Rinehart participates in music festival

ADA — Thurman Rinehart, Ada, recently participated in the 31st National Old Time Country and Bluegrass Music Festival in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

In recognition of his participation, the National Traditional Country Music Association thanked Rinehart for his “unlimited energy, talent, devotion, dedication and help in preserving and performing ‘authentic’ country-bluegrass-folk music as it has been known through the years.”

Rinehart was also thanked for his contributions to Pioneer Music Museum, America’s Old Time Fiddler’s Hall of Fame and America’s Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame.

Taylor graduates with doctor of pharmacy degree

Stephanie Renee Taylor recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, receiving her doctor of pharmacy degree.

She is the daughter of Ron and Mary Ann Taylor, Ada, and the granddaughter of Esther Taylor Colby, Madill, and the late Choice A. Taylor, and Don Ayers, Kingston, and the late Maxine Ayers.

Taylor graduated from Ada High School in 1999 and attended East Central University from August 1999 to December 2002, transferring to SWOSU in January 2003. She is a member of Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and Rho Chi Honor Society. Taylor is employed with the Chickasaw Nation at Carl Albert Indian Health Facility in Ada.

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