2004 News

 
    2003-04 News

An unusual situation here in Beaver County - In a way
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Beaver County roads now drying up but still soft.

More county roads getting drying.

A normal very dry creek has water flowing and has for a long time.

Water flowing in Beaver river for also a long time. Maybe you called it the Oklahoma or N. Canadian rivers.

The sunset at Red Willow lake in Nebraska Thursday, October 21,
2004

Snow in Beaver County November-December 2004- Click to enlarge

 

With snow comes muddy roads --- Click to enlarge

 

December 30, 2004

 

Alabaster Caverns cave in

Alabaster Caverns cave tours have been temporarily suspended due to a large rockslide
at the entrance into the caverns. The slide occurred sometime on December 25th, the
only day in the year we are closed to the public.
The slide has blocked the concrete walkway into the cave with very large gypsum
boulders and rubble. There appears to be no damage to the interior of the cave or
the new cave lighting. Currently with the technical assistance from a geologist, the state
is  in the process of determining the safety and stability of the remaining formation
around the entrance.
Hopefully there will be safety clearance within the week to begin the removal process.

Beaver Public Schools

Beaver Public School would like to join all other districts in Oklahoma in recognizing the important contributions that our local school board members make to our community.

These men and women take countless hours of their time to help make sure that our school district is providing a quality education for our students here in Beaver. We are certainly proud of the job they do and appreciate their dedication to the children of our community.

They serve as representatives of our community in the education of our kids, so let them know you appreciate what they do by saying thanks. I am truly blessed to be able to work with these men and women as we strive to be the best school in the state.

Beaver School Board members are: Chris Janko, Tammie Cline, Mechille Pester, Alan Clark, and Lance Sutton.

/s/Scott Kinsey

 

Beaver Aglow Lighthouse

The first meeting of the new year for the Beaver Aglow Lighthouse will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 8, 2005 at the First Security Bank in Beaver. We are looking forward to a great New Year of God’s richest blessings!

Sharing with us will be Tamara Hegwood of Goodwell. She has been married to her husband, Wesley, for 26 years. Together they have three birth children, six adopted children, and four grandchildren. Seven children are still at home, two attending OPSU and five in homeschool. Her household can at any time include a number of extras as well as a varied menagerie of animals.

A woman of God’s wisdom, Christ’s light of love shines brightly in Tamara’s life, as she "looketh well to the ways of her household." Her adornment is that of a "meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price."

Tamara and her family attend Living Word Fellowship Church in Guymon where she is a cell group leader. She has recently returned to school with the goal of attaining a degree in Christian counseling.

You are encouraged to make the time to attend. For more information contact Twyla Young at 580-778-3527.

PTCI purchases cable interests

PTCI has entered into an agreement with Cebridge Connections to purchase their cable television facilities in the exchanges of Boise City, Beaver, Forgan, Hardesty, Hooker and Laverne in the Oklahoma panhandle as well as Spearman, Booker, Darrouzett and Follett in the Texas Panhandle.

"PTCI looks forward to providing video service options in these communities," said Ron Strecker, CEO of PTCI. "We anticipate our actual possession of these properties to take place within 120 days after the signing of the documents, at which time, we will work closely with Cebridge to make a seamless, customer-friendly transition."

Cebridge will continue to operate cable TV systems in a number of other Oklahoma and Texas communities, beyond those listed above.

Blackwell receives key House appointments

An Oklahoma Panhandle legislator has been appointed to serve on two House committees that affect public schools and the state’s highway infrastructure.

State Rep. Gus Blackwell, who is starting his second 2-year term in the State House of Representatives, has been assigned to the House Committee on Common Education and to the House Transportation Committee by Speaker Todd Heitt, R-Kellyville.

"Obviously transportation issues are important to rural Oklahoma, and I am pleased that my request to be on this committee was approved," Blackwell said. "I intend to push for transportation improvements and other road developments in District 61, including the completion of the S.H. 54 four-lane project."

The House Transportation committee reviews all bills relating to transportation issues and makes recommendations. The panel can offer assistance on the district level, bring district issues to the attention of the Department of Transportation and ask for assistance in developing solutions.

Blackwell said he will help convey information concerning transportation improvements back to the communities of his district and will work with transportation improvements and the division engineer to help prioritize projects. Blackwell said he and other committee members also can offer input to the state’s eight year transportation master plan.

Blackwell said he also requested to be a member of the House Common Education committee. That committee reviews measures that affect all aspects of the state public school education system and can make recommendations before education measures reach the House floor for consideration by the entire House of Representatives, he said.

During the last legislation session, the Common Education committee increased teacher benefits and the minimum salary levels, as well as increased health insurance benefits and adjusted retirement provisions. The panel also is responsible for reviewing school election and school finance procedures.

"As part of my continued commitment on education, serving on this committee will allow me to be a voice for rural Oklahoma and to my district about issues relating to funding and other common education matters," Blackwell said.

The lawmaker also has been named chairman of the House Committee on Corrections and Criminal Justice. Those two committees recently were combined into one panel by Speaker Hiett.

Blackwell graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and earned an MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological University. Blackwell also has a bachelor of science degree from Panhandle State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

City leaders considering sales tax increase

Penny would

be earmarked

for streets, sewers

An informal discussion of a 1-cent sales tax increase was heard during the Town of Beaver’s Board of Trustees regular meeting on Dec. 9.

Mayor Mike Ford called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. Those present were Ford, Chris Berry, David Glascock, Bobby Mosburg and Mary Sallee. Also present were City Manager Don Jenkins and Clerk Barbara Chockley.

If approved by the voters in the Town of Beaver, revenue from the sales tax would be earmarked for streets and sewers. The current 2-cent sales tax was passed by the voters in the Town of Beaver in 1968.

"At our last meeting, we informally discussed a one percent sales tax increase, which would be voted on by the people," Ford said. "We have discussed in the past about our sales tax collections, which have remained steady at about $250,000 per year. If you figure the cost of goods going up, our tax collections have actually decreased percentage wise. We are also looking at other places to increase revenue, which includes annexation of land south of Beaver."

The sales tax increase and annexation will be further discussed at the January monthly meeting scheduled for Jan. 13, 2005, Ford noted.

In other action at the December meeting, the Board:

Issued a building permit to Billy Cates to move a trailer house on the lot at 301 Ave. I. He will be removing all the structures currently on this lot.

Approved a resolution for REAP funding from OEDA in the amount of $36,000. The Town of Beaver will be sponsoring Beaver County on this project to make the fairgrounds handicap accessible.

Adopted a resolution calling for an election of board members and treasurer in April of 2005.

Voted to move the access to the gun range. One acre will be pulled from the CRP program to access the range. The USDA will be refunded $288.42 for the portion pulled from the program.

Approved claims and purchase orders in the following amounts: $29,313.14 from the General Fund; $21,510.39 from the Cash Utility Fund; $2,178.65 from the Bus Transit Fund; $158.47 from the Airport Fund; $493.89 from the DOC Fund.

PWA Meeting

During the Public Works Authority portion of the meeting, the Board:

Voted to place a dumpster for Brenda Maness on the west side of Ave. A on 3rd street and Ave. A in the right-of-way of Barbara Cunningham’s lot.

Approved claims and purchase orders in the PWA Operating Fund in the amount of $33,503.69.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

Jan. 4 tipoff time

changed for BHS

Tipoff times for the first Beaver High School basketball games of the New Year have been changed, according to Beaver High School Principal Mike McVay.

Beaver’s games against Follett at the Duster Dome will begin at 5 p.m. with only varsity contests (girls first). The change is partly due to Oklahoma’s Orange Bowl game against Southern California that same night.

The BHS teams are finished with the first portion of their 2004-05 schedule. The Lady Dusters stand 4-2, while the Dusters are undefeated at 6-0.

 

December 23, 2004

Drawing of proposed wellness center in Beaver,

This is the new Beaver Wellness Center that officials would
like to construct in Beaver. Cost estimate is $2.3 million.
 

Wellness center proposed by local group

Building to have courts, several other amenities

A pure example of the "No Man’s Land Can-do Spirit" is
manifested in the proposed Panhandle Community Center.

The planned facility, which has a preliminary cost estimate of
about $2.3 million, will include a recreation center to meet the
recreation and fitness needs of all ages through its outstanding
design, state of the art equipment and innovative programs.

The building will be 225 feet by 200 feet with two full size
basketball courts, along with many other amenities. A site
for the building has not yet been determined but many options
have been visited.

The group has already had many fund-raisers with many more
planned in the future - including the giveaway of a 1997 Jeep Wrangler.
 

Other amenities include:

•A quality licensed daycare for 21 children is planned to
provide Beaver County residents with affordable and reliable
daycare. The daycare will be designed to enhance learning. An
indoor playground is planned to provide children with physical
education and a recreational area adjacent to their housing facilities.

•An enjoyable experience for all ages will feature a 5-foot salt
water lap pool for water aerobics, lap swimming, physical therapy
or relaxation.

•A fitness area, which includes an indoor cushioned walk/jog track,
cardiovascular training area, aerobic studio, stretching area and
muscle toning and strength training area to help motivate residents
to begin or continue an exercise program.

•A senior meal program that will provide seniors with nutritious meals
designated to help them stay healthy. The program will provide
well-balanced, hot, nutritious meals as well as the opportunity to
meet new friends and take part in recreational activities and exercise
classes.

•Adjoining meeting rooms will have maximum flexibility for use
of space achieved by the utilization of operable walls, which when
opened creates a flexible assembly area, which will have the
ability to host events with attendees ranging from five to 500.

The project has been designed to provide the panhandle
community with a central health, physical activity and recreation
gathering place. It is the result (so far) two years of research and
planning. The challenge has been to meet not only the current
needs but to plan for future needs.

The dream begins. . .

In April of 2003, the Beaver County Health Services Committee
grouped together with the Beaver County Health Department, the
Oklahoma State Turning Point Association and the Office of Rural
Development to form the Beaver County Health Awareness
Partnership.

A "healthy community" is the shared vision for Beaver County for
the 21st Century. A healthy community means a good economy
and a chance for good jobs. A healthy community means
recreational opportunities for children and adults. A healthy
community means involved citizens who want to make things better.
And a healthy community means strong, quality health education.

All citizens in Beaver County, as employers, public servants,
concerned citizens, educators, parents and family members deserve
nothing less than the best quality of life. Our health status, our personal sense of well-being and our community’s ability to thrive socially and economically are all tied together.

If a community experiences poor health outcomes among its
citizens, businesses in that community experience more
employee absences, families experience higher costs for health
care and community health organizations experience greater
demands on their limited resources.

Achieving a "healthy community" will require local partners
working together. The Beaver County Health Awareness c
ommittee invites everyone to become involved. The group meets
on the third Tuesday of each month in the EMT Building at noon.

Catch the Spirit

Help pave the way.

The Beaver County Health Awareness committee will soon be
offering engraved bricks to individuals, groups, clubs and
businesses to help build the Panhandle Community Center.

A brick walkway constructed of engraved bricks will lead to the
entrance of the new facility. Brick order forms will be available
at the Beaver County Health Department, Beaver County Memorial
Hospital, Bank of Beaver City, First Security Bank.

If you would like to purchase a brick as a gift to a loved one,
a gift certificated will be supplied to you for them to open.

Cost of the bricks are $50 for a four inch by eight inch brick for
individuals or family members and $100 for businesses. An 8x8
brick will be available also for $500. Custom characters, logos
and art work will be available.

LOCAL RESIDENT EARNS DEGREE FROM OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

 

Jeffrey Thomas Lee, of Beaver, was awarded an undergraduate degree at Oklahoma Christian University’s (OC) winter graduation exercise December 17.

Lee received a bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies. He is the son of Thomas and Carol Lee.

Lee was among 135 candidates who were awarded undergraduate and graduate degrees in ceremonies held in Hardeman Auditorium on the OC campus.

Oklahoma Christian, a private, four-year comprehensive university ranked seventh overall in the 16-state Western region by U.S. News & World Report, offers degree programs in more than 60 fields of study in three colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Biblical Studies and the College of Professional Studies. The university also offers two graduate degree programs in Biblical Studies in addition to one- and two-year master of business administration programs.

December 9, 2004
 

Kolby McDonald wins final

FB contest as season ends

With two misses, Kolby McDonald is the 14th - and final - winner of the Football Contest sponsored by The Herald-Democrat Sports Page Club.

McDonald won the contest via the tiebreaker, guessing that Beaver and Pawnee would combine for 632 yards in their Class A semifinal contest last Saturday. The two teams actually had 644 combined yards.

Five other contestants also had two misses. They were: Cheri Sutton, Clinton Haskell, Troy Bowles, Trey Pool and Chuck Salisbury. There were 102 entries in last week’s contest.

Each week, the winner of the contest received $25 from The Herald-Democrat. This year’s contest ran for 14 weeks until every Beaver County football team was eliminated from the playoff chase. Beaver made the longest trek this season, reaching the Class A semifinals.

Here’s a look at this week’s results:

Pawnee 29, Beaver 7.

Tonkawa 34, Healdton 20.

Weeletka 46, Morrison 6.

Shattuck 58, Fox 12.

Purcell 16, Newscastle 13.

Sulphur 48, Heritage Hall 21.

Berryhill 27, Victory Christian 6.

Clinton 28, Broken Bow 0.

Tulsa Union 27, Jenks 17.

Auburn 38, Tennessee 28.

Oklahoma 42, Colorado 3.

Here’s a look at the past winners:

Week 1 - Jim Maynard.

Week 2 - Kaleb McDonald.

Week 3 - Tammie Patzkowsky.

Week 4 - Donna Bowles.

Week 5 - Justin Ediger.

Week 6 - Dustin Cross.

Week 7 - Cara McDonald.

Week 8 - Cara McDonald.

Week 9 - Mechille Pester.

Week 10 - Todd Kerr.

Week 11 - Chad Greenfield.

Week 12 - Cody Sutton.

Week 13 - Kyndal Sutton.

Week 14 - Kolby McDonald.

November 11, 2004
 

The Board of Education of Beaver School District hereby announces that statutorily qualified individuals interested in running as a candidate for the # five seat on the Beaver Board of Education may file to run as a candidate for this seat at the Beaver County Election Board between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., December 6 through December 8, 2004.

Date of the Election:

An election shall be held to elect a board member for member position number(s) Five, on the second Tuesday in February, that being February 8, 2005, with a run-off election to be held on the first Tuesday in April, that being April 5, 2005, if no candidate for the board member position receives more than 50% of the vote. The polling places shall be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Board Member Position on Ballot:

The voters shall elect a board member for board position No. Five, which has a 5-year term of office.

Qualifications of Candidates for Office:

To be eligible to be a candidate for member of the board of education of a school district, a person must have resided in the district for at least six (6) months preceding the first day of the filing period, and have been a registered voter registered with the county election board at an address located within the geographical boundaries of the district for six months preceding the first day of the filing period.

No person shall be eligible to be a candidate for or elected to be a member of the board of education of a school district unless the person has been awarded a high school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency.

A person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor involving embezzlement or a felony under the laws of this state or of the United States or who has entered a plea of guilty or nolo contender to such misdemeanor involving embezzlement or felony or who has been convicted of a crime in another state which would have been a misdemeanor involving embezzlement or a felony under the laws of this state or has entered a plea of guilty or nolo contender to such crime shall not be eligible to be a candidate for or be elected to any state, county, municipal, judicial, or school office or any other elective office of any political subdivision of this state for a period of fifteen years following completion of his sentence or during the pendency of an appeal of such conviction or plea.

No person shall be eligible to be a candidate for or serve on a board of education if he or she is currently employed by the school district governed by the board of education or is related within the second degree by affinity or consanguinity to any other member of the board of education or to any employee of the school district. The following are relatives within the second degree: A candidate’s spouse, child, parent, grandchild, grandparent, brother, sister, spouse’s child, spouse’s grandchild, spouse’s brother, spouse’s sister, spouse’s grandparent, grandchild’s spouse, parent’s spouse, and child’s spouse.

November 4, 2004

Higher utility bills coming from Town of Beaver

Residents of the Town of Beaver will soon see higher utility bills following the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees on October 7.

It was decided to increase the base water rate by $2.50, trash $1, sewer $1 and the water increments by $.10, according to Mayor Mike Ford.

"Our cost of operations is going up, just like everyone else’s," Ford said. "I think we’ve had two 50 cent increases over the last few years to satisfy the water resources board since they hold the note on our sewer pond improvements. We don’t want to increase people’s cost of living, but this makes good business sense for the Town of Beaver."

Ford called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. Those present were: Ford, Mary Sallee, Bobby Mosburg and David Glascock. Chris Berry was absent. Others in attendance were City Manager Don Jenkins and City Clerk Barbara Chockley.

The Board also purchased two new cars for the Beaver Police Department. They were bought with a $5,000 down payment and a 2-year payoff. The Board accepted the lowest bid of 3.63% from the Bank of Beaver for the lease purchase. Payments will be $925.77 per month for two years.

"It was time to upgrade our police cars," Ford said. "We made a good deal from the state of Kansas on the two units. We want to keep our officers in reliable transportation. It also keeps our costs down to drive lower mileage vehicles."

In other action, the Board:

Allowed the clerk to destroy records, which have reached the limitation of keeping.

Awarded a bid of $3,500 to James Pratt for the cleaning of the property at 302 Ave. J (Terry Head). Other bids were: Billy Cates, $4,400 and Faron Pugh, $4,000.

Requested a refund of $6,011 from workman’s comp for the unused portion of the 2000-01 loss fund.

Approved the application of Jonathan Glenn to the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department.

Approved claims and purchase orders in the following amounts: $33,277.14 from the General Fund; $19,023.03 from the Cash Utility Fund; $3.200.79 from the Bus Transit Fund; $75.39 from the Airport Fund; $297.01 from the DOC Fund; $815.67 from the Street & Alley Fund; $230.92 from the Recreation Fund and $411.61 from the Firemen’s Fund.

Also approved were claims and purchase orders in the amount of $31,882.37 from the Public Works Authority Fund.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

City Hall Notes

City Manager Don Jenkins has asked residents to be careful what they flush down their toilets.

"We have been experiencing a high number of sewer stoppages in the past several weeks," Jenkins noted. "This is up tremendously from year’s past."

Jenkins said crews are finding heavy hand or shop towels in the lines. He has asked that people instead throw those in the dumpsters.

"We are finding that our insurance company is beginning to deny these claims," he said. "This is why we want to alert our citizens to be more careful."

Jenkins said at the October meeting he discussed a sewer maintenance program. "We are looking at very expensive equipment needed to help solve these problems. We are working toward that right now," he said.

 

Mock" Election at Beaver Schools

Students at Beaver Schools, grades 4 – 12, participated in a nationwide student "mock" election for President of the United States.

The election was held on Thursday, Oct. 28 and the results were tallied and sent to the Daily Oklahoman to be added to the rest of the Oklahoma students. The students voted overwhelmingly for George W. Bush who received 191 votes to John Kerry’s 15 votes.

High School students also voted on the U. S. Senate race with Coburn receiving 64 votes to Carson’s 12 votes and Bilyeu’s 4 votes.

Students in grades 4 – 8 were required to register to vote in the school library and they received voter identification cards. They have been studying elections, voting requirements, political parties and symbols, and the Presidential candidates in their Social Studies classes as well as in their Library classes. The students were encouraged to show their voter ID cards to their parents and discuss the election with them. When students placed their votes on election day, they had to sign the poll sheets and they received patriotic bookmarks.

Hopefully this program will make students more aware of their responsibilities and rights as American citizens and will encourage them to become registered voters as adults!

 

Beaver Schools announce Honor Roll’s for the first nine weeks of the 2004-2005 school year.

Superintendent’s Honor Roll -

Fifth Grade - Carson Depew, Tristan McQuitty

Sixth Grade - Jeramiah Campbell, Rafael Chavez, Shaye Gregory, Anna McDonald, Cody Sutton, Cole Trippet

Principal’s Honor Roll -

Fourth Grade - Austin Anderson, Logan Baldwin, Shelby Brown, Kalen Gabel, Joshua Jacobson, Ryan Nash, Shelby Perry, Cody Sharp

Fifth Grade - Kimber Clark, Sara Frederick, Slayde Meyer, Dalee Parker, Morgan Price, Tyler Welch, Makayla Winchester

Sixth Grade - Erin Becker, Samuel Becker, Ben Engelman, Shawn Hampsten, Jodi Kennedy, Tanner McFarland, Cody Miner, Rachael Mosburg, Catie Rife, Savannah Tillman, Blake Williams

 

Beaver Schools announce perfect attendance for the
1st nine weeks of the 2004-05 school year.

Pre-K - Cheyenne Caldwell, Hadley Cates, Jayden Clark, Timothy Jacobson, Bailey Judd, Devyn Lansden, Kolby McDonald, Ashley Merklin, Gabe Osborn.

Kindergarten - Braden Bobeck, A’ryeona Corbett, Chance Gregg, Averi Lansden, Gunhar Martin, Darian McQuitty, Landon Weber, Cherish Winchester, Kylian Winchester

1st Grade - Fernando Castillo, Melissa Chavez, Dolcey Heflin, Kaitlin Holman, Brianna Hoover, Andrew Linville, Allex Looper, Abijah Osborn, Nicole Price, Hunter Starr, Connor Sutton, Dylan Tillery

Second Grade - Callie Campbell, Garrett Daniell, Shayln Farrington, Kirsten Holman, Ben Phelps, Brandon Robertson, Dillon Sharp, Hadley Skaggs, Tyler Steele, Garrett Weber

Third Grade - Kevin Butterfield, Chris Cates, Gunnar Lansden, Hunter Miner, Coleman Osborn, Jaden Pierce, Cash Pool, Vance Romero, Dianna Royall, Kyndal Sutton, Emory Tillman, Amber Wilson, Drake Zimmerman

Fourth Grade - James Akridge, Logan Baldwin, Shelby Brown, Monte Campbell, Kalen Gabel, Harley Hackley, Kalie Hoover, Morgan Martin, Kaleb McDonald, Alan Merklin, Heath Thomas

Fifth Grade - Luis Chavez, Carson Depew, Cheyenne Edwards, Sara Frederick, Mackenzie Hardin, Uriel Martinez, Dalee Parker, Morgan Price, Zach Pugh, Ryan Renshaw, Heriberto Ruiz, Brittny Taft, Tyler Welch, Makayla Winchester, Nathan Woods

Sixth Grade - Erin Becker, Samuel Becker, Nathan Brennon, McCayla Brown, Allan Butterfield, Jeremiah Campbell, Shawn Hampsten, Michael Mathis, Cody Miner, Edmond Morrison, Rachael Mosburg, Catie Rife, David Riggs, Cody Sutton, Cole Trippet, Blake Williams

 

Honor rolls and perfect attendance
Beaver Schools announce Honor Rolls and Perfect Attendance for the first nine weeks of the 2004-2005 school year.

Superintendent’s Honor Roll -

Seniors - Bobby Arnold, Katy Clark, Jennifer Glascock, Trey Jamison, Sara Kinney, Paige McVay, Stefani Overton

Juniors - Tova Durfey, Anny Gomez, Willy Lopez, Kristin Carpenter

Sophomores - Kara James, Lacey Penland, Joshua Malone

Freshmen - Ellie Bridwell, Brie Jones

Eighth Grade - Kamee Gabel, Kaylee Mathis, Kyler McDonald, Erin Tillery, Dessha Woods, Tanner Yeomans

Seventh Grade - Denae Lee, Samantha Sharp

Principal’s Honor Roll -

Seniors - Brent Bechthold, Misty Burghardt, Jeniffer Covel, Blake Davis, Kelli Finley, Chad Greenfield, Kristi James, Rosalba Martinez, Adam Mosburg, Dustin Pester, Meagan Richardson, Drew Russell

Juniors - Kyle Barby, Michelle Harness, Kyra Littlefield, Brandon Renshaw, Chuck Salisbury, Blake Trippet

Sophomores - Cody Campbell, Ashleigh Carpenter, Janeth Carreon, Tye Richerson

Freshmen - Janene Estala, Amanda Frederick, Nathan Jones, Janel Lamar, Irene Lopez, Myriah McVay, Jasper Osborn, Sidney Rife

Eighth Grade - Emily Chockley, Harrison Erdman, Kael McFarland, Krista Mounsey, Chris Penland, Haley Pierson

Seventh Grade - Jacob Bridwell, Sarah Cassingham, Paige Cleveland, Randa Depew, Diana Frederick, Kira Jacobson, Wil Parker

 

August 5, 2004

Beaver School will begin the 2004-05 school year with teacher in-service on Tuesday-Friday, August 10-13.

Classes for students will begin on Monday, August 16. This will be a full day of classes with buses running and meals being served. School will begin a little earlier in the morning and dismiss earlier in the afternoon.

Plans now, according to Superintendent Scott Kinsey, include a warning bell at 8:05 a.m. with classes beginning at 8:10 a.m. A 50-minute period schedule will be followed through the day with lunch schedules to remain approximately the same.

Primary students will be dismissed around 2:40 p.m. with the Elementary students to follow at approximately 2:45 and JH/HS students at 2:50 p.m. Exact times will be set during teacher in-service week.

As always, free and reduced lunch applications are available at enrollment, and parents are encouraged to fill out these forms if they feel they would qualify. Junior high students are reminded that lunch period is a closed campus for them. All JH students will go to the lunchroom to eat.

An accident insurance supplemental program is offered for parent’s convenience. Neither the school, nor any school official is compensated by the insurance company. A company that provides supplemental accident insurance through approximately 400 school districts in Oklahoma has been selected.

"The school system assumes no financial responsibility for medical cost of an accident occurring to a student while on school grounds, participating in a sport or other school activity," Kinsey stated. "The school only makes the forms available during enrollment. The school has NO role in claims and other correspondence with the company."

