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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

Oh those lovable Cubbies ...

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10/22/2016 Let’s fly the “W” one more time. Truly, that’s all I need. I want more, surely. But all I need is to see that white flag with the blue “W” emblazoned across it flying above Wrigley Field. It was about 1980 when I fell in love with the Chicago Cubs. WGN became a regular on cabl...read more

As much fun to make as is to eat

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10/15/2016 It was Hello Apron, I think. Maybe Blue Fresh. Whatever were those scrumptious items we have pulled from our oven or stovetop the last few weeks. You know: The ones that are like Jiffy Pop. That popcorn allegedly “as much fun to make as it is to eat.” I’m still deciding on He...read more

Looking back. Looking forward to Trump

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11/2/16 Reprinted from Whistleblower-newswire. Enjoy. On Sunday in America at the Church of The Compassionate Conservative, Beloved Whistleblower Publisher, the right-wing Rev. Charles Foster Kane was asking his political parishioners to understand how God talks to us. But first Kane tol...read more

Everything is about advertising ...

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10/26/2019 I wrote last week about economic development. I wrote that bringing dollars from outside Cushing into Cushing is economic development. The Cushing Citizen and staff is all about bringing more money into Cushing helping to bring sales tax revenues in Cushing and other communities ...read more

The choice is brutally clear: vote Babinec

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10/19/2016 Do you want a wallflower or a fighter? Often a question like this comes up when one is referring to a lawyer they choose. “I want a lawyer with an office in the back of the building and they throw a piece of raw meat to from time to time. I want one who will come out fighting to...read more

Leslie “Les” Roberts

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Dec. 27, 1964 - Oct. 17, 2016 Leslie “Les” Roberts, a native of Cushing, passed away Monday, October 17, 2016 in Tulsa at the age of 51 years. The son of Marvin Johnson and Jean Hargroves Johnson, Les was born on December 27, 1964 in Cushing, where he was raised and educated. He was current...read more

Margie RuEllen Robinson

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Oct. 14, 1925 - Oct. 17, 2016 Margie RuEllen Robinson, passed from this life on Monday, October 17, 2016 in Mannford surrounded by family at the age of 91. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Oc...read more

Linda Sue Wikel

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Oct. 17, 1951 - Oct. 17, 2016 Perkins resident Linda Sue Wikel, formerly of Yale, died Oct. 17, 2016 — her 65th birthday — in Oklahoma City. Graveside service under the direction of Palmer Marler Funeral Home in Yale will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Lawson Cemetery, Yale. Linda was born Oct. 1...read more

Cushing tips Beggs; eyes 3A-6 crown

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They were worn out, the Cushing football Tigers, following a wild victory on Friday. But they were in the mood to celebrate. “It was a crazy game,” wide receiver and defensive back England Honeybuss said. “That’s what ‘48 All Guts’ means. You’ve got to play 48 minutes. “Not many teams can do ...read more

New econ developer has plenty on plate

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10/12/2016 Cushing’s new economic developer, David Hinkle, knows economic development. He told Rotarians recently that economic development is braces on a little girl, a pair of glasses on the face of a child that needs them, new uniforms on the high school band, a decent car in the drivewa...read more

The analogies to vote for Donald Trump

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10/05/2016 Dr. Jim Garlow is minister of Skyline Church in San Diego, California, and has written several books. We have confirmed that he authored these comments and observations. On occasion, we will reprint comments from outside columnists who say it better than we can. Enjoy. I have ...read more

Saying ‘goodbye’ to a great, trusted friend

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9/28/2016 Our good friends Bob and Sally Felts are moving today to a retirement village in Oklahoma City. It’s difficult to say “goodbye” to such a nice couple and such valuable community servants. When Bob and Sally moved to Cushing, some 20 years ago — an estimate — he was already white-h...read more

Happy birthday, Dad. Let’s play

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10/8/2016 It was perfectly Johnny Max. I pondered for an instant being angry but opted instead for a smile. And thanks. It was ages ago that my parents found their way to Dolese Park in Oklahoma City and watched me umpire a small-school state tournament baseball game. It was, if I remember...read more

Member of rank, file says ‘goobye’

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10/1/2016 The roar startled me. And I was only about a short par-3 away from it. It was 1994 during the PGA Championship at Southern Hills in Tulsa. The last PGA — the one major championship he never won — for The King. He was nowhere near being in contention. At 65, he was past his prime....read more

What is and is not ‘women’s work’?

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9/24/2016 A former publisher of mine wrote in a bit of a Bombeckian fashion. Oft she produced tomes decrying the never-ending duties of a wife/mother/homemaker. To which I oft found myself compelled to retort: “Yeah … so?” The woman who previously signed my paycheck wrote of cooking dinner...read more

When in doubt, sit them out

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9/17/2016 Feeling blue? Got a headache? Nausea? Troubles sleeping? Double vision? Dazed? Confused? Sluggish? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, you might have a concussion. Especially if you are a teenager. And involved in some sort of physical activity, be it organized football...read more

City votes to launch TIF in Cushing

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By Jim Perry Managing Editor A semantics issue? Or a real, down-to-earth confrontation? Either way, the Cushing Board of Commissioners on Monday voted to approve a general policy for a tax increment district — TIF — in Cushing. Commissioners, along with advocate Marilyn Duff and Cushing E...read more
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