Area News

Open enrollment at Bearden School is underway

The open enrollment period is currently underway. If you are a parent/guardian of a student who would like to attend Bearden Public School, in the Fall of 2018, you will need to fill out an open transfer form before the end of May. The forms are available in the school office. If you have any…

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OHS Class of 68 to hold reunion during Pioneer Days

The Okemah High School Class of 1968 will be celebrating their 50th class reunion on Pioneer Day at the Brick Street Cafe on April 28. Brick Street will be closed Saturday. Doors will open around 6 p.m. for the reunion. The Class of 1968 would also like to invite alumni from the classes of 1967,…

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Okemah library offering free financial kits

April is National Financial Literacy Month and to celebrate, the Oklahoma Jump$tart Coalition is observing Money Smart Week, April 21-28. Helping to promote financial education statewide, the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) is offering free Financial Fitness Kits through public libraries, including the Okemah Public Library, Tinker Federal Credit Union branches and online…

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Okfuskee County Success from the Field

Donnie Nero Restores Family Farm Donnie and Shirley Nero moved to Clearview, Okla., which is an original Historical Black Town, to return to Shirley’s family farm. Donnie, retired President of Connors State College, started working with the Okfuskee Conservation District, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) in 2002 to…

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Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers prepare for new weapons system

Story by 1st Lt. Matt Blubaugh, 145th MPAD, Oklahoma Army National Guard FORT SILL, Okla. — Artillerymen from the Oklahoma Army National Guard had the opportunity to fire their current weapon system one last time before they transition to a new system later this year. Soldiers assigned to Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 160th Field Artillery,…

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