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New Business In Temple - Cactus Rose Flower Shop

Cactus Rose Flower Shop is a new business located in Temple, Oklahoma. Cactus Rose opened it’s doors on May 8, 2019. Owner Kayla Kohout-Spence had a vision and saw a need for a flower shop to service the local area and decided to use her floral arranging and managerial skills to good use. Spence is a known local artist, having done murals for Rockin’ H, Temple Public Schools and Geronimo schools just to name a few. Spence has also done custom work that has been sent all over the country as well as window designs for several local businesses. She is the proud mother of four children Ranging in the ages 10 to 4 . Her Mother is Kimberly Smith and Father Greg Kohout. Spence has always had a passion for Art and Design and is more than excited to combine the two with Cactus Rose.

 

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Joy Harjo has been Named Poet Laureate Of The United States

Joy Harjo has been named Poet Laureate of the United States. Perhaps more than any before her, her story is the fractured story of America.

Born in Tulsa, Harjo is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Her work is rooted in that heritage and reflects the shattered image of history which is not taught as part of mainstream education. As she told the New York Times, “My poems are about confronting the kind of society that would diminish Native people, disappear us from the story of this country.”

She uses the stories and histories of the Muscogee (Creek) and binds them with the feminist and social justice causes that continue the Indians’ quest for acknowledgement. Welded together they create a soft, powerful voice found in poems that rise and fall like a ululation.

 

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Walters City Council Met On June 4, 2019

The Walters City Council met on June 4, 2019 in the City Council Chambers in the City Hall. Those present were; Mayor Roberta Ellis; Vice-Mayor David Mitchell; Councilmen Bob Nance, Steve McCammon and Richard Anderson. City Manager Shawn Strange, City Attorney Hyman Copeland; and City Clerk Sheri Davis.

Jack Jacob opened the meeting with prayer.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

Visitors present were, David Taylor, Mike Woods, Joe Keaton, and Tommy Stranahan.

A motion was made and approved to approve the Walters Cemetery Association quarterly meeting minutes.

 

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The Board of Cotton County Commissioners Held June 3rd Partial Meeting At Kiowa Casino

The Board of County Commissioners, Cotton County, Oklahoma held a part of their regular scheduled meeting on June 3, 2019 at the Kiowa Casino Hotel Chairman’s Board Room located in the Kiowa Casino Hotel at 198131 Highway 36, Devol, OK 73531.

Some items discuss were providing emergency assistance to the Casino and Hotel should the need arise and agreements providing Hotel/ Motel and Liquor by the Drink surcharges to Cotton County.

Both entities are working together on the Agreements. Poe stated construction for a new Bar and Steak House located in the Casino is underway, and a tour was provided for everyone in attendance.

 

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Big Pasture’s Paige Martin Receives Honor at All-State Banquet

Each year, the Oklahoma Fastpitch Coaches Association selects two seniors from across the state of Oklahoma to award the Association’s Scholarship of Excellence. One player is selected from the west side of the state and one from the east. Nominations for the award are submitted by the representatives of each of the stat’s 8 regions. Each nomination is reviewed by the Executive Board and the final winners are selected at the Executive Board Meeting. The recipients of the prestigious award are selected based on their athletic accomplishments, their academic accomplishments, their character, and positive impact they have left in their communities.

 

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Cotton County Sheriff Contests Petition For His Removal

Cotton County Sheriff Kent Simpson appeared in court Friday with his lawyer to formally contest a petition filed this week to remove him from his law enforcement post.

Simpson, with his legal counsel Austin Walters, and Assistant District Attorneys Taren Lord-Halverson and David Waley faced Associate District Judge Michael C. Flanagan in the Cotton County Courtroom at 10 a.m. for the suspension hearing. In less than 10 minutes the session was over.

“Actually, it’s not a hearing,” Flanagan announced, “it’s an opportunity for the defendant to state his case.”

Walters said Simpson is contesting the petition for his removal and asked for “sufficient time to file a written response” to the allegations.” Flanagan recognized his objection to the petition gave him 10 business days to file his response. No objection was made regarding Flanagan overseeing the case.

 

Thu
13
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Cotton County Has A New Interim Sheriff

Tim King, former undersheriff of Cotton County, was sworn in as Interim Sheriff late Monday afternoon, after the suspension of Kent Simpson. King worked under sheriff Paul Jeffery. King is working on getting things in line and good working order and making some staff changes.

Cotton County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, June 10th. Shortly after the meeting opened the Commissioners went into executive session to discuss what action needed to be taken on the Sheriff’s Department. Upon returning to the open meeting they had approved the petition and sent it to Judge Flanagan to rule on. Paper work was filed in the Cotton County Court Clerks office to suspend Sheriff Simpson. A judge will hear the case later on in the year.

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Walters Education Foundation and Cache Valley Masonic Lodge #530 Held Annual Golf Tournament

The Walters Education Foundation in conjunction with the Cache Valley Masonic Lodge #530 held their annual golf tournament at Lakeside Golf Course in Walters on June 1, 2019. The participants were rewarded with a beautiful day for the golf scramble and all were severed lunch once they were finished. There were also drawings for numerous door prizes and the winners received trophies.

The first place team consisted of Mike Long, Fred Codynah, Dino Gonzalez, and Carl Monoessy with a score of 57. The second place team was Shane Bowers, Sam Gonzalez, Rudy Coosewoon, and Jeff Simpson with a score of 60.

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Walters Educational Foundation Awards Scholarships

The Walters Educational Foundation awarded nine graduating Walters High School seniors scholarships at their award assembly. The awards were presented by Michael Flanagan, a board member of the foundation.

Receiving the prestigious J. E. Mason Memorial Scholarship for $8,000 was Calli Ray, daughter of Michael and Christy Ray. She was a Valedictorian, three-time state champion pole vaulter and was 2018 Miss Walters. Calli served as a cheerleader for four years, cross country for three years, and varsity choir for two years. She plans to attend Oklahoma State University.

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Walters High School Class of ‘69 Planning A Mural

In honor of the class of 1969’s 50th Class Reunion, Palmer Studios is planning a public work of art commemorating the wonderful memories of growing up in Walters, Oklahoma and fun times at Walters High School.

The Class of ‘69 is planning a series of events the last week of June 2019.

One of those events is to paint a mural of the rough draft on the south exterior wall at the High School. The project is scheduled to start Wednesday June 26th at 10:00 a.m. and should be completed by noon on Friday June 28th.

 

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