Tennie SloneJ-C Correspondent


Wynonans offer their condolences to the many family members and friends of Florene Yates, who passed away recently. Florene was well known by everyone and loved by all who knew her. She was a good friend to have and we will all miss her.


On Thursday, July 7, the town of Wynona was hit with a brown out (left with half power, or less). It remained like that for about an hour and then the electric went off completely for about another hour.

We would like to say a special “thank you” to the PSO crews that got it turned back on so quickly. It doesn’t take long for houses to get hot with the kind of weather we have had lately.


Jody and Kylie Slone, who were in a motorcycle crash on May 8, were honored with a benefit fundraiser June 27 at Barnsdall Elementary School.

Jody and Kylie are former Wynonans, and there were a lot of Wynona people involved with the benefit, which was to help out with their extensive bills from being hospitalized.

Kylie is still undergoing rehabilitation in Tulsa for injuries from the wreck, but she is expected to be released (with a great prognosis) next week.

They would like to thank all the people who helped out, in any way, with the benefit — whether by donating, purchasing items that were donated, or going to eat at the Mexican Dinner.

It was all set up by the Barnsdall 4-H Club and their leader, Kirsten Howell. A special thanks goes to that wonderful group.

The benefit brought in well over $22,000 to help out with the couple’s expenses. They want to thank everyone for all the help. People are awesome and it’s great to live in the smaller towns, where people help each other out.