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Trump supporters hold MAGA parades

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Trump Trains are picking up steam and rolling all across Oklahoma. A Trump Train is a large parade of vehicles waving, honking horns and flying flags in support of President Donald J. Trump. The events are organized by members of the Facebook group #Drivefor45 Oklahoma. The town of Tuttle is set…

Offensive Line Pushes Through Plainview

Last Friday the Tuttle Tigers made the long haul down to Plainview to take on the Indians on their home turf. It’s was a hot, humid day but as the sun went down it started to look and feel like a great night for football. Planview got the ball first and both teams trying to…

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…

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…

Sheriff & TPD shoot down more rumors surrounding COVID-19

Grady County Sheriff Jim Weir is dispelling rumors again this week after several people began asking if martial law had been declared. Sheriff Weir and other county officials dealt with a couple of false flags before the coronavirus ever hit Grady County. District 1 County Commissioner Michael Walker responded to those situations, saying “During our Commissioners’ meeting, we…

Small businesses not immune to COVID-19’s terrible toll

With research and responsibility, Cory Rose put safety precautions in place before there were any cases of the coronavirus in Oklahoma. Rose, owner/operator at Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts, was tracking the coronavirus for weeks. He noticed COVID-19’s disastrous impact on the stock market, and began preparing for the virus’s arrival. “I was tracking this from…

Officials ask for help as pandemic impacts blood drives, donations

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer As confirmed COVID-19 cases and the number of resulting deaths continue to rise, the pandemic is also taking a toll on other medical efforts, efforts that if not maintained could put more people at risk, officials say. Key among those was blood donation activities, which have taken a serious hit…

GCSO Investigators solved vandalism case in less than two days

An elderly woman living in Bridge Creek was in Houston, Texas getting cancer treatment when eight children out of a group of ten, aged 9 to 12 years old, ransacked, vandalized, and destroyed her home. The homeowner is currently living with a family member, and her family has begun fundraising via Facebook. So far, 10…

WELCOME MAT: Girls varsity wrestling will be sanctioned statewide for the first time next year & Coach Surber is already aiming for excellence

Tuttle Wrestling has become synonymous with resiliency, determination, and domination within the 4A ranks, and far beyond. Tuttle Wrestling fans cheered the program on to its 12th straight state title Saturday at the OKC Fairgrounds, further extending its record-setting legacy. Tuttle Head Wrestling Coach Matt Surber said Monday that he wants girls’ wrestling to soon add…

Subscribe to the Tuttle Times today and help the Tuttle Library

The Tuttle Times and the Tuttle Library are teaming up to help the library retain its current part-time librarian Vivian Sloan. Subscribing or renewing a subscription to The Tuttle Times will net the library $12, thanks to an anonymous donor. An annual subscription costs $26. With this mutually beneficial effort, we have decided to donate…

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National Paintless Dent Repair testing and certification coming to state

By Van Mitchell Mark Wright, who has over 40 years of experience in the auto body repair business, says when Oklahoma gets hit by hail storms, out-of-state Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) technicians come to town setting up temporary shops, with little to no oversight. He says there needs to be a national certification for all…

Grady County held Back the Blue Walk over the weekend

 Hundreds of people gathered Saturday morning at Grady County Fairgrounds for a Back The Blue Walk that was two miles long. The event began with musical numbers from The Sister Duo, speeches from local law enforcement, and speeches made by prominent supporters. Grady County Deputy Shayne Melton was a lead coordinator for the event, and…

Trump supporters hold MAGA parades

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher Trump Trains are picking up steam and rolling all across Oklahoma. A Trump Train is a large parade of vehicles waving, honking horns and flying flags in support of President Donald J. Trump. The events are organized by members of the Facebook group #Drivefor45 Oklahoma. The town of Tuttle is set…

Offensive Line Pushes Through Plainview

Last Friday the Tuttle Tigers made the long haul down to Plainview to take on the Indians on their home turf. It’s was a hot, humid day but as the sun went down it started to look and feel like a great night for football. Planview got the ball first and both teams trying to…

Jeepers Back the Blue

All-Jeep convoy rolls through communities in support of law enforcement officers   By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher     A local group of Jeep enthusiasts are rolling through towns honking horns and waving flags in support of law enforcement. Jeepers Back the Blue is a an organization of multiple Jeep clubs that get together to support…

