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Sat
16
Jun

Is Medical Marijuana Risky or Rewarding in Oklahoma?

By Connie Burcham

Oklahoma voters will have the say so June 26 on State Question 788, which deals with medical marijuana.

What are some of the arguments for or against? Critics of SQ 788 – including the Oklahoman -- have tended to characterize it as so broad that it would essentially legalize recreational marijuana. At issue is the language of the question, because there is no list of medical conditions that can legally be treated with weed. A patient has only to ‘articulate’ a medical need—essentially tell a physician they need a prescription.

 

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Sat
16
Jun

Demolished House Catches Fire, Burned Once Before

This is what remains of a house on Main Street. The house caught fire in 2016 and was unused since that time. It had been sold and the new owner hired a contractor to knock down the structure. That work was done June 11.

 

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Sat
16
Jun

Dont Forget Dad this Father’s Day

By Connie Burcham

Father’s Day has two origination stories. Some accounts have it beginning in Washington state on June 19, 1910. Sonora Dodd, while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon, thought fathers should be honored as well. She had been brought up by her widowed father and thought mothers were getting all the acclaim. She felt fathers were just as worthy.

The other story is the day was first observed on July 5, 1908 in Fairmont, West Virginia. Grace Clayton suggested it to her minister that fathers should be celebrated after a mine disaster killed more than 300 men.

 

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Sat
16
Jun

Geary P.D. Set to Install New Security Measures

By Connie Burcham

Geary City Council met in regular session June 7. Tabbitha Kiener, Craig Wright, Trey Carter and Mayor Bobby Allen were in attendance. John Burns was absent.

Following establishment of a quorum, the council heard financial reports from Linda Woodruff, who does the accounting for the city.

She noted that the cash on the balance sheet was up from one year ago, but 55 percent was in restricted funds. The accounts receivable -- money owed to the city – has dropped to its normal range of $160,000 to $180,000, while the accounts payable – money the city owes -- was down by a third when compared to one year ago.

 

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Thu
07
Jun

Cutting Through the Haze: Understanding SQ 788

By Connie Burcham

The airwaves and coffeeshops in Oklahoma are buzzing with conversations about State Question 788. Using information from various sources including Ballotpedia, a nonpartisan online political encyclopedia, what follows is a dissection of the question and arguments both pro and con. Founded in 2007, Ballotpedia covers American federal, state, and local politics, elections, and public policy.

 

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Thu
07
Jun

2018 Harvest Underway with First Wheat Load

David Wigington was the first farmer to bring a load of wheat to Wheeler Brothers Grain in Greenfield. David Wigington brought it in May 30. Turner and Tate Wigington, David's grandsons were his passengers.

 

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Thu
07
Jun

Stargazers Rejoice: Telescope to be Dedicated Near Geary

By Connie Burcham

The Kirkpatrick Telescope at the Cheddar Ranch Observatory will be dedicated June 16 at the ranch between Watonga and Geary. This day – or night, rather – has been a long time in the making, according to Mike Brake, observing coordinator for the Oklahoma City Astronomy Club.

Brake said about 10 years ago, the club put out feelers, looking for a parcel of land on which to build an observatory. Because many of the 50-yearold club’s members especially enjoyed stargazing in the dark skies near American Horse Lake, inquiries were made in this area.

 

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Thu
31
May

Recent Drought to Blame for Low Volume Crop Yields

By Connie Burcham

Producers in Blaine County are getting geared up for wheat harvest, which usually starts early in June.

This year, though, there may not be a lot of gears to run through.

According to USDA statistics, for the week ending May 25, the Oklahoma crop was 34 percent very poor, 27 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 11 percent good and only one percent excellent. The ongoing drought with only sporadic rainfall during the growing season is to blame.

 

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Thu
31
May

Man Charged for Growing Marijuana in Parent’s Attic

By Chad Waters

Blaine County Sheriff’s Office latest indoor marijuana grow bust in more than 20 years occurred in the early morning of Friday, May 25, in Okeene.

Blaine County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Don Browning responded to a burglary in Southard, Oklahoma, where he found Clinton Lamle, 35, outside of the residence at 3:12 a.m. Lamle showed signs of drunkenness and claimed to be breaking into a friend’s house to find a place to sleep.

 

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Thu
31
May

Cool Waters and Smiling Faces Kicks Off Summer in Geary

Opening Day on Memorial Day saw 144 swimmers at the Geary Pool. The local pool is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Everyone 4 years old and up can swim for $2 while those 3 years old and younger are free.

 

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