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YouTube video reignites complex case

By Justin Scrimshire A video uploaded to YouTube has gained a lot of attention over the past week, raising serious questions and shining a light on the complexities that continue to linger after the McGirt ruling made by the United States Supreme Court. The incident in question occurred on May 4, 2021, when Bobbie Sutterfield…

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COVID Report for Okfuskee County, cases are up – no new deaths

By Pamela Thompson “Few of us predicted and none of us hoped that two years after the first incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus would still be prevalent, mutating, and deadly. While case rates and hospitalizations are increasing once again in many areas, there have been many successes in this past year… We are still…

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Wanda Lee Butler

Wanda Lee “Mema Butter” Butler, 88, of Shawnee passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021 in Shawnee. She was born on October 4, 1932 in Okemah to John B. and Nellie (Crawford) Ricketts. Wanda grew up in Cromwell. She lived in other places but, most of her life in Shawnee. She graduated from Butner High…

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Warren O. Baldridge

Graveside services for Warren O. Baldridge will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Okfuskee Cemetery. Warren O. Baldridge was born October 22, 1939 in Okfuskee County to Alfred and Evelyn (Allstott) Baldridge. He passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Tulsa at the age of 81. Warren grew up in…

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Fred L. Carson

Funeral services for Fred L. Carson were held Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah. Fred L. Carson was born January 1, 1951 in Hanna, Wy. to Fred N. and Oletta Merle Carson. He passed away Friday,…

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