Tennie SloneJ-C Correspondent


The Wynona Board of Trustees met Tuesday, June 14, for a special meeting to approve the 2016-2017 budget and allow budget revisions to finish out this current fiscal year. Both items were approved.

Attending the meeting were Della Carter, Goober Robinson, Nancy Deatherage, Harli Towell, Janet Delaney and Tennie Slone


Wynonans and guests enjoyed a parade, games, good food, a softball tournament and lots of fun at the street dance on Saturday, June 11. The Risky Business band played for the street dance and cranked out some good tunes.

The weather cooperated with us, although it was a little hot and sticky. Kids all enjoyed playing the kid games. Wynona Volunteer Fire Department served dinner. They cooked delicious hamburgers, cheeseburgers and fries. With a bottle of water, it sold for $5. Most of the supplies and food was donated, so they made a profit of $1030 for the department. Thanks, firefighters, for a great lunch!

Dana Lott, Lindsey Rikard, Samantha Gillett, Monica Wadsworth and Christyrae Looney were part of the committee that made it all possible and they deserve a great big thank you for all their work. Larry Dilley, Ralph McGill, Brian Lenington, Jason and Mandy Stansberry and Ronald Myers all worked so hard to keep the lawns mowed. They did a great job and we appreciate them for making everything look so nice for our guests.


The Wynona Alumni Dinner was deemed a success, with close to 80 persons in attendance.

Alumni were served a delicious dinner of steak, chicken, baked potatoes, green beans, garlic bread and lots of good desserts. Bruce Hendren and his Boy Scout Troop provided the dinner and, once again, did an excellent job. Everyone bragged on the meal! Linda Ware and Melissa Funkhouser were in charge of the event.

During a business meeting, officers for the next Alumni event were chosen, as follows: Linda Ware, president; Francis Quillin, vice president, and Carol Walker, secretary/treasurer.

There was lots of fun and great fellowship for the group, and everyone is looking forward to the next one!


Wynona’s favorite man, John Israel, was a special honoree at the Osage County Cattleman’s Hall of Fame Luncheon on June 17.

Israel has been making bits and spurs for many years, and he has made them for some pretty famous people. Everybody with a horse should have a pair of spurs or a bit made by him.

He has been a mentor to many kids (including this reporter’s) — teaching them about roping, how to ride their horses or about life in general. John is a good and caring man whom we all know and love.

Congratulations, John Israel!