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OKLAHOMA CITY —­ The Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program hit 20,000 graduates this week with Oklahoma represented as the leading state in the nation for graduates. Created in 2009, the MBA program is a free, self-guided online course that provides members of the beef community ­ from farm…

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Average gasoline prices in Oklahoma have risen 5.6 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.88/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's survey of 2,294 stations in Oklahoma. Prices in Oklahoma are 2.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 88.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

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Bluepeak, an innovative internet provider, announced Tuesday that it received franchise approval from the city of Muskogee to provide a high-speed fiber network to the community.

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No community, chamber, or business leader wants to be labeled as one that thinks too small. William Ward once said, “The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” As a leader, which category do you find yourself falling in? I recal…

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Oklahoma gas prices have fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.82/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,294 stations in Oklahoma. Gas prices in Oklahoma are 7.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 90.0 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

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After serving the members of Muskogee Federal Credit Union for over 37 years, Patti Sallee has announced her retirement effective Dec. 31. Sallee began her career with MFCU as a teller and has had various roles including loan officer and teller supervisor. Her knowledge, experience, and expe…

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Shipments by barge continued an upward trend in November at the Port of Muskogee while railroad and truck tonnage trended in the opposite direction. 

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A Muskogee-based trucking company founded in 2018 was chosen carrier of the year by a third-party logistics company that has contracts with 54,000 carriers. 

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You know it’s that time of the year when packages of all shapes and sizes begin to litter your porch. This year, C + R Research reported that over 230 million US digital buyers would be shopping online, making it a busy time for package theft. With 43 percent of Americans citing themselves a…

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Oklahoma gas prices have fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.88/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,294 stations in Oklahoma. Gas prices in Oklahoma are 13.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.06/g higher than a year ago.

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Prospect Cycles signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Muskogee community, according to U-Haul Company of Oklahoma Inc.

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Oklahoma gas prices have fallen 6.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,294 stations in Oklahoma. Gas prices in Oklahoma are 12.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.11/g higher than a year ago.

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Shipments to and from the Port of Muskogee continue to outpace year-to-date totals reported through the first 10 months of 2020 for cargo moved by barge and truck, but rail still lagged last year's totals. 

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Oklahoma gas prices have fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.97/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,294 stations in Oklahoma. Gas prices in Oklahoma are 2.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.23/g higher than a year ago.

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The Muskogee City-County Port Authority plans to partner with Muskogee County commissioners to address "immediate infrastructure needs" for two tracts of land at John T. Griffin Industrial Park. 

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City councilors will revisit on Wednesday a "substantial change" to Muskogee's tourism program, which came under increased scrutiny after trustees approved a plan in October to outsource management to a third-party contractor.

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Oklahoma gas prices have fallen 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.00/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,294 stations in Oklahoma. Gas prices in Oklahoma are 4.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.23/g higher than a year ago.

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As I have been writing this “Building Main Street, not Wall Street” weekly column for the past couple years, I have been asked on more than one occasion, how we might sum up a message in one single column, or message? While summing the complete process and outline would be impossible in one …

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County Farm Bureaus were recognized for their efforts to further agriculture and rural Oklahoma during Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s 80th Annual Meeting Nov. 6 in Norman.

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Muskogee experienced more than 6% growth in its sales tax revenue during the first five months of the fiscal year compared with the same period a year ago, signaling a strong retail market. 

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Oklahoma gas prices have risen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.02/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,294 stations in Oklahoma. Gas prices in Oklahoma are 10.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.26/g higher than a year ago.

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The Compassus program serving Muskogee and the surrounding areas announced the addition of a palliative care program to its services, which also includes hospice. Compassus provides care for patients in Adair, Cherokee, Haskell, Hughes, Latimer, Le Flore, McIntosh, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Pittsb…

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I love quotes. I decided to title my column this week after the famous quote used by Winston Churchill when speaking to the British Parliament during World War II. The famous words, “Never, never give up” were used back then to motivate and inspire an entire country during a dark time.  It d…

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Buff City Soap is opening Thursday in Muskogee. The business is a rapidly growing retail franchise known for its handmade plant based soap and body products made in-store daily. The new makery is located at 703 W. Shawnee Bypass next to TJ Maxx.

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Oklahoma gas prices have risen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.01/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,294 stations in Oklahoma. Gas prices in Oklahoma are 16.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.24/g higher than a year ago.

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September shipping activity at the Port of Muskogee outpaced totals recorded a year ago across the board, but 2020 tallies were somewhat lower than previous years due to pandemic-related economic slowdown.

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Oklahoma gas prices have risen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.99/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,294 stations in Oklahoma. Gas prices in Oklahoma are 15.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.18/g higher than a year ago.

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When I visit and think about small and medium-sized local communities, I am reminded of the famous line used many times in the movie series, "The Hunger Games," that goes, “May the odds be ever in your favor.” At times I feel many of these local communities are doing a very poor job of assur…

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Muskogee continued to experience growth from sales tax collections, a primary revenue stream that supports fire and police protection along with a variety of other municipal services. 

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