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Inside Corrections June 2003 1 INSIDE CORRECTIONS Vol. 15, No. 6 June 2003 Agency Recognizes Correctional Officers and Correctional Officer Supervisors of the Year Submitted by Debbie Boyer Agency Officer and Supervisor the Year and Oklahoma County District Administrator of Human Resources William J. Robertson Community Corrections Correctional Officer of The Oklahoma Department of Corrections Agency Correctional Officer of the Year, Eastern the Year Clara Waters CCC formally recognized its correctional officers and Region Correctional Officer of the Year, and Jim Thomas W. Bradt correctional officer supervisors of the year at a E. Hamilton Correctional Officer of the Year Classification and Programs Correctional Officer ceremony held May 7 in conjunction with National Johnny L. King of the Year Central Transportation Unit Correctional Officers Week May 4-10. Agency Correctional Officer Supervisor of the William Key CC The days activities began at 9:00 a.m. with a Year, Community Corrections Correctional (continued on page 7) photo session with attending dignitaries in the visiting Officer Supervisor of the Year, and Southeast room of the former Mabel Bassett Correctional District Community Corrections Correctional Center location (3300 Martin Luther King). Officer Supervisor of the Year Healdton The formal ceremony began at 9:30 a.m. Community Work Center Secretary of State Susan Savage represented the Regional/Divisional state on behalf of Governor Brad Henry, who was Officers and Supervisors of the Year not able to attend due to other scheduling demands. DeWayne C. Jones Following an 11:30 a.m. lunch, honorees met at Eastern Region Correctional Officer Supervisor the State Capitol and assembled for recognition on of the Year and Dick Conner Correctional Officer the Floor of the House of Representatives Supervisor of the Year (sponsored by Representative Ron Kirby) at 1:30 Billy F. Steele p.m. West Central Region Correctional Officer of the Officers then proceeded to the Senate Gallery Year and John Lilley Correctional Officer of the for recognition by the State Senate (sponsored by Year Senator Dick Wilkerson) at 2:00 p.m. Citations Ann Sierson were presented in the Senate Gallery immediately West Central Region Correctional Officer following. Supervisor of the Year and Mabel Bassett Please join me in recognizing and supporting our Correctional Officer Supervisor of the Year correctional officers and correctional officer Donovan V. Michie supervisors. Community Corrections Correctional Officer of Classification and Programs Conducts Reentry Training William J. Robertson Correctional Officer of the Year Mary Smith The re-entry process not only affects corrections, Administrator of Programs, and but includes other state and local agencies as well. Rose Lynch Dialogues are in progress among other agencies to Administrative Specialist, Programs address filling the gaps in the provision of services Many of you have taken part in the re-entry for ex-offenders and identifying the barriers that training conducted by Classifications and Training discourage cooperation. staff. Many others are scheduled to receive training DOC policies and procedures have been in the coming weeks. This training introduces a modified to reflect the emphasis on re-entry. Since paradigm shift in the focus of corrections that builds March 2002, the Assessment and Reception Center on the departments mission to protect the public. has conducted objective assessment instruments to Community safety is enhanced when offenders identify offender needs. These needs are then are better prepared to secure appropriate housing, identified on a Case Plan to include a projected employment and social services to meet their placement date into a program that is designed to immediate needs after confinement. DOC shares meet that need. The case plan becomes a part of the mission of community safety with other state the adjustment review process to ensure the and local agencies. The establishment of offenders needs are being met and monitored partnerships with these agencies will provide a throughout the incarceration. The adjustment review smooth transition for offenders to reduce the that is conducted approximately six months prior to likelihood that they will re-offend. release, shifts the focus from the case plan to pre- release. Again, this process, from entry to INSIDE Anniversaries ................................ 