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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. Kay and Jerry Williams will entertain at 12:30 p.m. 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. 10 a.m. Nescatunga Arts & Humanities Council will meet at the Runnymede. 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. 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.

Chesapeake donates pickup to Cherokee Chesapeake Energy Corporation donated a 2009 Ford F250 pickup truck to the city of Cherokee, Oklahoma, Friday. The vehicle will be used primarily in the parks and maintenance department. Chesapeake representatives and state legislators presented the truck to Mayor Karen Hawkins and city staff. “On behalf of the city of Cherokee, thank you to Chesapeake for donating this vehicle,” Mayor Hawkins said. “Having a reliable vehicle for our maintenance department will benefit many in

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our community.” Oklahoma House Speaker Pro Tem Jeff Hickman, a native of Cherokee, commented on the donation, “Chesapeake has been a great community partner in Alfalfa County. It is exciting to see corporations provide much-needed support to these rural communities when state funding is limited.” State Sen. David Myers said, “Thanks to Chesapeake for providing Cherokee with a vehicle. It is great to

see companies giving assets back to rural communities, which benefit citizens for years to come.” Chesapeake Corporate Development Manager James Roller said, “On behalf of all Chesapeake employees, it is a pleasure to provide the city of Cherokee with a vehicle. We appreciate Sen. Myers’ and Rep. Hickman’s service in Alfalfa County. Together, we are able to assist communities where we live, work and play.”

House Speaker Pro Tem Jeff Hickman, Sen. David Myers, Mayor Karen Hawkins, Chesapeake’s James Roller, and City Manager Don Bowman accept a pickup donated by Chesapeake to the City of Cherokee .


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Maxson-Ferrell Semi crash announce engagement injures Burlington woman

Megan Maxson and Bo Ferrell

Megan Maxson and Bo Ferrell are set to marry on August 27, 2011 at 5 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Miami, Oklahoma. Minister Leon Weece will officiate. Megan is the daughter of Rockne Maxson and Judy Crawford of Miami, Oklahoma. Megan’s grandparents are Betty Buzzard-Wright, Quapaw, Oklahoma, the late Albert “Buzz” Buzzard, and the late Wauyaugh and Ruth Maxson of Welch, Oklahoma. Bo is the son of Mickey and Sheila Ferrell of Burlington, Oklahoma. Bo’s grandparents are Ruth Ferrell, Burlington and the late Bill Ferrell, Margaret Thompson, Alva and the late James Thompson. Both Megan and Bo are graduates of Oklahoma State University. Megan received her degree in Human Development and Family Sciences in 2008. Bo received an Agribusiness degree in 2005. Megan is the Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Extension Agent for K-State Research and Extension in Harper County in Anthony, Kansas. Megan was formerly an OSU Extension Agent in Nowata County. Bo is a landman in the oil and gas industry as well as a farmer and rancher. The couple will make their home in Byron, Oklahoma.

By Jim Stout A crash with a semi sent a Burlington woman to a Kiowa Hospital, according to a report by Trooper Darrin Lancaster of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Deveda Martin McWilliams, 77, Burlington, was hospitalized in stable condition, the OHP reported, with forehead and trunk internal and external injuries. McWilliams and the semi had been westbound at 13:33 p.m. Monday on SH-11 a mile west of the SH-8 junction west of Burlington and south of Kiowa, the OHP reported. Her 2007 Ford utility slowed and the 1998 Mack Semi driven by Micheal Ray Calwonsen, 34, Fairview, could not stop, the report said. The semi swerved to the right, then to the left before striking the Ford which spun into the south ditch, the report said, and the semi then came to a controlled stop in the westbound lane of SH-11. Seatbelts were in use in both vehicles, the report said. Responding to the scene in addition to Trooper Lancaster were OHP Trooper Randy McCullough, Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Office, Burlington Fire Department and Kiowa EMS.


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Tiny school district is doing something right FISD carryover is $627,000 By Roger McKenzie A huge increase in carryover reported by Superintendent Richard Gleave in his administrative report, the search for a basketball and track coach, and the resignation and replacement of a 25 year employee highlighted the Monday night meeting of the Freedom Public School. The savings generated by operating on a four day week (salaries, utilities, etc.), a big jump (over $54,000) in gross production revenues, and other sources more than offset a drop in state aid of about $46,000. The result is an almost 250 percent increase in the carryover from a year ago. Last year, Supt. Gleave said he was “ecstatic” when he reported a $252,049.75 carryover for Freedom’s General Fund—the biggest in 10 years. This year, there should be no controlling him because he reported a General Fund carryover of $627,120.63. In addition to the General Fund balance, he noted the Building Fund totaled $79,506.49. The Sinking Fund has $40,541.37 in hit. The only negative was the school’s Child Nutrition Fund, which needs $4,439.82 put into it to reach a zero balance. The good financial news stems primarily from savings, cost cutting, and from increased gross production revenues, REA tax, and an increased health benefit allowance. Supt. Gleave reported gross production revenues are up from $163,932.30 last year at

this time to $218,698.44. The REA (Rural Electrification Association) tax produced over $5,000 more than a year ago—from $73,359.82 to $78,763.40. The state also giveth and taketh away. It is providing the district with a health benefit allowance of $83,351.68, which is up from last year’s $79,814.79. But it is also providing $204,763 in state aid salary incentive, which is down from last years total of $251,278. Supt. Gleave noted that part of the decline in state aid resulted from the fact there is no more federal stimulous money coming Freedom’s way. After the resignation Devon Thrash as basketball and track coach, Mr. Gleave reported he had four applications for that position (which includes physical education) and will be interviewing this week. He also noted a few dates, including: ● Aug. 5—school enrollment and physicals for athletes and bus drivers. ● Aug. 9—teachers report. ● Aug. 11—first day of classes. ● Aug. 18-20—Freedom Rodeo. In her Principal’s Report, Charla Gleave mentioned that the school supplies, provided to each student in the district by the Freedom Education Foundation, were in. She noted the Aug. 20 Red Bluff Classic 5K and Fun Run, part of the Freedom Rodeo and emphasized the school’s commitment to ACE (Achieving Classroom Excellence) standards and well as promotions to encourage reading and math. The board approved renewing Freedom’s membership in the

Northwest Administrator’s Association and the Cooperative Council Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA) and participation in the Child Nutrition Program for 2011-12. Supt. Gleave will represent the district for each organization. The lone milk bid from Hiland Dairy was accepted and approval was given to co-op once again with the Waynoka School District to provide alternative education for Freedom students if necessary. A change order policy approved last year to respond to minor adjustments up to $500 without additional board action was approved again. The board approved Supt. Gleave’s recommendation that the district accept the 2011-12 state minimum salary schedule. After a lengthy discussion, the board approved minor changes to the Parent/Student Handbook. Authorization was also given to Supt. Gleave to approve or disapprove all fund-raisers for the upcoming school year. It was determined that the Concussion Policy on the meeting agenda had previously been passed last year and required no further action. After an executive session to discuss extra duty assignments and the hiring of a payroll/encumbrance clerk, the board in open session voted to approve extra duty assignments and the hiring of Cindy Reed as of Aug. 1 to replace Mardonna Brady as payroll and encumbrance clerk. Brady will stay on until Sept. 30 training Reed. Brady submitted her resignation earlier in the month after 25 years of service at Freedom. There were tears from both Brady and board members as Supt. Gleave told the board, “How thankful I am to Mardonna for getting me through these two years.” In her resignation letter, Brady said it was her time to retire, but that the decision was one of the hardest she has had to make. “I am honored to have been given the job and appreciate your trust, patience, and loyalty to me,” she said in the letter. “I have loved this job and have been so thankful for it and all the people that I have worked with. Some lifetime friendships have been made here. I absolutely adore all the children See Freedom Page 28


