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OKbits FilesPawnee Co: Pawnee Chief 1999 Current Obits

by Rita Buford rbcats@yahoo.com
With Permission From D. Jo Ferguson, Publisher Of Pawnee Chief

January 7, 1999

Cleota Mae (HAMRICK) PINGRY HORN, 79, passed away at Ponca City on Friday, January 8, 1999, and funeral services will be held at Blackburn, Thursday.
She was born in Blackburn, Oklahoma on June 22, 1920 to Flint Harry HAMRICK and Little Alyse (FARRIS) HAMRIC and graduated from Blackburn High School in 1937.
Howard Allen PINGRY became her husband October 12, 1946 and to this union a son and daughter were born.
Surviving is the daughter and son, plus 6 grandchildren, and a number of other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters: Glendora OMOHUNDRO and Ruth BERNARD, and a brother, Shorty HAMRICK. Memorial services will be held at graveside at the Blackburn Cemetery at 2 p.m. tomorrow,Thursday, January 14, 1999. The Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee is in charge of arrangements.

Waldean Daniel BEAVER, 94, passed away in Cleveland on Wednesday, January 6, 1999 and funeral services were held there on Friday.
Born June 2, 1904 in Council Grove, Kansas, the son of Jacob Stricken BEAVER and Cora Belle (WHIPPLE) Beaver, they moved to the family homestead near Hallett when he was 4 years old.
He married Mabel F. DRAKE on July 27, 1927, in Pawnee. They raised their family on the homestead west of Hallett until they moved to town in 1957.
He served on the Hallet City Council for several years. W.D. spent most of his life as a farmer and pipeliner. He was gentle with children and animals and after his retirement he enjoyed gardening and tinkering with all types of mechanical engines.
Surviving is his wife of nearly 72 years, plus 2 sons and 2 daughters, 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Also surviving is a sister, two sister-in-laws and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers: Donald, David, Bill and Claude, and a sister, Edna HOPE, a niece, Maxine; and 2 son-in-laws: Corby PINKSTAFF and Delton RETHERFORD.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 8, 1999, at the Chapman-Black Chapel in Cleveland with the Rev. Earl WESSELL officiating. Interment followed in the I O O F Cemetery near Maramec, under directions of the Chapman-Black Funeral Home, Cleveland.


January 13, 1999

To Edwina - Words cannot express our appreciation, not only for the wonderful care you gave to Doc and Gwen, but also the love that you gave to all of our family over these past years.
The positive spirit, which you brought into our home and to Pawnee, enriched all of our lives. As you would say, "Only in Pawnee." Because of your dedication and loyalty, Doc and Gwen were able to stay together in the home they loved.
John, Bonnie & John M. RIEMER
Jane, Barry & Brad EPPERLY

Thank you - The family of Ronnie SKINNER thanks the many friends and relatives for their words of encouragement, love, and prayers. Also thanks to the Maramec friends for the Memorial To Feed Children in memory of Ronnie.
A special thanks to the Assembly of God and the Church of God in Yale. Jennifer, Jenna, Brooke & Stormee SKINNER
Jack and Rose SHEPHERD

Thank You...
To all the wonderful people of the Community of Pawnee for your prayers, words of comfort, and just being there in our hour need at the loss of Jesse (DUMPS) HOWELL. All of the monetary gifts, food and visits are very much appreciated.
Thanks to Don and Rheadon POTEET and the staff at Poteet Funeral Home for all of the help rendered during a time when it was unsafe to be out and about. Thanks to the Pawnee Nation and its many organizations, War Mothers, Indian Veterans, Elderly Meals, Employees Club, etc., and to Roberta GARDIPE.
Thanks to the Rev. Warren PRATT, Jr., Bruce PRATT, and Duane PRATT and the members of the Indian Baptist Church. Also to Lynn RICE, his cooks and helpers.
Thanks to St. Elmo WILDE, Eddy EPPLER, and Mark COLLINS. We know it was cold, but you men stayed and finished the job.
Thanks to the representatives of the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomie Tribe of Michigan for bringing DUMPS home. The family of Wadsworth Jesse HOWELL are eternally grateful and may God Bless you all.

Prescilla Lydia REALRIDER, 53, passed away on December 31, 1998 at Santa Fe, New Mexico and funeral services were held there early this month.
She had been a lifetime resident of Santa Fe before moving to Pawnee with her husband, Austin REALRIDER. She is remembered for her quick smile and friendly personality. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church of Pawnee.
Survivors include her husband, a daughter and son. Also surviving are 3 stepchildren. She leaves her parents, a sister , 5 grandchildren and 6 step grandchildren.
Rosaries were held for her on Saturday and Sunday, January 2 and 3, and the funeral mass was held on Monday, January 4, 1999 at the Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Church in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

George Wilson BRIEN, 69, passed away in Pawnee on Sunday, January 10, 1999 and his funeral services will be held at Masham, Oklahoma tomorrow.
Born May 11, 1929, at Masham, to Arthur BRIEN and Faye (LOCKWOOD) Brien, he was reared in the Masham community. He was married to Marjorie WILLIAMS. They were divorced and he married Barbara DILBECK, then Joanne Lewis BROWN.
George and Joanne lived on the old family place near Masham in a home he built a few years ago.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter, 2 grandchildren, stepchildren and step grandchildren, 3 brothers, 4 sisters, and a number of nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son - Jerry, and brothers James and Jack BRIEN and a sister, Beulah BALL
He was a member of the Methodist Church. The Rev. Vigle CALVERT, pastor, will officiate at the 2:30 funeral service on Thursday, January 14, 1999 at the Masham Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Pawnee's Highland Park Cemetery. The Poteet Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Thank You - The family of Lucy PRATT would like to thank all those who sent flowers, food, cards and monetary gifts. A special thanks to Rowena SALMON and Georgia Mae ADSON.
Thank you to Marshall and Debi GOVER, Brodie CLARK for sitting with us.
Thank you to all those who came to the hospital to show their love and concern for our mother, sister and grandmother.
Thank you to the War Mothers, Pocahontas Club, Native American Church, Indian Baptist Church, Poteets, Dr. RIEMER and the hospital staff, Pawnee Indian Veterans, Tribal Employees and Title VI.
Thank you to Larry GOODFOX and his staff. Brother Duane PRATT and Warren PRATT, Jr. for a nice service. Alson thank you to Don SPEICHER and his 911 crew.
We especially want to thank everyone for all your prayers for the family.
Thanks again, Cynthia AHDUNKO, Maude CHISOLM, and all the grandchildren.

Thank You - We want to express our deep appreciation for all the acts of kindness and prayers during the loss of our loved one, Alf  KISTLER.
Thanks for all the visits, phone calls, flowers, cards and memorials made to the Masham Church Building Fund and to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Alf's name.
Thanks to Bro. CALVERT for the nice service and to Mrs. Calvert and the church ladies for the wonderful meal. Thanks to Poteets and the staff there for all they did for us. Louise KISTLER, Bo and Heather KISTLER, Talon & Paisley, Patty KISTLER and HALEY, Feather Jim, Jeanie & Gerald COPE and Zach.


Thank You - The family of Ruth VENABLE wants to express our thanks for visits, cards, calls, prayers and food sent and served for the dinner.
To Pawnee Hospital for their care and support Dr. CLYMER, Bro. VIRGLE and Doris CALVERT for their visits and the Memorial Service, to the Masham Church for all their support and prayers, to the POTEET's for their service to us. Clarence & Elaine BANNING

Dr. P.R. RIEMER, 89, a family doctor here for over 50 years, passed away in Pawnee on Tuesday, January 5, 1999 and funeral services were held here Saturday.
Born in Sandstone, Minnesota, on December 31, 1909, to Otto REIMER and Myrtle (JONES) Riemer.
He set up his first practice in Pawhuska, then went to Inola where he met Gwendolyn CUMMINS, a teacher there.
Dr. REIMER decided to set up his practice in Pawnee in 1936 and Gwen joined him the next year. They were married at Goodriver, Illinois on June 27, 1937.
He was a member of the Pawnee Board of Education and was president many of those 20 years. He was co-founder of the Pawnee Osteopathic Hospital, which served the community for 12 years before it merged with the Pawnee Municipal Hospital in 1966. He built the Hillcrest Medical Center, which opened in March of 1978 and his son, Dr. Jim RIEMER, joined him in July that year.
Dr. P.R.'s wife, Gwen, joined him in his office, then took time off to raise their 3 children and joined him again when they were raised. She preceded him in death on December 10, 1997.
Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter, 3 grandchildren, a sister, plus a number of other relatives.
Besides his wife, Dr. RIEMER was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Charlotte RIEMER; 2 brothers: John and Stanley RIEMER, and his granddaughter, Rhonda RIEMER WALKER.
The Rev. Tom SCOTT, pastor of the First Christian Church, officiated at the 2 p.m. funeral service Saturday, January 9, at the First United Methodist Church followed by burial in Pawnee's Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.

Thank You - The family of Dr. P.R. RIEMER wishes to express our deep gratitude for the calls, cards, flowers, food and loving support during our time of grief.
We are especially thankful to Home Health for the years of service and to the Hospital and the nursing staff for their tender care. We appreciate the Methodist Church for providing the sanctuary, for Pottets and staff for their personalized service. To Rev. Tom SCOTT, we are very grateful for his comforting words, compassion and wisdom; to Polly Walker HODGES for the beautiful music; to the Christian Church women for the dinner; and to everyone who made donations to the Christian Church Organ Fund.
All of this makes us even more aware of why Doc and Gwen loved Pawnee so much.
John, Bonnie & John M. RIEMER
Jane, Barry & Brad EPPERLY

Larry Wayne WARE, 35, died Saturday, January 9, 1999 at Maramec and funeral services will be held here this afternoon.
Born September 18, 1963, to Herman WARE and Dortoth LEWIS Ware. He married Lis Ann HUGHART on November 28, 1981, at Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. They moved to Maramec from Tulsa in April of 1994.
Surviving is his wife, 2 sons, a sister, mother and stefather, father and stepmother, 2 stepsisters, paternal grandparents, plus several aunts, uncles, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Beatrice and Frank LEWIS.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon, at 2:30 p.m. at the Poteet Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Earl RUCKMAN, Tulsa, officiating. Interment will follow at Pawnee's Highland Park Cemetery.

Mary Catherine LOPER, 88, former Blackburn resident, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 1999 at LaPlace, Louisiana. Her funeral service was here in Pawnee on Saturday.
Born June 16, 1910, at Mead, Kansas, to Joseph Bernard CAUGHLIN and Ellen (DOLAN) Caughlin, she married George LOPER on April 4, 1936, in Perry, Oklahoma.
Survivors are a son, grandson, granddaughter, one brother and several other relatives.
She was a member of the Catholic Churchff and her funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. at Pawnee's St. John's Catholic Church on Saturday, January 9, 1999, with the Rev. Fr. Joe TOWNSEND officiating. Interment was in the Blackburn Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Barbara TRANSUE to Marry Randy MCCRAY, February 20
Barbara Transue, Enid, and Randy McCray, Pawnee are announcing their engagement and upcoming marriage set for February 20, 1999.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Zelene Transue of Enid. She is a 1989 graduate of Enid Highs School and attended Oklahoma State University and earned her BS degree in Mathematics and Statistics in 1995. In 1998 she earned a BS in Accounting. Miss Transue is a member of the OSU Alumni Band and a life member of Tau Beta Sigma. She is currently employed at the OSU Soil Testing Lab as an Office Manager.
The groom is the son of John and Mary Jane McCray, Tuttle. He graduated from Newcastle High School in 1988 and earned a degree in Microcomputer Analysis and Systems from Meridian Technology Center in 1993.
The couple will exchange vows Saturday, February 20, 1999 in a 1:00 p.m. ceremony at the United Methodist Church of Pawnee, with the Rev. Scott Kenada officiating. (Photo)

Stephanie STEIGLER - Scott NEILL Wed in November 7 Ceremony
Scott Neill and Stephanie Lynne Stiegler, both of Alexandria, Virginia wed at 6 p.m. Saturday, November 7, 1998 in the First Presbyterian Church before the Rev. Gordon Edwards.
The bride is the daughter of Connie and Jim Stiegler, Stillwater, and the granddaughter of Frances Staff, Stillwater, and Harold and Julia Stiegler, Hondo, Texas.
The groom is the son of Shelley and Bruce Howard, Huntington, Connecticut; and Rita and Floyd Neill, Plano, Texas and the grandson of Mildred Neill, New Braunfels, Texas.
Maid of honor was Beth Neill, Seguin, Texas. Best man was Craig Neill, Seguin, Texas. Bridesmaids were Linda Carberry, Tulsa; Jennifer Buron, Springfield, Missouri; Robert Wittwer, Adelanto, California; Amy Plank, Edmond, and Susie Causley, Stillwater.
Groomsmen were Mike Craddock and Kevin Huff, both of Austin, Texas; Kyle Clark, Flower Mound, Texas; Blake Peelman, Dallas, Texas, and Chris Stiegler, Stillwater.
Ushers were Ken Monk, Irving, Texas; Keith Wollin, Austin, Texas; Trey Hamon, Oklahoma City; and Corbin and Connor Shullanberger, both of New Braunfels, Texas.
Candlelighters were Bess Hauser, New York City; and Kim Ranson, South Norwalk, Connecticut. Chad Richard, Gilbert, Arizona was junior candlelighter and Jason Richard, Gilbert, AZ was ringbearer. Soloists were Chris Stiegler and Beth Neill.
The couple honeymooned in St. Lucia. They plan to make their home in Alexandria, Virginia.


January 20, 1999

Gregory "Greg" Kent PLUMMER, 42, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at Cleveland, Oklahoma and funeral services were held in Blackburn, Saturday.
He was born at Wichita, Kansas, on April 17, 1956, to John Plummer and Betty (HAGER) Plummer. The family moved to the family farm near Blackburn in 1957 and he lived in that area the rest of his life.
He graduated from Hominy High School and North Eastern Oklahoma Colege at Miami, Oklahoma and Angela FRENCH became his bride. To this union 2 daughters were born.
He operated the Ace Machine Works in Cleveland from 1982 until his death. He is survived by his daughters, his parents and 2 brothers. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 1999, at the Blackburn Cemetery with Norman Easter presiding. The Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee was in charge of arrangements.

Kathryn Luella HOLLOWAY, 71, passed away in Tulsa on Saturday, January 9, 1999 and funeral services were held in Blackburn on Tuesday.
She was born on August 20, 1927, to John W. and Viloa (EATON) Pruett at Ponca City. She married John Holloway, Sr. on June 16, 1945 at Ponca City. They established their first home at Ralston in 1945. He preceded her in death in 1966 and she moved to Blackburn that year.
She was a homemaker, enjoyed gardening and loved spending time with her family and especially children. Many youngsters in the area called her "grandmother."
Mrs. Holloway is survived by a daughter, a son, a stepson, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson, Ronnie Holloway, stepdaughter, Mary Agnes Graves and 3 brothers: John, Richard, and Wallace Pruett.
She was a member of the Baptist Church of Blackburn and her funeral service was held there at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 1999, with the Rev. Louis Speck officiating. Interment followed at the Blackburn Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Loretta W. (HAMBY) BURKDOLL, 83 passed away in Tulsa on Monday, January 18, 1999 and funeral services will be held here tomorrow (Thursday). She was born west of Pawnee on May 10, 1915 to Marion Edward Hamby and Della May (NELSON) Hamby and was a member of the Pawnee High School class of 1933.
She married Loyd F. Burkdoll at Chandler, Oklahoma on May 14, 1932 and he preceded her in death on October 24, 1998. She has lived in the Pawnee area all of her life.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Bide-A-Wee and Pandora Clubs, enjoyed playing bridge, bowling, was a prize winning seamstress and an outstanding cook. She was a stockholder in the Pawnee National Bank and her family always came first.
She is survived by 2 daughters and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Howard and Estell Hamby, and aunt and uncle, Elsie and John Hissom.
She was an active member of the Church of Christ. Officiating at her funeral service at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 1999 will be Clay Webb of the Church of Christ in Pawnee; the Rev. Tom Scott of the First Christian Church, Pawnee; and Walter Jones, retired Church of Christ Minister, Sand Springs. The service will be held at the United Methodist Church in Pawnee, followed by burial in Pawnee's Highland Cemetery. The Poteet Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (Photo)

Thank You
The family of George BRIEN would like to express our appreciation for all of the visits, prayers, calls, cards and food sent to our homes.
A special thanks goes to Bro. CALVERT and Mrs. Calvert for the beautiful service and music, to the ladies of the Masham Church for the delicious meal served and also to the Pawnee Hospital staff, Dr. Jim Riemer, and to Poteet's and staff.

Thank you - WARE - JONES
We would like to thank all our friends and neighbors for the telephone calls, food, and comforting thoughts during the loss of our loved one.

Thank You
I would like to thank Dr. Laird and his surgical staff and the nurses at Pawnee Municipal Hospital for the care I received during my surgery and recovery while I was a patient there. Dorothy M. NARRY

Thank You
We want to thank our many relatives, neighbors and friends for the cards, telephone calls and the many words and expressions of love for our 60th wedding anniversary - May God bless all of you. RB and Gayle FUNKHOUSER


Jan 27, 1999

Hildred Naomi KING, 87, passed away in Pawnee on Wednesday, January 20, 1999, and funeral services were held here on Monday.
Mrs. King was born on November 4, 1911, at Desloge, Missouri, to Frank Rhinehart SPRINGMAN and Audrey Mae (POWELL) Springman, the 5th of 12 children.
She married William Edward KING on September 1, 1961 at Glendale, California in the First Southern Baptist Church there. They moved to Pawnee in October of 1972 and she has lived here since.
She is survived by her husband, 2 step-daughters, 4 brothers, plus a number of grandchildren and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 infant sons, Dale Laverne CLINTON and Kenneth Merl CLINTON; 2 sisters, Myrtle M. RUSSELL and Laura A. HASS, and 5 brothers: Lawrence, Clifford, Louie, Leo and Delbert.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Jan 25, 1999, at the First Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Bob COPELAND, officiating. Interment was at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 1999, at the Round Pond Cemetery, Salem, Missouri. The Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee, was in charge of arrangements.

Paige WILLIAMS, 59, brother of a Pawneean, James WILLIAMS, passed away at the Ponca City Hospital on Thursday, January 21, 1999, and funeral services were held there Sunday.
He was one of 9 living children born to Parrish and Eunice (CRIES FOR RIBS) WILLIAMS and was a member of the Ponca tribe. He was born in the Pawnee Indian Hospital on August 18, 1939. Paige graduated from Marland High School and earned an associate degree in printing at Northern Oklahoma College and worked as a printer for several years in Oklahoma and Texas.
He married Ardena CLARK at the Pawnee Indian Baptist Church on June 4, 1960. He was baptized in the Methodist faith as a youth and was a member of the Native American Church, Ponca Chapter.
Surviving is his wife, 4 daughters and 2 sons, plus his father, 3 brothers, 5 sisters, 4 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and a number of other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his Mother and 2 brothers, Alex and Rudolph WILLIAMS.
An evening prayer service was held at the Ponca Indian Baptist Church on Friday and Saturday night and the funeral feast was held there at noon on Sunday, January 24, 1999, followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Officiating was Ted FREEMAN, pastor of the church, assisted by Minister Toby BLACKSTAR of Oklahoma City. Burial was in the Ponca tribal cemetery south of Ponca City. Grace Memorial Chapel, of Ponca City, was in charge of arrangements.

William "Dickie" YARBER, 68, long-time Ralston citizen, passed away on Thursday morning, January 21, 1999 at the Fairfax Manor Nursing home. Funeral services were held Saturday at Ralston.
He was born on January 17, 1931, in Booneville, Arkansas, to Cleve and Hester (STRICKLAND) Yarber. He married Inez PARKER on October 17, 1949, in Fairfax, Oklahoma and they made their home in the Ralston area.
He is survived by his wife, plus 6 sons and 3 daughters, 31 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 3 sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, 2 sisters and a grandson.
Graveside services were held Saturday, January 23, at 2:00 p.m. at Ralston's Riverside Cemetery with the Rev. LeRoy MCCLISH, of the Full Gospel Church of Claremore, Ok officiating. The Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home, of Fairfax, was in charge of arrangements.

Helen Marthena MAYS, 86, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 1999 at Winfield, Kansas. Graveside services were held here on Tuesday, January 19, 1999.
She was born to Harvey and Laura (MATHIS) GARRETSON on March 31, 1912, at Winfield, Kansas and on November 29, 1933, she married Claude Wayne MAYS. To this union, 2 children were born, Velma Claudine and Kenneth Wayne MAYS. During their marriage they lived in Kansas and Auroa, Minn until 1973, when they retired and moved to Pawnee. Mr. Mays preceded her in death on January 4, 1989 and soon afterward she moved to Summerville, NC to live with relatives. In 1996, the family moved to Mankato, Kansas.
She is survived by her daughter and a brother, 3 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren, 21 step great grandchildren, and one step great, great grandchild.
The Rev. Darrell BRIEN officiated at the serive at Pawnee's Highland Park Cemetery on Tuesday, January 19, 1999. Arrangements were handled by the Melby Mortuary of Mankato and the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.


Pawnee Chief - February 3, 1999

"The Wall That Heals" visit set in Cushing, August 5 - 8
Cushing's McWhorter-Weston Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1118 has arranged for "The Wall That Heals" to stop at the Euchee Valley Memorial Park, August 5 through August 8, 1999.
The half-size traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is a powerful sympol of the ultimate sacrifice that more than 58,000 (including 68 from the surrounding area) Vietnam veterans made for their country.
The Cushing stop is the only scheduled Oklahoma stop in 1999. On tour since 1996, the Moving Wall will make its way from Litchfield, Illinois to Cushing. The next stop will be Kansas City, Missouri for the 100th anniversary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Pawnee County servicemen listed include:
Major James Hale TUCKER, Air Force;
2nd Lt. Michael Howard THOMAS, Marines;
Private First Class Thomas Lee LITTLESUN, Marines.
Listed from Glencoe:
Warrant Officer John P. MARLOW, Army.
Listed from Fairfax:
SP4 Darrell Wayne COWAN, Army;
Private First Class Elmer Eugene FIELDS, Army;
Chief Warrant Officer Clifford Curtis JOHNSON, Army.
TUCKER, THOMAS, LITTLESUN, and MARLOW attended Pawnee Public Schools and these 4 men, along with COWAN and FIELDS are listed on the Pawnee County Veterans Memorial, which was dedicated November 11, 1991. MARLOW is also recognized by the Glencoe VFW Post, which carries his name and COWAN's name is carried by the Ralston American Legion Post. The 4 Pawnee school veterans are also recognized with a monument at Pawnee High School and a plaque at Memorial Field.

Free Throws ... or foul shots By: William H. HOWELL
I was saddened to hear that my friend Derel GREEN was called home. I had the opportunity to watch Derel when he played football, basketball, and ran track for the Black Bears and always thought he was one heck of an athlete. For his size, he was awesome and he went on to prove that at N E O and Northeastern State University.
In our younger days, we played basketball at the Indian School gymnasium and he proved that he could play with anyone of any size.
We also were teammates on local softball teams and he was quite a competitor. What can I say ... I was just glad he didn't have any problems with being teammates with a gray-haired old man. Along with his brothers, Randy and Ed, we always had a great time on the court or ballfield. I'm just glad to say that I had the opportunity to play ball with Derel GREEN.
It was only a few days ago that some of us were talking about the fantastic job Derel did in the Summer Ball Program. He was teaching all the kids fundamentals and made sure that each and everyone of them got to play in every game. He was making the game fun for the kids. That's what I like.
Derel will be missed and our prayers go out to his family.

It's A Boy!
Natalie Nicloe JENSEN is announcing the birth of her brother, Hadley Christian JENSEN. Parents are Craig and Tonya JENSEN. Hadley was born January 28, 1999, weighing 7 pounds, 14 1/2 ounces.
Maternal grandparents are Tim and Joyce HAINES. Paternal grandparents are Rod and Lou Ann JENSEN. Maternal great-grandparents are Jack and Lois HAINES; and Violet STRICKER. Paternal great-grandparents are Jim and Wylma HEBERT and the late Cecil and Avis NORRIS.

George Franklin CONNER, Jr., 55, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 1999, at El Dido, California. Funeral services were held at Ralston, Saturday.
He was born on March 24, 1943, at Pawhuska, Oklahoma to George Franklin CONNER, Sr., and Wilma Jean (SPENCER) CONNER and lived in Osage and Pawnee counties before moving to California.
George served in the U.S. Army and worked most of his life as a farmer. While he lived alone, he enjoyed helping others and was recognized as an honest, hardworking citizen.
He is survived by a son and 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, his father, a brother, a nephew, plus a number of other relatives. George was preceded in death by his mother, a sister, Carolyn GORDON, and a nephew, Eddie GORDON.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 1999, at the Ralston Bible Church with the Rev. Jon DENNEY presiding. Interment followed at the Nelagoney Cemetery. The Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee was in charge of arrangements.

Helen Marthena MAYS, 86, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 1999, at Mankato, Kansas, and graveside services were held here on Tuesday.
She was born to Harvey and Laura (MATHIS) GARRETSON on March 31, 1912, at Winfield, Kansas and on November 29, 1933, she married Claude Wayne MAYS. To this union 2 children were born: Velma Claudine and Kenneth Wayne MAYS. During their marriage, they lived in Kansas and Aurora, Minnesota, until 1973 when they retired and moved to Pawnee. Mr. MAYS preceded her in death on January 4, 1989 and soon afterward she moved to Summerville, SC to be with her daughter and husband. Later, they all moved to Mankato, Kansas in 1996.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude; her son, her parents, a brother, 2 sisters and a grandson.
She is survived by her daughter, 3 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren, 21 step great grandchildren and one step great, great grandchild.
The Rev. Darrell BRIEN officiated a the service at Pawnee's Highland Park Cemetery on Tuesday, January 19, 1999. Arrangements were handled by the Melby Mortuary of Mankato and the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.
(Because of some misinformation, etc., the above is published again as corrected and the Chief regrets any errors or ommissions.)

Alta GRUBB will celebrate 96th birthday
Alta GRUBB, former Pawnee resident, will celebrate her 96th birthday on February 6, 1999.

For My Grandpa
As I listen to the sound
of a far off whistle of a passing train
I see in my mind the cold dark ground
and the emblem of pain
I used to visit you at your house
It lay by the tracks
a home of a gentleman who had to leave his spouse
in a house where now his comfort lacks
A lonesome feeling comes over me
As I enter the quiet town
For I know, you will not be there to greet me
with your smiling face, and never a frown
My heart cries out
For I do not understand
of what evil could of left you without a doubt
cold, alone, and in need of a helping hand
I know you were good, and wise my Grandpa
and I know that you now know, and understand
We will take care of our Grandma
For we know that God took you to the promised land
In Loving Memory of our Grandpa Stacy MATHEWS who was tragically killed on
December 17, 1998, by a hit-and-run driver.
We love you Grandpa, and we will always miss you...
Kim, Maeghan and Family
The Family of Stacy MATHEWS

Autumn Star PRATT, 17 passed away on Sunday, January 24, 1999, at Denver, Colorado and funeral services were held here Thursday.
She was born on October 23, 1981, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to Allen Dale PRATT and Bonnie PRATT. She moved from Pawnee to Ft. Hill, Idaho with her parents in 1983.
She is survived by her parents, a brother and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 1999, at the Pawnee Indian Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce PRATT officiating. Interment followed at the North Indian Cemetery, Pawnee. Arrangements were handled by the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Raymond Derel GREEN, 37, passed away at a Tulsa Hospital on Saturday, January 30, 1999. Funeral services will be held here tomorrow.
Born in Pawnee on August 8, 1961, to R.D. GREEN and Berthena (CAINE) Green, he graduated from Pawnee High School in 1979.
Derel was married to Rayma Dawn WILSON and their daughter, Kelsie Rochele GREEN, was 5 1/2 months old when her mother died on December 1, 1989.
He is survived by his daughter, age 9; his parents, 3 brothers, several nieces and nephews, his maternal & paternal grandmothers, a stepdaughter, plus a number of other relatives.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by both of his grandfathers.
The Rev. Bob COPELAND, pastor, and the Rev. Milton COLBERT will officiate at the 2 p.m. funeral service at the First Baptist Church of Pawnee tomorrow, Thursday, February 4, 1999. Burial will follow in Pawnee's highland Park Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Surprised!
Calvin RILEY
was called to the City Hall to discuss needs for storage facilities at the hospital and was presented a certificate and pin for his 25 years of service to the City.
The presentation was made by Bill MOYER, of the Oklahoma Municipal League.

Thank You
The family of Kenneth KELLEY
would like to say a big Thank You for the wonderful care given at the emergency room of Pawnee Municipal Hospital.
The EMTs who transported him to Hillcrest could not have done a better job.

Members of the 1998 - 1999 Little League Wrestlers have done very well this year at various tournaments held around the state.
They are: Bobby CARROL, Matt HALL, Kyle LEGRAND, Grant SPEARS, Timothy VAUGHAN, Ryan WHITTEN, Shawn LEDFORD, Chase GREEN, Ian AUSTIN, Cody JEWELL, Austin LEFORCE, and Austin TISDALE.
Coaches for the team are: Marlon HOUSTON, Todd FENTON, and Randy LEDFORD.


Feb 10, 1999

Judith Ann CHACON, 56, of Hixton, Tenn. died on Friday, January 30, 1999 and funeral services were held near Cushing on Saturday.
She was born on Marchf 26, 1942, in Abiline, Texas, to Charley and Eileen HEAD and grew up on a farm in the Lone Chimney area. She attended the first grade in the Norfolk schools and continued her education in Maramec and Quay, where she graduated in 1960. She then attended Draughns Business College in Tulsa.
Judith married Luis CHACON on October 27, 1968, in Tulsa. They lived in Tulsa until moving to Knoxville, on April 20, 1970. They moved to Chattanooga, Tenn. on September 1, 1984, and had lived there since.
A homemaker, Judith was active in the Hixon Seventh Day Adventist Church, where she was church school treasurer. She enjoyed reading and was an avid gardener.
She is survived by her husband, a son, a daughter, 2 brothers and 2 sisters, 2 grandchildren and several other relatives.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 1999, at the Council Valley Advent Church - North of Cushing, with the Rev. Conn SADLER presiding. Interment followed at the Lawson Cemetery near Yale under direction of the Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing.

Edward J. COYLE, III, 74, passed away in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, January 3, 1999, and funeral services were held there Saturday.
He was born in Skedee on May 7, 1924 to Edward J. COYLE, II and Grace COYLE. He attended Pawnee Schools and graduated from Pawnee High School in 1942 and went on to earn his PhD degree. Dr. COYLE was married to his classmate sweetheart, Mary Ellen LEMERT.
He served as comptroller for the Oklahoma Board of Higher Regents for several years. Surving are his wife, a daughter and a son, and several grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Jimmy, and a sister, Doris TEEGARDEN.
Funeral services were held at the Northwest Christian Church in Oklahoma City, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 6, 1999. Arrangements were handled by the Cremation Society of Oklahoma.

W.P. "Bill" MARTIN, would have 89 today, February 10. He passed away on Saturday, February 6, 1999, in his daughter's home near Moran, Kansas, and funeral services were held Tuesday.
He was born on Feb. 10, 1910 and married Opaly I. MANLEY on November 1, 1931. He farmed around Pawnee and Marameck most of his life and they reared their 5 children in this area.
Surving besides his wife and 5 children are 13 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild, all of whom lovingly called him "Gramp Bill." Also surviving are 2 brothers and 2 sisters. His family says that he made his choice to serve God in 1936 and kept his word.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999 at the Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home in Oklahoma City, followed by burial at the Maramec IOOF Cemetery at 3 p.m. that day.
Arrangements were handled by the Bill Einsehour Funeral Home of Midwest City.

Thanks To All:
From the Family of Raymond Derel GREEN

We would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank You" to all. The recent death of our "Derel" was very devestating to say the least, but "Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ," wanted him home. We are so thankful to Him for the thirty-seven years, five months and twenty-two days that He shared Derel with us. The lives that have been touched by Derel whild he was here on earth is very evident.
The support that our family received from each and every one of you has been to say the very least, overwhelming and very comforting. How do we ever thank you for all you have done, and are continuing to do? We know that at some time, there are those of you have experienced the loss of a loved one. There are no words to express the hurt. The loss of a child is so very devestating. Our prayers are with you, as yours have been with us.
If you sent a card, some flowers, a resolution, or were one of the people who brought the wonderful, delicious food, or made a telephone call, or gave financially, which will help us with the expenses incurred during Derel's illness, we want you to know how deeply we appreciate it. The love you have shown us is evident. The things that you have done, the support you have given, and the gifts we have received, are all a godsend.
Even during our time of sorrow and sadness, we thanked God for all of you and ask him for the blessings needed in each of your lives. Derel was the kind of poerson who could make us all feel good on any given day. He always had just the right words or a smile to brighten your day. He will be missed by us all.
Again, thank you so very much. Our family will pull through this because it is what Derel would want. Kelsie is doing just fine.
A special "Thank You" to Rev. Bob COPELAND and the First Baptist Church, Rev. Milton T. COLBERT and the Antioch Baptist Church and the Poteet Funeral Home. The "Homegoing Service" for Derel was wonderfully done and will be remembered for the rest of our lives.

Thank You!
During trying times, it is sometimes difficult to think of others. This is not the case in Pawnee. The passing of our father and then our mother has shown us what a wonderful "family" we have here in Pawnee. The outpouring of sympathy and support during our difficult time has simply been overwhelming. Your generosity, help, thoughts and prayers will always be rememebered and cherished. So thank you from the bottom of our hearts and even more important, thank you all for being friends and people that you are. This is what "family" is all about.
The family of Loyd and Loretta BURKDOLL

A Letter ...
Ed J. COYLE
, Pawnee High School '42. Some of you remember him of late as the white haired, soft spoken gentleman who slowly made his way around town.
Not long ago, he moved back "home" and brought with him his dreams of making Pawnee a better place. I choose to remember my old friend Ed J. and his beautiful wife, Mary Ellen, on that fun day they came to join a Pawnee group being honored at the Oklahoma City grand opening of the Dick Tracy movie. Gayle said they would spread some of his brother's ashes at Highland Park Cemetery, some at the family plot in Perry, and the rest will be flown to Ireland, to a place he fell in love with on his last visit.
Darrell GAMBILL

J.R. ROLLAND earns All American Recognition at OSD
Playing football for the Oklahoma School for the Deaf, J.R. ROLLAND was named All American by "The Silent News" recently. A transfer from Cushing, ROLLAND rushed for 624 yards on 94 carries in just 5 games. A starting linebacker on defense, ROLLAND made 18 solo tackles and 54 total stops. He recovered a fumble and returned an interception for a 70 yard touchdown against the Kansas School for the Deaf. "The Silent News" selected ROLLAND as the national Deaf Player of the Week when he gained 421 all purpose yards against New Mexico. J.R. is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold ROLLAND of Pawnee.

60th Anniversary Couples Have Much In Common
The following was sent to our Blackburn Correspondent, LaRene AKERS, by former Blackburn High School student, Darrell BERG. Darrel was a member of the 1955 graduating class, of which Mrs. AKERS was a sponsor. The CHIEF felt it was fitting to publish this near Valentine's Day.
The December 23, 30, 1998, and January 8, 1999 issues of the Pawnee CHIEF revealed quite a series of events, an amazing bit of history. I will relate these events as best I can and relate a story that would be nearly impossible to match. All parties involved lived in an area of 6 miles north and south and 8 miles east and west of each other.
The home of W.O. Berg began its existence as a grainery, having been moved to its present location from less than 200 yards to the north.
According to a front page article of The Pawnee CHIEF, shortly after his death, it was stated W.O. BERG 1883-1980 was the first subscriber.
I believe Welton Gordon BERG was born in the W.O. BERG home in 1910. Alvin BERG was born in the home of William WHITLEY and Sophie Jane (POLAND) GORDON in 1913. Leola Callie BERG was born in the Methodist Church parsonage of Skedee in 1916. W.O. BERG operated a grocery store in Skedee at the time.
The truly amazing part of this history is that R.B. FUNKHOUSER and Gayle PECKENBAUGH were married December 25, 1938. Alvin BERG and Susietta CINNAMON were married December 27, 1938, and Weldon and Dorothy WEAVER were married December 31, 1938. All 3 of these 60th anniversary couples featured in the CHIEF were married within a 7 day period. They are still living close to our community, still married to each other, which is an amazing thing these days, and living with and loving each other after all these years.

My birthday and the 3 weddings in this 7 day period also have something in common. I was born July 3, 1937 in the home of W.O. BERG, the second son of Welton Gordon BERG and Doris Leonora (SHAW) Berg. Alvin and Sue BERG raised their sons, Jim and Earnest, in this home from 1952 through college.
The children of Keith and Amy FUNKHOUSER, who are the great grandchildren of R.B. and Gayle, are being raised in this same home.
I was raised in the former home of W.W. GORDON, along with my older brother, William LeRoy BERG (1935 - 1989).
The Welton BERG family and the R.B. FUNKHOUSER family both attended the First United Methodist Church of Blackburn.
The Alvin BERG family attended the First Methodist Church of Pawnee.
R.B. FUNKHOUSER farmed the old GREEN place which was across the road to the north of the home of Welton BERG, who graduated from Skedee High School in 1929. Alvin BERG graduated from Skedee High School in 1930. Alvin and Sue BERG now live in Pawnee. Weldon and Dorothy WEAVER, after living many years in Blackburn, now live in Stillwater near a daughter.
R.B. and Gayle FUNKHOUSER now live on the farm north of Skedee. "These three 60th Anniversary couples rate a big congratulations. Those of us who know them count ourselves fortunate to be their friends and neighbors. May God continue to bless them with health and happiness," Darrell added.

Warren REALRIDER selected for Doc Tate Award
Warren A. REALRIDER, a 1994 graduate of Pawnee High School, has been selected as a recipient of the Doc Tate Nevaquaya Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for the 1999-2000 school year.
REALRIDER is a senior at the University of Oklahoma School of Fine Arts, where he is an honor student with a 3.8 grade point average. He will be a graduate student during the 1999-2000 school year.
He is the son of Cheryl HUNTER and Austin REALRIDER of Pawnee.


February 24, 1999

Marriages: Parker MILES, 42, and Denise LOGAN, 39, both of Cleveland.

Divorces: Regina Ann LEADINGFOX vs. Lance Jay LEADINGFOX.
Shelly Marie DUNCAN vs. Jason Aaron DUNCAN.
James R. BRITT vs. Vickie L. BRITT.
Ricky R. VENABLE vs. Lori D. VENABLE.
J.L. HOWLAND vs. J.W. HOWLAND.
Raymond E. JARVIS vs. Angela JARVIS.

Millicent MURIE Services To Be Held Friday
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. for Millicient Murie, 76, who passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 1999. The service will be held at Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home. She was the wife of Jimmy Murie.

HOWE
Othel M. "Buck" HOWE, 82, passed away in Tulsa on Sunday, February 14, 1999, and funeral services were held in Tulsa followed by burial in Pawnee.
He was born on August 21, 1916 in Morrison, Oklahoma, to George and Orpha HOWE and graduated from Pawnee High School in 1935, then graduated from Pawnee Junior College as valedictorian of both. He also attended Tulsa University.
During WWII, he served in the Army Air Force, then he earned his degree at Oklahoma A&M in 1948. He had worked as an engineer for Williams Brothers Construction, Manhattan Construction before joining Oklahoma Natural Gas Company in 1948 as an engineering trainee. When he retired from ONG he had become a vice president of the company in 1981.
During his service to ONG he began as an engineer trainee then an assistant chief construction engineer on pipelines, then promoted to engineer, then mechanical supervisor of compressor stations, then general superintendent of transmission and production, then director of planning and vice president of corporate planing on July 1, 1972, after about 33 years with the company.
He is survived by a brother and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters - Opal Grim, Hazel Grady, Orpha Haney and brother, Otto Howe. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 18, 1999 at Moore's Eastlawn Chapel in Tulsa. Burial followed in Pawnee's Highland Cemetery at 1 p.m. that day.

DENNIS
Robert Wayne DENNIS, 60, passed away at his home in rural Pawnee on Tuesday, February 16, 1999, after a lengthy illness and funeral services were held here Thursday.
He was born in Pawnee on April 28, 1938, to Marshal DENNIS and Edna (GRIESEL) Dennis and attended Pawnee schools and graduated from Pawnee High School in 1956. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Central State College at Edmond, then his Masters in Chemistry from Oklahoma State University in 1965.
Betty Nell KELLY became his bride on June 12, 1965, in Pawnee, and he went to work as a chemist for Dowell in Tulsa. He returned to Pawnee in 1971 where he took over the John Deere franchise/dealership, which he owned and managed for over 20 years. He also farmed and ranched in the Pawnee area. Bob had served as president of the Pawnee Chamber of Commerce, was active in the Steam Engine Association, was treasurer of the Black Bear Conservancy board until very recently and was co-chairman of the Pawnee High School Alumni Association with his wife at the time of his death. Mr. Dennis was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was bishop of the Cushing Ward of the church.
Survivors are his wife, plus 5 children, all of Pawnee. Also surviving is his mother, a brother and a sister, a number of nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews and many other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father, Marshal Dennis.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Feburary 18, 1999, at the First Baptist Church with President Mike Applegate and Bishop Forrest Fuqua, officiating. Arrangements were heandled by the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee. (PHOTO)

From the DENNIS and KELLEY Families:
To Our Wonderful Friends - The many prayers and thoughtful ways each of you showed to us during the several months of Bob's illness sustained us during the trials we endured. We are grateful to live in the small, caring and wonderful community of a great town like Pawnee. I never went to town without one or more persons asking me how Bob was doing and always telling me he was in their prayers. I gained much strength from that.
How blessed we are to have friends here who showed their love for Bob. May each of you be blessed, as we have been, because of your compassion and love in following the way of Christ, for as He said, "In as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."

HAYTER
Bertha Elizabeth HAYTER, 98, passed away in Pawnee on Wednesday, February 17, 1999 and funeral services were held here Friday. She was born on May 10, 1900 at Clermont City, Ohio to George Henry TROUTMAN and Louse Troutman. She married Jetty Hayter in 1943 and he preceded her in death. She moved to Skedee after her marriage, then moved to Pawnee in 1979.
Mrs. Hayter was a school teacher for many years, teaching in the lower elementary grades in Payne County until after her marriage, then she taught in Skedee, Quay, Blackburn, Perry and Ralston until she retired. Surviving is a step-daughter and a niece and nephew and other relatives.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. The Rev. Scott Keneda, Methodist pastor for Pawnee and Skedee, officiated at the 3 p.m. funeral service at the Eshelman Memorial Chapel at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery on Friday, February 19, 1999. Burial followed at Highland Cemetery.
The Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee was in charge of arrangements. (PHOTO)

HAYTER - Thank You
The family of Bertha HAYTER would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Pawnee Living Center, the Rev. Keneda, Poteet Funeral Home and staff, and our many friends in the Pawnee community for the flowers, food and other acts of kindness. Our appreciation cannot be adequately expressed.

ROBERTS
Nellie Opal (OSBORN) ROBERTS, 92, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 1999 and funeral services were held in Katy, Texas. She was born on August 20, 1906 in Weableau, Missouri to Charles and Mary Brown Osborn, the second of 13 children, and grew up in the Skedee, Oklahoma community. She was in the first graduating class of the Skedee High School.
Nellie was married to John Gladstone Roberts on November 4, 1926 in Pawnee. He preceded her in death in July of 1977.
Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter, plus 6 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. Also surviving are 3 brothers and 3 sisters, many of this area. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 4 brothers and 2 sisters: Arhie, Verl, Fritz and Lonnie Osborn, Dimple Meeks and Virginia Osborn. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church of Katy, Texas, where she was a member.

SPERRY
Ida Madge SPERRY, 89, passed away at her home in Ralston on Saturday, February 0, 1999, the 67th anniversary of her marriage to the late Bill SPERRY. Funeral services were held in Blackburn, Tuesday. She was born on November 2, 1909 to Henry E. CARTER and Nettie March (DRAKE) Carter and graduated from Blackburn High School with the class of 1929.
W.C. "Bill" Sperry became her husband on February 20, 1932 at Blackburn and they lived in the Blackburn area. He preceded her in death on July 25, 1979. She moved to Ralston from Blackburn in 1993. Madge was a homebody. She enjoyed crafts, gardening and yard work.
She is survived by 2 daughters, 8 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and a number of other relatives. Also surviving is her twin sister and another sister. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, her parents, a sister, Marie Stamper and a brother, Hal Carter.
She was a member of the Blackburn United Methodist Church and the Rev. Orra Compton officiated at the 10:30 am. funeral service at that church on Tuesday, February 23, 1999. Burial followed at the Blackburn Cemetery. The Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee was in charge of arrangements. (PHOTO)

FUSS
Carmelita B. FUSS, 85, passed away on Monday, February 22, 1999 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and funeral services will be held here this afternoon.
She was born on August 12, 1913, in Pawnee County, Oklahoma to Euroid H. DAVIS and Ella (ROYSTER) Davis. She married Carl Franklin Fuss on January 23, 1934, in Morrison, Oklahoma and they moved to California soon after the wedding. He preceded her in death on July 8, 1998 after 54 years of marriage.
In 1939, they moved back to Oklahoma and she has lived in the Lone Chimney area much of her lifetime. Mrs. Fuss graduated from Oklahoma A&M in 1953, completing her bachelor's degree during summer sessions.
She taught in the rural schools of Pawnee County such as Sagerville, Lone Chimney, Maramec, Glencoe and retired from teaching in Pawnee in 1976 after 34 years of teaching.
She was a member of the Good Sam's Club, Chief Chapter and of the First Baptist Church of Pawnee. Surving is a daughter and 2 sons, 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at the First Baptist Church of Pawnee with the pastor, the Rev. Bob Copeland, officiating. Internment will follow in Pawnee's Highland Cemetery. The Poteet Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (PHOTO)

ADAMS
Mr. and Mrs. Hollis ADAMS To Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Hollis and Wilma Jean ADAMS will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, March 7, 1999 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. with a reception in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church of Pawnee. The event will be hosted by their son, Eddie, and his wife, Sheryl, and their grandsons, Ryan, Craig, and Darrin.
Hollis Adams and Wilma Jean DAVIS were married March 5, 1949 by the Rev. Ernest Hitt at Pawnee, Oklahoma. They have lived their entire life in the rural Pawnee community, where Hollis has been engaged in farming and ranching. He is a director of the Pawnee County Conservation District and past chairman of the Tallgrass RC&D board. Wilma Jean was employed by the USDA for 34 years before retiring in 1993.
Both are long-time members of the First Christian Church in Pawnee, where Hollis is an Elder and Wilma Jean is a Deacon. They have both served on various church communities throughout the years and remain active.
An open invitation is extended to all family and friends to help the couple celebrate their special day. The couple requests no gifts. (PHOTO)

EAVES
Wm. Taft EAVES Will Be Honored on 90th Birthday
The family of William Taft EAVES, including two new great-great grandsons, are honoring him on his 90th birthday with a N.A. church meeting Saturday, February 27, at the home of Ronnie Goodeagle. Dinner and services will begin at 5 p.m. at the United Indian Methodist Church. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Bill Stoneroad. The family issues an invitation to help them honor Mr. Eaves. (PHOTO)

Skedee News - By Barbara WALKER
Bertha HAYTER, former Skedee resident and school teacher passed away and her funeral was held Friday at the Eshelman Chapel. She was the second grade teacher of my daughter, Sheila. She had a special love for children, was kind and considerate.
Sympathy from the Skedee community is extended to the Bob Dennis family in his passing too. May they be comforted in knowing God cares.
All White Rose members were saddened by the death of Opal Brensing, who has been a member of the White Rose for 69 years as an office, 4-H and County Fair supporter and was a blue ribbon seamstress. She enhanced our organization and let her light shine in our community. We are each sorry to lose her. Her mother-in-law was the first president of White Rose and Julia Banning is a member and Opal's granddaughter - three generations of Brensin ladies have participated in our community outreach since organizing on September 14, 1929.

Friday, Juanita Vance's visitors were her brother, Leonard and Maxine Smith, of Ft. Worth, Texas; sisters: Lillie Bowman and granddaughter, Angel Johnson of Stillwater, and Minnie Burk of Ponca City.

John, Jana and Banner Sullins visited their son, Paul and Jami Sullins, Sunday near Broken Arrow.

Mr. and Mrs. Dax Aguilar and girls of Cleveland visited his grandmother, Theda Rae Harshbarger over the the weekend.

Jr. Bell visited his mother, Hazel Bell over the weekend.

Bob and Rotha Myers of Sand Springs helped Jerry and Emma Tucker celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary and enroute home they stopped and visited her Mom, Etta Jo Tucker and Orville McDougle.

Mary Sullin's visitors Monday through Thursday will be her sister, Mary Ann and Vincent Street of Orlando, Florida.

Sunday visitors of Ralph and Billie Armstrong were Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Self of Stigler, Billie's sister.

Stars & Stripes - EBERLE
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class, Jamie D. EBERLE, whose husband, Casey, is the son of Raymond P. and Barbara Eberle of Route 4, Morrison, recently participated in a community relations project during a port visit while aboard the guided missle destroyer USS Gonzalez, currently on its maiden six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf.
During the port visit to Gibraltar, U.K., sailors from Eberle's ship volunteered to refurbish a local school. Crew members landscaped the school grounds, painted fences and railings, and asisted in the relocation of old computers.
Home ported in Norfolk, Virginia, Eberle's ship is an AEGIS destroyer and one of the most powerful warships ever put to sea. The computer-based AEGIS weapons system is the heart of the ship's war-fighting capability. It centers around a powerful radar that enables the crew to detect, track and fire on more than 100 targets at a time. Jamie joined the Navy in May 1995.


