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Congratulations, Mustangs!
Serving Northern Caddo Country and the surrounding area for over 32 years- Hydro, Eakly, Ft. Cobb, Gracemont, Lookeba, Binger, Hinton, Colony, Corn, Sickles, Oney-Albert and in between

Voluume 34 Number 26
8

March 10, 2015

Fort Cobb-Broxton Mustangs take State Championship

2015 Class B State Champions: Fort Cobb-Broxton Mustangs, (front) Manager Kellen Hines, Cameron Hines, Greyden Steinmetz, Levi Pierce, Cache Clift, Austin Robnett, Kesston
Mowdy, (back) Coach Scott Hines, Luke Lewis, Draydon Weaver, Briley Baca, Ty Courtney, William Aitson, Robert Johnson, Jayce Horsechief, Trey Biddy, Bookkeeper George Mopope
and Asst. Coach Dale Bellamy.

FCB Sophomore State Champions are Trey Biddy,Ty Courtney,
FCB Freshman State Champions Kesston Mowdy,
Cameron Hines, Cache Clift, Greyden Steinmetz, Austin
Draydon Weaver, Luke Lewis, Robert Johnson and Jayce
Fort Cobb-Broxton Coach Scott Hines proudly smiles with Robnett, William Aitson and Tyler Mitchell.
Horsechief.
his son Cameron, as they admire the 2015 Class B State
Championship trophy. Hines says that all four of his State
Championships at FCB have been special, each with a
different group of players, but winning one with his son is
a very special feeling. Earlier this month, Coach Hines
Two 17 year old Hinton
reached a milestone in his career; his 500th career win.
High
School girls were involved
With all the play-off games going on, the 500th slipped by
in
a
tragic
accident, Thursday,
unnoticed, but he was extremely excited with his 508th
March
5,
near
Methodist Canwin!
CROW ROOST--Annual Fire Department Chili Lunch Fundraiser! Saturday, March 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.,m.
yon Camp on Highway 37 in
Door Prizes! All Donations go to Fire Fighters Protective Gear. Crow Roost Fire Station, 203 Crow Roost
Canadian County, east of
Road, Fort Cobb, 73038.
Hinton.
SWAN LAKE--Fire Department Fish Fry Fundraiser, Saturday, March 28. 11:30-All Gone. By Donation.
A 2004 Dodge Ram truck
Drawing for 12 gauge shotgun. Get Tickets at Eakly One Stop, Fort Cobb Lake convenience stores or call
driven by Samantha Denning580-0234, 580-302-3301 or 405-542-7304.
ton left the road to the right,
HINTON--The All Sports Booster Club’s Annual Alumni & Locals Basketball game is Saturday, March 28,
over corrected to the left and
at 6:30 p.m. at Hinton Dome. Those eligible to play are Hinton alumni & school staff and people who live
struck a tree, then overturning
Mustang Juniors
and/or work in Hinton. To sign up call Pat Chisum at 405-542-6458 or 542-7699, or Rosalee Wiedeman at 542½ times.
Briley Baca and Levi
3899.
Tristen Barger, a Junior at
Pierce with the 2015
ALFALFA--Alumni inviations for the Alfalfa School Reunion have been mailed. If you have not received
Hinton, was partially ejected
Class B State Chamyour invitation, please call Larry Chapman at 405-643-9270. You may leave a message with your address..
and died at the scene.
pionship Trophy.
The 2015 Alfalfa Alumni Banquet will be April 3 at the SWOSU Student Union in Weatherford.
Samantha was critically inHINTON--Hinton’s All School Reunion is July 4, 2015. Anyone who graduated, attended or taught is
jured and transported to OU
invited. If you know someone who has not been informed please call 405-542-6458. Names and addresses
Medical Center in Oklahoma
are needed. (See inside this issue for those “missing.”
City.She had broken ribs,
HYDRO/HYDRO-EAKLY--The All School Reunion will be at noon, Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the
bruised lungs, broken shoulder
School. Doors open at 10:30 and you are invited to stay and visit after the noon meal. If you have moved
and severe spinal injuries. At
or changed your name, please email caddocat1@yahoo.com or call Joyce or Rusty Carney at 405-797-3648
last report, she had undergone
or 405-663-2568. Please friend Hydro/Hydro-Eakly All School Reunion on Facebook.
surgery to have a rod inserted
EAKLY--The Eakly Alumni Banquet is March 27, 2016. Mark your calendar! (Yes, we mean 2016!)
in her spine and is improving.
.
.

Making Connections

Wreck claims
Hinton teen

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In the Garden
By Catherine Dougherty

Spring!

A Moment with Maxine

Thankfully February is over and we see remarkable changes in the
garden... spring is coming!

by Maxine Bamburg

The Currant bushes have tender green leaves and the Viburnum
blooms are the size of a button. The tiny yellow Forsythia blooms,
which are always the first to arrive at the garden party, are slowly
covering the barren branches before the leaves emerge.

TRAVELING LIGHT
The black mass of the speeding locomotive blended into the
moonless night as it raced along
the tracks strung across the Kansas prairie in the early 1900’s.
A young fireman swung open
the firebox door and shoveled
more coal into the blazing inferno
fueling the train, then leaned
against his shovel to observe the
weary engineer nodding at the
throttle.
His gaze wandered to the
tracks ahead where the oil
headlamps attempted to light the
midnight darkness, succeeding
with only a few feet at a time.
A troublesome sensation
stirred in his breast; an unknown
fear of what might lie ahead in the
ebony shadows.
Suddenly, far down the tracks,
he saw a very small spark of light
where there should be none, but
it vanished just as quickly, leaving him wondering if his tired eyes
were playing tricks.
Following blind instinct, he
kicked the engineer’s seat.
“Barney, wake up!”
The sleeping engineer went
into action, throwing the small
brass level to force compressed
air into each set of the train’s
brakes and slamming the massive
train to a sudden, grinding stop.

