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Panel discusses Islamist terrorism threat at Steamboat Institute


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Panel: American Muslim, national security expert, 911 hijacked pilot’s sister; Burlington 1975 graduate Jennifer Schubert-Akin SI chairman By Yvonne Miller “Confronting the Threat of Islamist Terrorism in a Post-Bin-Laden World.” That was the subject discussed by a group of three unique panelists at the Steamboat Institute (SI) and one of the most exciting, enlightening and, yes, frightening panels at the two-day event at Steamboat Springs, Colo., attended by this Newsgram reporter. The SI is chaired by 1975 Burlington High School graduate Jennifer Schubert-Akin and her husband Rick Akin. One panelist was Peter Brookes, a senior fellow for national security affairs at the Heritage Foundation. A decorated veteran and naval commander, Brookes was a CIA agent, deputy assistant Secretary of Defense, and is in his fourth term as a member of the congressional U.S.China Economic and Security Commission. He’s made over 2,500 appearances as a commentator on TV and radio. An avid hunter and fisher, Brookes visited the Kiowa, Kan., area several times to enjoy the sport. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D., was also a panelist. In private practice in Phoenix, Ariz., Jasser specializes in internal medicine and nuclear cardiology. A devout Muslim, he is leading the fight to shake the hold the Muslim Brotherhood and its network of American Islamist organizations and mosques seek to exert on organized Islam in America. Jasser’s parents fled from the oppressive Ba’ath regime 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: manager @alvareviewcourier.net news@alvareviewcourier.net Entire Contents Copyright 2013 Members of: Associated Press Oklahoma Press Association

of Syria in the 1960s for American freedom. He’s the founder and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD). Jasser founded AIFD in the wake of the 911 attacks in an effort to provide an American Muslim voice advocating for the preservation of the founding principles of the U.S. Constitution – liberty and freedom, through the separation of mosque and state. He served for 11 years as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy. Jasser authored the book “A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith.” He regularly briefs members of the House and Senate on the threat of political Islam. He was recognized by the Phoenix office of the FBI as a “Defender of the Home Front.” The third panelist was Debra Burlingame. She is the sister of Charles F. “Chic” Burlingame, pilot of the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon on 911. Since that tragedy, Burlingame co-founded 911 Families for a Safe and Strong America.

She’s also on the board of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum Foundation at the World Trade Center. Her writings are published in major newspapers across the country. She’s testified before Congress numerous times. She began as an attorney and became a Court TV producer. Panelists Discuss Islamic Terrorism “Infiltrating from Within” “Islamic terrorism is to destroy,” Jasser said. “I’ve been fighting this battle all my life.” He said the primary targets are “moderate Muslims” and also the secular West. While he practices the Islamic faith in his daily life, Jasser said, “Political Islam is the enemy.” He explained Al Qaeda is a part of that, adding that “Muslims are diverse.” He said there are many reform groups, then there is radicalization. He reminded the audience that jihad means “holy war,” and it’s from jihad “all the other problems occur.” Burlingame said that “soft jihad comes in social justice.” She blames “poSee Terrorism Page 26

At the Steamboat Institute Freedom Conference, panelists discuss the threat of Islamist terrorism and ways to combat it: (left to right) Peter Brookes, senior fellow for National Security Affairs with the Heritage Foundation; Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D., an American Muslim who is founder and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy; and Debra Burlingame, sister of the pilot whose plane was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon on 911. Photo by Yvonne Miller


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Andrews, Thomas announce engagement

Karmen Almgren-Andrews and Tim Thomas

Together with their sons, Karmen Almgren-Andrews and Tim Thomas are announcing their wedding to take place Sept. 28. Karmen is the daughter of Stanley and Karen Almgren of Alva. She has one son, Nathan. She is a 1988 graduate of Alva High School. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in religion from Luther Rice Seminary in 2008. She earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 2012. She is the coordinator and victim advocate for New Beginnings of Northwest Domestic Crisis Services. Tim is the son of Donald and Karen Thomas of Alva. He has two sons, Brayden and Zachary. He is a 1989 graduate of Alva High School. He retired from the United States Army in 2012 and is employed by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. After a honeymoon in Las Vegas, Tim and Karmen will continue to reside in Alva with their sons.

By Alex Cole The Alfalfa County commissioners approved an application and contracts on Monday for project ETRCR8-02-1(24)14: the resurfacing of roads north, south and possibly west of Burlington. This is a million dollar project, and it will include roads three miles south and “quite a bit north” of Burlington, according to Commissioner Doug Murrow. He said he would also like to resurface roads west of the town if possible. The board estimated the project will begin around spring. The commissioners also approved the county clerk to go out on bids for a

power cot for the Alfalfa County Emergency Medical Services. After approving minutes from the last regular board meeting, M & O warrants for payment, road crossing permits and monthly officer reports, approval was given for the county clerk to go out on bids for 12 election ballots. The board approved 21 road crossing permits during the meeting. Ten permits were approved for District 1 at $8,500; one permit was approved for District 2 at $500; ten permits were also approved for District 3 at $8,750. No blanket purchase orders were received by the commissioners.

Landy Leigh Walton and Jamison Dylan Nusser

Walton, Roads near Burlington Nusser next for Alfalfa County announce engagement Charles and Yvette Nusser are pleased to announce the engagement of their youngest son, Jamison Dylan Nusser, to Landy Leigh Walton, daughter of David and Leigha Walton of Gage. An intimate ceremony for family and friends will be held on Dec. 6. The couple will exchange vows in the country at the home of the groom’s parents with Pastor John Smith officiating. The couple will make their home in Alva with their daughter Heiley Jade.


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Burlington school board hires new secretary, Jr./Sr. play Thursday, ball ticket prices By Yvonne Miller At the September meeting of the Burlington Board of Education, Principal Shane Feely reminded members the junior/senior play is this Thursday at 7 p.m., in the auditorium. Music teacher and librarian Kiley Feely is directing the comedy, “Check Please.” The junior class invites the public to a Mexican pile-on dinner prior to the play from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. All board members attended the meeting, including Terry Graham, Beth Guffy, Allison Armbruster, Roger Allen and Aaron Smith. Others present were Superintendent Glen Elliott, Feely and temporary minutes clerk Judy Elliott. Linda Gordon Hired as New School Secretary After a nearly 45-minute executive session, the board hired 1977 Burlington High School (BHS) graduate Linda Gordon to fill the secretarial position for the school and also to be board clerk. Linda and her husband Neal reside near Burlington where their three children graduated. She’s worked at Central National Bank in Alva the last 15 years. The Gordons now have a grandchild. Linda will continue to be a Boy Scout leader in the Burlington/Cherokee area. Neal pastors at the Town and Country Christian Church in Alva and also preaches at the Avard Christian

