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City of Choctaw launches election webpage

An informative webpage has been put up by city staff to help inform the public about the upcoming Feb. 11 election. The new page can be found by navigating to Home>Residents>February 11, 2020 special Election at mychoctaw.org. City officials hope the site will help the public better understand the condition of Choctaw’s roadways and budgetary…

Choctaw seeks funding for road repairs

City officials ask residents to vote on two ballot questions During the first Choctaw City Council meeting of December, city officials took action to approve two ballot questions that will go before registered voters within the city limits Feb. 11, 2020. Residents will decide on two ballot questions meant to provide funding for major road…

CHS claims double gold at Panther Classic

Choctaw dominates Panther Classic Both Choctaw High School basketball squads dominated their way to a Harrah Panther Classic Championship over the weekend. After opening the year with two close losses, the CHS boys turned it around this weekend and captured three straight over ranked challengers. CHS opened with a 91-52 romp over Class 3A’s No.…

Choctaw opens basketball season vs. Lawton

JV squads dominate Wolverines Choctaw High School opened basketball season last Tuesday hosting Lawton. Before the varsity contests got underway Choctaw performed well in the junior varsity matchups. Both junior varsity squads claimed big wins leading up to varsity contests. The JV Lady Yellowjackets didn’t allow Lawton to find the hoop until late in the…

Minco’s Honey Festival coming up Saturday

Saturday’s Honey Festival will feature a number of attractions, from tours of the local honey plant, cotton gin, and wind farm, to the annual honey bake-off, chance to meet Santa, carriage rides, and much more. KIDS TRACTOR PULL One traditional Honey Festival event is the kids’ tractor pull which is a more serious competition than…

City reconsiders ban on ‘night soil’

Council votes to allow Class A biosolids, Class B sludge remains prohibited In July Choctaw city officials voted unanimously to amend the code of ordinances, prohibiting the spreading of solid human waste within city limits. Now officials have modified the law, still prohibiting sludge, but allowing for the use of a more refined Class A…

Final 4: Yellowjackets to make first State Semifinal appearance since 1965

Choctaw High School claimed a historic win Friday night. Choctaw gave the Roughers their third consecutive first-round playoff exit, while the Yellowjackets, in their first playoff appearance since 2015, claimed their first postseason win since 1981. The Class 6A-II State Quarterfinal victory advanced the Jackets to the state semifinals for the first time since 1965.…

Choctaw heads to playoffs

Jackets dominate Deer Creek to place No. 3 in District 6A-II-I With a dominant win over Deer Creek, 62-34, Choctaw finished the regular season No. 3 in District 6A-II-I. The Yellowjackets (7-3, 5-2) are now preparing for their first playoff appearance since 2015, which will be the school’s 16th trip to the postseason. Choctaw scored…

Choctaw to call on voters for roads

City leaders ponder bond issue, sales tax increase Tired of driving on sub-par streets and roads in Choctaw? Choctaw residents will have an opportunity to do something about the deplorable road conditions that exist in parts of the city on February 11, 2020 when they will have an opportunity to go to the polls and…

Choctaw downs Bombers, 42-41

Choctaw claimed a 42-41 double-overtime victory over neighboring rival Midwest City Friday at Rose Field. Senior linebacker and Oklahoma State University commit, Jeff Roberson, snagged a game-winning interception to ruin Midwest City’s 2-point conversion attempt in double overtime. After a back-and-fourth first half Choctaw’s defense would open up the second half putting the Yellowjackets in…

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Local banking employee retiring

BancFirst in Nicoma Park hosting retirement celebration all day Friday, Jan. 17 By Maxine Wheelan Staff Writer A longtime employee in the banking system, Mary Henderson will be retiring on Friday, Jan. 17.  She has worked at BancFirst in Nicoma Park for the past 12 years. Henderson said it was a hard decision to make…

City of Choctaw launches election webpage

An informative webpage has been put up by city staff to help inform the public about the upcoming Feb. 11 election. The new page can be found by navigating to Home>Residents>February 11, 2020 special Election at mychoctaw.org. City officials hope the site will help the public better understand the condition of Choctaw’s roadways and budgetary…

Choctaw seeks funding for road repairs

City officials ask residents to vote on two ballot questions During the first Choctaw City Council meeting of December, city officials took action to approve two ballot questions that will go before registered voters within the city limits Feb. 11, 2020. Residents will decide on two ballot questions meant to provide funding for major road…

Minco’s Honey Festival coming up Saturday

Saturday’s Honey Festival will feature a number of attractions, from tours of the local honey plant, cotton gin, and wind farm, to the annual honey bake-off, chance to meet Santa, carriage rides, and much more. KIDS TRACTOR PULL One traditional Honey Festival event is the kids’ tractor pull which is a more serious competition than…

City reconsiders ban on ‘night soil’

Council votes to allow Class A biosolids, Class B sludge remains prohibited In July Choctaw city officials voted unanimously to amend the code of ordinances, prohibiting the spreading of solid human waste within city limits. Now officials have modified the law, still prohibiting sludge, but allowing for the use of a more refined Class A…

