Tennie SloneJ-C Correspondent


Wynona Founders Day will be Saturday, June 14, with all kinds of fun in the works. There will be a Little Mr. and Little Miss Wynona contest, a BBQ Cook-off contest, Hot Dog Eating contest, Boxcar Derby and a street dance with Bill Slone and the Country Express Band. The registration packets and rules for all the contests are available at Town Hall.

Everyone is encouraged to take part in the parade. It starts at 10 a.m. with the lineup at 9:30 at the Wynona Schools parking lot. All clubs, groups and individuals are encouraged to participate. Teams are needed for the BBQ Cook-off. The teams will be provided with the meat. The competition was stiff last year, and teams are encouraged to get together.

The Little Mr. and Miss Wynona packets are available at Town Hall as well. Enter little ones in the contest. Cans will be put out like last year. We need all the coffee cans we can get for this, so if anyone has any, please bring them to Town Hall. We use the red plastic ones.

The Boxcar Derby was also a nail biter last year, so help your kids build a fast race car for the race. Entry packets are at Town Hall.

Those interested in helping out by working some of the events, donating money or prizes are asked to contact Town Hall or Joey Stone.

The Alumni Association has announced that there will be no Alumni Banquet this year, because there wasn’t anyone willing to put it on. All Wynona Alumnus are invited to come to the Wynona Founders Day activities. There will be an area for everyone to sit and reminisce and have a good time. This way, we will all be spending the day and evening together, instead of just for a few hours in the evening. Please tell friends and family who are Wynona Alumni about this change of plans, because there will not be any mailings this year.


The Wynona Police Department has been getting calls about 4-wheelers and motorcycles. The town ordinance requires that ATV riders be 16 years of age and older, only ride during daylight hours, and have a town tag. They can’t ride on the highway or on people’s property that is not their own. Officer Kevin Young advised that citations will be issued to those who don’t follow the rules.


Just a reminder that Lee Webb 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.

Veterans are reminded that they can use their tax exempt card from the state to exempt taxes on their phone bills. Contact your telephone provider for more details.

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

Every Friday Webb will be at the Pawhuska Community Center from 9 - 11 a.m.; in Wynona from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; in Hominy from 1 - 2 p.m.; and at Cleveland City Hall from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Any other towns that need assistance can come to one of these towns to meet with Webb.

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


The Osage Nation Title VI program is sponsoring the Farmer’s Market Produce Vouchers again this year. The vouchers will be distributed on Thursday, July 10, from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The vouchers are for all senior citizens, 55 years of age and older. They plan to have a food vendor on site so Wynonans won’t have to go out of town to use their vouchers. Help spread the word!


Wynonans are so sad to hear of the loss of Shireld Dilley, longtime Wynona resident who passed away last week. Shireld was well known by all Wynonans and we all loved him, too. He had a wonderful sense of humor, always asking if he could tell you a little joke. We will miss him!


Once again, the generosity of the E.S.C.A.P.E. Ministries came through for Wynona. They donated honeydew melon and tortilla chips to share with our community. We always appreciate their donations.

Our community is always appreciative of the E.S.C.A.P.E. Ministries and all they do to help Wynona. When we get donations, we always post on Facebook so everyone can know and tell their neighbors, too.