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Voter Registration Deadline is August 3rd

Friday, August 3rd, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the August 28th Runoff Primary Election, Cotton County Election Board Secretary Shellie Hart said today.

Hart said that persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.

 

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Walters City Council Met On July 17, 2018

The Walters City Council met in regular session at 5:00 p.m. on July 17, 2018 in the City Council Chambers in the City Hall. Those present were; Chairman Roberta Ellis: Vice-Mayor David Mitchell; and Councilmen Steve McCammon and Bob Nance. City Manager Shawn Strange; City Clerk Sheri Davis and City Attorney Hyman Copeland. Richard Anderson was absent.

John Sheppard opened the meeting with prayer.

 

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Wed
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2018 Walters Rodeo Parade and Rodeo

On Thursday, July 19, 2018 Walters Chamber of Commerce held the annual Rodeo Parade on Broadway. There were many entries not counting Sheriff Dept., Walters PD and Walters Fire Department. There was plenty of candy thrown for kids and adults.

Float winner: Comanche Star Casino and Non-float winner: Easton Dilks.

During the parade Walters Chamber of Commerce had cold water in their office, First Baptist Church was walking around downtown passing out cold water or you could go to The Gem to get water. A thank you to all who participated in the parade and showed up to watch. A special thanks to Mr. Pyle of The Gem for going on Friday morning and picking up left water bottles.

 

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Wed
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Local Students Attend SWOSU Band Camp

Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s 63rd annual band camp recently attracted 442 students from six states to the Weatherford campus for Oklahoma’s oldest and longest-running band camp. Camp director Marc Mueller said the students auditioned for placement in six concert bands and participated in rehearsals as well as a variety of recreational activities.

 

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Wed
18
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Stephanie Mason and Ladybug are your 2018 State 4-H Horse Show Stakes Champions

Stephanie competed in the 4-H Southwest District Horse Show earning a Grand Champion in both Poles & Stakes. She received a Reserve Grand Champion in Barrels. At the State Show, in addition to earning the Grand Champion in Stakes, she also placed fourth in poles.

Stephanie is a Senior at Walters High School and attends Red River Technology Center in Duncan where she is studying Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.

 

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Wed
18
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Local Boys Make Impact at OYBA Louisville Slugger World Series

During the weekend of July 13th-15th, baseball teams from Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Kansas gathered at the Chickasha Sports Complex to compete in the OYBA Louisville Slugger World Series. One of the teams that competed in the tournament included two players from Cotton County, Lane Tinsley and Lance Martin, both of Randlett, OK. Martin and Tinsley play baseball for the Oklahoma City Impact and on Sunday night, in the bottom of the 6th inning, Tinsley threw the final strike of the game against their Texas opponents, and the OKC Impact squad took home the championship.

 

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Wed
18
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Voters Should Apply Early for Absentee Ballots

Voters in Cotton County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the August 28th, Runoff Primary Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Shellie Hart said today. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, Hart urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early.

Absentee ballot application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 301 N. Broadway St., Room 2. An online version of the form can be filled out and submitted electronically at: www.elections.ok.gov. A print form can also be downloaded at that address.

 

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Wed
11
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Walters Chamber of Commerce 2018 4th of July

The Walters Chamber of Commerce, City of Walters and the Walters Volunteer Fire Department once again did a great job on the preparations and presenting the Fireworks Display held on Wednesday night, July 4th.

The Chamber of Commerce presented the title of 4th of July King and Queen at 5 p.m. with a great turn out. the winners are:

 

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Oklahoma 4-H’ers participate in Citizenship Washington Focus

STILLWATER, Okla. – Members of the Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development Program recently had an opportunity to have the nation’s capital serve as a living classroom as they took part in the 2018 Citizenship Washington Focus.

A group of 44 Oklahoma 4-H’ers and adults traveled to the National 4-H Youth Center near Washington, D.C., to participate in CWF, which is 4-H’s premier leadership and citizenship program for high school students.

 

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03
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Local Girls Attend STEAM Camp at SWOSU

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Camp took place June 17-23 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. The camp—designed to inspire girls entering the eighth grade to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and math—was hosted by the Southwest Alliance for Girls Enrichment.

 

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