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Okmulgee Democrats will hold a Bean Dinner Fundraiser Feb 22.

Tickets for the event are now available.  The price is $5.00 per person.

Contact Linda Gerster for more details at (918) 284-9331.

Friday, 29 January 2016 10:45

Mounds Senior Citizens center February menu

EVERYONE WELCOME - Open @ 9:00 am; Serving @ 11:30 am

Here is the FEBRUARY 2016 menu for the Mounds Senior Citizens center:

Tues, Feb 2 - Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Dessert

Thur, Feb 4 - Tator Tot Casserole, Mixed Veggies, Dessert

Tues, Feb 9 - Salmon Patties, Buttered Potatoes, Creamed Peas, Dessert

Thur, Feb 11 - Brown Beans, Fried Potatoes, Cornbread, Dessert

Tues, Feb 16 - Taco Soup, Chips, Cornbread, Dessert

Thur, Feb 18 - Chicken & Dumplings, Veggie, Dessert

Tues, Feb 23 - Chicken Enchilada Casserole, Refried Beans, Rice, Chips, Dessert

Thur, Feb 25 - Beef Stew, Cornbread, Dessert

Oh My Darlin' Dinner & Dance
February 12th at 7:00

Okmulgee County Extension Center Exhibit Hall

Treat your Sweetheart to a Valentine's Date like no other! Featuring Stu-B-Que catering and Gary McCall & the Rio Dosa Band!! Dinner, dancing, live basket auction, and free photos by Marlie Elizabeth Photography!! Adult tickets are $20, kids are $10.

Contact any hostess or member of the Okmulgee Service League to purchase your reservation! All proceeds to benefit the Okmulgee Service League's RSVP fundraiser. Limit 300, so RSVP today!!


Hostesses left to right: Okmulgee Service League members Mandi McCall, April Hale, Kim Mahan and Susie Mauldin

Gary McCall and the Rio Dosa Band

Band picture credits to Kristen Huddleston, Tulsa World

LilDogValentineJoin the Okmulgee Humane Society Saturday Feb 13, from 10am-2pm at the Okmulgee Animal Shelter for their annual Valentines Day Bake Sale. All proceeds benefit the Okmulgee Humane Society.

They will have a variety of sweets from individual servings of cookies, brownies, cupcakes to whole pies and cakes to take back to your sweetheart.

Also drop by and meet some of our foster pets available for adoption. They would love to be "Your Valentine"! Or if you are interested in fostering a pet with us stop by and we will answer any questions you might have.

Enter to WIN...Everyone that spends $5 at our bake sale is automatically entered in our drawing for Valentine's Prizes!

The Humane Society is always looking for volunteers to donate goodies to their bake sale. Please contact Jaime at 918-403-9252 or the shelter at 918-759-2000 if you would like to bake.

By Betty Anderson

2016 01 01 YMCA FatherDaughterDance Photo
What would be a very special moment for a father and daughter to share? A Father ~ Daughter Valentine Dance and the Okmulgee YMCA is providing just that.

On February 6, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm the fathers and daughters will be gathering to have a great time at this annual event in the YMCA gym.  The tickets for members cost $25.00 for one child and $10.00 for each additional daughter.  The non-member cost is $30.00.  

The gym will be decorated and they will have refreshments with punch and cookies. There will be a DJ providing the dance music and they will be taking pictures to commemorate the event.

Felicia Barron of the YMCA told ONN that they have a really good turnout for this event. Barron said, “They seem to just have a blast, the little girls get all dressed up, they just eat it up and they enjoy it with their daddies.”  She also stated, “They also have some Grandpa’s that bring their granddaughters.”

The YMCA welcomes all fathers and daughters to come to the event and the deadline for purchasing tickets is February 1, 2016.

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.


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.

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