Breaking a century-old tradition in the name of health and safety, the largest convention organization in the world has moved its annual in-person event to a virtual format for the second time in as many years, canceling nearly 6,000 conventions in 240 lands.

The Wichita Mountains Prevention Network (WMPN) has recently been awarded five grants for community-based prevention services with one for Garvin County.

Pauls Valley is set to be one of several sites in the state to host a summer employment skills camp for students with disabilities.

A handful from the Garvin County area were among the more 4,000 students awarded degrees this past spring at Oklahoma State University.

A handful of Mid-America Technology Center students, three from the Garvin County area, competed in and placed at the 2021 HOSA International Leadership Conference.

Small non-farm businesses in 19 Oklahoma counties are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West.

To help Oklahoma schools meet the needs of children in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is awarding grants to nearly 200 school districts across the state, including three in Garvin County, to hire school counselors and school-based mental …

The Pauls Valley High School Class of 1955 celebrated their 66th reunion with a gathering on June 26 in the fellowship hall of the Assembly of God Church in Wynnewood.

The 6th annual Pauls Valley Opry in the Park brought in the folks as the stars on the stage lit up holiday skies for a free outdoor concert on Saturday, July 3 at Wacker Park.

Mid-America Technology Center students joined students in Trade and Industrial Education CareerTech programs from across Oklahoma to compete ‘virtually’ in Leadership and Skills/Occupation related contests. 

The 2021 Practical Nursing class of Mid-America Technology Center held its graduation ceremony June 18 in the Health Careers Center.

There was a list of awards going to Pauls Valley High School students for the recently completed 2020-2021 school year.

Grace Farnan with First United Bank in Pauls Valley recently completed the Oklahoma Bankers Association 2021 Intermediate School at the Harris Event Center in Oklahoma City.

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Obituaries

Jack Swinney was born on December 29, 1929 in Chickasha, Okla., to Claude B. and Sarah Lucinda (Taylor) Swinney. He passed away on July 12, 2021 in Watonga, Okla., at the age of 91.

Jerry Ray Suggs, 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Chandler, Texas where he lived with his son, Jerry Suggs Jr., and his wife Susan. He was born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma on June 4, 1930 to James Edward and Hattie Suggs.

Caroline Angela Owens, 84, of Pauls Valley passed away July 4, 2021 in Oklahoma City. Caroline was born Oct. 3, 1936 in Savannah, Georgia to James Guy and Mildred Johannah Burke.

Jack Boucher, 71, was born February 14, 1950 and passed away July 5, 2021.

Anna Jean Park of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma was born on March 12, 1938 in Crawford, Oklahoma to Delbert and Mary Lucas. She peacefully passed away on July 2, 2021 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 83 years.