Lifestyle

Fri
13
Oct

Downtown OSUIT housing nearing completion

Program Chairman Lion Robert Bible, Dr. Bill Path, and President Lion Duaine Janzen.

By DEAN CRAIG

Okmulgee Lions

Tuesday's Lions Club meeting was another outstanding program with a local flair by Dr. Bill Path, OSUIT's fourth President, with an update on the progress of the downtown loft apartments, soon to house 75 students.  In fact, Nov. 28 will be an open house celebration, and the public is invited to attend and tour the facilities.  I know you will absolutely be amazed at the resurrection of the three "crumble-down" buildings on 5th Street between Grand and Central, which is destined to become a showpiece of Downtown Okmulgee.  The project is referred to as "GOPO", or Grand Old Post Office, and not because it is located at 5th and Grand, but because it was built in 1918 to house the Post Office until 1932.  Since then, it has housed the Capitol Hotel, a John Deere dealership, Cloon Plumbing, and various other businesses.  But I'm getting ahead of my story.

Fri
06
Oct

Oklahoma Dental Foundation strives to help state citizens

Pictured from left are Program Chairperson Lion Heather Sumner, John Wilguess, and President Lion Duaine Janzen.
(Photo and information provided by Dean Craig, with excerpts from the bio of John Wilguess)

By DEAN CRAIG

Okmulgee Lions

Tuesday's Lions Club meeting was a slight departure from our regular programs, and was only advertised as the Oklahoma Dental Foundation, presented by John Wilguess from Oklahoma City.  Of course, this elicited "nice" grumblings from the gathering Lions, such as: "does he (meaning me as the program scheduler) think all we old folks need to learn about how to brush our dentures"; and, "I was prepared to endure what I thought would be a boring program, but I really enjoyed this program"--this is what I was told by a fellow Lion after the program, which proves that old adage--you can't always tell a book by its' cover.

Fri
06
Oct

A Few of My Favorite Things with Katina Holland

Treats for your Tricksters

 

Fri
06
Oct

Eye on the Y

Spotlight

YMCA SPIN- ATHON – The Okmulgee YMCA recently held a Spinathon event to raise money to help offset the cost of the new stationary bikes that were recently purchased. Through the hard work of the riders and the generosity of their sponsors, approximately $4,000 was raised during the two day event.

ANNOUNCMENTS

Youth Basketball Registration – Sept 25th-Nov 5th

New Dance Classes- call for more info or check our website

New Cardio Dance Group Fitness Class- call for more information       

 WELLNESS TIP   

While not everyone may enjoy yoga, its many benefits are so profound that we should all at least give it a shot. Don’t let yoga intimidate you if it seems out of reach or strange. It’s actually just a fluid way of moving your body, stretching everything out, and being kinder to your body through movement.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Fri
29
Sep

A Few of My Favorite Things with Katina Holland

Delectable Desserts

Fall is just around the corner and the days will soon be cooling down.  People walking by the windows of our downtown office will go from shorts and tank tops to long sleeves and jeans.  Doors and windows will be thrown open to let in fresh cool air. (I through my windows open Wednesday evening and thoroughly enjoyed it)  The colors will start to change as the bright greens and blues of summer switch over to the deeper reds, yellows, and oranges of autumn.  The smells become earthy as plants go into hibernation for the cold of winter, not that we always see much of that around here.  

Fri
29
Sep

Lions get ‘tour’ of Germany by Rev. Tiews

From left are Program Chairman Lion David Fetgatter, Rev. Dr. Lion Christian Tiews, and President Lion Duaine Janzen. (Photo and information provided by Dean Craig, with excerpts from Kaitlyn Dillard, Okmulgee Times staff writer).

