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VOLUME 66 NUMBER 15 ALLEN, PONTOTOC COUNTY , OKLAHOMA 1 SECTION (USPS 543600) 50¢ THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013

Dinner to benefit JB Nelson & Harold Sanders

The Allen Masonic Lodge will be holding a fundraiser dinner Sunday, January 20th. Money raised will go to benefit two area residents, J.B. Nelson and Harold Sanders. Both men serve their community as volunteer firemen and both are currently undergoing treatment for cancer. All profits from the dinner will be used to assist with medical expenses. The chicken-fried steak dinner will be served in the Lodge building from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will not be a charge for the meal but donations will be accepted.

Holiday Out & About

Calvin 2012-13 Homecoming Royalty

King senior Clyde Austin Collard & Queen junior Emily Sunshine Carter

2012-13 Homecoming Crown Bearer & Flower Girl Charlie Dawson & Anna Muck

Tom and Agnes Taylor report having a great time during the recent Christmas holidays, even with the bad weather. Those in and out during the week were Jerry and Gina Taylor of Minco, Chris and Lindsay Taylor and Coen of El Reno, Shawn Taylor and Melodi White and kids of Oklahoma City, and Joe and Mary Taylor and family of Allen. —O&A— Chase and Gina Alcaida and daughters, Hailey and Carmen, spent part of the recent holiday in Parker and Phoenix, Arizona visiting with his father and aunt. Joining in the visit were Chase’s brothers. —O&A— Christmas guests in the home of Carl and June Vinson, and Lynn and Debbie Vinson were Caleb, Colton, and Cameron Muncy of Council Grove Kansas; Phillip, Charlotte, Tammy, Quentin, Ireland, and Quin Vinson, and Natalie and Baylie Sommer, all of Cushing; Christina and Kambree Thompson, Chris, Alison and Ethan Vinson, Brad, Pam, Heidi, Jason and Jenny Bennett, Jay, Rhonda, Josh, Travis, Brian and Margie Pachucki, Thad and Jeana Vinson, and Brian and Cayna Lowe from the Oklahoma City area; Randy, Brenda and Logan Vinson, and Erin, Dawson and Harleigh Francis of Tupelo, Mississippi; Ron, Londa, and Brooke Litke of Ft. Worth; Texas; Doug, Anita, Jana,Kayla and John Ellingsworth of Dyersburg, Tennessee; Justin, Ambria, Remington, Seth, Clara and Maverick Dagle, Glenda, Orin, Datha, Haddie and Kielah Hargrave, and Debbie and Riley Pitts and David, all from Trinity, Texas; and R. L. Vinson,  Rev and Mrs McNeely, and Josh McNeely, Allen. —O&A— Out & about visiting with grandparents Wayne and Pat Bullard during the holidays were Braden Bullard of Jenks, Oklahoma and his sister, Lindsey Bullard. Lindsey is a student at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. —O&A— Jan Luna enjoyed the Christmas holiday in the home of her son, Terry and Rhonda Summers. —O&A— Cindy Davis spent a week in Edmond with her daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Chris Allgeier, and helped them welcome their new son, Evan William Allgeier, into the world on Monday, December 31, 2012. —O&A— Donny and Judy Johnson attended his family reunion on Sunday, December 30th. The gathering of the Johnson family was held at the home of his brother, Floyd and Betty Johnson, in Holdenville. —O&A— Robbie Files and children, Caitlin and Andrew, of Bismarck, Arkansas enjoyed Sunday night supper and spent the night with his parents, Robert and Martha Files and Scottie. Also enjoying the meal and visit were Betty Finney, and Dennis Files, Desiree and Isaiah. Later that evening they were joined by Aaron Finney and Isabel. —O&A— Vermell Yoakum blew out the candles on her birthday cake on New Years Eve while her family, friends and former classmates looked on. Helping her celebrate were Judy Vinson, June Albright, Joy Anderson, Edwina Braxton, Betty Dorene Mitchell, Jessica Mock, and Denise Mock. —O&A— Happy 7th birthday to Kaylee Ford. She was the guest of honor at a family birthday dinner which featured lots of food and a zebra-print birthday cake. Helping her celebrate were her parents, Derek and Amber Ford and sister Lainey, grandparents Brad and Debbie Prentice, Margie Ford, Derek and Heather Prentice, Addison and Kingston, Caleb and Brook Baber and Lauren, Dennis Griffith, Terra Wainscott. —O&A— Family and friends gathered as Cayna Cash and Brian Lowe exchanged wedding vows December 15, 2012 in Del City. Among those attending were Phillip and Charlotte Vinson, and Natalie and Baylie Sommer of Cushing; Mike, Angela Munch and boys of Council Grove, Kansas; Gary and Debbie Vinson, Carl and June Vinson, and R.L. Vinson, all of Allen; Chris, Alison, Ethan, Kaitlyn and Keri Vinson, Johnny, Christina and Kambree Thompson, the Jay Pachucki family, Brad and Pam Bennett and Heidi, Jason and Jenny Bennett, and Jason, Stephanie, Gentry and Caleb Sharpe, all of the Oklahoma City area; Guy and Glenda Hargrave of Trinity, Texas; Londa and Brooke Litke of Ft. Worth, Texas; and Thad and Jeana Vinson of Noble. After a honeymoon to Colorado, the newlyweds are making their home in Norman.


C ountry Comments

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by Bill Robinson, Publisher

My favorite Christmas story this year is about the husband who bought his wife a beautiful diamond ring for Christmas. After hearing about his extravagant gift, a friend of his said, “I thought she wanted one of those sporty four-wheel-drive vehicles.” “She did,” he replied. “But where was I going to find a fake Jeep?” —CC— 2012 has ended and it always fun to look back at what “they” said was good for us and the things that were not. Some of the things they said were good for us . . . Acupuncture can ease your pain. New research shows that the ancient Chinese healing technique – which involves sticking needles into specific points in the body to encourage the flow of “qi”, or energy, through unseen pathways – often works better than over-the-counter remedies. About 50 percent of the people who have migraines, arthritis and chronic back or joint pain reported feeling significantly better after undergoing acupuncture, compared with 30 percent of people who tried traditional remedies. Doctors still don’t understand how acupuncture works, says Andrew Vickers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, but they now have “firm evidence” that it’s an effective treatment for chronic pain. Arguing with your parents as a teenager trains you to reject peer pressure. University of Virginia researchers observed more than 150 13-year-olds as they disputed issues like grades and chores with their mothers. Checking back in with the teens several years later, they discovered that those who had argued the longest and most convincingly – without yelling or whining – were also 40 percent less likely to have accepted offers of drugs and alcohol than the teens who were required to simply obey their mothers. Study author Joseph P. Allen says constructive debates with parents are “a critical training ground” for independent decision-making. Adding spices to meals can hike your metabolism and improve your heart health. Penn State University researchers prepared identical high-fat meals for two groups of volunteers, then added a mix of spices – including rosemary, oregano and cinnamon – to the meal of one group. Eating rich foods typically increases blood levels of insulin and triglyceride fats, which heighten the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Volunteers eating the spicy meal saw increases in triglycerides and insulin that were 31 percent and 21 percent lower, respectively, than those of the group who ate the blander offerings. Study author Sheila West suspects the antioxidants in spices are responsible. Popcorn protects you from cancer and heart disease. Tests of several popcorn brands revealed that the hulls – the tough fragments that often stick in your teeth – contain surprising high levels of disease-fighting antioxidants called polyphenols; one serving of popcorn packs more than twice the poly-

phenols that a similar serving of most fruits and vegetables does, though popcorn lacks key vitamins. Study author Joe Vinson says that popcorn hulls, which are also rich in fiber, are “nutritional gold nuggets” that make popcorn the perfect snack food – as long as you air-pop it and hold the salt and butter. . . . and some of the things we were told to avoid . . . Being rich makes you more likely to lie, cheat and steal. A series of experiments conducted on volunteers with annual incomes ranging between $16,000 and $150,000 found that the wealthiest were most likely to cheat to win a $50 prize, take candy from children, and pocket extra change given to them by mistake. Drivers of pricier cars were also four times more likely than those who drove cheaper models to cut off other drivers and pedestrians. Being wealthy seems to insulate you from the outside world and make you “less likely to perceive the impact” that your behavior has on others, says study author Paul Piff. Sleeping in on the weekends can make you fat. A German study found that a person’s odds of being overweight increase 33 percent for every hour of difference between their weekday and weekend sleep schedules. Two out of three people effectively commute between two time zones each week, disrupting their circadian rhythms. That “social jet lag” leads them “to eat at times when the body doesn’t want to eat or isn’t prepared for digesting food properly”, thus leading to weight gain, says study author Till Roenneberg. Too much exercise may hurt you more than it helps. While being a runner lowers your risk of early death by nearly 20 percent over not running, running more than

20 miles per week appears to cancel out that benefit. Jogging slowly decreases mortality risk, whereas running at a pace faster than 8 minutes a mile has been found to put extra stress on the heart. Studies have shown that more than an hour of intense aerobic activity per day can cause serious heart problems – including scarring, an irregular heartbeat, and clogged arteries. Many people wrongly assume that “if moderate exercise is good, then more is better,” says study author James H. O’Keefe. But beyond an hour, “you reach a point of diminishing returns.” Playing youth soccer can permanently damage your brain, as can other sports that

involve repeated blows to the head. Mounting evidence shows that the routine hits youth athletes take playing football, soccer, lacrosse, and even volleyball can cause cognitive problems. Girl soccer players have more concussions than any other young athletes except football players. “What’s happening in this country is an epidemic of concussions,” says sports physician Bob Cantu, who warns that brain injuries can affect some young people “for the rest of their lives.” Worrying about everyday problems will shorten your life. A British study found that people who reported feeling even mild anxiety - the sort that distracted them, depleted their self-confidence, or occa-

Riley Flanagan was the top salesman for the Allen Art Club’s fundraiser, selling scented air fresheners. He earned an art kit for his efforts.


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sionally kept them awake at night – were 16 percent more likely to die over a 10-year period than people with no such concerns. About one in four people experiences mild anxiety, but most go untreated. Mild stressors – including those surrounding work, finances, and relationships – are so common that they’re virtually impossible to avoid, but psychiatrist Glyn Lewis says exercise, meditation, or talk therapy can tame “their biological impact.” You may agree or disagree with some of the findings, but they are always interesting to read. —CC— One of the most interesting finds this past year concerns the common cold.

