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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

Ollie Green

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Sept. 24, 1925 - Aug. 22, 2016 Oliver “Ollie” Stevens Green, a long-time Cushing resident, died Aug. 22, 2016 in Tulsa. He was 90. No funeral services are planned. Ollie was born Sept. 24, 1925 in Watts, California, to the late Oliver Francis Green and Alfreda Stevens Green. On Oct. 1, 19...read more

Cy Young

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Aug. 21, 1943 - Aug. 17, 2016 Memorial services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Davis Funeral Home for Larry B. “Cy” Young, a native of Cushing. He died Aug. 17, 2016 — four days shy of his 73rd birthday. The son of Bea Young and Bessie Baker Young, Larry was born Aug. 21, 1943 in Cushing, where he ...read more

“Weasy” Barnes

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Sept. 18, 1939 - Aug. 18, 2016 Helen Louise Barnes, better known as “Weasy,” died Aug. 18, 2016. She was 76 Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Fairlawn-New Zion Cemetery. Helen, daughter of the late Earl Sidebottom and Jessie Collins, was born on Sept. 18, 1939 in Oklahoma City...read more

Gracie Grossenheider

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Aug. 18, 2016 - Aug. 18, 2016 Gracie Dawn Grossenheider, infant daughter of Korie Custer and Derick Grossenheider, died Aug. 18, 2016. Graveside services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home will be 2 p.m. Monday in Fairlawn-New Zion Cemetery. Survivors include her parents, of Cushi...read more

Stacey Mackie

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Sept. 9, 1962 - Aug. 1, 2016 Cushing resident, Stacey Ann Barrington Mackie died Aug. 1, 2016 in Tulsa. She was 53. A celebration of her life will be 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Cushing Church of Christ. Ken Murrell will officiate. The celebration will be followed by a fellowship dinner for cl...read more

Ron Siler

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Feb. 13, 1943 - Aug. 19, 2016 Ronald Kay Siler, a longtime Cushing resident, died Aug. 19, 2016 in Oklahoma City. he was 69. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Cushing. The Rev. Ralph Hickman will officiate. Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Memorial...read more

Jessie Collins

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June 24, 1917 - Oct. 24, 2013 Jessie Pauline Collins died Oct. 24, 2013 at the age of 96 years. Her memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Fairlawn-New Zion Cemetery. in Cushing. The daughter of the late John and Myrtle Devenport, Jessie was born June 24, 1917 in Leflore County, Okla...read more

Naomi Butcher

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June 2, 1928 - Aug. 21, 2016 Longtime Cushing resident Naomi Mae Butcher died Aug. 21, 2016. She was 88. Her funeral services will 10 a.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Hickman and Jim Hunter officiating. Burial will follow in the Lawson Cemetery in Yale. Services a...read more

Brittanie Molloy

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Aug. 8, 1980 - Aug. 20, 2016 Brittanie Shea Molloy, a long-time Agra resident, died at her home Aug. 20, 2016. She was 36. Her funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn in Parkland. The Revs. Landis Thompson and John Rossiter will officia...read more

Cushing, Demons kick it in zero week

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By Jim Perry Managing Editor A pair of quarterbacks will make rare starts Friday when Cushing visits Perkins-Tryon for the 2016 high school football season opener for both teams. The game will be the first for Cushing High School during “zero week,” one week ahead of the date most teams w...read more

That difficult day

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Tearing yourself apart By Jim Perry Managing Editor It came. It went. It got better. “I have to be strong today because if I’m not, she won’t be tomorrow.” So said Carrie Gilbert Monday morning as she strode out of Misty Carmin’s “Parrot Place” room at Cushing pre-kindergarten center...read more

Break out the dictionary, Momma

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8/13/2016 Nearly everybody collects something, even if all of us don’t admit it or realize it. Beer cans. Pop bottles. Trading cards. Autographs. Coins. Ex-wives. You name it, somebody somewhere collects it. Whether it be in a dusty attic, unkempt garage or neatly arranged, barometrically...read more

Who has a class reunion at 41?

