised she needs help, her body is real heavy, sounded short of breath, sent Carmen Rescue and paged out Helena, Carmen Rescue back at station, Helena took patient to hospital.
Alfalfa County Court Filings
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Misdemeanor Filings Saunders Shaun Nelson-Long, 26, Alva: Driving while license is under suspension. John Steven Allen, 34, OKC: Driving while license is under suspension. Protective Order Filings Joshua Davis vs. Wilton Jackson. Traffic Filings Lionel Perez Ochoa, 33, Perryton, TX: Transporting open container of beer ($316). Jimmy Edward Harrison, 17, Car-
thage, MO: Failure to carry insurance verification ($211.50). Elias Taylor Stonehocker, 22, Carmen: Failure to pay all taxes due state ($211.50). Tonya Lynn Tullis, 36, Bartlesville: Failure to carry insurance verification ($211.50). David Len Young, 50, Tahlequah: (1) Overwidth 9-6 legal 8-6 ($211.50); (2) Move oversize load after hours of darkness ($211.50). The following individuals received a citation for speeding: Cameron Walker Glenn, 30, Little Rock, AR: 1-10 over ($228.50); Tommy E. Bennett, 37, Cherokee: 21-25 over ($281.50); Lionel Perez Ochoa, 33, Perryton, TX: 31-35 over ($361.50); Tracy James Irwin, 47, Ponca City: 1-10 over ($228.50); Nathan A. Rice, 36, Carl Junction, MO: 1-10 over ($228.50); Tonya Lynn Tullis, 36, Bartlesville: 2630 over ($341.50); Robert Dale Mansel Jr, 21, Sterling: 15 over ($226.50); Jeffery Dean Andrews, 40, OKC: 1-10 over ($188.50). The following individuals received a citation for failure to wear seatbelt ($20 fine): Saunders Shaun Nelson-Long, 26, Alva; Elias Taylor Stonehocker, 22, Carmen.
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Alfalfa County Real Estate Transactions Start on Book 671, page 446 Real Estate Transfers Clifford Wayne Richter and Netta Stephenson to Clifford William Richter: the South Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 6, Township 25 North Range 10 WIM; quit claim deed. Tom Weber (husband of Ginger Aleta [Richter] Weber at the time of her death) and Kathryn Weber to Clifford William Richter: the South Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 6, Township 25 North, Range 10 WIM; quit claim deed. Shane J. Parker and Christina L.
Parker to Shane J. Parker and Christina L. Parker: the East Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 36, Township 25 North, Range 12 WIM; warranty deed. Christina L. Parker, fka Christina L. Buck, Trustee of the Christina L. Buck Trust dated Oct. 23, 2005, to Shane J. Parker and Christina L. Parker: the Northeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 26 North, Range 11 WIM; warranty deed. Chisholm Trail Properties, LLC, to Timothy P. Kirkham and Gena L. Kirkham: the Northeast Quarter of
the Northwest Quarter of Section 12, Township 24 North, Range 11 WIM; warranty deed. Mortgages Lynsie Strait to Southwest Stage Funding LLC dba Cascade Financial Services (Mesa, AZ): property commonly known as 8500 CR 650, Helena, OK; $193,617. Timothy P. Kirkham and Gena L. Kirkham to USAA Federal Savings Bank (San Antonio, Tex.): the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 12, Township 24 North, Range 11 WIM; $61,200.
