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The holidays are a time for gathering with friends, family, and loved ones. Many of us happily anticipate taking part in yearly traditions and look forward to reuniting with those we care about.

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As the newly-elected court clerk for Sequoyah County, Gina Cox said she looks forward to her new position and the challenges she has ahead after winning the seat in last week’s general election.

Under an executive order issued last Monday by Gov. Kevin Stitt, restaurants and bars are ordered to close by 11 p.m. and take other actions to quell the spread of COVID-19 across the state.

Sports

The Board of Education of Vian Public School District announces that statutorily qualified individuals interested in running as a candidate for the No.

The undefeated Class A No. 7 Pirates will host Woodland in a thirdround playoff game on Friday night as Gore seeks to register its ninth victory and advance to the quarterfinals.

Commentary

Where are you with the Lord today? Do you know that He loves you? Thebible’s not a book of myths!

Thank you Father for the blessings you’ve given this day.

Help us to remember, Thou has shown us the way.

And give us strength to help those in need.

Online applications are now being taken for the 2020 Toys for Tots Drive, which began on Oct. 1 and will end on Dec. 15.

Lifestyle

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The students of Gore Elementary celebrated Red Ribbon Week by having different dress-up days during the week. Students had a Pajama Day, Bad Hair Day, Red Day, and a few others.

As with many other organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the normal flow of things, which has caused Community Partners to make a change for this year’s community Thanksgiving dinner.

God’s Blessings Clothes Closet in Vian has been stocking up on winter clothes and shoes, and will be giving away clothing on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Obituaries

Linda Jan Bolinger, 67, was born on Jan. 4, 1953, in Sallisaw and passed away on Fri., Nov. 6, 2020, in Weatherford, Texas.

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Sallisaw – Loretta Kay Milke, 62, of Sallisaw, was born on Oct. 15, 1958, in Fresco, Calif. to William Frederick Roland and Nancy Lou (Bramlett) Lawson and passed away on Thurs., Nov.

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Sallisaw – Funeral services for Russell Dennis Rhodes, 72, of Sallisaw were held at 1 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 18, 2020, at Agent Mallory Martin Chapel in Sallisaw.

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