Regular summer maintenance has continued with floors, rooms and other facility upkeep. The district hopes to have the new activity bus in by school time also. Beaver school will also continue to have limited access to facilities through certain entrances like last year for the safety of students and staff. All visitors and non-school personnel will have to check in with and sign in to receive a visitor’s badge while on campus.

"Thank you for your cooperation as we attempt to provide a safe environment for your kids to learn in," Kinsey said.

The 2004-05 calendars should be delivered to patrons during the last couple of weeks of July. Parents and students should note any new changes in the handbook rules. School officials also encourage parents to make sure students are following dress code requirements and are appropriately dressed when coming to school so as to avoid being sent home to change for possible violations.

Students are also reminded that book bags/carry bags are not allowed in grades 7-12. This is for the safety of students and staff.

New staff members this year include Mrs. Patricia Konkel, second grade; Mrs. Vickie Osborn, first grade. Also, Jill Frassler will be a teacher assistant and Nick Oswald will be in the maintenance area.

"The teachers, administration and staff of the Beaver School system look forward to another year of working with and education your children," Kinsey added.

June 2004
Pratt to defend title

TILDEN, Nebraska - During his many years of being the World Cow Chip Throwing Contest Champion, Beaver’s James Pratt has traveled many places.

This weekend, he will travel north to Tilden, Nebraska, where he will defend his world title in a cow chip throwing contest as part of the community’s festival, which begins Friday.

"They asked me to be the Grand Marshal of the parade," Pratt said. "They are going to put me in a horse-drawn wagon. I am looking forward to the trip."

Pratt left Beaver Wednesday for Oklahoma City, where he met his wife, Sonya. They will head to Nebraska on Thursday.

Many events are planned for Saturday, including the cow chip throwing contest. Many people are signed up for the event. Pratt, though, is not just making the trip for fun.

"I plan on winning," he said.

Other activities are scheduled for Sunday - including the prairie parade at 4 p.m.

Pratt has received a few hundred dollars from many in the community, who have responded to help him make the trip. Several others from Beaver will make the trip later in the week.

"Everyone has helped out a lot, not just for this but lots of other things," Pratt said. "I sure appreciate everyone’s support."
 

Tennis tournament fund raiser results

The Beaver Tennis Association Open Tennis Tournament went well. After a short rain delay, 70 matches were played in two days. In the 14 and under Girl’s singles, Janel Lamar came away with 1st place and Emily Chockley won 2nd. The scores in that division were as follows: Janel Lamar of Beaver, def. Erin Tiller, of Beaver, 8-1; Emily Chockley, of Beaver, def. Landry Cordes, of Meade, 8-2; Janel Lamar def. Emily Chockley 9-8 (7-4); Landry Cordes def. Erin Tillery 8-6; Janel Lamar def. Landry Cordes 8-0; and Emily Chockley def. Erin Tillery 8-5. In the Girl’s 14 and under doubles, the team of Erin Tillery and Emily Chockley of Beaver won the top prize by defeating the team of Landry Cordes and Kendall Wiens of Meade 6-2, 6-0.

In the Girl’s 16 and under singles Kyra Littlefield of Beaver won 1st with Kaylee Kennedy of Beaver coming in 2nd. The scores for that division were as follows: Kyra Littlefield def. Kaylee Kennedy 8-3; Kyra Littlefield def. Jenee Thomas of Beaver 8-2; Kaylee Kennedy def. Jenee Thomas 8-3. Jaclyn Gage of Perryton won 1st and Chelsey Meier of Beaver 2nd in the women’s open singles. The scores were Jaclyn Gage def. Chelsey meier 8-6; Heather Cassingham of Beaver defeated Callie Chockley of Beaver 8-0; Chelsey Meier def. Heather Cassingham 9-7; and Jaclyn Gage def. Callie Chockley 8-5. In the women’s open doubles division Chelsey Meier and Callie Chockley of Beaver came in 1st and Kaylee Kennedy and Jenee Thomas of Beaver came in 2nd. The finals score was 6-0, 6-1.

Samuel Becker of Beaver came in 1st and Jacob Bridwell of Beaver came in 2nd in the boy’s 12 and under singles. Becker defeated Bridwell 8-2 in the finals. The boys 14 and under singles final came down with Jay Pillars of Beaver winning 1st by a score of 9-8 (7-5) over 2nd place winner, Kade Lamle of Beaver. In other matches, Jay Pillars def. Samuel Becker 9-8 (9-7) and Kade Lamle def. Jacob Bridwell 8-5. In the boy’s 14 and under doubles final the team of Samuel Becker and Cole Trippet of Beaver won 1st by defeating 2nd place winners Kade Lamle and Jay Pillars of Beaver 6-4, 6-2.

The boy’s 16 and under division ended with Zac Kile of Perryton winning 1st and Shay Hogge of Beaver winning 2nd. Andres Ontiveros of Beaver bested Garrett Nichols of Beaver to win the consolation bracket. The scores for that division were as follows: Casey Flynt of Turpin def. Louis Najera of Perryton 6-2, 6-4; Zac Kile def. Casey Flynt 6-0, 6-0; Dakota Farrington of Beaver def. Andres Ontiveros 6-4, 1-6, (10-8); Cole Trippet of Beaver def. Garrett Nichols of Beaver 6-3, 6-4; Shay Hogge def. Tyler Kile of Perryton 7-5, 6-4; Andres Ontiveros def. Tyler Kile 7-5, 5-7, (10-7); Garrett Nichols def. Louis Najera 6-0, 6-3; Garrett Nichols def. Casey Flynt 6-3, 6-3; Andres Ontiveros def. Garrett Nichols 1-6, 7-6, (10-5); Zac Kile def. Dakota Farrington 6-2, 6-1; Shay Hogge def. Cole Trippet 6-4, 7-5; Cole Trippet def. Dakota Farrington 4-6, 6-2, (13-11); and Zac Kile def. Shay Hogge 6-3, 6-2.

In the 18 and under boy’s doubles the team of Drew Russell and Chase Trippet of Beaver won 1st with the team of Zac Kile and Tyler Kile of Perryton coming in 2nd. Shay Hogge and Dakota Farrington of Beaver won the consolation bracket. Scores for that division were as follows: Casey Flynt of Turpin and Louis Najera of Perryton def. Garrett Nichols and Andres Ontiveros of Beaver 6-4, 4-6, (10-8); Zac Kile and Tyler Kile def. Shay Hogge and Dakota Farrington 6-3, 6-3; Drew Russell and Chase Trippet def. Casey Flynt and Louis Najera 6-0, 6-2; Shay Hogge and Dakota Farrington def. Garrett Nichols and Andres Ontiveros 6-7, 4-6, (10-7); Drew Russell and Chase Trippet def. Zac Kile and Tyler Kile 6-4, 6-0.

In the men’s open singles division, Chase Trippet of Beaver won 1st place in a battle with 2nd place winner Blake Trippet of Beaver. David Madden of Beaver bested Ty Trippet of New York in the consolation bracket. The scores for that division were as follows: Ty Trippet of New York def. Drew Russell of Beaver 7-5, 6-2; Chase Trippet def. Ty Trippet 6-0, 6-1; Blake Trippet def. David Madden 6-4, 4-6, (12-10); Ty Trippet def. Graham Russell of Beaver 6-0, 6-2; David Madden def. Drew Russell 6-1, 6-1; David Madden def. Ty Trippet 6-1, 6-1; Chase Trippet def. Blake Trippet 6-2, 6-1.

In the men’s open doubles division, the team of Chase Trippet of Beaver and Brett Trippet of Forgan won 1st with the team of Blake Trippet and Todd Trippet of Beaver coming in 2nd. The team of Larry Flynt of Turpin and Steve Hedrick of Hooker won the consolation bracket. Scores in this division were as follows: Ty Trippet of New York and Cole Trippet of Beaver def. David Madden and Gene Madden of Beaver 2-6, 6-1, (10-4); Blake Trippet and Todd Trippet def. Larry Flynt and Steve Hedrick 6-3, 6-4; Chase Trippet and Brett Trippet def. Ty Trippet and Graham Russell 6-0, 6-2; Larry Flynt and Steve Hedrick def. David and Gene Madden 6-0, 6-2; Chase Trippet and Brett Trippet def. Blake Trippet and Todd Trippet 6-3, 6-7 (7-3), 6-1.

In the Men’s 35 and Above Division Darin Workman of Liberal won 1st with David Streiff of Liberal winning 2nd. The consolation bracket was won by Danny Lamar of Beaver. The scores for this division were as follows: Danny Lamar def. Steve McQueen of Beaver 6-1, 6-1; David Streif def. Kyle Tillery of Beaver 6-0, 6-1; Darin Workman def. Danny Lamar 6-3, 6-0; David Streiff def. Omar Zantua of Beaver 6-0, 6-4; Omar Zantua def. Steve McQueen 6-1, 6-1; Danny Lamar def. Kyle Tillery 6-2, 6-0; Danny Lamar def. Omar Zantua (Injury Default); Darin Workman def. David Streiff 6-1, 6-1.

In the men’s over 35 doubles a three-way tie for first was decided with the team of Larry Flynt of Turpin and Steve Hedrick of Hooker taking 1st, Darin Workman and David Streiff of Liberal taking 2nd, and Tom Lee of Beaver and John Lee of Ashland came in 3rd. The scores were as follows: Lee and Lee def. Workman and Streiff 6-7, (6-8), 7-5, 7-6 (10-6); Flynt and Hedrick def. Omar Zantua and Dick Trippet of Beaver 6-3, 6-0; Workman and Streiff def. Flynt and Hedrick 3-6, 7-5, (10-7); Lee and Lee def. Zantua and Trippet 6-4, 6-0; Workman and Streiff def. Zantua and Trippet (Injury Default); Flynt and Hedrick def. Lee and Lee 6-3, 7-6 (7-4); Todd Trippet of Beaver filling in for an injured Omar Zantua, and Dick Trippet def. Workman and Streiff 6-0, 6-1. In the deciding match Flynt and Hedrick def. Workman and Streiff 4-6, 7-5, (11-9).


Firemen accepting donations for July 4th

  The Beaver Fire Department is now accepting donations for its Fourth of July fireworks show, according to chief James Pratt.

Anyone wishing to give to the annual show may contact Pratt at 625-3494 (home), 806-339-4739 (cellular) or 625-4402 (work).

Firemen plan to have the show on Sunday, July 4.

Pratt also noted that the firemen will open their fireworks booth around the 15th of June at the Beaver County Fairgrounds.


Girls receive scholarship from Panhandle Telephone

 

Marti Jones, graduate of Beaver High School and Kalie Radcliff, graduate of Forgan High School each received $1000 scholarships from Panhandle Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

Over the past 15 years, Panhandle Telephone has awarded $80,000 in college scholarships to High School Seniors from across the Oklahoma Panhandle. This year, PTCI has awarded an additional $10,000 in college scholarships to High School Seniors representing nine different High Schools from across the Oklahoma Panhandle.

May 2004


Bids accepted for providing services for persons 60 years of age

The Oklahoma Economic Development Authority (OEDA) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is currently accepting bids to provide services for persons 60 years of age or older residing in Beaver, Cimarron, Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Texas, Woods, and Woodward counties.

The following services will be considered for funding: nutrition, homemaker, transportation, health promotion, medication management, legal assistance, and family caregiver support services for fiscal year beginning October 1, 2004 and ending September 30, 2005. Not every service will be available in every county. Specifications for these services may be obtained at the following Proposers’ Conferences, which will be held at the OEDA Conference Room, 330 Douglas in Beaver:

10:00 A.M. May 26, 2004

Transportation and Legal Aid Services

10:00 A.M. May 27, 2004

Caregiver Support, Nutrition and Homemaker

The Request for Proposal Guide (RFP) will be issued to interested parties at this time. All potential services providers are required to attend this conference.

For additional information, please contact Bill Heaton or Leona M. Perry, OEDA Area Agency on Aging, at (580)625-4531.


Booster Club holds banquet

Beaver Booster Club held their Annual All Sports Banquet on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at the fairgrounds.

The athletes of Beaver High School received recognition and certificates for the accom-plishments in the various sports programs they participated in throughout the year.

The Booster Club awarded scholarships in the amount of $500 each to Dace Jamison and Taryn Evans. The Stafford Brothers Award was presented to Ty Ford and the Fighting Heart Award and scholarship was presented to Dillon Cramer.

The Booster Club would like to thank Seaboard Farms for the donation of pork tenderloin for the meal and also thank the 7th and 8th grade class officers for serving at the Banquet.

We look forward to providing this banquet each year for the athletes of Beaver High School and hope to continue for many years to come.

 

Community health fair planned

here May 20 at BCMH facilities

A community health fair will be held May 20, 2004, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Beaver County Memorial Hospital facility. "Together We Make a Difference" is the theme selected for the health fair, a joint partnership of Beaver County Memorial Hospital and OEDA Area Agency on Aging.

Health screenings, bone density screenings, educational booths and displays and break-out sessions will be on-going throughout the morning. Break-out sessions will begin at 9 a.m. in the hospital East wing with Dr. Farrach speaking on "Prostate Health", Jane Lee speaking on "Food for Thought for Caregivers", Leona Perry speaking on "Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Prevention" and Susan Trippet, ARNP, and Allison Bennett, ARNP, speaking on "Alzheimer’s Disease".

Bring your lunch and spend your noon hour with us and listen to Lana Shaffer speak on "Women’s Health Issues" in the EMS building. A drawing for door prizes will be held at 1 p.m. for those who have registered at the health fair.

Health and wellness services have advanced greatly in recent years and much information is available to those who wish to make informed decisions concerning their healthcare.

Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your healthcare knowledge. Plan to attend the "Together We Make a Difference" community health fair.

Top students named at Beaver

Five Beaver High School seniors have been named "honor students" for the Class of 2004.

Those students are: Taryn Evans, J.P. Harness, Kassie Howard, Marti Jones and Sabra Stone.

Evans is the daughter of DeeLyn and Eddie Pool and Kevin and Tracy Evans. She has been active in cross country, cheerleading, basketball, track, NHS, STUCO and yearbook.

She is the FFA president and the senior class student council representative. Taryn is also involved with UMY and has taught dance and cheerleading for the last two years. She has two siblings, Trey Pool, a college student at OSU and Cash Pool, a second grader.

Taryn plans to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University where she will be part of the Ranger cheerleading squad.

Harness is the son of Mark and Annette Harness. He is an active member of the First Christian Church youth group and is a member of the BHS varsity tennis team and works at Pizza Hut.

He has three sisters: Terri and Tracey, both BHS graduates and Michelle, a sophomore.

J.P. Plans to attend Oklahoma Panhandle State University and major in computer graphics and animation.

Howard is the daughter of Alva and Luisa Howard. She is vice-president of the National Honor Society, vice-president of the senior class and a member of the girls varsity tennis team.

She has two sisters, Cyndy Montoya and Shauna Nichols, one niece, Cheyenne and three nephews, Brady, Garrett and Logan.

Kassie plans to attend Oklahoma State University this fall.

Jones is the daughter of Casey and Jan Jones. She has twin siblings: Brie and Nathan.

Marti has been active in softball, basketball, NHS, STUCO and FCA. She is president of NHS, a member of the yearbook staff and was captain of the academic team.

She is also active in the First Baptist Church and youth group. Marti plans to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva and major in premed.

Stone is the daughter of Larry and Debbie Thompton of Beaver and Bret and Belinda Stone of Guthrie. She has four brothers, Ryan, Andy, Tyson and Brayden and one sister, Krista.

Sabra is the secretary of NHS, president of STUCO, editor of the yearbook and is also involved in cheerleading, basketball and track.

Some of Sabra’s accomplishments this year include being named "most athletic girl" by the student body, being selected as this year’s basketball homecoming queen and being selected to the All-Conference basketball team.

She plans to attend Oklahoma State University this fall and major in education.

April 2004

Town board had March meeting

The Town of Beaver’s Board of Trustees met March 11 for their regularly scheduled meeting.

Mayor Mike Ford called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. Those present were: Ford, Mary Sallee, Bobby Mosburg and Chris Berry. David Glascock was absent. Others in attendance were: City Manager Don Jenkins and City Clerk Barbara Chockley.

During the meeting the Board:

Met with Cebridge Connections representative Steve Lowe, who discussed the recent improvements that have been made to the cable television system.

Accepted a bid from Starr Construction for the labor to make improvements at the ballpark. The concrete work is to begin immediately and bids will be taken for the materials needed to construct awnings over the bleachers.

Voted to declare the property on the south half of block 9 in Ray’s Addition of Beaver a public nuisance.

Accepted bids for fencing material at the airport in the amount of $1,794 from Beaver Lumber.

Executed a request of funds for $1,804.79 from the 2002 REAP funds for engineering fees, fencing materials and labor to construct the fence at the airport.

Closed out documents for the 2002 REAP funds.

Approved a draw request in the amount of $1,794 for fencing materials for the airport improvement project.

Discussed addresses that have been assigned to residences and businesses in the past will remain as are and not be changed. The Post Office has been given a list of all the addresses in Beaver to aid them in the home delivery of mail.

Approved claims and purchase orders in the following amounts: $24,873.70 from the General Fund; $21,284.31 from the Cash Utility Fund; $2,458.37 from the Bus Transit Fund; $131.14 from the Airport Fund; $3,337.74 from the DOC Fund and $2,023.30 from the Street & Alley Fund.

Public Works

In the Public Works portion of the meeting, the Board:

Tabled any action on the purchase of a trash truck until more bids can be obtained.

Approved claims and purchase orders in the PWA Fund in the amount of $44,658.50.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

84 BHS alumnus noted for heroics

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Mike Cassingham, a 1984 graduate of Beaver High School, has been honored by the Oklahoma Highway Users Federation for his effort during the May 8 tornadoes in Oklahoma City.

Trooper Cassingham is the son of Bill Cassingham, Forgan, and Donna Bowles of Beaver. He earned a Humanitarianism Award for his role in saving several people, including an infant, last spring.

The tornado hit the southeast side of Oklahoma City at approximately 3:15 p.m. last May in the vicinity of I-240 and Sooner Road. Trooper Cassingham had gone to the area to assist where needed.

During the downpour of rain, he cut the seat belt loose on an infant from a severely damaged vehicle. He then checked the infant for injuries and asked an adult to care for the child while he went to rescue the infant’s mother who had sustained several lacerations to the face.

After removing the mother from the vehicle - and certain that help was on the way - Cassingham went to look for trapped citizens at the Lincoln Bank, which was demolished.

Despite spewing natural gas and downed electric lines, Trooper Cassingham crawled into the crumbled remains of the building and pulled two employees to safety.

"Trooper Cassingham is to be commended for his actions on May 8, 2003," said Paul Matthews, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Highway Users Federation. "His decisive action, without regard to his own personal safety under perilous conditions, is a strong testament to his valor and courage. His actions are consistent with the highest standards of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol."

Cassingham received the award last Thursday (April 1) at a luncheon in Oklahoma City. His father, Beaver County Sheriff Bill Cassingham, and brother, Trooper Gary Cassingham, attended the ceremony.

B.E.S.T. honors 72 students during 15th annual banquet

Amy Costner was the evening’s keynote speaker. Awards were given out by Clark and Mr. Mike McVay, high school principal. Special presentations were given by Mrs. Sheryl Melton, McVay and Mrs. Barbara Glascock.

Closing remarks were given by Superintendent Scott Kinsey.

Those students honored were:

Honor (4.0): Marti Jones (12), Jennifer Glascock (11), Sara Kinney (11), Paige McVay (11), Tova Durfey (10), Anny Gomez (10), Willy Lopez (10), Janeth Carreon (9), Josh Malone (9), Lacey Penland (9), Jacob Winchester (9), Ellie Bridwell (8), Brie Jones (8), Nathan Jones (8), Irene Lopez (8), Emily Chockley (7), Marina Dobbs (7), Kamee Gabel (7), Kyler McDonald (7), Erin Tillery (7), Dessha Woods (7), Tanner Yeomans (7).

Scholarship (3.99-3.75): J.P. Harness (12), Kassie Howard (12), Bobby Arnold (11), Katy Clark (11), Kelli Finley (11), Meagan Richardson (11), Drew Russell (11), Blake Trippet (10), Kara James (9), Janene Estala (8), Amanda Frederick (8), Janel Lamar (8), Kael McFarland (7).

Achievement (3.74-3.5): Taryn Evans (12), Sabra Stone (12), Brent Bechthold (11), Chad Greenfield (11), Kristi James (11), Trey Jamison (11), Rosalba Martinez (11), Stefani Overton (11), Brandon Renshaw (10), Chuck Salisbury (10), Cody Jo Campbell (9), Tye Richerson (9), Myriah McVay (9), Jay Rose (8), Krista Mounsey (7), Haley Pierson (7).

Merit (3.49-3.25): Brandi Bechthold (12), Dillon Cramer (12), Dace Jamison (12), Katey Luethy (12), Candice Rose (12), Kirby Smith (12), Misty Burghardt (11), Blake Davis (11), Edgar Enriquez (11), Adam Mosburg (11), Zack Rankin (11), Kyle Barby (10), Kyra Littlefield (10), Kody Martinez (10), Wade Payne (10), Donald Venable (10), Sarah Tibbetts (9), Chase Trippet (9), Sidney Rife (8), J.T. Yeomans (8), Chris Penland (7), Melda Skipper (7).


Contracts renewed for principals

At its regularly scheduled meeting on March 1, the Beaver Board of Education renewed the contracts of high school/junior high principal Mike McVay and elementary principal Read Cates.

President Chris Janko called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Those present were: Janko, Mechille Pester, Tammie Cline, Alan Clark and Jamie Kee. Others in attendance were: Lance Sutton, Mary Lou Reddick, Jan Payne, Shanna Gregg, Staci Dillahunty, McVay, Cates, Lucy Venable, Scott Kinsey and Vickie Starr.

Both principals were hired unanimously by the board following the executive session, which happened later in the meeting.

Earlier, Sutton was given the oath of office to Seat No. 4. Sutton ran unopposed in February’s school election.

The board was reorganized as follows: Janko, president; Pester, vice-president; Cline, clerk; Clark, member and Sutton, member.

In other action, the Board:

Approved a request from Beaver Beyond 2000 for the use of the auditorium on March 31 for the Oklahoma Arts Council’s Community Connection Tour.

Approved a resolution for schools and libraries Universal Services (E-Rate) for the 2004-05 school year.

Approved financial reports as presented.

Heard from Mrs. Reddick, who was present to request an extra fund raiser for next year’s junior class because of the small size. The sale of butter braid was approved.

Heard from Cates, who reported on the following: report cards out on March 3, enrollment above 200, possible 50 pre-K students next fall, spring activities, Tri County teachers’ meeting, fine arts and teacher evaluations.

Heard from McVay, who went over the calendar events and updates for March and offered congratulations for outstanding achievements in different organizations. He said the JH/HS enrollment is 170 students.

Heard from Superintendent Kinsey, who presented next years tentative calendar to be approved at the next meeting. He also discussed staff development requirements by the district and possible options for staff who were not present for various reasons. The board requested the staff development committee to present possible options for future staff development requirements to be met for board consideration. He also discussed a REAP grant with the intention to upgrade the high school computer labs and the new school board member workshop this April.

Approved the following encumbrances: $4,714.86 from the General Fund; $75 from the Building Fund and $176.33 from the Child Nutrition Fund.

The meeting ended at 8:30 p.m.

This Thursday, April 1, 2004, will be the last Beaver Education Support Team Meeting at 5:30 in the board room. The theme for next year’s Scholars’ Banquet will be voted on so the decorations can be purchased during the summer months. Parent input is really needed to help with this matter, and parents are urged to attend this meeting.

The Primary and Elementary Penny War has ended and the winners will be announced as soon as the pennies are counted. All these pennies go into the B.E.S.T. funds for these students.

B.E.S.T. would like to thank all the students’ parents who collected General Mills Box Tops and Campbell’s Soup Labels this school year.

The Box Tops are equal to ten cents each and are mailed in on March 31 of each year. This money goes to buy educational equipment, awards, and educational needs for our Beaver Students. These two programs will be ONGOING and please keep saving these up.

B.E.S.T. appreciates all donations which can be mailed to Beaver Schools, c/o B.E.S.T., P.O. Box 580, Beaver, OK 73932.

March 2004

J.O.Y Circle to meet

The J.O.Y. Circle at Beaver First Christian Church invites you to participate in the Women’s Seminar being held March 27, 2004. Registration, coffee and donuts will begin at 8:30. We anticipate the seminar being over by 4:30 so everyone has a chance to return home before dark.

Andrea Esquivel from Clayton, NM, will be leading our worship time and presenting a musical concert.

Roberta Carman of Lubbock, TX, daughter of Louise Barr, will be the main speaker. Three workshops will be offered. Sandy Milbern from Boise City will be conducting a workshop on how the older women are to teach the younger women in the church. Renee’ Powers from Liberal will be talking about the "excellent wife."

Our third workshop will be open for men and women alike. Larry and Wilma Williams from Dodge City will be discussing the problems of single parenting, giving suggestions and help to single parents, and offering suggestions to those of us who will be providing the support they need.

Please call the church office at 625-4505 for more information. The registration fee is $5.00. We would like an idea of the number who will be attending so we can plan for the lunch that will be provided. There will be nursery for infants up to age 5, donations accepted.


Spelling bees

Do you remember those good ole’ school days... the coal shed, hopscotch, blackboards, the basic primer, and of course, the ever popular school spelling bees? Can we rekindle your memories of days gone by and encourage you to enter this year’s Senior Spelling Bee?

