Dig Days of Summer
-- Vallecito - I hear the "Dog Days of Summer" have finally reached NW Oklahoma earlier this week with temperatures in the 100s.
1938 NSTC Ranger Album
1938 Northwestern State Teachers College (NSTC) Ranger Album... Last week we mentioned the 1938 Northwestern State Teachers College Album that we ran across on the OKGenWeb, Woods County Query website that Fronia had scanned and left some information for others.
Rodeos Next Weekend in NW Oklahoma...
Are you ready for some rodeo clowns, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, junior and senior calf roping, junior and senior girls barrel racing and team roping? The Waynoka Cimarron Stampede begins next weekend, 12th thru 14th August 2004, in Waynoka, Oklahoma. That would be a great weekend to takein the Waynoka Historical Museum and Harvey House at the Santa Fe Depot before Rodeo time.
The week after next, 19th thru 21st August 2004... is Freedom, Oklahoma's Biggest Open Rodeo & Old Cowhand Reunion with the richest payoffs of any open rodeo in the country. Helen Snapp London is being honored as "Old Cowhand 2004" this year. We think this is a first for a female to be honored as "Old Cowhand," AND... here is our Congratulations to Helen Snapp London.
We understand from reading The Freedom Call newspaper that entry books for the 67th Annual Freedom Rodeo & Old Cowhand Reunion will be open Monday, August 9th from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Telephone numbers for entries are (580) 621-3583 or 621-3584. The Rodeo will be held each evening around 8:00 p.m.
Political Sign Mishap Comes to Understanding... Last weekend maybe we were a bit harsh on a certain person. After communication on both sides, just maybe we were both misinformed to some extent! We want you to know that there are NO hard feelings or grudges held ... on both sides! We have worked out our differences, misunderstandings peacefully and have come to a mutual understanding! There is Hope out there! It only takes communication between parties! Thanks for listening!
WWII Letters of Pvt. Johnson
"Great site! If you have a moment, I'd like you to take a look at the WWII site, the Letters of Private Melvin W. Johnson. It can be found at - www.privateletters.net. If you have any stories you'd like to add, or any heroes you'd like to add to the honor roll, please let me know. So many gave so much and should not be forgotten. If you'd like to add yourself, your father, brother, uncle, friend, or other to the honor roll, please submit 1-2 paragraphs highlighting their career and their contribution and I will add it as soon as possible. I also look forward to your comments or feedback on what you'd like to see on the site. Lest they be forgotten..." -- Michael Ketchum - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carmen Home Residents
"My mother and her 4 siblings were at the Carmen Home for some time in the early 1920's. Time was split between the Checotah Home and this one. She and her younger sister were in Odd Fellows homes until the last half of the 1930's." -- Emil M. Bergquist - Email: email@example.com
Pine Valley Oklahoma
"I was thrilled to read your article on Pine Valley. My Dad, Joe Chaney, was office manager at Mt. Pine in 1937, and a timekeeper before that, traveling to all of the mill towns. I was born in '38 and lived there until about 1947 when we moved to DeQueen. I recognized some of the names and places you mentioned; Prater McAdams for one. I live in Little Rock now, and still go back there from time to time just to smell the pine sawdust." -- Linda Murphey - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ames Oklahoma -- "Ames was a great to place to grow up. I wished more people could haved had the chance to grow up in such a wonderful small town. I challenge all wartime Vets to make special trip to view the war memorial on mainstreet. Many local heroes names are therer. The price for freedom is a very hard one. True it is hard to talk about. Most people wouldn't even understand. So ... Vets make a special trip to Ames -- visit the memorial and just remember ... 'Those Farmers Loved Freedom and That's why their names are on Those Walls!' " -- CLASS of 85 - Forest - Email: email@example.com
Clebit (McCurtain county) & Honoba Oklahoma & Dierks Industries
"My father and his siblings were born in Clebit and Honubbia, OK. Their father and grandfathers worked for Dierks. I have met - online - one other woman, Brenda, who's memories, like yours, are some of the most beautiful and wonderful stories I've ever read. My father's family has described memories to me that are so very much like your own. They are the closest of brothers and sister as can be hoped for and their devotion to their parents and each other unbending. Thank you for writing what you have written here. I'd like to send you a photo I have of one of the '3-room houses' -- the house is on the back of a flat-bed ready for travel to the new 'town'. Thank you!" -- Beth Hale, Ukiah, CA - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks - OkieLegacy Archive Links
"Thanks for sending me the links to the missed issues of The OkieLegacy. I just finished reading them and this week's issue. I enjoyed them very much. Thanks again for sending me the link to the archives so I could catch up on what's going on in Okie's corner. Peace and love." -- Betty
"I am a Paris -- probably from an unrelated or very distantly related line. Let me know if you have any information linking your family's (genealogy) past with this branch of Paris:
Thanks for Understanding
"Thanks for understanding! We offered to move them if they would offend you. Our anger was at the person who threw them into the street and then took them all together ... not at you and if there was a concern on your part we wanted to respect your wishes and remove them. I would appreciate it if in your next newsletter if you mentioned that things had been straightened out. I try so hard not to offend people and sometimes get in messes! Thanks! Have a great weekend! "
IOOF Lodge - Checotah, OK -- The Sovereign Grand Lodge - Independent Order of Odd Fellows - Odd Fellows Lodges, Rebekah Lodges, Encampments, Cantons & Auxiliaries, Junior Lodges and Theta Rho Girls' Clubs
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