Mallorys Reach Gold Couple Married 60 Years

Frugal Living
Sara Noel
Sara Noel ©2011
Mr. and Mrs. David Mallory
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis Koger
Couple Married 60 Years
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis
Koger celebrated their 60th
wedding anniversary on Oct.
Robert Lewis Koger and
Ethel Ilene Montgomery
were married Oct. 21, 1951,
by the Rev. Charlie Shedd in
Ponca City. They have lived
in Ponca City since 1955.
The occasion was celebrated with a surprise
party given by their family
at the 40th reunion of the
Clan Montgomery, held at the
Shady Hills Ranch.
They are the parents
of four children: Norman
Koger, Robert Koger, Lynn
Koger Lindsay and husband
Robert, all of Winnemucca,
Nev., and Larry Koger and
wife Donna, Wichita, Kan.
The couple has seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchil-
Robert Lewis Koger and Ethel
Ilene Montgomery
dren and one great-great
How To Stop Your Dog
From Jumping at Door
Thanksgiving and Christmas
often involve visits from family and friends, but unless your
dog keeps all four on the floor,
you might be the one in the
doghouse. Some people will be
frightened by a dog that greets
guests at the door by jumping
up. Others may be allergic, frail
or easily knocked off balance.
A pawmark or doggy drool on
guests’ clothing is embarrassing, and while some visitors will
say they love dogs and it’s no big
deal, others will be annoyed.
Diane Morgan, who includes
jumping up in her book “Complete Guide to Dog Care” from
Animal Planet and TFH Publications, says dogs can be
trained out of jumping at the
door. But it takes time and
patience and you may need to
try different strategies to find
one that works.
Tucker, a 50-pound Labradoodle, can “sit, shake, high-five,
lay down, roll over, stay, heel,
do all that stuff,” said owner
Mike Pentz, who lives in Columbus, Ohio. “The only time he
doesn’t listen is at the front
Pentz and his wife Yvonne
worked with trainers using
clickers, a leash, and commands
to try to stop the behavior, but
nothing worked. Finally they
resorted to putting him in the
laundry room when company
arrives. Now, Pentz says, when
the bell rings, Tucker runs to
the laundry room and “waits
for me to close the door.” Once
guests have settled in, Tucker
comes out, checks everyone out
and lies down.
But Morgan doesn’t recommend putting a dog in another
room as a way to prevent jumping at the door, because it can
lead to other problems like
whining, scratching or barking.
“Dogs are very pragmatic
creatures. They do what works,
what earns them rewards,” she
said. Most want attention, so
even simply telling the dog to
stop or get down can be interpreted by the dog as attention.
The goal is to refocus the
attention. About 85 percent of
dogs care about treats and 15
percent care about toys, she
said, so use what amuses your
pet the most.
Here are some of Morgan’s
— Have a treat or toy in your
hand when you walk in the
door. Instantly throw it on the
floor. The dog will soon understand that the best way to get
the treat is to look on the floor,
not to jump up.
— Teach the dog to sit. Once
he is still, throw a treat on the
— Try walking in the door
with a can or jar of pennies.
“Shake it really hard. It acts
as a warning or signal to stay
— Put the dog on a short leash
and keep him at your side.
“Have people get down low to
greet him.”
— Walk in and ignore the dog.
If you don’t give him attention,
he will stop. Morgan added this
warning: “He may become frantic at first and try harder and
might ruin your clothes.” You
may have to cross your arms
and turn your back on the dog
to be sure he gets the message.
— Last resort: When the dog
jumps up, take him by his front
legs and hold him like you are
He will be real happy for
about two seconds, then want
down. Keep holding for several
more seconds. Dogs don’t like
staying on their hind legs. With
repetition, the dog will get the
No matter what method you
try, “it will only work if everybody in the house is involved,”
Morgan said.
Take turns leaving the house
and coming back, repeating
the treat, the dance, the chilly
reception or the noise, whatever you’ve chosen.
