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A cluster of severe thunderstorms rolled through the Pontotoc County area Saturday morning, May. 18. The storms brough heavy downpours, a tornado warning, and several reports of downed power lines.

Seven Ada High School students will be able to continue their education in aviation, with the help of the newly created Ada Schools Aviation Program Foundation.

Oklahoma News

Multiple rounds of storms Monday dropped tornadoes and heavy rain into western and north central Oklahoma. The towns of Mangum and Perry took the brunt of damaging winds. There were multiple reports of damage to homes and property in Perry. One resident told the News Press a roof was ripped off of a home between Perry and Lucien.

Gov. Kevin Stitt appeared on the GOP Fish Fry stage last year, promising if he won the bid for Governor, he would return to the Fish Fry as a keynote speaker.

He fulfilled that promise on Saturday, May 18 when he headlined the 15th annual GOP Fish Fry, the largest Republican fundraising event for the state of Oklahoma. 

National News

BOSTON – Popular legislation to ban tackle football in Massachusetts for kids through seventh grade has stirred vigorous opposition from youth league players, coaches and parents.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Compelling coverage of a natural gas disaster that affected thousands of people in Massachusetts, the waste of tax dollars by antiquated townships in Indiana, and the dismissal of an admired college coach for misconduct in a small Iowa town highlighted distinguished journalism in the annual Best of CNHI contest for work in 2018.

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ADA [ndash] Services for Eric Ray Carmichael, 44, of Ada will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Trinity Baptist Church. John Stevenson, Dane Robinson and Karl Burkhardt will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today …

UNION VALLEY [ndash] Graveside services for Charles Floyd Wellington, 86, of Union Valley will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Non Cemetery. The Rev. Randall Christy will officiate. The family will receive relatives and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Criswell Funeral Home. Mr. Wellington died …

BYARS [ndash] Services for Archie Lee Gregory Jr., 54, of Byars will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. Mr. Gregory died Friday, May 10, 2019, at a local hospital. He was born July 19, 1964, in Ada to Archie Lee Sr. and Sharon Le…