March 2013

Toy Cart promises familiar, exotic audience experience

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Three theatre arts majors, Yaya Dreisker (left), a freshman from Tokyo, Callison Vaughan (center), a senior from Lawton, and Cord Courtney (right), a freshman from Blanchard, rehearse a scene from the upcoming production of The Toy Cart. A two-night show, the production is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on March 27 and 28 in the USAO Ballroom.

It will be a theater experience like none other ever performed at the University of Science and Arts – one play, staged over two nights, with the audience immersed in colorful costuming and props, incense, soft lighting, music, dance and food.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m. on March 27 and 28, the USAO Theatre Arts program is scheduled to present The Toy Cart in the USAO Ballroom.

INGERSOL, Lillian Nadine (Browning)

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Lillian Nadine (Browning) Ingersol of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma passed away peacefully in her sleep February 14, 2013. She was born in Amber, Oklahoma, September 12, 1924, to parents Lilly Baxter Browning and Edward E. Browning. She was one of eleven Browning children raised in the Pocasset, Oklahoma community.

EVANS, Dr. Coeta (Grimes)

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A celebration of life service for Dr. Coeta Grimes Evans will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at First Baptist Church, with Dr. Greg Hook and Mike Taylor officiating. Interment will be prior to the service in Alva Municipal Cemetery, under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home, Alva. Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Dr. Coeta Grimes Evans, daughter of the late Mertle (Hulett) Grimes/Gastineau and Crayton Grimes was born Sept. 8, 1927, in Lenora, Okla., and passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Woodward, Okla., at the age of 85 years, 4 months and 9 days.

BURNETT, Jessie Bell (Russell)

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Funeral Services for Jessie Bell Burnett, 89 of Chickasha will be held Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Shepherd Street Christian Church with Pastor Jerome Burrus officiating. Our dear mother Jessie Bell Burnett left her earthly body February 14, 2013 with family and friends by her side. Jessie was born October 26, 1923 in Belton, Texas; she was the daughter of Mike and Della Russell. Jessie moved to Chickasha when she was 25 years old, she worked at Lugi's, Roys Bar-B-Q, and at USAO. She enjoyed life to the fullest; she loved the Lord and her family.

McDaniel, Charlotte Naomi (Hite)

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Charlotte Naomi Hite McDaniel died peaceably in her home March 5, 2013. She was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, November 19, 1927 to parents, Harry Blythe Hite and Julia Wilhelmina Vollmar. She attended Wheaton Academy in Chicago, Illinois and then continued her college years at Wheaton College and Oklahoma College for Women where she graduated with an education degree. Over the years her educational career included first teaching Physical Education, then she later taught kindergarten and 1st grade at Sudie L. Williams in Dallas ISD from 1967 to 1988.

Keith, Pamela Sue (Weber)

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Pamela Sue Keith, age 61, of Chickasha, OK was born the daughter of Eugene William Weber and Doris L Martin Weber on February 4, 1952 in Bay City, Michigan. She died on March 2, 2013 in Oklahoma City, OK. Pamela moved to Chickasha in 1972 at the age of 20. She earned her Associate Degree from the Oklahoma College for Women which is now USAO. After earning her degree, she worked for Special Young Adults for over 10 years. Pamela was preceded in death by her father, Eugene William Weber. Survivors include two daughters Angela Williams and Rebecca Keith; mother Doris L.

MEEK, Ruth (Fielden)

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Ruth Fielden, 98, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in Norman. Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church in Norman with interment following at I.O.O.F in Norman. Ruth was born April 8, 1914 to Maggie (McGinn) and Mitchell B. Meek in Ft. Cobb, Okla. Ruth grew up on the family dairy farm in Ft. Cobb and earned her teaching certificate at Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha. She began her teaching career in rural Oklahoma in a one-room schoolhouse where she taught grades one through twelve. She married Robert E “Bob” Fielden on Dec. 30, 1938.

In the Saddle – Brooke McLeod

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Brooke McLeod

CHICKASHA – With a new coach and a small team, the Drovers were bound to deal with a few hiccups through the season, but it’s nothing they aren’t eagerly fighting through, said Brooke McLeod, a junior hitting pitcher.

“We have a small team. It’s basically about just coming together,” she said. “But we’re going to get there. We are a strong team; we play together well.”

With just two pitchers and second baseman Skyler Nichols out with an injury, players have had to shift positions, but that’s something McLeod said will be resolved quickly.

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Faulkner named NAIA Champion of Character

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Graham Faulkner

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Character, heart and a team-centric attitude are the qualities simply dripping from USAO senior Graham Faulkner, who was named an NAIA Champion of Character at the 2013 Buffalo Funds- NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship.

Faulkner was one of 32 players nationwide to earn the prestigious honor. Players are chosen who best exemplify the five core values of the NAIA: Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Sportsmanship and Servant Leadership.