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By Jim Perry Managing Editor The ABCs of the fourth installment of the Legislative Luncheon Series quickly became Q and A. State Rep. Dr. Lee Denney and state Sen. Dr. Jim Halligan spoke to a crowd of about 30 at Buffalo Rock Golf & Gun Club in an event sponsored by the Cushing Chambe...read more
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By Jim Perry Managing Editor Need an ambulance in Cushing? Be prepared to pay. Cushing Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously voted to approve a resolution amending the current ambulance fee as provided by the Cushing Fire Department. The new Basic Life Support fee will be $750 plu...read more
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Cushing student at Central Tech creates artwork for Bar-B-Q and Blues Festival By Jim Perry Managing Editor Weston White says he probably has found his niche in life. But with adjustments. “I plan on making a career out of this,” White said, “but not with Brusheezy.” White, a senior a...read more
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GRDA, Cushing team up for tree-planting events By Jim Perry Managing Editor The long and beneficial public power partnership between the city of Cushing and the Grand River Dam Authority is not always just about electricity and economic development. Sometimes it is about the environme...read more
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By Jim Perry Managing Editor Neither the instructor nor the student pilot were injured Sunday when a small aircraft “got off the runway” at Cushing Regional Airport. “There are ‘crashes’ and there are ‘incidents.’” Jim Clements, director of Cushing Flight Services. “This was an incident.”...read more
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By Jim Perry Managing Editor A Cushing woman died Monday as the result of an automobile accident east of the city. Crystal Dawn Elliott, 45, was a passenger in a 1996 Chrysler Town and Country van involved in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Norfolk Road and State Highway 33 ...read more
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Liquor store owner frets new laws By Jim Perry Managing Editor “So are we going to allow Mom to push her kids down the liquor aisle at Walmart? “Will that happen?” Jim Mott was asked a few questions Monday about Senate Join Resolution 68. He answered many of them with his own questio...read more
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Saturday Sounding Board Please don’t cut down plants Editor: On March 16 I noticed that someone had cut off two of my newest tulip plants. I brought them last fall. I always buy perennial bulbs. I plant tulip bulbs in one-gallon size tin cans so that the critters can’t eat them. First I ...read more
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On Thursday, the national average price for a gallon of gasoline tipped over $2 for the first time in 2016 to $2.01 per gallon. Oklahoma’s average price is $1.87 today, 37 cents above the price one month ago. Although pump prices are inching upward ahead of the convergence of holy days and holi...read more
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By Jim Perry Managing Editor They reminded guest about Easter and attending church. They did not care about the separation of church and state. Dr. Lee Denney and Dr. Jim Halligan spoke for one of the last times Friday at the third Legislative Luncheon of the 2016 series. With only one or t...read more
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Historians meet Monday Cushing Historical Society will meet 6:30 p.m. Monday at Cushing Senior Citizens Center, 203 E. Cherry St. Those needing additional information can contact Linda Howell at 918-285-0081. Easter egg hunt at Pawnee Bill’s place One of Oklahoma’s longest-running Easter...read more
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By Jim Perry Managing Editor An overflow crowd at City Hall listened intently Monday while Cushing Board of Commissioners voted to launch a plan for the walking trail in Memorial Park. “The next phase now comes in seeing Valerie and our staff’s hard work coming to fruition,” Commission Chai...read more
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Thirteen Cushing High School students will represent the city on college campuses this summer during Boys and Girls State. Four girls — Chloe Holderread, Alexandra Carpenter, Hannah Oestmann and Kelsey Lauerman — will attend May 29 through June 3 at the University of Oklahoma. Nine boys — Wes A...read more
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Public figures discuss entities By Jim Perry Managing Editor A crowd of about 60 gathered Wednesday at the Event Center at Fechner Pump and Supply. Those on hand heard, basically, about everything. The state of Payne County. The state of Cushing. The state of Cushing Public Schools. Pa...read more
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Regional quake response plan for the center of Oklahoma The Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s Oil and Gas Conservation Division is continuing to move forward in its response to the risk of triggered earthquakes in Oklahoma, announcing today actions to further reduce the amount of oil and ga...read more
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By Jim Perry Managing Editor Nearby newcomers Dangerous Motors and Wholefoods impressed all who ventured to their areas but the winner Friday was a long-standing competitor in Soup Thyme. The seventh annual Soup Thyme welcomed visitors Friday, most of who ambled through downtown Cushing. I...read more
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Robison RHS’s first scholar Tom Robison of Ripley High School is among the 100 brightest students in Oklahoma. Or so says the 2016 Academic All-State awards. Robinson, a senior at RHS, was among the 100 top public high school seniors — selected from 661 nominations — who ail from 75 schools...read more
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Fechner Pump & Supply, Inc., was named Central Technology Center’s Partner for Progress and honored Feb. 25 at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. “Central Tech is proud to recognize Fechner Pump for their continued commitment to safety,” said Ron Dyer, Central Tech superintendent...read more
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