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Obituary – Edna Shirley (Copeland Crow)

Edna Shirley (Copeland) Crow, 99, passed from this life July 24. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Copeland, she was born July 22, 1921, in Paris, Texas. She attended school in Texas and graduated from West Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree followed by a master’s degree. She was a leader in high…

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Yukon sales tax report provides surprising results

July’s sales tax report from the Oklahoma Tax Commission contained a pleasant surprise for Yukon city officials. However, the city manager said he isn’t convinced the city is out of the woods just yet. According to the sales tax report, Yukon received $2,105,615 in sales tax revenue in July. That is up more than $70,000…

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Schools finalize plans for new year

Yukon parents will have multiple options for their children who will be returning to class this fall. They will be able to choose whether to send their students back to traditional school 100 percent of the time, go through online course or a combination of the two, called blended learning. In addition, the district unveiled…

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Obituary – James Allen Watson

James Allen Watson, 34, died June 13. He was born Feb. 8, 1986, in Chickasha. He was a graduate of Yukon High School and worked as a custom welder. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mitchell and Linda Housh. Survivors include three sisters, Emily Yanda, Kaitlyn Niles and McKenzie Case; and grandmother, Nancy…

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Eateries reopen dining rooms under COVID-19 guidelines

For many local eateries, Friday marked a return to business – almost – as usual. “It has a different feel,” said Jeff Havern, a managing partner of Primo’s Italian Restaurant in Yukon. Primo’s was one of several restaurants to reopen on Friday, after Gov. Kevin Stitt announced on April 22 that restaurants would be allowed…

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COVID-19 testing site planned

Canadian County residents who are concerned they might be infected with the coronavirus will have an opportunity to be tested on Wednesday. The Canadian County Health Department said it will host a drive-through testing site at the Yukon Middle School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be conducted using swabs. Participants will…

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Area churches vary in reopening plans

Yukon-area churches are taking various approaches to reopening, ranging from having in-person services last Sunday to not specifying when they’ll return to their sanctuaries. Regardless of their specific plans, pastors said they’re taking precautions against the spread of COVID-19. TRINITY BAPTIST Starting Sunday, Trinity Baptist Church added a third service live and online, the Rev.…

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