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.
Fountain View Manor in Henryetta was the first nursing home in Okmulgee County to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccinations, according to facility owner Jennifer Munholland.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas weekend! I know I did. You know what that means though. A new year is upon us! It’s hard to believe it’s that time again already. Time really flies. Honestly, the older I get, the quicker it seems to go. 2020 was a crazy year and my thinking is someone didn’t eat their black eyed peas! This week, I want to talk about New Year’s superstitions. We all have some traditions we follow, whether it be eating black eyed peas or kissing at midnight. Most of us see a New Year as a clean slate, a way to start over and claim the new year will be better than the last. I am going to explore some popular superstitions you can pick through to start your year off rightif you believe in that sort of thing.