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Mississippi took a regrettable turn into the past Tuesday when Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act – a red herring title for the right to refuse service to the GLBT community on religious grounds.

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This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

Celebration of Life services for Donald Henry Kampbell, 88, of Stratford will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Rollow Chapel of the First United Methodist Church of Ada with Rev. Brian Matthews and Rev. Waylon Dancer officiating.

Bob McMahan, 81, of Paoli passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Norman Regional Healthplex.

Mikeal Lee Russell of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma was born on January 31, 1953 in Wynnewood, Okla., to Buster and Allie Elizabeth (Hayes) Russell and passed from this life on August 30, 2019 at the age of 66 years.

Charles H. Green of Paoli passed away September 11, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma at the age of 72 years.

Janna Sue Field passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at her home in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at 64. Janna was born on June 21,1955 and grew up in Pauls Valley, graduating from PVHS in 1973. She graduated from OSU Tech in 1978 with a degree in Technical Illustration.