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City of Davis - Oklahoma
06/18/2020

City of Davis - Oklahoma

We have fresh mulch available at the convenience site located at 609 S Whiteoak during regular operation hours, which are Wed 1 PM-5 PM and Thur-Sat 9 AM to 5 PM. Bring your own containers, if we have the equipment and operator available we can load trucks or trailers. The product is fresh, it has not been treated, it is not commercial grade. See picture below.

City of Davis - Oklahoma
06/18/2020

City of Davis - Oklahoma

The Davis Museum is open once again with new hours! Please stop in and visit the museum between 1 PM and 4 PM Tuesday - Friday and between 10 AM and 4 PM on Saturday. We ask that you maintain social distancing of 6 feet apart and that If you are not feeling well, to please delay your visit until you are well. Lots of great treasures inside this place and we hope to see you soon.

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06/17/2020

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06/15/2020

Weekly Challenges Featured in Southern Oklahoma Library System’s

Virtual Summer Reading Program

Join the Southern Oklahoma Library System (SOLS) for a weekly family challenge every Monday in June! Participants are welcome to tune into the virtual programs on Facebook and YouTube. Families can participate in the challenges from home each Monday and the winners will be announced at the end of the week! Submit your best and you can win a prize!

The challenges featured in June include Lego Building, Marble Run, Tower Building, and an Egg Drop challenge.

“These activities will be fun for the whole family to participate,” said Stephanie Way, Youth Services Coordinator. “The family that submits their best will win a prize each week.”

The Summer Reading Program is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

For more information on Summer Reading Program 2020 contact the Southern Oklahoma Library System Branches; Ardmore (601 Railway Express) (580-223-3164), Atoka County Library (215 East A Street) (580-889-3555), Davis Public Library (209 E. Benton) (580-369-2468), Healdton Community Library (554 S. 4th) (580-229-0590), Johnston County Library (116 W. Main, Tishomingo) (580-371-3006), Love County Library (500 South Hwy. 77, Marietta) (580-276-3783), Parker Memorial Library (500 West Broadway, Sulphur) (580-634-2315), and Wilson Public Library (1087 U.S. Hwy. 70-A) (580-668-2486).

The Southern Oklahoma Library System is celebrating 60 years in 2020!

(1960-2020)

06/14/2020
Davis Fire Department

Well done Davis Fire Department. Thank you for keeping us safe.

Many Thanks to our brothers out West and North today! Hennepin Fire provided some much needed assistance on a tough structure fire today. Wynnewood Fire caught a grass fire for us out on I-35 during that as well.

Murray County EMS provided some evaluation and assessment during rehab for our guys really pushing it on a pretty warm day. Thanks to them for watching out for us.

Not to leave out the good guys in blue either! Davis PD and Murray County Sheriff’s Office for the assist as well, traffic control while we worked off of Hwy 77 and who knows how many bottles of water handed out by them.

Last but not least, Murray County 911 coordinating the communications and getting all these agencies where they need to be. Providing the critical services so often overlooked and unseen to the public. It is the key to getting emergency service response started when time counts!

DFD says Thank You all !!

Wolf Pups Daycare on Hwy. 77 caught fire just minutes ago. The building has sustained massive damage.The daycare was clo...
06/13/2020

Wolf Pups Daycare on Hwy. 77 caught fire just minutes ago. The building has sustained massive damage.
The daycare was closed and the building was not occupied.
The owner’s biggest worry right now is making sure all of the kids attending her daycare have a place to go on Monday.
Please stay tuned for opportunities to help the daycare in the near future.

06/11/2020
Davis Public Schools

Davis Public Schools

Senior Cap and Gown photos are in if you would like to pick them up.

Turner Falls Park
06/11/2020

Turner Falls Park

Turner Falls is hosting our first live music event of the season this Saturday 6/13/2020 from 1pm-4pm. They will be set up behind the Trading Post on the back deck. Our first artists will be Jake Flint and Jeremy Clifford, they are Red Dirt Country. We hope to make this an ongoing event with different artist throughout the season. We welcome our guest to come set up lawn chairs and enjoy the music.

