My name is Smiling Saloli Owens (aka Brenda Annette Owens). I am trying to locate Mr Battise that drove the school bus for Tarkington Elm., Jr. and High. He was a driver during the late 60's early 70's. He knew my family and myself during that time. You also had a teacher on the Rez during that time that went by the name Billie Banghart. She was my Godmother. I know that she has crossed several years back. I spent time during my time in the area at the Rez. I have very fond memories of that time. This brings me to the reason for me writing this letter. since this time there there has always been something missing in my life history and I have been searching for the truth or any information that someone from then may have. I have been following the Cherokee and Creek/Choctaw traditions for years now. When asked in how or when and where I received some of my learning's and back ground I can only tell them of this time. There is so much memory that is missing of then. I know that the Creator placed me there back at that time preparing me for now. Now is the time for me to know and I am in hopes that somehow this letter will get to the right person to help me understand. Please feel free to pass this forward to Mr. Battise or any one that may be able to assist me in the journey that I am on. Thank you for any assistance that may be of help.