Judy Kay Wester

Judy Kay Wester Judy Kay (Payne) Wester was born to Katheryn Beatrice (London) and Walker Fred Payne on July 18, 1941, in Okemah, Oklahoma. She was the youngest of their 15 children. God called Judy home on Friday, February 7, 2020, at the age of 78 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. She attended elementary…

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Wynetta Posey

Wynetta Posey Funeral services for Wynetta Posey will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Hutche Chuppa Indian Baptist Church. Wake services will be Tuesday, February 11th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home, 403 S. Main Street, Wetumka, Oklahoma. Wynetta Posey was born April 6, 1940 in…

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Bomb threat empties Graham School

Bomb threat empties Graham School No explosive found in third threat made against school in 12 month period By Ken Childers ONL Editor For the third time in about 12 months, the halls of Graham School have been evacuated due to a bomb threat, all of which were made in writing on a bathroom wall.…

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Embattled Wetumka mayor quits after fiery council meeting

Embattled Wetumka mayor quits after fiery council meeting  By Ken Childers ONL Editor A special meeting of the Wetumka City Council last week began with accusations of stalking and culminated with the resignation of embattled mayor James Jackson and two council members. As reported by NonDoc and reprinted in the Jan. 23 edition of the…

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Coraetta Lillian Root

Coraetta Lillian Root Coraetta Root passed away on November 20, 2019, surrounded by her family at her home in Edmond. A memorial service was held on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. The service was held at the New Covenant United Methodist Church in Edmond. It was officiated by Reverend Richard Lutz and Reverend…

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George Vernon Hodges

George Vernon Hodges Services are pending for George Vernon Hodges. George Vernon Hodges was born April 23, 1929 to Lawrence and Gladys Hodges. He passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 90. Mr. Hodges was a resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is preceded in death by parents, Lawrence and…

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Jenna Beth Patton Gordon

Jenna Beth Patton Gordon Graveside services for Jenna Beth Patton Gordon will be held Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah. Jenna Beth Patton Gordon was born July 31, 1948 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to John Edmond Cotner and Elizabeth Patton. She passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at…

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Local tax revenue up for city, down for county in November

Local tax revenue up for city, down for county in November By Ken Childers ONL Editor The City of Okemah recently received its monthly sales tax disbursement from the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC), and the amount was up nearly 10 percent over what was received one year ago. According to a report from the OTC…

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Panthers struggle at Homecoming, lose 53-59

Panthers struggle at Homecoming, lose 53-59 By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter For the first time this season, the Panthers dropped back-to-back losses. Okemah played Seminole just days ago during the 66 Conference Tournament and walked away with a narrow 52-49 victory. Lacking Wacey Williams who continued to sit out with an injury, the Panthers…

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Panthers stumble against Konawa, 62-65

Panthers stumble against Konawa, 62-65 By Justin Scrimshire ONL Sports Reporter The 7th ranked Panthers have been steamrolling their opponents throughout the season, on somewhat of a scorched earth mission, often times walking away with double digit victories.  That momentum briefly stalled in a tightly contested matchup with Konawa on Tuesday, January 28th, inside the…

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