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Wed
22
Mar

Walters lineman selected for international project

Cotton Electric Cooperative is proud to announce journeyman lineman Tyson Potter has been selected to join a group of 13 volunteer line workers who will work to electrify a remote village in the northwestern part of Guatemala this October. The project will provide electricity to some 45 homes in the isolated village of Chiis in northwest Guatemala.

“We are proud to send an ambassador from southwest Oklahoma to help bring electricity to those who have not been as fortunate as we have,” said Cotton Electric’s CEO Jennifer Meason. “It speaks to the value of the cooperative difference that transcends borders.”

 

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Wed
22
Mar

Miss Walters Pagent Cancelled For 2017

Normally, when other students are enjoying a week off from school a few young ladies are totally involved in preparations for the Miss Walters Pageant. Not so this year. There were initially twelve girls that met the deadline in December and thought to be committed to compete for the coveted 2017 Miss Walters title. Over Christmas break the girls were taught the choreography for the physical fitness, which gave the contestants ample time to prepare for the other portions of the competition.

Wed
22
Mar

Garvin Isaacs Presents Certificate of Appreciation to Cotton County Jurors

Garvin Isaacs, Past President of the Oklahoma Bar Association, came to Cotton County on Monday, March 20, 2017, to present to Associate District Judge Michael C. Flanagan, a Certificate of Appreciation to Cotton County Jurors for their service to the legal profession.

Isaacs spoke briefly emphasizing the importance of the right to trial by jury and expressing appreciation on behalf to the Judicial Branch of Government for the time and effort given by Cotton County citizens to jury service.

 

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Wed
15
Mar

Walters Community Chest Pancake Supper A Huge Success

The Chamber decided that this year they would try something different with the Community Chest Drive. It was decided to have a supper instead of breakfast. The 2017 Walters Community Chest Drive Annual Pancake Supper was a real success.

Volunteers in every size, shape and attitude came forth to help in this worthy cause and to them we say a sincere, “Thank you.” The committee expresses gratitude for all the assistance put forth.

There was a great turnout for the Supper on Tuesday, March 7th. Actually it was overheard, “I guess I ate too many pancakes!” That is proof enough that everyone really enjoyed the breakfast for supper.

 

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Wed
15
Mar

Mike Darnell Honored March 7, 2017

On March 7, 2017 Mike Darnell was honored as an Honorary Member of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) at Red River Techonolgy Center.

“On behalf of the NTHS National Board of Directors and our membership, I wish to express our sincere appriciation to you. You have made a meaningful difference in the lives of the students who attend this institution, and your active involvement is evidence of your concern for educational excellence in America,” said C. Allen Powell Executive Director.

 

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Wed
15
Mar

Walters Senior Citizen Center (SCC) Show Cases Art

March 8th was the SCC regularly held luncheon at the Center. The luncheon opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, then recognized those who have a birthday that month and then the announcements that need to be made. John Parrish saying the blessing before the meal. There were better than 20 people in attendance.

The SCC is no longer funded by ASCOG, it runs fully on donations. On the second Tuesday of the month in the evening they have bingo, then the second Wednesday of every month SCC have a luncheon. Every one brings a covered dish/dessert for the lunch. Please feel free to come join in the fun, the visitation and the great stories. Anyone can use the SCC for a special event at no charge.

The SCC have chosen to show case different area artist from the Cotton County Art Council during the luncheon held monthly. Beverly Fowler was chosen to show off her quilting this month.

 

Wed
15
Mar

Randlett Resident Receives OBU Academic Scholarship

Baily Boydston from Randlett, Oklahoma was recently awarded an academic scholarship by Oklahoma Baptist University for the 2017 academic year.

Boydston received the Trustees’ Academic Scholarship. Presented in recognition of academic achievement, the Trustees’ Academic Scholarship is an annual $10,000 scholarship which can be renewed for three additional years, making the honor worth a potential of $40,000.

A senior at Big Pasture High School, Boydston is involved in basketball, volleyball and FCA. Boydston is a member of Union Valley Baptist Church of Cookietown, Oklahoma.

 

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Wed
08
Mar

Walters Pride Headed To State

Congratulations Blue Devil Pride! They earned Superiors at the District contest, in Concert and Sight Reading, March 1, 2017 in Duncan. They will advance to the State competition the end of March. Great job Pride!

 

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Wed
08
Mar

Walters City Librarian Gina Suson Is Now A Certified Library Director

After eight (8) years of attending classes through Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL), Gina Suson has received a Certificate of Completion for Level 3 as a Public Librarian in the State of Oklahoma in accordance with requirements set forth in the Oklahoma Certification Manual for Public Librarians. Gina is now a Certified Library Director in the State of Oklahoma.

 

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Wed
08
Mar

Walters City Council Meet on February 21, 2017

The Walters City Council met on February 21, 2017 in the City 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.

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

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

 

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