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OKLAHOMA CITY — She eyed the dusty ground as helping hands lifted her onto the saddle, placed her feet in the oversized stirrups and guided her fingers to their place on the reins. She smiled nervously as she felt the horse’s weight shift impatiently.

“I’m ready,” she said.

Five-year-old Madi Current, of Edmond, rode a horse named Midas for the first time Oct. 17 at Gerry Shepherd’s Covey Creek Cattle Company in South Oklahoma City as part of the 4th Annual Oklahoma National Guard Adjutant General’s Horseback Heroes.

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Charles Frederick "Freddie" Marks, Sr., died Oct. 12, 2019. Born Aug. 29, 1929, and raised in Edmond, Okla., he was the middle child of five and the third of four boys born to Mary Alice McCaulley Marks and Luther W. Marks II. Freddie's early life as part of a third-generation family active …

Dana Leon Stilwell, age 71, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Oct. 10, 2019. He was born Jan. 25, 1948, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Dana proudly served in the Navy. He is survived by his wife, Robin Stilwell. Arrangements by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory. For condolences and full obit see ww…