The Allen basketball teams will play in the opening round of Regionals Thursday night at Kiowa. The boys will be playing Boswell while the girls will face Kiowa. Tipoff time for the girls game is 6:30 with the boys game to follow.
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Woodland Hills Royalty was crowned Tuesday, February 14th, at their Valentine Party. Chosen as 2012 king and queen were centenarians Jackson Lawson and Abbie Harrington. They were both celebrating their 100th Valentines Day.
Allen city office will be closed Monday, February 20th, in observance of President’s Day. Because of the holiday, trash pickup will be done on Tuesday rather than the normal Monday run. Farmers State Bank, Allen Tag Agency and Allen Post Office will also be closed.
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AHS Class of 1962 Issues a Challenge
Work is underway at the Allen Community Building (also known as the Allen Alumni Building) and hopes are to have the building available for use at the 2012 Alumni Week-
end, June 15th and 16th. While not expected to be totally finished it is hoped that, with the air conditioner in place and working, past grads will have a cool and comfortable place
to meet during the day and enjoy the banquet on Saturday evening. Fundraising for the building renovation continues. A grant in the amount of $34,000 was
acquired and will be used to replace the roof; a match from the town and various other sources will provide the air conditioning/heating unit but that still leaves a large
deficit and funds are needed for plumbing and sheetrock supplies and installation. A large and generous donation has been received from the Class of 1962. Along with their money the Class of 1962 has also issued a challenge to all other AHS Classes . . . to match or exceed their donation. Their class president, Don Milner, said, “On behalf of the Class of 1962, we’re presenting checks payable to the City of Allen (Community Building Fund) totaling $2,500 and issuing a challenge to all other graduating classes (or individuals) to make or beat our donation. “It is our desire to continue the long tradition of holding the Allen High School alumni banquet in the downtown Community Building where everyone can have a safe and comfortable place to meet and reminisce.” Anyone wishing to make a tax-deductible donation to the project is urged to do so by making a check payable to the George Huckeby, member of the AHS Class of 1962, presented a check in the amount of $2500 to Allen mayor Dianna Community Building Project, Brannan. These funds will be used in the remodeling and renovation of the Allen Community Building. Also pictured and sending their check to the are Allen city council member Joy Anderson and fundraising coordinator Beverly Wilmoth. Town of Allen, P.O. Box 402, Allen, OK 74825.
Allen Kids Do Well in Livestock Show The “Best of the Best” livestock show was held this past Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex in Ada. Members from FFA chapters and 4-H clubs, countywide, participated in the show and everyone went home winners. The event was sponsored by Hoppe Construction, which contributed $26,000 in prize money, and every exhibitor received a cash prize. “There was no entry fee,” said Todd Ray, show organizer. “Everybody that showed up got a check.” Ray said grand champion winners received $500 while reserve winners received $250. This prize money was in addition to their guaranteed money for showing. He said the Best of the Best Junior Livestock Show organizers wanted to show all kids involved in livestock that their hard work pays off. He said he expected approximately 160 entries for the show. Ray said the only rule for
participants is they have to have an eligible animal in the March 2012 spring show. A llen students were among those exhibiting their animals and bring home titles and checks. Those participating were . . . Doe Goats: Kinlee Cundiff – Grand Doe Kaitlyn Merriman – Reserve Doe Jesse Rinehart – 1st in Class S helby Merriman – 4 th in Class M adalen Clifford – 6 th in Class Raven Fargo – 2nd in Class Abby Thompson – 3rd in Class Market Goats: Cody Mills – 2nd in Class Sheep: Erin Warren – 3rd in Class Britten Wallace – 1st in Breed & Reserve Grand Champion Brook Kidwell – 2nd in Class & Reserve Breed Champion “AOB” Barrows: James Barlow – Breed Champion
Duroc Barrows: Rylan Black – 3rd in Class Meagan Beavert – 2nd in Class Jensen Peay – Breed Champion Hampshire Barrows: Morgan Beavert – 1st in Class Blake Fulton – 4th in Class Cross Barrows: Rush Black – 1st in Class Betha sny Pedzinski – 3rd in Class Cody Burnett – 4th in Class Brittnie Johnson – 4th in Class Tommy Lee Peay – 5 th in Class Colton Howard – 3rd in Class Hunter Harden – 4th in Class Miranda Raney – Breed Grand Champion & Grand Champion Barrow “AOB” Gilts David Barlow – 3rd in Class Cross Gilts: Tiffany Johnson – 1st in Class Alison Sells – 2nd in Class Taylor Johnson – 2nd in Class l& Reserve Breed Champion Gilt
Kinlee Cundiff with her Grand Champion Doe Goat at the Best of the Best Livestock Show in Ada.
