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The new VFW post is more recognizable now with the addition of some new signs. Bill Goodner and Donnie McKay added the signs to three sides of the building Tuesday morning in just another step toward transformation of the old health department into the meeting and gathering place for area veterans. Members of VFW Post 549 have already had a couple of meetings since the city leased the property to the organization this past fall.

Two more state office candidates are going to be guests at the Okmulgee County republican party meeting Jan. 9.
Cindy Byrd is running for state auditor and Leslie Osborn is a candidate for state labor commissioner.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the OSUIT student union conference room in Okmulgee.
The public is invited to attend.
On January 30, OSU Prevention Programs will be hosting Responsible Beverage Service and Sales (RBSS) for Okmulgee County.
Set at the Henryetta civic center at 10 a.m., the free training session is for merchants and workers who sell or serve alcohol or 3.2 point beer. “Prevention of Youth Access to Alcohol Act" is an Oklahoma state law that protects youth from the harmful effects of alcohol use by making it illegal to provide or sell alcohol or low point beer to anyone under the age of 21. This law is continually being enforced by law enforcement agencies. If this harmful substance is sold to a person under the legal age, the contributor will face legal consequences consisting of an expensive citation, possible jail time, and/or felony charges.
Merchant training is an opportunity for all alcohol sellers and servers to learn about Oklahoma state laws. Sellers and servers include store clerks, restaurant wait staff, bartenders, managers, employers, and owners of any alcohol vender located in Okmulgee County. The training will also provide important tips on how and why it is important to implement safe practices when selling alcohol and 3.2 beer.
Those attending will receive information packets and light refreshments. Anyone wishing to attend or seeking more information should call OSU Prevention Programs at 918-756-1248.
Anne Moroney Youth Services is inviting all Okmulgee County students in the fifth to 12th grade and their parents to a youth-parent skills building program for better family communication. The Strengthening Families program is designed to improve student’s self-esteem and academic achievement as well as helping all learn positive communication, goal setting and problem solving skills.
There will be two spring 2018 sessions. The Okmulgee session will start Tuesday, January 23 and end Tuesday, May 15, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at 302 S. Seminole, Okmulgee.
The Henryetta Session will start Monday, January 22, and end Monday May 14, also from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Henryetta at 420 W Trudgeon, Henryetta.
A family meal will be provided for the student and up to two parents. Sessions are designed to be fun yet educational. There is no cost for the program but slots are limited. To sign up or for more information please call Rose or Portia at Anne Moroney Youth Services, 918-756-7700.

Refreshments, drawings and a singing Santa were the program for the Henryetta First National Bank Christmas open house Thursday. Bank officials were on hand to greet their customers and wish them happy holidays and merry Christmas throughout the day.