8 community, is reflected in several procedures. I encourage all staff to become familiar with these Corrections Calendar .................. 7 modifications. The re-entry process affects all areas In Others Words ........................... 2 of corrections, and all staff will be involved with Johnny L. King New Employees ............................ 7 re-entry. Correctional Officer Supervisor of the Year 2 Inside Corrections June 2003 DIRECTORS IN OTHERS WORDS COMMENTS Ron Ward, Director dedication. Without their and DOC Employees invaluable assistance, and the As you know, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Words cannot express my excellent facilities at the WSKCC has faced many challenges this fiscal year. The revenue gratitude for your thoughts and firing range, the ability to train kind gift you gave during the loss reserve police officers would be shortfall and its impact on agency employees and operations of Tracy. I cannot begin to thank greatly hindered. has been the most significant. you enough. Your kindness was Again, thank you for your This revenue shortfall has necessitated the need to examine greatly appreciated. assistance. The Woodward staffing and operations at every level in the organization in J.T., Jeremy and Police Department looks forward an effort to identify potential savings, which can be Clay Kennedy to working with you in the future. contributed toward the budgetary deficit. The agency must Sergeant Terry A. Coleman view these challenges as opportunities to maximize every Carol Wekar Woodward Police Department possible benefit from the scarce resources we have available Office Technology not only this fiscal year but also next fiscal year. I just want to let you know how Edward Evans much we appreciate the Crime Deputy Director, Administration This system-wide self-examination will include a careful Alert bulletin. We have found a Our mission at the Oklahoma review of every position in the organization and may include Ron J. Ward Director way to cut and paste our Tulsa Blood Institute (OBI) is to reorganization as well as operational changes and sex offenders to Word on a single provide an ample and high quality technological expansion. The staffing component of this evaluation includes several page with the cover sheet. That blood supply. During times like objectives: allows us to distribute the these, it is even more critical that information and add the bulletin OBI has blood on the shelf and 3 To identify positions (vacant and filled) which provide either redundant or notice to their sex offender ready for patients. Whether it is noncritical services to the organization. registration file. We have a military need or an individual This identification process will include: determined that there have been patient need, OBI will have the A review of positions and functions in the areas of support or service to a few people who didnt listen blood available thanks to groups determine at what level in the organization this support or these services are most when they were advised to check like the Department of effectively and efficiently delivered; in with us. The problems have Corrections. been corrected thanks to you! We At the May 1st blood drive 36 A review of positions and functions at administrative offices to determine if kept them from being in violation employees volunteered to give these positions and functions add value to the department or duplicate services; and were able to keep our files blood and 29 were able to do so. A review of positions and identification of an effective staffing pattern for up to date. Each of these donations, once clerical support in the organization; and The detectives and officers in broken into components, has the our department appreciate the opportunity to touch as many as A review and identification of effective manager-to-staff ratios in the work you have done to keep us three lives. What a great way to department. up to date. show support for our community. 