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Thu
27
Jul

Geary Nursing Home Amputee Reconnected with Art

By Chad Waters

Each one of the 37 residents at the Geary Nursing Home has their own unique and individual story.

This is the story of Samuel Lee, a seven-year resident of the nursing home with a true talent.

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Thu
27
Jul

Wrestlers from Across the State Prepare for Battle Main on Street

By Chad Waters

With inspiration from wrestling’s “Beat the Streets” in New York City, where the nation’s best wrestlers from the United States and Japan compete in the middle of Time Square, the Town of Geary is hosting the first-annual “Battle on Main Street” this Saturday, July 29.

Nearly 400 wrestlers from across the State of Oklahoma, varying from ages 4 to 47, will compete in the eight-division tournament on East Main Street starting at 7:30 p.m.

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Thu
27
Jul

Blaine County Sheriff Deputy Charged with Larceny

“Sheriff Almaguer regrets that the incident occurred and that this does not represent how the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office and its Deputies conduct themselves, -Blaine County Under Sheriff David Robertson ”.

By Chad Waters

Buddy Lee King, 39, a now former Blaine County Sheriff’s Deputy was immediately terminated on Friday, May 28, 2017, according to Blaine County Under Sheriff David Robertson, after an investigation led to a warrant for King’s arrest on alleged charges of larceny of lost property.

On May 11, 2017, Watonga resident Eldon Duncan filed a lost property report with the Watonga Police Department, according to the affidavit.

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Thu
20
Jul

Greenfield Alumni Hosts Annual Banquet

On Saturday, June 24, 2017, the Greenfield Bulldogs Alumni met for their annual banquet and meeting at the First Baptist Church in Watonga. There were graduates, spouses, and friends in attendance.

The day began with visiting and fellowship at the Memories of Greenfield Building. Visiting continued at 4:00 pm in the Watonga First Baptist Church fellowship hall with a total of 147 in attendance. The evening started with the King and Queen coronation. Names were drawn and the King was Dwight Martin and RuthAnn (Martin) McCrary was Queen. They were presented to the alumni.

 

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Thu
20
Jul

Roman Nose and Red Rock Pools Closing

By Chad Waters

The Oklahoma State Parks announced some sad news this past week.

Roman Nose and Red Rock Canyon pools will be closing earlier than planned this season due to lack of lifeguards. The Roman Nose pool closed on Monday, July 17, while Red Rock Canyon’s last day is a little later on Sunday, July 23.

The not-so-happy news, for all those water lovers trying to keep cool this summer, is said to be for keeping the public safety as a top priority, according to Travel OK.

 

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Thu
20
Jul

Bison Wrestlers Prepare for All-State Wrestling Duals

By Chad Waters

After representing Geary in the All-Star 8-Man football game back in June, Geary’s Dallas Williams and Ross Shawnee will be recognized for their success on the wrestling mat.

Shawnee and Williams are heading to Sand Springs High School for the All-State Wrestling Duals on Wednesday, July 26.

There will be two duals with four teams (Small East vs. Small West and Large East vs. Large West) with the first dual starting at 7 p.m.

 

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Thu
13
Jul

Hundreds Involved in Great Plains Prison Riot

By Chad Waters

The lights were on outside the Great Plains Correctional Facility in Hinton from Sunday night, July 9, until the early Monday morning of July 10, as they are every night.

However, this night in particular was brighter with added flashing lights from multiple law enforcement agencies that were called to the Facility.

Hundreds of inmates, some armed with baseball bats and iron pipes, rioted at the Facility for nearly eight hours, taking two guards hostage and refusing to return to their cells.

 

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Thu
13
Jul

Thousands Raised at Fundraiser in Geary for Greg Hale and Family

By Chad Waters

Around 150 people came to support Greg Hale at a fundraiser on Saturday, July 8, inside the Geary Community Center.

Hale, a 1989 Geary Graduate, was diagnosed with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which forced his hand in getting a liver transplant on June 11.

“He’s feeling great, and he enjoyed the day very much getting to see everybody,” said Crystal Briscoe, Hale’s half-sister.

 

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Thu
13
Jul

Wheat Harvest Season Comes to an End

By Bethany Syzemore

Being on the downhill slide of summer, now in July, canola and wheat harvest has officially ended for the Watonga area.

It was a difficult year with the rains when people were trying to cut the wheat. But regardless of the heavy rains and other obstacles it was a bountiful year for the Watonga area.

The yields of the crops were at respectable numbers, wheat was ~36 bpa, and canola was ~23 bpa.

 

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Thu
06
Jul

Finding Unity on the Fourth of July

By Trent England

It has become popular to say, though it isn’t true, that our nation is more divided than ever before. Americans who lived through the 1850s, 1830s, and even the 1790s would all disagree (and I’ve purposely left out the time of our actual Civil War). In fact, talk of breaking up the union began before the Constitution was even ratified.

On the other hand, nasty politics is nothing to be proud of and, taken to the extreme, is one of the ways great nations destroy themselves. If we want our nation to continue, and to continue to be great, we all have work to do.

 

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