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Never Forget 09.11.2001

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Nineteen years ago Friday, the world, including America, was glued to its television screen as events in Washington, New York and Pennsylvania unfolded. It was the day 19 terrorists associated with al Qaeda commandeered four airliners and turned them into huge weapons. At 8:45 a.m. the first plane, loaded with fuel for a transcontinental flight slammed into the 80th floor of the World Trade Center. Many were killed in the building and many more were trapped above the crash site. Less than 20 minutes later a second plane would crash into the south tower at the 60th floor. That was when the first crash was no longer an accident, and America was under attack.

CT Unit Estimate Busts City Budget

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When the Watonga City Council, meeting Sept. 1 as the Public Works Authority, came to the matter of the Watonga Hospital CT unit expansion, there was one burning question. How could the estimate have been so wrong?

A Bubble Off Plumb

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The governor has reissued the state of emergency for Oklahoma. Obviously the Coronavirus pandemic isn’t going away any time soon.

Supporting Oklahoma’s Rural Hospitals

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Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) announced today he recently cosponsored Congressman Jason Smith’s (MO-08) Saving Rural Hospitals from Closure Act, which authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take certain measures, including forgiving all Medicare accelerated payments for rural hospitals that are experiencing severe financial hardship.

A Lamp to My Feet

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I thought that it would be good to start going through the letters of the apostle Paul. Paul definitely wrote Romans through Philemon. He may have written Hebrews also. That means that he wrote at least 13 books in our New Testament, 14 if you count Hebrews. Folks, that is ½ of the books of the New Testament.

SENIOR CENTER NEWS

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Hi Everyone! Well another we has come and gone and we’re all hanging in there hopefully doing good. We had a good week at the center. We did have a little scare on Friday when one of our air conditioners quit. It began getting warm pretty quick. We had Shannon Sinclair and Brandon come soon. The ended changing the batteries in the wall control unit and it began working right away. Thank you Shannon and Brandon.

Ferguson Features

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We have had 37 guests to the museum this month and hope to have many more in the future. So stop on by in the coming months and learn how the pioneers celebrated halloween and christmas. Come see our fall decor here and learn a little history.

Blaine County Students Recognized at 4-H Roundup

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State 4-H Roundup has developed many traditions over nearly a century, but this year’s event – a celebration of its 99th anniversary – was anything but traditional. For years, Oklahoma 4- H’ers have gathered on the Oklahoma State University campus, participated in spirit contests and handson learning opportunities, made new friends and walked across the stage in Gallagher-Iba Arena to collect well-deserved awards.