Wind Commerce 2009: the Future is Now Scheduled  for June in Norman

April 9, 2009 — To help Oklahoma companies, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and communities explore the many business and economic development opportunities involved with Oklahoma’s emerging wind industry, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce will hold Wind Commerce 2009: the Future is Now, June 23-24, at the Embassy Suites Norman Ok.

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Cross Honors Laverne Jenkins

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This cross stands 25 ft tall on a hill west of Campo, Colo. in memory of Laverne Jenkins. An engraved stainless steel plate has been added that reads, In Memory of Laverne Jenkins, 1937-2008, Lifetime friend and business associate, Clyde and LaVada Rodgers. jenkins1 (Don’t forget you can view this photo in color online at www.campoco.org. under community news.)

By: LaVada Rodgers
This 25 ft. tall cross made from 8 inch steel well casing was recently erected west of Campo on land owned by Clyde and LaVada Rodgers.
Rodgers stated that he had a dream about erecting a memorial to Laverne Jenkins, a life long friend and business associate. Laverne lost his life in September 2008 in an accident involving an ATV 4-wheeler. Rodgers stated that it would be appropriate to erect the monument on land bought and paid for in part by cattle dealings with Laverne.
jenkins2jenkins-3Laverne often recalled a time when he and his young granddaughter came to help work cattle at the Rodger’s ranch. Suddenly a large swarm of bumble bees came out of nowhere. Laverne told his granddaughter to run and get in the pickup. Well, we always relate bees with something sweet, honey, flowers, etc, so that let Clyde off. Those bees sure took after Laverne and LaVada. They were buzzing around LaVada’s head and in her hair. She had her head down shaking her hair. Laverne was grabbing bees out of her hair. They attacked Laverne and got behind his eyeglasses and stung him a few times. Most of the bees left just like they came, leaving behind a few to keep us on our toes. After that, Laverne always called Rodger’s ranch “The Honey Bee Farm.”
The cross is best viewed from road 21 between roads J and M. We hope this is a blessing to family and friends as we remember Laverne. The cross will remind us also of the hope we have through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We appreciate the friends who helped build this cross and get it moved and erected on a difficult place to work. It required some special equipment to get this job done. Thank you Brent Schroder, Brett Johnson, Joe Dixon, Eugene Nidey, Les, Zane and Katie Jenkins.
Laverne was a very special guy and will always be remembered.

 

 

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STATE HAY DIRECTORY CONNECTS BUYERS WITH SELLERS

Oklahoma City-   If the groundhog’s prediction is correct Oklahoma livestock producers have a lot more winter to deal with this year and some may be in danger of running low on hay.  The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry’s online hay directory is available and up to date for both buyers and sellers.
    “We’ve been receiving an increased number of calls from both buyers and sellers recently so we need to remind everyone about the directory,” said Glen Schickedanz, ODAFF market news coordinator.  “The directory is kept up to date as we delete all entries after 60 days unless sellers tell us they still have hay for sale and wish to remain listed.”
The Oklahoma hay directory is online at www.oda.state.ok.us and the hay hotline is still open at 1-800-580-6543.  Schickedanz can be contacted through the hay hotline or by email at glen.shickedanz@oda.state.ok.us.

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More Wind Turbines in Cimarron County to Help With America’s Energy Crisis

This is the first of what is promised to be a number of press releases from Oklahoma Wind Investors.-Ed.

by Doris Lee McCoy

Director of Communications

Boise City, Oklahoma, February 9, 2009Oklahoma Wind Investors, LLC. (OWI) is in the intermediary steps of building and operating eco-friendly wind parks called the Keyes Project.  Oklahoma Wind Investors is a division of World Wide Energy Inc.  It is a dynamic multidimensional, clean energy company.
   This project will help to reduce dependence on foreign oil, and it will help reduce carbon emissions in the U.S.  The Keyes Transmission and Wind Parks Project are the first of a series of other projects to bring solutions to America’s energy crisis.
   Gideon Cowan, CEO and President of OWI, LLC from Oklahoma City envisioned how Oklahoma with its strong wind power can share its natural resources with other parts of the country.  Renewable resources has been a passion for Gideon for over 22 years.  He sees these skills as a way to help the United States at a crucial time in our history.

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Keller Speaks For Generation Energy

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by C.F. David

    Karl Keller, of Generation Energy, speaks to a crowd about wind generation and the company’s vision for Cimarron County.

     Generation Energy’s spokesperson, Karl Keller explained to a capacity crowd at the Cimarron County Show on Tuesday afternoon, how his company discovered Cimarron County. Keller explained that his company was a member of the  Oklahoma Wind Power Initiative, and that Cimarron County Commissioner John Freeman had found them on the O.W.P.I. website and invited them to look at Cimarron County. They were excited by what they found and have applied to the Southwest Power Pool to sell electricity. “You only had one negative, no transmission lines,” Keller said. But he added that the problem of transmission lines wasn’t insurmountable.

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