From left, Medicine Park Mayor Jennifer Ellis and Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell cut the ribbon during a ceremony at Big Rock Chapel.

MEDICINE PARK — Several Medicine Park businesses held ribbon-cutting ceremonies Sunday afternoon as Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell paid a visit to the small community.

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Five Comanche County inmates with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections were denied parole when the Pardon and Parole Board met earlier this month.

Longtime Elgin residents James and Sonya Spence recently added an extension to an existing building housing an oil change and pizza place to accommodate The Laundry Mat

Longtime Elgin residents James and Sonya Spence recently added an extension to an existing building housing an oil change and pizza place to accommodate The Laundry Mat — a coin operated laundromat now open to customers who want the use of a washer or dryer without having to drive to Lawton to do

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ELGIN — As spring rolls in, Elgin Community Library will host myriad programs and projects for patrons.

From 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday, April 10, the library will host a Plant and Seed Swap, along with a children’s table for potting plants.

Looking high and low for Easter eggs, a boy spots one cleverly hidden in a small tree on Elgin United Methodist Church’s front lawn Saturday.

Spring was in full swing Saturday at Elgin United Methodist Church. Approximately 20 children turned out with baskets in hand to take part in the church’s Easter festivities.

New area code goes into effect.

OKLAHOMA CITY — A fifth area code will be introduced in Oklahoma beginning April 24 and will affect dialing procedures.

Area Code 572 will overlay the existing 405 area code and will cover the same geographic region of central Oklahoma.

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Davey Jones is beginning a new adventure. No, not that Davey Jones. The other one.

Davey, or David Jones, of Elgin grew up in Fletcher, where most everything revolves around family and agriculture, not the sea.

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