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Senator Inhofe visits Alva Regional Airport Saturday

 

Longtime U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe flew into the Alva Airport Saturday morning to enjoy a breakfast attended by about 50 individuals, including about a dozen pilots who flew in from Oklahoma and Kansas. The breakfast was prepared by the Kinzie family as they usually do on the third Saturday of every month during good flying weather.

Inhofe wanted to talk about several things. He first was given a briefing by some members of the Avard Rail project, along with Executive Director Sonja Williams. The huge rail facility at Avard is designed to be a staging point for many types of rail traffic, including a rail link to the Port of Catoosa.

Turns out that Inhofe was unfamiliar with the rail project, but said just yesterday he had talked with a BNSF official in his office in Washington. The members of the Avard Rail Authority had a goal to make Inhofe familiar with the project in hopes of finding additional funding, and possibly the senator tipping off other possible patrons.

Later, Inhofe spoke to the entire group of attendees about current issues in Washington. A video of that talk is on the AlvaReviewCourier.com website.

 

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