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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Voters pass $61.5M bond • Administrators react
• Michael Dicks wins Position 1
By Silas Allen
By Silas Allen
Stillwater school district officials expressed relief Tuesday night after the overwhelming passage of two bond proposals totaling $61.5 million. Stillwater voters passed a $2.5 million bond issue, the smaller of the two proposals, with 73.74 percent of the vote. The larger proposal, totaling $59 million, passed with 73.6 percent of the vote. By law, both proposals needed more than 60 percent of the vote to pass. The centerpiece of the bond package is the construction of two new elementary school buildings to replace Highland Park Elementary and Will Rogers Elementary. The new Highland Park will be built on the eastern outskirts of Stillwater, at the corner of East Sixth Avenue and Drury Road. The new Will Rogers will be built on the existing site, adjacent to the existing building. District officials expect students to move into the new schools in December 2012. Stillwater Superintendent Ann Caine said the district took a chance by proposing such a large bond issue nearly double the $31 million bond issue passed in 2007. Silas Allenfirstname.lastname@example.org The fact that the bond passed by such a wide margin Stillwater High School Principal Uwe Gordon and demonstrates the high premium the community places Stillwater Superintendent Ann Caine look at elecon education, she said. tion returns Tuesday evening at a watch party at the high school. See ➤ Bond, page A3
Storm of the year II?
Although she lost Tuesday’s school board race by the narrowest of margins, school board candidate Casey Ashley said Tuesday night she wasn’t sure if she would ask for a recount. According to unofficial election returns, Ashley lost her bid for Stillwater Board of Education Position 1 to incumbent Michael Dicks by five votes Tuesday. Dicks garnered 2,276 votes to Ashley’s 2,271. Results do not become official until they are certified Friday. Ashley said she planned to take time to consider the option of requesting a recount. No matter the outcome of the election, Ashley said she still intends to
stay involved in the school district. Ashley is president of Highland Park Elementary PTA. “I’m not going to drop involvement just because I didn’t get this board position,” she said. “They’re going to see my face. They’re going to know who I am.” Dicks said he plans on getting back to work at the school board’s Feb. 15 meeting. Dicks said his highest priority is moving forward with a $61.5 million bond package Stillwater voters approved Tuesday. The bond issue would go to fund a number of projects around the district. Chief among those projects is the construction of two elementary schools to replace Highland Park Elementary and Will See ➤ Board, page A3
Thomas takes judge’s oath
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The second powerful winter storm to hit Stillwater in scarcely a week is bringing more blowing snow, high drifts and sub-zero temperatures. By morning, 5 inches of snow had fallen in Cushing, the nearest town that had reported snowfall to the National Weather Service in Norman, NWS meteorologist Forrest Mitchell said. A few more inches will fall before the snow stops this afternoon, he said. The snow started to fall at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, a few hours later than forecast. A bitter north wind blew at about 14 mph this morning, with gusts reaching up to 20 mph in the early morning hours. After the snowfall stops, Stillwater will still have blowing snow and an arctic Chase Rheamfirstname.lastname@example.org freeze. The anticipated temStillwater Water Utilities Crew Chief Thomas Novotny clears Main St. this morning as round two of winter hit the Stillwater area. See ➤ Storm, page A3
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Judge Kathy Thomas was sworn-in last week, but she took the judge’s oath again in front of a full court room Tuesday. She is the newest special district judge in Payne County. Thomas took the oath Jan. 31 before a massive snowstorm blew into Stillwater. She was scheduled to be sworn-in Feb.1, but last week’s blizzard closed the courthouse for two days. “Those were actually my first few days of being a judge. As I was sitting at home by a fire with my coffee, I thought, ‘ya know, I can do this,’” she said. All that changed Monday, “with 300 docket cases and five TV cameras,” she said. Thomas presided over several criminal dockets and dealt with media representatives who came to see Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams appear in her courtroom on rape charges. Payne County’s other three judges have offered to help ease her transition, she said. See ➤ Thomas, page A3
Cushing chief: Officer justified in shooting CUSHING – A Cushing police officer who fired his weapon at a suspect was justified in shooting, Cushing police Chief Terry Brannon said. The incident happened at La-Ze L Motel at 1027 E. Main St. Police said a man ignored police orders to submit to arrest at a Cushing motel Friday, got into his car and drove at Officer Bill McCarty. Brannon said the officer was in
imminent danger of being harmed or killed. McCarty fired his gun one time striking the driver in the hand. The man was able to elude officers on icy streets but was later nabbed in a backyard and treated at Cushing Regional Hospital. Marion Lynn Deal, 39, was arrested on complaints of assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction, possession of
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marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police initially tried to arrest him on warrants for possession of marijuana, resisting an officer, escape from arrest, breaking and entering a residence, assault and battery on an officer and uttering a forged instrument. “I met with (Acting District Attorney Tom) Lee (Monday) afterSee ➤ Cushing, page A3
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Payne County's newest judge Kathy Thomas recites the judge's oath of office after District Judge Phillip Corley. Thomas was officially sworn-in Jan. 31, but a ceremony for her appointment was held Tuesday.
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Payne County District Court Felony charge Darrell Williams, 21, 306 Morsani Hall, three counts of rape by instrumentation, one count of sexual battery. Yayi Adouk Janneh, 22, 316 E. Maple Ave., two counts of sexual battery. Cory Dean Carpenter, 29, 415 S. Gray St., possession of marijuana — second and subsequent offense. Chad Frank Claxton, 24, of Cushing, knowingly concealing stolen property. Williams Misdemeanor charges Darrell Wayne Kitchel, 47, of Carney, possession of marijuana, driving with license suspended. Alyssa Lea Matal, 20, 222 N. Duck St. #224, possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. David Brian Laramore, 47, of Morrison, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Carpenter Hannah Elizabeth Lamberson, 19, 528 Wentz Hall, possession of illegal drug paraphernalia. Jeff Mitchell Martin, 22, of Cushing, larceny of lost property. Blake Landon Imel, 20, Edmond, operate without valid license, failure to have insurance. Herbert Glenn Polk Jr., 28, of OklaClaxton homa City, driving with license revoked. Brandon Scott Pendergraft, 27, of Cushing, transporting opened container of beer. Gliberto Gloria Munoz, 27, 515 E. Liberty Ave., domestic abuse — assault and battery. Zachary Logan Thomason, 20, 423 S. Lewis St., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. Steven Wyn Stewart, 18, 3500 E. McElroy Road, minor in possession of beer. Chandler Reed Dicken, 22, 1510 S. Shalamar Drive, driving while under the influence of alcohol aggravated. William B. Cravens Jr., 19, 4106 Westbrook Drive, driving while under the influence of alcohol aggravated. John Paul Kinmonth, 18, 1308 W. Third Ave., public intoxication, possession of fraudulent identification document. Thomas Andrew Iwamoto, 20, 520 Kerr Hall, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Thursday Eat for Junior Miss, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Rib Crib. Proceeds benefit Payne County’s Junior Miss college scholarships. “The Odd Couple (Female Version),” 7:30 p.m., Town and Gown Theatre. Friday Payne County Home and Community Education Food Festival Bake Sale, 8 a.m., Payne County Administration Building. Dancing with Daddy, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for preschoolers to second-graders and 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for third-graders and older, Stillwater Community Center. Tickets: $20 per couple, $7.50 for each additional daughter. tickets.stillwater.org. “The Odd Couple (Female Version),” 7:30 p.m., Town and Gown Theatre. Saturday Stillwater Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cowboy Mall at Hall of Fame and Monroe. Payne County Youth Services “An Evening to Remember” Valentine dinner and silent auction fundraiser, 6 p.m., Wes Watkins Center. Reservations: $50 at 377-3380, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.pcys.org. Fraternal Order of Eagles Valentine steak dinner, 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets only. Cost: $12.50. Open to the public. Information and tickets: 372-6940 or at the lodge after 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Proceeds will go to the lodge’s charitable projects. “The Odd Couple (Female Version),” 7:30 p.m., Town and Gown Theatre. Sunday “The Odd Couple (Female Version),” 2:30 p.m., Town and Gown Theatre. Monday Valentines Day. Oklahoma Blood Institute blood drive, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Walmart, 4545 W. Sixth Ave.
Public Records Payne County District Court Marriage licenses Amelia Joy Anz and Luke Daniel Oldsen Amber Leigh Nichole Skinner and Justin Nelson Ford Divorce filed Alyson Lee Houska from Ryan Douglas Houska Miranda Sue McNeal from David Matthew McNeal II Nina Christine Rodgers from Harold Howard Rodgers
Brooke Mishell Laird, 30, of Glencoe, driving while under the influence of alcohol. Noble County District Court Felony charges Muhammad Akram, 55, of Perry, two counts of bogus checks. Joseph Clifton Hasenfrantz, 43, of Perry, first-degree burglary after former felony conviction, assault and/or battery. Misdemeanor charge Jeremy Warren Frye, 27, 801 S. Leigh St. Apt. 5, driving under suspension. Lincoln County District Court Felony charge Robert Forrest Shinn, 40, of McLoud, driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, transporting opened container of beer, driving with license canceled/suspended/revoked. Jimmie Ray Pruitt, 48, of Agra, driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Bradley Keith Melson, 28, of Davenport, breaking and entering a dwelling without permission. John Henry Hagar II, 22, of Meeker, driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol aggravated, driving with license canceled/suspended/revoked. Misdemeanor charges Amanda Sue Howe, 30, of Meeker, driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol aggravated. Pawnee County District Court Felony charges Daniel Anthony Wade Yeary, 20, of Osage, first-degree burglary, assault and battery. Robert John Clemens, 51, of Tulsa, endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Daniel Wade Garrett, 30, of Cleveland, endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamine. Jillian Jones-Wagers, 25, of Sand Springs, endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamine. Mike Alan Webb, 23, possession of a firearm after former felony conviction. Jance William Bryant, 26, of Cleveland, domestic assault and battery in the presence of a minor. Misdemeanor charges Tammy Jean Ackley, 36, of Cleveland, aiding minor in need of supervision. Mark Edward Tucker, 50, of Terlton, reckless conduct with a firearm.
