Choctaw Times Area News

In-person students to return to five-day learning

Parents asked to move distance-learning students to EDGE Virtual Academy, send in-person students back to school   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   A special school board meeting today has set the district up to resume in-person learning next week. The Choctaw-Nicoma Park School Board has authorized Superintendent David Reid the authority to determine whether district…

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Choctaw extends mask mandate until April 20, adds fines for violations

Officials also declare executive orders by governor as law in city   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor With a 5-2 vote, Choctaw City Council moved to extend the mask mandate within city limits until April 20, 2021. Council also opted to add a citation fee schedule to give the ordinance “some teeth” during the Dec. 1…

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STATE BOUND

Last-second field goal lifts Choctaw past Pioneers   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor With one second remaining on the play clock, sophomore kicker Tommy Yousey drilled a 25-yard field goal to put Choctaw High School ahead of Stillwater, 38-35, as time expired in the Class 6A-II semifinal Saturday at Owasso Stadium. Choctaw is now set to…

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Choctaw goes undefeated (7-0) at home

  By Ryan Horton Managing Editor “This is our house, this is our house,” repeated the chant from the Choctaw High School student section Friday night as the Yellowjackets ran out the clock to capture a 20-7 win over Putnam City North in the Class 6A-II state quarterfinal. The Yellowjackets swarmed to defend the nest successfully…

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‘Girls of the Month’ announced

Nicoma Park-Choctaw Business Women’s Club makes this year’s selections By Maxine Wheelan Staff Writer The Nicoma Park Choctaw Business Women’s Club recently held a tea for the “Girls of the Month” and their sponsors as follows: Misses: January, Grace Maples, Sponsor Sue Moore; February,Isabel Baker, Sponsor Nanci Noakes; March, Makiya Carter, Sponsor Barbara Davidson; April,…

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Early ice storm hits Choctaw

As electric service is restored, city faces burden of downed trees By Ryan Horton Managing Editor A historically early ice storm struck the area last Monday freezing trees that were fully covered in leaves, resulting in falling tree limbs throughout the community. As a result, a record number of OGE customers were out of power last…

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Sheriff candidates tout experience, plans at debate

Johnson offers “fresh perspective” and Cubit highlights experience in law enforcement By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon OKLAHOMA CITY – Candidates for Oklahoma County Sheriff squared off last Thursday night in a debate at The Auditorium at The Douglass. The event was hosted by NonDoc and News 9. Democrat Wayland Cubit highlighted his experience in…

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Choctaw to return to five-day learning

CNP School Board votes to begin transitioning back to full week for in-person students   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor At the most recent regular Choctaw-Nicoma Park School Board meeting, officials unanimously approved Superintendent David Reid’s recommendation to begin transitioning back toward a five-day in-person school week. The board voted to begin changing back to a…

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Bandana Red’s Grill needs a new name

Community to vote on new name Bandana Red’s Grill has been a Staple Café in the Choctaw and surrounding community for almost 18 years. It has enjoyed the fantastic support of this community for a long time and we hope to continue that as we are seeing new faces at Bandana Red’s Grill every day,…

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Kickapoo Turnpike now open

North half of toll road connects NE 23rd Street and Britton Road to Turner Turnpike   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   The northern half of the Kickapoo Turnpike, connecting U.S. Highway 62 to I-44 in eastern Oklahoma County, opened Tuesday. The northern 11-mile section is a four-lane divided highway that connects to NE 23rd, near…

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