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  • "New Dominion Dayz set Friday in Prague"

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    New Dominion Dayz, a yearly event to support the Prague community, will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 4, New Dominion, LLC officials say.

    The event, on Prague Middle School’s grounds, will offer free entertainment, food and drink to raise scholarship money for graduating Prague High School seniors who plan to continue their educations.

    As during previous years, “chance to win” tickets are being sold for prizes that will be given away at the event. Tickets can be purchased at area banks and at New Dominion’s Centerview office in Prague. They also will be sold at the event before prize drawings are held.

    New Dominion will match “dollar for dollar” what the ticket sales raise.

    New Dominion Dayz features complimentary food, music, face painting, Safari Joe’s exotic animals and pony rides, and carnival games and rides by Allison’s Fun, Inc. Attendees are reminded to bring their own outdoor chairs and sun protection, as there is limited seating and no shaded seating area.

    New Dominion couldn’t continue hosting New Dominion Dayz without the generous contributions and donations made by associated and subcontracting companies. Corporate sponsors for past events have included the Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative, ScissorTail Energy, Oklahoma Pipe Sales, and others.

    Kevin Easley, New Dominion’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said he looks forward to another successful partnership that brings together New Dominion with its sponsors and the community. The goals of the festival are both to help young people better themselves through continuing their educations and to encourage greater community spirit and cooperation. It also marks the conclusion of another successful year of operations in Prague for New Dominion.

    “This is my first year to be involved with New Dominion Dayz, but I know through others that Prague’s involvement in our event has been outstanding. Prague continues to be one of our most significant areas of business development, and I’m certain that our celebration will maintain its legacy of continuing to give back to the community.”

    For more information on being a corporate sponsor of New Dominion Dayz, contact January Hightower at New Dominion, 405-567-3034.

  • "Prague Feted as Site of Oil Project"

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    By Rod Walton - Tulsa World | link to article

    PRAGUE — Tulsa-based New Dominion LCC will hold its New Dominion Dayz celebration Friday on the Prague Middle School grounds, marking the company's decade-plus involvement in reopening abandoned oil fields to new production.

    "New Dominion Dayz is a way we've found to give something back to show our appreciation," New Dominion Chairman David Chernicky said.

    Prague, a central Oklahoma community best known for its Kolache Festival also running this weekend, was the site of historic oil development in Oklahoma dating back to the early 20th century.

    The fields, however, were forgotten for decades — deemed as empty or too difficult to tap further because of salt water issues.

    Then Chernicky arrived in the late 1990s seeking a testing ground for his "dewatering" technique. Under the method, directional lines are drilled and vast mixtures of oil, gas and water are pumped out and separated above ground.

    The technique, risky for both New Dominion and local residents at the start, worked better than many expected. New Dominion has spent $475 million for project development in Prague, Seminole and the Oklahoma City in the last four years, said Tim Cargile, chief operating and financial officer of the company.

    Production from the three areas has topped 107 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 2 million barrels of oil, Cargile estimated.

    New Dominion has paid out $61 million in royalties in the last two years, most coming from the Prague fields, Cargile said. The company plans to drill another 30 wells in the area in 2010.

    "There was no activity there at all" before the company's arrival in Prague, he said.

    Prague School Superintendent Rick Martin said New Dominion has donated up to $20,000 annually for scholarships to help 10 to 20 students.

    "That's a pretty significant number," he said, noting that the district has about 75 students in its average graduating class.

    Chernicky and New Dominion also have donated more than $3 million in scholarships, grants and other donations statewide. For Prague, those efforts also include new water wells.

    New Dominion Dayz runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. It includes Safari Joe's exotic animals, entertainment and a raffle to generate matching scholarship funds.

    The event is back after a one-year absence because of tough economic times for other local sponsors. Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative is a corporate sponsor for this year's event.

    "I couldn't be happier that we're able to bring about its return this year," Chernicky said.

    Read more from this Tulsa World article at http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/article.aspx?subjectid=49&articleid=20100429_49_E3_PRAGUE359676

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    A donation of $150,000 was recently made to Paden Schools for the construction of their new gymnasium. The donation was made by New Dominion and Scissortail, both giving $75,000 each.