Liberty
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. Many people, even some
Christians, are traveling at breakneck speed down dimly lit corridors.
Perhaps some small spark in
their sleeping conscience sends
warning flares from time to time,
but unlike the anxious fireman’s
concern, the alarms are ignored.
We may even try arguing with
the cautionary signs. “There will
be another time for me. I’m having too much fun now. Later, I’ll
set my life right with God.”
When the racing locomotive
ground to a halt, the fireman
turned at the sound of a yell from
alongside the track.
From out of the darkness, an
unknown brakeman climbed into
the cab, a dead signal and unlit
lantern in his hand.
“Man, we got a train off the
track just ahead and the conductor sent me back here to signal,
but I couldn’t get the lantern or
the signal lit. Then I was down to
my last match and all it did was
flare up briefly, then go out. “
But that one small splash of
flame on the dark prairie was
enough to be seen and avoid a
disastrous collision.
We all have the opportunity
to awaken from slumber and respond to the light that Jesus offers; thereby avoiding hazardous
accidents and deadly consequences.
Wouldn’t it make for safer and
happier traveling if the remainder
of our way home was well lit?

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Augusta Finley, shown here with her daughter Lynn Graham and great-grandbaby Oakli Woods, celebrated her 101st
birthday last week, with a luncheon at the Inspiration Tea
Room in Edmond. Joining them were her granddaughter,
Shelbi Woods, and friends Pat Payne and Betty Unruh.
Happy Birthday, Gusta!

Washita ladies hear
about new feature to
obtain DAR Records
by Marilyn Wilson

Washita Chapter NSDAR met a Café’ Clinton on February 9, with
Regent Mareen Hallmark opening with the DAR Ritual. She was assisted by Acting Chaplin Virginia Reid.
Ellena Womack led the Pledge of Allegiance. Doris Minor accompanied the ladies in singing the National Anthem.
Barbara O’Neil, Vice Regent, reviewed the President General’s letter, which encouraged members in their activities and celebrations of
DAR’s 125th Anniversary.
Marilyn Wilson gave the National Defense Report on the “Jacksonville Ladies” who attend every Veteran’s burial at Jacksonville
National Cemetery in Florida to assist and comfort families.
For the Indian Minute, Ellena Womack displayed a hand woven
Indian rug in the form of the United States Flag.
Marilyn Wilson told the group about the opening of a new Ronald
McDonald Facility in Garrison Tower at Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. It consists of bedrooms, living area, kitchen and dining
room, with onsite laundry facilities and an OKC Thunder playroom.
This allows families with children in the hospital a restful place to
stay, eat and converse with others in similar situations.
Doris Minor discussed the Department of Defense’s effort to encourage the recognition of Viet Nam War Veterans and their families.
A Committee was named to be in charge of a two year commitment of
the Chapter to recognize these Veterans.
Ellena Womack reported on a new feature added to DAR Records
System which allows a researcher to purchase supporting documentation on line at www.dar.org. Copies are $10 and supporting documentation is $20 for instant downloads. Members are advised to order the record copy first.
Marilyn Wilson then gave the history of the United States Flag.
The meeting was closed with the reading of The Daughter’s Pledge.
Members present were Cody Eakins, Darlyne Seal, Marilyn Wilson, Ellena Womack, Barbara O’Neil, Judy Long, Ramona Duff, Doris
Minor, Debra Campbell, Virginia Reid, Mareen Hallmark and Judy
Holder.

Many gardens are sporting darling Crocus and Hyacinths which
may be seen as low spots of scent and color. The buds on the early
Jonquils and Daffodils are swelling and some have already opened.
Tulips have pushed through the soil and a few purple blooms can be
seen on the Vinca. The amazing leaves of the Surprise Flowers have
broken through the soil as large clumps of yellowish spears, pushing
with incredible strength to emerge. Tiny buds of miniature leaves
can be seen on the Roses and their arrival truly marks the end of
winter.
Unfortunately all of the activity includes the rush of early weeds
who have crashed the party like a crowd of raucous drunks. Weeding must begin in earnest with each warm day for if left to their own
devices, they will overpower the true guests.
Hoeing is primarily used in the vegetable patch to remove weeds in a
crowded space; the hoe can get in and about the vegetables easily
without harming them. The hoe, like a good knife, is a balanced tool
and this balance allows the gardener to literally drop the weight of it
on the intruder without much physical effort.
A gentle rhythm is used and is almost like a dance…slowly lift-drop,
lift-drop. It is quite effective if done properly. Experts at hoeing are
often amused by those who use a frantic chopping-action, which is
a waste of energy and also employs the human back to do the job of
an expertly maneuvered hoe.
For the flower garden, hand removal is the only logical answer. Experts agree that to truly remove weeds it is necessary to trace the
stem of the weed below the ground to the base of origin, follow the
outlying roots with the finger tips, then remove all of it in a slow
steady pulling motion, root and all in its entirety. This will insure
permanent removal of the culprit. It is difficult to feel the root system
wearing gloves so many gardeners choose to weed gloveless… thus
the term ‘green thumb’.
Weeding can be an almost a Zen-like activity… calming, unrushed,
and quieting. When the soil is moist and the weather not yet hot, it
can be a perfect way to spend an afternoon
. The rewards of successful weeding are a stack of wilting weeds, a
lovely garden and the satisfying feeling of a job well done. When the
task is completed, reward yourself with the gift of an English trowel.
They are relatively expensive but are the best in the world and will
last a lifetime. Every gardener deserves one... maybe I'll gift myself
this year.
*I suggest my 'weed test' before working all day... pick one and see
how quickly it wilts. If it wilts almost instantly, you are free to weed
like crazy. If remains somewhat perky for ten to thirty minutes, don't
trouble yourself weeding... it will not be a fruitful endeavor.
And don't plan to plant anything new on the good weeding days...
whatever is planted or transplanted will have a difficult time and will
not thrive.

