See Jennifer Clark’s gift picks on Pages 11 & 12.
Celebrate Pink Event Co-Chairman and cancer survivor Jane Webb models fashions from her store, CK & Co. Page B2
Visions Awards Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits President and CEO Marnie Taylor, center, with Tim and Liz McLaughlin. Page B1
OKC FRIDAY Vol. 52 No. 32 • Two Sections • 20 pages December 7, 2018
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SANTA BROUGHT A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
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Members of the Heritage Hall football team celebrate after winning the Class 3A state championship last Friday night at Western Heights High School. Severe weather caused the game to be delayed twice, but the Chargers eventually rolled to a 50-14 win over Sulphur for their second straight state title and fourth in the last five years. See story and more photos on Page 4.
Treatment plant could soften water By Mike W. Ray Staff Writer A proposed $2.5 million treatment plant would purify Nichols Hills’ well water to an even greater extent than it already is and, perhaps, would “soften” the water, too. The treatment plant is among $6.55 million in water system improvements that would be financed from the proceeds of a proposed $28.45 million general-obligation bond issue the Nichols Hills City Council plans to submit to city voters in February. Nichols Hills gets its drinking water from 23 wells in the subterranean Garber-Wellington See PLANT, Page 3
NHills gifted with lower utility bills By Mike W. Ray Staff Writer Nichols Hills residents will receive an early Christmas present this year: a reduction in their utility bills. The new base rate that Oklahoma City charges Nichols Hills for treating its wastewater has been slashed by almost half: from $13.22 to $6.87 per customer per month. Additionally, the $6.35 permonth rate reduction is retroactive to Jan. 1 of this year. The rate cut will be implemented in the form of a credit
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on utility bills, Nichols Hills City Manager Shane Pate said. The reduction in the base wastewater treatment rate will be offset slightly by a corresponding retroactive 39-cent increase in Oklahoma City’s cost per-thousand-gallons of water used: from $3.24 to $3.63. The average Oklahoma City customer is billed for 5,000 gallons of wastewater, according to Jennifer McClintock, public information officer for Oklahoma City’s Utilities Department. The City of Nichols Hills
charges its utility customers a base rate of $8.16 per month for sewer service and 80 cents per-thousand gallons of water consumed. The net result is that Nichols Hills residents who consume 5,000 gallons of water per month will realize a savings of $4.40 per month on their sanitary sewer bills for 2018, Pate said. The base rate Oklahoma City charges the residents of Nichols Hills for treating their wastewater will increase again next year by 21 cents, to See BILLS, Page 3
Clements pens superhero novel A local author has a new book for young adults out just in time for Christmas. “Flakman” is a superhero, action, adventure novel. Oilman and geologist Paul Clements will be signing copies of “Flakman” on Saturday, Dec.15, 3 p.m. at the Full Circle Book Store in 50 Penn Place. When six-year-old
Reginal Sodowsky escaped the assailants who killed his parents with not so much as a scratch, it became clear that this is no ordinary child. A series of tests soon reveal that not only is Reg not ordinary—he is bionic. His skin shatters weapons and he does not feel pain. As the years go on and after feeble AUTHOR PAUL CLEMENTS
See FLAKMAN, Page 2
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Leaders gather to light Menorah The eight-day holiday of Hanukkah began with a community celebration in Bricktown last Sunday night. Politicians and civic leaders gathered to celebrate the beginning of the Jewish holiday with the lighting of the Menorah. After several speakers, Senator James Lankford, Mayor David Holt and Rabbi Ovadia Goldman boarded a platform on a lift to light the first candle. The lift would not go up so Langford jumped off. It moved up slightly, then Joining in the stopped, so Holt Hanukkah celebrajumped off. Finally a tion, above from left, new power cord was Councilwoman Meg pugged into the lift Salyer, U.S. Rep. and everyone climbed Kendra Horn, U.S. back aboard for the Senator James Lankride to the top. ford and his wife, Cheers erupted Cindy. when the torch ignited the first candle. Other dignitaries in Right, Rabbi Ovadia Goldman leads the the audience included festivities to the US. Representative applause of, far right, Kendra Horn, State Edie Roodman, Sue Senator Julia Kirt, Ann Arnall and OCU State Representative Dean Steve Agee. Cyndi Munson and Councilwoman Meg
Salyer. After the ceremony, the crowd celebrated with a chocolate coin drop from the top of a fire truck for the kids and hot latkes and cocoa.
Lighting the immense Bricktown Menorah are, from left, Senator James Lankford, Mayor David Holt and Chabad Community Center Rabbi Ovadia Goldman.
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Mayor David and Rachel Holt with their children Margaret and George at the Bricktown Hanukkah festivities.
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attempts at trying to live a normal life, Reg decides to put his extraordinary powers to good. Dubbed “Flakman” for his ability to repel bullets, Reg’s decision to become a police officer seems like a no brainer. Flakman’s powers will soon be put to the test when a sinister villain returns to Earth from two billion years ago. Zedifi, a mysterious and monstrous creature, seeks to destroy all bionic life in his quest to control the world. “Flakman” is the breathtaking debut in author Paul Clements’ trilogy. and a superhero story.
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aquifer, which underlies Oklahoma, Logan and Cleveland counties. Arsenic is a naturally occurring element found in some parts of the Garber-Wellington. The maximum contaminant level for arsenic that is allowed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is 10 parts per billion. “That’s roughly equivalent to a drop of water in an Olympicsize swimming pool,” City Manager Shane Pate said. All water from Nichols Hills wells is routed to a 4 milliongallon blending tank, then chlorinated and pumped into the city’s water distribution lines. Only a few of the city’s wells have any measurable arsenic content, but many do not, Public Works Director Randy Lawrence said. Consultant Max Baldischwiler reported that the city’s combined produced well water averages 5-8 parts per billion of arsenic “depending on the time of year and number of wells producing.” The proposed water treatment plant would be approximately 60 feet long and 15 feet wide, Baldischwiler said. It would be built at the city’s Public Works facility, 1009 NW 75th St. The plant would consist of five vessels containing ion exchange media that would remove not only arsenic but also iron and manganese. The treatment process would reduce arsenic levels in the water “below the detection limit of 5 parts per billion,” he
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$7.08 per month, and the per-thousand-gallons rate will be raised another 24 cents, to $3.87 per month. Nichols Hills’ sewer rates will not change. The revised sewer rates appear in Ordinance No. 1156, which the Nichols Hills City Council approved unanimously. Nichols Hills has approximately 1,870 sanitary sewer connections, according to City Clerk Kristi Hort. Ironically, the significant reduction in the sewage treatment base rate that Oklahoma City charges Nichols Hills is a direct result of a sharp increase in sanitary sewer rates that Oklahoma City had planned to impose. Oklahoma City initially intended to raise its $13.22 base wastewater treatment rate for Nichols Hills by $5.04 per month through the end of this year and another $5.23 per month next year. Coupled with Nichols Hills’ base sewer rate of $8.16, residents would have been charged a minimum of $31.65 per month for sewer service in 2019. Consequently, Pate and two other Nichols Hills city employees met with Oklahoma City Utilities Department Director Chris Browning and Assistant Director Bret
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said. The treatment plant would enable the city to open up new zones in the Garber-Wellington from which to pump water, and “most likely” would “soften” the water to some degree, Baldischwiler told the council. Currently, the “hardness” of the city’s blended water averages about 250 parts per million (ppm), he said. “The EPA considers anything in excess of 180 ppm to be ‘hard’ water.” Initial operation and maintenance costs of the treatment facility would be approximately $160,000 annually, the council was told. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality “will require a pilot study to determine the effectiveness of the treatment technique,” Baldischwiler wrote. However, he added, similar plants in Oklahoma have already received operational permits. “We live in a ‘hard water’ area,” Nichols Hills Mayor E. Peter Hoffman Jr. said. Water from the GarberWellington contains “a lot” of mineralization, he said. “We have taken several steps to make our water better.” For example, the City Council awarded a contract in July to redrill one of the town’s wells and five other, older wells were redrilled in recent years as part of the city’s ongoing program to improve the quality of its drinking water. Nevertheless, “Our water is harder than we would like it to be,” Hoffman said. Constructing the treatment plant “is a water purification measure that also would soften our water,” he said. Water consumption in
