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Project helps fight childhood obesity

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In the battle against childhood obesity, Oklahoma State University Extension is helping students in the Westville Public School District develop safer walking and biking routes to school.

Jessie Garcia, Oklahoma State University Extension educator, High Obesity Program, spearheaded the Safe Routes to School project in Adair County. She said the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s Wellness Profile indicates the childhood obesity rate in the county is 51.3 percent, significantly higher than the state’s average of 36.5 percent.

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Couple to celebrate 60th anniversary

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Martin and Lanoy Peters of Okarche are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.

Martin C. Peters and Lanoy A. Bolin were married Jan. 27, 1961, at Bible Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Ervin officiating.

Peters graduated from Okarche High School in 1956 and Lanoy graduated from El Reno High School in 1962.

Peters was employed with OG&E for 36 years, started his own roofing business and retired to farming. Lanoy worked in banking for 36 years and has also retired to farming.

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Maple School A/B Honor Roll

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Maple A/B Honor Roll students, front row from left, Kallie Parra, Katie Ellis, Levi Bass, Eric Niles, Chandon Porter, Daughtry Swigart, Joshua Bass, Zoey Pawnee, Brennan Ayers, Hunter Lorenzen, Presley Swigart and Rowdy Penwright; middle row, Aydan Steffler, Ashtyn Stokes, Clayton Hudson, Everleigh Sears, Ashlyn Hardy, Waylon Baker, Terrance Kaulaity, Kennedy Arnold, Tannah Ferguson, Cheyenne Kubicek, Ethan Brooks, Karis Racca and Graham Phillips; back row, Leighton Wedman, Aspen Burns, Harper Looper, Luke Harris, Maelee Moss, Kizer Brewster, Gavin Tinsley, Bailey Schmidt, Caely Carnott, Br

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December Citizenship

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Pictured are Maple School’s December Citizenship Award winners, front row from left, Liam Langley, pre-kindergarten, Levi Bass, third grade, Charlee Charmasson, first grade, and Kinsley Racca, kindergarten; back row, John Prince, second grade, Ellie Shamblin, sixth grade, Kizer Brewster, eighth grade, Bella Hart, seventh grade, and Rhett Davis, fourth grade. Not pictured: Emma Brothers, fifth grade. (Courtesy photo)

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Maple November Citizenship

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Pictured are Maple School’s November Citizenship Award winners, front row from left, Legend Gatz, pre-kindergarten, Taylor Dill, kindergarten, and Bryson Brandley, first grade; back row, Audrey Eisenhour, third grade, Pierson Brandley, sixth grade, Davin Shamblin, eighth grade, Quinn Charmasson, fourth grade, and Ethan Brooks, fifth grade. Not pictured: Caroline Phillips, second grade, and Lidy Novak, seventh grade. (Courtesy photo)

RCC releases honor rolls for fall semester

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Redlands Community College recently announced students named to the college’s honor rolls for the fall 2020 semester.

Students listed on the President’s Honor Roll have completed 12 or more credit hours and have earned a GPA of not less than 3.8, with no grade less than a B – excluding 0-level courses.

The Vice President’s Honor Roll recognizes students who have completed 12 or more hours of coursework and have earned a GPA of 3.5 to 3.79, with no grade less than a C – excluding 0-level courses.

Ranch Rodeo sets date for CHF fundraiser event

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The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association’s (OCA) Ranch Rodeo has a close relationship with the Children’s Hospital Foundation (CHF) that spans 23 years and entails raising more than $553,500. 

The OCA Ranch Rodeo involves 12 Oklahoma ranch teams that compete in five different events depicting real life activities that happen on the ranch.  The event has affectionately been called “Cowboys Helping Kids” because of the long-standing relationship with Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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Maple School A Honor Roll

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Pictured are Maple students listed on the A Honor Roll, front row from left,, front row from left, Halle Hunt, Audrey Eisenhour, Stoney Baker, Grady Menz, Gavin Basler, Rhett Davis, Hayden Rosholt, Zuri Lewis and Karalynn Ellis; middle row, Kaelynn Racca, Ayden Troncoso, Kassidy Ferguson, Raquel Seymour, Halli Ferguson, Jackson Arnold, Garett Moss, Dominic Steinbruck, Lexi Richardson, Lane Hudson and Tace Tech; back row, Easton Schmidt, Lexi Porter, Pierson Brandley, Skylar Ayers, Davin Shamblin, Brantlie Charmasson, Maddie Moss, Emercyn Looper, Presley Bilderback, Ellie Shamblin and Quinn