    Due to the ice storm of January 2007, the Paden gym roof collapsed and destroyed the building. Insurance on the gym was insufficient to rebuild it meeting all the new codes and standards.

    Mickey White, a citizen of Paden, wrote a letter to David Chernicky of New Dominion asking for a contribution to offset the shortage between the insurance payout and the initial bid for cost of a new gym. Mr. Chernicky contacted Sharon Robinson, President of Scissortail Energy, to ask if they would also contribute to the fund. New Dominion LLC and Scissortail agreed to donate equal amounts to the new gym fund.

    Jan Draper Chernicky of New Dominion and Lee Figener of Scissortail worked together in liaison with the new superintendent of Paden Schools, Jeremy Ramsey, on the details involving the size and functions of the new gym, which among other features will include safe rooms that will also serve as extra classrooms for the students.

    New bids for the gym will go out in September.

  • "New Dominion puts roots into community,"

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    By Jack Money

    The heart of New Dominion's Oklahoma City oilfield is in urban southeast Oklahoma City.

    David Chernicky, president and chief executive of New Dominion, said his company buys and uses major street intersection corners within the field as directional drilling platforms, both for producing and injection wells.

    New Dominion also has negotiated leases with nearby property owners, such as the Salvation Army, which has a disaster recovery center next to New Dominion's drilling pad at SE 44 and Bryant Avenue.

    There, Chernicky said he plans to build an outdoor athletics area for the nonprofit once drilling is done.

    Chernicky said New Dominion-hired security officers work hard with Oklahoma City police to reduce area crime, that the company has joined at least one neighborhood association and made drainage improvements on its leases to solve area flooding problems.

    The company is creating a positive legacy for itself in the area, said Allen Thompson, president of the Oakcliff neighborhood, near SE 44 and Bryant.

    Company takes interest in area

    Thompson said a New Dominion representative attends nearly all of the association meetings, and that the company is responsive to residents' concerns. It even paid for extra security for the area for a time to help improve the area's safety, he said. "They've done just about everything they can do to help us out,” he said.

    Bob Griffith, a field inspector for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission's Oil & Gas Conservation Division, said New Dominion sets a high standard for going into old exploration areas and improving them.

    "If you could have seen the area five years ago, the land there was so scarred” by past oilfield development, he said. "But New Dominion went in and redid all the soil, and what once was a salt-scarred section of land looks like a park today. It is just amazing, what they have done.”

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    By Sharon Maggard

    Residents and staff of Parkland Manor Care Center haven’t been forgotten during the holiday season. Several church groups, businesses and organizations have visited during the month, singing Christmas carols and bringing gifts.

    Wednesday, December 19, was a busy day at the center. New Dominion and Best Well Service of Prague went to the center at 2:00 p.m. delivering gift bags to the 49 residents as well as presenting $25 Wal-Mart gift certificates to the 60 employees.

    The gift bags contained throw, hand sanitizer and lotion, chap stick, Kleenex tissue and socks.

    According to January Hightower, spokesperson for the businesses, $3,000 was spent on the residents and staff.

    Handing out the gifts were Tony McKaig, John Watson, Michael Chambers, Jason Himle, Ron Reno, Donnie Gilliam, January Hightower, Miranda Carpenter and Michelle Van-Brunt.

    That evening at 6:00 p.m. Prague 4-H students arrived at the center with gift bags. The students handmade each resident a green blanket, which matches their 4-H jacket color. Along with the blanket they gave each resident a small stuffed 4-H animal, either a cow, pig, goat, horse or sheep. The stuffed animals had 4-H ribbons tied around their necks.

    The students stayed after school on Wednesday to wrap the 49 gifts.

    The students went to each resident room and delivered the wrapped gifts, which the residents truly enjoyed, and especially the visit from the youth.

    Providing carols for the residents this month have been the Paden Burnett Mission, who also gave gifts, Miss White’s class from Paden, the Prague Methodist Youth, and Prague Kindergarten.

    The Nursing Center had their Christmas dinner and program on Friday, December 14.

  • "New Dominion and Staff Recognized by DHS,"

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    By Richard Anderson

    Tulsa, Okla. (April 20, 2007) – New Dominion, LLC (NDL), announced that the company is being honored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services as one of its Top Volunteers.

    The recognition is for NDL’s work with the Laura Dester Shelter, an emergency temporary shelter for children in Oklahoma from newborn to age 17 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.

