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Tigers thrash Cache 39-14 in season opener

By Jayson Knight Tuttle Football beat the Cache Bulldogs in the season opener Friday 39-14. After a scoreless first quarter, Tuttle scored three unanswered touchdowns in the second, entering halftime up 20-0. Cache would eventually get on the board, but would not come within two scores the rest of the game. “We had 411 yards of…

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Jackets launch volleyball season

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Choctaw High School opened volleyball season last week. Choctaw suffered a 3-0 loss in the home opener, but with an all-new coaching staff, the Lady Jackets put up a big fight against the powerhouse program falling 25-19, 25-23, and 25-17. Head coach Taryn Weber and assistant Natalie Waxenfelter are proud…

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Mid-Del Technology Center’s relaunches electrician apprenticeship

Registration deadline is Aug. 2 By Valerie Scott Midwest City Beacon The Mid-Del Technology Center is relaunching its electrician apprenticeship program. Enrollment is open for the 18-week program. Classes start on Aug. 2 and end on Dec. 8 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The total cost of enrollment is $769.…

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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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Harrah’s Russell takes silver

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Harrah High School sent six wrestlers to the OSSAA Oklahoma High School Wrestling Championships over the weekend. Harrah’s Liam Russell finished runner-up in Class 4A’s 106-pound competition. Russell opened with a fall over Skiatook’s Cole Smith and added a 7-5 semifinal decision over Heritage Hall’s Peyton Park to earn a…

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Trio of Yellowjackets medal at OSSAA State Championships

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Choctaw High School had 10 wrestlers qualify for a trip to the prestigious Class 6A Oklahoma High School Wrestling Championships, Feb. 25-26. After a weekend of competition at the State Fairgrounds Arena, Choctaw had three medalists. Leading the way for Choctaw’s state placers was junior Peyton Hand. She claimed her…

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Mustang schools empower students with technology

By Traci Chapman Mustang Times Mustang Public School District has started a long-held goal of empowering its students through technology, thanks to a federal funding program. The funding – announced shortly before the 2021-2022 school year began – was made available through the Federal Communication Commission’s Emergency Connectivity Fund, Mustang Superintendent Charles Bradley said. Those…

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Tuttle School Bond Passes 394-194

Tuttle Public Schools made a step forward on Tuesday with the help of the community and the philanthropy of the Chad Richison Family Foundation. With the 4.75 million dollar bond proposal passing 394 votes to 194, Chad Richison, CEO of Paycom and Tuttle native, will be donating 9 million dollars. With this donation, money saved,…

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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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TPD Officer’s family fighting cancer

During the winter ice storm in late February earlier this year, an 8-year-old boy, Micheal Dixon Jr., was rushed to the emergency room in pain and without the ability to walk. Almost two weeks later, it was determined that Micheal had b-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The doctor informed Micheal’s mother, Chaundra Dixon, that she would…

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