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Thinking Out Loud

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As a young man, I loved the Clint Eastwood movie “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!” This fi lm helped launch him as a movie star. The fi lm epitomized the way life fi nds ways to dish out the good, the bad and the ugly at the most inopportune times even in the same day.

DESTINATION DOWNTOWN

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The big story this month was DCRA’s “Dancing with the Cimarron Stars!!” We had all waited since fi rst of December to get to see this production that had to be rescheduled to February 12th and 13th. Thank you to Michele and Jillian, all the dancers and Joe Kennedy who helped so much with the production and this streaming technology. What a difference a year makes! We had stopped selling tickets back in Nov./ December when we were unaware of what the possibilities would be. You were welcome to attend in person with your purchased ticket, the seat spacing distanced, mask was required. No concessions were sold but The Hungry Heifer Bakery on the corner stayed open until 10:00 pm which many took advantage and enjoyed. A great production- the Citizen has pictured the winners, a great fundraiser for DCRA because of many of you that participated and a great activity for the Broadway District.

Energy Watch

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WTI $61.87 — noon Tuesday From the Tank Tiger If you’re feeling froggy, go ahead and jump. The Arctic freeze which swept the nation took millions of barrels per day of oil production offline.

COVID-19 UPDATE

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Statewide According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, as of Monday, Feb. 22, there are 15,053 active cases in the state of Oklahoma.

Tryon blaze destroys home

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A resident of Tryon arriving home from work at around 10:30 p.m. Monday, noticed smoke and fl ames coming from a house across the street and called 911.

Disaster Declaration Request Approved for Oklahoma

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Water and wastewater systems to be included in technical assistance from federal aid packages. President Biden approved Governor Stitt’s request to declare a federal disaster exists in all 77 Oklahoma counties due to the historic winter storm, clearing the way for federal aid to be directed to the state.

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.

Slippery slope And a car hood

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Drumright’s Devin Holets and Danny Click drove to Cushing Friday to hit the slopes above the Walmart parking lot aboard the hood of an old Ford Contour. Warm temperatures have all but erased last week’s storms. Forecasts call for temps in the 50s and a chance for rain Sunday.

Morris Retires from CFD after 25 years

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“Serving for the Cushing Fire Department has been very interesting,” said Josh Morris, former captain with the Cushing Fire Department. Last week, Morris announced his retirement from the department where he had worked for 25 years.