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Calvin High School Graduates, Class of 2012 — (back) Cody Hernandez, Jonathan Furgerson and Dalton Nunley; (front) Sindi Spray, Kayla Kiogima, Silas Gaddy and Christian Tollett.

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AHS Commencement is Saturday at 10 a.m. Class of 2012 has five Valedictorians

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The largest class of graduating senior in many years will cross the Allen stage Saturday morning to receive their diplomas. The AHS Class of 2012 has thirty-eight members scheduled to receive their high school diplomas. The Class of 2012 will be entering the AHS gym at 10:00 a.m. to the sound of “Pomp & Circumstance”, played by the Allen School Band. Following the invocation by Jacklyn Deaton, the Band will play the National Anthem. The first of the valedictory addresses will be given Chelsea Holland and Brooke Kidwell. Senior class president Morgan Beavert will present the school key to the junior class president Jessica Spencer, and Principal Paul Scroggins will recognize the honor students. This will be Chelsea Holland Brooke Kidwell followed by the valedictory addresses by Morgan Beavert and Grant Rowsey, and Marissa Prentice and Jeremy Ross. Allen School Board President, Frank Griffith, will present the Mustang Service Award. This annual award is presented to an individual who has given outstanding service to the students and staff of the Allen Schools. Principal Scroggins will then present the class to Superintendent David Lassiter and Board of Education, and the diplomas will be awarded. The class video will be shown before Steven Nelson gives the benediction. Graduating seniors are Jocee Jae Bailey, Thomas Leland Bayles, Morgan Renae Beavert*, Felisha Lauren Bohannon, Brady Landon Caldwell*, Amber Michelle Coody, Jacklyn Jeremy Ross Grant Rowsey Lydia Deaton*, Meghan Alexis Dohlman, Brett Michael Edens*, Kayli Breann Farmer*, Christina Sharie Fenwick, Charlotte Ann Fortenberry, Dakota Lynn Frazier, Desiree Alyse Gaines, Clayton Charles Hackney, Hunter Blayze Harden*, David Austin Lee Holder, Chelsea Danyle Holland*, Marissa Ashley Dawn Following her high school the Savings & Loan and sit on Howard, Allison Brooke Kidwell*, Kimberly Dawn Knighten, graduation, Marilyn attended the judicial bench as needed. Adam Lee Lively, Seth Ryan McLean, Kaitlyn Ann Merriman, Students to be honored at James Kendrick Moss, Steven Wayne Nelson*, Dakota Ryan East Central University, Ada, and received her bachelor’s the 2012 Academic Awards Pelts, Marissa Page Prentice*, Australia Dawn Riddle, Jeremy degree in Secretarial Science. Ceremony are: Jon Forrest Ross*, Tyler Grant Rowsey*, Kassidy Jene’ Rowsey, 7 th Grade: Kellyn Black, She continued her education at Michael Denton Russell*, Michael Ray Snider, Michael RobOklahoma Christian Universi- Rush Black, Faith Caldwell, ert Spurlock*, Jacqueline Danelle Stephens*, Billy Lee Lois ty in Edmond where she earned Laney Deaton, Taelor Diener, Thompson, and Ruth Ann Vines. her masters’ degree in Business Isabel Finney, Taylor Johnson, Ushers from the junior class will be Josh Remis, Jessica Administration and then her Grace Laden, Shannon PedzinSpencer, Conner Johnson, Shelby Merriman, David Barlow ski and Emily Smith Juris Doctorate degree. 8th Grade: Jaime Allred, Col- and Stormy Deaton. Class sponsors are Joshua Carlin, Zach She was employed by the Home Savings & Loan Com- ten Browning, Wyatt Deaton, Sullivan, Lesli Costner, and Katrina Lewis. *Denotes Honor Students pany, OKC, as a Vice President Hannah Heck, Kaley McNeely, and Compliance Officer. Si- Kennedy Prentice, Miranda Memorial Day Services in Allen multaneously, she was select- Raney, Alison Sells and Taryn ed by Oklahoma City’s City Wofford Memorial Day services at the Allen Cemetery will be observed 9th Grade: Meagan Beavert, Council to serve as a Special on Monday, May 28th, at 11:00 a.m. Everyone is invite to atTessa Black, Amery Dickerson, Municipal Judge. tend. Marilyn returned home this Stormi Harden, Cierra Melton, Following the ceremony, all servicemen, both retired and past year to care for her aging Jessi Merriman, Dakota Nickactive, and their families are invited to attend a hamburger/hot parents but still continues to ell, Bethany Pedzinski, Emily dog lunch, sponsored by the Allen Chamber of Commerce, in retain both position, traveling Wade and Thirkiel Wedlow the Allen Masonic Lodge building. continued Page 7 to Oklahoma City to work at

Academic Awards Ceremony Tonight Marilyn Olivo Coulson is Keynote Speaker

The 8th annual Allen Academic Banquet & Awards Ceremony will be held this evening, Thursday, May 17th. 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 is raised thru ticket sales from the country/western concert held each spring. Speaker for this year’s ceremony is Marilyn Olivo Coulson, J.D. Ms. Coulson is a 1970 graduate of Allen High. Born and raised in Allen, she is the daughter of Don and Mary Olivo.


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C ountry Comments by Bill Robinson, Publisher

