The lineup of teachers and support personnel has been completed for Henryetta public schools.
Following a 40-minute executive session Thursday, the board approved rehiring the existing lineup of teachers and support personnel that were on board this past year.
During the special meeting, board members accepted the resignations of Max Cline and third grade teacher Beatriz Hodge.
Those being hired for the 20-21 school year include: Henryetta Elementary Certified Personnel Kathy Bailey, Rachael Bourn, Connie Brooks, Tamara Cashman, Dana Chew, Ashley Corn, Flecia Dozier, Sherry Eldridge, Lori Enis, Sherrie Flud, Harley Frye, Sandy Gaither, Cheryl Gillin, CMolly Gillispie, Angela Glover, Laura Goodner, Belinda Harelson, Malaya Hares, Ginny Holder, Jenny Huckabay, Kelly James, Beverly Kiehl, Erin Logan, Sherry Miller, Sally Moore, Laura Morris, Lori Mulliniks, Pam Palmer, Katrina Parker, Collin Rogers, Leslie Smith/Montemayor, August Smith, Andrea Spurlock, Lucas Stidman,Nicole Story, Lacresa Stout, Krystle Williams, Sheri Witham

Henryetta Middle School Certified Personnel Tina,Berry, Monica Brown, Ericka Carter, Vanessa Danker, Kalli Dodge, Nadine Graham, Michael Hughes, Kent Lackey, Lori Mann, Dustin Mosco, Kirk Ruth, Kristie Stidman, Kim Taylor, Domonique Treagesser, Christie Wells, Debbie Wion High School Certified Personnel Rusty Snyder, Dorothy Walker, Jason Reimer, Kira Hardgrave, Jill Huff, Cynthia Clark, Brittany Sulzen, Sami Craig, Lance Beck, Tim Gillispie, Patrick Turner, Bryan Leader, Alan Montgomery, Karen Willis, Lisa South, Jeffrey Chalakee, Kristin Hargis, Karen Osterdock, Kathy Snyder, Brooke Smith, Ryan Swallow, John Johnson, Claudia Brownfield, Justin Been

Henryetta Support Staff Dana Davis, Secretary; Joyce Henderson, Secretary; Mary Craft, Secretary; Tammy Smith, Secretaryl Roberta Hamric, 3yr old teacher; Patty Shaddix, 3 yr old teacher; Pam Gray, teacher's assistant; Kristin Rempe, teacher's assistant; Nikki Dwiggins, teacher's assistantl Laurie King, teacher's assistant; Courtney Lollis, teacher's assistant; Jamie Austin, teacher's assistant; Megan Clason, Reading tutor; Donna Faler, Paraprofessional; Michelle Girty, Paraprofessional; Linda Greenfield, Paraprofessional; Felicia Greenhaw, Paraprofessional; Verna Kissee, Paraprofessional; Tonya Powders, Paraprofessional; Martha Richerson, Paraprofessional; Staci Sadler, Paraprofessional; Katie Simons, Paraprofessional; Heather Turner, Paraprofessional; Christy, Smith, teacher's assistant Middle School Support Staff Assignment Leslie Gillispie, Secretary; 8eth Potter, Secretary; Lorraine Henry, Paraprofessional

High School Support Staff Assignment Glendell Threatt, Paraprofessional; Laura Black, Paraprofessional; Melanie Green, HS secretary; Brooklyn Cowan, Indian Education Tutor; Butch Glover, In-School Detention Teacher; Jesse Fair, Virtual Teacher Assistant; Willim Vandenborn, Golf Coach Cafeteria Glenda Ashley, Barbara Bussey, Paula Baughman, Kim Chandler, Lela Foster, Kisha Gobin, Sharon Hardgrave, Sandy Hart Sallee-Hedrick, Melissa Henley, Jill Hill, Deborah Johnson, Tiffany Padgett, Dona Powell, Shannon Sneed, Ginny VanMeter, Nancy Wincie Maintenance/Custodian Christopher Ashby, Kenneth Berry, Crystalyn Cook, Marshall Cook, Michael Crawford, Ralph Dennison, James Garrett, Gary Greenfield, Michael Hardgrave, Vernon Moore, Rhonda Morton Bus Drivers Christopher Ashley, Laura Black, Nadine Graham, Michael Hardgrave, Ruby Jones, Alan Montgomery/Halftime, Randy Stafford, William Wheeler

The next two weekends will be busy ones in Henryetta.
Starting June 5 and running through June 6, the annual Jim Shoulders Roundup Rodeo will start its run at Nichols Park.
broncThat is a two-night event with a special mutton bustin’ performance set prior to the rodeo action each evening.

Held at the Jim Shoulders Living Legends rodeo arena, the events will start at 8 each evening. Adult gate admission is $10, youth 6-12 years old is $5, and 5 years and under are free. At the Saturday night rodeo, David Hardage will open the events with the National Anthem. Hardage performed the National Anthem at the Bull Riding Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Fort Worth, Texas last year
As a precaution, spectators are encouraged to wear masks and hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the rodeo grounds.

The next weekend is the summer installment of the popular Henryetta Cruise Knight.

On Saturday, June 13, Henryetta’s Main Street will be buzzing with vehicles of all descriptions and models as local residents and visitors alike show off their rides.

This year there will not be any inflatable playgrounds for the youngsters due to the COVID 19 issue but the city of Henryetta is providing hand sanitizing stations along Main Street.
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We are inviting everyone to come out and have fun as Oklahoma moves into phase three of reopening,” said Chamber of Commerce executive director Roy Madden. “We recommend anyone attending either event to practice social distancing and wear masks when appropriate.”

A Memorial Day tragedy was averted late Mnday night and early Tuesday morning as a 17-year-old was pulled from the rain-swollen waters of coal Creek.
The teen had been the subject of a nearly two-hour-long search after he was reported missing about 11 p.m. Monday night from a residence on West Broadway.
waterHe was described as a non-verbal autistic youth that complicated the search with officers driving throughout the area with their searchlights trying to find him.
About midnight police were told that an individual had been seen floating in Coal Creek near Fourth Street. Police, fire and rescue personnel found the teenager clinging to a log just west of the bridge on Lake Road. 
The thick undergrowth and steep embankment made getting to the teenager difficult but they were able to get to him and poull him to safety. He was uninjured but suffering from the effects of an extended time in the waters.
Police say he apparently fell into a stream by his house and was swept downstream then into Coal Creek.

 

For the first time in many years the annual Memorial Day program at Henryetta's Westlawn cemetery was not held. This year VFW Post Commander Bill Goodner said concerns over the COVID19 pandemic as well as inclement weather forecasts prompted the decision to hold a virtual program instead. 

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Nearly 100 volunteers of all ages made sure veterans were recognized Saturday as they placed American flags on their graves. The annual rememberance is conducted by the Henryetta VFW and American Legion honoring veterans at cemeteries in Henryetta, Sonora, Wilson, Salem and Weleetka. Some 2,500 flags are placed during the hours-long effort. Those flaags will be picked back up Monday afternoon at 4 p.m.
this year the annual Memorial Day program is being held on the Internet due to the concerns with coronavirus. That virtual program will be on Thehenryettan.com starting Monday morning.