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Cherokee School $4.5 Million Bond Election


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By Marione Martin Alfalfa County law enforcement officers are looking for a man accused of stealing copper from an oil field site. Mitchell W. Platt, 26, of Enid was charged Jan. 3 with a felony of entering with intent to steal copper. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. According to court documents, on Dec. 30 the Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Justin Lucas, EHS field representative for Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Lucas reported a copper theft off one of their production sites and requested a deputy meet him at the Short Springs Church to follow him to the site. About 11 p.m. the same day, Alfalfa County Deputy Sheriff Blake Trekell met Lucas and followed him to the Gwenyth site about a mile north and a quarter mile west of the Short Springs Church. Lucas said this site had a surveillance system and they had photos of an individual and his vehicle. He showed Trekell damage done to the site. Approximately 70 yards of copper wire valued at $840 had been taken from the site. Images from the surveillance camera showed a white male removing the copper. His vehicle appeared to be a white late ‘90s model Chevy extended cab pickup with shiny aluminum wheels. Lucas took Trekell to the Mark site several miles away. The same vehicle could be seen in surveillance photos. It was driving along the edge of the equipment, and the white male driver could be seen looking at the site. In this photo the pickup was clearly two-toned white with a darker color along the kick panel with a different color tailgate and a chrome back bumper. A Z-71 decal

could be seen toward the rear of the bed. Later that evening Lucas called the sheriff’s office and said one of Chesapeake’s employees had spotted the vehicle hauling a load of scrap down a county road and obtained the tag number. Trekell ran the tag and it returned to a Mitchell Wayne Platt from Carmen. Trekell recognized the name and the vehicle from having pulled the vehicle over before. He began looking for Platt in the Carmen area. One person who knew Platt well identified the shoes in the photo as the same that Platt always wore. Trekell obtained a phone number for Platt’s ex-girlfriend, who said she was no longer with him, and he was living in Fairview. Trekell attempted to call Platt, but there was never an answer at the phone number provided to him. The next day, Jan. 2, when scrap yards would be open, Trekell contacted two places in Enid and one in Alva about Platt. About 4:06 p.m. an employee from

Southside Recycling in Enid called and said Platt had come to their yard and tried to sell approximately 20 lbs. of copper. They told him they weren’t to buy any metal from him because it was probably stolen. He departed, leaving the copper behind. While Trekell was traveling to Enid to retrieve the copper, he received a phone call from an unidentified Florida number on his work phone. The caller identified himself as Mitchell Platt. He said he heard from several people that Trekell was looking for him. Trekell began questioning him about something from several months back, unrelated to the theft. Eventually Platt agreed to meet him in Alfalfa County but said he would have to make arrangements for a vehicle. However, he did not show up and did not answer calls. Platt’s criminal history revealed a lengthy record of property-related crimes ranging from grand larceny to burglary of a dwelling.

Suspect sought in copper theft

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Too careful driving attracts attention By Marione Martin A man who appeared to be driving in an overly cautious manner caught the attention of a law enforcement officer on Dec. 26. According to documents on file, Alfalfa County Deputy Sheriff Blake Trekell was on routine patrol about 11:49 p.m. when he saw a white minivan as it crossed SH-8 west on Blaine Road. He caught up with it as it turned north on County Road 560. The minivan was traveling at a slow rate of speed and the driver was very careful to stay on the

far right hand side of the roadway, often driving on the rough ridge created by the grader on the side of the road. When the vehicle crossed the Aline blacktop, it left the roadway to the right for a moment and then turned left onto Walnut Ave. As the vehicle turned, Trekell saw the front windshield was broken, obstructing the driver’s view. He activated his emergency lights and pulled the minivan over. Trekell explained to the driver, Taylor J. See Attention Page 28


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Cherokee school board asks for $4.5 million bond election By Lynn L. Martin The Cherokee Board of Education heard a list of needed school facility improvements from Superintendent Cory Ellis at a special board meeting on Dec. 30, 2013. Later in the meeting they listened to and hired a bond election consultant. The construction costs will be spread over a track and field sports complex, a baseball/softball complex, elementary school renovation and auditorium updates (see adjacent list). Because the project costs exceed the district’s bonding limit, the plan is for a series of nine bonds to be sold sequentially. As one small bond is paid off, then another can be issued for the next project. The proposed date for the bond election is March 24. Bond Consultant Ellis told the board that “part of the package” is to hire a financial consultant when planning a bond issue. He recommended the Stephen H. McDonald and Associates firm, saying that he had worked with them before he came to Cherokee, and they had also helped Cherokee in the past with bond issues. The firm’s representative, Matthew Reichert, said a lot of number crunching goes on behind the scenes. “We take care of the crossing of the Ts and the dotting of Is for your bond issue,” Reichert said. “Often the final bond transcript totals up to 125 pages and includes documents from the county clerk, county treasurer, district attorney,

the election board, State Department of Education.” Reichert said they’ll be checking to make sure all the board meetings meet proper agenda postings laws, what the tax base valuation for the counties involved is, and similar items. After the presentation, Tony Hellar motioned and T. J. Allison seconded hiring Stephen H. McDonald and Associates as financial consultants for a bond election. Ellis said he finalized some numbers and made some decisions about the priority of various capital improvements that need to be made. He said this is a perfect time to address them. It has been 30-40 years since any significant improvements have been made. Kid and Educationally Friendly Elementry School Needed, Superintendent Said He said a track project needs to be part of a bond issue, as well as modernizing the elementary school. “It’s time to make the elementary school more kid and educationally friendly,” he said, “instead of the 1960s-style sterile facility which was popular back then.” Ellis wants to take care of some safety issues regarding traffic patterns and kids crossing the street. He said that as more people contributed ideas, the number of potential projects grew beyond the initial list of seven ideas he and the board had proposed. “If we manage this project well, some of these additional things can be added on as the project goes forward,”