Weingart to discuss the issue. Afterward, Nichols Hills’ plan was changed from a wholesale rate to an “outside city, unincorporated, retail rate.” “The City of Nichols Hills is appreciative of the efforts of Mr. Browning and Mr. Weingart in identifying a more appropriate fee schedule for the services Oklahoma City provides to Nichols Hills,” Pate said. Nichols Hills gets its drinking water from a series of wells and maintains its own sewage collection system but does not have its own wastewater treatment plant. Instead, the community’s effluent is routed
Bond issue at a glance By Mike W. Ray Staff Writer The Nichols Hills City Council has called for a new bond issue to finance street repairs, water and sewer renovations, park enhancements, a fleet of new police cars, enlargement of the fire station and the purchase of two new fire trucks, and cameras in key locations to promote public safety. The council proposes $28.45 million in improvements that would be financed through the sale of general obligation (GO) bonds, if local voters approve. The bond election is scheduled for Feb. 12. Projects that would be financed with proceeds from the sale of the bonds include: • $13 million for streets. • $6.55 million in water projects. • $1.6 million to rehabilitate sanitary sewer lines. • $2.2 million to renovate and enlarge the fire station. • $620,000 to construct a Fire Department training tower. • $450,000 to buy a new fire engine and $750,000 to replace the town’s ladder truck. • $500,000 for several fully equipped police cars. • $750,000 for improvements to municipal parks. • $1 million for the Public Works Department. • $1 million for technology/communications improvements
Nichols Hills, a city of approximately 4,050 residents and 56 retail businesses, averaged 429.7 million gallons per year over the past five fiscal years (July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2018), Municipal Authority ledgers reflect. That constituted an average of almost 1.2 million gallons per day.
to Oklahoma City’s sewage treatment system. Oklahoma City bills the City of Nichols Hills for wastewater treatment, and Nichols Hills bills its own customers for sewer and other utility services. “Several years ago we put a procedure in place for Nichols Hills to provide individual customer meter readings to the City of Oklahoma City so that we can determine wastewater billings,” McClintock said. The current wastewater treatment agreement between Oklahoma City and Nichols Hills was last amended in 1992, she said.
FRIDAY in Maine Shelley Greenhill and her mom Karen Johnson took OKC FRIDAY to New England and Canada for a fall foliage tour. Here, they are visiting the Head Lighthouse on a picturesque foggy morning at Cape Elizabeth Maine.
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Sports Weekly FOOTBALL | CLASS 3A CHAMPIONSHIP: CHARGERS 50, BULLDOGS 14
BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPS Heritage Hall runs over Sulphur to capture 3A title
Heritage Hall’s Billy Ross Jr. (8) scores on an 11-yard run against Sulphur.
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As the game played out, it became more obvious that Mother Nature would be the only thing to slow down the Heritage Hall offense. Severe weather caused two separate delays in the game, but the Chargers shook them off in rolling to a 50-14 win over Sulphur last Friday to claim the Class 3A state championship at Western Heights. It was Heritage Hall’s second straight state title, including a 4A crown last season, and fourth in the last five years. Following their regular season pattern, the Charges scored five touchdowns in the first half and all but sealed the win with a 36-0 lead at halftime. Senior tailback Conner Carey accounted for five touchdowns, opening the game with a 43yard TD catch from quarterback Jackson
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Heritage Hall’s Connor Carey (4) sheds a pair of Sulphur defenders on the way to a big gain during last Friday’s Class 3A championship game. Carey scored five touchdowns in helping the Chargers to a 50-14 win over the Bulldogs.
Jobe. Carey also scored on runs of 5, 1, 4 and 4 yards, and finished with 163 yards rushing on 24 carries. Fellow senior Billy Ross Jr. scored on an 11-yard run and also had a team-best five receptions for 63 yards. Jobe threw for 142
Above, Heritage Hall players hoist the state championship trophy after their 50-14 win over Sulphur. At right, Heritage Hall’s Hardy Bowers (11) and Connor Keith (32) bring down Sulphur’s Trey Kizer.
yards on 10 of 19 passing, as the Chargers had 326 yards of total offense. The Charger defense held Sulphur to 191 yards of offense, including just 66 yards passing. They forced a safety in the second quarter,
and defensive back Phillip Smitherman returned a fumble 36 yards for a touchdown. After opening the season with a loss to Millwood, Heritage Hall won all its remaining games to finish at 13-1. – By Jason Jewell
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Chargers win 2 at CA Festival Heritage Hall made the most of its trip to Midwest City last week, as the Chargers notched wins over Tulsa Kelley and Ardmore at the Carl Albert Festival. Trey Alexander paced the Chargers (30) with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Will McDonald added 17 points and 11 rebounds in a 55-34 win over Tulsa Kelley. Alexander also erupted for 32 points and 12 rebounds in a 76-64 victory against Ardmore. McDonald contributed 19 points and 13 rebounds. The Charger girls (0-2), meanwhile, suffered a pair of losses to host Carl Albert and Ardmore. Hannah Stanley scored 13 points and Macy Moore added 10 in a 45-39 setback to the Titans. Stanley also had a team-best 12 points in a 75-27 loss to Ardmore. The Chargers host Mount St. Mary this Tuesday, with the girls starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by the boys around 8. ANTLERS SWEEP SOUTHMOORE Deer Creek has erupted to a 2-0 start this season, after home wins against Southmoore and Norman last week. Miles Slater finished with a teambest 29 points as the Antlers (2-0) outlasted Southmoore, 70-60, and Byron Hopgood added 10 points. The Antler girls also outlasted Southmoore, 44-36, on Friday. Tatum Griffin led
the way with 16 points. Skylar Vann added 9 points and Bri Scott had 8 for Deer Creek (2-0). Slater and Hopgood collected 11 points each, while Jerry Tullis added 10, in a 66-37 victory over Norman. The Antlers are off till Dec. 14 when they host Edmond North. CYCLONES DOMINATE OCS Continuing a great start to the season, Casady cruised to a 73-58 win over Oklahoma Christian School (OCS) last week. D.J. Freeman paced the Cyclones (4-1) with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Dillard Bowie scored 19 points, and P.J. Mitchell-Johnson added 17 points. The Cyclone girls are also off to a 2-0 start after posting a 65-58 victory against OCS. Modesti McConnell recorded 39 points and Jordyn Turner had 19 points to lead the way. Casady is set to compete at the Bethel tournament this weekend in Shawnee. KNIGHTS DOWN WEWOKA Crossings Christian got its season off to a winning start with a 59-55 win over Wewoka last Friday night. Daniel Koonce, Reid Lovelace and Jacob Clinkenbeard netted 12 points each to the lead the Knights (1-0). The Knight girls also rolled to a 51-41 win against Wewoka. Ashlyn Darter led Crossings (1-0) with nine points. Kailey Stockton scored eight points
SWIMMING ROUNDUP and Claudia Keyser added seven. They are scheduled to play at the Jim Elliott Classic at Christian Heritage this weekend. ROCKETS SURGE PAST OCS Three Mount St. Mary players finished in double figures, as the Rockets cruised to a 65-47 win over OCS last Saturday. Cedric Rollerson poured in a team-best 26 points for The Mount (2-0). Lorenzo Jones and Ean Heise chipped in 15 points each. The Rockets also rolled to a 50-37 win over Tecumseh on Friday, with Rollerson and Heise scoring 17 points each. Mount St. Mary is set to compete at the Harrah tournament this weekend. PANTHERS LOSE AT PC WEST PC North’s defense of its 2018 state championship didn’t go as planned, as the Panthers suffered an 8265 loss at PC West on Friday. Micah Thomas led a trio in double figures with 31 points, followed by Tobais Roland with 22 points and Kaylon Russell with 11 points. The Panthers (0-1) travel to Missouri this weekend to compete at the Ozark Shootout. EAGLES FALL TO COMMUNITY Harding Charter Prep endured a rough week, as the Eagles suffered two losses at Community Christian and against Seminole. Story continued at www.okcfriday.com.
