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Tuttle Rodeo Aug. 5 and 6

In its thirty-fourth installment, the Annual Tuttle Rodeo will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5 and 6 at Schrock Park. Action will begin each evening at 8 p.m. Racers, ropers and riders will compete for cash prizes, buckles and bragging rights. Cost of admission will be $10 at the gate for adults, $5 for…

Tuttle firefighter hit in car wreck suffers extensive damage

Thursday morning, July 21, just before sunrise, Tuttle firefighter Montana Clark was T-boned by an SUV while driving from Mustang to Tuttle heading south on Highway 4 at the corner of 4 and Sw 89th Street. The vehicle crashed into Clark’s car driverside, resulting in numerous injuries to the hometown hero. Clark is suffering from…

Don’t Let Losers Win

There have been a lot of tragedies lately, and that does make me sad. I’m a good-news person. I’m more likely to read the portion of a newspaper featuring a dog show rather than one featuring a mass homicide. I don’t want to read about terrible things, especially when they happened far away. Lately, that’s…

Tuttle mascot back on the prowl

By Jayson Knight Managing Editor Murphy Cornwell has taken over the role of Tony the Tiger in preparation for the upcoming Tuttle school year. The Tuttle Tigers’ mascot has been on hiatus the last two years, but the Tuttle junior said she intends to bring the character back on the field with “enthusiasm, sportsmanship and…

Miss Tuttle to be decided Aug. 13

Tuttle will look for its fairest young ladies to compete in the 2016 Tuttle Fair’s Miss Tuttle pageant Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13. Girls entering their freshman through senior years of high school, living in or attending Tuttle Public Schools, are eligible to compete for Miss Tuttle Fair. Kaydn Ann Estes was named Miss…

Jarwin Named to Mackey Award Preseason Watch List

STILLWATER – The Friends of John Mackey have released the 2016 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List, with Oklahoma State Cowboy back Blake Jarwin included as one of the 45 players on the list. The award is given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end, and Jarwin qualifies as a Cowboy back, which is…

Armed man fatally shot by police in south Grady County

Grady County Sheriff Jim Weir spoke at a press conference in Chickasha Thursday about an officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of 65-year-old Grady County resident Thomas Vandemark. The call came in from two miles outside Rush Springs and responding deputy Terry Alexander requested aid from Rush Springs PD to shorten response time. According…

Tuttle gym hosts world class grappler Matheus Andre

Scott Landis first welcomed Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor Matheus Andre, a Graciefighter black belt, to Tuttle seven years ago for a seminar at Landis’s Apex Martial Arts Academy. Landis also is a Graciefighter blackbelt. He’s had Andre in many times to Tuttle. “Back then, he didn’t speak a word of English,” Landis said Thursday at his…

Tuttle man arrested for abuse, burglary

A Tuttle man was arrested for domestic violence in the presence of a minor and Burglary II early Sunday morning in Tuttle. After allegedly hitting his wife in the head with a cell phone, 31-year-old Allen E. Wise III was found inside an abandoned residence he is charged with entering unlawfully. At about 3:30 a.m.…

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More than a print shop

Rodney French is not shy about sharing his story of shortcomings and failures in life. And, the owner of French’s Printing, located at 408 E Main Street in Tuttle isn’t afraid to share his story of faith which he has been doing with juvenile and adult inmates in Canadian County, Center Point, the Carver Center…

Grady County residents encouraged to dispose of old medicine

By Traci Chapman, Staff Writer As Oklahoma continues to battle the abuse of prescription medication, events like April 28’s National Take Back Day provide resources allowing everyone in the community to take part in that effort, Julia Cochran says. “I think this is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the prescription disposal boxes in Grady…

Fillmore crowned Mrs. Oklahoma International 2018

Choctaw native passes crown to current resident Jennifer Fillmore, of Choctaw, has been named Mrs. Oklahoma International 2018 and will go on to compete for the title of Mrs. International 2018 during the final competition in Charleston, West Virgina this July. Fillmore, 39, was crowned Mrs. Oklahoma International earlier this month and will go on…

Disney Dreams Really Do Come True

All her life, Tuttle native Ally Campbell has loved Disney. Since before she can remember, she has been to Disney World many, many times.  Mostly because of her mother, Lori Campbell, Ally has been to Main Street USA, Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida, and watched numerous parades march down Main Street. “One day,” she dreamed, “this…

Oklahoma celebrates 40 years of Star Wars

Over the past four decades, the Star Wars film series has been an overwhelming success capable of captivating viewers of all ages. Since its May 25,1977 debut fans of the American epic space opera franchise can be found everywhere, and July 21-23 those fans showed up in force for a new festival in Oklahoma City. The inaugural Center…

Tuttle youth participate in Northern District Fair

By Jayson Knight, Managing Editor Amber hosted the latest Northern District Fair Friday and Saturday at Amber-Pocasset High School. The event rotates annually between Minco, Tuttle and Amber with Tuttle up next in 2017. The fair features competitions within agriculture, the many aspects of 4-H, and a pageant. The fair began Friday morning with judges…

Tuttle man celebrates 100th birthday

Harold McCarthey made it to 100 years old last week and celebrated at First Baptist Church in Tuttle, joined by more than 100 friends and family members. When informed that 140 people attended the party Sunday, McCarthey responded, “140? Jiminy! I didn’t know I know’d that many people. Holy cow! 140 people! Yeah, that thing…

Chamber and Tuttle Education Foundation show appreciation to Tuttle teachers

Oklahoma teachers are up against severe budget cuts again this year, but the Tuttle Area Chamber of Commerce gave Tuttle teachers something to look forward to with their Third Annual Teacher Appreciation Breakfast at Snow Hill Baptist Thursday, Aug. 18. The Tuttle Education Foundation joined the chamber in hosting this year’s event which welcomed more…

2016 Little Miss Tuttle Contestants

This year’s Little Miss Tuttle Pageant will be held at at the Elementary Cafeteria instead of the football field. The Little Miss Tuttle Contest will begin at 7 p.m. at the Tuttle Elementary Cafeteria and the Miss Tuttle Pageant will follow. Winners of the pageants will be named after the cake auction Saturday evening, which…

Miss Tuttle Fair 2016 Contestants

Tuttle will host the 2016 Miss Tuttle Fair pageant, following the Little Miss Tuttle pageant which is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. at the Tuttle Elementary Cafeteria. There will be a crowning Saturday evening following the annual Cake Auction, which is set to begin at 7:30 p.m.   Miss Tuttle Fair 2015 Kaydn Estes…

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