1 In God We Trust FREE Look inside for this week s specials: U.S. Postage Paid Hydro, OK Permit #3 Zip Code Deer Creek Hardware BOXHOLDER March 20-26, Hwy 54 Weatherford (580) Vol. 5 No. 12 SWOSU Lady Bulldogs advance to the Elite Eight with a win over Fort Hays University Provided Southwestern Lady Bulldogs bring home the Regional championship trophy and advance to the Elite Eight to be played in Columbus, Ohio. The Bulldogs outscored number one seeded Fort Hays on their home court Southwestern will have a chance to compete for the national title to be played next week March 26th-30th. SWOSUpalooza Activities Planned April 5-6 Parker McCollum and the Read Southall Band are the featured artists at this year's SWOSUpalooza coming up Friday, April 5, in the Pioneer Cellular Event Center on the Weatherford campus, and a full day of activities are planned on Saturday, April 6, as part of SWOSUpalooza and Crowder Lake University Park Opening Day. The SWOSU Panorama Series and SWOSU Student Government Association (SGA) are sponsors of the Friday night concert. Featured musicians are Parker McCollum, Read Southall Band and opener Hunter Thomas. Advance tickets are $15 and on sale in the Public Relations & Marketing Office (HAB 205) or online at On Saturday, April 6, more music, food and games are planned from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Crowder Lake University Park. Live music, food trucks, games and more are planned at Crowder Lake, located south of Weatherford. The SGA and Crowder Lake staff have planned a free day of activities. Featured music acts are Scott Hand, Grant Scowden, Jared Deck and Keelan Donovan. There will be five food trucks to purchase food items, including The Redbird Coffee Cart, Dubtown Dawgs, Smokin W Haystack, dough MG and Mr. Yeti s Snowballs. Crowder Lake University Park is planning a Dutch Oven Cookoff at 11 a.m. and a Downhill Derby Race at 2 p.m. Additional information about those two events are available at the following links: and In addition to the cookoff and derby race, there will be volleyball, kayaks, horseshoes, tetherball, ropes course, climbing walls, slack lines and lawn games. Shuttles are being arranged to take students to Crowder Lake for those that do not have transportation.
2 March 20-26, 2019 WestOK Weekly Page 2 Ronnie Allen Flaming Ronnie Allen Flaming was born April 2, 1959, in Elk City, Oklahoma, to Eugene Allen and Wanda (Chester) Colwell Flaming and passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019, at home in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma. Ronnie was raised and attended school in Gracemont, Oklahoma. He worked on the oil pipeline and at 3M. On March 7, 1980, Ronnie married DeeAnn Brown in Weatherford, Oklahoma, and made their home in Weatherford. Together, they raised five children: Jodie, Jackie, Jamie, Jina, and Jessie. Ronnie loved to work, and there was not a thing he couldn t fix, and he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. Ronnie is survived by his mother Wanda Colwell of Binger, Oklahoma; one son Jodi Allen Flaming and wife Mandy of Elk City, Oklahoma; four daughters: Jackie Diann Flaming of Fort Cobb, Oklahoma, Jamie Dee Spain and husband James of Weatherford, Oklahoma, Jina Marie Hampton and husband Adam of Thomas, Oklahoma, and Jessie Nadine Flaming of Weatherford, Oklahoma; one brother Keith Flaming of Weatherford, Oklahoma; three sisters: Jeannie Guerra of Hydro, Oklahoma, Judy Rios and husband Marcus of Chickasha, Oklahoma, and Connie Novell and husband Steve of Blanchard, Oklahoma; and nine grandchildren: Blade, Quade, Brendon, Stevie, Stormie, Atom, Mercedies, Aaden, and Addidson. He was preceded in death by her father Eugene Flaming: brother Ricky Flaming; wife DeeAnn; and brother-in-law Robert Guerra. Carmileta Hughes Funeral Services for Carmileta Hughes, 83, Arapaho resident were held 10:00 A.M. Saturday, March 16, 2019, in the Church of Christ, 2601 Custer Ave. Clinton, OK, officiated by Patrick Peters. Burial was in the Stafford Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. Carmileta May ( Kenney) Hughes was born September 27, 1935, in Canute, Oklahoma, and passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in the Weatherford Regional Hospital, Weatherford, Oklahoma. Carmileta was raised on the family farm where she learned to help her father with the cattle, milking and do many farm chores. She attended Stafford Schools, graduating from Stafford High School in She soon married her high school sweet heart Jim Hughes on June 20, 1953, in Foss, Oklahoma. They made their first home in Clinton but soon moved back to the Foss Lake area and farmed. They purchased a farm North of Arapaho and made that their home for many years. They also owned and operated the Jim Hughes Goodyear Tire Service for about five years where she worked as the bookkeeper. She was a very active and faithful member of the Church of Christ; she was the wife of an elder, and she fulfilled the many duties that entailed. She loved to cook, sew and do for others; she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Jim; her parents; and an infant brother Lloyd. She is survived by three daughters: Amy Cudd and husband James of Hinton, OK; Barbara Walker and husband Mike of Kennedale, Texas, and Katie Rayner and husband Kevin of Edmond, OK; sister Betty Miller, Clinton; five grandchildren: Jared Cudd and wife Kristin of Arapaho, Oklahoma, Julie Webb and husband Jason of Kennedale, Texas, Jon Walker of Kennedale, Texas, Dustin Rayner and wife Quinn of Guthrie, Oklahoma, Patrick Rayner and wife Daniella of Edmond, Oklahoma; 10 great-grandchildren: Traber, Channing, and Daxon Cudd, Reagan and McKinley Webb, Hudson, Norah and Wren Rayner and Isabella and Cooper Rayner. Wally Watt A viewing for Wally Watt, 58, of Clinton, were held at 3:00 PM. to 6:00 PM., Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. Wally was born to Friedrich and Friedereka (Kessler) Noll on March 19, 1933, in Giessen Germany, and passed away March 10, 2019, in her Clinton, Oklahoma, home. Wally was raised in Germany and attended school during WWII. She married Kenneth D. Watt on November 29, 2019, in Germany. In 1965 they moved to Oklahoma. She was a loving homemaker. Wally was a member of the Lutheran Church. She enjoyed bowling and coloring. