Opinion

Newspapers, the last line of defense for freedom and democracy

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Just last week, MaryLee and I purchased the Yale News and the Drumright Gusher newspapers from their long-time owner Barbara Vice. Just like the Citizen when we bought it six months ago, the last thing we wanted to see was those two community papers fall into corporate hands where they would be absorbed and shut down, leaving their respective communities without a voice.

Tammy Bozarth carries

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Tammy Bozarth carries milk to a waiting car Monday, at the First Christian Church on Moses Street. The church, in conjunction with Celebrate Recovery, distributes 300 gallons of milk to anybody who needs it, on a first come,first served basis.

Aug. 25 runoff deadline looming

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The deadline to register to vote or update your voter registration for Oklahoma’s August 25 Runoff Primary election is Friday, July 31, State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said today. Applicants can fill out an application using the OK Voter Portal's voter registration “wizard.” The registration “wizard” makes it easy for voters to complete the application, then print, sign, and mail it to their County Election Board.

Destination Downtown

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Thank You Cushing – you have now named the downtown area to be the Broadway District! Another step forward where we all can plan to showcase our dedication and community pride. All of us can market our branded area (which does include a large area in the central downtown district) to investors and developers who can see we have a unified, themed area in our community.

Cushing man killed in motorcycle crash

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A Cushing man was killed when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle in Northeast Oklahoma Sunday. According to the The Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the accident occurred just after 11 a.m.

Lions learn many sides of new Commission Chairman,

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I have known B.J Roberson for about as long as I have been in Cushing. That’s because the Roberson family is involved with many facets of our community and we get to meet at many community events. This week's invited guest of the Cushing Lions Club was Cushing's elected Commissioner and Chairman B.J. Roberson. When I invited the Chairman I asked him to speak about his family, his business, and why he wanted to be a commissioner of Cushing. In Cushing, when you are elected to be Chairman you are also dubbed the title as “Mayor.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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Dear editor, I’ve been thinking lately about just who would be best described as being a “Hero”. Well, I’ll tell you who, of course, in our current situation, all the men and women who serve and protect, the fire, police, all the medical workers, doctors and nurses, lab technicians.

A new mask perspective

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I avoided the whole mask thing or a while, selfishly going to the stores with no mask — not so much out of rebellion, but convenience. When COVID-19 hit and the first round of shutdowns occurred, I ordered face coverings.