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Rev. Robert Eugene (Gene) Hulsey Feb. 5, 1925 - June 8, 2020Rev. Robert Eugene (Gene) Hulsey gained his eternal reward i...
06/10/2020

Rev. Robert Eugene (Gene) Hulsey
Feb. 5, 1925 - June 8, 2020

Rev. Robert Eugene (Gene) Hulsey gained his eternal reward in heaven on Monday, June 8, 2020, in Bethany, OK. Gene exemplified his life’s motto: “Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.” Pastor, chaplain, counselor, and patriarch, his love for Christ was evident to all he met—and he was sure to call each person “friend.”

Gene was born to Emmett and Anna Hulsey on February 5, 1925, in Evansville, IN. After receiving a call to ministry at the age of 5, he preached his first sermon at age 12, and eventually graduated from God’s Bible College in 1942. On August 13, 1944, after a month-long courtship, he married Dorothy Rowan in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Gene pastored in eleven different churches across the United States before settling in Oklahoma City in 1986. He then became the first Protestant chaplain at Mercy Hospital and served in that capacity for 16 years. A talented singer and pianist, Gene traveled with a singing quartet in his youth, and continued to worship publicly and privately his whole life. He was also known for his quick wit, sly smile, and ready laugh. But, most of all, his Godly wisdom, deep, steadfast prayer life, and example of Christlikeness are his legacy that will endure.

Gene was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy, his parents, as well as his sister, Thelma (Hulsey) Shortreed, and grandson-in-law, Eric King. He is survived by his children, Steve Hulsey (Jan) and Sharon Smith (Doyle); six beloved grandchildren: Janna Rothwell (Tim), Rachel Smith, Jill King, Jeffrey Smith (Theresa), Aaron Smith (Sara), and Jessica McDaniel (Mike); and 12 great-grandchildren: Morgan Hardin (Ben) & Evan Rothwell, Peyton, Kaylen, & Emerson King, Kaedan, Benjamin, & Ian Smith, Austin & Riley Smith, and Caleb & Audra McDaniel.

Viewing will be Sunday, 11am-9pm, with family present from 5-7pm at Mercer-Adams. Celebration of life services are Monday, June 15 at 10 a.m. in the Atrium at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene with interment in Yukon Cemetery. Memorial donations in his name can be made to the Gerald Gassett Memorial Dental Clinic in eSwatini, Africa, in care of Bethany First Church of the Nazarene, 6789 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK 73008. To share a memory or condolence, visit www.mercer-adams.com.

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06/09/2020

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06/04/2020

Education department publishes framework for school districts as they plan for next school year

The Oklahoma State Department of Education has published a framework for Oklahoma school districts as they plan for the 2020-21 school year. Return to Learn Oklahoma: A Framework for Reopening Schools includes a host of considerations for how districts can plan for a variety of contingencies that may impact the upcoming school year amid continued incidence of COVID-19.

“Educators know students will experience greater learning losses this year, given that the ‘summer slide’ has been compounded by the unconventional ending of the spring term,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister.

06/04/2020

Blood institute providing free COVID antibodies tests

The Oklahoma Blood Institute announced it will provide free COVID-19 antibody tests for all blood donors eighteen and older.

Oklahoma Blood Institute is the first blood center in the state to offer COVID-19 antibody screening service to its donors.

This testing initiative, provided at all donor centers and mobile blood drives, comes in the wake of an immediate need for blood donations due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations. Healthy donors are urged to give blood, and appointments are encouraged to allow for recommended social distancing.

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06/02/2020

SHOP LOCAL: C&J Sporting Goods provides high-quality weapons and accessories at great prices, and has served the Bethany community for more than two decades!

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06/01/2020

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State no longer listing COVID-19 data by city, listing by county only - 83% of cases recoveredThe state is no longer rep...
06/01/2020

State no longer listing COVID-19 data by city, listing by county only - 83% of cases recovered

The state is no longer reporting cases by city or zip code, due to an executive order that expired Sunday, May 31.

The state is reporting 6,573 total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, up from 6,506 yesterday, an increase of 67.

To date, there have been 5,511 recoveries. Of the 6,573 cases reported in Oklahoma, more than 83 percent have recovered. The state reports recoveries as those currently not hospitalized or deceased and 14 days after onset/report. (As of June 1).

There are 728 active cases in the state.

334 total deaths are being reported.

