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  • Stranded: Backpacking trek by Boy Scouts affected by weather

    March 18, 2014

  • ERDA releases first step in regional water plan

    Enid Regional Development Alliance has released the framework and mission statement for a months-long study that will set the region’s water agenda.

    March 13, 2014

  • Up then Down Anadarko tops Ada in tense Class 4A State Tournament win

    A relentless Anadarko defense and the offensive firepower of junior Ashley Beatty proved too much to overcome for an Ada High girls team that had a gold ball in its sights.

    March 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gabi becomes youngest champ at chili cook-off

    In the end, the sparkling eyes, the ear-to-ear grin framed by blonde hair and the pre-schooler’s cheery voice beckoning grownups to try her entry proved a winning combination.
    And, oh, the chili wasn’t bad, either.

    March 12, 2014

  • Thomsen: State would benefit from film crew revenues

    A state senator and representative were guests in Ada at a Chamber of Commerce legislative luncheon at the Pontotoc Technology Center Friday.

    March 12, 2014

  • Ingenuity keeps Cowboys in ‘Race’

    Ranch work is equal parts animal care, land management and jack-of-all-trades Western engineering.
    That experience came in handy for the McCoy brothers during the third episode of Season 24 of “The Amazing Race,” the CBS-TV reality series. The brothers put t

    March 11, 2014

  • 3-9 latta celebrates.jpg Latta team holds off Haworth

    Eleven months and three weeks or so ago, the Latta Panthers were battling Haworth in a Class 2A State championship game. Latta fans won’t soon forget handing out that 58-41 shellacking to win the gold ball.
    Friday’s night’s rematch in a 2A Area Tournament title tilt inside Byng’s Bill Koller Fieldhouse was much closer.

    March 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • 3-9 ada celebrate crop.jpg Lady Cougars stop No. 1 Fort Gibson in overtime

    The Ada Lady Cougars rolled into Friday night’s area championship game holding opponents to less than 32 points per game in the playoffs. Fort Gibson was averaging 67 ppg in its impressive playoff run.
    When push came to shove for the area championship with a state tournament trip on the line, it was Ada’s defense that prevailed.
    The fifth-ranked Lady Cougars upset the top-ranked Lady Tigers 33-30 in an overtime thriller to punch their ticket to this week’s Class 4A State Tournament.

    March 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • American Ninja/dad/firefighter

    Ada firefighter Danny Manuel wants to be the top Ninja warrior on NBC’s popular American Ninja Warrior television show.
    He is anxiously awaiting word on whether he has been selected as one of the contestants for this year’s show.
    He went through this same process last year but was never contacted.
    Just like Charlie Brown on the mound in a rainstorm, Manuel keeps training and hoping for the best, even when nobody’s watching.
    In the meantime, Manuel, who turns 40 this month, is preparing as if he’ll get the call for what promises to be another strenuous competition in 2014.

    March 8, 2014

  • Honoring Chris Lane

    One by one, they stopped playing or coaching and walked past the media to talk about Chris Lane.
    Guess you could say he was on everybody’s mind Wednesday, especially the 40 or so players from Redlands Community College and East Central University.

    March 6, 2014

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