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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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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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New Chief in town

Richey joins ranks of CHS AFJROTC   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times After 13 years with the Choctaw High School Air Force Junior ROTC program, retired United States Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Walter Kula Jr. has retired from his teaching position at Choctaw High School. School officials have found a qualified replacement to join retired…

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Eastern Oklahoma County Resource Center breaks ground in Choctaw

Nonprofit works to prove the community is ‘better together’   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times June 2 the Choctaw Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Eastern Oklahoma County Resource Center, to be located east of Harper Road on NE 20th Street in Choctaw. EOCRC is an established nonprofit and has been actively…

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Choctaw fifth grader awarded for patriotism

EOC Rotary Satellite Club hosts inaugural essay contest   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times The East Oklahoma County Rotary Satellite Club recently launched a new service project calling for essay entries from local fifth graders. Designed to encourage writing and critical thinking skills, the inaugural contest was themed “What does patriotism mean in America today?” East…

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Nicoma Park student earns Patriot Pen Award

By Maxine Wheelan Staff Writer District 10 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 7291 held their annual essay contest recently and a National Patriot Pen Award was presented to the winner as well as 22 others. The recognition ceremony was hosted on Jan. 14, at VFW Post 7291 for the winner of the contest,…

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Choctaw to return to five-day learning

CNP School Board votes to begin transitioning back to full week for in-person students   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor At the most recent regular Choctaw-Nicoma Park School Board meeting, officials unanimously approved Superintendent David Reid’s recommendation to begin transitioning back toward a five-day in-person school week. The board voted to begin changing back to a…

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