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Michael Grothe | Photo by Will Sadler

Michael Grothe is a Level 4 resident at the House of Mercy Enterprises (H.O.M.E.). He said he plans to get married after completing the program.

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Hospice of Wichita Falls board members Photo by Will Sadler

In January of 2010 the HOWF was awarded first non-profit Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Award for marketplace excellence.

Governor charges agency heads with developing workforce plan

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L-R: Abagail Bueno Head Chef of the Hometown Coffee and Tea dining service, Holly Bailey owner and assistant Chef for Hometown Coffee and Tea and Chef Jeff Moschetti a Food Fanatic Chef with US Foods who assisted Chef Bueno with the menu and technical support Photo by Will Sadler

The town of Olney, Texas may be small in population but is not small when it comes to big, bold flavors thanks to the newest establishment to begin lunch service.

City Council held its first regular meeting of the month on Monday, February, 2020.

Commissioner’s Court of Young County held a regular meeting this past Monday, February 10, 2020.

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On January 22 at the Graham Country Club, Kay Guinn (far right) along with her dad, Tom Golson, gave a presentation to the CLSC organization on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Judy Cypert (far left) was host that day. Photo Submitted by Sylvia Overton

The federal government requires many students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to verify the information included on the FAFSA.

The candidates are as follows:

For Mayor: Rue Rogers


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The Lady Cubs traveled to Electra for their final game of the season again the Lady Tigers. Pictured is #5 Jaden Jacoba

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Brad Green Father of Senior Maddy Green in middle and Janie Green Mom of Maddy pose for an annual tradition.

Senior Night during the Lady Cub vs Lady Pirates home game.

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#2 Carter Hinson shoots from the outside during a blowout game against the Petrolia Pirates in which the Olney Cubs

Donkey Basketball Game brings in bucks for juniors

Nearly everyone in town came out to help the class of 2021 make its fundraiser a success. Who knew donkeys were so good at basketball. Photo by Will Sadler

The annual Donkey basketball game was played this past Saturday, Feb. 1.

Will B. Asking Why coaches get grump

Most people see coaches stomp around and yell a lot. Having played sports when I was younger it is pretty obvious what’s going on.

Cubs vs. Panthers

The Cubs played hard and kept it close. Head coach or the Cubs Coach Pennington had this to say” It was a great game where both teams played. We had 21 turnovers and that is too many against a good team. We had some chances to extend the lead but you cannot go over 6 minutes without scoring. Credit to them for winning the game” Pictured is #22 Morgan Wilk going up for 2 against a Panther defender Photo by Will Sadler

January 28 the Olney Cubs faced off against the Seymour Panthers who are 7-0 in district play.


Annita Jo Welch Montgomery

Annita Jo Welch Montgomery, age 82, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020 in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Betty Sheppard

Betty Sheppard, age 81, formerly of Olney, died Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at her home in Breckenridge, Texas. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m.

Mary Ann Foster

Mary Ann Foster (84) of Olney, Texas,  joined the multitude of the heavenly host on January 5, 2020 after a brief illness.

Patricia Kujawski

Patricia Ann (Ferenc) Kujawski, age 73, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at her home in Olney. No services are planned at this time.

Barbara Mullins, age 80, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at her home in Olney. Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m.

Mary Lou Carr

Mary Lou Carr, age 69, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Hamilton Hospital in Olney, Texas. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Olney Enterprise

213 E. Main St.
PO Box 577

Olney, Texas 76374

Phone: (940) 564-5558

Fax: (940) 564-3992