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Monday, January 20th
Fire Destroys Grady County Home
An attic fire is to blame for the total destruction of a home and its contents. The fire occurred last Friday afternoon in the Pocasset area in the 1400 block of CS 2802. It was the home of Kendall Bennett. Buddy Myers with the Grady County Fire Department said Bennett was notified by his alarm company that the smoke alarm had activated. Fire crews from Pocasset, Amber, Friend, and Minco all responded. Myers said the metal roof on the home caused the fire to spread throughout the entire attic which made it difficult for firefighters to control, and there was no safe way to keep the fire out of the living area. Damage estimate was about $300,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Congressman Tom Cole in the Area This Week
4th District Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole has scheduled a couple of stops in Grady County this week. On Wednesday morning, he'll be in Alex to talk to officials about the effort to improve rural broadband service. That afternoon, he'll be in Chickasha to hold a town-hall type forum. That will be at 2:00 p.m. at the Canadian Valley Technology Center. Cole is expected to discuss the upcoming impeachment trial of President Trump, and the trade agreements approved by the president last week. KOOL/RANCH News will also have an exclusive one-on-one interview with Cole, which we'll air on our KOOL Konversation program this coming weekend.
Continental Resources Reports More SCOOP Activity
More oil continues to be pumped out of the ground in Grady County. Continental Resources reports a couple of sister wells bringing in a combined 1,500 barrels of oil and nearly 2,000 mcf of natural gas per day. These are the Kathryn and Phelps wells which are about three miles east of Chickasha. They are in Section 31 of Township 7 North and Range 6 West in what's known as the Springer formation. The website www.okenergytoday.com cites completion reports from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission as saying the spud dates were in January of last year and the completion dates were last July. Drilling depths are 21,000 feet to nearly 28,000 feet. The report said one of the wells was a dramatically long horizontal well. Continental also reported a well completion in Stephens County six miles northeast of Velma in the Mississipian formation. The Leon well was producing about 630 barrels of oil and about 1,000 mcf of natural gas per day from a depth of about 18,000 feet.
Healthy Lifestyle Program Set
If you're trying to live a healthier lifestyle there are a lot of challenges to overcome. Dr. Tom Essex is an internist at Grady Memorial Hospital who will offer some suggestions to help you stay on track. Essex will lead a discussion tomorrow night to address a number of issues that are important in helping you to achieve your goals.
This is a free program which will be held in the classroom at Grady Memorial Hospital tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. It should run about an hour and there will be time for a question-and-answer session.
Chickasha Chamber Seeks Award Nominations
The Chickasha Chamber of Commerce is getting ready for its annual banquet. A number of awards will be presented and the business group is looking for nominations. There are awards for Civic Hall of Fame, Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Citizen of the year, Volunteer of the Year, Event of the Year, Woman of the Year, and Public Servant of the Year. Nominations are being accepted on-line at the chamber's website, www.chickashachamber.com or forms are available at the chamber office. Nominations are due by next Monday, January 27th. The chamber's annual banquet will be Friday, February 21st at USAO and sponsorships are available for the event.
Marketing Meeting for Ag Producers Tuesday
Grady County ag producers are reminded of a marketing meeting which will be held tomorrow at the Grady County OSU Extension office. The guest speaker is Jake Grossnicklaus. The meeting will get underway at 7:00 a.m. at the Extension Office in Chickasha at 9th and Choctaw Avenue.
Energy and Metals
Crude oil on the NYMEX is $58.54 per barrel.
London-based Brent crude is $64.85.
Natural gas is $2.00 per million BTUs.
Gold is $1,560 and silver is $18.06.