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Triple X Road reopened

Road closed in 2013 reopens, region still faces variety of roadway issues By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   A section of Triple X Road that has been barricaded since 2013, reopened this summer. District 2 County Commissioner Brian Maughan says the needed repairs, reconstruction of roadway and modification of the river bank was made possible by…

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Man in custody after taking handgun to Choctaw football practice

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Choctaw High School was briefly put on lockdown Tuesday afternoon after a man with a firearm showed up to football practice. A short time later, 20-year-old Latrell Donyell Mensah, of Midwest City, and a juvenile female were under arrest for charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and…

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Klimkowski named to Harrah City Council

By John Martin Staff Writer Longtime Harrah resident Bernadette Klimkowski has been appointed to the Harrah City Council, replacing Paul Wiegert as the Ward 1 representative since Wiegert has moved out of the Ward. A native of Harrah, Klimkowski attended Harrah Schools and graduated from Harrah High School. She also retired from distinguished career teaching…

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Domino Convenience Store opens in Choctaw

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times There’s a new option for refueling in eastern Oklahoma County. Domino Convenience Stores has expanded with a new location in Choctaw. This new store, Domino No. 133, is located at the northeast corner of NE 23rd Street and Hiwassee Road. The store recently opened to the public. Officials say the new…

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Choctaw Area Chamber hires Combs

New President/CEO takes helm of nonprofit   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times The Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Kaleb Combs as their new President/CEO. Combs, a native of Jones, graduated from Jones High School in 2013. In December of 2021 he completed a history degree at the University of Central Oklahoma, and a few…

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Choctaw Fire Department receives $25K grant

  By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw Fire Department has been awarded a grant for extrication equipment. Choctaw City Council approved the acceptance of a Firehouse Subs Safety Foundation Grant in the amount of $24,852, July 19. Officials say funds will be used for extrication equipment, which include a variety of cutters, spreaders and rams used…

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Hope for Harper: Choctaw purchases $85K asphalt paver

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times City officials say there’s hope for Harper Road and other city roadways falling into disrepair thanks to the purchase of an asphalt paver. July 19 the Choctaw City Council approved the spending of $85,000 for the purchase of an asphalt paver from Warren CAT of Oklahoma City. The funds needed for…

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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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Holidays with Heroes

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Eastern Oklahoma County first responders unite to take children Christmas shopping   Local first responders recently took time to celebrate the holidays with some youngsters they consider to be hometown heroes. The Eastern Oklahoma County Chief’s Association hosted their inaugural Holiday with Heroes event on Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.…

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Bond election planned for 2022

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Two new elementary schools among plans for Choctaw-Nicoma Park   The Choctaw-Nicoma Park School District is earnestly preparing a school bond proposal to present to citizens of the district in early 2022. Officials say thanks to voter support of the last bond issue, passed 14 years ago, this new bond…

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