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Thu
29
Nov
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Pioneer To Transfer Calls To Santa At The North Pole For Free

NOVEMBER19,2018-Santa will be eager to talk with young callers on Tuesday, December 4 (one night only) from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. (Central Standard Time). Pioneer Telephone will provide a direct line-free of charge-for Oklahoma kids’ eager to call and speak to Santa tollfree at 1-866-92 SANTA or 1-866-927-2682. Due to the overwhelming response received each year, calls will be restricted to children residing in Oklahoma only.

In 2017, Pioneer transferred more than 2,000 calls to Santa during the two-hour event. Pioneer has provided this community service to youngsters for more than 49 years. The program would not be possible without the numerous employees of Pioneer volunteering their time, to ensure that as many callers as possible get an opportunity to talk with Santa.

 

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Thu
22
Nov
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Walters High Schools Bioloty II Class Participated In Engineering Contest

Mr. Nease’s Biology II classes participated in the Duncan Area Economic Youth Engineering Contest on November 12 in Duncan. All 34 students had to implement the physics they’ve learned in class to design their own CO2 powered car based on 50 specifications, make a blueprint to scale and then actually create the car out of balsam wood.  

 

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Thu
22
Nov
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Walters Middle School Science Teacher Named Arvest Bank Award Winner

Congratulations Staci Johnson, WMS Science Teacher, on being named an Arvest Bank, “We Love Oklahoma Teachers” award winner of $500 to spend in her classroom!

 

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Thu
22
Nov
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Kynleigh Henson Exhibited Mini Hereford Cattle

Kynleigh Henson, daughter of Austin and Ashley Bain, a student at Walters Middle School recently exhibited her Mini Hereford Cattle at the American Royal Livestock Show in Kansas City, Missouri.  

She exhibited the Champion Mini Hereford Cow Calf Pair.  The calf was shown by her sisters Everly and Karlee.  

 

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Thu
15
Nov
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Red River Technology Center donates to Cancer Center

The Red River Technology Center Cosmetology and Business programs recently presented a check for $622.35 to the Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma. The money was raised during the Pink Nails Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser held in October.

Accepting the donation on behalf of the Cancer Center were: Vonda Williams, RN OCN (second from left); Liliana Alvarado, RN OCN (center); and Kalene Best (second from right).

 

 

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Thu
15
Nov
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Two Walters Seniors Make All State

Sayre Tillery, WHS Senior, Tuba 1st chair, Small School All Statetion

Sayre Tillery, WHS Senior, Tuba 1st chair, Small School All Statetion

 

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Thu
15
Nov
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Walters Public School Celebrates Veterans Day

The students and staff of Walters Public Schools invited all area Veterans, parents, and community to attend a special “Veterans Day Celebration”, on Nov. 12 at 9:00 a.m. in the High School Gymnasium.  The program included The Pledge of Allegiance lead by the Girl Scouts and “The Star-Spangled Banner” performed by the WHS Varsity Choir.  The Singing Sensations sang “For the Good of the Many” by Teresa Jennings, directed by Denise Tulloh. A patriotic selection by the WHS Varsity Choir, directed by Charla Dedmon, finalized the choral presentation. The Blue Devil Pride, directed by Mr. Jarrod LaRoche, will play “The Armed Forces Salute”. The program did include recognition of Veterans that came home and those that did not, and special speaker, John D. Wahnee, veteran and historian of the WWI and WWII Comanche Code Talkers of Cotton County.  

 

 

Wed
07
Nov
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Cotton County 4-H Hosts Cupcake Wars

On October 25, Cotton County 4-H hosted one of its tastiest competitions yet. 4-H’ers were challenged to decorate, in 30 minutes, 3 cupcakes with any style or theme they wanted to do. Each youth could bring 6 homemade cupcakes and their decorations to make their cupcakes. During the contest, they had to ice and decorate all of their cupcakes but only their 3 best were selected for judging. During the decoration portion, they were judged on creative and decorating style. The judge asked them questions about their theme, decorating techniques, and things they would

 

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Wed
07
Nov
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‘Volunteer of the Day’ First Recipient Awarded

The Walters City Library is happy to announce it had a smart young man that did something extraordinary, assisting a woman with printing something in the library, that was on her phone. On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, a woman came in and thought she had lost a very important email that needed to be printed. She and Gina were trying to figure it out, Gina suggested to her to get on a computer and login to her email account. Gina said, “She did that but was still having a problem finding the email.”

 

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Wed
07
Nov
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Significant Women in Oklahoma Agriculture Highlight: Loessa (Susie) Thompson

By: Betty Thompson

 

WALTERS—Loessa (Susie) Thompson still lives on the same section of land that her family has farmed for four generations. And just like a farm that triumphs through hard times, Thompson has persevered despite her own difficult challenges. Thompson’s great-grand- Significant Women in Oklahoma Agriculture Highlight: Loessa (Susie) Thompson By: Betty Thompson parents first came to Oklahoma in a covered wagon for the Land Run of 1893, also known as the Cherokee Strip Land Run. Though they originally settled in northern Oklahoma, Thompson’s great-grandparents later moved to Walters where their farming legacy continues to this day. Her mother Ruth named her Loessa for her two grandmothers, Loyse and Odessa, though her brother Jack wanted to name her “Sue,” after Sue Bees honey. They compromised on Loessa Sue, hence her nickname “Susie.”

 

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