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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 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. Tim Nelson, Joyce Garvie and Gary Adams will entertain at 12:30 p.m. Noon Alva Rotary Club meets at Champs Restaurant. Noon Woods County Lady Democrats will meet at Gambino’s for their dutch treat meeting. 2-5 p.m. The Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva is open every day except Monday. For information or arranged tours, call 580-327-2030. 5:30 p.m. Alva Weight Watchers meet at College Hill Church of Christ. 8 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 1027 8th (Wesley House) in Alva every Monday and Thursday.
Friday 9 a.m. The Woods County Senior Citizens Center, 625 Barnes, Alva, is open for games and other activities. Exercise is scheduled each day at 11 a.m. 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. 2 p.m. Chapter AL PEO will meet at the home of Joy Sherman. 3 p.m. NWOSU will play soccer at Mid-America Christian in Oklahoma City. 7:30 p.m. Alva High School will host Tonkawa for football at Ranger Stadium. The AHS Homecoming King and Queen coronation will be held before the game.
Charges against Alfalfa county clerk revealed
By Roger McKenzie Alfalfa County Clerk Bruce Martin is currently the subject of two sets of charges listed against him in Alfalfa County District Court. One of the charges—for falsification of records—is a felony. But it is lesser charges, which are labeled “causes”— for maladministration and oppression in office—which prompted the county’s commissioners to seek his “immediate removal as county clerk. The Accusation for Removal was filed against Martin in District Court on Sept. 27. It lists a number of The Alva Review-Courier / Newsgram is published Wednesday by Martin Broadcasting Corp. 620 Choctaw St. Alva, Oklahoma 73717 Lynn L. Martin, President Telephone Numbers: Alva Review-Courier 580-327-2200 Newsgram 580-327-1510 FAX 580-327-2454 www.alvareviewcourier.com E-Mail: email@example.com Entire Contents Copyright 2011 Members of: Associated Press National Newspaper Assn. Oklahoma Press Association
complaints under two categories: willful maladministration and oppression in office. Under willful maladministration, eight instances are listed. Seven instances of oppression in office are listed. One of the attorneys representing Martin, Clint A. Claypole, said that he believes this is a “politically motivated prosecution prompted by political disagreements between county officials. Asked who might be behind the attempt to kick Martin out as clerk, he said, “We’re not sure, but somebody wants Bruce Martin out of office.” The accusations, he declared, stem from Martin doing his job as county clerk trying to keep the county in compliance with the state auditor’s office. Most of the charges are either untrue or mischaracterized, he added. Claypole also called the executive session on Sept. 26 to discuss the dismissal of Martin a violation of the state’s Open Meeting Act. He noted that no accusations were discussed in open session. Between now and a scheduled Dec. 16 hearing, Martin’s attorneys will be taking depositions of the witnesses listed in the Accusation for Removal. At least two motions from Martin’s defense team
are expected to be part of the case. One is to call for the disqualification of the Alfalfa District Attorney’s office from the prosecution for two reasons—the office charged normally with being Martin’s appointed counsel in cases involving the country clerk and because District Attorney Hollis Thorpe is expected to be called as a witness in the case. The other motion is a call for dismissal of the case because the charges don’t rise to the level required by Oklahoma law to remove Martin and because the charges are untrue. Here are the alleged causes for the county to seek Martin’s dismissal as listed in the Accusation for Removal document. Some longer items have been abbreviated. Maladministration 1. Refusing to work professionally with Sherrill Meyer of Freedom West CDC, for the administration of Federal and State Grants with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the amount of $300,000. These Grants are for assistance to the elderly, disabled and low income residents of See Charges Page 24
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South Barber tuba player makes National FFA Band By Yvonne Miller Earning superior (I) ratings on his tuba solos since 7th grade, South Barber High School junior Lane Hess earned membership in the National FFA Band. Lane will play with the band at the 84th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis October 19-22. More than 54,000 are expected at the nation’s largest student convention. When the lights are dimmed and a hush descends upon the convention crowd, Lane will be a part of the 80 member band who brings inspiration to the event. For membership in the prestigious band, Lane had to get the recommendation of the State FFA Band director and his own director Jill Daughhetee. An audition tape was also required. He played his solo from last year entitled, “Bombastoso” which earned him I ratings at league, regional and state contests. He was selected among 225 applicants. Of his musical history, Lane said, “I always wanted to play the tuba – it’s always appealed to me.” He credits his sixth grade band teacher Jenny Colglazier “for making us practice every day.” He remembers those daily practice sheets parents had to sign. He had Mr. Teed before Mrs. Daughhetee whom he describes as “a really good band teacher.” As a junior high student, Lane made District Honor Band. He was selected for the Masonic All-State Marching Band who performed at the Shrine Bowl at Fort Hays State. Lane said he loves performing and said it “feels good when people compliment me.” He hopes his efforts will pay in the form of scholarships for college. He’s considering a career in petroleum engineering. Besides FFA and band, Lane is in the gifted and talented program and Scholar’s Bowl at SBHS. He also plays football and tennis.
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Washington is Alva’s biggest school By Roger McKenzie Washington Early Childhood Center is now officially the largest school in the Alva Independent School District, with 237 students, replacing Alva High School, which has 234 students. The other schools in the district and their enrollments are: Longfellow Elementary School (137), Lincoln Elementary School (133), and Alva Middle School (193). The enrollment total announcement of 934 was part of the principals’ reports at Monday’s Alva Board of Education meeting. Superintendent Vickie Johnson’s financial report compared figures to date with those from a year ago. The district revenue figures were generally up from last year. Gross Production Revenue at $525,494.56 is up from $317,190.43 on a to-date basis. On a monthly basis, September gross production collections were about $75,000 over this time last year. State aid is down, however. To date, the district has received about $41,000 less in state aid and about $14,000 less in flex benefits from the state. Ad valorem taxes have yet to come in. The Oklahoma State School Boards Association (OSSBA) District 2 meeting will be held Oct. 27 in Waynoka. Johnson also noted that the bond project to fix the round window at the Alva Middle School is still waiting on specifications to be written. Principals were finishing up work on the district’s accreditation report. Homecoming activities at the high school and activities including homecoming parade participation and Hallow-
een activities were part of the principals’ reports from just about all the schools. Board members approved extra duties assignments with a correction of one typographical error. The assignments range from coaching to music to academic to yearbook and special education duties. Also included are vocational, concessions, and administrative duties such as insurance coordinator and Board of Education representative for negotiation. In all, 58 different people were approved for over $165,000 in extra duty assignments. The school year budget was approved. General Fund budget for 201112 totals $8,493,016.93. The Co-Op Fund budget for cooperative programs totaled $723.353/78. The Building Fund budget for the year totals $546,056.16. The Child Nutrition Fund budget totals $384,944.37. Bond Fund and Gift Fund/Senior Achievement totals were $66,349.74 and $50,577.65. Approved was the annual Gifted and Talented Plan. No changes other than date were made from a year ago. Also given the okay was an increase in the assistant band director’s salary from $10 to $11 per hour. Two employees requested to participate in the Sick Leave Sharing Program. Marlo Smith’s request was approved. Since on documentation had been received with Doris Marcus’ request, no action was taken on it. Board redistricting was approved. The boundaries of each of the districts were changed to even out the population within them to about 1,400 in each one. None of the changes affects the current
board members. At the request of Clyde Holcom, Jr., the board reduced his hours from eight hours per day to 6.5 hours effective Sept. 19. After an executive session, the board also terminated immediately the employment of Arthur C. Hawksford as a bus driver for the district. The board passed its consent agenda, which included minute, the treasurer and activity fund reports, activity fundraisers, inner account transfers, and child nutrition report.