he said. Ellis also mentioned there may be some local contributors for an ag barn and also for the track. He said if additional money can be raised that way, much more can be accomplished. The projects total $3.67 million, Ellis said. Reichert distributed a document showing the last 27 years of the district’s tax base. He said the assessed valuation is about $23.8 million right now. He said the valuation has gone up considerably since the last election and that means less of a tax increase would be required to raise the needed funds. “With that said, you guys cannot have more than 10 percent of your district’s net assessed valuation obligated,” Reichert said. “So that would be about $2.38 million. That limit would include existing bonds, new bonds and, heaven forbid, judgments.” Because the proposed projects would cost a projected $3.6 milion, Reichert said, “you can only have indebtedness of $2.38 million, (which must be subtracted) from that your outstanding debt of $1.6 million. You had one bond issue in 2008 and the other in 2011,” he said. “Because of this, the Cherokee district will have to issue sequential bonds to be sold over a period of several years,” Reichert continued. “The total cost will be $4,505,000, (which when) combined with a semi-annual rental payment of $1,500 will yield $3,668,967.72.” Reichert said Ellis told him he did not want to see this on the tax rolls for longer than ten years. “Why? Because we’re looking at a series of bonds – we can’t do this in one big bond issue – (that would) be sold as separate smaller bond issues,” he said. “What we’re looking at is nine issues of bonds over the term, which the voters approved,” Reichert said. “By estimating the valuation exactly as it is today for the next ten years, we’re being very conservative because you tend to grow 3.32 percent per year.” Conservative Approach Means 15 Percent Increase for Taxpayers The tax base growth has signifiSee Cherokee Page 10


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Looks like air ambulance insurance is a must By Lynn L. Martin I’ve been puzzled at the increase in helicopter flights dropping in at the Share Medical Center landing pad the last few months. Now I understand a bit more. A couple of weeks ago, when my friend B. L. Scott fell on slick ice and fatally injured himself by hitting his head on a curb, it was immediately clear by the severity of the injury that he needed to be taken to a hospital with experts in head trauma. What got my attention even more is that in the law enforcement report I read, emergency room workers here in Alva first tried to get an air ambulance out of Stillwater. They met a dead-end there because of really crummy weather conditions. They also tried to get an Enid-based air ambulance but it was busy with another job. So then they had to turn around and call a ground ambulance service from Buffalo. The Buffalo crew started the trip but was turned back when the patient died before they arrived. I thought, “What is going on here?

Don’t we have some really nice, almost new ambulances here in Alva? Why are we having to call someone 60 miles away for a ground ambulance to transport an Alva patient to a different hospital?” Well, it turns out that the regulations require a patient be accompanied on such transfers by a person qualified as a paramedic. I’ve been told we have one paramedic on the ambulance staff here in Alva. I visited with an individual who has knowledge in this field, and he said they are trying to get more paramedics for Alva, but it takes more schooling, which means more tuition, and then a higher salary because they earned that higher certification. So since our community doesn’t have sufficient paramedics on staff, that means helicopters have to be called more often because they bring their own paramedic. Air Ambulance Insurance And that gets me to the original point of this column. Air ambulance bills cost in a range of $8,000 up to $25,000. While a patient can refuse to accept an air ambulance (and the corresponding costs), usually if an air-ambulance is needed, they may not be in a condition to make such a decision. At least, the air-ambulance people transport an injured patient first and fill out forms later. In an investigative report, KFOR-TV reported there are three air ambulance services operating in Oklahoma right now: Air Methods, which operates as Mediflight in the Oklahoma City area and Life Flight in the Tulsa area, Eagle Med and Air Evac LifeTeam. All three companies operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with a pilot and medical staff at the ready at all times. There are 19 helicopter bases spread out across Oklahoma, mostly in rural locations. Air Methods. Air Methods flies out of seven Oklahoma locations: Oklahoma City, Seminole, Chickasha, Poteau, Tulsa, Pryor and Keefton. Eagle Med. Eagle Med has five Oklahoma bases: Oklahoma City, Stillwater,

Tahlequah, Ardmore and Hugo. Air Evac Life Team. Air Evac Life Team has seven locations: Woodward, Elk City, Pauls Valley, Lawton, Cushing, Muskogee and Claremore. The KFOR story said air ambulance services charge a base rate of between $10,000 and $15,000 just for take-off. In addition, they charge a per-mile rate of between $100 and $150 per mile. “It’s an incredibly expensive way to get to the hospital; I think the average bill runs between $12,000 and $25,000,” said Noble McIntyre, an attorney. We Bought the Three-Year Family Plan for $185 For several years, my wife and I have paid for a family plan to Air Evac based out of West Plains, Mo. If you will sign-up for a recurring monthly payment (bank draft, credit card, PayPal) the price is $6 per month. Other price schedules are $65 for one year; $185 for three years; $300 for five years; $575 for ten years,\ and $1,125 for 25 years. We just renewed at the threeyear level. I’ve been concerned about what happens if the wrong air ambulance service was called – one with which I didn’t have insurance. Some of the firms have reciprocal agreements. I see that Eagle Med is also listed on the Air Evac letterhead. The Oklahoma City area firm, Air Methods, is not listed. I’ll try to check into that before this column is printed. If this sentence is still here, it means I don’t know yet. Because I fly in my light plane to distances far beyond the the service area of these Oklahoma firms, I’ve also purchased AOPA (Aircraft Owner and Pilot’s Association) emergency transportation insurance. I think it is $75 per year but it would get me home from Europe or allegedly anywhere in the world. That purchase may be a waste of money because their fine print requires you to receive prior approval and your emergency must be at least 65 miles away from home. So if I’m zonked out in a coma, prior approval probably wouldn’t happen and they could wiggle out of the deal.


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Cherokee Public Schools From Page 6 Cherokee proposed projects Bond issue: $4,505,000 Total construction costs: $3,670,000 Track and field projects: $1,440,000 • Concrete work • Ground work • Pole vault, high jump pads, longjump runway • Sod for field • Crown • Irrigation • Lights • Bleachers and pressbox • New concession stand/restroom/ storage • Entrance • Fencing Baseball/softball complex: $830,000 • Baseball field: backstop, fencing, lighting • Softball field: backstop, fencing,

lighting Elementary school renovation: $775,000 • Renovcation of overall design • New paint • New flooring in classroom • ADA accesibility • Parking and loading problems addressed • Technology • Renovation of library • Renovation of gym Auditorium: $425,000 • Heating and air conditioning • Lighting • Flooring • Painting • Technology/audiovisual updates • Repair/peplace seating Vocational/agricultural barn: $200,000

cantly oustripped 3.32 percent in recent years.“Over the last five years, you’ve well outpaced that number, averaging a tax base growth of 14.57 percent,” Reichert said. “Even so, we’ve going to stick with the earlier growth factor.” “The projected tax increase is 15 percent,��� Reichert said. “So if the taxpayer had a bill of $100 last year, then the bond issue increase will take their tax from $100 to $115. So if someone paid taxes of $500, the 15 percent will take it to $575.00.” The school board next voted to ask the election secretary to schedule a special election on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The proclamation will ask the voters for approval to issue bonds in the amount of $4,505,000 in a series of bond sales to construct, repair, and remodel school buildings along with purchasing equipment for those facilities.

