Wynona News



Lee Webb, is still coming to the Town Hall on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 to help Veterans with their benefits. Veterans are reminded that they can use their tax exempt card from the state to exempt taxes on phone bills.

Every Friday Lee will be at the Pawhuska Community Center-9 a.m-11a.m., Wynona 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Hominy from 1 - 2 p.m. He will also be at Cleveland at the City Hall from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Fridays, as well.


(submitted by Dixie Hurd, Superintendent)

This week was filled with lots of activities. We are proud of our basketball teams and our cheerleaders. We would like to thank our community for supporting us in these activities. When noticing the stands after a ballgame, and they are mostly clean, it is apparent that some parents are instilling the virtue of leaving a place cleaner than you found it. Thank you to those students and parents. A job well done!

Pride in our school is so important! Hopefully, after every game — home and away, everyone will remember to pick up all trash around the area, regardless of whose it is, and toss it in the trash can! Lets all remember to leave the area cleaner than we found it. Thank you parents and students, too, for following the rules and sitting down in the gym instead of running in the halls. Way to go!

Progress reports will go out with students on Dec. 4. Our next Parent Teacher Organization meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 5:30 p.m. We invite and encourage everyone to come help plan things for our teachers and students. If everyone helps a little, then no one has to do a lot. This group is responsible for our Grandparents’ Day, Veterans’ Day, and the baskets for the carnival. We need lots of supporters to make it work! We appreciate our community supporting our school!

As the weather is getting colder, please remember that the cafeteria does not open until 8:10 a.m. and the school area is not supervised until then. It will be very cold standing outside, so children should not arrive at school before 8:10 a.m. Please help us keep our students as safe as possible!

Our Thanksgiving holiday started on Monday, Nov. 25. Our teachers have found that full weeks are much more productive than two day weeks. Therefore, by having an extended school day and arranging our schedule so that we mostly have full weeks, we have been able to eliminate the two day weeks. Hopefully, everyone will enjoy the extended vacation time and be ready for work when we come back.

There is a correction to our basketball schedule. We realized that Braman does not have a junior high team, as their school only goes to 6th grade. On Monday, Dec. 2, only the elementary teams will travel to Braman to play ball. On Dec. 3, the high school travels to Claremore Christian. On Dec. 3, we also have a Parent Teacher Organization meeting at 5:30 p.m. We encourage everyone to attend. The students who took the ASVAB will meet at noon to discuss the results of the tests they recently completed.

Basketball homecoming will be Friday, Dec. 6. The ceremony will be before the games start at 6:15 p.m. The boys game will be played first that evening. Native American Day will also be Dec. 6.


At noon on Saturday, November 30th, the Victory Baptist Church will be having a chili lunch and clothing giveaway. There are tons of really nice clothes for anyone who needs them. Pastor Bill Lay invites everyone to come and enjoy the chili and shop for all they want of free clothes.


The Wynona Christmas parade will be Saturday, December 14th beginning at 6:30 P.M. All clubs and organizations should be making their plans to be in our parade. Santa will be handing out treats, with a big thanks to Jim and Jeannie Votaw for their generous donation for the treats! It will be a lot of fun, as usual. Mark your calendars!


The Wynona Board of Trustees met for the November meeting on Tuesday, November 19th. In addition to regular business, the Board passed resolutions concerning the upcoming CDBG Grant. They also voted to purchase another AED unit for medical emergencies. The Board also voted to maintain the walking trail for the school in the summer. They discussed the upcoming REAP grant application with INCOG’s Barbara Albritton and decided to look into getting a grant for drainage problems in the town. Attending the meeting were; Barbara Albritton, Della Carter, Nancy Deatherage, Gary Robinson, Rick Robinson, Jason Clark, Janet Delaney and Tennie Slone.


Wynonans offer their condolences to the many friends and family members of Dee Waggie, who passed away on Saturday, Nov. 23. She was a good woman and everyone who knew her loved her. She was very dedicated to her family, church and community. We will all miss Dee!

Wynonans offer their deep condolences to the family of Paxton Lee Cole Owens, who was only with us for a short 3 weeks, but his family will miss him tremendously. Paxton was the infant son of Scott Owens and Shawna Maker.

We also send our condolences to the many family members and friends of Bill Ikenberry, who passed away Friday, November 22. Bill will always be remembered for his warm smile and the way he cared so much about all of his friends. He was a man who knew everyone and everyone knew him. We will all miss Bill!