How do we want to be remembered? As a race that could never overcome its differences, doomed to fail like perhaps so many others? Or, will we remember that no matter what, there will be differences among us, and despite those differences we can work toward a common goal to achieve things we all can be proud of?
In 1880, a Texas cattleman named William “Billy” Washington settled on the north side of the Red River after marrying a Chickasaw woman. He formed a partnership with a Chickasaw citizen named Dick McLish and began to amass land and cattle. Washington eventually built one of the largest outfits in the Chickasaw Nation.
One of the things I love about this town is a sense, in certain circles, of community and cooperation. You see it among groups of smaller businesses offering promotions together, or among event planners and the Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism.
Employers grappling with the explosive growth of a protected class of workers created in 2018 when Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana will get a little relief at the end of August when new laws take effect.
Muskogee County officials are looking at ways to expedite the permitting process for residents who plan to rebuild within the floodplain following the recent flooding disaster.
Authorities are investigating a shooting Friday at a marijuana grow operation in the Center area that left one man dead and a host of questions unanswered.
McAlester resident Tom Crowl hasn’t talked a lot about an old Air Force buddy of his, but the subject came up naturally with all the current attention focused on the Apollo 11 Mission and the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing on the moon’s surface.
A new partnership between RSVP of Enid and James Crabtree Correctional Center in Helena has inmates taking up crocheting to help people affected by dementia.
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt recently announced his intention to renegotiate gaming compacts with Indian tribes in the state, and tribal leaders are expressing concerns that any such attempt would be unlawful.
Even before the first patent was granted for a metal detector in 1925, people searched for ways to locate metal and ore. While some used the devices to benefit the mining industry or military operations, the handheld devices have led to a hobby for treasure hunters.
A committee comprised of local government agencies, nonprofits and businesses is gearing up to help "meet the unmet needs" of Muskogee County residents likely to be treading water long after recent floods recede from the memories of others.
Stillwater residents Art and Carolyn LaNata had an insider’s view of the U.S. space program, earned during their years working for NASA in Houston as our nation was racing the Soviet Union to the moon.
The Oklahoma Community Theatre Association will hold its biennial conference in Muskogee on Saturday, bringing workshops and an awards ceremony to Muskogee Little Theatre.
A 25-year-old Fairview woman is being held without bond after being charged in Major County District Court with two counts of soliciting for first-degree murder.
In October, State Question 792 changed the landscape of Oklahoma liquor laws: cold beer and wine became a staple in grocery and convenience stores, Norman merchants had to cordon off Campus Corner on game days, and distribution regulations changed.
EDMOND, Okla. — Oklahoma County Commissioner Kevin Calvey on Tuesday called for the first time publicly for an administrator to run the County Jail.
Hattie Beachboard believed that her daughter was so talented that she hoped someone would discover her. Molly was born in 1939 in Oklahoma City and grew up in Tennessee, where she began singing and yodeling on the family farm. While living in Tucson, she performed at children’s shows, recitals, and churches. At a grammar school performance, “singing cowboy” Rex Allen heard Molly sing “Lovesick Blues.” He liked her rendition so much that he had her sing it on his popular radio show a few days later. She soon became a featured singer on the radio show.
The fire occurred at about midnight June 14 in a single-family dwelling occupied at the time of the fire by two men, according to an affidavit filed in the case.
One of the more popular 4-H summer camps took place this week, as almost 40 youngsters used sewing machines, hand-sewed buttons onto fabric, and more.
BRAGGS — National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Jamison Yager powers through the last stretch of his run, jogging across a path of mowed grass amid the encouraging cheers of fellow soldiers and officers on a warm morning.
TAHLEQUAH — Former prosecutor and Indian Child Welfare Executive Director Nikki Baker-Limore has been selected to serve as general counsel of Cherokee Nation Health Services.
The Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed a 3,025-year sentence Thursday for Daniel Ryan Chadwell following his conviction of child sexual assault and Judge Thad Balkman's sentencing in November 2017.
COMANCHE — The Comanche Nutrition Center is usually always hopping at lunch time, as all citizens are welcome to eat. There are suggested donations, but for those who experience food insecurity there is no charge.
The officer told the man it was obvious what happened based on the video footage, and the man replied, “Ah well if you got it on video it is what it is.” He said the incident was not intentional, but he will do what he has to do to clear it up from here forward.
The charge accuses the clerk of issuing herself $29,0783.15 for personal use and possession between Nov. 1, 2015, and April 9, 2019.
The woman is accused of taking more than $15,000 belonging to Alpha Assessments and Counseling and Alpha Health and Wellness over a two-year period. She faces up to eight years imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000 and restitution.
EDMOND, Okla. — Close to 150,000 Oklahomans held licenses to use medical marijuana as of July 1, according to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority. As a result employers have had concerns about how to handle legalities in the workplace. Two area attorneys addressing a recent Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon said the state Legislature took a large step toward clarifying the workplace laws on medical marijuana licensure and use with the Unity Bill it passed earlier this year.
A nonprofit corporation comprised of landowners, residents and supporters who organized to "actively engage in the preservation of the Spring Creek Watershed" will celebrate its 25th anniversary and make plans for the future.
An Ada man is being held in the Pontotoc County Justice Center in lieu of a $100,000 bond after allegedly striking his fiancé’s brother in the neck with a machete.
A proposal to raise the Pontotoc Technology Center’s mill levy would allow the school to expand its programs more quickly to meet demand for career training, Superintendent David Lassiter said Wednesday.
The Oklahoma State Chamber Research Foundation is working to ensure that the State of Oklahoma climbs to the top of the national rankings by the year 2030 but launching the OK2030 Regional Forums initiative.
Tahlequah Mayor Sue Catron said the city may have to move "backward before we can move forward" financially, with a general revenue budget that has nearly 90 percent of its funds already allocated for personnel costs.
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Funeral mass will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Holy Name Section of Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Catholic Charities…
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- Verden graduate hired by Bray-Doyle
- City of Chickasha to update water sanitization system
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