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Kiowa Hospital District December meeting, finances, tax credits, equipment purchase

By Yvonne Miller All members of the Kiowa Hospital District Board attended their regular December meeting including Chairman Zack Odell and members Dan Lukins, Jim Parker, Lori Schrock and Robert Stark. The meeting opened at the hospital in the board’s regular meeting place, recessed to the Kiowa Community Building to accommodate nearly 30 visitors, and again recessed back to the hospital. The Newsgram has run a recent story about the people at the community building who spoke on behalf of Patty McNamar, a nurse practitioner who earned her doctorate and has about 28 years with the hospital. McNamar became seriously ill last spring and was unable to work the remainder of the year, but was ready to start back part-time. Contract negotiations were ongoing with the board at the time McNamar’s illness began. As reported at length, the board and McNamar failed to reach successful contract negotiations. The Newsgram ran another story from that meeting regarding Chairman Odell, explaining his position and pay for duties he and the board’s attorney

said are above and beyond the duties as chairman. This is during the absence of a chief executive officer (CEO) at the hospital. Odell said the search for a hospital CEO is ongoing and the board hopes to have a new one hired in the first quarter of 2014. Hospital and Manor Statistics and Financials This meeting covered the financial period of November 2013 as presented by Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Janell Goodno. Statistically the hospital had 42 total days of acute and swingbed care, which is the sixth highest month of the year. The highest month was 119 in April. Clinic visits were 328, which was the seventh highest of the year. The highest month was 423 in January. Total outpatient visits were 490, which was the third highest month of the year. The highest month was 579 in January. Part of that increase is physical therapy and other therapy visits, which totaled 138 in November. Board members noted that physical therapy visits doubled from September to October (142 visits) when new physical therapist Lana Smith came on board and said she is doing “a good job.”

The hospital’s November operating statement shows total gross patient revenue of $201,817; total contractual adjustments of $8,665 (that’s a culmination of Medicare, Medicaid and other adjustments, along with provision of bad debts) for net patient revenue of $210,682. The hospital’s total operating expenses were $326,355. The statement shows that in November 2012 total operating expenses were $283,344. These totals made a loss of net from hospital operations of $115,673. Because this district hospital is tax-supported, non-operating revenue is added. November’s assessed district tax-general was $77,759; Memorial income was $15,500; rental income and interest earned $49. With those amounts added, the hospital’s loss was $22,365. However, $327,806 is added into the non-operating revenue which includes the final transfer from the Friends of the KDH and Manor Foundation, that raises funds for the new hospital. Some of that total is also generated from tax credit money received thus far. With those additions, the hospital shows a gain of $305,441 in November. In November the Manor had a patient census of 23, which is 63.9 percent of the 29-bed capacity. Goodno presented figures from the manor’s operating statement. Total resident care revenue was See Hospital Page 26


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WESLEY ALLEN JOHNSON Funeral services for Wesley Johnson will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at the United Methodist Church in Carmen with Rev. John Bizzell officiating. Interment will be at Carmen City Cemetery under the direction of Wentworth Mortuary, LLC. Wesley Allen Johnson, son of the late Lloyd Allen and Helen Ruth (Jeffries) Johnson, was born March 15, 1937, in Major County, and passed away Jan. 6, 2014, at Enid at the age of 76 years, 8 months and 21 days. Wesley attended school and graduated from Dacoma High School. He was united in marriage to Nelletta Stewart on October 8, 1961, at the Green Valley Free Methodist Church of rural Carmen. To this union two daughters were born: Jill and Jeanie. They made their home in Kansas for three years before returning to the Carmen area, making this their home for the past 45 years. He was a farmer and rancher. He enjoyed fishing, his grandchildren and taking care of his cattle. Wesley was preceded in death by his parents.. He is survived by his wife Nelletta of Carmen; two daughters, Jill Wheatley and her husband Tim of Perkins, and Jeanie Simpson and her husband Chris of Shawnee; five granddaughters, Lynlee, MaKinley and Dailee Wheatley of Perkins, and Gracyn and Evy Simpson of Shawnee; other relatives and friends. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the United Methodist Building Fund. Remembrances may be shared with the family at www.marshallfuneralhomes.com.

Freda Eldena, daughter of Leah (Rodgers) and Andrew (Andy Holt), was born May 16, 1924, on the family farm southwest of Carmen. She passed away at Beadles Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family Jan. 5, 2014, at the age of 89 years, 7 months and 20 days. She was a graduate of the Alva school system. On Aug. 5, 1944, she was united in marriage to Rosco Garnie Rhodes. Freda had many jobs in Alva. She worked at Alva General Hospital, TG&Y, Dotterer’s Café, VIP Steakhouse, Joyce’s Café and Holders, as well as taking care of her parents and grandchildren. She was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary and the Barnes Street Church of Christ where she was baptized at the age of 12. Freda was a devoted follower of Christ. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren and telling stories of when she was a child. Mrs. Rhodes was preceded in death by her husband, Rosco, in 1968; a great granddaughter, Chesney Starks; two brothers, Clifford and Alfred Holt; and five sisters, Ethel, Leola, Velma, Hazel and Delphia. Freda is survived by her son Randy and his wife Betty Rhodes; three grandchildren, Ronnie Rhodes, Ricky Rhodes and his wife Cassie, and Brenda Starks and her husband Damien; three great grandchildren, Chandler Starks, Kambri and Ryker Rhodes; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Barnes Street Church of Christ.

