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Hobart's 1st Legislative Luncheon of Year a Huge Success
Hobart's 1st Legislative Luncheon of 2016 was a huge success! Over 30 members of the community attended the March 25th luncheon and heard from three of the area's legislature.  

The first speaker was Steve Carson, field representative for U.S. Senator James Lankford (R). Mr. Carson spoke about a bill Senator Lankford is sponsoring named Rural Emergency Acute Care Hospital Act, or REACH Act for short. He also gave an update on the Annual Deficit Spending and stated it is now around $462 Billion, which is half of what it was 7 years ago.

State Representative David Perryman (D) was the next speaker. Mr Perryman focused on school consolidation, anti-public education bills, and the current tax policy.

State Representative Todd Russ (R) was the last speaker. Mr. Russ quoted figures on state funding for public education, the ripple-effect of the current oil and gas industry downturn, and Medicaid expansion.

Each legislature answered questions from attendees and even spoke with constituents after the luncheon was over.

The Legislative Luncheons are always a great way to see and hear from local state legislatures. The next luncheon is scheduled for Friday, April 29th at Cocina de Mi Pueblo at 11:30 a.m.
Chamber News
Lisa Greenlee to Speak at Hobart Chamber of Commerce Annual Member Banquet
The Hobart Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Hobart native, Lisa Greenlee, will be the guest speaker at the 2016 Hobart Chamber of Commerce Annual Member Banquet.

Mrs. Greenlee currently serves as the Vice President for Academic and Student Support Services at Western Oklahoma State College. She began working at Western as a business faculty member in the fall of 1996. During her tenure at Western, she has also served as the Director of the Business and Information Systems Division and the Dean of Arts and Sciences before moving into her current position.

She has chaired key college committees such as the Curriculum Committee and the Higher Learning Commission/North Central Accreditation (NCA) Steering Committee. Mrs. Greenlee also represents Western Oklahoma State College on the Southwest Oklahoma Impact Coalition and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Council on Instruction.

Mrs. Greenlee graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Education Degree and a Master of Education in Educational Administration Degree.

She currently serves on the Altus Military Affairs Committee, is the honorary Command Chief for the 97th Operations Group at Altus Air Force Base, and serves on the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) Civic Leaders Group. She has also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Altus Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Leadership Altus V class.

Lisa Greenlee is a native of southwest Oklahoma growing up in Hobart. She and her husband, Jeff, have three sons. They have lived in the Altus community since 1994. 

The 2016 Hobart Chamber of Commerce Annual Member Banquet will be held on Thursday, April 21st at 6:00 p.m. at the Stanley Building in Hobart. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased from Lori Maldonado, Chamber Director. Certificate of Merit and Citizen of the Year will be awarded during the evening. The banquet will be catered by Fire & Ice Grill.