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COLLEGE SIGNING DAY

Six Choctaw seniors prepare for next level Choctaw High School hosted a college signing ceremony Wednesday as, an unprecedented, six Yellowjacket football players inked to play at the next level. Kicker Liam Jones signed with the University of Kansas, Daegan Manley inked with Emporia State, Tyrel Bell signed with Northeastern, Chase Harper signed with Southern…

Sheriff Whetsel to retire

Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel officially announced his retirement Feb. 1. Effective at 5 p.m. March 1, the longtime Oklahoma County Sheriff will end his career after 20 years holding the office. Whetsel, 67, was re-elected in November in a close vote to a sixth four-year term. “I thank the citizens of Oklahoma County who…

Harrah Chamber of Commerce celebrates 30 years

The Harrah Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a banquet to celebrate over 30 years serving the community of Harrah. Nine former Chamber Presidents were in attendance to be honored. Others were remembered and thanked for their dedicated service. Current President Jeremy Davidson along with Executive Director Brandy McKay hosted the event, and presented trophies to…

Llanusa signs with OU

After committing as a 13-year-old freshman, Choctaw’s Ana Llanusa is now a 17-year-old senior and Nov. 9 she officially signed her letter of intent to play basketball for the University of Oklahoma. Llanusa got plenty of attention after beginning her high school career as Choctaw’s freshman phenom, and managed to secure a scholarhsip offer from…

Choctaw stings Antlers, 54-7

Back-to-back dominating wins fuel Jacket run for playoff berth Choctaw High School’s Yellowjackets secured th eir bACiggest win of the year Friday when they rolled Deer Creek, 54-7. Less than a minute into the game JD Kolb ran 44 yards to put Choctaw in the lead. One minute later Choctaw would let Deer Creek answer…

12-Time State Champions

Choctaw Drama & Stagecraft pulls off six-peat Choctaw High School’s Drama & Stagecraft program has claimed their sixth straight and 12th overall Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Class 6A One Act State Championship with a breathtaking one-act performance of “Property Rites.” In addition to securing Choctaw’s 12th state one-act play title, CHS also secured the…

Jones hosts Old Timers Day

By Maxine Wheelan Staff Writer Old Timers Day always draws a crowd on Main Street in Jones City and this year was no different. The streets were roped off and the Police were giving directions to parking. Vendors lined the streets as well as food trucks and the Funnel cake was in great demand. Tyler…

The Study Hub opens in Choctaw

The Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Study Hub Aug. 31. Founded by Kari Smith, an experienced educator with over 14 years of teaching at both Norman and Choctaw schools, The Study Hub is a community resource like has never before been offered in eastern Oklahoma County. The new business,…

EOCP opens new corporate office

Eastern Oklahoma County Partnership recently hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony in conjunction with the Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce and Harrah Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the opening of their new office, located at 17311 NE 23rd St.EOCP was formed in 2010 as an effort to unite the region and build a globally…

Miss Eastern Oklahoma County 2017

Jeffus, Stober crowned Miss EOC Royalty 2017 The 37th annual Miss Eastern Oklahoma County Pageant was hosted Saturday in the Performing Arts Center of Choctaw High School. There was plenty of beauty, talent and intelligence on display with 30 contestants, but by the end of the night it was Jancy Jeffus and Malayna Stober who…

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Harrah Chamber of Commerce celebrates 30 years

The Harrah Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a banquet to celebrate over 30 years serving the community of Harrah. Nine former Chamber Presidents were in attendance to be honored. Others were remembered and thanked for their dedicated service. Current President Jeremy Davidson along with Executive Director Brandy McKay hosted the event, and presented trophies to…

Reward offered in search for triple murder suspect

The Midwest City Police Department and some local bankers are offering several thousands of dollars in reward money for the successful apprehension of Romon Pugh.  Pugh is wanted in connection with last Saturday’s triple homicide at 524 E. Babb Drive and has an outstanding arrest warrant out of Oklahoma County for three counts of First…

Community honors heroes with Veterans Day events

Eastern Oklahoma County has long been a bedroom community to Tinker Air Force Base, and as such this area has a strong connection to the United States Armed Forces. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day–a common misunderstanding, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in…

Free Co-Sponsored Workshop about Dec.1 wage, hour changes

Small Business Owners and Managers encouraged to attend Co-Sponsored Workshop at EOC Tech On Wednesday Nov. 9, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m., Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center along with Harrah Chamber of Commerce and Choctaw Chamber of Commerce, will hold a free Co-Sponsored Workshop consisting of two meeting sessions in EOC Tech…

12-Time State Champions

Choctaw Drama & Stagecraft pulls off six-peat Choctaw High School’s Drama & Stagecraft program has claimed their sixth straight and 12th overall Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Class 6A One Act State Championship with a breathtaking one-act performance of “Property Rites.” In addition to securing Choctaw’s 12th state one-act play title, CHS also secured the…

Sheriff race underway: Heated debate fuels Whetsel’s run for sixth term

The race for sheriff has heated up, with the two candidates sparring over jail management and the role of the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office in the community. A recent debate between Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel and his challenger, State Representative Mike Christian, was hosted at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library in Oklahoma City…

Surviving Sepsis: Choctaw woman awarded Jim Thorpe Courage Award

An estimated 44 percent of adults have never heard of sepsis, and even less actually understand the life-threatening condition. In 2014, Sue and Jay Stull were living their dream in Choctaw, but an unexpected run-in with sepsis would quickly change their reality. After meeting in 1999, the couple had established a permanent home in the…

Jones hosts Old Timers Day

By Maxine Wheelan Staff Writer Old Timers Day always draws a crowd on Main Street in Jones City and this year was no different. The streets were roped off and the Police were giving directions to parking. Vendors lined the streets as well as food trucks and the Funnel cake was in great demand. Tyler…

ENDUI checkpoint planned for Friday in Midwest City

The ENDUI Prevention teams are continuing their proactive search for impaired drivers and will be conducting a DUI checkpoint near the intersection of NE 10th Street and Douglas Boulevard. The checkpoint will coincide with regular patrols aimed at impaired drivers and several local and county law enforcement agencies will be taking part. Impaired driving is…

Heritage Day set for Saturday

Rose State College will host its second annual Heritage Day event at the Atkinson Heritage Center located at 1001 North Midwest Boulevard in Midwest City on Saturday, September 10.  Family friendly activities have been planned to recreate the beginning of Midwest City and celebrate the rich history of our town.  The event runs from 10…

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