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Changes Ahead for Allen Post Office

M ost Allen residents received a survey this past week from the US Postal Service, asking for input on the local post office. Allen has been placed on the list of offices to be reviewed for change and/or closing. A negative response from more than 60% is needed for the Postal Service to conduct a discontinuance study. Locals were given a choice

between changing the hours of service, and closing the local office with the options of having just home delivery, locating the office in an established business, or combining service with a nearby office. This survey, which must be returned to the USPS by March 13, 2013, will be followed up with a local meeting at 12:00 noon on March 27, 2013.

This meeting will be held at the Allen Post Office, 107 S. Easton. C hoosing the first of the options (number 1 on the survey) would actually increase the hours of window service at the local office. The #1 choice of 6 service hours will increase Allen’s window time by 45-minutes but decrease the employees’ work time for com-

pleting paperwork and putting up/distribution of the mail. The letter included with the survey states that “after receiving the results of this survey, the Postal Service will examine the responses and, unless the community has a strong preference (more than 60 percent) for conducting a discontinuance study for the Allen Post Office . . . , the Postal Service intends

to maintain the Allen Post Office with 6 hours of window service each weekday.” While The Advocate understands that the local Post Office is not in actual danger of being closed, we urge residents to complete their surveys and return them in the postage-paid envelope included with the questionnaire, and attend the meeting on March 27th.

The AHS Power Lifting Team placed third at the 8-Man State Competition. Pictured with their plaque, left to right, are Patrick Leonard, Cody Lively, Austin Hamilton, Layne Cross, Tyler Rinehart, Colten Browning, Zack Conley, Robert McMillan, Preston Brown, Cody Hopper, Justin Deaton and Aaron Manuel. The team is coached by Zach Sullivan.

Harden charged with Manslaughter First Degree

A felony count of Manslaughter First Degree has officially been filed against Joseph (Joe) Henry Harden, 22, in connection with the January 20th death of Michael Eric Morris, 21. Harden made his initial appearance in Hughes

County District Court on Tuesday, February 26th. According to a release from the OSBI, an emergency call was made to the Sheriff’s office just after 6:00 a.m. Sunday Morning, January 20, reporting

The February distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission primarily represents local tax receipts from December business. The monies they reported this period represent sales from December 16th to December 31st and estimated sales from January 1st to January 15th. The disbursement of $135,748,736 in sales tax collections was returned to 510 cities and towns reflecting an increase of $1,838,062 from the $133,910,674 distributed to 508 cities and towns in February last year.  The use tax disbursement of $11,681,421

was distributed between 371 cities and towns. Allen received $15,470.77 in February 2013, compared to $16,355.67 in December 2012. The Use Tax, received from internet sales, for February was up from the December receipts by $728.22. Allen earned $1,458.65 in February, up from the $730.43 earned in December. A twood posted a gain in February, receiving $808.82 compared to the December receipts of $565.98. Calvin suffered a decrease of $3,936.57 in February from the December figures. The receipts in February were $2,897.78 compared to $6,834.35 in December. Their Use Tax

a shooting had occurred at a residence on Shady Lane in the Hickory Hills area near Calvin. Deputies and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and found Morris inside the house dead from an appar-

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receipts remained nearly the same, $567.38 in February and $568.09 in December. Gerty had a gain in February of $117.69, receiving $195.41 compared to $77.72 in December. The county seats of Pontotoc and Hughes County, Ada and Holdenville, both showed an increase in sales tax revenue in February. Ada received $1,247,606.61 in February, up from $1,139,264.36 in December; Holdenville receipts were $243,797.03 compared to $216,235.2 in December. Use Tax receipts, however, were down in Ada, $59,265.65 compared to $61,060.39. Holdenville does not claim Use Tax.

ent gunshot wound. Harden was arrested at the scene for the shooting. Hughes County Sheriff Kenny Snyder requested and received OSBI assistance with the homicide investigation. OSBI agents specifically processed the crime scene and interviewed those in the area at the time of the shooting and others who may have information helpful in the investigation. The Medical Examiner’s office has determined that Morris’ death was a homicide. Adam S. Whitney, Special Agent with the OSBI, filed an affidavit in the case on Tuesday, January 22nd. This report states that the victim, suspect, and several others were at the

home on Shady Lane, east of Calvin, for a Saturday night party. At approximately 6:16 a.m. Sunday morning Morris, Harden and one other individual were talking in the kitchen when Morris went outside and retrieved a .38 caliber revolver. Harden was allegedly holding the revolver when the gun was discharged and a single bullet hit Morris in the head, causing his death. In the 911 call to the dispatcher, Harden allegedly stated that he had “killed his best friend, but it was an accident.” According to the felony information filed on Tuesday, this crime is punishable in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not less than four (4) years.

Steak raffle to benefit baseball team The Allen Baseball Boosters are raffling $200 of steak from the Allen Food Center. Tickets are available at the Food Center or from Booster member Todd Conley (580-320-0763). Cost is $2 each or 3 for $5 The drawing will be held at the Allen/New Lima game on Tuesday, March 12th. You do not need to be present to win. The AHS Baseball Team and Booster Club would like to thank the Allen Food Center for their generous donation.

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by Bill Robinson, Publisher

A special thanks to my friend Virginia Schauer for the following . . . Ramblings of a Retired Mind I was thinking about how a status symbol of today is those cell phones that everyone has clipped onto their belt or purse. I can’t afford one. So, I’m wearing my garage door opener. I also made a cover for my hearing aid and now I have what they call blue teeth, I think. You know, I spent a fortune on deodorant before I realized that people didn’t like me anyway. I was thinking that women should put pictures of missing husbands on beer cans! I was thinking about old age and decided that old age is ‘when you still have something on the ball, but you are just too tired to bounce it.’ I thought about making a fitness movie for folks my age, and call it ‘Pumping Rust’. I ’ve gotten that dreaded furniture disease. That’s when your chest is falling into your drawers! W hen people see a cat’s litter box, they always say, ‘Oh, have you got a cat?’ Just once I want to say, ‘No, it’s for company!’ E mployment application blanks always ask who is to be notified in case of an emergency. I think you should write, ‘A Good Doctor’! I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older. Then, it dawned on me. They were cramming for their finals. As for me, I’m just hoping God grades on the curve. —CC— Awhile back, my wife wrote an article about her typing class in high school. It brought back memories for several of our readers. It was with great interest that I read an article this week about the “comeback” of typewriters . . .and some of the antique typewriters are worth a fortune! Anna Russell writes that today’s computers and tablets can do almost anything. But they were never used to type out the manuscript of “No County for Old Men.” “The six-figure price that Cormac McCarthy’s Olivetti typewriter fetched a few years back shows the glamour that can get attached to typewriters—even those not owned by a famous author. On May 25, Auction Team Breker, a Cologne, Germany, auction house that specializes in office antiques, will offer some 100 rare vintage typewriters in its biannual office antiques sale. Among the close to 700 items are an 1895 Ford typewriter with a filigree copper grill (estimate $13,000 to $20,000) and an 1879 Crandall with mother-