    New Dominion was one of 19 state honorees saluted at a ceremony Wednesday, April 18, in Oklahoma City.

    The nomination letter detailed the fulfillment of the Shelter’s wish list in December of 2004, 2005 and 2006 by New Dominion’s President and Founder David Chermicky, his staff and associates. “It started with a message on my voicemail,” recalls Laura Dester Shelter Volunteer Coordinator Reni Slepka. “You could have knocked me over when the voice on the machine said I have your wish list for the Shelter and have purchased around $10,000 worth of items.

    Meet me at the Shelter at 2:00, as I’ll be delivering the items. That was the beginning of our most incredible relationship with New Dominion and David Chernicky,” Late each fall since 2004, Chernicky and his associates have gone on a shopping spree, buying the items on the Shelter’s wish lists, including toys, electronics, children’s clothing, hygiene products and more.

    Each year, their donation increases. “The pull we feel to help these children comes from somewhere deep inside,” said Chernicky.

    “Sometimes the children come to the shelter with nothing more than a diaper on, or dirty and torn clothing. These children have nothing. We are honored to be able to fulfill their everyday needs, and give them a little something on their way to where they hopefully will get the good home they so desperately want and need.”

    This past holiday season, New Dominion, Chernicky and his associates donated more than $41,000 worth of new items to the Shelter.

    “Those who work with the children every day are grateful. David Chernicky and the New Dominion staff have truly brought a lot of laughs and smiles to the hundreds of children who come through the Shelter every year,” recalls Slepka.

    Last year, more than 1,500 children from newborn to 17 came to the shelter. Each year we wonder how we are going to meet all the special needs of so many children.

    Due to the generosity of people like David Chernicky, his employees and friends at New Dominion, we have been able to make it.

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    Kathy Parker, The Daily Times

    The Grand River Dam Authority Board of Directors is a diverse group with many interests. Chief Operating Officer Kevin Easley recognizes achievements outside the scope of GRDA. Director David Chernicky was recognized at Wednesday’s meeting.

    Video from two different Tulsa television stations showed two U-Haul trucks full of merchandise being delivered to the Laura Dester shelter.

    Chernicky’s company, New Dominion, his employees shopped for clothing and gifts, including toys, jewelry and electronics, for the children at the shelter who are ages birth to 18.

    Shelter workers said children often arrive wearing only a diaper.

    “But for the grace of God, it might be one of us in that shelter waiting for somebody to help.” Chernicky told a television interviewer.

    “I try to give until our CFO cries,” Chernicky said.

    Chernicky said the shelter needs volunteers and foster families all the time.

    Two requests for approved for easements from GRDA. The easements are temporary and are for the construction of a road, bridge and drainage system in Collinsville.

    Directors approved the estimated worker’s compensation insurance premium with CompSource Oklahoma. The premium is $708,278. Fewer claims in 2006 than the year before will save GRDA over $100,000.

    “I’d like to commend the employees for working safely and saving the authority money,” Director Stephen Spears said.

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    By Ann Weaver, Staff Writer

    New Dominion LLC gives $5,000 to replenish funds.

    Prague – Three rural fire departments Tuesday were given $5,000 checks each from New Dominion LLC President David Chernicky to help replenish their coffers, drained after the recent rash of wildfires.

    Prague, Arlington and Strother volunteer fire departments were given a total of $15,000. Chernicky also donated $5,000 to a fire relief fund set up to help families who lost their homes in Seminole County.

    The independent oil and gas production company is based in Tulsa with offices in Prague and Oklahoma City.

    John Johnson, a right-of-way agent for New Dominion, said Chernicky wanted to do something for the fire departments when he heard its volunteers were reaching into their own pockets to pay for gasoline to fill their fire trucks. He said none of New Dominion’s property or well sites were in any danger from fires in recent weeks.

    “Dave just really believes in being an asset to our communities,” Johnson said. “He also believes strongly in helping those less fortunate than himself.”

    Prague City Manager Jim Thompson called Chernicky “a new breed of oil man” and the “T. Boone Pickens of Prague.”

    Thompson said New Dominion has given $100,000 to the local library, $1 million to the city for a water expansion project, $25,000 in scholarships for Prague students and $10,000 to the police department for a car.

