® Your Link to the Growth, Technology and Advancements of Pioneer Telephone & Subsidiaries Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc. November-December 2004 General Manager’s Report Richard Ruhl PIONEER TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE, INC. HEADQUARTERS: KINGFISHER, OK direct line to the North Pole has been and Discounts” on our various products established for children of Pioneer sub- and services. Please check out our scribers to call Santa Claus, toll free at newly designed websites at 1-888-782-2667, or call (405) 375-4111 www.ptci.com or www.pldi.net for the if Kingfisher is not a long distance call latest information on our specials from from your home. Santa and his helpers Pioneer DTV, Pioneer Cellular, DSL and will be standing by, waiting for your calls. our feature presentation of “Eight for $8.” All promotions offer tremendous I would like to take this opportunity to value for our customers. thank the many subscribers/members who visited their local Pioneer Telephone During the hustle and bustle of the business office for Customer Appreciation Holiday Season, I hope we can all take week held in October. time from our busy schedules to reflect It is hard to believe it is already late During the weeklong event, we had upon the past year and the coming new November and time is closing in on the more than 6,440 Pioneer customers year. In doing so, we should all be grateful 2004 Holiday Season, as well as the visit one of their local business offices. I for the many blessings bestowed upon us. end of the year. The Pioneer Telephone am also very proud to report the local On behalf of Pioneer Telephone, it's Board of Trustees, Management and food drives collected approximately family of companies, the Board of Employees would like to take this oppor- 3,000 pounds of food that was donated Trustees and all of the Employees, I tunity to extend their best wishes to back into the communities in which they want to wish all of our subscribers, each and every one of our members, were collected. friends, and customers Peace, Joy and customers and friends, for a joyful and I want to thank our local business office Happiness during the Christmas and Happy Holiday Season and New Year. and cellular business office employees New Year Holiday Season. I am please to report Pioneer Telephone for their gracious hospitality to our cus- All Pioneer Business Offices and its subsidiaries have had a busy tomers. We had a great turnout for our All Pioneer Business Offices will also and financially successful year in 2004. annual customer appreciation week and be closed on Friday, December 31st in we appreciate you doing business with observance of New Year's Day holiday. We would like to remind everyone Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc. that our annual Santa Call-In will be Merry Christmas and Happy held on Tuesday, December 14th from Pioneer Telephone, Pioneer Cellular 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. As we do every and Pioneer Long Distance are all New Year from all your friends at year, a special Pioneer Long Distance sponsoring special “Holiday Promotions Pioneer Telephone! 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 and phone numbers involved to: Contact…Sheila Ferris, Editor-Coordinator Mailing Address…Tele-Topics, PO Box 539, Kingfisher, OK 73750 Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc. • Call…(405) 375-0116 • Fax…(405) 699-3053 • E-mail…email@example.com 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 President - Loyd Benson, Frederick Leroy Lage, Watonga Non-Member subscription rate: $6/year Vice President - Mike Dobrinski, Okeene Ralph J. Choate, Hennessey Secretary - Linda Dich Randall, Omega Dennis Mueggenborg, Kingfisher POSTMASTER - Send address changes to: 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 DTV - Implementation Continues With Phase II As Pioneer continues to implement Pioneer DTV (Digital First Pioneer DTV Customer in Chester! Television) with Phase II, more customers will be able to take advantage of high-quality digital television service. Continuing to make every effort to provide customers with the very latest in technology has become the Pioneer way! Pioneer will implement DTV in eight phases over a 2-year period. Phase I was implemented in July, 2004, and included Kingfisher, Geary, Calumet, Watonga and Okarche. Phase II began in October and includes Hennessey, Seiling, Mooreland, Cleo Springs, Dover, Left