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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…

‘Right to Farm’ advocates seek support

Voters will have a big decision this November as the state considers an amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution that would limit the ability of lawmakers to regulate farming practices. According to the text of State Question 777, if passed the right to make use of agricultural technology, the right to make use of livestock procedures…

Oklahoma in list of of top 10 states with the worst drivers

By Jon Watje Staff Writer There are bad drivers everywhere. But there are more in some states than others. SmartAsset.com, a financial tech firm that offers interactive tools for home buying, insurance and investment, completed a survey of the states with the worst drivers, and the Sooner State was near the top of the list…

Meaningful marches meet in Choctaw

Members of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation recently passed through eastern Oklahoma County as the first ever Mvskoke March came to a close. Mvskoke March 2016 was a youth-led initiative focused on bringing awareness to teen dating violence. Participants successfully caught the attention of spectators across the state as they marched from their tribal capitol in…

Tinker prepares for KC-46 tanker

Tall grass sprouts from a patch of crushed gravel on the south end of Tinker Air Force Base. For years, freight cars rumbled across the land, bringing materials to and from the nearby General Motors plant. The rail yard is gone and so are the auto manufacturing jobs. The U.S. Air Force breathed life into…

Choctaw Area Chamber hires Director of Operations

The Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce has hired a second full-time employee. Chamber President/CEO Tracy Qualls, IOM says the board of directors understood the need of a new full-time position to better serve the business communities of the Choctaw, Nicoma Park and Jones region of eastern Oklahoma County. Thanks to increased revenue from recent chamber…

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