The OEDA Area Agency on Aging is looking forward to having you as a speller in our upcoming Senior Spelling Bee scheduled for Friday, April 9, 2004 at 1:15 p.m. at the OEDA building, 330 Douglas Avenue, Beaver, Oklahoma. "School Days" is the theme for the day.

The Senior Spelling Bee will be an event full of fun, fellowship and the spirit of competition...bringing seniors together from all over the OEDA region, including Beaver, Cimarron, Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Texas, Woods, and Woodward counties. Spellers are encouraged to bring supporters. Just let us know an approximate number a few days prior to the event.

Please call by April 6, or sooner, to let us know that you will participate as a ‘Speller.’ All spellers should arrive a few minutes early on the day of the senior spelling bee to register and to be assigned their participant number.

Spelling guides are available for all persons 60 years of age and over who are interested in competing in the Senior Spelling Bee. To request your copy of a practice spelling guide, call the OEDA Area Agency on Aging today at 1-800-658-2844 or 580-625-4531. A copy will be mailed to you as soon as we get your call.

We had several competitors last year and hope to have even more this year! We look forward to your participation in this year’s Senior Spelling Bee!

 

Beaver Schools Principal’s Honor Roll - 3rd Nine Weeks

Fourth Grade

Kimber Clark, Joshua Collison, Carson Depew, Tristan McQuitty, Slayde Meyer, Makayla Winchester

Fifth Grade

Benjamin Engelman

Sixth Grade

Jacob Bridwell, Sarah Cassingham, Randa Depew, Jordan Estala, Kira Jacobson, Sherif Lotfy

Seventh Grade

Emily Chockley Marina Dobbs, Kyler McDonald, Erin Tillery

Eighth Grade

Janel Lamar, Myriah McVay, Sidney Rife, Jay Rose

Freshmen

Ashleigh Carpenter, Janeth Carreon, Sam Engelman, Kara James, Drew Long, Sarah Tibbetts

Sophomores

Kyle Barby, Annie Gomez, Shay Hogge, Kody Martinez, George Payne, Chuck Salisbury, Blake Trippet, Donald Venable

Juniors

Misty Burghardt, Kelli Finley, Jennifer Glascock, Chad Greenfield, Trey Jamison, Adam Mosburg, Zack Rankin, Meagan Richardson, Drew Russell

Seniors

Brandi Bechthold, Taryn Evans, Michael Farrach, Tyler Harmon, J.P. Harness, Katey Luethy, Candice Rose, Kirby Smith, Sabra Stone, Sterling Strong, Alyssa Wilson

Superintendent’s Honor Roll - 3rd Nine Weeks

Fifth Grade

Erin Becker, Samuel Becker, Jeremiah Campbell, Rafael Chavez, Shaye Gregory, Jodi Kennedy, Anna McDonald, Tanner McFarland, Cody Sutton, Cole Trippet, Blake Williams

Sixth Grade

Samantha Sharp

Seventh Grade

Kamee Gabel, Kael McFarland, Dessha Woods, Tanner Yeomans

Eighth Grade

Ellie Bridwell, Janene Estala, Amanda Frederick, Brie Jones, Nathan Jones, Irene Lopez

Freshmen

Josh Malone, Lacey Penland

Sophomores

Tova Durfey, Willy Lopez

Juniors

Bobby Arnold, Katy Clark, Sara Kinney, Paige McVay, Stefani Overton

Seniors

Kassie Howard, Marti Jones

Beaver Schools Perfect Attendance - 3rd Nine Weeks

Pre-K

Chance Gregg, Logan Long, Gunhar Martin, Kolby McDonald, Darian McQuitty, Payton Russell, Preston Yates

Kindergarten

Chelsea Akridge, Oakley Cudd, Allex Looper, Nicole Price, Connor Sutton

First Grade

Callie Campbell, Michael Cano, Garrett Daniell, Shalyn Farrington, Amy Fisher, Brittany Miles, Alyssa Mounsey, Anna Parker, Dillon Sharp, Garrett Weber, Chris Wolfe

Second Grade

Drew Dobbs, Gunnar Lansden, Trae Pugh, Kyndal Sutton, Emory Tillman, Amber Wilson, Drake Zimmerman

Third Grade

Logan Baldwin, Kevin Butterfield, Monte Campbell, Kalen Gabel, Nicole Guzman, Ryan Nash, Shelby Perry, Cody Sharp, Heath Thomas

Fourth Grade

Sadie Campbell, Kimber Clark, Joshua Collison, Carson Depew, Cheyenne Edwards, Sara Frederick, Mario Gonzalez, Mackenzie Hardin, Slayde Meyer, Morgan Price, Zack Pugh, Ryan Renshaw

Fifth Grade

Erin Becker, McCayla Brown, Allan Butterfield, Rachael Mosburg, Hayden Plain, Samuel Becker, Mizael Castillo, Jodi Kennedy, Anna McDonald, Nick Pugh, Cody Sutton

Sixth Grade

Nathan Brennon, Sarah Cassingham, Randa Depew, Jordan Estala, Diana Frederick, Aaron Hall, Kira Jacobson, Sherif Lotfy, Kristy Noble, Samantha Sharp, Taylor Smith, Levi Williams

 

 

February 19, 2004
Beaver school board renews

Kinsey’s contract at meeting

The contract of Superintendent Scott Kinsey was renewed for the 2004-05 school year by the Beaver Board of Education at is regular monthly meeting January 28.

President Chris Janko called the meeting to order. Those present were: Janko, Tammie Cline, Alan Clark and Mechille Pester. Jamie Kee was absent. Others in attendance were: Lance Sutton, Ralph Tatton, Dane Konkel, Read Cates, Lucy Venable, Kinsey and Vickie Starr.

Upon returning to open session, the board voted unanimously to renew Kinsey’s contract for the next school year.

In other action, the Board:

Approved a request from Ralph Tatton and Dane Konkel to use school facilities for a concert April 16 in connection with the Cimarron Territory Celebration.

Approved an amendment of Trudi Brown’s contact.

Heard and approved financial reports as presented. No reports from the Activity Fund were available.

Heard from Cates who reported on the following: with basketball season coming to an end he commended his students for being well behaved at the games, local livestock shows, enrollment at 203, progress reports, writing mandated testing and teacher evaluations.

Heard from McVay, who was absent but had handouts concerning calendar updates, academic team achievements, homecoming activities, basketball honors as well as OCDA and OMEA choir participants.

Kinsey discussed the new trailer for band and other school group use, staff development meetings, voting on Feb. 3 and contracts up for renewal with principals’ in March, certified personnel in April and support staff in May.

Discussed the activity bus and possible options. Clark had concerns with the basketball homecoming events being held in the afternoon and lead discussion in that manner.

Approved the following encumbrances: $54,716.73 from the General Fund; $5,077.15 from the Building Fund and change order in bond fund 34 #18 for <$791>.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

February 12, 2004


FFA and 4-H livestock show February 16

The Beaver FFA and 4-H Livestock Show will be held February 16, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. in the Beaver County Fairgrounds. Cattle will show at 6:00 followed by the sheep then swine. Showmanship classes will follow each species. The judge for the show is Greg Kokojan, Ag Ed instructor at Drummond High School.

The Local Show allows students to exhibit their projects and get them show ready for the county, district, and state shows.

Exhibitors showing are: Ryan Renshaw, Cody Minor, Jordan Jett, Larissa Jett, Randa Depew, Carson Depew, Katie Rife, Zac Rife, Kelli Finley, Calleb McDonald, Kyler McDonald, Brittney Brown, Shelby Brown, McCayla Brown, Janel Lamar, Jacob Bridwell, Ellie Bridwell, Kade Lamle, Wade Payne, Kyle Barby, Cody Cline, Taryn Evans, Jay Pillars, Andrew Becker, Dillon Hilton, and Myriah McVay.

Exhibiting livestock gives the student the opportunity to learn cooperation, responsibility and practice the skills learned in FFA and 4-H.

Control burning? Always ask why, when, where, what and how.

Fire can almost always have some positive benefits whether it is a wildfire in August or a prescribed burn in March. The ecological benefits typically far out weigh the negative impacts. The goals of the land manager are the primary issue. Always ask why, when, where, what type, and how much when planning to implement a prescribed burn.

Consider short and long-term production goals, as well as effects on the soil, water, air, plants, animals, and humans. Abide by the law and follow recommendations of burning standards for your area.

Burning standards and specifications can be obtained from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Beaver County Conservation District, as well as the Texas Tech and the OSU Range Departments. We recommend you attend training to stay updated on standards and laws.

Proper planning, personnel and equipment are a must. Even many of our local fire departments are not properly trained or equipped for range fires. It is the time of the year when many folks burn their range, pastures and CRP fields for weed and brush control as well as improving wildlife habitat and forage quality.

Burning is a strong part of our culture and the evolution of our rangelands. Due to public disapproval primarily from urban folks, many land managers have reduced their use of fire and some have even eliminated its use. This could be the wrong way to deal with the issue. A best strategy might be to better educate our urban friends to the benefits of prescribed burning when properly performed. The key words are "prescribed" and "proper" when dealing with fire as a management tool. Know what you’re doing and do everything you can to prevent liability problems with neighbors. As managers, we can best educate our city dwelling friends of the positive aspects of fire through our actions.

The local NRCS and Conservation District advocate the proper use of fire as a management tool for improving range condition and manipulation of ecosystems. We are also committed to educating the public on the benefits of prescribed burning to all of society. Remember, follow the law, consider the effects of fire, be considerate to neighbors and most of all be safe.

 

November 13, 2003

BHS academic team headed for Regional

Give in Roman numerals the year John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Who was the first explorer to reach the South Pole? Name the composer of "Semper Fidelis". Who wrote "The Lady of Shalott"? What is the hardest form of coal?

Give up? (Answers at the end of the article). The previous questions are just a sampling of the type of questions the Beaver High School Academic Team face in a typical match, and they are flourishing in that environment. They are currently on an 8-game win streak this academic season.

The team breezed through the Oklahoma Red Carpet Academic Tournament Nov. 8, defeating all five opponents. Their overall season record stands at 11-2.

The Dusters met Buffalo in the first game and won the match with a score of 80-30. Dillon Cramer was the high point scorer in that game with 50 points, while Kassie Howard added 10.

Second game opponents were the Laverne Tigers. The Dusters were also successful in this match with a final score of 90-60. Individual scorers were J.P. Harness 20, Marti Jones 20 and Howard with 10.

The third round matched the Dusters with Forgan. The Dusters earned a 90-40 victory in the match. Jones and Harness scored 30 points each, while Cramer added 20.

Beaver met Gage in the fourth round and rolled to a 100-20 victory. Jones led the way with 40 points, while David Madden scored 20.

The fifth and final game featured the Dusters and the Ft. Supply Bulldogs and won 110-40. Jones led the way with 30 points, while Madden scored 20. Cramer also scored 10.

"Last year’s team made it all the way to state and was eliminated in the third round," coach Sheryl Melton said. "Although we lost all of last year’s team to graduation, this year’s team has the potential to do just as well. It’s a really well-balanced team. Each one has his or her area of expertise and all of them work together on the lightning rounds. It’s really fun to watch them work through the questions."

The Duster team also placed first in the District Seeding Tournament on Oct. 27 at Texhoma. They defeated all three of their opponents and will be one of the top-seeded teams in the Regional tournament planned Nov. 15 in Mooreland.

In the first round of District, the Dusters were pitted against Turpin and won 130-70. Captain Marti Jones led the team with 40 points, while Cramer and Madden both scored 10.

In the second round match, Boise City proved to be a tough opponent. With an oustanding fourth quarter lightning round, the Dusters won in a squeaker, 200-150. J.P. Harness led the way with 50 points, while Howard, Jones and Cramer all scored 10.

In the third game, the Dusters faced Texhoma. BHS jumped out to a quick start and never lost the lead. They finished the match with an impressive 200-50 win. Jones led the individual scoring with 50 points. Cramer added 30, while Madden and Katey Luethy added 20 and 10, respectively.

(Answers to the questions: MCMLXIII, Roald Amundsen, John Phillip Sousa, Alfred Lord Tennyson, anthracite. How many did you get right?)

 

10th FB contest

ends in deadlock

Glen Love and Brian Stalder were co-winners of First Security Bank’s Football Contest, published last week in the Herald-Democrat.

Both Love and Stalder aced the contest and both guessed 85 yards in the tiebreaker, which was the combined penalty yards in the Beaver-Laverne game. The two teams actually had a combined 75 yards in penalties.

Five other contestants also had one miss. They were: Michelle Kimery, last week’s winner; Kathy Swartz; Marsha Harrison; Karen Finley and Eddie Pool.

Each week, the winner of the contest receives $25 from First Security Bank. This year’s contest will run until all of the Beaver County schools are eliminated from the weekly playoffs Weekly winnners’ names will be placed in a drawing for the grand prize of $250 from First Security Bank.

Deadline for entry is each Friday at 5 p.m. Entries can be dropped off at the Herald-Democrat, located at 108 Douglas, or they can be mailed to Box 490, Beaver, OK 73932.

Entries can also be FAXED to the office at 625-4269 or sent via e-mail to bvrnews@ptsi.net or to cowchip@ptsi.net.

Here’s a look at this week’s results:

Beaver 28, Laverne 0.

Turpin 51, Canton 32.

Forgan 56, Goodwell 0.

Hooker 33, Mooreland 7.

Sallisaw 34, Ft. Gibson 0.

Tonkawa 21, Woodland 14.

Glenpool 46, Tecumseh 14.

Okeene 27, Ok. Christian 0.

Weatherford 35, Deer Creek 14.

Thomas 20, Carnegie 6.

Oklahoma 77, Texas A&M 0.

Texas 55, Ok. State 16.

Here’s a look at the past winners:

Week 1 - Greggory McReynolds.

Week 2 - Kraig Ritterbush.

Week 3 - Nancy Lamle.

Week 4 - Conner Sutton.

Week 5 - Skee Hardin.

Week 6 - Cara McDonald.

Week 7 - Kirby Smith.

Week 8 - Becky Rankin.

Week 9 - Michelle Kimery.

Week 10 - Glen Love and Brian Stalder.


Fall Festival at Fairgrounds

Make plans to attend the Country Holidays Fall Festival, November 15, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Beaver County Fairgrounds in Beaver, Oklahoma.

Exhibitors from Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and Colorado will be displaying their gift ideas.

Lunch and concessions available. For more information contact Nancy Barth at 580-735-2685 or Sue Hergert at 620-357-8941.

Beaver Elementary Perfect Attendance 1st 9 weeks

 

Pre-K

Braden Bobeck, Cheyenne Caldwell, Averi Lansden, Alexandria Madden, Gunhar Martin, Darian McQuitty, Nazareth Reynoso, Payton Russell, Landon Weber, Tomas Wilkerson, Preston Yates

Kindergarten

Oakley Cudd, Taylor Hardin, Alexis Janko, Allex Looper, Mollie Mounsey, Nicole Price, Hunter Starr, Dylan Tillery

First Grade

Callie Campbell, Garrett Daniell, Jacob Davis, Shalyn Farrington, Alyssa Mounsey, Benjamin Phelps, Kathlynn Riggs, Dillon Sharp, Burgundy Sorter, Garrett Weber, Nichole Welch, Chris Wolfe

Second Grade

Chris Cates, Madison Cates, Drew Dobbs, Colton Douglass, Gunnar Lansden, Jaden Pierce, Trae Pugh, Amber Wilson, Drake Zimmerman

Third Grade

Andy Bennett, Shelby Brown, Kevin Butterfield, Monte Campbell, Kalen Gabel, Lexus Hackley, Cassandra Howell, Morgan Martin, Jaime Perez, Shelby Perry, Cody Sharp, Heath Thomas, Adrianna Tibbetts

Fourth Grade

Joshua Collison, Carson Depew, Trenton Downing, Cheyenne Edwards, Sara Frederick, Austen Reed, Tyler Welch, McKayla Winchester, Nathan Woods

Fifth Grade

Erin Becker, Samuel Becker, McCayla Brown, Allan Butterfield, Jeremiah Campbell, Shaye Gregory, Shawn Hampsten, Jodi Kennedy, Tanner McFarland, Hayden Plain, Nicholas Pugh, Ralyssa Taylor, Cole Trippet

Sixth Grade

Nathan Brennon, Randa Depew, Jordan Estala, Diana Frederick, Aaron Hall, Sherif Lotfy, Cort Pierce, Daniel Reed, Zachary Rife, Samantha Sharp, Katelyn Show, Destiny Fine

Beaver Elementary

 

Superintendent’s Honor Roll

Fifth Grade

Samuel Becker, Jeremiah Campbell, Shaye Gregory, Jodi Kennedy, Anna McDonald, Tanner McFarland, Cole Trippet, Blake Williams

Fourth Grade

Tristan McQuitty, McKayla Winchester

 

 

Principal’s Honor Roll

Sixth Grade

Jacob Bridwell, Sarah Cassingham, Randa Depew, Jordan Estala, Diana Frederick, Aaron Hall, Kira Jacobson, Sherif Lotfy, Zachary Rife, Samantha Sharp

Fifth Grade

Erin Becker, Benjamin Engelman, Rachael Mosburg, Cody Sutton, Savannah Tillman

Fourth Grade

Luis Chavez, Joshua Collison, Carson Depew, Slayde Meyer, Ryan Renshaw, Tyler Welch

October 30, 2003
 

2003-2004 Beaver Jr. High & Beaver High School Honor Rolls

1st Nine Weeks

 

Principal’s Honor Roll

 

Seventh Grade

Kael McFarland, Krista Mounsey, Haley Pierson

Eighth Grade

Janene Estala, Janel Lamar, Myriah McVay, Sidney Rife, Jay Rose, Morgan Schlehofer, Christina Show, JT Yeomans

Freshmen

Cody Campbell, Ashleigh Carpenter, Janeth Carreon, Morgan Downing, Samuel Engelman, Kara James, Kaylee Kennedy, Drew Long, Tye Richerson, Sarah Tibbetts, JJ Treadwell, Jacob Winchester

Sophomores

Kody Martinez, Brandon Renshaw, Chuck Salisbury, Donald Venable

Juniors

Brent Bechthold, Misty Burghardt, Katy Clark, Edgar Enriquez, Jennifer Glascock, Chad Greenfield, Kristi James, Trey Jamison, Rosalba Martinez, Adam Mosburg, Zack Rankin, Meagan Richardson, Drew Russell

Seniors

Brandi Bechthold, Dillon Cramer, Taryn Evans, Tyler Harmon, JP Harness, Lim Lanford, Katey Luethy, Candice Rose, Kirby Smith.

Superintendent’s Honor Roll

 

Seventh Grade

Emily Chockley, Marina Dobbs, Kamee Gabel, Kyler McDonald, Erin Tillery, Dessha Woods, Tanner Yeomans

Eighth Grade

Ellie Bridwell, Amanda Frederick, Brie Jones, Nathan Jones, Irene Lopez

Freshmen

Josh Malone, Lacey Penland

Sophomores

Tova Durfey, Anny Gomez, Willy Lopez, Blake Trippet

Juniors

Bobby Arnold, Kelli Finley, Sara Kinney, Paige McVay, Stefani Overton

Seniors

Kassie Howard, Marti Jones, Katie Clark.

Beaver Kids Wrestling Begins

 

The Beaver Kids Wrestling Program began with their sign-up Tuesday at the Commercial Building at the Beaver County Fairgrounds. All kids from the ages of 6 years old through 10 years old are welcome to join. (Age must be as of September 1, 2003)

Practices will be held each Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6:30-8:00 with optional tournament competition each weekend.

Joshua Jacobson began his season by attending the Snyder Open in Snyder, Oklahoma this past Saturday. Joshua competes in division 2 at 67 pounds. After dropping his first match to Daniels from Enid, Joshua worked his way through the consolation bracket picking up 3 consecutive wins, two of them with a pin. Joshua picked up his first win by defeating Taylor 6-3. He then pinned Deric White from Edmond in the 3rd period, which advanced him to the consolation finals where he held a 17-7 lead over Tyler Gifford from Elk City before securing the pin in the final period.

Joshua picked up a 3rd place finish on the day.

Another fun and exciting season is anticipated this year and it is hoped by the coaches that there will be several new faces as the Beaver Kids Wrestling Club begins their second season coached by Billy Cates and Robert Jacobson.

For more information, contact Robert Jacobson at 625-3078.

 

 

October 23, 2003
 

Sallee appointed to town board

Mary Sallee was sworn into the office held by Gina Downing at the October meeting of the Town of Beaver’s Board of Trustees.

The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. by Mayor Mike Ford. Those present were: Ford, David Glascock, Chris Berry and Bobby Mosburg. Downing, who resigned from the board, was absent.

"We are glad to have Mary on the board," Ford said. "She showed interest in the position at the last General Election, so we went to her when Gina resigned."

In other action, the board:

Continued the nuisance abatement on the listed properties of Jamie Wages, Jim Clower and Equicredit Corp.

Voted to rename a portion of 7th Street from Ave. A to Douglas Ed Calhoon Avenue.

Applied the $2,533.26 refund from Workman’s Comp as a credit to this year’s premium with OMAG.

Tabled the purchase of a gas chamber for the animal control program until more research is completed.

Tabled action on bids for rock hauling. Bids will be received at a special meeting on Oct. 14, 2003 at 5 p.m.

Accepted the quote from Williams Co. of Oklahoma City for MC800 oil. That is the same bid as the county at .897 per gallon.

Approved the proposal of Myers Engineering of Edmond for the Airport Improvement project.

Approved the non-primary Airport Entitlement Project information.

Approved claims and purchase orders in the following amounts: $29,494.57 from the General Fund; $21,593.24 from the Cash Utility Fund; $2,603.32 from the Bus Transit Fund; $57.78 from the Airport Fund; $186.09 from the Rec Fund and $2.49 from the DOC Fund.

The meeting was adjourned at 7 p.m.

Public Works

In the Public Works portion of the meeting, the Board:

Accepted the resignation of Downing and appointed Sallee to fill out her position until the next General Election.

Approved a water line extension to the Indian Hills sub division and a 2" water meter tap for Dennis Zimmerman. Zimmerman Builders will pay for the pipe, and the city crew will lay the line.

Approved claims and purchase orders from the PWA Operating Fund in the amount of $34,464.74.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

Kirby Smith wins FB contest with one miss

Beaver High School senior Kirby Smith is the winner of First Security Bank’s Football Contest, published last week in the Herald-Democrat.

Smith had just one miss and won the contest via the tiebreaker, guessing that Beaver and Mooreland would combine for 31 first downs. The two had 30 in the Dusters’ 64-0 victory.

Others with one miss included: Brandon McLemore, Francisco Garcia, Kyler McDonald, Michelle Kimery, Glenn R. Miller, Brenda Evans, Clinton Haskell, Dace Jamison and Tammie Patzkowsky. There were 139 entries in the contest.

Each week, the winner of the contest receives $25 from First Security Bank. This year’s contest will run until all of the Beaver County schools are eliminated from the playoffs. Weekly winners’ names will be placed in a drawing for the grand prize of $250 from First Security Bank.

Deadline for entry is each Friday at 5 p.m. Entries can be dropped off at the Herald-Democrat, located at 108 Douglas, or they can be mailed to Box 490, Beaver, OK 73932.

Entries can also be FAXED to the office at 625-4269 or sent via e-mail to bvrnews@ptsi.net or to cowchip@ptsi.net.

Here’s a look at this week’s results:

Beaver 64, Mooreland 0.

Forgan 40, Buffalo 7.

Turpin 33, Seiling 10.

Balko 48, Tyrone 12.

Texhoma 31, Boise City 6.

Clinton 28, McGuinness 0.

Jenks 47, Owasso 7.

Eufaula 21, Vinita 6.

Millwood 17, Bethany 13.

Noble 35, Guthrie 14.

Oklahoma 34, Missouri 13.

Oklahoma St. 51, Texas Tech 49.

Here’s a look at the past winners:

Week 1 - Greggory McReynolds.

Week 2 - Kraig Ritterbush.

Week 3 - Nancy Lamle.

Week 4 - Conner Sutton.

Week 5 - Skee Hardin.

Week 6 - Cara McDonald.

Week 7 - Kirby Smith.

Unbeaten BHS must

be ready to play as

Hooker visits Friday

As Beaver prepares to host Hooker this Friday, coach Mike McVay has a few cautionary words for his team.

Be ready to play.

"They are a team that is similar to the Mooreland team we just played," McVay said. "They are coming off a big year last year - a second-round playoff game and graduated a lot of people. They haven’t found their stride yet this year. Teams like this scare me the most. They are going to do whatever they can to catch us off guard. You better be ready to play them."

Being ready to play hasn’t been much of a problem for the seventh ranked Dusters so far this season. BHS is 7-0 overall and 5-0 in District A-1 and are coming off one of the most lopsided wins in school history - a 64-0 pounding of Mooreland last Thursday night. . It has been at least 30 years since a Duster football team has sported such a record.

"We are pleased with it, the kids are excited and the town’s people are excited. And that is good," McVay said. "That all comes together and creates an exciting atmosphere to be in. Even though we are happy, we are not satisfied yet. We realize there are a lot of things that can still happen. We have to take care of business. We control our own destiny."

If the Dusters do defeat Hooker, it will set up a big showdown in Texhoma on Oct. 31. McVay, though, says his players will only focus on Hooker this week.

"We will certainly address it this week," McVay said. "I told them after Thursday’s game to reset their aim for the Hooker Bulldogs. There are a lot of things to prepare for, and that is certainly our mind set this week."

Hooker enters with a 1-6 overall mark and a 1-4 record in District A-1 play. The Bulldogs’ lone victory was a 35-26 triumph over Laverne. HHS has lost to Texhoma (63-15), Seiling (13-6), Boise City (29-7) and Canton (26-33).

