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Civil rights icon honored with Clara Luper Day

Community members gathered at Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center last Thursday to celebrate the memory of a civil rights icon and former teacher in the Choctaw School District. Clara Luper is credited with beginning the Oklahoma desegregation sit-in movement, that inspired others across the country. The Dunjee teacher led a group of 14 black students…

Spencer’s ready for spring planting season

By Jeff Harrison Staff Writer HARRAH – Mother Nature has taken Oklahoma on a roller coaster ride this year. Dry and windy conditions have sparked wildfires in the western part of the state, while several days of record low temperatures have kept many people indoors. But signs of spring are finally here. Nowhere is that…

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Lady Bombers confidence growing

Not all wins are equal. Just ask the Midwest City softball team. A mid-season victory over defending state champion Mustang provided a jolt of confidence for the Lady Bombers last year. Standout pitcher Mikayla Poe returned from injury shortly after. And in a matter of weeks, the Lady Bombers transformed from a sub .500 squad to a dark horse in regionals. While Midwest City…

Lady Titans softball not slowing down

Most softball coaches would cringe at the thought of having to replace four starters, including three who are now playing at Division I schools. But Carl Albert coach Colin White isn’t worried. He’s actually expecting bigger and better things from his team this fall. “We lost quite a bit, but I don’t think we’ll lose a step,”White. “I expect…

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