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Payne County Connections, the county leadership program, visited the town of Yale recently. The theme for the day was “Famous Folks of Payne County.” Cindy White, Yale Chamber of Commerce president and leadership class member, said, “It is good to be reminded of the treasures in your own back yard.” The session began with a lunch at a locally owned restaurant and included visits to other businesses also. Suzette Barta told about famous people connected to Payne County, including Barry Sanders, Gary Busey,
Lincoln County District Court Divorce filed Jamie L. Tabor from Wayland Paul Tabor
cowboy Billy McGinty, the Doolin-Dalton Gang, Jim Thorpe, Chet Baker and Garth Brooks. Yale Police Chief and author Phillip Keeling, as ambassador from the city, welcomed the group. Long-time Yale resident Carl Hensley presented a Yale history lesson, with photos, and answered questions about historical fires, railroads and population growth.Final stop was the Jim Thorpe home, with a tour by curator Linda Frick. Payne County Connections will travel to Cushing this month for a look at “Arts and Recreation” in the county. Payne County Connections is a program of the Payne County OSU Extension office.
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Hogrefe Glencoe • Board of Trustees (four seats): Jon Kuhn, Jesse Campbell • Town Clerk: Shelly Guinn Andrews Ripley • Board of Trustees (three seats): Shirley Varble, Janetta Kennedy, Kay Exton • Town Clerk: Cindy Ford Yale • City Commission Seat 5: Terry Baker, Roy Lee Lozier Tryon • Board of Trustees four-year term (three seats): Sandra Beal, Sandy Munier • Board of Trustees two-
year term (two seats): J.D. Meisner • Town Clerk: Candace Prickett Agra • Board of Trustees (four seats): Benny McCollum, Marvin McEntire Carney • Board of Trustees (two seats): Barbara Hagar Porter, Darrell Wakley Pawnee • Mayor: Chris Linder • City Council Ward 2: Andrea “Tweetie” Bowen • City Council Ward 3: Harley Dickerson • City Council Ward 4: Brad Sewell • Street Commission: Terry Rolland • City Marshal: Herb Adson
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A Stillwater emergency shelter was out of beds in the men’s dormitory area Tuesday night due in part to the approach of a winter storm that dumped several inches of snow overnight. Holly Smith, program director of Mission of Hope, said the 10 beds in the homeless shelter’s men’s dormitory were full Tuesday, and the shelter had begun housing men on air mattresses in the shelter’s living room. “We had some people come in last night,” she said. “Right now, we have four people in overflow.” During last week’s round of winter
➤Storm Continued from page A1 perature Thursday morning will be minus 6, with a windchill 15 degrees below zero, Mitchell said. Thursday should warm up a bit. Temperatures are expected near 30 that day, and the weekend will bring temperatures in the 50s. Next Monday and Tuesday might feel like spring — the high those days will be about 60, Mitchell said. Perkins police Chief Robert Williams said travel in his town wasn’t too bad this morning, but he still advises people to stay indoors if they can. “If they do get stuck in one of these snow banks, that could be dangerous,” he said.
➤Board Continued from page A1 Rogers Elementary. “The first order of business is to take care of the bond,” he said. Dicks said he also expects the district to see another lean financial year. In her State of the State Address earlier this week, Gov. Mary Fallin predicted
➤Thomas Continued from page A1 “I think that shows there’s a cooperation in this county that makes it a great place to practice law,” Thomas said. Her husband, Steve, and their two kids, Evan, 11, and Claire, 9, came to Tuesday’s ceremony. Thomas said her mother came last week, but didn’t return for Tuesday’s redo. “(My parents said) we love you, we’re proud of you, it’s going to snow, we’re not coming,” Thomas said. She nearly started to cry when she said she wished W. Keith Thomas could be at
➤Cushing Continued from page A1 noon in Stillwater to discuss his findings, which allows me to return McCarty to normal duty,” Brannon said in a statement Tues-
weather, the 10 men’s beds and the six beds in the women’s dorm were all occupied, she said. Although the shelter often sees more use during foul weather, Smith said the traffic at the shelter is generally unpredictable. “It really just depends,” she said. “We never know.” Stillwater Mobile Meals, a service that delivers food to shut-ins, canceled today’s deliveries due to the weather, said director Carolyn Hunger. Generally, she said, if Stillwater Public Schools are cancelled, the service also cancels its deliveries for that day. Because the service’s drivers are volunteers, Hunger said, she tends to be cautious about putting them on the
If you must go out, dress for the weather and carry a cell phone, said Chris West, spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. It’s also a good idea to have blankets and a flashlight in your car, plus a full tank of gas. Carol Robinson, a police dispatcher in Yale, said State Highway 51 had been plowed this morning, but snow was still falling and blowing. She discouraged travel, also. According to police scanner traffic, there was an injury wreck on Interstate 35 near mile marker 172 in the northbound lanes at about 9 a.m. Other details were not available by press time. For up-to-the-minute information on closings, visit stwnewspress.com.
road in inclement weather. “It would cause more injury, I think, than good,” she said. Hunger said she can typically anticipate service cancellations a few days before they happen. When she expects a cancellation, she said, the service’s drivers notify clients ahead of time so they can plan accordingly. If schools remain closed longer than a few days, she said, the service generally tries to restart deliveries as safely as possible. “The thing about our clients is that they are at home, and so they are capable of providing food for themselves, just not on a long-term basis,” she said. “If this extends more than two to three days, we do try to take care of that.”
Deaths Herring services set Ann B. Herring, 79, Cushing, died Feb. 6, 2011. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church, Cushing. Burial will be in Euchee Valley Memorial Cemetery under direction of Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Cushing. Berger services set Vernon Berger, 87, Cleveland, died Feb. 6, 2011. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Church of Christ in Cleveland. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery in Cleveland under direction of Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Cushing. Watkins services set Donald Murril Watkins, 72, Agra, died Feb. 7, 2011. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist Church, Agra. Burial will follow in Osage Cemetery, Agra, under direction of Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Cushing. Vielma services set Sally J. (Watkins) Vielma, 50, died Feb. 7, 2011. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in First Christian Church in Stillwater under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.
3 percent cuts to common education in this legislative session. The district saw budget cuts last year due to a combination of decreased revenue and cuts in state funding. District officials have anticipated similar cuts this year. Ashley said she was also pleased to see the passage of the bond issue. Many parents in the district had been concerned that the two bond proposals would
pass by a narrow margin, or not at all, Ashley said. In the end, the smaller of the two proposals passed with 73.74 percent of the vote, and the larger proposal passed with 73.6 percent of the vote. “What does that say about the Stillwater community and its level of dedication to its children and its school district?” she said. “It says we worried for nothing.”
Ashley said she was especially pleased to see the passage of the bond issue in light of Fallin’s predictions of budget cuts. The bond issue includes funding for a number of maintenance and renovation projects. If the bond issue had failed, Ashley said, those projects would likely have gone undone. “It was really good to see Stillwater take care of its own,” she said.
the ceremony Tuesday. W. Keith Thomas, her late father-in-law, practiced law in Payne County for several years. Thomas was an assistant district attorney for 15 years. She prosecuted juvenile cases and felony and misdemeanor crimes. As judge, she will preside over criminal dockets, preliminary hearings and other criminal proceedings. “I think she’s well-deserving and she’ll do a great job. She’s a great public servant,” District Judge Phillip Corley said. Thomas received the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Hicks Epton Law Day Award in 1999 and was president of the Payne
County Bar Association in 2006. She has been active in Payne County Counseling Services, Saville Center, American Red Cross, Kappa Alpha Theta Corp. and Westwood Elementary PTA. “The kids and I couldn’t be prouder,” Thomas’ husband, Steve Thomas, said. “She’ll do a great job. And of course, we love her.”
Hudson and Assistant District Attorney Charles Rogers resigned in January to take jobs at the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office. Debra Vincent used to work indigent defense cases, but now she’s an assistant district attorney. She will prosecute general felonies. “It’s a good opportunity for me and it’s flattering to be asked,” she said. Before she earned a law degree, Vincent was a secretary at the district attorney’s office, she said. Megan Morgan is another new prosecutor. She will handle felony drug cases. Corley was a special district judge, but he was elected district judge last fall. He ran unopposed. He took office last month.