to right, Cindy Gore, Public Relations, with Scotty and Sharon Rhodes and Partner. Drummond, Lahoma, Chester, Oakwood and Mutual. What the Rhodes have to say about Pioneer DTV! “Reliability was the deciding factor!” Customers who already have DTV are enjoying clear, crisp and reliable digital service, even First Pioneer DTV Customer in Mooreland! through inclement weather. Pioneer DTV’s package includes local channels, CD-quality music channels and Pay-Per-View movies at competitive prices. Each “first” Pioneer DTV cus- tomer pictured received a basket of goodies and a one-month free DTV service certificate. Left to right, Francis Nault, Video Headend Technician, Cindy Gore, Public Relations, Kylie Case and son and Partner. What Kylie has to say about Pioneer DTV! “I liked the fact that my Internet, telephone and TV were all on one bill. Also, the rain messed up the actual See more First DTV Customers on dish and through the phone line, there isn’t a problem.” pages 4 and 5. . . More First Customers Of Pioneer DTV First Pioneer DTV Customer in Seiling! First Pioneer DTV Customer in Mutual! Left to right, Sharon and Ray Bowen with Cindy Gore, Left to right, Cindy Gore, Public Relations, Jim Public Relations. Stewart, Partner and Betty Stewart. What the Bowens have to say about Pioneer DTV! What the Stewarts have to say about Pioneer “We had bad reception with our previous service and DTV! “Great Picture and no down time.” now have a much better picture!” First Pioneer DTV Customer in Hennessey! First Pioneer DTV Customer in Oakwood! Left to right, Amy and Aaron Hyatt with Cindy Left to right, Cindy Gore, Public Relations, Crystal Gore, Public Relations and Partner. and Jeremy Sullins and daughter and Partner. EnGenius Phone Fr eedom! Flexibility! Save 25% Pioneer . . . 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The EnGenius is ideal for: Agriculture , _______, Nurseries, system with 4X more power than a 2.4 Ghz cordless phone Auto Dealerships, ________, ________, ________, Churches, a) Widest b) Shortest Manufacturing and Warehouses (Circle all that apply.) c) Longest d) Smallest a) Farming b) Construction Sites c) Schools d) Hotels 2. Up to __ _____ in-building penetration for school, motels and hospitals 5. Up to 3,000 acres on farms or ranches a) 2 floors b) 11 floors a) True b) False c) 9 floors d) 12 floors 3. Save 15% on the purchase of an EnGenius 920 cordless phone. a) True b) False 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 Jan. 7, 2004 Customer Appreciation Day Celebrated This past October, Pioneer Crescent— 108 Customers Seiling— 335 Customers Telephone celebrated our customers Grand prize - Lucille Voskuhl Grand prize - Deena Louthan with Customer Appreciation week. First prize - Betty Oswald First prize - Elecia Hobert The celebration was held in each Second prize - Jack Geurin Second prize - Sandy Peters of Pioneer’s 22 business offices Drummond— 110 Customers Sentinel— 100 Customers and the cellular offices located in Grand prize - Paul Bowen Grand prize - Charlie Rozell Kingfisher, Enid and Woodward. First prize - Norma Gay Cottom First prize - Beth Lehman Also, during the month of Second prize - Lora Nell Crow Second prize - Margaret Francis October, the employees of Pioneer Frederick— 280 Customers Shattuck— 138 Customers held a food drive in each of the Grand prize - Fay Gonzales Grand prize - Estella Bullard offices. Because so many gener- First prize - Joani Smith First prize - Larry Rawdon ous customers donated approxi- Second prize - Virginia Gibbs Second prize - Mary Martin mately 3,000 pounds of food, many Garber— 200 Customers Thomas— 287 Customers families were able to have a nicer Grand prize - John Butcher Grand prize - Iva Wilson Thanksgiving. All donated food was First prize - Bobby Moon First prize - Terri Haskett taken to local food banks for distri- Second prize - Norma Hodges Second prize - Wayne Sands bution. Geary— 160 Customers Watonga— 180 Customers Approximately 6,440 people visited Grand prize - Carol Adamson Grand prize - Donna Oyler their local offices to help celebrate First prize - Henry Leck First prize - Calvin L. Butler III Second prize - Dawn Clark Customer Appreciation Week. Second prize - Tina Downey Helena— 203 Customers Everyone attending received a nice Cellular - Kingfisher— 145 Grand prize - Jo Drawbridge registration gift and was able to Customers First prize - Ray Troutt register to win additional prizes. Grand prize - Stephanie Kale Second prize - Cory Boehs Three winners from each office First prize - Chris Bullis Hennessey— 185 Customers were drawn. Each of the grand Second prize - Tom Edgar Grand prize - Virgil Johnson prize winners received a $200 Visa First prize - Gary Hawk Cellular - Enid Randolph— gift card; each of the first prize win- Second prize - Anita Beadle 904 Customers ners received luggage with travel Hollis— 228 Customers Grand prize - Larry Feist accessories, and each of the sec- Grand prize - Sondra Luck First prize - Raymond Lamle ond prize winners received a 100- First prize - Holly Long Second prize - Betty Parks minute Pioneer Long Distance pre- Second prize - Cindy Carrick Cellular - Enid Garriott— paid calling card. Kingfisher— 239 Customers 138 Customers Grand prize - Brian Miller Grand prize - Kathy Bittle The attendance and winners in First prize - Carol McDaniel First prize - Rita Forman each office included. Second prize - Rose Ann Hamen Second prize - Bill White Apache— 210 Customers Cellular - Woodward— 483 Mooreland— 143 Customers Grand prize - Carmen Dodd Grand prize - Kim Burk Customers First prize - Gracy Tipsword First prize - Anita Flewelling Grand prize - Nathan Branson Second prize - Kathryn Gallagher Second prize - Colleen Hill First prize - Betty Bowers Blanchard— 230 Customers Newcastle— 350 Customers Second prize - Breanna Chevez Grand prize - Patricia Deatherage Grand prize - Georgia Stanford First prize - Neal Challis First prize - Robert Schlittler We appreciate everyone who Second prize - Velda Adams Second prize - Obed Arnold came by our offices to visit and Canton— 276 Customers Okeene— 220 Customers who brought food donations. Grand prize - James Blood Grand prize - Betty Laubach First prize - Shannon Gosney First prize - Susie Waldrep Second prize - Ray Rhodes Second prize - Brad Blehm Comanche— 351 Customers Pond Creek— 237 Customers Grand prize - Nanette Bottenhorn Grand prize - Lois Gibson A few of our winners of the First prize - Roy Treece First prize - Rocky Beezley $200 Visa gift card are pictured Second prize - Sharrell Smith Second prize - Debbie Dafforn on the next page. . . Left - Visa gift card winner, Apache: Carmen Dodd Visa gift card winner, Comanche: Nanette Bottenhorn with Ashley and Melissa. Above- Visa gift card Above -Visa gift winner, Seiling: Deena card winner, Geary: Louthan Carol Adamson Visa gift card winner, Enid Cellular: Kathy Bittle of Enid with Justin Biggers Right - Visa gift card winner, Sentinel: Janice Lee, Customer Service Representative with Charlie Rozell Above - Visa gift card winner, Pond Creek: Lois Gibson Left - Visa gift card winner, Left - Visa gift card winner, Frederick: Fay Watonga: Donna Oyler with Gonzales with Mark Grote, Local Manager Joyce Dutton, Left - Visa gift Customer card winner, Service Drummond: Representative Paul Bowen Left - Visa gift card winner, Hennessey: Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Johnson Right - Visa gift card winner, Kingfisher: Mrs. Right - Visa gift card Brian Miller winner, Hollis: Sondra Luck Left - Visa gift card winner, Below - Visa gift card Garber: John winner, Newcastle: Butcher Georgia Stanford with Sue Ward, Customer Service Representative Right - Visa gift card winner, Helena: Jo Drawbridge Left - Visa gift card winner, Shattuck: Estella Bullard EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY STATEMENT It is the policy of Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc., (hereinafter called “Cooperative”) to pledge its full support to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, physical disability, medical condition, age, status as a Special Disabled Veteran, Veteran of the Vietnam Era, or Other Eligible Veteran with respect to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, provided the individual is qualified to perform the work available. Further, it is the policy of the Cooperative to comply with the concepts and practices of affirmative action. An executive of this Cooperative, Mary Jo Schoeling, has been designated to administer the Cooperative's affirmative action program and will monitor that program and make reports on a periodic and continuing basis to senior management. Accordingly, all employment decisions shall be consistent with the principle of equal employment opportuni- ty (EEO). All promotion decisions shall be consistent with the principle of EEO, and only valid qualifications will be required for promotion. All other personnel actions or programs