Polite people around the world routinely fend off common colds better than rude ones, according to a recent survey. Among 12,000 responders from 12 countries, adults who felt embarrassed after sneezing or coughing on others were most likely to be free of colds. Why? Researchers found that those who respect the health of others are more apt to wash their hands frequently and generally protect themselves. Stay-at-home moms took top honors for manners and hygiene. Students and office workers ranked lowest. So, if you want to avoid colds or at least get over them quicker . . . Be Nice! —CC—

birthdays & anniversaries

January 10 — Cathy Akins January 11 — Matthew Goodman January 12 — Misty Stephens, Abigail Qualls, Andre Pegg January 13 — Dennis Eubank**, Mike Crabtree, Teri McCarn January 14 — Jonathan Rhoads January 15 — Brad Arnold, W.R. “Dub” & Louise Jones* January 16 — Eva Crabtree, Kobe Wyatt Chapman January 17 — Sidney Long, Charles Borders January 18 — Heather Clifford, Robert McMillan *Anniversary **Deceased

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And last of all, our family had a picture made over the Christmas holidays. It appears that we have changed a little bit since the last picture. That is why I appreciated the following story . . . T he young boy and his mother were looking at the family album when they came to a picture of a handsome young man with dark,

wavy hair. “ Who’s that?” asked the boy. “Why, that’s your father,” his mother replied proudly.

“Well,” the boy asked skeptically, “then who’s that potbellied, baldheaded old guy who’s living with us?”

Services Friday for Bill Howard

Graveside service for Bill Howard, 77, of Oklahoma City will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 11th. Bill was married to former Gerty resident Louise Battershell Howard and uncle to Barbara Jarrett. Arrangements are under the direction of Hudson Funeral Home, Holdenville.

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Threads of Life by Cleo Emerson LeVally Christmas in Vienna

Editor’s Note: This article should have preceded the one printed in our December 27th issue. We apologize to Mrs. LeVally and our readers for the confusion. O ur first visit to see my daughter, Phylece, after she became posted to Vienna,

Christmas in Vienna

Austria, was planned so that we could see winter in Europe and to celebrate Christmas and New Years with her. We booked our flight to land in Munich, Germany so that we could take the train to see some of the country on our way to

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landed in Munich and the train trip to Vienna was five hours long. We saw some beautiful country and cities along the way. There were children playing on the slopes with sleds and skies and with the snow, it seemed like a winter wonderland. The mountains were covered with pine trees and most of the villages we passed through were small and had a very different look than the American cities we were used to. Every village had a small church with a tall spire and most of them were built of white stone. On the mountains we could see how they preserved their forests. As they cut the trees for market, only a small portion was cut at a time. Then small trees were planted to replace those, so the mountains had strips of trees in various heights as was evidence of that plan. I had never seen that in America. Another thing observed was that behind almost every house, there was a small building. To us they looked like outdoor privies, as they were just very small buildings. Phylece told us these were garden houses. As the country we were passing through was near a river, people could purchase a small plot of ground and build these small buildings. On holiday, they were used when the people came to the river for a vacation. Phylece had an apartment in the heart of the city, called the Ring, or Inner City. The building originally had been a nunnery and the cellar or dungeon had what appeared to be small rooms and they were now used for storage for the tenants. The basement and first floor was built in 1760 and the upper five floors were finished in 1783. This was a six story building. As this building was in the heart of the city, several businesses were located here also. There was a dentist office, attorneys, stenographers, etc. on any given floor of the building. The business names were listed on a plaque on the street side of the building, on the ground level. The Inner City is the portion of the city that had a wall around it, called the Ring. Outside the Ring, the city sprawls through 22 other districts with

parks, farms and vineyards sometimes in the city limits. Vienna is a very, very large city with a population of approximately 1.7 million people and the spoken language is German. We found that a lot of the people understood English, especially the shopkeepers and cashiers in the shops. They could understand and speak enough to carry on business. From the first minute we arrived we went out into the street and saw all of the wonderful buildings and well dressed people. It seemed like a movie screen unfolding in front of us. It did not take much imagination to believe that Vienna was once the center of the empire and the most important city in Central Europe. The old look remained and was part of its charm. Next week, I will continue my story about Vienna, but since this is Christmas week, I want to describe the difference in their holiday. If you happen to be in Vienna and see all of the children on the street on Christmas Eve, it is because they are sent away from the house and the family puts up the Kris Kringle Tree and puts out the present for the children. The children are brought back home in the evening and see the tree and gifts for the first time. The Christmas lights are turned on and carols are sung as they gather around the tree. Then presents are opened and they have the Christmas dinner. Dinner starts with a Malauge which is a small cup of very strong coffee, for the adults. Then dinner is served. Turkey is not the main dish but the family that invited us for dinner had turkey and dressing for Earl and me. Fish is the one that must be a part of their dinner, along with other German dishes. They condiments are for the fish that is served. The family kidded us a lot about the food they had prepared just for us. We also had a small taste of what they had prepared to go with the fish. The family all wanted to talk English, as they explained it, they wanted to practice their English. A lot of them learn English by the television programs they watch. We were very fortunate to get a look into their way of celebrating the Christmas holidays.

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One Pharmacist’s View ~ Keystone Pipeline ~ THE ALLEN ADVOCATE, JANUARY 10, 2013 - PAGE 5

It will be interesting to see when and if the Keystone Pipeline which is being constructed and laid from Hardesty, Alberta, Canada to the Port of Houston is ever completed. The line is currently coming by the eastern edge of Allen through Hughes County and is employing hundreds of people. Completion of the line would be a giant step forward in marketing new energy sources in Canada and in the USA. Meanwhile, the pipeline is in its early stages of construction and the tank farm in Cushing is still being expanded. Producers are still finding their products discounted as production exceeds what local storage, refiners and pipelines can handle—such is the glut of oil these days. Pipelines are considered by people who know about such things to be a safe and reliable way to transport oil products. They help keep down heavy truck-transport traffic on back roads and country bridges. It’s

a cheap and reliable way to get the product where you want it. So why do people oppose pipelines? Well, you have to read between the lines—they weren’t that worried about the Ogallala aquifer or of spillage in a creek someplace. There is something else. That something else is called global warming. The global warming crowd’s theory goes that working to make petroleum products more expensive and scarce will promote the further development of wind and solar power—thus saving the planet. We’ll also have to admit that their fight to complicate and or hinder the energy industry is working pretty well. Their actions do indeed force up the price of gas at the pump. A lot of global warmers also hold an almost religious belief that their fight is just and correct— that burning oil produces carbon dioxide (true) which is not

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Mark Legg, Allen church of Christ The bumper sticker read, “Don’t believe in hell?� You’d better be right!� If you do not believe in hell and you are mistaken, you are in a “heap of trouble.� You are betting that God does not exist, that the Bible is not true and that man exists completely by accident. Doesn’t that seem like betting against the odds? Jesus believed in hell and warned us of its terribleness. He said it would be better to cut off your

hand or pluck out your eye than to let your hand or eye lead you into sin and cause your whole body to be cast into hell. (Matt 5:29-30) Jesus said the fire of hell is never extinguished. (Mark 9:43) It is described as “everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels.� (Matt 25:42) Also, it is described as a “lake of fire and brimstone� where those who refused to obey the gospel of Jesus Christ will be “tormented day and night forever and ever.� (Revelation 20:10) It is doubtful that we can begin to imagine the terribleness of the pain and suffering people will experience in hell. It seems as though it will be beyond anything we can experience in the flesh on earth. Sometimes people ask, how can a God of love, mercy and grace send anyone to such a place? However, we need to

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Lady Mustangs get rematch with Stonewall Allen girls open play against Lady Longhorns in Moss tournament

By HERMAN BROWN Allen correspondent The Allen Lady Mustangs won’t have to wait long to get revenge against the powerful Stonewall Lady Longhorns. Last week, the Stonewall ladies scored a 49-22 win over the visiting Allen Lady Mustangs. The

game was staged on Friday at Stonewall High School. “We’ll see Stonewall again Thursday,” said Allen head coach Jeremy Strong. “We are paired with them in the first round of the Moss tournament.” Coach Strong said the Moss

Cheyenne Nickell and Sandra Rowsey are ready for the opening round of the Moss tournament

event is loaded with outstanding girls teams in 2013. “There will be 4 of the top 12 teams in this (8-team) field,” he said. “Kiowa, Dewar, Stonewall and New Lima are all in the tournament. Besides us, the other teams are Moss, Wetumka, Stuart and Bowlegs.” To be successful against Stonewall, the Allen squad will have to do a better job on offense. The Lady Mustang defense will also have to take it up a notch. “At times, we got lost on defense,” Coach Strong said. “You can not do that with a team like Stonewall. They made us pay for it. We also need to play more physical in the paint. The good thing is that all of these things can be fixed. We’ll have to step out there and put it all together on Thursday.” On Friday, Allen led 6-5 in the first quarter. However, Stonewall rose up and outscored the Lady Mustangs 12-5 in the second quarter and 20-3 in the backbreaking third quarter. The Lady Longhorns were riding a 37-14 advantage coming into the final period. Allen was outscored 12-8 down the stretch to lose 49-22. Beyla Skelton led Allen scoring with a double-digit 14-point scoring performance. The rest of the scoring dropped off quite a bit. Three girls scored 2 points each,

including Sandra Howshar, Alycia Evans and Cheyenne Nickell. Charlea Leonard and Hannah Heck added 1 point apiece to round out the list.

“We just didn’t shoot the ball very well,” said Coach Strong. “The defense did a pretty good job in the first half. In the third quarter, we got lost and they hit 4 treys on us. That was where it ---got away from us. We’ll have to do a better job at Moss.”