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The Country Conection News, Inc., March 10, 2015, Page 3

Around & About Hydro
HYDRO—We think that Spring is finally on the way. The moisture has helped some of the crops, but
more rain is needed to make a wheat crop and to prepare for the summer crops.
We are glad that Betty Eakins is finally home from the hospital in OKC and is recuperating at the home
of Roy and Jill Stewart. She has had a really rough time.
Earl Foreman is in an OKC hospital with pneumonia. This has been a winter of much illness.
We are sorry that the Hydro-Eakly teams lost in the final season of basketball, but we are really proud
of them, nonetheless.
Besides all the end of season basketball games, area folks have been on the go. Some who attended the
Thunder Game on Sunday night were Jody and Shay Hicks, Joe and Lacy Harris and Lacy’s brother, Colt
and Tiffany Beene and Jaxton of Fort Cobb. A number of folks went to the Miranda Lambert Concert as
well.
Jeremy and Amanda Stockton, Wyatt and Lilly met Jeremy’s parents, Larry and Karla, and his brother
Josh at Medicine Park on Saturday, where they spent the night. On Sunday, they went to Lawton to join
other family members to celebrate the 86th birthday of Randall Stockton. Randall’s children, Larry, Joe and
Marsha Clift and their families were there along with many of the grandchildren, and Randall’s younger
brother from Blanchard.
Prayers for Cathy Crain who is having some health problems
Our sympathy to the Stotts family at the loss of Patsy. Patsy passed away just 31 days after her
husband Jake. They truly were a team and will be greatly missed.
Of course we are all saddened by the tragic death of Tristen Barger of Hinton who was killed in the car
accident. She has relatives in the Hydro area and of course, all our small communities are so connected and
related. Our sympathy to her and prayrs for Samantha Dennington who was injured so badly.
Many birthday celebrations went on recently. Those Cavanaugh boys, Doug and Robert shared their
birthday. Tonya Kitson and daughter Karson had birthdays just a couple of days apart. Others celebrating
were Scott Hume, Kim Graham, Micah Carney, Melody Gregg Morris, Darla Hawkins, and Elise Christensen.
Our friend Truman asks, “What happens if you get scared half to death twice?”
Be Kind!

Eakly News

by Dorothy Adams

EAKLY—Our sympathy is extended to the family of Randy Kardokus. His services were Monday at
the First Baptist Church with lunch for the family at the Community Center.
Guests at the Eakly Assembly of God Church Sunday were Kevin and Lori Pearcy. They were celebrating Gale Pearcy’s birthday. Following church, they took Gale and Donna out for lunch
. Jerry and Kay Williams visited daughter, Misty and Zach Chandler and Hadley in Kansas recently.
Terry Pearcy is improving after his surgery.
Slade Klein, son of Rob and Gina, has been moved from the Critical Care Unit but is still in serious
condition following his car wreck in Texas. He has pneumonia and still has a feeding tube and trach tube
and will have more surgeries in the future. Younger brother Dakota got to visit him before coming to Eakly
for a while. The family appreciates all the prayers and asks that they continue. Slade has a long road ahead,
but they are thankful for every bit of progress. If you wish to send him a card, call Joyce Carney at 405-6632568 or 797-3648 and she will share the address.
Everett Taylor had surgery in Oklahoma City on Friday. Margie Scott took Everett’s mother, Virginia to
OKC to be with the family. Virginia stayed with Margie for several days. Everett is expected to be home on
Monday or Tuesday.
Margie’s Saturday guests were Carroll and Mary Kay Scott who brought lunch. Ruby Thiessen and
Linda Thiessen are both on the sick list.
Dorene Carpenter is recovering from a fall, last month. We hope she is feeling much better.
Bill Coe is some better but now has shingles. Very painful!
Jody Chisum of Perryton, Texas spent the night with his mother, Mildred Chisum at Hydro. The next
day, Bob Chisum, his son-in-law, Steve Galacia and Jody attended a bull sale.
Carolyn Wilburn’s Sunday visitors were Carol Kenedy, T.J. Morrison and Kenedy Ann.
Saturday visitors in my home were Scotty, Maggie, Jeannie, Raymond and Brian Adams. Maggie’s
family came for a visit on Saturday night and Sunday.

