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The share of Oklahoma kindergartners up to date on all their vaccines rose slightly last year, but the percentage who were granted exemptions from at least one vaccine also increased, according to the latest survey’s preliminary results.

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An Angus heifer belonging to Charley Baker of Arapaho won Grand Champion at the Custer County Free Fair. In the background is judge John Kinney of Mooreland. Baker also won Intermediate Showmanship.

Volunteers with the “Oklahoma Decides Healthcare” campaign may soon be seen in Clinton and surrounding towns, collecting signatures in a bid to put Medicaid expansion on the state’s 2020 ballot. The campaign is holding a signature-collecting training session at 6:30 p.m.

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Top winners at the Custer County Fair include, from left, Izzy Enochs of Clinton, First Place Crafts; Debbie Collins of Butler, Best of Show Quilts; and Emma Ausmus of Butler, Champion Crafts.

Paving bids will be sought on seven Clinton streets this fall, with the largest being Neptune Drive running south from the Interstate 40 bridge to Belter’s car lot where Old Highway 66 splits off and goes west.

Jeffrey Stevens and Karen Hoover to Cynthia Perez, WD. Lots 13 and 14, Blk. 3, Hayes Addn., Clinton.

Corbin Teel and Cherokee Teel to Michael C. Ransom, WD. Lot 20, Blk. 8, Arcadia Garden 22-12-17, Clinton.

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At Washington Elementary, Nashi McBrayer, left, and Arianna Diaz learn how to use science lab tools in Diane Keeton’s class.

As African Swine Fever (ASF) threatens the swine industry, Oklahoma stays on the forefront preparing for potential outbreak in the United States.