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12-5-17

'America's Got Talent' winner Darci Lynne Farmer

adds fourth Oklahoma City homecoming show

A fourth show has been added to Darci Lynne Farmer's homecoming stand later this month at The Criterion, 500 E Sheridan Ave.

The 2017 "America's Got Talent" winner will perform the fourth show at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Bricktown theater.

As previously reported, the Oklahoma City-based singing-ventriloquist was initially booked for one show at The Criterion, but the slate was expanded to the demand for tickets from her hometown fans. The fourth show was added after the three previously announced dates -  Saturday afternoon and evening performances on Dec. 16 and a Sunday matinee on Dec. 17 - all sold out.

Tickets to the fourth show will go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday via Ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

iHeartMEDIA is presenting the “Darci Lynne  Homecoming Show," according to a news release, with local radio station KJ103’s morning show personalities TJ, Janet and JRod hosting.

Fellow "America's Got Talent" alumni Pelican212, a family band from Pensacola, Florida, will be special guest for Darci Lynne's homecoming stand. 

As previously reported, Darci Lynne, who recently turned 13, emerged as a front-runner on Season 12 of "America's Got Talent" from the premiere episode, consistently wowing the judging panel, the television audience and seemingly the entire Internet with her big-voiced performances featuring her puppet pals. The Oklahoma native performs with an array of puppets, including Petunia the bunny diva, Oscar the awkward mouse and sassy senior citizen Edna Doorknocker.

Darci won the highly rated NBC talent contest on Sept. 20, earning the $1 million grand prize and a Las Vegas headlining opportunity. She performed her promised Vegas headlining stint last weekend at the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, where her original two-night stand was expanded to four due to demand.

The reigning "AGT" champion has made a couple of high-profile hometown appearances since winning the nationally televised competition, performing the national anthem before an OKC Energy FC soccer game and playing the halftime show for the OKC Thunder's season opener vs. the New York Knicks.

But her Criterion concerts will be her first standalone public performances in Oklahoma City since she won "AGT." As previously reported, the OKC shows also will precede her recently announced first theater tour in January and February.

 

 

 

12-1-17

The Herald-Democrat will feature letters to Santa Claus again this year in the annual Christmas edition of the newspaper on December 21, 2017.

With only a few weeks remaining until the happy holidays and special paper, boys and girls are invited to send their letters to Santa, in care of The Herald-Democrat, Box 490, Beaver, OK 73932. Letters can also be sent via email to bvrnews@gmail.com!

All letters of course, will be forwarded to the North Pole after they are copied for publication. Only letters received by 5 p.m. on December 17, 2017 will be printed in the special Christmas issue.

 

12-1-17

oters in Beaver County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the December 12 Special Republican Primary Election for Senate Seat 27 should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Christi Lansden said today. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6, voters who want to vote by absentee ballot are urged to apply early.

Absentee ballot application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 111 West 2nd Street, Beaver. An online version of the form can be filled out and submitted electronically at: www.elections.ok.gov. A print form can also be downloaded at that address.

Ballots must be in the hands of County Election Board officials by 7 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.

Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he/she is eligible to vote. However, a voter must be registered and reside at an address within the geographical boundaries of a school district or a municipality to be eligible to vote in school district or municipal elections. It is not necessary to give a reason for voting absentee.

By stating one of the following reasons on their applications, absentee voters can activate special conditions that make it easier for them to use absentee ballots. The reasons are:

• Voters who are physically incapacitated and voters who care for physically incapacitated persons who cannot be left unattended may vote absentee. They may apply only by mail, by fax, by email, online or via an agent who is at least 16 years of age and who is not employed by or related within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity to any person whose name appears on the ballot.

• Voters who are confined to nursing homes in the county may vote absentee. An Absentee Voting Board actually goes to the nursing home a few days before the election, sets up a small polling place and allows these persons to vote under circumstances similar to those at a regular precinct polling place. They may apply only by mail, by fax, by email, online or via an agent who is at least 16 years of age and who is not employed by or related within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity to any person whose name appears on the ballot..

 

11-28-17

Darci goes on tour Tickets on sale Nov. 29, 2017

January 13, 2018 Atlanta, Ga

January 20, 2018 Ledyard, Ct

January 21, 2018  Medford, Ma

February 17, 2018 Springfield, Mo

February 18, 2018 Kansas City, Mo 

11-23-17

Darci Lynne Farmer’s life changed when she won the 12th season of America’s Got Talent in September. Soon, fans will get to see the singing ventriloquist’s act live, as she has signed with United Talent Agency.

It’s easy to see why UTA wanted to add Farmer to their roster: The 13-year-old Oklahoma native’s finale performance garnered the most views and votes in the history of America’s Got Talent and her first official performance date -- Dec. 16 at the Criterion in Oklahoma City -- sold out in just six minutes. The venue promptly added two extra shows. 

Farmer’s already established her status as a hometown hero, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. UTA already has plans for a television series, record deal and national tour. 

 

LAS VEGAS -- Oklahoma native Darci Lynne Farmer made her Vegas debut last weekend.

It is no surprise she was a huge hit in Vegas.

Darci invited Oklahoma News 4's Ali Meyer to join her in Vegas as she prepared for her Friday night show.

Darci Lynne is living the life these days headlining her own show.

She performed for sold out crowds night after night in Vegas.

"It was awesome," Darci said about her opening night performance. "I was like on top of the world. It was fun."

News 4 joined up with the Farmer family on the Vegas strip to talk life, family and fame.

"It is fun being out here in Vegas. It's kind of like getting away from it all. But, I still miss everything back in Oklahoma," Darci said.

