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Davis School Board looks to fill seat after Hefley resigns

The Davis School Board met Monday night minus a board member. Blue Hefley resigned earlier this month and the School Board is accepting applications for anyone interested in filling the seat. Davis Public Schools Superintendent Mark Moring said that the School Board has 60 days to fill the vacated seat. Applications will be accepted until…

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Popkess graduates from Chamber Management Institute

The Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Executives (OCCE) honored 14 graduates of the organization’s Chamber Management Institute (CMI) at the 2021 Annual Conference and Awards, that was held at Bartlesville’s Hilton Garden Inn. Monica Popkess, Executive Director, Davis Chamber of Commerce and Anna Lawrence, Executive Director, Sulphur Chamber of Commerce were both among the 14 graduates…

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Book by Phipps wins Reader’s Favorite award

Davis author Oliver Phipps has had numerous best sellers over the years, including an Amazon #1 best seller; his most prominent work, The House on Cooper Lane: Based on a True Story. The popular Oklahoma writer was both excited and grateful to recently receive a major accolade for his newest book, Sane Grace. Reader’s Favorite,…

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Gail Jean Chandler

Gail Jean Chandler of Sulphur was born July 28, 1947, in Sulphur to Thurman and Helen Billings Baker. She died Nov. 3, 2021, in Davis at the age of 74 years, 3 months and 5 days. She was married to W. A. “Bud”  Chandler in Sulphur on Aug. 28, 1964. He preceded her in death Jan. 26, 2019.…

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Community rallies around Ross family after health scare at school

By Alisha Thompson Davis High School student Preston Ross remains at the Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, after a 30 minute seizure put him on a medical journey to find out why he is sick. Preston had the seizure at school on Oct. 27. From there, Preston went to Mercy Hospital in Ardmore…

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Sooner Rock Road stolen property seized out-of-state

Stolen property from a residence on Sooner Rock Road was found in Kansas after a quick thinking woman realized an electronic device was taken that would show its current location. With the help of the Kansas Highway Patrol, the suspect was apprehended. Murray County deputies were dispatched to a residence on Sooner Rock Road for…

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Festival of light adds train depot attraction

The Chickasha Festival of Light announced that there is a new sister attraction happening in December at the Rock Island Train Depot. The new attraction will be called “December at the Depot” and will occur every Friday and Saturday night, the first four weekends of December from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. The new event will…

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Trick or Treat, Turner Falls Halloween event this weekend

By Alisha Thompson Halloween festivities in Davis are Saturday. Are ghosts and goblins ready? Davis children can trick-or-treat from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. The Davis Pentecostal Holiness Church located at 201 South Second Street will host Trunk-or-Treat Saturday night and the First Baptist Church will host a Trunk-or-Treat located at 208 South Third…

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Flu shot and COVID vaccine safe for co-administration

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) encourages all Oklahomans to get the flu shot as soon as they are able this flu season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states COVID-19 vaccines may be administered without regard to timing of other vaccines, meaning the flu shot and COVID vaccine can be safely co-administered the same day. Previously, a waiting time of two weeks was suggested between administration of the COVID…

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Cole, Kind introduce Fairness for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries Act

Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) and Congressman Ron Kind (WI-03) today introduced the Fairness for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries Act. This bipartisan legislation would change an existing policy that requires Medicare beneficiaries at rural critical access hospitals (CAHs) to pay more in coinsurance than patients who receive the same care at larger acute care hospitals. “I am…

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