of-pearl inlays, with an estimate of $7,000 to $10,000. An 1894 Edison Mimeograph Typewriter No. 1 starts at $10,000. I nterest in antique typewriters has grown in recent years, says Uwe Breker, who has run the auction for more than 25 years. Mr. Breker has collected them himself for 40 years; he has 700. “The typewriter is the grandfather of the computer,” he says. “That is how it all started.” For collector Martin Howard, part of the pleasure is restoring typewriters of the 1880s and 1890s, which he calls “three-dimensional puzzles.” Over 25 years, he has amassed 85 of them and brought them all back to full functionality. “There’s a real retro-chic in using a manual typewriter. It’s cool, it’s got a good sound,” he says. He keeps them in a display case in his Toronto home and continues to buy and sell the machines from all over the world. Still, he doesn’t use them to write: “I love my Mac,” he says. T he first typewriter that would become commercially successful appeared on the market in 1874. The next

two decades were marked by intense experimentation with hundreds of devices. For example, the 1894 Crown, offered in Breker ’s sale ($11,000 to $15,000), has no keys at all—the user slides an index pointer lever along a rail to choose a raised letter on a type wheel. By the early 1900s, typewriters settled into a more standardized design. The Breker auction includes no celebrity names so far, but they can make a big difference in pricing. Christie’s had set a $20,000 high estimate for Mr. McCarthy’s Olivetti Lettera 32, on which he had typed all his work for a half century; it sold for $254,500. In 2005, Heritage Auctions sold an Underwood Portable typewriter owned by Tennessee Williams (he used it to work on “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”) for $4,481. Los Angeles real-estate investor Steve Soboroff says his collection includes machines once owned by John Lennon, Ernest Hemingway and the Unabomber. A few computers (and precomputers) often turn up at typewriter auctions as well. Breker wants $50,000 to $100,000 for the Enigma, a 1938 cipher machine that could program up to 22 billion types of codes. The auction house is asking $250,000 to $400,000 for a 1976 Apple 1, one of only six surviving functional models, with a signature by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Sometimes typewriters get

a new life in a different color. Manhattan’s Kasbah Mod Typewriters gives them bright paint jobs—from turquoise and pink shades to chrome and 24 karat gold-plated models. “We turn it into a design object, the same way an iPad is cool to play with,” says founder and chief creative director Chase S. Gilbert. Among the buyers are people in their 20s and 30s. On typewriters “your words count a little bit more,” says Eric Bradley, typewriter collector and public relations associate at Heritage. He’s seen

young enthusiasts “carrying a 10-pound [typewriter] to a coffee shop to bang out the next great American novel.” — Wall Street Journal —CC— And, finally, a great story from the “good old days.” Recently a teenager could not find her cordless telephone. After several minutes of searching, she said to her mom, ”You know what they should invent? A phone that stays connected to its base so it never gets lost.”

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Threads of Life by Cleo Emerson LeVally V isit to the Holocaust M u s e u m : M y d a u g h t e r, Phylece and her friend, Susan, left the hotel at 7 a.m. on Sunday morning and arrived at Osciwem. At the information booth, they asked for direction to the Museum and received very detailed directions in Polish. If it weren’t for the hand signals they would never have known that the camp was in the direction of “out the door and right’. They were able to purchase four bus tickets to the camp; two to get there and two to return. They found the bus stop and saw a sign that the bus would arrive in twenty minutes. They waited and waited and the bus did not come. It was very cold. There was a British lady there and the three decided to split the cost and take a cab. A u s c h w i t z w a s b o t h fascinating and horrifying at the same time. They hired an English speaking guide. Walking through the gate was a feeling of total loss of freedom and knowing how many people walked through the gates to their death made them walk a little slower as if the air was very heavy with grief. The number of people who died there were just numbers until the tour began and they were in the buildings and could see behind the glass walls. There were 7 tons of human hair, 10,000 artificial limbs, 80,000 pairs of shoes, tangled webs of eyeglasses and a basement full of pots,

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pans and teakettles. They saw the communal toilets where the inhabitants were allowed only 2 trips a day at 10 seconds per visit. The crematoriums still curled the nose with the stink of death and Cyclon-B gas. It was hard to imagine that human beings could be so cold, calculating and cruel to do this to other human beings. Auschwitz was a factory, from the standpoint of location and logistics. Everything there was for a purpose. There was nothing wasted. Only this was a factory that produced nothing but human suffering. It produced death. There was a large group of young people in a tour ahead of them. Several of them wore flags of Israel on their backs and when they entered the room where the 7 tons of hair was displayed, all but a very few broke down into tears. It was hard to see them there where it was a part of their personal history. Their fathers, mothers, grandparents, aunts and uncles were telling the story to them. Phylece wrote that seeing them increased her own distress by 10,000-20,000 percent. After the tour they started looking for a cab to take them back to the train station and ended up with a cab driver who had been Steven Spielberg’s driver with he was at Auschwitz filming Schlinder’s List the year before. The distance was 50 kilometers and his price was

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crossed the border into Austria the change was more dramatic. $30 American dollars. He took and the things they wanted to The houses were clean, neat and them on the back roads so they keep and use were piled up in painted. There were no outside could do more sightseeing. The the back yard. traveling across privies and many homes had trip was over an hour long. the border into the Czech attractive landscaping. It was The cab driver dropped them Republic, they began to see a easy to see how much more off at the Castle and they were little change. There were fewer affluent the whole of Austria tourists again. I could not privies, fewer wells, a little was compared to its neighbors, tell from her letter, but the more care of the surroundings especially those to the east. Castle sounded like a church. and a few gardens where This ended their trip to Poland It had 18 separate chapels and flowers were growing. As they and the Holocaust Museum very interesting crypts. All the crown heads of Poland were buried there. Following their tour of the Crypts and the Hall of Crown jewels, they ventured back into the center of Old Town to do more shopping and get a bit to eat. Their meal was the house specialty. It consisted of filet of beef in white wine and baked filet of pork in peach sauce, accompanied by potatoes and The Allen Quarterback/Powerlifting Booster cauliflower puffs, with mixed Club would like to thank: salad all for $8.35 each. Pepsi M onday morning found Allen Food Center them on the train going back Elite Tank to Vienna. They were able to for their many donations at the recent observe things that indicated powerlifting meet in Allen. that Poland was struggling to rise above all it went through Also, a special thanks to the Allen Masonic as a Soviet buffer state. There Lodge for use of their facility for the food were many new houses being prepartion. built and even these still had privies in the backyards and wells in the front yards. They had electricity in rural areas but no sewer or water systems. They had no waste disposal management, therefore no trash pickup. They burned off their trash in the back yard,


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Service Friday for Johnny Hodges

Services for Johny Monroe Hodges, 70, of Ada, are 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 1st, at the First Baptist Church, Ada, Dr. Pat Kilby and Rev. Harold Ware will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Criswell Funeral Home. Mr. Hodges died Tuesday,

February 26, 2013 in Ada. He was born November 6, 1942 in Calera, Oklahoma to Ernest L. and Oneita Sweeney Hodges. He and his family moved to Allen when he was a child. He graduated from Allen High School and East Central University. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. He married Jovan Broughton on August 24, 1963. Mr.

