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One Pharmacist’s View

People that don’t regularly read this column may not realize that the famous movie star, Cheeta is dead. His best friend and caregiver hauled this 140-pound dead Chimp around on a cart so the other primates he lived with could say goodbye. Cheeta spent his last years at a roadside celebrity zoo near Tarpon Springs, Florida. Cheeta was later cremated, and his remains placed in an attractive burial box for his funeral. Over 60 people attended the old Tarzan movie chimps’ funeral. Cheeta was 80 years old.

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Area Residents Anxious For Rodeo’s Return

Seventeen seasons ago in the PRCA, a southeastern Oklahoma cowboy utilized a big payday at the Xtreme Bulls event in Oklahoma City to catapult him to a National Finals Rodeo qualification.

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East Central holds graduation ceremony

Master’s degrees were granted to 116 candidates as East Central University conducted its 2022 Spring Commencement Ceremonies on Saturday, May 7. The master’s degree candidates were celebrated at 2 p.m. in the Kerr Activities Center.

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WELCOMES NEW COALGATE CITY MANAGER AND BOARD MEMBER — The Coal County Chamber of Commerce held a meet and greet at their March 31 meeting for Coalgate City Manager Johnny Jump. Jump took the reins of city manager on March 1 and became a Chamber member at the March 31 meeting. The Chamber also welcomed Jimmy Lamoureux as the newest member of the Board. A former Texan, Jimmy and his wife, Kim, have made their home in Coalgate for the past several months. From left – Trent Bourland, Vice Chairman; Johnny Sandmann, President; Johnny Jump; Betty Keilty, Chairman; Jimmy Lamoureux, Board member.

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Coal County Sheriff’s Report

Coalgate woman arrested for driving under the influence of drugs

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RETIREMENT TIME! A retirement assembly was held Monday, May 16, at the Coalgate School cafeteria for seven people who have served the school, thousands of students and the community for a combined total of 175-1/2 years! From left – Larry Lee, custodian, 15- 1/2 years; Phillip Lee, maintenance, 24 years; Pennie Shipley, 3 grade teacher, 11 years; Linda Strunk, high school math teacher, 52 years (she received a standing ovation); Tammy Hedgecock, bus driver, 21 years; Lisa Girten, 1 grade teacher, 20 years; Deloris Hedgecock, paraprofessional, 32 years. Congratulations and best wishes to each retiree. You will be missed.

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City of Tupelo Police Report

Illinois man facing Coal County charges

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