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These bathing beauty’s are spending the end of their summer break soaking up some rays at the Allen pool. Braycee Wilson, Brooklyn Sanders, Shakia Crabtree, Alissa Smith and Hannah Reeves want to remind everyone the pool closes for the summer on August 17th.

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VOLUME 65 NUMBER 45 ALLEN, PONTOTOC COUNTY , OKLAHOMA 1 SECTION (USPS 543600) 50¢ THURSDAY,AUGUST 9, 2012

Reception Tuesday to honor David Lassiter

A reception to honor David Lassiter as he leaves the Allen Schools to accept the position of superintendent at the Pontotoc Technology Center, Ada, has been set for Tuesday, August 14th. The cake and punch, come-and-go reception will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the school cafeteria. Everyone is invited to attend. David has spent the past fifteen years at Allen Schools, four as high school principal and the past eleven as superintendent. His last day at Allen will be August 31st.

Meet & Greet Night for Elementary & Middle School

Allen Elementary and Middle School will have a “Meet & Greet Night” on Thursday, August 16. The come and go event will be from 6:00– 8:00 p.m. Students’ families are invited to come by that evening to meet their teacher and see their classroom. All Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students may bring their resting mats that evening. The first, second and third grade students may bring their school supplies and store them in their desk. The Middle School students, fourth, fifth and sixth grades, may bring their school supplies and place them in their hallway locker. The first day of school is Monday, August 20. All classes begin at 8:15 a.m. The Junior High and High School will be holding evening meetings for their students and families after school begins.

New Superintendent Ty and Crystal Harmon witht their children Bradi, Cassidy and Nash

Ty Harman New Allen Superintendent

“ You can come home again” was the theme for the 2012 Allen School Reunion, and it’s a sentiment that Ty Harman totally supports. Mr. Harman was selected by the Allen Board of Education to replace David Lassiter as the school superintendent. He assumed those duties on August 1st. The sentiment of “coming home” relates to the fact that Harman spent his early years growing up in Allen as his father coached and his mother worked in the office of Allen Schools. The Harmans left Allen in the mid-1980s. Ty and his family, wife Crystal, daughters Cassidy and Bradi, and son Nash, will be making their home

on East Broadway. The children will be in grades 4th, 2nd, and Pre-K, respectively. Harman returns to Allen following a stint as superintendent of the Bowlegs School. He is a graduate of Maud High School, receiving his Associate’s degree from Seminole State and his Bachelor and Master’s degrees from East Central University, Ada. He worked as a teacher/coach in the Bray-Doyle and VelmaAlma districts before taking on the duties of elementary principal and then assistant superintendent at Fox Public School. Mr. Harman also spent several years working for a tri-county school inter-local cooperative in

southwestern Oklahoma, which gained him extensive experience in dealing with government grants and regulations. His career then took him to Bowlegs and now home to Allen. “ My family and I look forward to becoming part of this community. I have great memories of growing up here and I want that for my children. “ The Allen School is outstanding among small schools. The educational quality offered and the financial stability are a testimony to the leadership of the administration and teaching staff. I look forward to continuing the momentum and building on this solid base.”

New AHS Senior Shelby Greenhill arrives early Monday to enroll in her last term in high school. Classes

Masonic Fund Raiser The Allen Masonic Lodge is sponsoring a fundraiser to help Keith Howry with medical expenses. A drawing will be held on October 1 at tthe Allen Masonic Lodge. Tickets are $10 or 6 for $50. The winning ticket can choose with a lifetime hunting or fishing license, $500 Visa Card or $699 work of golf supplies from Pecan Valley Driving Range.


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