Woods County Fair Results Quilts Quilt, baby or doll size: First Carolyn Gasaway, second Jo Ann Cole Baby quilt, machine quilted: First Suzanne Resler, second Sarah Green Twin size quilt, machine quilted: First Cassandra Scarbrough, second Melissa Graybill Pieced quilt, quilted by others: First Pam Davidson Pieced quilt, quilted by machine: First Harriet Bickerstaff Appliqued quilt by exhibitor: First Dottie Gatz Appliqued quilt by machine: First Jo Anne Melton Embroidered quilt, by others: First Gail Wilks Embroidered quilt, by machine: First Harriet Bickerstaff, second Jo Anne Melton, third Beverly Turner First quilt: First Gracie Scarbrough Rag quilt: First Pam Coffman T-shirt quilt: First Jo Ann Cole Lap quilt, not fleece: First Tami Cooper, second Melissa Graybill Christmas lap size quilt, machine quilted: First Gail Wilks Machine quilted item: First Harriet Bickerstaff, second Dee Mason Pre-cut kit quilt: First Sally Nighswonger Sr. Citizens quilt, hand quilted: First Lu Ann Green Sr. Citizens quilt, made for baby: First Carolyn Gasaway Outstanding Fair Exhibit Quilts: Sally Nighswonger
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The difficulty of reaching enough customers in rural areas By Lynn L. Martin OK, this column is mainly to help understand the problems of advertising in a rural area. First, let’s clear up any prejudice against the word “advertising.” In this column the word advertising will mean communicating with people you need as clients, patrons or customers. Even a church bulletin mailed out is “advertising.” The church leadership is trying to communicate with its members the needs of the church and how the church can fulfill the needs of the members. Of course, the church also needs the revenue provided by the members to stay open. Most businesses in a rural area have to communicate (advertise) with a large portion of the skimpy population to do enough commerce to survive. Let’s do the math. First, you have to figure out how many customers per year you need to survive in business. One per day? Ten per day? Or one-hundred per day? Since I’m familiar with baby photography, let’s practice on that. I can figure out how many potential baby
photography customers there may be by looking at pre-k enrollment in the public schools. This year the figure jumped up to 92. I’ve observed that Alva has about the same number of kids in each grade, so it’s reasonable to assume about 90 babies will be born to Alva area parents this year. Since there are 52 weeks in a year, and if by fluke I was able to photograph 100% of the 90 babies in a year, that would be 1.7 photo sessions per week. However, I also know that a sizeable number of those infants are born to single parent families. In general, they are struggling to survive and a professional photo session is not in their budget. A quick search on Google shows that 35% fall into that category. So take away 35% of the potential customer because of money reasons and you’re down to about 60 possible infant customers. I would guess there are at least five photo studios claiming locations in Alva. So if the remaining 60 potential customers are split equally among five competitors that means each will photograph 12 per year . . . or about one per month. On the other hand, if the same five studios are located in Oklahoma City, and you do the same math, I think each would have a customer share of 2,000 kids (did a quick extrapolation in my head so may be inaccurate). So the bottom line is that with sufficient popula-
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tion each studio would survive, but with Alva’s population, none would survive. So where does the advertising discussion belong in this. You can amplify the number of potential customers by extending your advertising reach outside your town. This helps add more people to your potential customer base. The Newsgram is designed to reach every possible person in three counties: Woods, Alfalfa and Barber counties. We know that almost every business in small population communities has this same problem . . . not quite enough local population, but if you can draw from 3040 miles, the population numbers jump 500%, and maybe you will survive. Next, you have to decide what media to use. Television ads would be nice but none of us can afford $3,000 spots, and because you’re covering the whole state, 99% of those viewers would be outside your trade territory and therefore wasted money. I was in the radio business for 30 years. I know that radio station executives in metro markets would click their heels and jump in the air if they could grab 10% of the listeners. I want more than 10%. Handbills pasted on store windows reach only those who walk the sidewalks. That’s not a big enough audience for me. Everyone thinks “social media” is the in thing. Well, I’ve spent $100 a month over the last 15 months on Facebook so my wedding photo studio name pops up to those in Kansas and Oklahoma whose See Says Page 22
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Waynoka School Board hopes to open old gym By Lynn L. Martin The Waynoka Board of Education zipped through their agenda in about 25 minutes Monday night before adjourning to complete the meeting with a tour of the “old gym” downtown. Rick George said the facility has been mainly used for storage the last several years and the board members are thinking of letting Kids, Inc., use it for basketball each fall and winter. When asked the target date, George said, “Toward the end of this month.” There are about 50 band uniforms and 125 desks in storage right now. Board members are A. J. Ferguson, Rick George, Donnie Miller, Clint Olson and Mindy Zook. They approved the minutes of the regular and special board meetings without change. (Writer’s note - I saw for the first time a brilliant idea on minute keeping at the Waynoka School Board meeting. As Secretary Becky Pingelton typed the results of each action on her laptop computer, the document was projected in real-time on a wall so each person in the room could see what was being recorded about each discussion and each vote. This permits any board member to correct any statement or recorded vote error on the spot. No corrections were suggested during this meeting but it is a perfect way to make sure totally accurate minutes are recorded.) In other routine matters, approval was granted for the superintendent and/
or board members to attend the OSSBA District II meeting this month. Also, the stage was set for the superintendent and one or more board members to the attend the National School Board Association meeting in Boston in April 2012. School Election The Waynoka board voted to set the date of February 14, 2012, for the annual school election. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In another vote, the board unanimously approved Jordan Taylor as groundskeeper and substitute bus driver. The principal was not present, so that agenda item was skipped. In the superintendent’s report, Peggy Constien said the gross production revenue has been up over $45,000 for the first three months. However ,she warned that each month the increase over the previous year is declining. She said, “So we need to be watching this income and be ready to adjust expenses. Right now, everything is on track slightly better than last year.” The district may have to come up with $32,000-35,000 if the legislature does not pick up the tab for the flexbenefits for employees. However, the superintendent seemed confident the legislature will help correct the problem this coming session. Cafeteria Survey In a report on the cafeteria, Constien said the students are doing a survey on food favorites. The fifth grade is studying
charts and graphs and will possibly make a presentation to the school board on the results. She said early results show the kids like taco pie, hamburgers, BBQ chicken, and chicken noodle soup. She commented that the elementary kids liked the goulash served that day, but the high school kids did not. She mentioned that a salad bar is always available. She warned the board that the USDA says Waynoka should be raising prices about 10% per year but she likes the fact the milk is still ten cents a carton. She also said the government did not like it that the cafeteria was preparing sufficient food for some kids to have seconds. She said, “We’re supposed to prepare plenty of food . . . but not for seconds. For a long time we’ve supplemented the nutrition fund from the general fund, but we may be forced by the government to address this.” The superintendent reported that the bus barn is not up to fire code. She said the main problem is no strobe lights. Also something about the alarm needs to be improved. She estimates the fix will cost around $1500.00.
OETA segment to visit Historic Ranger Theater The Historic Ranger Theater on the north side of Alva’s square is scheduled to be featured on OETA television at 7 p.m. Thursday and again on Oct. 20. The segment is on a documentary of Historic Places around Oklahoma. The theater is owned by Nick and Kara Bradt and is one of Alva’s more historically intact structures. It is currently undergoing restoration.
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ONE OKLAHOMA DEATH CONFIRMED FROM CANTALOUPE LISTERIA OUTBREAK The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has now confirmed a total of six cases of listeriosis related to cantaloupe shipped by Jensen Farms from the Rocky Ford, CO, growing region. All six cases were hospitalized and one of these died. An additional four listeriosis cases are under investigation, and are suspected to be related to the nationwide outbreak. All of the Oklahoma cases are over the age of sixty. While particularly severe for the elderly, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems, state officials recommend that all Oklahomans avoid recalled Rocky Ford cantaloupe shipped by Jensen Farms. Jensen Farms is voluntarily recalling Rocky Ford Cantaloupe. The recalled cantaloupes were shipped from the Rocky Ford growing region of Colorado from July 29 through September 10 and are potentially linked to a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis. The recalled cantaloupes were distributed to at least 17 states with possible further distribution. Recommendations for consumers: Recalled cantaloupes may still be in grocery stores and in consumers' homes. · OSDH recommends that persons at high risk for listeriosis, including older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women, not eat cantaloupes shipped by Jensen Farms. A label on the cantaloupe will have the Jensen Farm brand. · Consumers who have cantaloupes in their homes can check the label or inquire at the store where they purchased it to determine if the fruit was marketed as coming from the Rocky Ford region of Colorado. · Cantaloupes marketed as coming from Jensen Farms should be disposed of in a closed plastic bag placed in a sealed trash can. This will prevent people or animals from eating them. People who are at high risk for listeriosis are people age 60 or older; those with weakened immune systems from transplants or certain chronic diseases, immunosuppressive therapies or medications; and pregnant women. Healthy adults under age 60 rarely develop this illness. The incubation period for listeriosis averages 3 weeks, but can be as long as 70 days. The symptoms associated with listeriosis depend on the person infected. Healthy adults and children typically will not develop a serious illness. The symptoms may include fever, chills, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Elderly persons or persons with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of developing severe disease due to listeriosis; these persons may develop meningitis and experience sudden fever, intense headache, nausea, vomiting, mental confusion, and coma. Listeriosis also can cause miscarriages and stillbirths. Individuals typically become infected after eating or drinking contaminated foods. Outbreaks of listeriosis have been linked to drinking unpasteurized “raw” milk and soft cheeses, contaminated produce, and ready-to-eat deli type meats or cold cuts. Individuals can decrease their risk of Listeria infection by avoiding deli meats unless reheated to an internal temperature of 165 F, refrigerated pâté or meat spreads, refrigerated smoked seafood, and soft cheeses such as queso fresco and brie unless they are made with pasteurized milk. Consumers and food preparers should wash their hands before and after handling any melon. The surface of melons such as cantaloupes should be washed and dried with a clean cloth or paper towel before cutting. Cut melon should be promptly refrigerated at less than 41 F / 5 C (32-34 F is optimal for cut melon storage.) Cut melons left at room temperature for more than four hours should be discarded. 28 may not yet have been reported. All illnesses began on or after Aug. 4. In all cases for which medical records are available, the patient was hospitalized. Listeriosis, caused by Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, can cause lethal or disabling encephalitis and meningitis, usually in older people or those with weakened immune systems. Listeria can also cause fatal fetal infection in pregnant women. Four distinct strains of listeria are causing the current outbreak. Strains linked to the outbreak have been cultured from Jensen Farms’ Rocky Ford brand cantaloupe from a Denver-area store and from equipment and cantaloupe at the Jensen Farms packing plant. Four distinct strains of listeria are causing the current outbreak. Strains linked to the outbreak have been cultured from Jensen Farms Rocky Ford Brand Cantaloupes. No other farms, even in the Colorado’s Rocky Ford growing region, have been linked to the
outbreak. Jensen Farms has recalled all cantaloupes shipped from July 29 through September 10 to at least 17 states. Further distribution may have occurred. The whole cantaloupes may have either of two stickers: “A green and white sticker” that reads: Product of USA - Frontera Produce - Colorado Fresh - Rocky Ford Cantaloupe “A gray yellow and green sticker” that reads Jensen Farmes - Sweet Rocky Fords If you encounter unlabeled cantaloupes, you should ask your grocer where it came from. If you have one of the recalled cantaloupes, be sure to dispose of it in a closed plastic bag in a sealed trash can to prevent people or animals from eating it.. If you’ve eaten some of a recalled cantaloupe and have not become sick, do not assume the cantaloupe is safe. Dispose of it immediately. The FDA warns people not to try to wash bacteria from the recalled cantaloupes, as both the inside and outside of the melons may be contaminated. Listeria monocytogenes are commonly found in the soil, where they eat dead plant matter. When consumed, the bacteria change their nature and become able to enter cells. Unless controlled by the immune system, they can escape the gut and enter the bloodstream. Listeriosis symptoms Although listeria is a food-borne illness, disease with symptoms usually means the bacteria have escaped the digestive tract and are spreading throughout the body. Listeriosis often results in fatal meningitis or encephalitis. Listeriosis usually begins with diarrhea or other intestinal symptoms. Patients soon develop fever and muscle aches. What happens next depends on a person’s risk factors: •While pregnant woman usually get a mild flu-like illness, listeria infection can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or fatal infection of the newborn. •Other people at high risk may develop a headache, stiff neck, mental confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. Foods typically linked to listeriosis are deli meats, hot dogs, and soft cheeses made with unpasteurized milk. Produce is less often linked to outbreaks, although listeria occurs in soil and water. Listeria is killed by cooking, but can grow and multiply in refrigerators. How to avoid Listeria As contaminated cantaloupes may still be in grocery stores or in people’s homes, the CDC has issued this advice: •People at high risk for listeriosis, including older adults, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women, should not eat cantaloupes marketed as coming from the Rocky Ford Region of Colorado. •People who have cantaloupes in their homes can check the label or inquire at the store where they purchased it to determine if the fruit was marketed as coming from the Rocky Ford region of Colorado. •Listeriosis primarily affects older adults, people with weakened immune systems, pregnant women, and newborns. People who think they might have become ill from eating contaminated cantaloupes should consult their doctor immediately. •Cantaloupes marketed as coming from the Rocky Ford region should be disposed of in a closed plastic bag placed in a sealed trash can. This will prevent people or animals from eating them. As other foods besides cantaloupes can carry listeria, the CDC recommends these general steps to avoid listeriosis. •Rinse raw produce, such as fruits and vegetables, thoroughly under running tap water before eating. Dry the produce with a clean cloth or paper towel before cutting it up.. •Thoroughly cook raw meat and poultry. •Heat hot dogs, deli meats and cold cuts until they are steaming hot just before serving. •Do not drink raw (unpasteurized) milk and do not eat fresh soft cheeses that have unpasteurized milk in them, especially Mexican-style cheeses like queso fresco.. •Be sure that your refrigerator is at or below 40 degrees F and your freezer is at or below 0 degrees F by using a refrigerator thermometer.