Barber County Real Estate Transactions Beginning Book 135, Page 237 Real Estate Transfers Will D. Bell and Glenda M. Singer, as Trustees of the Bell Family Trust dated June 10, 1987, to Nancy K. Bell: the West Half of the East Half of Section 14, Township 30 South, Range 11 West, and the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 23, Township 30 South, Range 11 West; trustee’s deed. Elizabeth Bell and William Bell to Nancy K. Bell: the West Half of the East Half of Section 14, Township 30 South, Range 11 West, and the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 23, Township 30 South, Range 11 West; quit claim deed. Ellinor L. Bible to C. Mitchell Bible: the East Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 10 and the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 11, Township 30 South, Range 15 West; and the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 11, Township 30 South, Range 15 West; quit claim deed. The Peoples Bank (Pratt, KS) as Custodian for Ricky L. Pyle IRA aka Ricky L. Pyle, self-directed IRA under date of May 26, 1995 to Robert R. Stutler and Dorothy L. Studler: a tract of land as described. Also described as the West 72 feet 1 inch of Lot 34 and the West 72 feet 1 inch of the North 12 feet of Lot 32, on North Main Street, in the original Townsite of the City of Medicine Lodge; corporation deed (general warranty). Ricky L. Pyle to Robert R. Stutler and Dorothy L. Stutler: a tract of land as described. Also described as the West
72 feet 1 inch of Lot 34 and the West 72 feet 1 inch of the North 12 feet of Lot 32, on North Main Street, in the original Townsite of the City of Medicine Lodge; warranty deed. Teresa Louise Soria and Agie A. Soria to Charles E. Bird and Bernice A. Tyree: Lot 9 in Block 66 in the City of Hardtner; warranty deed. MTR Properties, LLC (KS) to Tami R. Myers and Randy I. Myers: Lots 1, 3, 5, and 7 on Second Avenue West in Proctor’s Addition to Sun City; quit claim deed. Gerald L. Black and Deitra D. Black to Troy B. Johnson and Kristine Chin Johnson: Lot 19 on North Main Street in the Original Townsite of the City of Medicine Lodge, and one-half interest in the North brick wall situated on Lot 17 on North Main Street in the Original Townsite of the City of Medicine Lodge, and all of benefit and right, title and interest in and to a certain Party Wall Contract of record as described, aka 119 N. Main Street; and Lot 21 on North Main Street in the Original Townsite of the City of Medicine Lodge; quit claim deed. The City of Sharon, KS to Lance Vandeveer and Karmen Vandeveer: Lots 10, 11, and 12 in Kemp and Rules Addition to the City of Sharon; municipal corporation warranty deed. Rodney W. Fischer and Billie Jo Fischer to Jack Lance Vandeveer and Karmen D. Vandeveer: a tract of land as decribed starting at the Southeast corner of Lot 13 in Kemp and Rules Addition to the City of Sharon, containing .18 acre
of land more or less; quit claim deed. The State of Kansas, acting by and through Debra L. Miller as Secretary of Transportation for the State of Kansas to Board of County Commissioners of Barber County: a tract of land as described in the North Half of Section 12, Township 32 South, Range 13 West of the 6th P.M., being a portion of a tract of land described as tract 5 in District Court Case No. 7676 in the District Court of Barber County; and a tract of land as described in the South Half of Section 12, Township 32 South, Range 13 West of the 6th P.M., being a portion of a tract of land described as tract 5 in District Court Case No. 7676 in the District Court of Barber County; quit claim deed. John W. Allen and Dawn Allen to John W. Allen and Dawn Allen as Trustees, or their successors in trust, under the Allen Living Trust dated March 10, 2011: the North Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 34, Range 13; and the Northeast Quarter; the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter; the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter; the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter; and the North Half of the Northwest Quarter— all in Section 26, Township 34, Range 13; and the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter; the Northeast Quarter; the South Half of the Northwest Quarter; the Southwest Quarter , and the North Half of the Southeast Quarter, all in Three, Township 34 South, Range 13; warranty deed. See Real
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Barber County Sheriffâ€™s Log 12-21-11 Tavy Dunn, Medicine Lodge, driving a 2005 Chev PU struck a deer about 1 1/2 miles west of Union Chapel. Unknown damage, no injury, accident report taken by BASO. 12-22-11 Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from south of Deerhead to Medicine Lodge Hospital and thence to Wichita. 12-23-11 Kiowa Ambulance transferred patient from Kiowa Hospital to Wichita. 12-23-11 Zachary Gilbert, Medicine Lodge, driving a 2005 Chev struck a deer on the River Road east of Lake City. Over $1,000 damage, no injury, accident investigated by Deputy Hall. 12-25-11 Norman Fileds, Medicine
Lodge, driving a 2008 Ford PU struck a deer on U160 about 4 miles west of Sharon. Over $1,000 damage, no injury, accident worked by BASO. 12-25-11 Kiowa Ambulance transported patient from Hardtner to Anthony. During the week officers received 9 reports of cattle out; one report of goats out; performed 9 Public Assists; and assisted two other agencies. Arrests: 12-19-11 William J Kaste, Kiowa, W/M, 50. Arrest by KWPD. Charge: Disorderly Conduct. Released 12-19-11 on $500 Cash Bond. 12-21-11 Christopher M Coultas, Medicine Lodge, W/M, 18. Arrest by BASO. Processed on Criminal Summons.