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Getrud. She is survived by daughters: Ingrid Williams and husband Tom of Arapaho, Christiane Lawton of Clinton, sons: Herbert Watt and wife Annette of Mesa, Arizona, Detlev Eschler and wife Marita of Germany; 11 grandkids; and 15 great-grandkids. Laura Jamette Anderson Laura Jamette Anderson, 78, Clinton, resident was held 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel, officiated by Rev. Dale Nease and burial followed in the Carpenter Cemetery near Hammon, Ok. under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. Laura Janette (Ross) Anderson was born April 19, 1940, to Riley and Laura Jo (Wynn) Ross in Elk City, Oklahoma, and passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019, in the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City, Ok. She was raised in the Sayre area and graduated from Sayre High School. She married Lonnie Anderson March 7, 1983, in Clinton. She enjoyed interior decoration, arts, crafts, refinishing furniture and family gatherings. She is preceded in death by her parents and a sister Linda Laws. She was member of the Cumber Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband Lonnie, of the home; daughter Laura Williams of Weatherford; two sons: Lonnie Risenhoover and wife Robin of Sayre and Heath Webb Anderson and wife Cheryl of Chickasha; and sister Diane Little and husband Jerry of Weatherford. Terrence Shawn Davis Memorial services for Terrence Shawn Davis, 58, are being arranged through the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. Terrence was born June 7, 1959, in Pomona, California, to Robert L. and Loydale (Thompkins) Davis and passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019, in his home in Clinton, OK. Terrence worked at the Red Collar Dog Food Plant in Clinton, OK. He was raised in Pomona, California, and graduated high school at Garey High School in Pomona in He enjoyed keeping up on current events and hanging with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by two sisters: Teresa David of Clinton, Cynthia Harper of Windsor, Colorado; two brothers: Forrest Oats of Colorado Springs, and Chris Davis of Arizona; and numerous nieces and nephews. Henry Blackbear Funeral Services for Henry Blackbear, 35, Watonga resident, were held at 1:00 PM., Monday, March 11, 2019, in the Cheyenne/Arapaho multipurpose building in the Watonga, OK, officiated by Eugene Blackbear, Jr. and others. Burial followed in the Blackbear Family Cemetery north of Watonga under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. A traditional wake service was held at 7:00 PM. till 10:00 PM., Sunday, March 10, 2019, in the multipurpose building in Watonga. Henry Martin Blackbear was born July 13, 1983, to Ralph and Senoria Lou (Solvers) Blackbear in Lawton, Oklahoma, and at birth he was given two Indian names by first his great-grandfather, Heh-Goony-Mah meaning Strong Arrow and by his great grandmother, Muhn ni-multz meaning New comer. He passed away Thursday evening March 7, 2019, in the Watonga Mercy Hospital in Watonga, Oklahoma. (See Obits, Page 3)
3 March 20-26, 2019 WestOK Weekly Page 3 Obits Continued from Page 2 Henry was raised his entire life in Watonga, graduating from Watonga High School with honors in 2001, and he also graduated from Riverside Indian School in He was active, academically, as well in track, basketball, baseball; he was a member of the scholastic team and was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He went on to continue his education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. He had been employed by the Lucky Star Casino as a security guard as well as several other positions. He is a member of the Cheyenne Tribes of Oklahoma and was also Navajo Indian; the Native American Church and was ordained by his grandfather Eugene Blackbear, Jr., as a Roadman and served Chief Joe Antelope Chief Peyote, and he was member of the Bow String Society. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfathereugene Blackbear, Sr., and his maternal grandmother Estella Bessie Blackbear, maternal grandfather Albert Slivers, Jr. and maternal grandmother Mary Lout So; paternal aunts: Imogene Blackbear and Frances Doctor; and paternal uncle Anthony Taua Roman Nose; maternal uncles: Fred Slivers, Jr. and Alvin Slivers. He is survived by his parents Ralph and Senoria Blackbear of Watonga, Oklahoma; brother John Paul Blackbear of Watonga and numerous nieces and nephews. George Edgar Dinkle Memorial Service for George Edgar Dinkle, 87, former New Mexico resident and now of Corn, Oklahoma, will be held Saturday, 2:00 P.M. March 23, 2019 in the Berean Baptist Church in Albuquerque, NM, officiated by Pastor Tim Sandy and burial will follow in the Barton Cemetery in Edgewood, NM. George Edgar Dinkle was born August 29, 1931, to Herman and Etoyle (Jacobs) Dinkle in Herford, TX and passed Friday, March 8, 2019, in the Corn Heritage Village in Corn, Oklahoma. George was raised in New Mexico and graduated from Stanley High School. He joined the United States Air Force April 18, 1951, and served a four year stint and was honorably discharged April 30, He married Cowena Price August 29, 1959, and they made Albuquerque, NM their home. He has been a contract painter by trade. He also ran the Family Ranch in Roy, New Mexico. He was a longtime active and faithful member of the Berean Baptist Church while living in Albuquerque. He is preceded in death by his wife; parents; two sons, Matthew Dinkle, Tommy Dinkle; sister Juanita Sandy; two brothers Fred Dinkle and Dick Dinkle He is survived by a sister Wynnora Childers and husband Keith, Las Vegas, NV and a sister-in-law, Ann van Horn Albuquerque, NM and a host of nieces and nephews. Krystal Blackwell/WW A ribbon cutting was held at Clinton High School for upgrades made to the family and consumer sciences room. Instructor Sherrie Johnson was one of five national winners in the Thank America's Teachers Grant Challenge through Farmers Insurance and was awarded $100,000. Students from Clinton and Hammon Win Timed WARP at SWOSU Students from Clinton High School and Hammon High School were the top three finishers at Southwestern Oklahoma State University-Sayre s annual writing competition called Timed WARP (Writing and Research Program), which was held recently on the Sayre campus. Alexia Aston of Clinton High School won first place and a $600 scholarship. Aston was accompanied by English teacher Brittany Miller. Hammon High School s Jalynn Lamb won second place and a $500 scholarship. Delaynie Peters, also of Hammon High School, won third place and a $400 scholarship. Hammon High School s English teacher is Mary Cole. I really appreciate all of the teachers who took time out of their busy schedules to allow their students this opportunity to excel and win a valuable scholarship to further their education, said SWOSU-Sayre Language Arts Instructor and Timed WARP director Terry Ford. Ford said that Timed WARP is a chance for high school students to not only compete for scholarships but they also get feedback on their writing from college instructors and familiarize themselves with the Sayre campus. The high school teachers who accompanied students were presented with continuing education workshops, given by SWOSU Language and Literature Professors Dr. Nolan Meditz, Dr. Marc DiPaola and Dr. Victoria Gaydosik. All of the visitors to campus were treated to breakfast and lunch, entertained with games, and awarded prizes. I d like to thank all participating SWOSU administration, faculty and staff members for their help in making this year s Timed WARP such a success, Ford said.
