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TODAY: Areas of frost before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming south southwest between 5 and 10 mph. TONIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 40. South wind around 5 mph. SATURDAY: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly

sunny, with a high near 78. South wind between 5 and 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. SATURDAY NIGHT: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

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AT&T announces 3G is available at Grand Lake

From Staff Reports
Grove Sun
AT&T officially announced the

availability of its mobile broadband network in the Grand Lake area at a luncheon at the Cherokee Queen in Royal Bay. At the luncheon, representatives from AT&T explained the extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content to customers in the area. This year, AT&T has upgraded 22 cell sites to mobile broadband technology in the Grand Lake area. "We are constantly working to meet the demands of an ever-grow-

ing wireless network," said Steve Gray, vice president and general manager for Oklahoma and Arkansas. "AT&T invested more than $625 million in its Oklahoma wireless and wireline networks from 2008 through 2010. We're committed to providing faster data speeds and increased coverage and to improving our overall customer experience." "With wireless data traffic on the AT&T network growing by 8,000 percent over the past four years, demand for mobile broadband service is growing rapidly, and we want to meet that demand for our customers," said Bryan Gonterman, President of AT&T

Oklahoma. "We're excited to bring mobile broadband to the Grand Lake area. Our recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA also represents a major commitment to strengthen and expand our network. In fact, this deal, if approved, means that we'll be able to expand the next generation of mobile broadband 4G LTE from our current plan of 80 percent of the U.S. population to more than 97 percent." "Technology is important for growing communities like ours," said State Representative Doug Cox. "The citizens and businesses of this area will benefit for years to come from investments like

the one being made by AT&T." "Thousands of tourists travel our roads each year, and now they will have improved service on our information super-highway too," said Grove Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lisa Friden. "The investment AT&T is making in the Grand Lake area will benefit our citizens and our business and improve the experience visitors have here." AT&T's mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T has

the broadest international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in more than 200 countries. AT&T also offers voice and data roaming coverage on more than 135 major cruise ships, as well as mobile broadband services in more than 130 countries. For more information about AT&T's coverage in Grove or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure coverage quality from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.

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administered the oath of office for Principal Chief Baker. Baker's inauguration ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Sequoyah Schools' The Place Where They Play activity center. "I respectfully ask that all Cherokees join us for a celebration of our culture and our Nation," Baker said. "It's been a tough race and now we come together as one Nation, as we are all from one fire." Former Oklahoma governor David Walters will serve as Master of Ceremonies and the event will feature the world renowned CherokeeNational Youth Choir. In an historic first, the current chiefs of the three federallyrecognized Cherokee tribes will all be together for an inauguration as Chief Michell Hicks of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Chief George Wickliffe of the United Keetoowah

Band will attend. "I'm blessed and honored I was entrusted to become Chief of our Nation. I ask that all who can attend the Inauguration Ceremony do, and all who cannot pray for me and our Nation as we move forward," Baker said. Baker is a Tahlequah businessman who has served multiple terms as a representative on the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council. He holds degrees in Political Science and History in Education with minors in Sociology and Psychology. Baker and his wife Sherry have six children and nine grandchildren. Baker was re-elected to a sixyear term on the Council in 2007 and his successful campaign for Principal Chief means that another special election will be held by the Nation to fill his District 1, Seat 1 office. District 1 represents Cherokee County and the eastern portion of Wagoner County. Timelines for that election will be announced soon by the Cherokee Nation Election Commission.