Church. They volunteer much time to Consumed! Prison Ministry. When asked by the Newsgram why she’s taking the job at Burlington, Linda replied, “Burlington is our home. We graduated from there and so did our children. I just want our school to do good. I’m anxious to begin.” She starts Oct. 1. Until then, the board appointed Judy Elliott as temporary minutes clerk and also temporary child nutrition fund and activity fund custodian. Basketball Ticket Prices and More Approved by Board Season ticket prices for home games of the upcoming basketball season received board approval as follows: home basketball games at $35 for adult passes, $25 for student passes, $120 for family passes and $10 for senior citizen passes. The first game of the season is Nov. 5 at Drummond. Nov. 19 is the first home game. Elliott said the building plans are probably two months behind schedule. He said they hope to do some bid sheets by mid-October. The superintendent said enrollment is 152. Of those, 116 students qualify to ride the bus daily. The board reviewed the accreditation report, which showed no deficiencies and no sites on the school improve-

ment list. School Counselor Ilene Littlefield presented the 2012-13 ACT, Oklahoma Core Curriculum end-of-instruction test results, and college remediation report. Superintendent Elliott said test scores are pretty well constant, some down by .2 of a point. He said remediation is available for any students who need it. Principal Feely said library automation is nearing completion. He said librarian Kiley Feely is only awaiting bar codes to make the books scanable. The books records are now online. Students, teachers and parents can now peruse the library through online searches. Continuation in the Oklahoma Public Schools Unemployment Compensation Account (OPSUCA) was approved. The following finances were approved: general fund encumbrances, $17,677.65; warrants, $171,888.32; change orders $-2,683.35; building fund encumbrances, $-2,497; child nutrition fund warrants, $6,867.84; and reserve general fund warrants $3,399.85. The August activity fund report was also approved. The schedule of school administrators’ salary and fringe benefits was reviewed. The board approved the internal activities committee for 2013-2014 of Shane Feely, Travis Bradshaw, Randy Turney, Kirsten Pruett, Ken Jones and Kiley Feely. The board tabled approval of the 2013-2014 estimate of needs, as the auditor did not yet have it completed. The Safe School and Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committee was approved with Shane Feely as chairman and members Ilene Littlefield, Vanessa Garvie, Jennifer Newlin, Kirsten Pruett, Patricia Reeh, Randy Turney, Lindsey Morgan and Allison Armbruster. Superintendent Elliott was made designee to review results of the national criminal history record search. He said this search is required for all employees. The 2013 FR3 expenditure/revenue See Burlington Page 46


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Freedom School Board discusses maintenance, finances at Monday meeting By Lynn L. Martin The bulk of Superintendent Danny McCuiston’s report at Monday’s Freedom School Board meeting consisted of equipment maintenance problems. The air-conditioning units in the cafeteria will be taken apart during the fall break. McCuiston said the return air duct is being held open by suspended ceiling frame pipe and it has openings in it at this time. Some maintenance was possible on coils on the north, but the south coils still need to be cleaned. The clean air-ducts will have be replaced. In other maintenance issues, the rooftop unit above the offices has a heatexchanger with hairline cracks in two places. The superintendent said he hopes to make it into the next fiscal year before tackling that repair. One other repair item identified was that the walk-in freezer leaks water inside, said McCuiston. “It has been brought to my attention the freezer was probably not installed to manufacturer specifications. Pictures and video of the unit and the sealing process are being sent to the manufacturer and we are hoping we might receive some assistance from them.” In an unusual problem a repaired water well is producing too much pressure and will need a pressure regulator installed. Also in maintenance issues, the board heard measurements and numbers on repairing some dangerous bleachers at the football field. No action was taken, but the superintendent mentioned an esti-

mate of $3,500. At the last board meeting, the board voted to give the superintendent the authority to approve fundraisers. He told them that since then he has approved three: a bike-a-thon, meal and raffle to be coordinated by the coach’s wife to raise money for physical education equipment, a “candy bell” to provide incentive for elementary students to improve their academic performance, and a spaghetti dinner for the athletic department. Financial Snapshot The gross production revenue has had its ups and downs. In fiscal year (FY) 2012, Freedom received $54,126. In FY 2013, Freedom received $16,023. The estimate for FY 2013 is $27,482, an increase of $11,458. Another interesting statistic was that the auditor’s estimate of gross production in 2010-2011 was $131,145 but what really was collected much greater – $218,698. So the next year the auditor estimated revenue of $196,828 but collections fell to $168,171. For the years 2012-2013 the auditor predicted $151,354 but the actual collections are slightly over $100,000. The projection for 2013-2014 is $92,460. The superintendent, in a humorous remark, predicted that the auditor is afraid to make any more gross production revenue predictions. In a couple of other financial matters the carryover for FY13 is $668,105. The total monies for the 2014 school year is estimated to be $1,936,633, up $14,686. The building fund is up $3,362

to $95,190. McCuiston mentioned that Harper County, where a portion of the Freedom district resides, voted to drop personal property tax from their rolls, so the $705 Freedom received from that will go away. In 2007, Freedom voted $325,000 in building bonds. Two payments of $50,000 each remain, coming due in May 2014 and May 2015. Alpha Plus Program The principal made a plea for a twicemonthly visit from the coach of the Alpha Plus program instead of once a month. After a lengthy discussion, the board approved the additional $10,000 expenditure. He said this will really help the comfort level of the teachers in adapting to this rigorous Internet-based learning program. Cleaning after Ball Games The board was generally negative about an administration request to adopt a new board policy labeled FJ that would give the superintendent authority to assign students to clean the concession stand and possibly the gym after ball games. Board members argued that games already go late and making student groups stay even later would interfere with homework and other responsibilities. The matter was tabled. Housekeeping for Federal Programs The board quickly moved through several items the superintendent called “housekeeping” documents required by programs funded by federal funds. Examples include “Parents’ Right to Know,” “School-Parent Compact for FY14” and the “District Wide and Site Comprehensive Plan for Parental Involvement and Parents’ Right to Know Policy.” Newsgram Objection The reporter from the Newsgram present to cover the meeting asked to make a remark before agenda item 13 was considered. The item read “Board to approve/disapprove or take no action to enter into executive session to discuss the following item: a. Discussion of any matter where disclosure of information would violate the confidentiality requirements of state or federal law; 25 O.S.p307(B)(7).” Lynn Martin said, “That agenda enSee Freedom Page 26


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Reader warns of medical scam

By Lynn L. Martin Probably most of the population has heard the term Obamacare, which is an easy way to say the real title of the federal government’s Affordable Care Act. Most of us have heard that in October 2013 something is supposed to happen. Then we heard that the requirement that employers of more than 50 full-time-equivalent employees were granted a one-year delay in providing insurance. We’ve been told the Insure Oklahoma program is going away. Then the federal government said it could be extended one year. Then we’ve heard that each state is supposed to come up with some insurers that will offer medical insurance

packages where the “pre-existing” condition excuse will go away. I think that those of us on Medicare don’t have to do anything. But I’m not sure. This confusion is creating a fertile field for crooks to scam confused citizens. A former teacher in the Alva Public School system, long retired, contacted me and suggested I warn the public about something that was attempted on her. She received a telephone call from a fellow who claimed he was from the government and was calling regarding the health care act. He said that his job was to make sure the move from Medicare to Obamacare goes smoothly. He said, “I presume you use direct deposit for Social Security and direct withdrawal for any extra insurance add-ons.” She confirmed that was correct.

