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A6 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, June 10, 2010 AD00,.a Celtic Fest coming Cushing banker recognized for service i to Payne County OK-John Oklahoma University for Bryant, chairman, presi- one year before transfer- The sights and sounds of Scotland, Ireland, Wales and more will be as close as the Payne County Expo Center coming on June 19 and 20. The pan-Celtic celebration marks Oklahoma's fourth annual Celtic Heritage and Music Festival in Stillwater. "Oklahoma is steeped in Celtic Heritage. Many of us who can trace our roots to statehood can trace them all the way back to one of the seven Celtic Nations," said Roger Graham, of Perkins, who co-chairs the festival with his wife, Carol. "We have families who intermar- ried with the tribes long before the trail of tears and Celtic immigrants who came to Oklahoma to work in the coal mines and on railroads or to farm. This is an oppor- tunity for us to learn more about that heritage, including music, dancing and other traditions." Admission for the festival is $5 for adults, $1 for children and will include music and dance performances on several stages. Performances will include Irish and Scottish bands, step-dancers, high- land dancers and dances from the Celtic region of Spain, Galicia. There will also be music workshops throughout the event as well as traditional "ses- sions" for musicians. "A traditional session is simply a jam session, where musicians can play tunes they know with each other and learn new ones," Graham said. "We're also planning on having a big Contra Dance on Saturday night. That's a kind of dancing that has its roots in dances and music from England, Scotland and Ireland and is sometimes called barn- dancing in this country." The Oklahoma Celtic Festival will also include vendors, Scottish Clans, Athletics, livestock, demonstrations, Work- shops, history exhibits, and a children's area. For more information on the Oklahoma Celtic Heritage and Music Association as well as the festival, go to http:// www.okcelticfest.com or contact Roger Graham at 405-612-2434. The Celtic horse pictured is Galway, a Gypsy Cob, one of over 50 horses competing in the arena. Photo by Chris Hicks  'acles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature. C. S. Lewis I dent & CEO of the Bank of Cushing Trust Co., was honored at the OBA's 113th Leadership Forum and Annual Convention held May 24 and 25 at the Renaissance Hotel in Tulsa. Bryant was surprised with the Chairman's Award, the most anticipated award of the evening. Each year, the OBA's outgoing chairman recog- nizes an individual whose rendered extraordinary service to the Oklahoma banking industry. This year, the 2009-2010 OBA Chairman, Marty Hansen, selected John Bryant, not just for his contributions for one year but a body of work so to speak of many years service to the OBA. John Bryant's family purchased Bank of Cush- ing in 1917. Steve Bryant became the President of the bank in 1920 and served in that capacity almost 30 years. Members of the family have continued to serve the bank since that time. John gradu- ated from Cushing High School in 1959, attended ring to Oklahoma State University where he grad- uated in 1963. During his high school years he was a member of the football team; the team which won the High School State Championship in 1958, the first for Cushing High School. In his college years he enjoyed bulldogging and roping. He began working for Bank of Cushing as a teller in 1963. Many years have passed since that day in 1963 when John served as a teller but he fondly speaks of the years he began working full time at the bank. "John has served for many years on the Gov- ernment Relations Council and actively participates in helping direct the board and management in regula- tory and legislative issues," Hansen said. "John always attends the Washington trip in September, which is so important to us. He's a regular contributor to the Oklahoma Bankers Public Affairs Committee, which is our lobbying effort to help the banking industry John Bryant receives the in Oklahoma mold leg- islation that is beneficial to both the banks and our customers." The Oklahoma Bankers Association was founded in 1897 and represents approximately 260 of the OBA's Chairman's Award. state' s banks. The Associa2 tion supports the industry and its members with a broad array of services including governmenLi relations, education, legaF services, fraud training and ; communications. Three-time felon denied sentence reduction Three years ago, Quattlebaum was placed on probation for 10 years conditioned on his paying $25,653 in back child sup- port at the rate of $191 per month, along with current support at $262 per month, and enrolling in and suc- cessfully completing the Payne County Drug Court program. After Quattlebaum was terminated from the Payne County Drug Court pro- gram last year for various rule violations, the judge revoked five years of his suspended sentence and ordered him into prison, court records show. By Patti Weaver Journal Correspondent A Payne County judge has refused to reduce the sentence for a three-time convicted felon from Glencoe, who was given a five-year prison term for violating the probation he originally received for failure to pay more than $25,000 in back child support. Jerry Ray Quattlebaum III, 31, who is incarcerated in Oklahoma State Refor- matory in Granite, had filed a motion for judicial review, which was denied Friday by District Judge Donald Worthington. Matthew 4:19 Vacation Bible School Good News Church (Corner of Kirk and 3 rd) Saturday, June 12 9am - 4pm Lunch served Ages 5 (Completed Pre-K) through 12 Call 547-1563 for more info. I I I I IIIIIII I I I I IIIIIIII ,J II Quattlebaum had repeat- edly missed Drug Court treatment classes and tested positive for drugs and alco- hol, court records show. Two years ago, Quat- tlebaum failed to show for Drug Court and "absconded with his ankle monitoring system, which is a loss of $1,700 to Payne County Drug Court, Inc.," accord: ing to court records. ' In addition to failing to' pay child support, which is' a felony, Quattlebaum had  previously been convicted twice in Payne County of- burglary, for which he was" given two years of proba-" tion i n 2001, court records show. Farmer's Market huge success The First Perry Farmers' Market was a huge success with an estimated 350 people attending. Some of the vendors had to restock by 9:30 AM due to the overwhelming response. Paul Bostic, who pro- vided the entertainment on the Dulcimer, was also a big hit with chil- dren of all ages with his handcrafted toys. Saturday, June 12th Julie York from the OSU extension office will offer free testing for pressure canners. Julie will be set' up in the Gazebo next to- the courthouse drive." Information on canning' and fresh food preserva/' el, tion will also be offered: The Simon's will be- attending Saturday with" their pulled pork and" smoked ribs. They do ask that you special order the ribs for guaranteed deliv'= " ery at 580-336-7983. Anyone interested in '. becoming a vendor or providing entertainment ' may do so by contacting Beth at 405-612-8995.