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Happy birthday to Debbie Tims, John Bourquin, Qunin Bennett, Matt Croslin, Blake Western, Carolyn Harrison, Joyce Pennington, David Stanton, Celeste Clary, Chardee Carpenter, Dale Richardson, Jacob Sheehy, Crew Montgomery, Dede Page, Adam Wells, Barbara Bruehl, Martin Montelongo, Leslie Arriaga, Eduardo Cruz, Carolyn Hall, Cristian Reyes, Thomas Belfiore, Barbara Gullion and Monica Perez.


Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions yet?

Now that we’re a few days into 2022, it’s time to put them into action!

Most people make the usual resolutions to eat a healthy diet, stop smoking, exercise more and save more.

Whatever yours are, try to stick with them. I’ve been  told that it only takes 90 days to make a change in your life!


McClain County Treasurer Teresa Jones reminds property owners in the county that 2022 tax statements were due before January 1.

Property owners can print out their tax statements by going online to tmconsulting.us.com.

For more information call 405-527-3261.


With school having resumed after the Christmas break, drivers should be especially vigilant for pedestrians before and after school hours.

Drivers need to watch out for children walking and biking to and from school which includes those getting out of cars in school parking lots which can be particularly dangerous.

We  need to pay special attention to our greatest resource, our children!


Here’s a great recipe you can make in your slow cooker and come home to a delicious meal.

Easy Taco Soup

1 pound ground beef

1 small onion, chopped

4-5 cloves garlic, minced

4 cups beef or chicken broth of stock

15. oz. can of corn, drained

15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained

15 oz. can chili beans in chili sauce

28 oz. can crushed tomatoes

4 oz. can chopped green chiles

1 TBL chili powder

2 tsps. cumin

1 tsp. dried oregano, onion powder and garlic powder

Salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste

Place cooked ground beef in the bottom of the crockpot. Add in all other ingredients and stir together.

Cover with lid and cook on high 4-6 or low 8-10 hours.


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