An evening of Christian country music will be held at the Henryetta First Baptist Church Saturday starting at 6 p.m.
jamie lynn flanakinJamie Lynn Flanakin and Bruce Hedrick will be the guest performers at the service that will be kicking off a week of revival services at the church.
Flanakin is a Christian country singer from Texas. She released her first CD album in 2017 and her latest song, “Pretty” is on the top 100 in the Christian Music chart.
Hedrick, from Mooresville, North Carolina, started performing as a boy with his father who made gospel and preaching circuits throughout the south.
His latest recording is “A Better Man,” written by Nashville songwriters David Wills and Royal Wade Kimes.
Everyone is invited to attend the music service as well as the revival services.bruce hedrick

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Plans are already underway to make the 2020 Okmulgee County Relay For Life event even bigger and better than before. Organizers met Wednesday at Mazzios to start preparing for the cancer-fighting program that brings several hundred volunteers and survivors together each year. Amber Atoigue Smith, chair of the 2019 Relay, was presented the Buddy Hott Spirit of Relay award for her efforts. The award is named for Buddy Hott, who was a familiar face and dedicated worker for the event for many years. Presenting the award was Ashley Price.

Ryal Head Start is accepting applications for 3 and 4 year olds. The program is a free, comprehensive child development program for income-eligible families, including those who are homeless, in foster care, or who have disabilities.
Ryal Head Start is located on the campus of Ryal Public School. For more info and to download an application visit, or call 918-650-9471 during school hours.
Vacation Bible School at Schulter Baptist Church July 21 through 26 will be In The Wild.
Pastor Phil Barton said children from three years old through sixth grade are invited to attend from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each evening.
There will be Bible lessons, arts and crafts, recreation, music, refreshments and daily door prizes.

HHS coach Lance Beck told Henryetta Rotary club members the football team that will hit the field next month, “is not the same Henryetta team,” as in the past.
Beck said the team has been spending the summer going through weightlifting and conditioning work that will be paying off once the season starts. “We had guys going from lifting barely 200 to over 300 pounds. A freshman is squatting 320 pounds.”
During those sessions that started June 3, there have been between 18 to 33 players consistently turning out to participate in the program. “Their attitude is great. They have confidence in themselves.”
Those numbers have created an issue for the football program. With 45 to 50 players who will be on the field in the fall, more equipment is needed.
“We had to buy more jerseys just to suit them up.”
To help with that added expense, the Henryetta Quarterback club has scheduled a car show July 27 at the football field.
Beck said everyone is invited to enter a car or just attend the show that starts at 8 that morning. There is a $35 entry fee for the cars or motorcycles and a $3 admission charge. He said little league football players or cheerleaders will be able to attend free of charge.
During the day, refreshments will be served including barbecue, cotton candy and soft drinks as well as a live band. will be on hand live streaming the show.
Besides the car show, Beck has scheduled a pie auction and silent auction. There will be footballs and jerseys signed by all the team members on the auction block.
“We are trying to make it where it is good for everybody. We want the wives and kids to come out and have fun.”
Members of the HHS coaching staff and football players are working with the little league football teams in a two-day camp Thursday and Friday. The young players will be put through the drills and have fun. “It starts with the youth program,” he said. “We want them to learn our core values.”
Beck said anyone who would like to donate to the car show with prizes, auction items or more can contact the officers of the Quarterback Club.
They include: Misty Sweeney, president; Deana Hart, vice-president; Carla Rice, treasurer and Winter Whitlock, secretary.