Antler girls win at Ft. Gibson With a pair of relay event titles, the Deer Creek girls swimming team won the Fort Gibson Invitational last weekend. Kennadie DeYoung teamed up with Hannah Koenig, Ava McComb and Grace Anthony to win gold in the 200-meter medley relay. DeYoung, Koenig, Anthony and Halle McFarland also earned a gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle relay. The quartet also showed well in the individual events, with Koenig placing second in the 100 breaststroke and sixth in the 200 individual medley (IM). DeYoung earned a silver medal in the 50 freestyle and a bronze in the 100 backstroke. Anthony took third in the 50 freestyle and fifth in the 100
freestyle, while McFarland was third in the 100 freestyle and fourth in the 50 freestyle. McComb finished third in the 100 butterfly and fourth in the 100 backstroke. The Antler boys, meanwhile, boasted a relay win along with a pair of individual titles to finish third. Jate Anusornpanich outlasted the field by more than three seconds in each of his gold medal-winning races. Anusornpanich won the 100 butterfly in 1 minute, 3.49 seconds and took the 100 backstroke in 1:04.05 for Deer Creek. Drew Knotts medaled in two events with a pair of thirdplace finishes in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke, while Mason Conine was third in both the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke. Mount St. Mary’s Lane Smith finished seventh in the 100 breaststroke to lead
the Rockets and Allie Jennings took ninth in the 200 IM for the Rocket girls. PANTHERS SHOW WELL AT LAWTON With 10 individual and relay titles, both PC North squads cruised to wins at a meet in Lawton. Three Panthers won multiple individual events, including Joey Batts with gold medals in the 200and 500-meter freestyles. Noah Batts added wins in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. Olivia Cleburn swept the sprints with victories in both the 50 and 100 freestyles. Brady McAfee earned a gold medal in the 50 freestyle, while Blake Jones edged McAfee in the 100 freestyle. McAfee, Joey Batts, Noah Batts and Jones also teamed up for wins in the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays. – By Jason Jewell
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CALENDAR EVENTS HOLIDAY FUN Through Dec. 22 • Holiday Hayrides in Nichols Hills
See the holiday lights of Nichols Hills and visit with Santa. From 5-8 p.m. each Friday and Saturday between now and Christmas. Fridays - leaving from the South Plaza near Pops/Provision Kitchen and Saturdays - leaving from the North Plaza near En Croute/St. Mark's. Come early and have dinner. Stay late and enjoy hot chocolate and cider. This is an open-air hayride. All ages welcome. Please dress warmly. Bring blankets, if you wish. Call (405) 902-2505 for information.
SHOPPING Dec. 8-9 • Holly Jolly Shops at Bricktown Ballpark
Holly Jolly Shops at the Brick is a two-day event featuring amazing retailers’, food and fun on the concourse of the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Recurring daily from 12-7 p.m. Come enjoy holiday shopping in a festive atmosphere.
Through Dec. 23 • Holiday Pop-Up Shops
A pop-up shop village & Christmas tree lot in Midtown, OKC for the Holiday season. Shops rotate weekly, Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Call (405) 514-5205 for details.
CLOTHING DRIVE Dec. 8 • Hip Hop for a Cause! Hip Hop for a Cause is from 7-9 p.m. in ACM@UCO’s Songwriting Room, 25 S. Oklahoma Ave. (first
Through Jan. 1 Illuminations: A Northern Lights Experience Enjoy a new take on holiday lighting inside the Myriad Gardens’ Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory. Professional designers using the latest lighting technology are taking our holiday display to the next level, beyond strings of lights. Bring your out-of-town guests and show off the best of your city. Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 6-9 p.m. Price: Members $5; Nonmembers $7; Member Children $3; Nonmember Children $5; 2 and under free, call (405) 445-7080 for information. Closed Dec. 8, 14 and 15 for private events. floor), in Bricktown. The showcase features up-and-coming artists while supporting the Northeast Resource Center with a clothing drive. Cover is $5 or donation of new or gently used clothing. Hip Hop for a Cause performers include Kayai, Kuda, Queen Caution, The True CW, Odessa Ireign, Indygo Shai, and DJ Shaheed Ali. Call (405) 9744700 for information.
KIDS Dec. 8-9 • Sesame Street LIVE! Make Your Magic
Location: Cox Convention Center Elmo is inspired to learn a magic trick when he meets magician extraordinaire Justin, who has come to Sesame Street to perform a magic show. But there’s one problem…Elmo doesn’t know how to do magic! With highenergy dance numbers and a soundtrack that’s sure to get everyone out of their seats, Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic is an inspirational introduction to live theater and the art of illusion that the entire family will enjoy. Showing at the Cox Convention Center. Visit coxconventioncenter.com for tickets.
Dec. 8 • SandRidge Santa Run
On Saturday, guests will be prancing in the streets of downtown OKC in the 2018 SandRidge Santa Run. As part of Downtown in December, the SandRidge Santa Run includes a 5K race and a one-mile Fun Run. All runs begin and end at SandRidge Energy (123 Robert S. Kerr Ave). One-Mile Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. and the 5K Race at 9:30 a.m. Medals will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each 5K age group. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three overall finishers. All registered 5K and 1-mile runners can participate in the costume contest following the races. The 1st place costume contest winner will receive $150, 2nd place will receive $100, and 3rd place will receive $50 cash. Call (405) 2353500 for event details.
OKC THUNDER HOME GAMES Chesapeake Arena 100 West Reno Ave.
Monday, Dec. 10 • Utah Jazz 7:00 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 15 • Los Angeles Clippers 8:00 p.m.
