July 4th is coming up this weekend. Say 4th of July and the mind instantly conjures images, smells and memories for us all. For me, it is images of family gathered around the porch or the boat dock laughing and having fun. It’s swimming, watermelon juice dripping off my chin, Dad grilling hamburgers, homemade ice cream and, of course, fireworks-so many fireworks. It will be a little different this year if you intend to celebrate by watching city fireworks, but you can still find a spot to hang out and watch from your vehicle.
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is sponsoring a Texas Collegiate League team right down the road in Tulsa. With uniforms inspired by the MCN, the TCL Drillers are a representation of the history the Nation shares with Tulsa and Oklahoma.
Henryetta Chip-In Club and the Henryetta Gold Club sponsored a three-day camp this week for students to learn the fundamentals of golf. Children from around the county received instruction from Henryetta High School Golf Coach Dutch Vandenborn as they practied their swings, putting and other skills on the Henryetta Golf Course. JAN COLOMBIN
Henryetta High School sent two teams to the 11th High School Fishing World Finals Championship in La Crosse, Wis. over the weekend. Quinton Story and Connor Bullard made up the first team of Knights, while Lucas Thompson and Zeth McGowin were the second Knights team to enter the four-day tournament. The four Knights competed against 312 boaters from around the country, including Oklahoma teams the Ketchum Warriors, the Norman North Timberwolves and Spiro Bulldogs.