Allen Advocate VOLUME 67 NUMBER 33 ALLEN, PONTOTOC COUNTY , OKLAHOMA
1 SECTION (USPS 543600) 50¢ THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
AHS Baccalaureate May 18th
Allen’s Baccalaureate Service, honoring the 2014 graduates, will be held by the local Ministerial Alliance on May 18th, 6:00 p.m. in the School Auditorium. F a m i l y a n d friends of the graduates, as well as all area residents, are invited to attend.
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Benjamin and Brenton Lewis, with help from young Landry Lewis, presented an FFA Academic Scholarship to AHS senior Britten Wallace on Tuesday evening during the annual FFA banquet. The scholarship is called the Renda and Shelby Lewis Memorial Scholarship in honor of their mother and sister and is awarded based on the student’s GPA and their participation in school activities. Thank you to Mike and Cindi Sanders, and Chris and Sherri Merriman for their help with this special scholarship.
Now is the time to register for the Allen Alumni AllGirls Basketball Game! The 6-on-6 game will be played at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 14th, during the Allen Alumni Weekend. Registration forms/waivers are available on-line at the Allen Alumni Association facebook page. They must be returned by May 23 rd, along with the $25 registration fee, to receive your free t-shirt. Forms may be mailed to Danli Sanford, P.O. Box 66, Allen, OK 74825.
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FFA advisor Mr. Tyler Spencer presented a 2013-14 Honorary Chapter Degree to Debbie Rinehart for her support and dedication to the local organization.
FFA advisor Mr. Tyler Spencer presented a 2013-14 Honorary Chapter Degree to Morris Chiles for his support and dedication to the local organization.
Sign up now to participate in the fun way to help out the Allen Softball program. Signups can be completed online at Come on support Allen softball ww.signmeup. com/100256 or follow a link on our Mustang Color Stampede 5K. Sign up before nest Thursday to ensure you will get a cool t-Shirt. Registration fee is $30. ]It will be June 14th 2014 registrationwill begin at 7:30 p.m., and the race will start at 8:00 p.m. It will be a part of the alumni week activities held in Allen that weekend, but it will be open to all. This 5k will be hosted and organized by the Allen Softball Boosters as a fundraiser for the Allen Softball Programs. The Allen Softball Program has been growing over the last several years. With this growth, its needs have also grown. We need new lights for our field. In the Fall there were several home games cut short due to the lights being inopperable. We will be resurfacing the adjacent field. Due to the number of girls playing Jr High and High school softball, we are try to get an adjacent field ready so it can be usable as well. We need metal for an outfield fence. We need new back stops for both fields. We also have architects plans to expand our dugouts and bring them upto the standerds needed for high school softball. We also need additional bleechers. All entry fees to this event will benefit the Allen Softball Programs, and will also go towards improvements to the softball facilities. The Mustang Color Stampede will be a 5k fun run beginning and finishing at the Mustang Trails walking track.
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Paul Thomas Boyd (Allen) was awarded the highest honor of Outstanding Student of the Year at Wes Watkins Technology Center’s (WWTC) completion ceremony May 6. Boyd is a student in the Residential HVAC Technician career major. Tanner Bowen (Weleetka) a Biomedical Science Academy student and Melissa Allen (Wetumka) a Veterinary Assistant student tied for the first runner-up award. The winner received $1,000, first runner ups received $500 each and other student of the year finalist received $50. Award donations were provided by BancFirst of Okemah; Citizens State Bank in Okemah, Citizens Security Bank of Weleetka, Citizens Security Bank of Wetumka, First United Bank in Holdenville, First National Bank of Holdenville, The Bank N.A. in Holdenville, Wes Watkins AVTC Foundation, WWTC staff members and WWTC board members. Pictured left to right, Boyd, Bowen, and Allen.
C ountry Comments by Bill Robinson, Publisher
Everything has changed from the “good old days” . . . including death. Not too long ago, dying was simple. You died, the family bought a casket, had a service and you were buried. A few of us “old timers” still want it done the old way. However, a new generation is looking for ways to make their final exit memorable. Do you know about Death Cafés? They’re still pretty new on the scene. If you imagine them as not-quiteunderground meetups where you sit around and enjoy refreshments while musing over the morbid, tantalizing subject of human demise, you’ve pretty much got the
concept. Sound like fun? No? Well, Death Cafés are kind of creepy. But lots of people are eager to gather and gab about their secret concerns: “Why do I fear death so?” “What happens to bodies in graves?” In fact, everything about death is inherently intriguing, including that most eternal of questions: What do I want done with my body after I’m gone? In America, where our ashes can be spread at the 18th hole or converted into precious jewelry or shot into Earth orbit, traditional body-in-steel-casket burial is no longer the goto choice. We’re a society
that prides itself on novelty, including what death care executives (yes, that’s what they call themselves) refer to as “final disposition” of our corpses. The most trendy among today’s options are “natural burials,” in which you may go green by having yourself lowered into the
End of School Schedule of Events Monday, May 19th ................... Elementary Band Concert — 1 pm Monday, May 19th .................................. Athletic Banquet — 6 pm Tuesday, May 20th.............................. AHS Band Concert — 7 pm Thursday, May 22nd.Head Start/PreK/Kindergarten Awards — 9 am Thursday, May 22nd. ................ Grades 1-2-3 Awards — 10:30 am Thursday, May 22nd. ....................... Grades 4-5-6 Awards — Noon Thursday, May 22nd. ........... HS/JH Academic Banquet — 6:30 pm Friday, May 23rd............................. 2014 AHS Graduation — 8 pm
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Carrie & Trent Announce Engagement
Tracy and Kirk Hill are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Carrie Marie Hill, to Dustin Trent Sanders, son of Pam and Brent Sanders. Carrie is a 2010 graduate from Allen High School, she studied Photography at OSU-IT, graduated with a diploma in Dental Assisting, and is currently employed at Custom Dental in Atoka. Carrie is the granddaughter of the late Jim and Debbie Cole of Alma, Alaska and Dodie and the late A.V. Hill of Beaver, Oklahoma. Trent is a 2008 graduate from Allen High School, he graduated from Murray State with an associates in Science and OSU-IT with an associates in HVAC, and currently works for BNSF Railway. Trent is the grandson of Jim and Mary Allred of Allen, Oklahoma and the late L.L. and NevaJo Sanders of Ada, Oklahoma and also the late Freda Sanders of Ada, Oklahoma. The couple will be united in marriage at Postoak Lodge in Tulsa on June 21, 2014. Reverend Seth Swindall of Atoka will officiate the 4:30 service.
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Out & About Allen
Adam Randell of Lawton was out & about during the weekend visiting his grandparents, Jerry and Norma Milne. —O&A— Robin and Dixie Sanders made a Mother’s Day trip to Shawnee to visit their mother/grandmother, Dixie Roberson. Also visiting were Robins sister, Crystal and Kyle Lowrey and daughter Kylee, and niece Myca Roberson.
