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® Your Link to the Growth, Technology and Advancements of Pioneer Telephone & Subsidiaries Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc. July-August 2005 Pioneer Tele-Topics 1 July-August 2005 PIONEER BOARD ADOPTS NEW POLICY CONCERNING VOTING IN DISTRICT ELECTIONS At the conclusion of the last election cycle in April of 2005, it was brought to the attention of the Pioneer Board that the policy that had been in place for many years needed to be reexamined and, possibly, modified. The Board appointed a committee to review the policy concerning voting by members of Pioneer Telephone Cooperative who represent various business entities. Subsequently, at their Board Meeting on July 8th, the Pioneer Board of Trustees adopted the following policy: Only those properly identified will be able to cast a vote for specific business entities; they will be required to sign documentation to verify their position with the respective member. One registrar will handle all business entities that are eligible to vote, thereby bringing more effi- ciency and accountability to the voting process. The following individuals will be able to vote for the various business entities identified. 1. INDIVIDUAL (Either husband or wife can vote.) 2. JOINT TENANCY — LIMITED TO HUSBAND AND WIFE, GRANDFATHERED ONLY (We no longer permit people to sign up in joint tenancy status; however this could be voted by either joint tenant.) 3. SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP (These memberships can only be voted by the owner or co-owner.) 4. GENERAL PARTNERSHIP (Any general partner can cast a vote for the partnership.) Pioneer Board Adopts New Policy - continued next page PIONEER TELE-TOPICS (ISSN 1096-5653) is owned by and published bi-monthly for the benefit of CAPITAL CREDIT ALLOCATIONS INFORMATION the approximately 50,000 member-families of Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc. To obtain your Capital Credit balance, EDITORIAL & CIRCULATION please send the membership name, town Contact…Sheila Ferris, Editor-Coordinator and phone numbers involved to: Mailing Address…Tele-Topics, PO Box 539, Kingfisher, OK 73750 Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc. • Call…(405) 375-0116 • Fax…(405) 699-3053 • E-mail…firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: Capital Credit Department PO Box 539 • Kingfisher OK 73750 Loyd Benson • Principal Executive Officer Richard Ruhl • General Manager or…Call Toll Free: 1-800-650-6116 Jim Eaton • Asst. General Manager Pete Peterman • Asst. General Manager Periodical Postage paid at Kingfisher, OK Jeff Martin • Asst. General Manager Harold Logsdon • General Counsel 73750 and other additional entry offices. – B o a r d o f Tr u s t e e s – Member subscription rate: $2.96/year Non-Member subscription rate: $6/year President - Loyd Benson, Frederick Leroy Lage, Watonga Vice President - Mike Dobrinski, Okeene Ralph J. Choate, Hennessey POSTMASTER - Send address changes to: Secretary - Linda Dich Randall, Omega Dennis Mueggenborg, Kingfisher Treasurer - Dave Krittenbrink, Okarche Greg Heath, Canton Pioneer Tele-Topics Asst. Sec./Treas. - Gail Parker, Thomas David Shepard, Helena PO Box 539 D.W. Leathers, Crescent Mary Petty, Newcastle Kingfisher OK 73750 Gary Green, Blanchard Pioneer Tele-Topics 2 July-August 2005 Pioneer Board Adopts New Policy - continued 5. LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (Only a general partner can vote.) 6. CORPORATION (These memberships can only be voted by the general manager, or the president, or the vice-president.) 7. LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) (Can be voted only by a member.) 8. LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIP (Can be voted only by a member.) 9. TRUST (Can be voted only by a trustee.) 10. HOSPITALS (Can be voted only by the administrator, or president, or vice-president of the board.) 11. VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN UNINCORPORATED AREAS (Can be voted only by the fire chief or assistant fire chief.) 12. CHURCHES, INCLUDING PARSONAGES IF SET OUT AS A SEPARATE MEMBERSHIP AND HELD IN THE NAME OF THE CHURCH (Can only be voted by the minister, or chairman, or vice-chairman of the governing body.) 13. CLUB/LODGE/MISCELLANEOUS ASSOCIATIONS (Can only be voted by the chairman or the vice-chairman of the governing board.) 14. SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER (Can only be voted by the chairman or vice-chairman of the governing board.) 15. SCHOOLS (Can only be voted by the superintendent, or president, or vice-president of the school board.) 16. TRIBAL GOVERNMENT (Can only be voted by the chief, or assistant chief, or chairman, or vice-chairman.) 17. MUNICIPALITIES (All city offices of any type can only be voted by the city manager, or mayor, or any elected member of the governing board of the city or town.) 18. COUNTY GOVERNMENT (If all county offices are covered by one membership, the county can only be voted by one of the county commissioners or the county clerk. Those county offices that have individual memberships can be voted only by the elected official.) 19. STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICES (Can only be voted by the individual in charge of the local office of the State agency involved, if it possesses a separate membership.) 20. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (Can only be voted by the individual in charge of the local office of the Federal agency involved, if it possesses a separate membership.) 21. CONSERVATORSHIP/GUARDIANSHIP (These memberships can only be voted by the court appointed conservator or guardian.) 