We want to to Tommy Hogue for congratulate Wetumka During his recent promotion police officer Investigator. with Investigator our visit Hogue, we learned that he is the first official Investigator the Wetumka Police Department has ever had.
Maxine Edwyna Cissel Horner was one of the first African American women to serve in the Oklahoma State Senate District 11, serving from 1986 to 2004, along with Vicki Miles-La- Grange. Horner held the position of Democratic Caucus Chair, as well as Chair of Business and Labor and Government Operations, and Vice-Chair of Adult Literacy. As Democratic Caucus chairwoman in the late 1990s she was a sponsor of the legislation creating the group now known as the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission.
Attorney and federal judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange, first woman U.S. Attorney in Oklahoma, was born in Oklahoma City on September 30, 1953, the daughter of educators. Selected for American Legion Auxiliary’s Girl State, Miles-LaGrange was prohibited from serving as governor at the national convention because of her race. This early experience with racism shaped her career and led to her fight for equality for all Americans. In 1974 Miles-LaGrange graduated from Vassar College and in from 1977 Howard University School of Law. She worked at the U.S. Department of Justice until her return to Oklahoma City in 1983. After working for the Oklahoma City district attorney’s office, she successfully ran for the Oklahoma Senate in 1986, becoming the first African American woman elected to that body. During her term Senator Miles-La- Grange fought for leg-islation to improve the welfare of both women and children.
THE DUSTIN HOMECOMING WAS HELD RECENTLY AND ACESLYN PROCTOR WAS CROWNED QUEEN BY KING JAXON WHITE. The Queen’s Court pictured above are (left to right) Madyson Newsome, Ishmael Stewart, Brady Pippin, Jaxson White, King, Aceslyn Proctor, Queen. Cheparney Hicks, Amber Whitely, Jayden Boyd, Wyatt Long, Dakota Robinette, Rylie Corn, Eli Bernard. Kynlee Johnson, flower girl and Xavier Soap, crown bearer.
THE WETUMKA CHIEFTAINS HOMECOMING GAME will be Friday night, January 29. Homecoming ceremonies will begin at 5:30 p.m. The locals are having a good year with seven wins and five losses. Team members pictured are: Left to Right: (seated) Cate Noon, Kameron Berryhill, Alex Alford, Alex Freeman, Jace McCoy, Chole Wright and Brandon Johnson. (standing) Coach Bellinger, Coach Ben Allford, Mason Alford, Nick Lewis, Mozes Coachman, Levertis Hobia-Smith, Kholton Sparks, Jorden Osborn and Coach Howk. Not pictured - #21 Brycen Travis.