When President Obama took credit for improving the U.S. economy through policy after it was decimated by the collapse in the waning months of George W. Bush's presidency, Republicans shouted him down. Presidents, everyone said, have little bearing on the direction of the economy, and even less of an effect on the stock market.

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ADA [ndash] Services for Sharon Marie Sherrell, 75, of Ada are at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Reno Dye will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Ms. Sherrell passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019, at her home.

ADA [ndash] Melvin Dale Haworth, 85, of Ada went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Sunday, May 19, 2019, following a brief illness. A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Ada, with the Rev. Jerry Wells will officiate. Burial …