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701 West Main St. Olney, TX . | Photo by Will Sadler

This house was built for Andrew Bruce (1883-1953) and Minnie Alberta (Robinson) (1886-1961) Neelley in 1920. Mr. Neelley’s father R.B. Neelley and his brother A.C.

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David Sauls with wife Candace Sauls and daughters Kayleigh and Kylee. Photo by Will Sadler

My name is David Sauls. I’m currently a level 3 resident residing at the House of Mercy with my wife, Candice, and our two beautiful daughters, Kayleigh and Kylee.

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Clifton Key, the former Olney Library board president, passes the torch to the next board president, Rue Rogers. Photo by Ronni Walker

Family, friends and supporters gathered for the celebration of Clifton Key’s retirement after serving more than 38 years on the Olney Community Library board.

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Air Tractor president Jim Hirsch hands mask to Olney ISD Superintendent Dr. Greg Roach. Photo by Will Sadler

Air Tractor has made good use of its time during the COVID-19 crisis; the president, Jim Hirsch said they decided to give back to the community by producing and donating more than 1600 masks to the

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Dr. Greg Roach Photo By Will Sadler

At last we are able to begin working with kids in summer conditioning programs, athletic camps, band, and academics. Students seem to be ready to return and the turnout has been good.

JUNE 2020

Olney Community Library’s Pet Show - CANCELED

Saturday June 20, 2020

Mon. Beef soft Taco, Rice, Corn, Mandarin Oranges

Tue. BBQ Beef Sandwich, Tator Tots, Carrots, Fruit Cup


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Pictured Our the Lady Cub Summer Optimist league members: Aubrey Mahler, Abby Guerra, Makayla Torres, Mya Garcia, Brie Hagle, Aney Alvarez, Brianna Galindo, Olivia Enriquez, Sarah Roach, Taaron Scrogum, Sarah Green, Peyton Elliott and Ellie Hinson. Photo by Will Sadler

The Lady Cubs may have had their season cut short this year, but they are making up for lost ground by taking part in the Sunrise Optimist Club’s summer softball league.

District 9-2A Highlights


#0-Awtry Blagg- Windthorst- Sr

Offensive MVP

#11-Grant Wright- Seymour- Jr

Defensive MVP

HONOR ROLL - 4th Six Weeks Olney High School



Hallie Cuba

Adelade Edgington

Cooper Lane

Lady Cubs vs. Haskell

Maddy Green pictured left hit a home run early in the Lady Cub vs Millsap Bulldog game on March 2, to help the Lady Cubs claim victory over the Bulldogs.

HONOR ROLL - 4th Six Weeks

Olney Elementary



Daniela Alvarado

Braden Ballentine

Harper Bitner

Ledger Bitner


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James Wayne Roberts, age 70, died Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.

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Richard Kirk Person 9-17-32 to 6-21-2020. Richard passed away quietly Sunday evening Father’s Day at Kirkwood Manor in New Braunfels, Texas.

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Bobby Bailey, age 86, died June 23, 2020 at his home in Newcastle, Texas. Family visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Lunn Funeral Home in Olney.

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Joy Graham, age 89, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Grace Care Center in Olney, Texas. Family visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Loreda Parsons Drum

Over the years our mother recorded stories about her and her family member’s lives. In 2014 she self-published her life story with the help of her cousin, Norma Sneed.

Obituary: Lynn Ann Thomas

Lynn Ann Thomas passed away Wednesday June 3, 2020 in Wichita Falls. Lynn Ann was born in Olney, Texas on May 18, 1953. Her parents were Russel and Edith Bankhead.

The Olney Enterprise

213 E. Main St.
PO Box 577

Olney, Texas 76374

Phone: (940) 564-5558

Fax: (940) 564-3992