FREDA E. HOLT RHODES Funeral services for Freda E. Holt Rhodes will be Friday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. at Wharton Funeral Chapel with Kevin Fields officiating. Burial will follow in Alva Municipal Cemetery. Wharton Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.whartonfuneralchapel.com.

ENOS V. ‘BUDD’ RIDGWAY Funeral services for Enos “Budd” Ridgway will be Thursday, Jan. 9, at 1 p.m. at Friends Church with Reverend Mark McDonald officiating. Burial will follow in Hardtner Cemetery. Wharton Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.whartonfuneralchapel.com.

Budd was the 12th of 15 children born to Barbara (Hostetler) and Eli Ridgway in Alva on Jan. 4, 1920. He passed away at Beadles Nursing Home on his 94th birthday. He was a graduate of the Alva school system. In 1938 he was married to Edna Hook in Alva. On July 19, 1941, he was married to Annadean Blakely in Newkirk. Budd served his country during World War II in the Army Aircorps from 1942 -1945. Following his time in the service he worked as a mechanic in Engelwood, Colo.; Pratt, Kan.; Seiling and Alva. In 1952 he went to work for the post office, taking on a rural route in 1960 and retiring in 1982. He continued to do part-time work at Max Supply for many years. He was a member of the Alva Friends Church where he served on the Steward Committee as a trustee and was an usher for as long as he was able. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge where he received his 50 year pin. Budd loved helping people restore antique vehicles, with many of them being put in parades and car shows over the years. He enjoyed taking his dog out with his metal detector to see what “treasures” they could find. Budd also enjoyed making jewelry and doing carpentry work as well as numerous other projects brought to him by family, friends and neighbors. There was nothing he could not do to everyone’s satisfaction. Budd was preceded in death by his wife, Annadean (Dec. 14, 2000); a daughter, Janette Faye (Sept. 20, 1954); two grandchildren, Mitch Ridgway (Jan. 2, 1999) and Nicole Feese (June 21, 1997); one son-in-law, Eldon Powers (May 6, 2001); his parents; eight sisters and six brothers. Budd is survived by his children: Deanna (Ridgway) Jackson and husband Gene, Verlyn Ridgway and wife Janece, Bobbie (Ridgway) Powers and friend Gerald Longhurst, Lynn Ridgway and wife Julie, Randy Ridgway and wife

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Cherokee school board finances Road ice results look good as new year begins in turned-over By Lynn L. Martin The Cherokee Board of Education held its first meeting of the new year after enduring three meetings in December. Treasurer Kayla Puffinbarger reported an increase in all funds by $794,821.52. The general fund is up from $220,250 a year ago to $812,253 this December. The building fund is up from a negative $911 last year to a positive $16,937 this year. The sinking fund (bond payments) has $155,859 as opposed to $26,269 last year. The ad valorem tax collections are up by $27,863 this year, the county4 mill tax is up $4,144 and the gross production total is up $511,277 from a year ago. Some of the encumbrances included an iPad Air and accessories for use with teacher evaluations. A big bill was paid to Luckinbill for repair of water lines in the mechanical room to get it up to code. The gym floor was refinished during

Christmas break at a cost of $2,475. A football fundraiser consisting of a labor auction, signed helmets, video of the Championship game and T-shirts was approved. The funds raised are to purchase championship rings for the football team. Superintendent Cory Ellis expressed hope that a $2,000 gift by former coach Lloyd Stout would challenge others in the district to help out with the renovations and improvements needed at the schools. Ellis also noted that Cherokee school enrollment has hit a high of 369, the highest since he’s been superintendent. He noted that the start date for school next fall will be Aug. 14. A complete calendar will be presented to the board later. Kayla Puffinbarger reported that over $3,000 in overdue lunch accounts have been paid since the last regular meeting.

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By Yvonne Miller Ice on K2 Highway about a mile northeast of Kiowa, Kan., was the source of a single-vehicle wreck Jan. 2. Barber County Sheriff Justin Rugg said he received the call about 6:20 a.m. The sheriff said that William Reavis of Sharon, Kan., who is in his late 20s, was southbound toward Kiowa in an older model pickup. Just north of the Medicine River bridge, Reavis’ vehicle reportedly hit ice. His pickup went into the ditch and overturned, Rugg said. He said the pickup received disabling damage. Reavis was taken by the Kiowa EMS to the Kiowa District Hospital where he was treated and released, according to the sheriff. The Sheriff’s Department and Kiowa Emergency personnel responded to the scene.

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Ella, Merle Ridgway and wife Diann; 10 grandchildren: Kevin Jackson, Kayla Jackson, Victor Powers, Bryan Powers, Natalie Miller, Jason Ridgway, Amy Madison, Tim Ridgway, Chad Ridgway and Mindy Sager; 18 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Friends Church or Beadles Nursing Home.


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Hospital

$98,935. With contractural adjustments of $3,601, net patient revenue was $102,536. Total operating revenue was $103,537. Total operating expenses were $144,311. These figures make the manor’s loss $40,774. With the addition of $5,000 tax revenue and $30 other, the manor showed a loss of revenue in excess of expenses of $35,744. As of November, with the addition of $55,000 total tax revenue, the manor’s year-to-date (YTD) loss is $441,856. The YTD loss for the hospital would be $31,795. That’s with the addition of $855,349 total tax revenue, $81,400 memorial income, $3,068 rental income and interest earned.

