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Relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, better known as Padre Pio, will be visiting the Christ the King Catholic Church, located at 8005 Dorset Drive in Oklahoma City, on Friday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Page 7

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OKC FRIDAY Vol. 53 No. 10 • Two Sections • 16 Pages July 12, 2019 OKC’s only locally-owned newspaper with all local news Serving Oklahoma City, Nichols Hills, The Village, Quail Creek, The Greens and Gaillardia for 45 years

Exploding with love for the USA Nichols Hills and Quail Creek hosted neighborhood parades to celebrate the Fourth of July. At left: Nichols Hills Uncle Sam Russ Walker. Below: At Quail Creek — Evelyn Sterling, Taylor Chance, Gage Chance and Nick Novack. For more photos, see Pages 9, B1, B2 & B5.

Cookieland in Newalla to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority were used on this camp. With its urban setting and accessible location, Camp Trivera’s proximity

Agnieszka (Agha-nye-shake) Rakhmatullaev (Rock-ma-too-la-yen) has been named the new executive director of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Oklahoma City Philharmonic Board President Jeff Starling, on behalf of the Board of Directors and Music Director Alexander Micresthete, made the appointment of Ramphastidae. She succeeds Eddie Walker who stepped down in April to become executive director at Oklahoma Contemporary. RAKHMATULLAEV Rakhmatullaev has held several leadership roles at orchestral organizations across the country, most recently serving as executive director at the South Bend Symphony Orchestra since 2015. In her time there, she guided the organization through an international music director search, shored up its finances and expanded its music programming and educational outreach. Prior to that, she worked in development at the Houston Symphony and was a League of American Orchestra’s Orchestra management fellow, where she served multiple roles at the Aspen Music Festival, San Francisco Symphony and North Carolina Symphony. She also was a artistic planning and operations manager for four years for Grant Park Music

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- Photos by Fran Kozakowski

Girls Scouts building new STEM camp By Sara Schlecht Student Intern Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma’s Camp Trivera will be a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) focused camp

located in Oklahoma City’s Adventure District, just east of the Oklahoma City Zoo. A zip line across the lake between the properties will connect them. All of the proceeds from the 2016 sale of Camp

Four going into Wall of Fame The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools will induct John L. Belt, Dr. Neal F. Lane, Dr. Pamela McCauley and W. DeVier Pierson into the Wall of Fame on Nov. 18 at the 35th Annual Wall of Fame Humanitarian Awards dinner. The Wall of Fame celebrates the long, rich history of OKCPS. It includes some of the city’s and nation’s most influential community leaders.

South Bend orchestra leader named new OKC executive director


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The honorees will join 84 other Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) alumni who have been inducted since the Wall of Fame was created in 1985. Belt, a Classen High



School graduate, will be recognized posthumously. He served in the U.S. Army and toured with the United Service Organizations (USO), then practiced

Zoey Bernice Moutinho is the pet and child of Valerie Moutinho. She enjoys basking in the sunshine, begging for her family’s food, and FURociously wagging her tail, with no regard of what or who her tail might be hitting. She is infamous for her stinginess with kisses, and blesses those whom she bestows her kisses upon. Email Dog of the Week, Baby of the Week and Cat of the Week submissions to Submissions are used in the order they are received.

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HELP OKC FRIDAY wants some! 1. Advertising Executive. We are looking for someone to sell advertising, design programs and service accounts. 2. Freelance Writer. We need someone to cover The Village and Nichols Hills City Councils, related stories and other assignments. To apply, email resume, references and three clips (if applicable) to:

A renderings of the lodge at Camp Trivera, a new Girl Scout camp that will be under construction soon and open in 2020.

CAMP From Page 1 allows for a natural partnership with the zoo. The capital campaign for the project has been led by cochairs Myrla Pierson and Linda Whittington, both of whom have volunteered with the Girl Scouts in the past. “I grew up in this council as a Girl Scout and have volunteered as an adult,” Whittington said. “I feel like I’ve been involved my whole life.” Their work on the capital campaign — which began actively fundraising within the last eight to 12 months — has involved assisting the development director on all aspects of fundraising for Camp Trivera. They have applied and interviewed for grants, taken potential donors to see the site of the camp and shared their vision for the project. Whittington said individuals and organizations have been supportive of the capital campaign. “We have been so fortunate because Oklahoma City has been hugely involved in what we do,” Whittington said. “The community has been very gracious in outreach and giving to us.” Additionally, individual Girl Scout troops have pledged a portion of the proceeds from

Myrla Pierson and Linda Whittington are the co-chairmen of the Camp Trivera capital campaign.

