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    Who’s Ready to Rock the Route?!

    View down Route 66, looking towards the Rock the Route stage.

    We are just hours away from the big event! The City of Yukon is working hard to make this year’s Rock the Route the best one yet.

    The event starts TONIGHT at 6 p.m. As we mentioned here, the headliner for tonight’s show is Pat Green, with special guest Read Southall Band. The opening act is the Wight Lighters.

    You can find out more about this event, including what you can bring, and what you cannot, visit the City of Yukon’s Rock the Route page.

    Head out for some free fun, but please remember to do so responsibly!

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    Looking for Yukon’s Best job applicant

    Are you interested in reporting Yukon news? You could be the next writer for Yukon’s Best!

    You must be able to…

    • Produce well-written articles
    • Interview various members of the community
    • Take initiative in finding entertaining and relevant material
    • Create articles and post them in a timely manner
    • Attend local events, take pictures, and obtain quotes
    • Be comfortable managing a social media presence
    • Sell advertisements

    Requirements…

    • An understanding of journalism. (A degree in journalism/mass communications is a plus)
    • 18 or more years old
    • Comfortable in social situations
    • Love of Yukon (knowledge of Yukon is a plus)
    • Positive attitude

    Pay based on experience.

    To apply, email us at hello@yukonsbest.com with your name in the subject line. Please include why you want to work at Yukonsbest.com, why we should choose you, and your most recent resume. Remember, we are looking for someone fun! Please, no boring typical job hunt answers. Good luck!

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    Coffee Chronicles

    coffee beans with "Coffee Chronicles"

    August 23, 2019

    After prayer and the flag salute, Gayla Lutts welcomed the rather large crowd to the Canadian Valley Technology Center this morning. Their kitchen served a really nice selection of juice, coffee, pastries and fruit.

    Scott Girardin with Restore Window Cleaning has a special on commercial window cleaning, call him today, 405-317-9898.

    The Gala for Gateway Expressway Testing is planned for November 7. Contact Julia Seay for more information.

    Rick Caccini announced the Bedlam Blood Drive, Tuesday, September 3, at the Mabel Fry Library, 1200 Lakeshore Drive. The Bloodmobile will be there from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Wait ‘til you see the shirts!

    The Gala for the Veterans Museum will be September 5. Contact Rick or someone at the Museum for tickets or more information.

    Rick also encouraged people to become CASA volunteers.

    Vickie McKee with Manna Pantry said to give business to the tree guy, Ben Martin, because he helped them at their building.

    Ramona Ritchie, also with Manna Pantry, said they really need volunteers.

    Andrea Griffith, Parks and Rec promoted all the events and activities planned by the city for the next few months. The new guide is available at all Parks and Rec locations.

    D’Lynn McDaniel was excited about the first Beautiful Day celebration today at LES. Every child with a birthday this month will be celebrated. Next week they go to IES.

    Ken Wilkins said there was an excellent turn out for the Youth and Family Services benefit shoot. Carol Clemmons said thank you to everyone that supported the event.

    Fantanza 500 Festival is scheduled September 9. Come enjoy celebrating 500 Chamber members.  Lynn Cook has raffle tickets. The event is free.

    Rock the Route coming up Thursday, August 29. Jenna Roberson said it’s her favorite event, like a big block party. Come out for music, food, and fun. 

    The Kitchen Sink

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    What’s up, week? – A weekly event calendar

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    • Back to School Bash – Say bye-bye to summer! (Party) Chester’s Party Barn, 12421 N Mustang Rd. 5:30pm – 7:30pm
    • Meet Me At Main – Cornhole, music, food and more! (Event) 10 W. Main St. 6:00pm
    • Kolby Cooper Music – Live at Grady’s (Concert) Grady’s 66 Pub, 444 W Main St. 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    • National Tell a Joke Day – (Holiday)

