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EVERYONE WELCOME -  Open @ 9:00 am; Serving @ 11:30 am
~~Dine-In or Carry-Out (918-827-6828)~~

Here is the JULY 2017 menu for the Mounds Senior Citizens center:
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.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 20:11

Dr. Robert (Bob) W. Hasselman obit

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

Sunday, 26 March 2017 14:09

Okmulgee Lions Club Upcoming Schedule

Okmulgee Lions Club Upcoming Schedule

Last meeting in March
March 28 Kailey Abel singer/songwriter, Program Chair Dean Craig

April Meetings
4 Marie Burns Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation, Program Chair Dan Anderson
11 James Bohannon, Love's Country Stores Manager, Program Chair Raymond Kennedy
18 Patrick Ford, Okmulgee Times Editor, Program Chair Dean Craig
25 Rose Washington, Tulsa Economic Dev. Corp., Program Chair Heather Sumner

The Okmulgee Lions meet each Tuesday at noon for a meal, songs, games and always a great program from a guest speaker. You can join in any time.

Location: Okmulgee First Baptist Church unless otherwise announced.

Visit: www.lionsclub.org

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The Okmulgee Historical Society
Meets at the Okmulgee Public Library at 1:00 pm
the first Tuesday of every month


Senator Lankford will be the guest speaker, via phone, at the March 14 Republican County Convention. All registered Republicans are invited to attend to hear Senator Lankford. Registered Convention delegates, signed up by March 1, will be voting on officers and platform or rule changes after Senator Lankford speaks. We will meet at 7 p.m. in the Okmulgee Conference room of the OSUIT Student Union building. For information, contact County Chair, Marsheila Prior at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 918-521-3312.

EVERYONE WELCOME - Open @ 9:00 am; Serving @ 11:30 am
~~Dine-In or Carry-Out (918-827-6828)~~

Here is the MARCH 2017 menu for the Mounds Senior Citizens center:

Tues, Mar 7 - Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans , Dessert

Thur, Mar 9 - Taco Soup, Cornbread, Dessert

Tues, Mar 14 - Chicken Alfredo, Salad, Dessert

Thur, Mar 16 - Tater Tot Casserole, Salad, Chips, Dessert

Tues, Mar 21 - Breakfast for Lunch ~ Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Gravy, Biscuits

Thur, Mar 23 - Baked Ziti, Salad, Dessert

Tues, Mar 28 - Campbells Cheezy Chicken & Rice, Veggie, Dessert

Thur, Mar 30 - Brown Beans, Fried Potatoes, Cornbread, Dessert

SAPULPA, Okla. – Twenty-two students from the Oklahoma School for the Blind will help the Sapulpa Lion’s Club serve family style beans and chili at the organization’s annual fundraising dinner on Thursday, February 2.
The public is invited to taste the same popular recipes the Lions have prepared since 1952. The first dinners were held at the YMCA, but for many years guests have lined up at the First Baptist Church cafeteria, 124 S. Elm in Sapulpa.
OSB seventh and eighth graders and the high school service learning class will take the shift from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Lions will cover the dinner hours from 5 to 7 p.m.
Two musicians from OSB’s award-winning Jazz Band will entertain during the lunch.  Sophomore Richelle Zampella will play saxophone, while junior Gunner Harris will entertain on the trombone.
The Jazz Band won the Oklahoma state championship against other public schools in Class 2A in 2016.
“The OSB students are our lifesavers and (OSB teacher) Faye Miller said we’re their lifesavers, so we’re looking forward to working together again this year,” Lions Club Secretary Stella Neal said.BEANSUPPERsm
Nobody is sure how long OSB students have volunteered at the fundraiser. However, school administrators and Lions Club leaders agree that the event is great experience for students.
“The School for the Blind students have made such a good impression with our community that the regulars look forward to seeing them there and ask if the students are going to be serving ahead of time,” explained Wayne Neal, member of the Sapulpa Lions Club board of directors.
OSB Superintendent Rita Echelle said, “The Lions Club organization has been a tremendous asset for OSB. They provide monetary help as well as volunteers to promote the success of our school throughout the year.
“The bean supper is an opportunity for our students to give back to those who have helped them.  Also, it is a great opportunity for service learning and social interaction for our students.
“We believe this day of service enhances self-esteem and social responsibility as well,” she explained. “It’s a small token of our gratitude to the wonderful Sapulpa Lions Club.”
OSB is a division of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.
For only $8, bean and chili supper guests get all they can eat of everything on the menu: chili and four kinds of beans -- the number one seller pinto -- plus navy, lima (or butter) beans, and black eyed peas, and, of course, cornbread, cole slaw, tea, coffee, milk and buttermilk.
To buy bean and chili dinner tickets in advance or get more information, contact Wayne Neal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 918-695-8175.
The Sapulpa Lions meet every Wednesday at noon at Steak and Eggs at 1121 E. Taft Street in Sapulpa.

Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world with 1.4 million members in 210 countries and geographic areas around the world. Since 1917, the organization has strengthened communities through humanitarian projects and hands-on service, including health programs that help children and adults with visual disabilities, hearing loss and diabetes.
Students from all over the state attend the Oklahoma School for the Blind, which offers a comprehensive curriculum meeting all state-mandated education requirements plus specialized instruction in braille, orientation and mobility, optimum use of low vision, adaptive equipment and technology, and tactile graphic skills. The school also provides free outreach services to students attending other public schools, their families and local school systems. For more information, phone 877-229-7136 or visit www.osb.k12.ok.us/.


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