4 March 20-26, 2019 WestOK Weekly Page 4 "The Coin Guy" Cohlmia Family Endowed Fund Established at SWOSU Someone paid a five figure price for this nickel The above-pictured Buffalo nickel has been a favorite with coin collectors for generations. Buffalo nickels were minted from 1913 till The mintage total of the 1918-D nickel was 8,362,000. One of the die hubs was, accidently, engraved as a 1918 over 7. This is called an over-date error. The date can be seen quite easily even in well-circulated examples. No matter the condition Trent Boesen each 1918/7 has value for collectors. This 1918/7 nickel was certified by the Professional Coin Grading Company (PCGS) as a Mint State 64+. It sold at auction on February 28, 2019 for $99,000!!! Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to The Coin Guy, POB 2102, Weatherford, Ok and receive a Buffalo nickel with a full date. This offer is valid until March 30, Have questions about coins but were afraid to ask? Let s get together at Jerry s Restaurant and talk about it over a cup of coffee Thanks for reading. Provided George and Karla Cohlmia (third and fourth from left) of Edmond have established the Cohlmia Family Endowed Fund with Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Other members of the family are (from left) daughter Kasey Cohlmia; grandson Charlie Cohlmia; granddaughter Sophie Cohlmia; daughter-in-law Alexandra Cohlmia; and son Dr. Adam Cohlmia. Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) with locations in Weatherford and Sayre has announced the creation of the Cohlmia Family Endowed Fund. The fund is generously endowed by George and Karla Cohlmia of Edmond. George and Karla have two adult children, Adam (and his wife Alexandra) and Kasey, and two grandchildren. Their entire family is active at St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Oklahoma City. George is a 1974 alumnus of SWOSU where he studied chemistry and was named Outstanding Senior Male. He is currently an investment adviser with Full Sail Capital. Prior to joining Full Sail, George was fully licensed and registered as a managing director for Waypoint Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. His tenure at Wells Fargo was marked with numerous accomplishments and firm accolades including being named as a Premier Advisor for over 20 years and serving as a member of the Director s Council of Wells Fargo Advisors. George was also named as one of Oklahoma Magazine s Top Financial Advisors in George has served in the investment management and advisory industry since George has remained involved in his community throughout his career. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City. He has previously served in a host of other roles including president of the Edmond Public Schools Board of Education, Board of Directors for the Port Authority of the Greater Oklahoma City Area, president of Quail Creek Golf & Country Club, and Board of Trustees for St. Elijah Orthodox Christian Church. He currently serves as 1st vice-chair and chairpresumptive of the SWOSU Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees, where he also serves as chair of the Investments Committee. Karla is a lifetime member of St. Elijah Church, being a great-granddaughter of the church s first priest. She has especially enjoyed singing in the choir for many years, joining the Antiochian Women s Group and serving on numerous other St. Elijah philanthropic committees. Over the years, she has remained involved with St. Elijah s youth, and many other community outreach programs. Karla is a graduate of John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City and earned her undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Oklahoma (OU). After leaving OU, Karla was employed with Continental Plastics Manufacturing, but at an early age retired to care for her children and devote time as a civic volunteer with the Junior League of Oklahoma City. In addition to over a decade of service to the Junior League, Karla has been a steadfast volunteer with Edmond Public Schools. Karla and George are enthusiastic patrons of The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, Edmond Public Schools, YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City, Suited for Success, and The Education & Employment Ministry (TEEM). The Cohlmia Family Endowed Fund is dedicated to providing long-term, ongoing support to the President s Leadership Class (PLC) at SWOSU. We are truly honored by this visionary investment in our prestigious President s Leadership Class on the part of George and Karla Cohlmia, said SWOSU President Dr. Randy L. Beutler. The charitable support of the Cohlmias and others like them allows us to perpetuate and enhance the SWOSU legacy of producing quality graduates who are leading and serving across diverse professional fields and walks of life. SWOSU is deeply grateful to George and Karla for their generosity and commitment to our institution. The SWOSU PLC is a four-year leadership program for top SWOSU students. The program was founded in Each year approximately 15 of SWOSU s top entering freshmen are selected to be PLC Scholars. Each scholar is awarded a scholarship and receives four years of leadership training that fosters both intellectual and personal growth. PLC develops SWOSU students into mature individuals who will have a profound understanding of leadership and its responsible application within organizations, communities and society. The PLC s curriculum allows scholars to develop leadership skills through weekly lectures given by staff, business and community leaders, discussion groups, group projects, community service, and internships. The Cohlmia Family Endowed Fund is stewarded by the SWOSU Foundation, Inc. The Foundation was established in 1977 to promote philanthropy and distribute funds to support the activities and programs of SWOSU. Located on the Weatherford campus in the historic Burton House, the Foundation currently stewards over $25 million in assets for the benefit of SWOSU. For information on how to give to the Cohlmia Family Endowed Fund, please contact the SWOSU Foundation, Inc. at or visit
