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Former Jones deputy clerk charged with embezzlement

State Auditor releases Town of Jones City investigative audit By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A former employee of the Town of Jones City has been arrested for allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from fines and fees collected through citations issued by the Jones Police Department. The Jones Board of Trustees originally requested that the State Auditor…

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Jackets soar over Westmoore

Choctaw returns to the field following fatal shooting at season opener By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Choctaw High School completed their first football game of the year Thursday with a 29-10 win over Westmoore. While most teams moved to their third game of the season last week, Choctaw improved to 1-0 after a fatal shooting…

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Charges in Choctaw High School shooting increased to first-degree murder

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times According to court documents filed Sept. 8, charges against the 15-year-old who allegedly shot and killed a 16-year-old and injured several others at Choctaw’s football home opener against Del City have changed from second-degree murder to first-degree murder. The juvenile male was arrested Aug. 30. The shooting happened about 10:10 p.m.,…

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Franchise agreement to appear on Aug. 8 ballot

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times The City of Choctaw is calling on voters to renew Oklahoma Gas & Electric’s franchise agreement with the city. Residents within the city limits will be tasked with renewing the energy company’s 25-year franchise agreement with Choctaw with an Aug. 8 election. OG&E needs to renew the agreement to continue accessing…

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County to assist Choctaw with road repairs

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   At last week’s Town Hall meeting, District 2 Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan expressed his willingness to assist the City of Choctaw with road repairs. After about a decade, the county will resume providing in-kind assistance to the city for road projects. Maughan says the previous district attorney prevented the…

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Choctaw Round-up Club plans annual pageant, rodeo

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw’s Hope Retreat Ranch is set to host the annual Choctaw Round-up Club Rodeo Pageant, Friday July 21. The festivities will begin at 7 p.m. with young ladies presenting a speech, answering interview questions, and modeling their fashion forward outfit of their choice. The Choctaw Round-up Club IPRA Pro Rodeo is…

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12-year-old recovering from gunshot wound

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Boy shot by brother outside Choctaw Walmart in July 4 accident An Independence Day stop at Choctaw’s Walmart turned to tragedy for one local family. A 14-year-old boy accidentally shot his 12-year-old brother about 2 p.m. July 4 at the Walmart Supercenter near NE 23rd and Henney Road, The accident occurred…

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Under construction: CNP bond projects underway

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw-Nicoma Park School District begins work on bond projects The Choctaw-Nicoma Park School District officially broke ground on the recently approved bond projects May 18, and it didn’t take long for there to be visible work underway at Choctaw High School. Work is underway to prepare for a new two-story main…

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L.W. Westfall Elementary named Model School for 20th straight year

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times L.W. Westfall Elementary has been named a Great Expectations Model School for the 20th consecutive year. The entire school gathered for their weekly Friday morning assembly “Westfall Rising” with much to celebrate, May 5. Westfall continues to set an example for not only the Choctaw-Nicoma Park School District, but the entire…

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Choctaw Arbor Day Celebration recognizes two outstanding residents

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw hosted a belated Arbor Day celebration May 5 featuring a tree planting ceremony dedicated to the late Christel Turek. Choctaw mayor Chad Allcox encouraged residents to plant trees and plan for the future annually with Arbor Day. Allcox took time to honor two outstanding members of the Choctaw community this…

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