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Lynn Says

Excellent tips for hanging on to a job By Lynn L. Martin A recent book, The Professional: Defining the New Standard of Excellence at Work (Portfolio/ Penguin; Available now), lays out nine potential careerkilling behaviors observed in real life. The bottom line: succeeding within an organization and building a career are about more than talent and producing good work on occasion, according to author Subroto Bagchi. The tips below that author Bagchi are excellent. They apply to virtually any career. These ought to be taught in every public school at all grade levels. Here’s a quick summary supplied by Bagchi: Good jobs are scarce these days, so you might think people would be careful to hang on to work when they’ve got it. Yet many employees sabotage their own careers through excruciatingly illconceived – and easy to avoid – work habits. You have to maintain your personal integrity, take responsibility

for your actions, and nurture habits and practices that define true professionalism over time. If you do lapse into even one of these behaviors on a regular basis, you ultimately will do the most harm to yourself. Blow Deadlines You’re not in college anymore. Think about the inconvenience to others when your work is late. Fudge the Truth Over-promising on project potential, underreport problems ... you may not mean to lie, but your reputation gets whacked. Cover Up Conflicts Getting caught in a conflict of interest (e.g., relationships, investments) could bring a pink slip. Ignore Privacy Never assume consent to share business-related information Plagiarize Credit your sources, or Google will bust you. Pass the Buck Taking responsibility – even if it costs in the short term – shows real leadership. Pad Your Resume Know the difference between

expertise and working knowledge, and be honest about which one you have. Jump Around Changing jobs too often makes you look like a mercenary – not worth longterm investment. Look Like a Bum Dress for business. Tuck your shirt in. Approach personal hygiene at work like you would on a date.

Waynoka blood drive 3-7 p.m. next Monday

Waynoka-area residents have an opportunity to donate blood 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, August 1 at the Chamber Office on 116 Main Street through Oklahoma Blood Institute. Donations can save up to three lives. All Waynoka donors will receive a voucher for two tickets to the Oklahoma City Zoo, a “feel strong,” zoothemed T-shirt, and health screenings. “With less than 10% of the eligible population actually donating blood, we are grateful for groups such as Waynoka community that help us keep an adequate blood supply in the difficult summer months,” said Dr. John Armitage, OBI President and CEO. August is the final month for blood donors to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by forgoing the Tshirt offered in appreciation for giving blood. In turn, OBI will make a monetary donation of similar value to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Anyone who is 16 years old* and generally in good health can donate blood. Blood donations can be made every 56 days. Oklahoma Blood Institute is the ninth largest, non-profit blood center in America, supplying blood to 131 medical facilities in Oklahoma, including Share Medical Center. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Oklahoma Blood Institute at 877-340-8777 or visit us at www.obi.org.


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Commission recommends changed zoning regs to Kiowa Council By Yvonne Miller Kiowa’s Planning Commission met last Wednesday evening for their monthly meeting. Topping the agenda was discussion about the proposed zoning and subdivision regulations following a public hearing hearing last month. City Administrator Nathan Law met with commission members: Stan Michel, Kassidy Stricker, Tammy Hill, R.L. Simpson and Kim Blevins at the city office. After much discussion, the commission voted to submit the proposed zoning and sub-division regulations as changed to the city council for consideration. The city council’s next meeting is August 8. Law confirmed some of the changes to the proposed zoning rules and regulations are a result of public input at the hearing. At the meeting Planning Consultant David Yearout of Eldorado conversed with commission members through speaker phone. Some of the main issues addressed regarded: • height of fences in residents’ front yards (a four-foot restriction) • removing language regarding front yard items (like swing sets, etc.) • simplifying the document by creating an index to navigate the information easier; • remove all the signage language; add illustrations for an easier understanding of what is stated in the narrative; • remove the definitions/terms from

the document and move to the appendix with rules and regulations; • increase the number of employees allowed to work at a home-based business. City Councilman Bill Watson was in the audience and suggested the number of employees be four instead of three. Michel pointed out safety issues in neighborhoods with more traffic, parking, etc., with additional employees. Councilman Rus Molz was also in the audience. These are just some of the issues discussed. Yearout agreed to send revised documents for commission members’ re-

view. The commission members agreed council members need the proposed zoning regs about a week before their August meeting for review before rendering a decision. Law said he had not received additional comments from the public regarding zoning since the hearing. Other Issues Discussed Law reminded that demolition of Delfred Ashbaker’s garage, deemed an unsafe structure by council’s engineer, was to happen Wednesday, July 27. See Kiowa Page 38

This was the scene in Delfred Ashbaker’s yard Monday, two days before Kiowa’s City Council was to have his garage, deemed an unsafe structure, demolished. Apparently Ashbaker decided to dismantle the garage himself, before anyone else came on his property. The garage was standing where this truck full of debris is sitting. Photo by Yvonne Miller


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Obituaries JOHN DAY ‘SPIKE’ HARSHBARGER John Day “Spike” Harshbarger, age 76, died July 23, 2011 at his home in Wamego, Kansas, after a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma. He was born March 31, 1935 at his grandparent’s home three miles north of Amorita, Oklahoma near the Kansas/Oklahoma border. His parents were Alfred F. Harshbarger and Helen (Marsh) Harshbarger. Spike attended many schools as a child as his father was in the oil field industry. He graduated from Kiowa, Kansas High School in 1953 and attended Wichita State University on a football scholarship. After lettering his freshman year, he transferred to Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva. While at Northwestern, he was a multi-sport standout, earning nine varsity letters in football, basketball, gymnastics, and track. Also while at Northwestern, he met the love of his life, Gwen B. Ashcraft, of Englewood, Kansas. They were married in Englewood on July 15th, 1956. Spike graduated from Northwestern in 1957 with a degree in Physical Education and Social Sciences. Following college, he joined the Army where he continued his athletic accomplishments. In the Second Army Championships at Fort Lee, VA, he won the pole vault and discus, and placed 2nd in the javelin. He was selected among 320 athletes as “outstanding Army Athlete.” In 1968 Spike moved his family to Wamego and while there he taught History, driver’s education, psychology, career education and first aid and safety. He was inducted into the

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Hall of Fame in February 2002 and into the Wamego Sports Hall of Fame in January, 2008. Spike devoted his life to his wife and family, his Savior Jesus Christ, and to all of his students and athletes. He loved to reminisce about the classroom and the athletic field. His cross country and track athletes held a special place in his heart. He was a teacher in the truest sense of the word. Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years Gwen, his children Alan and wife Janell of Topeka, Kansas, Scott of Westmoreland, Kansas, and Lynda and husband Dave Shepherd of Overland Park, KS. Also surviving are six wonderful grandchildren: Bret, Maci, Ryan, Jory, Layne, and Landon. He is also survived by two sisters, Alfreda and husband John White of Alva, Wilma Moore of Anthony, Kansas, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Spike was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Helen, and his mother-in-law Chloe Hitz. Funeral services for Spike will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, Wamego. Burial will follow at Wamego City Cemetery. He will lie in-state beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego, where family will greet friends during a visitation from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to PRN Home Health and Hospice in Wamego, Kansas and may be left in care of the Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego, PO Box 48, 66547. Online condolences may be left at www. stewartfuneralhomes.com.