Remember, we have you covered when it comes to advertising your yard sale! $7 for print and social media! #thedavisnews
06/10/2020

Remember, we have you covered when it comes to advertising your yard sale! $7 for print and social media! #thedavisnews

Great things can be found this weekend. Don’t miss this sale on Friday and Saturday! #thedavisnews #paidad
06/10/2020

Great things can be found this weekend. Don’t miss this sale on Friday and Saturday! #thedavisnews #paidad

Don’t miss this Saturday sale! #thedavisnews #paidad
06/10/2020

Don’t miss this Saturday sale! #thedavisnews #paidad

Yard sales are the place to be on Saturday! #thedavisnews #paidad
06/10/2020

Yard sales are the place to be on Saturday! #thedavisnews #paidad

You’re sure to find good stuff at a moving sale! This one is Thursday, Friday and Saturday. #thedavisnews #paidad
06/10/2020

You’re sure to find good stuff at a moving sale! This one is Thursday, Friday and Saturday. #thedavisnews #paidad

Another Saturday sale for 507 S. White oak! #thedavisnews #paidad
06/10/2020

Another Saturday sale for 507 S. White oak! #thedavisnews #paidad

There are quite a few yard sales this weekend! Don’t miss this one at 111 Hazelwood on Saturday! #thedavisnews #paidad
06/10/2020

There are quite a few yard sales this weekend! Don’t miss this one at 111 Hazelwood on Saturday! #thedavisnews #paidad

Headlines in this week’s edition of The Davis News include: Davis ‘in a good place’ financially according to new city ma...
06/10/2020

Headlines in this week’s edition of The Davis News include: Davis ‘in a good place’ financially according to new city manager; Active case count brings clarity to COVID conversation; and Denton man found dead near Davis. Immediate access is available to The Davis News with an online subscription at www.davisnewspaper.net. Thank you for being loyal readers! Have a great week! #thedavisnews

The man's body found Sunday at mile marker 47 near Turner Falls has been identified.
06/09/2020

The man's body found Sunday at mile marker 47 near Turner Falls has been identified.

UPDATE: MAN FOUND DEAD IN MURRAY COUNTY IDENTIFIED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 9, 2020

MURRAY COUNTY, Okla. – The man found dead in Murray County this weekend has been positively identified as 43-year-old Juan Manuel Rosas. Rosas is from Denton, Texas, and was possibly in the area to visit the WinStar Casino in Thackerville, Okla. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) was requested by the Murray County Sheriff’s Office Sunday afternoon following a 9-1-1 call from a motorist who reported seeing a body in a field next to U.S. Highway 77 near exit 47 off I-35.

Anybody who saw Rosas either Saturday night or Sunday morning anywhere between Denton, Texas and Norman, Okla., please contact the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or [email protected]. You can remain anonymous.

Rosas' picture is attached.

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Do you have questions about the June 30th lodging tax that will be on the ballot? Please ask them below and we will take...
06/08/2020

Do you have questions about the June 30th lodging tax that will be on the ballot?
Please ask them below and we will take your questions to City Hall for answers for an upcoming story. If you'd like to message us your questions feel free to do so on this page.

Please remember our office is closed to walk in visitors today and we are working from home. The plan is for our front s...
06/08/2020

Please remember our office is closed to walk in visitors today and we are working from home.
The plan is for our front sidewalk to be torn out today and the new sidewalk to be laid tomorrow.
We will be open on Wednesday.
Please call 570-994-3113 if you need to reach us today at The Davis News.

Body found in Murray County field
06/08/2020
Body found in Murray County field

Body found in Murray County field

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and Murray County Sheriff's Office are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found Sunday afternoon.

Please be on the lookout for this lost dog. His name is Ghost. Information for his owners is below.
06/05/2020

Please be on the lookout for this lost dog. His name is Ghost. Information for his owners is below.

Our office will be closed on Monday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 9 due to construction in front of our building. We will be...
06/04/2020

Our office will be closed on Monday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 9 due to construction in front of our building. We will be working from home these days. We will reopen Wednesday, June 10 with regular hours. If you need to place an ad please call 570-994-3114 or email [email protected]. Thank you for understanding and we will see you June 10. #thedavisnews

Another sale in Sulphur this weekend! Friday and Saturday. Don’t miss it #thedavisnews #paidad
06/03/2020

Another sale in Sulphur this weekend! Friday and Saturday. Don’t miss it #thedavisnews #paidad

Check out this great estate sale in Sulphur on Friday and Saturday. #thedavisnews #paidad
06/03/2020

Check out this great estate sale in Sulphur on Friday and Saturday. #thedavisnews #paidad

06/03/2020
Turner Falls Park

New parking prices will be in place at Turner Falls Park starting June 20

Starting June 20, 2020 Turner Falls Park will now be offering VIP Parking for Level 1 and Level 2 areas. Parking permits may be purchased online.