3 To vacate the filled positions identified through reassignment, redefinition, Roy Heim, Detective Shelly Hanson inquired about consolidation, or attrition. Tulsa Police Department a blood drive and Memarie 3 To reallocate the vacant identified positions to correctional officer positions or Lawrence followed up by Warden Randy Parker organizing and recruiting donors. other critical need positions. William S. Key CC Thank you to Shelly, Memarie 3 To distribute reallocated positions in accordance with established critical staffing On November 19, 2002, and all the volunteers for a levels. classes such as firearms successful turnout. This process will not occur over night. Some changes may be implemented qualifications, building searches, We look forward to returning immediately; others may be implemented over the next few months; and still others patrol procedures, and vehicle on November 12, 2003. may be implemented over the next year or so. There are numerous variables which stops were conducted for reserve Dee Josey police officers from Woodward, Blood Program Coordinaotr must be considered (staff safety, sound correctional policies and practices, as well as Oklahoma. As the coordinator for state laws, Merit Rules, and other rules and regulations), and the agency must proceed the Peace Officer Reserve Mike Mullin, Warden in a careful and thoughtful manner. The ultimate goal of this process is a more effective Academy, I would like to express Oklahoma State Penitetriary and efficient use of funded positions as well as streamlined my gratitude to Dan Smith, Todd On behalf of ROCMND Area operations. Wellman, Calvin Nelson, Brian Youth Services, I would like to Your cooperation and support will be greatly Ballard, and Tom Bradt for their thank you for allowing our staff appreciated as we go through this process. You will be help and expert instruction. These members to visit your facility on kept updated as progress continues. officers should be commended for April 22 while we were in their professionalism and McAlester for training. We were very impressed with the Inside Corrections professional and informational tour provided by Deputy Warden Jerry MASSIE Inside Corrections is published monthly for employees of the Oklahoma Department of Jane Standifird, who took the time Editor Corrections and friends of criminal justice. Its aim is to enhance communications and provide to show us many areas of the information on the development and achievements of this agency. facility and explain in detail the Betty N ICHOLSON All employees are encouraged to submit articles, letters, comments, and ideas for future various aspects of prison issues. Copy may be typewritten, submitted on 3.5 inch microcomputer diskette, or sent by operations. Additionally, several Copy Editor e-mail to email@example.com, and must be received no later than the 10th of members of your staff provided the month prior to publication. Joyce LACY Statements contained in Inside Corrections are the personal views of the authors information regarding their Assistant Copy Editor and do not necessarily represent the opinions or policies of the Oklahoma Department specific work areas. of Corrections. We appreciate you and your Janet BOLTON All items are subject to editing, with every effort made to preserve the items essential staff taking the time to provide Assistant Copy Editor meaning. Contributions should be sent to: us with this very interesting Inside Corrections learning experience, especially on Department of Corrections such short notice. Please relay to Bill BROILES 3400 Martin Luther King Avenue your staff our appreciation. Photographer Oklahoma City, OK 73111-4298 This publication, printed by Oklahoma Correctional Industries, is issued by the Division of Operations Cathy Ware Contact Case Manager John THOMPSON Support as authorized by Public Information Officer Jerry Massie. 