Call 405-7973648 with
your news

Once Over Lightly
by Tony Lightcap

Don’t Fear the Silence
There are many days in life that the weather man is so far off it is embarrassing. One
time back in the early nineties around the first part of March, when I was living Bixby the weather man
forecast that we would likely get a dusting of snow overnight. When I woke up the next
morning we had just shy of a foot on the ground. What other job can you name that you
can be wrong over half the time and still get to keep it??
Today I am finding myself with another weather day that is nearly a copy of that day. So I guess I
can say goodbye to my chicken house project, the cycle ride, and to the pre-plotting of the vegetable
garden at least for today. These are the kinds of projects that keep gas in our tanks… metaphorically
that is.
However, there must be a reason why we are faced with these type days now and then. Today I
have the fireplace going, the sliding glass door open and I am watching the good Lord show off in the
form of snow. To make matters even better I have a batch of chili in the crock pot that is screaming my
name like Hillary at Bill during a wet T-shirt contest at Daytona Beach.
Some days I’d just rather be without the noise of the television and the contemplation of which
desperate house wife is most in need of a lip waxing. The three people in this family all enjoy one
another but sometimes our interests don’t quite match up. When I tell them that they should never be
afraid to be alone with their own thoughts, they often look at me like I look at the guy who comes to
the front door to sell aluminum siding.
They seem even more perplexed when I tell them it is actually good for them to do so. I believe the
thought of being alone with their own thoughts scares them. It should not be feared, it should be
celebrated and revered. Sadly the appreciation of solitude seems to be generational, the old cats get it
and the whipper snappers don’t.
A day of silence and self-reflection can often give our batteries the charge they need to help us
muddle thru the busy times when silence is nowhere to be had. It is a good feeling to realize that while
the rest of the world has gone a bit insane, there is a nice safe place within our own brains that still
has its wits about it. I will be the first one to admit that too much alone time can drive a man to
madness.Still it is a good idea to give our brains a break from information overload now and then.
I recently visited one of those ultimate computer software stores to see if I could find the latest
version of “Office” in order to help me with typing my articles. The kid with the nose ring and a
jailhouse tattoo who helped me told me the best way to take care of that was to download it off the
internet. Well ,of course he is selling computer software, that is part of what his probation officer
refers to as “rehabilitation”… all I can say it is a good thing I don’t have a daughter because I’d have
to invest in a bigger shotgun.
When I told him I had no intention of hooking this beast up to the internet he had this look on his
face like I was speaking Portuguese. He was having a hard time grasping the idea that for what I was
doing, it just was not necessary and would serve as more of a distraction than a help. Also, if your
laptop is not hooked to the internet you don’t have to worry about spyware.
Getting on the internet is like dating that girl down the block with the questionable morals… you
ARE going to get a virus; the only question is how bad will it be and how easy will it be to get rid of,
will it simply require a shot or possibly a priest? There is no doubt that via the internet you can get a
whole plethora of useful information but there is also a whole lot of stuff that can land you in trouble
simply because Old Scratch lives in it. For those of you under the age of 35… Old Scratch is just a
metaphor for the devil.
There is a beautiful silence that follows a good snow. The silence sounds like the whole world has
been harnessed with a giant muffler. The usual road noise that goes on with everyday life is replaced
by an unusually quiet blanket of white fluffiness, that when hit just so by the sun, twinkles with all of
God’s glory. Isn’t it funny that something that is usually listed in the bad category can still be so full
of good?
Today I thank the good Lord for my home, my central heat, my fireplace and even after
it is all said and done… the snow. But most of all I thank him for my precious time to
enjoy the silence of life.

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Pancake Supper
Oakdale Missionary
Baptist Church
Friday, March 13 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
All Donations go to
Cedar Hills Baptist
Youth Camp
9 miles west of Binger on Highway 152

The Country Conection News, Inc., March 10, 2014, Page 4

Looking for Hinton Alumni
in time for All School event

Pioneer School remembered
By Goldia Smith, Hydro
The above picture was taken in October, 1937, at the east side of Pioneer School, which was located at what is now Crow Roost at Fort Cobb
Lake. You can see the black cat Halloween decorations in the windows of the third grade. The foundation and water well are all that is left now.
These are across from the cemetery at Crow Roost. I attended Pioneer School from 1936-1938. We lived about one mile west of the school,
which would be in Fort Cobb Lake now.
The school had one large room divided by folding doors that made two rooms. The first through fourth grade were in one room and the fifth
through eighth grades were in the other. Mrs. Orville Hansen was the upper grades teacher and Ms. Clark taught the lower grades. A stage was
in the south end of the school for plays and Christmas with Santa Claus. We looked forward to the brown sacks of candy, nuts, an apple and
an orange, because we seldom got those things. We also had Box Suppers there to raise money.
A Box Supper was when ladies of the community would decorate boxes, put food inside and these would be auctioned off. No one was
supposed to know whose box they were getting and then they would eat supper with that person.
On each side of the stage were the rooms for our coats and such, called a “cloak room.” Our room was also used to cook beans or soup for
our lunch, which was served on a table on the stage. We got to help with this. A large coal stove sat in the center of each room to furnish the
heat. This was maintained by the teacher and the students.
On the last day of school, we would have a picnic and games. AND, I walked to school…
(If you have any information about Pioneer School and/or Cemetery, please contact The Country Connection News! )

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Thank You
The Norma Lee Repp family
would like to take this opportunity to express their gratitude for
all the kind words, food, thoughts
and prayers extended to us during this difficult time.
A special thank you to the Fort
Cobb Methodist Church for
Mom’s service and arranging the
family dinner, and to everyone who
brought food and helped with the
meal.
Thanks also to the Fort Cobb
Baptist Church for the use of their
Youth Center, Pastors Nathan
Mills, Keith King and Glenn
Millard; pianist Terri Hodges, vocalists Phillip Wildman and David
Gillingham. We love you all!
Cheryl & Jerry Dickson,
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Rodney Repp,
Tammy & Skipper Bates,
and all our families

The Hinton Alumni Association will hold the All School Reunion
on July 4, 2015. Anyone who graduated from or attended school at
Hinton is invited. Following is a list of former students whose addresses are needed. Please call 405-542-6458 if you have information.
Class of 2000:
Marcus Odem, Janet Rains.
Class of 2001:
Evelynn Kennedy, Anthony Wright, Craig Stufflebeam.
Class of 2002:
Tommy Anderson, Shannon Bollinger, Nicole Williams, Kandis
George, Maria Elana Hernandez, Jessie Maize, Jennifer Mayfield,
Matthew Null, Jenny Spaulding.
Class of 2003:
Hollie Jones, Esteban Gonzalez, Maria Gonzalez, Luis Granillo,
Bernice Acousta, Brittany Bennett.
Class of 2004:
Jonathan Berry, Levi Myers, Tony Hill, Drew Ledford, Brian
Womack.
Class of 2005:
Mark Hatcher, Cody Guest, Joanne Barnes, Ricky First.
Class of 2006:
Brent Womack, Brandon Womack, Casey Nettleton, Stasha Turner,
Crystal Monticina.
Class of 2007:
Adam Berry, Justin Davis, Analicia Roebuck, Felipe Rodriguez,
Tyler Scott, Krystal Tarver.
Class of 2009:
Georgina Guinn, Timmy Hanley. Class of 2009: Shelbi Bailey, Josh
Nichols, Nirae Newman, Tara Robbins, Ethan Zauner.
Class of 2010:
Dylan Trent, Joshua Rivera, Justin Fuller, Maria Rodriguez.
Class of 2011:
Chelsea Davis, Kyle Gale, Christian Zauner, Shayla Young.
Class of 2012:
Cheyene Colby, Olivia Geno, Justin Green, Courtney Griffin, Conner
Hinkle, Caleb Rayne, Amber Stanley.
Class of 2013:
Justin Gomez, Jacob Moreno Gonzalez. Class of 2014: Dilan Lydia,
Kailey Kelly, Sheila Wann.