March 3, 1999

Marriages:
Jerry SMITH, 53, and Mildred SNELL, 54, both of Terlton.
Jonathon Wayne SAIN, 24, and Carmene Kandie MILLER, 25, both of Cleveland.

Divorces:
Cheryl M. ROBERTS vs. Charles F. ROBERTS
Pamela Rene MOORE vs. Patrick Lee MOORE

Millicent Lyonee MURIE, 76, passed away at Pawnee on Tuesday, February 23, 1999 and funeral services were held here Friday afternoon.
She was born at Blackburn, Oklahoma on October 18, 1922 to Wilmont Douglas WILSON and Lyone (MOSIER) WILSON and married James (Jimmy) MURIE on January 17, 1980, in Weatherford, Texas.
They moved back to Pawnee from Bethany, Oklahoma. She enjoyed fishing with her family and friends. She was a Protestant by belief.
Surviving is her husband, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Douglas, Jr., and 3 sisters: Ernestine, Anna Lee and Erma Lee.
The Rev. Bruce PRATT officiated at the grave side service at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery at 2 p.m., Friday, February 26, 1999. Arrangements were handled by the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Chas. COLCLAZIER Funeral is Friday
Charles COLCLAZIER, 69, passed away at this home here on Monday night, March 1, 1999. A retired building contractor, he is a former City Councilman. His service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 5, 1999 at grave side in the IOOF Cemetery near Maramec. The Poteet Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mindy ALLEN - Jason VANCE Wed In Candlelight Ceremony
Mindy Beth ALLEN became the bride of Jason Banning VANCE on December 31, 1998 at Bethel Baptist Church in Owasso. The Rev. David HARGRAVE officiated at the 7 p.m. candlelight ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Paul and Jan Allen of The Woodlands, Texas and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cleo ALLEN and Mr. and Mrs. James WESTERVELT of Columbus, Kansas.
The bridegroom is the son of Jay and Lina VANCE of Owasso and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence BANNING of Pawnee, who were also celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary on December 31.
Wedding music was provided by soloists Matt ALLEN and Christa WELK, and classical selections by members of the Cherry Street Chamber Music Foundation.
The bride wore a formal length gown of ivory satin and alencon lace. The dressed featured a sabrina neckline of sheer polynetting appointed with lace beaded appliques and scalloped border lace. The fitted bodice had a sweetheart flare and modified gibson sleeves tapered to wrist points of beaded alencon lace. The full skirt fell into a cathedral length train, embellished with medallions and single patterns of beaded lace.
Her headpiece was a contoured halo of Silk shantung rosebuds and held a cathedral length bridal veil of illusion sprinkled with pears.
The brides honor attendant was Christa WELK. Bridesmaids were Andrea HOGUE and Rachel GWYN. Serving as best man was Jeff VANCE, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Jim RABURN and Chuck COOK. Ushers were Matt ALLEN, Scott ST. JOHN, Jeff GREEN, Jason HOWELL and Jason ARCHER.
Candle lighters were Matt ALLEN, brother of the bride, and Jeff GREEN.
Following the ceremony, parents of the bride and groom hosted a reception in honor of the couple at Post Hall on the campus of Rogers University in Claremore.
After a wedding trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida, the couple is at home in Spring, Texas, where the bridegroom is employed as a system analyst with Exxon Corporation in Houston, and the bride is a junior at Sam Houston State, majoring in computer information systems. (photo)

Carrie FUNKHOUSER Married Jeff TATUM December 26th
Carrie FUNKHOUSER and Jeff TATUM, both of Pawnee, exchanged marriage vows in a 3 p.m. ceremony, Saturday, December 26, 1998 at the United Methodist Church.
The bride is the daughter of Carl and Beverly FUNKHOUSER of rural Pawnee. The groom is the son of Diane JARDOT of Stillwater and Rick TATUM of Perry.
The Rev. Scott KENEDA officiated. The couple exchanged vows in a setting of burgundy, hunter green, candle white, Poinsettia and greenery.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose a short sleeve white gown, featuring wide bands of sequins and pearls accenting the neckline and sleeves. Her headpiece was fashioned of miniature roses and pearls. She carried a bridal bouquet of white and burgundy roses with babies breath, pearls and streamers.
Alisa ARGO was matron of honor. She wore a short sleeve hunter green dress featuring an open lace back. She carried a long stem burgundy rose. Attending the groom were Randy VENABLE and Brandon HEISLER. Ushers were Chance TATUM, brother of the groom, and Mark PALMATARY. Candle lighters were Lauryn, Torie and Kylyn FUNKHOUSER, nieces of the bride. Katsty FUNKHOUSER, niece of the bride, was flower girl. The groom's son, Ricky TATUM, was ring bearer.
A reception followed the ceremony in the Fellowship Hall of the church. The hall was decorated with poinsettias, greenery and candle white. Reception attendants were: Tina GODBERSON, Michelle BATTERTON and Jamie WATERS. (Photo)

Angela ROZELL - Robert DOMENY Nuptials Planned for March 27
Jim and Sharon ROZELL of Winfield, Kansas are announcing the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Angela Danette, to Robert Evertt DOMENY, son of Charles and Sandra DOMENY of Pawnee.
The couple will exchange wedding vows March 27, 1999, with a reception and dance to follow the ceremony.
The bride elect is a 1991 graduate of Winfield High School and is employed at Cellular One in Winfield. The prospective groom is a 1993 graduate of Pawnee High School and is employed by REC in Vinita. The couple will reside in Winfield. (Photo)

Water Garden Club To Kick Off 1999 meetings Monday
Members of the Pawnee Water Garden Club will kick off their 1999 monthly meetings on Monday, March 8, at 7 p.m. Kelly and Khris DOUGLAS will host the meeting at their home, 1611 South 4th Street.
Anyone interested in water gardening is invited to attend, according to Kelly DOUGLAS, President.

Thank You - SPERRY
The family of Madge SPERRY would like to extend a sincere thank you to the doctors and staff at Fairfax Hospital, the Fairfax Home Health nurses and aides, Frank Sperry, Rev. Orra COMPTON, Poteet Funeral Home and staff, the Methodist Church ladies of Blackburn for the lovely dinner, and all of our many friends in the Ralston, Fairfax and Blackburn communities for the flowers, food and other acts of kindness bestowed upon us during this time of sadness. Our appreciation cannot be adequately expressed.

Thank You - FRIETZE
We, the family of Tiffany FRIETZE would like to THANK everyone who helped by giving her encouragement, monies, gifts, food for fund raising, and use of family songs during her two year reign as the Pawnee Tribal Princess, representing our Pawnee Nation at the American Indian Exposition.
A special "thank you" to Sandra MOORE and all of Tiffany's Uccas, Upits, aunts and uncles. Rowena and Roberta SALMON

Thank You - VERRETTE
A big heartfelt thanks to the Pawnee and Glencoe Fire Departments for quick response on February 24, 1999 for the fire sparked by a train on Hostutler Road that would have taken our home in another few minutes. Thanks again. Joe and Shirley VERRETTE.

Skedee News - La Rene AKERS

There will be a baby shower at the Skedee Assembly of God Church on Sunday, March 7 from 2-4 p.m. It's a boy! Many baby things are needed. Oh, by the way, the mother is Jessica LYTLE.

Betty KITCHEN kept her great grandson, Trey KENT from Fairland for two days while his parents got rid of a family of skunks that took residence under their home.

Indian News:

There will be a Birthday Dance honoring Tony ARKEKETA on March 6 at the White Eagle Cultural Center at Ponca City. War Dancing at 3 - supper at 5:30 and War Dancing at 7:00 p.m. Damon ROUGHFACE and Berwyn MOSES will be Masters of Ceremonies.
There will be an honor dance Saturday, March 6 for Faren REVARD, who is the new Miss Indian Oklahoma. It will be held at Wakon Iron Community Center, Indian Camp, Pawhuska. Faren is a senior at OSU and is the daughter of Maynard and Carole REVARD, both members of the Osage Tribe.

Happy 90th birthday to our patriarch, William "Bill" EAVES. Congratulations to Herb and Kim ADSON on their 20th wedding anniversary.

Billie Rae McCLELLAN and family sponsored a Native American Church prayer service for Bill EAVES on his 90th birthday at the Ronnie and Vanessa GOODEAGLE home. Charles (Chib) EAVES of Colorado, attended the services. A noon meal was held at the Elderlies.

Dolly JOHNSON, daughter of Philly, plays for the Oklahoma City University basketball team. Another one of our college children who we are are proud of.

Local News:

Reba ELSTON spent the weekend in Ponca City with her sister and brother-in-law, Lena and L.J. JONES. On Saturday, they attended the 50th wedding anniversary for Mr. and Mrs. Joe COFFEE. Their four children honored them with a reception at the Ponca City Cultural Center.

School - Richard GRIESEL wrote a letter of retirement to the board and it was accepted and Eve PITRE resigned so she could move to Texas. GRIESEL has been Industrial Arts and Woodworking teacher at the high school for several years. Mrs. PITRE teaches in the Middle School.
The school board reviewed the evaluations of the following teachers and voted to rehire them for the 1999-2000 school year. Teachers rehired: Suzanne BIRDWELL, William COMSTOCK, Charles CURL, Pam FERGUSON, Ted HARP, Adrian HORSECHIEF, Myra MCCURRY, Don MILLER, Kristen MITCHELL, Peggy MITTASCH, Donna RIEMER, Linda SCOTT, Kim VASSAR, Tracy BURNETT, Vyrla Dean CARR, Cindy CARTMELL, Joyce CHEATHAM, Jim DAILEY, Janice HARP, Glenda LOCKWOOD, Rod MACKEY, Linda MAJORS, Robin REECE, Cheryl RYAN, Kynda SMITH, Janice SMITH, Verna CULVER, Diana MADRON, Joanne SCOTT, Carol CLYMER, Julie CREAGER, Ann SEELIGER, Beth FOSTER, Donna VIGIL, Angela KENADA, Martha HUGHES, Gail GAZIN, Kay LEGRAND, Linda REIMER, Kari NELSON, Mary COPELAND, Larry MCCALL, Este EUBANKS, Jackie NUNGESTER, Paul NICOLET, Cristy GOSSET, Suzanne ZWEIACKER, Ruthie DRAKE, Marcia PALMATARY, Stephanie THORNBURG and Chan RAY.

Alfred MAJORS has filed for the office of City Treasurer. Frank REED, City Council member from Pawnee's Ward 2, is asking re-election. Alford MAJORS seeking City Treasurer Job. Vote Felix STREET, Commissioner. Re-elect Darlene WOODWARD, City Clerk. Vote Annetta Kelley FRANKS for City Clerk...a new face for a new millennium. Elect Mike WATERS - City Marshall.

Photo - Skedee Valley School and students around 1906-08, included only one male student, Earl REESE, and his sister, Ruby, is standing near him. In the second row from left: Marie WALENCIAK, Margery HILL, Gladys MACK and Pearl REESE. Back row from left, Tura REESE, Grace ARMSTRONG, Ida WALENCIAK, Teacher Nora RIDDLE, Nellie HILL and Opal REESE.
The school house was located about 3 miles North of Pawnee, on what is now the golf course. It is Pawnee County School District 25 and was on old SH18. In 1898 it was moved to the corner of the former John MCCASKEY farm and was rebuilt in 1934 to comply with state fire rules. It remained there until the Pawnee city lake was built. At that time, it was sold to Merle JOHNSTON, who moved it to a farm south of Pawnee and was used as his family home. H.J. PINKERTON, Pawnee businessman/historian, attended the school as a youth and said that Margery HILL told him many details of the building before he was a student there. The photo was loaned by Beulah HILL LAYTON.


March 10, 1999

Marriages:
Don PADGETT, 43, and Corene THOMISON, 36, both of Cleveland.
Mickie Don MURRAY, 30, and Tammy Leigh PORTER, 35, both of Glencoe.
Bobby Dean BOND, 23, and Terra Lynette VLOEDMAN, 16, both of Pawnee.

Divorces:
Brian Scott CLEMISHIRE vs. Stacy Dawn CLEMISHIRE.
James A. POLM vs. Mary C. POLM.
Franklin EDDY vs. Robyn EDDY.
Pamela Jeanne DAUGHERTY vs. Kenneth Wayne DAUGHERTY.
Shawn C. STOCUM vs. Laura Christine STOCUM.
Charlie WRIGHT vs. Danielle WRIGHT.

Ethel M. (BOWLING) HODGES, 86, passed away in Pawnee on Thursday, March 4, 1999, and funeral services were held here Saturday. She was born at Greenup, Oklahoma, on February 18, 1913, to Perry Lyon BOWLING and Sara Alice (HOPSON) BOWLING.
Ethel married John William HODGES at Covington, Oklahoma on May 14, 1933 and he preceded her in death on June 19, 1987. They moved to Pawnee from Lucien, Oklahoma, in 1947 where they farmed. As a homemaker, she enjoyed raising turkeys, picking blackberries and cooking.
Surviving are 3 daughters and a son, 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. Also surviving are 2 sisters and 3 brothers. Besides her husband, John, she was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church of Pawnee at 11 a.. on Saturday, March 6, 1999, with the pastor, the Rev. Tom Scott officiating and Ethel's grandson, the Rev. Joe Hodges also officiating. Burial followed at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Dick MCGUINN Services Pend
Richard M. (Dick) McGuinn, long-time Hallet resident, passed away in the Stillwater hospital on Monday, March 8, after a long illness. Memorial services pend with the Chapman-Black Funeral Home in Cleveland. A complete obituary will appear in next week's issue.
Erbie D. (DENNEY) FOWLER, 91, passed away in Perry, Oklahoma on Monday, March 8, 1999, and funeral services will be held here tomorrow, Thursday.
She was born on June 22, 1907 at Burkesville, Cumberland County, Kentucky, to Matthew M. Denney and Mattie Lue (SHELLEY) Denney. They moved to Shamrock, Oklahoma in 1914.
She married Arthur D. Fowler at Pawnee on April 24, 1926. In 1937 they moved to a farm near Morrison. Mr. Fowler passed away on December 14, 1979 and she moved to Perry, where she has lived since.
She was a member of the First Christian Curch of Perry where she taught Sunday School classes for years. She also served as a Pink Lady at the St. Joseph Hospital in Ponca City at one time, and enjoyed bird watching.
Mrs. Fowler is survived by 2 grandchildren, plus 2 great-grandchildren, a half brother, and a half sister. Besides her husband, Arthur, she was preceded by her parents, a daughter, Shirley, and 2 sisters - Agnes Box and Opal Gemmell.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, March 11, 1999, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel in Pawnee with the Rev. Neil Peek of the Word Generation Church of Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Photo)

Edward "Eddie" A. DANIELS, 70, passed away in Tulsa on Wednesday, March 3, 1999 and funeral services were held in Fairfax, Friday and Saturday. Born in Fairfax on November 1928, to Anthony Lee and Rose Mary (COX) Daniels, he was a proud fullblood member of the Osage Tribe.
He graduated from Fairfax High Schook in 1946, then he attended Haskell College for a year and Northern Oklahoma College for a year.
He and Marguerita "Sissy" BLACKBIRD were married on December 24, 1946, in Salina, Kansas and they made their home in Fairfax. He was director of the Federal Programs Housing Improvement, an avid sportsman, he enjoyed fishing and golf.
Surviving is a daughter and a brother, 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Sissy, on September 13, 1997, plus 2 brothers: Marvin LeRoy Daniels and Joe Daniels.
Eddie was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Kah Wah C Country Club.
Rosary was held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 5, at the Cecilia Health home. Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 6, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Ken Lewis officiating. Interment followed in the Fairfax Cemetery under direction of the Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home.

Kathleen (CAVE) RUNNELLS, 94, former Pawnee teacher, passed away on February 21, 1999, at a Longview, Washington care center, and funeral services were held in Longview on February 26.
She was born on November 6, 1904 in London, England to Bertram and Anie CAVE and immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of 3. The family lived in North Dakota, Nebraska and Oklahoma where her father, a Methodist Episcopal minister, served at various churches. She attended public schools in Nebraska and Oklahoma and earned bachelor's and master's degrees at Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma.
She taught English and American Literature in Pawnee and Broken Arrow public schools in Oklahoma, and later became a librarian. While teaching in Pawnee, she met Alfred Runnells, school bandmaster and music teacher, and they were married in 1938.
They moved to Longview in 1992. She grew many beautiful plants, including African violets, enjoyed reading and was known for her generosity.
Survivors include her husband, Al, of Longview, 2 nieces and a nephew. The funeral service was held on Friday, February 26, in Longview with the Rev. Harland Gilliland officiating, followed by private vault interment at the Longview Memorial Park, under directions of the Steele Chapel.

Charles Raymond COLCLAZIER, 69, passed away at his home in Pawnee on Tuesday, March 3, 1998, and funeral services were held in Maramec, Friday morning.
He was born on September 16, 1929 in Pawnee to Charles A. Colclazier and Nellie (TENSFIELD) Colclazier and grew up on a farm east of Pawnee and north of Maramec. He attended a 1-room school house through the 8th grade then attended and graduated from Pawnee High School in 1949.
He was drafted into the United States Army in 1950 and served 2 years, attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class with the 101st Airborn. Part of his duty included the nuclear test in Nevada.
In 1952 he married Janie Mae COATS in Tulsa. She preceded him in death on January 29, 1997. They made their home in Tulsa, where he worked for McDonald Douglas. They moved to Pawnee in 1955, where he built a stone home on Beck Drive and in 1956 their only child, Kelly, was born. Charley continued to work for McDonald Douglas until 1959, when he quit and went into the construction business, retiring in 1992. He was elected to and served on the Pawnee City Council. Charley enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially noodling and visiting.
Surviving is the son, 2 grandchildren, and an aunt. Besides his wife, Janie, he was preceded in death by his parents, and 3 brothers: Cecil, Melvin, and Everett.
The Rev. Larry Adams officiated at the graveside service at Maramec's IOOF Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 5, 1999. Arrangements were handled by the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee. (Photo)

Thank You - HODGES
The family of Ethel HODGES would like to thank the people of the Pawnee community for the flowers and memorial gifts given in honor of our loved one. Also, we would like to thank the ladies of the Pawnee First Christian Church for the delicious meal served to the family. Our thanks also go to Poteet Funeral Home and the Rev. Tom Scott, for his words of comfort and service in our time of sorrow. The family of Ethel HODGES

Rebecca MALONE To Marry Richard GUNKEL, March 20
Lesley and Patricia MALONE of Pawnee are announcing the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Sue, to Richard Leroy GUNKEL of Coyle.
The wedding is to be the event of March 20, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at A New Beginning Wedding Chapel, 4701 South Union, Tulsa. The bride-elect is a graduate of Pawnee High School and received a BA degree in Psychology from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.
he future bridegroom is an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper.
An open invitation is extended to family and friends to attend the ceremony. (Photo)

Rebecca CASPER - Robert DAY To Exchange Vows April 17th
David M. and Alida Casper, Lindsborg, Kansas, are anouncing the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Joy, to Robert DaWayne Day, son of Billie and Leland BURGESS of Mannford, and Bob and Janice DAY of Maramec.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of Smoky Valley High School in Lindsborg and attended Johnson County Community College. She is currently employed as a visual merchandiser with Dillard's in Tulsa.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Pawnee High School and is employed as a driver by United Parcel Service in Tulsa.
The couple will exchange vows April 17, 1999 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Lindsborg, Kansas.
Robert is the grandson of Mary GARTON of Jennings, and Mae STAFFORD of Yale. (Photo)

Indian News:
There will be a Surprise 95th Birthday Dance honoring Hilda Moore HARRIS, March 20 at the Otoe-Missouria Cultural Building.

There will be a birthday prayer meeting for Raymond BUTLER on Saturday, March 13 and dinner on Sunday, March 14, at their residence in Red Rock.

Doris Howell DOTY, daughter of the late Garthea HOWELL, has moved back to Pawnee from Southern California. Doris retired from working with the State of California Mental Health.

Moose MORRIS sponsored a lunch on Thursday for the Repatriatian committee. His sisters, Rowena, Lois, and niece, Roberta SALMON, provided the food.

Blackburn News - By La Rene AKERS

Ted and Jane OSBORN attended Hollis and Wilma Jean ADAMS' 50th wedding anniversary at the Pawnee Christian Church Sunday afternoon.

Bernice STRADER went to Cleveland Wednesday to visit her sistr, Dorothy HALL.

The members of the Methodist Church thank Joann HIGGINS for the 2 lovely bouquets she left at church from her mother's funeral.

Ray BROWN's visitors Sunday afternoon were granddaughter, Sarah HENRY and grandson, Adam HALL, from Cleveland.

Billye and Vickie DENNY visited Vickie's grandmother, Blanche RENFRO, at Fairfax Hospital Wednesday night.

Rosa LEW and Arvilla GRANTHAM's granddaughter, April PHILLIPS, Okmulgee, visited over the weekend. Christiana MALLORY stayed at Grandma's too and visited with cousin, April.

Gladys HAGLE had a wonderful birthday surprise Sunday for dinner. She had many visitors to help her celebrate her big day. The surprise was that they brought the dinner. Those attending were: Jeane Gibson and Brad, Ponca City; Mack and Beverly Carter, Stillwater; Steve and Brandi Womack, Waukomis, David Womack and Sara Slecten, Ada; Lori McCray and Caleb, Stillwater; Bob and Judy Fisher, Rob, Gretchin and Kelsey Fisher, C.J. Kinnon, Cleveland, and Gary Fisher.

The "Skedee Girls" enjoyed meeting at Mary Esther Dicker's home Tuesday. They had lunch at Mae Lillie's. Those atteding were Frankie Funkhouser, Maxine Peckenpaugh and Mildred Hayes, Ponca City; Georgia Huff, Stillwater; Gayle Funkhouser, Mary Esther and Dorothy Tague. They enjoyed talking about the Lord and reviewing former times. They will meet at Frankie's in April.

Skedee News - By Barbara WALKER

Thursday, Juanita VANCE's visitors were her daughter, Louise Eldridge, Leslie Irons, Gina McGowan and children, Nicole and Justin, all of Tulsa; Jr. and Marie Vance of Ralston; Charlie and Emily Rose Edwards, Kyle, Chris and Danny Joe VANCE.

Friday, Earl and Helen COLCLAZIER attended Charley Colclazier's funeral .

Sunday, grandson, Josh Colclazier had lunch with his grandparents. Later grandson, Joe Don and Brittany Colclazier dropped by for a visit.

Wednesday, Linda GARDNER visited her parents, R.B. and Gayle FUNKHOUSER.

Dax and Susan HARSHBARGER and daughters of Cleveland visited his grandmother, Theda Rae HARSHBARGER for the weekend.


March 17, 1999

Marriages:
Richard ALBRIGHT, 20, Hominy; Charla CLANTON, 18, Cleveland.

Divorces:
Shirley Sue HERTEL vs. Patrick F. HERTEL.
Janna Dalynn MITCHELL vs. Mark Lance MITCHELL.

Letha Goldie LOCKWOOD, 93, passed away in a Stillwater nursing home Thursday, March 11, 1999, and funeral services were held in Stillwater, Monday.
The deceased was born on June 9, 1905, in Caddo County Oklahoma, to Martin and Ione POTTER. She was raised in Ripley, Oklahoma and married Dennis LOCKWOOD on March 4, 1925 in Winfield, Kansas. They then lived in the Glencoe area for most of their lives. He preceded her in death on January 19, 1995.
She was the mother of 5 sons and 3 daughters and also leaves 19 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 7 great, great grandchildren for a total of 57 direct descendants. Mrs. Lockwood loved life and enjoyed being with her family and friends, where she was a great story teller, using her wit to spin stories.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and a daughter. She was a member of the Assembly of God. She is also survived by one sister.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 15, 1999 at the Strode Chapel with the Revs. Virgil Calvert and John Elliott officiating. Burial followed in Glencoe's Bethel Cemetery under directions of the Strode Funeral Home of Stillwater. (Photo)

John JAKE, Jr., 79, passed away in Stillwater, Oklahoma on Friday, March 12, 1999, and funeral services were held here Tuesday. He was born in Skedee, Oklahoma on October 9, 1919 to John JAKE, Sr. and Nellie (PIPECHIEF) JAKE. He attended Pawnee Indian School, graduated from Skedee High School and attended Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. He served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII.
Georgia KIPP became his bride on July 21, 1947, and she preceded him in death in 1965. A member of the Skidi and Chaui bands of the Pawnee tribe, he was elected to and served on the Pawnee Indian Business Council in 1991.
He worked at Tinker Field in Oklahoma City and for McDonald Douglas in Tulsa as an aircraft mechanic. Later he worked for General Motors in Kansas City as a mechanic, worked for various construction companies, and retired from Oklahoma State University in the bakery department, and was a resident of Pawnee.
Surviving is a son and 4 daughters, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and 2 daughters, Judy and Holly, and a son, Darryl. He was a member of the Native American Church.
The Rev. Jerry BAKER officiated at the 2 p.m. funeral service on Tuesday, March 16, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel, followed by burial in the Veterans Section of Pawnee's Highland Cemetery. The Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee was in charge of arrangements.

Richard Nells MCGWINN, 79, long time Hallett resident, passed away in Stillwater on Monday, March 8, 1999, and funeral services were held in Cleveland, Saturday.
He was born on June 16, 1919 to Gretchen Sophia (VESPER) MCGUINN and Joseph Calvin MCGUINN. The family moved to Hallet when he was a child and operated a store. His mother was a teacher.
Dick graduated from Hallet High School in 1935 and attended Central State University at Edmond, where he was a member of the Science and Senate Clubs. A chemistry and biology major, his college education was interrupted by World War II. This eventually led to his primary career - the Air Force. Achieving the rank of Major, he was a specialist in radio communications for 22 years. Inducted into the 45th Division in 1940, he had been in the Edmond unit of the National Guard. After his commission in the Signal Corps, he spent many years overseas and the Far East.
Mr. MCGUINN worked with many famous names of aviation history including Eddie Rickover, Chuck Yeager and Al White. He was on duty during the testing of the first atomic bomb in White Sands, New Mexico.
After he returned to Oklahoma, he worked as a Medical Technician in several Pawnee County hospitals, assisted Dr. R.E. HENRY on his veterinary calls and was a toll collector at the Hallett gate on the Cimarron turnpike. In 1985, he married Pat MACKAY at Flagstaff, Arizona.
Dick was more recently listed with the national and local Storyteller groups. He served as a member of the board of the Pawnee County Historical Society of Pawnee and the Heritage Museum of Cleveland. He volunteered at the Pawnee Bill Museum for many years. He was a lifetime member of the 179th Infantry Regiment Association, the 45th Infantry Division Association and the UCO alumni association.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Conley MCGUINN. Memorial services were held on Saturday, March 13, 1999, at 2 p.m. at the Chapman-Black Funeral Home in Cleveland, Oklahoma. Chapman-Black was in charge of arrangements. (Photo)

Kenneth Lawrence ELLINGTON, Sr., 76, passed away in Stillwater on Friday, March 12, 1999 and funeral services were held there, Tuesday.
Mr. ELLINGTON was born in Ponca City on September 19, 1922, to Thomas J. and Pearl (BALLINGER) ELLINGTON and grew up east of Stillwater in the West Point community where he attended school through the 8th grade. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the European Theatre. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Yale and married Clara FORD on November 15, 1945 at Stillwater. She died on November 30, 1946, and he married Fern COOK on November 15, 1947 at Stillwater. He worked for Lovell Brothers Oil Company and ran a farm and later went to work for the City of Stillwater. The family moved to Blackwell in 1956, where he worked for the Zink Smelters. They moved back to Stillwater in 1963, where he worked for the city and the county, retiring from the city in 1987. In his retirement he drove a school bus for the Ripley School system and enjoyed gardening, taking care of his animals, and visiting with friends. He was a member of the Church of God at Ripley.
Surviving is a son and 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, and 5 sisters.
Lynden HOWARD officiated at the 10:30 a.m. funeral service at the Strode Chapel on Tuesday, March 16, 1999. Burial followed in the Lawson Cemetery, near Yale, Oklahoma. The Strode Funeral Home of Stillwater was in charge of arrangements.

Frances FLANAGAN Services Pending
Funeral services are pending for Mr. Frances FLANAGAN, 79, who passed away at Tulsa on Tuesday, March 16, 1999. She was the widow of Lt. Howard FLANAGAN, former commander of the local Highway patrol unit. The Chapman-Black Funeral Home of Cleveland is in charge of arrangements.

Stephanie CRUZAN To Marry Robert LONG on April 10th
Stephanie CRUZAN and Robert LONG, Stillwater, will exchange wedding vows Saturday, April 10, 1999. The Rev. Matt MILES will officiate the ceremony at 1:00 in the Stillwater First Baptist Church.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Steve and Tammy CRUZAN, Stillwater. She is a graduate of Perry High School and is currently employed by Stillwater Designs.
The prospective groom is the son of Bobby and Marcia Long, Stillwater. He is a graduate of Stillwater High School and attended NOC and OSU. He is also employed by Stillwater Designs.
Robert is the grandson of Melvin and Pat GOFF, and Joe Long and the late Ruth Long, all of Pawnee. He is also the great grandson of the late Mattie BEAVER, Pawnee. (Photo)


March 24, 1999

Maxine Moore TREAT, 77, passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 1999 in Stillwater and funeral services for the long-time Glencoe citizen were held in Stillwater, Saturday.
Born on June 18, 1921, to George William and Elva May (FOCHT) MOORE, she attended Glencoe schools and married Clyde Forrest TREAT on December 20, 1941 in Pawnee. He preceded her in death on June 7, 1984.
She was a homemaker, enjoyed her family, traveling, crocheting and ceramics and was a member of the Glencoe Church of Christ and the Floral Valley Extension Club.
She is survived by a son and 4 daughters, 12 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother and 3 sisters, a number of other relatives.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 1999 at the Strode Chapel in Stillwater with the Rev. Jack REEVES officiating. Burial followed in the Glencoe IOOF Cemetery under direction of the Stode Funeral Home.

Ardell Ora "ART" COLLINS, 95, passed away at Perry on Tuesday, March 16, 1999 and funeral services were held here on Friday. He was born at Lela, Oklahoma on December 23, 1903 to Benjamin Franklin Collins and Inez Ellen (PORTER) COLLINS.
Art married Margaret Jessie MARRS in Pawnee in 1976 and he was a member of the Kaw Street Chapel there. He enjoyed farming, gardening, and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, a son and a daughter, 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 2 brothers and a sister. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and 5 brothers.
The Rev. Greg STONE officiated at the funeral services at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 19, 1999, at the Eshelman Memorial Chapel at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery and burial followed at Highland Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Georgia Alice (LYTLE) RICKMAN, 67, Okmulgee, passed away on Thursday, March 11, 1999, and funeral services were held on March 16.
She was born on May 23, 1931, in Maramec to Alfred Leon and Theadosia Earnestine (THOMPSON) LYTLE. She married Perry J. RICKMAN on October 16, 1951 at Newkirk, Oklahoma. While living in Maramec she was an employee of the Pawnee National Bank. At Okmulgee she was a long-time employee of East Central Electric as executive secretary to the manager and had been a long-time employee at the First National Bank there.
Mrs. Rickman was a member of the Southside Baptist Church where she served as pianist and organist. Survivors include her husband, 2 sons, 2 brothers, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Carl LYTLE.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at the Southside Baptist Church of Okmulgee with the Reverends Tim BEAM and Thom DUNCAN officiating. Graveside services followed at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery at 3 p.m. Services were directed by the McClendon Funeral Home of Okmulgee.

Dwight GRUBB services set for Saturday
Funeral services for Dwight L. GRUBB, 70, will be held Saturday, March 27, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at the Maramec Cemetery. He passed away at his home in Pawnee on Tuesday morning.

Dortha Frances (HENDRIX) FLANAGAN, 79, passed away in Tulsa on Tuesday, March 16, 1999, and memorial services were held in Cleveland, Oklahoma on Friday. She was born in Norman, Ok to Charles and Nina Gay (STEPHENSON) HENDRIX on December 2, 1919 and married Howard FLANAGAN on November 22, 1935 at Norman. He was a member of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol for several years and they lived in a number of different towns during his service, including time in Pawnee where he was commander of a troop located here. They moved to Cleveland several years ago and retired there.
She was a homemaker and helped her husband remodel nearly every home they lived in. Following the death of her husband, she moved to the Baptist Retirement Center in Cleveland and was a resident there at the time of her passing.
Surviving are 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, and 6 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held on Friday, March 19, at 4 p.m. at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Cleveland with the Rev. Fr. Ken LEWIS, Rev. George BOSTON and Rev. James TAYLOR officiating.

Jennie Jo (TWEED) JIM, 63, passed away at Edmond on Tuesday, March 16, and funeral services were held in Edmond on Thursday. Born in Oklahoma City on August 19, 1935 to Lawrence and Myrtle TWEED, she married Clifford JIM of Pawnee on April 9, 1954. They met as both were attending Central State College, Edmond.
She earned both her bachelor and masters degrees in Special Education and taught in Oklahoma City schools for years. She also earned her Technician Class license for amateur radio and had her own call letters. Her church was important to her life and she was active in the ladies group and enjoyed the Bible studies, serving wherever she was needed. She had a real interest in Indian ways and enjoyed attending intertribal dances and watching a grandson dance.
Surving is her husband and a grandson of the home, plus 4 children, 8 grandchildren, one great grandchild, and a brother.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 18, at 2 p.m. at the Edmond Road Baptist Church with the Rev. J.P. MANDRINO officiating. Interment followed in the Gracelawn Cememtery at Edmond.

Howard Phillip GONZALES, 47, passed away at Tulsa on Tuesday, March 23, 1999, and funeral services will be held here Friday.
Born in Pawnee on March 29, 1951 to Howard and Sadie (MOORE) GONZALES, he was a lifetime resident of Pawnee and never married.
Howard was a licensed heavy equipment operator, worked in the oil fields, for the Pawnee tribe, did plumbing and carpentry and enjoyed working on cars. His hobby was his Harley motorcycle.
Surviving is is mother, 4 siststers and a brother. He was preceded in death by his father, a sister, Susan E. GONZALES; grandparents, Irene and Manuel KNIFECHIEF and Dolly and Colonel MOORE. He was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 1999 at the Pawnee Tribal Roundhouse, followed by burial in the North Indian Cemetery. The Poteet Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Paul David CALLANAN, 43, passed away at his home in Pawnee on Tuesday, March 16, 1999, after a lengthy illness, and funeral services were held here Saturday.
He was born at Tulare, California on March 19, 1955 to Joseph Anthony CALLANAN and Virginia Forrest (MARTIN) CALLANAN and was a fire captain for the State of California Department of Forestry, a volunteer fireman for the Tulare Fire Department, and an EMT for Tulare County.
Paul married Patricia Gail PRINE at a candlelight ceremony at Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 4, 1993.
They moved to Cushing when his health failed, then asked special permission to live at Lake Pawnee in his camper, which was allowed. Pawnee became their home on March 8, 1997.
He was a member of the Pixley and Pawnee Lions Clubs and was affiliated with the Restoration Fellowship Church of God.
Surviving is his wife, 2 sons and 5 daughters. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pastor Jerry KRUCKENBERG officiated at the 10:30 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, March 20, 1999, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel, followed by burial in Pawnee's Highland Cemetery. The Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee was in charge of arrangements.

Eula NEFF SPARKS, 76, former Pawnee area citizen, died on Friday, March 12, 1999 at Edmond and funeral services were held there Wednesday. Born March 22, 1922 on a farm near Hunter, Oklahoma, to Jess and Blanche FUTHEY, she was reared in the Hunter and Billings area.
She married Donald C. NEFF of Hunter on November 8, 1938 and they farmed and lived in the Hunter community until moving to a Pawnee ranch. She and her husband were also home builders in the Stillwater area for several years. He preceded her in death in 1979.
She and Ralph SPARKS were married in Edmond on May 22, 1987, where they continued to reside until her death. Survivors include 2 sons, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at the Baggerly Funeral Chapel in Edmond, followed by interment in a Hunter cemetery at 3 p.m. that day

Thank you - Family of John JAKE
Our heartfelt thanks to all who extended comforting sympathy and help in our recent sorrow. For the beautiful service, floral offerings, and other kindnesses, we are deeply grateful.

Thank you - Family of Jennie Jo JIM
The family of Jennie Jo JIM wishes to thank all of our Pawnee relatives and friends for their love and acts of kindness during the loss of our Wife, Mother, Aunt, and Grandma. Whether you called, sent a card or flowers, traveled to Edmond to attend her funeral, or remembered us in your prayers, your kindness did not go unnoticed.
A special Thank You to Brother Duane PRATT and Brother Warren PRATT, Jr., for the uplifiting words spoken and the beautiful songs sung. We are truly blessed. May our Lord and Savior bless each one of you as well.

Marriage/Divorces:

Marriages: Alan James CAMPBELL, 49, and Cordelia V. LAYES, 48, both of Pawnee.
Wilson FIELDS, Jr., 24, and Shelia CARMACK, 22, both of Cleveland.
Darren MILLS, 27, and Ladona LUCAS, 29, both of Jennings.

Divorces - NONE -

ROBINSON family holds reunion, memorial gift is given to library
Members of the ROBINSON family met March 7, at the Pawnee Grade School Cafetorium for a reunion. Over 100 descendants of Keller and Iva D. ROBINSON were in attendance. To honor the memory of Arthur G. ROBINSON, donations were made to the Pawnee Public Library Building Fund. Jack and Barbara ROBINSON of Tecumseh presenta a plaque and a collection of Louis L'Amour novels to librarian Kathy BARNES.
Jackie ROBINSON DARRAH, of Tulsa, told of her many visits to the library as a young girl and how much it meant to have to have access to books. Barbara ROBINSON related her gratitude for the library, "Moving into a new area in 1950 was a real adjustment...the first time I'd never had a daily paper to read and easy access to books. It was a lifesaver to find the library in the basement of the courthouse."

Laurie NEWTON to become bride of Ryan MITTASCH, May 15
Laurie Renee NEWTON and Ryan Lyn MITTASCH, both of Pawnee, are announcing their engagement and approacing marriage. The couple will exchange vows May 15, 1999 in a 3:00 p.m. ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Stillwater. The Rev. Tom SCOTT of Pawnee will preside.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Deborah NEWTON of Stillwater, and the granddaughter of Jim and Charlene DIXON of Miami. The prospective groom is the son of Kenneth and Peggy MITTASCH of Pawnee, and the grandson of Grover and Flossie MITTASCH of Perry.


March 31, 1999

VAN DYKE
Roberta VAN DYKE, 86, passed away on Friday morning, March 19, 1999, in Cushing, and funeral services were held at Carney, Oklahoma on Mar2.
The daughter of Ella Bella ANDERSON, she was born on July 10, 1912 in Troy, Pennsylvania, and was reared and educated in the Troy area.
She married Richard M. PARKER and they had 3 daughters and a son. Mr. PARKER preceded her in death. On March 22, 1943, she was united in marriage to George W. VAN DYKE in Ithica, New York, and 3 daughters and 2 sons were born to this union. Mr. VAN DYKE preceded her in death on September 11, 1968.
Surviving are 5 daughters and 2 sons, plus 23 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren, for a total of 49 direct descendants. In addition to her mother and 2 husbands, Roberta was preceded in death by a son, Wilmont (Billy) PARKER and a daughter, Martha JONES.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 22, 1999, at 3 p.m. in the Carney, Oklahoma Cemetery under direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Cushing.

LENTZ
Chester Lee LENTZ, 40, passed away at Maramec, Oklahoma on Friday, March 26, 1999 and funeral services were held in Pawnee today.
Lee was born on January 24, 1959, in Fairfax, Oklahoma to Chester Ronald LENTZ and Vida Grace (CANNON) LENTZ, and was a long-time resident of the Maramec area. He graduated from Pawnee High School in 1977.
He worked in the oilfields and raised cattle at his home in Maramec, where he lived with and cared for his mother.
Surving is his mother and 2 sisters, plus 5 nieces and nephews, and a number of other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father.
The Rev Larry ADAMS officiated at the 2 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel in Pawnee, followed by burial in the Lawson Cemetery near Maramec. The Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee was in charge of arrangements.

GRUBB

Dwight Leon GRUBB, 70, passed away at his home in Pawnee on Tuesday, March 23, 1999, and funeral services were held here Saturday.
He was born in Maramec, Oklahoma on October 27, 1928 to Melvin GRUBB and Alta (DUFF) GRUBB. He attended schools in various places including Ralston, and graduated from high school in Ponca City in 1947. His father was a school administrator. He also attended college at Northern Oklahoma Junior College at Tonkawa.
Dwight joined the U.S. Air Force and served for 6 years including service in Alaska, leaving the service as a Staff Sergeant. He married Monee BURKHALTER at Ponca City on March 16, 197.
He then went to work for Boeing Aircraft Company in Seattle, Washington where he worked for 37 1/2 years as a flight line mechanic on B47s, B2s, 727s, 737, 747s and 767 planes and worked on the first stage of the Saturn Vrocket for NASA. He also helped to build the expensive private plane for the King of Saudi Arabia.
As a young man, Dwight was a pilot and his love of aircraft remained with him. He also enjoyed camping out, watching football games and being a member of the Pawnee Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Eagle Scouts and the First Christian Church, both in Ponca City.
He retired in April of 1991 and they moved to Pawnee in June of that year, and have lived here since. Survivors include his wife, 3 daughters, 4 grandsons and a granddaughter, his mother, and a sister. He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin GRUBB.
The Rev. Tom Scott officiated at the 2 p.m. funeral service on Saturday, March 27, 1999 at the Poteet Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in the IOOF cemetery near Maramec, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

BALES
Bobbie BALES, 82, passed away in the Pawnee Municipal Hospital on Monday, March 29, 1999, and funeral services will be held in Morrison on Thursday.
She was born on May 25, 1916, at Butler, Oklahoma to William and Nellie (BARTH) STEWART. On July 17, 1933, she married Henry J. "Hank" BALES at Putnam, Oklahoma and he preceded her in death in 1994 after 61 years of marriage.
A long-time Morrison resident, she was head cook at the Morrison Public Schools for 28 years and was a member of the Morrison Community Development Association and the United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter and 3 sons, 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and 3 step great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son and a brother.
The Revs William CHACE and George CHAMBERS will officiate at the 2 p.m. funeral service on Thursday, April 1, 1999, at the Morrison United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Morrison Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Brown-Sisson Funeral Home of Perry.

SCHMITT
Sarah Ellen SCHMITT, 97, passed away at Tulsa on Tuesday, March 23, 1999, and funeral services were held at Mulhall, Oklahoma on Friday.
She was born on April 1, 1901 at Mulhall, Logan County, Oklahoma Territory, to Willard Ira MAYFIELD and Mary Ann (Blakesley) MAYFIELD and married Martinus Andrew SCHMITT on May 21, 1929, at Perry, Oklahoma. They moved to Pawnee County from Logan County in 1933 and have lived here since.
Mrs. SCHMITT taught at country schools in Logan, Osage, and Pawnee Counties on a Life Teacher's Certificate until 1955, when she earned her BS degree in Education from Central State Teacher's College in Edmond.
She taught in Logan and Osage Counties from 1920 - 1933, then at Star-A-Star south of Pawnee from 1942 to 1956; Victor school east of Masham from 1956 - 1960 and at Union Valley School from 1960 - 1966, when she retired after teaching for over 46 years. She also served as a community correspondent for the Pawnee CHIEF at one time and was a 4-H leader from 1943 to 1966.
She is survived by her husband, 2 daughters, 8 grandchildren, plus a number of other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Mary Emma, and grandchild, Michael KELLY, and 2 sisters: Bell LIVINGSTON and Rosetta JENNINGS.
The Rev. James EUBANKS officiated at the 10:30 a.m. graveside service at the Roselawn Cemetery near Mulhall, Oklahoma on Friday, March 26, 1999. Arrangements were handled by the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

GREEN
John Steven GREEN, 45, formerly of Pawnee, passed away in Tulsa on Tuesday, March 26, 1999 and funeral services were held in Tulsa on Wednesday.
He was born in Pawnee on July 3, 1953, to John and Maudie GREEN and attended elementary school in Pawnee. Later his mother and family moved to Tulsa, where he attended junior high, then graduated from the Job Corps, with a trade in baking and cooking.
On March 29, 1976 he married Carletha WAYNE and they had 3 children. All survive him at Tulsa plus 5 grandchildren. Also surviving is his mother of Tulsa and father of Pawnee; 4 isters, and a number of other relatives.
He accepted Christ on March 25, 1999. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at the Northside Christ Gospel Church in Tulsa with the Rev. John W. ANDERSON officiating.

SPILLER
George F. SPILLER, 70, died on Tuesday, March 30 at Big Spring, Texas and services will be held there Thursday, with burial in Pawnee, Saturday.
He was born May 2, 1928 in Pawnee County and married Nettie Helen MILLS on Septemer 25, 1948 in Pawnee. Besides Pawnee, he lived in Colorado City, Texas and Snder, Texas before moving to Big Spring in 1964. He worked in the oil field, owned a trucking company, and was an independent oil producter until retiring in 1987.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in the United States Air Corps.
Surviving is his wife, plus a son, 3 daughters, 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, at his home church. Graveside services will be held at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 3. 1999.

GRUBB Thank You
The family of Dwight GRUBB would like to express thanks to our many friends for their acts of kindness, prayers, phone calls, food, cards and flowers during our time of sorrow.
A special thanks to Dr. RIEMER and Dr. SONANSCIEN for the special care given to Dwight during his illness. Also, to the Christian Church ladies for preparing and serving the wonderful meal.
The friendship and love in a small town is wonderful. Pawnee is a great town to live in. Thanks again.

SCHMITT Thank You
The family of Ellen SCHMITT wishes to thank our relatives and friends for their love and acts of kindness during the loss of our wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and teacher. Whether you called, sent a card or flowers, brought food, attended the funeral or remembered us in your prayers, your kindness did not go unnoticed.
A special thank you to Art STOKES for transporting Dad to see Mother at her final rest. A special thanks to Meals on Wheels for all their service and kindness over the years.
Also special thanks goes to the Pawnee Hospital, Dr. Ed CLYMER and staff, and to Hillcrest Medical Cener in Tulsa for their care.
We are also very appreciative to Poteet Funeral Home for their kindness, and to the Rev. James EUBANKS for his uplifiting words.

GONZALES Thank You
To all of Howard's best friends and his good friends at the Mint, the Pawnee Tribe, and his many friends and relatives a heartfelt thank you. You were with us in spirit and body during the hard time we faced in dealing with Howard's untimely death.
Thank you for coming to be with us at the hospital, at Poteet's and the Round House to sit up with Howard all night as is our custom. Thank you for the comforting words you said and yet expressing your own sadness too. You gave us money, sent cards and flowers, and called us. Your brought food and the other items and kept offering your help to us.
Your generosity and courage overwhelmed all of our feamily and can we forget that, it has meant the world to us. Howard is now resting and is at peace and has a hope of everylasting.

The family of Howard Phillip GONZALES

Marriages, Divorces:

Marriages:
Kyle D. DEATHERAGE, 30, and Lori Ann DEATHRAGE, 36, both of Cleveland.
Lawrence James MITCHELL, 25, and Anglia Kim COMBS, 21, both of Tulsa.

Divorces:
Deborah Ann HORTON vs. Victor Carl HORTON.
Lisa Gayle PETERS vs. Mark Alan PETERS
Sharron WITTENBORN vs. John O. WITTENBORN

Skedee News - By Barbara WALKER
Waylan SCHIEWE is now in Marine Corps Basic Training, 3rd week, in California. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene SCHIEWE of Skedee.
Barbara WALKER spent Friday through Sunday with her children, Ron and family of Moore, Oklahoma and Sheila and Steve of Edmond.
Donn WALKER and her granddaughters, Tasha and Celsea THOMAS visited with her sister, Debbie and Larry COLSON of Slidell, Louisiana. They went to New Orleans several times and had a wonderful time.
Ice cream and cake were enjoyed by Chris and Danny Joe VANCE, Sarah WATERS, Nona and Dale VANCE and Juanita VANCE in honor of Colton WATERS.

Blackburn News - By LaRene AKERS

Friday, Frankie FUNKHOUSER and Billye DENNY papered Billye's house with Lacy PLUMMER's help. They enjoyed a fine time of fellowship.

Rosa LEW and Arvilla GRANTHAM enjoyed their granddaughter's visit Saturday night. April PHILLIPS, Okmulgee and Christina MALLORY always have fun at Grandma's.

Billy DENNY attended the weddinf of Darren MILLS and Ladonna LUCAS Friday night, at the Cross Country Chapel, south of Hallett.

Indian News:

Deepest sympathy to the Howard GONZALES and Clifford JIM families.

Congratulations to Sandra MOORE for placing in the Golden Age category at the Denver Pow Wow. Quite a few of our Pawnees attended the Denver Pow Wow.

Johnny WHITE SHIRT is back home. He's been in the state of Washington visiting his daughter.


