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Hughes County Court Records

Marriages

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THESE TWO GRAHAM-DUSTIN SENIORS ARE EXCITED ABOUT THEIR LAST SCHOOL YEAR

A GREAT GROUP OF GRAHAM-DUSTIN FIRST

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An 80th Surprise Birthday for Marjorie Plunkett

Curtis Plunkett and Sherlese Ann Plunkett surprised their mother, Marjorie Plunkett, on her 80th birthday. Mac, her older son was not able to attend. Marjorie was born on August 6, 1942, in Clearview, Oklahoma and after living in two states and Germany, she made her way back to Clearview to build her retirement home. To make this special, her family and friends met at the Clearview “Old School Gym” thirty-minutes before her arrival to surprise her. The secret had been kept, she was incredibly surprised and happy to see those who came to share in her happiness of living to the age of 80 years. Family traveled long distances to be with her, including children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, cousins, and friends. Locals from Clearview, Weleetka, Okemah, and her OHCE Clearview Brown Suggas joined in. Her children prepared a full menu of food, a birthday cake, and disc jokey who played all her favorite music. The celebration lasted a couple of hours and Marjorie genuinely enjoyed the first day of the beginning of her 80th year. Special guests included her sister Ethelene, cousin Cookie.

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The Clara Luper Shepard Story

History teacher Clara Luper and the NAACP Youth Council in Oklahoma City that she advised initiated one the first sit-ins in the civil rights movement, beginning in 1958. The efforts of Luper and the Youth Council succeeded in desegregating lunch counters at all the stores of a major drug store chain in four states and nearly all the restaurants in Oklahoma City.

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Around Town......by John Bill Martin

Help with everyday survival kit

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Country Comments

Wilson took the bait—he admits—and switched from one promotional service and product to another at a lower price in order to generate leads for his online business, but after a month of using the new service, he was totally frustrated. When he called with a question, no one answered the phone. When he sent an email, no one replied. One day he decided to ask for help from the first company he’d used. He’d always had excellent service in the past, so maybe he could receive it again. He gave them a call.

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Sucker Day plans being made

The Wetumka area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture held their regular luncheon, prepared by the Wetumka Hyehcka Club, and meeting on Tuesday, August 9. The Committee reports were given to the members in attendance. Membership is up to 27 as of August. We still have a few months to reach our ambitious goal of 50 members for the year of 2022! In development, it was reported that the Family Dollar/Dollar Tree is open for business. Mrs. Dyer said we would try to plan a ribbon-cutting and a presentation of the First Dollar of Profit as soon as possible. We will try to present the other First Dollar of Profit certificates to the four other new businesses that have yet to receive theirs, on the same day. It was also reported that the much anticipated Farmers Market should be completed by the end of the week!

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