The Okeene School Board of Education held their monthly meeting last Thursday, and while the agenda was rather simple, the recent positive test for coronavirus for one of the elementary students was part of Principal Mark Cox’s report to the board. Cox notified the board that the health department had been notified about the positive test, as had students that had been in contact with the child.
Due to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively reestablished the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s tribal reservation in Oklahoma, an alleged serial rapist may never face trial. It’s the latest ripple effect of the court’s decision, which has upended longstanding police powers across eastern Oklahoma.
Okeene High School will be celebrating Homecoming on Friday, Sep. 18. The Whippets will be playing the Sharon-Mutual Trojans. Coronation will begin at 6:30 p.m. that evening. The attendants for this year are R.J. Minton-Freshman, Tiffany Lorenz-Sophomore, and Kaylee Cagle-Junior. The queen candidates are seniors Hailey Swart, Jaycee Taylor, and Brynn Roberts.
The Okeene Whippets are set to play their first home game of the football season next Friday, Sep. 11, against the Seiling Wildcats. On that night, Okeene will have quite the pre-game festivities lined up as they celebrate Senior Night in addition to a special display designed to honor our country for the anniversary of 9/11.
On Aug. 26, Luckie Drug hosted a 10th Anniversary Open House in celebration of 10 years of business in Okeene.