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The Allen FCCLA girls took time out from their busy schedule while in Nashville to attend a performance at the Grand Ole Opry. Pictured here are (front) left to right: Tiffany Johnson, Grace Laden, Alycia Evans, Hannah Heck, Kennedy Prentice, Taryn Wofford, and Madi Auld from Konawa; middle FCCLA advisor Katrina Lewis, Taylor Johnson, Emilee Costner, Amery Dickerson, Tessa Black, Shelby Merriman, Jessie Spencer, and Meegan Costner; (back) Chelsea Leonard, Brooke Holcomb, Jaime Allred and sponsor Lesli Costner.

Allen FCCLA Members are Golden

Fifteen (15) members of the Allen High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America chapter attended the 2013 FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, July 5-12, 2013. Emilee Costner, Shelby Merriman, Jessie Spencer, Amery Dickerson, Tessa Black, Tiffany Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Grace Laden, Charlea Leonard, Hannah Heck, Taryn Wofford, Jaime Allred, Kennedy Prentice, Brooke Holcomb and Alycia Evans traveled with the 250 delegates from Oklahoma who attended the conference.

More than 6,000 students from across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands made the trip to Nashville this year. Workshops, general sessions, vendors, exhibits, motivational speakers, election of the 20132014 national officer team and theme celebrations were just some of the activities that Allen FCCLA members participated in. The national conference also included STAR Events competition and recognition. Students competed for a gold, silver, or bronze medal for their hard work on yearlong

projects. Allen FCCLA was very proud to have all 15 students bring home gold medals, which is the highest honor available to FCCLA STAR Event participants. Emilee Costner received a gold medal for her project in the STAR Event Promote and Publicize FCCLA. Shelby Merriman and Jessie Spencer received a gold medal for their Illustrated Talk: Senior Event, and also earned a perfect score of 100 for their project on improving girls’ self esteem. Amery Dickerson and Tessa Black earned a

by Sheila Valpredo On the morning of Thursday, July 11, 2013, we lost someone dear to us. Bob Plunk passed to his reward for a life well lived. I can say that, not only as a fam-

ily member, but because anyone who truly knew Bob knew that he was the finest, kindest, most generous and selfless, yet modest man we may have ever known.

Born Bobby Glynn Plunk in 1931, he was the youngest child born to Coy C. and Marie (Burgess) Plunk, following Jack Bentley and Patti Jean. Bob

gold medal with their “Bucket Filler” project in the event Focus on Children. Tiffany Johnson, Taylor Johnson, and Grace Laden received a gold

medal in their event Illustrated Talk: Junior, which focused on teaching girls the true meaning of beauty. Charlea Leonard --Continued Page 2

School Physicals All Allen students, grades 7th and up, planning to participate in school athletics/sports during the 2013-14 school year must take a physical. Free physicals will be given one day only, Thursday, July 25th, in the high school (new) gymnasium. Girls will be examined from 6:00 to 7:30 pm; boys from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Parental/guardian permission slips must be signed before the student’s exam. Forms may be picked up at the superintendent’s or high school office, or may be signed that evening at the gym.

Bob Plunk - A Servant’s Heart

State Representative Bob Plunk

was raised on a farm north of Allen and came from humble beginnings learning about a good days work at a young age. He attended Leader School and

graduated from Allen High in 1951. In 1952, he married Mary Ann Gault, and later continued his education at ECU and then continued Page 6

Bob Plunk doing the two things he loved most, cooking on his smoker and spending time with his son Bruce.

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My good friend, Virginia Schauer, shared the following. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did . . . What is the difference between government and Wal-Mart? Government a. The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 237 years to get it right and it is broke. b.

Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 77 years to get it right and it is broke.


Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.


War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 48 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to “the poor” and they only want more.


Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 47 years to get it right and it is broke.


Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 42 years to get it right and it is broke.


The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You have had 35 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

You have FAILED in every “government service” you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars. And you want Americans to believe you can be trusted with a government-run Health Care System? Wal-Mart 1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart every hour of every day. 2.

This works out to $20,928 profit every minute.


Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) than target sells all year.


Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target + Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.


Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world’s largest private employer, and most speak English.


Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the work.


Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only fifteen years.


During this same period, 31 big supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.


Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.


Wal-Mart has approximately 3,900 sores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five years ago.


This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at Wal-Mart stores. (Earths population is approximately 6.5 billion.)


90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a WalMart.

When you compare Wal-Mart and the government it becomes obvious that we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to run the government. And for those that would like to destroy Wal-Mart, the answer is also obvious. Put the government in charge of it. —CC— And speaking of government, here is my favorite story of the week: Once, a man with an alligator walked into a pub and asked the bartender, “Do you serve IRS agents here?”

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ballet of beauty and grace. Suddenly, momentarily, my eyes glazed over with tears. I found myself wondering what would happen when their forest was gone like so many others. What would it be like to live in a world without butterflies? For years all America has been urged to recycle. Our world is changing. We are urged to separate our trash, papers in one container, cans in another, clear glass in another separated from the green and amber glass. Tin cans still in another container. Mothers have been urged to quit using disposable diapers. We can use biodegradable packaging instead of plastic. We can plant trees and conserve energy in an effort to save the planet’s diminishing resources. Think about it. Have you ever known a world without butterflies? To us they represent renewal of life; a transformation that represents the

