News in Brief

MINOR BABY SHOWER
You are invited to the Baby Shower honoring Amber and Warren Minor on Saturday, February 18, 2023, 3pm at the Rook Star Event Center. Registered at Bear Den, Cheyenne Drug, Prairie Petals, Amazon.com and Wal- Mart.com. Bring a book instead of a card and any size package of diapers.
O’CONNELL BABY SHOWER
A new little cowboy is on his way! Join us in celebrating a Baby Shower in honor of Will & Dusta Kimzey-O’Connell on Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 2-4:00pm at the Strong City Community Center. Registered at Bear Den, Cheyenne Professional Drug, Grandview Pharmacy and Amazon.
KIRK BABY SHOWER
You are invited to the Baby Shower honoring Chelsea & Caleb Kirk on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 2-4:00 at the Cheyenne First Baptist Church. Registered at Cheyenne Drug, Bear Den, Prairie Petals and Amazon.
CHEYENNE COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
The Cheyenne Community Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, February 14th, Noon-5pm at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. To schedule an appointment, call 877-340-8777 or visit obi.org. Donors will received a T-Shirt and one free admission to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
GENEALOGICAL MEETING
February 2, 2023 will be the next Co. Genealogical Society meeting at 2:00 in the Cheyenne Library. Carol Ann Batterton will have the program and is asking each person to bring one of their mother’s quilts for an interactive program. Annual dues will be collected and yearbooks/journals distributed.
PRESCRIBED BURN MEETING
The Roger Mills / Beckham County Prescribed Burn Association Annual Meeting will be held at the RMC Fair Barn in Cheyenne on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call Greg Allen 580-497-6548.
SQUARE DANCE LESSONS
Want to learn to Square Dance? Come to Elk City on Thursdays at 7pm at 1802 N Van Buren. First two lessons free, then $5 a lesson. Call 580- 706-0418.
RMC FIRE DONATIONS
The address for the Roger Mills County Fire Association, PO Box 708, Cheyenne, OK 73628 Make checks payable to Roger Mills Fire Association. The association is made up of eight Roger Mills County Fire Departments. Money donated is split between the departments or used to cover bills agreed upon by all the departments.
RENT THE ROOK MARQUEE
Celebrate birthdays and anniversaries by putting it on the Rook Marquee! Call Kathy 580-370-2182.
VETERAN’S WALL EXPANSION
Plans are underway to expand the Veteran’s Memorial Wall in Cheyenne. An account has been set up at Security State Bank for donations. If you would like to add a new name to the wall, please contact Carol Ann Batterton, 18391 E 1039 RD., Cheyenne or Marilyn Wilson.
GARY KIRK SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Cheyenne Educational Foundation has established a Scholarship for Cheyenne Ag Teacher Gary Kirk. The tax-deductible donation may be mailed to PO Box 142, Cheyenne, OK 73628 or deposited to the CEF account at Security State Bank. Be sure to note that the donation is for the Gary Kirk Scholarship.
RMC WIC OFFICE HOURS
The Roger Mill WIC office is open every Thursday, 9:00am to 4:30pm. Call 580-497-2320 to schedule an appointment.
ROOK THEATER PROJECT
If you would like to donate to the restoration of the Rook Theater in Cheyenne, please send your checks to PO Box 523, Cheyenne, OK 73628 or drop them off at Security State Bank. Please join and be a part of “Restore the Rook”. If you have stories or pictures about the Rook or the old Cheyenne Star building, please email them to friendsoftherook@gmail.com. Check out the Facebook Page Friends of the Rook.
CHEYENNE FOOD PANTRY HOURS
The Food Pantry in Cheyenne is open on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 4-6:00 p.m., unless otherwise posted. For more information contact Carol Carter.

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