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The Allen 4-H Club paid a surprise visit to Mrs. Abbie Harrington on her 102nd birthday and treated her and her neighbors at Woodland Hills to cupcakes. Pictured with Mrs. Harrington are (back) Maycee Howard, Colton Howard, Caden Howard, advisor April Whitehead, and Grasyn Howard; (front) A.J. Hill, Alex Hill and Kaylee Ford.

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Saturday, December 14th, will be a very busy day in Allen. You can start your day with lunch, a Biscuit & Dumplin’ meal will be served from 11:00 to 2:00 that day at the Allen Masonic Lodge on West Broadway. You may also pickup the ribs and chicken ordered from the Citra Cemetery fundraiser at this time. After enjoying a delicious lunch it won’t be a long wait until Santa arrives. The

Jolly Old Man will make an appearance downtown in the Memory Lane gazebo at 3:00 to visit with all the good girls and boys. Although it is never too cold for Santa, if the weather is bad (too cold or raining) he will entertain his visitors at the Masonic Lodge. After visiting with the children up town, he will make a stop at Woodland Hills before heading back to the North Pole to finish up all the last minute requests and

Filing closed for Seat 4 on the Allen Board of Education with three contenders having signed up for the position. The three day open filing period was December 2nd thru 4th. Refiling for the seat is the

incumbent, Chad Goodson. Challenging him are Barbara McPherson and Joe Bailey. The election will be held Tuesday, February 11th. If no candidates receives a majority of the votes cast

maybe rest a little before his Christmas Eve trip around the world. After Santa departs, Allen shoppers will gather to find out who the lucky winner of the new 42” LED television will be. Those who have “shopped at home” with Allen Chamber members this season have been accumulating tickets for the drawing. With the TV as the grand prize, several other gifts from local merchants will also be

awarded. You must be present to win Also to be announced, just before the drawing, are the winners of the Christmas Lighting Contest. Judging was held this week, from December 10th thru 13th, and three prizes will be awarded.

The first place home will be awarded $100 in Allen bucks, second will receive $50, and the third place winner will get $25. Allen bucks may be redeemed at any Allen Chamber of Commerce member’s business.

Hanging of the Green at Allen FBC

Allen First Baptist Church will welcome the Christmas season with their annual “Hanging of the Green” during this Sunday morning’s service, December 15th. Everyone is invited to come enjoy this beautiful, musical presentation of the meaning of Christmas. The previously planned potluck meal has had to be postponed due to scheduling conflicts. Sunday, December 22nd, has been designated for the church’s (50+%), a run-off election Children’s Program. As always, everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the performance. will be held April 1st. The last day to register to vote in the February 11th school election is January 17th. All district residents are urged to vote.

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You know Christmas is just around the corner when the Atwood Nazarene has their annual bazaar. Busy workers included Robyn Jones, Crystal Sherry, Kelsey Sherry, Ruth DeShields and Latrisha Sherry.

The Atwood Christmas Bazaar was a mother/daughter affair for LaDean Reid and Karen Baldridge.

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by Bill Robinson, Publisher

This is the time of year I reminisce more than usual. While looking thru our files I found several items from December of 1934. The first item is about the Atwood community from December 1934. ATWOOD CLUB HOLDS PARTY THIS WEEK Mrs. E.L. Thomas Is Hostess To Group’ Other News Of Interest by Inez Parham The Happy Home Club met with Mrs. E.L. Thomas Wednesday afternoon. A Christmas motif was carried out in the decorations. A short business meeting was held after which games were played. Refreshments were served to Mesdames C.R. Edmond, Roy Yerger, M.W. Wilkerson, Ralph Ramsey, S.A. Blackburn, M.L.D. Stone, B.E. McCharen, Glen Stephenson, Charley Henley, G.L. Morgan, H.G. Parham and T.O. McGuyre. Misses Eunnice Marrs and Alta Maye Parham and the hostess, Mrs. E.L. Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. W.N. Wilkerson and daughters, Juanita and Janice, of Holdenville visited relatives here Wednesday night. W.I. Johnson and Mr. A.L. Kienzle of Shawnee are transacting business here this week. Mr. West, who was in business here 23 years ago, visited friends here Tuesday. He now lives in Kansas. Estelle Head of Holdenville visited friends here Monday evening. Miss Alta Maye Parham visited in Calvin Monday. Mrs. John Smallfield and twin daughters, Ollie and Ola, of Allen were Atwood visitors Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Olen Stephenson and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Yerger visited in Atoka Sunday. Florence McKenzie of Holdenville visited friends here Wednesday. The old Choctaw gin, that has not been in operation for several years, is being wrecked and moved to Pauls Valley this week. The Key store building is being wrecked and moved to Shawnee this week. The League members will put on a play entitled “Beads On a String� in the North McAlester high school, Friday night. The local school will have a week’s vacation for Christmas. —CC— Each year we receive many letters to Santa. I always enjoy reading them. There is one that was written many years ago that is my favorite. It was written by a young girl named Bethany. Here is what she wrote . . . Dear Santa, I would like to get things for my family but I have no money. I was hoping that you can help me by getting them . . . and just put my name on them so they know I am thoughtful. Bethany I am not for sure but there is a strong possibility that she grew up to be a politician. —CC— Speaking of Santa Claus . . .Again this year one of the most amazing things about Christmas is that its icon, Santa Claus, is still around. Yes, jolly St. Nick, Father Christmas, whatever you call him, is back for another season. In this age of political correctness, it is a true wonder that Santa has not been slapped in irons, hauled to some re-education center and told to mend his ways. There is probably no other public figure that is more politically incorrect than Mr. Claus. First, there is his figure. With everyone furiously counting calories or reaching for a bottle of the newest reducing pills, Santa just rolls along carrying a hundred or so extra pounds. You wouldn’t catch him next to a gym club. Also, if he were anyone else, the Justice Department would be investigating. I can see the press release description now— “White separatist controls cult of male dwarfs at North Pole.� Then the feminists would have their turn. They would berate St. Nick for not sharing his business enterprise responsibilities with Mrs. Claus. They would scream that she has been trapped by an ice ceiling for hundreds of years. Of course the animal rights crowd would have a field day with Father Christmas. They would charge him with two counts. The first would be that he keeps a dozen reindeer that can fly— obviously an endangered species—trapped at the North Pole. Second, he forces those reindeer to pull a sleigh, fully loaded with presents, around the world in one evening. That, the animal wackos would rail, is animal abuse. Then the civil rights groups could get into the act. Santa has admitted that only those children who have been good during the year get presents on Christmas Eve. All the bad kids get nothing. There are no exceptions for the social or economic status of the children or present quotas. Santa uses his own set of criteria to determine the “good� children, not a battery of experts to advise him in the matter. To determine if the children are good or bad, Santa keeps tabs during the year. The civil rights groups would call that an invasion of privacy and unconstitutional. Despite all the political incorrectness, St. Nick just keeps slugging on each year. Though he may be an overweight, sexist, bigot, cult leader that ignores animal rights, the kids still love him.

Maybe there is still hope for the younger generation. If they can still love Santa with all of his perceived political incorrectness, they can see through all the other nonsense of the politically correct crowd. Of course, all this feeling of good will toward Santa could fall through if he stopped leaving the presents under the tree. —CC— My favorite story of the Christmas season is the fol following . . . A southern-gospel group arrived home from a singing tour and was called by the widow of a man in their church who had just passed away. The widow asked them to sing three of her husband’s favorite songs at the funeral: In The Garden, Amazing Grace, and Jingle Bells. The group leader had misgivings about singing Jingle Bells at a funeral, but when the widow insisted that her husband loved the song, he agreed to sing it but told her that they would be singing it “real slow.� At the funeral service, the group sang all three songs, including Jingle Bells slowly and mournfully. Afterward, the widow thanked the group for singing and added; “Oh, I remember the name of the song my husband liked so much. It wasn’t Jingle Bells, It was When They Ring Those Golden Bells.�

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alive on that day. I was eighteen years of age, had just graduated from high school, and was on a date when I heard that news on the radio. We were spellbound when we heard it and kept listening to the radio for hours. I remember when then President Roosevelt came on the radio and announced that ‘This day will live in infamy’. At graduation, I had received a

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scholarship for books and tuition to attend college but did not have enough money to pay my room and board and was unable to get a job at any of the college towns to pay me enough to live away from home. There was no work for me in my hometown of Allen, so I had to leave home to get a job. I got a job at a five and dime store. I worked six days a week for $1 per day. I rented a room in the town and my room and board was $5 each week. This left me $1 for personal items and to purchase clothes. I needed clothes to work in and found a store that would let

me put clothes in lay-a-way for 25 cents a week. So a $7 dress would take me 28 weeks or 7 months to pay out. There was not much left to use for the movies or any other recreation. That is an example as to how life was in 1941. With the start of that war, living conditions changed immediately in the United States. We were just coming out of the Depression. Wages up to this time were very low, but war industries began immediately and jobs began to be plentiful. Airplanes and war ships began to be built. Industries all over the United States took

off, Tinker Field in Oklahoma City began to be a place where jobs were available. Students who had graduated from high school and did not have the resources to attend college were able to get good jobs. When the war started, I left that job and attended a vocational school to learn a trade. After graduating, I got a job as a civilian employee in the Air Corps and went to work as a radio technician at Tinker Field in Oklahoma City at $3,400 annual salary. This was enough to pay room and board while I worked. Another tidbit in the story of my life.

