Area Breaking News

Okemah now a Purple Heart City

There’s no greater sacrifice for one’s country than to give of him or herself. On October 22, 2018, the Okemah City Council decided to honor those who were wounded or killed in combat by proclaiming Okemah as a Purple Heart City. The designation is given by the state Military Order of the Purple Heart as…

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China Cuisine cuts the ribbon; Okemah Chamber welcomes new member

By JOSHUA ALLEN ONL Staff Reporter The Okemah Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest local business member last week, celebrating the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony and “First Dollar” presentation.  China Cuisine, located downtown at 315 West Broadway, opened for business in October and stands as the only restaurant serving food of its kind…

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Okemah Boots & Badges Blood Drive! Wednesday, December 19

Okemah first responders and Citizens State Bank of Okemah are looking for citizens to support their efforts through blood donation with Oklahoma Blood Institute.  Those who give at the Boots & Badges blood drive on Wednesday, December 19th, will provide blood needed to save local lives, such as those that firefighters and law enforcement officers…

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Both Panther teams shoot past first-round opponents in Okemah Invitational

By Joshua Allen ONL Staff Reporter Thursday saw the start of this year’s Okemah Invitational Basketball Tournament, featuring teams from all over the region in a variety of classes, depending on the size of the school district. Tourney games started that morning, leading up to the Lady Panthers taking the court for the game just prior to…

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Christmas Extravaganza a success

After the parade was finished and the hot chocolate was beginning to be distributed, the Pride of Okemah Marching Band entertained the crowd followed by the Bearden School children. Most people were anxious for the Chamber Bucks drawing. The Okemah Casino donated lots of door prizes that were distributed before the big drawing. This year’s…

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