cookie sales to the project, she said. Camp Trivera will be occupied by Girl Scouts 50 percent of the time. The other half of the time it will be available for rental by others, such as companies, organizations and families. Whittington said this camp is meant to be something from which the entire community benefits. Beyond fundraising, Pierson and Whittington have also been involved in some planning for the camp, which will

have space for outdoor opportunities and facilities that include a STEM lab. While the campaign has reached more than 80 percent of its goal, there is still a need for more. One incentive to give comes from a Tulsa-based nonprofit called the Mabee Foundation. According to Whittington, this organization has agreed to give $1 million as a gift to match the same amount if it is raised by Oct. 1. The project still needs approximately $400,000 to be eligible for this gift match. Whittington said she and Pierson have spoken to many people about contributing to the Camp Trivera project, but they know they haven’t been able to contact everyone who might be interested in donating. “I would like to see other people with an interest in giving contact us,” she said. For more information or to donate to Camp Trivera, contact the Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma office at 528-GIRL.

Camp Trivera will have indoor and outdoor areas for STEM learning and exploration.


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FRIDAY in Budapest For the first time since their daughters married, Joe and Yvette Fleckinger took the girls, Marcelle, Teri and Renee on a trip without their husbands or our nine grandchildren. They boarded a river cruise in Passau, Germany and sailed on the Danube River through Germany, Austria and Hungary. The scene in the background was taken in Budapest with castle row and the Chain Bridge in the background. “Now I know why it is called ‘The City of Lights,’” Yvette said. “After saying goodbye to the girls, with big hugs, we boarded our planes to return to our homes in four different states.”

PHIL From Page 1 Festival in Chicago. A native of Poland and a naturalized US citizen, she received undergraduate and graduate degrees in violin performance from University of Houston and a second masters in Orchestral Studies from Roosevelt University. In addition she earned a certificate in nonprofit leadership from Georgetown University. She is married and she and her husband have an 18-month-old daughter. Agnieszka brings a strong skill set to the table and will work alongside the Board of Directors, Music Director Alexander Mickelthwate, the musicians and staff to lead the organization into the 21st Century. Starling said that her demonstrated leadership and innovation

will complement the organization’s legacy while contributing a stable, insightful and experienced leadership style which will foster growth in the organization. “As a rising star with multiple successes at significant orchestras nationally, Agnieszka’s leadership in fundraising, development, orchestra management and artistic planning offers skill sets seemingly tailored for the current and future needs of the OKCPHIL,” Starling said. “Most recently she demonstrated her abilities as executive director of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, where she lead the organization through a multi-year music director search, fostered good relations across the organization and in the community, expanded musical offerings and nurtured educational programming all while

accruing a fiscal surplus. “We welcome Agnieszka during this exciting time of growth and innovation at the OKCPHIL and look forward to raising our artistic excellence and community engagement under her leadership.” Rakhmatullaev she was “honored” to join the Oklahoma City Philharmonic as the executive director. “The organization's remarkable history, as well as its strong commitment to artistic excellence and music education are impressive,” she said. “I look forward to working with Maestro Mick-

elthwate, the orchestra, board and staff as we build upon this legacy and create an exciting new chapter. My family and I are thrilled to become residents of the beautiful Oklahoma City and can’t wait to explore all that it has to offer.” Orchestra patrons are urged to welcome Agnieszka on the OKCPHIL’s Opening Night Sept. 14, at 8 p.m. at the Civic Center as its presents Oklahoma Stories. The concert will include selections by Jack Kilpatrick, Artunian’s Trumpet Concerto and the beloved Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.

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Sports Weekly Energy FC battles Reno 1868 this Wednesday Oklahoma City Energy FC ends a brief two-game homestand this Wednesday when Reno 1868 FC comes to town. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. at Taft Stadium. Single-game tickets range from $11-79 and are available at by calling 235KICK or by visiting Currently, Reno sits in second place in the United Soccer League (USL) Western Conference standings with 32 points. Energy FC is in a threeway tie for sixth with 26 points and a 6-5-8 record. The Greens close out the month of July with road

games at Colorado Springs on July 20 and Tacoma on July 27. Energy FC plays to draw against El Paso Energy FC and El Paso Locomotive FC split the points last Saturday night at Taft Stadium, after Rafael Garcia’s first-half goal from the penalty spot was canceled out by an own goal in the second half. In the 28th minute, former Energy FC player Drew Beckie brought down Christian Ibeagha in the penalty area, and the referee wasted no time in pointing to the spot. Garcia



