Cushing Citizen

Local hometown news for Cushing, OK.

Even Flex Seal couldn’t have spared Cushing Lake

in The Missing Ink
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I stood on the earthen dam with City Manager Terry Brannon Sunday afternoon and together we watched the waters of Cushing Lake flow out through the breach beneath the spillway. For me, the incident was a bit emotional. I actually have an appreciation for Cushing Lake and have spent a great deal...read more

Shrooming in the Mountains

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During the years when we were raising our family in Northern New Mexico, this time of year marked the beginning of a season that gave Wife and I a ton of reasons to throw the kids in the back of the truck and head for the mountains for a day, a weekend, or an occasional week-long camping trip. ...read more

Whatever is on your phone is not more important than your kids

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It’s time for a new school year with first-ever days of school for new kindergartners and even a few first graders. That first day of school will also be a first-ever for a select number of parents who will be sending their oldest, or only, children off to school for the very first time. It’s t...read more

Life Rules

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Life did not come with a set of rules, but it should have. I’m not talking about the laws, ordinances, neighborhood covenants, Boy Scout ethics or the complicated rules of American Football... I’m talking about a general set of common sense rules of life that many people should have been tau...read more

There is such a thing as a bad day fishing

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Personally, I can't think of a better way to relax than to spend a day lakeside, riverside or on the boat, in 95 degree temperatures, 85 percent humidity, sweltering under a fog of bug spray, slathered in SPF 5000 sunblock, eating sunflower seeds with fingers that smell like a combination of fis...read more

Get ready for Rotary radio auction action

in My Own Opinion
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The Cushing Rotary Radio Auction is just a whole bunch of fun. Very soon, Rotarians will be contacting businesses and organizations around the community, getting donations for the club’s largest fundraiser of the year. Like other service organizations, the club raises money then simply recycles...read more

Impact of $15 per hour minimum wage

in My Own Opinion
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What would be the impact to standards of living with a $15 per hour minimum wage? Not much! Like many things, the Fair Standards Labor Act of 1938 was a good thing and quite necessary at the time. For that matter, labor unions began as good and necessary measures, then the good thing begins bei...read more

What flavor of gun control will reduce mass shootings?

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There have always been and will always be people who are mentally unstable. Unfortunately, they often are not easy to identify until they snap. Patrick Crusius, 21, purchased the AK-47 style gun he used in the mass shooting at the Wal-Mart in El Paso legally. Apparently, there were no prior ind...read more

International friends

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My dear ol’ dad, turning 93 on August 26, has always been something of a pioneer. He has also been a Rotarian for as long as I remember. This pioneer Rotarian arranged for our family to host the second-ever yearlong Rotary Youth Exchange student in the whole world. He was the publisher of the...read more

Small towns…and a little on how they become larger

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In small towns, anyone who appears to be successful or jumps out in a leadership or high profile position is going receive some arrows. That’s just the way it is. Persons in those positions just have to accept that. It will likely never change in a small town. Cushing happens to be in a quite e...read more
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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

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
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