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Gov. Mary Fallin has declared burn bans in 45 counties across the state, including Pottawatomie County, with state guidelines superseding countydeclared burn bans already in place.

In Pottawatomie County, commissioners declared a 30-day burn ban Tuesday, with an exemption allowing bonfires this week at Shawnee’s expo center, where the International Finals Youth Rodeo is being held. That exemption is no longer in effect. Oklahoma Forestry Ser-

vices spokeswoman Michelle Finch-Walker said the governor’s burn ban, which is superseding, prohibits outdoor burning and bonfires, so it invalidates the exemption made for the IFYR. Governor Mary Fallin issued the Executive Proclamation banning outdoor


ith the International Finals Youth Rodeo going on this week, I can’t help but think about how much time and effort these competitors put in and how they give it their all. It reminds me of how hard I had to practice growing up playing soccer and viola, even though I really didn’t practice either one very well. These competitors here, they not only have to be their best, they have to juggle different aspects of life as well. I was able to juggle from fifth through eighth grades, before realizing I had to give up one or the other. I chose to give up soccer because I didn’t feel like I could make the high school team, (Norman had a strong tradition) and I felt I could make a bigger impact in music. How some of these competitors juggle school, rodeo, sports and other aspects of life is beyond me. I still struggled to find time practicing viola and working a job, etc. Sometimes, I would even forgo practicing, and paid the price the next day. The conductors could tell when someone wouldn’t practice and the whole orchestra paid for it. We would rehearse the same section of music, until we got it right. Sometimes, it was brutal trying to perfect that one section, line, whatever. It took a while, too, to realize how much practice and repetition it takes before something is good enough. Then, is it is good enough for your own standards; then your boss’ standards? That was always the tough one for me in high school, was the boss’ expectations. My grades probably reflected that too, both in high school and my early years of college. I didn’t always do my best in studying, preparing myself for classes or exams. I didn’t always care either, so that was another issue. I didn’t learn a lot about that until my fifth year of college. Yes, I said fifth year of college. Once I learned that, I was able to get serious about things. I remember how difficult it was to do that, so seeing these people knowing that as young as some of them are, just amazes me. They all get my congrats.

burning for much of the state Thursday as drought conditions continue to cause extreme fire dangers. The declaration includes Pottawatomie and Seminole counties. Lincoln County isn’t included, but a county-declared ban is still in place there.

“The number of wildfires we have had over the last few months is extremely tough on our state firefighters,” Fallin said. “It’s a drain on their resources as well as a physical drain. Anything that can be done to minimize fires will help BURN BAN, Page 5A


Son of rodeo legend competes this week By Jason Smith

Trevor Hedeman, seated, is seen with his parents, Tracy Hedeman and legendary bull rider Tuff Hedeman. Trevor, 15, is competing in team roping and calf roping this week at the International Finals Youth Rodeo. JASON SMITH STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER


What do you do when you’re the son of a rodeo legend? Easy — you rodeo. Trevor Hedeman, son of bull riding great Tuff Hedeman, is among the hundreds of teenagers who competed this week in the 19th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo at Shawnee’s Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center. Much like his older brother Lane, Trevor competes in calf roping and team roping. Despite Tevor’s brief stint on calves in the 8-and-under age group, the siblings didn’t follow the exact same path as their father. “They didn’t choose (bull riding),” said Hedeman, a three-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) world bull riding champion and the 1995 Professional Bull Riders (PBR) world champion. Trevor said there was never a doubt in his mind

that he would rodeo, and the IFYR is one of those events he’s always had his sights on. The 15-year-old Lipan (Texas) High School sophomore-to-be didn’t mince a single word when asked for his opinion of the IFYR. “I like it,” he said with a smile. “He came here four years with Lane, so he’s been itching to get old enough and come compete himself,” said Trevor’s mother, Tracy. “It’s a great rodeo,” Hedeman said. “It’s really the only one of its kind. From a competitive standpoint, this will be the toughest they face at this age.” Hedeman described the IFYR as “the biggest and toughest” rodeo for these teenagers, based on the abundance of talent and skill represented. “The level of competitiveness and the depth of talent is so much greater,” HEDEMAN, Page 5A

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• The city plans to remove 25 structures during fiscal year 2011-12 and 34 to 37 structures during 2011 calendar year. • Homes that are reported to be used for illegal activity are moved higher on the priority list. Structures that have been burned and that are open for vagrant occupancy are targeted as well.

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Callie Kirk, an 18-year old from Meeker, started going to rodeos at the age of five. At the age of eight, she was riding alone in a saddle and hasn’t stopped since. Kirk’s first rodeo memory has something in common with what could be her last. “We were on our way to a rodeo finals when our truck had a blowout on the way,” Kirk said. “I was sitting well in the event, and I ended up missing my run. I still did well in my other events.” Kirk missed the first run in her last IFYR due to car trouble as well. “We live 20 minutes from the arena,” Kirk said. “This year, the transmission went out on our truck while we were coming to the arena.”

Kirk is competing in barrel racing and pole racing at this year’s IFYR. She also does breakaway roping and goat roping. Kirk graduated from Meeker High School in May and plans to attend Seminole State College and participate in the Presidential Leadership Program. Kirk said she was still undecided on a major.

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“I don’t want to pro rodeo for a living,” Kirk said. “I want to have money. I love to ride, and I will still do it as a hobby, but I don’t think I could do it for a living.” Kirk was a student council member for two years at Meeker High School

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Are you drinking enough fluids? By Sonya McDaniel OSU Extension Educator

During extreme heat, adequate fluid is especially important because dehydration can be a major life-threatening problem. Children, older adults and people who work or are physically active outside for extended periods of time are particularly at risk for dehydration. A loss of only 5 percent of body water can result in some signs of heat exhaustion. A loss of 10 percent of body water can lead to heat stroke and circulatory collapse, said Janice Hermann, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension nutrition education specialist. “Most people usually underestimate how much fluid they need to replace water lost due to prolonged exposure to extreme heat. Unfortunately, thirst is not an indication of fluid need because the onset of thirst lags behind the body’s need for water,” she said. “Normal fluid needs for adults are at least 6 to 8 cups each day. However, additional fluid is required for exposure to heat.” For outside activities lasting less than one hour an extra 1 to 2 cups of water should be enough. For extended outside activities additional fluid needs to be consumed before, during and after time in the sun. Guidelines for fluid intake for extended outside activities include 2 to 3 cups of fluid about two hours before activity and an addition 1 to 2 cups of fluid about 15 minutes before the activity. Small amounts of fluid, about 6 to 8 ounces, should be consumed about every 15 to 20 minutes or 2 to 3 cups every hour during the activity. After outside activity fluid should be consumed to replace weight lost. Hermann said a tip for replacing water lost is to weigh before and after outside activity. A general guide is 2 cups of fluid are needed to replace every pound lost. For activities lasting less than one hour plain cool water is best for replacing body water because it can be absorbed quickly. “Juices, soft drinks and other liquids containing more than 8 percent sugar may cause stomach cramps and diarrhea. Most sports drinks contain about 7 percent sugar, which is about half the

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Harold “Slugger” Fox, 45, died in his home July 3, 2011. Slugger was born Nov. 19, 1965, and was adopted by Nora and Thomas Fox Sr. He was raised in Shawnee and graduated from Shawnee High School. He enjoyed spending time with his longtime companion, Valerie Morris, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Sr. and Nora Fox; biological parents, Milo and Rosie Fox; sister, Mary Joyce Marinez; and brother, Thomas Fox Jr. Slugger is survived by his brother; Kenny Fox of Shawnee; sisters, Delores Bender and husband, Joe, of Shawnee, DeVonne Paningsoro and husband, Don, of Shawnee, Cynthia Simon, Shawnee, Martha Cruz, Shawnee; biological siblings, Lizzie Downing, Yahmey Fox and Milo Fox Jr.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial for Slugger will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2011, at North Rock Creek Assembly of God. The family will have a potluck dinner immediately after.

Graveside services for Alva Gaines of Macomb will be at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 16, at Neal Cemetery with Kenneth Branson officiating. Alva passed from this earth on Friday, July 8, 211, at the age of 73. He was born in Shawnee on June 29, 1938. He was the son of Silas and Emma Gaines. Alva was a farmer and worked for Robert Buzzard Farms for many years. Alva enjoyed his quiet, simple life. Alva was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Howard, Orville, Jack, Elmer, Edward, Clarence and Walter; one sister, Rosa; half-sister, Minnie Cain; and half-brothers, Otis and Otto Gaines. His survivors include sister-in-law, Miriam Gaines; nephews, John and Justin Gaines; nieces, Kathy Watts, Bonnie Bates and Roseann Butler; and dear friends, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Buzzard.

73 Calvin G. James, whose life blessed so many friends and loved ones, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, in Dallas, Texas. Calvin was born Sept. 10, 1937, in Tecumseh to Wendell and Opal Porter James. He leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Shirley Cook James. He is also survived by brother, Dr. Melton James and wife, Dr. Cheryl Feigal-James, McAlester; sister, Sue Howard and husband, Jerry, of Mocksville, N.C.; brother-in-law, Jerry Cook and wife, Carol, of Conroe, Texas; sister-in-law, Vickie Green and husband, Rick, of Moore; aunts, Onita Coffey, Anna Lee Motley and husband, Dick, Tecumseh; nephews, Tracey Cook, Marcus Howard, David James and wife, Carrie, and David Green and wife, Crystal; nieces, Angela Copeland, Leslie Cook and husband, Steven; numerous cousins, great nephews and great nieces. In 1967, Calvin joined Royal Lane Baptist Church, Dallas, where he sang in the choir and served several times as Chairman of Deacons. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 17, at Royal Lane Baptist Church, 6707 Royal Lane, Dallas, Texas 75230. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, July 18, in Tecumseh Cemetery.

Leo Allen Cloud 58, of Wewoka

Nelson Lee Tooman Sr. 45, of Tecumseh Nelson Lee Tooman Sr., 45 of Tecumseh, passed away Monday, July 11, 2011, at his home. He was born Oct. 21, 1965, to Eugean and Jean Tooman in Oklahoma City. Nelson was a lifelong resident of Pottawatomie County. He attended Tecumseh Schools. He was a loving father, grandpa, son and brother. He helped everyone that he could and was never able to stay put for too long. He is survived by his parents, Eugean and Jean Tooman, Shawnee; son, Nelson Lee Tooman Jr., Tecumseh; grandson, Zackery Chance Tooman, Tecumseh; two brothers, Wesley Tooman and Dennis Tooman, Shawnee. A family memorial service will be at 4 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2011, at the Living Faith Fellowship, 531 N Pennsylvania in Shawnee, with Dan Kesterson officiating.

Madgelene ‘Madge’ Leona Marker Hallman 90, of Seminole Madgelene “Madge” Leona Marker Hallman of Seminole died Tuesday morning, July 12, 2011, at the age of 90 years, 3 months and 22 days. She was born March 20, 1920, to John and Della Morefield. She had two full brothers and a sister, Bill Morefield, James Morefield, and Lorene Morefield Dinsmore Johnson, plus one half brother, Herbert “Toney” Couteau Jr. Madge and Perry Marker were married Dec. 18, 1936, in Stillwater. Perry served in the U.S. Army in the early 1940s. They had two sons, Dan and Larry, and one niece, Jeri King. Madge and Perry lived in Drumright for three years and Cushing for 45 years, where they were active in the First Baptist Church. Madge served as secretary of the church for 11 years from January 1972 to May 1983. Perry died July 18, 1984. Madge married Commander Robert Hallman, U.S. Navy, retired, a life-long friend of both she and Perry, on Feb. 8, 1986. The couple lived in Stillwater for two years before moving to Seminole. They were members of the First Baptist Church. Bob preceded her in death in February 2003. Madge was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands and her brothers and sister. She is survived by her sons, Dan Marker and his wife, Midge, of Shawnee, and Larry Marker and his wife, Sam, of Seminole; one niece, Jeri King of Edmond; three grandchildren, David Marker and Chele Marker of Shawnee and Mike Marker of Bixby; seven great-grandchildren, Josh Carr, Brandon Marker, Jarrod Marker, Kristi Hix, Kennedy Hudson, Shane Marker, and Trey Marker; and one great-great-grandchild, Aryanah Marker. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, July 15, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, July 18, at Fairlawn Cemetery in Cushing. Online tributes and condolences may be left for the family at Services by Leonard & Marker Funeral Home of Bixby.

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Wewoka resident Leo Allen Cloud, age 58, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in Shawnee. Wake services will be 6 p.m., Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church with Rev. Houston Tiger officiating. Burial will follow at Tiger Family Cemetery, Wewoka.

