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Changes for Wellston Library

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The library in Wellston will be under new management soon. Wellston City Manager John Cobb said the current Wellston Community Library, which is a volunteer non-profit organization, will be turned into a municipal library.

Lincoln County’s 10th COVID death

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Lincoln County has recorded its 10th death attributed to COVID-19 within the last week and the number of people testing positive in Pottawatomie County has climbed above 1,200, the Oklahoma State Department of Health says.

Second rabid bat found at Bell Cow Lake

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Two positive cases of rabies have been reported in bats in Lincoln County around Bell Cow Lake in Chandler. “Oklahoma is seeing more cases of rabies in the state this year than previous years,” State Public Health Veterinarian LeMac’ Morris said.

At the car show

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Top, Charlotte Brown paints a sea turtle on Hazel Melson’s face at the Beyond City Limits Car Show Saturday at the Lincoln County fairgrounds. Pictured above are two of the impressive rides at the show. Photos/Chelsea Weeks

Meeker utility rates to increase

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The Meeker Town Board, meeting as the Public Works Authority, voted this week to raise water, sewer and trash rates effective Nov. 1.

Drop in education sales tax

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The education sales tax figures in September show a decline from August in all of the three area school districts in Pottawatomie County and for the DA Justice Center, the Pottawatomie County Treasurer’s office reports.

Dale approves 2020-2021 Estimate of Needs

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The Dale Board of Education has approved its 2020-2021 estimate of needs and members were advised enrollment is down a little from a year ago. Acting School Supt.

UCO announces graduates

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Officials at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond announced the names of students who completed their college degrees at the end of the summer 2020 semester. Included among the list of graduates were Steven Martin of Chandler with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History - Museum Studies; Dathan Holik of Prague, Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Management - PGA Golf Management; and Juanita Neal of Stroud, Bachelor of Science Degree in General Studies.

Students chosen for SSC Leadership Program

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Seminole State College has chosen 18 students for Class XIV of the SSC Presidential Leadership program. PLC is a two-year scholarship program created to help students develop leadership skills and provide personal and professional growth opportunities.