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Many people dream of opening a restaurant, but to actually open one is a much bigger challenge. Nine out of ten restaurants that open will fail. Long hours, slim profits and managing both staff and customer expectations make the restaurant industry one of the toughest there is. To operate on…

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Oklahoma Blood Institute knows this summer is different, and it may be a time for staycations or camping trips. Oklahoma Blood Institute needs donors to help rebuild the blood supply in response to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis and is urging healthy adults to take some time to save lives…

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Oklahoma youth face health challenges like never before, from the increase in teen vaping to rising rates of obesity. To help tackle these trends, the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) launched the TSET Healthy Youth Initiative to educate Oklahoma teens and help them make in…

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Amidst the recent changes created by the pandemic, a small sense of “normal” seems to be returning as the start of schools across the nation creeps closer. While food safety always is key when resuming the process of packing a student’s lunch, new tips and tricks can be employed this year to…

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Clay Grossnicklaus, Ninnekah, and Cooper Shebester, Alex, were recognized as recipients of the 2020 American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) Incoming Freshman State Scholarship. Grossnicklaus is a freshman at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology and Shebe…

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The Red Rock PFS (Partnership for Success) Program would like the community to be aware of the upcoming International Overdose Awareness Day on Monday, August 31, 2020. 

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020 – Shannon Springs Park will be closed to the public August 3 through August 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. During this time, employees from the City of Chickasha Parks & Recreation Department will be working on maintenance projects within the park.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A controversial state question that would reform the state’s criminal justice system has qualified for November’s general election ballot, supporters say.

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Oklahoma Blood Institute knows this summer is different, and it may be a time for staycations or camping trips. Oklahoma Blood Institute needs donors to help rebuild the blood supply in response to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis and is urging healthy adults to take some time to save lives…

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With its students’ health, safety and success always at the forefront, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma has implemented actions for the upcoming fall semester intended to minimize the effects of COVID-19 on campus.

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The Chickasha Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for the Polished Boutique on July 15. Polished is located at 303 W Chickasha Avenue and is open Tues – Fri 10 am until 5:30 pm and Sat 10 am until 3pm. Pictured from left to right: Chamber Ambassador Elizabeth Fitch, Polished owner Me…

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A grassroots coalition seeking to overhaul Oklahoma’s redistricting process has withdrawn its proposal after the pandemic complicated its signature-gathering efforts.

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The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has kicked off the Stamp Out Hunger Virtual Food Drive, presented by Marathon Oil. The drive, which runs through July 31, is held in recognition of the hard work of letter carriers, volunteers and sponsors who have made the National Association of Letter Carriers' (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive a success in the past.

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AARP Oklahoma is accepting nominations for the 2020 Oklahoma Andrus Award for Community Service. The award is AARP's most prestigious statewide volunteer award and honors Oklahomans age 50+ who share their experience, talent and skills to enrich their community members' lives. New this year, AARP Oklahoma will present the Andrus Award to the winner and a $3,000 contribution which AARP will donate to the winner's nonprofit organization of choice. Additionally, AARP will recognize two honorees of distinction who will direct a $1,000 donation to an eligible nonprofit by AARP.

"AARP Oklahoma is excited to shine a light on Oklahomans who are using experiences learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them," said AARP Oklahoma State President Joe Ann Vermillion.

Criteria for assessing nominations include how the volunteer's work has improved the community, supported AARP's vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The nomination deadline is August 28, 2020. Award winners will be announced in early fall.

AARP Oklahoma Andrus Award for Community Service nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:


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The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported that a man from Tuttle has died from COVID-19. He was in the 50 to 64 age group. 

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Heston Shaffer is one of the recipients for the Rural Neighbors OHCE scholarship for 2020. Shaffer the grandson of Cathy Simer. He will be attending SW Christian University on a scoccer  scholarship. He will be majoring in criminal law

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Rural Neighbors was pleased to give two scholarships this year. Joyce Stockton scholarship chair presented the checks and certificates to our two young receipents.

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