FYI – Oil and gas drilling facts

There were many things presented about the current oil and gas drilling activity in the area during Newcastle’s city council meeting. Many things were presented and debated about the oil and gas industry. For those who may be confused or uninformed about the oil and gas drilling industry, here are a few facts and things…

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Drilling activity upsets many Tri-City residents

By Clarence B. Wright Publisher Lately,  the landscape of Newcastle has experienced a change in scenery. Over the past several months, the addition of many drilling wells is responsible for that change. Depending on who you ask, the recent influx of drilling sites in Newcastle has certainly brought about a divide in opinion over the…

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Darline Wynne

Darline Wynne, age 78, of Newcastle, Oklahoma passed away Friday, July 13, 2018, at Norman Regional Hospital. She was born June 28, 1940, in Newcastle and lived there most of her life. Darline was the oldest of six children born to Roy Edgar Daniel and Jesse Mae (Allen) Daniel. She graduated from Newcastle High School with the class…

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Governor Mary Fallin Signs Emergency Rules for Medical Marijuana

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today issued this statement after signing emergency rules adopted by the Oklahoma State Board of Health, which establish a framework for patients, physicians, caretakers, and business owners interested in medical marijuana: “These rules are the best place to start in developing a proper regulatory framework for medical marijuana, with…

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Cleveland Requests Interim Study on Oil and Gas Wells in City Limits

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Bobby Cleveland today released information about an interim study he has requested to examine municipal and state guidelines concerning oil and gas production within municipal boundaries. Cleveland said the issue has become a great concern to the city of Newcastle in his House district, and he knows other municipalities across…

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Clifford Dean

Clifford Dean, age 86 of Newcastle, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 7, 2018.  He was born on December 8, 1931 in Plaska, Texas near Memphis.   He was the seventh child of seven children born to Brock Meyer Dean and Beulah Ellen (Berg) Dean.  Cliff moved to Newcastle with his family when…

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Lloyd A. Gramling

Lloyd A. Gramling Oct. 20, 1928 – June 30, 2018 Former Oklahoma City Police Chief Lloyd A. Gramling passed away on June 30, 2018, at the age of 89 years. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia (Ray) Gramling; two sons, Mike & wife Audrey and David & wife Cathy, all of…

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Sharon Kay Wright

It is with great sadness that the family of Sharon Kay Wright announces her passing after a short but hard fought battle against Multiple Myeloma Bone Cancer on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the age of 68 years. Sharon Kay Wright was born in Oklahoma City on May 6, 1949. Sharon was raised by her…

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Terry Don Flowers

Terry Don Flowers, 66, of Newcastle, died Monday, May 28, 2018, at his home.  The son of Henry Doil Flowers and Eloise (Maxey) Flowers, he was born November 9, 1951 in Oklahoma City. He worked as an auto body repair technician and retired after 40 years of service.  Terry married Ranova Lee Wilkinson on April…

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