In addition, she said, before
guests arrive, “make sure your
dog has access to toys and things
he likes. Make sure he gets
some healthy exercise before
dinner. Wear him out. The more
tired he is before guests arrive,
the better behaved he will be
after. Make sure he is bathed
and clean. You don’t want the
dog to smell bad. And make
sure his toenails are clipped in
case he does jump.”
Wheatheart Nutrition Menu
Ponca City’s Wheatheart Nutrition Project is one of several
Kay County locations providing hot lunches for area citizens
age 60 and over.
Located at 319 West Grand, the meals are served Monday
through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Friday meals are a
sack lunch.
Monday, Oct. 31: Chicken rice casserole, seasoned green
beans, lettuce salad with tomatoes, white roll with margarine
and chilled peaches for dessert.
Tuesday, Nov. 1: Vegetable meat loaf, potato cheese casserole,
winter mix veggies, French bread with margarine and pineapple upside-down cake for dessert.
Wednesday, Nov. 2: Ham and beans with club spinach, stewed
tomatoes, cornbread with margarine, and tropical fruit for
Thursday, Nov. 3: Riblett sandwich with sliced pickles, broccoli and cabbage slaw, corn relish and chocolate pudding for
Friday, Nov. 4: Sack lunch of vegetable beef soup, peanut
butter and crackers, orange juice, cookie and pudding.
Mallorys Reach Gold
David and Jane Mallory will
celebrate their 50th wedding
anniversary on Nov. 2, 2011.
The couple met in accounting
lab while students at North
Texas University in Denton,
David L. Mallory and the former Jane L. Foster were married in his parents’ home in
Dallas on Nov. 2, 1961. David
was on a 10-day leave from the
call-up of the Army National
He had a 30-year career with
Conoco in the retail credit
card department. The family
moved several times before
his retirement.
Jane’s skills as an executive
secretary made her a soughtafter employee wherever the
family was transferred. She
worked for United Telecom
at the time of her retirement.
She now enjoys spending her
free time playing music, solving crossword puzzles, crafting, baking, knitting, reading
and working in her perennial
David enjoys a number of
volunteer activities. The
couple has been members of
Northeast Baptist Church for
many years and have served in
many areas.
The Mallorys will celebrate
their golden anniversary with
a family reunion at Great Wolf
Lodge in Kansas City, Kan.
David and Jane Mallory
Their children are Chris Mallory and wife Lisa, of Chicago,
and Cathy Burnett and husband Jason, of Ponca City.
They have six grandchildren,
Bree Glaser, of Stillwater;
Michael, Madison and Christopher Wayne Mallory, of Chicago; and Taylor Marie and
Grant Burnett, of Ponca City.
The couple requests no gifts,
please, but welcome visitors
and greetings.
“A simple e-mail, note or
‘hello’ is good,” David said,
“as your friendship is important to us.”
Half of Teens Shy, But For
A Few, It’s More Serious
AP Medical Writer
your teen show normal nerves
about the weekend party, or
always stay home?
Nearly half of teenagers
say they’re shy, perhaps a bit
surprising in our say-anything
society. But a government
study finds a small fraction
of those teens show signs of
a troubling anxiety disorder that can be mistaken for
extreme shyness.
The report challenges criticism that the terms “social
phobia” or “social anxiety
disorder” medicalize normal
“Shyness is a normal human
temperament,” says lead
researcher Dr. Kathleen Merikangas of the National Institute of Mental Health, whose
teachers always noted her
own childhood shyness on her
report cards.
But just as it can be hard
to tell when feeling sad turns
into depression, “there is a
blurred boundary between
people who describe themselves as shy and clinically
Merikangas adds.
The difference: The shy
can be drawn out and adapt,
while teens or adults with fullfledged social anxiety become
so paralyzed during social situations that it interferes with
everyday functioning.