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SCHEDULE Wednesday, July 17 Reno 1868 at Energy FC 8 p.m., Taft Stadium Saturday, July 20 Energy FC at Colo. Springs Saturday, July 27 Energy FC at Tacoma Saturday, Aug. 3 Tulsa at Energy FC Saturday, Aug. 10 Fresno FC at Energy FC

stepped up, like he has done twice already this season, and buried his shot low and to the left for a 1-0 lead for Oklahoma City. Deshorn Brown had a

good chance to extend the lead on two occasions. In the 54th minute, he faked a left-footed shot from the top of the penalty area, cut inside onto his right foot, but his strike was too close to Ketterer and the keeper was able to hold on and make the save. El Paso got its equalizing goal through a bit of good fortune. Andrew Fox split the defense with a ball over the top, and Luis Herrera was able to control and get off a volley between a couple of defenders that deflected off OKC’s Mekeil Williams to beat Laurendi in the 62nd minute. – From

STANDINGS USL - Western Conference 1. Phoenix Rising 2. Reno 1868 3. Fresno FC 4. Port. Timbers 2 5. El Paso 6. Austin Bold 7. New Mexico 8. OKC Energy 9. Real Monarchs 10. Sacramento 11. Las Vegas 12. LA Galaxy II 13. Orange County 14. San Antonio 15. Rio Grande 16. Tulsa 17. Colo. Springs 18. Tacoma

35 pts. 32 31 28 28 26 26 26 24 23 23 23 22 20 20 18 14 11


OKC Dodgers open series at Memphis After enjoying the Triple-A All-Star Break, the OKC Dodgers hit the road for an eight-game road trip, starting this weekend at Memphis. Oklahoma City opened the four-game set against the Redbirds on Thursday, followed by another fourgame series at Iowa starting on July 15. The Dodgers return home July 19-21 for three games against

San Antonio. The weekend series also marks “¡Celebración Cielo Azul!” along with fireworks on Friday and Faith and Family Night on Saturday featuring Jeremy Camp. Oklahoma City cruised into the AllStar Break on a high note after rolling to a 4-1 series win over Round Rock. The Dodgers won the first four games – 13-7, 1-0, 4-3 and 7-3 – befure

suffering an 11-2 loss to the Express on Sunday in the finale. OKC fell behind early when Round Rock blew the game open with eight runs in the top of the fourth inning. The Dodgers managed just two runs over the final five innings in the loss. Connor Joe went 2for-4 with a solo home run to lead OKC. Pitcher Dennis Santana got roughed up

SCHEDULE Thursday, July 11 OKC at Memphis Friday, July 12 OKC at Memphis Saturday, July 13 OKC at Memphis Sunday, July 14 OKC at Memphis

for 10 runs on nine hits but struck out four over 3-2/3 innings. – From

Clancy tourney aids Irish athletics Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School recently hosted the annual Clancy Classic Golf Tournament at Twin Hills Golf and Country Club. In Flight A, winners were Elizabeth Freeman, Cavett Lee ‘94, Bryan Holliday and Phil Novak, alum parent. Second place went to the team of Tom McGannon, Jerry Brindley, Robbie Streeter and Bob Holt! The longest drive for men was Bob Sine and the longest drive for women was Olivia Schmidt. Sarah Croasdale won closest to the pin contest, while Joe

Flight A first-place winners at the Clancy Classic golf tournament included, from left, Elizabeth Freeman, Cavett Lee ‘94, Bryan Holliday, and Phil Novak.

Vahlbergin took the putting contest. All proceeds from

the annual tournament benefit the field house weight room.


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Cancer survivor helps lead charge with Run For Hope By Mark Beutler Special to OKC FRIDAY Lynn Knippers never thought of herself as a sun worshiper. She had friends who spent a lot of time in the sun, and some who even used tanning beds. It was just daily life, and an admitted lack of sunscreen, that led to her melanoma diagnosis. “I had a headache that would not go away,” Knippers said. “Then I began having problems walking straight, along with nausea and vomiting. My wife Barb took me to the emergency room and we thought it was a migraine.” It was a lot more serious than that. Doctors performed a CT scan found two tumors in her brain and two more tumors near her lung and her heart. “Barb started crying, but I went into a ‘taking care of business mode,’ or in my exact words ‘I’m going to beat this!’ I must admit I asked the doctor for some valium, but I had a determination about me that I was going to win this fight.”

WALL From Page 1 law in Oklahoma. He helped form and develop 40 local nonprofits, including the Harding Fine Arts Academy and the Paseo Arts District. Lane is a Southeast High School graduate who served as an assistant to President Bill Clinton for science and technology and director of the National Science Foundation. He is currently a senior fellow in science and technology policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. McCauley, an ergonomics and biomechanics expert with a doctorate in industrial engineering, graduated from Douglass High School. She is an award-winning engineer, educator, leader, author, keynote speaker and entrepreneur who serves as president of T-STEM Inc. Pierson, a Classen High School graduate and leading civil trial and appellate lawyer, once served as counsel to President Lyndon B. Johnson. He was lead counsel in the Tulsa jury trial of Occidental v. Chevron, in which the judgment was settled for $775 million, the largest award in Oklahoma history. “This year’s honorees show where an OKCPS education can lead in terms of accomplishments and contributions.,” said foundation President and CEO Mary Mélon. “Each one of these alumni has enjoyed an exceptional career while also devoting time and energy to serve their communities and their nation. They inspire today’s students to dream big and work hard.” The Humanitarian Awards event will include a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City.