Courthouse changes Thomas and two other Payne County assistant district attorneys are transitioning into other roles. Assistant District Attorney Tom Lee is acting district attorney until Gov. Mary Fallin appoints a new DA. District Attorney Rob
deal with what has hap- ing McCarty back to work day. McCarty, who has been pened,” Brannon said. “I until he is ready and he will on paid administrative am not interested in rush- know when he is ready.” leave since the shooting, may be back on duty later Stillwater's Largest Selection of Abbey’s this week. “In deadly force inci- VALENTINE'S DAY CARDS! dents, it is critical that we 704 S. Main • Downtown Stillwater give McCarty every oppor372-0268 - Mon-Sat 9:30-6:30 tunity to fully process and
THE PAYNE COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY Precinct Meetings and County Convention Saturday, Feb. 12th at the Payne County Expo Center (Community Bldg.) Registration will be from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Precinct Meetings starting at 9:30. County, state, and federal elected officials speaking from 10:15 to11:00 a.m., County Convention starting at 11:00 and event concluding at 12:00 (noon). Both the precinct meetings and county convention are open to all registered Republicans in Payne County. People are encouraged to bring their photo ID and/or voter registration cards.
Government Watch Stillwater City Council heard a presentation from Finance Director Marcy Alexander on the city’s budget halfway through the fiscal year. Alexander reported that sales tax was up 4.22 percent from last year but said revenue was still under the city’s high water mark year of 2008. Following Alexander’s report, City Manager Dan Galloway said this is the point in the year that city staff begins to develop a budget. Galloway said he planned to work off the assumption the city would have the same level of revenue as last year. He added that the city’s core services such as public safety and utilities will get a larger portion of that amount while non-essential services would likely be cut back. Stillwater Utilities Authority Monday accepted a $1,258,030 bid from Ferguson Enterprises of Oklahoma City for water meter boxes and lids. The boxes are part of a project partially funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act - stimulus funds - to install new electronic water meters that can be read remotely. Payne County Commission opened two bids at its regular Monday meeting. The first was on a Mack truck. The second is for new radio equipment for Commissioner Jim Arthur’s district. The commissioners will consider bids on each and announce their decision at a later meeting. Stillwater Housing Authority and Community Center Board meetings for Wednesday are both closed due to snow.
➤Bond Continued from page A1 “It was a big risk,” she said. “Stillwater patrons really do support our school district.” Until the results were in, Caine said she was unsure of what to expect. Over the past two months, Caine spoke to a number of community groups, and she said she’s fielded many questions in the process. As such, she said, she had a difficult time gauging the community’s opinion of the issue. “I really couldn’t get a feel for it,” she said. “I learned in high school, you never get comfortable with an election until the final vote is in.” Will Rogers Principal Jaime Boeckman said the school’s faculty breathed “a big sigh of relief” after
the election results were in. Although faculty and staff were hopeful about the bond issue, they weren’t without their doubts. “This is what we were hoping for,” she said. In the coming weeks, Boeckman said, she expects to meet with architects to finalize designs. The Stillwater school board approved concept designs for the two schools last month, but architects are still working out details. Highland Park Principal Kurt Baze said he wasn’t surprised at the election results. Stillwater is an education-oriented community, he said, so it shouldn’t be any surprise that such a large majority of residents would support school bonds. “I’m not overly surprised,” he said. “I had faith in Stillwater.”
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Voters knew bond facts It’s official – unofficially. Stillwater school district voters responded with a resounding yes when asked to extend an ongoing property tax levy to replace two elementary schools and upgrade and supply all the district’s schools. Results aren’t official until certified Friday. But the Payne County Election Board’s unofficial tallies Tuesday night put the two proposals totaling $61.5 million in the winner’s column by nearly a 74 percent margin. That’s a pretty loud yes. Not everyone said yes. While more than 3,600 people voted for the proposals, some 1,300 said no. Some who were skeptical brought their questions to the NewsPress and we published them for the pro-bond issue group to address. Stillwater Public Schools Superintendent Ann Caine and others on her team brought their answers to the NewsPress as well, addressing issues our readers raised. Whether any opinions were changed by their answers, it should not be said bond issue proponents were not forthcoming with information. That is the way it should work. Anyone registered can vote, whether they know what the heck they are voting for or against - or not. Informed voters hold the best tools to make decisions no matter which way they cast their vote. Informed voters are responsible voters. This was not Ann Caine’s bond issue, as some like to chant. It was the latest step in a plan assembled by a committee of Stillwater residents mapping the future of our school district. That committee isn’t finished. More research will be conducted; more plans made in the coming years. That committee — or a committee like it — will ask for input. Those who didn’t like this week’s bond issue might not like the next one either. Now is the time to get involved. Be part of the solution. Better ideas? Share them. And while it was not Ann Caine’s bond issue, she put her face on it. She took the speech and the proposal and the answers to groups all over town and to NewsPress readers through her guest columns. Not everyone liked the answers they received. But Caine gets a nod for putting herself out there and making the effort to present a clear and complete picture of the $61.5 million the school district wanted to spend. And now it can.
Writer balances the budget The Congressional Budget Office says the current year’s budget deficit will be a record $1.5 trillion. It also says that over the next decade we’re on track for annual deficits of “only” $768 billion. I suspect the CBO has hired Rosy Scenario to do the bookkeeping, but let’s take that number at face value. I’m now going to balance the budget, with the help of some experts. I’ll begin with things I’m most eager to cut. Let’s privatize air traffic control. Canada did it, and it works better. Then privatize Amtrak. Get rid of all subsidies for rail. That’ll save $12 billion. End subsidies for public broadcasting, like NPR. Cancel the Small Business Administration. Repeal the Davis-Bacon rules under which the government pays union-set wages to workers on federal construction projects. Cut foreign aid by half (although we should probably get rid of all of it). So far, that’s $20 billion. Oops. That doesn’t dent the deficit. We have to do much more. So eliminate the U.S. Education Department. We’d save $94 billion. Federal involvement doesn’t improve education. It gets in the way. Agriculture subsidies cost us $30 billion a year. Let’s get rid of them. They distort the economy. We should also eliminate Housing and Urban Development. That’s $53 billion more. Who needs the Energy Department and its $20 billion sinkhole? The free market should determine energy investments. And let’s end the war on drugs. In effect, it’s a $47 billion subsidy for thugs in
the black market. I’ve already cut more than six times more than President Obama proposed in his State of the Union address. His freeze of nondefense discretionary spending would save only $40 billion. John But my cuts still Stossel total only $246 billion. If we’re going to get rid of the rest of the CBO’s projected deficit, we must attack the “untouchable” parts of the budget, starting with Social Security. Raising the retirement age and indexing benefits to inflation would save $93 billion. I’d save more by privatizing Social Security, but our progressive friends won’t like that, so for now I’ll ignore privatization. The biggest budget busters are Medicare and Medicaid, and get this: the 400 subsidy programs run by HHS. Assuming I take just two-thirds of the Cato Institute’s suggested cuts, that saves $281 billion. How about the Defense Department’s $721 billion? Much of that money could be saved if the administration just shrank the military’s mission to its most important role: protecting us and our borders from those who wish us harm. Today, we have more than 50,000 soldiers in Germany, 30,000 in Japan and 9,000 in Britain. Those countries should pay for their own defense. Cato’s military cuts add up to $150 billion.
I’ve now cut enough to put us $2 billion in surplus! Can we go further? “Repeal Obamacare,” syndicated columnist Deroy Murdock said. Reason magazine editor Matt Welch wants to cut the Department of Homeland Security, “something that we did without 10 years ago.” But don’t we need Homeland Security to keep us safe? “We already have law enforcement in this country that pays attention to these things. This is a heavily bureaucratized organization. “Cut the Commerce Department,” Mary O’Grady of The Wall Street Journal said. “If you take out the census work that it does, you would save $8 billion. And the rest of what it does is really just collect money for the president from business.” As the bureaucrats complain about proposals to make tiny cuts, it’s good to remember that disciplined government could make cuts that get us to a surplus in one year. But even a timid Congress could make swift progress if it wanted to. If it just froze spending at today’s levels, it would almost balance the budget by 2017. If spending were limited to 1 percent growth each year, the budget would balanced in 2019. And if the crowd in Washington would limit spending growth to about 2 percent a year, the red ink would almost disappear in 10 years. As you see, the budget can be cut. Only politics stand in the way. John Stossel is host of “Stossel” on the Fox Business Network.
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Jacqueline Palumberi I want to share my experience with the great Oklahoma spirit. We recently moved here to share in the spirit of God, family and country. The recent winter storm left us stranded in our neighborhood for several days. The main roads were fine due to the hard work of our city crews but they do have limited equipment to help in the neighborhoods. The owner of El Vaquero, Gustavo, was my hero recently. I saw him with his snow removal equipment for his restaurant and asked if he could help clear the intersection where I live ,especially in light of the new storm coming in. I offered to pay him but he said absolutely not. His kind deed was especially helpful as my husband has a physical problem and I might have the need to take him to the hospital. Where I moved from this would not have happened. ... Gustavo has a great Oklahoma spirit ... Wanted to share a positive. There are too many negatives in
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I get the impression that Stillwater schools cannot afford to maintain our schools. The schools decay - we vote on a new bond issue. I was planning to vote until I saw the proposed Will Rogers concept drawings showing an all-glass building. It reminded me of the architectural waste of OSU's buildings built in the 80s and 90s like the glass aquarium north of the library. Over the next 50 years how much will it cost to cool and heat this all glass aquarium of a school? Maybe we will need a another bond to pay for utilities. The proposed Will Rogers concept drawings had a flat roof as far as I could tell. How about a pitched 50-year steel roof this time? There has got to be a better way for both the schools and taxpayers. Go back to the drawing board, design an energy efficient
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school, then maybe next time I will vote yes. h t t p : / / w w w. s t i l l w a t e r schools.com/district/bondinformation
Response “Conduct Unacceptable at a High School Game.” As I read this Letter to the Editor in the Jan. 28 issue of the NewsPress, I was overcome with many emotions. Although everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I found the criticism very biased and unfairly weighted. To judge a person or their leadership abilities based on a single expressed opinion is somewhat hypercritical. The game was definitely a much anticipated rematch and a truly heart-wrenching first half for the Glencoe High School fans, as our team was obviously not playing to their potential. I would agree that the referees did seem young and inexperienced and made inexperienced calls for both teams.
