FREE Concert at Olney Community Library, Nov. 7
Recording Artist, Ray Hildebrand will be performing a concert at the Olney Community Library on Thursday, November 7, at 6:00 p.m. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. Admission is free. Ray is best known for being one half of the duo, Paul and Paula, which scored a number one hit in 1963 with the song “Hey, Paula.” Humorist and author, Dr. Don Newbury, a.k.a. the Idle American, will speak and introduce Ray. You will not want to miss this special event we are fortunate to have in Olney. See the ad on Page 6.
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Nov. 9
The Rebecca Jane Fisher Chapter will meet November 9, at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall of University United Methodist Church, 3405 Taft, Wichita Falls, TX. Judy Wolfe will present the program about her Butter Mold Collection which dates from the Revolutionary Period forward. Lunch will be catered by Bistro Express: Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast, grilled vegetables, potatoes and iced tea. Dessert will be provided. The cost is $15.00. Please let me know of any dietary restrictions. Email, text or call with your reservations by Wednesday November 7. Sue Ramser, President-940-781-8082 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FUMC of Olney Harvest Festival, Nov. 10
The First United Methodist Church of Olney (FUMC) will host its 41st Annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, Nov. 10. The stew & chili lunch will begin at noon at the FUMC Fellowship Hall located at 110 W. Elm in Olney. A variety of crafted items will be on display for the silent auctionFUMC members invite everyone to come eat and participate in the Harvest Festival. Lunch will be by donation, and all proceeds are donated to Christian missions. Read full article on Page 3.
FREE Meal for Veterans & their families, Nov. 11
The American Legion located off Highway 79 (Next to Tower) in Olney is hosting a FREE Veteran’s Day dinner Nov. 11 at 6:00 p.m. to all Veterans and their families. The menu will include turkey and dressing.
Olney Chamber Annual Food Can Drive thru Nov. 15
The Annual Food Can Drive will continue through Nov. 15. Take 3-5 non-perishable food items to one of the drop off locations: Brazos Communications @ 109 N. Ave. D, Olney Chamber of Commerce @ 108 E. Main, Stewarts Food Store @ 1204 W. Main. When you donate, you will be automatically entered for a chance to win a $100 Visa Gift card donated by Brazos Communication. The drawing will be held Wed. Nov. 18. See Ad on Page 6.
Hospice of Wichita Falls Tree of Lights, Nov. 19
The Hospice of Wichita Falls’ Tree of Lights Lighting Ceremony at Sikes Senter Mall Parking Lot at 6 p.m. in Wichita Falls. After the ceremony, the light will be turned off until the $275K goal is met. Donations may be made through Dec. 13. HOWF is asking for $10 donations to light a star in memory of a loved one. See the article and the ad on Page 10. See Page 10
Young Soil & Water Conservation Dist taking orders
By Chawn Jobe
TheYoung Soil and Water Conservation District is now taking orders for windbreak seedling purchases.
The container species available come in multiples of 25 in plastic containers (10 cubic inch root vol., 6-12 inch top) with several different species to choose from.
Bareroot species come in multiples of 25 with several different species to choose from. Orders cannot be mixed or split up.
Anyone interested in ordering the 12-18 inch seedlings should call 549-0422 ext. 3 or come by 1591 Hwy. 380 ByPass in Graham. The district clerk is on hand to take orders for trees from 9:00am to 12 noon weekdays.
The deadline for placing orders is February 10, 2020 with delivery on or around Thursday, February 20, 2020. Please place your order now, as the availability of these seedlings is not guaranteed.