By Tennie Sloan
TRICK OR TREAT
Trick or Treat in Wynona will be Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. All treaters are asked to leave their porch lights on. Traffic in Wynona should be observing a 15 mph speed limit during those hours.
WYNONA CHRISTMAS PARADE
The Wynona Christmas parade will be Saturday, December 14th beginning at 6:30 p.m. All clubs and organizations should be making their plans to be in our parade. It will be a lot of fun, as usual. Mark your calendars!
WYNONA BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEET
The Wynona Board of Trustees met for the October meeting on Tuesday, October 15th. The Board discussed the problem with stray dogs and agreed that citations should be issued to those who let the animals run at large. The Mayor, Johnnie Lott announced that a “Movie Night” had been held to raise money for Leukemia Foundation and that there was a good turnout. She added that they might try to do it again a couple of times. She added that everyone enjoyed the movie, which was shown on the side of the Wynona Utility Building. Attending the meeting were; Joey Stone, Della Carter, Donna Swanner, Susie Myers, Chance Crawford, Johnnie Lott, Janet Delaney and Tennie Slone.
The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
WYNONA SCHOOL NOTES
(submitted by Dixie Hurd, Superintendent)
Mrs. Shulanberger and Mrs. Ervin are organizing a trip to go to Washington D.C. this summer. This is NOT a school function. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to get to see our nation’s capitol. They are raising funds in many ways. We are hoping they meet their financial goals. This trip is totally outside of the school realm and is not sponsored in any way by the school.
Megan Parks, with Rogers State will be here on Oct. 29 to talk to the seniors about college. She will be here at 1:50 p.m. This is a great opportunity for seniors to get a clear understanding of the application process for Rogers State. We hope everyone has a restful and safe fall break!
Report cards went out on Wednesday. If you have not seen your child’s report card, please feel free to contact the office for a copy. Our students are very privileged to have access to the Osage Nation’s Concurrent Enrollment program with TCC. For a very small fee, junior or senior students can take college credits that also count for high school credits. A student could leave high school with several college credits paid for and completed! Juniors need a 21 on the ACT and seniors need a 19 on the ACT to concurrently enroll. There will be an ACT prep class/scholarship information meeting, hosted by the Osage Nation, on November 13. It will be held at the Pawhuska Business Strategy Center from 8:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. The deadline to sign up is November 8. The cost of the prep class by Chad Cargill/Kara Watts is $30. The optional study guide is $20 and a calculator with formulas preloaded will also be available. Students who are members of the Osage Nation will be able to attend for free, JOM will assist students of other Native American tribes. Anyone is welcome to attend. Parents are encouraged to attend as well. There is no charge for parents. Chad Cargill will present in the morning and a pizza lunch will be provided, then Cara Cowen-Watts will speak about how to apply for scholarships. All students will receive a college planning packet. We are encouraging all of our students to plan to attend because this is a great opportunity and it is close to home. Transportation can be arranged if needed. Be sure to contact Ms. Hurd by November 8 if you are interested in attending!
Basketball season is here! The Junior High teams will play in the conference tournament during the week of Nov. 4 - 8. The schedule has not been released yet, but we will get it to you as soon as possible. The first high school game is November 8. We hope to have a great basketball season!
TRYING TO SET UP FLU CLINIC
Town Clerk, Tennie Slone has been trying to find an agency that will come to the Town Hall for a Flu Shot Clinic. If anyone knows of an agency that can do this, please contact Slone at 918-846-2526. We have had a good success with this in the past and would like to have another one to help protect our citizens from the Flu!
VETERAN REPRESENTATIVE AT WYNONA TOWN HALL
Just a reminder that Lee Webb, is still coming to the Town Hall on Fridays from 11:30 until 12:30 to help Veterans with their benefits. This is a great opportunity for veterans and should be utilized by all that are qualified. Veterans are reminded that they can use their tax exempt card from the state to exempt taxes on their phone bills. Just contact your telephone provider for more details.
The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs representative will not be coming to Osage County anymore, but Lee Webb will be still doing the Veterans Assistance for this area. Every Friday Lee will be at the Pawhuska Community Center, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Wynona 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; and Hominy from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. and any other towns that need assistance can come to one of these towns to meet with Lee.
Remember that the VA Healthcare meets all the requirements for Obamacare, so anyone who does not have their VA Healthcare should come and talk to Lee.
Wynona people offer their condolences to the many family members and friends of former resident, Eugene Herrmann, who passed away Oct. 18, in Galveston, Texas. Gene was a good man and we will all miss him!