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A2 THE JOURNAL, Thursday, October 15', 2020 Jln Remembra “ 1e A. Ketron, Jr. 1957- Robert A. Ketron, Jr., Gladys Hazel (Mobley) 62, passed away on Sat- urday, October 3, 2020 in Oklahoma City,Oklahoma surrounded by his family. His memorial ser— vice was held on Monday, 0 ctobe r 1 2 , 2020 at 1 1 am. at Dighton Marler Funeral ' Home Chapel. Dighton Marler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Robert was born on November 30, 1957 in Shat— tuck, Oklahoma to Robert Ketron Sr. and Ruby (Dean) Ketron. He grew up in Buf- falo, Oklahoma and grad- uated from Buffalo High School. After high school he attended Oklahoma State University and received a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Robert loved helping his family and friends. He loved nothing more than bartering and trading. He loved watching any OSU sports. He never met a stranger and could talk about any subject. He loVed the family dog Bubbe. Robert was preceded in death by his father, his sister Linda Renee Ketron, his grandfather Martin Ray Ketron Sr., his grandmother LWV > Page A1 to fund the program.The per- centage of dollars the federal government contributes is insufficient. New there is a significant financial burden that may result in budgetary cuts of core services. Medic- aid was designed for senior citizens and children. The massive infusion of younger healthier adults into this group of patients will reduce the number of appointments available for the elderly and children. This will create a healthcare access insecurity. Federally Qualified Com- munity Health-Centers are great alternatives to provide healthcare in Oklahoma. RANSON: Oklahoma’s 10 percent share of Medicaid expansion could be $164M in its first year. The Okla- homa Policy Institute has outlined options to cover this cost. Expansion itself will 2020 Ketron, his grandfather Addison H. Dean,~ his grandmother R u b y M a e Adamson. Robert is survived by 1‘ his significant 'other of forty years Dorothy L. Fouquet, his children: Shaun A . Ketron, Brandi R. (Ketron) Dotter and husband Wes, Michael A. Ketron, Robert G. Fou- 'quet—Ketron, and Patrick F. Kennedy. He is also survived by his siblings, Virginia Hibbs and husband J .R., Joyce Day, Rudeana Brookshire, Alice Blevins and husband Curtis. As well as grandchildren: Elodie Moses, Chloe Harris, Alexis Dotter, and Bennington Dotter. Along with many nieces, nephews, and dear friends: Mike Mauk, David Hubble, John Vanatta, and many others. Memorial contributions may be sent in his name to Stillwater Habitat for Humanity c/o Dighton Marler Funeral Home, 5106 N. Washington St., Stillwa- ter, Oklahoma 74075. Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www .dighton- marlercom. generate $123M in new state tax revenue, leaving $41M remaining. This spring, the legislature approved increas- ing the Supplemental Hospi— tal Offset Payment Program (SHOPP) fee, which hospi- tals already pay to fund Med- icaid, from 2 .3 to 4.0 percent, to generate $134M — much more than needed. Increas- ing the fee tojust 2.9 percent would more than suffice. I don’t support SQ 814, which would take funds dedicated to anti-smoking programs and cancer research. How can OK state pay for their fundamental responsi- bilities for education, health care, safety and infrastruc- ture? light of the changes in the oil and gas industry, should changes in revenue sources be made? MEANS: The top priority of our state government is You‘re Retired; 1 Your Money isn’t. ,. Judy Hull Steve Norman r507 s Sangro nu 424 5. Lewis Sfilwm, OK 74074 StitMaler, OK was (405) 377-1990 (405) 372.7437 ; Panda mm, CFP Kevln Clark 409st 1120NDuck,Ste.J Stillwater, OK 74074 sum, 0K74075 (405) 730-7238 (405) 372-7437 4721 W. 6m. Ste. 150 Stevlson Mm! Hull, CFP 1507 S Sangria Rd Stillwater, OK 74074 (405) 377-1990 Judy Stillwater. OK 74074 (405) 372-8472 medwardlones.com Member sup: Erlwardjones MAKWG SENSE OF lNVESTING People .Tryon woman accused of illegally using truck By Patti Weaver Journal Correspondent STILLWATER — ATryon woman has been jailed on $10,000 bail on charges of unauthorized use of a rural Cushing man’s truck, pos- sessing methamphetamine, and having drug paraphernalia described as two syringes in her bra. Nancy Marie Akins, 37, has been scheduled to appear before a Payne County judge this week on the three-count charge punishable by up to seven yearS’ incarceration plus as much as a $7,000 fine on conviction, court records show. Aldns was arrested at 7:38 1 pm on Oct. 3 by Payne County Sheriff 5 Deputy David Sloan, who had interviewed her in Perkins, according to his affi- . dav1t On 'Oct. 1, the deputy had been advised that Akins took a rural Cushing man’s pickup ' truck without permission and then returned it, the affidavit alleged. The truck owner, whose brother had dated, Akins several years earlier,’ said his residence and truck were unlocked -— and the keys to the truck were inside it, the affidavit alleged. Two days later, when Perkins Police Officer Billy Laster was I sent on a report of a suspicious person in the 100 block of S. Cirnarron, the deputy heard him conduct a wanant check on Akins and asked that she be detained in Perkins so he could talk to her, the affidavit said. “As I was pulling my Miranda warning card from my, notebook, Akins began to have an excited utterance. Akins stated that she got a ride from Cushing, and went to (the truck owner’s) residence because she needed help... Akins stated she went inside and got a pop out of the fridge and went back on the front porch,” where she saw the truck owner’s neighbor pull into his own driveway, the affidavit alleged. stated her foot was hurting so she knew (the truck owner) left the keys in the unlocked truck,so she drove it to (the neighbor’s) residence” v -- where the neighbor gave her a ride home to Tryon, th Roommates to be tried on heroin charge By Patti Weaver Journal Correspondent STILLWATER — Two Stillwater men, who live together at a house on N. Charolais from which $1,500 worth of heroin was allegedly seized, have been ordered to stand trial on drug trafficking charges that carry as much as a life prison term on conviction. Joshua David Guth, 37, and Steven William Wisler, 38, remain held in the Payne County Jail on $50,000 bail each pending their court