—O&A— L ou Yargey and son, Leonard Frazier, traveled to Noble to see her sister, Linda Kay Berry, over the weekend. —O&A— C oy West and Sally Stafford have returned from a recent weeklong vacation in Branson, Missouri. While there they took in several shows including Jonah, Country Jubilee, Jim Dandy, Clay Cooper, the
Country Comments cans are just batty when they see what we do with our caskets,” says Cynthia Beal, founder of Natural Burial Company. Some of the newer alternatives to burial are a blast– literally. Jeff Staab, who bills himself as “the world’s leading authority on the scattering of ashes,” will gladly set you up with an Ash Scattering Machine ($500 per use) or a Loved One Launcher ($350 to own), both of which can propel a mixture of cremains and, if you wish, confetti for a distance of 75 feet; the airstream can carry the particles for miles beyond, says Staab. “I’ve even been along on a ski slope for a Dixie cup toast-and-toss,” boasts Staab, who runs a company called Cremation Solutions. “But you don’t want to be downwind for that!” “Uh, is that even legal?” I wonder. “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” Staab replies. Another popular trend is to have a portion of your cremated remains pressed into a custom-made under-sea reef formation. Also hot is the be-some-bling option. A few ashes are stuffed into kitschy jewelry; be prepared to drop as much as $19,000 to have a lock of hair or some ashes compressed into an actual diamond. But the most grand way of saying sayonara has got to be the space journey. Charles Chafer, the CEO of Celestis, says his company can get a smidgen of what was once you into a payload container sent to outer space. Cost: as little as $1,000. If you’d like your ashes slammed into the moon’s surface, that’s more like $10,000. It’s pricey, but “going to the moon is a hopeful statement,” Chafer says. Less ambitious, but more “final” in a sense, is a controversial procedure developed in Scotland just now gaining limited support in the U.S. This novel solution turns bodies into, well, a solution. The technical name is alkaline hydrolysis. Let’s just say this basically amounts to chemically converting corpses into something not unlike a broth that might be poured down a drain at your local Jiffy Lube. With all the plotting by savvy death care marketers, you’d understand why some might nervously wrestle with the choice about their body’s afterlife. I asked myself who in all the country is possibly best positioned to make a considered decision on such a thing. I figured it might be Mary Roach, author of the national best-seller Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. So, I ask her about her own final disposition. “I’m in a deep state of denial. It’s embarrassing,” Roach tells me. “I like the trend toward green burials. I like the frugality.” Or, she says, “Maybe I’ll have my ashes scattered somewhere. Or I’ll donate my body. Or, uh…” Indeed, it can be a particularly tough call these days because, more than ever, the style you specify for your exit expresses a powerful final statement about your life. — Cable Neuhaus World Magazine As for me, I am much more interested in where I go than how I go. —CC— I am reminded of the story shared by Lee Roseman .. . During my mother’s memorial, my five-year-old granddaughter could not stop staring at the urn that contained her ashes. “Is that really Great-Grandma in there?” she asked her mother. “Yes, it is.” “Funny,” she said. ”I always thought she was taller.” —CC— One of my favorite “death” stories happened many years ago at an all night gospel singing. After one group finished, my mother went up to the pianist and asked her, “Was that you or your sister that died last year?” The very kind lady assured my mother that it was her sister.
Shepherd of the Hills, and the Conway Remembrance show at the God & Country Theatre. They also spent time in Eureka Springs, Arkansas before returning home. The couple enjoyed their trip, especially the eating and antiquing.
—O&A— Shana Johnson and Jerry Doucet of Fittstown were out & about Mother’s Day Sunday with her mom, Deann and Freddie Johnson.
Deann also received roses from Fabian and Nicholas Scali of Texas, a gift and call from daughter Lindsey, Derek, Jakob and Cleeton Hisaw, and an overseas call from her son Jason. —O&A—
Thank You The Allen Masonic Lodge #81 want to thank everyone for your outstanding support for the Mother’s Day meal. Your generosity will allow the Lodge to provide 4 scholarships this year, an all time high. We have always appreciated the great support the community has given our Lodge fund raisers.
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Threads of Life by Cleo Emerson LeVally When a person becomes a resident of a nursing home, it becomes their home. Those who are able can still pursue hobbies, have collections, etc. When Daisy Killingsworth, a Healdton artist, entered the nursing home, she was still able to paint. She had a table in her room with all her painting supplies and painted almost daily. I bought a painting she did while in the nursing home in Healdton.
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wanted to show me something. I went to his room with him, and he proudly showed me two tomato plants he had on a table. One of them had a blossom on it. He told me it had just appeared that morning and he was so proud of it. Both plants were of good size and growing fine in his room. This week he found me again as I was visiting and asked me to come with him out into the back yard where the plants had been moved, and he again was so happy to show them off. They were really doing well and I was glad for him that he had them to enjoy. I asked him what he was going to do with the tomatoes when they grew and ripened. ‘Eat them, of course” was his reply. Life in a nursing home is geared to what a resident is able to do. My nephew was born brain damaged and has been a resident for many years. He loves pens. He will asks nurses, aides and any doctor who sees
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him, if they will give him their pen. He also must have a pad in his room that he can draw on. He draws a picture of himself, over and over. Some years ago, he had a side walker, and he always drew that figure with a side walker. Today he just draws a stick figure, but he smokes a pipe and the figure that he draws always has a pipe in his mouth. He had two pads and each time I visit him, both sides of those pads, have this figure of a smoker on each page. I tear them off so he can have clean pages
to draw on. Nothing varies. It is the same each day. He likes to watch TV. He has a DVD player and plays records. He likes to sit out in the courtyard. The residents can pretty much do what they are able to do while living in the nursing home. The nursing home has a large TV in the lounge area for the residents to watch and they have bingo games to attend each weekday in the dining room. Coffee is always available for them in the dining room and they can go there, have a cup of coffee and visit with other residents. It is their home.
Service held for Morris Bryant Graveside services for Morris L. Bryant, 73, of Ada, are 2:00 p.m. today, Thursday, May 15th, at Allen Cemetery, Rev. Gary Caldwell will officiate. Mr. Bryant died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at a local hospital. He was born October 4, 1940 in Allen, Oklahoma to Lee Arlin and Gladys Moondy Bryant. He graduated from Allen High School. He married Bobbie Jean Lively on April 18, 1959 in Atwood, Oklahoma. Mr. Bryant was a butcher for Safeway and Homeland Grocery Stores until his retirement. He served in the Oklahoma National Guard. Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Bryant, of the home; two sons, Phillip Bryant of Byng and Greg Bryant of Ada; two sisters, Barbara Caldwell of Ada, and Sandra Garrett and her husband Corky of Wynnewood; three grandchildren, Shane Bryant and his wife Jennifer of Francis, Paris Smith and her husband Mitchell of Ada, and Chase Bryant and his wife Stasha of Ada; three great grandchildren, A. J. Bryant, Josie Bryant and Lakely Bryant; and several nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Wanda Lindley and Pat Gray; and three brothers-in-law, Bill Caldwell, Elvin Lindley and Pete Gray. Services are under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.
