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Decorating Is Not In My Genes

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I don't know what happened but I definitely did not inherit the decorating gene that gives some people the natural ability to look at a blank wall and picture the best way to dress it up. All I see is a blank wall that needs washing. I've heard rumors that somewhere, back in the really olden days, there were people who could take a sod house and make the dirt floor look like a nice floor. They could make the holes cut in the walls look like windows by adding a bit of fabric. These people are definitely not related to me. No one I am directly related to by blood has this gene. I know this since I've been in their houses. The closest I've come to having a relative with the gene that gives them the ability to look at a blank wall and not say “It's fine the way it is” was my stepdad's wife.

Blaine County Courthouse News

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Civil Court Redzone Coil Tubing LLC, D/B/A, Nine Energy Service vs Husky Ventures, A/K/A, Breach Of Contract Family Court Tiffany Burns vs Matthew James Earl Lloyd Butterfield, Paternity - Child Support/Visitation Felony James Lynn Jackson, Failure To Register As Sex Offender Dustin Mitchell Dustin Mitchell Ballew, Battery/Assault And Battery On Police Officer, Prisoner Placing Body Fluid On Government Employee (A Felony), Public Intoxication -Misd Misdemeanor Jack Rufus Clark, Driving While Under The Influence, Driving While L i c e n s e Canceled/Suspended/Rev oked Mineral Deed SOUTHWEST ENERGY PARTNERS, LLC, MCCUMBER, ARIC MANAGING MEMBER to LONGREACH ENERGY INVESTMENTS, LLC, S17 T13N R13W E2 W2 NW, S17 T13N R13W W2 W2 NW CAPRICA HOLDINGS LLC to JR YOUNG LLC, S24 T13N R13W, S05 T17N R13W, S24 T17N R13W L3 RESOURCES LLC to JR YOUNG LLC, S22 T15N R10W, S24 T17N R13W, S32 T17N R13W, S29 T17N R10W WILLIAMSON, GARY B to GB WILLIAMSON FAMILY MINERALS LLC,S27 T13N R11W NW, S29 T13N R11W SE, S28 T13N R11W, S32 T13N R11W, S33 T13N R11W Quit Claim RANDOLPH, ROGER D., RANDOLPH, ANITA C to RANDOLPH, ROGER D., TRUSTEE, RANDOLPH, ANITA C., TRUSTEE, RANDOLPH FAMILY TRUST, S36 T17N R11W SE, S01 T16N R11W S2 NW L3-4, S36 T17N R11W NW NW STATE OF OKLAHOMA, OKLAHOMA TOURISM & RECREATION DEPT., OKLAHOMA INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPEMTN & PARK DEPT. WINCHESTER, JERRY EXE DIRECTOR to THE OKLAHOMA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, CITY OF WATONGA B124 L1-4 LOTS 1,2,3,& N20FT OF 4 COWAN, TROY A., TRUSTEE, COWAN, SHERRY, TRUSTEE, COWAN LIVING TRUST to COWAN, ALLEN TRACY, COWAN, DELANA, S12 T14N R13W NW Warranty Deeds NIGHTENGALE, GARY, NIGHTENGALE, CYNTHIA to NIGHTENGALE, GARY, TRUSTEE, GARY NIGHTENGALE REVOCABLE TRUST, NIGHTENGALE, CYNTHIA, TRUSTEE, CYNTHIA NIGHTENGALE REVOCABLE TRUST, S24 T19N R13W ASPECT OILFIELD SERVICES LLC to VISTA DISPOSAL SOLUTIONS LLC, S12 T15N R13W SE, S13 T15N R13W NE, S13 T15N R13W NW ENABLE GAS TRANSMISSION LLC to EH EXCHANGE PROPERTY LLC, CITY OF OKEENE B1 L6-17 Partial.

Oklahoma Sees 54,172 Total Covid-19 Cases Statewide

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health showed 19 active cases of the Covid-19 virus Aug. 25 in Blaine County when it released figures for that day. The cases include six in the Canton area, one in the Geary area and 11 in the Watonga area; and two in Hitchcock. These cases do not total the 19 shown by OSDH figures. Similar mathematical anomalies have been noted in other counties as well.

Man Stabbed in Watonga

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Postings on social media from Aug. 24 indicated a man wandered into a local convenience store late in the evening asking for help. He told other customers he had been out walking when he was set upon by four other men who attacked him with a knife or knives. The posts said the man was sliced rather than stabbed. He was taken to OU Medical for treatment.

Geary Schools to Utilize Virtual Day

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Geary Public Schools will hold their first virtual day on Friday, Aug. 28. Students will not report to the brick and mortar buildings that day, but instead remain home and ‘attend’ school on their computers.

Families Seek Refund For Services Colleges Didn’t Deliver

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Natalie Marshall says the University of Central Oklahoma owes her a refund for services not provided last semester after the campus closed in the wake of COVID-19. Marshall, a senior majoring in forensic science and criminal justice, started an online petition following the shutdown urging the administration to give students a partial refund of fees they paid for things like health clinic and counseling services, library and lab use, and face-to-face tutoring.

19th Amendment Exhibit at Library

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Aug. 18, 2020 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. This amendment was a landmark moment in American history that dramatically changed the electorate and provided fuller citizenship for women. The Watonga Public Library is currently featuring a display titled Rightfully Hers. The exhibit runs through Aug. 31. Temporary hours for the library are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday- Friday.