June is over and it is time for July 4th celebrations!

This year, events will kick off on Friday night with a cornhole tournament in Ochelata. Sign-up for the tournament open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m.

On July 4, sign-up for the softball tournament will open at 9 a.m. and the tournament begins at noon. Grab your kiddos and lawn chairs and plan to attend the Independence Day parade at 10 a.m. This is an awesome family-friendly event that lasts all day and supports the Caney Valley Athletic Association. For more information, go to the Caney Valley Athletic Association Facebook page or contact Margie at 918-214-2966.

Thank you Caney Valley Schools for making graduation happen for the 2020 seniors. High school graduation will begin at 10 a.m. July 18. A rehearsal is planned for 10 a.m. July 17 at the LD Williams sports complex. Come out and celebrate our graduates.

The Caney Valley communities came together again! On Monday, June 23, a semi-load of fresh vegetables, fruits and dairy products again were distributed throughout all four communities through a grant with the Go Fresh program. A thank you to Cyle Miller and the employees of the City of Ramona, the American Legion and members, Pack 25 Cub Scouts-Caney Valley, Cherokee Nation volunteers, Ramona law enforcement, Ochelata Baptist Church, Owens and Company Fire Department and all local volunteers who helped unload, load vehicles and deliver boxes all over the area.

The Ramona Chamber of Commerce is an amazing organization that serves the Caney Valley communities. It hosts several events and sponsorships throughout