There is nothing more enjoyable to read than “Letters to God� written by children. Recently I read my all time favorite . . . Dear God, When exactly will hell freeze over? My dad said that’s about the time I’ll get a new pony. — Tricia age 10 —CC— What do you call those soft rolls of dust that collect on the floor under your bed? Many people know them as dust bunnies. But in parts of the Northeast, you’d call them dust kitties; in the South, house moss; in Pennsylvania, you might call them woolies. There are, in fact, at least 174 names by which Americans call these bits of fluff, including bunny tails, frog hair, cussywop, woofinpoofs and—perhaps most evocatively—ghost manure. Try your hand at identifying some of the terms found in the Dictionary of American Regional English. That we can identify these words today is largely a testament to the vision of one man: Frederic Cassidy, a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin in Madison who conceived the Dictionary of American Regional English (known as DARE) in a 1962 speech to the American Dialect Society. Mr. Cassidy died in 2000, at the age of 92, having made it to “O� in his quest to catalog American English in all its rip-staving (that is Ozarkian for rip-roaring) regional diversity. His tombstone bears a simple inscription: “On to Z!� “That was his rallying cry for about the last decade of his life,� said Joan Houston Hall, 65, who joined DARE in 1975 and took over as its chief editor after Mr. Cassidy’s death. In March, Harvard University Press will publish the Dictionary’s Volume V, finishing off the alphabet with slab through zydeco, nearly half a century after the first fieldworkers fanned out in “Word Wagons� to 1,002 communities across America, administering a 1,600-item questionnaire to sometimes-suspicious, often-perplexed locals. The fruits of their labors have been a feast for the lexicographically inclined ever since. What does a patient in the South mean when he complains of dew poison? What does a waitress in California mean when she offers you coffee and snails? Where would you go if a New Englander directed you to the willywags? (Answers: The patient has a rash on his feet or legs. The waitress is offering you cinnamon rolls with your cup of joe. The New Englander means what others might call the boonies.) As the repository of answers to such questions (the dictionary contains nearly 60,000 entries and is the only project of its type that is national in scope), the folks at DARE have long acted as a clearinghouse for all sorts of odd requests, by everyone from doctors to dialogue coaches to presidents. Ms. Hall remembers a call she took in the early 1990s from a lawyer whose client had called a former girlfriend a mud flap. Could the phrase be used as a term of endearment? “I could neither confirm nor deny,� said Ms. Hall, who searched DARE’s archives but found nothing. “It was only years later, driving down the highway behind a big truck, that I realized he may have been referring to those curvaceous silhouettes you see,� Ms. Hall said. “So, I suppose that could be complimentary.� In 1992, a member of President George H.W. Bush’s staff called on Mr. Cassidy when the president baffled reporters by calling an argument over who had run the first negative ad of the campaign a case of “who shot John.� Mr. Cassidy found that the term originated with a children’s game, an Iowa variant is “who shot the bear,� and in southern Appalachia, who-shot-John is slang for corn whiskey, primarily moonshine. The next year, reporters rang DARE when President Bill Clinton said a critic didn’t know him “from Adam’s off-ox.� The phrase turned out to be common west of the Appalachians, meaning, “he doesn’t know anything about me.� DARE has even been used to solve crimes. Roger Shuy, a retired forensic linguist, recounted the case of a child abduction in which the kidnapper left a note demanding ransom of $10,000, directing: “Put it in the green trash kan on the devil strip� at the corner of two streets. The kidnapper tried to disguise his education with “kan� (elsewhere spelling “precious� correctly), but devil strip is a term for the strip of grass between the sidewalk and the roadway, one used solely in a small area around Akron. When law enforcement’s suspect list included just one educated man from Akron, the police got a confession. Some linguists worry that television and the Internet will wash away America’s diverse regional vocabulary. The Subway sandwich chain, for instance, is eroding regionalisms like grinder (New England), hero (New York City), hoagie (Pennsylvania and New Jersey), zep (southeastern Pennsylvania) and spucky (Boston).

Monday’s FARA Walk for Awareness was well attended and raised over $1155 for research into this devastating disease. Pictured leading the walkers around the Mustang Walking Trail are Sam Brown, Kaden Mills, Wesley Harden, Faith Caldwell, Aaron Dockrey, Stevi Caldwell, Wade Brown, FARA speaker Kyle Bryant, Jordan Remis and Austin Hamilton, followed by a crowd of supporters.

But new regionalisms are being minted. Relatively new (that is, in the last 40 years), the term skeevy has arisen primarily in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey to describe something gross or dirty. Out of Northern California, there has been hella, used as an intensifier, as in “that’s hella cool.� The project was started by Frederic Cassidy, shown in 1949. Indeed, while some might find tweet-speak hella skeevy, it looks like the future of discovering regionalisms is online. A paper from Carnegie Mellon University in 2010 looked at regionalisms on Twitter, using geo-tagged posts. The authors found that while Northern Californians were hella tired, New Yorkers were deadass tired. And while sumthin’ means something in most cities, it is suttin’ in New York City. Erin McKean, founder of online

dictionary Wordnik, and a member of the DARE advisory board, said that Internet subcultures will increasingly be sources of new words. —CC— Speaking of words, there are some you just don’t want to hear . . . especially when you are in the hospital. You know what a hospital room is. It’s where friends of the patient go to talk to other friends of the patient. Never mind that the patient is gagging and turning blue. The visitors are going to discuss such things as the weather, taxes, the Busbee retirement pension, too much rain or the lack of it, income taxes, and “the time I had my operation.� I’ll tell you, Dr. Kildare, here are a few things that, as a patient, you don’t want to hear in your hospital room. - “Well, I don’t think he

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The Allen High School Class of 1982 will hold their 30th class reunion on Saturday, June 16th, 1:00 p.m. at the High School Building; cost is $15 per person. Please RSVP by June 10th to Joanie (Summers) Harrington, P.O. Box 288, Allen, OK 74825. For more information contact John Kimbrell at (580) 436-7900 or email: kimbrejd@gmail.com

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Our apologies to Alex Hill and his mom, Joni. Alex is a member of Mrs. Mills’ Pre’K class but unfortunately the information about his mother was left out last week . . . What is your Mother’s name? Joni How old is she? I don’t know How tall is she? This tall How much does she weigh? 4 pounds What color is her hair? Black What does she do around the house? Clean What is her favorite drink? Mt. Dew What is her favorite thing to eat? Pizza What is her favorite TV show? Wheel of Fortune What does she cook? Goulash Where does she like to go? Zoo What does she like to do for fun? Play sometimes — Alex Hill

