A former circus owner gave a presentation last week on the history of circuses in southeastern Oklahoma during a Journey Stories presentation at Three Valley Museum. David Rawls once owned Kelly Miller Circus, one of three circuses in Hugo, and he said there were once nine circuses. He said that at one time, there were more than 100 circuses in the U.S.A., but changing technology such as video games have reduced the interest in circuses among children.
The Durant Board of Education voted to renew Superintendent Duane Merideth’s contract. Merideth’s contract is for the term beginning July 1 and ending June 30, 2020. The board met in executive session to discuss this and it was voted on when the meeting reconvened. CPA Chris Gullekson with Sanders, Bledsoe & Hewett, spoke over the telephone about the school district’s annual audit for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. “There were no instances of non-compliance,” Gullekson said.
Bryan County Sheriff Johnny Christian is encouraging physical fitness for all employees of the sheriff’s office. Last week, two groups of employees, from deputies, confinement officers and administrative staff, participated in running, push-ups and sit-ups. Christian said he has started a physical fitness evaluation to see where employees are with regards to fitness and to encourage them to exercise. The sheriff says physical fitness makes a person feel better.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".