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16
Feb

Cunningham steps down from School Board

Brandy Cunningham receives a plaque for her years of service to Henryetta Public Schools.

(Photo by JESSIE BRYDGES)

By JESSIE BRYDGES
Staff Writer

The Henryetta school board said goodbye to Brandy Cunningham after Monday nights meeting. 

Cunningham had served on the school board for six years. She was presented with a plaque by Henryetta Superintendent, Dwayne Noble and thanks for her years working to better Henryetta schools. 

Her replacement, David Bullard, was elected by Henryetta residents during Tuesday's election. Bullard won with 52 percent of the vote for a total of 202 votes.

In other school related news the following was approved:

Encumbrances and Financial Reports for the 2017-2018 school years.

Agreement with Henryetta Public Schools and Document Imaging Solutions LLC, in regard to over payment to Document Imaging Solutions in the amount of $16,316.

Fri
16
Feb

Graffman to attend Family & Consumer Sciences Education Program at Sillwater

During FACS Day at the Capitol, Dr. Paula Tripp welcomes Taylor Graffman into the College of Human Sciences at Oklahoma State Universtiy, Stillwater. Taylor signed and received a certificate  recognizing his intent to become a Family & Consumer Science teacher.  When asked why he chose this path, Taylor replied, "I feel that these are the most important classes taught in the high school.  They teach real life skills and how to survive on your own." Taylor is pictured with  Dr. Tripp, who is the coordinator of the Family & Consumer Sciences Education Program and Jan Prahl, FCS teacher at Henryetta.

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Fri
16
Feb

VFW and DAV to feed hungry vets

By JESSIE BRYDGES
Staff Writer

The Henryetta VFW is teaming up with Disabled American Veterans to feed hungry veterans in the area. 

The food will be provided entirely by the Disabled American Veterans.

Food will be distributed on March 30, then every 90 days thereafter. 

Distribution will be held at the First Methodist Church.

They are currently looking for 30 volunteers for the program. Volunteer drivers are also needed to assist those who need help getting to an from the distribution site.

The goal is to get 90 families to sign up for the program. Anyone who honorably served in the military is eligible as well as surviving spouses and families. 

Fri
16
Feb

Clothing Swap set for March 24

By JESSIE BRYDGES
Staff Writer

A Community Clothing Swap is being planned by the Facebook group, Moms Around Okmulgee County. 

The event is free for everyone and is planned for Saturday, March 24 from 12 to 5 p.m.

The swap will be held at the Family Video located at 400 S. Wood Dr. in Okmulgee. 

Donations are being accepted now and will continue until the swap is held.

Everyone is invited to come and take what they need and leave what they don't.

All those who donate will receive a rent one get one free coupon from family video valid from March 9 to March 25. 

This is a great opportunity to get rid of old clothes while checking out some new ones. And with spring just around the corner this could be a good chance to check out new  fashion ideas. 

Fri
16
Feb

Milligan honored

Mark Milligan has been inducted into the Oklahoma Tennis Coaches Association (OCTA).

He was one of six coaches inducted this year. 

The others were Terry Woodard, Estle Wall, Ron Sharp, Dwight Nuckolls and Mark Blevins. 

Milligan has had a long history with tennis. He played four years at Henryetta High Schol and was the HS state champion for singles in 1967.

Milligan was also the number one ranked junior in Oklahoma in 1967.

He went on to play for four years at Southeastern University and was a two time NAIA All American. The first award was in 1970 and the second was on 1972. 

In 1972 he was also the national doubles runner-up. 

Fri
16
Feb

Feb. 18-24 proclaimed Farm Bureau Week

The Board of County Commissioners held its weekly Monday meeting, voting to approve revisions made by the district attorney to the Spring Live Stock Show Committee bylaws, and also proclaimed the week of Feb. 18-24 as Farm Bureau Week.

Revisions were approved by the Board to the bylaws of the Spring Live Stock Show Committee. 

“These revisions were made with the recommendations of the district attorney,” said Clint Scism. “It’s mainly just verbiage and minor changes.”

The committee had made the changes after a recommendation was made by the District Attorney. Scism also provided an update on the improvements at the Okmulgee County Fair Ground’s exhibit hall and of future plans to update the building.  

Fri
16
Feb

Miller officially retired

By JESSIE BRYDGES
Staff Writer

Fri
16
Feb

Senator Thompson promotes Oklahoma’s Graphic History

Henryetta Schools Superintendent Dwayne Noble (left) accepted a gift from Senator Roger Thompson (far right) of the graphic Oklahoma History books written by Henryettan Kathryn Shurden. Mayor Jennifer Clason (center left) shows off the printed copy of Shurden’s book, “From Many Nations to Oklahoma Statehood in Three, Two, One.” Mrs. Kathy Snyder (center right) will oversee the installation of the eBook copies on HHS student computers. The graphic history book published by You Are Here Curriculum supplements teaching Oklahoma History and is now being used by schools across the state.

(Photo provided)

Henryetta High School students can now learn Oklahoma’s story of statehood through electronic graphic history books, thanks to a gift from Oklahoma State Senator Roger Thompson (R-Okemah).

Henryetta joins schools across the state that are now using the enormously popular graphic history format to teach Oklahoma History with the book,  From Many Nations to Oklahoma Statehood in Three, Two, One. It is a captivating, full-color book featuring historic sites across Oklahoma and students seeking answers to the story of Oklahoma’s complicated path to statehood.

Fri
16
Feb

Manslaughter charge filed in fatality crash

By PATRICK FORD
Times Editor

A charge of first degree manslaughter has been filed  against a Mustang woman who was involved in a fatality accident in December 2017.

Jennifer Renae McFarlin, 35, was taken into custody Feb. 5 after charges were filed Jan. 26 in Okmulgee County District Court.

She has been charged with First Degree Manslaughter in the death of Charles Fisher, 71.

Court documents show  that on Dec. 11, 2017 a two-vehicle crash was reported at the intersection of Hwy. 56 and Wilson road.

McFarlin was driving a 2003 Mini Cooper east on Highway 56 when her car crashed into a truck driven by Charles Fisher which was traveling west on the highway. 

Fri
16
Feb

Clason, Jones appointed to HEDA

By JESSIE BRYDGES
Staff Writer

There are two new faces on the Henryetta Economic Development Authority (HEDA) board. 

During the regular February meeting, Mayor Jennifer Clason was recognized as the City Council's appointment as a HEDA Trustee. 

Another trustee position also opened up when Melissa (Heminover) Fry expressed her intent to step down. 

Fry's term does not expire until July 1 2020.

The HEDA Board had been accepting applications since mid January and during regular meeting was ready to make a decision. 

Three applicants had expressed interest in the position. 

During the meeting Bruce Jones was nominated by Clason for the position, the nomination was seconded by Jill Francis and Jones was elected to be a HEDA trustee. 

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