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Kevin Durant, governor, teach youth value the of fitness

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NBA superstar and MVP Kevin Durant joined Gov. Mary Fallin today on the steps of the Capitol to talk about fitness and show students from area schools a few dance and basketball moves. Read more →

Circus stunts dazzle area audience

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A member of the Arlise Troupe juggles flaming torches Sunday afternoon in front of Piedmont and other area residents during the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus in Piedmont. See related photos and story in the 9-25 edition of the Piedmont-Surrey Gazette.

Surrey Hills 7-11 gives away free, small icees for 7-11 Day

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Piedmont residents Magan Word and her soon-to-be pre-school son Trace Word stop by the Surrey Hills 7-11 for a free icee as part of 7-11’s promotional free icee day. The convenience store chain is offering the free, small icees only on July 7, which is 7-11 Day.

Candlelight vigil marks two months since Piedmont teen disappeared

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Friends, community members and friends of Anne Hill and her family gathered Wednesday evening at Hafer Park in Edmond in part of a candlelight vigil to mark two months since the Piedmont teen disappeared.

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It has been two months since Piedmont teen Anne Josette Hill disappeared in Northwest Oklahoma City. Friends, family and community members gathered Wednesday at Hafer Park in Edmond to pray and take part in a candlelight vigil to keep her in their thoughts.

Flying high over Sundance

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A biplane stalls in mid-air about 1,000 feet over Sundance Airport Saturday in Piedmont. Sundance held the Discover Aviation Airshow from noon to 4 p.m. and featured many flying planes, exhibits and food and drinks for more than 2,000 area residents.

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A parachutist soars to the ground waving the American flag while a woman on the ground sings the National Anthem Saturday during the Discover Aviation airshow at Sundance Airport near Piedmont. The parachutist timed his jump just right so that he landed the second the anthem ended.

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This plane takes a nose dive towards the runway Saturday at Sundance Airport during the Discover Aviation airshow. Sundance owner Jerry Hunter said he was happy with the turnout to the airshow Saturday and hopes events like this put Sundance on the map. For more information about the airshow and for more pictures, see next Thursday’s edition of the Piedmont-Surrey Gazette.

Francel holds senate fund raiser at Chester’s

By Matt Montgomery

Piedmont community members gathered at Chester’s Party Barn Saturday to meet and raise funds for Senate District 22 candidate Leif Francel, Republican from Piedmont.
Traveling Oklahoma magician Steve Crawford, from Ponca City, performed magic tricks for kids and adults at the fund raiser. Crawford most notably introduced rock musician icon Alice Cooper during the 1970s before Cooper’s concerts.
Francel is running for Senator Rob Johnson’s senate seat. Also running for the seat are Stephanie Bice and Mark Thomas.
Francel was happy that people from the community came to the event to support their hometown senate candidate.
“It’s so great to see the support of family and friends here in our community,” Francel said. “It’s motivating and inspiring as we enter the final months of the campaign season.”
Fracel is a science teacher at Deer Creek High School.

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Being a politician means shaking hands and kissing babies. This time the politician, Leif Francel, was getting kissed by the baby, Adele Allsup (2 years old).

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Magician Steve Crawford, center, pulls a chicken out of a patrioitic hat during a performance for Jaclyn Foster and Leif Francel, far left, at Chester’s Party Barn Saturday. Far right is Blake Isenberg.

Piedmont residents celebrate Cinco de Mayo

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Piedmont residents Don Rubley and Kate Kearby enjoy Los Sobinos Mexican food Tuesday during Cinco de Mayo.

Area residents converge on Surrey Hills for neighborhood garage sale

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Charlene Buenetner, of Dover, Tonya Hawk and Tom Haliton, both from Kingfisher drove from house to house Friday afternoon to buy used items at the Surrey Hills neighborhood garage sale. They stopped at this house on N.W. 109th Street to shop.

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(From left to right) Sophie Hodge, Joy Boese, Elizabeth Hodge and McKinley Hodge opened up their garage to area residents Friday during the Surrey Hills neighborhood garage sale. Their home on Folkstone Drive was one of many homes Friday that sold items out of their driveways and garages.

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Helen Sisco, Katie Johnstonbaugh and Joy Turner had a lot of business Friday during their garage sale on 109th Street. The Surrey Hills neighborhood residents opened up their driveways and garages for a neighborhood-wide garage sale. Canadian County District 1 commissioner candidate Kevin Hopkins paid and sponsored advertising for the garage sale.

U.S. Congressman Frank Lucas visits Piedmont

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U.S. Congressman Frank Lucas stopped by the Piedmont-Surrey Gazette Wednesday morning to talk about the Farm Bill, the Affordable Care Act and wind energy with Okarche resident Julie Harris, right.

Out with the old, in with the new…

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Workers install a new Keller Williams real estate sign Tuesday morning in Piedmont at the former Cleaton and Associates location.

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A longtime icon/sign sees its final minutes of existence Tuesday morning in Piedmont as it is about to be replaced by a new Keller Williams real estate sign.

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More than 50 Piedmont Chamber of Commerce members, Keller Williams associates and area community business people join Susan Miller, operating partner of Keller Williams Platinum of Piedmont, and Phil Boevers, Keller Williams franchise owner and Piedmont home builder, to cut the ribbon Tuesday morning for the new Piedmont Keller Williams Platinum location, located west of F&M Bank on Piedmont Road.

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