22. POWERS OF ATTORNEY (No Powers of Attorney, including Durable Powers of Attorney, are authorized to vote.) Pioneer Tele-Topics 3 July-August 2005 Richard Ruhl Named To Leadership Oklahoma, Class 2005-06 Richard Ruhl, Pioneer cation process and selected Telephone Cooperative General from across the state.” Manager, Kingfisher, has been Pioneer President and PEO selected to participate in the Loyd Benson recommended next class of Leadership Ruhl for this opportunity saying, Oklahoma (LOK) which begins “Richard has strong administra- with an induction ceremony in tive skills and impressive knowl- August at the State Capitol. edge of the industry. By empha- Leadership Oklahoma is a sizing strong customer service, statewide organization that state-of-the-art technology and annually selects 50 of the the diversification of services, state’s most outstanding leaders Richard has helped Pioneer for each class. LOK says, “The maintain remarkable corporate goal is to tap the energies of growth.” those leaders to initiate positive “This is not only a very spe- change for the benefit of all cial honor for Richard,” Benson Oklahomans. Participants are concluded, “but for Pioneer Richard Ruhl, General Manager, Pioneer chosen through a rigorous appli- Telephone Cooperative as well.” Telephone Cooperative, Kingfisher. Did You Know? Pioneer Cookbooks Are Available At Your Local Office Due to the overwhelming response to the Pioneer 50th Anniversary Family Cookbook, the cookbooks are available again. Cookbooks may be purchased at any Pioneer Telephone local business office for $10 each. With more than 440 pages of recipes that are separated into eight categories, the cookbook also includes helpful cooking tips and an index. It makes a great wedding or Christmas gift! Stop by today to check out all the delicious recipes and helpful information found in this cookbook. Purchase your copy today. You’ll enjoy the recipes for years to come. Pioneer — Close Knit Pioneer Tele-Topics 4 July-August 2005 Students Receive Oklahoma Telephone Association (OTA) Scholarships The Oklahoma Telephone Association Scholarship Foundation was formed in 1993 for the purpose of helping students pursue their academic careers in higher education. Scholarships are awarded to successful applicants who are dependents of employees of Oklahoma-based telephone companies. The scholarships are available for full-time students attending Oklahoma universities, four- and two-year colleges and post-secondary career technology curriculums. Students of Pioneer Telephone employees receiving $500 scholarships each include: Mallory Redwine, daughter of Reggie and Carol Redwine of Kingfisher; Marie Kadavy, daughter of Jerry and Kathy Kadavy of Kingfisher; Christy Biehler, daughter of Beelie and Marcella Biehler of Omega; Heather Eaton (not pictured), daughter of Sheila and Mike Eaton and Scott Kochenower (not pictured), son of Karen and Greg Kochenower of Kingfisher. Kay Seymour, Executive Vice President of OTA; $500 Kay Seymour, Executive Vice President of OTA; $500 scholarship recipient Christy Biehler; Loyd Benson, scholarship recipient Mallory Redwine; Loyd Benson, Principal Executive Officer, Pioneer Telephone and Principal Executive Officer, Pioneer Telephone and Richard Ruhl, General Manager, Pioneer Telephone. Richard Ruhl, General Manager, Pioneer Telephone. Kay Seymour, Executive Vice President of OTA; $500 scholarship recipient Marie Kadavy; Loyd Benson, Principal Executive Officer, Pioneer Telephone and Richard Ruhl, General Manager, Pioneer Telephone. Pioneer Tele-Topics 5 July-August 2005 WANTED! Do you have a barn, grain bin, silo or outside building structure that you would like painted? We would like to paint a partnership mural on your structure depicting your family or business & Pioneer. For consideration, please submit a picture along with your name, address, telephone number and directions to: Pioneer Telephone Cooperative Attn: Janice Wiese PO Box 539 Kingfisher, OK 73750 or e-mail email@example.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org D e a d l i ne is O ct o be r 1, 2 0 0 5 Pioneer Tele-Topics 6 July-August 2005 I am a new business customer and am interested in placing an ad in the yellow pages of Pioneer’s Northwest Oklahoma Directory. Who would I contact, is there a deadline for contacting and who designs the ad? In addition, I have placed coupons in other tele- phone directories and found them to be very successful; does Pioneer offer coupons in this directory? Thank you for your interest in the yellow pages of Pioneer’s telephone directory. Pioneer has a staff of professional sales consultants available to design an advertising program to fit your individual needs. Currently, our staff is working on the 2006 Northwest Oklahoma Directory and will be until late October. Call 1.800.977.3678 to speak with a sales consultant. Pioneer also has a design staff to assist with your ad layout, or Pioneer would be happy to use your design. We are very excited to offer coupons in the 2006 Northwest Oklahoma Directory. Be sure to ask how you can place a coupon for your business FREE of charge in the coupon section of the directory. Your ad in the yellow pages of the Northwest Oklahoma Telephone Directory works for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call today — 1.800.977.3678 — to speak with a Pioneer sales consultant. The Pioneer Telephone Directory . . . Reliability with Competitive Pricing! BUSINESS & R E L AY O K L A H O M A RESIDENTIAL TDD/TTY RELAY SERVICE • REPAIRS Telecommunications • CUSTOMER SERVICE Relay Service • NEW SERVICE For assistance in calling From your exchange. . . between persons with a Dial 611 or call toll-free Telecommunications 1-888-PTC-COOP Device for the Deaf and (1-888-782-2667) hearing persons. . .Dial 711 Pioneer Tele-Topics 7 July-August 2005 BE WORRY-FREE WITH PIONEER SECURITY! START PROTECTING YOUR HOME AND FAMILY TODAY! TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR LIMITED-TIME MONEY-SAVING OFFER NOW — YOU SAVE $100! Purchase a Pioneer Security System for only $149.00 including installation! SAVE $100! System includes: security panel and