Crowd turns out for Old Timers Day in Keota.
photo by: Doug Russell News Editor
More photos on page 19 in this weeks Stigler News Sentinel
Water plan meeting Thursday at KTC
By Doug Russell News Editor
The much talked about and anticipated Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan is out, but just what does it say?
Find out this Thursday when the Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute holds a meeting in Stigler to discuss the water plan.
Actually, there will be two different meetings, one from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., and the other from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
A different meeting will be held at the Southeast Expo Center in McAlester on May 17.
The first of the two meetings will be more technical, since it's designed to address issues that might be faced by water suppliers, or those who supply water to the public. The second meeting will be less technical, offering a broader overview of the plan in more general terms.
"Don't think that the technical meetings won't be interesting, because there's a lot of information given there that might be important to you and that might not be included in the second meeting," said Brian Vance, spokesman for the Oklahoma Water Resources Board.(more on this story in this week's Stigler News Sentinel)
Keota sets eighth-grade graduation
Dalton Lawson(Salutatorian) on the left and Emily Greeron(Valedictorian) the right.
from staff reports
The eighth grade gradauation for Keota Schools will be held at 7 p.m. May 10 in the school auditorium.
Prior to the commencement, starting at 6 p.m., the school will celebrate the Junior High football team being undefeated.
Valedictorian Emily Geer and Salutatorian Dalton Lawson will be speaking to and about the class during the graduation ceremony.
Greer is the daughter of Susan and Leonard Geer.
Lawson is the son of Darrell and Kim Lawson.
For more information, call Tina Parsons at 918-966-3246.
Students recreate land run
staff photo by Karen West Staff Writer
by: Karen West Staff Writer
Racing to stake out their claim, students at Stigler Elementary re-enacted the Land Run of 1889 on April 29. Some girls were dressed in prairie dresses and bonnets, making their run a little more difficult, while some of the boys were dressed as settlers and other students were dressed as lawmen.
The outline of the state of Oklahoma had been painted onto the playground field with signs pointing out town names. Each student had a specific town to claim. A couple of boys over in the panhandle area decided they wanted to claim Texas as well. (more on this story in this week's Stigler News Sentinel)