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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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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.”

 

Wed
31
Oct
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Cotton County District #2 And Comanche Nation Transportation complete Project On Indian Highway

Cotton County District #2, in cooperation with the Comanche Nation Transportation, completed an asphalt overlay road project on Indian Highway.

Commissioner Vardell stated this project has been in the working stages and would not have been completed without help from Comanche Nation Transportation.

Cotton County did not have the financing on its own to complete the project. Comanche Nation Transportation reviewed and approved the plans, and graciously offered to pay for the overlay project.

 

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Emma Lee Youngblood - 2018 Miss Oklahoma Preteen National Teenager

Emma Lee Youngblood of Walters, Oklahoma is the 2018 Miss Oklahoma Preteen National Teenager and has been chosen to attend the 2018 America’s National Teenager Scholarship Organization, a program for gifted young women ages 9 – 25 hosted this year in Baltimore, MD.

Contestants who attend ANTSO are among the brightest in the country, having won their state representation through academic, community service, interview and onstage competitions.

 

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31
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Walters Girls Make All District Softball District 2A-4

Congratulations Dayven Reyes, WHS Senior and Grace Myers, WHS Sophomore for being selected All District Softball, District 2A-4

 

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Wed
24
Oct
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Deadline to Request Absentee Ballots Nears

Less than a week remains for registered voters in Cotton County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the November 6, 2018, Cotton County General Election, County Election Board Secretary Shellie Hart said today.

Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the County Election Board no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2018, to be processed in time for the election.

 

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Wed
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Trump Administration Marks National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

EPA Highlights Work to Reduce Lead Exposure

WASHINGTON (October 22, 2018) — To kick off National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), leaders of President Trump’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children are raising awareness about the health risks associated with exposure to lead, specifically for children.

Co-chaired by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, along with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, the Trump Administration is highlighting tools, products, and resources to assist partners at all levels in educating their communities about reducing lead hazards.

 

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24
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Community members invited to Fright Week activities at Cameron University

Fright Week is coming to Cameron University, with a series of community-friendly, spooktacular events that will be fun for the entire family! Sponsored by CU’s Programming Activities Council and the Office of Student Housing, Fright Week festivities will offer activities for all ages at no charge.

On Monday, October 29, it’s Haunted Housing, a zombie-themed excursion through Building C of Cameron Village. Even with zombies on the premises, Haunted Housing is appropriate for even young children. Can Ole Kim outmatch the walking dead? Find out during Haunted Housing from 8 to 10 p.m.

 

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Wed
17
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Walters Chamber of Commerce Met On September 17, 2018

The Walters Chamber of Commerce board met in regular session on September 17th, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. in the Walters Library located at 202 N. Broadway in Walters, Oklahoma. The meeting was called to order by Board President Brantley Tillery.

Board Members present were Joi Bellamy, Sheri Davis, Rosezetta Dye, Wes Eidson, Connie Landon, John Sheppard, Brantley Tillery, and Craig Williams. Board members MaryAnn Holman, Jennifer Kriz, William McKay, and Wendy Zimmerman were absent.

 

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AgPreference, ACA donates $2,000 to help the hungry

ALTUS (September 24, 2018)—AgPreference, ACA presented a $2,000 check donation to the Walters Community Food Pantry of Walters, Oklahoma on Wednesday to help in the effort to aid those struggling hungrywith hunger. The funds are to be used in Cotton County.

“We are proud to ‘share our success’ with those in need and be good corporate citizens,” said Cecil H. Sheperson, AgPreference president and chief executive officer. “By getting involved, we can make a difference in helping with this cause and the important work that the Walters Community Food Pantry does every day.”

 

 

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