- Ada, Oklahoma


August 2, 2013

Rainy July provides answered prayers


Ada —

Bill Green is now minister of a church in Conway, Ark.  He had been speaker at Hammond Heights church last week, and he had visited Byng High School during that time. He learned my whereabouts there.

I was privileged to meet his wife and their fifth daughter, and we all had a really good visit.


Waiting is one of the hardest tasks most of us are called upon to perform.  Our hearts go out to Dave and Jodi Jackson who have to wait until next week to learn what treatment will be prescribed for Dave’s recurring cancer. Last year Dave learned he had lung cancer in the bottom lobe of his left lung. He had surgery followed by chemo-therapy and was assured that he was free of cancer.   During a recent vacation to the Black Hills he became ill, and his doctor ordered X-rays when he returned home.  The tests revealed an enlarged lymph node near his collar bone.  Because of Dave’s history with cancer, a PET scan was ordered which disclosed a further tumor in his left lung and several suspicious lymph nodes. He had surgery Friday to install a port and to remove numerous lymph nodes for biopsy.  They hope to learn Monday what kind of treatment is most efficient in ridding his body of cancer.

Freda Flatt, former Byng resident, has returned to her home in Sulphur to recuperate from hip surgery. She suffered a broken bone in her hip (not a joint breakage) when she fell on a marble floor at the Veterans’ Center at Ardmore.

She was returning her husband, Bob Flatt, to the center. Bob, who is a  resident at the center, stumbled and fell. Freda, who was holding his hand, was pulled down as well. Bob was unhurt, but Freda was not so fortunate. She had surgery in Ardmore, then came to Mercy Hospital in Ada for a week of rehabilitation. She is managing at home with assistance from home health and meals on wheels.  Although she is doing well, she must wait six weeks for the hip to become strong enough for weight bearing.

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