Brenda Lee Jones

Brenda Lee Jones was born October 5, 1940 in Okemah, Oklahoma to J.T. and Ethel (Ballinger) Kendrick. She passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at her home in Okemah at the age of 78. Brenda Lee Jones, resident of Okemah; was a 1960 graduate of Pharoah High School and resided in Henryetta until the late…

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Dean Wayne Reich

Dean Wayne Reich was born August 8, 1963 to Larry Dean and Mary Lou (Flowers) Reich. He passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 55. Dean worked many jobs throughout his life. He worked at the Wewoka Brick Plant and also as a cook for a nursing home…

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Charles Wallace Knight

Charles Wallace Knight was born August 1, 1950 in Tuskegee, Oklahoma to Wiley S. Knight and Jennie (Fife) Knight. He passed away Monday, April 15, 2019 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 68. Mr. Knight was a resident of Bristow, Oklahoma and a graduate of Slick High School. He worked many years as a…

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Thomas Steve Powell

Thomas Steve Powell died Sunday, March 31, 2019 in Okemah, Oklahoma at the age of 72. Thomas was born the son of John J. and Lynn (Black) Powell on Sunday, February 23, 1947 in Salina, Kansas. Thomas served his country in the United States Army and later joined the United States Air Force Reserves. He…

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David Lynn Ward

David Lynn Ward was born December 6, 1948 in Chandler, Oklahoma to William J. Ward and Norma A. (Williams) Ward. He departed this life on April 4, 2019 at his home in Okemah at the age of 70. David was a retired school teacher of 28 years, and veteran of the Army National Guard for 20 years.…

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Courthouse Sidewalks to be Replaced: Commissioners approve solicitation of bids to replace courthouse sidewalks

By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter The Okfuskee County Commissioners made the decision to begin the process of replacing the sidewalks leading up to and around the courthouse, voting to approve the solicitation of bids for the work at Mondayʼs regularly schedule meeting (April 15). Present for the meeting were all three commissioners — Chairman…

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In memoriam: On this day in 1995, a tragedy by terror in Oklahoma City shook the world, changing lives forever

By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter It was 24 years ago today, April 19, 1995, that individuals, acting in heinous illogic, carried out the most destructive and deadly domestic terrorist attack in U.S. history, bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Almost 700 people were inside the structure when the explosives ignited that morning…

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Another bomb threat issued at Graham-Dustin

Authorities are again at the Graham-Dustin school district to evaluate the significance of a bomb threat, issued earlier today, Okfuskee County Sheriff Jim Rasmussen confirmed just before noon. Rasmussen said local law enforcement are awaiting the arrival of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Bomb Squad and bomb-detecting dogs at 12:23 p.m. This is the second bomb…

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First Trash-Off a Success

Nearly 200 citizens compete in County, City collaborative clean up challenge Saturday By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter A true statement that can be made is that the streets, roads, ditches and right-of- ways in and around Okemah are cleaner this week in and around Okemah than they were last week. Thatʼs true because of…

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