Supporters of Okeene Athletics held a fish fry at the Okeene Gym Lobby to help raise funds for the schools’ athletic teams. Coaches, teachers, parents, and students are still waiting on a final decision for what the 2020-21 school year will look like. Final plans at the state and local lever are supposed to be voted on at the end of this month. Photo provided by Patrick Penner.
Last Thursday, the Board of Education held their monthly meeting for July with one very big item on the agenda to discuss. While the first meeting of the 2020-2021 fiscal year had plenty to be discussed, the elephant in the room was the plan to reopen this coming fall.
The proposed new secretary of the Commissioners of the Land Office ran an energy company which filed for bankruptcy last year and had been underpaying the commission royalties for oil and gas production.
Due to Covid-19, the 2020 Okeene Alumni Reunion has been cancelled. The alumni association will keep everyone updated as soon as there is more information available.
House Majority Leader Mike Sanders, R- Kingfisher, received a perfect score from the non-partisan Research Institute for Economic Development (RIED) organization in its annual report.