Summer events at Chickasaw Cultural Center ideal for family

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SULPHUR, Okla. – With school out and summer in full swing, the Chickasaw Cultural Center offers an array of fun activities and events for all ages.

Lecture Series: Pollinators Have Much to Teach Us

The Chickasaw Cultural Center will host the Chickasaw Nation Lecture Series: “Pollinators Have Much to Teach Us.” The lecture will be streamed live via the Chickasaw Nation Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheChickasawNation.

Thalia Miller, director of horticulture for Chickasaw Nation Culture and Humanities will present at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 21.

Children’s Festival

The annual Children’s Festival provides fun for the whole family Saturday, June 23.

Children and family will have access to make and take crafts, face painting, food and hydration, a bean bag toss game and Living Village activities.

Children will receive free gifts while supplies last.

The Chipota (Children’s) Film Festival will take place Saturday, June 23. The festival showcases family-oriented cinema.

“Toy Story” will be shown at 10:30 a.m. followed by “Charlotte’s Web” at noon. “Pinocchio” will play at 1:30 p.m. followed by “Stuart Little” at 3 p.m.

The lecture and Children’s Festival, along with the Chipota Film Festival, is open to the public at no charge.

The musical drama “The Greatest Showman” will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, June 23, in the Anoliꞌ Theater. Prices for the showing are $3 for children age 12 and under, $4 for adults or $6 for a movie deal that includes ticket, popcorn and drink.

For more information about any of the upcoming events, call 580-622-7130 or visit www.chickasawculturalcenter.com.

Cameron University alumnus Hon. Emmit Tayloe to address Class of 2018

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The Hon. Emmit Tayloe, a Cameron University alumnus and judge for Oklahoma’s Fifth Judicial District, will deliver the commencement address to Cameron’s Class of 2018. The annual graduation ceremony is slated for Friday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Cameron Stadium. Following Tayloe’s address, CU’s 2018 graduates will receive their diplomas. A fireworks display will cap off the occasion. The public is invited to attend free of charge. No tickets are required.

“Throughout his professional life, Judge Emmit Tayloe has demonstrated integrity, character, and a genuine sense of caring about the Lawton/Fort Sill community,” says Cameron President John McArthur. “He is an outstanding role model for this year’s Cameron graduates, who can find inspiration in his dedication and service to others.”

Since earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cameron University in 1980, Lawton native Emmit Tayloe has experienced a career that has seen him open a private law practice, serve as an assistant district attorney and, since April 2014, hold the position of judge for Oklahoma’s Fifth Judicial District.  During each phase of his career, he has demonstrated care, enthusiasm, diligence and fairness.

Attending Cameron on a debate scholarship, Tayloe majored in speech and was a member of CU’s National Championship Speech Team in 1979.  He also served fellow students as vice president of the university’s Student Government Association.

Admitted to the bar in 1983 after earning his juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma, Tayloe was appointed as a Comanche County assistant district attorney. In 1986, he opened a private practice in Lawton, where he specialized in both civil and criminal law. After his appointment to the Fifth Judicial District, Tayloe served as chief judge in 2016 and 2017 and as community sentencing judge since 2016.  He also initiated the Community Sentencing Diversion Program in 2016, which has been used by more than 100 defendants to date.

Professionally, Tayloe is an active member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Comanche County Bar Association, where he has served as president and vice president. He is a Fellow of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation. He has been actively involved in Comanche County’s Teen Court for more than 20 years as past chairman of its board of directors and as presiding judge.

Tayloe serves on the Preserving the Record task force, a statewide effort to address the current shortage of court reporters, and he was responsible for obtaining funding from the Oklahoma Bar Foundation to install video systems in all seven courtrooms in the Comanche County Courthouse, as well as the adult and juvenile detention centers. He also serves on the Executive Board for the Judicial Conference with the Chief and Vice-Chief of the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

He has continued his involvement with Cameron University, acting as judge for the Business Department’s annual Ethics Bowl competition.  In 2016, he was honored as one of Cameron’s Distinguished Alumni. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Cameron University Alumni Association.

A fourth generation Oklahoman, Tayloe has ties to Fort Sill, where his father retired as a Master Sergeant. He is active in the Kiwanis Club and served as a deacon and elder in his church.  Tayloe and his wife of more than 30 years, Dolina, have three children and four grandchildren.

