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Choctaw’s Veterans Memorial seeks new management

Choctaw Veterans Memorial is looking for a few good citizens. The memorial dedicated to veterans, located near the intersection of NE 23rd Street and Choctaw Road, is in need of a dedicated group of citizens to handle the management and future expansion of the site. Choctaw Economic Development Authority is a board dedicated to economic…

TFCU moves ahead with Choctaw branch

City approves final plat for Tinker Federal Credit Union During the Aug. 6 regular meeting the Choctaw City Council approved a final plat for Tinker Federal Credit Union. Choctaw’s TFCU branch will be constructed at 2183 Harper Street. TFCU says its newest branch location will feature an innovative design. The new design will include a community…

City considers plans for constructing $5 million building

During the last regular Choctaw City Council meeting Bockus Payne architects were in attendance to present preliminary pricing and schematic information on a proposed downtown building plan. The firm was contracted by the city, at a cost of up to $36,000, for consulting and design services on a proposed mixed-use building to be constructed on…

Choctaw-Nicoma Park continues rapid growth

State’s 19th largest school district expects to continue growing Choctaw-Nicoma Park officials say the success of the school district is a clear representation of the area continuing an upward trend in all aspects. While the rural small-town feel continues to attract residents to this region of eastern Oklahoma County, the popularity of the school district…

Choctaw quarter section rezoned

Northeast corner of NE 36th and Henney zoned residential During the July 16 regular City Council meeting Choctaw officials unanimously voted to approve a rezone of a property located at the northeast corner of NE 36th and Henney Road. The rezone request was submitted by Woodall Exchange, LLC and changed the zoning of the property…

Marshall moves Choctaw PD forward

After more than six months on the job, Choctaw Police Chief Kelly Marshall has a grasp on regular operations and is prepared to move the department forward. “We’re working on getting more out into the community. We like our officers out in the community, and we want our kids to know our officers and not…

Fine adopted for passing barricades

Choctaw considers regulating tobacco, vapor and marijuana use in public spaces During the July 16 regular City Council meeting Choctaw officials unanimously voted to adopt a new fee for driving around road barricades, while a proposed law change prohibiting the use of tobacco, vapor and marijuana on city property was tabled until August. The Choctaw…

Playground dedicated in memory of former State Representative

The name Miskelly has returned to Choctaw’s largest park. Mayor Randy Ross and city staff met with the Miskelly family July 4 to dedicate the recently installed playground in Choctaw Creek Park as John Miskelly Playground. John Miskelly Jr., was a state representative who setup the park, but was killed in a car accident before…

Choctaw outlaws use of solid human waste as fertilizer

During last week’s regular City Council meeting Choctaw officials voted unanimously to amend the code of ordinances, prohibiting the spreading of solid human waste within city limits. Ordinance No. 796-2019 was approved at the July 2 meeting with a vote of support from the entire council. The ordinance declares the spreading of solid waste, from…

Local men arrested for assault in Shawnee

Shawnee police are investigating the assault of 36-year-old Jarric DeShawn Carolina and 36-year-old Monty Whittet, who were allegedly attacked by two local men in the parking lot outside of BrickHouse Saloon in Shawnee around 2 a.m. Saturday. Choctaw and Harrah men were arrested for their alleged role in what could be a racially motivated assault…

Area News

Choctaw’s Veterans Memorial seeks new management

Choctaw Veterans Memorial is looking for a few good citizens. The memorial dedicated to veterans, located near the intersection of NE 23rd Street and Choctaw Road, is in need of a dedicated group of citizens to handle the management and future expansion of the site. Choctaw Economic Development Authority is a board dedicated to economic…

TFCU moves ahead with Choctaw branch

City approves final plat for Tinker Federal Credit Union During the Aug. 6 regular meeting the Choctaw City Council approved a final plat for Tinker Federal Credit Union. Choctaw’s TFCU branch will be constructed at 2183 Harper Street. TFCU says its newest branch location will feature an innovative design. The new design will include a community…

Tackling Tourette Syndrome

Choctaw teen named TAA Youth Ambassador A 17-year-old from Choctaw is on a mission to spread awareness about Tourette Syndrome and related tic disorders. The Tourette Association of America recently announced this year’s Youth Ambassador Program inductees – a group of teens that were selected to participate in the association’s ambassador training program in Orlando, Florida,…

Round-Up Club to host rodeo, Aug. 9-10

  The Choctaw Round-Up Club is set to host their 54th annual rodeo. Choctaw’s IPRA Rodeo is set for Aug. 9 and 10 starting at 8 p.m. Pre-rodeo events start at 7 p.m. each night, and this year those events include a kids coin scramble, stick horse race and a hay bale roll. Rodeo action…

City considers plans for constructing $5 million building

During the last regular Choctaw City Council meeting Bockus Payne architects were in attendance to present preliminary pricing and schematic information on a proposed downtown building plan. The firm was contracted by the city, at a cost of up to $36,000, for consulting and design services on a proposed mixed-use building to be constructed on…