CAROL MURRY CYRIL, OKLAHOMA—Services are pending with Marshall Funeral Home, Alva.

NWOSU plans emergency drill at 8 a.m. Wednesday Northwestern Oklahoma State University will conduct an emergency response exercise on its Alva Campus at 8 a.m., Wednesday, July 27. The exercise will involve Campus Police and local and county law enforcement agencies and emergency response teams. The exercise should last approximately one hour. Vehicle entrance to campus from Oklahoma Boulevard could be disrupted during this time.

Scam alert: magnets not chamber project A possible scam has been reported to the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce office. Telemarketers for a magnet ad company first contact the local chamber office about opening a business in the area and obtained the web site address. They then accessed the list of members and begin contacting them saying their sales program is under contract with the chamber, but, of course, it is not.


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Waynoka FFA competes at Big 3 By Hannah Darr Waynoka FFA Reporter The Waynoka FFA livestock judging team helped OSU’s Big 3 Field Days’ celebrate 25 years, by participating in the livestock judging contest. Seven Waynoka FFA members attended Big 3 from July 19-21. Big 3 is a national contest that covers sheep, beef, hogs, and goats. Judging on the Waynoka Junior FFA team were, Colton Budy, Josiah Darr, Draven Smith, and Logan Meriwether. They did well, and their fellow Waynoka FFA members are excited to see them progress at judging in their next few years in FFA. Judging on the Senior FFA team were, Hannah Darr, Weston Hill, and Layne Meriwether. They also had a great few days and are looking forward to more judging contests in the upcoming year. This reporter, Hannah Darr, placed sixth overall in the senior FFA division on sheep day.

Waynoka FFA members who attended Big 3 were: (left to right) Colton Budy, Logan Meriwether, Weston Hill, Josiah Darr, Hannah Darr, and Layne Meriwether. Not Pictured: Draven Smith.


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Schrocks make first donation to Kiowa Hospital Foundation In memory of Lois Lukins

By Yvonne Miller The first donation to the Friends of Kiowa District Hospital and Manor Foundation, Inc., is given in memory of Lois Lukins by Mark and Judy Schrock. Lois is the mother of Judy who is Foundation President. Lois’ son Dan serves on the Kiowa District Hospital Board. “I’m very happy to be able to do that,” Judy said of the contribution. “This is an exciting time for the hospital.” The Foundation was approved as a charitable organization last December to raise funds to support health care ser-

vices provided by Kiowa District Hospital and Manor. The hospital has $4 million of taxpayer money approved by the Barber County Commissioners to build a new hospital. The project will cost closer to $6.5 million. The Foundation is in place to raise that $2.5 million GAP funding so the project can move forward. “As a newly formed Foundation, we have a unique opportunity to contribute to plans to build and put into action steps necessary for people in the area to continue to have access to healthcare in our community,” Schrock said. Lois’ Volunteerism in Community Lois was known in the Kiowa com-

munity as an all-around volunteer. If there was a good cause, rest assured Lois was a part of it. Judy said her mother told her when she was young she wanted to be a nurse but was unable to attend nursing school. Married to Bob Lukins, the farming couple lived in Burlington and raised their children there when they were young. Lois was a 4-H Leader and a member of the PTA there. Moving to Kiowa where the kids finished school, Lois volunteered with school activities involving her children, later headed the community blood drive, volunteered with hospice and was a charter member of the General Store where she volunteered for years. She was a longtime representative on the Kiowa Recreation Commission and the South Barber Ministerial Alliance. Lois and her family belonged to Kiowa’s United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School many years, sang in the choir and was an active member of the women’s organization. How to donate to Foundation Donations to the Foundation may be sent to Friends of Kiowa District Hospital and Manor Foundation, Inc., 810 Drumm, Kiowa, Ks., 67070. Judy said the foundation is “gearing up” for good things to come. They expect more donations and are seeking other avenues to contribute financially to make a new hospital reality in Kiowa.


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Campbell excited to share passion for education at Burlington By Yvonne Miller “Everyone has told me such good things about the Burlington School. The community support is so big. I’m excited to teach here. I couldn’t ask for a better school and community to work in,” Kelly Campbell said. A 2005 graduate of Lone Grove High School (near Ardmore), Kelly earned her elementary education degree from NWOSU in 2009. It’s there that she met her husband Mathew. Married three years, the couple lives in Alva where Mathew works at Wheeler Brothers and they attend the Nazarene Church. Kelly did her student teaching in Alva and will have her first classroom in Burlington. She’s already preparing her

classroom for an estimated 19 students – 15 boys and four girls. “I’m so ready to the meet the kids!” she said. “I’ve already met the elementary teachers. They’ve been so friendly and welcoming. They are good people,” Kelly said. They’ve shared some animated “furry friends” décor for her room which she said is “really cute.” When asked about her teaching philosophy, Kelly said, “I’m so passionate about education in general. Elementary education is students’ foundation where they really learn the basics like how to add, subtract and read. I want to see the kids get a good start.” Kelly plans to relate subjects to real life for students. “Like math skills – I

want kids to see how they will use them later in life – I’ll give them examples.” Her students will be interested to know their new teacher was Miss Rodeo Oklahoma in the high school rodeo association her junior and senior years (2003-04 and 2004-05). Kelly made it to the national level her senior year riding cutting horses. Riding horses “since I was little, little,” Kelly said, “Riding horses is my stress release.” She grew up participating in 4-H and FFA. A true outdoorsman, Kelly said she and Mathew like to deer hunt together using bows and guns. They enjoy archery and target shooting. When asked who is the better shot she declined to answer, with a laugh.

Kansas kidnapper apologizes to victims A 2009 NWOSU graduate, Kelly Campbell prepares her first classroom at Burlington where she’ll teach 2nd grade this fall.

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A Texas resident who broke into three Kansas homes and kidnapped people to collect on a drug debt says methamphetamine destroyed his judgment. Luis “Lucky” Trujillo was sentenced Monday in Saline County District Court to eight years and eight months in prison. The Salina Journal

reports that the 28-year-old Mexican citizen pleaded no contest in June to two counts each of kidnapping and aggravated residential burglary. Trujillo apologized to his children and to the people he frightened when he broke into two Salina homes and one in Lindsborg last Nov. 1. He was trying to collect on a drug debt of about $3,000. Trujillo says meth turned him into a different person who neglected his children and family. Four other people were also convicted in the kidnappings.