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Service held for Winey Yargee Winey Scott Yargee passed away at Holdenville General Hospital on Monday, February 25, 2013, at the age of 86 years. Winey was the daughter of James and Nausoche (Beaver) Scott, born on March 17, 1926, in Wetumka, Oklahoma. She was brought up and attended school in the Wetumka area.  She was married to Phillip Yargee in Wetumka in 1946.  For nearly all their married life their home was in the Holdenville area, until Mr. Yargee passed away in 1991.  Winey worked for many years as a care provider for the Hughes County Department of Human Services. She went to work in 1974 as a cook for Boyce Manor Nursing Home, and retired in 1992.  She was baptized on April 13, 1947, by Willie King.  She was a member of the Wetumka Indian Baptist Church and served as a Women’s Leader.  She was also the Head Woman of the Alabama Ceremonial Ground.  She loved to fish, quilt,

work puzzles and watch Wheel of Fortune. She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Nausoche Scott; her beloved husband of forty-five years, Phillip, in 1991; three sons, Samuel Yargee, Roman Yargee, and Joseph Yargee; six infant children; a granddaughter Winey raised as her daughter, Phyllis Ann Yargee; four brothers, Wilson Scott, Henry Scott, Samuel Scott, and Mose Scott; and four sisters, Susie Simpson, Lucy Gray, Lily Whitlow Harjo, and Annie Harjo. She is survived by twelve children, David Yargee of Okemah, Evelyn McLemore and husband Edwin of Wetumka, Bessie Wise Talamasy and husband Kennedy of Wetumka, Tarpie Yargee and wife Amy of Cromwell, Henry Yargee of Allen, Robert Yargee and wife Lesah of Okemah, Jack Yargee and companion Leola West of Cromwell, Phillip Yargee Jr. and wife Annette of Checotah, Rovena Yargee of the home, Josephine Yargee of

Holdenville, Wallace Scott and wife Margie of Yeager, and John King and spouse Donna Harjo of Tennessee; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great grandchildren, more than 300 in number; one brother, Turner Scott and wife Geraldine Scott of Wetumka; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 28th, 1:00 p.m. at the Wetumka Indian Baptist Church, and Winey will be laid to rest in the Wetumka Indian Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Bill Hobia and Rev. Houston Tiger are the officiating ministers. Winey’s grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Gilbert Scott, Edward Robison, Edwin McLemore, Kennedy Wise-Talamasy, Monroe Marshall, and David Capps. Services are under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.


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and Jim Bob Hodges. Bearers will be Ed Anderson, Ken Johnson, Larry Hill, Don Hutchings, Jim Herndon, and Hank Walbrick. Honorary bearers will be the member of “The Little Game”. The family says those who

wish may make memorials to the Building Fund of the First Baptist Church, 521 S. Broadway, Ada, OK 74820. S ervices were under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.

Rites held for Johnie Knighten

Services for Johnie Richard Knighten, 81, of Francis, were 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 23rd, at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Earl Hood officiated. Burial followed at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Francis. The Chickasaw Honor Guard conducted military honors at the cemetery. Mr. Knighten died Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at a local hospital. He was born October 29, 1931 in Red Oak, Oklahoma to Clark and Mary Magdeline Prince Knighten. He attended Red Oak and Allen schools. He married Geneva Spence on April 13, 1956. She preceded him in death on February 19, 2012. Mr. Knighten was an independent laborer, a member of Abundant Life Tabernacle Church and had served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952 until being honorably discharged in 1954. Survivors include a son, Jared Knighten and his wife Melissa of Ada; two grandchildren, Geoffrey Knighten and Jackie Knighten; a sister, Mary Lou Manuel and her husband C. C. of Ada; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; six brothers, Robert, Thomas, Jess, Clarence, Jerry and William; a sister, Lorene; and 2 half-sisters. Bearers were Charles Manuel, Jimmy Knighten, Mike Woods, Geoffrey Knighten, Kasey Odom, Doug Meeks and Jackie Knighten. Arrangements were under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.

Service held for Leon Manuel

Funeral services for Leon Manuel Sr. of Ada will be 10:00 am Thursday, February 28th, at Smith-Phillips Funeral Home in Ada. Interment will be at Rosedale Cemetery, Ada. Officiating will be Mr. Floyd Kaiser. Mr. Manuel passed away Monday, February 25, 2013 at the VA Center in Sulphur at the age of 86. He was born July 28, 1926 in Coal County to Shelton Isaccs Manuel and Dora McCabe Manuel. He married Mary Fennell on October 16, 1943 in Konawa. Mr. Manuel attended Ada High School. He owned and operated Manuel Station and Garage in Ada for 25 years, was a lifelong resident of Ada, and a member of the Southwest Church of Christ. He spent a big majority of his life building racecars and racing, and while racing he received many trophies. He also enjoyed going fishing. He served in World War II in the United States Army, serving in the 551st Quartermaster Grave Registration Battalion. His battalion was responsible for the care of the American military that lost their lives serving their country in Holland. Through this they created the only American military cemetery in that country, called the Netherlands Cemetery. Mr. Manuel is survived by his wife, Mary A. Manuel of the home; one son, Marion Leon Manuel Jr. of Stratford; one daughter, Sue Ogle and husband Glenn of Ada; one brother, G.W. Manuel and wife Betty of Blanchard; five grandchildren, Terry Dean Manuel of Ada, Brian Keith Manuel of Ada, Angela Michelle Billy of Ada, April Dawnette Marquand of Allen, and Kelly Jean (Manuel) Beach of Ada; fourteen great-grandchildren; and eleven great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Tommy Eugene Manuel; one infant daughter; his parents, Shelton and Dora Manuel; three brothers, Donnie, Lonnie, and Harvey Manuel; and one sister, Wanda Manuel. Family members will serve as bearers. Chickasaw Honor Guard will perform military honors.

Service Saturday for Betty Clay

Former Calvin resident, Betty Jean Clay passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 82. Betty was born April 12, 1930 in Ada, Oklahoma to Arthur and Thelma Raney. She graduated from Calvin Schools in 1949. Betty was a caregiver for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, hunting, fishing, nature, and most of all spending time with her family and friends. Betty is survived by her children, Karen and husband Larry Saunders of Tulsa, Debbie Babb of Calvin, and Tommy and wife Jamie Clay of Calvin; grandchildren Jennifer Maldonado and husband Vladimir, Stefanie Jones and husband Chance, Josh Winningham and wife Brittany, Greg Saunders and wife Kristen, Erin Stackenwalt and husband Geoff, Janna Saunders Mayes and husband Jon, Holly Butler and husband Jeremy, Bo Babb and wife Ashley, Jackie Babb and wife Ashley, Christopher Giles (Clay), Raney Clay, and Seeley Clay; sixteen great grandchildren; sisters Wanda Blankenship and Ruth Raney; and a brother, Don Raney. She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Mitchel Raney. Funeral services for Betty will be 2:00 PM Saturday, March 2nd, at the First Baptist Church in Calvin with Pastor James Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at the Calvin Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bo Babb, Jackie Babb, Cody Raney, Josh Winningham, Jeremy Butler and Mark Troup. Honorary Pallbearer is Terry Blankenship. Funeral services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville, Oklahoma.

