5-11-2016 On May 1, 2016, Jo Blackman, wife of Checotah Ag teacher Darrel Blackman had a brain aneurysm. Against the odds, Jo survived a Lifeflight trip to the hospital in Tulsa, an unsuccessful surgery, a trip to OU Medical in OKC and another surgery. She is in ICU and will have a long road to recovery. Please keep Jo, Darrel and the family in your thoughts and prayers.
The address for cards and notes of encouragement (no flowers in ICU) for her and her family is:
OU Medical Center 700 N.E. 13th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73104
There also has been a GoFundMe account set up to help with medical expenses:
Jo Blackman Medical Fundraiser
5-10-2015 Ralph Dreessen, Oklahoma agricultural education and FFA pioneer passed away this past Friday. Mr. Dreessen served as state FFA advisor from 1970 until his retirement in 1987. He was 98 years young. Mr. Dreessen’s funeral will be Saturday, May 14, 2:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church in Stillwater. Graveside services will take place before the funeral for family only. Please keep the Dreessen family in your thoughts and prayers.