2,000 copies have been prepared and distributed at a cost of 20 cents each. Copies have been deposited with the Publications Clearinghouse of Community Home-Based Services Desktop Publishing the Department of Libraries. Inside Corrections June 2003 3 Preliminary Review Shows Tornado Destroys 80% of Clara Waters Community Corrections Center On the evening of Friday, May 9, 2003, a tornado tore through Clara Waters Community Corrections Center. Contrary to several news reports broadcast Saturday morning, there were no injuries to staff or inmates. Director Ron Ward said a preliminary review of the facility indicates that the loss is approximately 80 percent. Inmates were immediately evacuated and placed at the old Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, next to the administration building; however, plans are underway to relocate the displaced inmates to the former District Supervisor Millicent Newton-Embrys office Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, Minimum Security Unit, on I-44. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many staff that worked to ensure the safety of the public and inmates this past weekend, Ward said. Roof is missing from kitchen area Photos by Bill Broiles Numerous trees were uprooted Oops! Better call Maaco! Recreational, medical, and kitchen building Front of the Administration Building Debris litters much of the centers grounds Reception and Control Building 4 Inside Corrections June 2003 Family Fun Day and Emp Kenneth Arnett (center) receives Courage and Johnny King, Agency Correctional Cathy M. Morton Robert Gunn Valor Award from Board of Corrections member Officer Supervisor of the Year Correctional Training Officer II Correctional Records Of James Boykin (left) and Director Ron Ward Southeast District CCr Employee of the Year for HMCC Supervisor of the Year fo Some enjoyed knocking down big baloon bowling Director Ron Ward helps serve a meal to the pins using a ball withyes, reallya person inside! approximately 1,000 employees and family members who attended Alyssa Sappington becomes friends with a pony (left) and a chicken (above) in the petting zoo area during Family Fun Day at Heritage Park in southwestr Oklahoma City. Local Shriners temple provided clowns for this years Familiy Fun Day Inside Corrections June 2003 5 ployee Awards Ceremony Michael Hansen Chester Mason, Acting Correctional Administrative Technician III fficer I Health Services Administrator III Bright Ideas! Award r NOCC Employee of the Year for OSP Human Resources Flags of the nations major armed services honor employees called to active duty for Operation Enduring Freedom The Clampetts include Warden Randall Jethro Workman, J.D. Mr. Drysdale Colbert, Jme Ellie Mae Overstreet, Deputy Director Debbie Granny Mahaffey, and Director Ron Jed Ward Hollywood Revue Tiptoe Through the Tulips with Gary Tiny Tim Gibson Lori Bell performs in talent show Deputy Director Debbie Mahaffey and Director Ron Ward as Granny and Jed Clampett 6 Inside Corrections June 2003 Welcome New Employees! HIRED IN MARCH AND APRIL Oklahoma State Mabel Bassett CC Penitentiary Kimberly R. Hollenback Ranette L. Powell Treen L Lorentz Waylan L. Watkins Joyce L. Morton Sharon K. Burndage James Crabtree CC Kathryn M. Burton Chrissy George George Leatherman Jess Dunn CC Dennis R. McCollum Luretha Gaines Carl D. Oldridge Larry D. Prater Eddie Warrior CC Anthony Mayhue Oklahoma State Robert D. Taylor Reformatory Matthew E. Real Northeast Okla. CC James F. Smith Thomas A. Gibson The following members of the Damien Anderson CDCC Jason Woodruff NEDCC Joseph Harp CC Northeast District CC Council on Law Enforcement Helen James JCCC Lance Kopenhagen NWDCC Jerry J. Moore Norma L. Presley Education and Training Class STWCL Johnny Richerson JDCC Chad Dennis OSR Shannon M. Taylor 2003-01 graduated from the Basic Bradley Warren JEHCC Sedric Jones SWDCC Medical Mack Alford CC Peace Officer Academy at the Joseph Farrell JLCC Thomas Bogges TCDCC Minoo Moradi Donna Sims Employee Training and Development Famous Marshall JLCC Robert Hert III TCDCC Industries Center in Stillwater on May 1, 2003: Michael Howell JHCC Alice Mattson TCDCC Dick Conner CC Teresa