Rites held for Helen Boren

Helen Dalene Graham Boren passed away to her Lord on July 9, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Helen was the eldest of four children born to educator William Woodson Graham and Verda Leona (Bland) Graham. Helen was born October 19, 1931 on her grandparents’ Allen, Oklahoma farm. She received her first education in Hilltop community, then in Little River community of Hughes County. After graduating

from Holdenville High School in 1948 she went on to East Central State Teachers College (now East Central University). There she met the love of her life, Jack Boren, and they were married in December, 1950. She received her B.S. degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1952. Helen taught Home Economics at Hydro, Oklahoma as Jack completed his degree from Southwestern College in Weatherford. They then moved to Ponca City where Helen taught at the high school and Jack was employed with Conoco. Helen and Jack committed their life to Jesus when they were baptized into the Church of Christ in 1957. They were blessed with two daughters, Jana and Sara, and loved and educated them in Ponca City. Helen enjoyed life in Ponca City and loved teaching, not only in the public school but also in the church. She especially enjoyed teaching the kindergarten and first

grade Bible classes. When Jack retired, Helen retired and they were free to follow their hobbies of fishing (Jack) and oil painting (Helen) and, of course, grandchildren. After 40 years in Ponca City, they moved to Oklahoma City to be near their grandchildren. She is survived by her devoted husband Jack, daughters Jana Boren and Sara Jandreau (husband, Robert) of Oklahoma City, brother JR (wife, Rorie) of San Antonio, two sisters Charlotte Barnes of Houston and Verdonna Timmons (husband, Jack) of Tulsa, and five grandchildren (Jason and Alyssa Hand, Jackson, Hope, and Bennett Jandreau). Her sweet spirit and unshakeable faith were an inspiration to us all. She faced death with courage and grace. She taught us how to live, and she showed us how to die. A Memorial Service was held Monday, July 15th, 11 a.m., at Demuth Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.

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Services for Sally Ann Graham, 69, of Ada, are 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 19th, at the Chickasaw Community Center, Rev. Don Jacob will officiate. Burial will follow at Steedman Cemetery. A Wake service will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Criswell Funeral Home. Mrs. Graham died Monday, July 15, 2013 at an Oklahoma City hospital. She was born February 17, 1944 in Allen, Oklahoma to Simon and Pauline Alexander Walker. She attended Allen schools. She married Bobby Don Graham in 1965. Mrs. Graham

was a mould cleaner at Brockway Glass Company until her retirement. She was a member of Mitchell Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Bobby Graham, of the home; a son, Darrell Walker and wife Johnna of Ada; a daughter, Shirley Shelton and husband Jerry of Ada; five brothers, Wordley Walker, Ada, Herman Walker and wife Opal, Ada, Toni Walker and wife Carolyn, Mill Creek, Virgil Walker and wife Ramona, Allen, and Gary Walker and wife Laverna, Allen; three sisters, Rosie Postoak, Allen, Gladys Johnson and husband David, Ada, and Hazel Wallace and husband Joe, Ada; seven grandchildren, William Shelton and wife Audra, Chris Turner and wife Rebecca, Zach Shelton, Lindsey Shelton, Nacobi Walker, Alexis Walker and Dylan Walker; and seven great grandchildren. Bearers will be Christopher Turner, Zachary Shelton, Thurman Walker, Tim Postoak, Eddie Postoak and Niki Walker. Services are under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.

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Services for Bobby Glynn “Bob” Plunk, 81, of Allen, were 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 13th, at the Allen School Auditorium, Rev. Lonnie Palmer and Mr. Tommy McFerran officiated. Burial followed at the Allen Cemetery. Mr. Plunk died Thursday, July 11, 2013 at an Ada hospital. He was born September 12, 1931 near Allen, Oklahoma to Coy Columbus and Ima Marie Burgess Plunk. He attended grade school at Leader and Allen, and graduated from Allen High School. He married Mary Ann Gault in 1952. He later married Wanita Danley in 1996. She preceded him in death on July 5, 2007. Mr. Plunk owned several small businesses, includ-

in 1965, Plunk’s Carwash, and the White Kitchen Café, later known as Bob’s Fast Pac. Mr. Plunk served as the Mayor and City Manager of the City of Allen and had served as an Oklahoma State Representative for District #25 from 1995 until 2007. He served in the U. S. Air Force Strategic Air Command during the Korean Conflict, being honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant. Survivors include his son, Bruce Plunk and his wife Jessica of Ada; two grandchildren, Allie Plunk and her fiancé, Joey Gastineau, both of Allen, and Clay Plunk of Ada; and a sister, Pat Kelley of Allen. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack B. Plunk. Bearers were Danny McDougal, Dick Wilkerson, Greg Mills, Byron Rowsey, Alan Simpson and Scott Fortner. Honorary bearers were Dexter Pruitt, Ed Harman, Gary Starns, members of the Allen Lodge #81 A.F. & A.M., and the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Arrangements were under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.

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Eating was pretty important in the Bullard family—at least the one I grew up in. Whether it was breakfast or supper, we all sat down, a prayer was said and the eating started. There was no carrying off food to a bedroom or porch—you ate with the family. There was a lot of talking and fellowship. Sunday dinner was the apex of these meals. Sometimes a meal’s conversation would take an unexpected and unpleasant turn. A Sunday morning visit by me to the Stonewall United Methodist Church brought me under some unwanted scrutiny at one of these Sunday meals. It wasn’t my first visit to the Methodist Church. Boy scouts had their meeting there and plus when they had their “revivals” we often attended. Glen Elkin’s parents, George and Maude attended there but Glen had been attending Sunday School with me at the Baptist church as we had a large boy’s class that sported

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a boy’s baseball team. We traveled and often played the kids down at Stringtown—site of the Oklahoma reformatory for boys. Our teacher and coach, Eddie Harper spent many hours of his time working with this class. He often said he couldn’t tell much difference between them and us. When Glen got out of our Sunday-school he walked the one block that separated the two churches and he often asked me to go with him. I did—sometimes. I enjoyed going up there and counted on my folks not even noticing it. They didn’t until one Sunday my mom asked, “Son where did you sit in church this morning? I couldn’t find you but you were there when church was over.” That was another thing I liked about the Methodist— they got out before we did and I could slip back in my

pew like nothing happened and be there for the Baptist’s invitation and alter time. Of course I hadn’t bothered to burden my parents with all this information—they probably wouldn’t be able to understand. Much to my surprise they didn’t mind and my somewhat clandestine trips continued once in a while. I knew that the Bullard’s had evolved from a long line of Methodist in Alabama but my Grandpa Bullard, who was a Methodist himself, married a Baptist—My grandma Ruby—thus we became Baptist. As we all know, this practice is still common. One of the differences, I told my brother (who has switched back to the Methodist Church) was they had better fixtures. They not only had a very pretty building but it had pretty curtains draped near real stained glass in their windows—not paint-

