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The Daily Oklahoman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma • 102

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THE OKLAHOMAN NEWSOK.COM Police union eyes city-manager plan a 22A SATURDAY, MAY 8, 2004 Graduate, 71, puts high value on education Air Force wife sought to occupy time, mind after husband died By Ann Kelley, Staff Writer SHAWNEE A proposal to hire a consultant to help the city commission find a new city manager has caught the attention of the local police union, whose management plans to observe the process. Union President Ken King said he will be at Monday's special city commission meeting to represent the police organization's interest in the hiring of a city manager. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at City Hall. It was called to allow the commissioners to hear proposals from Jerry Plock of Gerald Plock Associates of Flower Mound, Texas; and Jim Blagg of Mercer Group Inc.

of Dallas, two firms that specialize in filling high-level municipal government positions. Mayor Chuck Mills said if the commissioners decide a consulting firm is needed, they will send out requests for proposals and compile a list of candidates to interview. 'We won't have someone else's headhunter telling us who to hire," Mills said. "If we have to hire one, it won't be a company that has been hand-picked by an individual group or paid for by them." Ann Kelley: 475-4097, akelleyoklahoman.com BY JACONNA AGUIRRE, THE OKLAHOMAN Betty Cox, a 71-year-old University of Central Oklahoma student, reviews her notes before a final exam Thursday. Cox is graduating cum laude today from UCO.

"UCO was the next place for me because it was convenient," she said. Cox's son, Frank Cox, an airline pilot in Pennsylvania, said his mother always placed a large value on education within their home, and especially within herself. "This has been a very important goal for her," he said. Cox said attending class and making a good impression on her instructors was always important to her. Several years ago, after a 2 a.m.

flight landed in Dallas at the end of a vacation, she spent more than $100 to rent a car so she wouldn't miss her art class later that morning. "I painted a flaky picture that day and the teacher said it was the best thing I'd done for him," she said, laughing. "I couldn't believe it, because I was half asleep when I painted "Pointing The way' Bailey Smith and Gary Mathena By Beth Gollob, Staff Writer EDMOND Betty Cox spent years traveling the world with her Air Force husband and family, but didn't have a four-year degree until now. Today, after 14 years of college courses, the 71-year-old mother of five and grandmother of 10 will graduate with honors from the University of Central Oklahoma. Instead of attending college, Cox said most of what she learned in life came from decades of moving around the world with her husband, Wayne, a pilot in the Air Force.

Three of her children were born in foreign hospitals. "In 1962, we were living in Wyoming, and I had to complete their citizenship paperwork. Their birth certificates said they were born in Germany," she said. In 1990, after her husband died, Cox decided to go back to college. Her children were grown and she wanted something to do.

"I think the older you get, you need a goal to keep your mind active. I think it's better if you keep your mind occupied instead of sitting in a rocking chair and watching TV," Cox said. Her daughter, Nancy Bradley, who now lives in Chickasha, was working in the financial aid department at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, so Cox began taking classes there and working part-time as a receptionist. Cox soon transferred to Rose State College in Midwest City, where she earned an associate's degree in art. When Bradley went to UCO to become certified for secondary education, Cox enrolled, too.

May 9-12 May 9 at 10:45 and 6:00 May 10-12 at 7:00 Sunnylane Southern Baptist Church 3900 Epperly Drive Del City, OK (405) 677-0591 Pastor Dr. Philip Jones 1 Cox said she'd like to help fellow residents at the Oklahoma Christian Home apartments learn to paint. She'd also like to volunteer at schools and perhaps pursue a master's degree at UCO. Til have to get my car paid for first," she said with a laugh. Despite the time it took to earn her degree, Cox said she has no regrets.

"I'm glad I've done it and it certainly helped me miss my husband a little less, although I still miss him very much," she said. Beth Gollob: 475-3830, bhulliMlarioman.com II this notice. Objec- above. All Thorpe Building, P. O.

Box Oklahoma 731 62-2000 property are I ennonMta 14 CHANDLER a registration tea at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of Nancy O'Neal, 12500 Bryant Ave. The program will be about the U.S. flag and what it rep resents. Guests are welcome.

To make reservations, call Mary Frances Hickman at 528-0456 by Monday. From Staff Reports IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF NEW DOMINION, L.L.C. 111 W.5THST. SUITE 1000 TULSA OK 741 03 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE APPROVAL TO DISPOSE OF SALTWATER INTO THE: TURNER SWD 1 SW SW NE SECTION 1 2-1 1 N-5E POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA OCC PD No. 200400128 NOTICE STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: All persons, owners, produc- NOTICE OF SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY OF DEFAULTED TENANTS IN STORAGE UNITS AT U-STOR SE 44th, 2926 SE 44th, Oklahoma City, OK 73129, on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 2:30 PM.

