Area News

All About the People: Mvskoke language program begins offering beginner classes

OKMULGEE, Okla. – Among the several departments and services Muscogee (Creek) Nation offers to citizens, and at times the public, the Mvskoke Language Program’s goal is to preserve, maintain and revitalize the Mvskoke language through ongoing projects. Funded through MCN and National Council support, the program began in 2004 as a Resource Center for those…

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Council hears concerns on new license fees

ONL Staff Report Kay Thompson, publisher of the Okemah News Leader, appeared before the Okemah City Council during the October 11 meeting public appearances to address the current fee structure the council has adopted since the changing of the liquor laws in October of this year. Thompson has been a strong advocate for the modernization…

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After fourth one, Pharaoh store owners worry business is being ruined by string of burglaries and robberies

By Josh Allen ONL Staff Reporter Running a business is hard … a successful business, even harder. Given the everyday obstacles and already normal, oftentimes difficult, circumstances involved, it’s safe to assume no business owner wants to add any strife with burglaries or robberies that aren’t getting solved or stopped. Jonathan and Beverly Rissler, owners…

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Okemah streets to get asphalt overlay

By Kay Thompson ONL Publisher For a long time, residents of Okemah have been talking about the conditions of the streets. In recent years, the Okemah City Council has budgeted money to get the streets repaired. However, the previous city treasurer did not roll over the unused funds for streets and just returned the funds…

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