For more information, including age demographics and more, visit https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

The Tribune's current edition is free online for a limited timeBe sure to check out this week's edition! Click on the li...
05/29/2020

The Tribune's current edition is free online for a limited time

Be sure to check out this week's edition! Click on the link below to be redirected to it.

Are you a local business owner reopening after being shut down during the "shelter-in-place" order set forth by the governor? One of the best ways to let people know about your business is to reach our thousands of dedicated readers in print and online with one of our marketing packages, geared to best meet your needs.

Call, email or visit our website for more information. You can reach us at (405) 789-1962 and Managing Editor Matt Montgomery can be reached directly at [email protected].

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COVID-19 in Bethany, Warr Acres: 25 cases in Bethany, 15 in Warr AcresThe state is reporting 6,229 total confirmed posit...
05/27/2020

COVID-19 in Bethany, Warr Acres: 25 cases in Bethany, 15 in Warr Acres

The state is reporting 6,229 total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, up from 6,137 yesterday, an increase of 92. Each day, there has been, on average, about 90 new reported cases of coronavirus.

There are 772 active cases. And, 322 total deaths are being reported.

In Bethany, there have been 25 cases of COVID-19, up from 23 last week and 16 two weeks ago. Of the 25, 23 have recovered. There has been one death, and that occurred early on, more than two months ago.

Warr Acres has had 15 cases, with 11 of those are recovered, and there have been zero deaths.

To date, there have been 5,135 recoveries. The state reports recoveries as those currently not hospitalized or deceased and 14 days after onset/report. (As of May 27)

For more information, including age demographics and more, visit https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov

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05/26/2020

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Memorial Day memories: capture the moment and share with us!We want to showcase you and your Memorial Day memories. Send...
05/25/2020

Memorial Day memories: capture the moment and share with us!

We want to showcase you and your Memorial Day memories.

Send your pictures and/or videos from Memorial Day to possibly be used in this week’s print edition of the Bethany Tribune, and online!

Either post pics or videos here or email them to managing editor Matt Montgomery at [email protected]! Deadline is no later than 9 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday.

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05/22/2020

Shop Local: support your local, veteran-owned Bethany business with more than 25 years operating in the community!!!

NEW ARRIVALS we have a good selection of guns and we have the amo to go with them.

Governor snuffs out medical marijuana reforms
05/22/2020
Stitt snuffs out medical marijuana program reforms

Governor snuffs out medical marijuana reforms

Gov. Kevin Stitt vetoed the medical marijuana program reforms included in HB 3228 on Monday, May 21, 2020. The bill passed the Legislature by wide margins.

Share your favorite pictures from the BHS graduation parade route from today, Thursday!The Bethany Tribune wants to publ...
05/22/2020

Share your favorite pictures from the BHS graduation parade route from today, Thursday!

The Bethany Tribune wants to publish and post your favorite pictures from the Bethany High School graduation parade route from today!

DEADLINE FOR MAY 29 EDITION IS MONDAY, MAY 25.

Share your pictures with us. Include the grads' names as well. Also, if you want to email your pictures to us to print in next week's edition, email them to Managing Editor Matt Montgomery at [email protected].

Icons begins tackle football June 1Looking for 9U and 10U players
05/21/2020

Icons begins tackle football June 1
Looking for 9U and 10U players

Honoring veterans: C&J Sporting Goods in Bethany is a veteran-owned, local business with more than 25 years of history i...
05/21/2020

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BPD releases investigative report on 7-11 shooting from May 7
05/20/2020

BPD releases investigative report on 7-11 shooting from May 7

19 of 23 Bethany COVID-19 confirmed cases are recoveredAccording to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, there have ...
05/20/2020

19 of 23 Bethany COVID-19 confirmed cases are recovered

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, there have been 23 reported cases of COVID-19 with Bethany residents and 19 of those have recovered. There has been one coronavirus-related death in Bethany.

In Warr Acres, there have been 15 positive cases, with zero deaths and 11 recoveries.

The state is reporting 5,532 total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, up from 5,489 yesterday, an increase of 43.

There are 967 active cases.

299 total deaths are being reported.

To date, there have been 4,266 recoveries. The state reports recoveries as those currently not hospitalized or deceased and 14 days after onset/report. (As of May 20)

For more information, including age demographics and more, visit https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov

Nancy WilhelmAugust 5, 1948 - April 10, 2020   Nancy Wilhelm was born to Cecil and Maxine King on August 5, 1948.    She...
05/20/2020

Nancy Wilhelm
August 5, 1948 - April 10, 2020

Nancy Wilhelm was born to Cecil and Maxine King on August 5, 1948.

She was born and raised in Bethany. She attended Bethany Schools throughout her education.

Nancy graduated in 1966 from Bethany High School. She married Richard Wilhelm, the love of her life, in December 1994.

She is survived by her husband, four siblings, five children, 15 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Services are 2 p.m. May 23 at The Good Fight Church, 500 East Main in Yukon.

Warr Acres salon owner organizes rally at capitol over unemployment problems
05/20/2020
Dozens rally at Oklahoma Capitol over unemployment problems

Warr Acres salon owner organizes rally at capitol over unemployment problems

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dozens of people rallied at the state Capitol on Monday, complaining that their state unemployment claims aren't being processed. Most of those who gathered on the...

Bethany Schools $7.1 million bond issue set for August 25   On Tuesday, August 25, voters in the Bethany school district...
05/19/2020

Bethany Schools $7.1 million bond issue set for August 25

On Tuesday, August 25, voters in the Bethany school district will consider a $7.1 million bond proposal to increase student and community safety, add needed classrooms and maintain high-quality learning environments.

If voters approve the bond proposal, Bethany will undertake three projects.

The first project is for safe rooms and a classroom addition. According to the school’s website, funds will allow the construction of a new building that will serve two important roles. The first is the classroom building will be constructed in such a way that it will also serve as a safe room to protect students, teachers and staff from tornadoes and other high-wind events.

Other projects include the construction of a connecting hallway between the middle school and high school, as well as an enclosure on the west side of the middle school.

Be sure to pick up Friday's Tribune for more information on the bond issue.

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05/19/2020

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COVID-19: Bethany numbers rise from 16 to 23 in a week; still one deathThe state is reporting 5,489 total confirmed posi...
05/19/2020

COVID-19: Bethany numbers rise from 16 to 23 in a week; still one death

The state is reporting 5,489 total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, up from 5,398 yesterday, an increase of 91.

Just last week, there were 16 active cases of coronavirus in Bethany, and now there are 23, according to the health department. Eighteen of the 23 are recovered and there has still been one death in Bethany.

Warr Acres numbers rise from nine to 14, with zero deaths.

There are 1,060 active cases.

294 total deaths are being reported.

To date there have been 4,135 recoveries. The state reports recoveries as those currently not hospitalized or deceased and 14 days after onset/report. (As of May 19)

For more information, including age demographics and more, visit https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov

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05/19/2020

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05/19/2020

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05/18/2020

Oklahoma Historical Society seeking COVID-19 stories to document this moment in history

For more than 125 years, the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) has worked to collect, preserve and share Oklahoma’s history, and now is inviting Oklahomans to share their COVID-19 stories, OHS reported.

Just as the OHS has chronicled World War I, the influenza outbreaks in 1918 and 1919, the Great Depression and Okie migration of the 1930s and 1940s, World War II, the 1980s oil bust and other momentous events, they are dedicated to documenting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, OHS reported.

Individuals who would like to share their story can visit www.okhistory.org/covidstories, OHS reported.
The OHS also is collecting materials that commemorate the moment, such as photographs, journals, documents, posters, work schedules, distance learning curricula, signs and other items related to the pandemic.

If anyone is interested in donating an item, they should contact Mallory Covington, archival collections manager, at (405) 522-0876 or [email protected]. Donations and stories will be archived by OHS, and may be included in future exhibits and shared online, OHS reported.

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05/12/2020

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05/12/2020

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120 new COVID-19 cases in 1 day; 72% of cases show recoveries, 5.9% have led to deaths The Oklahoma State Department of ...
05/12/2020

120 new COVID-19 cases in 1 day; 72% of cases show recoveries, 5.9% have led to deaths

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 4,732 total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, up from 4,613 yesterday, an increase of 120.

There are 1,032 active cases.

278 total deaths are being reported.

Bethany has had 16 cases of the virus with 14 recoveries and one death and Warr Acres has had 12 with nine recoveries and zero deaths.

To date there has been 3,423 recoveries. The state reports recoveries as those currently not hospitalized or deceased and 14 days after onset/report. (As of May 12).

