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City commission votes larger budget to make way for improvements

Unwilling to ‘sit down,’ 95-year-old hits the fields when it’s time to work

Additions will add more than 2,500 feet to project

Jun 16, 2024 - 00:00

It’s the Pits

Sports

Jun 5, 2024 - 00:00

The world’s most popular sport just got a boost in Kingfisher.

Jun 2, 2024 - 00:00

Last minute switch lands Okarche two coaches in Tahah family

Jun 2, 2024 - 00:00

Josh Nolte, a 2022 graduate of Okarche High School, recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball next season at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo. Nolte recently completed his second year at Dodge City (Kan.) Community College as a pitcher where he compiled a 3-0 record over 15 appearances in his sophomore season as the Conquistadors finished with a 38-23 record and advanced to the NJCAA Division 1 Plains District/Region 6 Championship tournament for the first time since 2017. Missouri Western State is an NCAA Division 2 member and competes in the MIAA conference which features 12 baseball playing members including Oklahoma schools Rogers State, Northeastern State and the University of Central Oklahoma. This summer, Nolte will be playing for the Medicine Hat (Alberta, Canada) Mavericks of the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL). The WCBL is Canada’s pre-eminent summer collegiate baseball league in the tradition of such outstanding American collegiate circuits as the Cape Cod Baseball League, the New England Collegiate Baseball League, the Coastal Plain League, the Northwoods League and the Pacific International League. [Photo provided by DCCC]

Jun 2, 2024 - 00:00

Board approves hiring of new basketball coach, other moves at special meeting

Opinions

In last week’s European Parliamentary elections, citizens in country after country rejected leftwing policies. Predictably, left-leaning major media outlets across the globe the Associated Press, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Vox, Politico, the Guardian -- decried these results as Europe “lurching” to the “far right.” Vox warned that the success of right-wing parties was the result of “increasing authoritarianism and non-democratic trends” throughout the world and warned that these trends were “deeply associated with fascism and Nazism.”

The American Energy Institute recently released a paper rebutting an analysis done by the Oklahoma Rural Association (ORA) that claimed Oklahoma’s anti-ESG law, the Oklahoma Energy Discrimination ACT (OEDA), has cost taxpayers money. The main focus of the ORA analysis is the claim that the OEDA has disrupted the bond market in Oklahoma in a way that raises costs on municipal projects resulting in fewer projects and increased taxes for these projects.

Obituaries

Jun 16, 2024 - 00:00

The love of my life and fellow adventurer, Clarence Author Jones, Jr., passed in his sleep sometime after 4 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2024. Clarence was born Dec. 19, 1932, in Topeka, Kan. Because he was such an authentic person, people loved him and sought him out long after he had left a job or the state. He had a way of conveying love that put people at ease and made him popular wherever he lived.

Jun 12, 2024 - 00:00

Richard “Dick” Davis was born to Vernie and Mae Davis on Oct. 10, 1946, in Altus.