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Hope & Tranquility
by Dr. Dixie Yoder
GAININGFREEDOMFROMPORN
Not everyone exposed to porn becomes dependent, but because it profoundly affects the three
pleasure systems in the brain — arousal, satisfaction, and imagination—the percentages are very high.
Even those who view porn only occasionally, develop a toxic, disrespectful, dissatisfied view of women,
sex, marriage and children over time that retards development of normal relationships, even though a
family breakup may never happen.
Dr. Victor Cline, nationally renowned clinical psychologist specializing in sexual addiction, observes
that porn use and dependence undergoes four predictable phases:
1. Dependence, stemming from early and repeated exposure, is accompanied by increasing
episodes of masturbation.
2. Escalation, during which the porn user requires more frequent and graphic exposure to achieve
the same “highs”. He may also learn to prefer porn-induced masturbation to normal sexual intercourse.
3. Desensitization, during which the user increasingly views as “normal” what he once considered
repulsive or immoral.
4. Acting-out. In this phase, the user is at increased risk of moving from video screen to real life.
Strip-bars, offering lap dances and other physical interaction, are often a first step in acting-out. Next
steps include adultery, promiscuity, voyeurism, exhibitionism, group sex, rape, sexual cruelty and abuse,
and child molestation. Ted Bundy and Warren Jeffs are horrifying modern day examples of acting-out.
Porn use creates the destructive illusion that perverted, promiscuous sexual behavior is normal and
more common than it really is. The National Foundation for Family Research at University of Calgary
published 46 studies that clearly showed regular exposure to pornography increases the likelihood of
sexually deviant behavior. This behavior includes first intercourse at a younger age; excessive masturbation; and the increased belief that rapists are normal and that women cause rape—a myth deliberately
perpetuated through pornography. Porn is clearly associated with negative attitudes toward intimate
relationships; rejecting romance and courtship, and viewing persons as sexual objects to be used for
one’s own pleasure.
Satan’s intent is death and destruction. His wicked hatred of humanity drives the porn industry.
He floods our culture with images that arouse lust and selfishness, misusing the body and imagination
to produce its own addictive chemicals. Porn is a deliberately created bondage, designed to keep the
spiritually ignorant consumer coming back for more. Porn dependency, always driven by emotional
wounds, can be more difficult to break than cocaine use. Developing intimacy with our Heavenly
Father through salvation is the only permanent way to receive healing so that porn loses its power.
Jesus said, “When you continue in My word…then you are truly My disciples. Then you will
know the Truth, and the Truth will make you free...if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
(John 8:31, 32, 36 NET)
Paul declared, “Christ has set us free to live a free life. Take your stand! Never again let anyone (or
anything) put a slave-harness on you. It’s absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Make
sure you don't use this freedom…to do whatever you want and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your
freedom to serve one another in love; that's how freedom grows…you know from your own experience
that there are so-called “freedoms” that destroy true freedom. Offer yourselves to sin… and it's your
last free act. But offer yourself to God’s ways and the freedom never ends. All your life you've let sin tell
you what to do...but thank God you've started listening to a new Master, whose commands free you to
live openly in His freedom!” (Galatians 5:1, 13; Romans 6:16-19 The Message)
To learn how the gift of God's own life through salvation can bring freedom from the tyranny of
dependencies, including pornography, call 580-774-2884.
Send your questions and comments to:
Dr. Dixie Yoder
drdixie@drdixie.org
http://www.drdixie.org
PO Box 466
Weatherford, OK 73096
580-774-2884

SWOSU HONOR ROLLS
On the President’s Honor Roll this semester at SWSOU are many area students.
From Binger-Oney are Candice Marie Dougherty, Jessica Lynn Huffman, Karlee Jordan Loula, and
Michaela Amanda Perry.
From Fort Cobb-Broxton are Zakary Paul Bates and Colby Byron.
Those from Hydro-Eakly are Justin Lee Jennings, Dylan Chase King, Nathan Ray Retherford and
Whitini Marie Root.
From Lookeba-Sickles are Haley Nicole Davis and Brittney Ann Reed.
Students from The C.C. News listed on the Dean’s Honor Roll include. Ashton Leigh Neely of
Binger-Oney; Zeena Imbler Nowlin of Colony, Jack Paul Guillory of Fort Cobb, and Ashlee Nicole
Butler, Blake Garrett Clift, Sarah Ann Cloyd, and Kylee Rachelle Craddock, all of Fort Cobb-Broxton.
Also Aaron Jay Schantz of Hydro; Taylor Glyne Bailey, Dylan Carter Dooley, Arlen Bryce Giblet,
Denton Ty King, Jeremy David McKellips and Kathryn Alex Rogers, all of Hydro Eakly; and Kaydee
Beth Lindley, Lindley, Michael Wray Meeks II, Allison Forest Mogg and Kylan Wesley Mogg, all of
Lookeba-Sickles.

