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Miami off-duty nurse credited with saving woman’s life

An area health care worker is being praised for saving a woman’s life while off-duty. Shyanne Brandon, B.S.N., RN, was recently honored by INTEGRIS Health Miami Hospital Chief Executive Jonas Rabel for the life-saving measures she performed while attending as a guest at an employee appreciation event hosted by the Miami Nation’s Prairie Sun and Prairie Moon Casinos.
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Off-Duty nurse saves the life of an Oklahoma woman

MIAMI, Okla. – An Ottawa County nurse was recently honored after her heroic efforts saved the life of a woman who nearly drowned. Shyanne Brandon, an INTEGRIS Health Miami Hospital nurse, witnessed a near-drowning incident on July 11 while she was off-duty. She promptly began administering medical aid until emergency medical services arrived on the scene.
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Miami man indicted by Grand Jury for alleged child porn violations

A man from Miami is charged in federal court with receiving, distributing and possessing child sexual abuse material. 22-year old Chrystian Edward Willams was indicted for “Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography.”. The depictions involved at least one pre-pubescent minor younger than age 12.

Jr Golf Youth-Adult Scramble winners

The Columbus Recreation Junior Golf Program hosted a youth/adult scramble, Thursday, at the Brush Creek Golf Course. Members of the Junior Golf Program invited an adult to compete with them in the scramble format tournament. Seven places were awarded in three flights of competition. Junior Golfers and their partners earning a top-seven place are pictured above by flight. The tournament concluded…

Ribbon Cutting - ATMS Consulting

A ribbon cutting was held for new Chamber member Rob Cunningham with ATMS Consulting by the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors on Thursday, August 4 at the Chamber office. One of the newest members of the Chamber, Rob is in the credit card processing fees business as a broker and would love to help you save money on your fees. Rob is a great guy and is quickly becoming engaged in our community in several positive ways. He is already active on our Retail Committee and is one of our Ambassadors. With over 10 years in the business, Rob can find the perfect processor for your business with over 100 different choices to save you money on your monthly fees. He has a 98% retention rate and offers plans with no contract fees, no batch fees, no communication fees, no authorization fees, no data fees, no statement fees, and no equipment costs.

Walking for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People

MIAMI, Okla. — A Navajo woman is walking across the country to raise awareness about a heartbreaking reality. On Monday, Seraphine Warren was in Northeast Oklahoma to bring attention to the hundreds of missing and murdered indigenous women. It became a passion for her after her aunt, 63-year-old Ella Mae Begay, went missing in June of last year.
Ozark Sports Zone

2022 Fall Preview: Seneca Volleyball

Seneca volleyball returns a strong core of five upperclassmen from last season’s team that won 14 matches. At the head of the returning group are senior Parker Long and junior Jera Jameson. Each earned honorable mention all-conference honors last year. Long, who will likely play outside hitter and defensive...

August 8 Random Observations Of The Grand Lake Bum

We had a perfect Grand Lake weather weekend to prepare everybody for heading back to school this week – and everybody was here to enjoy it! The First Friday Wine Share brought lots of new visitors to the new businesses at The Layk Schoolhouse on Monkey Island Friday – and the annual Run a Monkey Golf Tournament at Shangri-La was the usual full-of-fun weekend for golfers while boaters enjoyed the float-up movie event at Marina Del Rey. I couldn’t find a Cobalt sticker to put on my ol’ Scarab, so I didn’t get in on the Cobalt owners’ festivities at Arrowhead, but I did manage to sponge some food & beverages off of Kevin McClure & his gang during the Hi-Lift Marina/Grand Lake Boat Sales Customer Appreciation fun. School may be starting, but we’re not slowing down the fun any at Grand Lake! The coming weekend is even bigger!!

Labette County Commissioners To Meet In Special Session

Labette County Commission Chair Lonie Addis has called a special session for this Friday, August 12th at 9 am. The Board will meet in the commission room at the Courthouse in Oswego. Addis expects most of the meeting to be in closed session, but there is the possibility of decisions...

Weekend Wrap (August 6 & 7)

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Kan. – Authorities are looking for a Grove, Oklahoma man who reportedly gave children candy and got personal information. Click here to read more. Body discovered at long-abandoned farmhouse in Carytown, Jasper County Sheriff’s Detectives investigate. JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — About 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon reports...

Claudie Blunk, Quapaw, Okla.

Claudie Monroe Blunk, 72, of Quapaw, Okla., died Friday, August 5, 2022 at his home. Born August 22, 1950 in Picher, Okla., Claudie was the son of Lewis and Geneva (Gilbert) Blunk. They preceded him in death. Claudie was also preceded in death by his brother Eddie Blunk and sister Viola Crouch. He had lived in the Picher and Quapaw, Okla. area most of his life. He attended Picher- Cardin High School. He had worked for Newell Coach in Miami, Okla. for 28 years. Claudie served in the United States Army during Vietnam.