Longtime Okeene resident and Vietnam War Veteran Bob Ford spoke to students on Veterans’ Day last week. Ford visited Mrs. Kris Osmus’s 3rd grade class, the Okeene Junior Class, among others on Nov. 11, 2020. He presented some of the students with the article recently published about him in The Okeene Record, as well as spoke to students about his experiences and the highly acclaimed book he authored which is titled “Black Cat 3-1.”
The Okeene School Foundation recently awarded local teachers as follows for their respective classroom projects and needs: Cheryl Boeckman, $90 for Ultimate Fitness, $540 for WEVIDEO; Ginny Dobrinski, $750 Flexible Seating Equals Productive Learning; Jami Cook, $500 Elementary Library Book Replacement Project; Jodi Hussey, $1112.81 Increasing Literacy Skills; Kim Jech, $374.25 Articulation Assessment; Kim Wardlaw, $60 Tadpole to Frog; Kris Osmus, $300 Classroom Table; Mickey Westfahl, $224.97 Chromebook Headphones; Rhonda Heckart, $224.97 Chromebook Headphones; Tara Fisher, $182.27 Going Digital; Angie Kemp, $500 Onward and Upward With Books.
Representative Mike Dobrinski, R-Okeene, was sworn in last week to his position in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing Oklahoma House District 59.
Okeene residents voted overwhelmingly for President Trump in the Nov. 3 election. Trump carried Okeene with 591 votes (87%), versus 75 for Biden, and 12 votes for the other candidates. Statewide Trump received 65.37% of Oklahoman voters support. Nationally, major media outlets have declared Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election, but no official results have been certified yet, and litigation and recounts will have to be finalized before the nation will know for sure who won the presidency.
Congressman Frank Lucas, R-Cheynne, released the following statement after voters overwhelmingly re-elected him by a margin of 78%-21% to the U.S. House of Representatives to serve in the 117th Congress: