Owen Jacobs

Owen Jacobs was born January 23, 1975 in Claremore, Okla. to George Jacobs and Salann (Marshall) Jacobs and passed from this life December 8, 2019 at his home in Weleetka at the age of 44. Owen was raised in Weleetka and attended school there. He was a graduate of Weleetka High School. He worked in…

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Beverly Ann Winn

Beverly Ann Winn Aug 26, 1944 – Dec 7, 2019 Funeral services for Beverly Ann Winn will be held Monday, December 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Freewill Baptist Church of Weleetka, Oklahoma with Rev. Dale Smith officiating. Beverly Ann Winn was born August 26, 1944 in Weleetka, Oklahoma to Leonard Davis and Ola…

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Gregory Lee Stockstell

Gregory Lee Stockstell May 26, 1961 – Dec 2, 2019 Services for Gregory Lee Stockstell will be held Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Gregory Lee Stockstell was born May 26, 1961 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Dell Buster Stockstell and Cora Jean (Johnson) Stockstell. He…

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BANCFIRST TO ACQUIRE CITIZENS STATE BANK

BancFirst announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets and liabilities of the Citizens State Bank of Okemah. Pending approvals by the Oklahoma State Banking Department, FDIC and Federal Reserve, the transaction is projected to be finalized in the spring. “This is a significant step for our customers, the Okemah…

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Wilburn (Pat) L. Garrett

  Wilburn (Pat) L. Garrett July 11, 1930 – November 25, 2019 Mabank, Texas   After suffering a stroke, Wilburn (Pat) L. Garrett, 89, ascended to Heaven to be in the eternal presenceof God on Monday evening, November 25, 2019. Pat was born in Mason, Oklahoma, to C.J. Garrett, Sr. and Bessie (Barber) Garrett.  Always…

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Michael Jon Schmitt

Michael Jon Schmitt Jan 19, 1953 – Nov 28, 2019 Michael Jon Schmitt was born January 19, 1953 in Escanaba, Michigan to Kenneth Schmitt and Tillie (Van Somple) Schmitt. He passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019 in Shawnee, Oklahoma at the age of 66. Mr. Schmitt was a resident of Okemah and was retired from…

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Okemah Christmas Extravaganza slated for Dec. 4

Okemah Christmas Extravaganza slated for Dec. 4 By Ken Childers ONL Editor Thanksgiving Day marks the “official” start of the Holiday season, and in Okemah, it will soon begin to look a lot like Christmas. The Okemah Chamber of Commerce invites local residents to get into spirit of the season by attending the Christmas Extravaganza…

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City of Okemah receives $60,000 in grants

City of Okemah receives $60,000 in grants By Ken Childers ONL Editor The City of Okemah is the beneficiary of two grants totaling $60,000, City Manager Dustin Danker has announced. During the Nov. 14 regular meeting of the Okemah City Council, Danker reported that the city had received a Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant…

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Jury convicts Wattles of child sex crimes

Jury convicts Wattles of child sex crimes By Ken Childers ONL Editor After deliberating for about three hours Tuesday evening, an Okfuskee County jury found Mark Wattles guilty on four of the five counts of child sexual abuse pinned on him by the state of Oklahoma. The jury recommended sentences of life in prison on two…

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