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Wed
21
Jun

Two Cotton County High School Seniors Attended Agricultural Leadership Conference

Karson Dodd and Bralea White of Cotton County were two of 10 Oklahoma high school seniors selected to attend the seventh annual Oklahoma Youth Leading Agriculture conference June 14-16 in Oklahoma City.

Hosted by Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, the White OYLA conference is designed to prepare high school students for a future career in agriculture and to advance youth leadership.

“These high school seniors are some of Oklahoma’s most promising agriculturalists,” said Zac Swartz, OKFB YF&R coordinator. “We hope these students will continue to be involved in Oklahoma agriculture and Oklahoma Farm Bureau.”

 

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Wed
21
Jun

Chris Lipscomb Medals in Two Events at National Senior Games

Chris Lipscomb recently placed 3rd in 5K and 5th in 10K road races at the National Senior Games in Birmingham, AL.

The National Senior Games is the world’s largest multi-sport championship event for people ages 50 and over. This year was the 30th anniversary of this bi-annual event and over 10,000 athletes participated in 18 different sports.

Chris is already plotting his training strategy for the 2019 games in Albuquerque, NM.

 

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Wed
21
Jun

Walters Educational Foundation Receives Check From Cache Valley Masonic Lodge #530

Kenny Smith, Master of the Cache Valley Masonic Lodge #530 was very proud to present Janell Philpott of the Walters Educational Foundation a check in the amount of $2,000.00 to help with their scholarship program.

 

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Wed
21
Jun

Cotton County Art Council Names Scholarship Recipient

Jordan Fugett, a 2017 graduate of Walters High School, was chosen as the recipient of the Cotton County Art Council’s annual scholarship. Jordan’s portfolio that was examined by the council members was very beautiful and used a variety of art media. Congratulations Jordan!

 

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Wed
21
Jun

Walters City Council Met On June 06, 2017

The Walters City Council met on June 06, 2017 in the 2017City Council Chambers in the City Hall. Those present were Mayor David Mitchell; Vice Mayor Roberta Ellis; Councilmen Steve McCammon, Bob Nance and Richard Anderson; City Manager Shawn Strange; City Attorney Hyman Copeland; and City Clerk Dollie Glenn.

Open Door Church of God Pastor Roger Noland opened the meeting with prayer.

 

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Wed
14
Jun

Buzzin’ Around Flowers Changes Hands

June 1st brought new ownership to Buzzin’ Around Flowers. Leta Coats former owner was ready to retire and move on to new adventures. Rhonda McCants purchased the Flower Shop and took over business as of June 1st.

Rhonda grew up in the Hulen Lawton area, with many friends in the Walters area. Rhonda is married to Dennis and they have one daughter Madigan. They have lived in Walters for the past 12 years.

Rhonda said, “It always has been my dream to own a business in Walters. Being able to buy the flower shop is a real dream come true.”

 

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Wed
14
Jun

Derrek Wofford Donates Hair To Locks Of Love

Derrek Wofford former Walters High School student was in Walters visiting with family and friends in June. He chose to have his hair cut while here visiting.

Appointment was made at Headlines, Turlee James was the one that had the pleasure of cutting his hair. She had to make 4 ponytails to get the job done. Before putting the locks in the mail, the hair was weighed, it weighed 6.30 oz.

Derrek is the son of Daniel and Brandy Wofford of Mannford, OK and grandson of Beth Wofford Davis of Walters.

 

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Wed
14
Jun

Southwest District 4-H Horse Show

The Southwest District 4-H Horse Show was held at the Stephens County Fairgrounds on June 1-3, 2017. Cotton County had two 4-H members participate in the show. Senior 4-H member, Stephanie Mason, from the Walters After School 4-H club won 1st place in barrels, 1st place in poles, 2nd place in stakes, and 7th in halter mares. Kenneth Ballard, a junior 4-H member of the Walters After School 4-H Club, won 1st place in aged mares and also won Grand Champion Mare with his horse, Honey. He also submitted entries into the Horse photography portion of the show and won 1st place in the following classes: action, human interest, funny, composition, multiple horses, natural state, and best photo. He won Grand Champion overall with his best photo entry. Stephanie and Kenneth will participate in the State 4-H Horse Show on June 22-24, 2017 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, OK.

 

Wed
07
Jun

Walters Educational Foundation Awards Scholarships

The Walters Educational Public Educational Foundation awarded scholarships to eleven 2017 graduating seniors at the annual high school awards assembly. This amounted to $9,250 to these fortunate students to pursue their education in various colleges and universities.

Awarded the Cecilia and Paul Mershon Memorial Scholarship for $1,000 Walters Educational Foundation Awards Scholarships was Valedictorian Larissa Lynch, daughter of Tim Lynch. Band has played an important part of her school days, playing the clarinet since the sixth grade. She has a passion for photography and plans to attend Cameron University next year and later become an English teacher.

 

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Wed
07
Jun

Education Foundation Announces Golf Tournament Winners

Shown above is the first-place women’s team on the Educational Foundation golf tournament. They are left to right: Jan McKown, Shirley Cooper Johnson, Lenora Wahnee and Ronna Jacobson.

 

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