The Blaine County Fair is set for August 21 & 22nd however, it will look different this year, due to COVID-19. There will be not be an Open Class Division in the Foley Building. The Entries will only be 4-H and FFA in the building. In addition, there will be a Junior Livestock Show and Mini Beef Show. This decision was made by the Blaine County Fair board to down scale the Fair this year to help keep the residents of the county safe. They would like to encourage all residents to please enter the fair in 2021. 4-H members are encouraged to come by the Blaine County OSU Extension Office to pick up entry tags prior to the fair. The Lions Club will be having a concession stand from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and all day on Saturday.
Dana Baldwin joined the staff at the Blaine County OSU Extension Center on July 1 on a halftime basis as Extension Educator-Family & Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development. She also works half-time in Major County.
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.
The meat shelves at the Okeene Market still have some empty space. Ron Chapdelanie is the owner of the Okeene Market and Canton Foods grocery stores. Beef prices have risen significantly since the outbreak of COVID-19 as cattle prices have dropped, creating questions about the industry and the nation’s food supply chain.
As grocery stores became even more essential for communities across the country during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, meat prices quickly spiked in response.
Vacation Bible School is almost here. Preparations are underway at the Canton Christian Church for VBS to be held Sunday July 26th thru Thursday July 30th from 6:30 to 9:00pm each evening. We will have a kick-off carnival on Sunday July 26th starting at 5:00pm which will continue until 6:00pm and then be followed by a meal with VBS starting at 6:30pm. Each child will need to register before joining the games at the carnival. All families are invited to come and join us.
House Minority Leader Emily Virgin, D-Norman, released the following statement last week after Arkansas and more than half of the states in the United States have issued a statewide mask policy.