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This is the last week of “Mom & Me� Sale Shayla Edwards and her kids came over from Enid. $39.95 for adult and one kid. Add $5.00 per extra kid. 3 - 8 x 10 units included. No Sitting Fee.

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Road crossing permits keep rising in Alfalfa County By Roger McKenzie After setting a record for road crossing permits last week, the Alfalfa County Commissioners topped themselves on Monday with the help of 18 road crossing permit requests from Atlas Pipeline. The total of road crossing permits approved reached 29. With road crossings permits fees for the most common (and least expensive) type of road crossing (boring under the road) totaling $500, any way you slice it, the county is enjoying a big revenue boost. Most of that boost is going to District 1, where 22 of the 29 road crossing permits were requested. Fifteen of Atlas’ requests were District 1 roads, with the other three in District 2. Sandridge and Select Energy were approved for three and two District 1 permits, respectively. Bloom Electric and Triad Energy were also approved for single District 1 permits. Land owner Scott Lucas requested and received a permit to cross under a road in District 2 with water that is needed for his cattle. The other permits approved were for District 3 roads—a single courtesy crossing for Alfalfa

Electric Co-op and two for Marsau Enterprises. Two private property access agreements were also approved by the commissioners—one in District 1 and one in District 3. With the recent arrival of a new ambulance for the county ambulance service, the county had an old extra ambulance it didn’t need. Commissioners on Monday donated the 1997 Chevrolet to Helena Rescue. A resolution for an ODOT bridge project 3.2 miles west and a mile north of Carmen was approved by commissioners. The approval allows the state to start the process of seeking bids on the project. Lisa Diacon was appointed by the commissioners as a receiving officer for the county treasurer’s office. Four six-month bids for bridge construction services and materials were opened and approved. Bids were received from K&O Construction, Rick Caruthers Construction, Dietz Welding, and The Railroad Yard. Approval gives the county the option of using these companies for the next six months without having to seek new

bids from them. In routine business, the commissioners approved minutes of their previous meeting, maintenance and operations warrants for payment, blanket purchase orders, and miscellaneous monthly reports.

Kan. inmate dies en route to jail WELLINGTON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of southern Kansas jail inmate who fell ill while he was being moved between facilities. The Wellington Daily News reports the 45-year-old man became semi-conscious Tuesday during the drive back to the Sumner County Jail from a facility in Larned. Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Yoder said officers took the inmate directly to the Sumner Regional Medical Center, where he later died. Yoder says the man had been cooperative during the trip, and may have died from health-related issues. The man’s name has not been released. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Sumner County Sheriff’s Department are investigating.


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Is this the only traffic control sign in the State with a face of Ronald McDonald?

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From Page 6 that I have come to know during these years. I love being a part of a small community and getting to know everyone so personally. You can not ask for a better town and its people. I will miss the daily interactions dearly.”

At right: The library room at Freedom Public School was filled with school supplies at Monday’s meeting of the school board. The Freedom Education Foundation provides every student’s school supplies, including this tower that is taller than Supt. Richard Gleave. Photo by Roger McKenzie

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Kiowa However, sometime over the weekend, Ashbaker apparently dismantled the garage as was evident in his yard Monday with the garage materials, etc., stacked on a truck. A 50/50 matching CDBG grant is a possibility to help finance demolition of the old bowling alley. Business owner Greg Thurman is reportedly planning to build a 125 X 50 steel frame structure. Law said Thurman seeks council approval to construct this large building in the lot just south of the old John Deere building of which he is part owner. This lot (which involves the county) is the one where the Kiowa Fire Department has a building and parks vehicles. Thurman would reportedly allow the fire department to use some of his building for storage. The need for approval is due to the council’s moratorium on new development. If zoning were in place this would require a 10 day publication period and a hearing. There are two vacancies on the planning commission. One position was held by Michele Cheek who moved. The other position was held by Patty McNamar who recently submitted her resignation. Watson had suggested the name of Marcel Gosselin to the commission. Commission members requested that any person interested in filling one of the vacated seats needs to personally meet with them.


Alfalfa commissioners accept bid to repair courthouse elevator

By Roger McKenzie The long dysfunctional Alfalfa County Courthouse elevator may soon be back in operation. The original cheap fix proposed by American Elevator has not worked and the Alfalfa County Commissioners haven’t wanted to spend upwards of $130,000 or more to install a new elevator. Last week, the commissioners opened bids on repairs to the elevator—bids that were much more expensive than the first fix that failed, but still considerably less than the cost of a new elevator. The commissioners opened two bids and accepted the low bid from American Elevator. That bid totaled $49,578. Otis Elevator, the company that until recently had maintained the elevator under a service contract, bid $74,484 to make the repairs. Commissioners agreed that the elevator’s problems and the efforts to fix them have gone on far too long. However, if all goes well, the elevator could be back in service in the first week of August.


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Rodeo kids and cowboys By Leisa Beavers Cowboys and kids of all ages had a ball at Barber County rodeo in Hardtner, Ks Friday night. Cowboys from all over the country attended in hopes of winning cash prizes in their divisions. Bret Olive won the saddle bronc competition for Friday night with a solid score of 79. Bret resides in Ford, Ks and has been riding broncs for about 8 years. Olive said, “I had a good horse and a good ride so I was plum tickled to get it (score of 79).” All the kids had a chance to participate in a shoe scramble. Several winners walked away with crisp $5 bill. The lovely Amanda Payne, from Chandler, OK, brought her amazing act to the rodeo arena. Her performance was voted 10 time PRCA act of the year. She rounded up 3 wild horses, herded them up into the back of a flatbed pick-up and then onto the top of a livestock trailer. Check out our website to see some rodeo clips and Amanda’s’ act in its entirety.

Doc Newford of Medicine Lodge shows off his roping skills. Photo by Leisa Beavers At right: Bret Olive is the winner of the Friday night round of Bronc Busting. Photo by Leisa Beavers

Little Trip Cole of Alva shows how he can ride a horse. Photo by Leisa Beavers


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Have fun in sun but use caution Lounging by the pool or working in the garden may help pass the long summer days, but unless you take proper precautions, these activities can also raise your risk of skin cancer. “People forget, but the largest organ in the human body is the skin,” said Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Judith James, M.D, Ph.D. “Because it’s the most exposed, it also has the greatest risk for cancer.” Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, accounting for more than 2 million cases each year in the United States. Most of those are non-melanoma cancers, which aren’t likely to spread to other organs and can be cured if caught and treated quickly. But each year 70,000 Americans develop melanomas, cancers that start in melanocytes—skin cells that produce pigment—and are the leading cause of death from skin disease. Fear of developing skin cancer may prompt many to stay out of the sun altogether, but that’s a mistake, James said. Although too much sun can increase risk for skin cancer, some sun exposure is necessary for maintaining vitamin D levels. Vitamin D plays a major role in keeping bones strong and may also help the immune system and other body processes.