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One Pharmacist’s View P earlie Golden, a 93 year old Hearn, Texas resident, was made to take a new driver’s test. Pearlie failed the test and Roy Jones, her nephew, drove her home. Pearly, apparently upset about the loss of her driving rights, decided not to abide by the orders to stop driving her car. The concerned nephew refused to give Ms. Golden her car keys and that’s when she drew her .38 pistol and got after a now concerned and terrified nephew. Roy called 911 and Officer Stephen Stem responded. Pearlie opened fire and the officer
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shot her dead. End of Story? Not hardly. The black lady had her friends and it turned out that Officer Steve didn’t. A gathering of “concerned” black citizens led by something called the Quannel X Black Panther group soon threatened to riot if the City Council didn’t fire Steve Stem, a white officer. At first it would seem that Stem had a good case. After all didn’t the lady open fire on him? Wasn’t his life at risk? Wasn’t Pearlie in the wrong? Well it would
Light from God’s Word
Mark Legg, Allen church of Christ “Why are there so many denominations?” Where did all of the churches come from? Did Jesus establish all of them? Jesus promised, “I will build my Church.” Please note that He said, “church” and not “churches.” He did not promise to build many church, but a singular church. In addition, Jesus prayed that all who believe in Him “may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us.” (John 17:2021) Since Jesus prayed that all His followers would be “one,” doesn’t it seem unlikely that He approves of the hundreds of divisions (denominations)? So where did they all come from? To answer this, let’s note two Scriptures from the Apostle Paul. First, Paul told the elders (also called Bishops) of the church in Ephesus, “after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse
things, to draw away the disciples after themselves.” (Acts 20:29-30) Does he not indicate that divisions will arise from men teaching “perverse” things to draw away disciples after them? The New International Version says men will “distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.” (Acts 20:30) Who can deny that departures from the teaching of the Apostles have resulted in many denominations? Second, Paul wrote in 1 Timothy 4:1-3, “that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.” In this passage, Paul even names two false teachings of those who have departed from the faith and divided Christ’s followers. Does he not also name the source of these divisive false teaching – “deceiving spirits,” “demons” and “lies spoken in hypocrisy?” Do not be deceived, there are many denominations because men have departing from the truth. Denominations are of men, not of God!
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seem that way but the citizens had another card to play and it was the fact that this wasn’t the first person Officer Stem had shot and killed. In fact, Stem answered a call at a car wash in 2012 where a 28 year old black guy named Tederalle Sotchell was shooting a gun out a car window. When the police officer (Stephen Stem) arrived and tried to defuse the situation he came under fire and in the resulting shootout, killed the offender. Steve Stem was fired from his job in Bryan, Texas but he was never charged with a crime since the offender was firing shot at not only him but anyone he saw. Thus the shots were fired in his own self-defense as well as in the line of duty. Officer Stem was then offered a job in Hearn and sometime later he met up with the 93 year old Pearlie Golden—whom he shot. I guess the moral of this story is that you might get by with one shoot-out that results in the death of a minority member but you better not go for two. Especially if it’s a female and she is 93 years old. Perhaps you should duck and run or just “bite the bullet.” But enough about that. M y niece, Melinda Powell of Mitchell, Nebraska, got a real nice snow over the weekend— if there is such a thing as a real nice snow in the middle of May. But Roz Bullard who lives up in Gillette, Wyoming said the snow storm missed them but they had a lot of bad winds. I wonder how high the winds have to get in windy Gillette before they are classified
as bad. You have to be tough to live in Gillette. As a matter of fact I’m beginning to think you have to be tough to live in Oklahoma what with the bad weather we’ve had here. The recent concern that lined the faces of worshipers at First Baptist church was not such much concern for the lost sinners in their community as it was for their own wellbeing. I promised that I was finished with the squirrel stories at church and I am. This is it. But I couldn’t help but notice that the good crowd of worshipers on Mother’s
Day were keeping an eye on the upper reaches of the auditorium. You never know just what might jump out and get in your hair. But I think the distractions are all gone now and this morning I will check the squirrel trap for the last time (I hope) and let the issue drift off into the past. Just another memory of many in the tradition-rich 112 year old church. Be sure and go to your church next Sunday. I think it’s safe. And have a good weekend. Wayne Bullard, DPh. email@example.com
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Out & about on Mother’s Day were Shelly Rose, BrayCee Wilson, and Royce Harp of Clinton. They spent the day visiting with Bonnie Bray and Barbara McPherson. —O&A—
Don Goddard of Hinton treated his mother, Thelma Goddard, and sister, Janice Deaton, to a Mother’s Day lunch at the Santa Fe Steakhouse in Ada. He also treated his nephew, Kenny and Julie Deaton,
Jack Todd and his classmates dominated the tugo-war competition at the Allen track meet.
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Justin and Jeffrey, and Connor and Jacklyn Johnson. —O&A— Danielle Taylor Marshall accompanied her grandmother, Agnes Taylor, to the graduation ceremony in Oklahoma City for grandson Chris Taylor. S he came home to a newly groomed lawn and house thanks to her son and daughter-in-law, Monte and Carol Taylor. —O&A— M argaret Johnson enjoyed a weekend visit from her grandson, Nicholas Johnson of Cushing. Sunday his family, Denny, Kandi and Ashli Johnson, came to spent Mother’s Day with Margaret and take him home.
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Allen FFA Completes Great Year with Banquet
Jesse Rinehart was presented with the Star Greenhand Award, and Proficiency Awards in Equine Production and Goat Production during Tuesday’s FFA banquet. The certificates were presented by the FFA Advisor, Mr. Tyler Spencer.
Rush Black was presented with the Star Greenhand Award, and Proficiency Awards in Poultry Production and Beef Production during Tuesday’s FFA banquet. The certificates were presented by the FFA Advisor, Mr. Tyler Spencer.
Rio Jones was presented with a Proficiency Award for Sheep Production during Tuesday’s FFA banquet. The certificate was presented by the FFA Advisor, Mr. Tyler Spencer.
Tanner Jarrett, Allen FFA chapter treasurer, was presented with the Star Greenhand Award and Proficiency Awards in Equine Production and Beef Production during Tuesday’s FFA banquet. The certificates were presented by the FFA Advisor, Mr. Tyler Spencer.
Salvador Martinez, Allen FFA chapter reporter, was presented with a Proficiency Award for Ag Communications during Tuesday’s FFA banquet. The certificate was presented by the FFA Advisor, Mr. Tyler Spencer.
Jessi Merriman, Allen FFA chapter secretary, was presented with the Chapter Star Award, and Proficiency Awards in Diversified Ag Production, Swine Production, Goat Production and Beef Production during Tuesday’s FFA banquet. The certificates were presented by the FFA Advisor, Mr. Tyler Spencer. Meagan Beavert, Allen FFA chapter vice president, was presented with the Chapter Star Award, and Proficiency Awards in Sheep Production, Equine Production and Beef Production during Tuesday’s FFA banquet. The certificates were presented by the FFA Advisor, Mr. Tyler Spencer.
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Calvin Class of 2014 Commencement Friday, May 16, 2014
ROBERT ATTKISSON Robert is the son of Danny and Joni Attkisson. He has attended Calvin Schools for five years. He has been an honor student and has played sports for four years and was voted MVP and Most Improved. Robert is unsure of his plans following graduation.
TRACY (TJ) FUGITT T.J. Fugitt is the daughter of Becky Moutaw. She has attended Calvin Schools for 14 years. She has been active in softball, 4 years; cheer, 3 years; ETS, 6 years; Academic Team, 1 year. She is a member of FFA, 5 years and 4-H, 8 years. She plans to attend ECU to become an R.N.
NATASHA (KATY) CANFIELD Katy has attended Calvin Schools for one year. She has been active in FFA and basketball. She has been a member of National Technical Honor’s Society and Student Ambassador. Katy plans to attend Seminole State College following graduation.
EMILY CARTER Emily is the daughter of Jason and Amity Carter. She has attended Calvin Schools for 13 years. She has been active in basketball, 4 years, voted Offensive Player of the Year for 3 years; softball, 1 year; and Cheerleading 1 year. Emily has been a member of: FFA, 4-H, and National Honor’s Society. Emily plans to attend the University of Oklahoma in the fall.
ZACHARY LAURENT Zack is the son of Rhonda Laurent and Mark Laurent. He has attended VANESSA MARTINEZ Calvin Schools for 4 years. He is an Vanessa is the daughter of Kayla honor roll student and plans to beand David Martinez. She has atcome a personal trainer or work in tended Calvin Schools 11 years. the oilfield following graduation. She is active in softball, 2 years; basketball, 7 years; FFA officer and 4-H. She plans to attend VoTech after graduation to become a CAN.
