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Students in South Barber High School’s 2014 Basketball Homecoming Royal Court are (front, left to right): Kindergarten helpers – Brayden Duvall, Gavin Hickert, Isabella Thimesch and Danielle MacKinney; (middle) class attendants and escorts – sophomores Kolton Pavlu and Kori Leech; juniors Alexis Shaffer and Dylan Allison; freshmen Maddison Polson and Brian Farney; (back) senior queen candidate Shania Farney and Logan Hitchcock; Queen Remington Grasz and Travis Hoch; queen candidate Elizabeth Miller and Jeffery Schultz. Photo by Yvonne Miller

Sweet victories for South Barber’s homecoming By Yvonne Miller Valentine’s Day was sweet for the South Barber Chieftains basketball teams and for senior Remington Grasz, who was crowned homecoming queen. The Chieftains remain undefeated See Victory Page 4 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 E-Mail: manager Entire Contents Copyright 2014 Members of: Associated Press Oklahoma Press Association

Remington Grasz is South Barber High School’s 2014 Basketball Homecoming Queen. She is the daughter of Chris and Jodi Tedder. Photo by Yvonne Miller

When is was time for that “Big Chieftain Kiss,” escort Travis Hoch dips the newly crowned homecoming queen Remington Grasz so much that her crown falls to the ground – bringing laughter among the crowd. Photo by Yvonne Miller

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Dale and Sharon Ross of Dacoma, and Tom and Linda Isitt of Sequim,

Wash., are very pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Jayme Ross and Paige Isitt. Grandparents of the groom are Mary Mathers and the late Clay Mathers of Tulsa, and the late Loyd and Virginia Ross. The bride’s grandparents are Jack and Joann Lang, and the late Martha Lang, and Jean Isitt Hicks and the late Robert Isitt, all of Redding, Calif. Paige is a graduate of Shasta Wolves High School in Redding and the University of Oklahoma with a BS degree in meteorology. She is employed at Devon Energy in Oklahoma City as a geological technologist. Jayme is a graduate of Waynoka High School and Oklahoma State University with a BS degree in finance. He is currently employed with Highmount E&P in Oklahoma City as a senior sourcing specialist. The wedding will take place on Martoca Beach in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, on May 16.

Ringwood Isitt, Ross announce engagement teen in fatal wreck By Marione Martin Betsy Sue Jantz, 17, of Ringwood was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle wreck Sunday in Major County. It happened at 11:20 p.m. on US-412 one mile south of SH-8. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, Jonathan Lynn Koehn, 18, of Burns, Kan., was driving a 2013 Kia Optima north when the vehicle left the roadway to the right for an unknown reason and struck a tree. Betsy Sue Jantz was a passenger in the vehicle. She was pinned in the front seat for about six minutes. She was transported by Fairview Funeral Home. Koehn was transported by Life EMS to St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid where he was listed in critical condition. Another passenger in the car, Christopher Scott Jantz, 16, of Ringwood, was transported by Air Evac to OU Medical in Oklahoma City with internal trunk and leg injuries. He was listed in critical condition. The cause of the collision is under investigation. Trooper Linda Hartley investigated, assisted by troopers Jim Chaloupek and Seth Wallace along with Major County Sheriff’s Office and Major County Fire and Rescue.

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after beating Central Christian 6854. With Head Coach Jeff Lantz, the Chieftains are 16-0. The Lady Chieftains won huge, 54-21, and are 14-2 on the season with Head Coach Steve Roberts. The teams hosted Fairfield Tuesday night at home with results unknown at press time.

South Barber plays again Friday night at Burrton. Saturday evening the Chieftains host Attica in a make-up game. Their last home game is next Tuesday, Feb. 25, with Skyline. It’s Parent’s Night and a pink-out for breast cancer awareness. Sub-State begins Monday, March 3, at Norwich.

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The family of Gary Eldon Kanaga would like to thank everyone who provided food, cards and oral arrangements and calls. We would especially like to thank the Waynoka Ambulance Service. The loving care he received from the staff at Share Memorial Hospital was greatly appreciated. We would like to thank Dr. Self and the Alva & Fairview Home Health for their excellent care and Darlene Carver, his nurse while he was at home. Thanks also goes out to the Waynoka United Methodist Women for the lovely dinner and to Pastor Barbara Fyffe for the beautiful sermon. Thank You, Marshall Funeral Home for the outstanding arrangements you provided for Gary’s service.

~Jamie Kanaga

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Five longtime Kiowa volunteer firefighters honored as they retire Volunteering passed down through generations By Yvonne Miller Visiting with five longtime volunteer firefighters in Kiowa who are retiring found some common themes: pride in serving their rural community and, in some cases, the pride in passing down their interest in volunteerism to sons and grandsons. Saturday night five men were honored as they retire from Kiowa’s volunteer fire department. Kiowa Fire Chief Bill Duvall and Barber County Fire Chief and Kiowa firefighter Roger Robison organized a steak dinner for the honorees and entire department. Those honorees were Joe Cox, Keith Rathgeber, Tom Farney, Jerry McNamar and Ed Hermon. Each man received an approximately two foot concrete statue of a firefighter hand painted by C.J. Webster of Kiowa. They also received a plaque of appreciation documenting their years of service. Joe Cox The man with the most years in the Kiowa Fire Department (KFD) is Joe Cox with 47 years. It was woven into the fabric of his life to serve as he grew up the son of a firefighter in Alva. His firefighting career in Kiowa began the night of the huge downtown fire that burned the drug store, the movie theater and other businesses on the north side of Main Street in 1966, he said.

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“It looked like the whole town was on fire. I just went up there to help,” Cox recalled. He said the wind was out of the northwest. Although the south side of Main Street did not burn, Cox said some of the blowing embers jumped over the south side buildings and set the lumber yard on fire. In those early days, Cox said the department had just two old trucks – 1964 models or older. The fire station was where the city museum is now along Seventh Street. “We didn’t have radios like we do now. In those early days we heard the whistle blow and went. We slept with one eye open,” Cox said. “We were on call 24/7.”

“You’ve got to take care of yourself (when fighting fires), but others are looking after you also. You all watch out for each other and see that others don’t get into trouble,” Cox said. “I’m glad I got the opportunity to serve.” He added, “The recognition was really nice. Sometimes I think people take their firefighters for granted.” Cox said he is most proud that his grandson, Casey Williams, has taken his place in the department, just like Casey’s father Monty Williams serves. “We have four or five new kids on there – just like when I was a kid.” Keith Rathgeber Keith Rathgeber said, “We lived out in the country and I wanted to make sure See Firefighters Page 12

Five longtime Kiowa Fire Department volunteer firefighters who are now retiring were honored Feb. 15 at a steak dinner organized by Kiowa Fire Chief Bill Duvall and Barber County Fire Chief and Kiowa firefighter Roger Robison. Pictured are honorees Joe Cox, Keith Rathgeber, Tom Farney, Jerry McNamar and Ed Hermon. Each man received an approximately two foot concrete statue of a firefighter hand painted by C.J. Webster of Kiowa. They also received a plaque of appreciation documenting their years of service.