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I had to stay but the Captain let much of the crew of DE360, USS Johnnie Hutchins go ashore. The little Destroyer Escort had been laid up for major engine repairs and now it had to be tested—by the shipyard workers. The weather forecast looked good and the Navy required a test run—24 hours of wide open speed before they would take it back. As soon as we left the harbor traffic outside Boston we opened her up and soon were skimming over the smooth Atlantic waters going north at 33 knots. I went to bed early but soon woke up from a fresh chop in the water that gave us an increasingly big bump. I got up and learned that one of those sudden little winter storms that sometimes just pop up out of nowhere was going to make it tough for us to complete any speed run that night. By midnight we had to break speed as the sea was beating us up too much. I t got worse and some of the crew got seasick. One youngster who was supposed to mind the boilers water level was feeling real sick and did something unusual—he left his duty station. In his absence the boiler had a major malfunction when its water level was not maintained. Engines stopped, the lights dimmed and winked off. Luckily the ship had a large emergency diesel generator. To provide temporary lighting there were Battle Lanterns. These lights hopefully come on automatically when the power failed. Unluckily, the battle lanterns had all been removed and taken ashore for servicing. Boy, was it dark as I grabbed my flashlight and raced topside. The Captain thought he deserved a flashlight more than I and yanked mine out of my hand. I kept flashlights in all my work spaces so I went after them and passed them out— hanging on to one. “Why isn’t the generator working?” Pandemonium had broken out

in the pilothouse as the ship was taking extreme rolls and we were tossed around. I realized the skipper was speaking to me. “I don’t know anything about generators,” I retorted and then realizing I was on thin ice added “It’s not part of my equipment.” I didn’t realize just how inadequate my response was until I heard his colorful commands to me which basically was for me to get on it—NOW! The chief engineering officer (a brand new Ensign) was working on it but didn’t have a clue. However, thanks to Bobby Dale Newport and our past involvement in a joint criminal adventure at Stonewall I knew how to start it. Bob, the hero in this story, came by as I was locking up the movie late that night and said, “Let’s go drive a tractor.” They were building a new highway just out of town between Jessie and Stonewall and I said, OK. We drove off on the largest tractor I had ever seen. We shut off the tractor out at Wolley Booger for whatever reason. We couldn’t restart the monster. Visions of prison and shame crossed my mind as Bobby discovered that while it had diesel fuel aplenty, it had no gasoline. It takes gasoline to run the little engine that actually cranks the big diesel. We walked about a million miles that night hunting gas to start the thing and get it back to where it had been. That’s where I learned about starting big diesel engines. B obby’s training came in pretty handy that dark scary night in 1957. A little can of gasoline was found and we had electric. In about 2 more hours we had steam and got underway. That was good because we had drifted perilously close to the rocky coast of Maine. The Engineer remarked that it was a good thing I knew how

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of others? I do! We are social beings and like to be accepted by our peers. The desire to be accepted is of great benefit to society. One benefit is that it can serve to restrain us from doing things that are wrong or harmful to ourselves or to others. None of us want to be an “outcasts!” However, the desire to be accepted by others often leads people to disobey God. King Saul, for example, disobeyed God in order to please the people. He confessed to Samuel, “I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.”

all compete and grow this season. As always, I’ll just say, “be to start a diesel so I related their regional and into the area sure and attend your church my criminal story and said we 2 tournaments before being this Sunday.” owe our lives to the adventur- edged out by 3 points in game Wayne Bullard, DPh ous ambitions of an Air Force 2 by good Fort Cobb team. It officer and pilot, Bobby Dale was a pleasure to watch you Newport, and his desires to drive a great big tractor one dark night between Jesse and Stonewall. The young officer looked puzzled but said he Ear•Nose•Throat•Allergy•Hearing liked the story. S everal years later I ran across Bobby and his pretty wife Sammy at a girl’s basketball game in Wanette. Strat Allergy Testing ford was playing Allen in the  Allergy Treatment Wanette Tournament and his daughter was out there playing  Hearing Aids against my daughter. I told  Audiology the story to Bobby and he got a kick thinking of how events  Sinus & Nose have unexpected consequenc Tonsils & Adenoids es. I told him, “You may have  Tubes saved my life.” He said something like, “Oh you’re a good  Acid Reflux swimmer.” But there were Tre’ Landrum DO  Thyroid Board Certified more than 100 guys aboard that Otolaryngology, night that probably will never  Sleep Apnea Head and Neck, know the role Bobby played Facial Plastic Surgeon  Balance Testing in that important moment of naval history. 520 N Monte Vista Bobby — a good and decent Suite B guy (other than his penchant for borrowing tractors) — and I had met October 19, 1944 in the 5th grade. He was killed in an auto accident one morning near Stratford. Bob was a retired law abiding Air Force officer, former jet fighter pilot and a good family man. He was taking a peaceful drive in his pickup with a few bales of 1/4 Mile East of Allen Quick Pic - Hwy 1 (580)857-2991 Cell (580)421-5936 hay — going to feed his cows Open 8 to 5 Monday - Thursday • 9 to 1 Friday & Saturday when his truck was broadsided by another vehicle that ran a February Special stop sign. Again I say, thanks, Bobby. Call for It was a good day that time in Appointment Ms. Elliot’s 5th grade classroom in Stonewall that we met. In closing I congratulate our Allen High School Basketball Teams. They had a good run this year bringing a lot of credit to their school and town. Our boys went to the second round Tim Costner, D.V.M of the regionals. Our girls won

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(1 Sam 15:24) The Apostle John tells us that some of the rulers of the Jews believed in Jesus, but because “they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God,” they did not confess Him. (John 12:42-43) Perhaps, all of us should examine our beliefs and practices to make sure we are not observing them because of trying to please people rather than God. Are we guilty of believing certain things only because our associates believe them? Are some of us members of a certain denomination because our parents were, rather than because we know it is God’s will? Am I attending a certain church because it is the most popular or because it is where my friends attend? Sometimes, without any consideration for God’s commands, a person may convert to another denomination in order to please a wife or husband. The question is, “Are we saved by doing God’s will or can we be saved by pleasing men?” Jesus said that it was obedience to God that saves and that worshipping God by the commandments of men is vain. (Matt 7:21 & Matt 15:9)

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Allen Powerlifting Team places Third The Mustang High School Powerlifting Team competed in the 8-Man State Meet at OCA in Edmond this past Wednesday. The rugged field saw over 300 lifters from over 30 schools compete. The Mustangs placed 3rd as a team

and had the 2nd highest amount of lifters place in the top 5 at the meet with 6 men earning that honor. Individual Placings 132-Jeffery Dodd-7th-605 145-Colton BrowningState Runner-up (2 nd)-955

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Register to Vote by March 8th

Friday, March 8th, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Town of Allen Municipal General Election to be held April 2, 2013, according to the Pontotoc County Election Board. Incumbent Rhonda Skelton is facing candidate Cassi Elliott for the Ward 4 seat on the Allen City Council. Persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters. Persons who have never been registered to vote before or who are not currently registered in the county of their residence and persons who are registered but who need to change their registration information may apply to register or to change name, address or political affiliation by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma Voter Registration Application form in time for it to be postmarked no later than March 8, 2013. Applications postmarked after that time still will be accepted and processed, but the applications will not be approved until after April 2, 2013.