DALTON VIVIER Dalton is the son of Mary Adams and Robert Karigan, and Anthony Vivier and Patrisha Vivier. He has BLAKELY TOMLINSON attended Calvin Schools for 1 year. Blakely is the son of Bill and He has been active in football, 3 BRAXTON WILEY Donna Nall. He has attended years; wrestling, 3 years; FFA, 1 Braxton is the son of Tom and Pat Calvin Schools for 9 years. He is year. He plans to attend Haskell Craven. He has attended Calvin active in Yearbook, 1 year; FFA, Indian Nations University when he Schools for 10 years. He is active 5 years; Scholastic Team, 3 years; graduates. in FFA, and was the FFA Treasurer Academic Team, 3 years; 4-H, 1 for 1 year. He plans to join the year. He is a member of National military and attend college after Honor Society and was voted Best graduation. Vehicle his senior year. He plans to attend ECU and continue on to OSU to become a Game Warden. TEDDIE YONKER Teddie is the son of Angel Yonker and Matthew Wilson. He has attended Calvin Schools for 13 years. He is active in basketball, 10 years; baseball, 4 years; Speech and Drama, 1 year; 4-H, 4 years; Yearbook, 2 years. He has been Senior Class President; Homecoming King; Who’s Who Most School Spirit; and Mr. CHS. He plans to join the military after graduation.
EMMA CRAVEN Emma Craven is the daughter of Robert Craven and Alicia Cole. She has attended Calvin Schools for 14 years. She has been active in Cheerleading, 4 years; Captain for 2 years; Speech and Drama, 1 year; 4-H, 9 years; FFA, 3 years; and Yearbook, 3 years. She was voted Most Spirited for 2 years and awarded Boren Mentoring Initiative award. She plans to attend Seminole State to obtain a degree in Elementary Education.
MIKAYLA TATUM Mikayla is the daughter of Traci Tatum. She has attended Calvin Schools for 2 years. She is active in Vocal Music and Yearbook, 1 year; FCCLA, 1 year; and Drama, 3 years. She plans to attend ECU to become a nurse.
JEREMIAH WILEY Jeremiah is the son of Thomas Cravin. He has attended Calvin Schools for 11 years. He is active in baseball, 1 year; basketball, 2 years; FFA 4 years; Yearbook, 1 year; Academic Team, 3 years; Scholastic Team, 4 years; National Honor Society, 1 year. He plans to join the National Guard and attend ECU.
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Calvin Prom 2014
Kristen Stringfellow & Blake Fulton Michael Iker & Ashley Gillean
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Cherokee Truelove & Robert Attkins
Lindsey Carter & Joe Adams
Anthony Harris & Mikayla Tatum
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We had a wonderful Mother’s Day service. All the mothers there received carnations and a plant was given to the oldest, youngest, and the one with the most children. Ruth DeShields received the one for the oldest, Jami Cassell received the one for the youngest, and the preacher’s daughter, Jennifer, received the one for the most children. Ruth was blessed to have her four children in the services. We love “all” our mothers and want to give them the recognition they deserve. Our quartet sang an old favorite “Where Could I Go But To the Lord.” Bro. Larry’s sermon was taken from 1 Peter 3:1-7 and entitled “Developing an Inward Beauty.” Outward beauty looks good on the outside. Even the
most beautiful aren’t beautiful enough--they need improvement. Outward beauty eventually fades. Real beauty comes from the inside. Peter, inspired by the Holy Spirit, describes an “unfading beauty.” It is found in “your inner self.” It is marked by a “gentle and quiet spirit.” Faith in God inspires an unshakable inner confidence. This inner beauty is far more attractive than anything on the outside. It is a life of “purity and reverence.” Beautiful, godly women have impacted their husbands for eternity. These same beautiful women have raised amazing children. The media may ignore them or even make fun of them but their value is unmistakable. Our world needs more women “who put their hope in God” to make themselves
beautiful. As they quietly live for God they will surely be making our world beautiful each day. Dare to live as though inner beauty really is more important then the outer appearance, because it is! We have several important dates on our calendar. Next Sunday night at 5:00 we will be having a graduation party for Meagan and Cody Lively, and Keith Sanford. We invite everyone who knows these young people to come. May 25th we will have our Memorial Day services at the cemetery at 2:00. The Baptist church will be in charge . J une 2-6 we will have our Bible School from 9-11:30. Plan on sending your children and grandchildren.
Atwood First Baptist Over the years I’ve come to believe that Mothers can be divided into 3 different categories when it comes to being “recognized” at church on Mother’s Day. Some regard winning the rose for being the youngest, oldest, or having the most children as right up there with catching the bride’s bouquet. Others consider not attending church on Mother’s Day at all for fear they will “win” in one of the three traditional categories. The third group just breathes a sigh of relief when they’ve safely weathered another year without having to walk up to receive their corsage or rose. This Mother’s Day, the air conditioner and a couple of our nothing-if-not-considerate deacons cooperated to give a consolation prize. The air conditioner started it all by refusing to kick on. The deacons quickly took their cue, though, and leaped to open the windows. Of course this gave a gust of wind access to the church auditorium and suddenly we bad hair day mothers were in the same hair league as the mothers whose hairdos were lookin’ good when they left home. T hen Kathy Spillman brought our thoughts back to what the services are all about by singing “If it Wasn’t for the Lighthouse.” It’s always good to hear Kathy sing, and everyone could certainly recall a time when looking to Jesus was the only thing that kept them from foundering on the rocks of life. R ev. Karch’s message was about a mother’s most important responsibilities and was based in II Timothy 3:15; Exodus 20:12; and I Kings 3:16-28. A mother’s highest responsibility to her children beyond nurturing and protecting them is to bring them up in the church so that they will know how
to be saved. If any of her children have not accepted Christ as their Savior by the time they are adults, she should continue to reach out to help them to find salvation. Her next responsibility is to teach them to honor their parents and their elders in general. She should teach them the Golden Rule and to use it as a guide for how to treat other people. Closely connected with this is that she teach them right from wrong. Her third responsibility is to teach her children to respect God and to follow His guidance. Moses’ mother followed God’s guidance when He showed her a way to protect her child from being killed. Because she listened to God, her son Moses grew up to deliver his people from bondage. In the third chapter of I Kings, we read how Solomon determined which woman was the real moth-
er of the child they both claimed. Of course, it was the one who was willing to sacrifice her own wants in order that her child might live. Mothers have always sacrificed for their children, usually without thinking twice about it. Mary, the mother of Jesus, was the ultimate example of a courageous, loving mother. Trusting God, she agreed to give birth to a son who would become the Savior of the world. What is more, she knew early on that He would have to die and that this “sword” would pierce her soul. Still, she found the courage to be the mother she needed to be. M otherhood is a challenge, but it is also a privilege. In Proverbs 31, each mother who fulfills her responsibilities is reminded that her children and husband will rise up and call her blessed. [Now, if they will only unload the dishwasher while they’re up!]