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However, they obviously did not sense harassment or intimidation as it was the Glencoe team that received a technical foul and an intentional foul late in the game. Comments were made to the referees by both the Glencoe and Mulhall-Orlando coaches concerning questionable calls, as they should have. A good coach will defend his team. He will go to bat for them when he feels they are being wronged. To be limited to a single comment or gesture in a game where multiple infractions were missed by one or both of the referees is preposterous, even at the junior high level. I agree that our coach was more vocal but that, in no way, makes him irresponsible, unsportsmanlike or lacking in leadership qualities. Coaches are expected to teach players discipline, commitment, pride, competition, teamwork, how to be humble in victory, how to learn from defeat — all the qualities that represent sportsmanship. These qualities they will take beyond their high school years and use well into their adult life. At some point, they will
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have to exercise their assertive quality, which is what our coach did that Tuesday night in Mulhall. What wasn't seen by everyone in the stands was the gesture of good will extended to the referees by our coach after the game. They also haven't seen our coach the administrator who works hard every day to make sure our school is safe and secure. Or, our coach the kind, soft-hearted giant who interacts with the elementary students. They don't see our coach the dad who has the best interest of his kids at heart. Or our coach the grandpa who carries his granddaughter around after the games, and our coach the family man who shows appreciation to his mom, his sisters and others who have come to support his team. Most of all, they don't see the players who admire, respect and appreciate the dedication of our coach. There are many valuable aspects of an athletic program and, in my opinion, our coach is our most valuable asset.
Shelly Cook Glencoe
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â€˜Justified,â€™ back for season two, is worth watching By Rob Owen Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
FXâ€™s modern-day Western, â€œJustified,â€? returns for its second season, and once again reminds viewers of the value in investing in guest characters. This story of slow-burn deputy U.S. marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) makes an effort to explore the lives of its one-episode-and-out
bad guys. While most TV shows offer up straw men, â€œJustifiedâ€? gives its colorful villains more shades, more depth. The season premiere (9 p.m. Wednesday) is a little clunky as it cleans up the mess left after the first-season finale â€” the sooner the show moves beyond that, the better â€” but then gets on to introducing a new Harlan County crime family with a particularly ruthless matriarch,
Elton John, Paul Simon to be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame presenters NEW YORK (AP) â€” Elton John recently made an album with his longtime idol, Leon Russell. Now heâ€™ll do the induction honors when Russell is ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. Russell and John are up for a Grammy award for their work on the joint album â€œThe Union.â€? John wonâ€™t be the only Rock and Roll Hall of Famer honoring the 2011 class on March 14. Paul Simon will induct Neil Diamond, and Neil Young will induct Tom Waits. Also, Rob Zombie will induct Alice Cooper while John Legend will induct Dr. John. And Bette Midler will pay tribute to Darlene Love. The induction ceremony will be in New York City and will be aired on March 20 on the Fuse network.
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Mags Bennett (Margo Martindale, cast wonderfully against type). The Bennetts appear to be around for the long haul and the family includes three sons of varying degrees of stupidity, all full of criminal intent. Last seasonâ€™s quasi-nemesis, Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins, â€œThe Shieldâ€?), continues to lurk in the shadows while proclaiming his innocence: â€œJust because Iâ€™ve shot the occasional
person doesnâ€™t mean Iâ€™m a thief.â€? But the true star is the language inspired by the prose of author Elmore Leonard, who created the Givens character. Whether itâ€™s Raylanâ€™s father wishing ill on another or Raylan trying to talk down a child molester, â€œJustifiedâ€? is at its most engrossing when the dialogue erupts with dark comedic force. â€œNow, look, normally I would
have shot you myself the second you pulled (your gun),â€? Raylan tells a lawbreaker, â€œbut I am doing my level best to avoid the paperwork and self-recrimination that comes with it. Lord knows youâ€™re the kind who makes it worth it more.â€? That kind of sharp writing makes â€œJustifiedâ€? worth watching. (Distributed by Scripps Howard News Service)
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Stillwater Farmers’ Market By Jacqui Savage Market public relations
Vegetables at the market this week will be winter squashes including sweet dumpling, acorn and Kabocha; lettuces including corn salad (Mache); and micro greens. Shoppers will also find fresh herbs; and potted window herbs. Other available foods grown or made locally include beef, jams and jellies, tamales and enchiladas. Handmade breads include loaves, scones, cinnamon rolls and quick breads and handmade dog biscuits. Santa Fe-style Mexican food includes salsa fresca, home-style canned salsa, enchiladas, tamales, appetizers and desserts. Shoppers will also find a choice of goat cheeses and bird house gourds available. The Stillwater Farmers’ Market winter market is at Cowboy Mall (at Hall of Fame and Monroe) on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Shepherd’s Pie Mashed potatoes 1 1/2 pounds potatoes 1/3 cup milk 1 1/2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons light cream cheese 1 tablespoon chives chopped or 1/2 dried Lamb mixture 1 pound ground lamb or mutton 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium carrot, diced 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 cup frozen peas 2 teaspoons fresh thyme minced or 1 teaspoon dried 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1 1/2 tablespoons flour 1 cup beef bouillon Place potatoes in pot of cold water. Bring to boil and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain potatoes, and run cold water over to cool. Peel potatoes or run through a food mill or mash with skins on. Heat milk, butter and cream cheese in pot. When butter is melted blend in cream cheese and add potatoes and chives. Mash and stir to incorporate all ingredients. Set aside. In skillet, heat oil. Saute onion until limp. Stir in garlic and cook for another few minutes. Add carrots and celery and cook till fork tender. Stir in the peas, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Pour into casserole. Heat pan; add a little olive oil and meat. Cook until lamb is completely cooked and brown. Sprinkle flour over browned meat and stir to mix with meat. Slowly add liquid, stirring constantly. Cook until thick. Add vegetables and blend. Then pour into casserole, and top with mashed potatoes, spreading potatoes to cover. Add a few pats of butter to top (optional). Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
Valentine’s Day is chance to do something nice for someone It’s almost St. Valentine’s Day. Do you have your valentines ready? In interviews with 20 people, 16 of them said what they remembered most about St. Valentine’s Day were the boxes in school. Every year, they made their own boxes to hold valentines. One remembered the box she made in fourth grade. It began as a simple shoe box. They cut a rectangular hole in the cardboard lid. Her mother made a cooked paste of flour and water and showed her how to ruffle material by hand and glue it around the box. They cut a slit in the material over the hole and pasted the flaps to the inside of the lid. She kept the box for many years. One remembered decorating his box with dried leaves and rocks. One 69-year-old man remembered an incident when he was in fourth grade in a country school. A little girl came up to him at recess and said her daddy said they didn’t have any
money to buy valentines. She said she liked him, and she kissed him for her valentine. Every year they kissed on the playground on the day the valentine boxes were opened. He married her and they’ve been married for 49 years. One remembered being sick on Valentine’s Day and not being able to go to school. She was in second grade. The teacher came by her folks’ house after school and brought the girl’s valentine box. Together, they opened the box and read the valentine messages. Then the teacher gave her a quick lesson in reading and arithmetic and was asked to stay for supper. The little girl was allowed to get out of bed and eat at the table with her teacher. She remembered that incident and eventually became a teacher. We influence others by our kindnesses. Even something as small as a valentine makes a difference.
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Club Notes • Stillwater League of Women Voters will have its annual banquet and silent auction fundraiser Tuesday. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Meditations, 1205 N. Country Club Road. Dinner will be at 7 p.m. Oklahoma State University Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies Pam Fry will speak about “Challenges of Education.” She is the former dean of the College of Education.
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Musicales deadline extended Stillwater NewsPress
The reservation deadline for two of the Oklahoma State University Friends of Music spring musicales has been extended. Last weekâ€™s snow slowed mail and prevented people from making reservations in person when the university was closed, so the deadline for â€œJazz in the Afternoonâ€? and
â€œWine and Dine with the Musically Sublimeâ€? will be Feb. 14, said Barbara Gish, a co-host for one of them. â€œJazz in the Afternoonâ€? will be from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Atherton Hotel. Hosts are Anne Cummins, Jeri Seefeldt and Nancy Fisher. Faculty members Jeff Loeffert, Todd Malicoate, Jonathan Martin and Paul Compton will per-
form, along with students Clay Raun and Scott Taylor. â€œWine and Dine with the Musically Sublimeâ€? will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 20. Roger and Martha McMillian will host, with co-hosts Gish, Marge McMillian, Carol and Kent Olson and Jackie and Carl Weinaug. Clarinetist Babette Belter, pianist Heather Lanners and bassist George Speed will perform.
