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Labor Day Carnival - Come ride the rides and have some fun with the kiddo's
Aug. 29 through Sept 1 - Carnival bracelet nights Thursday-Friday 6-10 and Saturday 3-10

Labor Day Gospel Concert
Henryetta High School Auditorium
Description :  Come enjoy some GREAT Gospel Music with your community
Date : Saturday Sept. 30

Labor Day Living Legends Rodeo
Location : Nichols Park Henryetta Oklahoma
Description : Come and enjoy two days of one AWESOME Rodeo
Aug. 30 and 31

Labor Day Entertainment
Location : Henryetta Territorial Park
Description : All Kinds of Music and Entertainment
Start Time : 12:30 PM
End Time : 2:00 PM

Labor Day Games
Location : Henryetta High Football Field
Description :  Softball Throw (all ages), Egg Toss (all ages), Rolling Pin Toss (women), Brick Throw (men), Water Balloon toss (all ages), Penny Hut (6 months to 5 years), Wheel Barrow Race (men & women), Pass and Punt (5yrs and up), 3-Legged Race (5 years and up)
Date : Labor Day
Start Time : 12:45 PM
End Time : 3:45 PM

First Family Fed Credit Union Car/Bike Show
Location : First Family Federal Credit Union
Description : Come see the Awesome Cars and Bike's on display
Date :Labor Day
Start Time : 12:00 PM
End Time : 2:00 PM

Football Field Festivities
Location : Henryetta Football Field
Description : Band Entertainment, Baby Crawling Contest, Trophy presentation to game winners & parade entries, Trophy Presentation - After dark will be the Fireworks Show
Date :Labor Day
Start Time : 6:30 PM
End Time : 10:00 PM

Henryetta Labor Day Parade
Location : Henryetta Main Street
Description : Come enjoy the Henryetta Labor Day Parade
Date : Labor Day
Start Time : 10:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 PM  

Henryetta Labor Day Contests
Location : 6th and Broadway Henryetta Civic Center
Description : Frog Hopping Contest, Terrapin Race, Fish Scramble, Barbecue Lunch
Date :Labor Day
Start Time : 11:30 AM
End Time : 1:00 PM

Tai Chi Quan Program Designed to Reduce Older Adults' Risk of Falling, held Mondays at the Library Annex in Sapulpa

The Creek County Literacy Program, in conjunction with the Creek County Health Department, is offering new class dates for their program designed to reduce older adults' risk of falling.

Classes will be held for 12 weeks. The starting date for the Library Annex Tai Chi Program is set for Monday, September 15 at 10am. The first class will begin with a discussion on Tai Chi, including a question and answer session. Classes will be held Mondays at 10am for one hour. The Library Annex is located at 15 North Poplar Street in Sapulpa.

Tai Chi Quan – Moving for Better Balance – is a free program geared towards adults 65 years of age and older. "It is encouraged for anyone over 45 years of age," shared Instructor Gina Wozencraft. "The purpose of the program is to improve one's balance and reduce the likelihood of falling. Studies have shown that Tai Chi improves muscular strength, balance, postural control, and reduces the older adults' risk of falling by 47-55%, as well as reducing the risk of falls by Parkinson's Disease patients by 67%. The eight forms in this program are all derived from the traditional, well-known 24-form Yang style Tai Chi, which has been tailored to older adults wishing to improve balance and mobility," she explained.

Research evidence shows falls among older adults in Oklahoma are on the rise, and is the leading cause of fatal and non fatal injuries in older adults. One in three adults over age 65 fall each year, and 20 to 30% of falls result in moderate to severe injuries such as bruises, hip fractures, or head traumas.

In 2008, hospital studies concluded 14,830 fall-related discharges; almost 11,000 were 65 or older. Fall-related hospitalizations increased 66% from 2004 to 2008, and this number continues to rise as the baby boomers continue to age.

This program is one of the scientifically tested and proven interventions that are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2008) as an effective community-based exercise program to prevent falls for older adults. Currently, the program is being piloted by several other State Health Departments in the United States, including California, New York and Oregon.

The 12 week Tai Chi program is being offered at no cost to area residents. The instructor has completed master level training as the community instructor sponsored by the Injury Prevention Services of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, and is looking forward to meeting with participants to discuss the program. Tai Chi Quan is a health literacy outreach project of Creek County Literacy Program, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, with funding provided by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

No prior sign-ups are required to attend class. For more information, call 918-224-9647.

Tonight's the "Big Night" of the  59th Annual Roy LeBlanc Invitational Rodeo.  Everyone is invited, it's going to be a big show!

The Rodeo start again tonight at 8:00 p.m. at the Bob Arington Rodeo Arena Hwy 75 and Loop 56. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Events will include Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Pony Express, Ladies Steer Undecorating, Ladies Barrel Racing, Wild Horse Race, Jr. Barrels (12 & Under)  Age as of Day of Rodeo, Jr. Breakaway (15 & Under) Age as of Day of Rodeo.

Come on out!

Take a look at the rodeo highlights from today:

Photos by Paul Orosco ONN Chief Photographer


The Okmulgee Plantation House Senior Star employees invites everyone to have coffee on them!  Thursday morning from 6 a.m to 10 a.m. in order raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's.