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politicians have accused the Canadians.” which Americans briefly ocgovernment of wasting money The government defends the cupied, played in the war and at a time when it is cutting back spending as targeting projects her city’s early days. in other areas. that could stimulate the econo“It’s the birthplace for ToThe left-leaning New Demo- my, including by drawing tour- ronto,” she says of the fort, cratic Party has accused Prime ists. “The amount invested we now tucked in the shadows of Minister Stephen Harper of think is a responsible amount,” condo towers and an elevated using the bicentennial to pro- says James Maunder, spokes- expressway. “That’s why I got mote flag-waving nationalism man for Canada’s federal heri- excited about it.” centered on Canada’s British tage minister. Charlene Houle, a tourby Bill Robinson, roots. “What they have in mind Ms. Shaul, Toronto’s bicen- ism-development officer for Publisher is to forge a strong militaristic, tennial coordinator, admits the Canadian municipality This year marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The British-like identity,” says she had to read up on the war of Chatham-Kent, about an three-year war was fought between the United States of America Pierre Nantel, an NDP member when she took the job. But she hour’s drive from Detroit, won and Great Britain and its colonies, Upper and Lower Canada, of parliament. “It’s a very un- connected to the conflict when money from the provincial and Nova Scotia. natural approach for everyday she realized the role Fort York, government of Ontario to de Remembering the war that everyone has forgotten in its bicentennial year is proving to be a difficult task. In Toronto, Sandra Shaul considered applying for a job as this city’s War of 1812 bicentennial coordinator several years back, she wasn’t sure what there was to celebrate. “I had to think back to grade eight,” she remembers thinking. “The Americans invaded, they burned our parliament. Yeah?” She took the job anyway, and is now part of an army of organizers trying to fire up interest in the 200th anniversary of a war that few people on either side of the border know much about. The War of 1812 is virtually forgotten. But Canadian and American officials are trying to drum up interest in the oftenoverlooked conflict, gearing up for its bicentennial this summer. WSJ’s Chip Cummins reports from Ontario, Canada. The war “is a hard and confusing story to tell,” says Bill Pencek, executive director of Maryland’s War of 1812 bicentennial commission. Maryland is organizing what is shaping up to be the biggest commemoration in the U.S., including a parade of U.S. Navy and tall ships this June. But it is building events around the U.S. national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” and its inspiration: the flag that flew over Baltimore’s Fort McHenry during a British bombardment during the conflict. Other organizers are latching onto more recognizable local personalities or events—including the Shawnee warrior Tecumseh, who died fighting for the British in Canada—to drum up Harold Akins - 70 years old John Edens - 80 years old enthusiasm for commemorations of the war. Party Saturday February 25th from 2 to 4 p.m. America declared war on former colonial master Britain on June 18, 1812, and the two sides battled it out in several theAllen Assembly of God Fellowship Hall aters, including incursions and counter-incursions along the U.S. border with Canada, then British territory and not yet its own country. At one point, American soldiers burned Britain’s provincial parliament building in York, now Toronto. Later in the war, British troops landed near Washington and No gifts please. If you have funny or embarrasing story we would love to hear it. did their own burning of the White House. A peace treaty in late 1814 restored the border between the U.S. and the British land to the north, but some historians still disagree over who came out on top. All this has muddled the marketing message for organizers and fund-raisers trying to whip up enthusiasm for the bicentennial. Jan Bonhomme, executive director of the St. Lawrence War of 1812 Bicentennial Alliance in Brockville, Ontario, says she hasn’t been to a planning meeting in Canada or the U.S. “without people asking each other, ‘who won the war?’” In a poll conducted in 2009 for the provincial tourism ministry Biscuits & Sausage Gravy of Ontario, 74% of American travelers who were aware of the Bacon - Eggs - Sausage Biscuits conflict couldn’t recall a single specific event in the war. Sixtysix percent of Canadians couldn’t either. There are other headwinds in the U.S. The bicentennial comes amid the 150th anniversary of some key events of the Civil War, Service a fight that resonates with many Americans strongly. “The War Breakfast 7-10 of 1812, not so much,” says Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor. And tight budgets are limiting bicentennial planning in many battleground states, including New York and Michigan. For the 200th anniversary of America’s independence in 1976, “we had a PR guy, we had a regional coordinator,” says Jim McConnell, a retired history teacher and secretary of Michigan’s 1812 bicentennial commission. “What do we have for 2012? A commission Plus.... with no staff and no budget.” Mr. McConnell’s group tried to raise $100,000 to fund a documentary on Michigan’s role in the war. It ended up with just over $40,000 and scaled down the project to a 30-minute program from 60 minutes. 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moment 50 years later at his added. “Sure, I’m proud of it. Absolutely.” Beverly Hills home, Mr. Wil—CC— son raised his hand as if plac Speaking of music, Oklahomans voted recently for their faing a phone handset by his ear, vorite 100 oldies. Here are the results . . . dropped his voice and intoned, 1. Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly “’Surfin’’ by the Beach Boys.” 2. All I Have To Do Is Dream – Everly Brothers Then, summoning what was 3. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – Righteous Brothers once the most famous falsetto 4. Cherish – The Association in rock, squeaked, “’Surfin’’ by 5. Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & His Comets the Beach Boys.” Smiling with 6. Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison pride, he said: “It got pick of 7. At The Hop – Danny & the Juniors the week. We couldn’t believe 8. Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley it.” He added, “I knew it was 9. House Of The Rising Sun – Animals going to be a hit.” 10. I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye 11. That’ll Be The Day – Buddy Holly & The Crickets “Surfin’” scored in Southern 12. Runaway – Del Shannon California and Las Vegas. For 13. Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis some reason, it found a big 14. Hello Mary Lou – Ricky Nelson audience in Minneapolis too. 15. The Great Pretender – Platters Mr. Love recalled: “Nationally, 16. Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry it was hit or miss.” 17. Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival “There was a certitude about 18. Surfin’ U.S.A. – Beach Boys the way we went about it,” Mr. 19. (You’re My) Soul and Inspiration – Righteous BrothJardine said. “We knew it was ers good. We had a lot of experi20. Under The Boardwalk – The Drifters ence listening to music.” 21. Respect – Aretha Franklin Brian Wilson, however, wasn’t satisfied with the sound of the recording. And thus one of rock’s great producers was born. “Brian took to production and arranging like a duck to water,” Mr. Love said. “The studio quickly became his domain.” “Surfin’” introduced the Beach Boys’ distinctive sound. “It’s there,” Mr. Wilson said of the voices. “Mike on the bass; Carl, Dennis and Al in the middle; I was on top. That’s our signature sound. “It was our initial break,” he
