IMG 1427The Henryetta golf course will be kicking off the Fourth of July weekend Friday night with several hours of family entertainment and great food.
From 6 to 8 p.m. club members will be serving up pulled pork sandwiches or grilled bratwurst along with potato salad, baked beans, watermelon and iced tea.
The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children and reservations need to be made by calling 918-652-8664 by 5 p.m. Wednesday.
At dark, a free fireworks display will be held at the course. This is the third year for the golf course to hold the fireworks display. Board members say they are provind the pyrotechnics as a way of showing the course is part of the community. The public is invited.
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There are three national champions living in Henryetta after this past week.
The trio are members of McIntosh Tumbling and earned the gold at the United States Trampoline and Tumbling Association nationals in Tennessee.
tumbling twoThey included: Briley Cagle in Sub-novice Tumbling, Calvin Warren in beginner Trampoline and Memphis Black in Novice Tumbling.
The Henryettans also packed up two overall team awards as well as winning second in sub-novice girls tumbling and second in novice boys tumbling.
Some 2,200 athletes were on hand competing in 5,000 events.
"We are so proud of all their dedication and hard work this season," said coach Katie Thompson. She also expressed her appreciation for the help from Henryetta and the area in making the trip possible.
Participating were: Memphis Black, Melanie Colwill, Amelia Moyer,Haley Glass, Skylar Thomas, Emily Stockholm, Andrea Guynes, Josh Thompson, Katie Thompson, Faith London, Brittany Vanstraten, Jessica Wilson, Alexis Thompson, Rowdy Williams, Remick Smith, Briley Cagle, Camryn Webster, Laynie Taylor, Caleb Colwill, Lanie Guynes, Breea Stockholm, Kailtlyn Woods, Parker Stockholm, Alexa Casey, Alayna Fixico, Brailey Fogle and Calvin Warren.tumbling 1
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The Henryetta library summer reading program jumped off to a start Monday afternoon.
Members of the Dewar Double Dutch Dragon Jump Rope team were on hand to get the nearly 20 youngsters attending moving around.
The group uses their skills with jump ropes to bring across the message that being active is one way to fight diabetes.
The summer reading program is held at the Henryetta civic center each Monday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. It will end July 25.
Next Monday, Henryetta coach Kent Lackey will be giving a program on physical fitness.
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Henryetta saw around 20 bicyclists come through town Friday night and Saturday morning.
IMG 8447For the seventh year, the First United Methodist church was the overnight stopping place for Bike and Build participants.
While here, the group got to wash off the grime from a grueling 100-mile ride from Van Burn, Ark., and enjoy a hearty meal.
Church members and several city officials were on hand to greet the riders and visit with them about their journey. The Friday ride saw the volunteers really tested as they endured the scorching Oklahoma heat and humidity as well as a plaque of flat tires.
The riders left South Carolina May 21. Their journey will take them to Santa Cruz, Calif.,  with arrival Aug. 10.
Along the way they will be working with Habitat for Humanity building homes for low income residents. In Oklahoma, that stop was going to be in Oklahoma City Monday, June 20.
"We enjoy hosting the riders and being a part of such an enterprise," said church pastor Kyle Kiner. "In the three months they do this, they leave a lasting impression, not only on the people whose homes they build, but also on the people along the way. Our church is fortunate to be a part of this effort."

 

 


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lions tennis checkNow that the Dr. Carlton Smith tennis courts are completed, the Henryetta Tennis Association is planning to complete the second phase of work.
Association member Mike Kennedy received a $5,000 check from the Henryetta Lions Club this week that will be used to help pay for the cost of a new 48 by 24 foot covered pavilion as well as a 20 by 24 foot concrete block bathroom and new sidewalk along the north side of the courts.
Kennedy said the construction would be on the east side of the tennis courts.
Speaking to the Henryetta Lions Club, Kennedy pointed out the summer tennis program continues to be successful. Nearly 100 children and teenagers are participating this year. He congratulated the Lions Club for being a part of the program for over 50 years.
Funding for the initial resurfacing of the courts as well as planned future improvements have been primarily from private donations. Kennedy said a number of former tennis players, now living in other towns, have donated $1,000 and more toward the project.tennis pavilion
In addition, the Henryetta Economic Development Authority and Tulsa Tennis Association has donated funds.
"This will further the excellence of tennis in Henryetta," he said. "We have the opportunity to become known as one of the best facilities int he state." Work at the tennis courts last year resulted in the first-ever 4A boys and girls regional tennis tournament to be held here. Kennedy said that brought in over 100 families to watch the tournament and who spent money in restaurants and gas stations.
Work on the phase two project is expected to start at the end of the current summer tennis program and be completed by Labor Day.