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Millard Lee Wainscott

Graveside services for Millard Lee Wainscott, 94, of Allen were 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 27 , at Non Cemetery with Rev. Randall Miller officiating.

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It’s July Again

June brings on something called July. And this July will be just like a lot of other Julys. Hot. Real hot. Makes me remember the July of 1943. When I was “stuck” down on Goat Ridge in Leflore County at my grandparents. And July 4 th was coming up. Not that anyone down there seemed to notice. In later years Gerald would compare Grandpa to the Jap general who commanded the slave labor in the movie about building the Bridge Over the River Kwai. We of course were the hapless prisoners of war. Slave labor if you will.

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Willis’ to Celebrate 74 Years

Seventy-four years ago on July 7, 1947, Rance and Alice Willis were married in Gainsville Texas. That love has grown and passed many tests through the years. God has blessed them with three children, Jeanie Mullen, Kaydee McKinnis, and Guy Willis, five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

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Country Comments

Forty years ago, Dayna and I purchased The Allen Advocate from Virgil and Jackie Guy. It has been a great journey and we have made many lifelong friends. Had it not been for Wayne and Pat Bullard, Charles and Betty Spear and Eric Pierce, I don’t think we would have ever survived those early years.

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Atwood Greats Together Saturday

Pictured above are the 1951 Atwood State Champion Softball Team. This team was incredible and won two state champtionship back to back. Back: Ruby McDaniel, Betty Blackburn, Loretta Harringtron, Wanda Merriman, Barbara Black, Wanda Long, Imogene Leach, Clara Kelly, Pat Parsons, and Coach Henry Wood. Front row: Naomi McCoin and Colena Williams.

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Atwood Lassies Cop State Title

ATWOOD, May 5 — The Atwood High School girls’ softball team became the 1951 Oklahoma state champions by downing a determined Cowden team by a l8-5 score in a 10-inning game before one of the largest crowds ever to assemble for a sports event here.

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Atwood Reunion Scheduled

The Atwood School Reunion will be held Saturday, July 2 , from noon until 6:00 pm in the Lowell Wilkerson Community Building (next to the First Baptist Church) in Atwood. Their potluck dinner has been set for 4:30 pm, followed by a brief business meeting. All former students, teachers and residents are invited. Bring your favorite dish and enjoy the afternoon.

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