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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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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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The winning Hand

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Hand claims third straight state title Choctaw High School’s Peyton Hand rolled to her third straight state title Saturday at the OSSAA Girls Oklahoma High School Wrestling Championships. Hand went 3-0 Feb. 25-26. She avenged her only high school loss, that came just a week earlier at regionals, and more…

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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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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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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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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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Bower named interim Harrah city manager

By John Martin Staff Writer When the Harrah City Council gathered for its monthly meeting Monday night, there was a new face at the table. The Council in a special meeting on July 6 selected former Midwest City Fire Chief Mike Bower as interim City Manager replacing Clayton Lucas whose contract was terminated last month.…

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Domino Convenience Stores to build in Choctaw

Store to be constructed on northeast corner of NE 23rd Street and Hiwassee By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Locals will soon have a new option for refueling in eastern Oklahoma County. Domino Convenience Stores is expanding with a new location in Choctaw. This new store, Domino No. 132, will be located at the northeast corner of…

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Firework retailers encourage early shopping

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   National shortage causes supply concerns at local stands For many, fireworks are the most anticipated aspect of annual Fourth of July celebrations. Many eastern Oklahoma County residents especially take pride in discharging their own fireworks at private parties and social gatherings around Independence Day. However, local fireworks distributors are warning…

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