Alvin Lee Keathley

Alvin Lee Keathley Alvin Lee Keathley was born on December 23, 1936, at home, three miles South of Lamar, Oklahoma to Luster Lovic and Stella Mae (Liles) Keathley. He passed away Saturday, October 12th, 2019 in Shawnee, Oklahoma at the age of 82. Alvin grew up in the Lamar, Dustin, Yeager, Oklahoma areas and graduated,…

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John Kerry Baker

John Kerry Baker Jul 20, 1936 – Oct 9, 2019 A memorial service for John Kerry Baker will be held Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. John Kerry Baker was born July 20, 1936 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma to George H. Baker and Cloren (Henley) Baker.…

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Visitation reinstated at several medium-security facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOct. 11, 2019 Statewide lockdown update: Visitation reinstated at several medium-security facilities This version adds clarification to the fourth paragraph. OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has reinstated visitation this weekend at the medium-security units of Joseph Harp Correctional Center, James Crabtree Correctional Center, Lexington Correctional Center and Oklahoma State Penitentiary. Additionally,…

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SSC Honor Society Inducts New Members

SSC Honor Society Inducts New Members   Twenty-eight Seminole State College students were inducted into the Alpha Theta Nu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges at the Jeff Johnston Fine Arts Center on Oct. 3. Students are selected based on their scholarship, leadership and commitment to community. The chapter provides…

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Expansion of Highland Cemetery gets underway

Expansion of Highland Cemetery gets underway By Ken Childers ONL Editor Okemah’s Highland Cemetery is expanding to the north, which will result in approximately 18 additional acres of useable space. Last week, Okemah Mayor Mike Fuller donated his time – and used his personal equipment – to clear the acreage adjacent to the cemetery of…

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County unemployment up second month in a row

County unemployment up second month in a row By Ken Childers ONL Editor For the second month in a row, the unemployment rate for Okfuskee County has risen. According to a report released Oct. 2 by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Okfuskee County posted a rate of 4.6 percent in August, up four-tenths of one…

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Panther’s aerial assault levels Wolverines, 50-16

Panther’s aerial assault levels Wolverines, 50-16 By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter If you didn’t go to the game in Holdenville on Friday night and are looking for a recap in this article, it would not be a disservice to you as a reader to just say the Panthers unloaded from the bus and proceeded…

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