CHICKASHA – With already three series under their belts, the 2013 Drover baseball players are off to a strong 9-2 start.
“We’ve played pretty well so far. I’m happy with what we’ve done,” Head Coach Mike Ross said. “We finished the season really strong last year, and I think coming into this year they needed to get off to a good start, and I think we’ve done that.”
With almost all the starters returning and a whooping 16 seniors on the team, Ross said he has a group of players who are determined, focused and motivated.
Phyliss Joann Duke was born September 19, 1953 in Sherman, Texas to Joel Estelle and Bobby Clayton Bonser. She passed away February 2, 2013 at Anadarko, Oklahoma at the age of 59 years, 4 months and 13 days. Phyliss, the child of military parents, grew up in several states including Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Oregon and Alaska. She graduated from high school in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1971 and obtained her Bachelor Degree in Speech Therapy from USAO and later earned her Masters Degree in Psychometry from SWOSU.
Our beloved Justena Brown departed this life Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in a local care center. She was 91 years old. Family visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Johnson's Funeral Home. Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Johnson's Funeral Home chapel. James Mitchell will officiate. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in Fairlawn Cemetery in Chickasha, Okla. Justena was born July 7, 1921, in Alex, Okla., to Perry Bassett and Hazel Burrows Bassett. She was the second of seven children. She grew up on a farm near Tuttle, Okla.
Lauretta Burton Reynolds was born to William Lafayette and Vela Ina Lewis Burton on March 10, 1924, in Temple, and departed this life Jan. 26, 2013, in Duncan, at the age of 88 years, 10 months and 16 days. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home. Private family graveside service will be at 9 a.m. Feb. 9, at the Walters Cemetery. Memorial services for both family and friends will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at First Baptist Church Chapel, Marlow, with Dr.
Dr. Elaine Pagels is the keynote speaker for the upcoming Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium. Pagels is scheduled to deliver the keynote address based on her new book about the Book of Revelation beginning at 7:30 p.m. on March 7 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Few books in the Bible inspire more conversation and controversy than the Book of Revelation. For some, it is read as a blueprint of future events. For others, it is a tantalizing glimpse into the worldview of first century Christians as they suffered persecution at the hands of Rome.
One of the pre-eminent scholars of early Christian history, Dr. Elaine Pagels will present the research from her most recent book Revelations:Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation as part of the 7th annual Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium at the University of Science and Arts.
Pagels is scheduled to deliver her keynote address beginning at 7:30 p.m. on March 7 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium.
Dr. James Finck will give a presentation on his new book, Divided Loyalties: Kentucky’s Struggle for Armed Neutrality beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 in room 124 of Davis Hall on USAO’s campus. The presentation will be followed by a book signing in the Nesbitt Gallery.
In a nation torn apart by secession and the Civil War, Kentucky found itself in an unenviable position.
“Kentucky was a slave-holding state, deeply immersed in the culture of the South and yet, it had strong financial interests that were dependent on its continued interaction with the Union,” says Dr. James Finck, assistant professor of American history.
Finck explores Kentucky’s unique position in his latest book, Divided Loyalties: Kentucky’s Struggle for Armed Neutrality in the Civil War. Finck is scheduled to deliver a presentation on his book beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 in room 124 of Davis Hall.
“Master of the Saints” (pictured here) is just one of artist Donna Adams’ paintings featured in the show Hommage currently on display in the Nesbitt Gallery at USAO. Adams will be on hand for an artist’s reception beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the gallery to meet visitors and talk about her work.
Artist Donna Adams draws from an unlikely source in her exploration of women’s journey throughout history.
“As inspiration, I have studied ancient female symbols and explored the voluptuous shapes of pears as a feministic expression of women’s journey through time,” Adams says.
The Nesbitt Gallery is scheduled to host an artist’s reception for Hommage, a collection of Adams’ paintings, at 7 p.m. on Feb. 16 with Adams in attendance to meet the public and answer questions about her work.