Over two million vaccine doses given across State

Deputy Commissioner Keith Reed with the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) issued the following statement after the state reached over two million total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered: “This is another significant milestone for all Oklahomans, and we thank those who have stepped up and done their part to protect the lives and…

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Knight on the cutting edge of education

By Alisha Thompson Lucy Knight is not your typical science teacher. She could easily be classified as the Mrs. Frizzle of Davis Middle School. Her goal in the classroom is to facilitate your child in learning, make it fun along the way and don’t forget the life lessons. She wants each student to know that…

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DPD chases escaped convict through town

A high speed chase through Davis made for a sleepless night for many and the manhunt that crossed the Red River into Texas ended in a Walmart parking lot on March 31 for an escaped convict out of McAlester. Preston Whittington left the Jackie Brannon Correctional Facility in McAlester the evening of March 30. He…

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Wolves trounce Tish in twin bill

By Shane Bennett In its only action of the week, Davis pounded Tishomingo on both ends of a District double-header on March 30. The Wolves racked up 28 runs in just 11 innings at the plate to earn two more home wins. Davis 12, Tishomingo 1 In the first game Davis capitalized on Tishomingo mistakes…

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Ernest W. “Ernie” Collins

Ernest W. “Ernie” Collins, born in Sulphur, to N.V. and Mary Anderson Collins on February 15, 1937, and died on March 28, 2021. Collins graduated from Sulphur High School in 1955, after which, he married Delores Burright on Aug. 20, 1960, in Helena. He served our country in the U.S. Army, earning an Honorable Discharge,…

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Virginia Dare Murray-Smith

Virginia Dare Murray-Smith born June 27, 1932, in a train box car. She was born in Cleveland, Texas, where Dr. Leggett delivered her at home. Her birth certificate says she is legitimate. Whew! She entered into glory on Feb. 28, 2021, a resident at Burford Manor Nursing Home. A celebration to honor Virginia and A…

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Gerald Robert Riddle

Gerald Robert Riddle was born Jan. 31, 1936, in Davis to the late Bobbie B. and Geraldine (Strickland) Riddle. He died Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Denton, Texas, at the age of 85. Gerald married his wife of 64 years, Juanita M. “JR” Riddle on Aug. 25, 1956. Gerald grew up in Davis, graduating from…

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Barnett, Henley face off in school board election

Voters head to the polls on Tuesday, April 6 to decide if Neeley(Bell) Barnett or Lee Henley will fill the seat vacated by 10 year Davis School Board veteran Brent Gee. Barnett and Henley are friends, both wishing each other luck in the race, with an agreement that the person who doesn’t fill the vacant…

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Linville rings the bell as Davis Elementary Teacher of the Year

By Alisha Thompson It’s 2021 and Kim Linville, Davis Elementary third grade teacher, is ending her 21st year of teaching being given the title of Davis Elementary Teacher of the Year. In the elementary, there’s a bell mounted on the wall near the front door. Students get the honor of ringing the bell when they…

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George Melvin Lee

George Melvin Lee was born on Feb. 7, 1940, in a family residence around the Point Area of Arbuckle Lake in Sulphur. He passed away at his home on Friday, March 26, 2021. George was one of eight children that grew up in the Chigley area northwest of Sulphur with his large agricultural family. He…

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