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Fri
23
Jun

First Church of the Nazarene welcomes new pastor and wife

The First Church of the Nazarene of Okmulgee has recently obtained new pastors, Dale and Connie Fillmore. Located at 711 N. Okmulgee Ave, the First Church of the Nazarene of Okmulgee has been in operation for more than 50 years with its building being dedicated 1969. 

Dale Fillmore and his wife, Connie, have served as pastors for 44 years years. Both Dale and Connie have received Bachelor’s Degrees, and are talented in music. At first, the Fillmores served with the Church of God in Anderson, Ind. and then with the Church of the Nazarene. They have served in many states and in the field, preaching in such diverse places as Alaska and Brazil. Most of their time has been spent as pastors but while in Brazil they served as Academic Directors of a new seminary there. 

The First Church of the Nazarene of Okmulgee has “Art and Soul” painting classes, which are currently paused for the summer. Classes are set to resume in October. 

Fri
23
Jun

Okmulgee Lions hold induction of new officers

Pictured from left are (back) Craig Brydges (Director), Beth Flud (Director), Dean Craig (Director), Dr. Tom Alexander (Director), R.C. Morrow (Immediate Past President), Duaine Janzen (President), James Thompson (1st VP), Heather Sumner (2nd VP), Raymond Kennedy (Membership Chairman), Ron Martin (Lion Tamer), Gary Volz (Tail Twister), and Jacque Mooney, Installing Officer. (Photo and information provided by Dean Craig with the installation text by Jacque Mooney).

Submitted by Dean Craig

Okmulgee Lions

 

And a good time was had by all--that's a phrase usually used to end a story, however, this is also a good way to start this story because that's the way Tuesday's Lions Club meeting began.  What a marvelous program of induction of incoming officers presented by Past District Governor/Council Chairperson Jacque Mooney of the Midwest City Lions Club.  We are so proud of this year's slate of officers, as we have been for many, many years, and they just seem to keep getting better and better--a result of good leadership.  Lion Mooney calls this her "Bandana Installation", presenting a colorful bandana to each officer installed with the indicated color for their particular office.  What a unique approach of installation.

Fri
23
Jun

Malcoms celebrate 75th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Malcolm

Robert (Bob) and Helen Malcom of Okmulgee celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.  

The couple met when Helen's family moved from Wichita to Andover, Kansas.  They were sweethearts through high school  and were married at the Andover Methodist Church on May 17, 1942.  Bob entered World War II and served with the 60th Air  Depot Squadron serving in the southwest Pacific.  During this time, Helen attended Emporia State Teachers College to gain an Emergency Teaching Certificate and taught in a rural, one room, eight grade school near Augusta, Kansas.  

After the war, the Malcoms made their home in Andover, Kansas where Bob was a partner in the Malcom Garage.  He  studied Auto mechanics and Industrial Education at Pittsburgh State Teacher's College and at General Motors in Flint, Mich.

Fri
23
Jun

City department updates given at council meeting

 

The City of Okmulgee was preparing for Summer in the month of May with many of the prepping for the summer heat and school’s being out. 

The Okmulgee Public Library was preparing for their Summer Reading Program with employees contacting the Primary and Elementary schools to handout calendars. Sign-up for the Summer Reading program began on May 22, but calendars are still available at the library. The program itself began on Wednesday, June 7 and will run to July 19. As of May, the Okmulgee Public Library had 55 new borrowers and raised $1,720.25 from fines, copies, lost books, and Inter-Library Loans. 

The Okmulgee Code Enforcement office has also braced itself for the summer season. As of May, the Okmulgee Code Enforcement office has issued 502 letters to Okmulgee residents regarding grass and weeds. 

Fri
23
Jun

Weather Forecast

 A slight chance of rain will cause temperatures to drop,  some but the heat index will still be dangerous. 

According to the National Weather Service the following forecast can be expected. 

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Increasing clouds, with a high near 86. Light and variable wind becoming north 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. 

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. North wind 5 to 15 mph. 

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Saturday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Northeast wind around 5 mph. 

Sunday

Fri
23
Jun

Food Preservation with Melody!

 

OSU Extension offer canning class

Learn the basics of home canning safety. Come participate in a hands on class and be able to take home a processed jar of delicious relish.

This class will be Friday,  June 29  from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the OSU Extension Agency. It will be for adults only and will have an $8 registration fee. That fee will need to be paid by June 27 to hold your spot. The class size will be limited to 10 people.

Contact Melody Ennis at the OSU Extension Agency for more information. 918-758- 1958

Fri
23
Jun

Reading program Denise Gard and her dogs on Wednesday

Denise Gard, from Story Creations, and her talented dogs Sienna and Joey, will be performing at the Okmulgee Public Library Wednesday, June 28. 

All children ages 5-12 are welcome to attend. Please come by the library and sign up or call 918-756-1448.

Gard is a performer with over 15 years experience. She and her dogs have performed throughout  the states of Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa and Oklahoma. 

They love bringing stories to life and including the audience in their performances.

This week, Denise and her talented dogs will bring a brand new story with lots of new tricks.

Sienna and Joey want to save their favorite toy from the trash monster! Are they too scared of trash land to make the rescue? 

Join us at the Children's Summer Reading Program and find out what happens. Programs are at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Fri
23
Jun

Now is the time to vaccinate for school and day care

Getting all of the recommended vaccines is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health, especially when they are in school or a day care center where disease outbreaks can occur. Whether it’s a baby starting at a new day care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, a student going back to elementary, middle or high school – or even a college freshman – parents should check their child’s vaccine records.

“When parents are preparing to send their child off to day care, school or college, it’s the perfect time to ensure he or she is up to date on all recommended and required vaccines,”  Brenda Potts, County Administrative Director, said.  

Fri
23
Jun

7th Annual  Okmulgee Fireworks Extravaganza

 

Plans are being finalized for an exciting fireworks display on Tuesday, July 4 at the Okmulgee Municipal Park (adjacent to the YMCA). The public is invited to share in this free fun event. The celebration will begin at 7 p.m. with free hot dogs, popcorn and sno cones (until gone). There will also be live music, 

water slide and bounce house, face painting,

 sand art, petting zoo and circus train.  

The fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Fri
23
Jun

Smile for the Camera!

 

Staff of Extreme Animals was the special guest at the Okmulgee Public Summer Reading Program. One of the animals on display was Dory, a small-clawed otter. See page 2A for more photos from the event. 

(Staff photo by Wes Stout)

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