12-21-11 Tiffaney A Morgenstern, Medicine Lodge, W/F, 33. Arrest by BASO. Processed on Criminal Summons. 12-21-11 Nicole D Kirgan, Medicine Lodge, W/F, 29. Arrest by BASO. Processed on Criminal Summons. 12-22-11 Johnny L Bohannon Jr, Medicine Lodge, W/M, 18. Arrest by MLPD. Charged on Pratt County Warrant: Disorderly Conduct. Released 1223-11 on $500 Surety Bond. 12-23-11 Crystal D Starr, Pratt, W/F, 33. Arrest by BASO. Charge: Parole Violation. 12-24-11 Kassidy P Stricker, Helena, Oklahoma, W/F, 24. Arrest by KWPD. Charge: DUI. Released 12-24-11 on $750 Cash Bond.
Barber County Court Filings Criminal Filings Corey E. Turner, 1974, Medicine Lodge: Battery; Causing rude physical contact. Michael Christian Schrock, 1967, Kiowa: (1) Aggravated escape from custody; Offender with felony charge/conviction; (2) Attempted interference with LEO; Obstruct or resist unknown circumstance; (3) Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; 3rd conviction; (4) Transporting open container; (5) Vehicles; Unlawful Acts; e.g., registration; (6) Failure to yield at stop or yield sign. Nicole Diane Kirgan, 1982, Medicine Lodge: (1) Aggravated battery; Intentional great bodily harm or disfigurement; (2)
Criminal trespass; Remain in defiance of order by owner. Christopher M. Coultas, 1993, Medicine Lodge: (1) Aggravated battery; Intentional great bodily harm or disfigurement; (2) Assault; (3) Criminal trespass; Remain in defiance of order by owner. Tiffany Ann Morgenstern, 1978, Medicine Lodge: (1) Aggravated battery; Intentional great bodily harm or disfigurement; (2) Criminal trespass; Remain in defiance of order by owner. Tyler Ray Johnson, no age listed, Medicine Lodge: (1) Possession of certain hallucinogenic drugs; (2) Use/possess w/intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body. Brett Alan Neighbors Jr., 1985, Wichita: Possession of certain hallucinogenic drugs. Civil Filings Luty A. Armentrout and George C. Piersall vs. Aetna Township: Damages for an amount more than $10,000. Terry W. Garman, etal vs. Berexco LLC etal: Petition for Quiet Title. Limited Civil Filings FIA Card Services NA vs. James Baird: Indebtedness for an amount more than $5,000. Medicine Lodge Physicians Clinic vs. Harry E. Piper III, etal: Indebtedness for an amount more than $1,000. Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital vs. Harry E. Piper III, etal: Indebtedness for an amount more than $3,000. Traffic Filings Michael L. Burnett, 18, Pratt: Failure
to wear seatbelt ($10). Ernest E. Keller, 37, Medicine Lodge: Vehicles; Unlawful Acts; e.g., registration ($98). Maria S. Soto, 35, Wheeler, TX: Failure to yield at stop or yield sign ($173). Mark N. Youngers, 41, Prairie Village: Failure to yield at stop or yield sign ($173). The following individuals were cited for speeding: Eric V. Brewer, 30, Alva, OK: 79 in 65 ($167). Tyler T. Ricke, 25, Hazelton: 78 in 55 ($230). Ryan D. Swaim, 28, Edmond, OK: 84 in 65 ($197). Daniel R. Bergman, 21, Palestine, TX: 79 in 65 ($167). James K. Hayes, 51, Monett, MO: 76 in 65 ($149). Blaine A. Kaufman, 19, Pretty Prairie: 81 in 65 ($179). Michael M. Kudlacek, 34, Lincoln, NE: 80 in 65 ($168.50). Adam Madrid, 21, Odessa, TX: 76 in 65 ($149). Tony A. Marshall, 39, Weatherford, TX: 77 in 65 ($155). Christopher D. Miller, 48, Iowa, LA: 71 in 65 ($143). Francis P. Rotello, 36, Sanger, TX: 80 in 65 ($173). Perry L. Smith, 54, Wamego: 65 in 55 ($128). Joseph A. Venable, 32, Alvin, TX: 77 in 65 ($155).
