Area News

Fall 4-H Clover Rally Results

The Fall Okfuskee County 4-H Clover Rally was held Monday, Oct. 23, at the Okfuskee County Fairgrounds.  4-H members had the unique opportunity to participate in a variety of educational contests.  These included the Fashion Revue, Impressive Dress, Expressive Arts, Consumer Decision-Making, and FCS (Family and Consumer Sciences) Skill-a-thon contests.  The following are results of…

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Farm animals on the loose

ONL Staff Report The Okfuskee County Sheriff’s Department has been busy lately keeping up with a number of loose animal reports in the county. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” Sheriff Steve Worley told the county commissioners on Monday. The county has recently entered into a contract with four individuals to capture and transport animals…

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Service and cooperation will get you there

The Okemah Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture held their monthly meeting on Tuesday at Pepino’s Mexican Restaurant and listened to American Farmers and Ranchers president on how to achieve the vision for Okemah. The meeting was call to order by Kathleen Davis, Main Street Coordinator. The group was led in prayer by Claud Evans and…

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Council votes to adopt a Motel/Hotel Tax

During the regular meeting on Thursday, Oct. 12, the Okemah City Council had before them the opportunity to adopt a motel/hotel tax. The ordinance called for a 5 percent tax on the room rental rate. City Attorney Jack Cadenhead explained that the proceeds and receipts for room rentals, except for rates $3 or less, would…

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Sen. Thompson again chosen for key national committee work on fiscal policy

State Senator Roger Thompson has again been asked to share his expertise on creating sound, conservative fiscal policy with his appointment to the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Budgets and Revenue Committee. Thompson, chair of the Oklahoma State Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance, has previously garnered appointments to other national panels aimed at modernizing…

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BancFirst partners with Gov. Fallin for Feeding Oklahoma Drive

BancFirst locations will serve as donation sites for the Feeding Oklahoma Drive sponsored by Gov. Mary Fallin again this year. Non-perishable food items can be brought to the BancFirst Feeding Oklahoma collection boxes Oct. 1-31. Needed items include canned meats, canned fruits, canned vegetables, canned beans and peanut butter. The Feeding Oklahoma food drive was…

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NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program Applications Due Dec. 15

Gary O’Neill, USDA-NRCS State Conservationist for Oklahoma is reminding producers that the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) applications for 2018 are due in the local NRCS offices on Dec. 15, 2017. Mr. O’Neill stated that “EQIP is available to producers and landowners active in agricultural or forest production engaged in livestock, agricultural, or forest production…

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