Then he said something like, “Well, I will need your bank account number and routing number along with your Social Security number to make sure everything we have is accurate.” At this point, my friend said, “NO WAY am I giving you that information. Goodbye!” In my visiting with this lady, she said a friend of hers had received an identical telephone call, and she feared that a large number of senior citizens might be targeted. I think she is correct. Simply don’t answer those types of questions. Never give bank account or Social Security information to anyone on the phone who calls you. If Tuesday went as planned (this column is being written on Monday) I will have attended that day a public presentation on what is happening with the Affordable Care Act. I asked permission to videotape. That was granted, but the hosts said they were also videotaping and they would make edited parts of their tape available. I have no idea how big an event this meeting is so I may choose to take them up on their offer. I will try to report back what I learn.


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Proposed changes to public retirement programs risky, costly, says Dodd Upon hearing recent news from the Oklahoma Pension Commission that the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) had achieved a top one percent national investment ranking for each of the key reporting periods of the last ten years, Oklahoma Retired Educators Association President Elaine Dodd remarked Wednesday that “it’s always great to hear positive news about our frequently maligned retirement system, but it really came as no surprise to us.” TRS, with current assets of approximately $12 billion, achieved an investment return of more than 17 percent in the last fiscal year, easily beating its annual goal of eight percent and extending its record as one of the very best major public pension systems in the nation when it comes to long-term investing. TRS has averaged 10.2 percent for the last ten years, which included five years of the worst state and national economic recession the U.S. has seen since the 1930’s. “TRS assets dropped $3.3

Obituary MARY JOYCE PEARLMAN Mary Joyce Pearlman, 63, was born Dec. 13, 1949, in Cherokee, the daughter of Leland and Beverly Jean Tucker Hawkins, and passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Cherokee Manor. She is survived by two sisters. No service is planned in Cherokee. Burial will be in Mesa, Ariz., near her son. Arrangements are by Goodwin Funeral Home of Cherokee.

billion to a low of $6.2 billion in 2009, but have almost doubled since that time to the current all-time highs we now enjoy,” Dodd said. “For several years, we’ve been telling our members about positive developments at their retirement system,” Dodd continued. “Members of the TRS board of trustees and the management and staff of the system have performed admirably in trying times, and they should be commended for their investment accomplishments.” The level of TRS funding has improved from approximately 49 percent to 55 percent in the last two years, and the system is now on a 21- or 22-year funding period, compared to an infinite funding period just a few years ago. The TRS actuary months ago declared the system to be on an upward trajectory compared to most other major public pension systems. The system is benefitting from strong employee and employer payroll contributions, as well as improving dedicated revenues from the state income and sales taxes. News from the pension commission comes at a time when a few leading state politicians are ramping up efforts to make major structural and benefits changes to TRS and other state retirement systems, each of which can tout its own accomplishments in recent years. “It doesn’t make sense to us that Gov. Mary Fallin and State Treasurer Ken Miller are calling for the consolidation of all retirement system boards into one super board controlled only by the governor, especially when their stated goal of saving the state a small amount of money appears illogical. They’re willing to put more than $24 billion in total state pen-

sion assets at risk to save maybe a few million dollars, which could be offset by hundreds of millions or more in lost investment performance,” Dodd said. Fallin and Miller spearheaded an illfated movement in the 2013 legislative session to pass bills to consolidate retirement boards and replace the current defined benefit plan design of most systems with a hybrid version pension plan called a “cash balance” plan. They were unable to generate significant backing for their plan, especially in the face of a strong retiree backlash that resonated with lawmakers. “Implementation of the Fallin-Miller plan would, in our view, result in the state backing out on much of the financial commitment it has made to its pension plans, and would reduce retirement benefits for future generations of teachers, state employees, firefighters, police, judges and justices, and other law enforcement personnel,” Dodd observed. “That is just unacceptable to our members, and we know other retirees and the public feel the same way.” Approximately 100,000 former education, state, municipal and county employees rely on modest retirement benefits earned – significantly paid for from their own pockets – through long careers of service to the public. Their combined benefits are reputed to have a positive economic impact of $2 billion or more on the state’s economy.


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Terrorism

litical correctness for ruining our country – our liberties.” She said it’s part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s “strategy of deception” – “eliminating and destroying the U.S. from within.” Speaking of international terrorism, Brookes said, “We may be in a post-BinLaden era, but we are not in a post-AlQaeda era. Wake up and smell the jihad.” Describing Syria as “the latest hotspot,” Brookes said, “ Al Qaeda loves lawless places.” (Note: This panel occurred before the most recent chemical attacks on the Syrian people.) Brookes said Al Qaeda is in at least 70 countries. “You have to wonder what will happen when the U.S. leaves Afghanistan.”

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“The Al Qaeda threat is real in the U.S. and abroad,” Brookes said. “We’re seeing the results of inaction,” Brookes said. “Isolationism makes us irrelevant,” Jasser said. Speaking of his religion, Jasser said, “The Islam I know believes saving one person is like saving mankind.” He practices the sharia teachings in his daily life, based on the Quran, but said he is against sharia law in government. A main problem with sharia law is “honor crimes,” he said. “Honor crimes are to women what terrorism is to government,” Jasser said. Using a medical metaphor in describing extremists’ abuse of sharia, Jasser

Freedom

try is insufficient to tell the reader of the agenda what you are going to talk about. There are only a few items that can be discussed in executive session and many items that cannot be discussed in executive session. In this agenda entry, your auditor, a citizen or an attorney cannot determine what the topic is you are going to discuss and whether it is a legal executive session topic or not. I don’t think you can legally enter into an executive session with this incomplete agenda entry.” McCuistion responded by saying “B7 (the text above) is enough.”