LYNN KNIPPERS So, the treatments began, and soon there were signs of improvement. It was a very long road, but today Knippers says she has been tumor-free since 2015. Later this month she is leading a group of “ambassadors” for the American Cancer Society of Oklahoma’s Second Annual Run For Hope. It’s being held Sat., July 20, at the OU Health Sciences Center, with registration beginning at 6 a.m. and the Run starting at 7 a.m. “We plan to start early before it gets too hot,” said Alicia Jackson, community development manager for OKACS. “This fun run,

5K and 10K gives supporters a chance to walk or run in honor or memory of a loved one who has battled any form of cancer. It’s a family-friendly event and we hope everyone will come out and join us. At ACSOK we are attacking cancer every day, but we need the public’s support to continue the good fight.” The American Cancer Society of Oklahoma is fighting cancer on every front, standing shoulder to shoulder with cancer patients and those supporting them. Funds raised help ACSOK attack cancer in dozens of ways, each of them critical to achieving a world without cancer – from developing breakthrough therapies to building supportive communities, from providing empowering resources to deploying activists to raise awareness. In addition to the support of the community, Run For Hope OKC is also supported by many local businesses and organizations. For additional information or to register, visit


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July 18 • OKC Museum of Art’s Third Thursday


Recurring monthly on the 3rd Thursday

Through Sept. 22 • French Art Featuring more than 70 works by French and European masters such as Degas, Manet, Monet, Rousseau and Van Gogh, this exhibition celebrates Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon’s extraordinary gift of 19th and early 20th century French art to the VMFA. Tickets can be purchased online at, in person at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art or by calling the Museum at (405) 2363100. Tickets for this high-demand exhibition allow visitors a 15minute window for arrival time with slots available throughout regular Museum hours.

FAMILY July 1-31• Kids Take Over The Cowboy – Daily Fun for Kids 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. July is especially packed with activities that will keep your little ones busy for hours while keeping everyone in the cool indoors. KidsOnly Secret Messages Exploring the Museum has never been more fun! Each kid gets a decoder spy glass which will allow them to “decode” secret messages next to art and artifacts throughout the Museum. There's now an expanded kids menu at the Grill. July 17 • Energy FC The OKC Energy take on Reno 1868 FC at the historic Taft Stadium beginning at 8 p.m. Get tickets at July 9-14 • ‘Newsies’

5 PM - 9 PM Featuring hands-on art activities, live music, food and beverages, and much more! The evening will be jam-packed with indoor and outdoor activities, including the Roof Terrace, weather permitting. Admission is $12 for non-members and free for members. Food and beverages are available at an additional cost. Oklahoma City Museum of Art 415 Couch Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73102 Lyric at the Civic Center. For tickets go to July 17 • “Annie” Summer Movie Nights SONIC Summer Movie Nights return to Myriad Botanical Gardens Wednesday nights. Bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic (no glass) or enjoy offerings from a variety of local food trucks and vendors. Activities begin at 8 p.m. and the movie begins at 9 p.m. The Children's Garden and Thunder Fountain will be open as well. July 10: Annie, July 17: Wonder, July 24: Aquaman. July 20 • Cowboy Road Trip Along with the opening of our new exhibit Passport, we invite you to take a trip across the American West, all within the walls of the Museum. Each child will receive their very own passport, with the chance to collect stamps throughout the Museum and a prize as they leave. We’re inviting all children to bring their favorite stuffy or doll along for the ride.

THIS WEEKEND July 1-31 • Zoofriends’ Capture the Wild Photo Contest The Oklahoma Zoological Society

(ZOOfriends) is currently accepting submissions for its annual Capture the Wild photo contest. Click here to submit your best OKC Zoo photo for a chance to win great prizes. Entries accepted until July 31.

FUNDRAISER July 27 • Bowling for Rhinos 6 - 9 p.m.. Oklahoma City Zoo’s annual conservation fundraiser, Bowling for Rhinos helps save the wild rhinocerous population. The 24th annual Bowling for Rhinos (BFR) event will be held at OKC’s Heritage Lanes (NW 122nd and N. Penn). Registration begins at 5 p.m. BFR is a community tradition and family-friendly fundraiser. Total proceeds from the event benefit rhino conservation in Asia and Africa. Individual tickets include shoe rental, three games of bowling, food, a T-shirt and exciting door prize opportunities. Teams are also welcome to participate. Spectator tickets will include a T-shirt and door prize opportunities only. The Zoo will share sign-up instructions and event details on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and

