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Round-Up Club to host rodeo, Aug. 9-10

  The Choctaw Round-Up Club is set to host their 54th annual rodeo. Choctaw’s IPRA Rodeo is set for Aug. 9 and 10 starting at 8 p.m. Pre-rodeo events start at 7 p.m. each night, and this year those events include a kids coin scramble, stick horse race and a hay bale roll. Rodeo action…

City considers plans for constructing $5 million building

During the last regular Choctaw City Council meeting Bockus Payne architects were in attendance to present preliminary pricing and schematic information on a proposed downtown building plan. The firm was contracted by the city, at a cost of up to $36,000, for consulting and design services on a proposed mixed-use building to be constructed on…

Choctaw-Nicoma Park continues rapid growth

State’s 19th largest school district expects to continue growing Choctaw-Nicoma Park officials say the success of the school district is a clear representation of the area continuing an upward trend in all aspects. While the rural small-town feel continues to attract residents to this region of eastern Oklahoma County, the popularity of the school district…

Choctaw quarter section rezoned

Northeast corner of NE 36th and Henney zoned residential During the July 16 regular City Council meeting Choctaw officials unanimously voted to approve a rezone of a property located at the northeast corner of NE 36th and Henney Road. The rezone request was submitted by Woodall Exchange, LLC and changed the zoning of the property…

Marshall moves Choctaw PD forward

After more than six months on the job, Choctaw Police Chief Kelly Marshall has a grasp on regular operations and is prepared to move the department forward. “We’re working on getting more out into the community. We like our officers out in the community, and we want our kids to know our officers and not…

Fine adopted for passing barricades

Choctaw considers regulating tobacco, vapor and marijuana use in public spaces During the July 16 regular City Council meeting Choctaw officials unanimously voted to adopt a new fee for driving around road barricades, while a proposed law change prohibiting the use of tobacco, vapor and marijuana on city property was tabled until August. The Choctaw…

Playground dedicated in memory of former State Representative

The name Miskelly has returned to Choctaw’s largest park. Mayor Randy Ross and city staff met with the Miskelly family July 4 to dedicate the recently installed playground in Choctaw Creek Park as John Miskelly Playground. John Miskelly Jr., was a state representative who setup the park, but was killed in a car accident before…

Choctaw outlaws use of solid human waste as fertilizer

During last week’s regular City Council meeting Choctaw officials voted unanimously to amend the code of ordinances, prohibiting the spreading of solid human waste within city limits. Ordinance No. 796-2019 was approved at the July 2 meeting with a vote of support from the entire council. The ordinance declares the spreading of solid waste, from…

Get your kicks at Peaceful Warriors – Local martial arts academy teaches more than self-defense

Peaceful Warriors, located at 3597 Northwest 32nd Street in Newcastle, trains the principles of many martial arts, such as tae kwon do, judo, copiera, yoga, parkour, and much more. With belt systems and leveled progression, the academy’s instructors see to it that all of those training are getting the most they can out of it. Cory…

Local men arrested for assault in Shawnee

Shawnee police are investigating the assault of 36-year-old Jarric DeShawn Carolina and 36-year-old Monty Whittet, who were allegedly attacked by two local men in the parking lot outside of BrickHouse Saloon in Shawnee around 2 a.m. Saturday. Choctaw and Harrah men were arrested for their alleged role in what could be a racially motivated assault…

Area Sports

Choctaw wins Carl Albert Tournament

Choctaw High School’s varsity volleyball squad won the Carl Albert Titan Invitational Tournament over the weekend. The Lady Yellowjackets redeemed their only loss of the tourney, and secured gold after beating Shawnee in five games (25-20, 23-25, 24-26, 25-20 and 13-15). MVP Choctaw’s Maddi Miller and Meghan Mickle were named to the All-Tournament Team. Miller…

McCord, Lady Panthers stun Blanchard

Junior Skylar McCord limited a powerful Blanchard lineup to just three hits and the Harrah Lady Panthers fast-pitch softball team celebrated their 2016 home opener with a 5-1 victory over the Lady Lions Tuesday. The new rankings are not out yet, but Blanchard is a tradition-rich contender for state playoff action and one of the…

Back in the swing of things

Defending Class 6A State Champions return to action Choctaw High School Softball had a record season last year as the Lady Yellowjackets rolled through competition to secure the prestigious Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Class 6A State Championship. The softball state title was the second in school history as Choctaw finished the year 36-7 overall…

Leathers trains with Team USA

Choctaw wrestler helps Olympian, prepares for Junior World Championships –   Choctaw High School alumna and current Oklahoma City University wrestler Becka Leathers is contributing to Team USA as a training partner for wrestler Haley Augello in the 2016 Olympics. Leathers, from Choctaw, captured the 123-pound national championship as a freshman in the Women’s College…

Coaches honored at convention

The tributes for athletic excellence continue to roll in for the athletic department at Choctaw High School. In his continued quest for excellence for the district, Athletic Director Todd Dilbeck has stressed finding the very best person possible to be in charge of the athletic programs at Choctaw High School. “Our young people as well…

Blue & Gold Extravaganza set for Aug. 13

Choctaw’s Touchdown Club is set to host fourth annual Blue & Gold Extravaganza August 13 4-8 p.m. Every year the day begins with a community cleanup, followed by a carnival at Choctaw High School and ends with a preview of this year’s Yellowjacket Football Team. The free carnival event will be at the High School…

Summer’s end sport briefs

Free Golf Clinic scheduled A free golf clinic has been scheduled for July 30 at Choctaw Creek Golf Course. PGA Golf Professional Jim Woodward will be on site to give free pointers beginning at 8:30 a.m. After qualifying for the PGA in 1990, Woodward still competes in Champions Tour tournaments. The PGA of America, established…

Leathers leads USA to silver

Choctaw’s Becka Leathers and two other United States women recently won medals at the Grand Prix of Spain helping lead the USA to a second place team finish.   Claiming the top U.S. Finish with a silver medal at 121 pounds was 2015 Junior World bronze medalist and Choctaw High School alumna Becka Leathers. Leathers…

Manek, Harrell spark Elite Oklahoma All-Star squad to title

By John Martin Staff Writer DUNCANVILLE, TX — The inside-outside combo of Harrah senior Brady Manek and Carl Albert’s junior point guard Mason Harrell combined talents to lead the Team Blake Griffin Under-17 Elite Oklahoma All-Star team to a 74-57 triumph over the Colorado Springs (CO) Miners Sunday in the championship game of the Great…

Changes coming for EOC football

By John Martin Staff Writer Now that the typical Oklahoma summer is sending temperatures soaring into the high 90’s, surely it’s time to start thinking about football. In barely three weeks, Oklahoma high school and junior high football teams are allowed to take to the practice field and conditioning areas for what is called “limited”…

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