April 2013

PIERCE, Mildred (Turner)

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April-26-2013

Mildred Pierce, resident of Ponca City and former resident of Tulsa, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Via Christi Village. She was 95 years old. The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 5, at Restland Cemetery in Boswell. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home and Crematory. Mildred was born on Sept. 28, 1917, to the late George Turner and Lola Slinkard in Bokchito. She graduated from Ardmore High School in 1930, and attended the Oklahoma College of Women and majored in elementary education. Mildred was married to Clark P.

NIDELL, Millie A. (Thurman)

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April-26-2013

Millie Anna Thurman Nidell was born November 22, 1926 in Roosevelt, Oklahoma the daughter of George Earl and Laura Bell (Hall) Thurman. She completed this life on March 6, 2013 in Oklahoma City's Lackey Manor at the age of 86. Millie attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Oklahoma before completing a Master's degree in Education at Central State University in Edmond. She was a school teacher in the Oklahoma City Public Schools prior to moving to Lake Eufaula where she lived for almost forty years. She was both a bipolar and four-time cancer survivor.

HICKS, Edward C.

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April-26-2013

CHICKASHA -- Chickasha restaurateur Ed Hicks, a former member of the USAO Board of Regents, died early Friday. Appointed by Gov. Frank Keating, Hicks served on USAO’s governing board from 1999-2006.

Services are scheduled March 20 at 2 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on the campus of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha.

SCOTT, Jacque L. (Corder)

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April-26-2013

A memorial service celebrating the life of Jacque Corder Scott will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Epworth Methodist Church, Chickasha, Oklahoma, with Dr. Rockford Johnson officiating. Jacque departed this life on April 3, 2013 in Chickasha, Oklahoma at the age of 72. Born in Keota, Oklahoma, on May 2, 1940, she was the daughter of Margaret Elizabeth Overstreet and Robert Lee Corder. Jacque's family moved to Durant, Oklahoma, where she started as a first grader and graduated as a proud member of the 1958 class of Durant High School.

WILLIAMSON, Ethel B. (Sampley)

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April-26-2013

Ethel Berniece Williamson, 75, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Oklahoma City. Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Vimy Ridge Baptist Church, with Rev. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in the Rush Springs Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Rush Springs. The family will receive friends at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday. Ethel was born Sunday, February 13, 1938 in Rush Springs, to Willie Sampley and Bonnie (Evans)Sampley. She lived most of her life in the Rush Springs area.

DYE, Lahoma H. (Humble)

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April-26-2013

Memorial for Lahoma Humble Bard Dye, 98, Lawton, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wesley Chapel, southwest of Lawton with the Rev. Royce Littrell officiating. Mrs. Dye passed into His heavenly presence Friday, April 12, 2013, in Lawton. Private burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Jackson Funeral Home, Frederick. Private burial will be held prior to the service at Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Jackson Funeral Home of Frederick. Lahoma Humble Bard Dye lived a long, full, and rewarding life. She passed into his heavenly presence at 7:30 p.m.

Six inducted into national theatre honor society

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April-26-2013
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Initiates into the USAO Sigma Xi Cast of Alpha Psi Omega take a moment in the spotlight after having been inducted. Pictured are (from left) Brandon Nalley, Olen Cox, William Benzel, Katie Davis, Daniella Jimenez, Courtney Mayall and Russell Cunningham.

Six USAO theatre arts students were honored for scholarship and contributions to the university theatre as they were inducted in April into the Alpha Psi Omega chapter at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Drovers snatch two against MACU

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04/25/2013
Markie LaFerney

CHICKASHA – USAO grabbed two more conference wins in a doubleheader against Mid-America Christian on Thursday afternoon at Bill Smith Ballpark.

The Drovers (24-23, 5-17) started off having to fight from behind after giving up a run in the first inning of the first game.

Taking the lead in the third, the Drovers scored three runs. First, pitcher Morgan Bratcher singled to left field. The following batter, Jessica Horton, who is coming off an ACL injury, hit another single, advancing to second on the attempted throw out of Bratcher, who arrived safely at third.

USAO professor helms twin concerts in Chickasha, Switzerland

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April-25-2013
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Dr. Stephen Weber, professor of music and chairman of the Arts and Humanities division at USAO, presents the first of two concerts showcasing the hymn tradition beginning at 3 p.m. on May 5 at Epworth United Methodist Church. The event is free and open to the public. Weber will travel to Switzerland later in the month to reprise the same material in the homeland of his ancestors.

Musician, composer and teacher Dr. Stephen Weber celebrates the rich history of hymns with a pipe organ concert scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on May 5 at Epworth United Methodist Church in Chickasha.

In the Saddle — Markie LaFerney

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04/25/2013
Markie LaFerney

CHICKASHA – Rattled with injuries and a short staff, the Drover softball team took a little longer than expected to get their stride, but junior Markie LaFerney says that part of the season is behind them.

“We played a lot of our conference games toward the beginning and a lot of people didn’t have to do that. That was when everybody was coming out really strong … and that’s when we were struggling,” she said. “We were trying to make adjustments and they were all ready to go.”