Choctaw Times Area News

National Paintless Dent Repair testing and certification coming to state

By Van Mitchell Mark Wright, who has over 40 years of experience in the auto body repair business, says when Oklahoma gets hit by hail storms, out-of-state Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) technicians come to town setting up temporary shops, with little to no oversight. He says there needs to be a national certification for all…

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Yellowjackets stun Booker T. Washington, 26-22

Choctaw High School swats Hornets in historic victory   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor Choctaw High School claimed a historic win over one of Class 6A-II’s elite powers Friday night. The No.6-ranked Choctaw Yellowjackets blocked two consecutive punts in the fourth quarter, and then reclaimed the lead with a 5-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Steele…

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Local coffee shop becomes an eastern Oklahoma County favorite

By Van Mitchell Chad and Christy Wimer knew that Harrah needed a place where people could drink coffee while doing business, or just hanging out with their friends. The result was the opening of The Simple Brew, located at 251 South Harrah Road, Suite 109. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on…

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Choctaw honors 2020 inductees to Decades of Greatness

CHS hosts 8th annual athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony By Ryan Horton Managing Editor Each year before the football home opener Choctaw High School inducts a new class to the school’s growing Athletic Hall of Fame, Decades of Greatness. Sept. 11 CHS inducted six former Yellowjackets into the eighth annual class of the Decades of…

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Kiwanis Club hosts ‘Fishing Clinic’

By Maxine Wheelan Staff Writer Midwest City Kiwanis Club held their annual “Fishing Clinic” at Regional Park on September 12th.  The children were very excited about catching a fish even if was only 3 inches long. The Fishing Clinic was from 8:00 am to 11:00 am, but by 10:00 am many had caught their fish…

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Choctaw adjusts utility fees

City’s efforts to modernize operations noticeable on latest bills By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   Residents of the City of Choctaw may have noticed an increase on their most recent utility bill. City officials say that is the new normal as Choctaw works to modernize operations. The Choctaw Utility Authority has updated their fee structure and…

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Choctaw restaurant under new management

Bandana Red’s Grill remains an eastern Oklahoma County community favorite   By Van Mitchell Bandana Red’s Grill, located at 14030 SE 29th Street in Choctaw is well known for its catfish, as well as its long-time owners LaDonna Bradshaw, and her late husband Steve. But times are changing for the restaurant as Bradshaw is retiring,…

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Construction begins on I-40 bridge projects

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A long-awaited road project is finally here. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is replacing six I-40 bridges in the Mid-Del area, five of which are structurally deficient. The bridges over Crutcho Creek, SE 15th St. and Sooner Rd. have all required significant maintenance in recent years, including several emergency repairs.…

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‘Time for Tracy’

Fundraiser scheduled to support family’s fight against AML   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor The eastern Oklahoma County community is rallying behind a Jones family in their fight against cancer. “I went into the hospital for a toothache, and turned out I had leukemia,” said Tracy Atchley. He was diagnosed with Acute myeloid leukemia. With AML,…

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City again outlaws human waste as fertilizer

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor By a vote of 4-2, Choctaw City Council flip flopped once more on the use of biosolids as fertilizer within the city limits. The use of sludge, from a wastewater treatment plant, has once again been declared a prohibited nuisance. During last Tuesday’s regular City Council meeting, officials voted to reverse…

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