Right: These girls! 7-1 in regular season! We’re on to the playoffs! Played back to back games Saturday, Feb. 16 and won both games! Olney vs. Archer City: 16-0, Olney vs. Windthorst: 30-6 Way to go little Lady Cubs! Top Row L-R: Kendall Bailey, Mikayla Simmons, Oaklan Hopkins, Kaiten Hughes, Natalie Simmons and Gannon Guy. Bottom Row L-R: Rylee Kirby and Jenna Widner

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samantha pulliam

News Stories

Is the government borrowing from the Social Security fund?

Hospice of Wichita Falls (HOWF) has launched the public phase of its “Building a Legacy” capital campaign.

Gary Salzman with Preston Crow. photo contributed by nancy bowden

It’s been a long year for Gary Salzman. On Jan.

Melanie Allen was awarded the Leader of Tomorrow Award at the Olney Chamber of Commerce “Stars of Olney” banquet.

olney enterprise photo by william sadler

Olney Chamber of Commerce board selected OHS student Melanie Allen as the “Leader of Tomorrow” at the 2019 “Stars of Olney” banquet.

Chad is usually late coming home from work. A pastor, he gets caught up in his studying or his sermonlistening or his counseling.

Every day I get up, and I take my shower. I usually pray but more often I sing praises to God while I am getting ready for work. I love God, and I know that He loves me.

As we look at this chapter of Aaron’s life, it should drive fear into the heart of every Christian. Aaron saw firsthand the very power of Almighty God.

Shala Fuksa, with daughter Emilie and son Christian. Christian shakes hands with Jin Hirsch. olney enterprise photo by william sadler

The Olney Chamber of Commerce board selected Christian Fuksa as one of the 2019 “Leaders of Tomorrow”. After receiving his award, he met Jim Hirsch, CEO of Air Tractor in Olney.

Sports

Gabe Garza shoots a 3-pointer against the Quanah Indians in an epic battle for the final playoff positions. olney enterprise photo by william sadler

After losing at Quanah Tuesday, Feb. 12, the Cubs were in a three-way tie with Quanah and Windthorst.

Mason Spivey and Donovan Valdez donate blood on the Carter Blood bus. olney enterprise photo by william sadler

The National Honor Society at OHS sponsored a blood drive Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Olney high school gym.

Right: These girls! 7-1 in regular season! We’re on to the playoffs! Played back to back games Saturday, Feb. 16 and won both games! Olney vs. Archer City: 16-0, Olney vs. Windthorst: 30-6 Way to go little Lady Cubs! Top Row L-R: Kendall Bailey, Mikayla Simmons, Oaklan Hopkins, Kaiten Hughes, Natalie Simmons and Gannon Guy. Bottom Row L-R: Rylee Kirby and Jenna Widner

photo contributed by

samantha pulliam

SPC STUDENTS IN AUSTIN – South Plains College recently participated in Community College Day at the Capitol in Austin. Student members of the Student Government Association as well as SPC administrators spent the day visiting elected officials. Shown on the front row are, from left, Audrey Crowson of Lubbock, SGA commuter affairs representative; Sheana Cherry of Robert Lee, SGA community service coordinator; and Texas House of Representatives from District 88 Ken King. On the next two rows are, from left, Dane Dewbre, associate dean of marketing and recruitment; Bradley Melton of Lubbock, SGA member; Tiara Jones of Lubbock, SGA secretary; Stephen John, vice president for institutional advancement; Rebecca Gililland of Wolfforth, SGA president; and Kodee Scott of Olney, SGA historian. On the back rows, from left, are Dr. Stan DeMerritt, vice president for student affairs; Dr. Robin Satterwhite, SPC president; Dr. Ryan Gibbs, vice president for academic affairs; Justin Meyers of Bridgeport, SGA public relations; Greg Balboa of Levelland, SGA vice president; and Miranda English, director of student life.

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SPC Students in Austin

Bethany Reeves and Jessica Hayter join Christian Sanders for the assembling of the Troupe. olney enterprise photo by william sadler

Christian Sanders of the Graham Regional Theatre (GRT) was at the Refuge Thursday, Feb. 7, at 4:45 p.m.

COLLEGE DAY – South Plains College’s members of the Student Government Association recently attended Community College Day at the Capitol in Austin on Wednesday (Jan. 30). Shown on the front row are Community Service Coordinator Sheana Cherry of Robert Lee, left, and Director of Student Life Miranda English. On the second row are, from left, Historian Kodee Scott of Olney, Secretary Tiara Jones of Lubbock, Public Relations Justin Meyers of Bridgeport, Texas House of Representatives from District 88 Ken King, Commuter Affairs Representative Audrey Crowson of Lubbock, President Rebecca Gililland of Wolfforth, Vice President Greg Balboa of Levelland and member Bradley Melton of Lubbock.

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College Day

Obituaries

Nita Proffitt Wells died Monday, February 11, 2019, in Graham, Texas.  Funeral services will be Friday, February 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Morrison Funeral Home Chapel.

Ricky Joe York, age 65, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at Grace Care Center in Olney, Texas. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m.

Nancye Jane May of Granbury passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the age of 83.

Randall W. Weems, age 68, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m.

John Keyes, age 84, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019, in Abilene, Texas. Memorial services were held at 3:00 p.m.

Lucile Cooper Pettie, 94, of Wichita Falls, formerly of Olney, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

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