OG&E gives CNP over $211,000 rebate

District upgrades to LED technology Last December, the Board of Education of Choctaw-Nicoma Park Public Schools accepted a proposal to remove and replace most incandescent and fluorescent lighting throughout the district with new LED lighting. “Everywhere there was a lightbulb in this district we swapped it with an LED. This was an expensive endeavor, but…

The Black Raven moves to Harrah

The Black Raven is a traditional Irish pub that recently setup shop on Church Avenue. Previously located in Choctaw Plaza, for the last five years, the Black Raven recently opened to serve Harrah. The pub has become well known for traditional Irish food, drink and music entertaining locals and attracting visitors to eastern Oklahoma County.…

Improving Choctaw’s Ten Acre Lake

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation conducts survey Keith Thomas and Steven O’Donnell, with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, were out at Choctaw’s Ten Acre Lake Oct. 23 to conduct a fish survey. The pair of fishery biologists boated around the lake shocking the water, which temporarily stunned fish, allowing for capture and measurement before…

Choctaw to call on voters for roads

City leaders ponder bond issue, sales tax increase Tired of driving on sub-par streets and roads in Choctaw? Choctaw residents will have an opportunity to do something about the deplorable road conditions that exist in parts of the city on February 11, 2020 when they will have an opportunity to go to the polls and…

Developer moves forward with Henney Ridge addition

During the final regular Choctaw City Council meeting of October a public hearing was held to address the Choctaw Planning Commission’s recommendation to approve a superimposed zoning of planned unit development for the proposed Henney Ridge housing addition. Despite a group of concerned neighbors in attendance to voice their opposition, city officials approved the developer’s…

Area Sports

CHS claims double gold at Panther Classic

Choctaw dominates Panther Classic Both Choctaw High School basketball squads dominated their way to a Harrah Panther Classic Championship over the weekend. After opening the year with two close losses, the CHS boys turned it around this weekend and captured three straight over ranked challengers. CHS opened with a 91-52 romp over Class 3A’s No.…

Choctaw opens basketball season vs. Lawton

JV squads dominate Wolverines Choctaw High School opened basketball season last Tuesday hosting Lawton. Before the varsity contests got underway Choctaw performed well in the junior varsity matchups. Both junior varsity squads claimed big wins leading up to varsity contests. The JV Lady Yellowjackets didn’t allow Lawton to find the hoop until late in the…

Final 4: Yellowjackets to make first State Semifinal appearance since 1965

Choctaw High School claimed a historic win Friday night. Choctaw gave the Roughers their third consecutive first-round playoff exit, while the Yellowjackets, in their first playoff appearance since 2015, claimed their first postseason win since 1981. The Class 6A-II State Quarterfinal victory advanced the Jackets to the state semifinals for the first time since 1965.…

Choctaw heads to playoffs

Jackets dominate Deer Creek to place No. 3 in District 6A-II-I With a dominant win over Deer Creek, 62-34, Choctaw finished the regular season No. 3 in District 6A-II-I. The Yellowjackets (7-3, 5-2) are now preparing for their first playoff appearance since 2015, which will be the school’s 16th trip to the postseason. Choctaw scored…

Choctaw downs Bombers, 42-41

Choctaw claimed a 42-41 double-overtime victory over neighboring rival Midwest City Friday at Rose Field. Senior linebacker and Oklahoma State University commit, Jeff Roberson, snagged a game-winning interception to ruin Midwest City’s 2-point conversion attempt in double overtime. After a back-and-fourth first half Choctaw’s defense would open up the second half putting the Yellowjackets in…

Jackets stun Lawton, 41-35

Choctaw rallies late to score final 21 points Choctaw High School’s Yellowjackets rallied late Friday to secure a big district win that likely ruined any hopes the Wolverines had of a playoff appearance. On a cold and rainy night in Lawton, Choctaw produced 560 yards of offense by the end of the night to win…

Jackets throttle Shawnee

Choctaw opens season with 49-21 win over SHS Choctaw began its 2019 season with a dominant 49-21 victory against Shawnee Friday night at Bill Jensen Field. Choctaw scored early and often as the Yellowjackets refused to take their foot off the gas despite rotating through nearly the entire lineup. With an aggressive offensive scheme the…

Yellowjackets prepare to open vs. Shawnee

Going into a third season head coach Jake Corbin and his staff are more confident than ever about the future of Choctaw football. Corbin says his young and talented squad is in prime condition, and they’ll be ready to perform as winners week after week. “I feel like we’re in very good shape. Our physical…

Choctaw’s George sets state scoring record

Leading the way Choctaw High School’s Lady Yellowjackets defeated Putnam City North Friday, 7-0. The shutout on Bill Jensen Field bumped Choctaw to 10-2 on the season, and for one Yellowjacket the game meant a lot more. Rebekah George broke the Class 6A girls soccer scoring record as she sent four into the net on…

Choctaw wins Stunt Cheer Competition

  Choctaw High School’s Stunt Cheer team opened the season with a pair of wins last week. Choctaw’s cheerleaders defeated Blanchard 14-11 to open the competition and later dropped Norman, 18-5. CHS secured top honors going 2-0. Carl Albert (1-1) beat Norman (0-2) but fell to Moore (1-1). Blanchard (1-1) beat Moore, but lost to…

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