McVay’s Dusters were picked to finish third in the A-1 race this season, but with wins the next three weeks can win a District title for the first time since 1983. The coach is somewhat surprised by his team’s success.

"I don’t know if surprised is a good word, but if someone would have told me that we would be undefeated going into the eighth game of the year I might have raised an eyebrow - especially with the people on our schedule," McVay said. "The way our kids have worked hard and prepared - I am not surprised at all. I think we have raised some eyebrows in the district and maybe in the state. Our job is to remain on course and take care of the things we are in control of and let everything else just happen."

Hanston, KS (7-0) at Forgan (6-1, 4-1)

7:30 p.m.

Forgan, still ranked third in Class C, had an open date scheduled this week until coach Billy Nichols scheduled a game with Hanston, Kansas, a team that has won back-to-back Class C titles in the state including 34 straight.

"They are the best eight man team in Kansas," Nichols said. "No one has played them into the third quarter yet this year. All their games have ended at halftime, and they are only giving up 10 yards a game."

Hanston is coached by Jerry Slaton, who coached Nichols at Tyrone High School many years ago. He is the son of Emery and Nadine Slaton of Beaver.

"They are going to come to our house and play us," Nichols said. "They need to get better for the playoffs and so do we. Hopefully, we will make each other better this Friday."

Laverne (0-7, 0-5) at Turpin (5-2, 3-2)

7:30 p.m.

Turpin will look for its second straight victory by hosting winless Laverne on Friday.

The Cardinals (5-2, 3-2) got back to their winning ways last week by pounding Seiling 33-10. Laverne, meanwhile, was a 41-13 loser to Okeene.

"Laverne is struggling right now, but they don’t look that far off," Turpin coach Jim Cummings said. "A play here and a play there would put them a lot closer to some people. They have some kids who can cause you some problems. Our biggest thing is to get ready to play again and have another good week of practice."

Turpin had lost to Beaver (19-14) and Texhoma (26-14) before the win Thursday at Seiling. Now, if the Cards win the rest of their games they will finish no worse than third in the district.

"At least now we control our own destiny as far as getting in and having a good chance to get third," Cummings said. "We also have a chance at an 8-win season, which we haven’t had in a while. We still have a lot to play for."

Shattuck (7-0, 4-0) at Balko (4-2, 3-1)

7:30 p.m.

The top-ranked Shattuck Indians will invade Beaver County for a District C-1 game against Balko.

The Bison have won three straight conference games - including a 49-12 rout of Tyrone last Thursday. Shattuck, meanwhile, pounded Goodwell 48-0.

"They are a good team," Bison coach Shane Cowan said. "We just want to play well and do things right and try to keep our focus up for the next week. We have a playoff spot, so we want to keep everyone healthy."

The Indians have rolled through C-1 competition this season with wins over Tyrone (42-8), Buffalo (34-0), Forgan (22-14) and Goodwell.

"They are what make good teams good," Cowan said. "Their backfield is experienced. They have strength and speed, and they are well coached. They are disciplined and do things right on every play."


Gospel quartet to be at Beaver Nazarene Church, November 2 at 11 a.m.

The Beaver Church of the Nazarene in Beaver will be hosting "FORGIVEN." They are a southern gospel quartet. They were named The Branson Gospel Music Association "Showdown 2002" Talent Award Winners. In the last two years they have held over 70 concerts across the states of Texas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. FORGIVEN recently announced the release of their newest recording entitled, LIVE RIGHT, DIE RIGHT, recorded in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mark Green, lead singer for the group said, "Our prayer has consistently been that those we minister to will have a clearer picture of the Lord in their mind and a stronger love for Him and a stronger love for Him in their heart after experiencing God’s ministry through FORGIVEN."

This event will be held November 2 at 11:00 a.m. There will be a free-will donation taken for FORGIVEN’s ministry. The church is located at 4th & Avenue E in Beaver. Consider bringing a friend to hear the Gospel through the ministry of FORGIVEN.

Our purpose is to glorify God and worship him.


Voter registration available for November 18 election

Friday, October 24, 2003 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the November 18, 2003, Special Election. The Special Election is being held for the Beaver County Hospital 1% Existing Sales Tax and the Town of Forgan/Tri-County Franchise Agreement, County Election Board Secretary, Vera Floyd, said today.

Floyd said that persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters. Persons who have never been registered to vote before or who are not currently registered in the county of their residence and persons who are registered but who need to change their registration information may apply to register or to change name, address or political affiliation by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma Voter Registration Application form in time for it to be postmarked no later than midnight Friday, October 24, 2003.

Floyd said that applications postmarked after that time still will be accepted and processed, but the applications will not be approved until after November 18, 2003. The County Election Board responds in writing to every person who submits an application for voter registration. The response is either a Voter Identification Card listing the new voter’s precinct number and polling place location or a letter that explains the reason or reasons the application for voter registration was not approved. Floyd said that any person who has submitted a voter registration application and who has not received a response within 30 days should contact the County Election Board office.

Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the County Election Board office located in the basement of the Beaver County Courthouse, at the Motor License Agents, at the public library and at the Post Offices.

Voters in Beaver County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the November 18 Beaver County Hospital 1% Sale Tax Election & Town of Forgan/Tri-County Franchise Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Vera Floyd said today. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Friday, November 17, 2003, Floyd urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early. Absentee ballot application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 111 West 2nd in the basement of the Courthouse.

"At least two mail transactions must be made," Floyd said. "The County Election Board must mail the ballots to the voter and the voter must return the vote ballots by mail." Ballots must be in the hands of the County Election Board by 7 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted.

Floyd said that any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he or she is eligible to vote. A voter must be registered and reside at an address within the geographical boundaries of a school district/ municipality to be eligible to vote in the school district’s/municipalitiy’s elections.

It is not necessary to give a reason - or excuse - for voting absentee. "While anyone can vote absentee without giving a reason, the law still provides several excuses and it is to the advantage of some voters to use one of them," Floyd said. By stating one of the following reasons on their applications, these voters can activate some special conditions that make it easier for them to use absentee ballots. The reasons are:

- Voters who are physically incapacitated and voters who care for physically incapacitated persons who cannot be left unattended may vote absentee. They may apply only by mail, by fax, or by telegraph.

- Voters who are confined to nursing homes in the county may vote absentee. An Absentee Voting Board actually goes to the nursing home a few days before the election, sets up a small polling place and allows these persons to vote under circumstances similar to those at a regular precinct-polling place. They may apply only by mail or by fax.

- Military personnel and residents of the county living overseas and the spouses and dependents of each group are eligible to vote absentee without being registered. These voters may apply only by mail or by fax. Military personnel should contact the Voting Service Officers in their units for application forms and additional information. Residents of Oklahoma living overseas can obtain the same materials from any United States military installation and from United States Embassies and Consulates.

Beaver Booster Club news

Beaver Booster Club met on Wednesday, October 15 at 5:15 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Beaver. Those present were Nancy McVay, Beth Mosburg, Mechille Pester, Barbara Kuykendall, and Arlene Brown.

Items on the agenda were the possibility of ordering "playoff shirts" for football playoffs. We will know more in a few weeks. We are also ordering long sleeve grey "Beaver Duster" shirts that will be in soon for sale. Also ordered were "Victory" or spirit beads. It was voted to sell these for $1.00 per strand.

In new business it was voted on to help sponsor a potluck supper and bonfire on the Thursday before the Texhoma game. More details will be provided as it gets closer.

The criteria for being the "Duster Fan of the Week" was discussed. It was decided that to become a duster fan of the week, one must be a member of the booster club, be extremely supportive of all sports and activities and show support to all kids. By unanimous vote Terri Wood was named "Fan of the Week." Congratulations to Terri!

We are still looking for members to join and become active in the support of our youth. If you haven’t paid your membership please contact one of the officers.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

Beaver Jr. High and Sr. High Schools will be hosting parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, October 23, 2003 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday, October 24, 2003 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The location of the conferences will be in the cafeteria for Jr. High teachers and the old gymnasium for High School teachers. REPORT CARDS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE PARENTS/GUARDIANS AT THIS TIME. Students will be dismissed from regular school attendance on Friday, October 25, 2003.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend the conferences at a time that is convenient for them, but due to the large number of students assigned to each teacher, appointments will not be possible. Parents should try to limit each teacher’s consultation to a maximum of three minutes. Your children’s teachers are looking forward to seeing you.

The Beaver Booster Club met on October 1 at the Methodist Church. In attendance were Deelyn Pool, Kellie Richerson, Beth Mosburg, Arlene Brown, Tammie Milburn, and Mechille Pester.

New business items were the purchase of new cheek cheers, possibility of ordering "spirit beads," and the letters were presented for mailing to all coaches for their requests for equipment, uniforms, etc., which the booster club helps purchase.

Committees are being formed to get all members involved. Those committees include: fund raising, membership, banquet and bash committees. The monies from the bash are used to purchase tickets for all athletes to attend the annual All Sports Banquet held in May of each school year.

Also new this year, the Booster Club will be sponsoring a "Duster Fan of the Week" throughout the school year.

Duster clothing items are on sale weekly at all home games and are available for viewing at both Beaver banks. If anyone is interested in purchasing shirts, jackets, hats, etc., call any of the officers and we will get you fixed up.

Also, we are working hard on building up our membership. Dues for year are $20.00 for a family and $15.00 for an individual also available from any officer.

Beaver’s Booster Club has been in existence for many years and its major goal is to support all sports and athletes in the Beaver School system. If you are interested in becoming a member or officer please come to the meetings held the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Beaver Methodist Church. We welcome new ideas and suggestions. Thank you for your support and "Let’s Go Dusters!"

August 2003
New school term to begin August 11 for Beaver students

Beaver Schools will begin the 2003-04 school year with teacher in-service on Tuesday, August 5 through Friday, August 8.

Classes for students will begin on Monday, August 11. This will be a full day with buses running and meals being served. The Class schedule is as follows: High school and junior high from 8:20 a.m. until 3:35 p.m.; elementary classes from 8:20 a.m. until 3:25 p.m.; primary classes from 8:20 a.m. until 3:20 p.m. and kindergarten and early childhood classes are in session 8 until 11 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. until 3:20 p.m.

Students with outstanding lunch and/or breakfast balances from previous years will not be allowed to go through the lunch line. Parents should plan to send sack lunches with students until arrangements have been made to clear these balances. Free and reduced lunch applications are available at enrollment and parents are encouraged to fill out these forms if they feel they would qualify. Junior high students are reminded that the lunch period is closed campus for them. All JH students will go to the cafeteria to eat lunch.

New assignments for this year include: Mr. Casey Jones taking the high school baseball program and Mr. Brian Stalder taking the cross country position. Mrs. Anne Chockley will teach science in the JH and also teacher elementary classes. Mrs. Kelli Cates will be taking elementary girls basketball and track and Mr. Read Cates will be doing elementary football. And Mrs. Shanna Weber will be the co-counselor with Mrs. Reta Love.

The school encourages patrons who are trying to reach the elementary/primary school by phone to call 625-3558 or 625-3559. These numbers should be used and it will help patrons reach the desired teacher/principal in a more efficient manner.

Summer maintenance personnel have been busy preparing the floors, rooms and getting things ready for the new term. New window screens have been placed in some high school and junior high rooms, and AC/heat units have been installed in selected rooms rotating out old units.

For the safety and security of our students and staff, all visitors and non-school personnel will have to enter the facilities only at main entrances and sign in and receive a visitor’s badge. "We hope the community will work with us on this as we continue to try and provide a safe environment for out students and staff," said Superintendent Scott Kinsey.

The 2003-04 calendars should be coming to patrons in the mail in the near future. Parents and students should note any new changes in the handbook rules. School officials also encourage parents to make sure their children are following the dress code and are appropriately dressed when coming to school as to avoid being sent home to change. Students and parents are reminded that book bags/carry bags are not allowed in grades 7-12.

"The teachers and administration and staff of Beaver Public Schools look forward to another successful year of working with and educating your children," Kinsey noted.

The Beaver Board of Education consists of: Chris Janko, president; Mechille Pester, vice president; Tammie Cline, clerk; Jamie Kee, member and Alan Clark, member.

July 2003

Dusters claim title in Guymon summer passing league

GUYMON - Even though the start of the 2003 football season is several weeks away, the Beaver Dusters are off to a good start.

A group of several Duster players recently competed in a "passing league" in Guymon. They came away with the top finish, beating the host Tigers in the finals last Tuesday night.

"We got together before summer started and asked them if they would be interested," BHS coach Mike McVay said. "We never had participated in one before, and I wanted a commitment out of the kids. They chose to participate, and we had nine kids basically who competed in the league. They went over and did they things they needed to do on both sides of the football. I was extremely pleased with the outcome."

Offensively, teams compete with a center, a quarterback and five receivers. Defending those five are all seven on the other team. The quarterback has four seconds to release the ball. Teams start on the 40 and can get a first down if they reach the 20 in four plays. From there, they have to get a touchdown or turn the ball over.

"I think it is good because our kids learn to react to the football," McVay said. "Offensively, they have to find the open spot. They have to alter their routes from time to time and the quarterback has to be able to read that too. We would have liked to have played more games but because of the weather we weren’t able to."

Beaver also defeated Southwestern Heights, Boise City and Texhoma in the tournament action. BHS finished last season with a 6-4 record and missed the Class A playoffs.

"It doesn’t mean much other than the fact that we had the core group out there," McVay said of the summer league. "We still have to put those linemen up front. It was nice to win and our kids competed hard - and that was good. As far as any indication of the upcoming season, I guess it shows we have good skill people. We still have to put 11 on the field and all be on the same page."

Coach McVay’s 8th annual football camp started Monday night and will run through Saturday. The Quarterback Club is sponsoring a barbecue dinner Friday evening.

 

June 26, 2003

"Fight the Bite": Help keep mosquito population down

West Nile made its official entrance into Oklahoma last year, and the Beaver County Health Department is already gearing up their prevention and control efforts for 2003.

"The mosquito population that transmits West Nile virus will soon be active in Oklahoma, we are encouraging people to begin now in conducting mosquito control efforts around their homes and businesses," said Janet Jones, Beaver County Health Dept. Administrator.

Nearly 3,000 dead birds were tested for the virus in 2002 at a cost of more than $100,000. Since last year’s surveillance has already confirmed the presence of West Nile virus from border to border in the state, health officials say that 2003 resources will be directed toward prevention and control of the disease rather than intensive surveillance.

"The statewide toll-free phone number to report dead birds will not be routinely utilized this year. Instead, we are asking the Beaver County residents to report dead bird sightings, only for dead crows, blue jays and raptors (hawks, owls or eagles) to the Beaver County Health Department," Jones said..

"The condition of the dead birds to be tested is also specific to only birds that are a fresh specimen," said Tammie Miller, Communicable Disease Nurse for Beaver County.

Local county officials will track these reports, but West Nile testing of dead birds will be limited to 18 counties that have an operational mosquito control program, such as a larvicide treatment program or spraying for adult mosquitoes. These counties include Beaver, Caddo, Carter, Cleveland, Comanche, Jackson, Kay, LeLore, McIntosh, Muskogee, Noble, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Ottawa, Sequoyah, Texas, Tulsa and Wagoner. Confirmatory testing of birds in these locals only will be used to guide mosquito control efforts in local communities.

Beaver County health department officials say the public should begin now to "fight the bite" and get in the habit of conducting activities that will prevent the growth of mosquito populations around their homes and businesses.

Mosquito control tips include the following:

•Prevent items such as buckets and tarps from holding standing water.

•If rainwater is collected, cover and seal containers when not collecting rain.

•Empty your outdoor pet’s water bowl and refill daily.

•Rinse, scrub and refill birdbaths weekly.

•Empty plastic wading pools weekly and store indoors when not in use.

•Properly maintain swimming pools.

•Store boats covered or upside down.

•For a water garden or ornamental body of water, use an environmentally safe product to kill the larvae or stock with fish that east mosquito larvae.

•Regularly clean fallen leaves and debris from roof gutters.

•Trim grass and weeds and dismantle brush to deprive mosquitoes of a habitat.

•Repair or replace broken or torn window screens.

Fogging or spraying your yard with insecticide is not recommended since beneficial insects may be killed, causing other harmful insects to multiply.

West Nile virus can infect humans, birds, mosquitoes, horses and some mammals. It is spread though the bite of an infected mosquito, usually the Culex mosquito. These mosquitoes pick up the virus when they feed on infected birds. The virus is then transmitted to animals and humans when bitten by the infected mosquito. Culex mosquitoes are the most active in Oklahoma from July through October.

As the Culex mosquito becomes more active, persons are advised to apply a DEET-based mosquito repellent to their exposed skin and clothing. DEET contains chemicals, which repel the mosquito, making the person unattractive for feeding.

Last year marked the largest epidemic of West Nile virus ever recorded in the United States with more than 4,000 human cases reported. Twenty-one human cases, with two deaths, were confirmed in Oklahoma though laboratory diagnosis. Those persons 50 years or age or older are at greatest risk from developing the severe health consequences of West Nile virus, such as encephalitis and meningitis. Most persons who become infected with West Nile virus, however, develop only a mild flu-like illness or will not have any symptoms.

For more information about West Nile virus, contact the Beaver County Health Department at 625-3693.

City renews its contract with DOC

The Town of Beaver renewed its contract with the Department of Corrections for another year at its regular June monthly meeting.

Mayor Mike Ford called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Board members present were: Ford, David Glascock and Chris Berry. Absent were Gina Downing and Bobby Mosburg. Others in attendance were City Manager Don Jenkins and City Clerk Barbara Chockley.

"The work center has been working out pretty well," Ford said. "We are getting some work out of the inmates. There has been more attention being paid to the volunteer supervisors. I would say the work center has been a good asset to Beaver so far."

The Board also voted to table any action to purchase new playground equipment at this time. Equipment from the Ave. C park will be refurbished and moved to the larger park on Ave. I. Downing will coordinate the project.

"We considered buying new equipment, but we are going to wait for new budget considerations," Ford said. "Meanwhile, we are moving equipment the older equipment to the Lee Hendricks Memorial Park."

In other business, the Board:

Heard from Joe Lansden who reported on the downtown beautification project he has been researching.

Discussed the regulation of the use of the ball field lights. The board believes it should be the responsibility of the recreation board.

Approved a request of REAP funds in the amount of $3,412.39 for attorney fees on the airport project.

Renewed the workman’s compensation insurance with OMAG in the amount of $7,852.87. This is the total due after the applied premium credit of $1,336.13.

Tabled the zoning requests of Jeremy Riggs and Alan Rupp until they can be present.

Went into executive session at 7:15 p.m. to discuss the hiring of a full-time police officer in Kile Tillery’s position until he returns. The Board returned to open session at 7:25 p.m.

Approved claims and purchase orders in the following amounts: $23,605 from the General Fund; $20,282.82 from the Cash Utility Fund; $2,412.61 from the Bus Transit Fund; $143.82 from the Airport Fund and $1,445.40 from the DOC Fund.

Public Works

In the Public Works portion of the meeting, the Board:

Approved claims and purchase orders in the amount of $32,458.64.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

Meeting held Monday

The Town Board met for a special meeting on Monday, June 23 to discuss the possible hiring of a temporary police officer.

The Board voted to hire Frank King as the interim police officer to replace Kile Tillery.

"Frank will be the acting police chief. He brings years of experience and law enforcement skills to our force," Ford said. "Frank is happy to be filling in while Kile is serving our country and is looking forward to living in Beaver and serving our town."

Ford added, "At budget time in August, we are going to look into the possibility of hiring a third officer."

June 12, 2003

 

Beaver Grade School Perfect Attendance

Fourth Nine Weeks

6th - Bradley Bechthold, Sara Bennett, Cody Brennon, Harrison Erdman, Kamee Gabel, Jerrod Howell, Kade Lamle, Krista Mounsey, and Matthew Treadwell

5th - Nathan Brennon, Jacob Bridwell, Jordan Estala, Destiny Fine, Kristy Noble, Daniel Reed, and Samantha Sharp

4th - Erin Becker, Samuel Becker, Eric Breon, McCayla Brown, Shaye Gregory, Shawn Hampsten, Tanner McFarland, Hayden Plain, Nicholas Pugh, Cody Sutton, and Savannah Tillman

3rd - Sadie Campbell, Cheyenne Edwards, Mackenzie Hardin, Tristan McQuitty, Slayde Meyer, Morgan Price, and Tyler Welch

2nd - Andy Bennett, Kalie Hoover, Morgan Martin, Wesley Millikan, and Heath Thomas

1st - Madison Cates, Nathaniel Davis, Kylie Edwards, Devin Hoover, Gunnar Lansden, Trae Pugh, Kyndal Sutton, Emory Tillman, Christian Wages, Amber Wilson, and Drake Zimmerman

Kindergarten - Callie Campbell, Michael Cano, Jacob Davis, Brittany Miles, Alyssa Mounsey, Benjamin Phelps, Dillon Sharp, and Burgundy Sorter

Pre-K - Oakley Cudd, Erin Herchock, Brianna Hoover, Allex Looper, Mollie Mounsey, Sierra Rice, and Trace Woods

Semester

6th - Cody Brennon, Harrison Erdman, Jerrod Howell, and Krista Mounsey

5th - Nathan Brennon, Jacob Bridwell, Kristy Noble, Daniel Reed, Destiny Fine, and Samantha Sharp

4th - Erin Becker, Eric Breon, McCayla Brown, Shawn Hampsten, Tanner McFarland, Hayden Plain, and Nicholas Pugh

3rd - Cheyenne Edwards and Slayde Meyer

2nd - Kalie Hoover and Wesley Millikan

1st - Madison Cates, Kylie Edwards, Trae Pugh, Kyndal Sutton, Emory Tillman, and Christian Wages

Kindergarten - Callie Campbell, Michael Cano, Jacob Davis, Brittany Miles, Alyssa Mounsey, and Dillon Sharp

Pre-K - Oakley Cudd, Erin Herchock, Mollie Mounsey, and Sierra Rice

Year

6th - Cody Brennon, Harrison Erdman, Jerrod Howell, and Krista Mounsey

5th - Nathan Brennon, Jacob Bridwell, Destiny Fine, and Samantha Sharp

4th - Eric Breon, Tanner McFarland, Hayden Plain, Nicholas Pugh, Cody Sutton, and Shawn Hampsten

3rd - Slayde Meyer

2nd - Kalie Hoover

1st - Trae Pugh

Kindergarten - Michael Cano and Brittany Miles

Pre-K - Oakley Cudd

 

Beaver Elementary, Jr. High and High School Honor Rolls 2002-2003

Fourth Nine Weeks

Superintendent’s

12th - Callie Chockley, Karlista Greenfield, and Chelsey Meier

11th - Kassie Howard and Marti Jones

10th - Bobby Arnold, Sara Kinney, Paige McVay, and Stefani Overton

9th - Kristin Carpenter, Tova Durfey, and Willy Lopez

8th - Janeth Carreon, Morgan Downing, Kara James, Josh Malone, Lacey Penland, and Tye Richerson

7th - Rachael Breon, Ellie Bridwell, and Nathan Jones

6th - Emily Chockley, Marina Dobbs, Kyler McDonald, and Tanner Yeomans

5th - Jordan Estala, Diana Frederick, Samantha Sharp

4th - Eric Breon, Erin Becker, Ben Engelman, Jodi Kennedy, Anna McDonald, Cole Trippet, Samuel Becker, Jeremiah Campbell, Shaye Gregory, Tanner McFarland, Cody Sutton, and Blake Williams

Principal’s

12th - Heather Cassingham, Cody Gregory, Britt Hilton, Mara Kee, Jamie Leatherman, Christina Mahaffey, Stephanie McCarty, Devry McDonald, Summer McVay, Calleb Mosburg, Kambra Reddick, and Torie Richerson

11th - J.P. Harness, Katey Luethy, Candice Rose, Houston Sauer, Kirby Smith, and Sabra Stone

10th - Brent Bechthold, Misty Burghardt, Katy Clark, Edgar Enriquez, Kelli Finley, Jennifer Glascock, Chad Greenfield, Kristi James, Trey Jamison, Rosalba Martinez, Adam Mosburg, Meagan Richardson, Drew Russell, and Sarah Wailes

9th - Kyle Barby, Annie Gomez, Kody Martinez, Wade Payne, Brandon Renshaw, Chuck Salisbury, Blake Trippet, and Donald Venable

8th - Cody Campbell, Ashleigh Carpenter, Skee Hardin, Kaylee Kennedy, Drew Long, Sarah Tibbetts, J.J. Treadwell, Chase Trippet, and Jacob Winchester

7th - Janene Estala, Amanda Frederick, Brie Jones, Janel Lamar, Irene Lopez, Myriah McVay, Jay Rose, and J.T. Yeomans

6th - Kamee Gabel, Kael McFarland, Krista Mounsey, Chris Penland, and Haley Pierson

5th - Brandi Yeomans, Jacob Bridwell, Sarah Cassingham, Aaron Hall, Kira Jacobson, Desiree Wailes, Randa Depew

4th - Cody Miner, and Savannah Tillman

Second Semester

Superintendent’s

12th - Callie Chockley, Karlista Greenfield, Mara Kee, and Chelsey Meier

11th - Marti Jones

10th - Jennifer Glascock, Sara Kinney, Paige McVay, and Stefani Overton

9th - Kristin Carpenter, Tova Durfey, Annie Gomez, and Willy Lopez

8th - Morgan Downing, Kara James, Josh Malone, and Lacey Penland

7th - Rachel Breon, Ellie Bridwell, Brie Jones, Nathan Jones, and Irene Lopez

6th - Emily Chockley, Marina Dobbs, Kyler McDonald, Tanner Yeomans, Kamee Gabel, and Erin Tillery

5th - Jordan Estala and Samantha Sharp

4th - Eric Breon, Ben Engelman, Jodi Kennedy, Anna McDonald, Cole Trippet, Samuel Becker, Jeremiah Campbell, Shaye Gregory, Cody Sutton, and Blake Williams

Principal’s

12th - Heather Cassingham, Cody Gregory, Britt Hilton, Jamie Leatherman, Jason Lee, Christina Mahaffey, Stephanie McCarty, Devry McDonald, Summer McVay, Calleb Mosburg, Will Payne, Kambra Reddick, and Torie Richerson

11th - Taryn Evans, Ty Ford, J.P. Harness, Kassie Howard, Katey Luethy, Candice Rose, Houston Sauer, Kirby Smith, and Sabra Stone

10th - Bobby Arnold, Brent Bechthold, Misty Burghardt, Katy Clark, Blake Davis, Edgar Enriquez, Kelli Finley, Chad Greenfield, Kristi James, Trey Jamison, Rosalba Martinez, Adam Mosburg, Zack Rankin, Meagan Richardson, Drew Russell, and Sarah Wailes

9th - Kyle Barby, Kody Martinez, Wade Payne, Brandon Renshaw, Chuck Salisbury, Blake Trippet, and Donald Venable

8th - Cody Campbell, Ashleigh Carpenter, Janeth Carreon, Jordan Erdman, Skee Hardin, Kaylee Kennedy, Drew Long, Tye Richerson, Sarah Tibbetts, J.J. Treadwell, Chase Trippet, Casey Wailes, and Jacob Winchester

7th - Janene Estala, Amanda Frederick, Janel Lamar, Myriah McVay, Jay Rose, and J.T. Yeomans

6th - Kael McFarland, Krista Mounsey, Chris Penland, and Haley Pierson

5th - Diana Frederick, Jacob Bridwell, Sarah Cassingham, Aaron Hall, Kira Jacobson, Desiree Wailes, and Randa Depew

4th - Erin Becker, Cody Miner, Savannah Tillman, Tanner McFarland, Catie Rife, and Rachael Mosburg

Ashley Harrison receives honors

 

The United States Achievement Academy announced that Ashley Harrison of Beaver has been named an All-American Collegiate Scholar.