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These youths from the Catholic Church ride on a float in Kiowa’s Christmas Parade before they take their places in front of their church for a Live Nativity Scene, a tradition the Catholic Church shares with the community each year. In picture: (starting at red robe) Santana Reeves, Breanna Reeves, Ana Wilhelm, Raef Wilhelm, Jack Francis, (just above Jack) Sophie Francis, Hesston Alexander, Teagon Reeves, Bryce Roberts, Anton Reeves. Photo by Yvonne Miller
Kelly and Jenny Stewart’s children recreate the Nativity scene on a float during Kiowa’s Christmas Parade Sunday evening: Angel – Kayli; Mary and Joseph – Alysson and Gabe; Little Shepherd – Sterling; Shepherds – Staci and Carter. Photo by Yvonne Miller You know you’re in a small rural town when one of the most festively-decorated floats is an implement – but how pretty this Williams’ spray rig is with colorful icicle lights as it leads Kiowa’s Christmas parade! Photo by Yvonne Miller
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At right: Not too many entries in the Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest at Kiowa’s Christmas Open House, but lots of laughs! Lauren Lagos, 9, of Burlington is the winner. Other contestants are Nicole Kraft and Cindy Archuleta. All won gift certificates from Kiowa businesses. Photo by Yvonne Miller
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Judy D. Tucker to Matthew A. Tucker and John W. Allen, Trustees under the Judy Tucker Grantor Trust, dated Mar. 10, 2011: a tract of land as described in the South Half of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 12, Township 35 South, Range 11 West of the 6th Principal Meridian; warranty deed. Judy D. Tucker to Matthew A. Tucker and John W. Allen, Trustees under the Judy Tucker Grantor Trust, dated Mar. 10, 2011: All of Section 23, Township 34, Range 13; and the East 1,574.8 feet of the West Half of Section 33, Township 34, Range Thirteen; and Lot 1 and the East 1574.8 feet of Lot 2, Section 4, Township 35, Range 13; warranty deed. Brett M. Edwards and Elizabeth M. Edwards to Phillip D. Simpson: Lots 17, 19, and 21 in Block F in Hammond’s Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge; quit claim deed. Stephen C. Bryan and Suellen Bryan, members of Country Place LLC to Denise L. Socall: the West 5 feet of Lot 25 and all of Lots 27 and 29 on Kansas Avenue West in the Original Townsite of the City of Medicine Lodge; warranty deed. Correne June Johnson, Trustee of the Paul Weston Johnson and Correne June Johnson Living Trust dated Mar. 21, 1994 to the By-Pass Trust under the terms of the Paul Weston Johnson and Correne June Johnson Living Trust dated Mar. 21, 1994: a one-third interest in the West Half of the Northwest Quarter, the Southwest Quarter of Section 10, and the east Half of the East Half of Section 9, all in Township 30 South, Range 14 of the 6th P.M.; trustee’s deed. Landon C. Cunningham and Andrea K. Cunningham to Wayne C. Rucker and Lisa M. Rucker: the West 28 feet of Lot 4, all of Lot 6, and the East 10 feet of Lot 8, on Second Avenue West in the Original Townsite of the City of Medicine Lodge; warranty deed. Maida Anne Packard to Sherrill Kay Packard Orr: Lots 44 and 45 in Block 3 in Cook, Standiford and Company’s Second Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge; and the North 100 feet of the West 15 feet of Lot 42 and the North 100 feet of Lot 43, in Block 3 in Cook, Standiford and Company’s Second Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge; quit claim deed.