April 7, 1999

Marriages - None -

Divorces - Victoria STARRETT vs. David STARRETT

KARRAKER
Edna J. KARRAKER, 82, passed away at Edmond, Oklahoma, on Thursday, April 1, 1999, and funeral services were held there on Monday, followed by burial at Highland Cemetery.
She was born January 31, 1917, at Lela, Oklahoma to David Franklin SHAW and Mary Edna (SHELLADY) SHAW and married Wincer Lincoln KARRAKER on December 5, 1945 at Perry, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on June 10, 1945.
Edna was employed at the Pawnee Elementary School as a cook for over 25 years and enjoyed cooking and sewing. She enjoyed being with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She lived in the Pawnee area until February of 1989, when she moved to the Edmond Disciples Apartments.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pawnee and after moving to Edmond, attended the Waterloo Church of the Nazarene, where she was named the Grandmother of the Year in 1994.
Surviving are a son and daughter, 4 grandsons, 3 great grandchildren, 3 sisters, plus a number of other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three brothers: Oscar, Jesse and Elton SHAW. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 5, 1999, at the Waterloo Church of the Nazarene at Edmond with Pastor Richard DAGES officiated. Burial was in Pawnee's Highland Cemetery at 3 p.m. that afternoon. Arrangements were handled by the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee. (photo)

WRIGHT
Raymond "Ray" Jesse WRIGHT, 82, uncle of several local citizens, passed away Friday, March 19, 1999, in Stillwater. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 23, there.
He was the uncle of Earlene JUSTUS, Wanda WATERS, Connie SMITH, and Bob CAVETT of Pawnee. He was born near Stillwater on January 13, 1917, to Asa and Ida (BANNING) WRIGHT and attended Stillwater schools.
He married Natalie BOX on November 27, 1937 and worked for OSU until retiring in 1980. He and his son raised cattle together for more than 30 years
Survivors include his wife, a son, 3 daughters, 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, and a brother, Owen WRIGHT, Guthrie. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 bothers and 2 sisters.
He was a member of the Sunnybrook Christian Church and funeral services were held there on Tuesday, March 23, with Paul WEECE and Paul ANDERSON officiating. Interment followed in Stillwater's Fairlawn Cemetery under direction of the Strode Funeral Home.

FONTAINE
Shaula DeAnn FONTAINE, infant daughter of Jessie Leon CHRISTIAN and Sherry Kim FONTAINE, passed away in Pawnee on Thursday, April 1, 1999 and funeral services were held Tuesday. She was born in Pawnee on February 1, 1999. Survivors include her parents, 3 sisters and 2 brothers.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 6, 1999 and burial was in the Memory Gardens of Memorial Park at Weatherford, Texas. The Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee was in charge of arrangements.

In Memory of Lee LENTZ January 24, 1959 - March 26, 1999
We would like to thank all our friends and neighbors for their kind and loving words of sympathy, their cards, the many florals, the food, during our time of grief. A heartfelt appreciation to Chan RAY for his solo. We appreciate each and every one!

Kenneth GOODEAGLE To Be Honored With Dance at Pawnee Bill Ranch
Kenneth GOODEAGLE, a Pawnee-Quapaw Native American and one of the last Wild West Show performers employed by Gordon LILLIE during the show and rodeo period of the 1930's will be honored on April 24 with an Honor Dance at the Historic Pawnee Bill Ranch.
GOODEAGLE, 85, performed as a trick rider and bull rider for Lillie, who was known as Pawnee Bill. Goodeagle also participated in dances and other acts involving Native Americans at the historic ranch.
The event will begin at 2 p.m with Gourd Dancing, said Randy LEDFORD, who manages the ranch for the Oklahoma Historical Society. After a break from 5 to 6 p.m. for supper, Gourd Dancing will continue. War Dancing will begin at 7 p.m. and continue until midnight.

Recently Retired - Leroy BRYANT
Recently retired Pawnee County Sheriff, LeRoy BRYANT, holds up one of the cakes that was prepared for his retirement reception which was held in the First National Bank Community Room on Wednesday, March 31. Bryant served 14 years as Pawnee County Sheriff. (Photo)

Dwight WOODRELL Appointed As Pawnee County Sheriff (Photo)


April 14, 1999

Boyd W. PERRY
Boyd W. Perry OHP Cadet at 51st Academy

The Department of Public Safety welcomed 77 cadets to the 51st Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy on Tuesday, March 30, at the Robert R. Lester Training Center, in Oklahoma City. Among the cadets is 1990 Pawnee High School graduate Boyd W. Perry, 27, son of William and Sheila Perry of Pawnee.
Colonel Gary Adams, Chief of the Highway Patrol, said that being accepted to the program is not as easy as it may seem. "We have one of the toughest application processes in the state, and was extremely difficult to select the final 77 applicants," Adams said. "There's no doubt we have strict standards, but it shows us the depth of the individual's perserverance. That's what we like to see in the Highway Patrol, tough standards. We have applicants representing every walk of life from teachers to farm hands to Marines."
The cadets become temporary residents of the training center for the 18-week academy that includes training in traffic and criminal law, self-defense, firearms, emergency vehicle operration, traffic contact, first responder, physical training, breathalyzer and officer relations.
Upon graduation from PHS, Cadet Perry attended Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas and then attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, where he received his B.S. in biology in 1997. He has been employed as greenskeeper at the Stillwater Country Club.

Marriages/Divorces:

Marriages - None -

Divorces: George W. GADDY vs. Patricia L. GADDY
Leigh Ann BROWNELL vs. Dale Robert BROWNELL
Dana K. NUTTLE vs. David G. NUTTLE
Oscar Floyd BOWLINE vs. Debra Louise BOWLINE

Blackburn News - By La Rene AKERS

Bernice STRADER's sisters, Mary POGUE and Dorothy HALL, from Cleveland came to visit this week. Timmy STRADER had his finger crushed while working on his job. It's healing nicely and he'll return to work soon. Walter and Glenda STRADER visited Friday evening.

Mildred MAIN's son, Curtis and Caroline from Fair Oaks, California, arrived Saturday. They will return home on the 19th.

Edwin and Billye DENNY met his brothers and sisters at Joseph's cafe in Drumright to visit with his cousin, John and Nona DENNY from Seattle, Washington Saturday night. Those attending were: Bill and Mary An Denny, Pawnee; Sylvia Kennedy, Karen Sue Marshall, Debbie Kennedy and Jo Ann Wise, Oilton; Bud and Jeneva Spencer and Eldon Denny, Glencoe; Cathy Mills, Jennings; Iva Jean Butler, Silver City and Diane and Dennis Walker, Pawnee.

HIGGINS
Friday afternoon Pawnee Bill's Pavilion was the setting for a family get-together to welcome Joe and Kimberly Higgins from Arizona, home for a few days and also help Jayleen Higgins and Kimberly celebrate their birthdays. There was lots of food, fellowship and laughter. Those attemdomg" Joe Parker and Deloris Higgins, Blackburn; Kim Moroney and Matt Meyerdirk, Kingfisher; La Rene Akers, Skedee; Daisy Bernet, Ralston; Joe, Debbie, J.C. and Jayleen Higgins, Skedde; Joe and Kimberly Higgins, Phoenix, Arizona; Stacy Rowton, Pawnee; Jerry and Jan Skidgel, Pawnee; Jr. and Lois Skidgel, Pawnee; Marcie and Ralph Ellis, Maramec; Juanelle Morris, Fairfax; Kathy and Ryan Widney, Gaile Torres, Sapulpa; and Kelley, Joe and Garrett Gappa, Oklahoma City. What a wonderful blessing it is when friends and family can get together in love, joy and peace.

Holly McCormick, daughter of Mitch and Brenda McCormick, won 2nd place in a drawing contest for the Cleveland Police Department. She won $5.00

Girls Skedee School Reunion:
Thursday, the girls who attended the Skedee school had their reunion at Click's Steakhouse in Pawnee. After a lovely dinner, they retired to Frankie Funkhouser's home for prayer and fellowship. Those attending were Frankie, Dorothy Tague, Gayle Funkhouser, Maxine Peckenpaugh, Ponca City, and Georgia Huff, Stillwater.

Indian News:

Ida KNIFECHIEF would like to thank everyone who helped her enjoy her 16th birthday. Especially her Grandma Barbara SPEICHER and Grandpa Don SPEICHER.

Theodore MORGAN made a week long business trip to St. Louis, Missouri; Omaha, Nebraska; and Sioux City, Iowa last week and returned home Tuesday.

Skedee News - By Barbara Walker

Hazel BELL's weekend guests were her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. George VILLERS of Bowie, Texas.
Also, her daughter, Donna Pat CHADWELL and Bob of Burbank, and Jr. Bell.

Lillie BOWMAN of Stillwater spent Easter weekend with sister, Juanita Vance. They traveled to Ponca City to visit their sister, Minnie Burk and returned home Wednesday.

Floyd and Barbara WALKER's guest for the weekend was their son, Ron WALKER, of Moore. He came for the great turkey hunt, and was outgunned by his dad.

COYLE
Mary Ellen (LEMERT) COYLE, passed away in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, April 13, 1999, which was ten days before her 75th birthday. Memorial services will be held on April 24. She was born in Pawnee on April 23, 1924, to Louis and Lulu LEMERT and graduated from Pawnee High School in 1941. She then earned various degrees before earning her PhD.
She was a reading specialist teacher for the Oklahoma City schools. Mary Ellen was married to schoolmate Edward James COYLE, III. He preceded her in death on February 3, 1999. Survivors include a daughter and a son, 4 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 pm. on Saturday, April 24, 1999, at the Northwest Christian Church in Oklahoma City, where she was a long-time member. The Cremation Society of Oklahoma City is handling arrangements.

PORTER
Elmer Lewis PORTER, 97, passed away in Stillwater on Thursday, April 8, 1999, leaving 82 direct descendants. Funeral services were held there on Monday. Born at Pawnee on May 27, 1901 to James Alonzo Porter and Rosie Porter, he started school in Pawnee. The family moved to Payne county and he attended Shilo school.
He married May HUGHES on December 23, 1922 and she preceded him in death. In addition to farming, he was a bridge foreman for Payne county for 10 years. He enjoyed baseball and was a member of the Hunter's Horn Club in Tulsa.
He is survived by 8 daughters, 5 sons, 31 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
The Rev. Gary Strickland officiated at the 2 p.m. funeral services at the Strode Chapel in Stillwater, on Monday, April 12, 1999 follwed by burial in the Morrison, Oklahoma cemetery under direction of the Strode Funeral Home of Stillwater.

CONYERS
Mary Lilliam (MCCOLLUM) CONYERS, 86, passed away Friday, April 9, 1999 at Monett, Missouri and burial will be in Pawnee on Thursday. She was the daughter of James A. and Lillian McCollum, born October 12, 1912 in Pawnee. She graduated from Pawnee High School in 1929, then graduated from Stephans College, Oklahoma State and earned a masters degree from Oklahoma University in psychology and couseling. She taught at Cushing, Oklahoma High School and became a counselor at Stephans prior to her marriage to Clarence E. "Ike" TOP in 1939. He preceded her in death in 1964.
They lived in Tulsa for a short time before moving to Albuquerque, NM in 1944 where they owned and operated the C.T. Top company, a building specialty and accoustical contracting business. Mary was active in the Methodist church and served as president of the Alburquerque Country Club Ladies Golf Association, as president of City Panhellenic and was a member of the board of diretos of the Southwest Women's Golf Association and as precinct chairman for the Republican party. She served as Province President for the Phi Beta Phi national sorority and obtained the charter for the chapter at the University of New Mexico.
At the time of Mr. Top's death in 1964, both were employed by Texas Rockwell in Temple/Belton, Texas. On April 22, 1968 she married Jennings H. CONYERS, whom she had known in Pawnee since childhood. They have lived in Monett since their marriage. There she was active in the collective arts, in various civic and youth programs and was a member of the Methodist church and actively promoted Cottey college. Her memberships included national organizations of Phi Beta Phi, PEO, Psi Chi, Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Xi.
She is survived by her husband, a son and a daughter, 2 sisters, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Her remains have been cremated and interment will be in the family plot in Pawnee's Highland Cemetery, after a brief memorial service in the Eshelman Memorial Chapel at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 15. Memorials may be made to any youth programs sponsoring good citizenship or creativity in the realm of arts or science of the charity of one's choice.

WILSON
Danny Lee WILSON, 27, passed away in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday April 7, 1999 and funeral services were held in Dallas Saturday. Born in Pawnee on December 30, 1971, to Thurman and Raye WILSON, he married Dora FLORES and they made their home in Dallas.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, his parents, a sister and a grandmother. He was buried at the Calvary Hill Cemetery at Dallas, on Saturday morning, April 10, 1999.

BARRETT - SKOW
Donna Barrett - Douglas Skow Will Exchange Vows May 8
Eugene and Delcie BARRETT of Pawnee are announcing the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Donna Jo, to Douglas Eric SKOW. Doug is the son of Shirley and the late Robert Skow, and grandson of Mrs. Russel Crane of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
The bride-to-be graduated fron Pawnee High School in 1982, and received her BS in education in 1987, and a master's degree in biochemistry in 1995. She currently works as a research chemist for a pharmaceutical company in Waltham, Mass.
The prospective groom graduated from Shrewsbury High School in 1983 and received an associate degree in electrical engineering technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1986. He is currently working toward a degree in computer technology.
The couple will exchange wedding vows, May 8, 1999 in Strand Chapel, Pilgrim's Pines Conference Center, West Swanzey, New Hampshire. Following a wedding trip to St. Lucia Island, they will make their home in Shrewsbury, Mass.

BLOCKER - WARNOCK
Katina BLOCKER Will Marry Kenneth WARNOCK May 8
Katina BLOCKER and Kenneth WARNOCK, both of Perkins, are announcing their engagement and approaching marriage.
Katina is the daughter of DeWayne and Pat Blocker of Wellston and Jon & Beatrice Bubke of Perkins. She is the granddaughter of Gene and Christine Murray, Perkins; and Mildred Graham, Perry. Her great-grandmothers are Katie Melvin, Cushing; and Betha Beier, Perry.
Kenneth is the son of Diann Warnock and Pat McCray, Pawnee, and Ken Warnock, Skedee. He is the grandson of Lee and Bonnie Brown, Pawnee; and Jim and Alice Warnock.
The couple will exchange wedding vows May 8, 1999 in a 3:00 p.m. ceremony at Taylorsville, Payne county. The Rev. Tom Scott of the First Christian Church in Pawnee will officiate.

John H. GREEN Family
We, the Green Family, appreciate the prayers, kind words, card, food and love shown during the loss of our loved one, John Steven GREEN. A special thanks to Rev. Jones and the members of the Church of God and Christ for the use of their lunchroom.
Also a special thank you to the Pawnee Churches, Mt. Zion of Stillwater, Northside Christ Gospel of Tulsa, First National Bank of Pawnee, and the ladies who helped and served the dinner. If there is anyone that we have missed, we are so sorry, but we thank you for your support.

COLCLAZIER
Lisa M. COLCLAZIER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly COLCLAZIER, of Pawnee was named to the Dean's List for academic achievement for the fall 1998 semester at Wasthington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Miss Colclazier is a graduate of the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics.

BUCHANAN
Molly Buchanan has been awarded the Agricultural Economics Faculty and Alumni scholarship from the Agricultural Economics Department of Oklahoma State University.
Molly is a junior at OSU enrolled in Agricultural Economics/Accounting. She is active in tutoring for University Academic Services for student athletes, and is Vice President of the fourth floor of Wilhelm North. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Spears of Pawnee.

Mike JOHNSON
Mike Johnson, OSU ROTC Cadet, To Participate In Re-enactment of Bataan Death March - April 18
After 3 months of rigorous training, 8 Oklahoma State University ROTC cadets have qualified to participate in the re-enactment of the Bataan Death March.
On April 9, 1942, American and Filipino soldiers, fatigued and outnumbered, surrendered to the Japanise army. The forced 60-mile march claimed the lives of nearly 10,000 men.
For the past decade, this gruesome moment in history has been commemorated by the Bataan Roadmarch, a 25-mile hike through desert terrain in White Sands, New Mexico. The OSU students, along with cadets from every branch of service and corner of the world will take part in this event on Sunday, April 18.
Cadets must endure miles of desert terrain, hot temperatures, and dehydrating conditions. Determination and concentration are 2 qualities cadets must possess throughout the march.
Michael Johnson, of Pawnee, the only freshman on the team, said it was an honor to represent his class and finish with the team. He also stated that he was proud to be a representative for all of the Pawnee veterans of World War II, especially his grandfather, Mr. Charles COX, of Pawnee.


April 21, 1999

Kenneth GOODEAGLE
Friends from across the countryside are expected in Pawnee on Saturday to honor Kenneth GoodEagle, probably the last of the cast of the orginial Pawnee Bill Wild West Show. Many members of various tribes say that they will be here to honor GoodEagle.
Saturday, April 24, is set aside as a special day at the ranch and the public is welcome to the celebration. Gourd dancing begins at 2 p.m., supper is 5 to 6 and war dancing will be held from 7 to 12 p.m.

Dr. Jim RIEMER
To be inducted as State President of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association will be Pawnee's Dr. Jim RIEMER. A native of Pawnee and family physician for 23 years, hye is scheduled to become president of the association at their 99th annual convention at Shangri La on April 22-25.
Dr. Riemer has served on the Board of Directors of the OOA for several years and has chaired several committees. He will be inducted at a black tie ceremony Saturday night during a banquet attended by 500 doctors and their guests.
His father, the late Dr. P.R. Riemer, served as president of the large association several years ago. Appearing and performing at the D.O.'s convention will be Wayne Spears as Pawnee Bill and some members of the Pawnee Bill Wild West Show, plus the Pawnee Indian Dancers, directed by June Hamilton.

James TATE
Letter to the Pawnee County Historical Society:
Dear Museum Director:
We found the attendants to be most courteous and helpful during our visit on Saturday, April 3, 1999. I forgot the name of the nice lady who interviewed my sisters about Bryan school, but she was especially helpful.
My 3 sisters and I found the Pawnee Museum to be one of the highlights of a tour of our old home sites. We visited Yale, the Florer Homestead, located 10 miles east of Stillwater on old Highway 51, Bethel Cemetery, 4 miles north of the homestead, Glencoe; Lone Chimney on Highway 18, Maramec and Pawnee.
In 1928 Dad's car was hit by a train while working as a roustabout for Gypsy Oil Company, in which he lost the use of his right arm (I was 4 months old). The Great Depression took all our money so we left Pawnee to move to Tulsa about 1935.
While visiting the museum I should have told you about my experience with first grade at Pawnee school. We lived o the south side of standpipe hill in the old Fenton house and I walked to school. I loved the first grade so much I attended 2 years! I had typhoid fever when we lived there, which may have hampered my learning (I've never been the same since! Well, you get the drift).
We brought our groceries from Kearney Hill's down on the highway. The old armory building was being built a few blocks south of Kearney Hill's when we lived there. My brother, John, my sister, Florence, and I were playing in the trenches they had dug for the foundation of the building. I was running in the trench and hit a line they had stretched across the top and it knocked me on my back. Come to think of it, this may have contributed to my slow learning in the first grade...do you reckon?
I suppose I could ramble on, but in the interest of brevity, I'll close. Again, I thank you for your hospitality. Sincerely, James Tate - Tulsa, Oklahoma.
My sisters are Evalena Tate Berkley, Annabelle Tate Diel and Florence Tate Massey.

Marriages, Divorces:

Marriages: Billy HATFIELD, 46, Tina GREER, 35, both of Pawnee.
Terence Allen BUTTRAM, 26, Prospect, Oregon; and Lindsay Michelle DAY, 21, Maramec.
Dustin L. BARTLEY, 19, Terlton, and Nicole C. SUMMERS, 20, Cleveland.

Divorces: Misty Dawn FORREST vs. Rodney Allan FORREST.
Donna Marie KYSER vs. Kelly Cecil KYSER.
Paul E. TUBBS vs. Robbin L. TUBBS.
Aaron Lee YOUTSEY vs. Donnell Kaye YOUTSEY.

DOMENY
Earl Everet DOMENY, 84, passed away at Pawnee on Thursday, April 15, 1999 and funeral services were held here on Saturday. He was born in the Bressie community, south of Ponca City on April 11, 1915, to Harry Domeny and Bessie (FOWLER) Domeny. He married Dorothy HOSKINS on January 19, 1939 at Newkirk, Oklahoma. Earl was a lifetime wheat farmer in the Bressie community and they moved to Pawnee in April of 1986.
Surviving is his wife, and 2 daughters and a son, 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Also surviving are 2 sisters. He was preceded in death by his parnts, a brother, Elmer Domeny and sister, Beulah Beals.
The Rev. Virgle Calvert officiated at the 2 p.m. graveside funeral service on Saturday, April 17, 1999 at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

CARTER
Jimmy Carter, 71, passed away at his home in Morrison, Oklahoma on Friday, April 16, 1999, and funeral services were held here Monday. He was born at Red Rock on March 7, 1928, to Charles Carter and Cora (COOPER) Carter. He attended school in Red Rock and graduated fronm Red Rock High School in 1947.
Jimmy married Barbara JELINEK on October 28, 1952, at Newkirk, Oklahoma. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war and worked for Conoco for 30 years. They moved to Morrison from Ponca City in 1958 and he retired in 1982 to work on his farm. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling to music festivals. He was a member of the Morrison American Legion Post No. 343.
Surviving is his wife, a daughter and a granddaughter. Also surviving are 3 sisters. Preceding him in death were his parents, a son, Charles Douglas Carter, and 2 brothers: John Carter and J.T. "CB" Carter.
The Rev. Mike Strain and Billy Chace officiated at the 2 p.m. funeral service at the Poteet Funeral Chapel in Pawnee on Monday, April 19, 1999. Burial followed at the Morrison Cemetery, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

BROTHERTON
Clarene BROTHERTON, 74, passed away in Pawnee on Monday night, April 19, 1999 and funeral services will be held at Ralston's Riverside Cemetery, Friday. Born November 9, 1924, in Burbank, Oklahoma to Roscoe and Susan (CHRISTY) Johnson, she as a graduate of Burbank High School. She and Raymond "Speck" Brotherton were married on May 20, 1946, in Haralson County, Georgia.
They made their home in the rural Burbank area
and later lived in Ralston for a time and she worked in Fairfax. Her husband passed away in 1993 and she moved to Pawnee to make her home with her daughter, Marlene D. Brotherton. Clarene enjoyed reading, doing crochet work and working crossword puzzles.
Surviving are a son and daughter, 2 sisters, and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter - Sandra Kay Brotherton - and 2 brothers.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 1999, at the Ralston Riverside Cemetery with the Rev. George Weston, pastor of the Fairfax Christian Church, officiating. The service is under direction of the Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home of Fairfax.

ROOP
Donna Marie ROOP, passed away April 9, 1999 and funeral services were held Monday, April 12, 1999, in Bartlesville. She was born to Daniel and Virginia Horsechief on December 6, 1950, at Pawnee, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Roop was the granddaughter of the late Mable ManChief Horsechief Long and Hugh Horsechief and Frank and Ethel RidingIn.
Donna grew up in Tulsa and graduated from Central High School in 1969. She was employed by the Tulsa District Attorney's office for 2 years as a secretary. She joined Utica Square Bank and remained in their employ through the F&M merger. Her career with the bank spanned 24 years.
She married Billy Gene ROOP July 17, 1992 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They established their home in Tulsa. In 1996, the Roop's moved to Lakeland, Florida and Donna was employed by the Watson Clinic of Lakeland, as a customer service representative. She retired in 1998. They moved to Cushing in January of 1999, while Donna continued her battle with cancer. Donna fought a heroic battle and was always loving and optimistic.
Donna is survived by her husband, a daughter, her mother, one sister and 2 brothers. She was preceded in death by her father.
Services were conducted at the Memory Chapel of the Arnold Moore Funeral Chapel in Bartlesville, on Monday, April 12, with the Rev. Ralph O. Dershem officiating. Interment was in the Calvary Cemetery in Tulsa.

CANTLEY
Bonner Ben CANTLEY, 77, passed away at Ponca City on Saturday, April 17, 1999 and funeral servies were held there Tuesday. He was born in Hominy, Oklahoma on September 11, 1921 to Bonner Benjamin and Ida Carolyn (WOLFE) CANTLEY. Ben moved to Pawnee at an early age and graduated from Pawnee High School in 1940. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army during WWII with the 45th division.
On April 25, 1948, he married June Whitfield in Fairfax and they moved to Ponca City in 1949. He was employed with the Santa Fe Railroad for 38 years, retiring as a demurrage clerk. He was an avid reader, enjoyed crossword puzzles, traveling and yard work. Ben was a family man and a charter member of the Woodland Christian Church. He was also a member of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans.
Surviving is his wife, a son, 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren and one great grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at the Woodlands Christian Church with the Rev. Marilyn Merle, associate pastor and the Rev. Tom Ramsey, pastor of the First Lutheran Church assisting. Burial followed in the Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery, Ponca City, under direction of the Trout Funeral Home.

KARRAKER - Thank You
The family of Edna Karraker wishes to thank our friends for their love and acts of kindness during the illess and loss of our Mother. Whether you called, sent a card or flower, brought food, attended the funeral, gravesite service or remembered us in your prayers, you kindness did not go unnoticed.
We are also very appreciative of the ladies at the First Baptist Church for our meal after the gravesite service and for Pastor Bob Copeland for his uplifting words. We also appreciated the Poteet Funeral Home for their kindness during this time of sorrow.
The friendship of a small town is wonderful. Thanks again.

HORN - Thank You
A sincere thank you to everyone who said a kind word, special prayers, and love during the birth and mirale of our son, Maxwell Thomas HORN. A special thanks to Kelly Douglas, Kim McInturf, Renee Cathers and everyone who contributed to the bake sale. It was deeply appreciated. Maxwell is getting stronger every day and we hope he will be home soon.

PETERSEN - BRUCE
Tracie Petersen - Carl Bruce To Exchange Vows June 19
Mr. and Mrs. John Petersen are announcing the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tracie Ann Petersen, to Carl Edward Bruce, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Bruce of Wichita, Kansas.
The bride-to-be is a 1993 graduate of Cleveland High School. She obtainer her Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Oklahoma State in May of 1997, and is currently employed as a process engineer in Houston, Texas. She is the granddaughter of the late Charles Ripley, Mrs. Bill Perel of Pawnee, and Mrs. John R. Petersen of Reydon, Oklahoma.
The prospective groom is currently completing a masters degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington, and plants to attend law school in the fall. The couple will exchange wedding vows June 19, 1999 in a ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Pawnee. An open invitation is extended to family and friends. (Photo)

Martha HUGHES
Named Teacher of the Year at Pawnee Elementary
Martha LOGUE began her teaching career around the age of 9 on a broomcorn farm near Lindsey. Her sisters and brothers learned to keep their distance from Martha's soliloquies, but the chickens and cows welcomed her discourses. The Logue family was known to have the best-behaved farm animals in Grady County.
Mrs. Hughes earned her teaching certificate from U.S.A.O. in Chickasha, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 3 years. She has taught for 21 years, 9 of those in a Pawnee Elementary School third grade classroom. Mrs. Hughes observes that her students have "graduated" from mistaking her as "mom" to occasionally addressing her as "grandma."
When asked what continues to motivate her as a third grade teacher, Mrs. Hughes readily responded, "It gives me such a thrill to see those little guys master skills, such as multiplication, that they perceived to be overwhelming. Thats how they learn to accept any challenge...and I get to play a role in that!" (Photo)

Janice HARP
Pawnee Middle School Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Janice HARP has been chosen by her peers as the Pawnee Middle School Teacher of the Year for 1998-99. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor's degree in mathematics education and has been teaching at Pawnee for 23 1/2 years. Mrs. Harp teaches 7th and 8th grade math.
She stated, "I love working with middle school students. They are at a pivotal time in their lives...full of energy and enthusiasm. As a teacher, I work to give students skills that will carry them forward. Math is an important skill, but I also try to teach them responsibility and pride in their work."
Mrs. Harp is a dedicated teacher. She inspires the value of learning in students and is a valuable asset to Pawnee Middle School.

Ted HARP
Pawnee High School Teacher of the Year
Ted HARP has been chosen by the high school faculty as Pawnee High School Teacher of the Year for 1998-99. He has taught secondary sciences 24 years at Pawnee High School. He received a bachelor's degree in science education and a mastr's specialty in science education from Oklahoma State University.
He has taught chemistry ad microbiology topics for the NABS (Native Americans in Biological Sciences) at Oklahoma State University. He has been an active amateur astromer and has coordinated local observing sessions whenever astronomical events presented themselves.
Mr. Harp communicates effectively and demonstrates creative and imaginative teaching on a day-to-day basis. He thinks helping teenagers learn is one of the best uses of anyone's time and is proud to be part of that endeavor.  (Photo of Janice and Ted HARP)


April 28, 1999
SCHLAIS

Pvt. Brian SCHLAIS Completes Marine Basic Training
Completing his Marine basic training in San Diego, California on April 9, 1999, is Pvt. Brian E. Schlais. He is the son of Cheryl Schlais of Bixby, Oklahoma; grandson of Wesley and Reta Schlais and great grandson of Dollie Day and Lucille Campbell, all of Pawnee.
Pvt. Schlais is currently completing his Military Occupation Specialty training at Camp Pendleton, California. When finished, he will return to Bixby, enroll in college, and do Marine Reserve duty out of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. (Photo)

Marriages, Divorces:

Marriages: Doug O. THORNBURG, Jr., 37, Cleveland, and Barbara Jo HALL, 40, Fairfax.

Divorces: Paul MCCURLEY vs. Carleen MCCURLEY.
Brenda K. MITCHELL vs. Thomas B. MITCHELL
Angela Nicole WAYMAN vs. Lonny Gene WAYMAN.

LEADINGFOX
Chester Leading Fox, Sr., 84, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 1999, in Stillwater and funeral services were held here Monday. He left 54 living descendants.
Born in Pawnee on September 24, 1914, to John Leading Fox and Lizzie Sky Seeing Leading Fox, Chester married Myrtle Jean PRATT in June of 1951 in Oklahoma City. They moved to Pawnee from Waco, Texas in 1963 and were divorced several years later.
He was a member of the Pawnee Indian Business Council and was Skidi Chief for the Pawnee Indian Veterans organization. Chester served in four branches of the military - the 45th Division, the Unived States Army, the United States Navy and the United States Air Force. He served during three wars, including service at Midway with the Navy during WWII. After 22 years of service, he was granted disability retirement.
Chester retired from 3 different careers with the federal service, including 11 years with the U.S. Post Office. He was affiliated with the Pawnee Indian Baptist Church and the Full Gospel House of Prayer.
Surving are 11 children, 29 grandchildren plus 2 on the way; 13 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Randall Mark Leading Fox, and several brothers and sisters.
The Revs. Bruce Pratt and Duane Pratt officiated at the 2 p.m. funeral service on Monday, April 26, 1999, at the Pawnee Indian Baptist Church. Burial followed at the North Indian Cemetery near Pawnee, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee. (Photo)

STOKES
Imogene Dell STOKES, 73, passed away in Tulsa on Thursday, April 22, 1999 and funeral services were held at the Glencoe Cemetery on Saturday. Born in Cleveland, Oklahoma on January 24, 1926, to Barney Cornelison and Vivian (McFadden) Cornelison, she married Earl Raymond Stokes in Pawnee on January 3, 1945. They made their home in Fairfax for several years. He preceded her in death on July 12, 1988 and she moved to Tulsa that year.
Mrs. Stokes had worked at the Fairfax Nursing Home for 20 years as a nurse's aid. Surviving are 3 children, 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and 2 brothers.
Besides her husband, Earl, she was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Myreta and Jewel "Pete."
Graveside services were held on Saturday, April 24, 1999 at the Glencoe Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Hill officiating. The Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee was in charge of arrangements.

BEDELL
Jane (LIVERGOOD) Kirkland BEDELL, 71, a Pawnee native, passed away in St. Louis, Missouri on Friday, April 9, 1999 and funeral services were held there on April 16.
She was born on August 22, 1927 in Pawnee to Cloyd Livergood and Lille (Stapleton) Livergood and graduated from Pawnee High School in 1944. Jane then graduated from Hillcrest Nursing School in Tulsa, and served for several years in the nursing profession in Pawnee and St. Louis. She later owned and operated Kirkland Deluxe Travel Service in St. Louis for over 35 years.
She was a member of the Central Presbyterian Church in Clayton, Missouri, the St. Louis Women's Club and the St. Louis Club.
She was the wife of the late J. Herndon Kirkland and the late Dr. Robert E. Bedell. Also preceding her in death were her parents, a sister, Laverne (Livergood) Chase, and brother, George Livergood.
Survivors include a nephew, a great niece and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Lupton Chapel in St, Louis on Friday, April 16, 1999 and interment followed at the Oak Grove Mausoleum.

MCLAUGHLIN
Darrel Wayne McLaughlin, 79, passed away in Midwest City, Oklahoma, on March 30 and funeral services were held on April 2 at the Dickso Baptist Church, followed by interment in the Arlington Memory Gardens.
He was born and reared in the Maramec area where he finished high shool. His parents were Herbert and Grace (Beagle) McLaughlin. He joined the U.S. Army and served during WWII, earning the purple heart. After military service he worked at Tinker Air Force Base for 31 years, living in Midwest City.
Darrell was a member of the Dickson Baptist Church and of the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his son, 2 granddaughters and 4 sisters. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Lottie, pus his parents and a brother, Orville McLaughlin.

FREDRICKSON - DENNIS
Monica Fredrickson to Wed Robert Dennis on May 14
Miss Monica Fredrikson will become the bride of Robert William Dennis on Friday, May 14, 1999. They will be married in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Neil and Marsha Fredrickson of Sherwood, Oregon. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Locher of South Jordan, Utah and Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Fredrickson of Garland, Utah.
The groom is the son of Betty Neil Dennis and the late Bob Dennis of Pawnee. Grandparents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Keneth Kelley, and Edna Dennis and the late Marshel Dennis, all of Pawnee
Monica is a 1996 graduate of Sherwood High School, attended Utah State University and is currently a junior at Oklahoma State University. She is majoring in Nutritional Sciences and will become a Registered Dietitian.
Robert graduated from Pawnee High School in 1994, served a two-year mission in Scotland for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and is currently enolled at Oklahoma State University with a major in Agricultural Economics. (Photo)

JACOBS - WILLIAMS
Rachel Jacobs - A.L. Williams Vows Exchanged March 27
Rachel Renee' Jacobs became the bride of Adrian Lemar Williams in a ceremony Saturday, March 27, 1999 at the Jesus First Baptist Church in Stroud.
The bride is the daughter of Lorenenzo J. and Kathy Jacobs of Pawnee. The groom is the son of Mery Lee Alexander of Seward. The bride is the granddaughter of Lorenzo and Earnestine Jacobs of Chandler, and the adopted granddaughter of Mary Wabaunsee of Pawnee. The groom is the grandson of Marjorie Williams of Seward.
The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father, who also officiated the wedding. Frank Jacobs, uncle of the bride, officiated as musician. Songs were provided by Willie and Carolyn Houston of Pawnee.
Jayme Maul of Cushing was maid of honor. The bride's sisters, LaKinda Houston of Pawnee, and Melissa Jacobs of Stillwater, were bridesmaids. Best man was Maurice Williams of Tulsa. Groomsmen were Marlon Houston of Pawnee and Tream of Stillwater.
Marlon Houston, Jr. of Pawnee was ring bearer. Flower girls were Justice Waters of Pawnee and Christy Williams of Tulsa.
Val Grayson, cousin of the bride, escorted the groom's mother, and Israel Jacobs, brother of the bride escorted the bride's mother. The bride's grandmother, Earnestine Jacobs, coordinated the wedding. DeDee Booze, cousin of the bride was photographer.
A reception at the Stroud Senior Citizen's Center, coordinated by Mrs. Cloretta Youngblood, followed the wedding. Reception attendents were the bride's aunts, Rachel Crawford and Barbara Davis. Following a wedding trip, the couple is at home in Pawnee. (Photo)

SPEARS
Betty Spears to be Honored Friday With Reception
Betty Spears is retiring from the Pawnee County Department of Human Services, where she has been employed since 1973. A reception will be held in her honor on Friday, April 30 at the United Community Action Conference Room, 501 6th Street, Pawnee, from 2:00 until 4:00.
Mrs. Spears (better known to her coworkers as "Granny") grew up in Tulsa, graduating from Tulsa Rogers High School. After working for an insurance company in Tulsa for 2 years, she married Elton Spears and moved to Pawnee, where she worked for the Ted Lusk Insurance Agency, For Edwin McNeil, Attorney at Law and for Meurer Abstract, before her employment began with the Department of Human Services.
In 1973, Betty became employed by DHS as secretary to 2 field workers, Josephine Kline and Dick Kenny. After only 2 years, Betty was promoted to Secretary to the County Director and Clerical Supervisor, and has served as secretary to 7 different County Directors during her tenure.
Betty says she is looking forward to traveling with her husband, Elton, and to spending more time with her grandchildren.
An open invitation is extended to the reception on April 30th to wish "Granny" a happy retirement.


May 5, 1999

Marriage, Divorces

Marriages: Aaron Glen COOK, 26, and Mignon Roslyn MESCHKAT, 23, both of Cleveland.
Carl Leroy HAGA, 72, ad Cornelia D. HAMMER, 73, both of Pawnee.
Stuart L. TATE, 36, and Carrie STROUD, 23, both of Fairfax.

Divorces: Betty V. FRUECHTING vs. Steven K. FRUECHTING

THRASHER
Jill Elizabeth Hamburger THRASHER, 48, passed away in a Tulsa hospital on Monday, May 3, 1999 and funeral services will be held here Friday. She was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma on December 31, 1950, to J. James Hamburger and Jean (BLAICH) Hamburger. The family moved from near Clinton, Oklahoma to Pawnee in 1963 and she graduated from Pawnee High School in 1969.
Jill graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1973 with a degree in radio/television and worked as a newscaster at Stillwater, Bartlesville and Liberal, Kansas for several years. She married Dewayne Thrasher in Pawnee in December of 1978 and they lived in Perkins, Oklahoma until divorcing several years later; later she returned to Pawnee.
She had worked in sales and recently as an elder care-giver. Jill was a member of the Pawnee United Methodist Church and of the PEO Sisterhood of Pawnee. She was a long time blood donor until her health declined afterwhich she had received many blood transfusions. The family suggests donations to the American Red Cross.
Surviving are her parents, a sister, 2 newphews and a host of other relatives. She was preceded in death by her grandparents and a brother, Jeff Hamburger.
The Rev. Scott Keneda, pastor, will officiate at the 2 p.m. funeral service on Friday, May 7, 1999, at the First United Methodist Church of Pawnee, followed by burial in Pawnee's Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home. (Photo)

RENFRO
Sammy Marshel RENFRO, II, 84, passed away on Sunday afternoon, May 2, at his home in Ralston and funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon. He was born on May 9, 1914 near Chandler, Oklahoma to Sammy and Omega (Young) Renfro and attended school in Depew. Blance Leona Douglas became his bride on December 16, 1931 in Pawnee.
Marshel owned and operated the Ralston Ready Mix Sand Plant for about 40 years before retiring. In years past he operated a sawmill, did trucking and hauling of all kinds, did custom combining and was involved in the construction of the Ralston and Blackburn bridges.
He was recognized as a good samaritan helping those in need with no thought of recognition or repayment. Until 1998 he had never spent time in any hospital. He enjoyed working, mowing, spending time with his kids, grandkids and great grandkids.
Surviving is his wife plus 2 sons and a daughter, 13 grandchildren, and 27 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Faith Yvonne Renfro and grandchildren, Terri and John Renfro; daughter in law Shirley Renfro; son in law, Dewey Brown; brothers, Elmera and John Renfro and sister, Sadie Purvis.
The Rev. Greg ENGLES presided at the 2 p.m. funeral service Tuesday, May 4, at the First Baptist Church of Ralston, where Marshel was a member, followed by interment in Ralston's Riverside Cemetery under direction of the Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home of Fairfax.

JAVINE
Jimmye Lynn JAVINE, 84, Ralston, passed away Saturday evening, May 1, 1999 at a Tulsa hospital, and funeral services were held Tuesday. She was born on June 29, 1914 at Vivian, Louisiana, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Herring. She received her early education in Catholic Convents in Shreveport, Louisiana and Oklahoma City. In earlier years, she was a model before her employment with the Florida Gas Compay and the Florida Turnpike Authority. She married Dewey V. Javine on May 25, 1984 in Ralston.
She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church and enjoyed reading. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 4, 1999 at the Fairfax Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Joe Denney officiating. Arrangements were handled by the Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home of Fairfax.

BERG
WINFIELD SCOTT BERG, 32, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 1999 at Phoenix, AZ and funeral services will be held Saturday. He was born on March 3, 1967 in Cushing, Oklahoma to John Herbert Berg and Orbie Grace (WATSON) Berg. He graduated from Perry High School in 1986.
Surviving is his wife, a son, a daughter, his parents a grandfather, Herbert Berg, Pawnee; a sister and a brother-in-law, 2 nieces and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Royal and Christine Watson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 1999 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Perry. Burial will follow in Pawnee's Highland Cemetery, under directions of the Poteet Funeral Home.

DENNIS - EAST
Audrey Dennis - David East Wedding Set for May 29
Wedding vows will be solemnized at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 29, 1999, for Audrey Dennis and David East. The ceremony will take place at Meditations in Stillwatr.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Betty Nell Dennis and the late Bob Dennis of Pawnee. Her grandparents are Kenneth and Minerva Kelley, and Edna Dennis and the late Marshel Dennis, all of Pawnee.
The prospective groom is the son of Larry and Cathy Fredrick of Oklahoma City, and Bill and Beverly East of Kerrville, Texas. He is the grandson of Edith East and the late Gayle East of Kerrville, Texas, and the late Ted and Montie Carson of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Audrey graduated from Pawnee High School, received her B.S. degree in Nutritional Sciences in 1993 and her M.S. degree in Food and Service Management in 1995 from Oklahoma State University. She is currently employed as a Registered Dietitian at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Pittsburg, Kansas.
David attended Oklahoma University where he majored in Microbiology and then received his medical degree in 1994 from OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa. He did his post graduate training at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. At the present time he is practicing emergency medicine in the Tulsa region. (Photo)

LONG - LAVICKY
Krista Long - Roy Lavicky To Wed in Stillwater, June 5
Krista Long and Roy Lavicky, Stillwater, will exchange wedding vows Saturday, June 5, 1999 in a 2:00 p.m. ceremony at the Sunnybrook Christian Church in Stillwater. The Rev. Norman Richmond will preside.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bobby and Marcia Long, Stillwater. She is the granddaughter of Melvin and Pat Goff and Joe Long and the late Ruth Long. She is also the great granddaughter of the late Mattie Beaver.
The prospective groom is the son of Harvey Lavicky and Frances Lavicky, Enid. Krista graduated from Stillwater High School, where she was Stillwater FFA president and won state and national FFA awards. She is currently enrolled at Oklahoma State University and is employed by the City of Stillwater Finance Department.
Roy graduated from Enid High School. He received a bachelor's degree in Management Informatiobn Systems from Oklahoma State University. While attending OSU he was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi, and Blue Key Honor Societies. He is currently employed as Information Services Director for the city of Stillwater.

LINSENMEYER
W. LINSENMEYER Honored On 90th Birthday
A surprise dinner was held April 24 honoring Walter Linsenmeyer on his 90th birthday. His son and wife, Lee and Ginger Linsenmeyer, hosted the event in their home east of Glencoe.
The centerpiece was a large cake decorated with minature John Deere tractors, a red barn and a path that led to a small house surrounded by tiny flowers. The buffet featured a striped overall-clad farmer reaching up for an apple from a fruit tree, while Hereford cattle were grazing.
Guest included Mr. Linsenmeyer's wife, Gertrude, Ida and Lester Rose of Perryville, Arkansas; Heather Rose and Matt Sprinkel of Jonesboro, Arkansas; Wayne and Pam Linsenmeyer of Edmond; Lee II and Kody Linsenmeyer, Todd and Sue Mi Linsenmeyer, Scott Linsenmeyer, Aaron and Kelsey Linsenmeyer, and Justin Linsenmeyer, all of Stillwater; Megan Linsenmeyer of Glencoe; Fred and Regina Linsenmeyer, Eva Linsenmeyer and Travis Adkins, Mary Wedel, Johnathan and Madison of Stillwater, and Rey Macadandang of Lahina, Hawaii.

BLACKBURN NEWS - By La Rene AKERS
Edwin and Billye DENNY attended Floyd CARRUTH's 90th birthday party, Saturday at Ponca City. Others attending were Bob and Judy FISHER, Willy and Charlene FISHER, Nadine BALLART and Art THOMAS from Sedan, Kansas; Bud CARRUTH, Ponca City and Dorothy BUTTRAM, Cleveland.

Deaths: This community is grieved by the deaths of two of our friends: Marshall RENFRO, Ralston, passed away Sunday morning. He is Vickie Denny's grandfather. Jimmie LYNN, Ralston, also died.

Oda and Jeannie BURGER's guest on Wednesday was Pat DOBBS. Jeannie had the pleasure of keeping her 4 grandchildren: Coda, Stormi, Stoney, and Lane on Friday.

Deloris HIGGINS went to Midland, TX. Her sister, Betty Jo's son, Lee passed away, April 28. The service was held Saturday, May 1.

Johnny, Angie, J.C. and Frances NOVOTNY went to Oklahoma City to attend the Oklahoma State F.F.A. Convention to wath Michelle receive her F.F.A. degree. This is a very high honor in that only 3% of the 23,000 Oklahoma members receive this award.

Mrs. Howard MARLOW honored Mrs. Calvin STEINBERGER, of Fairfax, on her birthday Wednesday with a luncheon and book review at the Petroleum Club in Tulsa. Other guests were Mrs. James LOCKETT, Mrs. Riley QUARLES, and Mrs. Eva PEASE, all of Fairfax.

Skedee News - By Barbara Walker

Saturday, Joe Don, Donna, Shane and Brittiany COLCLAZIER visited his grandparents, Earl and Helen COLCLAZIER.

Saturday Denis and Mary Esther DIEKER visited their 3 week old great grandson, Kenneth George, in Stillwater. Sunday the Dieker's guest were her son, George and Sharon HARRIS of Ponca City.

R.B. and Gayle FUNKHOUSER visited Mattie Yates at Wynona then later their grandson, Kevin and Melissa Funkhouser and children.

Betty's son, Tommy KITCHEN, spent the weekend with his Mom, fixed her auto and lawnmower before he left Monday.

Cleveland Wreck Claims Two: SWEEDEN - DAVIS
A two vehicle head-on collision on Monday, May 3, just north of Cleveland, claimed the lives of a Cleveland man and a Hominy man and injured the 11-year-old son of the Hominy Man.
Kit Shannon SWEEDEN, 26, Cleveland, driving a 1970 Ford Bronco and Ronald E. Davis, 43, Hominy, driving a 1996 Ford Ranger pickup, were pronounced dead at the scene. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, Sweeden died from massive internal injuries and Davis died from massive internal and leg injuries.
Mark Davis, 11, Hominy, was transported by Cleveland ambulance to Cleveland Hospital and then mediflighted to Hillcrest in Tulsa and admitted in serious condition with head and internal injuries. According to reports on Tuesday morning, young Davis was in stable condition.
OHP Trooper Wayne Linzy investigated the accident and was assisted by OHP Trooper Mark Sparks and 1LT. Rick Fagan. The report shows that the head-on collision occured at 3:10 p.m., on State Highway 99, .3 miles north of Crestview Drive in Pawnee County.
The Sweede vehicle was southbound on SH99 and the Davis vehicle was northbound, according to the report. The Sweeden vehicle's left front tire deflated and/or blew out causing it to go left of center, striking the Davis vehicle head-on. Both drivers were pinned for approximately 45 minutes before being extricated by the Cleveland Fire Department.


May 12, 1999

Glencoe Men in US Air Force Back From Italy Air Base
Sg. Harold BROWN and Sgt. Lee LINSENMEYER, both of Glencoe, have just returned from Avion Air Force Base in Italy. They are both with the 138th Service Flight out of Tulsa.
Sg. Brown worked the 12 hour night shift at the tent city mess hall while Sgt. Linsenmeyer worked the 12 hour day shift at the flight line mess hall. They were helping to fee the pilots and personnel taking part in the Kosovo action. Sgt. Linsenmeyer said..."there was lots of security and it took a while getting used to it. The military knows their job and did it." (Photo)

Stars & Stripes
James J. BROWN has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program at the U.S. Army Recruiting Station at Stillwater. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.
The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a skill, travel, and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education. After completion of basic military training, soldiers advance to individual training in their career specialty. The recruit qualifies for an $11,000 enlistment bonus.
Brown will report to Fort Knox, Kentucky, for basic training on May 27, 1999. He is the son of Rick J. and Yvonne Brown of Pawnee. His wife, Shawn, is the daughter of Leroy and Beverly WILLARD, also of Pawnee.

Marriage, Divorces:
Marriages: David Matthew DONALSON, 21, Jennings; and Priscilla Lynn HIGGINS, 20, Sapulpa.

Divorces: Micha J. AULT vs. Richard L. WARESBACK
Westley BONNIGER vs. Wanda BURGESS

MARRIES
Florence Pearl (TUCKER) MARRIES, 81, passed away on Friday, May 7, 1999, at Grand Junction, Colorado, and funeral services will be held here Friday.
Pearl was born at Skedee, Oklahoma on July 25, 1917, to William Edgar Tucker and Florence Pearl (MAINE) Tucker. She graduated from Pawnee High School in 1935 and married Frank Gregory. Later she married James "Jake" Carson MARRIES. She lived in Pawnee in the 1940's then in California and again from 1984 to 1995 when she moved to Grand Junction, Colorado.
While living in California, she worked for and retired from General Dynamics Corporation. In Pawnee, she worked for the Jim Long Cleaners and Tillery Chrysler Agency and rode some of the Tillery horses in parades. She was a member of the First Christian Church and of the Eastern Star of San Diego, California.
Surviving are a son and daughter, plus an adopted daughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters, including Alta May Altaffer, Pawnee; and 3 brothers, including Clyde "Pat" Tucker, Pawnee.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church of Pawnee on Friday, May 4, 1999, with the pastor, the Rev. Tom Scott, officiating. Interment will follow in Yale's Lawson Cemetery, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

NORWINE
Roy F. NORWINE, 76, passed away on April 11, 1999 and funeral services were held in Oklahoma City. He was born in Aims, Oklahoma, on November 2, 1922. Roy married a Pawnee girl, Dorothy Jean MARRS, on August 9, 1950 in Oklahoma City.
He was a decorated Marine veteran of WWII, a 32nd degree Mason, and followed his father as a long-time member of the Iron Worker's Local 46 of Coway, Arkansas.
Survivors include his wife, a son and a daughter. Funeral arrangements were handled by Bill Merritt's Funeral Chapel in Oklahoma City, and burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Oklahoma City.

