The Woodward News


September 22, 2012

Lynes receives volunteer honor


Woodward, Okla. — WHAT RSVP DOES

Ashley Moore, the Opportunities, Inc. RSVP Coordinator, said Lynes was nominated by the Woodward Senior Citizens Center for the volunteer award due to  her active spirit.

Lynes was one of 5 recipients across Northwest Oklahoma who were recently presented with RSVP Spotlight Awards.

"There was a person selected to get the award from 5 of the 7 Opportunities, Inc. counties," Moore said. "Two counties do not participate."  

RSVP serves Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Custer, Dewey, Kingfisher and Woodward counties.

Officials at Opportunities Inc. said the RSVP program is for persons age 55 or better.  RSVP helps numerous community groups with staffing by matching up senior volunteers with those groups.  

In the Woodward area, Moore said this includes providing volunteers through the Woodward Regional Hospital Auxiliary and through the Woodward Senior Center.

But the line doesn't stop there, she said.

If a volunteer wants to do something to help a civic club program, at a church, during a sporting event, at a school or at a community happening, for example, they may turn in their time for credit from RSVP, Moore said.

The trained volunteers may choose where and how they wish to serve. They may do something that takes advantage of their lifetime of experience, or they may opt to learn new skills.

For more information about the volunteer program or to sign up to participate in RSVP, contact Moore at (580) 623-7283, ext. 7029.

Editor's Note:  Assistant Editor Rowynn Ricks contributed to this report.

Text Only
  • jonesweb.jpg Jones wraps up career with Southgate United

    Next week will see the end to almost a half century of meat cutting for Bob Jones, who is retiring July 18 as the meat department manager at Southgate United.

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • literacyweb.jpg ESL classes continue to grow

    When Cambodian born Kuneth Ly (pronounced Lee) came to live in Oklahoma with her American born husband, she didn’t know any English at all and she certainly never thought she would wind up living in Woodward as a business owner.

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Seniors discuss holiday memories

    Periodically, the Woodward News plans to visit with local and area seniors to get their memories and thoughts on special days, events or various issues and share them with our readers. And what better way to start off than with memories of the Fourth of July.

    July 2, 2014

  • Dairy Queen marks 50th year of selling fireworks

    July 4, 2014 will mark the 50th year for the Dairy Queen Fireworks Stand.

    June 30, 2014

  • Historic bridge anchors renovations at Doby Springs

    An historic, depression era bridge listed on the National Historical Register has been trucked from Grant County, where the bridge spanned Sand Creek since 1936, to Doby Springs Park and Golf Course near Buffalo.

    May 25, 2014

  • Lighthouse can help change lives

    Self admitted methamphetamine and prescription drug addict, "Jay" describes his life nearly a month ago as being in a free fall that would have eventually ended badly.

    April 10, 2014

  • reaweb.jpg Rea recalls a career in history

    Retirement for some people can begin a transition fraught with a little spell of depression and even grief over the loss of one’s job, which many use to define themselves.

    March 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • redcrossweb.jpg New volunteer joins Red Cross

    March is Red Cross Awareness Month.
    “It is a time to honor the mission and we use this as a chance to honor the everyday heroes that help us fulfill the mission,” said Northwest Oklahoma Red Cross chapter Disaster Services director Gordon Burgess.

    March 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Troop 251web.jpg Plans made for Troop 251 reunion

    When D. L. "Ferd" Waddell, retired veterinarian, left Woodward approximately 12 years ago, his friend Linda Meyer promised she would plan a reunion of Boy Scout Troop 251, over which Dr. Waddell was scoutmaster for nearly 13 years.

    March 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • City saying goodbye to veteran police captain

    Woodward Police Capt. Tony Alexander has been a cop so long, he's not sure what he's going to do in the second half of his life. But that's about the only thing he's not sure of.

    February 23, 2014