The USAA has established the All-American Collegiate Award Program to offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines. The All-American Collegiate Scholars must earn a 3.3, or higher, grade point average. Only scholars selected by a school official or other qualified sponsor are accepted. These scholars are also eligible for other awards given by the USAA. These are awards few students can ever hope to attain.

Ashley Harrison, who attends Southwestern Oklahoma State University, was nominated for this award by Dr. Pauline Woods. Ashley will appear in the All-American Collegiate Yearbook, which is published nationally.

"Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in America’s history. Certainly, winners of the All-American Collegiate Awards should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement," said Dr. George Stevens, Executive Director of the United States Achievement Academy.

Ashley is the daughter of J.D. and Marsha Harrison of Beaver and the granddaughter of Pearl Harrison of Woodward.

Study Shows Economic Impact

Medical facilities have a tremendous medical and economic impact on the community in which they are located. This is especially true with health care facilities, such as hospitals and nursing homes. These facilities not only employ a number of people and have a large payroll, but they also draw into the community a large number of people from rural areas that need medical services. The Oklahoma Department of Rural Health and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service prepared a study based on the 2000 census to measure the economic impact of the health sector on the economy of Beaver County.

The health sector in Beaver County medical service area employs 124 full-time employees and has an annual estimated payroll of $3,260,486. The health sector includes the hospital authority, doctors, dentists, medical professionals, and other health services. The health sector is vitally important as a community employer and important to the community’s economy. The health sector definitely employs a large number of residents. The health sector and the employees in the health sector purchase a large amount of goods and services from businesses in Beaver County. Direct and secondary retail sales generated by the health sector and its employees is estimated to equal $1,466,343. The bottom line is that the health sector not only contributes greatly to the medical health of the community, but also the economic health of the community.

The economic impact of the health sector upon the economy of Beaver County is tremendous. The health sector employs a large number of residents, similar to a large industrial firm. The secondary impact occurring in the community is extremely large and measures the total impact of the health sector. If the health sector increases or decreases in size, the medical health of the community, as well as the economic health of the community are greatly effected. For the attraction of industrial firms, businesses, and retirees, it is crucial that the area have a quality health sector. Often overlooked is the fact that a prosperous health sector also contributes to the economic health of the community.

A "Healthy Community" is our shared vision for Beaver County for the 21st century. Achieving this vision will require local partners working together. We invite you to become involved. The next meeting of the Beaver County Health Awareness Partnership is June 17, at 12 p.m. A free lunch is provided. RSVP EMT building.

 

June 6, 2003

Firemen seeking July 4th donations

The Beaver Fire Department is now accepting donations for its Fourth of July fireworks show, according to chief James Pratt.

Anyone wishing to give to the annual show may contact Pratt at 625-3494 (home), 806-339-4739 (cellular) or 625-4402 (work).

Firemen plan to have the show on Friday, July 4.

Pratt also noted that the firemen will open their fireworks booth later this month at the Beaver County Fairgrounds.

Beaver Beyond 2000 launches

membership drive for 2003/04

Already into its fourth year of existence, Beaver Beyond 2000 is announcing its membership drive for 2003.

"Beaver Beyond 2000 has made an impact on our community since forming three years ago," said President Gregg Weber. "We have helped beautify the town, provided entertainment and focused on economic development. We would greatly appreciate your support by purchasing a membership to our organization."

Membership dues for 2003 are $25 for individuals and $100 for businesses. Those can be mailed to: Beaver Beyond 2000, P.O. Box 626, Beaver, OK 73932.

The group meets every Thursday at 7 a.m. in the City Hall Annex Room. Everyone is certainly welcome to attend, Weber noted.

Some of the group’s current projects include:

*Complete construction of an 8-site campground at the Beaver Dunes State Park. The campground includes full service hookups with ORV access to the riding area.

*Submitted an application to the Oklahoma Parks and Recreation Department for a walking trail, located west of the baseball complex. The project was denied.

*The construction of a comfort station just north of the new campground at the park. The comfort station will feature restroom and shower facilities. Senator Owen Laughlin appropriated $100,000 for this project.

*Construct a floating fishing dock at the state park lake. This dock will make fishing easier at the lake.

*Complete construction of turning lanes into both park entrances. This makes it safer for park patrons entering the park.

*Organize the July 4th Picnic in the Park. This is an annual event at the state park with a free will donation hamburger feed - and games for children to enjoy.

*Organize the second annual Beaver Dunes Fall Classic, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20. This is an annual ATV and motorcycle race held at the park. Last year, it attracted hundreds of riding enthusiasts and spectators.

These projects have been possible through the group’s efforts on many fronts - including annual trips to Oklahoma City on Panhandle Day. The group also appreciates the cooperative effort of Beaver Dunes Park Manager Bryan Elwood and the Pioneer Park Association.

Officers in the group include: Weber, president; Dennis Zimmerman, vice-president and Brent Lansden, public relations. Other regular attendees include: Mike Ford, Mike Blackard, Rick Nelson, Kirk Fisher, Don Jenkins, Bryan Elwood, Brent Meyers and Bill Greenfield.

Here’s a list of the current members:

Individual Donors: Bryan Elwood, Charles Weber, Karen Weber, Mike Ford, Rick Nelson, Mike Blackard, Don Jenkins, Gregg Weber, Dennis Zimmerman, Brent Meyers, Brent Lansden, Bud McAlister, Cheley McAlister and Craig Downing.

Business Donors: Darlene Lansden Appraisals, Brent’s Pics, David Brown Appraisal, Bank of Beaver City, M&M Consultants, Downing’s Market and Beaver Lumber.

 

Beaver students receive scholarships

The 2003 graduating class of Beaver High School was awarded thousands of dollars in college and local scholarships during the annual Class Night ceremonies held on Friday, May 16.

Following is a breakdown of the awards and scholarships, both local and college, as provided by Mrs. Reta Love, BHS Counselor.

Awards

The United States Marine Corp presented three awards:

The Semper Fidelis Award for Excellence in Music was awarded to Callie Chockley; the Distinguished Athlete Award was given to Summer McVay, and the Scholastic Excellence Award was given to Chelsey Meier.

The United States Army Reserve presented two Scholar/Athlete Awards to Mara Kee and Britt Helton..

BHS graduate Katie McFarland was present to present the Youth Leadership Oklahoma flag to Chelsey Meier. The flag will remain at BHS.

College Scholarships

Two students were offered scholarships at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. Cody Gregory was given the University Scholars Award, which is tuition and fees up to 16 credit hours for three semesters and then for 16 credit hours of tuition per semester. The current value is about $8,500. Cody will also receive a Full Room Waiver Scholarship worth $1,200.

Heather Cassingham was given the Resident Hall Scholarship which is a renewable $400 per year award.

Seward County Community College in Liberal offered three graduates scholarships. They include:

Eric White, a $1,000 Academic Excellence Award; Jamie Leatherman, presidential tuition and books worth $2,036 and Devry McDonald, women’s basketball tuition and books worth $1,936 plus an academic athlete award worth $1,000 and renewable for two years.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva offered six BHS graduates scholarships. They include:

Ashley Pester will receive the Freshman Inventive worth $300 and a choir scholarship of $400 per year.

Jamie Leatherman has the Freshman Incentive worth $300 and the Ranger Preview, also worth $300.

Jonathan Hampton has the Freshman Incentive worth $300.

Cody Gregory was offered the Regional Baccalaureate Scholarship which covers tution, fees, room, board and books worth $5,800.

Karlista Greenfield was given the Freshman Academic Scholarship worth $700; the Ranger Preview worth $300 and two partcipation scholarships: band for $900 and choir for $400.

Callie Chockley was given the Regional Baccalaureate Scholarship which covers tuition, fees, room, board and books worth $5,800. She will also be in the President’s Honors Program for $500, and she attended the Ranger Preview and received $300.

Redlands Community College in El Reno has awarded a $500 Tuition Waiver Scholarship based on academic performance to Samantha Hall.

Oklahoma State University has awarded two students scholarships:

Torie Richerson accepted the Freshman Award for Excellence for $1,124, renewable for four years.

Mara Kee accepted the Valedictorian Scholarship for $1,250, renewable for four years.

The University of Central Oklahoma has awarded scholarships to three students:

Kambra Reddick is receiving a Freshman Merit Scholarship for one year in the amount of $800.

Karlista Greenfield is receiving a Freshman Merit Scholarship for one year in the amount of $1,000.

Summer McVay is receiving two scholarships - a Freshman Achievement Scholarship for four years for $800 and a UCO Alumni Association Legacy Scholar Scholarships for $1,000. Summer is one of three individuals selected for this award. She was selected based on her outstanding participation and volunteerism in high school activities, for honors and awards achieved and for the essay she had to write.

The University of Oklahoma presented Cody Gregory its Award of Excellence worth $2,000.

Texas Tech University awarded Chelsey Meier with an Honors Endowed Award for $2,500 per year.

Southern Nazarene University has signed Calleb Mosburg to play football and is awarding him a $3,000 scholarship to do so.

Southwest Kansas Technical School awarded Magadalene Castillo and David Chavez the $100 Counselor’s Award.

Pratt Community College has offered Caleb Nelson an Agriculture Scholarship and a Rodeo Team Scholarship, which will cover books and tuition and is worth about $1,600 per year.

Platte Valley Bible College in Scottsbluff, Nebraska awarded a one-half tuition scholarsip to Shawn Strong.

Clarendon College offered Casey Finley several scholarships: She has the General Academic Scholarship for $350; the June Palmer Memorial Scholarship for $200; the Ex-Students of Julia Dean Endowed Scholarship for $200 and a Livestock Judging Team Scholarship for $200.

Local Scholarships

The Merle and Hazel Exline Scholarship from OPSU goes to Stephanie McCarty for $1,000 a year for four years.

The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activity Association along with State Farm Insurance is presenting a $500 scholarship based on participation in athletics, school activities, oustanding grade point averages and excellent ACT scores to Callie Chockley.

Mike McDonald, a trustee for Panhandle Telephone, presented the PTCI $1,000 scholarship to Jamie Leatherman.

Johnny Watson, one of the trustees for the Glen Carrier Scholarship, presented six scholarships to Beaver seniors. The winners of the $2,000 awards were: Casey Finley, Jamie Leatherman, Jason Lee, Summer McVay, Christina Mahaffey and Calleb Mosburg.

The Bank of Beaver City recognized two students from each county school during the past year. Each "Student of the Month" received a $250 scholarship. Beaver’s winners were Summer McVay and Mara Kee. The presentation was made by bank president Gregg Weber.

Brent Meyers, president of the Beaver Rotary Club, presented their scholarships to Karlista Greenfield and Cody Gregory, both in the amount of $500.

Mrs. Barbara Glascock, assistant vice-president of First Security Bank, presented their scholarships, which have been given since 1984. The $500 scholarship was given to Heather Cassingham.

Glascock, treasurer of the Beaver Education Support Team, presented their scholarship. This $300 scholarship is given by B.E.S.T. to the student who ranks number three in the class. Chelsey Meier received the award.

The Arlyn Harris Scholarship is given by Mr. Harris, a longtime member of the Beaver School Board, to the number two senior in the class. This year the $600 scholarship went to Callie Chockley.

Todd Trippet presented the Trippet Brothers Scholarship. The award comes from the trust fund established by the late Mary Trippet in honor of the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Trippet: Philip, Todd, Brett and Ty. It is designated to go to the top academic student in the class. The $600 scholarship was given to Mara Kee.

Jamie Kee presented the James Dean Gregg Memorial Scholarship. This $500 award is given to a student who is strong academically as well as actively involved in vocal music and athletics. This year the award was given to Mara Kee.

The Lewis-Marshall Scholarship is given by the parents of Mrs. Charlene Marshall to show their appreciation for the education received in the Beaver system by their grandchildren. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Heather Cassingham.

The Beaver Alumni Association awarded four $300 scholarships to students whose parents are graduates of BHS. Recipients were: Cody Gregory, Heather Cassingham, Britt Hilton and Will Payne.

Dr. Tim Becker presented the second annual Jameson Timothy Becker Memorial Scholarship. The $500 award was presented to Heather Cassingham.

Mrs. Jan Payne presented the Lloyd Barby Memorial Scholarship. Lloyd Barby was a lifetime resident of Beaver County, and he was the third generation of Barbys raised on the ranch east of Beaver. He died in 1995. The $1,500 award was given to Will Payne.

The children of Hester Hilton, Roger, Mary and Jim, gave the Hester Hilton Memorial Schoarship in the amount of $500 to Britt Hilton.

The scholarship in the memory of Eddie and Helen Brown by Mr. and Mrs. Don Brown and Don’s children’s families: David Brown, Devin Brown, Susan Trippet and Sara Kirtley. This $1,000 scholarship goes to an active member of the Beaver FFA. The winner was Casey Finley.

Kim Rist presented the Ron Rist Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $250 to Kambra Reddick. Ron was an educator and administrator in the Beaver system for 18 years before he suddenly died in May of 1995.

The Beaver Music Club gave its $100 scholarship to Stephanie McCarty.

Nancy Breon, representing Beaver’s Chapter GA of PEO, a women’s philanthropic and educational organization, presented the PEO Scholarship in the amount of $500 to Cassie Pugh.

Peggy Campbell of the Class of 1973 presented two Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $400 each to Samantha Hall and Cassie Pugh. This scholarship is donated in memory of the BHS graduates of 1973 who have died. They were Rick Byrum, Jamie Lane, Chris Abbott and James Ferguson.

The Beaver Schools Faculty and Staff Scholarship is made possible by those on the faculty and staff who wish to donate the money and select the winners. Three scholarships, in the amount of $200 each, were given to Heather Cassingham, Jason Lee and Summer McVay.

The Maure Robertson Solari scholarship was set up in 1998 by Joseph Solari in honor of his wife, who was born in Beaver in 1916 and graduated in 1932. She always appreciated the education she received at Beaver, and she wished to bequeath some money to the school. A $400 scholarship was given to Chelsey Meier.

The Ruby Burke Scholarship was established by Mrs. Burke, a former Beaver County teacher, and it was the first educational scholarship. She requested that first consideration be given to an education major for her $300 scholarship. Jonathan Hampton was this year’s recipient.

Ruby Burke’s daughter, Theda Burke Badmaieff, established a scholarship of her own to go to a business major. This award in the amount of $300 was given to Britt Hilton.

Agnes Cassity, a retired Beaver County teacher, who died in 1998, has given scholarships to Beaver students since 1985. The recipient’s of this year’s awards, valued at $400, were Torie Richerson and Samantha Hall.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Sprague awarded a $600 scholarship in memory of their son, Stanley, a BHS student who was killed in an automobile accident in 1981, the summer before his senior year. The recipient of this year’s Stanley Sprague Scholarship was Cody Gregory.

Judge F. Hiner Dale left an investment with the Beaver School System to be used for a scholarship. This $300 award goes to Karlista Greenfield.

The Alma Roberts Memorial Scholarship is made possible by Mrs. Tommy Delventhal in memory of her aunt who came to Beaver in a covered wagon and graduated in 1929. The $100 award was given to Jason Lee.

At College/Career Day in October, one Beaver High School student and one Beaver County student won scholarships. David Chavez was the Beaver winner of the $240 award. Money for these scholarships is provided by Colvin-Mills, the Bank of Beaver City and First Security Bank.

Mara Kee was awarded the John and May Little Scholarship of $460 by the Beaver United Methodist Church.

Mara Kee and Torie Richerson were recognized at the All-Sports Banquet for being named Academic All-Staters by the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association. They were honored at the girls All-State game on May 31.

The two $500 Booster Club Scholarships were presented at the All-Sports Banquet on May 12. Recipients were Summer McVay and Calleb Mosburg.

Also presented at the Booster Club Banquet was the Fighting Heart Scholarship. This $100 award was presented to Evan Cramer, the football coaches’ selection for the Fighting Heart Award in honor of Mike Wilson, a Beaver graduate killed in Vietnam.

The VFW and Auxiliary gave their $600 scholarship to Jason Lee.

 

Beaver Jr. High and High School Honor Rolls 2002-2003

Fourth Nine Weeks

Superintendent’s

12th - Callie Chockley, Karlista Greenfield, and Chelsey Meier

11th - Kassie Howard and Marti Jones

10th - Bobby Arnold, Sara Kinney, Paige McVay, and Stefani Overton

9th - Kristin Carpenter, Tova Durfey, and Willy Lopez

8th - Janeth Carreon, Morgan Downing, Kara James, Josh Malone, Lacey Penland, and Tye Richerson

7th - Rachael Breon, Ellie Bridwell, and Nathan Jones

Principal’s

12th - Heather Cassingham, Cody Gregory, Britt Hilton, Mara Kee, Jamie Leatherman, Christina Mahaffey, Stephanie McCarty, Devry McDonald, Summer McVay, Calleb Mosburg, Kambra Reddick, and Torie Richerson

11th - J.P. Harness, Katey Luethy, Candice Rose, Houston Sauer, Kirby Smith, and Sabra Stone

10th - Brent Bechthold, Misty Burghardt, Katy Clark, Edgar Enriquez, Kelli Finley, Jennifer Glascock, Chad Greenfield, Kristi James, Trey Jamison, Rosalba Martinez, Adam Mosburg, Meagan Richardson, Drew Russell, and Sarah Wailes

9th - Kyle Barby, Annie Gomez, Kody Martinez, Wade Payne, Brandon Renshaw, Chuck Salisbury, Blake Trippet, and Donald Venable

8th - Cody Campbell, Ashleigh Carpenter, Skee Hardin, Kaylee Kennedy, Drew Long, Sarah Tibbetts, J.J. Treadwell, Chase Trippet, and Jacob Winchester

7th - Janene Estala, Amanda Frederick, Brie Jones, Janel Lamar, Irene Lopez, Myriah McVay, Jay Rose, and J.T. Yeomans

 

 

Second Semester

Superintendent’s

12th - Callie Chockley, Karlista Greenfield, Mara Kee, and Chelsey Meier

11th - Marti Jones

10th - Jennifer Glascock, Sara Kinney, Paige McVay, and Stefani Overton

9th - Kristin Carpenter, Tova Durfey, Annie Gomez, and Willy Lopez

8th - Morgan Downing, Kara James, Josh Malone, and Lacey Penland

7th - Rachel Breon, Ellie Bridwell, Brie Jones, Nathan Jones, and Irene Lopez

Principal’s

12th - Heather Cassingham, Cody Gregory, Britt Hilton, Jamie Leatherman, Jason Lee, Christina Mahaffey, Stephanie McCarty, Devry McDonald, Summer McVay, Calleb Mosburg, Will Payne, Kambra Reddick, and Torie Richerson

11th - Taryn Evans, Ty Ford, J.P. Harness, Kassie Howard, Katey Luethy, Candice Rose, Houston Sauer, Kirby Smith, and Sabra Stone

10th - Bobby Arnold, Brent Bechthold, Misty Burghardt, Katy Clark, Blake Davis, Edgar Enriquez, Kelli Finley, Chad Greenfield, Kristi James, Trey Jamison, Rosalba Martinez, Adam Mosburg, Zack Rankin, Meagan Richardson, Drew Russell, and Sarah Wailes

9th - Kyle Barby, Kody Martinez, Wade Payne, Brandon Renshaw, Chuck Salisbury, Blake Trippet, and Donald Venable

8th - Cody Campbell, Ashleigh Carpenter, Janeth Carreon, Jordan Erdman, Skee Hardin, Kaylee Kennedy, Drew Long, Tye Richerson, Sarah Tibbetts, J.J. Treadwell, Chase Trippet, Casey Wailes, and Jacob Winchester

7th - Janene Estala, Amanda Frederick, Janel Lamar, Myriah McVay, Jay Rose, and J.T. Yeomans

 

 

May 1, 2003

Gregg honored

Caley Gregg of Beaver, a member of the nationally ranked Oklahoma Christian University women’s basketball team has been named a NAIA Scholar Athlete for 2003. This is the second year in a row for Caley to be recognized as a Scholar Athlete.

Selection for the NAIA Scholar Athlete Award is based on at least junior standing, a minimum of 3.5 grade point average and athletic achievement.

"Caley has been an outstanding member of our basketball team," coach Stephanie Findley said. "An award of this type means she has made outstanding achievements in her major field of study as well."

Gregg, a business major with a 3.62 grade point average, also is a two-time honoree on the Sooner Athletic Conference All-Academic team. She was on the Oklahoma Christian Honor Roll in 2001-02.

A two-year letter winner after transferring from Seward County Community College (Kan.), Gregg scored 478 points and had 299 career rebounds. Statistically she has a field goal percentage of .504 and a .7512 free throw percentage.

Caley is the daughter of Marilyn Meyers and the late James Gregg of Beaver.

 

Booster club news

Beaver Booster Club met on April 23, 2003, to discuss the upcoming All Sports Banquet and concession stand for track meets. The school board graciously granted the club the opportunity for fund raising at the concession stand for the April 28 and 29 Conference track meets and members were asked to help man the concession stand.

The club will meet again on April 30, 2003, to vote on Scholarships for 2003 and for election of officers. Scholarships in the amount of $500.00 per year will be awarded two Beaver High School Seniors at the Annual All Sports Banquet. The Booster Club will vote for the recipients of these awards on April 30, 2003, so it is necessary for members to make note of this date and plan to attend the meeting. The election of officers for the 2003-2004 will also take place on this date. The club needs several officers to fill vacancies.

All Booster Club members are encouraged to attend these meetings. If you want to see the Booster Club continue to support Beaver High School athletic programs it is vital that more members of the club become involved in the activities of fund raising.

 

Booster Club tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the Beaver Booster Club Annual All Sports Banquet. Contact Arlene Brown, Beth Mosburg, Mechille Pester, Deelyn Pool, Linda Kinsey or J.D. Harrison.

Athletes and coaches are free but everyone else must have a ticket to enter, so get yours today. Deadline for purchasing tickets is May 9th.

Banquet will be held Monday, May 12, at the Beaver County Fairgrounds. Ticket price is $10.00 per person.

All athletes are encouraged to attend this event as the Booster Club and coaches honor the athletes of Beaver High School.

 

April 3, 2003

91 Beaver students honored
Monday at 14th banquet

Ninety-one Beaver students were honored Monday night during the Beaver Education Support Team’s (B.E.S.T.) 14th annual Scholars’ Banquet at the Beaver County Fairgrounds.

Jamie Kee of the Beaver Board of Education opened the meeting with the welcome address. His daughter, senior Mara Kee, delivered the invocation.

After the dinner, Glenn Hardin, president of the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, gave a congratulatory speech.

Mrs. Natalie (Melton) Butler was the keynote speaker. She was introduced by Mrs. Kerry Hamilton. Awards were presented by Kee and BHS Principal Mike McVay. Special presentations were given by Mrs. Sheryl Melton and Mrs. Barbara Glascock.

Closing remarks were delivered by Superintendent Scott Kinsey.

Those students honored included:

Honor (4.0)

Callie Chockley (12); Mara Kee (12); Marti Jones (11); Jennifer Glascock (10); Sara Kinney (10); Paige McVay (10); Drew Russell (10); Kristin Carpenter (9); Tova Durfey (9); Anny Gomez (9); Willy Lopez (9); Josh Malone (8); Rachel Breon (7); Ellie Bridwell (7); Brie Jones (7); Nathan Jones (7); Irene Lopez (7).

