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Meeker locks front door

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The Meeker Town Board during its most recent meeting took action on two agenda items and no action on another. They voted to lock the front door at Town Hall until further notice, Town Administrator Dickie Walton said.

Posing porker

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There was a lot going on the Lincoln Country livestock show this week, and this engaging pig enjoyed rooting in the sawdust and making itself available for conversations with random passersby. Photo/Brian Blansett

Lincoln County Livestock Show

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Analie Staude from Wellston Elementary shows her entry in the Hampshire class at the Lincoln County Livestock Show swine competition Tuesday. See next week’s edition for more photos from the show.

Area Agency on Aging program offers assistance

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Lincoln County residents who have a loved-one in a Long Term Care facility, can receive information and assistance through various programs overseen by the Central Oklahoma Economic Development District Area Agency on Aging.

Budget outlook better than expected

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The state Board of Equalization met Feb. 16 to certify revenue for the Legislature to appropriate for Fiscal Year 2022. The board approved a constitutional limit on appropriations of $7.9 billion. A total of $9.6 billion in revenue was actually certified, but that amount includes $1.7 billion in one-time cash and non-recurring revenue. In comparison, the Legislature appropriated $7.8 billion for Fiscal Year 2021.

Davenport Special Election is Tuesday

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Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the March 2nd Special Election for the Town of Davenport, according to Lincoln County Election Board Secretary Melissa Stambaugh. Stambaugh offered the following information and tips to keep in mind as the election approaches.

AFR/OFU Winter Weather Hardship grants available

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American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union Foundation Winter Weather Hardship grants are now available through Lincoln County AFR Insurance agencies - Thompson’s Insurance in Chandler and Steffenson Insurance in Wellston.

Gordon Richards FFA Awards

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Nine young women and men from the nine FFA chapters in Pottawatomie County were honored this week as recipients of the The Gordon Richards, Sr., Achievement Award sponsored by the Clinic Pharmacy. This is the 76th consecutive year for the banquet.

THE THAW

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Last week’s major one-two punch of snowstorms throughout the state wreaked havoc with some local schools. Gymnasiums in at least three area high school sustained damage from pipes bursting and a well froze up at another school.