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Once there lived Papa, Mama, and us 5 kids in a little white house. We were not rich, and sometimes we felt kinda poor. But that “sometimes,” like this memory proved to be just a notion one summer. When I was 8 to 10 years old, I lived in Medford, a beautiful little town in Oregon.

Swearingen Funeral Home has graciously invested back into the community once again to promote the saving of lives by continuing to sponsor the Vital ICE App.

ADA, OK - Outstanding academic work during the 2019 spring semester has earned listings on the President’s Honor Roll for students at East Central University.

Chickasaw Nation Lt. Governor Jefferson Keel has announced that he plans to step down, effective at the end of his current term, September 30.

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby said Lt. Governor Keel has served the Chickasaw Nation and the Chickasaw people well.

Sports

Evan Stafford of Wewoka High school was officially named an Oklahoma Coaches Association All-Stater as announced on Wednesday.

Stafford tied for fourth in the state tournament at Trosper Golf Course in Oklahoma City last week.

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Above, Wewoka High School Senior Evan Stafford who was selected as an All-State Golfer earlier this week.

In game one of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals the offense was led not only by star Giannis Antetokounmpo, but also by Bucks Center Brook Lopez.

On Friday the top-ranked Seminole State College Trojans softball team had a sendoff celebration in the Haney Center Utterback Ballroom at Seminole State College.

Opinions

May 19, 2019 - 00:00

Don't Have It Your Way

Patty’s Place is a small downtown restaurant that serves lunch from 11 to 4. The place is busy, but quick, clean and pleasant. Patty cooks everything herself, the menu is short and the regular customers love it.

‘We’re Doomed,’ He Said Cheerfully

Dear Doctor: Some years ago, I was addicted to cocaine. I’ve overcome that addiction, but it has cost me my sense of smell. Why did this happen, and what can I do?

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My longtime friend of 30 years, “Charlotte,” lives across the country. I have just learned that her husband, “Harold,” is transgender and is now transitioning to become “Helen.”

Obituaries

May 19, 2019 - 00:00

Eunice Belle Morgan was born December 11, 1927 in the country east of Konawa, Oklahoma to Eugene and Iva Knight Brewer. She passed from this life on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

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Judith Carolyn (Dobbins) Akerman, age 79 and a resident of Konawa, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at her home surrounded by family and friends.

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Jonathan Dale Cargill, PhD, 77, Tecumseh, Oklahoma resident, passed away May 16, 2019 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born October 23, 1941 In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to parents Dale William Cargill and Janet Isbell (Hecker) Cargill.

May 17, 2019 - 00:00

Delores Maxine (Chesser) Nunn, 82, Seminole, Oklahoma resident, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Seminole Care and Rehab Center. Delores was born December 11, 1936 in Wewoka, Oklahoma to