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    What’s Up, Week? -A Weekly Events Calendar

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    Friday, January 31

    • 2020 Annual Gala Awards Ceremony & Banquet- hosted by Yukon Chamber of Commerce (Event)- The Palace Event Center- 2310 N. Banner Rd.- 6:30 p.m.
    • Jacob Dement Trio- Covers and originals! (Live Music)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- doors at 8:30 p.m.- $5 cover
    • Backward Day! (Holiday)

    Saturday, February 1

    • Yukon Chocolate Festival 2020- Hosted by Friends of the Park & the Ladies Library Club (Event)- Dale Robertson Center- 1200 Lakeshore Dr.- 1 p.m.- Tickets $12.50 in advance, $15 the day of event
    • Cody Barnett & The Misfires featuring The Aints- rock music! (Live Music)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- doors at 8:30 p.m.- $5 cover
    • National Freedom Day! (Holiday)

    Sunday, February 2

    • Super Bowl Sunday!
    • Groundhog Day! (Holiday)

    Monday, February 3

    • Cornhole Tournament– hosted by Great Plains Baggers (Event)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- 6 p.m.- $10 entry fee- download the Scoreholio app
    • The Day the Music Died (Holiday)

    Tuesday, February 4

    • The Milk Bar– Lactation Support (Support Group)- Yukon Church- 11715 N.W. 10th St.- 12:30 p.m.
    • Friends of the Library Meeting- Hosted by Friends of the Mabel C. Fry Library! (Event)- 510 Elm St.- 6 p.m.
    • Thank a Mailman Day! (Holiday)

    Wednesday, February 5

    • Karaoke– With Shane Stone! (Event)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- 9 p.m.
    • National Weatherman’s Day! (Holiday)

    Thursday, February 6

    • Family Bingo- proceeds benefit Yukon Mobile Meals! (Fundraier)- 1200 Lakeshore Drive- 6:30 p.m.
    • Karaoke– with Shane Stone! (Event)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- 9 p.m.

    Have a great week!

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    Coffee Chronicles

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    January 24, 2020

    Spanish Cove really rolled out the red carpet this morning for Friday Coffee. Full breakfast, and that means full! Don Blose introduced the Board Members.

    Mike Geers and Tom Beadle both announced the Rotary Pancake Breakfast first Saturday in March. Contact any member for more information and tickets.

    Youth and Family Services is planning a 5K this spring. They need sponsors. Contact them at (405) 262-6555.

    Main Street Mardi Gras is February 22nd. Get your tickets now.

    Lots of upcoming events in Yukon: Trout Fish Out March 7, Taste of Yukon March 26, plus Senior Games in April. 

    Lance Haggard, Yukon Public Schools, introduced Harvard of the Plains, aka, SWOSU Superintendents. They have partnered with Yukon to offer degrees to school employees and classes for students.

    Sherry Murray, County Clerk, announced she is running for reelection to her post.

    Sheriff, Chris West, also announced he is honored to be Sheriff of Canadian County, and is seeking reelection. He also gave highly positive feedback to State Senator Stephanie Bice.

    Roy Privott, long time Yukon and Cove resident, said living at the Cove is like living in a resort. He says they have so many activities they stay busy.

    Civilla Ball shared that she was born in Yukon, in a house on 6th Street, which is still there. She described the land where Spanish Cove now sits as pasture with cows, horses, rabbits, and other wildlife when she was growing up.

    Everyone is looking forward to the Chamber Gala next Friday at the Palace Event Center.

    Next coffee is February 7. Come have fun with us at Express Employment Professionals, 1050 Andrew Drive.

    ~The Kitchen Sink

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    What’s Up, Week? -A Weekly Events Calendar

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    Friday, January 24

    • 100 Bones- Reggae, Rock, & Blues! (Live Music)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- doors at 8:30 p.m.- $5 cover
    • Jay Statham- Acoustic! (Live Music)- Grady’s 66 Pub- 444 W. Main St.- 10 p.m.
    • Compliment Day! (Holiday)

