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The Amber-Pocasset Freshmen Quiz Bowl team has qualified for the State FFA  contest.  The team won the Cameron University contest and finished second at the Southwest Area contest. Team members are DeJay Mathews, Lexi Teel, Parker Fairbanks, and Ian Guthrie.  Pictured with the team is Kurt M…

Representing Court Appointed Special Advocates, Donna Stamper (center) stepped in to receive a donation of $1,000 from First National Bank & Trust Co. on Thursday, part of the bank’s commitment to community reinvestment activities.  Grant funds for this vital county service have been red…

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Low-cost transportation to the doctor, pharmacy or grocery store is a service that helps many Grady County residents in need.  The Washita Valley Action Council operates a local transportation service that got a $1,500 grant from The First National Bank & Trust Co. on Thursday.  Receivin…

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Getting help to make electrical repairs to the Chickasha Community Theatre’s building and sign, Kirsty Jarnigan receives a $5,000 donation from First National Bank & Trust Co. on Thursday, part of the bank’s commitment to community reinvestment activities.  Presenting the check were VP B…

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Citizen advocates Wednesday said they’re alarmed that a legislative plan that proposes securitizing nearly $4.5 billion in debt from February’s winter storm comes without a thorough, transparent investigation into why the state’s energy supply system failed.

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How I Learned To Drive is a 1998 Pulitzer prize winning drama and is coming to the Washita stage. This funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. 

(Stillwater, Oklahoma – April 7, 2021) April is Made in Oklahoma Month, and the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center is encouraging Oklahomans to support local food companies.

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As many of you probably know by now, Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell was the keynote speaker at last Friday’s Chamber Awards Banquet. He also was a guest on KOOL’s Saturday morning show, Real Estate Today. In his role as our Lt. Governor, he serves as the head of tourism for Oklahoma. At both the …

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Convenient and quality preventive vehicle maintenance has arrived in Chickasha with the opening of a new Jiffy Lube Multicare service center. The new location, which is owned and operated by Jiffy Lube franchisee Stonebriar Auto Services, LLC, offers a wide range of automotive services inclu…

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April is Made in Oklahoma Month, and the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center is encouraging Oklahomans to support local food companies.

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The Oklahoma Law Enforcement Accreditation Programed recognized the Chickasha Police Department as a Verified Agency at the Chickasha City Council meeting on Monday night. Chickasha Police Chief Kathryn "Dee" Rowell, accepted the accreditation on behalf of the department. A representative wi…

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Rodney Peters was honored at the Chickasha City Council meeting on Monday night. He was given a retirement watch to commemorate his 25 years of service with the Chickasha Fire Department. Peters began his career in October 1995 and was promoted to driver in August 2001. Pictured left to righ…

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The COVID-19 data for Grady County may appear to have increased dramatically over the last week. However, this is not the case according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). 

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Although the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted graduation festivities at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma for two semesters, the spring commencement ceremony will mark a major return to normalcy, with graduates from April 2020 to April 2021 invited to attend an in-person, outdoor…

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The Chickasha Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Chamber Banquet this Friday evening at the Grady Country Fairgrounds. The event moved to a larger facility this year to allow for more social distancing and they are encouraging guests to wear masks. Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell will be th…

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Freshman State Representative for District 56 Dick Lowe, R—Amber, recently visited the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma campus and visited with students about what sets this institution apart from anywhere else in the state. 

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 Grady County OHCE Resource Management committee honored a local Chickasha woman, Dr. Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, by planting a tree and placing a commemorative marker in honor of her and her accomplishments in the civil rights movement, at the Grady County fairgrounds.

OKLAHOMA CITY — A bill working its way through the Legislature will significantly increase prescription drug costs, said a major health care company that works with hundreds of Oklahoma pharmacies, but others disagree, saying the measure would lead to lower costs and easier access.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A controversial bill that attempts to exorcise “ghost students” from the state’s school funding formula advanced through the state Senate on Wednesday despite bipartisan opposition. Gov. Kevin Stitt signed it into law just hours later.

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Bryanne Carlile, fourth grade teacher at Ninnekah elementary was chosen as the 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year.  Bryanne has been in the teaching profession for 26 years.  She is passionate about her craft.  Bryanne thinks outside the box and her students benefit from her creativity.  Ninnekah…

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It’s Time! Many believe it’s way overdue. As I scan through different social media pages and talk to people, the question is asked: “When are we going to clean up Chickasha?”

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