CENTENARIANS OF OKLAHOMA was proud to induct ORA VIRGINA (REED) HICKS ROOKER into the Centenarians of Oklahoma Hall of Fame on the occasion of her 100th birthday celebration. Ora is a lifetime northwest Oklahoma resident. She was a wife and homemaker so she says she never really retired. She raised her two children and helped raise and took care of many other children. She is a member of the Canton Christian Church and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. As far as words of wisdom, she says "young people just have to experience life for themselves."
As the state endured a pandemic, high unemployment and an oil downturn, Gross Receipts to the Treasury show the Oklahoma economy pulled back by almost four percent during calendar year 2020, State Treasurer Randy McDaniel announced today.
The Okeene Lady Whippets take home the Championship Trophy in their hometown tournament. Pictured from left to right are Gentry Biggs, Ryann Duke, Hailey Swart, Katelyn Penner, Kaylyn Aldrich, (bottom row) Keely Hussey, Hope Swart and Maddison Schmidt. (Photo provided by Kimberly Aldrich)
The Okeene Lady Whippets put up a terrific showing in there games last week, including two in their hometown tournament. Okeene racked up victories against Canton and Waukomis to win the Okeene High School Invitational Tournament.
The Okeene Whippets finished the past football season with a 4-7 record, finishing third in district, and made it to the second round of the playoffs. Five players from the team were named to the B-2 All-District Team.
Despite a postponement, and snow nearly a foot deep outside, Okeene was finally able to welcome the community to the grand opening of their new basketball gym on Dec. 15 2020. The School Board cut the ribbon at the event, and followed up with an open house and their annual Meet the Whippets. Photo by Austin Smith.