The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

June 7, 2014

Chisholm Trail Museum brings back fond memories with its TG&Y memorabilia

ENID, Okla. — Thumbs up to Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher for bringing back memories about longtime Oklahoma retailer TG&Y.

The museum has an exhibit of TG&Y memorabilia on display until Aug. 2, and it will host a reunion of former company employees on Saturday.

A lot of older Oklahomans have fond memories of TG&Y. We’re sure the reunion will be a popular event.

THUMBS UP

Thumbs up to Mary Ann Nall.

She was recognized recently by the state of Oklahoma with an Award of Excellence in Direct Support Services. She also received the distinguished Best of the Best award.

She was honored for her devotion to 38-year-old Danielle Ioeger. Nall met Ioeger more than two decades ago at Enid State School, now Northern Oklahoma Resource Center of Enid.

When the state decided to move Ioeger out of NORCE about seven years ago, Nall decided to retire so she could continue to provide care for her.

That kind of action deserves our praise.

THUMBS UP

Adult education in Enid said goodbye to a longtime friend recently when Clayton Nolen retired.

He had overseen adult education services at Carver Educational Center for 36 years before retiring.

In all, he had worked for Enid Public Schools for 42 years in a variety of positions.

We wish him well in his retirement.

THUMBS DOWN

Thumbs down to a bad decision by a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services review board.

The board ruled that there is no legal reason for Medicare to automatically deny sex reassignment surgeries.

Under the ruling, Medicare now must consider such cases on an individual basis.

We believe funds used by the national health program for the elderly and disabled should be spent on more pressing medical needs.

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