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Sales tax revenue down 3.3 percent

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The Oklahoma Tax Commission recently released its November distribution of sales tax collections which primarily represent local tax receipts from September business. Companies that remit more than $2,500 monthly in sales tax receipts are required to fi le and pay electronically. The monies reported this period represent sales from Sept. 16 to 30 and estimated sales from October 1t to October 15.

Cushing crime data

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The crime data chart is derived from reports completed by Cushing Police Department offi cers and submitted to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation database. Cushing PD is among 415 sheriff s’ offi ces and police departments in Oklahoma that provide crime and arrest data to OSBI each month. These reports form the database from which the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) is created. Eight specifi c off enses comprise the crime index and serve as indicators of crime trends in Cushing. These eight off enses are known as part 1 off enses and include murder, rape, robbery, felonious assault, breaking and entering, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

Central Tech seat open

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The Board of Education of Central Technology Center in Drumright has announced that individuals interested in running as a candidate for Seat #1 on the Central Technology Center Board of Education may file to run as a candidate at the Creek County Election Board offi ces between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday Dec. 7 through Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Payne County Jail inmates helping with cleanup

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The Payne County Commissioners last week issued an emergency declaration for the county due to the recent ice storm that left many residents with tree and property damage. The declaration approved during a special meeting allows the county to be eligible for potential state or federal emergency funds for debris cleanup, said District 1 Commissioner Zach Cavett.

Cimarron Valley Bulletin Board

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Cushing, Drumright, Yale, Agra, Mannford, Oilton, Olive, Ripley… If your school, church, club, sports team, association, organization or non-profit group is holding an event, fundraiser, or even just a regular meeting, let us know so we can let everyone else know. Submit bulletin board items for consideration to:news@drumrightgusher.com or publisher@cushingcitizen.com. Include all the who, what, where and when information you’ve got — we’ll get it in.

Gunplay on Moses

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A normally quiet Saturday night in downtown Cushing was interrupted by the sounds of gun shots as two groups of people exchanged gunfi re at a commercial building on 124 East Moses. According to Cushing Police Chief Chuck Claxton, his department was notifi ed at around 8:45 p.m.

Yale Officers Find 200 Grams of Meth

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On Saturday, Nov. 7, Officer Jerry Haley with the Yale Police Department, pulled over a vehicle driven by Eric Dean Hambrick, 23, of Stillwater, on a traffic offense.

COVID-19 UPDATE

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Oklahoma State Department of health reported on Monday, Nov. 16, that Agra has 7 active cases of COVID-19.

Destination Downtown

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Challenges were here again for Cushing this past week during freezing rain and all the power outages, but most of the Broadway District were blessed and most escaped that challenge. We certainly have the best city staff , along with Mike Stark’s electrical department and crews. They all defi nitely worked days, nights and the weekend to get all power returned We are all blessed just to be living in Cushing!