such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, recalls, Cooperative-sponsored training, education, tuition assistance and social and recreational programs will be administered in a non-discriminatory manner with respect to minorities and women, provided the individual is qualified to perform the work available. Pursuant thereto, this policy establishes—effective immediately and in compliance with regulations provided by the Secretary of Labor in 41 C.F.R. Chapter 60--an affirmative action program composed of specific steps that will be undertaken in order to implement this policy. The Affirmative Action Compliance Plan is available for inspection by applicants and employees in the Human Resources area between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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Adults refer to the Yellow Pages almost twice per week. • The first ad noticed is the first ad called more than 50% of the time. • Expand reach, increase effectiveness of other media — Yellow Pages advertising works independently from other media in creating awareness, allowing evaluation and providing contact information. • In many categories the Yellow Pages are the primary marketing influence on the consumer. • Yellow Pages advertising is the first impression a business makes. Sixty-three percent of references are to display ads. Ads should contain all the information con- sumers need to make a contact decision. Consumers want hours, services, location and price. • Yellow Pages continue to be a strong, reliable advertising resource. • Pioneer’s Yellow Pages are available 24 hours, 7 day a week in every home and business. To advertise in Pioneer’s Yellow Pages, call 1.405.375.0206 or 1.800.977.3678 Holiday Shopping at PIONEER! 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W I N N E R S District #1 includes the exchanges of Okeene, District #7 includes Hennessey, Ames, Quinlan, Mooreland, Freedom, Buffalo, May, Drummond, Lahoma, Loyal, Ringwood and Meno. Longdale, Fort Supply and Selman. The winner The winner was Ruth E. DeHaas of Ames. was Sharon Massengale of Mooreland. District #8 includes Deer Creek, Lamont, Pond District #2 includes Canton, Chester, Seiling, Creek, Wakita, Hunter, Nash, Hopeton, Cleo Mutual, Sharon, Harmon, Fargo, Gage, Shattuck Springs, Aline, Waynoka, Helena, Dacoma and and Arnett. The winner was Steven R. Brewer of Carmen. The winner was Janna Delano of Aline. Fargo. District #9 includes Crescent, Orlando, District #3 includes Frederick, Manitou, Marshall, Douglas, Covington and Garber. The win- Grandfield, Davidson, Chattanooga and Tipton. The ner was Mrs. James E. Wilson of Crescent. winner was Jeanette Key of Frederick. District #10 includes Kingfisher and Dover. The District #4 includes Thomas, Fay, Putnam, winner was Janet Chlouber of Kingfisher. Custer City, Carter, Sentinel, Hollis, Gould and District #11 includes Watonga, Geary and Oakwood. The winner was Ralph L. Boone of Calumet. The winner was Annette Haag of Sentinel. Calumet. District #5 includes Blanchard, Dibble, Bradley District #12 is Newcastle and the winner was and Loco. The winner was Joe G. and Wendy S. Dorothy Fletcher of Newcastle. Pratt of Alex (Dibble exchange). District At Large (all districts) winner was Mrs. District #6 includes Okarche, Apache, Temple, Jim Hane of Waukomis. Comanche and Hastings. The winner was Richard We had approximately 223 entries. Wells of Hastings. Have you checked out Pioneer’s newly designed web- site yet? It has great information EIGHT FOR $8 about all of Pioneer’s products Pioneer has bundled eight of the most popular and services. Call Management features for our customers. 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Relay Service For assistance in calling between per- Call your local Pioneer business office to subscribe to this great bundle sons with a Telecommunications - dial 611 from your home exchange or call 1.888.782.2667. Device for the Deaf and hearing persons. . .Dial 711 Pioneer…High-Tech Communication with Everyday Smarts Happy Anniversary - Fifty & More MR. AND MRS. CLYDE A. BRIANT, FORT SUPPLY, cel- Colvard; Doug Colvard, and ROSS, MARSHALL, celebrated ebrated their 60th wedding Shaun and Kristhi. They have six their 66th wedding anniversary anniversary with a reception hosted grandchildren and one great July 25th. by their children on October 31st. grandchild. Clyde Ross and Ruby Dollison Kenneth Briant and Veta Crooks were married July 25, 1938, at were married October 