Luke McGowin recently received an ongoing scholarship check from American Exchange Bank (AEB) Henryetta branch President Terri Thompson (left). Luke is the 2020 recipient of the Donald Wells Academic Scholarship. This prestigious scholarship pays out over four years and includes a paid internship with the bank.COURTESY PHOTO
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced that the deadline to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for the COVID- 19 Pandemic disaster declaration has been extended to Dec. 31, 2021.
The Henryetta community came out with pride to help save lives during the Dec. 23 Blood Drive held at The Briefcase, according to Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) Drive Organizer Lucy Laird. OBI’s goal was to collect 22 units of blood, but total blood collected was just over 30 units of blood. Among those donating was Henryetta Board of Education member Brandi Brown (above). “Thank you for stepping up to donate,” Laird said. “There were 31 donors - each one of them saving up to three lives!” Giving blood donations during this time is crucial as the pandemic has seriously impacted blood supplies.
During a special meeting, Henryetta City Council approved temporarily closing all playground equipment and group activities at all city parks until the COVID-19 pandemic is cleared for open use without compromising public safety. Council members also approved closing overnight camping at Jim Hall Lake and Nichols Park until the pandemic clears.
Monday’s meeting of the Okmulgee County Board of Commissioners was a poignant one for two outgoing officials.