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Fatality wreck kills two in McLoud

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A three-vehicle collision north of McLoud Monday morning left two people dead and injured a third, the Oklahoma Patrol reported.

Route 66 summer staycation

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With concerns over COVID-19 still looming, travel this summer may prove difficult. But that doesn’t mean that individuals can’t explore the attractions in their own backyard, that they may never have visited before. Route 66, known alternately as the “Mother Road” and “America’s Highway,” was formed in the 1920s as the first highway connecting Chicago and Los Angeles. Cutting straight across Lincoln County, the highway shaped a significant part of the region’s history, and its attractions offer an important glimpse into the past, as well as a welcome chance for fun without traveling far from home.

July 4th Celebrations

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Listed below are the towns in our coverage area and their plans for a firework show to celebrate the 244th anniversary of the declaration of our independence.

Splash pad open

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The splash pad next to the city pool in Chandler is now open. This project was funded and created by the Chandler Lions club, The Chandler Chamber of Commerce and Chandler City Hall, as seen pictured above. The pad will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is free of charge.

Candidate filing to begin

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Candidates for Directors in four Lincoln County Fire Protection Districts can file their Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, July 6, and continuing Tuesday and Wednesday, according to County Election Board Secretary Melissa Stambaugh.

Meeker Rodeo parade

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Laramie Dombrowski, top, was one of the highlights of Meeker’s annual rodeo parade on Saturday as she joined a contingent of ATV riders. At left, Riah Gatlin (left) and Kinlee Truitt, both of Meeker, waited happily for the parade to start. Above are the Meeker Bulldog cheerleaders, who won the award for Judge’s Choice in the parade. Other awards were: Raising Them Up Right, best float; Best Horse 24/7 Farm; and Best Four-Footed, 1968 Cadillac Fleetwood convertible. Photos/Brian Blansett

McLoud man pleads to gun charge

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A McLoud area resident who was arrested almost a month ago by FBI agents and charged with unlawfully possessing a fully automatic weapon has pleaded guilty in federal court.

REAL ID coming to Oklahoma

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Beginning October 1 2020, the state of Oklahoma is going to start requiring “REAL ID” in order to travel on commercial airlines and enter government buildings.

Meeker waives liquor ban

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The Meeker Town Board Monday night voted to waive the prohibition against consumption of intoxicating liquor in public for its July 3 celebration at Meeker Lake.

CARD OF THANKS

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The family of Darrell Mullendore wished to give a very special thank you to Todd Lehman, Pastor Dennis Osborne and the friends of Missionary Baptist Church for the kindness and support they gave us during this sad time in our lives.