“I didn’t go out on dates
or do any of the things that
other kids did,” recalls Cynthia Kipp of Tehachapi, Calif.,
who shared her story of years
struggling with social phobia
with the Anxiety Disorders
Association of America. Now
48, she thinks her first anxiety symptoms began in fourth
grade, when she can remember hiding under her coat in
class, but worsened in high
school when she tried drugs
and alcohol for relief. Eventually she found treatment that
Getting children to school
can be stressful. Organization
not only makes mornings run
more smoothly (which is especially helpful on days when
you’re running late), but it
teaches young children valuable life skills. Put a few tools
and systems in place, and soon
your kids will be able to manage effortlessly on their own.
Communication center: Set
up an area in your home to
organize family information.
This keeps everyone on the
same page.
This area should contain the
— Calendar. Hang a paper
calendar so everyone can see
what is going on and when.
You can use online calendars,
too. Set up reminders so you
don’t forget any important
— Folders. Each family
member can have one. Important documents can go directly into the folders, preventing misplaced paperwork. It’s
easy to go through a neat folder and know what to add to the
calendar and what to keep,
toss or discuss. Have kids use
a school planner for homework and school projects, too.
Check their homework and
initial their planners.
— Dry erase board. Anyone can leave a quick note
or reminder. You can include
shopping lists, to-do lists,
phone numbers, chores or
missed phone calls.
— Hooks and bins. Use
hooks for the most often-used
backpacks, jackets, hoodies
or coats. It’s much easier to
place and pick up these items
if they’re always in one spot.
Have kids bring their lunchboxes to the kitchen and their
activity bags to the laundry
room, so their active wear can
be washed and repacked in
the bag.
One reader, Debbie E. from
New Jersey, shares: “I have
bins for each child. They put
their backpacks in the bins
when they finish their homework. I have a clipboard
hooked onto the wall for each
school-age child. Any class
lists, sports schedules or
papers that need to be signed
get posted there. You can also
do this with a three-ring binder.”
— Table. Use for items such
as cellphones, iPods and laptops. You can place smaller
organizers on the table, such
as baskets or even a shoebox, for keys, lunch money
and wallets.
Organizers: Consider daysof-the-week clothes organizers
or outfit hangers for young
children. Use a shoe organizer
(an old bookshelf will work),
so your morning isn’t spent
looking for a misplaced shoe.
Use an over-the-door organizer for winter hats and mittens.
Organizers and containers
don’t have to be fancy. Reuse
baby-wipes containers, glass
jars or a plastic ice-cream tub.
A simple clothespin can be
clipped to a purse, placemat,
lunchbag or backpack to serve
as a reminder to do some-
thing. You can even write a
note on the clothespin with
permanent marker.
Create a study area: The
location can be anywhere you
choose, but include an area
such as a closet shelf or Rubbermaid tote to keep school
supplies handy. Investing in
an electric pencil sharpener
is money well spent.
Rules and checklist: This
can include a weekly meal
plan, chores, instrument practice or bedtime routines.
Meals and snacks: Designate a pantry or cabinet shelf
specifically for lunch foods.
In time, even young children
can pack their own lunches.
Get into the habit of making lunches the night before
and including extra healthy
snacks your kids can eat when
they get home or on their way
to activities. Have a few graband-go breakfast foods handy
in a container for mornings
when you’re running late.
Family meetings: Whether
it’s a small discussion daily
over dinner or a more formal
meeting once a week (Sundays
often work best), all family
members must communicate
to help things stay on track
and keep everyone updated.
Any scheduling conflicts
or changes that are needed
can be discussed before the
upcoming week begins.