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—O&A— Sunday visitors of Carl and June Vinson, and Lynn and Debbie Vinson were Chris, Alison, Kari, Ethan and Parker Vinson, Kambree Thompson, Pam and Brad Bennett and Heidi, Stephanie, Gentry, Caleb and Phoebe Sharp, Rhonda, Josh, Travis, Brian, Margie and Braxton Pachucki,
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IN THE DISTRICT COURT WITHIN AND FOR PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA No. PB-2014-31 In the Matter of the Judicial Determination of the Death of Samuel Richard Nuner, a/k/a S. R. Nuner, Deceased, Joint Tenant. NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF DEATH OF JOINT TENANT THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: The heirs, devisees, legatees, and assigns of Samuel Richard Nuner, a/k/a S. R. Nuner, deceased, and to all persons claiming any right, title, or interest in or to the real estate hereinafter described: S/2 NW/4 and N/2 SW/4 of Section 20, Township 2 North, Range 7 East, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, less and except all oil, gas and other minerals in and under the S/2 NW/4 and N/2 NW/4 SW/4 and SE/4 NW/4 SW/4 and NE/4 SW/4. TAKE NOTICE that on the 14 th day of May, 2014, a Petition was filed herein by Phillip L. Nuner alleging that on the 6th day of June, 2006, Samuel Richard Nuner, a/k/a S. R. Nuner departed this life and that at the time said Samuel Richard Nuner, a/k/a S. R. Nuner, and Grace Nuner, were the owners as joint tenants of the above described real property situated in Pontotoc County, State of Oklahoma, and praying that the above captioned Court judicially determine the fact of death of the said Samuel Richard Nuner, a/k/a S. R. Nuner, joint tenant, and terminate said joint tenancy. That the District Court has ordered that the said Petition be set for hearing on the 3rd day of June, 2014, at 8:15 o’clock a.m. in the District Courtroom of the Pontotoc County Courthouse located in Ada, Oklahoma, at which time all persons claiming any right, title, or interest in or to said real property may be heard. Witness my hand and the seal of this Court this 14th day of May, 2014. KAREN DUNNIGAN, Court Clerk Pontotoc County, Oklahoma By: /s/ B. Myers Deputy JAMES R. SCRIVNER, P.C. Post Office Box 1373 120 East 14th Street Ada, Oklahoma 74820 Attorney for the Petitioner (Published in The Allen Advocate on May 15, 2014)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA Case No. PG-2014-13 In the Matter of the Guardianship of NOAH R. LONG, DOB 06/26/2010, A Minor Child. NOTICE BY PUBLICATION OF GUARDIANSHIP PROCEEDING THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: JUDY KAY LONG YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Guardianship has been filed herein in the above styled and numbered case. Said Motion has been set for hearing on the 19th day of June, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. before the Honorable Judge Kessinger of the District Court, in the Pontotoc County Courthouse, Ada, Oklahoma and you are hereby summoned and notified to be present at that time and place under penalty of law for failure to do so. You are advised that you are entitled to be present at this hearing and to be represented by an attorney at every stage of the proceeding and if you are unable to obtain an attorney due to lack of financial resources, upon demonstrating this fact to the Court’s satisfaction, you may be entitled to a court appointed attorney at no expense to you. Dated this the 2 nd day of May, 2014. s) Steven Kessinger Judge of the District Court Prepared by: s) Meagan Brooking, OBA#20167 100 East 13th PO Box 1711 Ada, OK 74821 Telephone (580) 427-5291 Fax (580) 427-5292 (Published in The Allen Advocate on May 8, 15 and 22, 2014)
April 29th. Kim accompanied Myrtle to the game at the Chesapeake Arena. On May 3rd, Myrtle enjoyed another of her birthday gifts when son Bill and Bonnie Stephens took her to the Reba McIntyre concert in Durant. After all the excitement, Myrtle says it’s now back to more local fun watching her great-grandkids, Chad, Kryslyn and Cherish play ball. —O&A— S enior members (ages 55+) of the Allen First Baptist Church enjoyed dinner at church Sunday following the morning service. After some scrumptious food, those attending were entertained by some great
IN THE DISTRICT COURT WITHIN AND FOR PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA Case No. P-14-23 In the Matter of the Estate of CARL JOHNSON a/k/a CARL JUNIOR JOHNSON, Deceased. ORDER FOR HEARING PETITION FOR SALE It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court from the verified Petition of Deloris Paige, Personal Representative of the estate of Carl Johnson a/k/a Carl Junior Johnson, deceased, on file herein, that it is in the best interested of the estate to sell the real property belonging to said estate and described in said Petition as there is no cash or funds to pay the debts, property taxes and other costs and expenses of administration of this estate. THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED by the Court that all persons interested in the estate of the said Carl Johnson a/k/a Carl Junior Johnson, deceased, appear before the District Court of Pontotoc County, State of Oklahoma, in the Courtroom thereof, in the City of Ada, on the 2nd day of June, 2014, at 3:30 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 she 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 for said hearing. DATED this 6 day of May, 2014. Thomas S. Landrith Judge of the District Court Kurt B. Sweeney, OBA#17544 Sweeney, Draper & Christopher, PLLC P.O. Box 190 Ada, OK 74821-0190 (Published in The Allen Advocate on May 15, 2014)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT WITHIN AND FOR PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA Case No. FA-14-03 In the Matter of the Adoption of SAYIR TAMAYO, A Minor Child. NOTICE BY PUBLICATION STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: SARA L. SCHILLO PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a petition has been filed against you in the District Court of Pontotoc County, Oklahoma in an action entitled In Re: IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF SAYIR TAMAYO, A Minor Child, Case No. FA-14-03, by Petitioner, Autumn Tamayo-Allen. This summons by publication is specifically directed to SARA L. SCHILLO, whose whereabouts are unknown. The nature of this suit is an adoption proceeding wherein Petitioner is seeking the adoption of Sayir Tamayo, a minor child. Unless you answer the Petition on or before June 19, 2014 [41 days from 1st publication], the Petitioner will be granted the relief set forth above. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed my official signature and seal of Court this 1st day of May, 2014. Karen Dunnigan Pontotoc County Court Clerk By: s) P. Weaver Deputy Clerk (SEAL) s) Deresa Gray, OBA#19110 Attorney for Petitioner P.O. Box 1463 Ada, OK 74820 580/272-9300 580/272-9301 FAX (Published in The Allen Advocate on May 8, 15 and 22, 2014)
singers and musicians who had graciously volunteered their time and talents. Performing were Rickey Rinehart of Ada, Sam Manuel, David Baber, Merida Tomb, Jeff Ray and Richard Laden. Apparently from all the positive comments and smiling faces, the afternoon of good food, fun and fellowship was enjoyed by all. —O&A—
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA Case No. CV-14-86 In RE the Name of S.A.N.B. NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION TO CHANGE NAME TO: All interested parties Take notice that Amanda Newberry, as parent and next friend of Shaylea Ashlyn Nicole Bowman has petitioned to change Shaylea Ashlyn Nicole Bowman’s name to Shaylea Ashlyn Nicole Newberry. A hearing on said Petition is set for 3:30 o’clock p.m. on the 5th day of June, 2014 before Judge Landrith in his courtroom at the Pontotoc County Courthouse. Should you know of some reason why this change of name should not be allowed you must file a written protest in the above styled and numbered cause prior to the above date with the Clerk of this Court. Should you fail to do so, the Petition to Change Name will be granted. Court Clerk By: s) P. Weaver Deputy (SEAL) Approved: s) Joshua A. Edwards, OBA#30069 Law Office of James R. Neal, PLLC P.O. Box 1628 Ada, OK 74820 Phone: (580) 332-5579 Fax: (580) 421-9599 Attorney for Petitioner (Published in The Allen Advocate on May 15, 2014)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA Case No. FD-2014-74 In RE the Marriage of TONI CAROL ESPINOZA, Petitioner, and ALEJANDRO RODRIGUEZ ESPINOZA, Respondent. SERVICE OF SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION NOTICE State of Oklahoma to: ALEJANDRO RODRIGUEZ ESPINOZA, Respondent TAKE NOTICE that a Petition has been filed in the District Court, Pontotoc County, State of Oklahoma, Case No. FD-2014-74 styled In re the Marriage of Toni Carol Espinoza, Petitioner, and Alejandro Rodriguez Espinoza, Respondent. The Petition alleges that Petitioner is entitled to and should be awarded a Decree of Dissolution of Marriage/Divorce from you. The Petition further alleges that each party should be awarded their respective non-marital and separate properties, free and clear of all right, title, interest, lien or claim of the other. In this respect, Petitioner alleges that the following items of property are her separate property and that the Court should award the same to her as her separate property: A 15.95% in interest in the property located at Route 1 Box 113, Roff, Pontotoc County, State of Oklahoma, more particularly described as follows: A part of the NW/4 of NW/4 of NW1/4 of Section 35, Township 3 North, Range 4 East, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said NW/4 of NW/4 of NW/4; thence East a distance of 217.6 feet; thence South a distance of 600 feet; thence West a distance of 217.6 feet; thence North a distance of 600 feet to the point of beginning. The Petition further alleges that an equitable division of the marital property and debt should be made. In this respect, Petitioner requests that she should be awarded the following property, free and clear of all your right, title, interest, lien or claim: All property currently in her possession. You are notified that you must file a Response to the said Petition filed by the Petitioner on or before Wednesday, June 18, 2014, or the allegations contained in the Petition will be taken as true and judgment will be entered against you and in favor of Petitioner as prayed for in her Petition. Given under my hand and seal on May 6, 2014. Karen Dunnigan, Court Clerk By: s) P. Weaver Deputy Court Clerk (SEAL) Dale Rex, OBA#31199 P.O. Box 190 Ada, Oklahoma 74820 Telephone (405) 332-7200 Fax (580) 332-7201 Attorney for Petitioner (Published in The Allen Advocate on May 8, 15 and 22, 2014)
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A little Allen History
Old newspapers can offer some very interesting information. We thank Stormy Rinehart for sharing this article recently found by his aunt, Annabelle Nanny of Atoka. Unfortunately we don’t know the year the article first ran but we wanted to share it with our readers.