Although sometimes challenging in Oklahoma, avoiding sunburn is critical. Remember to wear sunscreen and apply frequently when sweat or water activities might diminish effectiveness. Especially be careful with the skin of young children and with areas often forgotten, like the tops of ears or the back of your neck. Still, emphasizes James, even a diagnosis of melanoma does not mean you will end up as a grim statistic. “Melanoma is dangerous, but early identification and treatment are key,” James said. “Be aware of changes to your skin and talk about it with your doctor. Early treatment will save lives.” Early warning signs for skin cancer include: Changes on the skin, like a new growth or a difference in size or color of a mole or other darkly pigmented growth or spot. If a bump or node exhibits scaliness, oozing, bleeding or changes in appearance. If pigmentation spreads, such as dark coloring that spreads past the edge of a mole or mark. A change in sensation, itchiness, tenderness or pain. “Anybody can get skin cancer, so it’s important to be vigilant,” James said. “A

balance can be reached. Spending just 10 minutes a day outside can provide your body with the Vitamin D it needs while keeping the risk of over-exposure at manageable levels.”

Mystery Utah inmate identified as missing NM man By Brian Skoloff SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A mystery man believed to be in his 70s who has been locked up in a Utah jail for more than three weeks, refusing to provide his name, was identified Tuesday as a missing New Mexico man, authorities said. The graying, disheveled man with blue eyes and a scruffy face was booked into the Utah County Jail as “John Doe” on July 1 after being arrested for trespassing in the Provo Police Department parking garage, about 45 miles south of Salt Lake City. Since then, investigators have been publicizing his mug shot and reaching out to the media and public to figure out who he is. About 100 tips had led nowhere. Authorities even considered the man might have been a missing district attorney from Pennsylvania, but later ruled that out. See Mystery Page 46


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Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Log July 18, 2011 2:15 p.m. 911 call, major accident 3 east of Cozy Curve and 1 north, they are about 1 north of Hwy 64 going to Salt Flats, laid motorcycle over, lady has possible broken leg, can’t get on bike, does not need ambulance, OHP was advised, needs to take lady to Dr office and jump his bike, going to Salt Plains Medical, request wheel chair at the door. 9:46 p.m. report of parents fighting at residence in Nescatunga, caller advised his dad was going on a rampage against his mom and brothers, lots of cussing and yelling, needing an officer. July 19, 2011 8:45 a.m. report of gas meter possibly hit, called CPD and no one has responded yet, can’t smell gas but meter is hit hard, sounds like it is leaking, no officer available, called ONG and is trying to find a fireman that can go check it out. 8:59 a.m. caller advised that roads need to be graded from west 5th to Lambert turnoff down to Carmen turnoff, the county roads are bad and caller is scared that there is going to be a bad wreck or a fire and the equipment will get torn up, he advised he called the Comm. Office but nothing gets done, now it is due to safety, ACSO called and advised Comm. Office. 9:05 a.m. motorist assist 1 east of McWillie, Woods Co was on his way to pick up an inmate and a Wonder Bread truck is half in ditch and half in road, got him out, he does not know how to drive a standard. 5:22 p.m. report of brown cow out on southeast corner of SH45/SH8, left messages with several possible owners. 7:20 p.m. report of 30 head of cattle out in alfalfa field from 4-way 3 mile north 7 mile west on Jefferson Rd, approximately 20 acres gone due to cattle, owner of cattle advised. 8:16 p.m. caller advised renters moved out leaving and left a mess and items are missing in Nescatunga. July 20, 2011 12:55 p.m. OHP reporting car vs. deer 1.5 east of Burlington, individual hit a deer and deer is off roadway but is still alive, ACSO notified unit and he will take care of it as soon as possible. 4:21 p.m. report of an abandoned vehicle at 400 block of Ash in Aline, owner of vehicle has abandoned the ve-

hicle at the above residence and caller would like it towed. 10:33 p.m. report of a suspicious vehicle around the Amorita Cemetery, he is headed that way. July 21, 2011 6:53 a.m. report of black cow out on Hwy 8 by residence on west side of road, ACSO tried calling a number but negative contact. 10:13 a.m. report of debris on roadway on Hwy 11/CR 690, request to contact ODOT, District 1 was advised and they will get it cleaned up. 7:34 p.m. Aline FD reporting a grass fire 1 mile west 3 mile south and back west of Aline, dispatched Carmen FD tankers for mutual aid, in Major Co, going out to make sure no houses there, dispatched Cleo Springs FD through Major Co, they advised they were out on a grass fire was going to make sure it wasn’t same one, Helena, Dacoma and Cherokee FD’s dispatched, need more water, Goltry FD en route to Aline fire, units have been released and headed back to stations. 10:16 p.m. report of possible child endangerment in Jet, wanted information on how to file charges, child in the house is not in any immediate danger, wanted sister to have enough time to get the child and her stuff out of the house, doesn’t want anything done right now, just trying to get enough information to decide what to do next. 10:19 p.m. Woods Co SO was eastbound on Hwy 64 following a vehicle, not sure if this is the vehicle, asked if we had anyone out, no but do we need to, he said yes, call Woods Co to get full registration check, were unable to locate, gave authorization to stop vehicle, if have any trouble call back up, was on Hwy 64-2 mile east into Alfalfa Co, advised subject has become combative, this is subject they were looking for, subject has barricaded himself in vehicle, Woods Co has shut down Hwy 64, subject still refusing to get out of vehicle, spoke with other subject to see if she gave individual permission to drive the vehicle, prisoner in custody en route to ACSO. July 22, 2011 2:35 a.m. Report of verbal & mental abuse and possible child abuse in Jet, caller and children are in OKC, was advised to file an EPO also gave her number to the DA Investigator.

6:10 a.m. Report of vehicle vs. deer 2 1/2 north on Hwy 38, he has left the scene, drug deer off road, advised EOHP. 7:56 a.m. accident seriousness unknown at 3 west on north side of Helena, someone ran through his fence and there is an out of service horse there, local unit and OHP was advised, arrived at scene where church bus is sitting off in the ditch, possibly stolen, wandering if it could be who ran through fence, owner has already fixed the fence. 9:43 a.m. mental health welfare check at residence in Aline, individual threatened to kill herself, advised to pick up and take to NW Behavior Clinic in Fairview, no one is home called clinic to advise them, NW Behavior advised she is home just waiting for her to unlock the door, en route to Fairview, en route to Fort Supply. 7:09 p.m. report of grass fire 6 mile north of Jet on Hwy 38, advised Jet & Nescatunga, request Cherokee, advised Woods Co to page out Hawley & Nash, Goltry tanker and grass rigs will remain at location, reports of flare ups, units back at station. 11:35 p.m. report of fight at Mel’s Bar, subject had hit individual and busted his eye open, blood everywhere, CPD advised and paged out Cherokee Amb., caller is concerned about subject’s wife, he had been in outrage earlier just trying to start a fight with anyone, is worried he will go home and take it out on her, advised CPD. July 23, 2011 8:50 a.m. report of possible fraud at motel in Jet, caller advised the motel accepted a check for full payment and then charged his credit card as well. 11:58 a.m. Report of fire 6 north of Jet, fire from yesterday has flared back up, advised Jet and Nescatunga, Jet request better directions, can’t find a fire, directions given, they will check one more time but they have not seen anything, everything is already burned up, Nescatunga and Jet going home, no fire. 12:15 p.m. report of individual violating protective order, caller advised individual went to Carmen and picked up his son, is upset because she has put a protective order against his son but she still comes to pick him up, wants us See Log Page 38