Narcisse Alexander passed into eternity on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at the age of 38 years in Ada, Oklahoma. Narcisse was born August 15, 1975 to his parents Wallace and Jean Alexander in Ada, Okla-

homa. He was currently a resident of Norman, Oklahoma. He worked for Norman Specialty Clinic for several years as a mechanic. Narcisse was a true Sooner fan. He enjoyed all the Sooner sports. He also enjoyed the outdoors and fishing. He especially loved his family and spending time with them. He is survived by his wife Jennifer Alexander of the home; mother, Jean Tiger of Allen, Oklahoma; two brothers, Jonathan Alexander and wife Erin of Norman, and Randall Alexander of Lawton; grandparents, Gene and Leota Williams; two nieces, Allyssa Bates and Tariah Alexander; three nephews, Jaden Alexander,

Josiah Bates and Gregory Bates; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Narcisse is preceded in death by his father, Wallace Alexander, and grandparents Jeff and Elsie Alexander. Funeral services were held 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 11th, at Allen School Auditorium with Rev. Gene Williams and Rev. Steve Wilburn officiating. Interment followed at Boiling Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers serving include Jacob Williams, Carey Frazier, Sean Burgess, Ron Frazier, Chad Smith, Robbie Wells. The family chose Smith-Phillips Funeral Home for his services.

Services for Clifford Dale Tatum, 70, of Calvin are 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 12th, at the Calvin School Auditorium, Rev. Buddy Drake will officiate. Burial will follow at Gerty Cemetery. Mr. Tatum died Monday, December 9, 2013, at his home. He was born October 25, 1943 in Valliant, Oklahoma to Emmitt and Rachael James Tatum. He graduated from Gerty High School in 1963. He married Twila Lee Bradshaw on February 19, 1965 in McAlester. Mr. Tatum helped establish and manage Rural Water District #6 in Hughes County

from 1989 until the present with the assistance of his bookkeeper of 15 years, Centhy Wainscott. He was of the Baptist faith, a member of the Allen Masonic Lodge and served as a board member of the Oklahoma Rural Water Association. He was the Chairman of the Board of the Oklahoma Rural Water Association Assurance Group. Survivors include his wife, Twila Tatum, of the home; three sons, Vincent B. Tatum and wife Felecia of Ada, Sheldon D. Tatum and wife Andrea of Gerty, and Preston L. Tatum and Justin of Oklahoma City; a sister, Joy Ev-

ans of Ada; eight grandchildren, Courtney Patton, Aaron Tatum, Dusti Tatum, Ashley Tatum, Shelby Tatum, Bryar Tatum, Tara Maine, and Kyle Maine; and a great grandson, Gunner Patton. He was preceded in death by his parents and nine brothers and sisters. Bearers will be Darren Evans, Charles Robert Evans, Jim Marcum, David Bradshaw, James Gammil and Kenny Clagg. Honorary bearers will be Jim Searcy, Donny Price, Alton Tatum, Gene Whatley and Scott Harris. Services are under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.

Yeakely and husband David of Moore, Rhonda Foster and husband Arnie of Glen Carbon, Illinois, Rick Mantooth and wife Cindy of Mena, Arkansas, Sheryl Darnell and husband Jim of Parker, Colorado; and six grandchildren. She also leaves her siblings Zora Mae Howell of Calvin, Grace Leah Sanford of Calvin, Barbara June Morgan and husband James of Calvin, Effie Marie Stewart and husband Carroll of Stonewall, Billie Sue Elliott of Panama, Oklahoma, Meridith Ann Taylor of Calvin, Buford Elige Elliott and wife Betty of Mansfield, Texas,

and Irvin Elliott and wife Glenda of Prague; an uncle Marlin Elliott of Arizona; as well as a host of other cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 am on Saturday, December 14th, at the Freewill Baptist Church of Calvin with Randall Miller and Marlin Elliott officiating. Interment will follow at the Blue Ridge Cemetery in Calvin, Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of HudsonPhillips Funeral Home of Holdenville, Oklahoma.

Rites held for Narcisse Alexander

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Rites held for Ellen Mantooth

Ellen Isabell (Elliott) Mantooth, 78, former long time resident of Hughes County, Oklahoma passed away on December 9, 2013 in Norman, Oklahoma. Ellen was born on February 22, 1935 in Calvin, Oklahoma to Beatrice June (Dilbeck) and John Thomas Elliott. She had six sisters and three brothers, Zora, Grace, Barbara, Effie, Billie, Meridith, Clifford, Buford, and Irvin. Ellen and her siblings were very close and always enjoyed family gatherings together. Ellen met her love, Richard Mantooth, and the couple married December 7, 1953. The couple was married sixty years prior to Ellen’s death. They had four children, Brenda, Rhonda, Rick and Sheryl. She was a wonderful homemaker for her family and enjoyed caring for those she loved. Ellen was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church and loved her Lord. She enjoyed spending time with family. Reading and working cryptograms were among her favorite pastimes. Spending time with her sisters during their “7 sisters outings” was time she treasured. The seven sisters loved being together and going places. Preceding Ellen in death are her parents Tom and Beatrice (Dilbeck) Elliott and brother Clifford Elliott and wife Freda. Survivors include her husband Richard of the home; children Brenda



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Mark Legg, Allen church of Christ A few day ago, on Face Book, a controversial question was asked and several people commented in response. However, without any comment, one person posted a quote straight from the Bible and he was severely criticized because (they said) he had “not spoken in love.” Can quoting God’s word not be acting in love? Isn’t it love to inform people of sin so they will not be lost? How can it be love to overlook someone’s disobedience to God and do nothing to prevent them from spending eternity in hell? Do we not want to hear truth from God’s word? Have we become like Israel who did not want to hear God’s word and who said to her prophets, “do not prophesy to us right things; speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits.” (Isaiah 30:8-10) Do we also wish

to hear only “smooth” things from our preachers; not God’s commands; not our duty or the need to repent and change our ways? Would we not rather be told of things pleasing to us and that are suited to our desires? Some of Israel’s prophets seemed to have listened to the people, never preaching God’s commands or calling for repentance. Instead, to please the people and for their own financial profit, they preached pleasing messages of peace with God. God said of these prophets, “From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit. They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.” (Jeremiah 6:13-14) It seems these religious leaders of Israel deceived the people, telling them they enjoyed healthy “peace” with God when they needed serious spiritual amputation of sin to be healed. Loved ones, Please, Please! Let’s hear and obey God even though He demands that we repent and change our ways!