    Saturday, January 25

    • Daddy Daughter Dance- Sponsored by Childhood Learning Academy (Event)- Dale Robertson Center- 1200 Lakeshore Drive- Ages 4-8: 3:00-4:30 and 5-6:30; Ages 9-12: 7-8:30- Tickets $10 in advance, $12.50 the day of the dance
    • WhoDat?- 70s, 80s, & 90s rock and dance! (Live Music)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- doors at 8:30 p.m.- $5 cover
    • Those Guys- Texas Blues! (Live Music)- Grady’s 66 Pub- 444 W. Main St.- 9 p.m.
    • Chinese New Year! (Holiday)

    Sunday, January 26

    • Spouse’s Day! (Holiday)

    Monday, January 27

    • Foster Care Information Night- sponsored by TFI Family Connection (Event)- 509 W. Vandament Ave.- 6 p.m.- FREE pizza and beverages
    • Cornhole Tournament– hosted by Great Plains Baggers (Event)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- 6 p.m.- $10 entry fee- download the Scoreholio app
    • Chocolate Cake Day! (Holiday)

    Tuesday, January 28

    • FREE Food Truck Festival- sponsored by Avid Hotels- 1609 West End Pointe Dr.- 3 p.m.
    • The Milk Bar– Lactation Support (Support Group)- Yukon Church- 11715 N.W. 10th St.- 12:30 p.m.
    • National Kazoo Day! (Holiday)

    Wednesday, January 29

    • Karaoke– With Shane Stone! (Event)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- 9 p.m.
    • National Puzzle Day! (Holiday)

    Thursday, January 30

    • Karaoke– with Shane Stone! (Event)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- 9 p.m.

    Have a great week!

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    Coffee Chronicles

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    January 17, 2020

    In spite of the cold, drenching rain Mike and Heather welcomed a huge Friday Coffee crowd to 10 W Main. Lots of good food, coffee and conversation shared by everyone.

    Sara Schieman, Mabel C Fry Library, reminded everyone of the Chocolate Festival, Saturday, February 1 at the Dale Robertson Center. Co-sponsored with Yukon Parks and Recreation, this is a great afternoon to eat chocolate of every kind. They need sponsors and booths, please contact the Library or Parks and Recreation.

    The Chamber of Commerce Gala is on for January 31 at the Palace Event Center. Get your tickets now from the Chamber. They also are selling Golden Tickets for a chance to win some super good prizes. Visit with any Chamber Board Member or call the Chamber.

    Yukon Parks and Rec is sponsoring the Daddy Daughter next Saturday, January 25. Contact any Parks and Rec location for information and tickets.

    Eddie “Mac” McFadden said access to Tinker Air Force Base is now available for some local veterans. Contact the Veterans Museum to get more information.

    Dr Jason Simeroth described the Beautiful Day Foundation and how important it is for our children. The program is funded by your donations. Your donation will encourage a child, please go to beautifuldayfoundation.net, be sure to specify Yukon.

    Mardi Gras, February 22, at the Robertson Center. Contact Vicki Davis at Yukon Main Street for more information.

    The Good Fight Church will host Women’s IF Conference, Friday, February 7. They invite all women to attend. Contact the church for details.

    Ken Wilkins, candidate for Ward 4 City Council, expressed appreciation for the Memorial held recently for the Sailors from the USS Grayback discovered off Okinawa recently. The Veterans Museum sponsored the memorial for the three that were from Oklahoma. The Grayback went down in 1944. 

    Lynn Cook shared that Discover Oklahoma will visit The Homestead on Main Street on February 1.

    Join us for Friday Coffee next week at Spanish Cove Retirement Village. 

    ~The Kitchen Sink

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    What’s Up, Week? -A Weekly Events Calendar

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    Friday, January 17

    • Community Coffee- Hosted by Yukon Chamber of Commerce (Event)- 10 West Main Event Center- 10 W. Main St.- 8 a.m.
    • Adam Aguilar Band- (Live Music)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- doors at 8:30 p.m.- $5 cover
    • Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day! (Holiday)

    Saturday, January 18

    • Soccer Sign Ups- Hosted by Yukon Soccer Club (Event)- Dale Robertson Center- 1200 Lakeshore Drive- 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.- $60 per player, $5 sibling discount
    • Yukon Nights Cruise-In- Share your car with the community! (Event)- The Plaza at Stone Mill- 1183-1611 S. Yukon Pkwy.- 6 p.m.
    • Kody West- (Live Music)- Grady’s 66 Pub- 444 W. Main St.- 8 p.m.- Contact the Pub for ticket prices
    • Stain the Skin- 90s-today rock covers! (Live Music)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- doors at 8:30 p.m.- $5 cover
    • James McClary- Acoustic Night! (Live Music)- Jojo’s- 1615 S. Mustang Rd.- 9 p.m.- No cover!
    • Winnie the Pooh Day! (Holiday)

    Sunday, January 19

    • Blood Drive- Includes FREE Breakfast! (Event)- St. John Nepomuk Parish Activity Center- 600 Garth Brooks Blvd.- 8 a.m.
    • National Popcorn Day! (Holiday)

    Monday, January 20

    • Cornhole Tournament– hosted by Great Plains Baggers (Event)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- $10 entry fee- download the Scoreholio app
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! (Holiday)

    Tuesday, January 21

    • The Milk Bar– Lactation Support (Support Group)- Yukon Church- 11715 N.W. 10th St.- 12:30 p.m.
    • National Hugging Day! (Holiday)

    Wednesday, January 22

    • Karaoke– With Shane Stone! (Event)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- 9 p.m.
    • National Blonde Brownie Day! (Holiday)

    Thursday, January 23

    • Karaoke– with Shane Stone! (Event)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- 9 p.m.
    • National Pie Day! (Holiday)

    Have a great week!

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    10 Things You Need to Know About the 2020 Census

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    It’s almost time for the 2020 United States Census! Here’s your guide to the 10 things you need to know about the census, how it is taken, and what you can do to get involved!

    1. You should receive your invitation to participate in the U.S. Census by April 1, 2020.
      Every household should receive an invitation to participate in the census by this date. If you do not receive yours, you can call (405) 815-6552 to inquire.

    2. You can now respond online!
      Want to keep from having someone knock on your door to get your count in the census? Fill it out online! It takes less than 15 minutes. Of course, you still have all the traditional ways to respond–you can talk to a census taker in person, talk to someone on the phone, or you can fill out and send in a paper questionnaire. However, the most convenient option for you is to fill it out online, and you are far less likely to have anyone knock on your front door.

    3. Your information is kept strictly confidential.
      In fact, it is illegal for your information to be shared with any government agency, and anyone that does so can face severe penalties. Your information is kept private and confidential. The goal of the census is to count the physical amount of people in this country. Because of that, none of your information can be reported to the IRS, FBI, or immigration enforcement. Also, your eligibility to receive government benefits is not affected by your participation in the census.  

    4. The census determines the amount of federal funding Oklahoma will receive.
      According to www.okletscount.org, Oklahoma could lose up to $1,675 per person without accurate census numbers. Do we want our piece of the nation’s 675 billion dollar “budget pie”? Then it is super important for us to fill out our census forms. Also, if we are struck with a natural disaster, FEMA gives us aid based on these numbers.

    5. Oklahoma is 100,000 people away from gaining another U.S. Representative.
      Census numbers are used to reapportion U.S. Congress. If our census numbers show that Oklahoma has grown by at least 100,000 people, then we could gain another seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Another seat means another vote in congress.

    6. Census data is used for redistricting.
      After every census, federal and state legislative districts are redrawn to accommodate the shift in population. Your participation in the census helps to give a better idea of where these boundaries should be, ensuring that all of us (and all of our votes) are appropriately represented in state and local governments.

    7. Federal student grants are determined from the most recent census data.
      Each state’s colleges and universities are given federal funds based on census data to distribute for student grants. Grants are funds that you DO NOT have to pay back. If we do not have an accurate census number, then our state might not get as much money to go into the hands of our students attending our state’s colleges and universities. Accurate census data also gives these places more money to provide better safety, wellness programs, and other things that directly benefit students.

    8. The census plays a role in local schools and economies.
      Schools use census data to make their school district’s boundaries to prevent overcrowding. Municipalities use census data to determine where to place emergency services and where more public services may be needed. Both small and big box businesses use census data in order to determine the best place to build their next store or business. Accurately filling out your census form could potentially help bring more businesses to Yukon and can make our city a safer place to live.

    9. You can get a job as a census taker.
      Need a job? Go to 2020census.gov/jobs and take a look! Available jobs can include clerks, recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, field supervisors, and census takers. Positions are available nationwide and offer flexible hours such as evenings and weekends.

