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No sales tax weekend set for August 1-3
The back to school season is in full swing at most of the big box stores in Oklahoma and next weekend (Aug. 1 through Aug. 3) will be Oklahoma's annual sales tax holiday...
Auditor finds bidding violations
The results of the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector Generals audit of bidding processes within Kay County are in. The audits covered the fiscal years of 2010, 2011 and...
Corn loves to learn and leads BHS Alt. Ed. program
Missy Corn wouldn't be who she is without her parents, and she said that she certainly wouldn't have been teaching if it weren't for coach Wade Wright.Corn was born in the...
Journalism class on the road looking for stories in Chester County
Nine students from Middle Tennessee State University will spend the week of July 21-26 in Chester County looking to find and tell a few good stories.As part of a feature...
Christmas spirits
Christmas Eve is rapidly approaching, and with that comes the busiest two weeks for liquor stores across the country.With sales climbing every year, Blackwell's South Side...
Do Just One Thing
December and January are the best times to find deals on new suitcases, since retailers are trying to close out old models to bring in the new ones. In fact, many stores...
Avoid Halloween makeup allergies and other reactions
What are the horrors of Halloween? Many might say encountering a gruesome ghoul or a blood-sucking vampire is the most horrific part of Halloween. However, an allergic...
Questions landowners should ask renters about soil health
As the farming population ages and subsequent generations inherit the land, absentee landownership has increased to 40-50%. The absentee landowners are removed from...
NOC ready for fall semester
It's not too late to register for the Fall 2014 Semester at Northern Oklahoma College, the Number One Choice for students looking for an extraordinary life-changing...
Cash Blast set for Tuesday
Tuesday, the Blackwell Chamber of Commerce will bring a new way to shop and bring the community together with "Cash Blast," a take on popular cash mobs, to boost awareness...
Seabridge named interim fire chief
Dirk Seabridge has been appointed as the Interim Fire Chief, to stand in for Russell Brand who recently resigned.Having been deputy chief since 2008, Seabridge said he was...
Hot summertime refreshment
Chase and Camryn Pickett urge passersby to stop and enjoy an old-fashioned cup of fresh-squeezed lemonade. The siblings set up their stand Saturday at their Sunshine Road...
Helping children cope with violent news and images
Thanks to today's advanced technology, we often learn what is happening at home and abroad in real time. When the news is bad and the images are violent, it can overwhelm...