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Community Calendar Wednesday 9 a.m. The Woods County Senior Citizens Center, 625 Barnes, Alva, is open for games and other activities. Exercise is scheduled each day at 11 a.m. Noon Alva Kiwanis Club meets at Champs Restaurant. 2-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva is open every day except Monday. For information or arranged tours, call 580-327-2030. 7 p.m. Alva Moose Lodge men’s meeting is held every Wednesday. Thursday 9 a.m. The Woods County Senior Citizens Center, 625 Barnes, Alva, is open for games and other activities. Exercise is scheduled each day at 11 a.m. Noon Alva Rotary Club meets at Champs Restaurant. 2-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva is open every

day except Monday. For information or arranged tours, call 580-327-2030. 5:30 p.m. Alva Weight Watchers meet at College Hill Church of Christ. 6:30 p.m. The Alva High School Academic Banquet will be held. 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. 7 p.m. Alva High School FFA Banquet will be held.

More road permits and another energy lease boost Alfalfa County finances By Roger McKenzie Oil and gas money, in the form of road crossing permits and a lease agreement, continue to provide a financial lift to Alfalfa County. At Monday’s meeting of the Alfalfa County commissioners, four road crossing permits and a lease agreement with Chesapeake Exploration were approved. Three of the road crossings will be in District 1, which has received the majority of activity. Permits for Select Energy, Rodco, and Crescent Services were approved. The other road crossing permit was for Semgas. It will be in District 2. The county also gets $1,454.52 for a three-year lease of 2.4242 acres of its The Alva Review-Courier / Newsgram is published Wednesday by Martin Broadcasting Corp. 620 Choctaw St. Alva, Oklahoma 73717 Lynn L. Martin, President Telephone Numbers: Alva Review-Courier 580-327-2200 Newsgram 580-327-1510 FAX 580-327-2454 www.alvareviewcourier.com E-Mail: news@alvareviewcourier.net Entire Contents Copyright 2011 Members of: Associated Press National Newspaper Assn. Oklahoma Press Association

land at the Byron Barn. The oil and gas lease with Chesapeake will also pay a royalty of 3/16ths of any discovers. County agrees to help city with streets The good working relationship between the City of Cherokee and Alfalfa County was on display Monday when the commissioners approved an agreement to help the city grade and pave some of its streets. The county will provide equipment and labor and the city will provide materials and access.

Also approved Monday were two private property access agreements for District 3, an annual transportation contract with the state’s Juvenile Affairs Office, and a $1,200 fund transfer for District I. The fund transfer moves the money from the district’s maintenance and operations budget to its travel budget. Scrap iron and vehicle bids A single bid for the county’s scrap See Alfalfa Page 30

Police charge rape after incident in bar

By Jim Stout Cherokee Police have requested charges of rape by instrumentation against Melvin Edwin Conway, 72, following an incident May 3 at Mel’s Bar in Cherokee, according to papers filed in Alfalfa County Court on May 4. The victim told police she had gone up to the bar to request a microphone and that Conway stepped in behind her and reached around her placing his hand inside her pants, court documents state. She said she pushed him away and said she did not want him to do that and reminded him she had told him the same thing on a previous incident. During a post-Miranda interview at Conway’s residence, he denied assaulting the woman and said he and the woman “always hug and kiss.” In the documents, he said he had grabbed her breasts before and “it was not a big deal.” Conway also admitted to the officers he had put his hand inside her pants on the evening in question.


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Meyer—Kingcade announce engagement

Kevin and Michelle Chandler of Ponca City, Oklahoma and Jim and Fawn Kingcade of Alva, Oklahoma are

Jade Kingcade and Michelle Meyer

pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Michelle Reine’ Meyer and Jade Preston Kingcade. Grandparents of the bride are Mike and Jerry Jo Hensy of Pawhuska, Oklahoma and Jack and Jeanie West of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Michelle is a 2008 graduate of Ponca City High School and is currently attending Northwest Vo-tech to become a Pharmacy Technician. She is presently employed with Wal-Mart. Grandparents of the groom are Terry and Jane Budy of Alva, Oklahoma and Connie Kingcade of Enid, Oklahoma. Great grandparents are Neal Percival Sr. of Hopeton, Oklahoma and Curtis and Imogene Mays of Midwest City, Oklahoma. Jade is a 2008 graduate of Alva High School and is employed with Chesapeake. The couple will exchange vows on Friday, June 24th, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Marland Mansion in Ponca City, Oklahoma. After a honeymoon to the Western Caribbean the couple will reside at their home south of Alva, Oklahoma.

Kedrian Bellmon and Lando Olson

Bellmon— Olson announce engagement

JoAnn and Lyle Bellmon of Waynoka, Oklahoma, and Kim and Gary Olson of Carmen, Oklahoma, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Kedrian Bellmon to Lando Olson. Kedrian is in her first year of college. Lando is a graduate with B.A. Minor Spanish. The couple will be married in a private ceremony on May 28, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Women’s Building at the Fairgrounds with the reception immediately following.


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Wilhite installed in vacant CISD Seat #2

By Roger McKenzie A lengthy Board of Education meeting for the Cherokee Public Schools began Monday night with the board members accepting the resignation of Amber Wilhite as the high school cheerleading coach, followed immediately by the swearing in of Wilhite as the school board’s newest member. The former Cherokee School board member recently left the board after losing a re-election

bid to T.J. Allison. However, following the resignation of board member Jim Moncrief, the board, including Allison, decided to fill his vacant Seat #2 with Wilhite, She resumed school board duties at Monday’s meeting. The Seat #2 comes up for election again in 2012. More bang for the buck Trying to get the most financial benefit to the district, the school board

With Interim Superintendent Bob Meyer looking on, Amber Wilhite reads the oach of office as she is installed as a board member of the Cherokee School Board on Monday night. Wilhite fills the No. 2 Seat on th board, formerly held by Jim Moncrief, who recently resigned when he moved out of district. Photo by Roger McKenzie

delayed action on one item and passed another on a 3-2 vote. The Cherokee Public Schools have been offered a lease by Chesapeake Exploration that would net the district $400 an acre for a three year lease on almost 22 acres of school property. If a discovery is made, the district would also get a 3/16 royalty. However, noting that some leases in the area might be going for a higher amount, the board took no action and asked the superintendent to see if the district could get a better price. The board had delayed action on a request by ACB Bank to enter into an agreement with ACB and Banker’s Bank to collateralize school deposits which are in excess of FDIC limits. The board voted 3-2 to approve the agreement, which protects investment money the district has deposited with ACB Bank. The agreement can be cancelled at any time. More of the district’s money has been moved to ACB recently from Farmer’s Bank for investment purposes because the bank pays a higher interest rate. The district still continues to use both banks. Voting for the agreement were Cheryl Washburn, Daylon Carothers, and Amber Wilhite. Voting against were T.J. Allison and Ken Girty. Treasurer’s report During her report, Treasurer Jennifer Roach forecast that the district would not have much carryover for the upcoming school year. However, she added that the district should finish the year in better financial shape than last year. The General Fund and Building Fund are better off than a year ago, to the tune of a combined $62,000. Cash flow is better this year and taxes are up. Gross production revenues are steady. All the good news is helping the district despite lower aid from the state and federal governments. Over $140,000 remains to be collected from state sources of revenue. Administrative reports During his administrative report, Interim Superintendent Bob Meyer said two teachers—Mrs. Marcia Failes, who has taught special education for a number of years, and Jason Paris, the humanities teacher –had submitted resignations. “We’re looking” he said, for replacements to those two positions, as See Cherokee Page 28


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Lynn Says

‘OMG! My Grandparents R My BFF!’ By Lynn Martin This is an edited article quoted from the Wall Street Journal, written by Molly Baker. “On a recent Sunday evening, each of my kids was engaged with some electronic gadget or another. I was about to call for a moratorium on screen time and a return to family time. Unbeknown to me, they were already enjoying family time. My 9-year-old in our Philadelphia home was playing an online Scrabble game with his grandmother on her iPad two time zones away in Denver. My 11-year-old was video-chatting with his grandfather in Florida on Skype, a program I didn’t even know we had. And my 14-year-old was checking in with his “friends” on Facebook. And whom does he count among his 300plus friends? His great-grandmother in Minneapolis. Certainly, it’s nothing new that kids are plugging in and staying connected. But what is new is that it may be a grandparent on the other end of that virtual tin can—and that technology is bridging the vast age and distance gap that has long divided the generations. “A group of us was having dinner, and one woman had to tell her husband to

put his iPod Touch away. He was emailing his grandchildren,” says Mary Henderer, a Wilmington, Del., grandmother of four. It’s a perfect storm of demographics and technology. As a group, grandparents and grandchildren have plenty in common. They have free time, disposable income for gadgets and gizmos, and a keen interest in staying in touch with people. As for technology, smartphones, tablet computers and digital cameras have made sharing fun instead of frustrating. And the affordability and speed of broadband Internet have made possible activities like video-chatting and streaming home movies. The new era is in stark contrast to what took place in recent decades. “When the baby boomers went to college and moved away, we lost an entire generation of connection between grandparents and grandchildren. They saw each other once or twice a year, and there was a real disconnect,” says Andrew Carle, professor and director of the Program in Senior Housing Administration at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. “Now with technology, we are regenerating those bonds. People say technology is so impersonal, but we are watching it being used to reconnect one of the most personal and important relationships of the species.” Prof. Carle adds, “I watch my own kids talking to their grandparents 1,000

miles away, and I love it,” he says. “They may take it for granted, but I only saw my grandfather once a year. Nothing will replace a hug, but this is as close as it gets.” Granted, on the surface, many of the messages that fly back and forth are as trivial as the messages that kids send to one another. But trivial communication are often the building blocks of many close relationships. Eleven-year-old Emily Hykes of Orange County, Calif., likes to make singing and dancing videos for her grandmother, whom she calls Honey, to watch in St. Paul, Minn. But her favorite way of communicating with her grandmother is using her iPod Touch to text or email. “Honey, I hear it’s below zero there. I’m sitting on the beach. Love, Emily.” “Emily, I’m sitting on the beach in Florida. Back at ya. Honey,” her grandmother, Carolyn McKasy, texts back. Emily’s mother, Kristi Hykes, who is caught between the two generations of texters, says her mother and daughter’s electronic correspondence largely consists of jokes about the weather and photos of their favorite sushi meals. “It might just be a few sentences back and forth, but at least a couple of times a week they are in touch with each other,” says Ms. Hykes. “My kids are much closer to my parents because of technology.” Virtual Christmas The family even used their computer’s built-in camera, the Internet and Skype software this past December to celebrate a virtual Christmas with the extended family in Minnesota. The grandparents wanted to give their seven grandchildren a Christmas gift at the same time—a water trampoline at their lake cabin. A generation ago, grandparents and grandchildren living apart had Thanksgiving, birthday cards and a Sunday night phone call—after 8 p.m., when long-distance rates went down. “There used to be a scarcity of communication, and it was very precious,” says Thomas Kamber, founder of O.A.T.S., or Older Adults Technology Services, a nonprofit training and supSee Says Page 24