Sherill Kay Packard Orr and Louis L. Orr, III, to Sherill Kay Packard Orr and Lous L. Orr, III: Lots 44 and 45 in Block 3 in Cook, Standiford and Company’s Second Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge; and the North 100 feet of the West 15 feet of Lot 42 and the North 100 feet of Lot 43, in Block 3 in Cook, Standiford and Company’s Second Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge; warranty deed. Darrel E. Soucie and Vivian E. Soucie, Trustees under the Darrel E. Soucie and Vivian E. Soucie Trust dated July 3, 1995 to Celia Faye Conaway: the West 37 feet of the North 56 feet of Lot 11 in Block 116 in the Town Company’s addition to the City of Kiowa; and the East 13 feet of the North 56 feet of Lot 11 and the North 56 feet of Lot 12 in Block 116 in the Town Company’s Addition to the City of Kiowa; warranty deed. Steve K. Waldschmidt and Dianna Waldschmidt to Carolyn Jean McCullough, Trustee of the Carolyn Jean McCullough Revocable Trust dated Mar. 4, 2008: a tract of land as described in the West Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 21, Township 32 South, Range 11 West of the 6th Principal Meridian; warranty deed. Sunghoon Lee to Ronald D. Molz and Kristi L. Molz: the South Half and the South Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 3; and the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 10, Township 33 South, Range 10 West of the 6th Principal Meridian; warranty deed. Douglas J. Ternes Revocable Trust dated Dec. 15, 1994 to MSK Capital, LLC (KS): a parcel of land as described in the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 2, Township 31 South, Range 15 West of the 6th Principal Meridian; quit claim deed. Cody L. Miller and Jennifer C. Miller to Cody L. Miller as trustee, or his successors in trust, of the Cody L. Miller Trust dated April 14, 2011: (1) Lot 6 and the West Half of Lot 7, Block 1, Deal’s Replat of a part of Highland Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge, aka 416 W. Anthony Ave.; (2) Lots 5, 6, and 7, Block 11, Highland Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge, aka 410 W. Stolp Street; (3) Lot 1 in Hibbard’s Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge, 805 AWay Street; (4) Lots 66, 68, 70, and 72,
Block F, including East Half of vacated street adjacent on the west, Hammond’s Addtion to the City of Medicine Lodge, aka 106 W. Petit; (5) Lots 13, 14 and 15, Block 5, Cook, Standiford and Co’s Revised Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge, aka 307 S. Main; (6) Lot 96, Block 6, Oil Hill Subdivision, an addition to the City of Medicine Lodge, aka 200 W. Blackgold Avenue; and (7) the East Half of Lot 2, Central Avenue West, Stolp’s Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge, aka 422 W. Third Avenue; warranty deed. Walter B. Delong and LaVeda F. Delong to James E. Powell and Mava Dawn Powell: Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 in Block 92 in the City of Hardtner; warranty deed. Mortgages Beginning Book 201 Page 357 J. Paul Cox aka James Paul Cox to the United States of America acting through the Farm Service Agency for the United States Department of Agriculture: all of Section 14, and the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 13; and a tract of land described as follows, commencing at the Southeast Corner of the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 13, thence East 40 rods, thence North 20 rods, thence West 40 rods, thence South 20 rods to the place of beginning, all in Township 30 South, Range 15, WPM: $300,000. J. Paul Cox to First National Bank in Pratt: the South Half of Section 13, Township 30 South, Range 15, WPM, and the North Half of the Northeast Quarter and the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 30 South, Range 15, WPM: $60,000. Bert L. Gillig aka Bertie L. Gillig and Beverly K. Gillig to the United States of America acting through the Farm Service Agency for the United States Department of Agriculture: (1) West Half of the Northwest Quarter, the West Half of the East Half of the Northwest Quarter and the East Half of the East Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 29, Township 34 South, Range 10, WPM; (2) North Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 32, Township 34 South, Range 10, WPM: $100,000. Douglas B. Hanna and Elizabeth A. See Real