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But even in New Orleans, the war is being overshadowed this year by the 200th anniversary of Louisiana statehood, says Julie Vezinot, director for the office of the state’s lieutenant governor. Navy and tall ships will set sail from New Orleans in the spring, commemorating the war, and a bicentennial commission in the state has plans for events in late 2014 and early 2015, coinciding with the battle’s anniversary. But the commission is just now getting off the ground, in part because of a lack of state funding, she says. — Chip Cummins Wall Street Journal I am curious how many of our high school or college students even knew there was a War of 1812. —CC— The Beach Boys are now senior citizens and their first single, “Surfin’,” is now half a century old. It seems like only yesterday when I turned my radio to KOMA to hear their music and now I turn on my computer to see what retirement center they are in. I still remember when “Surfin’” debuted. Recently Jim Fusilli of the Wall Street Journal wrote about the golden anniversary of the song . . . Fifty years ago this month, the Beach Boys released their first single, “Surfin’,” ushering in a brief surf-pop craze and announcing the arrival of what would soon become a significant contributor to American music. The only serious challenger to the Beatles as the best rock group of their time, the Beach Boys produced a stream of increasingly sophisticated radio hits as well as “Pet Sounds,” in my view the best album of the rock era. Though some of the quintet’s early hits sound quaint now, its midperiod music, composed and arranged by Brian Wilson, still holds up. Mr. Wilson remains as much an influence on rock and pop today as he was during the band’s glory years of 1963-67. “Surfin’” wasn’t the song the Beach Boys—Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, their cousin Mike Love and Al Jardine (who was soon replaced by David Marks; Mr. Jardine returned shortly thereafter)—intended as its debut. The oldest of the Wilson brothers, Brian was the group’s musical leader. He had a gift for arranging vocals, and earlier that year had arranged a version of the Four Freshmen’s hit “Their Hearts Were Full of Spring” that the quintet wanted to record. Mr. Jardine said he and the group sang the song for his mother, Virginia, to impress her so she’d fund a recording session. “It was just beautiful,” Mr. Jardine recalled over breakfast here last month. “We were a serious group. We wanted to let her know we were sharp.” But when they sang it for producers Hite and Dorinda Morgan at the couple’s office in Hollywood, the Morgans passed. As the group was about to leave, Dennis Wilson mentioned they had a song called “Surfin.’” But Brian and Mr. Love hadn’t finished writing it. According to Beach Boys legend, when Murry and Audree Wilson left for a brief vacation to Mexico City that summer, they left money for their three sons to use for food. Instead, the boys rented instruments to write and learn to play “Surfin’.” As Mr. Love developed the lyric, Mr. Wilson did the vocal arrangements. The band members’ varied musical tastes helped shape the song, which, as simple as it is, incorporates elements of rock ‘n’ roll, doo-wop and then-contemporary vocal music into a unique blend. “We liked folk music,” recalled Mr. Love when we spoke by phone. “But we weren’t into it as much as we were into doo-wop, R&B and rock ‘n’ roll.” When the group played the song for the Morgans, Mr. Morgan liked the tune and signed Mr. Love and Brian Wilson to a songwriting contract. On October 3, 1961, Mr. Morgan brought the group into the studio to cut “Surfin’.” Mr. Love sang lead and added a doo-wop vocal riff; Mr. Jardine played a rented upright bass; Carl Wilson, then 15 years old, played guitar; and Brian Wilson played a snare drum. After a dozen takes, Mr. Morgan was satisfied. “It was really fun. Not typical music,” Mr. Jardine said. “It’s about what’s happening around us.” The track was released in mid-November 1961. To the band’s surprise, the group was listed as the Beach Boys, not as the Pendletones, the name the members preferred. A promotion rep at their label, Candix Records, came up with the idea; Murry Wilson, who had appointed himself the band’s manager, went along with the decision. “Murry was brutal—abusive emotionally and sometimes physically. He wasn’t an easy guy to live with,” Mr. Love said. “But he was a born salesman.” When the band learned it would be one of the choices for a KFWB on-air contest, the Wilsons and Loves recruited family and friends to call in and vote for “Surfin’.” Brian Wilson recalled the DJ’s preamble: “He said, ‘We’re going to play you five songs. One will be the pick of the week.’ We said, ‘Let’s call in and disguise our voices.’” Replaying the
Threads of Life THE ALLEN ADVOCATE, FEBRUARY 16, 2012- PAGE 4
by Cleo LeVally
F ebruary is Heart Month.
The month of February is for the giving of Valentines, taking your partner out to dinner or having a surprise luncheon date. Gifts are not as important as knowing that love is expressed in a special way. It can be breakfast in bed (however I don’t think that happens much anymore because life is moving at such a fast pace these days), a single red rose, goodnight kisses, anniversary celebrations, an evening walk together or telephoning each other when apart. These are gestures of love. It is a time to show you
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care. Frederick Speakman wrote a book which he called Love Is Something You Do. The title is apt, for when we think of love, we tend to think of spectacular emotions and heroic acts for the beloved. The best relations are built up like a fine lacquer finish, with the accumulation of many acts of kindness. The experts of love realize that emotions ebb and flow and they look for gestures of love even when the emotions are on the wane. More over they are never content with mere
telling their beloved that they care; they show it with many expressions of affection. To receive a card or valentine is to know that you are loved. These are cherished and kept for years. How many stories have we read about packets of love letters that are found in the things that relatives or friends leave behind after death? How they are cherished. Some people send
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S ervices for Mary Susan “Sue” Pierce, 70, of Allen, are 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the First United Pentecostal Church in Ada, Rev. Daniel Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow at East Hill Cemetery in Roff. Mrs. Pierce died Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at an Oklahoma City hospital. She was born July 1, 1941 in Davis, Oklahoma to Roy Oscar and Ollie Opal Frantz Hicks. She attended schools in Davis, Plainview and Daugherty, Okla Jensen Peay won Breed Champion with his Duroc pig at the Best of the Best Livestock Show recently.
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making a place in our life and will not be remembered. Valentine greetings can be cards instead of writing letters. posted on Facebook or Twitter Husbands, wives, children or any number of the new ways and grandchildren send cards that messages can be sent. to the ones they love. Friends People will know that they send cards to show someone were remembered, however, that they are remembered. they will not have any type of These are especially cherished, written word to keep and be however, these will be a thing able to read in years to come. of the past in years to come as Let’s not let the threads of our technology advances. Many life get too twisted. Keep some types of greeting will be sent of the traditions as they have by iPad, iPhone or any one been in the past. These become of the new gadgets that are cherished memories.
Service Saturday for Curtis Burns Curtis Albert Burns passed away in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at the age of 86 years. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 18th, at 2:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Calvin, and Curtis will be laid to rest in the Calvin Cemetery. Services are under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville. www.fisherfh. net
She married Arbra Wallace “A.W.” Pierce on November 28, 1958 in Sulphur. She and her family lived in several different states during her husband’s military career. After her husband’s retirement in March 1977, Mary Sue and her family settled in Fitzhugh, Oklahoma. In 1995, Mary Sue and her family moved to Allen, Oklahoma where she resided until her death. Mrs. Pierce was a supervisor with J.P.Emco, United Auto Workers Union until her retirement. She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Ada. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years, a member of a prayer group and the Daughter’s of Zion. Mary Sue loved fishing, cooking, sewing, spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, going to church and she always had a story about growing up in the country area around Davis, Oklahoma. Survivors include her husband, Arbra Wallace “A.W.” Pierce, of the home; four sons, John Roy Pierce and wife Pam of Granite City, Illinois, Terry Allen Pierce and wife Shanna of Allen, Michael DeWayne Pierce and wife Ashley of Allen, and Joshua Nathaniel Pierce of the home; one daughter, Samantha Diane McKay and husband Tim of Allen; two sisters, Martha Opal “Janie” Moorman of Tecumseh, and
of Ada; two brothers, Donald Roy Hicks of Davis and Ronnie Lee Hicks of Fitzhugh; six grandchildren, Anthony Pierce, Ethan Pierce and Alexis Pierce, all of Granite City, Illinois, Victoria Pierce of Oklahoma City, André Anne Figueroa of Lawton, and Emily McKay of Allen; four step-grandchildren, Meagan Wooley of Tulsa, and Mica Wiley, Seth Wiley and Sarah Wiley, all of Illinois; two great grandchildren, Savannah Figueroa of Lawton and Landon Pierce of Granite City, Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Oscar and Ollie Opal Hicks; three sons, Preston Dewayne Pierce, Tony Ray Pierce and Wallace Dean Pierce; one daughter-in-law, Donna Jeanette Pierce; two grandchildren, Melissa Susan Pierce and Amanda LéAnne Pierce; two brothers, Charles Ray Hicks and Darrel Wayne Hicks; and one sister, Betty Ruth Wyatt. B earers will be Charlie Hicks, Don Roy Hicks, Anthony Pierce, David Ray Grigg, Clayton Egar and Jeff Richardson. Honorary bearers will be Joshua Pierce, Tim McKay, and Chad Henry. Arrangements are under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.