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South Barber accepts resignations, capital improvements, talks minerals Tennis and Forensics students advance to state By Yvonne Miller South Barber’s Board of Education met for their May meeting Monday night with the following members present: Deb Helfrich, Jeff Black, Kent Swartz, Janet Robison. Bryan Quick and Michael Anderson were absent. Newly-elected board member Dana Roark attended the meeting, sitting in the audience as she doesn’t take her position until the July board meeting. Resignations After two years as vo-ag teacher and FFA sponsor, Mike Beying submitted his letter of resignation which the board accepted. Amanda Corr submitted her letter of resignation as assistant high school girls tennis coach. Board Action The school calendar for 2011-12 received board approval. Important dates include: Thursday, Sept. 1 – First Day of School; November 23-25 – Thanksgiving Break; Monday, Dec. 19 - Monday, Jan. 2 – Christmas Break; March 12 – 16 Spring Break; Friday, April 6 - Monday, April 9 – Easter Break; Sunday, May 13, Commencement; Friday, May 18 – Last Day of School. Current bills totaling $286,990.65 received board approval. Representing Sandridge Energy, Barton Company landman Tom Klingensmith returned to the school board meeting to see if the board was

ready to sign a mineral lease as presented last month. The school’s attorney reviewed the document that calls for a three year lease at $500 per acre with one-sixth royalty. The board originally had a motion to accept the lease as rewritten. Then Swartz asked for three or four more wording changes. Klingensmith said most likely they could make the changes, but he would have to first check with the company he represents. The board rescinded the motion until the wording in the lease is all agreed upon. Board approved a new HVAC unit for the east side of the high school. Approximate cost is $21,000. Board held a 10 minute executive session to discuss non-elected personnel matters with no action taken upon return to open session. Later, another five minute executive session for negotiations happened with no action taken. Superintendent Morris Comments, Gifts Received Superintendent Brad Morris said the district still has teaching positions open for 5th-6th grade math; and vo-ag. Some bus driver positions are also open. Morris said there was some good news regarding healthcare premiums. The school is grandfathered in to 2013. That means the insurance rate the school pays per employee is $468.15. That is

only a 2.3 percent increase over last year. Legislators are still debating about how much the state will give school districts per pupil, the superintendent said. Morris said Local Option Budgets will remain the same. Morris said Koontz Roofing is ready to start on high school roof repairs. He said some of the outside buildings at SBHS received water damage from a city water main break. He said the city reduced the school’s water bill accordingly. However, the school is checking any further damage such as to the water softner. The superintendent said they’ve received final bids to redo the parking lot at the junior/senior high school building. The bids range from $143,000 to $181,000. Board is still discussing. Principal Marcia Cantrell told of recent grants and donations: AEC, $500 for textbook improvements in process; Kan Okla matching grant for $2500, pending; General Store, $5000 for textbook improvements; Local businessman, $25,000 for textbook inprovement; EMC-KAKE Reading Caravan Grant, $500, pending; two $100 donations from local business persons to use for anything children need; $25 to use for AR Program. Cantrell gave a site council report, saying five people expressed interest to serve as others finish their service. She complimented parent Mary Ellen Wilhelm for donating her time to design the new parent brochure. Cantrell said it appears the district has 20 kindergarten students for next year. The elementary’s Red Wheel sales were “huge” this year at $7,000 which will add to the slide. Pre-K student Bryson Rathgeber won the IPOD drawing. Cantrell said how cute the elementary music program was and said, “The band was the best I’ve ever heard it.” She told of the many field trips students are enjoying. 3rd grade teacher Tia Speed plans a unique trip for her students – a Kiowa History Walk with lunch in the park on the 19th. See S.

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Mary and Clifford Johnson in 1951

Clifford and Mary Johnson 2011

Clifford and Mary Johnson will be celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary with Family on Saturday May 21, 2011. Clifford Johnson and Mary Nusser were married in Alva, Oklahoma on May 21, 1951, with Rev. Harold Hudson officiating. They have semi-retired from Farming and Ranching. Besides farming, Clifford worked a number of years at Ewalt Buick in Alva. Mary helped with the farming and also worked for 17 years at Tanner Bros. Clothing Store and Gard’s Jewelry. Clifford and Mary have served on many Community Boards

and together they were involved with Home Fellowship Ministry. The couple is active in the Hopeton Wesleyan Church, where they are members. Cards may be mailed to P.0 Box 102, Dacoma, OK. where they reside. Their children are Carol and Charles O’Neil, Carmen, Bruce and Brenda Johnson, Smithville, Missouri, Craig and Janean Johnson Dacoma, nine grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.

Johnson’s to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary

Gary, Doris Booze to celebrate 50th Mr. and Mrs. Gary Booze will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary with a come and go reception for family and friends from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 22 at the Aline Sr. Citizen Center in Aline. Cards may be sent to RT 2 Box 33A, Aline, OK 73716. The couple requests no gifts please. Gary Booze and Doris Cook were married May 28, 1961, at the Aline First Christian Church. They lived in Cherokee for several years before moving to rural Aline where Gary served as a rural area lineman for AEC for 37 years retiring in 2001. Their children are Brad and Anna Booze, Miami, Texas; Roger and Karla Goodwin, Cherokee; and Tina and Troy Case, Cleo Springs. They have nine grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Booze


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Parenting thru divorce class starts Monday Divorcing parents are often faced with many new problems during this difficult time for the entire family. Although their marriage is ending, their role as parents continues through their lives. To help make this transition easier, Northwest Family Services Inc. staff member Nicole Martens, M.S., LPC will be teaching their Parenting Through Separation and Divorce class Monday night, May 16, 2011. The class will be in Fairview from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Northwest Technology Center southwest of Fairview. To enroll, please call Jennetta at 580-327-2900. Participants must preenroll; the class will be canceled if there is inadequate pre-enrollment. Class costs $30.00 per person. This class was designed at the request of the courts to help divorcing couples understand the problems their children may experience during and after a divorce or separation. It will fulfill the court order for all divorcing parents. Parents will learn skills to parent cooperatively, even though they

are divorced. In the class, parents will learn how to effectively communicate with their children and with their former spouse. They will practice reflective listening skills and will study various active communication techniques and nonverbal communications. They will also practice workable negotiation styles for dealing with conflict and rules for

effective expressions. Recognizing and avoiding Pain Games is another topic of consideration. Parents will learn to recognize and cease games like I-Spy, Set-up, and Wishbone, which are likely to hurt the children. Class members will also discuss various options for parenting, such as joint See Parenting Page 28

Roark named Governor’s Scholar

By Yvonne Miller South Barber High School senior Hailey Roark was chosen by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to receive the Governor’s Scholarship Award. This award honors the top academic one percent of Kansas High School seniors. Scholars are selected from accredited public and private schools in the state. “These high school seniors have shown dedication to their studies and a commitment to learning. They’ve earned this honor, and I want to congratulate them on this achievement,” Governor Brownback said. “We also should recognize their families, teachers and mentors for helping these outstanding students achieve their academic goals.” A resident of Kiowa, Kan., Hailey attended South Barber Schools since kindergarten. She is valedictorian of her senior class. She is the daughter of Dan and Dana Roark of Kiowa. Her grandparents are Paul and Clyda Roark of Kiowa; and Betty Jo and Sam Pangburn, and Dale and Jane Ritter of Alva. This program is coordinated for the Governor by the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force. It is funded by donations from private

sector businesses in Kansas. The Task Force was formed 28 years ago to strengthen public confidence in education. Numerous Kansas education organizations belong to the Task Force.

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Class A State Track Meet

Timberlake’s Hannah Berg stretches for the finish line in the 100 M Dash in Friday’s preliminaries at the Class A State Track Meet. She didn’t qualify for the finals in this event but led off on the winning 4X100 Relay Saturday and also led off the fourth place 4X200 Relay. Photo by Steve Ward

(At left) Cherokee’s Collin Washburn (r) leads off in the 4X400 Relay Saturday in the Class A State Track Meet in Midwest City. He teamed with Evan Bagenstos, Justin Schanbacher and Derek Richmond to finish third in 3:29.10; (upper left) Cherokee’s Derek Richmond crosses the finish line in the 4X100 Relay last Saturday at the Class A State Track Meet in Midwest City. Richmond teamed with Josh Shepherd, Evan Bagenstos and Justin Schanbacher to finish fourth in 44.64. Velma Alma won the event in 43.70; (above) Josh Shepherd of Cherokee clears the High Jump bar Saturday at the Class A State Track Meet in Midwest City. Shepherd jumped 6’4” and tied for second in the event. Photos by Steve Ward

The Timberlake 4X100 Relay team members celebrate receiving their gold medals for first at the Class A State Track Meet Saturday in Midwest City. Legs on the relay were Hannah Berg, Kelsey Castle, Kylie Severin, and Kayla Castle. The Lady Tigers ran a 51.27 to beat DCLA (2nd) and Fox (3rd). Photo by Steve Ward


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SUZANNE ELIZABETH COPES CHEROKEE—A memorial service for Suzanne Elizabeth Copes, 38 will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at the Bethel Baptist Church in Cherokee with Rev. Ed Jones officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Goodwin Funeral Home of Cherokee. She was born May 27, 1972 in Mesa Arizona, and died Thursday May 5, 2011 at her home in Cherokee. She lived in several cities in Arizona before moving to Cherokee. She is survived by her parents, her mother, two daughters, a son, a brother, and a sister.

