Voters Should Apply Early for Absentee Ballots

Voters in Cotton County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the November 3rd General Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Shellie Hart said today. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26, Hart urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early.

Gone fishin’

Ask a fisherman and he or she will tell you that, some days, as one angler put it, “There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.” But, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], don’t dare to call professional fisherman Jeff Kolodzinski an idiot; last year he set the Guinness World Record for the most fish caught in one day when he landed 2,172 fish in 24 hours. In fact, he’s known as the Marathon Man. And, he lived up to that moniker recently when he broke his own record by catching no less than 2,645 fish in one day. He did it to raise money for the Fishing For Life Foundation.

The mighty dollar

A dollar doesn’t buy much these days but collector Bruce Morelan owns a silver dollar that is worth at least $10,000,000, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. That’s the price he paid in 2013 for his very rare dollar coined in 1794. It set a record for the most ever paid for a rare coin. Morelan thinks it is worth more than what he paid for it and so he’s putting it up for auction once again. It’s called the “Flowing Hair” dollar and it was one of 1,785 that were struck in a single day not long after the dollar became the official currency of the U.S. and they were used as souvenirs for dignitaries. It’s estimated that only about 130 to 140 of those silver dollars exist today. But Douglas Mudd, the curator and director of the American Numismatic Association’s Money Museum, says that there’s evidence Morelan’s coin was, indeed, the very first one that was struck.

Social Security Matters

Dear Rusty: My husband passed away in 2001, and he paid into Social Security every year he worked, which would be over 30 years. If he were alive today, he would be 75 years old. I am 57 years old and still working full time. Am I able to collect his Social Security benefits now since I am still working? Signed: Widowed Worker

Menu for Temple and Walters Nutrition Center Week 09/21/20 to 09/25/20

Delivery/Pick up only Monday: BBQ Ribette on a Bun, Hominy Casserole, Three Bean Salad, Carrot Cqke, Milk Tuesday: Egg & Sausage Bake, Hash Browns, Tomato Salad, Biscuit & Honey, Mandarin Oranges, Milk Wednesday: Chicken Salad on Croissant, Tomato Soup, Cucumber Salad, Lemon Bars, Milk Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie, Roasted Beets, Tossed Salad, Biscuit, Fluff Cup, Milk Friday: Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Veggie Mix, Hot Roll, Pudding, Milk.

TSET’S New Campaign, Partnerships Promote Healthy Habits Statewide

Shape Your Future unveils a new media campaign and partners with Healthy Schools Oklahoma to make forming new healthy habits easier OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 3, 2020) – Shape Your Future, a program of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Trust (TSET), is debuting new educational messaging with the "The Power of One," a campaign highlighting how incorporating small, healthy habits into your daily routine adds up to a healthier lifestyle over time.

Scotty Reed

Funeral Services were held at First Baptist Church, Walters, OK, Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Jack Jacob officiating with burial in the Walters Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home. The family respectfully requests that masks be worn. Memorial Donations can be made to First Baptist Church Walters or the Walters Cemetery.

Carol McIntyre Gonzales

Funeral Services for Carol McIntyre Gonzales, 71, Corum, Ok were held at First Baptist Church, Temple, OK, Friday, September 11, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Kevin Simpson officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Temple with interment in the Temple Cemetery.

Betty Mallow

Betty Vernoice Mallow passed on from this life September 11, 2020 in Frederick, OK. She was born April 30, 1936 in Walters, Oklahoma to Clarence Albert and Essie Lee (Wilson) Moon. Betty spent her childhood years in the Odessa, Texas area and Walters, Oklahoma. She married Glen Mallow on October 31, 1952 in Midland, TX and they made their home southwest of Walters for 68 years. To this union four children were born: Glenda, Harlin, Cheryl and Kevin.
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