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Marshallese Islanders: Contributing to Life in Enid

Pastor Alfred Alfred stands with a Marshallese woman during the United Church of Christ Sunday service on April 2, where men and women approach the two with taped dollar bills to place around their necks. The tradition is symbolic for Alfred's reputation within the community.

Bryce McElhaney

May 18, 2017

Cars park along E Cherokee St. outside the Marshallese United Church of Christ in Enid before the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Children are playing in front of the white building as three bells ring to signify the service has begun. Inside, dozens of metal folding chairs are lined up behind pews, which...

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