Walter, Bill, and Rusty Schaefer; and one sister, Mildred Ewbank Elmore. Evelyn is survived by three daughters, Kathy Sack and friend, Brent Livingston, of Dallas, Texas, Claudia Kamas and husband, Dan Hollacher, of Oklahoma City, and Connie Garrison and husband, Jerry, of Alva; one sister, Margaret Wagner of California; four grandsons, Jason Kamas Sack and wife, Amy, of Dallas, Nathaniel Foster Hales and wife, Heather, of Norman, Joshua Kamas Hales of Oklahoma City, and Cory Garrison of Oklahoma City; three great grandchildren, Morgan Evelyn Sack, Katherine Kamas Sack, and Audrey Hales; other relatives and many friends. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Zion Lutheran Church. Remembrances may be shared with the family at www. marshallfuneralhomes.com.

Obituaries GLENDA ELLEN COLE Glenda Ellen Cole died on Sunday May 8, 2011 on her 96th Birthday. She was born on May 8th, 1915 in the Kremlin/ Hillsdale area to George Franklin Whitehead and Georgia Ellen Gabler Whitehead. Glenda was the youngest of four children. Veda Goldie Maxey, and Kenneth Howard Whitehead preceded her in death. Viola May Dustin of Perkins still survives. She graduated from Enid High School in 1935 and married Harold Lee Cole on January 20, 1936. They moved to Cherokee in 1938. Together they opened Cole’s Nursery soon after funeral directors appealed to them to put in a flower shop, so the townspeople wouldn’t have to go to Kansas to get fresh flowers. The flower shop began in the basement and later moved to the present shop and became Cole’s Flowers, they owned the shop until 1972. Her husband, Harold Cole passed away on November 2, 1980. Glenda was able to celebrate the shop’s 50th anniversary in 1988 and she continued to work at the flower shop until her move to Golden Oaks Village in 2002. She was a member of the 1st Christian Church in Cherokee. She loved to paint and design all things beautiful. Glenda was a volunteer at Alfalfa County Hospital. She enjoyed playing cards, and was a member of many clubs, including Mother’s Self Culture Club. She also was a 50 year member of The Eastern Star. Glenda lived her life with much joy and love, she will be missed dearly by all that knew her. Glenda is survived by her daughter Ellen Kay McCracken of Enid, her son George H. Cole and his wife Becky Cole of Cherokee, her granddaughter Aimee McCracken of Yukon, and a dear family friend A.J. Petree of Enid. Burial will be Thursday the 12th of May at Memorial Park Cemetery at 3p.m. A celebration of her life will follow at 4 p.m. at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. Because we knew you... we have been changed for good!

CATHERINE GLOVER Funeral service for Catherine Glover, 83, is pending with Marshall Funeral Home of Waynoka LLC. EVELYN MAE KAMAS Funeral services for Evelyn Mae Kamas will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at the Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Bersche officiating. Interment will be in the Alva Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva. Evelyn Mae Kamas, daughter of the late Edward John and Eleanora Emma (Breford) Schaefer, was born February 25, 1928, in Alva, Oklahoma, and passed away May 6, 2011, at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 83 years, 2 months, and 11 days. Evelyn graduated Alva High School with the Class of 1946. She was united in marriage to Frank Harold Kamas. She lived their entire life in Alva except for a short time when they lived on the ranch near Freedom. In 1970 she bought the Etc. Shoppe, which offered a line of glassware, flatware, dinnerware, decorative accessories and varied gift items. She ran this business for about 40 years before her retirement. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and PEO. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Grant Schaefer Garrison; three brothers,

BILLY WITCHEY Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 12, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Whitehorse Cemetery with Reverend Paul Cole, Pastor, Town and Country Christian Church, officiating. Wharton Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made online at www.whartonfuneralchapel. com. Billy, son of Blanche (Crabb) and Floyd Elmer Witchey was born on February 11, 1922 near Alva. He passed away at the Share Convalescent Home on the 9th day of May at the age of 89 years, 4 months and 28 days. Billy attended the Pleasant Ridge, Whitehorse and Farry schools. In 1942 he joined the United States Army serving in Africa, Sicilian, Southern France, North Apennines and Rhineland. He was Honorably discharged October 15, 1945. On September 30, 1946 in Dodge City, Kansas he was married to Mary I. Bosworth. In 1947, they made Wenatchee, Washington their home. He worked in the construction trade. After his retirement he returned to Alva. Mr. Witchey was preceded in death by his wife on March 22, 1973, his See Obits Page 28


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port center in Brooklyn, N.Y. “Nowadays, communication is so ubiquitous it’s free. Older people are catching on to that, and they want to be a part of it.” Mary Madden, senior research specialist with the Pew Research Center, says: “The most powerful force convincing them to take the plunge…is their families. Especially when it comes to their grandchildren, they do not want to be left out of the loop.” Tabb Farinholt, 73, who lives in Gloucester, Va., joined Facebook about two years ago when a friend from her book club told her about it. “She said, ‘You need to do this because you’ll learn so much about your grandchildren.’ “ Those were the magic words. She has been enjoying looking at pictures and posts of her six grandchildren ever since. Sure, most of it is inane, and she’s even considered stopping. But then she thinks of the photos she might miss seeing. “It does make you feel closer to them—just to see their picture or a few words by them,” she says. “They are certainly not thinking, ‘How can I be close to my grandparents?’ And I wouldn’t expect them to. But Facebook

is kind of nice to keep up with them a little bit.” Leveling Effect Over the past few years, Facebook has morphed from a closed site for college students to an online playground where barriers of age, distance, background and technological expertise have been leveled. It has become a rare space where generations can meet on neutral turf to share and interact. Currently, users must be 13 years old to open a Facebook account, resulting in the young and old tiptoeing into the space at the same time. Says the Pew center’s Ms. Madden: “Seniors who have recently retired, teens and young adults just beginning their lives are all going through very significant changes. And this social networking and communicating can be a very powerful force in helping them move forward.” She also says that grandparents can play a unique role on Facebook. Plenty of kids block or limit the access their parents have, but they give free rein to the extended family—enabling grandparents to perform duties of light surveillance. Just ask Bart Farinholt of Rich-

mond, Va. Recently, the 20-year-old sophomore at Denison University posted a Halloween photo of himself gesturing inappropriately (in character) on his Facebook page. Not long after, he received an email from his grandmother: “Obscene gestures on Facebook. Just so sophomoric.” And she had underlined every word. “If my mom told me to change it, I might have argued with her,” he says. “But it was different because it was my grandmother. So I changed it. It’s actually nice to have her checking on me and giving me advice.” Such frequent and casual communication is actually changing the relationship between these two generations— and so far, all for the better. With his grandmother as easy to reach as a roommate or teammate, Mr. Farinholt was compelled to ask her to help with a study-abroad application. Yes, even after the Halloween incident. “He emailed me his essay to read. And of course, it was due the next day,” Tabb Farinholt says. “But I didn’t say anything because I was so thrilled to be asked. I was a high-school English teacher, but this was the first time any of my grandchildren asked me to edit anything they’ve written.” Dick Anderson, 77, of Bradenton, Fla., fields requests for help, as well. He emails and Skypes regularly with his four grandchildren in Virginia and Minnesota. Recently, he’s been engaged in an online discussion with his oldest grandchild about investing. “He was curious and wanted to learn more. He had lots of financial questions for me,” says Mr. Anderson. “Sometimes it’s on Facebook. Sometimes it’s texting. Either way, I’m here for him.”


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well as for a girl’s basketball coach. Supt. Meyer noted the roofing work underway should be completed by the end of the month. He also announced the district had purchased a cooler for the elementary school at a cost of $2,700. Another addition to the district is a new driver’s education program, which will initially serve 15 students this summer. Each will pay $125 for the instruction. In his report, Principal Jeremy Hickman mentioned a myriad of upcoming events including graduation for the eighth grade on May 19 and for high school seniors on May. 20. Surplus items Bids for surplus items were opened Monday. The high bid of $1102 from Steve Hickman for the district’s old lawn mower was accepted. No bid was received for the district’s ticket booth. High bids of $1,100 for a 1996 yellow school bus and $3,500 for a 1996 MCI bus known as “Big Chief” were received. In fact, two identical high bids were received for the latter. The board took no

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Parenting custody and mediation. In 2011, the Parenting Through Separation and Divorce Class will be taught monthly on Mondays rotating sites as follows: May 16 – Fairview, June 20 Cherokee, July 18 - Alva August 15 - Fairview, September 19 Cherokee, October 17 - Alva, November 7 – Fairview, December 19 - Cherokee.

action on the bus bids. They reserved the right to reject all bids. Personnel The board approved Kristil Weve to be the new cheerleading coach. Following an executive session at the end of the meeting, the board tabled action re-employing 12 non-certified personnel including bus drivers, custodians, the grounds keeper, kitchen workers, the elementary school secretary, the district encumbrance clerk, and the district treasurer. Other business ● No action was taken on a suggestion by Principal Hickman to have a Hall of Fame induction and banquet to honor Cherokee alumni. ● Jennifer Roach presented a short presentation on the activities of the Cherokee Youth Foundation’s planned summer activities for young children. No action was taken on a request by the organization to use the elementary school gym and a kindergarten room during the summer. The board wanted to ascertain if the organization has insurance before taking action. Roach did inform the board members that parents of participating children are asked to sign waivers. ● An auditor-requested form that will help track insurance payments was

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approved. It is called a “Cash Fund Estimate of Needs and Request for Supplemental Appropriations for the Insurance Fund for Fiscal Year 201011.” ● Contract renewals with Municipal Accounting Systems, Inc. for student information software for the upcoming school year and with ADPC for the district’s financial accounting software were approved with no increases from the current rates. The latter will cost the district $445 per month. ● Two cheerleading fund-raisers for the summer were approved. They will include the sale of candy and license plates. ● The board accepted proposed changes in dealing with activity fund money. The changes insure that more people are involved which will help the district meet auditor suggestions regarding segregation of duties. ● No action was taken on possible handbook changes or additions. ● Encumbrances were approved. They included $16,252.09 for the General Fund; $10,234.79 for the Building Fund; $19.27 for the Child Nutrition Fund; and $239.99 for the General Payroll Fund. ● The board approved minutes of the April 7 regular meeting and the April 21 special meeting.