Joe Allen Named New Eagle Football, Baseball Mentor

 Joe Allen was selected recently as the 38th head football coach in school history at Waurika High School.

Allen will not only be the grid mentor, but will also serve as the head baseball coach for the Eagles next spring.

 “I am really excited about coming to Waurika not just because of the job opportunities, but because my wife teaches at Waurika, we live here and my kids go to school here,” said Allen in a recent interview.

Allen, a 2009 graduate of Cameron University and a 2004 Ryan High School graduate, is looking forward to the challenge of continuing to build on the success Waurika has had in football the past couple of years.

For the past four seasons Allen has been the head baseball coach and assistant football coach at Walters High School. He guided the Blue Devils to one district title in baseball in the four seasons.

“The big selling point for the job was of course my family, but also the kind of athletes they had coming up at Waurika,” said Allen. “I was happy at Walters, so it had to be the right job for me to leave there.”

Allen began his coaching career as a lay coach for the Duncan High School baseball team for two years.

He became the head baseball coach at Rush Springs for two seasons before moving to Temple in 2013 to become the head football coach and head baseball coach for the Tigers.

It was his only season as a head football coach and he guided the Tigers to a 4-5 mark before the opportunity came to move over to Walters.

“Football and baseball were always neck and neck for me even when I was a little kid,” noted Allen when asked which sport was his favorite.

 Allen has not yet had an opportunity to meet with the football team, but is looking forward to getting together with them in the near future.

“Being in the area and living here in Waurika I have known the kind of athletes they have,” said Allen in reflecting on his new challenge.

“They have been really competitive in junior high and what I have been impressed with is they have a number of athletes that I have heard are willing to work hard to improve,” said Allen.

While the timing of his hiring did not allow him to get involved with Waurika’s summer league baseball team, he did see the squad in action in their final summer league game at Comanche.

Allen will take over for former Waurika football and baseball coach Glenn Howard, who moves over to Wilson to become an assistant for the Eagles.

“I was glad they had a team because it is hard to get a team together in many of the smaller communities around,” Allen said

Allen was an outstanding athlete during his high school career at Ryan. He excelled in football, baseball and track.

In the 2003 season football season Allen was the starting quarterback on the Cowboys’ semifinal squad that finished 9-4. He threw for 1,113 yards and connected for 11 touchdowns. He also contributed 553 yards rushing.

During his junior season for the Cowboy football squad Allen snared seven interceptions, which was the third most in the state among eight-man schools. He was also named to The Duncan Banner’s all-area football team.

Allen was a ringleader on the 2003 baseball squad that earned a district title – one of only three district titles for the Cowboys since 2000.

In track, Allen was a state track meet qualifier in the high jump in both 2003 and 2004 and was the Southern Eight Conference high jump champion in 2004.

Allen is married to the former Magen Wright of Ryan and she is currently a teacher in the Waurika Public Schools. They have three children with the oldest entering first grade at Waurika this fall.

Terral News and Happenings July 5 2018

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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH- Vacation Bible School is set for July 16-20. Our theme this year is “GAME ON”. Buses will run nightly. Theme Verse: His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU- Annester Rushing will party on the 30th. 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY- Cecil and Mary Loo Duke will celebrate on the 30th. 

COMMUNITY PRAYER LIST- Tony Rodriguez, Carrie Villarreal, Brenda Bryant, Archie Fulton, Scotty Day, Tom Bayslinger, Sue Linton, Martin Villarreal, Sr., Joe Martin, Adam White, Mary Loo Duke, Florita Villarreal, Glen Martin, Esther Grimes, Marie Pollan, Virginia Tanner, Darlene Hall, T.K. Delaney, Manuel Villarreal, Shana Reed, Hardy Johnson and our military stationed around the world. May God keep you in his loving care.

OWRB finalizes annual water quality reports from lake, stream, and groundwater sites across Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) water monitoring staff announced the release of the agency’s 2017 Beneficial Use Monitoring Program (BUMP) reports providing detailed physical, chemical, and biological water data from approximately 1,300 stream, lake, and groundwater well sites across Oklahoma. Created in 1998, BUMP provides data necessary for water quality management decisions by identifying impairments to the “beneficial uses” of Oklahoma’s water resources, as well as determining causes for those water quality impairments.