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Pre-K Student of the Week is Kailey Lorraine Trump. Kailey was born June 4, 2008 in Ada. Her family is Dad and Mom, brother Heath and sister Gracie. Kailey’s favorite book is “Mickey Mouse Club House�; her favorite food is Mac & Cheese. Her pet is a horse named Shadow; her friends are Addison and Alyssa. Kailey likes to pet her horse and watch Gena Jones race. Someday she wants to be a race car driver like Gena. She is excited about being a big sister.

Pre-K Student of the Week is Bryar Oriah Wilson. Bryar was born December 18, 2007 in Ada, Oklahoma at the Carl Albert Indian Hospital. Her family is Lance, Kim, Gavin and Rayna Bella Wilson. They raise cattle and pigs. Bryar’s favorite book is “Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed�; his favorite food is French fries. Her pet is a red heeler named Sissy; her friends are everyone he meets. Bryar likes to ride horses, swim and play. Someday she wants to see the ocean and beach. She is excited about going to school.


Lady Mustangs ‘muscled’ from basketball playoffs

Coach Jeremy Armstrong sees his Allen girls knocked out of area tournament

By HERMAN BROWN Allen correspondent To say that the Class A area tournament was a little physical is something of an understatement. Coach Jeremy Strong watched his AHS girls ‘muscled’ from the playoff Friday with a bruising and heartbreaking 3-point loss. The Lady Mustangs came within two wins of making it to the state tournament. They held off Indiahoma Thursday to claim a tight 3-point victory. However, Allen was then dealt the same to medicine Friday – losing with a 3-point season-ending decision to Fort Cobb-Broxton. The two-day stay in Cache turned out to be a roller-coaster ride for Coach Strong and his spirited basketball players. Allen fans were delighted with the showing on Thursday in the area consolation opener. They overcame a small deficit in the last quarter to secure the 46-43 triumph. The Lady Mustangs took a 16-13 lead in the first quarter. AHS then matched Indianoma with 11 points in the second quarter. The effort sent Allen to intermission with a 27-24 advantage. After the break, Indiahoma staged a minor comeback to ease into a 35-34 lead in the third quarter. Allen then countered by outscoring Indiahoma 12-8 over the last eight minutes. In doing so, the Lady Mustangs turned a 1-point deficit into a 3-point victory at 46-43. Beyla Skelton erupted for 24 points to fuel the narrow victory. The senior was the only Allen player to score in double figures. Cheyenne Nickell added 7 points while Kennnedy Prentice and Charlea Leonard dropped in 6 points each. Sandra Howshar followed with 2 points while Hannah Heck ended the afternoon with 1. Coach Strong noted that all of the AHS baskets were important in such a close victory. However, he points to a late one by freshman standout Charlea Leonard as pivotal in the win. “Charlea had a big one for us at the end,” he recalls. “Charlea got the ball on the inside. She powered past two defenders and made the basket. She was fouled on the play. She

didn’t make the free throw, but her power basket gave us a 1-point lead late in the game. There was about 1 minute to go in the game.” Indiahoma rebounded the missed free throw and rushed down the court to set up a scoring play. However, an IHS player was fouled on the play. She was awarded 2 free throws. “The Indiahoma player missed both of her free throws,” recalls Coach Strong. “Beyla (Skelton) got the rebound for us. She was then fouled and went to the free throw line. She made both of her free throws with about 30 seconds to go. That proved to be the final scoring in the game. We had that big power basket by Charlea and then the rebound and 2 free throws by Beyla. Those shots took us from 1 point down to win by 3. It was a really close game that we found a way to win.” Coach Strong credited both teams for their performance. “It was a well-played game,” he said. “It was tough and physical up and down the court. They had an outstanding point guard and an outstanding power forward that rebounded well. But we played well on both ends of the court and came out of there with a win. It kept our season going for at least one more day!” On Friday, Allen returned to action at Cache High School. The AHS Lady Mustangs ran into an even more physical team that Indiahoma. Fort Cobb-Broxton’s mascot was also called the Lady Mustangs. These 2 teams met on the basketball court and banged away for 4 quarters without too many whistles from the officiating crew. Allen took a lead of 11-9 after one quarter of action. AHS went on to a tight, tight 19-18 edge going into the half-time break. Coach Strongs’ girls then outscored FC-B 6-4 in a low-scoring third period. The effort sent Allen into the fourth quarter nursing a 25-22 edge. “We were still up by 6 points with about 3 minutes to go,” recalls Coach Strong. “That’s when they (FC-B’s Lady Mustangs) swing the ball around to the corner and hit a big, big 3-point basket. That trey cut our lead in half and turned the game their way. I believe we

would have gone on to win the game if we get the defensive stop on that possession - if she missed that trey!” Sadly, the trey swished the nets and FC-B got fired up. Those Lady Mustangs kept up the rally and outscored Allen 12-6 in the period. That eased FC-B ahead for a 34-31 win. Beyla Skelton once again led Allen in scoring. The senior had 9 points in the 3-point loss. Cheyenne Nickell was a close second with 8 points. Three others added 4 points apiece, including Sandra Howshar, Kennnedy Prentice and Alison Sells. The remaining offense included Hannah Heck and Charlea Leonard with 2 points each. “It was a defensive battle the whole game,” said Coach Strong. “They were not getting good shots and we weren’t either. Both of us played great defense. After they hit that prayer that went it, we went down and took a shot. But we were called for a charge and we turned it over to them. They missed a 3 after that and we got the ball. We worked the ball inside to Cheyenne Nickell and she was hammered. But nothing was called on it! She was going up to shoot and was hit from all sides … and yet nothing was called on the shot! She missed the shot and they got the possession. They take another 3 and hit it! That put them up by 1 point. We had another turnover after that and they went down and scored a layup for the 3-point lead. They got a girl behind our defense and get that one and it gives them the 3-point lead and finally the win!” Even in the heart-breaking loss, Coach Strong was quick to praise his team for their incredible performance against a very strong Fort Cobb-Broxton squad. “Our girls played pretty outstanding defense,” he said. “I couldn’t be prouder of everything they did. They did the things we have been working on and played against a team loaded with junior and seniors. It was also like a home game for them as they live only 15 minutes from the (Cache) gym. Our shots didn’t fall, but you certainly have to give some credit to Fort Cobb-Braxton’s defense. They certainly had something to do with some of

our misses. But I thought we played well and just came up a little short. Once that buzzer sounded, it was pretty emotional for not just our seniors, but for everyone on this team. They all played so well and so hard for the last month. It is just so hard to see it end right here. We’ll miss our seniors as players and people. But we will have a lot of good players coming back who will be trying to build on what we accomplished this season.” --AREA TOURNAMENT Thursday @ Cache Allen 46, Indiahoma 43 Ind - 13 - 11 - 11 - 8 - (43) All - 16 - 11 - 7 - 12 - (46) Allen scoring: Beyla Skelton 24, Cheyenne Nickell 7, Kennedy Prentice 6, Charlea Leonard 6, Sandra Howshar 2 and Hannah Heck 1. ---

