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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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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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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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Choctaw hosts inaugural Pepper Festival

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Friday night hundreds came out to the inaugural Choctaw Creek Pepper Festival hosted at the Choctaw Creek Park Farmer’s Market. A total of 10 local pepper lovers went head-to-head chowing down on a locally sourced pepper lineup starting with jalapenos and concluding with “Hurt Berry” peppers, which rank about 2 million…

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Building a road plan

Traffic counts add clarity to road improvement needs By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times After Choctaw voters rejected two proposals on a February 2020 ballot that would have provided funding for needed road reconstruction throughout the city limits, city officials took action to begin gathering more information regarding the city’s streets in an effort to begin developing…

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Brown crowned Miss Oklahoma City’s Outstanding Teen 2022

Miss EOC/Mid-Del Outstanding Teen 2020-21 crowned Miss Oklahoma City’s Outstanding Teen 2022   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Choctaw’s own Bella Brown has been crowned Miss Oklahoma City’s Outstanding Teen 2022 and is set to compete in June of 2022 for the title of Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen. Last Saturday, Brown took part in the…

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SSM Health clinic under construction in Harrah

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A new health clinic is under construction in Harrah. SSM Health is constructing a facility on NE 23rd Street just west of the newly built Kickapoo Turnpike and NE 23rd Street. A groundbreaking ceremony was hosted last week. The health medical group purchased the 87,120-square foot piece of land in the…

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