Weleetka School Board to hold elections; all other seats go unopposed

Of the eight school districts and the two career tech districts in Okfuskee county, only one district is having an election. Two individuals filed for both Weleetka Public Schools seats 2 and 4. Running for seat 4 are Bobbie Sue Joslin and Howard Goodnight. Neither currently are holding the position. The election for this seat,…

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Okemah now a Purple Heart City

There’s no greater sacrifice for one’s country than to give of him or herself. On October 22, 2018, the Okemah City Council decided to honor those who were wounded or killed in combat by proclaiming Okemah as a Purple Heart City. The designation is given by the state Military Order of the Purple Heart as…

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Charlye Mae Jones

Charlye Mae Duke-Jones — On July 25, 1925, a baby girl was born to William Duke and Willie Syrester Albright-Duke in Cleveland, Oklahoma. To this union of ten siblings, she was the second oldest. Her parents, six brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.  She attended school in Arbeka Union Chapel and Douglass High…

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Kenneth Dale Reeves

Funeral services for Kenneth Dale Reeves will be Friday, December 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah.  Interment will follow at the Castle Cemetery. Kenneth Dale Reeves was born July 27, 1962 in Okemah, Oklahoma to Hoyle Albert Reeves and Annie Rudean (Cathy) Reeves.  He passed away Monday,…

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Lowena Yahola Birdsong

Lowena Yahola Birdsong was born December 22, 1938 in Okemah, Oklahoma to Willie “W.E.” Yahola and Edna (Monday) Yahola.  She passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 79. Lowena retired after many years of employment with the Dallas Police Department in Dallas, Texas.  She was a longtime resident of…

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Michael Ray Wilcox

Michael Ray Wilcox was born June 28, 1963 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Ray Wilcox and Betty Lou (McMahan) Wilcox.  He passed away, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in Seminole, Oklahoma at the age of 55. Michael was a longtime resident of Seminole County, Oklahoma and was a graduate of Pleasant Grove Public Schools.  He and Tina…

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Jerry Kevin Scott

Jerry Kevin Scott was born July 28, 1954 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Bill Taylor Scott and Senora Jean (Buckley) Scott.  He passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2018 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 64. Mr. Scott was a resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma and had worked as an electrician and welder.  He was a graduate…

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China Cuisine cuts the ribbon; Okemah Chamber welcomes new member

By JOSHUA ALLEN ONL Staff Reporter The Okemah Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest local business member last week, celebrating the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony and “First Dollar” presentation.  China Cuisine, located downtown at 315 West Broadway, opened for business in October and stands as the only restaurant serving food of its kind…

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Okemah Boots & Badges Blood Drive! Wednesday, December 19

Okemah first responders and Citizens State Bank of Okemah are looking for citizens to support their efforts through blood donation with Oklahoma Blood Institute.  Those who give at the Boots & Badges blood drive on Wednesday, December 19th, will provide blood needed to save local lives, such as those that firefighters and law enforcement officers…

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