Our team scored big more than 2000 years ago. Jesus made the greatest touchdown of all time, causing us to win the game. But the other team began cheering when he was beaten down. Although the touchdown was for both teams, his opponent cheered the loudest as his followers looked on, denying that they knew him. What a touchdown! Surrounded by the defense, yet he held on to the ball of our sins, striving toward the finish line. He touched down on his knees in the garden of Gethsemane, praying, “Father, if it is your will, take away this cup from me.”
School starts Monday, Aug. 16. There are several things you need to know to ensure your child is registered and ready to go. Many of you may have obtained the information you need from Olney ISD’s Facebook page or the website. However, for everyone who relies on the newspaper, please continue reading this article for information and resources.
This is the first big event I have had the pleasure of organizing since starting my job as director of the Chamber of Commerce in January of this year. At times, there were definitely fears of some little detail being forgotten, or not advertising the event enough. I had great help getting the word out between advertising in the Olney Enterprise Newspaper, Dan Branum speaking on Graham’s radio station 100.5FM, and our very own Mayor Rue Rogers and First Baptist Church pastor Chad Edgington speaking on the event at KFDX Newschannel 3 the morning of July 1st. I also had posters made with the awesome logo and a photo of our headlining performer, Jon Hope. All of these methods of advertising the event resulted in over 1,000 people in attendance, food trucks selling out, and an overall successful event!
On July 12, the Olney Recreation Association (ORA) hosted the North Texas Junior Golf Tour (NTJGT), based out of Wichita Falls, Texas. Youth from all over North Texas arrived at the ORA, eager to make their mark on the tour.
Tower Extrusions hosted its 15th annual golf tournament Saturday, June 19 at Olney Country Club. There were four categories comprising children ages 3 to 18. Children 3-6 years old played three holes, 7-9-years old played six holes, the 10-12-years old played 9 holes and children ages 13-18 played the nine-hole scramble and the five-hole shootout.