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CHS claims Jazz Band State Championship

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw High School Jazz Band recently captured the 2022 Oklahoma Secondary Activities Association Class 6A Jazz Band State Championship. The Yellowjackets recently proved themselves the best of the best among the state’s largest 32 high school programs claiming gold in Class 6A. This was the third state title for the CHS…

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CNP voters to select next school board member

Two candidates on ballot for April 5 Choctaw-Nicoma Park election   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw-Nicoma Park School District voters will decide between two candidates at an April 5 general election. Jennifer Barba, 46, filed to challenge James Don Alsup for the office No. 2 seat on the CNP School Board. Unlike city wards, board…

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Butterflies beautify Eastern Oklahoma County

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Eastern Oklahoma County is working to become a quality stop for traveling Monarch butterflies passing through on their annual migration. What’s now a community garden and Monarch butterfly waystation in downtown Harrah was a vacant lot just a few years back. A team of volunteers started growing vegetables, flowers, native plants,…

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R&M Arms in Minco a friendly source for firepower

R&M Arms in Minco started as a hobby for Mindy and Ronnie Porter in August of 2020. After opening their first storefront in Minco, business was booming, and they were able to move to a bigger and better location at 208 West Main Street in Minco. Mindy spoke Monday morning about how the business came…

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Southeast turnpike extension announced

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   $5 billion, 15-year plan to expand state’s toll roads revealed   The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has officially announced plans to expand the state’s turnpike system as part of a 15-year project themed, Advancing and Connecting Communities and Economies Safely Statewide. The announcement wasn’t a surprise to many eastern Oklahoma County…

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Local men indicted for hate crimes

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times The Justice Department announced last week that a federal grand jury in the Western District of Oklahoma returned a two-count indictment charging two local men with committing hate crimes. The indictment alleges that on June 22, 2019, Brandon Killian and Devan Johnson, aiding and abetting each other, willfully caused bodily injury…

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Choctaw-Nicoma Park residents vote YES

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Voters show overwhelming support of new school bonds Voters of the Choctaw-Nicoma Park School District showed overwhelming support for new bond issues aimed at districtwide improvements. After the first precinct reported results, support of the new school bonds was over 75 percent and that percentage remained as final results trickled in…

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Fiber provider considers Choctaw

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   City Council to vote on franchise agreement with Bluepeak   The Choctaw City Council is considering approving a new franchise agreement that would allow residents of Choctaw access to a new high-speed internet and television provider. Bluepeak is a privately-funded fiber company that is investing in major expansion throughout the…

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Holidays with Heroes

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Eastern Oklahoma County first responders unite to take children Christmas shopping   Local first responders recently took time to celebrate the holidays with some youngsters they consider to be hometown heroes. The Eastern Oklahoma County Chief’s Association hosted their inaugural Holiday with Heroes event on Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.…

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