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Sound of Panther Pride continues
success at Trenton Marching festival
FIELD PERFORMANCE | Sound of Panther Pride gives its field performance at Trenton.
Sound of Panther Pride marching band continued its competitive season Saturday at Trenton claiming eight awards.
Band took second for indoor color guard; second for indoor drum line; second on parade; and first on field for their patriotic show, "World War II: An American Story."
Additional awards for the marching Panthers included best field auxiliary, best drum majors, highest music score caption and highest general effect caption. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
SOUND OF PANTHER PRIDE | Cobie Smith and Kinsey Farmer perform with the Sound of Panther Pride at Trenton.

Bates City aldermen begin work on 2017 FY budget
Bates City Board of Aldermen met twice last week to conduct regular business and to begin work on the 2017 budget.
Board met for 20 minutes in an October 11 session to approve minutes of September 13, authorize payment of bills, review the monthly water report and receive a monthly activity report from Danny Long, police chief.
Other business included discussion of plans for the annual Founders Day celebration to be held October 29. Venue has been changed from past years and will feature a hayride and community ice cream social from 1-3 p.m., a change from the previously announced time of 2-4 p.m. Donnie Hammond, alderman, was absent for this session. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
Aldermen tour Bent Oak property
Oak Grove Board of Aldermen toured the Bent Oak Golf Course property Monday, prior to a ten-minute regular meeting.
Tour was intended to keep aldermen up-to-date on renovations to the property and plans for the aquatic center that will be built on the property as part of the city facility plan.
All six aldermen were present at the meeting, in which they approved two items. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
OGPD and DEA to hold drug take-back day
Oak Grove Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will hold a drug take-back day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. This will give the public an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs. Service is free and anonymous. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.

FALL DECORATIONS | Mini stuffed scarecrows sit on top of the wagon at the home of Jeanette and Ben Cooper.
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