As the calendar turns to December, the Lady Whippets are preparing for basketball season to open up following a big year in 2019-2020. Okeene won 17 games a year ago on their way to an appearance in the Area Round of the Playoffs that saw them come three wins away from a birth into the State Tournament.
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With basketball season approaching, the Whippets are preparing for their first season under new coach, Chad Hussey. Hussey was hired last spring to take over the boys’ basketball program, and anticipation is setting in to see what the 2020- 2021 team will look like.
When the last bite of turkey is consumed and the plates are cleared, the next item on the Thanksgiving agenda is a nap. Because turkey makes you sleepy, right?
Effective Thursday, November 19, in response to a recent dramatic increase in positive COVID-19 cases statewide, Okeene Municipal Hospital is temporarily unable to welcome visitors to its facilities. With some exceptions for cases such as labor and delivery, pediatrics and compassionate care, only patients will be permitted to seek care within the facility. Visitors will not be permitted until further notice.
Candidates for the Board of Education in four Blaine County school districts will file their Declarations of Candidacy beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, December 7, and continuing Tuesday and Wednesday, Blaine County Election Board Secretary Brenda Rice said today.