About 72 percent of the positive cases of coronavirus have shown recoveries. Only 5.9 percent of the positive cases of coronavirus have led to deaths, according to the data. The rest are still active cases, according to the guidelines of how the state classifies recoveries.

For more information, including age demographics and more, visit https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov

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05/11/2020

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05/11/2020

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Bethany still at 16 COVID-19 cases, 14 recovered; Warr Acres at 12 with 9 recoveredThe Oklahoma State Department of Heal...
05/11/2020
COVID-19 | Oklahoma State Department of Health |

Bethany still at 16 COVID-19 cases, 14 recovered; Warr Acres at 12 with 9 recovered

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 4,613 total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, up from 4,589 yesterday, an increase of 24.

There are 1,098 active cases.

274 total deaths are being reported.

Since last week, Bethany and Warr Acres numbers have remained the same. There are 16 positive cases of COVID-19 in Bethany with 14 recovered and one death. In Warr Acres, there have been 12 cases with nine recoveries and no deaths.

To date there has been 3,241 recoveries. The state reports recoveries as those currently not hospitalized or deceased and 14 days after onset/report. (As of May 11).

For more information, including age demographics and more, visit https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov.

ATTENTION: All test results conducted through the OSDH public health laboratory are sent to the ordering physician or submitting clinical facility. Results will not be provided by phone, nor will the status of the pending test be advised by phone. If test results are positive, public health official...