    Thompson said the company also is donating, 20 new picnic tables, at $800 each, to the city for its park.

    Chernicky also has held New Dominion Days in Prague for the past two years. The May festival at the park includes free food and activities for everyone in town. Last year, the company gave away more than 200 gifts to those who attended.

    Chernicky, 52, of Tulsa, told The Oklahoman in a February 2005 interview that he was half Czechoslovakian and has a special fondness for Prague and its Czech roots. Chernicky said he felt that by helping secure the future of Prague he was preserving his heritage.

    He could not be reached Tuesday for comment.

  • "New Dominion Honored With Business Focus Award,"

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    The Prague Chamber of Commerce selected New Dominion, LLC, as the September recipient of the Local Business Focus Award. Chamber President Vicki Pfeiff and board member Nathan Fisher formally presented a sign commemorating the award to new Dominion on August 30, 2005, at the company’s Centerview office. The sign will be on display throughout September.

    In announcing the award, Fisher stated that New Dominion contributes vital economic growth and extraordinary community support, not only to Prague but also to many communities in central Oklahoma where they conduct business.

    Fisher noted that New Dominion actively involves itself in the communities and directly affects the citizens living in the areas the company serves, including:

    New Dominion Dayz in Prague, a community luncheon which offers hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks, desserts, and entertainment for all ages;

    Financial support the past four years for The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah;

    Donation of $10,000 by David Chernicky, President and CEO of New Dominion to the Carney Public School System to complete construction projects within the school district;

    Donation of $75,000 to the Prague Library building fund by New Dominion, its CEO and company investor Stewart Reid of New York;

    Awarded 15 scholarships in 2005 to Prague High School seniors totaling $20,000;

    Donations of $993,000 and water rights on 400 acres to the City of Prague to assist in the funding for construction of a water line from the property to the main city water line;

    A Foundation set up by Chernicky that channels funds annually to help support a hospital in Malaysia and impoverished individuals of that country;

    Employment of 35 workers from in and around the communities it has established itself in, including Prague.

    Pfeiff said the Chamber of Commerce is honored to have New Dominion as a partner in our community, and is extremely proud to recognize them with the Local Business Focus Award.

  • "Fifteen Students Receive New Dominion Scholarships,"

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    By Sharon Maggard

    Fifteen Prague High School seniors were recipients of New Dominion Scholarships for 2005. A total of $20,000 in scholarships were awarded. A luncheon was held on Tuesday, June 14, at the New Dominion office located at Centerview with the scholarship recipients attending.

    Ten of the recipients received $1,500. They are: Heather Patak, Amanda Sealock, Sarah Sligar, Cody Forehand, Amber Echols, Amanda Echols, Jerad Friend, Shayna Legg, Shi Terrell and Clayton Kingsbury.

    Five recipients received $1,000 scholarships: Lorene Dozier, Abby Linn, Kelsey Behrnes, Isham Overby, Laleh Elizabeth Nematpour.

    Money for the scholarships was raised from ticket sales for prize drawings held on New Dominion Dayz at Prague Park on Friday, May, with New Dominion matching the ticket sales.

    Other monies also came from donors and sponsors from New Dominion Dayz. Those donors and sponsors include: Ace Oilfield Services, Arrow Pump & Supply, Baker Oil Tools, Balon Valves, Beachler’s Blaylock & Son, Brandt, Bronco Drilling, Canadian Valley Electric Coop, Canary Wellhead Equipment, Centrilift, Cougar Tool Americas, D&M Equipment, Femco Services, Fred’s Rat Hole Services, Genie Well Service, Goober Drilling Corporation, Grissom Implement, Gyro Data (Sears), Haliburton, Hi Jet Bit, Jack’s Flex Pipe, Jerry Stacy Pumping, Jim Malaska (Mudco), Kinder Dozer, L.R. McBride, Lide Industries, M&M Fabrication & Services, Mathews Energy, Meridian Pipe & Equipment, Mills Well Service, Morgan Well Service, Natco, National Petrochem, North Star Pumping Service, Oklahoma Oilwell Cementing Co., Opeco, Osage Land Inc., Parks Brothers Ace Hardware, Paul Caffey Safety, Porter’s Welding & Contracting Service, Power’s Welding & Backhoe Service, Precision Energy, Rainmaker Sales, Red Man Pipe & Supply Co., Ronnie Allison Trucks, ScissorTail Energy, Soil Farming, Sonic, Southwestern Tank, Staggs Spooling Service, Texoma Trucking, Tiger Trucks, TRC Rod Services of Oklahoma, Tres Management, Tri-State Electrical Contractors, Wallace Acid-Frac, Weatherford, White Lightning Pumping Service.

