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Task force reports to McLoud City Council

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A McLoud City Councilman presented to the Council a list of final recommendations from a Strategic Planning Task Force that was established earlier this year. Daniel McClure, Jr., the newest member of the City Council, came up with the idea of the Task Force and the other Council members agreed and authorized it be created.

Miller elected District 2 commissioner

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Marlon Miller is the newly elected District Two Commissioner in Lincoln County. Miller received 68 percent of the vote in the Republican runoff last Tuesday, unseating incumbet Troy Evans.

Comm. partners with OTA for upcoming project

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The Lincoln County Commissioners signed an agreement with the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, City of Wellston and Oklahoma Department of Transporation for a project on Turner Turnpike. According to OTA Assistant Executive Director Joe Echelle OTA needs to do a complete replacement of the Turner Turnpike bridge that crosses over Route 66 on the east side of Wellston.

Area COVID-19 cases continue climbing

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Lincoln County recorded its ninth COVID-19 related death last week, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported, and the county’s positive cases over the past week has jumped by 31. That put the county’s total at 334 on Tuesday.

New: free meals for all students

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The USDA has announced that its school lunch program has been expanded to allow all school students throughout the nation to eat breakfast and lunch free through the end of 2020. Several area school administrators said this includes students attending traditionally and virtually.

Bridge projects in Wellston and Stroud

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Construction started Tuesday on the bridge over Captain Creek on SH-66B on the west side of Wellston. “It’s an old truss bridge that is very narrow, very outdated structure and there are not a lot of truss bridges on the highway anymore,” Oklahoma Department of Transportation Public Information Officer Cody Boyd said.

Lincoln County Fair

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Payton Miller of Chandler FFA and her hog, Tillie, warming up for the hog show portion of the Lincoln County Fair last week. Tillie was the champion crossbred market hog.

Meeker Homecoming

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Meeker holds its annual football homecoming Friday night, with the queen coronation at 6 p.m. at the football field, followed by the Bulldogs playing Bethel at 7 p.m.

Antibodies

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Back in January, I felt really bad. Part of it was lingering guilt from eating too much of the coconut cream pie at Christmas, but mostly it felt like a colony of sloths had moved into my chest and head.