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Terry Lee Cowan of Chickasha passed away August 10, 2019 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 41 years.

Back in the mid-1990s, I went through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, an eight- or nine-month class required of people who want to convert to Catholicism. Several locals of note were in what we jokingly called our "pledge class." At a party that occurred during this process, an earlier convert said to me, "When I found out you could drink wine without guilt, I'm thinking, 'I'm in!'"

It’s the fruit of our heart that matters. If that fruit yields fear, hate, avarice and a dull spirit, then we have defiled ourselves, and our actions will follow suit. If our hearts bear courage of faith, love, selflessness and a fire for Christ, then our actions and our words likewise will follow.

Maudie Ann Neer, 71, was born September 22, 1947. She went to be with the Lord on July 31, 2019.