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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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EOC Rotary Satellite Club hosts essay contest

Local fifth graders write about patriotism   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times The East Oklahoma County Rotary Satellite Club recently launched a new service project calling for essay entries from local fifth graders. Designed to encourage writing and critical thinking skills, the inaugural contest was themed “What does patriotism mean in America today?” East Oklahoma County…

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Mustang School District mourns loss of one of its own

Centennial’s Working killed in April 29 automobile accident By Traci Chapman Mustang Public School District is mourning one of its own, after a Centennial teacher lost her life in an April 29 automobile accident. A woman with an infectious smile and boundless enthusiasm, Kasey Working was an inspiration to all who worked with her, educators…

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Anti-maskers disrupt Yukon school board meeting

Group posts intent to target Mustang May 10 gathering By Traci Chapman A social media group of anti-maskers who say they will target Mustang’s Board of Education May meeting on Monday made their first appearance at another such gathering, disrupting Yukon’s school board meeting with demands, screams and shouts as they demanded the district drop…

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Former Mustang police chief dies at 64; Monte James served for 30 years

By Traci Chapman Former longtime Mustang Police Chief Monte James died Friday after a short illness. He was 64 years old. James spent 30 years at Mustang Police Department, rising through the ranks and eventually heading the department for several years after Chief David Cockrell took the over as Mustang City Manager. James began his…

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Eastern Oklahoma County could gain House seat under state redistricting plan

By Jeff Harrison Midwest City Beacon Oklahoma lawmakers last week unveiled their proposed state legislative redistricting plans. And some big changes are in store for eastern Oklahoma County. One of the biggest differences is plans for an additional House District in the area. Under the plan, House District 36, which covers parts of Tulsa and…

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Locals featured in Celebrating America broadcast

Oklahoma received some primetime attention last week during the inauguration celebration of President Joe Biden. Five local performers sang and danced to Bill Withers’ hit “Lovely Day,” performed by Demi Lovato as President Joe Biden and family watched along to the Celebrating America broadcast. The local cast included Lenny Hatchett, of Choctaw, Jaclyn Gass, of…

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CCSO Sheriff Chris West ‘vehemently rebukes’ violence at U.S Capitol

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West visited the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC Wednesday, January 6 in support of President Donald Trump.  That day, there was a riot at the Nation’s Capital that resulted in the deaths of five people.  Sheriff West said he was not present at the scene of the violence.  Accusations, originating on…

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