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Betty Jane Taylor went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on February 1, 2012. She was 75 years old. Betty was born on March 22, 1936, in the Little River Community. Her parents were Taylor Franks and Emma (Att) Franks. She attended Calvin schools. Betty retired from the Wewoka Indian Health Clinic after several years of service as an appointment clerk. She was a member of the Middle Creek #2 Indian Baptist Church, where she served faithfully. Her survivors include one daughter, Loretta Bear; two sons, Victor Bear and Edward Bear; one granddaughter, Rebekah Bear; one brother, Charlie Franks; as well as many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Taylor and Emma Franks; her husband, Daniel Taylor; one sister, Susie Eskamire; one grandson, Baylor Bear; and three infant children: Larry Bear, Jimmy Bear, and Brenda Bear. A wake service was held at the Middle Creek #2 Indian Baptist Church on Friday, February 3, 2012, and the funeral service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2012. Rev. George Harjochee and Rev. Edward Bear were the officiating ministers. Pallbearers were Joseph Wolf, Norman Franks, Chris Franks, Ronald Franks, Jason Tiger, and Cory Jimboy. Honorary pallbearers were the women and youth of Middle Creek #2 Indian Baptist Church. Services were directed by Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville. Interment was at the Cedar River Indian Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery south of Holdenville. www.fisherfh.net
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I wrote an article about eight years ago about a movie called “The Thorn Birds” and a pig named Arnold. I didn’t expect it to be such a big deal but I got a lot of emails about it. Some wanted to know what became of Arnold (you don’t want to know unless you really like sausage) while a few others took delight in pointing out the errors in my story. Several corrected me on who directed this famous and enduring movie saying it wasn’t Daryl Duke but Steve Spielberg doing the honors. It was Daryl Duke. One lady stopped me at the store and said: “I just read your story about the Thorn Birds and I hate Richard Chamberlain.” At least three people wrote me and corrected me about the boy the hog killed. “His name Was Stuey not Howie,” one irate reader said and even told me to try to get my facts straight once in a while. She was not the only one to notice this little error. After a flood of requests (two) I am running the whole thing again for my cousin Tiny—with at least one correction—and a little editing for length. Uncle Mathis Ray lived around Allen until 1948 before moving to California. Everyone knew him and his abundant family but he had not yet become famous. His eldest son, the late Walker D. (Corky) Ray, moved back and became very well known as a civic leader and promoter of school interests and while he is greatly missed here, Corky never brought fame to Uncle Mathis. That job was to be performed by a pig named Arnold. In California Matt worked as a cotton ginner, hay farmer, dairyman and best of all, an expert pig farmer. He and his family were the hardest working people that
I ever did know and if success is gauged by how many successful kids you gin out, you have to call his life a success. But that’s not the same as being a little bit famous. Even though he raised good kids—lots of them—it was pig raising that Uncle Matt excelled in. He found a market for little roasting pigs and got into it. He would take these little pigs and feed them his secret milk formulas as they fattened out and he bathed them by hand using only white dove soap. His pigs were squeaky pink and clean and made good banquet table-toppers as well. Buyers vied for the right to buy these delicate little piggies and they commanded the highest prices. These little pigs brought a lot of attention and business to Uncle Matt and his fame, however minor, began. To make sure his pigs were of the highest quality, Uncle Matt acquired a breeder boar that grew to weigh in excess of 1,000 pounds. His name was Arnold. Arnold was a pig who knew who he was. Arnold was the largest hog I think that I have ever seen as a boar hog, he had these enormous tusks that made him the scariest looking boar in central California. His tusks’ had to be trimmed back every year just so he could eat. Arnold was smart and he liked Uncle Matt and he knew Uncle Matt liked him. They got along fine most of the time and never was menacing to anyone (the pig not Uncle Matt) that I know of. But Arnold had at least one irritating habit: he would turn on his water faucet with his mouth. He would wait for the water to run cold and drink right out of the hydrant then go off leaving it running—wouldn’t
turn it off. I’ve had kids like that. Arnold liked to show off for visitors and he had a few since most people hadn’t ever seen a hog that large. It was during this time (1983) up in nearby Hollywood, that movie director Daryl Duke was making a movie (mini-series) called “The Thorn Birds.” This big-time movie classic featured an Australian family of prominent ranchers. Richard Chamberlain played the priest Ralph de Bricassart who has some sort of strange love affair with a little girl named Meggie (Rachael Ward) but more importantly, Meggie had a lovable little brother, named Stuey. This is where our hero Arnold comes in. In the movie, Stuey is attacked and killed by a monster-sized boar hog but the director couldn’t find a monster hog with tusks who understood English—a pig who could act! One of Uncle Matt’s customers heard of the dilemma and put Arnold and Uncle Matt, (who quickly become Arnold’s agent) with the movie people and the deal was made. They bought Arnold and hauled him to The Semi Valley where the movie was shot. Arnold did a good job but when it was finished they didn’t know what to do with him so they drove back down to Hanford and gifted him back. Uncle Matt was not only a great agent but had become a financial wizard. Arnold’s gift for acting got in the local press and the rest is history. If you saw the movie you will remember that Arnold looked absolutely ferocious. Arnold’s fans would drive out from town just to look at him and to meet Uncle Matt—who was now a little bit famous himself. He did note that people at