Consolation Semi-finals (Friday @ Cache) Fort Cobb-Broxton 34, Allen 31 FC-B - 9 - 9 - 4 - 12 - (34) Allen - 11 - 8 - 6 - 6 - (31) Allen scoring: Beyla Skelton 9, Cheyenne Nickell 8, Sandra Howshar 4, Kennedy Prentice 4, Alison Sells 4, Hannah Heck 2 and Charlea Leonard 2. --Class A Tournament Area II at Cache Thursday Allen 46, Indiahoma 43 (girls) Hollis 81, Elmore City 71 Fort Cobb-Broxton 55, BingerOney 41 (girls) Cyril 60, Tipton 52 Friday Fort Cobb-Broxton 34, Allen 31 (girls) Hollis 65, Cyril 55 Sterling 51, Chattanooga 36 (girls), champ. Sterling 47, Fort Cobb-Broxton 44, champ.

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Moss Donkey Ballgame March 16th

The Moss Senior Class is hosting a Donkey Basketball Show on Saturday, March 16th, 7:00 pm. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the high school for $6 per person; tickets at the door will cost $8 each. For tickets or more information call Moss School at (405) 379-7251 ext. 2; after hours call Cappi Coleman at (580) 399-2504. Hamburgers and a concessions stand will be available.


Anyone having interest in a 1976 Innsbrock Travel Trlr, VIN#5157130FKD24716. Contact Nancy Arlita George, 866-3363654. Sale date: March 8, 2013. (Published in The Allen Advocate on February 21, 28 and March 7, 2013)

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AN ORDINANCE LEVYING AND ASSESSING AN ANNUAL TWO PERCENT (2%) TAX UPON THE GROSS RECEIPTS FROM RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL SALES OF GAS IN LIEU OF OTHER TAXES; PROVIDING APPLICATION OF TAX AND PAYMENT THEREOF; PROVIDING THE TAX SHALL BE A LIEN; TIME OF PAYMENTS; PROVIDING PENALTIES; PROVIDING FOR THE GRANTING OF A REVOCABLE PERMIT; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE TOWN OF STONEWALL, OKLAHOMA. SECTION 1. From and after the effective date of this ordinance, there is hereby levied and assessed an annual tax of Two Percent (2%) upon the gross receipts from residential and commercial sales of gas in Stonewall, Oklahoma, which tax shall be in lieu of any other franchise, license, occupation or excise levied by such town, all as provided by 68 Okl. St. Ann. §§ 2601-2605. SECTION 2. The tax levied under Section 1 of this ordinance shall, when levied, apply to all persons, firms, associations, or corporations, engaged in the business of furnishing gas within the city limits of Stonewall, Oklahoma, except it shall not apply to any person, firm, association or corporation operating under a valid franchise from Stonewall, nor to the Town of Stonewall, Oklahoma when providing such services. SECTION 3. The tax levied under Section 1 of this ordinance shall be levied for a term of not less than one (1) year and shall be payable monthly and shall be placed in the general revenue fund of the Town of Stonewall. SECTION 4. Any person, firm or corporation failing or refusing to pay such tax when levied shall be regarded as a trespasser and may be ousted from such town and in addition thereto, an action may be maintained against such person, firm or corporation for the amount of the tax, and all expenses of collecting same, including reasonable attorney’s fees. SECTION 5. The tax so imposed shall constitute a first and prior lien on all the assets located within said town of any person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of selling as within the city limits of Stonewall, Oklahoma. SECTION 6. Any persons, firms, associations, or corporations engaged in the business of furnishing gas within the city limits of Stonewall, Oklahoma, not operating under a valid franchise from said town, is hereby granted a revocable permit by said for so long as this ordinance remains in effect and the taxes are paid in accordance with the terms of this ordinance to acquire, construct, erect, install, extend, repair, remove, relocate, replace, operate and maintain a system of works, pipes, pipelines, apparatus, structures, and appurtenance in, across, upon and under the streets, alleys, avenues, boulevards, lanes, parks, parkways, sidewa ks, parking’s, driveways, rights of way, utility easements, and other public ways, places, areas and grounds, all being sometimes referred to herein as “streets, alleys, avenues, and other public ways, places and grounds,” in Stonewall, Oklahoma as now constituted, and as may be added to hereafter, for the purpose of transporting, distributing, and selling gas to said town, its inhabitants and the public generally for domestic, commercial, and industrial uses, and for any and all other purposes for which gas, during the period of the revocable permit may be used, together with the right to enter upon streets, alleys, avenues, and other public way, places and grounds of said town for the purpose of constructing, erecting, installing, extending, relocating, operating, maintaining, removing and repairing said works, pipes, pipelines and all necessary apparatus, machinery, structures, and appurtenances. SECTION 7. For the preservation of the public peace, health and safety, and emergency is hereby declared to exist and this ordinance shall be in full force and effect, immediately from and after its passage, approval, and publication, as required by law. PASSED by the governing body of the Town of Stonewall, Oklahoma this 14th day of February 2013. Town Council of Stonewall, Oklahoma By: s) Jim Mills Vice Mayor (SEAL) ATTEST: s) Jeanne Braum City Clerk (Published in The Allen Advocate on February 28, 2013)


Allen FFA officers and advisor Tyler Spencer visited with Rep Condit on their trip to the capitol recently. Officers are Jessica Merriman, Shelby Merriman, Britten Wallace, Brittnie Johnson, and David Barlow, Meagan Beavert, . Rep Condit was honored to have these students visit the Capitol on February 18.

Atwood Church of the Nazarene

Sunday is a special day to rest and praise the Lord. We are looking forward to more rain this week. It has been a long dry spell and we need it desperately. God met with us during our Sunday School hour and the worship service. Bro. Larry sang the special for the day. Since it was his birthday we had birthday cake, ice cream and popcorn that night as we watched the movie “Ruth.” His sermon was over Philippians 3:17-4:1 and entitled “Stand Firm in the Lord.” Some live as enemies of the cross. They claim to be believers, but their lives don’t measure up to their profession. They go to church, accept the teachings, but they don’t live the life. Their mind is on

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Allen School Menu Week of March 4