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Corn Bible Academy’s Junior High Academic Team won the District Academic Meet at
Bethel Acres, March 7. The group included Coach Joyce Creed, Cordell; Kimberly
Javorsky, Weatherford, McKenna Thompson, Clinton; Drew Geisler, Cordell, Autumn
Foster, Weatherford and Chant Collins, Butler. The team now advances to State.

Letter to Editor
TEXTING AND DRIVING WILL COST YOU
There are two bills in the House of Representatives that have passed recently.
The first is a Driving While Texting measure that increases the penalties of this dangerous behavior.
Although Driving While Texting laws are common throughout the country,
Oklahoma has always had a tendency to be very careful before adding more resrtictions on the public.
Although there is significant awareness of the dangers of this behavior, there is also resistance to overly
harsh texting.
House Bill 1965 creates a $250 fine for a first offense and a $500 fine for a second offense. You can be
fined if you are already pulled over for a separate issue but cannot be pulled over simply for texting and
driving. The bill now heads to the Oklahoma Senate for consideration
. The second measure I want to tell you about creates Rural Opportunity Zones. It is modeled from
legislation in other states that have been effective in growing smaller rural communities. These zones are
Local Incentive Zones that reward out of state newcomers to rural Oklahoma communities with a fiveyear tax exemption.
This means that when communities want to recruit doctors, businesses and other individuals, they
can tout this incentive. A three year incentive might be considered before the bill gets out of the Senate.
I will keep you updated on the status of our great state.
Rep. Todd Russ-R Cordell

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In Memoriam

The Country Connection News, Inc , March 10, 2015, Page 6

Rita Morrison

Joyce Ratliff

Rita worked in the banking industry

Joyce loved looking at the skies

Services for Rita Kay Morrison John of Fort Cobb were Thursday afternoon, March 5, at The Lost
Cowboy Church near Gracemont with Pastor Bobby Boyles officiating. Services were entrusted to Turner
Funeral Home-Hinton.
Rita was born August 12, 1942, to Roy and Leota Morrison, and
was raised by Delvie and Wilma Adams. She graduated from Oney High
School, before moving to California where she attended college. She
worked in the banking industry as a loan officer for more than 20 years.
She moved back to the Oney area in 2007. Rita loved and enjoyed
painting, collecting knick knacks, traveling and reading. She enjoyed
sports and had competed in soccer, and snow and water skiing. She
was a member of the Red Hat Club and attended The Lost Cowboy
Church.
She passed away March 2, 2015, at her home at the age of 72. She
was preceded by her son Darin John; and her parents, the Morrisons
and the Adams.
She is survived by her children, JaRae John of Fort Cobb and Derek John of Los Angeles, California; her
grandson, Zack Allen of South Lake Tahoe, California, and her great-grandson, Parker Allen; other relatives and friends. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6525 North Meridian Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116 or the Humane Society, 745 SE 26th Street, Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma 73129.

Randy Kardokus
Randy was a longtime farmer and rancher
Services for former area resident, Randy Kardokus were Monday morning, March 9, at the First Baptist
Church in Eakly with Rev. Ray Weathers and Rev. Joe Sanders officiating. Burial was in the Eakly Cemetery,
entrusted to Turner Funeral Home-Hinton.
Randy was born October 3, 1958, in Carnegie to Ernest and Thelma
Montgomery Kardokus. He grew up in the Eakly area, graduating
from Eakly High School, before attending Southwestern Oklahoma
State University. He lived in the Sickles-Eakly area where he farmed and
ranched for many years. He moved to Yukon six months ago.
Randy enjoyed working on his hot rod, going to the lake, water skiing,
working with steel and attending his daughter Kalli’s basketball games.
He was a Southern Baptist.
He passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015, at an Oklahoma City
Hospital, at the age of 56. He was preceded by his siblings, Zelda
Faye Kardokus, Leroy Kardokus and two brothers who died in
infancy; one nephew, Troy Kardokus and and his parents.
He is survived by his children, Joel Kardokus and wife Terri of
Yukon and Kalli Kardokus of Tulsa; many cousins; other relatives and friends.

Tristen Barger
Tristen had a huge heart and loved everyone
Services for Hinton High School student, Tristen Barger were Tuesday afternoon, March 10, at the
Hinton Coliseum with Rev. Tom Clifton officiating. Burial was in the Hinton Cemetery, entrusted to Turner
Funeral Home-Hinton.
Tristen was born November 10, 1997, in El Reno, to Ricky Lynn
Barger and Jodi Lynn Wylie. She was currently a Junior at Hinton
High School, who loved being with her friends. She enjoyed hunting,
backroading, and her dog, Rosy. She loved music. She had recently
become a pretty good cook. When Tristen was around, there was
never a dull moment, and one never knew what she was going to
say. She had a huge heart and loved everyone. She never met a
stranger.
She passed away Thursday, March 5, near Hinton as a result of a
vehicle accident. She was preceded by her grandpa, Ronald “Bear”
Barger; and her great-grandparents, J.E. and Vida Bates, George
and Peggy Raines and Farris and Connie Barger.
She is survived by her parents, Rick Barger and wife Tamra of
Lookeba, Jodi Archer of Hinton and stepfather, Franklin Archer,
also of Hinton; and her siblings, Melissa Wylie, Kaleb Archer,
Franki Archer, Tyler Archer and Tandi Boling, all of Hinton. Also
surviving are her grandparents, Ron and Linda Wylie of Binger and
Beth Bates Barger of Lookeba; her uncles and aunts, Eric and Jacy
Wylie of Thomas and Rex and Terri Barger of Lookeba; her best
friend, Cashe Heldermon of Hinton; her cousins, Natalie Jones of
Hydro and Conner Hinkle of Midwest City; and a host of other
cousins, relatives and friends. Memorials may be made to the Tristen
Barger-Archer Memorial Trust Fund, % Legacy Bank.

