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Waynoka schools immersed in basketball season

Basketball is the primary activity at Waynoka High School this time of year, Principal Dustin Smith told the Waynoka school board at its Monday, Jan. 11, meeting, according to tentative meeting minutes provided by the board's minute clerk, Lori...

 

Freedom town board looks forward to sidewalk, gas line improvements

In an efficient and good-humored meeting last Wednesday, the Freedom Town Board handled several routine items of business. All members were present – Mayor Shad Brackin and trustees Rolando Galindo and Concha Herrera – as were Town Clerk Cindy... Full story

 

Freedom school board approves staff attending Nashville education conference

The Freedom Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting – a brief one, only 7 minutes long – Monday evening. Present were Board President Shane Morris and members Phillip Kirkpatrick, Robert Babcock and Russell Reed. Also attending were...

 

Katie Hill's fervent Christianity seems well-suited to strong winds and wide-open spaces

When Rev. Katie Hill gets really passionate about what she's saying, her eyes tear up. It can happen several times in a single heartfelt conversation. It's just a fact of life, like the fact that she...

 

Waynoka Schools' expenditures recovering from Covid hit

Christmas break at Waynoka Schools began Dec. 19; students will return to class Monday, Jan. 4, according to a report in the Woods County Enterprise. Superintendent Scott Cline reported on the school's finances. Expenditures have normalized again...

 

Cherokee School Board: High school goes virtual; super warns of possible staff cuts

The Cherokee Board of Education met Monday, Dec. 14, to hear troubling news. Due to an outbreak of Covid-19 among high school staff, the entire building will be on distance-learning through the rest of the week. As if that weren't enough,... Full story

 

Freedom town board awards gas line project to Bearclaw Services

The Town of Freedom has awarded the south portion of its gas line project, to be funded by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), to Bearclaw Services of Woodward, whose bid was by far the lowest. All trustees were present at the meeting: Mayor...

 

Masks again debated by Cherokee school board

Masks were once again a heated topic of discussion at the Cherokee School Board meeting Monday evening, with board member Kurtis Goodwin and Interim Superintendent Bryce Shanbacher exchanging strong views on the school's mask mandate. The board...

 

Anderson moves closer to MD Anderson

Cherokee School Superintendent Donna Anderson may know better than most what a difficult year 2020 was. At the first of the year, her cancer – which she'd been fighting for a decade – returned. And it came back in a place that was difficult to...

 

Freedom school board: Veterans Day program Wednesday, basketball schedule changes

The Veteran’s Day meal and program will be this Wednesday, Superintendent Bryant Weber told the Freedom Public Schools Board of Education Monday evening. The meal – chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes and green beans – will be from 11 a.m....

 

Waynoka schools continue to adjust to pandemic-related issues

Waynoka principals Dustin Smith (junior high and high school) and Patricia Burrow (elementary) ran through a long list of student achievements and activities over the past month at the school board meeting Monday morning. Smith also discussed...

 

Travels with God

Pastor Tim Roggow's life has always centered around faith and education. He was a third grade teacher for seven years and a director of Christian education for almost 20. Maybe that's why he seems so... Full story

 

Waynoka Schools day care proving expensive, not helped by gross production losses

Superintendent Scott Cline went over the school's finances with the Waynoka Board of Education this Monday as he does each month, but this month – like this whole year – had some unexpected elements. In the general fund, expenditures were slightl...

 

Cherokee's parent-teacher conferences to be Oct. 13

A teacher's positive COVID-19 test has resulted in fifth graders being on distance learning, Principal Bryce Shanbacher told the Cherokee Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education Monday night. The board consists of members Kory Littlefield, Kurtis...

 

Cherokee School Board discusses student health protocols after positive COVID-19 test

A fairly somber Cherokee school board met Monday evening to discuss the student health protocols the school has been using this month – a month in which the school saw it's first positive COVID-19 test, the ramifications of which affected 24...

 

Freedom Public Schools: basketball begins Nov. 5, parent-teacher conferences Oct. 13, 14

Basketball will return to Freedom soon, the Freedom Schools Board of Education heard at the beginning of its regular monthly meeting Monday evening. All Freedom school board members were present: Shane Morris, Robert Babcock, Shan Wilson, Phil...

 

Waynoka Public Schools aces distance learning test

“September 4 was the first virtual learning day,” Elementary Principal Patricia Burrow told the Waynoka School Board at its regular monthly meeting Monday, and she expressed pride in how well the teachers and students handled the situation. On...

 

Freedom Town Board sets bid opening date for gas line project

The Town of Freedom Board of Trustees said adios to one board member and howdy to another, Concha Herrera, at its regular meeting last Wednesday, Sept. 9. Town Clerk Cindy Reed read aloud board member Randy Rhodes' official letter of resgnation,... Full story

 

Freedom Town Board handles grant-related housekeeping

The Town of Freedom held its regular board of trustees meeting last Wednesday evening, Aug. 12. Virtually present for the brief meeting were Mayor Shad Brackin and Trustee Rolando Galindo, joined later by Trustee Randy Rhodes. Also present were Town...

 

Waynoka superintendent expresses concern over possible financial crunch ahead

At the Waynoka School Board meeting Monday, Aug. 10, the board listened as Superintendent Scott Cline told them of his concerns about what this year will bring financially. For one thing, he's seeing a huge drop in gross production revenue. “We...

 

Freedom School prepares for whatever the year may bring

At the Freedom School Board meeting Monday, Aug. 3., technology was the primary topic of conversation. A federal grant of about $126,000 must be spent by the end of the year, Weber told the board, but it can only be spent on technology, professional...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    July 31, 2020

A whirlwind of good works

Donnetta Hunter is a fiery ball of energy, ideas, passion and optimism. She knows it's true. “I'm kind of like Tigger in Winnie the Pooh – a bit hyper,” she said. “I get so bored if I'm...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    July 29, 2020

Waynoka School Board approves "Return to Learn" school reopening plan

Students will return to Waynoka Schools on Aug. 12, according to the new school calendar approved Wednesday at the school's Board of Education meeting. The calendar is generally the same as last year, but it includes four special days on which...

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    July 22, 2020

County assessors thrilled over new mass appraisal system's potential

County assessors are in the midst of implementing a long-anticipated but complicated new software system that they hope will result in more efficient and more accurate property valuations for tax... Full story

 
 By Kathleen Lourde    Local    July 16, 2020

Freedom Town Board handles block grant paperwork

Freedom's board of trustees met last Wednesday evening, July 8, to wrap up some details involving the gas line replacement project. Grant consultant Jennifer Firgard presented the information to board members Rolando Galindo and Randy Rhodes, along...

 

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