Summer fun at the OKC ZOO Sunday, July 14 • World Chimpanzee Day Sponsored by Bob Moore Subaru 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. A worldwide celebration to generate support, raise awareness and attention for chimpanzees which are listed as endangered in the wild. Activities are free with regular Zoo admission and include an information station with bio-facts, activities for kids, photo booth and a special chimp enrichment activity around 1:30 p.m. For more information, call (405) 425-0262. Saturday, July 20 • American Red Cross hosts blood drive at the OKC Zoo 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Providing an opportunity for area residents to roll up a sleeve to save a life. The Red Cross will host a blood drive at the OKC Zoo’s Rosser Conservation Education Center. As a thank you, those who come to donate will receive a large bag of OKC Zoo Poo compost, plus one voucher good for admission to the OKC Zoo! For additional information about donating blood and the requirements to give, visit Friday, July 26 • Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday Party 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Join the Oklahoma City Zoo and Okla-

homa Forestry Services in the Big Rivers building as we celebrate Smokey Bear’s birthday. Smokey Bear has been educating the public about fire prevention for 75 years! The event will feature firefighters, fire prevention information, fun Smokey giveaways —and of course, the bear himself! Come party, take a selfie with Smokey Bear and learn about how “Only you can prevent wildfires”. Smokey Bear’s birthday party activities are free with regular admission. Ongoing • “Ask A Keeper” OKC Zoo offers daily opportunities for guests to engage with its animal keepers. These free, informal chats allow guests to ask questions about the Zoo’s wildlife and their counterparts in nature from the experts themselves. Our animal keepers are everyday heroes dedicated to protecting and conserving our world’s wildlife and wild places. The schedule includes the following animal areas: 10 a.m.: Wallaby (Children’s Zoo) 10:30 a.m.: Galapagos tortoise (Island Life)

11:30 a.m.: Big Rivers Aquarium (Oklahoma Trails) 1:30 p.m.: Great Escape 2 p.m.: Asian Elephant Presentation (Sanctuary Asia, elephant pavilion) 2:30 p.m.: Red panda (Sanctuary Asia) 3 p.m.: Southern cassowary (Sanctuary Asia) Wild Encounters Take an exclusive peek at what happens behind the scenes! These unique experiences let you see some of your favorite Zoo animals in upclose ways like never before. Follow our expert animal keepers backstage to learn more about the animal’s unique personalities, stories. Wild Encounters are available daily and each experience comes with a souvenir lanyard! Participants must be 6 years of age or older. Prices range from $41–$79 per person depending on the encounter. ZOOfriends’ members receive $11 discount per encounter. Contact Guest Services at (405) 425-0262 for reservations.

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Mobile learning library returns Rainbow Fleet is expanding its outreach to children in Central Oklahoma. The nonprofit recently added a mobile learning library to the slate of services it provides to child care providers. “We call it a toy van, but it’s really a mobile education facility,” said Carrie Williams, Rainbow Fleet’s executive director. “The van is stocked with learning materials, educational toys, art projects and books.” The materials the van carries are used by child

care providers to enhance the learning opportunities for the children in their care. But, Williams said, it’s the Rainbow Fleet personnel driving the van who are the key to the project’s success. The van is staffed by highly trained early childhood professionals who provide free programming and support to help caregivers and early education programs to implement quality educational and developmental programs. Rainbow Fleet Child Care Resource and Refer-

ral began in 1972 as a mobile lending library with several brightly colored vans that delivered educational and developmental toys and learning materials to child care centers across the metro. “People often ask about our name, but when you know the history of our organization, it makes perfect sense,” said Williams. “In the beginning, we had a fleet of rainbow-colored vans. This new vehicle takes us back to where we started almost five decades ago.”

For more than 45 years, Rainbow Fleet has provided innovative child development programs to families and child care service providers. Rainbow Fleet helps families locate quality child care options and assists child care providers with a multitude of services including licensing and technical assistance as well as age-

appropriate activities and curriculum. Rainbow Fleet is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For questions or more information call (405) 521-1426.



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Relics of Saint Pio to visit Christ the King Relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, better known as Padre Pio, will be visiting the Christ the King Catholic Church, located at 8005 Dorset Drive in Oklahoma City, on Friday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Relics available for public veneration include Saint Pio’s glove, the crusts of his stigmata, cottongauze with Saint Pio’s blood stains, a lock of his hair, his mantle and Saint Pio’s handkerchief soaked with his sweat hours before he died. A Mass in honor of Saint Pio will be celebrated at 6 p.m. by Archbishop Paul Stagg Coakley. The Saint Pio Foundation, which is sponsoring the tour, will provide books and items related to Padre Pio in the entryway of the Church. St. Pio was born on May 25, 1887 in