Elephant Revival members â€˜excitedâ€™ about coming back to Stillwater By Chase Rheam firstname.lastname@example.org
Elephant Revival, a band based out of Nederland, Colo., is set to perform for the Stillwater community at Eskimo Joeâ€™s on Feb. 12. Band members include Oklahomans Bonnie Paine and Sage Cook. Paine plays the djembe, washboard and musical saw and sings. Cook plays the electric banjo and guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin and viola and also sings. Other members are Daniel Rodriguez on acoustic/electric guitar and banjo, Bridget Law on fiddle and vocals and Dango Rose on double-bass, mandolin, banjo and vocals. While the band claims Nederland as their home, Rose said, members have roots everywhere. â€œWe have roots all over the country, but we do have some specialized roots in northeastern Oklahoma, up in the green country near Tahlequah, where weâ€™ve all gathered time and time again over the past seven years or so,â€? said Rose. The group officially began in 2006, he said. â€œWeâ€™ve gotten together through music festivals, conferences and travels all across America and the world,â€? he said. The bandâ€™s self-titled debut album was released in 2008. Its follow up, â€œBreak in the Clouds,â€? was released near the end of 2010. â€œThat is our second album and we are very excited about that and looking forward to sharing it with everyPhoto Provided one on our travels,â€? Rose said. Elephant Revival â€” Bridget Law, Bonnie Paine, The album debuted at No. 2 on iTunes Singer/SongDango Rose, Daniel Rodriguez and Sage Cook writer chart, said Rose. â€” will play Saturday in Stillwater. He describes Elephant Revivalâ€™s sound as a mix. â€œItâ€™s a mix of all different styles and traditions and itâ€™s almost all original music, so we all have different song writing styles and different backgrounds and it comes together to form an amalgamation of sounds and styles and personalities to become one thing which is the Elephant Revival, which some people have been terming as transcendental folk music,â€? he said. He said the band has been off since December, but is looking forward to getting back on tour. â€œWeâ€™ve had a long break,â€? he said. â€œWeâ€™ve had a few shows here and there and weâ€™re just looking to hit the road on Feb. 3 and weâ€™re going to be touring the whole month of February.â€? The bandâ€™s show in Stillwater will start at 10 p.m., and admission is free. Rose recalls the band playing here once before. â€œYeah, weâ€™re excited to be coming back,â€? he said. For more information on Elephant Revival, go to www.elephantrevival.com.
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Library Shelf By Mary Leslie Stillwater Public Library
The first part of each new year is dedicated to awards and honors for something outstanding, marvelous and exceptional from the previous year. We have the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild awards, the Academy Awards and the Grammys. The Association for Library Service to Children (a division of the American Library Association) also presents awards at this time. The Caldecott Medal and the Newbery Medal are one of the highest honors awarded to illustrators and authors of childrenâ€™s books. The Caldecott Medal, presented every year since 1938, is named after Randolph Caldecott, a 19th century English illustrator of picture books. Books selected must have exceptional illustrations, not only for quality, but for the relationship of pictures to story. The illustrations must enhance the story and convey the meaning of the story without words. The illustrator must be a citizen or resident of the United States. The 2011 winner of the Caldecott Medal is â€œA Sick Day for Amos McGee,â€? written and illustrated by Erin E. Stead. This is a lovely story about friendship and giving. Two books won 2011 Caldecott Medal Honors: â€œDave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slaveâ€? by Laban Carrick Hill, illustrated by Bryan Collier, and â€œInterrupting Chickenâ€? written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein. The Newbery Medal, presented every year since 1922, is named after John Newbery, an 18th century British publisher and bookseller who made childrenâ€™s literature a profitable part of the market. The award is given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The 2011 winner of the Newbery Medal is â€œMoon Over Manifestâ€? by Clare Vanderpool. In her book, the author emphasizes the importance of stories for the understanding of our past, present and future. The 2011 Newbery Medal Honors go to â€œTurtle in Paradiseâ€? by Jennifer L. Holm; â€œHeart of a Samuraiâ€? by Margi Preus; â€œDark Emperor and Other Poems of the Nightâ€? by Joyce Sidman; and â€œOne Crazy Summerâ€? by Rita Williams-Garcia. The lists of all the past recipients of the Caldecott and Newbery Honors are in the childrenâ€™s section of the library. Iâ€™m sure you remember many of the books from your own childhood. The library tries to keep copies of each of the books in our collection. Each honoree is labeled on the spine with either Caldecott or Newbery stickers. If you need help finding the books, please ask at the help desks (or email@example.com).
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DRILL Cowgirls game free tonight Another winter storm. Another free ticket night for OSU basketball fans. There will be no admission charge for tonight’s women’s basketball game between Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. Tip time is 7 p.m. at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The game will be broadcast on KGFY (105.5 FM). Oklahoma State (13-8, 1-7) has lost four in a row heading into the game against Texas Tech (16-6, 35). Texas Tech also is looking to break a losing streak. They have lost five straight.
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Pioneer basketball now Mon. The Stillwater High School vs. Enid boys and girls basketball games will be played Monday at the Stillwater Pioneer Fieldhouse. The girls game will be played at 6:30 p.m. The boys game will follow. Senior night activities also will be held.
Western team on the road The No. 4. Oklahoma State equestrian western team (61) travels to Las Cruces, N.M. on Saturday to face the New Mexico State Aggies (4-1) at th New Mexico State Equestrian Center. The Cowgirls defeated the Kansas State Wildcats, 12-6. The western team dominated, beating the Wildcats 6-2 and picking up both MVPs. The OSU western team has earned 13 of 14 possible MVPs and holds a 45-19-7 record in head-tohead competition this year. The New Mexico State western team is 4-1, coming of a 3-1 victory over Fresno State. The squad also is o a four-competition winning streak.
Star watch TUESDAY Basketball Tony Allen, Oklahoma State, G, Memphis: Started and scored 27 points and had 1 assist in 40 minutes of play in a 105101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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Former Oklahoma State University women's basketball player Andrea Riley will play for the WNBA's Tulsa Shock in the 2011 season. She recently was traded from the Los Angeles Sparks to the Tulsa franchise.
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A familiar face will be on the court in Tulsa. Former Oklahoma State University women’s basketball star Andrea Riley will be playing for the Tulsa Shock next season. The Shock’s first game will be June 4 in San Antonio. The home opener will be June 10 also against San Antonio. Tulsa acquired Riley from the Los Angeles Sparks in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2012 WNBA draft. Riley averaged 3.4 points and 1 assist per game coming off the bench. She averaged 7.7 minutes of court time for Los Angeles. “... I’m excited to be in front of fans who watched me play for four years,” Riley said. Tulsa is glad to have Riley on the team, Shock President Steve Swetoha said. “I have heard nothing but great things about her on and off the court. I had a chance to talk to Andrea briefly the day she was traded and she is so excited to become part of our organization,” he said. Riley’s playing time expanded last season when the Sparks
played twice in Tulsa. In those games, Riley averaged 11 points and 14.5 minutes of playing time. “When we came back and Riley played in Tulsa, I really did not know that as many people would come out and watch like that,” Riley said, surprised by the allegiance of Oklahoma State and Tulsa fans that came to see her play. Riley said she learned a lot from WNBA veterans during her rookie season with the Sparks. “I listened to all the veterans (in Los Angeles) and they taught me a lot of things, they kept me positive and stayed in my ear,” she said. The transition from college to the pros was huge, Riley said, because all the WNBA players are former college stars. “I learned that some of the things you did in college you can’t do here. ... It was a big adjustment for me,” she said. Tulsa Shock head coach Nolan Richardson said he was
SHS swim teams win conference meet Staff report
LAWTON – Stillwater High’s boys and girls swimming teams won the Centennial Conference meet Tuesday at Fort Sill. The Pioneers rolled up 646 points to outdistance the Ponca City boys swim team which had 481. The Lady Pioneers rolled up 687 points. Lawton High was second at 306. “The kids swam well,” Stillwater High swim coach Kurt Goebel said. Mac Johnson qualified for the state meet with his third-place finish in the 100-meter butterfly. His state qualifying time was 1:09.43. The Stillwater boys and girls 200-meter medley and freestyle and 400-meter freestyle relay teams captured first place in their events. SHS’ Bailey McCullough and Clark Hattey took firsts in the 200-meter freestyle events. Stillwater’s Sydney Goad and Blair Johnson won their races in the 200-meter individual medley. McCullough also took first in the 100-meter butterfly. Hattey took first in the 400-meter freestyle as well. Goad claimed first in the girls 100-meter backstroke. Blair Johnson took first in the 100-meter breaststroke. SHS’ Lauren Terry claimed first in the girls 400-meter freestyle.
glad Riley was returning to Oklahoma to play basketball for Tulsa. “She’s a young lady who had a brilliant career in Stillwater. Now she’s back on the grounds where she had such great success and we are excited about that,” Richardson said. Oklahoma State University coach Kurt Budke said he thought the trade to Tulsa would be good for Riley. “It’s fun for her to come back to Tulsa. Andrea had great relationships with the Oklahoma State fans and fans in general in this state,” Budke said. Veterans rule in the WNBA, Budke said. The Sparks were a veteran team and Riley’s playing time was limited. A new coach and a young team will help Riley get more playing time and improve her game, Budke said. “I hope she can put more fans in the seats and keep that Tulsa franchise going,” he said. NOTES: Riley is expecting a child, Budke said. If it’s a boy, the child will be named Kurt. If it’s a girl, Katrina. “Either way she’s honoring her old coach and I appreciate that,” he said.
