Governor Brad Henry appeared in front of The Boise City News with a flourish and a hearty, “I’m Governor Brad Henry and I’m here for my bounty!”
The governor, touring the Panhandle on a fact-finding mission related to the prolonged drought which has gripped Texas and Cimarron Counties for more than a year, made use of the stop to collect the bounty of $50 offered by The Boise City News, should he ever appear in the county.
The cream colored Caddilac SUV slid into the parking area in front of the paper, and the governor, his security detail, Ag. Sec. Terry Peach, and aides quickly disembarked.
The governor, with a smile shook hands with Editor C.F. David and the two went inside for the check presentation.
Henry then endorsed the check and presented it to be given to the Boise City Senior Citizens.
Throughout the run-up to the governor’s visit, The Boise City News has conducted interviews with The Daily Oklahoman, the Associated Press, and NBC’s Dallas, Texas Bureau.
Asked about his post governor plans, Henry said he had little interest in running for the U.S. Senate, or for practicing law. However, he plans to stay involved in public service in some capacity. When asked if he had been contacted by Sen. Barack Obama, Henry replied yes, but not as a potential running mate.
The Boise City Senior Citizens give a heartfelt thank you to C. F. David, our esteemed editor of The Boise City News, and Governor Brad Henry, our esteemed governor of the State of Oklahoma, for their most generous donation of $50. As you all know, the $50. was a reward for the sighting of the Governor in Cimarron County. We especially thank C. F. for the entertainment provided in his method of getting the Governor out here.
We have an all-seeing God, and he was evidently watching these procedures too. The Governor was here on Wednesday, and our rain gauge in the back yard measured an inch of rain on the following Friday.
Now, C.F., if you can devise a method of getting Governor Henry out here once a month, the good Lord willing, we will have 12 inches of rain in a year. Would you please give it some deep and thoughtful consideration?
Boise City Senior Citizens