5 Novelist C.H. Armstrong to Read at SWOSU "The Westview Writers Series" at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is sponsoring a reading by novelist C.H. Armstrong on Monday, March 25, on the Weatherford campus. Armstrong, author of The Edge of Nowhere, will read from her new young adult novel Roam. The public is invited to the 6 p.m. reading in the Al Harris Library on the SWOSU campus. Admission is free. Dr. Amanda Smith-Chesley, editor of "Westview" at SWOSU, said Armstrong is an Oklahoma native transplanted in Minnesota for 26 years. A 1992 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, she holds a B.A. in Journalism with a minor in history. A prolific reader of many genres, Armstrong vividly remembers learning to read and the thrill of unlocking the code behind the letters that make up a word. Roam (her young adult novel about a homeless teen and her family) pays tribute to Harper Lee and the many life lessons taught through her character Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. The Edge of Nowhere was Armstrong s first published novel and was inspired by her own family s experiences in rural Oklahoma during the one-two punch that was The Dust Bowl and The Great Depression. While it is overall a work of fiction, many of the main plot points were based upon her grandmother s struggles as a young widow during the era. Armstrong s father, represented by the character of Ethan in the novel, is the eighth of Dr. Amanda Evert, assistant professor and Everett Dobson Chair of Marketing in the School of Business & Technology at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, is the winner of the Bernhardt Academic Excellence Award for 2019 at SWOSU. Evert was presented the prestigious award at the annual Bernhardt banquet held on the Weatherford campus, and she received a $5,000 cash award, clock, pen and medallion. SWOSU alumni Dr. William and Theta Juan Bernhardt of Midwest City are sponsors of the annual award that goes to an outstanding faculty member who exhibits exceptional achievement in teaching, scholarship and service. Dr. Amanda Evert joined the faculty at SWOSU in She teaches marketing and management courses. She is student-oriented and strives to help students succeed at a most important and informative time of their lives. Her real-world marketing experience includes products ranging from technology solutions to agricultural products to educational programming. She has been actively involved in developing marketing materials and assisting small business owners in developing business plans. She has been responsible for guiding teams of business industry professionals, faculty, staff and students in both state and nationally funded programs. One of her recent involvements was having students in a Consumer Behavior course at SWOSU serve as social media analysts for a wide variety of private businesses and public organizations. The clients for the program included U.S. based companies in Oklahoma, Florida and Pennsylvania as well as international clients C.H. Armstrong 14 children. For more information about the March 25 event, contact Smith-Chesley at (580) Dr. Amanda Evert Wins 2019 Bernhardt Academic Excellence Award at SWOSU in Japan, Sweden and England. She has garnered a grant for the Single Mom s Network and has developed innovative marketing classes and a sales shadow program. She was selected as the 2013 Phi Theta Kappa Administrator of the Year. Evert is a certified Higher Learning Commission accreditation reviewer and a founding member of the Oklahoma Journal for Undergraduate Research. In 2013, she was nationally elected as a Council for Undergraduate Research peer counselor. Evert earned three degrees from Oklahoma State University: Bachelor of Science in 2003, Master of Science in 2005 and a Ph.D. in She completed a post-doctoral bridge program in marketing and management through the University of Florida in She and her husband, Dr. Jeremy Evert, also an assistant professor in the Everett Dobson School of Business and Technology, live in Weatherford and are parents of daughters Magdalena and Glorianna. One of Amanda s many quotable quotes is: SWOSU Bulldogs stand for excellence. What are you doing today that adds to that reputation? Students love her, and she loves SWOSU students. Previous winners of the Bernhardt Award are (in order by year): Dr. Vilas Prabhu, Dr. Stuart Burchett, Dr. Gary Wolgamott, Dr. Terry Segress, Dr. James Hunsicker, Dr. Jill Jones, Dr. James Breckenridge, Dr. John Ludrick, Dr. W. Steven Pray, Dr. Les Crall, Dr. Peter Grant, Dr. John Hayden, Dr. Virgil Van Dusen, Steve Strickler, Dr. Mary Aspedon, Dr. John Woods, Dr. Scott Long, Dr. Charles Rogers, Dr. Tim Hubin, Dr. Brian Campbell, Dr. Patsy Parker, Dr. Tom Davis, Dr. Kevin Collins, Dr. Trisha Wald and Landry Brewer. March 20-26, 2019 WestOK Weekly Page 5 Two SWOSU Music Students Win Scholarship Competition Two Southwestern Oklahoma State University music students recently won their divisions at the 2019 Ladies Music Club of Oklahoma City Music Scholarship competition. Alyssa Garcia of Markham TX (Tidehaven) and Yun Ru Li of Taiwan each won $800 and performed in a March 13 concert in Oklahoma City. Garcia is a senior, majoring in vocal performance. She, a soprano, is a student of Dr. Robin Griffeath. Li is a freshman, majoring in music therapy and flute performance. She is a student of Dr. Shelly Martinson. Students from all of the Oklahoma City region universities competed at the competition. Higher Ground Heroes of the Faith I suppose all of us have heroes; those who have suffered bravely or who stood tall in the Jim Morrison midst of criticism and personal loss. George Washington Carver, William Wilberforce, Corrie Ten Boom, and Joni Eareckson Tada are just a few that have inspired and encouraged me at times and convicted me of my feeble efforts as well. But in the field of missions there is one individual who, for me, stands out among many who have labored fearlessly and with deep devotion for the sake of Christ. Hudson Taylor was a missionary innovator and founder of the China Inland Mission in the mid 19th century. Much to the dismay of his fellow missionaries, he chose to dress in Chinese clothing that included wearing his hair in a long pigtail. He felt it would give him acceptance among those he was trying to reach. His methods often brought criticism from his friends and fellow workers. His faith in God to provide for his needs is legendary. Unselfish to a fault, on one occasion he found himself broke just two weeks before his wedding. He had given everything away to 60 or 70 victims of the famine. He gave his fiancé permission to withdraw from the commitment if she wished. Her parents had died when she was a child so she replied, Don t forget that I was an orphan in a faraway land. God has been my Father all these years. Do you think I shall be afraid to trust Him now? Their relationship was full of love and affection. Their ministry, although successful in many ways was not without its problems. In 1867 their fifth child died of hydrocephalus. A few weeks later, he wrote his mother in England, I know not how to write. Our dear little Gracie! How we miss her! As I take the walks I used to take with her tripping by my side, the thought comes anew like a throb of agony, is it possible that I shall never more feel the pressure of that little hand... And yet.... she is far holier, far happier than she could ever have been here. But the tragic death seemed to unify the mission effort as those who had been critics rallied around the young couple. Later after moving inland to the city of Yankchow, they faced mobs and riots that caused them to flee for their lives on one occasion. Often Hudson would become depressed to the point of considering suicide but his wife was his source of strength. Then the ultimate loss, his dear wife, Marie, who had borne eight children in twelve years, died of Tuberculosis. Later he married a dear friend who loved and cared for the children and enabled him to be absent for months at a time, visiting and encouraging the outlying mission posts. Hudson died at the age of 73, having founded the China Inland Mission which utilized the services of 825 missionaries. On one occasion he said, God chose me because I was weak enough. God does not do his great work by large committees. He trains somebody to be quiet enough, little enough, and then God uses him. Do yourself a favor by going to your public or church library and read the story of this great man of faith. WEEKLY SHOUTOUTS! Have a birthday, anniversary or special event? us at westokweekly.com to place it here for FREE! Alcohol causing problems? Alcoholics Anonymous meets daily at 928 W. Main, Weatherford. Call (580) for more information Christian Free Store Donations of school supplies, clothes, shoes, etc. are needed or if you are in need. Please call (580) or (580) Happy Birthday Wishes for March 20th- Adam Rogers, Barbara Deevers, Bethany Shannon, Bob Vanauken, Dalynn Brinkley, Denny Smith, Don Morris, Hayden Billings, Letha Bentley, Maxine Crissman, Nicholas Janning, Oma Hicks, Savana Schmidt, Scott Guthrie, Spring Cordes, Tena Leatherbury, Trevor Ridgeway, March 21st- Aspen Martin, Jim Wahnee, Kay Sewell, Mary Ellis, Mckenzie Sprowls, Mustafa Sami, Nina Wilhoit, March 22nd- Clyde Rawson, Felipe Rodriguez, Holly Stotts, Jan Britton, Lana Jones, Linda Kay Whitecrow, Mallory Miller, Randy Thompson, March 23rd- Armando Lira, Candy Davis, Genevia Koch, Joe Koop, Kenny Lee, Luke Jacobsma, Rhonda Holden, Violet McClanahan, March 24th- Bridget Crowder, Claude Snider, Jared Dillta, Matthew Brown, March 25th- Alec Goerend, Betty Richardson, Carolyn Koop, Jennifer Prophet, Kaprice Skinner, Marty Lockstone, Mary Thomas, Nick Bryson, Sarah Ruiz, Sheila Davis, March 26th- Andrea Unruh, Bryan Speck, Johnny Rosales, Katie Lacy, Kay Weast, Mike Patrick, Richard Rivera, Sally Sappington, Sarah Rinehart, Scotty Adams, Terry Hook.
6 SPORTS March 20-26, 2019 WestOK Weekly Page 6 Pres ented b y: Last-Second three-pointer sent Lady Dawgs to Regional Championship Game Doug Self SWOSU Sports Information Director With time running down in a tie ball game, SWOSU sophomore Taber Beer hit the biggest shot of her collegiate career, a wing three-pointer that cleared the net with 0.5 seconds remaining and sent the Lady Bulldogs to the Central Regional Championship game with a victory over Central Missouri. With the victory, SWOSU advances to face Fort Hays State, the top seed in the regional, on Monday evening at Gross Memorial Coliseum in Hays, with the winner of that game advancing to the Elite Eight. SWOSU led for less just over eight minutes total in the game, trailing by as many as nine in the early going and they found themselves down by eight, 66-58, with 6:02 to play in the game. As they've done all season, the gritty Lady Dawgs continued to battle and cut the deficit to three, 69-66, after Hayden Priddy buried a jumper in the lane with 2:44 to play. After Bethany Franks got a steal with 1:44 to play, the Central Missouri bench was whistled for a technical foul, which sent Hailey Tucker to the line for two free throws and made it a one-point game. On the ensuing possession, Beer got to the for a lay-in that gave SWOSU a lead, their first advantage of the fourth quarter, with 1:30 to play. SWOSU got a stop at the defensive line as the final minute approached, but a shot clock violation on the next possession allowed UCM to regain possession with 31 seconds left, down by one. After UCM called timeout, Franks made the defensive play of the game, stepping in front of a Paige Redmond pass for the steal and dishing it to Tucker, who was fouled and went back to the line with 19 seconds to play. Tucker made both free throws, extending the lead to 72-69, but UCM's inbounds play got the Jennies a good look at a three-pointer that tied the game with 17 seconds remaining. SWOSU's final offensive set saw Tucker with the ball in her hands as time was winding down, and she dished to Beer on the wing as the defense collapsed around her. Beer took the pass and gathered briefly before firing up the shot that will be remembered by the Lady Bulldog faithful forever. "I just knew that they were going to try and lock up some of our top scorers so I was thinking to myself that I might have to take the last shot," Beer said in the postgame interview. "I was ready for it, so I let it fly and held my follow through because I wanted that shot to go in. Coach teaches us to seize our moment and I was excited because I wanted this win for my teammates!" Seven different players scored for the Lady Bulldogs, who were led by