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February 6, 2013

Blog: Ninnekah Heritage Day celebrates small town pride

CHICKASHA — It takes a little perception to see what is special about small towns.

Few have large monuments that are known landmarks. No brochures in the gas stations fervently declaring that you absolutely must see the final resting place of a famous author or cultural hero.

But you might find a buried outlaw or two.

I recently had the pleasure of learning more about Ninnekah's small town history from the Ninnekah Historical Society's president, Shelby Ross. Her enthusiasm was infectious, and the more I learned about Ninnekah's past, the more interested I became.

The historical society is planning a Heritage Day celebration on Feb. 15, at 5:30 in the Ninnekah School Cafeteria. I would like to commend Ninnekah and the historical society for appreciating what is interesting about their past and bringing it to the full attention of the present. It takes a spirited community to pull this off and I wish Ninnekah all the best in their endeavor.

On the surface, Grady County is a cluster of small, mostly rural towns. Red dirt and "historical downtown" Main Streets, linked by gas stations and county roads. It's easy to say that there is nothing to do here, nothing to be seen.

Astronomer, Dr. Car Sagan said, "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." The universe starts at home, folks.

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