However, with foundation contributions for the new hospital and tax credits received thus far, the hospital shows a gain of $699,913 YTD as of November. The comparative balance sheets for the hospital and manor combined show a loss of $258,058 YTD in November. Total gross accounts receivable at the end of November were $900,287. Less allowances of $373,000, the total net patients receivable were $527,287. Tax Credits and Other Kiowa Hospital District Business Goodno told the board at the Dec. 18 meeting the hospital had sold $125,000 of available $157,000 tax credits through the Kansas Department of Revenue. Since that meeting, Goodno told the Newsgram Tuesday that the hospital has sold all but $10,000 of the tax credits. People giving these dollars get a 70 percent tax credit. She said this tax credit money is purchasing new hospital beds and mattresses, a new EKG machine and other equipment. At the December meeting, the board approved a purchase from Fugi Film not to exceed $71,000. That’s for new colonoscopy and endoscopy equipment. Goodno said a capital budget update

is required for 2014, 2015 and 2016. Surgery equipment and more fall in that category. Giving a brief update on the new hospital under construction by MW Builders, Stark said subcontractors have complimented MW in a variety of ways, from being clean during construction to doing a good job. Giving the CEO report, Odell said they are working with a recruitment firm in the hospital search for a new CEO. The board also works with Kiowa’s Dr. Paul Wilhelm in the search. When Schrock asked about options for the existing hospital building, Odell said the new head of the Barber County Development is interested in helping. The board approved medical staff credentials for the following doctors: Dr. Marc Paul, Dr. John Alexander, Dr. Kimberly Burkholz, Dr. Christopher Hurt, Dr. Dhawal Goradia, Dr. Gary Morsch, Dr. Francisco Dexeus. Following executive session at the end of the meeting, board secretary Parker said they approved the monthly risk management/quality assurance report; charity care/uncollectibles; and Christmas bonuses for employees: $50 for fulltime and $25 for part-time.


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Seay, why he had stopped him. He could see a large fixed-blade knife in a sheath on the center drink holder of the vehicle. He asked Seay to accompany him back to his patrol vehicle. Trekell ran the registration for the van, and the registered owner was Oletta Kirk. He asked Seay if he had borrowed the van or purchased it. Seay said he was living with Kirk and borrowed the van for the evening. Trekell asked Seay where he was coming from, and he said he had been in Cleo Springs getting a pack of cigarettes, which was out of the way from where Trekell had seen him earlier. He told Trekell he took a little detour and kind of went out of the way on the back roads. Trekell asked why, and Seay said he was bored and went for a drive. Trekell asked if there were any other knives, weapons or drugs in the van, and Seay said there shouldn’t be. When Trekell asked, Seay gave permission for him to search the inside of the van.

Trekell opened the driver’s side door and reached down toward the driver’s side door panel. He noticed a small syringe on the ground with the caps on both ends. It was located directly under the driver’s door. He picked it up and removed both caps. On the plunger end inside the cap was a small crystal substance that appeared to be methamphetamine. Trekell asked Seay about the syringe, and he said it could belong to Kirk. He agreed that the crystal substance looked like meth. Seay agreed to go to Kirk’s residence to see if she would claim the items. At Kirk’s residence, Trekell showed her what he had found. She claimed to know nothing of it. She said she had never seen it, but she said she caught Seay with a syringe and meth packaged the same way before. Trekell asked Kirk if there were any drugs in her residence, and the information led to a search warrant. On Dec. 27, Seay, 23, of Aline was charged with unlawful possession of paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

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Absentee ballots for Alfalfa County School election

Voters in Alfalfa County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the Feb. 11 Annual School Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Kelly Stein said today. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, Stein urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early. Absentee ballot application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 300 S. Grand Ave., Cherokee. The absentee ballot application forms also can be downloaded and printed from the Internet at www. elections.ok.gov. “At least two mail transactions must be made,” Stein said. “The County Election Board must mail the ballots to the voter and the voter must return the voted ballots by mail.” Ballots must be in the hands of the County Election Board by 7 p.m. on election day in order to be counted. Stein said that any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot in any elecSee Absentee Page 30


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tion in which he or she is eligible to vote. However, a voter must be registered and reside at an address within the geographical boundaries of a school district or a municipality to be eligible to vote in school district or municipal elections. It is not necessary to give a reason – or excuse – for voting absentee. “While anyone can vote absentee without giving a reason, the law still provides several excuses, and it is to the advantage of some voters to use one of them,” Stein said. By stating one of the following reasons on their applications, these voters can activate some special conditions that make it easier for them to use absentee ballots. The reasons are: • Voters who are physically incapaci-

tated and voters who care for physically incapacitated people who cannot be left unattended may vote absentee. They may apply only by mail, by fax or by telegraph. • Voters who are confined to nursing homes in the county may vote absentee. An Absentee Voting Board actually goes to the nursing home a few days before the election, sets up a small polling place and allows these persons to vote under circumstances similar to those at a regular precinct polling place. They may apply only by mail or by fax. • Military personnel and residents of the county living overseas and the spouses and dependents of each group are eligible to vote absentee without being registered. These voters may apply by mail, by e-mail or by fax. Military personnel should contact the Voting Service Officers in their units for application forms and additional information. Residents of Oklahoma living overseas can obtain the same materials from any United States military installation and from United States embassies and consulates. Military personnel and overseas citizens also can download the appropriate application form from the Internet at www.fvap.gov.

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Annual school election for Waynoka Public Schools

Friday, Jan. 17, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Feb. 11 annual school election for Waynoka Public Schools. Anyone who is a United States citizen, resident of Oklahoma and at least 18 years old may apply to become a registered voter. Persons who have never been registered to vote before or who are not currently registered in the county of their residence and persons who are registered but who need to change their registration information may apply by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma Voter Registration Application form in time for it to be postmarked no later than midnight Friday, Jan. 17. Any applications postmarked after that time still will be accepted and processed, but the applications will not be See Election Page 44


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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. Felony Filings Mitchell Wayne Platt, 26, Enid: Entering with intent to steal copper ($340.50) Outstanding warrant. Misdemeanor Filings Taylor Joseph Seay, 23, Aline: Unlawful possession of paraphernalia ($229). Jesse Lee Keltch, 31, Cleo Springs: Transporting loaded firearm in vehicle ($229).