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Drivers for all shifts. Earn over $1,500 weekly/$17-$19.50 hourly. Excellent benefits. Over 30 years in business. Come be a valued member of our growing Carpentry company that takes pride in Interior-Exterior improvements. our equipment and provides Room additions. Plaster Repair extensive oilfield training. & Painting. Handicap Upgrades. Nicholas Services, 620-930-7511 Will also accommodate Farm & CDL Drivers Needed Ranch. 580-307-4598 or 620825-4285. Oilfield hauling 3 years exp. Current DOT Medical Certificate Oil/Gas Mineral Leases and current MVR. 10 years Please contact us if you are prev employment history. DOT interested in leasing or selling Regulations and Drug Testing. your minerals. We provide Good pay and extra pay for services to Oil and Gas Mineral HazMat. Health Insurance after Owners. Our efforts create 90 days. Please apply online at healthy competition resulting dunnstankservice.com. Questions in higher bonus amounts and please call 580-444-7241 superior lease terms. Professional Help Wanted References Available. 580-3274440 or 580-327-7889. www. Can-Ok Oilfield Services, Inc. is MineralMarketing.Com looking for a Service Technician in the Alva area. Oilfield Attn:Hunters/Trappers experience a plus. Must pass a Kan/Okla Fur Co will be in Alva pre-employment drug screen starting Dec 4th every Sunday at and have a clean driving record. 619 E Flynn 1-3pm to buy fur. Insurance requires a minimum of 620-892-5895 21 years of age. To be considered please call our office at 405-222Employment 2474 between 2-4pm weekdays Wanted or email resume to 887 CR 1405 Chickasha, OK 73018 Experienced Rig Operator and Floorhands for double triple Erikson Steel workover rig in Southern Kansas. now hiring Welders with CDL required. Clean driving potential as shop foreman. CDL record required and must pass Drivers local hauling only. drug screening. To apply 316Overhead door installers and 772-2971. Berexco LLC department head. Pay correlates Help Wanted with experience, ability, work and driving history. Erikson Steel Salt Fork Adventure Program in is fast growing Christian Based Nash, OK, is hiring PT Floor Staff Company and Equal Opportunity to supervise juvenile boys. State Employer. Call 580-327-3638 or background check required. Call 108 N College for application 580-839-2320 for application
Collectibleâ€™s Specializing in Estate Liquidation and Ebay Sales
Janet Stout, 15 Yrs Experience 308 S. Florida Cherokee, OK 73728 580/829-3062 or 580/596-2110 Leave Message Check out our website at estatesalesbyjan.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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Truck driver Class A CDL. Local NW Oklahoma deliveries. Home every night. Must have or be willing to get Haz-Mat and tanker endorsements. Benefits include Health Insurance, Retirement, Paid Vacation, Uniforms and Bonuses. Competitive Pay. PickUp application at Garnett Oil Co. 580-327-2691
Washer, Dryer, Refrigerator. Dining Table and Chairs. Piano, Porch Swing on Frame. 580-3077466
We are still Buying Car, Can, Copper, Aluminum, Iron, Tin and Brass. Scribner Salvage. 1208 Fair. 580-3271313
Hawley Services, Inc. Class A for Pete Garvey. Friday, 2-4pm in CDL. Will license and train new Post Office Lobby drivers. Alva area. Contact Mark Riding Lessons at 580-554-3913 at Legacy Ranch Sat, Dec 31 by Miscellaneous World Champion Barrel Racer Used Tires Colette Baier. Call 785-764-1150 for reservations 1 pair American General P245/70R17. 3 Goodyear Real Estate Wranglers 265/70R17. All have Storage Unit good tread. $30/each. 580-4301642 For Rent. 580-430-6807 Holiday Matinees:
Rialto is now showing matinees everyday at 1:30pm. Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Sherlock Holmes. 580-327-0535
2bdrm Trailer. $250/Month + Bills. Nothing fancy. 580-4306052
Dr. Kinzie Says Thanks
For Rent 2bd apt. No Pets/$400. 580-4306807 For Sale
“Thank you for all of our patients and the people of Alva and the surrounding communities for making 2011 a great year! Best wishes for 2012!” Dr. Elizabeth Kinzie and staff. Call 580-4303366
Unique dwelling. Former Church Cathedral Ceilings, large congregating areas. Many rooms. Many options. United Country/ Kohlrus Real Estate. 580-3274007. www.kohlrus.com
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‘01 Keystone Cougar 28ft 5th Wheel with slide, triple bunks, sofa and booth sleepers, queen bed in front. $13,500. 580-8846195
