WYNONA NEWS

Tennie SloneJ-C Corresponent

SCHOOL NEWS

(Submitted by Shelley

Shulanberger, Superintendent)

The eighth-grade class went to Frontier City with Ms. Ervin on Friday, May 6.

Baccalaureate was Sunday, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Wynona.

The elementary students enjoyed Ronald McDonald’s “Friendship Adventure” Magic Show Wednesday. We want to thank them for presenting to our students.

Pre-K and kindergartent graduation was Tuesday evening, at 6:30, in the new gym. After graduation, the elementary teachers had activities set up for families to participate and refreshments were served.

Thursday, May 12, sixth- through eighth- grade students will be visiting the Constantine Theater in Pawhuska. Each student needs to return a permission slip with $1 for admission.

Friday, May 13, is the last day of school and graduation. Elementary awards will be at 9 a.m. and the high school’s is at 10. We will have lunch outside followed by a field day. Graduation starts at 7 p.m.

All ages who are interested in playing summer softball/baseball, please contact Christina Mayse at 580-789-1671.

STORM WARNING UPDATE

In the event that inclement weather comes through, the storm siren should now be up and running. When we had a tornado warning last week, the old siren would not come on, so Police Chief Brian Lenington drove up and down the streets blowing his patrol car’s siren to let people know they needed to take shelter.

We have three sirens donated by the city of Pawhuska and are in the process of getting them installed. They will cover a much broader area of town if bad weather comes through. We hope we don’t have to use the sirens, but if we do, thank the city of Pawhuska for donating them. It is so nice to have people who care about our town.

The school will be open anytime the storm sirens go off. We’ve been looking for grant monies to build a town shelter, but until we get it, everyone can use the school. Go in through the south door of the old gym.

PRODUCE VOUCHER DATE

Osage Nation Produce Vouchers will be given out from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Wynona Town Hall. Vouchers can be used to purchase produce from vendors, who also will be on site. Persons 55 and older are eligible to receive the vouchers. (A drivers license is required to show proof of age.)

WORKSHOP CLASSES AVAILABLE

“Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions,” a free workshop hosted by Communities of Excellence Ta-Wa Americorps, will have its first session Tuesday afternoon, May 17, at 220 W. Main in Pawhuska.

The workshop includes six, two-hour sessions. Sessions will be held from 2-4 p.m. every Tuesday for six weeks. It runs from May 17 through June 21.

They will teach how to manage living with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and depression. Interested persons should call Lana Hurd or Frannie McKay at 918-287-5267.