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School Board holds August Meeting; Boucher retiring after 48 years in district

School Board holds August Meeting; Boucher retiring after 48 years in district

The Canton School Board had their monthly meeting last Monday, nearly 60 hours before students and teachers would step into the schools for the first school day since mid-March. It’s been a hectic time for the board and administration, as they’ve had to prepare for an upcoming school year that will take place after the world has been rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minniehaha Bridge construction starts Sept. 8

On the final Friday in July, Canton hosted a Town Meeting with special guests, Brent Almquist and Mark Wray, of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation there to discuss the upcoming construction to replace the bridge on Highway 58 over Minniehaha Creek. On a scale of 1-10, the bridge was given a five due to the damage underneath it, prompting its replacement, starting on September 8.

Cattlemen still cry foul play by packers, disappointed in USDA actions

As the pandemic swept the country, beef prices soared while cattle prices declined. Many cattlemen are calling out four large packing firms for profiteering during national tragedy while people suffered as they were forced to stay at home. Some producers think that USDA’s Sonny Perdue is giving them the run around and has been full of a bunch of bull so far in investigating the problems with the nation’s meat markets and supply chains. Photo provided by P&R Herefords LLC.

Cattlemen still cry foul play by packers, disappointed in USDA actions

Hitch Enterprises, Inc. is a fifth generation family owned business that was founded in 1884 in the Oklahoma panhandle. The family helped pioneer the commercial cattle feeding business and was one of the first Oklahoma family’s to enter large scale hog production in the 1990s. Last month the business announced that it would be exiting the hog business entirely. Photo provided by Hitch Enterprises, Inc.

Cattlemen still cry foul play by packers, disappointed in USDA actions

Jason Hitch a fifth generation cattleman, is currently the Chairman of the Board of Hitch Enterprises, Inc. of Guymon. Photo provided by Hitch Enterprises, Inc.

Cattlemen still cry foul play by packers, disappointed in USDA actions

The Woodward Livestock Auction holds cattle sales every Tuesday and Thursday. Photo provided by The Woodward Livestock Auction.

Cattlemen still cry foul play by packers, disappointed in USDA actions

The Hitch Ranch was once a prominent Hereford ranch in the Oklahoma panhandle before Henry C. Hitch and his son H.C. “Ladd” Hitch became pioneers in the commercial cattle feed yard business. Photo provided by Hitch Enterprises, Inc.

Cattlemen still cry foul play by packers, disappointed in USDA actions

The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified what some claim is a looming threat to the nation’s food supply, especially for meat.

Cheer Honoree

Cheer Honoree

A sign at West Acres Grocery in Okeene displayed last month that they wouldn’t be serving bacon for breakfast because of high bacon prices. The store is now once again serving bacon to customers.

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