Area News

Vandals hit historic church, windows to be boarded up

Vandals hit historic church, windows to be boarded up By Ken Childers ONL Editor Vandals have struck a historic building owned by the City of Okemah, and steps are being taken to prevent further damages. A rock was recently thrown through a stained glass window of the 110-year-old Presbyterian Church at 3rd and Ash, and…

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Attorney General Hunter Files Lawsuit against Three Leading Opioid Distributors for Fueling Opioid Epidemic

Attorney General Hunter Files Lawsuit against Three Leading Opioid Distributors for Fueling Opioid Epidemic OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced he has filed a lawsuit against the McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health, Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corporation, three leading distributors of opioid pain medication, for their alleged role in the ongoing opioid crisis. The…

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Yandell now chairing board of county commissioners

Yandell now chairing board of county commissioners By Ken Childers ONL Editor As customary with the beginning of a new year, the Okfuskee County Board of County Commissioners  has elected a new chairman and vice chairman. During its first meeting of 2020, held Monday morning at the Okfuskee County Courthouse, the board voted unanimously to…

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Weleetka Elementary principal attends Alpha Plus Principal’s Academy

Weleetka Elementary principal attends Alpha Plus Principal’s Academy Weleetka Elementary School Principal, Courtney Hare, participated in the Alpha Plus 2019-20 Principal’s Academy held on Dec. 12 in Oklahoma City.  The Principal’s Academy is part of the Oklahoma-based company’s continuous professional development for partner schools that want to improve students’ academic results. At the December meeting,…

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Local sales tax down, use tax up for city and county

Local sales tax down, use tax up for city and county By Ken Childers ONL Editor Local sales tax receipts from business conducted in October were down from the previous year for the City of Okemah as well as for the coffers of Okfuskee County. According to the Oklahoma Tax Commission, the city received a…

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Grinch hits local non-profit group

Grinch hits local non-profit group By Ken Childers ONL Editor The Okemah Garden Club has reported the theft of electronic timers that had been recently installed to control Christmas lights on display in the Woody Guthrie Park. According to club president Cheri Lassiter, the theft occurred some time between Saturday, Dec. 7 and  Tuesday, Dec.…

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Christmas Extravaganza

“Business Window Decorations Contest” Sponsored by the Okemah Chamber of Commerce – Corral Nutrition Parade Award: Sponsors: Haden Farms, Sovereign Abstract &Title:                         Float 1st place -Okfuskee County History Center                         Float 2nd…

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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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