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2018 Miss Walters Pageant

The Miss Walters Pageant was presented and Calli Jewell Ray was crowned 2018 Miss Walters. The pageant began with an announcement made by Cole Hart immediately followed by the Evening Gown Competition. It was a spectacular setting when the curtains opened to reveal the stunning contestants in their gorgeous gowns.

The Physical Fitness was the next competition for the Miss Walters title In order to promote the Rock, Roll & Remember Pam Varner and Andra Ballard created the “poodle skirt” costumes for all 11 contestants. No one could imagine how difficult that could have been, but she succeeded and the girls looked great! The last portion of the evening’s competition was “Creative and Performing Arts Competition”, better known as individual Talent presentations. This portion of the pageant was thoroughly entertaining and a cause for difficulty for the five judges to finalize their decision.

 

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Cotton County Opens Two New Bridges

Cotton Commissioner Edward Eschiti announced the completion of two new bridges in District #1. Members of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Circuit Engineering District #6 and Cotton County District #1 were on hand to complete a final inspection of the new bridges on April 10, 2018. The first bridge is located over Beaver Creek 4 miles north and 2 miles east of Junction SH53/SH65 east of Walters. Engineering on this bridge began in June, 2012. The second bridge is located over Goodin Creek 6 miles north and 2 miles east of Junction SH53/ SH65.

 

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Soldier from Walters Jumps Out of Pickup to Help Rescue Passengers from Amtrak Crash

Robert McCoy, a 2013 Walters High School graduate and a 2017 graduate of Cameron University, was the first person on the scene of an Amtrak accident in DuPont, Washington recently. He is the son of Cary and Jan Mc- Coy of Walters. Upon graduation from Cameron with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a double minor in Military Science and Family and Marriage Couseling, McCoy received his Second Lieutenant commission in the U.S. Army. Now a Medical Service Corpsman stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, Robert was actually the first person on the scene as the accident happened directly in front of the truck he was driving. Other vehicles were smashed or resting under the train as it had partially fallen off the overhead track.

This television interview of Robert was from Q13Fox and is printed below:

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Calli Ray Named 2018 Miss Walters

2018 Miss Walters Calli Ray and her court, pictured (L-R): Jarika Estes, Kerissa French; Jessie Bone - Top talent non finalist and Soph Scholastic Achievement; Breigh Hanks - 4th Runner Up; Cayden Jones - 2nd Runner Up; ~ Calli Ray ~ Miss Walters 2018 & Jr. Scholastic Achievement; Shalyn Bowles.

 

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Walters Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Two Businesses

On March 27, 2018 Walters Chamber of Commerce was able to welcome one new business and one going back into business.The Gem and Flip Flops.

Todd and Mary Frances Pyle have recently opened The Gem Jewelry Repair shop at 107 N Broadway.

Todd has over 20 years experience repairing jewelry. He went to repair school in 1982 with good friends, Haile Cunningham and his son J.R. When the school ended, Todd was the only one that was interested in the trade. So, he resigned his coaching duties for Chandler Public School and went to work for Cunningham’s Jewelry as the jeweler.

 

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In Honor And Memory To The Comanche Code Talkers Of World War I and World War II From Cotton County

The Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom are the highest civilian awards of the United States. The Congressional Gold is an award bestowed by the United States Congress to persons “who have performed an achievement to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient’s field long after the achievement.

The Congressional God Medal was awarded to twenty-two Comanche Indians for military service in the Army as “Code Talkers” during World War I and World War II. The award was signed into law by President George W. Bush on the 15th of October, 2008 and presented posthumously to the Comanche Nation, in Washington D.C., on the 20th of November 2013. Fourteen of these soldiers were born and raised in Cotton County and eight are buried at the Walters Cemetery.

 

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Walters Public School Walkout

As of Friday, March 30th the progress at the capitol concerning educational funding has stalled. The governor did not sign the FY19 common education appropriations bill (HB 3705) or the support employee bill (HB 1026). This unexpected action has left our educators with uncertainty as to the state’s commitment to fund public education.

The majority of the staff of Walters Public Schools have indicated their desire to participate in the walkout Monday, April 2nd and April 3rd. Therefore Walters Public School was closed on Monday, April 2nd and April 3rd. The school system evaluated the situation day-by-day and notified the community each day by 3:00 p.m. for the following day. When the WPS are able to staff our classrooms at a level that allows for appropriate supervision of our students, they will resume school.

 

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Nicolas Gambardella Takes State In 2A

Nic Gambardella, WHS Senior - STATE CHAMPION Class 2A State Powerlifting; 157 lb class - 1220 lb total; Squat - 475 lb; Bench Press - 270 lb; Dead Lift - 475 lb

 

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New members inducted into Cameron University’s Phi Eta Sigma Honor Societywith

New members inducted into Cameron University’s Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society The Cameron University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the national interdisciplinary honor society for first year students, inducted 30 new members during its 32nd annual induction ceremony.

The candidates qualified for Phi Eta Sigma in the spring or fall of 2017. Phi Eta Sigma, New members inducted into Cameron University’s Phi Eta Sigma Honor Societywith chapters on more than 375 college campuses across the nation, encourages and rewards academic excellence achieved by students during their freshman year in institutions of higher learning.

 

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2018 Miss Walters Will Be Crowned Saturday, April 7, 2018

Can you pick the winner of the 2018 Miss Walters Pageant? You probably have your favorite, but the final decision will be left in the hands of thel 2five qualified judges, Saturday, April 7, 2018. The eleven contestants are beautiful, intelligent and talented and will make the judges decision a difficult one.

They will begin the journey to win the coveted Miss Walters title at their personal interview that will be held at 1:30 pm in the high school. The evening competition will begin at 7:30pm and include competition Evening Gown, Physical Fitness and Individual Talent categories. Contestants’ competition order, parents and their talents are:

 

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