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Residents and businesses of Cushing are preparing for the arrival of President Barack Obama this week. The president will make a brief stop at a TransCanada Corp. pipe yard northwest of town, as part of a four-state tour to promote the administration's energy  policy.  Ruth Ann Johnson, 73, left, who served 50 years as the town's librarian, said  the Payne County community of 8,000 will welcome President Obama on his first visit to Oklahoma after being elected in 2008.  Johnson talks with Rodger Floyd in front of his funeral home business in downtown Cushing on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Floyd put a welcoming greeting for the president on his business  marquee Tuesday morning. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman