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Monday, 06 May 2013 16:23

The public is invited to tour new women's clinic

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 The Warren Clinic, a new facility for women's health care has opened in Okmulgee in the first floor of the Baker Building.  

Jill Moore, ARNP and Dr. Hoover, M.D.would like to invite the public to come meet the staff and tour the clinic on May 7, 2013 from 2-4 p.m.

Moore is the nurse practitioner on site. Moore and her team have been seeing patients on the OMH campus for over a month now and says things have been going great.

Warren Clinic obstetricians and gynecologists (OB/GYN) provide high-quality medical care throughout the many phases of a woman’s life, from childbirth to menopause and more.
 
Our gynecologists provide pelvic and breast screening exams for health maintenance and early diagnosis of women’s health diseases. Advanced diagnostics and therapies are offered for the full range of gynecologic disorders, including abnormal bleeding, uterine fibroids, endometriosis and pelvic pain.

Whatever a woman needs, Warren Clinic OB/GYN physicians have the special expertise to provide the most advanced healthcare available for women today.

So be sure to stop in and welcome the newest addition to providing comprehensive health services in our community.

Saturday, 04 May 2013 15:23

Spring Fling folds up early, event to be rescheduled

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(Photo by Allen Gardner)

Due to the record low temperature weather, the 2013 Spring Spring Fling sponsored by KOKL Radio station closed early on Saturday and will be rescheduled tentatively for June 1.

Many venders and other scheduled events were forced to cancel due to the rain.  The good news is they will all be back and better than ever for the second scheduling, according to event coordinator Kelley Love.  

“Hopefully the weather will cooperate and be just right for the event,” said Love. “The whole idea is to get people downtown, active and enjoy a family fun packed day.”

Stay tuned to KOKL Radio station and Okmulgee News Network for details on the new date and plans for the Spring Fling Event.

 

(L-R) Earlene Ross, First Lady Pamela Jones, Geneva Hanson and Lucy Gaines head cook. (Photo by Valerie Rice - ONN)

The ladies from COGIC New Beginnings Church were set up at the Okmulgee Court House on Tuesday April 30 to sell their fresh baked goods and BBQ dinners to raise money for their church.  

Elder Jackie Jones pastures the church located at 1019 S. Florida.  Each month a different entrée will be on their menu as they set up once to twice a month at the Court House.  Be sure to “Like” our FaceBook page www.facebook.com/OkmulgeeNews to watch for their next event to make lunch plans for.

New beginnings will hold their Youth Explosion June 14-16, Special Guest speaker will be Cortez Mack from JKBU (Jesus Keep Blessing Us) Productions in Chicago.

 

Saturday, 27 April 2013 21:50

OMH holds Health and Career Fair

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Okmulgee Memorial Hospital held their Health and Career Fair on Friday from 9 to noon. The community was welcomed to enjoy many informative booths about programs and services offered by the hospital and other offices from around the community. The celebration was about community involvement and a highlight of National Volunteer Week.

L-R) OMH Kim Mahan, Kristie Powel and Lora Berdin (Photos by Valerie Rice - ONN)

L-R) Judy Byrd, Charlotte Cowans and Sheldon Starr

Jimmy Miller Director of Operations Public Respiratory Rehabilitation

Kevin Soap Tabacco Prevention For Youth Coordinator Muscogee Creek Nation

Mike Kennedy Director of the Baptist Village Retirement Home

 

Friday, 26 April 2013 08:19

S&L Gallery viewing at Woodman meeting

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Those who attended the Woodmen of the World meeting Thursday evening at S&L Gallery in Henryetta, were amazed at the quality and variety of the Native American art to be found there.

Shirley Martin, owner of the store, said she is amazed at how far people come to trade with her. "We have had buyers from San Francisco, Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Texas, Missouri and Arkansas as well as from here in Oklahoma. Shirley said, "They say my store is like no other, with unique items from handmade wooden frames to beautiful feathered and beaded art made by craftsmen of all ages. I find them waiting for me when I open up in the mornings. It's unbelievable!"

Martin said she never dreamed there would be so many Native American artists just waiting to find a place to display their work.

The Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location is 511 W. Main.

(Story by Nancy Miller)

(Photos by Allen Gardner)

 

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 07:16

Donations Needed For Okmulgee Elementary School Music Dept.

