Stillwater Chamber News

Missoula Children’s Theater auditions for "Treasure Island" are Aug. 7

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / July 27, 2017) — The City of Stillwater Community Center will host another Missoula Children’s Theatre production starring 50-60 local students in a full-scale musical.

Children entering first through 12th grade are invited to audition for the original Missoula Children’s Theatre rendition of "Treasure Island." Auditions are Monday, August 7 beginning at 10 a.m. in the Community Center at 315 E. 8th Ave. There is no charge to students to participate in this activity.

Two performances will be held Saturday, August 12 at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Community Center’s Winfrey Houston Theater. Cast members will be called for dress rehearsal before the performance that day.

Cast members must be available for all scheduled performances. Tickets are $7 each and will be available at the door as long as they last.

Students wishing to audition must arrive by the scheduled start time and stay for the entire two-hour session. The first rehearsal begins about 15-30 minutes after the audition. This is a group audition, so no advance preparation is necessary.

Only students who can participate every day beginning Monday, Aug. 7 through the following Saturday should audition. There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play.

Rehearsals are every day from 10 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Although not all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week and, if selected, be able to attend all rehearsals required for their role.

A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the conclusion of the audition. Cast members scheduled for the full 4.5 hours of rehearsal will be asked to bring a sack lunch.

Missoula Children’s Theatre will also host three free workshops on Tuesday, August 8, Wednesday, August 9 and Thursday, August 10. Those who are not cast in the show will be given priority. Workshops are open to the general public.
For more information, call the Community Center at 405.533.8433 or email

Fellowships Recognize Cutting-Edge Genetic Research

(STILLWATER, Okla., July 27, 2017) – Two graduate students at Oklahoma State University have been awarded the Otto S. Cox Graduate Fellowship for Genetic Research. The competitive fellowship supports students who have shown a proven record of research in a rapidly evolving field of biology investigation.

OSU Facilities Management Receives National Award for Innovation and Effectiveness

(STILLWATER, Okla., July 26, 2017) – The Oklahoma State University Department of Facilities Management has earned the Association of Physical Plant Administrators’ 2017 Effective and Innovative Practices Award for the university’s Next Level Project: A Model for Effective Change. OSU was honored during the 2017 APPA Conference in San Francisco this month.  

OSU Alumni Center receives first Energy Leadership Award

(STILLWATER, Okla., July 25, 2017) – The ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center is the first facility to receive Oklahoma State University’s Energy Leadership Award, it was announced Friday.

Oklahoma State University releases spring 2017 honor rolls

(STILLWATER, Okla., July 24, 2017) - A total of 5,878 students were named to the 2017 spring semester honor rolls at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, including 2,329 students named to the President's Honor Roll for earning an “A” grade in all their courses.

First veteran scholarship fund established at OSU

(STILLWATER, Okla., July 20, 2017) – An anonymous alumna and her husband have created the Veteran Appreciation Scholarship Fund at Oklahoma State University to benefit veterans and other military-affiliated students on campus. This is the first scholarship fund established specifically to help the veterans or a dependent that qualifies to receive the veteran’s GI Bill benefits.

Fifth Annual Pooches in the Pool is Aug. 13


Winners of the 2017 Business Dairy Judging Competition Announced

Twenty teams of business leaders from around the community competed for milk, cookies and bragging rights at this year’s Sooner State Dairy Show Business Person Judging Contest.

Municipal Pool Closes Part of Friday, July 21 for Maintenance

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / July 18, 2017) – The City of Stillwater Municipal Pool will close for maintenance on Friday, July 21. Staff expects to reopen the pool for the evening swim scheduled from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday.
For more information about the Municipal Pool, call 405.747.8090. The pool is located in Couch Park at 801 E. 12th Ave.

Stillwater Sales Tax Collections are 9.14 Percent Below Same Month in 2016

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / July 17, 2017) – City of Stillwater Chief Financial Officer Melissa Reames said the City received $2,330,914.91 in sales tax collected for May transactions, which were remitted to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in June and apportioned to the City in July. This is $234,464.40 (9.14 percent) below collections for the same month last year and under budget by $262,857.35 (10.13 percent). According to OTC, the shortfall in sales tax is a timing difference in remittance from 2016 to 2017.

Use tax apportioned to the City in July totaled $169,016.68, which is $56,671.42 (50.44 percent) higher than collections for the same month last year and over budget by $83,813.11 (98.37 percent). Cigarette/tobacco tax apportioned in July exceeded last July by $5,321.48 (19.01 percent) and exceeded budget by $6,827.92 (25.78 percent). Lodging tax finished FY17 ahead of FY16 by $65,045.26 (8.82 percent) and over budget by $102,609.58 (14.66 percent). 
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