    Saturday, August 17, 2019

    • Annual 3D Shoot and Raffle Benefit – Raffle items and door prizes! (Benefit) 328 Elm Ave. 1:00pm – 4:00pm Adults: $20, Ages 13-19: $15, Ages 0-10: $10
    • Rick Jawson – Live at Grady’s (Concert) Grady’s 66 Pub, 444 W Main St. 10:00pm
    • Write-in at Vacca Territory – Yukon Writer’s Society (Meeting) Vacca Territory Creamery & Coffeehouse, 10 W Main St #12. 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    • National Black Cat Appreciation Day– (Holiday)

    Sunday, August 18, 2019

    • Back to School Blessings – Blessing for teachers and students, bring your backpacks! (Event) Grace Church, 720 S. Yukon Pkwy. 9:00am – 12:00pm
    • National Fajitas Day– (Holiday)
    • Find a local church – (Here)

    Monday, August 19, 2019

    • Back to School Skate Night – Come skate! (Event) Yukon On Wheels, 24 E. Main St. 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    • National Soft Ice Cream Day – (Holiday)

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    • CanCo Republican Meeting – For August (Meeting) 100 S. Ranchwood Blvd. 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    • National Radio Day – (Holiday)

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    • Canadian County Free Fair – Free carnival and fair! Wed. – Sat. (Fair) 220 North Country Club Road El Reno, OK 73036. 6:00pm – 10:00pm
    • Back to School Block Party – Celebrate the new school year! (Party) Richland Church of the Nazarene, North, 10825 6th St. 6:30pm – 8:30pm

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    • Canadian County Free Fair – Free carnival and fair! Wed. – Sat. (Fair) 220 North Country Club Road El Reno, OK 73036. 6:00pm – 10:00pm
    • Schlotzsky’s Austin Eatery Grand OpeningWin Free for a year! (Opening) Schlotzsky’s, 12860 NW 10th St. 10:00am – 10:00pm

    Friday, August 23, 2019

    • Canadian County Free Fair – Free carnival and fair! Wed. – Sat. (Fair) 220 North Country Club Road El Reno, OK 73036. 6:00pm – 10:00pm
    • Paint Party – At the Lokal (Party) The Lokal Yukon, 10 W Main St #165. 6:30pm
    • Chad Sullins – Live at Grady’s (Concert) Grady’s 66 Pub, 444 W Main St. 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    • National Ride the Wind Day – (Holiday)

    Did we miss something? Let us know at hello@yukonsbest.com. Have a great week!

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    Free Schlotzsky’s? FOR A YEAR?!

    Yeah, you read that right. You have the opportunity to earn FREE Schlotzsky’s for an entire year.

    But so does everyone else! So be quick!

    Here’s what you need to do.

    • Gather up the whole family on August 22, 2019
    • Go to the new Schlotzsky’s Austin Eatery in Yukon, 12860 NW 10th St.
    • Be one of the first 100 people to buy a Cinnabon 6-pack.

    And there you have it. Three simple steps and you’ll be eating like a king. Don’t be afraid to throw some ‘bows* to make sure you’re the first in line.

    *Yukon’s Best does not condone violence, we just really love cinnamon rolls.

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    Adoptable Pet of The Week

    Meet Mouse, from Pets and People!

    If you’re looking for a playful best friend to talk to, you’ve found the right guy. Mouse will always lend an sensitive ear and offer his own two cents in any conversation. It doesn’t matter to him who he pays with, as long as they enjoy a little rough-housing, too, though other cats, small calm dogs, and older children are best. Any toy will do, cat towers, cat toys, paper balls, even paper towel rolls! Mouse is a total “magnet cat”, meaning he’ll be right by your side – or curled in your lap. The perfect buddy is right there at Pets and People, waiting for you.

    All Pets & People cats and kittens – $85.00. This includes vaccinations, worming, feleuk check, microchip and spay/neuter.

    You can find out more about Mouse, or make plans to adopt him here, or contact Pet’s and People at (405) 350-7387.

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    Coffee Chronicles

    coffee beans with "Coffee Chronicles"

    August 9, 2019

    Southwest Covenant Patriot Project hosted the Friday Coffee crowd this morning. Had a big crowd out to enjoy the abundant rain. Well, that plus all the goodies served.

