Five banks participate in credit facility.
Tall Oak Midstream announced Thursday its subsidiary, TOMPC, has secured a $100 million senior credit facility that can be expanded to $150 million. Formed in early 2014, Tall Oak is an independent midstream company focused on providing midstream services to oil and gas producers in the Mid-Continent. Together with $400 million in prior private equity commitments from EnCap Flatrock Midstream and Tall Oak’s founders, the credit facility brings Tall Oak’s total financing to more than half a billion dollars. These funds support the build-out and expansion of Tall Oak’s natural gas gathering and processing system in the Central Northern Oklahoma Woodford play.
By Jim Perry
The words of Peter Dale Wimbrow and of Sir Rudyard Kipling rolled smoothly off Jay Wilkinson’s tongue.They had been planted there long ago when transformed into the words of another man, his father. Wilkinson on Wednesday spoke to a crowd of about 35 at the first Cushing Chamber of Commerce and Industry membership luncheon. The event at Steer Inn Family Restaurant was suggested by chamber members and probably will happen on a quarterly basis in the future, Brent Thompson, executive director, said. He hawked his latest book, “Dear Jay, Love Dad-Bud Wilkinson’s Letters to his son.” He signed copies for those who so desired. Most of all, he talked of his dad.
Cushing falls into fifth place in district race
By Jim Perry
Connor McGinnis racked up 304 yards of offense and accounted for three touchdowns. Then the second half rolled around. McGinnis, star quarterback, led a precision attack by Heritage Hall on Thursday and guided the sixth-ranked Chargers to a 34-14 victory over Cushing at O’Dell Field. The game was not as close as the final score indicated. Heritage Hall did not punt until its No. 2 offensive unit ran out of downs in the final minutes of play. The Chargers scored touchdowns on four of their six first-half possessions; the other two ended on an interception near the goal line and a missed field goal. Heritage Hall led 34-0 before Cushing scored a pair of consolation touchdowns against Charger reserves in the game’s waning minutes.
Cushing High School head football coach Barrett Shupe had nothing but praise for the Oklahoma City Metro Officials Association team that worked the Tigers’ game last week. John Nelson Jr. was the referee in charge of the five-man staff. “They’re a very good crew and did a good job the other night,” Shupe said after his team was flagged for only one penalty. The most difficult call for Nelson and his group came at halftime. That’s when, with stormy weather moving into northeastern Oklahoma City — the game was played in Spencer — officials met with school personnel and canceled the second half. Cushing led 47-0.
Members of the Principal’s Club for September at Deep Rock Elementary School were Caden Kennedy.
The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, a nonprofit organization that recognizes and encourages academic excellence in Oklahoma’s public schools, is seeking nominations for its 2015 Academic All-State Scholarships and Medal for Excellence Awards. Scholarships and educator awards totaling $125,000 will be presented May 16, 2015 at the foundation’s annual Academic Awards Banquet in the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center. The event, which is attended by nearly 1,000 public education supporters, is broadcast statewide on public television.“We know that education is the best investment our society can make for the future,” said David L. Boren, founder and chairman of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.