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Choctaw HS student visits Washington D.C.

Lewis serves as senator for American Legion Boys Nation By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Dalton Lewis, an incoming senior at Choctaw High School, has been selected as a senator for American Legion Boys Nation in the Washington, D.C. area, July 22-29. Boys Nation is an annual American Legion program that includes civic training, leadership development and…

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Free pet ID tags offered Saturday

Event will also include bake sale and pet food/supply drive to benefit rescue dogs and cats Good Dogma, a local non-profit, is giving away free pet ID tags to Midwest City area residents from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23 at Red Rock Self Storage, 9013 E. Reno. “It’s an unfortunate fact: one…

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Benefit hot rod show for youth battling rare form of cancer

By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon The 405 Street Elite hot rod group is hosting a benefit car show for Julia Frapp. Frapp is an 11-year-old girl who has been struggling with a rare form of cancer called Ewing Sarcoma. This form of cancer takes place within the bones or in the soft tissue around…

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Mayor: Future is bright thanks to TIF District

By Van Mitchell Mayor Randy Ross said Choctaw was looking at ways to increase its budget revenue stream, and city officials created a Tax Increment Financial District, which in turn created the Markets at Choctaw. TIF districts are used by cities in Oklahoma to promote private development. A portion of taxes generated with the district…

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Mosshammer named top high school actress

Choctaw student wins Kelli O’ Hara Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times OKC Broadway – A Nederlander, Civic Center Foundation, and Lyric Theater of Oklahoma Presentation recently announced the winners of the 2022 Kelli O’ Hara Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress and Actor. Rachael Mosshammer, a graduating…

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Chamber auction set for June 3

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Community leaders, business executives and fun lovers will gather under the Choctaw Creek Park pavilion June 3 for a long-running Choctaw tradition. Every year the first Friday in June delivers as Choctaw’s social event of the year when Choctaw Creek Park fills with around 600 guests for the annual Taste of…

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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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