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“Yes, we have to operate. My malpractice premium is due tomorrow.” - Hmmmmm, I thought they cured this years ago.” - “Down at the plant, they painted out your name in the parking lot this morning.” - “With this confounded new metric system, I can’t figure out this thermometer. Either he has a temperature of 415 degrees or he’s going eight-five kilometers per hour.” And my favorite of all . . . - “Of course I wear a mask when I operate. That way, they’re never sure who to blame.” —CC— Camping out has never been at the top of the list of things I enjoy. However this past week I read about a new type of camping out that I might actually enjoy. Glamping is short for glamour camping . . . On a glamping trip, your days might be spent hiking or rafting in the backcountry, but your nights could be spent sleeping on fresh sheets in a soft bed. Though you might be many miles from civilization, your meals could be prepared by an elite chef, and there might be hot water for your morning shower. Here’s what you need to know before you give glamping a try . . . There’s little consensus about what level of luxury the term “glamping” implies, which can make it difficult for travelers to know what they’re getting. Some glamping facilities and tour operators truly offer amenities on par with high-end resorts. Guests enjoy maid and butler service, four-star chefs and opulent accommodations. But others really are just camping facilities that throw in a few extras such as a real bed and a private bathroom. Prices vary greatly, too, from $100 a night to well into the thousands – and might or might not include meals. According to the article I read, some of the best places to go glamping in the US and Canada are: · Treebones Resort in Big Sur, California · PAWS up in Greenough, Montana · Wild Exodus in Ontario, Canada · Martyn House in Ellijay, Georgia This past weekend my youngest son took his three-year-old son camping . . . in the backyard. Their neighbor, Sam Harkey, has a rooster with poor timing. Each morning about 3:00 am, the rooster starts crowing which wakes up the guineas. About the time all of them were making a noise, the sounds of a train in the distance could be heard and, needless to say, the entire family was now wide-awake. They had a great time and I suspect that his backyard camping trip was just as enjoyable as any $1000 a day glamping experience. —CC— And last of all, my favorite story of the week . . A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Jade, 5, and Dane, 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. “If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, ‘Let my brother have the first pancake. I can wait.’” Jade turned to his younger brother and said, “Dane, you be Jesus.” -

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Threads of Life ~~ A Special Mother’s Day ~~ THE ALLEN ADVOCATE, MAY 17, 2012 - PAGE 4

by Cleo Emerson LeVally

This is a mostly a repeat of the column I wrote last year the week of Mother’s Day. I have been asked to run it again because it meant so much to the person who requested it be repeated. It is also apt as I have a niece whose mother is near death and my thoughts are with her at this time. I will change it very little. I really did not get excited about Mother’s Day this year, until I walked into the church Sunday morning. Beautiful potted flowers in all colors covered tables at the back of the Santuary! It was a beautiful site. At the end of the service, each lady in attendance was told to chose a flower as a gift. It has been a tradition for many years at our church to have a

small gift for the Mothers and Fathers in attendance on their special day. This year the flowers were very apt for that occasion. They can be transplanted in pots or planted in pots around the yard of the home. Of course potted plants were presented to the oldest mother, the youngest mother and the mother with the most children present in church. Several families had their children or parents with them in the service. So I thought of Mother’s Day all day. Then I got on Facebook to check it out, and found this poem written by my niece in California. It was written for her mother who passed away a few

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years ago. “If flowers grow in heaven, Lord, then pick a bunch for me, place them in my mother’s arms and tell her they are from me. Tell her that I love and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile.” I thought this poem could be a tribute for everyone who has lost a mother to death. Does the following story remind you of any Mother you know? It was passed to me by one of my friends: An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and upon returning to her car, found four men in the act of

leaving with her vehicle. She dropped her shopping bag and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at the top of her lungs, “I have a gun and know how to use it. Get out of the car! The four men didn’t wait for a second threat. They got out and ran like mad. The lady somewhat shaken, then proceeded to load her shopping bags into the seat and got in the car. She was so shaken she could not get her key into the ignition. She tried and tried, and then realized why. She noticed there was a football, a Frisbee and two

twelve packs of beer in the front seat. A few minutes later, she found her own car parked four spaces down. She loaded her bags into the car and drove to the police station. The sergeant to whom she told the story could not stop laughing. He pointed to the other end of the counter where four pale men were reporting a car jacking by a mad, elderly woman described as white, less then five feet tall with glasses, curly white hair and carrying a large handgun. No charges were filed. Moral of the story? If you are going to have a senior moment…make it memorable.

We’re having a revival at our church this week! It begins on Thursday, May 17th and continues through Sunday morning, May 20th. So whether you get your newspaper on Thursday or Friday, you’ll still be getting this information in time to attend most of the services. The opening song begins at 7:00 each evening, and there will be a time for fellowship (with food of course) each evening after the services. Rev. Don Smith will bring the revival messages. He is a Viet Nam vet who has come through some hard trials, and he’s come through them with his faith in Jesus, his sense of humor, and his ability to tell a great story in a relevant-toreal-life sermon all still intact. He has become such a favorite to call when we need a supply pastor that we consider him part of our family. Anyway, you’re invited so please come to our revival services if you possibly can. This Sunday we recognized and celebrated our mothers with gifts for them, we also presented corsages to the oldest mother, the youngest moth-

er, and the mother who had the most children present at the services. But there’s more! We had three specials honoring our mothers during the song service. Sandra Howshar sang “Like my Mother Does,” Kathy Spillman sang “If it Wasn’t for the Lighthouse,” and Joyce Searcy sang “Come Spring.” There may not have been a dry eye in the house! Rev. Karch’s message was about some of the outstanding mothers whose stories are told in the Bible. In Exodus 2:3-10 we read about Moses’ mother and how she saves him from certain death. She puts a lot of faith in God as she sets the basket that cradles her little son on the river in a place where Pharaoh’s daughter can find him. Her faith pays off, and not only is her baby’s life spared, he is educated in Pharaoh’s own household. Then Moses is used by God to lead the Children of Israel out of their bondage in Egypt. In I Kings 3:16-27 two

women come before Solomon bringing a baby that both insist is theirs. Soloman finally decides the case by threatening to cut the baby in two so that they can share him. Of course the one who is the true mother is quick to protect her child’s life by choosing to sacrifice her claim on him rather than have him be killed, and Soloman decides the case in her favor. A third mother that we honor is Jesus’ mother, Mary. It may have been harder than we think to raise a truly perfect child, but it is impossible to fathom the burden she must have carried knowing that her child would one day die for the sins of mankind in a way that she can’t yet imagine. Proverbs 31:10-30 describes the ideal woman. She is virtuous, capable, and industrious as she lovingly makes sure that her family is taken care of. God saw fit to describe and honor such a person in his Word, and it is certainly fitting that we set aside a day to honor our mothers.

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Atwood Reunion June 30 The annual Atwood reunion will be held Saturday, June 30th, in the Lowell Wilkerson Community Center across from the old Methodist Church. The building opens at noon. The afternoon will be spent visiting and renewing old acquaintances. A potluck dinner will be shared at 5:30 followed by a brief business meeting to consider plans for 2013. The class of 1962 is celebrating its anniversary of 50 years and will be recognized during dinner. All former students, teachers, families and friends are invited and encouraged to attend. Present residents of the community are also welcome. Our attendance has been decreasing the last two years, so please join us and help revitalize efforts to keep this an annual event. Contact Imogene Leach Harrington 580-857-2243 or Jerry Shepherd 405-401-1257.