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parents, three sisters and three brothers. Billy is survived by his sister and her husband, Gail and Bill Wilks of Alva, four brothers and their wives, Robert and Vada of Alva, Earl and Mavis of

Webster, South Dakota, Dean and Dale both of Alva. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Cancer.


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Alva, Cherokee Rainbows stage Escape to Paradise The Alva and Cherokee Assemblies o£ the International Order of Rainbow for Girls held their annual formal dance, “Escape To Paradise”, on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the ACT I Building. A formal sit-down dinner was held at the Runnymede hosted by the parents and prepared by Dr, and Mrs. Troy Smith. The members decorated the room in the paradise theme assisted by Mrs. Patty Harkin. Music was by Bass Music and pictures by Natasha Foster. The order of the Grand March was as follows: Alva Members Worthy Advisor—Stephanie Nutter, Andrew Baird Past Worthy Advisor—Kamaree Lewis, Dylan Manning Worthy Associate Advisor—Jordan Coffman, Cade Pfleider Charity—Alana Adams, Christopher Dowling Hope—Alyssa Brewer, Seth Jordan Faith---Emily Harris, Blake Lehl Recorder—Rylan Castleberry, Aaron Marquez Treasurer—Taylor Hadwiger, Gage Bouziden Chaplain—Makenna Sherrill, Brenan Hankins Drill Leader--DeziRae Perez, Taylor Thary Prompter—Cecely Franz, Faith—Mia Botta Love—Kimberly Stuck, Conner Weinhoffer Religion—Riley Beeler

Outer observer—Kyrstin Hull Nature—Sabrina Hughbanks, Cole Koppitz Immortality—Kelsey Hull, Colton Budy Fidelity—Kelly Gordon, Tavin Long Patriotism—Kerstie Lewis, Mitchell Kilgore Service—Conner Cummings, Dalton Manning Confidential Observer—Rhanda Long, Kramer Lewis Musician—Logan Holt, Cameron Gaisford Choir Director—Dakota Gluth, Matt Peak Choir Member—Montana Gluth, Michael Peek Cherokee Members Worthy Associate Advisor—Sabrina Wilber Service—Nicole Unruh Charity—Susan James, Chris Travis Drill Leader—Kristen Shepard, Nicholas Cochran

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Love—Taryn Caruthers, Conner Heater Nature—Ralyn Waugh, Dillon Cochran Confidential Observer—Rebekah Olson, Gary Brown Choir Member—Morgan Clem, Branden Hoffman Chori Member—Kaitlyn Huckabee, Jarret James Choir Member—Taylor Miller, Davin Rose Choir Member—Anna Mitchell, Joseph Wagner Choir Member—Meridian West, Enris Leatherman Choir Member—Hannah King, Chance Czerniak Special guests at the Rainbow dance were the Alva Raindrops: Karlee Dietz, Landry Gaddy, Kaylee Holt, Savannah Hughbanks, Alaina Hurst, Hannah Kornele, Karsyn Madrid, Kayliegh McAlpin, Zoe Moorman, Lauren Parker, Stephanie Spellman, Maya Stewart, Makennah Tyree and Camryn Wren.

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iron, including cutting up and hauling it to End, was opened and disapproved by the commissioners of District 1 and 3 since they plan to haul their own scrap iron directly to the buyer. Gary Moore’s bid was for $85.50 a ton. That bid was accepted by District 2 Commissioner Chad Roach because he has a smaller amount of iron to sell and his county crews are busy and really don’t have the time to take scrap iron to Enid buyers. Bids from Croft Chevrolet of

Cherokee and Washburn Motors of Alva for two new vehicles to be used by the Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Department were opened and tabled for further consideration. Other business In other business, the commissioners approved minutes of their previous meeting, blanket purchase orders, maintenance and operations warrants for payment, miscellaneous officers reports, and a consumable items report.


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Great job Kiwanis Club for Little Olympics

Kiwanis Little Olympics Silver Shoe Award winners, back row, from left: TW Beiswanger, Traben Redgate, Mitchell Meyer, Carly Murrow, Whitney Randall, Hallie Durkee and Allison Seevers. Front row: Alec Ferguson, Dalon Percival, Sagelyn Budy, Tallison Guilliford, Leah Maier, and Payton Jones.

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Kiowa Hospital hears about mineral lease, building funds Both hospital and manor in the black By Yvonne Miller Kiowa’s Hospital Board met Thursday, April 28th for their regular meeting – hearing a proposal to lease hospital-owned minerals; ways to raise additional funds for the proposed new hospital; and favorable financial news. Robert Armbruster presided over the meeting in the absence of board president Zack Odell. All other members attended including: Lori Schrock, Robert Stark and Dan Lukins. Hospital/Manor Administrator Aldeen “Van” Vandeveer, CFO Robin Lewis and Human Resources Director Angie Whitely were also at the table. Board Hears Oil Lease Proposal The board first heard from landman Tom Klingensmith of Barton Land Consultants of Duncan, Okla. He represents Sandridge Energy of Oklahoma City who is drilling in the Mississippian Formation that encompasses 42,600 acres in northern Oklahoma and extends across the Kansas stateline. As reported from March school and city board meetings, Sandridge wants to lease non-surface mineral rights of the entire town of Kiowa (about 640 acres) as they drill an oil well on Schrock land south of town. Sandridge will drill approximately 9,000 feet deep and 5,000 horizontally

(which would include the need for leasing the town of Kiowa). The hospital owns half of half of the mineral rights on the 17 ½ acres they own south of Kiowa (where the board plans to build a new hospital.) They also own three-quarters of a block in town where the existing hospital sits. Sandridge offers to pay $500 per acre upfront. The Klingensmith brothers are going door-to-door to make lease arrangements with property owners. Those property owners will receive one-sixth royalty of their net-acre participation unit if the well produces. Sandridge estimates the well has the capability to generate from $20 to $100 million in production. Armbruster told Klingensmith the board’s attorney has some questions before they sign a lease. “We’re definitely interested,” Stark said. New Hospital Funding, Building Kiowa’s District Hospital Board is in the process of getting everything in order to build a new hospital to replace the over 50 year old structure. Kiowa previously received approval from the Barber County Commissioners to receive $4 million of taxpayer money for improvements. Although architect estimates are not final, cost of the new facility is closer to between $5.5 and $6.5 million, depending on the square footage agreed upon. No matter the final cost, it’s going to be near $2 million over the already approved $4 million. Therefore, the hospital board seeks other sources of funding through the recently formed Kiowa Hospital Foundation. The foundation’s focus is on finding contributions, grants, etc.

Three representatives from consulting firm Paul Strawhecker Inc., attended the board meeting. They are Beth Shearer, Scott Larson and Paul Strawhecker. “We’re here to help you pay for your hospital,” Shearer said. They discussed the first step toward a fundraising campaign. That involves assessing the community; setting a goal; identifying people to lead; identifying strengths and challenges of the hospital; interviewing community members, etc. Shearer said, “We come up with a plan for a fundraising campaign. You learn what the community thinks about the hospital.” “How can you raise an additional $2.5 million for the hospital?” Strawhecker said of the question his firm is willing to answer. The board took no action regarding Strawhecker’s proposal. Van said the Foundation will see if grants could be available for such a project. Board members briefly discussed the building project a committee of department heads, administration and others are working on with architects. Last week the Newsgram had an article about the latest committee meeting which told of more square footage cuts to reduce cost. The article told about members’ concern the cuts were too deep and would hinder serving patients. They were concerned about cutting the number of patient rooms from six to four. They also questioned the need for an OR suite, considering surgery numbers are much lower than scopes and other procedures and can be performed in a procedure See Hospital Page 40


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Alva Summer Arts Camp to show, demonstrate creations at Nescatunga Festival

Call today to enroll in camp, limited enrollment By Yvonne Miller Saturday, June 4 is the Nescatunga Arts Festival on Alva’s downtown square. In addition to appreciating the work of visiting artists, people meandering through the booths can view the artwork of area youth. The youth will have just attended the Alva Summer Arts Camp that runs May 30 – June 3. The fruits of their work will be displayed in a booth at the Saturday festival. The deadline is NOW for youth age 8-13 to enroll in the Alva Summer Arts Camp. Dr. Kay Decker said space is limited so they can take only about 30 students. Call 580-621-3680 for enrollment information. The camp is at the Methodist Church in Alva from 8:30 to noon. Students will do not only arts and crafts, but learn about colors, art theory and much more. “It’s professional art education,” Decker said of the experience. She said a variety of local art educators will share their expertise with the youth. Ken Kelsey, adjunct instructor of fine arts and history at NWOSU, heads the camp. He’s taught “Art in Life,” an art appreciation course, since the fall of 2005.

Kelsey said when people come by the camp students’ booth at the Nescatunga Festival, they’ll see ongoing activities in addition to a display of students’ creations from camp. Students will make bracelets, fans, etc., as people watch. Telling about teachers sharing their expertise in various aspects of art, Kelsey said, “We want students to have fun at camp in a learning environent.” “I like the idea of supporting the arts through the Nescatunga festival,” Kelsey said. “It’s a great opportunity for us to come together as a community. Art benefits the entire community. This is an ideal way to grow the festival for the future by bringing in youth.” Arts Camp Possible Through Freedom West This camp is made possible by the Freedom West Community Development Corporation. Decker said the organization was founded 10 years ago, and now serves five counties in northwest Oklahoma focusing on the arts, affordable housing, economic and community development. To date, Freedom West has brought in near $7 million in grants to northwest Oklahoma, Decker said. This is, in part, through federal grants which she

said is an involved process to obtain. Decker said Freedom West works with the Oklahoma Arts Council. Decker recalled that she and Kathy Earnest are graduates of the first Oklahoma Arts Leadership class through the Oklahoma Arts Council. Alva Camp to be at Graceful Arts Center Next Year Decker said she is so fortunate to collaborate with Dr. Peggy Wisdom to enhance the arts in Alva. The Wisdom Family Foundation funded an endowed chair in art at NWOSU, in memory of Grace Wisdom who passed away in 2008. She was a successful business woman and community leader. Mrs. Wisdom’s greatest passion was a love for the visual arts. Her foundation is in the process of constructing the Graceful Arts Center on the south side of Alva’s downtown square, bringing a home for a variety of cultural arts endeavors. When the Graceful Arts Center opens, projected in August, a variety of art classes and much more will be offered there. Decker said the Alva Summer Arts Camp will be held there next year and class size won’t have to be so limited. “It’s going to be a great addition to the whole area,” Decker said.


