If you’re a resident of Newcastle, you might have heard people talking about the 2020 Census a bit lately. You may even wonder why it matters so much to some folks whether you fill it out or not. The answer might be in how data from the Census helps our community stay strong and vital. Communities start with people, so let’s look at one of Newcastle’s longtime residents.
Sept. 14: Dewayne and Amber Harp
Experts: Geothermal offers vast untapped energy In the not-too-distant future, when people drill holes deep into the earth to extract energy, it may not be oil or gas, but rather geothermal power they’ll be more likely pursuing – enough actually to satisfy needs of hundreds of millions of Americans and others around the globe, a researcher based at the University of Oklahoma believes. Ahmad Ghassemi, who recently was named to receive a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to advance research into geothermal well stimulation, said new technologies being developed, likened to fracturing, will be as revolutionary to geothermal as they were to the oil and gas industry.
Commander Larry Mullins of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Post 3608/ Tony K. Burris announced the kick-off of this year’s VFW’s Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition. Local high school students have the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C.
One of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s first acts as governor was a moratorium on executive agencies using contract lobbyists, a nod to the 2018 gubernatorial campaign he ran as a political outsider.