WEAVER
Delman Bee WEAVER, 58, passed away at his home in Skedee on Sunday, May 9, 1999 and funeral services will be held here this afternoon.
He was born in Blackburn, Oklahoma, on December 2, 1940, to Franklin Bee WEAVER and Leona Jennie (BERG) Weaver. He attended Pawnee schools and graduated from Pawnee High School in 1958. He attended Northern Oklahoma College and Tonkawa, and played football there, too.
Mary Deloris MILLS became his bride on December 5, 1975, at Pawnee Methodist Church and they continued to live in Pawnee County, mostly in the Skedee community. He was a member of the Skedee United Methodist Church. Delman was a farmer and cherished his family.
Surviving is his wife, 2 sons and 2 daughters. Also surving are 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The Rev. Charles Hines, pastor of the Blackburn Baptist Church, will officiate at the 2 p.m. funeral service at the Poteet Funeral Chapel in Pawnee today, Wednesday, May 12, 1999. Burial will follow in Pawnee's Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home. (Photo)

COLVIN
Audie COLVIN Services Set
Funeral services have been set for 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 14, 1999 for Mrs. Audie COLVIN, 89, who passed away in Pawnee on Monday, May 10, 1999. The service will be at graveside at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home. A more complete obituary will be published in next week's issue.

PARSONS
Robert James PARSONS, 60, passed away at Wynona, Oklahoma on Sunday, May 9, 1999 and funeral services will be held there tomorrow. He was born in Auburn, Kansas, on October 9, 1938 to Roy Jolly PARSONS and Fanie Marie (MARSHALL) Parsons. Robert joined the U.S. Navy in 1956 and served o the U.S. Midway and was honorably discharged in 1963.
Opal RILEY became his bride in September of 1965. They divorced and he moved to Kansas from Pawnee in 1969. He took up farming and ranching and worked on several large ranches throughout Oklahoma and Colorado all of his life. He was living in Wynona at the time of his passing.
Survivors include 2 sons and a daughter, 2 grandsons, 2 brothers and 5 sisteers. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Thursday, May 13, 1999 at 2 p.m. at the Poteet Funeral Chapel, followed by burial in Pawnee's Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Neva C. WILLARD
February 1, 1922 - May 13, 1998
Dearest Mother,
Has it been a year The time goes by so fast anymore. I've seen you many times since you left us, you come to me in my dreams. You're healthy, happy, very radiant, and a peaceful presence surrounds you. I guess that's your way of letting me know you're fine. I love you. I miss you and someday we'll see each other again, besides in my dreams. Love, Pam
Thank You - The Family of Jill THRASHER
We are thankful that we had Jill for forty eight years. We are also thankful for the kindnesses shown us by so many who prayed for us, sent cards, letters and flowers, visited us and came to the funeral. We also appreciated the good food which friends shared with us and the delicious meal the members of the Pawnee United Methodist church prepared and served our family before the service. We are thankful for the other gifts and for the memorials honoring Jill. We especially thank our pastor, the Rev. Scott Kenada, our organist, Linda Reimer, and the soloist, Glenn Neet, for the beautiful service. To all of you who in any way comforted us, to the medical staffs of the Pawnee Municipal Hospital and Hillcrest Medical Center and to the staff of the Poteet Funeral Home, we say a heartfelt thank you.

CRUZAN - LONG
Stephanie CRUZAN and Robert Long, Stillwater, were united in marriage April 10, 1999 at the First Baptist Church of Stillwater. The Rev. Matt Miles officiated at the 1:00 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Steve and Tammy CRUZAN, Stillwater. The groom is the son of Bobby and Marcia LONG, Stillwater. He is the grandson of Melvin and Patt GOFF, Joe LONG and the late Ruth LONG, all of Pawnee.
For her wedding, the bride chose a cinderella-style wedding gown featuring a lace bodice with flowing chiffon skirt and train. Maid of honor was Tabitaha BOCOX. Bridesmaids were January Hulet, Krista Long, and April Sigrist.
Bobby Long, father of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Burk Williamson, Benny Francis, and Jason Sigrist. Tracy Hickerson and Josh Alexander served as ushers. Flower girl was Rachel Cartmell. Caleby Sigrist was ring bearer.
A reception was held following the ceremony. Reception attendants were Maegan Rowland and Anna Cartmell.

SCHIEBER - ANDERSON
Gaynell SCHIEBER To Marry Rex ANDERSON, May 22nd
Gaynell Marie Schieber and Rex Wayne Anderson are announcing their engagement and approaching marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Gene and Pat SCHIEBER of Newkirk. The prospective groom is the son of Carl and Pearline ANDERSON of Maramec.
Gaynell is a graduate of Newkirk High School and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She is currently completing her residency training in Family Practice at Via Christi St. Joseph's Hospital in Wichita, Kansas.
Rex is a graduate of Pawnee High School and received his B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Ecology from Oklahoma State University. He is manager of Rusty's Outdoor Sports in Wichita.
The couple will be united in a 7:30 p.m. ceremony May 22, 1999 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Newkirk. An open invitation is extended to family and friends.
A wedding shower for the couple is set for June 6 from 2-4 p.m. at the First National Bank Community Room in Pawnee.

DAY - BUTTRAM
Lindsay DAY - T.A. BUTTRAM WED in Double Ring Ceremony
Linday Michelle Day became the bride of Terrance Allen Buttram in a family patio ceremony Sunday, April 18, 1999 at the home of the bride's parents. The Rev. Bob Copeland officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bob and Janis Day of Maramec. She is the granddaughter of Mae STAFFORD, of Yale. The groom is the son of Judy Buttram of Central Point, Oregon; and Ed Buttram of Prospect, Oregon.
The bride, escorted by her father marched in to the song, "You'll Never Be Lonely," by Andy Griggs. Michael Day, brother of the bride, sang "Cross My Heart." Jennifer Okon of Ft. Hood, Texas was maid of honor; Steve DeCent, also of Ft. Hood, served as best man. Taylre Day, sister of the bride was flower girl. Tracye Day, nephew of the bride, was ring bearer.
Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held in the home of the bride's parents. Reception attendants were Heidi Creager and Kendra Dvorak, friends of the bride, and Melissa Stewart, cousin of the bride. Becky Day, sister-in-law of the couple, attended the guest book.
The newlyweds are now making their home in Killeen, Texas. They are both stationed at Ft. Hood.

Erin JOHNSON Receives Award AT OSU
The Oklahoma State University College of Arts and Sciences Student Council recently named the college's top students and presented other honors at it annual awards banquet. Tge top 10 OSU Arts and Sciences Seniors for 1999 includes Erin M. JOHNSON of Pawnee.
Miss Johnson is a chemisty major and a member of the Arts and Sciences Student Council, Mortar Board and Alpha Epsilon Delta. She was also the 1998 OSU Homecoming Queen.


May 19, 1999

Marriages: Christopher Gerald BRYAN, 32, and Whitney Joanna Davis, 23, both of Stillwater.

Divorces: James Daniel GLENN vs. Angela Lorene Shimko GLENN. Christina Ann M. BARENTINE vs. Jody Wayne BARENTINE. Deanna Jo GORDON vs. Brian Dale GORDON.

COLVIN
Audie Holmes COLVIN, 89, passed away in Pawnee on Monday, May 10, 1999, and funeral services were held here Friday. She was born on August 13, 1909 at Manson, Arksansas, to Edward HOLMES and Viola (PATTERSON) HOLMES. She married Warren COLVIN on October 27, 1934 and he preceded her in death on December 11, 1893.
Audie was a lifelong resident of Pawnee. She and her husband owned and operated the Pawnee Wholesale Company and later added the vending machine operation. They were in business in Pawnee for many years.
She is survived by a sister, 3 nieces, a newphew and several other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She was a Jehovah's Witness and her funeral was conducted by David Kraft and Louis Richardson at graveside at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 14, 1999. Arrangements were handled by the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

RATHBUN
Danny Lee RATHBUN, 64, passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at Las Vegas, Nevada, and funeral services were held here Saturday. Born in Pawnee on February 19, 1935, to Lee James Rathburn and Julia Audrey (MERRIMAN) Rathbun, he married Velva Joyce RICE on August 25, 1955 in Maramec, Oklahoma.
He graduated from Central State University in 1962 with a teaching degree and he taught school for 30 years, including time in Meeker, Oklahoma; Oklahoma City; Kayenta, Arizona and for the last 20 years he taught in the Mannford Middle School. He and his wife enjoyed traveling and they were full time RV'ers.
Surviving in addition to his wife are 2 sons, 2 grandchildren, his mother, plus 3 brothers and 2 sisters. He was preceded in death by his father.
Mr. Rathbun was a member of the Baptist Church. The Rev. Larry Adams officiated at the 3 p.m. funeral service on Saturday, May 15, 1999 at the Poteet Funeral Chapel and burial followed in Pawnee's Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

THOMISON
Billy Mac THOMISON, 64, passed away on Friday, May 14, 1999 in Tulsa. Funeral services were held Monday for the well-known county civic leader. He was born in Cleveland on April 15, 1935, the younges of 2 sons of Mac and Ova Thomison. He was reared in Cleveland and graduated from Cleveland High School in 1954.
He began his career with Indian Electric Cooperative while in high school in Cleveland, working as a material control handler in the operations department. He served as a lineman and eventually as an engineering coordinator, acquiring right-of-way for electrical lines around Keystone Lake.
In 1958, while working during a fierce storm, Thomison was injured in an electrical accident and lost his left leg. Fellow lineman and high school chum, Donald Ray MEYERS, was electrocuted in the same accident.
Thomison recovered, attended OSU and stayed with Indian Electric. As the company grew, he took over as Power Use Advisor for Indian Electric's new Power Use Department. In 1970 he was named director of the company's member and public relations and was later named director of marketing.
In 1986, he took over as general manager of IEC and maintained that position until he left that position because of his health in 1993, retiring in 1994.
Thomison was active in several local, county and state organizations. He was appointed by Gov. George Nigh to the Grand River Dam Authority in 1979 and was reappointed in 1985, taking his turn as chairman. He was the first GRDA board member to represent Oklahoma Rural Electric Cooperative's Public Relations and Member Services association.
In Cleveland, he was active as past president of their Chamber of Commerce more than once, he was a member of the Kiwanis club, director of the Keystone Lake Association, member of the Indian Nations Council of Goverments (INCOG), was a director of the Pawnee County Soil Conservation District, the Pawnee County Fair Board for 23 years, director of the county Junior Livestock Show for 20 years and was director of the Green Country association and was well known throughout the county. He was an active member of the Democratic party, enjoyed raising cattle, hunting, fishing, and collecting guns and knives. He was also a member of the Sand Springs Pepper Steppers square dance club.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, 3 sons and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 17, 1999, at the Cleveland Keystone General Baptist Church, where he was an active member and deacon, with the Rev. Edward Zickefoose officiating.
Burial followed in the Sinnett Cemetery. Arangements were handled by the Chapman-Black Funeral Home of Cleveland.

Stars & Stripes - LEFORCE
Army National Guard Pvt. Ryan S. LEFORCE, has graduated from One State Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Missouri. The basic military trainee received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army histroy and traditions.
LeForce is the son of Roy and Linda LeForce of Pawnee. He is a 1998 graduate of Pawnee High School.

RYAN
Mr. and Mrs. Earl RYAN Honored by Family Members
On Sunday, May 16, Earl and Dorothy RYAN celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary, Earl's 71st birthday, and his retirement after 42 years with the Stewart Rock Products.
Their children treated them to a cookout lunch, complete with strawberry shortcake for desert.
Attending were JR and Cheryl Ryan, Jerry and Peggy Ryan, John and Glenda McClure and Jason, Dewayne and Sherry Ryan and Candis, all of Pawnee, Tommy and Sylva Ryan, Otis, T.J. and grandson Kegan of Yukon. (Photo)

TULL
Mr. and Mrs. Bill TULL Plan 65th Celebration
Bill and Lois Tull of Pawnee will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a visit from their family the weekend of May 23. Bill TULL and Lois TATE were united in marriage on May 27, 1934 in Perry, Oklahoma. They lived in the Morrison area for five years before moving to Pawnee.
Bill served in the military during WWII. He later owned and operated a service station for a few years. He served as head of maintenance of Pawnee Schools for several years, and retired from that position.
Lois also worked for the school system, retiring after almost 20 years as cafeteria manager. Following their retirements, the Tull's traveled with their camping clubs and with their children. They are members of the First Baptist Church of Pawnee.
Their children are Jim Tull and wife Veda of Weatherford; Delores Gilliland and husband Junior, Ponca City; Clara Elliott and husband Lex, Cassville, Missouri; and John Tull and wife, Pat, Pawnee. They have 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild.  (Photo)

BARRETT - SKOW
Donna BARRETT and Douglas SKOW were united in marriage Saturday, May 8, 1999 at Strand Chapel, Pilgrim Pines, New Hampshire. Presiding pastors were the Rev. Kenneth Willig of Holden Chapel in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, and the Rev. Virgle Calvert of Masham Baptist Church in Pawnee.
The bride is the daughter of Eugene and Delcie BARRET of Pawnee. The groom is the son of Shirley and the late Robert SKOW of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
For her wedding, the bride chose a dropped waist satin gown. The bodice, featuring a Princess Anne neckline, was beaded with seed pearls and sequins. The skirt with its embroidered lace medallions encrusted with sequins and pearls, cascaded into a six foot train.
Maid of honor was Laura YATES of Oklahoma City. Bridesmaids were Debbie BARRETT, Marla COLLINS and Anita WEINSTEIN. Best man was Todd HEINO. Groomsmen were Mike WERNER, Don SKOW and Dennis BARRETT.
Dorris CALVERT provided the accompaniment and Kendall Richardson of Blanchard, Oklahoma sang Amazing Grace and Household of Faith. A reception was held following the ceremony in the main dining hall of the Mayflower Lodge, Pilgrim Pines.
Following a wedding trip to St. Lucia Island, the couple will establish a home in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. (Photo)

Thank You - RIEDEL
I would like to thank the family of Larry STEWART for the beautiful flowers they sent to the funeral of my beloved sister, Beverly Ann RIEDEL. May God Bless you for caring. Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert RIEDEL and children.

Thank You - GILBREATH
I wish to express my sincere gratitude to all my family and friends for their support while I was completing my degree.
I especially want to thank my parents, John and Evelyn CALKINS, and my daughters, Jona and Morgan, for helping me so much. I would also like to thank Mrs. Eubanks, Mr. Drake and all the faculty and students at the elementary school for giving me such a great student teaching experience. Tara GILBREATH

Thank You - BRUNS
We want to take this opportunity to thank our church family, friends and neighbors for the many cards, phone calls, and most of all your prayers. We hope you will continue to keep us in your prayers, as I am still in treatment. The Bruns' - Elton and Frances


May 26, 1999

Marriages, Divorces:
Marriages: Donald Wayne MCCANN, 22, Cleveland; and Clarissa Lisa Lin BARTEN, 18, Wister.
Jon Stephen REEL, 23, Cleveland; and Kimberly Don WARREN, 20, Pawnee.

Divorces: Bonita Carminta MUNOZ vs. Michael Shane MUNOZ.
Peter T. ZUYUS vs. Kathleen Kearon ZUYUS.
Deborah L. BARTLEY vs. Randy K. BARTLEY.
Elizabeth HADLEY vs. Stephen Wayne HADLEY.

TURNER

Ellen Elizabeth TURNER, 74, passed away on Monday, May 24, at a Tulsa hospital and funeral services will be held in Fairfax, Thursday. She was born on August 13, 1924, in Peru, Kansas, to A.R. and Carrie (GRIFFIN) ASHFORD. She graduated from Peru High School.
She and Kenneth Leroy TURNER were married on March 3, 1942 in Sedan, Kansas. They moved to Fairfax in November of 1959, where she worked as a nurses aid at the Fairfax Nursing Home, was manager of Bob's Quick Mart and was a baby-sitter for many years.
She is survived by her husband, plus a son, a sister, one grandson and one granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at the Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, 1999, with the Rev. Lewis Bernard, pastor of the Full Gospel Church of Fairfax and Rev. Harold Brewer of Caney, Oklahoma, officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairfax Cemetery under direction of the Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home of Fairfax.

RICE
Beau Joshua Whitfield RICE, 23, passed away near Hominy, Oklahoma on Saturday, May 22, 1999, and funeral services were held in Pawnee, Monday. He was born on January 19, 1976, in Stillwater, Oklahoma to Ivan Rice and Linda Whitfield Rice. He attended school in Hominy and graduated with the class of 1994.
Josh was a quiet person who liked huting and his family and his new-found interest in motorcycles. He enjoyed his job at Tulsa Pro-Quip at the Port of Catoosa.
Surviving are his parents, 2 sisters, a brother and a grandmother. He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Rice, and grandparents, E.J. Whitfield and Ervin and Eunice Rice. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 24, 1999 at the Poteet Funeral Chapel in Pawnee with the Rev. Roy Emmons, officiating. Burial followed at the Pixley Cemetery near Ralston, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

ZOLDOSKE Family Held 18th Reunion at Pawnee Bill's
The 18th annual Zoldoske family reunion was held Sunday, May 16, at the Pawnee Bill Ranch picnic area. This year's reunion was attended by 17 people. Those enjoying the pot luck dinner and visiting were: Charles and Elna Cox, John and Gail Gazin, Erin Johnson, Delbert Zoldoske and Albert Eshelman, Pawnee; Janna, Jared and Jaclyn Denney and Ashley Bolay, Perry; Alma Norman and Charles Norman, Moore; Roy and Aileen McMahan, Raytown, Missouri; and Bill and Allie Zoldoske, Bartlesville.

Oak Grove Club Met In Home of Mrs. CARTMELL
Eight members and one guest of the Oak Grove Club met May 13 in the home of Ethel Lee Cartmell. President Billie Casey presided. A gift was purchased for long-time member, Nadine RIDEWAY, who recently moved to Texas.

Thank You - Family of Danny Lee RATHBUN
Our heartfelt thanks to all who extended comforting sympathy and help in our recent sorrow. For the beautiful service, floral offerings, and other kindnesses, we are deeply grateful.

Ralstonian Victim of Rural Wreck
Beau Joshua RICE, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident on an Osage County Road, Saturday. According to investigating trooper Wayne Lindsay, Rice was found at 9:40 Sunday morning about 9 miles southwest of Hominy.
Troopers say that Rice was southbound on a country road when his pickup left the road, slammed into a post and a tree stump. The pickup rolled over onto its top in a creek and Rice drowned, the state medical examiner reported. Rice was not wearing a seatbelt.


June 2, 1999

Marriages: None

Divorces: None

Obituaries: None

Copeland
Area Student is OBU Grad

Oklahoma Baptist University conferred degrees for 274 students at the university's 85th spring commencement, May 22. Among the graduates was Roxanna Leigh COPELAND of Pawnee, BSE, Physical Education and Recreation.
Don HATCH, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Walter NEGELEIN, received the Master of Divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City during commencement exercises on May 22, 1999. Hatch received his B.A. from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. He is married to the former Elsie Negelein of Pawnee. (Photo)
Mr. and Mrs. Carl ANDERSON to Celebrate 40th Anniversary
Carl and Pearline ANDERSON of Maramec will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary at a reception, hosted by their children, Sunday, June 13, 1999 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the Maramec Fire Station community room.
Carl Anderson and Pearline VICKERS were united in marriage June 14, 1959 at the Baptist Church in Maramec. Carl was born in rural Maramec November 3, 1925. He has worked in the oil industry since 1951. Pearline was born in rural Maramec January 15, 1937 and is a farm wife. She is an active member of the New Horizon Club. The Anderson's also run a cow-calf operation.
Their family includes Rita (Anderson) WILLIAMS and husband, Bill, of Stillwater; Rex Anderson and wife, Gaynell, of Shawnee, and granddaughter Samantha Williams of Stillwater.
An open invitation is extended to family and friends to attend the reception. The couple requests no gifts, please. (Photo)

Area Students Graduate at Northeastern State University
Area graduates include: Zach Baning, BS, Pawnee; Annmarie Brown, MED; Emily Curtis, BBA; Trisha Shipman, BS/ED; Heath Rainbolt, BA; Patricia Ward, BS/ED, all of Cleveland.

Pawnee Residents Graduate From Rogers State University:
Two residents from Pawnee recently graduated from Rogers State University, Claremore. Receiving their diplomas were: Sarah Duncan and Jeana McCray.


June 9, 1999

Marriages: Gerald Thomas BUNDE, Jr., 47, and Kimberly Ann THOMAS, 31, both of Cleveland.
Albert Leroy GRAHAM, 49, and Rebecca Aillen SPEARS, 52, both of Pawnee.
David HARNEY, 21, and Yvonne BROWN, 18, both of Cleveland.

Divorces: Elan A. ALLEN vs. Paul B. ALLEN.
Brandi F. STACH vs. Darryl V. STACH.
Jimmy D. DOBBS vs. Patricia Joan DOBBS.

John Dirk SOL, 71, passed away on Sunday, June 6, 1999 in Chandler, Oklahoma and memorial funeral services will be held in Chandler, Friday.
Born on October 31, 1927, in Missoula, Montana, to Joe A. and Ruth Velma (GRAHAM) Sol, he married Lois A. COOK on March 6, 1949 and they were married 50 years at the time of his passing.
Survivors include his wife, plus a son and 4 daughters, his mother, 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, June 11, 1999, at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hut in Chandler, under direction of the Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Chandler.
Jimmie Walter BETTES, 67, passed away at the Veterans' Home in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, June 5, 1999. Funeral services were held in St. Louis.
He was born on July 21, 1931 in Pawnee to Charles Virgiland Nancy Irene (BUTLER) Bettes, one of 9 brothers, and attended Pawnee schools and served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife of 3 years, 2 daughters, 2 grandsons and a brother. He was preceded in death by brothers, Lee, Ernest, Hank, Morris, Clifford, Vergil and Roy, all Pawnee natives. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 8, 1999 and burial was at Jefferson Barracks Veteran's Cemetery in St. Louis.

Laurie NEWTON - Ryan MITTASCH Vows Exchanged May 15th
Miss Laurie Rene NEWTON and Ryan Lynn MITTASCH, both of Stillwater, were united in marriage Saturday, May 15, 1999, in a 3:00 p.m. candlelight ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Stillwater. The Rev. Tom Scott, Pawnee, presided.
The bride is the daughter of Debbie Newton, Stillwater, and the granddaughter of Jim and Charlene Dixon, Miami, Oklahoma. She is the great granddaughter of Charles and Evelyn Felt, and Carl and Francis Dixon, also of Miami.
Kenneth and Peggy Mittasch, Pawnee, are parents of the groom. He is the grandson of Grover and Flossie Mittasch, Perry.
The couple exchanged vows before a setting of three large brass candelabras. The backdrop of the altar area was decorated with white tulle, lighted by strings of tiny white lights. The bride's Bible was placed on a pedestal in front of the brass unity candle arrangement. A large floral arrangement of yellow roses, accented with lavender roses, stood on another pedestal, balancing the setting. The pews were decorated with floral heart-shaped arrangements of yellow and lavender roses.
Misty Cartmell, Pawnee, was vocalist. Also as vocalist was Sumrall Jane Howell, cousin of the groom, Oklahoma City.
The bride, escorted by her grandfather, Jim Dixon, wore a floor-length fitted gown of white satin. The sleeveless bodice featured princess seams, and a round neckline, enhanced by a wide band of pearls. The back formed into a long train. Her beaded headpiece secured a double-layered tulle veil, edged with white pearls. Pearl and diamond earrings and a pearl bracelet completed the ensemble.
The bridal bouquet was fashioned of three dozen long-stemmed yellow roses and a silk embroderied handerchief that has been carried in weddings in the groom's mother's family for five generations.
Maid of honor was Mandy Armes, Hugo, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Amber Baty, Tulsa; and Dorothy Goodell, Skiatook, friends of the bride. Their sleeveless floor-length dresses, featuring princess seams, were fashioned of pale banana yellow crepe, complemented by yellow chiffon scarfs draped around the neck and down the back of the dresses. They carried bouquets of lavender tulips.
The groom was attired in a black tuxedo, with black satin lapel, black vest, white tuxedo shirt and black bow tie. The groom's brother, Barry Mittasch, Stillwater, served as best man. Groomsmen were Grant Williams, Perry, friend of the groom and Brian Mitasch, Edmond, cousin of the groom. They wore black tuxedos with black satin lapels, black cumberbunds, white tuxedo shirts and black bow ties.
Ushers were Rusty Dixon, Miami, uncle of the bride; Heath Heisler, Pawnee, friend of the groom, and John Henry, Stillwater, friend of the bride and groom.
Flower girls were Haley Floyd, Miami; Morgan Hansen, Edmond and Kaci McCrary, Enid, all cousins of the bride. They were long, full, banana yellow crepe backed satin dresses gathered in a empire waist, pale yellow chiffon overlay on the skirts, matching satin waistbands and bow tied to the back, with matching bow headpieces. They carried white satin baskets decorated with white satin roses. The baskets were filled with lavender and pale yellow organza bows, which were sprinkled on the aisle runner during the ceremony.
The groom's cousin, Cole Trotter, Ponca City, was ring bearer. His attire matched that of the groomsmen and ushers.
Candles were lighted before the ceremony by Rusty Dixon and Heath Heisler, Andrea Newton, Stillwater, sister of the bride, presided at the guest book.
Wedding hostess was Carolyn Williams, assisted by Sheryl Adams, both of Pawnee, friends of the bride and groom.
Following the ceremony a reception was held in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Round guest tables were covered with long white cloths, with white chairs. Each table was centered with silver candle holders and white cracked glass voltives with white candles, surrounded with fresh greenery, narrow yellow satin ribbons cluster bows with white pearl strands.
The round bride's table was covered with a floor-length wite cloth and white tulle and satin overlay. The bride's cake was made up of six individual white cakes of various heights, decorated with white pearls and icing scallops, arranged to surround the bridal bouquet. Each cake was topped with a fresh floral arrangement of minaute pale yellow and lavender roses and greenery. Silver candle holders flanked the silver punch bowl, from which banana punch was served. A silver food service completed the table setting, along with the bride and groom's drinking glasses, which formed a heart when together.
The round groom's table was also covered with a floor-length white cloth with white tulle and satin overlay. The groom's cake was a chocolate three-tiered cake decorated with camouflage icing trimmed with chocolate scallops topped with a minature bride and groom, created from three-dimensional pictures of Laurie and Ryan. The bride was attired in a dress identical to Laurie's and the groom in a tuxedo of camouflage material.
Food arrangements were served from long banquet tables. Debbi and Josh Sanders catered the reception.
Reception attendants were Heather Heisler, Erin Johnson, and Melisha Miles, all friends of the bride.
The wedding garter and bridal bouquet were presented to a guest couple who had been married the longest, Grover and Flossie Mittasch, grandparents of the groom, who have been married 60 years.
Guest viewed a video of the bride and groom, composed of pictures from their earliest years up to their wedding date, a gift from Dr. Joe aned Jayme Howell, Oklahoma City, the groom's aunt and uncle.
The couple left the reception in a limousine. Following a wedding trip to St. Lucia, Caribbean Islands, the couple is at home in Weatherford, Oklahoma. (Photo)
Rehearsal Dinner: The groom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner Friday night at Meditations in Stillwater.

Mr. and Mrs. Otis L. DOBSON To Celebrate 60th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Lee DOBSON of Drumright, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at a reception in their honor, Saturday, June 12, 1999. The event will be held from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 2 miles west of Drumright.
Otis Lee Dobson and Pauline Douglass were married June 10, 1939 in Pawnee. Mr. Dobson is a retired heavy equipment operator. Mrs. Dobson is a homemaker and is a member of the Pythian Sisters Lodge. Both are members of the Baptist Church.
The Dobson's have three children: Patricia Campbell and husband Johnny of Dayton, Texas; Roger Lee Dobson and wife Linda of Tulsa; and Joan Mitchell of Drumright. They have six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
An open invitation is extended to friends to help them celebrate this joyous occasion. The couple requests no gifts, please. (Photo)

Happy Birthday Matt HALL, you're finally 9! Love you Bubba (Photo)

Happy Birthday Patric B. WADE "The Chief" May God keep blessing you. Love, Momma Sunbeam, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa Wade (Photo)

Thank You - WEAVER
The family of Delman WEAVER would like to thank everyone for the many prayers, cards, flowers, food and kind gestures given us during his illness and death.
A special thanks to Rev. Charles Hines for the quality time spent with Delman and family. Also, to the churches of Blackburn and Skedee for preparing and serving the meal and to Pawnee Hospice for the care given to Delman. If we have missed anyone, please know we do thank you.

Thank You - BERG
To all that have shared in our grief these past few weeks, we wish to say Thank You. To those who brought food, came by or called, sent cards or lifted us up in prayer. God bless each of you. Scott is gone, but he will live in our hearts forever.

His Journey's Just Begun
Don't think of him
As gone away -
His journey's just begun.
Life holds so many facets -
This earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
From the sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
that we could all know today
How nothing but our dadness
Can really pass away.
And think of him as living
In the hearts of those he touched...
For nothing loved is ever lost -
And he was loved so much.

Kristal L. SPANGLER to Become Bride of James Kevin RADLEY
Kristal Lynn Spangler and James Kevin Radley, both of Stillwater, will exchange wedding vows at 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 11, 1999 at the Best Western, before Judge Matthew Henry.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.K. Spangler, Oklahoma. The groom-to-be is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Radley, Pawnee.
Miss Spangler is a 1988 graduate of Coyle High School and is studying business administration at Oklahoma State University. She is employed by the Railroad Yard in Stillwater.
Kevin is a 1978 graduate of Pawnee High School and is employed by the City of Stillwater police department.

BELL Reunion
Eighty people attended the 33rd bi-annual Bell reunion May 30 at the Women's Building in Pawnee.
Cow bells painted black and white were presented to Alexis Edwards, youngest member present; Vida Staggs, oldest; Linda Smith, traveled furthest from Washington State, and the Edwards family for most family present.
Attending from out of state were Edna Aokleaf, Eva Anderson and Vida Staggs, Lindsborg, Kansas; Pedro and Janice Bell, Chigger; Shelly and Brady Bell, Max and Sherry Bell, Liberal, Kansas; Gary and Donyne Bell, Cave Junction, Oregon; Linda Smith, Benton City, Washington; Larry Gentry, Los Angeles, California; Troy Wilson and Stacy Spaulding, Pete and Barbie Dimarca, Rifle, Colorado; Janet Reynolds, Saline, Kansas; Donna Terry and children, Carla and children, Prescott, Arizona; Nellie Creson and Mikayla Bell, Henderson, Texas.
Attending from Oklahoma were Maxine Becker, Alva; Betty Ryan husband and son, Dewey; Nancy Robinson, Fredrick; Linda Price, Edmond; Loyd Darrell Bell, Burbank; Bobby and Marica Long, Stillwater; Johnny and Shirley Combest, Mark, Pam and Carson Combest, David Combest and Kimmie, Bob and Juanita Gentry, Enid; John and Robyn Roach and father, Ralston; Joe Long, Nora Long, Pat Bell Jr., Aaron and Denise Bell, Sammy and Delores Southern, Burnes Edwards, Ricky, Sally, Joe, Ricky Jrl, Meghan, Levi and Alexis Edwards, and Loyd and Beverly Wilson, all of Pawnee.

WOLF Reunion
Gerald and Janice (WOLF) SCROGGINS hosted a Wolf family and friend Memorial Day dinner May 30, at their home in Watchorn, 8 miles north of Morrison. Dale and Glenda (WOLF) HAMILTON cooked the best barbecue.
Others who enjoyed the food and fellowship were: Adam Wolf, Ray Kinnunen, Harold and Alwida Laird, Morrison; Olga Stover, Enid; Ida Doyle, Don Doyle, Gina and Hope Connywerdy, Red Rock; Jessie Newland, Blackwell; Mable and Merle Haworth, Linda LeForce, Marshall and Barbara Hudgins, Pawnee; Hazel and Joe Humbolt, Judy and Paul Singleterry, Mulvane, Kansas; Amanda Thurber, Maramec; David Scorggins, Stillwater; Annette, Megan and Adam Grant, Prague; Mary and Bill Camp, Edmond; Ida Chris and Dakota Doyle, Alisa and Gavin Pinkerton, Hominy; Lavonna Shapley, Arlington, Texas.
Melvin and Sharon Garner, Broken Arrow; Dona Glocker, Stacy and Nicole Kizlinski, Chad, Macey, Lana and Bryson Dius, Tulsa; and Marine Troop and Bertie Whitlow, Watchorn.

LOCKWOOD - UNDERWOOD Reunion
Members of the Lockwood and Underwood families met May 29 at the Pawnee Elementary Cafetorium for their 43rd annual reunion. Elsie (LOCKWOOD) JOHNSTON, 92, of El Dorado, Kansas, was the honored family member and enjoyed the day.
Farron Lockwood asked the blessing and a pot luck dinner was enjoyed by everyone.
Attending were Marge Lockwood, Kim, Kathy and Katy Lockwood, Edmond; Maxine Edwards, Watonga; Ramona Clanton, Elsie Johnson, El Dorado, Kansas; Loanna and Melvin Wheat, Dee Curlee, Spring, Texas; Faron and Norma Lockwood, Ric Terri, Audrey and Clint Spence, Edmond; Linda and Glen Elrod, Brittany and Rick Bartley, Tulsa; Cleo and Lottie Schone, Blackwell, Bradley Turvey, Ponca City; John and Betty Grigg, Lockwood, Trudy Grigg, Candy, Alex and Ashley McPeak, Fairfax; Johnny Jean, Lindsey, Lacey, Joey and Mark GRigg, Burnsflat; Carl and Sue Thurman, Cindy and Kelsey Archer, Dewey; Carl and Billie Casey Tammy and June Marie Casey, Mary Schone, Lynn and Sharlene Briend, Ann and Ron Seeliger, Pawnee.
The next reunion will be held Saturday May 27, 2000 at the same location.

Black News - Reba ELSTON

Visiting in the home of Reba ELSTON over the weekend were her sister, Lena Jones, and her daughters Tammi, Kim and Sherry and their children. Saturday afternoon they went to Perry and toured the Rose Hill Museum and the one room school house.

Skedee News - Barbara WALKER

Barbara WALKER met her sister, Imogene WALLS of Port Angeles, Washington in Snyder at her sister-in-law, Reba Anderson's Saturday and they traveled Sunday to Edmond to Mr. and Mrs. Steve Echard's home. Monday, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Walker, Tera and Kyle of Moore joing them for an eat out at Trappers. Barb returned home Tuesday morning and Sheila Echard took her aunt to the airport for the return flight home.

Blackburn News - La Rene AKERS

Ronnie, Carol, Michelle and Christina MALLORY returned home from a trip to Washington, D.C., Virginia and North Carolina. Welcome home!

We extend our deepest sympathy to Shirley HENTON whose mother, Dorothy ROBINSON, Medord passed away Wednesday.

Doris DAWES attended the Christy's reunion Saturday at Pawnee Bill's. There were almost 100 people who attended. Sister Fern and Frank Suess, Ponca City, came home with Doris and spent the night.

Ted and Jane OSBORN's home was the site for a family reunion Memorial Day. It rained and group of approximatley 100 went to the Skedee schoolhouse where the kids played basketball and others had a lovely time of catching up on the news. They came from Oklahoma and Texas and had much fun.

R.B. and Gayle FUNKHOUSER and Dale WELKER attended the funeral of Ralph FOSTER in Stillwater Saturday. His wife is the former Flora Lee MILLER. Her people came from the Blackburn and Skedee area.

Masham News - Pat MCALISTER

Donna MCALISTER recently spent a week with her son and his family, Roy and Katie MONK, Travis and Ashleigh, in Plano, Texas.

Last Sunday, Chris and Pat had their grandson, James BATTLES III of Perry, and Robin MCALISTER spent Friday night with them.

Indian News:

Kitkauhauki Dance: For nearly 70 years the MORGAN family has had the privilege and honor sponsoring the Kitkauhauki Ceremonial Dance. This right has been passed down from Grandma Susie Foxchief Morgan to the present generation with great pride and dignity. We do not take this responsibility lightly. We try our best to have this dance on a yearly basis. Since 1953, it has been held in the fall, so we will continue this tradition on Sunday, October 3, 1999 at the Pawnee Tribal Roundhouse in Pawnee, Oklahoma. Mark your calendar and plan to join us. Until then, take care. Elmo Thomas MORGAN, Kitkauhauki Drumkeeper

The MORGAN family celebrated Theodore (Teter) Morgan's 65th birthday on May 23rd at Stillwater.

The Duane PRATT 40th anniversary dance was held recently. For those of you who were out of town, Duane and Hanky renewed their wedding vows, rings and sealed it with "Brown Sugar."

The ECHOHAWK family held a family reunion at the lake last weekend.


June 16, 1999

Marriages: Kenneth Douglas MONTGOMERY, 20, and Mary Adrian MULFORD, 18, both of Maramec.
Jeremy THOMASON, 23, and Tawnya GARCIA, 24, both of Cleveland.
Jeremy BARTLEY, 19, and Amber CROSS, 20, both of Cleveland.

Divorces: None

Antoine DAILEY, 65, passed away at Red Rock, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, June 9, 1999 and funeral services were held there on Saturday.
A lifetime residet of Red Rock, he was born there on October 6, 1933, to Dewey W. Dailey and Susie (CALEB) Dailey. He never married.
Antoine attended Pawnee Indian School, Morrison public school and Haskell Institute and served in the Green Beret Rangers in the U.S. Army. He worked for the Indian Environmental Health Service for 17 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Cecile, and 3 brothers: including infant twins and Calvin Dailey.
Funeral services were held Satuday, June 12, 1999, at the Otoe-Missouria Cultural Cener at Red Rock, followed by burial in the Otoe-Missouri Cemetery near Red Rock, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Sidney W. 'Sid' FORD, 84, a Pawnee High School graduate, passed away in Broken Arrow on Friday, June 4, 1999 and funeral services were held there on Tuesday.
He was born on January 29, 1915 at Mountain Home, Arkansas, to Limuel and Myrtle (TURNBO) Ford. He graduated from Pawnee High School in 1934 and married a classmate, Ina GENTRY on December 19, 1935 at Pawnee. They moved from Tulsa to Broken Arrow in 1959. Sid was a machinist for American Airlines until his retirement in December of 1977.
He was a 32nd Degree Mason, KCCH with the Scottish Rite, and a member of the Arrow Heights Baptist Church.
Surviving is his wife, 2 daughters, one son, 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great greatgrandchild.
Funeral services were held at the Arrow Heights Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 8, 1999, followed by burial in the Memorial Park Cemetery. The Hayhurst Funeral Home, of Broken Arrow, was in charge of arrangements.

Roy Orrin KLINE, 88, pased away in Pawnee on Sunday, June 13, 1999, and funeral services will be held here this afternoon.
He was born in rural Maramec on February 16, 1911 to Millard Worth Kline and Laura (TRUESDELL) Kline. Roy moved with his family from Maramec to Pawnee in 1921 and graduated from Pawnee High School in 1929. He attended the University of Oklahoma, where he was a charter member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.
He was a long-time member of the Oklahoma National Guard, 45th Infantry, Company B at Pawnee, as well as serving on the state NG staff until 1939. He was a WWII veteran and was a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1942 to 1946. His last assignment was with the Air Gunnery School in Las Vegas Air Field, Nevada.
Roy and Sarah Josephine (Jo) MACKEY were married on May 19, 1943 in Oklahoma City, and she preceded him in death on September 11, 1996.
Roy and his father and brothers operated the Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Pawnee from 1923 until 1990. He was a charter member of the Pawnee Rotary Club, past president and a Paul Harris Fellow. He served as a Junior and Senior Warden of the Vestry of the Ascension Episcopal Church of Pawnee.
He is survived by a daughter and son, 5 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers: Elmer Leonard and Elton, and 2 sons: David O. Kline and Joseph Worth Kline.
The Reverend Fathers David W. Tait and Stephen Mallory will officiate at the 2 p.m. funeral service today, Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at the Ascension Episcopal Church. Burial will follow at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery. The Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee is in charge of arrangments.

Jacqueline S. (ELSTON) WATSON, 46, died Sunday, June 13, at an Arkansas City, Kansas medical center and funeral services were held in Ark City this morning with burial to follow in Pawnee's Highland Cemetery.
She was born in Pawnee on July 27, 1952 to Louis and Lucille (JOHNSON) Elston. At a young age she moved to Arkansas City where she attended schools, graduating from Arkansas City High School in 1970.
On October 14, 1972, she married Virgil E. WATSON, Jr., in Arkansas City where they made their home. Jacqueline was a lunchroom aide at elementary schools for several years. She was a member of the Church of God in Christ in Arkansas City.
She is survived by her husband, 3 daughters, a son, a stepson, 4 sisters, and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bill and Nola Johnson, parents, and a sister, Bonnie Miles.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, June 17, 1999, at the Church of God in Christ in Arkansas City. The Revs. James Watson and Charles Jennings officiated. Interment will follow in Pawnee's Highland Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home of Arkansas City.

Monica FREDRICKSON Wed to Robert DENNIS, May 14
Miss Monica Fredrickson became the bride of Robert Dennis on May 14 in the Salt Lake temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were married for time and all eterity by Richard Scott, an elder of the church.
Monica is the daughter of Marcia and Neil Fredrickson of Sherwood, Oregon. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Locer of South Jordan, Utah; and Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Fredrickson of Garland, Utah. Robert is the son of Bob and Betty Nell Dennis of Pawnee, and the grandson of Kenneth and Minerva Kelly and Edna Dennis and the late Marshel Dennis, all of Pawnee.
The bride was attired in a formal length gown of satin. The dress featured a Sabrina neckline outlined with beads and pearls. The princess-cut dress flowed into a cathedral length train. Her head piece was a contoured halo of rosebuds. The bridal bouquet was fashioned of white silk roses and blue silk flowers, accentuated with green ivy.
The couple was honored with a brunch, given by Tara Thomas and Janae Wooten, frieds of the bride, before the afternoon wedding. Following the wedding, an open house was hosted by her parents at the home of her aunt, Michele Ryan.
Following a wedding trip to the Teton Mountains and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, and to Island Park, Idaho, the couple returned to Oklahoma. A reception was held in their honor at the home of the groom's family in Pawnee.
The couple will reside in Stillwater, where they will continue their educations at Oklahoma State University. (Photo)

Kristi CRAIGHEAD - John LEFORCE To Marry August 21 in Woodward
Kristi Jo CRAIGHEAD of Woodward and John Cole LEFORCE of Pawnee will exchange wedding vows August 21, 1999 in a ceremoy at the First Christian Church of Woodward.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Clair and Stephanie Craighead of Woodward. Her grandparents are the late Velma Craighead and Jack and Rose Marie McKee of Edmond.
Ronnie and Beth Ann LeForce of Pawnee are parents of the groom. He is the grandson of John and Billie Bowen and Walt and Leona LeForce, all of Pawnee.
Kristi Jo is a 1993 graduate of Woodward High School and graduated with honors from Oklahoma City University's School of Nursing in May, with a bachelor of science degree in Nursing. She is currently employed as an operating room nurse at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
John is a 1994 graduate of Pawnee High School and is currently employed by Northeastern Electric Cooperative in Vinita. (Photo)

MEEKER Reunion
The annual MEEKER reunion was held Sunday afternoon, June 13, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church, Pawnee. Forty-three attended.
Traveling from Hollister, Missouri were oema and Sammy Nash. Jo Meeker attended from Pahrump, Nevada. Others present for the afternoon of visiting and eating were: Lottie and Cleo Schone of Blackwell; Patsy Wilson of Guthrie; Betty Grandstaff Moses of Tulsa; Ben and Kim Black, Sierra and McKayla, of Oklahoma City; Dan Meeder of Edmond; Ron Wilson, Jessica and Kara of Stillwater; Bradley, Rachel, Tyler and Tiara Wilson of Bethany; Jim and Peggy Goodrich of Enid; Michael and Abbi Walker and Spencer of Perry; Tim, Michelle and Rachelle Denny of Cleveland; Phillip and Kerry Griesel of Arkansas City, Kansas.
Thelma Meeker, Leroy Griesel, Tina Godberson, Gage and Gavin, Banetha, Amanda, Cole and Cara Buchanan, Dena Walker, Marjorie and Buck Buchanan, and Marianne and Bill Denny, all of Pawnee.

TUCKER Reunion
Showers scattered aunts, uncles, cousins and grandchildren, but did not dampen the spirits of the many descendants of Jerry A. and Ivy TUCKER as they gathered for their annual family reunion, Sunday, June 6, at the Masonic camping area at Pawnee Lake. Just as the last dessert was servied at the pot luck lunch, the winds and showers came, but visiting with dripping wet family was still a fun time for all.
First generation children and spouses attending were: Herman and Margaret Tucker, Jerry and Emma Tucker, and Etta Jo Tucker, all of Pawnee; Charles and Rosa Lee Conarro of Stillwater; and Dale and Deanne Young of Wimberly, Texas.
Also attending from Pawnee were Luther and Donna Wheeler, Gary and Gail Vance, Morgan Vance, Oliver McDugle, Butch Tucker, Mike, Caryn, and Nathan Brock; Bryan, Shannon, Jess, Austin, Bailee and Jake Tucker; Randy, Cindy, Misty, and Zach Cartmell; Loyd and Bettye Perrine, and Willie and Mary Lee Harshbarger.
Other cities in Oklahoma were represented by Bob and Roth Jo Marrs, Robert, Pam and Tracy Marrs; Jason, Ellen, Chancy, Dess and Sidney of Sand Springs; Greg, Dahlia, Chris, Nicole and Austin Vance and Chad Tucker and Scott, Susa and Maria Brien of Stillwater; Jerry, Deborah, Tucker and Jessica Garret of Tulsa, Steve and Becky Tucker, Brad, Angela, Kinsey, Brende and Brysan Smith of Edmond; Salty and Jody McGuire, Randy, Sallie and Meagan McGuire of Norman.
Texas family members present were Mike and Vickie Young of Wimberly; Jerry, Ann and Jess of Victoria; and Jerry and Sandra Morris of Arlington.
Attending from Oregon and New Mexico were Jerry and Carol Perrine of Pilot Rock, Oregon and Larry and Renae Perrine of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

DALLAS Reunion
The DALLAS family gathered May 30 at the Pawnee Lake for a family reunion. A pot luck meal was served at 12:30 followed by visiting and picture taking.
Attending from out-of-state were Debbie Dallas Patten, West Valley City, Utah; her father Loyd Dallas, Farmington, New Mexico; Wesley and Mary Lou Dallas, Lousnas, New Mexico, and son Joh, LaKeene, Justin and Jolene Dallas.
From Tulsa were Norma Brumfield, Sheria Leeann and Vanessa Brumfield, and Larry and Sharon Wilson, Norman D. Brown, Stacey, Kelly, Justy and CJ Ward, Wesley Grimes, all of Sand Springs.
Also, Mary Dallas, Clarence Dallas, Joella Dallas, Leslie Dallas, Glen and Kristina Dallas, Wilbur Jr., Janet, Danny, and Mandy Dallas, Grand and Micheal Spears, all of Pawnee.
Mildred Dallas Baker, Wagoner Boyd and Elsie Dallas Berg, Bobby and Idana Hanks, Chelsea, Amber Melton, Pryor; Merl and Grace Dallas, Doroth and DeWayne Dallas, Jennings; Carol Ward, Locust Grove.

Dr. LAIRD Back from Medical Mission to Ghana, Africa
Dr. Gordon LAIRD returned recently from a 15-day medical mission in Ghana, West Africa. He is a member of Medical Missionaries International (MMI), a group that does short term medical missionary work on every continent.
Dr. Laird was sent to Bonyere, Ghana, which is a remote area of the country. No electricity or running water is available. Surgery was done using an electric generator for light and instruments were sterilized by boiling them in water.
Approximately 65 major surgeries were done in the 2-week period of time. The surgical clinic is open twice yearly by MMI. The local surgeon stated, "You gain a great appreciation of our country when you see these people without running water, electricity or medical care, and still living in thatched house."

Book on Effie BARRERA, wife of "Mexican Joe" Published
It took five years of research and other work to write and publish but Russell May of Lowell, Ohio, has written a book about Effie May Cole Barrera, wife of famous wild west show star "Mexican Joe" Barrera.
The Barreras lived much of their married life in Pawnee on the Pawnee Bill Buffalo Ranch, where Barrera was ranch foreman.
Mrs. Barrera was reared in Ohio and met Jose Barrera when the wild west show was in her area.
The author, Russell May, lives on a farm near Lowell, Ohio, with his wife. He is retired from Ohio Power and continues to farm and raise Border Collies.
When not out on his tractor planting or harvesting hay, or checking on his Black Angus cattle, he likes to visit with his grandchildren or take them to the stock sale.
This is his first book which has probably started a hobby for him, May stated.

Blackburn News - By La Rene AKERS

Phil PINKSTAFF and sister, Joy CALVIN, hosted the annual fish fry get together will all the Blackburn school classmates Saturday at Phil's home. Those attending were: Willene Walker McCrackin, Mannford; Naomi Bode, Michelle Pangborn and Duckie Heppel, Stillwater; Wilma Hajek, Medford; John Scheihing, Wakita; Bill and Anna Jefferson, Westport; Chuch and Turner Heppel, Tony Heppel and Amanda Kenedy, Oklahoma City; La Rene Akers, Skedee; Joe and Pauline Moore, Skiatook; Casie and Sammie Bell, Hominy, Osee and Mary Milam, Cleveland; Darrell Berg, Meeker; Billye and Edwin Deny, Sherry Reynolds, Deloris and Joe Higgins, Zeb Sperry, Bub Sperry, Jim Upshaw, Bob and Judy Fisher, Jody and Vickie Denny, Blackburn.

