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The Stillwater Journal Thursday, April 8 - Page 5 a ~nja survivors and physi- work. Omed Sen. Angela Gov. Brad Henry proposed an and House Speaker Pro additional $20.5 million in fund- Danny Hilliard ing for trauma care in his execu- ~'or a special presenta- tive budget for Fiscal Year 2005. state of Oklahoma's Monson, D-Oklahoma City, care network. . ~legislative leaders hosted coordinated Monday's presenta- ~resentation in the State tion and introduced a series of trauma survivors, parents ofsur- ,ii~Charnber in an effovivors and doctors who )~ ,~. ther lawmakers an ~tthO /rc on the need for an infu- explained how the trauma sys- tem worked for them and the f t, f funding to keep the need to keep it operating at its ~0nly Level 1 Trauma current level. I[:' Open at University"This kind of accident could ~!in Oklahoma City and happen to any one. In a matter of r,ure the existence of reh- seconds, your live can be forev- ~[~tewide trauma care net- er changed by a trauma injury -- the MONSON, D-Oklahoma City, visits with Skip State Capitol Monday. Sellars was injured in a and was treated at a trauma center. an injury where seconds count. Trauma care literally saves lives when other medical care cannot. That's why it is so important," said Monson. In the next few weeks, law- makers will consider an increase in the fee assessed for reinstate- ment of a suspended driver's license; the fine for a conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol; the fine for conviction of controlled dangerous sub- stances crimes; and a proposal to send a tobacco tax increase to a vote of the people. The fee and fine increases and a portion of the increase in tobacco tax rev- enue would be devoted to fund- ing trauma care. Among those speaking at the presentation was Dawn Layne of Purcell. Her daughters were driving in a car last June when they were reportedly swiped by a semi-truck. Alicia Layne, 19, was killed instantly. Laura Layne, 15, was critically injured. "Without the trauma center, we would not have our daughter. There's not a doubt about that. It's a fact. "Without mediflight being able to land and intubate her and CPR her and bring her back, she didn't have a chance," said Dawn Layne. She urged law- makers to do everything in their power to save the state's trauma care system. Rep. Hilliard, D-Sulphur, recently worked a shift in the University Hospital Emergency Room to see the need first hand. "Our trauma care system in Oklahoma is a critical compo- nent of our health care delivery system in Oklahoma. To walk away this session and not do anything would be tragic. Together lives can be saved." ~hOwers arid a very busy programs in health careers edu- bare in the forecast for ,000 members of the cation. The focus of this year's conference will beFacing [ ~ta CareerTech student Obesity in Oklahoma. t!ons (CTSOs). SkilIsUSA, the student organi- ~0f the seven CISOs, zation associated with trade and ~d by the Oklahoma industrial education, will have '="~ent of Career and its state skills competition from ~ll~gY Education, have April 25-27, at the Tulsa [leadership conferences Convention Center Downtown. ~ted throughout April. Timberline Corporation will ~ferences were held in sponsor SkilIsUSA students in a ~pCTso conferences fea- etitive events reflec- ~n,~e learning that's taken ~ Ughout the year, along " election of state offi- ~Teeh has a proud her- . nsoring these student ~hOns associated with .~ OCcupational nrogram Our high schools and 'urt~, centers, said Dr. Phil ~ile, CareerTech state i' "These programs and ~tions provide thousands "zOnla students each year .~Y of both technical and Ills required by today's Fee, 0f these skills include Speaking, leadership ~d Valual~le work place lee preparing them for r graduation, Berkenbile community service project in Tulsa during the conference. FFA, the student organization associated with agricultural edu- cation, will host its 78th state convention from April 27-28 in at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. A new Ford truck will be given to the school winning the National Chapter Award drawing. Two CTSOs, Business Professionals of America (BPA), supporting business and infer- ~k/ahoma CareerTech ~ Programs in about Idle, junior and senior '~%ls across the state. , also attend classes at ~54 technology center ilig State confabs: !tealth Occupations fAnaerica State Lead- %ference will he held i115-17 at the Meridian ~ Center, Oklahoma ~ssociated with con 76,000 mation technology education, and DECA, supporting market- ing education, held their state 'conferences in March. And meeting earlier this month were: Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), the student organization associ- ated with family and consumer sciences education, held its state convention April 2 in Oklahoma City. A featured speaker was Aaron Cross, a Paralympics par- ticipant in archery from Minnesota. The Technology Student Association (TSA) Leadership and Career Development Conference ends a three day meet Thursday at the Tulsa Convention Center. TSA sup- ports technology education for middle and high school students who will be participating in 32 competitive events. -=-t-t-,J State Farm,I1d Providing Insurance and Financial Services I (~,II Home Offce, Bloomingdale, IL 61710 t~ II Larry Gosney Agent 124 W. 6th Stillwster, OK Office: 405-377-8100 or 800-376-8101 Fax: 405-624-6688 =tatefarm.com MEGHAN HARBACK, center, was thewinnerDittmeyer, HeavenSent; Beth Howard, Cat of a gift basket worth more than $400 from the and the Fiddle; Angle Griswold, The Beadery; Seventh Street Merchants Saturday during Nancy Wood, Nahfoka. their Easter promotion, Presenting Meghan(StiUwater Journal photo by Mac Crank) with her prize are, left to right: Marsha County Commissioner reads 'complaint'note about hunt When Payne County Commis- sioners met the last day of March for their end-of-the- month payroll-approving ses- sion, they discussed a concern that had been received by Commissioner Jim Arthur. It came up during considera- tion of a request from the Little Shops on Seventh to use the courthouse lawn for an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3. Arthur read the letter he received from Carl and Bertha Mae Fletcher who live south on Range Road. "1 have great concerns about the Easter Egg Hunt April 3 on the courthouse lawn," the letter began. "This is due to the fact tht I worry about how this will effect the environment. I believe DEQ has regulations about the eggs that aren't found and the envi- ronmental hazard it would cause. This is not even counting the littering with plastic eggs and candy papers that will occur. "Is this event worth the dam- age that will happen to the lawn and other county property? You know how children are! "What about physical injuries to the children (choking on candy, running into each other, etc.) Is this board going to be responsible for anything that happens? "Thank you for taking the time to listen to my concerns. I know that once you think about these things, you will make the right decision," Arthur's read- ing concluded. Well, the Commissioners sat back in their chairs, thought a little and then responded, laugh Commissioner Gloria Hesser The Commission had a seri- was visibly taken aback, ous discussion of the request Commissioner Bill Deering just and then decided to grant it. At studied the letter, this past Monday's meeting, Arthur was about to choke as Hesser reported on the egg hunt he held back his smile and and said everything went off laughter. He knew the letter was smoothly. a fake and was getting a kick Also at the end-of-the-month out of Hesser's response. After session they approved the pay- a while, he let her in on the roll of $343,617.89. gag. Then everyone had a - Lawrence Gibbs THESE THREE LITTLE ladies show off some of the loot they found Saturday during the Easter Egg hunt on the courthouse lawn. Shown, from the left, are Bethanie, Dominique and Brittanie Cannon, It was a promotion by the Little Shops on 7th. (Stillwatar Journal photo by Mac Crank) Double D 6:00arn - 10:00 am Mell Rotb l O:OOam - 2:00pm Steye Kelly 2:00pro - 6:00pm Pete Mitchell 6:00pro- 12:00am VMerie Diamond 12:00am - 6:00am Hits of the '7O's & '80's Sundays 6:00-8:00pm Sttllwater Jukebox Live with Tom Dirato Music from '60's I I i