Martin replied, “The attorney general has ruled that if you are going to talk about an individual in an executive session he/she must be able to understand they are going to be talked about by looking at the agenda and seeing either their name or their title.” McQuistion answered, “It’s not an adult. And students are protected by the privacy act.” Martin replied, “Had you put on the agenda that you were going to discuss problems about a student that would be sufficient for everyone to understand what you’re going to talk about. You don’t need to name the problem.” The board voted to continue into the executive session. The newspaper has sent a request to the Attorney General’s office for their view on the issue.

said, “If the hand gets sick, the rest of the body is going to get sick.” Burlingame said to beware of the Al Jazeera Network that’s here. “They are going to look mainstream to teach children about Islam in a Sesame Street way.” She said it’s a way to “pile on the propaganda,” and added, “When you have a school district that needs money it doesn’t sound so bad.” The panel said social networking makes it so easy for getting whatever message you want out there – good or bad. Jasser said, “That’s why we need a doctrine. If you treat like cancer and treat it early you can stop it. If you wait – it’s too late.” “This is what happens when you outsource your foreign policy to the United Nations. Syria is a tragic example,” Brookes said. Brookes added, “We forget about the plots that didn’t happen. With about 60 of those plots, four or five happened. Don’t become complacent or we’ll be sorry.” Comparing what’s happening today with Islamist terrorists to the Germans who were complacent against the Nazis, Jasser said, “This is the same, but it’s worse because it brings religion into it.” Burlingame said, “We need to take our faith back.” “Don’t let them stop us – hold on to your beliefs. When we stick together we can accomplish great things.” Brookes said it’s Al Qaeda sympathizers that worry him. “Bid Laden’s ideas live on through these people. We saw something like that in Boston. That’s the real challenge,” he said. “We’ve got to be diligent.” “Political Islam is the biggest threat to civility and mankind abroad and here,” Brookes said.


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Senior FCCLA members from left to right on the front row are Hannah Darr, Stephanie Nutter, Maria Wilcox, Carson Peterman, Kaylee Tyson, Ashley Wells, Kelby Reed, Damon Lynch, Karla Delgado, Veronica Nelson and Taylor Waggoner. Second row: Carrie Phillips, Colton Reuss, Ali Hinderliter, Precious Ramous, Chris Castillo, Alex Soliz, Tatum Rose, Bailey Rankin, McKayla Holson and Tara Hanes. Third Row: Chelsea Maul, Rachel Kincade, Cassie Johnson, Lupita Vargas, Brooklinn Weber, Kynadi Gaskill, Sarah Stinson, Sofia Maldonado, Logan Haltom, Kelsey Hull, Andrew Miller, Philipp Leibscher, Garrett Simpson and Caitlynn Chapman. Fourth Row: Josiah Darr, Dakota Blankenship, Christina Maul, Nathan Pitts, Cari Mattox, Peyton Howell, Elizabeth Maldonado, Bailey Goucher, Emmy Walborn, Logan Meriwether, Conner Baird, Brandon Green, Colton Budy, Kayle Phillips, Austin Durkee, Tanner Selvey, Ethan Giard and Chase Zook.

Waynoka hosts FCCLA district meeting On Sept. 18, nearly 600 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers and guests came to Waynoka to participate in the North-1 District Leadership Meeting held in the Waynoka Multi-Purpose Building. Waynoka FCCLA hosted the students, who came from 18 different chapters including Alva High, Alva Middle, Canton, Cherokee, Fairview, Geary, Guymon Central Junior High, Guymon High, Laverne, Leedey, Mooreland, Okeene, Ringwood, Sharon-Mutual, Timberlake, Vici, Watonga and Woodward. The day included district officer in-

stallation, local officer training and a keynote speaker, Robin Bremer. Bremer is a clown, ventriloquist, motivational speaker, ordained minister and blogger. She challenged the members to have fun in life and remember that laughter is the best kind of medicine. Members were able to go on stage and learn how to make balloon animals, juggle and use puppets for ventriloquism. Waynoka FCCLA members Carson Peterman, district president, and Josiah Darr, district recreation leader, were responsible for planning and running the district meeting. The district officer team was installed by Abby Alred, national vice president of community service, and Mikayla Cervantes, state vice president of public relations, both from Stillwater High School. The event was a success and the Waynoka chapter enjoyed getting to host such an outstanding group of students.

Carson Peterman and Josiah Darr are North-1 FCCLA district officers.


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By Alex Cole During a brief regular meeting on Monday, the commissioners of Alfalfa County gave approval for a money transfer to replace a 60-foot-long bridge northeast of Carmen. They took $40,853.32 from the T-8 District Three Commissioners 105 monies and transferred it to the T-2A District Three Commissioners M & O. This amount will be used to cover bridge materials only. The board then went on to approve three programming resolutions for three different bridges in District 3. The following resolutions were approved: • Programming Resolution CN 1215, 02N2540E0080006 • Programming Resolution CN 3117, 02E0260N2720009 • Programming Resolution CN 3148, 02E0290N2590001 A standard form of agreement between Alfalfa County and Reeder General Contractors, Inc., was signed for a new building at the Alfalfa County Fairgrounds. A start date for the construction of the building has not been set. When at the agenda item of discussing unforeseen business, Commissioner Chad Roach said that he would like to clarify that all money used for the Yewed blacktop project comes from state funds and that it does not affect any other road project. The commissioners approved 17 road crossing permits at a total of $23,000. District 1 had eight permits at $10,000; District 2 had six permits at $5,000; District 3 had three permits at $8,000. Regular agenda items were also approved, including minutes from the last regular meeting, M & O warrants for payment and blanket purchase orders.

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Sales tax passes, Kiowa police officer hired, council okays ATVs for city streets By Yvonne Miller The Kiowa City Council met Sept. 9 for its regular monthly meeting. The next day, Kiowa voters approved a three-quarter-cent tax increase by a vote of 138 to 32. This increases sales tax in Kiowa, Kan., to 7.9 percent from 7.15 percent. Mayor Brandon Farney presided over the meeting with all members present: Bill Watson, R.L. Simpson, Russel Molz, Tom Wells and Mark Lambert. City Administrator Nathan Law was also present as was City Clerk Marlo Rugg and City Attorney Laurel McClellan. Police Chief Steven Johnson approached the council about hiring a replacement police officer, since Officer McGlothlin’s recent departure. Johnson said he had seven total applicants and three under consideration. He recommended Kenneth Richardson. Richardson was in Las Vegas, Nev. He’s a volunteer firefighter and EMT with five years experience in law enforcement. He’s already Kansas certified. The council approved Chief Johnson’s choice. Richardson’s starting salary is $25,000 with possible adjustments in three months. He’ll have the standard six-month probationary period. Richardson arrived in Kiowa and is on duty this week. Utility Vehicles and ATVs Allowed on City Streets ATVs (all terrain vehicles) and utility

vehicles are now allowed on city streets, as council approved Ordinance No. 408. Councilmember Watson opposed the approval, saying, “We don’t need to let them run up and down our streets.” He said the council first allowed golf carts on streets for the convenience of elderly residents. The council agrees the vehicles must be permitted by the city. Drivers of those vehicles must have a driver’s license and follow other stipulations in the ordinance. Water and Wastewater Rate Analysis Review Beth Warren, a financial analyst with Ranson Financial Consultants, LLC, presented to the council a water and wastewater analysis review for the City of Kiowa. The council had requested the review earlier in the summer. The review from 2009 to 2012 showed total gallons of water sold was $85,000 short with the current rate. The sewer is $27,000 short of the total revenue requirement. Warren suggests a possible rate increase of 52.5 percent to meet the shortfall and get to breakeven. Using those figures, the average bill for a residential water customer would increase from $6.85 per month to $10.45. Sewer rates would would increase from the current $5 per month to $7.50. The council tabled any action until they could talk to some of the largest water users and get feedback from the public. Other City of Kiowa Business The Planning Commission recommended the council approve a conditional use permit (CUP) for property at 614 S. Third Street. This was so owner Rugg

