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MANGUM STAR NEWS, Thursday, May 21, 2015, Section A, Page 9

Yesteryears

Hollis Receives Technology Grant Power Plant From Page 1

By Calvin Argo
Do you
you remember
remember hearing
hearing the
the phrase
phrase as
as slow
slow asasChristmas?
Christmas?
Do
Well, II guess
guess that
that came
came to
to be
be because
because as
as kids
kids we
we were
were wishing
wishing
Well,
that Christmas
Christmas would
would get
here quicker
quicker than
did. After
After we
we got
got
that
get here
than it did.
married and had
had aa family
family Christmas
Christmas came
came too
too quickly
quickly every
every year.
year.
married
Well, Memorial
Memorial weekend
weekend is
wonder how
how did itit get
get
Well,
is upon
upon us
us and we wonder
here so
here
so soon.
soon.
Memorial
Day
was
begun
for
a
day
set
aside
to
remember
Memorial Day was begun for day set aside to remember
those who
who gave
gave their
their life
life fighting
fighting for
for our
our country
country regardless
regardless of
of
those
which war.
war. Today
pause to remember
remember our loved
loved ones
ones who
who
which
Today we
we pause
have departed
departed this
this life. Yes, we
we honor
honor those
those who
who gave
gave their
their all as
as
have
we also
also remember
remember those
those veterans
veterans who
came home
home to live
live aa normal
normal
we
who came
life who
who have
have now
now gone
gone down
down the
the path
path that
that we
we all
all must
must trod
trod that
that
life
leads to
to death
death as
as that
that isis an
anappointment
appointment that
that we
we can
can not
not avoid.
avoid. As
As
leads
in
years
past
a
small
flag
will
be
placed
at
the
grave
of
each
vet
in years past a small flag will be placed the grave each veteran.
eran.
Most everybody
everybody will
to have
have flowers
flowers placed
placed at
at the
the graves
graves of
of
Most
will try to
their loved
loved ones
ones as I have
have told
told the girls
girls to get
get flowers
flowers for
their
for that
that oc
occasion and
and when
when II say
say girls
girls that
thatalso
alsoincludes
includes a adaughter-in-law
daughter-in-law
casion
who appears
who
appearsrather
ratheroften.
often.
Years ago
ago when
when II was
was growing
growing cotton
cotton we
we thought
thought that
that May
May
Years
was the
the month
month to
to plant
plant cotton.
cotton. This
This year
year with all
all the
the rain
rain which
which
was
we sure
sure needed
needed and
and the
the cool
cool weather
weather that is
is taking
taking place
place now,
now, itit
we
hasn't been
cotton.
hasn't
beenaatime
timetotoplant
plant
cotton.
We know
know the
the weather
weather will
will get
get warm
warm and the rain
rain will
will stop
stop for
for aa
We
while. This
This rain
rain has
has sure
sure made
made the
the pastures
pastures look
look great
great and
and some
some of
of
while.
the ponds
ponds are
are full.
full. So
So this
this isis aayear
yearthat
thatwe
wehave
havebeen
been missing
missing for
for
the
four years.
years. Possibly
Possibly we are
are getting
getting back
back to
to normal
normal as
as we
we haven't
haven't
four
seen the
from
bank
to bank
for several
years. years.
seen
the Red
RedRiver
Riverflowing
flowing
from
bank
to bank
for several
Another thing
thing that
that takes
takes place
place this
time of year
year is
is when
when the
the
Another
this time
kids will
will be
be out
out of
of school
school for
for this
this school
school year
year as
as the
thecolleges
colleges have
have
kids
already had
had their
their graduation
graduation and
soon the local
local schools
schools will do the
the
already
and soon
same.
same.
Memorial weekend
weekend is
time for
for Ron,
Ron, Hollis
Hollis and
and Dodson,
Dodson,
Memorial
is the time
Texas to
to have
have their
their annual
annual alumni
alumni for
for their
their school.
school. Dodson
Dodson will
will
Texas
th
th
anniver
honor the Veterans
Veterans from
as this
this isis the
the 70
70 anniverhonor
from World
World War
War 11
II as
th with the war in the
sary of
of the
the war
war ending
ending in
in Europe
Europe on
on May
May 88th
sary
with the war in the
Pacific ending
months
later.
Pacific
endinga afew
few
months
later.
As Im
Im writing
writing this
this itit isis raining
raining again.
again. We
We are
are looking
looking for
for the
the
As
drought to be
be taken
taken care
care of
of in
in our
our part
part of
of God's
God's creation.
creation. II still
still
drought
believe
in
the
old
Indian
signs
of
rain
which
works
every
time
and
believe the old Indian signs of rain which works every time and
is, when
when itit isiscloudy
cloudy all
all over
over and
and pouring
pouring down
down in
in the
the middle.
middle.
itit is,
That's what
what Im
Im seeing
seeing today.
today. In
In the
the future
future when
when the
the weather
weather
That's
changes and it dries
dries up
up the
the wheat
wheat harvest
harvest will be
be going
going on
on as
as well
well
changes
as aa lot
lot ofoffarmers
farmers trying
trying toto get
getsome
some cotton
cotton planted.
planted. Well,
Well, that's
that's
as
weather in
and
Texas!
weather
inOklahoma
Oklahoma
and
Texas!

