Last week was the 16th Annual Sunshine Week, an initiative to promote open Government and recognize the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). According to Sunshine Week, “Open government is good government.” FOIA is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. It provides the public with the right to request timely access to agency records as a fundamental component in ensuring Government transparency and accountability. Open government and access to public information are cornerstones of our democracy and central to fulfilling the Department of the Interior’s mission and that of the National Park Service.…

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GIVING…Security State Bank Vice President Josh Haven presents a check to Ann Merritt for the Christmas Food Basket Giving Tree Project. Also pictured is Laura

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HONORED…Upper Washita Conservation District Chairman Tony Tracy presents Deanna LeGrand with a certificate of recognition from the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts for fifteen years

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