Man killed in Pontotoc Co. wreck
PONTOTOC COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - One man lost his life in a crash in Pontotoc County Wednesday morning. Oklahoma troopers say Jessie Miller, 89, of Byars, was turning off US-177 onto State Highway 3W northwest of Ada when he made an improper U-turn and pulled in front of an oncoming vehicle.
Holiday display vandalized at Ada-area park
PONTOTOC COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) — For the past three years, the Paradise Hills Memorial Lights Park has been bringing the people of Ada closer together each Christmas season. It takes Brandon Lefler around two weeks to build the trail. "My wife always enjoyed seeing the Christmas lights, and unfortunately,...
Seminole High School Teacher Launches In-School Thrift Shop with Unique Currency System
Discover the unique in-school thrift shop at Seminole High School, where students can purchase items with a special currency earned through good behavior and grades. This student-run initiative not only serves as a learning experience but also helps those in need.
Shawnee Family Seeks Help For Funeral Costs After Deadly Seminole Trailer Fire
An Oklahoma family is mourning the loss of two people -- after a fire in Seminole. This -- while they were already in the grieving process. The family needs help burying their loved ones. At a Shawnee home – two sisters and a brother shared their pain from loss. “It...
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Puppies Today in kiowa, OK
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around kiowa.
Today the gas price is close to $3.19 in Fittstown as of 2023-12-07. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.202, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Mercy Ada fighting deadly heart disease trends with new heart attack center
ADA, Okla. (KXII) - Residents who live in a rural area are nearly 20 percent more likely to develop heart failure, according to the National Institutes of Health. A new cardiac lab at Mercy Ada is working to nip that in bud. Hospital President Terence Farrell said cardiac arrest is...
Atwood, Oklahoma: A Reflection of Statehood and Resilience
Atwood, Oklahoma's journey from a modest settlement to a town with enduring historical significance mirrors the broader narrative of Oklahoma's path to statehood. Founded before Oklahoma's admission to the Union, Atwood's roots are firmly planted in the Mushulatubbee District of the Choctaw Nation. Named in honor of Chester C. Atwood, an influential farmer and early settler, the town began as Newburg, gaining a post office in 1897 and later adopting its current name in 1909 as a tribute to Atwood's significant contributions.
Chickasaw Residents: Tips to Safeguard Your Mental Health During the Holidays
The holiday season can sometimes lead to increased stress levels, as indicated by a survey from the American Psychiatric Association. It suggests adults are five times more likely to experience stress during this time. Here are some tips to manage this.
East Central Awaits Eager Bulldogs
SWOSU (1-5, 1-1 GAC) at East Central (4-3, 1-1 GAC) Dec. 9 || 7:30 pm tipoff || Ada, Okla. (Kerr Activities Center) click for Full Game Notes (pdf) SWOSU Men's Basketball looks to build off of last Saturday's 75-74 win over Southeastern when they visit East Central a week later.
Chickasaw Nation bestows $5 Million gift to ECU
The Chickasaw Nation and Governor Bill Anoatubby have announced a lead gift of $5 million that will go towards the construction of a new building that will house ECU’s Nursing and STEM programs, and allow ECU to expand the School of Nursing even further. “We believe it is important...
Remains of Korean War Soldier to be buried in Wolf, Oklahoma
The remains of Army Cpl. R.V. Leo Short, a soldier killed during the Korean War, will be laid to rest, according to U.S. Army Human Resources Command in Fort Knox, Kentucky.
New Chickasaw Nation Initiative: Financial Aid for Local Students' Living Expenses
The Chickasaw Nation Student Support Program is a new initiative offering financial help to Chickasaw citizens in higher education. The program covers living costs like housing, utilities, transportation, and tutoring each semester to help students focus on their studies.
Fall 2023 Commencement set for Dec. 9; Kedy to deliver keynote speech
More than 325 East Central University students are preparing for graduation on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. in the Kerr Activities Center. Fall 2023 graduates receiving Bachelor’s Degrees from Davis include: Cheyenne Faith Johnson, Lynsey Kaylan Martin, Darcy Andrea McKee and Kanda Makay Mondragon. Paula Kedy, ECU’s 2023...
Boom and Bust: The Cycle of Oil Towns and the Quest for Sustainability
Once thriving centers of the oil industry, towns like Cromwell, Oklahoma, have seen the best and worst of times. The early 20th-century oil boom brought rapid population growth and economic prosperity but also lawlessness and environmental strain. The story of Cromwell, particularly its decline following the boom and the legendary efforts of Bill Tilghman to restore order, serves as a cautionary tale for similar small towns that have experienced such resource-based surges.
Ada, Oklahoma: A Crucial Nexus for Preserving Native American Artistic Traditions
In the heart of Oklahoma, the Ada Arts District emerges as a lively center of culture and artistic expression, reflecting the city's dedication to preserving its rich American Indian heritage. As one ambles along Main Street, they are greeted by the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center and an impressive 27-foot iron horse sculpture, symbolizing Ada's deep-rooted connection to its indigenous past. The city's commitment to culture extends through the Ada Arts and Heritage Center, a historic Colonial Revival building that houses a museum with rotating art displays and an archive of historic photographs, safeguarding the region's vibrant cultural history.
Ashland, Oregon: Embracing Change and Tradition in the Post-Pandemic Era
Ashland, Oregon, with its deep-rooted cultural traditions, is witnessing a resurgence as it emerges from the pandemic's shadow. The town's historical connection with the wild west is epitomized by the Ashland Rodeo, an event tracing back to the early 20th century. Originally known as the Rogue Roundup, it showcased the tenacity and showmanship of the American cowboy, drawing massive crowds and becoming a symbol of the community's pride in its heritage.
Holdenville: The Small Town with a Big Legacy
Nestled in the heart of Oklahoma, Holdenville may be small, but its cultural footprint is colossal, thanks to the legendary figures it has gifted to the world. The town beams with pride for being the birthplace of Jim Thorpe, a Native American athlete whose triumphs in the 1912 Olympics solidified his status as a sports icon. His athletic mastery spanned across baseball, football, and even ballroom dancing, earning him accolades in various halls of fame.
Celebrating Togetherness: The Impact of Community Festivals on Local Culture and Economy
In the quaint town of Coalgate, Oklahoma, the Annual Fall Festival marks more than the change of seasons; it signifies the heartwarming celebration of togetherness and tradition. This eagerly anticipated event encapsulates the essence of community spirit with its array of food, games, and live entertainment. Much like its counterparts, the SGA Hosted Fall Fest at Colgate and the PAC House's 5k, Coalgate's Fall Festival fosters local pride, stimulates the economy, and honors the unique cultural tapestry of the region.
Wewoka Public Works Authority receives $1,450,913 in grant funding for system improvements
OKLAHOMA CITY –The Wewoka Public Works Authority (Authority) received approval for $1,450,913 in funding Thursday from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) to improve the Authority’s wastewater infrastructure. The first request of $450,913 will be funded through the Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grant (OSG) program. The second request for $1,000,000 will be financed by the Oklahoma American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant program.