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Scan the QR code below for online content "Payne Count's Oldest Newspaper Since 1890" 4 Sections 24 Pages ! i: ¸¸¸¸¸7 ! iii ii!!~iiii~I i ! ~iii ~i;i~ i cl ili!i!ii¸i:i : i i i!iii~iiiiii !i?¸ ; :i!~:~: ~ : e The Payne County Board of Commissioners Monday officially named the Commissioners meet- ing room at the County Administration Building as the Gloria Hesser Commissioners Meeting Room in honor of the late District 2 Commissioner. "We approved renaming of this room to the Gloria Hesser Commissioners Meeting Room as a trib- ute for the former District 2 commissioner," said District 2 Commissioner Chris Reding. "She was truly an amazing woman who did an amazing num6er of things. It is only fitting that this would be a tribute to her." Stillwater Journal Page A1 Shine At Perkins-Tryon turned in a solid performance with a top 10 team finish and three individual medalists at last weekend's wrestlin tournament at Kingfisher. Page B1 Got calendar items? Email them to news@ thejournalok.com -Dec. 26 7:30 p•m. - Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, Perkins Christian Church • Dec. 28, 7 p.m. - Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, Perkins Lions Den • Dec 29, 6-8:30 p.m. - Monday Music Night, Perkins Senior Citizens Center, 114 E. Kirk • Dec 30, 7:30 p.m. - Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, Perkins Christian Church • Jan 1 - New Year's Day • Jan 2 7:30 p.m. - Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, Perkins Christian Church INDEX Church .................. C3 Classifieds .......... B4-B6 Comics .................. $6 Entertainment ...... C2 Farm & Ranch ...... , A6 History .................. A3 Obituaries ........... A2 Opinions ........... A4, $4 Public Records .... S2 School .................. A3 Seniors ................. C4 Sports ................. B1 -B3 By Van Mitchell Journal Staff Writer Bryan Larison was on a mission to help raise money to build two new residential foster homes at the Okla- homa Lion's Boys Ranch in Perkins. Thanks to fundraising efforts and a matching grant from a Lions Club donor, the OLBR will be able to add a third foster family home. The homes will be called the Paul and Ann Milburn Meadows of Hope named after the Shawnee family that donated matching grants for the homes. Larison, executive director of the OLBR, said for the initial launch, the estimated budget to build both homes and to cover the first year of operations was $500,000 or $225,000 to build each home and $25,000 each for operation expenses. He said OLBR previously enough to build a third house. With his match we have raised a total of $750,000 and we will be build three houses with that." Larison said construction has already started on the first two homes and should be completed by late spring. He said the third home proj- ect should begin by early summer• "Our goal is to have our foster parents in there by summer and have the kids in there before school starts," I.arison said. 'q'here will be a minimum of eight foster chil- dren with four foster children in each home." The houses will be built on land already owned by the OLBR. The three homes will be built next to each other, near the administrative office and one of the group homes. Jacob Foote with Integrity Home Builders is the project contractor. Construction is underway on two of the three Paul and Ann Milburn Meadows of Hope residential foster family homes at the Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch. The first two homes are expected to be finished by late spring. Construction on the third home should begin in late spring or early summer. Photo provided Boys giving back this Christmas secured a matching grant , Larison said fundrais- By Van Mitchell from Lion Paul Milburn, to ing continue year-round Journal Staff Writer cover half of the costs of to fund the OLBR and the Colleen Fowler says the new home• Milbum was new homes will add to those she wants Christmas to asked and agreed to match efforts, mean more than gifts half the costs of the third The Oklahoma Lions Boys under a tree for the youth home as well. Ranch has been serving the residents living at the "We have had a tremendous youth of Oklahoma for over Oklahoma' s Lions Boys response to our request to 60 years and has been home Ranch in Perkins• build houses," Larison said. to more than 1,500 boys The" house mother for "Wetoldhim(Milbum)ifhe between the ages of 12-18 the Cedars home saysshe matched that we would have . See OLBR, Page A3 wants it to lso be about By Patti Weaver residence, "Brandon was home for her safety, the Journal Correspondent sitting in his red Chevy affidavit alleged. A Perkins man was Tahoe in the parking lot," She said "when she charged Monday with the affidavit alleged.' arrived home, she was stalking his estranged wife She said "as she was walking to her apartment in Stillwater on Sunday leaving the parking lot, when Brandon ran from and threatening to kill her Brandon drove across the the breezeway toward and then himself, grass and attempted to hit her," the affidavit alleged• An arrest warrant was her vehicle with his Tahoe She said she fled back issued Monday for Bran- and block them from leav- to her vehicle where her giving back to the com- will be right here because munity that gives them they