Sundance Announces Documentaries
ords from a Bear, a documentary feature about Lawton native Navarre Scott Momaday, has been chosen to world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in January. The film, directed by University of Central Oklahoma professor and Norman native Jeffrey Palmer, offers a visual journey into the mind and soul of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and relates his writing back to his unique Native American experience. Words from a Bear is one of 112 feature films that will screen at Sundance, according to an official announcement last week. The films were chosen from a record 14,259 submissions, including 4,018 feature films. I will be heading to Sundance with the deadCenter Film team to meet with filmmakers and distributors and seek out the best films to bring back to our festival in June. There are several films in each of the categories that we will consider. But, I am particularly interested in the wonderful slate of biographical documentaries. Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool. Emmy award winning director Stanley Nelson returns to Sundance with this look at the visionary musician who defied catego-
rization and embodied the word cool: a foray into the life and career of musical and cultural icon Miles Davis. Nelson’s most recent film, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, screened at both Sundance and deadCenter in 2015. Ask Dr. Ruth. Two time Emmy nominee Ryan White presents this documentary portrait chronicling the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. White’s prior film, The Case Against 8, about the fight for LGBT marriage equality, won the directors award at Sundance, the audience award at SXSW, and screened at deadCenter in 2014. His hit documentary series, The Keepers, is now streaming on Netflix. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am. Director Timothy GreenfieldSanders offers an artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller that examines her life, her works, and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Halston. Director
Frédéric Tcheng, who previously directed Dior and Me in 2014, investigates the rags-to-riches story of America’s first superstar designer, from Iowa to Studio 54, and uncovers the cautionary tale of an artist who sold his name to Wall Street. Additional highlights include: David Crosby: Remember My Name about iconic musician David Crosby; Untouchable about disgraced studio head Harvey Weinstein; Mike Wallace Is Here about 60 Minutes’ newsman Mike Wallace; Where’s My Roy Cohn? about Joseph McCarthy’s attorney Roy Cohn; and, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley about Elizabeth Holmes, who became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire before her blood testing company Theranos was proven to be fraudulent. I’ll provide a look at the outstanding films screening in other categories at Sundance prior to heading to the festival in late January. Until then, stay warm and check out my favorite documentary from last year’s Sundance, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, about television personality Fred Rogers. That beautiful film is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon Prime, YouTube, and GooglePlay.
CASA receives grant from Kirkpatrick Family Fund “We are honored to be the recipient of this grant from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund,” said Jennie Hill, CASA of Oklahoma County’s Executive Director. “Funds will be focused on the recruitment, training, and support of some incredible members of our community – those who give of their time and talent as volunteer child advocates. In 2018 we saw a big spike in volunteer applications and interest in our program. This incredible gift will help guarantee that our volunteers have the necessary base of training and staff support to excel in their service and ultimately impact the life of a
Oklahoma Counfoster youth in CASA of Oklahoma Counour community.” ty juvenile court ty, Inc. is the recipient of a Kirkpatrick system each year Family Fund with a tremenmajor grant from the Kirkdous growth goal awarded CASA of patrick Family Fund. to double their Oklahoma County the $10,000 impact over the grant on October next three years. 24th for the recruitment, training, As of June 30, 2018, CASA of and support of volunteer advocates Oklahoma County had 239 individuals volunteer for children in foster care. CASA of Oklahoma County, Inc. to serve 675 foster chilis a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit that dren. Safe, permanent homes were found for provides trained volunteers to be 32% of those children. The champions for the individualized best interests of children in foster program's goal is to grow to care. The program serves 28% of serve 1,500 children annualthe children in foster care in the ly by 2021.
For any additional information or questions please contact CASA at 405-713-6605. For information on other CASA programs around the state, visit the Oklahoma CASA Association website at oklahomacasa.org. CASA of Oklahoma County is a proud United Way Partner Agency.
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‘Lyric’s A Christmas Carol’
Show should be a holiday tradition Lyric Theatre “A Christmas Carol” By Charles Dickens Adapted by Michael Baron By Franci Hart FRIDAY Arts Critic
Pathmaker Award Dr. William Parry, left, receives the Pathmaker Award from Lucas Ross during the Oklahoma City/County Historical Society’s annual ceremony. Since 1990, the Pathmaker Award has been given to more than 200 individuals for their contributions toward making Oklahoma City and County a better place to live. Dr. Parry is only the fourth MD to receive the award.
Fridayland’s Cyndi Munson is named caucus chairman State Rep. Cyndi Munson, D-Oklahoma City, was selected to serve as the House Democratic caucus chair for the 57th Legislature. As caucus chair, Munson will lead and organize caucus meetings and provide senior leadership to the caucus. “It is always a great feeling to have your peers put their faith in you,” Munson said. “I am humbled by this opportunity but also ready to get to work fighting to make Oklahoma a better place to live and raise a family.”
Lyric Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” has become a wonderful holiday tradition. The music, special effects and especially the ensemble led by Dirk Lubard as Scrooge brings Dickens’ classic tale to life. “Christmas Carol” was published in December 1844. Charles Dickens, who was touched by the lot of poor children, wanted to open the hearts of his readers and encourage practical benevolence. He had seen first-hand the horrors of poverty and was angered by the appalling conditions the children were working under, when he toured the Cornish tin mines. The novella was completed in six weeks and was an immediate hit with its unfeigned lightness of heart and its gentle spirit of humanity. Baron’s adaption is a delightful combination of humor and the deep moral story Dickens wishes to tell. The appearance of Marley’s ghost (Thomas E. Cunningham) accompanied by loud crashing booms, flashing lights and his bizarre manifestation would make anyone want to repent. As Marley dragged his chains around the stage and told
his tale of woe, Scrooge reacted with genuine horror. It was exciting to have the Ghost of Christmas Past (Natalya Fisher) fly in over the audience, decked out in sliver and glitter. The jolly Ghost of Christmas Present (Mateja Govich) rode in on a sleigh. The Ghost of Christmas Future was a very ominous, larger than life puppet who said nothing, but managed to be most menacing by just pointing. Lubard reprises his Scrooge and again builds delightfully to Scrooge’s redemption. At first he is true curmudgeon, snarling and growling at everyone. But he slowly grows the character as the story unfolds, until his exhalation at the end. Cunningham’s Marley was terrifying as he clanked around the stage. Equally delightful was his Fezziwig, Scrooge’s benevolent employer. Fezziwig, danced, sang and was generally very jolly. And, if the story wasn’t enough, there was the fabulous singing. Favorite carols filled the stage at scene changes and just in general. Baron’s production kept a rapid pace, seldom slowing. And there was always something beautiful or interesting going on stage. Lyric’s “A Christmas Carol” will run though December 24 at the Plaza District Theater. This is one show that should be everyone’s holiday tradition.
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Cyclones anticipate a successful basketball season A
s the days become shorter and the nights become colder, fall comes to an end and the winter season begins. With this, basketball season officially begins at Casady. The men’s basketball team is coming off a heartbreaking season, being just one game away from qualifying for the SPC tournament. Secondyear head Coach Matt McCleod, returning seniors and a lot of young bloods are bound to make a run for the SPC Championship. Despite that heartbreaking season,
by Omar Gillan
Coach McCleod learned a lot from his first year at Casady. The 2017-2018 basketball team was a much different team, playerwise, than the few years before it which was “sort of a reset,” Coach McCleod said. He now fully understands the SPC schedule, which is different from most high school basketball schedules.
In the SPC, counters are played back to back days, Friday and Saturday, whereas in many other schools the counters are usually Tuesday and Friday. Despite high expectations buzzing around Casady, Coach McCleod is taking everything day by day. The team has a “daily expectation to get better ... just to get better whether that is on the court or in the weightroom.” Coach McCleod is instilling a hard work culture throughout the team. This new culture is vital to the
The Cyclones gather for a photo after finishing second in the Fantasy of Lights tournament in Wichita Falls.
team he believes and will pay dividends throughout the season. I asked Coach McCleod the golden question about his chance to win the SPC
tournament. He believes they have a real chance to bring home the trophy. “We have a great shot to be competitive, it just comes down to
that one weekend in February.” The Cyclones look forward to getting better everyday and hopefully bringing home the SPC trophy.
