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Davis administration tells all you need to know for start of school

Davis Public Schools Superintendent and principals have given parents additional information to help clear up any confusion about the start of school, which is now just eight days away. Back to School News and Notes By Superintendent, Mark Moring One of the many challenges this year for our teachers is to prepare to teach in…

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Suspicious seeds sent from China arrive in Sooner State

By Brian Brus Oklahomans are being asked to go against their natural curiosity and green-thumb tendencies, setting aside mail deliveries of mystery seeds from China instead of planting them. The packages have turned up in several other states as well, including Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio and Washington, according to reports from those states’ departments of…

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Seth Coffey among new officers elected by Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association

Seth Coffey was elected a new South Central district director during the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association general business meeting on Saturday. Another Davis man, Bob Drake, was elected to serve as one of the representatives from the past president’s council. OCA President Mike Weeks presided as OCA members reviewed the committee recommendations and elected new officers.…

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Dollar General closes briefly as employee tests positive for virus

Davis Facebook sleuths didn’t take a temporary closure at a local business serious when it was reported the closure was for a broken air conditioner. Yes, the air conditioner was broken but the rumor of an employee with a positive COVID-19 test gained traction with reports of people going in and out of the store…

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Davis Public Library introduces the 2020 fall book discussion

Join the Davis Public Library for the Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma series entitled: “Private Investigations: Hard-boiled and Soft-Hearted Heroes” beginning Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. This series will introduce six different books accompanied by scholar presentations for people who love to read and discuss literature. The hard-boiled detective story is uniquely American. This series begins with Raymond…

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Local cadets graduate OHP academy

Three local cadets were among the 61 announced by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to graduate from its 66th Academy on July 16. Hunter White, Noe Martinez and Francisco Valdez will be joining troop F, which covers Murray and Garvin Counties. The Academy started with ninety-seven (97) cadets on Feb. 28. The cadets underwent 20 weeks…

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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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