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08
Jul

OkIPC Getting Down And Dirty On Invasive Species

by Sean Hubbard.
 
STILLWATER, Okla. – They all have more than four letters, but they are certainly bad words in the state of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Invasive Plant Council (OkIPC) recently released posters, highlighting the state’s most problematic species, The Dirty Dozen. Among the list are the all-too-familiar eastern redcedar, musk thistle and yellow bluestem.
 
Tue
08
Jul

Delaying Social Security Could Increase Lifetime Income for Washita County Residents

By Tim Marema and Roberto Gallardo The Daily Yonder.
 
Washita County residents who are nearing retirement age can increase their lifetime income if they can wait a bit to start drawing Social Security benefits. In Washita County, 1,463 residents – or 12.6 percent of the population – are aged 55 to 64. Those are the years when folks start thinking seriously about retirement.
 
Tue
08
Jul

Indictment Against Ronnie Denny Unsealed

Twelve days after the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Multi-county Grand Jury handed down an indictment against Ronnie Denny, the indictment was unsealed Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Denny, 35, who was arrested in Princeton, Texas, on July 1, was indicted on one count of murder in the first degree in the death of Melissa Sue Flores.
 
Tue
08
Jul

Cordell Council Approves Utility Rates And Fees

After approving the budgets for fiscal year 2014-2015 at a special meeting on June 19, Cordell City Council members, in their capacity as trustees of the Cordell Utilities Authority, approved utility rates and fees at their meeting on Monday, July 7, 2014. The modest 1.7% increase raises the minimum monthly residential charge from $5.9719 to $6.0734, an increase of approximately ten cents. If less than 250 kilowatt hours (kWh) are used, the cost per kWh went from 0.05680 to 0.05777.
 
Tue
01
Jul

Ronnie Denny Arrested For Murder Of Melissa Flores

At approximately 10:30 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, Ronnie Dean Denny Jr., 35,was arrested at his home in Princeton, Texas, for the murder of Melissa Flores. He was booked in at the Collin County Jail in McKinney, Texas, just after midnight on the morning of July 1, and is currently awaiting extradition.

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Tue
01
Jul

Cordell Provides Place For Fourth Of July Fireworks

While it is true no fireworks can be discharged inside the city limits of Cordell, the Cordell Police Department has coordinated with City government and the fire department to furnish a safe and legal place for families to celebrate the Fourth of July. The Gregory Sports Complex at the Cordell Airport will be open for personal fireworks displays from 8 p.m. until midnight, Friday, July 4.

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Tue
01
Jul

Keith Schneberger won numerous awards

Keith Schneberger (pictured with his daughter) won numerous awards at the annual Oklahoma Texas Meat Processors Association Convention, held June 13-15 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

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Tue
01
Jul

Burns Flat Sales Tax Helps Fire And Parks Departments

Both Burns Flat Town Administrator Jacob Foos and Burns Flat Fire Chief Justin Newberry were pleased voters chose to continue the one percent sales tax in Burns Flat. One-quarter of revenues from the tax go toward the fire department, one-quarter goes toward ambulance/EMS and half goes toward the Parks and Recreation department.

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Tue
01
Jul

Washita County Voting Precincts Run Late In Primary Election

Three Washita County Voting Precincts were among the last to report in the state Tuesday, June 24. The precinct from Sentinel and two precincts in Burns Flat all reported relatively late. The Election Board was able to send the cumulative report a little before 10:00 p.m.

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Wed
25
Jun

Fire Department Sales Tax Passes, Hospital Tax Fails

In an election that has included controversy, last-minute resolutions and a court order, Washita County voters passed only one of the sales tax elections on the June 24 ballot. Proposition One, a new 5/8 cent sales tax with some proceeds dedicated to Washita County fire and ambulance services, with the rest to go to the Washita County General Fund, passed by a wide margin  
 

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