Voter’s guide to the Nov. 3 General Election

  The following is a look at what is on the ballot of the Nov. 3 election for Okfuskee County voters. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Check your voter ID card for your voting location or visit the online voter portal at www.ok.gov/elections/OVP. Early voting will take place at the…

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Willard Marlon Early

Willard Marlon Early May 4, 1956 – Sept. 30, 2020 Marlon passed away Wednesday September 30, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma Marlon was born in Oklahoma City to Maryln and William Early. At a very young age he moved to Okemah, and that is where he spent the remainder of his life. Marlon attended Okemah Public…

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HAPPENINGS AT THE GOLF COURSE

 HAPPENINGS AT THE GOLF COURSE                                             By Billie Gail Fox      We want to thank the Okemah Newsleader and the sponsors that they solicit for the 1st class scorecards that they have printed…

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Homecoming and Senior Night celebrated, game cancelled

Homecoming and Senior Night celebrated, game cancelled By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter (Editor’s note: Coverage of Senior Night will appear in next week’s edition). For the second time this season, COVID-19 threw a wrench into the Panther’s season as Liberty High School was forced to withdraw from competition due to a student’s exposure to…

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State Budget Breakdown

Budget Breakdown By Sen. Roger Thompson, Senate Appropriations Chair   When the legislature writes the budget, the funds we appropriate come from many different revenue streams, like income taxes, oil and gas taxes, cigarette taxes and others as well―about 20 in all.  I think people are aware that oil and gas collections are still low,…

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MCN chief named to Time’s list of most influential people

MCN chief named to Time’s list of most influential people By Ken Childers ONL Editor Muscogee (Creek) Nation (MCN) Chief David Hill has been named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world. Each year, the periodical releases its “Time100” list that features the pioneers, artists, leaders, icons and titans…

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City Council: Trick-or-treating still a go in Okemah

City Council: Trick-or-treating still a go in Okemah By Ken Childers ONL Editor Trick-or-treating will be allowed this year in Okemah, despite updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that advise against it. On Sept. 14, the city council voted to designate Saturday, Oct. 31 as the official trick-or-treat night, but a week…

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Twelve cases dismissed in wake of McGirt decision

Twelve cases dismissed in wake of McGirt decision By Ken Childers ONL Editor Twelve criminal cases involving Native Americans have been dismissed in Okfuskee County District Court on grounds that the state does not have jurisdiction over them. On Sept. 22, District Judge Lawrence Parish heard motions of dismissal filed in the wake of the…

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ONL to host candidate debate Oct. 19 at history center

ONL to host candidate debate Oct. 19 at history center By Ken Childers ONL Editor In advance of the upcoming general election, the Okemah News Leader will host a candidate debate later this month at the Okfuskee County Historical Society. Candidates for Oklahoma Senate District 7, State Representative District 24 and Okfuskee County Sheriff have…

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Daniel David Wind

Daniel David Wind Graveside services for Daniel David Wind will be Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the High Spring Baptist Cemetery south of Okemah with Daniel Wind officiating. Daniel David Wind, 99 years old, passed away on Tuesday October 6, 2020, peacefully in Okmulgee, OK. He was born on April 6, 1921…

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