Minco-Union City Times

Hometown Cowboys win season opener 16-7

Saturday, September 19, 2020 was a late start date for the Oklahoma State Cowboy football season. COVID-19 had changed the landscape of everything in our community.  Unless you came in together, everyone in the stands and press box at Boone Pickens Stadium were six feet apart, masks on. That did not damper the spirits of…

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Blessing Box sponsored for Union City

A nonprofit organization, Oklahoma blessing boxes, unveiled the location for its newest blessing box: Union City.  A Facebook post by the organization thanks Renae McGregor for sponsoring this box located at City Hall, located at 101 Elm Ave in Union City.  “This is your community blessing box!” The post reads. “Let’s help them STOCK this…

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Grady County Deputy Weighs in on Road Rage

Road rage and aggressive driving are essentially one in the same. In my professional opinion, road rage is a decision, a bad and sometimes deadly decision.  Studies indicate that more than half of all drivers in the United States have at some point engaged in road rage in some form. Accidents stemming from road rage…

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Fatality Collision in Grady County leads to Manslaughter charge

Regan Brent Stephens, 58, is currently in jail in Grady County for Manslaughter In the First Degree, after a fatality collision in Minco that resulted in the death of Bethany Meyers January 8. Failing to properly negotiate a section of US 81, Stephens attempted to pass two vehicles at once when he struck the northbound…

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Minco’s Honey Festival coming up Saturday

Saturday’s Honey Festival will feature a number of attractions, from tours of the local honey plant, cotton gin, and wind farm, to the annual honey bake-off, chance to meet Santa, carriage rides, and much more. KIDS TRACTOR PULL One traditional Honey Festival event is the kids’ tractor pull which is a more serious competition than…

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Bulletcatcher

I joined the Air Force about 17 years ago, but I grew up with dreams of becoming a Marine. I changed my mind because my Air Force recruiter was savvy. I told him when I sat down that I wanted to be a Marine, so he unexpectedly tossed me a 20mm shell he had on…

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Union City Fire Chief David Jones named 2019’s Citizen of the Year

The Union City Lion’s Club has honored Fire Chief David Jones as the 2019 Citizen of the Year. Mr. Jones serves the city as a first responder, water superintendent, animal control officer, and safety training coordinator, and also supervises the city’s maintenance work crew. The Lion’s Club serves the community by supporting the school’s Academic Awards…

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Union City volleyball has an undefeated week

By Hayden Frampton Sports Editor   Union City volleyball won all four games last week including one against No. 3 ranked Cement. The Lady Tigers traded one streak for another. Coming into their first game of the week against Amber-Pocasset they had lost five of their last six and they managed to turn that around…

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Lady Bulldogs are showing a killer mentality

By Hayden Frampton Sports Editor Minco softball seems to be on a mission after the week they’ve had. With four games on the schedule the Lady Bulldogs outscored all opponents 48-3. Their record now sits at 19-2 with no signs of slowing up just yet. A team that was expected to be somewhat unfamiliar to…

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