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COVID-19 Update for Okfuskee County

By Pamela Thompson With the worry of different strains of COVID-19 appearing, it was rumored there are fifty active COVID-19 cases in Okemah. On the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s (OSDH) COVID-19 website, the OSDH’s Disease Investigation Summary reports COVID-19 statistics by county and city along with many other categories. Since tracking began in early…

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PSO implements Southwest Power Pool (SPP) emergency controlled outage directive

Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) implemented an emergency load reduction plan at the request of the organization responsible for managing the regional electricity grid, the SPP.  As a result, PSO began a required series of service interruptions, lasting approximately two hours, for some customers. These planned outages will reduce the risk of lengthy, widespread…

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GOVERNOR STITT ACTIVATES OKLAHOMA NATIONAL GUARD AT STATE CAPITOL

Governor Kevin Stitt announced today that out of an abundance of caution he is activating over 75 members of the Oklahoma National Guard (OKNG) to assist local law enforcement should any protests at the State Capitol, or other locations, turn violent. “I support the right for Oklahomans to peacefully demonstrate, but we will not tolerate…

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Council approves city agreement with DHS, sets dates for Pioneer Days

Council approves city agreement with DHS, sets dates for Pioneer Days By Spencer Hicks The Okemah City Council on Monday night unanimously approved a space sharing assistance and use agreement between the Okemah Police Department and the Oklahoma State Department of Human Services, which is closing its Okemah office. The state agency, citing an economic…

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Millions vote early; polls swamped on election day

Millions vote early; polls swamped on election day By Ken Childers ONL Editor A record-breaking 100 million people voted early and millions more were expected to vote in person Tuesday in one of the most highly contested presidential elections in recent history. At press time, the results of the race between sitting President Donald J.…

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Newly-licensed realtor follows in grandfather’s footsteps By Ken Childers ONL Editor A recent high school graduate is following in his grandfather’s footsteps by venturing into the real estate business. Ty Holt, who graduated from Okemah High School in 2018, recently obtained his real estate license and joined the Carl Alls Real Estate team, the very…

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