Joy CALVIN spent several days last week in Ponca City, visiting her son Chuck HEPPEL and grandchildren Maci and Turner. On Friday night they joined Monte and Beth Heppel, of Muskogee, to watch April and Ryan ride in the Jr. Rodeo at 101 Ranch. They all returned home with Joy for the weekend. Toby Heppel and Amanda Kennedy of Oklahoma City also came to visit.

Skedee News - By Barbara WALKER

Belvorda SANDERS passed away, wife of Henry Sanders of Ponca City and sister-in-law of Mary Sullins of Skedee.

Bill ERICKSON passed away, husband of Mary Shaw Erickson. She is a cousin of Earl COLCLAZIER.

Greetings are sent to Ethel WELKER on her 85th birthday, June 19.

Hazel BELL's children, Donna Pat Chadwell, Bobby McBride, Jr., Bell, Loyd Bell and Barbara Pollock were home this weekend.

Mary SULLIN's brother, Henry SANDERS of Ponca City is visiting her this week. Son Larry of Hominy was in off the road and visited his Mom along with Mr. and Mrs. Steve Sullivan and son.

Dennis and Mary DIEKER's guests were their grandson, Mr. and Mrs. Shaw GILLAND and children, Austin and Dorean. They will depart for Alaska next school term, where they will teach near Nome.

Last Sunday, R.B. and Gayle FUNKHOUSER enjoyed dinner with daughter, Janice, Sam and Summer GOAD, Rae Dawn and Jack Shears of Ponca City and Brent Goad of Stillwater, Janna and Samantha Mitchell of rural Ralston.

Sunday they enjoyed kinner with their daughter, Linda and Bud GARDNER of Glencoe, along with Dale Welker. Other guests were Bart and children and Mr. and Mrs. Duke RENFRO and sons.

Peggy (ELKINS) COLEMAN Revives Ages Old Act of the Original Show
Early in the 20th century a woman named Topsie would ride into the Pawnee Bills Wild West Show on a mule, strumming a banjo and delighting crowds over the world with her songs.
The role has been revivied by Peggy COLEMAN, a local drug counselor and entertainer who has built a sideline career with old cowboy music, cowboy poetry, yodeling, gospel music and muppets. She plans to ride into the Pawnee Bill Ranch arena on a mule and play the banjo as "Topsie Two" during 4 Pawnee Bill Wild West Show performances on the Father's Day weekend of June 18-20.
"I learned to play the banjo from a man from Guthrie 4 months before the show last year. I learned to play it with a claw hammer and I designed my costume form pictures of the real Topsie."
While the Pawnee Ranch staff has studied the history and legends of Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show extensively, the role of Topsie was lost in the past until about 2 years ago.
Learning new types of music and roles is nothing new to Peggy, who grew up in music. Her father, Finas Elkins, sang on the radio when she was a girl and she started entertaining at that time. She came to Pawnee about 15 years ago with a gospel music group and stayed.
While she works fulltime as a drug and alcohol counselor, she has entertained Wild West Show audiences for several years during the barbecue lunch before the show. She has performed at events in communities such as Claremore, Yukon, and Dodge City, Kansas.
She is now working on a survey of 1880's trail driving music with Chuck Bishop of Illinois and Guy Logsdon, a member of the Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors and cowboy music and poetry authority of Tulsa.
Peggy is scheduled to appear twice during each show. (Photo)


June 23, 1999

Marriages: Jeremy Douglas ROBERTS, 17, Pawnee, and Jaime Michelle PRINCE, 17, Glencoe.
Darrel Lawrence RICE, legal age, and Cynthia Rae HORSECHIEF, legal age, both of Pawnee.

Divorces: Sandra J. WALLER vs. Robert C. WALLER.
Nancy SPARKS vs. William SPARKS.
Lynda Ruth YOUNG vs. Kenneth Wayne YOUNG.
Lara Kay SMITH vs. Steven Lloyd JOINER.
Andrew A. HOWELL vs. Patricia L. HOWELL

Stars & Stripes:
Navy Petty Office 1st Class Jack D. DAY, son of Jim W. DAY of Pawnee, recently graduated from the MK-41 Vertical Launching System Operation and Maintenance Class "C" School at Fleet Training Center Atlantic, Dam Neck, Virginia.
For nearly 16 weeks, Day received training on how to operate, isolate and repair the U.S. NAVY's most advanced guilded missile launching system. He was also required to study advanced elecronics, computer language, hydraulic fundamentals and explosives safety and handling.
He is a 1989 graduate of Valley Center, Kansas, High School.
Dan RAY New Police Office at Yale, Oklahoma
Dan RAY of Pawnee, has assumed his duties with the Yale Police Department, according to acting Chief Ricky GIBSON. Dan, and his wife, Julie, have moved to Yale, according to the Yale News.
He was born and reared in Pawnee and graduated from Pawnee High School and also from Northern Oklahoma College at Tonkawa. Dan and Julie are members of the Baptist Church. He is a son of Chan and Martha Ray of Pawnee.

Injured Worker Is Healing Well
Tim GRAHAM, 21, Lela, is recuperating well in the Hillcrest Burn Center in Tulsa, according to a recent report.
Graham came in contact with an electric line while working for the contractor doing demolition work on the high school auditorium last week.
According to reports, he jumped from the bucket holding him up to his work and came flaming to the ground where lifeguards from the nearby city/school pool and his foreman rushed to his aid. The local EMTs were on the job in short time giving emergency care.
The other man in the bucket with him drove himself to the local hospital for a checkup and had no serious injuries, it is understood.
Graham was first given emergency treatment at the Pawnee Municipal Hospital, then taken by Lifeflight to Hillcrest Burn Center. It is understood that he will receive some skin grafts on his leg but his foreman expects him to be back on the job before long.

Martha M. (DORL) GREGOR, 91, passed away in the Pawnee Municipal Hospital on Friday, June 18, 1999, and funeral services were held in Cleveland, Tuesday.
She was born in Pawnee on Tuesday, March 24, 1908, to Fred and Minnie (LENTZ) DORL. Martha was raised and received her education in the Pawnee and Cleveland area. After graduation from high school, she attended Draughn Business School in Tulsa.
She was united in marriage to William Charles Gregor at Pawnee on September 3, 1929. They moved from Pawnee to Cleveland in 1953 and she started working for the telephone company in 1954. She was employed there for 25 years.
Martha enjoyed gardening, sewing, fishing and also made quilts and helped others in any way possible.
She is survived by a son and daughter, 5 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents and 3 sisters - Alice Dethloff, Anna Goff, and an infant.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at Cleveland's Woodland Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Dick Rush officiating. Burial followed in Woodland Cemetery under direction of the Chapman-Black Funeral Home, Inc.

Cody (MAHSECT) HORSECHIEF, 84, passed away in Cushing, Oklahoma on Sunday, June 20, 1999 and funeral services will be held at Apache this afternoon.
Born on September 20, 1914, at Apache, Oklahoma, to Jack Mahsect and Ann (KITCHELL) Mahsect, she married Levi Spotted HORSECHIEF at Chandler, Oklahoma on September 19, 1953. They moved to Yale from Del City in 1978.
She served as a practical nurse for 15 years then went to the Indian Health Service where she worked for 10 years before retiring. She enjoyed her Indian heritage, the Native American Church, and going to powwows.
Surving is her husband, 2 sons and 2 daughters, plus an adopted son and daughter. Also 3 sisters, and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. this afternoon, Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at the First Baptist Church of Apache, Oklahoma, followed by burial in the Fairview Cemetery at Apache, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee and the Crews Funeral Home of Apache.

Marshall V. PERRY, 78, passed away Sunday, June 13, 1999 in Sand Springs and funeral services were held there Thursday.
He was born in Keystone, Oklahoma on March 5, 1921 to J.M. and Edna (VAUGHAN) Perry and moved to Pawnee as a youth in 1930 when his father became the Pawnee County Clerk. He attended school in Pawnee until the family moved to Sand Springs in 1935.
He married Melvene BORGWALD in Sand Springs on October 24, 1941. Marshall served in the U.S. Air Corps during WWII. He founded the Ark Valley Gas Company and operated it for 38 years. Because of his efforts, mainly, Sand Springs has an adequate water supply from the Skatook Lake.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, past president of the Sand Springs Rotary Club and served his community in many ways. He was president of the state L.P. Gas association, on the L.P. Gas administration for some time, was director of the Tulsa Stockyards, was director of several banks and savings and loans and was an active member of the Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum Trust Authority. He and his wife visited Pawnee often.
In 1998 he was named as Sand Springs' Hometown Hero.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister and a brother.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 17, 1999, at the First Presbyterian Church in Sand Springs at 2 p.m. followed by burial in Sand Springs' Woodland Cemetery.

Edward L. DEAN, 77, passed away in Pawnee on Monday, June 21, 1999 and funeral services will be held at the Glencoe cemetery on Tuesday, June 29, 1999.
He was born on December 11, 1921 near Glencoe, Oklahoma to Armond Russell Dean and Della Odessa (KLUTSENBEKER) Dean.
Hazel M. FLORA became his bride on June 5, 1941, at Stillwatr and they lived in the Glencoe area until moving to the Skedee area in 1945. They made Pawnee their home in 1954 and continued to live here where he was a welder and rancher until he retired.
Surviving is his wife of 58 years, plus 2 daughters and 2 sons, 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 3 sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at 3 p.m. at graveside at the Glencoe (South) Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Copeland officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Mary Ellen (BREWER) CAMPBELL, 76, passed away in Pawnee on Tuesday, June 22, 1999, and funeral services will be held here on Friday. She was born in Pawnee County to Bud Brewer and Stella L. (DILLETT) Brewer on October 14, 1922.
Mary married Andrew (Andy) F. Campbell at Fairfax, Oklahoma on February 21, 1942 and they moved to Pawnee from Stillwater in 1982.
She worked at OSU in Stillwater as cook and housekeeper. During WWII she taught school and also cooked for the Forestry Department Firefighters Camp. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Surviving is her husband, a son, 4 sisters and a brother. She was preceded in death by her parents.
The Rev. Albert May of the Perkins First Baptist Church will officiate at the 10 a.m. funeral on Friday, June 25, 1999 at the Poteet Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Masham Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Angela RUTLEDGE To Become Bride of Timothy B. RATLIFF, June 26
Mr. and Mrs. Ed DILLHOFF of Arlington, Texas are announcing the approaching marriage of their daughter, Angela Marie Rutledge to Timothy Bryan Ratliff. Tim is the son of Dr. and Mrs. H.L. Ratliff of Norman, formerly of Pawnee.
The couple will exchange wedding vows in a ceremony June 26, 1999 at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport, Texas. The bride-elect has three children, Brian, 14, Brittany, 10, and Julie, 7. She is employed by the First American Bank in Bridgeport, Texas.
The groom is a 1983 graduate of Pawnee High School and is currently employed by Bridgeport ISD as a teacher and coach. The couple plan to reside in Paradise, Texas.

LASATER Reunion
The family of Bill and Myrtle Lasater gathered at the Pawnee Bill Ranch Sunday, May 30 for their 11th annual family reunion, with 72 members attending.
Jim Hayes charcoaled hamburgers and entertainment was provided by Karaoke Joes, with singing by Schwan Brett Lasater, Lindsi Boyd, Richie Boyd, and Jamie, Lacie Worthington and Crystal Snow. Alan Lasater gave his Karaoke demonstration.
Patty Lasater made a large cake that was served with homemade ice cream.
Opal Simmons was the member present who had been with the family the longest. Bess Wisley and Ray Lasater traveled the furtherest distance. Ernie Sims and Hunter Lasater were the youngest members present. Lynn Lasater and Bill Lasater had the most family members present. Alan Lasater received the gift for his 1998 Karaoke demonstration. Door prizes were awarded, pictures were taken, and videos made.
Attending were Lynn and Colleen Lasater, Jackie Lasater, Keith, Patty, Alicia and Jerrod Lasater, Brett, Judith Lasater, Bridgette and Aspen, Kirtis, Kimmey and Hunter Lasater and Veronica Troutman of Jennings;
Opal Simmons, Roy and Janie Sims, Roy Jr., Cathy, Zack and Ernie Sims of Sand Springs; Jim and Alma Hayes of Yale; Zane, Janet, Alan and Barbara Lasater, Bobby, Kelly, Katie and Kelsi Lasater of Oilton;
Jerry and Edna Boyd, Lindsi Boyd, Rickie Boyd, Tami and Bryan of Ponca City; Mike, Gloria, Chad and Andrew Dayton of Medford; Keith, Brent and Brook Lasater of Mannford; Rex and Audrey Lasater, Danny and Pamela Zorella of Helena; Nathan Lasater of Goltry; Beth and Kara Hatfield and Lacie Worthington of Sapulpa; Iwilla, Schwan and Crystal Snow of Glenpool, Bruce, Kris and Kelley Wisley of Tulsa; and Mona Jones of Inola.
Those from out-of-state were: Bess Wisley of Phoenix, Arizona; Ray Lasater of Colleyville, Texas; Bob and Bonnie Kongable of Rhome, Texas; and Diona Neely and Levina Wilson of Lions, Kansas.

PERRY Reunion
Rosie Perry TURNER and Sybil Perry HATFIELD hosted a Perry family reunion and fish fry, June 19 in Pawnee.
Honored visitors were their oldest sister, Ethel Kemp, 98, from Midwest City, sisters Anna Foxworthy and Lou Stalling from Stockton, California; and brother Harold Perry and wife Alma from Boonville, California.
Others attending were Ray and Lori Rickey, Clovis, California; Leroy Perry, Cathy and sons, Michael and David, Ukiah, California; LaJetta Ferrell, Vanessa and LaRisa Wilcox, Pataskala, Ohio; Warren and Sherri Foxworthy, the Woodlands, Texas; Neal and Mary Foxworthy, Boulder, Colorado; Donald, Linda, Travis and Garrett Hatfield, Stillwater, Joe and Lenora Holland, Endi; Donny, Sandy and Pauge Warlick, Muskogee; Perry Lee Warlick, Midwest City.
And from Pawnee: Rose Mary, Glen, Glena and Bill Weaver and Glena's friend, Brandy Brian, Deloris and Jerry Sweeny, Karen, Ray Jr., Jennifer, Nicklas and Tyler Turner, Darrell, Darlene and Trista Woodward, Jim, Tammy, Misty, Raymond, Jamie and Ian Austin, Stacy, Christifer and Clayton Austin, Susie and Josh.

Black News - Reba ELSTON

Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Quanita HAYES and family in the death of her brother, Jimmy PORTER.

Masham News - Pat MCALISTER

Alta MOON went to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Moon's in Ralston on Saturday afternoon and visited with their granddaughter, Adrian, of Catoosa and Mrs. Marie Forbes.

Carl and Billie CASEY went to Owasso on Sunday to visit Gayla, Bob, Leslie and Stephen BANE.

Skedee News - Barbara WALKER

Pansy (BAKER) STECKER, of Tulsa passed away last week. She is a former resident and student of Skedee.

Nate and Katherine BILYEU and Beverly MENNEM attended the funeral service at the Woodale Assembly of God Curch in Tulsa Friday for Pansy Stecker.

Billie ARMSTRONG enjoyed the Wilson Family Reunion Sunday at Eufaula. Her daughter, Angie CLINE, of Norman came Saturday and spent Sunday with her Dad, Ralph, while her Mom attended the reunion.

Jr. BELL visited his Mom, Hazel BELL, during the weekend.

The MCCORMICK children gathered Sunday in honor of their Dad, Jim, Michelle and Anthony Haden, Sherri, Mitch and Breanda, Terri Applegate, granddaughters, Holly and Brooke spent Sunday night and Monday.

Lillie BOWMAN of Stillwater spent several days with her sister, Juanita, then they traveled to Lillie's home and extended their visit.

Friday was a surprise birthday party for Debbie ROBINSON hosted by husband Chris and her children. Attending was her Mom, Juanita Vance, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Vance, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Vance, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Vance and children and Mr. and Mrs. Randy Edwards and children.

Sunday, Floyd and Barbara WALKER met their daughter, Sheila Walker-Echard for lunch for Father's Day.

Indian News

Deepest sympathy to the Levi HORSECHIEF family in the loss of his wife Cody. Our prayers are with the family.

Aaron Jo ADSON visited his Great Uppit and Ucca on Wednesday. He weighs 14 pounds and is the cutest baby in Maramec.

Gunner is visiting his Grandma Leslie TEFERTILLER for an extended vacation at this time.

Ivy PRATT is vacationing in North Carolina with her daughter, Yvonne.


June 30, 1999

Marriages: Ryan WARD, 20, and Wendi WHITTENBURG, 21, both of Cleveland.

Divorces: Katrina NICHOLSON vs. Christopher NICHOLSON.
Floyd James HIGHTOWER, Jr. vs. Darla Kaye HIGHTOWER.

(Mr.) Shirley G. BRANT, 77, former Ralston resident, passed away on Saturday, June 26, at Ft. Smith, Arkansas and funeral services were held in Muldrow and Ralston on Tuesday.
He was born at Ralston, Oklahoma on July 23, 1921 to Frank and Emma (TETER) BRANT and graduated from Ralston High School and Oklahoma A&M (now OSU). He was married to Velma N. MEDLOCK on March 23, 1951 at Van Buren, Arkansas.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, a cattle rancher and a protestant by religion. He was member of the Sallisaw Masonic Lodge, a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Consistory. Survivors include his wife, a daughter and 2 sons, 8 grandchildren and 3 broters.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 sisters: Ana Greenshield, Gladys Capstick and Ilena Laughter and a brother, Darrell Brant.
Funeral services were held at the Agent Chapel in Muldrow at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 1999 with the Rev. Loyd Graham officiating. Burial was in Ralston's Riverside Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Agent Funeral Home, Inc., of Muldrow.

Kenneth Ivan STEELE, 80, died Saturday, June 26, 1999, at Burkburnett, Texas, and graveside services were held here Tuesday.
He was born on October 18, 1918 in Yale, Oklahoma, to Columbus Washington Steele and Cora Love (BYMER) Steele and was raised in Bristow, Oklahoma. He enjoyed spending his summers with his uncle, Roy Bymer, and fishing along Black Bear Creek.
He and Ruth JUEDEMAN were married on June 1, 1943 in Edna, Oklahoma. He was drafted in 1942 and attended officer candidate school. He served in France and Germany during WWII and served in Korea from 1950 to 1952, retiring from the Air Force as a Lt. Colonel in 1969. After retirement, he worked for the J.W. Bibb company in construction. Surviving is his wife and 3 sons, a daughter, and 11 grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 12 noon on Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery with Dr. Robert Jeffress officiating. Burial was under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Nellie Eugenia (MCCLURG) WOOLERY, 84, passed away at Mt. Vernon, Missouri, on Friday, June 25, 1999, and funeral services were held at Highland Cemetery, Monday.
Born on May 27, 1915, in Oakland, California, to Maud (BROWNING) MCCLURG and James Ara MCCLURG, she spent her early childhood years near Glasgow, Montana, where her father homesteaded. The family moved to Oklahoma in 1929 and lived in the Lela and Morrison communities.
"Genia" as she was affectionately known most of her life, and Ernest WOOLERY were married on December 23, 1933. They resided in the Watchhorn community where Ernest worked in the oil fields until 1959. The family moved to Marland, Oklahoma, where Ernest passed away in 1960.
She worked as a bookkeeper, a seamstress, cashier, Marland Town Clerk, secretary to the Marland School Superintendent, Marland Tag Agent. She moved to Mt. Vernon, Missouri in 1980 where a son and his family live. She worked in the Foster Grandparent program there and also helped in his NAPA store, but preferred working with children, both at church and school.
She is survived by a daughter, 2 sons, 3 grandchilden, 4 step-grandchildren, a sister, and several step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 3 brothers: Maloy, Lawrence, and Daniel McClurg, and son-in-law, George Melville.
Graveside funeral services were held at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, June 28, 1999 with the Rev. Charles Keim officiating. The service was under direction of te Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Betty Jane (TILLETT) HARP, 74, passed away at Ponca City, Oklahoma on Sunday, June 27, and funeral services will be held in Fairfax this afternoon.
She was born on June 29, 1924, in Salina, Kansas, to Burton Eutes TILLETT and Daveda Dean (MILLESON) Tillett and was married to Clarence R. Harp, who preceded her in death on April 30, 1998.
Mrs. Harp, a homemaker, had lived in Fairfax for over 30 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church at Ralston, Oklahoma. Surviving is a son, 2 stepsons, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, a sister and three brothers.
The Rev. Charles Webb will officiate at the graveside service at the Fairfax Cemetery at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 30, 1999, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Thank You - CAMPBELL
We are sincerely grateful to friends and neighbors for their many kind acts of sympathy during our sad bereavement. A special thanks to Pastor Albert May, the doctors and staff of Pawnee Municipal Hospital, the Poteet Funeral Home, and Hospice. Our appreciation cannot be adequately expressed. The family of Mary Ellen Campbell

Mr. and Mrs. Buddy GRIPE Will Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Buddy and Laverne GRIPE, of Maramec, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Saturday, July 3. Their children will host the event from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Fellowship Hall in Maramec.
The couple was married on July 2, 1949 in Pawnee. Their children are Tommy Gripe of Yale; Cynthia Bowman of Ripley; Carolyn Kitchen of Cushing; and Dale Gripe of Maramec.
Mr. Gripe is a retired carpenter of 37 years, and Mrs. Gripe is a retired meat wrapper and homemaker. The Gripe's have resided in Maramec since 1955.
An open invitation is extended to family and friends. The family has requested no gifts, please. (Photo)

Kimberly WARREN - Jon REEL Vows Exchanged June 12
Kimberly Dawn Warren became the bride of Jon Stephen Reel in a 6:00 p.m. ceremony Saturday, June 12, 1999 at the Bible Baptist Church in Pawnee. Pastor Larry Christy officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Jody Warren of Pawnee. She isthe granddaughter of Marvin and Lola Warren of Pawnee, Bob Layton of Perry, the late Shirley Sisco, and Bill and Donna Sisco of Morrison.
The groom is the son of Wayne and Mary Johnson and Charles D. Reel, Jr. of Cleveland. He is the grandson of Thelma and Scott Askew, the late Norma Reel, and Donald Reel.
Pianist Dona Bruce provided music for the ceremony. The couple was married in a setting of mauve, burgundy and real flowers with gold double horsehoe accents. Burgundy and teal swags adorned the walls, and mauve and teal bows marked the pews.
Escorted by her father, the bride chose a white satin gown appropriate for a summer wedding, featuring an off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline. Appliqued daisies, sequins and pearls covered the bodice and flowed beyond the waistline onto the skirt. Lare satin bows were spaced evenly around the skirt. Her fingertip veil of illusion was attached to a floral spray.
The bride carried a bouquet featuring a starburst of teal satin roses and streamers and babies breath surround a center of white daisies. Mauve flowers, babies breath, and pearl sprays accented the bouquet.
Maid of honor was April Warren, cousin of the bride. She wore a backless dress of burgundy lace featuring a bow at the back waist. Nathan Johnson, brother of the groom, served as best man. The groom and best man were attired in black tuxedos with teal accents.
Sierra Foreman was flower girl. She wore a burgundy dress with white petticoat, white shoes, and a white headband with teal and white flowers. Ring bearer was Colt Foreman. Christi Dollarhide attended the guest book.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the First National Bank Community Room. The bride's table featured a three-tiered wedding cake with fountain, decorated with iridescent bead accents. The groom's cake was a double horseshoe. Traci and Christy Dollarhide attended the reception table.
Following a wedding trip to Tulsa, Tahlequah and the Illinois River, the couple has established a home in Pawnee. (PHOTO)

Kathy PICKERING - Brent MOFFER Will Exchange Vows July 3rd
Mrs. Theresa Pickering of Pawnee is announcing the approaching marriage of her daughter, Kathy DeAnn Pickering, to Brent David Moffer. Kathy is also the daughter of the late Harry Pickering, Sr. The groom is the son of the late Eddy and Hazel Moffer of Chandler, Oklahoma.
The couple will exchange wedding vows in a double-ring ceremony at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 3, 1999 at the Pawnee Indian Baptist Church. The bride is employed by the Pawnee Indian Health Center. The groom is employed by the Department of Agriculture. Following their wedding, the couple will reside in Perry.
An open invitation is extended to family and friends to attend the ceremony.

Krista LONG - Roy LAVICKY United in Marriage June 5
Krista Long and Roy Lavicky, Stillwater, were united in marriage June 5, 1999 at Sunnybrook Christian Church in Stillwater. The Rev. Norman Richmond, Highland Park Free Will Baptist Church of Stillwater, officiated the 2:00 p.m. double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bobby and Marcia Long, Stillwater. She is the granddaughter of Melvin and Pat Goff, Joe Long and the late Ruth Long, all of Pawnee. The groom is the son of Frances Lavicky and Harvey Lavicky, Enid.
The bride chosse a traditional wedding gown of white satin. The fitted bodice featured an illusion neckline enhanced with lace and pearls. Long puffed satin sleeves over sheering were accented with satin bows. The open heart-shaped back was draped with pearl droplets, with the six-foot train cascading from a large satin bow. Her fingertip veil of illusion was attached to a halo of flowers. The bridal bouquet was a large cascade of white and mauve roses and greenery.
The bride chose her brother, Robert Long, to be her man-of-honor. Bridesmaids were Maegan Rowland, Newcastle; Stephenie Long, Stillwater; Angela Waken, Enid; and Lori Venable, Tulsa. The groom chose his brother, Harvey Lavicky, Jr., to be his best man. Groomsmen were Pete Ramos, Enid; Brian Eshleman, Enid; Josh Lavicky, Kaw City; and Charlie Cagle, Stillwater.
Flower girls were Carli Waken, Enid; Anna Cartmell, Broken Arrow. John Waken of Enid was the ring bearer. Megan Lavicky and Ali Waken attended the guest book. Rachel Cartmell handed out bird seed flowers.
Following the ceremony a dance reception was held at the Best Western in Stillwater. Reception attendants were Marsha Robins and Carmen Cagle.
Following a wedding trip to Cozumel, the newlyweds have established a home in Stillwater. (Photo)

CATHER Reunion
The 32nd Ben and Inez CATHER Reunion was held June 27 at Heyburn Lake. Thirty-four attended the gathering.
Attending from out of state were: Ben and Lou Cather of Richardson, Texas; their granddaughter, Megan Wise and friend Jessie Cane of Lincoln, Bebraska; and Vineta Weaters of San Angelo, Texas. Others: Beth Cather of Cushing; Oleva Cather of Kellyville, Bob and Pat Cather of Cleveland; Robert, Renee, Rhiannon and Rebecca and Bobby Cather, Rollan and Wa and Anderson of Bixby; Lois Rogers, Warren, April, Olivia and Jenny Wood of Bristow.
Charles and Grace Cather, Linda Cather and son Jonathan, her friend Ron Garrison, Kenny Robinson and son Derek, all of Stillwater; Leland Bertam of Jennings; Don Derruisseaux and Ida Grace Rupert from Pawnee, Bud Cather of Woodward, Fred and Marilyn Robinson of Drumright.

Skedee News - Barbara WALKER

Rachele WALKER, of Moore, has been visiting her grandparents, Floyd and Barbara Walker, June 25-29. She swam in the Pawnee pool and is taking a sunburn to Sand Springs. She learn how to hang up clothes and wash raw veggies.

Mr. and Mrs. Dax AGUILAR and daughters visited his grandmother, Theda Rae Harshbarger this weekend.

Juanita VANCE and sister, Lillie BOWMAN of Stillwater, met their sister, Myrtle Bowman and Aunt Bell in Enid and they traveled to Hurst, Texas; and spent Wednesday through Sunday at South Lake.

Brothers Selected For National Internships in Washington, D.C.
Nathan H. YOUNG, IV and John Chapman YOUNG, Tahlequah, are among 39 American Indian students who have been selected nationwide for the National Washington Internships for Native American Students Program at American University in Washington, D.C.
Both brothers have been placed in top level administrative offices of the U.S. Government for their work experience. Nathan's internship placement is with the Office of Secretary of Health and Human Services, Donna Shalala. A presidential initiative directed to Shalala's office on health of Native Americans has been assigned to Nathan as his research project.
John's internship is with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services. His research project is to report on the health of Native American people and his report will be made to the Surgeon General.
Nathan and John are members of the Pawnee, Kowa and Delaware tribes and the sons of Nathan and Carol Young, Tahlequah and the grandsons of Bernice Chapman and the late Thomas Chapman.
Nathan graduates from the University of Oklahoma in December and John is a junior at Northeastern State University. Upon graduation from college, both plan to attend law school. (Photo)

Blackburn News - La Rene AKERS

Congratulations - Jeremy ROBERTS and Jaime PRICE were married Saturday, June 19 at the Assembly of God Church in Pawnee.

Saturday, June 26 Alvin and Frankie FUNKHOUSER went to the Fritz Osborn Family Reunion at Ponca City.

Bernice STRADER went to Cleveland to see sister, Dorothy HALL Saturday. Walter and Glenda Strader visited Saturday evening to show mother their brand new pickup. Sunday morning, Walter and Luke came brought fresh corn for Bernice and family.

Dorris DAWES and schoolmate, Ella FREEMAN, Maramec went to a school reunion at Burbank, Sunday. Ella graduated in '37 and Doris in '38. Three people in Doris' class were present: Edmund Gates, Juanita Barrett, and Doris. They had a wonderful time!

Irene MCKILL fell in her garden Friday. I hear she wasn't hurt too bad.

Indian News:

Attending the wedding of Suzy KNIFECHIEF and Warren SNELL on Saturday were Mae McGlaslin and family of Enid, Dr. Charley and family of Claremore and David "Beaver" Lester of Colorado. Suzy chose the tribal campgrounds for her wedding.


July 7, 1999

1999-2000 Pawnee Indian Homecoming Princess - Miss Kacie PRATT was selected during festivities last Friday night. She is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Bruce Pratt.

Marriages: Sharif Raymond FRTICHMAN, 23, and Shelly Lee RUSHTON, 21, both of Maramec.

Divorces: Nancy C. PRATT vs. Calvin J. PRATT.
Andrew A. HOWELL vs. Patricia L. HOWELL.
Sandra Lee NEWPORT vs. Jess Wayne NEWPORT.

Justin Lee CAVETT, 28, died in Perry, Oklahoma on Monday, June 28, 1999, and funeral services were held here Thursday. He died as a result of a work-related accident.
He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 24, 1970, to Richard and Beveryly (TANNAHILL) Cavett and grew up in Stillwater, Oklahoma where he attended and graduated from high school in 1988.
He worked as an electrical lineman in Bartlesville and Stillwater before going to work for the city of Perry at their electric department in 1996.
Surving are his parents, a sister, and his grandmother. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Earl and Ruby Cavett, and grandfather, Alfred TANNAHILL, an uncle, Leonard JUSTUS, and cousin, Trey BRUCE.
The Rev. Larry Stafford officiated at the 2 p.m. funeral service at the Pawnee First Baptist Church on Thursday, July 1, 1999, followed by burial in Pawnee's Highland Cemetery, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Jessie Mildred (WHITLOW) TODD, 88, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 1999, at Stillwater and funeral services were held here Monday, July 5, 1999.
She was born in Reeds, Missouri on December 1, 1910 to Robert Owen Whitlow and Edna Mae (HARRISON) Whitlow and moved to the Pawnee area as a cild. Mildred and Richard Aaron (Dick) Todd were married on December 21, 1929 and they farmed near Pawnee until he died on August 29, 1996. That year she moved to Stillwater, where she lived until her passing.
She was a member of the First Christian Church of Pawnee and was a member of the quilting club. She worked as a telephone operator in Pawnee for some time, and then was receptionist - bookkeeper for the late Dr. Melvin Arthurs in Pawnee for several years.
Surving are 2 sons, a daughter, 6 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, plus a sister and a brother. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, 2 sisters and 3 brothers.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 5, 1999, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel in Pawnee at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Greg Whitlow officiating. Interment followed in Pawnee's Highland Cemetery, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee. (Photo)

Hilda HOWELL Services Pend
Long time Pawnee Indian Hospital nurses aid and LPN Hilda Belle (TAYLOR) HOWELL, 75, passed away in Tulsa Regional Medical Center Tuesday afternoon, July 6, 1999.
Mrs. Howell retired from the Pawnee Indian Health Center after 35 years of service. Funeral services are pending at Poteet Funeral Home.

Thelma STONEROAD Services Friday
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 9, for Thelma STONEROAD, 81, who passed away at an Oklahoma City hospital, Tuesday.
She was a member of the Pawnee tribe. The Poteet Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and the service will be held in the Poteet Chapel here.

Thank You
The family of Ed DEAN would like to thank everyone for their friendship and support during our recent loss. A special thank you to all who brought food and for all the cards phone calls. We appreciated it so much.

Thank You
Thank you so much for all the prayers, cards, and phone calls while I was in the hospital. We appreceiated your thoughtfulness. Lorene WHEATLEY

Audrey DENIS - Dr. David EAST United in Marriage May 29th
The wedding of Miss Audrey Dennis and Dr. David East was an event of May 29th 1999 at 4:00 p.m. at Meditations in Stillwater. The bride and groom were married by Bishop David Rasmussen of the Henryetta Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The bride is the daughter of Bob and Betty Nell Denis and the granddaughter of Kenneth and Minerva KELLEY and Edna Dennis and the late Marshel Dennis, all of Pawnee.
The groom is the so of Larry and Cathy FREDRICK of Oklahoma City and Bill and Beverly East of Kerrville, Texas.
The bride was escorted down the aise by two of her brothers, Gary Wayne Dennis and Robert Dennis. The aisle was draped on both sides with cobalt blue ribbon and large cobalt blue lighted candles.
he bride wore a floor-length gown made of silk. The dress featured a off-the-shoulder neckline ad the princess cut bodice was a basket weave encrusted with pearls at each corner. The back had minature silk covered buttons and the full silk skirt fell into a cathedral length train. The round pearl headpiece allowed her hair ringlets to cascade over it. To stay with the tradition of something borrowed, she wore the pearls her mother wore on her wedding day, which were give to her by her mother and father.
The bridal bouquet was three dozen white roses intermingled with blue belladonnas.
The bride's sister, Karla Ann Dennis, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kellie Bryant, cousin of the bride, Randi Erikson and Yvone Giaude, friends of the bride. They were attired in deep dark blue floor length dresses. The straight line, princess cut dresses featured a low cut square back with roses at the base above the waist. The bride's attendants each carried a smaller version of the bridal bouquet.
The groom chose his father, Bill East, to serve as best man. Groomsmen were Tom Banks, Davin Harroway and Bruce Cornett. They were all attired in black tuxedos.
Flower girls were Jaimie Franks, cousin of the bride and Tambrey Allen of Henryetta. They wore ivory shantung dresses with box pleats and blue ribbon on the bodices.
Ushers were Gary Wayne Dennis, Robert Denis, and Michael Dennis. Michael Dennis also gave the reading during the wedding and Renda Chubb, David's sister, read a poem at the end of the ceremony. Deise Beagle attended the guest book.
A reception and dance for guests were held following the ceremony. The bride's table featured a cake decorated with white pearls and real white roses and blue belladonnas. The groom's cake was chocolate with chocolate-covered strawberries.
Following a wedding trip to Costa Rica, the newlyweds are at home in Pittsburg, Kansas, where Audrey is employed as a registered dietician and David is a emergency room doctor at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Pittsburg. (Photo)

Wendy STONE to Become Bride of Kelly MURPHY, Jr., July 17th
Wendy Michele STONE, Fairfax, will become the bride of Kelly Andrew MURPHY Jr., Glencoe, in a ceremony July 17, 1999 at the First Christian Church in Fairfax. The Rev. George WESTON will officiate at the 7:00 p.m. ceremony.
Parents of the bride are Walter and Ginger GIBSON of Fairfax, and Patrick and Mary STONE of Ralston. Her grandparents are Betty Stone of Ralston and H.M. Stone of Cushing.
The groom is the son of Kelly and Donna MURPHY, Sr. of Glencoe, Zola Murphy of Glencoe and Mr. and Mrs. Robert CRONK of Ada are his grandparents.
Wendy graduated from Woodland High School in 1995. Kelly is a 1995 graduate of Glencoe High School. Both are seniors at Oklahoma State University. (Photo)

Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. BUNTIN To Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Louis and Velma BUNTIN of Olathe, Kasas, formerly of Pawnee, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 17, 1999 at an Open House hosted by their children. The celebration will be held from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church, 520 S. Harrison in Olathe.
Louis E. Buntin and Velma L. BERG were united in marriage July 21, 1949 by the Rev. Erest Hitt at his home in Pawnee.
Louis attended West Poing grade school, south of Pawnee. He was a marble, tile and stone mason, and a member in the International Union for 46 years.
Velma attended Union Star grade school east of Pawnee and graduated from Pawnee High School, where she was a member of the PHS band and the alumni band. She is a homemaker, donates time to Girl Scouts and is an active member of Olathe Christian Women's Club.
Their children are Deborah Bryant, Hillsboro, Oregon; Nancy Haney and husband, Stephen, San Antonio, Texas; and Louis Buntin Jr. and wife Sandra, Olathe, Kansas. They have 5 grandchildren.  (Photo)

DORL Reunion
Fifty-seven descendants of Fredrick and Minnie (LANTZ) DORL held their annual reunion at the Cushing Community Youth Center June 26.
The group enjoyed a large meal, looking at pictures of past reunions and old pictures of the Dorl and Lantz families taken in the 1800's and early 1900's. As a bonus Edwin and LuElla DETHLOFF and Wayne and Shirley DETHLOFF had put together a biography of the families starting at 1821 to the early 1900s, through genealogy research over the years.
Those attending the reunion were: Leona Hyatt, Irving, Texas; Linda and Willie Baridge, Ovilla, Texas; Edwin and LuElla Dethloff, Sherill and Bethany Glasoe, Teresa Kendal, Brandon Woodham, Kevin Barrett, Brady Ravellette, Cushing; Melving and Pat Goff, Jim and Edna Mae Radley, Pawnee; Bob and Marcia Long, Stillwater.
JoAnn Ward, Roxana, Christie, Jason, Justin and Jerry Senseman, Mike and CeciLea and Thomas Wright, Ponca City; Do and Mildred Shaull, Ala, Angie Shaull, George, Sandra, Kyle and Aubree McKinzie, Pryor; Lewis, Phyliss, John and Jeremy McLemore, Muskogee; Larry and Marlyn Dorl, Grove; Lori, Dacia and Dustin Richardson, Barry Caren, Misti and Amelia Detholoff, Oklahoma City; Jane and Dustin Miller, Stroud; Don and Gaynell Lawson, Tulsa; Tracy, Scott, and Jacobe Dorl, Newkirk; and Mel and Magan Rowland of Newcastle.

MINNEY - GORHAM Reunion
The annual Minney-Gorham reunion was held in June at the Jennings school. A covered dish luncheon was served at noon, followed by an afternoon of visitig and admiring a scrapebook made by Naomi EWY.
The death of Alen Minney of Hot Springs, Arkansas was reported. Births acknowledge were that of Braxton Dontae Jones, son of Gini and David Jones, and Averea Cox, daughter of Crystal and Preston Cox.
Attending were Lucille Long, Melvin and Naomi Ewy, ad Nancy and Dee Courtney, Perry; Paul and Alma Pennington, Jan Friends, Waltina and Cecil Day, Pawnee; Arthur and Violet Whiles, Lola and Charlie Fixmer, Crystal, Preston and Averea Cox, Cleveland; David Deane Ann and Bailee Barnes, Staci Good, Maramec; Arthur and Betty Minney, Maramec; Deloris Adkins, Cusing; Jim and Carol Whills, Barnsdall, Wallace Minney, Missouri; Delmar and Betty Minnie, Misty, Aubrey and Dylan Gateley, Gary, Sharon and Gary J. Eberle, and Bobby Minney.

Honored with Reception - Carolyn HARRELL, OSU Extension Secretary, was honored with a reception Wednesday, June 30, upon her retirement of 31 years with the OSU Extension Service. (Photo)

Blackburn News By LaRene AKERS

Walter D. ANDREWS, Jr. died in his home Jue 25, 1999 He was buried in Sapulpa o Jue 30. His is survived by his wife, Patty Smith Andrews. She is the daughter of Jack ad Ginger SMITH, Pawnee. Cindy ROBERTS was the vocalist at the service.

Robin and Jim SCOTT are the happy parents of a new son, Tuff Tyrel. He weighed in at 7 pounds, 14 ounces. He was bor Wednesday, June 30 at Pawnee Hospital and measured 22" long. To welcome Tuff home were his brothers and sister: Coda, Stormi, Stoney and Lance, also Grandma Jeanie and Granpa Oda Burger.

Alexander Douglas Roberts, 7 pound 9 ounces, also made his appearance June 30. The parents are Jamie and Jeremy ROBERTS. He was born in the Pawnee Hospital. Four babies were born the same day, what a busy doctor!

Ted and Jane OSBORN's granddaughter, Summer CRAIG, and friend, Jason, from Texas, visited over the 4th of July weekend.

Leoda GLASGOW is expecting her granddaughter, Krystal and Larry MOORE and family, Patricia, Tyler and Destanie, from Whiterman Air Force Base in Missouri. They will stay over the weekend.

Reba ELSTON spent Friday and Saturday in Ponca City with her sons, Larry and Billy Elston.


August 4, 1999

Marriages: Ronald E. FIGUEROA, 32, and Natalie F. STEWART, 26, both of Cleveland.

Divorces: Randi Ann SESALEM vs. Ashraf Haider SESALEM.

Mary (MARTIN) FUGATE, 91, probably Pawnee County's longest serving county officer, passed away at Edmond, Oklaoma, on Thursday, July 29, 1999 and funeral services were held Monday.
She was born in Pawnee County on October 22, 1907, to Clarence Creig MARTIN and Anna Oval (SCHAFER) Martin and lived in Pawnee County most of her life. She attended school in Maramec and became a Baptist there at the age of 13.
She married Roy E. FUGATE on April 26, 1925, at Maramec and he preceded her in death on June 9, 1943. She and her children continued to farm after his death until she was elected as Pawnee County Clerk in 1946, serving for 12 years. Then she was deputy County Treasurer and was elected as County Treasurer in 1962, serving until retiring in 1975 for a total of 27 years service to the county.
She moved to Edmond and lived in the Oklahoma Christian Apartments since 1987 and was an active volunteer in many programs there and at the Highland Park Baptist church where she was an active member.
Surviving is a son and 3 daughters, all of Edmond, Oklahoma, plus 14 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister and 2 brothers. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, a sister, 3 brothers, 2 grandchildren, one great grandchild and a son-in-law.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. at the Highland Park Baptist Church at Edmond with the pastor, The Rev. Joe Rhodes, officiating. Burial was in the Maramec IOOF Cemetery at 3 p.m. that afternoon, all under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Delmer J. MENNEM, 85, father of Pawnee banker, Lynn MENNEM, passed away on Saturday, July 31, 1999, and funeral services were eld at Medford, Tuesday. He was born on October 13, 1913, at Oglesby, Illinois, to Henry and Anna (CASFORD) MENNEM and died at the Wakita, Oklahoma Health Center.
Delmer spent most of his life farming in the Medford area where he moved as a young boy. He married Grace Marie CLINE on October 10, 1935 and she passed away in 1984. He married Ailene HUBBARD in 1985. His winter home was in Aransas Pass, Texas.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Medford and received his 50 year pin from the Medford Masonic Lodge #108 this spring. Surviving is his wife, 2 sons and their wifes, plus a sister and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace, his parents and a son, Gary MENNEM.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 3, 1999, in the Rosemound Cemetery, Medford, with the Reverend Bobby Smith officiating. Arrangements were made by the Hills-Ely Funeral Home of Medford.

Thank You - CONARRO
The family of Charles CONARRO wishes to express our heartfelt appreciation for the many flowers, cards, calls, visits, food and numerous other acts of kindness shown to us, both during Charles's illnness and following his passing. We thank Rev. PULTS for his words of comfort, the pallbearers, and the Poteet Funeral Home staff. Thank you to the Pawnee and Fairfax Methodist women for the delicious meal provided after the service. God bless you all.

Dedicated to the children of Thelma STONEROAD and Hilda HOWELL
God saw she was getting tired, and a cure was not to be.
o he put his arms around her and whispered "Come with me."
With tearful eyes we watched her suffer and saw her fade away.
Although we couldn't bear to lose her, we could not bid her to stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, ard working hands laid to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. - Anonymous

Skedee News - By Barbara WALKER

Lee YATES, of Wynonna, passed away Saturday and his funeral was held Wednesday at 10:00 at the Hominy Cemetery. He is the brother-in-law of Treva MARTIN and brother of Melissa FUNKHOUSER. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to his family and may our Lord comfort them as only He can.

Birthday greetings are extended to: Betty KITCHEN, Shane NUTTLE, Floyd WALKER, DeWayne WALKER, Jean LARUE, Nancy BRIEN, Bert Wayne HARSHBARGER, Diedre MORRIS, Beverly WELKER, Little Daisy BERNET, and C.J. WELKER.

Last week Maxine PECKENPAUGH celeberated her 70th birthday, it was posted 80th, sorry about that Maxine, next year we'll put 60th so it wil balance out!

Wednesday, great granddaughters Lauryn and Tori FUNKHOUSER had lunch with R.B. and Gayle FUNKHOUSER. Later in the afternoon, Paul Lee WALENCIAK of Edmond visited and Carl FUNKHOUSER dropped by.

Etta Jo TUCKER and Oliver MCDOUGAL's guest Sunday was Wesley SPEARS of Cushing for lunch and an afternoon of visiting.

Donna Pat CHADWELL of Burbank and her brother, Jr. BELL of Oklahoma City, visited their mother, Hazel BELL over the weekend.

Wednesday, Joe Don and Donna COLCLAZIER, of Blackburn, ate dinner with his grandparents, Earl and Helen COLCLAZIER. He returned Saturday for a visit and Josh Colclazier visited with them Sunday.

Betty KITCHEN visited her daughter, Peggy LONG and family Thursday through Sunday.

Mary BANNING returned from a tour of Europe with her Aunt June TUCKER. They visited England, Switzerland, Italy and France.

The SANDERS reunion in Perry Sunday was held at the Elk's Lodge. Attending from this area were: Mary SULLINS, Henry SANDERS, Nadine and Bob WOLF and Brooke JONES. There were 70 in attendance, descendants of Henry and Clara SANDERS.

Floyd and Barbara WALKER, Ron and Karen WALKER, Rachele and Kyle, Sheila and Steve ECHARD spent their vacation in Hawaii this past week. Visited only two islands. It was fantastic, but the fellowship with family was the best.

Wilma BRADLEY To BE Honored August 15th
The family of Wilma BRADLEY and the United Methodist Women of Pawnee are inviting friends and relatives of Mrs. Wilma Bradley to attend a reception celebrating her 90th birthday. The reception will be held Sunday, August 15, 1999 from 2:00 until 3:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church, 6th and Forest Street, Pawnee.
Wilma Bradley was born in a log cabin on Indian Land in the Pawnee area on August 21, 1909 to "Papa" William Penn CULVER and Marybelle Culver. She was the third born of seven children, six of whom are still living. Her grandma MARTIN gave her the nickname of "Little Willie."
She attended the Sagerville country school through the eighth grade and graduated with honors from Pawnee High School in 1927. She then attended Bott's Business College in Ponca City.
Her first job was with the local newspaper, which at that time was the Pawnee Courier-Dispatch. In 1930 she went to work as a deputy in the Pawnee County Treasurer's office and became engaged to George Bradley. She resigned that position shortly before their marriage.
The couple exchanged marriage vows September 6, 1933 in Enid Oklahoma. Following their marriage, the couple moved to Collinsville where George was working with the Oklahoma State Highway Department in 1939. In 1940, he became curator of Pawnee Lake for 9 years, and Wilma assisted in the Lake Office. During this time their son, Bill, was born.
In the 1950's Wilma began working in the ASCS office in the courthouse, retiring in 1972. George died in 1988, after 54 years of marriage.
Wilma's family consists of a daughter and her husband, Mary Kay and Ed DeClerck of Enid, and son Bill Bradley and wife Carola of Granbury, Texas. She has four grandchildren, Kathy and husband Mitch HANNAH, Andy ANDERSON and wife Kathy, Scott Bradley and Melssa Bradley. She also has two great grandsons.
Her extended family includes Ed DECLERCK's son, Tim and Stephanie DeClerck and thir children, Ashley, Justin and Esther of Enid, and Mitch Hannah's daughters, Kelsy and Caitlin of Tulsa.
Mrs. Bradley has been an active member of the Pawnee United Methodist Church since her high school days. She and her husband contributed much to their church and the Pawnee community. She was also a member of and held many of the offices of the Rebecca Lodge.
In September of 1998 Mr. Bradley moved from Pawnee to Stering House, and assisted living facility in Enid. There will be a reception for her at Sterling House on August 21. The family is looking forward to visiting with Wilma's friends in Pawnee on August 15. The family requests no gifts, please. (Photo)

Ruth and John PUCKETT Married Here and at Ralston, 69 Years Ago
And it all started right here. Her sister told her about a good-looking telepone man she wanted her to meet and set up a blind date. Ruth WHITLOW was 17 and John PUCKETTE was 20 and worked for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.
"It was love at first sight," admits Ruth. "He had such pretty blue eyes." The couple went to a movie for their first date and 2 weeks later John proposed. "We were out on the lake in a paddle boat and he asked me to marry him." Ruth recalled. "He said if I turned him down he was going to dump the boat." I quickly said "Yes."
Six weeks after meeting, on July 22, 1930, the couple was married by a Justice of the Peace at the Pawnee Bill ranch. After the wedding, Ruth and John had to return to work. No honeymoon. Later that day she learned that the Justice of the Peace was slightly out of his jurisdiction and the marriage wasn't legal.
Her mother, Mrs. Bob WHITLOW (Edna), accompanied her to Ralston where John was working and a Methodist minister performed the ceremony again. "We got married one day and went to work the next. The country was in the middle of a depression and you were happy to have a job," she says.
John continued to work for the telephone company and was on the crew that built the first underground telephone cable from Texas into Oklahoma.
At home, Ruth tended the family, which grew to include 2 sons, Cecil and Brian, and a daughter, Anita. John retired in 1972 and they had lived in Tulsa for 43 years. "The only time I worked outside of the home was when John was in the service during WWII," Ruth noted.
The couple moved to the Cedar Lake area, near Poteau, and purchased a cabin. "I enjoy it here. I like getting outside and feeding the squirrels and birds," she added. Time has given John and Ruth both good times and bad.
Their son, Cecil, died with cancer 5 years ago and John developed Alzheimer's disease and has resided at a Heavener nursing home for the past 11 years.
During their marriage, disagreements happened, she admits, but grudges were never held. "I learned a long time ago, never go to bed mad at each other. I never let him go to work mad at me. I'd let him cool down before I had my say and he'd do the same," said Ruth.
According to friends and acquaintances, Ruth has an optimistic attitude and prefers to count her blessings instead of dwelling on the "bumps in life's road." Her son Brian and his wife, Irene, live nearby and Irene fixes her supper for her. They are also her chauffeurs and grocery buyers. He daughter, Anita TATE, is on U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe's staff and checks in on her often.
"I've been blessed with good kids, 5 grandchildren and a good husband," says Ruth, "I think that's pretty good."
(This information came from a feature story in the Poteau Daily News and Sun. It was written by Fran JOHNSON, who obtained additional information on our request and we appreciate it.)

