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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…

CHS Drama & Stagecraft claims 14th State Championship

Choctaw High School’s Drama & Stagecraft program has claimed their 14th Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Class 6A One Act State Championship with a breathtaking one-act performance of The Crucible. With an Oct. 24 performance at Putnam City High School, CHS secured the state one-act play title, prestigious State Tech Award and also had four…

TFCU breaks ground in Choctaw

Community leaders joined the Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce and Tinker Federal Credit Union officials for a groundbreaking Ceremony last Wednesday. The Sept. 25 ceremony celebrated Choctaw’s latest commercial construction, which is expected to be a rapid development. “Anytime we see dirt moving that’s a really great thing,” said Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO…

Choctaw’s Veterans Memorial seeks new management

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor Choctaw Veterans Memorial is looking for a few good citizens. The memorial dedicated to veterans, located near the intersection of NE 23rd Street and Choctaw Road, is in need of a dedicated group of citizens to handle the management and future expansion of the site. Choctaw Economic Development Authority is…

TFCU moves ahead with Choctaw branch

City approves final plat for Tinker Federal Credit Union During the Aug. 6 regular meeting the Choctaw City Council approved a final plat for Tinker Federal Credit Union. Choctaw’s TFCU branch will be constructed at 2183 Harper Street. TFCU says its newest branch location will feature an innovative design. The new design will include a community…

Tackling Tourette Syndrome

Choctaw teen named TAA Youth Ambassador A 17-year-old from Choctaw is on a mission to spread awareness about Tourette Syndrome and related tic disorders. The Tourette Association of America recently announced this year’s Youth Ambassador Program inductees – a group of teens that were selected to participate in the association’s ambassador training program in Orlando, Florida,…

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…

Area Sports

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”…

District of Champions

  CHS celebrates 2015-16 accolades, looks toward 2016-17 By Ryan Horton Managing Editor Choctaw High School secured an unprecedented nine team State Championships during the 2015-16 school year. Proving to produce champions in and out of the classroom, Choctaw finished the year with five state team titles and four academic state team titles. The Yellowjackets…

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