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Tue
20
Jun

Watonga Main Street Golf Set for Saturday at 9 a.m.

The 2017 edition of the Main Street Watonga Fundraiser and Invitational Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, June 24, at the Roman Nose State Park Golf Course.

Team registration and hole sponsorship opportunities are still available. To enter, mail your team’s registration form Watonga Lions Club P.O. Box 274 Watonga, OK 73772. For more information about the Main Street golf tournament contact a member of the golf committee (Rhonda Olsen, Mary Lee Jones, Dr. Tim Nelson or Rex Kraft)

 

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Tue
20
Jun

Invasive Zebra Mussels Found in Canton Lake

Avile nuisance species has made its way to the Blaine County area, in CantonLake.

About seven months ago the department of wildlife announced that Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City had zebra mussels, now Canton Lake has them.

Curtis Tackett, Aquatic Nuisance Biologist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife gave insight to several issues with the zebra mussels.

 

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Tue
20
Jun

School Moves Forward with Summer Projects

The Watonga Board of Education met for its monthly meeting on Monday, June 12, in the Middle School Meeting Room at 7 p.m

Construction and Finance

After roll call and the approval of last months’ minutes, Watonga Superintendent Bill Seitter gave his monthly report, briefing the board on the budget and giving an update on summer construction.

 

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Tue
13
Jun

Bid Accepted for Fuel Project at Airport

What could potentially be over $1.25 Million in investments were either approved or sent out for bid as the Watonga Public Works Authority held their first meeting for the month of June, last Tues. June 20, 2017, inside the Watonga City Council Chambers at Watonga City Hall.

After a quick approval of the minutes of the last regular meeting held May 16, 2017and an approval of the minutes of an emergency meeting held on May 25, 2017, and an approval of the claims made against the City during the month of May, all by a vote of 6-0, the Public Works Authority then moved on to the Action Agenda portion of the meeting.

 

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Tue
13
Jun

Cooling Off

Local youth looking to escape from the extreme temperatures forecasted for the area will have the Splash Pad at Huff-Lorrang Park available from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. daily.

 

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Tue
13
Jun

Watonga Students Return from Boys and Girls State

Students from all over the state are chosen to come together for an outstanding program that teaches government, awards scholarships, proves leadership and team building skills that a few Watonga students were chosen for

Marin McCrary, Kinsley Parham, Madison Daughtery and Mckenzi Henderson from Watonga represented Watonga at the 2017 Girls State.

 

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Tue
06
Jun

Texas 4000 Riders Set to Ride into Town this Week

Courageous college students are biking thousands of miles in honor of cancer research and treatment, making a stop in Watonga on day 9 of 70 on June 11.

A total of 25 riders will be making a stop in Watonga during the Texas 4000, four more riders than 2016.

This is the 13th anniversary of the Texas 4000 with a total of 70 riders on all routes.

A bicycle ride that is twice the length of the Tour De France, stretching over 4,500 miles from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska. This is the longest charity bike ride in the world. Founded by a fight against cancer and a passion for the outdoors.

 

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Tue
06
Jun

Lafferty Shines in Classic Bowl XXIX

Recent Watonga High School graduate Jack Lafferty had quite the performance at Classic Bowl XXIX this past Saturday night in Woodward.

Lafferty started the game at safety and flourished in a twosafety defensive scheme. With more freedom to roam on the back-end, Lafferty finished with game high 9-tackles and an interception, despite limited reps.

 

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Tue
06
Jun

Wrestling Center Dedicated in Watonga Native’s Name

Former Geary wrestler and current Altus head wrestling coach Nick Williams was presented with a proclamation and a copy of the sign that will hang above the entrance to the Nick Williams Wrestling Center at Altus High School on Monday, May 22.

Members of the Oklahoma wrestling community, along with Altus Public Schools faculty and members of the Altus community gathered to recognize the longtime Altus coach.

“It was just an instant boost of energy looking up at the gym and seeing one side of the stands full and seeing people that I had coached or taught for years who apparently I made some kind of impact on,” Williams said. “It was just an awesome experience that meant a lot to me and my family.”

 

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Tue
30
May

37th Memorial Day Tribute Held Locally

Anumber of locals, including United States veterans from six different wars and all four branches of the military, were on hand at the City of Watonga’s annual Memorial Day ceremony, led by Watonga American Legion Philip Clark Ashby Post #125, at the I.O.O.F Cemetery, one mile east of downtown Watonga on Monday, May 29, 2017.

Hosted in front of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4871 monument, the Memorial Day ceremony featured guest speaker and local representative in the Oklahoma State Legislature Mike Sanders of Kingfisher.

 

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