Blackburn News - LaRene AKERS

Burgundy, Julian and Dirk STRADER attended the Camp Fire Camp at Cleveland all week. Burgundy got ill and had to come home Thursday, but went back to camp on Friday. On Friday afternoon Bernice, Timmy, Wakina and the Strader children all attended the program. Julian spent Saturday night with Grandma SCHIEWE in Skedee.

Mrs. Howard MARLOW's guest this week was Miss Janie DONNELL, Phoenix, Arizona. Janie came Tuesday and left Saturday. They went to Arkansas City, Kansas on business Thursday.

Helen LONG, Tulsa, visited Bonnie BEVINS Sunday and took her to Cleveland for lunch and shopping.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank SUESS, Ponca City, granddaughter Kim and great grandson, Oklahoma City, visited Doris DAWES Tuesday.

Frankie FUNKHOUSER is canning chicken. She still has tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and okra in her garden in spite of the dry weather.

Leoda GLASGOW has been under the weather with a sore throat and coughing this week. She is feeling better now.

Rosa LEW and Arvilla GRANTHAM left Tuesday for Mississippi and came back Friday. John and Ernie LEWIS, Ponca City, and Bud and Goldie COLVIN, Tonkawa also went. Each family took their own car.

Julie TROUTMAN Receives Degree from Cameron
Julie (TUCKER) TROUTMAN, a Pawnee High School graduate, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, May 1999, at Cameron University, Lawton. She is presently employed by Advance System Technology and is involved in producing computer base for law enforcement training in Lawton.

Mary REEDER, Pawnee, was one of 21 Practical Nursing students at Central Tech, Drumright, to become Oklahoma's newest Licensed Practical Nurses on July 15, 1999. (Photo)

Indian News:

Chelsea, Samantha and Kayleigh ROUGHFACE celebrated their birthdays on July 25th at the home of their Grandma Daisy MILLER. They had hamburgers and hotdogs and a "Simba's Pride" cake. Those helping the girls celebrate were Uncle Jr. MILLER and Jennifer, Dylan and Devyn ECHOHAWK, Rheanna, Heather and Thomas BURGESS, Rachel ARKEKETA, Aund Cheryl HUNTER, Aunt Angie ECHOHAWK, Aunt Kat BURGESS, Uncle Blackie and Aunt Rita CHAPMAN, Carmen Chapman, Grandma Daisy Miller and their mom, Kimberly Miller. Also stopping by later was Aunt Wanda Chapman and Raymond of Yale. Sending gifts was Aunt Jan FIELDS of Collingsville.


August 11, 1999

Marriages: Willard WILKINS, 41, and Julieta CAUBAT, 38, both of Maramec.
Preston Scott SOELL, 27, Norman, and Sarah C. BRYANT, 25, Pawnee.

Divorces: Ellen HARRIS vs. George HARRIS.
Dewayne RYAN vs. Sherry May RYAN.

Stars & Stripes:
Marine Pvt. Waylan D. SCHIEWE, son of Eugene C. and Judena L. Schiewe of Pawnee, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.
Schiewe successfully completed 12 weeks of training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and metally. Schiewe and fellow recruits begain their training at 5 a.m., by running 3 miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Schiewe spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, markmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed cloe order drill and operated as a small infantry unit during field training.
Schiewe and other recruits also received instruction on the Marine Corps' core values - honor, courage and commitment, and what the words mean in guiding personal and professional conduct. Schiew and fellow recruits ended the training phase with The Crucible, a 54-hour team effort, problem solving evolution which culminated with an emotional ceremoy in which the recruits were presented the Marine Corps Emblem, and were addressed as "Marines" for the first time since boot camp began.
Schiewe joins 40,000 men and women who will enter the Marine Corps this year from all over the country. He is a 1996 graduate of Pawnee High School.

Katheryn P. BRIEN STOVER GROTE, 83, died on Thursday, August 5, 1999 at El Reno, Oklahoma and funeral services were held here on Tuesday. She was born in Pawnee County on December 21, 1915, to Arthur H. BRIEN and Faye (LOCKWOOD) BRIEN and lived in the Masham area as a youth.
Katheryn married George W. STOVER in 1932 and he preceded her in death on April 24, 1962. She then married Ed GROTE in 1972 and he preceded her in death on August 2, 1985.
She lived in Pawnee County all of her life until moving to El Reno to be near her daughter and son-in-law as her health failed. While living in Pawnee, she owned and operated the City Cafe and worked in several restaurants during her lifetime.
Surviving is her daughter, 4 granddaughters and 3 great grandsons, all of El Reno. Also surviving are 3 sisters and 3 brothers, all of Pawnee.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, parents, son, Bobby Jack Stover, a grandson, John LeRoy WAGNER, Jr., a sister, Beulah BALL and 3 brothers, Jack, James and George BRIEN.
She was a member of the Masham Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at the Poteet Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mike BRIEN officiating. Interment followed in the Masham Cemetery north of Pawnee under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee. (Photo)

Matthew Dale MCKINNEY, 26, passed away in Payne county as the result of a vehicle accident on Saturday, August 7, 1999, and memorial services will be held here Saturday. He was born on October 31, 1972 in Pawnee to Robert McKinney, Jr. and Donna LaFern (NELSON) McKinney and attended school in Cushing and Yale and also attended OSU at one time. Matthew lived in Payne County most of his life and worked with his parents and brothers as a butcher.
Surving are his parents and 2 brothers, plus an adopted sister and brother. Also surviving are his grandparents. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 14, 1999, in the Eshelman Chapel at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery under the direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Bessie Wilma GREGOR DENNY, 85, pased away in Pawnee on Sunday, August 8, 1999, and funeral services were held here this morning. She left 59 direct descendants. She was born on August 15, 1913 in Pawnee to Joseph Warren "J.W." HARRISON, Sr. and Cora Bernice (LAKE) Harrison and spent most of her life in Pawnee.
Bessie and Frank GREGOR were married on October 3, 1929 in Pawnee, and he preceded her in death on July 27, 1974. On June 7, 1980 she married Howard Denny. For the past two years she has resided at the Southern Oaks nursing home in Pawnee.
Her church was important to her. As a lifetime member of Pawnee's First Baptist Church, she worked with the Mission committee where she was instrumental with the building of the Atioch Baptist Church. She helped with many other church activities, serving as Sunday School Teacher, working at Vacation Bible School, and helped prepare many of the meals for her fellow church members who had lost a member of their family. One of her greatest joys was helping others.
She is survived by her husband, Howard Denny, Pawnee, plus 2 daughters and 4 sons, 18 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren and a sister. Besides her husband, Frank, Bess was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Joseph Warren HARRISON, and 3 sisters: Mary Underwood, Faye McMillen and Lola Detrick.
The Rev. Bob Copeland, pastor, officiated at the 10 a.m. funeral service at the Pawnee First Baptist Church, this morning, Wednesday, August 11, 1999. Burial followed at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

James A. JIM, 84, Services Pending
Funeral services are pending for James Arthur Jim, 84, who passed away at Pembroke, Kentucky. He was born in Pawnee on June 16, 1915 to St. Elmo JIM and Suzie (BEARCHIEF) Jim. He graduated from Glencoe high school and was retired from the U.S. Army.
Surviving is a sister. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Carrie Elizabeth and brothers: Jessie Albert JIM and Enoch Byron JIM. Burial will be in the South Indian Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home.

Thank You - Josephine WHISH Family
We are fortunate to have such wonderful, thoughful relatives and friends. To all who gave of your time to sit with our sister, Josephine WHISH, when we couldn't be there. For Lillie and Lloyd for the service they held Friday night and their music Saturday. Thank you for the beautiful flowers.
Thank you Steve for your songs as they covered our sister's grave. She would love you for them.
God bless each of you for just being there with us. May the good Lord's blessings be with each of you and your families.

Thank You - Family of Helen MCALISTER
The family of Helen MCALISTER wishes to thank the Southern Oaks Care Center and the Pawnee Hospital personnel for all their kindness and support during her many hospital visits. Dr. SCHWARTZ especially, your patience and faith during her care and to all our friends and family, thank you for your prayers and love.

ROBBINS Reunion Held August 11th
The Robbins reunion was held Saturday, August 11 at the Masham Baptist Church. Attending were: Lena WELLS, Laverne and Max ROGERS, Carolyn and Lynn WELLS, Gene and Delcie BARRETT, Denis BARRETT, Dale BARRETT, Debbie and Daryle BARRETT.
arry LEFORCE, Walt and Leona LEFORCE, Roy Lee and Ann ROBBINS, Wayne and Vonnie ROBBINS, Harold and Awilda LAIRD, Dawne, Stacy and Dusty ADAMS, Bobby FUNKHOUSER.
Hope and Travis ROBERTS, Trenton and Keeley, Robyn, Trenton, Kendra and Erica ROBERTS, Holly LEFORCE, Cody and Cory BARRETT, and Daniel and Austin LEFORCE.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard COMBEST Celebrating Golden Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Richard COMBEST of Ponca City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, August 21, 1999. A reception in their honor will be held from 2 until 4 p.m. at the fellowship hall of the Sunset Baptist Church.
Hosting the celebration will be their children, Steve and Connie Combest, of Enid. Also their grandchildren, Richard, Heather and Maria COMBEST of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, and Aliceann and Drew COMBEST of Ponca City.
Richard Combest and Betty HOPE were married August 19, 1949 in Fort Smith, Arkansas and made their first home in Pawnee. They moved to Ponca City in 1950 and have lived in their present home for 42 years. They are members of Sunset Baptist Church and are also members of the Ruth and Amen Sunday School classes.
Richard retired from Conoco West Plant Crude Unit in 1985 after 34 years of employment. The couple has spent retirement traveling and enjoying family and friends.
An open inviation is extended to friends and family to attend the event. The couple requests no gifts, please.

SPEARS REUNION Held in Maramec
Members of the Spears family gathered July 18 at the Maramec Fire Station for their fourth annual reunion. Attending were Zoe HOOBLER, Merle and Ethel LYTLE, Pawnee; Teresa ROBERTS, Misty and Ashley, Glencoe; Paul COOPER and Letty, Stigler; Gene Leroy Cooper, Tulsa; Ron Spears, Kim, Tiffany and Ashley, Tony Spears and Mike Spears, Stillwater; John CLARK, Retha, J.C., Megan and Makayla, Cleveland; Ralph HAGLE, Ima, Tammie and Tina, Blackburn; and Mary BODE, of Maramec. All enjoyed a day of eating and visiting. The next reunion will be in July of 2000.

First SULLINS Reunion Held at Western Hills
The first family reunion of the descendants of Alvin and Veva SULLINS was held at Western Hills from July 30 - August 1. There were 45 relatives attending.
Attending from out of state were: Ray and Martha Sullins, Brownsville, Texas; Doug Sullins, Chandler, Arizona; David and Vasudha Sullins, Mt. Prospect, Illinois; Kenneth and Betty FESSENDEN, Irving, Texas; Jo BRYDON, Lake Stevens, Washington, and Todd BARDSLEY, Phoenix, Arizona.
Others attending were Max and Carolyn Sullins, Red Rock; Jeff, Diana and Lauryn Sullins, Perry; Steve Sullins, Edmond; Galen and Loretta Sullins, Spiro; Dan, Pam, Tyson, Zach, and Jayce Sullins, Spriro; Bob Sullins, Durant; Duane, Sandy Chris, and John George, Broken Arrow; Matt, Lisa, Austin and Braden Scott, Tulsa; Brian, Donna and Tanya RILEY, Wakita; and Wayne and Tula FESSENDEN, Oklahoma City.
Attending from Pawnee were Ronnie, Lee An, Chad and Cassie BROWN; Kevin, Autom, and Greg GEORGE; and Delbert and Myrna George.

Indian News:

The family of Alice JAKE is sponsoring a birthday meeting for her on Friday, August 13, in the Hominy home of Angie Jake BUSH, 4 miles east of the football field. Preston MORRELL is in charge.

Pawnee Indian Veterans Homecoming Princess, Kacie PRATT, was seen at the Kaw Nation Pow Wow on Friday night. She also repesented the Veterans by participating in the motorcade parade for the "Wall That Heals" at Cushing on Saturday.

Geraldine HOWELL recently went to Vienna, Austria with daughter Irene EDWARDS. They visited Irene's family who is performing at an Indian Village near Vienna. While there, they stayed in a castle once owned by Emperor Franz Joseph. Geraldine rode the train to go sightseeing in Vienna and also visited the towns of Leibersdorf, Baden and Weiner Neustadt. In Modling, she went shopping in Shopping City, and at the Interspar, the Austrian version of WalMart with grandson James and granddaughter, Claire.

Allen and Bootsie MOORE and family have returned home after a vacation in California.

Our sympathy to the families of Browning PIPESTEM and Matthew MCKINNEY. Matthe's grandmother is the former Carmen Wilde McKinney.

Congratulations to Baby Gene HOWELL and Charisma HUNTER on the birth of their little girl.

Blackburn News - La Rene AKERS

Delores HIGGINS, Josh, Brat and Ashley COLCLAZIER went to Texas for a family reunion. They left Friday morning about 4:30. They went to Mineral Wells and came home Sunday evening. Jeff Colclazier and friend visited Joe PARKER Sunday afternoon.

Rosetta and Daniel HEPPEL and grandson, Daniel Ray from Oklahoma City, visited Hershal and Neoma LEMASTER Sunday afternoon.

Gladys HAGLE had a church party at her home Sunday evening. They had a hamburger fry and wiener roast. Those attending were Harold and Linda HUMPHREY, Raymond and Norma YOUNG, Bro. Charles and Dwytha HINES, Judy FISHER and Tahea, Tom and Lisa ALLISON and children, Janice and Tom WARD, Julie DERMONDY and children Josh and Joyce, Lena and Joy SPEARS, Gretchin and Kelsey FISHER, Bernice STRADER and Burgundy, Brenda WARD and children, Chad, Beth and Jake.

Black News By Reba ELSTON

Sympathy is extended to Rev. Imogene MURRAY, Stillwater and other family members in the loss of his wife. Rev. and Mrs. Murray always fellowshipped with Antioch each year.

L.J. and Lena Jones, Ponca City, and Reba Elston visited in Enid on Saturday with their aunt, Duvie ALEXANDER and their cousins, Johnny and Robert WINTERS.

Brittney ODIACHI was honored with a birthday party by her Mom on Saturday. Guests helping her celebrate were Jerry, Brenda, Melissa, Amy and Tyler ROLLAND, Howard, Debbie and Justin Rolland, Sarah DUNCAN, Cara OWENS, Edwina Rolland, Harold, Vickie, Jennifer, and J.R. Rolland and friend Matt, Kyla WICHITA and Raven and Krissie ABINGTON.


August 18, 1999

Marriages:
Kelly Shane EDENS, 22, Cleveland, and Rebeka Marie GANEY, 21, Tulsa.
Scotty L. LAWSON, 26, Altus, and Lydia Marie Hollis ROBERTSON, 24, Cleveland.
Brad ANDERSON, 22, and Lorie SISK, 19, both of Cleveland.

Divorces:
Beverly BISHOP vs. Kip BISHOP.
Tamara COOK vs. Jeffery COOK.
Jaclyn R. BRIEN vs. Gary Shea BRIEN.

Mary Lynne KLOXIN, 75, passed away in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, August 11, 1999, and funeral services were held here Saturday.
She was born in Pawnee on October 11, 1923, to William Hughs JONAS and Mary Euple (CALHOUN) Jonas - later FISCHER. Her father died when she was at an early age and she was raised by her step-father, Louie Fischer, and her mother.
Mary Lynne attended Pawnee schools, graduating in 1941. She married Gerald Woodward Kloxin on July 15, 1939 at Drumright. For several years she was secretary/clerk at the Soil Conversation Service office in Pawnee and was church organist and pianist at the local First Baptist Church for over 30 years.
Her husband worked for SW Bell Telephone and after he retired they moved to Park Hill, near Tahlaquah, Oklahoma in the mid-80's. They had been active members of an Air Streamer group for some time. She had gone on mission trips to India and to the Holy Lands.
Her husband passed away on January 17, 1991 and she moved to Stillwater in May of 1997 where she was a member of the New Covenant Fellowship Church.
Surviving is a son and daughter, 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:30 Saturday morning, August 14, 1999, at the Pawnee First Baptist Church with the Revs. Gary Strickland and Dale Barnes officiating. Interment followed at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

James Arthur JIM, 84, passed away in Pembroke, Kentucky on Sunday, August 8, 1999 and funeral services were held here Friday afternoon. A member of the Pawnee tribe, he was born in Pawnee on June 26, 1915 to St. Elmo JIM and Susie (BEARCHIEF) Jim.
He graduated from Glencoe High School and joined the U.S. Army serving as a military policeman. Mr. Jim retired from the military at Ft. Compbell, Kentucky, several years ago.
Surving is a sister. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Carrie Elizabeth and 2 brothers: Jessie Albert Jim and Enoch Byron Jim.
The Rev. Bruce Pratt officiated at the 2 p.m. funeral service on Friday, August 13, 1999 at the Pawnee Indian Baptist Church. Burial followed in the South Indian Cemetery. The funeral service was handled by the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Cora Kelley SANFORD, 90, passed away at her son's home in Radcliff, Kentucky on Saturday, August 11, 1999, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease that lasted for 16 years. Funeral services were held here on Monday morning.
She was born in Pawnee on October 22, 1908. She was a child of pioneers. Her father was Walter Edward "Tint" KELLEY and her mother was Katherine "Katy" Sara (HUMPHREY) Kelley, who made the run for Oklahoma land in 1893.
Cora grew up in Pawnee and graduated from Pawnee High School in 1926. She then attended Oklahoma A&M (now OSU). She married Teddy Hollis SANFORD on February 28k 1931. He was the son of John Thomas SANFORD and Cora Frances (ENDICOTT) Sanford. During the depression, Cora worked as a school teacher and with the Oklahoma Department of Welfare in order to help support her husband through Oklahoma A&M. In 1942 they had their first son, Teddy Hollis Sanford, Jr., whom she looked after while her husband was fighting in WWII in Europe with the 82nd Airborne Division. After that war, Ted became a regular Army officer and she traveled with him. In 1947, a second child, Thomas Kelley Sanford, was born. When he was 2 years old the new son contracted a serious kidney ailment and she remained at his bedside in the hospital for nearly 2 years until he came out of a coma.
Her husband, Teddy, was now a Major General and in 1967 he retired and they moved back to the family farm northeast of Pawnee. They raised cattle until her health forced them to move to Pawnee. After her husband's death in 1992, she moved to live with her son in Radcliff, Kentucky, were she remained until her passing.
Cora is survived by her 2 sons, 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 16, 1999 at the First United Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Scott Keneda, officiating. Burial was at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery next to her husband, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Blackburn News - La Rene AKERS

Rosa LEW and Arvilla GRANTHAM will be honored with a reception, August 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the fellowship hall, Blackburn United Methodist Church to celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary. An open invitation is extended to family and friends. The couple requests no gifts.

"Little" Daisy BERNET's 93rd birthday was attended by Leoda GLASGOW, Rosie and Arvilla GRANTHAM and other family members, August 15, at the home of La Rene Akers, Skedee. Happy Birthday Mother! We love you.

Deloris HIGGINS, Josh, Brat and Ashley COLCLAZIER had a good time visiting and recalling old times at the family reunion in Mineral Wells, Texas.

Holly and Brooke MCCORMICK, daughters of Mitch and Brenda McCormick, were babtized Sunday afternoon in the Pawnee Lake.

Angie ARGO - Allen WHITE Wed in Garden Ceremony
Angie L. ARGO and Allen Lee WHITE, both of Pawnee, exchanged marriage vows Friday, July 23, 1999 in a garden wedding at Kress Wedding Chapel and Gardens, Hot Springs, Arkansas. Andy Kress presided at the 7:00 p.m. double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Ann ARGO of Pawnee. She is the granddaughter of Harlon and the late Rachel PEERY. Bill and Mary WHITE of Edmond are parents of the groom.
The couple exchanged vows before an oversized white archway adored with swags of white gladiolas and greenery, accented with white wedding bells, and pink and pearl white balloons with streamers. The unity candle, adorned with flowers and greenery, stood at one side of the archway. The archway was centered in a large garden with assorted greenery, white picket fence, statuettes and a garden.
For her wedding the bride wore a gown of white satin with lace overlay. The bodice featured an off-the-shoulder neckline, pleated short sleeves accented with lace scallops, and a V-neckline. The long straight skirt featured a front slit. Her fingertip veil of illusion was fastened to a crown headpiece of sequins and pearls. A white pearl necklace and wite satin shoes completed the bridal ensemble.
The bride carried a large bouquet of white roses, daisies, babies breath and an assortment of summer flowers with greenery and gold and white streamers.
The groom was attired in a black tuxedo, black vest, and white tuxedo sirt with black tie. He wore a white boutonniere.
Maria BOITEL, daughter of the bride, was maid of honor. She wore a street-length dress of pink and white organza over pink taffeta. The bodice featured a round neckline and puffed sleeves over a full gathered skirt. White shoes, hose and headband with tulle attahcment at the back completed her ensemble. She carried a smaller version of the bridal bouquet.
Brad WHITE, son of the groom, served as best man. He wore a black tuxedo, white tuxedo shirt with black bow tie, and a boutonniere.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Kress Wedding Chapel. A two-tiered wedding cake centered the reception table. Pink and white flowers surrounded with greenery decorated the white cake, which was suspended over a fountain.
Attending were: Ann and Larry ARGO, Martin and Alisa ARGO, April and Robby, Todd and Mandy FENTON, Matt and Maegan, Ronnie and Crystal STOKES and Anthony, Pawnee; and Johnny and Teresa WENDT, Edmond. Unable to attend was the groom's son, Shane WHITE, Edmond.
The newlyweds are now at home in Pawnee. (Photo)

Bobbie MACHETTA Honored With Surprise Party
The family of Bobbie MACHETTA hosted a surprise party, Sunday, August 16, in honor of her 80th birthday. The surprise included a limousine ride to Stillwater and dinner at her favorite restaurant.
Those included in the festivities were Terri FUSS and Ron HOUCK, Tulsa; Joe, Toni and Tobi CRAMER and Daniel MCCRAY, Pawnee; Tammy GADDIS and daughter, Allison, Solomons, Maryland; and Trey FUSS and Renee CARR, Oklahoma City.


Mr. ad Mrs. Bob GRIPE To Celebrate 50th Anniversary
The children of Bob and Betty GRIPE will host a reception in honor of their parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary. The event will be held Sunday, August 29, 1999 from 2-4 p.m. at the Maramec United Methodist Church, 2nd and Cherry, Maramec.
Hosting the event will be their son, Dan Gripe and family of Yale, and Debby ROLLAND and family of Pawnee.
Bob GRIPE and Betty ELLIS were united in marriage August 28, 1949 at the Maramec United Methodist Church. Having traveled extensively for the first two years of marriage, they purchased the Maramec Telephone in 1951. They operated Maramec, Blackburn, and Skedee exchanges for several years before selling to Cimarron Telephone Company.
Bob wrote insurance for Farmers Union many years before going to work for Architectural Services at OSU. He retired in 1991.
Betty is employed at Cheatham Stores as a bookkeeper. She is active in the United Methodist Church and New Horizon F.C.E. group.
An open invitation is extended to friends and family. The couple requests no gifts, please.
(Photos: 1949 and 1999)

Pawnee Local:

Thelma RODGERS recently returned from a visit with her oldest daughter, Rita BUFORD. The Buford's retired in March and moved from Oklahoma City to Burneyville, Oklahoma. Thelma and Rita drove to Dallas, Texas, and toured the Dallas Arborteum, then went to Garland, Texas to visit daughter #3, Joyce WRIGHT.

Ashlee TEFERTILLER returned to Monticello, Wisconsin on Sunday, August 15th after spending a week with her family and friends before school starts.

Receives Award:Melvina (Ina) TEFERTILLER received a recognition award at the American Indian Elders Conference "Following Their Ways" in Oklahoma City on August 4, 1999. Ina's children, Kay, Lesley, and Jack and many other relatives were in attendance for the event. (Photo)

Thank You - Melvina "Ina" TEFERTILLER
Thank you to the Pawnee Nation Title VI Advisory Board for selecting me to receive the Elder's Award at the 1999 International Year of Older Persons Conference at the Clarion Hotel, Oklahoma City on August 4th. It was a great honor. Thank you.

Thank You
This is Emma Clarice JOHNSON. I want to say a big Thank you to the City of Pawnee, the COEDD and also the Keel Construction contractor for building me a new home that I never had. Thank you. Emma Clarice JOHNSON

Thank You
The family and relatives of James A. JIM would like to thank the many people for their kind thoughts and words during our period of grief
The assistance of the Pawnee Indian Baptist Church, The Pawnee Indian Veteras, Pawnee Indian War Mothers, Pawnee Nation and the ones who covered the grave is deeply appreciated. We also thank Poteet Funeral Home and staff.

Pawnee Schools Hire 4th Teacher For 1st Graders
Pawnee Public Schools has hired an additional teacher to lower the class size to below 20 in each of the first grade classes. Nina HART, Pawnee, was hired to become the fourth first grade teacher at Pawnee Elementary School.
Miss HART received her post secondary education at Northern Oklahoma College, Tonkawa, where she received her Bachelor of Science in May 1979. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education with an Endorsement in Early Childhood in July 1997. She has been substitute and student teaching in area schools, elementary to high school at Frontier, Stillwater, Glencoe, Jennings, and Pawnee.
Miss Hart, mother of 2 children, is involved in several committees in Pawnee and attends the First Baptist Church where she serves as Sunday School teacher, Children's Choir Director, and voluntary secretary.

Receives White Coat - Erin JOHNSON of Pawnee received her white coat at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, August 15, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. Erin, a 1995 graduate of Pawnee High School, graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Chemistry. She is a member of the Class of 2003 at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Her grandparents, Charles and Elna COX of Pawnee, attended the ceremony, along with John and Gail GAZIN and Mike JOHNSON, Pawnee, and Brian GRIMES of Tulsa. (Photo)

Praises Fire Department - E.J. CALKINS
I wish to thank the Pawnee Fire Department for their quick response. I had a fire in my shop building on August 6 and called 911. The department responded within 4 minutes and shortly thereafter the fire was put out.
The efficiency and professionalism was outstanding. We should be proud of our fire department and thank God that we have them.


August 25, 1999

Marriages: None

Divorces: Ty Randall Doyle MCALVIN vs. Justin Peter McAlvin.
Funk E. STICH vs. Judy K. STICH.

Henry A. CARLILE, 70, passed away at Pawnee on Saturday, August 21, 1999, and funeral services were at the Maramec Cemetery on Tuesday.
He was born to Henry W. CARLILE and Neval N. (GRIMES) COATS on February 14, 1929 at Quay, Oklahoma and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He married Madge STREET in 1951 in San Diego and married Jean SPRATT on October 26, 1969 at Yuma, Arizona. She preceded him in death on October 2, 1994.
He moved to Maremec from San Diego, California in the mid 1980's. Harry retired as an auto mechanic and air conditioner/refrigeration repair man and he loved to read.
He is survived by a daughter, 2 grandsons, 2 stepdaughters and 7 step grandchildren. Also surviving is a sistr. Henry was preceded in death by his his parents and wife Jean. A graveside funeral service will be held at the Odd Fellows Cemetery near Maramec at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24 with the Rev. Larry Adams officiating.

Garland Prentice EVATT, 85, long-time Big Bend resident farmer/rancher, passed away in Stillwater, Thursday, August 19, 1999 and funeral services were held in Stillwater on Saturday, followed by burial in the Fairfax, Oklahoma cemetery.
He was born on July 20, 1914, in Harrison, Arkansas, to Hershel and Lula Belle (COLLARD) EVATT. When he was a young child, the family moved to Ponca City. He attended school in Burbank and graduated from Varnum High School near Seminole.
He married Yvone COLOMBE in Newkirk on June 25, 1938. Garland spent his early years in the oil boom towns of Oklahoma. He served on the Osage Soil and Water Conservation Board for f17 years and after retiring from farming in 1965 was pipeline inspector for Williams Brothers of Tulsa.
He is survived by his wife, a son, and 2 daughters, plus 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy, a sister, Mildred CALES, and a granddaughter, Stacy Dawn EVATT.
Funeral services were Saturday, August 21, at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Stillwater with the Rev. Johan Parks officiating. Iterment will follow in the Fairfax Cemetery under direction of the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home.

Larry Dean CHRISTY, passed away from this life on Sunday, August 22, 1999, in Pawnee, Oklahoma, having reached the age of 64 years, 11 months, and 2 days. A memorial service is set for today, Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at the Bible Baptist Church and graveside services will be held in Texhoma, Oklahoma on Friday, August 27, 1999.
He was born on September 20, 1934 in Liberal, Kansas to Larry Otist CHRISTY and Leola Marie (KINCAIDE) CHRISTY. He was raised in California where he attended school until joining the Naval Air Force in 1951 and served as an aviation mechanic during the Korean conflict.
On September 21, 1952 he married Vivian Dosha REED in Los Angeles, California and in the mid 1980's they moved from Stratford, Texas to Pawnee, Oklahoma. After serving in the military he went into the trucking business in California and later operated a salvage and iron business in Perryton, Texas. While he was in Texas he was called into the ministry and attended the Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri.
Over the past 34 years he has served the Lord with churches in Oregon, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma. At the time of his death he was pastoring the Bible Baptist Church in Pawnee.
Larry is survived by his wife, 6 children, 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, his mother, and a brother. He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Otis CHRISTY.
A memorial service will be held in the Bible Baptist Church today at 7:00 pm., with the Rev. Marvin Warren officiating. Graveside services will be held at the Texhoma Cemetery in Texhoma, Oklahoma on Friday, August 27, 1999, with the Rev. Terry DAVIDSON officiating.

Arlene (FENT) HATCHER, 78, passed away at Haysville, Kansas on Friday, August 20, 1999 and funeral services were held at the Masham Cemetery, Tuesday.
She was born in the Masham community on December 13, 1920 to Willard Fent and Mary (WITT) FENT and attended school at Masham. She married Harold Hatcher and he preceded her in death in 1963. She lived in the Wichita (Haysville) area for some time and served as entertainment editor of the Wichita Eagle from 1963 to 1984 when she retired. She was a member of the Haysville First Baptist Church for many years.
Surviving is her son, a sister, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
Funeral services will be held at the Broadway Mortuary in Wichita at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, 1999 followed by a graveside service at the Masham Cemetery, north of Pawnee at 2:30 that afternoon under direction of the Broadway Mortuary of Wichita.

Thank You - Family of Bessie DENNEY
Words can never express our deep gratitude to everyone who was so kind to us during the illness and death of our mother, Bessie Wilma (GREGOR) DENNEY. To Dr. Clymer, the nurses at the Pawnee Hospital and all the nurses aides, and staff at the Southern Oaks Nursing Home. To Rev. Robert Copeland and the members of the First Baptist Church. Also Rev. Melton Colbert and the members of the Antioch Baptist Church. The Potee Funeral Home and the many personal friends and neighbors. We say Thank you and God Bless You.

Henry WHEATLEY Will Celebrate 80th Birthday
Henry WHEATLEY, rural Pawnee, will celebrate his 80th birthday on August 26, 1999. A lifetime resident of Pawnee County, Henry is a graduate of Ralston High School. He married Lorene HOOPER in 1945 and they have lived in the Masham area since. Henry farmed and worked for the Pawnee School system for several years.
They have 2 children, Martha STANFIELD of Edmond, and Raymond of Guymon. They have 3 granddaughters, Krista JOHNSON of Oklahoma City, Kara STANFIELD of Edmond, and Stephanie WHEATLEY of Guymon.
Henry has 2 brothers and 2 sisters, Leroy of Hutchinson, Kansas; Robert of El Dorado Hills, California; Norma PLANK of St. Louis, Missouri, and Geraldine MITCHELL of Longview, Texas. (Photo)

Reception Planned for O.R. SHENOLD on 80th Birthday
Oran Ray SHENOLD, Glencoe, will celebrate his 80th birthday at a reception in his honor. The event will be held Sunday, August 29, 1999 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the Glencoe VFW Hall, hosted by his sons, Gary and Rocky and families. An open invitation is extended to friends and family.

Shauna GRIESEL - Joe E. ALLEY Plan September 25 Wedding
September 25, 1999 is the date chosen for the wedding of Shauna Lynn GRIESEL and Joseph Edward ALLEY, both of Pawnee. The Rev. Ricky Edwards will officiate at the 6:00 ceremony at the Family Worship Center south of Pawnee.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Martin and Kathy Griesel, Pawnee. She is a 1999 graduate of Pawnee High School and received her cosmetology license through Meridian Technical Center in Stillwater.
The prospective groom is the son of Red and Juliene Alley, Pawnee. He is a 1991 graduate of Pawnee High School, followed by 6 years with the military. He is currently employed in Perry doing government surveys. (Photo)

Mr. and Mrs. Dee WARREN Will Celebrate 60th Anniversary
Dee and Annabelle WARREN, Ralston, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, August 28, 1999, at an open house in their honor. The event will be held from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. at the American Legion building in Ralston.
Dee WARREN and Annabelle QUILLEN were united in marriage August 27, 1939. Mr. Warren worked on oil rigs early in their marriage, and later was a farmer, auctioneer, and mailman. Mrs. Warren is a homemer.
They have 3 children, Deanna and John RILEY, Yukon, Oklahoma; Jim and Lynda WARREN, Derby, Kansas; and Mildren and Robert DILBECK, Loveland, Colorado. They have 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. An open invitation is extended to friends and family. The couple requests no gifts, please. Your presence is the only gift desired.

Thank You - We want to thank everyone for remembering us on our 60th anniversary. Nathan & Katherine BILYEU.

A Thank You From Wilma BRADLEY
I would like to thank my friends in Pawnee and the surrounding areas for making my 90th birthday celebration one of the most wonderful days in my life. It was such a joy to attend my church again with my family and then in the afternoon to be honored with the lovely reception arranged by the United Methodist Women and my family.
Pawnee will always be my home and even though I am very happy and satisfied here in Enid near my family, I miss all of my life-long friends in Pawnee. Please don't forget me. I hope you will keep in touch. I would love to hear from you.
Again, thank you very much for a perfect day that I will remember and cherish. Love, Wilma BRADLEY

Thank You
Words cannot express our sincere thanks for the love that was shown to us at our 40th Anniversary Dance, Pawnee Nation Camp Ground, through cards, food, phone calls, prayers, monetary remembrance, gifts and your presence that meant so much to us.
We would also like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to Marshall GOVER who made the dance enjoyable and run smoothly. To Kim ADSON, Thomasine NEFF, Stella MOORE and Mae ADSON for the wonderful meal prepared. To our sons, Randy Tiger and Scott Miller for taking care of the dance arena. To Herb ADSON, Frank ADSON, and singers who touched our hearts thru the Pawnee Nation songs. To all those who took time out to dress and make the dance just beautiful. To Rev. Allen MORRIS, Bill HOWELL and Dr. David FLICK who brought words of encouragement.
We were so happy that all our family, friends and co-workers helped us celebrate and witness the repeating of our vows. To Rev. Max Malone who helped make our vows so meaningful. To Elvina WILSON, Wanda KANUHO, Florence GOODFOX, and Tony PRATT - MILLER who stood with us.
Last but not least, we want to thank our children and grandchildren who made this all possible: Wesley PRATT and Tony PRATT - MILLER; Bruce and Vicki Akers PRATT, Kacie, Elisha, Taylor and Ryanne; Randy and Sharon Pratt TIGER, Ashtin and Caleb; Warren PRATT, Jr., Christina and Anna; Scott Miller and Stephanie.
We know it took a lot of time and effort on everyone's part and we love you all. God Bless You, Duane and Henrietta PRATT. (Photos)

Thank You - The WILDCAT Family
We want to thank you and appreciate the prayers offered for our son and brother, Bryce, who was in a car accidet, June 13, 1999 in Montana.
From the hospital he was transferred to a rehab unit and may be released in a week or two. He's doing fine. Thanks again for your prayers and to the churches who had Bryce on their prayer lists, Pawnee Indian Baptist, Sapulpa Picket Chapel, Tulsa Indian Methodist and Pawnee Native American Church.

Glencoe News - Leslie TORRES

New faculty members at the Glencoe School are: Ann SCOTT, Counselor; Patricia MILLER, Preschool Teacher; and Dara KOAK, Speech Pathologist. Dara will be shared with Glencoe, Jennings and Carney schools.
The new support members are Jim SWIFT, bus driver and custodian; Dawn MURRAY will be working 4 hours driving a bus and working in the cafeteria; Kimberly CLARK has been hired as a concession worker and teachers aid and Christy COOPER will work with the school suspension student program. Mrs. Debbie ESTES is teaching kindergarten this year. Mrs. Joyce CHOPLIN retired from the Glencoe School system this year. Joyce was the kindergarten teacher for 28 and a half years.

Cody MURPHY, son of Donna and Kelly Murphy, Sr., recently returned from Washington, D.C., where he was on staff at the National FFA Washington Leadership Conference. Cody is attending Oklahoma State University.

VFW Post 1843 Post Copmmander, Herman ALMONDINGER, and wife, Inga, attended the VFW Convention held in Kansas City, Kansas, this past weekend. Mr. Almondinger was also the guest speaker at the ceremony held in Cushing honoring the Vietnam Veterans at the replica of the Vietnam Wall Monument.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack BURNETT are back from Clovis, New Mexico, where they attended his school reunion.

Miss Wendy STONE of Fairfax and Mr. Kelly MURPHY, Jr. of Glencoe were married July 17, 1999. The couple went to Canada and visited Niagra Falls. Kelly and Wendy are both students at OSU in Stillwater. They have made their home in Glencoe.

Brad SCHAEFER and Christine BROWN were wed July 14, 1999 in Oklahoma City. Jacqueline BROWN, Christine's sister, married Steve COOK on the same day in Oklahoma City. The sisters had a reception together the night of the 14th.

Sherry and Bobby SAPPINGTON are the proud parents of a daughter named Rachel Danielle. Rachel was born July 31, 1999. The Sappington's also have a son, Eric.

Steve and Liz Barrows TAYLOR have a daughter, Emily Michelle. Emily was born July 21, 1999. Ann Dee BARROWS of Glencoe is the proud grandmother.

Cassandra Dawn arrived August 16, 1999 to Renee and Jon KUHN. She weighed 8 lbs and 11 oz. The Kuhn's also have 2 sons, Jon and Andrew.

Indian News:

Mary WABAUNSEE is all smiles. Steve KNIFECHIEF and crew just finished roofing her house. So let the rains come!

On Thursday, August 12 a 16th birthday celebration was held on Rabbit Hill for Tony PRATT - MILLER, given by his Au-kut Henrietta and Au-put Duane Pratt. The evening was spent visiting, playing volleyball and basketball. Those who helped Tony celebrate were his Dad, Scott MILLER and sister, Stepfanie, of Anadarko.

From Pawnee were Au-kut Wanda KAUHO who made her famous frybread; Au-kut Flo GOODFOX, Nettie, Annie, DeDe and Chole; Arlene and Johny CHAPMAN, Allen, Charley, Lisa and Little Matthew; Aunt Michelle LEADINGFOX, Josh and AJ; Uncle Wesley; Aunt Sharon and Uncle Randy TIGER, Ashtin and Caleb; Uncle Junior PRATT, Chrissy and Anna; Uncle Bruce and Aunt Vicki Pratt; Ryanne, Taylor, Elisha and Kacie; Richard SPEARS; Sunnie GOODBEAR.

From Red Rock were Grandma Dolly MILLER, Marcie BLACK, Uncle Teddy and Tana MILLER and daughters and from Oklahoma City were Au-kut, Eileen, Peggy and Michelle. Tony would like to thank everyone for the nice gifts, monetary gifts and cards.

Masham News: Pat MCALISTER
Carl and Billie CASEY attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Dick COMBEST in Ponca City on Saturday.


September 1, 1999

Marriages - None -

Divorces: Michael LANKFORD vs. Rebecca LANKFORD
Patricia Don BRISCOE vs. Pamela R. BRISCOE
Michael Wayne GUINN vs. Debra Gail GUINN

J.B. LEMASTER, 85, husband of former Watchorn/Morrison citizen, Marjory GILBERT, passed away at his home in Stillwater on Friday, August 27, 1999, and memorial services were held in Stillwater, Tuesday.
He was born on September 8, 1914, the 7th son of James Bedford LeMaster and Nancy Elba (MARTIN) LeMaster in Purcell, Oklahoma. He attended schools in Purcell, Asher, Tulsa and Pryor, Oklahoma where he graduated in 1932. After graduation, he and his parents lived in Arkansas for a few years, where he worked for the county.
After his father's death in 1938, J.B. went to California where he was a sheetmetal worker for Douglas Aircraft Company. He transferred to the Douglas Plant in Tulsa in 1941 and worked there until November 1942, when he enlisted in the Navy as a Seabee. He served 3 years in the Aleutians and on the west coast. After his discharge on January 1, 1946, he returned to Oklahoma where he immediately enrolled at Oklahoma State University. He was graduated in the summer of 1948 with a BS degree in Agricultural Economics. On August 27, 1950 he and Marjory M. GILBERT, an assistant professor at the university, were married in her parent's home near Morrison, Oklahoma.
J.B. took a position with the Agricultural Industrial Development Services at OSU after he received his bachelor's degree and between 1948 and 1952 he completed requirements for a Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics. In 1957, he took a year's leave and worked in Oklahoma City, where he served as the director of Research and Development for the Oklahoma State Department of Commerce and Industry. After his return to the Campus of OSU, he served in the Business and University Extension Departments until his retirement in 1979.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Stillwater and was a member of a number of organizations and committees which were related to his work and he belonged to civic and fraternal organizations including the Masons (Master, Frontier Lodge #48, AF&AM, 1966), Lions, Kiawanis, Toastmasters, Good Sams Cub and Hanner-Sharp American Legion Post No. 129.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter and 2 sons, a brother, Ernest LeMaster, Chicago, Illinois and a number of newphews and neices. J.B. was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers and one sister.
Memorial funeral services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Stillwater at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31, with the Dr. James P. GRAGG officiating.

Eithel Lucinda AULD, 92, passed away in Pawnee on Thursday, August 26, 1999, and funeral services were held here Saturday. She was orn on September 24, 1906, at Kaw City, Oklahoma to Ralph Jediath TOMLIN and Carrie Melissa (FREEMAN) Tomlin.
Eithel married Coyd D. AULD on September 11, 1924, at Newkirk, Oklahoma, and they farmed and ranched in the Belford Bend area west of Ralston. In 1963, they moved to the Lone Chimney area and he preceded her in death on November 10, 1988.
They had no children and she was a member of a non-denominational church. Surviving is a sister-in-law, Clesta TOMLIN of Ponca City and a number of nephews, nieces, and other relatives.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers: Claud, Ralph Watson, and Eugene Tomlin, and sisters: Ester ALLEN and Ethel BRECKENHOLT.
Bishop Shawn HUBBLE officiated at the 11 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, August 28, 1999, at the Poteet Funeral Chapel. Burial followed at the Newkirk Cemetery. Arrangemets were handled by the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Debra Ann Moore HORSECHIEF, 42, passed away in Pawnee County on Friday, August 27, 1999, and funeral services will be held here today.
She was born on March 20, 1957, in Pawnee, Oklahoma to Susan MOORE and adopted by Cody and Levi HORSECHIEF. Debra attended elementary and junior high school in Del City, Oklahoma and attended high school in Del City and at the Santa Fe Indian School in Santa Fe, New Mexoco. In 1973, she was elected princess at Scottsdale, Arizona.
She was employed with the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic and later transferred to Hillcrest Hospital in Oklahoma City and later became manager of the Oklahoma City Housing Authority. On June 1, 1999, she moved to Yale and since that time she was employed with the Indian Child Welfare with the Pawnee Nation in Pawnee.
She is survived by her adopted father, natural mother, a daughter and 2 sons, 4 sisters and 2 brothers, a grandchild, and a number of other relatives. She was preceded in death by her adopted mother. Debra was a member of the Native American Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. this afternoon, Wednesday, September 1, 1999 at the Poteet Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce PRATT officiating. Interment will follow in the South Indian Cemetery, under directions of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Charles Leroy BRUMLEY, 85, former Ralston businessman and Ralston weather observer, passed away in a Tulsa hospital on Monday afternoon, August 30, 1999 and funeral services will be held Thursday.

He was orn on April 17, 1914, at Ralston, to Felix Sheridan BRUMLEY and Gladys Ione (PITSER) BRUMLEY and attended and graduated from Ralston High School in 1933. He served in the U.S. Army from May 15, 1941 to October 24, 1945 and he married Esther Evelyn KOLB on October 12, 1947 at the Methodist Church in Perry, Oklahoma. He worked for Walls Motor Company in Ralston and he and Esther owned and opeated the L&E Grocery for 30 years.
He was a member of the American Legion and VFW, charter member of the Volunteer Fire Department, weather observer for 48 years and served as City Clerk of Ralston for many years. He enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include his wife and a son, a daughter, 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and sisters Ora Rebecca GRAHAM of Ralston and Georgia DODSON of Fairfax, Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Anita BRUMLEY, and brothers: Vernon "Boone" BRUMLEY and Harold BRUMLEY.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 2, 1999, in the Riverside Cemetery near Ralston with the Rev. Virgle CALVERT, pastor of the Masham Baptist Church, officiating. Services will be under direction of the Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home of Fairfax.

Thank you - Family of Matt MCKINNEY
We would like to thank everyone for their concern during the loss of our son, Matt. We received so many cards and flowers that it would be impossible to thank each and everyone personally. Please know that your prayers and thoughfulness were greatly appreciated.

Thank you - Bobbie MACHETTA
I would like to thank all my family for a wonderful 80th birthday celebration last week. I love them all!

Thank You - Dee and Annabelle WARREN
We want to thank all our friends and family for making our 60th anniversary so special. The cards, well wishes and your presence meant so much to us.

Anniversary Surprise
The Good Sam Chiefs held a surprise reception last week in celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary of Arvilla and Rosa Lew GRANTHAM, and the 65th wedding anniversary of Olen and Deedie SMITH. (Photo)

Debra HORSECHIEF Victim in Double Fatality Wreck
A double fatality accident occurred Friday night, September 27, at the junction of US64-SH48 east of Cleveland, claiming the lives of Debra Ann HORSECHIEF, 42, and Kevin D. GARTH, both of Yale.
HORSECHIEF died of massive injuries received in the 2-vehicle accident, after she was thrown approximately 75 feet from the 1985 Ford Ranger pickup in which GARTH was driving.
Investigation Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Preston LAY reported that GARTH was pinned in the pickup, which burned, for about 3 hours. Both GARTH and HORSECHIEF were pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the OHP report Garth and passenger HorseChief were eastbound on SH48 and failed to yield at a stop sign, when it was struck by a 1993 Chevolet pickup, driven by Joice HILL, 41, Tulsa. HILL and passenger, Betty GRIMES, 41, Tulsa, were injured and transported to a Tulsa hospital where they were treated and released according to reports.
The OHP reported that seat belts were not in use in the Garth vehicle and were in use in the Hill vehicle. As stated, OHP Trooper Lay investigated the accident and he was assisted by Troopers Jeff JAMES and Wayne LINZY, along with Pawnee County Sheriff's deputies.

GOVER Named By Governor To Tribal Transportation Council
Marshall GOVER, 53, Pawnee, has been named to the Tribal Transportation Council by Governor Frank KEATING, it was announced this week. His term will end on July 1, 2001. GOVER is immediate past chairman of the Pawnee Tribal Business Council.

Michael WALKER - Abbi COLDIRON Married in Ft. Smith Ceremony
Michael Aaron WALKER and Abbi Dawn COLDIRON were united in marriage recently in a private, double-ring ceremoney at Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Serving as best man and matron of honor are respectively Chris and Angela KUKUK of Perry.
The groom is the son of Dennis and Dianna WALKER, grandson of J. Wm. (Bill) and Mariane DENNY and Harold WALKER and the late Zelphia WALKER, and great grandson of Leroy GRIESEL and the late Liane GRIESEL, all of Pawnee.
The bride is the daughter of Dan and Bev COLDIRON, granddaughter of Harry and Mabel HUGHES and Mary Ellen COLDIRON and the late Kenneth COLDIRON, all of Perry.
Michael attended Pawnee Public schools, graduating with the class of 1998 and is currently employed at Charles Machine Works as a machinist. Abbi attended Perry Public Schools and graduated with the class of 1992. She is a certified x-ray technician completing her degree at Meridian Technology Center, Stillwater, in 1998.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Walker and son, Spencer COLDIRON , are making their home in Perry, Oklahoma.