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Eye-opening editorial piece by daughter, Marisa By Lynn L. Martin While most northwest Oklahoma schools are doing well financially right now, that would not be the case if we didn’t have an oil boom going on. Common education in the rest of the state is really hurting. The best qualified teachers and administrators see the handwriting on the wall and are resigning and finding other jobs that are less risky to one’s career path. Here is Marisa’s take on the issue. “Why Public Education Is Everyone’s Problem” By Marisa Dye I didn’t completely realize the impact of the huge cuts in Oklahoma’s education budget until this August. At the first faculty meeting of this school year at Ponca City High School (where I rejoined the teaching staff after a twoyear sojourn at Owasso High), we waited until after the start time. I assumed the principal was delaying to make sure everyone had arrived. The principal then started the meeting and, apparently reading my mind, joked, “I was waiting for the rest of us to get here, but this is it!” He laughed ironically as I realized that the faculty, which had over 100 teachers in it when I joined it six years ago, was now down by about 25 percent. Oklahoma has the largest percentage of change in spending on education in the nation, and it isn’t for the better. That faculty meeting was a visual representation of the 22.8 percent budget cut Oklahoma public education has taken in since fiscal year 2009. The cut resulted in huge class sizes and less individual attention. If you know any

student or teacher in Oklahoma public students living below the poverty line, schools, you won’t be surprised when while Owasso does not. Many teachers I say we had many classes with 45 or know that if they want to keep their jobs, more high school students in them this they should flock to suburban districts school year. where parents have more resources. Earlier this month, Ponca City Why should people without kids Public School District’s superintendent, currently in Oklahoma public K-12 Dr. David Pennington, stated: “Public schools care? I have noticed that some schools in Oklahoma are dying on the parents whose children are either vine.” He backed that up with some homeschooled or in private school depressing numbers: if our school ignore the plaintive cries from public district were funded at the same rate educators because they think the problem per pupil of the 2008doesn’t hurt their kids. I 09 school year, we’d suppose they are right. have $200 million • If a town’s public more in funding due to school has a low grade increased enrollment. on the A-F school Other departments saw report card, so that substantial increases. new businesses and The transportation industries shy away department, for from putting down instance, has seen a roots in that town, that — Marisa Dye won’t hurt them. $198 million increase since 2009. • If the local public Further, morale among K-12 schools can’t afford to hire enough educators is at an all-time low. If your teachers and have 60+ students in a boss suddenly required a 25 percent class, inevitably producing graduates increase in your workload, added who are ill-prepared workers, which performance assessments you have only forces businesses in their town to move some control over (a.k.a. TLE) that could to where there is a more qualified result in your termination, and hadn’t workforce, that won’t hurt them. given you a raise in seven years, would • If the public school in their town you start looking for another job or retire can’t afford to pay the teachers of early? Large numbers of my colleagues, electives, so that there are no longer as many as 70 percent at one school site, athletic events, competitions and have done so in the past couple of years. concerts bringing visitors and their In the event you’re not familiar with money to town, that won’t hurt them. the TLE, or Teacher Leader Evaluation, There is a crisis in Oklahoma here’s the bottom line: We have been told education. Our legislators haven’t gotten that, as of next school year, 50 percent the message that less funding, unreliable of a teacher’s evaluation is based on his/ standardized tests, and an evaluation her student’s standardized test scores. system that can be punitive for even the Standardized testing puts a great deal best teachers must not continue. of pressure on teachers, administrators I’ve not written about the negative and students. Funding is only one part of side of teaching because I love my what must change, and soon. career. But, as the situation drastically Interestingly, my students’ English worsens, I find I can no longer be silent. standardized test scores rise and fall The public education crisis will depending on where I move, despite the affect our children as well as our local fact that I’m the same teacher teaching and state economies now and for years the same subject. From 2010-11 to to come. Educators and citizens alike 2011-12, the percentage of my students must rally at the state capitol on March with passing English III EOI (end of 31st. Even if you don’t consider yourself instruction) scores rose 8 percent! The a person interested in politics, this is the main difference? Ponca City has many time to get involved.

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a truck would come out if my house caught fire – and I wanted to help.” Rathgeber served in the Barber County Rural Fire Department for 33 years and has also served in Kiowa’s for the last 20 years. “The city fire department was in good shape when I started and kept improving. We now have better bunker gear, trucks and equipment. The county didn’t have much 33 years ago, but they are good now.” Recalling his most harrowing experience as a volunteer in the 1980s, Rathgeber said a fire truck went down when crossing a bridge that had caught fire underneath and he didn’t realize it until it was too late “It was stupid,” Rathgeber said. Owner of D&W body shop for years, Rathgeber said, “I am glad I was one of them in town that could go on calls. All the guys have always wanted to work.” Rathgeber said the two fire practices a month, mainly to check equipment, are good as are all the trainings. He said that makes them better firefighters and helps meet all the regulations they have to follow. “I enjoyed working with all the men. We have a lot of good firefighters out there,” Rathgeber said. He’s proud that his son Brad has served in the department and that his son Brian is assistant fire chief in Grainfield, Kan. “I really didn’t want to retire, but for health reasons it was time for me to get away from the smoke,” Rathgeber said. Of the recognition dinner, he said, “It

was super – something special. It really was. I know it was lots of work. They didn’t need to do that.” Tom Farney Tom Farney began his volunteerism at Hazelton for 20 years and then joined the KFD for 20 years. His son Brandon (now mayor of Kiowa) was in high school and wanted to serve as a volunteer. “I got on with him,” Farney said. Farney said his most memorable moments were battling grass fires out west of Hardtner when “everywhere you looked there was fire, and the winds kept changing directions.” He said, “It seems like one time we battled blazes for nearly a week.” Because of physical limitations, Farney usually drove the truck. “The fellows are pretty courageous. You get to know people well in those circumstances,” he said. “It was a learning experience. We did lots of training to keep people safe.” “I enjoyed doing it,” Farney said. “I’m not worthy of any praise.” He complimented Keith Rathgeber for “hardly ever missing a fire.” “We all worked together. I hate to retire, but I’m not physically able anymore. I don’t want to get anyone hurt.” Farney said, “Roger and Billy are pretty terrific guys and good leaders. A special thanks to them for putting that evening together. It was really wonderful.” As he retires, Farney advised people, “If you feel like helping the community, it’s well worth your time (to serve on the fire department). You have to be pretty dedicated.” Jerry McNamar Serving 31 years, Jerry McNamar said at first he lived his childhood dream of driving a firetruck and the excitement

of it all. But, as he got older he realized having a good fire department is a needed community service. “What really holds the town together is volunteerism,” McNamar said. “Whether it’s a fire, a blizzard, high water or a storm brewing, the community expects firemen to help.” As a firefighter, McNamar recalls pulling pianos out of a basement. “Halloween was unbelievable with little kids and big kids antics,” he said. “We had our serious business and fun business,” like serving ham and beans in the park on Labor Day. Another one of the firefighter’s duties is storm spotting. “These are the guys who sit out on the edge of town to watch the clouds,” he said. “I’ve lived the role and we’ve done all these things.” McNamar is also an EMT. He said they’ve had all types of training on everything from situations involving a railroad or HAZMAT issues to those affecting wildland and residential structures. “A group our size has to deal with everything,” he said. The Bogner car dealership fire in 1988 on the south side of Main Street (where People’s Bank and Centennial Park sit now) was one of the most harrowing for McNamar. He and Duvall were the first there in full gear and entered the basement trying to squirt water where the fire started. “We tried, but it didn’t help.” The worst fire he remembers fighting was Stateline Milling in the 1980s. “It was 10 degrees out and everything froze up,” he said. “Hoses froze like boards. It was terrible.” Other big fires he remembers were the Kiowa Sale Barn, Wells Paint Shop See Firefighters Page 14

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By Yvonne Miller Last week, the Kiowa Hospital Board called a special meeting for Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m. The email to the press said the meeting is to last an hour. The last 15 minutes the board plans to call DNP Patty McNamar into executive session, according to the email. Details of that meeting will run in the Newsgram next week. As reported numerous times in the last few months, McNamar is a nurse practitioner (NP) who earned her doctorate as an NP. She started as a registered nurse with the Kiowa District Hospital

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nearly 28 years ago. McNamar and the board were negotiating her contract that was due for renewal in February 2013 when she became seriously ill. The two parties failed to reach a mutual contract agreement. Since that time McNamar showed interest in returning to work part-time, but nothing has been settled. Members of the public have addressed the board at meetings several times, asking the board to enter into a contract with McNamar so that she can again be a caregiver and work part-time in the Kiowa Hospital District.