ed glass like we had (Who says appearances aren’t important?) and I liked the way they got out early. Still do. The Stonewall Methodist are no longer active and the historic church building is in danger of being torn down. We need to remember the rich history of the town of Stonewall and this beautiful building as it relates to the history of the State of Oklahoma, the history of how Stonewall was founded and the history of how it got its name. The emotion-filled and unforgettable story of “The Trail of Tears” is forever and tangibly entwined in those beautiful stained-glass windows which were lovingly removed by local resident founding families

from their church in Mississippi and carried them carefully to Stonewall where they remain providing beauty and history to the little church. Let’s keep it like that. Money is being raised to help restore this old church building so it can house an historical museum for Stonewall. If you would like to participate you can write to or call Kay Henry for more information about this important and worthy project. Her address is CR 3660, Stonewall, Ok 74871. It is how a community reacts to projects of this sort that oftentimes defines it. Meanwhile, be sure to attend and support your church this Sunday. Wayne Bullard, DPh

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from Page 1 OU, but not before proudly serving his country in the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command during the Korean conflict. In 1961, their son and only child, Bruce, was born. Bob Plunk was a self-made man who had a good work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit which he shared with his community. He operated Plunk Service Company and a local car wash, and was more widely known for operating the White Kitchen Café, later known as the Fast Pac. Every morning before dawn, the early risers could be assured a pot of coffee was ready at the café whether Bob was present or not. He trusted his loyal customers, as well as strangers, with everything he had. He lived by the Golden Rule, always helping others who may be in a bind in some way and never expected anything in return. He was a man of honor. Stories can be told of his willingness to take a stranger stranded on the road to his destination in the middle of the night without concern for his own well being. Bob was just like that. He took up for the underdog and trusted others to a fault. Over the years, a large box of unpaid charge tickets accumulated at the store and remained after he closed the place. His loyal customers often wondered why he never collected on the debts, even though those debtors went on to do business with a competitor in town. Bob just figured they need the cash more than his friendship and loyalty and let it go. He was known for putting the needs of others before his own. Bob served the community in other ways too, and involved himself with local politics serving as Mayor and City Manager of Allen over the years. He was encouraged by many to seek the position of Oklahoma State Representative for District #25. He won handily in 1994 and served with honor for 12 years until he Bob is pictured visiting with Irene Gragert and Ken Harris at a recent Allen Customer stepped down after the 2006 legislative session. It was during his Appreciation Day. second year in office he married Wanita Danley in the State House of Representatives officiated by the Chief Justice of the Supreme continued Page 7

No one know the number of hamburgers Bob cooked on this grill at the Fast Pac . . . but they were all good.

Welding is a hot job but Bob worked at it for many years, doing business as Plunk’s Service Company.

Bob leaned out the drive-thru window countless times while taking orders at Bob’s Fast Pac.


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Court of Oklahoma. They made their home in Ada until her death in 2007. At the end of his service as State Representative due to term limits and the emotional strains following the death of Wanita, Bob returned home to Allen occupying a small modest trailer next to his old service shop. He continued to work for the benefit of local interests until he fully retired. He filled his latter days with visits from family and friends as well as adopting and nurturing his many cats. He would often visit the Elks lodge on weekends for a good meal and a few hours on the dance floor when the opportunity arose. He loved being around people and loved sharing a good joke and talk of the good old days. Almost everyone has a story to share about Bob. In time, health issues began to emerge which limited his mobility. However, he still enjoyed getting out and could be seen in his little pickup driving around town and taking care of business at his car wash. When greeting someone, he always had a smile and a handshake. Most of all he loved a big hug, and it was always returned, whether or not he could remember a familiar face or knew your name anymore. We all mourn his passing and send our condolences to Bruce and his family, his sister Patti, his nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. I will miss Bob very much, too. He will always remain in my heart, remembered with great respect as a caring and compassionate servant of the people who lived a moral life with grace and dignity. He was like family to many who knew and loved him and he will truly be missed. Bob served as an Honorary Board Member of the Allen Historical Society and was a supportive lifetime member. Bob leaves a remarkable legacy of love and honor for Bruce, Jessica, Allie, Joey, and Clay to hold dear in their hearts. Future generations will also remember Bob Plunk, for a life well lived.

The following article is a reprint from the February 15, 2007 edition of The Allen Advocate by LeaAnn Wells Bob Glynn Plunk was born September 12, 1931 in the Leader Community just east of Allen where his parents, Coy and Marie Plunk, were farmers. The Plunks had come to Oklahoma a few generations earlier, first from Tennessee, then to Arkansas and Texas before arriving in this area by covered wagon. Bob remembers his grandparents, Peter and Alice Plunk lived on Bald Knob where Tim and Brenda Robertson now have their home. The youngest of three, Bob grew up during the Depression and remembers the steps taken during President Roosevelt’s presidency to bring the United States back to economic stability. “Most everyone was a Democrat. When I was a youngster growing up around Allen, I can remember only one man registered as a Republican, his name was Burt Dobbs. “ Bob started the 8th grade at Allen in 1946 when the Leader School closed. At that time Bob had a choice to go to Allen or Atwood. “I decided to go to Allen because I wanted to play sports’ He recalls his first day at school in Allen. He arrived not knowing where to go but Mr. Reynolds, the elementary principal, directed him to a big