Allen History Dates Back To Pre-Statehood; Now Oil Town
The town of Allen, located in the extreme northeastern part of Pontotoc county and the second largest town in the county, was named for Allen McCall, son of Bill McCall, a deputy United States marshal who lived there The history of the town dates to 1886 when the elder McCall built the first log store and stocked it with a few groceries and dry goods. The merchandise was hauled from Atoka, the nearest railroad point. The post office was established in 1887 after a number of the residents of the sparsely settled area had signed a petition stating they would get their mail a
the office. Dr. Gilmore was the first postmaster and the mail was carried on horseback from Stonewall. Early Settlers T he first white settlers around the town of Allen included Bill McCall, George McCall, Dr. Gilmore, Ed Gilmore, Bud Donaghe, Cal Donaghe and the McElroys. Pink and Bud Donaghe built the first cotton gin in Allen a short time after McCall’s store was opened. The new gin helped establish Allen as a trading center and had much to do with the development of the area. Besides being Allen’s first postmaster, Dr. Gilmore also was its first preacher, first teacher, organized the first Sunday school, the first Masonic lodge, was the first doctor in the town and later served as its first mayor. Railroad Built Another important step in the growth of Allen came when the K.O.&G railroad was built through the town in 1909. Allen was made the freight division point and much rail traffic was handled through there. The townsite promoters were Fred Russell, Bud
Donaghe and a Mr. Young. Like Stonewall and Ada, the railroad did not pass through the part of Allen around which the original town was built. It passed about one-half mile to the northwest. T he promoters of the townsite desired to move the town from its old settlement to within reach of the railroad. Business lots were given to the owners of stores and they were thereby induced to move to the location of the present business block of Allen. J ohn Pegg, Will Pegg, Mr. Cummings and Mr. Leonard took the leading part in building the business houses of Allen. M.B. Donaghe built a splendid hotel. Allen’s First School The first school taught in Allen was in Old Town and was taught by Dr. Gilmore in a log building. It was erected by the community, who donated all labor. The cracks were “chinked” and seats were split logs with
long wooden pegs for legs. The children held their slates on their laps because there were no desks or backs for the rude seats. About 15 pupils attended the school, the teacher received about $1 a month for each child for salary. Oil was discovered northwest of Allen in 1914 and Pontotoc county saw its first real oil boom develop. At first the oil was found at a depth of 750 to 800 feet in shallow sand and the production was light but the development was steady and expanding. Finally during the period from 1925 to 1930 some deeper wells were drilled and the boom reached a peak, swelling the population of Allen to 3,000 or more persons at one time. Oil Booms Towns A number of smaller “mushroom” towns grew up about Allen and the city became a buzzing little metropolis. Two oil refineries were established and one, now
operated as the Sunray Oil Refinery, still handles a large volume of crude oil produced in the Allen and other fields. T he town of Allen of course, is not the boom city that it once was but it still is an important little city, serving the large number of people engaged in farming and stock raising in the vicinity, as well as the families engaged in the production of oil in the vicinity. A four year high school, a newspaper, several churches of leading denominations, almost all lines of retail establishments are maintained in Allen. I t is situated on State Highway 12, an important route that connects Ada with U.S. Highway 75 at Calvin and provides a direct connection to Holdenville via State Highway 68. Allen is so near the Pontotoc-Hughes county line that many residents who call Allen their home actually live in the adjoining county.
