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Black History Month

Last week journalists from across the state were invited to attend a meet-and-greet at the State Capitol, where they met with senators and representatives from their area. State Rep.

Two Checotah area residents were arrested on child abuse related charges last week.

Sports

Former University of Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops has been hired as the general manager and head coach of the Dallas XFL team. He is the winningest coach in OU history.

Class 4A Area II Districts Friday, Feb. 15 Hilldale at Bethel, 6:30/8 p.m. Regionals at Bethel Thursday, Feb. 21 Hilldale-Bethel losers vs. Elgin-Astec Charter losers, 1:30/3 p.m.

Work is continuing on a state-of-the-art shooting sports complex for Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell. The construction phase was kicked off with a groundbreaking ceremony Nov.

Commentary

In his State of the Union address, President Trump asked Americans to choose greatness. The guests of the White House depicted that message, too.

Awe love. So sweet when you’re 16.

So intriguing when you’re a teen.

Then absolutely a roller coaster as an adult.

Lifestyle

The 4th and 5th grade academic teams recently competed in the Beta Tournament, which was their final buzzer competition for this school year.   

F.A.I.C. Volunteer Fire Department Breakfast

Weston Brown, 11, brushes his 227 pound pig, Oreo, during the Checotah Livestock Show on Sat., Feb. 9. Brown won Reserve Championship Spot.

Obituaries

Jimmie Gary Sparks, a resident of Henryetta, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in Tulsa, Okla., at the age of 84. He was born December 14, 1934 in Hitchita, Okla., to C.

Reverend Marjorie W. Bartlett, 69, of Checotah, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in Wagoner, Oklahoma.

Larry was born on May 2, 1946, on a farm in a two-room house with no modern conveniences, between the towns of Warner and Porum, Oklahoma. He passed away on Feb. 4, 2019.

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