23, 1944. MR. AND MRS. ELMO Guthrie. They have five children, 14 ANDERSON, HELENA, cele- Their children are Sandra and grandchildren and 20 great-grand- brated their 50th wedding anniver- George H. Voskuhl, Crescent; children. sary November 13th, with a Sharon and Melvin Kruse, Enid, luncheon and reception at the and Steve and Rita Ross, Yukon. MR. AND MRS. MARION First Christian Church Fellowship They have eight grandchildren JINDRA, KINGFISHER, Hall. and five great-grandchildren. celebrated their 60th wedding Mr. and Mrs. Anderson were anniversary with a reception at married November 13, 1954, in MR. AND MRS. VIRGIL the Cashion Christian Church. Cherokee. COUCHMAN, POND CREEK, Marion Jindra and Rozetta Their children are Gary and will celebrate their 65th wedding Johnson were married October 6, Holly Anderson, Houston, Texas, anniversary December 24th. 1944, at the Kingfisher First and Lynnette and James Bryant, Virgil Couchman and Laura Christian Church. Konawa. They have five grandchil- Kraus were married December Their children are Betty and dren and three great-grandchildren. 24, 1939, at the Methodist Steve Beardmore, Shawnee, and Parsonage in Nash. Linda and Ben Johnson and MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM Their children are Jim and Jan Dwain and Debi Jindra, all of the RALPH “BILL” BENNETT, Couchman, Medford, and Sharon Cashion community. CRESCENT, celebrated their Sedwell and the late Jess 50th wedding anniversary with a Sedwell, Enid. They have two MR. AND MRS. CECIL ROSS, reception in Oklahoma City on grandsons and two great-grand- COVINGTON, celebrated their September 26th. children. 60th wedding anniversary October Bill Bennett and Ruth Lavelle 3rd with a cookout. McMahon were married MR. AND MRS. VERN Cecil Ross and JoAnn Potter were September 24, 1954, at the First HENSLEY, MOORELAND, married October 3, 1944, in Enid. Church of the Nazarene in Post, recently celebrated their 65th Their children are James and Texas. wedding anniversary. Diana Ross and Dwayne and Dee Their children are Patti and Vern Hensley and Mary Corinne Ann Davis, all of Sand Springs, Dale Orcutt, Crescent, and Judi Syms were married September and David and Linda Ross, and Steve Rogers, Ponca City. 25, 1939, in the Mooreland City Broken Arrow. They have six They have two grandchildren. Park. grandchildren and twin great- Their children are Leland and granddaughters. MR. AND MRS. WILLARD Mary Jane Hensley, Dean and BROWNSWORTH, OKEENE, Eileen Hensley, Ray and Joleen MR. AND MRS. LOUIS celebrated their 50th wedding Hensley, and Leah and Travis COLVARD, OAKWOOD, cele- anniversary October 10, at the Hepner, all of Mooreland; Lowell brated their 52nd wedding Family Center of Zion Baptist and Barbara Hensley, Woodward, anniversary November 2nd. Church of Okeene. and Leroy and Anna Fay Hensley, Louis Colvard and Adrie Autry Willard Brownsworth and Rita Great Bend, Kansas. They have were married November 2, 1952, Brown were married October 10, 15 grandchildren and 26 great- at the Methodist Church in 1954, at the First Methodist grandchildren. Oakwood. Church of Canton. Their children are David and Their children are Greg and KENNETH AND VETA Vicki Colvard; Tim and Pam Leslie Brownsworth, Lawton; Vicki Happy Anniversary - Fifty & More Brownsworth, Edmond, and Gary October 17 with a reception held They have three grandchildren. Brownsworth, Hugo. They have in the Family Life Center of the They are expecting their first two grandchildren. First Christian Church. great-grandchild in December. Aaron Hart and Connie MR. AND MRS. OSCAR MR. AND MRS. DAYLE Cummings were married October CALDWELL, APACHE, cele- PENINGTON, HOLLIS, cele- 17, 1954, in Crescent. brated their 50th wedding with a brated their 50th wedding anniver- Their children are Bernita Hart, reception October 30th, at the sary November 7th, at the First Crescent; Mickey and Peggy Hart, First Pentecostal Church in Baptist Church in Hollis. Edmond, and Tina and Doug Apache. Estel Dayle Penington and Walker, Crescent. They have 7 Oscar Caldwell and Sonia Patricia Jo Byrd were married grandchildren. Bullard were married October 30, November 6, 1954, in the Dryden 1954, in Kingman, Kansas. MR. AND MRS. LESTER Church. Their children are Dallas and HASKINS, MOORELAND, cel- Their children are Jimmy and Joan Caldwell, Edmond; Darren ebrated their 50th wedding Beth Dayle. They have two grand- and Diana Caldwell, Blanchard, anniversary with a reception, children. and Danyne and Kevin Vice, hosted by their children, at First Apache. They have seven grand- Christian Church on November MR. AND MRS. EDWARD children and two great-grandchildren. 