BIBLE VERSE And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided. For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both. And there arose a great cry: and the scribes [that were] of the Pharisees’ part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God. And when there arose a great dissension, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces of them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him by force from among them, and to bring [him] into the castle. Acts 23:7-10

Benny Leon Morphis 60, of Shawnee Benny Leon Morphis, 60 of Shawnee, died Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Unity Health Center. Services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, July 18, 2011, at Walker Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Leroy Kerbo officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. Walker Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. To sign the guestbook online, go to

Mildred Margaret ‘Millie’ Huff 79, of Shawnee Mildred Margaret “Millie” Huff, 79 of Shawnee, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at a local hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Walker Funeral Service Chapel with Pastor Chris Talley officiating. Private burial will be at a later date at Tecumseh Cemetery. Walker Funeral Service will announce more information. To sign the guestbook online, go to

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Rodeo a family affair for Perschbacher By Chelsey Kraft

For 16-year-old Katie Perschbacher, of Ada, rodeo is a family affair. With parents that both competed in rodeos, Perschbacher said she was always on the road with her family. “I didn’t really have a choice [but to rodeo]. The night I was born, mom and dad had a rodeo in Tishomingo.” The first-time IFYR participant called the Shawnee rodeo “an experience,” mainly because her horse Rita was injured in June, so she had to borrow a horse from the girl she bought Rita from. Monday’s morning

performance was only the second time Perschbacher had rode her borrowed horse Charlie. “You really need to click with the horse, but we are going to get there. Hopefully he will begin to work better for me the more I ride him,” Perschbacher said. Perschbacher, who attends Vanoss High School, is competing in barrel racing, and she enjoys winning the most. “I like to have fun of course, but to be able to go out there and win, there is no better feeling than winning,” Perschbacher said. Following graduation, Perschbacher plans to attend Murray State College

in Tishomingo. She hopes to be on the livestock judging team and plans to major in physical therapy. “I needed something to go into that I could focus on during the week and then focus on rodeo during the weekends,” Perschbacher said of physical therapy, adding that she likes to help people and is looking into sports medicine, specifically to help rodeo contestants. One of Perschbacher’s many role models is barrel racer Charmayne James. “Who doesn’t want to win 11 world championships?” Perschbacher asked. While Perschbacher looks up to James, she said there is not one per-

of the American Association of Retired Persons will meet 10:30 a.m. July 16 at Liberty Baptist Church cafeteria. Dick Curtis and his group of musicians known as the Lost and Found orchestra will entertain with jazz and country music.

Visitors are welcome to attend and lunch is served for $5.

son she wants to be like because she wants to be unique. “I want to be myself and do my own thing and be my own role model while learning from others,” Perschbacher said. Two of Perschbacher’s uncles are Cord and Jet McCoy, former IFYR participants and contestants on season 16 of the Amazing Race. She said it has been fun and neat to have them as uncles, especially when people get excited when they spot one of the brothers because Perschbacher can say, “I know. I saw him yesterday at my house.” Her parents are Kim and Justen McCoy and Mike Perschbacher.


July 16 Shawnee High School Alumni Museum, located at 326 N. Union, will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. 326 N. Union. Shawnee Chapter 2654

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Security keeps rodeo safe By Kim Morava

With security in place during the International Finals Youth Rodeo, few problems have been reported, although one incident after hours prompted a change in gate entrance policies for outside beverages. J.R. Kidney, who is the director of operations with Titan Security LLC, said the entrance gates are closed at 8:30 p.m. each night; outside guests arriving after that park vehicles and use a walk-in gate at Independence Street for entrance. Along with evening rodeo performances, many other activities take place on the grounds and campsites at night, including a dance. Kidney said Monday night, security officers noticed a few people walking through the afterhours gate with beers in hand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the rodeo contestants,â&#x20AC;? he said, but appeared to be area visitors coming to the grounds.


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he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The volunteers are awesome,â&#x20AC;? Tracy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overstate the fact of what a tremendous job they do,â&#x20AC;? Hedeman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They do an incredible job.â&#x20AC;?


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to keep both our firefighters and the public safe. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m asking all Oklahomans to be vigilant and to do their part in preventing fires.â&#x20AC;? Oklahoma Forestry Services recommended the ban based upon an analysis of fire activity in affected counties, wildland fuel conditions and the predicted continued drought. Unlawful activities under the ban include campfires, bonfires, and setting fire to any forest, grass, woods, wildlands or marshes, as well as igniting fireworks, burning trash or other ma-

As a result, no outside beverages were allowed in the after-hours gate from that point forward, he said. Whether drinks were in fastfood cups or even appeared to be cans of cola, all had to be tossed just in case any of them contained alcohol, Kidney said. The expo center has a zero tolerance policy for alcohol, he said, especially since this event is for high school students who are underage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our job is to ensure each of them are safe,â&#x20AC;? he said. Wednesday night, Kidney said security officers dealt with a fight outside the dance. It appeared local Shawnee youth came to the grounds for the dance and allegedly started a fight with rodeo contestants, Kidney said, apparently over something that had allegedly occurred earlier in town. The group was separated before Shawnee police arrived. Kidney said other than those issues, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a pretty smooth sailing week.â&#x20AC;?

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Horses important part of sport By Robby Short

Did you know that most rodeo events are considered a team sport? Obviously team roping is one, but also most everything else sans the events that require one to ride a wild animal, are team sports. These duel species teams â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including a rider and horse â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have become an integral part of sport, no different than the relationship between a quarterback and wide receiver, or a pitcher and catcher. Lane Chipley, a steer wrestler and calf roper from Mississippi, uses a different horse for each event, meaning he had to build a relationship with both horses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do this without your horse,â&#x20AC;? Chipley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to have a good horse. They are like your best friend.â&#x20AC;? Some competitors, like Sierra Beauford, are forced to enter events with a unfamiliar horse due to unforeseen circumstances. Beaufordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s horse Frisco underwent emergency

surgery months before the IFYR, forcing her to use an inexperienced horse during this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had Frisco for more than a year, and we were just getting comfortable with each other,â&#x20AC;? Beauford said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was planning on going to Mississippi to race when I found out that Frisco was sick. I was devastated, I felt like I was stuck.â&#x20AC;? Beauford said she had very little riding time with Nine, the horse she is using in her IFYR events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was really stressful because we were doing well and starting to win,â&#x20AC;? Beauford said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m nervous riding Nine because we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had the experience together.â&#x20AC;? Ivan Holliday, a team roper from Mississippi, has two team members, forcing him to build trust and develop relationships with both team members. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you rodeo, you want to be on the horse you practiced on,â&#x20AC;? Holliday said. Occasionally a horse dies in

the arena or becomes unable to perform, at which time the contestant is forced to quickly find a replacement of forfeit the event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You never want to see a horse die, but sometimes it canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be prevented,â&#x20AC;? Reesa Cooper, the mother of team roper Cody Cooper, said. Cooper said most parents preferred their kids ride a welltrained horse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A good team roping horse starts at $10,000 and up,â&#x20AC;? Cooper said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You invest years of training and care into the animal. You have these animals for years, and they become part of your family.â&#x20AC;? Chris Bellinger, veterinarian at Shawnee Animal Hospital, said the majority of calls he responded to during the IFYR were for prevention. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids here take care of their horses,â&#x20AC;? Reesa Cooper said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These horses have to be in great shape to compete. They are just like any other professional athlete.â&#x20AC;?

Some know Hedeman â&#x20AC;&#x201D; now retired â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from actor Stephen Baldwinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s portrayal of him in the 1994 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;8 Seconds.â&#x20AC;? The main focus of the biographical film is the career of Hedemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s close friend, world bull riding champion Lane Frost. Frost, who was portrayed in the film by actor Luke Perry, died in

1989 in Cheyenne, Wyo., after the bull â&#x20AC;&#x153;Takinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Care of Businessâ&#x20AC;? broke some of his ribs following Frostâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dismount. Hedeman provided stunt work for Baldwin during the filming of â&#x20AC;&#x153;8 Seconds,â&#x20AC;? and he said working with Baldwin and Perry was enjoyable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stephen and Luke are

great guys â&#x20AC;&#x201D; some of the most genuine and downto-earth guys youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ever meet,â&#x20AC;? Hedeman said. When asked if he had seen the movie, Trevor responded â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with a smile â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;once or twice.â&#x20AC;? Tracy said Trevorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s status has not had an effect on his aspirations or his relationship with

classmates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Around rodeo and school, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just one of the dads,â&#x20AC;? she said. After high school, Hedeman attended Sul Ross University in Alpine, Texas, and was a member of the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rodeo team. While at Sul Ross, he competed in bronc riding, team roping, steer wres-

tling and bull riding. During his professional career, Hedeman became one of only seven riders to ever successfully ride the infamous Bodacious. Hedeman scored a 95 on Bodacious in 1993, but in 1995 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; while attempting another ride on the bull â&#x20AC;&#x201D; he suffered severe injuries to his face.

terials outdoors. Violating a governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s burn ban can be punishable by a $1,000 fine and one year in prison, or both. Under the burn ban, cooking with LPG and natural gas grills, along with charcoal-fired cooking, is allowed, but only if the activity is done on a non-flammable surface at least five feet away from vegetation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, any fire resulting from grilling or the use of one of these cookers or stoves is still an illegal fire,â&#x20AC;? guidelines show. Shawnee Fire Prevention Officer David Anderson said people choosing to grill should use common sense and follow guidelines of be-

ing five feet away from grass and vegetation while on a non-combustible surface. Anderson said grillers also should pay close attention and constantly supervise cooking to ensure no sparks or embers cause problems. As with any ban, guidelines show individuals are responsible for their actions and the results of their activities. Anyone who starts a fire is responsible for suppression of that fire, as well as the cost of any damages that may occur from that fire. Tecumseh Fire Chief Aaron Williams said the ban is needed as rain earlier this week provided little relief. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The rain was hit and

miss,â&#x20AC;? Williams said. As the drought and wildfire dangers continue, forestry officials also ask homeowners to take proactive steps to protect their homes. Keeping lawns mowed

short, removing leaves and other flammables from beneath porches, out of gutters or off roofs will help. Residents should consider removing trees, wilted plants and vegetation that have inched too close to

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Births, not new immigrants, push U.S. Latino growth WASHINGTON (AP) — With immigration slowing, babies born in the U.S. rather than newly arrived Mexican immigrants are now driving most of the fast growth in the Latino population. A new analysis of census data highlights a turning point in Hispanics’ rapid U.S. growth. Demographers point to the potential for broader political impact as U.S.-born MexicanAmericans widen their numbers over non-citizen, foreign-born counterparts, who wield no voting rights. “As these young Latinos age, they will enter public schools, participate in the nation’s economy as workers and consumers, and enter the growing pool of Hispanic eligible voters,” said Mark Hugo Lopez, associate director of the Pew Hispanic Center, who co-authored the study released Thursday. The analysis focuses on the growth of Mexican-Americans, who make up more than 60 percent of the U.S. Hispanic population. Tracing a mass Mexican migration to the U.S. that began in 1970 and reached its height during the 1990s, it finds that young Mexicans who crossed the border many years ago are now adding to the population by having many children. That is a contrast to other racial and ethnic groups, who on average are older. Currently, the median age of Mexican-Americans is 25, compared to 30 for other Hispanic subgroups, 32 for blacks and 41 for whites. Mexican-American women typically will have given birth to 2.5 children by their mid-40s, higher than for other groups. Meanwhile, immigration from Mexico has fallen off in recent years, dropping by 60 percent since 2006 after a souring U.S. economy and stepped-up border enforcement made it harder and less desirable for undocumented workers to enter the country. As a result, the number of new immigrants from Mexico declined over the last decade to 4.2 million, from 4.7 million in 1990-2000. In all, the Mexican-American population grew by 11.4 million over the last decade, of which 63 percent came as a result of births. That is a reversal from the previous two decades, when the number of new Mexican immigrants either matched or exceeded the number of Mexican births. Among Hispanics as a whole, about 58 percent of the population increase since 2000 were a result of births. The numbers come as Hispanic groups are seeking more political influence. States are currently redrawing their political maps based on population and racial and ethnic makeup. Now representing 16 percent of the U.S. population, Hispanics added more than 15 million people over the last decade and accounted for more than half of the nation’s total population increase. Still, their voting power has not always matched their numbers, partly because a disproportionate share of U.S. Hispanics are either children or non-citizens. Just 42 percent of all Hispanics in the U.S. are eligible to vote, compared to 78 percent for whites and 66 percent for blacks. Currently more than 60 percent of all Hispanics are U.S.born, many of them children. Lopez says that is now changing, with some 600,000 young Hispanics who were born in the U.S. turning 18 each year to enter a widening pool of more than 21 million Hispanic eligible voters. Other findings: —About 6.5 million, or more than half of all Mexican immigrants, were in the U.S. illegally last year. Many of these illegal immigrants gave birth to children in the U.S.; about 68 percent of the 350,000 U.S. births to illegal immigrants last year were to Mexican parents.