(when it was on the west edge of town), the Methodist Church and the one on Main Street. Ed Hermon On the KFD 27 years, Ed Hermon said, “Some of the older guys at the time talked me into serving. It’s been fun, interesting and very sobering at times.” His most vivid memory was the Bogner fire. “It was the most trying experience – the first time I used an air pack. I was in the basement when it started to collapse.” Hermon specifically remembers one training over the rest. That’s when OSU brought a firewagon and staged a propane fire for local firefighters to extinguish. Also an EMT, Hermon said he was usually on the medical side rather than using the JAWS of Life at wrecks. Relecting on the years of friendships made, Hermon said, “We had our fun times – you probably can’t write about those.”

“It’s time to give the younger guys a chance to serve, and we have a bunch which are great.” He thanked Robison and Duvall for the “very special evening. It was very generous of them.” Fire Chief Duvall Comments Chief Duvall thanked all the retiring firefighters for the time they’ve given to the city. “I am proud to have served with them,” Duvall said. He also thanked all the wives for their willingness to help in whatever way needed, from supplying food and beverages for fires to making cakes and pies for auction. Duvall listed the new men who’ve recently joined the department: Casey Williams, Joey Brattin, Dylon Molz, Jarred Inman and Austin Graves. They’ll join current department members Kyle Graves, Bill Duvall, Monty Williams, B.J. Duvall, Greg Simpson, Brett Courson, Brandon Farney, John Schupbach, Roger Robison and John Duvall.

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Waynoka FCCLA competes at Regionals By Ashley Wells The Waynoka Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter traveled to Stillwater on Jan. 30 where nine members competed in the FCCLA Regional STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Competition. Caitlin Chapman competed in the junior teach and train category, presenting her project on table manners. Placing first and qualifying for the state competition, Hannah Darr presented her table etiquette and how to set the table project in the senior teach and train event. Andrew Miller qualified at the district competition to compete in the senior career investigation category where he presented his portfolio about the career of a physician. Miller placed second. Stephanie Nutter also qualified at the district level in the senior children’s literature event where she presented the book “Oh Nuts.” She placed second at the regional competition. Nathan Pitts took the new member facts test in the sixth- to eighth-grade division at both the district and regional levels. Pitts placed second at the regional competition. Precious Ramos and Tatum Rose conducted a

The following students competed in the FCCLA Regional STAR Event competition. Pictured from left to right are: Andrew Miller, Hannah Darr, Tatum Rose, Ashley Wells, Caitlin Chapman, Precious Ramos, Nathan Pitts, Brooklinn Weber, and Stephanie Nutter. The Waynoka FCCLA chapter is advised by Daresa Poe. project on proper portion sizes that they tation contest for sixth- to eighth-grade entered in the junior focus on children students. She has qualified for the state event. Brooklinn Weber has placed first contest. Finally, Ashley Wells took first at both the district and regional competiplace in the senior nutrition and wellness tion in the creed speaking and interprecategory, qualifying her for the state competition. Darr, Weber and Wells will compete in Stillwater on March 27 and 28. The students have all worked very hard this year on their STAR Events. Many new events start at the state level. Competitors receiving first or second place at the state level will qualify Hennessey, Oklahoma to compete at the National Leadership 580.340.0358 Conference in San Antonia, Texas, in Eric Guerra July. Metal Roofing


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Texas man injured in motorcycle wreck By Marione Martin A man from Texas was in critical condition following a motorcycle wreck in Grant County Sunday. Tommy Ray Bruton, Jr., 45, of Paris, Texas, was transported by Medi-Flight to Wesley Hospital in Wichita, Kan. He was admitted for trunk internal, head and leg injuries and listed in critical condition. According to the report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Bruton was riding a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle at 6:20 p.m. south on SH132 and failed to negotiate a curve. He ran off the west side of the road for approximately 100 feet where he laid the cycle over and continued for about 350 feet, coming to rest south of Major Road in a wheat field. He was ejected approximately 60 feet from the point of rest of the motorcycle. Bruton was not wearing a helmet. The cause of the collision was listed as alcohol and failure to negotiate the curve. Trooper Robert Cottrill investigated the scene at SH-132 and Major Road in northwestern Grant County. He was assisted by Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Medford EMS, Miller EMS, Medi-Flight and Manchester Fire Department.

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Okla. pharmacy won’t give drug for Mo. Execution By Justin Juozapavicius and Tim Talley TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma pharmacy will not provide a drug for a scheduled execution next week in Missouri as part of a settlement with the death row inmate’s attorneys. But it’s unclear whether the agreement will prevent or delay the lethal injection. A court hearing is scheduled Tuesday in the federal lawsuit filed by inmate Michael Taylor against The Apothecary Shoppe, a compounding pharmacy in Tulsa that his attorneys said was providing a drug that could cause “inhumane pain” during his Feb. 26 execution. In court documents filed late Monday, his lawyers asked a judge to dismiss the case because the company had agreed not to prepare or provide any drug for use in Taylor’s lethal injection. The pharmacy also acknowledged it had not already provided any drug to the Missouri Department of Corrections for the execution, said Taylor’s attorney, Matt Hellman. However, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon indicated last week that the state could

move forward with the execution even after the judge issued a temporary restraining order that blocked the company from providing the drug. He did not directly say “yes” or “no” when asked if Missouri had enough drugs for the execution, but he twice stressed that the Department of Corrections was prepared. Messages seeking comment about the settlement and Taylor’s execution status weren’t returned late Monday by either Missouri’s attorney general or its Corrections Department. Messages also were left by The Associated Press after business hours with the pharmacy and its attorney. The state has refused to say where it obtains its execution drug, arguing that the source is part of the execution team and therefore shielded from public disclosure. And the Apothecary Shoppe won’t confirm that it supplies a compounded version of pentobarbital to Missouri for use in lethal injections. But in their lawsuit, Taylor’s attorneys allege that Missouri turned to The Apothecary Shoppe to supply compounded pentobarbital because

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US olive oil pushing gov’t to test imported oils By Mary Clare Jalonick WASHINGTON (AP) — Need olive oil? American shoppers are more likely to pick a European brand, which is cheaper and viewed as more authentic than U.S.-produced olive oil. But U.S. producers contend that “extra virgin” olive oil from Europe may not be as pure as you think. They’ve asked the federal government to intervene by imposing stricter standards on the imports, which now make up 97 percent of the market. Olive oil production is steadily growing, and the domestic industry says it has gone from 1 percent of the national olive oil market five years ago to 3 percent today. Most of that is in California, though there are smaller operations in Texas, Georgia and a few other states. U.S. producers are seeking to build on that growth in a struggle reminiscent of the California wine industry’s push to gain acceptance decades ago. They’ve mounted an aggressive push in Washington, holding olive oil tastings for members of Congress and lobbying for stricter standards on imports. The strategy almost worked last year when industry-proposed language was included in a massive farm bill passed out of the House Agriculture Committee. The provision backed by California lawmakers would have allowed the Agriculture Department to extend mandatory quality controls for the domestic industry to imports. The bill’s language would have allowed government testing of domestic and imported olive oil to ensure that it was labeled correctly. That testing, intended to prevent

labeling lower-grade olive oil as “extra virgin” or fraudulently cutting in other types of oil, would be much more comprehensive than what imported oils are subjected to now. Extra virgin olive oil is considered to be the highest quality. But the language on labeling was stripped from the bill on the House floor, an effort led by lawmakers from New York, where many of the country’s olive oil importers are based. They had the backing of food companies and grocery stores that use and sell olive oil. Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa, a farmer from Northern California, suggested that labels for imported oil should say “extra rancid.” “What we’re after here is not to cause problems for our friends who would like to market it. It’s more just the truth in advertising that’s necessary,” LaMalfa said. New York Republicans said new testing standards would cost importers millions of dollars. Republican Rep. Michael Grimm of Staten Island, N.Y., said his Greek-American and ItalianAmerican constituents know good oil and haven’t had problems. “It’s not rancid,” he said. “There is always going to be a problem in every industry, but this is nothing more than a multimillion-dollar earmark,” he added, using the term for special provisions that sometimes are inserted into legislation. In the end, the final farm bill signed by President Barack Obama earlier this month was silent on olive oil. But a nonbinding statement accompanying the bill encouraged the Agriculture Department, the U.S. Trade Representative and the Food and Drug Administration to “remove the obstacles


