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Thursday, April 4, 2019

65 years ago, March 4, 1954

Council Race Hangs Fire; No Candidates

Tonkawa’s city election was still hanging fire today and by press-time Thursday afternoon still no candidates had filed for council positions.

Deadline for filing is 5 p.m. Saturday when filing forms must be in the office of I. D. Ross, Newkirk, secretary of the county election board. Ross said no filings had been received in his office as yet.

Five council positions are up for election April 6. One councilman is to be elected from each of the four city wards and one at large.

Councilmen from the four wards must be residents of the ward which they represent. The councilman-at-large can be a resident of any of the four city wards.

Evans Rehired School Chief

Andy Evans was re-elected as superintendent of Tonkawa public schools for the 1954-55 term when members of the school board met Monday night at the high school.

Next year will be Evans’ fourth as head of the Tonkawa schools.

The board also made plans for the annual school election, to be held March 23, according to Murray Scott, school board president. Two propositions will be on the ballot, a 15 mill general fund proposition and a five-mill building fund levy.

There will be only one balloting place, City hall. Any qualified voter in Tonkawa may vote and need not re-register under the new re-registration law to do so, Scott said. Balloting will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Reports Highlight Auxiliary Meeting

The monthly business meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary was held Monday evening when Auxiliary members met at

Legion hall.

Mrs. Howard Harold, president, conducted the meeting during which an invitation to attend the national president’s luncheon in

Oklahoma City, March 12 was read. The luncheon, to be held in the Billmore hotel, will honor Mrs. Harold S. Burdett, New York.

Auxiliary members also were invited to attend a banquet and dance March 13 at the Blackwell country club honoring Mrs. Vida

Trapp, Blackwell, eighth district president.

Mrs. Dewey Bittle, child welfare committee chairman, reported that the jelly drive had been delivered to the American Legion

Home School in Ponca City, along with 18 tea towels made by the

Past Presidents club.

It was reported by Mrs. Lee Thompson, chairman, that the recent food sale had netted $86.50. Final plans were made for the

Legion birthday dinner which will be held March 9.

The highlights of the district Legion and Auxiliary convention held in Ponca City Sunday were given by Mrs. A. D. Buck and

Mrs. Harold. Representing the local organizations at the convention were Mr. and Mrs. Buck, Mr. and Mrs. Harold and Mr. and

Mrs. Perry Howell.

50 years ago, February 17, 1969

21 From Tonkawa Named to NOC Honor Rolls

Bill Fix was one of 11 Northern Oklahoma college students named to the President’s Honor roll for the fall semester who maintained a 4.0 straight A grade average. Others named to the roll were: Richard C. James, Carolyn U. Poe and Lois J. Klinger, Ponca City; Nancy A. Onstott, Marshal I. Elliott and John E. Wente; Steve Mornhinweg and David Zavodny, Red Rock; Jim Pitts, Billings and William W. Eakin, Cherokee.

A total of 20 Tonkawa students were named to the Dean’s honor roll. Each maintained a three point average and was enrolled in 12 hours or more. Named were: Pearl Fesler, Joan Robbins, Dennis Tautfest, Donna Strange, Glen Watkins, Judy Fox, Lou Ellen Grimm, Kathleen Shaw, Charles Cunningham, Leslie Grimm, Madelyn McSparrin, Betty Fehrenbach, Mary K. Harris, Glenda Veal, John Carter, Deborah Fairchild, Betty McLaury, Sheila Colon, Robert Colon and Bill Johnson.

Area students also named to the Dean’s honor roll were: Lawrence Cadle and Rugenia Rawls, Lamont; Carolyn Seegers, Linda Main and Wesley Shobe, Billings.

K C. Bank Names McCarter To Sr. Vice President

C. Ted McCarter, a 1954 graduate of Tonkawa high school and son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis McCarter, 312 South Third was recently elected senior vice president of the commercial division of the First National Bank of Kansas City, Missouri, it was announced today.

McCarter joined the bank as a management trainee in 1960 after graduation from the University of Oklahoma and service in the U. S. Army Intelligence Corps. He was advanced to assistant vice president in 1964 and had been a vice president of the bank since 1966.

Mrs. Simmons Is Hostess To Busy Women

Mrs. Hugh Simmons was hostess when the Busy Women’s Extension Homemaker’s group met Thursday, February 13, for a regular monthly meeting.

The president, Mrs. Roger Blubaugh, opened the meeting with the Flag Salute and the Homemaker’s Creed. The hostess presented the devotional using scripture from first John, and Mrs. George Chandler led the group in singing.

Mrs. Clyde Williams, program chairman, introduced Mrs. Jim Terbush, who presented the lesson on “Common Alteration Problems.” She illustrated her talk with pictures and diagrams and noted the most common problems concerned the waist line, side seams and lengths. Hints were also given for bringing outdated garments back into style.