7th. RHODES, BLANCHARD, cele- Mr. and Mrs. Haskins were mar- brated their 50th wedding anniver- MR. AND MRS. C.C. sary November 20, with a reception. ried November 7, 1954, in CHASE, ISABELLA/OKEENE, Eddie Rhodes and Annette Mooreland. celebrated their 50th wedding Cunningham were married anniversary with a reception at MR. AND MRS. BOB November 20, 1954, in Sterling. Isabella Community Building. HOLLOWAY, FORT SUPPLY, Their children are Robert and C.C. “Red” Chase and Naomi celebrated their 50th wedding June Rhodes, and Rick and Ruth Fuller were married anniversary with a reception at Debbie Rhodes, all of Blanchard; November 7, 1954, in the Isabella the Northwest Inn in Woodward Carl and Rowena Rhodes, Corn; school house. on November 6th. Tracey and Sandra Clarkson, MR. AND MRS. HENRY Bob Holloway and Jean Bridge Creek; Larry and Renee COOLEY, BLANCHARD, cele- Hughes were married November Miller, Elgin; David and Bridgette brated their 50th wedding anniver- 9, 1954, at the First Presbyterian Rhodes, and Scott and Connie sary with a reception November Church in Woodward. Harrell, all of Oklahoma City. They 13, at the First Baptist Church in Their children are Lanita and have nineteen grandchildren and Cole. Bobby Holloway. ten great-grandchildren. Henry Cooley and Modena MR. AND MRS. VIRGIL MR. AND MRS. EDWARD Lovelace were married November JOHNSON, HENNESSEY, cel- TILSON, BLANCHARD, cele- 13, 1954, at the First Baptist ebrated their 50th wedding brated their 50th wedding anniver- Church in Tuttle. anniversary November 6th, with a sary October 2nd, with a recep- Their children are Liz Cooley, reception at the First Christian tion and by renewing their vows at Blanchard; Ricky and Katherine Church in Hennessey. the Blanchard Senior Citizens Cooley, Washington; Rodney Virgil R. Johnson and Carol Center. Cooley, Blanchard, and Arnold Ann Murray were married Mr. and Mrs. Tilson were mar- and Cindy Conner, Eufaula. They November 7, 1954, in the First ried October 2, 1954. have seven grandchildren. Christian Church in Hennessey. The event was hosted by their MR. AND MRS. 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PINA COLADA CAKE YUM-YUM CAKE 1 box regular yellow cake mix 1 can pina colada mix (cream of 2 eggs 2 c. all-purpose flour 1 can condensed milk coconut) 2 c. sugar 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 c. coconut 1 (8 oz.) tub Cool Whip 2 c. crushed pineapple, undrained Bake cake according to directions in a 9-x13-inch pan. Topping: While cake is baking, mix pina colada mix and condensed 1 c. sugar 1 c. chopped pecans milk. When cake is done and while it’s still hot, punch 1 stick (1/2 c.) margarine 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract holes with a fork in cake so mixture fills up holes. Slowly 1 (5 1/3-oz) can evaporated milk 1/2 tsp. lemon extract pour mixture over cake. When cake is completely cooled, 1 c. flaked coconut spread Cool Whip over it and sprinkle coconut on top. Beat eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy. Stir in Refrigerate. pineapple. Add flour that has been sifted with baking pow- OATMEAL CAKE der. Mix well and spread batter into a greased and floured 9-x13-inch pan. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until 1 1/4 c. boiling water 1 1/3 c. sifted flour cake tests done. 1 c. quick oats 2 eggs Topping: Put sugar, margarine and milk in saucepan; 1 stick margarine 1 tsp. baking soda boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add coconut, 1 c. granulated sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon pecans and flavorings. Spread over hot cake. 1 c. brown sugar 1/4 tsp. nutmeg Topping: CRANBERRY SAUCE CAKE 6 T. soft margarine 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 c. brown sugar 1 c. coconut 1 1/2 c. whole cranberry sauce 3 c. all-purpose flour 1/4 c. milk 1 c. chopped nuts 1 c. walnuts or pecans 1 1/2 c. sugar 1 c. mayonnaise 1 tsp. baking soda Pour boiling water over oats; add the margarine. Cover 1/2 c. orange juice 1 tsp. salt and let stand for 20 minutes; set aside. Grated rind of 1 orange In another bowl, combine sugars, flour, eggs, baking Topping: soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir oat mixture into flour 2 T. margarine 1/4 c. whole cranberry sauce mixture. 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