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Our people: Sharing the word

 

October 13, 2019

David Grieder

Between splitting pistachios and a few asides to share local history and arrowhead specimens from the Roosevelt County land his family has kept since the 1940s, Stokes told The News on Friday of his time in prison, coming to grips with the past and subsequent bible study efforts with local jail inmates.

Jerry Stokes said he doesn't want publicity, but he approached The News last month to share his story during the last day of a murder trial for a man he'd assisted in baptizing early this year through a jail bible study program. Stokes, who turned...



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