Davis Animal Shelter rep to meet with citizens

Questions about the Davis Animal Shelter surfaced on Facebook last week causing many to ask the question “how can I help?” Those wanting an answer to that question are invited to join the first meeting of the Friends of the Davis Animal Shelter Thursday night at 6 p.m. in the meeting room of Bad Boy…

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Davis hires new ag teacher, extends teacher pay raises

Davis Public Schools is set for a bounceback school year according to Superintendent Mark Moring. This past week, the School Board hired Branden Sapp to be it’s new ag teacher. Sapp has been the ag teacher at Shawnee and before that, was in Lindsay. Moring expects the hire to be the last one before school…

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Kutz appointed to Board of Regents

Springer resident Leslie (Larsen) Kutz has been appointed by Governor Kevin Stitt as a new member of the Murray State College Board of Regents. Kutz, who succeeds outgoing member Frank Johnson who served on the college’s governing board for 14 years, will serve a seven-year term ending in June 2028. A lifelong resident of Southern…

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Anthony “Tony” Bennett

Tony was born on Aug. 17, 1984, to Lisa Melton. He grew up in Davis, Okla., graduating from Davis High School in 2003. After high school he lived in Sulphur with his parents, Lisa and Jim Garrison. In recent years, Tony lived in Ardmore with his girlfriend, Toni Gothard. He worked for the United States…

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Cleta Fay Richardson

The daughter of the late Willie Cleo Shipley and Cledith Marie (Sistrunk) Shipley, Fay was born on Oct. 6, 1949, in Olton, Texas, and passed away on July 18, 2021, at the local hospital at the age of 71 years, 9 month, and 12 days. Fay grew up in Plainview, Texas, and graduated from Hale…

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Opal Mae Dudley

Opal Mae Dudley of Oklahoma City was born July 24, 1929, in Comanche, Okla., to Sherman Presley and Anna Katheryn (Davenport) Taylor. She died July 14, 2021, in Oklahoma City at the age of 91 years, 11 months and 20 days. She married D. E. Dudley in Weatherford on Feb. 15, 1946. He preceded her in death July 1, 2014.…

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McSwain Theatre returns to in-person entertainment

The historic McSwain Theatre is set to make a return to live performances for an in-person audience 7 p.m. July 17 with the McSwain Theatre Showcase featuring Jae L. and the Crossover Band. “It’s going to be an exciting night,” said Jae L. Stilwell, vocalist and McSwain Theatre general manager. “We’re just excited to get back…

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Deaf school votes to change its mascot

The Oklahoma School for the Deaf in Sulphur announced on Monday that it is changing its mascot from the Indians to the Bison. The school announced the change on its facebook page. “We are pleased to announce the new OSD mascot! The Oklahoma School for the Deaf BISON was approved by the DRS Commission earlier…

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House moves forward after historic session

By House Speaker Charles McCall Members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives have stayed busy following the most productive legislative session in recent memory by returning to their districts to work with constituents on what comes next. There is a lot of positive feedback on 2021’s truly comprehensive slate of legislative accomplishments from constituents here…

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Clara Imogene “Jean” McNett

Graveside services for Clara Imogene McNett were held Saturday, July 10, 2021, at the Green Hill Cemetery in Davis with Pastor Willard McCartney, Jr. officiating. Clara, better known by many as “Jean”, was born Nov. 3, 1931, in Pawhuska, Okla. to the late Rufus J. and Eldee (Post) McKinney. She died Tuesday, July 6, 2021,…

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