keypad, three door sensors, one motion detector, backup battery and siren. A monitored security system can save you up to 20 percent on your homeowner’s insurance! And Pioneer’s local, UL-listed, reliable monitoring is as low as $19.95 per month! Offer requires three-year monitoring agree- ment. Other restrictions may apply. If you already have a security system that is not currently being monitored by Pioneer, call and ask about our THREE MONTHS FREE monitoring offer! Limited time offer expires 9-30-05. CHECK OUT THESE OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED BY PIONEER SECURITY: — REMOTE ACCESS: You can call from any cellular or landline phone to activate or deactivate your alarm system. If you are away from home and need to let someone in, you can deactivate the alarm without giving out your code. — REMOTE KEY FOB: Allows you to activate or deactivate your alarm system with a remote. Also provides you with a panic button for use inside or outside of your home. — WATER BUG: This alarm monitor detects water levels and reports when the levels are too high. Want to monitor your sump pump? Add a Water Bug anywhere a pump has been placed and if the water level rises too high an alarm will be reported. — MED ALERT SYSTEM: The Med Alert system is an easy-to-use wireless electronic device designed to signal emer- gency services, friends or relatives whenever help is needed. For just pennies a day, Pioneer’s Med Alert System can give your loved ones the independence they’ve always had. A Med Alert Panic Button offers peace of mind knowing help is just a phone call away. The Med Alert system includes a Vista 15 panel, keypad, backup battery, receiver and a water-proof panic button. Additional panic buttons are available and a six month minimum lease is required. — FIRE SYSTEM: A Pioneer fire alarm provides a safer environment for your home, family, personal belongings or business. Help is just moments away with a simple phone call from a monitored Pioneer fire alarm system. Commercial equipment includes strobe lights, pull stations, smoke detectors and inspections. Residential equipment includes siren and smoke detectors. Pioneer Security is a member of the Oklahoma Burglar and Fire Alarm Association, licensed by the Oklahoma State Department of Health for burglar, fire, business and residential monitoring. License #0027 405.375.0027 or 1.888.357.0027 Complete the entry form, clip out and mail to Pioneer Tele-Topics, PO Box 539, Kingfisher, OK 73750 PLEASE PRINT Name: Your Pioneer Telephone #: Street Address and City: 1.You can call from any cellular or landline phone to ______ or _______ your ______ system. (Choose all that apply.) 4. Add a Water Bug anywhere a pump has been placed and if the a) access b) activate water level rises too high an alarm will be reported. c) deactivate d) alarm a) True b) False 2. A monitored security system can save you up to 20 percent 5. If you already have a security system that is not currently being on your homeowner’s insurance! a) True b) False monitored by Pioneer, call and ask about our _______ _____ 3. Purchase a Pioneer Security System for only _____ including FREE monitoring offer! installation! a) FIVE DAYS b) THREE MONTHS a) $249.00 b) $327.00 c) ONE MONTH d) TWO MONTHS c) $149.00 d) $169.00 IF WE DRAW YOUR ENTRY AND YOUR ANSWERS ARE CORRECT, YOU WIN $25! ELIGIBILITY: Correctly answer all the questions. You must be a current member/subscriber of Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc., 18 years of age or older. One entry per household. No photocopies. Employees of Pioneer or its subsidiaries, and their immediate household members are not eligible to enter. Winners will be contacted by letter and announced in the next issue of Tele-Topics. Clip out and mail to: Pioneer Tele-Topics, PO Box 539, Kingfisher, OK 73750. Entries must be received by Sept. 16, 2005 Pioneer Tele-Topics 8 July-August 2005 First Pioneer DTV Customers With the continued implementation of Pioneer Digital Television (DTV), more Pioneer Telephone customers are enjoying clear, crisp and reliable digital service, even through inclement weather. Pioneer’s DTV package includes local channels and CD-quality music channels. Recently Cindy Gore and Partner visited first DTV cus- tomers in Pond Creek, Nash and Lamont. Each customer received a basket of goodies along with a “one-month free” DTV service certificate. Some of the reasons these customers like Pioneer DTV? • Local company • Better price • More channels • Dependable service • Quality of reception • Bundled packages with DTV/High-Speed Internet • No installation fee with 1-year commitment • Convenience of paying one bill • Local channels FIRST PIONEER DTV CUSTOMER IN POND CREEK! Art Curl (center) with Partner and Cindy Gore, Director of Public Relations for Pioneer. FIRST PIONEER DTV CUSTOMER IN NASH! Jalene Hoffman (center) with Partner and Cindy Gore. FIRST PIONEER DTV CUSTOMER IN LAMONT! Carly Hoemann and Randy Hoemann (center) with Partner and Cindy Gore. Pioneer Tele-Topics 9 July-August 2005 Pioneer Begins Expansion Of Cellular Service Pioneer Cellular announces phase • Hwy 16 from Chickasha to I-35 a later date.” one of its expansion of wireless cellular • Hwy 74 from Blanchard to Lindsay Pioneer Cellular is a Partnership service throughout western Oklahoma • Hwy 62 from Chickasha to Group comprised of Pioneer Telephone and southern Kansas, since entering Blanchard Cooperative, Inc., KanOkla into a roaming alliance with Sprint The expanded coverage will pro- Telephone Association, South recently. vide Pioneer wireless customers Central Communications of Kansas, As part of an estimated 30-month with the most complete coverage in and Hinton Cellular Company in project Pioneer Cellular will build or western Oklahoma, and its nationwide Hinton, Oklahoma. Established in lease an additional 167 PCS voice and data roaming arrangement 1988, the group serves customers (Personal Communications Service) with Sprint permits Pioneer wireless in 12 counties in the northwest tower sites in western Oklahoma customers to have access to Sprint's quadrant of Oklahoma, with plans of and southern Kansas, to add to its network, which is one of the largest expanding wireless coverage in all 71 tower sites for a total of 238 sites. 