brick building. Mrs. Bessie Brown was his teacher. The classroom filled with children, and he knew no one. After awhile a bell on the wall rang and the kids raced for the door. Bob followed a little more slowly and outside found all the elementary students playing at recess. He remembers looking around, feeling a little lost, and thinking, this must be the biggest place in the world. Bob wasn’t alone for long, the kids soon learned he could play ball and he became one of the gang. “I played all sports but my sophomore year I didn’t get much experience in baseball. I played second base, but Buddy Yount was pitching that year and he would strike everybody out so we did a lot of standing around. Buddy was a great athlete! We went to playoffs and we didn’t win the whole state but the first game he pitched he got 15 strike outs! I could have been a lot better, more experienced second baseman but I never got to handle the ball because Bud was on the plate striking everybody out!” Bob graduated from Allen High School in 1950, and enlisted in Air Force on January 15, 1951. Following basic training in San Antonio, Texas he was sent to southern California where he attended the Cal Aero Technical Institute and earned certification as an Aircraft Hydraulic & Electrical Technician. Bob was selected to become part of the Strategic Support Squadron of Strategic Air Command. His unit was in charge of twelve large C-124 transport planes that delivered troops and supplies all over the world. He served just over four years and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. Although never stationed overseas, this was the time of the Korean War and Bob was on many flights into that and other countries. While in the Air Force Bob, came home on leave and married a local girl, Mary Ann Gault from Allen. Together, Bob and Mary Ann had one child, Bruce. “Bruce’s first word was ball! We knew he would always have something to do with sports and today he is employed by Byng Schools as the athletic director. I am very proud of him and his family!” Bruce’s wife Jessica is also employed by Byng schools. They have two children, Allie, who is an honor student at ECU, and Clay is a senior at Byng. In January of 1955, Bob left the Air Force and came back to Allen and began working in the oil industry. In 1956, he attended East Central University, Ada, and then transferred to the University of Oklahoma. Although Bob didn’t complete his degree he took the knowledge of what he had learned and came back to Allen and went into business with his in-laws. “I wanted to make some money and I couldn’t do that in school. My only claim to academic fame was in the third grade. I entered the Hughes County Academic Spelling Bee. We had 36 words and I was the only kid that got them all right. But I did have smarts and we, my in-laws and I, began our own business where we built and rebuilt drilling bits for the oil industry.” The Plunk Service Company also made the first of many camper jacks and other products for the Idle Time Campers, and did contract work for the railroads. His wife, Mary Ann, and

Mrs. Geraldean Revels were the first teachers in the 4-year-olds program. This new grade level, started under Alfred Darras’ superintendency, was given a classroom with a few chairs but no actual equipment. Most of the items used at that level for the next few years were built by Bob. He also remembers that his son, Bruce, was a member of that first class. During the late 1970s he purchased the White Kitchen Cafe on Hwy. 1 and made it into a convenience store and gas station while keeping the grill in the back. Renamed Bobís Fast Pac, the business kept him very busy until he felt the pull of politics and sold-out to Roger McNeal in the mid-1990s. ìEarlier people had started inquiring about me running for the Allen city council. So after a while I decided I would run and I won. This was way back in the 60s and I enjoyed that and I stayed real active in politics from then on.î Bob also served as Pontotoc County election Board Secretary during the 1980s. “I got more involved with state politics when Dick Wilkerson was running for State Senator in 1988. We campaigned hard and beat an incumbent. I enjoyed working on his campaign.” Bob made such an impression on the political seen that over the years people began propositioning him to run for Oklahoma State Representative. “I didn’t win the first time I ran for office, but I did receive 49% of the vote. So for the next two years I stayed focused on the issues and when election time came around the incum-

bent in that seat approached me and told me he would not be running for reelection this time because I almost beat him the last time and knew he couldn’t beat me this time. That was a real compliment and so I did run that year and I won. And have served for the last 12 years “My inclination always was to look at what was good for rural Oklahoma. I was always, push, push, and push for rural Oklahoma. I feel comfortable with everything I did, and I certainly am pleased with the work I accomplished for rural Oklahoma. I was chairman of Transportation Department which oversees the infrastructure and roads; rural Oklahoma was lacking in good roads. About seven state highways come into Pontotoc County. “I worked hard for elderly issues and lower income people. Those people deserved to be at the table to. One thing that I was really impressed with during my service is the new dome on the capitol. Everyone should go up there and see it.” While in office Bob married Wanita Danley, a long time Ada resident and retired professor of East Central University. ìWe married after I was elected to the House. We had gone to the Speaker of the House, Glen Johnsonís wedding and he called one day and said he heard we were going to get married, and I told him that yes we were. He suggested that after session that Wanita1 and I marry in the middle of the House Floor and everybody in the gallery can be your witness.î So Wanita and Bob married in the middle of the Oklahoma House of Representativeís floor.

Bob had many successes during his service to Oklahoma, but one of his most memorable moments was back in the 90ís when the F-6 tornado went through Oklahoma City. ìI was in a motel and I got to watching it and realized it was coming toward us. I ran into a friend of mine, Chester Daniels and he asked where I was headed, and I replied I am running from this storm and he said ëWell I am going with you.í We jumped into my car and started east on I-40 and got up to the 15th Street overpass when highway patrol stopped us and said that tornado is right over there. So we got off and pulled up under the overpass. “In just a little while troopers came up and said “You guys gather up all these women and children and get as far up under this overpass as you can and hold on as tight as you can, because that there tornado is coming right toward us.” We did what he said and it wasnít much longer until the wind started blowing and that tornado went right over us! It sounded just like a freight train! Nobody was hurt thankfully! Of course we were all wet and shaken up, but we had just survived a tornado!” Bob’s service term expired this past November. Under the law, 12 years is the maximum service term for a state representative. However Bob still does work at the capitol and is also doing some research work for the Chickasaw Nation. “I also want to work around here on my land and of course do some work out in my shop. I am not one to sit around, even at my age I have to stay busy, it keeps me young!”

Bob and long time friend John Ashby sat together and shared a visit during a past Allen Alumni get-together.

Never taking his voting privilege for granted, Bob cast his ballot while Joy Anderson looked on.


