Whitebead students ranging from the third up through the eighth grade all earned a spot on an awards list for the recent 2019-2020 school year cut short by the virus pandemic.

There won't be a Love PV Festival this summer because of the virus pandemic. Still, efforts are going strong to help local kids be ready for the start of another school year.

The sounds of an outdoor concert teamed up with a whole lot of holiday lights as a couple of Pauls Valley events highlighted a community celebration for July the Fourth this past weekend.

When the rains finally let up and the “Plume” departed our company in North Texas, one report said that in the DFW area we received some five inches of the wet stuff and another shared, that in Houston, one could not see the skyscrapers as the “airborne Sahara” dust was so thick, the heat fi…


A total of 25 students, many from the Garvin County area, recently became graduates of the practical nursing program at Mid-America Technology Center.

Often people blame God for tragedy and loss in their lives. When destruction hits, these events are often called “Acts of God.”

Mid-America Technology Center is saluting those students who completed their technical programs in 2020, received the “outstanding student” awards and those who achieved perfect attendance.

Do you want to learn more about soil health conservation and how it pertains to your operation? Would you like it even more if it you felt like it were a one-on-one sharing of information?

Holmes Murphy is continuing its tradition of being one of the nation’s largest employee-owned-and-controlled insurance brokerages by welcoming 17 new employee shareholders.

A total of 9,399 students were named to the 2020 spring semester honor rolls at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, including 5,240 students named to the President's Honor Roll for earning an A grade in all their courses.

If you read this column, then you know my goal is not to persuade to a particular belief but to merely inform with historical knowledge. Such is the case with many online comments I have read over the past few weeks.

Students from three grades at Pauls Valley High School had their year cut short by a pandemic, but the honor rolls are still there for the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year.


Longtime Pauls Valley internal medicine physician Dr. Steven Moore will be joining the Southern Plains Medical Group and begin to see patients at SPMG Valley Family Clinic beginning July 1.


Cecilia Harrison of Elmore City, a Mid-America Technology Center graphic design student and member of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), has been named one of the 2020 recipients of the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship.

Epic Charter Schools, in its first-ever virtual graduation ceremony to honor the graduating class of 2020, conferred diplomas on 3,805 students on June 6.


Two very local artists are joining forces to open their Garvin County studios to the public as part of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition statewide Art Crawl.

The University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond has announced the students named to the university’s honor rolls for the spring 2020 semester.

This Week's Circulars


Betty Sue Thomas, age 75, passed away in her home in Katie, Oklahoma with her husband and children present on July 4, 2020 after a long fight with Alzheimer disease. She was born October 24, 1944 in Massachusetts to JB and Flodell Jones. She met and married Lawrence Thomas December 20, 1962 …

L.C. Bingham Jr. died June 27, 2020 in Lexington, Oklahoma at the age of 95 years, 1 month and 8 days. Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2020 at Hillside Cemetery, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at www.wadleysfuner…

Ronald Ray Stalcup of Pauls Valley passed away June 26, 2020 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 71 years.

Iva Latricia Crawford of Elmore City, Oklahoma was born to John Clarence and Eileen (Workman) Mayberry on August 14, 1942 in Pascagoula, Mississippi and passed from this life on June 28, 2020 in Norman, Oklahoma at the age of 77 years.