Area News

Okfuskee County unemployment rises

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission has released the Oklahoma Employment Report for January.  While unemployment rates improved for most Oklahoma counties in January, Okfuskee County experienced a .1 percent rise. In 2016, Okfuskee County had a workforce of 4,581 with 4,282  employed and 299 unemployed yielding a 6.5 percent unemployment rate. In January 2017, Okfuskee…

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Mullin to Hold Telephone Town Hall on Health Care Reform

Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) announced today that he will host a telephone town hall for Oklahomans on Wednesday, March 22,  at 6:20 p.m. CST. “As Congress works to repeal and replace Obamacare, I want to keep Oklahomans fully informed on the process,” Mullin said.  “This Wednesday, I’m hosting a telephone town hall from Washington so…

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DPS warns Oklahomans about phone scam

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has learned of a telephone scam targeting Oklahoma citizens, with the caller claiming to represent the DMV. In one example, a resident reported a phone call from a man who said he worked for the DMV, declaring that the resident had cut him off in traffic. He said he…

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WWTC to host ACT Prep Workshop

Wes Watkins Technology Center will host a Chad Cargill ACT Prep Workshop on March 31. The workshop is offered for all 8th through 12th grade students. The cost is $35 per student. Participants will meet in WWTC’s seminar center from 8:15 – 11:15 a.m. The fee can be paid at the time of the seminar.…

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