Monday Breakfast – Choice of Cereal or Biscuits, Peppered Gravy, Assorted Juice, Choice of Milk, Jelly Lunch – Chicken Fried Steak, Chicken Strips, Chilled Fruit Cup, Mashed Potatoes, Peppered Gravy, Hot Rolls, /Romaine Salad, Milk Variety, Drinks Tuesday Breakfast – Choice of Cereal or Breakfast Burrito, Assorted Juice, Choice of Milk Lunch – Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Ham & Cheese Melt, Baked Beans, Chilled Fruit Cup, Romaine Salad, Milk Variety, Ranch Dressing, Drinks Wednesday Breakfast – Choice of Cereal or Waffles, Syrup, Assorted Juice, Choice of Milk Lunch – BBQ Rib Sandwich, Hamburger, Tater Tots, Romaine Salad, Peaches, Milk, Catsup, Drinks Thursday Breakfast – Choice of Cereal or Ham & Cheese Biscuit, Assorted Juice, Choice of Milk, Jelly Lunch – Chicken Pot Pie, Soft Tacos, Green beans, Romaine Salad, Strawberries & Bananas, Milk Variety Friday Breakfast – Cereal Variety or Biscuits & Gravy, Assorted Juice, Choice of Milk, Jelly Lunch – Pizza, Chef Salad, Southwest Soup, Fresh Fruit Bowl for High School, Romaine Salad, Ranch Dressing, Milk Variety NOTE: Secondary students will be offered choice of menu, pop tarts or yogurt for breakfast; choice of lunch menu or Baked Potato entrée daily.

birhtdays & anniversaries February 28 — Lynn May March 1 — Harold Davis, Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie Black*, Greg Qualls, Barbara Lindsey March 3 — Laney Deaton, Linda Mae Monday, Ken & Sherry Nessel* March 5 — Lisa Wallace, Joe & Bev Buchanan*, David Lee Holder, Pat Bullard, Edwin & Lauddeen Alberson* March 6 — Tyler Rinehart, Dylan Johnson, Eric Sanchez March 7 — Mr. & Mrs. Pete Stamps*, Jaysun Edwards March 8 — Leona Eubank**, Mr. & Mrs. SteveFiles*, Walter Jones March 9 — Casey Taylor, Melissa Cooksey March 10— Jordyn Mills, Cody Lively, Meagan Lively, Mr. & Mrs. Monte Taylor* *Anniversary **Deceased

aim is Christlikeness. We must strive to become more like Jesus. The only real way to “stand firm in the Lord” is to continue growing in the Lord. We each have a responsibility

to grow in our faith. Ultimately we will all stand before God and give an account, not of the ministry or influence of others, but of our own faithfulness. N ext Sunday is the first Sunday of the month. Our

preacher is on vacation, so we will have Rev. Ark Nolen preaching. He is a former District Superintendent of our district. Following the service, we will have lunch. We invite you to join us.

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA Case No. FD-12-156 In RE the Marriage of ANAHI BARCENAS TORRES TOVAR, Petitioner, and RODOLFO TOVAR ZAMARIPPA, Respondent. NOTICE BY PUBLICATION STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: RODOLFO TOVAR ZAMARIPPA PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Petition has been filed against you in the District Court of Pontotoc County, Oklahoma in an action entitled In Re The Marriage of Anahi Barcenas Torres Tovar, Petitioner and Rodolfo Tovar Zamarippa, Respondent, Case No. FD-12-156, by Petitioner, Anahi Barcenas Torres Tovar. This summons by publication is specifically directed to Rodolfo Tovar Zamarippa, whose whereabouts are unknown. The nature of this suit is a divorce action wherein Petitioner is seeking a decree of dissolution of marriage from the Respondent. Unless you answer the Petition on or before April 11, 2013 [41 days from 1st publication], the Petitioner will be grated a Decree of Dissolution of Marriage, Custody of Minor Child and Child Support by Order of the Court. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed my official signature and seal of Court this the 21 day of February, 2013. Ernestine Eubank, Clerk By: P. Weaver Deputy Clerk (SEAL) s) Deresa Gray, OBA#19110 Attorney for Petitioner P.O. Box 1463 Ada, OK 74820 580/272-9300 580/272-9301 FAX (Published in The Allen Advocate on February 28, March l7 and 14, 2013)


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IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA FD-2013-20 In the Matter of the Dissolution of the Marriage of Euel Martin Potter, Petitioner and Jennifer Marie Potter, Respondent. NOTICE BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: Jennifer Marie Potter Take notice that you have been sued in the above named Court by the said Petitioner, Euel Martin Potter, for a divorce on the grounds of incompatibility. You must answer said Petition on or before (45 days), or said Petition will be taken as true and a judgment will be rendered for Petitioner granting him a decree of divorce. Witness my hand and the seal of this Court this February 14, 2013. Ernestine Eubank, Court Clerk By: Pat Weaver Deputy Euel Martin Potter, Pro Se 927 Orchard Ada, Oklahoma 74820 580-279-2737 (Published in The Allen Advocate on February 21, 28 and March 7, 2013)


IN THE DISTRICT COURT WITHIN AND FOR PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA Case No. PB-2012-102 In the Matter of the Estate of LEROY GRANT KEY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS All creditors having claims against Leroy Grant Key, Deceased, are required to present the same with a description of all security interests and other collateral (if any) held by each creditor with respect to such claim, to Joshua A. Edwards, attorney for Barbara Jobe Flowers, Personal Representative, P.O. Box 1628, Ada, Oklahoma 74820, on or before the following presentment date: The 25th day of April 2013, or the same will be forever barred. DATED this 20 th day of February, 2013. s) Joshua A. Edwards, OBA#30069 Attorney for Personal Representative P.O. Box 1628 Ada, OK 74820 Phone: (580) 332-5579 Fax: (580) 421-9599 (Published in The Allen Advocate on February 28 and March 7, 2013)


IN THE DISTRICT COURT WITHIN AND FOR PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA Case No. P-2013-13 In the Matter of the Estate of CLYDE DOUGLAS COATS, Deceased. NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION, APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP Notice is hereby given to all persons interested in the estate of Clyde Douglas Coats, deceased, that on the 5 day of February, 2013, Terry Bray, as uncle to decedent, filed in the District Court of Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, his Petition praying that Letters of Administration be issued to him; that he be appointed as the Personal Representative of said estate; and that the heirs of decedent should be judicially determined. Pursuant to an Order of this Court, notice is hereby given that on the 11th day of March, 2013, at 1:30 o’clock p.m., the Petition will be heard at the District Courtroom, of the Pontotoc County Courthouse, Ada, Oklahoma, when and where all persons interested may appear and contest the same. WITNESS my hand this 25 day February, 2013. s) Thomas S. Landrith Judge of the District Court s) Kurt B. Sweeney, OBA#17455 Sweeney, Smith, Draper & Christopher, PLLC P.O. Box 70 Ada, OK 74821-0070 (580) 332-7200 Attorney for Petitioner (Published in the Allen Advocate on February 28 and March 7, 2013)



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Moss Donkey Basketball Game The Moss Senior Class is hosting a Donkey Basketball Show on Saturday, March 16th, 7:00 pm. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the high school for $6 per person; tickets at the door will cost $8 each. For tickets or more information call Moss School at (405) 379-7251 ext. 2; after hours call Cappi Coleman at (580) 399-2504. Hamburgers and a concessions stand will be available.


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Tessa Black and Amery Dickerson with the boys in Mrs. Laden’s 1st grade class, teaching them how to be “bucket fillers.”