    10. You can help get everyone counted in the census!
      Do you want to help get accurate census numbers? There are small things you can do to help! First off, share this post to remind people that census time is near. If you are a business owner or supervisor, you can send an email to your employees to remind them to fill out their census data. Another great thing to do would be to add a census reminder to the signature line of your emails.

    The most important thing to remember is that every person counts! In order to get accurate data, we need YOU to participate in the 2020 census!

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    Coffee Chronicles

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    January 10, 2020

    Wow! So good to be back together again for Friday Morning Coffee. Youth and Family Services hosted the large, happy crowd this morning.

    Carol Plemmons with Youth and Family welcomed everyone. They had their 82nd adoption recently and are so excited about helping children and their families. They need foster families. Please reach out to them if you can help.

    April Bow invited everyone to the Chamber Gala, January 31 at the Palace Event Center. Ask her about the Golden Ticket! This is going to be so fun!

    Sherry Poage and Terry Martin teamed up to announce Mardi Gras on Main at the Dale Robertson Center on February 22. Lagniappe, “a little something extra.” Plan now to attend.

    Chris West announced his campaign to continue as Canadian County Sheriff. He said he so honored to be our sheriff and would appreciate our vote.

    Marie Hurst, Court Clerk and President of Historic Fort Reno also announced she will run for office as Court Clerk.

    Yukon Parks and Rec will host their annual Daddy Daughter dance Saturday, January 25. Dance times for ages 4 thru 8 are 3:00 to 4:30 pm and 5:00 thru 6:30 pm. Ages 9-12 will dance between 7: and 8:30 pm. See any Parks and Rec location for information and tickets.

    D’Lynne McDaniel happily pointed out the new t-shirts being sported by Yukon Public Schools employees. They earned “Best Work Place” for the 4th year in a row. They are also partnering with SWOSU to give students more opportunities for college credit.

    Come join the fun next week at 10 West Main. 

    ~The Kitchen Sink

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    What’s Up, Week? -A Weekly Event Calendar

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    Friday, January 10

    • Matt Cowell- (Live Music)- Homestead on Route 66- 629 W. Main St.- 7:30 p.m.
    • Bad Influence– Rock & Roll covers! (Live Music)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- doors at 8:30 p.m.- $5 cover
    • Jared Deck– (Live Music)- Grady’s 66 Pub- 444 W. Main St.- 9 p.m.- $7 cover
    • Houseplant Appreciation Day! (Holiday)

    Saturday, January 11

    • Diaper Dash- hosted by the City of Yukon- Jackie Cooper Gymnasium- 1024 E. Main St.- 10:30 a.m.- FREE to enter
    • FREE Boot Camp Class- all ages and fitness levels welcome! (Fitness Class)- Sky Nutrition- 1111 S. Ranchwood Blvd.- 1 p.m.
    • Black Water Bridge- (Live Music)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- doors at 8:30 p.m.- $5 cover
    • Chris Jones & the Flycatchers- (Live Music)- Grady’s 66 Pub- 444 W. Main St.- 9 p.m.- No Cover!
    • Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day! (Holiday)

    Sunday, January 12

    • National Pharmacist Day! (Holiday)

    Monday, January 13

    • Mustang/Yukon La Leche League- breastfeeding support! (Meeting)- Integris Canadian Valley Hospital Conference Room- 1201 Health Center Pkwy.- 5:30 p.m.
    • Cornhole Tournament– hosted by Great Plains Baggers (Event)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- $10 entry fee- download the Scoreholio app
    • National Rubber Duckie Day! (Holiday)

    Tuesday, January 14

    • The Milk Bar– Lactation Support (Support Group)- Yukon Church- 11715 N.W. 10th St.- 12:30 p.m.
    • Dessert Social- hosted by Here at Home Senior Care (Event)- Dale Robertson Center- 1200 Lakeshore Dr.- 11:30 a.m.
    • Dress Up Your Pet Day! (Holiday)

    Wednesday, January 15

    • Karaoke– With Shane Stone! (Event)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- 9 p.m.
    • National Bagel Day! (Holiday)

    Thursday, January 16

    • Karaoke– with Shane Stone! (Event)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- 9 p.m.
    • Appreciate a Dragon Day! (Holiday)

    Have a great week!

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    Adoptable Pet of the Week

    black and white rat terrier up for adoption

    This week’s adoptable pet is a newbie to the shelter!

