Scott hunts on Walters’ grandfather’s land, always offering to help with cattle as repayment.
“It really hits home when you do care for someone that’s so sick that you’re so close to, that had a hand in helping you grow up to be what you are,” Walters said.
People are hurting for the Hines family, but they’re doing what people in small towns often do.
Meals for the family have been delivered. A prayer vigil was recently held at the school’s baseball and softball fields. About 150 cars packed the parking lots. People in town said at least 500 people were there, a total nearly matching Fort Cobb’s population of 617 people.
A golf scramble is set for Sept. 12 and a GoFundMe page has been set up, all to benefit Scott’s family.
“We’re all family, we all know each other, and we all fight for each other and we all look out for each other,” said Biddy, the elementary and middle school principal who’s worked with Scott for more than two decades.
“It’s been tough, especially when he’s been up there by himself. You can’t go see him or talk to him. It’s been rough.”