Part of the summer event schedule for churches is VBS Week, and many local churches have just wrapped theirs up.
Okmulgee’s First Church of the Nazarene will be holding their Vacation Bible School each Sunday in August, beginning August 6, from 9:20 a.m. to 2 p.m. Transportation will be available.
You may register by calling Beky Baker at 918-752-4100, or at the church on August 6 from 9 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. Church of the Nazarene is located at 711 N. Okmulgee Ave., and their number is 918-756-0854.
By Wesley Coburn - ONN
The Okmulgee County Democrats group held their July meeting Thursday night at the Okmulgee Public Library, holding it upstairs because a Harry Potter celebration was going on in the basement.
The main speaker of the evening, Joshua Harris-Till, leader of the Oklahoma Young Democrats, was unable to attend due to a family medical emergency.
Chair Tom Taton praised the group’s efforts in getting Karen Gaddis elected to the state House of Representatives. “It’s proof positive that community engagement works,” stated Taton. “It really works!”
Activation of the Finance Action fundraising committee, the Publicity Action committee, the Outreach Action committee and the Issues Action committee took place.
In other news, the June minutes and treasurer’s report were approved, there was a report on the June state convention of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, a website will be created for the group, and ODP shirts are available to order, T-shirts for $13 and polos for $20.
With a new school year approaching, it can be a good time to freshen up appearances as part of the back-to-school preparations.
Renovations Salon & Barber Shop will be giving away free haircuts, and while inventory lasts, free backpacks with some supplies, on Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Renovations is located at across from the Creek Council House on 107 S. Grand Ave in downtown Okmulgee.
First United Methodist Church of Okmulgee will be holding Vacation Bible School from Sunday, July 30 to Thursday, August 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Rowe Family Life Center. Meals will be served at 5:30 p.m.
The theme is “Hero Central,” and pre-registration in the church office is encouraged. Pre-registration includes a swimming party during Super Fun Family Night at the YMCA pool on Thursday, August 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
First Methodist is located at 302 S Seminole Ave., and their number is 918-756-6088.
By Wesley Coburn - ONN
It’s almost time for the Friday night lights to fire up, fans.
The Wilson Tigers football team, led by head coach Ronnie Titsworth, will begin their second year of competition on Friday, August 25 at home against Dewar at 7:30 p.m, where they will look to improve on their inaugural 1-7 record. The Dragons won last year’s meeting 68-0.
September begins with a trip to Weleetka to face the Graham-Dustin Chieftains on the 1st, then September 8 is a home contest against the Immanuel Lutheran (Broken Arrow) Crusaders. The Olive (Drumright) Wildcats visit on September 15, and the Tigers will host the South Coffeyville Lions on September 22. The month closes with a trip to Bartlesville to face the Wesleyan Christian Mustangs.
October 6 the Tigers will go to Claremore Christian for a tussle with the Warriors, and October 13 brings a road contest against the Eagle Point Christian (Sapulpa) Eagles; in their matchup last season, WHS earned their debut win with the 54-8 victory. October 20 is a bye week, while a trip to Choctaw is in store for October 27’s matchup with the Life Christian Eagles.
The season wraps up with home rematch with Graham-Dustin on November 3. All games begin at 7:30 p.m., and WHS will compete in Class B district 4. Wilson High School is located at 8867 Chestnut Road in Henryetta.
The Dewar Dragons, coached by Josh Been, will be part of district B-6, and their 2017 season begins in Henryetta at Wilson on August 25.
September 1 brings a trip to Grizzly Country as the Dragons go to Gans, who they defeated 49-0 last year. The home opener is September 8 against the Allen Mustangs, while district play begins with a September 15 visit to the Coyle Bluejackets. September 22 is a bye week, and the month closes when the Davenport Bulldogs come to town on September 29.
October 6 takes Dewar to the Warriors of Haileyville, while Thursday, October 12, the Dragons welcome the Wetumka Chieftains. A non-district road trip to Oklahoma City awaits on October 20 as DHS travels to face the Destiny Christian Wildcats, while on Thursday, October 26, Dewar travels to the realm of the Outlaws for a game against Weleetka.
The regular season wraps up on Senior Night November 3 with a home contest against the Canadian Cougars. Except for the Coyle game, which begins at 7 p.m., all games kick off at 7:30 p.m.
