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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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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…

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…

HealthCARE Express Choctaw scheduled to open in December

Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce members welcomed HealthCARE Express to Choctaw Monday, Aug. 15 with a groundbreaking ceremony. With much success in their Midwest City location, HealthCARE Express is excited to open a second location this December. “We’re looking at a 100 to 120 day build time,” said co-owner Jeremy Lamb at the recent groundbreaking.…

Lawsuit filed over turnpikes

Attorney files challenge of bond-financed projects with Oklahoma Supreme Court A lawsuit was filed Friday with the Oklahoma Supreme Court in an effort stop the expansion of turnpikes. The suit claims the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority is violating a constitutional provision that ensures laws address only one subject by issuing $900 million in bonds to be…

Warren, Amick-Dodson face off in GOP runoff

By William Washington Contributing Writer The field for Oklahoma County Court Clerk will get a little smaller. Incumbent Rick Warren and Linda Amick Dodson will meet in a primary runoff election Tuesday, Aug. 23 for the Republican nomination. Warren has served as Court Clerk since March after narrowly beating out Dodson in the primary election…

Caudill, Hooten in runoff for county clerk

Republican voters will head to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 23 to select their candidate for Oklahoma County Clerk. Incumbent Carolyn Caudill and David B. Hooten are meeting in the primary run-off election. The winner advances to the Nov. 8 general election against Libertarian candidate Chris Powell. Caudill finished first in the four-way primary race with…

Choctaw hosts 51st annual rodeo

Cowboys and cowgirls from around the nation gathered in Choctaw over the weekend as the Choctaw Round Up Club hosted the 51st annual Choctaw Open Rodeo and inaugural Choctaw Rodeo Parade. Choctaw Round Up Club in conjunction with Rusty Morland’s Rocking R Rodeo Co., hosted an IPRA Rodeo for competitors from across the USA. With…

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