Local Softball Player Signs with OBU
Former Vian Lady Wolverines softball player and current Eastern Oklahoma State College Lady Mountaineer Greenlee Wells, seated center, signs a letter of intent with Oklahoma Baptist University in a signing ceremony Friday afternoon at EOSC in Wilburton Sharing the moment are, sister Maisie Wells, left, holding her phone while on Facetime with older brother Tyrus, mother Amy Wells, right, and father Rob. Maisie signed with EOSC last month to follow in her older sister’s footsteps.
Early Voting for December 12 elections to begin on Thursday, December 7.
Early voting begins Thursday (December 7) for the December 12 elections. Five counties have elections – Canadian, Cleveland, Comanche, Oklahoma, and one precinct in Pottawatomie County. Early voting will be held Thursday, December 7 and Friday, December 8 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Legislative seats are on the...
OK State Poultry Federation National Meet takes flight
The Oklahoma State Poultry Federation is thrilled to announce the 107th Annual National Meet, a historic celebration of feathers, fellowship, and family fun, set to unfold at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma, from Dec. 8-10, 2023. Established in 1914, the Oklahoma State Poultry Federation holds the distinction of being one of the oldest agricultural groups in Oklahoma. With…
EPA grant authorized for MCN Office of Environmental Services
MVSKOKE RESERVATION- On Dec. 5, the Land, Natural Resources, and Cultural Preservation Committee held a subcommittee meeting. Legislation passed from the meeting will go on to the regular session meeting, unless otherwise noted. The committee addressed the following legislation and appropriations, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in...
Rural Fire Departments seeking better communications from 9-1-1 Dispatch
Rural Fire Departments seeking better communications from 9-1-1 Dispatch. Representatives from the County Fire Fighters Association, Dick Ladd (President of the Association) and James Whisenant, addressed the Okfuskee County Commissioners during their meeting on Monday, November 27, regarding dispatch for the 9-1-1 system. Ladd commented on the amount of static...
Nine Eufaula FFA
Nine Eufaula FFA members attended the first LEAD 360 Leadership Conference this past weekend in Sparks, Okla. Some 800 Oklahoma FFA Members attended the event, spending the two days learning first hand leadership skills and building relationships that will last a lifetime.
November Sales Tax Disbursements Down for Okemah and Okfuskee County
November Sales Tax Disbursements Down for Okemah and Okfuskee County. November Use Tax Disbursements Up for Okemah and Okfuskee County. The report for sales and use tax disbursements for November 2023 was released by the Oklahoma Tax Commission recently. The disbursements reflect local tax revenue receipts from September 2023 business. Sales tax disbursements for Okemah went down by almost 13 percent from a year ago. It went down for Okfuskee County by almost 4 percent. The November use tax disbursement went up for Okemah by about 84 percent. It went up for Okfuskee County by about 49 percent.
Wilson sweeps Paden in cage opener
The Wilson varsity basketball program kicked off its 2023-2024 season this past Friday evening at the Tiger Den. The first opponents for the Wilson cage squads this season were the Pirates and Lady Pirates of Paden High School. Last Friday was also a special Homecoming event for Wilson head girls...
OG&E reports power outages in Shawnee due to 'required equipment repair'
SHAWNEE, Okla. — Oklahoma Gas and Electric reported power outages in Shawnee due to a "required equipment repair." Open the video player above for other top headlines. On Sunday, many OG&E customers were without power due to a required equipment repair. The estimated restoration time is Sunday afternoon at 2:25 p.m.
PM NewsBrief: Dec. 5, 2023
Officer-Involved Shooting Death Under State Investigation. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-involved shooting in Prague at the request of the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office. The incident took place on December 1, following a domestic disturbance report. Deputies encountered a man holding a knife. When they...
Driver Slams Into Pottawatomie County Deputy Responding To Accident
A driver crashes into a Pottawatomie County deputy, sending him to the hospital. The sheriff's office says the deputy was responding to another accident at the time. “The only thing I remember is zooming in on my computer to where we were at and that was it,” recalls Deputy Richard Finch.
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.
Weekly Safety Report: Stillwater, Oklahoma - Larceny Suspects Sought and Couple Accused of Overdosing While Caring for Infant
Stillwater police are seeking help in identifying two suspects involved in a larceny investigation that occurred on November 24. The police department is urging anyone with information about the suspects or their vehicle to contact them. In a separate incident, a Lincoln County couple from Wellston has been accused of overdosing on an intoxicant while caring for an infant in Stillwater. They have been ordered held in the Payne County Jail on charges of child neglect and public intoxication.
Oklahoma School Cancels Bible Study, Morning Prayer Over PA System After Parents Push Back
A school district has shut down morning prayers that were being broadcasted over the PA system at an elementary school after receiving criticism from parents
Pioneer Library System To Be Featured In Education Series Hosted By Dennis Quaid
The educational program “Viewpoint,” hosted by Dennis Quaid, is going to feature the Pioneer Library System. Oklahoma’s Pioneer Library System serves Cleveland, McClain and Pottawatomie counties. This collaboration will highlight what libraries bring to communities. This segment will be filmed on December 5, and is set to...
Group calls for Ryan Walters to resign over video on prayer at Prague Elementary
In the wake of a controversy over prayers led over the intercom at Prague Elementary School, the Freedom From Religion Foundation called Wednesday for the resignation of state schools Superintendent Ryan Walters. The group said it “will not back down in the face of your grandstanding” after Walters criticized the organization for objecting to the school prayers.
You Could Buy This Vintage Oklahoma Theater & Make It a Home
Growing up, my mom always shared a very odd dream of hers with us kids. She always wanted to buy an old school to make it the family home. She wanted to turn each classroom into bedrooms, living rooms, and entertaining spaces. The commercial kitchen would do for our large family. Having a gym in your home is every child's dream, and the auditorium could have become the family theater/TV room.
Wanette family named Farm and Ranch Family of the Year
The Karges family of Wanette was recognized as Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s District Eight Farm and Ranch Family of the Year at the organization’s 82nd annual meeting November 11 in Oklahoma City. Brock and Sheila Karges own and operate Triple Heart Ranch where the family and their eight employees...
FORECAST: Patchy fog early Sunday ahead of nice warm-up
DENSE FOG ADVISORY for Washington, Nowata, Craig, Ottawa, Delaware, Mayes, Rogers, Osage, Pawnee, Creek, Tulsa, Wagoner, Cherokee, Adair, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Okfuskee, Pittsburg, Haskell, Latimer & Le Flore counties until 9 AM
Okemah School accepts property from donor
The Okemah School Board met in regular meeting on November 13 to discuss a full agenda including hiring personnel and accepting property from a donor. Board members Jason Bean, Randy Colbert, Jim Bill Copeland, J.C. Haddox and Bert Robison were all present. Following the approval of minutes and series of...