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8/6/2016 I tried gallantly. To no avail. If you can’t beat ‘em, I suppose, join ‘em. My efforts worthless, I will do so. The Smallville High School Class of 1976 will gather next month for its 40th-year reunion. I shall join them. The Smallville High School Class of 1975 should have enjo...read more

Register to vote and get yourself there

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8/17/2016 The issue of selling strong beer in convenience stores and grocery stores has come up before. We’re in the Bible-belt — we’re going to have to say that’s much of the reason why historically Oklahoma has not had laws particularly favorable to alcohol consumers or the alcohol indus...read more

It’s time to do something about downtown

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8/10/2016 Action needs to be taken to make our downtown look better. Recently, a friend from another state was visiting our home. Early one morning, he took off on a walk. This walk took him east and west of our home at the corner of Harrison and Moses. He was stunned by the difference in t...read more

Nearly 70 attend first football drills

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By Jim Perry Managing Editor Three score and seven players on Monday morning ventured onto the new O’Dell Field. In better terms, they frolicked. “I couldn’t believe it this morning,” Cushing High School football coach Barrett Shupe said. “And I didn’t even have to paint a single stripe.”...read more

Freddie Springer

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Freddie Joe Springer, 73, of Cushing, died Aug. 7, 2016 in Stillwater. Arrangements are under the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater. Services  will be held noon Wednesday at the Otoe-Missouria Cultural Center in Red Rock. Burial will be in the Otoe-Missouria Cemetery. www.pmcfh.com

Lane Howard

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July 6, 1997 - Aug. 3, 2016 Oilton resident David Lane Howard, 19, died Aug. 3, 2016. His funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Oilton Christ Fellowship Church. The Rev. Bill Baumgarten will officiate. Burial will ge in Jennings Cemetery. Lane was born July 6, 1997 in Tulsa to Dav...read more

Don Crawford

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Oct. 2, 1949 - Aug. 2, 2016 Donald “Don” Crawford, retired computer programmer, died Aug. 2, 2016, in Cushing. He was 66. The son of the late Daniel Crawford and Verna Mae Atwood Crawford, Don was born Oct. 2, 1949, in Columbus, Kansas. He was was raised and educated in that area. A gradua...read more

Carol Vogt

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July 17, 1938 - Aug. 2, 2016 Carol A. Vogt, a long-time resident of Yale, died Aug. 2, 2016. She was 78. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Palmer Marler Funeral Home in Yale will be 11 a.m. Monday at Calvary Assembly of God Church in Stillwater. The Rev. Rusty Rhodes will officiat...read more

Corky Worthy

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May 17, 1938 - Aug. 4, 2016 George “Corky” Worthy, a longtime Cushing resident, died Aug. 4, 2016 in Cushing. He was 78. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel at Palmer Marler Funeral Home in Cushing, Ok. The Rev. Steve Lamberson will officiate. Burial will be in Flynn Cemeter...read more

Dorothy Cross

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March 28, 1943 - Aug. 1, 2016 Dorothy Marie Cross of Parkville died Aug. 1, 2016 in Kansas City, Kansas. She was 73. Dorothy was born March 28, 1943 in Tonkawa to Thomas William and Reeda Pearl Farrell. She attended Cushing High School and lived there until 1960, when she married Orvin Cro...read more

Anngel Coyner

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Aug. 11, 1946 - July 31, 2016 Anngel Coyner, a lifelong resident of Cushing, died July 31, 2016, in Stillwater. She was 69. Her services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home. Anngel, daughter of the late Earl Holland and Verna Mallory Holland, was born Aug. 11, 1946 in Cushing...read more

A measley short three feet ...

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7/30/2016 Three feet, it was. Maybe less. So why did the distance between the golf ball I stood over and the place I wanted it to go seem so far? Miles, I’m talking. A marathon distance. I breathed deeply. Slowly the blade of my putter began its backward movement. The ball and the hole r...read more
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