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Mark Legg, Allen church of Christ “There is nothing in the Bible which requires a person to be baptized in order to be saved.” This is a statement made by David J. Steward. Doesn’t he know that Jesus placed salvation after baptism, not before when He said, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved.” (Mark 16:16) The Apostle Peter wrote (1 Peter 3:21), “baptism that now saves you also — not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” Considering Peter’s words, how can any honest person argue that baptism has nothing to do with saving us? It certainly is not a work that earns salvation,
but Peter’s words are plain – in some sense it saves us! Has Mr. Steward considered the command that Ananias gave to Saul after the Lord appeared to him on the road to Damascus, “And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.” (Acts 22:16) Was Saul saved because the Lord appeared to him on the road? If he was, according to the statement of Ananias, he was saved before his sins were forgiven! Does this verse teach that sins are washed away by the water of baptism? Of course not! I don’t know anyone who believes that. Sins are washed away by the blood of Jesus Christ, but only when we express our faith in Christ by calling upon His name (Romans 10:13). When Saul was baptized he was expressing his faith in the Christ by “calling on the name of the Lord.” The Apostle Paul wrote, “Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness
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church would ask about Arnold before thinking to ask about the rest of the family but that’s just the way things go. Arnold lived out his life enjoying what he did best, producing more pork. He never was called on to perform again (in the movies) and it didn’t bother him. He enjoyed the attention and care he received and he enjoyed his work. Arnold grew old and grey and passed away at age 18 and never knew
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Mustangs Headed to Regional Tournament Mustangs looking to sting Scorpions
By HERMAN BROWN Allen Mustang correspondent The Allen Mustangs are on track for a magical finish to the 2011-2012 basketball season. The squad is focused on a run to the Class A state tournament. However, there is plenty of work to be done to achieve that lofty goal. Step One was winning the district championship. Allen accomplished that step by bouncing the Achille Golden Eagles 71-30 last Saturday night. The 41-point win came on the Mustangs’ home court at AHS. Step Two will be to taken down the Boswell Scorpions at 8:00 this Thursday night. Allen and Boswell will square off in the regional opener at Kiowa High School. “This is a big game for us,” Coach Greg Mills said. “If we beat them (Scorpions), we’ll guaranteed of going on to the area tournament. Of course, we’d like to win the regional championship game if we get there. I’m sure Wright City is the team to beat in our regional. If we beat Boswell, that’s the team we’ll expect to see in the finals.” The regional champion will advance to next weekend’s area finals, and be one win for going to state. The loser of the area finals on Friday would turn around and play again Saturday in the consolation finals with another chance to advance to the state tournament. Last week, Allen enjoyed double-digit scoring performances from three players en route to the 71-30 win over Achille. Senior center Brett Edens led the offensive assault with a game-high 17 points. Junior guard Lane Mills tossed in 15 points. Senior point guard Brady Caldwell added 10 points as the Mustangs romped to the easy win. The balanced scoring attack also included Grant Rowsey with 7 points, Zayne Erickson with 6, Connor Johnson with 5, Logan Dennis and Chance Allred with 4 each, and Joseph Hopper with 3. Allen led 12-2 after one quarter and 24-10 at the half. The Mustangs then exploded in the second half to dominate the visitors. Allen outscored the Eagles 23-8 in the third quarter to extend the ad-
vantage to 47-18. The Mustangs then doubled Achille’s 12 points in the fourth quarter to seal the 71-30 victory. Coach Mills was happy with the one-sided contest. “We played pretty well,” he said. “One of the keys was how well Connor Johnson played on defense. He held their best player to only four points. He shut him down. Overall, it was a deal where they (Eagles) were holding the ball in the first half. But we came out in the third quarter and scored the first six or eight times in a row.” The Mustangs will take a 22-2 record into the regional tournament. Coach Mills is hoping the success continues for a few more weeks. “We want to keep playing,” he said. “But, to do that, we have to keep winning. We’ll expect a big crowd of our fans at Kiowa on Thursday. I’ll bet we’ll have more fans there than Kiowa High School does.” --Allen 71, Achille 30 Ach - 2 - 8 - 8 - 12 - (30) All - 12 - 12 - 23 - 24 - (71) Allen scoring: Brett Edens 17, Lane Mills 15, Brady Caldwell 10, Grant Rowsey 7, Zayne Erickson 6, Connor Johnson 5, Logan Dennis 4, Chance Allred 4, and Joseph Hopper 3. --Allen Mustangs Nov. 29 @ Calvin, Won 68-26 Dec. 1 vs Weleetka, Lost 52-50 Dec. 2 @ Asher, Won 66-54 Dec. 5 @ Wanette, Won 75-15 Dec. 9 @ Asher, Won 60-54 Dec. 10 Stonewall, Won 53-48 Dec. 13 @ Wanette, Won 70-40 Dec. 15 vs Roff, Won 60-44 Jan. 3 vs @ Wetumka, Won 65-44 Jan. 5 vs @ Kiowa, Won 63-34 Jan. 6 vs Depew, Lost 59-56 Jan. 7 vs Bowlegs, Won 70-29 Jan. 10 vs Stonewall, Won 64-44 Jan. 12 @ Butner, Won 79-38 Jan. 13 vs Tupelo, Won 49-38 Jan. 16 @ Calvin, Won 63-40 Jan. 20 @ Moyers, Won 81-49 Jan. 21 @ Coleman, Won 62-52 Jan. 24 @ Kiowa, Won 69-47 Jan. 27 @ Vanoss, Won 58-56 Jan. 31 @ Maud, Won 72-36 Feb. 2 Davis, Won 73-42 Feb. 7 New Lima, Won 53-37 --District Tournament Feb. 11 vs Achille, Won 71-30
Allen fans get excited when the Allen Mustangs are announced. Elementary students line up to wish Brett Edens luck.