100-percent digital, nationwide PCS of Western Oklahoma and Southern This first phase of the eight-phase wireless networks in the United States. Kansas. Pioneer Cellular provides project, will expand and improve cel- “Pioneer Cellular is looking forward services with CDMA 1X technology lular service in the following areas: to the expanded service areas for such as Picture and Text • Hwy 74 from the Oklahoma county our customers, along with new com- Messaging, Data Browsing and line to the Garber county line petitive rate structures,” said Richard downloadable BREW™ applica- • Hwy 81 from Okarche to El Reno Ruhl, General Manager. “Plans to tions. Visit www.ptci.com for more • Hwy 51 from the Logan county commemorate this historic event with information. line to I-35 our customers will be announced at Proper Vaccination Protects Your Pets From Rabies Vaccinating companion animals — Oklahoma rules and regulations Laboratory can test the brain for rabies. such as dogs and cats — against rabies require that a veterinarian vaccinate In order to conduct such testing, how- is crucial for their protection as well as dogs, cats and ferrets against rabies ever, the brain tissues must be intact. It the protection of you and your family by the time the animal four months of is important to remember not to shoot from this disease, says the Kingfisher age. The interval between rabies vacci- the animal in the head or crush the County Health Department. Already nations and boosters will depend upon skull of the animal in order to achieve this year, more than 50 cases of animal the age of the animal, type of vaccine the best testing results. rabies have been reported in Oklahoma, administered and city licensing codes. “In addition to vaccinating their pets, with cases confirmed in skunks, cattle, Rabies vaccines labeled for use in horses, owners should also keep their dogs and horses, dogs, cats and goats. sheep and cattle are also available cats close to home to reduce contact with “Vaccinating your pets may have the and recommended for show animals other animals,” Mr. Smith emphasized. added benefit of protecting your family and all valuable breeding stock. Outdoor dogs should be kenneled, or from exposure to rabies and avoid the If an animal bites a person and the kept within a fenced-in yard. Cats should costly and uncomfortable process of animal is a dog, cat or ferret not be kept indoors as much as possible receiving post-exposure shots,” said owned by the bite victim and is not and not allowed to roam freely at night Kingfisher County Health department currently vaccinated, it must be quar- to cut down on possible exposure to rabid Administrative Director Jay Smith. antined with a licensed veterinarian for animals. Parents should teach their “Although most rabies cases in 10 days. If the animal remains healthy children to never handle wild animals Oklahoma occur in skunks, most for 10 days, it is proof that the biting or approach unfamiliar dogs or cats. human exposures to rabies result from animal was not infectious with rabies “If you suspect your animals have contact with unvaccinated pets or live- at the time the bite occurred, so no been exposed to rabies, immediately stock that become rabid following an rabies shots are needed for the person contact the Kingfisher County Heath encounter with a rabid wild animal.” who was bitten. If another type of ani- Department at 405.375.3008,” he Rabies is a viral disease that affects mal caused the bite, the Kingfisher warned. the central nervous system and is County Health Department sanitarian For more information about rabies, almost always fatal once symptoms of should be contacted. Animals other contact the Kingfisher County Health the disease have started. Rabies virus than domestic pets may need to be Department or your veterinarian. is found in the brain, spinal cord and quarantined for 30 days under the care Rabies information is also available on saliva of infected animals and is trans- of a veterinarian, or euthanized and the Oklahoma State Department of mitted through a bite or opening in the tested for rabies. Health Web site at skin or mucous membrane (eyes, nose If it is necessary to euthanize the www.health.state.ok.us/program/cdd/ra or mouth). biting animal, the State Public Health bies.htm. Pioneer Tele-Topics 10 July-August 2005 NEW HOURS EFFECTIVE AUGUST 8, 2005 KINGFISHER CELLULAR BUSINESS OFFICE ONLY 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday District #1 winner was District #5 winner was District #9 includes Crescent, Donald Anderson of Eddie Duvall of Loco. Orlando, Marshall, Douglas, Mooreland. District #1 District #5 includes Blanchard, Covington and Garber. includes the exchanges of Dibble, Bradley and Loco. Okeene, Quinlan, Mooreland, District #10 winner was Freedom, Buffalo, May, Longdale, District #5 winner was Forrest Masters of Fort Supply and Selman. Vernes ZumMallen of Kingfisher. District #10 Okarche. District #6 includes includes Kingfisher and Dover. District #2 winner was Okarche, Apache, Temple, May Ann Johnson of Comanche and Hastings. District #11 winner was Canton. District #2 includes Loretta Young of Canton, Chester, Seiling, Mutual, District #7 winner was Watonga. District #11 includes Sharon, Harmon, Fargo, Gage, Naravana Simons of Watonga, Geary and Calumet. Shattuck and Arnett. Ringwood. District #7 includes Hennessey, Ames, Drummond, District #12 winner was District #3 winner was Lahoma, Loyal, Ringwood and Dorothy Fletcher of Dolores Kirk of Tipton. Meno. Newcastle. District #12 