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Wed
28
Sep

Social Security Board of Trustees: Long-Range Projection Unchanged for Trust Fund Reserve Depletion

Disability Fund Improves in Near Term

The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its annual report on the longterm financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2034, the same as projected last year, with 79 percent of benefits payable  at that time. The DI Trust Fund will become depleted in 2023, extended from last year’s estimate of 2016, with 89 percent of benefits still payable.   

Wed
28
Sep

Crop Insurance Gives Farmers More Planting Flexibility

Insurance Changes Expand Farm Safety Net for Double Cropping

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2016 – Acting Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse today announced that the federal crop insurance program will provide additional flexibility to farmers. The modifications center on the practice of growing two crops on the same field at different times of the year, which is known as double cropping. “We are constantly looking for ways to meet the needs of our farmers and seek out their feedback so we can best provide them with the tools and resources they need to grow and support their operations,” Scuse said.   

Wed
28
Sep

State Question 777 helps family farmers feed the world

by Jimmy W. Kinder

As a fourth-generation Cotton County family farmer and rancher, my wife Margaret Ann and I have lived on and worked the land our entire lives. We have spent our lives producing food for Oklahoma and for the world. The industry we have dedicated our lives to is threatened by people who want to dictate the way my family has done business for generations.  

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Wed
28
Sep

FFA Chapter Officers Living to Serve

Sponsored by Public Service Company of Oklahoma

Officers of Big Pasture, Temple and Walters FFA chapters participated in the 2016 Oklahoma FFA Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference, September 20, at Great Plains Technology Center in Lawton, OK. The eight state FFA Officers planned and conducted this year’s conference based on the theme, “The Bottom Line.”

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Wed
28
Sep

2016 Walters Car Cruz Saturday October 1

Bring the Kids, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Moms and Dads there is something for everyone! Everyone get out their competitive spirit and win cash at the 2016 Walters Car Cruz October 1, 2016 by entering the Twist Contest, Car Hop Relay, Bubble Gum Blowing Contets, Frozen T-Shirt Contest and Guitar Decorating Contest. Also, enter the Best Dressed Girl Rockabilly Contest and Best Dressed Guy Rockabilly Contest.   

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Wed
21
Sep

Announcement for Angel Tree

The Cotton County Angel Tree will be accepting requests to sign your child/children up for the Angel Treebeginning Monday, October 24th thru Friday, November 11th. The program is only available to those families that are currently receiving SNAP Food Benefits thru Cotton County DHS. Children between the ages of one and sixteen are eligible to be signed up for the Angel Tree. (Children must be one (1) year old at the time of sign up). Requests should be made in person at the Cotton County Department of Human Services, 1501 S. 7th, Walters, 580/875-4000. Children’s names submitted will be converted to a numbered Angel.
 
 
Wed
21
Sep

Walters City Council Met on September 6, 2016

The Walters City Council met on September 06, 2016 in the City Council Chambers in the City Hall. Those present were Mayor David Mitchell; Vice Mayor Roberta Ellis; Councilmen Steve McCammon and Richard Anderson; City Manager John Sheppard; City Attorney Hyman Copeland; and City Clerk Dollie Glenn. Councilman Bob Nance was absent. Visitors present were City of Walters Water Superintendent Wes Eidson, Gerald Hayes and Police Officer Michael Lowery.
 
 
Wed
21
Sep

Governor Mary Fallin Appoints District Judge for Comanche County

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced the appointment of Irma J. Newburn as District Judge for Comanche County. She is replacing Keith B. Aycock, who retired July 1. Newburn, of Lawton, serves as first district attorney in Comanche County. She is also a member of the Oklahoma Board of Corrections. Fallin appointed her to the corrections board in February 2015.
 
 
Wed
21
Sep

Walters Educational Foundation Funds A Technology Project

This past spring the Walters Educational Foundation funded a technology project for Mrs. Marlett’s English classes. The project included purchasing a new projector and a new laptop computer. This technology will enable her classes to use internetbased educational websites in conjunction with the Smartboard in her room. The new projector and laptop will also be used with the ELMO technology where written materials can be projected and used as classroom/teaching supplementary resources.
 
 
Wed
14
Sep

Keeping students in OK after graduation key to building better state

Rep. Scooter Park
 
I recently had the opportunity to visit with leaders at Oklahoma State University. We talked about ways we can create a better business climate in our state in order to grow our economy. Part of this is figuring out ways to entice our students to stay in Oklahoma once they graduate. College graduates entering the Oklahoma work force not only will add to our tax base, but they will strengthen our communities – filling our churches and our schools with their own children, contributing to our volunteer organizations, building our businesses and creating a vibrant, creative culture for years to come.
 
 

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