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Ryan Horton is an award-winning journalist, and has served as Managing Editor of the Choctaw Times since 2010. He earned a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University.

SWEET 16: Drama claims another OSSAA 6A One Act State Championship

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw’s theatre program has claimed their 16th Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Class 6A One Act State Championship with a breathtaking one-act performance of The Women of Lockerbie. Aubrey Hoag, Mckinley Rowton and Anna Dewey were each selected as All-State Actors. Choctaw’s one-act cutting secured an unprecedented 18th regional crown and…

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2022 Teacher of the Year Finalists announced

  By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A local educator is in the running for the state’s top honor. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today announced the 12 finalists for Oklahoma’s next Teacher of the Year. “These 12 educators represent some of the best teaching talent in Oklahoma,” said Hofmeister. “These finalists are exceptional examples…

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Jackets sting Booker T. Washington

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Ray runs for 287 yards on way to homecoming win Choctaw High School celebrated Homecoming 2021 with a district-play-opening victory over Booker T. Washington. The undefeated and third-ranked Hornets traveled to Bill Jensen Field to take on the second-ranked Yellowjackets. The 6A-II powers collided for a district-opening clash of championship…

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Progress celebrated at Choctaw Road and SE 15th

  By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Friday the Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce hosted ribbon-cutting ceremonies for Bobby Lewis State Farm Insurance and Elizabeth D O’Malley Edward Jones at Choctaw Road and SE 15th. Visitors got a tour of the first two anchor offices in the new development and also took a look at the future…

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There’s no place like Homecoming

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Choctaw to host Booker T. Washington   After a trip to Dallas followed with a bye week, Choctaw High School’s Yellowjackets return home this week. The return home opens district play against one of the state’s top-ranked opponents, Tulsa’s Booker T. Washington. Choctaw (2-1) will host the Hornets (3-0) Friday…

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Jackets blowout Beacon Hill, 66-0

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw opens year with shutout of visiting Virginia team Choctaw High School opened football season Friday with a 66-0 shutout of Beacon Hill, Virginia. Choctaw’s offense marched up and down the field with ease going 478 yards on the way to eight touchdowns. Meanwhile, Beacon Hill had no answers for Choctaw’s…

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Minors facing charges after alleged attack

Choctaw-Nicoma Park Schools and local police working together to combat bullying By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A recent act of violence in the Choctaw High School parking lot has many in the community focused on reducing bullying and fighting within the school district. Public outcry grew over the weekend after videos of the alleged assault, involving…

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EOCRC delivers school supplies

Nearly $12,000 worth of materials provided By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A recent school supply drive provided nearly $12,000 worth of supplies for Choctaw-Nicoma Park, Harrah, Jones and McLoud students. Monday volunteers with the Eastern Oklahoma Resource Center delivered an estimated $11,650 worth of school supplies to area schools. Coordinators estimate the donations will help around…

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Stolen truck chase ends in head-on collision

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A chase down Anderson Road Thursday left three police cruisers damaged as officers arrested a suspected truck thief after he crashed head-on into a Choctaw officer. At approximately 9:50 p.m. August 5, Nicoma Park officer Blaine Lander encountered a truck pulling a heavily loaded trailer at 10th and Westminster. Police say…

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Jones voters approve one cent sales tax increase

Municipal sales tax to increase to 5 percent By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   July 13 the voters of the Town of Jones City passed a one cent sales tax increase for the purpose of funding water and wastewater infrastructure improvements throughout the town. Nearly 63 percent of Jones voters supported the proposition. Jones residents voted…

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