Upwards of 600 job-seekers were expected to hit the fifth annual Soldier for Life Hiring Event and Education Fair here Thursday, according to Jane Cunningham, transition services manager for Fort Sill's Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program (TAP).
Two new Army National Guard deputy commanding generals, one for the Field Artillery branch and the other for Air Defense Artillery, were welcomed to the fold at a Fort Sill ceremony on Thursday.
ALTUS  The Altus Animal Shelter recently completed improvements that took over a year and created a cleaner, better environment for animals it houses. Matt Wojnowski, Altus assistant city manager, said the old kennels were double-stacked and over 20 years old, leading to unsanitary conditions.
COMANCHE - Beckoning her mother with a Duncan Simmons Center flyer, a young Misty Dossey was eager to see her basketball career take flight. Like any noble parent  not wanting to force their child into a hobby  Deborah told her daughter, "If you want to play, you're going to have to pay for it."
TUTTLE  With less than 16 hours between games, Elgin baseball wasn't about to make excuses in the Tuttle Tournament. After playing until nearly midnight in an 8-3 loss to Berryhill on Wednesday, the Owls turned around to hold off a tough private school, the Oklahoma City Broncos, 5-4, early on Thursday afternoon.
Cody Newby visited Studio Blanket/Tent Fort this week for the column's radio show and shared his stories of music, mirth, mayhem and, most of all, healing. With a song taking off on the national gospel charts, the Walters-based singer/songwriter is enjoying the liftoff.

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