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Terral Graduating Class of 2018

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Terral Kindergarten Class (l-r)Khonner Quinton, Hannah Conner, Holden Martin, Rowdee McCauley, Jalynn Duke, and Teacher Mrs. Michel Roberts (Submitted Photo)

Terral recently held their Kindergarten Graduation.

Below is their picture with their names.

Terral Kindergarten Class
(l-r)Khonner Quinton, Hannah Conner, Holden Martin, Rowdee McCauley, Jalynn Duke, and Teacher Mrs. Michel Roberts
(Submitted Photo)

Make Plans to Attend the Terral Reunion This Weekend

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The biennial Terral All School Reunion will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018, on the grounds of the Terral Community Center.  Registration will begin at 10:00 AM with lunch being served at 12:00 noon.  Note:  Class pictures will be taken at 11:00 AM again this year.  Be sure to tell everyone you see who is associated in any way with Terral School or Union Valley to come early and join us that day. 

Lunch will be catered again this year and you will need a reservation.  Reservations MUST be received no later than September 21, along with a check for $12.00 per meal.

Due to very generous donations the Terral Alumni Association was proud to award four $1,500 scholarships and one $529 scholarship in 2017, and four $2,500 scholarships in 2018.  The scholarships go to deserving persons who reside in the Terral school district, to assist them in continuing their education.  Selling brass nametags for the memorial plaques also assists in funding the scholarships.  The brass nametags are available for $20 and the plaques are permanently displayed in the Terral Community Center.

Please remember there is no membership fee charged to anyone.  The All School Reunion is funded every two years solely on the donations of people who love Terral School and want to enjoy the fellowship of visiting and remembering old times.

If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund or assist with reunion expenses, you can include that on the registration form, even if you are unable to attend. 

We plan to tour Terral School again this year.  Raffle information is enclosed.      

We hope to see you on October 6th.

If you have questions or need additional information call or email:

Ronnie Ewing @ 940-928-2278 or ronnie.ewing@sbcglobal.net   

Karen Gunter @ 580-437-2347 or karengunter.1950@gmail.com 

Terral News and Happenings November 29 2018

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QUOTE OF THE DAY – “You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving,”-Robert Lewis Stevenson.

TERRAL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT – The Terral Volunteer Department – is having a Toy and Food Drive for Christmas. Donation boxes are located at the Terral City Hall. The Drive will begin on November 1st through December 15th.  All donations will be given to those in need in Terral at Christmastime.  For more information, you may call 437-2337.

CRAFT SHOW & BINGO – The FBC Girls in Action will be holding a Craft Show and Bingo on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Terral Community Center.  The Craft Show will be from 9:00 to 2:00 p.m. Come on out and select some unique gifts for Christmas.  Gift Wrapping will be available.  Bingo will start at 3:00 p.m. Tables will reserve for $10.00 each.  If you would like to reserve a table call Shirley at 437-2337 or 437-2545 after 5:00 p.m. All proceeds go to the FBC Girls in Action for activities, crafts, and outings for the group.  Hope to see ya there!

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN- Santa will arrive in Terral, OK on Saturday, December 22 at the Terral Volunteer Fire Department around 3:00 pm. Immediately following will be singing around the Christmas Tree. Coffee, Hot Cocoa, and Cookies will be available at City Hall for those who participate. Mark your calendars and make plans to attend this annual event. Donation of cookies will be appreciated. For more info, you may contact City Hall at 580-437-2337

COMMUNITY PRAYER LIST – A.R. and Martha Jane Goates, Wayne Wyler, Amy Alsup, Pat Bussey, Tony Rodriquez, Carrie Villarreal,  Archie Fulton, Scotty Day, Tom Baysinger, Sue Linton, Martin Villarreal, Sr., Joe Martin, Adam White, Mary Loo Duke, Esther Grimes, Virginia Tanner, Darlene Hall, T. K. Delaney, Manuel Villarreal, Shawna Reed, Hardy Johnson and our military stationed around the world.

May God Keep you in His loving care.

Terral Students Visit Happy Days Ranch

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Terral students visited the Happy Days Ranch Pumpkin Patch. As always, they had a great time!

Submitted Photo
Submitted Photo

Terral Receives REAP Grant for 2018

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Vincente Villarreal, Town of Terral Mayor

Ronnie Ward, Executive Director of ASCOG

 

The Terral REAP grant of $45,00 will be used to install new water meter to customers. The current meters are obsolete and do not reflect an accurate accounting of water usage.

 

Blevins Brothers Continue Terral Tradition

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It’s hard to think about Terral, Oklahoma without thinking of mouth-watering watermelons.

People from all over love the watermelons grown in Jefferson County and every summer they will drive any distance to Terral just satisfy that craving.

The Blevins Brothers, Jerry and Charles, have been providing watermelon fans with what they crave for over 20 years.

Jerry and Charles grow the watermelon and canteloupe right in Terral.

 However, they sell more than just watermelon and canteloupe. 

Customers who stop by their shed just south of Terral on Highway 81 can find canteloupes, pickled okra, pickles, plum jelly, and salsa. Sometimes they even have tomatoes. 

They sell around 1200 quarts of pickles a year. The pickles are the result of the labor of Charles and Loretta Blevins. 

Some customers pick up 5 or 6 cases at a time. 

A woman from Decatur picks up 10 cases per month to resell at her stand. 

At one time there were watermelon patches all over southern Jefferson County. 

Doug Gunter, who has been working with them since he was in high school, remembers he and his friends picking watermelons out in the heat all hours of the day and evening. 

One time a crew from south Texas came up and while picking watermelons they engaged in a little contest with the south Texas boys. 

The Texas crew had already been picking for a while during the season and it was still early for Doug and his friends. 

The Terral boys outdid the Texas boys by loading their truck faster.

It shocked the Texas professionals that they had been outdone by some high school boys from Oklahoma.

Doug remembers the football team working during the summer and being ready for the season. Coaches would only have to practice once a day so the players could pick melons the rest of the day. 

The cost of production has affected the growing of watermelons in Terral. 

At one time about 75% of the people in Terral were involved in the watermelon venture. 

Charles has been growing watermelons since 1969. Together he and Jerry have been growing and selling watermelons for over 20 years. 

Charles got into the business because of his father-in-law. 

Jerry and Charles remembers the days of the Terral Watermelon Festival. It was a popular event for 50 years.

Besides watermelons, there was usually a parade, a classic car show, live music, mule jumping contests, and a dunk tank.

Doug Gunter remembers that most the trees down by the Baptist Church in Terral had trucks under them with farmers selling watermelons. 

Years ago, Doug remembered supplying Rush Springs with watermelons for their festival. 

Charles said the old timers remembers  putting stickers  on Terral watermelons saying “Rush Springs Watermelons” then loading them on the train. 

Over the years they have got to know quite a few people, many of them have become loyal customers and friends. 

During our interview, people were waiting in line to pick up their load of watermelon and canteloupes. 

Tonya Wickware and her son Wrangler pull up with another load fresh from the field and everyone jumps into action. 

Over the years there is no telling how many melons the Blevins have sold. 

It’s nice to see them carrying on the Terral Tradition—supplying the country with the best watermelons money can buy. 

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.

Terral News and Happenings August 23 2018

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Quote Of The Day- “Your passion becomes our legacy when you serve other, being who you are, doing what you love.” Anonymous

Terral School- School physicals will be on Aug. 29th. 

First Baptist Church Kids For Christ- Our RA’s, GA’s and Kids for Christ will begin again on September 5th, at 5:30 P.M. The GA’s will have a Pre-Enrollment on August 29th at 6:00 P.M. in the church basement. Mrs. Shirley and Mrs. Kunkel will be enrolling girls in First through sixth grades. We are gearing up for another great year!

Happy Birthday To You- Happy Birthday to Barbara Foster on the 20th. Clinton Fergonson will party on the 21st. Crystal on the 28th.

Happy Anniversary- Darrell & Barbara Foster will be celebrate on the 21st. Randal and Tammy Garcia will celebrate on the 28th.