Click It Or Ticket
Statewide law enforcement to participate in nationwide
Click It or Ticket campaign May 18 31
Law enforcement
enforcement agencies
will be
be taking
taking part
part
Law
agencies across
across the
the state
state will
in the
the annual
annual Click
Click ItIt oror Ticket
Ticket mobilization
mobilization May
May 18
18 -- 31,
31,
in
cracking down
down on drivers
drivers and
and passengers
passengers who
who are not
not buckled
buckled up
up
cracking
according to
according
tostate
statelaw.
law.
Those who choose
choose not
wear a seat
seat belt
belt will
will feel
feel the
the heat
heat
Those
not to wear
during this
this campaign,
campaign, said OHP
OHP Lt.
Lt. Troy
Troy German,
German, statewide
statewide ococ
during
cupant protection
protection coordinator.
coordinator. Motorists
Motorists should
buckle up every
every
cupant
should buckle
time they
they go
go out,
out, both
both day
day and
and night
night - no
no warnings
warnings and
time
and no
no ex
excuses.
cuses.
Oklahoma law requires
requires drivers
drivers and
and front
front seat
seat passengers
passengers age
age
Oklahoma
13 and
and over
over to
to have
have aasafety
safety belt
beltproperly
properly fastened
fastened at all
all times
times the
the
13
vehicle is being
being operated.
operated. Children
Children age
younger are
vehicle
age 12
12 and
and younger
are re
required to
to be
beproperly
properly restrained
restrained in
in the
theappropriate
appropriate car
car seat,
seat, booster
booster
quired
seat or seat
to the
childs
age and
seat
seatbelt,
belt,according
according
to the
childs
ageweight.
and weight.
We cant
cant make
make the
the decision
decision to buckle
buckle up for you,
you, and
and we
we
We
hope itit wont
wont take
take getting
getting aa ticket
ticket to
to help
help you
you remember
remember to
to fasten
fasten
hope
that seat
seat belt
belt oror buckle
buckle your
your child
child correctly,
correctly, German
German said.
said.
that
Unless you want to risk
risk aa ticket
ticket - or,
or, even
even worse,
worse, your
your life
life - you
you
Unless
must buckle
must
buckleup.
up.
According to the
the National
National Highway
Highway Transportation
Transportation Safety
Ad
According
Safety Administration, seat
save
about
13,000
lives each
ministration,
seatbelts
belts
save
about
13,000
livesyear.
each year.
The nationwide
nationwide campaign
campaign runs through
through the
the Memorial
Memorial Day
Day
The
holiday weekend,
weekend, when
many motorists
motorists will
traveling on U.S.
U.S.
holiday
when many
will be traveling
highways.
highways.
In 2013
2013 ininOklahoma:
In
Oklahoma:
678 people
on Oklahoma
roadways.
Restraint
use
678
peopledied
died
on Oklahoma
roadways.
Restraint
use
was known
of of
these.
was
knownon
on439
439
these.
Of those
those 439
55.1
percent
werewere
not restrained.
Of
439deaths,
deaths,
55.1
percent
not restrained.
More than
percent
of unrestrained
fatalities were
More
than40 40
percent
of unrestrained
fatalities were
ejected from
ejected
fromthe
thevehicle.
vehicle.
For
more
information
about
Oklahomas
occupant protection
protection
For more information about Oklahomas occupant
laws, visit
laws,
visitwww.ohso.ok.gov.
www.ohso.ok.gov.

