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Keating Appoints Arts Council Members

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Keating Appoints Arts Council Members

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Keating Appoints Arts Council Members

Gov. Frank Keating named five new members to the State Arts Council of Oklahoma on Wednesday. Keating appointed Joanne Champlin of Oklahoma City, Joan Maguire of Oklahoma City, Dr. Reginald Bess of Langston, Tom Lee of Oklahoma City and Lucien Freeman of Tulsa to each serve terms ending July 1, 1998. They replace Patricia Freese, Carol Hefner, Karen Copeland, Scott Graham and Linda Frazier.

Keating reappointed Cecil W. Caudill of El Reno and Eldridge Colston of Marietta and named Thomas Howell of Duncan, succeeding Harold Pinney, to the War Veterans Commission of Oklahoma to serve terms ending July 1, 1998.

Keating also appointed: Leta Roberts of Hooker, replacing Andrea Reed, to the State Textbook Committee to serve until March 1, 1998. Dr. Lee Taylor of Muskogee, succeeding Burdge Green, to the State Board of Health for a term ending June 30, 2004. W.L. "Mac" McCulloh of Ardmore, Don Thorton of Tulsa and Bob Howard of Edmond to the Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Commission for terms ending June 30, 2001. They succeed Robert Brackeen, D.B. Wilkerson and Jack Clark. Dennis McGrath of Stillwater and J.O. Williams of Tulsa to the Polygraph Examiners Board. McGrath's term ends May 17, 2000, and he succeeds Russell Higbie. Williams' term ends May 17, 1998, and he is filling a vacant position. Firm Secures $80 Million in Nonperforming Loans

TULSA _ Commercial Finance Services, a Tulsa-based debt collection firm, has completed securitization of $80 million worth of nonperforming loans. "This is truly a landmark transaction," said William R. Bartmann, president of the firm. "We have taken nonperforming loans acquired from the FDIC, RTC and major national banking institutions and turned them into a marketable security which received an `A' rating from Standard Poor's Corp. …

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