Spain hearing continued to February 14

By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter The preliminary hearing of alleged murder suspect Anthony Spain, set for Thursday, January 31, was passed to a later date in order to give defense counsel ample time to complete discovery.  Spain sits accused of shooting to death his mother-in-law with a 12-gauge shotgun during a domestic dispute that…

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New member cuts the Chamber ribbon

By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter The Okemah Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture welcomed its newest member this week, cutting the proverbial ribbon and presenting the ceremonial ‘First Dollar’ to Farmers Insurance Agent Shannon Speir in front of her new downtown location Tuesday, February 5. Using the moniker, Farmers Insurance – Speir Agency, the newest…

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First Baptist Church welcomes new pastor and family

By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter The First Baptist Church’s time without an official pastor leading its congregation is over after recently welcoming a new pastor and his family to lead the place of worship.  Clayton Griggs and family moved to Okemah from Tulsa towards the end of 2018 to take over at the helm…

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Dr. Noel Eugene Miller

Funeral services are pending for Dr. Noel Eugene Miller. Dr. Noel Eugene Miller was born June 15, 1930 and passed away February 5, 2019. A full obituary and service details will be provided when available.  Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Okemah, Oklahoma. Online condolences may be made at…

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Keith Quinton Magness

A memorial service for Keith Quinton Magness will be held Friday, February 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Okemah Church of Christ.  Inurnment will follow at the Weleetka Cemetery. Keith Quinton Magness was born February 16, 1927 in Heber Springs, Arkansas to David William “D.W.” Magness and Lizzie (Davis) Magness.  He passed away Wednesday,…

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Annie Marie Collins

Annie Marie Collins was born August 24, 1941 in Okemah, Oklahoma to Orvil and Pearl (Orr) McKee.  She passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019 in Okemah at the age of 77. Mrs. Collins was a lifelong resident of the Okemah area. She and Ralph Leon Collins were married August 9, 1958 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma.  Mrs.…

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Council approves raise for interim city manager

The position of city manager in Okemah continues to be one of fairly common changeover, intrigue and, at times, tension as the municipality’s governing body decides whether or not to continue searching or hire the department head that is currently holding the position in the interim.  Monday’s regular meeting of the Okemah City Council made…

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