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In Front L-R: Jack Willis, Gwen Whitmire, Marquita Dickinson, Patricia Willis

Okmulgee Elementary School is seeking donations for their Music Department. Supplies and equipment are needed to complete the students schooling in the Arts.

They children performed before the Ball Group in April 2013.

The Senior Adult Community Group has made a donation and solicits your help. All questions should be directed to Marquita Dickinson Music Director at 918-758-2020. Please make all contributions payable to the Okmulgee Elementary School.

There will be a Premiere Okmulgee County Shrine Club Shriner’s Golf Tournament Saturday, May 11 at the Henryetta Golf Club.

Contest “Hole In One” wins a Chevrolet Vehicle.  Prizes on other par threes. Cash prizes awarded for 1st and 2nd place @ other prizes and 4 Person Scramble - $55.00 Per Person/$220 Per Team. (Rainouts Are Considered Donations)

Entry Fee Includes: Green Fees, Cart, Lunch, Beverages And Contests proceeds are for the benefit of Okmulgee Shrine Club and are Not Deductible As Charitable.

For Information Or To Register Call - 918-758-7898 or 918-752-0762.
 
To contribute to this event:
Make Checks Payable To: Okmulgee County Shrine Club
Mail To: 1113 N. Griffin, Okmulgee, Ok. 74447

Knights of Columbus (Photos by Paul Orosco - ONN Chief Photographer)

St. Anthony’s Church in Okmulgee held a special service Saturday evening in honor of the 100 years of service by Council 1677 of the Knights of Columbus.   Bishop Edward James Slattery of Tulsa presided the Celebration of the Mass overseeing several youth that day as they took their right of confirmation.

The event was quite impressive with the Knights of Columbus in uniformed regalia.  After the Mass the affair was continued at the Okmulgee Country Club for an anniversary dinner, entertainment and presentation of awards.

Guests enjoyed a superb prime rib dinner followed by Jim Martin giving the welcome and introductions.  He recounted a myriad of events that have transpired over the past 100 years, from political events to the price of gas and marking the moment in 1954 when the Knights of Columbus campaigned to have “Under God” added to the Pledge of Allegiance making the pledge both a patriotic oath and a public prayer.

Attendees took a step back in time as an Elvis impersonator performed for them.  Awards were then given to the following:  Jim Vaughn for Life/Honorary membership, Jim O'Neil Knight of the Year, Brian Thomason Family for Family of the Year and Art Porter received a personal thank you for all he has done for the church and the council.

Rev. James Caldwell gave the closing prayer.

L-R0 Jim Vaughn for Life/Honorary membership and Jim Martin

Brian Thomason Family for Family of the Year

Jim O'Neil Knight of the Year

Knights of Columbus hats

See PHOTO GALLERY BELOW (Photos by Paul Orosco)

(OKC) - Oklahoma City bombing survivors and victims' family members will observe the 18th anniversary of the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building.

A ceremony wil be held today near the former site of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building for the 168 victims of the terrorist attack. Gov. Mary Fallin and U.S. Rep. James Lankford are scheduled to speak.

Similar to previous years, 168 seconds of silence will be observed at 9:02 a.m., when a truck bomb detonated outside the federal building. The names of those killed will be read by family members and survivors.

Organizers say the ceremony, normally held on the grounds of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, will be inside the nearby First United Methodist Church due to expected poor weather.

Friday, 05 April 2013 19:15

“Super Saturday” is back!

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OSUIT’s “Super Weekend” from the ’80s and ’90s is back and better than ever! We’re calling it “Super Saturday” because, well, it’s going to be epic.

No matter who you are or where you live, come to the OSU Institute of Technology campus in Okmulgee and reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and see what’s changed on the OSUIT campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Scheduled Activities:

OSUIT Alumni & Retiree Homecoming Reception hosted by President Bill R. Path

Performance by American artist and cartoonist Wayne White
White’s life is the subject of the critically acclaimed documentary “Beauty is Embarrassing.”

Fun Run
Sponsored by the Okmulgee Wellness Coalition

Okmulgee Chamber of Commerce Products and Services Trade Show
Demonstrations, activities on stage, and door prizes.

See map and with schedule of events

 

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