    Enough money was raised this year to sponsor the scholarships for 2006. A check in the amount of $20,000 was deposited in Vision Bank for this purpose. The 2006 scholarships will be announced next year prior to New Dominion Dayz.

  • "$75,000 Donation to New Library Building Fund,"

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    Sandra Thompson, (second from left) President of Friends of the Library, was pleasantly surprised Tuesday afternoon when generous donations of $75,000 were made to the library building fund. The donations were from New Dominion ($25,00), David Chernicky, (second from right) President and CEO of New Dominion ($25,000), and Steward M. Reid of Millbrae Energy Corp in New York ($25,000), who is a New Dominion investor (left). Also pictured are Jimmie Thompson, Prague City Manager, and Rep. Danny Morgan (right) of Prague. The presentation was made during an appreciation luncheon for 18 New Dominion investors from New York and Florida, and the Prague High School scholarship recipients. Sandra Thompson asks that all those who have been contacted during the library pledge drive to please return their donations as soon as possible. Construction on the library will begin next week. (Photo by Ken Johnson)

  • "New Dominion Dayz,"

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    By Sharon Maggard

    The big news at the City Council meeting Monday night came at the end of the meeting during PPWA. That news was the donation by New Dominion, LLC of approximately $933,000 for the City of Prague water project.

    “This is probably the greatest gift a community could receive,” Praigue’s City Manager Jim Thompson stated.

    New Dominion has deeded the water rights of 400 acres to the City. The land is located south of town at Keokuk Falls, formerly owned by James and Judy Akerman, who executed the water rights deed.

    Of the $1,115,000 estimated project cost, the City of Prague will be responsible for $182,000.

    The City’s cost is $50,000 for chlorination/polyphosphate feed building, $40,000 for SCADA instrumentation and control, $2,000 for DEQ permit, $10,000 for legal fees, $65,000 for Engineering, and $15,000 for Inspection.

    Besides the water rights deed, New Dominion will drill two water wells at a cost of $450,000, 24,000 l.f. of 8-inch water line at $264,000, 4,500 l.f. of 6-inch waterline at $36,000, driveway construction at a cost of $25,000, six fire hydrant assemblies costing $15,000, bore and case for waterline $18,000; gate valve $4,000; eight-inch tie-in at a cost $3,000, and creek crossing $25,000.

    Thompson had stated prior to the meeting that the two wells should provide enough water for a community of 5,000 residents, for an indefinite period of time.

    “New Dominion is a good corporate citizen, paying Oklahoma income tax and production taxes on oil and gas revenues. We expand our operations with local employees, helping the community. We plan to be here for a long time and want to do all we can to encourage growth in the community. We are committed to a partnership with the community and local businesses. We encourage everyone to come and participate in the upcoming New Dominion Dayz,” stated David Chernicky, President of the company.

    Three resolutions pertaining to the water project were approved: the PPWA accepting of ground water lease, easement and right of way and water rights deeds; a resolution providing for the construction and operation of water wells and piping in conjunction with New Dominion, LLC; and PPWA accepting partial assignment of right of way and determining the value of donations made to the Authority by New Dominion, LLC ($933,000).

    Other items handled during PPWA were the write off of utility bills for the Prague Historical Society and a Memorandum of Understanding for PPWA to provide them with utility services retroactive to the date the Historical Society began. An item was also added to the Memorandum upon request by council member Johnny Hall regarding the Historical Society staffing the museum.

    Items approved: payment of $70,221.60 to Chickashaw Roofing for roof replacement work at the hospital; payment of $39,400.00 to WDB Engineering from the water/sewer improvement fund for part of the Engineering fee for the water project with New Dominion; February purchase orders for Prague Municipal Hospital which are over $5,000; contractual for January for Prague Municipal Hospital (Medicare $58,567.43, Medicaid $35,541.64, Insurance $24,085.55); Prague Municipal Hospital bad debts totaling $28,170.49 to be turned over to collection agency.