This-N-That From
Here-N-There
Mangum Lions Club
Mangum Lions
Lions Club
Club will
will meet at
at 5:30
5:30 pm
pm atat the
the Mangum
Mangum
Mangum
Welcome Center
Center at 119
119 E.
E. Jefferson.
Jefferson. Plans
the Yeti
Yeti Cooler
Cooler
Welcome
Plans for the
drawing will
will be
be finalized
finalized as
as well
well as
as reports
reports from
from the
thescholarship
scholarship
drawing
presentation and
Educational Projects.
elec
presentation
and Educational
Projects.There
Therewill
willalso
alsobe
be an
an election of
of officers
officers for
for the
the coming
coming year
year atat this
thismeeting.
meeting. All
All Lions
Lions
tion
members and
and interested
interested folks
folks are
are invited
invitedtotoattend.
attend.Call
Call580-706580-706members
1315 for
1315
formore
moreinformation.
information.
Mangum Masonic Lodge And Lions Club
The
drawing
for the
the Yeti
Yeti Cooler
Cooler will
will be
be held
held on
onSaturday,
Saturday, May
May
The drawing for
23rd at
at the
the Mangum
Mangum Alumni
Alumni Parade.
Parade. There
still tickets
tickets availavail
23rd
There are
are still
able up
up until
until the
the drawing
drawing from
from any
any Mangum
Mangum Mason
Mason or
or Mangum
Mangum
able
Lion. The
be present
present to
to win.
win. The
Ma
Lion.
The winner
winner does
does not
not need
need to
to be
The Masonic Lodge
Lodge and
and the
the Lions
Lions Club
Club have
have partnered
partnered to
hold this
this fundfund
sonic
to hold
raiser
to
help
fund
educational
needs
of
the
Mangum
Edison
Ele
raiser to help fund educational needs of the Mangum Edison Elementary School
mentary
Schoolclasses.
classes.
Mangum Pool Hours
The Mangum
Mangum Pool
Pool will
will open
open May
May 25
25 at
at 1:00
1:00 P.M.
P.M. This
This will
will be
be
The
the only
only Monday
Monday the
the pool
pool is
is open
open to
to the
the public.
public. Pool
Pool hours
hours will
will be
be
the
Tuesday thru
thru Saturday
Saturday 1:00
6:00. In
In order
order to
to schedule
schedule aa Pool
Pool
Tuesday
1:00 to
to 6:00.
party please
manager
Mrs.Mrs.
Leamon
Webb.Webb.
party
pleasecontact
contactpool
pool
manager
Leamon
Greer County Coalition

