You are invited to attend and exhibit at the Vici Community Free Fair, sponsored by the Vici Lions Club. The Fair will take place in the Vici Fire House.
The date is Monday, August 28, 2017.
Entries must be made and in place by 12:00 noon, Monday, August 28th.
All exhibits will be released at 9:00 p.m. Monday night.
All exhibits of crops must have been raised by exhibitor during the 2016-17 year.
Exhibits must not have been exhibited at the fair before, and must be the work of exhibitor.
Exhibitors must be a resident of the Vici School District.
Complete 4-H list is available from County Extension Office
Limit 2 entries per class.
12 & Under
1/2 pint or Pint
1/2 Pint or Pint
1/2 Pint or Pint
Pint or Quart
Pint or Quart
Pickles, Pint or Quart
160a. Pumpkin, 1 small pie 161. Miniature Pumpkin, 1
167a. Winter Squash, 1
168a. Onions, 6 White
168b. Onions, 6 Red
Ages 2-5, 6-8
K1. Dot to Dot
K2. Finger Painting
K3. Construction Paper Art
K4. Crayon Coloring
K5. Pencil Drawing
K6. Sponge Painting
K7. Play Dough Art
K8. String Art
K9. Plastic Craft
K10. Craft from Kit
K11. Bead Craft
K12. Holiday dec. Christmas K13. Holiday decoration, Other K14. Something from Nothing K15. Junk Art
K16. T-Shirt painting
K17. Hobby Collection
HOBBIES & CRAFTS
Ages 9-13 and 14-Adult
205a. Holiday Ornament
207a. Scrapbook, Whole
Ages 9-13 and 14-Adult
Junior (16 & Under)
The categories for 4-H entries may be found in the Dewey County Fair Book. The guidelines given there for clothing, home environment, food and nutrition, and crafts will also be followed at this fair. If you have any questions concerning this, contact your local 4-H leader or County Extension Office.
KID’S BAKE –OFF
12 & under
Entries must be baked by person who enters
Cakes may be from scratch or a cake mix.
Pie crusts may be homemade or bought.
KB1. Chocolate cake
KB2. White Cake
KB3. Layer Cake
KB4. Decorated Cake
KB5. Other Cake
KB6. Shaped Cake
KB7. Apple Pie
KB8. Pecan Pie
KB9. Cherry Pie
KB10. Other Pie, not crème KB11. Cookie Jar
Grades Pre-K thru 6
3 muffins of any kind on a small, plate, covered
Attach name, and grade to bottom of plate
MM1. First Grade
MM2. Second Grade
MM3. Third Grade
MM4. Fourth Grade
MM5. Fifith Grade
MM6. Sixth Grade
The Vici Indians open the season at home this evening. The Indians will take on Dover at 5:30 pm. Head to the field to support the Indians or watch online at vicivisiontv.com
The Vici Lady Indians will travel to Buffalo for the first game of the season today. Junior High is set to take the field at 4:30 pm followed by the High School. Head to Buffalo or head online at vicivisiontv2.com to cheer the Lady Indians on.
The Western Plains Library’s Bookmobile is a library on wheels. It’s open to all residents of all ages and runs through Leedey, Camargo and Vici on most Thursdays. It’s in Vici today until 2:35 pm. See the full July schedule below. On Tuesday, July 18th they’ll be hosting an Adult Cooking Class at 6:30 pm at Camargo Fire Department – Death By Chocolate. Visit http://www.wplibs.com or call 580-323-0974 for more info.
The end of July marks the end of the 2016-17 season for Vici Vision TV. If you enjoyed baseball, softball, basketball, stock shows or any of the programming throughout the year, stop by and let these businesses know you appreciate it!!
Above, the engine painted on the north wall of the Katy Depot.
The year was 1912. The railroad had just come to Vici, Oklahoma. Close your eyes and imagine the sounds of the Missouri-Texas-Kansas MKT (Katy) Depot. Steam hisses from an engine. A train whistles. A bell clangs. A Model T engine, only in its 4th year of production, cranks. It’s possible a horses nicker or clip clop of hooves could still be heard.
The Katy’s first freight and passenger agent was W.H. Herren, cousin of Walter W. Roan. Roan was agent at Vici for forty years, from January 1931 through January 1971. Earl Cramer was the agent at the time of closing in 1971.
For many years after 1931 there were two passenger trains through Vici each day, handling US Mail and Railway Express. There were two local freight trains running each direction each day hauling carload and LCL freight plus extra freight trains. These local trains moved refrigerated cars three days per week moving fresh meat and cream directly to buyers.
The Katy Depot closed in 1971 but still stands on Houser Street between 7th and 8th Streets.
