Class B Regional Baseball Playoffs will begin this Thursday April 28 at Leedey where Vici is scheduled to take on Leedey in Game 1 at 11:00 a.m.
Vici HS Boys Baseball: District Tournament starts in Vici today, April 21
2:00 pm Vici v Fargo-Gage (Game 1)
4:00 pm Sharon Mutual v Loser Game 1
6:00 pm Sharon-Mutual v Winner Game 1
Vici HS Girls Softball: Recap District Softball Tournament at Shattuck, April 20
Vici v Fargo 31-1 W
Vici v Shattuck 18-3 L
Vici v Seiling 10-6 W
Vici v Shattuck 23-2 L
Austin Albumohammed, a Vici Senior, was selected as one of 106 National Scholars to be honored in Washington DC. during the 69th Horatio Alger Awards Induction Ceremony. Austin is pictured above in the second row, third from the left. Congratulations Austin! See more on this story in this week’s Vici Vision.
Vici 2016 Prom Royalty from left Queen Melanie Foutch, King Xavier Lund, Princess Sadie Taylor and Prince Braxton Smith. See all the Juniors and Seniors in their prom finery in this week’s Vici Vision or view the promenade in the archives at vicivisiontv.com
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
79 IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THESE 31 COUNTIES IN OKLAHOMA
IN NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA
BLAINE DEWEY MAJOR
IN WESTERN OKLAHOMA
CUSTER ROGER MILLS WASHITA
IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
CANADIAN CLEVELAND GRADY
KINGFISHER LINCOLN LOGAN
MCCLAIN OKLAHOMA PAYNE
IN EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
IN NORTHERN OKLAHOMA
GARFIELD KAY NOBLE
IN SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA
CARTER GARVIN JEFFERSON
IN SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA
CADDO COMANCHE COTTON
IN TEXAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 3 COUNTIES IN NORTHERN TEXAS
ARCHER CLAY WICHITA
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…ADA…ANADARKO…ARCHER CITY…
OKARCHE…OKEENE…OKLAHOMA CITY…PAULS VALLEY…PERRY…
WICHITA FALLS…WYNNEWOOD AND YUKON.
A Knight to Remember is in store at the Vici Junior-Senior Prom. Catch up with the Juniors, Seniors and their dates at the promenade. It is set to begin at the Jerald Shaw Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. If you can’t make it in person, see the promenade online at vicivisiontv.com
From the Oklahoma Forestry Services: Continuing fire weather conditions have resulted in the growth of the largest wildfire actively burning in the state, as well as the start of multiple new fires.
The 350 Complex in Woodward County which is the largest fire that began this week, has reached approximately 57,440 acres burned and is 20 percent contained. The fire was caused by power lines that arced in the high winds to come into contact with trees and grass Tuesday. This fire, which was the result of four separate fires merging together, continues to exhibit extreme fire behavior, flare ups and rapid rates of spread. Approximately 230 personnel are working the fire, with multiple aircraft, including single engine air tankers, very large air tankers and the CL-415 (Super Scoopers), providing aerial suppression.
Due to the complexity of the fire, Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS) ordered a Type 2 Incident Management Team from Texas A&M Forest Service to manage the fire in unified command with Oklahoma Forestry Services and the Woodward Fire Department.
Oklahoma Forestry Services has established a statewide area command in Oklahoma City to prioritize the allocation of state and federal resources. State and federal aircraft remain prepositioned across the state to support on-going and emerging incidents. Additional wildland fire suppression resources have been ordered from the Southern Forest Fire Compact to assist with on-going and new initial attack incidents.
Ariel photo of the 350 Complex Fire in Woodward County. Photo is courtesy of Roy Anderson, Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
From Oklahoma Forestry Services: Firefighters battle new large wildfires in Woodward County
What began as four separate fires merged into one large wildfire, named the 350 Complex, on Wednesday afternoon in Woodward County. Oklahoma Forestry Services’ Incident Management Team is working in unified command with the Woodward Fire Department to battle the 55,308 acre blaze, utilizing firefighting task forces, heavy equipment and very large air tankers to suppress the fire. High winds have created the perfect recipe for fire danger, resulting in 115 personnel working this fire, with more resources being ordered to assist.
The 350 Complex Fires were started by power lines that were whipped around and arced by winds that were sustained at 30 mph and gusted to over 50 mph. The fire is 0% contained as of Wednesday morning. An unknown number of structures were lost, but no injuries or deaths have been reported at this time.
Warm temperatures, relative low humidity and high winds contributed to the start of additional fires yesterday afternoon. Oklahoma Forestry Services is in unified command with the Guthrie Fire Department in responding to the Meridian Fire north of Luther in Logan County, which as burned an estimated 500 acres and is 80% contained as of Thursday morning.
“With the fires we are experiencing and Red Flag Warnings in effect for most of the state, we have to remind the public again that doing anything to cause a spark is extremely dangerous today and over the next few days,” said Geissler. “Any fires that start in these conditions will have the potential to spread very quickly and present erratic fire behavior.”
In addition to avoiding outdoor burning or any activity that could cause a spark, the public is urged to remain vigilant and report any fire or smoke to their local fire departments. Citizens are also being asked, for their own safety as well as the firefighters, to avoid traveling near any wildfires. It is imperative to keep the roadways clear for firefighters and other emergency responders.
Oklahoma Forestry Services is working in cooperation with local fire departments, County Wildland Task Forces and County and State Emergency Management to suppress the fires and protect lives and property across the state. Oklahoma Forestry Services is the state’s lead agency related to wildland fire prevention, protection and use. For additional information about wildfires, visit www.forestry.ok.gov/wildfire-information.
Total = Precinct 4, Precinct 5, Ellis Co, Woodward Co
Yes 133 = 17, 97, 8, 11
No 142 = 18, 114, 2, 8
Town of Vici Trustees met Monday evening, April 4, in their regularly scheduled board meeting. Watch this meeting and others located in our archives. Or, see this week’s Vici Vision Newspaper for the highlights.