Allen girls bounce Achille to capture disrict championship By HERMAN BROWN Allen correspondent Will the third time be the charm? The Allen Lady Mustangs sure hope so. On Thursday, Coach Jeremy Strong’s AHS girls will face the Kiowa Lady Cowgirls in the opening round of the Class A regional basketball tournament. The game will be staged on Kiowa’s home floor. So far, the Lady Cowgirls are unbeaten against their Pontotoc County rivals. Despite Kiowa’s 2-0 advantage, Coach Strong is not ready to throw in the towel. “I feel pretty good about our chances,” the Allen cage boss said. “Nothing they are going to do while be new for us, and nothing we’ll do will be new for them. What we’ve got to do us match up and play good defense. That’s the only way you are going to stop a good team like Kiowa. We have a chance to do that and be successful, but we’ll have to play really good basketball at their place.” The winner of the Allen-Kiowa showdown will move on to the regional championship game on Saturday evening. However, the loser will drop into the losers’ bracket and play on Friday. After the first-round game at Kiowa, all the other action will be staged at Wilburton High School. Last Saturday, Allen scored an impressive 56-32 win over the Achille Lady Eagles in the district championship game at Allen High School. The Lady Mustangs led 12-6 after one quarter and 22-12 at halftime. The host squad then used the third quarter to blow open a commanding 44-21 lead. Allen outscored the Lady Eagles 12-11 in the last quarter to win by 24 points, 56-32. Amber Coody led Allen in scoring with a game-high 18 points. Aussie Riddle just missed double figures with 9 points. Marissa Prentice was one back with 8 points. Jocee Bailey chipped in 5 points in the winning cause. Beyla Skelton and Meghan Dohlman added 4 points each while Kaitlin Merriman, Cheyenne Nickel, Sandra Howshar and Meagan Beavert all contributed 2 points. “We played well,” Coach Strong said. “We did a good job on the offensive end. But got a little sloppy, but everyone got a chance to play. Overall, I’d say it was a good job.” --District Tournament Feb. 11 @ Allen Allen 56, New Lima 32 Ach - 6 - 6 - 9 - 11 - (32) All - 12 - 10 - 22 - 12 - (56) Allen scoring: Amber Coody 18, Aussie Riddle 9, Marissa
Lady Mustangs to face Kiowa again
Prentice 8, Jocee Bailey 5, Beyla Skelton 4, Meghan Dohlman 4, Kaitlin Merriman 2,Cheyenne Nickel 2, Sandra Howshar 2 and Meagan Beavert 2. --Regional Tournament @ Kiowa High School 6:30 p.m. Thursday Allen vs Kiowa --Allen Lady Mustangs Nov. 29 @ Calvin, Won 6030 Dec. 1 Weleetka, Won 58-29 Dec. 2 @ Asher, Won 53-40 Dec. 6 @ Calvin, Won 64-18 Dec. 8 Vanoss, Won 58-40 Dec. 10 Stonewall, Won 4537 Dec. 13 @ Wanette, Won 59-25 Dec. 15 Roff, Won 50-37 Jan. 2? Wetumka, Won 53-37 Jan. 5?@ Stonewall, Won
41-29 Jan. 6?@ New Lima, Lost 46-33 Jan. 7?@ Kiowa, Lost 58-53 Jan. 10 Stonewall, Won 49-45 Jan. 12 @ Butner, Won 65-43 Jan. 13 Tupelo, Won 48-29 Jan. 16 @ Calvin, Won 70-22 Jan. 20 Mill Creek, Won 6525 Jan. 21 Caney, Won 61-34 Jan. 24 @ Kiowa, Lost 65-49 Jan. 27 @ Vanoss, Won 55-44 Jan. 31 @ Maud, Won 64-29 Feb. 2 Davis, Lost 60-41 Feb. 7 New Lima, Won 49-41 --District Tournament Feb. 11 Achille, Won 56-32 --Regional Tournament Feb. 16 @ Kiowa
Beyla Skelton wrestles the ball from an Achille player.
Brady Caldwell and the Mustangs will face a tough Boswell team in the first round of the District Tournament Thursday.
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Atwood Church of the Nazarene Sunday “love” was in the air. The love of God and love for our neighbors. Because of love, Jesus died on the cross for our sins. Sharon Sanborn sang our special for the day, “I Won’t Take Nothing But Your Love.” Our pastor preached on “What Love Really Means,” taken from 1 Corinthians 13:4-13, the Love chapter.
J esus said, “I accept you unconditionally.” We tend to view love from a very limited and somewhat childish perspective. It centers on attraction, attention, and affection. The biblical idea of love is much deeper, much more involved, much more demanding. Love is patient, love is kind, etc. It is accepting another completely for who they are. It is the kind
of acceptance that God showed each of us and wants us to show each other. Jesus said, “I want only what is best for you.” Paul reminds us that love is about wanting only what is best for someone else. Love always protects, trusts, hopes, and perseveres. In spite of our failures God continues to love us and want what is best for us. What could
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The Lord’s Day at Harmony Missionary Baptist Church of Gerty began service with signing I Know Whom I Have Believed, Blessed Assurance, and Calling The Prodigal. Church Trio sang I Know Who Holds Tomorrow and O Happy Day. Devotional Reading was “Do Added Sorrow”, Proverbs 10:22. Adult Lesson was “When Is Enough, Enough?” Luke 12:13-21. The meaning of life is not found in material possessions. Balance your material wealth and your eternal riches prudently. “God said unto a certain rich man, thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee; then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided?” Luke 12:20 Youth Lesson was “Court Adjourned”, Matthew 7:1-28. We should judge ourselves before we judge others. Constantly Abiding and Without Him were sung before the morning message. Bro. David’s message was taken from John 2:12-17, Jesus addressing the people in the temple in Jerusalem. “And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and over threw the tables.” We were proud to have Nina, J.W. and Taylor back in service. We pray you have a good week and may God bless you.
happen in the lives of those we love if we could do the same? J esus said, “I will be here for you no matter what.” Paul simply says this: “love never fails.” It is the way God loves. It is called “agape.” No one can begin to express this kind of love until they have received it. It is the self-sacrificing love that Christ showed on the cross. It is the kind of love that changes lives forever. Have you experienced that kind of love? Can you give that kind of love? Does something need to happen in your life today to enable you to love like that? Sunday night we had our annual Valentine’s Banquet. The men cooked the steaks and the women cooked the rest. We played games, Robert Carlton sang a “love” song to Becky, and a great time was had by all. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your family. Plan on attending church next Sunday. It will make a big difference in your life.