District #3 includes Frederick, includes Newcastle. Manitou, Grandfield, Davidson, District #8 winner was D. Ned Webster of Lamont. District At Large winner Chattanooga and Tipton. was Forrest Rapp of District #8 includes Deer Creek, District #4 winner was Lamont, Pond Creek, Wakita, Wakita. This district includes Marvin McBee of Hollis. Hunter, Nash, Hopeton, Cleo all districts. District #4 includes Thomas, Springs, Aline, Waynoka, Approximately 352 entries were Fay, Putnam, Custer City, Helena, Dacoma and Carmen. received. Carter, Sentinel, Hollis, Gould and Oakwood. District #9 winner was James Carter of Douglas. Pioneer Tele-Topics 11 July-August 2005 In Appreciation June 8, 2005 Pioneer Telephone PO Box 539 V OICE M AIL S ERVICE Kingfisher, OK To Whom It May W hether you’re out running errands, from your home,time with your family, on the phone or even away spending quiet Pioneer’s voice mail service answers your incoming calls and records the message. Concern; There are no machines to buy or repair, no tapes that wear out and I would like to commend no scratchy voice recording. Your messages are secure and easily accessible from any touchtone phone — anytime, anywhere. and thank the employees in your Kingfisher office. Pioneer’s voice mail allows you to have a reliable, simple and con- During the time we were venient answering service. Voice mail does everything an answering getting hooked up to the machine can do, and more! new digital television system in Hollis, we Key benefits of voice mail from Pioneer include: encountered problems from the start. • ALWAYS AVAILABLE Callers can leave messages even when Everyone in Kingfisher you’re on the phone, online or away. and Hollis was so nice • RELIABLE It keeps working, even during power failures. and helpful. The person- • POWERFUL Saves greetings and messages. Allows you the option to save or delete each message. Callers hear your greeting nel in Hollis were won- in your voice and greetings may be changed anytime, from any derful, especially Jamie phone. Boone. He went above • USEFUL Provides the date and time each message was and beyond to get the received. system right. He worked • ACCESSIBLE Retrieve messages from any touch-tone phone. off and on for nearly a week to fix it. He is Pioneer offers three levels of voice mail service. The service can be such an asset to your programmed for the call to be answered in a pre-determined number company. We need more of rings or if the line is busy. caring and efficient workers, like Jamie, in — LEVEL I One greeting (maximum of 7 messages) the work force today. — LEVEL II One greeting (maximum of 14 messages), broadcast Thanks again for the list and pager notification concern shown during — LEVEL III Five greetings (maximum of 20 messages), broadcast list and pager notification the hookup of our Digital Television (DTV) service. HOW? IT’S EASY!! Sincerely, SIMPLY DIAL 611 FROM YOUR HOME TELEPHONE OR Linda A. Powers 1.888.PTC.COOP AND ASK FOR INFORMATION Hollis, OK ABOUT PIONEER’S VOICE MAIL SERVICE Pioneer. . . High-Tech Communication with Everyday Smarts. Pioneer Tele-Topics 12 July-August 2005 Happy Anniversary - Fifty & More MR. AND MRS. EDWIN Cathy and Kurt Leichter, their 50th wedding anniversary ZUMMALLEN, OKARCHE, Edmond; LuAnn and David with family on St. George celebrated their 70th wedding Kuhlman, Minco, and Rebecca Island, Florida. anniversary July 24th at the Shank, Oklahoma City. They Mr. and Mrs. Francis were ZumMallen Reunion held in have eight grandchildren and married July 9, 1955, at the the St. John’s Lutheran Church 11 great-grandchildren. First United Methodist Church basement. in Mountain View. Mr. and Mrs. ZumMallen MR. AND MRS. Their children are Jacquetta were married July 28, 1935, at WENDELL BECKWITH, Francis, Claremore; Glen and St. John’s Lutheran Church in CLEO SPRINGS, celebrated Donna Francis, Uxbridge, Okarche. their 50th wedding anniversary England, and Mark and Cindy Their children are Geraldine on June 18th with a come- Francis, Clayton, North and George Schoelen, and-go reception at the Camp Carolina. They have five Okarche; Jeanette and Ken House in Cleo Springs. grandchildren. Robbins, Blue Springs, Wendell Beckwith and Dixie Missouri, and Evelyn and Louis Ent were married June 18, 1955, MR. AND MRS. KEITH Kastens, Franklin, Tennessee. at Oakdale Methodist Church HARKER, CRESCENT, will They have seven grandchildren northwest of Cleo Springs. celebrate their 50th wedding and five great-grandchildren. Their children are Debbie anniversary September 4th. and Allen Cox, Larry and June Keith K. Harker and Sharon MR. AND MRS. VERLIN Beckwith and John A. and G. Palmer were married NANCE, CARMEN, will cel- Juanita Beckwith, all of Cleo September 4, 1955, at the ebrate their 60th wedding Springs; Jerry and Laura Elpyco Church of Christ in anniversary with a family cele- Beckwith, Perry, and Cindy Wichita, Kansas. bration in September in Tulsa. and Ivan Doll, Conway Their children are Dana D. Verlin Nance and Jeane Springs, Kansas. They have 15 Knapp, Moore, and Taryn L. Shipler were married July 12, grandchildren and seven great- and Carey Fields, Crescent. 