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Sunday, May 27th, Memorial Day services will be held at the Atwood Cemetery at 2:00 pm. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the singing and worship service. The Nazarene Church will be in charge of the program this year. Donations will be accepted for the upkeep of the cemetery.

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My Great-Grandfather, Jimmy Bullard (yes there is a long line of Jims in my family), came to Oklahoma back before statehood by wagons. Two of his sons (and families) besides my grandfather, James T. Bullard came with him. It was the first of three trips. While the men seemed to get on pretty well in Leflore County the women (bless ‘em) didn’t. They said the country was too wild for them and my G. Grandmother Sarah Ramsey feared that after she died that the Lord wouldn’t be able to find her if she was buried in this wilderness called Oklahoma. She demanded to be taken back to Alabama even if the men folk thought it to be a land of milk and honey. This was about 1909 after the cotton crop had been ginned that these decisions had to be made. All but my grandpa J. T. and grandma Ruby would return to Alabama and live. J. T. and family wanted to stay. He really liked Oklahoma but the family was more than a little afraid to go alone so J. T. and his entire family loaded up and went with them. A recurring argument in the days before leaving was: “Are we taking the dogs?” The two

dogs were blooded hounds and the men weren’t about to give them up so grandpa (who seems at this point to be sort of in charge) says they can follow us by foot. And they did. It may have been considered cruel by today’s standards (PETA) which would have demanded the dogs be given a ride. I suppose Mitt Romney would have made the dogs ride on top of the wagons while Mr. Obama would have eaten them as he says he did in his book— “Dreams of my Father.” But the dogs walked the 750 miles and enjoyed every step of the way. This trip (as were the others) was eventful and well remembered in family lore. Grandma Ramsey, the worrying Christian for whom the trip back was made, said there was no way she was riding in a wagon 750 miles and announced she would be driving her personal buggy. It was said she had an attitude. The numerous kids in the party walked most of the way too and fussing at times over who would get to ride in grandma’s buggy and for how far. She just allowed one rider at a time. A favored milk-cow made the walk too and trudged along without

complaint tied to a wagon. The three-wagon train and buggy camped by creeks and rivers and my grandmother Ruby said they crossed the Mississippi on a ferry. “Scared our little old mules to death to get on that ferry,” Grandma said. It was cool weather as they left Oklahoma and they would close the wagons up snug at night to stay warm in their beds. A campfire would be maintained as the men took turns keeping watch over the camp and you can be sure they were armed to the teeth. It snowed in Mississippi and they were allowed to stay in an empty farmhouse a night or two, although my grandparents slept in their bed out in the wagon. Grandma said: “It was a lot warmer in that wagon than it was in that old house.” As you might expect, the two valuable hunting dogs made the trip just fine. “Sometimes they would scout way off wanting someone to come and see what they had but usually we just kept pressing on and the dogs would find their way back to us.” Grandma reported that the dogs had a good time over the 90 days it took to get back to Lookout Mountain—brought a lot of pleasure as well as fresh

meat to the trip. They were hunters you know.” That spring Grandpa and Grandma came back—this time they got rid of their “stuff” and rode a train to Poteau. I still have a recording made by my Uncle back in the 50s on which my

Grandma recounts the events of this last epic journey to Alabama—and back. Have a good weekend and be nice to your dogs. And yes, be sure and go to church this Sunday. Wayne Bullard, Pharm. D waynebullard@sbcglobal.net

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Light from God’s Word Mark Legg, Allen church of Christ According to news reports, nearly 1,000 delegates representing 12 million church members are on hand in Tampa for the 11-day 2012 United Methodist General Conference, “where homosexuality is the top issue of controversy.” News reports claim that the liberal side of the church wants to accept homosexuals into the clergy and to celebrate same-

sex marriages. It should be disturbing to every Bible-believing Christian that men take it upon themselves to determine the teachings and practices of the church. Shouldn’t Christians honor the practices taught in the words of Jesus Christ? Doesn’t the church belong to Jesus Christ? Isn’t Jesus Christ the head of the church and won’t we be judged by His words? When men rule over the church and change the teachings and practices, how can that body belong to Jesus Christ? Jesus said, “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46) In the same line of thought, our president revealed last week that he did not see anything wrong with same-sex marriages. Since the Bible plainly states that Homosexuality is sinful, doesn’t that mean that our president, along

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with many attending the Methodist Conference do not believe the Bible? Or, maybe they do not believe the Bible is God’s word! Or, maybe they do not believe that God exists? Whatever the case, aren’t men in their wisdom, acting as if they have the authority to determine the truth? Do men have the power to say who is doing right or wrong and who will be saved and lost in eternity? Didn’t Jesus say, “I am the way, the truth, and the life? No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6) Perhaps, we men need to remember that we are the ones needing to be saved and that we are not the savior!

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JimLock Storage

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Positions

GOOD JOURNEY HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE is accepting applications for full time RNs. Pick up application at 208 East Broadway, Allen, or call (580) 857-2125.

Notice

I BUY VEHICLES — Any Condition. Edd Windle, (405) 826-7049 (35)

WILL CUT HAY on percentage basis in the general area. Call 580-845-2542.

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LEGAL NOTICE

Anyone having interest in a Chev S-10, VIN#1GCCS19X5T8169028, contact Doug McClure, 580-320-5295. Sale date May 18, 2012. (Published in The Allen Advocate on May 3, 10 and 17, 2012)

HAY FOR SALE — Round and square bales. (580) 5599882 FOR SALE — 12x24 insulated metal building on skids – to be moved. Has loft and bathroom. Call (580) 272-3749 FOR SALE — Girls’ full size white bedroom suite and a twin metal size bed with mattress and box springs. 857-2876 FOR SALE — 18,000 btu 220 air conditioner, $175; and nearly new 10,000 btu 110 air conditioner, $150. Coy West, 857-2802. FOR SALE — Bermuda Grass Sprigs, loaded on your truck or trailer. $1.50 per bushel, 100 bushel minimum. Call (405) 3793109, (405) 380-3862 or (405) 379-3445. NEW PROGRAM. $0 down with your land or family land. EZ approval by phone. Free 50” flat screen. Trade-ins welcome. Call today 866-764-3200 WAC