    Doug Erickson, Chief Financial Officer for Prague Hospital, presented the January 2005 Financials.

    “The good news is we made a profit,” Erickson said. The presentation revealed the hospital made $75,808.07 last month.

    During the council meeting Mr. Roger Anderson gave an airport (continued on page 8)

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    By Paul W. Newlin, Stillwater NewsPress

    David Chernicky helped breathe new life into Carney when the oil industry had gone sour.

    That was 14 years ago when Chernicky, a geologist, found a way to recover oil from wells thought to be past production.

    Like most small towns, Carney has struggled to develop its economy but residents have fought to keep what they have. Over the years, have slowly managed to improve their school system.

    A big achievement was a new gymnasium in 1997.

    In the last couple years, the elementary school was improved with lighting and windows.

    Grants upgraded physical education equipment and an elementary/community safe room.

    Two years ago, voters approved $200,000 in bonds to construct a new high school; the amount covered the floor and building shell.

    This past February, the community voted a $225,000 bond issue to complete the interior.

    Still, funds were lacking – and that’s where Chernicky came in.

    Wednesday, the Tulsa resident donated $10,000 to the school administration to help pay final costs of the high school building.

    Chernicky is owner of New Dominion Oil Co., LLC. Altex Resources, located in Carney, is an alliance company of New Dominion.

    Carney Superintendent Chuck Hood and School Board President Debi Thompson expressed gratitude to Chernicky.

    “We are grateful for him and his donation to the school,” Hood said. “We’re just about complete and this will help.”

    “He has helped us in the past and has come to our aid again,” Thompson said. “He has been good to the community and school, and that is really appreciated.”

    The new school building contains 16,000 square feet and is just north of the gymnasium. It will contain six classrooms, a distance learning center, a science lab, library, three administrative offices and a safe room.

    The Carney Board of Education served as general contractor to save money.

    Thompson said the move to the new building is expected to take place during the Christmas holiday.

    She said students may want to become involved in the move to make the transition more memorable.

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    David Chernicky, President and CEO of New Dominion, LLC, presented a $5,000 check to Mr. Rick Martin, Superintendent of Prague Schools. The check was presented on Thursday, May 6, 2004. The money was raised in conjunction with the prize drawings at New Dominion Days held at the Prague Park on Friday, April 30.

    Five graduating seniors at Prague High School will receive $1,000 each to help with their future education plans. The scholarships were awarded at the annual high school awards assembly on Tuesday, May 11.

    Recipients of the scholarships are Tyler Stefansen, Whitney Watkins, Sara Reynolds, Megan Schultz and Kyle States.

    David Chernicky is among the top explorationists working within the oil and gas industry in the state of Oklahoma. Hundreds of thousands of wells have been drilled in the areas in which David explores bypassed resources. He is considered within the geological community to be the preeminent expert in dewatering high water saturation oil and gas reservoirs.

    Born in Oklahoma, David attended the University of Oklahoma after first serving four years in the U.S. Air Force. He graduated in 3-1/2 years with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exploration Geophysics. He is a good corporate citizen, working closely with the legislature, state oil and gas agencies and independent producer organizations. In August 2003 David was appointed to the Grand River Dam Authority Board of Directors by Governor Brad Henry.

    New Dominion LLC was formed in July 1998. Their field office is located south of Prague in the old Centerview School Building. New Dominion has oil production in fields surrounding Prague and continue to drill new wells for new production. Prague has benefited from the success of New Dominion with job creation and development, support of local merchants and participation in community projects. Five students from Prague now also benefit from the success of New Dominion LLC and David Chernicky.

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    By Sharon Maggard

    Local merchants were very generous this year, as in years past, by donating gifts to the Kolache Festival Royalty and candidates.

    The 2004 Kolache Festival Queen, Lorene Dozier, received many gifts for winning the title. Among them are a $500 college scholarship, crown, trophy, sash and carnival passes from the Kolache Festival Association.

    Lorene received a $300 savings bond from New Dominion, $100 savings bond from BancFirst and a $50 savings bond from First National Bank; a dozen roses from Prague Florist, Czech crystal bell from WFLA Lodge, dinner for two at the Fillin’ Station, and a 2004 pool pass from the City of Prague.