land around Manchester, OK. Interested inquiries please call 918-329-9128 and leave name, contact phone number and legal description
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Want to Buy If you are interested in selling all or part of your mineral rights call Steve Redgate, Waynoka, OK. 580-824-3501 For Sale or Rent 3bdrm, 1bth, fireplace, large fenced in backyard. 620-213-0003 Rent to Own 1011 S. Grand Ave Cherokee; 4 bed, 2 1/2 bath, 1 story, vinyl sided home. Island kitchen, all appliances stay, including washer & dryer. Has family room with gas log fireplace, all new flooring, new tornado shelter, fenced rear yard, 1 car attached garage. $79,000. 10,000 down. $5000 less for cash offer. $660/Month. 712-542-0103, 712-303-9649
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The child seemed to show puzzling signs that went beyond typical new baby issues, said her mother, Doleta Wood. “We had a baby that had projectile vomiting and she was constantly hungry. We would feed her and feed her and feed her. And she’d vomit,” Wood said. Her parents spent nights walking the floor with their colicky baby and days taking her to doctor after doctor. Even long after she outgrew the colicky stage, entered childhood and became an adult, Payton remained thin and sickly, suffering from asthma, allergies and nausea. She went through frequent bouts of vomiting and inability to swallow. Still, Payton homeschooled her ac-
tive sons, Skyler, 15, and Blayne, 12, and she did her best to work around her poor immune system, sickness, bronchitis and pneumonia. “With each child, I got sicker,” Payton said. Shortly after she and her husband, Brian Payton, welcomed their third son, Tate, to the family seven years ago, her difficulty swallowing flared up, along with bouts of sore throat, extreme chest pains and burning esophagus. Her mother, a registered nurse, has turned the care of her daughter into another job, taking her to see doctors and sometimes falling asleep at her computer while she searches for answers on the Internet and in books. One day as Wood was about to leave the kitchen of her daughter’s Choctawarea home, Payton grabbed her mother’s arm. “Mom, I have to have a drink of water. So don’t leave me,” she said. “The throat spasms were so bad, they literally knocked her to the floor. She’d fall to her knees,” Wood said, crying and apologizing for her tears. The string of doctors and tests continued year after year as her symptoms See Swallow Page 46
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declined at times and increased at others. Payton had X-rays, heart monitors, ultrasounds, MRIs, CT scans, biopsies, sinus surgery and gall bladder surgery. At last, around Christmas 2008, her allergist, Dr. Warren Filley, referred her to Dr. Philip Miner, an OU Medical Center gastroenterologist and president and medical director of the nonprofit Oklahoma Foundation for Digestive Research. Payton said within minutes of telling her story to Miner’s physician’s assistant, he told her what was wrong. Twelve years ago, even before “eosinophilic esophagitis” had become a medical term, Miner had written a paper on the little-understood issue. He described the condition of a woman who couldn’t swallow within five minutes of eating pheasant provided by her husband, who was a hunter. Miner said the disorder, sometimes called “EE,” involves cells of the immune system that interact to protect the human body. “Those are the cells that are there to
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serve and to protect. But this is serving and protecting gone astray,” Miner said. The cells cycle in and out of activity over the human life span and are often associated with certain foods. When the cells become overactive, they may cause spasms of the esophagus and gastrointestinal symptoms. One way of managing the disorder is to identify and avoid foods that trigger the response. Miner said he advises patients to avoid the “seven deadly sins” of beef, pork, wheat, onions, chocolate, tomatoes and orange juice, all commonly associated with immunologic problems in the gastrointestinal tract. Payton now avoids those things. While drugs that block the eosinophil activation now are under investigation, one treatment is to have the patient swallow an inhaled steroid designed to go into the lungs. “Dr. Miner put me on the inhaler. In three days, I went from Ensure and, literally straining things from cheese cloth, to eating scrambled eggs. I was kissing his feet,” Payton said.
