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All Back to Normal?

It is a good feeling that this “thing” is almost over. COVIC-19 that is. Yesterday Chad Kaminski (Pastor of First Baptist Church) said that we Baptist would start up church on June 7 . He thinks that is when the other churches in town will start up too. It is a good thing to contemplate, getting to sit with your church family at worship. He did say, however, that he would like to sort of segregate us into “family” families. Well OK. I guess. We’ve sort of been isolated together long enough. I feel a need to be close enough to lean over and catch up with my neighbors myself. But will we wear masks?

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Service held for Velma Louise Smith

Velma Louise Smith passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 at Walnut Grove Living Center in McAlester, Oklahoma at the age of 94.

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One Mother’s Odyssey

You wish there were a term for what just happened here; maybe then you’d understand it better. The “it” in this case involves a kind of spillover from one corner of life to another. It’s an “i” you hope to dot before you move on, even if doing so turns out to be the biggest challenge of them all—and, Lord knows, you’ve faced some real doozies.

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Conner Clayton chosen as one of Prep Hoops’ top 40

Stuart’s Conner Clayton has been recognized as one of Prep Hoops top 40 prospects for 2022 graduation year. Conner will be a junior at Stuart when school resumes.

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Around Town

Staff Writer I know, because I was a junior at East Central State College and working part-time as a window trimmer for Montgomery Ward in Ada and refereeing high school basketball games in small schools surrounding areas. I lived in a one-room apartment four blocks from EC, which meant I walked nine blocks to work in beautiful downtown Ada if I couldn’t hitch a ride. Then on Sundays and Wednesdays, I walked 14 blocks to church, again if I couldn’t look or sound pitiful and get a ride. But I could always stop at Folgers and get a hamburger for a quarter. These are some things that could have been said about the state of the state of Oklahoma and many surrounding states during this time: Some things couldn’t be repeated in a family newspaper.

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Welcome back to Eyewitness News. It’s time for a check on sports with our sports anchor, Tim Jones. Tim, what’s happening in your world?

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Today’s Americans and Yesteryear’s Americans

Dr. Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, a military historian and a professor emeritus of classics at California State University, Fresno.

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