    She hasn’t been given a name yet, but what we do know is that she is 100% sweet! This little rat terrier ended up at the shelter because her human got sick, and she doesn’t understand why she no longer has a home. She’s an older lady, but she still has a lot of love to give. You can even tell by the heart markings in her fur! 

    Oftentimes, senior dogs are overlooked in shelters in favor of small puppies. Taking in an older dog has its perks because they are typically house trained, generally have better manners, and are more mellow in personality and activity level. 

    This little lady would love to be the newest member of your family! If you are interested in adopting her or providing a foster home, contact Pets and People Humane Society at (405) 350-7387. You can also send an email to info@petsandpeople.com to ask any questions. 

    As always, you can visit any of the Pets and People animals during normal shelter hours. We here at Yukon’s Best would love to see this beautiful girl go to a loving family to spend the rest of her days. For that reason, she is our Adoptable Pet of the Week!

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    What’s Up, Week? -A Weekly Events Calendar

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    Friday, December 13

    • 80’z Enuf– Early MTV Hits! (Live Music)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- doors at 8:30 p.m.- $8 cover
    • Community Coffee– hosted by Yukon Chamber of Commerce! (Event)- 1150 Garth Brooks Blvd., Suite 1141- 8 a.m.- Bring an unwrapped toy!
    • National Hot Cocoa Day! (Holiday)

    Saturday, December 14

    • Czech Christmas Market – an outdoor market in the fashion of the old world markets featuring holiday fare, gifts, and food items. 10 West Main. 3 p.m.-8 p.m.
    • Pet Adoptions- hosted by Helping Paws Animal Rescue (Event)- PetSmart- 1648 Garth Brooks Blvd.- 12 p.m.
    • Charity Auction and Raffle– to benefit Toys for Tots! (Fundraiser)- Henry Hudson’s Pub- 601 S. Mustang Rd.- 6 p.m.
    • O’ What Fun it is to Ride– Hosted by Yukon BMX (Event)- Yukon BMX Raceway- 411 N. 11th St.- 2 p.m.- Bring an unwrapped toy and race for $5
    • 36 Inches– (Live Music)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- doors at 8:30 p.m.- $5 cover
    • Roast Chestnuts Day! (Holiday)

    Sunday, December 15

    • A Very Surrey Christmas– parade and celebration! (Event)- The Golf Club at Surrey Hills- 11340 Surrey Hills Blvd.- 2 p.m.
    • Bill of Rights Day! (Holiday)

    Monday, December 16

    • Registered Nurse Hiring Event– apply online beforehand, and come prepared with ID and shot records! (Event)- Integris Canadian Valley Hospital- 1201 Health Center Pkwy.- 4 p.m.
    • Cornhole Tournament– hosted by Great Plains Baggers (Event)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- $10 entry fee.

    Tuesday, December 17

    • The Milk Bar– Lactation Support (Support Group)- Yukon Church- 11715 N.W. 10th St.- 12:30 p.m.
    • Holiday Party– featuring the Mystery Dates! (Event)- Dale Robertson Center- 1200 Lakeshore Dr.- 5:30 p.m.
    • Grief Care Group– Hosted by Ingram, Smith, & Turner Mortuary (Support Group)- Fairfield Inn & Suites- 1520 Garth Brooks Blvd.- 6 p.m.
    • National Maple Syrup Day! (Holiday)

    Wednesday, December 18

    • In-Store Hiring Event- come ready to interview! (Event)- Braum’s- 1304 Garth Brooks Blvd.- 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
    • Cookies & Cocoa with Santa– hosted by True Sky Credit Union (Event)- 1301 S. Ranchwood Blvd.- 2:30 p.m.
    • Forever Yours Dog Rescue at Freddy’s!– Eat at Freddy’s, and 15% is donated to Forever Yours! (Event)- 1680 Garth Brooks Blvd., Suite 115- 5 p.m.
    • Karaoke– With Shane Stone! (Event)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- 9 p.m.
    • Bake Cookies Day! (Holiday)

    Thursday, December 19

    • Karaoke– with Shane Stone! (Event)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- 9 p.m.
    • National Oatmeal Muffin Day! (Holiday)

    Have a great week!

    Did we miss something? Send a message to rachel@yukonsbest.com.