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Not just St. Patrick: Ireland home to many saints By Helen O’Neill DUBLIN (AP) — St. Patrick may have banished snakes and brought Christianity to Ireland, but perhaps his greatest feat was one of sheer endurance. After all, there were hundreds of other future saints roaming Ireland at the time, but Patrick is the one who gets the party. On March 17, Guinness will flow from Malin to Moscow, the Chicago River will run green and parades will be held worldwide to celebrate the fifthcentury preacher and patron saint of Ireland. “St. Patrick’s legacy is pretty impressive,” says historian Brian Lacey, “especially considering he wasn’t even Irish.” Patrick was British, captured at the age of 16 by a band of raiders and brought as a slave to Ireland. For six years he tended sheep on a remote mountain in County Antrim and wrestled with visions from God. After escaping, he went on to become a bishop who traveled throughout Ireland building churches, baptizing converts and performing countless miracles along the way. In recent years there have been calls to rein in the revelry and reclaim the religious aspects of the national holiday. Some are even attempting to boost the name recognition of other saints (early Irish records list as many as 1,700) and bring their stories to the attention of the world. There are hundreds of holy wells, sacred round towers and monastic remains all over Ireland and it seems every town and village boasts its own special miracle maker. Glendalough, County Wicklow: St. Kevin At Glendalough (valley of two lakes)

in County Wicklow, visitors can wander through the remains of a monastic settlement that for 500 years was one of Ireland’s greatest centers of learning. Founded by Kevin in the sixth century, the soaring round tower, churches and gravestones, as well as “St. Kevin’s Bed” — a man-made cave carved into the rock high over one of the lakes — creates a strikingly evocative scene and almost mystical sense of the past. Tour guides offer tales of how Kevin cast a monster into the upper lake, rebuked an ardent woman suitor (one unlikely legend has him hurling her from his cave into the depths below) and once, while fasting, allowed a blackbird to build a nest on his outstretched hand. The story goes that he kept his arm outstretched until the chicks hatched. There are endless such yarns woven around the saints. At the time Ireland was dubbed “the Island of Saints and Scholars” and monastic settlements had to compete for pilgrims and patrons — causing in-house scribes to pen ever more dramatic tales of saintly powers. Kildare, County Kildare: St. Brigid Brigid, for example, is said to have turned water into ale, diverted rivers from their courses and conjured up extra bacon for unexpected guests. When she decided to build a monastery in Kildare in the fifth century, she needed land from a local chieftain. He grudgingly agreed to give her as much as her cloak would cover. Miraculously, the cloak kept spreading for as many acres as she wanted. Today, a round tower and cathedral mark the spot in Kildare where Brigid’s abbey once stood. On the outskirts of the town is a tranquil park with an ancient

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2009 Clayton Manufactured Home To Be Moved Good Home * Rental * Great Condition AUCTION Tuesday – February 25, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. Auction Location: On-site – From US 60 & Hwy 58 in Fairview, go 2 mi W on US 60, 1/4 mi N on the W side. OPEN HOUSE DATES: Tues., Feb. 18th, 4-6 pm & Sun., Feb. 23rd, 2-4 pm 2009 Clayton 16'x76' single-wide manufactured home * 3 BR * 2 baths * Master BR w/on-suite & Garden Tub * Skirting * Front Porch * Total Electric * Reverse Osmosis * Updated Lights & Fixtures * Textured & Painted Walls * Window Treatments * GE Dishwasher, Stove, & Range * Whirlpool Built-In Microwave * Pioneer Security System * A/C Outdoor Unit. This is a great opportunity to purchase a manufactured home in great condition with lots of upgrades! Contact Adam Martens, Auction Mgr, (580) 744-0194 for more info/www.wigginsauctioneers for pics. General Statements: Terms: 10% of purchase price is to be placed in escrow with the balance being due by March 13, 2014 (15 days after auction) Possession: Is to be given upon payment in full of purchase price. Buyer shall have until 5 p.m. on March 28, 2014 (30 days) to move the manufactured home. Seller: Austin & Sara Hurst

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1,440 +/- Acres * Woods & Alfalfa Co. Land (Including an Entire Alfalfa Co. Section!) Highly Productive Cropland * Livestock/Wildlife Land AUCTION Wednesday March 5, 2014 10:00 a.m. Auction Location: The Women's Bldg at the Woods Co. Fairgrounds, 43258 Harper Rd., Alva, OK Woods County, OK Land (Alva, OK Area)! Farm #1 (SW/4) & Farm #2 (NW/4): 320 +/- ac. * located from Jct. US 64/US 281 in Alva, 11 mi. N. on US 281 * productive cropland * timber lined creek * grass pasture * will definitely hunt * excellent livestock/sm. grain producer * 1/2 section has 194.15 ac. of cropland (there appear to be 70 +/- ac. of cropland on SW/4; & 125 +/- ac. of cropland on NW/4) * Soil types of cropland incl. Reinach, Class I; Grant, Class II; & Burford & Hardeman, both Class III * windmill & water well on NW/4 * '13 Taxes: approx. $783.00 Legal: W/2 30-29N-13W Farm #3: Productive farm * located 1 mi. E. of Farm #2 OR 12 mi. N. of Jct. US 64/US 281 in Alva, then 1 1/2 mi. E. * 157.34 ac. of cropland * soil types are mostly Bethany & Pond Creek, both Class I; w/lesser amts of Pond Creek, Class II & Grant, Class III. '13 Taxes: approx. $609.00. Legal: SE/4 20-29N13W Farm #4: Located 1 mi. S. & 2 mi. E. of Farm #1 OR 10 mi. N. of Jct. US 64/US 281 in Alva, then 2 mi. E. * 128 ac. of cropland * Soil types of cropland incl. Grant, Class II & III; & Burford, Class III * bal. in timber & grassland. '13 Taxes: approx. $427.00. Legal: SW/4 3329N-13 W Order of Auction (Woods Co. Farms): Farms #1 & #2 N & S qrtrs will be offered separately, then together. Farms #3 & #4 will be offered individually only. Alfalfa County Land (Cherokee, OK Area)! Farms #1 through #4: 640 +/- ac. (complete section) * located 5 mi. S. of Cherokee on US 64, then 1 mi. W. According to the Alfalfa Co. F.S.A. the NE/4 has 154.35 ac. of cropland; NW/4 has 157.42 ac. of cropland; S/2 has 311.61 ac. of cropland * Soil types incl.: NE/4: Mostly Pond Creek, Class I w/smaller amts of Grant & Tabler, both Class II, & Grant, Class II; NW/4: Mostly Pond Creek, Class I w/smaller amts of Grant, Class II & III & Tabler, Class II; SW/4: Pond Creek, Class I; Grant, Class II; & Woodward –Quinlan, Class III; & SE/4: Mostly Grant & Tabler, both Class II w/smaller amts of Pond Creek, Reinach, & Dale, all Class I. Improvements include a rural water tap in NE/C of NW/4 * '13 Taxes were approx. as follows: NE/4: $722.00; NW/4: $760.00; S/2: $1,315.00. Legal for Entirety: Sec. 9, Twp. 25 N., R 11 W.I.M. Farm #5: 160 +/- ac. * located 3 mi. S. of Cherokee on US 64 & 2 mi. W * 131.64 ac. of cropland * soil types of cropland are mostly Pond Creek, Class I & Grant, Class III; w/very sm. amts of Grant & Port, both Class II. '13 Taxes: approx. $687.00. Legal: SE/4 29-26N-11 W. Order of Auction (Alfalfa Co. Farms): Farms #1 through #4 – these four qtrs of land will be offered separately, then together. Farm #5 will be offered individually only. General Statements! Possession: of the cropland will be given at closing, subject to existing ag lease which expires upon completion of harvest of the presently growing 2013-2014 wheat crop or June 30, 2014, whichever is later. Possession of the grassland will be given at closing, subject to the existing lease which expires on or by June 30, 2014. Minerals: No minerals are being sold or transferred. Crop: Does not sell. Taxes: '14 taxes will be prorated to the day of closing. Terms: 10% down, bal. due at closing. Announcements made day of auction take precedence. Can't attend? Log onto to register to bid online! Contact Vicki Wiggins Allen, auction mgr, at 580-554-4400 for any additional info. you may need & visit for full details, pictures, & aerial photos. Seller: Charles S. Thornton