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Hello Bethany! My Little Library will enjoy a children's version Grand Opening on Saturday from 11-1. The first 75 visitors will receive a package of cookies. Please join us at 6617 NW 29th Street. Lori
With all the turmoil hitting the city once again, I was just reminded that today is the anniversary of the Bethany 300 group. We started a petition because of wrong doing by the council and were able to take one of their actions to a vote. AND we won. 2015. We took on City Hall and won. We can do it again if need be.
Pretty cool event going on tomorrow for those interested in learning more about Medicare. Just thought I would share
Very well written article about Time Traveler's Clothes Closet!! Excellent 👍
Please share this very important Health Screening event coming to the Bethany area community! St. Mark’s United Methodist Church is hosting the event on November 5th. Screenings check for risk of heart disease, stroke and other preventable disease. Every like, share and tag could help someone at risk of a serious health issue! https://business.facebook.com/events/1172497032943045/
Community health screening at St. Marks UMC this month! https://business.facebook.com/events/160271801587942
Bethany High School students went to Tech Now competition! Students won laptops, computer programs, speakers, headphones, money, and displayed their amazing creations! Computer graphics design class with teacher Cari Ratai Douglas. Such talented young adults. They created cars from paper and race them as well as created many other amazing items. So proud of these Bronchos!
We will be at Ray's to let Kendra know we do not like late term abortions and we want a secure border! Pelosi puppet.. Come join!!!
BETHANY RESIDENT, PCW GRADUATE STEVE SLOAN FEATURED IN DR. K COMEDY SHOW OKLAHOMA CITY - Lifetime Bethany resident Steve Sloan will be the feature act in the Dr. K Comedy Open Mic from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Root in the Paseo art District. The show will be headlined by Andrew Shank of Norman, and admission is free. A portion of Saturday’s show was conceived in December of 1982. When Sloan, then a freshman at New Mexico Military Institute, visited his high school alma mater during his semester break, he spoke about his experiences at the Institute and boot camp to his former speech classmates. Among those listening was Kelly Flanagan (before he was Dr. K), then a junior at Putnam City West High School. Flanagan, who grew up in Bethany, listened as his friend and a thought hit him. “His style and observations showed a natural ability to be funny,” Flanagan said. “That did not surprise me because I’ve known him for a long time. But I thought ‘He should try stand-up comedy.’” Sloan was bombarded by students with questions after his speech, so Flanagan, though he kept contact with Sloan for years, never brought it up. “So he didn’t try it until almost 36 years later,” Flanagan said. The venue where he “tried it” was The Root, located at 3012 N. Walker. Flanagan hosts a comedy show there on the first and third Saturday of every month, where he brings in a top local comic to headline, another local comic to feature, and opens the rest of the show is open to any comedian or wannabe who wants five minutes on stage. Sloan’s transition from wannabe to comedian moved quickly. “He just has a way of making things funny,” Flanagan said. “He showed that back in high school when he played a dirty old man in the musical ‘The Boyfriend’ and when he played Max, the trainer, in ‘Heaven Can Wait.’ Watch the videos of the movie ‘Heaven Can Wait’ or the first movie ‘Here Comes Mr. Jordan.’ Nobody made that character nearly as funny as Steve did.” Those performances earned Sloan the honor of being named “Best Actor” by the Putnam City West Class of ’82. His open mic performances at the Root have earned him a feature spot in the Dr. K Comedy Open Mic. Sloan has attended Dr. K’s performances frequently throughout Flanagan’s 15-year career. This show allowed Flanagan to reciprocate the support. “It’s been fun watching him develop,” Flanagan said. “I think we will be a good fit going on before Andrew.” As well as being one of the area's top comedians, Shank has been a trivia jockey for Challenge Entertainment since 2014. He hosts trivia night at Hey Days in Moore. He was selected to be one of the co hosts of the 2018 National Trivia League Finals in New Orleans! Shank is also the owner of Carpet Cleaning Solutions in Norman. His comedy centers around being old-fashioned stressed out All-American family man. In short, he takes life one anxiety attack at a time. Shank believes in being the change one would want to find, on the ground, in a grocery store parking lot. Like a random $20 bill that brightens a stranger's day. Or at the very least, a silver dollar. "But never a penny. Because nobody bends over for a penny!"
We have nearly 800 square feet of tenant space becoming available January 25, 2019. The space is at 3930 Up North College. The space includes three (3) rooms a bathroom and is all upstairs. The space has been a photography studio, a yoga studio, and most recently The Bethany Stage. If interested please email [email protected]
JULIE DRAKE RETURNS TO HEADLINE DR K SHOW OKLAHOMA CITY _ Julie Drake will be the first repeat headliner and Nora Gnabasik will feature at the Dr. K Comedy Open Mic from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at The Root in the Paseo Art District. Kelly "Dr. K" Flanagan will host the Funniest Free Show in Oklahoma City, as he does on the first and third Saturday of every month. The show will be open mic, so any comedian or wannabe who wants five minutes on stage will be welcome Drake, a finalist in the 2018 Funniest Person in Oklahoma City contest, has been performing on the comedy circuit for two years. Her fast wit and cutting humor on everything from pop culture topics to motherhood has made her a fan favorite. Based in Oklahoma City, Drake has been a finalist in several comedy competitions and has performed in comedy clubs all across the South. She is currently a regular host at The Loony Bin Comedy Club. Dr. K has been booking talent fast for upcoming shows. Michael Mann, winner of the 2018 Funniest Person in Oklahoma City contest, will return to the Dr. K show as a headliner on Feb. 16 and he will also perform in Dr. K's "Comedy Night of Champions" on Feb. 2, the night before the Super Bowl. This show will be open for winners of the Loony Bin's Oklahoma City Comedy Competition, the Othellos Norman Comedy Contest and the Funniest Person in Oklahoma City contest. Zach Smith, the 2016 Funniest Person in Oklahoma City and two-time Othellos champion, has already committed to perform as well as past FPIOKC champions Alex Sanchez and C.J. Lance. A Dr. K favorite, Andrew Shank, will be headlining the Funniest Free Show in Oklahoma City for the second time on Jan. 19. The Root is a music venue, that serves wine and specializes in craft beer, located at 3012 N Walker.
FUNNY PATRIOTS PC West alums star in Dr. K Comedy OKLAHOMA CITY _ Is Putnam City West the funniest high school in Oklahoma City? The alumni of the school on the shores of Lake Overholser has six comedians in the local market now and three of them will be featured in "Funny Patriots" at the Dr. K Comedy Open Mic from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at The Root in the Paseo Art District. Kelly "Dr. K" Flanagan, class of 1984, hosts the show, as he does on the first and third Saturday of every month. He is joined by his long time friend Steve Sloan, class of '82 and Brandon Killough, class of 2005. The open mic portion of the Funniest Free Show in Oklahoma City will be open to any comedian or wannabe who wants five minutes on stage. But it is also open to any Putnam City West alum who wants to share funny memories about high school. Dr. K has even written a parody of his alma mater's fight song. "Go funny Patriots. Laugh at Putnam West. Nothing is as amusing as a minute man in blue and gold. Ha, ha, ha. Go funny Patriots, PC West for life. We will still honor OJ, not the one who killed his wife." The Root, at 3012 N. Walker, is an entertainment venue that serves craft beer and wine. https://youtu.be/6NKx4jQPjvg