Contents of units will be sold as Teacher charged with battery Anyone having financial interest in a 198 Honda Civic VIN JHMAF5332FS043000 contact Cowpokes Wrecker Service, 3016 N. Western, Moore, OK 731 60 ANYONE HAVING FINANCIAL INTEREST IN A BLUE 2 HORSE TRAILER OR A BLUE TRAILER SHOULD CONTACT AAAA WRECKER SERVICE INC. 406-424-4869. THE ABOVE NAMED TRAILERS HAVE BEEN IMPOUNDED AND ARE STORED 3307 N.E. 10TH OKC OK.

IF THE ABOVE NAMED TRAILERS ARE NOT CLAIMED THEY WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION ON MAY 18, 2004 FOR THE STORAGE AND TOW BILL AGAINST THE TRAILERS. NOTICE OF SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY OF DEFAULTED TENANTS IN STORAGE UNITS AT U-STOR E. RENO, 4802 E. Reno, Del City, OK 73117, on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at Contents ot units will be sold as a unit to the highest bidder tor cash. Unit KC16 David Douglas Ave OKC, OK 73109: XVaK Mother's Day Sale! Bring This Ad In For 20 Off Your Entire Mother's Day Purchase Offer Good Thru May 9th general description of pei sonal property are: 16 Tanya fl.

Stiggers, 1316 LEASE AND WELL AND LOCATION: TURNER SWD 1 SW SW NE of SECTION 12-11N-6E POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY OKLAHOMA INJECTION ZONES AND depth hvilcc WILCOX, AND ARBUCKLE 750 ft. to 7900 fl said the bridge should be finished in time for wheat harvest the first week of June. LUTHER Grand opening planned for library The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County will host a grand opening for the new Luther Library, 310 NE 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

Scheduled events include a city-sponsored parade at 10 a.m. and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new library at 11 a.m. The Falderal String Band will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and Elizabeth Threatt, 93, a retired schoolteacher who taught in Luther for 40 years, will be honored.

For more information, call the library at 277-9967. OKLAHOMA CITY Computer training offered at libraries NOTICE OF SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY OF DEFAULTED TENANTS IN STORAGE UNITS AT U-STOR ROCKWELL, 6920 N. Rockwell, Bethany, OK, household (Brighton Sale Items Excluded) Objections may be filed with Corporation Commission within fifteen days after Objections' should be mailed to the Oil Gas Conservation Division, Underground Injection Control Jim Thorpe Building, Room 201, Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4993. Street0' cash. Unit numbers, oc- description of personal property are: 42 Karla Smith, 822Greer, Covington, KY lowing units are scheduled to be sold: Green, Add're Justin R.T.

Hughes, 1 2344 NW Barnes Rd 426, Portland, OR 97229: vacuum, ta- IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF OKLAHOMA COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RANDALL KIRK WHITMER, DECEASED NO. PB-2003-1188 NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL DVVE Anyone having legal interest in the following vehicles call Sue 354-9778. (1 Isuzu-MarklNfi JABRT21 6XK741 4842, 1446 NE Sunnylane, Moore (2) 1967 GMC Truck VIN CE30VSA26086, 2710 SW 2nd, OKC (3) 1986 Kawasaki Jet Ski VIN KAW60620E686, 801 S. Sunnylane Moore (4) 1980 Honda MC VIN SC042008984 and 1976 Honda MC VIN CB760260164, 714 SE 16th, OKC (6) Yr. un- cise machine, kids toys 388 Steve Faast, PO Box 22051 OKC, OK 73123: grill, lawn-mower, shelf, misc tools, 20 Great Great Values IN i Motor VIN pursuant to an Order of the District Court of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, made on February 23, 2004, in the Matter of the Estate of Randall Kirk Whitmer, Deceased, the undersigned, as Personal Representative of the Estate of said deceased, will sell at private sale to the highest bidder for cash, subject to confirmation of said District Court, on or after atlklahoma City, Oklahoma! NOTICE OF SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY OF DEFAULTED TENANTS IN STORAGE UNITS AT U-STOR NE 23rd, 8700 NE 23rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73141, on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at Contents of units will be sold as 0PM, Box 61 State-of-the-art, water- energy-efficient, virtually chlorine-free custom designs Now even easier more affordable! description of person; nalprop- 745, MWC, OK 731 10: 1 NOTICE OF SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY OF DEFAULTED TENANTS IN STORAGE UNITS AT U-STOR MERIDIAN, 4100 N.

Meridian, OKC, OK 73112, on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at Contents A White Rock School teacher was charged Friday in Lincoln County District Court with misdemeanor assault and battery for allegedly taping shut a student's mouth. According to a court affidavit, Richard Cullison, 49, of Shawnee used duct tape on Feb. 26 to keep the 7-year-old from speaking. Court records indicate the child has mental health problems. Lincoln County Assistant District Attorney Clayton Nie-meyer said a teacher's aide also witnessed Cullison slap the child's arm after the child slapped his hand.

