Area News

City of Davis to start $16 million waste water treatment project

By Alisha Thompson A jam packed agenda including the 2021-22 budget, code enforcement and the new waste water treatment plant was tackled in two hours at Monday night’s 2 hour meeting. All Davis councilmen voted to start the process on a new $16 million waste water treatment plant Monday night. This okay from the council…

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Chickasaw Country Announces new art exhibits in Davis, Sulphur

As part of Chickasaw Country’s reoccurring art exhibit rotation, tourism center locations in south-central Oklahoma will put First American artists’ works on display from July 1 – October 31, 2021. The featured artists will be Kristin Gentry and Eva L. Cantrell. Discover the works of Choctaw artist Kristin Gentry at the Chickasaw Visitor Center in…

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Business Spotlight – Arbuckle Home Health

Arbuckle Home Health is the only locally owned and locally clinician owned home health agency in a large area in south central Oklahoma and Christy McCaskill Babb is very proud of the company she and business partner Julie Darras, a physical therapist, started in 2013. “We are just now hitting our stride,” Babb said. “We…

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Baptism by fire welcomes new chief, Dusty Parsons

By Alisha Thompson Imagine starting your first week as Davis’s first ever paid Fire Chief with one of the biggest commercial/residential fires in the history of Davis . . . Well, Davis Fire Chief Dusty Parsons did just that and won the praise of someone he’s admired for quite sometime, Sulphur’s Fire Chief, Pete Haines.…

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Flash flood at Turner Falls

An unexpected flash flood at Turner Falls Park on June 6 ended in a rescue mission. Because water levels rose so quickly, 36 guests were stranded an unable to cross Honey Creek safely. Turner Falls Park Operations Manager Thomas Miller said, “Due to the quick actions of the Davis Police Department, Davis Fire Department (including…

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Chickasaw Country exhibit features First American women artists

Exhibit C Gallery, Oklahoma City’s premier First American art gallery, is welcoming three First American artists for a new exhibit beginning this July. “Women Warriors” will showcase the work of Shelby Rowe, Kindra Swafford and Karin Walkingstick. Three women artists whose diverse artistic skills span from beading to watercolor painting to pottery. “This exhibit will feature pieces by…

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Collision on East Main Street results in felony drug charge

A Hennepin man was hospitalized after allegedly driving under the influence and causing a traffic accident on May 18. His actions put him in front of the Murray County District Court judge where he was charged with felony, DUI of intoxicants; and misdemeanor charges of causing an accident without a valid driver’s license, possession of…

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4-H Roundup to hold centennial

By Trisha Gedon With the 100th State 4-H Roundup quickly approaching, it’s a great time to dust off scrapbooks and scroll through smartphone files for photos of fond memories – and possibly win a cash prize for your county 4-H Youth Development program at the same time. “We want photos from anyone who has a…

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Murray State College welcomes new mascot

Murray State College introduced its newest addition during this month’s commencement ceremony, and it’s not a new building or an expanded degree program.  This addition is of the canine variety and her name is Aggie. After Murray State College President Joy McDaniel expressed the belief that a mascot would bring fun and excitement to campus…

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