Wynona News



Submitted by

Superintendent Dixie Hurd

Thanks to those who attended the REACH reading meeting on Thursday night! Hopefully, everyone left with a better understanding of what the new testing rules will mean to our children.

I would like to invite everyone to join us at the capitol on Monday, March 31, to just voice our ideas to our legislators. We can make a difference if we let them know what we want. They are there to represent us and if we don’t tell them our ideas, they won’t know how to vote for us! I encourage you to email, call, or visit and talk to our representatives. They always say they welcome our input!

Our basketball season is over and now we will be scheduling our little ballgames soon. We will keep you posted as soon as we get those scheduled. Those games are always entertaining and so much fun to see the enthusiasm of our little emerging stars! Thank you for attending our parent conferences! The support of our parents is always such a welcome thing! When everyone is involved, our children learn so much more! Correcting little things early on helps to make the grades better in the end. We appreciate you!

The fifth and eighth grades will be taking the writing tests in the next couple of weeks. Due to the snow days, we have a small extension. Remember, resting and eating a good breakfast are the best way to start the day for testing.

Spring Break is around the corner. There will be no school from March 14 - March 21. Kindergarten roundup will be on March 24, following spring break. All 5 year olds who will be in kindergarten will need to be there with their parents. The roundup helps assess a child’s readiness to learn.

The state testing season is near and students need to prepare by reading at home as much as possible. We don’t want our students to stress about the testing but we must take it seriously.

Finally, I would like to say that I have been blessed this week with three new grand babies. My daughter and her husband had triplets on Feb. 18, one little girl and two little boys. They have an older sister who is 2 1/2. Life as Yahyah is amazing! I appreciate your prayers and support!


The Wynona Board of Trustees met for the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18. In addition to regular business, the board discussed and agreed to hire another police officer. Police Chief Harold Hughs will be in charge of hiring the office. Attending the meeting were Gary Robinson, Della Carter, Linda Ware, Donna Swanner, Hailey Towell, Ryan Carter, Janet Delaney and Tennie Slone.

After the meeting, Hughs approved the hiring of Kevin Young for the Police Officer. Young was sworn in and assumed duties on Monday, Feb. 24.


Wynonans offer their condolences to the family and friends of former Wynona Teacher, Linda Shedd. Ms. Shedd was a favorite at Wynona Schools when she taught here and we will all miss her.


Wynonans offer their congratulations to Wynona School Superintendent Dixie Hurd on the birth of her three new grandbabies. Jim and Ashleigh Neel, Ms. Hurd’s daughter and son-in-law are proud to announce the births of two boys, Asher and Jacob, and a girl, Emme, born on Tuesday, Feb. 18th in Louisville, Ky. The triplets have a big sister, Ahni, age 2 1/2.


Tennie Slone and Janet Delaney, Wynona’s Town Clerk and Town Treasurer attended a workshop in Stillwater on February 19-21. This is a part of ongoing accreditation for towns and cities. Town Hall was closed while the ladies attended the workshop.


Just a reminder that Lee Webb is still coming to the Town Hall on Fridays from 11:30 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 their phone bills. Just contact your telephone provider for more details.

The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs representative will not be coming to Osage County anymore, but Lee Webb will be still doing the veterans assistance for this area.

Every Friday Lee will be at the Pawhuska Community Center from 9-11 a.m., Wynona 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hominy from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. and Cleveland City Hall from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m. Residents from any other towns who need assistance can come to one of these towns to meet with Lee.

Remember that the VA Healthcare meets all the requirements for Obamacare, so anyone who does not have their VA Healthcare should come and talk to Lee.