Oklahoma’s “beneficial uses” form the backbone of the state’s Water Quality Standards, and are assigned to individual lakes, streams, and stream segments based upon the primary public benefits derived from those waters. Currently recognized beneficial uses of Oklahoma water include public and private water supply, fish and wildlife propagation, agriculture, primary body contact recreation (such as swimming), secondary body contact recreation (such as boating or fishing), navigation, and aesthetics.

“The BUMP water quality annual reports are the culmination of a year’s worth of field and lab work,” said OWRB Executive Director Julie Cunningham. “The OWRB’s monitoring programs exist due to the vital economic and social importance of Oklahoma’s lakes, streams, wetlands, and aquifers as well as the associated need for their protection and management.”

The water data contained in the OWRB’s annual BUMP report is collected from about 130 lakes and 100 stream segments at approximately 600 sites throughout Oklahoma. The Groundwater Monitoring and Assessment Program (GMAP), added to BUMP in 2012, consists of a network of approximately 750 wells in Oklahoma’s 21 major aquifers, where the OWRB monitors both water levels and water quality.

“Oklahomans can be proud of the scientific expertise, professionalism, and dedication of the OWRB’s water quality standards staff and water monitoring teams. The BUMP monitors are out sampling during all sorts of conditions, year-round, to make sure Oklahoma’s water planners have the comprehensive water quality data they need,” said Bill Cauthron, chief of the OWRB’s Water Quality division.

For lake sampling, generally a minimum of three to five stations per lake are sampled depending on the size of the reservoir. Sampling stations are located to represent multiple zones of the lake with additional sites on many reservoirs as necessary. The stream monitoring network consists of permanent sampling stations in each of the state’s 82 water planning basins, as outlined by the Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan, and a smaller network of additional reference sites. Assessing Oklahoma’s groundwater is achieved through both a baseline monitoring network and a long-term (trend) monitoring network within each of the state’s 21 major aquifers. This provides information on individual aquifer characteristics as well as a more general assessment of the Oklahoma’s groundwater.

The 2017 lakes, streams, and groundwater BUMP reports are available on the OWRB website. Each stream, lake, and well site featured in the report includes a detailed fact sheet and map of data collection sites.

For additional information, visit the OWRB’s Monitoring & Assessment page.

Waurika Library News July 5 2018

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Week 4 of the Summer Reading Program wrapped up on June 29th. Kim Clampitt setup activities for the week.  

On Monday, June 25th, after Drop Everything And Read, the kids began working on making drums. They started by painting cans. The kids also started decorating paper plates to make elephants.  Thanks to the Hastings Baptist Church for providing and serving lunch today. They brought hot dogs, strawberries, grapes, chips, cookies, and lemonade.

On Tuesday, after DEAR time, the kids finished making their drums by putting balloons over their painted cans to make the drum head. They finished up their elephants attaching party horns to make the elephant’s trunk.  Thanks to Patricia McGriff for making sandwiches for lunch. Along with sandwiches the kids had chips, grapes, and fruit cups

On Wednesday,  after DEAR time, the kids talked about insects. For their craft, they made ‘buzzing bees’ with index cards, craft sticks, rubber bands and string.  After making their ‘buzzing bees’, the kids headed over to the park to try them out. The ‘bees’ buzz when the kids swing them around by the string. Thanks to Kristie Gaines and her team at the Waurika QuikMart for providing pizza for lunch. Thanks to the Waurika Lions Club for serving.

On Thursday, after DEAR time, the kids learned about butterflies.  Thanks to Georgia Spoonemore for coming and teaching the kids about how butterflies grow and how to identify species like Monarchs.  Thanks to Jeffco Helping Hands Food Pantry for providing lunch. Thanks to Carol Prewitt and Jessica Coody with the Waurika Alumni Association for serving.

Friday, after DEAR time, the kids learned about bees. Thanks to Dannie and Janie Ramming for telling the children how bees are raised, what bees do, and how they behave. Dannie and Janie also brought bees for the kids to look at.  After learning about bees, it was time for lunch. Thanks to Gayle Austin for grilling burgers. Thanks to Carol Prewitt for serving. Thanks to Kimberly Morris-Kirkland and the Waurika 4H for cleaning up.