Out & About Allen
James and Chris McDonald enjoyed hosting three of their sons and grandchildren this past week. Out & about were Andy, Cadence, Owen and Hendley McDonald of Dallas, Texas, Matt, Cecilia and Jonathan McDonald, also of Dallas, and Josh McDonald from Tulsa. —O&A— Kenny and Johnna Shires joined Chance and Jerica Shires in Ada this past weekend to watch Sophia perform in a dance recital. —O&A— Brock Grigsby, a student at ECU in Ada, and his friend, Bailey Palmer of Troupe, Texas, were out & about Sunday to visit his grandparents, Donny and Judy Johnson. The young couple also attended church with the Johnsons. —O&A— Visitors of Carl and June Vinson, out & about this past weekend were Chris and Ethan Vinson of Norman, Christina, Kambree and Callie Thompson of Tuttle, and Thad and Jeana Vinson of Noble. —O&A— Rennedi Read of Broken Bow has been out & about spending time with her grandparents, John and Stacy Frederick. Rennedi is the infant daughter of Brad and Courtney Read. —O&A— Harold Akins enjoyed this past weekend in Texas. First he met some old friend, schoolmates from the 1950s who were celebrating their 53rd anniversary at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Gainesville. Then it was on to visit his brother-in-law, Charlie Hodo in Ft. Worth. Saturday the men attended the Gaither Concert and enjoyed some great music. —O&A— Jayden and Devon Haney were out & about Friday and Saturday, visiting their grandmother Glenda Ferguson. Glenda and Margaret Johnson have been attending the lassified department Thunder playofftogames in OKC, celebrating the win over Grizzlies and supporting them as they now take on the LA Clippers. N WIDTH —O&A—
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Pontotoc County Court Records
FELONIES Bryson Oneil Albert— possession of controlled substance within 1000’ of school/park Keven Deshoun Davis— possession of controlled substance within 1000’ of school/park Allen Meshak Dawson— assault with a dangerous weapon-after former conviction of 2 or more felonies Harlean Hamilton Jr.— bringing contraband (drugs) into jail Sara Leandra Morgan— embezzlement Rachel Anne Newmaster—possession of controlled dangerous substance-2nd & subsequent Charles Gilbert Peirce— knowingly concealing stolen property Richard Lewis Simmons—driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol 2nd & sub. Stirling Wilson Stick— false declaration of ownership in pawn Arturo Tapia-Segura— driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, 2nd & sub. MISDEMEANORS Bryson Oneil Albert— driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs Regand Ranaand Ardery—driving under suspension Kelli Joel Beddow—failure to comply with compulsory insurance law Bobby Lee Compton— driving under suspension Jesse Ray Coplen—driving under suspension, 2nd; failure to comply with compulsory insurance law Hayze Mandon Franks— driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol Daniel Mejia Garcia— driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol Harlean Hamilton Jr.— possession of controlled dangerous substance Austin Dewayne Hatcher—driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol Aaron Michael W. Hollis—driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol Leonard Ray Jackson— obtaining cash/merchandise by bogus check/false pretenses Keith Darrell Johnson— driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs William W. Madbull— breaking & entering dwelling without permission Leal Aarron Milko—driving under suspension, 2nd Catherine Regan Riggs— obtaining cash/merchandise by bogus check/false pretenses Paden Allen Stewart— failure to comply with compulsory insurance law Steven Roy Sullivan— obtaining cash/merchandise by bogus check/false pretenses Arturo Tapia—driving under suspension Nickol D. Vanhorn—
animals at large Kenyon Lewayne Vaughn—public drunk Lucretia L. Vogt—driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs Steven Lloyd Ware— driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol Nicholas Andrew Wilson—protective order violation
Bell Finance vs Sean G. Winningham—money judgment Van Horn Investments vs Kendra Franklin—eviction Republic Loans vs Ronald Smith Jr.—money judgment
of traffic Patrick T. Morris—passenger not wearing seat belt Molly Beth Nye—driver not (properly) wearing seat belt Claudia Fay Parker— left of center within 100’ TRAFFIC of intersection or railroad Bryson Oneil Albert— crossing passenger not wearing seat Mark Randall Payne— belt speeding 1-10 mph over Rene Joy Ball—speeding limit MARRIAGES 11-15 mph over limit in conBobby Lee Peters— Miles Eugene Alford, struction or school zone speeding 1-10 mph over Sasakwa & Paige Nicole Kelli Joel Beddow—operlimit Patton, Konawa ating vehicle without proper Victoria Daun Pogue— Jimmy Darell Ayner Jr. license plate or decal driver not (properly) wear& Haley Briana O’Bryant, Victor Machado Borges ing seat belt both of Ada III—speeding 1-10 mph Dennis James Roe— Michael Paul Butler & over limit speeding 1-10 mph over Savannah Hope Mobley, Crystal Nicole Briscoe— limit both of Ada allowing unauthorized miJohn Jessie Casstilo Salas Zachary Brayden Chaney, nor to drive Stonewall & Amber Rene Jesse Ray Coplen—failOberle, Ada ure to properly use child Larry Lee Cravatt & Don- restraint system na L. Iti Tupa, both of Ada Gary Neil Cotton—driver William Christopher Har- not (properly) wearing seat rod & Kala Renee Dobbins, belt; speeding 15 mph over FELONY both of Ada limit Kimberly Nicole Bailey— Jerry Wayne Harris Jr. & Brandon Keith Cox— bringing contraband into Sarah Elizabeth Eaves, both driver not (properly) wear- penal institution-marijuana of Ada ing seat belt Kyle Royce Wittman, Paul Cummings Jr.— MISDEMEANORS Ada & Ashly Robin Epper- truck overweight 5001# up Michael Wayne Peters— son, Oklahoma City to & including 6000# domestic abuse-assault & Tony Lee Pippen & Dona James Robert Danielbattery Jo Hensley, both of Ada son—truck overweight Acie Dion Harrison— Stevan Gregory Parker & 4001# up to & including domestic abuse-assault & Catina D. Vanlandingham, 5000# both of Stonewall Amber Dawn Davis— battery Christopher Allen Perteet speeding 11-14 mph over DIVORCE & Whitney Nicole Pender- limit Jimmy L. Caldwell vs grass, both of Calvin Keven Deshoun Davis— Cathy J. Caldwell Dallas Tyler Thomas driver not (properly) wearCathy J. Caldwell vs Jim White & Paisley Leann ing seat belt Prince, both of Ada Crystal Dawn Eaves— L. Caldwell Joe White vs Arlene left of center in no passing White DIVORCE zone CIVIL Ve r o n i c a G o n n z a l e z Billy Lane Etchieson— Cordray vs Ronald Ray speeding 16-20 mph over Barclays Bank Delaware Cordray Jr. limit vs Dianna M. Henry— Larry Dale Ellis II vs Bradley Thomas Forbis— breach of contract Amellia Ellis speeding 11-15 mph over Butner & Butner vs GarToni Carol Espinoza vs limit in construction or rison Cord Phillips—breach Alejandro Rodriguez Es- school zone of contract pinoza Ryan Andrew Fowler— Portfolio Recovery Asspeeding 1-10 mph over sociates vs John W. LeMasCIVIL limit ter—indebtedness B.L. Ely DBA Accounts Michelle Lee Fuller— SMALL CLAIMS Collections vs Travis driver not (properly) wearFirst United Bank & Trust Gates—money judgment ing seat belt vs Lane Clickenbeard— BOKF, N.A. vs Angela Christopher Alexander indebtedness Mankin—mortgage fore- Gammon—speeding 11-14 First United Bank & Trust closure mph over limit vs Raymond D. Colston— TIB-The Ind. BankersMark Deward Gann— bank vs Bradley T. Scrog- speeding 1-10 mph over indebtedness TRAFFIC gins—foreclosure limit Hillary R. Allen—speedArvest Bank vs Tommy Carson Michael Green— ing 31-35 mph over limit Morris—money judgment speeding 1-10 mph over Lester John Bettelyoun B.L. Ely DBA Accounts limit Collections vs Latoya D. Sara Beth Haight—speed- III—speeding 11-15 mph over limit Edwards—money judg- ing 16-20 mph over limit Phyllis Blood—speeding ment Amin Taha Mousa HamPortfolio Recovery As- mad—speeding 16-20 mph 1-10 mph over limit sociates, LLC vs Audrey J. over limit Michael J. Bower— Ballard—money judgment Layce Brooke Harden— speeding 21-25 mph over Portfolio Recovery Asso- driver not (properly) wear- limit ciates, LLC vs Londa John- ing seat belt Gregory Bray—no seat son—money judgment Tina Lindsey Harjo— belt Discover Bank vs Deidra speeding 1-10 mph over Jeffery Scott Brey—no A. Jackson—money judg- limit seat belt ment Donald Ray Jackson—litAdrenetta K. Carter— State of OK, Ex Rel, OTC tering from motor vehicle failure to wear seat belt vs Bobby Holland—tax Valerie Ann Johnson— Kendall Paul Casey—no warrant speeding 1-10 mph over seat belt Portfolio Recovery As- limit Christopher Dean Claysociates, LLC vs Ginger Casey Dianne Kelley— ton—no seat belt Ross—money judgment speeding 21-25 mph over Candice Cooper—no seat limit belt; operating motor veSMALL CLAIMS Matthew S. Lindhe— Dempsie Basler vs Kagan driver not (properly) wear- hicle with expired registration Shelton—eviction ing seat belt Danny Lee Drake Jr.— Dempsie Basler vs Petra Jamee Marie McDonoverheight vehicle Munez—eviction ald—failure to stop at red Crystal Aisha Farris— Bell Finance vs Ladonna signal Watson—money judgment Tony Edward Mooney— speeding 1-10 mph over Bell Finance vs Joshua failure to maintain lane; limit Paul J. Garrett—speeding Riley—money judgment failure to stay in single lane
