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Latta basketball coach Bruce Plunk

Latta basketball coach Bruce Plunk met up with a couple of his former players at the Allen Independance Day parade. Left Chloe Brinlee - All state 2020 and right Sydnie Brinlee - All State 2016

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2020 Allen Fast Pitch Softball Schedule

Top Addison Bailey and (bottom) Ava Laden open their fast pitch season on August 10. They then go non-stop for 2 months until playoffs in October.

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Congratulations to Emmitt Koonce

Congratulations to Emmitt Koonce, AJ Hill, Beckett Wells and Caden Howard. These boys played in the Heartland Baseball Classic earlier in July and represented their town well.

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One Pharmacist’s View

So, I said to myself just last week, I have got this old age stuff whipped. Pushing 86 my next birthday I quietly made plans to just go ahead and live to be 106. I mean, why not? It’s just will power. Sounded easy enough then. But along came Thursday. I had a 9:00 a.m. appointment up at the VA in Oklahoma City. It was my first appointment with my new doctor, a younger and somewhat good looking female. I had a picture of her, and I was anxious to meet her. An earlier appointment with her had been cancelled for unknown reasons but that was then.

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COVID-19 Information - What you need to know

Who is at Higher Risk?

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Allen Public Schools and Big 5 Head Start Enrollment

The Big Five Head Start Program in collaboration with Allen Public Schools will be enrolling students for the 2020-2021 school year at Allen Elementary School on August 4-7, 2020 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. August 4 and 5 will be for new students enrolling in the PK3 and PK4 Program. August 6 and 7 will be for returning students enrolling in the PK4 Class. If you haven’t completed the pre-application online, please do so as soon as possible. The application is on website:

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Country Comments

There’s no debate about it, times are changing. And with changing times comes changing demands for some of the products that used to be considered essential. For millennials, the age group born between 1981-1996, some of the products America used to not be able to live without are now being ditched all together. From household appliances to popular food products, read on to see some of the surprising effects of millennial buying habits.

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