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Rites held for Kenneth Wilkerson Service for Kenneth Melvin Wilkerson, 93, Ada, is 11 a m. Saturday, January 12th, at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Temple Diehl officiating. Burial follows at Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family is receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Criswell Funeral Home. Mr. Wilkerson died Monday, January 7, 2013, at Integris Hospice House in Oklahoma City. He was born June 17, 1919, to Harvey and Tishie Wilkerson at their Atwood farm. He graduated from Atwood School in 1938.  The next two years he continued to farm in the Atwood area, worked at the Choctaw Cotton Gin in Holdenville, and teamed with a friend wiring homes and oil rigs for the new arrival of electricity in rural Oklahoma. In 1940 he ventured into the Texas oil patch and roughnecked until he was offered a right-of-way and

lineman position with the incoming REA, setting up electrical lines in rural Oklahoma.  Then, as the war broke out, he became employed with Dallas North American, building B24 bombers. On December 22, 1942, he married Bonnie Delle Gatlin of Calvin and they immediately moved back to the Dallas area. He continued to work with North American until he joined the Navy and for the next three years Bonnie and he were transferred from Oklahoma back to Dallas, then Daytona and Pensacola, Florida working in each area attached to North American with the construction of their bombers. With the end of the war the Wilkersons returned to Ada and his job with the REA. He continued to work as a lineman up to the position of Line Operations Supervisor for the now PEC (Peoples Electric Co-op), retiring in 1983. Though retired from his fulltime duties he continued in periodic part-

time positions with the PEC until his 72nd birthday in 1991, fully retiring then after 50 years of REA/PEC service. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ken and Becky Wilkerson, Guthrie, and Keith Wilkerson, Ada;  one daughter and a son-in-law, Katrina and Doug Grissom, Duncan; ; one brother, Freeland Wilkerson of Tulsa and one sister, Retha M. Foye of Oklahoma City; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by Bonnie Delle, his wife of 68 years; one brother, Carey Wilkerson; five sisters, Doris McCain, Leona Edwards, Wilma Turner, Flora Cain and Tula Hollister. Bearers are Mark Grissom, Joel Grissom, Gregory Wilkerson, Jared Knierim, Wayne Jones, John Whelchel, and Blaine Phillips.

Rites held for Vera Chapman Vera Anglin Boyd Chapman was born in Calvin, Oklahoma on May 8, 1926 and peacefully passed away at the age of 86 on January 2, 2013, while surrounded by family and loved ones. Vera was a graduated of C After graduation, Vera married Oran Bill “O.B.” Brumley from Graham, Texas, in August 1944, and together they raised three children. In April 1958, she married Edward Lee Chapman and together they raised two children. Vera worked in Holdenville as co-owner of the Good Luck Cafe, Charting Clerk at the Holdenville General Hospital, Happy Foods Convenience Store, and Dean’s Casing Service. Vera was an avid homemaker, cook, quilt maker, crochet hand work, member of the Calvin Eastern Star Lodge, Holdenville Round-

Up Club, Holdenville CB Club with CB handle Momma C, member of the Holdenville Chamber of Commerce, Parents in Support of Future Homemakers of America and the Future Farmers of America. While Vera had many talents and interests, she most cherished the roles she played in her own family as a daughter, sister, wife, aunt, mother and grandmother. Preceding Vera in death are her father, William Oscar Boyd, her mother, Alice Kathryn Hardwick Boyd, her brother, Othor Vaden Boyd, her sister-in-law, Virginia Ruby Swope Boyd, her sonin-law, Johnny Lee Clark, her granddaughter, Angela Toni Lankford, her son, Dartez Vaden Brumley, and her granddaughter, Alecia Nicole Chapman. Vera is survived by her daughter Bivian Brumley-Ford, Holdenville, and her children Kellie Clark Helm

Service held for Bobbie Wright Funeral services for “Bobbie” Barbara Sue Wright were 2:00 PM Saturday, January 5th, at Hudson Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy S. Anderson officiating; burial followed at Holdenville Cemetery. Bobbie was born April 2, 1943 in Holdenville, Oklahoma to Shelton Robert and Edna Mable (Hartsel) Sherrin and passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013 in Norman, Oklahoma. Ms. Wright and Larry Wright were married in Pontotoc County May 31, 1981 and with this marriage came six children. At the time of her death Bobbie was dietary manager at Holdenville General Hospital. Preceding Bobbie in death are her parents, son Brandon Freeman, and a sister, Wanda Fay Sherrin. Survivors include husband Larry Wright of the home; children Janice Lytle of Ft. Myers, Florida, Steven Wright of Aurora, Colorado, Robert Freeman, Desoto, Kansas, Craig Wright of Miami, Oklahoma, Jeff Wright of Charlotte, North Carolina; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister Joyce Ann Sherrin Reynolds of Atwood; and a host of other relatives and friends. Arrangements by Hudson Phillips Funeral Home

and her husband, John Helm, Palm Harbor, Florida, Johnny Lee Clark II and his wife, Julie Clark, Moore, and VeAnn Lynch and her husband, Micheal Lynch, VanNuys, California; her daughter Roberta Brumley-Lankford and her husband, Jimmie Lankford, Holdenville, and their son Jimmie DeWayne Lankford and his wife, Danielle Lankford, Little Axe, and children, Brayden, Blayne, Angela Bailey, and Brynna; her son, William Edward Chapman and his wife, Cheryl, Cedar Hill, Missouri, and their sons Willie, Brad, Parkker, and Zackkery; and her son Ben Thomas Chapman and his wife Debbie M., Oklahoma City, and daughter Sarah Albertson and husband, Daniel Albertson, of Shelley, Idaho; and fifteen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and loved ones. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday January 5th, at the Holdenville Cemetery in Holdenville. Pastor Bill Robinson and Will Dacole Brumley, grandson, officiated. Pallbearers were Dean Goforth, Harold Phillips, Ronny Stafford, OB Boyd, Jimmie Lankford and Orville Rose. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation to the Oklahoma Heart Hospital, at 4050 W. Memorial, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120, (405) 608-3200. Services were under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville, Oklahoma. Friends May share online condolences at www. phillipsfuneralservice.com

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By HERMAN BROWN Allen correspondent The Allen Mustangs faced terror from the sky in their recent game at Stonewall. The hosting Longhorns drilled 10 treys to shoot down the Mustangs 66-55. “Those 10 treys really hurt us in a game we lost by 11 points,” said Allen coach Greg Mills. “They used the third quarter to do most of their damage. They outscored us by 10 points in the third quarter!” Allen led a tight game 18-17 after the first period. Stonewall came back to even the game at 27-27 at halftime. The contest then turned in the Longhorns’ favor in the third stanza. The host team outscored the Mustangs 17-7 to pull ahead 35-34. Stonewall then outscored Allen 22-21 in a wild fourth quarter to hold on to the 66-55 win. Two AHS players landed in double figures in scoring. Cole Young was tops with 13 points. Conner Johnson added 11 points to finish in second place. The rest of the scoring was more balanced for the Mustangs. Lane Mills scored 7 points while Jaret Holland added 6 points. Joseph Hopper, Logan Dennis and Zayne Erickson all scored 4 points in the loss. Tommy Peay provided 3 points and Dakota Nickell hit 2. “We forgot to come out of the locker room after halftime,” said Coach Mills. “We just couldn’t get going.” The loss drops Allen to 7-3 on the season. Of the losses, one came at No. 1 Weleetka and the other two were at the hands of the Stonewall Longhorns. Looking ahead, Allen will open play Thursday afternoon in the annual Moss Invitational Basketball Tournament. “We’ll play Kiowa in our first game at Moss,” said Coach Mills. “Moss is the No. 1 seed team in the tournament. Stuart is No. 2. It’s a pretty good field. Stonewall is another impressive team in the field.” --AT A GLANCE Stonewall 66, Allen 55 Allen - 18 - 9 - 7 - 21 - (55) Stone - 17 - 10 - 17 - 22 - (66) Allen scoring: Cole Young 13, Conner Johnson 11, Lane Mills 7, Jaret Holland 6, Joseph Hopper 5, Logan Dennis 4, Zayne Erickson 4, Tommy Peay 3 and Dakota Nickell 2.


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Atwood Nazarene Church News The first Sunday of the new year is a perfect time to renew our commitment to God. Our children talked about their New Year’s resolutions and how God has a plan for their lives. Jeremiah 29:11 O ur special for the day,

“Whatever It Takes to Draw Closer to You, Lord�, was sung by Pam Cantrell. B ro. Larry’s sermon was taken from Genesis 28: 1022. We must each awaken to an awareness of God. Jacob had a heritage of faith passed down to him from Abraham

and Isaac. His father and grandfather were men of great faith. It was now time for him to come to a personal faith. A heritage of faith is not enough. Someone else’s faith will not save us. J acob received promises from God in a dream. He did

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In Jeremiah 32:38-41 God promised that He would give us one heart (Jesus) and one way (Jesus). This passage also speaks of fearing God. tion s a c Lo ar This kind of fear is respectful me 15 Ye a S r fear, the kind that children ove r o f have for a loving father who OfďŹ ce Hours loves them enough to insist Mon - Fri that they do well and realize 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. their potential. Close at noon on Thursday In Romans we see the new covenant in action. Paul writes in chapter three that no one is righteous; in chapter six we see that everyone Michelle Barlow, D.O. Board Certified in Family Practice deserves death but through 202 W. Broadway • Allen, OK • (580)857-2424 • (866)966-0664 Jesus God gives us the gift of eternal life. When we make Jesus Christ Most insurance accepted our Lord (yes that means He’s the boss of us) we will have ut e es es salvation and eternal life. It ev n benefit f om onve ting a tradition IRA a Roth I also means that Jesus has alarn ngs stribut ons from oth IRA ay be bj t t a es a 10% pena y i h ready kept all the commandaccount les than fiv yea d nd the w is nder age 9 ments of the old covenant for At Edward Jones we sp d time gettin to know your goals us. R omans 10:9,10 tells us With anEdward Edward J Jones n R Roth t R IRAnany ma earnings e s nse fare tax-free, u ll and * distributions can be taken free of penalties or taxes. You may how to make Jesus the Lord visit t day even benefit from converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. of our life and sign on for y IRA or may be subjectdto taxes and a 10% penalty if the *Earnings distributions from a Roth this new and everlasting covaccount is less than five years and the wner sor is under age 59½. F old nanc al Adv enant: believe in Jesus with our heart (the very core of our At Edward Jones, we spend me getting to know your goals Ada OK t4820 43 them. 1632 To learn more about why an so we can help you580 reach being) and confess that belief Edward Jones Roth IRA can make sense for you, call or with our mouth. visit today. When we count our blessings, up near the top of our Week of January 14th Taylor P Howard www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC list should be the blessing Monday Financial Advisor Breakfast — Choice of Cereal or Buttered Toast, Cinnamon that we live at a time when we 1500 Hoppe Blvd Suite 11 Ada, OK 74820 Rolls, Assorted Juice, Choice of Milk, Jelly, Fresh Fruit are under the new covenant 580-436-1632 Lunch — Soft Beef Taco, Nachos with Ground Beef, Lettuce, instead of the old one. 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The weather has just about worn itself out as a topic for opening sentences, but we are so thankful for the rain we received last week and also for the rain we hope to receive this week. Makes you want to take your freshly washed car out and drive back and forth through mud puddles for the pure joy of it. We have some church doin’s on the calendar that everyone is invited to join us for. You probably received a flyer in the mail about the after school program that begins here on January 16, 2013. We hope kindergarten through 6th grade children throughout the community can join us for Bible study, games--and food of course. Tutoring will also be available if and when it is needed. January 12th is Youth Night Out at 6:00 P.M., and January 26th is Movie Night, also at 6:00 P.M. Tacos are on the menu for Movie Night, and I’m sure food and the church chariot are included in the Youth Night Out.

