Faculty members and staffers at Deep Rock Elementary welcomed students back to school by donning fedoras and a “detective” look.
By Jim Perry
The goal is to hire “local people,” one of the organizers of Tall Oak Midstream told a group of local people on Wednesday. Lindel Larison, chief operating officer and founding parter, and Tyson Williams, general counsel and director of financial planning and analysis, met with a group of about a dozen Cushing business men and women during breakfast at the Cushing Chamber of Commerce and Industry. They discussed the founding of their company — President and CEO Ryan Lewellyn and Chief Commercial Officer Carlos Evans talked it over during an Oklahoma City Thunder basketball game — earlier this year and its five core values: safety, commitment to communities, responsiveness and agility, integrity and transparency and excellence.
By Jim Perry
Her team was riding a three-game losing streak and had seen its won-lost record take a sizeable hit. But Nikki York was in no mood to panic. “I think the girls have a little bit of fire in them. We’re not playing bad ball,” she said Tuesday after Stillwater defeated Cushing 4-3 in high school fast-pitch softball. “Stillwater is a good club; that’s a good challenge for us. And we played good enough to win. “We made a couple of mistakes at the end that cost us. “I tell the girls it is better to make mistakes now instead of later.”
As York predicted, Class 4A’s tenth-ranked Cushing on Thursday rebounded and beat arch-rival Bristow 9-0 in a game at Cushing High School. They pounded out 13 hits and shored up their defense.
Roxie, a tri-color Dachshund mix, is the Cimarron Valley Humane Society’s Pet of the Week. She is about 2 years old and weighs 17 pounds. It takes Roxie a while to warm up to new people and situations but she is an affectionate, eager-to-please dog. She lovesgoing outside and playing in the grass but is mostly an indoor pet and will be a constant companion. Roxie is house-trained and is learning some basic commands. She gets along well with other dogs but has not been around cats. Roxie is spayed, up to date on shots, heartworm negative and microchipped.
By Trisha Gedon
Store shelves are packed with notebooks, crayons and pencils as Oklahoma students prepare to head back to the classroom. In fact, some students in the state have already started the new school year. Students will now trade trips to the pool and summer vacation for making sure they get their homework assignments complete. Laura Hubbs-Tait, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension parenting specialist, said homework is a vital part of the learning process. “Although students need to complete the work on their own, parental involvement is still quite important,” Hubbs-Tait said. “It’s important for parents to be involved in all aspects of their child’s education, even when it comes to homework assignments.