Look for the huge coffee cup at their location at 1001 South Belmont Ave in Okmulgee.  

They will be serving fresh Coffee and asking for donations for this wonderful cause.

For more information call 918-716-9684.

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases.

Plantation House Senior Star employees are dedicated to the Alzheimer's Cause which has led them to a new and deeper commitment to taking action. This year, Senior Star officially made the Alzheimer's Cause a company-wide business priority.

Every Senior Star employee has the opportunity to engage in grassroots volunteerism to educate and inspire those they touch in their everyday lives- residents, family members, friends and business partners alike. Alzheimer's disease affects people in every one of their retirement communities. They are unrelenting in their devotion to help these families and find a cure to this devastating disease.

Morris Community Action will hold "Stuff the Bus"  beginning August 15 and running that Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. This is a time when the community can join in and help students in need with back to school supplies. 

Supplies can be dropped off at the Morris State Bank or you can drop off at a local business.

Supplies needed: 

Boxes of Kleenex
16 count Crayola crayons and 24 count crayons
10 count Crayola markers (classic colors)
Bottle of Elmer’s glue
Glue sticks
Play-Doh brand Play-Doh (4 pack)
Pocket folders w/fasteners
Clear backpack (regular size with name on backpack)
Pkg. baby wipes
Kindercare mat – Plastic Wipe-off (red/blue color) with name
Box of Crayola water colors
Box sandwich size baggies
Box gallon and quart size baggies
Bottle of table cleaner
Bottle of glitter – any color
Can of Lysol
Bottle of Hand Sanitzer
Pair Fiskar scissors
Box of 12 count Ticonderoga #2 pencils - sharpened
Box 10 count standard markers
8 washable markers
Pkg of thin/fine tip markers
Pencil pouch
Plactic Pocket Folder - No Fasteners
Box of 12 pencils - plain yellow
Folders with pockets
Spiral notebook (1 subject) NO RING NOTEBOOKS PLEASE
Steno Pad
Small 5X8 plastic school box
Box of colored pencils
Pkg wide ruled loose leaf notebook paper
Ream of plain copier paper
Clorox wipes
Red lead pencils
Large erasers
Stenographer's notebook
Bottle of Germ-X
Composition notebook
Pocket folders with brads
Pkg Black dry erase markers
3 ring binder (Zipper binder works best)
Earbuds/Headphones of laptop computer

Plus Individual beef jerky sticks, pudding cups, fruit cups and juice boxes.






Thursday, 10 April 2014 14:02

It's Spring-cleaning time in Okmulgee!

The Okmulgee Main Street and the Okmulgee Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a "Keep Okmulgee Beautiful Day April 26, beginning at 8 a.m.

The event is entirely reliant on volunteers that are needed to canvas the Okmulgee downtown district for this group effort clean up.

Downtown Okmulgee is evolving and growth is coming, the community is needed to help maintain the revitalization that has been achieved so far by keeping it clean and beautiful. With the help of citizens, businesses owners, churches and organizations, together Okmulgee can make our city look its best. Groups are encouraged!

Bring your brooms, dustpans, garden gloves and shovels and help us get our downtown in tip-top shape! Volunteer a few hours to clean debris off Okmulgee's streets and walkways. Coffee and Donuts will be served for breakfast to volunteers.

This may be your time to step up, recruit more volunteers and make Okmulgee a more beautiful place to live, work and play. 

So, please join the Downtown Cleanup crew and take pride in your community. To volunteer or for more information, please contact the Chamber or Main Street at these numbers: 918.758.1015 or 918.756.6172

Thanks to those who inspire make downtown shine!

Okmulgee Downtown Clean Up Day

Blake Bolerjack will be in concert at the First Baptist Okmulgee tomorrow morning.  Due to the weather situation the evening concert that was planned has been cancelled.  However, the full concert will be during the morning service at 10:30 a.m.

Everyone is invited to come and enjoy this FREE concert and you will be blessed. Blake sings a mixture of Southern Gospel favorites, inspiration and Christian Contemporary styles. He may also share his testimony. For more info on this concert, you may check out blakebolerjack.com.


Okmulgee , Okla. – Okmulgee County Emergency Management invites Amateur Radio Operators (HAM Radio Operators) to gather at the at the County EOC on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 10:00 am.

Emergency Management recognizes the service and value radio amateurs provide to their communities by assisting in times of need.

Several Amateur Radio Operators already lend a hand to emergency management today, serving as storm spotters and emergency communicators.

This meeting is in partnership with Amateur Radio Emergency Service-Oklahoma, SKYWARN, and Okmulgee County Emergency Management.

HAM Radio Operators interested in helping in times of need are invited to the Okmulgee County Emergency Operation Center at 10:00 am Saturday morning. Coffee and donuts will be served at this brief meeting, which will include a tour of the EOC and the communications room – which is equipped with state of the art amateur radio equipment.

The Okmulgee County Emergency Operation Center is located
110 N. Alabama, Okmulgee , Ok, 918-759-9984
(which is one block north of Sixth Ave. and to the west-end of downtown Okmulgee )

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