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room instead of an OR. Van said having no operating room would drastically change procedure scheduling. He said, “I don’t see how we can function with only four rooms. Where do you put people for recovery?” Stark said, “True, sometimes we have no one in the hospital. Other times we have six or eight. You’re really cutting your corners with even just six rooms.” Armbruster said he was under the impression at this point the committee and architects were just tweaking the plan. “When I read the Newsgram, I saw they weren’t just tweaking,” Armbruster said. Several board members said they don’t want to cut anymore. Since the board meeting, Van said the board wants to stop planning and start moving. He met with the architects along with DON Karla Johnston and CFO Robin Lewis last Wednesday. Hospital, Manor Finances in Black YTD For January through March, both the hospital and manor are in the black financially. That’s with the infusion of tax money and contractual adjustments. The hospital’s revenue in excess of expenses is $184,881.09; the manor’s is $14,925.57. Lewis said that in March the hospital had 14 admissions, resulting in 54 days of acute and swingbed care. She said, “Swingbed is our big revenue.” (because of contractual adjustments) Outpatient visits were 551 (down 110 visits from February). Clinic visits were

404 (up 49 visits from February). The hospital’s total operating expenses were $307,185.96 for loss of $2,477.48. With the addition of nonoperating revenue (mainly tax dollars) totaling $61,904.25, the hospital shows an overall gain of $59,426.77. The hospital’s total assets and liabilities for March are $2,576,129.28. The manor’s patient census for March was 26. The manor showed an overall gain of $56,460.27. That is due in part to a $65,000 contractual (which is a onetime payback from Medicaid). Total net patient revenue was $195,203.22. Total operating expenses were $143,744.76. With the addition

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of $5,000 tax money, the gain was $56,460.27. The manor’s total assets and liabilities shown on the March balance sheet are $496,834.06. Following an executive session, board members approved the Risk Management/Quality Assurance report for the manor. They called a special meeting Tuesday, May 3 at 8 p.m., to review the RM/QA report for the hospital as DON Karla Johnston had to be out-of-town during the regular meeting. Van said the board would enter executive session to review this report as always. They’ll also discuss non-elected personnel.

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The Elementary Track Meet is this Friday beginning at 10 a.m. Students Big Achievements SBHS Tennis player Jace Thurman placed 5th in singles at regionals while doubles partners Christian Johnston and Blake Wagenbach placed 6th. This qualifies them all to play at state this weekend in Hillsboro. Thirteen SBHS Forensics students qualified to compete at state. Of those, Ali Thurman won 4th with her Oration speech. Corry Hostetler was 6th with his informative speech. At state music contest, Naicee Gugelmeyer received a Superior (I) rating on her vocal solo. Instrumental soloists Lane Hess, tuba, and Shania Farney, trombone, also received I ratings. The 15-member Girls Ensemble also received a I.

At the state contest, SBHS FFA Agronomy Team members Hailey Roark, Ali Thurman, Moira Kimmell and Kendall Clark placed 4th. Hailey Roark is valedictorian and Racheal Watts is salutatorian of the SBHS graduating class. Baccalaureate ceremonies are tonight at 7 pm. Commencement is Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m. Based on GPAs, Honorary Junior Class conductors are: Moira Kimmell and Ali Thurman. Junior Class ushers are: Naicee Gugelmeyer, Brooke Murphy and Clarissa Murphy. The Middle School Tornado Awards Assembly and 8th Grade Recognition is Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m., in the auditorium and commons area. Driver’s Education runs May 23 June 10 for 21 students enrolled.


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E911 meeting split over which way to go By Roger McKenzie A community meeting to discuss moving forward with Enhanced 911 in Alfalfa County drew mostly people intimately involved with the subject such as first responders or dispatchers. The meeting, held April 29 at the Baker Building in Cherokee, was billed as an initial meeting to decide how E911 will be implemented and paid for. The room of about 30 split over whether the county should join with the E911 system currently serving Woods and Grant counties and operating in Woods County or expand the E911 system now operated by and for the City of Cherokee. After each side had their say, the consensus was that no action be taken until more information is gathered, especially about funding, and more experts are on hand when a second meeting will be held. The county election showed that the voters want the new system and will pay for it with a new phone tariff. However, both sides seem to also agree that the tariff alone won’t fund the system. It has to be implemented, however, because the state has mandated E-911 service throughout the state. Commissioners favor joining Woods/ Grant system Citing the county’s inability to pay for the new system, the Alfalfa commissioners appeared to favor joining with the Woods and Grant system which would use the dispatchers located in Woods County. They are not convinced the City of Cherokee can operate a new system with new equipment without

coming back to the county at some point for financial help. The Woods/Grant system already has updated equipment and has offered to take the phone tariff funds and not charge the county for anything else. Since the county can only spend the tariff funds on an E911 system, the only funds it will be out are for one time expenses for new signage and for Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping of the county. Cost estimates mentioned for each of those items, which will have to be paid for regardless of who handles the dispatching, start at about $60,000. Currently, the county is accruing about $5,000 a month in collected tariffs for E911. By the time the system is handed off to the Woods-Grant system or a new system in Cherokee, the county should have accumulated at least the cost of GPS mapping. It would have to come up with additional funds for new signage. Commissioners reminded the audience that control of a combined Alfalfa/Woods/Grant system would be under the direction an appointed board that would provide Alfalfa County with equal representation. Cherokee wants to operate a county system The City of Cherokee wants to operate the county-wide E911 system. It already has an enhanced 911 system that serves the city only. It and the dispatchers at the Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Office also handle other, non911 calls, 24 hours a day. The number of E-911 calls received is actually small. In fact, City Administrator Don Bowman

estimated at the city only gets around 20 911 calls a month. Sheriff Charlie Tucker also indicated that only a small number of the calls received there each month are 911 calls. The county would still need the city and Sheriff’s Department dispatchers even if the E911 system was put in Woods County to field all the other calls. Further, the sheriff’s dispatchers cannot do double duty, so except for re-routing the calls they now get, they cannot be considered for the operation of a county-wide system. Currently, Cherokee spends $127,000 each year to fund its dispatching salaries and benefits. That covers four fulltime dispatchers and two part-time dispatchers. A police officer is available to help out from time to time. It needs a new, up-to-date system to handle the expanded E911 service. A quote from AT&T indicates a new system could be leased for $16,635.58 down and $5,723.33 a month for five years. After that, costs are expected to be lower. While estimated tariff revenues could cover all or most of the annual lease, Bowman pointed out in a proposal made to the county that the city already budgets enough money to fund the operation of the E-911 call center. Other costs, such as rental of a T-1 phone line, were not specifically delineated as to who should handle the cost, although the city proposal seemed to indicate that it would ask for no money from the county other than the approximately $60,000 it is estimated that GPS mapping would cost. See E911 Page 44


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Second meeting to provide more facts, figures However, GPS mapping costs are not exact and in fact could cost much more. The county still has questions—including who will pay for upgrades that might be needed as early as every two or three years. Commissioner Roach noted that the down payment and monthly lease of equipment cited by the city are already more than the tariff revenue coming in. He said Woods County Commissioner Clint Strawn told him that the only way the new Alfalfa/Woods/Grant system would ask Alfalfa County for money other than the phone tariff revenue is if the communities in Alfalfa County ask for dispatching of non-911 calls. Cherokee Mayor Karen Hawkins said people voted for E911 to keep dispatching in the county. “We think we can do this in Alfalfa County,” she said. “I’m for keeping things in the county, but the county can’t fund this,” Commissioner Roach said bluntly. Bowman said the city has some sales tax room. If it raises the city sales tax by one quarter of a cent, it could raise about $10,000 a year toward dispatching costs. “We want the absolute best for the citizens of Alfalfa County,” summed up Commissioner Doug Murrow. “But this has to be a business decision. No action was taken, but both sides pledged to come forward with more information at the next meeting.

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Waynoka Rattlesnake Hunt

What a set of fangs! The handler at the Waynoka Rattlesnake Hunt was demonstrating to the kids just how long rattlesnake fangs can get. Photo by Rebecca Kinney. During Waynoka’s Snake Hunt, even the kids had fun with all kinds of stuff to do including this mechanical bull. This young girl was really trying to hold on tight. Photo by Rebecca Kinney.

Not all kids are afraid of snakes. This young man was carrying his non-rattle snake around in downtown Waynoka during the snake hunt to show it off with a big smile on his face. Photo by Rebecca Kinney.

This band is called Oklahoma South Wind fromGoodwell. Band members are Darrin Wells vocals and guitar, Ben Murphy guitar, Wrustler Frye bass, and Joe Decker drums. They were just one of the bands that played Friday night of the Rattlesnake Hunt at Harleys Bar in Waynoka. Photo by Rebecca Kinney


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This couple loves it that friends are bragging about their wedding photos. www.LynnMartin.com their cost is $1400 plus tax.

We’ve been invited to four states this summer to shoot weddings.

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At age 94, Mildred giving to community Gift to Pistol Packin’ Mamas for cancer patients By Yvonne Miller Mildred Swartz is age 94 and still giving back to her community. Mildred can truly call Kiowa, Kan., home. She was born on south 7th Street and has lived in the same home on north 7th Street 74 years. Many of those years were with her late husband Clyde. Mildred shares a talent she learned from a neighbor when she was just seven years old. That is crocheting. It takes her “several evenings” to crochet a soft cap. She’s given those at Christmas and to the Salvation Army. Her most recent gift is to Kiowa’s Pistol Packin’ Mamas who raise money to help find a cure for cancer. This group of cancer survivors and supporters seem to raise more money each year to shoot down the cruel disease. The group is everywhere doing concession stands throughout the year, serving at the Border Line Dinner Theatre, to accepting donations for luminaries in memory of those lost or in

honor of loved ones battling the disease. Those luminaries are for the Barber County Relay for Life June 24-25 at Medicine Lodge. Drop by Shirts and More in Kiowa to get your luminary or make a donation. Organizer Julia Fritze said the group of 18 women formed in 2006. Since

then they’ve raised $38,500 for cancer research, Fritze said. The Pistol Packin’ Mamas will give Mildred’s gift of crocheted caps to cancer patients through an organization. Mildred said her passion for crocheting is a hobby. To someone battling a disease that often strips people of their hair, Mildred’s hobby is a comforting, warm gift.