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Treat our dinosaurs with respect



hat would you do if you came across a dinosaur? When I think of dinosaurs I think of special or precious keepsakes, the kind of things that are kept in a museum and protected. There are even special exhibits and intense studies dedicated to dinosaurs. Dinosaurs are treasures that fascinate the old and young alike. In Shawnee we have some dinosaurs. We have some old outdated places that need some tender loving care and restoration. The Municipal Pool, Bell Street Auditorium, the expo parking lot, our entry signs coming into the city, our parks and RV areas, the public library, the walking track and our schools. Shawnee Little Theatre, our historical buildings and homes and the many small and large businesses that support our city to name only a few. This year, as all of the last eight years, I had enrolled my grandsons in YMCA swim lessons. The first day of lessons at the Municipal Pool, I was shocked. The place looked great! Since the pool has been managed by the YMCA it has become better each year. This year it was clean, no foul odors, fresh bright paint, well-marked areas and a new staff. The instructors were the best ever,

MARTA LAND taking a real personal interest in each child and working with them as an individual. Form and technique were stressed along with play and recreation. As we were leaving the pool, each and every day there were long lines of children, parents and grandparents waiting in line at every door. It was a beautiful sight knowing that these people were going to get to enjoy a day of fun and sun! Some people drove to the pool area, many rode their bikes but many more seemed to be on foot. That’s why I think it is so very important to take care of the “dinosaurs” we have in the center of our community. Thank you Tracy and Y staff for helping to make Shawnee the place to be! But there is still much to be done. The pool needs some major repairs, our library needs a new roof, the municipal auditorium needs some major work and the expo parking lot, well, I hope that one the holes don’t “swallow” a horse trailer this year at the IFYR. And those

are just a few. (I won’t mention Kickapoo Street in this editorial.) As a little girl I learned if I did not take care of the toys and things I had I would not get anymore. I had to prove myself trust worthy with the little things. Even the Bible says that if we use and take care of what we have then much more will be given to us. We need to focus on what we have and be sure that we are making the most of resources. I really believe that if we focus on being the very best we can be for the people who already live, work and play here then others will come and want to be a part of our wonderful community. Don’t keep looking over the fence. Fertilize and mow the grass we have and we will grow strong from the roots to the tips! Protect and take care of our dinosaurs. Treat those things with the respect and dignity they deserve. Editor’s Note: This Guest Editorial is offered by Marta Land. She is a member of The Shawnee News-Star Guest Editorial Board. She and her husband Hank also own and operate House of Flowers. The views expressed by our guest editorialists and guest columnists are theirs, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the News-Star management.

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Davis on solid ground in her letter to editor Dear Editor, In Tuesday’s News-Star, Stephen Peterson attacks an earlier letter by Jo Davis. In her letter, Mrs. Davis explained some beneficial effects of the Affordable Care Act, specifically the provision that young people may remain insured on their parents’ health insurance program until they are 26. Mr. Peterson believes Mrs. Davis’s letter was plagiarized, but even worse, that it was plagiarized from an unreliable source, Rick Ungar, who writes for Forbes. The author’s evidence that Unger is unreliable is he is “an uber liberal with socialist leanings.” Mrs. Davis’s letter is not plagiarized, nor is Unger an unreliable source. Mrs. Davis’s letter was printed on June 18, not, as Mr. Peterson says, on June 20.

Mrs. Davis begins her letter with “Forbes magazine reports that . . .” a beginning that identifies the source. Such an identification usually suggests the writer is not plagiarizing. However, Mr. Peterson goes further and tells us all 188 words in Mrs. Davis’s letter were identical to an article by Unger published May 23, 2011. Mr. Peterson did not read the Unger article, since it is about 750 words long, nor did he check to find whether Mrs. Davis had copied from the letter. In fact, Mrs. Davis took only some statistics and a 40-word sentence from the article. This is far from copying the Unger article. Rick Ungar is a reliable source. He is contributing editor to Forbes (a major resource for businesses) in health care policy and law He speaks widely on health care policy, and apparently his opinions and information have not offended the other editors of Forbes,

TRI-COUNTY SPEAKS since he continues to write often for Forbes. Mr. Peterson does not tell us what an “uber liberal” is and how “socialist leanings” disqualify Ungar from being a reliable source on health care policy. Finallly, Mr. Peterson tells us that every polling agency reports that 60-72 percent of Americans oppose the Affordable Care Act. However, a Gallup poll in March asked whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing that Congress passed this act. A good thing: 46 percent; a bad thing: 44 percent, with 10 percent no opinion. A Herndon Alliance poll in January found only 42 percent of voters want to see the act repealed, and a Kaiser Family Foundation poll in February found only four in ten backing repeal. Mrs. Davis seems to be on solid ground in her essay. Joe Hall Shawnee

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This week in Shawnee . . . NOW SHOWING AT THE CINEMA CENTRE 8:

“HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 2” (3D and 2D): The final chapter begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord’s three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered, and Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint team for this final installment in the phenomenal series. (2:10) (PG-13: For some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images). “CHILDREN OF PARADISE”: Inspired by the Jacques Preverts scenario for Marcel Carne’s film, Jose Martinez brings to life 19th century Paris, revealing a magical and mysterious world. A live performance by the Paris Opera Ballet is a part of the current Ballet in Cinema Series. ENCORE SHOWING at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 20. “ZOOKEEPER”: A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zookeeper (Kevin James) find love -- without opting to leave his current job for something more illustrious: woman. Rosario Dawson and Donnie Wahlberg costar in the family comedy. (1:44) (PG: For some rude and suggestive humor, and language). “LARRY CROWNE”: Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne (Hanks) was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he’s worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. There he becomes part of a colorful community of outcasts, also-rans and the overlooked all trying to find a better future for themselves...often moving around town in a herd of scooters. In his publicspeaking class, Larry develops an unexpected crush on his teacher Mercedes Tainot (Roberts), who has lost as much passion for teaching as she has for her husband. The simple guy who has every reason to think his life has stalled will come to learn an unexpected lesson: when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might discover

Disney’s “Winnie the Pooh” is showing this week at Movies Six at Shawnee Mall. PHOTO PROVIDED

your reason to live. Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts star. (1:39) (PG-13: For brief strong language and some sexual content). Disney’s “CARS” (3D and 2D): Star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy and Michael Caine are among the voice talents. (1:52) (G: For all ages). “BAD TEACHER”: A comedy centered around a foul-mouthed, junior high teacher who, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague -- a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher. Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake star in the adult comedy. (1:32) (R: For sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use). “THE GREEN LANTERN” (2D): A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe. Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard star in the sci-fi action adventure. (1:54) (PG-13: For intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action). “SUPER 8:” In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth - something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined. Directed by J. J. Abrams, the cast of the sci-fi thriller includes Kyle Chandler, Elle Fan-

ning and Joel Courtney. (1:52) (PG-13: For intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and some drug use). NOW SHOWING AT MOVIES SIX AT SHAWNEE MALL: Disney’s “WINNIE THE POOH”: During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin, Pooh convinces Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, and Eeyore that their young friend has been captured by a creature named “Backson” and they set out to save him. The animated family adventures features the voices of Jim Cummings, Craig Ferguson and John Cleese. (1:09) (G: For all ages). “HORRIBLE BOSSES”: Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness. Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston star in the adult comedy (1:40) (R: For crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug material). “TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON”: (2D and 3D) The interstellar war between the Autobots and Decepticons shifts onto overdrive following the discovery of Sentinel Prime (voice of Leonard Nemoy) in this sequel from director Michael Bay. Only a precious handful of officials in the government and military realize that the 1969 moon mission was the result of an event that threatened profound repercussions for the entire human race. When the Apollo 11 astronauts discover the wrecked remains of Sentinel Prime on the surface of our natural satellite, they bring him back to planet Earth. But Sentinel Prime wasn’t the only alien object on the moon, and when a malevolent new enemy

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NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has laid off about 114 people over the last two days, planned cost-cutting moves that a league spokesman says are “not a direct result of the lockout.” The laid off employees represent about 11 percent of the league office workforce in New York, New Jersey and internationally. Spokesman Mike Bass tells The Associated Press on Thursday the layoffs are “a response to the underlying issue that the league’s expenses far outpace our revenues,” not because of the work stoppage that began July 1. The cuts are part of a plan to reduce costs by $50 million in all areas. The league has recently consolidated offices in Europe and Asia by closing offices in Paris and Tokyo.

SANDWICH, England (AP) — Thomas Bjorn and Tom Lewis have nothing in common except for the unlikely position they shared Thursday atop the leaderboard at the British Open. It’s not just that one is twice as old. Or that Bjorn is a 40year-old pro who wonders how much longer he can compete at the highest level, while Lewis is an

amateur making his major championship debut, his best golf still to come. The biggest difference are their memories of Royal St. George’s. Bjorn took a small step toward atonement with a birdie on the par-3 16th — the hole that cost him the claret jug in 2003 when he took three shots to escape a pot bunker — on his way to a 5-under 65 in the toughest conditions of the

opening round. He made a birdie on Thursday, and couldn’t help but smile when he saw it bounce away from trouble and toward the flag. “When I hit the shot, I thought, ‘This is going to struggle.’ So when it just made it over that bunker, that was just a smile of knowing that things were going my way today,” Bjorn said.

Lewis ran off four straight birdies late in his round, an amazing stretch that began on the par-5 14th. That’s the hole where Lewis wrapped up the British Boys Amateur Championship two years ago, the highlight of a sterling amateur record. A par on the final hole gave him a 65, the lowest ever by an amateur in the British Open, making him the first



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Eagle binge at amateur championship KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — Kyle Brossia was struggling in the third round of the Ohio Amateur golf championship on Thursday. Then he suddenly became an eagle eye. The 26-year-old from Findlay was 5 over through three holes before he dramatically turned things around. He holed his 115yard second-shot approach on the par-4 fourth hole, chipped in for a 3 at the par5 fifth and then rolled in a 20-foot putt for eagle at the par-5 sixth at NCR Country Club’s South Course. He ended up with a 6over 77 and said he was a little embarrassed that he had three nearly perfect holes in an otherwise mediocre round. “I had a 77, which is pretty bad for three eagles,” he said. “But it’s still something I’ll always remember.”

SPORTS TRIVIA QUESTION: What was the first year the Tour de France took place? THURSDAY’S ANSWER: Ali and Frazier fought each other on March 8, 1971, at Madison Square Garden in a bout, nicknamed The Fight of the Century. It was one of the most eagerly anticipated bouts of all time and still remains one of the most famous. The it lived up to the hype with an impressive performance from both sides. Frazier knocked Ali down in the 15th and final round with a hard left hook which led to him winning the fight and retaining his title with a unanimous decision. It was Ali’s first professional loss.


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amateur to lead this championship in 43 years. “It was a special moment for me, winning here, and to come back to where you’ve won is extra special,” Lewis said. “I was just thrilled to be here, but to shoot 65 the first round was something I wouldn’t have thought. I was just happy to get the drive off the tee at the first, and that was all that mattered.”

