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Social Security and You

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I give lots of talks about Social Security. I’ve given thousands of them over the past 45 years. And at almost every one of those presentations, inevitably, somebody in the crowd will get up and make a statement that begins with these words: “I’ll tell you what’s wrong with Social Security!” And then they will go off on some rant, spouting lies or half-truths. Lots of times, it’s something they’ve been telling themselves for years. Or more recently, it’s some gar-bage they picked up on the internet.
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Pickens Museum opens exhibition

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To celebrate Black His-tory Month and to honor the memory of Dr. S. J. Pickens, Pickens Museum opens a new exhibition on February 16 in the atrium of City Central at 400 E Central in Ponca City titled “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” which includes eight serigraphs by Faith Ringgold that depict major events in the Civil Rights Movement including “Freedom Summer” in Mississippi in 1964. The exhibition will be on display during Feruary, 2020. There is no admission charge. “This is a opportunity for citizens of Ponca City to view art that are superlative accompaniments to Dr. King’s stirring text,” says Hugh Pickens, Executive Director of Pickens Museum. “The subjects and scenes that fill Ring-gold’s compositions are inspired by the American experience. The themes are universal: inequality and the struggle for its eradication that should inspire us all.”
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DeBartolo pardoned

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal who built one of the most successful NFL teams in the game’s history.
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Association plans for new season

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he Oklahoma Youth TRanch Rodeo Association is getting ready for their second season. This non-profit organization in Ponca City was founded on the philosophy that the preservation of the working ranch is of the utmost importance for the youth of our country. The mission of the OYRRA is to lead, educate and mold the future leaders of our country through Christian principles and the heritage of American cattleman in the sport of rodeo. Hard work, diligence and integrity is modeled to contestants and rewarded in them.