September 8, 1999

Marriages: Brad WELDON, 39, and Stacy PRESTON, 40, both of Cleveland.

Divorces: Tammy SUNDAY vs. Dennis SUNDAY.
Julie SPARKS vs. Flint D. SPARKS.
Howard E. SANDERS vs. Kathy L. SANDERS.

Elizabeth CHICHESTER, 89, mother of Nancy ONLYACHIEF of Pawnee, passed away in Sherman, Texas, on Thursday, August 26, 1999, and funeral services were held in Sherman, Monday, August 29.
She was born at Eaton, Colorado on July 17, 1910 to Harvey GRIGG and Laura Vance Grigg and married Harry Raymond Chichester on November 28, 1928 in Missouri. They lived and farmed in the Fredonia, Kansas area for several years where she was active in her church as pianist ad organist.
In 1952 she and Harry moved to Wichita, Kansas, and helped to found the Grace Baptist Church and she helped to establish the lady's Missionary Group there.
Following her husband's retirement in 1971 they moved to Tyler, Texas, where she owned and operated a bakery called "Cakes By Elizabeth." She also did work as a seamstress for many years. Her husband died in December of 1977 and she moved to Denison, Texas to be near a daughter in 1987.
Surviving is a son and 4 daughters, 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 29, 1999, in the Waldo Funeral Chapel in Sherman, with the Rev. Dr. Jeff Johnson officiating. Burial folowed in the Arp, Texas, Mason Cemetery under direction of the Waldo Funeral Home. (Photo)

Thank You - Family of Elizabeth CHICHESTER
We want to express our thanks and appreciation to the Pawnee Indian Baptist Church for the prayers and concern for our mother and grandmother, Elizabeth Chichester during the time of her illness and passing. A special thanks to Rev. Bruce PRATT and his wife, Vickie, for making the trip to the services in Sherman, Texas.

Elaine EASLEY LISBY, 82, native of Maramec, passed away on Sunday, September 5, 1999, in Ponca City and funeral services were held in Oklahoma City, Tuesday.
She was born on April 27, 1917, at Maramec, Oklahoma to Every M. and Etta M. (HICKS) EASLEY and graduated from Maramec High School in 1934. Soon after graduation, she moved with her family to Gallup, New Mexico where she worked as a retail sales clerk. In 1938, she was crowned Miss Gallup.
On Agust 4, 1938, she married W. Howard Lisby in Gallup. The couple lived in several locations until moving to Oklahoma City, where they established Lisby's Shoe Store in 1950. It was one of the first retail shoe stores in northwest Oklahoma City. Due to his ill health, the store was sold in 1975 and he preceded her in death on January 4, 1979.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Best Year's Club, LaPetite Book Club and a lifelong Democrat. She enjoyed gardening, reading and doing volunteer work.
Surving is a daughter and a brother. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a brother and a sister.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 7 at 2 p.m. at graveside at Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, with the Rev. Grayson Lucky, pastor of the Nichols Hills United Methodist Church officiating. Arrangements were made under direction of the Trout Funeral Home of Ponca City.

Eunice Valeta ESHELMAN, 73, passed away at Dallas, Texas on Thursday, September 2, 1999, and funeral services were held here Tuesday. She was born in Pawnee on November 8, 1925 to Clarence Elmer Eshelman and Ida May (GRIESEL) Eshelman. She moved to the Dallas area over 30 years ago and was a retired operator and teacher for Bell Telephone Company.
She enjoyed the outdoors, camping and fishing and was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are 2 brothers and 3 sisters. She raised two sons, both of Dallas, and is also survived by a number of nephews and nieces and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Cecil, and two sisters: Lucille and Mildred.
The Rev. Scott Keneda officiated at the 2 p.m. funeral service on Tuesday, September 7, 1999, at the Eshelman Memorial Chapel at Highland Cemetery. Burial followed at the Highland Cemetery, under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Joseph Patrick O'BRYAN, 76, passed away at Dallas, Texas on Sunday, September 5, 1999. He was the father of Dodie O'Bryan of Pawnee, and was a recognized leader in Black Angus Associations across the nation. His service will be held here and the date and time is pending.
He was born on March 23, 1923 in a log house near Mooleyville, Kentucky to Robert Carlisle (Carl) O'Bryan and Lillian Theresa (BUCKMAN) O'Bryan. He served in the U.S. Army in the European theature from 1942 to 1946 and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
On April 3, 1948, he married Norma PAULICH from Luzerne, Pennsylvania and on April 3, 1998, he and Norma celebrated their golden wedding anniversary surrounded by friends and doing what he loved best - conducting an A*L*O*T Angus association sale.
Pat worked with Black Angus cattle all of his adult life. First he managed a farm in Kentucky, then in Ohio, Maryland, Mississippi and Oklahoma as a breeder, master showman and sales manager. He served as president of the Oklahoma Angus Association, Executive Director of the Texas Angus Association and as a founding member and director of the Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas (A*L*O*T) Angus association.
He was at one-time a member of the St. John's Catholic Church in Pawnee, the Pawnee County Historical Society and was active in the Chamber of Commerce when they lived in Pawnee from 1983 - 1988. Up until the day of his death, Pat was busy doing what he loved best - planning ahead for the next A*L*O*T sale and working on the sale catalog.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son, plus 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sistr, Elizabeth "Betty" CHATELAINE, and a brother, Robert Carlile "Bob" O'Bryan, Jr.
Funeral Mass will be held on a date to be announced, at the Eshelman Memorial Chapel at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery. Performing the service will be Priest Joe Townsend, assisted by the Rev. Tom Scott. It will be followed by full military honors.

Sarah BRYANT - Preston S. SOELL United in Double-ring Ceremony
The wedding of Miss Sarah Catherine Bryant and Preston Scott Soell was an event of August 7 in the sanctuary of the First Christian Church of Pawnee. The Rev. Tom Scott presided at the double-ring vows at 6 p.m.
Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Bryant of Pawnee. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth KELLEY, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Leo Bryant, all of Pawnee.
The groom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Elton Soell of Boise City, Oklahoma. His grandparents are Mrs. Leon HOLBEROOK and the late Leon HOLBEROOK, Olathe, Colorado, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul Soell of Franklin, Texas.
The couple exchanged vows before a setting of arched and spiral candelabra decorated with greenery. Single white candles graced each window of the santuary and pews were marked with avy tulle bows. A pedestal held the Unity Candle.
Music was provided by the Oklahoma Stings quartet. Cara GILLESPIE, Boise City, friend of the bride and groom, sang From This Moment, during the lighting of the Unity Candle.
Escorted by her father, the bride chose a full-length gown of white silk chiffon over satin with an off-the-shoulder scalloped neckline. The fitted lace-covered bodice was heavily encrusted with seed pearls and iridescent beads. The softly gathered skirt, which extended into a chapel-length train, was encircled with a wide band of lace applique between two narrow bands of satin. Lace applique also adorned the top of the train, beginning just below the waist. Her petite crown headpiece, fashioned of lace and pearls, held her two-tiered fingertip veil of illusion, which was trimmed with a narrow band of satin ribbon.
The bride carried a bouquet of calla lillies, white roses and babies breath, with navy blue ribbon accents. She wore the traditional something old, something news, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in her shoe.
Maid of honor was the bride's sister, Kellie Bryant. Bridesmaids were Trinity Bryant and Kimberly Bryant, sisters of the bride; and Jodi JONES, Amy BAKER and Jamie WATERS, friends of the bride. They wore long sheath dresses of navy blue crepe. The bodices featured empire waistlines with open lattice-work backs. A strand of pearls completed their ensembles. They carried bouquets of a single calla lily and two white roses.
Flower girl was Brenna GRIFFITH, cousin of the bride. She wore a floor-length gown of beaded white tulle. Ringbearer was Brady BURDICK, friend of the groom. He wore a black tuxedo with cummerbund and tie.
The groom was attired in black formalwear with tailcoat, a white tuxedo shirt, white vest and white tie.
He was attended by his brother Eugene Soell as best man. Groomsmen were Craig Soell and Douglas Soell, brothers of the groom; and Ronnye FARMER, Tory CRAWFORD and Travis GRAY, friends of the groom. The attendants were attired in black full dress tuxedos, black cummerbunds and black bow ties.
Candles were lighted by Tyler BRYANT, Clayton GRIFFITH, Jamie FRANKS and Megan BRYANT, all cousins of the bride. Their attire was identical to the adult members of the wedding party. Karla DENNIS and Jessi JAMES presided at the guest book.
The bride's parents were hosts for the reception and dance in the Pawnee Women's Building immediately following the ceremony. Heather HEISLER and Karla DENNIS, cousins of the bride, and Angela OWEN, friend of the bride, attended at the reception.
The room was decorated with flowers and greenery with a fountain at the entryway. Miniature white lights hung from the ceiling, providing the atmosphere for guests who were seated at round, linen-covered tables decorated with wedding favors. A finger-food buffet was served.
Spotlights shown on the lace-covered bride's table, which featured a white wedding cake and satellite cakes decorated with calla lilies. The chocolate groom's cake featured a large football on top. Punch and mints were also served. Guests danced to the music of a live band.
The couple left the wedding and the reception site in a white limousine. They departed the next day for a trip to the Reno/Lake Tahoe area. Mr. and Mrs. Soell are now residing in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo)

Susan DIXON To Become Bride of Greg LEADINGFOX, September 17
Mr. and Mrs. Von Larry DIXON announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Susan Lynette DIXON of Bryson City, North Carolina, to Greg Alan Leading Fox of Pawnee, Oklahoma. Greg is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Chester Leading Fox.
The bride-elect is employed as a Family Therapist at the Unity Regional Youth Treatment Ceter, Indian Health Service in Cherokee, North Carolina. The prospective groom is employed as a heavy equipment operator with Blalock and Sons in Bryson City, North Carolina.
The wedding will be held at 6:00 p.m. on September 17, 1999 at the Brush Creek Baptist Church in Bryson City. A reception will follow at the historic Calhoun Inn.
An open invitation is extended to friends and family. (Photo)

Thank You - A special thanks to family and friends for making our 50th wedding anniversary wonderful. Rosa Lew and Arvilla GRANTHAM.

Eldon BURK, the barber, born 9th Month, 9th day, 9th hour, weighed 9 lbs. will be 59 on 9-9-99. Happy Birthday from Mom! (Photo)

Area OSU Students Receive Degrees
A total of 621 students were awarded degrees from Oklahoma State University at the end of the 1999 summer session, according to the Office of the Registrar.
Area Students Include: Pawnee: Richard D. HEISLER, B.S. Agricultural Education; James D. JESTES, B.S. Sociology; Erin M. JOHNSON, B.S. Chemistry; Jeremy L. ZWEIACKER, B.S. Agricultural Economics.
Cleveland: Kendall S. BOYD, B.A. Journalism; Grant D. SPARKS, B.S. Accounting.
Maramec: Laurie R. MITTASCH, B.S. Management.
Morrison: Dustin C. ELWOOD, B.S. Horticulture and Landscape Architecture.
Glencoe: Gretchen F. PITTS, B.S. Family Relations and Child Development.

Glencoe News - Leslie TORRES

The Church of Christ recently sponsored a trip to Carthage, Missouri, to the Precious Moments Chapel and the Fountain of Angels. Some of the people making the trip were: Ola Mae FRAZIER, Shirley HESSSER, Gladys GANT, Kay DRISKEL, Maxine CHILDERS, Shirley CLAPP, Kendra MANTEL and her 3 children, Shylowe HITE, Mr. and Mrs. MANTEL, Mr. and Mrs. EATON, Maggie JACKSON, Stormy EVELSIZER, and friends. Everyone had a wonderful time.

Cory BULLARD is home and recovering well after his surgery. Cory was in the Stilwater Medical Center. John KINDER was on a trip in Mississippi when he was involved in a serious accident and is a patient in a Memphis hospital. Donna MURPHY is back at school working after having surgery on her hand.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce BULLARD attended the PARKER family reunion in Fairview this past weekend.

Milton CLINE of San Antonio, Texas was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Bullard this weekend. Milton grew up in the Glencoe area and is a graduate of GHS.

Claude and Nola ELLINGTON visited with friends and family in Cleveland last weekend.

Mary SAWYER took her sister, Ethel ADKISON, to Tulsa to a heart specialist. Afterwards, they went to see their cousin, Ortha, who lives in Sand Springs.

May SAWYER is planning on celebrating her 75th birthday in Enid with her daughters and grandchildren.

Race car driver, Gene RIPLEY won 2nd place at the Hallet Raceway. David Ripley, Gene's son, is the main mechanic. Melinda dn Dusty Ripley went to cheer the driver on. They will be racing at Hallett the first Sunday of the month.

Skedee News - Barbara WALKER

God presented a sweet baby daughter to Anthony and Michelle MCCORMICK of Glenpool and she was given the name of Addison Mattie. She arrived September 1st at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa, weighing 8 pounds, 14 ounces. She has a brother, Hayden to welcome her home. Her grandparents are Jim and Rena McCormick of Skedee and Earnest and Barbara PORTER of Sand Springs.

Theda Rae HARSHBARGER guests for the weekend were grandsons, Dax and Susan AGUILAR and daughters, Berkely and Amber Aguilar and son, all of Cleveland.

Birthday greetings to my son, Ron WALKER; my granddaughter, Rachele; and my daughter-in-law, Karen. Families are so super.

Citian To Be Reinactor At Watonga Home
Verna CULVER, local teacher, will be one of the main charachters in a reinactment at the historic T.B. Ferguson home in Watonga, Saturday, September 18.

Memories of Elva Ferguson, wife of territorial governor, T.B. Ferguson, will be remembered both as a young bride and in later years. Her husband was governor of Oklahoma Territory in 1901.

Among the reinactors will be Verna Culver who will portray author Edna Ferber.

Ralston - 54th Homecoming Color Guard
Berlin LOONEY, Terry DOOLEY and Larry DOOLEY carried the colors during the 54th annual Ralston Labor Day Homecoming parade on Monday. (Photo)


September 15, 1999

Marriages:
Monte ROBERSON, 35, Pawnee and Barbara WREN, 35, Cleveland.
George Franklin MOTES, legal age and Maxine MAHAN, legal age, both of Blackburn.

Divorces:

Brandy MEYER vs. David MEYER

Dennis LONG vs. Melva LONG

Valerie Renee CRANK vs. Donald Lee CRANK III

Cecelia "CC" (COX) HARRIS, 70, relative of several Pawnee citizens, died in Tulsa on Friday, September 10 and funeral services were held in Fairfax, Monday.
She was born on April 1, 1929, in Fairfax to Joseph Henry COX and Gladys (GRAVES) COX and attended Fairfax school, graduating from Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. She worked as a home health aide and was a member of the Tulsa Indian Methodist Church, Grayhorse War Mothers and Pah-Sue-Lee Club.
Surviving are 3 sons and 3 daughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, daughter, Debbie TURNER, and sisters: Viola Ann COX and Norma DAVIS.
Funeral services were held at the First United Methodist Church in Fairfax on Monday, September 12, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Carolyn HOUSTON of the Pawnee Missionary Church officiating. Burial was in the Fairfax Cemetery under direction of the Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home of Fairfax.

Pat O'BRYAN Services To Be Saturday
Funeral services for Joseph Patrick (Pat) O'BRYAN will be held here Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the Eshelman Memorial Chapel at Highland Cemetery. Mr. O'BRYAN, a nationally-recognized Angus specialist, is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

Sadie Elnora BEAVER, 91, passed away in Pawnee on Wednesday, September 8, 1999, and funeral services were held here on Tuesday.
She was born in Stillwater on July 6, 1908, to Thomas M. and Charalotte (GILL) MCMILLAN. She was employed at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City for several years, and on April 15, 1946, she married Jesse Lee BEAVER in Winfield, Kansas.
They lived in several states as required by his work with oil companies. In 1976, they retired to move to Pawnee to be near family and friends. He passed away on April 18, 1977 and she remained here. A homemaker, she was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows and the Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, 3 brothers: Walker, Charles and Fred MCMILLAN and 2 sisters: Verna BURNETT and Mrs. Floyd TEAGARDEN.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, 1999, at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery under direction of the Strode Funeral Home of Stillwater.

Helen D. LANGLEY, 82, formerly of Ralston, died Wednesday, September 1, 1999, at Mulvane, Kansas. Funeral services were held on September 7, 1999, at Arkansas City, Kansas.
She was born on February 28, 1917 at Salisaw, Oklahoma to Parris and Effie (MCKINNEY) DOOLEY. She attended rural Ralston schools and on April 1, 1933, she married Howard L. LANGLEY in Pawnee. They made their home in Ralston from 1933 to 1943, when they moved to Arkansas City, where she lived until 1995.
Helen was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the U.T.U. American Legion, VFW and Moose Lodge. She was also a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Arkansas City. She is survived by a daughter and 2 sons, 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are 4 sisters and a brother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers: Jim, Brice and Alph DOOLEY and sisters: Lynn ROBINSON and June DOOLEY.
The Rev. Rick WILLIAMS and the Rev. Alfonso SOLIS of the Hillcrest Bible Church officiated at the 10 a.m. funeral services at the Randt-Erdman Funeral Home in Arkansas City on Tuesday, September 7, 1999.

Myrtle Marie (ESHELMAN) HERRING, 89, passed away at Oklahoma City on Saturday, September 11, 1999, 12 days short of her 90th birthday, and funeral services will be held here on Thursday.
She was born in Oklahoma City on September 23, 1909, to Clarence Elmer ESHELMAN and Ida May (GRIESEL) ESHELMAN and was raised in Pawnee, graduating from Pawnee High School in 1929.
On June 25, 1930, she married Robert Benjamin HERRING and they made their home in Pawnee, moving to Oklahoma City in 1941. He preceded her in death on September 23, 1978. She was a clerical secretary at Tinker AFB and retired from Civil Service after over 30 years. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and her family.
Survivors include 2 sons and a special friend, Dorothy BACHLOR. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are 2 brothers and 2 sisters. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother, Cecil, and 3 sisters: Lucille, Mildred and Eunice.
Funeral services will be held at the Eshelman Memorial Chapel at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery with the Rev. Scott KENEDA officiating at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 1999. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Florence Elizabeth HOOBLER, 93, long time Pawnee County citizen, passed away at Dewey, Oklahoma on Wednesday, September 8, 1999. Funeral services were held in Pawnee, Friday.
She was born to Dennis Christopher FRYER and Martha Hannah (SCHMIDT) FRYER on June 28, 1906 at Frederick, Oklahoma and came to Pawnee County from Tillman County when she was in her teens in a covered wagon, settling near Blackburn.
On July 27, 1925, she married Eldon Clifford HOOBLER of Pawnee. They moved from Skedee to Pawnee in 1941 and remained in Pawnee until her husband's passing on November 16, 1995. They had celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary 4 months before his passing. After his death, she moved to Bartlesville, where her son lived. Mrs. HOOBLER was a devout and active member of the First United Methodist Church of Pawnee for many years.
Survivors include her son, a daughter, plus 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild. Also surviving are 7 sisters and 2 brothers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 4 brothers: Jessie, Lynn, Albert and C.D. FRYER, and a sister, Flora FRYER.
The Rev. Scott KENEDA, pastor of the local United Methodist Church, officiated at the 2 p.m. funeral service on Friday, September 10, 1999. Burial followed at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery under direction of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Stacy Lynn GIBSON, Jr., infant, passed away on his 12th day and funeral services were held near Red Rock, Friday. He was born at Cushing, Oklahoma on August 27, 1999 and passed away at Drumright on Wednesday, September 8, 1999. Surviving are both parents.
Funeral services were held at graveside at the Otoe-Missouri Cemetery near Red Rock at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 10, 1999 with the Rev. Bruce PRATT officiating. Arrangements were handled by the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Mary Ethel DUNCAN, 89, long time area citizen, passed away at Tulsa on Thursday, September 9, 1999, and funeral services were held here on Monday.
She was born at Stigler, Oklahoma, on August 31, 1910 and moved to Pawnee County with her parents as a child and attended the Daisy School near Blackburn, Oklahoma. On February 12, 1930 she married Harve DUNCAN and they were divorced some time later. He preceded her in death on January 30, 1972. She was a resident of Southern Oaks Nursing Home at the time of her death. She enjoyed her children, grandchildren and many relatives and was known for helping people in time of need or sickness.
She is survived by 3 sons and 3 daughters. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sons: John Harvey and Jack, and a daughter, Norma Jean.
The Rev. Sam SOUTHERN officiated at the Monday service at 2 p.m. on September 13, 1999 at the Poteet Funeral Chapel followed by burial at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery. The Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee was in charge of arrangements.

Pauline Phyfe ANDERSON, 99, long time Maramec area farm wife and mother, passed away in Stillwater on Friday, September 10, 1999 and funeral services were held at the Lawson Cemetery, near Yale, on Monday.
She was born in Cushing, Oklahoma to Joseph PHYFE and Anna (MILLER) PHYFE on February 8, 1900 and attended school at Silver Creek in Pawnee County. Pauline married August Carl ANDERSON at Jennings, Oklahoma in 1918.
They farmed near Maramec and after her husband's death in 1941, she remained on the farm until moving to Pawnee in 1980. She lived in Pawnee until 1985 when she moved to Stillwater and became a resident of the Grace Living Center. She enjoyed reading, gardening and spending time with her family.
Surviving is a son, a daughter, 2 grandchildren and a great granddaughter. Preceding her in death was her husband, her parents, a brother, Orville PHYFE and 3 sisters: Blanche O'LEARY, Maude STOWERS and May POWERS.
The Rev. Larry ADAMS conducted the graveside services at the Lawson Cemetery, near Yale, at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 13, 1999 under direction of the Colonial Funeral Home of Stillwater.

Gladys Lucille WATERS, 81, Fairfax, died Sunday evening, September 12, 1999 at Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa. Graveside services are set for Friday, September 17, 1999 at the Fairfax Cemetery.
Gladys Lucille WATERS was born July 19, 1918 at Kellyville, Oklahoma, the daughter of Marion DONALDSON and Frances Alice (TUTTLE) DONALDSON. She was united in marriage to Raymond James SMITH in 1934 at Sapulpa. She later married Ralph JAMES. She was then married to Theodore WATERS on June 24, 1962.
She is survived by 2 sons, 4 daughters, and a sister. She was preceded in death by her 2 husbands, 3 brothers: Homer, Buck and Herman DONALDSON, and 1 sister, Nellie SAMS.
Graveside services are set for Friday, September 17, 1999 at the Fairfax Cemetery under the direction of the Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home.

Emily Lou PIERCE, 64, Billings, Oklahoma passed away there on Friday, September 10, 1999 and funeral services were held near Perkins on Monday.
She was born in Pawnee on January 29, 1935 to George L. and Velinda (MURRAY) TWOGUNS. She married Donald Eugene PIERCE on January 10, 1958 at Pawnee. She lived in Ripley and then in Billings for 11 years before moving to Pawnee, where she lived for 10 years, and had lived in Billings for the last 20 years, where she was a member of the Billings Christian Church. A homemaker, she enjoyed her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, 3 sons, a daughter, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, and one sister. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sons: Donald PIERCE, Jr., and Kevin PIERCE, plus 3 brothers and 4 sisters.
Funeral services were held at the White Cloud Iowa Building south of Perkins, Oklahoma on Monday, September 13, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. Burial followed at the Union Cemetery, near Billings, under directions of the Strode Funeral Home of Stillwater.

Conn PRICE, 87, passed away in Chico, California on September 1, 1999 and memorial services were held in Chico and will be held in Stillwater on Saturday, September 18, 1999.
He was born in Pawnee, Oklahoma on December 22, 1911 to Carles and Ida (DOUGAN) PRICE. Mr. Price graduated from Pawnee High School in 1934 at the age of 23, after being a high school dropout for 4 years. He earned his BS and MS in Agricultural Education from Oklahoma State University.
His career consisted of 11 years as a vocational agriculture instructor in Oklahoma and 14 years in community development in 7 foreign countries: Afghanistan, Jordan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda and Nigeria. He also served as a farm agent for the U.S. Indian Service and as a certified welder for the U.S. Navy at Mare Island during WWII. He was a big game hunter and enjoyed swimming, badminton, archery and track and field. He was a resident of Magalia, California for 22 years and was actively involved in his community.
He continued to travel during his retirement and he and his wife, Catherine, made several trips to Hawaii where his daughter, Jane, lives plus Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, Okinawa and South America. In addition, he traveled to each of the 50 states.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine, a daughter, and sister Edith MARLOW of Pawnee. He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brother5s, 2 sisters, first wife - Iola BERGTHOLD and second wife, Sallie WHITCOMB.
Memorial services were held on September 7, 1999 at Chico, California. A second service will be held in Stillwater on Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. at the Strode Funeral Home. (photo)

At The Fair - Photo -
Landon and Lane FERGUSON, twin grandsons of Rep. Larry FERGUSON, helped their granddad hand out popcorn, etc. at his usual booth in the Women's Building during the Pawnee County Free Fair last week. They are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Rusty FERGUSON of Cleveland. Grandpa Larry has his popcorn stand at the Noble County Fair this week since much of Noble County is in his territory as State Representative.

Lawyer Fails To Show, Trial of COLCLAZIER is Postponed
For the second time, the trial of Kelly COLCLAZIER, Pawnee, was postponed in Payne County District Court and this time it was because the attorney for the family of Stacy MATTHEWS failed to show Friday.
In the pre-dawn hours of December 17, MATTHEWS, 86, was crossing SH33 in Glencoe after going to a convenience store, when Colclazier's car hit and killed him. The Pawnee citizen who is a Stillwater rural mail carrier, said that he thought that he had hit an animal, but when he read of the death of Matthews, he immediately turned himself into authorities.
COLCLAZIER has entered a guilty plea to a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident.
This is the second postponement of the sentencing since he entered his plea in July. At that hearing an agreement was reached between the parties concerned that Colclazier was to receive a 2 year deferred sentence, unsupervised probation and a $500 fine and 50 hours of community service.
However, at that hearing, members of the family said that they had no knowledge of any agreement so the sentencing was deferred to last Friday. The family said that the sentence was not stiff enough and that they believe racism is involved. Matthews is Pawnee Indian and Colclazier is white.
At the hearing Friday the family attorney, Jeff NIX, did not show because he said that he misunderstood the date set and had a conflict. It is understood that the judge warned the family that there would be no more postponements and set the trial for this Friday.

Twins Featured On Cover of Phone Book (Photo)
Those 2 young "gangsters" decked out in fedoras and suits on the cover of the new Feist telephone directories, which were released early last week, are none other than the almost 5-year old twin sons, Zachary and Ethan, of Terry and Theresa GARNER. The photo was taken on a bridge near the Riverside Golf Course.

Skedee News - Barbara WALKER
Edna OAKLEAF, 87, of Linsborg, Kansas, an alumni of Skedee High School, passed away Thursday morning and the funeral was held Monday.

Ethel (SPEARS) DUNCAN, mother of Charles DUNCAN and Oliver MCDOUGLE's aunt passed away. Sympathy from the community is extended to the family. May our Lord comfort the families.

Sunday, Mary WELKER received a phone call from her classmate who resides in Riverside, California, Mrs. R. L. (Melva HUNT) WOODSON. They graduated from school together. To Mary's knowledge there are 4 classmates surviving from her graduating class.

Masham News - Pat MCALISTER

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth RICE attended their 50th class reunion over the Labor Day weekend at Ralston.

Indian News:

Ann COLLINS has returned home after spending a few days in Germany. She was a guest of her daughter and son-in-law, Randi and Bo ESTES. Sgt. ESTES is currently with the U.S. Army, stationed in Baumholder, Germany. They toured various cities in Germany; Amsterdam, Holland; the North Sea; Belgium and Paris, France.

Mr. and Mrs. Hubert ROBINSON to Celebrate Golden Anniversary
Hubert and Deloris ROBINSON, of Ponca City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, September 18, 1999 at their home in Ponca City. They were united in marriage September 25, 1949 by Rev. Clarence SAINT of the First Christian Church, Pawnee. They lived in the Watchorn community for several years before moving to Ponca City.
Mrs. ROBINSON worked in the oilfield in Watchorn and Osage County. He retired from Gulf Oil Company in 1984. Camping was a favorite past time for the couple until his health no longer permitted.
They have two sons, Max ROBINSON of Lewisville, Texas; and Dennis ROBINSON of Ponca City, and three grandchildren.

ROLLAND's Annual Fish Fry Was Well Attended
Harold ROLLAND's annual fish fry and reunion was held at Pawnee Bill's Picnic Shelter, September 5.

Ruben HOPPER's Will Celebrate 75 Years of Marriage
Ruben and Velma HOPPER, of Ralston, will share their 75th wedding anniversary September 15, 1999. To honor this special occasion, their family will host a reception Sunday, September 19, from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Ralston Legion Hut.

Thank You - ESHELMAN
The family of Eunice V. ESHELMAN would like to express our deep appreciation for the many kind and sympathetic acts that came to us during the time of her passing.

Thank You - WARREN
Thank you to J. Berry HARRISON for the citation of congratulations on our sixtieth wedding anniversary. It will be cherished. Dee and Annabelle WARREN.

Thank You - Ann COLLINS
Thank you Randy and Bo for my once-in-a-lifetime travel experience. Love, Mom

Invitation: You're Invited to a 90th Birthday Party honoring Helen VENTRESS - September 19, 1999 - 2 to 4 p.m. at the Terlton Senior Citizens Center.

Blackburn News - La Rene AKERS

Mrs. Howard MARLOW and Mrs. Paul THOMAS were in Hot Springs, Arkansas Friday and Saturday for the funeral of Mrs. B.J. (Dorothy) FALCETTI.

On Monday, Labor Day, Jeannie BURGER's sister, Louise TODD, Garrison, Texas, called to inform her that cousin, Jim CRUMP, had passed away. The funeral was September 8,

Daisy GILLOCK, Ted OSBORN's sister, passed away in Odessa, Texas. Her services were Tuesday, September 1.

Black News -Reba ELSTON

Antioch was saddened to hear of the death of Mrs. Cecelia WRIGHT of Fairfax. Sympathy is extended to her family and her church family at Sweethome Baptist Church.

Glencoe News - Leslie TORRES

The KROUT Family Reunion was held this year at the NOC Cove on Kaw Lake, east of Ponca City.

Joyce BROWN went to Tecumseh to the MONTGOMERY family reunion last Sunday afternoon.

Cloy PRICE, a long time resident of Glencoe, recently moved to Perkins where he will be spending time at his daughter's home, Mr. and Mrs. Danny WILSON, and family.

Addie BISHOP celebrated her 15th birthday early with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn STRAIN, her parents, Shirlann and Don BISHOP and her aunt, Joyce HORNER.

Mr. and Mrs. Sonny STOKES are in Honduras on a Mission trip. Mr. Stokes is a member of the Mission Board for the Christian Church of Deluth, Georgia. He is the son of Mrs. Kenneth STOKES of Glencoe.

Gilbert BARROWS is 91 years of age and will be the Founder's Day Grand Marshal this year. Gilbert lived in Glencoe for many years and raised 7 children here. At this time, he is living with his daughter, Kay DAVIS.


September 22, 1999

Marriages:
Troy CHILDRESS, 37, and Vickie L. HAUGHT, 31, both of Hominy.
Jack BROAM, 39, Hallett; and Tammy JONES, 36, Jennings.
David W. CHAMBERS, III, 19, and Kristin J. WILSON, both of Cleveland.

Divorces:
Lauri L. LAZEAR vs. Harold E. LAZEAR, Jr.
David BLEVINS vs. Jenny Diane BLEVINS.

Obituaries:

Arthur BOWEN, 96, former Pawnee resident, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 1999 and funeral services were held at his local Masonic Lodge on September 11, 1999.
He was born on February 7, 1903, in Guthrie, Oklahoma, to Leonard Floyd Bowen and Sena May (VANCAMP) Bowen.
Arthur was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during WWI where he served as a Pharmacist Mate First Class on the U.S.S. South Carolina. He also served again during WWII in the U.S. Army in a railroad battalion in North Africa.
He spent most of his working life as a railroad engineer and later as an official of the New York Central Railroad. After retirement in 1965 he and his wife, Mickey, moved to Pawnee. During his stay in Pawnee, he served as Master of the Pawnee Masonic Lodge, AF & AM, Commander of the American Legion at Pawnee, and was a member of Esther Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter, and a sister. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and a number of nephews, nieces and many cousins in the Pawnee area.
Preceding him in death were his parents, a daughter, Elizabeth BERKE; 2 brothers - Marvin and John Forrest Bowen and 2 sisters - Georgia NELSON and Olive EDENBURN.
At his wish, he had full Masonic funeral services by his local Masonic Lodge on September 11, 1999. Interment was in the Bowen family lots in the McKinley Memorial Gardens, Winamec, Indiana, attended by 34 of his relatives from his home area.

Helen Marie BETTES, 73, passed away at Cushing on Saturday, September 18, 1999 and funeral services were held here Tuesday.
She was born in Pawnee on April 22, 1926 to Bud BREWER and Stella (DILLETT) Brewer and married Roy Bettes on December 18, 1945 in Pawnee. They moved to Cushing in 1954 and lived there for many years, where he operated Roy's Garage and she was the bookkeeper there for 25 years. He preceded her in death in 1981.
She is survived by a daughter and 3 sisters and a brother.
Besides her husband, Roy, she was preceded in death by her parents, twin children: Roy Lee and Linda Marie Bettes and 2 sisters: Yvonnie MEYER and Mary Ellen CAMPBELL.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cushing. The Rev. Alber MAY, pastor of the Perkins First Baptist Church, officiated at the graveside service at Pawnee's Highland Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 1999. The Poteet Funeral Home, of Pawnee, was in charge of arrangements.

Thank You - Family of Florence HOOBLER
The family of Florence HOOBLER wishes to thank the friends and relatives who remembered our mother and grandmother at the time of her passing. We also thank the Rev. Scott KENADA, the ladies of the UMW, and Poteets for the care and friendship which they extended to us.

Thank You - Family of Pauline Phyfe ANDERSON
The family of Pauline Phyfe ANDERSON would like to thank everyone for the many kind and sypathetic acts during the time of her passing, friends at Stillwater, Maramec, and Maramec Senior Citizens Center.

Thank You - Family of Pat O'BRYAN
Thanks to all who expressed sympathy and concern to our family after Pat O'BRYAN's recent death. Extra thanks to Rev. Tom SCOTT, Harley DICKERSON, Donald and Rheadon POTEET, Bob PERRY and the guys, Dan SPEER, Kelly DOUGLAS, Stella LYON, Marshall and Barbara HUDGINS and the Pawnee Chief for everything you did to make the services so special and a bad, sad time easier. To the many who called, sent cards, flowers or even a whisper of care into the air our way - Thank You...we were given strength by all of you.

Blackburn News - La Rene AKERS

Zeb SPERRY attended the wedding of Maxine SPERRY and Frank MOTES at Pawnee Bill Ranch at 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The couple left for a few days for their honeymoon in Missouri.

Sunday, the class of '49 had their 50th school reunion at Judy Ann's in Cleveland. They graduated on May 19 and had their reunion, September 19. Those attending: Paul and Lois DOBSON, San Springs; Alta Jean COMPTON, Pawnee; Norma Jean and Raymond YOUNG, Villa Jean FRIEND, Pawnee; Patty and Calvin BRADFORD, Albany, Texas; Patsy and Commodore RUSH, Orem, Utah; Willy FISHER, Pawnee; Delores and Joe Parker HIGGINS. There were 3 guests, Ray BROWN, Donna Jean AVANTS and Jim DOBSON.

Tammie HAGLE attended Ethel DUNCAN's funeral Monday.

Doris DAWES is getting ready for her nephew and wife, Raymond and Margie WAYMAN, Louisville, Kentucky. They will be here Tuesday for a few days visit.

Peggy TOWERY and daughter, Becky, from Duncanville, Texas; visited Mildred MAIN Sunday. They brought a niece, Clara KEIRKSEY, of Checotah, with them and will stay until Thursday.

Here is the rest of the list of the guest at Rosie and Arvilla's 50 wedding anniversary: Ponca City - Barbara PARENT, L. ERNIE and Johna LEWIS; Big Tree - Frank and Gloria CHAPMAN; Hominy - Sherman and Marylo PERRIN; Salina - Lavina RICE; Ardmore - Danny and Peggy THORNE; Stillwater - Lois and Kevin AKERS, Weldon and Dorothy WEAVER; Edmond - Dale and Mary Lou LOPER; Blackburn - Neoma and Hershal LEMASTER, Leoda GLASGOW, Vickie DENNY, Billye Jo DENNY, Louise MARLOW, Bill and Joyce MESHEK, Bob FISHER, Linda and Glen KELSEY, Deloris and Joe Parker HIGGINS, Ronnie, Carol, Christina and Michelle MALLORY; Ralston - Daisy BERNET; Skedee - La Rene AKERS; Hallet - Bill and Mildred STARETT.

Service Station Has New Owner

Long known as the MALTSBERGER 66, the service station on the corner of 7th and Harrison is now the Hometown 66.  New owner, Randy SMITH, says the station is returning to full service.
SMITH, operator of the Lone Chimney water treatment plant, is a Pawnee homeowner. The station and bulk business was bought by the Burk-Bales company of Stillwater from Jarrett MALTSBERGER several months ago. The Stillwater company will continue operating the bulk gasoline, diesel and oil sales.

COLCLAZIER Granted Probation For December Accident At Glencoe
Kelly COLCLAZIER has waited since July to learn what his sentence would be after pleading guilty of accidentally killing Stacy MATTHEWS, 86, in Glencoe in December. Friday, he finally received his sentence.
Colclazier, Pawnee, received a 2 year deferred sentence with 2 years of unsupervised probation, a $500 fine, 50 hours of community service and court costs.
Court records indicate that he had already completed 53 hours of community service before he was formally sentenced. He had pled guilty to a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident on July 20.
The sentence was the same as agreed to in the original plea bargain in July. However, at that time, persons identifying themselves as members of the deceased's family complained that they had not been consulted and did not agree with the sentence. Because of this, the judge delayed the sentencing to September 10 so that the family could present new evidence. On that date, the attorney representing the family failed to show, stating that he had misunderstood the date of the trial. The judge set the trial up another week to Friday, September 18.
The victim's family lawyer, Jeff NIX, did not appear at Friday's hearing either. Judge Phillip CORLEY said that he had received a message from NIX noting that he had no new evidence to present on behalf of the family.
A long-time postal worker in Stillwater, Colclazier struck Stacy MATTHEWS with his vehicle while driving through Glencoe enroute to work in Stillwater on the morning of December 17, 1998.
The court records indicate that Colclazier thought that he had hit a dog or a deer and did not stop immediately. When he went on to work, he told coworkers at the postoffice in Stillwater that he had hit a deer.
Later that day, Colclazier saw a newspaper article regarding the hit-and-run accident so he immediately called an attorney, Cheryl RAMSEY, and turned himself into authorities.
Payne County District Attorney, Rob HUDSON, had noted in earlier published reports that the charge was levied because Colclazier was not speeding, it had been dark, and the victim was wearing dark clothing.
The victim's relatives have claimed that the charge was levied because of racism because Mr. MATTHEWS was an American Indian.

Dear Editor:
This morning I was at Art STOKES' home performing my daily duties, when a very aggressive pit bull dog and smaller dog caused some problems for me outside. When I was finally allowed to get back into the house, I phoned the Pawnee Police Department, in hopes that they would be able to help, by getting Animal Control to come pick the dogs up. Realizing that the Stokes home is slightly outside Pawnee City limits, I wasn't sure that they would be able to help, but after voicing my concerns about Art and his wife coming home to a possibly visious dog, and being able to defend themselves, they assured me that Animal Control was on their way.
The gentleman who came to pick up the dogs was very knowledgeable concerning the handling of both dogs, and extremely gentle about the capture. It was a pleasure to have someone who actually cares about the welfare of the dogs, and also the safety of the public, despite the fact that we live outside the City limits, to take control of this situation.
I just didn't want his work, and politeness to go unnoticed, or unappreciated. Paul TUBBS is definitely an asset to the City of Pawnee.
Very sincerely, Diana SANDOVAL

Herman TUCKERs Will Celebrate 60th Anniversary, 80th Birthday
Eighty years ago, Jerry A. and Ivy TUCKER welcomed a screaming, bouncing baby boy into their family. Herman W. TUCKER was one of ten children and had to learn to reach for the potatoes and beans real fast or he would be left out. The family lived in Quay when Herman was born, but established a homestead near Skedee shortly thereafter.
After 20 years of life on the homestead, farming, learning pranks from his four brothers and five sisters, walking railroad ties and hopping freighters, he graduated from Skedee High School. Shortly thereafter, he married Margaret JESTES of Pawnee. She has been cleaning the dirty ring out of his bathtub and traveling every time he said, "Let's go" for 60 years now.
Herman and Margaret were married on September 30, 1939 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. For 17 years the couples were owners and managers of the local Pawnee County Hardware, which later became Tucker's Furniture and Hardware. They have spent most of their married life in Pawnee, with the exception of travel time. They have traveled extensively, with Colorado and Wyoming being favorite places to visit; also Mexico, Central America, Canada and the Bahamas. They also spent two years as the Wyoming state Ditch Witch distributors, making their home in Casper, Wyoming. They are currently retired and Pawnee is home, though they live part-time in the Texas Airstream Harbor International community on Sam Rayburn Lake near Zavalla, Texas.
The Tuckers have two children: Jim Tucker, MIA, Vietnam; and Sandra MORRIS of Arlington, Texas. They have three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Herman and Margaret will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary and Herman's 80th birthday on September 26 at the Pawnee Bill Ranch. (Photos: 1939 and 1999)

Barbara WREN - Monte ROBERSON Vows Exchanged September 11

Wedding vows were solemnized for Barbara WREN and Monte ROBERTSON on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at the Pawnee Bill Ranch Museum. The Rev. Marvin WARREN officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Elton and Margaret STOCKER of Glencoe. Lloyd and Opal ROBERSON, of Pawnee, are the parents of the groom. The couple will make their home in Cleveland. The bride is employed by BNSF Railroad and the groom is self-employed.

51st Annual SMITH Reunion Held Over Labor Day Weekend
The 51st annual Ambrose and Elizabeth Smith family reunion was held in Pawnee over Labor Day weekend. The family followed tradition by gathering at the Pawnee Lake Lions club area to meet and talk with each other. Many arrived Friday, some early Saturday. Saturday late afternoon, family members met again at the Lions Club area to cook hamburgers over an open grill, sharing special homemade food, and having a good time.
Sunday at 12:30 p.m. a total of 66 people gathered for a big covered-dish feast at the elementary school cafeteria. Following lunch, the Smith's conducted their annual business meeting.
President Roy WATTS, Broken Arrow, opened the meeting and normal business reports were given. Various Smith family members were recognized. Leola Smith has been attending the Smith reunions since the beginning, and is the only Smith who has attended all 51 years. Francis ANDERSON, age 86, Duncan, Oklahoma, was recognized as the oldest person in attendance. Spencer Harrison WALKER, was the youngest in attendance at 9 months, and Mike and Thereasa O'SHEA, Yankton, South Dakota, traveled the furtherst distance to attend the reunion. It was also noted that Paul CARR, Pawnee, returned from Naples, Florida, in time to attend the Sunday gathering. Vyrla Dean Smith CARR was voted President Elect, Marianne DENNY, Treasurer, and Norma Jean Smith LEHR, Secretary.
Those attending one or both events were: Leola Smith, Alivn and Jane Smith, Dorothy and Virgil MALONE, Elzie, Janice and Cory Smith, Vyrla Dean and Paul CARR, Bill DENNY, Margaret BOWMAN, Dennis and Dianna WALKER, all of Pawnee.
Francis ANDERSON, Duncan; Therman and Frances Smith, Stillwater; Paul A. and Phyllis Smith, and Michael and Abbi WALKER and Spencer, Perry; Linda CLARK and Lindsay, Edmond; Jeremy FREISE, Fairfax; Roy and Sandra WATTS, Broken Arrow; Mary DISHMAN, Ginger and Brandy CLANTON, Stephanie HOLDEN, Chickasha; Lillian WILSON, Max Wilson, Broken Arrow; Zelpha and Barney CAMPTON, Durant; Becky, Martin Jr. and Audra SISSOR, Tulsa; Enid and Wilson GONSETH, Muskogee; and Roy Watt's sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Walter GREEN, Sapulpa.
Attending from out-of-state were: Edith DARLAND, Belle PAINE, Kansas; Patt WARDEN, Darlene PRESSER-ART and David and Brittany ABBY, Wichita, Kansas; Pam PRUDE and her six children from Texas; Shawn Kyle TYSON, Austin, Texas; Carol and Pat FUQUA, Junction City, Kansas; Bobbie ANDERSON, Topeka, Kansas; and Michael, Theresa and Brenda O'SHEA, Yankton, South Dakota.

Helen DAY to Retire, Reception Set for Thursday, September 30
A reception will be held September 30, honoring the retirement of Helen Day. Mrs. Day has been an employee of the Pawnee County Court Clerk's office for the past 21 years. An invitation is extended to the public to attend a reception in her honor from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 30, in the Court Room, 3rd floor, Pawnee County Court House.

Norma NEFF To Be Honored September 24 for 29 Years of Service
The public is invited to join the Department of Human Services in celebrating the retirement of Norma Neff on September 24, 1999. For the past 29 years, she has served the people of Oklahoma as a secretary and social worker, most recently in the Pawnee County office. A reception will be held at the UCAP office, located 501 Sixth Street, from 2-4 p.m. on September 24.

Rebecca CASPER - Robert D. DAY United in Double-Ring Ceremony
Rebecca Joy CASPER and Robert DaWayne DAY, both of Tulsa, exchanged wedding vows at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 1999, in Trinity United Methodist Church, Lindsborg, Kansas. Pastor Ken BUSSE officiated at the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of David M. and Alida CASPER of Lindsborg, Kansas. Parents of the groom are Lee and Billie BURGESS, Mannford, Oklahoma, and Bob and Janis DAY of Maramec. Florence ROSS, Long Island, Kansas; and Edna CASPER, Alma, Nebraska, are the bride's grandmothers. The groom's grandmothers are Mae STAFFORD, Yale, and Mary GARTEN, Jennings.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Genevieve BISHOP, Lindsborg, Kansas, organist; and Melissa ROSS, Topeka, Kansas; and Douglas ROSS, Long Island, Kansas; vocalists. Melissa and Douglas, cousins of the bride, also served as candlelighters.
Presented in marriage by her parents, and escorted by her father, the bride wore a white matte satin gown with puffed sleeves, fitted bodice of lace trimmed in pearls, and a chapel length train, trimmed in lace and pearls. A bustle accented the back. Her fingertip veil of illusion was embellished with pearls and fell from a crown of lace and pearls.
Jennifer BETTINGER, Tulsa, served as matron of honor. Kristi OLEEN, Manhattan, Kansas, Dena BIAS, Muskogee, and Rachel WHETSTONE, Emporia, Kansas, were bridesmaids. Each carried a single long-stemmed red rose. The flower girl was Taylre DAY, Maramec, sister of the groom. Linda VINCENT, Omaha, Nebraska, aunt of the bride, was the personal attendant.
Mike DAY, Honolulu, Hawaii, was best man for his brother. Groomsmen and ushers were: David CASPER, Smith Center, Kansas; brother of the bride; Eric BETTINGER, Tulsa; and Scott COPELAND, Norman; friends of the groom. Trayce DAY, son of the groom, was ring bearer.
Angela BURGESS, Stillwater, sister of the groom, attended the guestbook. Attending the gifts were Kaci CASPER, Muskogee, niece of the bride; Erin CASPER, McCook, Nebraska; and Tina KRAFFT, Phillipsburg, Kansas, cousins of the bride.
A dinner reception followed in the fellowship hall of the church. Reception attendants were Tamela CASPER, Barstow, California; sister of the bride, and the groom's sisters, Angela BURGESS, Stillwater, and Linday BUTTRAM, Kileen, Texas. Hosts for the reception were Barbara and Max PORTER, Phillipsburg, Kansas, aunt and uncle of the bride, and Hazel and Don CONEY, Tulsa, aunt and uncle of the groom.
Following a cruise to Cancun, Mexico, the couple is at home in Tulsa, where the bride is a visual merchandiser for Dillard's and the groom is a driver for United Parcel Service. (photo)

Skedee News - By Barbara WALKER

Rayna SULLINS and Todd GREENWOOD were united in Holy Matrimony on August 21, 1999 at the Masham Baptist Church. The young couples are students in college at Chickasha. Rayna is the daughter of John and Jana SULLINS and granddaughter of Mary Sullins.

Juanita VANCE and her sister, Lille BOWMAN, of Stillwater, traveled to Enid and spent the week with their sister, Myrtle DOBSON and Aunt Bell.

Olive MCDOUGLE and Etta Jo TUCKER traveled to Sand Springs Sunday after church and visited her daughter, Rotha and husband, Bob MARRS. Mary Kaye, Dob's sister, was also a guest.

Friday, Billie and Ralph ARMSTRONG's guests were her brother and his son, Jim and Harvey WILSON, of Keystone.

Indian News:

Church - A special baptismal service for Randall BROWN was held in the morning service.

Handgame - The MORGAN family will sponsor a handgame on Saturday night, October 2nd at the Roam Chief building. We will use Grandpa Tom Morgan's sticks. Supper will be served at 6:00 p.m. Everyone welcome, come and enjoy.
The next day, we will return to the days of our ancestors, from Nebraska, at the Tribal Roundhouse. It is with great pride and humility that we sponsor the Kithauhauki Ceremonial Dance. We hold this event in the fall of every year to give thanks to our Creator for the many blessings and bounty He has given to our Pawnee people. We are honored to carry on this family tradition. Dinner will be served at noon, so come join us and receive a blessing from one of our remaining ceremonies.