Level 1 Parking Permits enable you to have close access to the Blue Hole swimming area and the closest parking to the Waterfall area and Castles.

Level 2 Parking Permits enable you to have close access to all the amenities on Level 3 and Level 1. Close access to hiking trails, caves, concessions, and the Waterfall area.

VIP Parking will be offered on weekends and holidays, during the week we will not have VIP Parking.

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06/02/2020
Foe of ‘Tiger King’ Zookeeper Granted Oklahoma Property

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A federal judge granted Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue control Monday of imprisoned reality TV star Joe Exotic’s former zoo properties in Oklahoma, finding they were fraudulently transferred to avoid paying her under a $1 million trademark judgment.

@smokinjoesribranch has big plans for you and the family on June 12 and 13! Check out The Davis News on Wednesday (June ...
06/01/2020

@smokinjoesribranch has big plans for you and the family on June 12 and 13! Check out The Davis News on Wednesday (June 3) for more information! #thedavisnews #paidad

06/01/2020

Murray State College to hold prospect and youth baseball camps in June

Tishomingo, Okla. (June 1, 2020) –High school baseball players with aspirations to play at the collegiate level are invited to attend prospect camps at Murray State College. The first camp is scheduled for June 16 with a second camp scheduled for June 30. The camps, which will be held at the MSC baseball field, are open to those in high school graduating classes of 2020-23.

Prospect camps include a pro-style workout, 60 times, pop times, throws from position, hitting an and bullpens. The cost for each camp is $50 which can be paid at the camp or at mscaggiesbaseballcamps.com.

Youth Baseball Camp will be held June 22, 23, and 24 from 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon each day at the MSC Baseball Field. The camp is open to ages 7-13. Players will receive instruction from highly qualified collegiate coaches. The camp will offer training in all aspects of baseball including throwing, infield play, outfield play, pitching and hitting. Campers will receive a tee shirt on the final day of camp.

For questions, please contact coach Sam Bjorling at [email protected] or 580-219-0675. Payments can be made at mscaggiesbaseballcamps.com or in person on the first day of camp.

Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center Reopening to the Public June 2The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Cente...
06/01/2020
Research Center | Oklahoma Historical Society

Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center Reopening to the Public June 2

The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center will reopen to the public on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Its hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The Research Center is located inside the Oklahoma History Center at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.

Due to COVID-19, the Research Center has implemented additional safety measures for the health and wellness of our patrons and staff. At least six feet of social distancing must be maintained in all areas of the Research Center. All research materials utilized by the public will be subject to a 72-hour quarantine after use. OHS staff will wear masks or face shields, and patrons are strongly encouraged to wear masks. If a patron wishes to have one-on-one assistance from OHS staff, a face mask will be required.

Research Center occupancy will be limited to 20 patrons. If there are patrons waiting due to the occupancy restriction, research time will be limited to two hours. For questions about occupancy, please contact the Research Center at 405-522-5225 or [email protected]. Due to space limitations, patrons must make an appointment to view archival materials including manuscript collections, original records, photographs, maps, audio or video. To schedule an appointment, please contact Mallory Covington at [email protected] or 405-522-0876.

For those who are not ready to visit us in person, there are many resources that can be accessed from home. Visit www.okhistory.org/research to find out more.

In an effort to assist our researchers, the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center will digitize microfilm from the OHS collection at the reduced price of $35 per reel, a 30 percent discount. This special price will be available through August 31. Contact Sarah Biller at [email protected] or call 405-522-0868 for more information. Some restrictions may apply.

The Research Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.

06/01/2020

OSDH Announces Adjustments to Publishing of COVID-19 Data

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 1, 2020) - The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) announced today that its COVID-19 data tracker, located at coronavirus.health.ok.gov, will continue reporting active and recovered COVID-19 cases by county only, as permitted by State law, and the agency will no longer be able to publish COVID-19 data by city, zip code, or by long-term care and nursing home facility due to the State’s Catastrophic Emergency Declaration expiring on May 31, 2020.

OSDH and the office of Governor Kevin Stitt are actively exploring additional legal opinions and solutions to ensure the public, the medical community, and elected leaders can access relevant COVID-19 data that will allow for quick and effective decision-making while Oklahoma awaits a treatment or vaccine to mute the novel virus.

