Wynona News

Tennie SloneJ-C Correspondent

SCHOOL NOTES

Submitted by Superintendent Dixie Hurd

This has been a busy week of getting back to work. Our elementary and junior high basketball teams played in the Bowring tournament. I am proud of the sportsmanship that they exhibit. We appreciate our fans. Go Yellowjackets!

Our 8th grade students will be taking the NAEP test on Feb. 17. In April and May we will be taking the state tests as well.

All of our students have the opportunity to download a program called Soft Seven. This is a math drill and has other skills as well. It has sight words drills. It is easy to google it to find it. There is a code that changes each day. Mrs. Hurd can get that code for those who would like to do this.

There will be a contest for the math skills in the spring. Top scorers will be awarded prizes and have an opportunity to compete in the state contest. Our top winner will be awarded an iPod Shuffle.

TRASH COMPLAINTS

J C & Sons, our trash hauling company, reports that there has been a lot, tons, of illegal dumping behind the building on Osage and Highland. There is only one dumpster there and it is for town hall and for a few people who may have missed the trash truck. Police officers will be watching and those who use the dumpsters illegally can be subject to fines. People are also just dumping their trash out on the ground, which is considered littering. This has turned into a tremendous problem for the town and the trash service.

NO DOGS ALLOWED

We have also had numerous complaints about dogs running loose, tearing up trash, bothering people’s dogs that are chained, tied or fenced. The town’s ordinances state that dogs are to be contained and that owners are responsible for keeping them up. This is an ongoing problem, but it needs to be addressed and stopped. A lot of the problem is when people are allowing their dogs to run loose at night. The same laws that apply in the daytime also apply at night. Dogs are not allowed to run loose at any time.

VETERAN REPRESENTATIVE AT WYNONA TOWN HALL

Just a reminder that Lee Webb, VFW service officer, is still coming to the Town Hall on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. to help veterans with their benefits.Every Friday Lee will be at the Pawhuska Community Center from 9-11 a.m., Wynona 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Hominy from 1-2 p.m.

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC SET

The Osage Home Health has been coming to Wynona Town Hall for quite some time now to take Blood Pressure and Blood Sugars. She comes on the first of the month or the first day that follows if the first comes on a weekend. We appreciate the Osage Home Health for helping out our town.