Quick thinking saves swimmers’ lives at unforgettable picnic

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist “There was an air of excitement in the group for we had planned a big picnic for several weeks,” said Lucille Matlock. “We departed for a far-off destination, Cottonwood Grove, about 10 miles west of Melrose. We all felt a great adventure was in store for us that day. If […]

Pergeson, Charlotte

Charlotte Fern Pergeson, 64, of Prairie Grove, Ark., died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at her residence. She was born Jan. 6, 1941, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to David Woodrow and Marguerite Fern Hadley Welch. She was a member of the Nazarene Church in Tatum where she served as treasurer. She was also a member of […]

Samples, Ettie

Ettie Melinda Samples, 92, of Grove, Okla., and formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at Grand Lake Villa, Grove, Okla. She was born April 5, 1913, in Atoka, Okla. to John Solomon Kilmer and Belle (Smith) Kilmer. She married Alfred William Samples on Oct. 31, 1930 at Santa Rosa. She was a homemaker […]