appearances before separate judges in November. “Guth told me he is in a part- nership with Steven Wisler and they sell heroin to make money. Guth told me he picks up 1/2 ounce of heroin from Oklahoma City three times per week,” Stillwater Police Detective Josh Carson alleged in an affidavit. “Josh'told me he was staying with Steven Wisler and doing laundry... Guth stated he was selling heroin from the resi- dence,” Carson alleged in his affidavit. On June 26, “Steven admit- ted to just picking up heroin last night. Steven advised he sells heroin to make money. Steven said he and his wife . are heavy addicts and this supports his addiction. Steven further admitted he typically picks up 1/2 an ounce a few times a week from his sup- plier,” Stillwater Police Detec- tive Brett Moore alleged in an affidavit. ‘ During a search of the defen- dants’ residence that day by both detectives, “I located numerous prepackaged bag— gies of heroin in a' locked safe inside the residence,” where syringes and spoons with heroin residue along with packaging material and scales were found, Moore alleged in an affidavit. At the time of the June 26 arrests, Wisler was on probation fOr possession of methamphetamine, a syringe and a spoon in 2016, which the prosecution is seeking to revoke since Wisler tested positive for opiates, metham- phetamine and amphetamine in 2018,court records allege. ’ Guth was on probation for possession of hydroCodone, syringes and spoons with wet cotton in 2017, which he violated by testing positive for methamphetamine, amphet- amine and opiates in 2018, court records allege. to ensure the rights, freedoms through 2022. Essential ser— What are your thoughts on and safety of all Oklahomans and visitors in our state. Our current District 34 Represen- tative voted against a bill that helps identify pedophiles. If legislators are not willing to protect our children Okla- homa communities will soon collapse. She voted against a bill to help keep assisted sui- cide out of Oklahoma. When our legislators are voting against protecting the lives of our children, the elderly, and disabled citizens nothing else will matter. The real Fundamental Responsibility of legislators is protecting the lives and safety of all Oklahomans. RANSON: Oklahoma faces tough budget years probably FIRE . F Page A1 City Hall. Barta said homeowners shOuld protect their home and property as drier conditions occur. “If all the things come together which is drought, dry conditions, high wind and low humidity then you have the potential for a bad wildland fire season,” he said. “They (homeowners) need to mow their property and not store flammable materials near their vices that directly support people must be prioritized and their budgets main- tained. These include educa— tion, health care, farme and child services, and public safety. Other agencies will still provide seryices but with temporarily reduced budgets. Important spend- ing can be continued, but projects that can be delayed should be delayed. These are stopgap measures, not long-term budget solutions. Our revenue problems run deep, and we must do much more, from economic diver- sification to improved trade agreements, to increase and stabilize revenues and fully fund all state services. homes. They need to cut back cedar trees. They can ignite with a lot of force and spread. You need to keep it cut down and cut bac Barta said homeowners can also remove all dead plant material from around their home and plant fire-resistant vegetation that is healthy and green throughout the year. He said homes should also have an exit strategy from their homes as well as having access availability for first responders. the “super majority” rule in the Oklahoma Legislature for increasing income tax rates? MEANS: The Super Major- ity rule was voted-in place by the will of Oklahoma citizens with the passage of SQ 640. This was done in the same fashion as state SQ 780, SQ 781 and SQ 788. Propos— als for increasing personal income taxes and Oklahoma Corporate taxes should not be taken lightly. Any proposal to increase or decrease taxes in Oklahoma should include an in_—depth impact study to ensure changes will not‘ have negative consequences for working families, small affidavit alleged. “While speaking with Akins, I observed her speech was rapid and not making sense with the random stories she was telling me...l asked Akins when she last used metham- phetamine. Akins stated she used two days prior,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit. “After conducting the inter- view, Akins requested a ride to Stillwater. I placed Akins ' in the rear passenger seat of my patrol car..Ibegan looking at the display for my in—car camera system. I observed Akins pull two syringes from her bra area. I began pulling over to the shdulder, in the area of Perkins and 46th Street, when I observed her place the syringes back in her bra,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit. “I opened the rear passenger door and instructed Akins to give me the needle_s...I instructed Akins to give me whatéver else she had illegal on her. Akins retrieved a debit card, some money and what appeared to be paper trash,” that containedtwo wrappers with a white powdery sub— stance,” the deputy alleged in his affidavit. According to Lincoln County court records, Akins had been charged six years ago with possessing a drug and drug paraphernalia in Chandler. When she pleaded guilty in 2015, she was given a five— year deferred sentence with an order to comply with the methamphetamine registry, court records show. On Aug. 31 of this year,abench wanant was issued for Akins’ arrest for failure to pay various costs in her case. businesses and corporations in Oklahoma. RANSON: The question is moot until Oklahoma is no longer dominated by a super majority party. The rule simply ensures that income tax rates will not be changed since the majority party refuses to look at taxation seriously and objectively. Our taxes are among the most regressive in the country; A person earning just. $22,000 per year pays the same top income tax rate of 5 percent as someone earning $1M. The tax burden on. lower-in- come individual and families is inequitable and unconscio- nable, but this is a reality the majority won’t address. 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