Meeker’s Lauren Underwood competes in barrel racing Thursday morning at the International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee. JASON SMITH STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

WINDING DOWN Colorado cowgirl heads barrel racing event By Mike McCormick

A Colorado cowgirl who won more than $1,400 in barrel racing in the first round of this week’s International Finals Youth Rodeo led the overall standings in the event headed into Thursday night’s performance. This morning’s 9 a.m. performance will conclude the second round, setting the stage for tonight’s 7:30 finale at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center. The top 15 finishers for the week in each of the 10 events at the conclusion of this morning’s action, including ties, will earn the right to compete in tonight’s finals. Shay Spitz of Lamar, Colo., won $1,460 for her first-round barrel run of 16.466 seconds. Her second-round run of 16.525 has her with a total time of 32.99 in two runs through the pattern, putting her at the top of the standings. She’s the only contestant in the event below 33 seconds during the initial two rounds. A South Dakota cowgirl is on top in the average in two events. Shania Johnston, from Red Owl, has a total time of 5.5 seconds to

lead the breakaway roping after her two runs, and her total time of 16.4 seconds through the initial two rounds has her in first place for the championship in the goat tying. K.L. Spratt, Lysite, Wyo., is in second place at 16.5 seconds. In the bull riding, Cody Johnson of Stephenville, Texas, is ahead of his nearest competitor by nearly 20 points after two rounds. He had an 82.5 on his first bull, then turned in a 79 on his second for a total of 161.5 and is assured of being in tonight’s third and concluding round. In second place with a total of 142.5 is Garrett Smith, a Rexburg, Idaho, cowboy. Heading up the saddle bronc standings is Tyler Baeza, from Beaver Dam, Ariz. He had scores of 81 and 73 respectively in rounds one and two for a total of 154 on two head while Minneapolis, Minn., bronc rider Cody Hamm is second with a 146 total. Samantha Corzine, another Colorado cowgirl from Center, leads the pole bending with a total of 40.457 seconds. Skylar Ragan, Pattonville, Texas pole bender, was sitting second


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at 40.465, just behind the leader. Corzine and Ragan are the only two pole benders below the 41-second mark. A Texan is leading the tie down calf roping. Robby Hollis, from Sealy, has a total time of 19.3 seconds. He is a full second ahead of Tyler Worley, Berryville, Ark., who is in second place at 20.3 seconds. An Oklahoman leads the steer wrestling after his initial two rounds. Dillon Brewer, McAlester, has a total time of 9.3 seconds after rounds of 5.2 and 4.1. In second is Heath Thomas, Hemphill, Texas, with a total of 9.9 seconds. In front in the barebacks is Trey Moore, Anniston, Ala. bronc rider, with a total of 141 points. Tanner Girty, from Porum,, is second with 139 points. Team ropers Cole Dollery, Cladwell, Texas, and Reno Gonzales, Magnolia, Texas, are leading the event with a total of 12 seconds. Trailing right on their heels is a pair of Oklahomans, Dylan Gordon of Comanche and Gage William, Foster, who are in at 12.1 seconds.

NORMAN (AP) — Games against Arkansas and Cincinnati and a trip to a California tournament highlight Oklahoma’s nonconference basketball schedule, which was announced Thursday. The Sooners will open the season Nov. 11 at home against Idaho State, followed by a home game Nov. 18 against Coppin State. The Sooners will play in the 76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif., during the Thanksgiving weekend. The tournament brackets haven’t been set yet but the field includes Boston College, New Mexico, Villanova, Washington State, Saint Louis, Santa Clara and California-Riverside. Oklahoma will have home games against Sacramento State on Dec. 2, Oral Roberts on Dec. 8 and Arkansas on Dec. 10. The Sooners will play Houston in the All-College Classic in Oklahoma City on Dec. 17 and South Carolina State at home on Dec. 21. Oklahoma’s first road game will be at Cincinnati on Dec. 29. The Sooners will play Northwestern State (La.) at home on Dec. 31. “It’s a good schedule from the standpoint that it will really help prepare us for Big 12 play,” new Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. “We’ve got some tough games on the road with the 76 Classic in Anaheim — a very good field there — and Cincinnati. The home schedule is highlighted by the game against Arkansas. That’s a team that will come here and play extremely hard and well under coach (Mike) Anderson.” The Sooners’ two exhibition games will be at home against a pair of NCAA Division II foes, Northeastern State on Nov. 1 and Washburn (Kan.) on Nov. 6. “Nov. 1 seems like a long way away, but it will be here before we know it,” Kruger said. “Our team is excited for the season and we hope our fans are, too.”


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FOOTBALL ARENA LEAGUE NATIONAL CONFERENCE West Division W L T Pct PF PA z-Arizona 15 2 0.8821059787 Spokane 8 8 0.500 939 891 San Jose 7 9 0.438 917 960 Utah 7 9 0.438 944 990 Central Division W L T Pct PF PA x-Chicago 12 4 0.750 863 735 x-Dallas 11 5 0.688 968 899 Tulsa 7 9 0.438 774 749 Kansas City 5 11 0.313 750 855 Iowa 5 11 0.313 808 970 AMERICAN CONFERENCE South Division W L T Pct PF PA z-Jacksonville 13 3 0.8131035804 Georgia 9 7 0.563 886 832 Orlando 9 7 0.563 854 840 Tampa Bay 6 10 0.375 705 891 New Orleans 3 13 0.188 724 893 Eastern Division W L T Pct PF PA Cleveland 9 7 0.563 768 711 Pittsburgh 8 8 0.500 754 857 Philadelphia 6 11 0.353 866 908 Milwaukee 5 11 0.313 735 777 x-clinched playoff spot Friday, July 15 Iowa at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Jacksonville at Kansas City, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16 Georgia at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Orlando at Tulsa, 7 p.m. Chicago at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Utah, 8 p.m. San Jose at Spokane, 9 p.m.

BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L 55 35 53 36 49 41 46 47 36 53 Central Division W L Cleveland 48 42 Detroit 49 43 Chicago 44 48 Minnesota 41 48 Kansas City 37 54 West Division W L Texas 51 41 Boston New York Tampa Bay Toronto Baltimore

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Los Angeles 50 42 .543 1 Seattle 43 48 .473 7½ Oakland 39 53 .424 12 Thursday’s Games Cleveland 8, Baltimore 4 Toronto 16, N.Y. Yankees 7 Kansas City at Minnesota, late Texas at Seattle, late Friday’s Games Chicago White Sox (Floyd 6-9) at Detroit (Verlander 12-4), 6:05 p.m. Cleveland (Tomlin 10-4) at Baltimore (Arrieta 9-6), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 7-6) at Toronto (Morrow 5-4), 6:07 p.m. Boston (A.Miller 3-0) at Tampa Bay (Price 8-7), 6:10 p.m. Kansas City (Hochevar 5-8) at Minnesota (Blackburn 7-6), 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Haren 10-5) at Oakland (McCarthy 1-5), 9:05 p.m. Texas (C.Lewis 8-7) at Seattle (Fister 3-10), 9:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 12:07 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 3:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 3:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Oakland, 3:10 p.m., 1st game Cleveland at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Oakland, 6:35 p.m., 2nd game Texas at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 12:07 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 12:35 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 3:10 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 57 34 .626 — Atlanta 54 38 .587 3½ New York 46 45 .505 11 Washington 46 46 .500 11½ Florida 44 48 .478 13½ Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 49 43 .533 — St. Louis 49 43 .533 — Pittsburgh 47 43 .522 1 Cincinnati 45 47 .489 4 Chicago 37 56 .398 12½ Houston 30 62 .326 19 West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco 52 40 .565 — Arizona 49 43 .533 3 Colorado 43 48 .473 8½ Los Angeles 41 51 .446 11 San Diego 40 52 .435 12 Thursday’s Games Florida 6, Chicago Cubs 3 Milwaukee at Colorado, late San Francisco at San Diego, late Friday’s Games Florida (Nolasco 6-5) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 6-6), 1:20 p.m. Philadelphia (Worley 4-1) at N.Y. Mets (Dickey 4-7), 6:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 7-4) at Cincinnati (Cueto 5-3), 6:10 p.m. Washington (L.Hernandez 5-8) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 8-6), 6:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 7-4) at Houston (Myers 3-9), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Narveson 6-5) at Colorado (Nicasio 3-2), 7:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 9-4) at Arizona (J.Saunders 6-7), 8:40 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 7-7) at San Diego (Moseley 2-8), 9:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Florida at Chicago Cubs, 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 3:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Houston, 6:05 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Colorado, 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 7:35 p.m. Sunday’s Games Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 12:10 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 12:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at Houston, 1:05 p.m. Florida at Chicago Cubs, 1:20 p.m. Milwaukee at Colorado, 2:10 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 3:10 p.m.

AL LEADERS BATTING — AdGonzalez, Boston, .354; Bautista, Toronto, .336; MiYoung, Texas, .323; Konerko, Chicago, .319; Ellsbury, Boston, .316; VMartinez, Detroit, .316; Jh-

Peralta, Detroit, .312. RUNS — Granderson, New York, 80; Bautista, Toronto, 74; AdGonzalez, Boston, 64; MiCabrera, Detroit, 63; Kinsler, Texas, 63; Ellsbury, Boston, 62; Pedroia, Boston, 59; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 59. RBI — AdGonzalez, Boston, 77; Beltre, Texas, 71; Konerko, Chicago, 67; Teixeira, New York, 66; Bautista, Toronto, 65; Granderson, New York, 65; Youkilis, Boston, 63. HITS — AdGonzalez, Boston, 128; MiYoung, Texas, 116; Ellsbury, Boston, 114; MeCabrera, Kansas City, 112; Markakis, Baltimore, 108; ACabrera, Cleveland, 107; AGordon, Kansas City, 106. DOUBLES — AdGonzalez, Boston, 29; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 28; Ellsbury, Boston, 26; Youkilis, Boston, 26; Quentin, Chicago, 25; MiYoung, Texas, 25; Beltre, Texas, 24; AGordon, Kansas City, 24.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE American North Division W L Pct. GB Omaha (Royals) 50 42 .543 — Memphis (Card.) 48 42 .533 1 Nashville (Brewers) 42 49 .462 7½ Iowa (Cubs) 41 51 .446 9 American South Division W L Pct. GB R. Rock (Rangers) 52 38 .578 — Albuq. (Dodgers) 47 44 .516 5½ New Orl. (Marlins) 45 47 .489 8 Okla. City (Astros) 40 52 .435 13 Pacific North Division W L Pct. GB Reno (D.backs) 53 36 .596 — Tacoma (Mariners) 44 47 .484 10 Co. Springs (Rock.) 41 49 .456 12½ Salt Lake (Angels) 39 52 .429 15 Pacific South Division W L Pct. GB Sac. (Athletics) 54 36 .600 — Las Vegas (B.Jays) 47 44 .516 7½ Tucson (Padres) 45 46 .495 9½ Fresno (Giants) 39 52 .429 15½ Wednesday’s Games International League 3, Pacific Coast League 0 Thursday’s Games Nashville 5, Albuquerque 0, 1st game Las Vegas 13, Tucson 8 Oklahoma City 8, Iowa 4 New Orleans 7, Omaha 5 Round Rock at Memphis, late Albuquerque at Nashville, late, 2nd game Colorado Springs at Reno, late Fresno at Sacramento, late Salt Lake at Tacoma, late Friday’s Games Round Rock at Memphis, 5:05 p.m., 1st game Las Vegas at Tucson, 6:05 p.m. Albuquerque at Nashville, 6:05 p.m. New Orleans at Omaha, 6:35 p.m. Oklahoma City at Iowa, 7:05 p.m. Round Rock at Memphis, 7:35 p.m., 2nd game Salt Lake at Tacoma, 9:05 p.m. Fresno at Sacramento, 9:05 p.m. Colorado Springs at Reno, 9:05 p.m.

BASKETBALL WNBA EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Indiana 10 3 .769 New York 8 5 .615 Connecticut 6 5 .545 Chicago 7 7 .500 Atlanta 3 9 .250 Washington 2 9 .182 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Phoenix 9 4 .692 Minnesota 7 4 .636 San Antonio 7 4 .636 Seattle 7 4 .636 Los Angeles 5 6 .455 Tulsa 1 12 .077 Wednesday’s Games New York 91, Atlanta 69 Chicago 72, Tulsa 54 Phoenix 112, Minnesota 105 Indiana 90, Connecticut 78 Thursday’s Games San Antonio 69, Seattle 66 Friday’s Games Minnesota at Indiana, 6 p.m. Connecticut at New York, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Tulsa, 7 p.m. Washington at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Games Chicago at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

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RedHawks post road win DES MOINES, Iowa — Andy Van Hekken allowed one earned run with seven strikeouts in seven innings and helped the Oklahoma City RedHawks (40-52) overcome a season-high six errors in an 8-4 win over the Iowa Cubs (4151) before 7,165 Thursday night at Principal Park. Van Hekken (4-4) allowed four runs, one earned, with seven hits and seven strikeouts in seven innings for the winning decision. Van Hekken has posted quality starts in five of his last six appearances. The RedHawks opened an early 2-0 lead with runs in the second and third

innings. Collin Delome hit a sacrifice fly in the second inning and Drew Locke doubled home Luis Durango in the third for a 2-0 score. Iowa tied the game with a pair of unearned runs in the third inning. Lou Montanez hit a sacrifice fly which scored Struck, who led off by reaching on an error. With the infield in and a man at third base, shortstop Tommy Manzella misplayed a ground ball for an error, allowing Brett Jackson to score the tying run at 2-2. Oklahoma City regained the lead for good in the fourth inning with three runs. Tommy Manzella

singled with the bases loaded to score two runs for a 4-2 score. Durango later drove in J.R. Towles with a sacrifice fly for a 5-2 lead. The RedHawks added two runs in the fifth inning. A Delome double play ball brought in a run before a Towles single scored Koby Clemens for a 7-2 score. Tyler Colvin hit a solo home run in the sixth inning for Iowa, trimming the lead to 7-3. Anderson Hernandez countered with a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning for an 8-3 score.