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The Allen High School FCCLA chapter made a strong showing at the 2012 Southeast Region STAR Events on February 7th. STAR stands for Students Taking Action with Recognition and features the competitive events offered to FCCLA members. The four Allen FCCLA first place winners, will now compete at the FCCLA State STAR Event competition in March. If they place first at state they will then be qualified to compete at the 2012 National Leadership Meeting in Orlando, Florida. The Allen FCCLA chapter would like to congratulate the following students on their success. 1st Place: Jamie Allred: New Member Facts: 6-8 Grade Division 1st Place: Emilee Costner: Career Investigation: Senior Division 1st Place: Crissy Fenwick: Focus on Children: Senior Division 1st Place: Shelby Merriman: Focus on Children: Senior Division 2nd Place: Hannah Heck: Illustrated Talk: Junior Division 2nd Place: Taryn Wofford: Illustrated Talk: Junior Division 2nd Place: Rio Jones: New Member Facts: 9-10 Grade Division 3rd Place: Shelby Greenhill: New Member Facts: 11-12 Grade Division 4th Place: Australia Riddle: Children’s Literature: Senior Division 4th Place: Kelly Osborne and Kennedy Prentice: Interpersonal Communication: Junior Division 4th Place: Kaitlyn Merriman: Creed Speaking: 11-12 Grade Division 4th Place: Cierra Melton: Creed Speaking: 9-10 Grade Division
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The Heirs, Executors, Administrators, Devisees, Trustees, and Assigns, and the Dated this the 8 th day of February, Unknown Successors of ANNA ELNORA TRACY and ANDREW PAUL TRACY, both 2012. Deceased; and The State of Oklahoma, ex rel The Oklahoma Tax Commission; DeCourt Clerk fendants. By: s) B. Myers NOTICE BY PUBLICATION Deputy STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: The Heirs, Executors, Administrators, Devisees, (SEAL) Trustees and Assigns, and the Unknown Successors of ANNA ELNORA TRACY and Kenneth R. Johnson ANDREW PAUL TRACY, both Deceased. 130 East 14th St/Drawer 1690 TAKE NOTICE that you and each of you, have been sued by the above named Ada, OK 74820 Plaintiffs in the above entitled action in the District Court of Pontotoc County, State of Attorney for Plaintiffs Oklahoma, and that you must answer the Petition filed by Plaintiffs in said cause on or (Published in The Allen Advocate on th before the 19 day of March, 2012, or said petition will be taken as true and judgment February 9, 16 and 23, 2012) rendered accordingly in favor of Plaintiffs and against Defendants above named in said action, quieting title to the following described real property located in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma: The E/2 of SW/4 of SE/4 and S/2 of SE/4 of NW/4 of SE/4 and SE/4 of SW/4 of NW/4 IN THE DISTRICT COURT of SE/4 of Section 6, Township 3 North, Range 7 East, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma WITHIN LAND FOR and judicially determining the heirship of ANNA ELNORA TRACY and ANDREW PONTOTOC COUNTY PAUL TRACY, both deceased. STATE OF OKLAHOMA WITNESS my hand and seal this 31st day of January, 2012. Case No. PB-2012-11 Ernestine Eubank, Court Clerk In the Matter of the Estate of RICHARD Pontotoc County, Oklahoma HARVEY BAIN, Deceased. By: s) B. Myers AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARDeputy ING PETITION FOR PROBATE OF (SEAL) WILL, APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL Barry G. Burkhart, OBA#14092 REPRESENTATIVE, AND DETERMI120 South Broadway NATION OF HEIRS, DEVISEES, AND Ada, Oklahoma 74820 LEGATEES (580) 332-2800 Notice is hereby given to all persons (580) 332-2811 (fax) interested in the estate of Richard HarAttorney for Plaintiffs vey Bain, deceased, that on the 10th day (Published in The Allen Advocate on February 2, 9 and 16, 2012) of February, 2012, Michael Brent Bain produced in the District Court of Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, an instrument in writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of said Richard Harvey Bain, IN THE DISTRICT COURT and also filed in said Court his Petition, WITHIN AND FOR together with the Will, praying for the FOR PONTOTOC COUNTY probate of the Will and asking that Letters STATE OF OKLAHOMA Testamentary issue to Michael Brent Bain Case No. PB-2011-62 as Personal Representative, and for a juIn the Matter of the Estate of HELEN JEAN CRAWFORD, Deceased. dicial determination of the heirs, devisees, NOTICE OF HEARING FINAL ACCOUNT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, and legatees of said Decedent. PETITION FOR ORDER ALLOWING FINAL ACCOUNT, DETERMINATION OF Pursuant to an Order of this Court made HEIRS, DISTRIBUTION AND DISCHARGE on this date, notice is hereby given that on Notice is hereby given that Ronald Loy Crawford, Personal Representative of the the 5th day of March, 2012, at 11:30 oâ€™clock Estate of Helen Jean Crawford, Deceased, having filed in this Court his Final Account a.m., the Petition will be heard in District of the administration of said Estate, and his Petition for Order Allowing Final Account, Courtroom #315, County Courthouse, Determination of Heirs, Distribution and Discharge of said Personal Representative, Ada, Oklahoma, when and where all perth the hearing of the same, has been fixed by the Judge of said Court for the 5 day of sons interested may appear and contest March, 2012, at 9:30 a.m., in the District Courtroom, Pontotoc County Courthouse, Ada, Oklahoma, and all persons interested in said Estate are notified then and there to the same. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have appear and show cause, if any they have, why the said Account should not be settled and allowed, the determination of the heirs, distribution of the Estate and the Personal hereunto set my hand this 13 day of February, 2012. Representative discharged. Martha K. Kilgore DATED this 7 day of February, 2012. Judge of the District Court s) Thomas S. Landrith Joshua A. Edwards Judge of the District Court Attorney for Michael Brent Bain Blake Sonne, OBA#20341 P.O. Box 1628 P.O. Box 667 Ada, OK 74820 Norman, Oklahoma 73070 Phone: (580) 332-5579 (405) 664-2919 (telephone) Fax: (580) 421-9599 (405) 321-8897 (fax) (Published in The Allen Advocate on Attorney for Personal Representative February 16, 2012) (Published in The Allen Advocate on February 16 and 23, 2012)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA FD-2012-17 In the Matter of the Dissolution of the Marriage of Carolyn Marie Jones, Petitioner And Junior Clarence Jones, Respondent. NOTICE BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: Junior Clarence Jones Take notice that you have been sued in the above named Court by the said Petitioner, Carolyn Marie Jones, for a divorce on the grounds of incompatibility. You must answer said Petition on or before March 23, 2012, or said Petition will be taken as true and a judgment will be rendered for Petitioner granting him/ her a decree of divorce. Witness my hand and the seal of this Court this February 7, 2012. Ernestine Eubank, Court Clerk By: B. Myers Deputy Carolyn Marie Jones 720 Tower Road, Apt. 3 Ada, Oklahoma 74820 580-399-7735 (Published in The Allen Advocate on February 9, 16 and 23, 2012)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA Case No. PB-2011-93 In the Matter of the Estate of ELASIE MAE HARJO, 5/8 Seminole/Creek, NE, (MGM NB-171, MGF 7567, PGF 1393), Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS All creditors having claims against Elasie Mae Harjo aka Elsie Mae Harjo, deceased, are required to present the same, with the necessary supporting document, to the undersigned attorney for personal representative at the office of the attorney for the personal representative on or before the 9th day of April, 2012, or the same will be forever barred. s) Nikki Lindsey Attorney for Personal Representative s) Niki Lindsey, OBA#19344 Oklahoma Indian Legal Services Inc. P.O. Box 2600 Ada, Oklahoma 74821-2600 T: (580) 272-0038 F: (580) 272-0665 Attorney for Personal Representative (Published in The Allen Advocate on February 9 and 16, 2012)