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A two vehicle accident Monday morning, July 15th, claimed the life of a Maud resident and sent two others to Oklahoma City hospitals in critical condition. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Kyle Winrow investigated the accident which occurred on SH-9, near the Maud turn-off west of just Seminole. The accident occurred about 7:17 a.m. Robert Hopper, 43, of Maud died at the scene from massive injuries, the patrol reported. Hopper was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Tracker westbound on SH 9 as a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria, being driven by Tonia Kuehn, 37, Ada, was eastbound. The OHP reported Kuehn’s Ford crossed the centerline and struck Hopper’s vehicle. Kuehn was taken to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City by REACT ambulance, suffered head, leg and internal injuries. She also was admitted in critical condition, the patrol reported. Hopper’s passenger, Koby Colber, 18, of Rimrock, Arizona, was transported by REACT EMS ambulance to Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City, where he was admitted in critical condition with head, leg and internal trunk injuries, the report shows. It was raining at the time of the crash according to the trooper’s report, and cause of the collision is listed as pending for further investigation. Seat belts were not in use in either vehicle, the OHP said. Troopers Tyson Wright and Brian Orr, along with deputies from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, assisted Winrow at the scene. Mrs. Kuehn had been hired by the Allen Board of Education during their May meeting, accepting the position of Junior High Math teacher.


Wayne and Rhonda Throw 4th of July Celebration Fireworks Show Enjoyed by Allen Residents Wayne Layell arrived home on the 27th of June to help get ready for his and Rhonda Nix’s eighth annual July 4th celebration. Those attending enjoyed S p e n c e r ’s S m o k e h o u s e

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We would like to thank the Allen community for the respect, love and care they gave my father the past few years. You allowed him to remain independent during his ďŹ nal years, and your show of sympathy after his passing was gratefully appreciated. We also want to extend special thanks to Bro. Lonnie Palmer, Tommy McFerran and Dick Wilkerson for speaking at the service, to the Atwood Singers for the beautiful music, and to the ladies of the Bethel Free Will Baptist Church and Allen First Baptist for the meal. The Plunk Family

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GARAGE SALE — Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 8 to 5. 608 East Broadway. Lots of kid clothes and misc. 3-FAMILY YARD SALE — Friday & Saturday, 1100 East Gilmore. Name brand clothes for teenage girls, furniture, lots of misc. YARD SALE — Friday & Saturday, 9 to 4. 331 Miller Street, across from the old school in Francis. Picnic table set, dog cage, plants, ball cads, cement items, collectibles, jewelry.

GIGANTIC INSIDE SALE — 5180 N. 3775 Rd; 1-3/4 miles south of Gerty of Jackson Lawson’s homeplace. Three Fridays & Saturdays: July 12/13, 19/20 & 26/27. Books galore, craft supplies and patterns, three sets of good used tires, and much more.


Anyone having interest in a 1957 Dodge 100 VIN# L16803, contact Donald Weddle, 903-875-9803. Sale Date: August 2, 2013. (Published in The Allen Advocate on July 18, 25 and August 1, 2013)


All persons having an indebtedness or claim against The Town of Stonewall are hereby notified that all invoices and documentation pertaining to said purchase order or contract must be recorded in the office of City Clerk on or before September 30, 2013, covering all debts now unpaid and incurred during the period beginning on July 1, 2012, and ending on June 30, 2013, or said accounts shall be void and forever barred. Jeanne Braum City Clerk/Treasurer Town of Stonewall (Published in The Allen Advocate on July 11 and 18, 2013)


IN THE DISTRICT COURT WITHIN AND FOR PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA No. P-2013-57 In the Matter of the Estate of JOHNATHAN MATTHEW HOTEMA, Deceased. NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION The State of Oklahoma to: The heirs, next of kin and creditors of the said JOHNATHAN MATTHEW HOTEMA, Deceased. You are hereby notified that Kerri Scroggins, also known as Kiri Scroggins, has applied for Letters of Administration on said estate to be granted to her, and requested the Court to determine the identity of all heirs of the deceased, and that said Petition will be heard by said Court at the courtroom in the County Courthouse in the City of Ada, in said County, on the 30th day of July, 2013, at 1:30 o’clock p.m., when and where all persons interested may appear and contest the same. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court affixed this 10 day of July, 2013 Thomas S. Landrith Judge of the District Court Jason D. Christopher, OBA#17383 Sweeney, Draper & Christopher, P.L.L.C. P.O. Box 190 Ada, OK 74821-0190 (Published in The Allen Advocate on July 18, 2013)

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA No. PB-2013-46 In the Matter of the Estate of James Elmore Abbott, Jr., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS All creditors having claims against James Elmore Abbott, Jr., 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 the named personal representative by mailing the same to James R. Scrivner, P.C., Attorney at Law, Post Office Box 1373, Ada, Oklahoma 74820, on or before the following presentment date: September 9, 2013, or the same will be forever barred. /s/ Judy A. Abbott JUDY ABBOTT Personal Representative of the Estate of James Elmore Abbott, Jr., Deceased James R. Scrivner, OBA #8033 JAMES R. SCRIVNER, P.C. Post Office Box 1373 Ada, Oklahoma 74820 Attorney for the Estate (Published in The Allen Advocate on July 11 and 18, 2013)


IN THE DISTRICT COURT WITHIN AND FOR PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA Case No. CV-2013-84 Leland E. Perkins and Margie F. Perkins, Plaintiffs, Vs. The Heirs, etc., of Beatrice Ruth Patton, Deceased; et al., Defendants NOTICE BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: The Heirs, Executors, Administrators, Devisees, Trustees and Assigns, of Beatrice Ruth Patton, Deceased; and, The Unknown Successors of Beatrice Ruth Patton, Deceased. You, the Defendants above named, are hereby notified that impleaded with other defendants you have been sued by the above named Plaintiffs in the above entitled action in the District Court of Pontotoc County, State of Oklahoma; that you must answer the Petition filed by said Plaintiffs in said action on or before the 22nd day of August, 2013, or said Petition will be taken as true and judgment rendered accordingly in favor of the Plaintiffs and against all the Defendants in said action, quieting the title of the Plaintiffs in and to the following described real estate situated in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, to-wit: The East 46.6 feet of Lot Two (2), in Block Two (2) of Dan Hays Addition to the City of Ada, Oklahoma, according to the recorded plat thereof, and determining the death of Beatrice Ruth Patton, Deceased; and further determining who were the particular persons who took or were entitled to take the above described real estate under the Laws of Succession of the State of Oklahoma upon the death of said decedent, and forever barring and enjoining the Defendants from asserting any right, title, lien, estate, encumbrance, claim, assessment, or interest, either in law or in equity, in and to the real property involved herein. KAREN DUNNIGAN, Court Clerk, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma By: B. Myers Deputy Alvin D. Files, OBA#2902 Mayhue, Summers & Johnson, PLLC 114 S. Broadway P. O. Box 1488 Ada, Oklahoma 74820 (580) 436-6500 Attorneys for Plaintiff (Published in The Allen Advocate on July 11, 18 and 25, 2013)



