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

    person playing soccer on a field

    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!

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

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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

    coffee beans with "Coffee Chronicles"

    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

    close up of a person standing over guitar pedals

    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!

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

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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

    girl decorating christmas tree

    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!

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    Adoptable Pet of the Week

    Roxy, the tand and white pit/lab mix

    This week’s adoptable pet is Roxy, and she will melt your heart with those soulful, adoring eyes!

    Roxy is a tan and white pit/lab mix. She is very social dog that loves to play, and she especially loves kids! She is house trained and up to date on all vaccinations. Roxy is best suited for a home where she is the only pet. She loves all the attention!

    Roxy has gained a little bit of weight since she has been at the shelter, but she’ll get her “ Foxy Roxy” figure back as soon as she gets into a family where there is regular interaction and play time. She is very sad at the shelter, and she would love to come home and have some family bonding before Christmas.

    If you would like to take Roxy in as a foster or even add her to your family, contact Pets & People Humane Society at (405) 350-7387. You can also send an email to info@petsandpeople.com to ask any questions or set up a visit.

    Roxy, and other animals like her, deserve to experience the magic of Christmas in a warm bed and a loving family. Any time you adopt a pet from a shelter, you are saving two lives–the one you adopt, and the one that can be saved from a kill shelter. So, if you are a sucker for those precious eyes and adorable underbite, Roxy is your girl!

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    Coffee Chronicles

    coffee beans with "Coffee Chronicles"

    December 6, 2019

    The mad cap Friday coffee was hosted this morning at City Hall. Clint Eaves did his usual knock-out, full breakfast. Thank you, City of Yukon!!

    A very special lady came this morning. None other than Mrs. Claus came to share Christmas Cheer. She will be at Christmas in the Park so be sure to go see her. 

    Two other quite famous people, Nutcracker dancers, Phil Carson and Earline Smaistrla, in full regalia, made their bows and invited everyone to the performances of the Nutcracker this weekend.

    Yukon Parks and Recreation Diaper Drive for the Children’s Center is in full swing. The Children’s Center uses 10,000 diapers per week. They are a non-profit hospital in Bethany that serves children with complex medical and physical disabilities. Please help by taking a package of diapers to any Parks and Recreation location or bring them to Friday coffee. Pampers and Huggies are preferred because of sensitivity issues with the kids.

    Jenna Roberson reported there is Reindeer poop in the parks. It’s glittery and glows in the dark. If you find some, turn it in and get a free train ride!

    Jim Poe said next Saturday is Santa’s Toy Shoppe. There are over 400 children being represented and they can use all the help they can get.

    Speaking of Santa’s Toy Shoppe, they will host the Friday coffee next week. They are located in the old Hibbett’s store, by Vintage Stock, in Chisholm Center.  Please bring a toy. And, diapers!

    See you next Friday!

    ~The Kitchen Sink

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

    Christmas Street Lantern

    Friday, December 6

    • Community Coffee– hosted by the Yukon Chamber of Commerce (Event)- Yukon City Hall- 500 W. Main St.- 8 a.m.
    • Stars– Variety band playing your favorite hits! (Live Music)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- 8:30 p.m.- $10 cover
    • Stoney LaRue & Jared Deck– music and fun! (Live Music)- Grady’s 66 Pub- 444 W. Main St.- 7 p.m.
    • Saint Nicholas Day! (Holiday)

    Saturday, December 7

    • Mayor’s Christmas Party for Kids– hosted by The City of Yukon (Event)- Dale Robertson Center- 1200 Lakeshore Dr.- 9:30 a.m.
    • Christ’s Closet Christmas Extravaganza– charity clothing and gifts (Event)- Christ’s Church Yukon- 620 Vandament Ave.- 11 a.m.
    • Grady’s 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off– Proceeds Benefit Integris Cancer Foundation (Fundraiser)- Grady’s 66 Pub- 444 W. Main St.- 3 p.m.
    • The Magic of Christmas Kids Cooking Class- come make gingerbread cookies! (Event)- Smart Saver- 1201 Cornwell Drive- $ p.m.
    • The Nutcracker– with Central Oklahoma Ballet and the Oklahoma Community Orchestra (Event)- Yukon Fine Arts Center- 850 Yukon Ave.- 8 p.m.- Tickets $15.50 online, $20 at the door
    • Highway 420– come out for music, drinks, and friends! (Live Music)- Grady’s 66 Pub- 444 W. Main St.- 9 p.m.
    • Blackout Party Featuring the Jason Young Band– Wear all black! (Live Music)- Jojo’s- 1615 S. Mustang Rd.- 9 p.m.
    • Lip Service– 80s Rock Tribute band (Live Music)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- 9:30 p.m.
    • Pearl Harbor Day (Holiday)

    Sunday, December 8

    • The Nutcracker– with Central Oklahoma Ballet and the Oklahoma Community Orchestra (Event)- Yukon Fine Arts Center- 850 Yukon Ave.- 4:30 p.m.- Tickets $15.50 online, $20 at the door
    • Pet Pictures with Santa– proceeds go to Pets and People & The Friends of Mustang Animal shelter (Event) – Pawtopia: Your Pet’s Nutritionist- 12 p.m.- $20 donation
    • National Brownie Day! (Holiday)

    Monday, December 9

    • National Pastry Day! (Holiday)
    • La Leche League– topics: first solids and weaning strategies (Event)- Integris Canadian Valley Hospital- 1201 Health Center Pkwy.- 5:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, December 10

    • SeniorDessert Social– seniors: Hosted by Here at Home Senior Care (Event)- Dale Robertson Center- 1200 Lakeshore Dr.- 11:30 a.m.
    • The Milk Bar– Lactation Support (Support Group)- Yukon Church- 11715 N.W. 10th St.- 12:30 p.m.
    • YHS Soccer Parent/Player Meeting– hear from boosters, trainers, and coaches (Event)- Yukon High School Library- 1777 S. Yukon Pkwy.- 6 p.m.
    • Human Rights Day (Holiday)

    Wednesday, December 11

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

    Thursday, December 12

    • Yukon Chamber Christmas Membership Luncheon– Members: Come have lunch! (Event)- Yukon Chamber of Commerce- 10 W. Main St., Suite 130- 11:30 a.m.
    • Matt Cowell– music, food, and wine! (Live Music)- Homestead on Route 66- 629 W. Main St.- 7:30 p.m.
    • Service of Remembrance– intended for those that have lost a pregnancy, infant, or child (Event)- Integris Canadian Valley Hospital- 1201 Health Center Pkwy.- 6 p.m.
    • Karaoke– with Shane Stone! (Event)- 40 West Bar & Grill- 501 N. Mustang Rd.- 9 p.m.
    • Poinsettia Day (Holiday)

    Have a great week!

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

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    Adoptable Pet of the Week

    black and white cat named Andi

    Attention, cat lovers–Andi is this week’s Adoptable Pet of the Week! 

    Andi is a young, small, short haired, black and white tuxedo cat. She is such a sweet little lady, and she is looking for her Christmas miracle–a family to love her and a place to call home!

    She is best suited for a home with older children or a home with no kids–she thinks loud noises are really scary. Andi will be great in a home with other cats, or even small, calm dogs. She is super affectionate, and she loves to get scratches on her ears and on her chin.

    If you would like to take Andi in as a foster or even add her to your family, contact Pets & People Humane Society at (405) 350-7387. You can also send an email to info@petsandpeople.com to ask any questions or set up a visit.

    If you are considering adopting a cat, please reach out. Often times, cats are overlooked and remain in animal shelters much longer than necessary. Andi is a good girl, and she would love to be your new best friend!