1945, in Enid. grandchildren. They have four grandsons and Their children are Larry and two great-grandchildren. Lloydene Nance, Ringwood; MR. AND MRS. BOBBY Rick and Sue Nance, Sand L. BENNETT, BLANCHARD, MR. AND MRS. Springs, and Christee Jenlink, celebrated their 50th wedding RICHARD MOULSON, Tulsa. They have six grandchil- anniversary July 16th with HENNESSEY, celebrated dren and eight grandchildren. family and friends. their 50th wedding anniversary Bobby Bennett and Jo Nell recently with family. MR. AND MRS. CARL Treadaway were married July Richard Moulson and Della SHANK, SEILING, celebrat- 15, 1955, at Cowden. May Mesis were married July ed their 60th wedding anniver- Their children are Mike 23, 1955, at the home of the sary August 11th with family. Bennett (deceased) and Janet bride’s parents, east of Mr. and Mrs. Shank were Bennett, Blanchard. Hennessey. married August 11, 1945, in Their children are Richard Yuma, Arizona. MR. AND MRS. DAVID Jr. and Janice Moulson, Their children are Carl Richard J. “JACK” FRANCIS, Hennessey, and the late Robin and Virgie Shank, Piedmont; BLANCHARD, celebrated Moulson Croka. They have two Pioneer Tele-Topics 13 July-August 2005 Happy Anniversary - Fifty & More granddaughters. Mr. and Mrs. Clark were mar- MR. AND MRS. STANLEY ried July 2, 1955, in Norman. SUMMERS, AMES, celebrated MR. AND MRS. Their children are Dan and their 50th wedding anniversary RANDALL MARTIN, Lori Paxton, Milford, Illinois; on July 16th with a reception SHATTUCK, celebrated their Becky and Jay Badry, Parker, at the Church of Christ in Ames. 50th wedding anniversary July Colorado and Tim and Victoria They also celebrated with family 2nd with a reception at the Paxton, Aztec, New Mexico. on an Alaskan cruise. First Baptist Church Fellowship They have seven grandchildren. Stanley Summers and Hall. Jtonne Bowles were married Their children are Douglas MR. AND MRS. BOB July 1, 1955, at the Church of and Cynthia Martin, Mulvane, RUSSELL, DOVER, cele- Christ in Ames. Kansas, and Trena and Greg brated their 50th wedding Their children are Jo Higgins, Texhoma. They have anniversary August 6th, at the Summers, Glenpool; Kim Box, four granddaughters and one Dover School cafeteria. Tulsa; and Sonya Tyau, great-granddaughter. Bob Russell and Wanda Lewisville, Texas, and Karla Black McKinnon were married and Ron Creason, Sapulpa. MR. AND MRS. August 6, 1955, in Jacksboro, They have seven grandchildren WARREN MCCONNELL, Texas. and three great-grandchildren. HENNESSEY, recently cele- Their children are Rick and brated their 50th wedding Frances (both deceased); MR. AND MRS. DON anniversary. Peggy Secondine and Eldridge VAUGHN, AMES, celebrated Warren Lee McConnell and McKinnon, Cleveland; Laquita their 50th wedding anniversary Margie Hancock were married Woodell, Casper, Wyoming; recently with family in Texas. July 1, 1955, at First United Marvin and Brenda McKinnon, Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn were Methodist Church, Hoisington, Wilson; Donald and Sally married June 11, 1955. Kansas. Russell, Dover, and Ranee Their children are Doug and Their children are Janice and Randy Green, Woodward. Tanie Vaughn, Decatur, Texas; and Rick Kerr, Marshall; Linda They have 17 grandchildren, Brent Vaughn, Ames and Joel McConnell, Brewer, Maine; 21 great-grandchildren with and Julie Vaughn, Golden, Wayne and Charla McConnell, one on the way and nine Texas. They have four grand- Wellston; Kathy and Gerald great-great-grandchildren. children. Stegall, Burns Flat, and Warren and Jenni McConnell, MR. AND MRS. R.D. Lahoma. They have 16 grand- SCHULTZ, CANTON, cele- children and 11 great-grand- brated their 50th wedding Send your 50th or more children. anniversary July 23rd at the wedding anniversary Canton Community Center. announcement to: MR. AND MRS. CLARK Their grandchildren provided PAXTON, TUTTLE musical entertainment. Sheila Ferris (Newcastle exchange), cele- Their children are Larry and Pioneer Tele-Topics brated their 50th wedding Robyn Schultz, Roger and PO Box 539 anniversary with a reception Annette Schultz and Stephen Kingfisher, OK 73750 on July 9th at Eagle Heights and Andrea Farriester. Church in Oklahoma City. Pioneer Tele-Topics 14 July-August 2005 Comanche / Empire 68th Annual Freedom Rodeo and District Fair Old Cowhand Reunion Freedom, OK— It’s that time of year the “2005 Honored Old Cowhand” FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 again when the little town of during each night’s rodeo perform- Comanche American Freedom swells to about 25 times its ance. The Queen Horsemanship Legion Hut normal size, as “The Biggest Open Contest will be featured Thursday Rodeo in the West” unfolds August evening at 7 p.m and on Friday night Comanche, OK 18-20. Built on longstanding tradition at 7 p.m. the fourth annual Freedom SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 and plain old volunteer spirit, the Rodeo Princess Contest will be held. Freedom Rodeo and Old Cowhand The Rodeo Queen and Princess will Livestock Show Reunion continues to draw fans and be crowned during Friday evening’s contestants from throughout the performance. Comanche Ag Complex country to this quaint little town nes- The American Legion will sponsor Comanche, OK tled along the banks of the Cimarron dances following the rodeo on Friday River. The three-day event combines and Saturday nights. Friday night the Entries will be taken at a unique blend of professional rodeo Tulsa band “Western Justice” will be the Legion Hut action with hometown color, style featured and on Saturday night Thursday, August 18 and genuine hospitality into a cele- “Redneck” from Albuquerque, New from 4-6 p.m. and Friday bration that has been recognized as Mexico will hit the stage. Saturday morning, one of “Oklahoma’s Outstanding promises a full day of activities start- 7-8:30 a.m. Events of the Year.” ing with the Seventh Annual Red The Freedom Rodeo boasts one Bluff Classic 5K Run and Fun Run, Concession will be hosted by of the largest payoffs of any rodeo, which will be held on a USA Track Oak College, OHCE with more than $10,000 added to and Field Certified Course. The west- event purses by Freedom’s Chamber ern art show and handmade craft fair of Commerce and area sponsors, will begin at 10 a.m. At noon, the Free Health Information bringing the total payoff to more than public is invited to a free chuck- Program For Senior $30,000. We are proud to announce wagon-style beef and bean dinner that bull fighter and funny-man Greg furnished by the Chamber and local Citizens Herrell from Hutchison, Kansas will beef donors. The Cimarron Cowboys The first issue of the Kingfisher keep the crowd entertained while