4th Ranked Indians & Lady Indians Will Host District Baseball & Softball

The end of the baseball and softball season is in sight. The week before post-season play begins the Indians and Lady Indians, both ranked #4, retained valuable ranking position. District playoffs for both teams will be held in Vici. The Lady Indians will host Buffalo next Tuesday, September 19th (livestream at vicivisiontv2.com). The Indians will host Calumet and Dover beginning next Thursday, September 21st (livestream at vicivisiontv.com).

SB District Bracket

Class B Fall Baseball District Schedule

Bond Issue Topic of Community Meeting, Town of Vici Regular Meeting Tonight

A 4.8 million dollar Vici School building bond will be voted on next Tuesday, September 12th. The duration, 12 years. The tax increase, 15.92%. The project will provide 6 classrooms and a FEMA rated tornado shelter. Questions and concerns will be heard tonight at the Jerald Shaw Auditorium at Vici Public School beginning at 7:00 pm. If you are unable to attend, vicivisiontv.com plans to stream the meeting online and it will be available “on demand” at vicivisiontv.com after the meeting.

Also tonight, Town of Vici’s regular monthly meeting will begin at 6:30 pm. This meeting will be recorded, uploaded and available “on demand” later at vicivisiontv.com  in order to stream the community meeting.

TOV Agenda

Indian Baseball & Lady Indian Softball Enjoy Top 5 Rankings

The Vici Indians and Lady Indians are sharing great fall seasons. Both are ranked #5 in Class B Baseball and Softball and both enjoyed wins yesterday.

The Indians defeated Sentinel 18-3 at the Hydro Tournament, advancing in the winners bracket to play Arapaho on Thursday at 6:00 pm.
The Lady Indians defeated Mooreland 8-7 and will begin the Shattuck Tournament with a game against the winner of Buffalo/Hooker at 12:30 pm on Thursday.
Head to Hydro or Shattuck to cheer these teams on, or head to vicivisiontv.com (Indian Baseball) or vicivisiontv2.com (Lady Indians Softball) to watch online.

Emmons Farms Leading the Way in Farm to Food Bank Pilot Program

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Pictured from left: Dave Wattenbarger, Brett Peshek, Jimmy Emmons, OK Rep. Mike Sanders, US Rep. Frank Lucas, Gary O’Neill, and Trey Lam.

Leedey, Oklahoma

Jimmy and Ginger Emmons of Leedey are leading the way in a pilot program to increase soil health and feed the hungry. The project is made possible through a partnership among USDA-NRCS, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts, the Oklahoma Conservation Commission, Green Cover Seed and four Oklahoma farmers including the Emmons.

On Friday, August 25th, US Representative, Frank Lucas, Oklahoma House District 59 Representative, Mike Sanders, the executive Director of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission, Trey Lam, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service conservationist, Gary O’Neill, and the manager of regional giving for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, Dave Wattenbarger all gathered in Leedey to celebrate the success of the program.

Jimmy Emmons, also the president of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts, explained how cover crops, a crop planted in between traditional cash crops, have gained popularity to increase soil health on the farm. Emmons and Lam, had an idea to take the practice a step further by adding edible species to the variety of seeds planted in a cover crop. And now, a few short months later, Food Banks are benefitting from the harvest of the edible cover crops.

Brett Peshek of Green Cover Seed discussed how seed is selected to meet soil health needs for each farm. On the Emmons Farm, edible varieties in the mix included okra, beans, cucumbers, peas, pumpkins, squash, and others totaling near twenty edible vegetables all together.

To date, volunteers have harvested and distributed 2,570 pounds of produce to Food Bank partners. Some of the harvest has been donated to the Panhandle Nutrition Service in Vici.

The partnership appears to be a win/win. Cover crops are increasing soil health on farms. Edible cover crops are helping feed those in need. Look for this program to gain nationwide attention, with Oklahoma and Emmons Farms leading the way.

Any individual, school, church or civic group can get involved in this program by helping with the harvest of cover crops. For volunteer information contact Dave Wattenbarger of the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank at (405)808-9611  dwattenbarger@regionalfoodbank.org or contact coordinator Kate Kraner at (580)339-6882 or elkcityhelp@gmail.com.

Video upload of Farm to Food Bank Pilot Project coming soon at vicivisiontv.com

Vici FFA Students Lend a Hand at Katy Depot

Vici FFA Students are lending a hand preparing the Katy Depot for fresh paint. Pictured are Donyail Bryant, Newt Sweet and Hunter Nance. Great job crew!!

Depot repairs are moving along. New flooring has been installed in the freight room. Insulation is being added. The eves are being repaired. Contact Dewayne Brown at (580)995-4758 if you would like to volunteer time or donate money for repairs.