L. Parker Alisa Alred CDCC Andy Paul JHCC Camille Porter TCDCC Joe T. Lucas Melissa Stimpson CDCC Michael OConnor LARC Tommie Starnes TCDCC Fathers Day Oklahoma Department Of Corrections Online June 15 Employee Memorial By Ron J. Ward Most historians credit Sonora Dodd, Director of Washington state, for starting the I would like to call to your attention Fathers Day tradition. an existing feature of the Human She heard a Mothers Day sermon Resources web pagean on-line in 1909 and wanted a day to honor her employee memorial. father, a Civil War veteran who raised The employee memorial is six children alone after the death of accessible from the Special his wife. Dodd chose June 19th, her Recognition section of the Human fathers birthday. Resources web page at the following Others contend that Grace Golden link: Clayton of Fairmont, W. Va., launched h t t p : / / w w w. d o c . s t a t e . o k . u s / the first Fathers Day. Her own father, humanresources/special.htm a Methodist minister, had died in 1896. The memorial contains several She still missed his guidance and was sections. The section entitled, considering hosting a special tribute to Corrections Memorial, is him around Independence Day. dedicated to the members of our Then, in December of 1907, a local Pre-service trainees (left to right) Pat Blankenship, Susan Tuck, and Jamie corrections family who died during mine explosion killed 360 miners, Lambert completed two weeks of training for support staff personnel 2000, 2001, and 2002. Although this leaving 250 widows and more than April 25 at the Employee Training and Development Center in Stillwater. memorial has been in existence for 1,000 fatherless children. That event led Clayton to celebrate what many Sabrina Mach Receives quite sometime, photos will be added to the memorial for those who died consider the first Fathers Day, on July 5, 1908. Governor s Commendation during 2003. The Corrections Memorial section It was partly the explosion that set By Robbie Fullerton furthers her pursuit of excellence and also has a subsection entitled, In the me to think how important and loved Victim Services commitment to crime victims and the Line of Duty, which is dedicated to most fathers are, she said. All those As the discipline of crime victim Department. She characterizes the those correctional employees who died lonely little children and heartbroken services has grown over the years, so strength, resolve and respect needed in the line of duty over the years. widows in a matter of a few minutes. has the number of remarkable to make a difference in the life of a The Special Recognition- How sad and frightening to have no individuals that significantly contribute survivor. Retirement, section honors father, no husband, to turn to at such to its success. Today, in Oklahoma the Governor Brad Henry presented Department of Corrections employees an awful time. field includes countless people and Sabrina with a Governor s who retired during 2000, 2001, and programs that, through vision, action, Commendation as part of a special 2002. and leadership have helped to improve program held April 9 in conjunction The reasonable man the lives of victims and survivors in with National Crime Victims Rights Employees who died and employees adapts himself to the world; who retired are also honored each year the aftermath of crime. Week and the 8th annual Crime with a special memorial display during the unreasonable one persists One such person is the Department Victims Rights Day. National Crime the Family Fun Day/Employee Awards in trying to adapt the world of Corrections Victims Assistant Victims Rights Week gives Ceremony. Sabrina Mach. communities across the country an to himself. Therefore all Although relatively new to the crime opportunity to organize and hold If you have any questions, please progress depends on contact Debbie Boyer, administrator victim services world, Sabrina has observances, candlelight vigils, rallies of Human Resources, at 405-425- unreasonable men. exhibited professionalism filled with and other events in honor and support 2844. George Bernard Shaw compassion and patience, which