Land for care center bought
NORMAN — StoneGate Senior Living has bought 6.7 acres adjacent to Norman Regional Health System's Healthplex hospital to construct an upscale post-acute rehabilitation and skilled-care center for short-term care for patients discharged from the hospital who need additional rehabilitation or health care services before returning home. The company paid $1,894,080 for the property, said John F. Taylor, president and CEO. Judy J. Hatfield with Equity Commercial Realty LLC was the listing broker and Dan Wigington was the selling broker. Rhonda Collett of Cleveland County Abstract handled the closing. StoneGate Senior Living, based in Lewisville, Texas, manages 29 properties in Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri. The center here will have 44 private suites, 31 shared suites, community and living areas and a rehabilitation gym for occupational, physical and speech therapies. The center will be licensed to provide care for up to 106 patients.
Auction honorees named
Jeremy Miller, of Fairland, was named Open Auctioneer Champion recently at the annual Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association convention in Oklahoma City. Auctioneers were judged on vocal skills and a rigid round of questions concerning the auction business. Ira Smith, of Moreland, was inducted into the Oklahoma Auctioneer Hall of Fame. Stillwater auctioneer Gregg Pickens was selected as president. Board members are Jason Bridges, of Elgin, Tony Wisely, of Morrison, and Arlyn Immel, of Muskogee. For more information, go to www.
Muldrow woman sentenced
MUSKOGEE — Monica Lynn Sevenstar, 34, of Muldrow, was sentenced this week to 60 months of probation with three months of home confinement for making false statements in 2008 and 2009 on applications to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regarding previous involvement in methamphetamine use and manufacture. The U.S. attorney's office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma said Sevenstar also was ordered to pay $9,764 in restitution. She was indicted in June and pleaded guilty in July. She previously was convicted of possession of methamphetamine in 2001 and 2002. Sevenstar was among six people charged with federal felonies and 16 charged with state felonies after a sweep of arrests culminating a 16-month investigation by HUD's Office of Inspector General and the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency, which administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program, which was being probed. In the program, people with low income choose privately owned rental housing and pay as much rent as they say they can with federal funds paying the rest directly to their landlords.
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