of the Estate of Evan Lee Horne, also known as Lee Horne, also known as E. Lee Horne, Deceased, having filed in this Court their Final Account, Determination of Heirship, Distribution and Discharge of said Co-Personal Representatives, the hearing of the same has been set by the Judge of this Court for Friday, the 9th day of March, 2012 at 9:00 oâ€™clock a.m. at the Pontotoc County District Courtroom, Pontotoc County Courthouse, located in Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, and all persons interested in said Estate are notified to then and there appear and show cause, if any they have, why said Account should not be settled and allowed, the heirs of said deceased determined, said Estate distributed and the Co-Personal Representatives discharged. DATED this the 13th day of February, 2012. S. Kessinger Judge of the District Court Kenneth R. Johnson 130 East 14th Street/Drawer 1690 Ada, OK 74820 580/332-2558 Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives (Published in The Allen Advocate on February 16 and 23, 2012)
IN THE PROBATE COURT OF MARSHALL COUNTY, ALABAMA CASE NO.: 1956 IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION PETITION OF: SHAYNE ADAMS NOTICE OF ADOPTION TO Tawnya Shores Please note a Petition for Adoption has been filed in said Court by the Petitioner named below and that a hearing on said Petition has been set for the 22nd day of March, 2012, at 9 am in the Probate Court of Marshall County. Please be advised if you intend to contest this adoption, you must file a written response with the attorney for the Petitioner named below and with the Clerk of the Probate Court, 425 Gunter Avenue, Suite 110, Guntersville, AL 35976 no later than thirty (30) days from the date this notice is received. Petitioner: Shayne Adams 50 Cody Lane Grant, AL 35747 Attorney for Petitioner: MAUREEN K. COOPER, L.L.C. 521 Madison Street, Suite 200 Huntsville, Alabama 35801 (256) 533-3362 (Published in The Allen Advocate on February 16, 23, March 1 and 8, 2012)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA Case No. CV-2012-16 RAMONA CATRILLAH GRAHAM, BENNIE EDWIN DAVIS, and DAVID LEE DAVIS, Plaintiffs, vs. SUZANNE DAVIS and SHELLIE DAVIS, (the sole living heirs of Jimmy Dwayne Davis); The Heirs, Executors, Administrators, Devisees, Trustees, and Assigns, and the unknown Successors of JIMMIE DWAYNE DAVIS, JACK DAVIS, and JACKIE MARTEL DAVIS, all deceased; State of Oklahoma ex rel. Oklahoma Tax Commission; and State of Oklahoma ex rel. Oklahoma Health Care Authority, Defendants. NOTICE OF PUBLICATION STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: The heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees and assigns, and the unknown successors of Jimmy Dwayne Davis, Jack Davis, and Jackie Martel Davis, all deceased. You the Defendants above named are hereby notified that you have been sued by the above named Plaintiffs in the above entitled action in the District Court of Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, and that you must answer the Petition filed by Plaintiffs in said case on or before the 22nd day of March, 2012, or said Petition will be taken as true and judgment rendered accordingly in favor of Plaintiffs and against Defendants above named in said action, quieting title to the following described real property in Pontotoc County, State of Oklahoma, to-wit: South half of Block 73 Original Townsite, Ada, Oklahoma, according to the recorded plat thereof, judicially determining the respective deaths and heirships of Jimmy Dwayne Davis, Jack Davis, and Jackie Martel Davis, all deceased, and to have Jackie Martel Davisâ€™ life estate interest terminated as a matter of law. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court this 3rd day of February, 2012. Ernestine Eubank, Court Clerk By: s) P. Weaver Deputy Braly, Braly, Speed & Morris Bryan W. Morris, OBA#14591 201 W. 14th Street P.O. Box 2739 Ada, OK 74821-2739 580/436-0871 (Published in The Allen Advocate on February 9, 16 and 23, 2012)
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anyone who sings bass. The bass section always stands in the back row, so a bouffant hairstyle won’t block anyone. Unfortunately, bass singers are usually bald men and they don’t need to rely on the exception.) You must have impeccable dental hygiene. Nothing is worse than random food particles stuck in the teeth of a wide-mouthed soprano. You must have the ability to read and move your lips at the same time. If you can’t sing, then you’ll need to fake it. Most choirs sing from sheet music and don’t memorize the words. You’ll need to be able to “mouth” the words in an animated fashion as you read along to give the appearance that you are singing. (Note: Persons who are accustomed to speedreading may have difficulty with this maneuver.) You must be able to stay awake during boring sermons. The job security of the choir director is in jeopardy if a choir member falls asleep during the pastor’s sermon. (Don’t let this job qualification discourage you from applying for the choir.) Of course, there must be a few people in then choir who can actually carry a tune. Bur only a few of those are necessary. A good sound technical can work wonders with the correct amplifiers and modulators. The one thing that can’t be faked is the number of people in the choir.
And that’s where you come in. A large choir is the sign of a healthy church. So your church choir director won’t care that you are tonedeaf if you are willing to occupy a chair in the choir loft. All the benefits of choir membership can be yours if you are willing to expend just a little effort. All it takes is for you to sign up and then shut up.
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Chamber Banquet Slated
The Allen Chamber of Commerce has set the date of their annual Chamber Banquet for Tuesday, February 28th. As always the event will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the School Cafeteria. Cost of the meal is $8 per person. Tickets are available at The Allen Advocate, the Farmers State Bank or from Chamber members. Everyone is invited to attend.
Woodland Hills Singing Friday Woodland Hills Nursing Center will be hosting a gospel singing this Friday, February 17th, at 2:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.
Shellie Horton was among the many Chickasaw Nation employees honored at a January 30th award ceremony. Chickasaw Governor Bill Anotubby presented her with a mantle clock for 15-years of service to the Nation. Other Allen residents honored were Rachel Wedlow, Summer Stick, Brenda Stephens, Renee Frantz, Melinda Roland and Candice Raney.
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