    She also receives $25 gift certificates from C&A Cleaners, GramBerries, Sparks Winery and a $25 gas card from Rainbow Fuel of Meeker. The embroidery on the sash was donated from A Perfect Gift, $20 gift certificates from Beachler’s Supermarket, Flick’s Video, J.R.’s Movieland and Prague Pharmacy, $15 gift certificates from Beacon Sign Co., and to the Tanning Saloon from Central Health Services; $10 gift certificate to Full Circle Salon from Bailey’s Floor Covering, from Holik’s Service Station, In Vogue, L&L Oil, and Save-A-Stop.

    Lorene was also awarded with an $80 skate pass from Orbit Skate Center, a gift basket from various contributors, moisturizing lotion from Tanning Saloon, chicken dinner and drink from Sonic Drive-In, pizza gift certificate from R&M Shell, beauty products from Full Circle Beauty Salon, a candle from Debbie Overby, Home Interiors; and two toke notes from Czech Car Wash.

    Paign Sullivan, the 2044 Junior Queen, received a crown, trophy, sash, carnival passes and a $100 savings bond from the Kolache Festival Association. She also received a $300 savings bond from New Dominion, 2004 pool pass from the City of Prague, $20 gift certificates from Beachler’s Supermarket and Ken’s Pizza, $40 skate pass from Orbit Skate Center, half dozen roses for Prague Florist, $25 gift certificate from Sparks Winery, one month dance lessons from DreamCatchers Dance Studio, dinner for two from Fillin’ Station, $15 gift certificate from Beacon Sign Co., and GramBerries, beauty products from Full Circle Beauty Salon, pizza gift certificate from R&M Shell, chicken dinner and drink from Sonic Drive-In, moisturizing lotion from Tanning Saloon, gift basket from various contributors, $10 gift certificates from Bailey’s Floor Covering to Full Circle Salon, from C&A Cleaners, Flick’s Video, In Vogue, J.R.’s Movieland, L&L Oil, Prague Pharmacy, Save-A-Stop; the embroidery on her royalty sash from A Perfect Gift, two toke notes from Czech Car Wash and a candle from Debbie Overby, Home Interiors.

    The Princess, Haleigh McAnally, and Prince Douglass Runyan each received: tiara/crown, trophy, sash, carnival passes, and a $100 savings bond from the Kolache Festival Association, $300 savings bond from New Dominion, 2004 Pool Pass from the City of Prague, $40 skate pass from Orbit Skate Center, embroidery on the royalty sash donated by A Perfect Gift, $10 gift certificate to Full Circle Salon courtesy of Bailey’s Floor Covering, $10 gift certificates from C&A Cleaners, Flick’s Video, GramBerries, In Vogue, J.R.’s Movieland, Prague Pharmacy and Save-A-Stop.

    They also received $20 gift certificates from Beachler’s Supermarket and Ken’s Pizza, $15 gift certificate from Beacon Sign Co., two toke notes from Czech Car Wash, candle from Debbie Overby, Home Interiors; one month dance lessons to the Princess from DreamCatchers Dance Studio, dinner for two from Fillin’ Station, beauty products from Full Circle Beauty Salon, three red roses and a rose boutonniere from Prague Florist, pizza gift certificate from R&M Shell, chicken dinner and drink from Sonic Drive-In, and a gift basket from various contributors.

    First runners-up in each category received a trophy from Kolache Festival Association, $100 savings bond from New Dominion, candle from Debbie Oveby, Home Interiors; and a gift basket from various contributors.

    All candidates received a festival t-shirt, trophy and carnival passes from the Kolache Festival Association, $40 skate pass from Orbit Skate Center, and a carnation bouquet from Prague Florist.

    Gift basket contributors are: Christopher Hamm, Attorney; Coffey Farmers Insurance, Flying “S” Feeds, GramBerries, H&D Storage, Joe Klabzuba, McKee Utility Contractors, Prague Chamber of Commerce, Prague Lions Club, Prague Municipal Hospital, Raymond James Financial Services, Richard Hand Homes, Simek Auto Supply, Tom Walters Dozer Service.

    New Dominion also donated $250 to the queen scholarship fund.