RayLynn Karch and Torie Hammonds recited Matthew 1:24 and sang their theme song, “Jesus Loves Me,� to open the worship services this Sunday. It just goes to show that children have a special wisdom—when you think about it, “Jesus Loves Me� is the theme for every Christian. Tom Spillman continued this theme when he sang “If That Isn’t Love,� as the special music selection. Jake Hammonds and Wyatt Deaton accompanied him on their guitars. Rev. Karch’s message was about the new covenant and began with Jeremiah 31:3134. Both the old and the new covenants required blood sacrifice. However, the new covenant (for which Jesus sacrificed his blood) does not require us to keep laws and traditions. Instead God has made us with a special emptiness in our hearts that only He can fill, and He promised through Jeremiah that He will forgive our sins and remember them no more.

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Pontotoc County Court Records December 2012 December 3, 2012 The Board of Pontotoc County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting in which the time, place, and agenda were duly posted 9:00 AM on November 30, 2012 at 301 S. Broadway, Ada, Oklahoma. Gary Starns, Danny Davis, Justin Roberts, and Pam Walker were present for the meeting. The following guests attended: JR Grissom, Chad Letellier, Glenda Gonderman, Janna Kelley, John Christian, Art Lawler, Eddie Oneth, and Frank Shanklin. Motion by Starns, second by Davis, to approve November 26, 2012 meeting minutes. All aye. Motion by Davis, second by Starns, to accept all six month bids, with the exception of Wheeler Metal, due to not receiving by deadline. All aye. Bid #7, Agri-Plex RV hookups, was opened. Bids were as follows: Frye Brothers $43,500.00 Nickerson Plumbing $41,480.00 Motion by Starns, second by Davis, to reject both bids. Motion by Davis, second by Roberts, to approve in accordance with Title 19 § 350 the following 2013 holidays for the various office of Pontotoc County to be closed: New Year’s Day Tuesday, January 1 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Monday, January 21 President’s Day Monday, February 18 Memorial Day Monday, May 27 Independence Day Thursday, July 4 Labor Day Monday, September 2 Veterans’ Day Monday, November 11 Thanksgiving Day Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29 Christmas Day Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 and 25 In addition, we will be closed for all statewide elections, if any; and reserve the right to call up to five emergency holidays, if deemed necessary by the Board of County Commissioners. All aye. Motion by Roberts, second by Davis, to approve the following Monday meeting dates not falling on a holiday or election day for 2013, excluding March 18th: Month Dates January 7, 14, 22, 28 February 4, 11, 19, 25 March 4, 11, 25 April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May 6, 13, 20, 28 June 3, 10, 17, 24 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 29, 26 September 3, 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28 November 4, 12, 18, 25 December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 All aye. Eddie Oneth with Sterling III Pipeline, LLC, presented a map of the proposed pipeline with a list of roads that would be crossed in Pontotoc County. All county roads will be bored. Roberts asked that Sterling submit an affidavit stating that all county roads would be bored and that Sterling would be responsible for any damage to the County right of way. Motion by Roberts, second by Davis, to approve OSU Extension contract through June 30, 2013. All aye. Motion by Roberts, second by Davis, to approve December 21, 2012 as pay date for December payroll for Pontotoc County employees. All aye. Motion by Roberts, second by Davis, to table sales tax disbursement. All aye. Motion by Davis, second by Roberts, to let bid #8, printing of digital ballots for the Pontotoc County Election Board. All aye. Motion by Roberts, second by Davis, to table Resolution #13-40, winery amendments to both City and County zoning regulations. All aye. Motion by Davis, second by Roberts, to table pay scale descriptions from Elected Officials. All aye. Approved claims. Approved monthly reports. Motion by Davis, second by Roberts, to approve November 2012 monthly minutes for publication. All aye. Approved blanket purchase orders: HWY 2746-2755 General 2756-2757 Agri-Plex 2758 Approved purchase orders for payment: 649, A T & T, 66.55, PHONE; 650, A T & T, 72.86, SERVICE; 651, MEAD LUMBER DO-IT CENTER, 78.60, SPL; 652, O S U COOP EXTENSION SERV, 5607.00, SERVICE; 653, QUILL CORP., 412.74, SPL; 654, TEACHEY, KIMBERLYN D, 336.81, TRAVEL; 655, ADA NEWS, 28.00, PUBLICATION; 656, OWENS, JAMES M, 122.66, TRAVEL; 657, WRIGHT, JAMES EDWIN, 123.77, TRAVEL; 658, A C C O, 45.00, REGISTRATION; 659, U S POSTMASTER, 220.00, POSTAGE;HIGHWAY: 1123, RED ROCK PIT, 434.20, SPLY; 1124, ADA ALIGNMENT, 44.00, SPLY; 1125, FENTRESS OIL CO., 5385.26, SPLY; 1126, GRISSOMS, 779.98, SPLY;

1127, HERCULES TIRE SALES INC, 355.60, SPLY; 1128, HOOTEN OIL CO., 2171.12, SPLY; 1129, INLAND TRUCK REPAIR, 1836.00, SPLY; 1130, JAMES SUPPLIES & RENTAL CO., 247.11, SPL; 1131, JO CO EQUIPMENT, 285.12, SPL; 1132, RED ROCK PIT, 712.90, SPLY; 1133, RED ROCK PIT, 732.57, SPLY; 1134, RED ROCK PIT, 716.10, SPLY; 1135, RED ROCK PIT, 660.70, SPLY; 1136, RED ROCK PIT, 550.15, SERVICE; 1137, RED ROCK PIT, 115.50, RD MAT; 1138, TRUCK PARTS INC, 375.84, SPL; 1139, ADA ALIGNMENT, 121.15, SPLY; 1140, GALETON, 426.20, SPLY; 1141, GRISSOM JOHN DEERE, 240.01, SPLY; 1142, KIRBY SMITH EXCHANGE, 66.63, SPL; 1143, SHERRELL STEEL L.L.C, 141.50, SPLY; 1144, WARREN CAT, 1438.68, SPL; 1145, DOLESE BROS, 910.50, SPLY; 1146, DOLESE BROS, 875.50, RD MAT; 1147, HASKELL LEMON CONSTRUCTION CO, 16026.43, SPLY;SENIOR CITIZENS TRANS: 185, ADA TIRE CENTER INC, 257.14, SPLY; 186, U S POSTMASTER, 100.00, SPLY;HEALTH: 145, CANNON FINANCIAL SERVICES INC, 292.00, SERVICE; 146, LOCKE SUPPLY, 82.86, SPLY; 147, WAL MART COMMUNITY BRC, 107.07, SPL; 148, UNITED MISSOURI BANK N.A., 26875.31, SERVICE;RESALE PROPERTY: 50, STATE AUDITOR & INSPECTOR, 35.00, REGISTRATION; 51, PIERCE, TERRI KAYE, 117.66, TRAVEL;SHERIFF FEES: 297, COM DATA CORPORATION, 149.41, SERVICE; 298, DISCOUNT GUNS, 272.16, SPLY; 299, FOREHAND S GARAGE, 371.50, SPLY; 300, OK TAX COMMISSION, 78.00, TAG; 301, TRUCK VAULT, 1748.24, SPL; 302, ADA SALES & RENTAL, 176.00, SPLY; 303, ADA TIRE CENTER INC, 480.00, MAINT; 304, NICKERSON PLUMBING, 718.19, PLUMBING; 305, CENTERPOINT ENERGY - ARKLA, 1267.84, SERVICE;COUNTY CLERK MECH LIENS: 32, EVANGELINE DOWNS HOTEL, 188.68, HOTEL;AGRI PLEX: 207, ADA PAPER COMPANY, 410.12, SPLY; 208, ADA PAPER COMPANY, 124.75, SPLY; 209, GRISSOMS, 144.36, SPLY; 210, LOCKE SUPPLY, 139.98, SPLY; 211, MEAD LUMBER DO-IT CENTER, 27.57, SPLY; 212, O G & E, 49.84, SERVICE; 213, O G & E, 3544.76, SERVICE; 214, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 279.99, SPLY;EXCESS RESALE PROPERTY: 3, MCGOWEN, DALE RAY, C/O WILLIAM MCGOWEN, 158.51, REFUND;EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: 27, A T & T, 49.70, SERVICE;” Glenda Gonderman discussed the purchase of a new refrigerator. Will get an opinion from Cheryl Wilson at SA&I regarding purchase. Motion by Davis, second by Roberts, to adjourn. All aye. December 10, 2012 The Board of Pontotoc County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting in which the time, place, and agenda were duly posted 9:00 AM on December 7, 2012 at 301 S. Broadway, Ada, Oklahoma. Gary Starns, Danny Davis, Justin Roberts, and Tammy Brown were present for the meeting. The following guests attended: JR Grissom, Randy Floyd, Art Lawler, Glenda Gonderman, and Chad Letellier. Motion by Davis, second by Starns, to approve letting bid #9 (re-bid) after making changes to specifications for RV hookups. All aye. Motion by Roberts, second by Starns, to table Sterling Pipeline LLC’s application for gas/petroleum carrying underground pipeline crossing facility. All aye. Motion by Roberts, second by Starns, to approve to stay open through regular hours 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM December 21, 2012. All aye. Motion by Starns, second by Roberts, to approve Happyland Volunteer Fire Department’s board members. The Board accepted the resignation of Keith Buelow as captain so that he may continue to serve on the Happyland VFD Board. All aye. Motion by Roberts, second by Starns, to table procedures for disbursement of sales tax money. All aye. Motion by Starns, second by Davis, to approve Resolution #13-40, winery amendments to both City and County zoning regulations. All aye. Motion by Roberts, second by Davis, to table the pay scale descriptions from Elected Officials. They want to put a universal scale together to be approved. All aye. Motion by Roberts, second by Starns, to approve the following amendments to the annual meeting dates for the Board of Pontotoc County Commissioners as presented for 2013: June 28 special meeting at 3:30 PM All aye. Roberts submitted an application from the Bertha Frank Teague Event for Marketing and Tourism. Grissom stated that the Fair Board discussed having a Team Bull Roping event during the Pontotoc County Free Fair, and would like the Board of Commissioners decision on whether the Agri-Plex or the Fair Board would receive the proceeds. Further discussion is required. Approved claims. Approved monthly reports. Approved blanket purchase orders: HWY 2 8 6 6 2873 Sheriff 2881 B2 2882 ZCOMM 2883 Sheriff 2 8 8 4 2895 SCT2 2 8 9 6 2897 Approved purchase orders for payment: 61, TREAT S SOLUTIONS, 84.50, SPLY;ZCOMMISSARY: 16, GUDERIANS, 8279.39, SPLY; 17, WAL

