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WYNONA BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEET

The December meeting of the Wynona Board of Trustees was held on Tuesday, Dec. 17. The Board conducted the regular business, then they passed a resolution to apply for a REAP Grant from INCOG to work on drainage in Wynona and to also do more water line work. Attending the meeting: Della Carter-Vice Mayor, who conducted the meeting, Goober Robinson, Joey Stone, Janet Delaney, Donna Swanner, Jason Clark and Tennie Slone.

WYNONA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT’S NOTES

(submitted by Dixie Hurd)

Congratulations to Mrs. Jami Robinson. She will be our newest board member. She will start in February. She will replace Ms. Gerri Surritte. Gerri has been a board member for our school for many years and we greatly appreciate her time and support. She did a great job of being fair and doing what was best for all of the students. Thank you Ms. Surritte!

The first semester is completed and grades will go out on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The elementary and junior high basketball teams will have a tournament at Bowring during that first week back from the holiday. All of our teams will play on Monday evening starting at 4 p.m. 5/6 girls @ 4 p.m.; 5/6 boys @ 5 p.m.; 7/8 girls @ 6 p.m. and the 7/8 boys @ 7 p.m.. Be ready to hit the ground running!

Thanks to Ms. Clark, our elementary teachers and staff for working so diligently to produce our elementary holiday program. We appreciate the parents and community members for showing up for our kids! The snow days made it a little interesting but it all worked out in the end. This has been a very busy week and now it is time to rest. School will be out until January 6th. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

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 OK 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 - 11a.m., Wynona 11:30a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Hominy from 1 - 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. Lee wanted to remind everyone that he will also be at Cleveland at the City Hall from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m. on Fridays, as well.

WYNONA CHRISTMAS PARADE

The Wynona Christmas parade was Saturday, Dec. 14. It was a chilly parade, but it was nice with lots of enthusiasm. The Wynona Volunteer Fire Dept and the Pershing Fire Dept. both brought in a lot of nicely decorated fire trucks, and one of the Pershing trucks even had Smoky the Bear on it. The Wynona Girls Athletics had a float led by pretty little Pakie Holt on her tricycle. The Boy Scouts came in from their campout and walked in the parade and then helped Santa hand out treats. There were also several 4-wheelers in the parade. Of course, Santa Claus was on one of the big Firetrucks, and was on hand at Town Hall to pass out treats to the kids. Thanks to all who participated in the parade and to all the watchers.

Special thanks to Jim and Jeanne Votaw for donating the money to buy all the really nice treats that were given out to the kids and later in the week, to all the elderly and shut-ins. Thanks to Joey Stone for heading up the parade and to all the people who helped out.

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