Thanks to Kim Clampitt for coordinating the week. Thanks to Karlee Berthiaume for all of her assistance. Thanks to Brittney Helterbran for all of her help. Thanks to Destiny Foster, Abby Taylor, and Presley Parker for volunteering this summer.

Thanks to all of the people in our community that support this wonderful program.

It’s not too late to sign your child up! Programming runs each weekday, June 4 – July 27 – with the exception of the July 4 holiday. Reading and activities will be from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Children attending the Summer Reading Program must be picked up by their parent/guardian by noon each day.

Denise Linzman, Melicia McFadden and Debbie Brandon serve at the Waurika Library Summer Reading Program.

Children must be registered to attend. In addition to registration, age requirements include children entering first grade in the fall through those entering fifth grade in the fall. Older school-aged children are welcome to participate as helpers. For information or registration forms, visit the Waurika Public Library or call 580.228.3274.

The Summer Reading Program is free to attend. The public library, community organizations and individuals care about your children. Together we raised funds to offer daily educational programs and week-day lunches to keep your children’s minds and bodies fed this summer. Whether keeping track of the amount of time your children spend reading or the number of books they’ve read this summer, children who attend the Summer Reading Program keep their minds active and enter the new school year ready to succeed.

For information about events, activities and more, visit our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/WaurikaPublicLibrary/

Round Ryan June 28 2018

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Ryan Main Street

We finally had a storm to blow in this morning around 3:30am.  Boy, did it blow.  I stayed awake after hearing the wind woke me up.  There’s not anything you can do but just ride it out.  We all made it through the night, anyway.  We thought we were going to get in on some rain Thursday, but that didn’t happen, then again on Saturday evening, but, that didn’t happen either.  I was outside yesterday afternoon behind the store, cutting some branches off of the trees in the alley way.  At about 3:30pm, the wind really began blowing from the north, and boy, it got cooler in a hurry.  I thought that these conditions might bring about some hail, but thank goodness, that didn’t happen.  I was hauling a bunch of branches in the back of my truck, and noticed about half way up the hill, heading north on 81, that I couldn’t see my branches on either side of my truck.  I looked back in the distance, and my pile of limbs were in the northbound lane of the highway.  I hurried up and unloaded what was left in the bed of my truck and got back to where they had blown out and Emilio Cabrera had beat me to them.  He said cars were going around the pile, but, he was getting them off the highway.  He helped me load them back in the bed of my truck and he got in there with them and smashed them down by walking on them.  The second trip, they got where I wanted them to go.  We still need a lot more rain, so, prayerfully our time will come some day.  I’ve seen quite a few grasshoppers now this summer. 

This coming Tuesday will be the evening for the Ryan City Council meeting at 6:00.  More citizens need to attend these meetings.  This past meeting was the most folks I’ve seen attend for a long time. 

This next week, on the 4th of July, a number of our businesses will be closed for the holiday.  Both clinics, the post office, the drug store, the banks, and City Hall, will all be closed that day. 

Next Friday, July 6th, there will be a fireworks display just off the highway behind Jamie and Richard Kimbro’s house.  They had quite an exhibit last year, it was fantastic.  Get your lawn chairs and water bottles and join in their festivities Friday evening as soon as the sun goes down.  I bet they would welcome more fireworks, if folks would like to bring them so that a lot of folks can enjoy them.  It will be a fun time. 

Ryan will be having another sidewalk sale on Friday, July the 6th.  We will have our merchandise out around 7:00am if folks want to get out and shop early before it gets too hot.  Our 3 local businesses will all have merchandise set outside on our sidewalks.  We also welcome folks from the community to set up someplace on our sidewalks, if others would like to get in on it, too. 

Some of our local kids and parents are gone to church camps this week.  Prayers to all of them that they have a safe trip and a good time together.

Kim’s news for this week:

I want to thank Shelton’s & Dustan with all my heart, for the delivery of the shopping cart. 

Saturday, Foxy didn’t even know she was the star of the Cowboy Church house show, riding with Jessie on Shaddow in her straw hat, being a show-off dog is where it’s at.

Everyone have a blessed week and a safe 4th of July.  Please pray for rain and for each other.

