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Sorosis Club Sponsors “Let’s Talk Waurika”. Come hear community leaders March 15th

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The Sorosis Club of Waurika will hold another “Let’s Talk Waurika” forum at the Waurika Depot on Thursday, March 15th beginning at 6 pm.

This is a free event and everyone is invited to attend.

You can expect to hear from members of the School District, Jefferson County Hospital Staff, County Officers, City Manager of the City of Waurika, members of local law enforcement, Waurika Chamber of Commerce, members of the Area Food Bank, State Legislatures, Waurika Development Trust and the Industrial Foundation.

If you have questions, concerns or even positive ideas for the community this will be the event to attend.

There will be free refreshments provided.

Waurika is growing and changes are taking place. come be a part of it.

Waurika Senior Center Receives Funds

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Kenny Smith presents Rubye Benson of the Waurika Sr. Citizen’s Center with a check for $1,800.00 from the Masonic Lodge #41 of Comanche, Oklahoma. Also pictured is Jerry Houston (far left), Terry Bullard (behind Rubye and Kenny), and Bill Greer.

The Comanche Masonic Lodge #41 presented Rubye Benson and the Waurika Senior Citizen’s Center with a check for $1,800.00  Wednesday February 21st.

The generous donation will help the center with various expenses.

In a recent interview, Kenny Smith said the lodge was happy to donate the money and believes that the Waurika Senior Center is providing a vital service to the citizens of the community.

Masonic Lodge #41 of Comanche has donated to Center in the past and has also donated time and money to the Summer Reading program at the Waurika Library.

Winter Weather Hits Jefferson County

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Winter weather has hit Jefferson county!

Below are some of your pictures taken over the past couple of days!

Thanks for your submissions.

Tammy Richardson took this picture!
Nanette Foster took this picture at Grady, Oklahoma.
Marie Hardie took this picture at the Hardie Ranch.
Gayla Keeter took this picture of her fish pond.
Decole James Myers took this picture of the Red River.
Courtney Nobles took this picture 2 miles south east of Waurika.

Christina Fowler took this picture of downtown Hastings.
Alecia Prewitt took this picture of Monroe Street in Waurika.

Waurika Chamber Banquet This Saturday

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The Waurika Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual banquet on Saturday, February 24th at the Waurika High School Cafeteria beginning at 6:30 pm.

Tickets are on sale now for only $15.00 each and can be purchased at First Farmers Bank in Waurika.

Catering the food this year will be the Duncan Regional Hospital.

Bill Roberson and his band Southern Rain will be the featured guest providing entertainment for the evening. Joining them will be Missy Fry.

Waurika Bands Perform at Fundraiser Sunday

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Waurika’s High School and Middle School bands performed at the Fiesta Fundraiser this past Sunday at the Waurika High School.

More performances from the Waurika Band Concert. (l-r) Regena Bradley, Hope Cummings, and Brooklyn Barnes Photo by Curtis Plant

After the delicious Mexican meal, honor band members were introduced and various members performed solos.

The solo artist were accompanied by Starr Herron and band director Everett Hodges.

2017-2018 SCOBDA Honor Band members

Riley Hobbs – 1st chair HS Baritone

Michael Bryant- 6th chair HS trumpet

Sara Tolle- 4th chair HS French horn

Trenton Helloms- 6th chair HS French Horn

Kaytlyn Williams- 4th chair JH Flute

Mallory Adkins- 11th chair JH Flute

Chloe Adkins- 7th chair JH trumpet

Hannah Lamons- 10th chair JH trumpet

Hope Cummings- 3rd chair JH clarinet

Regena Bradley- 7th chair JH clarinet

Brooklyn Barnes -12th chair JH clarinet

Kaylee Morris- 4th chair alto sax.

Terral News and Happenings February 22 2018

Quote of the Day: “I don’t know how much, but three things I do. There is God, His Word is true, stay close to Him, He’ll see ya through.”

VACCINATION CLINIC – On Saturday March the 10th, we will have a Vaccinaiton Clnic for dogs and cats at the Terral City Hall. Dr. Clark from the Jefferson County Animal Hospital will be here from 12:30 to 1:00 pm. Prices are as follows: Dogs – Rabies $8.00. Destemper/Parvo $15.00. Kennel cough $10.00 and Lymes $30.00. Cats – Destemper $12.00, Destermper/Lukemia $32.00. Make plans now to get your pet’s shots.

TERRAL ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT – Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, March 31, at the Terral Indians Baseball Field at 12:00 noon. There will be three groups: Walking to three, four to six and seven to nine years old. Make plans to come enjoy the fun. Prizes will be given to the most eggs in each category and eggs will be marked for prizes. The Terral Volunteer Fire Department will be hiding the eggs for us again this year, Hope to see ya there!

