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Oklahoma Arts Council tours Okemah

Oklahoma Arts Council tours Okemah By Justin Scrimshire Okemah News Leader Reporter The Okemah Chamber of Commerce initiated a progressive economic development program before the pandemic. Because of the pandemic shutting down so many events and activities, progress was minimal. Following the pandemic, activity has ramped back up and Okemah is beginning to see some…

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Specialized Oklahoma National Guard unit hosts fentanyl training

OKLAHOMA CITY – Over the last 10 years the Center of Disease Control and Prevention has noticed an increase of opioid and Fentanyl overdose deaths in the United States per year from approximately 2,600 to more than 75,000. With the Fentanyl threat entering Oklahoma’s borders, the Oklahoma National Guard’s 63rd Civil Support Team and the Oklahoma…

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CAPTURED: WALKAWAY: DERIK TAYLOR (DOC 703090)

NOTIFICATION OF CAPTURE: DERIK TAYLOR (DOC 703090) MCALESTER – Derik Wayne Taylor (DOC 703090), an inmate reported missing from Jackie Brannon Correctional Center since the morning of November 5, has been returned to custody. Inmate Taylor was apprehended in the McAlester area Saturday afternoon by facility staff and Department of Corrections K-9 Agents. He will be…

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Sen. Thompson praises Checotah Intermediate School and principal for receiving national honors

Sen. Thompson praises Checotah Intermediate School and principal for receiving national honors OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, was on hand for a special celebration Monday at Eufaula State Park to mark Checotah Intermediate Elementary School’s designation as a National Blue Ribbon School.  The school’s principal, Ryan Ambrose, was also honored as a 2022 recipient…

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Hofmeister bolsters school safety, security and health with ‘Awareity’ reporting system

Hofmeister bolsters school safety, security and health with ‘Awareity’ reporting system OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 2, 2022) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister announced today the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has launched a new online portal for schools and students, families and school communities that provides a quick, convenient method for reporting…

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State Election Board Releases Official Pre-Election Voter Registration Statistics

State Election Board Releases Official Pre-Election Voter Registration Statistics (Oklahoma City) – Nearly 2.3 million Oklahomans are registered to vote ahead of the November 8 General Election, with a net increase of more than 77,000 registered voters since January 15 and a net increase of more than 175,000 registered voters since November 1, 2018. Oklahoma’s…

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Voters Encouraged to Mail Absentee Ballots as Soon as Possible

Voters Encouraged to Mail Absentee Ballots as Soon as Possible Monday, October 31, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2022 CONTACT:    Misha Mohr, State Election Board PIO, (405) 522-6624, mmohr@elections.ok.gov (Oklahoma City) – The Secretary of the State Election Board is encouraging voters who have requested absentee ballots to mail those ballots back as soon as…

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Several National Wreaths Across America Day Events Planned for Oklahoma

Several National Wreaths Across America Day Events Planned for Oklahoma Local, dedicated volunteers are working to generate awareness for the mission and necessary veterans’ wreaths sponsorships to honor the region’s heroes this December! COLUMBIA FALLS, ME, and OKLAHOMA – Nov. 1, 2022 – Volunteers across the state of Oklahoma are working in support of national nonprofit…

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Early Voting for General Election Begins Earlier This Year

Early Voting for General Election Begins Earlier This Year (Oklahoma City) – An extra day of early voting has been added for the November 8 General Election this year thanks to new legislation enacted in 2021, the Secretary of the State Election Board reminded voters today. “For the first time ever, early voting will begin…

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