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Mustangs battle Roff in semi-final game

Coach Greg Mills hoping to overcome top-seed Tigers on Wednesday night

Joseph Hopper battles for position during the Vanoss game

By Herman Brown Allen correspondent The Allen Mustangs will battle the Roff Tigers Wednesday evening in the winners’ bracket semifinals of the Pontotoc Conference Tournament. Allen and Roff will square off in a 8:30 p.m. game at Calvin High School. The winner of Wednesday’s late showdown will advance to Saturday night’s 7:30 p.m. tournament championship finals. Meanwhile, the Allen vs Roff loser will slip to the third-place game at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at Calvin. “Roff will be quite a challenge,” said Allen coach Greg Mills. “They are s top seed for a reason. They are very athletic and have a lot of height and speed. We’ll have to play our style of basketball and control the tempo to have a chance to win this one.” Both teams are coming off

Tommy Lee Peay #22 led the team with 18 points in the contest.

first-round wins in the conference tournament. For Allen, the fourthseeded Mustangs outlasted the fifth-seeded Vanoss Wolves. “We had a good team effort from everyone that played,” Coach Mills said. “I’ll expect more of that down the road.” Allen built a 6-point lead going into the halftime break. The Mustangs then matched Vanoss point for point in the second half to escape with a 43-37 victory. Tommy Peay led the Mustangs with a game-high 18 points. Joseph Hopper was also a force in the win with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Zayne Erickson was limited to 3 points, but snared 10 rebounds in a winning cause. Dakota Nickell also scored 3 points while Drew Back and Ty Brown rounded out the list with 2 points each. Allen and Roff were eager to move on to their semi-final meeting on Thursday. However, a winter snow and ice storm blanketed the region - forcing officials to suspend the tournament. It was rescheduled for this week, with some games slated for Wednesday and the remaining action to follow on Saturday. Coach Mills is not entirely sure how his Mustangs will perform on Wednesday night. “We have not been back in the gym since last Wednesday,” he said. “We have not tried to have a practice. You can’t take a chance on a kid getting hurt trying to get to practice in this weather. We are hoping to practice before the game on Wednesday night. At the same time, we are all in the same boat. We may have to go out there Wednesday and see what we can do.” If there is little or no practice time, what does the veteran coach believe will happen in the game

with Roff. “I guess the team that gets the rust off first will have the best chance,” he said. “Whoever comes in and hit shots will probably win the game. We hope we can do that on Wednesday night.” The other two teams in the winners’ bracket semi-finals are the Tupelo Tigers and the Asher Indians. Allen will face one of those two teams. Coach Mills is hoping to play Tupelo or Asher in the championship game. “We finished third (in the tournament) last year,” he said. “We beat Roff after losing to Stonewall in the semi-finals. W’d like to get to the finals and see what we can do.” --AT A GLANCE Allen Mustangs #15 Joseph Hopper, senior #44 Zayne Erickson, senior #24 Little Sky Frazier, senior #42 Shawn Rolen, senior #12 Dakota Nickell, junior #00 Zack Tarbet, junior #20 Drew Back, soph #22 Tommy Peay, soph #34 Dalton James, soph #33 Bradley Rinehart, soph #10 Colby Eaker, fresh #23 Ty Brown, fresh #30 Wyatt Corum, fresh #40 Jordan Stick, fresh --UP NEXT: Pontotoc Con. Tourney @ Calvin High School ? 12/3 @ 5:30 p.m. # 5 Allen 43, #4 Vanoss 37 Allen scoring: Tommy Peay 18, Joseph Hopper 15 (and 14 rebounds rebounds), Zayne Erickson, 3 (and 10 rebounds), Dakota Nickell 3, Drew Back 2 and Ty Brown 2.

Zayne Erickson brought down 10 rebounds in the contest.

Birthdays & Anniversaries December 12 – Dennis Cassell, Tanna Buchanan, Rylan Factor, Lindsay Goddard, Laken Goddard December 13 – Joy Evans December 14 – Susie Starns, Kay Heck, Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Margerum**, Kelly Goddard December 15 – Carlous & Becky West*, Chris Lee, Chad Lee, Katelyne Files December 16 – Sonny Wallace, Preston Wallace, Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Caldwell* December 17 – Noel Arnold, Craig & Nichole Smith December 18 – Darrell Boyd December 19 – Billye Henderson, Sarah Page Monday, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Griffin* December 20 – BrayCee Wilson, Mary Taylor, Joe Buchanan, Matthew Jones December 21 – Kenny & Julie Deaton*, Tanner Ashby, Farrell & Jonna Raney*, Brandon Stephens December 22 – Cloyce Finney** *Anniversary **Deceased

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Allen girls shoot down Stonewall Longhorns 45-41 in tournament opener

by Herman Brown Allen correspondent

The Allen High School girls were set to emerge Wednesday from a prolonged basketball vacation to play three games during a four-day span. “We are going to play on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday,” Coach Jeremy Strong said. “We have not been in the gym for a while, but we’ll get some time in there this week.” On Wednesday, Allen is set to face the top-seeded Asher Lady Indians in one semi-final game of the Pontotoc Conference Tournament. The other semi-final game at Calvin High School will be a meeting between Vanoss and Roff. “The two winners will play for the tournament championship on Saturday,” the Lady Mustang coach said. “The two losers on Wednesday will play for third place on Saturday. We finished in fourth place last year and are hoping to do a little better this season.” Coach Strong knows his AHS girls will face a major challenge with Asher. “They are a very good team,” he warns. “Their post player is really good too. She is tall and strong. For us to be in this thing we’ll have to play fundamental basketball, be strong on defense, block out and crash the boards. We have to just go out and do what we do and see if that’s good enough to win the game. I don’t know what will happen in the tournament but I kind of like where we are with everything this year. We are still young, but the girls are a lot more mature and growing up as a team. We just need to keep working hard and getting better.” On Friday, Allen will jump back into the regular-season schedule. “We will play New Lima at home on Friday,’ Coach Strong said. “After that, we will go back to Calvin Saturday to finish up the tournament. I’m hoping for a strong finish.” Last Tuesday, Allen opened the tournament with a 45-41

first-round victory over the Stonewall Lady Longhorns. Allen raced away to a 28-18 halftime lead en route to the tight 45-41 win. Charlea Leonard erupted for a game-high 21 points. Leonard also hauled down a teambest 8 rebounds. Hannah Heck followed with 8 points and Kennedy Prentice chipped in 7. Miranda Raney scored 5 points in the narrow win. Alison Sells rounded out the scoring with 4 points. “We came out real strong in the first half,” the Allen coach said. “We did a good job of taking care of the ball and running our offense. But I give credit to the Stonewall coach for making some defensive adjustments at halftime. They did a good job against us and came to within four points of catching us at the end.” The one thing that “worried me the most” was a cold 8-for23 effort at the free throw line. The Lady Mustangs managed only two free throws in the second half. “We have to do a better job on our foul shooting opportunities,” Coach Strong said. “That is something we can work on to improve.” --AT A GLANCE Seniors (3) #00 Ashley Cross #44 Sondra Howser --Juniors (1) #25 Jessi Merriman --Sophomores (7) #11 Hannah Heck #20 Kennedy Prentice #22 Alison Sells #24 Charlea Leonard #32 Alycia Evans #33 Miranda Raney #34 Emily Nelson --Freshmen (7) #10 Chelsea Wedlow #12 Faith Caldwell #13 Oke-Tw’sha Roberts #15 Emily Smith #23 Grace Laden #30 Kaitlen Riddle #40 Abbey Gaines