FBC Girls in Action Group – The GA T-Shirts are in and if you ordered a T-Shirt from a GA they will be delivered this week. We are open for new orders if anyone would like to order a T-Shirt. Please call Shirley at 437-2337. We are still taking recipes for our Community Cookbook until Feb 14th. You may drop them by City Hall or to Shirley or Mary Alice Kunkel. Thanks!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Misty Williams celebrated on the 20th. Adan Morgan will party on the 22nd.

COMMUNITY PRAYER LIST – Family and Friends of Carrie Sheffield in her passing, The Duncan Families in the passing of Clovon Allen, Cindy Day, Tony Rodriquez, Benda Bryant, Scotty Day, Tom Baysinger, Sue and Avery Linton, Martin Villarreal, Sr., Joe Martin, Faye Tanner, Adam White, Mary Loo Duke, Florita Villarreal, Glen Martin, Robert Harnois, Esther Grimes, Marle Pollan, Virginia Tanner, Darlene Hall, Carrie Sheffield, T.K. Delaney, Manuel Villarreal, Shana Reed and our military stationed around the world. May God keep you in His loving care.

Waurika Farm Bureau to Serve Lunch Friday, February 23

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The Waurika Farm Bureau invites you:

“ Join us for lunch on Friday, February 23rd. We will be hosting a hamburger feed in front of the office in honor of Farm Bureau Week”.

Waurika Development Trust Meets to Discuss Ideas for Waurika’s Future

On Monday February 12 , The Waurika Development Trust invited a group of local residents to discuss ways we could make Waurika a more attractive place to live.  The group will take the discussion to various clubs and organizations over the next several months for input and will report back to the Trust with a recommended plan of action. Craig Williams from Williams Landscape in Lawton was invited to talk about his suggestions for some improvements the group could do now that would make an impact and also provided some ideas for longer-term and larger improvements.

Jacob Eck and Lauren Nitschke represented the Waurika Chamber of Commerce to discuss a grant application they are preparing that would bring a group of architecture students from OU to Waurika to make recommendations for longer-term improvements to Main Street.

The group is eager to meet with the community and get additional suggestions and input.

Round Ryan February 22 2018

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Ryan Main Street

We’ve had some beautiful days in the last week.  We still are getting to experience the presence of winter amidst each week that passes.  Looking at our forecast for this week, there are great chances for rain every day through Saturday.  We are heading for some more cold days, but, we have days that are quite warm amongst them. Our temperature this morning was 70 degrees and we are expecting to have temperatures in the 40s before the day is over. We so desperately need the rain.  I hear farmers talking about their wheat crops and they are having to send their cattle to sell them about a month early than usual.  The crop wouldn’t thrive without the presence of moisture.  Things might beginning to look better in our present drought situation.

This morning’s news on Channel 7 KSWO out of Lawton had 2 things of interest.  The first being that Ryan was mentioned regarding our Senior Citizen meal site is possibly facing closure.  There is a meeting being held at the meal site at 11:00 this morning to discuss this.  This would be a great loss for our community as well as surrounding communities that take advantage of at least one good meal per day in our 5 day work week.  Not only does this site offer meals, but, they offer fun and games to all who want to go to participate.  This might be the only time some of our folks are able to get out and socialize with others.  I hope and pray that the outcome of their meeting today will show favor to our meal site and allow this facility to keep serving our community.  This site employs several individuals, too.  They are in need of maintaining 25 citizens daily and they have had 24 regularly.  Just 1 more person to allow them to remain open.  Please show your support if you are over 60, and get out and eat and see what a good time they have down there.  The meals are around $2.00 per person.  The last time I went out to eat, the drinks alone were more than $2.00.

Editor’s Note: Mollye heard that the Ryan Senior site will stay open of they can keep between 20-25 regular attendees. If you get a chance you might want to stop by and support the Senior Center in Ryan. 

The second thing I heard mention was concerning our daylight savings time.  Our Oklahoma Legislature is trying to pass a bill that would have Oklahomans in a permanent daylight savings time status.  As it is, we are in Central Standard Time 7 months of the year.  They just keep expanding the daylight savings time on us at the national level.  You might as well say, that would include us in the same time zone as Georgia and Florida. I will reserve my opinion on this one.

The Terral River Star Casino is still planning to open on March 1.  It doesn’t look like the Ryan casino will be opening on the 28th of February.  There is only 1 double wide mobile home out there at their casino site.  I only hear things through the grapevine from out there.

This Saturday the Ryan Food Bank will be distributing at 10:00am.

Our trash service will be running on Saturday instead of Friday this week, due to the holiday we had Monday.

We were sorry to hear of the passing of Carrie Sheffield, from Terral.  Carrie taught a lot of folks from Ryan and Terral.  Prayers to her family and friends during their loss.

Kim is finally feeling much better.  She has been down for 2 weeks, and has finally gotten back to work and to writing. Kim’s news for this week:

For 2 weeks I’ve been under the weather.  Now I am healed and feeling better.

Foxy and I will begin to ride Ruffy Tuffy again.

Everyone have a blessed week. Pray for much needed rain and for each other.

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