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September 20, 1989

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A woman who gave birth at the same time on the same date this year and last said Mercy Hospital will have to do without her next Sept. 16.

Dianne Overby of Oklahoma City gave birth both times at exactly 7:40 p.m. She even had the same labor and delivery nurse, Theresa Tobin.

Last year, Ms. Overby had a son. This year, it was a daughter.

Ms. Overby went into the hospital a few hours later this time, but the labor was quicker.

Ms. Tobin said it was a first for Mercy Hospital. Ms. Overby said it will be a last, at least for her.

″We will not be back at the same time next year,″ she said.


HOPE, Ind. (AP) - A 136-year-old, one-room schoolhouse is headed for a new life as a museum after it gathered dust on a farm for most of this century.

The Simmons School, adopted for refurbishment by residents, was hauled off Kenneth and Julia Bense’s property on Tuesday and placed between two modern schools.

Residents and businesses donated about $40,000 to turn the brick building into a museum, complete with an old-time classroom.

The school closed in 1906 and has been used for storage on the family farm ever since. The couple donated the school to the Flat Rock-Hawcreek School Corp. for fixing up.

″We want it as a part of our school site, as the focal point of the school complex,″ Superintendent Glen Keller said.

The 125-ton school was so wide it crossed both sides of a state highway, so traffic had to be diverted Tuesday to transport it by truck to its new home.

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