The Soil Health Initiative (SHI) cost-share program will focus on the natural resource concerns of soil erosion caused by wind and water, unprotected soils and decreased infiltration, soil health degradation, erosion and compaction and water quality degradation due to excess nutrients and se…

Old friends came together with some new ones at the most recent Pauls Valley Opry show on Oct. 5.

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation recently awarded scholarships to six Garvin County high school graduates through the state’s largest independent scholarship program.

The Pauls Valley High School Students of the Month for October 2019 are Sebriana Cole, Cole Campbell, Macey Bonner, Robert Weilenman, Katlyn Davenport and Colt Jones.

Nine-year-old Kira Fergueson of Elmore City wears a new crown and has her sights set on more to come.

Sunday, Oct. 13 should be a busy day with a number of activities planned in the area.

The Oklahoma Department of Labor’s (“ODOL”) Wage and Hour Division awarded Oklahoma employees $839,909.02 in unpaid wages and benefits, plus an additional $88,400.51 in liquidated damages, for a total of $928,309.52, in fiscal year 2019, which is July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

It may be hard to believe, but we’re getting close to wrapping up 2019. And if you have a year-end to-do list, here’s one more item you might want to add: Lower your investment-related taxes.

Over the last several weeks we have reviewed a wide variety of issues relating to deeds. Perhaps it is best, then, to briefly summarize the key points covered:

A series of seminars to help farmers, ranchers and homeowners address some of the more commonly confronted pest issues is continuing this week.

An important contributor to improving the health of Oklahomans is providing opportunities to make healthier choices where people live, work, learn, play and pray.

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Legacy Event Center in Ardmore, Okla.

Jonathan Williams of Pauls Valley is being recognized in the 2019-20 Orange Book, an Oklahoma State University program that recognizes marketing and international business seniors who are academically outstanding, demonstrate service to their departments, university and/or community, or are …

Murray County OHCE (Oklahoma Home and Community Education) Clubs are preparing for the annual quilt show scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12 at the Murray County Expo Center.

Pauls Valley United Fund is planning a pulled pork dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at the county fairgrounds in PV.

The 4th annual Phil Henderson Memorial Bark in the Park Festival, along with Dock Dogs, continues throughout much of Saturday, Oct. 5 in Wacker Park.

It’s a fairly predictable pattern: When the stock market rises, more people invest, but after a large-scale drop, many of these same people head for the exits.

The Oklahoma Small Business Development Center (OKSBDC) celebrated 35 years of serving Oklahoma’s small businesses and entrepreneurs this past week with a program and open house held at the state office on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Noble Research Institute in Ardmore will host an Introduction to Land Stewardship workshop from 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Noble Research Institute Coffey Ranch, located at 16877 State Highway 32 in Marietta.

The annual Feeding Oklahoma Drive kicked off Oct. 1 with the goal of raising funds for the one in six Oklahomans living with food insecurity.

Award-winning entertainers teamed up with The Memory Makers Band for this month's show as the next one is just a week away.

The 4th annual Phil Henderson Memorial Bark in the Park Festival is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5 in Wacker Park.

The next Pauls Valley Kiwanis Club meeting is at noon Wednesday, Oct. 2 at The Vault Art Space and Gathering Place, 111 E. Paul.

This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

Dale Gates of Pauls Valley passed away October 13, 2019 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 69 years. Dale was born June 28, 1950 in Lindsay, Oklahoma to Ilona Gertrude (Martin) Gates and Bernard C. Gates. He and his first wife, Carolyn Faye Gates, were married almost 26 years before sh…

Jerry Bland of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma was born to Virgil Wesley and Martha Pauline (Leightner) Bland on December 8, 1946 in Lawton, Oklahoma and passed from this life on October 14, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma at the age of 72 years. Jerry grew up and attended school in Indiahoma. He then atten…

Kenneth Ronald Wood of Pauls Valley was born on July 21, 1942 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma to Glenn Leslie and Etta Aletha (Simpson) Wood. He passed from this life on October 9, 2019 in his home at the age of 77 years.

Lynn Roy Welcher of Katie, Oklahoma was born to Erba Lynn and Irene (Bost) Welcher on December 7, 1937 in Lindsay, Oklahoma and passed from this life on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at his home in Katie, Oklahoma at the age of 81 years.