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A local Comanche Nation woman came close to taking the title of Miss Indian World

Scott Rains
The Lawton Constitution

A local Comanche Nation woman came close to taking the title of Miss Indian World during last week’s Gathering of Nations Powwow in Albuquerque, N.M.

Shelby Mata, 22, of Walters, came in as second runner-up for the title among 17 contestants. Top prize went to Cheyenne Kippenberger, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Hollywood, Fla., and Cordelia Falls Down, Crow and United Keetowah Band Tribes, Crow Agency, Montana, was the first runner-up.

Mata, who has served in many roles as a princess and representative of her Comanche people, called it “a great week full of events and sisterhood.”

 

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2019 FFA Hunger Challenge at the 93rd Oklahoma FFA Convention

FFA members from 258 Oklahoma chapters were recognized for their contributions to the 2019 FFA Hunger Challenge at the 93rd Oklahoma FFA Convention at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City on May 1.

In response to the theme “Don’t Give Up,” chapter members donated livestock and/or money to provide 1,531,200 protein sticks for the Oklahoma Food Bank’s Backpack Program. This year’s total is 475,763 more than last year.

The Oklahoma Food Bank’s Backpack Program is a collaborative effort among local farmers, manufacturers and processors to provide protein sticks through the Beef for Backpacks and Pork for Packs programs. Last year, the program provided food to more than 30,000 elementary school children who have inconsistent access to food on weekends and school holidays, according to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

 

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May
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Big Pasture Educational Foundation Award Given During 2019 Graduation

During the 2019 Big Pasture School graduation, held on Friday, May 10th, the Big Pasture Education Foundation awarded its third annual scholarship to graduating Senior, Paige Martin.  Ms. Martin, co-valedictorian of the Class of 2019, plans to attend the University of Oklahoma.

Following the scholarship presentation, the Big Pasture Education Foundation presented a $20,000 check to the Big Pasture Independent School District in honor of W. E. Spannagel.  This money will be used for materials and electronics for the students and teachers at Big Pasture.

 

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Grace Myers Selected For State FFA Chorus

Grace Myers of the Walters FFA chapter was selected and performed as a member of the state FFA chorus at the 93rd State FFA Convention from April 30 to May 1 in Oklahoma City.

Nationally renowned chorus director Stan Kingma of Roanoke, Virginia, selected 93 FFA members from 63 chapters to perform throughout the two-day convention.

Chorus members arrived in Oklahoma City for rehearsal two days prior to the convention. In addition to entertaining convention participants, the chorus sang for the Oklahoma Legislature at the state Capitol.

The chorus program is cosponsored by Blue and Gold Sausage Co., Farm Credit Associations of Oklahoma, Express Employment Professionals and BancCentral. Chorus members are chaperoned by members of the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association.

 

 

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Cameron University faculty members honored with awards

Cameron University faculty members Dr. Brad Mc-Coy, Dr. Edris Montalvo, Dr. Joanni Sailor, Dr. Aubree Walton, Dr. Wendy Whitman Cobb and Dr. Sheila Youngblood have been honored with awards recognizing their contributions to Cameron’s academic community. Mc-Coy received the Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching, Montalvo was honored with the Faculty Award for Excellence in Service, Sailor received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring Student Research, Walton was honored with the Hackler Award for Teaching Excellence, Whitman Cobb received the Bhattacharya Endowed Lectureship for Excellence in Research Award, and Youngblood received the Faculty Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching.

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RRTC Students Win at State SkillsUSA Contest

Five Red River Technology Center Students recently placed at the State SkillsUSA contest held in Tulsa. Students placing were: (l-r) Terrell Cox, Electronics, 1st place in Job Interview; Abbe Johnson, Cosmetology, 2nd place in Prepared Speech; Stephanie Mason, Residential Air Conditioning, 2nd place in HVACR; Aryanna North, Cosmetology, 1st place in Cosmetology – Nail Art Job Exhibit; and Jacob Meador, CNC Machining, 3rd place in CNC Machining. Each of these students was also awarded a scholarship by the Kenneth and Juliette Woodward Endowment for placing at the competition.

 

 

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52nd Cotton County Art Show - Best of Show

Shown with the Best of Show in Fine Arts at the 52nd Cotton County Art Council’s Show is judge Hodd Whicker and artist Silene Speirs of Lawton. Judge Whicker had an abundance of praise for all the artists and the show.

He is also going to come to the May monthly meeting of the Art Council and demonstrate the finishing of 2 portraits that he is doing of Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.

Everyone is invited to see this demonstration which will be at 6:00 pm Monday, May 13th at the Walters Depot.

More results of the art show will be in next week’s Walters Herald.

 

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Calli Ray Wins State Pole Vault

Pole Vault- Calli Ray- STATE CHAMPION-1st place (Three Times Champion) 800 Relay- 7th place- Devyn Holley, Remington White, Rylan Penn, Seth Eidson (set School record) Long Jump- Seth Eidson-7th place 800 Run- Trista Ford- 7th place 110 Hurdles-Rylan Penn-8th place 3200 Relay- 8th place- Brayden Strange, Kris Bruton, William Wauqua, Dallas Clark Pole Vault- Braden Prewitt- 8th place Discus- Nate Moiser-9th place Long Jump- Devyn Holley- 10th place Shot Put- Dayven Reyes-11th place 200 Dash- Remington White- 11th place 300 Hurdles-Rylan Penn-11th place Discus- Sunny Waters-12th place 400 Relay- 13th place- Devyn Holley, Remington White, Rylan Penn, Seth Eidson Shot Put- Nate Moiser - 14th place Pole Vault- Tanner Roberson- 16th place Girls Team finished in 21st place Boys Team finished in 23rd place

 

Thu
02
May
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RRTC students win at HOSA contest

Health Careers students Micah Harris (Central) and Brayden Strange (Walters) recently placed second in CPR/First Aid (secondary) a the State HOSA-Future Health Professionals contest and conference.

 

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Stitt Signs Bill Allowing Use of School Bus Cameras to Ticket Reckless Drivers

OKLAHOMA CITY –  A bill allowing law enforcement to use cameras on school buses to track down drivers who illegally pass stopped buses was signed into law on Thursday.

House Bill 1926, by Rep. Dell Kerbs, R-Shawnee, and Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, requires a minimum ticket of $100 for drivers who break this law. It also requires 75 percent of tickets for this violation to be deposited into the Cameras for School Bus Stops Revolving Fund, a grant which schools without proper video surveillance on their buses can apply for to purchase necessary equipment.

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