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Fore!  Young golfers hit the course

School may be out for some youngsters, but many children are taking advantage of the continuation of the Bright Knight’s after school program.  A full complement of students are enjoying …

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14th Annual Warrior All-Star Basketball Classic players selected

The 14th Annual Warrior All-Star Basketball Classic will be Saturday, June 19th at the Wikert Event Center at Midland University in Fremont.  Game times are 6pm for the girls game and 8pm for …
OC Ponies win three, undefeated in league play
    Vs. Arlington The Oakland-Craig Knights Ponies traveled to Arlington and came away with a 15-3 win. The … Read More
Rockets 14’s win three during Week
The Rockets 14’s won two during the week defeating Wisner on Monday and Arlington on Tuesday. Vs. Wisner The Rockets … Read More
OC 12’s win double header with West Point Gray
The Rockets Gray took two wins over the West Point Gray at home in a double header on Thursday. Game One The Rockets struck … Read More
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A card shower is requested for Darwin and Linda Peterson of Oakland as they celebrate their 50th anniversary together.  The couple were married on June 11, 1971, in West Point.  Cards can …
  Alex and Stephanie Anderson of Columbia, Missouri announce the birth of a son, Harvey James, born April 15, 2021, weighing 9 lbs. 8 oz. and measuring 21 ½ inches long. Harvey is …
    Tulum, Mexico was the destination of choice for the wedding of Ashley Lynn LeClaire and Tyler James Patterson.  The couple were married on May 2nd and reside in Maple Grove, …
The family of Mary Rhodman are requesting a card shower in honor of her 98th birthday on April 30th.  Her children Eugene and Rosalie invite you to join them in wishing Mary a Happy …
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Editor, Oakland Independent:Each week I enjoy reading the Oakland Independent and all the news and features that are included.In the A Visit with Yesteryear section items in the March 4, 2021 issue …
The failure of Texas infrastructure has been in the news of late and our hearts go out to our fellow Americans who suffered because of these impacts.  While we felt secondary impacts here, I …
I was disappointed that President Biden cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline. The crude oil usage is not the issue, but whether the crude oil goes to the refinery by rail or pipeline. The existing …
According to the county zoning the setbacks to your homes will be 3.5 times the height of the point of the highest blade.  A 600 ft. turbine x 3.5 would be 2100 foot from your home. That is just …
I was surprised that our Senator from Nebraska Ben Sasse waited such a short time before rejoining the ‘Never Trump’ chorus and talking trash about our President.  Despite his …
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You wouldn’t think it would be such a big deal to me, but riding my bicycle from home to the elementary school was certainly rewarding.  I am an avid cycler on flat ground but hills remind …
It never seems to change, and I always seem to forget. Now that school is out for the summer, I seem to have more time on my hands than I thought I would have. That did not seem to last very …
Curt Hineline Editor   The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, …
Fun. I have always had the understanding that fun was something that a person didn’t have to learn. If someone was forcing you to have fun a certain way then they were in the wrong. But now …
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