The big 2020 election year will soon kick off with a presidential primary vote nationwide, while more local races in Garvin County are quick to follow.

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All the little details – like just how the letters should go – are now getting a look for an honor planned at a future Pauls Valley school still being constructed.

It didn't take long for a plea deal to come as a Maysville man facing multiple charges after a confrontation with law enforcement last month has now agreed to accept some time in prison.

Most just call it the spring livestock show as FFA and 4-H students from all over Garvin County, along with their animals, come together for one big gathering each year in Pauls Valley.

House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, has introduced a measure aimed at encouraging more doctors to practice in rural areas of the state.

A few tasty events, some already here and others on the way, are coming to different spots in Garvin County.

Lots of smiles and even a few whiffs of a brand new book to call their own – that's the response of some third grade students when receiving this gift from a Pauls Valley civic club.

Pauls Valley's second go-around with a skating rink featuring real ice appears to have a lot of positives not only locally but for some living in the surrounding region.

Local shows will soon lead up to the big one – the Garvin County Junior Livestock Show.

State Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, discussed legislation she has filed this session to improve literacy rates among Oklahoma students.

A bridge project in the heart of Pauls Valley is among those getting the official OK this week by a state agency.

Right around the corner is Rural Electric Cooperative’s annual tree giveaway for its members.

One state officer believes it’s time to turn away from being a “good” member of a political party or someone who latches onto it being an us against them world.

There have been many winter storms blanketing the state and Garvin County in the past, but the one this week appears to have only had a light touch.

A defendant who used to have the stage name of Po Lightning is among a list of inmates leaving Garvin County's jail on their way to prison.

Refusing to be a victim is the theme for a crime prevention and personal safety seminar coming to Pauls Valley later this month.

Some big security upgrades planned for Garvin County's courthouse has one resident up in strong opposition, while a trio of commissioners and others say it's a matter of safety.

The final day to get registered to vote before the first of the presidential ballots arrives is later this week.

It may be a junior high English project funded by a Pauls Valley group but it’s meant to offer students way more than just words.

Pauls Valley's school bands have received some big honors over the years, but their leader got one of his own at a recent event.

A variety of activities with books and health now offered at Pauls Valley's public library will soon be joined by one focused on a very specific disease affecting so many folks.

Stopping in to check on their friends and neighbors is a regular thing for many seniors aged 55 and older.

It's a scandal hitting online screens all over as a questionable photo taken in an area school still has Elmore City authorities working overtime to get the facts.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has received confirmation through laboratory testing conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that two persons under investigation in Oklahoma tested negative for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which originated …

Helping some kids with a little better footing in life is at the center of a community gathering planned this weekend in Pauls Valley.

A regional chapter of the American Red Cross is teaming up with Pauls Valley firefighters to make sure some local homes are better protected from fire.

With the night's darkness arriving early these winter days a community art event in Pauls Valley is set to get an early start later this week.

The Pauls Valley crowd can almost sniff this one out in advance as a tasty chance to get some visiting in is coming this weekend.

It seems to get even bigger every year as a whole bunch of men and their daughters are set to hit the dance floor in Pauls Valley for a good cause.

A bond total won't get any smaller as the case moves forward for a Maysville man accused of firing random gunshots while in the middle of extreme drug-induced paranoia.

A jury trial won't happen now after an Elmore City man instead took a plea deal for the criminal charge he's faced since a teenager's tragic traffic death back in 2018.

There's more to the state auditor's office than most may think. That was the message of Cindy Byrd during a presentation this week in Pauls Valley.

A top education official was all smiles when he came all the way from Washington, D.C. for a quick stop at Whitebead School.

The first of Pauls Valley's Fifth Friday Art Walks in 2020 is just a few days away.

It’s finally here – a new year that is sure to be a big election cycle in Pauls Valley and across the country.

Two Lindsay brothers suffering stab wounds during an incident over a year ago are now on the other side of the law accused of breaking into a rural Pauls Valley home.

Whether it's food or shoes, a couple of different local drives have one thing in common – they both have love at the center.

There were few words for a Pauls Valley teacher clearly taken by surprise when it was her name selected as the local teacher of the year.

This is the week for a free flu shot clinic set to come to a Pauls Valley bank.

It took just a few minutes, 22 in all, for a jury to deliberate and find a Wynnewood man guilty of drug trafficking.

The honors are big for a group of Pauls Valley teachers as one will soon step to the head of the class.

This Week's Circulars


Lois Jean Merritt, 85, of Norman passed away February 12, 2020. Services are pending at this time. Please check back with Primrose Funeral Service for updated service time. Sign the online guestbook at

Kathryn "Ruth" W. Harris of Elmore City, Oklahoma was born to Ernest and Mary Lena (Donaho) Noble on April 15, 1936 in Sulphur, Oklahoma and passed from this life on February 11, 2020 in Elmore City, Oklahoma at the age of 83 years. Ruth grew up in Sulphur, Oklahoma. She worked at Profession…

Charles E. Fox of Pauls Valley passed away February 6, 2020 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 86 years.