As expected, the Oklahoma Energy Index contracted sharply in April. Oil and natural gas activity fell by 14.3 percent to an index reading of 102.8 – just above the baseline of 100 indexed to the base year of 2000. Total energy activity in the state is now down 44 percent from a year ago with the pace of decline accelerating into the deepest contraction in the last 20 years.
For years Okeene has had great activities for the 4th of July and this year is no different. Start the afternoon by cooling off from the summer heat at the Okeene Public Pool with FREE swimming from 1 to 5 p.m. The swim races and money dive will start at 5 p.m. Then head over to the park for the hamburger and hot dog cookout sponsored by the Okeene Volunteer Firefighter Association. Donations are greatly appreciated! The turtle race registration is at 6:30pm and the races will begin at 7 p.m. After the turtle races, there will be foot and bike races at the old baseball field. Don’t forget to bring your blanket and lawn chairs to kick back and watch the firework show at dusk. The 4th of July activities are sponsored by the Okeene Kiwanis Club and the Okeene Chamber of Commerce. Come spend the day with all of us in Okeene for this year’s 4th of July celebration!
The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP, has issued over $150 million to Oklahoma’s farmers and ranchers in its first three weeks, but wheat advocates are still pushing for inclusion of hard red winter wheat into the program.
Fires continue to ravish area farmers during dry conditions last week. Area firemen have been called out for more than eight consecutive days for fires in adjoining counties.
Hennessey native Jeremiah Herrian met his wife Sarah of Los Angeles California on the mission field. Soon they felt led by God to provide for those struggling with misfortune. They started their mission work together on the streets of the infamous Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.