Local - After spending the summer months visiting relatives in Oklahoma, Braxton WOLFE, grandson of Clyde and Mickie Wolfe, has returned to Gowanda, New York, whe he now lives, to resume school.

Marcus KNIFECHIEF is in his 6th week of 13 weeks of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico. Marc is a Tribal Police officer with the Iowa Tribe and they are sponsoring his training. He should be home just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. He's proud to report that he is doing fine and is a platoon leader.

Glencoe News - Leslie TORRES

The Glencoe Church of Christ Ladies went to the Kiamichi Mountains of Oklahoma for a religious retreat. The ladies attending were Kay DRISKEL, Mary EATON, Gladys GANT, Shirley CLAPP, Shirley HESSER, Ebby REXWINKLE and June REEVES.

Mrs. Bill Johnson, Carol, is in the Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Carol had a heart triple bypass operation.

Great grandmother, Elsie STRAIN, said, "Crissy ROBINSON had an 8 lb. 8 oz. baby boy. The Robinson's named him Riley Gage. Riley's grandparents are Gloria and Robert ROBINSON of Lela, and Don and Shirlann BISHOP of Glencoe.

James and Darlene KUHN are back from a trip to Las Vegas. On the drive out there they spent nights in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Laughlin, Nevada; and 3 days in Las Vegas.

Patsy BROWN, Cindy STATEN, of Glencoe; Mrs. HUNTER of Covington; and Etta Mae AULICK of Springfield, Missouri; returned Sunday evening from a trip to New Hampshire and Cape Cod, where they visited family.


September 29, 1999

Beginning Our 59th Year
With this issue the Pawnee CHIEF begins its 59th year of publication. Many newspapers which have consolidated with another newspaper, figure the birthday back to the older newspaper and if that is so, the CHIEF goes back to the opening of the Strip and was once considered to be the oldest continuous newspaper in Oklahoma by a historian.
The CHIEF was started by Jo O. FERGUSON along with his partner, Robert BREEDEN in 1941. To get subscriptions much bartering was done, taking such as a possum, canned beans or corn, etc., for full payment.
Not longer after the CHIEF was born, WWII started and current publisher, D. Jo FERGUSON, joined the Navy, serving almost 4 years. After the war there was a stint in the state legislature while as student at OU, then returning so that Jo O. could spend full time in his campaign for governor, and stayed. That was about 50 years ago.
Many things have happened in those 59 years and the CHIEF has endeavored to stay abreast of the times, bringing the readers news and stories of your community.
We are deeply appreciative of each reader and advertiser and appreciate your continued cooperation and loyalty. djo

Mrs. HAMBURGER Retiring as Blood Drive Chairman
She began with the first American Red Cross Bloodmobile in 1973 and has served for 2 Bloodmobiles a year since, but is retiring.
The next Bloodmobile for Pawnee will be in April of 2,000 under the leadership of a new chairman, she noted. Mrs. Jean HAMBURGER is giving up the job because of her health, she explained. "It has been a pleasure to serve in this capacity all these years because saving lives through voluntary blood donations is such a worthwhile project. Miracles happened! Having such great volunteers to work with through the years has been a wonderful experience. Thanks, " Mrs. HAMBURGER said. (photo)

6 GALLONS - (photo)
Donald Lee POTEET received his 6-gallon pin from Pawnee's Red Cross Bloodmobile Chairman, Jean HAMBURGER, during the bloodmobile's visit last Thursday.

70 Units of Blood Donated at Bloodmobile Last Week
While the goal of 100 units of blood was not reached, the turnout at the Bloodmobile was good, with a total of 70 countable units. According to Mrs. Jean HAMBURGER, blood drive Chairman for over 25 years, 79 came to give and 9 were deferred for some reason.
Multiple gallon donors included: Don POTEET, 6 gallons; Bernadean LOWREY and Edith BURNETT, 5 gallons; Cindy CARTMELL, Joyce CHEATHAM, Patti HANSEN and Gary STEWART, 1 gallon each. Towns represented among the donors were Cleveland, Fairfax, Ralston, Skedee, Tulsa and Pawnee.
A total of 24 volunteer workers made the recent Bloodmobile possible. They were: Geri BRUNS, Marge LAMIRAND, LaRene AKERS, Jean BANNING, Paul CARR, Carly CHEATHAM, Carlene CAVENS, Winnie DERRUISSEAUX, Diane GRIESEL, Jim HAMBURGER, Carrie JONES, Ruth KISTLER, Esther LEVIER, Patsy NUNN, Pam RIPLEY, Roberta SANDERS, Betty SCOTT, Mack SMITH, Donna SPEARS, Barbara WALKER, Dianna WALKER, Carolyn WELLS and Beverly WILSON.

Marriages:
Harold Gene GUINN, 27, and Maranda Dale BURGER, 23, both of Mannford.
Michael Wayne EATON, 42, and Diane STOCKHOUSE, 31, both of Pawnee.
Boy Bilyeau STOCUM, 31, Jennings and Stacy Lynn HUGHES, 21, Terlton.
Joe E. ALLEY, 26, and Shauna L. GRIESEL, 19, both of Pawnee.

Divorces:
Sheryl L. BROWN vs. Kenneth J. BROWN, Jr.
Victoria HATTEN vs. Allen Acey HATTEN

Obit:
Donald (Donnie) LeRoy LOVEKAMP, 67, Morrison area cattleman, passed away in Stillwater on Sunday, September 26, 1999 and funeral services were held in Stillwater, Tuesday.
He was born in Morrison on April 18, 1932, to Herman and Frieda (HORNBERGER) LOVEKAMP and attended and graduated from Morrison High School. He lived in the Morrison area until his death. He was a self-employed cattleman and had been associated with the Pawnee Livestock Sales at one time.
He married Barbara BRUMBACK in 1952 at Morrison. They were divorced, and he married Louise HODGE. They were also divorced. Donald was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Perry, and the Moose Lodge.
Surviving is a son and 2 stepdaughters, 6 grandchildren, plus a sister.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 28, 1999, at the Strode Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. William R. CHASE officiating. Cremation followed. The Strode Funeral Home of Stillwater was in charge of arrangements.

Thank You - Ethel DUNCAN Family
The family of Ethel DUNCAN wishes to thank Southern Oaks, Dr. CLYER, Dr. RIEMER, Pawnee Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, the Baptist Church ladies, Poteet Funeral Home, Sam SOUTHERN, Rev. Dennis DIEKER, and all the friends and relatives for their acts of kindness during the loss of our mother and grandmother. You were greatly appreciated.

Blackburn News - La Rene AKERS

Jeff COLCLAZIER and Rena DOMINGUEZ got married in Tulsa at Ren's sister, Selena STOCKLEY's home on Saturday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m.

Shawna GRIESEL and Joe ALLEY were united in marriage Saturday, September 25th at the Family Worship Center in Pawnee. We wish both of these couples God's blessings.

Ray BROWN got home from attending the "Horseback Trail Ride" at Okmulgee. This is a charity for Make A Wish Foundation for terminally ill patients. Ray's grandson, Adam HALL and daughter, Becky HALL went with him. They left Friday and came back home on Sunday.

Doris DAWE's nephew, Raymond WAYMAN, and wife, Marjorie, from Kentucky are visiting. Doris wants to keep them as long as they'll stay. Sunday, Beverly KELLY, Tulsa, visited. They enjoyed a delicious fish fry.

Cindy ROBERTS and Frankie FUNKHOUSER attended Shawna GRIESEL and Joe ALLEY's wedding Saturday, September 25.

Joe PARKER and Deloris HIGGINS had a visit from their daughter, Peggy WITTER, Arlington, Texas. They all attended Jeff and Rena's wedding and had a good time visiting.

Carol and Christina MALLORY went to Memphis, Tennessee over the weekend.

Michelle NOVOTNY presided at the punch bowl for Shawna and Joe's wedding Saturday. Angie, Johnny and Michelle NOVOTNY attended the SCHLAIS reunion at the Women's Building in Pawnee Sunday. After the reunion, Johnn and Angie went to Ralston to visit Emmert and Auldene GARDNER and Hildur GEORGE.

Bernice STRADER, Dorothy HALL and Mary POGUE went to Ponca City to visit their brother, Floyd SPEARS.

Stephanie LANE - Cody ELWOOD To Exchange Vows October 9th
The wedding of Miss Stephanie LANE, El Dorado, Arkansas, and Cody ELWOOD, Lewisville, Texas, will be an event of Saturday, October 9, 1999. The couple will exchange vows at 2:30 p.m. in the Sunnybrook Christian Church, Stillwater, before the Rev. Paul WEECE.
Parents of the couple are Ken and Kem LANE, El Dorado, Arkansas, and J.D. and Bille ELWOOD, Sr., Morrison. The bride-to-be is a 1994 graduate of El Dorado High School and received her bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University in 1999 in Public Relations. She is currently employed by the GaylerSmith Company, of Coppell, Texas.
The prospective groom is a 1994 graduate of Morrison High School and received a bachelor of science degree in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture (tuff management) from Oklahoma State University in 1999. He is currently assistant superintendent at Bridalwood Golf Club in Flower Mound, Texas.
Stephanie is the granddaughter of Bob and Shirley LANE, Bob SIEN, and Jean HOOPER, all of Pryor. Cody is the grandson of Bill and Maxine CHILDERS of Glencoe.

Thank You - Norma NEFF
Pawnee County - I have enjoyed my years of working in and with the special people of Pawnee County. Thank you for all the cards and letters sent while I was ill. The phone calls, caring thoughts and prayers meant so very much to me and my family.

Thank You - Clarence and Elaine BANNING
Thanks for the many prayers, calls, and visits, each one meant so much to us. A special thanks to our pastor, Brother Virgle and Doris CALVERT, our daughter, Lina VANCE, for being there during the surgery. Thanks to Bo and Heather KISTLER for the meal provided when we came home.

Thank You - Charlotte MALTSBERGER
Thanks to the law enforcement of Pawnee County, September 21. On my way to work, my car broke down on he Cimarron Turnpike. One cell phone call to the Pawnee Police Department and Chief Jerry ROLLAND contacted my husband with the message. While waiting for Jarrett, Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper, Steve WARLICK stopped. Later, Ted CROCKER came to assist. I certainly feel fortunate to live in a community where people care. A big thanks to the Pawnee Police Department and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Glencoe News - Leslie TORRES

Scott MOORE is recovering from breaking his collarbone. We all wish him well. Maxine MITCHELL is in the Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa. She had a heart valve replaced and is doing good.

Brooke HEATHERINGTON and Rodney LAIRD want to announce their engagement. They will be married on October 17. The couple plan to make their home in Pawnee. Brooke is the daughter of Becky and Alan HEATHERINGTON of Glencoe, and Rodney is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Gordon LAIRD of Pawnee.
Brooke HEATHERINGTON is attending NOC Nursing School. There were 250 slots and Brooke was one of 50 chosen to be in the nursing school. When she finishes, she will be a Registered Nurse.

Mary MAHAFFEY said her husband, Lester, is much better after his bout with Ecoli. Lester spent 10 days in the hospital and was very sick. Now it is possible to see him on his small tractor doing some light work.

Nola and Claude ELLINGTON are some of the members of the Wagon Wheel Square Dancers Club that is teaching square dancing skills at the Stillwater Senior Citizens on Monday evenings. The Ellington's are officers in the club.

Anna PORTER said she is doing fairly well, but it has taken a long time for her to feel well again. Anna misses driving her car, but her son takes her out quite a bit.

Jeff CLARK is on his way to full recovery after his two operations. He is able to work some.

The City of Glencoe is going to have a new downtown business. Gene and Gari Sha ROBINSON are planning a grand opening for their new cafe, "Gene's Smokehouse Cafe." The Robinson's are GHS graduates and long-time residents of Glencoe. They live southeast of Glencoe and have 3 children: Lindsey, Seth and Ethan in Glencoe Schools.

Skedee News - Barbara WALKER

Shauna GRIESEL and Joe ALLEY were married Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at the Family Worship Center in Pawnee. Joe is the nephew of Lynn NUTTLE and grandson of Julia NUTTLE.

Wednesday, Jeff COLCLAZIER and Rena were married in Tulsa. Jeff is the son of Gary COLCLAZIER, grandson of Earl and Helen COLCLAZIER, Joe P. and Deloris HIGGINS of Blackburn.
Congratulations to both of the happy couples and may our Lord and Savior be the center of their lives together.

Theda Rae HARSHBARGER is improving from her surgery; however, she has been suffering from her back being out of line.

A shower will be held for the expected baby of Brenda and Mitch MCCORMICK on October 8 at 7:00 p.m. hosted by the Assembly of God Church. Friends and neighbors are welcome.

Guests of Earl and Helen COLCLAZIER Friday thru Tuesday were her sisters, Mrs. Ann RANDOLF and Mrs. Margaret AUTLMAN of Sweetwater, Texas, and niece, Susan HARKEY, of Abernathy, Texas.

Earl and Helen attended the 60th wedding anniversary of Herman and Margaret TUCKER. Grandsons, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff COLCLAZIER of Edmond, and Josh COLCLAZIER and friend, Jennifer, of Blackburn, visited their grandparents Sunday.

Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Denis DIEKER traveled to Emporia, Kansas for the Memorial service of his nephew, Larry DIEKER.


October 6, 1999

Pawnee High School Royalty (photo)
Coronation ceremonies were held Friday evening at Memorial Field for the 1999 Pawnee High School Homecoming Queen. Freshman escort Phillip WHEELER, Freshman attendant Jeanine DAILEY, Junior Escort Joe MOORE, Junior Attendant, Tiffany TANSEY, Queen Escort Ricky EDWARDS holding gift bearer Alexis Lynn EDWARDS, Queen Amanda EDWARDS, 1998 Queen Escort, Aaron BRUNS, 1998 Queen Kristi DAY, Sophmore Escort, A.J. LEADINGFOX, Sophmore Attendant, Rachel Leann ROBERTS. In the front is Triston Lee GASKEY.

Marriages: Jeremy J. ORCUTT, 23, and Imogene M. DAVIS, 28, both of Terlton.

Divorces: K. Gayord BURGESS vs. Leila M. BURGESS.

Connie Reneua CABE vs. Gerlad Steven CABE.

Lee Ann BROWN vs. Ronny BROWN.

Obit:
Richard Oscar MOORE, long time respected Blackburn area farmer/rancher, 85, passed away in Tulsa on Thursday, September 30, 1999, and funeral services were held in Blackburn, Tuesday.
He was born on May 18, 1914, at Blackburn to Oscar Marion MOORE and Lou (TANSEY) MOORE and lived in the Blackburn area all of his life.
Thelma Irene BERG became his bride on November 21, 1934 at Sapulpa, Oklahoma and she preceded him in death on August 5, 1993. He is survived by 3 sons, a sister and 3 brothers.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 1999, at the Blackburn United Methodist Church, where he was a long time member, with the Revs. Orra COMPTON and Bill HATHAWAY officiating. Interment followed in the Blackburn Cemetery under directions of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Skedee News - Barbara WALKER

There will be a baby shower Friday October 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the Skedee Assembly of God Church for the expected baby of Brenda and Mitch MCCORMICK.

Juanita VANCE traveled this past week with her son, Dale Vance, wife Nona, and her mother, Myrtle SANDERFER to the Mansfield, Missouri area.

Friday night Floyd WALKER had a surprise retirement dinner and get-together at Stillwater. All his co-workers and their spouses, plus our former mailmen, Mr. and Mrs. Nate BILYEU and Mr. and Mrs. Sam SOUTHERN, attended. He received an appreciation award, a super fishing tackle box and a new mailbox. Ruth SMITH, temporary postmaster did a super job pulling it all together. Floyd really enjoyed his job and will miss everyone on the route.

Retirement Reception (photo)
Helen DAY, 3rd from left, recently retired from the Pawnee County Clerk's office after 21 years. A retirement reception was held in the big courtroom on Thursday where she received certificates, a plaque and many gifts from her co-workers. Pictured are personnel from the Court Clerk's office: District Attorney's office and District Judge's office. L to R: Beth BRINSON, Lori BURCHETTE, Mrs. DAY, Lisa DEWITT, Court Clerk Elaine TANNAHILL, Cathy DAY, Janet DALLAS, Karen WOODRELL, Vicki CALVIN, and Jan BANNING.

Maxine MAHAN - Frank MOTES Married at Pawnee Bill Ranch
Pawnee Bill Ranch was the setting for the Old West wedding of Maxine MAHAN and Frank MOTES, at 2:00 p.m. September 18, 1999. The Rev. Tobe SPERRY of Spavinaw officiated the ceremony.
The bride and her four daughters, Tammy SIMPKINS of Houston, Texas; Toni SILER of Cleveland; Jeanne STOWERS and Lacy MAHAN of Blackburn, arrived by a stagecoach driven by Bubba JESTES. Maxine's grandson, Colton SILER, of Cleveland, rode shotgun.
The groom and best men, Brent FATKIN of McAlester, arrived on mules. Also attending the groom were his aunt, Billie Jean HODGE of Hartshorne, and son, Kevin MOTES, of Norman.
The bride was presented in marriage by her grandson, Colton SILER.
A reception was held immediately following the ceremony. Reception attendants were: Pam DOSS of Terlton, Dana ELLIS and Helen BLACKBURN of Pawnee, Rhonda WRIGHT of Hartshorne, and Bobbie HIGGINS of Pawnee.
Photographs were taken by J.L. COURTNEY of Oklahoma City. Frank presented Maxine with a beautiful paint gelding "Apache" as the wedding gift.
Following a wedding trip to Branson, Missouri, the newlyweds have established a home in Blackburn. Frank is the parole officer for Pawnee County, and Maxine is employed by Miss Lillie's Family Dining in Pawnee. (photo)

Kari FERGUSON - Hardy WATKINS To Exchange Vows December 4
Mr. and Mrs. Larry FERGUSON of Cleveland, Oklahoma announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kari, to Hardy WATKINS.
The bride-elect is a 1982 graduate of Cleveland High School. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1986 and from Oklahoma City University with a MBA in 1996. She resides in Edmond and serves as the Executive Director of the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation.
Kari is the granddaughter of the late Jo O. and Anna FERGUSON of Pawnee and the late Howard and Frances FLANAGAN of Cleveland.
The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. WATKINS of Midwest City. He graduated from Carl Albert High School in 1981 and from the University of Oklahoma in 1986. He resides in Oklahoma City, where he is employed by the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation as the owner's representative.
The couple plan a 10:45 a.m. ceremony Saturday, December 4, 1999, at Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City. Pastor Marty GRUBBS, of Edmond, will preside. (photo)

Melissa BROWN - Tracy ARGO Married In Outdoor Ceremony
In an outdoor wedding September 19, 1999 at the country home of the bride's parents, Melissa Dawn BROWN, Cushing, became the bride of Tracy Lee ARGO, Stillwater. The Rev. John SPIRES officiated at the 6:00 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Butch and Barbara BRADLEY of Cushing. She is the granddaughter of Leta and the late Jeff BRADLEY. Larry and Ann ARGO of Pawnee are parents of the groom. He is the grandson of Harlon and the late Rachel PEERY.
The couple exchanged vows in an outdoor setting before a wooden archway decorated with peach roses, babies breath and greenery, accented with peach ribbons. Escorted by her father, the bride wore a full-length gown of white bridal satin. The satin strapless bodice featured an overlay of illusion netting embellished with seed pears, see-through back, long sleeves, and a rolled jewel covered neckline. The long straight skirt formed a train. Her fingertip veil of illusion featured a hand-rolled hem and was attached to a delicate halo of beads and flowers with satin streamers.
The bride carried an oversized bouquet of peach roses, babies breath, greenery, accented with satin streamers.
The groom was attired in a dress coat, white shirt with a peach and white boutonniere.
Amy EARNEST was matron of honor. She wore a dress of forest green with a white scalloped top. Steve COLLINS served as best man. He was attired in a dress coat and white shirt.
Brianne Murrell BROWN and Delaney Kayanne ARGO, daughters of the bride and groom, were flower girls. Their dresses matched that of the matron of honor.
A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. Reception attendants were Melodie HATFIELD and Brooke CACKLER.
Following a short wedding trip, the couple is at home in Stillwater. Attending from Pawnee were: Larry and Ann ARGO, Martin and Alisa ARGO, April and Robby, Todd and Mandy FENTON; Maegan, and Matt HALL, Allen and Angie WHITE, Brad WHITE and Maria BOITEL. (photo)

KITCHEL Reunion Held in Ponca City
The annual KITCHEL family reunion was held September 18 at the home of Earl KITCHEL in Ponca City.

Thank You - Herman and Margaret TUCKER
We wish to thank our many friends and family who helped us celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary and Herman's 80th birthday. We appreciate your remembering us, attending our party, and sending the many cards and letters of good wishes. There are not enough words to express our appreciation for the way the entire community has stood by us, loved us, and supported us, both in business and personally, throughout our marriage, which began at ages 16 and 18 and "surely couldn't last." Thanks also to the Pawnee CHIEF for publishing the announcement of our important milestones. Love to the wonderful people of Pawnee.

Water Garden Club To Meet Monday, Elect New Officers
A progressive dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Lee and Bonnie BROWN and end at the Phil and Marcia PALMATARY home. Anyone interested in water gardening is invited, according to Kelly DOUGLAS, President.

Glencoe News - Leslie TORRES

The Church of Christ Ladies are having a money tree at the wedding shower for Nicole LANGLEY and D.J. RIPLEY. The shower will be October 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the church.
Nicole LANGLEY, daughter of Kay and Luther DRISKEL, and D.J. RIPLEY, son of Tami BURRIS and Jeff DAVIDSON wish to announce their upcoming marriage. The couple will be wed at 7:00 p.m. October 16, in the Glencoe Church of Christ.

Maxine MITCHELL is in St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, but is expected to be sent home Monday if all goes well.

Mr. John KINDER is in the hospital in Oklahoma City. John was involved in a car accident several weeks ago and he was moved from Memphis, Tennessee to the City to be close to family. He is still in serious condition.

Loalee and Tommy CREAGER are in Hawaii visiting their granddaughter, Cindy, who was recently married there.

Mr. and Mrs. Cling STOUT and son, Mikail, are in Dexter, Minnesota, visiting with her father.

Mr. and Mrs. Max PORTER attended the Golden Age Reception October 1, at the Tulsa State Fair for couples married over 50 years.

On October 14, 15, & 16, Commander James KUHN - USNR - Retired, will host the former crew members of the USS Passumpsk (A-107) in Oklahoma City at the Clarion Hotel. James served on the USS Passumpsk from 1958 - 60.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce BULLARD were in Choctaw this weekend at a birthday bash for Bruce's uncle, Gene BULLARD - age 80.

Mr. and Mrs. Don MCCLAIN of Wichita, Kansas, were Saturday guests of Grandmother and Grandfather, H.B. KROUT.

Elsie MURPHY is taking care of her 2 year old great granddaughter, Ashey Gale. Ashley's mother, Stacy, Debbie DEERING, and Carley SHERRY, are on a tour of Israel with a church group.

Blackburn News - La Rene AKERS

The community was saddened to hear of the death of Richard MOORE, a long time farmer, rancher and friend. He died Thursday and his funeral was 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 5, at the Blackburn Methodist Church. Our prayers are with the family.

Jack and Iletta OSBORN, Sand Springs, came Saturday to visit Ted and Jane OSBORN. Next Sunday, T.L. OSBORN will hold a celebration for his brother, Jack OSBORN, who will be 84.

A family reunion was held at the home of Gladys HAGLE on Sunday.

Mel HENRY Recognized For Volunteerism
Mel Henry knows exactly where she'd like to live is she could pick anyplace in the world. "Right here," the long time Pawnee community volunteer says smiling.
Before she and her husband, Dr. Ray "Doc" HENRY, who in 1951 became Pawnee's first veterinarian, retired 12 years ago, they thought they might like to travel. But they quickly found, "We don't want to go to Greece, we don't want to go to Ireland, we want to be right here in Pawnee," she said emphatically.
"We do love this town - we back everything that comes to this town that's good," Mrs. HENRY said. "And that's plenty for a little spot of less than 2,000 people. Pawnee has a lot of things for a small town - one of the largest pow-wows anywhere, the rodeo, the wild west show, the steam engine show."
When she's not volunteering in community projects, Mrs. Henry, 72, keep plenty busing, doing quilting or embroidery. An then of course, she has to take time to listen to her 73 year old husband's band, "The Ol' Geezers. Laughing, she explained, "There are seven Ol' Geezers if they can all get up on the stand." They practiced here in her family room last night. She said her house "rocked last night" for three hours while the band played, with the Henry's pet terrier, Hooter, taking it all in. The dog lays right in the middle of the floor - he loves it! The Pawnee-based band plays a mixture - jazz, country, a little rock, swing, for such events as RV conventions she said.
Doc's the emcee, he keeps things rolling, tells a joke or two, when he's not on the trumpet or singing. Doc has played music for 60 years and Mrs. HENRY has quilted for 30 years. The couple met at Ralston High School when they were both sophomores, have lived for 48 years in Pawnee, where they worked together in his veterinary practice for nearly 40 years. They've been married for 53 years.
They have a son, Pawnee County Associate District Judge Matthew HENRY, and a daughter, Ava OSBORN, a patient representative at Stillwater Medical Center. We've got 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild and feed 16 at the tale, custom-made so everyone can eat together at family get togethers, she said.
Life is never boring at the Henry household. Boredom, we don't know how to spell that, she quipped. I come from a family of do-ers. My Mom had 12 children, I was #10, Mrs. Henry explains. Her mother, the late Thelma Irene BOYLES, made quilts and sewed all the time, while her father, the late Nelson BOYLES, farmed in Payne County at various locations around Stillwater, Yale, and Cushing.
The family didn't have a lot of money, but was filled with love. Like her parents, Mrs. HENRY is a giving person, volunteering her time not only for Pawnee projects, but also a member of the Board of Director4s for Judith Karman Hospice, a non-profit United Way agency based in Stillwater.
Currently she is working on a quilt to donate to the hospice's resale shop, Karman Korner, for an auction next Spring. Mrs. Henry said it feels good to know the proceeds from the sale of her quilt will be used to help take care of terminally ill patients who are served by Judith Karman Hospice, regardless of their ability to pay.
"One of my best friends in Pawnee was served by Judith Karman Hospice a year before I got on the board. I was so impressed with the care they gave her - they were so loving, patient people. It is wonderful what they do."


October 13, 1999

Stars & Stripes
Air Force Airman Alvinza R. LAYTON, Jr. has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the 6 weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and customs and received special training in human relations. In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Layton is the son of Barbara E. LAYTON, and grandson of Buelah LAYTON, both of Pawnee. (photo)

Clinton Allan DAVIS, of Pawnee, joined the Oklahoma Army National Guard, September 25. He will attend infantry basic training at Ft. Benning, Georgia, May 30. Dallas is the son of Ronnie and Cathy DALLAS. Currently, he is a junior at Pawnee High School, and he is studying welding at Meridian Technology Center.
Upon graduation, Dallas plans to attend college. His military expereience will make him make him more responsible, he said, "I joined for the outstanding educational benefits, and I want to try something different.

Marriages - None -

Divorces:
Mary Caylyn POLM vs. James Allen POLM

Sherry MCCLENDON vs. Harvey MCCLENDON

Pamula L. MULLINS vs. Merle S. MULLINS

Carlotta Elaine ALEXANDER vs. Raymond Eugene ALEXANDER

Thank You - We would like to thank Fire Chief Dink and Boby for being with us until 3:00 a.m. Appreciate it guys. Thank You, Water Department.

Thank You - Helen DAY, Retiree
A special thank you to all of those who made my retirement party such a success. It has been a pleasure working for Pawnee County in the Court Clerk's office for the past 21 years. Thank you for the gifts, flowers and well-wishes.

Thank You - Brodie CLARK & Family
I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciations for the concern expressed to my family during my recent illness. It's very encouraging to know prayers were voiced for me during the past wees by the Pawnee Indian Baptist Church family, other church groups and individuals. I would like to thank you for your telephone calls and visitis while I was a patient at Stillwater and Hillcrest Medical Center. Also for the cards, flowers and the monetary assistance that helped my family while they were with me at Hillcrest, these expressions are greatly appreciated. I especially thank my friend, Nora PRATT, for coming to check on me at Hillcrest. Thank you to the medical staff at both medical ceters. I'm doing fine and will take another month off frrom work before seeing the doctor. Again, thank you and I ask that you continue to remember me and my family in your prayers.

Graduates - Phillip C. KEELING
Officer Phillip C. KEELING recently graduated CLEET Basic Police Academy and is employed with the Oklahoma State University Police Department in Stillwater. A former employee of the Pawnee County Sheriff's Department, Keeling attended 9 1/2 weeks of CLEET training and received his certification card on September 30 from Academy Director Dr. TIDMORE. Phillip is a 1990 graduate of Pawnee High School and the son of Joyce A. FOWLER. He plans to obtain his degree at OSU and then apply with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Indian News
Jeneen M. SUNEAGLE, Shawnee, has been selected by the Oklahoma Indian Theatre and Dance Company, of Tulsa, as the head Hair and Make-up Artist and Designer, in the production of “Black Elk Speaks,” a stage production…She is a full blood member of the Pawnee Nation. She is the daughter of Beatrice Eaves SUNEAGLE, of Pawnee, and the late James “Archie” SUNEAGLE. She is a granddaughter of William “Bill” Taft EAVES of Pawnee and the late Rachel Crow Chief EAVES.

Deepest sympathy to the family of Manuel KNIFECHIEF. Manuel’s services were held at the Otoe-Missouria Tribal Center.

Blackburn News - La Rene AKERS

T.L. OSBORN hosted a party for Jack OSBORN’s 84th birthday at his residence in Tulsa, Saturday afternoon. All of Jack’s brothers and sisters were there. Those attending from this area were Frankie and Alvin FUNKHOUSER, Verna REED, Ted and Jane OSBORN. Many nieces and nephews attended. All had a good time of fun and fellowship.

Joy CALVIN had a fish fry at her home on Thursday. Those attending were Phil PINKSTAFF and friend, Pat, Oklahoma City; Richard BUERGER and Chuck HEPPEL, Ponca City.

 The family of Richard MOORE is thankful to the Blackburn and Skedde ladies for all the food and assistance at the dinner and sympathy given at Richard’s funeral. It meant so much to them.

It was good to visit with Wilma Sue HAJEK RENFRO, John SCHEIHING, Medford, Weldon and Dorothy WEAVER, Stillwater, at the funeral Tuesday.

Bill and Judy BEVINS, Perry, took Bonnie BEVINS to Richard’s funeral on Tuesday.

George and Sandy PINKSTAFF, Sapulpa, came Friday evening and spent the weekend with Joy CALVIN. Tuesday, Joy and Phil went to the funeral for Richard MOORE.

An 80th birthday party was held for Oliver MCDUGLE on Sunday, at the Skedee Methodist Church.

Deloris and Joe HIGGINS went to visit Bill MESHEK in the Tulsa Regional Hospital Sunday. Bill had a heart attack, but is better.

Alma CAUGHLIN’s guests on Wednesday were her brothers, Dale ROYSTER, Owasso, and Raymond and Modine ROYSTER, Ralston. They had a lovely afternoon visiting with sis.

Obituaries

Cecil Wallace “June” DAY, 75, retired trucker, passed away on Monday, October 11, 1999, at home in Pawnee, and funeral services will be held here this afternoon.
He was born in Fairfax on March 25, 1924, to Cecil Wallace DAY, Sr. and Mayme SWOPES DAY. He attended school in Nebraska and graduated from Union Star rural school, near Pawnee. On February 5, 1943, he married Waltina MINNEY at Perry.
A trucker and dispatcher for many years, for Groendyke Transport Company, they lived in Wichita, Cleveland, Tulsa and Pawnee. He established DAY Trucking Service, hauling livestock, from which he retired in 1996, because of his health.
He as a member of the Maramec IOOF Lodge #299 and treasured his family of 62 direct descendants. Surviving is his wife of 56 years, 3 sons and 3 daughters…19 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Also surviving are 2 brothers…and 3 aunts…

The Revs. Bob COPELAND and Ray ROBINSON will officiate at the 2 p.m. funeral service, today, Wednesday, October 13, 1999, at the Pawnee First Baptist Church, followed by burial in the Maramec IOOF Cemetery, near Maramec, under directions of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee. (Photo)

Manuel KNIFECHIEF, 89, passed away at Ponca City, on Wednesday, October 6, 1999, and funeral services were held near Red Rock on Saturday.
He was born in Pawnee on September 19, 1910 to Charles KNIFECHIEF and Maggie (HAND) KNIFECHIEF. Manuel graduated from Chilocco Indian School and after graduation, traveled with an orchestra for four years as a trumpet player. He was a veteran of WWII.
He married Caroline DEROIN on March 13, 1934 at Pawnee, and she preceded him in death on March 16, 1979. Retiring from Civil Service at Vance Air Force Base, where he worked in the commissary, he moved to Ponca City, to be near a friend, Alethea GOLDSPINK.
Surviving are six grandchildren…a great granddaughter, and 4 stepchildren…Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, 2 daughters: Angie KNIFECHIEF and Irene KNIFECHIEF REVELES; stepson, Tommy BASSETT and 2 brothers, John and Dennis KNIFECHIEF.
Funeral services were held at noon on Saturday, October 9, 1999, at the Otoe-Missouria Cultural Center near Red Rock. Interment followed in the the Otoe-Missouria Cemetery, which was nearby. Arrangements were handled by the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Myrtle THOMAS, retired Home Economics teacher, 81, passed away in Tulsa on Thursday, October 7, 1999, and funeral services were held here Tuesday afternoon.
She was born on December 9, 1917, in Maramec, Oklahoma to George Curtis THOMAS and Elizabeth Ann (DAVIS) THOMAS and attended and graduated from Maramec High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Central State Teacher’s College at Edmond, and later earned her masters degree from Oklahoma State University.
Her career as teacher of Home Economics began at Maramec, then at Hennessey and Morrison, before coming to Pawnee, where she retired in 1983 after 40 years of teaching here. Myrtle was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Pawnee, the Retired Teachers Association and Kappa Kappa Iota.
She is survived by a brother and his wife, a sister…She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Howard THOMAS; a nephew, Lt. Mike THOMAS and a brother-in-law, James KOLB.
The Rev. Scott KENEDA, pastor, presided at the 2 p.m. funeral service on Tuesday, October 12, 1999 funeral service on Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at the First United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Pawnee’s Highland Cemetery under directions of the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee. (Photo)

Linda Fern (CACY) SCOTT, Pawnee School librarian, 54, died on Monday, October 11, 1999, in Stillwater and her funeral will be held here Thursday. She had been in ill health for some time.
She was born in Bristow, Oklahoma on November 21, 1944, to King and Lora (GREER) CACY. Linda attended and graduated from Stillwater schools in 1962 then attended OSU and graduated in 1966 with a degree in Home Economics Education. She moved to Pawnee and worked in the school system for 2 years as a Home Economics teacher. She received her Masters Degree in Library Science from the University of Central Oklahoma and took the position as librarian for the Pawnee Middle and High Schools, the position she held at the time of her death.
She was married to John SCOTT on December 22, 1967 in Stillwater and they were divorced some time later. Linda enjoyed quilting and crafts, and was active in the First Baptist Church of Pawnee, was a member of the Pawnee Business Women’s Club, Delta Zeta and Kappa Kappa Iota sororities, National Education Association, Oklahoma Education Association, and served on the Pawnee Foundation for Academic Excellence.
Surviving is a son and a daughter…a sister…and her mother. She was preceded in death by her father.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 14, 1999, at the Pawnee First Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Bob COPELAND officiating at 11 a.m. Graveside services will be held in the Bristow Cemetery at 3 p.m. that day under direction of the Strode Funeral Home of Stillwater. (Photo)

Lova Darleena BISHOP, 65, passed away in Pawnee on Wednesday, October 6, 1999, and services were held here on Monday, October 11, 1999.
Born to Walter E. HEISLER and Viola M. (RAU) HEISLER on September 21, 1934, she was raised in Pawnee, graduating from Pawnee High School in 1952. She married Thurman R. BISHOP on December 27, 1953, and they moved from Pawnee to Hallett in 1974. They were blessed with a son and daughter, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
A member of the First Christian Church and Cross Country Chapel, she was a boot and saddle maker and farmer. Mrs. BISHOP is survived by her husband, a daughter…a son…6 grandchildren…a brother and sister…She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Wilbur HEISLER.
Services were held Monday, October 11, 1999 in the Poteet Funeral Chapel, with Tom and Antonya HADWIN, ministers. Burial followed in Pawnee’s Highland Cemetery, under the direction of the Poteet Funeral Home. (Photo)

Elsie C. THURMAN-JOHNSTON, 92, of El Dorado, Kansas, died Monday, October 11, 1999, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 13, 1999, at the First United Methodist Church in El Dorado.  Graveside services and interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Masham Cemetery, Pawnee, Oklahoma.
She was born January 18, 1907, at Pawnee, Oklahoma, the daughter of Charles ERSKINE and Eva Blanche (UNDERWOOD) LOCKWOOD. She was a homemaker and went to El Dorado in August 1979 from Joplin, Missouri. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
In 1928, she married King David THURMAN. He died in 1947. She later married C.F. JOHNSTON in 1967. He also preceded her in death, in 1984. Those she leaves are a son and his wife…a daughter…7 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, 4 sisters, and 2 sons: Erskine THURMAN and an infant THURMAN son.

Angyl ELLIOTT - C. MONEYMAKER Will Exchange Vows Saturday
Sheryl BROWN, Pawnee, is announcing the approaching marriage of her daughter, Angyl ELLIOTT to Corey MONEYMAKER.
Parents of the bride-to-be are Sheryl BROWN, Pawnee, and Danny and Neoma ELLIOTT of Red Rock. She is the granddaughter of Sharon VAUGHAN, Pawnee, and the late Sam and Marie ELLIOTT. The prospective groom is the son of Terry CATLET of Stillwater, and Vernon MONEYMAKER of Tulsa. His great grandmother is Dannah MCGILVREY of Stillwater.
The couple will exchange marriage vows Saturday, October 16, 1999, at the Family Worship Center south of Pawnee. The Rev. Ricky EDWARDS will officiate the 5:00 p.m. ceremony. An Open invitation is extended to family and friends.
Angyl is a 1994 graduate of Pawnee High School. Corey graduated from Stillwater High School in 1993. Following the wedding, they will be making their home in Pawnee.

Amy BROWN - Tony SMITH Wed at Methodist Church (Photo)
Amy Dawn Angelique BROWN became the bride of Tony Rae SMITH on Saturday, July 31, 1999. Rev. Scott KENEDA, the couple’s pastor, and Rev. Don Q. BROWN, grandfather of the bride, presided at the 4:00 p.m. ceremony at the Pawnee United Methodist Church.
The bride is the daughter of Steven and Jeanni ANDROES and Calvin and Mattie BROWN, all of Pawnee. She the granddaughter of Beverly and the late Jake SAYRE, Pawnee, Rev. Don and Joyce BROWN, Glencoe, and Leroy and Margie ANDROES, Fairmont, Oklahoma.
The groom is the son of Randy and Robin SMITH of Pawnee. He is the grandson of Delmar and Raylene SMITH, Orlando, Oklahoma, Marilyn GRIFFITH and Jim of Carbondale, Kansas, and Richard and Martha GRIFFITH of Berryton, Kansas.
…After the traditional tossing of the bouquet and garter, the couple left for a wedding trip at Lake Eufaula. The newlyweds are now at home in Tonkawa, where they are both students. They plan to return to Pawnee, following graduation.

Couple Returns To First Home To Celebrate 48th Anniversary (Photos)
Richard and Arlene CARTMELL, Pawnee, celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary September 29, 1999, in the same residence in Stillwater that was their first home.  Arlene’s sister and husband, Velma and Louis BUNTIN, Olathe, Kansas, helped them celebrate the occasion.
They first entered the home on their wedding day, September 29, 1951. Both couples lived in what was then a 2-story red brick apartment house, occupying the lower floor.
On the Cartmell’s 45th anniversary, they had family photographs including their children and grandchildren, made in front of the run-down, abandoned structure. Build in 1891, the building appeared to be on its way to being torn down.
The house, located at 623 S. Lewis, was purchased by Becky and Alan ANDREWS, Stillwater, and has since been tastefully renovated into a Bed and Breakfast, the Madison House Inn.
For their anniversary, the couples occupied the same area, lower floor of the home that was their living quarters 48 years ago. Hostess Beck ANDREWS had a bouquet of red roses awaiting the anniversary couple in the Honeymoon suite, and a five-course breakfast was served to the couples.
The CARTMELLS have four children: Richard Jr., Randall Ray, and Sonya Gay, all of Pawnee, and Steven DALE of Broken Arrow. They also have 10 grandchildren.

Happy Birthday Bill!
On Tuesday, October 12, Hazel (NAIL) WALKER celebrated her 90th birthday. From the gang at the Pawnee County Historical Society, We Miss You! (Photo)

ELLINGTON Reunion Held at Home of Thelma STOCKER
Descendants of T.J. ELLINGTON gathered September 26, at the home of Thelma STOCKER for their annual reunion. The day was spent visiting.
Attending were Lester STOCKER, Mr. and Mrs. Harold BUNNY, Mr. and Mrs. Nick ALEXY and daughters, Paul BUNNY and children, Mr. and Mrs. Dee JONES and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Darren TUCKER, Mrs. Beula FLAGER, Kenny ELLINGTON and daughter, Melissa; Mr. and Mrs. Tommy DUDLEY and children, Mary HYMER, Monte ROBINSON, Jenny and Brandon WREN, Elton and Joe STOCKER, Jr. And Mr. and Mrs. Elton STOCKER.

Happy Birthday
October 14: Joe CUDE
October 15: Greg YOUNG, Pat MURRELL, T.T. ABINGTON
October 16: Craig MOORMAN, Judy WARDEN, Dawn HARRIS, Ralpha REED, Dena Hopper MORRIS
October 17: Donna GREGORY, Vigil MALONE, Joe DAY, Betty J. COLBERT
October 18: Cheryl BAKER, Cindy ROBINSON, Jennifer HANGER, Vince KENT, Tony ABINGTON
October 20: Berdina GEORGE, Carissa GARDNER-ARGO, Jodi Michele ABINGTON, Mellissa COLEMAN, David BURNETT

Skedee News - Barbara WALKER

Assembly of God Church - Ted and Jane OSBORN will hold their annual wiener roast.

Oliver MCDOUGLE celebrated his 80th birthday in a big way and he appreciates everyone who came and made his day.

Happy birthday on the 17th for Hayden MCCORMICK; 25thth Gayle FUNKHOUSER; 26th Emma TUCKER; 28th Theda Rae HARSHBARGER; 31st Terra BRIEN, Auldene GARDENER.

Barbara WALKER met Belle MCCLASLIN and her mom, Rose CAUTHRON of Winfield, Kansas, in Fairfax, for the YORK reunion.

The family of Lee and Emazell PECKENPAUGH gathered at the River Front, in Ponca City, for a family reunion. Those from this area, joining other descendants were: Mr. and Mrs. R.B. FUNKHOUSER, Mr. and Mrs. Carl FUNKHOUSER, Mr. and Mrs. Emmert GARDNER, Mr. and Mrs. Keith FUNKHOUSER and children, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin FUNKHOUSER and family, Mrs. Shannon RENFRO and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Bart GARDNER and children, Mr. and Mrs. Sam GOAD, Mr. and Mrs. Loris PECKENPAUGH, Jo Ann HARSHBARGER and Deedra MORRIS, Tina STEELE and son, Nancy BRIEN, Renate HARSHBARGER and daughters, Aunt Jo HAYTER and Mr. and Mrs. Ward EVATT.

Black News - Reba ELSTON

Rev. COLBERT, Antioch Baptist Church pastor, was out of state and there was no worship service held at Antioch. Attending the service in Fairfax was Ruth BELL, Johnny GREEN, Pear ABINGTON, Betty BELL, Robin and Don TUBBS.  

Leon GREEN is home visiting family and friends.

Glencoe News - Leslie TORRES

Glencoe United Methodist Men’s Breakfast and devotional will be held in the Fellowship Hall, Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Cooks will be Alan DOWNS, Ralph SPIVA and Clem WARD.

Laity Sunday, October 17, Jeff KUHN will give the message at the United Methodist Church, Allen MITCHELL will be the worship leader. UMW will present a skit and Barbara FRYAR will present the children’s church.

The Glencoe School Carnival King is Colt FERGUSON and the Queen is Kara SMITH, of the 8th grade.

Nichole LANGLEY, Glencoe, and D.J. RIPLEY, Tulsa, will wed Saturday, October 16, 1999, at 7 p.m. in the Glencoe Church of Christ before Ken MANTEL. Nicloe is the daughter of Kay and Luther DRISKEL of Glencoe. The groom, D.J. RIPLEY, is the son of David RIPLEY, Glencoe, and Tammy NELSON, of Stillwater. Nicole is a graduate of Glencoe High School and is employed by Food Outlet in Stillwater. She is a full-time student at OSU. D.J. graduated from Glencoe High School and is an employee of Trim Rite of Tulsa. The couple plan to live in Glencoe.

Monica COMBRINK, a State 4-H Ambassador, assisted with the Lamb Lead at the Tulsa State Fair. She helped in the show ring and with the Awards presentations on October 9.

Sunday afternoon, October 10, Ann Dee BARROWS, Michael BARROWS and Monica COMBRINK attended a meeting of the North Central Iris Society in Enid.

Weekend guests of Chris and Nicki BARROWS were Nicki’s family, Jim and Becky DECHANT and their son Albert, from Jefferson City, Missouri.

Club Championship Held at Local Course
The Pawnee Golf Course Club Championship was played Sunday, October 10 with 27 members participating in 3 flights for men and 1 flight for women. In the women’s flight, Andy BOWEN won the club championship, Michel Green placed 2nd.
B flight Champion was Bruce BROOKS. Bob SCOTT took 2nd. Other players: Lee ANGELEY, Keith SMITH, Lynn BROWN, Jim NUNN, Bill GRIESEL, and Alan BAKER.
A Flight, Steve UPSHAW took 1st, 2nd place was Clay BOWEN. Other players: Virgil CRAVENS, David DIETZ, and Don CAVETT.
Championship flight winner was Mike WILKINSON. Last year’s winner, Josh SANDERS, finished 2nd. Other players: Ryan ELLISON, Jacob SANDERS, Chance TATUM, Lewie DIETZ, John MOLES, Mike SANDERS, David TANNER, Sam GOAD, Charlie BOWEN, and Woody WOODWARD.

Almost There (Photo)
Pawnee running back, Ricky EDWARDS appeared to be stopped at the 5-yard line, but he battled his way to near the 2 before the ball was stripped away and fell into the endzone last Friday night. Fortunately, offensive lineman, Jacob SANDERS, was on hand to recover the ball for a touchdown against the Sperry Pirates.

Benefit Dance For Ronnetta RICE, Candidate for Miss Indian USA
A benefit dance will be held for Ronnetta Rice, candidate for Miss Indian USA, on Saturday, October 23, 1999, in the Pawnee High School Gymnasium.
Gourd dancing will begin at 2:00 p.m., with a supper break at 5:00 p.m. Gourd dancing resumes at 6:00 p.m. with the Parade In set for 7:00 p.m. Bring your own dishes and chairs.
Currently, the head staff includes: Herb ADSON, head singer; Mark WILSON, arena director; Poncho BRADY, head man dancer; Laura SIGWIG, head lady dancer; and Kelly SWITCH, head gourd dancer.
Miss RICE is the 21-year-old daughter of Ronald and Minnie RICE, and is currently a student at the University of Oklahoma. A graduate of Pawnee High School, she also graduated from the 2-year radiology program at Meridian Technology Center in Stillwater.
She served as the 52nd Pawnee Indian Veterans Homecoming Princess. Grandparents include the late Delbert and Elizabeth HORSECHIEF and the late Charles and Lida (RIDINGIN) RICE. She is also the great-granddaughter of the late Dollie MOORE.

Masham News - Pat MCALISTER

Mr. and Mrs. Paul DENNEY attended the wedding of their granddaughter, Lyndsey DENNEY, to Roger MONAHAN. They were married in Glencoe two weeks ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl CASEY went to Ponca City, Friday evening, to watch their grandson play football and their granddaughter cheerlead for the Owasso team. On Sunday they helped the BARNES family celebrate the birthday of Mary SCHONE.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth RICE attended their family reunion Sunday, with about 90 in attendance. Their son, Robert RICE, Evan and Lane of Ft. Worth, spent Saturday night with them.

Joy WEBB visited Mr. and Mrs. Clarence BANNING Friday morning. Dorothy MALONE visited them Sunday afternoon.

Legal Notices:
Case No. JFJ-99-27 In the matter of the state of Oklahoma in the interest of Chestiena Dennys Sell, DOB 05-22-89, an alleged deprived child. Notice of publication to Kyle SELL…Matthew D. HENRY, Associate District Judge. Elaine TANNAHILL, Court Clerk by Karen WOODRELL, Deputy Court Clerk.

Service Directory:
FENTON Construction Company - Todd FENTON, Owner
Air Conditioning & Heating - Sales and Installation - Dale OSBORN
Miss Francie’s Pre-School & Child Care Center - Francie ROUGHFACE, Owner
Karen’s Hair Design, Karen HORN, Owner
Robert J. SCOTT, Attorney At Law
Ray ROBINSON - Soil Conservation, Dozer Work, Track Hoe
S&R Auto Repair, Robert ADAMS
Vanguard - Cleveland - Portraits, Restoration, Weddings - Bob VANDEVENTER
Kraft Pest Control - Morris & Royce BRIEN
Shirley’s Beauty Shop - Shirley RILEY, Hairdresser
Bob D. BUCHANAN - Attorney At Law
Ralston Farmers Fuel & Oil, Inc. - Joe DAY, Owner - Manager


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