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John Clanton Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:24 pm •  Published: August 3, 2009
MAE ROE / 50 / 50TH / WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: Mae, left, and Wes Roe renew their vows for each other at their fiftieth wedding anniversary party at Church of Christ in Edmond, Okla. Saturday, June 28, 2009.  The Roes were married fifty years ago on July 4 which is also both of their birthdays.  Photo by Ashley McKee, The Oklahoman   ORG XMIT: KOD
MAE ROE / 50 / 50TH / WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: Mae, left, and Wes Roe renew their vows for each other at their fiftieth wedding anniversary party at Church of Christ in Edmond, Okla. Saturday, June 28, 2009. The Roes were married fifty years ago on July 4 which is also both of their birthdays. Photo by Ashley McKee, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

Ashley McKee finished up her summer internship at The Oklahoman and headed for home last Friday. Ashley, who came to Oklahoma for the first time this summer, lives in Montana. She did a great job working in the photo department this summer.

Ashley had a chance to cover a variety of assignments. She went to the International Finals Youth Rodeo, her first wheat harvest, the Red Earth Festival and the Woody Guthrie Festival just to name a few. Ashley’s enthusiasm for photojournalism was contagious. Thanks for your hard work, Ashley. And good luck with your career.

Here are a few of the highlights from her short, eight week stay with us.

IFYR: Stetson Cravens of Eufaula, Okla. falls to the ground after being dragged by a bucking bronc during the bareback bronc at the International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee, Okla. Thursday, July 16, 2009.  Photo by Ashley McKee, The Oklahoman   ORG XMIT: KOD
IFYR: Stetson Cravens of Eufaula, Okla. falls to the ground after being dragged by a bucking bronc during the bareback bronc at the International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee, Okla. Thursday, July 16, 2009. Photo by Ashley McKee, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
ALLIE ELIZABETH CROOM / DROWN: Joseph Marcotte, left, and his wife Bernice Marcotte, who is the great-grandmother of Allie Croom, watch Croom's funeral service through a window at the Hibb's Funeral Home in Choctaw, Oklahoma June 23, 2009. Croom's death is under investigation and her mom's boyfriend is accused of drowning her last Thursday.  Photo by Ashley McKee, The Oklahoman   ORG XMIT: KOD
ALLIE ELIZABETH CROOM / DROWN: Joseph Marcotte, left, and his wife Bernice Marcotte, who is the great-grandmother of Allie Croom, watch Croom's funeral service through a window at the Hibb's Funeral Home in Choctaw, Oklahoma June 23, 2009. Croom's death is under investigation and her mom's boyfriend is accused of drowning her last Thursday. Photo by Ashley McKee, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
DEAF / PARTIALLY BLIND: Robert Girard signs for his interpreter in his home in Oklahoma City Monday, June 29, 2009.  Photo by Ashley McKee, The Oklahoman   ORG XMIT: KOD
DEAF / PARTIALLY BLIND: Robert Girard signs for his interpreter in his home in Oklahoma City Monday, June 29, 2009. Photo by Ashley McKee, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
COYOTE UGLY SALOON / BAR: Maria Hurdle, a Coyote girl, gets excited while serving drinks during the opening of Coyote Ugly in Oklahoma City Wednesday, June 24, 2009.  Photo by Ashley McKee, The Oklahoman   ORG XMIT: KOD
COYOTE UGLY SALOON / BAR: Maria Hurdle, a Coyote girl, gets excited while serving drinks during the opening of Coyote Ugly in Oklahoma City Wednesday, June 24, 2009. Photo by Ashley McKee, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
DOG: Bones howls in his cage at the Stillwater Humane Society in Stillwater, Okla. Wednesday, July 8, 2009.  Photo by Ashley McKee, The Oklahoman   ORG XMIT: KOD
DOG: Bones howls in his cage at the Stillwater Humane Society in Stillwater, Okla. Wednesday, July 8, 2009. Photo by Ashley McKee, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

-John Clanton