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Interview: Rush Springs Watermelon Queen Previews Upcoming Festival

RUSH SPRINGS, Okla. (KSWO) - Rush Springs has been known for its annual Watermelon Festival since 1948, and for a good reason. 7News spoke with Taylor Abbott, the current Rush Springs Watermelon Queen, about this week’s festival festivities, her time as Watermelon Queen, how she acquired the role, and her favorite part of the festival.
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New Hope to hold watermelon festival

New Hope Church of Carnegie will be holding its first Watermelon Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20, from noon until 2 p.m. Music for the event will be provided by the worship team of Fresh Anointing Church out of El Reno. Juicy watermelon slices that have been grown locally at Triple...

Fletcher families say cemetery made mistakes on plot placements

Fletcher, Okla. (KOKH) — Several families buried loved ones at Fletcher Cemetery say there is a mistake with their families burial placement. When Aimee Lowery's daughter was killed in a car wreck, Lowery bought three plots next to her. Lowery now says another person is buried there. Aimee Lowery...

Allow for 102,000-square-foot recycling middle wins Elgin planning/zoning fee advice – Chicago Tribune

An digital recycling enterprise is looking for Elgin approval to maneuver right into a 102,000-square-foot industrial constructing close to Interstate 90 and Route 31. Evterra Recycling, which handles surplus and out of date electronics for Fortune 100 firms, desires to open a facility at 300 Company Drive within the Fox River Enterprise Heart however wants a conditional use allow from the town, senior planner Damir Latinovic informed the Planning and Zoning Fee Monday night time.

‘I was no longer allowed to use my name’

ANADARKO – Brought Plenty was sitting in her South Dakota day school one morning when two white men entered the building, grabbed her arms and hauled her out to a car. Plenty, who was about 6 at the time, said she does not remember the ride to Pierre Indian School in Pierre, South Dakota. But she has vivid memories of what happened when she arrived.

Free Charity Car Show & Toy Drive

Amber Pocasset Christmas for kids. Sunday September 25th 2022, 2-6pm at 100 Chastain Ave, Amber, OK 73004. Open Car Show Free, Donations and Toys Welcome, Benefiting Kinds in Grady County, There will be Jungle Ice Sno Cones and MMM Burgers on hand. First Responders Touch a Truck, Goody Bags for your donations until gone, A door prize ticket for every Minimum $10 donation made.

City Hosts Water Drive for Public Safety Employees

The City of Chickasha announced today that they are hosting a water drive benefitting their public safety departments. Fire, police and public works employees work long hours in the heat, and staying hydrated is critical to being able to safely provide services to citizens.  “Our officers, especially in this heat,...