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ran aground on a local beach. High on a hill above the village are the spectacular remains of his fifth-century settlement, including an ancient church decorated with intricate stone carvings, one of the tallest round towers in Ireland, and the remains of an oratory where Declan is buried. The saint still has a cult following in County Waterford, which he christianized before St. Patrick. The waters of St. Declan’s well are said to possess healing powers, especially for aching joints and backs. And every year pilgrims flock to Ardmore to celebrate his feast day on July 24 and throw a weeklong party in his name. St. Patrick And Many More There are hundreds of other saints and saintly shrines. At Fenit harbor in County Kerry in southwest Ireland, a large bronze statue depicts St. Brendan, the sixth-century navigator who set off on an epic voyage across the Atlantic in a wooden boat covered with ox hides. Brendan is said to have landed in Newfoundland, and to this day his followers claim the saint was the first to discover America. Relics of saints also abound. The preserved head of St. Oliver Plunkett —

who was hanged, drawn and quartered in Britain in 1681 for his Catholic faith — is housed in an elaborate shrine at St. Peter’s Church in Drogheda, a port town north of Dublin. For centuries St. Laurence O’Toole’s 900-year-old heart was on display at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin until, shockingly, it was stolen in 2012 and has not been recovered. And, though he wasn’t Irish, St. Valentine’s third-century remains also ended up in Dublin, preserved in an elaborate reliquary at the Carmelite church on Whitefriar Street. Still, Patrick remains the star. This year Dublin will host a four-day extravaganza including beer fests, ceilis (Irish folk dancing), street performances and a lavish parade in honor of “La Fheile Padraig” (St. Patrick’s feast day). Downpatrick in Northern Ireland, where the saint is reputedly buried (and which has a huge visitor center dedicated to all things Patrick) is throwing a nine-day program of events. All this for a man who famously described himself as “a sinner, the most unlearned of men, the lowliest of all the faithful, utterly worthless in the eyes of many.”


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Snowbirds enjoy Southwest as cold grips the nation By Joe Kafka APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) — Snowbirds in the popular Phoenix metropolitan area have delighted in escaping the bitter cold spells and brutal blizzards that buffeted much of the nation this winter. But they haven’t totally escaped the bad weather: They’ve heard plenty of complaints from families and friends back home about the nastiest conditions in some three decades. As first-time snowbirds from South Dakota, my wife and I almost feel guilty about missing the horrendous winter weather. In contrast to the record cold and snow in the North, we’ve enjoyed week after week of mild (and sometimes quite warm) days since Thanksgiving. Veteran snowbirds at Sierra Del Saguaro RV (recreational vehicle) and mobile home resort, mostly from the Upper Midwest and Canada, tell us they’ve never experienced anything like


“This is the longest spell of consistently nice days I’ve seen since first coming here,” said Jim King of Windom, Minn. Jim and his wife, Lee, have basked here in the desert sun each winter since 2005. Thousands of snowbirds flood this part of the country every winter, seeking the warm sun that evades those left behind in northern climates. There have been few days this winter when the high temperature in this area was not in the 65 to 70 F (18 to 21 C) range. In fact, January was the third-warmest on record in the Phoenix area. Having spent six decades in coldweather states, my wife and I are enjoying it immensely. Selecting this resort after a 1,500-mile (about 2,400 kilometers) drive and a daylong search, we are incredibly impressed by the genuine sense of community we experienced at the instant of our arrival.

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Oklahoma Okla. House speaker talks at high risk Capitol repair, tax cuts for wildfires this week TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Officials say Oklahoma is at a very high risk for wildfires Tuesday because of warm, windy and dry conditions. On Monday, firefighters from several agencies battled large grassfires in Washington, Wagoner and Okmulgee counties. The Tulsa World reports (http:// ) that a mobile home was damaged near Coweta in a fire, as were two barns and several parked vehicles. No injuries were reported in Monday’s fires. The National Weather Service predicts high temperatures Tuesday in the 70s with winds gusting up to 30 mph. Burn bans are currently in place in four Oklahoma counties: Alfalfa, Grady, Jefferson and Tillman.

By Sean Murphy OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state Capitol architect briefed House Republicans on some of the major repairs needed for the nearly 100-yearold building, but newly elected House Speaker Jeff Hickman said Monday no consensus has been reached on how to finance the overhaul. Hickman, who was elected speaker last week, met behind closed doors with the 72-member Republican caucus to discuss various proposals to cut the state’s income tax and plans to repair the Capitol. “The overwhelming consensus is that something has to be done,” said Hickman, R-Fairview. “It’s just a question of what and how much that costs. “There are obviously some structural issues, not the least of which is the plumbing issue that’s going to have to be addressed.” Capitol architect Duane Mass outlined repairs needed for the Capitol that totaled $163 million. The most obvious sign of problems with the 400,000-square-foot building are yellow barricades erected in 2011 on

the south side of the Capitol to prevent pedestrians from approaching the south side of the building, where large chunks of limestone have been falling from the building’s facade. The building also has been plagued by outdated electrical and plumbing systems. Hickman’s predecessor, former Speaker T.W. Shannon, opposed financing the repairs with a bond issue, an idea that has the support of Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman and Gov. Mary Fallin. A Senate committee last week overwhelmingly approved a plan for a $160 million bond issue to fund Capitol repairs, and House Democratic Leader Scott Inman said members of his caucus are ready to support the proposal. Hickman also said no agreement was reached on any plan to cut the state’s income tax. The Legislature last year passed a bill to cut the income tax and divert $120 million in revenue for repairs to the Capitol, but the Oklahoma Supreme Court determined that measure violated a constitutional ban on bills containing more than one subject. *** Online: Senate Bill 2044: http://bit. ly/1jxxGR4 *** Sean Murphy can be reached at



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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 Kevin Dean Lance Miers, 21, Cherokee: Driving while license is under suspension ($229). Rhonda Marie Nelson, 41, Cherokee: Driving while license is revoked ($229). Shannon Lee Corbitt, 43, Cleo Springs: (1) Obstructing an officer; (2) Failure to notify police of concealed weapon by licensee ($525.50). Beulah Dubois, 35, Waynoka: Unlawful possession of paraphernalia ($319.02). Samuel Danner, 30, Waynoka: Public intoxication ($319.02). Kristina Ramsdale, 24, Newton,

Kan.: Public intoxication ($296.50). Divorce Filings Conrad Koller Noland vs. Lillian C. Noland: Divorce ($193.70). Traffic Filings Shannon Lee Corbitt, 43, Cleo Springs: Operating a motor vehicle in a manner not reasonable and proper ($256.50). Beulah Dubois, 35, Waynoka: Failure to stop at stop sign ($211.50). Samuel Danner, 30, Waynoka: Transporting open container of alcohol ($316). Kristina Ramsdale, 24, Newton, Kan.: Transporting open container of beer ($316). Luis A. Resendiz, 21, Ringwood: Operating vehicle loaded in excess of registered laden ($211.50). Luis A. Resendiz, 21, Ringwood: Overweight vehicle gross ($766.50). Luis A. Resendiz, 21, Ringwood: Overweight vehicle (axle) ($211.50). James Arthur Forsythe, 30, Woodward: Operating vehicle with expired registration ($211.50). Tony Allen Smith, 35, Enid: Operating a motor vehicle at a speed not reasonable or proper ($256.50).