only of crime victims and their rights. Inside Corrections June 2003 7 Correctional Officers/Supervisors Honored Corrections Calendar (continued from page 1) Gail A. Noblin Gary W. Cowan Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Officer of the JUNE Classification and Programs Correctional Officer Year 2 Board of Corrections Supervisor of the Year Central Transportation Joseph L. Moss John Lilley CC, Boley Unit Jackie Brannon CC Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Officer 13 West Central Region Golf Tournament Eastern Region Supervisor of the Year Crimson Creek Golf Course, El Reno Officers and Supervisors of the Year John C. Pollard 14 Flag Day Gary L. Bankston, Jr. Oklahoma State Penitentiary Correctional Officer 15 Fathers Day Dick Conner Correctional Officer of the Year of the Year 17-20 Pardon and Parole Board Meeting Justin D. Hall Bob H. Huie, Jr. Joseph Harp CC, Lexington Eddie Warrior Correctional Officer of the Year Oklahoma State Penitentiary Correctional Officer 21 First Day of Summer Mike Murry Supervisor of the Year 27 Board of Corrections Eddie Warrior Correctional Officer Supervisor West Central Region Northeast Oklahoma CC, Vinita of the Year Officers and Supervisors of the Year Clint J. Holland Billy J. Eischen JULY Howard McLeod Correctional Officer of the Bill Johnson Correctional Officer of the Year 4 Independence Day Year Samuel D. Jones 15-18 Pardon and Parole Board Meeting Edward M. Bruce Bill Johnson Correctional Officer Supervisor of Lexington A&R, Lexington Howard McLeod Correctional Officer the Year 20-24 NABCJ Annual Conference and Supervisor of the Year Jeffrey M. Greb Training InstituteSt. Louis, Mo. Deborah A. Powell James Crabtree Correctional Officer of the Year 20-23 Southern States Correctional Association Jackie Brannon Correctional Officer of the Year Robert K. Denton 34th Annual Conference Robert E. Womack James Crabtree Correctional Officer Supervisor Hot Springs, AK Jackie Brannon Correctional Officer Supervisor of the Year 25 Board of Corrections Meeting of the Year Mark J. Weidman Mack Alford CC, Stringtown Orie T. Baker Joseph Harp Correctional Officer of the Year Jess Dunn Correctional Officer of the Year Tommy J. Fitch AUGUST Todd Brown Joseph Harp Correctional Officer Supervisor of 9-14 ACA 133nd Congress of Corrections Jess Dunn Correctional Officer Supervisor of the the Year Nashville, TN Year Christine L. Badgwell 19-22 Pardon and Parole Board Meeting Eldon L. Potts John Lilley Correctional Officer Supervisor of Oklahoma State Penitentiary, McAlester Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Officer Supervisor the Year 29 Board of Corrections Meeting of the Year Terri G. Smith Jackie Brannon CC, McAlester Lewis A. Layton Lexington Assessment and Reception Center Mack Alford Correctional Officer of the Year Correctional Officer of the Year Wintford E. Kenyon, Jr. Mack Alford Correctional Officer Supervisor of the Year William F. Robb, III Lexington Assessment and Reception Center Correctional Officer Supervisor of the Year Flag Day RETIRING SOON Sheri Simpson Mabel Bassett Correctional Officer of the Year Nail Sakmari June 14 Oklahoma State Reformatory Correctional Officer of the Year The following employees are scheduled to retire Terry L. Cody during the months of June and July. Oklahoma State Reformatory Correctional June Officer Supervisor of the Year Jimmy Banks, Oklahoma State Penitentiary Charles Goree John Bennett, Lexington A&R William Key Correctional Officer of the Year Herbert Brewer, Southwest District CC Danny L. Smith Peggy Canada, Mabel Bassett CC William Key Correctional Officer Supervisor of William Chown, Data Analysis the Year Brian Cowan, John Lilley CC Community Corrections Donald Fields, Jackie Brannon CC Officers and Supervisors of the Year Charles Harris, Dick Conner CC Melvin A. Walters Billy Jackson, James Crabtree CC Northeast District Correctional Officer of the Flag Day is an appropriate time to recall the story Joyce Kestler, Jess Dunn CC Year Muskogee CCC of one of the worlds most reproduced photographs: Edwin Lee, Mack Alford CC Gary C. Skeen the famous flag-raising at