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1/21/2017 “Our student athletes should have the option to transfer schools without being subject to a penalty. Academic transfers are already allowed here, so why not let students pick a school based on athletic performance?” Thanks, Rep. Cleveland. You have set back the academic process at...read more

Presbyterian Church and earthquakes

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1/18/2017 Like many, a good deal of my training in advertising and working derived marketing with smart clients. I had one client many years ago in Weatherford that taught me, “If you don’t have anything to say, keep your mouth shut. If you do have something to say, holler louder than anybo...read more

Winter in Payne County: bleh

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1/14/2017 The Grim Reaper sits lurking on the western horizon. Gosh. Our only hope is that the weather guessers got it wrong. I know not what it is people like about winter. I just don’t get it. Winter would be fine, I suppose, if not for the weather. And Standard Time. And less sunlight....read more

The simple life of a man rich in many ways

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1/11/2017 He could afford to live in the biggest house, drive the nicest cars and take the most lavish vacations. What did he choose? Work. Lionel Harris died early Monday morning at the age of 89. He got as far as completing the eighth grade before he went to work. His work was pumping g...read more

A tribute to a man most deserving

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1/7/2017 The man. Absolutely. The man. Many would agree with me that about Gene Lewellen. I met him in the early 1990s. He stumbled into a umpiring friend of mine at the high school state tournament and said he needed help for the coming weekend. I first took the field with Gene for the ...read more

Looking forward to a prosperous 2017

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1/4/2017 Hope: a reasonable expectation for a better future. While visiting with Dr. Kolm McCauley at a New Year’s Eve gathering, he said that we have reasons to begin 2017 with hope. It’s always good to begin a new year with hope. The following are a few of the reasons we should have an a...read more

Officer dies in wreck on 99

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Nathan Graves, an officer with the Sac and Fox Nation and a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department deputy, died early Tuesday in a two-vehicle wreck on State High 99 about 11 miles north of Stroud, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Graves, 45, was driving southbound on SH 99 when he was hi...read more

Effie Weaver

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Dec. 4, 1930 - Jan. 22, 2017 Effie Marie Weaver, a longtime Jennings resident, died Jan. 22, 2017. She was 86. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Jennings. The Rev. Mark Compton will officiate. Burial will be in Lawson Cemetery, Yale.  Arrangements are ...read more

Aubrey Hilyard

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Aubrey Hilyard, 86 of Stillwater, died Jan. 22, 2017. No services are scheduled at this time. Strode Funeral Home.

Bob Reed

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July 23, 1957 - Jan. 22, 2017 Bob J. Reed, a longtime Yale resident and American Heritage banker, died Jan. 22, 2017. He was 59. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Assembly of God Church in Yale. The Rev. Don Reed will officiate.  Arrangements are entrusted to Palmer Marler F...read more

Seldon McEntire

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Feb. 3, 1934 - Jan. 20, 2017 Seldon Junior McEntire, a longtime Parkland and Agra resident, died Jan. 20, 2017 at his home. He was 82. Arrangements were under the direction of Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Cushing. Seldon was born Feb. 3, 1934 in Sparks to the late Martin Luther and Virgie V...read more

George Wilkinson

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Dec. 1, 1923 - Dec. 19, 2017 Funeral services are Thursday for George Franklin Wilkinson, a 93-year-old former resident of Weatherford. He died Dec. 19, 2017 at his home in Guthrie. Services are under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home in Weatherford. The funeral will be 10 a.m. in the...read more

Charlotte Magdeburg

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Charlotte Magdeburg, 94, longtime Cushing resident, died Jan. 24, 2017. Services are pending. www.davisfh.net

Brenda Bullard

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Brenda Lynn Bullard, educator, died Jan. 23, 2017. Services 10 a.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Stillwater. www.strodefy.com

Cassie Kennedy

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June 13, 1948 - Jan. 15, 2017 Cassandra Irene Pound Kennedy of Woodway, Texas, died Jan. 15, 2017. She was 68. Cassie was born June 13, 1948, in Cushing, to L. H. “Bud” and Betty Mae Pound. Her family members were business owners in the Cushing-Drumright area. She attended Oak Grove Public...read more

Proposed animal control shelter still behind 8 ball

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By Jim Perry Managing Editor Cushing’s proposed animal control shelter is overdue. Long overdue, if you ask members of the Cushing Board of Commissioners. “Our window of opportunity to do this project is so long overdue given the economic climb a few year ago compared to today,” said Terry Br...read more

Children fed

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Nearly 400 volunteer for Cushing pack A crowd of nearly 400 gathered Friday and Saturday in the gymnasium at Cushing Upper Elementary School. They came with a mission. For the third consecutive year, volunteers came for Feed My Starving Children Cushing Mobile Pack. “Every person that left...read more

Legion post damaged

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By Jim Perry Managing Editor An official from the National Historical Register of Buildings will visit Cushing soon, Jim Hunter said, in regards to saving Donaldson-Walker American Legion Post 108. The building at 214 S. Noble Ave. was heavily damaged during Sunday night’s 5.0-magnitude ear...read more

Schools out Monday for repairs; reopen Tuesday

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By Jim Perry Managing Editor “We’ve got a mess.” So said Koln Knight late Sunday regarding the decision to close Cushing Public Schools on Monday. Knight, superintendent of schools, made the decision about 10:15 p.m. Sunday following a 5.0-magnitude earthquake hit just outside of Cushing. ...read more

Cimarron Tower evacuated

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By Jim Perry Managing Editor He got something of a perverse chuckle from the happening. “It’s the first Red Cross shelter for an earthquake in Oklahoma,” Carter said. “We are making history.” A moment later, Wes Carter, regional communications manager for the Red Cross, was more melancholy...read more

The earth came tumbling down

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5.0 earthquake leaves downtown in shambles By Jim Perry Managing Editor Thirty-six hours after the fact, Cushing was doing its best to overcome. One could almost close their eyes and hear a black minstrel choir singing in the rubble. “We shall overcome.” “We want to assure our resid...read more

Carolyn Fisher

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Retired Telax employee Carolyn Patton Fisher, 74, Tulsa, died Nov. 1, 2016. Her funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Moore’s Eastlawn Chapel, 1908 S. Memorial Drive in Tulsa. Burial is 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Parkland Cemetery in Agra. Moore’s Funeral Home.

Edward Vogt

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Aug. 10, 1950 - Nov. 2, 2016 Edward Leon Vogt Jr., a longtime Cushing resident, died Nov. 2, 2016 at his home. He was 66. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Edward was born Aug. 1...read more

What do you say? Go, Cubs, go!

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11/5/2016 Go, Cubs, go! Go, Cubs, go! Hey, Chicago, what do you say? The Cubs are gonna win today! Two weeks ago in this space I wrote that I could die in peace because my beloved Chicago Cubs had reached the World Series. My first words: “Let’s fly the ‘W’ one more time. “Truly, that...read more

The good, the bad and Halloween

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10/29/2016 One of the talking heads from behind a news desk in Oklahoma City a few nights ago dropped this bombshell on us. “Apparently most people are going to celebrate Halloween and do their trick-or-treating on Monday.” Really? Why on Earth would you celebrate Halloween on Halloween? ...read more
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