Mike Melton

Mike was born Sept. 20, 1961, and passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020. He was 58 years old. Mike lived in the Davis area most of his life. He graduated from Davis High School in 1979. He enjoyed hunting, playing shuffleboard and fighting chickens. Many people have described Mike as unique, one of a…

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First COVID-19 cases confirmed in Davis

It is now official. Davis saw its first two confirmed cases of COVID-19 according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The cases were first reported in the OSDH Situation Update on June 27 and remain active as of press time. As The Davis News continues to track Murray County and the four counties that…

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Applications for Oklahoma Business Relief Program open, deadline is July 10

Starting Monday, June 29, Oklahoma businesses will be able to apply for grant funds through the Oklahoma Business Relief Program (OBRP). Developed to help local businesses across the state overcome the economic challenges of COVID-19, OBRP offers vital funding for businesses that have suffered revenue loss due to the pandemic. “We are excited to kick-off…

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Davis Public Library to host special cultural presentation

The Southern Oklahoma Library System will be hosting a special cultural presentation with Dr. Rebecca Jacobs-Pollez. The presentation will take at the Davis Public Library on Thursday, July 9, at 2 p.m. and the Parker Memorial Library on Thursday, July 9, at 5 p.m. In January Dr. Jacobs-Pollez was honored to be selected to travel to…

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Davis residents named on OBU Honor Roll

Two Davis, Oklahoma, residents were named on Oklahoma Baptist University’s academic honor roll for the spring 2020 semester. The President’s Honor Roll included Jace Garrison, a health and physical education major. The Dean’s Honor Roll included Lydia Birkes, a graphic design major. The President’s Honor Roll recognizes students who achieved a semester grade point average…

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Davis Museum now open with new hours

The City of Davis has re-opened The Davis Museum on the heels of COVID-19 concerns in the county. The new open hours are going to be Tuesday through Friday 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum will be closed Sundays, Mondays and all legal holidays. The museum is housed in…

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Pathway receives new pastor

Pathway, a United Methodist Congregation, welcomes their new pastor, Robert Harrison and his wife Pam. Pastor Harrison’s first service will be Sunday. He will be sharing his basic Christian beliefs speaking about the Apostle’s Creed. Pastor Harrison said that he was happy to get the chance to move to this area because his daughter lives…

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Election is Tuesday

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the June 30 Primary and Special Elections. Those wishing to cast ballots should keep the following information and tips in mind as the election approaches. Early voting will be available at the Murray County Expo Center located at 3490 West Hwy. 7, Sulphur from 8.am. to 6…

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Structure fires strike Davis home, daycare

Two fires in three days kept the Davis Fire Department unusually busy. A house fire during the late night hours of June 10 is still under investigation. According to Davis Fire Chief Michael Deaton the Davis Fire Department was paged to a structure fire at 201 South 5th Street and arrived on scene at 10:36 pm. “A…

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School board hires new vocal teacher, discusses administrators’ duties

The Davis School Board met June 8 with all members present for the meeting. The bulk of the over two-hour meeting was spent in executive session discussing agenda items like hiring a vocal music teacher, discussion of extra duty appointments for the 2020-21 school, updated board policies and conduct ongoing and evaluation of the superintendent.…

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