Wynona News

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


(Submitted by Shelley Shulanberger, superintendent)

Testing is officially over. Everyone did a great job and worked diligently throughout the school year to prepare for the state-mandated testing. Way to go students and teachers!

The high school softball team was scheduled to compete in its district tournament Wednesday. Stay tuned next week to find out how they did.

American Heritage Bank was to discuss savings accounts with the third- and fourth-graders Tuesday afternoon.

Prom is Friday at the Rose Event Center in Broken Arrow. The students will walk the “Red Carpet” at the school beginning at 5:30 p.m. Everyone will ride the bus together to Broken Arrow for a fun night filled with dancing, laughter and snacks. The bus will return to the school between 11 p.m. and midnight.

Wynona students will be attending prom free. Any date who doesn’t attend school here is reequired to pay a $10 fee. All students receive one free picture, and additional photos cost $5 apiece. A variety of props and costumes are to be available for the pictures.

Monday, May 1, the pre-K through sixth-grade students will attend a “Mad Science Assembly,” which is to begin in the new gym at 2 p.m.

The annual science fair is set for Tuesday, May 2. Projects are to be judged during the day and an awards ceremony will start at 6:30 p.m. in the old gym.

May 4, is going to be a busy day. First- through 11th-graders will travel to the Oklahoma Science Museum in Oklahoma City. (We can thank the CRESAP Family Foundation for covering our admission fees and bus fuel, which allowed our students to make the trip.) The bus will leave at 7:45 a.m. and return around 5 p.m. Each student will need to bring a sack lunch with their name written on it.

The prekindergarten and kindergarten classes will go to the Tulsa Zoo. If you are planning on attending either trip with your child, please let the office know as soon as possible.

The senior class will leave at 6 a.m. for Kansas City on the annual senior trip. They will return May 5 around 11 p.m.

May 5, the 8th-grade students will make a trip to Frontier City with Mrs. Patrick. They’re selling Amish jams and jerky to pay their way.

Baccalaureate is at 6 p.m. May 7 at the Assembly of God Church, conducted by Travis Barbie. After the ceremony, sandwiches will be served. On Wednesday, May 10, the church will provide a Senior Breakfast for the students and their parents.

May 11, the pre-K and kindergarten graduation starts at 6:30 p.m. in the new gym. Please contact the office if you still need to purchase your child’s cap and gown.

School awards ceremonies are set for May 12. The elementary program begins at 9 a.m., with the junior high and high school awards following immediately afterwards. The 8th-grade and 12th-grade graduations will begin at 7 p.m. in the new gym.

The last day of the school year is Friday, May 12.

(Note: We have a lot of items in the lost and found at the cafeteria and the old gym. Please remind your child to look in both places for missing clothing items.)



Crala Marlin and Amanda Stansberry posted the schedule for the upcoming Founders Day celebration.

It begins with a parade at 10 a.m. and, at 10:30 a.m., winners of the Little Mr. Wynona and Little Miss Wynona titles will be announced. Turtle racing starts at 11 a.m. and continues until 1 p.m.

Lunch is sponsored by the Wynona Volunteer Fire Department and will cost $5 for hamburger, fries and a drink. At 12:30 p.m., a softball game gets going. Starting time for a Horseshoe Tournament ($20 entry per team, with T-shirt prizes) is 2 p.m. There will be a Cornhole tournament (also with $20 team entry and T-shirt prizes) at 4 p.m..

A 6 p.m. dinner is being sponsored by the Founders Day Committee. It will sell for $5 a plate and includes a barbeque sandwich, chips and a drink. Family games and activities are planned from 6-9 p.m. The street dance — featuring Bruce A Dycus and the Mercenaries — runs from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.

For more information, contact Amanda at 918-636-6584 or Crala at 918-844-9383.

On Friday night, June 9, the second-annual Founders Day 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be held in the Wynona gymnasium. Players will sign waivers from 5:15 until 5:45 p.m., before the first game tips off at 6. It’s a double-elimination tourney with a maximum of four players per team. There’s a $10 per player entry fee and a $1 gate charge for non players. Winning teams will receive T-shirts.



The monthly meeting of the Wynona Board of Trustees was on April 18.

Board members conducted regular business before discussing the town’s Community Investment Grant request. They agreed that a safe room-type building would fill a definite need at this time.

The board reviewed and accepted the 2015-2016 audit presented to them by John Jech, CPA. Crala Marlin and Amanda Stansberry were formally approved as co-chair ladies of Founders Day.

As board members have received numerous complaints about at-large dogs, they agreed that the owners need to be issued citations for letting their dogs run loose.

Attending the meeting were Donna Swanner, Tonya Holt, Della Carter, Loretta Little, Johnnie Lott, Janet Delaney and Tennie Slone.



J C and Sons Trash Service is reminding its Wynona customers to bag their trash. The company warned that unbagged trash will not be picked up. The requirement is going to start being enforced because so many people are not using bags.



The Town of Wynona is going to host a summer program called “Feed the Kids.” Several groups are sponsoring this program.

Meals — generally consisting of a sandwich, fruit and a drink — will be brought to town hall once or twice a week. All kids 18-and-under are invited to participate. They must eat their meals on the premises, although, occasionally, they may be given extra food, etc., to take home.

Anyone with children who would like to take part in our program should contact Tennie Slone at Wynona Town Hall, 918-846-2526.



Wynonans were saddened to hear about the passing of Carl Quillin, a longtime local resident. Carl was mayor here for many years and was active in all Wynona events. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and treasurer for many years. He was always ready to help anyone out, in any situation.

Carl was the one we went to when we needed to know something about early Wynona. He knew the people and families from way back. Even after he moved to an assisted-living home, we continued calling him when someone would come in looking for old relatives. He would almost always remember the people or their families.

We offer our condolences to the family members and many friends of Carl, who loved his family and was always ready to talk about them. May he rest in peace.



A Wynona family’s home was totally destroyed by fire on Thursday, April 13.

Nathan and Faith Jones also lost a dog in the fire, although several older, bigger dogs were saved. Most of the family’s belongings were lost, too.

The fire appears to have been caused by lightning. They said there was a flash of light, a loud boom and the house just ignited.

The Red Cross has been helping them rebuild their lives and they’re trying to relocate to another place in Wynona. Donations can be brought to the Town Hall. Anything would be appreciated.