The following individuals received a citation for speeding: Fabian Carrion, 48, Corpus Christi, Texas: 15 mph over ($226.50); Meghan Nicholle Huff, 28, Owasso: 11-14 mph over ($226.50); James Arthur Forsythe, 30, Woodward: 15 mph over ($226.50); Gradu John Payne, 17, Alva: 26-30 mph over ($341.50); Alvin Clifford Keith, 56, Mooreland: 11-14 mph over ($226.50); William Michael Jackson, 24, Upton, Wyo.: 1-10 mph over ($188.50); Esteban Rios-Magana, 25, Arlington, Texas: 1114 mph over ($226.50); Dustin Wayne Morton, 25, Mustang: 1-10 mph over ($188.50); Alfredo Guardiola Ochoa, 20, Tonkawa: 1-10 mph over ($188.50); Brandon Scott Kahre, 28, Oklahoma City: 11-14 mph over ($226.50); Tammy Renee Williams, 47, Carmen: 1-10 mph over ($188.50); Zelma Lucy Clark, 66, Selman: 11-14 mph over ($226.50). The following individuals received a citation for failure to wear seatbelt ($20 fine): Rebecca Jolynn Vap, no age or address listed; Shannon Lee Corbitt, 43, Cleo Springs; Tammy Renee Williams, 47, Carmen.

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and reported that he had one female subject at gunpoint, refusal to comply or listen, use of force – taser, deputy was injured due to bite on arm, called Garfield County, she told me that deputy was fine and he was still on scene, dispatcher said he had to tase someone and he’d been bitten, deputy would be heading to St. Mary’s, deputy stated that he followed the person for a mile with lights and siren going, person refused to stop and then slammed on her brakes trying to make deputy hit her, prisoner in custody, deputy en route to hospital, subject is spitting and yelling in patrol car, requested “spit mask” stated subject is spitting blood and very combative. 6:23 p.m. Miscellaneous in Jet, respondent called and advised that he would like an officer if there was one around that area to meet him at the elementary school, respondent said it wasn’t an emergency and he didn’t have to have him there but he would like it if he could be there, deputy advised.

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Alfalfa County Real Estate Transactions Beginning in book 733 page 93 Real Estate Transactions Keith F. Kisling & Marlene Kisling, Trustees of the Keith F. Kisling Revocable Living, dated 1/1/2012, and Keith F. Kisling & Marlene Kisling, Trustees of the Marlene Kisling Revocable Living Trust, dated 1/1/2012 TO Kisling Farms Lot, LLC : A tract of land out of the SW/4 of section 10, Township 28 North, Range 12 WIM ; Corrective Individual Quit Claim Deed. Martin L. Buchanan TO Robert L. Cummins Jr & Daneille G. Cummins : The SE/4 of Section 24, Township 27 North, Range 9 West ; Quit Claim Deed. MKB Royalty Corporation TO Robert L. Cummins, Jr. & Daneille G. Cummins : The SE/4 of Section 24, Township 27 North, Range 9 West ; Quit Claim Deed. R. Douglas & Geneva G. Boehs TO Ronald Gunning : LOTS 10, 11, 12, 13 of Block 6, in the city of Helena, Alfalfa County ; Quit Claim Deed. Donald Glenn Parker & Karen Lujoyce Parker TO Randall E. Caywood : LOTS 10, 11,12 in Block 7, Original town of Cherokee, Alfalfa County ; Warranty Deed. Mary B. King, a single person, and Lynn M. Harris & Kelly D. Harris TO

Ryel Family Trust, dated July 10th, 2013 : The South ½ of Lot 3, and the North ½ of Lot 4 in Block 1 in the Millspaugh Addition to the City of Cherokee, Alfalfa County ; Warranty Deed. Naomi Faye Goodridge, a single person, Joelle Marie Cannon & Kenneth Noel Cannon, husband and wife, and Jimmie Ray Cloyd & Vikkie L. Cloyd, husband and wife TO Ricky D. Hankey & Beverly J. Hankey : The NW/4 and NE/4 of the SW/4 of section 3, Township 27 North, Range 10, WIM. Less the oil, gas and other minerals, subject to easement ; Warranty Deed. Farrell Rentals, LLC TO Lon G. Hawkins & Karen Cole Hawkins : The South 14 inches of Lot 1, Block 3 and all of Lot 1, in Block 4, in Southgate Addition to the City of Cherokee, Alfalfa County reserving unto seller all oil, gas, and other mineral interest lying within ; Warranty Deed. Phyllis J. Burkes & Walter G. Burkes TO Phyllis J. Burkes & Walter G. Burkes : LOT 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 , Block 31, Carmen ; Joint Tenancy Warranty Deed. Lorreta F. Wheeler TO Randy Scott Flaming Irrevocable Trust, Michael Flaming, Trustee : LOT 1, Block 26 in the Original Town of Cherokee, Alfalfa


AUCTION LOCATION: off site Medford Civic Center, 123 S. Main St. MARCH Medford, OK. 4th This tract of land consists of approximately 80± acres of land and is located in northeastern Grant County. According to the Grant Coun10AM ty F.S.A office there is 52.97 cropland acres, 52.97 DCP with a 53.00 wheat base, 30 bushel yield. The balance of the farm is in grass, creek, and timber. The property has good deer and pheasant hunting. Legal Description: W/2 of NE/4 of Section (30), Township (29) North, Range (3) W.I.M. Grant County, Oklahoma Directions: From the Kansas State line and Hwy 81, go 2 miles south to Noble Rd, then 3.5 miles east, or from Hwy 81 & 11 in Medford, OK. Go 12.5 miles north on Hwy 81 to Noble Rd, then 3.5 miles east. Taxes: $122..55 and will be prorated to the day of closing. Minerals: Selling surface rights only. Possession: will be given after the harvest of the existing crop. Internet Bidding: will be available by logging on to at least 48 hrs prior to auction date for registration. Neither Seller nor Auction Company is responsible in the event of loss of signal by either side. Terms: 10% of the total purchase price is to be placed in escrow the day of the auction with the balance being due upon delivery of marketable title. Any announcements made the day of the auction supersede

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County ; Quit Claim Deed. Donald C. Hughes & Ruby J. Hughes TO Hughes Farms LLC : All our mineral interest in, SW/4 section 33, Township 24, range 12 ; Section 36, township 24, range 12 ; South ½ section 27, township 24, range 12 ; SE /4 Section 28, township 24, range 12 ; SW/4 Section 25, Township 24, range 12; Warranty Deed. Mortgages Ken Robert Butler, a single person, TO Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma : Township 29, North 12 WIM Section 28, W/2 of NW/4 ; $100,000. Ricky D. Hankey & Beverly J. Hankey, husband and wife, Naomi Faye Goodridge, individually, Joelle Marie Cannon & Kenneth Noel Cannon, and Jimmie Ray Cloyd & Vickie L. Cloyd : The NW/4 and the NE/4 of the SW /4 of Section 3, Township 27 North, Range 10 WIM, Less the oil, gas, and other minerals ; $146,000.00 Lon G. Hawkins & Karen C. Hawkins TO ACB Bank : The South 14 inches of Lot 1, in Block 3, and all of Lot 1, in Block 4, in Southgate Addition to the City of Cherokee, Alfalfa County ; $ 61,139.96. William Mark Burrow & Raechel Lynne Burrow AKA Raechel Lynn Burrow : The SW/4 of Section 2, Township 28 North, Range 9, WIM, Alfalfa ; $133,069.85. Ethan Stocking & Amber Stocking TO Farmers Exchange Bank : LOT 10, in Block 1 in Montgomery Addition to the City of Cherokee, Alfalfa County ; $108,800.

