<p>Members of the USAO Staff Association present Eileen Thomas, a representative of the Christmas in August committee, with a donation to help offset the cost of school supplies for area children. Pictured (from left to right) are Julie Stockstill, Linda Williams, Eileen Thomas and Paula Brashears.</p>
The Staff Association at the University of Science and Arts recently made a donation of $200 to Christmas in August, an annual event designed to deliver school supplies to area children.
In the early 1970s, Johnnie Pearl Coffey, a retired educator, had a vision to provide children in Chickasha with school supplies. Her vision became known as Christmas in August, an event in which the business community, civic leaders, educators and local churches unite to provide school supplies to children who attended Chickasha Public Schools.
<p>Alicia Working of Mustang (above) and Zachery Geary of Okeene (below) are the 2011-12 recipients of the William Neill Scholarship.</p>
Alicia Working of Mustang and Zachery Geary of Okeene have been awarded the William Neill Scholarship at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma this fall.
The scholarship covers the cost of room, board, books, tuition, and related fees for the recipient minus the amount applied to these costs through other University, state, and/or federal grant and scholarship sources. In short, it covers most things not covered by other aid.
Funeral service for William Earl Miller (Bill), 81, of Chickasha, Oklahoma, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2011, in the Chapel of Sevier Funeral Home. He was born in St. Louis, MO on October 23, 1929 to Charles I. Miller and Rose (Colodesch) Miller. He passed away in Chickasha on June 12, 2011 after a lengthy illness. Bill attended Chickasha Public Schools, graduating in 1947. He was active in tennis and Boy Scouts, where he obtained the rank of Eagle Scout. Bill attended Washington University in St. Louis and graduated in 1951 with a degree in business.
Services for Edna A. Hambleton Graham 91, Tulsa, formerly of Ada, are 11 a.m. Thursday at the Rollow Chapel of the First United Methodist Church in Ada, the Rev. David Daniel will officiate. Mrs. Graham died Sunday, June 19, 2011 at a Tulsa care center. She was born Jan. 3, 1920 at Edna, Kan. to Ernest A. and Josie Rhodes Hambleton. Her father was employed with Carter Oil Company and each time a new field opened in Oklahoma, the family would move. Consequently, she attended 10 different schools prior to the familys move to Fittstown in 1935.