Plastic cereal bags are great
liners that can be reused. You
can use them to store baked
goods or a sandwich, apply
breadcrumb coatings to meat,
fish and poultry, roll up cookie dough logs, contain ingredients to be crushed with a rolling pin, or as a trash container
in your car. The first reader
tip shares another use:
Reuse cereal bags: I use
cereal bags as a cutting board
when I only have one or two
things to chop. It also saves
washing another cutting board
when I’m in a hurry. — Veronica, email
Use for odd socks: So what
if all your odd socks don’t
match! Okay, maybe you
shouldn’t wear them at work,
but for weekends and hanging
out, why not? They can also be
altered and turned into wrist
warmers (insulation for wrists
in winter). — Colin, email
Reuse old shower curtain:
We cleaned up our old clear
vinyl shower curtain and
tightly stapled it to a piece of
plywood. Our son uses it as a
huge dry erase board. — Mary,
Inexpensive or homemade
gift ideas for kids: Melt leftover or broken crayons in
shaped muffin tins to make
fun, multi-colored, shaped
Instead of buying overpriced Easy-Bake oven mixes,
search Google for recipes and
make a recipe book. You can
prepare and package some of
the dry mixes for the child to
use right away. — S.G., Pennsylvania
Invest in kitchen helpers:
I used Christmas money to
invest in timesavers for the
Little News
McCord Senior Center Menu
The McCord Senior Citizens
Center, 115 East Mary Road,
serves hot, home-cooked, balanced lunches prepared at the
Center each weekday from 11
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch is
available to all regardless of
age or address. Donations of
$3.50 a meal for those over
55 are appreciated. Suggested
donation for those under 55
is $5 and $2.50 for children
under 12.
Homebound citizens living
in Osage County and within
a five-mile radius of McCord
Senior Center can receive
meals delivered to their door.
Call the center, 762-9350, if you
are interested in this service.
Country Notes band plays
every Tuesday starting at 10:30
a.m. and card play begins at
12:30 p.m. Every Thursday is
bingo. Volunteers are needed.
Those interested are welcome
to call Betty, 762-7797, for more
The menu for this week is:
Monday, Oct. 31: Bats in a
kettle with ghostly squares or
quarter-moon droppings, spooky
spiders, blood and guts.
Tuesday, Nov. 1: PLAY
CARDS — Chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, fried
okra, salad, hot rolls and dessert.
Wednesday, Nov. 2: Biscuits
and gravy, sausage patty,
scrambled egg casserole, hash
browns and fruit.
Thursday, Nov. 3: PLAY
BINGO — Fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, cole
slaw, salad, bread and dessert.
Brynn Anistan Rutz
Brandon and Erin Rutz, Ponca City, announce the birth of
their daughter, Brynn Anistan Rutz, on Oct. 17 at 6:06 p.m.
at Ponca City Medical Center. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 2
ounces and measured 18 1/2 inches long.
Grandparents are Paula Slater of Ponca City, Daryl and Sheila Slater of Tulsa, and Bill and Betty Rutz, Ponca City.
The baby has one brother, Braydon, 8, and one sister, Madison, 6.
Mackenzie Grace Kyler
Ross and Kalyn Kyler, Ponca City, announce the birth of
their daughter, Mackenzie Grace Kyler, on Oct. 19 at 3:34 p.m.
at Ponca City Medical Center. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 14
ounces and measured 19.5 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Roger and Kathy Summars of
Buffalo. Paternal grandparents are Randy and Lynnette Kyler
of Pawhuska.
Great-grandparents of the baby are Carroll and Darlene
Jones of Buffalo, Dorla Summars of Woodward and Richard
and Patsy Hileman of Wynona.
She has two sisters, Addison, 4, and Haylee, 3.
Friday, Nov. 4: Cabbage rolls,
scalloped potatoes, corn,
salad, hot rolls and dessert.
Coming Out of Retirement!
1413 East Hartford, Ponca City
Carla Pemberton, Stylist
Call or e-mail for your appointment
(580) 763-0404 or (580) 762-2163
[email protected]
Dinner And Bazaar
This Wednesday, Nov. 2
Braman United Methodist Church, 120 Eaton
Sale items available
in foyer at 4 P.M.
Dinner from 5 to 7 P.M.
Auction at 7 P.M.
1936 Friendship Quilt
Plus handmade quilts and
many other items
Adults $6.50 • Children 4-11 $3.00 • Under 4 Free