Hailey Tucker with a game-high 27 points in addition to four rebounds, two steals, one blocked shot and one assist. Hayden Priddy battled foul trouble to total 15 points on 6-of-17 shooting while Bethany Franks recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds in addition to five steals. Beer was SWOSU's leading scorer among the reserves, playing a career-high 28 minutes and hitting 3-of-8 field goals, including two of the most clutch baskets in the game. She rounded out her stat line with four assists, three rebounds and two steals. Tyra Aska had six points and five rebounds in 23 minutes of action before fouling out while Taylor Hedrick added five points on 2-of-6 shooting. "We're just excited right now, still on an extreme high after that win," SWOSU Head Coach Kelsi Musick said following the game. "We had the ball there on that last possession and I don't call timeouts in that situation, we like to play through things. I always say big-time players make big-time plays and Taber Beer stepped up when we needed her to. We had a lot of players make crucial plays, whether it be a basket, a rebound or a steal and they did what we needed them to do be successful." SWOSU will take a 32-1 record and a 32-game winning streak into Monday's game as they make their first appearance in the NCAA Division II Regional Championship game. Tipoff against #3 Fort Hays State is set for 7:00 pm at Gross Memorial Coliseum. strokes. Elin Wahlin and Jenna Eidem rounded out the scoring for the Lady Bulldogs as both tied for fifth place with a total of 149 strokes each. SWOSU heads to Miami, Florida to compete at the Barry Women s Invitational hosted by the Don Shula Resort on March Women s Golf Runs Away with Diffee Ford Invitational Title Doug Self SWOSU Sports Information Director SWOSU Women s Golf team swept the competition at the Diffee Ford Invitational in Edmond, with all five individuals placing in the Top 5 to earn SWOSU the runaway first-place finish. Gloria Choi finished the event in first place after going one-under par, firing a low round of 67 followed by a 72 in the second round. Choi s impressive performance helped lead the Bulldogs to a total par of 19-over with the next best team coming in at a par of 46-over. Chloe Thackeray reached 145 strokes after shooting a consistent 72 in the first round and 73 to finish out the second round, which led her to a second-place finish. Tied for third, Veronika de Bochdanovits fired a round of 71 on Monday followed by a 76 round to finish out the tournament at +7 while adding up for a total of 147
7 CLASSIFIEDS Advertising REAL ESTATE For Rent- 2bed, 2bath, apartment, pool, across from SWOSU campus. $400/month (580) For Rent- 1bd duplex, with washer and dryer hookup, in Weatherford. $450 or $650 with utilities paid. (580) (prepaid 4 weeks starting March 20) BUSINESS SRVCS/ PRODUCTS Cartwheel Coins of Custer County has silver coins for sale. I live in Weatherford. (580) com Trent AUTOMOBILES & AUTO MISC. For Sale- Four used Firestone tires, LT275/65R18 Transforce HT Range E $50 for the set (2 with 11/32" tread, 2 with 7/32" tread) (405) or ' GMC Envoy- fully loaded, sunroof, excellent condition. $5,000 OBO. (580) For Sale- (4) used tires for light truck, P275/60R/20. $75 for all. (580) ' Ford Fusion- Standard transmission, 150k miles, $2,500. (580) ' Ford Pickup- half ton, runs good. $1,250. (405) ' GMC Envoy- fully loaded with sunroof, excellent condition, heated leather seats. $5,000 firm. (580) ' Chevy S-10-2wd, single cab, new ac, new tires, new tag. $3,500. 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(580) For Sale- Granite countertop standard 55" x 22", Rain Forest design. Includes new sink, faucet. $ call For Sale- Pick-up tires and wheels. (4) P245 70R17. (580) or (580) For Sale- (18) Collectible Celebrity Dolls; Cher, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, etc. $20/ ea if all purchased or priced accordingly if bought separate. (580) For Sale- (2) Coleman propane tanks oz. (580) For Sale- Taurus Judge 6 1/2" barrel, rare two-tone, brushed aluminum and blue steel, comes with 600+ rounds or ammo. $1,100 OBO. (580) For Sale- Weight Bench w/ Leg Extension Bar, Curl bar, 3 Dumbbell Bars Weights included: lbs, 12-5 lbs, lbs, 2-25 lbs $125 (580) For Sale- (6) Antique southern belle porcelain dolls, complete with lace, necklaces, jewlery, parisol, hats, etc., $35/each. (918) For Sale- Milwaukee Freedom Flex biker boots (Women size 9.5) $25; Frontier Leathers Jacket with zip-out liner, Women's Large $30 (580) For Sale- barrel shafts, (3) TV's, (3) 1500 AC units, (4) 15' 6-hole steel wheels, Looking for (3) 205,75R14 tires, (1) 14' 5-hole steel wheel. (580) For Sale- Treadmill, everything works. $200. (Hinton) (405) Want to trade- 650 Suzuki Savage for Gator Polaris or Ranger (405) FRESH PEANUTS- Raw, Roasted, In-shell, Peanut Brittle, Carnegie, Mixed Dry/Seasoned Firewood! $95/rick. Self Load! $120/rick delivered in Weatherford! Call (580) or (580) For Sale- Guardian walker, with two tennis balls and wheels. (918) For Sale- Used army fatigue clothes, pants and shirts, different sizes. (580) Fresh cut Bermuda grass hay!! Horse quality! Sprayed/ Heavily fertilized! We load!! $10-$14 square bales (55lbs)! Weatherford. (580) For Sale- Louis L'amour leather bound books, (108 total) $30 for 10 books $285 for all or OBO. 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My cost was $44,57. call and ask for Terry. Thanks! For Sale- Elevated hunting blinds, Texas Hunter brqand 2 person 4x8, 1 person 4x4. (580) For Sale- Hog traps. (580) For Sale- Nice USA stamp collection. Lots of old hard to find stamps. $40. (580) For Sale- 374 rounds of 40 S & W. Law enforcement ammunition. Speer gold dot, Remington Golden Saber, Winchester Ranger, Speer Lawman, Rafter Seven, Grain. Retired don't need. $200. for all, OBO. (580) Wford. For Sale- Factory built folding aluminum ATV loading ramps. 1500# rating. Asking $90. (580) For Sale- Singer sewing machine, antique cabinet model 328k. $75. Singer sewing machine wood cabinet, model 602. $35. (580) For Sale- Wooden baby or doll cradle. 33x17x12. Asking $20. (580) March 20-26, 2019 WestOK Weekly Page 7 deadline Fridays at 3:00 p.m. (580) The WestOK Weekly advertising deadline is Fridays at 3:00 p.m.
