BANK HOLIDAY HOURS
Both, State Guaranty Bank & First National Bank in Okeene will be closing at 3pm on Wednesday and Friday and closed for Thanksgiving.
We hope you have a beautiful Thanksgiving with your family!
Schedule of Events
All events located at Okeene High School
Thursday, October 4th
4:30pm—6:30pm Exhibits Entered ………………………..………….(Gym Lobby)
Friday, October 5th
7:30am -12:30pm Exhibits Entered …….…………………………….(Gym Lobby)
11:00am-1:00pm Concession Stand…………………………….……(Gym Lobby)
1:00pm-4:00pm Exhibits Closed for judging
4:00pm Bread Judging…………………………………….(Gym Lobby)
Saturday, October 6th
9:00am-4:30pm Exhibits Open for Viewing ……………………..(Gym Lobby)
Booths Open for Viewing…………………………(HS Halls)
Kids Against Hunger ………………………..(HS front entry)
10:00am Baby Pageant check-in……………………………(Auditorium)
10:30am Baby Pageant……………………………….…….(Auditorium)
11:00am-2:00pm Concession Stand………………………….…..…(Gym Lobby)
4:30pm Exhibits Close
4:30pm-6:00pm Exhibits/Premium Pick up ……………………….(Gym Lobby)
5:00pm-7:00pm Indian Taco Dinner/Silent Auction………………….(Cafeteria)
$7.00 Adults $5.00 Kindergarten – 6th grade
Under Kindergarten -Free
7:00pm Award Program and Queen Pageant.……….….(Auditorium)
$5.00 Adults $3.00 Children 5-12 Under 5 Free
Are you ready for a little taste of summer? The local farmer’s market will be starting this Saturday morning at the old Lorenz building located at the main intersection. If you are a producer, please contact the Chamber for information or just come on down to the corner and talk to Mark. If you are a produce lover, get ready, this year looks to be a great year for the gardeners!
The Okeene Chamber of Commerce request your company at our
Tuesday, February 28th @ 6pm
Zion’s Family Life Center (Corner of D St & 3rd St)
Catered by T-Macs Smokehouse & Grill
Reservations this week only(Feb 13-17):
Reservations are limited, Reserve early
$25.00 ea / $45 per couple
Walk-in 8-2: Chamber Office (116 West E Street)
Along with the “Distinguished Citizens” & “Volunteer of the Year” awards
(theses recipients are kept secret)
we will be honoring
*All Reservations are final upon confirmation and will be invoiced regardless of attendance
The Okeene Municipal Hospital announced as the Okeene Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Month as they celebrate 60 Years!
The Okeene Hospital staff would like for you to join us in celebrating 60 years of service at a come-and-go cookout at the Okeene Community Building from 11-1 on Friday, July 1st, 2011. Hot dogs, lemonade and cookies will be served. Don’t forget to stop in and register for a door prize!
Where we came from to where we are today, a short history of the Okeene Municipal Hospital:
Medical services have been available in Okeene since 1915 when the first brick hospital was built. Since then the hospital has not only changed owners but locations multiple times with the current facility opening its doors on July 22, 1951. It consisted of 21 beds at a cost of $220,000.00 and was built by the town, community and federal funds. The board at the time was Ottis Goforth, Joe Naylor, Edgar Ellis, Ed Luetkemeyer, Harry Geis and E.F. Oblander.
The North wing of the hospital contained offices and rooms for three doctors and one dentist. The doctors at that time were; R.C. Tavlvin, C.H.Williams, K. Godfrey and dentist J. Murdock. The east wing had 2 isolation rooms with the remaining being private and semi-private rooms. The West wing contained the Lab, X-ray, Emergency room, Surgery and Central supply. The South wing was the O.B. rooms, nursery and kitchen. The basement contained storage and the laundry.
June 16, 1955 a preceptor program started and continues to this day with great success. Dr. B. Dotter joined the staff in 1961 and Dr. Lagan came on staff in 1965, the same year the hospital added a portable heart monitor and a new X-ray machine.
