WYNONA NEWS

Tennie SloneJ-C Correspondent

SIREN TESTS PLANNED

We expect to have the storm siren system up and running within the next couple of weeks.

Squirrels chewed the wiring on the old siren, which is being repaired. The three new sirens are being installed where they will be able to warn the maximum number of people.

We plan to test the sirens on a regular basis, but we won’t test if the weather is threatening.

VOUCHERS TO BE GIVEN

Osage Nation Produce Vouchers will be given out on Tuesday, June 14, at the Wynona Town Hall. ON representatives will be in town from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Persons 55 and older are eligible for the vouchers. (A drivers licenses is required to show proof of age.) Vendors will be on site with produce that can be purchased with the vouchers.

FOUNDERS DAY NEAR

Wynona Founders Day will be Saturday, June 11. Lots of fun activities are in the works, including a parade and a street dance. There are going to be booths for vendors and the Wynona Volunteer Fire Department will be selling a delicious hamburger lunch.

The parade starts at 10 a.m. It will be followed by tortoise races, bullfrog races and other games for both kids and adults. Lunch is to begin around 11 a.m. Local firefighters will be serving hamburgers, fries and a drink for $5, with proceeds to benefit the Fire Department. There will be a softball game starting at 12:30 p.m.

Evening events include a barbecue dinner at 6 p.m., with a barbecue sandwich, chips and a drink selling for $5. Proceeds from the dinner benefit the Founders Day Fund. There will be karaoke from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The street dance — featuring the Risky Business band — starts at 9 p.m. and goes until 1 a.m.

Additional information will be coming soon!

Wynona Alumni will be holding their Alumni banquet for all former Wynona students (not just the graduates). This is considered a “one last try” effort to see if there is enough interest to continue the tradition every other year. Dinner for the event starts at 6 p.m. Bruce Hendren’s Boy Scout troop will be serving steak and chicken and all the trimmings for $15 per person. Reservations are appreciated.

CLEANUP HELP ASKED

The Wynona Board of Trustees is requesting that all Wynona residents try to clean up around their residences, as much as possible, before Founders Day. We will have a lot of guests visiting town and want everything to look nice.

TRUSTEES MEET

The Wynona Board of Trustees had its May meeting on Tuesday, May 17, at Town Hall. Board members conducted regular business, then discussed repairing and painting the water tower. They decided to wait until next month before making a decision. The Board also discussed trying to get residents to clean up the town for Founders Day.

One bid was opened for the Craftsman Zero Turn Mower. Since it was for less than the starting bid, the board decided to advertise for another couple of weeks and try to get more money from it.