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November 2013 November 4, 2013 The Board of Pontotoc County Commissioners met for a regular scheduled meeting in which the time, place, and agenda were duly posted on November 1, 2013 at 301 S. Broadway, Ada, Oklahoma. Gary Starns, Randy Floyd, Justin Roberts, and Tammy Brown were present for the meeting. The following guests attended: JR Grissom, Art Lawler, Nick Lee, Kent Lee, Bennet Anderson, Debbie Byrd, Chad Letellier, and Glenda Gonderman. Motion by Roberts, second by Floyd, to approve October 28, 2013 meeting minutes and October 28, 2013 special meeting minutes. All aye. Motion by Floyd, second by Roberts, to approve Resolution #14-23, pipeline permit application and crossing fees. All aye. Applicant will provide 5 days’ notice to Commissioners of the move-in date for construction of the crossing. Such notice shall be given by letter addressed to the Board of County Commissioners. The applicant shall also notify the County Commissioners by phone of the construction start date. This application must be submitted to the County Clerk for approval by the Board of County Commissioners along with a permit fee of $1,000.00 per road crossing made payable to the County Treasurer of Pontotoc County and a filing fee to be made payable to the Pontotoc County Clerk. Filing fees are $13.00 for first page and $2.00 for each page thereafter, including profile and plat maps. Motion by Roberts, second by Floyd, to approve Resolution #14-22, annual pay raise policy. All aye. Motion by Roberts, second by Floyd, to award bid #3, Pontotoc County road projects asphalt overlay to Haskell Lemons’ Construction for $82.25 per ton. All aye. Motion by Roberts, second by Floyd, to approve the use of CBRI Funds for Pontotoc County road projects. All aye. Motion by Starns, second by Floyd, to approve ONEOK Hydrocarbon’s application for gas/petroleum pipeline crossing roads in Pontotoc County. All aye. Motion by Floyd, second by Roberts, to approve Resolution #14-21, request from Kent Lee to rezone from existing A-2, Suburban District to C-2, General Commercial District for a Used Automobile Lot to be located on S/2 of Lot 6, Block 3, Cross Timbers Subdivision in District #1. Floyd aye, Roberts, Starns opposed. JR Grissom, Agri-Plex manager, stated the sidewalk in front of the big door at the Agri-Plex needs to be fixed. Approved monthly reports. Approved the following October 2013 monthly and special appropriations: Highway $380,843.06 CAR $27,225.18 Resale Property $5,620.26 Law Library $1,905.73 Visual Inspection $ Mortgage Tax Cert $625.00 Mechanic’s Liens $878.00 Agri-Plex $9,258.75 Victim Rights` $ Preventive Child Abuse $ Court Clerk Trust $ Drug Court Sentencing $ 911 $91.28 Preservation Fees $3,480.00 REAP $ Court Clerk Revolving $4,081.53 Juvenile Drug Court $2,916.66 Flood Plain Management $ Assessor’s Revolving $312.00 Homeland Security $ Lodging Tax $28,656.15 Sales Tax Proceeds $328,810.65 Emergency Management $ Dept. of Environmental Quality $ Hazmat Planning Grant $ County Reward Fund $ Pontotoc Co. Educational Fac. Auth. $ Courthouse Security $3,469.21 DARE $ Commissary $8,976.90 Sheriff’s Fees $47,683.33 CDBG $ Health Department $7,948.46 Excess Resale $ County Use Tax $19,610.44 Fire Tax $77,130.18 County Fire Use Tax $5,348.30 $964,871.07 Approved October 2013 monthly minutes for publication. Approved blanket purchase orders: HWY 2392-2396 Sheriff 2397-2402 MD 2403-2405 General 2406-2407 HWY 2410 Approved purchase orders for payment: ZFIRETAX: 8, SHIPMAN COMMUNICATIONS, 993.00, SPLY;GENERAL: 546, CINTAS CORPORATION LOC 618, 88.08, SPLY; 547, FIVE STAR OFFICE SUPPLY 02, 798.95, SPLY; 548, SHIPMAN COMMUNICATIONS, 2907.00, SPLY; 549, LAMBERT MECHANICAL INC, 120.00, SERVICE; 550, MIDWEST PRINTING CO, 632.77, SPLY; 551, ADA NEWS, 28.00, SPLY; 552, ADA PAPER COMPANY, 42.51, SPLY; 553, EASTERN OKLA YOUTH SERVICES, 558.00, SPLY; 554, O G & E, 419.28, REMITTANCE; 555, O G & E, 2405.75, REMITTANCE; 556, O G & E, 76.78, SPLY; 557, O G & E, 592.31, REMITTANCE; 558, O G & E, 471.11, SPLY; 559, STATE AUDITOR & INSPECTOR, 733.49, SERVICE;HIGHWAY: 914, CINTAS CORPORATION LOC 618, 796.19, SPLY; 915, FITTSTONE INC, 97.92, RD MAT; 916, GRISSOMS, 402.73, SPLY; 917, PRUITT COMPANY, 292.50, SPLY; 918, RED ROCK PIT, 320.00, SPLY; 919, RSI COMMUNICATIONS, 75.00, REMITTANCE; 920, RED ROCK PIT, 71.54, SPLY; 921, AMERICINN MCALESTER, 77.00, HOTEL; 922, STARNS, GARY, 119.78, TRAVEL; 923, VISION BANK, 3056.78, LEASE; 924, O REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC., 30.90, PARTS; 925, RED ROCK PIT, 144.15, SPLY; 926, RSI COMMUNICATIONS, 75.00, REMITTANCE; 927, RURAL WATER DIST #8, 32.56, SPLY; 928, SEAL MASTERS INC, 1472.70, RD MAT; 929, T X I OPERATIONS L P, 415.89, RD MAT; 930, T X I OPERATIONS L P, 375.24, SPLY; 931, T X I OPERATIONS L P, 362.16, SPLY; 932, T X I OPERATIONS L P, 511.86, SPLY; 933, T X I OPERATIONS L P, 579.06, RD MAT; 934, RESIDENCE INN, 77.00, TRAVEL; 935, VISION BANK, 2675.18, LEASE; 936, CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SERV, 1749.89, LEASE; 937, CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SERV, 1749.89, LEASE; 938, BUMPER TO BUMPER, 49.99, SPLY; 939, DOLESE BROS, 2909.98, SPLY; 940, ERGON ASPHALT AND EMULSIONS, 3909.41, SPLY; 941, ERGON ASPHALT AND EMULSIONS, 12288.82, SPLY; 942, ERGON ASPHALT AND EMULSIONS, 3948.75, SPLY; 943, FENTRESS OIL CO., 2368.65, FUEL; 944, FENTRESS OIL CO., 5269.50, SPLY; 945, FENTRESS OIL CO., 4796.29, FUEL; 946, FENTRESS OIL CO., 5487.72, SPLY; 947, GREAT PLAINS KUBOTA, 6.49, MAINT; 948, JAMES SUPPLIES & RENTAL CO., 52.75, SPLY; 949,