JM Bears receive unique insight into money management N ot many teens can say with confidence that they are financially prepared for adulthood, but students in John Marshall’s Finance Academy sure can. With the various financial readiness programs offered to students, teens now have more opportunity than ever to learn about economics, financial responsibility, investments, and more. Lead by our Finance Academy coordinator Shelley Grant, finance students have several opportunities to attend field trips
by Marla Knight
and participate in programs to educate and prepare teens for the world of credit and financial independence following graduation. According to youth.gov’s surveys, only 18 percent of 15year-olds in the United States have learned fundamental financial skills required for independent living,
such as budgeting and shopping strategies. John Marshall aims to change this in our school’s community, offering unique programs for high school students to experience real-world commerce. Students who participate in our school’s banking apprenticeship program have the chance to learn these skills, as well as the world of banking and money-management with the Tinker Federal Credit Union (TFCU). Students in TFCU’s banking course learn how to work in a functioning
bank and operate the TFCU branch located right in our school. The TFCU branch inside the school is open to all John Marshall students, staff, and the community. It is managed everyday by a TFCU employee and trained Finance Academy students. Two students who work every day in the TFCU branch are Jared and Jarod Leviston, now seniors and Finance Academy students for nearly four years. They spend an hour daily working in the bank, assisting in day-to-day opera-
tions and maintenance in the branch. This opportunity has been significant in their lives, offering insight into smart moneymanagement and financial information that they may not have ever learned from family or friends. Many teens share this experience, making the Finance Academy an integral part of our school’s core mission. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less. JM
Finance Academy students offer these services to the community every year. Students are trained with the help of The University of Central Oklahoma’s Accounting Department, under the supervision of Dr. Sheets. Last year JM students prepared over 300 tax returns. This year will be no different as JM students begin training in preparation for helping the community in January through March. See the website if you would like details about times and dates.
PCN wrestling ready to go
oach Brent Sarette and the Putnam City North wrestling team are gearing up for a new season and Coach Sarette is expecting more and more from the team in his second year at Putnam City North. “Our goals are to go out and compete to the best of our abilities, and see improvement throughout the year, and just to start this young team to be able to compete with some of the other schools in the state,” Sarette said. The Panthers have a tough schedule in the early part of the
by Matthew Peterson
year, with visits to top ranked schools in the state like Mustang High school, Edmond Santé Fe, Edmond North, not to mention the teams on the east side of the state in the span of just a few weeks. Wrestling is one of, if not the most, grinding sports. Wrestlers have to keep and maintain weight while learning techniques to
out maneuver opponents in matches. “It’s hard to keep weight while your body goes through the cold holidays, and to make sure you still enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas with all the food and traditions,” junior Cooper Britton said. But for heavyweights it’s not as bad. “We can weigh up to 285, so it’s not so bad for us during the holidays. We make sure we can still eat as much as we please during the holidays in the winter,” senior Juan Macedo said. Coach Sarette is excited to see this young team make jumps in the state rankings this year. They are currently not ranked by anyone in the state of Oklahoma. “We are going to shock some people,” Macedo said. The team is just using the rankings as motivation to make all of the team work harder. “I think we are going to do a lot better than everyone thinks, and that makes all of us just hungrier to work harder in practice,” Britton said. The Panthers are hungry, and with the leadership and knowledge of Coach Sarette and his staff, they have all the tools they need to make Putnam City North proud this season.
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Irish donate books to OK Messages by Clancey
he Irish Book Club recently held their annual book drive and collected 186 books that will benefit the OK Messages Project. This charity takes books to incarcerated parents and films the parent reading the books out loud, as if to their child. They send the completed videos, along with the book(s) to the children in care of their guardians. The idea is to allow children to read a bedtime story with mom or dad each night. • Three members of the Irish Cheer team were recently selected to the AllRegion team, Hailey Harris, Lexi Joyce and Ainsleigh Rapp! Only three seniors can be nominated. This is the first time Bishop McGuinness had all three make it through. The girls now advance to the All-State try-outs. • Fine Arts has been especially busy this semester. Under the direction of Brett Young, the Drama Department just finished performing the
Sponsor Rebekah Hightower and the McGuinness Book Club collected 186 books that will benefit the OK Messages Project.
fall play “9 to 5,” the Musical and are already having auditions for the spring play, “A MidSummer Night’s Dream. “The play will be in February. Sophomore Ariel Santos auditioned and made the North Central Honors Orchestra. After two rounds of auditions, these choir students were selected for the All State Choir: Mary Kate Lee, Anson Nguyen, Thai Nguyen, Isabelle Strecker and Mallory Winfrey. Dancing with the Irish Stars dance contest will be Saturday in the McGuinness auditorium. The event features DanceVisions members joining with a partner to perform in the contest. Guests can vote by donating $1 for their favorite couple either
online or the evening of the performance. All proceeds will benefit the DanceVisions program. Finally, the Holly Jolly Follies will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Come celebrate this festive evening as we showcase our visual and performing arts program, including dancers, singers, actors, musicians and student artwork! • Junior Sterling Senner, a member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Teen Board was recently selected to be an escort for the 2018 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. •Winter sports are in full swing. Junior wrestler Dane Farris was crowned champion at 220 lbs. at the Midwest City Open tournament and placed second at the Edmond Memorial
Hall sixth graders honor heroes
ast month, sixth graders applied research and writing/editing skills to compose short biographies on their heroes for the annual sixth grade interdisciplinary project – Hall of Heroes. The final version of each student's composition was displayed alongside a portrait of his/her hero, drawn, sketched or painted by
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the student. During the live Hall of Heroes event, students wore custom Tshirts, designed by the students then created in the school’s Spark
Lab, bearing selected quotes from or about their hero. The event also included a video, songs and music featuring the students. The event served as a great reminder that one person can truly make a difference. As Maya Angelou once said, “ ... a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.”
Heritage Hall sixth graders perform during Hall of Heroes event.
Open tournament during the Thanksgiving break. The boys and girls Basketball teams will host a Christmas Basketball Camp on Dec. 19-21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. for children kindergarten through sixth grade. For more information, call 7584919. Swimming will be competing at the Yukon Invitational at Mitch Park this weekend. Good luck to all.
Three members of the Irish Cheer team were recently selected to the AllRegion team, Hailey Harris, Lexi Joyce and Ainsleigh Rapp.
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OPINION OUR STAND “And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 (quoting Jesus). The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – Edmund Burke paraphrase, 1767. If you want it in the paper, it’s advertising. If you don’t want it in the paper, it’s news.” – Ancient Chinese Proverb. “Without, or with, offense to friends or foes, We sketch your world exactly as it goes.” – Byron, 1818. “Every violation of truth is a stab at the health of human society.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1878. “We must always stand – alone if necessary – as the conscience of this community.” – J. Leland Gourley, 1959.
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Forget the bows, just stuff it in the bag
hursday last week I threw the rolls of wrapping paper back in the closet with all the fancy ribbon and tags I purchased at 50 percent off after last Christmas and raced off to get gift bags. Secularly speaking, these bags are the greatest thing to ever happen to Christmas. Stuff the present in the bag, a dab of tape to hold it shut and throw it under the tree. By 2 p.m. Saturday, even that was too
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much. I reasoned my grandsons wouldn’t care about wrapping or bags.
At Crossings Community Church service, I found Pastor Marty Grubbs agreed with me. “The Bible says the Wise Men brought gold, frankincense and myrrh. No where does the Bible say they were gift wrapped. “There are two reasons there was no gift wrapping. One is they were wise and two is... they were men.” I love beautifully wrapped packages. It’s just not one of my gifts. (Pun intended)
Christmases to remember Reprinted by request from OKC FRIDAY, December 25, 1980 •••••• ome Christmases I can’t forget, and don’t want to.
I was 11 years old, living with my uncle, a doctor in Jenny Lind, Arkansas. My mother was bedfast in a hospital at Talihina, Oklahoma, a place that seemed a million miles away. She was dying of tuberculosis. I was going to get to go see her on Christmas Day. I stood by her bedside and she embraced me with the weakened and dwindling arm. She gave her last Christmas present to me. It was a leather-backed, red-letter edition of the Bible. She said, “This is to use. Don’t let it gather dust.” I still have it, lying on the bookshelf near
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Visions Awards are presented
- Photos by Rose Lane
Jim Tolbert accepts a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with the Myriad Gardens.