III—speeding 11-14 mph over limit; operating vehicle without valid driver’s license John Matthew Schlachter II—driver not (properly) wearing seat belt Richard Lewis Simmons—driver not (properly) wearing seat belt Paden Allen Stewart— driver not (properly) wearing seat belt; violation of driver’s license restriction Alex Marie Thompson— driver not (properly) wearing seat belt Steven Lloyd Ware— speeding 16-20 mph over limit Tara M. White Eagle— speeding 16-20 mph over limit
Hughes County Court Records 11-15 mph over limit Chelsea D. Graham— speeding 16-20 mph over limit Benjamin Baxter Hardwick—speeding 1-10 mph over limit Natasha L. Harjo—operating motor vehicle in manner not reasonable & proper Summer Hefley—failure to wear seat belt Sherry Hillbolt—speeding 11-15 mph over limit Denise A. Hinkley— speeding 1-10 mph over limit Rocky Wade Johnson— failure to wear seat belt Felipe Juarez Jr.—failure to wear seat belt; failure to comply with compulsory insurance law; operating motor vehicle with expired registration Destiny Gail Lindsey— no seat belt Jonathan David Martin— transporting open container-beer Mary K. McGarrah— failure to wear seat belt Joe Vinsen McHenry— driving under suspension-2nd offense; transporting open container-beer Cody M. McKee—no seat belt; failure to comply with compulsory insurance law Steven Noon—failure to wear seat belt Ricky J. Quintana—failure to stop at stop sign Horace Ringo Reed— operating motor vehicle without valid driver’s license; failure to comply with compulsory insurance law David Rodriguez Jr.— speeding 11-15 mph over limit; failure to secure child in safety restraint Charles Bryce Romberg— failure to wear seat belt Della Elaine Sherrell— failure to wear seat belt Charles Wayne Stewart— operating motor vehicle in manner not reasonable & proper Jala Nicole Wallace—no seat belt John Joseph Williams— speeding 21-25 mph over limit
THE ALLEN ADVOCATE, MAY 15, 2014---PAGE 15
The Outstanding Agricultural Business Management Family of the Year award was presented at Wes Watkins Technology Center’s completion ceremony May 6. The award went to Jack and Beverly Chapman, Chapman Farms of Calvin OK. The Chapmans have been long time participants in the WWTC ABM program. They have also been long time associates and worked with the Noble Foundation in Ardmore, OK. Jack has been an active member in the Hughes County Farm Service Agency and also served on its Board of Directors. Beverly is a retired principal of Calvin Public Schools. She has always supported area youth in 4-H & FFA. Beverly always serves as a judge for the Holdenville PI Speech Contest held each year at WWTC. Also picture is Steve Killmer (right) Director of Business and Industry Services/Special Services.
B eginning Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the Calvin Fire Department will be testing the Tornado Siren each Wednesday at noon. REMINDER: All dogs over the age of six (6) months, regardless of being inside or outside dogs, must obtain a license from the Town Clerk’s office. Proof of rabies Vaccination must be provided and a license will be issued at the cost of $5.00 per dog. Licenses are good from January 1st to December 31st. Golf Carts, Four-Wheelers, ATV’s must be permitted by the Clerk’s office upon inspection by the Police Department. Permits are $25.00 per year from January 1st to December 31st, regardless of month purchased. The Town of Calvin is revising its Burn Ordinance for residents within town limits: It will be legal to burn with a one-day permit of $10.00 per occurrence purchased at the Town Clerk’s office. Monies from permits will go to the Fire Department. If you burn without a permit, a $100.00 fine will be accessed, payable at Town Clerk’s office. This money will also go to the Fire Department. (Published in The Allen Advocate on May 15 and 22, 2014)
Sorority Celebrates Founder’s Day
A da’s Preceptor Delta Phi and Allen’s Xi Epsilon Upsilon chapters of Beta Sigma Phi met at Papa Giorgio North to celebrate Founder’s Day on Monday, April 28th. The traditional date for the celebration is April 30th. Members Pamela Fillippi, Bobbye Darbison, Jean Kelley, Juanita Sutton Green, Judy Kurz, Abby Phillips, Lucille Collins Juanita True, Pauline Rodke, Carol Winton, Jean Erickson of Ada and Becky Boyd, Jennifer Smith, Brenda Johnson, Janice Deaton, Cindy Davis, Jill Kaminski, Joy Anderson, Terry Riddle, Tammy Frederick, Cindi Sanders and guest Jan Moore of Allen were welcomed by Allen’s President Jill Kaminski and everyone joined in the Opening Ritual. Jennifer Smith lead the Founder’s Day Pledge and Tammy Frederick read the message from International announcing the 2014-2015 theme “Expand Your Family Tree.” Grace was lead by Cindi Sanders, dinner was served and visiting began. B o t h c h a p t e r s a n nounced their Woman of the Year. Lucille Collins of Preceptor Delta Phi presented Abby Phillips with a vase of yellow roses and
Jill Kaminski of Xi Epsilon Upsilon presented Cindy Davis with a bouquet of yellow roses. Congratulations ladies!
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Congratulations to Hunter Boyd for reaching the 50points mark in the Allen School Accelerated Reading Program. Hunter is a 3rd grade student in Mrs. Debbie Pitts’ class. His favorite book is “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”, and his favorite author is Jeff Kinney. Hunter is the son of Shawn Boyd, Angela Black and Brad Black.
C ongratulations to Tagus Howard for reaching the 50-points mark in the Allen School Accelerated Reading Program. Tagus is a 3rd grade student in Mrs. Debbie Pitts’ class. His favorite book is “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”, and his favorite author is Jeff Kinney. Tagus is the son of Larry Howard and Emily Howard.
C ongratulations to Isaiah Merritt for reaching the 50-points mark in the Allen School Accelerated Reading Program. Isaiah is a 2nd grade student in Mrs. Debbie Pitts’ class. His favorite book is “Diary of a Fly”, and his favorite author is Doreen Cronin. I saiah is the son of Josh Merritt and Ashley Smith.
C ongratulations to Keithon Howard for reaching the 50-points mark in the Allen School Accelerated Reading Program. Keithon is a 2nd grade student in Mrs. Debbie Pitts’ class. His favorite book is “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”, and his favorite author is Jeff Kinney Keithon is the son of Larry Howard and Emily Howard.
Congratulations to Xander Holt for reaching the 50-points mark in the Allen School Accelerated Reading Program. Xander is a 3rd grade student in Mrs. Debbie Pitts’ class. His favorite book is “The Chronicles of Narnia”, and his favorite author is C.S. Lewis. Xander is the son of Roy and Heather Turnbull.
Congratulations to Brayden Tatum for reaching the 50points mark in the Allen School Accelerated Reading Program. Brayden is a 2nd grade student in Mrs. Melonie Johnson’s class. His favorite book is “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”, and his favorite author is Jeff Kinney. Brayden is the son of Sean Taylor and Amy Taylor.
Congratulations to Coyt Bell for reaching the 50points mark in the Allen School Accelerated Reading Program. Coyt is a 3rd grade student in Mrs. Debbie Pitts’ class. His favorite book is “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”, and his favorite author is Jeff Kinney. Coyt is the son of Frankie and Mindy Bell.
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