Choctaw-Nicoma Park continues rapid growth

State’s 19th largest school district expects to continue growing Choctaw-Nicoma Park officials say the success of the school district is a clear representation of the area continuing an upward trend in all aspects. While the rural small-town feel continues to attract residents to this region of eastern Oklahoma County, the popularity of the school district…

Choctaw quarter section rezoned

Northeast corner of NE 36th and Henney zoned residential During the July 16 regular City Council meeting Choctaw officials unanimously voted to approve a rezone of a property located at the northeast corner of NE 36th and Henney Road. The rezone request was submitted by Woodall Exchange, LLC and changed the zoning of the property…

Marshall moves Choctaw PD forward

After more than six months on the job, Choctaw Police Chief Kelly Marshall has a grasp on regular operations and is prepared to move the department forward. “We’re working on getting more out into the community. We like our officers out in the community, and we want our kids to know our officers and not…

Fine adopted for passing barricades

Choctaw considers regulating tobacco, vapor and marijuana use in public spaces During the July 16 regular City Council meeting Choctaw officials unanimously voted to adopt a new fee for driving around road barricades, while a proposed law change prohibiting the use of tobacco, vapor and marijuana on city property was tabled until August. The Choctaw…

Playground dedicated in memory of former State Representative

The name Miskelly has returned to Choctaw’s largest park. Mayor Randy Ross and city staff met with the Miskelly family July 4 to dedicate the recently installed playground in Choctaw Creek Park as John Miskelly Playground. John Miskelly Jr., was a state representative who setup the park, but was killed in a car accident before…

Area Sports

Choctaw’s George sets state scoring record

Leading the way Choctaw High School’s Lady Yellowjackets defeated Putnam City North Friday, 7-0. The shutout on Bill Jensen Field bumped Choctaw to 10-2 on the season, and for one Yellowjacket the game meant a lot more. Rebekah George broke the Class 6A girls soccer scoring record as she sent four into the net on…

Choctaw wins Stunt Cheer Competition

  Choctaw High School’s Stunt Cheer team opened the season with a pair of wins last week. Choctaw’s cheerleaders defeated Blanchard 14-11 to open the competition and later dropped Norman, 18-5. CHS secured top honors going 2-0. Carl Albert (1-1) beat Norman (0-2) but fell to Moore (1-1). Blanchard (1-1) beat Moore, but lost to…

Four Yellowjackets medal at state

Coleman becomes four-time State Wrestling Champion   Choctaw’s Zane Coleman made history Saturday when he became the 37th wrestler ever to win an Oklahoma state title four consecutive years. Coleman became Choctaw High School’s second four-time state champion with a narrow win over a familiar foe. In the final Coleman had his closest match ever…

Basketball season comes to a close with 6th straight regional crown

Choctaw High School’s Basketball season came to a close over the weekend when the Lady Yellowjackets suffered two narrow defeats. A total of just six points gave Choctaw two losses in the 2019 Area Tournament. Choctaw came up three points short of claiming the Area Championship, and then again came up just three points short…

Jackets sting Putnam City

Choctaw racks up 421 yards in 49-7 rout of  Pirates Choctaw High School (3-2, 1-1) broke a two game skid Friday night when they bounced back at Homecoming 2018 with a dominant win over district foe Putnam City (0-5), 49-7. PCO won the coin toss, and that’s the only luck they’d have all night until…

Del City weathers the swarm

Eagles outlast Choctaw in the rain, 22-20   Del City’s fifth-ranked Eagles were clinging to a two-point lead late in the fourth quarter as No. 8 Choctaw was on a mission to tie the game. Sophomore running back Corey Williams capped an aggressive Choctaw drive with a three-yard touchdown run with just over three minutes…

Family Tradition: Long line of Yellowjacket QBs

Choctaw High School junior quarterback Thad Williams has produced winning results in his debut as a varsity starter this season. He opened the season leading Choctaw to a 2-0 record, and has plans to guide his talented Yellowjacket teammates to a dominant record like he has done as QB since middle school. Williams’ skills on…

Jones makes history with first ever baseball state title

Longhorns stun No. 1 No. 3-ranked Jones claimed a 9-7 win over No. 1 Oktaha to take the Class 3A state title Saturday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The championship was the first for the Longhorns as they capped their first ever OSSAA State Baseball Final appearance with a historic win. Oktaha’s pitching had proven itself…

Yellowjackets claim gold in inaugural tournament

  Choctaw High School is working to build a soccer legacy in eastern Oklahoma County. Last year Eric Jenkins stepped in as interim head coach, and he’s now in his first official year at the helm of Choctaw soccer. With the same “G.O.L.D. Standard” adopted throughout CHS athletics, the Jackets are looking to build a…

In historic season Choctaw wins every team title

Choctaw High School’s Yellowjacket wrestlers finished the season as the state’s undisputed champions Saturday when they rolled through elite competition to capture the nearly impossible Class 6A Trifecta. Saturday’s championship performance secured Choctaw’s place in the record books as the wrestling program won virtually everything. Claiming the Trifecta means the high school team did the…

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