Stacy McDaniel, founder and executive director of Cleats 4 Kids, receives the Rodney Bivens Innovation Award from Steve Kerr.
Lou Kerr presents the Lou C. Kerr Special Recognition Award to INTEGRIS Health’s Anne Roberts.
Beth Shortt, center, president and CEO of Leadership Oklahoma City, receives the President’s Award from Steve Kerr, left, and Marine Taylor, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits president and CEO.
Supporting Oklahoma’s nonprofit sector are, above, Jeff and Crystal Raymond; and, below, Adam Brooks, Sunny Cearley and Carl and Susan Edwards.
The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits celebrated nonprofit leadership with its Visions Awards. Above: Event Co-Chairmen Beth and Steve Kerr present Dr. Kay Goebel with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Celebrate Pink celebrates cancer survivors
Above: Shalanda Lane and Mindy Koenig sell raffle tickets. Below: Supporting Oklahoma Project Woman are Natalie Rice, a survivor, and Andrea Soto.
Dr. Laura Miles was the guest speaker during Oklahoma Project Women’s Fifth Annual Celebrate Pink Luncheon. The event was cochaired by Jane Webb and Kristi Leonard. Webb’s CK & Co. provided a fashion show featuring cancer survivors as models. Oklahoma Project Woman is dedicated to providing access to breast health care that will facilitate the early diagnosis of breast cancer and decrease the mortality rate for uninsured women and men with limited income.
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Celebrate Pink Co-Chairmen Jane Webb and Kristi Leonard welcome attendees to the fifth annual luncheon. Karen Luke was the honorary chairman.
Above: Penny McCaleb and Susan Jordan. Below: Cathy Leitcher and Jane Thompson. At right: Survivor Kathy Williams models.
Above: Cancer survivor Judy Loves models fashions from CK & Co. At left are Debbie Oliver, Emily Leidner and Ashley Ritenour.
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NICHOLS HILLS (First Publication)
(Published in OKC Friday, Friday, December 7, 2018) ORDINANCE NO. 1156 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 3 OF THE NICHOLS HILLS CITY CODE REGARDING SEWER SERVICE RATES; REPEALING ALL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. EMERGENCY ORDINANCE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NICHOLS HILLS, OKLAHOMA: Section 1. Chapter 3 of the Nichols Hills City Code, Section 3.3 (City Fee Schedule), Chapter 46 thereof, is hereby amended, deleted language dashed through and new language underlined, to wit:
Chapter 46. Utilities Utility service deposit ..... 250.00 Water service restoration fee ..... $25.00 Water rates Charge for gallons used, per 1,000 gallons First 10,000 ..... $6.38 10,001 to 25,000 ..... $6.44 25,001 to 40,000 ..... $6.49 40,001 to 50,000 ..... $6.54 50,001 to 100,000 ..... $6.59 100,001 to 200,000 ..... $6.64 200,001 to 400,000 ..... $6.70 In excess of 400,000 ..... $6.75
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Water meter installation and service charges Installation of water meter on service line, by meter size Meter size (inches) 5/8 × ¾ ..... $750.00 1 ..... $1,150.00 1½ ..... $1,250.00 2 ..... $1,650.00 3 ..... $2,200.00 4 ..... $2,700.00 6 ..... $4,200.00 8 ..... $5,150.00 Plus MXU Installation fee (Smartpoint 520M Single Port) …. $165.00 Plus MXU Installation fee (Smartpoint 520M Dual Port) …. $175.00 Water System Development Charge (capacity fee) for new and upgraded water meters, by meter size (not charged for replacements of defective meters of the same size, nor for existing single family residential water customers installing a second meter of no more than 5/8 inches in size to be used exclusively for lawn and landscaping irrigation) Meter size (inches) 5/8 × ¾ ..... $1,230.00 1 ..... $2,050.00 1½ ..... $4,100.00 2 ..... $6,560.00 3 ..... $14,350.00 4 ..... $25,830.00 6 and larger ..... $57,404.00 Meter monthly service charge, by meter size Meter size (inches) 5/8 × ¾ ..... $7.50 1 ..... $8.50 1½ ..... $12.00 2 ..... $14.50 3 ..... $20.50 4 ..... $26.00 6 ..... $32.00 8 ..... $38.00 Fire prevention systems Connection fee ..... $25.00 Monthly service charge or standby fee, based on service line diameter Service line size (inches) 2 ..... $5.00 3 ..... $10.00 4 ..... $15.00 6 ..... $20.00 8 ..... $25.00 10 ..... $30.00 Water well permit fee ..... $100.00 Wells with heat exchange systems special permit fee ..... $100.00 Fee for disconnection of water service due to delinquency and non-payment ..... $25.00 Sewer service rates and charges Monthly charges (consisting of Nichols Hills charges plus Oklahoma City charges) Nichols Hills charges Single-family residential units Nichols Hills base rate ..... $8.16 Plus, per 1,000 gallons of water (or fraction thereof) ..... $0.80 Two-family residential units with one water meter Nichols Hills base rate ..... $16.32 Plus, per 1,000 gallons of water (or fraction thereof) ..... $0.80 Two-family residential units with separate water meters for each user Nichols Hills base rate ..... $8.16 Plus, per 1,000 gallons of water (or fraction thereof) ..... $0.80 Apartment houses/other multifamily dwellings Nichols Hills base rate, per unit ..... $8.16 Plus, per 1,000 gallons of water (or fraction thereof) ..... $0.80 Commercial property Nichols Hills base rate, per unit ..... $8.16 Plus, per 1,000 gallons of water (or fraction thereof) consumed ..... $0.80 All other units, properties or users Nichols Hills base rate ..... $8.16 Plus, per 1,000 gallons of water (or fraction thereof) consumed ..... $0.80 Premises from which water from private well is discharged into city sanitary system ..... $20.00 Or amount determined by application of above rates, whichever is higher Premises located outside corporate limits of city Not less than ..... $20.00 Not more than ..... $50.00 Plus, Oklahoma City wastewater treatment rates as follows: Effective for utility bills issued from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018: Base rate ….. $18.26 6.87 Plus, per 1,000 gallons of water (or fraction thereof) consumed ….. $3.24 3.63 Effective for utility bills issued from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019: Base rate ..… $23.49 7.08 Plus, per 1,000 gallons of water (or fraction thereof) consumed ..… $3.60 3.87 Effective for utility bills issued from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020: Base rate ..… $28.91 7.29 Plus, per 1,000 gallons of water (or fraction thereof) consumed ….. $3.96 4.12 Effective for utility bills issued from January 1, 2021 and thereafter: Base rate ….. $34.53 7.51 Plus, per 1,000 gallons of water (or fraction thereof) consumed ….. $4.34 4.38 Wastewater System Development Charge (capacity fee) for new and upgraded sewer taps, by property water meter size (not charged for replacement sewer taps) Meter size (inches) 5/8 × ¾ ..... $1,658.00 1 ..... $2,763.00 1½ ..... $5,527.00 2 ..... $8,843.00 3 ..... $19,343.00 4 ..... $34,818.00 6 and larger ..... $77,379.00 Section 2. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed. Section 3. The provisions of this ordinance are severable and if any part or provision hereof shall be adjudged invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such adjudication shall not affect or impair any of the remaining parts or provisions hereof. Section 4. EMERGENCY SECTION. WHEREAS, in the judgment of the Council it is necessary for the preservation of the peace, health, welfare and safety of the City of Nichols Hills, Oklahoma, and of the inhabitants thereof that the provisions of this ordinance be put into full force and effect immediately, and therefore an emergency is hereby declared to exist by reason whereof this ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage as provided by law. PASSED by the Council of the City of Nichols Hills, Oklahoma, on the 28th day of November, 2018. APPROVED by the Mayor of the City of Nichols Hills, Oklahoma, on the 28th day of November, 2018. ATTEST:
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Kristi Hort City Clerk Reviewed as to Form and Legality: John Michael Williams City Attorney