Mildred Swartz (seated) gives her gift of crocheting to the Pistol Packin’ Mamas in the form as soft hats to share with cancer patients. A few of the Pistol Packin’ Mamas accepting the gift are: (l-r) Barbara Walz, Nicole Kraft, Shauna Schupbach, Connie Rooks, Jane Thompson and Julia Fritze. Photo by Yvonne Miller


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Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Log May 2, 2011 6:24 a.m. report of a vehicle that had been rolled 2-3 times 2 miles south on Jet blacktop, no one around it, upside down in a field, roadway is not blocked, stuff all over about 40-50 yards, airbags have been deployed, looked all over there is no one around the vehicle, notified OHP by phone,was advised engine is cold, has been there a while. 6:45 a.m. report of cows out 1 mile north of Catholic Cemetery south of Goltry, notified owner, he will go take care of it. 5:34 p.m. report of gas line leak at 100 block of north Central in Carmen, it was a heater they had to pull out. 6:51 p.m. report of calf out on Hwy 64 east of Cozy Curve, checked all the way to Jct 58, did not locate calf. 10:22 p.m. possible motorist assist, caller advised he drove by a few minutes later and the flashers were off, found the vehicle off the road in some trees, it will be minor accident, advised EOHP, subjects standing by, advise EOHP it will be an intoxicated driver, subject swerved to avoid hitting deer, ran through barbed wire fence, contact owner and let them know that fence is down. May 3, 2011 2:00 a.m. report of alarm going off at residence 1 south of Carmen turn 3 1/2 east, made contact with individual of residence he is enroute. 8:27 a.m. report of horses out 2 south of 45/58 Jct on Hwy 58, contacted owner, he is enroute. 4:36 p.m. report of 2 vehicle accident west of 64/8 Jct on Hwy 64, no injuries,

roadway is not blocked, notified OHP. 9:16 p.m. report of vehicle speeding and passing in a no passing zone on Hwy 64 near Ashley, notified OHP by phone. May 4, 2011 9:24 a.m. report of cattle out 2 west of McWillie, notified owner, will go check. 9:40 p.m. minor accident, truck ran into another truck at the sale barn on Ohio, request report, OHP advised will take care of it. May 5, 2011 9:50 p.m. possible suspicious vehicle, there was a vehicle down the road had lights off 5 miles north on Hwy 58 and 1 mile west, she was going to get tag number, on county line has not seen caller will call her. May 6, 2011 2:25 a.m. report of smelling smoke on Main St. in Aline, smells like a mixture of electrical and rubber, will drive around to see if he can see anything, checked around, did not find or see anything, smell is not there. 4:00 p.m. report of possible theft in Goltry, called to see if any reports of a break in around Goltry, someone had stole some medication and left the bottle, have not received any reports of a break in. 6:59 p.m. report of 3 juveniles digging in a no dig area at Crystal Dig area, signs are posted, advised them to leave the area, they did so. 8:41 p.m. report of 2 black cows out 1 mile north of curve north of Helena, notified possible owner, will go check. May 7, 2011 10:37 a.m. report of possible fire at

45/58 Jct and 1/4 mile south, unsure if it is a control burn, there was a PU out there, will send someone to go check it out, it was a control burn. 12:59 p.m. report of smoldering field 1 mile west on 5th St, there were cattle standing in a field that was still smoldering, will go look, saw nothing 5:44 p.m. report of smoldering field 1/2 mile west of Carmen turnoff on Craig Rd. 8:41 p.m. medical call in Carmen, med alarm going off, not getting an answer on the phone, paged Carmen, she is ok, set alarm off accidentally. May 8, 2011 1:40 p.m. ambulance call to Cherokee Manor, Cherokees Ambulance was already in Enid so the city called Helena as backup. 5:00 p.m. report of a vibrator truck on fire 1 1/2 miles east of Burlington on Hwy 11, paged Burlington, fire is out. 5:12 p.m. report of grass fire 4 south of Burlington 1 1/2 west, in the ditch, paged Cherokee & Burlington. 8:14 p.m. report of barn fire 4 west of Carmen CR 510 to Coal Rd, paged Carmen FD they are enroute, Carmen at scene with Dacoma, advised Dacoma will sit with fire, they have been released, back at station. May 9, 2011 1:08 a.m. report of large fire 1 mile north on Hwy 11 and 2 east of Hwy 8 on Kiowa turn, paged Burlington FD, it is the oil rig that has been on fire for a couple of weeks. 4:36 a.m. report of black cow out 1 1/2 west of McWillie on south side of road, notified owner, they will check.

Alfalfa County Court Filings

According to the affidavits and petitions on file, the following individuals have been charged. An individual is innocent of any charges listed below until proven guilty in a court of law. All information is a matter of public record and may be obtained by anyone during regular hours at the Alfalfa County Courthouse. The Alva Review-Courier will not intentionally alter or delete any of this information. If it appears in the courthouse public records, it will appear in this newspaper. Criminal Filings Melvin Edwin Conway, 71, Cherokee: Rape by Instrumentation. Misdemeanor Filings Charles Raymond Cox, 54, Cherokee: (1) Public

Intoxication; (2) Malicious Injury to Property; (3) Obstructing an Officer. Trevor Lee Lohrding, 19, Cherokee: (1) Driving Under the Influence; (2) Minor in Possession of Alcohol with Intent to Consume. Christina D. Covington, 38, no address listed: Violation of Compulsory School Law. Samuel Alan May Jr., 33, Helena: Public Intoxication. Jesse Lee May, 30, no address listed: Driving Under the Influence. Civil Filings Discover Bank vs. Christina Moore: Indebtedness for an amount more than $2,000. See Court Page 54 Citibank South Dakota vs.


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Alfalfa County Real Estate Transactions

Beginning Book 651 page 830 Real Estate Transfers Samantha Jo Simons to Dale E. Cummins and Apryle Cummins: all of Lots 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 in Block 74 in th Original Town of Goltry: Quit Claim Deed. Bradley Rieger and Bobbie Rieger to SandRidge Exploration and Production LLC: a 6.57 acre SURFACE ONLY tract of land in the East 100 acres of the Northeast Quarter of Section 23, Township 29 North, Range 9, WIM: Warranty Deed. Austin DeVore to Jimmie Cloyd and Vickie Cloyd: all of Lots 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 in Block 28 in the Original Town of Byron: Warranty Deed. Terry Dwayne McGee to Sammie J. Wooten and Janis G. Wooten: all of Block 37 in Carmen 2nd Filing Addition in the Town of Carmen: Warranty Deed. David Gordon and Amber Gordon to Sammie J. Wooten and Janis G. Wooten: Lots 1 through 12 in Block 48 in Carmen 2nd Filing Addition in the Town of Carmen: Warranty Deed.

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Edgar Schwerdtfeger and Virginia Schwerdtfeger to Allen L. Schwerdtfeger and Leonard E. Schwerdtfeger: (1) the Southeast Quarter of Section 30, Township 28 North, Range 13, WIM; (2) the South 137 acres of the Southeast Quarter of Section 30, Township 29 North, Range 12, WIM; (3) 30 acres out of the Southwest Quarter of Section 30, Township 29 North, Range 12, WIM: Quit Claim Deed. Brandon C. Anthony and Kendra Anthony to Jonathan Livingston and Holly Livingston: Lots 9, 10, 11 and 12 in Block 35 in the 1st Addition to the Town of Aline: Warranty Deed. Vicky Leigh Olson, Janet Springer Sheik and Kelly Walden Springer, Successor Co-Trustees of the Revocable Inter Vivos Trust of Jack Dean Springer dated Oct. 25, 1990 to Vicky Leigh Olson: Southeast Quarter of Section 36, Township 25 North, Range 12, WIM: Warranty Deed. Susan Hague to Suzann H. Allison and William E. Allison, Trustees or their successors in trust under the

Suzann H. Allison Living Trust dated Feb. 2, 2000 and Alfred Kent Hague: an undivided 1/2 interest in and to (1) the Northwest Quarter of Section 28, Township 26 North, Range 10, WIM; (2) the Northwest Quarter of Section 16, Township 26 North, Range 11, WIM; (3) the North Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 28, Township 27 North, Range 11, WIM; (4) the South Half of the South Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 21, Township 27 North, Range 11, WIM; (5) the Southwest Quarter of Section 22, Township 27 North, Range 11, WIM; (6) Sections 6, 7 and 8 in Township 27 North, Range 11, WIM: Quit Claim Deed. Ruth F. Ross to Ruth F. Ross Revocable Trust dated Nov. 30, 2009: Lots 27, 28 and 29 in Block 12 to the Town of Helena: Quit Claim Deed. Reta Gail Lindley aka Gail Lindley aka Rita Gail Lindley to Rita Gail Lindley, Trustee of the Gail Lindley Family Revocable Trust dated Apr. 21, 2011: (1) the Southwest Quarter of See Real

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Court

Edward S. Grover: Indebtedness for an amount more than $11,000. Wildlife Filings Kyle Justin Davila, 22, Enid: Resident fishing without valid license ($221). Protective Order Filings Nancy L. Mathis ET AL vs. Charles Douglas Robinson. Mary Gumaer ET AL vs. Miranda Eastman. Traffic Filings Teresa Beebe, 20, Enid: Passing in no passing zone ($211.50). Robert Dwayne Morey, 53, Enid: Overweight on group of 2 axles, 34,000 legal; over 4,740 ($439.90). Jack L. Webb, 50, Portor, TX: Violation special permit ($706.50). Brennan Michael Virgil Seaman, 19, Goltry: Failure to stop at stop sign ($211.50). Trevor Lee Lohrding, 19, Cherokee: Failure to stop at stop sign ($211.50). Larry Gene Cochran, 60, Jet: Improper turn at intersection ($211.50).

