Wynona News



(Submitted by

Superintendent Dixie Hurd)

Three weeks of school down and we are on our way to a great year. There will be no school on Monday to observe the Labor Day holiday. Thursday, Sept. 5, will be our Grand Parents’ Day celebration. Our parent teacher organization will provide lunch for our grand parent guests that day. Please RSVP if possible so that we have an idea of how much food to prepare. Parent conferences will be September 17th and 19th, from 4 - 7 p.m. Please contact the office or make an appointment with your child’s teacher. The book fair starts Sept. 5. Our parent teacher organization will be offering school t-shirts as a fund raiser. Order forms will be going out soon!

We are very proud of our undefeated Jr. High girls’ softball team. We appreciate the community for coming out to watch the games. We are collecting a gate at these games to help defray the costs involved in hosting the games. Adult admission is $4 and student admission is $2. Please pay at the concession stand if someone does not ask you to pay on your way in. As always, admission is free to our local senior citizens who are 65 or older. We are selling advertisement opportunities — for $500 a sign will be made and displayed for one year on our new softball fence. It will be great advertisement right on the highway. Please contact our office at 918-846-2467, if you are interested!

Congratulations to Shaylea Howell and Montana Patrick for meeting the superintendent’s summer reading challenge. They read for at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week during the summer. Because there were only two who met the challenge, they both were awarded a Kindle Fire HD! Second grade student — Seth Shulanberger, participated in the program and nearly met the challenge as well! All three were awarded a pizza lunch! Way to go students. Reading opens doors!

Sept. 10 is a very important date for our school. We are asking voters to support a $105,000 building bond for building renovations, and computer and security updates, and for a $75,000 transportation bond to provide another reliable bus for our students. The highest tax increase would be $6.73 per $100 during the first year. That is a small price to pay to keep our kids safe and our buildings in good working order, as well as keeping the computers up to date. We would appreciate your support on September 10th! Polls will be open in the regular voting places from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. We appreciate the support that our community shows our school!


The Wynona Board of Trustees met on Tuesday, Aug. 20 for the regular scheduled meeting. In addition to the regular business, minutes, financial report and claims, the board passed a resolution authorizing a REAP Grant application for water, (well telemetry and lines), approved a contract with Cardinal Engineering for engineering on grant, approved a contract with Jayhawk for offsite data storage. The offsite data storage saves all of the town’s important data to a site where it can be restored if there was ever an emergency causing data loss.

Attending the meeting were; Della Carter, Hailey and Harley Towell, Nancy Deatherage, Joey Stone, Janet Delaney, Donna Swanner, Johnnie Jo Lott, Jason Clark and Tennie Slone. The next scheduled meeting will be held on Sept. 17.


Wynonans offer their condolences to the many family members and friends of Zetta Aubrey, former long time Wynonan, who passed away last week. She was a sweet lady and we will miss her!


When the bad storm went through Wynona recently and blew down a tree that had been in front of the town hall for as long as anyone can remember, it left a big, old blank place in front of town hall. Everyone had been discussing what kind of tree we needed to put back in the hole and Tom Stephens came up and donated a beautiful red bud tree. It is now planted in front of town hall and hopefully will grow to be a big shade tree like the other one was. Thanks, Tom, we appreciate your thoughtfulness.


The Osage Home Health is doing a Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Clinic at the Town Hall on the first of each month. It will be from 10 a.m. until noon. Everyone is encouraged to come and get their tests done and keep healthy!