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Thu
16
Nov

Geary Sees Slight Rise in Sales Tax Revenue

By Chad Waters

The City of Geary (Blaine and Canadian Counties combined) saw around an $1,050.70 increase in sales tax revenue and net taxable sales for the month of November, according to an Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) report released this past week.

The November distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission primarily represents local tax receipts from September business. Companies that remit more than $2,500 monthly in sales tax receipts are required to file and pay electronically. The monies they reported this period represent sales from September 16 to September 30, and estimated sales from October 1 to October 15.

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Thu
16
Nov

Health Department Encourages Flu Shot Before the Holidays

As the number of influenza- related hospitalizations continues to increase, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and the Blaine County Health Department wants to remind Oklahomans to get a flu shot before upcoming holiday gatherings to prevent spread of the illness.

OSDH reports 63 hospitalizations associated with the flu since the season began in September. The number of flu cases is relatively high for this time of year, and public health officials are concerned that there will be an increase in flu cases during the holiday season. The highest number of flu-related hospitalizations has occurred among those who are older than 50 years of age, as well as children younger than 5, which are both groups at greater risk of experiencing severe illness and complications due to flu.

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Thu
09
Nov

Oklahoma’s New Laws That Took Effect on November 1st

By Chad Waters

When Oklahomans awakened at the start of the month of November, 228 new laws were officially on the books.

The Oklahoma Legislature has struggled to come up with enough votes to pass tax increases this year, but that didn’t keep lawmakers from approving a bunch of other fee increases.

 

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Thu
09
Nov

Chamber Yard of the Month

Pam Hanes Fertonani outside her home, which won the Geary Chamber of Commerce October Yard of the Month.

 

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Thu
09
Nov

Winners and Losers in the Failed Vote on Tax Package

By Trevor Brown, Paul Monies and Jennifer Palmer

In the end, the backing of more than 45 health-care, education and public-policy advocacy groups – along with the support of a bipartisan group of current and former state leaders – wasn’t enough Wednesday.

After four hours of debate and vote wrangling, the Oklahoma House came up five votes shy of passing a tax package expected to yield hundreds of millions of dollars – a bill that could have closed the curtains on a roiling special session without the need for painful budget cuts.

 

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Thu
02
Nov

Set Clocks Back an Hour for Daylight Saving Time

By Chad Waters

Everyone in the United States will change clocks at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 5, for the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST).

That along with Canada, and nine other territories will do the same on Sunday. Americans will have lighter mornings and darker evenings because of the earlier sunrises and sunsets. Most of the U.S. has basked in an extra hour of daylight since the spring. But that’s coming to an end. On Nov. 5, most Americans will set their clocks back an hour, as daylight saving time (sometimes erroneously called daylight savings times) comes to an end for the year.

The spring and fall clock changes continue as a long tradition that was started by Benjamin Franklin to conserve energy.

 

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Thu
02
Nov

Moore’s Farm Service Center: Serving Calumet and Area Since 2001

By Chad Waters

Whether one is heading north on Highway 270 from I-40 into Calumet or east on Highway 270 from Geary into Calumet, one will eventually pass by Moore’s Farm Service Center.

Walk inside, and one might run into owner Tony Moore and his wonderful, happy-go-lucky family.

 

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Thu
02
Nov

GEARY RESIDENTS CELEBRATE HALLOWEN AND SECOND-ANNUAL TRUNK-OR-TREAT EVENT

(left picture) Pam Fertonani took first place at the second-annual trunk-or-treat event on Main Street with her haunted house. (middle picture)

Toni Dowlings took second place with her abandoned apothecary. (right picture) Kasey Miller took third place with her Mario Brothers-themed vehicle

 

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Thu
26
Oct

New Rate Boosts Sales Tax in Blaine County

By Chad Waters

With the new .875 percent tax rate effective on October 1, Blaine County as a whole saw a major increase in both sales and use tax.

Of the eight towns providing sales tax with the Oklahoma Tax Commission in Blaine County, all but one (Hydro) saw an increase as Blaine County had an 18.5 percent increase ($85,152.15) from last month and a 40.9 percent increase ($158,619.66) from this time last year.

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Thu
26
Oct

Geary and Other Area Residents Are Ready to Celebrate Halloween

Geary residents prepare for second-annual Truck-or-Treat event on Main Street from 6-9 p.m. on Halloween. This year’s decoration winners will receive $100 for 1st place, $75 for 2nd place and $50 for 3rd place.

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