Texas-Arlington joins WAC ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Western Athletic Conference is back in business in the Dallas-Fort Worth area — only not in football. Having lost TCU and SMU years ago, the WAC returned Thursday by adding one of the lesser-known institutions in the region, Texas-Arlington. WAC officials approached UTA only two weeks ago, and everything clicked right away. The final step came Thursday with the board of regents for the University of Texas system voting to accept an invitation. The WAC is going through a major renovation. With Fresno State, Hawaii and Nevada leaving

after the upcoming season, membership was down to only five schools before a recruiting effort that has landed Seattle, Denver, Texas State and Texas-San Antonio, and now UTA for membership starting in the 2012-13 school year. Only seven of those 10 members play football, with UTA among those that don’t. WAC Commissioner Karl Benson said he’ll be looking for two more football playing schools in hopes of having a 12-team league with nine football programs. He’s also hoping that UTA considers reviving football; the Mavericks ceased their program in 1985. “I think today demonstrates that we definitely

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Horoscopes FRIDAY, JULY 15 CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You may have to bend the rules a little in order to make your point — and get things done in a manner that can be of lasting good. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — You may wish other things for yourself, but you’re going to have to dedicate yourself to addressing a particularly urgent situation. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Others may see you doing very little, but you know that when the time comes, you will be able to do a great deal that matters. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — What goes on in your

head is likely to be far more important than anything you can accomplish with sheer muscle. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — You may find yourself waiting for something that is both anticipated and feared, but the fear is likely to pass when you make yourself busy. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Your knowledge of certain techniques and strategies will serve you well, but you must also be flexible and willing to learn. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You may be startled by how quickly things get moving, espe-

cially if you were feeling at all doubtful about your own involvement. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18) — You may be working against yourself by taking things too personally. Be aware of another’s willingness to take on more. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — You have been feeling rather out of sorts, but you should be able to get yourself back on track by focusing on a particular job. ARIES (March 21April 19) — You mustn’t let yourself become confused between a primary goal and a secondary one. You know what has to be done right

now — so do it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Don’t let another’s reactions to your behavior get you down; he or she isn’t used to the way you do things — yet. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — You may have to work hard to get yourself on a solid footing. Otherwise, you may not feel as though you are able to get certain things done. Copyright 2011, Distributed by Universal Uclick for UFS

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Finding the Easy Way By Frank Stewart Cy the Cynic told us that when he was a boy, he walked three miles to school in rain and snow. “I felt pretty silly,” Cy admitted, “when I found out there was a bus.” To save mental energy as declarer, look for an easy way to make your contract. In today’s deal, South took the ace of hearts and cashed the ace of trumps. When East discarded, South continued with the king and jack. West won and led the queen of hearts.

heart and he rebids two diamonds. What do you say? ANSWER: This hand is too promising to pass, especially if you’re vulnerable. It has two fast winners, diamond support and the makings of a stopper in clubs. If partner has a suitable minimum such as K 6 5, 4, A K Q 9 7 2, Q 6 3, 3NT will be almost a laydown. Raise to three diamonds. If partner continues with 3NT, you’ll be delighted. West dealer E-W vulnerable

ALL TRUMPS South ruffed and ran all his trumps. With four tricks to go, West saved the A-9 of diamonds and K-3 clubs. After some thought, South judged correctly to take the ace of clubs and exit with his queen, and West had to concede the 13th trick to the king of diamonds, yielding the contract. “That was hard work,” North observed. It would have been easier if South had simply let West’s king of hearts win at Trick One. Whether West continued with another heart to dummy’s A-J, a club, a trump or the ace of diamonds, South would get his 10th trick. DAILY QUESTION You hold: ♠ A 8 ♥ A J 7 3 ♦ 8 5 3 ♣ 9 7 5 2. Your partner opens one diamond, you bid one

NORTH ♠A8 ♥ AJ73 ♦ 853 ♣9752 WEST ♠ Q 10 3 ♥ K Q 10 9 ♦ AJ9 ♣KJ3

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Born into the rodeo world By Chelsey Kraft

Sheriff Mike Booth spoke to Shawnee Kiwanians this week providing an overview of the sheriff’s office and what the office does to keep Pottawatomie County a good place to live. From left to right are Jimmy Gibson, Kiwanis vice president, and Sheriff Booth. PHOTO PROVIDED

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With parents who were both involved in the International Professional Rodeo Association, 17-year-old JW Ery, of Springfield, Tenn., was born into the rodeo world. Ery’s father, Mike, is a former IPRA steer wrestler and his mother, Linda, is a former IPRA barrel racer. He said it was “pretty cool” when his parents competed in the IPRA. “Ever since I was born, my parents had me in the back of the camper. I was practically raised in the camper,” Ery said. “They would work during the week and rodeo on weekends.” Ery, who will be a senior at Jo Byrns High School this fall, is competing in his first IFYR. His events are team roping, where he is the heeler, and steer wrestling, which is sometimes referred to as bulldogging. After watching his father compete in steer wrestling for so long, Ery decided he wanted to give the event a try. Ery said he and his family moved from Michigan to Tennessee when he was in about the sixth grade, and that was when he told his dad of his interest. Then, his dad learned about the Tennessee Rodeo Association, and Ery has been involved in rodeos ever since. Currently, Ery has his own horseshoeing business, following the lead of his grandpa and dad who have both shoed horses. Ery said part of the reason for doing so is because it does not take much time to shoe a horse, so it is a

good job to have that still allows time to focus on school and rodeo. The other reason for the business is financial. “It helps earn a little extra money to rodeo and pay bills,” Ery said. Ery also creates leather goods, which he sells at rodeos. He became interested in this when his middle sister was dating Arthur Antonides, a bull rider who has his own leather business. Antonides showed Ery how to make belts and bracelets and Ery would go to rodeos with him and help sell the products and split the profits. Ery plans to attend furrier school in the fall. In college, Ery hopes to be on a rodeo team. Ery said he has two role models: his dad and John Gilstrap, a former rodeo clown and family friend. Gilstrap has also worked on ranches, rode rough stock and done “about everything,” Ery said. “He doesn’t live far from the house, so we will sit down and talk and he will give me advice,” Ery said. “He is like a grandpa to me.” Ery considers his father a role model because of the knowledge he has given him. “Daddy taught me how to bulldog and almost everything I know,” Ery said.

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Crew Cab, V8, Power Options, Towing Pkg., Alloy Wheels, 50k Miles, Bedliner and Much More

11,950 ONLY $11,950

07 Chrysler 300 43k Miles, Leather, Chrome Wheels, Sunroof, 5.7L Hemi and Much More!



Up to 15 words or less for 1-3 days. Includes paper, online & TopSale! (75¢ per word after that)

ONLY $ 273-4750


Become an independent contractor for Maud and St. News-Star Louis area, The Shawnee also Macomb, and CommercialAsher Carrier Seminole area.

& Tecumseh

Apply in person 215 N. Bell

$200 nus

3-Family Sale tools, pool table, Army fatigues, toys, LOTS of clothes. 1/2mi South Lake Rd & Hwy 102.

42208 N. Benson Park Cabinets, tires, tools, riding lawn mower, Christmas lights, swimming pool. Friday/Saturday FLEA MARKET Every FRIDAY SATURDAY Old Shawnee Town 1 West Main 273-5044



08 GMC Sierra 1500 Work Truck Pkg, Long bed, Bedliner, 4.3L V6, Auto, 40k Miles, Clean

18,950 ONLY $11,950


Bo Sign-On le Availab

THE GOLDEN RULE HOME is now hiring






Ext. 359 Shawnee, OK

Garage Sales

6 mo. OTR exp. & CDL REQ’D

Need Extra

Go where you want, when you want, how you want! You don’t need a 10 mpg behemoth truck when you can own a 27 mpg, symmetrical all wheel drive Subaru that’s loaded with skyview power moonroof, heated seats, 10-way power seat, sportshift automatic, alloy wheels, satellite radio with CD, MP3 jack and steering wheel remotes, keyless and more for $22,995 or $430*mo with 60,000 mile factory warranty!

07 Toyota Tundra SR5

(405) 275-4850

Up to $3000 BONUS Up to .39¢ Per Mile 877-521-5775












Hiland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Quality Auto Pawn




Pawn Your Car Instant Cash


Any questions, call Carolyn at 275-5510. AA/EOE

All 3 Shifts Available - Weekend Shift Now Available BENEFIT PACKAGE INCLUDES: Medical, Dental, Vision, Referral Bonus, Vacation/Holiday Pay Weekly Incentive Bonus



ONLY $ for loader/unloader


94 ASTRO VAN ................................$795 70 FORD CLUB WAGON....................$895 99 FORD WINDSTAR ......................$3295 97 CHEVY VENTURE ......................$3295 06 PONTIAC MONTANA VAN ..........$3495 00 CHEVY EXT CAB .......................$3895 01 MAZDA MPV ............................$4295 99 HONDA PASSPORT 4WD ...........$4495 02 FORD ESCAPE ..........................$4995 04 OLDS BRAVADA AWD ...............$8995

12k Miles, Power Equip., Alloy Wheels, Factory Warranty

Plus excellent benefits package. Must be able to pass physical, drug screen and background check. Apply in person at Oldcastle Glass 10000 N. Harrison or online at for material handler or

Wolverine Tube


10 Kia Soul

OLDCASTLE BUILDING ENVELOPE Has job openings for entry level production worker. 1st shift starts at 7:00 am and 9:00 a.m. Mon-Fri. Starting pay is $10.00 hr.

Must be able to pass a Drug Screen & Background Check

Quality Cars & Trucks at Affordable Prices

1220 N. Harrison • 273-4230




914 N. Harrison




CTSA Head Start




McLoud Public Schools is hiring for the following positions for the 2011-2012 school year

Quality Used Cars TRUCKS & SUVS


CNA's CMA's LPN's needed for all shifts full and part-time RN's needed for weekends.

Multi-family 109 Smith Ave. DALE Friday & Saturday 6 A.M.-NOON Furniture, toys, childrens clothes, luggage, lots of misc.

Apply in person

38801 Hardesty Road





COCAA Now Hiring: Weatherization Crew Member Staging Crew Member Applications can be picked up at 429 N. Union Shawnee, OK 74801 More info and app. at Call 405-275-6060



2101 N. Beard Friday/Saturday 9a-4p Remodeling, queen mattress, furniture, household items, tools, curtains, lawn mower.

Fri.-Sat. 920 E. Whittaker Lots of nice girl clothes for school, misc and more. Shawnee Garage sale 7:00 am 14, 15, 16 1302 N. Broadway Antique glassware, toys, massage table, lots more.

Antique buffet,. Red & Purple Hats, Lace Petticoat Romper

10% off purchase

Cinderella Closet 1021 N. Kickapoo



Huge Multi-Family Moving Sale!! Sat & Sunday 8AM-12 Noon 3 Country Club Road Shawnee; Baking, Party dishes, Sewing, Crafts, Fabric, Holiday, Baby clothes, Cooking, 30 years worth of treasures must go!!

Large Sale Lots of misc., TV, computer, childrens clothes. 105 E. Drummond Friday/Saturday 7am-?? Garage Sale! 1303 Castle Creek 8:00 - 1:00 Computer Armoire, large birdcage, childrens, teens and plus size clothing.. TABLE AND RACK RENTAL 48-hour rental, 6ft. tables for $6, 8ft/$8, round clothes racks $5. (405)740-9357 Teaching supplies, toys, go-cart, furniture, baby/adult clothes, cribs, household items. 18200 Sharon Rd. 1 1/4 miles west of 177 on Hardesty Thursday/Friday 7a-3p

Huge Sale 518 N. Patchin Okeefe and Merritt Antique double oven/grill $395, older camper $125, large George Foreman Rotisserie Oven $145, furniture, kitchen tables, 1994 Buick Park Avenue, Chihuahua puppies. 405-343-0654 Yard/Bake Sale 3 1/2 miles north of McArthur on Acme. Pool, misc. Friday 8a

Large Sale Sat & Sun Lots of furniture. From Firelake Grocery/ Casino-5-miles East, 1/2 south


Yard Sale 111 W. Midland 8am-? Video games, electronics, clothing, furniture and much more.


