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Service held for Cecil Claud Hood

Cecil Claud Hood, age 78, passed away May 13, 2020 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was a resident of Wewoka, Oklahoma. He was born May 17, 1941 in Atwood, Oklahoma. He grew up in Atwood, Gerty and Allen, Oklahoma. He served his country in the United States Army.

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Elizabeth (Beth) Rives Passes Away

Elizabeth (Beth) E Rives, 44, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on May 26, 2020. Born on October 10,1975 to Owen (Bud) and Lynna Rives, Elizabeth grew up in Holdenville, OK. She lived in Syracuse, NY for 22 years where she attended Syracuse University. She enjoyed poetry, reading, the beach, and going on vacations with her son Garrett. Her son Garrett Owen was her pride and joy and she loved him beyond words. He was the reason that she continued to fight her health battles all these years. Elizabeth is predeceased by her father Owen (Bud) Rives, her mother, Lynna Rives, brothers Jeffrey and William Rives.

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Service set for Ella Mae Matthews

Ella Mae Matthews passed away Sunday, May 31st, 2020 at Hillcrest South Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 62.

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Service held for Ruth DeShields

Berta Ruth DeShields was born to Marks and Leah Vanarsdall (Durham) on May 26,1923, in Holdenville, Oklahoma. She was raised west of Holdenville and graduated from Holdenville Public Schools, class of 1941. She passed from her earthly to her heavenly home Friday afternoon, May 29, 2020 at the tender age of 97. She was surrounded by her loving family as she made the transition.

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Publisher’s Pen

A special thank you to our neighbor and dear friend Janet Perry for the beautiful flowers. She has a great gift for growing flowers and plants and her yard is incredible. I took two of my grandchildren over to visit Chuck and Janet and they were amazed at her yard. In fact they didn’t want to leave. Janet gave Peyton wisteria seeds and we hope it turns out half as good as Janet’s .

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Scammers reported in Hughes County

It has been reported to the Tribune this week that people pretending to be representatives of OG&E are calling area businesses and citizens and telling them that their is way past due and if they do not meet them with payment they will have to turn their electric off. This is a lie - don’t be taken in by it.

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