Ron Caskey, technology director, Shelly Mefford, MS teacher,


Jennifer McQueen, Superintendent and Jared Robinson, MS/
HS principal
Schools receive more than $1.4 million in technology grants
Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust awards 22 schools
Students at 22
22 Oklahoma
Oklahoma schools
latest techtech
Students
schools will
will soon
soon find
find the
the latest
nology in their
their classrooms
classrooms thanks
thanks to more
more than
than $1.4
$1.4 million
million in
in
nology
grants from
from the
the Oklahoma
Oklahoma Educational
Educational Technology
Technology Trust
Trust
grants
(OETT).
(OETT).
The mission
mission of
of the
theOklahoma
Oklahoma Educational
Educational Technology
Technology Trust
Trust is
is
The
to equip
equip Oklahoma
Oklahoma common
common and
and CareerTech
CareerTech students
students with
with the
the
to
technology and
technological skills
compete in
the
technology
and technological
skills necessary
necessary to
to compete
in the
global marketplace.
marketplace. The
trust provides
provides funds
funds for equipment,
equipment, infrainfra
global
The trust
structure, leadership
leadership and
and professional
professional development
development to
to implement
implement
structure,
and advance
of of
technology
into into
classroom
instruction.
and
advanceintegration
integration
technology
classroom
instruction.
OETT grants
grants help
help schools
schools acquire
acquire the
the newest
newest educational
educational techtech
OETT
nologies,
like
tablets,
interactive
whiteboards
and
laptops,
well
nologies, like tablets, interactive whiteboards and laptops, as well
as train
train educators
educators on
on how
how to
to operate
operate and
and integrate
integrate these
these technolotechnolo
as
gies into
gies
intoclassroom
classroomlearning.
learning.
Each of
of this
this years
years grantee
grantee schools
schools will
will receive
receive $40,000
$40,000 to
to
Each
purchase new
new technology
technology equipment
equipment and
and $25,000
$25,000 for
for professional
professional
purchase
teacher development
training.
teacher
development
training.
The 22
grants
are:are:
The
22schools
schoolsreceiving
receiving
grants
Adas Washington
Center
Adas
WashingtonGrade
Grade
Center
Amber Pocasset
School
Amber
PocassetElementary
Elementary
School
Bartlesvilles Central
Middle
School
Bartlesvilles
Central
Middle
School
Bethany High
Bethany
HighSchool
School
Central High
School
Central
HighElementary
Elementary
School
Clintons Nance
School
Clintons
NanceElementary
Elementary
School
Deer Creek
Deer
CreekHigh
HighSchool
School
Dewey Elementary
Dewey
ElementarySchool
School
Edmonds Westfield
Elementary
School
Edmonds
Westfield
Elementary
School
Fort Towson
Fort
TowsonHigh
HighSchool
School
Greenville Elementary
School
Greenville
Elementary
School
Haworth Jr.
Haworth
Jr.High
HighSchool
School
Hollis Middle
Hollis
MiddleSchool
School
Hydro-Eakly Middle
School
Hydro-Eakly
Middle
School
McAlesters Edmond
Doyle
Elementary
School
McAlesters
Edmond
Doyle
Elementary
School
McAlesters Will
Elementary
School
McAlesters
WillRogers
Rogers
Elementary
School

Moores
Fisher
Elementary
School
Moores Fisher Elementary School
Morrison Elementary
School
Morrison
Elementary
School
Oklahoma Citys
FeFe
South
Charter
School
Oklahoma
CitysSanta
Santa
South
Charter
School