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Also surviving are sixteen grandchildren; Dixie and Bruce Meyer, Roxie Martin, Ken Hada, Debbie and Bobby Moore, Duane and Marlene Hada, Angie and James Travis, Amie and Jimmy Richburg, Jamie and Andrew Newberry, Amanda and Lester Wyatt, Amelia and Brandon Bushman, Benjamin and Jennifer A. Hada, Dustin and Dana Hada, Jennifer and Allen Ondriezek, Shayla and Eric Edwards, Brandon and Latina Hada, and Tandi Hada; and thirty-eight great grandchildren. She is also survived by a close niece, Rachel (Dressler)Lesslie and her husband Tim and their children, along with many other nephews and nieces. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Global Partners of the Wesleyan Church or the Elmer Hada Scholarship Fund for Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Remembrances may be shared with the family at www.marshallfuneralhomes.com.
his parents, three brothers; Darrell, Robert and Elvin Holt. Stan is survived by his wife Kathy, two daughters, Amy Swanson and Amanda and her husband, Colby Beck; a son, John Holt; three grandsons, Christopher Holt, Jayce Holt and Maddux Beck; one granddaughter, Pyper Holt; two sisters; Madeline and Jim Cline and Ramona Shelite; one brother, Allen Holt and his wife Cindy; a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, September 26, 2011, at the Alva First Christian Church with Rev. Ron Pingelton, pastor, and Rev. Mark McDonald, pastor of the Alva Friends Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Alva Municipal Cemetery. Wharton Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Kansas Peace Officers Association. Condolences may be made online at www.whartonfuneralchapel.com.
Obituaries IDELLA IONE HADA Funeral services for Idella Ione Hada will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 6, 2011, at the Alva Wesleyan Church with Rev. Harold Henson and Rev. John Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Alva Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva. Idella Ione Hada passed away October 3, 2011. She was born January 31, 1920, to Oren and Leona (Merklin) Little. She married Elmer Hada on October 9th, 1938. Because she had placed her faith in Christ as a young woman, she joyfully and faithfully served her Lord, her family, her community, and Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church to the last of her days. Ione partnered with her husband working on the farm in the Greenleaf community, but she also found time for her crafts, flower arranging, sewing, and poetry. Her creativity and craftsmanship were most often poured into quilting. Hundreds of quilts took shape on her lap, and many family members and friends were recipients of her handiwork. She loved music and enjoyed harmonizing on hymns. She was a member of the Happy Hour Extension Club and Wesleyan Women Society and often held offices in these organizations. She also worked as Fair Superintendent for many years. Ione spent her last years living at the Homestead and Share Convalescent Home in Alva, happily joining in the activities and socializing with friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Elmer, grandson Rex Faulkner, great-granddaughter Shelby Travis; sisters, Helen Renzema, Wanda Dressler and Eva Shinn and brothers, Don Little and Dwight Little. She is survived by one sister, Beulah Meiser, one daughter, Barbara and her husband Max Faulkner of Alva; five sons, Gordon and his wife Bernice Hada of Drumright, Larry Hada and Kassandra of Mullen, Texas, Errol and Sharon Hada of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Roger and Isla Hada of Alva and Allen Hada of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
STANLEY D. HOLT Stanley Doyle Holt, son of Esther Pauline (Witchey) and Clifford Jasper Holt, was born January 23, 1949 in Alva, Oklahoma. He passed away at the Kiowa District Hospital on the 22nd day of September at the age of 62 years, 7 months and 30 days. He attended the Alva school system and graduated with the class of 1967. After graduating he joined the United States Navy and was Honorably Discharged on January 12, 1968. On February 14, 1970 he was married to Kathryn Sue Lakely in Alva. To their marriage three children; Amy, John and Amanda were born. Following their marriage they made their home in Alva, where he worked for several grocery stores. In 1976 he started his law enforcement career and became the Assistant Police Chief in Alva; he then became the Chief of Police in Cherokee. In September of 2000 he started working for the Kiowa Police Department and retired in 2008. Mr. Holt was preceded in death by
JAMES LEROY SECREST Funeral services for James LeRoy Secrest will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 2011, at the Northside Church of Christ with Gene Goben officiating. Interment will be in the Waynoka Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Waynoka, LLC. James LeRoy Secrest, son of Lige and Gladys Marie (Fleming) Secrest, was born August 7, 1923 in Rosston, Oklahoma, and passed away October 3, 2011 at Waynoka, Oklahoma at the age of 88 years 1 month, and 26 days. James attended grade school and high school at Rosston, Oklahoma. He also attended Salt City Business College at Hutchinson, Kansas. He entered the Armed Services on January 4, 1943 and served in Normandy, Rhineland, Ardennes, Northern France and Central Europe under General George S. Patton, See Obits Page 20
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First Friday Art Walk October 7th Downtown Alva 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Graceful Arts Gallery: Art Show and Poetry Reading featuring Keith Barefield Jr., Sheldon Stout, and Jordan Lyles. The Poetry Reading is sponsored by the English, Foreign Language and Humanities Department at NWOSU. Refreshments will be served from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Graceful Arts is located on the south side of the square. Runnymede Cultural Center: Nescatunga Arts Council will sponsor an Art Show featuring art work from Alva High School art students of Greg McClure and work from Greg McClure. Finger Foods will be served from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Runnymede is located on the east side of the square, across from City Hall. Murrow’s FrameArt Shop: Art work on display from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and 15% off all items in the store during the Art Walk. Murrow’s FrameArt is located on the south side of the square in the downtown mall building.
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Kiowa District Hospital names new CFO Foundation gets line of credit for capital campaign By Yvonne Miller Janell Goodno sat at the Kiowa District Hospital Board Meeting Thursday night as the new Chief Financial Officer. She doesn’t officially begin her role until October 31. Janell is originally from Kiowa, a 1992 SBHS graduate, and the daughter of Paul and Yvonne Harbaugh. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business from NWOSU. She and her husband Justin and family currently reside at Stafford where she is CFO of the Stafford County Hospital. The Goodno’s son Colby is a college freshman in Texas; their daughter Ciera will join the junior class at SBHS. They have 11 week-old twins Janda and Jancey. They are searching for a home in Kiowa. Board members attending the meeting were: Zack Odell, Robert Armbruster, Lori Schrock and Dan Lukins. Robert Stark was absent. Hospital/Manor CEO Aldeen “Van” Vandeveer also sat at the table. Hospital Foundation to Start Capital Campaign Soon The Foundation and hospital board reached an agreement. The hospital board agreed to give the Foundation up to a $50,000 line of credit. This is to give the Foundation an operating budget. Board member Lori Schrock recused herself from the vote as she also serves on the Foundation. Foundation President Judy Schrock said this line of credit allows the Foundation to get their capital campaign underway soon. This is to raise money for the GAP funding needed to build a new hospital. The Barber County Commissioners already approved $4 million bonds to pay for hospital improvements. The GAP funding will make up the estimated $2.5 million more needed to complete building the new hospital on district-owned land on the south end of Kiowa beside Highway 8 and the soccer field. Regarding the building project, Vandeveer apprised board members that a check for $72,850 was going to pay an invoice to MW Builders for Phase I Planning of the hospital construction project.
