Jo Elaine Sproule, 68

Born December 29, 1950

Died August 20, 2019

Georgia Belle Waggoner, 85

Born October 3, 1933

Died August 19, 2019

John W. Shiew, 75

Born September 19, 1943

Died August 18, 2019


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Thursday, August 1, 2019, 7:59 AM

Matilda is the perfect role model for children who love the written word, and she’s a reminder that being well-read is a powerful tool. Matilda’s one safe haven is the library, a place where she can devour as many stories as she wants until it is time to go back to her literary-devoid home life. Books are her escape. Knowledge is her escape.

Matilda is a reminder that children have power to control their own educations, and reading is a big part of that. For Matilda, reading opened up doors she doesn’t even know exists.

As part of its presentation of Matilda, The Muskogee Little Theater is hosting a children’s book drive. When you go to see the show, bring a gently-used children’s book to donate. After the run of the show, the theater intends to donate the books to the Martin Luther King Center’s after-school program.