Scholarship (3.75-3.99)

Sarah Brommer (12); Karlista Greenfield (12); Cody Gregory (12); Summer McVay (12); Chelsey Meier (12); Torie Richerson (12); J.P. Harness (11); Kassie Howard (11); Bobby Arnold (10); Kelli Finley (10); Meagan Richardson (10); Janeth Carreon (8); Kara James (8); Lacey Penland (8); Amanda Frederick (7); Janene Estala (7).

Achievement (3.74-3.50)

Heather Cassingham (12); Britt Hilton (12); Jason Lee (12); Devry McDonald (12); Will Payne (12); Kambra Reddick (12); Eric White (12); Taryn Evans (11); Houston Sauer (11); Sabra Stone (11); Brent Bechthold (10); Katy Clark (10); Chad Greenfield (10); Kristi James (10); Trey Jamison (10); Rosalba Martinez (10); Stefani Overton (10); Kyra Littlefield (9); Wade Payne (9); Brandon Renshaw (9); Blake Trippet (9); Donald Venable (9); Morgan Downing (8); Drew Long (8); Jay Rose (7).

Merit (3.49-3.25)

Casey Finley (12); Samantha Hall (12); Christina Mahaffey (12); Stephanie McCarty (12); Calleb Mosburg (12); Cassie Osborne (12); Dillon Cramer (11); Katey Luethy (11); Candice Rose (11); Alyssa Wilson (11); Misty Burghardt (10); Adam Mosburg (10); Zack Rankin (10); Sara Wailes (10); Kyle Barby (9); Candice Covel (9); Heath Pugh (9); Chuck Salisbury (9); Cody Jo Campbell (8); Ashleigh Carpenter (8); Sam Engelman (8); Skee Hardin (8); Dillon Hilton (8); Kaylee Kennedy (8); Tye Richerson (8); Sarah Tibbetts (8); J.J. Treadwell (8); Chase Trippet (8); Jacob Winchester (8); Arehli Acevedo (7); Myriah McVay (7); J.T. Yeomans (7).

"God Bless Our Troops" theme of rally

A wife, a mother and a father of military servicemen and women were among those who spoke last Thursday at a "Support Our Troops" rally in front of City Hall in Beaver.

The event, organized by Beaver City Manager Don Jenkins, drew around 200 citizens, despite cold temperatures.

The Beaver High School band opened the event with the National Anthem, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance given by Mr. Carl Owens, a WW II veteran. Jenkins, a Korean War veteran, gave the welcome and was followed by a host of commentators.

Those included: Kirk Fisher, who served in Vietnam; Roger Hester, who also served in Vietnam; Mike Pugh, who served in Desert Storm and Marti Chockley, who also served in Desert Storm.

Lori Tillery, wife of Kyle Tillery, a member of the National Guard recently called to serve, spoke to the crowd and thanked everyone for their support. Cathy Cassingham, who has two sons serving, also addressed the gathering.

One of the more moving speeches came from Cletus Carter, who read the following e-mail from his daughter, Tisha, who is a Combat Correspondent for the Marines. She is located now on the border of Kuwait and Iraq.

"I just want to say, please pray for all our service members here. Especially the POW’s. Even though I can’t tell you much, I know now more than ever, they need our prayers.

Spirits are high and service members are motivated. I am working in a joint service environment and it is amazing how we have come together and am witnessing the uniqueness of all the armed forces coming together like pieces of a puzzle.

Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines along side British Marines and Royal Air Force - determined to help free the Iraqi people. Americans should be proud of what the progress your military is making here. Especially, if you could see the faces of the Iraqi children, thrilled just to be able to finally get a jug of clean water to drink.

Some comrades have made the ultimate sacrifice, but in doing so, have helped to change the course of history for a free Iraq.

Any chance you get, please get involved in troop support. More than anything else, just reading the words of a letter from someone, even though you may not even know who they are, means so much. It is an important way to keep us motivated and determined in an otherwise unpleasant environment."

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you have correspondence from anyone in your family who is serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and would like to share it with us, please send those to: bvrnews@ptsi.net or drop it off at our office at 108 Douglas in Beaver. You can also call us at 580-625-3241.

Local church to host speaker

The Rev. Jan Dus will present a program on Life in the Czech Republic this Sunday (April 6) at the First Presbyterian Curch, 3rd and Ave. E, in Beaver.

Rev. Dus, along with his family, has been in the USA since last summer serving as associate pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Ponca City. They will return to their home in July.

Rev. Dus has been traveling throughout Oklahoma presenting his program and leading worship services throughout the state during his sabbatical.

He and his family were in Beaver in November to participate in worship services at the Presbyterian Church. His children enjoyed the Big Beaver and visiting the Beaver Dunes State Park during their visit.

The public is cordially invited to attend worship services at 11 a.m. and the program at 2 p.m.

 

Honor rolls listed for Beaver schools

Beaver Schools have announced the Superintendent’s and Principal’s Honor Rolls for the third nine weeks of the 2002-2003 school year.

Third Nine Weeks Superintendent’s Honor Roll

Grade 12: Callie Chockley, Karlista Greenfield, Chelsey Meier.

Grade 11: Kassie Howard, Marti Jones, Kirby Smith.

Grade 10: Jennifer Glascock, Sara Kinney, Paige McVay.

Grade 9: Kristin Carpenter, Tova Durvey, Annie Gomez.

Grade 8: Morgan Downing, Josh Malone.

Grade 7: Rachel Breon, Ellie Bridwell, Nathan Jones, Irene Lopez.

Grade 6: Kamee Gabel, Erin Tillery, Emily Chockley, Kyler McDonald, Tanner Yeomans.

Grade 5: Samantha Sharp

Grade 4: Samuel Becker, Jeremiah Campbell, Shaye Gregory, Cody Sutton, Blake Williams, Eric Breon, Jodi Kennedy, Anna McDonald, Cole Trippet.

Third Nine Weeks Principal’s Honor Roll

Grade 12: Sarah Brommer, Heather Cassingham, Cody Gregory, Mara Kee, Jamie Leatherman, Jason Lee, Christina Mahaffey, Stephanie McCarty, Devry McDonald, Summer McVay, Will Payne, Kambra Reddick, Torie Richerson, Eric White.

Grade 11: Dillon Cramer, Taryn Evans, J.P. Harness, Candice Rose, Houston Sauer.

Grade 10: Bobby Arnold, Brent Bechthold, Misty Burghardt, Katy Clark, Blake Davis, Edgar Enriquez, Kelli Finley, Chad Greenfield, Kristi James, Trey Jamison, Adam Mosburg, Stefani Overton, Zach Rankin, Meagan Richardson, Drew Russell, Sarah Wailes.

Grade 9: Kyle Barby, Willy Lopez, Wade Payne, Brandon Renshaw, Chuck Salisbury, Blake Trippet, Donald Venable.

Grade 8: Ashley Carpenter, Janeth Carreon, Dillon Hilton, Kara James, Drew Long, Lacey Penland.

Grade 7: Janene Estala, Amanda Frederick, Brie Jones, Janel Lamar, Myriah McVay.

Grade 6: Kael McFarland, Krista Mounsey, Chris Penland, Haley Pierson, Marina Dobbs.

Grade 5: Jacob Bridwell, Jordan Estala, Aaron Hall, Kira Jacobson, Randa Depew.

Grade 4: Tanner McFarland, Rachael Mosburg, Catie Rife, Erin Becker, Ben Engelman, Cody Miner, Savannah Tillman.

Beaver School has announced perfect attendance rolls for the third nine weeks of the 2002-2003 school year.

Perfect Attendance

Pre-K: Oakley Cudd, Erin Herchock, Mollie Mounsey, Sierra Rice, Hunter Starr.

Kindergarten: Callie Camp-bell, Michael Cano, Jacob Davis, Shalyn Farrington, Brittany Miles, Alyssa Mounsey, Talia Padilla, Anna Parker, Dillon Sharp, Nicole Welch.

Grade 1: Alondra Bustamante, Madison Cates, Abigail Parker, Trae Pugh, Kyndal Sutton, Emory Tillman, Christian Wages, Kylie Edwards.

Grade 2: Austin Anderson, Logan Baldwin, Shelby Brown, Kalie Hoover, Cassandra Howell, Alan Merklin, Wesley Millikan.

Grade 3: Luis Chavez, Joshua Collison, Cheyenne Edwards, Sara Frederick, Slayde Meyer, Zack Pugh.

Grade 4: Erin Becker, Eric Breon, Crystal Brown, McCayla Brown, Jeremiah Campbell, Shawn Hampsten, Jodi Kennedy, Cody Miner, Rachael Mosburg, Hayden Plain, Nicholas Pugh, Cody Sutton.

Grade 5: Nathan Brennon, Ashlea Bridwell, Jacob Bridwell, Destiny Fine, Diana Frederick, Kira Jacobson, Cort Pierce, Samantha Sharp, Desiree Wailes.

Grade 6: Cody Brennon, Yadira Castillo, Emily Chockley, Harrison Erdman, Jerrod Howell, Karen Leap, Kyler McDonald, Krista Mounsey, Haley Pierson.

Clearlake OHCE met

On March 24 at 7:00 p.m. the Clearlake OHCE met in the home of Marie Herzer. Club president, Marie, opened the meeting with prayer and the salute to the flag. The hostess gave the devotional from I Corinthians 22:8 with discussion following on the awfulness of war; nevertheless the need to support the troops and stand up for freedom. The roll call, "What plumbing chores do you do yourself?" was announced by Mary Evans, Merlene Hester, Marie, Virginia Jett, Stephanie Jett, and Marilyn Jones. The answers ranged from none to all.

Minutes of the January and February meetings were read and the treasurer’s report was given by the secretary, Merlene Hester. Stephanie gave a report on the upcoming Bicycle Safety Rodeo to be held in conjunction with the Cimarron Territory Celebration. The club voted to help with the event. Marie, Merlene and Mary will conduct the nursing home bingo on March 26.

The club expressed a special Thank You to Mary for furnishing decorations for the spring county meeting. Marie will attend the district meeting at Guthrie on March 27.

The closing ode was repeated. Marie gave an interesting lessons with handouts on Plumbing for Women. Refreshments were served. The April meeting will be hosted by Diana Croteau.

Spelling Bee set

Older Oklahomans who are good spellers may want to register to compete in the Regional Senior Spelling Bee. Spellers who are 60 or older are eligible to participate. Older persons interested in participating should contact the OEDA Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-658-2844. Last year there were several entries and we hope to have even more this year!

This year’s Regional Senior Spelling Bee will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2003, at 1:15 p.m. in the OEDA Conference Room, 330 Douglas Ave, Beaver, OK. A copy of this year’s spelling study guide is available by contacting the OEDA Area Agency on Aging in Beaver.

First and second place winners on the Regional contest will have the opportunity to compete in the state wide Senior Spelling Championship which will be held in Norman on Wednesday, May 7, Senior Citizens Day in Oklahoma. The event, held in conjunction with the Oklahoma State Conference on Aging, is always quite a crowd pleaser.

Anyone interested in more information may contact Leona M. Perry, OEDA Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-658-2844.

Retired educators to participate in Alva workshop

Retired educators in Beaver and other areas of Beaver County will take part Friday, April 11, in an annual leadership workshop to be conducted in Alva by the Oklahoma Retired Educators Association for members in the Northwest District of the state organization.

The event will begin with registration at 9 a.m., in the Zion Lutheran Church, 218 Maple, in Alva.

In addition to general sessions in both morning and afternoon segments, different training sessions for leaders in county units of the OREA will be conducted by officers of the state association.

Tommy Beavers, executive secretary of the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System, and Harold Sare, state legislative chairman of the OREA, will speak in the morning session. Bill Crain, executive director of the Oklahoma State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board, will be heard in the afternoon.

Qualifying units will be recognized with Unit of Distinction Awards in the afternoon session.

Arrangements for the workshop have been made by Vesta Mae Leis, Canton, OREA district director. OREA president Jane Mershon of Lawton, and executive director is Joyce Drew Parsons, Oklahoma City, both of whom will attend the meeting.

This is the last of six workshops held this spring. Similar events were held earlier in Oklahoma City, Muskogee, Bartlesville, Tushka and Lawton.

Attends state Conservation meeting

A crowd of over 300 were in attendance during the opening session of the 65th Annual State Meeting of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts, at the Biltmore Hotel in Oklahoma City. Topics discussed during the meeting, "The Next Golden Age of Conservation," focused on a wide variety of natural resource conservation issues including legislation, upstream flood control, dam rehabilitation and grazing lands conservation issues.

Directors and staff from the Beaver County Conservation District attended the convention held Feb. 23-25. Participants heard from U.S. Congressman Frank Lucas and from State representative Mike Mass. Bill Watson of Kinta and vice president of the National Association of Conservation Districts also spoke at the convention, as well as Mike Thralls, executive director of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission. These and other speakers examined natural resource issues facing the state during the meeting.

Local conservation district directors attending the three day event included: Terry Kile.

Staff attending included: Marilyn Newman.

The meeting gave conservation district directors and personnel from across the state the opportunity to share their experience and knowledge with colleagues during several breakout sessions and workshops held during the three-day event.

The meeting concluded with an awards luncheon honoring directors and personnel for service. Special awards were presented to individuals who practice conservation on their farms and ranches.

OACD is an independent organization which promotes natural resource conservation through various activities and functions as well as cooperation with legislative bodies at the state and national levels.

New cost share program for Oklahoma playa lakes

 

The Oklahoma Playa Lakes Initiative is a new cost share program for landowners in the Oklahoma Panhandle and Northwest Oklahoma. This program provides cost share for landowners and producers that have playa basins on their property.

Playa basins enrolled in the program give producers an additional source of income, provide excellent habitat for a variety of migrating waterfowl, shorebirds, and upland game species, and provide recharge benefits to the Ogallala aquifier.

There are approximately 1,200 playa basins in the High Plains region of Oklahoma. Playa lakes are natural depressions that seasonally hold water and are most noticeable in areas that are farmed. "Often, in years when farmers grow a successful crop, the basins are too wet to harvest and in many instances, wet or flooded basins can actually prevent crop plantings," said Wade free, Regional Wildlife Supervisor, with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife’s Woodward Office.

The Playa Lakes Initiative will allow producers to have a more consistent income from fields that have these basins. "The program involves cost share for management as well as annual incentive payments for a ten year period similar to the CRP program," Free said.

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife and Natural Resource Conservation Service Offices will be working with landowners and producers who want to make the playa basins a more acceptable part of their farming and ranching operations. For more information on the Playa Lakes Initiative contact Danny Watson, Wildlife Department Biologist, at (806) 339-5175 or your local Natural Resource Conservation Service Office.

 

 

February 27, 2003

Beaver Aglow to meet March 1

Beaver Aglow Lighthouse will meet Saturday, March 1, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. in the Cimarron Room of the First Security Bank.

Guest speaker will be Patty Willard of Liberal, KS. Patty and her husband, Ken, have pastored the Christian Life Center in Liberal for over 20 years. Patty has experienced the demands of ministry, first as a daughter of a minister and then as a wife.

She has worked in every area of ministry in her local church including children and adults and is presently teaching a class of 5th and 6th graders on Wednesday nights. She is trained to be a certified counselor, specifically in pre-marital and marriage enrichment. She has gleaned much wisdom from her intensive study of the Word of God, and is an excellent teacher of ‘The Word.’

Patty and her husband met in Meade when Patty’s parents moved to town pastor a church there. They have been married for 32 years. They have two children, Lance of Meade and Linnze, a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa. She is on staff at the church. They are expecting their first grandchild soon.

Clearlake Club Met

The Clearlake Community OHCE Club met at the community building on Monday, the 17th at 1:00 p.m. for the February meeting with Virginia Jett as hostess. Club president, Marie Herzer, called the meeting to order with the opening prayer and pledge to the flag.

The hostess gave the devotional from 1 Timothy 1:5 and stressed how important that she felt the heritage of faith is to a family. The roll call "What memory do you wish you had preserved for you children?" was answered by Allene Cash, Mary Evans, Marie, Virginia and Marilyn Jones. Most wished they had recorded stories from their parents and grandparents. Due to illness in the family the secretary was unable to be present so no minutes were read.

A thank you note for the money given for the competition of her 4-H record book was read from Larissa Jett.

The upcoming quilt shop tour was discussed; several plan to go. The schedule of work in the concession stand was read. Marie will furnish cookies, Mary or Marilyn-hamburger, Virginia-mix for hot chocolate. Mary Merlene, Tena, Diana and Virginia plan to work. Marilyn and Tena worked at the Beaver Local Show. The monies earned will go to help support 4-H activities.

The group was reminded that the county meeting will be March 5 with hostess duties. The district meeting will be March 27 at Guthrie. Nursing home activities are planned for March possibly the 31st. Marie will host the March meeting.

The closing ode was repeated. Virginia served refreshments and gave the lesson on creative ways to preserve family history. Tips were given on the storage of photos, videos, documents, and etc. Handouts were distributed.

 

February 20, 2003

City board pays off ball field lights at February meeting
At its regular monthly meeting on February 6, the Town of Beaver’s Board of Trustees made the final payment on the lights at the ballpark, which the city leases from the school.
The amount of the final payment was a little more than $3,000, according to Mayor Mike Ford.
Ford called the meeting the order at 5 p.m. Those present were: Ford, Bobby Mosburg, David Glascock and Chris Berry. Gina Downing was absent. Others present were City Clerk Barbara Chockley and City Manager Don Jenkins.
In other action, the Board:
Rescinded the motion to close east 5th and north Quinn in the Owen’s Addition.
Executed a contract with OEDA for 2003 REAP funding. The contract will be for airport improvements in the amount of $49,999, subject to the availability of funds. Authorized signatories are to be Mike Ford, Don Jenkins and Barbara Chockley.
Tabled any action on the resolution and contract with PTSI.
Allowed the Town Clerk to destroy records, which have reached the limitation required by law to keep.
Purchased a fixed asset software program from Southern Software. Purchase price will include installation and training.
Discussed the street paving plan for this year as well as the problems on Main Street.
Approved claims and purchase orders in the following amounts: $22,233.49 in the General Fund; $20,256.80 from the Cash Utility Fund; $3,018.25 from the Bus Transit Fund; $821.48 from the Airport Fund and $32.45 from the DOC Fund.
Public Works
In the Public Works portion of the meeting, the Board:
Denied the request of the Beaver Valley Apartment owners to monitor their sewer lift station.
Passed a resolution approving a wellhead/source water protection plan.
Approved claims and purchase orders in the PWA Operating Fund in the amount of $32,320.53.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:13 p.m.

Newspaper wins conservation
award for 11th time since 1983
For the 11th time since 1983, the Herald-Democrat has been chosen as the winner of the Oklahoma Press Association/Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts’ Environmental/Conservation Award, according to OACD President Rick Jeans.
A series of advertisements promoting conservation that were produced in cooperation with the Beaver County Conservation District and published in the newspaper were chosen the winner for the category of "Outstanding Ad Series." The series was entered for consideration in the contest by being submitted in a scrapbook of news clippings submitted by the Beaver County Conservation District. The Herald-Democrat has won the award in 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2002.
"The Environmental/Conservation information Awards Program has proven a positive means to recognize the fine work of the state's people of the press for helping to inform the public about conservation of natural resources," Jeans said. "It also encourages the state's conservation workers in their efforts to get important information to the local media."
Credit for the award once again goes to the staff of the Beaver County Conservation District and to the local businesses which sponsor the monthly page, published in the last issue of each month.
An awards luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, February 25, 2003, during the OACD’s annual state meetings in Oklahoma City

 

 

February 6, 2003

The Beaver Kids Wrestling Program is winding down, but that does not mean the kids are slowing down. January 18th, five of the kids attended a tournament in Cimarron, KS. Cash Pool, the young one of the group, entered in Division 1, 60 lbs. and brought home his first, 1st place of the season. Cash posted two wins, one with a pin, and another on points.

Cody Sutton entered in Division 3 at 52 lbs. and also took home first place. This was also Cody’s first 1st place finish of the season.

Christian Cates entered Division 2 at 67 lbs. and brought home 3rd place. After dropping his opening match, Chris came back to earn a win by pinning his opponent while wrestling for 3rd.

Logan Baldwin entered Division 2 at 61 lbs. Logan wrestled well facing tough opponents throughout the day and brought home a 4th place finish.

Joshua Jacobson entered Division 2 at 61 lbs. and also brought home his very first 1st place finish. Joshua pinned all three of his opponents enroute to his win that day.

January 25, Joshua, Cody and Cash attended a tournament in Hinton. Cody, again in Division 3, 52 lbs. wrestled a tough bracket throughout the day and finished 4th. Cash Pool, Division 1, 60 lbs., finished his day unable to place, but Coach Robert Jacobson will brag on how tough Cash wrestled that day in a tough tournament. Joshua Jacobson, Division 2, 61 lbs. continued his streak by taking home another 1st place finish. Again, Joshua finished the day by pinning each of his opponents. This made Joshua’s record 6-0 over the two weeks.

February 1, Joshua attended a tournament in Guthrie, while Cash attended a tournament in Jetmore, KS. Cash continuing to show how tough he can wrestle brought home a second place finish.

After winning a close first round match, Joshua had his 7-0 streak snapped with a 9-5 loss in the second round. Joshua did rebound to come back and take 3rd place in the Guthrie Open. On the year Joshua is 27-11.

This weekend Beaver will have several kids attending an open tournament in Liberal, KS. Among them looks to be Logan Baldwin, Christian Cates, Wesley Millikan, Cash Pool and Cody Sutton. The coaches are very optimistic that Beaver will be well represented and do well in each division and bracket.

Joshua Jacobson will be attending the Northwest Regional Wrestling Tournament in Cushing, in hopes of being able to qualify for the state tournament.

January 30, 2003

Elementary students answer Principal’s challenge

Cates dresses as soda jerk, serves treats to big readers

The great Principal’s Challenge for 2002-03 culminated in a "flavorful" payoff on Friday, Dec. 6, 2002.

Beaver Elementary Principal Read Cates dressed as an old-fashioned soda jerk and treated the students in grades 4-6 to ice cream sundaes. The students were challenged to read a grand total of 500 books in 12 weeks and to complete Library skills activities. The students met and exceeded the challenge by reading 923 books!

The Library Reading Program is designed to promote reading and encourage the use of Library reference skills. Students are given two sets of goals - the party and the trip. To attend the party, students were required to read six books and finish the Library skills activities.

To make the trip to Oklahoma City in the spring, students must read 12 books, finish the Library skills and make a creative project. They must also exhibit good citizenship and have good school attendance.

Seventy-one students will attend the party, and 48 students will go on the trip! Students eligible for the trip are: Cody Brennon, Emily Chockley, Harrison Erdman, Jay Pillars, Kade Lamle, Karen Leap, Kyler McDaniel, Marina Dobbs, Patrick Gragg, Sara Bennett, Tanner Yeomans, Chis Penland, Erin Tillery, Jerrod Howell, Kael McFarland, Kamee Gabel, Zachery McLemore, Krista Mounsey, Yadira Castillo, Brandi Yeomans, Daniel Reed, Destiny Fine, Katey French, Keitlyn Weldon, Samantha Sharp, Taylor Smith, Zachary Rife, Desiree Wailes, Jacob Bridwell, Kelly French, Kira Jacobsen, Jordan Estala, Nathan Brennon, Sarah Cassingham, Skylar Wooldridge, Blake Williams, Catie Rife, Cody Sutton, Jeremiah Campbell, Samuel Becker, Shaye Gregory, Tanner McFarland, Rachel Mosburg, Anna McDonald, Cole Trippet, Eric Breon, Erin Becker and Jodi Kennedy.

Several students received special awards for spectacular performance. They received reading certificates and gift certificates from McDonald’s, which provided sundae cups for the party. The top reader was Kyler McDonald with 22 books. He was followed closely by Kira Jacobsen with 20 books. These two students read almost twice as many books as required.

Awards were also given to students who excelled with their creative project. Each of the creative projects had to include original artwork, the title and author of the book and a short summary of the book.

Poster awards went to Kael McFarland (first place), Cole Trippet (second place) and Daniel Reed (third place). There were 26 posters in the contest.

Bookmark winners were Kamee Gabel (first place), Samantha Sharp (second place) and Erin Tillery (third place). The bookmarks consisted of sets of four designed for a book the student has read. There were 24 sets turned in.

Tanner Yeomans won the book jacket award for the book "Benny Uncovers a Mystery" by Gertrude Chandler Warner. There were four book jackets in the contest.

The Principal’s Challenge will be entered in a statewide contest and 10 programs will be recognized in April at the National Young Readers’ Day Celebration in Norman. Mr. Cates has been chosen as a winner in the past with his "one man rodeo".

Librarian Erma Costner would like to thank the students for working so hard this year, and she also extends her appreciation to Mr. Cates, Feliza Carter, Rita Fish and the grade school teachers for supporting the program and the students. The grade school teachers working with the reading program this year were: Katie Long, Terena Bridwell, Kelli Cates, Jan Fisher, Anne Chockley, Jim Mitchell, Patsy Rist and Gloria Martinez.

"Without their guidance, enthusiasm and cooperation, the Library Reading Programs would not be as successful as they have been for the last 20 years," Mrs. Costner said.

"Roustabouts" will highlight

Feb. 6 sweetheart banquet

A special evening is in store on Feb. 6, 2003 as Beaver Beyond 2000 presents its third annual "Sweetheart Banquet."

Tickets for the event are $25 per person and can be purchased from any member of the group, including president Gregg Weber, vice-president Dennis Zimmerman or public relations director Brent Lansden. Others selling tickets include: Don Jenkins, Kirk Fisher, Mike Ford, Craig Downing, Bryan Elwood or Mike Blackard.

