The Cushing Citizen
One step at a time

One step at a time

By Jim Perry   They met online. Then they met in person. From there, Walter “Chick” McGill and...

Bedlam blood drives begin

Bedlam blood drives begin

As Bedlam nears, Stillwater, Oklahoma Blood Institute and Yale High School are giving area...

Cat scratch fever

Cat scratch fever

Ashlyn Floyd, a kindergarten student at Harmony Elementary School, is ready for a night of trick...


Cat scratch fever

Ashlyn Floyd, a kindergarten student at Harmony Elementary School, is ready for a night of trick or treat fun on Halloween. Ashlyn is the daughter of Brian and Dena Floyd.

Bedlam blood drives begin

As Bedlam nears, Stillwater, Oklahoma Blood Institute and Yale High School are giving area residents the opportunity to get their game on. Donation times are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at Yale High School; 9:20 a.m. to noon Nov. 4 at University and Community Federal Credit Union in the Oklahoma State University Student Union; 2-5 p.m. Nov. 4 at BancFirst, 505 East Hall of Fame Ave., Stillwater; and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Stillwater Elks Lodge, 202 E. McElroy Road.

3A-1 championship game overshadowed by race for third, fourth playoff spots

Cushing, Perkins-Tryon and Blackwell are in the chase for the third- and fourth-place spots in the final District 3A-1 standings. Blackwell, 2-2 in league play, visits Cushing, 1-3, on Friday and Perkins-Tryon, 3-2, during next week’s final round of regular season games. The interest in the three schools is so great it almost has overshadowed the league’s de facto championship game. Heritage Hall, 7-1 and 5-0, hosts Kingfisher, 7-1, 4-0, on Friday. The winner will win the league championship; the loser will finish second. The district picture beyond the outcome of that game is considerably more muddled. Mannford, 0-4 in league games, could sneak into the playoffs in a three-way tie for fourth place with Cushing and Blackwell. Many things would have to happen for the Purple Pirates to qualify.

Postseason softball honors for six Lady Tigers

By Jim Perry

 

Four Cushing High School softball players are one step closer to all-state status. And three earned selection to the All-Tulsa 7 Conference team. Seniors Mariah Treat, Kayley Walters, Hailea Johnson and Morgan McGrew earned selection Monday to the All-Region I team. Treat and Walters are outfielders, Johnson a pitcher and Mc- Grew a catcher. As all-region selections, each is nominated for the Oklahoma Softball Coaches Association all-state team. A committee will meet Saturday, Cushing coach Nikki York said, and will name 18 players for both the East and West all-state squads in Classes 3A-4A.

Kitchen aides

BreAnna Smith (back row, center) is the new site manager at Cushing Senior Citizens Center. She shared a moment with other staffers Marion Smith, dining room aide and piano therapy; Ann Burton (middle row, from left), kitchen aide; Gay Forrest, kitchen aide; and Donna Lann, kitchen aide; also Cindy Edwards (back row, from left), kitchen aid; and Peggy Loverson, head cook.

Two from Cushing chapter reach 60 years in sorority

“Four score” said Abraham Lincoln. A pair of Cushing woman have him beat. The Laureate Nu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi in September honored members Vocille Benthall and Orvena Winkelman for their years of service. As in 120. Six score. Benthall and Winkelman each was feted for serving 60 years in the chapter. They were presented with service pins during a candlelight ceremony attended by their Laureate Nu sisters.