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March 7, 2013

Bible stolen from car in McAlester



She said she still has a large Bible at home, but the one that’s been taken is the one she’s always carried to church with her. During the years, she’s marked the dates of sermons. “I have the dates and the preacher’s name by where he took the scripture,” said Ardrey.

The Bible had a photograph she had inserted inside it of her with five generations of her family, said Ardrey. She also had clippings of the obituaries of her son and daughter-in-law. “My children have gotten me bookmarks and things.

They wouldn’t mean anything to anybody else,” Ardrey said. “It has some things I can’t replace.” Ardrey wondered if whoever took her Bible read any of the scriptures inside it.

“Maybe it will help them,” she said. Meanwhile, her daughter still has hopes the Bible will be returned, considering the possibility that whoever took the Bible discarded it and someone else may have found it.

If the person who took it Last Sunday still has it, the family is asking for its return, no questions asked. “It means a great deal to me. I would like to have it returned,” Ardrey said.

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