8 March 20-26, 2019 WestOK Weekly Page 8 PUBLIC RECORDS Arrested with Warrant City of Tina Knight, 36, arrested Dewayne Hester, 45, Clinton, Failure to Compel by Weatherford Police arrested by the Clinton Minor to Attend School, Driving under Suspension, with Unlawful Possession charged with Warrant No Insurance. of Marijuana, Unlawful Custer County, Domestic Possession of Paraphernalia, Abuse Assault and Battery. Unlawful Transporting Open Container of Liquor. Garcia Rios, 36, arrested by and charged with Warrant Custer County Domestic Assault and Battery by Strangulation. Ellie Dodge, 23, arrested by and charged with City Warrant Trespassing, Warrant Custer County Malicious Injury to Property, Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance. Humberto Gutierrez- Roldan, 24, arrested by and charged with Warrant Custer County, Failure to Appear on Escape from Detention, Obstruction. Bobby Barton, 32, arrested by Clinton Police with Warrant City of Clinton, Driving under Suspension. Rachel Ramirez, 36, arrested by Clinton Police Gerardo Marrufo Hernandez, 61, arrested by Clinton Department and charged with Driving under Revocation. Deidre Dyer, 30, arrested by and charged with Petti Larceny. Martina Tenorio, 48, arrested by Clinton Police with Public Intoxication. Sylvester Medina, 33, arrested by Clinton Police with Warrant Beckham County, Domestic Assault and Battery. Roger Lively, 40, arrested by and charged with Driving under Suspension, No Insurance, Failure to Pay Taxes due State, Warrant Woodward County. Lemont Bell, 45, arrested by and charged with Public Intoxication. Daniel Eisenmann, 31, arrested by Weatherford charged with Driving under the Influence, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, Unlawful Possession of Paraphernalia, Unlawful Transporting Open Container Liquor, Rear Centered Mounted Brake Light. Robert Louis Crumb, 57, arrested by Weatherford charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Paraphernalia, Public Intoxication. Deonte Quintrell Barker, 20, arrested by Weatherford charged with Assault and Battery with Deadly Weapon. Rachel Irene Peachy- Jefferson, 30, arrested by Weatherford Police with Custer County Warrant. Gabriela Wilson, 27, arrested by Weatherford charged with Domestic Abuse and Battery. Raquel Suzanne Murray, 33, arrested by Weatherford charged with Driving under Influence, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Damage, Failure to Carry Insurance. Out on bond Daniel Eisenmann, 31, arrested by Weatherford charged with Driving under the Influence, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, Unlawful Possession of Paraphernalia, Unlawful Transporting Open Container Liquor, Rear Centered Mounted Brake Light. Rachel Irene Peachy- Jefferson, 30, arrested by Weatherford Police with Child Abuse. Raquel Suzanne Murray, 33, arrested by Weatherford charged with Driving under Influence, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving damage, Failure to Carry Insurance. Steven Jay Taylor, arrested by Washita County and charged with Driving under the Influence, Carrying Firearm while under the Influence, Possession of Paraphernalia. Wakahto Clauschee, arrested by Oklahoma Highway Patrol and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving Under Suspension, Speeding. Martin Fernando Ibarra, arrested by McClain County and charged with Application to Accelerate Driving under Influence, Driving under Suspension. Lorenzo Uribe, arrested by Oklahoma Bureau Narcotics and charged with conspiracy to Commit a Felony. Maria Isabel Flores, arrested by Oklahoma Bureau Narcotics and charged with Conspiracy to Commit a Felony. Michael Dean Ford, arrested by Oklahoma Bureau Narcotics and charged with Trafficking, Possession of Controlled Substance. Vanessa Hinojosa, arrested by Oklahoma Bureau Narcotics and charged with Trafficking, Possession of Controlled Substance. Hoe Elton Hubbard, arrested by Cleveland County and charged with Prisoner Placing Body Fluids on Government Employee, Assault and Battery. David James Levi, arrested by Blaine County and charged with Failure to Appear, Impose. Brad Lee McBride, arrested by Custer County Sheriff Office and charged with Knowingly Concealing Stolen Property. Ebone Nicole Finney, arrested by Canadian County and charged with Failure to Appear, Driving under Influence. James Brent Hargrove, arrested by Beckham County and charged with Unauthorized use of a Credit Card, Failure to Appear, Controlled Sub by Forgery, Speeding. WEEKLY NEWSBITES EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM NOW BEING OFFERED- A new educational program Oklahoma Renewable Energy Education is now underway in Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma Sierra Club is currently seeking teachers in grades 4-8 to participate in free workshops, focused on using information about solar and wind energies to teach state standards. An upcoming workshop will be held March 30th in Weatherford. Detail of the workshop and registration information can be found on the O-R-E-E-P website. CITY OF WEATHERFORD MAKES LIST OF SAFEST CITIES- The National Council for Home Safety and Security has released the list of the safest cities in Oklahoma for 2019, and Weatherford tops the list. Police Chief Louis Flowers reacts to the top ranking. With all of our goals and objectives to keep the citizens as safe as we possibly can in the last five years as Chief, we ve reached out on our community service programs implemented some new things and some things we do a little bit differently. One thing is we have always tried to get our citizens involved by "if-you-see-something-saysomething. Additionally, Elk City was ranked 7th. A review of the most recent FBI Uniforms Crime report statistics helped identify the safest cities in Oklahoma. MOVIES IN THE PARK SCHEDULED- The Weatherford Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for