The Hennessey First Baptist Church’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) was back and as great as ever last week, Jul. 6 thru the 10th. This year’s theme was Concrete and Cranes. VBS was available to all kids Preschool though the 5th grade. Originally, VBS was scheduled for May 17 through May 21st, but COVID-19 changed the plans.
Long time Okeene resident and businessman Mike Dobrinski defeated Adam N. Masters of Kingfisher 4,377 (72%) to 1,725 (28%) in the House District 59 seat to replace term-limited Oklahoma House Majority Leader Mike Sanders, R-Kingfisher. There will be no general election vote for District 59, and Dobrinski will be sworn in Nov. after the general election. Dobrinski won his home town of Okeene’s 060002 precinct by a 292 (85%) to 51 (15%) margin. He carried Hennessey’s precinct 370201 by a 323 (83%) to 68 (17%) margin. The District 59 seat is the first public elected office Dobrinski has ever run for. He was elected to the Pioneer Telephone Cooperative’s Board of Trustees years ago and continues to serve on their board.
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Although national news outlets have portrayed states that were among the first to lift COVID-19 shutdown orders—including Oklahoma—as now suffering an enormous wave of increased infections, Gov. Kevin Stitt says the state is still among the safest in the nation when it comes to the virus.
Okeene’s Mike Dobrinski claimed more than 71 percent of the vote last week outdistancing Adam Masters of Kingfisher by a 4376 to 1725 margin to win the House District 59 State Representative seat.