"This is a great opportunity for our local people to stay in town with their sweethearts for the night," Weber said. "We hope that everyone will come out and support our group and the activities we have been involved in."

This year’s banquet, which features a steak dinner with all the trimmings, will showcase one of the best college show choirs in the state. The Roustabouts, from Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, will give a stage performance. The group features Beaver High School graduate Jaci Jenkins.

The Roustabouts are currently raising money so they can perform on a cruise ship. The group has performed at high schools and for civic groups across the state. They tour for recruiting purposes for the college and for Roustabout members.

Many Panhandle students have been members of the group over the years. The 30-member group will bring their own lights, sound system and costumes to Beaver for the evening.

For more information about this year’s banquet, contact Weber at 625-4511 or Jenkins at 625-3331.

City trustees met January 9

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Beaver met in regular session on Thursday, January 9, 2003.

Mayor Mike Ford called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. Those present were: Ford, David Glascock, Bobby Mosburg and Chris Berry. Gina Downing was absent. Others present were: City Clerk Barbara Chockley and City Manager Don Jenkins.

During the one hour and 40 minute meeting, the board:

Tabled the request of Larry Owens to rescind the motion to close East 5th Street and North Quinn. Owens will attend the February meeting.

Approved a 5-foot setback waiver to Gerald Costner for the construction of a wall on the north side of the carport recently constructed at 524 Ave. M. To receive the waiver the tree growing in the right of way will have to be removed.

Approved the request of Roger Marshall to use the right of way access on the area on the northwest corner of block 5. He will be constructing a building and will need to lay utility lines.

Passed a resolution to produce a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan requesting $2,376 in grant funding. The Town of Beaver will provide $792 matching funds and in-kind services and execute the contract with OEDA for the planning and development of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Agreed to purchase a fixed asset software program from Southern Software. Purchase price will include installation and training.

Voted to purchase two digital cameras for the police department.

Approved claims and purchase orders in the following amounts: $22,509.17 from the General Fund; $20,648.08 from the Cash Utility Fund; $2,914.35 from the Bus Transit Fund; $151.80 from the Airport Fund and $28.70 from the DOC Fund.

Public Works

In the Public Works portion of the meeting, the Board:

Approved claims and purchase orders from the PWA Operating Fund in the amount of $30,642.62.

 

January 23, 2003

December 30, 2004

A cave in at Alabaster Caverns occured Sunday, Dec.26

Workers are waiting on a clearance to begin removing debries from the entrance to the cave.

Alabaster Caverns cave in

Alabaster Caverns cave tours have been temporarily suspended due to a large rockslide
at the entrance into the caverns. The slide occurred sometime on December 25th, the
only day in the year we are closed to the public.
The slide has blocked the concrete walkway into the cave with very large gypsum
boulders and rubble. There appears to be no damage to the interior of the cave or
the new cave lighting. Currently with the technical assistance from a geologist, the state
is  in the process of determining the safety and stability of the remaining formation
around the entrance.
Hopefully there will be safety clearance within the week to begin the removal process.

Beaver Public Schools

Beaver Public School would like to join all other districts in Oklahoma in recognizing the important contributions that our local school board members make to our community.

These men and women take countless hours of their time to help make sure that our school district is providing a quality education for our students here in Beaver. We are certainly proud of the job they do and appreciate their dedication to the children of our community.

They serve as representatives of our community in the education of our kids, so let them know you appreciate what they do by saying thanks. I am truly blessed to be able to work with these men and women as we strive to be the best school in the state.

Beaver School Board members are: Chris Janko, Tammie Cline, Mechille Pester, Alan Clark, and Lance Sutton.

/s/Scott Kinsey

 

Beaver Aglow Lighthouse

The first meeting of the new year for the Beaver Aglow Lighthouse will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 8, 2005 at the First Security Bank in Beaver. We are looking forward to a great New Year of God’s richest blessings!

Sharing with us will be Tamara Hegwood of Goodwell. She has been married to her husband, Wesley, for 26 years. Together they have three birth children, six adopted children, and four grandchildren. Seven children are still at home, two attending OPSU and five in homeschool. Her household can at any time include a number of extras as well as a varied menagerie of animals.

A woman of God’s wisdom, Christ’s light of love shines brightly in Tamara’s life, as she "looketh well to the ways of her household." Her adornment is that of a "meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price."

Tamara and her family attend Living Word Fellowship Church in Guymon where she is a cell group leader. She has recently returned to school with the goal of attaining a degree in Christian counseling.

You are encouraged to make the time to attend. For more information contact Twyla Young at 580-778-3527.

PTCI purchases cable interests

PTCI has entered into an agreement with Cebridge Connections to purchase their cable television facilities in the exchanges of Boise City, Beaver, Forgan, Hardesty, Hooker and Laverne in the Oklahoma panhandle as well as Spearman, Booker, Darrouzett and Follett in the Texas Panhandle.

"PTCI looks forward to providing video service options in these communities," said Ron Strecker, CEO of PTCI. "We anticipate our actual possession of these properties to take place within 120 days after the signing of the documents, at which time, we will work closely with Cebridge to make a seamless, customer-friendly transition."

Cebridge will continue to operate cable TV systems in a number of other Oklahoma and Texas communities, beyond those listed above.

Blackwell receives key House appointments

An Oklahoma Panhandle legislator has been appointed to serve on two House committees that affect public schools and the state’s highway infrastructure.

State Rep. Gus Blackwell, who is starting his second 2-year term in the State House of Representatives, has been assigned to the House Committee on Common Education and to the House Transportation Committee by Speaker Todd Heitt, R-Kellyville.

"Obviously transportation issues are important to rural Oklahoma, and I am pleased that my request to be on this committee was approved," Blackwell said. "I intend to push for transportation improvements and other road developments in District 61, including the completion of the S.H. 54 four-lane project."

The House Transportation committee reviews all bills relating to transportation issues and makes recommendations. The panel can offer assistance on the district level, bring district issues to the attention of the Department of Transportation and ask for assistance in developing solutions.

Blackwell said he will help convey information concerning transportation improvements back to the communities of his district and will work with transportation improvements and the division engineer to help prioritize projects. Blackwell said he and other committee members also can offer input to the state’s eight year transportation master plan.

Blackwell said he also requested to be a member of the House Common Education committee. That committee reviews measures that affect all aspects of the state public school education system and can make recommendations before education measures reach the House floor for consideration by the entire House of Representatives, he said.

During the last legislation session, the Common Education committee increased teacher benefits and the minimum salary levels, as well as increased health insurance benefits and adjusted retirement provisions. The panel also is responsible for reviewing school election and school finance procedures.

"As part of my continued commitment on education, serving on this committee will allow me to be a voice for rural Oklahoma and to my district about issues relating to funding and other common education matters," Blackwell said.

The lawmaker also has been named chairman of the House Committee on Corrections and Criminal Justice. Those two committees recently were combined into one panel by Speaker Hiett.

Blackwell graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and earned an MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological University. Blackwell also has a bachelor of science degree from Panhandle State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

City leaders considering sales tax increase

Penny would

be earmarked

for streets, sewers

An informal discussion of a 1-cent sales tax increase was heard during the Town of Beaver’s Board of Trustees regular meeting on Dec. 9.

Mayor Mike Ford called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. Those present were Ford, Chris Berry, David Glascock, Bobby Mosburg and Mary Sallee. Also present were City Manager Don Jenkins and Clerk Barbara Chockley.

If approved by the voters in the Town of Beaver, revenue from the sales tax would be earmarked for streets and sewers. The current 2-cent sales tax was passed by the voters in the Town of Beaver in 1968.

"At our last meeting, we informally discussed a one percent sales tax increase, which would be voted on by the people," Ford said. "We have discussed in the past about our sales tax collections, which have remained steady at about $250,000 per year. If you figure the cost of goods going up, our tax collections have actually decreased percentage wise. We are also looking at other places to increase revenue, which includes annexation of land south of Beaver."

The sales tax increase and annexation will be further discussed at the January monthly meeting scheduled for Jan. 13, 2005, Ford noted.

In other action at the December meeting, the Board:

Issued a building permit to Billy Cates to move a trailer house on the lot at 301 Ave. I. He will be removing all the structures currently on this lot.

Approved a resolution for REAP funding from OEDA in the amount of $36,000. The Town of Beaver will be sponsoring Beaver County on this project to make the fairgrounds handicap accessible.

Adopted a resolution calling for an election of board members and treasurer in April of 2005.

Voted to move the access to the gun range. One acre will be pulled from the CRP program to access the range. The USDA will be refunded $288.42 for the portion pulled from the program.

Approved claims and purchase orders in the following amounts: $29,313.14 from the General Fund; $21,510.39 from the Cash Utility Fund; $2,178.65 from the Bus Transit Fund; $158.47 from the Airport Fund; $493.89 from the DOC Fund.

PWA Meeting

During the Public Works Authority portion of the meeting, the Board:

Voted to place a dumpster for Brenda Maness on the west side of Ave. A on 3rd street and Ave. A in the right-of-way of Barbara Cunningham’s lot.

Approved claims and purchase orders in the PWA Operating Fund in the amount of $33,503.69.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

Jan. 4 tipoff time

changed for BHS

Tipoff times for the first Beaver High School basketball games of the New Year have been changed, according to Beaver High School Principal Mike McVay.

Beaver’s games against Follett at the Duster Dome will begin at 5 p.m. with only varsity contests (girls first). The change is partly due to Oklahoma’s Orange Bowl game against Southern California that same night.

The BHS teams are finished with the first portion of their 2004-05 schedule. The Lady Dusters stand 4-2, while the Dusters are undefeated at 6-0.

 

December 23, 2004

Wellness center proposed by local group

Building to have courts, several other amenities

A pure example of the "No Man’s Land Can-do Spirit" is
manifested in the proposed Panhandle Community Center.

The planned facility, which has a preliminary cost estimate of
about $2.3 million, will include a recreation center to meet the
recreation and fitness needs of all ages through its outstanding
design, state of the art equipment and innovative programs.

The building will be 225 feet by 200 feet with two full size
basketball courts, along with many other amenities. A site
for the building has not yet been determined but many options
have been visited.

The group has already had many fund-raisers with many more
planned in the future - including the giveaway of a 1997 Jeep Wrangler.
 

Other amenities include:

•A quality licensed daycare for 21 children is planned to
provide Beaver County residents with affordable and reliable
daycare. The daycare will be designed to enhance learning. An
indoor playground is planned to provide children with physical
education and a recreational area adjacent to their housing facilities.

•An enjoyable experience for all ages will feature a 5-foot salt
water lap pool for water aerobics, lap swimming, physical therapy
or relaxation.

•A fitness area, which includes an indoor cushioned walk/jog track,
cardiovascular training area, aerobic studio, stretching area and
muscle toning and strength training area to help motivate residents
to begin or continue an exercise program.

•A senior meal program that will provide seniors with nutritious meals
designated to help them stay healthy. The program will provide
well-balanced, hot, nutritious meals as well as the opportunity to
meet new friends and take part in recreational activities and exercise
classes.

•Adjoining meeting rooms will have maximum flexibility for use
of space achieved by the utilization of operable walls, which when
opened creates a flexible assembly area, which will have the
ability to host events with attendees ranging from five to 500.

The project has been designed to provide the panhandle
community with a central health, physical activity and recreation
gathering place. It is the result (so far) two years of research and
planning. The challenge has been to meet not only the current
needs but to plan for future needs.

The dream begins. . .

In April of 2003, the Beaver County Health Services Committee
grouped together with the Beaver County Health Department, the
Oklahoma State Turning Point Association and the Office of Rural
Development to form the Beaver County Health Awareness
Partnership.

A "healthy community" is the shared vision for Beaver County for
the 21st Century. A healthy community means a good economy
and a chance for good jobs. A healthy community means
recreational opportunities for children and adults. A healthy
community means involved citizens who want to make things better.
And a healthy community means strong, quality health education.

All citizens in Beaver County, as employers, public servants,
concerned citizens, educators, parents and family members deserve
nothing less than the best quality of life. Our health status, our personal
sense of well-being and our community’s ability to thrive socially and
economically are all tied together.

If a community experiences poor health outcomes among its
citizens, businesses in that community experience more
employee absences, families experience higher costs for health
care and community health organizations experience greater
demands on their limited resources.

Achieving a "healthy community" will require local partners
working together. The Beaver County Health Awareness c
ommittee invites everyone to become involved. The group meets
on the third Tuesday of each month in the EMT Building at noon.

Catch the Spirit

Help pave the way.

The Beaver County Health Awareness committee will soon be
offering engraved bricks to individuals, groups, clubs and
businesses to help build the Panhandle Community Center.

A brick walkway constructed of engraved bricks will lead to the
entrance of the new facility. Brick order forms will be available
at the Beaver County Health Department, Beaver County Memorial
Hospital, Bank of Beaver City, First Security Bank.

If you would like to purchase a brick as a gift to a loved one,
a gift certificated will be supplied to you for them to open.

Cost of the bricks are $50 for a four inch by eight inch brick for
individuals or family members and $100 for businesses. An 8x8
brick will be available also for $500. Custom characters, logos
and art work will be available.

LOCAL RESIDENT EARNS DEGREE FROM OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

 

Jeffrey Thomas Lee, of Beaver, was awarded an undergraduate degree at Oklahoma Christian University’s (OC) winter graduation exercise December 17.

Lee received a bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies. He is the son of Thomas and Carol Lee.

Lee was among 135 candidates who were awarded undergraduate and graduate degrees in ceremonies held in Hardeman Auditorium on the OC campus.

Oklahoma Christian, a private, four-year comprehensive university ranked seventh overall in the 16-state Western region by U.S. News & World Report, offers degree programs in more than 60 fields of study in three colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Biblical Studies and the College of Professional Studies. The university also offers two graduate degree programs in Biblical Studies in addition to one- and two-year master of business administration programs.

December 9, 2004
 

Kolby McDonald wins final

FB contest as season ends

With two misses, Kolby McDonald is the 14th - and final - winner of the Football Contest sponsored by The Herald-Democrat Sports Page Club.

McDonald won the contest via the tiebreaker, guessing that Beaver and Pawnee would combine for 632 yards in their Class A semifinal contest last Saturday. The two teams actually had 644 combined yards.

Five other contestants also had two misses. They were: Cheri Sutton, Clinton Haskell, Troy Bowles, Trey Pool and Chuck Salisbury. There were 102 entries in last week’s contest.

Each week, the winner of the contest received $25 from The Herald-Democrat. This year’s contest ran for 14 weeks until every Beaver County football team was eliminated from the playoff chase. Beaver made the longest trek this season, reaching the Class A semifinals.

Here’s a look at this week’s results:

Pawnee 29, Beaver 7.

Tonkawa 34, Healdton 20.

Weeletka 46, Morrison 6.

Shattuck 58, Fox 12.

Purcell 16, Newscastle 13.

Sulphur 48, Heritage Hall 21.

Berryhill 27, Victory Christian 6.

Clinton 28, Broken Bow 0.

Tulsa Union 27, Jenks 17.

Auburn 38, Tennessee 28.

Oklahoma 42, Colorado 3.

Here’s a look at the past winners:

Week 1 - Jim Maynard.

Week 2 - Kaleb McDonald.

Week 3 - Tammie Patzkowsky.

Week 4 - Donna Bowles.

Week 5 - Justin Ediger.

Week 6 - Dustin Cross.

Week 7 - Cara McDonald.

Week 8 - Cara McDonald.

Week 9 - Mechille Pester.

Week 10 - Todd Kerr.

Week 11 - Chad Greenfield.

Week 12 - Cody Sutton.

Week 13 - Kyndal Sutton.

Week 14 - Kolby McDonald.

November 11, 2004
 

The Board of Education of Beaver School District hereby announces that statutorily qualified individuals interested in running as a candidate for the # five seat on the Beaver Board of Education may file to run as a candidate for this seat at the Beaver County Election Board between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., December 6 through December 8, 2004.

Date of the Election:

An election shall be held to elect a board member for member position number(s) Five, on the second Tuesday in February, that being February 8, 2005, with a run-off election to be held on the first Tuesday in April, that being April 5, 2005, if no candidate for the board member position receives more than 50% of the vote. The polling places shall be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Board Member Position on Ballot:

The voters shall elect a board member for board position No. Five, which has a 5-year term of office.

Qualifications of Candidates for Office:

To be eligible to be a candidate for member of the board of education of a school district, a person must have resided in the district for at least six (6) months preceding the first day of the filing period, and have been a registered voter registered with the county election board at an address located within the geographical boundaries of the district for six months preceding the first day of the filing period.

No person shall be eligible to be a candidate for or elected to be a member of the board of education of a school district unless the person has been awarded a high school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency.

A person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor involving embezzlement or a felony under the laws of this state or of the United States or who has entered a plea of guilty or nolo contender to such misdemeanor involving embezzlement or felony or who has been convicted of a crime in another state which would have been a misdemeanor involving embezzlement or a felony under the laws of this state or has entered a plea of guilty or nolo contender to such crime shall not be eligible to be a candidate for or be elected to any state, county, municipal, judicial, or school office or any other elective office of any political subdivision of this state for a period of fifteen years following completion of his sentence or during the pendency of an appeal of such conviction or plea.

No person shall be eligible to be a candidate for or serve on a board of education if he or she is currently employed by the school district governed by the board of education or is related within the second degree by affinity or consanguinity to any other member of the board of education or to any employee of the school district. The following are relatives within the second degree: A candidate’s spouse, child, parent, grandchild, grandparent, brother, sister, spouse’s child, spouse’s grandchild, spouse’s brother, spouse’s sister, spouse’s grandparent, grandchild’s spouse, parent’s spouse, and child’s spouse.

November 4, 2004


 

 

Pictured is the Duster Academic team. From the left are: Karlista Greenfield, Chad Greenfield, Adam Barby, Ronald Ramirez, Evan Cramer, Cody Gregory, Callie Chockley and Chelsey Meier.

BHS academic team wins Area, advances to State

Win Area Championship

      In a dazzling display of academic acumen, the Beaver High School Academic Team swept through the competition at the Area Tournament on January 18th in Enid, Oklahoma.  On the campus of Oklahoma Bible Academy, the Beaver team faced the top eight teams in the Northwest quadrant of Class A and won the Area I Championship title. They will now play in the State Finals on February 8, 2003, where the top eight Class A teams will compete for the state title.  The tournament will be held on the campus of Redlands Community College in El Reno. The last time the Beaver Academic Team went to State was in 1991 where they placed third.

      In the Area Tournament action, the Dusters’ first opponent was the Cimarron Trailblazers.  The Dusters started strong with all team members scoring in the first quarter.  The team was given the option of choosing first or deferring during the second quarter lightning round.  The team chose to defer. Cimarron selected “Famous Johns” and did very well with 60 out of 100 possible points. The Dusters chose “Masters of Comedy” and were able to convert 30 out of 100.  With a twenty-point lead going into the third round, the team took charge of the match and led 160 to 110 at the end of the third quarter.  The team chose “World History” as its lightning round and scored 50/100 while Cimarron chose “Geologic Eras” and scored an impressive 70/100, but it was insufficient to overcome the Dusters’ commanding lead, and the Dusters advanced to the semifinals with a 210/180 victory.

                                    Beaver                  Cimarron

1st quarter

           70

           20

2nd quarter

           30

           60

3rd quarter

           60

           30

4th quarter

           50

           70

Final

         210

         180

Individual Statistics: Captain Cody Gregory-70 points, Ronald Ramirez-30 points, Evan Cramer-20 points, Chelsey Meier-10 points. Scorekeeper: Callie Chockley.

     Boise City, who had defeated Oklahoma Bible Academy in the first round, was the next opponent for the Dusters. The Dusters were able to hold the Boise City team to only 20 points per quarter. The Dusters jumped out to a 60-point lead in the first round.  Given the option of playing or deferring, the team chose to play first in the second round and chose “Words beginning with the letters H-I”.  They worked through this category quite well and scored 70/100. The Boise City team chose “Forts” and were only able to score 20/100 points.   The Dusters caught fire during the third round and scored 80 points to Boise City’s 20. The third round found the Dusters with a 170-point lead. The fourth quarter saw Boise City choosing “Amendments” for its lightning round and they scored 20/100 points. The Dusters chose “Scientists” and scored 40/100. The final score of 270/80 sent the Dusters to the Championship Title game.

                              Beaver                 Boise City

1st quarter

        80

       20

2nd quarter

        70

       20

3rd quarter

        80

       20

4th quarter

        40

       20

Final

      270

       80

Individual Statistics: Gregory-120 points, Meier-20 points, Ramirez-10 points, Chockley-10 points, Adam Barby.  Timer: Karlista Greenfield

     The Championship game pitted Beaver against a strong Canton team, who had defeated Laverne and Buffalo to get to the finals.  Once again, the Dusters took command and finished the first quarter with a 30-point lead.  The Dusters chose to defer. Canton chose “People in the News” for their lightning round and scored 20/100. The Dusters chose “Movie Decades” and scored 60/100. At the end of the first half the Dusters led 120/50.  Captain Cody Gregory had an amazing third quarter scoring 80 of the 90 points scored in the quarter.  The Dusters had the game clinched at the end of that quarter with a score of 210/70.  The Canton team swept their final lightning round of “Gods and Goddesses” with a perfect 100 points, but it was a case of too little, too late. The Dusters chose “Potpourri—Fine Arts” and scored 30/100.  The Dusters were crowned Area champs with a final score of 240/170.

                               Beaver                   Canton

1st quarter

       60

       30

2nd quarter

       60

       20

3rd quarter

       90

       20

4th quarter

       30

     100

Final

      210

     170

Individual Statistics: Gregory-130 points, Meier-10 points, Ramirez, Cramer. Timer: Greenfield

The teams’ season record is 23 wins/4 losses. Sheryl Melton is the team coach.

Sweetheart Banquet planned Feb. 6

A special evening is in store on Feb. 6, 2003 as Beaver Beyond 2000 presents its third annual "Sweetheart Banquet."

Tickets for the event are $25 per person and can be purchased from any member of the group, including president Gregg Weber, vice-president Dennis Zimmerman or public relations director Brent Lansden. Others selling tickets include: Don Jenkins, Kirk Fisher, Mike Ford, Craig Downing, Bryan Elwood or Mike Blackard.

"This is a great opportunity for our local people to stay in town with their sweethearts for the night," Weber said. "We hope that everyone will come out and support our group and the activities we have been involved in."

This year’s banquet, which features a steak dinner with all the trimmings, will showcase one of the best college show choirs in the state. The Roustabouts, from Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, will give a stage performance. The group features Beaver High School graduate Jaci Jenkins.

The Roustabouts are currently raising money so they can perform on a cruise ship. The group has performed at high schools and for civic groups across the state. They tour for recruiting purposes for the college and for Roustabout members.

Many Panhandle students have been members of the group over the years. The 30-member group will bring their own lights, sound system and costumes to Beaver for the evening.

For more information about this year’s banquet, contact Weber at 625-4511 or Jenkins at 625-3331.

Beaver school board had

regular meeting January 6

The Beaver Board of Education had its regular monthly meeting on Monday, January 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the board conference room.

The meeting was called to order by President Chris Janko. Members present were: Janko, Tammie Cline, Mechille Pester and Brent Lansden. Others present were: Jamie Kee, Darrell Looper, Scott Kinsey and minutes clerk Vickie Starr.

Because of the vacancy left from the resignation of Terry Pillars, the Board voted unanimously to appoint Jamie Kee for the remainder of the term. Kee has been a longtime member of the board. Kee read the Oath of Office as administered by Cline, then signed the Loyalty Oath.

In other business, the Board:

Accepted the insurance package and renewal from the OSSBA Insurance Trust after meeting with Mr. Looper.

Heard and approved financial reports as presented.

Heard about enrollment numbers, calendar updates and changes, as well as upcoming tournament brackets in the administrative report. The extra-duty contract for Jan Payne was signed by Janko.

The board moved into executive session for confidential communications with legal counsel concerning the claim made by Cindy Carter.

Upon returning to regular session, the Board directed the district’s attorney to continue negotiations and considerations of Carter’s claim and proceed with efforts to settle as directed by the board.

With no new business, the board proceeded with the approval of general fund encumbrances in the amount of $11,514.63.

Lucas plans panhandle visits

U.S. Third District Congressman Frank Lucas will hold meetings in eight counties in northwestern Oklahoma and the Panhandle on Feb. 3 and 4.

The public is encouraged to attend the meetings to hear of recent issues in Congress they should be concerned about, and to express to Lucas their concerns.

Every year, Lucas conducts town hall meetings in all counties in his congressional district to give his constituents an opportunity to meet with the congressman. Lucas is committed to continuing this tradition in the counties in northern and western Oklahoma, stretching from the Oklahoma panhandle to parts of Tulsa, and from Yukon to Altus in the southwest.

His town meeting schedule for Feb. 3 is as follows:

Monday, Feb. 3

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. - Boise City, Panhandle Telephone Cooperative meeting room, 215 W. Main.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Guymon, Texas County Extension Center, 301 N. Main.

1 to 2 p.m. - Beaver, First Security Bank, 15 S. Douglas.

 

 

 

January 16, 2003

Beaver Schools have announced Perfect Attendance Rolls for the second nine weeks and first semester.

Second Nine Weeks

Pre-K: Braden Bobeck, Fernando Castillo, Oakley Cudd, Michael Haynes, Brianna Hoover, Hunter Starr, Dylan Tillery.

Kindergarten: Michael Cano, Shalyn Farrington, Brittany Miles, Benjamin Phelps, Garrett Weber.

Grade 1: Christian Cates, Devin Hoover, Gunnar Lansden, Trae Pugh.

Grade 2: Andy Bennett, Kalie Hoover, Cassandra Howell, Morgan Martin, Wesley Millikan, Shelby Perry.