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BEAUTIFUL 4 BED — 2 bath, 1917 sq ft home on 9.79 acres with a pond. Located on CR 3620 in Stonewall. $159,900 REDUCED TO $152,500 MLS#48981 ***** 4 BED 2 BATH HOME — On 304 acres with 8 ponds in Calvin. Just what you’re looking for! $342,000 MLS#49031 ***** 3 BED 2 BATH HOME — On 100 acres! Home is very nice and has a barn on property. Creek runs through. Also approximately 400 Pecan Trees! $259,000 MLS#49034 ***** 8 ACRES — North Monte Vista in Ada. Great building site! Lot is 660x589. $67,500 MLS#49039 ***** CLOSE TO ALLEN! Beautiful 3 bed 2 bath, 2306 sq ft home on 19 acres. 1 barn, 1 workshop, 1 storage building and 1 arena. Great land with a pond. 25605 CR 1515. $330,000 REDUCED TO $309,000 MLS#49437 ***** GREAT BUILDING LOTS at Lake Hills, lake lots and other lots avaiable. $22,500 for not lake lots, $35,000 for lake lots. ***** 180 ACRES — Nice creeks running through. Lots of potential. $255,000 MLS#48088

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Atwood Church of the Nazarene

Mother’s Day is always a special day. We try to honor our mothers by giving them all flowers. Ruth DeShields received a basket for having the most children there. Ellen McCarn received a basket for being the oldest and Jamie Cassell received the basket for the youngest. Ruth was also blessed when her children (Mick, Jennea, Brenda, Gary and grandson Jeremy) sang “Supper Time” for the special. The Bible says to train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. God blesses Christian mothers. Bro. Larry sermon was taken from 2 Timothy 1: 1-7 and entitled “Mothers Who Live their Faith.” Mothers who live their faith put God at the center of their homes and lives. Women of God want their children to experience what they have experienced. They long for their children to have a personal relationship with God. They devote themselves to training up their children in the way they should go. They make God the most important thing in life. Praying is not something they ought to do, it is something they do. Their children hear their names lifted up to heaven. Reading the Bible is a passion, not a pastime. Going to church is not an option. No one has more influence upon a child than the mother. Use that influence wisely. Take action to make sure they have every opportunity to know God. They train their children to listen for the voice of God. At some point, Timothy heard God call his name. God was not a new concept for him. His heritage made it easy for him to listen for and hear the voice of God. The years of his youth were spent learning the things of God from his mother and grandmother. When Timothy heard Paul preach, he heard God speak. When God called him into ministry, Timothy was able to hear. He was able to hear because he had been taught to listen. Mom and grandma had to release him to follow the One they all served. Timothy’s fear gave way to a spirit of power and God used him. Next Sunday night we will have a graduation party for Adam Lively at 7:00. We invite all his friends and relatives to come. We are very proud of Adam and know that he will do good when he attends college in the fall.

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Enjoy the company of all your family and friends

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY !"#$%&' )*+ ,-' ,-., Guest Speaker: Danny Stewart

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Monday Cheeseburger with Lettuce, Tomato & Onions, Tator Tots or Potato Salad, Mayo, Mustard & Ketchup, Pineapple Chunks, 2% Milk, Coffee and/or Tea Tuesday Polish Sausage, Sauerkraut, Scalloped Potatoes, Bun or Cornbread, Butter or Margarine, Chocoleana Cupcake or Brownie, 2% Milk, Coffee and/or Tea Wednesday Beans, Greens, Summer Squash, Cornbread, Butter or Margarine, Chocolate Chip Cookie, 2% Milk, Coffee and/or Tea Thursday Bean & Beef Crispitos, Broccoli with Cheese Sauce, Hominy, Spiced Apples, 2% Milk, Coffee and/or Tea Friday Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Tossed Green Salad, Carrots, Yeast Roll, Salad Dressing, Butter or Margarine, Strawberry Shortcake made with Angel Food Cake, 2% Milk, Coffee and/or Tea

Academic Awards Ceremony Thursday from Page 1

10th Grade: Chance Allred, Thomas Boyd, Emilee Costner, Rio Jones, Meagan Lively, Jordan Remis, Zachery Smith and Britten Wallace 11th Grade: Hailee Alcaida, David Barlow, Kinsey Brown, Shelby Greenhill, Conner Johnson, Jared Knighten, Brandon Lindsey, Daniel Mead, Shelby Merriman, Joshua Remis, Beyla Skelton and Jessica Spencer 12th Grade: Jocee Bailey, Thomas Bayles, Morgan Beavert, Brady Caldwell, Amber Coody, Jacklyn Deaton, Meghan Dohlman, Brett Edens, Kayli Farmer, Christina Fenwick, Charlotte Fortenberry, Desiree Gaines, Hunter Harden, Chelsea Holland, Marissa Howard, Brooke Kidwell, Adam Lively, Kaitlyn Merriman, James Moss, Steven Nelson, Marissa Prentice, Australia Riddle, Jeremy Ross, Grant Rowsey, Kassidy Rowsey, Denton Russell, Michael Spurlock, Danelle Stephens, Billy Thompson and Ruth Vines Awards to be given include: Academic Letter Jackets; Masonic Lodge Awards Student and Teacher of Today; Masonic Scholarships and Essay Winners; Woodmen of the World; Superintendent’s Honor Roll; Principal’s Honor Roll; Oklahoma Honor Society; Interscholastic Meet Winners; Academic Teams; Elk’s Lodge Students of the Month; Valedictorian/Salutatorian; Honor Students; Oklahoma Academic Scholar; U.S. Air Force; U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award; Most Useful Student Award; OHLAP Scholars; East Central University; Dr. Pepper/Coca-Cola Scholarships Travis Brown Memorial Scholarship; Wayne & Pat Bullard Scholarships; Heather Johnson/Shalonda Johnson-Claxton Scholarship; Farmers State Bank; Pontotoc County Farm Bureau; Mike & Leslie Dicus Memorial Scholarship; as well as various other scholarships.

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Out and About Allen

—O&A— Gerald Bullard of Newcastle, Wyoming visited last week in Allen, staying as a houseguest of Wayne and Pat Bullard. 

