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2018 Walters Car Cruz

October 6, 2018 Walters was the place to be for the Annual Walters Car Cruz and the City Wide Garage Sales.

The weather was a little iffy giving the chance of rain for the Car Cruz and for yard selling. By mid afternoon the sun came out with a smile and turned the day into a wonderful Fall Day!

The contenders for Queen: Payton Stehle, Brianne Hanlon, Kerissa French, Gardenia Rodridguze and Princess; Cadence Bird and Alexa Martinez of the 2018 Car Cruz raised over $2000.00. Car Cruz Princess and Queen are: Queen- Aaliyah Villarreal; Princess- Alexa Martinez.

 

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Movie Stars Do Visit Walters

Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go--except for the Harris boys, Robert, Ed and Paul, it was a three day road trip with stops at motels and eating in restaurants, which is something the family never did, traveling from their home in Tenafly, New Jersey, to Walters, Oklahoma. Their destination was the home of their grandparents, Lee and Annie Harris at 312 E. California. Their father, Bob, was born here, grew up here and graduated from Walters High School in 1940. The family came back every year in August for a visit. While their friends were enjoying vacations on the Jersey Shore and other cool places on the Atlantic coast, the Harrises chose to bask in the August heat of Oklahoma. The boys loved it.

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10
Oct
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Annual Luncheon Hosted by Dahlia Garden Club

The Walters Dahlia Garden Club hosted their annual luncheon on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at St. Patrick Church Hall. Members and guests attending were treated to a room filled with tables set for lunch with lovely pink centerpieces of carnations, alstroemeria and roses.

President, Melanie Spence introduced Roberta Ellis, Mayor of Walters who welcomed the attendees. Melanie then thanked all for coming and introduced many in attendance and thanked them for the help they have given the Dahlia Garden Club over the past year.

 

 

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2018 Walters Car Cruz - October 6, 2018

Bring the Kids, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Moms and Dads there is something for everyone!

Everyone get out their competitive spirit and win cash at the 2018 Walters Car Cruz, October 6, 2018 by entering the Twist Dance Contest, Car Hop Relay, Bubble Gum Blowing Contest. ALL these contests pay CASH!

This Day will be filled with lots of food, activities and live entertainment.

 

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Wed
03
Oct
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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister Visits Walters Rotary Club

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister recently made a stop in Walters to speak to the Walters Rotary Club. In her speech, Hofmeister laid out several goals that are included in the state’s ESSA plan, Oklahoma Edge. Among the goals was to increase access to effective teachers.

Hofmeister said the state continues to struggle to find qualified teachers to fill classrooms. The average stay of a teacher in Oklahoma is six year. As a result, she explained, schools re forced to hire emergency certified teachers because of the shortage. She said in the current year, the State Board of Education has already approved a record 2, 153 applications for emergency teacher certification, up from 32 in the year 2011-2012, an currently affects 104,58 9 students statewide.

 

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Walters Chamber of Commerce Annual Ice Cream Freeze Off

The Annual Ice Cream Freeze Off, sponsored by the Walters Chamber of Commerce, was a great success this year. We had 10 entries. The entries were ALL delicious, and easily some of the best Ice Cream anyone could’ve ever tasted!

The 1st Place winner in the Chocolate/Vanilla Category was Ashley Ford, with her incredible French Vanilla Ice Cream. Mrs. Ford also placed 1st in the Fruit Category with her delicious Bourbon Peach entry. The 1st Place winner in the Specialty Category was Karlee Crabtree with her wonderful Banana Split ice cream. Miss Crabtree ALSO received the Grand Champion ribbon for that delicious Banana Split Ice Cream.

 

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Wed
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Sep
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Comanche/Cotton Counties District Attorney Announcing Warrant Assistance Program

Comanche/Cotton Counties District Attorney, Fred C. Smith, is announcing a Warrant Assistance Program that will take place during the month of October.

Anyone having warrants on MISDEMEANOR and/or TRAFFIC TICKETS may voluntarily appear and get the assistance of the district Attorney’s Office. This will allow those with misdemeanor and/or traffic ticket warrants an expedited process to resolve those warrants.

 

 

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Sep
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13 is the Lucky Number for Walters Choir Members

Walters Vocal Music students traveled to Central Middle School in Lawton to compete to be in the Southwest Oklahoma All-Region Honor Choirs. Middle School/Junior High singers had to prepare three selections and High School worked on four required songs to advance from try-outs be chosen to rehearse and perform in a special concert.

The following Middle School/Jr. High vocalists were selected to 2018 SWOK All-Region Honor Choir were:

7th Grade - Noah Collins, Sam Morgan and Jocelyn Scherler

8th Grade –Kendall Meason, Emma Myers and Hadlee Smith

 

 

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Lilli Benson Selected as Member Of CSC Livestock Show Team

Lilli Benson of Randlett, OK. was recently selected a member of the Beef Show Team at Connors State College in Warner, Oklahoma. Benson is a 2017 graduate of Big Pasture High School. She is the daughter of Grady Benson. Lilli is a Sophomore at CSC and pursuing an Associates of Science in Pre-Veterinary Medicine.

Beef Show Team members work with breeding beef cattle. Members work with the college farm feeding, grooming and complete daily maintenance of the herds. Students are responsible for preparing tack and equipment for the shows. They break the animals to lead and train them for display in the show ring. Connors State has a rich tradition in the quality of the animal herds at CSC. The college farm is over 100 years old.

 

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Mike Woods Running For Cotton County Commissioner District #1

“New Leadership and a Fresh Voice”

Mike has been a lifelong resident and business owner of Cotton County. Mike and his wife Tammy of 29 years make their family home in the Emerson area, 9 miles west of Walters. Mike and his family are the owners and operators of a cow and calf operation. Tammy is also a 6th grade teacher at Grandfield Public Schools. Mike and his family are members of the First Baptist Church of Walters.

Over the years Mike also has been a heavy machinery operator for Cotton County, owner and operator of a local convenience store, and assisted numerous local farmers and ranchers with their day to day operations. Mike has been a longtime member of the Walters Chamber of Commerce where in 2007 he was named “Walters Citizen of the Year”. Board member of Walters Round-up Club for 15 years and served as a Cotton County Reserve Deputy Sheriff for 5 years.

 

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