the battle for Iwo Jima in Richard ONeal, Jim E. Hamilton CC Southeast District Correctional Officer of the World War II. J.B. Patterson, Jess Dunn CC Year Earl A. Davis CWC Joe Rosenthal, an Associated Press photographer, Ervin Pool, Mack Alford CC Steve Longmire captured the scene on Feb. 23, 1945, after receiving Glen Stebleton, Southwest District CC Northwest District Correctional Officer of the word that a patrol was headed up a nearby hill with July Year Sayre CWC an American flag. He and other photographers had Robert Boren, Howard McLeod CC Karen D. Bowling to navigate through mine fields and run for cover Clarence Bowen, Joseph Harp CC Northwest District Correctional Officer six times as U.S. Marines bombed Japanese forces Elizabeth Brooks, Clara Waters CCC Supervisor of the Year Enid CCC hiding in caves. By noon, they had reached the Michael Flint, Oklahoma State Penitentiary LaDonna Laskey summit in time to see six men straining to erect a Lawrence Gruszka, Lexington A&R Oklahoma County District Correctional Officer 20-foot iron pipe bearing a huge American flag. Ernest Little, Lexington A&R of the Year Kate Barnard CCC Rosenthal made a pile of rocks and sandbags to get Judith Reaves, Administration Ira J. Moore an elevated view and snapped the photograph for Michael Talley, Mack Alford CC Oklahoma County District Correctional Officer which he received a Pulitzer Prize. Donald Taylor, Mack Alford CC Supervisor of the Year Kate Barnard CCC Three of the men in the photograph were killed James Cupp, Dick Conner CC Terasina L. Johnson before the battle was over. Nearly 7,000 other Frank Humphrey, Oklahoma State Penitentiary Oklahoma County District Correctional Officer soldiers died in action on Iwo Jima out of more than Daniel Reed, Central District CC Supervisor of the Year Clara Waters CCC 20,000 American casualties. In a way, it is a picture of a miracle, Rosenthal Visit the agencys web page at: www.doc.state.ok.us said. No man who survived that beach can tell you how he did it. It was like walking through rain and not getting wet. 8 Inside Corrections June 2003 ANNIVERSARIES June 2003 33 Years 28 Richard McElhatten NWDCC 1 Dawn Anderson LARC 1 Joseph T. Brown JDCC 9 Harold D. Guthrie JDCC 28 Michael D. Shamblin JDCC 1 Rodney D. Bailey JDCC 1 Rosie E. Harris EWCC 31 Years 20 Years 1 Joseph L. Barchue CDCC 1 June K. Prater TCDCC 12 Patricia M. Foster CWCCC 1 Donna Scott-Campbell HMCC 1 Kathy M. Bridges NEDCC 4 Emmett G. Daniels NEDCC 29 Years 4 Linda G. Sneed Davis CWC 1 Vincent Coleman Walters CWC 4 Thomas B. Kelly LCCC 13 Larry J. Hahn OSR 8 Lynne Hayton-Crossey SWDCC 1 Keith A. Cornelius JCCC 11 Terrance Lynch Idabel CWC 15 John A. Hamner JHCC 20 Charles E. Dillard LARC 1 Jeanne J. French OSP 18 Johnny Bennedict, Jr. MACC 28 Years 20 James D. Horton HMCC 1 Roger A. Fry JEHCC 18 Terry L. Brenton NOCC 2 Neville O. Massie MBCC 20 Donald F. Kent DCCC 1 Jonathan C. Gray DCCC 18 Faron D. Bryant JHCC 20 Nancy E. Dillahunty MBCC 20 Michael D. Talley MACC 1 Garnett D. Haiflich DCCC 18 Ronald L. Gibby MACC 27 Years 20 Leonard Vickers Mangum CWC 1 Ernest L. Little LARC 18 Vickie J. Hurd EWCC 14 Wallace C. Wood LARC 20 Carol J. Wekar Office Tech 1 Bill E. Lynch JHCC 18 David L. Kincaid JEHCC 26 Years 20 Floyd L. Wilson, Jr. JEHCC 1 Billy E. Lyons JBCC 18 Freddy L. McGinty MACC 1 Dan C. Goodall Training 20 Coy C. Woodall ERO 1 Alan S. Pounds JHCC 18 John Schoemann OSR 1 Ronald K. Hickerson ECCC 27 Tamara Hill JHCC 1 Robert W. Seaton JBCC 18 Ronnie R. Turner MACC 9 Samad Azarian NOCC 27 Linda A. McKee NOCC 1 Laurie D. Sershon MBCC 12 Years 13 Harlan W. Vaughn MACC 19 Years 1 Joe P. Shelburne Hobart CWC 1 Darryl F. Scott BJCC 25 Years 1 Susie S. Russom MBCC 1 Bobby Shepard Ardmore CWC 3 Donna G. Hayles LARC 8 Lois B. Williams MBCC 4 David G. Gardner LARC 1 Musibau Shopeyin CDCC 11 Years 13 Mike Murray Medical 4 Donna Robbins-Laymo JEHCC 1 James A. Smith OSP 1 Jannis M. Musselman DCCC 14 Bobby J. Stevens JBCC 15 Mitzi R. McNeill ECCC 1 Gary R. Thompson DCCC 1 Sandra L. Roland MACC 15 Frankie D. Jones ECCC 18 Johnny E. Brannon JBCC 1 Craig Wallace Hobart CWC 8 Loretta J. Bradbury Info. Tech. 