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It’s 8 a.m. Saturday at Faith Christian Family Church, 3401 N Norris St., for students in kindergarten through 12th grade
There are stipulations. Call 762 – 7751 for more info.
The state Rural Bookmobile is stopping in Roosevelt County Thursday.
It offers books for loan without registration or late fees.
• 9-10 a.m. Pep Post Office.
• 10:30-11:30 a.m. Causey Post Office.
• 1-2 p.m. Elida City Hall.
Today in history
On this day in 1876, “Wild Bill” Hickok, one of the greatest gunfighters of the American West, is murdered in Deadwood, South Dakota.
Hickok was playing cards with his back to the saloon door.
A young gunslinger named Jack McCall walked into the saloon, approached Hickok from behind, and shot him in the back of the head.
Here’s the rest of the story:
Today — Sweating it out…mostly sunny. Highs 95 to 100. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight — A breather…mostly clear. Lows in the 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.