A new home for Preston EMS is on the way

POTTSBORO — After years of fundraising, the Preston Volunteer Emergency Services Foundation has finally raised the funds to construct a new EMS facility. When completed next fall, the new building will cut response times for Pottsboro and many other locations across the PVES coverage area.

Spiritual Harmonizers persist for the love of family

To the beat of the fat thumbed bass and sharp tick of the snare drum, Johnnie Blanton and her daughters made their way up the aisle amidst the clapping crowd at Harmony Baptist Church on Saturday night. The crowd stood in enthusiasm for the well known Spiritual Harmonizers, the Blanton family musical group that marked its 14th year of performing this year.

Small-business owners plan for emergencies

Small-business owners looked on as a video played unfolding the current events happening in Ottawa, Canada, with the attack on the city’s Parliament building. The three-minute footage describing the ongoing situation shut off, and John Simonsen, manager of SERVPRO in Denison and Sherman, stepped forward.

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Fifth graders get down and dirty with compost bins

It might be difficult to imagine a group of 10 year olds getting excited about building a large wooden crate, especially one they are only going to fill with trash. Kaye Hannan’s fifth grade gifted and talented students, however, are thrilled.

A new home for Preston EMS is on the way

POTTSBORO — After years of fundraising, the Preston Volunteer Emergency Services Foundation has finally raised the funds to construct a new EMS facility. When completed next fall, the new building will cut response times for Pottsboro and many other locations across the PVES coverage area.

Sports

Bells outlasts Blue Ridge to clinch playoffs

BLUE RIDGE — Derrick Ponder and the Bells Panthers knew it would be tough playing at Blue Ridge — as usual — heading into Friday’s game, but they couldn’t have predicted how they would clinch a playoff spot.

Texoma high school football scores, updated standings

High school football scores from Week 9 in the Texomaland region and up-to-date standings across North Texas and Southern Oklahoma for Oct. 23-24, with schedules included for the upcoming weekend of Oct. 30-Nov. 1:

Okla. smokepole hunters expect good season ahead

After several weeks of October early archery action, Oklahoma deer hunters will head to the woods this weekend to open up the state’s nine-day deer muzzleloader hunting season running from Oct. 25 through Nov. 2.

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