and Moreno LLC could have that property zoned to be used as a restaurant. The council approved the CUP in the form of Ordinance No. 407. When asked about the restaurant venture by the Newgram following the meeting, Marlo Rugg said nothing is happening presently. The council agreed the city’s water well house (near Sharon) needs a generator backup. The council approved purchasing a generator with Bill’s Repair not to exceed $20,000. The city’s fall burn period will be Nov. 16 to Dec. 18. The council decided not to do a fall cleanup at this time. The council plans a special meeting Monday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. as a public hearing for the 2014 proposed budget. Marlo Rugg received the council’s approval to be its voting delegate at the municipal league conference Oct. 12. The council approved paying expenses for Law to attend an LKM all-day training at Ellsworth Sept 12. Law thanked the Lion’s Club for raising funds and placing a flag pole at Progress Park the week before Labor Day festivities. The administrator said many other individuals and groups helped to make it a reality. Law said pit bull breed dogs are no longer allowed in Kiowa. He said the police department is currently enforcing animal control and is cracking down on dogs running at large. All dogs in town are to be confined or controlled at all times, Law said. The council held a 12-minute executive session to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel. They took no action upon return to open session except to adjourn.


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Google pays $24.5M for former Gatorade plant PRYOR, Okla. (AP) — Google Inc. paid $24.5 million for the former Gatorade plant in Pryor — a fraction of the $180 million spent on the facility when it opened five years ago, according to the commercial real estate firm handling the transaction. CB Richard Ellis/Oklahoma confirmed the purchase price Monday to the Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/18SNuZC). The firm said it worked with a third-party consultant hired by Google and did not know with whom it was conducting business. PepsiCo Inc. closed the 1.4 millionsquare-foot plant in 2010 and laid off 108 workers, citing declining demand for sports drinks. Matt Klimisch, first vice president of CB Richard Ellis/Oklahoma, said much of PepsiCo’s investment in the plant was

associated with equipment used in the bottling operations. He said the company was able to sell or relocate the equipment to other sites. “The overall price was market for today based on alternative uses for the facility,” Klimisch said. The sellers required that the buyer be a Fortune 100 company and not a competitor of PepsiCo and that the buyer’s credit score be better or equal to PepsiCo’s, Klimisch said. “They definitely throughout the process kept everything confidential, but the power capacity and availability of water

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was extremely important in their choosing the building,” he said. Google now has a data center in the MidAmerica Industrial Park in Pryor and is planning a second structure that would double its capacity and add 50 jobs. The former Gatorade plant is adjacent to those operations. David Stewart, administrator for MidAmerica Industrial Park, said Google now occupies almost 10 percent of the land available in the park. “This is a win for us. They don’t have specific plans, but they are a very capitalizing and growing company,” he said.

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report as of June 20, 2013, was reviewed. Student Achievements Principal Feely reported on student achievements and more. He said Heather Armbruster is Miss Burlington and will represent the school in the Miss Cinderella Pageant on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University campus Oct. 24-26. Vo-ag teacher Bradshaw provided Feely with the following results from the state fair: • Jenna Maltbie – champion dorset ewe, first place crossbred wether lamb, first place market lamb showmanship, second place ewe showmanship, third place crossbred wether lamb, third place hampshire wether lamb.

• Tanner Rieger – fourth place crossbred wether lamb, fifth place crossbred wether lamb • Sadie Collins – third place natural wether lamb • Jaden Allen – fourth place southdown wether lamb • Makalah Henderson – champion holland rabbit • Sadie Vore – first place horticulture wreath Sarah Garvie saw success as a crosscountry runner, placing eighth at the Watonga meet out of 124 runners and third at the Tonkawa meet. Runners must make the top 10 at the state meet to make All-State. The regional qualifying meet is Oct. 12


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Barber County 4-H members compete at state contest At the State Fair, eight Barber County 4-H members competed in the Family Consumer Sciences Judging Contest. They competed in classes about salad making, storing vegetables, healthy protein sources, selecting athletic shoes, assembling a first aid kit and other topics. In the intermediate age division (ages 9 to 13), from the Sunflower 4-H Club

Dale Hoch placed 20th with a score of 311 out of 338, Carrington Thom placed 49th with a score of 300, Madie Marshall placed 82nd with a score of 289, and from the Cloverleaf 4-H Club Slater Blick placed 35th with a score of 304. The intermediate team brought home fourth place out of 60 counties competing. The team was eight points away from first

The Barber County Family and Consumer Sciences Judging teams competing at the state contest. Back row: Travis Hoch, Dale Hoch and Slater Blick. Front row: Bethany Morford, Breanna Larkin, Hannah Eck, Carrington Thom and Madie Marshall.

place. In the senior age division (ages 14 to 18), from Gyp Hill Pioneers 4-H Club Breanna Larkin placed 64th with a score 375 out of 449, Bethany Morford placed 180th with a score of 248, from the Sunflower 4-H Club Hannah Eck placed 81st with a score of 367 and Travis Hoch placed 127th with a score of 344. The team finished 31st out of 53 counties competing. The members earned the right to represent Barber County by competing in at least two of the three Family Consumer Sciences Judging Contests held in conjunction with other 4-H events in the last year.


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

Misdemeanor Filings Sulma Gutierrez, 35, Oklahoma City: Driving while license is under suspension ($229). Marriage Filings McCelvie Palmer Herrington, 28, of Alva and Chen Li, 29, of Alva: Marriage ceremony performed by judge ($60). Mark Dennis Cosgrave, 53, of Woodward and Greta Dawn Benton, 44, of Woodward: Marriage ceremony performed by judge ($60).

Traffic Filings Teddy Dion Lacey, 22, Enid: Operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license (expired) (state dismissed without fine or costs). Franco Jose C. Alvarado, no age or address listed: Failure to stop at railroad crossing when required ($211.50). David Ray Luttrell, 29, Chickasha: Failure to stop at stop sign ($211.50). Miguel Morales-Serna, no age or address listed: Failure to stop at stop sign ($211.50).

Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Log September 16, 2013 7:22 a.m. Stolen vehicle, a semi was stolen out of the yard at a company in Carmen, they also tried to steal another truck, deputy advised he will go take the report. 8:42 a.m. Livestock at large, 25 head of cattle out south of the railroad tracks east of Goltry, dollar sign on left hip, advised possible owner, he will check on it. 8:48 a.m. Break/enter, deputy en route to the Carmen Library, something has happened there, will take a report. September 17, 2013 5:25 p.m. Miscellaneous, respondent advised a bullet came through their window and hit the back of their TV sometime today, wanted to make a report about it but not tonight because they were about to leave for a football game, would like a deputy out tomorrow. On

Sept. 18 respondent advised they do not need anyone to come out, it looks like a mower threw a bolt into the window. 7:32 p.m. Vandalism, deputy en route to Carmen to take a report on vandalism to a car. September 18, 2013 9:02 a.m. Break/enter, respondent advised his door had been kicked in on one of his cabins in Nescatunga, deputy advised. 12:06 p.m. Minor accident, respondent advised accident is 2 miles east 1 mile north of Jet, non injury, road is not blocked, request OHP, OHP advised, respondent requested ambulance, paged Jet Fire Department and Helena Ambulance, Jet Fire Department en route. 1:37 p.m. Miscellaneous, respondent advised her ex-husband used her social security number to get some things in her name that she didn’t approve, charged quite a bit, deputy advised. 9:55 p.m. Miscellaneous, semi westbound on Highway 11 from Red Hill Road in Grant County, advised of flame coming from back axle or tires, deputy en route, advised respondent got the

truck stopped just west of Wakita. September 19, 2013 3:46 p.m. Miscellaneous, respondent advised someone has switched tags on her car, she went out to put the new sticker on the car and it was not the tag she got from the tag agency, deputy advised. September 20, 2013 6:00 p.m. Miscellaneous, Enid OHP advised of crude oil spilled on Latimer Road for approximately 1 ½ miles, notified commissioner, there is an employee en route with sand, deputy advised of the spill, employee advised oil cleaned up but still a little sand on the road, oil probably came from the refinery that is right there. September 21, 2013 3:49 a.m. Medical emergency, respondent advised her grandpa was having severe stomach pains, needed an ambulance, Helena Ambulance advised and en route to Carmen. 9:03 a.m. Controlled burn, caller advised controlled burn is 2 ½ miles south of Burlington, sent page to Burlington. 3:18 p.m. Medical emergency, respondent advised a co-worker is having multiple seizures, he is in a black company pickup on the side of the road 2 miles south of Highway 11 on Highway 38, deputy and Cherokee Police Department advised and medical en route. 10:35 p.m. Domestic disturbance, respondent advised his girlfriend’s son called and told her to come to his dad’s house and bring the sheriff’s office because his dad and girlfriend are fighting, deputy advised, deputy with prisoner in custody x1 white male.


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Barber County Sheriff’s Log September 16, 2013 Larry Inslee, Sharon, driving a 1998 Chevrolet pickup, collided with a 2002 Buick driven by James Griffin, Hopkinsville, Ky., on U160 at the Tri City Road. Over $1,000 damage, no injury, accident investigated by Deputy McCullough. Deputy English investigated a report of damage to property south of Pixley. September 17, 2013 Sandy Armstrong, Pratt, driving a 2003 Pontiac, struck a deer on U281 about 3 miles north of Medicine Lodge. Over $1,000 damage, no injury, accident worked by Deputy English. Frank Black, Colorado, driving a 2007 Toyota SUV, struck a deer on the Isabel Road. Over $1,000 damage, no injury, accident investigated by Deputy English. September 18, 2013 Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from Abbey Circle to Medicine Lodge Hospital. September 19, 2013 Ted Colborn, Medicine Lodge, driving a 2013 Chevrolet pickup, struck a

culvert on Thistle Road. Over $1,000 damage, no injury, accident worked by Deputy Small. Karri Adamson, Medicine Lodge, driving a 1992 Ford pickup, collided with a 2000 Ford pickup driven by Tim McElyea, Pratt, on U281 near Elm Mills. Over $1,000 damage, no injury, accident investigated by KHP Trooper Crump and Deputy McCullough. September 21, 2013 Mary Rhoades, Hardtner, driving a 2008 Ford pickup, struck some cattle on U281 south of Hardtner. Over $1,000 damage, no injury, accident worked by Deputy Small. September 22, 2013 Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from near 99 Springs to Medicine Lodge Hospital. During the week officers received nine reports of cattle out, one report of horses out, performed nine public assists, and assisted eight other agencies. Arrests September 16, 2013 Kristina J. Bell, Medicine Lodge,

W/F, 34. Arrest by MLPD. Charge: Domestic battery. Released Sept. 16 on $750 surety bond. William B. Willerton, Medicine Lodge, W/M, 26. Arrest by MLPD. Charge: Domestic battery. Released Sept. 17 on $1,000 surety bond. Jeremy L. N. Owen, Medicine Lodge, W/M, 25. Arrest by MLPD. Charge: Domestic battery. Released Sept. 16 on $750 surety bond. September 17, 2013 James L. Griffin, Manchester, Okla., W/M, 52. Arrest by BASO. Charge: DUI. September 18, 2013 Cory L. Reasoner, Sharon, W/M, 24. Arrest by MLPD. Charges: Kidnapping 2. Battery 3. Deprivation of property 4. Aggravated burglary 5. Criminal damage to property. David D. Countryman, Hardtner, W/M, 29. Arrest by BASO. Court committed. Released Sept. 20 time served. Jennifer B. Sullivan, Kiowa, W/F, 18. Arrest by KWPD. Charge: Driving while driver’s license suspended. Released Sept. 18 on $500 OR bond.

Alfalfa County Real Estate Transactions Beginning in book 721 page 846 Real Estate Transfers Terri Lynn Sullivan to Joe R. Hadwiger and William A. Hadwiger: The northeast quarter of Section 25, Township 27 North, Range 12, WIM: Quit Claim Deed. Patricia Jane Ritchie and Gloria Ann Cisna to Royce R. Bender, Trustee of the Royce R. Bender Revocable Trust: The North Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 12, Township 26 North, Range 12, WIM: Warranty Deed. Darrell D. Wiersig and Phyllis D.