Have you filled your bucket today? A FCCLA Program Tessa Black and Amery Dickerson, both Sophomores at Allen High School and FCCLA members, began a new project with the Allen Elementary students called “Bucket Fillers.” This project included reading the students the award winning book, “Have You Filled A Bucket Today?” FCCLA

members taught the students what is means to be a “bucket filler.” A bucket filler is a loving, caring person who says or does nice things that make others feel special. The bucket is a symbol of a person’s feelings, therefore when the bucket is full you’re happy and a better bucket filler to others. When

someone does something nice or caring they get to “fill their bucket”. When you make someone feel special, you’re a bucket filler! You can also dip into a bucket and take out someone’s good feelings. You dip into a bucket when you make fun of someone, when you say or do mean things, or even when you ignore some-

one. That’s being a bucket dipper! All students were encouraged to remember the importance of being a bucket filler not a bucket dipper. After students learned about being a “bucket filler” they then created their own buckets to help them understand and remember the concept of filling a bucket.

The elementary students and FCCLA members greatly enjoyed being part of this project and look forward to carrying it out throughout the remainder of the school year. FCCLA members would like to encourage our community to join us in being “bucket fillers!”

Eighth grade FCCLA members Grace Laden, Tiffany

Johnson, Taylor Johnson, and seniors Jessie Spencer and Shelby Merriman hosted a FCCLA Self Esteem Night. A total of over 50 mothers and daughters attend this Self Esteem

night. The night included quizzes, games, and the mothers and daughters having fun together! The goal of this night was to address the important issue of how girls view themselves and

also how mothers play an important role in helping rebuild or protect their daughters self esteem. Jessie Spencer and Shelby Merriman taught the mothers

about how things they may say to their daughters sometimes are misinterpreted, and they also had the mothers fill out a quiz on what their daughter’s favorite activities were. Grace Laden, Tiffany Johnson and Taylor Johnson had the daughters fill out the “True You” quiz from the Dove foundation in order to identify how they felt about themselves. The daughters then joined their mothers and shared their results in order to help them understand how the daughters feel about themselves. Katrina Lewis FCCLA adviser said, “This was a very successful event and I am so proud of the hard work that Tiffany and Taylor Johnson, Grace Laden, Shelby Merriman, and Jessie Spencer have put forth on their Self-Esteem awareness project. We would also like to thank all of our community members who came out to support these girls and participate in our self-esteem awareness

Allen FCCLA Members Host Mother/Daughter Self-Esteem Awareness Night Allen FCCLA STAR Event Winners

The Allen High School FCCLA chapter made a strong showing at the 2013 Southeast Region STAR Events on February 5th. T he 13 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 2013 National Leadership Meeting. 1st Place: Kellyn Black: New Member Facts: 6-8 Grade Division 1 st Place: Charlea Leonard: Career Investigation: Junior Division 1st Place: Tessa Black: Focus on Children: Senior Division 1 st Place: Amery Dickerson: Focus on Children: Senior Division 1st Place: Jaime Allred: Interpersonal Communication: Junior Division 1st Place: Alycia Evans: Life Event Planning: Junior Division 1st Place: Kennedy Prentice: Life Event Planning: Junior Division 1st Pace: Brooke Holcomb: Teach and Train: Junior Division 1st Place: Shelby Merriman: Illustrated Talk: Senior Division 1st Place: Jessie Spencer: Illustrated Talk: Senior Division 1st Place: Taylor Johnson: Illustrated Talk: Junior Division 1st Place: Tiffany Johnson: Illustrated Talk: Junior Division 1st Place: Grace Laden: Illustrated Talk: Junior Division 2nd Place: Hannah Heck: Focus on Children: Junior Division 2nd Place: Taryn Wofford: Focus on Children: Junior Division 2nd Place: Rio Jones: Children’s Literature: 11-12th Grade Division 4th Place: Emily Wade: Creed Speaking: 9-10th Grade Division 4th Place: Caitlen Riddle: Creed Speaking 6-8th Grade Division 4 th Place: Colten Browning: New Member Facts: 9-10th Grade Division

Shelby Merriman, Jessie Spencer, Tiffany Johnson, Grace Laden, and Taylor Johnson hosted the FCCLA Self-Esteem Awareness Night.

Kaiti Back, Heather McCarn, Jessie Merriman, Cassidy Harman, and Kinlee Cundiff participating in the FCCLA Self-Esteem Awareness Night.

Out & About Allen

Carolyn Henderson was the and Bob Linker. guest of honor at a birthday A meal of steak, baked pocelebration February 21st at the tatoes, sides and a cake were home of her daughter Melina enjoyed by the birthday girl

Robert Files Retires from Solo

Robert Files has plans to travel with one of his sons and spend more time with his family. All this is now possible since his retirement from SOLO Cup, Ada, this past Friday, February 2, 2013. After nearly 25 years of service, Robert was presented with a plaque recognizing his years with the company. His career with SOLO began June 6, 1988; he retired as a bagger operator. Robert attended Ardmore schools and held jobs with Colbert Dairy and Pepsi before joining the SOLO workforce. He and Martha Files were married in August of 1976. They have four sons, Rob, Scottie, Tim and Dennis, four grandchildren and two step-grandsons.

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Carolyn, hosts Melina, Bob and Jake Linker, Chelsea and Raleigh Tate, Dicky and Andre Pegg, Makena and Saree, Stefan Ropple and Dusty Henderson. —O&A— J earl and Linda Knighten attended funeral services for John Knighten of Francis this past Saturday where they visited with family and friends. —O&A— Jerry and Norma Milne celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary Monday, February 25th and were taken out to dinner by their daughter, Debbie Wilson —O&A— M ike and Tammy Lawler visited his grandfather, Charlie Lawler, at the Norman Regional Hospital this past Sunday, —O&A— Deann Johson and Lindsey Hisaw traveled to West Texas on Friday, February 22nd, for a visit with Ashlee, Fabain and Nicholas Scali. —O&A— Recent visitors of Carl and June Vinson and Lynn and Debbie Vinson have been Brad, Pam and Heidi Bennett, and Brian and Cayna Lowe, all of Norman. —O&A— Eddie Boyd of Guthrie was out & about Sunday visiting with Jerry and Norma Milne.



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The Allen Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met for their Valentine’s Day celebration Thursday, February 7, 2013 in the Allen First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The meeting was hosted by Tammy Frederick.  Tammy served a delicious meal of poppy seed chicken, green beans, salad and dessert.  She also sent everyone home with a delicious cupcake. After dinner, a short business meeting was held.  The Allen Chapter received an invitation from the Ada Preceptor chapter to join them in the celebration of Founders Day, on April 29, 2013.  Also discussed was attending the play “Once Upon a Mattress” at the Hallie Brown Ford Center and having a white elephant auction at a later date.  Tammy Frederick brought a short program on Valentine’s Day fun facts. Tanya Caldwell was crowned Chapter Sweetheart and presented several beautiful pieces of green and yellow Depression glass. The next meeting will be dinner and a movie at the McSwain on February 28, 2012. Members present were:  Cindy Davis, Lyn Anderson, Marilyn Coulson, Jennifer Smith, Melonie Johnson, Cyndi Sanders, Jill Kaminski, Tammy Frederick and Tanya Caldwell.  Guests present were:  Joy Anderson and Jessie (Sue) Boyd.


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