Value News Articles - Creek County Literacy Program

CCLP Asks Area Citizens to Become Caring Grands Reading Program Tutors

By: Melissa Struttmann | Category: Education | Issue: August 2019

Elementary schools expect students to have developed proficient reading skills by first grade, but many children struggle to keep up without the proper level of individualized support and instruction. The Mission of the Caring Grands Reading Program is to provide tutoring to struggling readers. Volunteers spend 30 minutes a week during the school year to provide one-on-one tutoring with eligible first and second-graders, equipping them with tools to become successful readers before entering third grade. If you're interested in helping the next generation succeed in school, you can attend a free Tutor Training workshop on Thursday, August 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Creek County Literacy Program in Sapulpa. Find more information about the program in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Be Prepared to Save a Life

By: Melissa Struttman | Category: Education | Issue: June 2015

Nicole Michael, MPH, CHES, Public Health Educator with the Creek County Health Department, encourages area residents and families to attend a free Heartsaver® CPR/AED C…

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What Do You Want to BEE When You Grow Up?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2015

The date is set for Sapulpa’s most fun and entertaining event – Creek County Literacy Program’s annual Spelling Bee is Thursday, April 2 at 6 p.m. at Sapulpa High School Commons.

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Moving for Better Balance

By: Melissa Struttmann | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: January 2015

According to a report by the Injury Prevention Service – Oklahoma State Department of Health, most fall injuries happen in predictable, preventable ways.

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Senior Citizens – You Can Make a Difference

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2014

Help a struggling first and second grade reader: become a volunteer literacy tutor.

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Learn to Save Lives

By: Melissa Struttmann | Category: Education | Issue: May 2014

Beckie Doyle, health educator for the Oklahoma State Department of Health, encourages Creek County and surrounding area residents and families to attend a free Heartsave…

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It’s Time for You to BEE Back in School

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2014

It’s time for Sapulpa’s most fun and entertaining event – the Creek County Literacy Program’s annual Spelling Bee, Thursday April 3, 6:30 p.m. at Sapulpa High School Commons.

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Edible Gifts that Support Literacy Efforts

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2013

“Do you know any cooking or grilling foodies, or don’t know what to get for the guy who has it all?

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Living Longer, Living Stronger

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2013

Thousands of Oklahomans live with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, stroke, arthritis, and pain.

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BEE a S-T-A-R

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2013

Spelling bees have been around since the 1800s, and the first National Spelling Bee was held in 1925 (with the winning word being “gladiolus”).

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Spell-A-Round Creek County

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2012

Spelling bees are often thought of as academic events focusing on individual achievement.

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13th Annual Creek County Spelling Bee

By: Michelle Booth | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2011

The 13th annual Spell-A-Round Creek County spelling bee will be held Saturday, April 16 at Freddie’s Bar-B-Que and Steakhouse, 1425 New Sapulpa Road, from 6 p.m. to 9 …

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Help Expel Illiteracy at Spell-A-Round

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: March 2010

Do you miss the spelling bees of your childhood? This April, you can relive the fun, competitive experience of a spelling bee and help out a great cause at the same time.

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Help Expel Illiteracy at Spell-A-Round

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Education | Issue: April 2009

Here are a few surprising statistics about Creek County: 6 percent of the 18-plus population have less than a ninth grade education, and 23 percent have less than a high school education.

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