    Jennifer Filippone and the ladies of Patriot Project work hard and this year will donate part of what they earn to Faith Clinic and Reach Ministries.

    Scott Kinney with Trinity Baptist Church opened in prayer followed by the flag salute.

    Grace Enmeier, field representative for US Representative Frank Lucas announced there will be a Town Hall meeting, Tuesday, August 20th, at the Yukon Police Department beginning at 10:00 am. Plan now to be there!

    Carole Clemmons with Youth and Family Services wants everyone to come to Archery Traditions for their benefit shoot on August 17th starting at 1:00. Lots of raffle and door prizes to be won.

    Sheri Poage reminded everyone to check out Cruise-in for a Cause, Thursday, September 12.  Money raised will be donated to Manna Pantry, Compassionate Hands, Gateway Express Testing and Yukon Sharing. Contact Vicki Davis for more information.

    D’Lynn McDaniel with Community Engagement thanked everyone for supporting the New Teacher Luncheon on Tuesday. She said the new teachers were in awe of everything in Yukon. 

    Kyle Worthington announced the Canadian County Free Fair August 22 through 24.

    Come enjoy the chaos that is Friday Coffee next week at the Veteran’s Museum.


    The Kitchen Sink

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    G.E.T. Into Trucks!

    Tomorrow from 10:00am – 1:00pm, there will be an exciting assortment of fun activities at the Yukon Middle School parking lot to help raise funds for Gateway Express Testing to go mobile!

    Entertainment includes a mobile museum, a fashion truck, a tank, a “super secret” reality show truck, a “super secret” clinic truck, and more! You get to vote on which truck or car is your favorite. The winners will be the car and truck that get the most donations to Gateway Express Testing. There are awards for the favorites chosen by voters! You can even vote now by clicking here to see the list and make your selection.

    Multiple food trucks will also be present serving waffles, snow cones, coffee, ice cream, and more! Be sure to bring all your family and friends, and don’t miss this awesome opportunity for a great time.

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    What’s up, week? – A weekly events calendar

    Friday, August 9, 2019

    • Lost Immigrants – Live at Grady’s (Concert) Grady’s 66 Pub, 444 W Main St. 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    • National Book Lovers Day – (Holiday)

    Saturday, August 10, 2019

    • Bohemian Knights – Czech Hall Dance (Dance) Czech Hall, 205 N Czech Hall Rd. 8:00pm – 11:30pm $5 admission.
    • Jason Young Band – Live at Grady’s (Concert) Grady’s 66 Pub, 444 W Main St. 10:00pm
    • National Lazy Day– (Holiday)

    Sunday, August 11, 2019

    • An Accordion Affair – Live musicians (Concert) 205 N Czech Hall Rd. 2:30pm – 4:30pm
    • National Son’s and Daughter’s Day– (Holiday)
    • Find a local church – (Here)

    Monday, August 12, 2019

    • Back to School Night – Meet teachers and more! (Event) Any Yukon Public School 5:00pm – 7:00pm
    • National Middle Child Day – (Holiday)

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    • Back to School Night – Meet teachers and more! (Event) 5:00pm – 7:00pm
    • National Left-Hander’s Day – (Holiday)

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    • Where is it Wednesday – (Post) Instagram @yukonsbest
    • Adoptable Pet of the Week – (Post) from Pets and People yukonsbest.com
    • National Creamsicle Day – (Holiday)

    Thursday, August 15, 2019

    • First Day of School in Yukon! – (Hooray!)
    • National Relaxation Day – (Holiday)

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    • Meet Me At Main – Cornhole, music, food and more! (Event) 10 W. Main St. 6:00pm
    • Kolby Cooper Music – Live at Grady’s (Concert) Grady’s 66 Pub, 444 W Main St. 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    • National Tell a Joke Day – (Holiday)

    Did we miss something? Let us know at hello@yukonsbest.com. Have a great week!