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Allen Academic Award Winners

The 9th annual Allen Academic Banquet & Awards Ceremony will be held this evening, Thursday, May 23rd. The banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria with the award ceremony to follow in the auditorium. The Allen Academic Booster Club is pleased to be able to honor Allen students in grades 7th thru 12th for their scholastic achievements. Funding for the annual banquet and awards was raised by donations. Speaker for this year’s ceremony is Brad Clay. Brad was a 2000 graduate of Allen High where he served as both class and student council president, was a Boys’ State representative, and showed his athletic prowess in football, baseball and basketball. He went on to East Central University and played football for the Tigers. The Lord called Brad into youth ministry and for the last 12 years Brad served in Oklahoma as a youth pastor. Brad used his love for the outdoors to minister to students as well as others. Brad founded Final Descent Outdoors as an outreach in his church. It grew from that into a national TV

show that is now in 40 million homes in North America. Brad and his wife April and two children, Matthias and Ava, have taken a step of faith and have decided to follow the Lord and pursue Final Descent Outdoors and outdoor ministry full time. Brad travels the country challenging men and others through the outdoors to follow Christ. Brad also authors bible studies and other material for outdoorsman. Superintendent Ty Harman will emcee the evening and announce presentation of the awards. Awards to be presented include the Masonic Lodge Awards for Students and Teacher of Today, Masonic Scholarships, Woodmen of the World, OSU-IT, Oklahoma Baptist University, Academic Jackets, FCCLA Nation Honors, BPA National Honors, Superintendent’s Honor Roll, Principal’s honor Roll, Oklahoma Honor Society, Interscholastic Meet Winners, Academic Teams, Elk’s Lodge Students of the Month, Lion’s Club Students of the Month, U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar/ Athlete Award, Citizens Bank Board, Herff Jones Leader-

ship award, Most Useful Student Award, honor Students, Valedictorian/Salutatorian, Oklahoma Academic Scholar, OHLAP Scholars, East Central University, Murray State College, Mike & Leslie Dicus Memorial Scholarship, university of Oklahoma, Horatio Alger Association National Scholarship, Pontotoc County Farm Bureau Scholarship, Pontotoc Conference Scholarship, Dr Pepper/Coca-Cola Scholarship, Wayne & Pat Bullard Scholarship, Heather Johnson/Shalonda Johnson Claxton Scholarship, Farmers State Bank Scholarships, various other scholarships, and college acceptance recognition. Students to be honored at the 2013 Academic Awards Ceremony are: 7th Grade — Austin Bailey, Jonathan Bailey, Jacob Boyd, Coleten Griffith, Samantha Hammonds, Kaylee Huffstutlar, Trep Leonard, Mikael Morrison, Kaitlynn Roby, Michael Roniss, Garrett Wallis, Tanner Wofford 8th Grade — Kellyn Black, Rush Black, Faith Caldwell, Laney Deaton, Laney Deaton, Taelor Diener, Colby Eaker, Isabel Finney, Abby Gaines, Mark Huitt, Tanner Jarrett, Taylor Johnson, Tiffany Johnson, grace Laden, Laura LaFave, Kayla Lawler, Caitlen Riddle, Emily Smith, Brandi Thompson, Chelsea Wedlow 9th Grade — Jaime Allred,

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Felony Charges filed against Terry Pierce Felony charges of Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adult have been filed in Hughes County District Court against an Allen resident. According to felony information filed in Hughes County District Court, Terry Allen Pierce, 34, “did unlawfully, willfully, knowingly and feloniously engage in exploitation of (victim’s name withheld), a vulnerable adult, who due to incapacity is unable to manage

his property or financial affairs effectively or to protect himself from exploitation without assistance from others, by knowingly, through deception or intimidation, obtaining or using (victim’s) funds, assets or property valued at less than $100,000 with the intent to temporarily or permanently deprive (victim) of the use, benefit, or possession thereof, or to benefit someone other than (victim).”


Pontotoc County RWD#6 Consumer Confidence Report 2012 Is my water safe? Last year, as in years past, our tap water met all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state drinking water health standards. Local Water vigilantly safeguards its water supplies and once again we are proud to report that our system has not violated a maximum contaminant level or any other water quality standard. Do I need to take special precautions? Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/ AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Water Drinking Hotline (800-426-4791). Where does my water come from? Pontotoc County RWD#6 purchases water from the City of Ada Source water assessment and its availability The source water assessment would be located with the city of Ada Why are there contaminants in my drinking water? Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity: microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, that may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife; inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial, or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming; pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses; organic Chemical Contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems; and radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health. How can I get involved? Pontotoc County RWD #6 has a monthly board meeting the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. located at the rural water district office in Fittstown, Cross Connection Control Survey The purpose of this survey is to determine whether a cross-connection may exist at your home or business. A cross connection is an unprotected or improper connection to a public water distribution sys tem that may cause contamination or pollution to enter the system. We are responsible for enforcing cross-connection control regulations and insuring that no contaminants can, under any flow condition, enter the distribution system. If you have any of the devices listed below please contact us so that we can discuss the issue, and if needed, survey your connection and assist you in isolating it if that is necessary. • Boiler/Radiant heater (water heaters not included) • Underground lawn sprinkler system • Pool or hot tub (whirlpool tubs not included) • Additional source(s) of water on the property • Decorative pond • Watering trough

on't forget to download your 2x2 ads te this week. he Ad Name to download. Additional Information for Lead If present, elevated of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for from OPS for the 2x2levels ads.) pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. City of Francis is ere in your newspaper.

responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at lead.

