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Warren O. Baldridge

Graveside services for Warren O. Baldridge will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Okfuskee Cemetery. Warren O. Baldridge was born October 22, 1939 in Okfuskee County to Alfred and Evelyn (Allstott) Baldridge. He passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Tulsa at the age of 81. Warren grew up in…

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MCN chief named to Time’s list of most influential people

MCN chief named to Time’s list of most influential people By Ken Childers ONL Editor Muscogee (Creek) Nation (MCN) Chief David Hill has been named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world. Each year, the periodical releases its “Time100” list that features the pioneers, artists, leaders, icons and titans…

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Velta Marie Hair

Velta Marie Hair Funeral services for Velta Marie Hair will be Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM graveside at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah. Velta Marie Hair was born October 6, 1930 in Mulberry, Arkansas to E.W. and Neta (Medlock) Bright. She passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020 in Lawton, Oklahoma at the age…

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Are Rude And Crude The New Norm,

Are Rude And Crude The New Norm, Or Will America Bring Back Civility? Can we talk? Joan Rivers made that catchphrase popular decades ago, but in 2019 the answer to the late comedian’s heartfelt query appears to be a resounding no. Whether it’s tweets on social media, pundits on TV, politicians in Washington, or parents…

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Emma Frances Ruebush Evans

Mrs. Emma Frances Ruebush Evans, age 84 of Pell City, Alabama (formerly of Grant) passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at St. Vincent’s St. Clair Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Grant Memorial Chapel with Rev. Anthony Barnes officiating.  A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m.…

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What Color Do You Bleed? Give Blood, Celebrate Bedlam Spirit!

It’s time to kick off football season with new Bedlam t-shirts, free for Oklahoma Blood Institute blood donors! Join Okemah High School at a blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM, on Wednesday, October 03 at 704 E. Date Street in Okemah. Anyone who is healthy and 16 years old*…

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Leroy Allen Hinkle

Funeral services for Leroy Allen Hinkle will be held Monday, August 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Castle First Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Welty Cemetery. Leroy Allen Hinkle was born January 20, 1939 in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma to Charlie and Rosie Hinkle. He passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 in Ardmore,…

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Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse to Patrol Okemah Lake During Holiday

WHAT: The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse Police will be on patrol at Okemah Lake assisting the Okemah Police Department throughout the Fourth of July holiday. The MCN Lighthorse Police Department is able to assist the city’s police department with arrests and citations through a cross-commissioning agreement the MCN Lighthorse has with the City of Okemah.…

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Governor Mary Fallin: No Special Legislative Session to Implement State Question 788

Governor, Legislative Leaders Confident in Emergency Rules Drafted by Oklahoma State Health Department OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today issued the following statement on how the state will proceed with developing rules and regulations to deal with implementing State Question 788, the medical marijuana ballot issue approved by Oklahoma voters earlier this week: “After…

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DEQ Offers Tips to Keep You Safe at Lakes, Rivers, and Streams

With the Independence Day holiday approaching, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) encourages Oklahomans to visit the state’s lakes, rivers, or streams. While recreating at these natural water bodies, DEQ reminds you to follow some simple tips to help keep you and your family safe while swimming, boating, canoeing, or enjoying other water activities.…

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