15 Charles W. Smith SWDCC 25 Odale Brown JBCC 15 Joe R. Boone, Jr. LARC 8 Jane R. Rayburn NEDCC 24 Years 25 Ines M. Hamilton MACC 18 Judy A. Bell MACC 15 Deborah A. Knapp JEHCC 15 Lea A. Tidwell NEDCC 25 Andrew T. Houston LARC 19 Linda J. Folks MBCC 16 Francis R. Goodwin JDCC 20 Johnny W. Morris JEHCC 25 Ladee R. Johnson WSKCC 14 Years 10 Years 23 Years 25 James P. Lee Idabel CWC 1 Pamela K. Leuty Finan/Acct 1 Debbie L. Barby BJCC 5 Cathey M. Morton HMCC 28 Charline Hadley NEDCC 1 Debra K. Lindsey OSR 1 Michael J. Barby BJCC 9 Carolyn S. Culver MCCC 28 Marcus Pogue MACC 1 Bobby L. Yandell SEDCC 1 Willie H. Dumas Training 11 Philip H. Collins JHCC 18 Years 2 Sharla D. McDaniel NEDCC 1 John E. Kannady JEHCC 30 Tonita A. Taylor LARC 1 Rebecca Greenfelder SEDCC 5 Mary L. Nelson NOCC 1 JoBeth Shaffer ECCC 30 Ron J. Ward Director 1 Gayla R. Simpson JLCC 12 Gregory P. Breslin EWCC 1 Dan L. Smith WSKCC 22 Years 15 Barbara J. Collier Office Tech 12 Karen K. Goodson ECCC 1 Sharon A. Stewart CWCCC 1 Robert L. Lovell DCCC 15 Mark A. Everett WSKCC 19 Thomas Denton Hobart CWC 8 Charles E. Bradley JHCC 3 Christopher Richards CDCC 17 Valerie J. Couch MACC 20 Garland H. Smith JHCC 26 Jimmy D. Carothers OSR 15 Donna S. Valdez Industries 17 Vada R. Wright TCDCC 13 Years 30 Jodi M. Dodson Medical 28 Robert B. Boren HMCC 25 Steve W. Moles DCCC 29 A.E. Simpson-Miller Industries 17 Years 1 Steve L. Mazey MACC 29 29 Sharon Q. Smith Wallace N. Warrior MBCC JDCC 18 James E. Smith OSP Oklahoma Employees Credit Union 21 Years 23 Benny L. Polk 16 Years LARC Offers Assistance 8 Thanh T. Pham Industries 14 John L. Bennett LARC 1 Steven R. Beck MACC The following is reprinted from a letter dated April 11, 2003, signed 14 Virginia K. Davis Industries 1 Paul D. Hierl LARC by Mark W. Kelly, President, Oklahoma Employees Credit Union. 14 Judy D. Peevy JBCC 1 John M. McDaniel MBCC Dear Oklahoma Department of Corrections Employees, 20 Brenda G. Bryant Finan/Acct. 1 John L. Mills JBCC As the credit union servicing your agency, Oklahoma Employees Credit 20 Alonzo Candler, Jr. MBCC 1 Tamara D. Ohm CDCC Union is dedicated to helping our members maintain financial growth and 21 Brenda J. Anderson Education 3 John C. Curry MACC stability. So during this time of furlough within your organization, I would 23 Diane M. McGee HMCC 22 Mary R. Blackwood JHCC like to extend OECU as a resource for all Department of Corrections 28 Dan L. Grogan JCCC 15 Years employees and their families. If you find yourself needing assistance with current OECU loans, or Wedding Customs are looking for additional options to save you money, please contact either of these OECU locations for further assistance: OKCBrian Gebard, Vice President Around the World 405-606-6328 TULSAMaryAnn Allard, Branch Manager In Jewish weddings, the couple is married 918-582-0850 under a canopy, which represents Gods At OECU, our motto is we capitalize in service, and a part of this presence and symbolizes their new home. After service is responding to our members needs. We look forward to helping the ceremony, the groom breaks a napkin- you build a stronger financial future. Our staff is waiting to assist you! wrapped wine glass with his foot, in Sincerely, remembrance of the destruction of the Temple Mark W. Kelly in Jerusalem. President According to Lithuanian tradition, the bride and groom are given bread and salt at their reception, so they will never suffer hunger, and wine and State of Oklahoma PRESORTED STANDARD Department of Corrections U.S. POSTAGE honey, which represent everything good for their life together. PAID P.O. Box 11400 Oklahoma City, OK 73136-0400 OKLA CITY, OK In Scottish weddings, the bridal couple throw money as they leave, in the PERMIT #224 belief, custom says, that it will be returned many times over. At a Filipino wedding, the bride and groom have money pinned to their clothes as they dance with guests. Jumping the broom is an African wedding tradition, which symbolizes entering a new life together. In Bermuda, the wedding cake is topped with a tiny cedar tree in a pot. After the wedding, the couple plant the tree, which grows along with their love.