MART COMMUNITY BRC, 874.92, SPLY;GENERAL: 660, CINTAS CORPORATION LOC 618, 78.60, SPLY; 661, SUPER LUBE, 290.96, SERVICE; 662, CABLE ONE, 100.95, SERVICE; 663, A T & T, 52.88, PHONE; 664, ADA CITY UTILITIES, 308.51, SERVICE; 665, ADA PAPER COMPANY, 87.67, SPLY; 666, ADA PAPER COMPANY, 260.54, SPLY; 667, CINTAS CORPORATION LOC 618, 211.32, SPLY; 668, LOCKE SUPPLY, 32.75, SPLY; 669, O G & E, 115.88, SPLY; 670, O G & E, 25.67, SERVICE; 671, O G & E, 262.95, SERVICE; 672, O G & E, 113.65, SERVICE; 673, O G & E, 398.61, SERVICE; 674, O G & E, 1761.80, SERVICE; 675, P E C, 21.12, SERVICE; 676, SAC & FOX NATION JUV DET CTR, 379.98, JUV DET; 677, TREAT S SOLUTIONS, 60.33, SPLY; 678, WAL MART COMMUNITY BRC, 45.85, SPLY; 679, CABLE ONE, 99.95, SERVICE; 680, O G & E, 287.70, SERVICE; 681, STATE AUDITOR & INSPECTOR, 6799.47, SERVICE; 682, COMPUTER MAPPING CO, 100.00, SERVICE; 683, LETELLIER, CHAD JAMES, 99.00, TRAVEL;HIGHWAY: 1148, CODA, % KAREN MUEGGENBORG, 75.00, REGISTRATION; 1149, STARNS, GARY, 122.10, TRAVEL; 1150, BUMPER TO BUMPER, 198.00, SPL; 1151, BUMPER TO BUMPER, 23.10, SPLY; 1152, CINTAS CORPORATION LOC 618, 703.44, SPLY; 1153, CIRCUIT ENGINEERING DIST #4, 327.15, SPLY; 1154, DAVIS FLEET PARTS, 192.36, SPLY; 1155, DOLESE BROS, 406.50, RD MAT; 1156, DUB ROSS COMPANY, 1284.12, SPL; 1157, ERGON ASPHALT AND EMULSIONS, 4082.82, RD MAT; 1158, HERCULES TIRE SALES INC, 1016.25, SPLY; 1159, OK DISPOSAL & SANITATION, 61.61, SERVICE; 1160, P E C, 633.09, SERVICE; 1161, RED ROCK PIT, 188.98, SPLY; 1162, RED ROCK PIT, 138.35, SPLY; 1163, RED ROCK PIT, 76.83, RD MAT; 1164, RURAL WATER DIST #7, 85.34, SERVICE; 1165, TIME STRIPING, 800.00, SPLY; 1166, WAL MART COMMUNITY BRC, 79.47, SPLY; 1167, WAL MART COMMUNITY BRC, 39.00, SPLY; 1168, WARREN CAT, 642.63, SPLY; 1169, CODA, % KAREN MUEGGENBORG, 75.00, REGISTRATION; 1170, C L BOYD, 1705.00, SPLY; 1171, JONES EQUIPMENT CO, 363.22, SPLY; 1172, O REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC., 77.94, PARTS; 1173, RED ROCK PIT, 721.33, SPLY; 1174, TRUCK PARTS OF ADA, 410.98, SPLY; 1175, WARREN CAT, 53.19, SPLY; 1176, WARREN CAT, 10.94, MAINT; 1177, CODA, % KAREN MUEGGENBORG, 75.00, REGISTRATION; 1178, EMBASSY SUITES, 231.00, HOTEL; 1179, HALL S AUTO, 202.68, SPLY; 1180, HALL S AUTO, 106.17, SPLY; 1181, HALL S AUTO, 97.28, SPL; 1182, HOOTEN OIL CO., 5535.00, FUEL; 1183, SHERRELL STEEL L.L.C, 39.65, SPLY; 1184, STONEWALL PUBLIC WORKS AUTH., 80.10, SERVICE; 1185, TRUCK PARTS OF ADA, 23.56, SPLY; 1186, HOME TITLE, 600.00, SERVICE; 1187, P E C, 814.45, SERVICE; 1188, RURAL WATER DIST #8, 32.98, SERVICE;SENIOR CITIZENS TRANS: 187, A T & T, 184.20, SERVICE; 188, ADA CITY UTILITIES, 64.19, SERVICE; 189, ADA TIRE CENTER INC, 33.75, SPLY; 190, B & S SANITATION, 45.00, SERVICE; 191, B & S SANITATION, 45.00, SERVICE; 192, CENTERPOINT ENERGY - ARKLA, 12.41, SERVICE; 193, CENTERPOINT ENERGY - ARKLA, 31.12, SERVICE; 194, O G & E, 223.88, SERVICE; 195, O REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC., 8.54, SPLY;HEALTH: 149, BROWN, LISA, 19.43, TRAVEL; 150, BURRIS, KAREN, 155.40, TRAVEL; 151, CARIKER, ANITA, 27.75, TRAVEL; 152, ADA PAPER COMPANY, 264.00, SPL; 153, CABLE ONE, 53.00, SERVICE; 154, PORTER HEAT & AIR, 199.90, SERVICE; 155, SCHEETS, MARY, 25.80, TRANSLATION; 156, WAL MART COMMUNITY BRC, 22.75, SPLY; 157, GRIFFIN, ELLEN, 210.90, TRAVEL; 158, AM SAN, 448.89, SPL;SHERIFF FEES: 306, SMITH, CONNIE, 393.75, TRAVEL; 307, ARNOLD SCOTT, 42.00, TRANSP JUV; 308, DYLAN YEAGER, 132.00, TRANSP JUV; 309, KENNETH HECK, 36.00, TRANSP JUV; 310, WOOD, KEVIN, 78.00, TRANSP JUV; 311, CABLE ONE, 105.95, SERVICE; 312, G T DISTRIBUTORS, 474.75, SPLY; 313, CABLE ONE, 152.95, SERVICE; 314, FASTENAL, 32.04, SPLY; 315, RHYNES SURPLUS, 84.99, SPLY; 316, SWEEPER, 1839.50, SPLY; 317, WALGREENS, 97.51, SPL; COUNTY CLERK MECH LIENS: 33, MURPHY, SHAWNA KAY, 179.20, TRAVEL; 34, STATE AUDITOR & INSPECTOR, 35.00, REIMBURSEMENT; 35, ADA PAPER COMPANY, 156.30, SPLY; 36, CODA, % KAREN MUEGGENBORG, 75.00, REGISTRATION; 37, RELIABLE OFFICE SUPPLIES, 338.18, SPLY;AGRI PLEX: 215, CABLE ONE, 99.95, SERVICE; 216, CINTAS CORPORATION LOC 618, 409.58, SPLY; 217, CONTRACTORS SUPPLY CO, 572.49, SPLY; 218, FENTRESS OIL CO., 137.26, FUEL; 219, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 32.98, SPLY; 220, U S ALERT LLC, 35.99, SERVICE; ZPRESERVE: 13, KELLPRO COMPUTER SOLUTIONS-TIM, 34.96, SPL;” Motion by Starns, second by Davis, to adjourn. All aye. December 17, 2012 The Board of Pontotoc County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting in which the time, place, and agenda were duly posted 9:00 AM on December 14, 2012 at 301 S. Broadway, Ada, Oklahoma. Gary Starns, Danny Davis, Justin Roberts, and Pam Walker were present for the meeting. The following guests attended: JR Grissom, Randy Floyd, John Christian, Buzz McDonald, Chad Letellier Buzz McDonald, and Charlotte Echols. Motion by Roberts, second by Davis, to approve December 10, 2012 meeting