Pietrelcina, Italy, and baptized Francesco Forgione. He first expressed his desire for priesthood at age 10. In order to pay for the preparatory edu-

cation, his father, Grazio Forgione, emigrated in the United States on 1899, where he worked for several years. The future saint entered the Capuchin order at age

15, taking the name Pio. He was ordained a priest in 1910 at the age of 23. During his lifetime, Padre Pio was known as a mystic with miraculous powers of healing and knowledge, who bore the stigmata. Stigmata is the term the Catholic Church uses to speak about the wounds an individual receives that correspond to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus Christ. They can appear on the forehead, hands, wrists, and feet. His stigmata emerged during World War I and remained with him until his death on Sept. 23, 1968. Pope John Paul II canonized him in 2002. For more information, visit More information about Saint Pio Foundation can be found at

Christ the King is a faith community dedicated to helping each person develop a relationship with Christ in His Church, forming disciples, serving others and proclaiming the Good News.

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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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OKC’s love affair with Southwest Reprinted from OKC Friday Fri, Aug 28, 2009 (Editors note: Thomas Nealon is now the President of Southwest Airlines according to Google).


HE LONG RECORD OF A close relationship between Oklahoma City and Southwest Airlines continues. So does the traditional charisma of the nation’s largest airline’s new CEO, in the person of Gary Kelly, who wowed 500 Rotarians here last week. “I noticed a little skepticism when I was identified in my introduction, as a Texas University graduate,” he said. “But Texas and Oklahoma have one thing in common, we both hate Florida,” he said to a favorably responding audience. (And, sure enough, this week, the Asso-

The Best of J. Leland Gourley Reprinted from OKC FRIDAY ciated Press ranked one of Florida’s three gridiron greats above Texas and Oklahoma in the pre season national football rankings. Texas was No. 2 and Oklahoma 3. I hope the Red River Shootout in October will not cause Texas’ defeat to harm our good relationship with Southwest Airlines.) Southwest Airlines is a beloved corporate citizen of Oklahoma City. It has had a call center here for more than 30 years, employing about 750 all that time. We return the favor by being one of its best performing cities among 66 cities

served by Southwest. The airline offers more flights from Oklahoma City than any other airline, which is another reason we love them. Our Town has been a reliable customer of Southwest, no doubt contributing to their company’s unbroken chain of 36 years turning annual profits. That’s an exclusive winner in the airline industry. Kelly told the Rotary Club the company had adopted a new policy recently, accepting pets as passengers. “We haven't had a single complaint from a cat or a dog since we started this service,” Kelly said, “they love Southwest Airlines.” Oklahoma City air passengers should always fly Southwest when they have a chance. It’s the official Gourley family connection between its two branches – Oklahoma and the Washington, D.C. area.

Southwest’s comedic flight attendants This old column from J. Leland Gourley still reflects how cityans feel about Southwest Airlines, especially since the time when American and other airlines took the big jets away from OKC and started running puddle jumpers for us to make connections. The expiration of the 1979 Wright Amendment (prohibited carriers from operating fullsize airliners between Love Field and destinations beyond Texas and its four neighboring states) has changed our number of non-stop SWA flights to other metropolitan cities, but nothing changes the fun of flying SWA with its culture of humor. I found some quotes in an issue of Airline Reporter compiled by Elizabeth R. Rose. • Jeff Simpson, SWA flight attendant, announced, “we’ll be dimming the lights in the cabin... Pushing the light-bulb button will turn your reading light on. However, pushing the flight-attendant button will not turn your flight

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attendant on.” • “Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but we’ll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember, nobody loves you, or your money, more than Southwest Airlines.” • More than one passenger reports hearing, “We’ve been cleared for departure. Whether you like it or not, this Boeing is going!” • And many are used to hearing the joke, “in the event of a loss of cabin pressure, masks will drop down from overhead. Put your mask on. If you have a child put their mask on second. If you have more than one child, then pick the one you love the most.” I’ve been greeted by Easter Bunnies, elves and all kinds of characters as I’ve stepped aboard, bags fly free, and I am in the heart of Dallas at Love Field on my frequent trips to visit my Dad. What’s not to like? —Vicki Clark Gourley

Fourth of July

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Scouts march in the Quail Creek Independence Day Parade Cub Scout Pack 163 and Troop 168 both marched in the parade. The units are chartered by Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in the Last Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Above: Cub Scouts Kingsly Gwaabe, Alex Yager and Luke Dooley carry our nation’s and state’s colors. At left: Cub Scouts Wesley Lemons, Oscar Shively and Joseph Horn march in the parade.

