Elgin Chamber: Military Family of the Year

The Elgin Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for Elgin’s Military Family of the Year. The award will be given to an outstanding military family residing in Elgin. The winning family will receive recognition at the Elgin Chambers of Commerce Annual Banquet held February 17 and receive $600 in gift cards that would be donated by Corvias, Elgin Realty, and Hillary Communications.

The Chamber President, Benne Brewer, has said, “We want to acknowledge the valuable contributions our military families make to keep Elgin a great place live.” He has also said that, “Elgin is fortunate to have many military families in our community. While we can never repay them for the sacrifices they make, we want to recognize and show our appreciation for them.”

Nomination forms can be picked up at the Elgin Chamber of Commerce, located at 8209 US Hwy 277, Suite 11 in Elgin, OK; the forms can also be downloaded from the chamber website at: http://www.elginchamber.net or from the Chamber’s Facebook page.

Families may self-nominate themselves and community members may also nominate a family. Ideal candidates demonstrate individual growth, family teamwork and community service. Nominees must be active duty or retiree and reside in the 73538 zip code, own a business in Elgin, or have children that attend Elgin Public Schools.

Nomination forms are due on February 1, 2018 and should be returned to the chamber office in person, by mail to PO Box 362 or emailed to amber.mcneil@corvias.com. Forms should be typed and, of course, late forms will not be accepted.

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Thunder Wins Over Kings


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The Oklahoma City Thunder hosted the Sacramento Kings last monday at Chesapeake Arena and they managed to slip away with a win. They started off losing to the kings in the first half but in the third quarter they managed to get a 31-16 run. At the end of the game the thunder won the game 95-88. Carmelo Anthony was the leading scorer for the Thunder with 20 points and 9 rebounds. The Thunder will play against the Los Angeles Lakers Tomorrow, January 17th at 7:00 PM


2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Scotlyn Koehler, Chloe McLin, Sharon Muth, Samantha Pratt, and Kaylynn Risely have received recognition in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, to be presented by the Tulsa Community College School of Visual and Performing Arts.  This is a very remarkable achievement for these young women.  Their work was recognized by a panel of creative professionals as the most outstanding work submitted among their peers.

In their 94th year history, the Awards have recognized some of America’s most celebrated artists as teenagers such as Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Idelle Weber, Ken Burns, Paul Chan, and Kay WalkingStick.  TCC is proud to honor these EHS students among esteemed Scholastic Awards Alumni!

The 2018 Oklahoma Region will recognize these Gold Key Award winners at a ceremony on Saturday, January 27 at 11 a.m. in the Student Union on the TCC Metro Campus.

Scotlyn Koehler’s work, “Bird of Prey,” received a Gold Key in Drawing.

Chloe McLin received an Honorable Mention for her work, “Crazy Place.”

Sharon Muth received an Honorable Mention in painting and a Silver Key for her work, “Peach Tree Street.”

Samantha Pratt has received an Honorable Mention for her work, “Evergreen,” and received Silver Keys for her works, “Bibia Be Ye Ye” and “Headspace.”

Kaylynn Risely received an Honorable Mention for her drawing, “A Magician’s Thoughts.”

Jr.Wrestling tournament : Volunteers wanted

Elgin’s own junior wrestling team is having a tournament on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Elgin Middle School gym.  The tournament is in need of volunteers to help make this event happen; get Wrestlers checked in, concession stand management, etc.  Friday, January, 12 is the last day to sign up to volunteer.  Volunteers are to be there before 8:30 a.m. to get things set up and to stay at least for half the event.

Event’s starts at 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Whataburger Night in Norman

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On Thursday, January 18,2018  Whataburger customer can show their support for Norman North High School. You can come from 5 to 8 p.m. and order anything off the menu and 20% what Whataburger makes will be given to the Students Performing Unselfish Deeds. In the past 17 years SPUD has raised $1.5 million. The organization supports students, families and other organizations in the community. The Whataburger that this will be held at is located at 2424 W Main St in Norman. For anymore information you can contact Kami Lee at klee@hahnpublic.com or (210) 476-6547.

Class Attributes

The Class of 2018 has already nominated and voted for this years Class Personalities and they go as following:

Class Flower: White Rose
Class Colors: Red and Black
Class Motto: “It’s fine…really. Everything’s fine.”
Best All Around: Ashton Attig and Haliyah Penn
Best Smile: Nathan Marrero and Madison Christian
Best Dressed: Jacob Dawson and Jessica Howard
Best Looking: Caleb Carr and Madison Moran
Class Clown: Jaken Snider and Carla Childs
Friendliest: Dawson Dudark and Jami Wynne
Wittiest: Brady Hightower and Diona Poahway
Most Dependable: Dallas Shaw and Kendra Tosee
Most Likely to Succeed: Zach Bridges and Valerie Cruz Ortiz
Most Talented: Jacob Butler and Sharon Muth
Most Popular: Tristan Carr and Jordan Russell
Most Athletic: Lewis Shepard and Christina Jenkins
Biggest Flirt: Landon Brewer, Madison Winsett, and Kyrstin Schmidt

Picture credit: Medium’s Personality Tests: Why Are We Obsessed With Labeling Ourselves