Stratford
Elementary
School
Stratford Elementary School
Union City
Union
CityHigh
HighSchool
School
Yukons Independence
Elementary
School
Yukons
Independence
Elementary
School
OETT is creating
creating long-term
long-term change
Okla
OETT
change for
for the
the benefit
benefit of
of Oklahomas students,
students, said
Berkenbile, OETT
Trus
homas
said Dr.
Dr. Phil Berkenbile,
OETT Board
Board of
of Trustees
chair.
A
total
of
229
Oklahoma
schools
have
received
OETT
tees chair. A total of 229 Oklahoma schools have received OETT
grants since
since they
they were
were first
first
grants
awarded in
in 2003,
2003, and
and OETT
OETT
awarded
grants have
have impacted
impacted technology
technology
grants
in the
the classrooms
classrooms of
of more
more than
than
in
92,000 students.
students. Additionally,
Additionally,
92,000
more than
than 8,350
8,350 teachers,
teachers, principrinci
more
pals, superintendents
superintendents and
admin
pals,
and administrators have received
received profesprofes
istrators
sional development
development training
training to
to
sional
assist students
students with
new techtech
assist
with the
the new
nology. These
These educators
educators have
have
nology.
been trained
trained on
on the
the best
best practices
practices
been
of high-achieving
high-achieving schools
schools and
and
of
integrating technology
technology into
class
integrating
into classroom curriculum.
room
curriculum.
OETT was
was established
established in
in
OETT
2001 as
result of
of an
an agreement
agreement
2001
as a result
between then-attorney
then-attomey general
general
between
Drew Edmondson
Edmondson and
and AT&T
AT&T
Drew
Oklahoma during
during the
the companys
companys
Oklahoma
transition to aa modern
modem form
form of
of
transition
regulation. As
agree
regulation.
As part
part of
of the agreement, AT&T
AT&T contributed
contributed $30
$30
ment,
million to
to OETT.
OETT. The
The trust
trust has
has
million
distributed almost
almost $17.5
$17.5 million
million
distributed
to
date.
to date.
The Oklahoma
Oklahoma Educational
Educational
The
Technology Trust
Trust continues
continues to
to
Technology
provide cutting
cutting edge
edge technology
technology
provide
and engaging
engaging learning
learning opportuniopportuni
and
ties for
for students
students in
in our
our state,
state,
ties
said Steve
Steve Hahn,
Hahn, president
president of
of
said
AT&T
Oklahoma.
AT&T
is
AT&T Oklahoma. AT&T is
proud to partner
partner with
with OETT
OETT in
in
proud
this endeavor
endeavor to
to serve
serve schools,
schools,
this
teachers and
teachers
andkids.
kids.
OETT is
is administered
administered by
by
OETT
Communities
Foundation
of
Communities
Foundation
of
Oklahoma and
and professional
professional de
Oklahoma
development
is
coordinated
velopment is coordinated
through the University
University of
Okla
through
of Oklahomas K20
K20 Center.
Center. For
addi
homas
For addit i ona
n all ii n
n fo
f o rr ma
m a tio
t i o n,
n , vviissit
it
tio
www.oett.org.
www.oett.org.