The postseason begins this weekend for several area basketball teams with district tournaments set Friday in Class A and B. The toughest task ahead for area teams would fall to the Frontier and Glencoe boys teams. Both squads are in the Area 3 section, which showcases five of the top 15 teams in Class A — the most of any area tournament for that classification. “I do think we have a tough Area with a lot of good teams, but if you’re good enough to get to the state tournament you’ve got to beat good teams to get there,” Frontier boys coach Bob Weckstein said. “So we never really fret about that. If you’re good enough, you’ll get to the state tournament.” Frontier is the top-ranked team in Class A, Area 3 with its No. 3 ranking, while Glencoe is also one of the five ranked teams in the area with its No. 13 ranking. “Obviously Frontier and (No. 6ranked) Hydra-Eakly are the top two ranked teams in our area, but the one that everybody is talking about now is Kiefer (ranked No. 14),” Glencoe coach John Lazenby said. “Kiefer has won 13 or 14 in a row and have just been climbing up the polls since the areas were announced.” Both area teams will host district play this weekend and both will have first-round byes — which guarantees them a spot in the regional play, though they will go to different locations. “Now I think, and I’m sure some people may disagree with me, but I feel the home court advantage in basketball is bigger than in any other sport,” Lazenby said. “Shooting in the same gym that you practice in day-in and day-out is a huge advantage. Your home fans are also more apt to come out and be at the game and obviously the players don’t have to worry about traveling. So it’s huge.” For the Frontier squad, this year is a chance to redeem a near miss from a year ago. Last year, the Frontier boys fell to Binger-Oney in a Class B area championship, 4133. “I have four seniors that know what it takes to win ball games, so I don’t have to give any big speech to motivate these guys,” Weckstein. “They got beat in the area finals last year. They were a half away from going to the state tournament, so they’re pretty hungry and they’ve been hungry all year.” Meanwhile in Glencoe, the Panthers are hoping to have put the pieces together to make a return trip to state. Glencoe returned just two key components from last year’s state qualifying team. See ➤ Area, page A14
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147 Legals (Published in the Stillwater NewsPress January 26 and February 2, 9, 2011 3t.) IN THE DISTRICT COURT WITHIN AND FOR PAYNE COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. THE HEIRS, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, D E V I S E E S , TRUSTEES, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS OF LUCRETIA A. THOMAS, DECEASED, AND UNKNOWN SUCCESSORS, et al., Defendant(s). No. CJ-10-616 JUDGE KISTER NOTICE BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: THE HEIRS, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, DEVISEES, TRUSTEES, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS OF LUCRETIA A. THOMAS, DECEASED, AND UNKNOWN SUCCESSORS TAKE NOTICE that you have been sued by Flagstar Bank, FSB, and that you must answer the Petition of said Plaintiff on file in said cause on or before the 22nd day of March, 2011, or the allegations of said Petition will be taken as true and judgment rendered against you, awarding the Plaintiff a first mortgage lien upon the following described real estate situated in Payne County, Oklahoma, towit: Lot Eight (8), in Block Five (5), PERKINS COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION ONE, a subdivision of the Northeast Quarter (NE/4) of Section Six (6), Township
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Bureau Mutual Insurance Company vs. Rachel Leeann Lemmons; Case No: CS-2010-433, by publication is specifically directed to Rachel Leeann Lemmons, whose whereabouts are unknown. The nature of this suit against you is an automobile accident you were involved in on December 2, 2008. Plaintiff claim damages against you in the amount of $2,067.96. Unless you answer the petition on or before February 28, 2011 a judgment will be taken in favor of Oklahoma Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company and against you for $2,067.96. By Teri M. Sahs Deputy Court Clerk (SEAL) M. Christian TolenOBA#19238 LAWSON, KING & SHELTON, P.L.L.C. 10777 South Memorial, Suite C Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133-7351 (918)369-9980 (918)369-9981 (Facsimile) ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF(S)
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(Published in the Stillwater NewsPress February 2, 9, 16, 2011 3t.) IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR PAYNE COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA OKLAHOMA FARM BUREAU MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY Plaintiff, vs. RACHEL LEEANN L E M M O N S , Defendant. Case No: CS-2010433 Judge Stephen R. Kistler NOTICE OF PUBLICATION TO: RACHEL LEEANN LEMMONS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a petition had been filed against you in the District Court of Payne County, Oklahoma in an action entitled Oklahoma Farm
(Published in the Stillwater NewsPress February 9, 2011 1t.) NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FY2012. The COEDD Area Agency on Aging, a department of the Central Oklahoma E c o n o m i c Development District, is accepting proposals to provide the following services to persons age 60+ years for the grant years 2012 through 2014 beginning July 01, 2011, and ending June 30, 2014 (pending availability of federal and state funds to COEDD, funding amounts listed in this notice are for one fiscal year). LEGAL SERVICES $22,594 for three counties (any combination of Payne, Pawnee, Lincoln, Hughes, Seminole, O k f u s k e e , Pottawatomie) providing at minimum the following services: Legal Assistance; Legal Education. NUTRITION SERVICES $ 961,070.00 for three counties (Seminole,
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and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” The difference between the right play and the almost right play may be the difference between a plus score and a minus score. This deal is an example. How would you plan the play in three no-trump after West leads the spade three? The auction was quantitative and straightforward. You have seven top tricks: two spades, two diamonds and three clubs. And there is a
natural assumption that the clubs will provide the extra two winners that you need. The equally natural play is to win the first trick and lead a club to dummy’s queen. You know that if East has all four clubs, you can pick up his jack with a finesse of your 10. Here, though, when East discards a diamond, you cannot recover. How could you know that West has all four clubs? What was West’s lead? Right -- the spade three. And since you can see the two in the dummy, West has led
from a four-card suit. If he had been void in clubs, he would have had at least five cards in one of the red suits. And since length rules in no-trump, surely he would have led from that suit, not a spade. So, you should play West for four clubs by cashing your ace first. Then you can lead clubs twice through West to pick up the whole suit without loss and take two spades, two diamonds and five clubs. Always read the opening lead, then work out what else it implies -- if anything! Copyright 2011, UFS
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“John, my son, is a junior and was our leading scorer last year and is again this year, while Austin Ellis is our returning post player and they both have vast playoff experience,” Lazenby said. “... We started out the season 0-2 and at one point were 3-3 and now we are 18-6. Early in the season, you could see this group hadn’t played together very much. It took us up until Christmas before we started clicking. Now we are playing pretty good ball. “If you think back, of our six losses — two to Frontier, one to Pawnee, one to Ripley, one to Mulhall-Orlando and one to Yale — all of our losses were to ranked opponents. So we’ve moved along and really gotten to gel.” But one thing is for certain with both teams. Though they may be guaranteed to play in the regional tournament, a victory on Saturday would make their road to state a lot easier. “Getting that first round bye is nice because you don’t have to play in that do or die game,” Lazenby said. “If you lose on Saturday, that means you have to win three games in regional and three games in area to advance to state. Now there have been teams that have battled their way through that, but you want to stay out of the loser’s bracket as long as you can.” Scheduled to play on Friday will be Morrison girls and boys teams in Class A, Area 1. Both teams will travel to Garber and will play the host school, with the girls playing at 6:30 p.m. and the boys game to follow. The winners will move on to face Pond Creek-Hunter on Saturday in Garber — with the girls game at 6:30 p.m. and the boys game following. In other Class A, Area 3 action, Agra’s girls will be in action at Glencoe Friday. Agra will face Glencoe at 6:30 p.m. with the winner advancing to face Olive on Saturday at 6:30 p.m., which will be followed by the boys district championship game between Glencoe and the Agra-Olive winner. The Frontier girls team — which is looking for a return trip to state after qualifying for the Class B tournament last year — will play on Friday against Prue at 6:30 p.m. at Frontier and the winner will advance to Saturday’s game against Oilton at 6:30 p.m. In Class B, Area 2, three area schools face off. Friday, Coyle’s girls will face Wanette at 6:30 p.m. at Asher with the winner facing Asher at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The Coyle boys have a first-round bye and will face the winner of Friday’s matchup between Asher and Wanette. The district final will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday in Asher. Carney and Mulhall-Orlando are also in Class B, Area 2. The boys and girls teams will face each other on Saturday at Mulhall-Orlando — with the girls starting off action at 6:30 p.m. Both teams automatically advance to regional play. The teams that advance to the district finals automatically advance to regional play, but will be separated into the winners and losers brackets based on the outcome of the district final. The three-day regional tournaments for Class A and B will begin Feb. 17. In the case bad weather force postponements, Lazenby said the OSSAA informed them that district championship games have to be done by Tuesday — which Lazenby said could open the possibility of playing the first round games on Saturday if teams can’t travel Friday, with the finals on Monday.
Local schedule Note: Times are approximate
Women’s College basketball Texas Tech at Oklahoma State women, 7 p.m. (Gallagher-Iba Arena) Free admission.
