Whisper Denton, right, of Konawa was the recipient of both the Higginbotham Family Scholarship and the Richard A. Baumgartner Undergraduate Scholarship during East Central University’s 2019 Professional Programs in Human Services Awards and Recognition Event this past spring. Pictured with Denton is Holli Witherington, instructor in the department of professional programs in human services and director of the Brandon Whitten Institute for Addiction and Recovery.

Kirstyn Nicole Campbell, right, of Ada was the recipient of the Social Work Student of the Year Award during East Central University’s 2019 Professional Programs in Human Services Awards and Recognition Event this past spring. Pictured at left with Campbell is Shelley Bailey, instructor in the department of professional programs in human services.

Bishal Marasini, center, of Ada was the recipient of the Briles Scholarship from the physics department during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Marasini with the award were Dr. Bryhan Douglas (left) and Dr. Sanjiv Jha, professors of physics.

Michael Oliver, left, of Roff was the recipient of the Outstanding Graduating Senior Computer Science Major Award from the computer science department during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Oliver with the award is Mary Kay Tarver, assistant professor in the department of mathematics and computer science.

Ashley Keenan, left, of Ada was the recipient of the Outstanding Upper-Level Computer Science Major Award from the computer science department during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Keenan with the award is Mary Kay Tarver, assistant professor in the department of mathematics and computer science.

Samantha Perry, right, of Ada was the recipient of the Higginbotham Scholarship and the Harvey Price Scholarship from the biology department during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Perry with the award is Dr. Michael Bay, professor of biology.

Justin Harris, at the right, of Ada was the recipient of the Harvey Price Scholarship and the Ramsay Pre-Med Scholarship from the biology department during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Harris with the award is Dr. Michael Bay, professor of biology.

Members of the Pontotoc County Federation of Democratic Women donated a variety of hygiene supplies to Mama T’s of Ada. PCFDW collected items from the community in June. 

Clayton Henry, center, of Ada was the recipient of the 1950s Science Fund Scholarship from the physics department during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Henry with the award were Dr. Bryhan Douglas (left) and Dr. Sanjiv Jha, professors of physics.

Chaneka Lightbourne, right, of Ada was the recipient of the Harvey Price Scholarship from the biology department during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Lightbourne with the award is Dr. Michael Bay, professor of biology.

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Dylan Peet, left, of Ada was the recipient of the Higginbotham Family Computer Science Scholarship from the computer science department during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Peet with the award is Mary Kay Tarver, assistant professor in the department of mathematics and computer science.

Allysen Hawkins, at the right, of Ada was the recipient of the Briles Scholarship from the department of environmental health sciences during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Hawkins with the award is Eric Howard, instructor of environmental science.

Dylan Barber, right, of Stratford, was the recipient of the Shelby Bays Scholarship from the biology department and the Joann and Edward Smith Scholarship from the physics department during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Barber with the Shelby Bays Scholarship is Dr. Michael Bay, professor of biology.

Dario Butler, right, of Ada and a native of the Bahamas, was the recipient of the Chemistry Scholarship from the chemistry department during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Butler with the award is Dr. Daniel McInnes, professor of chemistry.

Cain Brinlee, center, of Allen was the recipient of the Dr. John Bulman Scholarship from the physics department during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Brinlee with the award were Dr. Bryhan Douglas (left) and Dr. Sanjiv Jha, professors of physics.

Kevann Burrows, center, of Ada and a native of the Bahamas, was the recipient of the Stringfield Scholarship from the physics department during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Burrows with the award were Dr. Bryhan Douglas (left) and Dr. Sanjiv Jha, professors of physics.

Dineh Bohan, right, of Ada and a Byng High School graduate, was the recipient of the Dr. James Danley Math Scholarship during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Bohan with the award was Dr. Mary Harper, chair of the department of mathematics and computer science.

Srijan Dhakal, left, of Ada, was the recipient of the Outstanding Upper-Level Computer Science Major Award from the computer science department during East Central University's College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Dhakal with the award is Mary Kay Tarver, assistant professor in the department of mathematics and computer scienc

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Ada fashion designer Collin Quinn Low timed the launch of his summer apparel line to coincide with Monday’s “soft launch” of his new Main Street store in Ada.

Abigail Fowler, at the right, was the recipient of the Dr. Benny and Rita Edwards Scholarship from the biology department during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Fowler with the award is Dr. Michael Bay, professor of biology.

Brady Pyle, right, of Sulphur and an incoming freshman, was the recipient of the Ozella Elizabeth Waner English Scholarship during East Central University’s department of English, and Languages banquet, held this past spring. Pictured with Pyle is Dr. Sarah Peters, associate professor and chair of the department of English and languages. 

Noah Deering, left, of Ada was the recipient of the Outstanding Graduating Senior Computer Science Major Award from the computer science department during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Deering with the award is Mary Kay Tarver, assistant professor in the department of mathematics and computer science.

Emily Ford, right, of Ada, and an incoming freshman, was the recipient of the Oscar L. Parker Spanish Scholarship at East Central University’s department of English and languages banquet, held this past spring. Pictured with Ford is Dr. Sarah Peters, associate professor and chair of the department of English and languages.

Pramila Acharya, right, of Ada was the recipient of the Harvey Price Scholarship from the biology department during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Acharya with the award is Dr. Michael Bay, professor of biology.

Kaibree Dunkerson, right, of Ada was the recipient of the Briles Mathematics Scholarship during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Dunkerson with the award was Dr. Mary Harper, chair of the department of mathematics and computer science.

Corey Drennen, left, of Ada was the recipient of the Outstanding Third Year Computer Science Major Award from the computer science department during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Drennen with the award is Mary Kay Tarver, assistant professor in the department of mathematics and computer science.

Amarah Eudovique, right, of Ada was the recipient of the CRC Outstanding Performance Award in Freshmen Chemistry from the chemistry department during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Eudovique with the award is Dr. Daniel McInnes, professor of chemistry.

Kohl Doner, right, of Konawa was the recipient of the Beck Scholarship from the department of environmental health sciences during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Doner with the award is Eric Howard, instructor of environmental science.

Roshan Dhakal, right, of Ada was the recipient of the Beck Scholarship from the department of environmental health sciences during East Central University’s College of Health and Science Awards Banquet this past spring. Presenting Dhakal with the award is Eric Howard, instructor of environmental science.

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ADA [ndash] A visitation for Viviane Hope Duncan will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Criswell Funeral Home. Viviane Hope, the infant daughter of Richard and Melissa Duncan, was born and died Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at a local hospital. Survivors include her parents, Richard and Melissa…