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Local hometown news for Cushing, OK.

An in-depth look, view on state questions

in My Own Opinion
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9/21/2016 On Nov. 8, voters will vote on each of seven state questions. Some have been high-profile issues while some have not been. I have read and studied them and are providing in this column my explanation and point of view on the following state questions: State Question 776 deals ...read more

Talley quality; can remain Stillwater’s own

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9/14/2016 I recently had the pleasure of meeting and visiting with Caryl Talley and her sister, Carrie Hulsey. Caryl is candidate for Oklahoma House of Representatives District 33 running on the Democratic ticket. It’s a rather interesting combination. Her husband, John, is a Republican and...read more

Jerry Burrow

in Obituaries
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Oct. 17, 1951 - Sept. 12, 2016 Memorial services were Friday for Jerry Lynn Burrow, a resident of Shamrock. He died Sept. 12, 2016 at his home. He was 64. Jerry was born Oct. 17, 1951 in Edmond to Iva Lillian Knox and J.D. Burrow. He was raised by his foster parents, Rocksey Harrington and ...read more

Darrell Floyd

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Sept. 5, 1949 - Sept. 14, 2016 Darrell Floyd, retired from the Tulsa Postal Service, died Sept. 14, 2016 at his home in Sapulpa. He was 67. His funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the memorial chapel at Davis Funeral Home in Cushing. The Rev. Chuck Burton will officiate. Burial wi...read more

Bob Abshier

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June 2, 1944 - Sept. 10, 2016 Robert Carlton “Bob” Abshier, a long-time Cushing business owner, died Sept. 10, 2016 in Cushing. He was 72. A celebration of Bob’s life is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday in First Baptist Church, Cushing. Bob was born June 2, 1944 in Mesquite, Texas, to the late K...read more

Lela Shoup

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Aug. 19, 1918 - Sept. 8, 2016 Funeral services will be Friday for Lela Geneva Gillespie Shoup, 98, of Stillwater. She died Sept. 8, 2016 in Stillwater. She was 98. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at Strode Funeral Home in Stillwater. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the fu...read more

Joyce Morris

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Oct. 13, 1948 - Aug. 7, 2016 Funeral services will be Friday for Joyce D. Morris of Cushing. She died Sept. 7, 2016 in Stillwater. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday in the United Pentecostal Church in Cushing. Burial wil...read more

Joseph Morris

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Feb. 6, 1940 - Sept. 10, 2016 Joseph Dave Morris, a long-time Cushing resident, died Sept. 10, 2016 in Edmond. He was 76. His funeral services are under the direction of Palmer Marler Funeral Home in Cushing and will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Eu...read more

It’s a miracle if we open our eyes

in Organized Chaos
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9/10/2016 Seldom will anyone accuse me of being overly religious. Few are the times I’ve been told I attend church services too often. And rare is it for me to argue religion. Politics? Sports? The price of tea in China? All are fair game for argument’s sake. But I try my best to give rel...read more

Republic quick to answer growing queries

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9/7/2016 Republic Services, the company contracted by the city of Cushing to handle solid waste management for the citizens of Cushing, may be a very large company. It is quick to respond to public pressure. Following last week’s column about our service at the local transfer station, we rece...read more

Actions of OHP officers saves man’s life

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By Jim Perry Managing Editor The mission statement for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol was lived out Saturday. Thanks to a pair of OHP officers from Cushing. Trooper Tony Harper and Lt. Jeff James ventured to Rogers County on Saturday. They attended a fifth-grade football game — Harper has a son...read more

DAR going Constitutional

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Saturday begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances. The Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liber...read more

Fly the ‘W’!

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Cushing takes down Cleveland By Jim Perry Managing Editor CLEVELAND – No. 18 came to play. Cleveland was the worse off for it. Trey Morris, No. 18 for the Cushing High School football team, scored touchdowns in three ways Friday and the visiting Tiger crushed homestanding Cleveland 43-7 ...read more

Tigers fall to Berryhill

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By Jim Perry Managing Editor Jacob Bailey passed for 313 yards and three touchdowns and Berryhill put a damper on Cushing’s 2016 homecoming celebration by winning 42-32 at overflowing O’Dell Field. The ninth-ranked Chiefs improved to 2-0 and knocked the No. 7 Tigers to 2-1. The game was the...read more

Tracy Fuller

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Aug. 3, 1973 - Sept. 5, 2016   Graveside services for Cushing resident Tracy Fuller were 2 p.m. Friday in the Oakdale Cemetery in Depew. The Rev. Sonny Johnston officiated. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Michael’s Funeral Home of Drumright. Tracy Michelle Fuller was born Aug. 3,...read more

Ronald Graven

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Sept. 16, 1949 - Sept. 9, 2016 Funeral services will be Tuesday for Ronald Gerald Graven, a long-time Oilton resident. He died Sept. 9, 2016 in Tulsa. He was 66. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Oilton Christ Fellowship Church. The Rev. Bill Baumgarten will officiate. Ronald, son of...read more

Betty Morgan

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Nov. 19, 1924 - Sept. 6, 2016 Betty Taylor Morgan, lifelong resident of Cushing, died Sept. 6, 2016 in Collinsville. She was 91. Rosary services were Friday at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Cushing. A funeral mass is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Fairlawn-New ...read more

It’s September: time to tailgate

in Organized Chaos
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9/3/2016 Perhaps you are sitting there sipping your morning coffee while reading this oft-misguided missive. If so, please don’t spew it. Because at this very moment, you see, I am sipping a red beer. OK: slurping. “That’s a total waste of good beer,” the world’s wackiest brother-in-law al...read more

In this case, trash smells like ... trash

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8/31/2016 If it is not corrupt, it is certainly mismanaged. I am referring to the Cushing solid waste transfer station just south of Main on Luella. Here’s the story. In the back of the Citizen office, I had some boxes and other trash beginning to pile up that either would not fit in the...read more

Sam Harris

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Jan. 25, 1942 - Aug. 28, 2016 Sam G. Harris, a longtime Cushing resident, died Aug. 28, 2016. He was 74. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Oak Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Marty Brock will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Cushing. Sam was born Jan...read more

Blitzing Pirates first home foe for CHS

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Tigers have donimated series By Jim Perry Managing Editor The foe’s foe remains the same. Such is probably not good news for the visiting team. Mannford will visit O’Dell Field on Friday for its first high school football game of 2016. The Pirates will play at Cushing for the second ti...read more

The Perry version of ‘Money Pit’

in Organized Chaos
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8/27/2016 It was a bad idea pairing Tom Hanks and Shelley Long as opposing male and female actors. It was an even worse idea to put them on the silver screen. And have Steven Spielberg in charge of things. But in 1986, such was the case. They even had the audacity to label the worst 91 mi...read more

We asked of Jeremy Frazier. He answered

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8/24/2016 It’s been right at 10 months since Jeremy Frazier came to work in Cushing as assistant city manager. He took time to visit with us to bring us up to speed on the performance of basically his first year on the job. We still do not have a copy of his official written job description...read more

Cowboy basketball staff address huge crowd at Fechner Event Center

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More than 130 people squeezed into the Fechner Events Center on Tuesday and listened to talks about the future of Oklahoma State University men’s basketball. Those on hand listened to OSU’s new coach, Brad Underwood; Keiton Page, director of player personnel; Larry Reese, senior associate athle...read more

Maryellan Carpenter

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Oct. 18, 1930 - Aug. 13, 2016 Maryellan Carpenter, retired nurse, died Aug. 13, 2016, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She was 85. Her graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Fairlawn-New Zion Cemetery in Cushing. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the Floyd Family Center, east ...read more
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