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Hog Jam

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Joe Horton has been cooking barbecue his whole life. Growing up in Chickasha, his father coached him and his brother in the art.

Jennifer Haigler

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Jennifer Haigler is the sitting Blaine County Clerk and is running for re-election as a Republican. That election is June 30.

A Bubble Off Plumb

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When I accepted the job as editor for the Watonga Republican, within a few days I had a letter from Rep. Mike Sanders congratulating me and welcoming me. It wasn’t something he had to do. It was the only letter I got from an elected state official. It just says a lot about the kind of guy he is.

Gas Prices Continue to Rise in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma gas prices have risen 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.63/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,294 stations. Gas prices in Oklahoma are 27.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 92.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Covid-19 Updates

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The number of Covid-19 cases in Blaine County continue to creep up, but are offset by recoveries. When the Oklahoma State Department of Health updated the statistics June 2, it showed seven cases in Blaine, with four of them recovered. The department no longer publishes the numbers city by city, citing health information privacy law. Previously the state was operating under an executive order that allowed the city numbers to be released. That order expired May 31.

Oklahoma to Begin Issuing Real IDs this Summer

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Real ID Act is to have minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses, identification cards and prohibits federal agencies from accepting licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards for official purposes. It is aimed to eliminate airline terrorism by increasing requirements to obtain documents granting access to domestic planes.

A Lamp to My Feet

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Today, we are once again looking at the list of seven things the LORD hates found in Proverbs 6:16-19, “There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.” Our church has been meeting every

SENIOR CENTER NEWS

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Hi Everyone! Hope you have had a great week and a nice Memorial Day weekend. We at the center are excited about re-opening to the public. We are starting off on Monday with exercises at 9 am. We ask that everyone that attends bring their weights each day they come so we don’t have others using possibly contaminated weights. We have tried to think of every way to keep the place free of germs. We appreciate your cooperation.