Belinda Leann Hood, 50, Jet: Driving while under the influence ($838.52). Billy Joseph Howard, 32, no address listed: Driving while license is under suspension ($266.50). Civil Filings Cavalry Investments LLC vs. Johnie L. Burton: Indebtedness in the amount of $12,417.21 ($218.70). Small Claims Filings T.H. Rogers Lumber Co. vs. Harold Scott: Indebtedness in the amount of $2,726.26 ($208). Marriage Filings Earl Wayne Bell II, 33, of Wichita, Kan., and Roleta Luann Bouziden, 34, of Alva: Marriage ceremony performed by judge ($60). Brian Thomas Reeves, 24, of Fairview and Courtney Nichole Venable, 32, of Fairview: Marriage ceremony performed by judge ($60). Traffic Filings Belinda Leann Hood, 50, Jet:

Transporting open container of beer ($316). Lana Lynn Sears, 36, Woodward: Operating vehicle with improper class of driver’s license ($211.50). Lana Lynn Sears, 36, Woodward: Operating a motor vehicle at a speed not reasonable or proper ($256.50). Lana Lynn Sears, 36, Woodward: Operating vehicle on which all taxes due to state have not been paid ($211.50). Gregory Allen Hargis, 29, Cleo Springs: Operating vehicle with expired registration (dismissed without fine or costs). The following individuals received a citation for speeding: Barbara Hotchins, 42, Cherokee: 1-10 mph over ($188.50); Hunter Allen Ray, 24, Enterprise, La.: 31-35 mph over ($371.50); Jose Carmen Saldivar Tovar, no age or address listed: 11-14 mph over ($226.50).

Alfalfa County Real Estate Transactions Beginning in book 730 page 298 Real Estate Transfers Ronald A. Jenlink & Suzanne R. Jenlink to Jenlink Family Trust dated Jan. 2, 2013: (1) the East Half of Sec tion 9, Township 25 North, Range 10, WIM; (2) East Half of the Southeast Quarter and the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 23, Township 26 North, Range 9, WIM; (3) an undivided 4/15 interest in and to the Northwest Quarter of Section 19, Township 25 North, Range 10, WIM: Correction Quit Claim Deed. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA to Catuna Farms LLC: the West Half of Lot 6 and all of Lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 in Block

22 in the 1st Addition to the Town of Aline: Special Warranty Deed. David A. Rohrs & Julia Rohrs to Ethan Stocking & Amber Stocking: Lot 10 in Block 1 in Montgomery Addition to the City of Cherokee: Joint Tenancy Warranty Deed. Etahn Stocking & Amber Stocking to Teague Burkes: Lots 8, 9 & 10 in Block 26 in the Original Town of Helena: Warranty Deed. Charles T. McCaul Jr. to Madeline Carol McCaul: Lots 27 & 29 , Block 5, Resters Paradise in the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 10, Township 26 North, Range 9, WIM : Quit Claim Deed. Patty Ann Pecha-Weber, as in attorney in fct for Alfred Pecha under durable power of attorney dated February 24, 2011 to AP Farms Trust dated September 20,2013. North Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 15, Township 23 North, Range 9, WIM: Quit Claim Deed Richard R Tanner and Frank A Tanner, as trustees of the Ralph A. Tanner & Laura M. Tanner Revocable Inter Vivos Trust dated July 2, 1991 to Ralph A. Tanner, Richard R. Tanner and Frank A. Tanner, as Trustees of the Ralph A. Tanner Revocable Intervivos Trust aka the

Revocable Inter Vivos Trust of Ralph A. Tanner dated March 16, 1993: Southwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 28 North, Range 12, WIM: Warranty Deed. Richard R Tanner and Frank A Tanner, as trustees of the Ralph A. Tanner & Laura M. Tanner Revocable Inter Vivos Trust dated July 2, 1991 to Ralph A. Tanner, Richard R. Tanner and Frank A. Tanner, as Trustees of the Laura M. Tanner Revocable Intervivos Trust aka the Revocable Inter Vivos Trust of Laura M. Tanner dated March 16, 1993: Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 28 North, Range 12, WIM: Warranty Deed. Richard R Tanner and Frank A Tanner, as trustees of the Ralph A. Tanner & Laura M. Tanner Revocable Inter Vivos Trust dated July 2, 1991 to Ralph A. Tanner, Richard R. Tanner and Frank A. Tanner, as Trustees of the Laura M. Tanner Revocable Intervivos Trust aka the Revocable Inter Vivos Trust of Laura M. Tanner dated March 16, 1993: Southeast Quarter of Section 23, Township 29 North, Range 11, WIM: Warranty Deed. Mortgages Teague Burkes to Quicken Loans Inc: Lots 8, 9 & 10 in Block 26 in the Original Town of Helena: $52,019.


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Alfalfa County Sheriff’s Log December 30, 2013 12:23 p.m. Mmiscellaneous, respondent would like deputies to block traffic while he moves his cattle from one side of the highway to the other because they were put in the wrong pasture last night when they were out, advised deputy who said he will contact the respondent. December 31, 2013 7:42 a.m. Break/enter near Jet, possible theft, locks have been cut on the gate and there are tire tracks 2 miles east of Jet 2 ¼ miles north, house and farm buildings looks like someone may have been in the barn, gave landowner’s name and renter’s name. 7:51 a.m. Livestock in roadway, respondent advised cattle out 1 mile east of Highway 8 on Highway 45, advised possible owner. 12:11 p.m. Miscellaneous, respondent advised of power line down 2 miles north half-mile west of Amorita, advised Alfalfa Electric Coop, they will take care of it. 12:50 p.m. Welfare check, Woods County request welfare check on indi-

vidual in Carmen, she was possibly assaulted in Alva last night, advised deputy, he will go check, welfare was checked, she did not want an ambulance. January 1, 2014 6:49 a.m. Minor accident 2 miles east of Jet, two semis collided on Highway 64, not sure of injuries, advised ambulance, fire, Oklahoma Highway Patrol and deputy, called for Nash’s jaws of life, Jet Fire headed to accident, Helena Ambulance on its way, advised they need ambulance right away, one person in truck, OG&E needed. January 3, 2014 5:31 p.m. Grass fire, ditch fire 10 miles south of water tower road in Carmen, Carmen advised and on scene, everything is receiving well. 9:49 p.m. Theft in Carmen, respondent advised that someone may have stolen his dog and the chain he was on, deputy advised and en route, respondent is filling out a statement for deputy. January 4, 2014 5:23 a.m.Break/enter, caller advised individual is trying to break into house

on CR 600, deputy went to residence and gave subject warning for trespassing. 2:38 p.m. Miscellaneous, apparent earthquake shook courthouse, three calls referring to earthquake. 5:55 p.m. Civil matter in Carmen, respondent called and complained that people are driving around his house, advised deputy, deputy called respondent, respondent decided just to let the dog out of the house. 9:20 p.m. Reckless driver on Highway 64, respondent called to advise that a Camaro was driving recklessly between county roads 590 and 600, deputy advised. January 5, 2014 3:30 p.m. Miscellaneous, respondent called to advise that they had an emergency call and will be shutting down Highway 45 near Goltry and re-routing to 412, they need to work on replacing some rails, notified Oklahoma Highway Patrol will be closing around 5 p.m.. 7:03 p.m. Miscellaneous, BNSF Railroad called and said that Highway 45 will remain closed until noon tomorrow.