John Adam Barnfield, 24, Enid: Operating a motor vehicle in a manner not reasonable & proper ($256.50). John Bryan Shurtz, 29, Woodward: Overweight on group of 2 ($296.70). Isidro Dominguez, 47, Woodward: Failure to keep right in making right turn ($211.50). Ronald L. Parks, 47, Woodward: Violate terms of special permit ($211.50). Thomas E. Salisbury, 57, Ponca City: Improperly overtake on right ($211.50). Christopher George Mathis, 31, Enid: Failure to carry insurance verification ($211.50). Lucas Charles Edward Barlow, 23, Wagoner: Failure to carry insurance verification (state dismissed without fine or costs). Nolan Jay Schmidt, 22, Helena: Back vehicle on roadway ($211.50). The following individuals were cited for speeding: Chris Allen Haymaker, 35,

Fairview: 1-10 over ($188.50); Paula Kay Carothers, 36, Alva: 16-20 over ($241.50); Jeremy Michael Engler, 33, Enid: 1-10 over ($188.50); Kenneth Wayne Newton, 25, Choctaw: 1620 over ($241.50); Marvin Ray Bond, 35, Enid: 1-10 over ($188.50); Lucas Charles Edward Barlow, 23, Wagoner: 1-10 over ($188.50); Soto Emiliano Sierra, 24, Norman: 16-20 over ($241.50); Joe Delphain Housley, 58, Sentinel: 1-10 over ($188.50); Ashlee Blane Kilgore, 19, Alva: 1-10 over ($188.50); Twila Dawn Gaff, 34, Helena: 1-10 over ($188.50). The following individuals were cited for failure to wear seatbelt ($20 fine): Tyrell Ashley Beckner, 29, Cleo Springs; Danny Gullick, no age listed, Poteau; Randall Keith Sullivan, 29, McCurtain; Derek Lee Martin, 18, Cherokee; James Lawrence Gossett, 27, Greenfield, MO; Danny Ray Melton, 45, Waynoka; John Clifton Goins, 52, Stigler; Christopher D. Parker, 37, Cherokee.


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Barber County Sheriff’s Log 05-02-11 Darin Goodwin, Medicine Lodge, driving a 1981 Chev struck a deer just west of Medicine Lodge on U160. Over $1,000 damage, no injury, accident investigated by Sheriff Tomson. 05-03-11 Pete Dyck, Sublette, driving a 2000 Freightliner struck a deer on U281 east of Hardtner. Over $1,000 damage, no injury, accident worked by Deputy Rugg. 05-03-11 Kiowa Ambulance transported patient from Kiowa Manor to Kiowa Hospital. 05-03-11 Allen Babb, Kiowa, driving a 2003 Kia struck a deer about 5 miles north of the K2-U281 junction. Over $1,000 damage, no injury, accident investigated by Deputy English. 05-04-11 Kiowa Ambulance transferred patient from Kiowa Hospital to Wichita. 05-04-11 Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from Walnut Street to Medicine Lodge Hospital. 05-04-11 Deputy English investigated

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a theft east of Hardtner. 05-04-11 Medicine Lodge Rural and Sawyer Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a grass fire near Elm Mills. 05-05-11 Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from Walnut Street to Medicine Lodge Hospital. 05-06-11 Kiowa Ambulance transported patient from Hardtner to Kiowa Hospital. 05-06-11 Logan Adams, Coldwater, driving a 1969 Chev PU collided with a 2001 Ford truck driven by Mark Whitebread, Medicine Lodge, at Northstar and Gerlane Roads. Over $1,000 damage, no injury, accident worked by Deputy English. 05-07-11 Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from Market Street to Medicine Lodge Hospital. 05-07-11 Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from west of Medicine Lodge to Medicine

Lodge Hospital. 05-08-11 Deputy Rugg investigated a burglary in Sharon. 05-08-11 Kiowa Ambulance transported patient from 7th Street to Kiowa Hospital. During the week officers received 5 reports of cattle out; one report of horses out; one report of goats out; one report of mule out; performed 11 Public Assists; and assisted 3 other agencies. Arrests: 05-04-11 Joshua B. Hamic, Medicine Lodge, W/M, 25. Arrest by BASO. Charge: Fail to Appear. Released 05-0611 on $2,500 OR Bond. 05-06-11 Dustin J. Hanson, Pratt, W/M, 26. Arrest by BASO. Charge: Drive while DL Suspended. Released 05-06-11 on $500 Surety Bond. 05-06-11 Bradford D. Lumley, Pratt, W/M, 27. Arrest by BASO. Charges: 2 Counts Theft 3. Possess Marijuana 4. Possess Drug Paraphernalia. Released 05-08-11 on $3,000 Surety Bond.

Real Estate

Section 27, Township 29 North, Range 11, WIM; (2) Lots 1 and 2 and the East Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 19, Township 29 North, Range 10, WIM: Warranty Deed. Orla Beth Wilber, Attorney-in-fact for Ruby Jean Cormack to Ruby Jean Cormack, Trustee of the Ruby Jean Cormack Revocable Trust dated Apr. 19, 1981: Northwest Quarter of Section 29, Township 28 North, Range 9, WIM: Warranty Deed. Brian Collins and Peggy Collins to Jason Shirley and Kristie Shirley: a

tract of land beginning at the Southwest Corner of Azbill’s Addition to the City of Cherokee, thence North 140 feet, thence East 50 feet, thence South 140 feet, thence West 50 feet to the place of beginning: Warranty Deed. Martin C. Kraft to Brenda K. Denham fka Brenda K. Kraft: Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 in Block 16 of the Original Town of Goltry: Quit Claim Deed. Mortgages Thomas Charles Pearson and Velma L. Pearson to Security National Bank

of Enid: Surface only in 2 tracts of land in the Northwest Quarter of Section 9, Township 24 North, Range 9, WIM; (1) Beginning at a point 30 feet West of the Northeast corner of said Quarter Section, thence South 300 feet, thence West 435.6 feet, thence North 300 feet, thence East 435.6 feet to the point of beginning, containing 3 acres more or less; (2) Beginning at a point 30 feet West and 300 feet South of the Northeast corner of said Quarter Section, thence South 400 feet, thence West 435.6 feet, thence North 400 feet, thence East 435.6 feet to the point of beginning, containing 4 acres more or less: $156,458.56. Jonathan Livingston and Holly Livingston to Brandon C. Anthony and Kendra Anthony: Lots 9, 10, 11 and 12 in Block 35 in the 1st Addition to the Town of Aline: $15,000. William C. Reed aka W. C. Reed and Joy Lynn Reed to Community Bank: a tract of land containing 1.31 aces more or less in the Southeast Quarter of Section 33, Township 28 North, Range 9, WIM: $210,000.


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Specialty Sandwiches & Soup

Animals and Pets

Lucky Buck Boot Repair

Open Horse Sale

Drop-Offs any time. 911 11th St. 443-791-1853. $50 Full Sole. Cherokee, OK. Indoor Arena. Quick Quality Repair. Will be Sun, May 22. Tack at 1pm. Horses gone most of July follow. All Horses Welcome. Call Dennis Price 580-227-0459 Rhodes Auto Salvage Reward Lost Cat

Check with Rhodes Auto Salvage for prices on Cars and PU’s. Grey and White Cat. 5th & Olive Sometimes worth more than 580-327-2683 $120/Ton For Sale S & S Harvesting 3 nearly new saddles with rack. Looking for wheat acres to cut. 1 cattle squeeze chute. 28 x 30 Have 2 late model JD and all Frame Home to be moved. 580supporting equipment. Please 542-2121 call Derek Sumner at 785-877Business Services 3417 or 785-871-0962 For Your Const Needs

BBQ, Steaks & More!!

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

Red’s Place now offers Buckeyes and daily noon specials. MonMagnificent Meatloaf. Turkey Tues-$1 off Turkey Dinner. Mexican Wed-Real Mexican Cuisine. Thirsty Thurs-Free 20oz Drink with a meal purchase. Fri-Steve’s Hamburger w/Chips $3.99. Live Band “Shyner.” Sat, May 21. Best Cooks in Town. Ribeye Steaks Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri nights

Kick’n Koffee Take a Step-Up into the World of Really Good Koffee. Hot weather means Iced or Frozen Koffees. Wed-Ham Salad, Pulled Pork or Revil Soup, Peach Cobbler. Thur-Chicken Salad w/Croissant and Cookie, Fri-Ham and Beans and Pulled Pork. Sausage Gravy and Biscuits Sat. As the days get hotter our drinks are getting colder! All Lattes can be made as Frozen Blend. We also have 6 flavors of our Smoothies

Computer Plus Computer Repair, service, virus removal & other computer needs. Competitive pricing. Call Adam Swallow at 580-327-4449 or 580-748-2349 or come by 1329 Fair St. Mon thru Fri. Will do local housecalls

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Rhodes Auto Salvage

Alva Sewing Center

Hwy 281 N, Alva. Delivered Iron 1 gently used Singer Serger $199, and Metal and Farm Machinery. works great. 580-327-3312 $120/Ton Pasture Tree Clearing V’s Daycare Save moisture & grass. Let me 3 openings for 3-12yrs. Accepting clear trees in your pasture. Skid Drop-Ins. 580-273-3376 or 580- Steer & Marshall Tree Saw. Ed Grover. 580-474-2465 or 580327-4215 542-0298 It’s Hot!!! Baker’s Laundry The Rialto is pleased to offer our popular drink and Popcorn 614 4th Street, Alva. Open Daily Special. Small Drink 50 Cents, 7am-9pm. Wash $1/Load. Large Med 75 cents and large $1. Load Steam Washer $3.75. Drop Popcorn Small $1. Medium Off Laundry Service $.80.lb $1.50. Large $2. Same low price Need better “Doghouse”? last 15 years. Carryout only. Price includes tax. All Day, Every Day, How ‘bout a new steel building open till close. You won’t find when your castle is off limits? a better deal. Rialto Snack Bar. Call us today. Miller and Associates, LLC. 580-327-7935. Downtown www.millerandassociatesllc. Food Distribution com Alva Wesleyan Church & Okla Pony Boy Lures Regional Food Bank. 2nd Wednesday each month. 3rd & Alva, OK. 580-327-1233 or Church St. 2-6pm. We want to 580-430-5547. Top in fishing supplies. Buy-Sell-Trade Guns. feed body and your soul Smith and Wesson Nodel 65 4” Carpentry S.S. 357 $299. Let’s Make a Deal Interior-Exterior improvements. Oil/Gas Mineral Leases Room additions. Plaster Repair & Painting. Handicap Upgrades. Please contact us if you are Will also accommodate Farm & interested in leasing or selling Ranch. 580-307-4598 or 620- your minerals. We provide 825-4285. Hourly Rates avail. services to Oil and Gas Mineral Owners. Our efforts create Mitch Reed healthy competition resulting Depot Bar & Grill in higher bonus amounts and Wed Lunch Special-Minute superior lease terms. Professional Steaks, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, References Available. 580-327Green Beans, Spice Cake. Thur- 4440 or 580-327-7889. www. BBQ Ribs, Baked Beans, Potato MineralMarketing.Com Salad, Cherry Crunch. FriProfessional Upholstery Chicken Fry, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn, Roll, Peach with all types of furniture. Over Cobbler. Open at 11am. Carry- 55 yrs. experience. Goltry 580496-2351 out avail 580-327-2212