Swimming Prep Centennial Conference Championships Tuesday at Fort Sill (Lawton) Girls team results — 1. Stillwater, 687; 2. Lawton, 306; 3. Ponca City, 200; 4. Eisenhower, 49. Boys team results — 1. Stillwater, 646; 2. Ponca City, 481; 3. Eisenhower, 246; 4. Lawton, 168. Girls 200 SC Meter Medley Relay — 1, Stillwater Pioneers 'A' (Goad, Sydney , McCullough, Bailey R, Carman, Courtney , Groncki, Joy ), 2:19.49 SQT. 2, Stillwater Pioneers 'B' (Terry, Lauren, Dempsey, Elizabeth, Haseley, Kelsey D, Woods, Abbie M), 2:32.16 SQT. 3, Lawton High SchoolOK 'A' (Little, Sara , Cabrey, Becca , Halverson, Anna , Halverson, Ellen ), 2:33.65. 4, Ponca City High School 'A' (Klinger, Hadley , Wigley, Samantha , Gladd, Whitney , Myers, Madison ), 2:58.97. 5, Lawton High School-OK 'B' (Shrewsberry, Yazzy , Herrick, Jessie , Knox, Cheyenne , Golemon, Rachel ), 2:59.32. --, MacArthur High School-OK 'A' (Chao, Karen , Calhoun, LeAnn , Lusher, Rachel , Duran, Sabrina ), X2:30.12 SQT. Boys 200 SC Meter Medley Relay — 1, Stillwater Pioneers 'A' (Hattey, Clark, Johnson, Blair E, Johnson, Mac C, Higgins, Michael), 2:01.65 SQT. 2, Ponca City High School 'A' (Barrick, Kyle , Lawrence, Andrew , Kitchell, Dylan , Owens, Tyler ), 2:02.52 SQT. 3, Eisenhower High SchoolOK 'A' (Lefebvre, Mitchell , McCoy, Brandon, Mitchell, Rowdy , Montgomery, Kevin ), 2:06.37 SQT. 4, Stillwater Pioneers 'B' (Norman, Cooper, Hall, Tommy M, Njaa, Layne, Ogle, Jesse S), 2:17.94. --, MacArthur High School-OK 'A' X2:20.43. -, Ponca City High School 'B' (Kitchell, Christian , Stockwell, Robert , Sullivan, Tim , Gregg, Jeremy), DQ. Girls 200 SC Meter Freestyle — 1, McCullough, Bailey R, Pioneers, 2:20.75 SQT. 2, Terry, Lauren, Pioneers, 2:36.32. 3, Woods, Abbie M, Pioneers, 2:45.07. 4, Halverson, Ellen, LHS-OK, 2:46.36. 5, Young, Bryanna, PCH, 2:48.11. 6, Altman,
Kaitlyn, Pioneers, 2:48.55. --, Duran, Sabrina, MAC-OK, X2:38.15. Boys 200 SC Meter Freestyle — 1, Hattey, Clark, Pioneers, 2:10.34 SQT. 2, Cabrey, Conner, LHS-OK, 2:15.12 SQT. 3, McCoy, Brandon, IKE-OK, 2:20.09. 4, Gregg, Jeremy, PCH, 2:21.49. 5, El Hamati, Hisham I, Pioneers, 2:22.04. 6, Schipper, Tanner, PCH, 2:23.02. 7, Norman, Cooper, Pioneers, 2:23.69. 8, Harris, Hamilton, Pioneers, 2:24.71. 9, Fairbanks, Scott, PCH, 2:31.65. 10, Stockwell, Robert, PCH, 2:44.60. 11, Patrick, Grant, LHS-OK, 2:44.63. 12, Knottek, James, LHS-OK, 2:55.61. --, ValleQuinones, Isaiah, MACOK, X2:42.61. --, Spencer, Lucas, MACOK, X3:09.02. --, Diaz, David, IKE-OK, DQ. Girls 200 SC Meter IM — 1, Goad, Sydney, Pioneers, 2:52.07 SQT. 2, Carman, Courtney, Pioneers, 2:52.21 SQT. 3, Dempsey, Elizabeth, Pioneers, 3:01.10. 4, Njaa, Brynne, Pioneers, 3:09.35. Boys 200 SC Meter IM — 1, Johnson, Blair E, Pioneers, 2:22.78 SQT. 2, Lawrence, Andrew, PCH, 2:26.35 SQT. 3, Owens, Tyler, PCH, 2:38.97. 4, Johnson, Mac C, Pioneers, 2:39.67. 5, Tree, Matthew, Pioneers, 2:43.37. 6, Njaa, Layne, Pioneers, 2:56.38. 7, Black, Joe, IKE-OK, 3:10.22. --, Roger, Forest, Pioneers, X3:13.17. --, Roquemore, Brock, PCH, DQ. Girls 50 SC Meter Freestyle — 1, Myers, Madison, PCH, 28.96 SQT. 2, Whetstine, Morgan, Pioneers, 31.39. 3, Groncki, Joy, Pioneers, 31.60. 4, Cabrey, Becca, LHSOK, 33.03. 5, Little, Sara, LHS-OK, 34.80. 6, Spivey, Katelyn B, Pioneers, 36.09. 7, McGuirk, Kimberly, IKE-OK, 39.22. 8, Holt, Kendra, Pioneers, 39.73. 9, Shrewsberry, Yazzy, LHS-OK, 40.63. --, Chao, Karen, MAC-OK, X30.36 SQT. --, Lusher, Rachel, MAC-OK, X33.27. --, Beckmann, Danielle, MAC-OK, X44.53. --, Adams, Marrissa, MAC-OK, X47.53. Boys 50 SC Meter Freestyle — 1, Barrick, Kyle, PCH, 26.95 SQT. 2, Kitchell, Dylan, PCH, 26.98 SQT. 3, McCoy, Brandon, IKE-OK, 27.16 SQT. 4, Higgins, Michael, Pioneers, 27.64 SQT. 5, Myers, Garret, PCH, 28.00 SQT. 6, Patrick, Cole, LHSOK, 28.04 SQT. 7, Ogle, Jesse S, Pioneers, 28.93. 8, Batschelett, Garrett, PCH, 29.46. 9, Rapalo, Cody, IKE-OK, 29.56. 10, Payne, Blake R, Pioneers, 29.60. 11, Hall, Tommy M, Pioneers, 30.23. 12, Black, Joe, IKE-OK, 30.73. 13, Kantowski, Lee, LHSOK, 33.12. --, Ruff, Zachary, MAC-OK, X28.50. --, Torres, Kelii, MAC-OK, X29.55. --, Davis, Jacob, MAC-OK, X29.74. Girls 100 SC Meter Butterfly — 1, McCullough, Bailey R, Pioneers, 1:12.55 SQT. 2, Gladd, Whitney, PCH, 1:15.90 SQT. 3, Carman, Courtney, Pioneers, 1:21.26. 4, Haseley, Kelsey D, Pioneers, 1:26.56. 5, Rackley, Emma, Pioneers, 1:32.97. Boys 100 SC Meter Butterfly — 1, Lefebvre, Mitchell, IKE-OK, 1:05.65 SQT. 2, Kitchell, Dylan, PCH, 1:07.05 SQT. 3, Johnson, Mac C, Pioneers, 1:09.43 SQT.
