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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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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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Is What You Learned in History Class Wrong?

(StatePoint) If you think your history lessons in school were completely factual, you may be mistaken. “Much of what you know about history may be limited or even wrong,” says Marc Wilson, author of “Kidnapped by Columbus,” a new historical novel. “All too often, legends, poems and myths are emphasized in favor of more complex…

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Tips on how to prevent summer brain drain

(StatePoint) Studies show that summer brain drain can be a formidable force, setting kids’ progress back over the long break from the classroom. But you can help kids avoid losing their academic mojo. Here’s how. • Take a Hike: Not all learning has to happen indoors or while sitting still. Take a family nature walk…

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Movies with Dave May 24

Another jam packed four movie weekend this week. And what a variety of films. We have two completely opposite comedies, one about older women seeking love, the other starring a loud mouthed, super human mercenary. But that’s not all. There’s also a buddy cop movie featuring talking dogs, and to round things out a documentary…

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Movies with Dave

First up is “Life of the Party.” When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime housewife Deanna (Melissa McCarthy) decides to go back to college and complete her degree. Going for the full college experience, Deanna joins her daughter Maddie’s (Molly Gordon) university. Much like my review for “I Feel Pretty,” let me start out by…

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Kevin Self named Newcastle’s interim city manager

By Todd Newville todd@newcastlepacer.com Newcastle’s City Hall recently underwent a somewhat surprising change in leadership. On the evening of April 9, the Newcastle City Council voted to terminate the contract of Newcastle City Manager Nick Nazar. Nazar reportedly underwent back surgery several months ago and was still out on leave at the time of his…

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