Last Monday he drove over to Ardmore and visited with his sister Sue Herrin and her husband Mark. On Thursday Gerald and Wayne drove to Victor, Oklahoma where they

LEGAL NOTICE HEL WA T

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF PONTOTOC COUNTY P TB STATE OFp OKLAHOMA o tun ties now No. PB-2012-40 f e ght & grea p English, meinc.com. In the Matter of the Estate of William M. Deceased. COMBINED NOTICE TO CREDITORS, AND NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION pric n 80 Clearance S DRIVERS,OF HEIRSH WNER OPERATORS, FOR FINAL ACCOUNTING, DETERMINATION P, DISTRIBUTION AND $2 50 TO S gn-O Bonus Dedi DISCHARGE PURSUANT 58 O.S. Sec. 245 uns, Clas to -A 58 CDLO.S. G Sec. atcar 245 p a has HANK HAS A Petition for Summary Administration pursuant been filed o f lt R i setting forth the following information: el e 1. The name, address, and date of death the com decedent are as o gr oftwide Te t GRE TWfollows: DE Name: William o 303 M. 4 English Address: Nashville, Tennessee Date of Death: S January ES OPP 1R 2012 UNIT manufactu o 2. The name and address of the Petitioner are easlooking follows: ager nA. English u ae . Name: Mary wort . Tennessee to raining Address: Nashville, Ji 2 72 e j g 3. The total value of the estate of the Decedent as set forth in the Petition 870 0 is 5 as /be ter com follows: Value of Estate: Less $175 G? 000 W TOthan TRUCKI Pursuant to the provisions of 58 O.S. Sec areer 246, start the no following ! * $0 Tui odates Co have been set for filing the Final Accounting and Petition for Distribution forPay the &hearing on theL o Cred t Check *and Great Bene i sof Short com devisees, itorder allowing final accounting, determination heirs, mployment legatees and if any, B FO distribution and discharge: Filing date: June 18, 2012 Hearing date: July 13, 2012, at 9:00 o’clock a.m. WAN D LI AGE TS Place of Hearing: District Court of Pontotoc County, Oklahoma $ 0 a D y G eat g t Be fahas ms com A document purporting to be the Last Will and Testament been Commiss n Pai Da of l •the C Decedent mp ete attached to the Petition. E and RT NE of ESSARY O APPLY The Petition sets forth the names and ICENSE addresses all known creditors, Cheirs Ca lO.S. 1 888-71 020 each person receiving this devisees of the Decedent. Pursuant to 58 Sec. 246, RL N S Notice is advised of the following: DRIV file RS objections - Flexib eto the home ime, ata least 1. Each person receiving this Notice must Petition p ovedten p ll or to Part Mode n orT that ucks person will be (10) days before the hearing and send aF copy thet me. petitioner q a fied – L al i t t t deemed to have waived any objections to the Petition. Safet n s -802 will 665 2. If an objection is filed at least ten Dispa (10) days before Court ch Requ re the hearing, mon hs the 86 determine at the hearing whether the Willrecent attached to the experi nce Petition 00 4 4shall 9569be admitted to ww appropriate, .driveknight.co and if so, whether ATTEND C probate, whether summary proceedings are the estate will be distr buted and to whom the estate will be distr buted , H 3. The claim of any creditor not shown in the STEEL PetitionBUILDI will be GS barred unlessJus thei cla m assi ta the ce. is presented to the personal representative at the following address on or before ST E B G f HO E F i presentment date of June 11, 2012: James R Scrivner, C. KE O FER Centu P Onl Attorney at Law 36 1 O. Box P. 373 ADVER Ada, Oklahoma 74821-1373 AD ER ISE Attorney for the Personal Representative LEGA S RV CES Dated this 8th day of May, 2012. Court a 4 /s/ James R. Scrivner ABILITY n O a 1 88 JAMES Saunder R.&SCRIVNER, Sau ders OBA #8033 oJAMES Recove R. y SCRIVNER, No P.C. h - 59 East 8548 14IS 120 Street; P. O. OC Box N051 1373 Ada, Oklahoma 74821-1373 580-332-9033; 580-332-9291 MORE NF Fax: RMATION ON James R. Scrivner, OBA #8033 JAMES R. SCRIVNER, P.C. 120 East 14th Street; P. O. Box 173 Ada, OK 74821-1373 Attorney for the Estate (Published in The Allen Advocate on May 10 and 17, 2012)

LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA PB-2011-82 In the Matter of the Estate of Dale Kent Morrison, Deceased. NOTICE OF HEARING FINAL ACCOUNT Notice is hereby given that Thomas Ray Morrison, Personal Representative of the estate of Dale Kent Morrison, deceased, having filed in this Court the Final Account of the administration of said estate, and Petition for Distribution of said estate and for final discharge of said Personal Representative, the hearing of the same has been fixed by the Judge of said Court for 2:30 o’clock P.M., on May 17, 2012, at the Courtroom of said Court in the County Courthouse in Ada, Oklahoma, and all persons interested in said estate are notified then and there to appear and show cause, if any they have, why said account should not be settled and allowed, the heirs of Dale Kent Morrison, deceased, determined, said estate distributed, and the Personal Representative discharged. WITNESS my hand this May 1, 2012. Thomas S. Landrith JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT (Published in The Allen Advocate on May 3 and 10, 2012)

LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA No. CV-2012-73 Arthur Dewayne Scr bner and Robyn Scribner, Plaintiffs, VS. The Heirs, Executors, Administrators, Devisees, Trustees, and Assigns and Unknown Successors of Wilburn Scott, 3/4ths Blood Chickasaw, Roll No. 1063, Deceased, Defendants. NOTICE BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: The heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, assigns, and unknown successors of Wilburn Scott, 3/4ths Blood Chickasaw, Roll No. 1063, deceased: You and each of you are hereby notified that, Arthur Dewayne Scribner and Robyn Scribner, as plaintiffs, filed a Petition in the District Court of Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, in the above numbered and styled cause of action, suing you, the heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, Wilburn Scott, deceased, alleging that Wi burn Scott died possessed of the following described real property located in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma: E/2 SE/4 SW/4 NW/4 and the E/2 W/2 NE/4 SW/4 NW/4, and the E/2 NE/4 SW/4 NW/4 of Section 12, Township 3 North, Range 7 East, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, that the Plaintiffs are the owners of said real property and in actual possession thereof; that more than one year has elapsed since the death of Wilburn Scott, and that there has been no judicial determination of the death and heirship of said Wilburn Scott, deceased; and that you, the heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, assigns, and unknown successors of Wi burn Scott, deceased, are claiming some right, title, or interest in said real property adverse to the right, title, and interest of the Plaintiffs. In said Petition Plaintiffs pray for judgment against you, and each of you, determining that you have no right, title, or interest in said real property, and pray that you be required to show what right, title, or interest in said real property you now have, if any, adverse to the right, title, and interest of the Plaintiffs therein. Plaintiffs further pray that the death and heirship of Wilburn Scott, 3/4ths Blood Chickasaw, Roll No. 1063, deceased, be determined specifying who those persons were or are who were entitled to take title to said real property upon the death of Wi burn Scott, deceased, and determining the undivided proportion thereof which each took or was entitled to take under the succession laws of Oklahoma. Plaintiffs further pray that you, and each of you, be perpetually barred and enjoined from asserting any right, title, or interest in said real property, and for judgment quieting Plaintiffs’ title therein against you. You must answer the Petition filed by the Plaintiffs on or before the 21st day of June, 2012, or it will be accepted as true and judgment will be rendered against you, and each of you, decreeing the Plaintiffs to be the owners of said real property and entitled to exclusive possession thereof, and decreeing that you have no, and are enjoined from asserting any, right, title, or interest in said real property, and quieting title thereto in the Plaintiffs. Given under my hand and seal this 3rd day of May, 2012. Ernestine Eubank, Court Clerk Pontotoc County, Oklahoma By: /s/ P. Weaver Deputy JAMES R. SCRIVNER, P.C. 120 East 14th Street Post Office Box 1373 Ada, Oklahoma 74820 Attorney for the Plaintiffs (Published in The Allen Advocate on May 10, 17 and 24, 2012)

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The public is hereby given notice there will be a public hearing at the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex, 1710 N. Broadway, Suite D on Thursday, May 31st, 2012, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. I n accordance with Title 82 O.S., Section 1610(B), the purpose of the hearing will be to allow Pontotoc County residents and other interested citizens the opportunity to voice opinions and views regarding regulations or amendments thereof proposed to be enacted by the Pontotoc County Floodplain Board governing land use, building of structures, and construction in unincorporated areas of Pontotoc County. All interested persons are encouraged to attend and make known their opinions. A copy of the proposed Floodplain Board Regulation may be examined and inspected at the Pontotoc County Emergency Management Office, 1710 N Broadway, Suite D, during the business hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on any business day. (Published in The Allen Advocate on May 17, 2012)

LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA FD-2012-73 In the Matter of the Dissolution of the Marriage of GARY P. BRENDLE, Petitioner And CHARLENE L. SMITH, Respondent. NOTICE BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: CHARLENE L. SMITH Take notice that you have been sued in the above named Court by the said Petitioner, GARY P. BRENDLE, for a divorce on the grounds of incompat bility. You must answer said Petition on or before (45 days), or said Petition will be taken as true and a judgment will be rendered for Petitioner granting him/her a decree of divorce. Witness my hand and the seal of this Court this April 27, 2012. Ernestine Eubank Court Clerk (Published in The Allen Advocate on May 10, 17 and 24, 2012)

LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE DISTRICT COURT WITHIN AND FOR PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA Case No. PB-2012-10 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF WANDA CHARLINE SPANN, deceased. NOTICE OF HEARING FINAL ACCOUNT, PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP, DISTRIBUTION OF ESTATE AND DISCHARGE OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE NOTICE is hereby given that Melissa Lynn Rollins, Personal Representative of the estate of Wanda Charline Spann, deceased, having filed in this Court her Final Account and Petition for Distribution and Discharge, the hearing of the same has been set by the Judge of said Court for the 25th day of May, 2012, at 9:00 o’clock A.M., in Courtroom #315 of said Court in the County Courthouse in Ada, Oklahoma, and all persons interested in said estate are notified then and there to appear and show cause, if any they have, why the said account should not be settled and allowed, the heirs, legatees, and devisees of Wanda Charline Spann, deceased, determined, said estate distr buted and the Personal Representative discharged. WITNESS my hand this 4th day of May, 2012. s/Thomas S. Landrith  JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT GREGORY S. TAYLOR Attorney at Law 115 South Broadway P.O. Box 1737 Ada, OK 74820 580/332-7717   (Published in The Allen Advocate on May 10 and 17, 2012)

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT WITHIN AND FOR PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA Case No. PB-2012-32 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATES OF GWENDOLYN ALMIRA WHITTINGTON and EVERETT LEE WHITTINGTON, both deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS STATE OF OKLAHOMA )                                             ) ss. COUNTY OF PONTOTOC ) All creditors having claims against Gwendolyn Almira Whittington and Everett Lee Whittington, both 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 Roy A. Whittington, Personal Representative at the offices of Gregory S. Taylor, Attorney, 115 S. Broadway, P.O. Box 1737, Ada, Oklahoma 74820, attorney for Personal Representative, on or before the following presentment date: The 3rd day of July, 2012, or the same will be forever barred. DATED this 3rd day of May, 2012. s/Gregory S. Taylor  Gregory S. Taylor, Attorney for Personal Representative for the estates of Gwendolyn Almira Whittington and Everett Lee Whittington, both deceased GREGORY S. TAYLOR     115 S. Broadway P.O. Box 1737 Ada, OK 74821 580/332-7717 Attorney for Personal Representative (Published in The Allen Advocate on May 10 and 17, 2012)