4, Tree, Matthew, Pioneers, 1:15.39. 5, Clark, Charles, Pioneers, 1:16.53. 6, Fairbanks, Scott, PCH, 1:25.67. 7, Pfeifer, Christian, Pioneers, 1:31.57. --, Davis, Jacob, MAC-OK, X1:13.80. --, Torres, Kelii, MAC-OK, X1:21.11. --, Sullivan, Tim, PCH, DQ. Girls 100 SC Meter Freestyle — 1, Myers, Madison, PCH, 1:03.87 SQT. 2, Gladd, Whitney, PCH, 1:08.33 SQT. 3, Groncki, Joy, Pioneers, 1:10.96. 4, Whetstine, Morgan, Pioneers, 1:11.28. 5, Woods, Abbie M, Pioneers, 1:12.79. 6, Golemon, Rachel, LHS-OK, 1:16.47. 7, Cook, Amanda, IKEOK, 1:20.70. 8, McGuirk, Kimberly, IKEOK, 1:28.67. 9, Herrick, Jessie, LHS-OK, 1:36.55. --, Duran, Sabrina, MAC-OK, X1:10.71. --, Lusher, Rachel, MAC-OK, X1:16.32. --, Calhoun, LeAnn, MAC-OK, X1:16.79. --, Crumpton, Ivana, MAC-OK, X1:39.70. Boys 100 SC Meter Freestyle — 1, Barrick, Kyle, PCH, 58.51 SQT. 2, Cabrey, Conner, LHS-OK, 59.17 SQT. 3, El Hamati, Hisham I, Pioneers, 1:02.94. 4, Higgins, Michael, Pioneers, 1:03.05. 5, Mitchell, Rowdy, IKEOK, 1:03.17. 6, Gregg, Jeremy, PCH, 1:03.39. 7, Montgomery, Kevin, IKE-OK, 1:05.34. 8, Payne, Blake R, Pioneers, 1:06.19. 9, Ogle, Jesse S, Pioneers, 1:07.24. 10, Sullivan, Tim, PCH, 1:08.85. 11, Kitchell, Christian, PCH, 1:10.07. 12, Kantowski, Lee, LHS-OK, 1:16.69. 13, Diaz, David, IKE-OK, 1:24.06. --, Ruff, Zachary, MAC-OK, X1:06.05. --, Pfeifer, Christian, Pioneers, X1:12.91. --, Stamps, Cameron, MAC-OK, X1:13.41. --, Gilbert, Trevor, Pioneers, X1:13.68. --, Busch, Alex T, Pioneers, X1:16.54. Girls 400 SC Meter Freestyle — 1, Terry, Lauren, Pioneers, 5:29.94. 2, Halverson, Anna, LHS-OK, 5:38.55. 3, Schlais, Rachel, Pioneers, 5:40.33. 4, Wigley, Samantha, PCH, 5:41.34. 5, Halverson, Ellen, LHS-OK, 5:48.77. 6, Altman, Kaitlyn, Pioneers, 5:50.96. 7, Njaa, Brynne, Pioneers, 5:57.99. Boys 400 SC Meter Freestyle — 1, Hattey, Clark, Pioneers, 4:41.95 SQT. 2, Myers, Garret, PCH, 4:49.59 SQT. 3, Harris, Hamilton, Pioneers, 5:07.73. 4, Njaa, Layne, Pioneers, 5:24.81. 5, Rapalo, Cody, IKE-OK, 5:33.40. 6, Patrick, Grant, LHSOK, 5:55.85. 7, Anderson, Ryan, Pioneers, 5:59.52. --, Gilbert, Trevor, Pioneers, X5:56.67. --, Spencer, Lucas, MAC-OK, X6:38.56. Girls 200 SC Meter Freestyle Relay — 1, Stillwater Pioneers 'A' (Whetstine, Morgan , Carman, Courtney , Dempsey, Elizabeth , Groncki, Joy ), 2:09.07 SQT. 2, Stillwater Pioneers 'B' (Woods, Abbie M , Rackley, Emma , Haseley, Kelsey D , Altman, Kaitlyn ), 2:19.12. 3, Lawton High School-OK 'A' (Herrick, Jessie , Shrewsberry, Yazzy , Knox, Cheyenne , Golemon, Rachel ), 2:36.08. --, MacArthur High School-OK 'A' (Beckmann, Danielle , Crumpton, Ivana , Adams, Marrissa , Carpenter, Lindsey),
Ripley girls beat Mulhall-Orlando Staff report
RIPLEY – The Ripley girls basketball team knocked off Class B’s No. 6 Mulhall-Orlando, 44-32, on Tuesday night. Jaclyn McKnight led Ripley’s scoring effort with 11. Karen Wilson chipped in 9 and Taelor Ladd scored 8. Libby Cyphers scored 8 to led the Lady Panthers. Heather McNeil and Brittany Bowden added 7, apiece. Ripley (18-4) will play Crescent on Thursday, weather permitting. Ripley boys 51, Mulhall-Orlando 43 RIPLEY – The Ripley boys basketball team ran its record to 15-7 by de-
feating Class B’s No. 5 ranked Mulhall-Orlando on Tuesday night. Taylor Ballard scored 20 to pace Ripley. Austin Jobes added 8. Dustin Cook led Panther scorers with 19. Mike Sears chipped in 10. Glencoe boys 86, Agra 32 GLENCOE – Five Glencoe players scored in
double figures as the Panthers defeated Agra 86-32 on Tuesday. Austin Ellis led the Panther scoring with 19. Brent Cook chipped in 18. Jake Lazenby scored 17 and Presston Stol added 12. John Lazenby knocked in 12. Jordan Walters led Agra with 10 points. The Agra girls defeated Glencoe, 47-41.
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X2:44.18. Boys 200 SC Meter Freestyle Relay — 1, Stillwater Pioneers 'A' (Higgins, Michael , El Hamati, Hisham I , Johnson, Mac C , Tree, Matthew ), 1:53.36 SQT. 2, Ponca City High School 'A' (Schipper, Tanner , Fairbanks, Scott , Batschelett, Garrett , Myers, Garret ), 1:56.38 SQT. 3, Lawton High School-OK 'A' (Patrick, Cole , Kantowski, Lee , Knottek, James , Cabrey, Conner ), 1:58.96 SQT. 4, Stillwater Pioneers 'B' (Payne, Blake R , Norman, Cooper , Harris, Hamilton , Clark, Charles ), 1:59.04 SQT. 5, Ponca City High School 'B' (Gregg, Jeremy , Sullivan, Tim , Kitchell, Christian , Stockwell, Robert ), 2:00.27. 6, Eisenhower High School-OK 'A' (Montgomery, Kevin , Diaz, David , Black, Joe , Rapalo, Cody ), 2:04.57. Girls 100 SC Meter Backstroke — 1, Goad, Sydney, Pioneers, 1:18.45 SQT. 2, Haseley, Kelsey D, Pioneers, 1:30.80. 3, Schlais, Rachel, Pioneers, 1:30.91. 4, Young, Bryanna, PCH, 1:34.88. 5, Cook, Amanda, IKE-OK, 1:36.60. 6, Little, Sara, LHS-OK, 1:37.75. 7, Holt, Kendra, Pioneers, 1:46.29. --, Chao, Karen, MAC-OK, X1:16.01 SQT. --, Beckmann, Danielle, MAC-OK, X1:55.47. --, Crumpton, Ivana, MAC-OK, X2:05.09. Boys 100 SC Meter Backstroke — 1, Lefebvre, Mitchell, IKE-OK, 1:08.29 SQT. 2, Patrick, Cole, LHS-OK, 1:10.62 SQT. 3, Norman, Cooper, Pioneers, 1:16.30. 4, Clark, Charles, Pioneers, 1:19.98. 5, Goebel, Kyle C, Pioneers, 1:24.30. 6, Stockwell, Robert, PCH, 1:28.12. 7, Busch, Alex T, Pioneers, 1:35.00. 8, Kitchell, Christian, PCH, 1:35.11. 9, Roquemore, Brock, PCH, 1:52.27. --, ValleQuinones, Isaiah, MAC-OK, X1:23.47. --, Stamps, Cameron, MAC-OK, X1:28.86. --, Roger, Forest, Pioneers, X1:30.90. Girls 100 SC Meter Breaststroke — 1, Halverson, Anna, LHS-OK, 1:32.40. 2, Cabrey, Becca, LHS-OK, 1:34.13. 3, Dempsey, Elizabeth, Pioneers, 1:34.32. 4, Rackley, Emma, Pioneers, 1:36.59. 5, Wigley, Samantha, PCH, 1:41.80. 6, Spivey, Katelyn B, Pioneers, 1:45.85. --, Calhoun, LeAnn, MAC-OK, X1:36.89. --, Adams, Marrissa, MAC-OK, X1:55.72. Boys 100 SC Meter Breaststroke — 1, Johnson, Blair E, Pioneers, 1:13.40 SQT. 2, Lawrence, Andrew, PCH, 1:13.91SQT. 3, Owens, Tyler, PCH, 1:22.49. 4, Hall, Tommy M, Pioneers, 1:23.08. 5, Mitchell,
Rowdy, IKE-OK, 1:24.16. 6, Knottek, James, LHS-OK, 1:30.07. 7, Schipper, Tanner, PCH, 1:30.31. 8, Batschelett, Garrett, PCH, 1:30.45. 9, Anderson, Ryan, Pioneers, 1:33.32. 10, Goebel, Kyle C, Pioneers, 1:39.20. Girls 400 SC Meter Freestyle Relay — 1, Stillwater Pioneers 'A' (Whetstine, Morgan , Goad, Sydney , McCullough, Bailey R , Terry, Lauren ), 4:38.37 SQT. 2, Ponca City High School 'A' (Young, Bryanna , Wigley, Samantha , Gladd, Whitney , Myers, Madison ), 4:47.47 SQT. 3, Lawton High School-OK 'A' (Halverson, Ellen , Little, Sara , Golemon, Rachel , Halverson, Anna ), 5:09.36 SQT. 4, Stillwater Pioneers 'B' (Schlais, Rachel , Altman, Kaitlyn , Rackley, Emma , Njaa, Brynne ), 5:22.50. 5, Lawton High School-OK 'B' (Herrick, Jessie , Shrewsberry, Yazzy , Knox, Cheyenne , Cabrey, Becca ), 6:06.20. --, MacArthur High School-OK 'A' (Duran, Sabrina , Carpenter, Lindsey , Calhoun, LeAnn , Chao, Karen ), X4:56.10 SQT. --, MacArthur High School-OK 'B' (Beckmann, Danielle , Adams, Marrissa , Crumpton, Ivana , Lusher, Rachel ), X6:29.03. Boys 400 SC Meter Freestyle Relay — 1, Stillwater Pioneers 'A' (Hattey, Clark , Johnson, Blair E , El Hamati, Hisham I , Tree, Matthew ), 4:02.19 SQT. 2, Ponca City High School 'A' (Myers, Garret , Kitchell, Dylan , Lawrence, Andrew , Barrick, Kyle ), 4:05.73 SQT. 3, Eisenhower High SchoolOK 'A' (McCoy, Brandon , Montgomery, Kevin , Mitchell, Rowdy , Lefebvre, Mitchell ), 4:11.76 SQT. 4, Ponca City High School 'B' (Schipper, Tanner , Fairbanks, Scott , Batschelett, Garrett , Owens, Tyler ), 4:30.46 SQT. 5, Stillwater Pioneers 'B' (Harris, Hamilton , Payne, Blake R , Ogle, Jesse S , Pfeifer, Christian ), 4:33.33. 6, Lawton High School-OK 'A' (Patrick, Cole , Patrick, Grant , Knottek, James , Cabrey, Conner ), 4:38.09. --, MacArthur High School-OK 'A' (Torres, Kelii , Stamps, Cameron , Davis, Jacob , Ruff, Zachary ), X4:38.26.
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