minutes. All aye. Motion by Roberts, second by Starns, to approve opening public hearing for grant 14582 CDBG 10. All aye. Motion by Roberts, second by Davis, to approve all closeout documents for CDBG 10; amounts received per district were; District #1 $139,842.53, District #2 $156,452.55, and District #3 $248,260.27. All aye. Motion by Roberts, second by Davis, to accept grant 14582 CDBG 10 as complete. All aye. Motion by Roberts, second by Davis, to table Assessor’s contract with Cable One. All aye. Discussion regarding the Fair Board having events during the County Free Fair. The Fair Board receives use of the Agri-Plex for no charge. Motion by Starns, second by Davis, to approve agreement between the Pontotoc County Commissioners, Agri-Plex, and the Pontotoc County Fair Board. Starns aye, Davis aye, Roberts abstained. Motion by Davis, second by Starns, to approve the Fair Board using the Big Red Barn at the Agri-Plex during the week of the Pontotoc County 2013 Free Fair. All aye. Motion by Roberts, second by Starns, to let bid #10, District #3 purchasing a 2008 or newer distributor truck with lease option available. All aye. Discussion regarding Bertha Frank Teague Basketball Tournament. Motion by Starns, second by Davis, to approve reimbursable funds for $2,000.00 through the Pontotoc County Marketing and Tourism. All aye. JR Grissom, Agri-Plex manager, requested that a decision be made about the Gator. Commissioners directed that the Gator be returned to vendor. Grissom also stated that bleachers were being borrowed from Byng School for events. The Board agreed that the Agri-Plex needs to buy more bleachers. Grissom will get pricing from several different vendors. Motion by Roberts, second by Starns, to approve December 2012 payroll. All aye. Approved claims. Approved monthly reports. Approved blanket purchase orders: MD2 2987-2994 ZLIEN2 2995 Sheriff 2996-2997 Approved purchase orders for payment: 7, THOMPSON, PAM, 111.38, REFUND; ZCOURT: 62, LEXISNEXIS ACCURINT, 75.00, SPLY; 63, OKLAHOMA SUPREME COURT, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SY, 669.88, REMITTANCE; 64, TREAT S SOLUTIONS, 35.87, SPLY;GENERAL: 684, A T & T MOBILITY, 444.26, SERVICE; 685, PAGE PLUS, 167.30, SERVICE; 686, VERSATILE NETWORKS, 1109.00, SPLY; 687, U S POSTAL SERVICE, 136.00, POST OFFICE BOX FEE; 688, O S U COOP EXTENSION SERV, 5607.00, SERVICE; 689, KELLEY, JANNA L EDWARDS, 338.88, TRAVEL; 690, WALKER, BECKY, 114.33, TRAVEL; 691, A T & T, 130.53, SERVICE; 692, SUMMIT BUSINESS SYSTEMS INC, 830.00, SERVICE; 693, CABLE ONE, 105.95, SERVICE; 694, CODA, % KAREN MUEGGENBORG, 135.00, REGISTRATION; 695, CENTERPOINT ENERGY - ARKLA, 195.58, SERVICE; 696, SABER TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT INC, 35.00, SERVICE; 697, FENTRESS OIL CO., 194.28, SPLY; 698, FENTRESS OIL CO., 184.71, SPLY; 699, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & ENTERPRISE SERVICES, 55.00, SPLY; 700, RIB CRIB, 2583.24, SERVICE; 701, ULTIMATE CAR WASH, 6.25, SERVICE; HIGHWAY: 1189, VISION BANK, 2972.39, LEASE; 1190, BUMPER TO BUMPER, 276.54, SPLY; 1191, FITTSTONE INC, 262.36, RD MAT; 1192, FITTSTONE INC, 90.15, SPLY; 1193, FITTSTONE INC, 226.22, SPLY; 1194, FITTSTONE INC, 187.61, RD MAT; 1195, FITTSTONE INC, 1237.09, SPLY; 1196, FRYE BROTHERS CONST, 1380.00, SPLY; 1197, O P E R S, 8283.73, REMITTANCE; 1198, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 98.46, SPLY; 1199, EMBASSY SUITES, 154.00, HOTEL; 1200, CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SERV, 3499.78, LEASE; 1201, VISION BANK, 2675.18, LEASE; 1202, ABC FIRST AID, 91.50, SPLY; 1203, B & S SANITATION, 45.00, SERVICE; 1204, CIRCUIT ENGINEERING DIST #4, 138.40, SPLY; 1205, FASTENAL, 93.05, SPL; 1206, FENTRESS OIL CO., 5472.81, SPLY; 1207, FENTRESS OIL CO., 482.90, SPLY; 1208, FENTRESS OIL CO., 4940.80, SPLY; 1209, FITTSTONE INC, 318.57, RD MAT; 1210, FITTSTONE INC, 720.02, SPLY; 1211, HERCULES TIRE SALES INC, 1058.20, TIRES; 1212, JOHNS SMALL ENGINE, 43.15, SERVICE; 1213, O REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC., 326.17, SPL; 1214, O REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC., 363.30, SPLY; 1215, RED ROCK PIT, 474.58, RD MAT; 1216, RED ROCK PIT, 465.33, SPLY; 1217, RED ROCK PIT, 472.73, SPLY; 1218, RED ROCK PIT, 472.80, RD MAT; 1219, RED ROCK PIT, 743.35, SPLY; 1220, RHYNES SURPLUS, 46.97, SPL; 1221, SOUTHWEST TRAILERS & EQUIP, 1908.60, SPLY; 1222, SPENCER MACHINE WORKS, 203.50, SPLY; 1223, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 182.95, SPLY; 1224, T & W TIRE, 176.88, SPLY; 1225, T & W TIRE, 161.88, SPLY; 1226, T & W TIRE, 43.00, SPLY; 1227, CATERPILLAR FINANCIAL SERV, 1749.89, LEASE; 1228, VISION BANK, 6525.57, LEASE; 1229, ATCO, 147.50, SPLY; 1230, B & S SANITATION, 45.00, SERVICE; 1231, CINTAS CORPORATION LOC 618, 694.93, SERVICE; 1232, CIRCUIT ENGINEERING DIST #4, 303.71, SPLY; 1233, FITTSTONE INC, 263.18, RD MAT; 1234, FITTSTONE INC, 83.44, RD MAT; 1235, FITTSTONE INC, 172.70, SPLY; 1236, RED ROCK PIT, 154.15, SPLY; 1237, WARD FENCE CO, 2411.50, SPLY; 1238, ULTIMATE CAR WASH, 8.00, SPLY; 1239, O G & E, 26.05, SPLY;

1240, ROBERTS, JUSTIN, 380.54, TRAVEL;SENIOR CITIZENS TRANS: 196, FENTRESS OIL CO., 2716.30, SPLY; 197, SAUNDERS & ASSOC, 3620.00, SPLY;HEALTH: 159, ADA CITY UTILITIES, 148.86, SERVICE;RESALE PROPERTY: 52, SABER TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT INC, 70.00, DRUG TEST;SHERIFF FEES: 318, GALLS INCORPORATED, 5749.96, SPL; 319, FUELMAN OF SOUTHERN OK, 5493.30, FUEL; 320, NAPA OF ADA, 8.43, SPLY; 321, ADA CITY UTILITIES, 2413.96, SERVICE;COUNTY CLERK MECH LIENS: 38, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 79.98, SPLY; 39, U S POSTAL SERVICE, 68.00, POST OFFICE BOX FEE; 40, HOME DEPOT 3918, 683.99, SPLY;AGRI PLEX: 221, ADA CITY UTILITIES, 314.39, SERVICE; 222, CENTERPOINT ENERGY - ARKLA, 544.57, SPLY; 223, CULLIGAN, 66.46, SERVICE; 224, DAVE S MUSIC, 249.00, SPLY;ZSALE: 1, ALLEN ADVOCATE, 621.45, SPLY; 2, ADA CITY UTILITIES, 252.69, SERVICE; 3, CENTERPOINT ENERGY - ARKLA, 122.56, SERVICE; 4, LOCKE SUPPLY, 8.78, SPLY; 5, TERRY S PEST CONTROL, 140.00, SERVICE;ZSALESTAX: 118, PONTOTOC COUNTY PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY, 297569.09, REMITTANCE;EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: 28, PAGE PLUS, 13.85, SPLY; ZHPG: 6, DELFRATE, TERRY, 1620.00, REMITTANCE;” Buzz McDonald with Caterpillar discussed that they sold Oklahoma Department of Transportation twentyfour Wheel Loaders last year and eighteen this year. Currently the County can piggyback a loader at $87,900.00 for a machine that normally costs $120,000.00. With financing, this contract would have to be approved by the District Attorney. John Christian, Sheriff, stated that background checks must have birth dates on the requests, or they cannot be processed. Motion by Starns, second by Davis, to adjourn. All aye. December 26, 2012 The Board of Pontotoc County Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting in which the time, place, and agenda were duly posted 9:00 AM on December 21, 2012 at 301 S. Broadway, Ada, Oklahoma. Gary Starns, Danny Davis, Justin Roberts, and Pam Walker were present for the meeting. The following guests attended: John Christian, Randy Floyd, Bo Ellis, Glenda Gonderman, Marilyn McDaniel, and Chad Letellier. Motion by Davis, second by Starns, to approve December 17, 2012 meeting minutes. All aye. Opened bid #8, printing of digital ballots for the Pontotoc County Election Board. Bids were as follows: Midwest Printing 8.5 X 14 $0.16 additional cost for color $0.02 8.5 X 17 $0.17 8.5 X 19 $0.18 plus additional one time setup charge of $20.00 Royal Printing 8.5 X 14 $0.16 additional cost for color $0.02 8.5 X 17 $0.17 additional cost for color $0.02 8.5 X 19 $17.50 additional cost for color $0.02 no setup charge Motion by Starns, second by Davis, to accept bid of Royal Printing for printing of digital ballots for the Pontotoc County Election Board. All aye. Discussion regarding approval of Lula Volunteer Fire Department’s board members. No action. Motion by Davis, second by Starns, to approve District #2 representative, Lynne Hoppe’s resignation from the Planning and Zoning Committee. All aye. Motion by Davis, second by Starns, to approve District #2 representative, Amy Ellis’ appointment to the Planning and Zoning Committee. All aye. Discussion regarding Sterling III Pipeline, LLC’s application for gas/petroleum carrying underground pipeline crossing facility. Roberts pointed out corrections that needed to be made to agreement. County Road 3480 is on list, but it should be County Road 3490 and County Road 1560 is not on the list, which is next to Latta School. Motion by Davis, second by Roberts, to table until road corrections are made next. All aye. Discussion regarding Happyland Volunteer Fire Department’s meeting dates for 2013. These dates have already been filed in the County Clerk’s office, and do not require action by the board. Motion by Starns, second by Davis, to approve Resolution #13-41, Chickasaw Nation and Pontotoc County Cooperative Agreement for County Road 1542 and County Road 3585, Tribal Transportation Program Route #2446. All aye. Motion by Starns, second by Davis, to approve Resolution #13-42, Chickasaw Nation and Pontotoc County Cooperative Agreement for County Road 3610, Tribal Transportation Program Route #2421. All aye. JR Grissom, Agri-Plex manager, stated that he was still waiting for quotes for a utility vehicle. Motion by Roberts, second by Starns, to table purchase of a utility vehicle for the Agri-Plex. All aye. Grissom reported that there was a complaint during the craft show that the fire exits were blocked. Commissioners stated that a statement requiring that the fire exits remain clear needs to be added to the Agri-Plex contract. In addition, RV hookups will be limited to a maximum rental time. Bleachers quotes were submitted from California for $3,180.00 per set plus $780.00 shipping.