Cullison also was seen grabbing the child by the ankles and dragging him across a classroom, he said. Cullison is on medical leave from the school, according to court records. PIEDMONT Road closed for bridge repairs The approach on both sides of a dilapidated bridge near NW 164 and Morgan Road was closed this week for emergency reconstruction of the bridge. Phil Carson, Canadian County District 1 commissioner, said a resident notified him Sunday about a large hole in the asphalt deck of the bridge about a quarter-mile west of Morgan Road on NW 164. Carson said he immediately closed the road.

Replacing the bridge will cost roughly $26,000, Carson said. The project will be financed through an agreement among the county, Piedmont and Oklahoma City. The north portion of the bridge is in Piedmont, and the south side is in Oklahoma City. Each entity will pay a third of the costs, or about $8,700. Enid-based Construction is replacing the 18-by-16-foot structure with a modern 19.5-by-30-footbridge.

Carson with last-known Lot Thirty-Nine (39) of Block Three ffi. in TREADWELL 3RD ADDITION, to Oklahoma are? 11 Christine Come 4922 NW 23rd PMB OKC, OK 731 27: sofa, right of PO KC, OK 73157: cabinet 288 Heather De-bord, 2108 Godlin, OKC, OK 73141: TV, sofa, DVD player, 20 DVDs, saddle, satellite receiver, headboard and mattress set, vacuum, end table 375376 Yolanda Van Hook 2914 Vickie Dr Del City, OK 73115: sofa, loveseat, mattress, TV, coffee end Metro Technology Centers has partnered with the Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County to offer computer training at five metro libraries. Classes being offered are computer literacy, in both English and Spanish, and Word 2000XP-brochures and fliers. All sessions are held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturdays through Aug. 28. Tuition per session is $45, which includes the book. Classes are offered at the Edmond, Village, Belle Isle, Warr Acres and Southern Oaks libraries. Metro Technology Centers offers a variety of training and career programs to high-school students, adults and business and industry.

For more information, call Northwest 40th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 731 1 2 Bids must be in writing and may be left at the offices of Norman, Oklahoma 73071, or Court of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Dated this 28th day of April, 2004. Lura LeFevre, Personal Representative By: Holly K. Lantagne, OBA 1 9673 333 12th Ave. SE, Ste.

220 Norman, Oklahoma, 73071 Telephone: (405) 364-0210 Facsimile: (405) 364-9936 OKIE STORAGE LIEN AUCTION 601 5 S. BLACKWELDER, OK. CITY, OK. Oil and Gas Conservatic Jim Thorpe Building P.O. BOX 52000-2000 Oklahoma City, Oklahon 73152-2000 Okieltoraglwill'slll'lt1 Public Sale by competitive bid- Representative PD No.

2003004: STATE OF OKLAHOMA TO: Jr. BLDG. and takers of? and gas! JJjjjjP and all other interested per- NOTICE OF BID sons, particularly in Coman- The City of Sayre is now tak-che County, Oklahoma: inq Bids for the followinq NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: project: That Larry Staub, Inc. 1210 The work consists of con-Cherokee Place, Richardson, struction of a new Metal B-27 S. Price, B-28 C.

Fite, B-34 C. Heller, B-57 D. Raines, B-69 C. Smith, B-92 C. Reece.

BLDG. C-52 G. Broadstone, C-63 B. Law-horn, C-65 S. Beck, C-75 G.

Broadstone. BLDG. D-4 J. FREE Exclusive Cleaning Circulation System A series of high-velocity jets ensure a cleaner, warmer, healthier pool with less expense, energy, and harsh chlorine! Hance, D-19 K. Willingf that the Commission, pursu n''ri ern mrnfrf1 'utnmps dez.

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COUNCIL RD. OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 731 28 405-789-7471 John McClain, 7901 S. Council 25, OKC73129-C065 Richard Franks, 323 W. Michael Midwest City, OK ter into a welPas follows: WELL NAME AND LOCATION G. Spencer 1-A SW 1 4, SW 14, SW 14, NW 14, 'P NAME OF DISPOSAL ZONE AND DEPTH: Permian-Granite Wash TOP: 912' BOTTOM 922' DISPOSAL RATE AND PRESSURE: 40 Bbsday 200 PsiSurface 405.844.7500 313 E.

33rd St. Edmond bh Hall Monday through Friday 9:00 toOO. Bids" shall be ni? later than 5:00 p.m. on May 25, 2004. The bid shall be addressed to and delivered to: Cit of Sayre Shirte- Edi- The Oklahoma City of the Freedom at Valley Forge will host www.biuehaven.com World's Largest.

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