Increased Tax Revenue Helps Hospital Finances Increased tax revenues across Barber County reflect in the financial bottom line of the hospital. Year-todate the assessed district tax (general) is $432,913.36. Same time last year the tax money was $185,195.04. The hospital and clinic saw slightly increased business in August. Total outpatient visits were 525 over 462 in July. Clinic visits totaled 399, an increase over 334 in July. Total hospital admissions were 14, down one from July. This resulted in 46 days of swingbed and acute care. In August Net Patient Revenue increased to $279,067.28 from $242,183.24 the previous month. Total Operating Expenses were $286,520.90 – resulting in a loss from operations of $4,987.10. The addition of mainly tax revenue totaling $61,750,98 gives a gain of $56,763.88. The hospital’s gain Yearto-date is $348,490.66. Total cash in all funds was $990,201.22 at the end of August. Hospital’s total assets were $2,392,147.99. Despite that encouraging news, the hospital’s Accounts Receivable totaled $1,040,190.60 as of August 31. After allowance for bad debts and contractual adjustments, total Net Patient Accounts Receivable is $523,190.60. Manor Finances The resident census at the manor was 23 in August and was 24 last Thursday. In August net patient revenue was $114,333.48, down about $4,000 from July. Total operating expenses were $146,641.82. This made for a loss of $32,308.24. The addition of $5,001.72 tax revenue reduced the loss
to $27,306.52. Human Resources Director Angela Whitely said they hired new CNAs at the manor and “are stepping up dietary.” Other improvements were mentioned such as some positive changes to the QA program and care plans for residents. Search for Electronic Medical Records The staff and board continue to look for affordable vendors to supply Electronic Medical Records as federally required in the near future. Jim Waldron with NextGen addressed the board with a proposal from his company with offices in Texas, Pennsylvania and California. He said they offer a certified program with a money back guarantee. Waldron explained their offer in detail. He said the cost is $590,000 for a “total solution.” That includes a hospital and clinic info system, implementation, software, etc. Waldron reminded that government stimulus money is available to help with the cost for EMR. He said over 2000 hospitals applied for the stimulus money. He said the average Critical Access Hospital (which Kiowa is) gets an average of $500,000 for this project. The board took no action on NextGen’s offer. They want to gather more information. More Hospital Business Board discussed upgrades for radiology equipment, but took no action. Nurse Practitioner Patty McNamar spoke briefly about a special project she’s doing. It regards well-baby checks for children zero to age three. The board met in executive session, approving the monthly RM/QA report upon return to open session before adjournment.
The Alfalfa County Sheriff Office is accepting applications for a full time sheriff deputy, full time dispatcher, jailer and a part time dispatcher, jailer. Must be able to work all shifts which include nights, weekends and holidays. Applications may be picked up at the Alfalfa County Sheriff Office, 300 S. Grand, Cherokee, OK. Alfalfa County is an equal employment opportunity employer
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Red Carpet Country Annual Tourism Conference in Alva “Don’t Go It Alone” will be the theme of Oklahoma’s Red Carpet Country’s Annual Tourism Conference Tuesday, October 18, at the Northwest Technology Center in Alva. Red Carpet Country president, Betty Warner and the Tourism Conference committee have put together several speakers who will touch on topics such as Making Every Visitor a Guest and Every Trip an Event, Don’t Go it Alone, How to get People to Work Together and How to Find and Use Resource Partners for Your Event Planning. Presenters for the day will be Rich Cantillon with the Ponca City Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, Melyn Johnson with Guymon Main Street and Steven Barnes with the Chisholm Trail Expo Center. Roundtable participants for the “How to Find and Use Resource Partners for Your Event Planning” are Karen Wilcox, Perry; Jim Curtiss, Woodward CVB; Kim Little, Arbuckle Country Association; Jiff Fritz, Watonga; Jimmy Berkenbill, Hennessey. Participating communities and tourism based business are invited to bring a display to promote an attraction, business or event in their community during
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Commander General of the 3rd Army during which time he earned the Silver Star. He was honorably discharged at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas on November 29, 1945. James and Thelma Mae Foote were united in marriage on April 16, 1946 at Ashland, Kansas. They made their home in Rosston and Laverne, Oklahoma for a time before moving to Hutchinson, Kansas where Jim attended Salt City Business College and worked for Cessna Aircraft Company. He started work for the A.T.& S.F. Railroad in June 1950 at Hutchinson. He was a Track Welder. He and his family traveled on the railroads Northern District, which included Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico, until moving to Waynoka. He worked in Waynoka until retiring August 7, 1984, after 34 years of service. Upon their retirement Jim and Thelma moved to Kimberling City, Missouri where they worked at Silver Dollar City for four years, moving back to Waynoka in 1989. Jim was a member of the Northside Church of Christ in Waynoka. He served
as a Deacon and then as an Elder and had been the church treasurer since the congregation began. Jim and Thelma celebrated 65 years of marriage on April 16, 2011. Jim loved the Lord and his family and friends at church. He looked forward to spending eternity with them. He also loved his physical family and since he was an only child he considered it great joy to spend time with his large family. Preceding him in death were his daughter Gayle, and daughter-in-law Jo, Jim is survived by, his wife Thelma, four children, Jimmie of Ardmore, Bill and wife Debbie of Seiling, Dan and wife Kelly of Westminster, Colorado, Larry and wife Jill of Stillwater, and son-in-law Bob Sutherland of Waynoka, 14 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Northside Church of Christ Mission Fund, or the Local EMS Chapter. Remembrances may be shared with the family at www.marshallfuneralhomes.com.
YEAR 13 STATE-COST SHARE SIGN-UP The East Woods County Conservation District will be taking applications for StateCost Share Practices from October 3, 2011 to October 14, 2011. They are accepting applications for Tanks, Wells and Cross Fencing Practices. You can get the applications at The East Woods County Conservation District office located at 927 Oklahoma Boulevard, Alva, Oklahoma 73717. If you have questions or comments please contact Brandi Miller at 1-580-748-0275
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Come and get your goodies By Bailey Rankin As a part of the Great American Bake Sale, the Waynoka FCCLA Chapter, in conjunction with the Oklahoma FCCLA Association, will hold a bake sale on Friday, October 7th at the Waynoka football game against Waukomis. All the baked goods will be homemade by FCCLA members. The Great American Bake Sale is sponsored by Share Our Strength which is the new National Outreach Project for FCCLA
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and will be for the next five years. Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry® Campaign—a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015—Share Our Strength® ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs; invests
in community organizations fighting hunger; teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and builds public-private partnerships to end hunger, nationally and at the state and city level. Also be on the lookout for our local members in the community that are selling Red Wheel Food. This is our annual fund raiser where we sell frozen pies, pizza, and cookie dough among many other foods. So don’t forget to order your pies for the holidays and thank you for your continued support!
status is “engaged” or in a “relationship.” I’ve been very disappointed in this $1,500 expenditure. I do not believe I’ve booked a single wedding from this. Local newspaper is pretty good. Since people have to pay a subscription, a newspaper is fortunate to reach about 40% of their community. The nice thing is if these people have enough money to subscribe, that means they probably have money to spend for your product. So an ad in a local newspaper is reaching people who can afford to act. I’m not whining here. Virtually ev-
ery small business owner faces the same problem. It is simply a problem to be solved. I find that the Newsgram’s idea of trying to be in the hands of 100% of the people in the three-county area is thunder and lightning compared to any other choice. Sure, not 100% will read the product even if it is sent to their mailbox or delivered to their yard, but a very high percentage will. If you want a feel for this, the next time we have press trouble and we’re late in getting the Newsgram out, we’ll invite to come and help
answer the phone at the newspaper office which will be clogged for three or four hours with people wanting to know where their Newsgram is. Several publishers have called me over the years wanting to know the “secret” of the Newsgram so they can duplicate it in their part of the state. I tell them the main thing is it has to have “something interesting” (school news, court news, sports) that apply to each town in their circulation area so they will bother to open it. Then follow through on total distribution. Lots of publishers start “shoppers” and distribute them by leaving them in convenience stores or restaurants. That’s not going to work. You gotta have a 100% goal of all the people in a sparsely populated rural area.
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October 5, 2011
Martin still on the job as Alfalfa County Clerk By Roger McKenzie Alfalfa County Clerk Bruce Martin, after almost 19 years on the job, is still working as the county clerk despite the county commissioners’ vote at their meeting on Sept. 26 calling for his “immediate” suspension with pay. He will remain on the job after Judge Dean Linder ruled in a hearing on Sept. 28 that all motions were stayed to protect
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Martin’s constitutional rights. Martin said he was given less than 24 hours notice of his hearing on Sept. 28. The hearing came at 11 a.m. and the county clerk received notification the day before at 4:15 p.m. He did manage to contact his attorney’s office and Clint Claypole was sent to represent Martin at the hearing. According to Claypole, Judge Linder announced in the courtroom that Bruce
Martin “is and will continue to be the duly elected clerk of Alfalfa County until such time as he is removed or suspended” by a judicial officer. Judge Linder set a hearing date of Friday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. before Garfield County Judge Dennis Hladik. Judge Linder also appointed Judge Hladik to replace Judge Tim Haworth of Fairview in another case pending against Martin.
for medically needed construction and repairs. The additional time and expense to Freedom West caused Alfalfa County citizens to lose out on these much needed grants. 2. Refusing to prepare purchase orders on various county items causing undue delays, including but not limited to placing required tires on an inoperable Goltry fire truck. 3. By refusing to cooperate and file proper paperwork for the Department of Labor in reference to work-related injuries and illnesses as required by law. He lied to representative Bill Hanks as to the ability to comply by submitting said report online. He said he didn’t have the capability when he in fact did. 4. Refusing to attest and certify
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official county documents in a timely manner. 5. Refusing to place items on the Board of County Commissioners’ agenda when requested to do so. 6. Refusing to pay county officials pay raises according to budget requiring a special meeting. 7. Refusing to cooperate with vendors in providing timely information and purchase order numbers. 8. Refusing to timely fund various offices’ operational accounts by not funding the total budgeted amount. In addition, the document lists Martin as deliberately and intentionally tearing down a Special Public Hearing notice for CDBG Community Revitalization Application changing the location from the county clerk’s office to the civic room in the courthouse. Oppression in Office 1. By the continuing badgering and belittling of female county officers including the former county election board officer, the county assessor,
country treasurer, and other courthouse employees. 2. By referring to the county commissioners’ secretary as a “Thing.” 3. By repeatedly harassing the cleaning custodian with degrading comments, following her around the courthouse and yelling at her in public. 4. By blocking the bathrooms, denying vendors the ability to install toilet paper dispensers. 5. By verbal abuse to other county employees, including telling one he should not have been hired because he was a drug addict. 6. By continually changing and altering office procedures, increasing difficulty for county officers and employees to obtain purchase orders, payroll items or any type of claims needed. 7. By the continued abuse of his authority by questioning county officers and their employees in every aspect of the job, resulting in a call being made to the state auditor.