KIRBY SMITH EXCHANGE, 1980.30, SPLY; 950, MEAD LUMBER DO-IT CENTER, 102.97, SPLY; 951, MEAD LUMBER DOIT CENTER, 94.56, SPLY; 952, O G & E, 25.69, REMITTANCE; 953, O G & E, 60.40, SPLY; 954, RSI COMMUNICATIONS, 75.00, REMITTANCE; 955, SEAL MASTERS INC, 2788.80, SPLY; 956, SHERRELL STEEL L.L.C, 14.00, SPLY; 957, SHERRELL STEEL L.L.C, 347.72, SPLY; 958, T D S TELECOM, 166.76, SPLY; 959, U S CELLULAR, 100.96, SERVICE; 960, CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SERV, 1749.89, LEASE; 961, EMPIRE FINANCIAL SERVICES, 1882.41, LEASE; 962, VISION BANK, 6525.57, LEASE;SENIOR CITIZENS TRANS: 126, A T & T, 176.80, SERVICE; 127, CENTERPOINT ENERGY - ARKLA, 13.13, REMITTANCE; 128, CENTERPOINT ENERGY - ARKLA, 22.58, REMITTANCE; 129, O G & E, 271.43, SERVICE; 130, RSI COMMUNICATIONS, 150.00, SPLY; 131, SAUNDERS & ASSOC, 100.00, SERVICE; 132, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 139.49, SPLY;HEALTH: 115, ADA PAPER COMPANY, 268.40, SPLY; 116, BACHELOR INTEGRITY ACCOUNTING PC, 1800.00, SPLY; 117, GLAXOSMITHKLINE, 1452.40, SPLY; 118, U S CELLULAR, 180.17, PHONE; 119, WAL MART COMMUNITY BRC, 129.46, SPLY; 120, UMB BANK CORP TRUST & ESCROW SER, 26735.11, REMITTANCE;SHERIFF FEES: 258, SMITH, CONNIE, 73.45, TRAVEL; 259, ADA TIRE CENTER INC, 10.00, TIRES; 260, CABLE ONE, 100 95, SERVICE; 261, COM DATA CORPORATION, 716.24, SPLY; 262, CULLIGAN, 34.25, SERVICE; 263, FOREHAND S GARAGE, 520.00, MAINT; 264, BEMAC SUPPLY, 286.32, SPLY; 265, CABLE ONE, 153.45, SERVICE; 266, FIVE STAR OFFICE SUPPLY 02, 135.00, SPLY; 267, NICKERSON PLUMBING, 93.34, SPLY; 268, RHYNES SURPLUS, 59.99, SPLY;COUNTY CLERK MECH LIENS: 28, COMFORT INN, 166.00, HOTEL; 29, HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS NORTHWEST, 81.00, HOTEL; 30, NORTHWEST INN, 166.00, HOTEL; 31, STARNS, KAREN S, 309.06, TRAVEL; 32, OSU CTP, 35.00, REGISTRATION; 33, WALKER, PAMELA A, 408.31, TRAVEL; 34, CANNON FINANCIAL SERVICES INC, 212.50, SPLY;AGRI PLEX: 130, ADA PAPER COMPANY, 553.63, SPLY; 131, INDIAN NATION FIRE SPRINKLER LLC, 392.00, SPLY; 132, J B LUMBER, 38.48, SPLY; 133, LOCKE SUPPLY, 47.94, SPLY; 134, O REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC., 25.99, PARTS;COUNTY ASSESSOR FEE REVOLVING FUND: 1, COUNTY RECORDS INC, 417.00, REMITTANCE;” Sprinkler system at Agri-Plex had one site activated by mistake and Grissom checked to make sure it was working properly. Motion by Roberts, second by Floyd, to recess and reconvene at 10:00 AM at the AgriPlex. All aye. Motion by Starns, second by Floyd, to reconvene at Agri-Plex. All aye. Grissom and the Pontotoc County Board of Commissioners agreed for Grissom to prepare a specification sheet for the preparation of letting bid to install wainscoting, to fix columns on exterior Agri-Plex building, and for guttering. Grissom will also prepare a demo column for the vendors to prepare their bid. Also, Grissom will have a survey done by Kevin Guinn so that fencing can be installed around the perimeter of the Agri-Plex buildings. Motion by Roberts, second by Starns, to adjourn. All aye. November 7, 2013 The Board of Pontotoc County Commissioners met for a special scheduled meeting in which the time, place, and agenda were duly posted on November 5, 2013 at 301 S. Broadway, Ada, Oklahoma. Gary Starns, Randy Floyd, Justin Roberts, and Tammy Brown were present for the meeting. The following guests attended: Glenda Gonderman, Eldon Flinn, and Elaine Bearden. The Excise Board discussed and approved carryovers from FY 2012-2013, October 2013 appropriations, and FY 2013-2014 Pontotoc County Budget. The Board of Pontotoc County Commissioners submitted Resolution #14-22, annual pay raise policy, which was approved in the Commissioners meeting on November 4, 2013. The Excise Board approved Resolution #14-22, annual pay raise policy, which is to be effective retroactively July 1, 2013. Motion by Starns, second by Floyd, to adjourn. All aye. November 12, 2013 The Board of Pontotoc County Commissioners met for a regular scheduled meeting in which the time, place, and agenda were duly posted on November 7, 2013 at 301 S. Broadway, Ada, Oklahoma. Gary Starns, Randy Floyd, Justin Roberts, and Pam Walker were present for the meeting. The following guests attended: JR Grissom, Janna Kelley, Kaycee Malone, Dana Bean, Shawn Deran, Marilyn McDaniel, Debbie Byrd, and Art Lawler. Motion by Floyd, second by Starns, to approve November 4, 2013 meeting minutes. All aye. Motion by Starns, second by Roberts, to approve travel designation for Assessor, Debbie Byrd, for FY 2013-2014. All aye. Motion by Floyd, second by Starns, to approve Sale of County Owned Property on November 4, 2013: W/2 NW NE NE Section 14 Township 4 North Range 5 East. All aye. Motion by Starns, second by Floyd, to approve transcript of proceedings of sale for county owned property sold on November 4, 2013. All aye. Motion by Starns, second by Roberts, to approve letting bid #5, printing of digital ballots for Pontotoc County Election Board. All aye. Motion by Starns, second by Roberts, to approve letting bid #6, Pontotoc County purchasing one or more, 2013 or newer, asphalt oil distributor with financing and trade-in option. All aye. Fencing around the Agri-Plex is partially finished; waiting for railroad easement boundary determinations. Sidewalk estimates on north side have been requested from several vendors; waiting for quotes. JR Grissom, Agri-Plex Manager, requested that fencing be removed next to wooden stands, will add about seven stalls to arena. Grissom asked to purchase ten gates for $282.00 each from 4C Livestock with $250.00 freight. Other quotes were $300.00 from Beaver Valley and $325.00 from Bud Cattle Company. Commissioners approved purchase of ten gates from 4C Livestock. There will be a Pontotoc County Tourism Association meeting Friday, November 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Commissioners’ office. Approved claims. Approved transfers: T3#2 to T2C#2 $16,000.00 R2 to SQ1A $35.00 R2 to SQ2 $501.75 Approved monthly reports. Approved blanket purchase orders: HWY 2493-2494 Agri-Plex 2495