Mrs. Blubaugh reported that the club had made five entries in the Soil Fair Breadbaking contest - Mrs. Clyde Williams, loaf variety, Mrs. Merllyn Sherman, variety; Mrs. Clarence Robins, white loaf; Mrs. Cletus Blubaugh, dinner rolls; and Mrs. Roger Blubaugh, whole wheat. She also announced the club would participate in the Cherry Pie “Taste and Tell” to be held at the County Council February 25 at Hutchins Memorial in Ponca City.

Roll call was answered by 10 members and 8 guests: Mrs. Or-bra Howeth, Mrs. Blaine Musselman, Mrs. John Kuchera, Mrs. Lyn Smith, Mrs. Pat Razook, Mrs. Bruce Robinson, Mrs. Ralph Humphries, and Mrs. Danny Foos of Ponca City. Mrs. Humphries won the social prize.

Following the club collect the meeting was adjourned until March 13 when the members will meet with Mrs. Frank Greer. Mrs. Sherman will present the program, “Always Attractive.”

Mrs. G. Burson Gives Program For NOC Club

Mrs. G. E. Burson, assisted by Mrs. Clarence Helton, presented an informative program on “hobbies and collections” for members of the NOC Women’s Club and their guests at the annual club guest night Friday evening in the Memorial Union cateteria at the College.

Items from various collections were displayed to add interest to the program.

Hostesses for the evening were Mrs. Arthur Sweet, Mrs. Bill Heilmann, Mrs. Gene Dougherty, Mrs. Ralph Herren and Mrs. Barry Ballard.

Guests at the event were Mrs. Allen Jones, Mrs. Helton, Mrs. Dan Hudson, Mrs. Wesley Hoyle, Mrs. Brian Conaghan, Mrs. MIke Lord, Mrs. Jerry Johnson, Mrs. Eldon Moelling, Mrs. Adrian Vincent, Mrs. Roy Klufa, Mrs. Durward Rosebery, Mrs. Nick Larchey, and Mrs. Effen Teten.

Members attending were Mrs. Pat Razook, Mrs. Barbara Palmer, Mrs. Ron Appleman, Mrs. Dick Finton, Mrs. Sarah Hawkins, Mrs. John Kuchera, Mrs. James Carver, Mrs. E. E. Vineyard, Mrs. Melvin Korn, Mrs. Bob Steichen, Mrs. Leo Canaday, Mrs. Clane Kirtley, Mrs. Olin Walcher, Mrs. Heilmann, Mrs. Herren, Mrs. Ballard and Mrs. Sweet.

Social Club Has Thursday Meet In Deem Home

The Tonkawa Social club met February 13 in the home of Mrs. Glen Deem.

Mrs. Ronald Ray presided and Mrs. Adrin Carr led the devotionals, reading Psalms 121 and an article “Don’t Quit.” The Lord’s Prayer was prayed in unison. The group sang, “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and roll call was answered with Valentine verses.

Several members participated in a Valentine program with Mrs. Carr reading “The Legend of the Valentine.” Mrs. Don Behar read, “In Old Days Old Maids and Bachelors Exchanged Valentines.” Mrs. L. E. Ailey presented “The English Dominated Valentines in America for Many Years,” and Mrs. James Menasco discussed “In 1950 Sick Valentines Came Into Use.” Games of “Hearts” were played with Mrs. James Menasco winning high, and Mrs. Oscar Brown, second high. Mrs. Ray won the dime drill. Birthday gifts from secret pals were received by Mrs. Phil Roberts and Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Brown also received an anniversary gift from her secret pal. Several members received valentine gifts from their secret friends. Mrs. Menasco was a guest at the meeting, and members attending were Mrs. Ailey, Mrs. Behar, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Jacob Ronck, Mrs. Joe Yowell, Mrs. Travis Looper, Mrs. Carr, Mrs. Deem, Mrs. Floyd Jones, Mrs. E. O. McCoy, Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Henry Morrill.

25 years ago, April 7, 1994

Eagle Scout project will paint curb numbers

An Eagle Scout project by Scott Butler of the Tonkawa Boy Scout Troop II is being conducted to provide a service to Tonkawa.

Many homes in town do not have house numbers that are legible from the street. They are difficult to read whether in daylight or at night. Of the homes that do have curb numbers painted, many are faded, peeling or unreadable.

To help make emergency services more effective and to make finding a home easier for visitors, address numbers can be painted on the curb in front of the home.

These house numbers will be painted with permanent paint. The curb area will be cleaned, old paint removed, new paint applied and any mess will be cleaned up, Butler said.

Linda Main elected Tonkawa’s newest school board member

Linda Main Tuesday won a four-year term on the Tonkawa school board.

She easily outdistanced Jack Klinger in a runoff election.

