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Powderly Man Jailed On Multiple Felonies

Bond is $232,500 for a Powderly man arrested in Lamar County on multiple felony charges. Ronnie Dale Lester, Jr., was booked on two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Fraudulent Use and Possession of Identifying Information, Theft of Property between $2500 and $30,000, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
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John Massey honored for service to Oklahoma

DURANT, Okla. (KTEN) — Hundreds gathered at Bloomer Sullivan Arena in Durant Thursday to honor the life of lawmaker and businessman John Massey, who died last Friday at age 86. Massey, who was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2002, was a prominent person not only in...
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Guilty Pleasures

I used to hear or read where a lot of people I know were off to some exotic island or Hawaii. In earlier times I lived overseas and enjoyed traveling. I’ve visited and lived among castles, Swiss chalets, pyramids, the Jordan River, French towers, and done the hula in Honolulu. Glad I got to do all that. I wonder what people are doing in these crazy pandemic and financial times to get in their travel fix and have something to share on social media.
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Winfred Joshua “Josh” Menasco

Body Funeral servicees for Winfred Joshua “Josh” Menasco, of Hugo, Okla., were held at 2 p.m. June 25, 2022 at Miller & Miller Funeral Home. Winfred Joshua Menasco was born on Nov. 20, 1943, in Wichita Falls, Texas, the son of William “Bill” Joshua Menasco and Lillie Mae (Jernigan) Menasco. Josh went to be with his Lord on June 21, 2022, at the age of 78. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Mae Menasco, and two brothers: Justine Menasco and Ray Menasco.

Reba's Place looking for employees

ATOKA, Okla. (KTEN) -- Reba's Place in Atoka is getting ready for opening day. The new restaurant, established by namesake country music star Reba McEntire, hosted its first job fair on Tuesday at the Atoka First Baptist Family Life Center. Interviews are also scheduled for Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fireworks Are Temporarily Permitted in Caney

The City of Caney posted a reminder about its fireworks ordinance to the Caney Police Department Facebook page. While normally not allowed, it is permitted to discharge fireworks within city limits between the dates of June 27 and July 4. It is not permitted within city limits at any other time of the year.

Patricia Faye Callicoat

Graveside services for Patricia Faye Callicoat, a lifleong Atoka resident, were held Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Callicoat Family Cemetery in Blackjack, OK with Rev. Bill Roberson officiating. Brown’s Funeral Service of Atoka was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Callicoat was born February 8, 1924, to...
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Hugo business leader gives grant to Boys & Girls Club

Local State Farm agent, Kevin Cory (Hugo) has a long history of demonstrating what it means to be a Good Neighbor by stepping up to help his community. On June 21, 2022 Cory presented the Boys and Girls Club with a $10,000 grant from State Farm as part of our Outstanding Community Engagement Program. The Boys and Girls Club was selected by Cory as part of their recognition for being one of 100…
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Redmon, 401 N. Fifth St. in Hugo, were chosen for Yard of the Month by the Iris Garden Club. The beautifully manicured yard features flowers, shrubs, trees and a lovely flagpole. Pictured are Iris Garden Club members Sammye Thacker, Harolynn Wofford, Shelia Kidd and her grandaughter, the Redmons, Aaryn May and Shondell Rothmire.
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Hundreds participate in Boswell Homecoming festivities

The 85th annual Boswell Homecoming –– the longest running homecoming in the state –– was held over the weekend, with many events, including: The parade, car show, corn hole competition, power wheels race, talent show, the annual rodeo and street dance, and many more. Photos Courtesy / Randa Bacon.
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OSBI makes arrest in 30-year-old ‘baby doe’ case

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is announcing the arrest of Meaonia Michelle Allen in connection with the death of Baby Doe in 1993. Allen, 53, turned herself in to an OSBI Special Agent in Hugo, Okla., Friday for an outstanding warrant for one count of murder in the first degree – deliberate intent. Bond was denied. In October 2020, the OSBI Special Agent currently assigned…

Robert Eugene Norwood || Obituary

Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 29th at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Fangio & Rev. Barry Loving officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Robert Eugene Norwood, 82, of Powderly, passed away Friday, June 24, 2022, at...

Bokchito man flown to McKinney after car collides with trailer

UTICA – Two were injured when a car collided with a hay trailer late in the day on Saturday in Utica. Billy Whittenburg, 62, of Bokchito, was driving a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu westbound on Oklahoma Highway 70-E at about 8:19 p.m., according to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Capitol Greetings June 28, 2022

With the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, Oklahoma is now the most pro-life state in the nation. The Legislature over the past several years has passed a number of trigger laws that now make abortions illegal in our state. These include House Bill 4327, which prohibits a person from performing or attempting to perform an abortion from the moment of fertilization. Exceptions will be to save the life of the mother or in the case of rape or incest.