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Alfalfa County Court Filings Criminal Filings Steven Clint Mathis, 32, Cherokee: Aggravated Assault & Battery. Earl Wayne Brown, 60, no address listed: (1) 5 counts of Knowingly Concealing Stolen Property; (2) Bring Stolen Property into State. Bobby Joe Cox, 54, no address listed: (1) 5 counts of Knowingly Concealing Stolen Property; (2) Bring Stolen Property into State. Misdemeanor Filings Jack Elvin Bailey, 62, no address listed: Driving While Under the Influence. Byron Russell Orin Brinson, 25, Cleo Springs: (1) Driving While License is Revoked; (2) Obstructing an Officer. Terrance Michael Dean Mathis, 19, Enid: Driving While License is Under Suspension. Keith Andrew Vogelsong, no age listed, Cherokee: Violation of Protective Order. Bobby Joe Cox, 54, no address listed: (1) Obstructing an Officer; (2) Resisting Arrest. Civil Filings Capital One Bank vs. Linda I. Steele:

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Indebtedness. Protective Order Filings Bobbie June Vogelsong vs. Keith Andrew Vogelsong. Jessica Desire’e Steel vs. Virgil Wayne Steel II. Marriage Filings Brian Eugene Vogelsong, 32, Jet and Evelyn Kay Wade, 29, Cherokee: Marriage ceremony performed by judge. Traffic Filings Jessica Maree Elmore, 17, Enid: Inattentive driving ($211.50). Shirley Hook, 35, Alva: Driving left of center in marked zone ($211.50). Victor Richard Ramirez, 47, Alice, TX: Operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license ($256.50). William Dirksen, 58, Meno: Failure to carry insurance verification ($211.50). Byron Russell Orin Brinson, 25, Cleo Springs: (1) Failure to carry insurance verification ($211.50); (2) Failure to register vehicle within 30 days ($249). Terrance Michael Dean Mathis, 19, Enid: Left of center in no passing zone ($211.50). The following individuals were cited

for speeding: Madison Marie Muir, 19, OKC: 11-14 over ($226.50); Jorge MartinezNavarrete, 29, Albuquerque, NM: 16-20 over ($321.50); Michael David Therrien, 50, Enid: 1-10 over ($188.50); Robert James Graves, 50, Del City: 1-10 over ($188.50); Victor Richard Ramirez, 47, Alice, TX: 11-14 over ($226.50); Jose Guadalupe Cervantes Jr., 20, Mustang: 1-10 over ($188.50); Adrian Alvidrez, 26, Cherokee: 16-20 over ($241.50); Vincent Anthony Bozeman, 50, Norman: 1-10 over ($188.50); Adrian Joslin, 25, Alice, TX: 15 over ($226.50); Randy Don Mackey, 46, El Reno: 16-20 over ($241.50); Steven Wiley Adkins, 24, Lexington: 11-14 over ($226.50); Landon Ray Johnson, 23, Alva: 16-20 over ($241.50). The following individuals were cited for no seat-belt ($20 fine): Daniel Wayne Wymore, 20, Hennessey; Dustin Lee Wymore, 25, Hennessey; Douglas Edward Crowl, 44, Tulsa; Michael Carl Jeffrey, 40, Cherokee; Brian Ray Hamen, 22, Enid; Danny Wayne Means, 54, Enid; Loenel Reyes Orozco, 23, Hennessey.

advise if further action is needed. 9:12 p.m. medical call to Amorita, caller needed ambulance for his friend, something is wrong with his medicine, had been delirious for 2 days, his friend collapsed while on the phone, dispatched Cherokee Ambulance and advise patient is unresponsive, called respondent back, advised had he done CPR, yes, patient had no pulse, tried everything, he has passed, been down for 15 minutes, not breathing, no pulse, needed Medical Examiner, advised to call Lanman Funeral Home. 10:20 p.m. report of fireman down at Nescatunga FD, need to go code 3, he has stopped sweating, medic en route to St. Mary’s Hospital, medic back at station. July 24, 2011 12:22 a.m. Information call only about individual not being at location he had given, do not trust him, got some stuff back that he stole but unsure

if he had other stuff, waiting for him to return so they can tell him to leave, doesn’t need contact tonight but would like someone to check it out. 12:49 p.m. report of reckless driver on Hwy 64 between Alva and Cherokee, advised bull wagon all over the road and won’t let anyone pass him, he is westbound west of construction on 64, advised Woods Co and OHP. 4:02 p.m. report of grass fire 2 east and 3 south of Burlington, paged Burlington FD, fire is under control and is back at station. 6:41 p.m. report of grass fire 1 south 1 east of Aline Jct. 10:49 p.m. report of possible breakin at residence in Lambert, door was wide open when she arrived home, locked all doors before she left, doesn’t see anything missing, wasn’t sure what she wanted done, husband was in jail, request deputy to come check around for her.

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to know, advised CPD. 1:09 p.m. report of stolen property on Hwy 11 just west of Grant Co line, someone stole a arrow 65 gas motor from the pump last night, will get more information on Monday. 2:45 p.m. report of brown calf out 1 south of Bud’s Salvage on Hwy 8, left message with possible owner. 5:00 p.m. report of injured bird at 300 block of north Central in Carmen, bird in callers yard, seems to have a broken wing, concerned it may be some type of protected species, advised will take care of it. 6:54 p.m. report of keys locked in car at 100 block of Pioneer in Helena, advised they found the other set of keys. 8:49 p.m. report of grass fire restarted at 6 miles west of Jet on Hwy 38, dispatched Jet and Nescatunga FD’s, Nescatunga advised Jet only seeing smoke, there are a few sticks smoldering, there is a tree he is going to watch and will


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Barber County Sheriff’s Log 07-18-11 Isabel and Medicine Lodge Rural Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a stubble fire about 7 miles southeast of Isabel. 07-18-11 Elwood Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire about 12 miles west of Hardtner. 07-19-11 Sharon Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire about 2 1/2 miles southeast of Sharon. 07-20-11 Dickey Collins, Medicine Lodge, driving a 2007 Toyota PU struck a deer on U281 north of Elm Mills. Over $1,000 damage, no injury, accident investigated by Deputy Rugg. 07-22-11 Union Chapel and Medicine Lodge Rural Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a grass fire

about 5 miles northeast of Lasswell. 07-22-11 Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from Goodview Street to Medicine Lodge Hospital. 07-22-11 Frankie Martin, Wichita, driving a Harley-Davidson motor cycle struck a deer on U160 about 9 miles west of Medicine Lodge. Over $1,000 damage, driver taken to Medicine Lodge Hospital via Medicine Lodge Ambulance and thence airlifted to Wichita with unknown injuries, accident worked by Deputy Hutfles. 07-23-11 Barber County Rural and Comanche Volunteer Fire Departments responded to lightning caused grass fires on the Z Bar, Platt, and Gorden Ranches in the Aetna area and the Kim-

ball Ranch southeast of Gerlane. 07-23-11 Kenneth Banks, Anthony, driving a 2003 GMC truck struck a deer on U160 west of Sharon. Over $1,000 damage, no injury, accident investigated by Deputy Hutfles. 07-24-11 Lake City Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire on the Lambert Ranch northwest of Lake City. 07-24-11 Union Chapel, Elwood Township, Kiowa Rural, and Medicine Lodge Rural Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a grass fire on the Blunk Ranch south of Lasswell. 07-24-11 Sharon and Hazelton Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a See Sheriff Page 46

