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Frankie Valdez ex- Mayor of Walters Passes Away

Funeral Services for Frankie Valdez were held at First Baptist Church, Walters, 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 30, Pastors Roger Noland and Gary Thurman officiating. Burial in the Walters Cemetery under the direction
of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home. Viewing was held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, with viewing on Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. A Prayer Service was held at 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home chapel. Memorial contributions can be made to the Walters Volunteer Fire Dept., 129 E. Colorado, Walters, OK 73572  
 
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Dahlia Garden Club Hosts Poster Contest For Students

The Dahlia Garden Club sponsors the National Garden Clubs Poster Contests each year. On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 students in grades K thru 5 were invited to come to the Walters Public Library after school and make posters. All supplies were provided. Melanie Spence, Club President said “The various posters were: Wildflower - Blue eyed grass, Bird (there was a choice) - the Mockingbird or the American Goldfinch, Butterfly - the Queen. The Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl are 2 favorites and there were several entries”. 
 
 
Wed
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“Locally Lead, Not Federally Dead”

Leaders in conservation gathered at the Area IV Meeting of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts held in Weatherford, Okla. on October 29, 2013 to address budgetary challenges faced by conservation districts across the state as well as discuss new trends in conservation such as prescribed burn associations springing up to combat wildfire, and the implementation of cover crops to maintain healthy, living soil throughout the year. Deer Creek Conservation District hosted the meeting, sponsored by the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) and cosponsored by the Oklahoma Conservation Commission (OCC) in cooperation with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
 
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Home invasion suspect starred in “Mudcats” reality show

STEPHENS CO., Okla_7News learned of a big breakthrough Wednesday in the long investigation of a home invasion robbery in rural Stephens County, where the homeowner was shot twice and his wife tied up. Authorities arrested two men early this morning for the crime: John Oxford and Winston Walters. The robbery and assaults happened back in January, but a tip earlier this month led investigators to the suspects.
 
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Code Talker receives Congressional Gold Medal

Pictured is Mamie Nava daughter of Comanche Code Talker, PVT Samuel Tabbytosavit of WWI and the chairman of the Comanche Nation, Wallace Coffey who holds his tribe’s Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington honoring Native American tribes who received the medal in recognition of their service as “code talkers” during WWI and WWII.
 
Thu
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Denise Tulloh Renews Commitment to the Profession as a National Board Certified Teacher

Walters, Oklahoma– November 15, 2013– Denise Tulloh, a teacher of PK-5 Elementary Music Education at Walters Public Schools, has renewed her National Board Certification through a rigorous, performance-based, peer-review process. Like Board certification in professions such as medicine and architecture, National Board Certification is the highest mark of accomplishment in teaching.
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Cotton County Commissioner and Employees Lend A Helping Hand To Walters Public School

Walters Public School, Superintendent, Jimmie Ded- mon, asked for the assistance of Cotton County Commissioner, Ed Eschiti, in preparing the ground for the two new additions for Walters Public Schools. Ed agreed with the help of his Foreman, Charles Holybee, and their six man crew, including: Don Ottwell, Roy Simms, Billy Ray Tisdale, Jared Whitehead, Wes Eidson, and Jacob Amos. The crew broke ground on August 13, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. at the Vo. Ag. building.

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Walters Elementary School Helps Arvest Bank Food Drive

First Place, Mrs. Mitchell’s Second Grade Class, winner of $100.00 and a pizza party from Arvest Bank.
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Sign To Participate in the 2013 Walters Christmas Parade

Set your sights on Christmas lights, music, and a visit from Santa. Please join us for a night of fun at the “Candyland” Parade. We would like to invite your business, club, organization, Church, school to enter into the fun and join our parade. This is an opportunity to participate in an event that affects the town where you live in a positive way. Thank you in advance for your willingness and enthusiasm to be part of this holiday event!
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2013 Annual Community Christmas Service Date Set

It has been said so many times that the Annual Community Christmas Service signifies the beginning of the Christmas season for many in Walters. Even though the commercialism of Christmas started in October, the real reason for the season has always been shared by the special selections provided by churches and schools in December.
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