Suspected Mail Thief Arrested in Beckham Co.
The Beckham County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of a suspected mail thief and are asking that any potential victim to contact them. Through a message issued through the office’s app, it was indicated that deputies made the arrest Tuesday night regarding the thefts from mailboxes in rural Beckham County, and they are working to match up more names of victims with the thefts.
Elk City Resident Arrested for Non-Compliance with Oklahoma's Violent Crime Offender Act
Like the sex offender registry list, Oklahoma requires defendants found guilty of certain violent crimes to register. Elk City Baron Petty is in the Beckham County Detention Center for failing to do so. He was arrested on November 13 when law enforcement discovered he was not residing where he was supposed to. His violent conviction for felonously pointing a firearm and use of a vehicle during the discharge of a weapon. For more information upon violent offenders in your area, visit the Oklahoma Department of Corrections website.Visit here for more details.
Local Update: California Man Charged with Manslaughter Held in Beckham County Detention Center
Jose Paxtor Oxlaj, a man from California, has been charged with first-degree manslaughter after a deadly car accident, according to the Beckham County Record. Initially, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol's investigation did not assign blame to any party involved. However, court documents filed on November 28 now attribute the fatalities to Oxlaj.
Elk City Native Susan Powell Returns for Hometown Christmas Performance
Famous personality Susan Powell and her husband, Richard White, are scheduled to perform in Elk City at the Susan Powell Auditorium on Friday, Dec. 9th, at 7 p.m. The event, “A Hometown Christmas,” is significant for Powell, who started her career on this stage. The Elk City Arts Council, the Elk City Chamber of Commerce, Elk City Tourism, and other local entities are sponsoring the show. Both Powell and White have successful careers, promising an engaging performance.
Looking Back: December 1923 in Elk City - Fires, Train Accidents and Construction Developments
In December 1923, several notable events occurred, including train accidents, construction news, and a significant fire. A proposed bridge bond issue of $300,000, equivalent to over $5,268,000 today, was rejected in a vote. John Dewees and his brother secured a contract to build a new brick building for Arthur Burke and Matt Krontz, who intended to start a tailor shop and a restaurant.
Beckham County Health Department to Host Free Community Health Day at Nazarene Church, Elk City on December 14
The Beckham County Health Department will host a Community Health Day on December 14, from 10 am to 3 pm. The event will be held at the Nazarene Church, located at 816 West 6th Street in Elk City. The day will feature various health services such as diabetes checks, women's health consultations, and minor ailment treatments.
Rural Mailbox Thefts: A Rising Challenge for Beckham County and Beyond
In a recent clampdown on rural mailbox thefts, Beckham County deputies arrested a suspect on a Tuesday evening, signifying their ongoing battle against a crime wave that's been plaguing the community. The Sheriff's Department, determined to curtail these incidents, is calling upon residents to come forward if they believe they've been victims. Citizens are urged to report any compromised mail by providing their personal details, which includes their name, the estimated time and date of the theft, mailing address, contact information, and a description of the stolen or tampered mail.
DEC. 6TH 2023
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Police find unloaded gun at Elk City High School
Police responded to Elk City High School Monday morning regarding a student possibly having a gun.
Premium Aerospace Center Oklahoma’s “Hangar 234 Project” Will Bring Jobs to Area
Burns Flat’s aerospace company is working with a prominent metro-area contractor to expand its facility, which will provide short-term and long-term economic benefits for western Oklahoma. Shellback General Contracting, whose clients include the Oklahoma City Thunder, energy-industry businesses, and the Federal Aviation Administration, will expand Hangar 234 at the...
Elk City Crash: Driver Formally Charged With Illegal Reentry
The man accused of causing a collision that killed six people in Elk City was formally charged with illegal reentry after removal from the United States. According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester’s Office, 43-year-old Jose Paxtor-Oxlaj was the driver of a vehicle that crashed on November 21. One of the people killed in the collision was a 4-year-old.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.81 and $2.89 in Clinton as of 2023-12-07. Find the cheapest 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.
Elk City Collision: A Harrowing Event Sparking Immigration Policy Debates
On November 21, the community of Beckham County was rocked by a tragic collision that resulted in the loss of six lives, one of which was a child. The driver, Jose Paxtor-Oxlaj, a 43-year-old Guatemalan national, has been charged with multiple counts of manslaughter and illegal reentry after removal. This harrowing event has not only brought inconsolable grief to the families involved but has also cast a spotlight on the urgent need for a balanced approach to immigration enforcement and public safety.
Elk City Rotary Club Discusses Pageant Opportunities and VFW Membership Drive
The Elk City Rotary Club had its weekly meeting on Thursday, November 30th, led by President Lake Carpenter. Carpenter shared details about upcoming Rotary events, such as Christmas in the Park on December 16th and Meals on Wheels in January. The first speaker, Rylee Varnell, is involved with the Miss Elk City/Miss Queen of the West Pageants. Varnell spoke about her transition from sports and animal showing to pageantry, emphasizing the scholarship opportunities provided by pageants.
The deadline to sign up for this year’s Mayor’s Toy Drive in Elk City is this Friday.
The deadline to sign up for this year’s Mayor’s Toy Drive in Elk City is this Friday. Mayor Cory Speiker reminds parents that if one would like to sign up to receive toys for their children, to swing by city hall this week. Speiker says parents or legal...
Combating Porch Pirates and Mail Thieves
Sheriff Derek Manning said that his office has received reports this weekend of people stealing from mailboxes in rural Beckham County. Manning said there has also been at least one report of a suspicious vehicle that appeared to be following a package-delivery vehicle in the Elk City area. Manning offered...
Main headlines for the Wednesday edition
- High school principal reflects on first semester. - Notice of death and services for Robert Egger, Brenda Carol Embree. Read the Clinton Daily News in print, online at www.clintondailynews.com or download the app.
DEC. 5TH 2023
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Voter Registration Deadline Approaches
December 15th, 2023 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the January 9th Washita County, county-wide special proposition elections, Washita County Election Board Secretary Assistant Ashton Hymer said today. Hymer said that persons who are United States Citizens, residents of...
Biology Students Earn Funding for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Two biology students from the Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU), Colter Esparza from Granite and Darren Powers from Burns Flat, have recently been awarded funding by the TriBeta National Biological Honor Society to advance their ongoing research in pancreatic cancer. The TriBeta National...