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Pontotoc County Court Records Approved claims. Approved monthly reports. Approved blanket purchase orders: County Clerk 3141 Sheriff 3 1 4 2 3147 Approved purchase orders for payment: 8, HOME TITLE, 611.00, REFUND; 9, MORRIS MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH, 324.00, REFUND; 10, GOFORTH, HELEN SUE, 78.00, REFUND; 11, HOME TITLE, 98.00, REFUND;ZCOMMISSARY: 18, ADA PAPER COMPANY, 4401.04, SPLY; 19, NICHOLS DOLLAR SAVER, 831.60, SPL;GENERAL: 750, U S POSTMASTER, 29.00, SPLY; 751, CODA, % KAREN MUEGGENBORG, 75.00, REGISTRATION; 752, A T & T, 64.93, PHONE; 753, HILTON GARDEN INN, 77.00, HOTEL; 754, A T & T, 51.63, PHONE; 755, PITNEY BOWES, 171.00, POSTAGE; 756, A T & T, 134.57, PHONE; 757, MILLER OFFICE EQUIPMENT, 26.42, SPLY; 758, ALLEN ADVOCATE, 671.00, SPLY; 759, PITNEY BOWES, 681.00, POSTAGE;HIGHWAY: 1288, BARRETT S AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS, 91.75, SPLY; 1289, BUMPER TO BUMPER, 75.91, SPLY; 1290, CINTAS CORPORATION LOC 618, 185.61, SPLY; 1291, CIRCUIT ENGINEERING DIST #4, 201.18, SPLY; 1292, FENTRESS OIL CO., 7102.59, SPLY; 1293, J B LUMBER, 13.64, SPLY; 1294, JAMES SUPPLIES & RENTAL CO., 18.24, SPLY; 1295, JOHNS SMALL ENGINE, 49.99, SPLY; 1296, MHC KENWORTH, 423.36, SERVICE; 1297, RHYNES SURPLUS, 2346.42, SPLY; 1298, SHERRELL STEEL L.L.C, 904.20, SPLY; 1299, U S CELLULAR, 106.62, SERVICE; 1300, WAL MART COMMUNITY BRC, 72.96, SPLY; 1301, WELDONS, 583.09, SPLY; 1302, BUMPER TO BUMPER, 204.75, SPL; 1303, O T A PIKEPASS CTR-GOVT ACCT, 30.80, PASS; 1304, SHERRELL STEEL L.L.C, 128.08, SPL; 1305, WARREN CAT, 428.63, SPLY; 1306, BARRETT S AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS, 100.40, SPL; 1307, FENTRESS OIL CO., 4632.00, FUEL; 1308, HALL S AUTO, 272.65, SPLY; 1309, HASKELL LEMON CONSTRUCTION CO, 3583.37, SPLY; 1310, HASKELL LEMON CONSTRUCTION CO, 1493.03, SPLY; 1311, JAMES SUPPLIES & RENTAL CO., 68.49, SPLY; 1312, KIRBY SMITH EXCHANGE, 2026.50, SPLY; 1313, MINERS EQUIPMENT, 369.04, SERVICE; 1314, O G & E, 257.87, SERVICE; 1315, O T A PIKEPASS CTR-GOVT ACCT, 36.40, PASS; 1316 RED ROCK PIT, 761.24, SPL; 13 7, RED ROCK PIT, 574 08, SPLY; 1318, SABER TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT INC, 55.00, DRUG TEST; 1319 SHERRELL STEEL L.L C, 334 60, SPLY; 1320, T D S TELECOM, 992.68, SERVICE; 1321, TRUCK PARTS OF ADA, 35.6 , SPLY; 1322, U S CELLULAR, 155.52 SERVICE; 1323, HASKELL LEMON CONSTRUCTION CO, 2507.33, SPLY; 1324, RAILROAD YARD, NC , 15198.22, SPLY;SENIOR CITIZENS TRANS: 212, ADA TIRE CENTER INC, 144.51, MAINT; 213, CABLE ONE, 75.95, SPLY; 214, MILLER OFFICE, 89.00, SPLY; 215, O S U/C L G T, 260.00, DRUG TEST; 216, SPRING HOUSE WATER CO, 20.15, SPLY; 217, SUPER LUBE, 124.23, SPLY; 218, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 217.85, SPLY;HEALTH 60 A T & T 583.53, SPLY; 161, CENTERPO NT ENERGY - ARKLA, 186.51, SERVICE; 162, MERCK, 1593.18, SPLY; 163, MILLER OFFICE EQUIPMENT 65.00, SPLY; 164, TERRY S PEST CONTROL, 44.00, SERVICE;RESALE PROPERTY: 59, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 399.93, SPLY; 60, HOME DEPOT 3918, 758.99, SPLY;SHERIFF FEES: 337, CINTAS CORPORATION LOC 618, 78.60, SPLY; 338, CULLI GAN, 10.00, SERVICE; 339, XEROX CORPORATION, 802.74, SERVICE; 340, FOREHAND S GARAGE, 915.00, REMITTANCE; 341, I C S, 1777.82, SPLY; 342, O REILLY AUTOMOTIVE, INC., 30.60, SPLY; 343, PARK, JIM, 797.57, REMITTANCE; 344, RHYNES SURPLUS, 74.99, SPLY; 345, TIP TOP CLEANERS, 8.00, SERVICE;COUNTY CLERK MECH LIENS: 41, COMPTON, KERESSA ANN, 179.20, TRAVEL; 42 A T & T, 461.96, PHONE; 43, C N A SURETY, 30.00, NOTARY BOND;AG I PLEX: 227, A T & T, 117.85, PHONE; 228, FENTRESS OIL CO., 94.53, SPLY; 229, J B LUMBER, 73.47, MAINT; 230, MEAD LUMBER DO-IT CENTER, 53.45, MAINT; 231, MEAD LUMBER EXP opp DO-IT CENTER, 6.99, SPLY; 232, eig RHYNES SURPLUS, 424.97, SPLY; pi 233, SHERRELL STEEL L.L.C, 97.00, SPLY; 234, TERRY S PEST CONTROL, 60.00, SPLY;ZSALE: 6, A TOW & I T, 1018.21, PHONE; 7, ADA, CITY OF, T 175.00, REMITTANCE;EMERGENCY a d MANAGEMENT: 29, A T & T, 49.08, pen bon SERVICE; 30, CABLE ONE, 119.50, reg SPLY; 31, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 62.13, SPLY;” 1 r. John Christian, Sheriff, discussed 8 a $100.00 raise for K-9 handler depuor ties. He explained that during a class he learned that these handlers are Trequired to be recompensed for the extra 34 duties. To comply with the Fair La ben or 878 Standard Act, Christian negotiated $100.00 a month to be paid for the extra duties, which the deputies agreed CA to Sch and signed affidavits stating so. ChrisBac tian computed that the supplement Loc should be $300.00 to $400.00 a month, App but that he has the option to negotiate 866 with deputies if they agree. Payroll was approved with attached documentation DR on December 17, 2012. Chad Letellier, Emergency Manage12 ment, stated that radio upgrades Req for 800the Districts will be here the week after

9:00 AM on December 28, 2012 at 301 S. Broadway, Ada, Oklahoma. Gary Starns, Danny Davis, Justin Roberts, and Pam Walker were present for the meeting. The following guests attended: JR Grissom, Randy Floyd, Chad Letellier, Bo Ellis, and Eddie Oneth. Opened bid #9, Agri-Plex RV hookups. Bids were as follows: Nickerson Plumbing Heat & Air Water and electric only, plus dump site, for 20 RV $38,480.00 does not include equipment for rock or dirt work Frye Brothers Tw e n t y - o n e h y d r a n t s , o n e dump site for 20 RV $43,500.00 DanRan Mechanical Plumbing/water line, dump site for 20 RV $59,950.00 Double I Electric P l u m b i n g / w a t e r, d u m p s i t e for 20 RV $46,000.00 Motion by Starns, second by Roberts, to reject bids submitted, and to re-bid with quantity of ten RV hookup sites with dump station, water, and electric as stated in previous bid specifications. All aye. Union Heights Subdivision plat was submitted for approval. Motion by Davis, second by Starns, to approve Resolution #13-43, Union Heights Subdivision preliminary plat, and zoning. All aye. Discussion regarding Sterling III Pipeline LLC’s application for gas/ petroleum carrying underground pipeline crossing facility. Roads incorrectly notated have been corrected. Motion by Roberts, second by Davis, to approve Sterling III Pipeline LLC’s application as presented. All aye. Quotes for utility vehicle for Agri-Plex were as follows: Kubota $7,718.17 800 EFI RGR13 $8,714.17 500 EFI RGR13 $7,841.61 500 H (used) $6,800.00 500 H 309 hours J o h n D e e r e $8,500.00 TH Series 6X4 gas 47 demo hours $6,719.16 Gator TX $8,147.16 TH 6X4 $6,887 16 XUV 550 $8,819 6 XUV 625i $9,911.16 XUV 825i $7,811 16 HPX gas (new) $10,151.40 TH 6X4 gas

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MASTERS INC, 1687.40, SPLY; 1351, SOUTHERN OKLA TRUCK REPAIR, 544.78, SPLY; 1352, DOLESE BROS, 3102.00, SPLY;SENIOR CITIZENS TRANS: 219, DEPENDABLE HEAT & AIR INC, 155.00, SPLY; 220, RSI COMMUNICATIONS, 150.00, SERVICE; HEALTH: 165, CANNON FINANCIAL SERVICES INC, 292.00, SPLY; 166, PITNEY BOWES, 342.00, SPLY; 167, LONE STAR SAFETY & SUPPLY, 35.44, SPL; 168, O G & E, 925.24, SERVICE; 169, SANOFI PASTEUR INC, 141.96, SPLY; 170, U S CELLULAR, 182.55, SPLY; 171, UMB BANK CORP TRUST & ESCROW SER, 26875.31, REMITTANCE;

LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE DISTRICT COURT WITHIN AND FOR PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA CASE NO. CV-2012-178 WILLIAM L. JENKINS AND MILLIE R. JENKINS, TRUSTEES OF THE WILLIAM L. JENKINS AND MILLIE R. JENKINS REVOCABLE TRUST, PLAINTIFFS, -vs.REGGIE SCOTT, HORACE RAYMOND SCOTT, JR., AND RACHEL SCOTT, IF LIVING, BUT IF DECEASED THEIR UNKNOWN SUCCESSORS, CREDITORS OR CLAIMANTS, DEFENDANTS. NOTICE BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: REGGIE SCOTT, HORACE RAYMOND SCOTT, JR. AND RACHEL SCOTT IF LIVING, BUT IF DECEASED THEIR UNKNOWN SUCCESSORS, CREDITORS OR CLAIMANTS. Take Notice that you have been sued by the above named Plaintiffs in the above entitled and numbered cause in the District Court of Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, and that you must answer the Petition on file with the Court Clerk on or before the 15th day of February, 2013, or Judgment will be taken against you quieting title to the surface real estate and any minerals owned under the same by the Plaintiffs located in the City of Stonewall, County of Pontotoc, State of Oklahoma, described as follows, to wit: All of Lots Seventeen (17), Eighteen (18), Nineteen (19), Twenty (20) in Block Thirty-one (31), Town of Stonewall, Pontotoc County, State of Oklahoma, and unfinished improvements located thereon, and Judgment will be rendered accordingly, together with a judgement for attorneys fees of $1,000.00, court costs and related expenses to be awarded to the Plaintiffs and against you the Defendants. Dated this 26th day of December, 2012. Ernestine Eubank, Clerk of the Court By: /s/ B. Myers Huser, Huser & Lively Attorneys At Law P. O. Box 1021 107 S. Wewoka Ave. Wewoka, OK  74884 405-257-3376 Phone 405-257-5244 Fax (Published in The Allen Advocate on January 3, 10 and 17, 2013)

LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE DISTRICT COURT WITHIN AND FOR PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA Case No. PB-2012-83 In the Matter of the Estate of MARY JEAN WAGNER, Deceased. Notice to Creditors All creditors having claims against Mary Jean Wagner, 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 Raymond Wagner, Personal Representative, P.O. Box 1628, Ada, Oklahoma 74820, on or before the following presentment date: The 10th day of March, 2013, or the same will be forever barred. DATED this 2nd day of January, 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 January 10 and 17, 2013)

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT WITHIN AND FOR PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA No. PB-2012-72 In the Matter of the Estate of CARNEY GENE ANGLIN, Deceased, NOTICE OF HEARING FINAL ACCOUNT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, PETITION FOR ORDER ALLOWING FINAL ACCOUNT, DISTRIBUTION AND DISCHARGE Notice is hereby given that Tawana MaGee, Personal Representative of the Estate of Carney Gene Anglin, Deceased, having filed in this Court her Final Account of the administration of said Estate, and her Petition for Order Allowing Final Account, Distr bution and Discharge of said Personal Representative, the hearing of the same, has been fixed by the Judge of said Court for the 1 day of February, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., in the District Courtroom, Pontotoc County Courthouse, Ada, Oklahoma, and all persons interested in said Estate are notified then and there to appear and show cause, if any they have, why the said Account should not be settled and allowed, distribution of the Estate and the Personal Representative discharged. DATED this 7 day of January, 2013. Thomas S. Landrith Judge of the District Court Dale Rex, OBA#31199 Kurt B. Sweeney, OBA#17455 Attorney for Personal Representative PO Box 70 Ada, Oklahoma 74821 580-332-7200 FAX 580-332-7201 (Published in The Allen Advocate on January 10 and 17, 2013)

SHERIFF FEES: 346, COM DATA CORPORATION, 436.05, TRAVEL; 347, CROWELL LOCK & SAFE, 82.63, SPLY; 348, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 900.92, SPLY; 349, HOME DEPOT 3918, 66.62, SPLY; 350, O G & E, 2410.60, REMITTANCE; 351, RADIO SHACK THE TAPE DECK, 130.97, SPLY; 352, TERRY S PEST CONTROL, 65.00, SPLY; 353, WALGREENS, 37.08, MEDICINE;COUNTY CLERK MECH LIENS: 44, ALPHA COMM TECH INC, 100.00, SERVICE; 45, RESIDENCE INN, 77.00, HOTEL; 46, STAPLES CREDIT PLAN, 299.98, SPLY; 47, STATE AUDITOR & INSPECTOR, 35.00, REIMBURSEMENT; AGRI PLEX: 235, ADA PAPER COMPANY, 589.16, SPLY; 236, CROWELL LOCK & SAFE, 402.33, SPLY; 237, FITTSTONE INC, 495.34, SPLY; 238, FITTSTONE INC, 999.17, SPLY; 239, J B LUMBER, 81.83, SPLY; 240, LOCKE SUPPLY, 69.95, SPLY; 241, MEAD LUMBER DO-IT CENTER, 37.27, SPLY; 242, O G & E, 49.84, SERVICE;

243, RHYNES SURPLUS, 123.56, SPLY; 244, T & W TIRE, 70.00, SPLY; ZSALE: 8, COMMUNITYWORKS, 478.28, JUV DET; 9, MCNUTT, BOB, 375.00, RENT; 10, SAC & FOX NATION JUV DET CTR, 633.30, JUV DET; 11, TREAT S SOLUTIONS, 64.02, SPLY;” Motion by Starns, second by Davis, to adjourn. All aye. The foregoing are the minutes of the Board of County Commissioners for the month of December 2012 of the County Commissioners Journal No. 14. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PONTOTOC COUNTY, OKLAHOMA Justin Roberts, Chairman Gary Starns, Member Danny Davis, Member ATTEST: Pam Walker County Clerk (Published in The Allen Advocate January 10, 2013)

LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE DISTRICT COURT WITHIN AND FOR PONTOTOC COUNTY, STATE OF OKLAHOMA PB-2012-105 In the Matter of the Estates of LEONARD BASIL HAMON, deceased; and MARY JO HAMON, deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS All persons having claims against Leonard Basil Hamon and Mary Jo Hamon, both of whom are deceased, are required to present the same with a description of security interests and other collateral (if any) held by each creditor with respect to such claim to Sharon Davies and Judith Hitsman, the named Co-Personal Representatives in care of Kurt B. Sweeney, Sweeney, Smith, Draper and Christopher, P.O. Box 70, 1320 Stone Bridge Suite A, Ada, Oklahoma 74820, on or before the following presentment date: 8th of March, 2013, or the same will be forever barred. DATED this 2nd day of January 2013. S) Sharon Davies S) Judith Hitsman Co-Personal Representatives of the Estates of Leonard Basil Hamon and Mary Jo Hamon, deceased. KURT B. SWEENEY Sweeney, Smith, Draper and Christopher PO Box 70 1320 Stone Bridge, Suite A (580)332-7200 Attorney for Personal Representative (Published in The Allen Advocate January 3 and January 10, 2013)

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA No. PB-2013-2 In the Matter of the Estates of Edward Earl Platt and Johnnie M. Platt, both deceased. NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL Notice is hereby given to all persons interested in the estates of Edward Earl Platt and Johnnie M. Platt, both deceased, that on the 2nd day of January, 2013, David Earl Platt produced and filed in the District Court of Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, an instrument in writing purporting to be the Mutual and Conjoint Last Will and Testament of Edward Earl Platt and Johnnie M. Platt, both deceased, and also filed in said Court a Petition for Probate of Will and Determination of Heirs, Devisees and Legatees, praying for the probate of said Will, asking that Letters Testamentary issue to David Earl Platt, the personal representative named in the decedents’ Will, and that the heirs, devisees and legatees of the decedents be determined. Notice is hereby given that on the 22nd day of January, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock a.m. in the District Courtroom of the Pontotoc County Courthouse situated in Ada, Oklahoma, the Petition for Probate of Will and Determination of Heirs, Devisees and Legatees will be heard, and at that time all persons interested in said estates may appear and show cause, if any they have, why said Petition for Probate of Will and Determination of Heirs, Devisees and Legatees should not be granted. Witness my hand this 2nd day of January, 2013. /s/ Thomas S. Landrith JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT JAMES R. SCRIVNER, P.C. 120 East 14th Street Post Office Box 1373 Ada, Oklahoma 74820 Attorney for the Estates (Published in The Allen Advocate on January 10, 2013)

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Prosperity Starts with a Pea I think the writer may be a little confused when she equates “field peas” with black-eyed peas.  At least she didn’t try to lump in crowder peas. We kept a Nigerian couple (on  a BSU program) through New Years once.  She boiled black-eyes then ground them up and made patties to fry.  She admitted that back home she just bought black-eyed-pea “flour” and made the patties with it. Jim Morse Prosperity Starts With a Pea By JESSICA B. HARRIS New York Times December 29, 2010 At year’s end, people around the world indulge in food rituals to ensure good luck in the days ahead. In Spain, grapes eaten as the clock turns midnight — one for each chime — foretell whether the year will be sweet or sour. In Austria, the New Year’s table is decorated with marzipan pigs to celebrate wealth, progress and prosperity. Germans savor carp and place a few fish scales in their wallets for luck. And for African-

Americans and in the Southern United States, it’s all about black-eyed peas. Not surprisingly, this American tradition originated elsewhere, in this case in the forests and savannahs of West Africa. After being domesticated there 5,000 years ago, black-eyed peas made their way into the diets of people in virtually all parts of that continent. They then traveled to the Americas in the holds of slave ships as food for the enslaved. “Everywhere African slaves arrived in substantial numbers, cowpeas followed,” wrote one historian, using one of several names the legume acquired. Today the peas are also eaten in Brazil, Central America and the Caribbean. In the United States, few foods are more connected with African-Americans and with the South. Before the early 1700s, black-eyed peas were observed growing in the Carolina colonies. As in Africa, they were often planted at the borders of the fields to help keep down weeds and enrich the soil; cattle

grazed on the stems and vines. These practices are at the origin of two of the peas’ alternative names: cowpeas and field peas. The peas, which were eaten by enslaved Africans and poorer whites, became one of the Carolinas’ cash crops, exported to the Caribbean colonies before the Revolutionary War. Like many other dishes of African inspiration, black-eyed peas made their way from the slave cabin to the master’s table; the 1824 edition of “The Virginia Housewife” by Mary Randolph includes a recipe for field peas. Randolph suggests shelling, boiling and draining the “young and newly gathered” peas, then mashing them into a cake and frying until lightly browned. The black-eyed pea cakes are served with a garnish of “thin bits of fried bacon.” Of course, black-eyed peas find their most prominent expression around New Year’s in the holiday’s signature dish: Hoppin’ John, a Carolina specialty made with black-eyed peas and rice and seasoned with smoked pork. Again, though,

the peas and rice combination reaches back beyond the Lowcountry to West Africa, where variants are eaten to this day. Senegal alone has three variations: thiebou kethiah, a black-eyed pea and rice stew with eggplant, pumpkin, okra and smoked fish; sinan kussak, a stew with smoked fish and prepared with red palm oil; and thiebou niebe, a stew seasoned with fish sauce that is closest to America’s Hoppin’ John. Just as nobody is sure of the origin of the name Hoppin’ John, no one seems quite certain why the dish has become associated with luck, or New Year’s. Some white Southerners claim that black-eyed peas saved families from starvation during the Union Army’s siege of Vicksburg in the Civil War. “The Encyclopedia of Jewish Food” suggests that it may come from Sephardic Jews, who included the peas in their Rosh Hashana menu as a symbol of fertility and prosperity. For African-Americans, the connection between beans and fortune is surely complex. Per-

haps, because dried black-eyed peas can be germinated, having some extra on hand at the New Year guaranteed sustenance provided by a new crop of the fast-growing vines. The blackeyed pea and rice combination also forms a complete protein, offering all of the essential amino acids. During slavery, one ensured of such nourishment was lucky indeed. Whatever the exact reason, black-eyed peas with rice form one corner of the AfricanAmerican New Year’s culinary trinity: greens, beans and pig. The greens symbolize greenbacks (or “folding money”) and may be collards, mustards or even cabbage. The pork is a remembrance of our enslaved forebears, who were given the less noble parts of the pig as food. But without the blackeyed pea, which journeyed from Africa to the New World, it just isn’t New Year’s — at least not a lucky one. Jessica B. Harris is an English professor at Queens College.


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