“OSDH will continue to publish daily the most recent active and recovered COVID-19 cases by county,” said OSDH Communications Director Kristin Davis. “The State’s infrastructure is in a much stronger position for continuing to address the presence of the novel coronavirus, and the core purpose of the emergency declaration is no longer needed. At the same time, Governor Kevin Stitt and Commissioner Lance Frye continue their shared commitment to transparency and availability of critical COVID-19 data. They have tasked the State’s legal experts to explore other options for providing critical health data that would support all stakeholders’ decision making during the presence of COVID-19, while also safeguarding Oklahomans’ protected health information.”

The Legislature first granted the Governor’s request for a Catastrophic Emergency Health declaration on April 7, and the declaration was later extended until the end of May. Under the declaration, the Governor was able to redirect state agency resources and state employee efforts to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and was able to activate the Oklahoma National Guard. During this period, the Governor also waived statutory requirements to allow for more granular reporting of COVID-19 data to support rapid decision making at local levels on the response to COVID-19.

Since the Catastrophic Emergency Declaration went into effect, the number of Oklahomans in the hospital for COVID-19 has declined by roughly 65%, the weekly rate of deaths related to COVID-19 has declined by 56%, and the percentage of positive cases has declined to an all-time low of 3.7%.

While some data adjustments will be made, OSDH will continue to issue the daily media advisory with cumulative statewide COVID-19 data as well as publish the following reports:

The COVID-19 Dashboard.
The Governor’s daily Executive Order Report.
The weekly The Weekly Epidemiology Report.

Don't forget we have a summer special on garage sale ads! $7 for print and social media!We have some garage sale ads for...
06/01/2020

Don't forget we have a summer special on garage sale ads! $7 for print and social media!
We have some garage sale ads for this week already! We'd love to advertise your sale!

06/01/2020
City of Ardmore - Police Department

City of Ardmore - Police Department

We at the Ardmore Police Department want to thank and commend all of the citizens who participated in today’s peaceful protest march. We strongly believe in the right of everyone to voice and express peacefully their frustration. Those marching allowed their police officers to provide traffic control and even supply the occasional bottle of water. We also want to thank those people that were patient with traffic delays.

We are all Ardmore, and today is another example of how exceptional the people who live here are.

05/31/2020
Southern Oklahoma Uncensored Scanner Feeds

Scanner feed updates from protest in Ardmore. Walmart in Ardmore is closed and barricaded according to multiple Facebook posts.

** PROTESTING POST. KEEP ALL UPDATES ON THIS POST PLEASE SO THEY AREN'T ALL MIXED UP***

ARDMORE- GET IN POSTION TO BLOCK WASHINGTON

Turner Falls Park
05/30/2020

Turner Falls Park

The park is currently at maximum capacity for today May 30, 2020.

Up for a little road trip? Check out this great yard sale in Stratford tomorrow and Sunday. #thedavisnews #paidad
05/29/2020

Up for a little road trip? Check out this great yard sale in Stratford tomorrow and Sunday. #thedavisnews #paidad