In 1998 a group of people, including Dewayne Brown, made a museum of the depot. Charter members of the Katy Historical Site included Joe Krows, Everett Hutchens, Pam Hughen, Don Mann, Al Jones, Mick Young, Niles Young, Dewayne Brown, Gayle Hunter, Charles Shaw, Sherrill White, Lavertta Kinney, Charlene White (Belew), Jettie McIntosh (Belew), Arnold Sweet, Leslie White, Illa Gregory, George Harbison, Pat Kelley Baker, David Clem, Margaret Pickering, Alta M Evans, Nevin D Westenhaver, Jan Trimble, Virginia (Speck) Roundtree, Zak & Bill Key, Sherman Pierson, Marvin & Nelda Tebow, Bruce Seidel, and Rob Ritchie.
Locals were invited to house historic artifacts inside the depot for the enjoyment of residents and visitors to the Town of Vici. On a recent visit, I spotted a wooden wall telephone, local livestock brands, MKT stove, railroad lanterns, an adding machine, piano, Chet Spake’s (local telephone company owner) pole spikes, and old MKT desk, a train painted on the wall inside the depot and many, many more items.
Artifacts can be found outside as well, including horse drawn farm equipment, a caboose, and other items.
Interest in the depot has ebbed and flowed over the years. However, the preservation of the depot and the artifacts inside are in dire need of interest. Interest to preserve the structure, interest to preserve the artifacts, interest to preserve the very history of this Town of Vici.
Contact Dewayne Brown at (580) 995-4758 if you would like to help. The need for help includes cleaning, structural repairs, and more.
Do you have a memory from the Katy Depot or from other times throughout Vici’s history? The Vici Vision would like to hear from you. Contact us by phone at (580)995-3425, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at PO Box 2, Vici OK 73859.
Here are a couple of depot memories relayed to me by my own family.
My grandpa, Delbert Vaughan, along with Dychie Dewayne Turner and Arthur Fasauer boarded the train at Katy Depot when they left for World War II.
My grandparents, Delbert and Evelynn Vaughan, boarded the train at Katy Depot in Vici and traveled to Wichita Falls, TX on their honeymoon in August 1945.
For Sale: Hay
Bermuda, Bluestem, Alfalfa and Wheat Hay for sale
For Sale: Trailers
6×18′ Full Top Gooseneck Stock Trailer $1500
26′ Gooseneck Aluminum Stock Trailer $18,000
Like New 7 Bale Hay Hound Trailer $4200
Foley’s Annual Garage Sale has Moved to Boiling Springs Estates #27. Watch for signs. A lot of good stuff. Could not get it all in the house. May 26, 27, 28. 40×60 shed full of stuff!
Vici’s Town-wide Garage Sale June 10th, Vici Craft Show, Flea Market and Town-wide Yard Sales. Craft Show at City Hall 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Flea Market and Yard Sales 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Maps at quick stops and city hall. Call Nancy Lawrence at 580-334-6768
Town of Vici Nursing Home is currently accepting applications for CNA, Dietary and Housekeeping positions. We offer benefits and flexibility! Come by 619 Speck in Vici to apply today.
Mobile Homes for Sale:
Limited time only! New 2 bed 2 ba $29,900 3 bed 2 ba $32,900. During our made in the shade sale, up to $4000 in Lowes gift cards and free statewide delivery. 405-262-3900 http://www.claytonelreno.com
ITS STORM SEASON AGAIN!
The most important things to remember are:
Are You Storm Ready?
First…is your storm shelter rid of creepy crawlies you would rather not share your space with?
Now is the time evict them.
Here is a basic list to help you be storm ready.
At the very least have
* A light source, candles, flash light and plenty of extra batteries etc.
*Any medications you can’t go without
*First aid kit
Other items you might want to have stored in your storm shelter
A DISASTER SUPPLY KIT SHOULD INCLUDE:
* A 3-day supply of water
(one gallon per person per day), food that won’t spoil and a can opener
* One change of clothing and footwear per person
* One blanket or sleeping bag per person
* Emergency tools
* Portable radio
* Battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio
* Special items for infant, elderly, or disabled family members.
* Keep ready an extra set of car keys, a credit card and/or cash.
Do you have an Emergency Plan?
Go over your emergency plan with your family
Public Storm Shelters are located in Vici below City Hall at 106 West Broadway and at the Town of Vici Maintenance Facility at 207 5th Street.
Weather radios are a great warning device and can be programmed to go off in which ever counties you choose.
This way you won’t be woken up by warnings that do not include your area.
Pay attention to weather reports, even if you feel it wont affect us, storms can fire up quickly and take you off guard.
A Watch means the conditions are right for possible severe weather in our area
A Warning means a tornado or funnel cloud has been spotted.
Be prepared and stay safe!
Dana Cunningham says “The Body Shop” has been six years in the making, but her dream of a place for women to take care of themselves physically and mentally has come to fruition. Visit The Body Shop’s grand opening today, May 4th, until 6:00 pm or tomorrow, May 5th, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Body Shop is located at 721 Main Street in Vici and offers toning tables, tanning, sauna, and fitness equipment. Massages are available by appointment.