Mrs. Main will now serve out the remaining four years on the term previously held by Ron DeWitt who resigned last fall so his wife could go to work for the school district.

For the first time in several months, the Tonkawa school board will be at full strength when it meets Monday, April 25.

20th Century Research Club

The 20th Century Research Club met Tuesday, March 22 in the basement of the Administration Building on the NOC campus.

Officers for the 1994-95 term were elected and are as follows: Linda Main, Pres.; Judy Finton, Vice-pres.; and Wanda Webb, Sec.-treas.

The club voted to give $50.00 toward buying frames for pictures for the Historical Society museum. Ginger Hunter reported she donated some old POW stationery to the museum in the Club’s name.

Ruschelle Morgan was selected to receive next year’s NOC scholarship from the club. Also current recipient Jennifer Robbins will be given again next year.

There was discussion but no action taken on the HOBY Intermship Program.

Linda Main was in charge of the program. She taught the group how to make and paint a wooden Easter bunny complete with bonnet.

Members present were Deanna Bowling, Brenda Brown, Judy Finton, Kerri Gray, Ginger Hunter, Debbie McIntyre, Peggy O’Mealey, Helen Terbush, and Wanda Webb, also guests Margaret Lutes and Renee McMurtrie.

Past Matrons meet

Past Matrons Club met April 4 at the Northern Oklahoma College cafeteria for a rugular meeting and luncheon. Ella Konklin was hostess and Faye Barnhart gave the invocation.

Elsie Rea won the quarter drill and first place in the bingo games. Mrs. Barnhart won low at bingo.

Those present included Mrs. Konklin, Lola Smith, Hazel Diem-er, Mrs. Rea and Mrs. Barnhart. Beulah McIlvain will be hostess at the next meeting and Mrs. Zody will give the devotions.

Julie Martin, Tommy Followwill, Dalton Johns, Shelby McMillen win first in Coloring Contest

Winners in the annual Easter Coloring Contest sponsored by the Service Bank of Tonkawa were announced this week.

Judging of the entries was done by the staff of the Tonkawa Elementary School.

A check for $10 was presented first place finishers and $5 for second.

Prize money was presented by Dennis Buss, president of the bank.

Winners, by age division follow:

Age 2-3 -- Shelby McMillen, 2, 403 S. First, daughter of Larry and Christy McMillen, first; Darcy Dickover, 2, 210 N. 3rd, daughter of David and Shelly Dickover, second.

Age 4-5 -- Dalton Johns, 4, 101 S. 10th, son of Shelly and Darrin Johns, first; Jordon Love, 4, 619 W. Grand, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Love, second.

Age 6-7 -- Tommy Followwill, 6, 401 S. Fourth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Followwill, first; Niki McMillen, 6, 403 S. 1st, daughter of Larry and Christy McMillen, second.

Age 8-10 -- Julie Martin, 10, 512 N. 11th, daughter of Don and Vickie Martin, first; Jeremy Love, 9, 619 W. Grand, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Love, second.

10 years ago, April 2, 2009

City will choose two councilmen Tuesday

Two Tonkawa city council seats are up for election this year and both will have two-man races when next Tuesday’s April 7 ballot day arrives.

They follow:

Ward one, now represented by Joe Kingery. Kingery, 102 N. 4th, born Dec. 22, 1970, is seeking re-election. He is being opposed by Jim Schreen, 300 Krow Drive, born Sept. 1, 1958.

Ward two, now represented by Joe Lewallen. Lewallen, 1206 N. 6th, born April 23, 1946, is seeking re-election. He is being opposed by Bill Cunningham, 1316 N. 5th, born April 23, 1947.

Bucs to play in Pawnee Bill all-star classic

Four Tonkawa Buc footballers have been selected to play in the Pawnee Bill All-Star Classic. They include Jake West, Colby Ellis, Mark Smith and Tyler Becker. The game will be played on May 29 with kickoff at 7 p.m. Practice will be held on May 26, 27 and 28.

Tonkawa students among KBD inductees

The Kappa Beta Delta (KBD) international Honor Society induction was held recently at Northern Oklahoma College in the Walcher Conference Center. A total of 44 students were inducted into the international Honor Society, two from Tonkawa. The Tonkawa inductees were Christina Moore, and Stephanie Guzman.

Students are eligible to be invited to lifetime membership based upon the following criteria: they must rank in the upper 20% of students pursuing business degrees at the time of invitation to membership, must have completed a minimum of 15 semester hours of credit, of which a minimum of six semester/quarter hours are in business subjects toward the degree program; and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Transfer students who meet the qualifications for membership may be inducted after they have completed a minimum of one term of work in the department, division, or school of business in which the chapter is located provided their overall record, in the judgement of the collegiate chapter, is of KBD caliber.

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