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Does anybody recognize this dog? He just wandered up to our house this evening.
UPDATE: We've still got this puppy. Waiting to hear from owner or DPD. Hoping she can go home this evening. If anyone knows who the owner is, please let me know. Thank you.
PLEASE SHARE: A puppy followed my kids home yesterday evening to S 6th St in Davis from around 3rd St and Bird, they think. They think she'd been following different people all day, so we've got her in our fence in hopes of finding her owner. Please let me know if you or someone you know is missing their puppy. She's wearing a collar, so she belongs to someone.
Channel 12 broadcast Murray County has 1 case of coronavirus
STOLEN dog! Does anyone know this woman or vehicle? This woman stole my dog out of my yard at 6:00 pm on Thursday the 9th. He is a 13 yr old white male Pomeranian. His name is Sam and has a severe seizure disorder and requires medicine every 12 hours. Reward. Last seen at 101 N Taylor in Wynnewood. Thank you
I would like to share this to make people aware. If not allowed please remove. I was unsure if I should make a post like this but after what I have experienced over the last week I've come to realize that there are some facts that need to be put out there. My family and I are lifelong residents of Oklahoma, I've always been proud of our state. But after this week, I'm not so sure. Everything is in chaos right now, people can't work, people can't get groceries or other supplies that they need to survive. Our healthcare system was not prepared for this, no one was. This is my story (so far) of how hard it is to get testing in our area, how serious this pandemic is becoming in our own backyards. It all started on March 19th I went to work like every other day noticed that I have an annoying dry cough, shrug it off to allergies. As I work through the day I'm also sweating profusely but think it may just be my hormones. March 20th the cough was still there as was the sweating I was at work again and begin to feel very achy. March 21st I had to work, even though body aches were much more severe; feeling so tired, I tell myself it's my allergies or the beginning of a sinus infection. I managed to make it through the day at work, come home my 4 yr old daughter who isn't feeling well, we both are running fever. She is showing symptoms of a sinus infection and ear infection so I decide if she is not improved by the next day we will both go to the nearest Urgent Care Facility. March 22nd fever is worse for us both I'm completely worn out. We seek help at Urgent Care the doctor there did a virtual visit over the phone. He prescribed medication for a sinus infection and ear infection for my daughter and informed me that I did have symptoms of covid-19. Even asked me to take an online questionnaire with the CDC. I did so and was instructed to contact my physician or nearest emergency room. I called back and spoke with them at Urgent Care who called the emergency room for our county to get me tested. The ER informed them that I did not qualify for testing at this time. I was told to quarantine myself for 14 days, I came home and started the medication as directed. March 23rd exhaustion does not begin to describe how I felt, unable to move around the house without getting tired and winded. Never had so much trouble breathing, couldn't stay awake, headache, and constant high temp that would not break even with medication. My daughter was in bed most of the day with fever and vomiting. March 24th even more trouble staying awake my breathing was very labored. You could hear my chest crackling from a distance. I kept complaining of a headache so did my daughter her temperature got very high as did mine. Slept most of the day way didn't eat much had trouble swallowing even water. All I wanted was sleep. March 25th I woke up struggling to breathe decided to call my primary doctor to see if they would help me get tested. They ruled out flu, strep, bronchitis, pneumonia. The doctor wanted me to get the test for covid-19 but was told by the ER in that town that I couldn't because of the shortage of test kits. So I am given meds to treat pneumonia even though the doctor says, it isnt pneumonia. Next I called Ardmore Family Medicine after leaving my primary doctor. They told me the same thing as the ER just go home quarantine yourself, no tests available, you do not qualify. Came home and slept till the next day. March 26th didn't think it was possible but I woke up feeling worse, called the CDC and was told to call Oklahoma Health Department. They advised me to call Arbuckle Family Clinic because they should be able to get me tested. Told the receptionist my symptoms and was put on hold. Then told to leave a message, they called back at 12 told me to be there by 12:30 to get tested. I called when I arrived at the front door. Three different nurses walk past my car parked at the front entrace before anyone asked if I was okay. By this time I was having serious respiratory distress. I was to the point that my speech was slurred and my hands were clenched shut. They took me in and put me in an isolation room at the ER. The doctor said they were going to test me for everything I was tested for the previous day. Possibly even a cat-scan! They also did a chest x-ray and took blood for lab work. Next they started me on an IV because I was so dehydrated. My fever had broke the night before and was only 97.4. My O2 levels were slightly low, off and on, and my heart rate was very low at times, the buzzer even went off a few times when it would drop under 50 but no one came to see the moniter. I understood, I wouldnt want to be around me either! In total I spent five-and-a-half hours in the hospital at the ER, still after everything came back negative I was denied a covid-19 test because I did not qualify for the testing. Still having trouble breathing I was sent home but not before the doctor advised to me that I'm not the only one who they sent home, he could think of five patients he had seen that very day that should have been tested but there just were not tests available. I come home feeling utterly defeated thinking about all the people who have been around the past week. About my family, about my friends, my children, my spouse all of them. March 28th Now everyone in my household is starting to show symptoms. My husband who is here and off work to take care of the children since I have been unable to do so is now running a high fever and struggling to breathe normally. My daughter is still having issues, still fever off and on, vomiting we cannot control, she can't keep anything down. And two of our boys are now showing symptoms of a dry cough, fever, sore throat, and a headache. People need to know what is going on here, people need to know that there are entire families that have symptoms that are not being tested. I know by the time that we get testing available for everyone it'll be too late. It is spreading because the "numbers" are not accurate!
The Thomas family is out on the hunt 👀 Update: 139 for our hunt
I saw this on Facebook and wanted to share. Please let the 2020 class know that all Davis High School Alumni loves them and somehow we will make it up to them. God Bless Jerry
Any reported cases of Covid19 in Murray County?
We have ours up! Happy hunting 👀
Sulphur Walmart has toilet paper, diapers, formula, and bottled water now
For the safety and health of others and myself can the please stop burning stuff in the mountains it's making me and my family sick