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1. Contest open to children kindergarten through third grade. 2. Contestants may use crayons, colored pencils or markers. Adults may assist in completing the contest form, but not in coloring. 3. Limit one entry per child. 4. Dress up in your Christmas costume and bring by your entry to receive a special treat and we will take your photo for our Facebook page. Deadline is Friday, December 15. Our office is located at 10801 Quail Plaza Drive, just 1/2 block east of May, off the south side of Hefner Road (use entrance off of May). Or mail to: P.O. Box 20340, Oklahoma City, OK 73156. 5. Submissions are considered property of the newspaper and may be printed in this publication or online. 6. The winning entries will be featured in our Christmas issue on Friday, December 21. Winners are voted on by the FRIDAY staff. Decision of judges is final. 7. Vote for your favorite entry by visiting our Facebook page. “Like” your favorites and the entry with the most likes will win the People’s Choice award. Prizes First Place: $30 gift card Second Place: $20 gift card Third Place: $10 gift card People’s Choice: $20 gift card
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Chapel Hill choirs to perform ‘Carols of Christ’s Coming’ Under the direction of Dr. Randi Von Ellefson, the choirs will sing at Chapel Hill on Sunday, Dec. 9 at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. The full music ministry including bells, and brass will sound forth as they lead worship in “Carols of Christ’s Coming.” After the lighting of the Advent wreath, the Rejoice Choir will sing “Light of Light” by Nancy Gifford. A piano duet will accompany the choirs,
directed by Dr. Randi Von Ellefson, on “Ding! Dong! Merrily on High,” arranged by Howard Helvey. Classical and spiritual styles combine in the anthem “Shepherds, Interrupted” by Larry Shackley. Chapel Bells will play “Angels We Have Heard on High” by Kyler Brengle and swing their mallets on “Fum, Fum, Fum” by Valerie Stephenson. Oklahoma City University’s Blackwelder Brass will accom-
pany the carols and play Christmas music for brass quintet. Brass, bells, choirs and organ will join in Douglas Benton’s arrangement of “Joy to the World.” The service concludes with “Night of Silence” by Daniel Kantor with the singers encircling the congregation. Everyone is invited to participate in this musical celebration of Christmas. Invite your friends and neighbors to come and worship with you.
Mark’s Memos: A prayer for Advent Rev. Mark Jardine Senior Pastor, Chapel Hill UMC Last Sunday was the first Sunday in Advent. As we begin this wonderful season of the Christian year I would like to share a special prayer I found in a book titled, “Gentle Words In A Raging Storm, Prayers For All Occasions,” by Gary R. Weaver. O God, it is the Season of Advent And we are waiting… Waiting for love to rekindle its flame in the hollow of our hearts;
Waiting for that peace which is beyond comprehension to quiet our troubled thoughts; Waiting for justice to become a word that is constantly on our lips and faithfully in our actions; Waiting for the Light of Life to brighten our steps in the dark winter nights. Come quickly, Jesus, and lift the shadow of our vision. Come quickly, Lord, and coax us out of our hiding places. Place us in the midst of the hungry. Put us face-to-face
with the lonely. Remind us of how much we have to give to those who have so little. And keep us hopeful, O Lord, even when wars and rumors of wars threaten to undo us, paralyze our faith and cripple our creativity. Give us courage to live out your message of reconciliation and kindness. May the love which we seek be the love which we share. May the forgiveness we need be the forgiveness we offer others. Keep us from the arrogance of single-
minded nationalism or self-righteous religiosity. Cleanse our minds from our real enemies: fear, prejudice, guilt, hostility, and pride. And return to our thoughts the vision of the gentleness that became a world-changing power. May we not only believe in your love but live it everyday in everything we say or do, So that the One on whom we wait will be born anew in the world. Amen. I hope this prayer will be your prayer during this Advent season.
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DIVORCE IN RE: The name of: Rachel Lynn Colvin
(Second Publication) (Published in OKC Friday, Friday, November 30, 2018; Friday, December 7, 2018; Friday, December 14, 2018) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF OKLAHOMA COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA Case No. FD-2018-2832 In Re the Marriage of: Leonel Palacios Casarez, Petitioner, And Christine Mendez Deleon, Respondent,
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NOTICE BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: Christine Deleon You are hereby notified that he Petitioner has sued you for Dissolution of Marriage, alleging incompatibility. You must answer the Petition on or before the 20 day of February, 2019, or the Petition will be taken as true and a divorce and other relief sought will be granted to the Petitioner. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL this 20 day of November, 2018. RICK WARREN, Court Clerk By /s/Barbara Robinson (SEAL) Subscribed and sworn me this 20 day of November, 2018 Notary Public: /s/Amandi Garcia #12003677 Commission Expires: 04/17/20
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NOTICE OF HEARING ON CHANGE ON PETITION TO CHANGE NAME TO: All interested parties. Take notice that Rachel Lynn Colvin has petitioned to change his/her name to Rachel Lynn Hooper. A Hearing on said petition is set for 9:00 o’clock A.M. on the 3 day of January, 2019, before Judge Pemberton in his/her courtroom in the Oklahoma County Courthouse. Should you know of some reason why this change of name should not be allowed you must file a written protest in the above styled and numbered cause prior to the above date with the Clerk of this Court. Should you fail to do so, the petition for change of name will be granted as prayed. COURT CLERK /s/Karen Colbert By: DEPUTY (SEAL)
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NOTICE OF HEARING ON CHANGE ON PETITION TO CHANGE NAME TO: All interested parties. Take notice that Yeremy Ashley Reyes has petitioned to change his/her name to Ashley Reyes. A Hearing on said petition is set for 10:00 o’clock A.M. on the 10 day of January, 2019, before Judge Timmons at 10:00 o’clock in his/her courtroom in the Oklahoma County Courthouse. Should you know of some reason why this change of name should not be allowed you must file a written protest in the above styled and numbered cause prior to the above date with the Clerk of this Court. Should you fail to do so, the petition for change of name will be granted as prayed. RICK WARREN, Court Clerk /s/signature illegible By: DEPUTY (SEAL) (Published in OKC Friday, Friday, December 7, 2018) DISTRICT COURT OF OKLAHOMA COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA CV-2018-2447 IN RE: The name of: Sady Ann Self
NOTICE OF HEARING ON CHANGE ON PETITION TO CHANGE NAME TO: All interested parties. Take notice that Sady Ann Self has petitioned to change his/her name to Sadie Ann Self. A Hearing on said petition is set for 1:30 o’clock P.M. on the 13 day of December, 2018, before Judge Ogden at 1:30 o’clock in his/her courtroom in the Oklahoma County Courthouse. Should you know of some reason why this change of name should not be allowed you must file a written protest in the above styled and numbered cause prior to the above date with the Clerk of this Court. Should you fail to do so, the petition for change of name will be granted as prayed. RICK WARREN, Court Clerk /s/Diane Watson À By: DEPUTY (SEAL) (Published in OKC Friday, Friday, December 7, 2018) DISTRICT COURT OF OKLAHOMA COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA
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EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY LETTERS
(Published in OKC Friday, Friday, December 7, 2018)
IN RE: The name of: Yeremy Ashley Reyes
Deadline: Friday 3:00 p.m. the week before publication 405-755-3311
T’quan Gillespie was appointed Temporary Guardian herein on the 19 day of September, 2018. Temporary letters were granted at that time. The Temporary Letters, Temporary Guardianship, and the statutory authority thereby granted, are hereby extended until further review set herein at 1:30 P.M., on the 9 day of January, 2019. The Temporary Guardian remains bound by the oath taken previously on September 19, 2018. SO ORDERED this 28 day of November, 2018. /s/Allen Welch Special Judge
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OKLAHOMA CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING NETWORK F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N C A L L 1 - 8 8 8 - 8 1 5 - 2 6 7 2
WANT TO BUY
FREON R12 WANTED: CERTIFIED BUYER will PAY CA$H for R12 cylinders or cases of cans. (312) 2919169; www.refrigerantfinders.com.