don't really have any- so much• where else to go," Larison "They are going to said• "For many kids this be delivering Christmas is their home•" baskets to needy fam- Fowler said she expects ilies from our church about four to five boys (First Baptist Church in will be staying at the Tryon)," Fowler said Cedars over Christmas. "We try to get the boys She said Christmas Day involved with community the boys will eat breakfast things. They are given so together, attend a movie in much so we realiy want Stillv,ater, ,:sit anoatdoor them to give back." ice skating ;ink in Edmond Boys 12 - 18 years andview Christmaslights old come to the ranch around Stillwater. from throughout the state Fowler said the follow- and are referred by the ing day he.r family will Department of Human come to celebrate Christ- Services• mas at the Cedars with her Bryan Larison, executive and the boys• director of the Oklahoma Larison said each resi- Lions Boys Ranch, said dent at the Ranch is asked' some boys will get to visit to provide a Christmas relatives or former foster wish list• parents, while others will "We ask them for a stay at the Ranch over the list and a lot of them are holidays• reluctant to write anything "Some are going to see down on a list because they have written lists See BOYS, Page A3 don Dean Munier, 28, ing,"the affidavit alleged. who was not in the Payne She said her male friend County Jail Monday after- got out of her vehicle and noon, a spokesman said. left the parking lot in his His estranged wife, who vehicle, the affidavit said. said she is in the middle Her friend said "Bran- of a divorce from Munier, don followed him all the male friend was parked family or previous foster See MUNIER, Page A3 parents but many of them asses The Iowa Tribe of Okla- January 2010, and 69 indi- Business Committee, a said that he has been way to Ripley," the affi- homa will be holding free viduals have received their Dollar General Literacy harassing her since he davit alleged. GED classes on Monday GED certificates. 69 Fami- Foundation Grant and the was released from jail in She said that she returned and Thursday evenings in lies have been changed and Walmart Foundation, pro- October after serving one to her residence when her January from 5:30. to 8:30 some of their stories may viding a classroom, internet year for domestic assault estranged husband left the p.m. The class meets at the be read on the Iowa Tribe support, Certified teacher, and battery on a pregnant area, the affidavit said. Iowa Tribe Environmental Library webpage. Anyone Kathleen Woods, sup- woman and threats to kill, She said that on Sunday, Building directly behind may attend the free classes plies, materials and testing Stillwater Police Officer at about 11:30 a.m., she D'Mario's Pizza on Hwyage 16 and above. The fees. The classes meet John Stanbery alleged in again left her residence in 33 in Perkins• They are GED program is also about twice weekly and students an affidavit, her vehicle and saw her no longer offering daytime building skills and liter- are encourage to bring a "She said the crimes estranged husband follow- GED classes. There will acy. The GED is not ansnack• The classes are very were committed on or ing her in his red Chevy be class except for severe easy program and does take informal, students receive about Oct. 9, 2013, and Tahoe, the affidavit said. weather, illness, or sched- a commitment to attend the one on one help and may she was the victim on theShe said "while she uled dates• class, study and homework, also receive tutoring beyond case, along with another was being followed, she Class dates are Monday, One thing for sure, the class the classroom if needed. female," the affidavit said. received a text from Bran- January 12; Thursday, Jan- changes people, they have When the student is ready She said that on Sunday don' s phone stating he uary 15; Monday, January improved self esteem and the Iowa Tribe GED Pro- at about 2 a.m., she arrived wasn't going to stop until 19; Thursday, January 22; dreams happen from promo- gram will also pay the test- at her residence after one of them was dead," the Monday, January 26; and tions, new jobs, admissions ing fees and re-testing fees being out with friends affidavit alleged. Thursday, January 29. to Vocational training or when needed. The newtest and "Brandon knocked on She said that he contin- Testing is on Wednesday College. There is no time is done in four sections and her door continuously for ued to follow her around evenings from 5:30 to 9:30 limit or pressure forthemto students are encouraged to approximately two hours Stillwater for about 45 p.m. at Meridian Technol- complete a class or section, work on one section at a before he l ft the area," minutes, the affidavit ogy Center. Students must we work with each individ- time. the affidavifalleged,alleged, preregister online, ual. We are very proud of For additional information She said that on Sunday She said that she con- The Iowa Tribe of Okla- all our students, you may call Sandy Tharp, at about 11 a.m., when tacted a male friend and homaLibrary has held com- The GED program is sup- Iowa Tribe Librarian at 405- she and a man left her asked him to follow her munity GED classes since ported by the Iowa Tribe 547-2402 ext. 213. THE JOURNAL Poweredby ] PI'e" Illlllllll Illlllllll ~ ~~ ,I