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A copy of this CCR report is available for viewing at the Ada Public Library or upon request at the Rural Water District #6 in Fittstown at (580)777-2296. (Published in The Allen Advocate on July 18, 2013)



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This crime is punishable by imprisonment for up to ten years or by a fine not exceeding $10,000. Documents filed in this case state that the victim visited the office of the Pontotoc DHS and explained injuries received when he was nine years old have diminished his capacity as a result. Pierce was granted guardianship over the victim after the death of his previous trustee. A fter the victim stated his belief that Pierce had misappropriated his funds, an investigation began into the allegations. Looking through copies of cancelled checks that Pierce had written on the victim’s account, the victim stated that a check for a cell phone did not benefit him. A check for motorcycle repairs was written, although the victim does not own a motorcycle. A check was written for a boat, and the victim stated that he did not own a boat. Several checks were written for gas cards. The victim stated that at no time did he ever receive a gas card, since he pays for all his gas, food


IN THE DISTRICT COURT WITHIN AND FOR PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA Case No. PB-13-13 In the Matter of the Estate of CLYDE DOUGLAS COATS, Deceased. ORDER FOR HEARING PETITION FOR SALE It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court from the verified Petition of Terry Bray, Personal Representative of the estate of Clyde Douglas Coats, deceased, on file herein, that it is in the best interest of the estate to sell the real property belonging to said estate and described in said Petition, in order to satisfy creditors’ claims. THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED by the Court that all persons interested in the estate of the said Clyde Douglas Coats, deceased, appear before the District Court of Pontotoc County, State of Oklahoma, in the Courtroom thereof, in the City of Ada, on the 1st day of August, 2013, at 1:00 o’clock p.m. then and there to show cause, if any they have, why an Order, as prayed for in said Petition should not be granted to the said Personal Representative to sell said real property of said deceased, at either public or private sale, for the reasons and purposes mentioned in said Petition, as he shall judge to be for the best interest of said estate and of all parties interested therein. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED by the Court that copies of this Order be mailed to all heirs, legatees, devisees or guardians thereof, with postage thereon prepaid, at their last known addresses; and that a copy of this Order to show cause be published once in some newspaper published in this County, the publication of which notice shall not be less than ten days before the time fixed of said hearing. DATED this 9 day of July, 2013. Thomas S. Landrith Judge of the District Court Kurt B. Sweeney, OBA#17544 Sweeney, Draper & Christopher P.O. Box 190 Ada, OK 74821-0190 (Published in The Allen Advocate on July 18, 2013)


IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA PB-2013-50 In the Matter of the Estate of WISEY JANE McKANE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS All creditors having claims against 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 Kathy LeAnn Sanders Edwards, Personal Representative, 16054 County Road 3531, Ada, Oklahoma 74920, on or before the following presentment date: August 29, 2013 or the same will be forever barred. s) Kathy LeAnn Sanders Edwards Pro Se (Published in The Allen Advocate on July 11 and 18, 2013)

and other expenses from a $300 check he receives weekly. One check was cashed for $750.00 ad another was a cashier’s check for $2,500.00. O n June 2, Pierce was interviewed about several purchases, particularly the $750.00 and cashier’s check for $2,500.00. Pierce stated that he took out $3,250.00 with the intent of hiring legal and accounting services, but instead sent it to his daughter for her to obtain a lawyer for personal matters. Pierce stated that he knew he was in

the wrong and that he would pay the victim back. When asked if he had a yearly accounting as well as receipts for all purchases regarding the victim, Pierce replied that he had a few receipts concerning car repairs. On June 3, Pierce provided a written statement and six receipts concerning car repair and insurance. The report states that it appears that Pierce is purchasing auto insurance for his Jeep for his own benefit through the victim’s trust. Reprint from The Holdenville News

Hughes County Court Records

FELONIES Lester Dale Bucktrot—driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol Henry John Sanchez Jr.—possession of a controlled substance MISDEMEANORS Dondrea Jammal Florie—domestic abuse—assault & battery Nancy King—driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol aggravated MARRIAGES Rogelio Luevano & Berenice Vega, both of Holdenville Waymon Potts & Kasi Stephens, both of Wetumka DIVORCE Priscilla Lynn Goodman vs Roy Edward Goodman Jr. Kimberly Anne Harjo vs Demonte A. Harjo Rhonda A. Springs vs Richard D. Springs CIVIL Vanguard Permian, L.L.C. vs William Bolin—surface damages Midland Funding LLC vs John Allen—indebtedness Capital One Bank vs Janette Woods—indebtedness SMALL CLAIMS Burton-gibbs Finance, Inc. vs Josiah Nyberg—indebtedness Holdenville Finance vs Beverly A. Merriman—indebtedness Holdenville Finance vs Jana Larney—indebtedness TRAFFIC Racheal Nicole Baldwin—speeding 16-20 mph over limit Jeffrey Ryan Black—no seat belt Woodrow Jay Black—operating a motor vehicle in a manner not responsible or proper Stephen G. Bridges—no seat belt David W. Broomhall—operating vehicle without driver license required for type of vehicle Kristen Mae Cobb—no seat belt Cleyopha Rome Cody—driving under suspension-2nd offense; no seat belt Timothy Cooper—no seat belt Stormi Danielle Crow—no seat belt; speeding 11-15 mph over limit Timothy Todd Duncan—no seat belt John Wesley Eggleston—no seat belt; driving under suspension-1st offense Lorenzo Esquivel Jr.—operating motor vehicle without valid driver’s license Acie Dion Harrison—no seat belt; failure to comply with compulsory insurance law Kevin Obryan Hart—operating motor vehicle without valid driver’s license; failure to comply with compulsory insurance law; operating motor vehicle with expired registration; speeding 1-10 mph over limit Pamela Kay Jackson—no seat belt Barbara Beth Jordan—operating motor vehicle without OK operator’s license; no seat belt Wiley F. Knight—no seat belt Kenneth Lightsey—speeding 31-35 mph over limit Jonathon Morgan Nichols—no seat belt Kevin Deon Penrice—driving left of center in marked zone Jowetta D. Phillips—operating motor vehicle without valid driver’s license Henry John Sanchez Jr.—driving under suspension-1st offense Steven Leroy South—speeding 31-35 mph over limit Donna Arleen Tiger—driving under suspension Gary Twomey—no seat belt Bobby Dean Wilson—speeding 11-15 mph over limit Dale Leroy Windsor—operating motor vehicle without valid OK operator’s license