Sheriff 2496-2501 Approved purchase orders for payment: ZCOMMISSARY: 12, TERRY S PEST CONTROL, 65.00, SPLY; ZFIRETAX: 9, STOLZ TELECOM, 578.20, SPLY;GENERAL: 560, VERSATILE NETWORKS, 4670.00, SPLY; 561, KELLEY, JANNA L EDWARDS, 349.17, TRAVEL; 562, WALKER, BECKY, 227.70, TRAVEL; 563, WALKER, BECKY, 501.94, TRAVEL; 564, ADA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 110.00, SERVICE; 565, CROWELL LOCK & SAFE, 130.00, SPLY; 566, STILLWATER SCREEN PRINTING, 200.00, SPLY; 567, COPELINS OFFICE CENTER, 22.48, SPLY; 568, CABLE ONE, 84.45, REMITTANCE; 569, ADA CITY UTILITIES, 476.25, REMITTANCE; 570, ADA PAPER COMPANY, 460.10, SPLY; 571, CABLE ONE, 94.95, SPLY; 572, CINTAS CORPORATION LOC 618, 244.43, SPLY; 573, CULLIGAN, 169.80, SPLY; 574, DEPENDABLE HEAT & AIR INC, 140.00, SPLY; 575, DOUBLE I ELECTRIC, 276.65, SPLY; 576, J B LUMBER, 7.79, MAINT; 577, LOCKE SUPPLY, 19.78, SPLY; 578, MAIL PARCELS AND MORE, 28.00, SPLY; 579, P E C, 21.63, REMITTANCE; 580, RHYNES SURPLUS, 7 99, SPLY; 581, TERRY S PEST CONTROL, 140.00, REMITTANCE; 582, OWENS, JAMES M, 162.72, TRAVEL; 583, WRIGHT, JAMES EDWIN, 114.70, TRAVEL;HIGHWAY: 963, LANCASTER, KYRA C, 155.94, TRAVEL; 964, STARNS, GARY, 270.01, TRAVEL; 965, B & S SANITATION, 46.00, REMITTANCE; 966, BUMPER TO BUMPER, 25.49, PARTS; 967, CINTAS CORPORATION LOC 618, 157.86, SPLY; 968, FITTSTONE INC, 269.40, SPLY; 969, FITTSTONE INC, 1719.00, SPLY; 970, FITTSTONE INC, 143.16, SPLY; 971, FITTSTONE INC, 1447.98, SPLY; 972, FITTSTONE INC, 181.02, SPLY; 973, M & M PERFORMANCE GLASS, 100.00, SPLY; 974, O REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC., 397.64, SPLY; 975, P E C, 657.60, SPLY; 976, PRUITT COMPANY, 18.36, MAINT; 977, RED ROCK PIT, 362.72, SPLY; 978, RURAL WATER DIST #7, 49.76, REMITTANCE; 979, SABER TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT INC, 110.00, DRUG TEST; 980, THOMPSON DIESEL INC, 417.29, SPLY; 981, EMBASSY SUITES, 170.00, HOTEL; 982, FLOYD, RANDY WADE, 129.82, TRAVEL; 983, ALS RADIATOR, 133.00, MAINT; 984, B & S SANITATION, 45.00, REMITTANCE; 985, BATTERY CENTER, 31.00, SPLY; 986, BRUCKNER TRUCK SALES INC, 3689.55, SPLY; 987, CIRCUIT ENGINEERING DIST #4, 211.70, SPLY; 988, CIRCUIT ENGINEERING DIST #4, 69.38, SPLY; 989, DUB ROSS COMPANY, 3394.90, RD MAT; 990, FENTRESS OIL CO., 5080.11, SPLY; 991, GRISSOMS, 39.98, MAINT; 992, HISLE BROS. INC., 344.20, SPLY; 993, P E C, 463.44, REMITTANCE; 994, SABER TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT INC, 200.00, SPLY; 995, TREAT S SOLUTIONS, 26.03, SPLY; 996, T X I OPERATIONS L P, 572.82, SPLY; 997, T X I OPERATIONS L P, 288.69, SPLY; 998, T X I OPERATIONS L P, 504.60, SPLY; 999, T X I OPERATIONS L P, 354.33, RD MAT; 1000, T X I OPERATIONS L P, 579.66, SPLY; 1001, ROBERTS, JUSTIN LEE, 332.76, TRAVEL; 1002, B & S SANITATION, 45.00, REMITTANCE; 1003, FITTSTONE INC, 2219.22, SPLY; 1004, FITTSTONE INC, 2248.20, RD MAT; 1005, HERCULES TIRE SALES INC, 1375.78, SPLY; 1006, LOCKE SUPPLY, 18.61, SPLY; 1007, O REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC., 45.00, PARTS; 1008, SABER TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT INC, 110.00, SPLY; 1009, SEAL MASTERS INC, 2106.06, SPLY; 1010, STONEWALL PUBLIC WORKS AUTH., 163.40, REMITTANCE; SENIOR CITIZENS TRANS: 133, ADA CITY UTILITIES, 64.91, REMITTANCE; 134, B & S SANITATION, 46.00, REMITTANCE; 135, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 74.98, SPLY; HEALTH: 121, BURRIS, KAREN, 13.56, TRAVEL; 122, CARIKER, ANITA, 36.16, TRAVEL; 123, CARIKER, ANITA, 73.45, TRAVEL; 124, HANSEN, AUDREY ROBIN, 297.46, TRAVEL; 125, HANSEN, KELLIANNE, 107.38, TRAVEL; 126, HARJO, ANGELA, 130 52, TRAVEL; 127, SADONGEL, LINDA, 132.00, TRAVEL; 128, WELCH, STACI, 435.82, TRAVEL; 129, ADA NEWS, 233.00, SPLY; 130, AM SAN, 440.73, SPLY; 131, CABLE ONE, 53.50, SERVICE; 132, CROWELL LOCK & SAFE, 140.00, SPLY; 133, M & M OUTDOOR MAINTENANCE, 520.00, SPLY; 134, SCHEETS, MARY, 38.30, SPLY; 135, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 170.62, SPLY; 136, WAL MART COMMUNITY BRC, 46.01, SPLY;RESALE PROPERTY: 56, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 213.73, SPLY; 57, SABER TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT INC, 65.00, SPLY; 58, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 37.99, SPLY;SHERIFF FEES: 269, BRENT RHOADS, 84.00, TRANSP JUV; 270, CLINTON ALAN COOPER, 162.00, SPLY; 271, DYLAN YEAGER, 294.00, SPLY; 272, JOE GLOVER, 36.00, TRANSP JUV; 273, JOE WILLIAMS, 78.00, TRANSP JUV; 274, MICHAEL SINNETT, 96.00, TRANSP JUV; 275, TYLER MACKEY, 90.00, TRANSP JUV; 276, PAGE PLUS, 167.30, SERVICE; 277, SUPER LUBE, 324.79, SERVICE; 278, XEROX CORPORATION, 1078.06, SPLY; 279, BROWN S PHARMACY & GIFTS, 452.03, SPLY; 280, NAPA OF ADA, 44.33, SPLY; 281, FUELMAN OF SOUTHERN OK, 7229.61, FUEL; COUNTY CLERK MECH LIENS: 35, BROWN, TAMMY, 51.00, TRAVEL; 36, OKHR, 85.00, REGISTRATION; 37, SNIDER, SHELLEY LUEREAN, 169.09, TRAVEL; AGRI PLEX: 135, CABLE ONE, 105.42, SPLY; 136, CINTAS CORPORATION LOC 618, 580.18, SPLY; 137, CULLIGAN, 38.49, SERVICE; 138, FENTRESS OIL CO., 119.98, SPLY; 139, FITTSTONE INC, 62.73, SPLY; 140, MEAD LUMBER DO-IT CENTER, 5.95, MAINT; ZSALESTAX: 87, PONTOTOC COUNTY PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY, 314339.26, REMITTANCE; EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: 34, FENTRESS OIL CO., 182.57, SPLY; 35, PAGE PLUS, 13.85, REMITTANCE; ZHPG: 2, SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY LP, 42.99, PHONE;” Motion by Floyd, second by Starns, to adjourn. All aye. November 19, 2013 The Board of Pontotoc County Commissioners met for a special scheduled meeting in which the time, place, and agenda were duly posted on November 14, 2013 at 301 S. Broadway, Ada, Oklahoma. Gary Starns, Randy Floyd, Justin Roberts, and Pam Walker were present for the meeting. The following guests attended: JR Grissom, Patricia Burden, Talisha Oliver, Chuck Ellsworth, Johnny Roe, Mark Downey, Chad Letellier, and John Christian. Motion by Floyd, second by Roberts, to approve November 7, 2013 and November 12, 2013 meeting minutes. All aye. Discussion by Patricia Burden and Talisha Oliver with Liberty National Life Insurance regarding benefits available to County employees. Motion by Starns, second by Roberts, to approve FY 2013-2014 Cooperative Extension Services Agreement between OSU Extension and the Board of Pontotoc County Commissioners. All aye. Opened bid #4, six month bids. Motion by Roberts, second by Starns, to table bid #4, six month bid. All aye. Motion by Starns, second by Floyd, to approve appointment of Dr. Ahmed to the Pontotoc County Health Department Board. All aye.