Wiersig to the Phyllis D. Wiersig and Darrell Wiersig Revocable Trust: (1) A tract of land 60 by 45 feet beginning at the Northwest Corner of Lot 6, Pinkerton first Sub-Division (2) Lot 3 in Pinkerton’s Sub-Division in the Northeast Quarter of Section 10, Township 26 North, Range 9, WIM (3) Lot 13 in a certain tract of land originally platted and duly filed of record in the name of E.C. Gregg and Ina Gregg, said realty being a part of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 10, Township 26 North, Range 9, WIM (4) Also known as: Lot 13, Block 5, in Resters Paradise Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 10, Township 26 North, Range 9, WIM: Warranty Deed. Lanell J. Long to Ralph Bentley and Lena Bentley: (1) Lot 8 and 9, Block 38, Original Town of Cherokee (2) Lots 17 and 18, Block 23, Helena High School: Quit Claim Deed. Joyce M. Hickman to Bradley Brian Gordon and Kally Marie Gordon: A tract of land located in the Northeast Quarter of Section 17, Township 26 North, Range

12, WIM: Warranty Deed. Bruce L. Meyer and Maxine Cunningham, Successor Trustees of the Roland and Edith Meyer Trust to Maxine Cunningham: (1) The Southeast Quarter and the East 60 acres of the Northwest Quarter of Section 35, Township 28 North, Range 11, WIM (2) The West Half of Section 36, Township 28 North, Range 11, WIM: Trustees’ Deed. Bruce L. Meyer and Dixie Jo Meyer to Bruce L. Meyer and Dixie Jo Meyer: (1) The Southeast Quarter and the East 60 acres of the Northwest Quarter of Section 35, Township 28 North, Range 11, WIM (2) The West Half of Section 36, Township 28 North, Range 11, WIM: Warranty Deed. Mortgages Bryan Krocker and Lavonne Krocker to Farm Credit of Enid, FLCA: Northwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 29 North, Range 10, WIM: $3,550,000. Bryan Krocker and Lavonne Krocker to Farm Credit of Enid, FLCA: Northwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 29 North, Range 10, WIM: $1,240,000.


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Chevy Impala LT, 2011, 24,000 In-Home Tutoring provides onemiles, nice, loaded, $13,500. on-one tutoring in Any subject 580-431-2569 or 580-829-2252 for Any age. We also help with test anxiety, homework and For Sale ACT Prep. Call 580-327-6929 2011 Chevy HHR LT, 39,600 or visit www.clubztutoring.com/ miles, leather heated seats, nwoklahoma keyless entry, power sunroof, Building Materials satellite radio, bluetooth, OnStar, White Artic Ice, Ebony 24 sheets galvanized tin 2’ x 12’. interior, stability control, 30mpg. 25 fence panels from 18-33” and 6’ long. See at 220 College or $13,900 obo. 580-829-2672 580-327-1313 Project Pasture Tree Clearing 2002 Dodge 4 door PU needs engine. See at 220 College. 580- Free Estimates! 620-825-4080. Serving Woods, Alfalfa, Barber 327-1313 and surrounding counties. Business Services Russell Graves Pumpkin Patch Piano Tuning & Repair Oct 13/31. Same great pumpkin. Since 1981. 405-624-8863. New location near VAP darwin@pianorepairman.com

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“Back Room Sale” Hooks- PSE Archery 10 point Cross Blades. Slabs-Wires. 6-7 Bows. Best in Archery Supply. Hundred ?. Buzz Baits. Sell as Buy & Sell Guns. All types of one. 600 Mimosa hand guns, rifles & shotguns. 600 Mimosa. Alva. 580-327-1233 or Depot Bar & Grill 580-430-5547 Wed Lunch Special-BBQ 2 for 1 Brisket, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Paradise Pineapple Pie. Don’t forget that Monday is Thu-Beef Enchiladas, Refried always 2 for 1 on all Movies and Beans, Rice, Pumpkin Sheet Games at Rialto Video Cake. Fri-Chicken Fried Steak, Professional Upholstery Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn, Roll, Chocolate Cake. Full Menu will all types of furniture. Over Every Day. Carry-Out avail. 580- 55 years experience. Goltry, OK. 327-2212 580-496-2351 CC Construction

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Interior-Exterior improvements. Room additions. Plaster Repair & Painting. Handicap. Structural & Non Structural Concrete. Will also accommodate Farm & Ranch. 580-307-4598 or 620825-4285

Vantage Plane Plastics Now taking applications. Come by 3161 College Blvd., Alva, OK to pick up an application. Starting pay $10 an hour Help Wanted

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Alva Moose Lodge seeking evening & weekends Dishwasher/ Aline, OK 580-430-5400. Kitchen help. 580-748-1561 or Hunting season is just around the 580-327-1359 corner. I have several shotguns & rifles in stock. Help Wanted Remodeling

Class “A” CDL Drivers & Tanker. Local work, full benefits, From ceiling to floor, remodeling starting pay based on experience & more. Accommodate farm & plus safety bonus. Call Karla at ranch. Double B Carpentry. 580580-519-5195 for applications. 748-1489 Nuverra Environmental Solutions Tree Service Help Wanted Tree Trimming, Removal, Stump Cleaning. 580-747-7249. Must Grinding. Have Bucket Truck, have transportation Skid Steer & Stump Grinder. Pesky trees due to drought, limbs Help Wanted over house, etc, give us a call. Gambino’s Pizza is Hiring Work Guaranteed. Customer Managers & Full Time Staff. Satisfaction is our goal. No job Wages & Work Schedule to Meet too big or small. Free Estimates. Your Needs. Pick Up Application Contact Terry at 580-922-0165 At 720 Oklahoma Blvd.

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Tired of doing the same old thing? Full & Part-Time delivery, installation and sales person needed. Will train on the job. Insurance and paid vacation are available after standard waiting period. No phone calls. Stop in an pick-up application at Radio Shack, 609 College, Alva

Healthcare Innovations has immediate openings for Personal Care Aides in Freedom, Mooreland, Woodward, Waynoka, Alva and Cherokee areas. If you like helping your community and want to be a part of a great team, call Kacie at 866365-6611 for more information or application

Western Equipment, LLC (John Deere dealership) is looking for a full time tractor service tech to perform basic diagnostics & service repairs. Must have excellent knowledge of mechanical, electrical & hydraulic systems. High School diploma or GED required. Medical/dental/vision/ life ins,401K,paid vac. & holidays;top wages & bonuses. Pick up app at 3126 College Blvd in Alva or email jbinder@ westernequipmentllc.com. 3270105 Now Recruiting at BJCC Secretary I-$1880.88/ monthly ($10.85hr). Material Management Specialist IVWarehouse-$2044.57/monthly ($11.80hr). Correctional Security Officer I/II/III beginning hourly salary $11.83 with increase to $12.42 in 6 mo. and to $13.25 after 18 mo + overtime. Must be 20 years of age. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision Ins, Vacation & Sick leave. Contact Lisa Ackerman at 580-327-8000 at BJCC Help Wanted

Help Wanted Winch Truck Driver. Competitive pay and benefits! Heavy haul or flatbed experience preferred; CDL-A, 1 year winch experience required! Great Plains Oilfield Rental. GPORRecruiting@chk. com Now Hiring Part-Time at Check-N-Go. Apply online at checkngo.com Western Equipment a JD dealership in Alva is looking for a FT employee for the parts department. Great benefits with competitive pay. Medical/dental/ life insurance, 401K, paid vac & holidays. Pick-Up application at 3126 College Blvd in Alva or email jbinder@westernequipmentllc. com. 580-327-0105 Farm Supplies Farmers Please Help 65 year old looking for hunting lease for Deer anywhere from $1000 to $30,000 a year. 580554-0999 For Sale