Out & About

—O&A— Barbara McPherson accompanied by Bonnie Bray and granddaughter BrayCee Wilson traveled to the Sequoyah State Park in Ft. Gibson this past week. They stayed at the Western Hills Lodge and enjoyed horseback riding, swimming and, as a surprise for BrayCee, a visit from her other grandmother, Donna Randall and Ken, from El Reno. —O&A— Tom and Agnes Taylor went to visit their son, Jerry Taylor, on Friday, July 12th, and stayed with him while Gina went out for a few hours. —O&A— Freddie and Deann Johnson spent a relaxing week recently at Lake Texoma. They returned in time to be with daughter, Shana Kaye, as she underwent surgery on Monday. —O&A— Jeree Knighten accompanied her mother, Loretta Craig, to Buffalo, Minnesota to pick up grandson, Ron Winget, who had been spending part of his summer vacation with his father. —O&A— The ladies of the Allen First Baptist Church enjoyed their monthly salad supper this week at the home of Jenice Dye. Pontotoc County Those attending were Linda Spain, Vickie Christian, Mary Court Records Pat Sappenfield, Margaret MISDEMEANORS Billy Albert Baker—failure to Johnson, Brenda Allen, Tammy Lawler, Glenda Ferguson, carry insurance verification Jodi Rae Blackhawk—public Jan Luna, Linda Knighten and drunk; omitting to provide for Myrtle Pyburn.

H arold and Cathy Akins, accompanied by Pete and Brandy Malone, and Bobby, Vanessa, Kaylon and Keylon Malone spent a recent weekend in Fort Worth, Texas with Cathy’s brothers, Charlie Hodo of Lakeside, Texas, and Tom Hodo of Lewisville, Texas. Friday evening the guys attended a Ranger baseball game and on Saturday, Charlie, Tim and Harold attended a T-Ball game in which Charlie’s grandson played. The young man hit two homeruns during the game. A Saturday evening cookout and firework display was enjoyed before the return trip Sunday. —O&A— Out & about, visiting with Rhonda Nix this week were Jacquelyn, James and Silas Nix. —O&A— On Monday, July 9th, Rhonda Nix, Wayne Layell, Judy Chrietzberg and Alyssa Maloy met Steve Spencer and Grady Ray for dinner in Seminole. Wayne accompanied Steve and Grady home and they took him to the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City on Tuesday to head back to New Jersey to work.

minor child Larry Austin Bledsoe—public drunk Brennan Chaney—public drunk Jacob Tyler Clark—possession of controlled dangerous substance-marijuana Trey Allen Coody—driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs Amber Nicole Coplen—public drunk; contributing to the delinquency of a minor Tandy Perrie Deveney—embezzlement Terry Oxford Factor—driving with revoked license Steve James Frederick—possession of controlled dangerous substance-marijuana Zackery Dillon Garrett—actual physical control of vehicle under the influence Clayton Lamar Gay—driving under suspension Garrett Don Gonderman— driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol aggravated Kimberly Ann Griboski—public intoxication James Dwayne Holland Jr.— public intoxication John David Lott—domestic abuse-assault & battery Buck Mobley—obstructing an officer Gregory Ryan Pennington— failure to carry insurance verification Gregory C. Siegfried—failure to carry insurance verification Andre Francois Sierra—public drunk Kevin Todd Smith—public intoxication Rickey Gene Thompson— driving under suspension; failure to comply with compulsory insurance law Joshua Caleb Underwood— public drunk Kelli Diane Vides—failure to comply with compulsory insurance law; driving under suspension Robert William Walling—driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs Marnie Jean Walls—driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs


Allen’s Abbie Harrington Enjoys Baseball at 101

By Keith Dobbs color, Abbie is far from blue. She spends a great amount At 101, Abbie Bell Har- of time reflecting on her rington still enjoys a good colorful lifetime. “We’ve always had a garbaseball game.  “I don’t have a special den.  I raised beans, corn, team, I just like to watch squash, cucumbers and tothem all,” stated Abbie matoes,” she reminisced.  from her blue recliner at the “I like a good pot of brown Woodland Hills Nursing beans and cornbread.” Home in Allen, Oklahoma.  In addition to gardening, The recliner was a gift from Cindy Workman, adminher eight children – four istrator at the Woodland Hills Nursing Home, says boys and four girls. “I especially like the that Abbie lists sewing and teams who wear blue,” she listening to gospel music as continued.  Abbie shared her favorite hobbies. For much of the last decade, that Friday was the day they played baseball during her Abbie has been a resident of the Woodland Hills Nursing school years. With blue as a favorite Home, a proud member of

the Oklahoma Association of Health Care Providers (OAHCP) - a statewide organization working to benefit nursing home residents, their families, nursing home providers and anyone else interested in quality longterm healthcare. Surrounded by pictures of her children and over 20 grandchildren and great grandchildren, she also points to a certificate hanging on her wall from Governor Mary Fallin. The certificate was presented to Abbie on her 100th birthday on December 5, 2011.

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