Barber County Court Filings Criminal Filings Jeremy Lane Hatch, no age listed, Medicine Lodge: (1) Domestic Battery, Knowing or reckless bodily harm to a family member; (2) Probation Violation. Melissa D. Musgrove, 1986, Medicine Lodge: (1) Child endangerment (2) Disorderly Conduct, AND (2 counts) Cruelty to animals, Failed to provide food/water/shelter for a small brown dog named Charlie and a small brown and white dog named Anna. Timothy G. Ester, 41, Sharon: (1) Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; 1st conviction (2) Disorderly conduct (3) Fleeing or attempting to elude police officers (4) failure to wear seat belt (5) Speeding (6) Failure to yield at a stop or yield sign (7) Failure to yield at a stop or yield sign (8) Improper turn (9) Unlawful use of turn signal (10) Failure to maintain a single lane. Dallas Summers, 1991, Kiowa: (1) Possession of hallucinogenic drugs (marijuana) (2) Possession of drug paraphernalia (3) Purchase or possession of alcohol by a minor (4) Transporting an open container. Billy W. Watters, 30, Cherokee, OK: (1) Possession of hallucinogenic drugs (marijuana) w/ 1 prior conviction (2) Possession of drug paraphernalia (3) Driving in violation of a license restriction (4) Speeding 80 in a 65. Joshua Wayne Newton, no age list-

ed, Medicine Lodge: (1) Driving under the influence (2) Battery on a law enforcement officer (3) Criminal damage to property (4) criminal trespassing (5) Disorderly conduct (6) Refusal to submit to a preliminary breath test. Jason D. Courson, 1973, Kiowa: (1) Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; 3rd conviction (2) Driving while license is suspended, canceled or revoked (3) Driving left of center (4) Reckless driving (5) Failure to stop and remain at the scene of a property damage accident (6) Failure to give notice of an injury accident (7) No proof of insurance. Limited Action Civil Filings Dennis A. Walker dba EZ Mart vs. James Horn: Indebtedness in an amount less than $1,000. Domestic Relations Filings Kammie Lyn Romesburg vs. Jeremy Lane Hatch: Protective Order; DISMISSED Traffic Filings Logan Bertholf, 15, Medicine Lodge: Failure to wear a seatbelt ($60). Gregory L. Cox, 58, Medicine Lodge: Child passenger safety; Restraining systems & seat belts ($153.50). Brena Diel, 18, Kiowa: Failure to wear seatbelt ($10). Rachel M. Savely, 21, Kiowa: Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs; 1st conviction ($895). Charles R. Sawyer Jr., 55, Sharon:

Passing on left with insufficient clearance ($168.50). Bryce W. Thompson, 18, Sharon: Failure to wear seatbelt ($10). Debra J. Darr, 42, Alva: Failure to wear seatbelt ($10). Brent J. Diel, no age or address listed: Reckless driving ($343.50). Millie Ann M. Ferrell, 16, Choctaw: Failure to wear seatbelt (14-17 yoa) ($60). Jacob B. Fishgrab, 21, Sharon: Failure to wear seatbelt ($10). Jesse K. Fishgrab, 19, Sharon: Failure to wear seatbelt ($10). Allison J. Jones, 17, Medicine Loge: Failure to wear seatbelt ($10). Kody P. Struble, 17, Attica: Failure to wear seatbelt (14-17 yoa) ($60). The following individuals were cited for speeding: James W. Baker, 31, Pratt: 80 in 65 ($168.50). Bradley A. Johnson, 38, Lincoln, NE: 75 in 65 ($143). Dakota J. Lonker, 16, Medicine Lodge: 77 in 65 ($150.50). Heath L. Elliott, no age or address listed: 78 in 65 ($161). Jeston W. Karn, 26, Casper, WY: Maximum speed limits ($162.50). Shari L. Lamunyon, 41, Waukomis, OK: 78 in 65 ($161). Marvin E. Mast, 53, Partridge: 77 in 65 ($155). Jose Perez, 42, Pratt: 79 in 65 ($167).


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Nicholas Services has expended their fleet and is now seeking a highly motivated mechanic that takes pride in their work. Duties include truck maintenance, brake work, A/C, electrical and general shop maintenance, organizational skills a must. Paid hourly based on experience, position includes exceptional benefits package. Job is located in Medicine Lodge, KS. 620930-7511

Dan’s Pest Control Guarantees you a Pest Free home or business, at an affordable price. It is time to get your home treated for Spiders, Scorpions, Wasps, Ants, Flies, Bed Bugs & other flying & crawling pests. Dan and Sherry will be servicing the Alva area July 13, 14, 15. 26, 27, 28, 29. Aug 9, 10, 11, 12. Call 580-748-1953 Employment Nicholas Services Now hiring Class A Truck Drivers for all shifts. 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. 620-930-7511 Heavy Equipment Opera Dozers, excavators, haul truck drivers and other heavy equipment. Heavy equipment mechanics and oilers also needed. Call 660-656-9505

Now Hiring Class A Drivers for all shifts. Earn over $1,300 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 Shop Help and Delivery and Placing of Monuments. Must have valid driver’s license, Paid Holidays, Overtime, Vacation. Also need PT or FT individual to run a Designing Computer. Alva Monument. 724 E Okla Blvd Full time CNA, CMA Needed at the Waynoka Nursing Center immediately for all shifts. Please apply in person or call Becky Ross RN DON @ 580-824-5661. Competitive pay and flexible scheduling.

Farm Supplies ‘05 30’ Sunflower No-Till Drill. Double Disc Openers, Double Markers, Liquid Fertilizer, Excellent Condition, $39,750. 580-761-0327 Garage Sales Yard Sale @ 1733 Cherry Sat. July 30th, 9am-1pm. No Early Birds! Dorm rm carpet, frig., decor, christmas decor, lots of misc. Moving Sale Don and Twyla Provost. 4 1/4 miles W of Cherokee, OK on 5th ST. July 29 and July 30 8am until 4pm. Don and Twyla are downsizing for the move. Come check out this sale. Lots of stuff. Sale Conducted by Jan’s Collectibles. 580-829-3062 Yard Sale Futon Bunkbed, Oak Entertainment Center, Craftsman Toolbox, Grill Guard for ‘03’06 Chevy, weightbench, dryer, Holland Gas Grill, Pellet Grill, decorations, etc. 613 E 9th St. Cherokee. Fri and Sat 7am-? Moving Sale

MURROW

REAL ESTATE & AUCTION

580-327-1998

www.murrowlandandhome.com www.murrowrealestateandauction.com

304 N.B., Carmen, Fri. Aug. 5 8-6. Sat. Aug. 6 8-2. Lots of household and misc. items. Something for all ages. Garage Sale 829 Center St. Fri and Sat 7am-1pm. Hidea-Bed sofa, coffee table and small kitchen appliances, baby boy clothing, men and women clothing, many other items Garage Sale

