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Meet the Candidates


JOHN L. MYERS, District 4 Place of residence: Vinita, Oklahoma Place of birth: Tulsa, Oklahoma Years at present address: 32 Years of coopera ve membership: 32


Educa on: Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University in S llwater.


Work: Captain, U. S. Army Veterinary Corps. Owner, Pecan Drive Veterinary Services and Crosselle Ca le commercial cow-calf enterprise.


Community involvement: Member and Chairman of Trustees, Council and Execu ve Board, First United Methodist Church, Vinita. Past President, Vinita Lions Club and Vinnie Ream Cultural Center. Past Vice-President, Vinita Chamber of Commerce. Co-founder, Vinita Calf Fry. Member, American Veterinary Medical Associa on and Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Associa on. President, Northeast Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Associa on.


Family: Married 43 years to wife Debbi. They have three children and three grandchildren.


THOMAS A. KEMOHAH, District 4 Place of residence: Vinita, Oklahoma Place of birth: Pawhuska, Oklahoma Years at present address: 20 Years of coopera ve membership: 20


Educa on: Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. Associates Degree in Business Administra on from Haskell Indian Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas. Work: Doctor of Pharmacy. V&V Drug, Vinita; Walmart Pharmacy, Vinita.


Community involvement: Member, Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Vinita. Served 13 years as District 4 representa ve on the coopera ve board of trustees,. Accomplishments: Creden aled Coopera ve Director. Board Leadership Cer fi cate Family: Married 45 years to wife Terri. They have two children and four grandchildren.


SHARRON L. GAY, District 6 Place of residence: Adair, Oklahoma Place of birth: Pryor, Oklahoma Years at present address: 35 Years of coopera ve membership: 35


Educa on: 1965 Adair High School graduate. Bachelor’s Degree in Educa on from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah. Work: Re red from 27-year career as classroom teacher. Now has a small cow-calf opera on.


Community involvement: A ends First United Methodist Church in Pryor. Pryor Ministries Center volunteer, Chairperson for Mayes County Red Cross Blood Drive. Member Mayes County Re red Teachers, Oklahoma Educa on Associa on and Na onal Educa on Associa on.


Accomplishments: Teacher of the Year at Adair Schools, 1993-94. Creden aled Coopera ve Director. Family: Three daughters and sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren. Mother Maxine is 94 and s ll ac ve.


BILLY R. KIMBRELL, District 8 Place of residence: Oaks, Oklahoma Place of birth: Elmer, Oklahoma Years at present address: 49 Years of coopera ve membership: 49 Educa on: Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Educa on from Oklahoma State University in S llwater. Work: Re red from 37-year career as Voca onal Agriculture instructor. Community involvement: Member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star.


Accomplishments: Na onal Voca onal Educator 1991, Masonic Medal of Honor recipient, Sco sh Rite 33rd Degree, Oklahoma Associa on of Electric Coopera ves Past President, Creden aled Coopera ve Director. Family: Wife Wanda, four children, four grandchildren.


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