February 2012

In the Saddle — Ben Berry

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02/09/2012

CHICKASHA – Playing in nearly every game and seeing 11 starts his freshman year, Ben Berry is fitting right into the USAO men’s basketball team.

“I just want to do my part and do what the coaches want me to do. Make them happy, make the team happy, and win some games,” Berry said. “They recruited me to rebound and play defense. My offensive game is coming along. But really, they just want me to lock up whoever they put me on and shoot whenever I’m open.”

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National acting company raises 'Doubt' at USAO

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February-09-2012
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Father Brendan Flynn (left, portrayed by Brendan Shanahan), Sister James (center, portrayed by Caitlin McRae) and Sister Aloysius Beauvier (right, portrayed by Suzy Hunt) form the nexus of Doubt, a play about the power of accusation and the burden of responsibility. The Montana Repertory Theater will stage Doubt as part of the Davis Waldorf Performing Arts Series beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are $12 with discounts for students and seniors and can be purchased by calling (405) 574-1213.

An adult is accused of violating a child’s innocence while hidden behind the veil of authority.

It is a story that is echoed too often in the news whether the alleged perpetrator is a pop star, a religious figure or the coach of a celebrated athletics program. With the urgency of protecting children also comes great responsibility. Once the accusation of such a vile crime is made, it can never be taken back.

When the safety of a child is at stake, is there room for doubt?

Drovers fight in pink against OBU

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02/08/2012

CHICKASHA – On Feb. 11, there will be an explosion of pink at the USAO Fieldhouse.

From on the court to throughout the stands, Drovers and fans will be raising awareness for early and regular cancer screenings with a sea of pink.

“We started the Pink Out Against Cancer tradition last February, and we’ve been able to carry it through to the softball and soccer programs,” said Dr. Jeannette Loutsch, advisor of USAO’s chapter of Colleges Against Cancer. “We plan for the tradition to continue to grow.”

(VIDEO) National Championship: 10 Years Later

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02/07/2012

CHICKASHA – A decade ago, USAO men’s basketball team made history earning the first NAIA National Championship for the university.

Having lost in the finals the previous season by just four points, the Drovers were not willing to go home empty handed again.

Led by coach Brisco McPherson, USAO beat out Barat College in the National Semifinals in an overtime victory. Their only hurdle to the National Championship was conference-rival Oklahoma Baptist.

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Drovers sweep Friends

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02/06/2012

CHICKASHA – The Drovers grabbed a third win on Monday afternoon in a sweep over Friends University.

After having beaten Friends 16-3 and 7-4 on Sunday, the Drovers took the game into the bottom of the ninth before securing the win.
 
The game was scoreless until the top of the fourth when Friends scored their only two runs of the game. The Drovers didn’t counter until the bottom of the fifth with Jared Coon doubled to left field, allowing Robert Summers to score.

WALLACE, William

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January-30-2012

Funeral service for William Bill Wallace, 64, of Chickasha, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 at the First Christian Church. William Bill Wallace was born Aug. 1, 1947 in Chickasha, the son of L. Keith Wallace and Mabel (Burke) Wallace. He passed away Jan. 30, 2012 at his home west of Chickasha. Bill was raised in Chickasha and graduated from Chickasha High School in 1965. He received his B.S. in Elementary Education from USAO in 1971 and his M.S. in Elementary Administration from SWSU in 1974. He and Carol Priddle were married Aug. 27, 1966 in Wichita Falls, Texas.

STEIGLEDER, Mary

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January-22-2012

Mary Elizabeth Steigleder, 89, of Duncan, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at her home in Duncan. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Sue Trei-Conrad officiating. Interment will follow in Duncan Cemetery, under direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Elizabeth was born Aug. 11, 1922, in Beggs, the daughter of R.L.A. and Nellie B. Humphreys Steigleder.

GARABATO, Josephine M.

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January-18-2012

Josephine M. Garabato, 90, of Lakewood, WA, passed away peacefully in Manila on January 18, 2012. Born on October 7, 1921 in Botolon, Zambales Province, Philippines, she was a member and lecturer at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, Lakewood, and a retired elementary school teacher, having taught at Fort Lewis for over 35 years. She received a BS degree from Oklahoma College for Women, and a master's in Education from Pacific Lutheran University.

OTT, Hazel (Bartlett)

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January-26-2012

Funeral service for Hazel Ott will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. Burial will be in Del Norte Cemetery, Drummond, Okla. Arrangements by Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. Hazel, age 89, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, leaving behind a legacy of love, strength and service to her community. Hazel was born Nov. 3, 1922, in the community of Barr, Okla., to Guy and Edith Long Bartlett. After attending grade school in Barr, she graduated from Drummond High School.