But the troublesome cells seem to have become overactive again. She has been unable to eat because of difficulty swallowing over the past three months. One recent dinnertime, she happily sipped a bit of cheese sauce from her homemade macaroni and cheese but couldn’t eat the meal she prepared for her family. “She is wasting away,” Wood tearfully said of her daughter. Payton just received a $500 box of a promising new predigested food formula and continues working with her doctor. But she’s worried that her youngest son may suffer from the problem. The 7-year-old shows symptoms, including choking so severely he’s been rushed to the emergency room. “If there’s someone out there scratching their head because they have a baby who’s choking on food or if they have a teen who seems anorexic, maybe they’re not lying. Maybe they can’t swallow,” Payton said. “There’s no cure and may never be. But there’s hope.”
Glomb to Citizens Bank of Kansas: Lot 3 in Block 5 in Regnier’s Amended Revised 2nd Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge: $51,813. Cody R. Andrews to Quicken Loans Inc: the East 60 feet of Lots 10, 12, 14, 16 & 18 in Block A in Hammond’s Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge: $52,797. Ryan S. Dohm and Sandra F. Dohm to the United States of America acting through the Farm Service Agency for the United States Department of Agri-
culture: the South Half of Section 10, Township 32 South, Range 10, WPM, except the following described tract, commencing at the Southeast corner of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 10, thence North 89 degrees 48 minutes 46 seconds West along the South line of said Section 10 a distance of 754 feet to the point of beginning, thence continuing North 89 degrees 48 minutes 46 seconds West along the South line of said Section 10 a distance of 396 feet, thence North 0 degrees 22 minutes 39 seconds West a distance of 330 feet, thence South 89 degrees 48 minutes 46 seconds East a distance of 396 feet, thence South 0 degrees 22 minutes 39 seconds East to a point on the South line of said Section 10 a distance of 330 feet to the point of beginning: $257,000. Terry M. Ricke and Renee L. Ricke to the United States of America acting through the Farm Service Agency for the United States Department of Agriculture: the North 250 acres of Section 29,
Township 32 South, Range 11, WPM: 2 notes totaling $261,270. Aaron E. Hott and Kelsey Renee Hott to Mortgage Investment Services Corporation: Lot 14 in Block B in Forsyth Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge: $104,774. Michael H. Koppitz and Debra A. Koppitz to Farm Credit of Enid: Lots 1-6 and the South Half of the North Half and the North Half of the North Half of the South Half of Section 2, Township 35 South, Range 12, WPM: $251,000. James Eric Jahay and Julie Nichole Jahay to JP Morgan Chase Bank: the West Half of Block 13 and all of Block 14 in the City of Hazelton, and commencing at the corners of Sections 9, 10, 15 & 16, Township 34 South, Range 10, WPM, thence North a distance of 8.98 chains, thence East a distance of 8.28 chains, thence South a distance of 8.98 chains, thence West a distance of 8.28 chains to the place of beginning, except highway right of way: $62,398.
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