Ella Allen
Ella once owned a Cogar Grocery
Services for for Ella Lee Allen, 85, of the Cogar/Minco communities, were Wednesday, March 11, at the
First Baptist Church of Minco with Chaplain Miles Knutson, Rev. George Rowe and Sarah Rumley officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Minco, directed by Huber-Reynolds Funeral Home.
Ella was born January 15, 1930 in Whitehead Township in Caddo County, to Joseph Franklin and
Wincie Mable Liticker Winchester. She grew up in the Spring Creek and Cogar Communities. She attended
Grandview Elementary and graduated from Binger High School. She married Robert Allen on November 3,
1947, in Anadarko, and they made their home at Cogar, where they owned and operated Allen’s Country
Store for several years. In addition to being a farm wife, Ella had worked in Electronics Assembly at Tinker
Air Force Base until her retirement. She also filled in as a substitute teacher over the years. She was a
member of the Cogar United Methodist Church.
She passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Canadian Valley Hospital in Yukon; having been preceded
by her husband, who died on October 19, 2013; two brothers, Sherral Winchester and wife Viola and
Kenneth Winchester; one sister, Erma Mae Buchanan and husband Floyd; and her parents.
She is survived by her children, Richard “Rick” Allen of Yukon, Paul Allen and wife Rhonda of Minco,
Randy Allen of Oney, Scott Allen and wife Ilisa of Cogar, and Christine Fields and husband Terry of
Kingston; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one on the way; her sister-in-law, Theola Winchester of Wills Point, Texas; other relatives and friends.

Joyce graduated from Fort Cobb in 1951 Celebration of Life services for Fort Cobb alumnus, Oma Joyce
Ratliff, 81, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 12, at Southern Hills Baptist Church, 85th & Penn in Oklahoma
City, where she was a member. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Fort Cobb, directed by Fort Cobb
Funeral Home.
Joyce was born May 6, 1933, near Anadarko, the youngest of the
seven children of Mark and Oma Myrtle Underwood Tallent. She
attended school at Washita during her early years and moved with
her family to Fort Cobb when she was in the 8th grade. She graduated
with the sixteen member Class of 1951 of Fort Cobb High School.
She married David Ratliff in 1952 at Paso Robles, California, where
David was serving at Camp Roberts with the United States Army.
She later joined him in Heidelburg, Germany. After returning home,
Joyce was Secretary to the Registrar at Oklahoma College for
Women in Chickasha. David and Joyce later made their home in
Fort Cobb where their three children were born. Joyce attended
Oklahoma University and worked at Star Manufacturing for 11
years. David and Joyce were divorced and she and the children took
care of each other. Joyce was in the insurance business for 20 years.
For her, her children were always first and she provided for them. They have all grown up to be professionals and she was very proud of them. Joyce liked to do many things, and travel was at the top of the list, so
she did much traveling. She liked crafts and made beautiful baskets. She was a member of the Order of the
Eastern State and a Christian Women’s group. Second only to loving and caring for her children, was her
love for her grandchildren. She loved being with them and spent much time with them. Children and
grandchildren stories were her main topics of conversation and she was so proud of them. Joyce loved
looking at the night skies and would often call people to remind them of heavenly sights. Her wish was that
her headstone would read, “I saw Haley’s Comet in 1986.” She had several cats and dogs throughout her
life, and always took in homeless animals. She had a special connection with people and many commented
she was like a mother to her, and they loved her very much.
She passed away Friday, March 6, 2015. She is survived by her children, David Mark Ratliff and Laura
Jo Ratliff of Oklahoma City and Matt David Ratliff and wife Dana of Fulshear, Texas; her grandchildren,
Tana Schuermann and husband Matt, Tara D’Angelo and husband Jim, and Mason Ratliff; her sister,
Bernice Henderson of Fort Cobb; other relatives and friends.

Patsy Stotts
Patsy and Jake were a team
Services for Patsy Jean Stotts of Bridgeport were Saturday, March 7, at the Bridgeport Methodist
Church with Rev. John Gable officiating. Burial was in the Graceland Cemetery at Bridgeport, entrusted to
Turner Funeral Home-Hinton.
Patsy was born December 10, 1932, in Bridgeport to Robert and Mary Yount and attended Bridgeport
and Hinton Schools. She met J.C. “Jake” Stotts when she was very young and they were united in marriage
on September 3, 1948, in Wheeler, Texas. Patsy had a great collection of dolls and owned her own ceramic/
gift shop at their home, both in Escondido, California where they lived in the early 1950’s, and in Bridgeport, where they moved back to in the Summer of 1977. Patsy worked in Home Health Care. She loved her
husband, children and grandchildren. Patsy was a very generous, loving wife, mother and was the best
grandma and great-grandma. Patsy handled any situation very well. She was an excellent cook. She and
Jake were a team and had Sunday dinner at their house, and enjoyed crafting together. They had a huge
garden, traveled to different towns to try different restaurants and enjoyed going to garage sales and
auctions. Holidays were a joyous time, including the Easter Egg Hunts with the grandchildren. Patsy
owned and operated Bridgeport Grocery Store in the late 1970’s. She was a member of the Bridgeport
Methodist Church.
She passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Geary Nursing Home, having been preceded by her
husband Jake, who died on January 28, 2015 in Watonga; her great-grandson, Dawson Douglas Derry; her
siblings, Lillie Herbold, Ruth Duff, Wanda Senter Massey, Bob Yount and Ray Yount; and her parents.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Kathy and Hal Smith of Bridgeport and John and
Becky Stotts of Hydro; and her grandchildren, Patty Smith and Krista Derry and husband James of
Bridgeport, Johnny Stotts and wife Tessa of Hydro, Jordan Cook and husband Cullen of Drummond, and
Holly Johnson and husband Clayton of Marietta. Great-grandchildren surviving are Kathleen Smith, Annie
Jean Derry, Kacigayle Myers, Kyla, Kynleigh and Keagan Brooks, Kadee Bentley, Jace and Reece Stotts
and Wyatt Johnson; many other relatives and friends. Memorials may be made to the BridgeportGraceland Cemetery, %Turner Funeral Home, PO Box 250, Hinton OK 73047.