Association will hold its traditional County Healthy Living newsletter has announcer David McMahon, from gathering for all “Old Cowhands” at been mailed to enrolled participants. Huntsville, Texas keeps the crowd the Cimarron Cowboy Monument, Kingfisher County Healthy Living is a informed of rodeo events. This show complete with live music and enter- free health education program designed for Kingfisher County resi- includes all the major rodeo events tainment. The highlight of the day’s dents ages 55 and over. It consists of and because of its humble beginning activities will take place at 2:30 p.m. informative newsletters and a six-week as a Junior Rodeo, two junior events when “The Great Freedom Bank series of classes. Both will emphasize are traditionally included. There will Robbery and Shoot-Out” explodes to healthy living and self-management of be a $100 calf scramble each night life in the unique cowtown setting of diseases and conditions associated for the little cowhands 12 and under. Freedom’s Main Street. with aging such as arthritis, asthma, In addition to enjoying some of the The Freedom Chamber of diabetes and others. finest rodeo activity anywhere, fans Commerce welcomes everyone to It’s not too late to sign up! To enroll, will have the opportunity to win $100 Freedom for real rodeo at its best or if you have questions or would like each night from the drawing of a during the 68th annual performance more information, please call the lucky number from their Freedom of “The Biggest Open Rodeo in the Kingfisher County Health Department Rodeo Souvenir Program. Rancher West.” at 405.375.3008 and ask for Robert. Vernon Bliss will be recognized as Pioneer Tele-Topics 15 July-August 2005 Star Bike Ride No. 5 Scheduled September 17 5th Annual Garber Star Bike Ride No. 5 riders will gather at 9/I-35 Interchange (construction zone) that Firefighters Association the First Baptist Church parking lot, Main will route the riders onto a county road to Street and Green Avenue in Purcell for reg- Goldsby south to Thomas’ Feed Store and Golf Tournament istration at 7 a.m. The ride starts at 8 a.m. then back to Purcell on Hwy 24. The September 24th The purpose of this event is to raise Norman Chapter will have a refreshment 9 a.m. Shotgun Start money for Multiple Sclerosis Research. stand at Thomas’ Feed Store. Sponsors include Oklahoma Medical Sag wagons are furnished for each Rolling Meadows Golf Research Foundation and Eastern Star route in case riders have bike trouble or Club - Garber Chapters from Blanchard, Del City, need assistance. Lexington, Norman, Moore, Purcell and Registration is $20 with a $2 discount $70 PER TEAM Washington. if registered before September 10. Carts $20 per team (pay for the The three rides include: All riders in the long rides receive a Star carts the day of the tournament) A 10-mile ride inside the Purcell limits. T-shirt, a ride goodie bag, a chance at a This is for inexperienced riders, ages under door prize and free food from some of the Mulligans 1 tee shot and 2-foot putting 15, who have no drivers’ licenses. Children finest cooks in Oklahoma! Riders will string $20 each (one per person) ride free. Riders must attend the 7:30 a.m. receive Gatorade and water, as well as Safety Talk that morning, wear a helmet food. Goodie bags include a Star Ride There are not enough carts for all teams and have a permission slip signed by a Penny, Multiple Sclerosis pin, an if bracket fills up - you can bring your parent. They will be able to buy a T-shirt for Alzheimer’s pin, coupons and other gifts own (36 team maximum). $5, if they desire. Refreshments will be fur- from local businesses. Rolling Meadows Golf club is 17 miles nished at the starting place and in Phantom Riders! We have a new cate- east of Enid on 412, 1 1/2 miles south, Chandler Park by Lexington Eastern Star. gory! With a $20 entry fee, Phantom Riders 1/4 mile east. Or - 3 miles east of 74 and A 23-mile ride with riders meeting south receive a Ride T-shirt and goodie bag. All 412, 1 1/2 miles south, 1/4 mile east. of the meeting place at Main and Green Phantom Riders will be listed on the honor- Avenues to Hwy 39, west to Woody able roster of Phantom Rides who support • Two flights with 36 team max Chapel, north to Washington and back to our cause: Multiple Sclerosis Research • Closest to hole Purcell on Hwy 24. Refreshments will be through the Oklahoma Medical Research • Longest drive inbounds contest $10 for served at Woody Chapel by the Foundation, as well as our undying love half the pot Washington Eastern Star and at Thomas’ and apprciation! • 44 & under Feed Store, north of Washington, by the For further information, call DeeAnn • 45 & over Norman Chapter. Simpson at 405.820.8615 or Catharine For more information, call Paul Grimes The 53-mile riders will ride past Woody Simpson at 405.344.6312. Email address- at 580.863.5373. Ask for Paul or leave a Chapel through Dibble and north through es are email@example.com and message. Make checks payable GFFA Blanchard to Highway 9, then east on Hwy firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, go Golf Tournament. 