On January 26, 1969 a new wing was added with a four bed ICU equipped with monitors and an oscilloscope at the nurses’ station. The new wing contained 24 beds and the X-ray, Lab, lobby and clinic were also enlarged. The town also purchased the Schallmo facility with 50 beds to be used as extended care and nursing home.
In 1974 a new addition was added to the clinic to accommodate four doctors and Dr. Fred Winters opened practice in dentistry and is still seeing patients today.
In 1991 the OB and delivery wing renovation was completed.
In 2007 a $7.5 million dollar renovation and expansion project was completed making the current hospital a 17 bed critical access facility that currently employs over 80 professionals and 5 M.D.’s and one Physician Assistant.
None of the building or renovation projects would have been possible had it not been for the overwhelming support and love of the Okeene community. The hospital mission statement reads: “We are committed to serving those who entrust their lives and the lives of those they love with all of the compassion and dedication that we would expect to receive ourselves. We believe our first responsibility is to provide the absolute best care to the men, women, and children who are in need of health services. We accept all people equally, regardless of financial, racial, or social standing.” It is a statement that all hospital employees can be proud of, knowing that for 60 years, they HAVE provided the Absolute Best Care to you, our friends, neighbors, family — our community!!
Congratulations, Okeene Municipal Hospital on 60 years of success, you continue to be one of the largest employers in Okeene, we are truly blessed to live in a community with such a facility!
Owners: Richard and Donna McCall
Richard McCall has been involved in Restaurant and Medical Nutrition for over twenty years. He was educated and received certification in Stillwater. Richard has always enjoyed working with people in difficult circumstances, and helping them to make their lives better. Richard has been a resident of Okeene for 9 years and is the father of two children; Richard James, “RJ” and Kristin McCall. Running, free climbing as well as martial arts are what occupies Richard’s play time but his passion is to work with people and make a difference. Throughout the years Richard has worked with outstanding people in various facilities; for the last but has always dreamed of having his own business.
Donna McCall is the mother of four; she was a foster parent in Dallas county for over twenty years. Donna lived in Meno for about 10 years before relocating to Okeene when she went to work as a Dietary Aide about 3 years ago where she told the manager, Richard, “I don’t cook and I want 9-5 Monday through Friday”, needless to say that didn’t work out. They worked together and began dating seven months ago. Recently, it became apparent that they needed a change. They began talking and praying about their future together. That it is how O.C.C. came to be…they opened Okeene Campus Corner Opened on April 21st this year.
The McCall’s say they have never worked so hard or been so happy….in fact, they went out and made it official a couple weeks ago…they “sealed the deal” and got married. CONGRATs, Richard and Donna! OCC would like to thank the folks in Okeene who have been so supportive and patient and they look forward to many years in our great community.
Please join us as we celebrate OCC being our Business of the Month at the Open House Thursday, June 23 from 5-7pm where you will find great specials and T-Shirt give-aways.
It was September 1961 when Ron Karbs began school at the Barber College of Oklahoma on California Street in OKC. After graduating in 1962, he went straight to work at the Airline Shopping Center in Midwest City at a 5-chair barber shop , but soon found himself working in Fairview at Leon Robinson’s 2-chair barber shop in the Boehs Hotel. Ron met Sue Peck when she was 13 & he was 14, and married her in 1963…I was assured they were older than 13 & 14 by then!
Mr. & Mrs. Karbs move back to the OKC for about 3 years while he worked in the Village @ Cassidy Square until they made their way back to Okeene in 1970.
The old Kampus Korner was thriving and Ron /started the Razor’s Edge Barber Shop there & cut hair there until it burned down in 1986; it was then that he moved to his current establishment at 120 E Oklahoma.
Ron & Sue raised their 2 children, Randy and Ronda (Jinkens) in the Okeene schools.
After 50 years of cutting hair, 41 of it in Okeene, Ron is not ready to retire yet; he says he will cut hair as long as he’s able, especially since a few years ago he started having 3-day weekends, now Ron has plenty of time to fish and watch his OU Football games.