By DEAN CRAIG

Okmulgee Lions Club

 

Tuesday's Lions Club meeting was another outstanding program of local interest provided by Rev. Dr. Lion Christian Tiews, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, regarding a recent tour of Germany, conducted by him and his wife, Lula.  The tour was in June and consisted of 42 people from six different states, and was centered around the 500 year celebration of the Reformation, beginning on October 31, 1517.  Since Pastor Tiews was born in Munich, Germany, it was kind of like a "homecoming" to him.

Wed
27
Sep

Okmulgee Rotary Club- Community and Events

John McConnel was the guest speaker at Rotary last week, shown with Rotarian of the Day Lori Jones and President Darryl Raley.  Although not originally from Okmulgee, McConnel spoke to the Club about his background and how he came to be a resident of our city.  He is a great resource of local history and the Rotary Club looks forward to having him  return to tell the “rest of the story” about how he came to purchase the Orpheum and his on-going renovation of the historic theater.                         (Photo provided by Page Hayden)

Fri
22
Sep

OLAP now available to Oklahoma landowners

Pictured from left are Acting President Lion James Thompson, Kasie Joyner, and Program Chairman Lion James Gray. (Photo and information by Dean Craig)

By DEAN CRAIG

Okmulgee Lions

 

(With excerpts from the Tulsa World and Wildlife Department pamphlets)

Tuesday's Lions Club program was originally scheduled to be Jeff Tibbits, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, but he was on a two-day assignment to the Oklahoma Panhandle area so was replaced by Kasie Joyner, a young bundle of energy.  Joyner introduced herself as being from the Coweta-Broken Arrow area and grew up being a cowgirl, earning a rodeo scholarship to Connor's State Junior College, Warner, as a team roper and barrel racer.  Then on to OSU, where she graduated, and worked for Bass Pro a short time before being hired by ODWC.  She has been with the Wildlife Department for the past year and a half.

Fri
15
Sep

Court Records

Felonies 

CF-2017-00279 09/07/2017

State of Oklahoma vs. Gilpatrick, Dean Alan, Bail Jumping

CF-2017-00281 09/13/2017

State of Oklahoma vs. Brixey, Derek Jon, Possession of Firearms after Former Felony Conviction

CF-2017-00283 09/13/2017

State of Oklahoma vs. Holsey, Stephen Dwight, Unauthorized use of a Vehicle

CF-2017-00284 09/13/2017

State of Oklahoma vs. Holsey, Stephen Dwight, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon

 

Misdemeanors

CM-2017-00582 09/07/2017

State of Oklahoma vs. Jacome, Emily Rose, Driving under Revocation

CM-2017-00583 09/07/2017

State of Oklahoma vs. Lopez-Arias, Shayna Stephanie, Driving under Suspension

CM-2017-00584 09/07/2017

State of Oklahoma vs. Poole, Earl J. Jr , Driving under Suspension

CM-2017-00585 09/07/2017

State of Oklahoma vs. Kidwell, Douglas Carl, Driving under Suspension

Fri
15
Sep

Okmulgee Fire Department Runs

Aug. 31

8:14 a.m.-Smoke Investigation-Inglish and Randolph. Engine 1, Engine 2 and Rescue 1

6:11 p.m.-EMS Assist-100 block of N. Griffin. Rescue 1

Sept. 2

2:40 p.m.-Police Assist- North Mission. Rescue 1

Sept. 3

4:30 p.m.-Medical Assist-100 block of N. Sherman. Engine 1 and Rescue 1

8 p.m.-Motor Vehicle Accident-Okmulgee Lake. Rescue boat and Squad 2

Sept. 6

10:51 a.m.-False Alarm-1200 block of Falcon. Engine 1, Engine 2 and Rescue 1

Sept. 8

9:57 a.m.-Lift Assist-800 block of N. Central . Rescue 1 and Engine 1

6:45 p.m.-Police Assist-900 block of N. Sherman. Rescue 1

Sept. 9

11:30 p.m.-Extraction-1200 block  of East 4th. Engine 1 and Rescue 1

Sept. 11

12:08 p.m.-Rubbish Fire-700 block of N. Griffin. Engine 1

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