Craftsman woodworking tools, baby cradle and items, riding mower, Mac computer, large computer desk. 508 & 608 Cottonwood Lane Saturday ONLY NO SALES BEFORE 8a

7/14/11 8:45:22 PM






CLASSIFIED Shawnee News-Star





Come see Steve at

Rose Manor 1610 N. Bryan • Shawnee, OK

Now Interviewing

HILAND DAIRY FOODS Hiland Dairy Foods Company in Chandler is now accepting applications for

• LPNs 11-7

Transport Driver .Must have Class A CDL.. Will be required to pass D.O.T. Physical and Drug Screen. Excellent pay and benefits. Applicants should apply at Workforce Oklahoma 711 Manvel Chandler, OK or call 1-888-980-9675 for a center near you. Hiland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Express has a variety of industrial and administrative positions to choose from:

Seeking mature individual to schedule appointments, surgery and follow-up visits, check patients benefits as well as other administrative duties. Part time Thursday & Friday. Fax resume to 405-272-8315 or email to My Dentist continues to grow! Now hiring Dental Assistants and Scheduler for our Shawnee office! We offer competitive pay and benefits. Please visit our careers link @ or Fax: 405-751-7160 today!


Machinist - starting at $18 General Laborers - starting at $9 Administrative - starting at $10 Welders - starting at $10


Real Estate Marketing/Leasing and Facilities Management of Owner’s Properties in both Shawnee & Midwest City. Must have strong employee management and tenant relation skills, plus knowledge of construction and good computer skills. PLEASE do not apply if NOT FULLY experienced and qualified. Send your resume by email to or fax to 405-527-0104.

Staffing Manager Seeking self-driven, dynamic individual to join our team.Must have customer service experience. Will be marketing our products & service to clients. Please call 788-0001 or send resume to






Looking for experienced fleet mechanic in Seminole OK, Must have 1yr Class 8 experience. Must own tools, have good attitude and be willing to work long hours. We provide medical, life, dental, vision & 401K. If interested please call 405-609-0096 or email resume to bhays@wcamerica. com

Experience Required AllNations Bank Send resume to


Queen hide-a-bed couch, oak lighted china cabinet, microwave 27” TV 13” TV VHS/DVD combo 405-388-5170 273-7874 Snow cone stand, fully equipped $6500 Includes outside tables. CALL Tony 405-833-6682

Beagle puppies $50 each. Call Brad 405-481-1119 Found yellow Lab approx 1 yo, Very Friendly, very well mannered, very big. 639-8460

now hiring ALL positions. Must be drug free & have a great attitude. Willing to work all shifts. Apply at location or at

GENERAL EMPLOYMENT Pott Co. Jail now hiring

Detention Officers all shifts. Apply 8-5 M-F Pott Co. Public Safety Center 14209 Hwy 177 Shawnee, OK

RESTAURANT & FOOD SERVICE LINE COOKS Now Hiring Experienced Line Cooks Apply at Garfields 4845 N Kickapoo Shawnee

FREE to good home Male yellow lab, great with children. 570-3561 or 922-8194


Home Integration, Inc. is searching for quality people to join our team. Help adults with developmental disabilities learn to live safely in their homes in the Shawnee community. Home Integration will provide all necessary training for your certification as a Habilitation Training Specialist. FT or PT shifts, eve., nights & weekends

avail. Call for more info. 878-5289. EOE






Marketing Manager. The ideal candidate must be a BIG thinker and a self-starter who understands the importance of meeting revenue/profit targets and respects deadlines. Must be able to work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment; must be self-directed and creative; must possess the ability to work with a wide variety of individuals, both inside and outside the organization. The Marketing Manager will have a strong knowledge of our competitive landscape and most have a proven track record of strategy and implementation of successful marketing campaigns. Unit Liner offers competitive benefits along with 401K and advancement opportunities. Education requirements: Bachelors Degree preferred with 2 to 4 years field experience. Salary will be discussed at interview. To Apply, you can send an email to: with “Marketing Manager” as the subject or fill out an application at 7901 North Kickapoo, Shawnee Please include your resume and we will contact you for an interview.

Allegiance Communications Come Join a Growing Team! Customer Service Representatives - Allegiance is looking for CSR's to handle customer service inquiries in person and over the phone, use database, process payments and process work orders in an office environment in the Shawnee, OK office. Customer Service experience preferred, but not required. Excellent benefit package included. Self - motivated, self starting individuals looking for career opportunities with a growing company, please fax, e-mail, or mail resume to:

Human Resources Dept. Allegiance Communications, LLC 1819 Airport Dr Shawnee, OK 74804 Fax: 405.481.7119 “EOE”


REWARD Missing small male dog in 1300 blk McKinley & Tucker. 641-4621

FREE, cute, female. black and white puppies 205-2838


275-1871 BURIAL NEEDS Resthaven Memorial Park Shawnee. The Garden of Tranquility, 2 lots (3-4-16C) and 1 box. Half price $1600. 405-598-3752 No answer-leavemessage.

FURNITURE Pulaski lighted cabinet. 6-7’ tall. Beautiful. A $1500 value. Offered for $400. Call 214-4439




MISCELLANEOUS Cookstove washer & dryer, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, air-conditioner, vacuums, tractor, 273-7874 Electric (handicap) scooter, 4500 ceramic-kiln, Kenmore upright freezer, 1986 Chevrolet Caprice V6 with/ow miles. 405-206-6056

REWARD Lost small camera w/black case. pictures in it are irreplaceable belong to a 86yo lady (405)570-7867

Havanese Puppies for Sale Registered, 9 weeks old, first shots and vet check complete. Papers available at purchase. $500 Call 405-249-4918

AKC Lab Puppies Chocolate, yellow, and black, S&W $200-$400 405-640-1153, Mcloud



NOW OPEN SATURDAYS 10A BDC Arms and Ammunition

G U N RO O M Guns, Ammunition and Equipment for the Sportsman, Competitor and Collector. Law Enforcement Sales and Special Orders Welcome.

1210 Gordon Cooper, Shawnee Just South of the River Bridge North Side Entrance

405-273-9554 Monday-Friday 11a-6p


Dale **1 1/4 & 2 1/2 Acre** tracts in Dale school district, 273-7021

1-28 Acres Many locations Owner financing


New 2, 3, or 4 Bed Homes! New Single $28,900 del/set 3 Bed FEMA start at $13,899 Financing Available $1,000 off for good credit! Sell/Trade In Your Used Home <> 405.527.5669

IT’S BACK! Get up to $8,000 for Landowners! Septic and Well available. Apply FREE by phone. Call Heath at 918-576-3696 for your approval. WAC.



Deer and Turkeys Wildlife 20, 40 or 80 acres, live stream. South of Tribbey Well and Septic. Low Down Owner Finance 405-329-2208 Tecumseh: (1) Pretty close in$12,000 (2) 13 ac in town, utilities-$59,500 (3) House to move $1500. Call Norma@ Branson McKiddy REalty 615-0267


722 E. Independence Suite H FHA, VA, USDA, & Conv Home Loans NO Down Payment/ Low Down Payment Get Same Day Approval - Purchase or Refi LENDER PAID - NO FEES Save $900 on FHA Loans for JUNE & JULY HURRY before offer expires! call Amy Tille 405-878-8500 NMLS# 134298

Cotton Homes East of Harrison Off 45th Street Homes open daily

Hyatt Addition Hyatt Section 1 1131 Ariana $174,000 1107 Ariana $163,000

Hyatt Section 2 Now Under Construction AFFORDABLY PRICED FROM THE 140’S TO THE LOW 160’S 1133 HYATT Court $159,900 1129 HYATT Court $155,500





Repo’s 3, 4, 5 Bedrooms available. Save thousands. Move to your land. ZERO Down w.a.c.


4 tiny Chihuahua puppies $250each. 405-598-8812 405-808-3520

275-1695 Milburn O/A


Bonanza Real Estate & Auction (405)275-7000 MICHAEL (405)808-2973

Free to good homes mother cat with 5wk old kittens. Also another young female cat needs new homes. Adults have shots. For for more details call (405)585-8169

Howard Grand Piano, 275-7765 or 474-0283

Call today for maps.

Great Business opportunity! Shop, lifts, tires, equipment, living quarters (recently updated) tools, ect. The current business contracts available with purchase.

FREE beautiful, loveable, playful kittens all colors & types approx 6wks old. (405)273-0797

4 adorable kittens, 7 wk old, half siamese. (405)637-4356

1-10 ac, 25 locations, Low Down 375+ Beautiful Choices

Lost smaller white dog with big black spots, Jack Russell and terrier mix some brown on sharp nose. NRC Area Call Geri 788 .5141


3 Mon old collie mix puppies FREE to good homes. 275-9699

Owner Finance

80 acres Good Hunting & Cattle farm, pond, water well & electric. Good roads and location. Near Prague. $88,000, 405-590-1821 mobile Real Estate One 405-293-4101


Found beautiful white pekingese on West Wallace. Call to ID & Claim (405)273-2183




Lost black/tan male dachshund with bend in the last 1-2 inches of his tail. He may have been picked up by someone near you thinking he was a stray. Tips will remain confidential. Call 249-8756, 615-3219 or 595-7552.

Found tan female bull mastiff on 177 vicinity of MacArthur. (405)788-2677


Free puppies 2 litters, large breed 7 wks old small breed 6 wks old. 405-837-2182 405-625-1928


Taco Mayo in Shawnee & Tecumseh

Unit Liner Company is seeking a

07152011 B05.indd B5


Looking for a great jobs opportunity?

New job opportunities are available when you apply with Express. Please call 275-7575 for more information Or apply online at

Friday, July 15, 2011 • 5B


ACREAGES & LAND . $125.09/month 1 1/4 acre lots. Lease w/option to purchase. Beautiful land w/lots of privacy. Tecumseh Schools. 3 mls. West of Tec. to Gaddy Rd. South 2 mls. Turn left at dead end. On the right

RANCH & FARM 334ac large barn, 16x80 Mobile Home, East of Shawnee, 470ac 5 barns, 2 Homes, East of Prague 405-932-4912

Jackson’s Corner Located at Bradley and Elm in Shawnee 1/5 to 3/4 acre tracts Creek Views Wooded Lots Grove School District 405-273-6217

REAL ESTATE CITY RENTAL PROPERTY FOR SALE 1315 E. Margaret 2Bd. 1Ba, $20,000 as is. 273-1671

Oak Trail Loop. Call 850-6160 100 acres west of Sasakwa, partially fenced, lots of wild life. $1000 acre. 405-550-1602.


Ready to Build??? Lots for Sale

1206 Windsor Pl Northridge VIII

Immaculate Condition MOVE IN READY!! 3BD, 2Ba, approx 1500sf, Whirlpool & shower in master bath, almost new appliances.ceramic tile kitchen & baths, Grove School District. $140,000 275-5375 or 623 -4730.


3Bd, 2Ba, 2 Living Areas, 2 Residents, Barns, 20 acres

$279,900 Call for details


14 Turkey Knob 3Bd, 2Ba, 2 Living, 2 Car Garage, 2100 sq. ft. Nice Home, Cellar, Outbuilding, Under Appraised Value. Call 831-1952 for details

7/14/11 8:46:18 PM



6B • Friday, July 15, 2011





2500sq.ft. mol 2 story on Hwy. 3, between Shawnee & Seminole, 2.5acres, detached garage+carport. $149,900 Windmill Ridge, very nice floor plan, 1900 sq.ft. mol, large living room, large kitchen, office, walk-thru closet in master bedroom. Some new paint & carpet. $167,500 Call Pat Hendricks ReMax of Shawnee 405-255-6073 405-275-9040

TRADE BLDGS FOR LAND Two Historic buildings in Shawnee 49,000 (MOL) and 93,000 (MOL) sq ft Well below replacement cost at $55 psf, including extra commercial land. Owner desires tax-free exchange for large farm(s) or ranch(es). Owner/Broker 405-414-7277

Priced Right

Mls#54372 15 Osage Great Price $110,00 Great location, Larkins Meadow Great house 3bd,2ba,F.D, or 2 living rms

12706 Gaddy Road 3-BD 1-BA Home w/1BDGarage Apt. Beautiful approx 1 1/4ac on dead-end. Great privacy.Only 2miles out of city limits. w/additional garage &shed, Close to I-40 /Dale School District. New latteral lines, well-pump & house. PRICE REDUCED! $114,200 405-863-4465 181 W. MacArthur Work from Home in this 3bdrm/2bth Home W/2000 sq ft 2 Story Shop/Building PRICE REDUCED 1415 N. Broadway 2bdrm/2bth

Kayron Devereau Bob Crothers Realty 740-1331 275-5058

317 Club House Drive Harbor Estates, listing #147487, 4Br/3Br & office, 2.5 baths, gourmet kitchen, private screened patio, 2190sf $222,000 Seller pays up to $3700 in prepaid items & closing. Phone 273-9363 or 618-7744 . GET FREE PRE-QUALIFICATION FOR SALE BY OWNER 4415 Lilly Valley 3bd/2ba 1790sqft. $159,900 Saferoom/gated community

