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, Payne Count's Oldest Newspaper T:Si! ee !.800 . ' i: " .~ i,; ~ ! ,:.!! .i:,ii? i.:~ Ji l Special Olympics Oklahoma celebrating Van Mitchell parade of athletes. anniversary Olympics Oklahoma wassponsors, donors and volun- ebratethe50thAnniversary athletes, 2,000 coaches, dburnal Staff Writer Special Olympics Okla- incorporated as a 501(c)(3) teers conducting more than of the Special Olympics and numerous family STILLWATER- Special homa athletes will compete non-profit organization and 140 sports competitions and Summer Games, and the members and volunteers Olympics Oklahoma is in nine sports: Athletics is govemed by a state-wide training clinics every year. 36th year for Stillwater to from across the state this c lebrating its 50th anni- (Track and Field), Bocce, Board of Directors. CristyMorrison,President host the largest summer year, our population will yersary this week with its Bowling, Golf, Horse- Special Olympics Okla- andCEOofVisitStillwater, games in the country," Mor- increase by approximately annual Summer Games shoes,Powerlifting, Unified homa is authorized and said the Special Olympics risen said. "The Summer 10,000 May 15-17. Be .h ld in Stillwater and at 3-on-3Basketball,andUni- accredited by SpecialOklahoma Summer Games Games has a tremendoussure to congratulate those Oklahoma State University. fled Softball. Other events Olympics, Inc for the provides a positive eco- positive impact on our you see in our local restau- The Summer Games will include Motor Activities benefit of citizens with nomic impact on Stillwater. economy as well as our rants and shops wearing a be held Wednesday, May and Stars of the Future. intellectual disabilities. "We are so excited to cel- hearts. With over 5,500 medal!" 15 thru Friday, May 17. Oklahoma's first Special Today, Special Olympics Opening ceremonies are Olympics event was an Oklahoma benefits 11,600 City, Visit Stillwater reach compromise scheduled for Wednesday athletics competition at athletes and is supported at 7:30 p.m. inside Galla- the University of Tulsa by over 1,700 volunteer gher,Iba Arena with the in 1969. In 1972, Special coaches and thousands of Robinson named Central Electric Cooperative C STILLWATER - The By Van Mitchell Journal Staff Writer STILLWATER - Com- promise was reached last week between Visit Still- water and the Stillwater Economic Development this was to examine how we alignment. Authority concerning nego- do destination marketing "I think received 11 responses and itors Bureau) Board that sits three respondents accepted under SEDA to undertake invitations to make presen- this bigger-picture look," tations, he said. "One my biggest goals or Baker said Visit Stillwater objectives when we started and the City's plans were in what you're ".B oard of Trustees of Cen- tj l Rural Electric Coop- erative recently announced Hunter Robinson as Chief E'xecutive Officer after cgmpleting a nationwide search. "We had the opportunity to review and interview applicants from all over Robinson our communities through tiation for a new contract increased local engagement with the :local destination marketing association and in Stillwater, and what the talking about doing is overall goals are, and see somewhat consistent of what other options we might what our goal has been all "I am a true believer the creation of a new Con- consider," Joyce said. along, which is maintain in the cooperative model vention and Visitors board Joyce said he discussed our relationship and pro- and Central's mission of to work under SEDA. an idea with Visit Stillwa- vide services with the City empowering our members Mayor Will Joyce offered ter board chairman Willie of Stillwater," Baker said. and communities," said those proposalswhichwere Baker that would appropri- "We've been looking at Robinson. "While we still approved, ate 85 percent of hotel/motel and discussed and been a want Central to be seen as City Council members tax collections for Visit part of, I don't know how an innovative electric coop- previously expressed con- Stillwater, with another many studies have been the country and in the end emtive, I see opportunity for cerns about whether the 4 15 percent that could go to done about a new conven- it' was clear that Hunter managing system growth us to be even more plugged percent hotel tax that funds;, asset development, tion center over the years visitor recruitment efforts is Joyce said he looked at and-we've been involved being spent well how similar cities au ate in those types of studies as vas the best choice to lead and project management. In in to our communities." ritral," said Bill Davis, December of last year Rob- Another goal of Cen- President of the Board of inson was named Interim tral's is to enhance member Trustees. "We have been General Manager while experience through innova- very pleased with Hunter's Central's board conducted tive engagement methods, leadership during the CEO its search for a new CEO. exceptional customer ser- search and how our team of "It's an honor to continue vice, and increasing service employees have supported to serve the members and reliability. Hunter and continued to employees of an organiza- "Providing exceptional serve the membership." tion that I value so much," customer service has been Robinson has over 20 Robinson said. a priority of Central for years of experience with Robinson plans to con- years," said Robinson."We Central, starting as a Line- tinue the work that was hope to take this to another fiaan and previously serving started when he began as level through new tech- as Executive Vice President Interim General Manager. nologies and innovative of System Operations. In For 2019, Central has set a methods that will