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We can come together for smart infrastructure

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I am eager to get to work on infrastructure policy to further Oklahoma priorities and bring needed investment to the roads, bridges, and infrastructure that connect communities, support economic productivity, and create jobs across America. I am confident we can do this unless the left wing of the Democratic Party insists on their radical agenda being included. Infrastructure legislation has historically been an area where the two sides have come together with bipartisanship as a commitment. As we continue to rebuild and reconnect our communities from the past year, we must ensure any infrastructure focuses exclusively on just that: real, needed infrastructure.

Cimarron Valley

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Cushing, Drumright, Yale, Agra, Mannford, Oilton, Olive, Ripley… If your school, church, club, sports team, association, organization or non-profit group is holding an event, fundraiser, or even just a regular meeting, let us know so we can let everyone else know. Submit bulletin board items for consideration to: news@drumrightgusher.com or publisher@cushingcitizen.com. Include all the who, what, where and when information you’ve got — we’ll get it in.

Dick Smith’s Driving School

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DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE! If you feel the need to send a text while you’re on the road, pull all the way off the dang road and get out of everyone else’s way!.

Cruisin’

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Cruisin’ Oklahoma came through Drumright on Sunday, on their way to Oklahoma’s premiere road race track in Hallett, Oklahoma. They first met at the old mall parking lot in Stroud, Oklahoma.

Commission enacts emergency declaration

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The Payne County Commissioners Thursday approved an emergency declaration for the county due to the recent winter weather. District 1 Commissioner Zach Cavett said the declaration allows the county to obtain funding for road damages caused by back-to-back snowstorms.

Gauging A Plan To Alter Education Funding in Oklahoma

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A proposal to adjust the school funding formula could strip millions from urban and rural districts and shift it to others. Had it been in place this year, Oklahoma City Public Schools’ state aid would have been reduced by southeastern Oklahoma, for instance, more than $7 million.

COVID-19 Update

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According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, as of Mon. March 1, Oklahoma has 12,768 active cases of covid-19. There have been 424,508 total cases since testing began, with 407,313 recovered and 4,428 deaths attributed to the virus.

COVID-19 UPDATE

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Statewide According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, as of Monday, Feb. 22, there are 15,053 active cases in the state of Oklahoma.

Creek Co. Commission okays concrete project at fairgrounds

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The Creek County Commissioners Tuesday approved opening a new Sheriff’s Office Account for the Department of Homeland Security Immigration (HSI) salary reimbursement and forfeitures fund. Sheriff Bret Bowling told the Commissioners that this is the first step in receiving these funds.

Storm season could be worst ever

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AccuWeather meteorologists are calling for a slow start to the peak of the severe weather season across the United States this spring, and they are warning of the possibility that severe weather and tornado activity could abruptly fire up and rival one of the most notorious severe weather seasons ever, due to some atmospheric similarities current weather patterns bear to that devastating season.