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Heritage tourism, whether it is in Virginia, California or Oklahoma, has to feature one of two attractions.

James Turpin, 6 yrs. old, on his first time bow hunting and he shot this 6 pt. deer at Porum, Oklahoma. (Submitted photo)v

Opportunities to hunt on federally managed lands in Oklahoma have been expanded after recent meetings between the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and the U.S.


The Checotah Wildcat cross-country team competed in regional action on Saturday in Henryetta. Checotah’s Jade Sexton finished in 17:03.4, good for 58th.

Oklahoma City University shattered its record for margin of victory by winning the Southwestern Christian Invitational by 46 strokes Tuesday at Lake Hefner Golf Course.

The Checotah Wildcats (5-2, 3-1) earned a huge win on the road as they edged the Idabel Warriors in overtime 28-27. Checotah led 20-7 before the home team rallied to force overtime at 20-20.


I may have been born in Oklahoma City and spent my first four years being raised in the city limits of Yukon but once my family moved to the Pierce area ( just outside of Checotah) I would be ruine

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The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Fountainhead Creek Golf Course held its ribbon cutting on Monday, Oct. 1 to celebrate the new facility updates.

The Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation board of directors recently announced the non-profit foundation has changed its name to the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.


Marilyn (Rita) Snow Adams, 81, of Checotah, passed away Sept. 19 at Eufaula Manor in Eufaula.

Oliver Robert (Rob) Barris, III passed away on October 6, 2018 in Tulsa, Okla. He was born on August 7, 1957 to Oliver Robert Barris Jr and Norma Barris (Wiggs).

Charles Patterson, 82, backhoe operator, Checotah resident, died on Saturday, September 29, 2018 in Muskogee. His wish was to be cremated, no services planned.

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