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Fri
19
May

Schulter School announces Students of the Month

Schulter HS SOM Jayden Henderson is pictured with Mr. Myers.

 

May Students of the Month were selected by their teachers and in the high school, sophomore, Jayden Henderson, daughter of Tim Henderson was selected.  Jayden is her class reporter, a high school cheerleader and she has won the school talent show twice.

In the middle school, 7th grader, Landon Shepherd, son of LaDonna Shepherd, was selected by his teachers.  Landon plays basketball for the 7th/8th grade boys’ basketball team and he holds the office of secretary/treasurer of his class.  Both of these students exhibit qualities of good character, leadership, responsibility and dependability.

Fri
19
May

The Lokal Now Open in Downtown

Okmulgee welcomes a new eatery in downtown that has become the new coffee and breakfast spot. The Lokal offers high quality locally sourced coffee as well as specialty lattes, mixed drinks and caffeine free options. All coffee is EOTE coffee out of Oklahoma City. They also offer comfort food with a small town atmosphere. Their bacon-wrapped cinnamon rolls and chicken and waffle plate have become fan favorites since opening. They recently added breakfast sandwiches to the menu at customer request. The Lokal is open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and serves breakfast, brunch and lunch. They take call-  in orders and also do events and catering. Scott Condict is the owner and Brian and Jessica Thomason are managers. Serving coffee is Robyn McGlasson, Will Stout and Cheyenne Callaway. Food is cooked by Shandra Franklin and Mary Taylor. The public is invited to come down and try out Okmulgee's newest coffee shop at 212 E. 6th.

Fri
19
May

Beggs Summer Food Program

The Beggs Public School  is participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which provides nutritious meals at no charge to Children during the summer vacation. Children aged 18 and under, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, are eligible to receive meals through SFSP. A person 19 years of age and over who has a mental or physical disability (as determined by a state or local education agency) and who participates during the school year in a public or private, non-profit school program (established for the mentally and physically disabled) is also eligible to receive meals. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

BEGGS ES, Operating May 22 to Jun 22, 2017. Operating days of the week: Monday through Thursday. 300 CAMPUS DRIVE, BEGGS, OK, 74421. Breakfast from 7:30-8:30. Lunch from 11:30-12:30. Closed: Memorial Day, Independence Day and  FRIDAYS

Fri
19
May

Lions Feed the 'Dogs

Below, Okmulgee High School Seniors enjoy a pancake breakfast fixed by the Okmulgee Lions Club. Above, Heather Sumner flips pancakes as other members take a break from serving the hungry teens.

 

A host of dedicated Okmulgee Lions spent some "extracurricular activity" time to feed approximately 75 senior students and teachers last Wednesday morning.  The Lions began arriving around 6 a.m. at the Okmulgee Community Center to prepare for what they are known for---pancake day.  This was the Lions' way of giving tribute to the Senior Class of 2017 for their contribution to the community and to say "Godspeed" toward their  future, in keeping with the Lions' motto: "WE SERVE".

(Photos provided)

Fri
19
May

OHS Speech Presents "10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse"

The Okmulgee High Speech team presented their spring play last Friday, in the Okmulgee High auditorium. They performed “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse” by Don Zolidis. Pictured are the cast and crew before the production began. Skyleen Willingham is OHS Speech teacher. (Staff photo by Jessie Brydges)

Fri
19
May

Masonic Lodge Partner with County Youth Services

Masonic Lodge Partner with 

County Youth Services

(Left) For the second year, the Brothers of Okmulgee Masonic Lodge has partnered with the Okmulgee/Okfuskee County Youth Services to host a golf tournament fund raiser. This year, the fundraiser took in $1700 and the Okmulgee Masonic Lodge matched that amount. Pictured presenting the Youth Services a check for $3400 is Rex Hastey, Secretary of the Okmulgee Lodge; Cindy Lane and Jackie Miller of OCYSC, and Stephen Nelson, Sr. Warden of Okmulgee Lodge. The money is earmarked to go toward the Strengthening Families Program.  (Photo provided)

 

Fri
19
May

Okmulgee School board holds special meeting

A special meeting was held Monday at the Okmulgee School Board of Education.

The board met to acknowledge receipt of an Official Certificate of Votes from the County Election Board vis-a-vis an election held on May 2,  to determine the districts bargaining unit for certified staff of FY18, and to further acknowledge the “Professional Okmulgee Educators: as the winner of the election and to formally acknowledge them as the current bargaining unit for the certified staff of the District and as the exclusive representative of all the employees in such unit. 

Also released was the list of Certified Staff who will be rehired for the 2017-18 school year. 

The names are as follows:

Sylvia Bagby

Marquette D. Higgs

Sheila Nelson

Gena G. Ballard

Zachary Hopkins

Toni Peterson

Kelly Berry

LaKinda Houston

Mariah Price

Nancy E. Bond

Marlon Houston

Tiffany Ramer

Thomas Burney, Jr.

Fri
19
May

Mayor Steven Baldridge recognizes Okmulgee Public Works

Rick Miller (left) accepts a proclamation from  Baldridge (right) for National Public Works Week. The proclamation recognizes the hard work and effort put forth by public works employees and the dedication that they have to revitalize Okmulgee. 

 

Fri
19
May

Rob Robertson, former City Council Member, receives award

Mayor Steve Baldridge also awarded Rob Robertson a plaque, thanking him for his service as City Council Member for Ward IV, acknowledging Robertson’s efforts to improve Okmulgee. (Staff photos by Kaitlyn Dillard)

 

Fri
19
May

OSUIT announces 2017 Hall of Fame inductees

Okmulgee-OSU Institute of Technology will recognize eight outstanding alumni and induct them into theOSUIT Hall of Fameat the annualAlumni Homecoming Reception Saturday, June 17, at 4 p.m. in Covelle Hall on the campus of OSUIT.

Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by OSUIT, recognizing alumni and former students for outstanding achievement in both civic duty and professional life.

“Alumni are a tremendous source of encouragement, loyalty and support. This event is one way we can show how much we appreciate them,”said Bruce Force, director of Student Life and alumni relations liaison.“Having them on campus is a great opportunity to reconnect.”

The reception is a chance for OSUIT alumni to see old friends and meet new ones, walk around the campus and visit with current and former instructors.

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