Area News

Former Racer QB throws seven TDs for SWOSU Bulldogs-Casey Freeman breaking records

By Todd Newville todd@newcastlepacer.com Southwestern Oklahoma State University quarterback and former Newcastle Racer standout Casey Freeman had one of those games that most any football player dreams about. Freeman, a junior at SWOSU in Weatherford, threw a whopping seven touchdown passes during the Bulldogs’ 49-35 victory over Arkansas-Monticello on Aug. 30 in the ASAP Kickoff…

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New, fun and unique foods debuting at the 2018 Oklahoma State Fair

 All Fairgoers know that part of the OLD FASHIONED FUN is getting to experience all of the incredible, delicious, and often deep-fried foods vendors have to offer, and this year is no exception! Continue reading to find out what amazing concoctions await at our NEW FASHIONED FAIR this September! New for 2018! Drizzled Muffins: A…

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Free landlord luncheon Wednesday, August 29

The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Oklahoma Successful Adulthood Program will be hosting a Landlord Luncheon in Norman on the University of Oklahoma’s campus on August 29, 2018 from 11am-1pm.  This will be our third FREE luncheon to host across the state that allows landlords the opportunity to discover the…

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Attorney General Hunter, Local, State Leaders Announce Initiative to Help Solve Cold, Missing and Unidentified Person Cases

Attorney General Mike Hunter today led a delegation of local and state leaders to announce the group is working with statewide stakeholders to draft legislation to help law enforcement agencies and investigators solve cases that have gone cold, or involve a missing or unidentified person. The proposed legislation, or Francine’s Law, is named in honor…

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Riddle named Newcastle’s new Chamber of Commerce president/CEO

By Todd Newville Reporter todd@newcastlepacer.com      Gayla Riddle is the new director of the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce. Her appointment  was announced last week and she is taking over for Jeannette Lore-McNally, who is now the director of economic development for the City of Newcastle.      “I’m really eager and looking forward to it,” Riddle said. “I’m…

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Local business burying time capsule, asking for items to include

     Local business owner Tammy Durham is asking the community to add their precious keepsakes to a time capsule that she plans on burying within the month. Durham’s business, Island Time Liquor, is currently under construction to add additional square footage and she wants to bury the capsule underneath the foundation of the new building. The…

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Cleveland to hold interim study on oil and gas wells in city limits

State Rep. Bobby Cleveland today released more information about an interim study he has requested to examine municipal and state guidelines concerning oil and gas production and drilling within municipal boundaries. The study will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 15 in Room 412-C at the state Capitol before the House Energy & Natural Resources Committee.…

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