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Barber County Sheriff’s Log February 10, 2014 • Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from Mingona to Medicine Lodge Hospital. • Kiowa Ambulance transported patient from Eighth Street to Kiowa Hospital. February 12, 2014 • Kiowa Ambulance transported patient from Hardtner to Kiowa Hospital. • Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from Cherry Street to Medicine Lodge Hospital. February 13, 2014 • Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from Walnut Street to Medicine Lodge Hospital. • Medicine Lodge Ambulance trans-

ported patient from Cherry Street to Medicine Lodge Hospital. February 14, 2014 • Sharon and Hazelton Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a grass fire about 2 ½ miles south of Sharon. • Medicine Lodge Rural, Elwood Township and Union Chapel volunteer fire departments responded to a grass fire southeast of Gerlane. February 15, 2014 • Kiowa Ambulance transported patient from Kiowa Manor to Kiowa Hospital. • Medicine Lodge Ambulance transferred patient from Medicine Lodge Hospital to Wichita. • Kiowa Rural Volunteer Fire Depart-

ment responded to a grass fire northwest of Kiowa. During the week officers received one report of cattle out, one report of horses out, performed ten public assists and assisted three other agencies. Arrests February 10, 2014 • Travis E Reed, Hardtner, W/M, 46. Arrest by BASO. Charges: DUI 2. No DL 3. No Insurance 4. No Registration. Released Feb. 11, 2014, on $750 Surety Bond. February 12, 2014 • Adam J Moody, Medicine Lodge, W/M, 30. Arrest by MLPD. Charge: Dom Battery. Released Feb. 14, 2014, on $1,500 Surety Bond.

Barber County Court Filings Criminal Filings Rickey J..R. Brown, 1978, Haviland: (1) Stalking; After being served a protection order prohibiting contact; (2) Criminal threat; Causing terror, evacuation or disruption; (3) Violation of protection order; Abuse order per KSA 60-3105, 60-3106, 60-3107. Civil Filings Joy Brown vs. Jason Zywiec Et Al: Damages in excess of $25,000 plus costs. Limited Civil Filings SCTelcom vs. Bradley Robertson: Indebtedness in the sum of $255.58 plus costs. SCTelcom vs. Brian Pope: Indebtedness in the sum of $180.17 plus costs. SCTelcom vs. Shannon Briles: Indebtedness in the sum of $344.21 plus costs. Whites Foodliner – Medicine Lodge vs. Gyp Hills Pilot Club: Judgment in the amount of $298.16 plus costs. Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital and Physicians Clinic vs. John Sis: Judgment in the total amount of $3,741 plus costs. Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital and Physicians Clinic vs. Stacey N Berger: Indebtedness in the total amount of $1,173.50 plus costs. Small Claims Filings A Full House vs. Ashley Smith: Request for return of property as well as past due rent of $203.54 or option 2: payment in full of $1,759.59 plus all court costs.

Domestic Relations Filings Brittney Wade vs. Ronnie Wade: Protection from stalking order. Shalina Sparkman vs. John Gilbert Sparkman: Divorce and custody order. Lynda McDonald vs. Rickey Joe R. Brown: Protection from abuse order. Riley R. Gamber vs. Kathryn R. Gamber: Divorce. Cameron Quick vs. Lori R. Quick: Divorce. Toma Nuffer vs. Jared Nuffer: Divorce. Vince Deweese vs. Lonnie Crites: Protection from stalking order. Marriage Filings Francisco Jamie Bermudez, 41, of Medicine Lodge and Anglea Gay Winter, 41, of Medicine Lodge. Traffic Filings Ray W. Boone, 58, Pratt: Failure to wear seatbelt ($30). David Uriel Villalabos-Castillo, 28, Wichita: Operating a motor vehicle without a valid license ($96). Anthony L. Leon, no age or address listed: Defective tail lamp on motor vehicle ($159). William Fredrick Terwort, 30, Hardtner: Failure to wear seatbelt ($10). Lana T. Trawallay, no age or address listed: Failure to wear seat belt as required ($91). The following individuals were cited for speeding: Colene Rose Abbott, 17, Lake City: 81 in 65 ($177); James C Baker, 60, Anthony:

83 in 65 ($189); Ray W Boone, 58, Pratt: 80 in 65 ($232); Timothy Leland Brown, 53, Kiowa: 76 in 65 ($147); Royce Duane Chance, no age or address listed: 75 in 65 ($141); Jerry Eugene Cushenbery, 29, Harper: 75 in 65 ($141); Guillermo M Gomez, 31, Moscow: 77 in 65 ($141); Jeremy Jay Jones, 35, Alva, Okla.: 78 in 65 ($159); Lisa E Magowan, 38, Pratt: 55 in 45 ($141); Warden B Rabb, 45, Monticello, Ark.: 76 in 65 ($147); Eduardo Reyna, 20, Houston, Texas: 78 in 65 ($159); Daniel Alonso Rivas, 21, Chester, Okla.: 84 in 65 ($201); Dennis M Schulte, 70, Medicine Lodge: 79 in 65 ($165); Trevor J Vogel, 28, Pratt: 73 in 55 ($141); Edward Harry Bricker, no age or address listed: 77 in 65 ($153); Kaytlin Fairclough, 21, Dodge City: 45 in 35 ($141); Jared A Flores, 35, Kiowa: 81 in 65 ($177); Larry L Kinsey Jr, 47, Wichita: 76 in 65 ($147); Floyd J Kocher, 39, Turon: 75 in 65 ($141); Kasondra Ann Mantey, 24, Nashville: 75 in 55 ($201); Micheal S McCracken, 51, Alva, Okla.: 79 in 65 ($165); Coy Lon McKay, no age or address listed: 76 in 65 ($147); Jesse Hayes Ocobock, 28, Loveland, Colo.: 80 in 65 ($171); Ryan Reeves, 24, Medicine Lodge: 76 in 65 ($147); Tyler J Rose, 30, Cherokee, Okla.: 78 in 65 ($159); Raul Tanguma Jr, 38, Wichita: 87 in 65 ($219); Bryce W Thompson, 21, Sharon: 83 in 65 ($189); Bryce W Thompson, 21, Sharon: 81 in 65 ($177); Lana T Trawallay, no age or address listed: no speed listed ($237); Jeffery S Walker, 43, Laurel, Miss.: 75 in 65 ($141).

