GOVERNOR STITT ACTIVATES OKLAHOMA NATIONAL GUARD AT STATE CAPITOL

Governor Kevin Stitt announced today that out of an abundance of caution he is activating over 75 members of the Oklahoma National Guard (OKNG) to assist local law enforcement should any protests at the State Capitol, or other locations, turn violent. “I support the right for Oklahomans to peacefully demonstrate, but we will not tolerate…

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Council approves city agreement with DHS, sets dates for Pioneer Days

Council approves city agreement with DHS, sets dates for Pioneer Days By Spencer Hicks The Okemah City Council on Monday night unanimously approved a space sharing assistance and use agreement between the Okemah Police Department and the Oklahoma State Department of Human Services, which is closing its Okemah office. The state agency, citing an economic…

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Investors sought to turn pollution into profits

Okemah city officials are looking for investors who can turn old gas stations into profitable new businesses. Thanks to a new grant program, regulators at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission have funding to help make the transition easier for entrepreneurs. The Commission’s Brownfield Program received $300,000 to cover the costs of environmental assessments, so business owners…

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Rebecca Ramona Sherlock

Rebecca Ramona Sherlock Rebecca Ramona Sherlock age 83 passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020 in Oklahoma City. She was born in Okemah ,OK on July 21,1937 to the late Elwin Vaught and Clyde Jane Smith Vaught. Rebecca married Kenneth John Sherlock February 1, 1980 in Texas and he preceded her in death February 19, 1998.…

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Dara Michelle Wingate

Dara Michelle Wingate Dara Michelle Wingate of Okemah, Oklahoma, passed away on November 16, 2020 at the age of 36. She was born Dara Michelle Geyer on October 3, 1984 in Shawnee. She was the daughter of Eldon L. Geyer and Vickie V. (Harris) Sexton. Dara grew up in Prague and was a graduate of…

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James Andrew (Andy) Wilson

James Andrew (Andy) Wilson James Andrew (Andy) Wilson of Okemah, OK left this earthly life to be with his Creator on November 11th, 2020 at the age of 67. Andy was born in Fort Bragg, NC on March 18, 1953, but grew up in Fairview, OK. Andy’s passion for agriculture began at an early age.…

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Ronnie Stapp

Ronnie Stapp Graveside services for Ronnie Stapp will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah. Ronnie Stapp was born July 2, 1953 to Gene and Nancy (Fish) Stapp. He passed away Friday, November 27, 2020 at his home in Henryetta at the age of 67. Ronnie worked…

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Jake Briggs

Jake Briggs Funeral services for Jake Briggs will be held Monday, November 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Prague, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah. Jacob Randall Briggs was born November 26, 1995 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Steve and Cindy Briggs. He passed away Monday, November…

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Larry Carl Coleman

Larry Carl Coleman Larry Carl Coleman was born August 22, 1951 in Paden, Oklahoma to Roy Coleman and Edith Marie (Whitson) Hewitt. He passed away Friday, November 20, 2020 in Okemah at the age of 69. Larry was a hard worker who enjoyed fishing and loved his watching his chickens and dogs. He had a…

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Timothy Beets

Timothy Beets Graveside Services for Timothy Beets will be held Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah, Oklahoma. Timothy Beets passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at the age of 61. Timothy was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Clarance Wayne and Clara Fern (Wade) Beets on November 7,…

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