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Talking trash


We received an email from a subscriber in Lexington saying neither WDS nor GFL is picking up trash in that community.

The Lexington resident reported he is unable to contact either of the companies and he had heard a rumor that GFL had purchased WDS.

Turns out it is not a rumor after all.

From Allen Cox at GFL: “Yes, GFL purchased WDS on April 1.

“We visited with municipalities they are contracted with last week and informed them,” Cox went on to tell Purcell City Manager Dale Bunn.

“It is public knowledge to share now that the deal is closed,” Cox said.

Before Bunn tracked down the skinny on Monday I went over to Lexington with camera in hand to take pictures of overflowing dumpsters but could not find one.

There were no dumpsters that we could see that were even full.

Our email buddy was even worried that he had paid for three months of service.

But by the way Allen Cox sounded things should work out just fine for customers in Lexington and the surrounding area.


The annual Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce awards banquet is set for Thursday night.

Doors open at Southwind Hills in Goldsby at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow.


The Purcell Parent Teacher Organization is currently raising funds for fencing to be erected around the playgrounds at the elementary and intermediate schools.

The annual Fun-Run is a fundraiser that will help put money in the coffers for this project.

The Fun-Run will be held May 9 at the Bob Haley Track and Field Complex.



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