Owner Financing 404-273-5777

Two 3BD 2BA homes in South Rock Creek area 1750 sf. on 1.75 acres 1900 sf. on 13.87 acres 405-306-0721 New 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Storm Cellar and Big Trees. 1346 and 1354 E. Tenth




7019 Country Meadow

Mls#54180 Kings Rd. 30 acres SRC schools, large pond, 1/2 wooded, 1/2 cleared

Beautiful home on acreage! New wood deck, new carpet, immaculate interior, lots of storage, and large everything!!! Call MICHAEL (405)808-2973


Bonanza RE&A (405)275-7000


Income Producing Property FSBO Below appraisal value - $58,000 Duplex and garage apartment, 907, 907 1/2 and 909 E. Main St. Call 650-0145 or 273-6485 Building Lots 6 -1 1/4 acre lots water wells drilled $15,000 per lot 5 acre tract Mobile homes allowed $13,500

Ranch Home With Acreage! 3 bed,2 bath, 1688 sq ft home on 2.66 Ac. 12x16 shed. NRC Area Just 3 miles out of city limits. $119,000 Call 785-243-9605


5 acres, 1300 sq.ft., 4Bd, 1Ba, CH&A, 20x30 garage with electric garage door opener. On blacktop road 20 miles East of Shawnee Mall $49,000 226-9662

FSBO Completely remodeled 2Bd, 1 3/4Ba, everything new from roof to floors: electric, plumbing, CH&A, windows, dishwasher and cabinets. 1 car detached garage and privacy fence, $68,900 275-7231 or 550-7848


Equal Housing Opportunity

APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED $$ Saved, Updated, Let Us Help You. ANCHOR 275-0690

1 Bedroom Apt $425/month All bills paid 238 S. Oklahoma 842-3021


Apartments 700 N. 6th 1 ~ 2 ~ 3 Bedrooms Barrier Free Units Available


TECUMSEH 1Bed & Studio Apartments in Tecumseh. All bills paid $400/mo $200/dep. 878-6404 515 S. 6th Tecumseh 1Bd $325mo 405-760-2579 405-760-8740 Office 275-1681

Mls#54328 18850 Kelli Lane, SRC Schools, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, high ceilings, whirlpool, granite, island, like new home Tim Vallandingham

* * * For Sale * * * $119,500

1817 N. Bryan, Shawnee Brick 1542-SF home on .79/acres, 2Bd, 2Ba, 2LA, FP, FrDr, Kit/Br, 1 Car Atch, Office/Util, Fenced Yard. Following all New: CH/AC Units & Ducts, Kit Floor, Sink, Gar Disp Cook-top, Oven; Bath Counter-top, Sink, Stool; Gar Door Opener, Soffets/Facers, Shop & Storage Bldgs, 2-Car Carport; Aerobic Septic System This is a must see please call Family Realty 405-273-3285 Burl W. Vanlandingham Broker

07152011 B06.indd B6

3 to 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1700 sq.ft., newly remodeled, 10 acres shop and barn $94,500 Call 831-1952 for details.

Branson/McKiddy Realty

In Prague nice 2BD dishwasher, W/D hookups, 419 W. Main #1 $350/mo $175/dep 1-405-567-4211 Partial Bills Pd 2bed 1ba No Pets 850-8239 Roomy 1 Bed. Very Clean w/d hookup No Smoking/pets $375/mo $250 dep 405-808-2100 2BD. Fridge, stove & utility hookups provided. MOVE IN SPEICIAL. 598-6968

$$ Saved, Updated, Also DUPLEXES, Apts. Let Us Help You. ANCHOR 275-0690

1 bedroom apartment, all bills paid. (405)275-1745 1213 Dove Hollow Tecumseh 3bd 2ba, Brick, CH&A, Garage, No Pets! Good References $575mo +$500dep 405-613-0545 1301 E. Alice 3 bed 1 bath, wood floors, W/D hookup, CH&A, $600mo + deposit 405-323-0835 1324 E. Highland, 3BD 1BA, W/D hookup, stove, fridge. $600mo+$400dep. NO PETS! (405)997-3083 17 E. Ayre Large 3bd, 2ba, 2living, completely remodeled, appliances, CH&A. $895/mo 209-7279 878-9911 1825 E. 11th 1Bd. 1Ba. Newly Remodeled $450 mo. Plus dep. 405-323-0835 2 bedroom house in Shawnee. $425/mo $425/dep No pets. 405-567-2543 405-226-7067 410 W. Kirk 3BD 2BA CH&A fenced backyard, storage bldg $600mo $400/dep 878-6404


405-831-9210 1803 E. Remington


199/ 1st

Month on 1 Bedroom Units

Ken Del Manor Triplexes & Apartments Quiet Atmosphere! • 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom • Washers/Dryers • Laundry Room • Fireplaces • Swimming Pool • Total Electric


“Selling the county 39 years”

2BD, CH&A, appliances, parking, $425/mo water paid, 317-1520





4BD 2 BA, gourmet kitchen, No Yard Work, Downtown Tecumseh. ideal for roommates or family with older children. $825/mo (405)615-1313 935 N. Union 1BD, water pd, new carpet, CH/A, no pets, $350/mo, $200/dep (405)225-7422

PRICED REDUCE-17 E. Ayre Very nice, completely remodeled 3Bd, 2Ba, sunroom, dining, fireplace, all appliances. Rented garage apt., large lot, great location. $155,000 405-209-7279 405-878-9911 See to appreciate

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Fireplace $550/mo 1-mi east of Harrison on Westech Road 273-4994


Pat Weir 973-4600

21 Delaware 3bd/2ba in Larkins Meadow with sunken living room, fireplace, 2 car gargage 1500+sqft. REDUCED $114,900 405-214-8050 leave message

DUPLEXES UNFURNISHED 1bed duplex Stove/Fridge Furnished Only 275-5796 323-0333

FSBO Approx 2200sf, 4bd 2 1/2ba, remodeled, Fenced yard, screened back porch& game room.(possible 5th Bedroom),2-car, fireplace. Very Nice 2-story Home! Smoking Oaks Addition. $155,000. 405-878-0145 405-596-4700 cell

$112,000 each



FSBO 2BD, 1BA, 1 small dining room, large utility room, window ACs, gas wall heaers, Built in 1903. $52,000 No owner carry. 320 S. Culver St Meeker 279-1070 after 5pm

House for sale in Bethel on 1 1/4 acres. 2500+ Sq ft, 4 bed, 2bath , 2 LA's, separate office, recently remodeled throughout, new roof, new well, 30 ft above ground pool. $150,000 Call Jeremy @ 405-924-0321

MUST SELL 146 S. Draper 2Bd, 1Ba, large dining room and living room, big kithchen/dinette, CH&A, beautiful backyard, close to downtown. $35,000 owner finance, $3000 down, LOW monthly payments. 405-496-3978






1801 W. MacArthur Work from Home in this 2000 sq ft 3bdrm/2bth Home With 2 Story Shop/Office Building 1415 N. Broadway Great Starter Home Large living area 2bdrm/2bth Owner Financing 404-273-5777



2&3 bedroom homes, at 1731 N Park, 1723 N Park 1204 N Union, 818 Broadway, 1414 Minnesota 630-7117 2219 N. Aydelotte Near OBU $650/mo $600dep 2BD 1BA, CH&A, fenced yard, Pets extra. (405)273-0332 229 N. Park 4b,2b, ch&a, new windows, shed, fenced yard, $700, nice & clean, 630-7117 29 E. Georgia, 3/2, CHA, appliances, $750.00/mo., $400.00/security deposit. 556-1732 2BD 1BA CH&A, new carpet, 1032 E. Wayne off Harrison $600mo lease 275-8652 585-8504cell 2Bd, CH&A, $600/mo plus dep 1031 N. Park 760-9071

Many rentals available starting at $495. Call Tara 405-273-4994 or visit

2BD, window unit, W/D, stove and fridge furnished, $750/mo all bills pd 214-8666 3BD 1 1/2BA, CH&A, new paint & carpet, stove, refrigerator, $650/mon $325/dep No Pets. 225-7422 3Bd 1Ba Laundry Rm Garage Large Yard No Pets $500mo $500dep 273-5904 3bd, recently redecorated, new carpet, refrigerator, range, storm cellar, fenced backyard. 275-5873 Section 8 welcome 3bd/2ba, CH&A fenced yard. 1208 N. Market. $550mo+$500dep 405-275-7000 5BD 2BA single family house. 2500sf, free parking, pet policy $1,000/mo $1000/dep $75 app fee 1 year lease. (405)275-9500

275-7744 101 Ken Del Dr. • Shawnee

(Near both Universities & Shawnee Mall) .

Cimarron Apartments Offering Quality Value with a Commitment to Care! Ask About Our Specials! • Check Our Our Senior Discount • Open M-F 9am-6pm • Sat. 10-5


275-0928 904 Buck Drive Cute 2BD, CH&A appliances, new tile & paint. $500mo $400dep (405)273-0049 405-596-8890 908 E. 7th St 2BD 1BA, fenced yard, utility room $400/m $250 dep 878-6404 For Sale 1BD Fixer-Upper 443 S. Penn. $1000

FREE with this ad 1901 West MacArthur • 273-2111

Tecumseh 2&3 Bedrooms Call Norma 615-0267

SHAWNEE 2bd, 8 Morgan, Shawnee $450/mo+deposit. 878-8821

LOTS & LAND A-ROLLING ACRES MHP and Pine Ridge MHP Trailers and pads for rent. Call 273-2300 Ask for latest specials. small acreage in town aprox. 1 1/2 acres with 2 BD house 1203 E Oakland $35000.00 Cash (405)275-6296 (405)234-1656

MOBILE HOMES UNFURNISHED 14x76 Mobile Home, Private Lot, $550/mo, Lawn Care 405-878-0891. 2Bd Mobile Home 926 E. Independence, 760-9071

Newly Renovated Office Space Available Across from Court House 318/320 N. Broadway 405-532-4944 or 405-650-3970 OFFICE RENTALS 838 C N. Kickapoo 700 SF $325.00 mo 663 N. Kickapoo 295 SF $225 mo 665 N Kickapoo 565 SF $325mo 667 N Kickapoo 565 SF $345 mo

In Prague newly remodeled, 3BD, 2BA, CH&A, 919 W. 5th St. $650/mo $325/dep 1-405-567-4211 Remodled 923 N. Hobson 3BD, 2BA, Stove, Refrig., Dishwasher, Fenced, $700/Mo. $350/Deposit 405-214-0480 or 972-571-7297


Application Fee on Approved Lease

Nice 3BD brick, w/ fireplace, 2BA, large garage, $900/mo + dep 811 N. Roosevelt 275-8652 RENT OR BUY 1302 E. Main Bldg converted to loft style house. 2 bed, 1 ba, Big storage area. small fenced yard w/shed, Rent- $625/mo Selling -$49,500 (405)273-9376



273-4422 481-5080 432-9191

(405) 275-2343 •1810 N. Harrison

For Sale Approx. 1700sqft. home on large lot. Shawnee, OK. As is cash only. $19,900 call 405-279-3221 or 405-323-1231.

BLACK Shawnee News-Star


Pam Vallandingham 405-517-8360

1209 W. Wallace 2bd/1ba 861 sqft. plus 281sqft. garage. REDUCED TO $59,000


Paul Milburn Acreages 275-1695 OFFICE SPACE 1503 N. Shawnee $650/mongh Woodlake Properties 405-273-5777 Office Space Available $525mo Water Included Call for Details 405-831-1952


Retail and Office Office Suites in the Historic Masonic Building Includes Janitorial, Utilities, Conference and Snack Rooms

Starting at $ 250 mo.


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Friday, July 15, 2011 • 7B

Service Totally Local Directory ASSISTED LIVING



Avonlea Cottage Assisted Living in a Home-like Setting






Transferable Lifetime Warranty Insured


Roofing & Construction Roofing (Composition, Metal, Flat) Remodeling (Commercial & Residential) Guttering • Siding • Steel Buildings

Since 1939

SPECIALIZING IN: Concrete Piers Floor Bracing & Leveling Wood Floor Replacement Wood Rot Repair


789 E Country Grove Road Shawnee, OK Also in Seminole 405-382-4450

Live in your own home with assistance from


Stewart Home Provider Care


Based in Shawnee and surrounding areas we cook, clean and give 24 hour protective care and medication reminders. 28 years in business w/references.

273-1787 • 598-3619 990-4471 • 412-8897 990-5135

Call us at

Give us a try you will be glad you did. Private Care



New and Used Boats

•House floors • Curbs

•Driveways • Patios • Sidewalks


Dan’s Handyman Service Carpentry, masonry, painting, drywall, lawn maintenance, roofing. Free estimates (405) 273-4809

Concrete Work

All Types, Also Safe Rooms - Any Size, Stamp & Stain. Serving Shawnee for over 20 years. Call the best!

