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Lamar, Dustin Memorial Day services cancelled

Due to the virus there will not be a Memorial Day Service at the Lamar or Dustin cemeteries this year.

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Cooks cooking, teachers delivering, kids eating!

Sandy Odum, Child Nutrition Director for Holdenville Public Schools is shown with teachers Jessica Hinton, Misty Turner, Morgan Teague and Chrissy Jeffrey.

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Country Comments

Quote of the Week…..“When I was a kid, my parents taught me to not believe everything I saw on TV. Now I have to teach them to not believe everything they see on Facebook.”

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From its humble origins as a budget snack cake, the delicious but nutritionally empty Twinkie achieved a status high enough that it warranted a spot in the Millennium Time Capsule.

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Pizza, We Need to Talk

The first time we met, I couldn’t stand you. Isn’t it funny how one of the greatest love stories of all time started out like a bad rom-com? I was young, and my little world was tightly controlled by my conservative parents.

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How Nazarenes Confronted a Pandemic a Century Ago

The coronavirus epidemic has several parallels to the Spanish influenza epidemic that ravaged the world between 1918 and 1920, burning out finally in autumn of its third year. By then, it had killed far more people than World War I.

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Ashley Deann Ellis

Ashley Deann Ellis was born June 25, 1998 in Ada, Oklahoma to Susan (Deere) Ellis. She passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 21.

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