9. There will be a detour to avoid the Hwy to our website at www.starride.info. O.A.S.I.S. Community Parental Support Group With the availability of drugs and under- the utmost importance. Attendees will be charge except Victim’s Impact Panel. age drinking, a parental support group has guided to adhere to the same principals. O.A.S.I.S. counselors attend all V.I.P. meet- been requested. Oklahoma Addiction O.A.S.I.S. offers an array of programs ings, aid in facilitating the meetings and Specialist, Inc (O.A.S.I.S.), 404 N. Grand in for youth and teens, including smoking can enroll individuals. Direct services pro- Enid has scheduled the 1st and 3rd Cessation: Eliminating the “Gateway Drug,” vided by O.A.S.I.S. that may be needed for Mondays of each month from 6-7 p.m. for Alcohol and Drug Education; “Get Real,” license reinstatement: ADSAC Assessment, the support group. Abuse/Addiction Seminar: “Coming Back,” 10-hour D.U.I. school, 24- hour D.U.I. The parental support group will be facili- and individual analysis. Fees for these pro- school, all levels of therapy groups and tated by an O.A.S.I.S. staff member — grams vary from program to program. intensive outpatient treatment programs. donations are accepted but not required. Private drug and nicotine screenings are For more information on the O.A.S.I.S. The group will offer parents supporting par- available for either on-site or home use and Parental Support Group or any other serv- ents, with the exchange of thoughts and alcohol tests are obtainable for home use ices provided by O.A.S.I.S., please call ideas of struggling youth and teens, and only. All screenings are FDA approved. 580.234.8222, 1.888.27.OASIS or email us options of choices and consequence. In O.A.S.I.S. also provides all services at email@example.com conjunction with helping individuals and necessary for license reinstatement in families, O.A.S.I.S. views confidentiality of regards to an alcohol or drug-related Pioneer Tele-Topics 16 July-August 2005 minutes. Drain well. Combine soup and sour cream. Stir in F erris carrots. Fold in drained squash and onion. Melt butter or margarine; toss with stuffing mix. Spread half of the stuff- ing in a large rectangular baking dish. Spoon vegetable W heel Sheila Ferris mixture on top. Sprinkle with remaining stuffing mixture. Bake at 350 degrees until heated through, 25-30 minutes. Makes 6 servings. COUNTRY RIBS WITH PEACH JALAPENO CHICKEN PAPRIKA (CROCKPOT) SAUCE 12 pieces chicken breast strips 1 c. of water 1 (15 to 16-oz) can peach slices, 1/2 c. peach chutney 4 med. potatoes, sliced (skins 3 T. oil drained 1 to 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, left on by choice) Paprika 1 med. onion, chopped stems and seeds removed, 4 med. onions, peeled and sliced 1/4 c. light corn syrup or honey finely chopped Place four chicken strips in the bottom of a crockpot. 2 T bottled steak sauce 2 1/2 to 3 lbs. pork country-style Sprinkle with paprika. Layer potatoes and onions over the 1/4 tsp. ground cumin ribs, fat trimmed four chicken strips. Add one tablespoon of oil. Then sprinkle generously with paprika. Then start over with four more For the sauce, combine the peach slices, onion, corn pieces of chicken strips following the steps above for three syrup or honey, steak sauce and cumin in a food proces- complete layers. Pour one cup of water in the crockpot sor. Cover and blend or process until nearly smooth. Pour (down sides so not to wash off the paprika). Cook on low into a small saucepan. Stir in the chutney and jalapeno temperature 6-8 hours or until cooked. Carrots can be pepper. Cook and stir over low heat until heated through. added. Grill ribs on grill rack for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until tender, adding more coals as necessary. Brush two or three times BROWN SUGAR CHICKEN (CROCKPOT) with the peach mixture during the last 10 minutes of 2 lbs. boneless chicken pieces 2-3 T. minced garlic grilling. Boil any remaining sauce for 2 minutes; serve with 1 c. packed brown sugar 2 T. soy sauce ribs. Makes 4 servings. 2/3 c. vinegar 1 tsp. black pepper 1/4 c. lemon lime soda HAWAIIAN CAKE Place chicken pieces in crockpot. Combine remaining 1 box yellow cake mix 1 envelope whipped topping mix ingredients and pour over the top of chicken. Cover and 1 1/4 c. cold milk 3 oz. cream cheese, softened cook on low for 6-8 hours or until cooked. Serve with rice. 1 (3.4 oz.) box instant vanilla 1/4 c. granulated sugar Serves 4. pudding mix 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 (20 oz.) can crushed 1/2 c. flaked coconut, toasted POTATOES & CARROTS ON THE GRILL pineapple, drained 2 c. thinly sliced peeled potatoes 1/4 c. Miracle Whip Light Dressing Prepare and bake the cake according to package direc- 1 c. thin carrot slices 2 T. chopped fresh parsley tions, using a greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Cool. 1/2 c. plus 1 T. grated parmesan cheese, divided In a bowl, whisk together milk and pudding mix; let stand to thicken. Stir in pineapple. Spread over cake. Preheat grill to medium heat. Place potatoes and carrots Prepare whipped topping mix according to package in microwavable bowl. Add 1/2 cup water; cover. Microwave directions; set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, on high 5 minutes; drain well. Mix 1/2 cup of the cheese sugar and vanilla extract until smooth. Beat in 1 cup and dressing. Add to potato mixture; mix lightly. Spoon whipped topping. Fold in remaining topping. onto middle of a double layered 20-inch piece of foil Spread over pudding. Sprinkle with coconut. Cover and sprayed with cooking spray. Fold ends of foil over vegetables; refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. seal ends, then roll up sides. Place on upper shelf of grill. Cook 15 minutes. Open packet. Sprinkle potato mixture BOYSENBERRY SOUR CREAM PIE with parsley and remaining 1 T. cheese. Serves 6. In the oven: Assemble potato packets as directed. Bake 4 c. fresh or frozen 1 c. sugar at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. boysenberries 1/4 tsp. salt 1 c. sour cream 1/4 c. fine bread crumbs SUMMER SQUASH CASSEROLE 3 T. flour 1 T. butter or margarine (melted) 2 lbs. squash, thickly sliced 1 c. shredded carrot 1/4 c. chopped onion 1/4 c. butter or margarine Combine sugar, sour cream, flour and salt. Place 1 can cream of chicken soup 2 c. cornbread stuffing mix berries in pie shell. Spread sour cream mixture on top. 1 c. sour cream Combine bread crumbs and remaining sugar and butter. Sprinkle on top. Bake 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes or Cook squash with onion in boiling salt water for 5-10 until done. 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