another season of its Movie in the Park Series. Executive Director Haley Kliewer said it starts in the month of May. We re going to try something new out at Rader park and we are going to see how that goes. If that is something you would want to sponsor, I have July and August available. Kliewer said businesses can sponsor a Movie in the Park Event. It cost $280 for the movie license. She said between people attended the event. Contact the Weatherford Chamber for more details ` WPS TO IMPLEMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS- Weatherford Schools Superintendent Chad Wilson said the district is planning security upgrades at school sites this summer. Our main priority is to secure all entrances and to have a buzz-in system at every entrance. We will do that this summer. Wilson said the security upgrades are part of the bond package, passed last year by District Voters. HOSPITAL AQUIRES NEW EQUIPMENT- Alliance Health-Clinton has acquired another sophisticated piece of equipment to benefit Western Oklahoma patients. The hospital recently purchased a gamma camera. The nuclear medicine machine provides the highest-quality images, including heart and bone scans. Hospital officials say among its many benefits, the new machine allows Alliance Health-Clinton to perform cardiac stress tests for patients. EXIT 65 AND 65A PLANS- Clinton City Council passed a resolution of dissent during a special meeting, concerning the concept selected for the exit 65 and 65A interchange. Mayor David Berrong said the concept, chosen, is not one of the five concepts that was presented to the public in The council believes that the project plan should be consistent with the concepts presented in The council appreciates the ongoing work of the staff of Division 5 of ODOT. They believe that the city and ODOT can work together in concert to identify the best plan among the original 5 concepts that adequately modernizes exit 65 and keeps 65A open. ODOT Division 5 engineer Brent Almquist said it is a team effort. and both sides will work together to find an acceptable concept. CHEYENNE AND ARAPAHO TRIBES OPERATE SIX CASINOS- The Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes operate six casinos. Tribes Governor Reggie Wassana said upgrades are planned on a few Casino locations. IN Watonga we are going to build a new casino with a hotel. I think it s like 67,000 square feet. We hope to break ground at the end of April with that. It s going to cost us about $25 million. Governor Wassana said Casino upgrades with a new hotel are also planned in the future at Clinton. EVENT SCHEDULED AT STAFFORD MUSUEM- An event is planned May 18th at the Stafford Air & Space (See NEWS, page 9)
9 Newest Bulldogs of the Week are Taber Beer and Gloria Choi March 20-26, 2019 WestOK Weekly Page 9 NEWS Continued from Page 8 Museum said Assistant Director Chaney Larsen. We are going to celebrate General Stafford s 50th anniversary of his Apollo 10 mission. A lot of the well known Apollo astronauts will be back for the event. It s going to be truly a special event for all of Weatherford to be able to have it here at the Stafford Air & Space Museum. Larsen said. The May 18th event will be mostly for major donors who have contributed to the expansion project. However, a public event is planned with General Stafford on May 19th. BURCHAM SCHEDULES OPEN HOUSE- An open house will be held May 8th at Burcham Elementary in Weatherford for the opening of a new STEM Center said Assistant Principle Garrett Smith. We received a $25,000 grant from Devon Energy and the Cal Ripken Jr. Foundation for the STEM Center. So right now, we are renovating those rooms. We are going to create a new doorway in between the two rooms so it s easy access back and forth. There is a little bit of construction that is going to take place in there. The May 8th grand opening will be held at 10AM. Doug Self SWOSU Sports Information Director The late-game heroics of Lady Bulldog sophomore guard Taber Beer and a tournament championship for Gloria Choi has earned the duo the newest Bulldog of the Week awards. The award is bought to you by Wright Wradio, home of the Bulldogs over the airwaves on both 95.5 The Coyote and Coyote Classic. Beer (Hammon, Okla.) has been at her best in the crucial moments of the Central Regional and scored eight points in the Lady Bulldog victories over Emporia State and Central Missouri. After giving SWOSU the lead with less than two minutes to go against UCM, her shining moment came in the final seconds as she drained the game-winning three-pointer that propelled the Lady Bulldogs to a victory and a berth in the Regional Championship game on Monday night. Choi (Langley, British Columbia) led the Lady Bulldog golf team to a runaway victory at the Diffee Ford Invitational, played last week in Edmond. All five of SWOSU s golfers finished at least tied for a top-five spot, with Choi leading the way and finishing one-under for the tournament to claim the individual medalist honor by six strokes. For her efforts, Choi was named the GAC Golfer of the Week for the second time this season. LAWTER ROAD PROJECT ON HOLD INDEFINITELY- Custer County Commissioners say the Lawter Road Project is on hold indefinitely. Commissioner Kurt Hamburger said the holdup stems over the acquisition of right of way for the project. TEAMS SIGNED UP FOR EVENT- We re learning that many teams have signed up for next month s Pork-A- Palooza Event in Weatherford said Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Haley Kliewer. Right now, we have 30 teams entered for the actual competition on Saturday. We are capping that at 40, just because we feel like we can still put on great events and have that many teams. So, we re real excited that a lot of them are going to do a people s choice on Friday night. The event will be held April 19th and 20th.