Make a Donation Online to Provide Milk for Oklahoma Families

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(OKLAHOMA CITY) – June 11, 2018 – As part of National Dairy Month, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is once again turning to the community to raise donations for milk through the Great American Milk Drive.

“Milk is a dietary staple that is missing from many households across the state,” said Susan Allen, program manager at Dairy MAX. “Every $5 donation will ensure that a family receives a nutrient-rich gallon of milk. With your help, we can reach our goal of providing an additional 1,000 gallons of milk for families in Oklahoma this year.”

Hunger impacts one in six Oklahomans. On average nationwide, food bank clients receive the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person per year. This leaves many families without access to its essential nutrients, including eight grams of high-quality protein per serving, and three of the top nutrients most likely to be missing in the American diet – calcium, vitamin D and potassium.

“The Regional Food Bank provides enough food to feed 136,000 Oklahomans every week, including 37 percent of whom are children,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Protein-rich donations are both rare and essential to fighting hunger in the state.”

Together, we can solve hunger. Visit milklife.com/give to make a donation to provide milk for Oklahomans living with hunger. Every $5 donation will provide a gallon of milk to the Regional Food Bank and the clients it serves.

The Great American Milk Drive is made possible by the nation’s dairy farmers and milk companies. The goal of the campaign is to deliver two million gallons of milk to food banks across the country, and Oklahoma residents can help meet that goal.

For more information about the Regional Food Bank visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 405-972-1111.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,300 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 613 million pounds of food to feed Oklahomans living with hunger. For more information, visit http://www.regionalfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rfbo.

 About Dairy MAX

Founded more than 40 years ago, Dairy MAX is one of the leading regional dairy councils in America – representing more than 900 dairy farmers and serving communities in seven states: Colorado, southwest Kansas, Montana, New Mexico, western Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming. A nonprofit organization, Dairy MAX is part of a nationwide effort to promote American agriculture, support dairy farming and drive impact for every dairy farmer. The organization operates five audience outreach programs: business development, consumer marketing, health and wellness, industry image and relations and school marketing. For more information about Dairy MAX and its team of experts, visit DairyMAX.org. Dairy resources and delicious recipes are available at DairyDiscoveryZone.com.

$6,000 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship Applications Now Open

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OKLAHOMA CITY, June 15 – For the eighth year, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame will award one Oklahoma high school senior the $6,000 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship. The scholarship, which is dispersed to the winning student over four years, is based on the student’s leadership roles, civic and community involvement, academic achievement and knowledge and pride of our great state. Students must commit to attending an Oklahoma college or university to be considered; and students must be nominated for this scholarship by a teacher, administrator or any other adult not related to the student.

The scholarship fund was created by the personal donations of Oklahoma Hall of Fame Members and others who wanted to encourage and inspire the next generation of Oklahoma leaders. A committee of Oklahoma Hall of Fame Members participate in the selection of the scholarship recipient.

The $6,000 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship is just one of the scholarships included in the statewide scholarship opportunities offered annually by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.  Each April, the Oklahoma Scholarship Competition provides an opportunity for Oklahoma high school students to earn cash scholarships and tuition grants for college. With at least 8 scholarships in each county available, students compete based on their knowledge of Oklahoma history, our people, and geography.

Scholarship applications are due Friday, September 7th after downloading and completing the nomination form at https://oklahomahof.com/scholarships.

For more information about the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship and other scholarships offered by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum, contact Gini Moore Campbell, vice president, at 405.523.3202 or gmc@OklahomaHoF.com.

The Oklahoma Hall of Fame preserves Oklahoma’s history by telling Oklahoma’s story through its people. Founded in 1927, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame was created to honor Oklahomans who had given outstanding service to the state during their lifetime and to provide educational programming for students of all ages.

Being inducted to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is Oklahoma’s Highest Honor. Through exhibits and experiences at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame stands to preserve Oklahoma’s unique history while promoting pride in our great state.  For more information about the Oklahoma Hall of Fame or Gaylord-Pickens Museum, visit oklahomahof.com or call 405.235.4458.

Voters in Jeffco Reject SQ 788 Elect Martin, Eck, and Lara as Commissioners

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Dist 3 Commissioner

Ricky Martin 169

Macy Lovett   103

Kenneth 

Wilkerson        21

Waurika City Com.

