THE PONCA CITY NEWS, MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2011–PAGE 3 Obituaries Mary A. Buxton Collins Mary A. Buxton Collins, longtime resident of Ponca City, died Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Ponca City Medical Center. She was 96. Mary A. Carmichael was born to Elmer Ellsworth Carmichael and Mary Arminta Stocking Carmichael on March 17, 1915, in Blackwell. The youngest of 10 children, Mary attended Blackwell schools, graduating in 1933. On April 21, 1934, Mary and Charles Ora Buxton were married in Blackwell. They were married 64 years until his death in 1999. Her early employment career included working for Moreau Photography in Blackwell and playing the piano for Frances Smotone’s School of Dance. After Charles “Buck” retired from Arabian American Oil Company in Saudi Arabia, they returned to Ponca City and Mary worked for the Ponca City Credit Bureau from 1965 until her retirement in 1982. She worked as a volunteer for Hospice of North Central Oklahoma for 23 years. Mary married W. L. George Collins on May 14, 2010, and they enjoyed a wonderful year together. She loved playing bridge, crocheting and participating in church and cultural activities. Mary was a member of Community Christian Church, where she served as treasurer of the Christian Women’s Fellowship for many years. Mary is survived by her husband, George; two children and their spouses, Jacquita “Jacque” and Charles Hollar of Ponca City and Gene and Pat Buxton of Hutchinson, Kan.; and four stepchildren, Mary Moore of Owasso, Walter Collins of Tijeras, N.M., Alvin Collins of Highland, Calif., and Shirley Green of Magazine, Ark. In addition, Mary is survived by three grandchildren and their spouses: Michael and Traci Reagan of Allen, Texas, Gena and Steve Gladow of Hutchinson, Kan., and Corey and Krissy Buxton of Tulsa; and seven step-grandchildren and their spouses: Mary A. Buxton Collins Sidney Hollar of San Francisco, Calif., John and Jennifer Hollar of Montpelier, Vt., Todd and Monica Hollar of Denver, Colo., Ann and Steve Orser of Seattle, Wash., Abby and Dan Hurst of Hutchinson, Kan., Amy Donley of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Catrina Turley of Warrensburg, Mo. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren: Aaron and Andrea Reagan, Ally, Ava and Jace Gladow and Eli and Ryder Buxton. She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Sheridan, George, Fred, Irvin and Marion Carmichael; four sisters, Ezza Iman, Opal Blubaugh, Esther Hibbert and Amnia Carmichael; and her husband, Charles O. Buxton. A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Resthaven Memorial Park, 1901 East Hubbard Road, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church, 210 North Fifth, with the Rev. Larry B. Metzger presiding. Her body will lie in state at Trout Funeral Home, 505 West Grand, Monday until 8 p.m. and prior to her graveside services on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, 1904 North Union, Suite 103, Ponca City, OK 74601. paid obituary Jeanette R. Leterle Hutchinson Jeanette “Jan” R. Leterle Hutchinson, resident of Edmond, passed away Friday, July 29, 2011, at Mercy Health Center. She was 71. Jan was born on June 16, 1940 to Herman Hunter and Evelyn Traynor in Ponca City. Later Evelyn married Al Leterle and he adopted Jan as his daughter. Jan married the late Max Hutchinson in 1964. He passed away Sept. 14, 1989. She was currently engaged to Ron Lee Wright. Jan loved to crochet afghans, dance, spend time with family and friends and drive her mustang. She also enjoyed Indian artifacts and her dogs, Missy, Blaze and Maggie and cat, Tang. Jan graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School in 1958 and later went to cosmetology school and attended Vo-Tech. Jan worked for Conoco as a librarian; as a manager for Pioneer Apartments; as a truck driver; and as a manager of RitePlace Storage. She is survived by her mother, Evelyn Neumann; brother, Bill Leterle; sister, Terri Leterle; half-brother, Chris Hunter; two daughters: Mary Wilson and her husband Don from Edmond and Lisa Boggs and her husband Ben from Fayetteville, Ark.; four grandchildren: Vance McGraw Jr., Maria Wilson, Leslie Jumper and her husband Jeff and Jesse McGraw; three step-grandchildren: Joseph and Jessica Boggs and David McGraw; seven greatgrandchildren: Hannah, Alyssa, Caleb, Dawson, Savannah, Bryce and Jaden; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Herman Hunter; adopted father, Al Leterle; husband, Max Hutchinson; Jeanette R. Leterle Hutchinson and grandchildren, Alicia, Andrew, Christopher, Steven and Mandi McGraw-Murray. Casket bearers will be Jesse McGraw, Phillip Ballad Jr., David McGraw, Joe Smith, George Pursley and Rick Johnson. Honorary casket bearers will be Floyd Robbins, Don L. Wilson and Tom Ross. A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Trout Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Dick Robinson officiating. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Kevin Ratterman, celebrant. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Ponca City. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ponca City Humane Society, PO Box 2311, Ponca City, OK 74602. paid obituary Kansas Law Defunding Clinic Faces Its First Legal Test By ROXANA HEGEMAN can expand its staff and facilAssociated Press ities fast enough to handle WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — double its present patient Planned Parenthood has por- load and whether it can match trayed a new state statute the weekend hours and longdefunding its Kansas chapter term contraceptive services as the product of abortion pol- it offers. It has also argued itics — even though none of the situation is even “more the federal monies it receives dire” in Hays where there is goes to pay for abortions. no Title X provider in place. As Planned Parenthood Those conflicting portrayals it six years ago. The friend of Kansas and Mid-Missouri come as both sides try to bolpaid $18,000 for it and Wilson heads into a courtroom Mon- ster their cases with various spent about $9,000 on parts to day in hopes of convincing constitutional arguments as a federal judge to block the the first courtroom test of the restore it. He believes it’s worth at provision’s implementation, Kansas statute nears. The state of Kansas has least $45,000 now, a small his ruling could imminently price to pay for the joy Wil- impact thousands of low- touted state sovereignty, arguing that the proposed injuncson gets from driving it to car income patients. Some 5,700 women, men and tion would unconstitutionally shows, fundraisers and other teenagers depend on its clin- replace the state’s discretion events. “My son, Phillip, can tell ics in Wichita and Hays for with the court’s judgment. It you,” he said. “Imagine driv- contraception services, preg- contended such a ruling would ing down the road and seeing nancy testing, cancer screen- effectively “commandeer” one an arm sticking out of every ings and testing for sexually of the state’s agencies, forcing it to cancel past contracts and car holding a cellphone taking transmitted diseases. Planned Parenthood offers enter into new ones selected pictures.” The Police Department abortion services in Kansas only by the court. At its turn, Planned Parentsometimes gets reports from at its clinic in Overland Park, residents in Wilson’s neigh- a Kansas City suburb, but also hood has cited the Supremacy borhood about a tank tooling has clinics in Wichita and Hays. Clause, arguing the Kansas unconstitutionally down the street. The Marine Those two clinics are operated statute veteran, now a Treasury at a loss and offer reproductive imposes additional conditions of eligibility for a federal proDepartment agent, has been health care services. The entity has already said gram that are not required pulled over three times. “I have a good relation- it would be forced to close by federal law. It contended ship with local police depart- its Hays clinic unless U.S. that the federal government ments,” he said. “However, District Judge J. Thomas may impose terms and condiit has taken a little more Marten immediately prohib- tions on money it distributes convincing to get Bedford its the state from stripping to the states and, once the it of $330,000 in federal Title state chooses to voluntarily aboard.” Bedford police Lt. Kirk Rob- X annual funding. Patients accept that money, it is bound erts said that officers have would face higher costs, less by the requirements the fedbeen told of Wilson’s status access to services and lon- eral government established as an antique military vehicle ger wait or travel times for for those funds. Lost at times amidst all the collector and that his vehicle appointments, it argued. Attorneys representing the courtroom gamesmanship is is street-legal. “If there are further com- state of Kansas have countered another litany of numbers that plaints, we’re still obligated to that the preliminary injunction outlines what the federal Title respond,” he said. “But when sought by Planned Parenthood X funds at issue have helped we realize it’s Mr. Wilson we is unnecessary because other pay for each year at the two can let the people know that public agencies can handle clinics: 9,000 birth control it’s a properly registered vehi- these low-income patients. visits, 3,000 pap tests, 3,000 Screen TVstate Headquarters They noted the has already breast exams and 18,000 tests cle and is allowed to be on the Flat contracted with the Sedgwick for sexually transmitted disroads.” (current version) County Health Department to eases, court documents show. Wilson can drive the Headphones & Earbuds armored vehicle by himself, offer family planning services Audio & Video to low-income individuals and but it was designed for a crew Car is presently of three. The two extra sets of Boat Audio negotiating with another provider inEverything Hays to do eyes help him avoid running iPhone/iPad/iPod the same. over things. Covers Meanwhile, Planned Parent“People are more than happy Otterbox