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF PONTOTOC COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA No. PB-2012-41 In the Matter of the Estate of Leta Mae Smith, Deceased. COMBINED NOTICE TO CREDITORS, AND NOTICE OF HEARING PETITION FOR FINAL ACCOUNTING, DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP, DISTRIBUTION AND DISCHARGE PURSUANT TO 58 O.S. Sec. 245 A Petition for Summary Administration pursuant to 58 O.S. Sec. 245 has been filed setting forth the following information: 1. The name, address, and date of death of the decedent are as follows: Name: Leta Mae Smith Address: Ada, Oklahoma Date of Death: March 11, 2012 2. The name and address of the Petitioner are as follows: Name: Donald W. Smith Address: 8367 State Hwy #19, Ada, Oklahoma 74820 3. The total value of the estate of the Decedent as set forth in the Petition is as follows: Value of Estate: Less than $175,000 Pursuant to the provisions of 58 O.S. Sec. 246, the following dates have been set for filing the Final Accounting and Petition for Distribution and for the hearing on the Order Allowing Final Accounting, Determination of Heirs, Legatees and Devisees, if any, distribution and discharge: Filing date: June 21, 2012 Hearing date: July 13, 2012 at 9:00 o’clock a.m. Place of Hearing: District Court of Pontotoc County, Oklahoma A document purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of the Decedent has been attached to the Petition. The Petition sets forth the names and addresses of all known creditors, heirs and devisees of the Decedent. Pursuant to 58 O.S. Sec. 246, each person receiving this Notice is advised of the following: 1. Each person receiving this Notice must file objections to the Petition at least ten (10) days before the hearing and send a copy to the petitioner or that person will be deemed to have waived any objections to the Petition. 2. If an objection is filed at least ten (10) days before the hearing, the Court will determine at the hearing whether the Will attached to the Petition shall be admitted to probate, whether summary proceedings are appropriate, and if so, whether the estate will be distr buted and to whom the estate will be distr buted. 3. The claim of any creditor not shown in the Petition will be barred unless the claim is presented to the personal representative at the following address on or before the presentment date of June 14, 2012: James R. Scrivner, P.C. Attorney at Law P. O. Box 1373 Ada, Oklahoma 74821-1373 Attorney for the Personal Representative Dated this 14th day of May, 2012. /s/ James R. Scrivner JAMES R. SCRIVNER, OBA #8033 JAMES R. SCRIVNER, P.C. 120 East 14th Street; P. O. Box 1373 Ada, Oklahoma 74821-1373 580-332-9033; Fax: 580-332-9291 James R. Scrivner, OBA #8033 JAMES R. SCRIVNER, P.C. 120 East 14th Street; P. O. Box 1373 Ada, OK 74821-1373 Attorney for the Estate (Published in The Allen Advocate on May 17 and 24, 2012)


THE ALLEN ADVOCATE, MAY 17, 2012 - PAGE 9

Masons Raffle to benefit FCCLA

Allen Masonic Lodge #81 will be assisting the Allen High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) in raising money for their representatives to attend the national STAR competition. The event will be held this summer during the National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. The Lodge is currently raffling your choice of a Remington Model 870 Pump 12 gauge with woodgrain stock or $300 cash. Tickets are available from Allen Masonic members or various FCCLA members for $2 each or three tickets for $5.

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Sorority Garage Sale a Success

Thursday, May 3rd Jennifer Smith, Jill Kaminski, Melonie Johnson, Marilyn Coulson, Tanya Caldwell, Cindy Davis, Tammy Frederick, Pat Johnson, Becky Boyd and Cindi Sanders enjoyed pizza and visiting before sorting and pricing the donated items for the yard sale to benefit the Allen Community Center (old alumni building). Saturday morning, May 5th the yard sale was set up at the old Johnson station on Highway 1. With a steady stream of customers from 8 am to 12 noon the sale was a great success. $265.00 was presented to the town of Allen to help with renovations on the Community Building. Thanks to all who donated items for the sale and to Cindy Davis, Cindi Sanders, Becky Boyd, Tanya Caldwell, Melonie Johnson, Tammy Frederick, Jennifer Smith, Jill Kaminski and Marilyn Coulson for running the sale.

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Harmony Missionary Church News

The Lord’s Day at Harmony Missionary Baptist Church of Gerty began service with singing “Follow, Follow, Trust & Obey”, and “I Love To Tell The Story.” Devotional Reading was “Why Are You Hiding There?”, I Kings 19:11-18. Adult Lesson was “Dying to Self to Live for Christ”, Acts 6:9-15, 7:59-60, Romans 8:35-37. The gospel of Jesus must be proclaimed at all costs. Take up your cross daily and follow Jesus. “I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me”, Galatians 2:20. It was wonderful to have the Russells in our service. Bro. Leon can still sing bass beautifully and Bro. Mike does marvelous with the guitar and singing. Sister Janice prayed a beautiful prayer. Bro. Mike spoke of their travels and missionary work. We are thankful to have Christians that are willing to go and tell others about our Lord and Savior. Bro. Mike’s message was taken from II Corinthians 1:1-5, “God our Comforter.” We had Mother’s Day dinner after our morning service. We wanted more time to visit with the Russells. We were thankful to have Sister Billie back, she has been sick. Also Sister Geneva has missed some services. We were thankful to have her and daughters Donna, Denise and Jessika in service for Mothers Day. We pray you have a good week and may God bless you!

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THE ALLEN ADVOCATE, MAY 17, 2012 - PAGE 10

Out & About Allen

Recently Paula Nelson and Pam Price attended the International Quilt Show in Paducah, Kentucky. They were there as the guests of Darla Fulsom, the national rep for Deco Art So Soft Fabric Paints. While there they were all demonstrating the variety of ways that the paints can be used on fabric to enhance quilts.  In addition to viewing quilts submitted for judging from around the world, they took time to see the latest gadgets and fabrics to stock in Prairie Notions Fabric Shop of Allen.  The after hours were filled with shopping at Hancocks of Paducah Fabrics,

seeing historical sites including a Chickasaw Memorial Park, and local restaurants.   The Paducah Quilt show is a  judged  show that includes three rounds of judging.  They have over 50,000 people attend annually from around the world.  One of the highlights of the trip was meeting an artist from the  Dominica  Republic that created jewelry out of native items from the Amazon Jungle. —O&A— B onnie Bray and Barbra McPherson traveled to Muskogee recently. There they were guests of Bonnie’s sister, Mary

Jean Webster. J oining in the visit were brother Bobby Joe and Diane Hammonds, and sisters Betty Ford and Alice and Richard Geiger, and the Geiger’s daughter, Tina, of Gulfport, Mississippi, as well as other nieces and nephews. During the trip a visit was paid to the Warner Cemetery to decorate family graves. —O&A— D onnie and Wilda Pipkin enjoyed a few days this past week in Branson, Missouri. They were accompanied by his father, Arthur Pipkin of Ada. Their stay included seeing

the Presleys, Down Home Country, the Mickey Gilley Show, and taking a cruise on the Branson Belle. —O&A— The Shires family gathered for a Mothers’ Day cookout at the Wintersmith Park, Ada. Those enjoying time together were Kenny and Johnna Shires of Allen; Phillip and Russhel Chancey and Dax of Edmond; Chance and Jerica Shires and Sophia of Allen; Joe and Pat Shires, Allen; Terry and Jan Shires of Tioga, Texas; Johnny and Nola Daniel, Stonewall; Glen and Donna Herrin of Stonewall; Ashley Ardrey and

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