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Employment Help Wanted

Needed

Truck Driver Class A CDL. Local NW Okla deliveries. Home every night. Must have or be willing to get Haz-Mat & tanker endorsements. Benefits include Health Insurance, Retirement, Paid Vacation & Uniforms. Garnett Oil Co. Pick-Up applications at 518 Okla Blvd. 580-327-2691

Weekend Bartender. Dovie’s Bar in Kiowa. 620-825-4138 or stop by 527 Main in Kiowa, KS

Help Wanted We are looking for motivated and dependable individuals to work in Production and Fabrication shop. Looking to fill all 3 shifts. Benefits include Health/Dental/ Life Insurance, Paid Vacation/ Holidays. All new hires will be asked to take a drug test. Please send Resume or fill out application at Prairie Belting Inc, 396 w Highway 2, Anthony, KS 67003. Attn:Teresa Wilcox Boomer Well Service Hiring Rig Supervisor, Rig Operator-Class A CDL. Derrick Hand, Floor Hand. Benefits, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance. Uniforms. Apply in person at 4520 B & B Drive, Woodward, OK 73801. Office-580-256-6860. Fax-580256-6686Help Wanted

Housekeeper Needed References Required. 580-7480176 Journeyman Electricians Experience in the Oil and Gas Field is beneficial but not required. Paid Vacations, holidays, pension and health insurance provided. Pay will be based on experience. Call 580883-4667 or pick-up application at 709 N. Main, Ringwood, OK Generator Techs Successful oilfield service company needs experienced Generator Techs in the Fairview area. Call 580-227-2400 Help Wanted Chaparral Apartments in Cherokee, OK is looking for Part-Time Apartment Manager. Send Resume to pat.arzonllc@ suddenlink.net Help Wanted

RSI has Full-Time positions available in Kiowa, KS. Applicants must be computer literate. Mail Resume to RSI Metal Building Erectors. Bill ATTN: HR, 543 Main, Kiowa, KS Steel Buildings. 405-818-8130 67070 or email to employment@ Help Wanted rsicorp.com NWDCS is hiring Part-Time Admin Asst/On-call Advocate fax resume to: 580-327-6980 Starr Lumber

Garage Sales Garage Sale Wed-Sat 9am-? 1018 5th

Garage Sale Inside & Outside Sales Positions. 580-327-0472 Sat 8am-1pm. 402 Church

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Yard Sale

Garage Sale/Carmen

Cleaning Lady

1408 Young. Fri 3-8pm. Sat 8am-? Boys and Girls clothes, baby furniture, women’s clothes, Beanie Babies, bunk bed, dresser w/9 drawers, antique electric adding machine, antique cash register, pick-up tool box, Radial Arm Saw, misc items

321 n 2nd St. Sat and Sun 8am-4pm. Near new Beige Micro Fiber Sofa, Entertainment Center w/32” TV, Rascal Electric Mobility Chair, used 4-5 times, new batteries, end tables, lamps, Porcelain Dolls Signed and No’d, pictures, other household items, down sizing-well worth it. Push Lawn mower. 580-987-2330

with 10 years experience looking for work. With references. 360-208-3279

Garage Sale Fri, Sat, Sun 9am-? 1733 Maple 3 Family Sale 1027 Choctaw. Fri 3-6pm. Sat 8am-noon Garage Sale at 718 3rd St. Alva, in the alley between 2nd and 3rd located in the green building. Lots of children and adult clothes, DVD, knives and collectables. Large Rota tiller, small Rota tiller, gas powered pressure washer. Too many items to list. Silver flatware with wooden storage box. Start at 8am5pm on the 14th of May Garage Sale Baby and Child Stuff, furniture, clothes, books and lots of misc. Friday, May 13, 3:30-6:30pm and Sat, May 14, 8am-noon. 1013 Maple Garage Sale Fri 6 pm - 8pm. 1820 S. 11th

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

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

Lawn Care Mowing Service Reasonable rates, call anytime 580-3278392, 580-603-1013. Miscellaneous For Sale in Dacoma, OK. GE Self Cleaning Range $100, and old Magnavox Console Phonograph/Radio $25. 580-438-2277 Card Shower John and Sherrie Kutz 30 year Anniversary May 15th. Help us celebrate by sending a Card to 41206 State Hwy 45, Alva, OK 73717. Attention Haulers Not accepting loads at Scribner Salvage from Thursday through Sunday. Thank you and see you Monday

Remember the Graduate with show passes, video and game rentals, drink coupons. Any amount sold. “Reel Deal” (2 show passes, 2 med drinks, large popcorn and any candy $25). Available at Rialto Snack Bar. 580-327-0535 Lilac Bushes If you need Old Fashioned Lilac Bushes call me at 580-747-1936 For Sale ‘96 Seadoo XP and ‘97 Seadoo GTS. 580748-2463 Going Out of Business 30% off Agco and Simplicity Lawnmower parts in stock. Belts, Bearings, Sickle Sections, Guards, Reel Arms, Brush Holders, Header and Separator Clutches, 2 24ft Sickles and misc parts. Cash Only. Dettle Implement, Helena, OK For Sale RCBS RASS shooting bench. Used 3 times $275. Can email pics. 580-748-0372 For Sale ‘04 D3GXL Caterpillar, 3785 hours, 6 way blade, hydrostat, AC, $35,000. Clean. 580822-5417 Annual Meeting Union Center Cemetery, May 16, 7pm. Dacoma Business Complex Furniture Auction Sale will be Wed. May 18th at 6:30pm. Sale Location 422 Flynn St. Public Invited!! Sale

MURROW

REAL ESTATE & AUCTION

580-327-1998

www.murrowlandandhome.com www.murrowrealestateandauction.com

PAT WHITE REALTY NEW LISTINGS : 107 Birch is a beautiful enlarged, updated home that

is move-in ready. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, new kitchen, brick exterior. Fenced back yard, storage shed. Call to see this charming home. Another new listing at 927 Barnes with many features.

See on www.patwhiterealty.com

OFFICE: 580-327-4337 - 519½ Barnes, Alva Pat 430-5743; Terri 829-3164 or Julia 327-7164

Rainbow Vacuum, Pool Filter C type in box, My Little Garden toy V-Tech style w/2 controls, 5 toddler cots, beginner snare drum, Flute. 580-273-3376 Real Estate Hardtner Home Reduced Price reduced on Hardtner Home. Updated home approx 1200 sqft, attached 1 car garage. Small Basement. Great Town. $44,000! 580-596-4401 eve. 580-2310411 day


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Waynoka FFA embraces their infinite potential

Advisor Allan Poe and 17 Waynoka FFA members attended the 85th Oklahoma State FFA Convention on May 3 and 4. This year’s main theme of the convention was Infinite Potential. Waynoka FFA members were encouraged to reach their infinite potential from various speakers and by attending workshops. The two keynote speakers were Dave Dravecky and Josh Sundquist. FFA members also attended workshops that ranged from working on livestock judging skills to learning more about parliamentary procedure. Many of our chapter members participated in the convention by performing or receiving awards. Weston Hill’s drum solo was chosen for talent at the convention. Stephanie Nutter, Mary Zook, and Michaela Zook were all in the FFA chorus. Michaela Zook was also recognized for placing 3rd in the state with her FFA Reporter’s Book. Layne Meriwether was recognized for placing 2nd in the State FFA Speech Contest in the Agriscience division. Layne also had the honor of attending the VIP Legislative Banquet Dinner with advisor Mr. Allan Poe and State Representative Jeff Hickman. At the closing session of the convention, four of our senior chapter members had the honor of receiving their State FFA Degree. These four senior recipients were Slade Gum, Chelsea Head, Ethan Koch, and Mary Zook. The Waynoka FFA who attended the 85th Oklahoma State FFA Convention. Those in attendance were: (Left to Right) Front Row with State Farmer Degrees: Chelsea Head, Mary Zook, Ethan Koch, and Slade Gum. Second Row: Michaela Zook, Maria Wilcox, Stephanie Nutter, and Chassidee Koehn. Third Row: Weston Hill, Layne Meriwether, Hannah Darr, and Josiah Darr. Back Row: Austin Long, Kelby Reed, Alex Curry, Terrance Long, and Brady Horn. For Sale

For Sale

Looking to Lease

3bdrm, 2bth, oversized 2 car garage, 2 lots $84,500. United Country/Kohlrus Real Estate. 580-327-4007. www.kohlrus.com

Nice family home in Alva. 1842sqft. New CH/A. 4bdrm, 2bth. Fence. Ready to live in. 810 Locust. $89,900. 580-327-4869

New Listing 4 Sale

For Rent

Private and Professional person looking to lease 500 to 1000 acres for deer hunting for 5 years. This is not an outfitter. Please call 772-221-8500 or Fax info 772-221-8502

1526 Young, 4bdrm, 2bth**Woodlake Estates. 3bdrm, 2bth**1935 Maple 4bdrm, 2bth. Schuessler Real Estate. 1002 Okla Blvd. 580-327-0707 For Sale 14x70, 2bdrm, 2bth home in Hardtner, KS. $8500 obo. 620-825-6231

1bdrm Apt. 580-327-3621 Looking To Rent 3bdrm in or around Alva. Nice backyard. 580-737-0001 For Rent Garage Workshop. 327-3621.

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 Rent Two 3 bdrm houses in Jet. One with 2 acre + barn 580-327-7076 or 405-818-7926


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