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a roadblock at U.S. Highway 60 and Highway 43. Copeland said he saw the suspect's vehicle approaching with the deputies in pursuit. Before it reached the roadblock, however, the suspect truck veered off the

road and crashed. When deputies approached the vehicle they discovered that Davis had shot himself in the head with a handgun. Copeland did not specify the caliber. Davis was pronounced dead on the scene. Martinez, the deputy sheriff, is in good condition, and was released from the hospital later that evening, according to Evenson. John Ford and Wes Franklin of the Neosho Daily News contributed to this story. "For almost 30 years I have been serving the people of this country in the military or public service (law enforcement). That shows I am dedicated to serving my community and I want to continue to do so as your next sheriff. I have worked very hard learning what is needed to be a great sheriff and I hope I can get your vote," he said. Sykes is a member of the Eben Ezer Lutheran Church in Oaks, and three children who attend school in the Kansas School District. "I have a great family and I have their support," said Sykes. Sykes will be hosting several local meet and greets throughout Delaware County. policy for these types of developments before the new Harps center construction begins. Ivan Devitt was appointed as Trustee to the Grove Municipal Services Authority (GMSA). Mayor Follis said it was nice to see more than one person applied for the position. Robert (Bob) Henkle, Ron Lay and Michael Lewandowski were reappointed to their positions on the Grove Economic Development Authority (GEDA).

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Deputy, "to learn as much as pos-

sible about how a large facility operates," on the advise of Hickman. According to Sykes, this 650 bed facility is one of the strictest ran jails in the nation, with through background checks, Polygraph, Psychological and physical tests, which Sykes thinks all facilities should have. He has worked at this facility, run by Sheriff Keith Ferguson, since November 2010. "During the last three years, I have taken the steps learning from the best. I have an extensive law

enforcement background. I am certified in three states and have seventeen years experience with twelve as a supervisor. I have the knowledge and experience to bring a new perspective to the Sheriff's office that is better adapted to dealing with the current law enforcement issues in Delaware County," he states. Sykes served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years on active duty and the Oklahoma Army National Guard at Tahlequah, Okla. for three years as an engineer. He served as a supervisor for 10 of those years receiving two honorable discharges from the U.S. Navy and one from the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

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on to their many agenda

items and hear statements by residents of Meghan's Cove to have their properties annexed into the city limits, approved changes to the Signs and Billboards section of the city Zoning Ordinance and several new trustees were appointed or terms extended. In the city manager's report, Bruce Johnson discussed improvements to the plan to build a new terminal at the airport. Close to thirty residents and property owners from Meghan's Cove attended the meeting to voice their opin-

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ion and show support of the annexation. Upon first review, city staff and attorneys found that the city could not legally annex property that is not contingent with current city boundaries. Representatives from Meghan's Cove stated that in an agreement with the City of Grove signed in 1984, annexation was agreed upon and that agreement should void current state statutes. The city currently does not have an annexation policy and sought guidance from State of Oklahoma statues and the Attorney General's Office. Mayor Marty Follis asked staff to review the agreement and get back to council. He

stated that no action will be taken at this time. The properties discussed starts at Honey Creek Bridge, to Lake Road Six, east to Megan's Coves. City Manager Bruce Johnson announced in his report that the Oklahoma Aeronautic Commission approved an amendment to their 2011 2013 Fiscal Year Capital Improvement Plan which increases the Commission's share in the project to build a new terminal at Grove Municipal Airport. The increase will increase to make $450,000 available. The project is to be cost remains at 50 percent funded by the Commission and 50 percent from the City. The Capital Improvement

Program (CIP) states the existing terminal building is dated and showing signs of deterioration. The typical size for a new building of this size will accommodate a public reception area, a pilot flight planning and weather briefing area, an are for pilots to rest, men's and wornen's restrooms, an airport managers office, a training/ conference room available for public use and a kitchen area for serving food only. According to Johnson, the next step is to update the Grove Municipal Airport Capital Improvement Plan to coincide with the Oklahoma Aeronautic Commission. Construction of the new terminal is planned for Federal Fiscal

Year 2014. In other business, the council discussed and agreed to amend Chapter Five, Sections five - eight, Signs and Billboards of the Zoning Ordinances. The changes made were to definitions and for the most part, will affect strip malls and new construction such as the development of the future new Harps. Assistant City Manager Debbie Bottoroff explained the changes and stated that there was a need to create

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