By Calley Lamar
The Okeene Fire Department has a new fire engine. The truck is a 2017 Freightliner and was built in Georgia. It holds 3500 gallons and has a larger pumping capacity than the other truck the department has. The truck will mainly be used for in-town fires and rural house fires. The Town of Okeene paid for half of the purchase price, and the other half will be paid by the county sales tax.
1966 Okeene High School seniors Linda (Dumler) Gray, Kremlin, and Max Iven, Oklahoma City, were selected as Whippet Basketball Queen and King. They, along with other members of their class, will be returning to Okeene during Labor Day week-end for their 50th alumni reunion.
1st baseman Holly Boeckmna makes the catch for an out against Aline-Cleo.
Okeene’s softball coach, Steve Heckart, and football and track coach, Mark Cox, are among the nearly 400 coaches have joined forces to endorse Oklahoma’s Coaches Mentoring Challenge, a statewide campaign running Aug. 1 through Nov. 30 to encourage sports fans to mentor young people in their communities.
The 4-H Achievement Banquet was held Sunday, August 14th at the Blaine County Fairgrounds, Foley Building in Watonga, Oklahoma. Inductee into the 2016 Blaine County 4-H Hall of Fame is Blake Bedwell, son of Kelly & Becky Bedwell of Okeene.
By Maria Laubach
After I was rehired by OU to teach a summer education course and then taught it, I rarely checked my OU email. I didn’t expect any correspondence until I started communicating with a professor about a graduate level course that I want to take. Unused to the Outlook Office email setup, all of the read and unread emails seemed to blend together, but one message caught my attention.