Barber County Sheriff’s Log

December 31, 2013 • Georgi Dawson, Medicine Lodge, reported a license tag lost or stolen. Report taken by Officer Bailey; entered NCIC. January 1, 2014 • Allan Maze, Medicine Lodge, driving a 2003 Ford pickup slid off the Hardtner shortcut and rolled on its side. Unknown damages, no injury, accident investigated by Deputy English. January 2, 2014 • William Reavis, Sharon, driving a 1993 Ford pickup slid off K2 near Rattle-

snake Trail and overturned. Over $1,000 damage, no injury, accident worked by Deputy McCullough and Sheriff Rugg, assisted by Kiowa Ambulance, Hazelton Volunteer Fire Department and Kiowa Rescue Squad. • Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from First Street to Medicine Lodge Hospital. January 3, 2014 • Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from west of Medicine Lodge to Mendicine Lodge Hospital. During the week, officers received

one report of cattle out, performed 21 public assists and assisted five other agencies. Arrests December 30, 2013 • Loren L. Odell, Wilmore, W/M, 53. Arrest by BASO. Charge: Failure to appear. Released Dec. 30, 2013, on $5,000 surety bond. January 4, 2014 • Michael A. Ashbaker, Kiowa, W/M, 32. Arrest by KWPD. Charge: Domestic battery. Released Jan. 4 on $750 cash bond.


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Barber County Court Filings Criminal Filings Adam J Moody, 1983, Medicine Lodge: (1) Domestic battery; Knowing or reckless bodily harm to family member; (2) Criminal damage to property; Without consent value < $1,000. Leroy Joseph Mader, 1941, Cherokee, Okla.: (1) Driving under the influence; second conviction; (2) Fleeing or attempt to elude a law enforcement officer; first conviction; (3) Reckless driving; (4) Duty of driver to report accident with an unattended vehicle/property; first conviction; (5) Improper U-turn; (6) Defective headlamps on motor vehicle; (7) Unsafe turning or stopping; Failure to give proper signal; (8) Improper driving on laned roadway. Michael Howard Young, 1986, Medicine Lodge: Distribute opiate/opium/

narc/stim within 1,000 feet of school. Civil Filings Robert L. Dohm & Dalene Dohm vs. Maverex 1982-A LTD: Violation of agreement. Limited Civil Filings Hutchinson Regional Medical Center Inc f/k/a Promise Regional Medical Center Inc. vs. Sandra D. Divine: Indebtedness in the amount of $27,636.60. Citizens Bank of Kansas vs. Krystal K Parkins & Clifford A Parkins: Indebtedness in the amount of $818.11. Domestic Relations Filings Heather Priddy vs. Franklin Decker: Protection from abuse order. Emily Little vs. Marcella Smith: Protection from stalking order. Traffic Filings Steven Jarret Smith, 27, Greenville,

Ala.: Defective tail lamp on motor vehicle ($256). Jason D Solley, 31, Greenwood, Ark.: Defective brakes ($246). Christopher Shane Swayden, 23, Isabel: Driving under the influence; first conviction ($0). The following individuals were cited for speeding: Joshua T Draper, 23, Memphis, Tenn.: 40 in 30 ($141). Joshua Alan Sucher, 38, no address listed: 76 in 65 ($228). Christopher Eugene Francis Winter, no age or address listed: 77 in 65 ($153). Ryan Joseph Kerner, no age or address listed: 75 in 65 ($222). Jeffrey J. Molynevx, no age or address listed: 88 in 65 ($228).

Barber County Real Estate Transactions

Real Estate Transfers Beginning book 137 page 74 Larry Klusman to Kevin L. Brungardt & Lacinda J. Brungardt: the East Half of Lot 79 and all of Lots 80 & 81 on Central Avenue West in Orchard Park, A Sub-Division of Stolpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge: Joint Tenancy Warranty Deed. Doral E. Steckman & Kay Steckman to Galen L. Wedman & Neita J. Wedman: Lots 9, 10 & 11 in Laheyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Replat of Block 2 in Hammonds 2nd Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge: Joint Tenancy

Warranty Deed. John M. Snyder to Mark E. Boor and Brandan S. Boor: any interest he may own in the West Half of the East Half and the East Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 21, Township 32 South, Range 12, WPM: Quit Claim Deed. Darren A. Green & Tamara Green to Sidney L. Green & Toni Lapietra Green: the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and the South Half of the Northeast Quarter and the Southeast Quarter of Section 25, Township 33 South, Range 10, WPM, except for a part that is listed on page 79 of book 137: Joint Tenancy Quit Claim Deed Tiffany Green Terra & Bryan Terra to Sidney L. Green & Toni Lapietra Green: the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and the South Half of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 25, Township 33 South, Range 10, WPM; except for a part as listed on page 81 in book 137: Joint Tenancy Quit Claim Deed. Mortgages Beginning Book 210 Page 14 Mark Rucker aka Mark C Rucker to American AgCredit FLCA: (1) the North Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 11, Township 32 south, Range 10, WPM; (2) Surface interest only in and to the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter and the West Half of the South-

west Quarter of Section 11, Township 32 South, Range 10, WPM; (3) the West Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 5, Township 32 South, Range 10, WPM: $105,000. Bradley Wayne Werner & Micha Michelle Werner to High Plains Farm Credit: the Surface interest only in and to the all that part of the East Half of the Southwest quarter and the Southeast Quarter of Section 21, Township 32 South, Range 10, WPM: $206,400. Sherri L Underwood & Mark C Underwood to Citizens Bank of Kansas NA: the Northwest Quarter of Section 34, Township 31 South, Range 11, WPM: $30,000. Ryan L Cope & Kaili M Cope to citizens Bank of Kansas: Lot 25 in Block B in Forsyth Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge $103,500. Curtis C Durall & Virginia M Durall and Eileen G Durall to the United States of America acting through the Farm Service Agency for the United States Department of Agriculture: (A) Northwest Quarter of Section 32, Township 29 South, Range 14, WPM; (B) Northwest Quarter of Section 15, Township 30 South, Range 14, WPM; (C) Southeast Quarter of Section 16, Township 30 South, Range 14, WPM; (D) South 60 acres of the Northeast Quarter of Section 16, Township 30 South, Range 14, WPM: $55,000.


