Harden Retires from Local Board

HONORED…Representative Todd Russ presents a citation to Wesley Harden, Jr., in honor of his years of service to the Upper Washita Conservation District. Photo provided.

June 11, 2020, the board of directors and employees of the Upper Washita Conservation District, family, and friends gathered at the District’s local seed barn to celebrate 37 years of dedicated service from one of heir own.

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Northfork Electric Hosts 81st Annual Meeting

Northfork Electric Cooperative’s 81st Annual Meeting will be held under the pavilion at the Sayre Municipal Park on Saturday, August 15th. Drive thru registration will begin at 9 a.m., and all members that register their attendance will receive an NFEC cap and a tomato slicer knife. Our goal is to shorten this year’s event to include the business meeting and the announcement of the grand prize winner.

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Northfork Electric Election for Trustee Position

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Northfork Electric Cooperative’s 81st Annual Meeting will be held under the pavilion at the Sayre Municipal Park on Saturday,August 15th.

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Cheyenne Educational Foundation Provides Students Supplies

While there are still questions about how exactly the 2020-2021 school year will go in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Cheyenne Educational Foundation and Cheyenne Schools have committed to providing most of the school supplies our students will need.

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Virgil Leroy Jones 1936 ~ 2020

Virgil Leroy Jones, a be- loved brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020, in the palliative care unit of Norman Regional Hospital. Born at home on the Flying V stock farm in Roger Mills County, near Leedey, to Wilbur Charless Jones and Mildred Christensen Jones on May 24, 1936, Virgil was a loving child from the start, helping his mother with his special needs sister, who was two years older.

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Marva Jean Karber 1963 ~ 2020

Marva Jean Karber went to be with the Lord on July 31, 2020. She was able to join her Savior surrounded by her family while at home in Cheyenne, Oklahoma.

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Custer County Health Department: Now is the Time to Vaccinate for School and Day Care

Getting all of the recommended vaccines is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health, especially when they are in school or a day care center where disease outbreaks can occur. Whether it’s a baby starting at a new day care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, a student going back to elementary, middle or high school – or even a college freshman – parents should check their child’s vaccine records.

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Speed Limit Changes in Sight for Some Rural Oklahoma Interstates

Nearly 400 miles of rural interstates in Oklahoma will be shifting up to a maximum speed limit of 75 mph in the coming months. Drivers will only see these changes outsideof the major metro areas of these routes, and should pay close attention to safety during this transition.

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Dan’s Cow-Calf Corner Beef Demand and Macroeconomics

Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist — The U.S. economy was wracked like never before in the first half of the year. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released preliminary estimates showing that U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) declined by an unprecedented 32.9 percent year over year in the second quarter of 2020. This follows a five percent first quarter decrease compared to last year. This highlights questions about the impact of the pandemic on beef demand in the first half of the year and, more importantly, beef demand for the remainder of the year.

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Cheyenne 50 Years Ago

Plans have been made for a large trailer court in Cheyenne. This will be the most modern trailer court in western Oklahoma. The trailer court will be located in Highland Heights upon lots heretofore undeveloped.

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