JR Grissom, Agri-Plex Manager, reported that a survey was conducted on the Agri-Plex property; total acreage is 21.62. Still waiting on testing for sidewalk. Application for funding were submitted by the Pontotoc County Marketing and Tourism Committee for considerations. Pontotoc County Coonhunters Association submitted a request for $600.00 for the Battle of the Breeds to be held on December 6-7, 2013. Bertha Frank Teague Basketball Tournament Board of Direction submitted a request for $2,500.00 for the Bertha Frank Teague Basketball Tournament to be held December 26-28, 2013. Motion by Roberts, second by Floyd, to approve both Pontotoc County Tourism Association expenditures. All aye. Motion by ???, second by ??? to remove Donna Johnson and add Ronna Jill Layton as receiving agent for Pontotoc County Health Department. All aye. Approved claims. Approved transfer: ZCOURT to ZCOURT1 $2,000.00 Approved monthly reports. Approved blanket purchase orders: HWY 2592-2600 ZEM 2601 Sheriff 2602-2613 Approved purchase orders for payment: ZCOURT: 57, COPELINS OFFICE CENTER, 3097.30, SPLY; 58, DUNNIGAN, KAREN L, 164.98, TRAVEL;ZCOMMISSARY: 13, HOME DEPOT CREDIT SERVICES, 406.24, SPLY; 14, NICHOLS DOLLAR SAVER, 676.70, SPLY; 15, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 410.31, SPLY; 16, WAL MART COMMUNITY BRC, 282.98, SPLY;ZFIRETAX: 10, SOUTHERN OKLA TRUCK REPAIR, 2546.07, REPAIR; 11, ADA CITY UTILITIES, 17.25, REMITTANCE; 12, P E C, 121.77, REMITTANCE;GENERAL: 584, CINTAS CORPORATION LOC 618, 88.08, SERVICE; 585, CROWELL LOCK & SAFE, 550.80, SPLY; 586, FIVE STAR OFFICE SUPPLY 02, 866.11, SPLY; 587, FIVE STAR OFFICE SUPPLY 02, 117.65, SPLY; 588, IMPRIMATUR PRESS, 132.00, SPLY; 589, JONES EQUIPMENT CO, 247.27, SPLY; 590, SUPER LUBE, 51.09, MAINT; 591, O S U COOP EXTENSION SERV, 5968.00, SAL; 592, CABLE ONE, 100.95, REMITTANCE; 593, BYRD, DEBBIE L., 122.61, TRAVEL; 594, ADA, CITY OF, 175.00, SERVICE; 595, ADA CITY UTILITIES, 36.41, SERVICE; 596, ALLEN ADVOCATE, 874.95, PUBLICATION; 597, BROKEN ARROW ELECTRIC SUPPLY INC, 264.00, SPLY; 598, CENTERPOINT ENERGY - ARKLA, 39.11, REMITTANCE; 599, MIDWEST PRINTING CO, 488.76, SPLY; 600, MIDWEST PRINTING CO, 155.29, SPLY; 601, WAL MART COMMUNITY BRC, 25 98, SPLY;HIGHWAY: 1011, ADA SALES & RENTAL, 48.00, SERVICE; 1012, BUMPER TO BUMPER, 112.95, SPLY; 1013, GRISSOMS, 113 32, SPLY; 1014, J B LUMBER, 22.39, SPLY; 1015, JAMES SUPPLIES & RENTAL CO., 19.74, SPLY; 1016, TRACTOR SUPPLY, 143.41, SPLY; 1017, ADAY, CAROLYN, 864.00, SPLY; 1018, BUMPER TO BUMPER, 204 17, SPLY; 1019, CINTAS CORPORATION LOC 618, 783.40, SPLY; 1020, CROWELL LOCK & SAFE, 17.20, SPLY; 1021, FASTENAL, 39.14, SPLY; 1022, FENTRESS OIL CO., 4990.66, SPLY; 1023, O REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC., 339 12, SPLY; 1024, SHERRELL STEEL L.L.C, 181.50, SPLY; 1025, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 74.77, SPLY; 1026, T X I OPERATIONS L P, 495.69, SPLY; 1027, T X I OPERATIONS L P, 351.78, SPLY; 1028, EMBASSY SUITES, 255.00, HOTEL; 1029, MINERS EQUIPMENT, 30995.25, SPLY; 1030, BRUCKNER TRUCK SALES INC, 658.66, SPLY; 1031, CINTAS CORPORATION LOC 618, 924.85, SPLY; 1032, DUB ROSS COMPANY, 719.70, SPLY; 1033, HERCULES TIRE SALES INC, 361.58, SPLY; 1034, HISLE BROS. INC., 265.36, SPLY; 1035, JAMES SUPPLIES & RENTAL CO., 99.67, SPLY; 1036, LOCKE SUPPLY, 296.59, SPLY; 1037, LOCKE SUPPLY, 58.11, SPLY; 1038, LOCKE SUPPLY, 19.35, SPLY; 1039, MEAD LUMBER DO-IT CENTER, 36.38, SPLY; 1040, MEAD LUMBER DO-IT CENTER, 61.59, SPLY; 1041, NAPA OF ADA, 159.53, SPLY; 1042, P E C, 200.45, SPLY; 1043, SEAL MASTERS INC, 1512.88, SPLY; 1044, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 42.54, SPLY; 1045, O G & E, 200.45, SPLY;SENIOR CITIZENS TRANS: 136, ADA TIRE CENTER INC, 578.04, SPLY; 137, O REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC., 287.62, SPLY; 138, PICKETT SERVICE CENTER, 659.69, SPLY; 139, ULTIMATE CAR WASH, 16.25, SPLY;HEALTH: 137, ADA CITY UTILITIES, 155.48, REMITTANCE; 138, ALLEN ADVOCATE, 197.00, PUBLICATION; 139, CENTERPOINT ENERGY - ARKLA, 94.63, SERVICE;RESALE PROPERTY: 59, SADLER, MELISSA ANN, 73.45, TRAVEL; 60, OSU CTP, 35.00, REMITTANCE;SHERIFF FEES: 283, A T & T MOBILITY, 544.96, PHONE; 284, NAPA OF ADA, 26.98, SPLY; 285, NICKERSON PLUMBING, 395.63, SPLY; 286, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 212.49, SPLY; 287, ADA CITY UTILITIES, 2966.33, SERVICE; 288, GUDERIANS, 7088.42, SPLY; 289, OVERHEAD DOOR CO INC, 2200.00, SPLY; 290, OVERHEAD DOOR CO INC, 2387.00, SPLY; 291, RHYNES SURPLUS, 169.97, SPLY; 292, TIGER COMMISSARY SERVICES, 8700.95, SPLY;COUNTY CLERK MECH LIENS: 38, SOONER LEGENDS INNS & SUITES, 89.00, HOTEL; 39, SOONER LEGENDS INNS & SUITES, 89.00, HOTEL;AGRI PLEX: 141, ADA CITY UTILITIES, 999.46, SERVICE; 142, CENTERPOINT ENERGY - ARKLA, 248.68, REMITTANCE; 143, FRYE BROTHERS CONST, 345.00, MAINT; 144, SHERRELL STEEL L.L.C, 162.48, SPLY; 145, TERRY S PEST CONTROL, 60.00, REMITTANCE; 146, KIMBERLYN D TEACHEY, 200.00, CONTRACT;ZSALESTAX: 88, PONTOTOC COUNTY PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY, 282810.65, REMITTANCE;EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: 36, TECH WORLD, 50.00, SERVICE;” Signs were submitted to the Board regarding security at the Courthouse entrances. Board directed one large metal sign for “No Weapons Allowed”; four signs regarding closure of all other entrances, two signs for removal of items for search at main entrance; and five stickers for “No Weapons Allowed” for remaining Courthouse Complex buildings. Sheriff John Christian discussed removing electronic key cores from all outside doors at the courthouse other than the main entrance door. Commissioners need to construct guidelines for security issues. Motion by Starns, second by Roberts, to adjourn. All aye. November 25, 2013 The Board of Pontotoc County Commissioners met for a regular scheduled meeting in which the time, place, and agenda were duly posted on November 21, 2013 at 301 S. Broadway, Ada, Oklahoma. Gary Starns, Randy Floyd, Justin Roberts, and Pam Walker were present for the meeting. The following guests attended: Chad Letellier, Blake Walker, Debbie Byrd, Karen Dunnigan, Carla Counts, Brent Elliot, Glenda Gonderman, and John Christian. Motion by Roberts, second by Floyd, to approve November 19, 2013 special meeting minutes. All aye. Motion b Floyd, second by Roberts, to accept offer of $25.00 from Blake Walker for Lot 11, Block 2 of Oakwood Estates, owned by