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Interior-Exterior improvements. Room additions. Plaster Repair Poodle, Chihuahua, Morkie, & Painting. Handicap. Structural Yorkie Poo, Maltese pups. & Non Structural Concrete. lovealotkennels.com. 620-886Will also accommodate Farm & 3458 or 620-213-1490 Ranch. 580-307-4598 or 620Automotive 825-4285 2008 GMC Sierra

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4 door Ext Cab, 2 wheel drive, power windows & locks, CD,cloth interior, new tires, exc cond, 29,000 miles. $17,500. 580-829-2601

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The best time to build is now! 2000 Ford F350 Superduty. 4x4. WFM Total Construction, DewEze Bale Bed. Grill Guard. LLC. 580-327-7935. Auto transmission. V10 engine. wfmtotalconstruction.com New Tires. $8500. 620-243-2783 Hunters/Trappers For Sale Kan/Okla Fur Co. will be in Alva 2009 3500 Silverado. Butler Arm every Sunday through March 2nd Bed. 72,000 miles. Exc cond. at 619 E Flynn from 1-3pm to buy fur. 620-892-5895 580-829-3156 or 580-829-4524 Business Services Double B Carpentry

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The Homestead Retirement Now hiring Class A CDL Drivers. Community seeks a part time Contact Heath at 580-541-0520 Dietary Aide. Please call 580Farm Supplies 430-3390 or apply online at www.smcok.com Hay For Sale Help Wanted

200 Small Squares Alfalfa, 2nd cutting $10/bale. 200 Small Northwest Family Services Squares Bermuda $7/bale. Large is seeking applicants for round Grass $30/bale. Call Rick Community Resource at 580-748-2222 Coordinator. Full-Time. Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Degree in Education Miscellaneous or Social Services. Contact For Sale John Jones at 580-327-2900 to schedule interview or answer Kenmore Refrig w/Ice Maker. questions $300. 620-243-2783 Help Wanted

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Vintage 1968 Rock Ola Jukebox. Looks and play good. Includes 400 + records $1000 obo. Bed extender for Ford Explorer Sport Trac $50. 903-408-7540

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For Sale 22 Rifle. Single shot lever action. $200. 620-243-2783

RV Spaces For Rent Mortgage Loan Processor. Experience preferred. Health in Cherokee with truck parking Insurance. Send Resume to ACB and WiFi. Call 580-603-9060 Bank, PO BOX 227, Cherokee, For Sale OK 73728 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90 Cad, Blue Air Compressor, Tiny Blessings Daycare Airless Paint Sprayer, AM/FM in Kiowa, KS, is hiring a Full or Cassette & LP Stereo, Black Part-Time Childcare Providers. AM/FM Cassette & CD player, Ability to pass background Chrome across the bed Tool Box, check required. $7.50/hr. Call over wheelwell side mount box 620-213-9011 (yellow & green), PayMaster Desk, Foldup ladder, lumber, Help Wanted fertilizer spreader, Craftsman Share Medical Center Hospital Wheel Trimmer. 620-213-8884 seeks full time RN (day and or 620-296-4668 night shifts), and part time For Sale Surgery Scrub Tech. Please call 580-430-3390 or apply online at Large Firewood Rack. 580-327www.smcok.com 2808

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Election approved until after Feb. 11. The County Election Board responds in writing to every person who submits an application for voter registration. The response is either a Voter Identification Card listing the new voter’s precinct number and polling place location or a letter that explains the reason or reasons the application for voter registration was not approved. Any person who has submitted a voter registration application and who has not received a response within 30 days should contact the County Election Board office. Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the County Election Board office, located in the Woods County Courthouse, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.. Forms are also available at most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries in the county. Applications also are available on the Internet at www.elections.ok.gov. Don’t forget to take your voter ID card to your polling place. If you need a new card call the Woods County Election Board at 580-327-1452.


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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. The board will meet at 12:30 p.m. Noon Alva Kiwanis Club meets at Champs Restaurant. 2-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva is open every day except Monday. For information or arranged tours, call 580327-2030. 7 p.m. Alva Moose Lodge menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 580327-2030. 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. 7 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 580327-2030. 7 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous meets every Friday at the Senior Citizen Center, 122 1/2 E. Second, Cherokee.

Alfalfa County commissioners approve bridges and relocation of water lines By Rocki Long At the Alfalfa County commissioners Jan. 6 meeting, the commissioners approved without hesitation three resolution funding agreements for three bridges, with one bridge in each district. The District 1 bridge is located 5 miles south and 1.9 miles east of Cozy Curve. The second bridge, located in District 2, is 2 miles south of Jet and 1.9 miles east. The third and final bridge is for District 3 and is three-fifths of a mile west of Burlington and one-sixth of a mile south. Also approved was an Interstate 40 Crosstown Steel Beam transfer form for a bridge located 1 mile east of Dacoma, one mile north and 2/10 of a mile back east. A separate project was approved for relocation of rural water lines. The commissioners also appointed Tony Gates as the new receiving officer for Alfalfa County. The county clerk was approved to go out on bid for one or more graders and for 4 miles of blacktop overlay for District 1. Transfers from R-12 contingency to Q-52 charity for funeral arrangements for two county citizens were approved. Also ap-

proved were resolutions setting insurance premiums paid for by Alfalfa County, setting criteria for safety for 2014, and for travel mileage reimbursement. Doug Murrow was appointed chairman of the Alfalfa County Board of Commissioners. The commissioners also approved minutes, M & O warrants for payment and blanket purchase orders. Also approved were road crossing permits for inspection, monthly officer reports, monthly highway expenditures and allocation of alcohol beverage taxes.


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