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The Woodward Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for Monday at noon to take action on resolutions that would cancel the special election on August 25, regarding the school bond issue.

The Amber Fawn Wooton-Clark Memorial Scholarship Committee has announced they successfully reached their goal. Thanks to fundraising efforts and support from the community, the scholarship will be a permanent endowment.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahomans hoping to see the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University football teams hit the gridiron this fall should start wearing face masks, the governor said this week.

The Woodward Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for Monday at noon to take action on resolutions that would cancel the special election on August 25, regarding the school bond issue.

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ELMORE CITY - The Travelers 18-under baseball team opened its trip to southern Oklahoma with an 18-0 win over Southern Elevation here Wednesday.

Things are beginning to heat up in Oklahoma with highs in the 90s all week, and no end in sight. As the heat continues, it’s important to keep the risks of heat related illnesses in mind.

Whether boating for leisure, recreation, exercise or sport, Northwestern Oklahoma’s lakes can be enjoyed with the whole family.

OKLAHOMA CITY — A state agency’s plan to hold a large in-person gathering inside a Midwest City convention center should not amount to a public health threat, Oklahoma leaders said Tuesday.

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Woodward Public Library Tuesday morning to visit with Director Connie Terry about various services and options the library offers, including a different twist on the summer reading program this. Also look for a guest appearance with Baby Yoda.

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Woodward County Commissioners heard a brief update Monday morning from Emergency Management Director Matt Lehenbauer on COVID-19 and the high fire danger.

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The Fourth of July is this weekend and while you may be ready to shoot off fireworks in celebration, keep safety in mind and don’t do it in town.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — County mobile testing sites are seeing a surge in demand as the number of COVID-19 cases increases.

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The Travelers 18-under baseball team completed a 7-0 weekend with an 8-3 win over the Oklahoma Mudcats in the finals of the Route 66 Classic in Weatherford on Sunday.

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Woodward County voters will play their part in deciding several races when they go to the polls on Tuesday.

Oklahoma Blood Institute is hosting a blood drive with Woodward Main Street on Saturday, July 11th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Main Street Office. Individuals ages sixteen and up are urged to give blood.

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Motocross professional dirt-bike racing comes to Northwest Oklahoma this weekend with a fully groomed, 1.4 mile track ready to ride.

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WEATHERFORD - Woodward improved to 22-7 overall and extended its winning streak to seven games with a pair of victories in the Route 66 Baseball Classic at Rader Park on Thursday.

Woodward County Commissioners will meet Monday morning in the civil defense room of the courthouse to consider several issues.

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association has amended previously approved rules dealing with outbreaks of influenza on scheduled activities to include COVID-19 as it nears the start of the 2020-21 school year.

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Controversial historical statues and monuments currently drawing the ire of protesters should be relocated to a nine-county area in northwestern Oklahoma, the region’s state senator said Thursday.

On May 23, the Oklahoma Historical Society joined a new, nationwide coalition of history and cultural organizations. This partnership is called Made By Us, and it is being led by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.

The Travelers 18-under baseball team tuned up for the Route 66 Shootout with a 16-3 win at Elk City on Wednesday.

The zing of fishing line being carried out by that prize fish, the drip of water off a waiting line, the chatter of an excited child as they reel in their first catch ever. Those are all sounds that families will get to hear at the Woodward Home of the Brave Fest.

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Dr. Deena Fisher, professor of history and dean of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Woodward campus who is retiring at the end of June, has been conferred the title of Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus by the Regional University System of Oklahoma Board of Regents.

Recent moisture has helped to slow drought in several areas in Oklahoma, and while it hasn’t eliminated it, the relief is important.

Northwest Oklahoma saw an increase of six new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, as the state recorded 295 more positive tests, bringing the cumulative total to more than 11,000 since early March, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

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Several local young ladies took home titles at the 2020 Oklahoma State Cinderella Scholarship Program on Saturday. Woodward’s own Ally Wickware was named the 2020-2021 Oklahoma State Cinderella Woman.

OKLAHOMA CITY – 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.

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, 78 of Freedom, died June 28, 2020 in Elk City. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2020 in the Freedom School Auditorium. See full obituary at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com

81-year-old resident of Vici, died June 19. Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday, June 23, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Vici. Visitation available at Shaw Funeral Home of Vici.