New restaurant opening soon in Tuttle

By Steve Coulter Co-Publisher A new barbecue restaurant is set to open soon at 151 East Main Street in Tuttle. B-Ray’s BBQ will convert from a food truck operation to a brick and mortar sit down family style restaurant. “We’re going to have all smoked meat. We’ll be doing brisket, pulled pork, ribs, sausages, hot…

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…

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…

EOPA 2020 registration now open

Eastern Oklahoma Performance Academy open to all school age children   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   Choctaw High School is home to the state’s most awarded high school theatre program, and each summer aspiring performers from around the state have the opportunity to train with some of the best in the business right here…

Wheat harvesters hoping for dry conditions to persist

Kyle Osborn, location manager for Tuttle Grain, spoke about the wheat harvest underway throughout the nation recently. He says it’s been nothing out of the ordinary. “It’s just been the normal harvest. Nothing out of the ordinary,” he said. “Usually it goes about three or four weeks or so. It’s starts around June 1st and…

Area Sports

‘Girls of the Month’ announced

Nicoma Park-Choctaw Business Women’s Club makes this year’s selections By Maxine Wheelan Staff Writer The Nicoma Park Choctaw Business Women’s Club recently held a tea for the “Girls of the Month” and their sponsors as follows: Misses: January, Grace Maples, Sponsor Sue Moore; February,Isabel Baker, Sponsor Nanci Noakes; March, Makiya Carter, Sponsor Barbara Davidson; April,…

The Aesthetics Place MedSpa expands services

Last spring, Tanja Pittman, a Nurse Practitioner, was like other businesses owners across Oklahoma facing uncertainty due to the COVID-19 shutdown. She followed recommendations from the CDC and closed her business as it was determined to be “non-essential”.  Not knowing what to expect or how long her business would be affected, she and her staff…

Harris notches 50th start for Titans

By John Martin Staff Writer LAWTON – Ben Harris had his 50th consecutive start as the Titan quarterback, continued his mastery over Lawton Ike Friday night, leading Carl Albert to a rather pedestrian 31-0 victory over the Eagles at Cameron Stadium. In his four-year career against Lawton Ike, Ben has enjoyed 49-0, 56-8 and 62-0…

Midwest City showing true colors for Veterans Day

Residents, business owners encouraged to fly flags this week for Veterans Day By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Midwest City will not get to honor veterans with a parade this Veterans Day. But residents and business owners can show their support by decking the city in red, white and blue this week. The City of Midwest…

Volleyball players earn all-state honors

Carl Albert’s Hunter and Choctaw’s Thomas named to all-state team By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon A pair of local high school volleyball players received all-state honors. Carl Albert’s Marlee Hunter and Choctaw’s Josie Thomas were both named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State volleyball team. The seniors will represent the Large West squad in…

Mid-Del softball players earn season honors

Carl Albert’s Rogers named player of the year By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Several Mid-Del softball players received postseason honors. Carl Albert, Midwest City and Del City had players named to the district, conference, and region teams. Carl Albert Carl Albert earned numerous awards following another successful season. The Titans finished state runner-up in…

Bombers district title hopes fade in loss to Stillwater

Walker runs for four TDs By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City had a chance to get in the driver’s seat in the District 6A-II-1 standings on Friday night. But Stillwater left them in the dust. The Bombers (5-2, 4-1) spent much of the night chasing Stillwater running back Qwontrel Walker and never got…

Veterans Day events planned for Midwest City

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City will not have a parade on Veterans Day, but residents will have a couple of chances to show their support to those who served. Local veterans will celebrate the birthday of the Marines Corp with a flag raising ceremony at noon on Nov. 10. The event will…

Midwest City mask order continues

City Council removes expiration date for public mask order, sets 5% positivity rate goal By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Midwest City’s public mask order will remain in place. The city council last week unanimously approved extending the emergency order until the testing positivity rate is 5% or less in Oklahoma County for two consecutive…

Mid-Del returning to in-person instruction

By Tonya Little Contributing Writer Students in Mid-Del Schools will be returning to the classroom next week. The Mid-Del School Board held a special meeting last Thursday to consider changes to the district’s Return-to-Learn Plan. Teachers stood near the street of the administration building holding signs expressing their desires to keep to the original plan.…

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