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As we step into a new year, and debatably a new decade depending upon who you ask if decades start with a 0 year or a 1, we at the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy are looking for a brighter f

Connors State College has announced the names of students on the President’s and Vice President’s Honor Rolls for the fall semester.

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The Eastern Oklahoma Development District Area Agency on Aging recently wrapped up a successful food drive to assist senior citizens in Muskogee County.

Sports

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Known as being one of the toughest and most competitive basketball tournaments around, the Beggs Invitational continues to live up to its reputation.

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University of Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Finalist Jalen Hurts announced that he will play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl. Hurts was 38-4 as a starter at Alabama and OU.

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Ahead of the 2020 WinStar World Casino and Resort PBR Global Cup USA, presented by Monster Energy, the final riders set to defend home soil as members of Team USA Eagles and Wolves at the event aki

Commentary

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I can truly say I despise politics - always have and always will. Why? Because it seems to do nothing but divide people and turn many of them into “haters with a so-called cause.”

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Following President Trump’s decisive action to order a drone strike that killed General Qasem Soleimani, many in the mainstream media are downplaying the fact that he was the architect of Iran’s ex

Lifestyle

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The Chamber of Commerce recognizes Creek Nation Casino Checotah as the Business of the Month for January and congratulated General Manager LaChista Lollis for their contribution to the community.

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Age: 18›

Class: 2020

›Family: Oliver Martin and Carla Martin

›Extracurricular activities: Cross country, basketball, baseball, track ›

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Two seniors celebrated their birthdays last month at the Senior Community Center. Front, Bobby Patterson and back, D.W. (Steven) Moore.

Obituaries

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Virgil Eugene Housley Jr. (aka Gene) of Bristow, Oklahoma gained his wings on Sunday Jan. 5, 2020 at the age of 55.

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Earnie Luce, Council Hill resident, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 in Council Hill, Oklahoma at the age of 68. He was born on Thursday, Oct.

Chester Richard “Rick” Reese, 71, a resident of Checotah, passed away December 18, 2019. A graveside service was held Monday, December 23, 2019 at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee.

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