Area News

Major slowdown in US oil production predicted

Major slowdown in US oil production predicted By Ken Childers ONL Editor Oil and gas activity is already slumping across the United States, and analysts are predicting the industry is about to face even tougher times. According to Baker Hughes, the nation’s rig count fell by 264 last week from one year ago when the…

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Tribes reject state’s offer of arbitration in gaming compact dispute

Tribes reject state’s offer of arbitration in gaming compact dispute By Ken Childers ONL Editor Tribal nations with casinos in Oklahoma have rejected the state’s offer of arbitration in a dispute over whether existing gaming compacts automatically renew at the end of the year. In July, Governor Kevin Stitt sent a letter to tribal leaders,…

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MCN releases unofficial election results

MCN releases unofficial election results By Ken Childers ONL Editor The Muscogee (Creek) Nation (MCN) has released unofficial results for its primary election held on Nov. 2. A total of 5,137 votes were cast in the “do-over” election, which was originally held on Sept. 21, but later ruled null and void by the MCN Supreme…

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Information for Tuesday’s Election Day

Information for Tuesday’s Election Day Voters will go to the polls next Tuesday, November 12.  Elections will be held for The City of Okemah and Mason Public Schools, ISD #2.  Persons who reside within the municipal city limits of The City of Okemah may vote in the Municipal Election, and those who reside within the…

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Okemah sales tax, Mason school bond on Nov. 12 ballot

Okemah sales tax, Mason school bond on Nov. 12 ballot By Ken Childers ONL Editor Certain registered voters in Okfuskee County will take to the polls in special elections on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Voters living in the Okemah city limits will face a proposition regarding the extension of a half-cent sales tax, while patrons of…

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The Martins To Be Featured At The Crystal Theater In Okemah On November 15

Multi-Grammy Nominated Recording Artist, The Martins To Be Featured At  The Crystal Theater In Okemah On November 15 The smooth, rich sounds of multi-Dove Award winning and multi-Grammy nominated trio, The Martins (pictured in attached jpg #1) will be featured in Okemah, OK, at the Crystal Theater on Friday, November 15. Siblings, Judy, Jonathan and Joyce Martin,…

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Mason Fall Festival Royalty

Mason Public Schools held its annual Fall Festival last week which included special coronation ceremonies. The festival’s Prince and Princess were 8th graders Lillie Sessions and Blake Gill. The Duke and Duchess were kindergartners Faith Rowan and Tatum Montgomery. Sophomores Rylee Smart and Taw Henry were crowned as the festival’s Queen and King.  

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Mason Fall Festival Costume contest winners

Newborn – Two year old category 1st Place: Tucker Crawford (son of Rusty and Kimberly Crawford) as Cat Dozer. 2nd: Kenslee Jenkins (daughter of Colton Jenkins and Ashley Hayes) as Cinderella. 3rd place Maverick Allen and Nash Allen (sons of Ty and Brittany Allen) dressed as dozer operator and his rock. 3 yrs to PreK…

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Okfuskee County to issue warrants for delinquent taxes

Okfuskee County to issue warrants for delinquent taxes County Treasurer, Lori Coplin and First Deputy, Lindsey Willis recently attended a County Training Program on Personal Property Tax Warrants given by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.  For many years, the use of Personal Property Tax Warrants was commonplace; but, over a period of time, this practice…

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Trick or treat time in Okemah

Trick or treat time in Okemah By Ken Childers ONL Editor This weekend, the streets of Okemah will be filled with costumed children, some carrying bags and others carrying plastic pumpkins or some other type of container. Ghouls, goblins, superheroes and other assorted characters will ring doorbells and knock on doors then pop an age-old…

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