Razor’s Edge is open Monday-Thursday 7:30-5:30
Please join us for our Business of the Month Open House this Thursday, May 26 from 3:30-5:30
Dobrinski chevrolet began in October 1983 when Jim Dobrinski, along with partners Buck and Jamie Nease, bought the Chevrolet business from former dealer Trigg Snyder. Jim was joined by brother Mike in May 1985 when he graduated from Oklahoma State University. The brothers expanded their business to Kngfisher in 1988 by purchasing the Chevrolet-Oldsmobile business from Joe Haller. They added Buick and Pontiac in the late 90′s and witnessed the birth and death of the GEO franchise as well as the demise of Oldsmobile in December 2000.
After the 9/11 attacks, the automotive industry led in the rebuilding of American confidence with teh “Keep America Rolling” campaign which made interest-free financing an everyday expectation fro the average new car buyer. With business volumes growing, the need for new efficient facilities was addressed in teh spring of 2005 with the froundbreaking of new locaions in both Okeene and Kingfisher.
The businesses and both communities suffered a tragic loss in October 2005 with the death of Jim Dobrinski. With overwhelming support of employees and customers, the new dealership homes were completed in Okeene in January 2006 and in Kingfisher the following May. Overcoming adversity was necessary once again with th market collapse in the fall of 2008 which eventually led to the bankruptcy of General Motors and the end of Pontiac alsong with Saturn, Hummer and Saab.
With a slowly improving economy led by agriculture and the petroleum industry, Dobrinski’s of Kingfisher and Okeene are back to full employement of 21 and 15, respectively, including Jim’s daughter, megan and husband Mitch Graham in Okeene and Ali’s husband Kirk milligan in Kingfisher. General Motors granted a GMC franchise to Mike in July 2010 to add to Cevrolet-Buick in Kingfisher.
Both Mike and Nancy are please to continue the family business in their hometown and look forward to serving Okeene and Northwest Oklahoma for many years to come.
There has been a pharmacy at the Luckie Drug location since the early 1900’s. The building initially was 2 separate stores; Hay Drug and Sahm Pharmacy, until Ralph Siemen purchased it and combined the two stores. It was about 1972 when Ron Haffner began Haffner Drug, he ran it until January of 2000 when Thomas Drug, Inc purchased Haffner Drug. August 26, 2010, Haffner Drug became Luckie Drug when Jim & Carrie Luckie bought out their partners from Thomas Drug, Inc.
Jim graduated from high school in Fritch, TX in 1990. He was a machinist for awhile before he went on to SWOSU School of Pharmacy where he graduated in 1999. Jim is one of our dedicated volunteer firefighters and he has served a couple of times on the Chamber board.
Jim met his lovely wife, Carrie while attending SWOSU in Weatherford. Carrie graduated from Geary High School in 1993 and is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. The Luckie’s saw the need for a flexible local Therapy company so in 2002 Wheatland Therapy began providing physical, occupational, and speech therapy to Okeene Municipal Hospital and the Okeene, Canton and Geary schools
There are 3 Luckie children; daughter Lauren (7), son Reiley (5) and son Jack (1). The children do and will attend Okeene schools. Jim and Carrie plan to be in Okeene, or their farm SE of Okeene where they raise cattle, for the rest of their lives.
Luckie Drug appreciates the opportunity to serve Okeene and the surrounding area and would like to thank everyone for welcoming them with open arms 11 or so years ago.
Please join the Chamber Thursday, March 17 from 2-4pm, (St. Patrick’s Day), for a bit of green refreshments to celebrate Luckie Drug being selected as our Business of the Month!
The new Okeene Variety Store is scheduled to open next Monday, February 14th with a Grand Opening celebration sponsored by the Okeene Chamber of Commerce. It’s a sweet deal for Okeene to have a variety store and owner Tony Green is looking forward to hearing what your needs are. One advantage to having a locally owned store is the merchandising can be tailored to Okeene’s needs. The new store will be equipped with new cash registers and will be more technically up-to-date. Mr. Green is excited to get the doors open so if the trucks that were delayed with the bad weather last week, make it in and they can get open before the 14th, they will swing the doors open wide and be thrilled to meet everyone of their new customers!
The Chamber looks forward to seeing you at the Grand Opening next Monday from 2-5pm we will be serving up refreshments and having a drawing at the end. Please come help us celebrate this new businesses opening!