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03
Oct
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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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Wed
03
Oct
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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
26
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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Wed
26
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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Wed
26
Sep
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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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Wed
26
Sep
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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.

 

Wed
19
Sep
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Walters Homecoming 2018 King and Queen

HC King & Queen were Josh Munn & Allie LeBarre. These two were crowned on September 14, 2018. Congrats to you both!

 

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Wed
19
Sep
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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 November 6th General 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, October 31st, Hart urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early.

 

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Wed
19
Sep
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One More In Walters Goes Down

Open Door Church of God located at 225 E. Arlington purchased the house at 604 N. Second for expansion of church.

 

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