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Citra Cemetery Seeks Donations

Anyone who would like to help with the up-keep of the Citra Cemetery may make donation to the cemetery by taking or mailing to Farmers State Bank, Citra Cemetery Fund, PO Box 467, Allen, OK 74825. All donations will be greatly appreciated.

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Voter Registration Deadline is June 5

Friday, June 5 , is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the June 30 Primary, the Town of Roff Special, and the Tupelo Board of Education Elections. Persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and are at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.

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Area Public Records

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Calvin senior to play college baseball at USAO

Calvin senior Carson Hart has signed a letter of intent to play college baseball at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

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Service held for Ruth DeShields

Berta Ruth DeShields was born to Marks and Leah Vanarsdall (Durham) on May 26,1923, in Holdenville, Oklahoma. She was raised west of Holdenville and graduated from Holdenville Public Schools, class of 1941. She passed from her earthly to her heavenly home Friday afternoon, May 29, 2020 at the tender age of 97. She was surrounded by her loving family as she made the transition.

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Area Birthdays

June 4 — Carla Deaton, Mr. & Mrs. Dustin Hood*

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One Pharmacistʻs View

Back in 1947 the biggest worry Southern Baptists had was the plight of millions of black Africans. We did not know any black Africans in Stonewall and only had a vague idea where Africa was. The church created missionary programs to let us know. These soon became sacred bureaucracies such as the WMU (Women’s Missionary Union) whose job was to promote and educate the church about the plight of our overseas missionaries and their unsaved black clients located in a place called Africa. Their focus (it seemed to me) was on a lady named Lottie Moon who for some reason spent her life in China, preaching to the Chinese. I figured they must have lost Africans in China too.

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