USAO Baseball Coach Mike Ross and the Drovers are off to a strong 6-1 start going into the team's home opening series against the University of Saint Mary. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 1 p.m. Feb. 8. The Drovers will take on Saint Mary the following afternoon as well.
Here's what Coach Ross had to say about the home opener...
Funeral service for Mary Elizabeth Sams Hopkins, 94, of Chickasha, Oklahoma will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2013 in the Chapel of Sevier Funeral Home. Hopkins was born August 31, 1918 in Wewoka, Oklahoma the daughter of Vernett E. and Lora (Crawford) Sams. She died January 29, 2013 at her home in Chickasha. She graduated from OCW in 1939. Mary and Elwood Hopkins were married December 20, 1944. She was secretary for Chickasha Cotton Oil Company.
Mary Lou Peterson, 96, Wataga, died at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center. She was born Oct. 3, 1916, in Elmer, Okla., the daughter of James D. and Miriam Walk Yeldell. She married Virgil "Pete" Peterson on Feb. 3, 1944, at Ft. George E. Mead in Laurel, Md. He preceded her in death January 12, 2001. She is survived by a son, James "Chooch" (and Linda) Peterson of Wataga; three grandchildren, Rodney (and Michelle) Smith of Calif., Kim (and Joe) Alaniz of Galesburg, and Tony (and Emily) Salazar of Rio; and three great-grandchildren.
Ann Linda McKenzie is at peace with our Heavenly Father, joining Him on January 31, 2013 at the age of 65. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday February 6, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Chickasha with the Rev. Michael Butler and Rev. Johnny Tims officiating. Interment will be at the Greenhill Cemetery of Lindsay, OK. The service is under the direction of the McRay Funeral Home of Chickasha, OK. Ann Linda Lohner was born on May 22, 1947 to Don and Amy Lohner in Chickasha, Oklahoma.
Alumna and former USAO Alumni Association board member Mignon (King) Shaffer, 65, of Chickasha, died on Jan. 31, 2013, at home. A memorial service was set for Feb. 4 at Bible Baptist Church.
Mignon (King) Shaffer was born April 25, 1947 in Chickasha, Okla., the daughter of L.H. (Son) King and Georgana (McCarrick) King.
She was raised in Chickasha and graduated from Chickasha High School in 1965. She and Jake Shaffer were married August 12, 1965 in Chickasha and started their family. Mignon was a stay at home mom at this time.