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Eastern Oklahoma County

Back-to-back champions

Lady Longhorns win second straight state basketball title   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Just a short time ago a Jones High School girls’ team had never made the postseason. A year after earning the school’s first girls’ state title, Jones went 3-0 again at the Class 3A State Basketball Championship Tournament to win state 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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Choctaw-Nicoma Park residents vote YES

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Voters show overwhelming support of new school bonds Voters of the Choctaw-Nicoma Park School District showed overwhelming support for new bond issues aimed at districtwide improvements. After the first precinct reported results, support of the new school bonds was over 75 percent and that percentage remained as final results trickled in…

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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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Parents urge CNP Schools to open doors

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Online petition aims to influence Choctaw-Nicoma Park principals in to allowing parents back inside district school sites   Local parents have started an effort to urge principals to open their school facilities up to the families of attending students. While Choctaw-Nicoma Park Schools have long been reopened to in-person learning…

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SWEET 16: Drama claims another OSSAA 6A One Act State Championship

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw’s theatre program has claimed their 16th Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Class 6A One Act State Championship with a breathtaking one-act performance of The Women of Lockerbie. Aubrey Hoag, Mckinley Rowton and Anna Dewey were each selected as All-State Actors. Choctaw’s one-act cutting secured an unprecedented 18th regional crown and…

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2022 Teacher of the Year Finalists announced

  By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A local educator is in the running for the state’s top honor. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today announced the 12 finalists for Oklahoma’s next Teacher of the Year. “These 12 educators represent some of the best teaching talent in Oklahoma,” said Hofmeister. “These finalists are exceptional examples…

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Jackets sting Booker T. Washington

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Ray runs for 287 yards on way to homecoming win Choctaw High School celebrated Homecoming 2021 with a district-play-opening victory over Booker T. Washington. The undefeated and third-ranked Hornets traveled to Bill Jensen Field to take on the second-ranked Yellowjackets. The 6A-II powers collided for a district-opening clash of championship…

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Progress celebrated at Choctaw Road and SE 15th

  By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Friday the Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce hosted ribbon-cutting ceremonies for Bobby Lewis State Farm Insurance and Elizabeth D O’Malley Edward Jones at Choctaw Road and SE 15th. Visitors got a tour of the first two anchor offices in the new development and also took a look at the future…

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