By Max Nichols.
For well over a century, going back to the development of the Frank Phillips Home in 1909 and the 1930 unveiling of the Pioneer Woman Statue in Ponca City, the energy industry has played a major role in the donation of artifacts, the creation of public art and financial contributions to Oklahoma museums and historic sites. These dramatic efforts were extended tremendously in 2005 with the development of the outdoor oil and gas park at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. This exhibit reflects the entire scope of the energy industry in Oklahoma, including manufacturing and supply firms in oil and gas, with major contributions by Chesapeake Corp., Kerr-Mc- Gee Corp. and Devon Energy
The Okeene Historical Preservation Group applied for a grant offered by Fresh Paint Days in Oklahoma, and was once again awarded the funds for what will be their 9th Fresh Paint Days project. One of the buildings to get a new look is the old Goforth building on E “F” Street. Blake Bedwell helped to power wash the building, and uncovered the old business name, Goforth Motor Company.
Anna Lee, a Freshman at the Okeene High School, wins two Oklahoma archery titles. The first was the Oklahoma 2016 JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) Outdoor Target Archery Championships on Sept. 10 in Tulsa, Ok where she competed in the Female Cub division. The second title was earned at the 2016 State OSAA (Oklahoma State Archery Association) Target shoot on Sept.17 in OKC where she competed in the Female Youth Freestyle division. Both events were outdoor target competitions shooting a minimum of 30 yards and a max. of 50 yards.
It’s been a good season for the Okeene Lady Whippet fast pitch softball team, coached by Susie Boeckman. Their record for the season is 9-12. “I was very pleased with the improvement the girls showed from the beginning of summer to the last regular season game,” said head coach Susie Boeckman. “I’m proud of their dedication and I look forward to the next season.”
Enid Kelsi Nelson and Dane Krause are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Their wedding will be held on December 17, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Fairview, Oklahoma. Pastor Devon Krause will officiate. Parents of the couple are Micheal and Tina Nelson of Seiling and Jim and Shelly Krause of Okeene. Grandparents of the bride are Ray and Sharon Bowen of Seiling, OK, Chester Nelson of Seiling, and the late Norma Nelson. Grandparents of the groom are Donald and Peggy Krause of Okeene, Rule Webster of and the late Sharon Webster.
By Calley Lamar
Last week I listed my top ten favorite animated series, however, I only included series from the US and Canada without making mention of any from Japan. With American remakes of Ghost in the Shell and Death Note on the horizon I felt the need to give some introduction and recommendations for anime.