Area News

Okemah F.D. to get Ladder Truck

During the city manger comments portion of the Okemah City Council meeting held on Monday, Aug. 14, City Manger Bert Robison informed the council that he was bid on and was awarded a ladder fire truck. Henryetta Fire Department was the previous owner of the truck. Robison said with the new multi-level structures being built…

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It’s that County Free Fair time of the year

Have you taken any photographs this year? Is ag mechanics your strong point? Are you known for your baking and canning?  Is your vegetable or flower garden producing well this year? Have you completed any woodworking projects?  These are just a few of the categories in which Okfuskee County citizens have the opportunity to exhibit…

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Two county men die in separate vehicle accidents

Two Okfuskee County men died in vehicle accidents last week on Aug. 9. Guftin Eugene Moore, 23, of Okemah, died on Wednesday morning after troopers say a utility truck turned left in front of the vehicle he was driving. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Moore was driving northbound on Alternate U.S. Highway 75 about a…

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Local Veterinarian to receive Distinguished Alumni Award

Oklahoma State University Alumni Association will recognize 11 alumni during the upcoming academic year with either induction into the OSU Hall of Fame or a Distinguished Alumni Award. Among those receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award is Claud D. Evans, ’66 agricultural biochemistry, of Okemah. Evans is the sole practitioner at the Okfuskee County Veterinary Clinic…

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Aldridge appointed to Council

By Kay Thompson ONL Publisher After the resignation of Bobby Massey from the Okemah City Council on June 13, the current council members had 60 days to appoint a new council member. At the June 26 meeting, the council decided to open up the spot to interested parties and to allow them time at the…

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