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Baker, McDermott-Penco carry cross from Alva to Devine Water Well


Allyson McDermott Penco and James Baker drag a cross along U.S. Highway 64 east of Alva.

This writer came across a man and woman dragging a crucifixion-type cross east on U. S. Highway 64 Tuesday morning. Thinking there might be an interesting story for our newspaper readers, I pulled to the side of the road and asked if I could talk to them. At that very moment, I recognized the woman, Alyson McDermott-Penco, a local Alva resident.

She introduced James Baker of Waukomis, who has been dragging crosses as a symbol for the past five years. She explained, "When I heard of him dragging the cross from Enid to Alva several years ago, I wanted to join in. I was very inspired as to how...

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