By Christina Rink, Covington correspondent
Enid News & Eagle
A Christmas Bazaar and Food Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29-30 at Tri County Senior Center, sponsored by the Covington Historical Society, for those who wish to do their Christmas shopping in Covington.
The Covington Historical Society met Nov. 13 at Tri County Senior Center. It was revealed St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery records have been obtained, and plans were made to draw up a constitution for the organization.
The society will start taking up donations at their meetings to be applied for expenses. Donations will be taken for people wanting to visit the historical society.
Items will be housed in the west room of the Tri County Senior Center. Donations from estates and private collections are greatly appreciated for the historical society collection.
Details were discussed concerning the Christmas Bazaar to be held at the center. The next meeting will be 10 a.m. Dec. 4. Anyone interested in Covington’s history is welcome to attend.
Those attending the November meeting were: Zoe and Herbert Bolz, Loretta Bell, Dorothy Murphy, Arba Pope, Annette Tooman, Christina Rink, Linda Postier and Susan Grantz.
Veterans Day was observed Nov. 12 at the Covington-Douglas Memorial Gym, sponsored by American Legion Post 190 with the Covington-Douglas schools participating. The colors were posted by Jerry Knouse and Buell Olmstead of Post 190. Courtney McDonald sang the national anthem, and Diana Millsap delivered both the invocation and benediction. Master Sgt. Briana Edson, of the Air Force, was guest speaker.
The Covington-Douglas band played the “Armed Forces Theme” and “American Spirit Overture.” Trae Simpson played “Taps.” Jessica Parsons read “In Flanders Fields,” while Calli Kaiser and Anthony Garcia presented poppies. Computer II class members Dusty Russell, Nereyda Rojo, Trae Simpson, Cole Smith and Alan Wilson presented a memorial slide show.
After the program, veterans and their spouses were treated to a dinner at the Tri County Senior Center, complements of Post 190. The Covington-Douglas National Honor Society and the FCCLA Chapters helped serve and provided desserts.
On Monday, the fifth- and sixth-grade basketball teams will travel to Medford, with games starting at 4:30 p.m.
There will be no school Nov. 21-23 for Thanksgiving break.
The fifth- through eighth-grade basketball teams will travel to Deer Creek-Lamont on Nov. 26 and will travel to Mulhall-Orlando Nov. 29, with game times at 4:30 p.m.
The high school Wildcats will start basketball by hosting Pond Creek-Hunter Nov. 27, and will travel to Waukomis Nov. 30, with all games starting at 6:30 p.m.
On Nov. 28, the seventh- and eighth-grade Academic District Tournament will be held at 2 p.m. at Drummond.