Edmond. When
power they
reset
Edmond.
Whenthere
thereisis an
an issue
issue with
with lost
lost power
they try
try to reset
system from
from their
their offices.
offices. IfIf that
doesnt work
send a
the system
that doesnt
work they
they send
lineman from
from Anadarko
Anadarko to
area. It
usually takes
takes about
about an
an hour
hour
lineman
to the area.
It usually
an hour
hour and
and aahalf
halfwhen
whenthat
thathappens.
happens. Recently
Recently they
they have
have been
been
to an
having aaproblem
a switch
in the
CreekCreek
area. area.
having
problemwith
with
a switch
in Lake
the Lake
When they
they determine
determine itit will
take over
over an hour,
hour, a decision
decision has
When
will take
be made
made concerning
concerning the use of
of the
the Mangum
Mangum Power
Power Plant
Plant to
to be
supply the
thethe
town.
supply
thepower
powertoto
town.
Mangum City
Manager, Curtis
Mangum
City Manager,
Curtis Bogart
Bogart explained,
explained, we
we try
try to
give Western
Western Farmers
Farmers as
much time
time as
as possible,
possible, but when
when they
they
give
as much
us itit will
will take
take aa while
while then
then we
we get
get things
things going
going at
at the
the power
power
tell us
plant.
plant.
Workers from
make their
their way
way to the
the plant
plant and
and
Workers
from the
the plant
plant have
have to
to make
on aa series
series ofofswitches
switches ininthe
thesubstation.
substation. These
These switches
switches dis
turn on
disconnect from
from Western
Western farmers.
farmers. Air
built up,
connect
Air pressure
pressurehas
has toto be
be built
and diesel
diesel lines
lines to
to the
the generators
generators open,
open, oil
oil pumps
pumps turned
turned on,
gas and
water to
turned
on and
motors.
water
tocool
coolthe
thegenerators
generators
turned
on then
and start
thenthe
start
the motors.
motors have
have to reach
reach aa certain
certain point
point with
with the
the RPM
RPM and
and
The motors
generated electricity
sent to
to the
the homes.
homes. It
generated
electricity before
before any
any power
power is
is sent
takes about
before
a generator
can becan
putbe
onput
line.on line.
takes
about4545minutes
minutes
before
a generator
first lines
lines receiving
receiving power
ones in the
the north
north part
part of
of
The first
power are
are the
the ones
city due
due to
to the
the nursing
nursing home
home and
and hospital.
hospital. Other
Other motors
motors are
are
the city
brought
on
line
as
power
is
then
sent
to
the
south
part
of
the
city
brought on line power then sent the south
the city
the lagoons
lagoons need
need their
their pumps
pumps working
working to help
help pump
pump water
water from
from
as the
the drains.
drains.
last part
part of
of the
the city
city totoreceive
receive power
power isis the
thewest
westside.
side. This
This
The last
week there
there was
was aa problem
problem when
when one
one of
of the
thegenerators
generators kicked
kicked
past week
right before
before it had
had reached
reached the
the point
point of
of getting
getting powers
powers to the
the
off right
lines. We
remember that
these generators
generators are
not new.
new.
lines.
We have
have to
to remember
that these
are not
They
range
in
age
from
75
to
45
years
old.
The
cost
to
start
and
They range age from 75 to 45 years old. The cost start and
forfor
an an
hour
is around
$2,000.
run these
thesegenerators
generators
hour
is around
$2,000.
Again, while
give Western
Western Farmers
Farmers time
the
Again,
while they
they try
try to give
time to
to get the
problem fixed,
times such
such as extreme
extreme cold
cold or heat
heat when
when
problem
fixed, there
there are
are times
onon
ourour
generators
would
be made
quicker.
the aa decision
decisiontototurn
turn
generators
would
be made
quicker.

Hollis School Announces


Summer Food Program
Hollis
PublicSchool
SchoolCafeteria
Cafeteria isisparticipating
in the
Sum
TheThe
Hollis
Public
participating
in the
SumFood
Service
Program.Meals
Meals will
to to
all all
children
mer mer
Food
Service
Program.
willbe
beprovided
provided
children
younger,without
without charge
charge and
same
for for
all chil
agedaged
18 18
andand
younger,
andare
arethethe
same
all chilregardless
race,color,
color, national
national origin,
ageage
or disabil
drendren
regardless
of ofrace,
origin,sex,
sex,
or disability, and
there
discrimination ininthe
of the
ity, and
there
willwill
bebenonodiscrimination
thecourse
course
of meal
the meal
service.
Meals
willbebeprovided
provided at
as follows:
service.
Meals
will
at the
thesites
sitesand
andtimes
times
as follows:
HollisElementary
Elementary Cafeteria
Hollis
Cafeteria
Operating
June1,2015
1,2015 to
Operating
June
toJuly
July23,2015
23,2015
NorthSixth,
Sixth, Hollis,
Hollis, OK
310310North
OK73550
73550
Lunch
from
10:30a.m.
a.m.--11:30
11:30 a.m.
- Thursday
Lunch
from
10:30
a.m.Monday
Monday
- Thursday
will
ClosedALL
ALL FRIDAYS
FRIDAYS ininJune
July.
SiteSite
will
bebeClosed
Juneand
and
July.

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