SOCIAL SECURITY AND DISABILITY CLAIMS Saunders & Saunders Attorneys at Law. No Recovery - No Fee. 1-800-2598548 DRIS.
NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE CJ-2013-4187
Notice is given that on the 17 day of January, 2019, at 2:00 PM, at the Oklahoma County Courthouse, 320 Robert S. Kerr, Jury Assembly Room, Room 513, in the City of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, the Sheriff of said County will offer for sale and sell, with appraisement, for cash, at public auction, to the highest and best bidder, all that certain real estate in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, to-wit:
McAlester Stockyards SPECIAL COW & BULL SALE, Sat., Dec. 8th at Noon! Selling 800 Bred Cows, Heifers, Pairs & Bulls! 918423-2834. See website mcalesterstockyards.com.
ADVERTISE STATEWIDE! For more information or to place an ad contact (405) 499-0020 or tollfree in OK at 1-888-815-2672.
Sheriff Sale (First Publication) (Published in OKC Friday, Friday, December 7, 2018; Friday, December 14, 2018)
Lot Eleven (11), Block Twelve (12), Casady Heights 7th Addition to the Village, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, as shown by the recorded plat thereof; subject to unpaid taxes, advancements by Plaintiff for taxes, insurance premiums, and expenses necessary for the preservation À of the subject property, if any, said property having been duly appraised at $160,000. Sale will be made pursuant to a Special Execution And Order Of Sale issued in accordance with judgment entered in the District Court of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, in Case No. CJ-2013-4187, entitled Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, d/b/a Christina Trust, not individually but as trustee for Premium Mortgage Acquisition Trust, Plaintiff, vs. The Robert E. Hicks Revocable Trust, Robert Hicks, Deborah Story and Cavalry Protfolio Services, LLC, a limited liability company, being all of the Defendants and persons holding or claiming any interest or lien in the subject property. P.D. Taylor, Sheriff of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma By: /s/P.D. Taylor DEPUTY Don Timberlake - # 9021 BAER & TIMBERLAKE, P.C. Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 18486 Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0486 Telephone: (405) 842-7722 Facsimile: (405) 848-9349 BT File No.: 105549
HIRING EXPERIENCED WELDERS & PIPEFITTERS TRI-POINT is an oil and gas production and process equipment and services company that provides custom engineered solutions to upstream and midstream customers. We are seeking full-time Code and Non-Code Welders, and combo Pipefitters/Welder positions in our Elk City, OK locations. • Day & night shift positions • Able to read blueprints • Welders must pass either a 3G or 6G welding test • Compensation depends on experience; $16-$27/hr. for welders, $28-$32/hr. for combo (+$2 for night shift) and overtime is available BENEFITS • 401(k), company matches 4% • Holiday and Paid Time Off • Health/Dental, Vision, Short & Long-term insurance • LIfe and AD&D are paid by the Company ALL APPLICANTS THAT PASS A 6G WELDING TEST WILL RECEIVE A SIGN-ON BONUS OF $1,000, paid out after successful completion of the first 90-days of employment! Please send a resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
LAWTON/FORT SILL, OKLAHOMA REYNOLDS ARMY HEALTH CLINIC Looking for a Sign on Bonus, Relocation, Student Loan Repayment?
COME JOIN OUR TEAM! Full-time permanent Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioner positions with competitive pay and benefits package. This is a great opportunity to support our troops and military population.
Contact Vickie Lindsey at 580-558-8376 or email Vickie.email@example.com
Here’s How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you À name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! Answers
MOVING? Take FRIDAY with you Call 405-755-3311, x301, Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.okcfriday.com
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INTEGRIS employees donate turkeys to Food Bank I
NTEGRIS Health and its employees have once again donated turkeys from their annual Turkey Toss to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. While turkey is generally the main course around this time of year, for many families the cost is simply out of reach. INTEGRIS Health traditionally hands out turkeys to their employees in November as a way of “giving thanks” for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. Many employees “pay it forward” by donating their turkey to the Regional Food Bank. This year, 1,116 turkeys were donated and will be distributed to families with inconsistent access to food. “Having a meal to share is often out of reach for many of our Oklahoma neighbors,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “There are countless children, seniors and families in our community – people you may even know – who are quietly suffering from hunger. No one should have to go hungry during the holidays or at any time of the year. Thanks to INTEGRIS Health and all of their wonderful
employees, hundreds of families will now enjoy a warm meal together.” This year alone, INTEGRIS and its employees donated 20,195 pounds of food through its Turkey Toss and through Gov. Mary Fallin’s Feeding Oklahoma Drive. More than 8,000 turkeys have been donated to the Regional Food Bank since INTEGRIS Health began the partnership in 2010. This much needed source of protein helps feed the estimated 136,000 Oklahomans served through the Regional Food Bank’s network every week.
Rawdon joins Republic Diana Rawdon has joined Republic Bank & Trust as a senior vice president of professional and executive banking. With 12 years of banking and financial
industry experience, Rawdon’s primary focus and responsibility at Republic is serving local businesses, their owners and professionals in the greater Oklahoma City area. Rawdon’s immediate past experience before joining Republic was as principal of an Oklahomabased oil and gas company. An Edmond resident and graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Rawdon is active in many community organizations in the Oklahoma City metro. She currently serves on the board of directors for the YWCA of Oklahoma City. In addition, she is co-chairman for YWCA’s Woman Who Care Share, as well as on the committee for YWCA’s Purple Sash. Rawdon is also on the board of advisors for the Oklahoma City
- Photo by Rose Lane
Shaken, Not Stirred Model Annie Bohanon, Balliets owner Dee Dee Benham and stylist Charlene Wagner during the company’s annual Shaken, Not Stirred event at the store. In additional to a fashion show, Shaken, Not Stirred featured a car show, signature martinis and appetizers.
Chamber of Commerce, an active member of St. John the Baptist parish in Edmond and involved at her children’s school as the auction decoration committee co-chairman and hospitality committee cochairman.
Leadership OK seeks nominations Leadership Oklahoma is sponsoring its 8th annual Helping Oklahoma Contest which recognizes
exceptional Oklahoma volunteers from across the state for their service to Oklahoma 501c3 non-profit organizations. Helping Oklahoma is a contest developed to further Leadership Oklahoma’s mission to create, inspire and support leaders whose commitment to service energizes Oklahomans to shape our state’s future. Nominations of Oklahoma volunteers who go above and beyond to make a difference in their communities
and/or Oklahoma will be accepted until February 1, 2019. The Helping Oklahoma contest will: • Recognize an exceptional Oklahoma volunteer for service to an Oklahoma 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization(s); and • Assist that organization with a $2,500 cash award to further the work of the volunteer. To nominate a deserving volunteer for this contest, go to www.helpingoklahoma.com.
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