Harrah

Harrah works to overcome divisive election

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Residents vote for three new city officials   Harrah has selected new city leadership following a divisive campaign cycle that included defamatory political mailers, hostile social media exchanges and the cancellation of public candidate forums following safety concerns. The most contested Harrah municipal election in recent history resulted in voters…

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EOC little league hosts ‘March Madness’

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   COVID-19, winter weather pushes youth season back to a 95-team March postseason tournament   The EOC Basketball League hosted a postseason invitational over the weekend with 95 teams competing over three days at five different schools throughout eastern Oklahoma County. A year of scheduling complications, from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic…

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Chicken Shack to open in Harrah by June

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   The Chicken Shack has become a major attraction located just 15 minutes east of Edmond on Historic Route 66. Delicious chicken and other flavorful favorites combined with a relaxing atmosphere have been attracting crowds to the eastern region of Oklahoma County with the rural Luther location. Now downtown Harrah is…

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Chequers to setup in Harrah

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   An eastern Oklahoma County favorite will soon be expanding east. Chequers Restaurant and Pub, located in Midwest City since 1987, will be serving up favorites in Harrah this spring. The Heritage Park Pavilion has had a full commercial kitchen for years and was previously rented out to caterers who served…

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Casey’s coming to EOC

By Ryan Horton Managing Editor Large convenience store to be built near Kickapoo Turnpike and NE 23rd in Harrah   In recent years eastern Oklahoma County residents have been outspoken for the need of a large convenience store option east of Oklahoma City and Midwest City. Harrah city officials confirm that option will be coming in…

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Kickapoo Turnpike now open

North half of toll road connects NE 23rd Street and Britton Road to Turner Turnpike   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   The northern half of the Kickapoo Turnpike, connecting U.S. Highway 62 to I-44 in eastern Oklahoma County, opened Tuesday. The northern 11-mile section is a four-lane divided highway that connects to NE 23rd, near…

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Choctaw High School girls claim title

EOC cross country teams get started By John Martin Staff Writer Area schools beat the COVID-19 and the competition Saturday as the 2020 OSSAA Cross Country season tipped off. The Choctaw Lady Jackets flexed their muscles big-time at the unique Norman Relay meet where teams of four each ran 1.5 miles as Jay Reaves’ Ladies…

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Harrah discusses pandemic mandates

Leaders show no interest in passing local restrictions   By Ryan Horton Managing Editor   During Monday’s regular City Council meeting Harrah leaders entertained a discussion on possible future pandemic policy for the City of Harrah. “I don’t want to be the guy to tell a 21-year-old what they can and can’t do,” said mayor Larry…

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