At a May 2016 campaign rally in Charleston, West Virginia, Donald Trump, the presumed GOP nominee for president, told the faithful: “If I win, we’re going to bring those miners back. You’re going to be so proud of your president. For those miners, get ready, because you’re going to be working your asses off.”

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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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Obituaries

Jean Paine of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma was born to Monard Eugene Pickens and Gladys (Beasley) Weeks on September 4, 1926 in Ardmore, Oklahoma and passed from this life on November 7, 2019 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 93 years.

Roy Kruse of Shawnee, Oklahoma, formerly of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, was born to Chester Marvin and Laura Gennave (Kidder) Kruse on January 25, 1948 in Santa Paula, California and passed from this life on November 9, 2019 in Shawnee, Oklahoma at the age of 71 years.

O.C. Frazier Harper was born to O.C. Frazier and Bertha Mae Harper on March 13, 1964 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma and passed from this life on November 9, 2019 at the age of 55 years.

Jean Paine of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma was born to Monard Eugene Pickens and Gladys (Beasley) Weeks on September 4, 1926 in Ardmore, Oklahoma and passed from this life on November 7, 2019 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 93 years. Jean grew up and in Ardmore, Oklahoma. She helped her da…