help us that role, Robinson played a goal of increasing the coop- serve our members more heavy role in key accounts, erative's presence within efficiently and effectively." The City issued a Request their funds, well. I think we are the best for Qualifications in Octo- "I think we need to look choice for what the City ber to explore its options for at, and in fact, implement a needs. This is a concept that marketing Stillwater and it CVB (Convention and Vis- we can certainly embrace." summer mea PERKINS-For some stu- in the school district and dents summeris atimeofno they don't have to be a P-T school, but it can also mean a student," Kinsey said. "It is timeoffeweravailable meals, open to anybody." But, children 18 years of Adults can also eat a meal age and under have sev- for $4. eral options where they can Kinsey said Perkins-Tryon Tryon City Park, Highway 105 and 2nd St will have breakfast served 9:20-9:40 a.m. Monday through Thurs- day and lunch from 12:40-1 p.m. Kinsey said, "We will be l"eceive a free meal thanks to Elementary, 1008 E Kirk St serving meals inside the ele- Perkins-Tryon Schools free will have breakfast served mentary cafeteria and from niea!s program. 8:30-9 a.m.Mondaythrongh our mobile van at the library ": Perkins-Tryon Schools is Thursday and lunch from and park." participating in the Summer 12-12:45p.m. No meals will be served Food Service Program June Perkins Public Library, July 1-4 due to the Indepen- 3-July 25 offering nutritious 102 SW 2nd St will have dence Day holiday. meals to any and all children, breakfast served 8:30-9 am. "We're partnering with said Carrie Kinsey, P-TChild Monday through Thursday Kickin' Childhood Hunger utritionDirector. and lunch from 12-12:20 and I really appreciate their '; "They don't have to live p.m. help," Kinsey added. Chapman wins state FFA Award :PERKINS-idiettChapman goals for his operation and of the Perkins-Tryon FFA be active in pursuing them. By Van Mitchell kins for over eleven years, pet ever become injured Journal Staff Writer "We ask if they do bring and need life-saving treat- PERKINS " Perkins cats that they are in a crate ment, helps keep strays Veterinary Clinic will be and dogs must be On a off the streets and helps offering low-cost vacci- leash," she"said, maintain good health of nations and the City of Crummy said dog owners residents and pet popula- Perkins will be offering dog are required by the City of tion by monitoring required registrations on Saturday, Perkins to have their pets vaccinations. May 18 from 1-3 p.m. at registered with the City. "When they register their the Oklahoma Territorial She said the dog regis- dog they get a unique tag Plaza. tration has many benefits so that if someone finds Colleen Crummy, rescue including reuniting lost their dog they can call coordinator for the Perkins dogs with their owners, us," Crummy said. Animal Shelter said the helps veterinarians and For more information vaccination/registration Animal Control officers about the event call (405) event has been held in Per- contact owners should their 547-2445. Chapter earned first-place After graduation, Chapman Handbell ensemble at Lost Creek .r ur"U honors in the 2019 Okla- :iplans to attend Oklahoma homaFFADairyProduction State University and study STILLWATER-BringingEnjoy the songs you be taken during the concert to EntrepreneurshipProficiency agribusiness, joy and education to music know by heart as sixteen help the Ensemble continue gward area during the 93rd The dairy production lovers of all ages, the Okla- talented handbell musicians to provide entertainment and Oklahoma FFA Convention entrepreneurship proficiency homa City Handbell Ensem- ring, swing, pluck, and mart education to audiences across on May 1. award is designed to rec- ble is taking center stage at more than 450 lbs. of bronze Oklahoma. All donations are , -laapman said he has grown ognize students who are a concert Saturday, May 18, and aluminum during each tax deductible as OCHE is on the family dairy farm. involved in a supervised agri- 2019, at Lost Creek United concert. Experience movie an IRS recognized 501(c)3 N'owathird-generationdairy cultural experience related Methodist Church, as they soundtracks like you've never charitable organization. f'.amaerhimself, Chapmanhas to using best management bring movie music to life in heard them before. Music While each concert is pre- grown his operation from his practices available toproduce an all new one-hour concert selections include Pirates of sented in a house of worship, first two Brown Swiss cows to and market dairy cattle and series - 'Let's Go to the the Caribbean, Lord of the each concert has no religious lcceping records and making products efficiently.Movies.' The concert will Rings, The Lion King, Les affifiation and no religious ele- breeding decisions for much The 18-year-old Per- mark the beginning of the Mis&ables, and many more! ments. Oklahoma City Hand- ofhisfamily's300-headherd. Chapman kins-Tryon FFA member is Ensemble's eleventh year Prepare to laugh, cry, and sing bellEnsemble isOklahoma's 'q'hese last four years have Chapman said. the son of Denny and Sherry performing for regional audi- along as you reminisce some only 100% community-based, laid a foundation that will Chapman said he takes Chapman. His agricultural ences. The concert will start of your favorite movie scenes non-profit handbeil ensemble serve as a sla'ong base for my pride in raising his cattle to education instructors and at 7:30 p.m. and last approx- of all time! performing for audiences of future growth as a dairy pro- be healthy andhigh quality. FFA advisers are Brandon imately one hour. DoorswiU The concert is fre and open all ages. 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