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CARD OF THANKS

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The family of Cookie Beaman Waters wishes to thank everyone who attended her memorial. A special Thank You to Bro. Wonn for the very special eulogy given. Also for the prayers, flowers, cards, calls and food. God bless all of you!

Meeker Pumpkin Festival

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The Annual Pumpkin Festival hosted by the Meeker Growth and Development was a huge success. The Festival is held annually on the first Sat.

Local dairy farm donates to Helping Hands

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To help get more milk and dairy foods to those who need it, local dairy farmers helped provide a refrigerated cooler to Helping Hands Community Foundation and Food Pantry in Chandler. A one-time donation of whole milk was also made to provide nutritious dairy to the community.

Meeker discuss rates

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The Meeker Town Board, sitting as the Meeker Public Works Authority this week, tabled an agenda item on raising water, sewage and trash rates for Meeker residents and businesses. During the September board meeting, the Authority had agreed to raise the minimum rates by $1 each on water, sewage and trash.

Stroud’s Beta Sigma Phi meet

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Members of Stroud’s Beta Sigma Phi chapter kicked off its new year with plans to continue regular meetings with social distancing. Business meetings will be held at the American Legion building on the second and fourth Mondays, September through May.

My fight for accountability and transparency

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The State Auditor recently released the first part of the audit of Epic Charter Schools. The last few years have been extremely frustrating for me as I’ve tried to bring this misuse of state funds to light and filed numerous bills to improve accountability and transparency of virtual charter schools’ use of state funds. Not surprising because of the strong lobbying presence at the state Capitol, most of my bills were never heard.

Chandler court, Prague queen

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Chandler High School will crown its 2020 Homecoming Queen at 6 p.m. Friday at Joe Telford Stadium. Candidates and escorts are: front row: Sophomore Candidate Ahna Smith, Senior Candidate Emyley Mullen, Crown Bearer Deacon Tuyo, Flower Girl Ady Jo Petrie, At-Large Candidate Cobie Rickner, and Junior Candidate Annie Brannon, and back row: escorts Casmen Hill, Jeremy Galbraith, Spencer Clagg, John Marshall, Ashton Yates, Blake Rickner, Jacob Ostrowski, and Jarin Greenfield. Pictured to the right, with her escort Zachary Grooms, Graceyn Hyden was crowned the Prague Homecoming Queen. Photo/Brian Blansett

COVID deaths rise

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Lincoln County has recorded five more deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the last week and Pottawatomie County has recorded an additional death as well, the Oklahoma State Department of Health says. The two latest deaths in Lincoln County are both males in the 65 and older age group, the OSDH said.

Comm. approve pay raises

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Lincoln County commissioners have approved a budget for the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year and it includes a pay raise for all county employees. Their action came during a special meeting last week on Wednesday, Oct.