Area News

Cleveland comments on possible tourism office move

  State Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville, issued the following statement after hearing the Oklahoma Department of Tourism has spent a significant amount of money looking into options for a new agency headquarters. The department currently shares office space with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.   “I am sickened to hear the Oklahoma Department of Tourism…

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Pioneer customer appreciation

Pioneer Telephone will celebrate 64 years in business during a week-long customer appreciation event to be held Monday, August 28 thru Friday, September 1, in all Pioneer Telephone and Pioneer Cellular retail locations, during normal retail hours. Those attending will receive a registration gift (while supplies last), and register to win a $50 VISA Gift…

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Director of ODOT confirms commitment for state Highway 76 expansion

  By Andrew L. Basden The Newcastle Pacer Senator Paul Scott initiated a visit to Newcastle by Director of Oklahoma Department of Transportation Mike Patterson to confirm state Highway 76 updates. “We are very appreciative of Senator Paul Scott for initiating this visit on-site by the director of ODOT Mike Patterson,” said Mayor Gene Reid.…

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Lycoris blooms

By Sharon Beasley Pacer Columnist     Wow, is this August?  I could have been in Buffalo, New York last weekend for the garden writers five-day conference I have attended for twelve years straight. I passed this year for various reasons, one being that it is so darn hot in August, it is not a…

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Life Lessons from Disney World

  By Jeremy Freeman Pacer Columnist Last week, I went on vacation with my family to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. I only tell you the location because sane people do not go to Florida at the end of July. Can you say, “HOT?” Unfortunately, this was the only week in the summer we…

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Phillip Hanson chosen as Senior of the Month

By Andrew L Basden         The Newcastle Pacer   Phillip Hanson was named the July Senior of the Month. Hanson and his wife, Gayle have lived in Newcastle for the past 12 years and have been married since 1976. Gayle teaches music to kindergarten through fifth grades at Bridge Creek Public Schools. The Hanson’s have three…

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Movies with Dave – August 10

      Well it’s the middle of August, which means the big blockbusters of summer are just about through. And despite a fairly lackluster June, this summer has been pretty great for movies. Superhero movies ended up knocking it out of park with the likes of “Wonder Woman,” “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2,”…

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Cashier’s act of kindness gains national recognition

By Andrew L Basden The Newcastle Pacer   Wal Mart cashier Nicholas Tate has gained national attention for his simple act of kindness towards a flustered foster mom. Tate, a 2015 graduate of Newcastle, gained national attention when a Facebook post by a foster mom went viral. The foster mom posted her experience and what…

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