Former sheriff’s office secretary arrested for embezzlement

Former sheriff’s office secretary arrested for embezzlement By Ken Childers ONL Editor A former administrator/secretary for the Okfuskee County Sheriff’s Office has been arrested for allegedly embezzling more than $35,000 from the county jail’s inmate trust account. Kenna Lavon Smith, 55, was arrested on July 23 and booked into the McIntosh County Jail on anticipated…

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High-speed parking lot incident leads to felony charge

High-speed parking lot incident leads to felony charge By Ken Childers ONL Editor A local woman is facing a felony charge after she allegedly rammed her truck into a parked Corvette with its driver inside at a speed of at least 60 miles per hour. Casey Chavez, 33 was arrested on July 10 and stands…

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Wilson appointed to workforce development board

Wilson appointed to workforce development board By Ken Childers ONL Editor Okfuskee County Commissioner Terry Wilson has been appointed to serve on the Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board (COWIB), a non-profit group aimed at creating connections between job seekers and businesses. The appointment was made during Monday’s regular meeting of the Okfuskee County Board of…

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Allen David Harney Jr.

Allen David Harney Jr. Allen David Harney, Jr. was born September 26, 1950 in North Kingston, Rhode Island to Allen David Harney Sr. and Hazel Frances (Brock) Harney. He passed away, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his home in Wetumka, Oklahoma at the age of 69. Mr. Harney served his country during the Vietnam War…

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John P. Plett

John P. Plett Funeral services for John P. Plett will be held Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Boley Mennonite Church. Interment will follow at the Boley Mennonite Church Cemetery. John P. Plett was born June 27, 1930 in Manitoba, Canada to Cornelius and Maria Plett. He passed away Sunday, July 26,…

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Terrell “Terry” Dane Clay

On Monday, July 20, 2020, Terrell “Terry” Dane Clay, loving husband and father of two sons, passed away at the age of 84. Terry was born on September 29, 1935 to Ada and Clyde Clay in Okemah, OK. He graduated from Okemah High School in 1953 and was active in all high school sports.  He…

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Suspect out of prison barely one year before bank robbery

Suspect out of prison barely one year before bank robbery By Ken Childers ONL Editor The man accused of robbing BancFirst in Paden at gunpoint last month spent much of the last decade behind bars and had been out of federal prison for less than 13 months when the robbery occurred. Bobby Ray Scott III,…

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HAPPENINGS AT THE GOLF COURSE

  HAPPENINGS AT THE GOLF COURSE                                               By Billie Gail Fox      On Wednesday, July 22nd, Tyler Hickman from Bristow came to play golf at Okemah.  He had his son Grayson (who…

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Old Glory flies once again in front of post office

Old Glory flies once again in front of post office By Ken Childers ONL Editor On Independence Day, the day “Old Glory” should be painting the breeze, the flags flying near the front of the Okemah Post Office as well as the local fire station were reported as stolen. The alleged perpetrator, who reportedly suffers…

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Sheila Ann “Rosebud” Mosley

Sheila Ann “Rosebud” Mosley, 53, of Stroud, Oklahoma, passed away on July 9, 2020 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Sheila was born on November 5, 1966 to Charles James Mosley and Mary Vanita (Dickerson) Pryor. Sheila graduated in 1985 from Prague High School. She went on to study social work and child development and earned her…

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