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Ardmore Worker Celebrated for her Perseverance

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ARDMORE,OK--Shirley Stephenson is more than just an employee for the Greater Southwest Museum in Ardmore--she's now a state champion.

Residents gathered at the museum on Thursday to honor Stephenson for her years in the workforce.

The non-profit group Experience Works helped Stephenson get a job at the museum after heart problems forced her to quit her job at the Tishamingo School Cafeteria.

The award, called the State Champion Award, recognizes older adults who continue working.

Stephenson talked about her reaction when they told her she had won the award.

"I was shocked, I was surprised. I really was. To pick me over, you know, quite a few more people, I was really surprised, but I was happy also," she said.

Representative Tom Cole presented the award to Stephenson at the ceremony.

Luke Small, KTEN News