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Coronavirus watch – Thursday, Jan. 14

Two Chectoah High School graduates were among more than 8,000 Oklahoma State University students named to the school’s 2020 fall semester honor rolls.

Cynthia (Cindy) Ledford, 51, former Pittsburg County Court Clerk, was arrested last week by agents with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and charged with one count of nepotism and one cou

Sports

Alexander signs Army offer

Eufaula senior running back Noah Alexander made his Division I offer official Wednesday as the star athlete joined by his parents signed the official letter of intent to play for the Army Scarlet K

BASKETBALL RUN DOWN

Ironheads/Eagles split wins

RODNEY HALTOM SPORTS EDITOR

Red Oak sweeps Wildcats

If you’re a fan of tight games and good competition you would have loved Tuesday’s last minute game between the Checotah Wildcats (0-3) and Red Oak.

Commentary

Criminal justice reform is a priority for Oklahomans

Oklahoma continued on its criminal justice reform journey last year with State Question 805.

Capitol update

On Tuesday, Jan. 5, lawmakers gathered for our constitutionally-required Organizational Day to approve rules and elect leadership for the upcoming legislative session.

The Letting Go

As many of us embark upon a new year, we also have to let go of the previous year and all that came with it - the questions, the disappointments, the heartaches.

Lifestyle

Jones celebrates birthday

Longtime Eufaula Public School’s custodian Mike Jones celebrated his birthday Tuesday night at Perry Anderson gymnasium in Eufaula.

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Christmas means many things to many people.

The Birth of Christ.

A re-affirmation of kindness, charitable acts, concern for the less fortunate and love of humanity.

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County Clerk Ronda Gail Prince, right, joined County Commissioner Tim Pendley in a retirement celebration Monday. Both Prince and Pendley retired effective Dec. 31, 2020.

Obituaries

Michael James Carter

On 5 Nov. 2020 Michael James Carter was called home because his work was complete. Mike was a dedicated Deacon of Mt. Olive Star Missionary Baptist Church in Checotah.

Marguerite Schmitt

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 8 p.m., Marguerite Schmitt, took her last breath on this earth surrounded by her children and other family members. She died peacefully of congestive heart failure.

Linda Jean (McCauley) Hall, 71, passed away on December 22, 2020. Checotah Funeral and Cremation Services.

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