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Tue
20
Feb

2018 Blaine County Spring Livestock Show Held

Watonga’s Baylor Coleman showing in the Watonga Pee Wee category during the 2018 Blaine County Spring Livestock’s local show on Fri. February 16, 2018. Due to the holiday, a full recap and picture pages of the event will be in next week’s issue on February 28, 2018.

 

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Tue
20
Feb

Earthquake Shakes Watonga Saturday

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 3.0 earthquake struck just 9 miles from Watonga this past weekend. The quake struck at approximately 10:44 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018, approximately 9 miles west-southwest of Watonga.

No injuries or damage have been reported as a result of the Watonga area tremor. Geologist have said that damage is not likely when the earthquakes magnitude falls below a 4.0.

 

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Tue
20
Feb

Watonga Sees Drop in Sales Tax for February

The City of Watonga saw around a $500 decrease in sales tax revenue and net taxable sales for the month of February, according to an Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) report released earlier this past week.

The February distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission primarily represents local tax receipts from December business. Companies that remit more than $2,500 monthly in sales tax receipts are required to file and pay electronically. The monies they reported this period represent sales from December 16 to December 31 and estimated sales from January 1 to January 15.

In sales tax, revenue in Watonga for the month of February came out to be $240,126.52, which is a less than 1 percent decrease from last month’s total of $240,617.74. Also, it was a 42.4 percent decrease from last February’s total of $342,049.62.

 

Tue
13
Feb

Theatre Group Attends Local Lions Club Meeting

Representatives from the Watonga Community Theatre attended the Lions Club Lunch Feb. 6, to thank them for their generous donation from their Lions Club Brisket and Cake Auction. Front Row (from left to right): Donnie Dunn, Rex Kraft, Tim Nelson, Patt Ward Curtin, GeorgeAnn Bordelon, Terri Crawford, and Darla Brooks. Back row (from left to right): Gary Olsen, Jeremy Wilczek, Alvin Woodruff, Steve House, Barry Bessinger, Amy Adams, Don Justice, Bill Gauer, and Bill Seitter.

 

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Tue
13
Feb

Local Watonga Teen Accidentally Shot

A 17-year-old boy was listed in serious condition at Oklahoma Medical Center in Oklahoma City on Sunday, February 11, after his friend Trey Pearson, 18, allegedly accidentally shot him in the chest while playing quickdraw with a pistol, according to Blaine County Undersheriff David Robertson.

“Basically, they were playing with the pistol and quick drawing it on each other even though they knew it was loaded,” Robertson said.

 

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Tue
13
Feb

Girls Rebound from Sluggish Start for Victory

The Watonga girls team bounced back from a tough loss to the top ranked team in Class A on Tuesday night with a big win over a decent Carnegie squad on Friday night. The Lady Eagles fell to Seiling 88-49 as the Lady Wildcats capped off a 22-1 regular season on their Senior Night. Seiling went on to defeat Canton 66- 12, last weekend to win the District Championship as the Class A playoffs are already now underway.

The Lady Eagles looked to bounce back in their second game of the week as they faced an 8-12 Carnegie team that came into Friday’s game losing 6 of their last 7 games after starting the season 7-6.

 

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Tue
06
Feb

Watonga Selected as a District Playoff Host

For the second time in three years, Watonga has been selected as a Class 2A District Basketball Playoff Host site as the Eagles and Lady Eagles Basketball teams will get to hit the hardwood in the postseason on their home floor.

Watonga was placed into their district group, District 5, alongside a familiar face in rival Crecent and also a perennial playoff team in Hobart. If either the Lady Eagles or Eagles were to make it to Regionals this year, they would be headed to Crossings Christian for the Regional Round. Area will remain in Enid as it has the past few seasons. The District Playoffs will start on Friday, February 16th.

 

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Tue
06
Feb

Winter Queen & King Crowned at Homecoming

The 2018 Watonga High School Winter and Spring Homecoming Ceremony and Coronation took place on Tuesday, January 30, inside the Eagles Fieldhouse against the Okeene Whippets.

The following were the members of the 2018 Watonga Winter and Spring Homecoming Court:

Freshmen

 

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Tue
06
Feb

Lady Eagles Snap Losing Skid with Win

For the second time this season, the Lady Eagles avenged a loss from earlier in the year as Watonga defeat the Lady Whippets 39-19 in Watonga on Tuesday with the help of Emma Hussey, who scored nine points.

The Lady Eagles dropped a tough contest against Okeene 37-29 on the final day of the Three Rivers Tournament in Kingfisher on Sat. Jan. 6, 2018.

 

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Tue
30
Jan

Power Outage Scheduled for Friday, February 2nd

by Chad Waters 

Watonga residents might want to make plans for Friday, February 2, particularly on that day from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., as OG&E will be cutting off power for the entire City of Watonga.

OG&E originally planned on cutting off the power on January 26, to repair issues with a transformer inside their sub, which is right beside the substation used by the City of Watonga. However, OG&E can’t get a crane in town until next Friday.

 

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