Wheat straw certified weed free Elston Enterprises LLC in $50 round bales. $4 small square Waynoka, OK is looking for an bales. Cubes of 21 can be moved experienced Grader Operator. with forklift. Delivery Available. 580-824-0400 Doug Merz 580-761-5833

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September 25, 2013 Wanted Tucker Speed Mover. 580-621-3218 Garage Sales Inside Moving Sale Furniture & Anything I don’t want to pack. Everything must go!. Sat 8am-noon. 1501 Davis Garage Sale 220 Aspen. Alva. Fri 1-? Sat 8am-? Lots of housewares, baby items, something for all, clothes, shoes, picture frames, large punch bowl with cups and much much more Garage Sale CandleTree apts, Kiowa, KS. Furniture, vacuum, microwave, misc household. Sat 8am-noon. If rains will move inside 2 Family Carport Sale 111 Choctaw. Fri 4-7, Sat 8-11. 1989 Dodge PU. 2 pools, kids books, pigeons, lg dog house, box trap, Halloween decor, microwave, auto dog feeder, deer antler lamp, pig collectibles, pcs of diamond plate aluminum, antiques, F coondogUKC reg, too much to mention Garage Sale Toys, clothes, furniture, movies. Fri 5-7:30pm. Sat 7am-2pm. 932 Flynn St.

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Fri 9/27 5-7pm. Sat 9/28 8am-11am. 1336 Young St under carport

Caterpillar 252b Skidsteer. 490hrs. Call 580-327-7935. $27,000

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New Releases - New on Blu-Ray and DVD this week at Rialto Video, “Iron Man 3” and “Redemption”

Large Large Garage Sale 121 S Fairoak in Cherokee, OK. Fri & Sat 8:30am to 5pm. Queen size bed frame w/ headboard, lamps, bell collection, costume jewelry, watches, pots & pans, glasses, cups, throw pillows, puzzles, office chair, desks, movies, clothes, shoes, lots of knick knacks, something for everyone Multi Family Sale From Burlington, 1 mile W then 1 mile N. From Kiowa 8 mile corner go 2 miles E then 1 mile N. Sign will be posted. For more info call 620-825-6252. Sat Sept 28 8am-?. Some household furniture, 2 Elan Sewing machines, lots of 33 1/2 records, glassware, some collector items, TV’s, kids toys, arts & crafts, Christmas decorations, lots of baskets, lots of scrap material, clothing, too many items to mention

For Sale Used refrigerator with water/ice in door. 580-327-1536 or 580-829-2830 For Anyone that had fun watching Square Dancing at the Alva Car Show are welcome to come to Alva Rec Center at 6:30pm Thurs 9/26 Real Estate For Rent in Cherokee Living area 1600 sqft. Extra bdrm 4-6 people. AC, TV, Internet, full kitchen, bthrm with shower, carpet washer & dryer, completely furnished. 580-596-2476 or 580-748-0025 For Rent

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2 Bedroom House. Furnished Plus Washer and Dryer. No Pets. No Smoking. 415 W. 2nd St. 580-884-8665

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Quarterback Club Meeting every Tuesday at noon at Champs. Come hear the coaches and support your team.

For sale by owner. 108 Center, Alva. 3bdrm 1bth near Longfellow. CH/A, laundry room with sink & storage, separate garage &outbuilding. 404/550-1349

OU/Texas Tickets 2 tickets for Oct 12th. Call Mark at 580327-0801

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

open for games and other activities. Exercise is scheduled each day at 11 a.m. Transportation provided upon request. Noon Alva Rotary Club meets at Champs Restaurant. 2-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva is open every day except Monday. For information or arranged tours, call 580-327-2030. 3-6 p.m. Food distribution every Thursday, Alva Wesleyan Food Bank, 818 Lane St. 5:30 p.m. Weight Watchers meets every Thursday at College Hill Church of Christ in Alva. 8 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 1027 8th (Wesley House) in

Alva every Monday and Thursday. Friday 9 a.m. The Woods County Senior Citizens Center, 625 Barnes, Alva, is open for games and other activities. Exercise is scheduled each day at 11 a.m. Transportation provided upon request. 2-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva is open every day except Monday. For information or arranged tours, call 580-327-2030. 6:30 p.m. Fun Night with a covered dish dinner will be held at the Woods County Senior Citizens Center, Alva. 7 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous meets every Friday at the Senior Citizen Center, 122 1/2 E. Second, Cherokee.

For Rent

For Rent

For Sale

Large 1Br 1Ba House Aline,Ok -Avail Oct 1st. Lg Lv Room, Dining/Kitchen, Utility with W/D Hook ups. Furnished W/ Gas Stove, Fridge, 2 A/C Units, Heater. Beautiful Backyard, Gorgeous Front Yard W/Flower Beds, Sprinkler System, and Covered Patio. Remodeled 1 Yr Ago. Cheap Bills. Now Accepting Apps W/$25.00 App Fee. $485/Mo.$400 Dep. 1st & Last + Dep. No Pets, No Smoking. 1 Year Lease 580541-7098.

2 Bedroom House. Furnished Plus Washer and Dryer. No Pets. No Smoking. 415 W. 2nd St- Cherokee, OK 580-884-8665

2006 Skyline 1800 sqft 4bdrm 2bth Mobile Home to be moved. Great condition. $71,500. 580-748-0489

For Sale/Rent

For Rent in Cherokee

4400 sqft office or residence. 13 rooms. 619 Center. Schuessler Real Estate. 580-3270707, alvahouses.com

Warehouse 1900 sqft, AC Office, bathroom with shower. Rock yard can be expanded. 2 10ft doors. 580-596-2476 or 580-748-0025

House for Sale

Lots for Rent

2bdrm 1bth 1100 sqft. $95,000 obo in Alva, OK. Call Joel 580-748-2841 or 580-7488001

Thunder RV Park, 417 W 2nd Street, Cherokee, OK, with storm cave. 580-8848665 or 580-884-1269

For Rent

House for Sale

2 bdrm Luxury Apt. $800/Month. No Pets. 6 month lease. 580-430-6052

Furnished. 3bdrm 1bth. 2 extra lots. $20,000. Blackwell, OK. 580-363-6850 or 580-363-6356

For Rent 2bdrm 1bth apt in Kiowa, KS. Large lot next door for trucks/equipment. Water/ Trash paid. Deposit & References required. 620-825-4285

For Rent in Cherokee. 1bdrm, bath, living room, Dish TV, small refrig & microwave. 316734-5485 For Sale Commercial Building in downtown Cherokee, OK. 217 S Grand. 2500 sqft. Call 580-596-3337 House For Sale 3bdrm 2bth in Cherokee. New roof, electrical, plumbing, water lines, new kitchen appliances, new fixtures, a complete remodel. 3 blks to schools, park & pool. 1/2 blk from daycare. $49,000. Call 580-4308364


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