Newton working to stop closure of Ft. Supply

Sen. Murdock, Rep. Newton call on governor to delay closing of William S. Key Correctional Center Saying too many questions remain unanswered, Sen. Casey Murdock, R-Felt, and Rep. Carl Newton, R-Cherokee, are calling on Gov. Kevin Stitt to delay closing the William S. Key Correctional Center until it can be determined exactly how much shuttering…

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Aline-Cleo BOE holds final meeting of fiscal year 2020-2021

Members of the Aline-Cleo School Board met June 30 to discuss matters of the school and close out the 2020-21 school year financial accounts. After calling the meeting to order and approving the minutes of the June 2 meeting, members elected to convene into Executive Session to interview and/or discuss employment, renewal nonrenewal, appointment, promotion,…

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Cherokee Roundup Club holds four days worth of playdays recently

Cherokee Roundup Club hosted four days worth of playdays with two coming in June and two in July. The results are as follows: June 26 6 & Under • Stick Horse: Hayes Cudmore, first; Krese Blanton, second; Turner Allison, third; Brynley Roadenbaugh, fourth; Hardy Toews, fifth. • Goat Tie: Hayes Cudmore, first; Krese Blanton, second;…

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Bicycle safety tips offered

This is a busy time of year for children and adults as they are going to and from summer activities. Here are a few tips to remain safe while cycling: • Wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet. Protect your brain, save your life. • Adjust your bicycle to fit. Stand over your bicycle. There should…

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UCO announces honor roll

The University of Central Oklahoma recently announced the students named to the university’s honor rolls, a distinction given to those who achieve the highest academic standards. For the spring 2021 semester, 1,479 students were named to the President’s Honor Roll, an honor achieved by those who recorded a “straight-A” or 4.0 GPA. Jacey Jantzen, Cherokee,…

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BHS student attends camp

Around 75 campers across Oklahoma recently graduated from the SAGE STEAM Camp held at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. The Southwest Alliance for Girls’ Enrichment (SAGE) in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts/Humanities, and Mathematics (STEAM) Camp was a weeklong, residential summer camp hosted on SWOSU’s campus for girls who are entering the eighth and…

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Students compete

Alec Tidwell, left, and Lucas Heim, right, both received superior ratings (I) on their piano solos at the Seiling Music Festival. Tidwell also received a superior rating at Tri-State. Both are students of Nita Cox.

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Local publishes book

BY MARGARET GOSS CARMEN CORRESPONDENT Carmen resident Scott Nolting has published his second book, “Dinky the Dinosaur” which tells of Dinky’s adventure in finding his place in Jurassic World. The book is available from Amazon, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes. He also wrote “Farmer Frank’s Friendly Farm”, a colorful children’s book. Here and…

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Area schools announce free and reduced price meals for children

Area schools announced their policies for free or reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program and the After-School Snack program. Local school officials have adopted the household size and income criteria for determining eligibility. Children from households whose incomes are at or below the levels shown are…

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Area communities to host blood drive

Every summer has a story. Oklahoma Blood Institute is asking Oklahomans to make their summer story a lifesaving one by donating blood for local patients! Oklahoma Blood Institute is hosting blood drives and  individuals ages sixteen and up are urged to give blood. • July 28: Cleo Springs Community at the Bloodmobile from 4-7 p.m.…

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