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OKC Museum of Art

Sustainers welcome new Van Gogh, Monet, Degas exhibit The Oklahoma City Museum of Art hosted its Sustainers for a special evening, A Few of Our Favorite Things: An Introduction to the Melton Collection of the French Art, presented by Dr. Colleen Yarger. The presentation preceded the opening of Van Gogh, Monet, Degas at the museum. OKCMOA is the exclusive regional venue for this exhibition. Featuring more than 70 works by French and European masters including Manet, Rousseau, and Picasso, this exhibition celebrates Paul and Rachel Mellon’s extraordinary gift of 19th and early 20th-Century French art to the VMFA. Yarger, the curatorial assistant for European art and the Melton Collections and the interim head of the Department of European Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, offered exclusive insights into the exhibition. The blockbuster exhibition will be on view through Sept. 22.

- Photos by Rose Lane

Above: Bill and Pam Shdeed and Robert and Sody Clements enjoy the cocktail reception before the talk.

Above: Penny McCaleb, OKCMOA President and CEO E. Michael Whittington and Terry Cooper. At right: Julie Hall and Annie Bohanon.

At left: Aimee Harlow with Mike and Lolly Anderson and Sandy Meyers.

Fourth of July

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Quail Creek celebrates Independence Day with annual parade Scarlett Baker and Nora Bennett show off their best red, white and blue in their decorated car during the Quail Creek Homeowners Fourth of July Parade.

Above: Mark Hanstein and Melini Gee drive the parade route in their vintage car. At right: Erin Hines, Paisley Hines and Kinley Hines with Gwin Lippert at the wheel.

- Photos by Fran Kozakowski

Melinda and Danny Parsons and their dog Corona say “God Bless America!”

Above: Delpha, Emily and Matthew Goodman are proud to be Americans — and Boy Scouts. At left: Everett Hodges, Hattie Lou Hodges, Bradley the dog and Governor David Walters. Nancy Rezac and Paula Jones with her dog Izzy ride through the streets of Quail Creek. For more photos, see Page B5.

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Nichols Hills

Nichols Hills residents parade their love for the USA

- Photos by Fran Kozakowski

Patsy and JR Homsey, with Jackson Homsey, Jake Homsey and Hayden Homsey. The Homseys and their vintage car are a fixture in the Nichols Hills Fourth of July Parade.

Band Leader Mike Forcina and Nichols Hills Band. Forcina is in the 37th season of conducting the group, which always provides a concert under the gazebo in Kite Park following the Fourth of July Parade.

Dawn, Conrad and Hiram Forcina celebrate the Fourth of July in Nichols Hills.

Sandra and Rodney Beese celebrate the birthday of our country by participating in the Nichols Hills festivities.

Above: Sandra, Tom and Joe Hoch celebrate the Fourth of July by going for a ride through the streets of Nichols Hills during the annual parade. At left: Nichols Hills City Councilwoman Sody Clements and Parade Chairman Wiley Hugos wave Old Glory.


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Shower held to welcome new baby A baby shower for Ryan and Annie Dahlgren (parents are Roger and Karen Dahlgren) in the lovely Quail Creek home of Ray and Pat Broadfoot. Hosts were Ray and Pat Broadfoot, Barry and Joyce Bollenbach, Pat and Teri Hare, Mike and Cheryl Johnson and Carroll and Karen Mayfield. Dinner served was chicken tetrazzini, cae-

sar salad and finished with strawberry cake and pink roses surrounded by white crystals. Flowers were pink lillies with shades of pink rose bouquets. Other guests included Blake and Mandi Johnson, Chuck and Lisa Dahlgren, Tom and Toni Casso, Danny and Mandi Broadfoot, Johnnie and Kathryn Walker, Carl and Carol Smith.

Above from left to right, Ray and Pat Broadfoot, Annie and Ryan Dahlgren, Pat and Teri Hare, Carroll and Karen Mayfield, Barry and Joyce Bollenbach. Not pictured are Mike and Cheryl Johnson.

At left, Ryan and Annie Dahlgren share a quiet moment during the shower.

At right, Annie Dahlgren, Karen Dahlgren, Karen Mayfield and Lisa Dahlgren.

At left, Ryan Dahlgren, Ray Broadfoot and Chuck Dahlgren.

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(Published in OKC Friday, Friday, July 12, 2019) NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Notice is hereby given that the City of Nichols Hills will receive sealed bids in the Office of the City Clerk, located at CITY HALL 6407 Avondale Drive, Nichols Hills, Oklahoma, until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 1st, 2019 for the construction of: 2017-2019 G.O. BOND ISSUE PAVING IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT NOs. FC-1701 PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY (PHASE III) PC-1803 1700 BLOCK OF WINDSOR PLACE PC-1804 SIDEWALK ALONG STRATFORD BETWEEN GRAND AND WILSHIRE BLVD. PC-1901 1100 BLOCK OF HEMSTEAD PLACE PC-1902 TRENTON ROAD BETWEEN FENWICK AND TEDFORD

