Homeless Shelter Thrift Store to open
It will be an exciting day on Friday, Feb. 17 as the Okmulgee County Homeless Shelter Thrift Store will open in their new location. Volunteers and staff have worked very hard to get the store arranged and ready for the public. It has been a long wait for the opening since the previous location was destroyed in a fire. There will be a ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning and the grand opening at 10 a.m. Pictured are OCHS Executive Director Brenda Brewer and Nathan Becker at the store located at the corner of 6th and Porter in Okmulgee. (Photo provided)
City employees burned underbrush yesterday afternoon at Nichols Park for general winter maintenance. At one point, flames reached as high as 30 feet. Pictured is City Street Superintendent Arley Gray. Gray said more controlled burning will take place at Nichols Park in the coming days.
(Photo by CARRIE BAILEY)
Liz Bealko, 2008 HHS graduate, is currently residing in New York City and pursuing her theatre career. In a few short weeks, she will be returning to Henryetta to direct the HHS PASA student-led musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Bealko has a BFA in Musical performance from Oklahoma State University, where she developed an Arts Incubator. She has performed in multiple theatre productions including “Guys and Dolls,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Drowsy Chaperone” and “Jacques Brel...Paris.” She has also participated as a lead vocalist in jazz bands at OSU and Tulsa Community College, cabarets, operas and choreographing cheer and dance competition routines. In her free time she enjoys roller skating, sign language, golf, horseback riding, kickboxing and whistling.