OKLAHOMA CITY - Friends of the Oklahoma Governor's Mansion presents the 2019 Oklahoma holiday ornament, the Governor's Mansion in a snow globe. It features golden snowflakes surrounding the adorned Mansion, and the front lawn covered in snow.

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The Board of Woodward County Commissioners regular monthly meeting was held Monday morning at the courthouse.

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The Crain family of Woodward received the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee’s District One Farm and Ranch Family Recognition during the organization’s 78th annual meeting in Oklahoma City. 

Woodward area Oklahoma State University (OSU) Extension FCS Educators were awarded First Place National Community Partnership Award, Second place Southern Regional Excellence in Teamwork Award, and Third Place National Excellence in Teamwork Award at the 85th Annual National Extension Associ…

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OKLAHOMA CITY – As of November 1, sex offenders residing with a minor child must now report to the statewide centralized Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) hotline. Previously, only the parent, stepparent or grandparent of a minor had to report to the hotline. Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, authored the bill at the request of DHS to better protect all of Oklahoma’s children.


Teacher pay raises in 2018 and 2019 likely helped address some of the educational needs facing rural schools raised in a new report by a national education group. But other funding and academic issues remain, a rural schools organization leader says.

Woodward’s CardioVascular Health Clinic has a new addition to the team. General and Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Lance Garner, MD, originally from Weatherford, sees patients every second Thursday of the month.

Social workers, foster parents, teachers and mental health care providers gathered at Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Enid on Friday morning to learn about the effects of childhood trauma, and discuss efforts to rally community support to combat those effects.

OKLAHOMA CITY — A Cleveland County judge Friday slashed the state’s opioid award against Johnson & Johnson by nearly $107 million.

Tax planning was the topic at the Woodward Young Professionals fall quarterly Lunch and Learn on Thursday at High Plains Technology Center. While that may sound like the driest of dry subjects to learn about, business owner and business instructor at NWOSU Jana Walker, CPA, PLLC came prepare…


OKLAHOMA CITY — Gaming compact talks appear stalled after tribal leaders booted the state’s negotiators out of a meeting last month.

Deer gun season remains the state’s most popular, with more than 150,000 taking part last year. It is also the deer gun season that boasts the greatest success rate in terms of harvest each year, as shown in the annual Big Game Report. The gun season accounted for 60.5 percent of all deer harvested in the 2018-19 seasons. That amounted to just over 66,000 deer, the highest total for gun harvest since 2011.

(AP) - The Country Music Association Awards almost fully honored and highlighted the women of country music — whose songs have been heavily dismissed on country radio over the years — until two words were uttered when they named its entertainer of the year: Garth Brooks.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Skipping the traditional doctor’s office visit, a growing number of medical marijuana patients are turning to providers who promise quicker, more convenient appointments from the comfort of home.

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Thomas Dziagwa had 21 points, all off 3-pointers, as Oklahoma State took control in the second half to beat College of Charleston 73-54 on Wednesday night.

WASHINGTON — A top American diplomat revealed new evidence Wednesday of President Donald Trump’s efforts to press Ukraine to investigate political rivals as House investigators launched public impeachment hearings for just the fourth time in the nation’s history.

A hemp event designed to educate growers, learn about health research, look at industry for processing hemp, and explore cleaning up toxic land brought about 100 attendees from across the U.S. to the Native Health Matters conference on Saturday, Nov. 9, at The Venue in Tahlequah.

Woodward County Commissioners held their weekly meeting on Tuesday this week due to the Veterans Day holiday.

Woodward Superintendent of Schools Kyle Reynolds updated the Woodward Board of Education on an incident regarding a rumor of a threat made towards Woodward High School last week during a regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening.


OKLAHOMA CITY — Criminal justice reform advocates Tuesday said it’s time for prosecutors to stop using sentencing enhancements to add prison time for non-violent offenders.

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Visitors can expect some new and exciting things at Crystal Christmas this year.

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Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development Sean Kouplen lead the November Chamber of Commerce luncheon Monday afternoon, giving an update on how he is working with Gov. Stitt and various agencies to make Oklahoma a Top Ten State.

This Week's Circulars


died November 17, 2019 in Oklahoma City. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Living Word Fellowship. Family will receive friends at Billings Funeral Home on Thursday from 7-9 pm

Pastor Lee Oran Stinson, 64 of Woodward, died November 16, 2019. Funeral services will be held at his church, River of Life Church at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2019. See full obituary at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com

John Bornholtz, 79, of Woodward passed from this life on Friday, November 15, 2019. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 22, 2019 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel. See full obituary at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com

96, Woodward resident, died Friday November 15, 2019 in Vici. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangement are under the direction of Billings Funeral Home

70 year old Woodward, OK resident passed on November 12, 2019.