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Barber County Real Estate Transactions Real Estate Transfers Beginning in book 137 page 99 Sandra Blick & Roman Blick, Jr. TO Ronald E. Landwehr & Rhonda D. Landwehr : LOTS 1,2,3,4,5, and 6 in Block 20 in Henton’s Addition in the County of Barber ; Joint Tenancy Quit Claim Deed Grover F. Long TO Ronald E. Landwehr & Rhonda D. Landwehr : Tract 1-The surface interest only in and to, LOTS 13 and 14 in Block 13 in Henton’s Addition to the City of Sharon ; Tract2- LOT 15 in Block 13 in Henton’s Addtion to the City of Sharon ; Joint Tenancy Quit Claim Deed Holly D. Hargett TO Dewayne L. Wolgast : LOT 13 in Block 1 of Deal’s Subdivision in the City of Medicine Lodge, Barber County ; Quit Claim Deed Holly D. Hargett TO Dewayne L. Wolgast : LOT 14 in Block 0A of Forsyth Addition to the City of Medicine Lodge, Barber County ; Quit Claim Deed Dewayne l. Wolgast TO Holly D . Hargett : LOT 5 in Block 0A of Forsyth Addition to the Ciyt of Medicine Lodge, Barber County ; Quit Claim Deed Dewayne L. Wolgast TO Holly D. Hargett : A tract beginning at a point 208 feet East and 104 Feet North of the SW Corner of the SE /4 of section 1, Town-

ship 32, Range 12 WPM, Barber County; Quit Claim Deed John Harvey & Andrew Foxworth, Successor Co-Trustees of the P. Lake Pennington Revocable Trust, under agreement dated April 6, 2005 TO Garret M. Johnson & Holly Johnson : LOTS 3 and 4 in Block 109 in the Town Company’s addition to the City of Kiowa. Subject to easements, restrictions, rights of way, zoning regulations, and oil and gas lease of record ; Special Joint Tenancy Warranty Deed Margaret Pennington TO Garret M. Johnson & Holly Johnson : LOTS 3 & 4 in Block 109 in the Town Company’s Addition to the City of Kiowa ; Joint Tenancy Quit Claim Deed Fayetta L. Rugg TO Chet A. Rugg, Ricky L. Rugg, and Wes E. Rugg : The SE ¼ of Section 33 and the NW ¼ of Section 34, all in Township 34 South, Range 10 WPM Barber County ; AND The NE ¼ of Section 9, Township 34 South, Range 10 WPM, Barber County ; Transfer on Death Deed John Schupbach & Shawna Schupbach, AND Mathew Schupbach & Courtney Schupbach, AND Doug & Melanie G. Vannaman, AND Kelly & Jennifer Stewart, AND Michael & Carra Mayberry, AND Kem & Dorothy Humphrey TO Shell Gulf of Mexico INC. : all of the surface rights, including but not limited to water rights, only in and to Township 35 South, Range 10 West ; Warranty Deed Mortgages Beginning in book 210 page 236 Donald L. Kaiser & Mickey D. Kai-

ser TO Citizens Bank of Kansas : LOTS 22 an21 in Nuckoll’s Subdivision of Hartzell’s addition to the City of Medicine Lodge, Barber County ; $21,200.00 Ruby-Jane LLC TO Citizens Progressive Bank : Tract 1- The surface interest only in and to The West ½ of the SW/4 of Section 32, Township 30 South, Range 14 WPM, and the West ½ of the SW/4 of Section 5, and all of Section 6, lying North and East of the former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad right of way, in Township 31 South, Range 14 WPM, Barber County ; Tract 2- The surface interest only in and to a tract of land in the North ½ of Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 12 WPM, Barber County AND a tract of land in the NE ¼ of Section 22 and the NW ¼ of Section 23, Township 33 South, Range 12 WPM, Barber County AND the West ½ of the NW ¼ and the NW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 27, Township 33 South, Range 12 WPM, Barber County ; Tract 3- The surface interest only in and to the West ½ of the SW ¼ of Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 12 WPM, Barber County ; Tract 4- The Surface interest only in and to the East ½ of the SW ¼ of Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 12 WPM, Barber County ; Tract 5- The surface interest only in and to the West ½ of the SE ¼ of Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 12 WPM, Barber County ; Tract 6- The surface interest only in and to the East ½ of the SE ¼ of Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 12 WPM, Barber County ; $1,217,810.65 John Paul Jones & Mickey Y. Jones TO Bucklin National Bank : LOT 24, 25, and all that part of Lot 26 West of present road in Block A, Colonia 2, Ninetynine Springs Club, Incorporated, Barber County ; $36,668.16 Tommy R. Tharp & Mary Christine Tharp TO The First State Bank : The West ½ of Block “S” in the Town Company’s Addition to the City of Kiowa, Barber County ; $ 14,000 Tommy R. Tharp & Mary Christine Tharp TO The First State Bank : The South 80 Feet of LOT 7 in Block 178 in the Town Company’s Addition to the City of Kiowa, Barber County; $ 12,000 Kyle D. Hughbanks & Trina Hughbanks TO ACB Bank : All that part of the West ½ of Section 10, Township 34 South, Range 10 WPM, Barber County ; $175,525.26

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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. 6 p.m. Heart of Healing Grief Support Group will meet the third Thursday of the month in Suite C of the Alva Professional Building. Open to the public, the group offers support before, during and after the loss of a loved one. 7 p.m. La Leche League meets the third Thursday of the month at the

Alva First Baptist Church. LLL is a breastfeeding group supporting pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. 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 580-327-2030. 7 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous meets every Friday at the Senior Citizen Center, 122 1/2 E. Second, Cherokee.

Okla. Legislature to have $188M less to spend By Sean Murphy OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature will have about $188 million less available this year to spend on state services than last year, an even deeper hole than was initially projected, a state panel determined Tuesday. The Board of Equalization, headed by Gov. Mary Fallin, certified $6.9 billion in available revenue for the Legislature to spend on state programs for the fiscal year that begins July 1. That amount is $188 million less than the Legislature appropriated for the current fiscal year, and $17 million less than what was projected in December to be available. Oklahoma’s Secretary of Finance Preston Doerflinger said the main reason for the sharp decline since December is a decrease in the estimate for corporate income tax collections, which he described as an “always volatile” revenue source. Although Oklahoma’s economy is booming and overall tax collections to the state treasury are growing, the Legislature has less money to appropriate from the state’s General Revenue Fund, the main operating fund for state government. Doerflinger has cited several reasons for this decline, including a tax incentive for certain kinds of oil and gas drilling and the diversion of revenue for things like transportation improvements

and college scholarships. “It’s a classic ‘only in government’ paradox to collect more money than ever but have less to spend,” Doerflinger said. “The silver lining is this year’s decrease has nothing to do with the economy, which is still strong in the state and improving nationally.” Fallin prepared her executive budget based on a projection of $170 million less to spend, and most agencies under Fallin’s budget proposal were expected to make up for the lost revenue with 5 percent cuts to their budgets. “It’s manageable,” Doerflinger said. “It’s not ideal, but it’s manageable.” Doerflinger also reported that projected collections for the current fiscal year that ends June 30 will be within a 5 percent budget cushion that should prevent any automatic budget cuts to state agencies for the remainder of the fiscal year. Despite having $188 million less to spend on state services for the next fiscal year, Fallin said that did not dampen her enthusiasm for an income tax cut that would take effect in 2015. Fallin’s proposal to cut the top personal income tax rate from 5.25 percent to 5 percent, beginning Jan. 1, has been drafted into a bill that passed a Senate committee Tuesday. The bill would further reduce the rate to 4.85 percent in

2016 if revenue collections continue to climb. Oklahoma City Republican state Sen. Kyle Loveless, the author of the bill, said his plan is to offset much of the revenue lost to the state as a result of the tax cut by eliminating what he described as a “loophole” in existing law. He said current law allows tax filers to claim a personal deduction for state and local property taxes twice and that eliminating that provision will result in a savings to the state of about $80 million. Fallin’s proposed income tax cut would cost the state $53 million in the first fiscal year and $172 million when fully implemented, according to the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Fallin and Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman have supported the idea of offsetting lost revenue from an income tax by eliminating various tax deductions and exemptions. Newly elected House Speaker Jeff Hickman said Monday that he has discussed broadly the idea of a tax cut with House Republicans but that no consensus has been reached on how such a cut would be structured. Hickman, R-Fairview, was one of a handful of Republicans who voted against last year’s tax cut proposal, which was later ruled unconstitutional by the Oklahoma Supreme Court because it included more than one subject.

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