hood has questioned whether Flat Screen TV Headquarters to ride in the turret where they TV Stands & Furniture get all the air,” he said. “Unfor- the county health department 315 E. Hartford•Ponca City•580-765-6488 tunately, I’m the only one who knows how to drive it.” One of those people, Colleyville police officer Patrick Starrett, wants to drive. Riding high in the turret can be hazardous. “He likes to drive under trees,” Starrett said. “SomeWe have a variety of all-natural products to help day I’m not going to be watching and he’s going to scrape support your child’s healthy brain function. These me off.” Former Marine Answers The Call of His Buddy BEDFORD, Texas (AP) — Glenn Wilson’s hobby attracts attention. Understandable, considering it weighs a little over 4 tons and sports a 76-millimeter cannon flanked by a couple of machine guns and a dozen grenade launchers. No, it isn’t a tank. It’s a restored Cold War-era British six-wheeled armored fighting vehicle that was designed to kill tanks. “It belonged to the Life Guards Regiment, the ones on horseback that all the tourists see in big steel helmets with long red or white plumes and silver breastplates,” Wilson said. The regiment also went into combat. The Saladin Mark 2 was built in the late 1960s by the company that made Alvis automobiles and was used until 1971 in Northern Ireland “during the troubles, as the British termed it,” Wilson said. “... It escorted convoys out of Belfast.” Wilson said his Saladin was also used in West Germany before the Berlin Wall fell. After that, someone brought it to Mississippi. That’s where Wilson and a friend found Services Pending Kenneth Sole Kenneth Sole, resident of Blackwell, died Sunday, July 31, 2011, in Blackwell Regional Hospital. He was 100. Arrangements are pending with Roberts and Son Funeral Home in Blackwell. Funerals Tuesday Shirley Lou Ramsey — Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. at Calvary Assembly of God in Stillwater. Burial will be held at 3 p.m. at Newkirk Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Palmer Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater. Eileen Rosalee Walcher — Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Blackwell. 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In New Jersey and elsewhere, the outcome of the dispute could affect everyone — from the quality of air in their communities to the price they pay to heat and light their homes and businesses. Cap-and-trade programs set limits on the amount of pollution a company can release, require companies to get permits for each ton they emit and allow them to trade emission allowances using the market to set the price. The programs came into practice after the 1990 Clean Air Act established a market-based approach to reducing acid rain. But opponents say the programs hurt the economy when power plants pass the cost of buying emissions on to customers. They say emissions are dropping not because of cap-and-trade programs but because of the economic downturn and the reduced cost of natural gas, a cleaner source of energy. Gov. Chris Christie announced in May that by the end of 2012, New Jersey would withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. He called the program a failure. Emissions in the region are down about 30 percent below the cap, and the three-yearold program has generated almost $900 million in proceeds, including $105 million for New Jersey, according to RGGI Inc., the group that administers the initiative. Christie used more than $60 million to ease the state’s budget crisis, as officials have in other states. There also is an excess of available permits, which are selling at just under $2 per ton — the absolute lowest allowed at the quarterly auctions where permits are sold. The number of bidders is steadily decreasing, from 82 at the first auction to just 47 at the most recent one in June. That eliminates any incentive for power companies to lower their own emissions so they can sell unused permits to other companies at a higher price. “This leads people to think, ‘Well, what’s the deal with this program? This is a tax,”’ said Paul Tesoriero of Evolution Markets, an emissions brokerage firm. “It causes people to question the validity of capand-trade.” Almost everyone agrees the initial cap — which was set in 2005 — was way too high. Most expect it will be adjusted down at the next opportunity, in 2012. But program supporters say that is not proof the program has failed, and add that diverting the funds for other uses amounts to impairing the program’s success and then blaming it for failure. “Christie got it right in one respect, which is that emissions are way down, and it’s not primarily due to RGGI,” said Peter Shattuck, carbon markets policy analyst for the nonprofit Environment Northeast. “Where he makes a jump is saying RGGI is a failure.” The initiative established a long-term framework and sends a signal that unlimited emissions are a thing of the past, he said. 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