Oklahoma is never far from her mind. News 4 Monday night at 10 p.m. for an all-access backstage pass to Darci's show.

America`s tiny talent busts out a few surprises for her fans who lined up inside Planet Hollywood to catch a glimpse of the ventriloquism sensation from Oklahoma City.

Fans traveled from all around America to watch Darci perform live on stage.

 

11-7-17

Dari at Las Vegas

Next Oklahoma Homecoming Show

Harper Geheb National Talent Queen Our Diamond Miss

(Darci's Cousin)

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Beaver American Legion Post #149

the first Thursday of each month

at the Jones and Plummer Trail Museum

at 7 p.m. in the Calhoon Room

 

11-1-17

 

2017 "America's Got Talent" winner Darci Lynne Farmer will follow up her Las Vegas headlining stint with a homecoming show.

The singing ventriloquist from Oklahoma City will perform in Bricktown Saturday, Dec. 16 at The Criterion, 500 E Sheridan Ave.

Tickets go on sale at 10 am Friday (Nov. 3 2017) via Ticketmaster or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

 Darci Lynne, who recently turned 13, emerged as a front-runner on Season 12 of "America's Got Talent" from the premiere episode, consistently wowing the judging panel, the television audience and seemingly the entire Internet with her big-voiced performances featuring her puppet pals. The Oklahoma native performs with an array of puppets, including Petunia the bunny diva, Oscar the awkward mouse and sassy senior citizen Edna Doorknocker.

Darci won the highly rated NBC talent contest on Sept. 20, earning the million dollar grand prize.

Darci will be headed to Las Vegas for a show there this week.

Nov. 2 to 5, 2017

10-28-17

Community Thanksgiving meal, November 24, 2017 Beaver County Fairgrounds you are invited.

 

 

Bethany school photo 1912 Photo courtesy Jones and Plummer Trail museum

Sept 30, 2017

25th Annual Elder Fair Was a Hit

"Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Seniors" was the appro-priate theme for Celebrating 25 years of support for Sen-iors and Caregivers. This year’s Elder Fair was a true show stopper. Informational Booths, Body Renew Exer-cises, a Fabulous Meal, Door prizes, and Special Awards to Champions of Seniors were some of the highlights of the day. Katelynn Draper and Jerome Thomas provided outstanding entertainment and Emcee Donnie Jenkins kept the program flowing flawlessly!

2018 Beaver Co. OHCE Officers Elections

Joyce Bensch, Sect.; Joyce Dewitt, Vice President; Denise Manning, President; Carol Cole, Treasurer; and Judy Pitcock, Past President, who installed the officers. Offices of Song Leader, Chaplain, and Pianist remain the same for another year. During the meeting OHCE Lessons and Fair Exhibits for 2018 were approved.

The Make and Take was a dual purpose wooden decoration. Some made a re-versible pumpkin and snowman and some chose just one design.

The Elder Fair hospitality table was once again a crowd pleas-er. Almost 100 Seniors and Caregivers were in attendance this year. Thank you for your continued support.

There will not be a November Leader Lesson Training as December is a free month.

Sew-n-Go will reconvene in January 2018.

JAN Lesson What Happens to Recycling. Training will be DEC 7th at 11:00am at the Extension Office.

Workshop to follow will be a recycled project.  

 

 

Shelby Perry injured in shooting in Las Vegas

 

A Beaver woman was among the 500-plus injured in the horrific mass shooting that occurred in Las Vegas late Sunday and earlier this monrh..

Shelby Perry was shot in the right shoulder and was thought to have a broken arm. However, Shelby’s mother, Krissy, told the Herald-Democrat Tuesday morning that she will not have surgery as first thought.

"Her spirits are great," Krissy said via text Tuesday. "She is not sleeping. She is in pain, but is stable."

We’re all thankful Shelby is safe after this tragedy!

 

Nice crowd of folks that saw the 2015 Cow Chip Throw and got to participate when a chip would come apart and shower folks with the pieces
 Saturday, April 18, 2015
Drew Russell, son of Brock Russell of Beaver, set a new Men's Throw record.

Here is his toss Saturday, April 18, 2015

188 feet six inches

It was a record setting week at the 2015 Cimarron Territory Celebration, which ended Saturday evening with the 46th annual World Cow Chip Throwing Contest and demolition derby.

Huge crowds - including 300 or more people to watch the chip throw - were present at every event during the week.

"The celebration went very well," Chamber of Commerce president Brandon Porter said. "We were really pleased with everything from start to finish. We can’t express how much we appreciate our community for the support we get each and every year."

The 14-year-old men’s world chip toss record was broken Saturday by a BHS alum - Drew Russell, who tossed his chip 188 feet, 6 inches. The old record was 185-5. Last year’s champion - Jon Elfers of Beaver finished in second place, while James Pratt was third. Elfers threw his chip 150-11 and Pratt’s toss was 102-9.

And, for the seventh straight year, Teri Welty of Laverne won the women’s title. She threw the chip 100-1 and beat multi-time champ Dana Valentine Martin, who was second. Savannah Tillman, also a BHS alum, was third with a toss of 80-1.

In the VIP race, Liberal Mayor Joe Denoyer was first once again with a toss of 81-4 with State Representative Casey Murdock finishing second with a toss of 60-10.

 

 

Beaver County Sheriff's office rescue vehicle, It can be used to rescue someone injured at Beaver Dunes and then brought back and delivered to an ambulance. A Medlite Transport device to be installed in the vehicle was donated.
The vehicle was taken to the park and was able to travel all over the Dunes and is available to be used during a rescue. Friday, May 2, 2015.

 

 

 

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