Teddy Martin



405-414-8739 or 250-0435


We are a State certified companion/sitter service providing compassionate people to stay with the elderly either in their home, hospital, the nursing home or assisted living facility.


We Do All Types of Work to Satisfy your Needs! Reasonable Rates Free Estimates

Call 432-8394

A-1 DOZER Demolition - Storm Clean-up All type of excavation Building Pads - Land Clearing

317-3474 ~ 275-5304 Fully Insured




Residential Hauling and Cleaning

532-2841 • 214-0361





*Roofing *Construction *Insurance Restoration *Insulation *Guttering *Siding *Windows Recently voted Oklahoma’s #1 Roofing Contractor by The Oklahoman Readers Choice Awards!


405.795.1509 Office • 405.207.4325 Nathan



(405) 268-9366

Mowing, Weed Eating, Cleanup, Large or Small

Residential & Commercial Roofing ~ Guttering ~ Siding ~ Fire Restoration Remodeling ~ Drywall~Painting Fully Insured and Bonded • Storm Damage Consulting Same phone # (405) 273-6031 and family business for over 60 years



LAWN MOWING Free Est • Low Rates Local 694-3391

273-4375 CELL 570-6987

Topsoil, Sand, Gravel Call 878-0588

Smith’s Painting 20yrs Exp. in Res. & Comm. Painting. Interior/exterior Insured. Free estimate




Scott 405-596-3382

Paint, Carpentry & Sheetrock

All phases. Insured & refs. 20 yrs. exp. 432-9191


NORVELL ROOFING Roof leak, Shingles off?

Call 273-9398 King David’s

Construction & Roofing

Insurance help available, local and statewide references available.

590-8122 “Locally Owned”

Michael’s Dirty Deed’s L.L.C BACKHOE

DOZER • Dirt Work • Ponds Built & Cleaned • Res. & Comm. Pad’s Built • Timber Cleared • Building Sites Leveled endly Fast Fri e! i Serv c

• Storm Shelters • Ditches • Runners Dug & Poured for Mobile Homes

DUMP TRUCK • Sand • Masonry Sand • Fill Dirt • Gravel • Select • Dark Top Soil



Need a Good Scrub Down from Top to Bottom?

Specializing in all Phases of Interior & Renovation, Sheetrock Repair, Cabinetry, Remodeling, Decks & Add-Ons!

We clean new, existing & foreclosed homes. A total clean-up & clean-out! Mowing, weed eating, flowerbeds, painting, wall repair, etc. 30 years experience in construction & clean-up!


Everett Pickard

“We Deliver or You Pick Up”

Locally Owned • Insured In Business Since 1975

Referrals Available Call Johnny at 405.659.1493


Roller Dirt Farm


Non Smoker W/Ref. has opening every other Tuesday $10.00/Hr., $5.00/Per Trip Charge, Call 6PM, 273-2974

275-6102 788-8355


Housekeeping, Crochet and Afghans to order, 30 years experience, (405)264-3627


Lawns Mowed, Trimmed, Weed-Eat. Flower Beds Cleaned, Hedges Trimmed, Odd jobs also done! Senior Discount


405 214-1121


Mowing/Edging Very Low Prices

Cleaned? Low Rates.

Housekeeping Experienced Professionals Businesses and Residential

13718 N. Lincoln Blvd. Edmond, OK Call for your complimentary estimate and as about our $500 credit!

Quality Lawn Care Service


We make a dirty house your sparkling home!

Punneo Management

Check Out Our 20% Discount on Construction for Storm Victims


Affordable Cleaning Service

Need Your House

- Demo - Safe Rooms - All Types of Dirt Work - Concrete: Slabs, Stems, Footings - Storm Shelters: Custom and Pre Fab Units -

405-755-7500 •


Reasonable Rates



Please call your local Shawnee Estimator for your FREE ESTIMATE



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Michael’s Handyman & Lawn Mowing Service

C&J WELDING CARPENTER • TY SHEPHERD • FREE ESTIMATES • Mig/Tig/Stick Welding • Cutting/Fitting • Insured/Bonded


We will stay with you!


• Metal Buildings • Fence/Metal Repair • Fabrication


Full Line Service Center 878-1402 All Inbound and Outbound Engines


(405) 275-7000 Fax: (405) 279-1004 Ask about our ROOF DISCOUNT!


S&D Boats Plus


Free Estimates & Roof Inspections Insurance Specialist Locally Owned - 30+ Years Serving Shawnee Area

We Find The Cause, Treat The Cause, Solve Your Problems



Buoy Bros.

Quality Foundation Repair & Floor Leveling

All Private Rooms with “senior friendly” Baths 24Hr Protective Care-Medication Reminders 3 Nutritious “Home-Cooked” Meals & Snacks Planned Social Activities & Special Events



* TOP SOIL * Sand, Select, Gravel Brent Vanlandingham 878-6088


We get the job done right the first time!

481-6124 Free Estimates

Aerobic Installation & Service Lateral Lines & Lagoons Over 30 Yrs. Exp. Certified & Bonded

HALEY’S BACKHOE (405) 878-6451 (405) 395-8176

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OFFICE SPACE OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE 504 N. BROADWAY 1,500 sq ft $800 per month 405-323-0362

OFFICE/RETAIL space for rent in Harrison Park 1200 sq.ft., Like New $700 mo. Call 275-0406 ask for Jerry.

115-117 S. Union 19,000 + SQ FT. Commercial MULTI-PURPOSE For Lease or Sale (405)275-1695 For lease, 120 E. Main, Shawnee, $1000 mo. Storage 303-377-1629


Retail or office in Tecumseh high traffic area excellent location, bargain. 273-3326



The Housing Authority of the Sac and Fox Nation Regular Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 18, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. The meeting will be conducted in the Housing Authority building located at 201 N. Harrison, Shawnee, Oklahoma. All Tribal members and other interested parties are invited to attend. Jimmie Tiger, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners (Published in the Shawnee News-Star July 15, 2011)





Project Name: Gordon Cooper Drive Traffic Signals at Hardesty Rd and Heritage Rd. The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Roads Offices located at 41707 Hardesty Road, Shawnee, OK 74801 and at 2:00 P.M. on July 25, 2011, the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. A copy of the General Conditions, Plans, and Specifications, and other bidding documents may be examined at: Citizen Potawatomi Nation Roads Office 41707 Hardesty Road Shawnee, OK 74801 (405) 878-4672


The Contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder whose bid does not exceed the amount of funds estimated by the Owner to be available for construction of the project, subject to any applicable Indian Preference requirements. Only bids meeting the entire bid requirements included herein shall be considered for award. In the event that the lowest bidder is not awarded a contract, a dissenting contractor has 48 hours in which to file a written complaint.

See us for your Lawn or Pasture Sprayers! • 300 & 500 Gallon Trailer Sprayers • 3pt. Sprayers • ATV Sprayers

Call us today!

Partners in Ag Since 1906


Hwy. 177 & Hardesty Road • 214-3333


Multi-Insect Killers (Granules & Sprays)

Flea & Tick Control for Dogs & Cats


302 S Beard • 273-6907 Shawnee, OK “We deliver your purchases to your vehicle.”

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backhoe, dozer, box blade, brush hogging, sand, fill dirt & gravel, piering, debri clean-up, storm shelter installation


H&H Alarm Company has proudly served the security needs for homes and businesses in Oklahoma for the past 35 years. Our company focuses on the specialized needs to fit each individual customer. H&H Alarm Company offers statewide service response and local monitoring.



Davis Tractor Service

• • • • •

Residential Burglar Alarms Residential Fire Alarms Commerical Burglar Alarms Commercial Fire Alarms Access Control





• • • • •

Camera Surveillance Systems Intercoms Phone Cabling Data Cabling Specialized Low Voltage Wiring

405.382.6106 1704 Harvey Road, Seminole

ST. LIC# 0005

25 years in Business • Excellent References FREE Estimates • Licensed - Bonded

Brushhog • Box Blade 273-1325 275-1740



275-9739 501-2994






igh Plains

Siding Co.

• All Types of Siding

Reta Head, Court Clerk BY: LaDonna Harvy DEPUTY

• Eaves & Overhangs

JAMES H. THIESSEN - #20354 BAER, TIMBERLAKE, COULSON, & CATES P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 18486 Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0486 Telephone: (405) 842-7722 Facsimile: (405) 848-9349 (Published in the Shawnee News-Star July 8, 15 & 22, 2011)

• Seamless Guttering



~Tree removal ~Snow removal ~Driveway Fixed/Graveled ~Haul-Off ~Dirt Work Call for Free Estimate

Danny Price 201-8823

Brush hogging and clean up any size.

• Replacement Windows

Call for free estimates.

405-613-0578 or 273-0243

Free Estimates Serving Oklahoma Since 1959




382-7225 650-0074



Licensed-Bonded-Insured BUCKET TRUCK STUMP GRINDING Free Est.



PAYLESS TREE SERVICE Licensed • Bonded • Insured

Trimming & Removal With Bucket Truck STUMP GRINDING Owner: Leon Hasbell

275-1812 HASBELL’S

TREE SERVICE TRIMMING & REMOVAL With Bucket Truck Stump Grinding Licensed-Bonded-Insured Free Est • Senior Citizen Discount


WATER WELLS *Loman Drilling* Complete Water Well Systems


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• Lawn & Garden 12v Trailer Sprayers • Spot Sprayers

Art Muller - Roads Director (Published in the Shawnee News-Star July 15, 2011)


WITNESS my hand and official seal this 30th day of June, 2011.

“Your Complete Hometown Feed Store”

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

Plaintiff, vs.

for the sum of $7,594.04, with 10.75% interest per annum thereon, or as adjusted by the Note and Mortgage, from the 1st day of February, 2010, until paid; said abstract and title exam expense; late fees of $ 109.64; escrow advances of $305.67; the further sum of a reasonable attorney's fee, and the costs of said suit and foreclosing your interest in the property and ordering said property sold with or without appraisement as Plaintiff may elect, all of which you will take due notice.



Every Thursday Night Meeker, OK Contact James Brown (405) 567-7723 Mindy Brown (405) 566-9478

All Bids must be accompanied by a Certified or Cashier's Check or Bidder's Bond in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the Bids, made payable to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation; and in the event the Citizen Potawatomi Nation shall award the Contract to the Bidder and the Bidder shall fail, within thirty (30) days from the making of such award, to enter into the Contract and furnish the bonds and insurance as required, the amount of the Certified Check shall be retained by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation as liquidated damages; or, if a Bid Bond is submitted, the amount thereof shall then be due and payable. Contracts for work under this Proposal will obligate the contractors and sub-contractors not to discriminate in employment practices.


Consignment Auction

Bids received more than ninety-six (96) hours, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, before the time set for opening of Bids, as well as Bids received after the time set for opening of Bids or faxed Bids, will not be considered and will be returned unopened.


Lot Ten (10) in Block Two (2) of ROSEDALE PARK ADDITION to the City of Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, according to the recorded plat thereof;


Copies of the Plans and Specifications may be obtained at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Roads Office located at 41707 Hardesty Road. Shawnee, OK 74801. Only one set per contractor will be issued, additional sets will cost $10.00 each.


TAKE NOTICE that you have been sued by The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as successor Trustee to JPMorgan Chase Bank, as Trustee for Certificateholders of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities, Inc. Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2003-2, and that you must answer the Petition of said Plaintiff on file in said cause on or before the 1st day of September, 2011, or the allegations of said Petition will be taken as true and judgment rendered against you, awarding the Plaintiff a first mortgage lien upon the following described real estate situated in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, to-wit: Shawnee News-Star

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REGULAR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE The Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, in accordance with the Constitution, Article XVI, Section 3, “Executive Committee Meetings” hereby calls and declares public notice that the REGULAR meeting of the Executive Committee of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma. /s/ Teri Reed Tribal Secretary Dated this 5th day of July, 2011 (Published in the Shawnee News-Star July 15, 16 & 17, 2011)



NOTICE TO BIDDERS Notice is hereby given that the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma will receive Sealed Bids until 1:45 P.M. on July 25, 2011 for

325 E. Highland 2 bay shop, $550/mo. $500/dep. 275-7893 Great Commercial Location Large Building & 5 Acres I-40 & McLoud Exit $1200. per month 405-273-5777




OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE Approx. 600 Feet 316 N. Broadway Call 464-8063 or 919-0814 Office space with kitchette, 1st month free with 1yr lease $225/mo. 1408 E. Independence 405-535-2472



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Entire edition 7-15-11

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Entire edition 7-15-11