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Marshall’s PAW Awards & AR winners

Marshall Elementary announced their PAW (Positively Awesome Wildcats) Awards and AR winners for October.

The following students were picked by their teachers for PAW Awards:

Wyandotte Nation

They called it the “Indian problem.” The white settlers wanted more land, and the tribes held rich acreages.

Sports

No. 25 Tulsa rallys to top No. 19 SMU 28-24

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane held SMU scoreless in the second half to score 28 unanswered points to defeat conference foe SMU 28-24.

Bedlam could decide Big 12 Champions

There are big games in college football and Bedlam is definitely going to be big this Saturday. The No.

Deer gun season brings big opportunities for Oklahoma deer hunters and deer herd health

Oklahoma’s 16- day deer gun season, the most popular in terms of participation, will run Nov. 21 through Dec. 6.

Commentary

From grievous words to gracious words

Why in the world do I open my mouth before I even begin to think? Do I open my mouth just so I can insert my foot? Many times I believe so. How do get from grievous words to gracious words?

Capitol Update

On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of taking the oath of office to serve as your State Representative for House District 15 for the second time.

When we talk about education and appropriations, many Oklahomans think we’re only talking about K-12 schools.

Lifestyle

Jeremy Hooten, 29, of Eufaula pled guilty last week in federal court to robbery and to first degree burglary in Indian Country.

State Rep. Avery Frix, R-Muskogee, commented on the awarding of a contract to improve sidewalks along U.S. Highway 266 beginning at NW 6th Street in Checotah.

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH • JUNE’S RESTAURANT

The Checotah Chamber of Commerce has chosen June’s Restaurant as the Business of the Month.

Obituaries

Jim Edward Curtis

Jim Edward Curtis was born in McAlester, Oklahoma on Dec. 5, 1942 to Clark and Doris Curtis. He died Nov. 5, 2020.

Elma Ruth Adams

Elma Ruth Adams, 87, of Checotah, OK, went to be with the Lord on November 12, 2020. She was born Mar. 23, 1933 to parents, Fred and Elma Campbell on a Farm at Council Hill, OK.

Gene Emberson

Gene Emberson, Checotah resident, passed away on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 in Muskogee, Oklahoma at the age of 91.

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