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.Ruth Ann Johnson, 73, left, who served 50 years as Cushingâs librarian, says the Payne County community of 8,000 will welcome President Barack Obama on Thursday on his first visit to Oklahoma after being elected in 2008. Johnson talks with Rodger Floyd on Tuesday in front of his funeral home business in downtown Cushing. Floyd put a welcoming greeting for the president on his business marquee Tuesday morning.