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Here is the JULY 2017 menu for the Mounds Senior Citizens center:
Tues, July 4 - CLOSED for INDEPENDENCE DAY
Thur, July 6 - Chicken Casserole, Mixed Veggies, Dessert
Tues, July 11 - Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans , Dessert
Thur, July 13 - King Ranch Chicken, Vegetables, Dessert
Tues, July 18 - Smothered Pork Chops, Roasted Potatoes, Veggie, Dessert
Thur, July 20 - Chicken A La King, Veggie, Dessert
Tues, July 25 - Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Salad, Dessert
Thur, July 27 - Beef Taco Casserole, Salad, Dessert
Thur, June 29 - Frito Chicken Casserole, Salad, Dessert
Okmulgee County Republican's welcome the general public to a special meeting, no matter the political affiliation:
Special Agent Darrin Collins with Homeland Security Investigations in Tulsa, Oklahoma will be our guest speaker for the July 11 meeting of the Okmulgee County Republicans. Agent Collins works a variety of investigations, most which include Narcotics Smuggling, Money Laundering, Child Pornography, Human/Sex Trafficking, and Immigration Fraud. Agent Collins will be specifically informing us about sex trafficking nationally, in our state and in our region. He will give statistics, what is being done to help victims after recovery and what is being done to catch and prosecute predators and traffickers. This is an opportunity to learn from a specialist about this horrific issue. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the student center at OSUIT located at 1801 E 4th Street in Okmulgee.
Reminder that our business meeting will begin at 6:30 before the regular meeting.
Dr. Robert (Bob) W. Hasselman
June 10, 1939 – June 17, 2017
Dr. Robert (Bob) Hasselman, longtime Okmulgee resident, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa at 78 years of age. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 10, 1939, to the late Dr. W.L. Hasselman and Margaret (Nell) Hasselman.
Dr. Bob attended Okmulgee High School where he met the love of his life and soul mate, Mary Lou Thornburgh. He was recognized in high school for his athletic abilities and received All-State Honors in Baseball, All- Conference Basketball and Honorable Mention All-State Football. He later attended Southern Methodist University and Oklahoma State University before obtaining his medical degree at Kansas City University of Osteopathic Medicine in 1965. He interned in Tulsa before returning to Okmulgee to join his father’s medical practice.
Dr. Bob enjoyed many years of coaching little league football and later became the team physician for Okmulgee High School. He formed deep bonds with his players, many of whom
returned to Okmulgee to visit Dr. Bob and reminisce about the memories they shared with him.
Dr. Bob’s greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family and friends. He was always so excited for his grandchildren to visit to take them on many adventures.
In his lifetime, he touched many lives and leaves behind a host of many friends and family who loved him very much.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. W.L. Hasselman
and Margaret (Nell) Hasselman, and his son Kyle Bert Hasselman.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Lou Hasselman of Okmulgee; his daughter Kelly Waswo and husband Jim of Edmond; his son Robert (Bobby) Hasselman and wife Debbie of Bixby; daughter-in-law Lynn Hasselman of Grove; his sister Carol Thatcher of Garland, Texas; grandchildren Brooks and Blake Hasselman of Bixby, Kacie Waswo of Edmond, and Katelyn and Allie Hasselman of Grove, as well as several other family members.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 6pm-8pm at McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. There will be a funeral service honoring the life of Dr. Bob on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11am at McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Okmulgee, officiated by Pastor Charles Green. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital. Memories, condolences and photos may be shared with the family on Dr. Robert Hasselman’s Tribute page at www.mcclendon-winters.com
June 6 Charles Otto 15 Minutes-of-Fame
Program Chairman Ron Martin
9 & 10 Pecan Festival Lions Mobile Health Screening Unit
and Spot Vision Camera
13 Coleen Fowler Update on Lions Meadows of Hope
Program Chairman R.C. Morrow
20 Jacque Mooney Install Officers
Program Chairman Dean Craig
27 Meeting at Fireworks Stand
May 2: Braydon Hunter National Speech Competition, Craig Brydges, Chair
May 9: Brian Costanza OHP R.C. Morrow, Chair
May 16: Erika Jones World Champion Archer Brenda Thompson, Chair
May 23: Dan Bewley Three Sands Clothing Rusty Milroy, Chair
May 30: Pending