Pontotoc County. All aye. Motion by Floyd, second by Roberts, to accept offer of $25.00 from Blake Walker for Lots 3 & 4 Block 2 of Oakwood Estates, owned by Pontotoc County. All aye. Motion by Roberts, second by Floyd, to approve Sale of County owned property to James G. and La Vera Lenard on November 18, 2013 of Lot 1 Block 33, Lula, Oklahoma. All aye. Motion by Floyd, second by Starns, to approve Transcript of Proceedings of Sale of County owned property sold on November 18, 2013. All aye. Tabled approval of 2014 Holidays for Pontotoc County. Tabled approval of 2014 annual meeting dates for the Board of Pontotoc County Commissioners. Motion by Starns, second by Roberts, to approve pay date of December 20, 2013. All aye. John Christian, Sheriff, discussed a WAVE Instant Notification System upgrade for Courthouse Complex. System will be a panic button for each office and Judges, that will send an email and text so that all officers will be notified of an emergency. Christian will get specifications to let a bid for next week. Motion by Starns, second by Roberts, to approve Resolution #14-25, federal-aid Railroad Safety projects for improvements to the BNSF Railway Crossing at Simmons Lane, south of Ada. All aye. Motion by Roberts, second by Starns, to approve opening Public Hearing. All aye. Motion by Floyd, second by Roberts, to approve Vanoss Volunteer Fire Department’s petition to vacate a part of Oklahoma Avenue lying between Lot 1 Block 12 and Lot 12 of Block 21, all in the Original Townsite of Vanoss, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. All aye. Motion by Roberts, second by Starns, to approve Resolution #14-24, order to vacate a part of Oklahoma Avenue in the original Townsite of Vanoss. All aye. Motion by Starns, second by Roberts, to close Public Hearing. Motion by Starns, second by Floyd, to stay open all day on November 27, 2013. All aye. Lula submitted a fire tax request for fire extinguishers. Agenda did not show line item for purchase; will be returned to Lula VFD for correction. Approved payroll for November 2013. Approved claims. Approved blanket purchase orders: SCT 2671-2672 MD 2673-2678 Sheriff 2681 Approved purchase orders for payment: ZFIRETAX: 13, THE FIRE STORE.COM, 555.97, SPLY; GENERAL: 602, A T & T, 247.49, PHONE; 603, ADA TIRE CENTER INC, 10.00, SPLY; 604, GALLS LLC, 760.43, SPLY; 605, PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER, 442.00, SPLY; 606, A T & T, 60.72, PHONE; 607, A T & T, 220.08, PHONE; 608, A T & T, 49.10, PHONE; 609, A T & T, 1155.14, PHONE; 610, COMMUNITYWORKS, 1922.86, JUV DET; 611, J B LUMBER, 10 98, SPLY; 612, J P COOKE CO, 216.20, STAMPS; 613, LIBERTY FLAGS, 560.32, SPLY; 614, PATTEN CPA, KERRY JOHN, 5500.00, REMITTANCE; 615, RELIABLE OFFICE SUPPLIES, 50.66, SPLY; 616, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 64.47, SPLY; 617, A T & T, 140.34, PHONE; 618, MILLER OFFICE, 30.00, SPLY; 619, A T & T, 68.13, PHONE; 620, A T & T, 138.90, SPLY;HIGHWAY: 1046, A T & T, 164.62, PHONE; 1047, ERGON ASPHALT AND EMULSIONS, 3850.40, SPLY; 1048, O T A PIKEPASS CTR-GOVT ACCT, 1.10, PASS; 1049, A T & T, 48.10, PHONE; 1050, BRUCKNER TRUCK SALES INC, 2330.54, SPLY; 1051, BRUCKNER TRUCK SALES INC, 66.75, SPLY; 1052, FENTRESS OIL CO., 4519.05, SPLY; 1053, O T A PIKEPASS CTRGOVT ACCT, 1.40, SPLY; 1054, RED ROCK PIT, 546.15, SPLY; 1055, SHAW MACHINE, 500.27, SPLY; 1056, T & W TIRE, 41.00, SPLY; 1057, TRUCK PARTS OF ADA, 349 33, PARTS; 1058, VERMEER GREAT PLAINS, 290.44, SPLY; 1059, ADA SALES & RENTAL, 114.00, SPLY; 1060, C L BOYD, 33.42, PARTS; 1061, CENTERPOINT ENERGY - ARKLA, 96 34, REMITTANCE; 1062, DOLESE BROS, 133.00, SPLY; 1063, DOLESE BROS, 837.00, SPLY; 1064, DOLESE BROS, 133.00, SPLY; 1065, GREAT PLAINS KUBOTA, 27.30, SPLY; 1066, LOCKE SUPPLY, 865.32, SPLY; 1067, MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS INC, 2668.27, SPLY; 1068, MEAD LUMBER DO-IT CENTER, 203.30, SPLY; 1069, MEAD LUMBER DO-IT CENTER, 11.30, SPLY; 1070, MEAD LUMBER DO-IT CENTER, 159.09, MAINT;SENIOR CITIZENS TRANS: 140, CABLE ONE, 75.95, SERVICE; 141, CENTRAL EQUIPMENT CO., 187.50, SPLY; 142, FENTRESS OIL CO., 2586.60, SPLY; 143, MILLER OFFICE EQUIPMENT, 93.00, SPLY; 144, O REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC., 24.80, SPLY; 145, PICKETT SERVICE CENTER, 388.13, SPLY; 146, WAL MART COMMUNITY BRC, 54.73, SPLY; HEALTH: 140, A T & T, 647.27, PHONE; 141, BLUE SKY OUTDOOR ADVERTISING, 884.00, SPLY; 142, CANNON FINANCIAL SERVICES INC, 292.00, REMITTANCE; 143, MILLER OFFICE, 68.90, REMITTANCE; 144, O G & E, 1022.47, REMITTANCE; 145, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 152.51, SPLY; 146, TERRY S PEST CONTROL, 44.00, SERVICE;RESALE PROPERTY: 61, W P S INC, 667.05, SPLY; SHERIFF FEES: 293, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 1289.47, SPLY; 294, CENTERPOINT ENERGY - ARKLA, 992.32, REMITTANCE; 295, I C S, 2589.00, SPLY; 296, RHYNES SURPLUS, 89.99, SPLY; 297, SHIPMAN COMMUNICATIONS, 1821.40, SPLY; COUNTY CLERK MECH LIENS: 40, O C I, 1525.43, SPLY;AGRI PLEX: 147, A T & T, 123.64, PHONE; 148, ADA PAPER COMPANY, 261.12, SPLY; 149, CENTRAL LAND SURVEYING, 650.00, SPLY; 150, CINTAS CORPORATION LOC 618, 9.48, SPLY; 151, FENTRESS OIL CO , 82.80, FUEL; 152, FENTRESS OIL CO., 1510.35, SPLY; 153, FRYE BROTHERS CONST, 585.00, SPLY; 154, LOCKE SUPPLY, 214.45, SPLY; 155, MEAD LUMBER DO-IT CENTER, 32.10, MAINT; EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: 37, A T & T, 44.87, PHONE; 38, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 618.02, SPLY;” Glenda Gonderman, Treasurer, discussed that limbs from a tree on the northeast side of the Courthouse’s parking, fell and damaged her vehicle and the vehicle of Travis Rhynes, Treasurer’s office employee. Commissioners will check trees. Motion by Roberts, second by Floyd, to adjourn. All aye. The foregoing are the minutes of the Board of County Commissioners for the month of November 2013 of the County Commissioners Journal No. 14. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PONTOTOC COUNTY, OKLAHOMA Gary Starns, Chairman Justin Roberts, Member Randy Floyd, Member ATTEST: Pam Walker County Clerk (Published in The Allen Advocate on December 12, 2013)


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Connors State College’s livestock judging team won the hog contest during the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky. Shown with their hardware, team members pictured are: (front, L-R) Kaitlyn Merriman, Megan Skiles, Kaitlin Pritchett; (back, L-R) Michael Buckley, Zakary Laubach, Tucker Malotte, Bryson Williams, Dirk Murphy, and Kolton Moore.

Kaitlyn On Winning Team

The Connors State College sophomore livestock judging team members made their intentions clear for the rest of the year during the North American International Livestock Exposi-

tion (N.A.I.L.E.), held November 20 in Louisville, Kentucky. Connors won the swine contest with a score of 1434, earned fourth in the reasons division,

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ninth in cattle and tenth in sheep, while placing eighth overall and falling short of the champion team by a mere 69 points. “We were happy with the improvement our team members showed since the last contest,” said Chase Reed, assistant livestock judging coach. “Our final placing in the contest is really deceptive relative to how close we actually were … definitely within striking distance.” “It was great seeing the team members’ hard work come to fruition; and although our final rankings may not have been our ultimate goal, we showed signs of a championship team in many aspects,” said Blake Nelson, head judging coach. “We are very excited and will carry this momentum through our practices in preparation for Denver.” Coached by Nelson and Reed, sophomore team members include: Kaitlin Pritchett, Kingfisher; Dirk Murphy, Kiowa, Colorado; and Michael Buckley, Collins, Mississippi; Whitney Andras, Checotah; Zakary Laubach, Woodward; Tucker Malotte, Pryor; Kaitlyn Merriman, Allen; Kolton Moore, Cave City, Arkansas; Megan Skiles, Bowie, Arizona; and Bryson Williams, Earth, Texas.




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Out & About Allen day on November 30th and was treated to a birthday supper by his daughter Rebecca. His mom, Janis Kidwell, made him a special chocolate cake. Those in attendance were his parents, Loy and Janis Kidwell, Rebecca Kidwell, Jason Payne, Kelly Kidwell, Kathryn Kidwell, Jane McCarn, Dicky McCarn and sons, Cory and Tyler, Ben and Davene Vernon, and Della Hulsey. -O&A-

Rebecca Kidwell hosted her family for Thanksgiving. Enjoying her hospitality were her parents, Alden and Kelly Kidwell, Della Hulsey, Jan MCCarn, Dicky McCarn and boys, Corey and Tyler, from Pampa, Texas, and Davene and Ben Vernon and daughter, Sara, also of Pampa. Ben, Davene and Sara stayed out & about over the weekend, guests of Alden and Kelly. -O&AAlden celebrated his birth-

A warm Allen welcome to our newest residents, John and Amy Stevenson. The couple is making their home on South Richmond. A native of Stuart, Oklahoma, John is retired from the military where he served as an MP; Amy is a native of Indiana. Their family also includes his military-trained dog. -O&AEnjoying Thanksgiving as guests in the home of Roy and Susie Snider were JoeAnn Hogue,

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-O&ACurtis Baldinger of Edmond and friend Tandy attended the Dallas Cowboy game on Thanksgiving Day. -O&AOut & about, holiday guests in the home of Brenda Allen, were her children and their families, Aaron and Jo Allen, Jake, Zach and Lily of Crowley, Texas, and Adrianne and Pat Burke, Aspen, Lennon and Cash of Cedar Park, Texas.

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