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Would you like to improve your physical health, balance, muscle strength, flexibility, mobility, or mental health? The Free Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance class can help you achieve all of these goals through slow, low-impact movements that can be done standing or sitting. Research has shown that this class can improve balance and reduce the risk of falling and fear of falling among older adults.
Classes will meet for an hour once a week at 1:30pm at the Okmulgee Library, Basement Meeting Room, 218 S. Okmulgee Ave, beginning Thursday, January 14.

Not sure if Tai Chi is for you? The first session on January 14th will include an introduction and discussion to answer any questions you might have. For more information or to enroll please contact Stephanie Plante-Burks with the Okmulgee County Health Department at (918) 756-1883 x151.

Closed at 2:30 pm on New Year’s Eve and New Years Day

Police and Fire Departments will remain open.

Re-open on January 4, 2016 @ 8:00 am

Put Life Back in Your Life- Are you an adult with an ongoing health condition such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, or lung disease? Are you caring for an adult with an ongoing health condition? The FREE Living Longer, Living Stronger With Chronic Conditions program can help you take charge of your life.

You will get the support you need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment options, and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health. Participants will also learn about resources and receive free materials every session to help them improve their health.

The workshop meets for 2 hours per week for 6 weeks on:

Mondays, November 9th-December 14th; 1:30-3:30 pm at the Okmulgee YMCA, 106 West 13th Street.
Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to enroll please contact: Stephanie Plante Burks with the Okmulgee County Health Department at (918) 756-1883 ext. 151.

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Boy Scout Troop 102 will be having a Chicken Fried Steak Dinner Saturday, November 14th from 11:00 – 3:00 at the St. Anthony Catholic Church Activity Center. The menu includes chicken fried steak, salad, vegetable, mashed potatoes, dessert and drink, all for only $7.00. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 918-857-6112.

Troop 102 is very active in the community, participating in the posting the colors for the Relay for Life, volunteering with the Salvation Army, helping Rebold Manor with activities, and participating in Veteran’s Day activities to name a few. Troop 102 also camps out every month and participates in Council activities such as merit badge fairs and Camporees. The scouts attend summer camp at Camp Hale for a week each summer. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

“We appreciate the support Okmulgee community has given to our Troop 102. This fundraiser helps in so many ways but my ultimate goal is to buy a trailer for the Scouts to store and transport their gear and equipment for camping,” stated Robert Marek, Scout Master.

We invite all boys at least age 11 or in the 6Th grade to 12th grade to join us. Troop 102 meets Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the St. Anthony Parish Hall. For information please call Robert Marek at 918 758-9143.

The Okmulgee 4th Annual Christmas Toy Run will be held Nov. 14. Lineup begins at 11 a.m. and will leave at 12 p.m. from Wal-Mart, 1800 S. Wood Drive. All vehicles are welcome. Ride fee is an unwrapped toy for kids of all ages. Free Massey’s BBQ sandwiches and door prizes.

Contact Deby Page for more information at 918-261-6916.

The Okmulgee Lions Club would like to invite all veterans to their weekly meeting at noon Tuesday, November 10, at the First Baptist Church, 5th and Seminole.  The program will be retired U.S. Army veteran Dr. Douglas Currington, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  The meal will be free to all guest veterans but reservations will need to be made by calling Hazel Rissler, 918 756-0377, or Dean Craig, 918 756-1235.

The Okemah Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be hosting a reception on Saturday, November 14, from 2:00 to 4:00 at the American Legion in Okemah to honor and pay tribute to U. S. veterans. All veterans are invited and refreshments will be served.

Crosstown PHC Bean Dinner will be held Thursday Nov. 5, 2015 served from 11-1 and 5-7 pm Just $6 for Adults and $3 for Children (2 years and under free) Meal includes all you eat beans with cornbread, coleslaw, drink and a choice of one of our assorted desserts.

*Additional piece of dessert is available for $2.* Carry outs available by calling 918-756-2442

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Do you ‘bleed’ crimson or orange? Three Bedlam blood drives are happening this week in Okmulgee and it's your chance to win a set of game tickerts!  Choose a site and time and save a life this year and get a free Cowboy orange or Sooner crimson blood donor T-shirt. Everyone will also be entered to win a pair of Bedlam football tickets for this year’s game in Stillwater.**

Green Country Technology Center

1100 N. Loop 56
Okmulgee, OK 74447

Use North door and located at the North end of the building

Wednesday Oct 14, 2015 | 08:00 AM- 02:30 PM

American Legion

6th & Oklahoma
Okmulgee, OK 74447

Wednesday Oct 14, 2015 | 02:00 PM- 06:00 PM

Okmulgee National Guard

13265 Gun Club Rd
Okmulgee, OK 74447

Saturday Oct 17, 2015 | 12:00 PM- 03:30 PM

Each donor will receive the choice of a free Cowboy orange or Sooner crimson blood donor T-shirt. Everyone will also be entered to win a pair of Bedlam football tickets for this year’s game in Stillwater**. Blood donors always receive free health screenings and Donor Rewards Points to redeem at OBI’s online store.

Donors who prefer to forgo their T-shirts can do so to support Global Blood Fund. The international charity provides blood centers in poor countries with essential supplies and technology.

Donations can be made every 56 days and usually take about an hour. OBI provides every drop of blood used by patients in 156 hospitals statewide.

Appointments are not required - just walk in.

*16-year-olds must weigh at least 125 and provide signed parental permission; 17-year-olds must weigh at least 125 pounds; 18-year-olds and older must weigh at least 110 pounds

**Blood donation is voluntary; no donation is necessary to enter prize drawing

Monday, 14 September 2015 17:20

Free Karaoke in the Park coming October 8

Okmulgee karaoke kings and queens get ready, your time has officially come. Karaoke in the Park is kicking off the Fall season in grand fashion, 80’s fashion.

Scheduled for October 8, the event is to be held in the Jim Newport Pocket Park from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Okmulgee Main Street encourages all to dress up in their best 80’s garb and show off your vocal chops.

Ribbons will be given to the best performers for champs whose songs knock it out of the park. That night will also be a tie-in celebration and reception for artist Kenneth Hollingshead who crafted and beautifully painted the pocket park’s mural. The mural depicts several Okmulgee landmarks displayed through archways painted on the East wall of the park.The landmarks in the mural include the Orpheum, the Spillway, and Okmulgee High School.

The event is open to the public and free of charge. Karaoke in The Park is just another in a long line of community events scheduled by Okmulgee Main Street to bring activity and people to the downtown area where the revitalization of the City is in full swing.

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