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Tuesday, 18 November 2014 20:01

Town of Clearview Bean Dinner

Bean Dinner

WHERE: Town of Clearview Main Street Community Center
DATE: November 21, 2014
TIME: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown and/or White Beans (Big Ted's Special)
Homemade Cornbread
Peach Cobbler
Joyce's Special Honeybun Cake
Trimmings: Onions, Cheese, Salsa

The American Legion Post #85, invites all area Veterans to stop by the post on Veterans day. Tuesday Nov. 11 after 4 p.m. for a complementary beverage and snacks.

The American Legion Post #85 is located on 601 Frisco Ave. in Henryetta.

Post #85 meets each 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7 p.m., Auxiliary meets the 1st Monday at 6 p.m., S.A.L. the third Monday at 6 p.m.

Call 918-652-9421 for more information.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:29

It's Pancake Day for Okmulgee Lions Club!

Lions are ready to serve you! (Photo by Paul Orosco ONN Chief Photographer)

The Okmulgee Lions Club Fall Pancake Day is being held at the First Presbyterian Church, 401 S. Seminole.  Serving all day from 7 a.m until 7 p.m. on October 21.  Tickets are $5.  Find any Lion member to purchase a ticket or pay at the door!  Proceeds from this event go to the Lions sight program in addition to aiding the local community. Share this link and spread the word!!

The Scare on the Square event will be held on Friday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. in downtown Okmulgee. Local businesses set up a table, around the square, and pass out candy to the trick or treaters.  Downtown businesses pass out candy from their business door. Other activities for the children include: Jupiter jumps, mini-carnival, costume contest, (which includes adults and pets) and a food tent.  The food tent will be on the square and their menu includes: hot dogs, chili dogs, nacho’s, caramel apples, popcorn balls, pop and water.  Don’t miss out on all the Halloween fun!

Deadline for registration is Oct. 25.  If your business/organization is interested in setting up a table you can come by the Chamber office for a registration form or visit us online at www.okmulgeeonline.com.  

Businesses must to sign up to participate as Main Street will be announcing participation.

People who do not have a building downtown can participate on the square IF they sign up with Main Street. 

Everyone is encouraged to dress up & decorate their tables/areas. There will be a costume contest, a window/storefront competition contest & a table decorating contest. There will be inflatables for the kids with paid wristband. Paddy's Cardio Kickboxing will be hosting a free haunted house on the same night.

To Download an application CLICK HERE

To Download the Flyer CLICK HERE

Scare on the Square 2013


The Okmulgee Orators (Toastmasters Club) will meet tonight at OUSIT Student Union First National Bank meeting room at 6:30 p.m.  Special Judge Cindy Pickering will be the guest speaker.  The public is invited to come and join Toastmasters and listen. Plus enjoy good fellowship and learn what Toastmasters has to offer.  

The Okmulgee Toastmasters group will hold an open house coming soon.  Keep watching for details on this.

The Okmulgee County Republican monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, October 14 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union on the campus of OSUIT.

Featured speakers this month will be James Delso, candidate for State Representative District 16, and Pat Moore, who will be discussing overcrowding at the jail. During the evening, sample ballots will be shown and a discussion held regarding the state questions. Everyone is welcome to attend.

On Monday, October 13, the Okmulgee Chamber of Commerce is hosting a candidate's forum between Selina Jayne Dornan (Dem) and Roger Thompson (Rep) , who are vying for the Oklahoma State Senate, District 8.

The meeting will be held at the Okmulgee Community Center, 7th and Kern, and begins at 6:30. There will also be a summary of the city proposition concerning the Council House Museum proceeds.

Questions will be admitted from the floor. If there are any questions, please feel free to call the chamber office at 918-756-6172.

A nine week Grief Support Group will start Monday, September 29, 2014 led by Reverend Judy Conner. The group will begin meeting every Monday evening for nine weeks. The meetings will be 5:30 P.M.-7:00 P.M. each evening at the McClendon-Winters Life Celebration Center at 310 East Sixth in Okmulgee. Anyone who has experienced a loss is welcome. A light dinner will be served starting at 5:00 P.M. For transportation or information, please call McClendon-Winters Funeral Home 918.756.1677 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

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