The Caney Valley communities had so many great events last year. Here is to a wonderful 2017. There is much going on in the communities already this year.


If a child plans to show livestock at the Washington County Spring Livestock Show, he or she must be signed up for 4-H by Jan. 13. For additional information, contact the Washington County Extension Office at 918-534-2216.


The Caney Valley Elementary student of month assembly will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 11.


Caney Valley will not have school on Jan.16. The elementary classroom pictures will be on Jan. 17. Caney Valley Elementary will also be having a technology night from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 17. It is going to cover basic website building. Contact Kacy Medlin or Deb Core for additional information.


The Caney Valley FFA is having their annual chicken and noodle dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Jan. 21. It will be held on the last night of the Caney Valley High School Basketball tournament at the high school cafeteria. The prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children ten and under. Come out and support the local FFA chapter.


The annual Caney Valley Pig Show will be held at the Ag Barn in Ramona on Feb. 4. Entries are $20 and due at 9 a.m. The show starts at 10 a.m. Contact Mr. Thomas at 918-536-3115 for additional information.


There will be a Washington County Livestock Show chili supper and auction taking place on Feb. 4 at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Additional details to follow.


The first annual chili cook off and supper to support the Caney Valley Band will be held on Feb. 18. Additional information will follow, but go ahead and start fine tuning those secret chili recipes.


The Ramona Chamber of Commerce will be planning the annual chamber banquet slated for March 24. Details to follow but mark your calendar. It is a wonderful event and proceeds from the event are used to fund the many activities, scholarships and events throughout the year.


Basketball season is in full swing. Make sure you come out and support the Caney Valley basketball teams. Following is the middle school basketball schedule:


Jan. 9 at 4:30 p.m. home against Mounds


Jan. 23 at 4:30 p.m. home against Drumright


Jan. 26 at 4:30 p.m. at Kiefer


Jan. 30 at 4:30 p.m. at Mounds


Feb. 1, 2, and 4; Caney Valley Tournament starts at 5 p.m.


Feb. 9 at 4:30 p.m. at Liberty


Caney Valley High School Basketball


(Start times of 4:30 p.m. indicate a girls and boys junior varsity game)


Jan. 10 at 4:30 p.m. at Mounds


Jan. 12 at 4:30 p.m. at home against Copan


Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. at home against Depew


Jan. 16-21; Caney Valley Tournament TBA Home


Jan. 24 at 4:30 p.m. at Drumright


Jan. 27 at 4:30 p.m. home against Kiefer


Jan. 31 at 4:30 p.m. at Mounds


Feb. 3 at 4:30 p.m. home against Liberty


Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. home against Barnsdall (senior night)


Feb. 10 at 4:30 p.m. at Kiefer


The Caney Valley Freshman Academic team placed second in the OAAC Science Competition Jan. 5. The Trojans defeated Chelsea 140 to 90 but lost to Dewey 165- 175. The Trojans were down to Dewey by 80 points at half but battled back to lose by only one question. Leading the scoring was David Calvert with 100 points followed by Katy Leard with 75 points, Dakota Johnson with 40 points and Alex Thomason with 20.


Meanwhile the varsity team won their second round game of the “I Want Answers” television show by defeating defending 4A state champion Wagoner. In case you missed the program, watch it at http://rsu.tv/shows/want-answers-season-6-caney-valley-vs-wagoner/.


The win puts the Trojans in the quarterfinals match which will be aired at 7:30 pm. Jan. 19 on channel 35. This is also the farthest any Caney Valley team has ever advanced. If the Trojans win, they will compete for the championship which will broadcast on Feb. 2nd and guarantee each of the four team members $1,000 apiece in scholarship money.


There are repairs that need to be made on Ramona’s senior citizen building. There is some brickwork that is damaged and needs replaced. Ten years ago the building was renovated and is gorgeous, but the Oklahoma weather has taken a toll on some areas. The Ramona Chamber of Commerce is accepting donations for the building and will make sure it gets to the right place. Donations may be mailed to Ramona Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 122, Ramona, OK 74061. Every little bit will help keep the center maintained. This building is also for rent for $25 a day. It contains a full kitchen, restroom and seating for right at 65 people. It is perfect locations to have your holiday get togethers. Contact Lois Cavin at 918-397-4815 for more information.


The Ramona senior citizens meet at the senior citizen building on Main Street every Tuesday at 10 a.m. to play games and have lunch. On the first and third Tuesdays of the month, the Washington County Nutrition Services brings lunch at noon and the cost is $2 per person. The other weeks of the month, attendees are to bring a dish for a pot luck lunch. Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. are a great time to visit the Ramona Senior Center and join the yoga fun. This is open to all ages.


There have been some changes at the Caney Valley Medical Clinic. The clinic is still open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 918-536-1024 to make an appointment or for additional information.


If any citizens in Caney Valley have information to share, email Courtneygagan1@hotmail.com.