Orren Roulain
Orren was a proud Veteran
Services for Gracemont native Orren Herbert Roulain, 73, of Anadarko were Saturday, March 7 at the
Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Anadarko. Rev. Marvin Delaware officiated with burial in Memory Lane
Cemetery in Anadarko.
Orren was born April 5, 1941, in Gracemont to Lirl and Louise Ross
Roulain. He was raised by his aunt, Mary Woosypitti and grandmother
, Crete Mason “Kis-chis-ne-kits-ne. He had lived in Kansas and
Texas. He married Freda George on March 30, 1984, in Wichita Falls,
Texas. He was a loving husband, father and a wonderful uncle. He
had a love for life and made everyone feel welcome. He was a proud
Veteran of both the United States Navy and United States Army.
He was a member of the Wichita & Affiliated Tribes.
He was called Home by the Lord on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in
Anadarko. He was preceded by his mother, Jean Louise Ross
Wright; three sisters, Shirlene Ross Leisering, Cheryl D. Wright
and Bell Marie Wright Moss; three aunts, Myrtle Luther, Virginia
Collins and Mary Woosypitti; one uncle, Russell Ross; and his
grandmother, Kis-chis-ne-kits-ne.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Freda, of the home; his bonus son, Clifton George; a granddaughter whom he raised as a daughter, Britany Lynn Hunter; his siblings and their spouses, Donnie and
Carol Ross of Binger, George Jr. and Lois Wright of Gracemont, and Connie and Ignacio Mandujano of
Anadarko; other relatives and friends.

Sylvia Dean
Sylvia was a native of England
Graveside ervices for Sylvia Mary Jesse Winspear Dean, 87, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 12, at the
Mountain View Cemetery with Bro. Billy Clabaugh officiating. Arrangements are by Fort Cobb Funeral
Home.
Sylvia was born September 4, 1927, in Southwark, London, England
to Frederick Thomas Theodore and Annie Elizebeth Winspear.
During World War II, she met William “Bill” Dean, and after the war,
Bill returned to the United States. Sylvia traveled to the States to be
united in marriage to Bill on May 16, 1946, in Wichita Falls, Texas.
The newlywed couple began their married life in Shamrock, Texas.
In 1950, they moved to a farm just north of Mountain View in
Washita County where they established a home and brought up
their four daughters. On April 9, 1968, Sylvia became a naturalized
citizen of the United States. She returned to England to visit her
family five times over the years. Many people in Mountain View
remember her as a nurse for Dr. Tolbert in the Medical Clinic where
she worked for more than 20 years. Sylvia enjoyed many years
of happiness and laughter with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She passed away Monday, March 9, 2015, at Cordell, having been preceded by her husband Bill; three
older siblings; and her parents.
She is survived by her daughters, Susan Charles and husband Buford F. of Mountain View, Barbara
Clock and husband Jim of Hobart, Brenda Smith of Yukon, and Mary Jane Repp and husband Eddie of Fort
Cobb. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Michele Charles, Kimberly Charles Lowe, Amy Smith, Rebeca
Smith, Jamie Repp Cameron, John Repp and Jeremy Repp. Great-grandchildren are Robert and Rachel
Lowe, Whitley, David, Gabriella and Alex Espinoza, Sebastian Smith, Katy Cameron and Kaden Klein.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.

The Country Connection News, March 3, 2015, Page 7

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Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or
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Additional Qualifications: Master
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preferred.
Submit letter of application, resume,
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Applications accepted until a suitable applicant is found. CKTC is an
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technology center administrator credential within first year of employment; WorkKeys credential preferred;
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effectively document all required paperwork and submit reports based
on job responsibilities; expert level
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and ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders at all levels;
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and parents; calculate figures and
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Garrett Saunders, a Binger-Oney student placed 1st out of around 35 students, from
all over Oklahoma, at the General Tommy Franks Leadership Challenge at SWOSU. He
won $1000 to any college and if he decides to go to SWOSU he will get another $500.
He will also earn a place at the National Leadership Camp.

Selika Shives, a Binger-Oney graduate, was named Northern Oklahoma College-Enid,
Player of the Week recently. Jets Head Softball Coach Jamie Roberts said, “Selika was 74 with a 2.750 slugging percent, a double, two base runs and five RBIs in the Season
Opening Doubleheader against Pratt, blasting two home runs and a double. “ Roberts
added, “She not only brought a mighty bat but also providied leadership in the cirle and
got the win in Game 2 with a 15-2 victory.” Shives is a Sophomore at Northern and was a
1st Team All-Region selection-Designated Player last season. Selika, center, is pictured
with some of her Jets teammates.

Corn Bible Academy students received ratings of Superior I
and Excellent II at District Solo & Ensemble Contest at
SWOSU, February 21. They are Brittan Newton, Elk City; Bailee Brown, Weatherford; Allison Russell, Clinton; Andre Miller,
Thomas; Dakota Brewer, Clinton; Aevry Hayes, Hayes and
Carter Smith, Corn; Autumn Foster, Weatherford; and Levi
McAbee, Hobart.

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Keefer Royalty of ThomasFay-Custer School, was
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