Community Prayer List- A.R. and Martha Jane Goates, Wayne Wyler, Amy Alsup, Pat Bussey, Tony Rodriguez, Carrie Villarreal, Brenda Bryant, Archie Fulton, Scotty Day, Tom Baysinger, Sue Linton, Martin Villareal, Sr., Joe Martin, Adam White, Mary Loo Duke, Florita Baysinger, Esther Grimes, Virginia Tanner, Darlene Hall, T.K. Delaney, Manuel Villarreal, Shawna Reed, Hardy Johnson and our military stationed around the world. May God keep you in his loving care.

Terral News and Happenings

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Quote Of The Day- “Those who are the happiest are those who do the most for others.” -Booker T. Washington

   CITY WIDE CLEAN UP- The Town of Terral will have a City Wide Clean Up on April 20-21st., Friday and Saturday. Roll offs will be placed on the corner of E. Apache & N. Fourth on Friday Morning April 20th. Anyone who pays a trash bill monthly is welcome to use the roll offs. Let’s take pride in our town and use this time to clean up. 

  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU- Clifford Duke partied on April 9th. “81” years. Rick Gambill will celebrate on the 11th.

 TERRAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Attention to all students: It is time to apply for Terral Alumni Scholarships. The following are eligible to apply: 1) Have graduated or will be graduating from Ryan High School. 2) Are attending or will be attending an accredited institution of higher learning full time, 12 hours per semester. 3) Reside in the Terral, Oklahoma district. Terral Alumni Association does not discriminate in its scholarship program on the basis of race. The committee will be making the final decision for the scholarships in April. The applicant receiving this scholarship must be enrolled and confirmed by the institution’s registrar before the check is mailed directly to the institution in the fall and in the spring. If you have not received a scholarship application in the mail and are interested in applying, please contact Karen Gunter, 580-437-2347.

   COMMUNITY PRAYER LIST- Tony Rodriguez, Brenda Bryant, Archie Fulton, Scotty Day, Tom Baysinger, Sue Linton, Martin Villarreal, Sr., Joe Martin, Adam White, Mary Loo Duke, Flor

ita Villarreal, Glen Martin, Robert Harnois, Esther Grimes, Marie Pollan, Virginia Taner, Darlene Hall, T.K. Delaney, Manuel Villarreal, Shana Reed and our military stationed around the world. May God keep you in his loving care.

Terral News and Happenings

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Quote of the Day- “Be the chance you want to see in the world.” Ghandi

  TERRAL ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT- We had our annual Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday and I would like to send out a big “THANKS” to the Terral Fire Department for hiding the eggs, the First Baptist Church GA’s for stuffing the 1600 eggs and purchasing the candy, those who donated candy, those who donated their time to help in any way with our egg hunt. Please know how very much you are appreciated. Thank you Jan Campsey and Mary Alice Kunkel for taking my place while I was on vacation. I love and appreaciate you both.

TERRAL CEMETERY DINNER- The Terral Cemetery Association will have a fund raising dinner on Sunday April 15th at the Terral Community Center. Turkey, dressing with all the trimmings and dessert will be served. Cost for the dinner are as follows: Adults $8.00 and kids 10 and under 7 $6.00. Carry outs will be available by calling 580-467-7230. All proceeds go to support the Terral Cemetery Association for the upkeep.

  CITY WIDE CLEAN UP- The Town of Terral will have a City Wide Clean Up on April 20-21st., Friday and Saturday. Roll offs will be placed on the corner of E. Apache & N. Fourth on Friday Morning April 20th. Anyone who pays a trash bill monthly is welcome to use the roll offs. Let’s take pride in our town and use this time to clean up.

  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU- Aceyn James Williams and Ambree Jeanene Williams turned “8” on March 26th. Hope Morgan turned “10” on MArch 27th. Jowana Bussey Duff celebrated on April 1st.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY- Brandon and LaChasley Sandfur celebrated 8 years on May 30th.

COMMUNITY PRAYER LIST- Tony Rodriguez, Brenda Bryant, Archie Fulton, Scotty Day, Tom Baysinger, Sue Linton, Martin Villarreal, Sr., Joe Martin, Adam White, Mary Loo Duke, Flor

ita Villarreal, Glen Martin, Robert Harnois, Esther Grimes, Marie Pollan, Virginia Taner, Darlene Hall, T.K. Delaney, Manuel Villarreal, Shana Reed and our military stationed around the world. May God keep you in his loving care.

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