Grade 3: Luis Chavez, Carson Depew, Kaleb McDonald, Slayde Meyer, McKayla Winchester.

Grade 4: Erin Becker, Samuel Becker, Eric Breon, McCayla Brown, Jeremiah Campbell, Benjamin Engelman, Anna McDonald, Tanner McFarland, Hayden Plain, Nicholas Pugh, Cody Sutton, Savannah Tillman, Cole Trippet.

Grade 5: Nathan Brennon, Jacob Bridwell, Sarah Cassingham, Randa Depew, Jordan Estala, Destiny Fine, Tim Hickey, Kristy Noble, Daniel Reed, Zachary Rife, Samantha Sharp.

Grade 6: Sara Bennett, Cody Brennon, Emily Chockley, Harrison Erdman, Jerrod Howell, Kyler McDonald, Kael McFarland, Krista Mounsey, Chris Penland, Jay Pillars, Melda Skipper.

First Semester

Pre-K: Braden Bobeck, Fernando Castillo, Oakley Cudd, Brianna Hoover.

Kindergarten: Michael Cano, Brittany Miles, Garrett Weber.

Grade 1: Gunnar Lansden, Trae Pugh.

Grade 2: Andy Bennett, Kalie Hoover, Shelby Perry.

Grade 3: Luis Chavez, Kaleb McDonald, Slayde Meyer, McKayla Winchester.

Grade 4: Samuel Becker, Eric Breon, Anna McDonald, Tanner McFarland, Hayden Plain, Nicholas Pugh, Cody Sutton, Savannah Tillman, McCayla Brown.

Grade 5: Nathan Brennon, Jacob Bridwell, Jordan Estala, Destiny Fine, Kristy Noble, Daniel Reed, Samantha Sharp.

Grade 6: Sara Bennett, Cody Brennon, Harrison Erdman, Jerrod Howell, Jay Pillars, Kael McFarland, Krista Mounsey, Kyler McDonald.

Beaver Schools have announced Superintendent’s and Principal’s Honor Rolls for the second nine weeks and the first semester.

Second Nine Weeks Superintendent’s Honor Roll

Grade 12: Sarah Brommer, Callie Chockley, Karlista Greenfield, Mara Kee, Summer McVay, Chelsey Meier.

Grade 11: Kassie Howard, Marti Jones.

Grade 10: Bobby Arnold, Jennifer Glascock, Sara Kinney, Paige McVay.

Grade 9: Kristin Carpenter, Tova Durfey, Annie Gomez, Willy Lopez.

Grade 8: Janeth Carreon, Morgan Downing, Josh Malone, Lacey Penland.

Grade 7: Rachael Breon, Ellie Bridwell, Brie Jones, Nathan Jones, Irene Lopez.

Grade 6: Marina Dobbs, Kyler McDonald, Erin Tillery, Tanner Yeomans.

Grade 5: Samantha Sharp.

Grade 4: Eric Breon, Jeremiah Campbell, Shaye Gregory, Jodi Kennedy, Anna McDonald, Cody Sutton, Blake Williams.

Second Nine Weeks Principal’s Honor Roll

Grade 12: Meagan Castillo, Cody Gregory, Britt Hilton, Jason Lee, Christina Mahaffey, Stephanie McCarty, Calleb Mosburg, Will Payne, Kambra Reddick, Torie Richerson, Jeff Rothmeier, Eric White.

Grade 11: Taryn Evans, Tyler Harmon, JP Harness, Dace Jamison, Katey Luethy, Candice Rose, Houston Sauer, Kirby Smith, Sabra Stone.

Grade 10: Brent Bechthold, Misty Burghardt, Katy Clark, Blake Davis, Kelly Finley, Chad Greenfield, Krist James, Trey Jamison, Rosalba Martinez, Adam Mosburg, Stefani Overton, Meagan Richardson, Drew Russell, Sarah Wailes.

Grade 9: Kyle Barby, Wade Payne, Brandon Renshaw, Chuck Salisbury, Donald Venable.

Grade 8: Cody Campbell, Ashley Carpenter, Skee Hardin, Kara James, Drew Long, Tye Richerson, J J Treadwell, Chase Trippet, Jacob Winchester.

Grade 7: Janene Estala, Amanda Frederick, Janel Lamar, Jay Rose.

Grade 6: Emily Chockley, Harrison Erdman, Kamee Gabel, Kade Lamle, Kael McFarland, Zachery McLemore, Krista Mounsey, Chris Penland.

Grade 5: Jacob Bridwell, Randa Depew, Jordan Estala, Diana Frederick, Kira Jacobson, Zach Rife.

Grade 4: Erin Becker, Samuel Becker, Ben Engelman, Tanner McFarland, Cody Miner, Savannah Tillman, Cole Trippet.

First Semester Superintendent’s Honor

Grade 12: Callie Chockley, Karlista Greenfield, Mara Kee, Summer McVay, Chelsey Meier.

Grade 11: Kassie Howard, Marti Jones.

Grade 10: Bobby Arnold, Jennifer Glascock, Sara Kinney, Paige McVay, Drew Russell.

Grade 9: Kristin Carpenter, Tova Durfey, Annie Gomez, Willy Lopez.

Grade 8: Janeth Carreon, Morgan Downing, Josh Malone, Lacey Penland.

Grade 7: Rachel Breon, Ellie Bridwell, Brie Jones, Nathan Jones, Irene Lopez.

Grade 6: Marina Dobbs, Kamee Gabel, Erin Tillery, Tanner Yeomans.

Grade 5: Samantha Sharp.

Grade 4: Eric Breon, Jeremiah Campbell, Shaye Gregory, Jodi Kennedy, Anna McDonald, Cody Sutton, Cole Trippet, Blake Williams.

First Semester

Principal’s Honor Roll

Grade 12: Sarah Brommer, Heather Cassingham, Cody Gregory, Britt Hilton, Jason Lee, Christina Mahaffey, Stephanie McCarty, Devry McDonald, Calleb Mosburg, Will Payne, Kambra Reddick, Torie Richerson, Jeff Rothmeier, Eric White.

Grade 11: Dillon Cramer, Taryn Evans, Tyler Harmon, JP Harness, Katey Luethy, Candice Rose, Houston Sauer, Kirby Smith, Sabra Stone.

Grade 10: Brent Bechthold, Misty Burghardt, Katy Clark, Blake Davis, Kelli Finley, Chad Greenfield, Kristi James, Trey Jamison, Rosalba Martinez, Adam Mosburg, Stefani Overton, Zack Rankin, Meagan Richardson, Sarah Wailes.

Grade 9: Kyle Barby, Candice Covel, Kyra Littlefield, Wade Payne, Brandon Renshaw, Blake Trippet, Donald Venable.

Grade 8: Cody Campbell, Ashleigh Carpenter, Sam Engelman, Jordan Erdman, Skee Hardin, Dillon Hilton, Kara James, Kaylee Kennedy, Drew Long, Tye Richerson, Sarah Tibbetts, Chase Trippet, Jacob Winchester.

Grade 7: Janene Estala, Amanda Frederick, Janel Lamar, Myriah McVay, Jay Rose, J T Yeomans.

Grade 6: Yadiro Castillo, Emily Chockley, Harrison Erdman, Kade Lamle, Kyler McDonald, Kael McFarland, Chris Penland.

Grade 5: Jacob Bridwell, Randa Depew, Jordan Estala, Diana Frederick, Kira Jacobson, Zach Rife.

Grade 4: Erin Becker, Samuel Becker, Ben Engelman, Tanner McFarland, Cody Miner, Rachael Mosburg, Catie Rife, Savannah Tillman.

100th birthday for Celestine Barby January 27

"I am going to live to be a hundred."

Those are the determined words of Celestine Barby, born January 27, 1903, in Cordell, OK to her parents, James and Louisa Pearson, who named her Anna Celestine Pearson. Lestie, as she is known to family and friends, has witnessed the unfolding of a whole century, the Twentieth Century, with its excitement of innovation and discovery, from travel by covered wagon to flying by plane to visit faraway places, as well as the many other accomplishments of science and technology, especially those improving the lives of women as they provided for their families.

You are invited to attend Celestine Barby’s 100th Birthday Celebration on Saturday, January 25, 2003 from 2-4 p.m. at the Grace Living Center, 429 East Downs, Woodward, OK

Come share memories with her on this special day. Your presence or a card will be present enough. RSVP to 2820 Edgewater, Woodward, OK 73801 or call 580-254-5858.

Hosts for this special occasion are Nyla Johnson, Norma Cafky, Ruby Williams, Connie McGinnis and Paul Barby.

Academic Team - Members of the Beaver High School academic team include, from left, Karlista Greenfield, Chad Greenfield, Adam Barby, Ronald Ramirez, Evan Cramer, Cody Gregory, Callie Chockley and Chelsey Meier.

 

January 9, 2003

BHS academic team continues

winning ways; Preparing for Area

The Beaver High School Academic Team is continuing its winning ways.

The team journeyed to Hooker for the Oklahoma Red Carpet Academic Conference Championship on December 2. The BHS team had clinched the East Conference Title in November and faced the West Conference Champ Hooker High School. Beaver took control of the game early and defeated Hooker 90-80 in the championship match.

The Conference trophy wasn’t the only hardware the team brought home. Captain Cody Gregory, an All-Conference designate, was named the ORCAC Most Valuable Player. The honor is given to the top player in the 18-school conference. Gregory was also named to the All-Star team. The All-Star team is comprised of the top five players from each side of the conference.

The BHS Academic Team has been invited to the Northern Oklahoma College Academic Tournament at Tonkawa on January 8. Twenty schools from Oklahoma will compete at the tournament. The tournament will be a good warm-up for team as they advance to the Area Academic Tournament to be held January 16th in Enid. The Area Champion and Runner-up will compete in the State Academic Tournament to be held February 8th.  Home

 

December 26, 2002

Beaver town board continues airport expansion

The Town of Beaver’s Board of Trustees took another step in its airport project during the regular monthly meeting held Dec. 12.

Mayor Mike Ford called the meeting to order. Those present were: Ford, David Glascock, Bobby Mosburg and Chris Berry. Gina Downing was absent. Others in attendance were City Manager Don Jenkins and Town Clerk Barbara Chockley.

A resolution was passed to make application to OEDA for the 2003 REAP funding in the amount of $49,999, money that will be used for the continuing airport project.

"That money will be used for the land purchase, legal fees and burying the power lines at the south end of the airport," Ford said. "This project has been ongoing for well over a year now. We have made some small progress, and we hope to see it come to fruition soon."

The Board also passed a resolution calling for an election to elect three Board of Trustees positions and Town Clerk - and set the dates for filing and for a general election.

In other action, the Board:

Approved the application of Teri Pratt as a volunteer firemen for the Town of Beaver.

Tabled any action on opening east 5th street and north Quinn.

Approved a 10-foot waiver at 524 Ave. M to allow for the construction of a carport by Zimmerman Builders.

Amended the zoning regulation at 914 W. Main to allow Raymona and Curtis Anderson to conduct a home-based business.

Tabled the waiver requested by Terry Kile for lack of information.

Discussed that Mayor Ford has received some letters from school children requesting a recycling program be implemented for the Town of Beaver. In the past, because of the logistics to Beaver, there has not been any way to get the recyclable products to recyclers. Research will be done to find whether things have changed for this area.

Agreed to go along with the school to make application for grand funding to construct a walking trail on school property. The Board agreed to administer the grant if received. An agreement of responsibilities will be made later.

Voted to give officer Kyle Tillery a $50 per month raise. He has completed six months of work satisfactorily.

Approved claims and purchase orders in the following amounts: $29,036.84 from the General Fund; $20,401.12 from the Cash Utility Fund; $2,459.63 from the Bus Transit Fund and $771.70 from the Airport Fund.

Public Works

In the Public Works portion of the meeting, the Board discussed recent sewer problems in the hospital area. There will be some regular maintenance procedures both the hospital and city will adhere to. The town will have the lines scoped to find other whether there is some deterioration of the main sewer lines.

The Board also approved claims and purchase orders from the PWA Operating Fund in the amount of $30,122.69.

The meeting ended at 8:44 p.m.  Home

Chamber turkey drawings end,

final winners are announced

The final winners in the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce’s "holiday turkey giveaway" have been announced by president Glenn Hardin.

Winners were as follows:

Pooh’s Place - Claudine Knight.

Brent’s Pics - Rhonda Hoover (donated to Christmas basket).

Flowers and Gifts by Kathy - Laura Avey.

Love’s - Robert Jacobson.

High Plains Quick Stop (Beaver) - Sara Madden.

Beaver Lumber (2) - Pat Miner and Joe Compton.

Howard Equipment and Sales - Donna Spaid, Charles Ulrich.

Beaver Hardware - Waunita Cochran.

Bank of Beaver (Forgan) - Ola Mangham.

Ozzie’s (Forgan) - Judy Bryer.

Darlene Lansden Appraisals - Lori Zimmerman.

Downing’s Market - Cheryl Greenlee.

Cactus Grill - Jerry McCoy.

High Plains Quick Stop (Turpin) - Ada Horn.

Ned and Darlene’s (5) - Roy Bobeck, James Leatherman, C.W. Herron, Kalen Gabel, Dolle Needham.

Howard Drilling (3) - Roy Robicheaux, Robert Kazee, Maton McLemore.

Herald Democrat (2) - Marilyn Newman, Merlene Sharp.

Pugh’s Otasco (2) - Mike Rodriguez, Nathan Davis.

Duckwall’s - Jessica Ritterbush, Evelyn Shadden.

For more information about the turkey giveaways, call the Chamber office at 625-4726.

Lighting winners

The Chamber also announced its lighting contest winners, an event sponsored by Excel Energy.

First place: Allen Cunningham, 224 East 3rd Street, $25 in Chamber Bucks.

Second Place: Robert Kazee, 521 Ave. E, $15 in Chamber Bucks.

Third Place: Kenneth Sallee, 723 Douglas, $10 in Chamber Bucks.

Honorable mention (past winners) were given to: Jim Loepp and John Hesler.

Winners need to pick up their Chamber Bucks at the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce office.  Home

 

 

December 12, 2002

School board approves proposal for walking trail

The Beaver Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the board conference room.

President Chris Janko called the meeting to order. Those present were: Janko, Tammie Cline, Mechille Pester and Brent Lansden. Others in attendance included: Reta Love, Stephanie Mather, Gregg Weber, Arlene Brown, Beth Mosburg, Darrell Looper, Read Cates, Scott Kinsey, Vickie Starr and Lucy Venable.

Gregg Weber, president of Beaver Beyond 2000, was present to address the board on the possibility of a mile-long walking trail on the school’s land west of the baseball field.

The project will only be possible with funding from the State of Oklahoma Recreational Trails Program and with services from the county to provide equipment and labor to aid in construction.

The Town of Beaver has agreed to assume the responsibility of mowing along the trail, maintaining the walking surface, repairing the lights and paying the electric bill. The group requested the use of the property for 25 years.

The motion was approved by a 4-0 vote by the board.

Arlene Brown and Beth Mosburg, officers in the Beaver Booster Club, also met with the board and requested possible fund-raisers during basketball season, including: cash jar, taco supper, pie by the slice at district at Regionals and a concession stand to be set up during the spring. That motion also carried by a 4-0 vote of the board.

The board also heard discussion concerning the procedures of figuring pass/fail courses into the students’ grade point average. Because some students have a latter grade and some a pass/fail in driver’s education, it was recommended that an addendum to board policy be added, which will eliminate the driver’s education grade from being included in grade point averages for all students, including the 2002/03 senior class. That motion was carried 4-0 by the board as well.

In other action, the Board:

Amended policy EIED concerning current graduation requirements because of the difference in the State of Oklahoma’s credit requirements. Each case shall be viewed separately by the administration.

Granted the request of Taryn Evans to use the auditorium on May 4, 2003 for a dance recital.

Approved the proposed regular board meeting dates for the 2003 calendar year.

Approved the transfer request from Krista James for her daughters, Kristi and Kara, to attend Beaver Schools on a transfer from the Balko district.

Accepted the resignation of Terry Pillars, board seat No. 4.

Approved the final budget for 2002-03.

Tabled the matter concerning the school’s property and casualty insurance.

Heard financial reports, along with this year’s possible 13-15% cut in state aid.

Heard from Mr. Kinsey, who reported on calendar updates. Board member points and high school tournament brackets were also distributed.

Took no official action regarding the claim made by Cindy Carter.

Approved the following encumbrances: $11,434.63 from the General Fund and $250.00 from the CNA Fund.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.  Home

Swartz wins final contest; Bowers gets prize

Kathy Swartz of Turpin is the week 14 (final) winner of First Security Bank’s Football Contest, published last week in the Herald-Democrat. Swartz became the second repeat winner, having won the contest in week seven.

Swartz won the contest with two misses via the tiebreaker. She guessed that Forgan and Pond Creek-Hunter would combine for 38 points in the Class C title game last Saturday. The two combined for 33 points in the PC-Hunter 21-12 victory. Others with two misses were Cheri Sutton and Scott Kinsey.

There were 93 entries in last week’s contest, which featured 10 high school games, one NFL contest and the OU-Colorado game in the Big 12 championship.

Also, Justin Bowers of Woodward was named the grand prize winner Monday morning. Bowers won the contest twice and will be awarded the grand prize of $250.

Each week, the winner of the contest won $25 from First Security Bank. We appreciate their sponsorship of the contest for the past 14 weeks.

Here’s a look at this week’s results:

Pond Creek-Hunter 21, Forgan 12.

Weleetka 28, Medford 20.

Ringling 20, Crooked Oak 12.

Thomas 28, Okeene 7.

Pawnee 31, Davis 25.

Millwood 21, Heritage Hall 19.

Sulphur 26, Seminole 13.

Guthrie 16, Tulsa Washington 13.

Tulsa Union 52, Broken Arrow 3.

San Francisco 31, Dallas 27.

Oklahoma 29, Colorado 7.

Here’s a look at the past winners:

Week 1 - Jim Sutherland.

Week 2 - Marsha Harrison.

Week 3 - Brian Stalder.

Week 4 - Scott Kinsey.

Week 5 - Kody Martinez.

Week 6 - Justin Bowers.

Week 7 - Kathy Swartz.

Week 8 - Bryan Elwood.

Week 9 - Kyler McDonald and Kyle Tillery.

Week 10 - Todd Kerr.

Week 11 - Glen Love.

Week 12 - Chad Harrison.

Week 13 - Justin Bowers.

Week 14 - Kathy Swartz.  Home

 

Beaver man killed in Thursday wreck

A Beaver man was killed Thursday, November 28 when his pickup collided with another pickup at a Beaver County intersection, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.

Neil D. Holmes, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene, about six miles east and five miles south of Beaver, the patrol said.

Holmes was eastbound on a county road about 7:40 a.m. when it was struck in the passenger side by a pickup driven by Jesse J. Lewis, 24, of Balko, the patrol said. Lewis was driving northbound on a county road, troopers said.

After the collision, the pickup driven by Lewis went through a fence and stopped in a field while the pickup driven by Holmes went into a broad slide, the patrol said. Holmes was thrown out of the pickup, troopers said.

Lewis was treated and released from the Beaver County Memorial Hospital, the patrol said.

Neither driver was wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.

Funeral services for Holmes were Monday at the First Baptist Church in Beaver. A 1997 graduate of Beaver High School, Holmes was a member of the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department and was employed by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

He is survived by his parents, Billy and Linda Holmes of Woodward and Helen Mary and Wayne Clements of San Angelo, Texas, along with three sisters, two brothers, grandparents and a host of many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

 

 

Around 150 junior high and high schools students attended the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Choral Camp held June 16-19 on the Weatherford campus. Students participated in various activities and worked on music in preparation for a final concert on the last day of camp. Attending from Beaver were from the left: Tyler Harmon and Houston Sauer.

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BHS Academic Team headed to Area

The Beaver High School Academic team has advanced to the Area tournament. The team played in the Regional tournament on Nov. 16 at Laverne. Ten schools participated in the regional contest and Beaver, the top seed in the bracket, received the runner-up title.

Beaver was awarded a bye in the first round. The second round match pitted the Dusters against Medford. After a slow first round, the team caught fire and defeated the Cardinals 230-80.

Advancing to the next round, the Dusters played a powerful Cherokee academic team. The lead was traded throughout the match. After a nail-biting fourth quarter, the Dusters pulled it out with a score of 190-180.

The victory sent Beaver into the championship round against Buffalo. Beaver had defeated the Bison team three times during the regular season but this match had a few bad breaks for the Dusters and many quick buzzers for the Bison. The final score in the championship round ended 230-180 in favor of Buffalo.

Both teams will now advance to the Area Tournament, set January 11, 2002 at OBA in Enid.

The team is led by captain Cody Gregory (180 total points) and teammates Ronald Ramirez (60 points), Chelsey Meier (30 points), Evan Cramer, Adam Barby, Callie Chockley, Karlista Greenfield and Chad Greenfield.

The team’s coach is Mrs. Sheryl Melton and their record is now an impressive 18-2.

Team wins district

Beaver High School is now the home of the District Academic Team Champions and the Oklahoma Red Carpet Academic Conference East Champions.

The district team included: Cody Gregory, Ronald Ramirez, Evan Cramer, Chelsey Meier, Callie Chockley, and Karlista Greenfield.

The academic team also competed November 2 at Ft. Supply for the ORCAC conference title and won every game they played (7 wins, 0 losses).

The games and scores were as follows: (Beaver 120, Buffalo 110); (Beaver 120, Fargo 40); (Beaver 110, Forgan 80); (Beaver 110, Ft. Supply 50); (Beaver 110, Gage 10); (Beaver 120, Laverne 90); (Beaver 100, Shattuck, 40). Team captain Cody Gregory led the scoring with a total of 470 points. Ronald Ramirez and Shawn Strong rounded out the team.

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OSU Extension Office to sponsor "listening session"

What are the issues and concerns that need to be addressed in Beaver County to help the citizens and county in the years ahead? What can be done to assure a better quality of life and prosperity in the 21st century?

Individuals interested in a better future for themselves, their family and their community are encouraged to participate in the Oklahoma Community Listening Session Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Beaver County Fairgrounds, said Rick Nelson, Beaver County Extension educator.

Listening sessions are being conducted in every county as a statewide effort of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service of Oklahoma State University to bring together diverse individuals, groups and organizations to identify issues and concerns.

Once the needs are identified, focus teams will be organized to develop specific plans of action, said David Foster, associate director of Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Services.

"We want to get a broad-based input into this process so that a plan can be developed for the future of each county and Oklahoma as a whole," Foster said. "We especially want other local, state and federal agencies and organizations to participate. Many of the needs and concerns of the people can be addressed through partnerships with other groups and organizations."

The listening session process will help the Extension Service develop its long-range plan from 2004 to 2009.

Foster said the true goal is to facilitate the identification of common issues and define a process whereby these issues can be solved to create a better economic environmental and social situation in communities across the state.

"Participating agencies, groups and organizations could better focus on issues and programs related to their missions and interests and the needs of the local people," Foster said. "We view this process as a partnership effort with all of us working together for the future of Oklahoma."

Mr. Nelson said the involvement of individuals in identifying needs and concerns is crucial. "If you want to have a voice in the future of Beaver County, be sure to attend the listening session on Nov. 21," Nelson said. "This is your opportunity to help shape the future!"

For more information about the event, contact Nelson at the local office. The phone number is 625-3464. 

In Sept. 17 election. . .

Beaver voters to decide continuance of bond

This past July, the Beaver Board of Education passed a resolution asking the voters in the Beaver School District to continue a 3-year bond issue in the amount of $325,000.

The resolution is broken down into separate parts: $230,000 of the issue will be used to replace and/or update the transportation needs of the district and $95,000 will be used for facility maintenance, fixtures and equipment and other repair items needed to the buildings/facilities.

The voters will be asked to approve (it takes a 60 percent vote of the people) this continuance on Sept. 17 along with the run off elections across the state. The last issue, which was held in April of 2000, was approved by the voters by nearly 80 percent.

"The school staff and students certainly appreciate the support that is given to us by our patrons and community members," Beaver Superintendent of Schools Scott Kinsey said.

On the transportation question, funds will be used to replace route buses and surburbans used for student activity transportation, agriculture department transportation and other vehicle maintenance and/or upgrades.

The funds for repair/remodeling and improving school district sites will be used for things such as sidewalk repair, air conditioning/heating, carpeting and/or tile work to repair leads, door maintenance, hot water heat maintenance, continued security lights, glass cover, lock maintenance, outside freezer door replacement at lunchroom and playground fall zone material.

"These are just a few of the projects and items that need attention so that we may provide a safe and secure learning environment for our students and staff here at Beaver Schools," Kinsey said.

All voters are encouraged to get out and exercise your right to vote as an American citizen. Polls will be open from 7 to 7. Home

Dr. Omar Zantua joins

medical staff at BCMH

The Beaver County Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Omar A. Zantua, MD has joined the hospital’s active medical staff.

Dr. Zantua obtained his undergraduate degree and his medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at the prestigious Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester, an affiliate of New York Medical College in New Rochelle, New York where he served as chief medical resident.

Dr. Zantua then returned to the Philippine to work in the family-owned Zantua General Hospital. He continued his practice there until his departure for the Oklahoma Panhandle. Dr. Zantua’s primary specialty is internal medicine, but he also enjoys geriatrics.

Dr. Zantua’s office hours at the Community Clinic are Monday from 9 a.m. and Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and he is at the Community Clinic of Turpin from 1 to 5 p.m. on Mondays.

Please join the BCMH in welcoming Dr. Zantua to our community on July 10 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Community Clinic of Beaver for a reception.