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

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

Sat July 30 718 1st. 7am-noon. No Early Sales! Corner Computer Table, Christmas Decor, lots of Disney VHS, lots of Winnie The Pooh items, plus size clothing, plenty of items you will not believe


July 27, 2011 Garage Sale 822 Barnes. Fri 5-8pm. Sat 8am-noon

Lawn Care Mowing Service Reasonable rates. Call anytime. 580-3278392 or 580-603-1605 Miscellaneous Early Woods County written by Beverly Kinzie, Published by Acadia Publishing, you can purchase a copy by calling 580-327-1612

Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram Southern Cruisers Annual Cycle Meeting. Aug 1 7pm at Gambinos

For Sale ‘74 Honda Trail 90. Saddle. 580-8847862

For Sale Chicken Crates. Rabbit Metal Nest Boxes. 580-987-2502

For Sale

For Sale

‘06 Cavalier Trailer. 30ft long. Used 2 1/2 months. $4500. 580-748-0396

Side by Side Whirlpool refrigerator $400. Cook-Top and Wall Oven $200/both. All 3 are in perfect working condition! Call 580-748-3496 if interested

For Sale ‘07 Honda Shadow 750cc. White. 3500 miles. $3800 obo. 580-884-0262

Lighthouses 8ft tall. Great for yard lights, dock light or business sign. 1/2 price $350. Only 2 left. Can be seen at 816 Ridgeway Road

Birthday Chatter by Sandstar Alt. I’m time traveling in my bed a part of my future has just been read. Cookie fight afterwards. Latiara, Victoryia Adams

Movie Information Put us in your cell phone 580-327-1900 (24hr recorded message) or 580-327-0535 during regular business hours. “Happy Hour” lasts all day at Rialto. The best soft drink price in Alva. Rialto Theatre, Snack Bar and Video Store

51 Days till the Hunting Country Big Cruise and Car Show

2 Bow Hunters Looking for place to hunt White Tailed Deer. Bows only! 601-529-1999

Quality Buildings

For Sale

starting at $1183.50 with discounts up to $580. Across from the Sonic. 580-3273621 or 580-430-6052

Crosley window A/C. 29,500BTU. Used one month. New price $950. Will take $850. 580-732-3152

Page 45 Real Estate For Rent 1 bdrm apt. 327-3621 For Rent

Efficiency Room. Outside entrance. No Smoking. Rent on monthly basis. 580327-7106

For Sale 3bdrm, brick, 1 1/2bths, 1 car garage, remodeled kitchen, storage shed in back, move in ready on Sherman St. 580-3271536 or 580-829-2830

Mobile Home 4 Sale ‘09 3/2 16x80 on rented lot in Alva. 806228-0568

For Sale

Lucrative Business. Bee your own Boss. United Country/Kohlrus Real Estate. 580327-4007 www.kohlrus.com

For Rent 4 bdrm, 2 1/2bth, partially furnished, ideal for students, close to college, no pets, no smoking. 580-327-7890

Home for Sale In Cherokee, OK. Updated Kitchen, 3 large bdrms, hardwood floors, fireplace, 2 car attached garage, corner lot, great location, fenced yard. 580-596-2500


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Alfalfa County Real From Page 40 Estate Transactions Sheriff Beginning with book 660 page 362 Real Estate Transactions Harlan D. Meier and Betty L. Meier to and Betty L. Meier and Cheryl E. Waterman, as Trustees of the Harlan and Betty L. Meier Family Trust: The surface of the Southeast Quarter of section 2, Township 24 North, Range 11, WIM: Quit Claim Deed. Eva F. Sererin to Gerald Dean Severin: The Southwest Range quarter of Section 13, Township 23 North, Range 9, WIM: Quit Claim Deed. Major L. Dorr to Richard E. Williams: An undivided 1/4 interest in and to the Southwest Quarter of Section 3, Township 25 North, Range 10, WIM: Warranty Deed. Richard E. Williams and Elizabeth Williams, Thomas Olin Adams, Trustee of the Adams Family Trust, Thomas Olin Adams and Juako Elsa Adams &

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Carl Russel Adams and Hiromi Toda to Billy L. Lancaster and Trudy J. Lancaster: The Southwest Quarter of Section 3, Township 25 North, Range 10, WIM: Warranty Deed. Mortgages Jo Gwinn and Laurie D. Gwinn to Farmers Exchange Bank: A tract of land located in the East Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 33, Township 24 North, Range 10, WIM: $95,000. Ricky Gene Wallace and Dianna Jean Wallace to Arvest Bank: The South 80 feet of Lot 5 and the North 10 feet of Lot 6, all in Block 1,of the Goekens Addition to the City of Cherokee: $10,200. Ken Robert Butler to Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma: Northwest quarter of Section 29, Township 29 North, Range 12, WIM: $201,000.

grass fire southwest of Gerlane. 07-24-11 Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from Washington Street to Medicine Lodge Hospital. 07-24-11 Medicine Lodge Ambulance transferred patient from Medicine Lodge Hospital to Wichita. During the week officers received 15 reports of cattle out; one report of horses out; four reports of goats out; four reports of sheep out; performed 15 Public Assists; and assisted 5 other agencies. Arrests: 07-20-11 William D. Hawkins, Medicine Lodge, W/M, 19. Arrest by BASO. Charge: Bond Revocation. Released 07-21-11 on $2,000 Surety Bond. 07-22-11 Roy P. Henry, Hardtner, W/M, 37. Arrest by BASO. Charge: Give Worthless Check. Released 07-2211 on $500 Surety Bond.

Mystery

Another Pennsylvania prosecutor on Tuesday confirmed that authorities have determined the man is Phillip T. Beavers of New Mexico. Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said in an email to The Associated Press that the man’s brother identified him. No other details were immediately available. Miller’s office had been involved in looking into whether the mystery man was in fact former District Attorney Ray Gricar. Gricar disappeared in 2005 about

nine months before he planned to retire as the top prosecutor in the central Pennsylvania county that is home to Penn State University’s main campus in State College. He was declared legally dead Monday. Utah County Sheriff’s Lt. Dennis Harris declined to immediately comment on the man’s identification. “I think we know who this guy is now,” Harris said. “I’m feeling pretty comfortable.” Beavers is being held on $1,200 cash bond for three misdemeanor charges of

interfering with an investigation, failure to provide information to a police officer and criminal trespass. He has been practically silent in jail, save for a few brief conversations with Harris and a deputy who have been trying to get him to talk. Authorities ran the man’s fingerprints through a state database but came up with nothing. Harris said more details would be released later in the day. Authorities initially said they didn’t believe the man was from Utah or had been homeless long, if he was homeless at all. The man has just about a week’s worth of facial hair but did appear disheveled and dirty when he was arrested. “We’ve explored everything from A to Z,” Harris said earlier, adding that they had not ruled out the possibility that the man might have been a registered sex offender somewhere or possibly wanted for a crime.


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