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Choctaw considers limiting public comments

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times City Council debates meeting restrictions for non-residents At last week’s regular meeting, Choctaw City Council weighed the possibility of limiting public comments to residents of the city. Some city officials say they hope to limit public comments to residents and people doing business in or with the City of Choctaw, and…

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Choctaw City Council candidate filing set for Feb. 6-8

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times City adjusts ward map Choctaw City Council moved to approve a new ward boundary map during the second regular meeting of January. The new boundaries were an effort to balance the city wards by current population based off of data from the 2020 U.S. Census. The change comes just before the…

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Public concerns about yard parking, meter tampering cause stir

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times City Hall has recently caused a stir in the community with letters warning residents that parking in lawns and tampering with water meters is illegal in Choctaw. The city recently adopted a $500 meter tampering fee for Choctaw utility customers. City staff urged council to put a concrete penalty system in…

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Choctaw approves improvements

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times New parking lot planned for Choctaw’s Bouse Sports Complex The City of Choctaw moved forward with plans to pave a new parking lot at Bouse Sports Complex. The lot will be funded by $200,000 in Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds for Non-Entitlement Units of Government (ARPA Funds). The Coronavirus State and…

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Choctaw announces ‘Friday Nights in the Park’

City now accepting applications for summer market By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Friday nights in the park will continue to be a fun community event this coming summer in Choctaw. Choctaw Creek Park will remain the host site of a weekly community market event each Friday, May through September. The weekly gathering will continue to feature…

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Choctaw purchases extrication equipment

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Firehouse Subs Safety Foundation grant provides modern life-saving tools Choctaw Fire Department has new extrication equipment thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs. Choctaw City Council approved the acceptance of a Firehouse Subs Safety Foundation grant in the amount of $24,852 in July of 2022. Officials say those funds were used…

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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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Harrah hosts annual Legislative Luncheon

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times The Harrah Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Legislative Luncheon Aug. 16 at St. Teresa Catholic Church. In attendance to speak was Governor Kevin Stitt, Congresswoman Stephanie Bice, State Senator Shane Jett, Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan, Estela Hernandez – Field Representative for Senator James Lankford, and Harrah Mayor Danny Trent.…

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Ceremonial signing hosted for Courtney’s Law

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A Choctaw resident recently met with state officials to celebrate a new law named in her honor meant to better inform parents about services to help children with chromosomal disorders. Last week Choctaw’s Courtney Gaines joined District 42 State Senator Brenda Stanley, Governor Kevin Stitt, family, and friends for an honorary…

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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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