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Bullard files bill to stop age discrimination in firearms purchases

Bullard files bill to stop age discrimination in firearms purchases OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, filed legislation recently to better protect the Second Amendment rights of Oklahomans when purchasing firearms. Senate Bill 1218 would prohibit licensed dealers from denying anyone over the age of 18 from purchasing a firearm based on his or…

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UCO to Graduate More than 900 Students at Fall Commencement Ceremonies, Dec. 15-16

UCO to Graduate More than 900 Students at Fall Commencement Ceremonies, Dec. 15-16 The University of Central Oklahoma will celebrate the achievements of approximately 921 graduates during the Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremonies Dec. 15-16, in Central’s Hamilton Field House. UCO President Todd G. Lamb will offer comments at each of the university’s four ceremonies. Commencement…

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McBride Responds to Lack of OSDE Transparency and Cooperation

McBride Responds to Lack of OSDE Transparency and Cooperation OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, today released a statement in response to a lack of transparency and cooperation on the part of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters and Sr. Advisor Matt Langston. This statement comes on the heels of numerous requests for…

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USDA Seeks Applicants to Advance Economic Development and Create Jobs in Oklahoma

USDA Seeks Applicants to Advance Economic Development and Create Jobs in Oklahoma STILLWATER, OKLA., Dec. 7, 2023 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development and Oklahoma State Director Kenneth Corn announced today that the Oklahoma State Office for Rural Development is accepting applications to advance economic development and create jobs for people in rural…

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Rural Fire Departments seeking better communications from 9-1-1 Dispatch

Rural Fire Departments seeking better communications from 9-1-1 Dispatch By R.L. Thompson Representatives from the County Fire Fighters Association, Dick Ladd (President of the Association) and James Whisenant, addressed the Okfuskee County Commissioners during their meeting on Monday, November 27, regarding dispatch for the 9-1-1 system. Ladd commented on the amount of static on the…

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Extension to Train New Class of Master Sewing Volunteers

Extension to Train New Class of Master Sewing Volunteers Oklahoma State University (OSU) Extension will host a training for certified volunteers to help assist County Extension offices in teaching local sewing classes. This training will take place on April 2-4, 2024 at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds in Norman, OK. Individuals who complete the training and…

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Okemah School accepts property from donor

Okemah School accepts property from donor By R. L. Thompson The Okemah School Board met in regular meeting on November 13 to discuss a full agenda including hiring personnel and accepting property from a donor. Board members Jason Bean, Randy Colbert, Jim Bill Copeland, J.C. Haddox and Bert Robison were all present. Following the approval…

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October Allocation of Alcoholic Beverage Tax

October Allocation of Alcoholic Beverage Tax The Board of Okfuskee County Commissioners approved the monthly distribution of the allocation of alcoholic beverage tax totaling $10,730.25 for the cities and towns in Okfuskee County during the November 13 meeting. The distribution is authorized by Title 37A-5-104 regarding the distribution of excise tax revenue collected on alcoholic…

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Oklahoma National Guard Museum hosts annual Veterans Day ceremony

Oklahoma National Guard Museum hosts annual Veterans Day ceremony OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma National Guard’s Office of Public Affairs invites all local media to the annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Oklahoma National Guard Museum, formerly known as the 45th Infantry Division Museum. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 11 at 10…

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