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Charles Cleman Cummings


Charles Cleman Cummings was born April 26, 1935 in Trousdale, Oklahoma to Virgil and Gurtha (Branscum) Cummings. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Roxanna Cummings; sisters, Doris Henthorne, Barbara Johnson, and Roberta Blackwood. He is survived by wife of 34 years, Marie (Wildman) Cummings; siblings, Kenneth Cummings of Emory, TX; Kathy Kelly…

Worth the wait: Kevin Ritter handed keys to drive Yukon boys basketball into new era

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Following the departure of head boys basketball coach Scott Raper, assistant coach Kevin Ritter saw an opportunity to elevate his career and become a head coach for the first time in his 15-year career. Ritter had been at Yukon for four years as an assistant under Raper and when Raper bolted for Bishop McGuinness several…

Southwest Covenant to graduate 15


Southwest Covenant will honor 15 seniors on Thursday during commencement exercises. There are four valedictorians in this year’s class. They are:  ·         Derek Bixler, the son of Dan and Amy Bixler. ·         Karleigh Brown, the daughter of Kenneth and Lynna Brown. ·         Cade Shaw, the son of David and Michelle Shaw ·         Chandin Smith, the…

Yukon hires Roy Wyckoff to lead girls hoops program


Roy Wyckoff was officially hired by Yukon Public Schools as its next head girls basketball coach on Monday morning at a special school board meeting. “I’m just very thankful,” Wyckoff said. “I’m very blessed to be a part of the Yukon family. Yukon is a special place and I am look forward to getting started.”…

A Yukon church focuses on inclusivity for all


Grace Church is a community-driven church that looks to change the perspective of those who have felt secluded or rejected from other churches in the past. Grace Church is an Episcopal church located at 720 S. Yukon Parkway. It began three years ago with the goal of being an all-inclusive, welcoming church that spreads love…

Yukon baseball: Cross Factor named to All-State team


Yukon High School graduate Cross Factor was named to the 2017 Large School West All-State Baseball Team this past weekend. “It’s a great honor,” Factor said. “This was a goal of mine going into the season along with winning a state championship. We got really close to the state title but it’s exciting getting named…

County emergency director gets off to stormy start


EL RENO – Troy Mead’s first couple of weeks as director of emergency management in Canadian County have been interesting. There have been lots of thunderstorms. Fortunately, the native of Derby, Kan., hasn’t seen a lot of damage. Mead’s started in his role May 10 after working for the Office of Veterans Affairs in Honolulu,…

Memorial Day Service to honor fallen heroes


Members of the Yukon American Legion and the Knights of Columbus will honor the community’s fallen heroes during a ceremony Monday. Richard Cacini, who is coordinating the event, said the annual Memorial Day Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at the Yukon Cemetery and will include the reading of the names of all of the…

Update – City Council meeting


The Yukon City Council has cancelled its special meeting that had been scheduled for tonight. The meeting was to discuss the 2018 fiscal year budget. The meeting, which had been set for both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, is being postponed due to Yukon High School’s graduation ceremony. The meeting on Wednesday will be held as…

Popovich, Spurs’ organization deserve majority of blame for LaMarcus Aldridge’s demise


Let me take you back to May of 2015. The San Antonio Spurs were coming off a disappointing first-round exit in the NBA Playoffs in a seven-game series with the Los Angeles Clippers and many “experts” around the league thought the Tim Duncan era was finally coming to an end in southwest Texas. After defying…

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