Jacob Eck       271

Rickey 

Porterfield       82

Henry Lara    195

James Terry    149

The citizens of Jefferson County went to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes on the State Question 788 and local as well as statewide candidates.

Voters rejected SQ 788 by a narrow margin of 664 – 588.

Voters in precincts 3,4,7,8,10 and early voting favored the SQ 788.

In the 9th precinct 788 received as many no votes as it did yes votes 155.

District 3 voted to keep Ricky Martin as their commissioner. He received 169 votes while Macy Lovett received 103 and Kenneth Wilkerson 21.

The citizens of Waurika re-elected Jacob Eck and Henry Lara.

Eck received 271 votes while his opponent, Rickey Porterfield received 81.

Henry Lara was re-elected by a narrow margin.

Lara received 195 votes. His opponent James Terry received 149. 

Eck said after the election that he was grateful for the opportunity to serve on the Waurika City Commission.

In the close race between Lara and Terry, James Terry actually carried the 5th precinct by two votes 17-15.

 Jefferson county Republican voters cast the majority of their votes for Todd Lamb. He received 192 votes. 

Republican Candidate Kevin Stitt received 59 votes. 

Mick Cornett placed third in the county voting with 52 votes. 

Statewide, Cornett received the most of any Republican candidate—132,122. Kevin Stitt received 110,087 and Todd Lamb received 107,619.

For Lt. Governor, Republican voters in Jefferson county cast 195 votes for Matt Pinnell. Dana Murphy received 135 votes.

Statewide, Dana Murphy received the most votes of any Republican candidates for Lt. Governor—196,017. Matt Pinnell received 152,716.

Jefferson County Republicans cast 196 votes for Cindy Byrd for State Auditor. Byrd received the most votes statewide—203,373.

Mike Hunter did well in both the state and Jefferson County on the Republican ticket. He received 212 votes in Jefferson County and 190,710 statewide. 

Joy Hofmiester received the most Republican votes statewide (200,159) but actually came in second in Jefferson County. Will Farrell received one more vote than her in Jefferson County (159). 

Cathy Costello, candidate for Comm. of Labor,  received the most Republican Votes both in Jefferson County (149) and in the state (180,936).

For Insurance Commissioner Republican voters in Jefferson County cast the majority of their votes (205). However, statewide, Glen Mulready received the most votes (218,128). 

Republican Bob Anthony raked in the most votes at both the county and the state level. He received 189 from the county voters and 196,612.

Congressman Tom Cole picked up 293 votes in Jefferson County while his opponent, James Taylor drew 150 votes. Statewide, Cole received over 50,000 votes and Taylor brought in over 30,000.

On the Libertarian Ticket, Chris Powell received 3 votes from Jefferson county and 1,724 statewide.

On the Democratic ballot, Drew Edmondson drew the most votes in Jefferson County and statewide. In Jefferson County he received 443 votes and statewide received 242,071.

The Democratic race for Lt. Governor is tight. In Jefferson County voters favored Anna Dearmore with 384 votes. Anastasia Pittman received 250.

Statewide Pittman received 188,000 votes while Dearmore brought in 185,000. (average on both counts).

Democratic voters for Comm. of Labor at both the county and state level overwhelmingly favored Fred Dorrell. He received 537 votes in the county and around 268,000 statewide. Sam Mis-soum picked up 83 votes in Jefferson County and around 97,000 statewide. 

Ashley Nicole McCray, Democrat for Corporation Commissioner picked up 222 votes, Blake Cummings 192, Beau Williams 143 in Jefferson County. Statewide the gap was much wider. 

McCray earned over 180,000 votes and her nearest competitor Blake Cummings only garnered a little over 81,000. 

On the Democratic side, candidates for the seat currently held by Tom Cole are running neck and neck. 

Fred Gipson (See story above), picked up the most votes in Jefferson County (260) and statewide picked up a little over 22,000 votes. 

The other candidates, Mary Brannon, and Mallory Varner were close behind. Brannon received 167 and Varner received 101. 

Statewide Gipson and Brannon are the top two candidates that will possibly have a runoff in the fall before the upcoming general election. 

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