The Pauls Valley Junior High Students of the Month for August 2020 are 7th-graders Gracy Manning and Isaac Green, 8th-graders Keylee Patchell and Brycen Green and 9th-graders Aatma Patel and Brett Alfred. 

Officers of the Paoli FFA chapter participated in the 2020 Oklahoma FFA Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference on Sept. 8 at the Embassy Suites in Norman.


When the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton officially opened on Sept. 23, 1995 it was the first facility in the nation dedicated to the history and culture of Route 66 – the most famous historic highway in the world.

Some of the greatest victories are being prepared and fought for in some of the greatest battles that we cannot see. Within the supernatural and heavenly realms, FAITH is at work.

The next two weeks are some of my favorite during the entire year, as I am able to enjoy and then share a story, and not just any one story, but the hundreds, safe to say, thousands that will emerge and then synergize into and then out of STORY: The World’s Premiere Virtual Conference For Cr…

Noble Research Institute in Ardmore will host an online learning event, Establishing a Pecan Orchard, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.

Feed the Children, a leading nonprofit focused on alleviating childhood hunger by distributing food, daily essentials and resources for teachers and students, has taken its Teacher Store on the road to deliver supplies to 10 cities in 24 hours.

A handful of Garvin County area students are among the group completing their college degrees over the summer at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

Each year, on the first Sunday after Labor Day, we observe National Grandparents Day. Although it’s not as widely recognized as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, if you’re a grandparent, you probably want to do whatever you can to help your grandchildren on their journeys through life. So, you m…

Now that the national conventions are over, it is time for the Republicans to comment on the number of Hollywood celebrities who spoke and performed at the Democratic Convention.

There are many misunderstandings regarding estate planning that cause confusion. This confusion often results in unnecessary actions, worry or fear that create problems rather than resolving them.

A six-week series of dog obedience classes are scheduled to get started Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Pauls Valley's dog park in Wacker Park.

Asking for help isn't easy but helping can be. During Hunger Action Month, join the Oklahoma Food Banks, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in taking action to battle hunger.

t e d S. t a l k s: During this period when education is being reconfigured – reimagined, there is a sad touch of irony in that the person who came to exemplify this journey, Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D., recently passed away.

This weekend is the time for a special kind of celebration for members of the Pauls Valley High School graduating class of 1955.

In 1894, America celebrated the very first Labor Day. This holiday always conjures in my mind lots of family barbecues and cookouts, a day off from work, and the beginning of dove season.

This Week's Circulars


Virginia Piepke of Pauls Valley passed away September 23, 2020 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 98 years.

Bob Meaders Jones, 78, lost a three-year battle with ALS on September 26, 2020. Until the end, he remained as upbeat as possible, and insisted on making an attempt to laugh in the face of death with his faith in place and God on his side.

Regina Ann Kanaugh of Elmore City passed away September 23, 2020 in Purcell, Oklahoma at the age of 59 years.

Robert Brett Tolbert of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma was born to Robert Leon Tolbert and Joyce (Brumfield) Tolbert on November 29, 1959 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma and passed from this life on September 21, 2020 at the age of 60 years.