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Kiowa’s Wenzel Brothers bring home Burnout trophy ‘Old Red’ posts sixth win in eight tries
FIRST BURN -- Stan Wenzel sends up dual plumes of smoke in his first run at Saturday night’s burnout contest at the Big Cruise and Car Show. He won the burnoff and the trophy for the sixth time in eight years. Photo by Jim Stout
By Jim Stout Kiowa’s Stan Wenzel made a risky dedication for his performance in the Burnout Contest a week ago Saturday night at Alva’s Big Cruise and Car Show. “I’m dedicating this to two people,” Wenzel said before the event, “to my mother who died in August and to Stan Holt who’s fighting intestinal cancer.” Holt painted the signs on the side of the Wenzel Brothers Camaro. His son, John, works at BJCC in Alva. [Holt passed away five days later on Sept. 22. – Ed.] That dedication made losing “not an option,” so he won – the sixth time the Wenzel Brothers Repair ’73 Camaro “Old Red” brought in the trophy. Old Red won in 2004, 05, 06, 07, 08, placed second in 09 and was a top contender last year. This year’s first sensational burnout sent two plumes rising from the back tires of “Old Red” and left him in a tie for first. A runoff, or is it burnoff, with a giant cloud clinched the trophy for Stan and his brother, David, to climax the annual event. Old Red had already earned a trophy earlier in the day, posting 483.9 horsepower in the Car Show’s popular Chassis Dyno contest to place third, only a tenth of a horsepower behind Dave Coffin’s 484.0 hp in a 2003 Ford Mustang Cobra (Yellow). First in the Dyno went to Alva’s Gerald Benson with 538 hp in another Mustang Cobra, a 2010, (Red). Both the competitors that beat Old Red were late-model, hi-tech units priced above $60,000, according to auto enthusiasts magazines. Old Red: priceless! At left: TROPHY QUEENS present the top prize in Saturday night’s Burnout Contest to the Wenzel Brothers, David (left) and Stan. Miss Cruise Cali Crissup and Junior Miss Cruise Lanie Stewart congratulate them. Photo by Jim Stout
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Worthington has vision as South Barber’s new vo-ag teacher
By Yvonne Miller Raised in 4-H and FFA, Amanda Worthington was the kind of young girl who went with her dad to the field or to help with livestock the minute she got home from school. It’s no wonder her career path eventually led to becoming a vo-ag teacher and FFA Advisor as she is at South Barber High School in Kiowa, Kan., beginning this fall. “I want to restore the program to how Fred (Gillig, longtime teacher now principal) had it – at least try,” Worthington said. The Illinois native said when she graduated from high school and the Joliet Junior College, she realized, “The world didn’t end at the Illinois State line.” Of branching out of her comfort zone, she said, “It was the best decision I ever made.” She traveled to Stillwater where she graduated from OSU with an ag/economics degree. She remains a huge OSU Cowboys fan. Later Worthington earned a master’s in curriculum instruction in agriculture education at Kansas State University. She lived in Garden City, Kan., where she taught agronomy and ag business instruction – including range management, crops, fertilizer, animal feeds and nutrition and computerized farm and ranch records. Living in that packing plant hub of western Kansas, to enhance their learning she took students to get experience on the kill floor. Of that experience she said, “Being on the outside looking in is not the same.” She said the many nationalities of employees working together at the packing plants is interesting to watch. Although there is some violence in the community among the many races, she said they appear to work together for safety and
security purposes in the packing plants. “I loved my job and the people I worked with – but living in Garden City . . . not so much,” she said. Her next stop was Hutchinson for training and teaching “until the economy tanked.” She took advantage of the opportunity to return to KSU where she earned 30 post-masters hours. Now at SBHS, Worthington said that raised in a farm family taught her “life skills.” “Kids need that,” she said, “for a strong work ethic.” “I want to give kids tools to use later in life.” She said 4-H and FFA help give students those See Worthington Page 20
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South Barber girls donate time and send gift to Africa By Yvonne Miller Who would ever think when a girl painted her nails with sparkly nail polish, it would prompt a mission project? Many teens work in the summer. Others just relax and have fun. Two friends found time to hold down jobs, have some fun and help a class of second graders across the globe. Micaela Kirkwood of Hardtner and Mikala Gillig of Kiowa are those girls and juniors at South Barber High School. Micaela’s parents are Cody and Elizabeth Kirkwood, and Elizabeth is minister of the Hardtner United Methodist Church. Mikala’s parents are Mick and Robbie Gillig who attend the Southern Baptist Church in Kiowa. It all started in an elevator on the Oklahoma Christian University campus in Oklahoma City when Micaela and her mother were at OCU attending an Oklahoma Methodist Church Confer-
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ence. An African woman who was touring with a choir from her country and performing at the conference was in the elevator. She was intrigued with Micaela’s sparkly nail polish. This struck up a conversation between her and the Kirkwoods, and they’ve remained friends four years now, Elizabeth said. They met at events again in Fairview and Duncan. The African woman is Elaine Elizabeth Sauls from Johannesburg, Africa. In her twenties, Elaine teaches 43 2nd grade students at the Gauteng Department of Education. Elizabeth described her African friend as “a very sweet spirit with a great personality.” Elizabeth said Elaine told her the huge city has so many people that “classrooms are overwhelmed.” The teacher said they don’t have near enough supplies. Micaela and Mikala decided to take action to help. All summer they spent hours creating tie-dye t-shirts that they sold to locals for 4th of July and beyond.
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South Barber juniors Mikala Gillig and Micaela Kirkwood prepare items to send a teacher and her students in Africa. The girls made and sold t-shirts to raise funds for their own unique mission project.
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They raised near $900. After taking out expenses, the girls said they purchased “cool stuff for Miss Saul’s students” including games, bubbles, play dough, puzzles and more and shipped it. Micaela said the project was special to her because she actually knows Miss Sauls. Also, she knows the items she and Mikala worked to raise money to purchase and handpick will go directly to Miss Sauls’ students. When told of the gift shipped her way, “Miss Saul was overwhelmed and told me this is going to be such a blessing for her kids,” Elizabeth said. “She loves God and gives Him all the glory. She’s grateful for everything.”
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Two chili suppers and a baked goods auction have been scheduled with proceeds to benefit the Gettin’ Home in Helena, a women’s reentry center slated to open in January. The first will be a chili supper from 5-7:30 this Friday, Oct. 7 in Helena at the Getting’ Home facility, 215 Third. The second is a chili supper and baked goods auction and will feature Jazz Music by the Max Ridgway Trio at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, in the Runnymede Hotel, 4th and Flynn, Alva. The facility’s objective is to reduce the recidivism for women who successfully return to productive life in their communities after incarceration.
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life skills and leadership qualities that promote success in life. As an FFA member in Illinois, she was a section officer which is comparable to a district officer here. “I have very high expectations for my students – lots of rules and procedures. We will work hard, but play hard too.”
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“Good teaching is an artform. I like to teach,” she said. As she settled in to SBHS, Worthington said, “Mr. Gillig and Mrs. (Melva) Armbruster were really helpful. “There’s lots of nice people here.” One of her favorite activities in high school was barrel racing. “I rodeoed a lot in high school,” Worthington said. Eventually she’d like to move her horses Robbie and Tuffy here. She listed her outside interest as “ponies and family.” She has a younger brother and said her family is “very close.” She told how her cousins gathered from all over the country to celebrate their “Me Maw’s” 80th birthday. Discussing her “love of agriculture,” Worthington said, “It is the backbone of the nation.”
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Five SB FFA members compete at Wichita show By Brooke Murphy South Barber FFA Reporter Five members of South Barber FFA traveled to Wichita with their animals to compete at the Kansas Junior Livestock Show. Along with those FFA members were Leona Kirkwood, a former South Barber FFA member, and Clay Holcomb, who is currently enrolled in an introductory agriculture course. Casey Williams: Cattle: 4th in Heifer Futurity class, 5th in Steer Futurity class, 7th in Chianina heifers, 5th in Crossbred steers. Naicee Gugelmeyer: Goats, 2nd in Weight class. Micaela Kirkwood: Sheep, 10th in Hampshire class and she also competed in showmanship. Patrick Lambert: Cattle 5th in Heifer Futurity, 6th in Maintainer Heifers. Paige Lambert: Cattle, 9th in Heifer Futurity Class, 6th in Chianina heifers, 3rd Commercial Class Heifer. Clay Holcomb: Sheep, 12th in Crossbred Lambs, 3rd in Natural Class. Clay also competed in showmanship. The South Barber FFA would like See SB
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Freedom West Community Development Corporation announces prospective construction projects to be undertaken in Alva and Freedom, both in Woods County, Oklahoma within the next 30 days. Area contractors are urged to contact the Freedom West CDC office at 957 Eagle Pass, Freedom, Oklahoma 73842, P.O. Box 146, Freedom, Oklahoma 73842, or by calling 580-621-3680 for more information about these projects. Contractors may wish to submit bids on these projects once bid packets are completed. All contractors must demonstrate evidence of Workman’s Compensation Insurance, Liability Insurance, appropriate Licensure and provide References on Projects completed in the region during the past 12 months. Please contact Sherrill Meyer, Housing Development Manager, for further information and to request bid packets. Freedom West CDC encourages Minority and Women Owned Businesses to submit bids on all projects. Freedom West CDC is an Equal Opportunity Contractor and Fair Housing Provider.
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to congratulate all of these members for their hard work and dedication to their projects. Upcoming Events: Oct. 5 – District Land Judging @ Hillsboro, KS. Oct. 12 – Poland Livestock Judging @ Isabel, KS. Oct. 18-22 – National FFA Convention @ Indianapolis, IN. Oct. 24 – PALS @ SBHS. At right: Casey Williams shows his Angus steer during the Sept. 23-25 Kansas Junior Livestock Show in Wichita.
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Walker Lynn Winfrey Weston and Jennifer Winfrey of Pratt, KS, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Walker Lynn Winfrey. He was born at 2:09 p.m. at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, KS on Monday, July 18, 2011. He weighed 9 lbs, 1 oz and was 21 ¾ inches long. Maternal grandparents are Terry and Kristie Ross and Kathy and Bradley Churchill of Alva, OK. Paternal grandparents are Leon and Nancy Winfrey of Plains, KS. Great-grandparents are Darlene and Bill Ebeling of Woodward, OK, the late Lloyd and Virgie Ross of Dacoma, OK, the late Dale and Darlene Johnston of Woodward, OK, JPaul and Millie Magnison of Medicine Lodge, KS, and Darrell and Vera Mae Winfrey of Plains, KS.
