Mrs. Dorothy Sue (Hatch) Gribble passed away on Feb. 29, 2012, in Oklahoma City at 94 years old. She was born in Eldorado on Jan. 26, 1918, to Frank Alpheus (F.A.) and Theresa Welch (Wood) Hatch. She graduated from Eldorado High School in 1935. Following high school, she attended what was at that time the Oklahoma College for Women (now USAO) in Chickasha. She graduated in 1939 with degree in mathematics and teaching. Dorothy Sue married Fred Gribble at her parents home in Eldorado on Dec. 24, 1939. They lived in Eldorado until Fred entered the service during World War II.
CHICKASHA – Chickasha’s championship baseball legacy extends to the diamonds of the University of Science and Arts a group of Chickasha's best continue the tradition in the next level of competition.
“Chickasha baseball has a classy program, and great coaches, and the USAO staff has the same class, the same determination, and the same great coaching,” said Devan Shepard, a freshman who is redshirting for the Drovers this season. “Blake Taylor was the senior leader of our baseball team ... and he leads us again here.”
Funeral for Ernie B. Stormer, Texas City, Texas, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Baptist Church, 1601 S.W. Dr. Charles Whitlow Dr., Lawton, with Dr. Charles Whitlow officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Lawton, under direction of Serenity Funerals, Fort Worth, Texas. Ernie, a retired United States Postal Worker, transitioned from life to eternity on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in Texas City, Texas. Ernie enlisted in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and toured the world.
CHICKASHA – While the season may not have gone exactly as the coaches had predicted, the men’s basketball team at USAO played hard and athletically and made the coaches proud.
“From an overall coaches perspective, I think we were quite pleased with our guys’ effort,” assistant coach Vinson Metcalf said. “I think we put together some games where our athleticism came out and the guys really played hard.”