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May 27, 2006

Residents upset at theft of flags, flowers from cemetery

There have been reports that flags and flowers have been stolen off graves at local cemeteries.

Pearl Butcher said that she decorated her late husband’s grave at the McCurtain Miner’s Cemetery and someone had stolen the flags she had put on his WWII U.S. Army veterans grave.

She said that it was pretty bad when someone steals off the dead.

The Palestine Church will have its decoration on May 28.

The Quinton junior high cheerleaders won first in competition at Whitewater on May 20,

My granddaughter, Holly Murray, is a cheerleader in the seventh grade this fall.

Ronald Tucker was released from Muskogee Regional Hospital on May 15 and returned to Talihina Veteran’s Home, where he lives.

Charlene Daniel held a Bible study on May 15 at Quinton Manor. Those present were myself, Donald Ritz, Dorothy Degroot and Eva Bennight.

I held a prayer meeting on May 17 at Quinton Manor. Those present were Tressa Nobles, Gery Aby, Iva Hayes, Hattie Seabolt, Eva Bennight, Pauline Giles, Dorothy Degroot, Edith Franklin, Holly Murray, Donald Ritz and Joshua Murray.

Jimmy Turner and Dolores Fisher, of Quinton, visited in Oklahoma City on May 17. While there Jimmy had cancer treatments at a local hospital.

Colene Basden was a visitor in Stigler last week.

It was reported that Nathan Etchison had a stroke recently and was admitted to McAlester Regional Health Center.

Carol Gragg, of Brooken was a visitor in Stigler last week.

Marie Monks said that she had pneumonia after her surgery on May 10 at Haskell County Hospital in Stigler.

Coach Glen Stone and wife, Joyce, of McAlester, went on vacation to Branson, Mo., May 19 to 21.

My recent visitors were the Rev. Charles and Shirley Thomas, the Rev. Eddie Dye, Charlene Daniel, Armatha Calhoun, Carol Gragg, Lou Ann and Peyton Knell, Donald Ritz, McKayla Franklin, Sarah Needham, Donna Adcock, Kathy Taylor and children, and April, Joshua and Holly Murray.

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