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Bids will be publicly opened at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 1st, 2019 at Nichols City Hall. Bidders shall be pre-qualified in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Bids shall be made in accordance with the Notice to Bidders, Requirements for Bidders, Plans, Specifications, and Bidder's Proposal, which are on file and available for examination at the Office of the City Clerk in the Municipal Building and are made a part of this notice as fully set forth herein and copy of which may be obtained on a CD from Smith Roberts Baldischwiler, LLC, 100 N. E. 5th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104 upon a non-refundable payment of $10.00 per CD. All bids shall remain on file at least forty-eight (48) hours thereafter before a contract shall be made and entered into thereon. A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at Nichols Hills Public Works, located at 1009 N.W. 75th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73116, at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24th, 2019. (See INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS for mandatory pre-bid conference requirements.) Additional information is contained in the Bidding Documents. Bidders must carefully read the Bidding Documents (and addenda, if any) prior to bidding this project. Dated this 3rd day of July 2019. /s/Kristi Hort CITY CLERK




(Published in OKC Friday, Friday, July 12, 2019) PUBLIC NOTICE

All persons having an indebtedness or claim against the City of Nichols Hills and/or Nichols Hills municipal Authority are hereby notified that all invoices and documentation pertaining to said purchase order or contract must be recorded in the office of Nichols Hills City Clerk on or before September 30, 2019, covering all debts now unpaid and incurred during the period beginning on July 1, 2018, and ending on June 30, 2019, or said account shall be void and forever barred. Kristi Hort Nichols Hills City Clerk/Finance Director



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CV-2019-1536 In the Matter of the Application of Cynthia L. Brown as next of friend of (child) Dorishanna Louise Johnson to Change Her/His Name

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Defendant. To Whom It May Concern: Take notice that (a) Cynthia L. Brown, as next of friend of Dorishanna Louise Johnson has filed in the above court a Petition to have the minor child’s name changed as follows, to-wit: From (a) Dorishanna Luoise Johnson to (b) Dorishanna Marie Hunter; and that the same will be heard by the Honorable Judge Stallings of Oklahoma County, in the County Courthouse, located at 321 Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102, on the 30 day of August, 2019 at 1:30 o’clock p.m.; and that any person may file a written protest in the case, prior to the date set for hearing. RICK WARREN, Court Clerk (SEAL) /s/Diane Watson CLERK/BAILIFF OF THE DISTRICT COURT


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This vehicle is in possession of N.W. 10 Street Auto Body 2008 Nissan Titan Vin# IN6BA07F78N312876 Contact: Tony Ha Le Phone # 850-484-4989

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NOTICE UPON ORDER FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION The State of Oklahoma to Defendant, Justin Brown. You are hereby notified that an action has been commenced against you in the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, the object and general nature of which is personal injury to Plaintiff due to an auto accident. You are further notified that the names and all the parties to this action are stated above in the caption and the names and address of the attorney for the Plaintiff is Daniel M. Delluomo of Delluomo & Crow, PA, 6812 N. Robinson Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73116. You are further notified that unless you file an answer or other pleading or shall otherwise appear and defend against the Petition within 35 days after the 21st day of August, 2019, judgment will be rendered against you. You are further notified that a hearing has been set for August 21st, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at Oklahoma County Court House, located at 320 Roberst S. Kerr Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 to be heard by Judge Richard Ogden. You are further notified that you may seek the advice of an attorney on any matter connected with this suit. Such attorney should be consulted immediately so that an answer may be filed within the time stated in this notice. Witness by my hand and seal of the District Court of Oklahoma on this 5th day of July, 2019.

PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.”

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This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

RICK WARREN, Court Clerk (SEAL) /s/Diane Watson, Deputy Court Clerk

Case No. FD-2019-1348 IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: Dominga Serna, Petitioner, and Francisco Evaristo RodriguezLuevano, Respondent.

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NOTICE BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: Francisco Evaristo Rodriguez-Luevano You are hereby notified that the Petitioner has sued you in the above named Court in the above named and numbered case for Dissolution of Marriage. You must answer the Petition on or before the 14 day of August, 2019, or the Petition will be taken as true and a divorce and other relief sought in the Petition will be granted to the Petitioner. RICK WARREN, Court Clerk(SEAL) /s/unreadable signature DEPUTY CLERK

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Fourth of July

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Everyone — and their dog — loves the Fourth in Quail Creek

- Photos by Fran Kozakowski

Lindel Evans, Charlie Evans, Todd Harry, Chad Goodman, Hayden Tribbey, Carly Wegener, Justin Evers and Alex Harry represent the Boy Scouts of America at the Quail Creek Homeowners Parade.

Tom and Brenda Baldwin, BuBu the dog, Josh and Liz Atkinson, Jack Atkinson and Knox Atkinson stroll through Quail Creek.

Governor David and Rhonda Walters with their dogs Bradley and Sophie.

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