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Jackets blowout Beacon Hill, 66-0

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Choctaw opens year with shutout of visiting Virginia team Choctaw High School opened football season Friday with a 66-0 shutout of Beacon Hill, Virginia. Choctaw’s offense marched up and down the field with ease going 478 yards on the way to eight touchdowns. Meanwhile, Beacon Hill had no answers for Choctaw’s…

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Minors facing charges after alleged attack

Choctaw-Nicoma Park Schools and local police working together to combat bullying By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A recent act of violence in the Choctaw High School parking lot has many in the community focused on reducing bullying and fighting within the school district. Public outcry grew over the weekend after videos of the alleged assault, involving…

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EOCRC delivers school supplies

Nearly $12,000 worth of materials provided By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A recent school supply drive provided nearly $12,000 worth of supplies for Choctaw-Nicoma Park, Harrah, Jones and McLoud students. Monday volunteers with the Eastern Oklahoma Resource Center delivered an estimated $11,650 worth of school supplies to area schools. Coordinators estimate the donations will help around…

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Choctaw hosts inaugural Pepper Festival

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times Friday night hundreds came out to the inaugural Choctaw Creek Pepper Festival hosted at the Choctaw Creek Park Farmer’s Market. A total of 10 local pepper lovers went head-to-head chowing down on a locally sourced pepper lineup starting with jalapenos and concluding with “Hurt Berry” peppers, which rank about 2 million…

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Building a road plan

Traffic counts add clarity to road improvement needs By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times After Choctaw voters rejected two proposals on a February 2020 ballot that would have provided funding for needed road reconstruction throughout the city limits, city officials took action to begin gathering more information regarding the city’s streets in an effort to begin developing…

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Brown crowned Miss Oklahoma City’s Outstanding Teen 2022

Miss EOC/Mid-Del Outstanding Teen 2020-21 crowned Miss Oklahoma City’s Outstanding Teen 2022   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   Choctaw’s own Bella Brown has been crowned Miss Oklahoma City’s Outstanding Teen 2022 and is set to compete in June of 2022 for the title of Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen. Last Saturday, Brown took part in the…

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SSM Health clinic under construction in Harrah

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times A new health clinic is under construction in Harrah. SSM Health is constructing a facility on NE 23rd Street just west of the newly built Kickapoo Turnpike and NE 23rd Street. A groundbreaking ceremony was hosted last week. The health medical group purchased the 87,120-square foot piece of land in the…

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Searching for bluebirds

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   An estimated 80 percent of Oklahoma’s eastern bluebird population perished this year   Local bird watchers may have noticed less bluebirds this year. Hundreds of thousands of eastern bluebirds died in February during harsh winter weather throughout southern states. A long stretch of snow, ice and freezing temperatures killed bluebirds…

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Oklahoma Pistols win Gulf Coast World Series

Local 10U players finish atop 46 teams in Alabama   By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   The Pistols, a local 10U baseball team, recently had the opportunity to travel to Gulf Shores, Alabama and compete in the World Series. The team went a perfect 8-0 to become World Series Champions. “I am sure some think we…

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Firework retailers encourage early shopping

By Ryan Horton Choctaw Times   National shortage causes supply concerns at local stands For many, fireworks are the most anticipated aspect of annual Fourth of July celebrations. Many eastern Oklahoma County residents especially take pride in discharging their own fireworks at private parties and social gatherings around Independence Day. However, local fireworks distributors are warning…

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