SHARE MEDICAL CENTER’S NURSING HOME RECEIVES NATIONAL HONORS FOR OUTSTANDING WORKFORCE SATISFACTION.
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Alfalfa County Sheriffâ€™s Log September 26, 2011 8:30 a.m. report of keys locked in vehicle at 100 block of S Ohio, individual is not ready to come to work and wanted to know if one of the deputies could unlock a vehicle. 5:22 p.m. report of possible accident on Alfalfa/Grant Co line, respondant advised of a frantic caller, gave location then lost contact, advised EOHP and local unit, advised sending 3 units, no accident at location but advised of cattle out 2 miles west of 11/132. 8:00 p.m. report of an individual who hit a deer about 6 miles south of Kiowa, KS on Hwy 8, caller advised his vehicle was driveable, also advised that the deer ran off not sure if it was hit, he would make contact with insurance company in morning, just wanted to report it. September 27, 2011 12:35 p.m. report of stolen ladder and vandalism on 400 block of Main in Jet, advised not to send an officer out because they have been away going to school, someone has stolen a $850 fiberglass lad-
der and have torn up property and stolen wood, they are going to kep things under lock and key from now on. 4:43 p.m. report of animal neglect in Amorita, individual is neglecting a dog at a house on Spruce, are not feeding or watering, the house is vacant, dog has some water, spoke with owner. 5:51 p.m. report of cattle out 3 west 1 1/2 south of 5th, CPD advised of call, notified possible owner, they will check. 10:52 p.m. major accident 4 north on Hwy 11 on Fish Hatchery Rd, dispatcher advised of a truck rolling over, hit a cow, CPD heard traffic, sent Cherokee Ambulance, NFD was notified and are sending 1 rig and 2 persons, advised to contact land owners there are fences down, ambulance on scene, Cherokee Ambulance enroute to Bass, NFD released from scene. September 28, 2011 12:46 a.m. Fairview PD advised that an individual had been in a wreck earlier tonight at 4 miles west of Aline, it was dirt bike vs deer, individual was not hurt bad but Fairview Hospital kept him overnight
for observation, advised needed to know what he needed to do, told to call ACSO tomorrow to make a report. 10:05 a.m. a detective advised someone called crime stoppers and told them that at 2 south and 2 west of Kiowa tere is an old house and someone has been there, glasses are now broke out, people is there then they are gone then back again, unit is enroute to check it out, advised someone is living there. 11:15 a.m. report of burglary in the 200 block across from school in Jet, do not need a deputy but wants us to know, missing carpet outside that she cleaned and it was laying on grass drying, also taken was a hose, rack bar stools, something has been missing about every day for 3-4 weeks, someone told her that is was probably a certain individual, request extra patrol. 5:35 p.m. report of a 2 vehicle accident 2 miles east of Jet on Hwy 64, not sure of injuries, truck hit a vehicle, roadway is blocked, a car did a doughnut in front of See Sheriff Page 48
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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 Kymberli Michelle Hamil, 18, Cherokee: 2 counts of Obtaining Cash and/or Merchandise by Bogus Check. Eric William Jones, 23, Sallisaw: Driving while License is Under Suspension. Jesse Douglas Fisher, 36, no address listed: Driving while Under the Influence of Intoxicating Substances. Dixie Rose Hunt, 25, Fairview: Driving while License is Under Suspension. Ronnie Gene Rinkines Sr., 45, Cherokee: Driving while Under the Influence. Civil Filings Discover Bank vs. Fatasia Hamil: Breach of contract for an amount more than $3,000.
Bill Lansdown vs. Chaco Energy Company: Quiet title, oil & gas lease. Small Claims Filings Leroy & Tammy Williams vs. Jason A. Tatman et al: Indebtedness for an amount more than $1,000. Karen Kay Hawkins vs. Cathy Jo Labrue: Indebtedness for an amount more than $700. Divorce Filings Cheryl Daughhetee-Elmore vs. Edward Franklin Elmore: Divorce. Marriage Filings Luke Thomas Hague, 25, Cherokee and Katelyn Joy Kimminau, 20, Cherokee: Marriage license with certificate. William James Oakes, 29, Helena and Cassandra Lee Smart, 32, Helena: Marriage license with certificate. Traffic Filings James M. Brown, 26, Enid: Improper use of farm tag ($211.50). Amos J. Miller, 19, Anabel, MO: Following too closely ($211.50). Rodney Gene Lambert, 47, Idaho Falls, ID: (1) Operating a motor vehicle without a valid driverâ€™s license ($256.50); (2) Failure to carry insurance verification ($211.50).
The following individuals were cited for speeding: Trenton Allen Camp, 32, OKC: 15 over ($226.50); Sean Dwight Osburn, 22, Sallisaw: 16-20 over ($241.50); Jordan Alexander Grant,20, Elkhart, TX: 15 over ($226.50); Ovaldo Gurrola Espinoza, 55, Clinton: 1-10 over ($188.50); Leroy Edward Merkel, 71, Perryton, TX: 1-10 over ($188.50); Steven Shane Stafford, 52, Woodward: 1-10 over ($188.50); Jackie D. Foster, 57, Canton: 1-10 over ($188.50); Calvin Berry Rich, 45, Woodward: 1-10 over ($188.50); Eric William Jones, 23, Sallisaw: 1-10 over ($188.50); Danny Lee Mason, 38, Longdale: 1-10 over ($188.50); Jesus L. Loa Carapia, 20, Cherokee: 11-14 over ($226.50); Dixie Rose Hunt, 25, Fairview: 16-20 over ($241.50); David G. Nelson, 37, Meno: 1-10 over ($188.50). The following individuals were cited for failure to wear seatbelt ($20 fine): Curtis Wayne Drake 44, Waynoka; Jordan Alexander Grant,20, Elkhart, TX; James Patrick May, 24, Benton, AR; Brock Dewayne Martin, 22, Cherokee; Amos J. Miller, 19, Anabel, MO; Cillas Ray Givens, 28, Enid.
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Alfalfa County Real Estate Transactions Beginning Book 664 Page 106 Real Estate Transfers Scott E. Hendricks and Jill Hendricks to Curtis Newlin and Jennifer Newlin: the North Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 9, Township 27 North, Range 11, WIM, as well as Grantors’ full interest in and to the oil, gas and other minerals in, on and under the entire Northeast Quarter of said Section 9, Township 27 North, Range 11, WIM: Warranty Deed. Scot Neilson spa Scot A. Neilson and Anita Neilson to Scot A. Neilson and Anita Neilson: Northeast Quarter of Section 11, Township 28 North, Range 9, WIM: Quit Claim Deed. Debora Neilson spa Debora Neilson Stone spa Debra Neilson Stone to Debora Ann Stone: Northeast Quarter of Section 11, Township 28 North, Range 9, WIM: Quit Claim Deed. Jack Clover aka Jack L. Clover and Cindie Clover aka Cynthia L. Clover to Central National Bank & Trust Co of Enid: Lots 13, 14 & 15 in Block 34 of the Original Town of Carmen: Warranty Deed. David J. Lemmon and Melva D. Lemmon to David M. Sanders Sr. and Linda E. Sanders: (1) all of Lots 1, 2 & 3 in Block 154 in the 1st Addition to the Town of Carmen; (2) Lot 4 and the North Half of Lot 5 in Block 154 in the
1st Addition to the Town of Carmen: Warranty Deed. Doris L. Doll to Burlington Welding LLC: Lots 7 & 8 in Block 2 of Pryor’s Addition to the City of Cherokee: Warrant Deed. Trixie Land & Cattle Trust and Jim Leslie to 3C Land & Cattle Company: Southwest Quarter of Section 28, Township 26 North, Range 12, WIM, 160 acre more or less: Quit Claim Deed. The McLaughlin Family Limited Partnership, Michael K. McLaughlin, Manager to David C. Smith and Lisa Michele Smith: an undivided 1/2 of all its right, title, and interest in and to the Northeast Quarter of Section 16, Township 25 North, Range 10, WIM, It is the intent of this deed to convey an undivided 1/2 interest in and to the surface of said land and an undivided 1/8 interest in and to the oil, gas and other minerals in and under said land, together with all the improvements thereon and appurtenances theeunto belonging thereto and warrants the title to same: Warranty Deed. Mortgages George Littrell and Edyce Jo Littrell to The Central National Bank of Alva: Lots 1, 2, , 4, 5, 6, 7, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24 in Block 44 in the Original Town of Carmen: $86,000.
Curtis Newlin and Jennifer Newlin to High Plains Bank: (1) the surface and Half of the oil, gas and other minerals in, on and under the North Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 9, Township 27 North, Range 11, WIM; (2) an undivided 1/4th of the oil, gas and other minerals in, on and under the South Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 9, Township 27 North, Range 11, WIM: $113,500. David M. Sanders Sr. and Linda E. Sanders to Farmers Exchange Bank: Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and the North Half of Lot 5 in Block 154 in the 1st Addition to the Town of Carmen: $36,800. John Rehkop Jr. to Farmers Exchange Bank: (1) a tract of land in the Northwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 28 North, Range 11, WIM, SUBJECT to easements and oil & gas leases, LESS the oil, gas and other minerals; (2) a tract of land in the Northeast Quarter of Section 26, Township 28 North, Range 11, WIM, SUBJECT to easements and oil & gas leases, LESS the oil, gas and other minerals: $26,000. Rex John McDaniel and Joan Sue McDaniel to Farmers Exchange Bank: a tract of land in the Southwest Corner of the Southwest Quarter of Section 15, Township 25 North, Range 11, WIM: $40,549.98.
Barber County Sheriff’s Log 09-26-11 Sheriff Tomson investigated a report of damage to property near Mingona. 09-27-11 Sandra Nittler, Lake City, driving a 2004 Chevy struck a deer on the River Road about 5 miles east of Lake City. Over $1,000 damage, no injury, accident investigated by Deputy English. 09-28-11 Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from Cedar Street to Medicine Lodge Hospital. 09-28-11 Mike Lynch, Medicine Lodge, driving a 2010 Chev truck struck a bridge on Reutlinger Road between Willow and Spring Creek Roads. Over $1,000 damage, no injury, accident worked by Deputy Rugg. 09-28-11 Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from Lake City to Medicine Lodge Hospital.
09-28-11 Kyle Lynch, Isabel, driving a 1998 Chev struck a deer on the Isabel Road near Mineral Road. Over $1,000 damage, no injury, accident investigated by Deputy Hutfles. 09-29-11 Kiowa Ambulance transported patient from Sharon to Kiowa Hospital. 09-30-11 Kiowa Ambulance transferred patient from Kiowa Hospital to Wichita. 09-30-11 Medicine Lodge Ambulance transported patient from Lake Arrowhead to Medicine Lodge Hospital. During the week officers received 7 reports of cattle out; one report of horses out; one report of sheep out; and performed 11 Public Assists; and assisted one other agency. Arrests: 09-28-11 Roxanne H Banta, Medi-
cine Lodge, W/M, 23. Arrest by BASO. Charge: Theft. Released 09-28-11. 09-28-11 Corey S Banta, Medicine Lodge, W/M, 26. Arrest by BASO. Charge: Theft. Released 09-28-11. 09-28-11 Joshua N Smart, Medicine Lodge, W/M, 29. Arrest by BASO. Charge: Probation Violation. Released 10-01-11 on $5,000 Surety Bond. 09-29-11 Randy W Crockett, Sharon, W/M, 56. Arrest by BASO. Charge: DUI. Released 09-29-11 on $750 Surety Bond. 09-30-11 Mitch D Totty, Sharon, W/M, 20. Arrest by BASO. Court Committed. Released 10-02-11 Time Served. 10-01-11 Stephen M Miller II, Pratt, W/M, 23. Arrest by MLPD. Charge: Fail to Appear. Released 10-01-11 on $1,500 Surety Bond.
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Barber County Court Filings Criminal Filings William B. Willerton, 1987, Medicine Lodge: Domestic battery; Knowing rude physical contact w/ family member. Joshua Newton Smart, 1981, Medicine Lodge: (1) Interference with LEO; Obstruct or resist in misdemeanor case; (2) Assault; (3) Disorderly conduct; Fighting words or noisy conduct to cause resentment. Robert F. Lowenstein, 1947, Kiowa: Domestic battery; Knowing or reckless bodily harm to family member. Judith Ann Hamic, 1942, Medicine Lodge: 3 counts of Giving a worthless check; Value <$1,000. Civil Filings Bank of the West vs. Dennis Cushenberry etal: Petition to Foreclose Mortgage for an amount more than $31,000. Limited Civil Filings Medicine Lodge Physicians Clinic vs. Dale & Sharon Swope: Indebted-
ness for an amount of $99.57. Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital vs. Dale & Sharon Swope: Indebtedness for an amount more than $300. Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital vs. Jeff Cope: Indebtedness for an amount more than $850. Medicine Lodge Physicians Clinic vs. Jeff Cope: Indebtedness for an amount more than $100. Small Claims Filings The Peoples Bank vs. Robert Hedges: Money judgment for an amount more than $450. Marriage Filings Brian Alan Williams, 27, Renner and Dominique Renae Thompson, 26, Renner. Daryl Martin Schiff, 43, Brentwood and Melanie Anne Potts, 42, Brentwood. Traffic Filings William Garten, 1981, Medicine Lodge: (1) Driving while license can-
celled/suspended/revoked ($98); (2) Operate vehicle with no registration. Gerry T. Thero, 66, Derby: Failure to yield at stop or yield sign ($173). Edward A. Miller, 51, Hudson: Fail to give notice of injury accident ($198). Christopher Small, 16, Sharon: Failure to wear seatbelt ($60). The following individuals were cited for speeding: John B. Cannon, 29, Howard: 76 in 65 ($149). Dustin Michael Elam, 33, Denison, TX: 79 in 65 ($167). Bryan Granillo, 39, Harper: 79 in 65 ($167). Dean O. Buell, 66, Loveland, CO: 75 in 65 ($143). Juan Coronilla, 29, Liberal: 80 in 65 ($173). Marci L. Penner, 55, Inman: 75 in 65 ($143). Amanda Wedel, 26, Cordell, OK: 89 in 65 ($239).
Barber County Real Estate Transactions Beginning Book 135, Page 114. Real Estate Transfers Shari Emmele Nicholas and Danny L. Nicholas to Shari E. Nicholas as Trustee of the Shari E. Nicholas Revocable Trust dated Dec. 30, 2010: an undivided one-half interest in and to the Southeast Quarter of Section 9, Township 33, Range 10; Kansas Deed. Ruth Ann Gress Railsback and Jack Railsback to The Bar I Bar Ranch Revocable Trust dated Sept. 10, 2010: (1) Section 17, Township 31 South, Range 12 West of the sixth P.M.; (2) an undivided half interest in the followingâ€” the Southeast Quarter of Section 12, Township 31 South, Range 13 West of the sixth P.M.; the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter and the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 13, Township 31 South, Range 12 West of the sixth P.M.; the South Half of Section 7, Township 31 South, Range 12 West of the sixth P.M.; the East Half of the Northeast Quarter and the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, the East Half of the Southwest Quarter and the Southwest Quarter of eh Southwest Quarter; all in Section 8,
Township 31, South, Range 12 West of the sixth P.M.; and un undivided half interest in the East Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 19, Township 31 South, Range 12 West; and the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 20, Township 31 South, Range 12 West of the sixth P.M.; Statutory Warranty Deed. Sandra Logan as Trustee of the Sandra Logan Revocable Trust, dated Oct. 27, 2008, to James W. Terwort and Mary L. Terwort: Lots 10, 11, and 12 in Block 45 in the City of Kiowa; warranty deed. Hugh Howard Wheelock to Brendon Howard Taylor Wheelock: the South Half of the Northeast Quarter and the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 33, and the South Half of the Northwest Quarter and the South Half of Section 34, Township 31 South, Range 12 West of the sixth P.M.; and Lot 1 and all that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter as described. And the South Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 3, Township 32 South, Range 12 West of the sixth P.M. as described; Warranty Deed. Tommy J. Thomson, Sheriff of Barber County (following District Court ruling for CitiMortgage vs. Sydney S.
Sterling, etal) to Earnest Datgen: a tract of land as described in the East Half of Section 5, Township 35 South, Range 12 West of the sixth P.M.; Sheriffâ€™s Deed. Karla Kessler, fka Karla Kapanski, and Gregory S. Kessler, to Gregory S. Kessler and Karla Kessler: land as described in the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 7, Township 32 South, Range 11 West of the sixth P.M.; Quit Claim Deed. Mortgages Beginning Book 200, Page 583 Samuel C. Baier aka Sam C. Baier & Bonnie R. Baier aka Bonnie Baier, Sam C. Baier Trust dated Nov. 14, 1986 and Bonnie Baier Trust dated Nov. 14, 1986 to Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma: (1) East Half of Section 20 and all of Section 21, Township 33 South, Range 13, WPM; (2) South Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 13; South Half of Section 14; East Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 22; North Half, West Half of the Southwest Quarter, Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 23; North See Real
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control, caller is outside with his family in the yard, unit is in area, subject was headed toward Alva, made contact with subject, advised didn’t see her driving. 1:01 p.m. 911 call, fire east north Trail Rd in Nescatunga, advised by caller needed the FD now, chop chop, paged out Nescatunga FD, fire was just across the road from them, they had it under control, advised Nescatunga FD never went in service. 1:30 p.m. individual needs game ranger to CR 740 & Logan Rd west to dead end, someone shot a deer, sawed horns off of it, wants the game ranger to come look at it, he had tried to call but couldn’t get him, advised just got off the phone with caller, he will take care of it. 1:52 p.m. report of vehicle speeding northbound coming into Cherokee, advised CPD-no one out, Advised OHP by phone-they have someone in this area. 3:48 p.m. report of fire on CR past Kegelman Airport hen go left, paged out Nescatunga FD but was advised to page out Jet FD cause Nescatunga doesn’t have enough to make a crew today, Jet FD advised it was a control burn and are headed back to station. 6:27 p.m. report of a vehicle broke down across from Cozy Curve, caller advised he hit a raccoon, ruined his radiator, car will not drive, he works for SandRidge, last day is tomorrow, he will have to bring trailer back to pick it up in a few days, lives in Muskogee, blue chevy is off the road, advised caller that we would notify landowner, he stated it was ok, advised OHP by teletype so if they get any calls and also advised CPD. 8:40 p.m. report of a man outside liquor store in Jet, subject broke out a window and is also screaming at caller, he is outside of the business, request 1st responders, also advised no further assist needed, request Helena Ambulance, Helena Ambulance advised subject refused medical, prisoner in custody, request Cherokee Ambulanceto meet him, he is almost to Cozy Curve, subject advised he is having a stroke, heading into Cherokee advise ambulance to meet at CPD. October 2, 2011 6:18 p.m. report of a control burn south of Kegelman back east then back north, couldn’t figure out who’s land it was, there was a pickup out there with it, tried to make contact with landowner, no answer.
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Wed Lunch Special-BBQ Chicken, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Strawberry Cake. ThursPork Chops, Stuffing, Green Beans, Cherry Cheesecake. FriChicken Fry, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn, Roll, Lemon Cake. Open at 11am. Full Menu every day. Carry-Out avail. 580-3272212
Come to Karen’s Hair Design. Perm w/HC $30. HC’s $10. Colors and more. 605 E Barnes. 580-327-3142
and Fabrics and More Etc. will be closed on Friday October 7 to attend Husqvarna Viking Sew Fest. Open Saturday October 8 at 10am 580-327-3312. 428 Flynn
Get your Goldbug Gear at the Busy B. 524 Flynn. Mon-Sat 10am-pm. Sunday Noon to 5pm. 580-732-0541
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Oil/Gas Mineral Leases
Please contact us if you are interested in leasing or selling your minerals. We provide Alva Moose Lodge services to Oil and Gas Mineral Mom and Pops Nite Out. Fri Owners. Our efforts create Oct 7 6pm. Calf Fries, Smoked healthy competition resulting Brisket. Sunday Buffet. Every in higher bonus amounts and Sunday 11am-1pm superior lease terms. Professional References Available. 580-327Need Help? 4440 or 580-327-7889. www. MineralMarketing.Com www.theoriginalhandyman.info
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Premium Blackjack Firewood. 100% split and cured. Will stack and deliver. 580-9221256 Alva Sewing Center
Collectible’s Specializing in Estate Liquidation and Ebay Sales
Janet Stout, 15 Yrs Experience 308 S. Florida Cherokee, OK 73728 580/829-3062 or 580/596-2110 Leave Message Check out our website at estatesalesbyjan.com email@example.com
October 5, 2011
OPEN BARREL RACING Tues., Oct. 11
County Arena Events *Call Jay at (580) 541-3258 to schedule events.
Need New Sidewalks?
Jericho Services, Inc.
Driveway perhaps. Also Brick and Block work. Stone Work avail. Also Haul Top Soil, Fill Dirt and Driveway Stone. Give us a call. Free estimates. 580732-1028
is now hiring both Class A and Class B CDL Drivers. Applications are available at the office located on HYW 270 northwest of Woodward, OK. Competitive Wages, Insurance Available. On the job training will Employment be provided for less experienced Now Hiring Class A drivers. Experience a plus. For inquiries contact Gregory Frazier drivers for all shifts. Earn over at 580-273-0311 or the office at $1500 weekly/$17-$19.50 hourly. 580-254-0076 Excellent benefits. Over 30 years in Business. Come be a valued Garage Sales member of our growing company 1501 Davis that takes pride in our equipment and provides extensive oilfield Sat 8am-? Rain or Shine. Patio training. Nicholas Services. 620- and Home furniture, pavestone 930-7511 edgers, dog pen, home decor, office items, electronics, must Bus Driver Wanted come see there is too many items Part-Time at Woods County to mention! Senior Citizen Center. Apply in Lutheran Rummage Sale person at 625 Barnes. Alva Everything different. Some Now Taking Applications Christmas. Lots of coats. Fri and Customer Service and Sat from 9am-2pm. 212 Maple. Purchasing. Starting pay $8.50 an Rummage Sale hour and benefits after 90 days. Pick-Up applications at Vantage 730 Share Drive. Share Plane Plastics Ltd. 3161 College Convalescent Home Solarium. Blvd, Alva. Located at the south Fri, Oct 7, 9am-5pm. Sat, Oct 8, 9am-noon. Share Auxiliary and end of the Airport Thrivent Financial of Lutherans New Writer Needed Moving in Sale The Alva Review/Courier and Newsgram need a writer. Mainly Rain or Shine. Sat Oct 8 7:30daytime hours. There will be ? 646 Apache. Bedding sets, some meetings to report on of Toddler boy clothes, men and groups that meet at night. Good women clothes, dishwasher, spelling and writing ability small TV, computer desk and trumps any particular educational chair, lots of misc requirement. First bring, fax or Huge Sale email resume. The interviews will be scheduled later. marione@ 1016 Noble St, Fri 4-7, Sat 8-?, alvareviewcourier.net. Fax 580- kitchen table, entertainment 327-2454 or 620 Choctaw St., center, home decor, mens, womens, boys & girls clothes, Alva, OK 73717 toys, lots more! No early birds!
Colorful Fall Arrangements
in Silk & Fresh
Pretty Petals FLOWERS, GIFTS & GALLERY
580-327-3316 413 Barnes â€˘ Alva, OK 73717
October 5, 2011 918 Barnes Fri 1pm-5:30pm. Lots of Misc. Miscellaneous Still Buying Junk Iron, Copper, Cars, Brass, Tin, Aluminum and misc at Scribner Salvage. 1208 Fair, Alva. 580-327-1313 Horse Sore? “Let Your Horse Tell You!” For info or to set up an appt 785-764-1150 Riding Lessons Barrel Racing and Riding Lessons by world champion barrel racer Colette Baier. 785-764-1150 Candy Bouquet Has beautiful candy arrangements and items for HS Homecoming. Don’t forget Bosses Day Oct. 17. 326 7th St. 327-0588 Warmth For Winter Each year at this time the College Hill Church of Christ collects coats and other clothing that you no longer use to make them available for those who are short on funds. The church office will be open from 9am-noon M-F or call 580-327-0130 for pick-up
Remember the Rialto
on birthdays, anniversaries, etc. with show passes, video rentals and concession items. Customize, mix and match. Drink coupons are .50, .75 and $1. Great for teachers, coaches. Rialto Theatre, Video Store and Snack Bar. 580-327-0535
$400 Reward for arrest, conviction and prison time of person(s) that took the Edelbroc Carb from white chevy in front of Scribner Salvage. 580-327-1313
For Sale 15-12ft Stromberg Cattle Panels. 4 Used 18-4-38 Tires. 580-829-1464 For Sale 5 PS2 games $15 all, 2 boxes Halloween decor $15. 580-748-1258 after 2 pm
Yard Sale Alva Friends of Play Fnd. 8am-? on Sat 10/8 at Womens Bldg at Fairgrounds. Lots of kids items, toys, misc. All proceeds go to Hatfield Park Project, all purchases are by donation Lift Chair Excellent condition 580-327-7048
Lucky Buck Boot Repair
443-791-1853. 911 11th St. Drop-offs anytime
Office desk with keyboard pullout and matching 5ft table with hutch/cabinet, 3 pieces $100. 580-327-2416
Booth Space Avail for the 39th Annual Sunflower Arts and Crafts Show and Home Based Business Expo Nov 5, 2011 and the Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Show and Home Based Business Expo Dec 3, 2011, Municipal Hall in Anthony, KS from 9am4pm. For info call the Anthony Chamber of Commerce at 620-842-5456 Those who use tobacco carelessly in this life are liable to smoke in the next one. Ray B. Salad Luncheon Mon, Oct 10, 11am-1pm. Moose Lodge. 302 7th. Fried Chicken, Ham and Beans, Chicken and Noodles
Real Estate For Rent 2 bdrm apt. 327-3621 For Rent 2 BR, 2 bth trailer, 227 Flynn, carport, CH/A, no pets, 1 yr lease req’d. $500/ mo includes water, gas & lawn care. If you called last week please call back as messages were lost. 580-327-1023 For Sale 814 Skyline $155,000, 1 1/2 lots, 2162 sq ft, 3 bd, 2 bth, 2 living rooms, New CH&A. Schuessler Real Estate 580-3270707 AlvaHouses.com For Rent
REAL ESTATE & AUCTION
2bdrm Duplex, CH/A. No Pets! 580-4306807 For Sale 3 BR brick home in Waynoka, attached garage, priced to sell. 580-430-9158 Female Roommate Wanted F 20-25 to share furnished, nice 2bdrm House in Alva w/carport, appliances and W/D included, great location. Call 620409-0162
NELSON REAL ESTATE See all our listings at alvaokhomes.com
2 bdrm House with Washer and Dryer. 580-732-7181
Call for Details 580-748-0745 or 580-327-1745
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Jeanette Nelson, Broker
October 5, 2011
At left: MODERN BALLET --- Fourth runnerup Skylar Birdsall, Miss Medford, exhibited perfect ballet moves but put smiling personality into her energetic performance set to modern, upbeat music in the Miss Cinderella Pageant. Photo by Jim Stout
At right: MISS CHEROKEE Sabrina Wilber delivered this humorous skit in the Talent Division at the Miss Cinderella Pageant Thursday night. Photo by Jim Stout
For Sale by Owner
4 Bed, 2 1/2 bath,living, dining, family room w/ wood burning fireplace, island kitchen w/ oak cabinets & brkfst bar. Attached 1 car, extra deep garage. Dual unit ch/a, New tornado shelter. Enclosed backyard with wire mesh fence. Newly remodeled. New carpet & flooring throughout & much much more! 1011 S. Grand Ave. Cherokee. 712-542-0103 Scott 712-303-9649 $79,900
416 11th St. 3bdrm, 2bth, Carport. Tommy Shriver. 580-541-1950 or 580-554-7684
For Sale 3bdrm home on 2 lots, $57,000. United Country/Kohlrus Real Estate. 580-3274007. www.kohlrus.com Want to Buy
Hannah Jo Berg is the Helena Lions Club Student of the Month for September. Hannah Jo is the daughter of Charlie and Robin Berg of Helena. She is president of the Timberlake FCCLA chapter, vice-president of her class, and involved in numerous athletic activities.
If you are interested in selling all or part of your mineral rights call Steve Redgate, Waynoka, OK. 580-824-3501
For Sale by Owner 3 bed, 2 bath brick home. Family room or 4th bdrm, living, dining, over 2100 sq ft, fenced back yard. Price Reduced!! 216 E Barnes 580-748-1620 Farmerâ€™s Please Help! 63 Yr old looking for a hunting lease for deer. Will pay top price for good place. 580-554-0999 For Rent Property for Business; Office with living quarters, 40x60 shop, 40x200 covered parking with cement floor, rock covered parking,located in Burlington area. 580430-7098 available immediately
October 5, 2011
CLOWNING AROUND -- Miss Timberlake Ashton Blewitt clowns around with this uninvited but welcome hitchiker during Saturday’s Homecoming Parade in Alva. Ashton was first runner-up in the Miss Cinderella Pageant the night before. Photo by Jim Stout
MISS BURLINGTON Molley Vap waves to the crowd during Saturday’s Homecoming Parade around Alva’s Square the morning after competing in the Miss Cinderella Pageant. Photo by Jim Stout
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WATER DOG -- Arlin Norman and his trusty sidekick are ready to deliver the water from the Dacoma Fire Department. They were participating in Saturday’s Homecoming Parade. Photo by Jim Stout
October 5, 2011
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